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post #21 of 49


 

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I am all OVER junk food right now, it's horrible.  I catch myself thinking "I could totally eat a bag of Doritos" or "I will die if I don't eat some McDonalds fries."  It's nuts, I usually eat pretty healthily but the last few weeks I've been fixated on greasy salty goodness.  I try to limit my splurges to once a week or so, but it doesn't help the cravings.  Does anyone else dream about food?

 

DH is no help, either.  If I say "ooh, [something horrible] would be really good right now" he immediately pipes up with "you want me to go get some?"  I love that he's trying to be helpful, but I really don't need him enabling me.  smile.gif 


i catch myself dreaming about food too. or sex which is funny bc i haven't acted on it since the early weeks before i knew i was pg (i was on pelvic rest due to spotting and can't shake the feeling that if we dtd i'll bleed again).

 

my food aversions: fried foods, pumpkin (i ate a ton when i was pg. with ds), spicy or garlicy foods, & meats that taste too "meaty." i dislike a lot of foods while i'm pg and often have to force myself to eat.

 

i am drinking apple juice which i haven't drank in over 20 years.

 

i am looking forward to my mw apt. tomorrow (i hope she isn't out at a birth). not the hour commute, but i really like my mw which makes it worth it.

post #22 of 49

We (meaning DS and I) heard the heartbeat today!!! heartbeat.gif  I was totally shocked because I am only 11w4d and with my previous pregnancies we didn't hear it until I was at least 13 weeks.  Yay!!!  I was so happy my little DS was there to share in the moment.

 

I can't seem to shake the desire for junk food, too.  I actually bought a package of Oreos yesterday Sheepish.gif and it has been YEARS since I had those.  Oh well - they're delicious!

post #23 of 49
I had my OB appt/scan today...the baby looks sooooo good! In one image it looks for all the world like there is a little penis sticking straight up, maybe i'll scan it in and see what you all think. I know it's early, but it looks pretty pronounced...hahaha.

Happy to be starting the second trimester!
post #24 of 49
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In one image it looks for all the world like there is a little penis sticking straight up, maybe i'll scan it in and see what you all think.

 

You should check out this website: http://www.baby2see.com/gender/external_genitals.html  Apparently we all look like that at some point!  shy.gif 

post #25 of 49
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I can't seem to shake the desire for junk food, too.  I actually bought a package of Oreos yesterday Sheepish.gif and it has been YEARS since I had those.  Oh well - they're delicious!

 

They ARE delicious!  Was over at my mom's last night and ate a bunch of the inside-out ones - vanilla cookies with chocolate filling.  Hoo boy!
 

post #26 of 49
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Originally Posted by tracymom1 View Post

I can't seem to shake the desire for junk food, too.  I actually bought a package of Oreos yesterday Sheepish.gif and it has been YEARS since I had those.  Oh well - they're delicious!

 

They ARE delicious!  Was over at my mom's last night and ate a bunch of the inside-out ones - vanilla cookies with chocolate filling.  Hoo boy!
 


Wow.  Those sound fantastic.  They will be gotten on my next trip to the grocery.

 

It seems like just when I think I am feeling better and try to eat a "regular" meal, the barfs come right back and I can't hold anything down.  I am only able to have little tiny bits of food here and there and absolutely nothing with any real flavor - spices or otherwise.  For some reason, cookies, plain pita chips, cheese and eggs are just about the only things I can eat and not get nauseous afterwords.  I want this to end already!! Boo!!

post #27 of 49

Mmmmm now I want Oreos.  I haven't had any food cravings I don't think, but I can't seem to eat more than about 2 bites of anything and I feel full already.

post #28 of 49
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You should check out this website: http://www.baby2see.com/gender/external_genitals.html  Apparently we all look like that at some point!  " rel="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/shy.gif">shy.gif 





I have been looking at that site...that's why i mentioned the fact that it's sticking straight up...just like the boy image. I could never see that before on other 12 week scans, so weird. I know it's early, so we're not thinking too much about it, it's just funny to see anything at all so soon. innocent.gif
post #29 of 49

Today, at 14 weeks pregnant, I got a distinct Humpty Dumpty vibe when deciding what to wear. I have decided that a small cardigan buttoned over my expanding abdomen is a less than stellar idea.  

post #30 of 49

had our prenatal apt. last night. we got a better recording of lo hb (ds was clapping blocks together during the last one, so you couldn't really hear it). txted the hb to family members. it was a great apt.

post #31 of 49

I'm glad you got to record the hb!  joy.gif  Neither of us thought to pull out my camera during my sono until AFTER we were driving away from the hospital, but hopefully we'll remember next time.

