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post #21 of 61
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Originally Posted by Lauren31 View Post
Well I was laying on the couch and he jumped over/on me on his way to grab the ball. Oh I hope the beany is ok

It's fine. I wish I had a quarter for every time my 35 pound preschooler has done the same thing.
I have a friend who fell down the stairs and *landed* on her big, pregnant stomach, and she (and babe) were totally fine.
post #22 of 61
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Originally Posted by flavorfull1 View Post
So far, I have knitted a sweater, some overalls, and I am finishing up some pants to go with the sweater. I LOVE it and would appreciate any cute patterns anyone has to post!
I cannot wait to find out what this baby is so I can start knitting gender-specific things. Here are some things I have favorited on ravelry that would be good for a boy:

Cargo Pants
Vestee (This I'm actually almost done with. I followed the pattern with long sleeves and hood but the body is too short so I think I'm going to have to pick up the stitches and add some ribbing)
Newborn Socks
Poncho (I'm thinking this would be helpful for babywearing in the winter.)
post #23 of 61
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Originally Posted by HappiLeigh View Post
It's fine. I wish I had a quarter for every time my 35 pound preschooler has done the same thing.
Yep. Same here with our toddler. She's taken to sleeping in our bed lately, and I have to sleep with one hand or a pillow over my belly to keep her from kicking it!

I can't knit, but I am teaching myself to sew. Have made a few cloth diapers and last week made a baby gown out of an old t-shirt! Lookie! Hoping to make a trip to a fabric store some time this week to get some 'cool' fabrics.

And one other thing -- The husband! Needs! To learn! To clean up after himself! Because GOSH! This pregnant lady is going to LOSE it! AND I MEAN LOSE IT! :P
post #24 of 61
I had a fun weekend. I also had to do a little shopping yesterday because we are going to visit my in laws next weekend and we have to go to a wedding, rehearsal dinner, and my sister in law is also throwing me a small baby shower (this is the only time we will be there to visit them before the baby is born. I know it's super early, but it's a nice gesture from someone that has not always appeared to like me).

Soooo, I had to buy THREE dresses. EEK.


I have another appointment this week. I met with the "hospital midwives" for an initial consult last weekend and I do think I feel pretty comfortable with them. Of course it's the only option at the moment, BUT I'm determined to make it work. Soooo, this week I have a "real" appointment, so I'm back on track with normal prenatal appts.

I will be having an ultrasound, but we are not finding out the gender. I haven't scheduled it yet but I'm guessing it will be in about 2 weeks or so. The MW did feel my uterus at the consult to see if I was measuring in the normal range, and I was. It's always good to hear things are good/normal.
post #25 of 61
So who wants to come over and teach me to knit?

I tried to teach myself once (or maybe it was crochet? Not really sure what the difference is) and was able to knit one row...but couldn't for the life of me figure out how to turn it and make a second row.
post #26 of 61
This week has been nice... Starting at 17w6d the baby began kicking me multiple times per day. Last night (18w4d) DH felt a few of he kicks after keeping his hand there a while. I am very skinny, so I guess that is why. The kicks are quite strong at times. For a while last night, I felt a lot of pressure and nudging on my cervix. That didn't feel so good!

Friday is my big ultrasound. Will I add to the epic ddc boy tally, I wonder?
post #27 of 61
NicoleS - I recently taught myself how to knit. I googled a lot of youtube type videos (sorry I didn't save the links - but I looked at SOOOO many). I eventually figured it out but another thing that helped me was going in to my local yarn store. They have classes, but I never made the time or wanted to spend the money on the actual class b/c I'm kind of independent and wanted to work at my know pace.

But I then learned that you can drop in anytime for quick questions - the ladies are really helpful and have worked with me to decipher a pattern, learn to decrease, and learn new stitches. They also have "open knitting" nights where they do the same thing on a larger scale.

Do you have any shops like that near you?

I have also seen knitting circles on meetup.com - they meet weekly at a coffee shop and I'm sure there would be people there that could help you out.
post #28 of 61
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Originally Posted by aramat View Post
I can't knit, but I am teaching myself to sew. Have made a few cloth diapers and last week made a baby gown out of an old t-shirt! Lookie! Hoping to make a trip to a fabric store some time this week to get some 'cool' fabrics.
Love it!! Did you use a pattern for the gown? I'm looking for a good one.
I'm mildly obsessed with making things for this baby right now, especially diapers. I've made over fifteen fitteds, eight or so pockets, three fleece soakers, about a half dozen PUL wraps, a wool wrap, four wool soakers, and am halfway through a pair of longies. (I've been making different sizes, which feels more justifiable.) I just took a picture of my most recent soaker for Ravelry, but I'm thinking it seems awfully masculine! If my new babe is a girl, I might gift this one.
post #29 of 61
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Originally Posted by aramat View Post
I can't knit, but I am teaching myself to sew. Have made a few cloth diapers and last week made a baby gown out of an old t-shirt! Lookie! Hoping to make a trip to a fabric store some time this week to get some 'cool' fabrics.
Omigosh! So cute!!! Someone please teach me how to sew. Every time I try I get so frustrated...there is a lot of cursing involved. But I could sew so many delicious things for the baby so much faster than I could knit them!
post #30 of 61
so, doing the research on an ultrasound tomorrow during business hours. have my list of phone numbers...just waiting. totally hoping for a girl now...which is crazy, it's like I've felt SO STRONGLY this is a boy...I guess I'mjust trying to balance out hopes so that either way I feel good and surprized. But, I'm not going unless I can get a picture.

