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post #21 of 62

My boobs don't grow/change noticeably until after my babies are born. Although some changes stuck around (like the bigger areolas lol). They are feeling tender though and I generally feel better with a less restrictive bra these days....like sports bras that aren't too tight. I breastfed my son until he was almost 4. After about 2 1/2 it was mostly at home, but there was a time when he was around 3 1/2 and he got hurt, and he was a big comfort nurser. So I let him nurse right there at his cousins bday party for a minute or two to calm down. I think some people may have been too shocked to say anything lol. What suprised me though is the comments I got when he was just a few months old nursing on a bench at Disneyworld. I learned to not let it bother me, I am so happy I got to nurse him for so long (and through most of a pregnancy too). 

 

Wendipauline, I hope you are feeling better!

 

I am so tired - I started coughing last night at about midnight. At about 4am it got so bad it triggered a gag reflex and my coughing fit caused me to throw up and pee a little at the same time. huh.gif I had a midwife appointment this morning and she said its okay to take robotussin if I really need it to get some sleep. Also, she said the ultrasound I got two weeks ago shows that my placenta has moved way up and it looks like a very healthy placenta..so that's good news.  It also said they couldn't completely visualize the mouth/nose area so I may get one more ultrasound at some point. 

 

I was at a BBQ on Saturday, invited by my cousin. One of her friends asked me how far along I was but before I answered said, "You're just about due aren't you". I said no, I'm about half way (another short torso here LOL). Then I noticed she kept staring at my belly but didn't talk to me again. She had the most adorable 10 month old girl, I was surprised she had so quickly forgotten her manners towards a pregnant mama!

 

Maman...the snoogle sounds great. thumb.gif

post #22 of 62

During my first pregnancy, I was barely an A cup.  I went up from a 32 to a 34, but my cup size stayed the same.  When my milk came in, I got stretch marks on my boobs lol.gif.  I went up to like a DD or so over night.  It was wild.  DD1 was exclusively bf (no solids, formula, etc) till about 10 months, and continued to nurse till she weaned at 28 months.  If anything my boobs got smaller while I was pregnant with DD2 because I conceived her the week DD1 weaned.  She's only just recently weaned at about 32 months, and also rejected solids till roughly 10 months.  I'm currently wearing the 32 F/G nursing bras I bought about a year ago when I was losing lots of weight.  They still fit fine, but I look less full since losing my milk supply during the pregnancy.  It's kind of fun to have boobs orngtongue.gif.  DH and I joke that when we got married young and broke a year out of high school, I didn't know he'd have money, and he didn't know I'd have boobs. 

 

My girls are finally really well again.  They're appetites are back full force, which is awesome because DD1 lost 10% of her weight in about 12 hours.  DD2 is being super whiny and clingy, lots of meltdowns and tantrums, and demanding that someone "hold me UP" at all times.  She's also sleeping restlessly, and after climbing in our bed midway through the night she's tossing and turning struggling to get closer and closer to me.  I'm not pulling away from her.  It's like she' just afraid I might go somewhere.  Still, things are really MUCH better.  Today we actually went to their swim lessons, out for lunch, then to the library.  It's so good to get back into routine.  DH was sick all weekend, and stayed home yesterday too, but today he was back at work for a somewhat short day, leaving at 4pm instead of his normal 6-7pm leave time.  So glad to be closing the door on that bug.  Pretty sure it was rotovirus.

 

My little one's feet have already found my ribs.  I feel TONS of movement, even with an anterior placenta.  DH has felt it too.  DD2 announces "I feel the baby kicking" any time she puts her hands on my belly love.gif  I'm feeling way further along than I'm ready to feel, big, BH contractions that leave me catching my breath, etc.  I'm panicking realizing how much time we have left to get all of the household stuff I want done before she arrives.  Of course, I know Vella won't care if we clean out closets before she arrives, but it will definitely help MY mental health. 

 

I'm also running in circles trying to figure out how I want to handle my big girls during the birth.  I want them at the house (unless it's a really long labor during the day and they're getting crazy), but I'm not sure how I want to handle their care.  I'll already have my midwife, her assistant/back up, my doula, and a photographer.  My midwife suggested that with the doula there, it would free up DH to take care of the kids, but that is NOT what we want at all.  The doula will be there to help DH figure out how to take care of me, and to generally support us.  But, it feels like LOTS of people will be there already, and I can't think of anyone who would be good labour support for my girls... 

post #23 of 62
Re: boobs. I was a 34c when I got pg with dd. new bras were the first thing I had to buy....I went up to a D cup by the time I was 8 weeks. I don't remember exactly when, but I had to buy new bras a second time before DD was born. After my milk came in, my boobs were GINORMOUS! I think I was a G cup at that point. They slowly shrunk over the two years that I nursed and I was between a C and D when I got pg. (DD had weaned 3 months earlier). But, I got to use all the bras I'd bought on the way up and the way down. Oh, and it's time to go buy new bras again...

