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Weekly Chat October 16-22... turning into pumpkins :)

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Name:

Weeks/Days along:

Appointments:

Symptoms:

Food:

Exercise:

Body changes and other milestones:

Thoughts:

 

 

I am starting to feel a bit like the pumpkins I am seeing everywhere! 

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Name:  Katie

Weeks/Days along:  10w0d

Appointments:  One with the midwife on November 1st

Symptoms:  Less tired and nauseous over all, but still random bouts of it here and there.

Food:  Strong cravings when I get them. I have been eating lots of jalapeno poppers and ice cream!

Exercise:  Still too tired and afraid to do much with my back still feeling a bit off.  

Body changes and other milestones:  Belly is getting bigger.  I switched to some maternity pants this week.

Thoughts:  I'm gettign more and more nervous as my 12 week appointment approaches. I'm so afraid I'll go and there won't be a heartbeat.  I found these quotes online for women who are pregnant after a pregnancy loss and it is helping me:

 

 

  1. “Today I am pregnant and I love my baby.”
  2. “I am pregnant until someone tells me otherwise.”
  3. “My past does not dictate my future. A previous miscarriage does not mean I will have another miscarriage.”
  4. “Just because a friend/relative is having a miscarriage, does not mean that it will happen to me.” Miscarriage and pregnancy complications are not contagious, only fear and stress are.
  5. “Hope does not make bad things happen.” You cannot “jinx” your pregnancy by getting excited or telling someone. Live in the positive.
  6. This is the hardest: “There is nothing I can do to prevent a miscarriage from happening.” Worrying yourself sick doesn’t prevent a miscarriage. “And if (God forbid) it were to happen again, I know I will survive.”
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Name: Gwen

Weeks/Days along: 11 weeks tomorrow

Appointments: Still none scheduled. Probably should make a decision soon

Symptoms: Still nauseous, heaving and sometimes puking. Now I start to feel hungry and nauseous at the same time. After I eat, I get ~ 20 minutes before the nausea returns. Lots of fatigue. Last night I woke up with horrible, stabbing round ligament pain from turning in my sleep.

Food: Still have food aversions more than craving. I can't wait until I can tolerate chicken again. I can't wait until I want to eat the healthy stuff again. I still mostly want to eat cheese or things with cheese.

Exercise: None.

Body changes and other milestones: A lot of the bloat went away so I don't look as big as I did. I feel like my upper belly is firmer and more distended than my lower belly (where the baby should be!). I can't find my fundus. I'm not worried, I just think I suck at it. 

Thoughts: Been feeling pretty emotional this last week. My hubby was out of town, so I was on my own for most of the time. I rarely ever feel down and depressed so I know it's pregnancy related, but several times this week I just wanted to run away or give up. I'm so tired of being tired and sick and eating like crap. My husband doesn't cook so if I can't bring myself to cook, we eat crap. I know it's wearing on all of us. I envied my husband his work trip because at least he got evenings alone in his hotel room with ZERO responsibilities. I can't even remember the last time I had zero responsibilities. I want a vacation from my life. Now that he's back, he starts school again tonight. Every Monday and Thursday he'll be gone until 9:30-10. I know it's important to his career plans, and his career is what is supporting us. That doesn't make those days any less hard.

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Name: Lindsay

Weeks/Days along: 10 Weeks today!!!

Appointments: I have an Ultrasound booked for 3:30 TODAY! My Dr's office was awesome- they were like, "do you wanna see the baby"... I have only had u/s with my other two before 20 weeks because of spotting! Please say a prayer or send some good vibes that all is well at the u/s.

Symptoms: Back ache and still quite tired (like many of you- two other kids at home means very little resting) almost no nausea or cravings or aversions.

Food: We went a little crazy buying groceries this week. DH is off for the next week and we have planned wonderful suppers for almost every night. I am looking forward to good, home made food. I had burger king this week and it was the second time this pregnancy and it made me run to the toilet with the runs (sorry- TMI) so I don't think I can handle fast food...

Exercise: hahahahahahaha

Body changes and other milestones: I look VERY pregnant... maybe it's twins... we will know today... and my skin is really clearing up. I am loving the egg masks and honey, cinnamon, nutmeg mask/scrub.