Basically, I talked with our law midwife and a woman who went with another lay midwife and they were both like "ultrasound helps get the baby registered" so, basically, get your picture, take it in with your documendation and the picture is "proof" that you were pregnant...since the big issue is proving the baby is yours.

No picture...no ultrasound.

SO, I guess that is one way to settle the score...

Unless I could get a letter SAYING that I had an ultrasound...hummmmm.....

anyways, I might know what I'mn having, I might not. Basically, same as it's been every week. Pretty soon I'm going to have to change my status to Indecisive Ultrasound Queen or something.

oh, and ds has kicked me (hard) in the belly and dd punched me in the belly today. I'm SOOOO over these kids and their nonsense! Guuuuurrrrrr.......
post #31 of 61
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Originally Posted by jul511riv View Post
Basically, I talked with our law midwife and a woman who went with another lay midwife and they were both like "ultrasound helps get the baby registered" so, basically, get your picture, take it in with your documendation and the picture is "proof" that you were pregnant...since the big issue is proving the baby is yours.
Oh... Now I'm wondering if I will have trouble with this in Brasil, too...registering after a homebirth, PLUS acquiring the baby's dual citizenship. However, I bet you could Photoshop the details at the top onto an old ultrasound photo; it's not like they certify the photos or anything!

HappiLeigh, that soaker is SOOOO cute! I love the colors, and, actually, my toddler is laying next to me in bed (trying to fall asleep), but she jumped up and pointed at the soaker when I opened the link. So girl-approved!

For the baby gown, I ended up not using a pattern b/c I couldn't get it printed out correctly, but I got the idea from here: http://thismamamakesstuff.blogspot.c...born-gown.html I just got out a pair of baby pajamas that we already had and traced the neck, arms, and went a little past the feet on length.

JustSimplicity, there are actually a lot of diaper-making videos online. There was one really good one I found, but don't remember where it was right now. Will post if I re-find it, but here are a few others:

http://diaperfabric.com/very-baby-diaper-tutorials/
http://www.backwoodshome.com/articles2/tuttle113.html
http://www.mothering.com/green-livin...w-cloth-diaper
post #32 of 61
And I also want to say: MY BED SUCKS! As my belly begins to expand, it is harder and harder to get comfortable. I'm at a four-pillow-minimum now; it's the only way to avoid waking up with a huge backache.

Which means I take up a bit more of the bed now (with a pillow on either side of me), but I'm also sleeping with my knees already past the edge of the bed to make up for it. So last night when my husband tried to push one of my pillows away from him and the sleeping toddler, I think I bit his face off.

And my eyesight is getting worse -- forgot about that pregnancy symptom!
post #33 of 61
Tamara - do they have those memory foam mattress toppers where you are? We got one for our bed this summer, and I swear it was the best $150 we ever spent. It has made a huge difference to me, and I only have two pillows - one for my head and I like one against my back to keep me from rolling over completely.
post #34 of 61
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Originally Posted by aramat View Post
Oh... Now I'm wondering if I will have trouble with this in Brasil, too...registering after a homebirth, PLUS acquiring the baby's dual citizenship. However, I bet you could Photoshop the details at the top onto an old ultrasound photo; it's not like they certify the photos or anything!

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You are AMAZING!!! Thank you.
post #35 of 61
Lauren31, don't worry about the dog jumping on you! When I was pregnant with DS, I was working at a daycare, and I had two- and three-year-olds jumping on me all day long. Whenever the little ones came to sit in my lap, it was like they were required to first leap up into the air so they could land on me with their full weight. When I got big, it seemed like they would ALWAYS hit DS in the head with their knees... which hurt, because it pinched my skin between them and his hard head! But he never had a problem... I figure it was just good practice for how clumsy I was with him after he was born, poor thing.

I just went out to a consignment sale and got some new maternity jeans too! Maybe one pair will even be comfortable...

I've FINALLY started feeling movement that I can believe in. And last night I had my hand on my belly, and actually felt some movement from the outside. That was pretty awesome.
post #36 of 61
I wish I knew if this random erratic "pulling" feeling I get is the baby or my uterus stretching out. It kind of feels like the beginning, only different. I could picture it being a little appendage slowly scraping along my uterus.

I totally thought I would be ok with the weight thing. I've been overweight my whole life and was looking forward to it being "ok" to gain weight and be big. But I still feel like I'm bigger than everybody else and I'm just too big. I haven't even taken any belly pictures since the first week because I'm embarrassed.
post #37 of 61
I bet your beautiful Ninetales!
post #38 of 61
Ninetales-I think no matter what size we are, so many of us have a hard time gaining weight. I understand completely. I wish I had something super encouraging and helpful, but I don't. Just wanted to let you know I understand and I'm with you. *HUGS*
post #39 of 61
Do those little baby kicks feel like you're getting tickled from the inside? Because that's what I'm feeling all the time.
post #40 of 61
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Originally Posted by NicoleS View Post
So who wants to come over and teach me to knit?

I tried to teach myself once (or maybe it was crochet? Not really sure what the difference is) and was able to knit one row...but couldn't for the life of me figure out how to turn it and make a second row.
Ask and ye shall receive.

http://www.knittinghelp.com/videos/learn-to-knit

And the book "Knitting for Dummies" is actually really helpful.

I haven't graduated from "doll blankets" yet, but I"m getting there. I just need to be brave and try.
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