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post #41 of 60

I'm 11weeks and some odd days - an edd is just that -an estimate, so I try to stick with "early December" and not watch the day too closely . I am going unassisted until September - then I'll go to my old midwife to order an u/s to confirm an out of hospital birth is safe. Still trying to decide if I'm going unassisted for the birth or going to the birth center for the tub that is a small swimming pool.

So no exciting news from me :)

Just waiting for the "so tired I can sleep all day" phase to be over until November.

 

Czarena

mama to 3 boys and hoping against hope for a girl!

post #42 of 60

I am 9 weeks 2 days. I had an ultrasound at 6 weeks 3 days and saw the heartbeat. I have another prenatal and ultrasound tomorrow. I had thought I would skip the ultrasound this time, but I plan to switch to a midwife after this appointment and she says she thinks the doppler is worse and doesn't like to use it early on. Since I have no morning sickness and feel super skitish this go round, I decided to go ahead with the ultrasound and just have them make it as short as possible. I need to know everything is ok in there since I don't really feel pregnant at all. I am, of course, nervous about it. My belly does seem to be growing and I have some stretching pains at night lately so I do feel like something is going on. Just need reassurance. I never had an early ultrasound with my DD but my old midwife did let us hear the heartbeat at our 2nd visit (I think 12 weeks?). I am so much more skitish this time. Perhaps bc I have less symptoms - and bc we went through SO much more to conceive this one!

 

Cindy

post #43 of 60

Can it be? I swear I'm feeling this baby!!!! Just twice now but the one this morning was definitely the baby,definitely not gas! very deep in me - thump thump

 

I had an anterior placenta with DS and didn't feel movement until well past 20weeks

post #44 of 60
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Originally Posted by Carhootel View Post

Can it be? I swear I'm feeling this baby!!!! Just twice now but the one this morning was definitely the baby,definitely not gas! very deep in me - thump thump

 

I had an anterior placenta with DS and didn't feel movement until well past 20weeks



Some women do feel movement quite early on with second and subsequent pregnancies. :)  I think the earliest I ever let myself recognize was about 13 weeks, but I have heard of other women who said they felt something well within the first trimester. 

post #45 of 60

I stopped at the Salvation Army store today, just to see what they had, and came home with a little pile of cuteness!! I couldn't believe the brands they had - Gap, Rugged Bear, hanna andersson!! I know, I know, all they're going to do in the clothes is drool and have poopsplosions, but some of that stuff is so stinkin' CUTE!! I found a super soft fleecy baby snowsuit, size 3-6 months, which I think will be just perfect for this winter. It still had the tags on it for crying out loud, and I paid $4 for it! I picked up a couple of long sleeved teeshirts and gowns (one with a snowflake and "Let it SNOW!"... so cute!!) And I found a BEAUTIFUL sweater - it's a size 50 (hanna andersson uses European sizes, in US sizes that's about a size 0-3) so it won't fit very long, but it'll be nice and warm for the beginning and I only paid $3 for it, so I'm perfectly happy with it for as long as it lasts. It's so hard to find gender neutral things, and these things lean a smidge in the "boy" direction, but who cares. They're close enough to gender neutral that they'll be fine. I had such fun!

post #46 of 60

Careful heather that's how I ended up with three large rubbermaid totes of clothes before even getting pregnant! lol. I kept finding amazing sales and deals at consignment or thrift stores, and so I would buy one piece at a time, one piece, one piece, etc... and then I got some hand me downs from family who knew we would have kids soon... and all of a sudden I have an insane amount of clothes. But you're right, some of the prices on it are amazing. For some reason the value village near me always has boatload of Carter's clothing, which I'm liking because it's generally nice and long. I'm short, but have a long torso, and DH is 6'4, so I could see the babe being long-- so I'm stocking up on carters lol! 

post #47 of 60

Has anyone found maternity underwear that they love?  I have some Old Navy maternity underwear from last time, but now I can't find them for sale on their website. 

post #48 of 60

Am not ready for baby shopping yet, but when I will I will do it in Marshalls/TJMaxx,,,they constantly have something good on clearance rack (I got stuff for all bunch of my girlfriends when they started having babies all at the same time :))

 

Wendizbaby, how far you are if you already need maternety undies? I am perfectly fine in my regular panties (only thing I wear is tongs),,,

post #49 of 60

LOL I know, I'm going to try not to go completely crazy, because I know how much people want to give those cute lil clothes as gifts, but it just makes it feel more real to have a few things to hold and fold and look at, yanno?

