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I know the feeling. :/ And even my "fat jeans" are tethered with a hair elastic right now. 

 



Same here. 6.5 weeks and can't even button the fat jeans. Oh my.

post #202 of 260

So, did anyone tell their families today? I told mine, and they were shocked. Good shocked, but still, mouths hanging open and everything. Still haven't told our kiddos yet, though.

post #203 of 260
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Low blood pressure for me, mines naturally always low but in early pregnancy it's not weird to see it 90/50... and I get the weird flashy floaties in my eye when I strain a tiny bit (but not if I strain a lot... oddly. Turn my head too far? Floaties. Sex? None.)

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I get the floaters, too.  I also have very low blood pressure.  :shrug

Thanks, that's interesting.  A lot of what I found googling seemed to point to high BP.  It hasn't happened since, but it's something to be aware of now.  Searching around I found a lot of information on vison changes during pregnancy.  I've done a lot of research, but that was new to me.  

 

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Same here. 6.5 weeks and can't even button the fat jeans. Oh my

I feel ya.  My mom kept telling me I look pregnant all day.  I tried to tell her it was just a "food baby"  but since she's on the twin band wagon she wasn't willing to believe me.  I want to believe I'm showing already because I am soooo impatent (and I'd rather that then be bloated all the time), but I know it's highly unlikely.  

 

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So, did anyone tell their families today? I told mine, and they were shocked. Good shocked, but still, mouths hanging open and everything. Still haven't told our kiddos yet, though.

We told a few more people today, they were all pretty excited.  Dh and I are going visiting tomorrow and plan to tell some of our very close friends.  What we've ended up doing is now that I'm 8 weeks, which was my comfort zone, we are telling the people we see; with strict instructions to keep it to themselves until 12 weeks.  So far it's been a great way for us to tell more of the people we want to in person which I've really enjoyed.  We aren't telling any of the kids in our life until 12 weeks or later though.  

 

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! 
 

 

post #204 of 260

I told several of dh's aunts and cousins. It's a big family, so they are used to lots of kids and were really happy. It was nice feeling like I could share with them!

 

Last weekend I visited my hometown and celebrated  my mom's bday with my brother and his wife...it sort of came up in passing and I could literally feel them physically avoiding eye contact with me and they said nothing. :/ Kinda crappy, imo. 

 

OOH--on a MUCH happier note, one of my friends here had her baby today! Her first birth was a planned hb, but after more than 30 hrs in labor, she transferred and struggled to birth her first child naturally. This was a super-fast hb--and surpise uc--because not even the midwife got there in time. It seemed really perfect in about every way. :)

post #205 of 260
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So, did anyone tell their families today? I told mine, and they were shocked. Good shocked, but still, mouths hanging open and everything. Still haven't told our kiddos yet, though.



I told my sisters and extended family (I'm from a big family, and the younger half is still 13, 11, 8, and 6)- I brought pastel pink and blue cupcakes and wrote "JULY 2012" on top.  They were thrilled, and all ate pink cupcakes because they're all dying for a niece.   
 

My Grandma shook her head and didn't say anything (why?? who DOES that?), and everyone else's response was a bit lackluster.  (And I didn't have high expectations... "congratulations" would have fit the bill, though, right?)  Lots of "oh, okays" and raised eyebrows.  Sigh.  Oh well.

 

In other news, the food actually did look and taste awesome by the time we got to eating it.  So much to be thankful for this year. :)

post #206 of 260

 Sorry to those who got less than joyful reactions when sharing the news. That is how part of my side of the family will be. My dh's family will all be excited though. I've only told my BFF, my MIL and my SIL. And I did share the news with my oldest. He's 14 and very excited. We plan on sharing the news with everyone at Christmas time.

