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post #21 of 39
Weeks/Days along: Not keeping track at the moment

Appointments: Chiro tonight (UPing so no other appts)

Symptoms: Aversions and Nausea hit... I have never had nausea with my others, nor did I have it in the first trimester...it just hit me though...

Food: Eating Sushi is no problem... I love it and it just always goes down so well (especially sashimi, spicy scallop rolls and tuna and salmon Kamikaze rolls)... other things are hit and miss...I can't make anything that needs to simmer or cook for while so I end up making meals that I don't eat... lately the easiest thing (besides sushi) to go down is bagel with goat cheese and hot pepper jelly...

Exercise:a lot of pool time with the boys and walking

Body changes and other milestones: the Uterus is growing and growing... everything is getting tighter including some of the maternity stuff I have...

Thoughts: I listened to the heart again the other day and was amazed to hear an actual thumping sound (not just the usual HB, cord or placenta sounds)... it was the first time that I heard it so clearly!!

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Originally Posted by stealthmode
DH asked last night if I felt attached to the baby now that we heard the heartbeat. I said no. I think he was a little surprised. Right now all I'm feeling is relief. The baby still seems like an abstract idea to me!
I have to admit that I feel the same... it is still very abstract right now... I was like this a bit with ds#3 also but not to the same extent... it is like deep down I am not allowing myself to get too attached...
post #22 of 39
Name: Charlene

Weeks/Days along: 18wks (ish)

Appointments:none this week

Symptoms:growing belly, tired, cranky

Food: anything that isn't nailed down.

Exercise: aquafit 3x a week

Body changes and other milestones: yep, definitely a belly....I'm surprised how many women are saying they DON'T have a belly yet!

Thoughts: Kinda bored with this pregnancy, nothing too exciting going on yet. Doing lots of planning - looking at the local ads for a van, and trying to figure out where this one is going to sleep.

Not feeling particularly bonded, but not worried because that always takes some time with me (DS was about 6mos before I felt more than the urge to love and protect)

cheers,
charlene
post #23 of 39
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Originally Posted by hakeber View Post
Is it okay if I admit that sometimes I push my tummy out harder to look more pregnant than I am because I don't want people to think I am just chunky?
Ha! I did the same thing at the park. A couple of women were talking and I hope they were not talking about me! I don't think they were. One said "No, she was pregnant." The other one said, "Really? I thought she was just fat!" and the first lady said "It was totally round. She's pregnant."

I hate feeling like people think I am "fat" at this stage. It just seems like so many people think if you are pregnant you are automatically huge. I tell people I am pregnant and they are like "What? Really? But, you don't look pregnant." It's like the first half of pregnancy isn't acknowledged by most people!
post #24 of 39
Name: Dayna

Weeks/Days along: 17w 1d

Appointments: none this week

Symptoms: Enough with the vivid, all-night-long dreams already!!! I feel like all I do is dream, dream, get up and go to the bathroom, dream, dream, get up and go to the bathroom...repeat. I just don't get quality sleep! I get very tired mid-afternoon. I am still bothered by some food/food commercials, but it's nothing like it was 2 months ago. I've also had some pains/cramping to speak of, but it's all good.

Food: I have to have taco meat in the fridge all the time. It's been my friend for weeks now. I make full blown tacos all the time, even for breakfast. I'm beginning to want chocolate again, and struggling with a sudden desire for soda. I keep the 365 stuff in the fridge for emergencies. Loving cherry tomatoes.

Exercise: Doing a lot of walking.

Body changes and other milestones: I showed so early because I still had a stomach from my last pregnancy (). There was no hiding that fluffiness a month or so into this. I'm hoping to round out a bit more soon.