 

I'm feeling majorly guilty right now.  We haven't told our families yet, we're waiting til we go visit at Christmas.  But every time we see family friends that live in town they say "So, anything new?"  And we can't very well tell them because they would immediately tell my fam, so we just lie and say "um... no, not really."  When we decided (at 5 weeks) to wait to tell everyone I thought it would be no big deal, but now with midwife visits and sono pictures and everything I feel really bad about keeping it a secret.  greensad.gif  But at the same time, we have a really cute plan for breaking the news, and I don't think it would be as much fun if I just called and dropped it on 'em, you know?  GUH!

post #32 of 49

Having a crummy December...its a bad month for me in general, but today alone has been ridiculous. Spent all day running round with 3 kiddos trying to get BIL's car back on the road with tags and insurance and lets just say it didnt happen. Lost my wallet and then got a call from our landlord's maintanence man that he found it by the dumpster this morning, which would be because our dog got into the (read: overflowing because landlord is too cheap to get a bigger/second dumpster to handle the amount of trash his tenants make) dumpster and it was all over the ground. So there we were last night at 10pm cleaning up trash. So after spending all day out I come home to find out...my dog is dead. We don't know if it was something she ate out of the trash or the heartworms took her (she was only 4 or 5 years old) but I've been crying for most of the afternoon because I wasn't here with her. She went out and laid down under the group of trees in the backyard and appears to have laid down to sleep and just didn't wake up. DH is burying her now and I'm just feeling at the end of my stress rope.

 

I had my first midwife appt. this evening (bittersweet.) Heartbeat was fine, but I'm measuring 4 weeks ahead (18 weeks) which doesn't jive with my dates so we'll keep an eye on it and see what happens. I couldn't even enjoy it. All I could think about was getting home and curling up in a ball.

post #33 of 49

Oh honey, I'm so sorry hug2.gif
 

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Having a crummy December...its a bad month for me in general, but today alone has been ridiculous. Spent all day running round with 3 kiddos trying to get BIL's car back on the road with tags and insurance and lets just say it didnt happen. Lost my wallet and then got a call from our landlord's maintanence man that he found it by the dumpster this morning, which would be because our dog got into the (read: overflowing because landlord is too cheap to get a bigger/second dumpster to handle the amount of trash his tenants make) dumpster and it was all over the ground. So there we were last night at 10pm cleaning up trash. So after spending all day out I come home to find out...my dog is dead. We don't know if it was something she ate out of the trash or the heartworms took her (she was only 4 or 5 years old) but I've been crying for most of the afternoon because I wasn't here with her. She went out and laid down under the group of trees in the backyard and appears to have laid down to sleep and just didn't wake up. DH is burying her now and I'm just feeling at the end of my stress rope.

 

I had my first midwife appt. this evening (bittersweet.) Heartbeat was fine, but I'm measuring 4 weeks ahead (18 weeks) which doesn't jive with my dates so we'll keep an eye on it and see what happens. I couldn't even enjoy it. All I could think about was getting home and curling up in a ball.

post #34 of 49


OMG, how terrible.  I am so sorry about your dog.  I have lost several pets over the years and it is such a traumatic thing to go through, especially in early pregnancy.  You and your family are in my thoughts.  I truly hope that the coming days and weeks and months bring some relaxing, joyful (or maybe just 'normal') times for you.  Deep breaths, right?

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Having a crummy December...its a bad month for me in general, but today alone has been ridiculous. Spent all day running round with 3 kiddos trying to get BIL's car back on the road with tags and insurance and lets just say it didnt happen. Lost my wallet and then got a call from our landlord's maintanence man that he found it by the dumpster this morning, which would be because our dog got into the (read: overflowing because landlord is too cheap to get a bigger/second dumpster to handle the amount of trash his tenants make) dumpster and it was all over the ground. So there we were last night at 10pm cleaning up trash. So after spending all day out I come home to find out...my dog is dead. We don't know if it was something she ate out of the trash or the heartworms took her (she was only 4 or 5 years old) but I've been crying for most of the afternoon because I wasn't here with her. She went out and laid down under the group of trees in the backyard and appears to have laid down to sleep and just didn't wake up. DH is burying her now and I'm just feeling at the end of my stress rope.

