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post #21 of 273
Hi Ladies, and welcome to all of the new additions. Today will be the end of my 8th week (I'm 7w6d today), which is totally weird to me. Most days I totally forget that I'm pregnant because I'm so miserable with nausea. The prescription I got doesn't seem to be very effective. I have to eat high protein food like every 2 hours so it doesn't get too out of hand. It seems like a really cruel twist of fate to have to eat all the time, but to hate all food. I can't wait for this part to end so I can be happy to be pregnant.

I had a dream the other night that I had a baby girl and she had tons of dark brown hair. Both of my sons were born fairly bald, so a kid with a lot of hair would be very unusual for us. Anyway, it was nice to have a baby dream. I'm not reading anything into the gender part of the dream.

I have a question. What is the earliest you can hear the baby's heartbeat with a doppler? Anybody know?
post #22 of 273
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Absolutely! Write off not having a cycle as normal because you're nursing. Write off fatigue as being a mom. Write off nausea as getting over the bug your 7 yo caught at school. It's amazing how these things can pass by. :P
Oh, this is like my dream pregnancy! I hate TTCing, so I am not going to use any BC after this baby is born and hopefully I'll catch the first egg before PP AF starts again. (Of course I say this now, but I might change my mind when I have a toddler and a newborn. )

Shwarma - No swollen boobs? What happened to them?! I thought they were a sight to behold, an Eighth Wonder of the World...

By this point in my pregnancy with DS, I was having frequent migraines. Sure would be happy to skip that symptom, even if it means I have to go without any symptoms at all for a couple more weeks!
post #23 of 273
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Absolutely! Write off not having a cycle as normal because you're nursing. Write off fatigue as being a mom. Write off nausea as getting over the bug your 7 yo caught at school. It's amazing how these things can pass by. :P
Tempting as that is, I'm so glad I know I'm pregnant, because if I didn't, I would totally think I was DYING of cancer, or the black plague, or something. At least I can blame it on a normal pregnancy and not have to fear for my life .
post #24 of 273
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I had a dream the other night that I had a baby girl and she had tons of dark brown hair. Both of my sons were born fairly bald, so a kid with a lot of hair would be very unusual for us. Anyway, it was nice to have a baby dream. I'm not reading anything into the gender part of the dream.

I have a question. What is the earliest you can hear the baby's heartbeat with a doppler? Anybody know?
Brin - I had three dreams my DS was a boy. My friend dreamed of a girl and had a girl. I am just waiting for my first gender dream because I feel like then I will know!

I got a doppler for DS at around 14 weeks. It took me about 15 minutes to find the heartbeat the first time, but once I knew where to look for it, it was easy. I think I will start trying around 8 weeks this time but not be surprised if I don't pick it up until 10-12 weeks, as I think that is what the instructions say.
post #25 of 273
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Lol- I agree with Brin though. I would have started worrying that something is seriously wrong with me if I didn't realize I was pregnant now. But I love the fact that you skipped a few weeks. Congrats on that.

Shwarma - One thing I've realized is that every pregnancy is different. With dd1 I was sick the entire 9 months, with dd2 I was hardly sick at all. A bit nauseous but nothing too bad, and I figured out quickly that it was a combination of dairy and GERD that was making me sick. So as soon as I stopped eating anything dairy and started taking acid reducing pills I felt great! This time around I'm already feeling a lot worse then the two previous times. And I can't blame it on eating dairy or GERD. So I'm just chalking it all up to every pregnancy is different.
post #26 of 273
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Shwarma - No swollen boobs? What happened to them?! I thought they were a sight to behold, an Eighth Wonder of the World...
They were AWESOME! Now they're a bit deflated, but the nursing nipples have reappeared (large & purple). <sigh>

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Shwarma - One thing I've realized is that every pregnancy is different. With dd1 I was sick the entire 9 months, with dd2 I was hardly sick at all. A bit nauseous but nothing too bad, and I figured out quickly that it was a combination of dairy and GERD that was making me sick. So as soon as I stopped eating anything dairy and started taking acid reducing pills I felt great! This time around I'm already feeling a lot worse then the two previous times. And I can't blame it on eating dairy or GERD. So I'm just chalking it all up to every pregnancy is different.
Weird! I was all acidy w/ DD too. Nothing helped. I had reflux once (the morning before my BFP) this time. Waiting...
post #27 of 273
In hindsight it's totally obvious. sleepdeprived and nursing tiny baby- not so much.

Blessedly, it's been a pretty low-symptom pregnancy. I did, however, manage to guilt my husband (who had teased me for my Sunday afternoon naps) into cleaning the whole house for me so I could 'relax'. Hmmm.