Thoughts: Everyone is getting pretty excited now, even my parents who were NOT OK when we first told them. We announced it to my extended family on my mom's side at brunch yesterday and everyone was thrilled. All I can think about is seeing a healthy baby and heartbeat at the u/s this afternoon... I want to see my little bean. I am so excited!!!!

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manamakeri - I can't find my fundus either.  I need to have my midwife show me how to feel it at my next appointment.

 

Linnie3 - How exciting about your u/s today.  I had mine at 10 weeks too.  it's amazing how developed the baby is already.

 

As for me:

 

Weeks/Days along: 11 weeks 5 days

Appointments:  in 2 weeks on 11/2.  Today going to get an adjustment for my back and hips. They've not been liking pregnancy.

Symptoms:  M/S is slowly getting better.  Still have nausea off and on but I haven't been puking as much and I can go longer without eating now.  :-)  Having more headaches, backaches and ligament pain.  Sciatica is starting already off and on.  :-(

Food:  Still feeling picky, not easy finding stuff I feel like eating.

Exercise:  Nope.  Thinking of getting a treadmill soon, hoping that with my m/s starting to subside hopefully energy will increase as I get into the 2nd trimester, and I will have enough energy to exercise.

Body changes and other milestones:  Funny how my belly size goes up and down depending on the day.  Some days I feel huge, like I look 4 months preggo and others I can hide it pretty well still.  Just look like the normal poochy mom tummy. lol  A few people know at church but I haven't had people walk up asking me if I'm pregnant yet so I must not look as huge as I feel...probably making them wonder but not sure enough to ask.

Thoughts:  I've had 2 dreams that I had a baby girl.  But my m/s is not nearly as bad as with my girls so I'm still thinking boy, but who knows?  I've been so moody lately.  Seem to get annoyed too easily and it's driving me nuts.  Been fighting off a sinus thing for a week now.  It's worn me out.

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Callie-I had two m/c before my first, and the waiting is just so.so.so hard.  It sounds like you are doing awesome keeping your spirits up.  You're almost past the scary part.  You can do this.

 

Gwen-I feel your pain.  My dh travels a lot for work, and I'm on my own.  I have 4, ages 6 and under, and my one year old doesn't sleep.  Yesterday she took a 10 minute nap, and still didn't go to bed until after 9.  And was up 4 or 5 times (which is less than usual for her.)  And then everyone else gets up at 6 or 7.  And, right now, we're at a hotel with dh, and he's getting up everyday at 3, and trying his hardest to be quiet so he doesn't wake up the rest of us.  Blah.  I love him, and I love being here with him.  But I do not like being so tense with the older kids because the baby so stresses me out.  I'm going to put them all in the car in a few minutes and see if I can get her to fall asleep in there.  She really, really needs a nap.  I am looking forward to being home.  I think her problem is that we've been traveling and/or had company since she was born.  I think she just needs a more predictable life. 

 

Lindsay-oooo!  I do mostly a up (but not uc).  I am okay with not having an u/s, but it is so fun to see the baby!  It's one of the things I miss.  Have fun!

 

Weeks- almost 10

 

Appointments- probably should decide which midwife I'm going to use and send an email. 

 

Symptoms- pretty mild.  I'm not hungry, and I feel sick late evening or if I don't eat.  My back is getting messed up again, and I'm looking forward to going to the chiro when I get home.  My heart racing thing is driving me bazerk, but if I am careful to take my vitamins (especially iron) and not get exhausted, hot, or dehydrated, it doesn't happen.  I'm still going to go be sure there's not an underlying issue going on, though.  I've had issues with it since I was about 18.  I really think it's a low blood pressure problem, and not a heart problem.  But, why do I have low blood pressure? 

 

Food-I'm not hungry much, and I really only want to eat stuff I don't have to think about.  I want raw almonds, baby carrots, grapes, and apple slices.  I want little bits of raw fruit and vegetables all day.  Junk food doesn't sound good at all, and when I eat it, it just makes me sick.

 

Exercise-Again, I'm traveling, and I can't when my heart is acting wierd.  I'm looking forward to being home for that, too.  Getting back into routine, and getting rested up.

 

Body Changes-not much.  I look pg if I wear maternity clothes, but I can still wear my other stuff without much issue.  I think it's because I hadn't gotten back to my smaller stuff from my last pg, so the room there that was still my forgiveness still is.