 

I had my first midwife appt. this evening (bittersweet.) Heartbeat was fine, but I'm measuring 4 weeks ahead (18 weeks) which doesn't jive with my dates so we'll keep an eye on it and see what happens. I couldn't even enjoy it. All I could think about was getting home and curling up in a ball.

post #35 of 49

Thanks ladies. I'm a little better now. Still not sure how to tell the kids. I didn't have the heart to tell my 4.5 yo when he asked where daddy was that he was burying Jamie.

post #36 of 49

So sorry, Sarah Lynne!  I bawl about stupid things now that I'm pregnant, it must be so hard when it's something serious that you feel deeply. :(  Loosing a pet is tough.

 

So, I've had an interesting couple of days in the pregnancy department.  I've learned that there are two other ladies in church who are due in June also!  It's fun and weird and special and sort of makes me one of the crowd.  I dunno.  I think it will be bonding and fun.  I'm due first (I could easily have a late May baby), but I'm the crazy crunchy, home birth, midwife-going, not-finding-out one.  I'm the one that knows radiation levels for dopplars and doesn't want synthetic fibers on or around my baby (especially while sleeping).  I'm going to have to walk a bit of a tightrope to be supportive and sharing, yet not preachy.  Two of us are having our second, but both the other ladies are quite a bit younger than I am.  So, it's going to be interesting! 

 

It is SO nice to have the cat out of the bag!  No more hiding.  I'm wearing maternity shirts (even though I really don't need to yet) and not sucking my tummy in! :)

post #37 of 49


 

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Having a crummy December...its a bad month for me in general, but today alone has been ridiculous. Spent all day running round with 3 kiddos trying to get BIL's car back on the road with tags and insurance and lets just say it didnt happen. Lost my wallet and then got a call from our landlord's maintanence man that he found it by the dumpster this morning, which would be because our dog got into the (read: overflowing because landlord is too cheap to get a bigger/second dumpster to handle the amount of trash his tenants make) dumpster and it was all over the ground. So there we were last night at 10pm cleaning up trash. So after spending all day out I come home to find out...my dog is dead. We don't know if it was something she ate out of the trash or the heartworms took her (she was only 4 or 5 years old) but I've been crying for most of the afternoon because I wasn't here with her. She went out and laid down under the group of trees in the backyard and appears to have laid down to sleep and just didn't wake up. DH is burying her now and I'm just feeling at the end of my stress rope.

 

I had my first midwife appt. this evening (bittersweet.) Heartbeat was fine, but I'm measuring 4 weeks ahead (18 weeks) which doesn't jive with my dates so we'll keep an eye on it and see what happens. I couldn't even enjoy it. All I could think about was getting home and curling up in a ball.


hug2.gif our cat died within a month of bringing home our baby. it was really tough bc he was only 4, but we didn't know when we adopted him how sick he was. i remember driving with ds an hour away to an emergency vet and then back in the middle of the night to say goodbye. my dog of 15 years died when ds was 4 months old. it's never easy to say goodbye to our fur babies.

post #38 of 49

I think my biggest issue is I know I can't replace her. She was the absolute perfect dog.

 

Had a happy moment today. I felt little flutter kicks on my left side. The first I've actually felt and went "Oh there you are kiddo." Thankfully, work tonight is hospital duty (sit with an inmate who is in the hospital.) Basically, I make sure only hospital staff comes in the room and that the inmate doesn't leave. So it should be a very low key night, which is what I need.

post #39 of 49
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Originally Posted by JosieAK View Post

I'm going to have to walk a bit of a tightrope to be supportive and sharing, yet not preachy. 


always a great idea thumb.gif

post #40 of 49
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Originally Posted by JosieAK View Post

I'm going to have to walk a bit of a tightrope to be supportive and sharing, yet not preachy. 


always a great idea thumb.gif


Yes, but so much harder when it's something I care passionately about (Do I tell the girl who bought the home dopplar that it uses a technology that emits radiation?  I know she got it for her peace of mind, but she COULD have no idea that it's probably not wise to use it everyday for long periods of time.  And that sort of thing.)  Then it's just compounded by the fact that I'm already making very different decisions that can come across non verbally as judging (even when the decisions are personal and not a judgement on anyone else at all).  It's just tricky.  But so far, so good! 

 

Oh, and the down side to wearing maternity clothes--I got touched on the belly THREE times this weekend by non family members.  Hmm.  Maybe I should switch to baggy sweaters!

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