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The I Feel Awesome Thread

post #1 of 30
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I'm sorry a lot of gals out there are having a hard time as the weeks wind down. I thought it might be good to start a happy space, too :)

 

As an idealistic, naive 1st-timer I feel way better than I thought I would during pregnancy. I'm not super athletic or fit or harbored any super maternal instincts, but I gotta say, feeling so positive during pregnancy has been quite an awesome surprise. I feel rad! Sure stuff is sore, I get winded, ok... but overall, wow, I feel way stronger and happier than I ever imagined. Birth day will sure be something... haven't got my wits straightened out enough to not be nervous about giving birth, but I'm positive.

 

I'm nervous about what my body will go through but curiosity trumps nervousness at this point! I hear women's bodies can give birth to babies but I've never seen it! :)

 

The only bummer, but more like a lesson, is that I'm bummed I can't have a baby shower (too far away from everyone) and with 8 weeks left I've got three 2nd hand baby clothes, a Boppy and a 2nd hand snow suit for 12mos (not sure why) to my name, baby-wise. So even though I'm not getting baby stuff, I guess it helps me focus on the pregnancy & birth part more. I'm stoked I feel so positive despite not having "stuff" and more stuff. Though stuff is fun...

 

I hope things stay good (knock on wood) and these 9 months are a sweet memory some day. joy.gif

 

 

post #2 of 30
I was thinking about starting a similar thread but didn't want to come across as unsympathetic to others. Because reading the other thread I really did feel bad for the ladies having such a hard time.

Sure I have my crappy days and third-tri discomforts. Like the other night I had reflux so bad that I woke up with a mouthful of stomach acid. Sometimes my tailbone kills me. My belly is getting cumbersome.

But for the most part, I'm feeling good, and positive, and SO happy! Something clicked this week where I just feel totally in love with this baby and SO blessed and thankful! I can't wait to meet this little one!

Last night I had the sweetest dream that I had the baby, and it was a 45-minute, totally easy and pain-free labor. lol.gif And I was holding my baby and just overcome with joy, with my family all there, and that's when I woke up and it made me feel happy all day.

Overall I am feeling so much better, physically and mentally, with this pregnancy than with my first. I feel strong and I know I can do this. Only 2 months left of being pregnant, and this is probably our last baby so I am trying to enjoy every little baby kick, even the uncomfortable ones.
post #3 of 30

Damn you ladies and your infectious optimism. lol.gif

 

I say that with love because I am happy that you guys are happy. 

 

A few weeks ago I was nothing but pure misery because I had nothing but searing hip and pelvic pain that had been going on since I was about 3 months pregnant and I had had it. But the baby turned and the pain went away, and since then, I don't feel so bad at all. I'd feel a lot better if I didn't have to go to work because my job makes me more miserable than the worst pregnancy symptom but I can't really do anything about that.

 

 

post #4 of 30

I know I started the "not very excited" post, but physically I am feeling awesome, I've been able to continue working out 4-5 times a week throughout this pregnancy and those are the days that I feel the best, and the longer I go with my husband gone the easier it gets.  The closer it gets to being time for baby to be here, the more I start to anticipate it, and the nights when I dream about the baby help alot :)

post #5 of 30

Count me in on the happy boat.  I'm so freaking excited to be pregnant and love my big belly and when people talk to me about it's size no matter how random the comments are.  This is likely my last as well so I'm trying to bask in the wonderfulness of growing a person.  It's so amazing.  Soooo truly awesome.

 

I am dealing with some discomforts - ugly ankle swelling, sore back at night, some stupid random nerve pain in my rib, thankfully only minor reflux this time, some pelvic discomfort...but I really can't complain.  It is what it is and because it's related to being pregnant - I kinda like it all (besides the nerve pain because it started way before pregnancy and it is crazy).  

post #6 of 30

I'm in the happy boat too- not had any aches or pains and my only thing is now I have insomnia at night and as a result get sleepy next day and have to take a nap . I feel awesome and love my huge belly and am savoring all the baby's movements etc;

post #7 of 30

I'm so glad others are happy.  I thought maybe I was just an anomaly.   I've had the most "uneventful" pregnancy so to speak.  No morning sickness, major fatigue left at 11 weeks.  I still have 11 weeks to go but so far so good.  I started swimming and water aerobics about a month ago and I'm loving it.  Some of the bouncy bouncy moves put some pressure on my bladder and it makes me really want to pee for the last 1/2 hour or so of the class.

 

Baby Awesome has been so good.  He's pretty active but well mannered most of the time.  Every once in a while I'll get a zap to a ligament or the bladder but other than that it make me happy to feel him wiggling around in there.  I think he was doing the samba or something last night.  Sometimes it's just so odd feeling that it makes me laugh.