 

Thoughts-I'm pretty certain this baby is a boy.  I'm just oddly obsessed by it, like, of course, it isn't anything else.  I was right for my first 3, but then I kind of wanted a boy last time, and it threw me off.  I said the whole time, though, that I wouldn't be surprised if it was a girl.  When she was born, I just scooped her up.  She was exactly who I had been expecting.  It was a strange feeling.  Anyway, this time the boy feeling is so strong.  I had other things to say, but the kids are now running in circles singing "Dinah Won't You Blow Your Horn", and it totally blew my concentration.  Oh!  I guess one thing is that I have been surprised at how much of my previous pregnancy blahs have been from a need of vitamins/sleep, and not truly pg related.  I think.  Then again, my boy pregnancy was much easier, so maybe it's just a boy?  9 months is such a long time to wait! lol.

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Linnie - excited for your ultrasound!!  I have an appointment today too, but we already had an u/s so I don't think we will get another one :P  Have fun!!!  And if you look so pregnant you should really share with us in the belly thread so those of us who just look fat can live vicariously through you LOL.

 

manamakeri- you sound like me, very whiny!  I totally get it!!  This sucks!

 

Weeks/Days along: 10 weeks today!

Appointments:  TODAY is my second doctor appointment :)  Not sure what to expect, but doubt we will get another u/s, so probably a pretty boring appointment really :)

Symptoms:  Every day has been the worst until yesterday... yesterday I was totally OK, not great, but better, until about 7pm and then I got hit hard with nausea and took my medicine.  I hadn't taken medicine ALL DAY and I actually made dinner last night which I never do now because I can't handle standing that long without getting sick.  I was so proud!  I was way exhausted at the end of dinner and had to sit some but I got through it and it was a great day until the end!  I am hoping this is the beginning of the end of this sickness!!  It is 10:15 and today is feeling the same, I haven't taken any medicine yet today either!!  Please pray for me, as I have a trip to go on on thursday so this is great timing for this to clear up!!!

Food:  Picky but I can find things to eat.  Scared about finding things on my trip...

Exercise:  nope.

Body changes and other milestones:  I wear maternity clothes as my belly can't handle any pressure but I don't really look pregnant.  I wish I did!  I am wearing full on maternity gear on my trip so people think I am pregnant and not just fat!  I hope the cute maternity shirts help lol.

Thoughts:  So I leave on Thursday to go to Atlanta which is a long trip for me (I live in Oregon).  I am SUPER SCARED about the flights as I get bad motion sickness and I can't take my dramamine.  I am going to be taking all my ginger stuff and some candies and just do the best I can.. but I am terrified.  As my symptoms started easing up yesterday I am hopeful by Thursday I will be feeling better because this will be a rough weekend, it is a business trip and I can't really lay around all day there like I am used to doing here!  I get back monday.. and by then I will be 11 weeks along!  Very exciting.. we are getting close to the second trimester ladies!!!

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Name: Sarah

Weeks/Days along: 11 weeks today

Appointments: Oct. 26th

Symptoms: sore boobs, exhausted, queasiness, crabbiness, extreme sense of smell.  Between DD's and the dog's farts and breath I'm convinced they're trying to kill me.  It's awful.

Food: I can eat most things now

Exercise: Walking when I can

Body changes and other milestones: Boobs are still growing, belly growing.  I'm going to have to buy new jeans and bras really soon!

Thoughts:  Stressing about money a little bit this month.  We had an unexpected bill a while back, and it's catching up to us now.  :(  Everything should be fine next week, when SO gets paid for the job he just did in Hawaii, but I *hate* not having money.  It's probably the only thing that really stresses me out.  We haven't even paid the rent yet.  :(  I'm going to have to ask my mom to borrow some money for a week...and that stresses me out even more because then I have turn around and tell her I'm pregnant.  And she's soooo judgemental.  Ugh.

 

In happier news...I'm starting to feel like the baby is a boy.  I don't know if it's just SO's influence or really intuition.  SO always refers to the baby as "he" "our son", etc. and has since before I even got pg.  lol  So who knows.

