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post #21 of 72

I read all of your updates, but am too tired (lazy?) to respond to each one.

Meredith - I see Moses Baskets every once in a while, I will keep a look out for you :)

 

post #22 of 72

 

Name: Jamie

Weeks/Days along: 9 weeks to the day

Appointments: Had my first ultrasound on Friday. Guess who was right about the conception date? Not fertilityfriend -- me! Tee hee. There was only a day of difference. Saw the heartbeat. See the midwives again in 4 weeks.

Symptoms: nausea, food seems yucky. tired. boobs from hell. bump or bloat? who's to say?

Food: uuuuuuhhhllll....yuck

Exercise: I'm supposed to go to the gym tomorrow. we'll see how that goes.

Body changes and other milestones: I want to think I've popped the last couple of days, but, well, I've also had terrible gas! I just want a real belly, instead of this lumpiness.

 

Thoughts: I'm wondering if you more experienced ladies have advice to offer about a couple of things. First -- acne. What can a preggo do? Is there a good mask or something that doesn't have salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide? Also -- clothes. Maternity clothes all seem geared toward the third trimester. My clothes don't fit and I don't want to buy a bunch of random stuff that won't fit in a couple of months. Is there anywhere that sells maternity clothes that look normal this early and have some room to grow?

 

post #23 of 72
Name: Sarah

Weeks/Days along: 9 weeks today!

Appointments: Next appointment is Oct. 26

Symptoms: Exhaustion, gagging/nausea

Food: Aversions are getting better, still not 100% back to normal though.

Exercise: Walking

Body changes and other milestones: I'm starting to show, but not enough for anyone else to notice.

Thoughts: Today at work a little boy (3) came up to me, put his hand on my belly and said, "Miss Sarah, you have a baby in there?" I'm still in shock about it. None of the other teachers know, so he didn't overhear anything. And I'm not showing enough for anyone to notice. They say kids have a sense about that kind of thing, and I believe it! It's funny because for the past few weeks a few of the kids have been touching my belly a lot, but none of them are verbal yet. I wonder if they know too!?
post #24 of 72

Reno-my experience has been that maternity clothes in any size look goofy.  But, usually they are large in the first trimester, reasonably cute in the second, and then by the third...nothing is covering that belly.  My advice is just to buy as you go, and get things that look cute at the time.  I find I am just so desperate for something that looks decent, I would far rather have the option of buying a shirt every other week, rather than getting my stash of clothes and just having to deal with them the whole time.  And, I'm really happy to be pg in the fall again...sweaters and hooded sweatshirts are my best friend.  Those can go a long way!

 

BubbleMa-How cool!  What did the other teachers say?

post #25 of 72

Jamie - I am struggling with the whole acne thing too.  I've had acne my whole life but it's definitely worse now with the hormones and now that I've had to stop using the benzoyl peroxide was and meds I was using. I asked my midwife about it too. She said to stop the benzoyl peroxide and try tea tree oil wash. So I'm going to head out to a health food store to find that.  I have been doing a mask of honey. I wash with  regular soap and then dry my face and put on honey for about 10 minutes or so. It definitely softens my skin and has put a halt to any new breakouts since I started. I did it last pregnancy too and it seemed to help.  

post #26 of 72
Thread Starter 

belly band, or these: http://www.ebay.com/itm/3-PACK-bella-tube-top-belly-band-maternity-nursing-/300550964224?pt=US_CSA_WC_Shirts_Tops&var=&hash=item8bb39a78b7

 

with regular pants unbuttoned.

 

 

And I have had pretty good luck with the gap/old navy pants like these: http://oldnavy.gap.com/browse/product.do?pid=855727&locale=en_US&kwid=1&sem=false&sdReferer=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.oldnavy.com%2Fproducts%2Fmaternity-clothes.jsp

 

I am currently enjoying a pair of old navy maternity yoga pants.  They are a bit big when not preggo, but don't look like maternity clothes. 