 

As for maternity undies, I didn't even think about that! Didn't realize that I wouldn't be able to wear my normal undies the whole way through! I wear bikinis though, so maybe I will be fine? Hope you find something comfy, Wendizbaby!

post #50 of 60

I've been thinking I feel movement too - very rarely though...but it feels like the "fish swimming" feeling I had with my other 2...I just figured it was impossible and I am making it up lol..I'm 10 weeks right now.

 

I have never tried maternity underwear...I just buy a bigger size of regular underwear - I wear bikkini style..

post #51 of 60

Does anyone else have an insane mother-in-law?

The woman is driving me nuts. I'm absolutely amazed at the things I must know RIGHT NOW, and share with her (or rather, DH must share with her):

How often I'm vomiting. How much I'm sleeping. What I'm wearing. If I feel movement yet. What week will I hear the heartbeat. What week will I have an ultrasound to tell gender. When is the midwife (the one we've told her would be at the birth, but who doesn't actually exist) doing home visits. What hospital will we transfer to when I need a C/S. What name have we chosen. Who will be at the birth. What pediatrician will we use (you know, you have to interview them early, right?--says she). Don't forget you MUST vaccinate your child right after birth.

 

And of course, she's invited herself and DH's step-father to the birth. OH HELL NO! Gladly, DH went to battle for me and told her we want to keep it minimal and quiet (very tactful). Really, we'll just totally avoid talking to her the last weeks, and call her several hours after the babe arrives. And insist that no, she can't visit that same day, and no, she certainly can't stay the night (when she insists we abdicate our bed for her old lady (47 year old) bones).

 

I'm oh so happy we live 3 hours from her, and that she and I aren't exactly friendly, so she mostly funnels her questions to DH, but she's bugging him so much about the baby that he's sick of talking about it, and, hello! I'm giving birth to the child, I should have some talking rights! I avoid answering my phone (really wishing for caller ID), and I don't post on Facebook because of all her annoying comments. Now I just want to tighten the belt, and not let any single bit of information out to her. See, annoying woman, you're craziness is actually getting you less information instead of more.

 

She really really really wants to have her fingers in everything, that constantly controlling woman! I so loved my sweet husband the other day when his mother said, "I just want to be involved," and he snorted and said, "Well, she's not."

 

Ugh. Ugh. Ugh. I want to stomp my feet in frustration.

 

Ok, vent over.

post #52 of 60

:hug: so sorry your MIL is being a pain in the patooey Azadehhast! I'm glad your husband is helpful in dealing with her.

 

I got a surprise goodie package in the mail today! One of my buddies had been at a conference where they handed out samples of various organic body care things, and she sent me all the baby related ones she got! And also tucked into the package was the adorable, tiny, knit octopus that is now my avatar! It's SOOOO cute - and I need to find out where she got it so I can get some more and make a mobile with them!! My friends have a running joke that there is a test for parenthood preparedness (from some email forward or facebook thingy, not sure exactly where it started), and one of the hands on examinations is dressing an octopus... so my baby has become "the octopus" to them. Fortunetly, I find it amusing too. There have been many octopus sightings since the joke ensued, so, of course, the way I told my husband about the baby was to wrap up baby's first toy - an octopus with a pirate costume on - with the positive POAS and give it to him for an early Easter gift :-)

post #53 of 60

Undies: I've not ever found any that I like. So, I just use my regular ones.. I wear bikinis or low ride ones and when my booty gets bigger, I just buy a bigger size.

