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post #201 of 273
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For those of you over 13 wks, when did you or have you felt movement yet? I'm only 13 wks, but I keep hearing about others feeling lots of movement who are also 13 wks. I am trying to reassure myself that everything is OK; I shouldn't be expecting movement until 18 wks. I know I might feel it earlier, but it makes me feel better knowing that some don't hear it until then even with the second baby.
I don't want to discount what others are reporting, but I think the chances of feeling movement from a 13 week fetus is highly unlikely, truth be told (I guess not impossible, but not at all probable). At 13 weeks the baby is not even 3 inches long and weighs barely an ounce. Something that little would have to make some pretty intense movements for it to be able to be felt through the inch to several inches of skin and fat and fluid that are between your skin and the baby. I wouldn't give it a second thought. I think I felt both of my sons around 18 weeks--most people say sometime between 16 and 24 weeks (by the way, that's a 2 month difference in time).

RavenStar: I'm so glad you are feeling better!
post #202 of 273
I'm 16 weeks today and haven't felt anything that I was sure about yet. I thought I felt something while in the bath last week but I'm pretty sure it was the water sloshing around on my tummy and playing tricks!!
post #203 of 273
So, the cat's out of the bag. Everyone knows! I told my boss, my parents told all there friends, and I discretely announced it on Facebook. From there the word traveled fast. I had one student bring be a jar of pickles and a chocolate bar, and another student bring me a bag of these great locally made oatmeal cookies. I have no idea how the students are finding out (I'm an academic advisor in a department at a university), but I was really touched by their cute gifts.

I think I am starting to feel better, but am now fighting off a head cold that my son gave me. I'm hoping that once that goes away I'll have really turned the corner. The silver lining about the cold, though, is that my sense of smell has decreased dramatically....I wish I could ditch the cold but keep that part .
post #204 of 273
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I think I am starting to feel better, but am now fighting off a head cold that my son gave me. I'm hoping that once that goes away I'll have really turned the corner.
Mee too! I've got a nasty cold and of course can't take anything! : Are you using any herbs? I slept 12 hours last night and thought that might do the trick, but nope!

It is such a relief that you can talk about it freely, right? Although, I'm sick and tired, atleast everyone knows why I'm having a pity party for myself!
post #205 of 273
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to those with colds. DH has had a cough for the past 3 weeks. I guess the joys of being a teacher include getting every cold and flu that come along. Thankfully the girls and I didn't get it. And I think we are out of the woods now. I couldn't imagine having m/s and a cold right now. I would be even more miserable to live with.

Brin- how did you announce it discreetly on facebook. I've been trying to figure out a way to discreetly announce it on facebook, but I'm going to wait till 12 weeks I think. Or perhaps after I hear the heartbeat at my 12 week appointment.

Well we move tomorrow. I'm used to moving, but this place has been the longest we have lived in one place since we got married. (21 months here). And of course we have never chosen to move just 10 or 20 minutes away. It's always been lets move 7 hrs away. This is a relatively close move being only 4.5 hrs from here. I'm really hoping the girls won't be too upset by moving.
post #206 of 273
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I'm really hoping the girls won't be too upset by moving.
We moved 5 times before I was a teenager and I was never upset. It was exciting to get to explore a new place! The only lasting effect would be that I love traveling, so watch out!!!
post #207 of 273
Ladies, I hope it's ok if I post here to send my thoughts to BHappy. She posted in the loss board today, and I wanted to offer her and and *love*. Is it ok to suggest an "In Our Thoughts" section to the first page list? BHappy was here for longer than me, and it might be nice to honor her little one. Please let me know if it doesn't flow with the zen of this page. Love you, ladies! I'm sending and happiness to all of you!!! As always, hoping to rejoin you soon!
post #208 of 273
Tear,
I think that's a good idea.
Sending my thoughts and to Bhappy.
post #209 of 273
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to BHappy. And I think that is a great idea Tear. I will add it today.
post #210 of 273
lots of s to BHappy. I think the idea of an "In Our Thoughts" section is very nice.

minsca: To answer your Facebook question, I did this mosaic thing that someone sent me that asks you 12 questions and you paste an image into this template that answers the question. One of the questions was something like, "how are you feeling," which I answered by putting a picture of a pregnant belly. Then I tagged a whole bunch of people in the note and they responded with questions about being pregnant, which I then confirmed. I also put my status as "The cat's out of the bag, thank God I can stop wearing all those baggy clothes." Then pretty much everyone got it. By the way, how was the move?

AFM: I had a pretty good weekend and I think I am finally rounding the corner on the all-day m/s. My cold is also nearly gone, so I'm doing much better. I'm still taking my anti-nausea med cause I'm a little afraid to stop taking it and then "relapse", IYKWIM? For those who have taken the meds before, when do you know it's OK to stop?

I hope everyone had a good weekend!
post #211 of 273
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For those who have taken the meds before, when do you know it's OK to stop?
Brin, I take mine only when I get the nauseous waves that fortell puking (you know the ones). Though the Zofran is pretty fast acting, so it might be different with your meds. I haven't taken it in a couple of days now though...so... :
post #212 of 273
It was nice to get out of town last week. I actually felt pretty good the whole time, just a little tired. But as soon as we came home the m/s started. I'm just nauseous, no throwing up, I never did with ds (except for flying) and so I hope I don't this time. It seems much worse in the early part of the day, but then I got outside and enjoyed the warm weather in the afternoon so the fresh air might be helping. Even started feeling queasy last night in bed and had to eat a banana.
Feeling really tired and now have allergies on top of it all!!! It doesn't seem fair!
Also I officially cannot button up my work pants. I'm 6.5 weeks and not sure how I will keep this a secret at work until 12 weeks.
On a good note, I'm meeting with two midwives this week and very excited!!
post #213 of 273
Thanks, Minsca.
post #214 of 273
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Originally Posted by ShwarmaQueen View Post
Brin, I take mine only when I get the nauseous waves that fortell puking (you know the ones). Though the Zofran is pretty fast acting, so it might be different with your meds. I haven't taken it in a couple of days now though...so... :
Some people say that Phenergan is fast acting, but it isn't for me. It seems to have more of a cumulative effect for me, so if I skip it at night and feel like hell the next day, I can't just take one when I feel bad and have it go away. I wish it worked that way. I have decided if I have felt good every day through Thursday, that I won't take it that night. I don't work on Fridays anymore, so if it backfires I can at least stay in bed all morning.