 

I hate the motherhood maternity store, and tend to go with old navy, gap, or even target has some cute liz lange stuff.  I am super petite, so find stuff that fits me is hard.  I think that is why I don't like motherhood..........

post #27 of 72
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Thoughts: I'm wondering if you more experienced ladies have advice to offer about a couple of things. First -- acne. What can a preggo do? Is there a good mask or something that doesn't have salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide? Also -- clothes. Maternity clothes all seem geared toward the third trimester. My clothes don't fit and I don't want to buy a bunch of random stuff that won't fit in a couple of months. Is there anywhere that sells maternity clothes that look normal this early and have some room to grow?

 


For acne the best trick really is wash, pat dry, moisturize and don't touch your face, which for me is the hardest part... Other than that, I have never found any product that works really well. Sorry. :( 

 

post #28 of 72

Welcome Preggo1! It's great that your due dates are so close. So exciting for the family :)

 

For "transition" clothes, I'm just buying loose button-down shirts and tunics (not meant for maternity). You can likely wear them throughout most (maybe not all) of your pregnancy, and they can be belted afterward if you still want to wear them non-pregnant. At least that's my plan for now.

 

Here are some examples:

 

http://www.hm.com/us/product/94124?article=94124-A

http://www.hm.com/us/product/92667?article=92667-A

 

I'm also getting a bella band and hoping it works for me. I don't need it yet, but I suspect I will in a few weeks.

 

Motherhood Maternity is a rip-off imo, the quality is pretty bad for the price (unless you get it on super-sale). This reminds me that I spent $80 on a turtleneck from A Pea in the Pod that I really need to return asap.

post #29 of 72
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Originally Posted by JynxGirl View Post

For acne the best trick really is wash, pat dry, moisturize and don't touch your face, which for me is the hardest part... Other than that, I have never found any product that works really well. Sorry. :( 

 



What I'm doing- sort of accidentally- is washing my face with baking soda and apple cider vinegar. I was my hair with about a tbsp of baking soda in 2 cups of water, or there abouts. Pour it over my head, rub around a bit, rinse. Apple cider vinegar- about 1/4 cup to 3 cups of water. I use half of it and pour it over my hair, squish around a bit, rinse. Instead of trying really hard to keep it out of my face because it's gross I'm letting some run on my face and then using my baking-soda/ vinegar covered hands and rubbing them over my face before I rinse off. That has actually helped a lot with my acne, which was getting pretty terrible for a little while.

post #30 of 72

Hi there,

 

I am finally deciding to post here after only lurking. I am pregnant with Number 2 :)

 

Weeks/Days along: 7weeks

Appointments: No appointments yet. I will wait a couple  more weeks, my midwife is ok with that. 

Symptoms: Nausea, but not yet as bad as with No. 1. Bloating, but probiotics help. Nothing is too bad, I hope the little bean is ok.

Food: Veggies, veggies, veggies.

Exercise: I walk and run, and really really want to keep it up this time around, even if I am tiiiiireeed.

Body changes and other milestones: The usual: bigger boops, less milk, nursing No.1 gets more and more painful. Bloating. No bump yet - heck, there is no reason to have a bump this early on, the uterus is still way down in the pelvic area.

 

 

RenoKirbyButtrs,

Dating ultrasounds are not terribly accurate, especially not within a number of days. One really should not put their mind onto a fixed due date - pregnancies have such a large variety regarding lengths. And it all depends on your stature, your race, if it is a first time baby, a singleton. Most 1st time mom's go 10days past their due date. I am a big advocate of due date range.

 

Regarding acne - I found washing my skin with honey really soothing. Also, maternity clothes are more for the second trimester, towards the end of the third, bellies are usually way bigger than fashion industry imagines. Right now belly bands, and an elastic looped through your pant button to make the waist wider, are the way to go, or elastic skirts. Also, don't forget, your bone structure will widen, and your hips will slowly open during the next couple weeks and months. Yoga pants are comfortable and jersey skirts. Just something wide and flowy is good this early on. If you buy maternity clothes now, you will just keep rebuying them every couple weeks. It's better to try to make things work that you have right now, or buy a handful of things a size bigger, you will needs this in the first weeks after birth.

post #31 of 72

The incredible nausea that I've been experiencing constantly for the past three weeks has forced me into the world of maternity clothes - I cannot stand to have anything tight on my waist. I have to say, I love Motherhood Maternity. I'm tall and big, a size 16 and their clothes fit me very well. And they have good sales. I haven't bought a single item at full price. Also, many of the items are transitional, with drawstrings and the like. I've also had success at GoodWill and St. Vincents, local second hand stores.

post #32 of 72
Yay! We made it through another week!
name: lightheartedmom

weeks/days: 7w4d!