He's also decided that he and our 7 month old need nightly daddy-baby time so I get to take a bath and read a book for 45 minutes. His reasoning? I didn't get a chance to recover between pregnancy and breastfeeding, so he wants me to 'take it easy'. I think I'll keep him.
post #28 of 273
Confustication your husband sounds very supportive.
I've been having mine change the poopy diapers. I just can't handle the smell right now. I told him I'll make up for it when the nausea goes away.

Shwarma Feeling like crying at different times is definately a pregnancy symptom. I've been feeling like crying while I read articles, watch TV and look at photos of DD when she was a baby. The photos really got me the other day, especially when DH does a slideshow on the computer with music.

Brin My friend said she wasn't expecting it, but heard her baby's heartbeat at 9 weeks with the doppler. With DD I couldn't hear it at the 10 week appointment, but heard it at 14. With this baby we heard it at 10 weeks. The sound of that little heart is so amazing.

I felt our little babe move yesterday! There was no mistaking it. I was sitting on the computer, sort of leaning to one side and all of a sudden I felt a ton of little kicks and punches.
post #29 of 273
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oh I can't wait to feel the baby move and hear the heartbeat. It makes it seem so real then.
post #30 of 273
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oh I can't wait to feel the baby move and hear the heartbeat. It makes it seem so real then.
Oh I'm going to cry just thinking about it!!!
post #31 of 273
I can't wait to hear the heartbeat and feel those little kicks, too. Right now that seems so far away. I am 8 weeks today, and I keep reminding myself it's only another month until the plague will probably be over, but that seems like an absolute eternity. Ok, I'm done complaining for today.

I'll probably see my MW in the next week or so, and I'd love to hear the baby. I think I might hold out until next week, just so it's more of a possibility. I'm worried that if we try to hear the heartbeat and it's too early, that I'll get worried, IYKWIM? Anyway, I hope you ladies are all doing well.
post #32 of 273
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With dd1 we tried to hear the heartbeat at 11 weeks and I think 3 days. I couldn't hear a thing. I worried for a full week until the next appointment and we heard it then as loud as day. With dd2 the dr didn't even try to hear the heartbeat until after 12 weeks. He said that he didn't want me worrying unneccessarily because more often then not you can't hear it before then. It will be yet a different dr this pregnancy, but I think I'm going to ask for him not to try until after 12 weeks too. That week was really stressful!!
post #33 of 273
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Just bumping this, and asking how everyone is doing today.
post #34 of 273
So, my DH did my laundry last week for me, and without thinking I told him to put all of my jeans in the dryer rather than hang them to dry. BIG mistake. My pants today are way tighter than they would be even given the fact that I've gained weight. I'm going to have to buy new pants this weekend. I think I'm just going to buy some larger pants, rather than start looking for maternity pants, though. I figure, I'll need some larger pants after this baby comes and will not want to wear maternity pants after he/she is born. Anybody else in this predicament? What are you doing to deal?
post #35 of 273
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well I can still fit into my old clothes but I did go out and buy some new prego jeans. I buy the before and after pants from Thyme Maternity. As I still am wearing the ones I bought when I was pregnant with dd1. Though I think the thought of just being in the maternity store again was exciting enough for me.
post #36 of 273
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well I can still fit into my old clothes but I did go out and buy some new prego jeans. I buy the before and after pants from Thyme Maternity. As I still am wearing the ones I bought when I was pregnant with dd1. Though I think the thought of just being in the maternity store again was exciting enough for me.
Mine are getting snug in the waist. I'm going to get some soon, GAP has some nice ones that I found in long length. :
post #37 of 273
Maybe I'm the only person that HATES maternity clothes. I just don't wear the style of clothes that they make for maternity. I'm a pretty standard Banana Republic girl, and there is no maternity approximation to that anywhere I can find. I'll try to stay out of maternity clothes as long as I can.

That being said, there will be no choice in the end. I'm pretty small (5'1", 115 lbs) pre-pregnancy, but I get a HUGE belly (and butt) when I am pregnant, and a couple sizes bigger just won't cut it IYKWIM? I will concede, though, that I haven't been pregnant in nearly 6 years, so styles might have changed a bit. If you know of any new stores/brands that are a little more classy/hip, please let me know.
post #38 of 273
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Maybe I'm the only person that HATES maternity clothes. I just don't wear the style of clothes that they make for maternity.
GAP has cute maternity clothes!
post #39 of 273
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see if you have any maternity boutiques in your city. I know there is a couple of really great ones here where I live, they aren't chain though, and tend to be a lot more expensive. But they have great stuff!! I think things have changed though, I know my bff was saying that she was very very limited to what she could find that was nice when she was pregnant with her ds 6 years ago. The maternity clothes I bought with dd2 could be worn and still be stylish when I wasn't pregnant, including the jeans.
post #40 of 273
I just bought a mat t-shirt off e-bay. The brand name is Theality. It's a cute, tight-fitting t-shirt (I hate those tent-like baggy shirts), with a nice cut on the neckline and sleeves. They might have other cute stuff, too.
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