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Hi all. I'm new to this board

I'm 29, and this is my first pregnancy. My husband and I have been married just one year, but we have been together since 2003, and have been friends since 2000. We feel blessed to have a little coming into our lives. Although I have to say, the pregnancy wasn't exactly planned, but not exactly prevented, if you know what I mean. I think my husband wanted it more than I did. Before I got pregnant, I didn't know how I felt about having kids. I'm still not sure I do, even though we have one on the way.

I live in LA, and don't have many friends. I have been here for 2 years, but it is hard to make friends in a place where everything is so spread out geographically. And the friends I do have are either single or guys, and have never been pregnant, so they don't understand what I'm going through. Chronic exhaustion, and I have a condition call hyper-emesis, so I am taking medication to avoid being sick, which seems to make me tired as well. I am about 14 weeks into my pregnancy, and still haven't got that second-trimester burst of energy. I still feel sick every morning, and I feel like all I do is work and sleep. Oh, that's another thing. I work out of my home, so I don't really see anyone all day. And I have to nap at least once a day to keep going.

I feel very isolated and alone, like no one knows or understands what I'm going through. Even my husband, darling that he is, is still a guy and just doesn't seem to understand that his once-superwoman wife is now tired all the time and doesn't have much energy for anything! I used to be the go-to woman, the one everyone could count on for everything. But now I am putting myself first and listening to my body, and most of the time it tells me I'm too exhausted to do anything. Needless to say, this has caused a lot of disappointment among my friends, and I feel like they think they can no longer count on me. I have missed a lot of things on account of being sick or exhausted, and they don't seem to understand that I'm not being flaky. I'm just pregnant.

Anyway, I'm hoping to cultivate some friendships here and just have some people to talk to. I'm feeling lonely and depressed, and I go through periods of elation that I'm pregnant, and periods where I feel resentment because I know I am giving up my whole life to my child, when it finally arrives. Is this normal?

If anyone has any insight, I'd be ever so grateful. Looking forward to meeting you!

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