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Name: Meredith

Weeks/Days along: 24 weeks today!

Appointments: sometime in February

Symptoms: nothing new really. hungry all the time!

Food: Everything! But especially cereal still. Kiddie cereal that is so terrible that I normally wouldn't ever have it in the house. Cocoa puffs, Fruit Loops, Cinnamon Toast Crunch...my 3 year old was shocked pleasantly surprised when he saw me pouring fruit loops...and pouring a bowl for him as well! He is really enjoying being on the crazy mommy's pregnant diet, but I need to start eating more real food. 2000 calories per day of cereal isn't exactly an ideal diet. 

Exercise: I walk every now and then in the neighborhood, but nothing regular

Body changes and other milestones: Outgrew a couple maternity items already!!! Growing quickly! 

Thoughts Baby used to move all the time. Now he moves after meals and I feel him swishing in there every so often, but his activity has really decreased the past few days. Not sure if I should be concerned or if he is just moving less because he has less room as he gets bigger? I've been in full-on decorating mode and even though we have such a teeny tiny space that is devoted to baby, I am enjoying planning how to set up his little corner of the house.  

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This is awesome. I did too :) 

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Body changes and other milestones: Outgrew a couple maternity items already!!! Growing quickly! 

 

Also - I think re: baby movement, it could be growth, position, I have been noticing a change in movements too - still moving a lot but there was a shift this weekend - I think I recall changes in when/how often baby moved with my first pregnancy as well. 

And, of course, the more movement you are doing the more sleep I bet he is doing.  I noticed, for example (and this is kind of sad) but baby moved so much when I was essentially nailed to my desk writing and then when that project finished, and I became more active, he didn't move (or I didn't notice it) as often...
 

 

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Persephassa... 

 

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--i like both of them but i need to decide soon which one! my husband isn't helpful, he won't tell me which one he liked better. they're both not fully certified yet; they attended DONA training and have been to about 5 births each--it seemed like some of the more experienced ones are already booked or don't answer their emails or are super xian (went to bible college, pastor's wives), which i don't think i would mesh with well. i don't know! one was younger, and also does things like write plays for local productions and teach yoga, and the other was a bit older and had worked for years as a hospice nurse and also does massage therapy... oh dear.

 

plus, i made an appointment to tour the birthing center in dayton on feb. 19. it is about an hour's drive for us (vs local hospital, 1 mile away) but it seems attractive, so we'll go see about that.

We llive in Dayton. I am planning to give birth at the birth center too. i haven't toured it yet, but have heard such wonderful things about it. We used to live in Cincinnati, and I even had a friend that drove up from there to give birth at Family Beginnings. Anyway, my OB (who is awesome if you are looking for one in Dayton) gave me some Doula names that he really likes. Amy Chavez and Janet Ogden. I haven't tried to contact either yet, but thought you might be interested. I am not sure if I will hire a doula or not. He gave me their names after we talked about my choice to do Hypnobabies, so I am not sure if he has just had great experiences with them, or if they have more experience with Hypnobabies moms, either way, it might be worth a try to contact one of them if you haven't already.

 

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Now he moves after meals and I feel him swishing in there every so often, but his activity has really decreased the past few days. Not sure if I should be concerned or if he is just moving less because he has less room as he gets bigger? I've been in full-on decorating mode and even though we have such a teeny tiny space that is devoted to baby, I am enjoying planning how to set up his little corner of the house.  


From what I've heard, keeping track of movement isn't reliable until the 3rd trimester, at which point they advocate doing kick-counts at the same time each day. So I wouldn't worry too much at this point!

 

Oh, and I'm loving the sugar cereal as well! I have a 3-year-old too. Has he expressed much interested in the new baby? I don't think mine really gets it yet, although he has started lovingly rubbing my belly, which is very sweet.

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From what I've heard, keeping track of movement isn't reliable until the 3rd trimester, at which point they advocate doing kick-counts at the same time each day. So I wouldn't worry too much at this point!

 

Oh, and I'm loving the sugar cereal as well! I have a 3-year-old too. Has he expressed much interested in the new baby? I don't think mine really gets it yet, although he has started lovingly rubbing my belly, which is very sweet.



Thanks! I guess I'll just relax about the movement for now. I mean, he is still moving, but just not as much. 

