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post #21 of 42
"Your libido will kick into overdrive."
As soon as I got pregnant, my personal space bubble grew substantially. I really don't want anyone to touch me, and I'm usually on the insatiable side. (Although I will admit that the few times I have DTD it was SERIOUSLY amazing; makes me wish I wanted it!)
post #22 of 42
Glowing: yeah, maybe from the acne...

Libido in the 2nd Tri: still..not...there... DTD now just to keep the relationship good with DH. Poor guy is on a 2 week cold streak right now...

Insane hunger in 2nd and 3rd tri: appetite has gone down. maybe I'd be hungry if the fersluggina heartburn would STOP.

"morning" sickness: lasted all day, every day. never puked, not once (does it ever feel better AFTER puking? i don't even know) crackers in the morning didn't do crap. and how about how hard it is to eat dry crumbly saltines without drinking water first thing in the morning with all that mouth gunk? oh and 'take your prenatals at night so you don't notice if the iron makes you sick' Unless at 2am you feel so nauseated that it WAKES YOU UP and then you lay there for hours trying to get a grip and not start weeping and waking up DH.
post #23 of 42
These are all great. I've had a lot of them myself.

-morning sickness isn't just in the morning. who came up with that name anyway?
-there is no glow at all and I'm almost in the 6th month.
-losing weight post baby is not that difficult. I didn't breastfeed my first baby and lost all the weight within the first two months.
-food cravings. I haven't had any this pregnancy.
-baby being a girl/boy based on my belly growth. ummm..nope, none of the predictions matched in any of my pregnancies.
-use only Dreft or some type of baby detergent. I used Purex with my last child and that ended up working just fine, and a lot less expensive.

regarding after the birth:
-colic only lasts a few hours and it's usually at the end of the day. yeah right! I wish. For my last baby, it lasted most of the day, in to the night and sometimes for several days at a time. She absolutely could not be comforted and it came in spurts. Just like not all pregnant women are the same, not all babies can be that predictable.

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That I should schedule a c-section because if I had a vaginal birth I'd never have control of my bladder or bowels again.
My MIL actually had surgery to get her bladder and girly parts all lifted up a few years back. They say it was caused by her vag births but who knows. I've also been told that because I had c-sections with my first two babies that it will cause major complications as I get older. I had my first c-section over 14 years ago and nothing yet.
post #24 of 42
[QUOTE=filiadeluna;13896276]Yeah, try puking ON your turkey sandwich (and down your shirt/bra) at your table at Steak N Shake while 35 weeks pregnant, and then proceeding to puke all over their bathroom floor & in the sinks because you could not make it to the toilet. Don't forget puking in your trash an at your work cubicle multiple times, and puking in the sink in the break room.

Aww- sweetie that's AWFUL. But i must say u prob woulda ruined my meal at steak n shake if i were at teh next table!
post #25 of 42
Both my MIL and SIL told me that when I had a boy that he WILL have jaundice, ALL baby boys in THEIR family get jaundice. They were upset when my little guy never got it, as if I cheated them out of gloating about "I told you so. "

My MIL makes me laugh when she looks at my baby's and says they have DH's eyes, or whatever but doesn't know where something like full lips came from. Umm, that is a rather prominent feature on me. She doesn't seem to realize that my genetics play a part in how the baby turns out.
post #26 of 42
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Yeah, try puking ON your turkey sandwich (and down your shirt/bra) at your table at Steak N Shake while 35 weeks pregnant, and then proceeding to puke all over their bathroom floor & in the sinks because you could not make it to the toilet. Don't forget puking in your trash an at your work cubicle multiple times, and puking in the sink in the break room.

Aww- sweetie that's AWFUL. But i must say u prob woulda ruined my meal at steak n shake if i were at teh next table!
Yeah, but nobody else was there. It was at like 11:30pm on a Tuesday, and for some reason they were empty that night. My poor husband cleaned up the table and the bathroom b/c he felt bad for the people working there. You know true love is when somebody cleans up your puke... multiple times.
post #27 of 42
high sex drive- for me it was anything but, I don't want to be touched right now.
morning sickness- I had none
you'll be so tired- I wasn't
you'll lose a lot of weight the first trimester!- um I gained a lot of weight
you'll have perfect skin- my skin is terrible right now, I get acne in places I never had it before!
post #28 of 42
agreed on all these:

"Morning sickness will go away after the first trimester". Mine lasted until about 20wks, and then also returned at week 35 or so.