 

I'm a first timer as well and while I have my doubts sometimes, DH reassures me that women do this all the time and we too will get through our birthing day. 

 

My biggest complaint is maternity wear....it stinks!  My body proportions just weren't made for it or something--and the shirts most are so low cut.  I can't figure out what these clothes makers are thinking.....let's give these women with big boobs a low cut shirt DUH!

 

I'm having a bit of difficulty getting through my hypnobabies which also makes me a little nervous.  I need to just make the time and get it done!

 

Stay Happy Ladies....hope the rest of the pregnancy is as joyful as the first part has been. 

post #8 of 30
Even though I posted on the "Can it be July already" thread, I have to say again that physically I feel pretty darn good. I just helped a friend move today and spent about 5 hours carrying boxes, and although tired, am really not having any soreness (we'll see tomorrow though!!)

My 1st pregnancy was a piece of cake, but last pregnancy I was a bit more uncomfortable (although still did pretty well) I think this pregnancy is easier than the last one-maybe because I'm so busy with the 2 kids?? Which I think is pretty good considering I'm 40 ! Normally by this point the birth center I'm using would have me coming in every 2 weeks, but sicne I've had no problems for 3 pregnancies now they are letting me come in 4 weeks. Then we'll see-maybe it will be 3 weeks next time, which helps because it's over an hour one way, and the kids get bored.

I am also having trouble working on my hypnibabies stuff-I did it before, but DH was home a lot more then. Now, he's gone most nights, and I have barely crakced it open. I keep telling myself I should remember most of it anyhow, right?? wink1.gif
post #9 of 30

I feel great too! I've been swimming and keeping really active and have been eating really well, honestly I don't even feel pregnant albeit when the baby kicks! I hardly even have a bump yet....

 

I've been having trouble with hypnobabies too, I was doing a home course and kind of made the decision to ditch it. I just wasn't feeling it, I plan on using a lot of the visualisation and breathing exercises during labour, but I think I'm going to move on to some other techniques.

post #10 of 30

I think I throw people for a loop when they say, "How are you feeling," and I have two little kids in tow and respond with an enthusiastic "GREAT!"  I really do feel great...9 weeks to go, I think others think I look huge, but honestly, the only time I feel huge is when trying to roll over in bed or sit up from laying down on my back.  Otherwise, baby is moving and a grooving and I'm one happy mama :)

 

post #11 of 30
I'm with you gals in the feeling great club! People at work keep asking me how I'm feeling and my answer is almost always somewhere from 'good' to 'awesome'. I guess that's not what they were expecting smile.gif

I worry about jinxing myself though! I've had no morning sickness, minor fatigue in 1st trimester, no complications, no swelling, no signs of pre-e and I even passed my GD test (which was a huge shock to me). The heartburn has been pretty annoying but I think that's pretty mild compared to what a lot of other women deal with. Most people aren't making the "You're huge!" comments to me because I'm overweight to start with so I think people are worried about saying anything in case I'm not actually pregnant and just gained weight ROTFLMAO.gif

Anyways, it seems like 10 weeks to go is both forever and also just around the corner. My mom and I are going to get crib, dresser and car seat this Thursday, so I think after that I'll feel "prepared". As prepared as I can possibly be considering this is our first smile.gif
post #12 of 30

I'm kind of secretly jealous of the ladies who get the "you're huge" comments.  I get the "Oh you barely show at all" even though I feel huge and My tummy is obviously pregnant... but especially in my work clothes it just looks like I've got heavier.
 

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. Most people aren't making the "You're huge!" comments to me because I'm overweight to start with so I think people are worried about saying anything in case I'm not actually pregnant and just gained weight ROTFLMAO.gif
 
post #13 of 30
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I'm kind of secretly jealous of the ladies who get the "you're huge" comments.  I get the "Oh you barely show at all" even though I feel huge and My tummy is obviously pregnant... but especially in my work clothes it just looks like I've got heavier.
 

Yes, mostly I get "you're carrying so small!" even though I measured big at my last appointment (though had an NST and it must have been a mismeasurement, everything is small to normal). I guess that the 'small' comments are related to the fact that I was pretty bog to begin with, and have gained less than 3 lbs total. I do really look smaller everywhere else (belly is getting pretty big, in my estimation, but it doesn't seem to really show. I'm still in my regular tops...)
 