 

As for the 3 year old, he is curious, but like yours doesn't quite get it. He understands basic time concepts (tomorrow, yesterday, in 5 minutes, etc.) but "baby is coming in May" might as well be "Baby is coming in 5 years"...He lovingly rubs my tummy too, but I think he is just copying DH! The baby's corner/room/space will be right where his train table is currently set up in the office, and he is not thrilled about this. He loves telling people "I'm getting a baby brother" because he gets a lot of attention when he says it! He also gets concerned at midwife appointments. He screamed at the midwife at the last appointment as she tried to listen to the heartbeat with the fetoscope. He said "Don't push too hard! Don't hurt mommy's baby!". When I got my ultrasounds, he held my hand. 3 year olds can be so sweet!!!

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Thanks! I guess I'll just relax about the movement for now. I mean, he is still moving, but just not as much. 

 

As for the 3 year old, he is curious, but like yours doesn't quite get it. He understands basic time concepts (tomorrow, yesterday, in 5 minutes, etc.) but "baby is coming in May" might as well be "Baby is coming in 5 years"...He lovingly rubs my tummy too, but I think he is just copying DH! The baby's corner/room/space will be right where his train table is currently set up in the office, and he is not thrilled about this. He loves telling people "I'm getting a baby brother" because he gets a lot of attention when he says it! He also gets concerned at midwife appointments. He screamed at the midwife at the last appointment as she tried to listen to the heartbeat with the fetoscope. He said "Don't push too hard! Don't hurt mommy's baby!". When I got my ultrasounds, he held my hand. 3 year olds can be so sweet!!!



Oh my goodness!  That's so sweet!  love.gif

 

I spent about 5 minutes in the cereal isle today trying to decide what cereal I wanted.  Thankfully SO is very patient.  I ended up with Coco Puffs.  :)  Yum.

 

 

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My DH and kids picked out this cinnamon roll cereal from costco... um, it had sugar as an ingredient twice!  The third and 4th ingredient.... at least it was sugar and not high fructose corn syrup...

 

But I ate 1/2 the box... so that is like an entire "regular" box of cereal.... Sheepish.gif

 

Now we are back to only oatmeal and homemade granola!  Granola is super easy to make if you want something a little different. 

 

I made oatmeal chocolate chip cookies and ate most of them... at least I shared with the kids?  And we have icecream in the freezer and I haven't eaten any of it.  (usually I eat it all)...

 

Meredith, that is so super cute.

 

I keep meaning to respond to everyone's post, but my brain is like mush and I forget!!! I've logged into my email like 5 times today, wanting to contact someone, and then I totally forget who/what I was going to do...

 

But I am reading everyones' posts and enjoying them! 

 

 

Edit to add:

 

I remember what I was going to ask! dizzy.gif  Is anyone else loving their red raspberry tea these days?  My goodness, I can't get enough of it!  I also picked up the womans mother to be yogi tea, which is really yummy, too.  I am loving the tea and and hypnobabies joyful pregnancy affirmations together, too....

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Forest, I am having the same problem with remembering to write everyone. Obviously the preggo brain has hit me full force - just see poor Roxi's and my communication. LOL

 

I am hoping to order hypnobabies this week...Any one know where the cheapest place to get the home studies course is?

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Also, I ate another entire box  (6) of doughnuts today. Seriously. I don't know what is wrong with me. I can not get enough sugar all of a sudden.

 

(PPS) ok. I ate 5. There is still one left. I may as well eat it, its just sitting there. what the heck though.

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I had my first serious case of pregnancy emotions tonight.  I'm an emotional person anyway, and since becoming pregnant I've gotten teary over Wendy's commercials, not being able to find jeans in my size, things like that.  But tonight was totally ridiculous and embarrassing.  I'm so glad no one was here.  I was sending out a message to my mom and sisters about Reese selling GS Cookies.  I was telling them about the new Savannah Smiles cookies, celebrating the 100 year anniversary of Girl Scouts.  For some reason that made my cry.  Twice.  I cried when I typed it, and I cried again when I proof-read the message.  I don't even know why.  It's not like I'm a life-long GS member or anything.  I really love Savannah though...so maybe that was it?  Geez.

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Forest - it's a good thing you wrote about RRL tea.  I remembered on the way home from work that I would need to turn the tea pot on and then promptly forgot until I read your post.  I've definitely got pregnancy brain!  Anyway, I love having my tea every night.

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Forest, I am having the same problem with remembering to write everyone. Obviously the preggo brain has hit me full force - just see poor Roxi's and my communication. LOL

 

I am hoping to order hypnobabies this week...Any one know where the cheapest place to get the home studies course is?


I think maybe ebay? JynGrl might know a good source, too!

 



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Also, I ate another entire box  (6) of doughnuts today. Seriously. I don't know what is wrong with me. I can not get enough sugar all of a sudden.

 

(PPS) ok. I ate 5. There is still one left. I may as well eat it, its just sitting there. what the heck though.


