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Quote:Originally Posted by Morwenna View Post

 I feel lots of movement--but they are small movements and mostly on the sides vs. the middle of my abdomen.  I have an anterior placenta, so that may be why. 

 
I have an anterior placenta too, and now that baby is bigger, I can really tell. I feel very little in the middle of my belly, but a lot all around the middle and low down. The other day she was thumping the middle really hard and I was laughing that I was so glad there are no nerves in the placenta, or I'd be in pain.



I also have an anterior placenta and only feel good movements on the sides or pretty low. At 25 weeks I'm feeling a lot of movement now, though not a strong as with my girls.

 

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Nearly 25 weeks pregnant here and can't even wrap my brain around all the things I need to get done before April! This week I started making meals to put in the freezer and Friday we will be getting a second chest freezer because our fridge freezer and chest freezer are already full redface.gif. I'm planning on freezing about 50 dinners in addition to more than 50 breakfasts, 16 dozen muffins, around 45 desserts, and a bunch of bread. ....

 

I'm totally impressed that you're already freezing meals! I can hardly stay on top of our regular meals ;-)

 

As for me... my energy level has finally returned to (almost) normal. No more needing daily naps! Yay! I had my 25 week appt yesterday and have gained a total of 9 lbs, which is pretty good, but I always gain the most in the third trimester. My next prenatal is in 3 weeks, then we'll go to every 2 weeks. Time is flying!

 

It took a while for me to feel good movements (because of an anterior placenta), but a couple weeks ago DH started being able to feel him and could see him moving from the outside. So cool!

 

We still haven't decided on a name, but I'm not too stressed about it.

 

I've been trying to make it to the gym several times a week. 3 miles on the elliptical and some weight machines and I feel like a new person; anxiety decreased, energy increased. I haven't been able to make it at all this week due to DHs work schedule, but he has the whole week off next week so I should be able to go every day.

post #22 of 82

I have a low-lying placenta so no walking on the treadmill for me or I spot.  I've gained less than 10 pounds which is OK by me since I started out overweight.

 

Baby likes to stay in the breech position so most of my kicks are quite low.

 

The last two boxes arrived tonight from some internet orders so I have all of my Christmas shopping done.  I just need to wrap a few more presents and Santa needs to wrap.

 

For medical reasons, I have to get up at 2am with my oldest.  I have the worst trouble falling back to sleep from that even though I'm tired.  If I could talk my kids into going to be at 8, I would.  They won't want to now that they are on Christmas break.

 

I have my next appoint in the beginning of January.  I can't believe how fast the time goes by!

post #23 of 82

Today I can breathe through my nose!!  And the Christmas shopping is officially DONE!!  woot woot!!  thumb.gif

 

And I think we have our boy name.  It's unique but not hard to spell or pronounce and hasn't been in the 1000 names in the last ten yrs according to the SS names website.  Yippy!

 

And... I just noticed I'm 25 posts away from being a Senior Member after only being on MDC for 8 years!  lol

post #24 of 82

not trying to be a thread killer!  :)

 

Hope those of you who celebrate are having a wonderful Christmas!  We've had a great day here....  I'm ready for a nap!

post #25 of 82

Merry xmas!!! i hope everyone is having a great one!

post #26 of 82

Hello!  I'm writing from inside the NYC blizzard.  ;)

 

I always thought I would be someone who would pick an unusual name, but I just haven't liked any unusual boy names enough to stick with them (or I've liked them but my husband hasn't - or vice versa).  Our current top contender is Sebastian, which I think is getting more and more popular every year, but I have only met one Sebastian in my life (he's a 6 year old Polish boy in the neighborhood and I don't know his family well).  I think this might be the name!  ;)

 

We signed up for a homebirth class in February, at my midwife's suggestion.  I'll see her again in two weeks for my GD screening and then I need to choose a doula and meet with my midwife's backup -- because my midwife is going to be on vacation on my due date!  So I can relate to the previous poster who is worried her midwife will be away.  My midwife told me, "Women have a way of waiting for me," and I hope that happens in my case!

post #27 of 82
Originally Posted by Neuromancer View Post

Hello!  I'm writing from inside the NYC blizzard.  ;)

 

I always thought I would be someone who would pick an unusual name, but I just haven't liked any unusual boy names enough to stick with them (or I've liked them but my husband hasn't - or vice versa).  Our current top contender is Sebastian, which I think is getting more and more popular every year, but I have only met one Sebastian in my life (he's a 6 year old Polish boy in the neighborhood and I don't know his family well).  I think this might be the name!  ;)

 

We signed up for a homebirth class in February, at my midwife's suggestion.  I'll see her again in two weeks for my GD screening and then I need to choose a doula and meet with my midwife's backup -- because my midwife is going to be on vacation on my due date!  So I can relate to the previous poster who is worried her midwife will be away.  My midwife told me, "Women have a way of waiting for me," and I hope that happens in my case!

