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*~ Weekly chat thread Jan 3-9 ~*

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Happy New Year mamas (and mamas-to-be)! I hope everyone is feeling good this week. Our pediatric cardiologist told us that the heart is fully formed by the 8th week of pregnancy so many of our babies have perfect little working hearts right now I'm so excited to hit that milestone next week!

Has anyone not told yet? Did anyone tell friends/family recently? How did it go? My mom is "outing" me to everyone under the sun : I guess it is pretty obvious at this point anyway.
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Hi Jilian and everyone else!!! I'm 7 weeks 5 days today! I have told the people who look at my blog, and my friends who I've seen in person, but I haven't officially announced it on more public forums like Facebook or the such.

Today is a good day. I've had so many bad days, that any good day is appreciated! I'm often nauseous, sleepy, grumpy, hormonal, and headachy. We're going for dim sum today, so I hope I can eat!

Does anyone know of a natural/organic cereal that is similar to LIFE Cereal? It seems to be the only cereal I can fathom eating in the mornings.
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Hey everyone!

Sorry your mom is outing you Jilian, but after seeing your pics I think your secret is out anyway lol

I will be 7 weeks on monday so excited to hit that mark. I have been having a little bit of brown spotting, but nothing to be worried about yet... I just want to get to that doctors visit on Feburary second.. I am far to impatient to hear this little ones heart.

I am so so so tired!! I can't get enough sleep! Anyone else having and extream tiredness. I go to bed at about 8 wake up at six for work and am already too tired to make it through the day attequatly -

well off to take a shower, maybe that will wake me up. Today is my only full day with DD, so I better make it good!
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Hooray a new week's thread!! Congrats to all of us on making it through another week!

I dk about you women, but I'm actually looking forward to getting back to our household routines after this long vacation stretch. Here we're all on an academic schedule, so there's been a lot of groovy family time. Still, vacation makes these 1st trimester weeks inch along much too slowly...

I'm at 9/4 today, so I'll be thrilled to be heading into week 10 in a few days.

I check constantly to see if I'm showing and honestly, I just look like I'm growing side chunk. My sister and I both showed really late and we're convinced it's because of the retroverted uterus thing, which also explains the constant sacral pains I deal with.
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I have told my Mom (she knew maybe at 5 or 6 weeks since she and my Dad watched our ds's while doing ivf) my oldest sister and my friend. I would not of told my friend but she is 20 weeks pg and kept asking for my pregnancy and baby stuff. So I had felt it was best to say hey I really need this stuff now . I will tell a lot more people when I am past 12 weeks.

RoseRed ~ have fun with dd. I feel like I am pushing myself to keep ahead of being tired. So I get to the point where I am exhausted and fall into bed. But the worst is when I can not fall asleep or my leggs go all restless on me ugh!

GenomicsGirl ~ Have a great time going out for dim sum. Breakfast is a tricky meal for me too. I am not aware of a Life ceral type organic/natural cereal.
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stardust swallower ~ I was thinking the same thing about this vacation time. Everything is just so different I really need to get back on schedule. I should go out and buy by 2009 planner and update my 2009 calendar.

We are pretty close in dd's. I will be 10 weeks on Tuesday and am thrilled to be almost out of the first trimester.
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genomicsgirl - I just did a search for organic life type cereal and din't find anything. I know this probably won't be the best idea.. but if worse comes to worse, just eat Life.. I just end up rejoicing when my body holds anything down so it doesn't matter much to me what it is lol
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stardust swallower ~ I was thinking the same thing about this vacation time. Everything is just so different I really need to get back on schedule.
Ooh...not me. My husband had a five-day weekend last weekend and this weekend, and it's been so nice to get to sleep in, and just lay around when I feel crappy. Come Monday morning, I'm going to have to figure out how to pull myself together in the morning. Bleh.
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Does anyone know of a natural/organic cereal that is similar to LIFE Cereal? It seems to be the only cereal I can fathom eating in the mornings.
Barbara's Shredded Spoonfuls, and I think there is a Cascadian Farms one too...
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Does anyone know of a natural/organic cereal that is similar to LIFE Cereal? .

MMMMMMM I love cinamon lifeI havent found anthing organic simliar to it though

I am feeling a little better now still sick a lot but not as sick or tired I'm not looking forward to monday to get back to Homeschooling DS after a long break and I have 3 field trips planned for our HS group this month that I just soooooo do not want to deal with but I had set it up before I knew I was preggo it should be fun they are glass blowing classes (2 of them) and a puppet show at the zoo for preschoolers who get to touch hold lots of rare animals.

