Posted: Sun Mar 02, 2008 1:01 am
Post subject: First time mum and I am an emotional wreck
hi all. Just found out I am 5 weeks pregnant and of course happy. Only been trying for 2 months and at 40 I thought it would take a while.
I am in a state of shock. It all seems unreal.
At the same time trying to give up smoking. i know how bad it is , but finding it tougher than I thought.
My poor hubbie thinks I have become a monster, I am irritable, moody, mean and just aggitated all the time.
I really want to enjoy this time , but I cannot seem to calm down.
Posted: Sun Mar 02, 2008 8:32 am
Congratulations to you and welcome from another mum to be at 40...I have been through a rollercoaster of emotions with this pregnancy too but I do feel now that at 9 weeks things are looking a little rosier, take one day at a time and relax. There are lots of other ladies on here and there is always someone to share things with good or bad, I have found this site brilliant for any questions I have had.
Good luck and take care, Flossie xx
Posted: Mon Mar 03, 2008 9:05 am
It's not just you!
I have days when I think I can't do this, I don't like being pregnant and I'll be a rubbish mum and generally hate the world and then the next day I wake up and I can't wait to see my baby. Everyone keeps telling me it's my hormone going wild and it'll calm down ....... I really hope so, I'm getting on my own nerves
Posted: Mon Mar 03, 2008 5:30 pm
I gave birth 5months ago and during my pregnancy i bought birthing cds from http://www.natalhypnotherapy.co.uk/ I found these really helped me to stay calm and relaxed throughout my pregnancy.
I found it very enjoyable to listen to the cds on a daily basis
Make the most of this time, as i havent had a proper sleep for ages!
Posted: Tue Mar 04, 2008 1:27 pm
hey, I think you should read my other posts !! you are so not alone i am 37 and am now 13 weeks 2 days - i am only now starting to feel slightly normal but saying that i am still very emotional - i also have had days of depression as well as the volatile mood swings - irritable is probably far too mild a word for how i have been feeling i tell you
we had our second scan yesterday and now i am a different person - to see that little person waving and moving and eating puts everything into perspective - sadly all the side effects i had are very very standard and normal - so please dont think you are alone
also they do ease as your hormones settle
take good care of yourselves especially during this first trimester
Posted: Wed Mar 05, 2008 2:51 pm
Post subject: emotions early pregnancy and stopping smoking!
hey hope youre hormones are settling down a bit.. i thought i was going crazy for a while but now in 2nd trimester am loads better.
i stopped smoking soon after finding out i was pregnant and have smoked for 15yrs,about 20 a day. it was SO SO SO HARD to start off with but i promise you it gets easier... i found it good to plan small present buying for myself on regular occasions ie one pressie after one week no smoke then another after three weeks and so on . it helped when my friends were off to have a ciggerette that i could tell my self no i dont want one i want a present instead! and its not like it costs much money when you consider how much you were spending on cigs!
lots of luck anyway... youre not alone
Posted: Mon Mar 10, 2008 2:19 pm
i feel the same as you all i am 23 and it seems to be just as nerve chomping for me as it is for you. but this seems to be a great group with fantastic support.
i am sure everything will be fine. as for the smoking sometimes the stress is more unhealthy for you and your baby so just take it slowly and cut ot one a day every day go swimming it has helped two of my pregnant smoking friend
good luck, take it easy and enjoy
Posted: Wed Mar 12, 2008 8:19 am
iam 24 on my 8th week and apart from the complete and total amnesia that iam starting to have(much to my boss' chagrin!) i can be such a cow sometimes!! i can hear the nasty words coming out of my mouth and am completely powerless to stop it...but i always feel horrible afterwards (as if that helps!!)hahaha but trust me girl...you aint alone
the smoking thing is really hard but i managed to give it up bse the smell makes me nauseous,thank God!! hope you find a way to kick it too!!