We had a great Thanksgiving Day with the inlaws. It's a huge family so everyone contributes. I felt pretty good until last night then was just ready to come home. I hit the sack early. We are heading out to cut Christmas trees today, then get together tonight. Maybe I can hang tonight. I was just wiped out last night. I was able to get off my crutches Wed afternoon, which is great, but now I'm in a little more pain again. It's nice to be walking though. I will just be glad when this stupid thing is all healed up!

post #207 of 260

I told everyone I could!  My mother is sooooo excited to be grandmother for the fourth time!  

post #208 of 260

My sense of ultra-sensitve smell had officially kicked in.  My husband has dreads and he's very self conscious about smelling like a "hippie" so he always asks me "Does my hair smell ok?"  and I always say "It's fine!"  Well, today I had to politely tell him that he needs to wash it.  NOW.  It doesn't smell "bad", but it doesn't smell good to this nose either.  sick.gif

post #209 of 260
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Originally Posted by ms.shell View Post

i was born on thanksgiving, too, inkandpaper.  My dad still calls me "Turkey," sometimes, lol.  Did you already have your bday this year?  Mine is friday; i'm gonna be 35.

 

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My birthday is tomorrow (Saturday), and I'll be 24.

 

I'm thankful that dinner yesterday actually tasted good!  And I didn't feel sick!

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Happy birthday, ms. shell!  And happy early birthday, inkandpaper!

 

I had a moment of panic today wherein I began to believe that maybe I wasn't really pregnant, maybe I'd been given a faulty batch of pregnancy tests that were giving me false positives, and what in the world was I going to do now that I've announced this to all these people, and how will I cope with having lost an imaginary baby? Anyway, took a different test.  Not the case!  Super pregnant! Yay!! The crazy is SO here!  

 

DecemberSun- yeah.  Super sensitive smell here too.  That, and DH always smells horrible to me at this point. 

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birthday.gifHappy Birthdays ms. shell and inkandpaper!! birthday.gif

 

tolovemercy~ lol! Glad all is well and the tests weren't faulty! This made me laugh because I every couple days I start to panic and pee on another stick. Glad I'm not the only one! :)

 

DecemberSun~ I hope the sensitive nose stays away awhile for me!

 

DeepLove~ It's so fun to tell when people are excited about the news!! luxlove.gif

 

stegenrae~ Sorry your family wasn't excited. I think I'm just not telling my side of the family. They can know when it's just too obvious I guess!

Yay for your friends homebirth! I've always secretly hoped that would happen to me. My last three have all been hb's, but I labor FOREVER!! I always wish I'd have the baby in my arms when the mw showed up!

 

I had to leave the family get together last night. I came home and threw up. It made me feel a little better. I woke up feeling nauseous this morning. Thinking it's here to stay now. I know I need to get back to healthier eating. I've not been eating the greatest since the foot incident. But now that I'm up and moving around I can make my own food. Just have to figure out what sounds good to eat! ;)

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Aww, thanks ladies for the birthday wishes!  birthday.gif to you, InkandPaper; I hope it's a great one!

 

The highlight of my day was being flirted with by a very young waiter when my parents took me to lunch!  I have been feeling old and past my prime, lol, and he made me feel pretty.  I noticed he sure was talkative, but didn't realize he was flirting with me until we were ready to leave and he said to me, "I remember the first time you ever came in here.  You haven't been back for a really long time, and I was so happy to see you come in today." He must have been at least ten years younger than me and like I said, he really made my day!  lol

 

This is the third day in a row I haven't gotten sick (yet, anyway), so I am hoping this yucky problem is past for me!  How are you all doing?  I hope all of you have a beautiful weekend!  I am very excited for Tuesday to get here, as that's when we will have our first scan (and get a head count, lol).

 

 

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DecemberSun- yeah.  Super sensitive smell here too.  That, and DH always smells horrible to me at this point. 



 lol.gif  OMG, I'm glad I'm not the only one.  Not that my hubby stinks, but...  Well, you're all pregnant so I don't have to explain it!

 

Is anyone else's hubby's having sympathy pregnancy symptoms?  Mine has felt nausea a few times, gets super hungry, and has even gained a few pounds alongside me!  He has never done this before, but you better believe I think it is SUPER funny!  biggrinbounce.gif

 

 