Thoughts: Everything about this pregnancy has been so very different from my one with dd. I am eager to feel the baby move and hoping that it will help me not forget so often during the day that I'm pregnant. I am also hoping for good things with my midwifery practice. I was so discouraged last pregnancy with the GD label, and want to navigate the testing, etc. better this time. Hoping this practice is a little less "tow the party line," if you kwim.
post #25 of 39
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DH asked last night if I felt attached to the baby now that we heard the heartbeat. I said no. I think he was a little surprised. Right now all I'm feeling is relief. The baby still seems like an abstract idea to me!
This is how I was feeling until I started feeling the bug moving on Monday! I was just telling Dh tonight that it feels so much more real now that I have that confirmation that there really is someone in there wiggling around.
post #26 of 39
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Originally Posted by smokeylo View Post
Also this week I've been TOTALLY EXHAUSTED. Hello, growth spurt!! I think our babies put on about 2 inches between weeks 15 and 17!
Oh man, maybe that explains it! I'm just starting 15th week, but suddenly I've been feeling nearly as tired as I did during the worst of the first trimester. I thought this whole extreme exhaustion thing was over... apparently not.
post #27 of 39
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Originally Posted by hakeber View Post
Is it okay if I admit that sometimes I push my tummy out harder to look more pregnant than I am because I don't want people to think I am just chunky?
I absolutely find myself sort of "cradling" my belly with my hands when we're in public and I'm pretty sure it's a subconscoius attempt to look more than just chubby.
post #28 of 39
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Originally Posted by paxye View Post
Food: Eating Sushi is no problem... I love it and it just always goes down so well (especially sashimi, spicy scallop rolls and tuna and salmon Kamikaze rolls)... other things are hit and miss...I can't make anything that needs to simmer or cook for while so I end up making meals that I don't eat...
Ok post overload here, but I just have to say I'm glad I'm not the only one. All I have wanted to eat lately is sushi! I try to eat california rolls as much as possible because it's cooked, but it doesn't always hit the spot. I need salmon and tuna!
post #29 of 39
OK, sushi lovers. Tell me about sushi. I have only had it once, but have no experience in it, and I really liked it. But, what is good, what is not, what should I look for, what should I avoid?

Crazy, but I have been craving it, and yet, I know little to nothing about it! I do know I LOVE the wasabi (or whatever that green or yellow, hot, pasty stuff is called)!
post #30 of 39
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Originally Posted by Kidzaplenty View Post
OK, sushi lovers. Tell me about sushi. I have only had it once, but have no experience in it, and I really liked it. But, what is good, what is not, what should I look for, what should I avoid?

Crazy, but I have been craving it, and yet, I know little to nothing about it! I do know I LOVE the wasabi (or whatever that green or yellow, hot, pasty stuff is called)!
Ahhh sushi. I eat it every day.

I have been avoiding raw sushi, so I eat a lot of tempura shrimp and spicy shrimp rolls. Veggie and avocado or "california" rolls are also great if you want to avoid raw. (My midwife said that there IS a chance of oh my... can't remember what it's called... toxoplasmosis? with raw... so I'm getting it rarely, pun intended. And she doesn't usually tell me to avoid stuff -- plus I do eat it CONSTANTLY!!! /justification)

If you are ok with raw, tuna rolls are good, and salmon, as mentioned. If you like spicy, get a spicy tuna roll. I would have a friend who likes sushi take you out and try a sampler tray!

I mix the wasabi in my soy sauce, and always ask for extra pickled ginger -- I actually bought a jar so I never run out.

I really avoid the "fake" rolls like Philadelphia rolls -- things with cream cheese in them, sort of Americanized sushi. Yuck. Real sushi is so good, no need to mess with it.
post #31 of 39
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Originally Posted by hakeber View Post
We also priced the whole thing out and I think it is going to be really affordable to have a homebirth, so I am dead excited!
Hurrah! Congratulations!!!

As for me...

Weeks/Days along: 16 weeks

Appointments: none this week, one last Friday, all well with baby. My son was there and told the midwife. "It be a sister." Then later, "It be a brother." Then, "It be a boy or a girl." Cute. My blood pressure is up just a tiny bit and I wonder if it because I have been having a very pronounced need to salt everything, but my MW said not to worry about it.

Symptoms: I have been having some ligament pain and I swear I am getting Braxton Hicks contractions already. Half the time I put a hand on my belly, I can feel that my uterus is all hard and a little higher than normal. I am dead tired in the afternoons and I am either at work or at home with my toddler who is outgrowing napping.