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Linnie - excited for your ultrasound!!  I have an appointment today too, but we already had an u/s so I don't think we will get another one :P  Have fun!!!  And if you look so pregnant you should really share with us in the belly thread so those of us who just look fat can live vicariously through you LOL.

 

manamakeri- you sound like me, very whiny!  I totally get it!!  This sucks!

 

Weeks/Days along: 10 weeks today!

Appointments:  TODAY is my second doctor appointment :)  Not sure what to expect, but doubt we will get another u/s, so probably a pretty boring appointment really :)

Symptoms:  Every day has been the worst until yesterday... yesterday I was totally OK, not great, but better, until about 7pm and then I got hit hard with nausea and took my medicine.  I hadn't taken medicine ALL DAY and I actually made dinner last night which I never do now because I can't handle standing that long without getting sick.  I was so proud!  I was way exhausted at the end of dinner and had to sit some but I got through it and it was a great day until the end!  I am hoping this is the beginning of the end of this sickness!!  It is 10:15 and today is feeling the same, I haven't taken any medicine yet today either!!  Please pray for me, as I have a trip to go on on thursday so this is great timing for this to clear up!!!

Food:  Picky but I can find things to eat.  Scared about finding things on my trip...

Exercise:  nope.

Body changes and other milestones:  I wear maternity clothes as my belly can't handle any pressure but I don't really look pregnant.  I wish I did!  I am wearing full on maternity gear on my trip so people think I am pregnant and not just fat!  I hope the cute maternity shirts help lol.

Thoughts:  So I leave on Thursday to go to Atlanta which is a long trip for me (I live in Oregon).  I am SUPER SCARED about the flights as I get bad motion sickness and I can't take my dramamine.  I am going to be taking all my ginger stuff and some candies and just do the best I can.. but I am terrified.  As my symptoms started easing up yesterday I am hopeful by Thursday I will be feeling better because this will be a rough weekend, it is a business trip and I can't really lay around all day there like I am used to doing here!  I get back monday.. and by then I will be 11 weeks along!  Very exciting.. we are getting close to the second trimester ladies!!!




What part of Atlanta will you be in?  Maybe you, me, and Meredith could get together at some point. :)

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What part of Atlanta will you be in?  Maybe you, me, and Meredith could get together at some point. :)



Hmmm.. well it is a really PACKED trip unfortunately.  The only free time I may have is Thursday evening.  I get into town at about 4:15pm and I am staying at the Marriott downtown, if that makes sense?  I don't have transportation, so you guys would have to come to me, lol.  But that is the only day I have free.  It would be fun to meet you two, but no worries if it doesn't work out.. my schedule sucks!  I am there thursday through monday and friday, saturday, sunday are completely packed so no free time for anything else.

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manamakeri - I can't find my fundus either, I'm like is this muscle or fundus. I don't know.

Linnie- good luck with the ultrasound. So exciting!

 

Name: Shannon

Weeks/Days along: 11 weeks

Appointments: Another one next week already!

Symptoms: Less of the bitchy going on. 

Food: Been eating pretty good. No nausea for the last few weeks. Bad fast food cravings and good healthy ones too.

Exercise: Been walking 1-2 miles a day.

Body changes and other milestones: Definitely have a little pooch going, but still wearing normal clothes, I need to transition into larger shirts soon, everything is too snug. Pants are still good though :) 

Thoughts: Whoa can't believe how quickly time is passing so far. So happy to be done with yucky 1st trimester stuff - crazy mood swings seem to be gone, at least for the last week, no more nausea and my energy is back!!! I've told family I'm pregnant but not lots of friends yet, With some people it feels like I don't know how to even say it (some people at work) , "like hey guess what I gotta baby in there!" Not telling people at work has been good, bc I'm not ready for all the idotic comments that follow. 

 

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Manamakeri & Shasta, I can’t find my fundus either! I thought I might have felt it the other day but it seemed very low, so maybe that wasn’t it. Or maybe there is just too much extra padding on top for me to feel it haha!

 

Callie, I just love those quotes – its good to think positively!

Linnie!! I can’t wait for an update about your ultrasound! Sending positive vibes! And funny you mentioned that mask – I am currently letting my egg white mask dry on my face. Unfortunately my skin still looks terrible, but I’m hoping it will get better soon.

