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Weekly Chat: November 27-- December 3!

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Name:

Weeks/Days along:

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Food:

Exercise:

Body changes and other milestones:

Thoughts:

 

It is certainly getting cold.gif cold here! 

 

 

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Name: Kamiro :)

Weeks/Days along: 17ish weeks

Appointments: Moved the ultrasound to December 7th, MW apt is mid Dec

Symptoms: Starving. So starving but so picky.

Food: Anything that sounds good. I'm picky but starving

Exercise: Next question please....

Body changes and other milestones: I've popped.

Thoughts:

Today we had a hospital u/s and the tech said his record for gender accuracy wasn't so hot. He said he didn't see a penis, and he assumes girl - but he really isn't any more accurate than 50/50. LOL - Well, I appreciate his honesty for sure.

Every thing looks health, HB was 141, babe is sweet and there is ONLY ONE - THANK GOD. lol

So I rescheduled my gender appointment until next week because 2 u/s in a couple days seems a little excessive. Especially since this one was 20 ish minutes long.

So to be honest, I am no more sure it is a girl than boy at this point because I know techs say "GIRL" and it is really a boy more often than the other way around.

Due date got bumped to May 1st..I still say May 14th-19th...Just a feeling LOL

 

I will find out more next week :)

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Name: Danielle

Weeks/Days along: 16 weeks

Appointments: Nothing until next monday - check up and next friday u/s

Symptoms: Lots of round ligament/abdominal pains :(

Food: anything now. major aversions seem to have passed.

Exercise: trying to balance it all with mothering my 3 year old, working full time, and honestly am not exercising as much as i'd like to be greensad.gif

Body changes and other milestones: I am getting big. I posted to Belly pics thread. Also have already gained 10 pounds. Oy vey. I think I need to relax and give myself a break because I just think I gain weight while preggo, more than others. I think I put on about 50-60 lbs with #1, and I did lose it all, mostly... I think I gain a lot of water weight.

Thoughts: see body changes ....

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Name: Marina

Weeks/Days along: 14 weeks, 1 day

Appointments: Had our nuchal two weeks ago, everything looked good. Have my monthly appt tomorrow with midwife.

Symptoms: The nausea finally faded away last weekend. I can't even tell you how thankful I am for that.

Food: While the nausea is gone and my food aversions have mostly subsided, I don't have much of an appetite. Nothing really sounds good, although if someone else is making it, I'll probably be into eating it.

Exercise: I'm much more active this pregnancy, thanks mostly to my 18 month old who doesn't believe in sitting around. I must walk at least 2 miles most days. Very grateful for city living.

Body changes and other milestones: Thanks to the nausea, I lost 5 pounds in 3 weeks and I've yet to gain it back. I think I'm just beginning to pop out a little, though I can still wear my regular clothes and don't need a belly band at this point. I do think the wee one inside is already pressing down on my bladder a bit though, since I'm starting to pee more frequently.

Thoughts: I was thinking today how different this pregnancy is from my first. Last time, I was so focused on being pregnant, it was all I could think of. First baby, everything was so new, etc. This time around, I barely think about it at this point. I'm sure once I start to get bigger and start feeling the physical effects a little more, it'll be more on my mind. I'm mostly just trying to stay one step ahead of my toddler at this point, no time to think too much about the little one growing inside, other than to be grateful and happy.

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Name: Sarah

Weeks/Days along: 17 w 1d

Appointments: Wednesday, as long as I don't get selected to be on this jury.

Symptoms: Not many left now!  Sore boobs from time to time, and sensitive nipples.  Oh, and heartburn.

Food: Pretty much everything I normally eat.  I haven't had any weird cravings yet.

Exercise: Walking.

Body changes and other milestones: Boobs and belly are growing!

Thoughts:  I have jury duty tomorrow.  I'm not looking forward to it, at all.  I have to get up early, drive downtown (which terrifies me) sit around all day, and then drive back home in rush hour.  Blah!  I wish there was a cranky pregnant lady exemption.  Oh, and I have no dress pants that fit.  Is it acceptable to wear jeans? 

 

Other than that, things are pretty good.  We're trying to coordinate a date/time to get an u/s.  I was hoping to do it this week, but it looks like it'll have to be next week.

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Name: Janelle

Weeks/Days along: 16 weeks

Appointments: December 12.... gender u/s.. 2 more weeks!!