"You'll have a lot of cravings/weird cravings". If anything, the mr. would say my food wants became more 'normal' since I wanted more meat/eggs/protein than before and I usually oddly don't want those things

"You'll have to cut your hair short, because the baby will want to play with it, and you won't want to mess with it." My hair is also long, haven't had the babe yet, but hope I don't feel like I need to cut it! My mom likes to tell me her scary story of finding one of her hairs wrapped around my older brother's finger tight under a roll of flesh, cutting off circulation.

You'll get hemmorhoids, varicose veins, and constipation.- None for me either. I have pretty 'loose' digestion usually anyway, so pregnancy just made me more normal I think.

Everyone wears maternity clothes. I got one item, a maternity running skirt

You just get so big you can't reach anything down below. Still have no problem here at 41 weeks tying my shoes, doing yoga, etc.

Everyone gets stretch marks...don't worry they fade. none yet, knock on wood!

"It will be easy to give up coffee, the smell alone will make you sick" I've also had half-caf all through the third trimester.

others that weren't quite accurate for me:

You'll have to stop running/biking/playing disc by X months for SURE! never stopped played disc last week, still biking to work. I did stop playing ice hockey at 13wks since its contact though

You're gonna get HUGE! (from a coworker whose wife I guess does get huge) um, nope, only gained 18lbs or so, and w/ my already super large frame I feel pretty much the same, not unwieldy at all and not that big. I didn't even show until the 7th month either.

You're gonna have to get up 5x a night to pee I know why this hasn't happened for me, babe is super high, I have a lot of amniotic fluid I guess, but yeah, still at 41wks, don't get up to pee in the night more than maybe once at 5am.

You're not going to be able to sleep on your back um, still sleeping on my back. I try not to since they say you shouldn't, but I keep ending up there anyway. I figure my body would say something if it was really not a good thing.

You're gonna waddle! still not waddling. Granted, its cause babe hasn't dropped yet and I have super wide hips, but Ill take it!
post #29 of 42
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Originally Posted by mormontreehugger View Post
Glowing: yeah, maybe from the acne...

Libido in the 2nd Tri: still..not...there... DTD now just to keep the relationship good with DH. Poor guy is on a 2 week cold streak right now...
Oh man, that just made me like an awful bad wife. I think we've dtd maybe once or twice since I've been pregnant
post #30 of 42
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Originally Posted by mormontreehugger View Post
Glowing: yeah, maybe from the acne...

Libido in the 2nd Tri: still..not...there... DTD now just to keep the relationship good with DH. Poor guy is on a 2 week cold streak right now...

Insane hunger in 2nd and 3rd tri: appetite has gone down. maybe I'd be hungry if the fersluggina heartburn would STOP.

"morning" sickness: lasted all day, every day. never puked, not once (does it ever feel better AFTER puking? i don't even know) crackers in the morning didn't do crap. and how about how hard it is to eat dry crumbly saltines without drinking water first thing in the morning with all that mouth gunk? oh and 'take your prenatals at night so you don't notice if the iron makes you sick' Unless at 2am you feel so nauseated that it WAKES YOU UP and then you lay there for hours trying to get a grip and not start weeping and waking up DH.
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Ditto, ditto, ditto on all of that!!!!
post #31 of 42
Hmmm, I'm only at 21 weeks with my first, but I nominate:

The trimester myth -- first trimester=sick and tired; second tri=glowing and full of energy. Nope, not for me. Apparently my body did not read those parts of the pregnancy books. First trimester I felt totally fine, and wondered if this whole pregnancy thing wasn't totally in my head since I didn't feel sick or exhausted. My second trimester hit with a wave of nausea, which has thankfully gone away, but I feel sooooo tired now. Apparently I should be running around and doing things and nesting and I just want to sleep.
post #32 of 42
Yeah, I usually did feel better after I threw up but when I was really bad, the relief only lasted about an hour, tops.