Might as well go all the way!  LOL

 



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I had my first serious case of pregnancy emotions tonight.  I'm an emotional person anyway, and since becoming pregnant I've gotten teary over Wendy's commercials, not being able to find jeans in my size, things like that.  But tonight was totally ridiculous and embarrassing.  I'm so glad no one was here.  I was sending out a message to my mom and sisters about Reese selling GS Cookies.  I was telling them about the new Savannah Smiles cookies, celebrating the 100 year anniversary of Girl Scouts.  For some reason that made my cry.  Twice.  I cried when I typed it, and I cried again when I proof-read the message.  I don't even know why.  It's not like I'm a life-long GS member or anything.  I really love Savannah though...so maybe that was it?  Geez.


Ah, I totally know what you mean about crying about silly things and being like, I don't even know why I am crying!  Its nice to feel different things, though.  Your post made me smile! 

 



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Forest - it's a good thing you wrote about RRL tea.  I remembered on the way home from work that I would need to turn the tea pot on and then promptly forgot until I read your post.  I've definitely got pregnancy brain!  Anyway, I love having my tea every night.


LOL~ This totally made me laugh, too!  Glad I could be of help! 

 

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I remember what I was going to ask! dizzy.gif  Is anyone else loving their red raspberry tea these days?  My goodness, I can't get enough of it!  I also picked up the womans mother to be yogi tea, which is really yummy, too.  I am loving the tea and and hypnobabies joyful pregnancy affirmations together, too....


Eh, no! For some reason I can't get into the RRL tea. I got a RRL tincture from my midwife that is very strong (and alcoholic) but I just put a couple droppers into a glass of juice and drink it that way. I really wanted to like the regular tea...I just don't! I'm sipping on Trader Joes Chai Tea Latte right now anything more tea-like than that grosses me out at the moment. Still loving my decaf coffee though. 

 


 

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I had my first serious case of pregnancy emotions tonight.  I'm an emotional person anyway, and since becoming pregnant I've gotten teary over Wendy's commercials, not being able to find jeans in my size, things like that.  But tonight was totally ridiculous and embarrassing.  I'm so glad no one was here.  I was sending out a message to my mom and sisters about Reese selling GS Cookies.  I was telling them about the new Savannah Smiles cookies, celebrating the 100 year anniversary of Girl Scouts.  For some reason that made my cry.  Twice.  I cried when I typed it, and I cried again when I proof-read the message.  I don't even know why.  It's not like I'm a life-long GS member or anything.  I really love Savannah though...so maybe that was it?  Geez.

Lololol!!! This made me laugh!!! I haven't cried over cookies (yet), but I've been overly emotional also. 
 

 

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I keep crying over songs on the radio or things I'm reading and then always realize-- wait, I can just change the station or put down the book! I don't HAVE to sit here crying! It's always some huge and exciting realization, but it happens a few times a day. I can't even tell people about certain things- like a news article I read about an abandoned dog, etc, without bawling. Terrible.

 

RRL tea- blech. I haven't been taking it, I really really don't like it and I'm still trying to recover from taking it 2 years ago with my son! Yuck yuck. I had honestly put it totally out of my mind until just now :P I like the idea of the tincture, Meredith, I'll need to look into that.

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Re: RRL tea... I had read that many people don't like the flavor, have trouble drinking it, etc.  So from the very beginning I put in hibiscus (mostly for coloring - I like that my Red RL tea is acutally red) and lavendar flowers to enhance the taste.  So, if you want to give it another try, maybe adding something to it will help.

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Getting ready to go in my follow-up ultrasound this morning. Ultrasounds still make me crazy. Hope her kidneys are nice and clear! I'll keep you posted.

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I will be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers this morning, Sandy. Let us know how it goes!

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Anyone not feeling a ton of movement yet?! It worries me sometimes, but then he will kick me a bit. I just wish I felt it more than I do.

 

I have an anterior placenta so its shielding a lot of his movements, but I wanna feel more. Anyway I can  do that?!!

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I don't mind the taste of RRL tea, I'm just not in the habit of drinking of it regularly.  :\  I think I'll go make a cup now.  I bought some raw local honey yesterday at the grocery store, so I'm excited to try it! :)

 

Sorry you're not feeling much movement yet Sara.  I don't know much about anterior placentas, but I think once the baby gets bigger and stronger you'll feel more.  Hopefully soon!  :)

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Have y'all tried the Yogi tea "woman's mother to be"?  It has a lot of mint and so has a minty flavor... it has less RRL, but is still good and has other good stuff!  So if you don't like RRL, you might like that tea....

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