Symptoms: Still having stomach issues but not as sever, the medicine seems to be helping.  Boobs hurt sometimes, smells annoy me to no end, same ol same ol

Food: Still don't want anything, so every meal is hard.  Drinking is hard.  I don't want water or pretty much anything else.  It's all really hard right now :(

Exercise: Complaining.  That counts right?

Body changes and other milestones: Starting to look pregnant now.. a few more weeks and it shouldn't be a question, I hope!!

Thoughts:  Can't think about anything but my gender ultrasound coming up!!!

 

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Originally Posted by BubbleMa View Post

Name: Sarah

Weeks/Days along: 17 w 1d

Appointments: Wednesday, as long as I don't get selected to be on this jury.

Symptoms: Not many left now!  Sore boobs from time to time, and sensitive nipples.  Oh, and heartburn.

Food: Pretty much everything I normally eat.  I haven't had any weird cravings yet.

Exercise: Walking.

Body changes and other milestones: Boobs and belly are growing!

Thoughts:  I have jury duty tomorrow.  I'm not looking forward to it, at all.  I have to get up early, drive downtown (which terrifies me) sit around all day, and then drive back home in rush hour.  Blah!  I wish there was a cranky pregnant lady exemption.  Oh, and I have no dress pants that fit.  Is it acceptable to wear jeans? 

 

Other than that, things are pretty good.  We're trying to coordinate a date/time to get an u/s.  I was hoping to do it this week, but it looks like it'll have to be next week.


Yes, it is totally acceptable to wear whatever is comfy--jeans, etc. Its jury duty, not a job interview!  Bring a book or a crossword, and just deal. I sat on a jury once and it turned out to be really cool, and it was a short 4 day trial... plus I got to feel good about being all civic, and they buy you lunch when you are deliberating... which is nice!  But don't worry about what you are wearing. 

 

the driving sounds no bueno, though.  Atlanta has terrible traffic, doesn't it?  :(

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Kamiro- yay for just one! Lucky you that you go the tech with the 50/50 gender skills, right? Haha.

 

Danielle- I hear you on work and mothering. My job is very low-stress, but man is it exhausting sometimes. Coming home and being present for my other kids is sometimes a bit mroe than I can manage. And yeah, if you're expecting to gain the weight... It's hard to see it happen, but definitely not worth beating yourself up! I have no idea what I weigh or if I've gone up or down. I guess I'll find out at my appointment Friday- I don't own a scale.

 

Cookie- I'm peeing more too. Wasn't expecting that yet! I found with my first I was hyper-focued on pregnancy stuff, my second I wasn't, and this one I am again but my focus is more on connection/intuition then on doing the "right" thing all the time.

 

Sarah- jury duty! I've never done it, all I know is people who do everything possible to get out of it- but i guess some of these trials can drag on and on and on.  That could suck.

 

Name: Grace

Weeks: 17 and change

Appointments: Friday! Unless it gets changed again.

Symptoms: niente. Peeing more, I guess?

Food: things are flat-lining a bit more. Having trouble finding foods that sound appealing- not that anything is gross, I just don't care at all.

Exercise: nowhere near enough. Need to work in some stretching, I think, I'm feeling like I need it a lot these days.

Body changes: definite belly now. I'm hunting for clothes that hide it a bit more, but it's really all pointless.

Thoughts: already tired of strangers noticing/commenting on the pregnancy. Please leave me alone. Feeling kinda overworked, tearful, and stressed- not so sure why, it's the same as it has been since September. I'm finding it more tiring to work then I did even last month, hopefully that goes away instead of just getting worse. The weather has also been very dreary and rainy. It's been unseasonably warm which I am thankful for, and we've only had one short-lived snow which I am also thankful for (dealing with snowpants/boots/jackets/mittens/hats just to walk the dog is freaking exhausting!) but I find myself craving home and rhythm a lot these days, which are things we really can't have with my work schedule. Even my daily routines have gone a bit slack, I need to work on that.

 

 

 

 

 

 

post #9 of 50

Oh, I so have been wanting to be more active here. But with being in the final months of graduate school, the holiday season, a 2 year old running around me, their just hasn't been much time. Plus, I have had a much harder time to connect with my new "jumping bean" than last time around. Maybe it's because it's the second and already shares attention, maybe it's because our future for the next year is quite uncertain (no jobs in sight for either dh or me after the spring....). I feel really guilty for not loving my little growing sprout more. greensad.gif

 

Weeks/Days along: 15  - most people around here seem to be further along. Aren't their End of May Due Date mom's around here, too?