 

post #14 of 30

Oh, and I feel pretty great too. Better now than I did a week or so ago. Tired again, though. Oh well. Comes with the territory I guess?

post #15 of 30
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Yes, mostly I get "you're carrying so small!" even though I measured big at my last appointment (though had an NST and it must have been a mismeasurement, everything is small to normal). I guess that the 'small' comments are related to the fact that I was pretty bog to begin with, and have gained less than 3 lbs total. I do really look smaller everywhere else (belly is getting pretty big, in my estimation, but it doesn't seem to really show. I'm still in my regular tops...)
 

 


Wow 3 lbs total? I'm so amazed at how different everyone looks and grows... I mean, well of course we all have unique bodies and whatnot! And I have a friend with the same due date as me and she looks like me over a month ago!

 

I'm really into guessing birth weight these days, trying to add up all the reasons the baby will weigh whatever weight. I've already read all my birth books... so I'm just filling time with random baby-related speculations!

 

 

post #16 of 30

Yeah, crazy right? I don't believe it myself! The NST results suggest that the baby now weighs about a pound more than I've gained. My belly is pretty big too. I'm not actually carrying small. I'm just losing weight. It's all coming off my limbs and face. I'm not dieting or anything! I even have two scoops of ice cream every night before bed! I have no idea why it's working out this way, but I'm not complaining. I started out MUCH heavier than I would like to be...

post #17 of 30
matte: I'm completely with you on that! While I did gain a bit more weight at my last checkup, until then I was only up 4 lbs (after being down 3-4 lbs earlier in the pregnancy. My clothes all fit looser everywhere except for across my belly. I can wear all of my pre-pregnancy tops provided that they're long enough to cover the belly. My thighs and hips fit my pants still, just my waistline doesn't!

I figure, my metabolism has actually decided to kick in (for once!) while I'm pregnant. It makes me wonder if my slow metabolism normally is due to hormone related issues that pregnancy has sorted out. Whatever the reason, considering how overweight I was in the first place (I started probably 80 lbs over my ideal weight) I'm eternally grateful I haven't packed on a huge amount of weight while pregnant. I don't think my body could have taken it.

Baby weight - I'm hoping for 7-8 lb range. DH and I were both in that range, so I can hope right? smile.gif
post #18 of 30

LivingSky:

Yes, I think something is happening with my metabolism. I mean, I know that something has happened, because I am much warmer than usual (and the weight gain situation, of course). I am also getting much better care / monitoring for my hypothyroidism than I ever have, which is likely also a contributing factor. In any case, I feel awkward talking about it, because it's not as if I've been actively DOING anything to manage my weight. However, I am pretty happy with how things are going. I feel good, I'm pretty active, and I don't have to get too many new clothes yet (got two pairs of mat jeans, a skirt, and a couple tanks though...). We'll see how this all goes in the final countdown...

post #19 of 30

My metabolism likes being pregnant too.  I've gained about 1 lb from the transfer day.  Though 10-15 right before that from the IVF meds, so I think things are evened out.  I don't think I'm carrying small at all, but I don't look huge...my bbs just look smaller the rounder my belly gets!  ;) 

 

I was comparing notes with my last pregnancy.  You'd think that a few years older and a few pounds heavier and things would be more difficult, but by now with DS I'd reduced my hours at work because the exhaustion and BH were so bad.  I had increasingly bad carpal tunnel.  Tons of cervical pressure.  Pain from an old scar stretching.  Pain from stretching in general.  Pretty bad hip/back pain from sleeping--I'd frequently move to the floor or couch.  (Though we had a cheap mattress that was over-due to be replaced.)  This time, no numb hands yet.  BH aren't bad most days.  I can still hike out to my car without wanting to stop and take a break.  No hip/back pain or stretching pain.  And most days, my energy levels are pretty darn good.  A little bit of cervical pressure since she flipped, but nothing like DS...constant dull ache.  Oh, and I'm only up to two wake-ups in the middle of the night! 

 

I am seriously counting my blessings!!!  (The weight pattern is about the same from DS.  Hold steady until third tri, then 1/2 lb week the last few weeks.)

 

I wish the first half of this pregnancy had been this uneventful!  It's awesome! 

 

Some of it is probably because I have a good mattress this time around, so I'm sleeping much better.    And I know I've got way less stress this time.  The most stressful thing for me is figuring out contingency child-care plans for DS.  Everything else is pretty much routine. 

 

 

(Now if you'd asked me a couple weeks ago if things felt great, I wouldn't have been so enthusiastic.  But this week, I feel terrific!)

post #20 of 30

I'm in the same boat... I've gained about 5-6lbs too. So at this rate I will weigh less than what I did when I started this whole pregnancy thing :) I still wear a lot of my prepregnancy clothes, as long as the pants don't have to button and the shirts are long enough. And I sit behind a desk all day so people only see me from like my chest on up, the don't see the belly.

 

 

 

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