Food: I have to have a snack before bed, but don't need to eat in the night anymore, which is good. I am eating a lot more eggs than I normally would. Sushi sounds so good! For sushi newbies, there was an article in the paper we get at work today about sushi with a couple of basic recipes: link

Body changes & milestones: Baby belly is outgrowing most of my regular jeans and trousers. I did a bit of a rearrange with the suitcase of maternity clothes under my son's bed yesterday. I worry I will need to start buying new maternity clothes - my son was born in October and a huge proportion of my stuff is for summer. I have finally been feeling the baby move a bit over the past week.

Thoughts: I have been wanting to know if this baby is a boy or a girl, too. I adamantly didn't want to know the first time, but this time I am much more curious. Of course, my DP did want to know last time and doesn't want to know now.

Someone mentioned reading Ina May's Guide to Childbirth - I loved this book when I was pregnant last time. Highly recommended.
post #32 of 39
Name: Jill
Weeks/Days along: 15ish weeks
Appointments: next one is Aug. 21ist
Symptoms: not as tired as first trimester, but sleep is still a nice thing
Food: lots of dairy, trying to up fruits/vegges and lower sweets, but I have to have chocolate sometimes
Exercise: um, not where I should be, but it is SO dang hot here! Once school starts for my older kids it will be easier to get the dog out for a walk.
Body changes and other milestones: may have gained another lb or two
Thoughts: I want this HEAT of summer over with! Too hot to do much of anything outside except early morning or late evening (heat index of over 105!) I am getting more excited at the prospect of finding out the gender too...probably will at the 20 week u/s.
post #33 of 39
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Originally Posted by hakeber View Post
Is it okay if I admit that sometimes I push my tummy out harder to look more pregnant than I am because I don't want people to think I am just chunky?
:nana:

I was starting to rub my belly in public, but I stopped. (I wonder if I looked like I just enjoyed a hearty lunch! Haha.)

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Originally Posted by smokeylo View Post
***I have been avoiding raw sushi, so I eat a lot of tempura shrimp and spicy shrimp rolls. Veggie and avocado or "california" rolls are also great if you want to avoid raw. ***

If you are ok with raw, tuna rolls are good, and salmon, as mentioned. If you like spicy, get a spicy tuna roll. I would have a friend who likes sushi take you out and try a sampler tray! ***
I agree.

There are plenty(!) of options for cooked fish, too. For me, I don't eat it everyday, so I have no issue with the raw fish, especially since I trust my sushi place. I would definitely order several items and try things that sound good to you. If you don't end up liking it, I think you will enjoy the experience.
post #34 of 39
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Originally Posted by Mulvah View Post
:nana:

I was starting to rub my belly in public, but I stopped. (I wonder if I looked like I just enjoyed a hearty lunch! Haha.)
:

Kidzaplenty, I love sushi. I don't eat fish anymore, but when I did my favorites were the spicy tuna hand roll, The spider roll (which is a deep fried soft shell crab with lots of other nummy stuff), and California rolls, with crab avocado and cucumber. Shrimp rolls are good (and usually cooked) and I used to love raw octopus sashimi and good yellow fin sashimi.

Now, I do veggie rolls, they often have egg in them, other favorites are shitake mushrooms, asparagus, Avocado, cucumber, and carrots.

I also LOVE the traditional sushi (not rolled in nori but laying on top of the rice) and salmon roe sushi.

I once ate a platter of fifty pieces when I was stoned in University...Best munchie fest of my life! : I think if you know your source, and you know it's good quality, you're okay.
post #35 of 39
Name: Serena
Weeks/Days along: 16 wks, 4days
Appointments: have an OB appt on monday for a checkup
Symptoms: peeing alot, headaches, tiredness comes and goes - some days are great, some not so great.
Food: still struggling, I gained 4 pounds over the night, I am hoping it is water weight. I am trying to eat well but also fighting cravings.
Exercise: Still trying to walk alot, we are going on a 20 mile backpacking trip this weekend, I am only carrying a light pack but am so looking forward to it. DH and I haven't had any time alone for a while
Body changes and other milestones: Still not really feeling movement except once when it could have been my imagination. I am wondering when that will start. Definitely have a belly, definitely look pregnant. Also moved up to a cup size of an F and can't find a single freaking bra that big in my town. WTH?
Thoughts: Totally pissed at my old OB - the blood tests they took totaled $2100 - I just got the bill, not to mention another $200 for my first OB visit which brings that visit total alone up to $950. I hate doctors and I hate the way the medical system gouges pregnant women with no insurance. My Dh still doesn't have a job and I am getting concerned but holding out hope...
post #36 of 39
Name: Jenica

Weeks/Days along: 16 weeks 6 days

Appointments: Aug 18th - U/S, Aug 22nd - midwife

Symptoms: I've been getting light headed/faint the past few weeks. I have to be really careful about getting up too fast. I think maybe my blood sugar is low? Otherwise, I am feeling pretty good. The yuckiness of the 1st trimester is leaving, and while I am still tired I am not *exhausted* Oh, and on a positive note my hair is so thick!