Appointments:  last week, a heart beat, and I got my kick confirmed, I felt it and listened to it on the US. My midwife "complained" that I lost another pound (3 alltogether, which I don't think is bad at all, considering I am still nauseas and puking).

Symptoms: still nauseas, but gaining energy. Feeling definite kicks and turns!

Food: ton's of healthy cravings, but very picky.

Exercise: I walk daily and chace my toddler in the evenings around the house. I want to start prenatal yoga soon.

Body changes and other milestones: Still fitting in my original clothes and pants all buttoned up.

Thoughts:Feeling guilty for not loving the bean more, for not having taking belly photos yet. I still have not found the courage to announce this pregnancy to family or coworkers...

 

Marina - I am glad someone else is still not so far along :)

 

Astraia - so maybe the not so focused on pregnancy stuff is a 2nd baby thing? How did you deal with the guilt, if you ever felt guilty?

 

 

 

post #10 of 50

Name: Holly

Weeks/Days along: 15W on Thursday

Appointments: I met one of my midwives, she was wonderful, so reassuring and answered all my questions, I don't have another appointment till 19 weeks, 6weeks since the last one (anyone else have that much time between appointments) she said the next one after that would be 4 weeks later, and the 2nd trimester ultrasound would be at week 20, seems like a lot of waiting!

Symptoms: My hormones are going nutso, I've cried like 5 times in the last week. Starting to feel some baby flutters, still feeling a little nauseous between meals and my skin is breaking out a little.

Food: eating more like normal, but still don't have a huge appetite.

Exercise: We stayed in a hotel with a pool over thanksgiving and I did laps for about a half hour, It was great! going to yoga this week. Still walking everywhere.

Body changes and other milestones: My belly is growing and I think its starting to be more noticeable, breasts seem to have stopped growing for the time being, but my nipples are so itchy, I'm assuming its dry skin.

Thoughts: We told our family and friends last weekend at Thanksgiving, since then I've been more emotional, and really feeling pretty scared,  I'm considering being a stay at home mama, and the idea of all the changes that will come with that are really overwhelming, We always wanted for me to stay at home, but now that the reality is here, I'm worried about feeling lonely or isolated in my new role and how my relationship and dependency on my husband is going to change,  these fears are compacted by the normal fears of having a healthy baby, giving birth ect. I guess now that we know that the baby is healthy, its giving me the opportunity to worry about all the practical issues.

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Guilt... I cut myself a LOT of slack. Realized I was tired, had another baby to deal with, and also thought a lot of it was because I already knew what was going on, what to expect so I wasn't checking milestones all the time or keeping track of the number of weeks (to the day, even!) or putting as much effort into connecting that way. I also felt some division because I love my first SO MUCH I thought it would it would be harder to connect to even the idea of a second, even though I was sure I'd love them the same (and I did). I didn't think about it near as much because I had more faith that what happened would happen regardless of what I did- that the connection and bonding would form even if I didn't put conscious effort into it during the pregnancy, and that babies can grow even if I'm not "watching" it happen.

 

This time is different because I realize all of these things much more this time then even my other two times. I'm putting as much thought into it as I feel like it, and it's different from how I felt the other two times. I don't need to do the "right" thing, and I really really know there's no requirement to me checking in or feeling a specific way about the pregnancy so I can check in however it feels best to me, and I think that this level of comfort is what's giving me the ability to connect and bond on a totally different level from either of my other two pregnancies.

 

 

post #12 of 50
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Yes, it is totally acceptable to wear whatever is comfy--jeans, etc. Its jury duty, not a job interview!  Bring a book or a crossword, and just deal. I sat on a jury once and it turned out to be really cool, and it was a short 4 day trial... plus I got to feel good about being all civic, and they buy you lunch when you are deliberating... which is nice!  But don't worry about what you are wearing. 

 

the driving sounds no bueno, though.  Atlanta has terrible traffic, doesn't it?  :(


Yes, Atlanta traffic can be awful at times.  Luckily, everything went smoothly today.  Lots of waiting, but it was interesting to see the process.  I was selected to be on the jury, which is kind of exciting but the subject matter is going to be difficult.  It also means no midwife appointment tomorrow.  :(  I rescheduled it for Monday.  Hopefully we'll get an u/s next week too. :)

 


PS, I wore jeans...and was over dressed compared to some people.  lol
 

 

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Ohhh :* sucks about the no midwife appointment but next monday is not too far away. Jury duty can be exciting.