Appointments: October 19...I'll be 9w5d, debating with myself about having an u/s. I usually want to pass, but previous miscarriages and not being sure they'll find the hb with Doppler...meh. Decisions decisions. Plus my mw will be all over me about dates.

Symptoms: persistent, unresponsive to all comfort-therapies, won't go away nausea from 3pm to 5am. Every day. Without fail. I would feel fine in the morning except if I don't eat or I eat the wrong thing or I wait too long to eat or drink too much water or not enough water...plus the nausea at night is so bad it keeps ms awake and my kids get up at 7:30 or 8am and being tired makes the nausea worse. Totally awesome. I keep telling myself "this is good! This is reassuring! Hormones are going up, baby is growing! This is good!" but yeah mostly I just want to lay around and whine abot wanting to sleep and/or barf. All the time. Still having lots of menstrual-y cramps but they're getting less persistent and I havent had any spotting so I'm not too worried. I remember my old ob telling ms when I was pg with DD2 that cramping like that was normal and to expect it to get worse in future pregnancies. Also...the smells. Omg the smells. I scrubbed out the fridge yesterday (with a mask!!) and I can STILL smell it when someone opens it - all the way in the bedroom!!

Food: it changes by the minute. I consistently dislike meat. It makes the nausea worse, especially ground turkey, which unfortunately we eat a lot of these days because it's cheap. I like eggs and hashbrowns and sliced sourdough that's been toasted in the skillet, not the toaster. One minute I think some food will make it all better and then by the time I get that food ready I can't look at it. So there's that.

Thoughts : glad to still be pregnant. Pretty sure this is a boy still but it would be totally funny to have another girl. Haven't told anyone yet besides two best friends. Not even the kids know and I really do want to tell them...but DD1 has a big mouth and will blab to everyone and their mother about it once we tell her. :-)

I have a hard time keeping up with these threads throughout the week but its nice to read what everyone else is going through.
And pregnova - suPer cool that your SIL is pregnant too! One of my best friends is due 4w before me and a mutual friend of both me and my BFF is pregnant and due a week after me. :-) it's nice having a pregnant buddy IRL. :-)
post #33 of 72
Yay, welcome to Preggo1!

Reno- I second the yoga pants. They are great for early pregnancy, super comfy, and postpartum. I pretty much only wore yoga pants for my whole last pregnancy. For shirts, try to find regular shirts that are long. Old Navy has cheap basic tees that you can order in Long sizes, they will keep you going until your belly is pretty big, and are great for postpartum also. American Apparel also tends to make their shirts long. Thrift stores are great when you don't want to spend a lot.

Gagged a bunch brushing my teeth this morning. Expecting full on nausea to hit any second now that I am at 6 weeks today.

Had some barely brown tinged discharge this morning, making me a little nervous.
post #34 of 72

Thanks, Onemoreontheway! I keep searching with no luck. Buying one new is just so pricey, especially considering baby will outgrow it pretty quickly. 
 

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I read all of your updates, but am too tired (lazy?) to respond to each one.

Meredith - I see Moses Baskets every once in a while, I will keep a look out for you :)

 


 

 

Bubblema, this is so neat!! It is amazing how little ones can sense things. My 3 year old asked me when I was just a few weeks -- how do they know???
 

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Thoughts: Today at work a little boy (3) came up to me, put his hand on my belly and said, "Miss Sarah, you have a baby in there?" I'm still in shock about it. None of the other teachers know, so he didn't overhear anything. And I'm not showing enough for anyone to notice. They say kids have a sense about that kind of thing, and I believe it! It's funny because for the past few weeks a few of the kids have been touching my belly a lot, but none of them are verbal yet. I wonder if they know too!?