Writing from what must be the same blizzard, 2.5 hours south in Delaware, where I'm home w/my folks :) Sitting at the world's most peaceful/cosy coffee shop in my hometown w/my little sis, who's visiting from France--I'm in bliss. She got me two little newborn onesies--they have cute vegetable drawings with the French names on them. They look really tiny so I hope my baby has the chance to wear them!

 

Baby's first gifts: the onesies, and then an awesome picture book about the Mannekin Pis statue (from BIL) and a somewhat horrendous noisy train book from MIL that I think will be one of baby's few noise books, if I can help it. Still, it is sweet and special because it came from her. Oh yeah, and a video camera from my other sister to record the little one. MIL also gave us some of DH's old clothes and baby blankets.

 

Most of my boy names are more traditional, too. I love Jacob but don't think I can use it because it is SO popular--#1! Both DH and I like Samuel, and I also really like Jesse but DH isn't wild about it. Girl names are tougher--DH doesn't like the ones I like. I love Sebastian--I think it's cool!

 

Now if I can only make up my mind about a doula--I loved both the ones I interviewed. One has a lot more experience and is more expensive, but has also delivered at my hospital with my doctor. The other was great, too, and cheaper. DH says one would be like a mother and one would be like a sister. I'm leaning toward the "mother" but I don't want to turn down the "sister" because I also loved her!

 

Baby's movements are still so faint but are pretty frequent.

 


 

post #28 of 82

Hi everyone. I have a new keyboard so now I can finally post stuff without searching everywhere for an h and g! YAHOOOOOO.

Anyway I'm 24 weeks now and i feel huge but Ive gained 12 lbs so far it looks like. i don't know if that's a ton or too little. Ill find out this week at the midwife apt( have I mentioned i love my MW?) I have been getting dizzy randomly and it stinks but otherwise I feel pretty good. 16 weeks left. seriously how did that happen???I have been working a ton as well, but things are beginning to slow down. I have one family 3 nights a week with itty bitty twins. love it. so cuddly and tiny. Christmas was crazy here. DH just had surgery to repair 2 lower abdominal hernias. I have this weird pain on my right side just under my ribs its numb and painful all at the same time. My hips feel like I have a crowbar stuck in them as well. Giblet likes to stretch between my hips so I am sure that doesn't help.

We are having a blizzard right now. tons of snow and such. its beautiful but I called out from work.I work over an hour away. no way. I have had some heartburn but nothing papaya enzymes cant handle (does that mean this kid will be bald??)

we have a girls name...i think. Lilith. however upon telling my MIL she freaked out insisting everyone will hate her because of the Frasier character. seriously...grr. hope everyone is warm and well tonight and enjoying their evening

post #29 of 82

Neuromancer: Love the name Sebastian!  So cool!

 

Blanca78: How sweet about the little onsies.  I love how your MIL had a few baby things saved up to give to you.  That is so special.

 

kittn:  I wouldn't worry about using Lillith.  Frasier is a long gone show (thank god...can't stand Kelsey Grammer).  I think it is a beautiful name.

 

We're still working on names here.  I just realized that the initials for the first and middle name will be "IT".  Not sure how I feel about that.

 

Enjoy your snow!  Sounds like we are getting more later this week.

post #30 of 82
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Blanca- We love Jacob and Samuel, too.  If DD#2 had been a boy she would have been Jacob but now we just aren't feeling it for this baby.  wierd how that works. 

 

I was surprised to see presents under the tree at my MIL's for "baby in belly"  and baby Lucas.  They are so funny!  He got cute little onesies, as well and pillow (a decorative one for the room obviously not to use) in blue and white and a book. 