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Yes, Atlanta traffic can be awful at times.  Luckily, everything went smoothly today.  Lots of waiting, but it was interesting to see the process.  I was selected to be on the jury, which is kind of exciting but the subject matter is going to be difficult.  It also means no midwife appointment tomorrow.  :(  I rescheduled it for Monday.  Hopefully we'll get an u/s next week too. :)

 


PS, I wore jeans...and was over dressed compared to some people.  lol
 

 



 

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Yes, Atlanta traffic can be awful at times.  Luckily, everything went smoothly today.  Lots of waiting, but it was interesting to see the process.  I was selected to be on the jury, which is kind of exciting but the subject matter is going to be difficult.  It also means no midwife appointment tomorrow.  :(  I rescheduled it for Monday.  Hopefully we'll get an u/s next week too. :)

 


PS, I wore jeans...and was over dressed compared to some people.  lol
 

 

haha, they probably picked you because of your fancy attire! 
 

 

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Name: Erin

Weeks/Days along: 15-16

Appointments: Next week. 

Symptoms: I'm feeling amazingly normal except for the food aversions and I've got this chronic headache that usually lasts from week 14 to week 16 or 17. Hopefully it end soon. 

Food: Nothing sounds good still. Even spicy stuff is starting to lose it's appeal. Definitely nothing sweet. 

Exercise: Prenatal yoga and walking. 

Body changes and other milestones: I'm wearing maternity clothes all the time. DH made me feel better by telling me that I looked a little bit pregnant and not as huge as I think I do. :) 

Thoughts: I'm trying not to freak out to be honest. I have a doppler at home and haven't been able to pick up heart tones as easily as I think I should be able to lately. I still think I feel baby moving occasionally, but I haven't been able to hear the heartbeat. I'm trying to stay calm and just chalk it up to the extra layer of insulation I have these days, but the fact that I was able to hear it at home at 11 weeks and now not as easily at 15 weeks has me a little un-nerved. I've been an emotional wreck this week. I've been grumpy, tired, tearful and irritable. I feel kind of bad for those around me, but I'm trying to keep it in check. I'm trying to figure out how to get my insurance to pay for a sono in a few weeks. :) They won't cover it if the midwife orders it because she's not a "healthcare provider". I don't have a regular doc because I haven't needed to see one for the 5 years we've been here. So I'm not sure what I'm going to do. I'm kind of debating between "playing dumb" and going in a new providers office and saying I don't know when I'm due etc. But I hate doing that because it's dishonest. The other option is to try to figure out how to pay for it out of pocket if insurance doesn't pay which is about $800...not really an option. The other choice is to go without one. I'm not comfortable doing that for 2 reasons...1. I am a VBAC mom and I want to know where my placenta is for peace of mind and 2. Because I'm an L&D nurse and planning a homebirth I would feel more comfortable ruling out the "weird" stuff that can happen sometimes. I recently had a friend who's baby was diagnosed with a birth defect at her 20 week sono so I'm a little on edge. Again...I'm trying to be calm and relaxed...this week has just been really hard to not completely freak. 

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Yes, Atlanta traffic can be awful at times.  Luckily, everything went smoothly today.  Lots of waiting, but it was interesting to see the process.  I was selected to be on the jury, which is kind of exciting but the subject matter is going to be difficult.  It also means no midwife appointment tomorrow.  :(  I rescheduled it for Monday.  Hopefully we'll get an u/s next week too. :)

 


PS, I wore jeans...and was over dressed compared to some people.  lol
 

 


You know, it's the darndest thing.  I have wanted to serve on jury duty my entire life and I never get chosen.  I had gone in for jury duty a handful of times, plenty of opportunity.  But they never pick me!  I wish I could like, volunteer for it or something.  You have many people who don't want to and then you have me who is dying to!  And I always hear stories of others who don't wanna get chosen but do (like you AND my husband!) and I am so jealous!  How sad!  Anyways too bad about your appointment but I hope the jury duty is fun... I would switch places with you if I could!!

 

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Name: Meredith

Weeks/Days along: 17

Appointments: January

Symptoms: sleepy and ready for bed by 8:30pm. Sore nipples. Not much else.

