PG Co-worker . .

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PG Co-worker . .

Postby MichellevsHG » Oct 30, 2008 8:02 pm

Was told today that she's almost 4 months along . . . she looks so good. Didn't even know she was pg. :( Sadly, I see her differently now . . . she's a fluffy now and I'm so jealous and sad. I'm jealous that she gets to complete a full day of teaching without having to puke behind her desk . . . I'm jeaous she can wear heels and make-up at 4m pg . . . her hair is even done and not in the ponytail I wore everyday because that's all I could manage. My goodness, she probably showers every morning before work. :cry: I am just so jealous of her that I never got that. I never got to "wait" to tell people at work that I was pg, they knew when I was in the hospital and I had to say why.

:cry: Sorry for the vent . . . this is the only place I know people would understand . . . :cry:
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Postby janiep » Oct 31, 2008 4:08 am

i totally understand. i still feel jealous of beautiful blooming pregnant women. i feel like that was taken away from me in such a cruel way. i am also 4 months pg and i've only just started getting out of my bed.. i look like a disgusting mess.
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Postby jenn.stewart » Oct 31, 2008 8:11 am

I know I know. I am about 4 months too and many days my hair is not even brushed and I can't even remember the last time I wore makeup or heels. It must be hard seeing this daily :hugs:
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Postby Schatje » Oct 31, 2008 2:14 pm

I hate fluffies too. I personally know that I don't need a reminder of what my pregnancy was like and what I missed. :hugs:
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Postby meegan875 » Oct 31, 2008 4:29 pm

I was in the same boat during my 1st pregnancy. I was still teaching and there were 4 of us pregnant at the same time. Everyone else kept the secret except me and everyone else was fluffy and wore designer maternity clothes, did their hair, etc. I was lucky to shower that week!lol. It will all even out in the end. :hugs:
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Postby krdoty » Nov 04, 2008 4:02 pm

*HUG*
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Postby MichellevsHG » Nov 08, 2008 9:34 pm

:hugs: Thanks ladies. I knew I could talk about it here. :hugs:
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Postby butterfly » Nov 09, 2008 3:13 pm

I know it is hard to see people pregnant and going about their life mostly unaffected by it. I always think you don't know how lucky you are! But, I guess we all get different challenges in life and that just isn't theres. It is hard though.

I just had a baby in September and my sister is due at the end of December. I get to see her at Thanksgiving and Christmas, which I'm really excited about. But, I know I will feel a pang at seeing her happy and active and eating THANKSGIVING! I am truly grateful that she did not get the HG gene like me. But, that is close to home and especially close to what I just endured.

Of course, she said she can't ever even voice a mild complaint or everyone just jumps all over her with "well, at least you don't get sick like your sister."
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Postby sweetpea » Nov 24, 2008 8:27 pm

Brushed hair and showered? I can't even imagine. My hair brush has been lost for two weeks!

I was teaching special ed up until 15 weeks somehow and I'm sure I looked disgusting. Most of the time the blood vessels in my face had burst from :sickfast: so I had purple spots. Designer clothes ... I wasn't even able to iron my clothes, which are from Goodwill.

As long as I have a health baby come March or April, I gues it's all worth it.
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Postby MichellevsHG » Nov 25, 2008 8:53 am

:hugs: I don't how I did it either. My blood vessels were always *popped* in my face - I looked awful.

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Postby Kenderyl » Nov 25, 2008 11:45 pm

:hugs: I'm sorry. Hehe.. perhaps at the office baby shower you could gift her a stuffed "bunny" to symbolize her "fluffihood"!? :twisted:
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Postby MichellevsHG » Nov 28, 2008 8:28 pm

:hugs: LOL thank you so much for making me smile :twisted:
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Postby sarahkate » Nov 29, 2008 1:11 pm

It is hard. I find friends/ colleagues/ family with complicated pregnancies of whatever kind, even if something so different to my experience, much easier to deal with.

However, going through 'their' pregnancies makes it easier to deal with my own.

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Re: PG Co-worker . .

Postby c600 » Nov 15, 2016 9:58 pm

I have for the most part managed to control my hg with reglan and b6, so most days I don't feel too bad any more, but I do have chronic fatigue syndrome, which worsens somewhat during pregnancy. I can't imagine dressing up or looking nice, or being on my feet all day, sometimes even on a non-pregnant day. It makes me feel envious when I see fluffy pregnant women too, or just well put together moms in general. I think having health issues can feel very isolating.
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