Im digging cold cuts latley which I usually try to avoid but at least I'm heating to kill off isteria
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I'm 7 weeks today, and I think everyone close to us knows. I'm a surrogate, and I know the baby's mom has told all of her family and friends. Our first midwife appt. is on Friday. It is so hard to wait to find out if it's twins or a singleton. I'm feeling very queasy and tired, but no puking yet, which is a welcome change compared to my other pregnancies.
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I'm 7 weeks today, and I think everyone close to us knows. I'm a surrogate, and I know the baby's mom has told all of her family and friends. Our first midwife appt. is on Friday. It is so hard to wait to find out if it's twins or a singleton. I'm feeling very queasy and tired, but no puking yet, which is a welcome change compared to my other pregnancies.
thats awesome that your are a surrogate are they close friends or are you doing through a service I keep telling DH I would love to be a surrogate to help someone else, what a great gift you are giving :
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Yawn.

It's 10 minutes to 4 and I have so much to do around here but I am SO tired. Wah.

Pretty much everyone that we know knows, and thankfully most of our family on my husband's side didn't give us any flack, like we kinda thought they would. I even got some nice maternity clothes for Christmas from them, which was nice.

My first MW appt is January 20, and DH is coming with me! : I will be 10 weeks, 6 days then - really hoping we'll be able to hear the heartbeat.

I'm 8 weeks right now and in that really awkward stage right now(already?), where almost none of my regular clothes fit but my maternity clothes are still hanging off me. : BUT I just found out today that my really good friend has a Bella Band she's willing to lend me. I'm so excited - that should at least help with a couple of pairs of pants I have. lol
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Thanks for checking girls - I'll try to find the Cascadian Farms one (and if it's nauseating, I'll just give it to the kids LOL).

I've also had some brown spotting. I have also gotten a thick gelatinous discharge - almost like a mucous plug, but yellowish and translucent. No blood residue in it. Anyone have that?

I have been fortunate to be able to take afternoon naps every day but when dh goes back to work, it all ends
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HI guys!

Jillian, we still haven't officially announced, but man, I don't know who's going to be left who's surprised when we do. I think just my mom. Aside from my chronic and horrible lack of desire to keep this particular secret, I'm definitely putting weight on. Last time I was nauseous and lost weight through the first trimester. There appears to be nothing stopping me from eating this time around (touch wood).

My first OB appointment (with an OB I know I'm ditching as soon as I find a MW, hah!) is on the 14th, when I'll be nine weeks exactly. I'll also be taking the audit section of the CPA exam that morning. I have a major exam and a pelvic exam on the same day! Go me!

Stardust, I'm looking forward to getting back on a regular schedule too. Yay for vacation, but I feel like we need our routine back. DS definitely does - he's bouncing off the walls today. The daycare says they're moving him up to the next toddler room on Monday. I'm hoping that activities in the next toddler room include, oh, even more running around.
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I'm 9+1 and finally feel like I'm starting to come out of my grog. The only thing that is worse now than a few weeks ago is the fatigue. At 4 pm every day, I seriously cannot keep my eyes open. I'm getting excited to tell people - I'm in an awkward situation where all my close friends in the US know, my cousin knows but none of my immediate family or friends here in the UK know! Talk about confusing. I typically wait until it's embarrassingly late to tell people - like 20 wks with my first and 14 wks with my second - I just feel cautious and the good part with popping during the holidays is I can cover up with sweaters and people prob think I've got some holiday chunk going on. I haven't told my parents because my mom is AWFUL when any of us tell her we are pregnant. I have no idea why because she loves our kids and she is fine after the initial outburst but I know she is going to act like my life is officially over. So it's kind of a downer that I dread telling her, ya know?
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I'm 9 wks today. So far my m/s has been managable, mostly I've just been feeling "off" and I don't really want to eat anything, except lots and lots of salad.

So far I've only told the friends that we see regularly, the ones that would notice and guess anyway. My family all live pretty far away and I hate the idea of having to make that second phone call if things don't go well... so we're waiting until after we hear a heartbeat to tell anyone else.
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I've started walking for 30 minutes a day and that seems to be helping me stay awake during the day, and fall asleep easier at night.
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Not much news here. I'm 9 wks today. I can't wait for my next appointment! It's not til the 13th. I'm so anxious to make sure everything is going ok!

We haven't told many people. My mom and a few close friends are the only ones who know. I'm not that close to the rest of my family and I know they will probably not be excited. I'm not looking forward to telling them!

Has anyone else been so exhausted they could barely move throughout the day? I feel like this will never end!
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Has anyone else been so exhausted they could barely move throughout the day? I feel like this will never end!
Yes. I've been cleaning for five minutes at a time then sitting down at the computer for ten. I feel useless.
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