 

My update from the OB: I went to the OB today (ive been seeing both MW and OB) to check up on my SCH, and everything looks great! I had a little ultrasound and the SCH has pretty much cleared up, and the little one was moving all around, kicking and doing flips, and was measuring right on track!! I am so relieved! I went in there prepared for the worst (which is kind of silly now that I think about it, I have been sooooo sick I am obviously still very pregnant). He told me that since it's pretty much gone, I should be completely in the clear now :)

 

My DF has been gone for 4 days, and I haven't heard from him since Sat. night.. he told me it would probably be a little while before he's able to call me, but I miss him so much and really want to tell him our good news! He'll be in Morocco until the middle of June :(

post #54 of 60

I'm not yet too big for my normal underwear, it's just that maternity underwear are so much more comfortable and they don't give me underwear lines.  I actually just found some on Gap.com: http://www.gap.com/browse/category.do?cid=6065&mlink=55698,1946460,11&clink=1946460.  Expensive, though!  

 

I'm glad some of you are saying you are feeling movement.  I know that I am feeling the little peanut in my lower right side.  It's in the same spot, it's a quick flutter and I feel it about 10 times a day.  

post #55 of 60

My aunt and uncle are teachers, and they taught at an American international school in Morocco for many years while their kids (four boys) were smallish. They loved their time there, lots of great stories, so I hope the time your DF spends there passes quickly - both for him and for you! Can you email him, or is there no contact at all? :hugs:
 

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Originally Posted by SierraBella View Post

Undies: I've not ever found any that I like. So, I just use my regular ones.. I wear bikinis or low ride ones and when my booty gets bigger, I just buy a bigger size.

 

My update from the OB: I went to the OB today (ive been seeing both MW and OB) to check up on my SCH, and everything looks great! I had a little ultrasound and the SCH has pretty much cleared up, and the little one was moving all around, kicking and doing flips, and was measuring right on track!! I am so relieved! I went in there prepared for the worst (which is kind of silly now that I think about it, I have been sooooo sick I am obviously still very pregnant). He told me that since it's pretty much gone, I should be completely in the clear now :)

 

My DF has been gone for 4 days, and I haven't heard from him since Sat. night.. he told me it would probably be a little while before he's able to call me, but I miss him so much and really want to tell him our good news! He'll be in Morocco until the middle of June :(



 

post #56 of 60

It's only in Canada, but the Thyme Maternity underwear is supposed to be amazzzzzzing. I used to work at the store, and we had a good number of non-pregnant women who used to come in and buy them on the recommendation of friends. More people than I thought that wear them all the time, pregnant or not. Just make sure you get the hipster ones. They always come in funky patterns too. 

post #57 of 60

Off-topic, but I broke down crying during a conversation with my professor a few weeks back.  Totally unexpected.  It was even more awkward because I hadn't told anyone about the pregnancy so I couldn't blame it on the hormones.  I was mortified!

post #58 of 60

In response to a post about crying while sharing the news with a boss: 

Off-topic, but I broke down crying during a conversation with my professor a few weeks back.  Totally unexpected.  It was even more awkward because I hadn't told anyone about the pregnancy so I couldn't blame it on the hormones.  I was mortified! 

post #59 of 60

Oops.  Double-posted.2whistle.gif

post #60 of 60


I always wear regular undies, just a bigger size to accomodate my hips!

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Originally Posted by futuremamaheather View Post

LOL I know, I'm going to try not to go completely crazy, because I know how much people want to give those cute lil clothes as gifts, but it just makes it feel more real to have a few things to hold and fold and look at, yanno?

 

As for maternity undies, I didn't even think about that! Didn't realize that I wouldn't be able to wear my normal undies the whole way through! I wear bikinis though, so maybe I will be fine? Hope you find something comfy, Wendizbaby!



 

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