I also have less libido during pregnancy, always. It's a bummer.
post #33 of 42
Ring of fire - never felt it
Pelvic pain - never had it
Going up a size in shoes - hasn't happened, yet
Being miserable in the 3rd trimester - not really. I actually feel worse in my 1st trimester, and then I get mood swings in my 2nd trimester. By the 3rd everything seems to even out. I'm not one of the those women who can't wait to get it out. I've always given birth a few days early and felt cheated that I didn't have more time to clean, prepare ect. before the baby was born.
post #34 of 42
I was told I would always be tired and not want to work while pregnant. I'm almost into my third trimester and still working full-time. I am a little tired, but I not enough to make me stop working. In fact, I hate not working b/c I don't have anything to do and I go nuts!
post #35 of 42
I am almost 39 weeks and I don't have a linea negra! I am super pale and didn't expect to get one anyway. My belly button still is inverted, too.
post #36 of 42
People told me to buy a ton of tums right away, because of the horrible heart burn. I take papaya for my digestive track, and I'll take a tums every GREAT once in awhile, when I feel "uncomfortable". I never have gotten true heartburn. They've also warned me to stay away from pizza or anything spicy and I still eat that food and don't get heart burn.

They told me I'd be constipated all the time, and I have had the runs since 4 months, caused from my calcium/magnesium and I can't stop taking that. Thankfully it's not like water anymore.

Morning sickness was more like 24/7 sickness. And they say that eating helps... NEVER! Sprite or ginger ale was supposed to help and I got sick on it and refused to drink it after that. Crackers didn't do a thing and soup was no good. I'd stocked up on all those things and DH ended up using them when he got sick.

Weight gain is supposed to be slow and gradual through pregnancy... I gained 8 lbs and that was in the first trimester when I was sick all the time! I've since then slowly gone down each month, so that now I gain very little and I may not gain any at the end (hoping to lose a little maybe by walking more). Most women have started off by gaining 2 lbs here and there and have gone up to gaining more towards the end and in that aspect it is nice to not be gaining lots in the end. My body packed it all on early. lol
post #37 of 42
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post #38 of 42
Morning sickness - not a stitch of it in 34 weeks.

massive swelling - I had one night where my ankles got slightly swollen, and was fine the next morning.

sex drive - before being pregnant, I was one of those people (DH included) who couldn't get enough. Now we're happier (both of us somehow magically switched) sitting on the couch holding hands and cooing at each other than having sex. When we do it, it's wonderful (however can be a bit painful) but we coast off one or two every few weeks, and were fine.

nesting instinct. - I may get this eventually, but nothing so far. The nursery is still only half finished, and I could honestly care less. I am so exhausted from morning til night, with hot flashes, and chronic hip pain (making it difficult to walk for longer than a few minutes at a time) the last thing I am thinking of is cleaning or decorating at this point. we shall see, though!

cravings. - Aside from possibly seeing something on tv, or hearing someone say they had something for lunch that I MUST HAVE that day, no cravings consistently. Nothing I want everyday... It's mostly fruits... but occasionally a burrito on TV may hit me where it hurts and I obsess over burritos all day..
post #39 of 42
Morning sickness - 16 weeks tomorrow and not a bit of it, not even an nausea. I was hopeful since my Mom never had any either, but I tried not to hope too much!

Glowing - I look the same, not better or worse. Maybe that takes more time though.

Otherwise the fatigue, weird dreams, enhanced sense of smell, huge and itchy boobs, veins even more visible and weird than usual, cravings and aversions (though pretty mild), etc. have been pretty much what people have told me.
post #40 of 42
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You'll have to stop running/biking/playing disc by X months for SURE! never stopped played disc last week, still biking to work. I did stop playing ice hockey at 13wks since its contact though
glad to hear someone else is biking to work. i plan on doing it until absolutely impossible. EVERYONE keeps telling me that i'll want to stop any day now. but, biking is 500% more pleasant than taking the bus! i imagine it will continue to be!
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