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Week of April 12-how ya doin?

post #1 of 72
Thread Starter 
Roll Call

chrissy 09/28 (honorary October mom!)
snugglebutter 10/01
mirthfulmum 10/03
FutureMama 10/04
TracyK 10/04
mhurst 10/04
kraftykathy 10/04
Jillerina 10/04
water 10/06
Proudly AP 10/08
allformyboys 10/11
Lucysmama 10/12
bendmom 10/12
momadance 10/13
Mandi 10/14
wannabmommie 10/18
Piglet68 10/18
BeauGeek 10/20
BeansMomma 10/20
CourtneyandLogan 10/21
EmbersMOM 10/21
Stanleymama 10/23
3boyz4us 10/24
Ctmom70 10/24
aspiring mama 10/25
truebluexf 10/27
ameliabedelia 10/29
flitters 10/30
Soogie 10/31
AnnR33 10/31

Since I've checked the board twice and no one started the thread yet I thought I should be proactive and just "do it"

Hope everyone had a nice Easter that celebrates it and didn't eat your kid's choc bunny ears yet! LOL

I'm 11wks and FINALLY feeling a little better though I still gag a lot and am nauseas if I don't eat every 30 min or so-yikes the weight gain is scary! I'm definitely "popped out" and my mom said "Oh my God" when she saw me-that can't be a good thing right?

Question of the week: What strange foods are you craving?

It's not that strange but getting expensive (LOL)I vary between Chinese moo goo gi pan and chips and salsa from a local restaraunt. My DH says this is how HE gains "sympathy" weight.

Have a good week everyone!
post #2 of 72
Thank YOU ANN...for starting this week's thread.

My Dad is visiting with us and it's been a crazy, hectic weekend.

Food cravings: well, I went through a deep-fried chicken fingers phase last week. I crave sweets (oh wait, I always crave sweets!)...hmmm, I will have to think this one over.

post #3 of 72
Thread Starter 
I see a few of you have been frequenting the babaywearing board. This is my latest obession-trying to find a new carrier that will WORK! I never knew about the variety with my first 2 and just had a padded and unpadded sling with my 2nd that I could never get to fit well.
Now I'm so excited to see what's all out there but having such a hard time deciding. I think I've narrowed it down to choosing from:
Moby Wrap
Kozy Carrier
Baby Bundler

We'll see if I change my mind 10 more times! I also plan to make a fleece pouch for those newborn days....

Let us know what you decide on!
post #4 of 72
No craving here. Still struggling with the tail end of morning sickness.
post #5 of 72
Had a relaxing Easter weekend. Just stayed home and enjoyed the peace.

As for cravings, I have craved Chinese with all 4 pregnancies now. I also have craved cheese curds, 7up, and dill pickle chips. Not the healthiest but it tastes so good I figure if it makes me feel better then that is all that matters right now. Oh I also have been craving mangos
post #6 of 72
NO cravings here. In the 1st tri I craved avocados non stop, but haven't had any cravings for a week or so. Had a nice Easter. Once again attended a great UU service. Keeps getting better and better but I'll save that sort of stuff for the spirituality board!

All is well, heading into the mountains on Thursday for a long weekend so time will creep by until then I'm sure! big to all!
post #7 of 72
I have been craving oranges, veggie meats (especially veggie hot dogs and veggie sausage), steak, red meat. The foods which normally appeal to me the most, pasta, carbohydrates and sweets have very little appeal to me right now. It am just craving the protein (and oranges). I also do crave salty foods like chips, cheetos, popcorn, but once I start eating it, I dont' really like it:
post #8 of 72
QOTW: Can not get enough Indian curry or tacos. Don't know why but I just love, love, love them. My husband made tacos a couple of days ago and I had 5! I regretted it later when all night long all I tasted in my mouth was tacos but I couldn't help myself. It was just sooo good.
Great! Just talking about it makes me want one. I think there are some left over taco fixins in the fridge. Gotta go and make one right now!
post #9 of 72
Sweets, sweets, and more sweets.

Also, veggie spring rolls and fried rice with pineapple, cashews, and raisins.

The only problem is getting to the left overs before dh!
post #10 of 72

I have been craving:
Caesar salads
MEAT!!!!! (I am a vegetarian when I am not pregnant)

I usually have a major problem with baked goods... but now, they really gross me out. Most sweet stuff does. I take two bites, and I feel yucka. Same with tuna. I usually love it, now it makes me queasy.
post #11 of 72

i'm 11 weeks 2 days now and the morning sickenss is pretty much gone now. (thank goodness!) i still have food aversions but they are also becoming less limiting and i think i've stopped losing weight. i hope.

however, i'm still not really having cravings. i eat what doesn't gross me out and feel lucky when that category expands. my lunch for the last 5 workdays in a row (perhaps this is a craving) has been a jalapeno bagel toasted with cream cheese and a fresh sliced tomato on top.

and i'm not sure if this counts, but last night i had an extremely vivid dream about produce: big white nectarines, juicy mangoes and ruby grapefruits.

