Hi ladies. I am 15 weeks along with our first baby. My husband and I were so excited to conceive. We are older (he turns 40 this year), and have been married for a year. We really think we are "as ready as possible" and will be good parents.
What I am about to say sounds terrible. I am hesitant to talk about it because it sounds so terrible. I just need to know if I am the only one - or is this a kinda normal phase?
I am 15 weeks along, and I have been SUPER sick the entire time. I have lost about ten pounds, even though I have medicine and am closely monitored by my doctors. I keep having to get IV fluids and stuff because I can't keep anything down. I am so sick I haven't been able to do much at all, I need to be near a toilet all the time. This is making me depressed.
I have a counselor now to deal with some of my depression.
Over the past couple of weeks though my depression has turned to panic. I am starting to feel like "what have we done." I feel like maybe having a baby was a terrible thing for us. I feel like I am so overwhelmed and the baby isn't even here. How will I ever be able to take care of the baby?
I want my baby to be born healthy and happy. I want to be a good mother. I want to feel excited and happy... but all I feel right now is sickness and terror.
I want this to be over. I want my baby to be OK, but I also feel like I just can't take one more session of dry heaving.
My doctor tells me this is "extreme" but that she still thinks it is going to end. She says these feelings are normal and don't make me a bad mom.
I still feel like this makes me terrible.
I am so sad and so scared and just don't feel any joy any more about this pregnancy. Is this really normal? Will it really get better?
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