Food: All I want is fruit or carbs at the moment. My cravings change from day to day.

Exercise: umm...no. My midwife said I should walk a 15 minute mile 3 x a week. I told her I'd try :-)

Body changes and other milestones: BIG BELLY! and unfortunately an extra roll of back back....like a muffin top roll. Hopefully my huge tummy will distract from it hehe

Thoughts: I am feeling very..."nesty". I want to start setting up the nursery and decorating and getting out my toddler's old clothes to see what we can reuse. I know it is early to start all that and I know that a nursery is pretty useless as baby will be sleeping with us and not in her own room anyway... I just feel like preparing somehow! Maybe I should prepare by taking a prenatal yoga class....but decorating a room sounds more fun...

 

 

 

Onemore ~ Yay for healthy baby! I can’t wait to hear what your official gender ultrasound reveals!

Rozzie ~ I’ve gained a lot of weight so far too and I gained 50 pounds with my 1st just over 40 with my 2nd! I’m sorry about your round ligament pain. I’ve had a little bit of that too but not very severe

Belltree ~ I think how you connect with your baby early on is different in each pregnancy. I felt way more connected to my 2nd after finding out the gender and selecting a name. Referring to my baby by his name made him seem more real and I started feeling more for him, if that makes sense.

Hollyann ~ I’m emotional too! I cried watching the Disney movie Tangled with my toddler last week LOL

Sarah, sorry you got stuck on the jury & are missing the midwife appointment…and Janelle you crack me up!! You’ve always wanted to be on a jury? You’re so funny! I’ve been so relieved never to be picked.

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I would LOVE to know what's up with my three year old. Goes to bed easily enough, sleeps until about 3.... and then is awake. TIred and groggy but can't fall asleep, just tosses and turns and whines about being thirsty then hot then cold then she needs a hug but then I can't touch her. So then I am also awake about 3 am- for the rest of the day. Serious lack of sleep like this makes me cranky. I've been a miserable, aggravated mess the whole day and I have no patience with the kids which makes me feel terrible when I can't keep my temper under control which just makes me feel more miserable and aggravated... I just want to eat McDonalds and icecream and cry and go to bed. But I can't. Because I have to finish making the dinner that I won't get to eat because I need to leave for work soon.

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Name: roxi

Weeks/Days along: 18 weeks

Appointments: anatomy scan in 2 weeks! we'll find out the gender :)

Symptoms: i threw up monday before class (3rd time! whole time), but mostly pretty normal

Exercise: walking... finally got a tv so i can pick wii fit back up. i feel sluggish and need to do something.

Body changes and other milestones: i still don't look pregnant (my sister in law told my husband she's disappointed i haven't posted a baby bump picture on FB--i was like, tell her i don't have one yet. i've gained like 5 lbs & i look like i had too much desert. i put away most of my winter clothes that i won't be wearing. i haven't bought any maternity clothes but i have a lot of tent dresses and loose sweater dresses that will see me through. i want to get some gap maternity leggings, tho.

Thoughts: excited for travelling at the holidays & seeing family. also, obsessed with knitting. i finished a baby blanket and have several more projects queued up. i feel baby moving all the time now, it's pretty crazy. i couldn't sleep last night cause of it's acrobatics! hopefully i will get used to it.

 

post #20 of 50

Onemoreontheway, the actual process is exciting, being part of the "system" etc.  However, the charges are not pleasant.  It's very emotionally draining.  :(

 

babycatcher12, can you go to one of those freestanding places?  The one we're going to charges $60 (for their basic package).  I think you can get a consultation with the Dr. for like $120 or something.  

 

janellody, it's the way of the world!  lol  At first the only reason I didn't want to be chosen was because of the inconvenience.  The county we live in is HUGE and I have to travel quite a ways to get to the courthouse.  Traffic is a nightmare (although, I took the train today, and it wasn't so bad).  Plus, the issue of taking off work, but not knowing how long, etc.  But when I heard the charges, I REALLY didn't want to be chosen.  It's some heavy stuff, and definitely not fun.  :(   But, it's my civic duty, so I'll get through it and try not to let it effect me too much.  Luckily the other jurors are really nice, and there's a "class clown" who helps lighten the mood on breaks.  :)

 

MeredithA, I don't think it's too early to start decorating.  ;)

 

Astraia, sorry to hear that.  :(  Lack of sleep is so hard.  I hope you get some rest soon!

 

 



 

 

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