 

Astraia, you wash your hair with apple cider vinegar? Did I read that right? Does it smell like vinegar once you're done? I am willing to try absolutely anything that won't hurt the baby and will get rid of this terrible acne! I just don't know if I could stomach the strong smell of apple cider vinegar with my sensitive nose and queasy tummy. I was using tea tree oil but I had to stop because of the smell. 


 

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Originally Posted by Astraia View Post

What I'm doing- sort of accidentally- is washing my face with baking soda and apple cider vinegar. I was my hair with about a tbsp of baking soda in 2 cups of water, or there abouts. Pour it over my head, rub around a bit, rinse. Apple cider vinegar- about 1/4 cup to 3 cups of water. I use half of it and pour it over my hair, squish around a bit, rinse. Instead of trying really hard to keep it out of my face because it's gross I'm letting some run on my face and then using my baking-soda/ vinegar covered hands and rubbing them over my face before I rinse off. That has actually helped a lot with my acne, which was getting pretty terrible for a little while.

 

 


 

 

post #35 of 72
BubbleMa- when I was pregnant with DD2 and DD1 was probably 10 months old, I was showing but hadn't actually explained to her that I was having another baby. One day we were reading a book about babies and she pointed at the baby in the book and said "Baby." Then she pointed to my belly and said "Baby?" I have no idea how she knew at such a young age. Shortly thereafter we went to an ultrasound and the technician was trying everything to get DD2 to wake up (she was a very chill fetus), and DD1 looked at the screen at happily yelled "Baby!" At which point DD2 started bouncing around like crazy!

Still makes me smile many years later. Since this baby will have about the same age difference from DD3 as between my first two, I am really looking forward to seeing stuff like this again. I keep thinking about when DD2 was born, DD1 was at the hospital with us, running up and down the halls all night yelling baby and popping into other people's rooms to look at their babies, and when DD2 was finally born she came over to the bed, leaned right over, kissed her on the forehead, then opened her mouth and looked inside, haha.

It's truly amazing how much love wee ones have for each other!
post #36 of 72
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Originally Posted by Just1More View Post
BubbleMa-How cool!  What did the other teachers say?


No one heard it.  We were outside on the playground.  I thought he might out me today, but he didn't. :)

 



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BubbleMa- when I was pregnant with DD2 and DD1 was probably 10 months old, I was showing but hadn't actually explained to her that I was having another baby. One day we were reading a book about babies and she pointed at the baby in the book and said "Baby." Then she pointed to my belly and said "Baby?" I have no idea how she knew at such a young age. Shortly thereafter we went to an ultrasound and the technician was trying everything to get DD2 to wake up (she was a very chill fetus), and DD1 looked at the screen at happily yelled "Baby!" At which point DD2 started bouncing around like crazy!
Still makes me smile many years later. Since this baby will have about the same age difference from DD3 as between my first two, I am really looking forward to seeing stuff like this again. I keep thinking about when DD2 was born, DD1 was at the hospital with us, running up and down the halls all night yelling baby and popping into other people's rooms to look at their babies, and when DD2 was finally born she came over to the bed, leaned right over, kissed her on the forehead, then opened her mouth and looked inside, haha.
It's truly amazing how much love wee ones have for each other!


It just blows my mind!  I wonder how they know.  Do they just sense it?  Do they see something?  It's so fascinating to me.

 

post #37 of 72
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Astraia, you wash your hair with apple cider vinegar? Did I read that right? Does it smell like vinegar once you're done? I am willing to try absolutely anything that won't hurt the baby and will get rid of this terrible acne! I just don't know if I could stomach the strong smell of apple cider vinegar with my sensitive nose and queasy tummy. I was using tea tree oil but I had to stop because of the smell. 