 

Just1More, wow I wish I craved fruits and veggies too! I know what you mean about just having a feeling about the gender—I really really think this one is a girl.  It is going to be hard to wait until the birth to find out – I’ve always found out before, but DH wants this one to be a  surprise.

 

Janelle, I hope this is the beginning of the end of sickness for you too! You’re coming to Atlanta?! We should meet for lunch! Sarah too! We could totally drive to you and hang out around Atlantic Station or something.  

 

Shannon, I am impressed with your exercise during the 1st trimester!

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Name: Meredith

Weeks/Days along: 10

Appointments: The next one is the 24th

Symptoms: some continued food aversions, acne,  & complete exhaustion!

Food: I want cheese. And snack foods. 

Exercise: nope

Body changes and other milestones: Bigger belly, maybe my boobs are a smidge bigger, but not enough to need new bras. My hair is NOT looking lovely like pregnant hair is supposed to. It actually seems to be falling out/breaking off more than before! Ugh. I got a trim and some new conditioner so hopefully that will help. I look so ugly these days. 

Thoughts: I am so happy to be 10 weeks today!! 1/4 of the way done biggrinbounce.gif and another week closer to the 2nd trimester! 

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Baby #3 close up.jpg

 

Here is our little bean at exactly 10 weeks!!! The baby was moving and kicking and flipping like crazy- it was awesome to see!!!


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Woo Hoo!! Linnie, that is great news!

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Awww Linnie!  He's adorable! 

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Thoughts:  Stressing about money a little bit this month.  We had an unexpected bill a while back, and it's catching up to us now.  :(  Everything should be fine next week, when SO gets paid for the job he just did in Hawaii, but I *hate* not having money.  It's probably the only thing that really stresses me out.  We haven't even paid the rent yet.  :(  I'm going to have to ask my mom to borrow some money for a week...and that stresses me out even more because then I have turn around and tell her I'm pregnant.  And she's soooo judgemental.  Ugh.

 

In happier news...I'm starting to feel like the baby is a boy.  I don't know if it's just SO's influence or really intuition.  SO always refers to the baby as "he" "our son", etc. and has since before I even got pg.  lol  So who knows.



Sarah, I totally get this!  I am self-employed contract worker and sometimes my income varries widely!  It is so stressful.  And people are so judgmental about it--you know, like you had total control over the world and yet you chose to be without money!  Not that I wish ill will on anyone, but having a little money trouble is humbling and eye opening.  Good luck with telling your mom.  I don't know when I will tell my folks...

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  1. “Today I am pregnant and I love my baby.”
  2. “I am pregnant until someone tells me otherwise.”
  3. “My past does not dictate my future. A previous miscarriage does not mean I will have another miscarriage.”
  4. “Just because a friend/relative is having a miscarriage, does not mean that it will happen to me.” Miscarriage and pregnancy complications are not contagious, only fear and stress are.
  5. “Hope does not make bad things happen.” You cannot “jinx” your pregnancy by getting excited or telling someone. Live in the positive.
  6. This is the hardest: “There is nothing I can do to prevent a miscarriage from happening.” Worrying yourself sick doesn’t prevent a miscarriage. “And if (God forbid) it were to happen again, I know I will survive.”


these are great!  Try not to stress, mama. I know it is hard after a loss. 

 



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Thoughts: Been feeling pretty emotional this last week.


Gwen, I'm a totaly emotional basketcase, too.  I want a vacation, too!  Just a night to veg..... and eat. :)

 



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Food: We went a little crazy buying groceries this week. DH is off for the next week and we have planned wonderful suppers for almost every night. I am looking forward to good, home made food. I had burger king this week and it was the second time this pregnancy and it made me run to the toilet with the runs (sorry- TMI) so I don't think I can handle fast food...


Thoughts: Everyone is getting pretty excited now, even my parents who were NOT OK when we first told them. We announced it to my extended family on my mom's side at brunch yesterday and everyone was thrilled. All I can think about is seeing a healthy baby and heartbeat at the u/s this afternoon... I want to see my little bean. I am so excited!!!!



 

I'm so happy that your family is excited!  And yummy home made food!  We are total foodies and making food is so exciting.  Well, eating it is good, too! 
 

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Appointments:  in 2 weeks on 11/2.  Today going to get an adjustment for my back and hips. They've not been liking pregnancy.