I'm officially in the 2nd trimester now!!! I really am starting to feel better, and last night my DH commented on how nice it is to have me be cheerful again I still go to bed around 9PM, but I feel pretty good most of the time I'm awake. I think I'm going to go back to my Bikram yoga class this week!
post #215 of 273
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I'm officially in the 2nd trimester now!!! I really am starting to feel better, and last night my DH commented on how nice it is to have me be cheerful again I still go to bed around 9PM, but I feel pretty good most of the time I'm awake. I think I'm going to go back to my Bikram yoga class this week!
Yay!!! I can't wait to get there...I'm also excited about returning to yoga...I'm so flabby and stiff! :
post #216 of 273
I love how we are all so totally not stressing that our thread is down on page 5! Hope you girls all had a great Easter. We told my extended family today at my aunt's house. I'll be 12 weeks on Tuesday, so the timing was good. Everybody is really excited...my grandparents had 10 kids, and I have 25 first cousins, so it is "the more, the merrier" in our family!

But I have another cold, and this is the third time I have been sick this pregnancy. It stinks that I can't take anything to keep my nose from running all night. Grr. Why doesn't somebody invent cold medicine that is safe for pregnant women??
post #217 of 273
mom-to-jj I feel your pain. These allergies have been a PITA! It's like the nausea, bloating, constant pm peeing isn't enough that I have to add "I can't breathe!!' to it as well. I've been sleeping with my son's vaporizor and doing neti pots twice a day.

Well I ended up telling my co-workers, even though I'm only 8 wks. It is earlier than I planned, but I work in such a close environment it was getting hard to hide it especially with the m/s. Plus my boss was joking about how he was becoming psychic and my co worker was "getting married" the other was "winning the powerball" and I "was pregnant". So I let them have it. They were actually all really nice about it (I wasn't so sure with the male umm chauvinism around here) but I guess this is the good side of it, to be treated so nicely. I also made sure they knew I'm not going "public" yet, which they are cool with keeping there mouths shut until I give the okay.

I managed to make it to yoga this weekend and it was soo nice! The best I felt all weekend. The rest of the weekend I just tried to eat what I could and nap.

Last night I was up six times!!! I can't believe how hungry I get at night, I need a new approach.

Hope you all had a nice Easter. I thoroughly enjoyed the Easter ham (I haven't had ham in over 10 years!!!), YUM!
post #218 of 273
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Happy Easter everyone!! Ours was very busy and extremely tiring. Of course dd2 has to be teething in the middle of it. So I felt like I got 0 sleep this weekend. But DH is home for the week! (I love the fact that he gets 1 week off for Easter now that he's a teacher) So I'll be able to sleep in and get plenty of sleep this week.

I feel like there is light at the end of the tunnel with this whole nausea thing. I haven't thrown up for a couple of days now! So things are looking up! I'm jealous of those who are in the second trimester. I seriously am thinking about counting the days till I reach there!
post #219 of 273
I finally went back to yoga last Friday and it felt great (it was super hot, though (it's Bikram), and I was bushed afterward. I slept great Friday night! ). I wish I could say that it cured all of my nausea for the rest of the day, but come Friday night I was not feeling very well. I am still feeling better, overall, but some nights are still pretty rough. I thought that I'd be able to stop taking my med by now, but I'm still needing it. I'm 14 weeks now, and this is waaaaaay longer than I have been sick in past pregnancies. Hopefully it will be totally gone soon.

Our Easter was very nice. I have found Beano, and I think it's a miracle pill!!! I have taken it a few times before I eat the things that give me really bad gas, and it has helped a lot! So, the Easter dinner that my mom made was great, and I was able to eat everything she made.

As far as being stressed...I'm stressed about my oldest son (8 1/2) and his public tantrums. He totally held me and my younger son hostage in a toy store yesterday insisting that he wouldn't leave unless I gave him the money he needed to buy some toy (his allowance wouldn't cover the tax). It was an ugly scene, and I ended up buying the toy just to get out of the store, but he won't get it until he earns the remaining money. He and I both had a meltdown in the car on the way home, and he's grounded for a LONG time. When would I have time to be stressed about being pregnant? :
post #220 of 273
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As far as being stressed...I'm stressed about my oldest son (8 1/2) and his public tantrums. He totally held me and my younger son hostage in a toy store yesterday insisting that he wouldn't leave unless I gave him the money he needed to buy some toy (his allowance wouldn't cover the tax). It was an ugly scene, and I ended up buying the toy just to get out of the store, but he won't get it until he earns the remaining money. He and I both had a meltdown in the car on the way home, and he's grounded for a LONG time. When would I have time to be stressed about being pregnant? :
That's rough! I agree about not having time to be stressed about pregnancy- between work, school, DD, and DH (with his health issues)- I forget I'm pregnant 99% of the time! No wonder people say the 2nd goes by faster than the first! I can't believe I'm 11 wks already! :
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