 

Christmas was good.  the girls got a ton of stuff- lots of cute clothes. I didn't get much- a few clothes. I always like to get makeup and bath stuff but for some reason no one likes to get me that stuff.  They say its boring but not for me!!!  My SIL got me some makeup, that was good. 

 

I was supposed to work but ended up 'on call" so I was home all day.  Had to work yesterday, ended up being kinda busy.  my back was really sore at the end of the day and we ended up delivering someone who was due on April 5.  so wierd to see a little 25 week baby knowing thats what I have in the belly.  Pray none of us has to go through that.  These babies need more cooking time! 

 

This pregnancy is definitely starting to slow me down.  UgH!  I really wanted to enjoy this pregnancy because it will be my last but man, the aches and pains and tiredness are getting old already. 

post #31 of 82

hi ladies.

 

Christmas was crazy here. we all needed a seriously good night's sleep after the 2 days running around to family and staying at my parents' house.

 

We found out on Christmas...it's a GIRL! So DS was correct and the rest of us were wrong. I was honestly surprised when I opened the envelope and saw "girl"...really thought it was a boy. I've been wrong both times now :)

 

Major hip/pelvis/lower back pain. Feel like I can barely walk sometimes. It continues to get aggravated by picking up my 30 lb 19 month old who always wants to be held lately. 

 

i can't believe once the new year hits it will be basically 3 months to go. I have so much NESTING to do. Had planned to clean a bunch of closets today with Nana over to play with DS, however, blizzard has her completely snowed in, so nothing but playing and laundry is getting done today.

 

Loving all of the names you all have picked out. We have a few so far: Molly, Abigail (Abby) and Allison (Allie). I really wanted Hannah but DH won't go for it.

post #32 of 82

Hi Ladies,

 

I am 25 weeks now and really enjoying all the little movements I feel.  I find it so amazing, especially when I feel movements on opposite sides at the same time!    orngbiggrin.gif

 

My mom finally found out on the 24th.  She was strangely calm about it.  We were expecting fits of happy screaming with intermittent rage at knowing so late.  She wants to buy clothes.  I showed her the clothes I already have, which is plenty for the first few months, showed her what non-clothes items I needed and discussed other non-clothes things I still needed.   Nope, she just wants to clothes shop. 

 

I am working on cleaning out the freezer.  It seems so early to start making meals though.  Will they still be good in April/May?

 

I started washing baby clothes today.  I was supposed to go into work, but, I um, locked the keys in the car.  blush.gif  Fortunately today was a good day to do such a thing.  I figured I'd do something useful around home in the meantime,

post #33 of 82

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 I have this weird pain on my right side just under my ribs its numb and painful all at the same time.

 

I have this same pain/numbness, but on the left side! It gets so bad I have a hard time walking or standing up. And I like Lilith. Frasier's long gone, and even as a Frasier fan I didn't immediately think of the character.

 

Our Christmas was wonderful :) Too many gifts for the girls,  but it was SO nice to spend our first Christmas in our home since moving here (6 years ago).


26 weeks. Sometimes it feels like the time is flying, others it feels like it's dragging.

 

I think we've decided on a name: Henry. I like a couple of others too though, so that may not be our final name.


 

 

 


 

post #34 of 82

Hi ladies!  I also had a nice Christmas.  My mom and younger siblings are in town so between them and my in-laws, I've been incredibly busy!  It was worth it though, we had a lot of fun.

 

I'm 23w1d and feeling great!  I've got bad heartburn but it doesn't last all day so I'll bear it.  I've gained a total of 16 pounds.  I don't know what's 'normal' but I feel good so I guess that's my normal! :) 

 

I love all the names you ladies have picked out.  DH and I are at a standstill on names for our boy.  He really loves Rockwell but I don't like it.  It sounds too similar to my name so whenever I say it, it sounds wrong.  I really love the name Stone but DH is ambivalent and stuck on Rockwell.  I would really like something nature-y but we're just not agreeing.  So I've taken to calling LO Carey b/c I need to call him something!

post #35 of 82

25 weeks today!  I feel like I have a long way to go, but then I see all of the brith announcements coming out of the January ddc and that makes it seem like it will be here a lot quicker!

 

We still have no name for the little guy, may not have anything more than a short list when he is born.  I like Jacob a lot, and I only know one little boy with that name, so it must not be super popular right here.  Another one I like is Oliver. 