Symptoms:  M/S is slowly getting better.  Still have nausea off and on but I haven't been puking as much and I can go longer without eating now.  :-)  Having more headaches, backaches and ligament pain.  Sciatica is starting already off and on.  :-(

Food:  Still feeling picky, not easy finding stuff I feel like eating.

Exercise:  Nope.  Thinking of getting a treadmill soon, hoping that with my m/s starting to subside hopefully energy will increase as I get into the 2nd trimester, and I will have enough energy to exercise.

Body changes and other milestones:  Funny how my belly size goes up and down depending on the day.  Some days I feel huge, like I look 4 months preggo and others I can hide it pretty well still.  Just look like the normal poochy mom tummy. lol  A few people know at church but I haven't had people walk up asking me if I'm pregnant yet so I must not look as huge as I feel...probably making them wonder but not sure enough to ask.

Thoughts:  I've had 2 dreams that I had a baby girl.  But my m/s is not nearly as bad as with my girls so I'm still thinking boy, but who knows?  I've been so moody lately.  Seem to get annoyed too easily and it's driving me nuts.  Been fighting off a sinus thing for a week now.  It's worn me out.

I just started getting ligament pain, too!  Thank goodness for chiro!!!!! Hope the sinus thing gets better.  My DH has that right now and it is horrible. 
 

 



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Symptoms- pretty mild.  I'm not hungry, and I feel sick late evening or if I don't eat.  My back is getting messed up again, and I'm looking forward to going to the chiro when I get home.  My heart racing thing is driving me bazerk, but if I am careful to take my vitamins (especially iron) and not get exhausted, hot, or dehydrated, it doesn't happen.  I'm still going to go be sure there's not an underlying issue going on, though.  I've had issues with it since I was about 18.  I really think it's a low blood pressure problem, and not a heart problem.  But, why do I have low blood pressure? 

 

Food-I'm not hungry much, and I really only want to eat stuff I don't have to think about.  I want raw almonds, baby carrots, grapes, and apple slices.  I want little bits of raw fruit and vegetables all day.  Junk food doesn't sound good at all, and when I eat it, it just makes me sick.

 

Exercise-Again, I'm traveling, and I can't when my heart is acting wierd.  I'm looking forward to being home for that, too.  Getting back into routine, and getting rested up.

 

Body Changes-not much.  I look pg if I wear maternity clothes, but I can still wear my other stuff without much issue.  I think it's because I hadn't gotten back to my smaller stuff from my last pg, so the room there that was still my forgiveness still is.

 

Thoughts-I'm pretty certain this baby is a boy.  I'm just oddly obsessed by it, like, of course, it isn't anything else.  I was right for my first 3, but then I kind of wanted a boy last time, and it threw me off.  I said the whole time, though, that I wouldn't be surprised if it was a girl.  When she was born, I just scooped her up.  She was exactly who I had been expecting.  It was a strange feeling.  Anyway, this time the boy feeling is so strong.  I had other things to say, but the kids are now running in circles singing "Dinah Won't You Blow Your Horn", and it totally blew my concentration.  Oh!  I guess one thing is that I have been surprised at how much of my previous pregnancy blahs have been from a need of vitamins/sleep, and not truly pg related.  I think.  Then again, my boy pregnancy was much easier, so maybe it's just a boy?  9 months is such a long time to wait! lol.


I hope your heart is okay!  Take it easy, mama!

 



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Linnie - excited for your ultrasound!!  I have an appointment today too, but we already had an u/s so I don't think we will get another one :P  Have fun!!!  And if you look so pregnant you should really share with us in the belly thread so those of us who just look fat can live vicariously through you LOL.

 

manamakeri- you sound like me, very whiny!  I totally get it!!  This sucks!

 

Weeks/Days along: 10 weeks today!

Appointments:  TODAY is my second doctor appointment :)  Not sure what to expect, but doubt we will get another u/s, so probably a pretty boring appointment really :)

Symptoms:  Every day has been the worst until yesterday... yesterday I was totally OK, not great, but better, until about 7pm and then I got hit hard with nausea and took my medicine.  I hadn't taken medicine ALL DAY and I actually made dinner last night which I never do now because I can't handle standing that long without getting sick.  I was so proud!  I was way exhausted at the end of dinner and had to sit some but I got through it and it was a great day until the end!  I am hoping this is the beginning of the end of this sickness!!  It is 10:15 and today is feeling the same, I haven't taken any medicine yet today either!!  Please pray for me, as I have a trip to go on on thursday so this is great timing for this to clear up!!!