I told my SIL and sister on Thanksgiving, but that's it.  I knew they'd be supportive.  My best friend guessed a couple days ago because I didn't drink with her when we went out to eat.  Then her reponse was "Damn it.  Now you're not gonna be able to drink with me forever."  Um, ok.  WTF?  Like you can't hang out with me if I'm not drinking?  We have nothing in common but wine?  Whatever.  Then she was mad at me for not waiting for her to be ready, so we could be pregnant together.  What part of "surprise" did you not understand?  Why do people make this kind of stuff about them?  I'm dreading telling my mom beacuse I'm not ready to hear the "You're going to go crazy, you won't be able to handle it all" lecture.  Then she'll be mad that I waited so long to tell her, and deny that she would have been unsupportive.  (She's in denial about how much control she likes to have over situations, ugh.  Love her madly, but highlight the MADLY part, lol.)  She caught my DD, so I know she'll be excited to help with this baby's birth as well, I just don't want to hear about all the logical stuff, yk?  I KNOW it will be hard, that's why we didn't plan on having any more kids- we're busy taking care of other people's kids!  We've NEVER had an "accident" in 11 years of marriage, so of course we were shocked that we have a little surprise.  But of course it's a GOOD surprise.  heartbeat.gif

 

Anyway, those of you with supportive reactions to the news should consider yourselves fortunate! 

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Hm, I found out yesterday that the mw I was thinking of using is preggo, and due about 2-3 wks after me. She tends to go late, though, and says she'd be willing to take me if I decided to go with her. I probably still will, but just was surprised. 

post #215 of 260

been on the couch for nearly two days straight. Heading there again soon I think. Dislike very much.

post #216 of 260

sorry you're feeling yucky, MaerynPearl.


Edited by ms.shell - 11/26/11 at 6:36pm
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Happy Birthday Ms. Shell 

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My birthday is tomorrow (Saturday), and I'll be 24.

 

I'm thankful that dinner yesterday actually tasted good!  And I didn't feel sick!


 

Happy birthday!  I just realized we are due date buddies, and will be the same age when baby's born. joy.gif


 

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Happy birthday, ms. shell!  And happy early birthday, inkandpaper!

 

I had a moment of panic today wherein I began to believe that maybe I wasn't really pregnant, maybe I'd been given a faulty batch of pregnancy tests that were giving me false positives, and what in the world was I going to do now that I've announced this to all these people, and how will I cope with having lost an imaginary baby? Anyway, took a different test.  Not the case!  Super pregnant! Yay!! The crazy is SO here!  

 

I can so relate to that exact feeling.  I'm kind of a hypocondriac anyways and my symptoms have been on and off so every other day this week my brain starts running away without my common sense.  My mantra is " everything is normal in pregnancy", but it's still a little surreal. I've managed to take only one test, but I am sorely tempted sometimes.  

 

 

 

post #218 of 260

Happy Birthday to ms. shell and inkandpaper.  :)

 

Sorry you're not feeling well, MaerynPearl.  That's no bueno.  :(

 

I *almost* threw up last night, but I didn't.  But that was my worst night of nausea, by far.  Yuck!

 

I hope the midwife thing works out, steganrae.  I e-mailed a local Naturopath/Midwife and haven't heard back (didn't expect to yet considering the holiday weekend).  I haven't really "interviewed" any midwives yet, but have a couple to choose from that I feel drawn to.  I haven't had time yet, but I'm excited to join the birth circle in my "neighborhood" and get back into the birth community and meeting people.  It's been only 4 years since my last baby but it feels like soooo long ago, lol...

post #219 of 260

Is anyone else having serious heartburn issues already??!? I have a history of GERD, was on Nexium and/or Prilosec for years, but then when I cut out gluten, dairy, soy, and all my other food intolerances (which were freakishly numerous), I didn't have to take it any more. That was about a year and a half ago. Now I'm popping TUMS like candy and it's still not getting the job done! I'm seriously in pain already...don't know how I'm going to handle another 32 weeks of this. :'( 

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I have heartburn, too. Between throwing up. This pregnancy is kicking my behind! I had to take TWO naps to make it through cooking Thanksgiving dinner. And I sighed with relief when our guests walked out the door because I was glad I could lay down on the sofa in my pj's. 

 

Stegenrae, have you tried taking liquid calcium instead of tums? It works a bit better for me. 

 

Good luck to those looking for care providers. I was lucky to have met two great midwives... it was hard picking because they were both so great. The one I went with seems really sweet, but I still miss the midwife who attended dd's birth. But since she's 1000's of mi away, this midwife is the next best thing :) 

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