(oh, and i still can't find my uterus!?! i can't wait till i have a pregnant tummy but right now i look completely normal even naked. i was bigger at 9 weeks cause i was bloated. hmmmm)
post #12 of 72
Glad I'm not the only one who's belly hasn't really "popped" yet, I was starting to feel left out I'm not really having the cravings any more, just a pretty healthy appetite. Oh but I do hate most vegetables right now except a few. I'm really big on salad lately, and so is my toddler oddly enough. I could really go for some Indian food right now, since it was mentioned. I'm just trying to eat lots of protein so I stay full and don't get light headed. Sweets don't really do it for me anymore, which is weird.

Anyways, that's all. Just been crying at everything lately, like a dork.
post #13 of 72
I think that I popped too...a friend who I hadn't told yet could totally tell that I was pregnant! Problem is I feel huge right now...I am a little worried, still have 6 months of growing yet, ack! I have gained 10lbs already, I hadn't gained that amount until 20 weeks with DD....and it's not from the food that I was eating as I was having major food aversions and having trouble eating much at all. I was being very lazy though last trimester, so now that I have energy back I am trying to walk everyday.

LOL, I guess I better answer the actual question! Hmm, no food cravings as of yet, but I am enjoying eating once again. I guess my only craving is having my food prepared for me, LOL, does that count??
post #14 of 72
hello....i can't asy that i have had any overwhelming cravings in any of my pregnancies...i have been kinda drawn to fruit lately...right now i'm eating a fresh cut up pineapple (that i cut up myself, )...never bought one of those before...i also, today, bought a cantalope, golden delicious apples, and grapes. can't think of much else in the craving catagory.
post #15 of 72
I'm trying not to freak out here. Last night had some spotting. After I wiped there was blood on the toilet paper. I tried to stay calm and thought of a hundred reasons why it had happened. It happened again about an hour later. I went to sleep with a pad on so that I could tell what happened at night and when I woke up it was clean. But after moving around for 45 minutes or so I found a Loonie (for non-Canadians a dollar coin) sized spot of blood on the pad!
I've called my midwife this morning and I'm going in to check the heart beat. My midwife tells me that some women spot all through out their pregnancy so I'm trying to stay calm and positive. But I can't stop my heart from pounding.
post #16 of 72

I will be keeping my fingers crossed for you, hopefully hearing the heartbeat will help ease your mind. Doesn't sound like a worrisome amount of blood at this point.
post #17 of 72
Thread Starter 
Mirthfulmum-so sorry you have to worry about this, I know how scary it can be since I've spotted the whole first trimester! But I'm praying for you that it's nothing and you'll hear a strong a heartbeat later today!
post #18 of 72
mirthfulmum: keeping fingers crossed for you!! I know spotting is normal for many women...let us know what your mw says!

I wanted to let you all know, that I'm pretty sure I felt the baby moving. I think someone else here reported that, and I was thinking "wow, how can you be sure so early", lol. Well, two days ago I kept feeling this twitching in my abdomen. At first I thought it was a muscle twitch, like the kind you get in your eyelid sometimes. But it happened for a long time. Then the next morning I felt it again. This time I thought it was just my heartbeat (feeling it through the aorta), but when I checked the rhythm, it wasn't the same. Finally, DH put his hand on me and just then I felt the fluttering and so did he! So we're pretty sure that was it. I have an U/S tomorrow so we'll see if baby is where I think it is. It was very exciting!!

I'm still having some lingering nausea (I'm 13 weeks for pete's sake!) and some food aversions. I think they are getting milder but still...I'll be glad when this phase has passed.

A colleage walking by me in the hall today said "you really look pregnant now!", lol. I do - I'm wearing maternity sweaters and my belly is quite noticeable.
post #19 of 72
Fingers crossed for you mirthfulmom. I am sure you are fine though, spotting is so normal, and I still spot a little here and there. Chances are everything is a-ok but we can't wait to hear it from you!

12 weeks tomorrow. And I'm sick. It should be illegal to be allowed to get sick while you are pregnant, don't you agree??? As if I don't have enough making me feel ill LOL. My nausea is mostly gone, but the more I cough the more I gag!!
post #20 of 72
Ann -- you mentioned in your post about finding a new sling that you were going to make a fleece sling...i want to too!! what pattern are you going to use? i have that one from a gal named stacey printed off (it uses a french seam, if that helps) anyway, i'm having a heck of time getting the curve cut right...any tips on how to get it right? thanks!
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