Food:  Picky but I can find things to eat.  Scared about finding things on my trip...

Exercise:  nope.

Body changes and other milestones:  I wear maternity clothes as my belly can't handle any pressure but I don't really look pregnant.  I wish I did!  I am wearing full on maternity gear on my trip so people think I am pregnant and not just fat!  I hope the cute maternity shirts help lol.

Thoughts:  So I leave on Thursday to go to Atlanta which is a long trip for me (I live in Oregon).  I am SUPER SCARED about the flights as I get bad motion sickness and I can't take my dramamine.  I am going to be taking all my ginger stuff and some candies and just do the best I can.. but I am terrified.  As my symptoms started easing up yesterday I am hopeful by Thursday I will be feeling better because this will be a rough weekend, it is a business trip and I can't really lay around all day there like I am used to doing here!  I get back monday.. and by then I will be 11 weeks along!  Very exciting.. we are getting close to the second trimester ladies!!!


travel safe, and have fun! try to get rest...

 



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manamakeri - I can't find my fundus either, I'm like is this muscle or fundus. I don't know.

Linnie- good luck with the ultrasound. So exciting!

 

Name: Shannon

Weeks/Days along: 11 weeks

Appointments: Another one next week already!

Symptoms: Less of the bitchy going on. 

Food: Been eating pretty good. No nausea for the last few weeks. Bad fast food cravings and good healthy ones too.

Exercise: Been walking 1-2 miles a day.

Body changes and other milestones: Definitely have a little pooch going, but still wearing normal clothes, I need to transition into larger shirts soon, everything is too snug. Pants are still good though :) 

Thoughts: Whoa can't believe how quickly time is passing so far. So happy to be done with yucky 1st trimester stuff - crazy mood swings seem to be gone, at least for the last week, no more nausea and my energy is back!!! I've told family I'm pregnant but not lots of friends yet, With some people it feels like I don't know how to even say it (some people at work) , "like hey guess what I gotta baby in there!" Not telling people at work has been good, bc I'm not ready for all the idotic comments that follow. 

 



I am so jealous of being done with the first trimester!  I hear you on the dumb comments.... ! 



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Name: Meredith

Weeks/Days along: 10

Appointments: The next one is the 24th

Symptoms: some continued food aversions, acne,  & complete exhaustion!

Food: I want cheese. And snack foods. 

Exercise: nope

Body changes and other milestones: Bigger belly, maybe my boobs are a smidge bigger, but not enough to need new bras. My hair is NOT looking lovely like pregnant hair is supposed to. It actually seems to be falling out/breaking off more than before! Ugh. I got a trim and some new conditioner so hopefully that will help. I look so ugly these days. 

Thoughts: I am so happy to be 10 weeks today!! 1/4 of the way done biggrinbounce.gif and another week closer to the 2nd trimester! 



I hear you on the big belly, I fell a bit like a pumpkin!

 



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Here is our little bean at exactly 10 weeks!!! The baby was moving and kicking and flipping like crazy- it was awesome to see!!!


Cute cute cute!

 

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Bwhahaha! I just realized I posted in the wrong daily chat thread SMH

 

 

Hey ladies! I am back after a little hiatus. I wanted to make sure baby was ok before coming back to the birth boards and all is well, so here I am!

 

Name: Jessica

Weeks/Days along: I just drew a blank LOL 10 +1 :)

Appointments: First prenatal with my MW today!!

Symptoms: I am actually feeling pretty fantastic these days. Nausea every now and then when i catch a whiff of something fowl LOL

Food: yes please! I swear I am feeding a linebacker. I can't get enough yogurt and cottage cheese and salad and APPLES

Exercise: Walking a mile one day a week. Starting off slow. Trying to get into the habit of doing yoga every night again!

Body changes and other milestones: I am starting to get a little pooch. I am in that "i look fat, not pregnant stage"

Thoughts: I am getting so excited. This pregnancy is going so fast all ready!

 

 

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