I do. And I actually totally love it. I've been using a lot of all-natural, eco-friendly shampoos and having terrible luck- super expensive, caused a lot of breakage or oil problems, etc, so I finally tried it. My hair is super soft and shiny, I don't have problems with greasy feelings or itchiness. It's super cheap, portable, easy, you can find it anywhere, etc.... I started with lemon juice because I was nervous about the smell, but you use it pretty diluted and rinse thoroughly after. I can't detect a smell and I've had a couple of friends and coworkers smell my hair (is that weird?) and they can't smell it either. You can definitely smell it while applying it but there shouldn't be a lingering scent. 

 

If you're curious about baking soda and vinegar for your hair, I'm sure there's a thread on it in Mothering somewhere- just look up "no poo" :P

 

post #38 of 72
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I do. And I actually totally love it. I've been using a lot of all-natural, eco-friendly shampoos and having terrible luck- super expensive, caused a lot of breakage or oil problems, etc, so I finally tried it. My hair is super soft and shiny, I don't have problems with greasy feelings or itchiness. It's super cheap, portable, easy, you can find it anywhere, etc.... I started with lemon juice because I was nervous about the smell, but you use it pretty diluted and rinse thoroughly after. I can't detect a smell and I've had a couple of friends and coworkers smell my hair (is that weird?) and they can't smell it either. You can definitely smell it while applying it but there shouldn't be a lingering scent. 

 

If you're curious about baking soda and vinegar for your hair, I'm sure there's a thread on it in Mothering somewhere- just look up "no poo" :P

 


I have tried this, too and it works really well!  I use it on my daughter, too since I can't stand what they put in "baby shampoos," why do they put carcinogen in baby shampoo?! She has super long hair.... my boys like shampoo so I get the more expensive stuff for them, but it is really lovely on my daughter's hair.  We call it our secrete potion, and I pretend that the baking soda is  "magical fairy dust" dust.gif

 

I do alternate with shampoo, but overall like the no pooh! 

 

post #39 of 72

Well, this is new. I still have bouts of nausea, and aversions/cravings as before, but now when I'm not nauseous, I'm super hungry. This has been happening for a few days now. The combination of craving junk and being hungry a lot doesn't feel too great.

post #40 of 72

 

Name: Katey

 

Weeks/Days along: 7 weeks 5 days

 

Appointments: I had my first appointment on September 26th, and don't go back in until October 28th.  We'll listen for the heartbeat then, but won't have the first u/s until 20 weeks.

 

Symptoms:  Just this week my nausea has been letting up a little bit after being pretty persistent for two weeks.  My breasts have become a lot more sore this week though.  I was also super bloated, but that has let up a bit.

 

Food: What I want changes so quickly, it is difficult to grocery shop.  I do know that for the most part if I'm hungry and don't know what to eat, yogurt or cottage cheese will pretty much do the trick.  Last Thursday I was late heading out of the office to find lunch and almost started crying because I couldn't think of what to eat.  I went to the grocery store and bought: Organic toaster pastries (because I really wanted pop tarts), yogurt, granola, and rice cakes.  So that has helped me at work a lot.  I almost broke down on Sunday because I wasn't feeling well and knew I needed to eat, but couldn't think of what to eat.  My husband suggested a PB&J and a glass of milk - perfect!  He made me a heart shaped sandwich, what a great husband!

 

Exercise: Walking about 45 minutes or so 3-4 times a week.  Wii Fit on some other days for at least 30 minutes.  Though a few days I'm not able to do a thing and completely blow off any exercise.

 

Body changes and other milestones: My breasts are getting bitter.  Thanks to the bloating letting up, my stomach is actually looking smaller than the past two weeks.  Now I'm looking forward to it growing a bump!

 

Thoughts: This is my first pregnancy and it still doesn't seem real a lot of the time.  My husband walks up to me sometimes and exclaims, "There is a baby in you!"  We talk about the baby all the time, and we've told our immediate family, but we can't wait to share the news with everyone else.  We just got married in the end of August, and all those weeks up to the wedding flew by - now they're passing with the slowest crawl!

 

 

 

Preggo1 and Pregnova, how exciting for you both!  I know my sister in law and brother have been talking about trying for #2 - my nephew will be 2 in January - so I'm hoping that they'll announce sometime soon and we can be pregnant together!

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