Food: Loving watermelon! I couldn't eat pasta during the 1st trimester, but my spaghetti trial went okay tonight I am craving pickles, balsamic vinaigrette, nothing sweet (except the watermelon!)

Exercise: I am doing callanetics, and my prenatal yoga videos. We are taking 1 mile family walks a few times a week.

Body changes and other milestones: I feel like I am totally showing, but my friends think I am still small. It really depends what I have on. In baggy clothes I just look a little chubby. My postpartum pants are too small, but I have to hold my maternity pants up with a belly band.

Thoughts: Other areas of my life are so busy right now that I feel like I am not devoting a whole lot of thought to this pregnancy yet. We are moving at the end of the month, I am homeschooling 4 children. I love being able to lay down in bed and try to feel the baby move (sometimes I can!) at night. Then within 5 minutes I pass out!
post #37 of 39
Name: Amy
Weeks/Days along: 15 weeks

Appointments: next week!

Symptoms: Still tired tired tired! And I've been having serious BH by the end of the day. I think chasing DS around is really wearing me out. I'm not nauseous anymore thank goodness and I'm not as hungry anymore but I'm eating still cause I can. And my back - oh my aching back. I think most of it is from lifting my son into and out of his car seat but I can barely stand up in the mornings - I need to get back into yoga!

Food: I've been craving turkey wraps with avocado. I was eating lunch meat turkey then got grossed out one day so I've been making a turkey breast in the crock pot each week - HEAVEN!!!

Exercise: Usually two days at the gym and then walking and chasing DS the rest of the week. Looking for a prenatal yoga class that works with our schedules. My body is beginning to ache already!

Body changes and other milestones: Well, the other day at the park my mommy friend commented "wow Amy you really popped out there didn't you?" uh yeah, thanks for the boost there : I feel really huge. I thought for sure I'd get thru the summer without having to buy maternity stuff. On a happy note I think I keep feeling little movements. My favorite part of being pregnant!!!

Thoughts: I'm trying to decide how to move my son out of the nursery and avoid buying a 2nd crib. He'll be 21 months almost when the baby is born but I just can't believe my baby won't be in a crib anymore. He's still my baby and it breaks my heart to think not only will he get a new "big boy" room but he'll also have to give up him "safe" crib. Oh well. At least getting to decorate will be fun and I can't wait to find out if it's a girl or boy. I'm secretly hoping (and feeling like) it's a girl!!! I might go overboard buying clothes since the clothes department is rather sad when you have a boy!!!!!
post #38 of 39
Amy, my son was 23 months when we moved him out of the crib (which was a sidecar to our bed, so not exactly a four-sided sleeping space) into his own bed with a bedrail. He did fine. But at 21 months (or less, as you would probably want to make the move a few months ahead to avoid too much disruption for your older one), you might need a second crib. Maybe a second hand one so it's not such a big expense? We have considered buying a second crib/toddler bed and our son will be over 3 when the baby comes! But we haven't got the space.

Thanks to you all, I had to have sushi last night.
post #39 of 39
Name: Laine (zenmama108)

Weeks/Days along: 16weeks, 5days

Appointments: spent monday in the emergency room due to complications from pre-e and RH disease

Symptoms: still nauseated, hoping it will go away soon. also, bad headaches every day, although this might be related to the pre-eclampsia.

Food: french bread and brie cheese (paturized....'ve been craving it for weeks and finally gave in.... ) , cherry tomatoes

Exercise: i'm on bedrest, so exercise is limited. moving around the house a bit, and stretching whenever possible.

Body changes and other milestones: my belly has POPPED in the past week. i can feel the baby moving now, too.

Thoughts: must stay positive.
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