 

I think Lilith is a pretty name, and Frasier is a ways back now, I wouldn't let that stop me from using it.  Lila was my girl name for the past 2 boys, love that one too!

post #36 of 82

We had a really nice Christmas here too.  Our first Christmas all together, so it was pretty special. 

 

I'm still sick (two weeks now) and am just getting frustrated with it.  Every day I start to feel better I  just end up feeling like crap by the end of the day.  I really hope this cold is gone by New Year's Eve.  DP and I are planning to go to a nice mediterranean restaurant where they are serving a 5 course dinner.  I can't wait... I love that type of food.

 

I got my Seven Slings baby sling in the mail today!  I think it was worth the $15 or whatever it was for the shipping.  I love the fabric and it seems to be the right size.  It may not work for a toddler, but I'm planning for it to be the back up carrier anyway.  I'll mostly be using the Ergo-Carrier.

 

DP also surprised me with a really cute Old Navy maternity puffer style coat that came in the mail today too.  I really needed a coat because we go play in the snow a lot and last time we went my coat kept rolling up over my belly! lol  Plus, I'm freezing all the time and this coat is lined with fleece and is nice and warm.  I can't wait 'til I'm better and can test it out on our next snowshoeing adventure. 

 

DP is so sweet.... he also got me a 4 class pass for the prenatal water yoga class he found for me.  I'm hoping to make it to that tomorrow if I'm up for it in the morning. 

 

The baby has been really active lately.  Especially when I'm sleeping.  He/she wakes me up it seems like every night!  I don't remember my girls being this active at this stage of pregnancy... I'm almost 24 weeks.  It seems like every time I stop moving the baby thinks it's party time!

 

I also think Lilith is a pretty name.  My DD1 is Lily.  I doubt anyone will even remember the character Lilith by the time she's old enough for it to matter.  Isn't it a biblical name anyway? 

post #37 of 82

Just throwing in my two cents that I don't think the Frasier connection is significant, either! If anything, I think of Lilith Fair and Adam's first wife. I think Lilith is a beautiful name.

 

OregonicMama--sorry you're still sick! I feel lucky that I haven't been hit with anything yet. Your DH sounds like a real sweatheart.

 

I totally cleaned up on baby stuff yesterday. My cousin is done having kids and is giving me a co-sleeper (Arms' Reach), bouncy chair, vibrate chair, exersaucer, mat w/arches, baby tub, playpen, AND carseat w/two bases (Graco Snugride). I know you're not supposed to get a used carseat, but this one has not been recalled for any reason and I know for a fact my cousin hasn't been in an accident. The seat is four years old. She also gave me a bunch of pretty maternity tops and baby clothes. SCORE!

post #38 of 82

I think the name Lilith is really pretty (anyone read Lilith by George MacDonald?)  However, if name meanings matter to you, you might want to look it up.  I personally wouldn't use it because of the meaning/associations, but I do think it's pretty.

 

I have no idea on names.  Names are one of my favorite things, and I am just not getting anywhere!!

post #39 of 82
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I am working on cleaning out the freezer.  It seems so early to start making meals though.  Will they still be good in April/May?


it probably depends on what you are making. I know bread and things don't stay good as well in the freezer. What you could do is start making some extra meals and then instead of keeping them until may, make the meals as usual, except eat the one in the freezer first and replace it with the new meal. Lots of people do that, non-preggo people too! I am not freezing meals yet, but i do plan to start taking inventory of the pantry/freezer, stocking up on basics, and will probably do a lot of the cooking etc starting march, because what if the LO comes early, lol! I was talking to dh about that today, that i really want to be ready about 1 month prior to the due date, just in case. Ds was a whole 8 days late, but every pregnancy is different, i don't want to be caught off guard!

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Zantac definitely works. I know some are uncomfortable taking it since it's a C drug, not really tested on pregnant women. I felt the benefits were worth it for me (a good night's sleep). Waking up half the night with heartburn and nausea, month after month, isn't good for me.  I do know it's recommended over a product like Pepcid, since it has magnesium stearate (sp) in it. I do try to avoid eating too late and having certain triggers in the second half of the day (chocolate, for one). Yeah, sometimes I'll get up and burp, and drink some milk and it subsides enough to go back to sleep.


I just wanted to correct my initial comment about Zantac, that it's actually a B drug and "not expected to be harmful to an unborn baby". For some reason I thought it was a C. http://www.drugs.com/zantac.html

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