Speaking of nursing, if anyone is looking for a good book, check out this one:
[=http://www.amazon.com/Breastfeeding-Made-Simple-Natural-Nursing/dp/1572248610/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1337133857&sr=1-1][/]
I read a ton of breastfeeding books when pg with dd, and this has all the best info and is easy to read. The link is for the new editon, but I'm sure that it's as good as the last.
post #24 of 62

Thank you for not getting too upset.  And you are completely right.  Breast growth and breast changes are not the same thing. I'm sorry for jumping on you!  I am so involved in lactation that I TOTALLY tend to go overboard on "diagnosing" things when, like you said, they are a "variation of normal".  I love how you put that.  I'm glad you're not worried. I was coming from the angle that if you were one of those who needed to be extra conscious of keeping a good supply the first few weeks, it's better to plan sooner than later.  So sorry for completely going overboard.  I am too often thinking of  potential problems, having seen so many :-) 


Edited by 5Boysplus - 5/15/12 at 8:52pm
post #25 of 62

Ugh. Sleeping suddenly got weird for me. I think part of it is worry. My favorite position has always been lying on my left side, with bottom leg straight, top leg bent, and this tends to tilt my belly in. Please tell me this isn't bad for the baby! Lately when I do it I can feel him wriggling away and I worry it's too much pressure or something. Laying on my back is fine, but I can feel the weight of him pushing on my organs, so it's not particularly comfy. I've been sleeping bad every other way, so I really hope that side position isn't bad for him!

post #26 of 62

Ascher, I was worried about sleep positions previously and my midwife (and many of the wise people on this group!) said that a person will be uncomfortable and move before their sleep position will harm their fetus. The books all recommend left side sleeping as the absolute ideal for the fetus, so you are lucky that that is your comfortable position! I am mostly a back sleeper, and when I am flipping over onto my side I am putting a pillow between my knees such that part of the pillow is supporting the tummy. This might be a comfortable option for you also so that your tummy isn't turning in as much.

post #27 of 62

Re: bras- I've read that it can be practical and comfortable to just use normal underwire bras while nursing and pull down the fabric on the side that the babe is on and that specialized nursing bras aren't really necessary. Maybe (like everything!) this depends on the size of your breasts or how your little one likes to be held while nursing? I tried folding down the fabric on the new bra I bought yesterday (yay! so happy i bought it) and it seems pretty easy and the whole aereola was exposed.

post #28 of 62
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Re: bras- I've read that it can be practical and comfortable to just use normal underwire bras while nursing and pull down the fabric on the side that the babe is on and that specialized nursing bras aren't really necessary. Maybe (like everything!) this depends on the size of your breasts or how your little one likes to be held while nursing? I tried folding down the fabric on the new bra I bought yesterday (yay! so happy i bought it) and it seems pretty easy and the whole aereola was exposed.

 

I personally always followed the no underwire while nursing rule.  I'm wearing a 32F/G by Bravado, and it's plenty supportive enough for me.  For awhile with DD1 I wore soft bras in the realm of sports bras and just pulled them down.  Now that I'm wearing real nursing bras I can't imagine going back to that.  I like full drop cups without any of the holes for just the aereola.  I want my baby fully against my skin, and I don't want the hassle of anything sliding back up.

post #29 of 62

Hi everyone!  I was away for a long weekend and can't get caught up!  I did try to catch up on the bra/boob discussion.  I keep hoping my boobs will stop growing but they seem to keep getting bigger and bigger.  I haven't had success buying nursing bras before my milk comes in but I do seriously need to go buy a few new bras right now.  And I do mean right now! 

 

I am really looking forward to being a part of this group after our babies are born.  I had a really bad time breastfeeding my first and I didn't have much support.  I mean I saw many lactation consultants, nurses, etc. but that wasn't frequent enough.  I ended up exclusively pumping and it really got me down.  The good thing is that even though I had a c-section, my milk came in right away so I had no problem there.  Here's hoping for a better experience!  But I am already really nervous.  

 

In other news, we had the "big" ultrasound and everything looked great and it's a boy!  I would have been happy either way but I am now really enjoying the thought of being able to re-use all of DS's things.  YAY!  I hadn't been feeling particularly attached in this pregnancy and now I feel so much more so.  Seeing such a big baby in there made so much difference for me.  That and the sudden onset of major movement!  I think this guy just started doing flips all day long.  Makes me so happy!

post #30 of 62
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Re: bras- I've read that it can be practical and comfortable to just use normal underwire bras while nursing and pull down the fabric on the side that the babe is on and that specialized nursing bras aren't really necessary. Maybe (like everything!) this depends on the size of your breasts or how your little one likes to be held while nursing? I tried folding down the fabric on the new bra I bought yesterday (yay! so happy i bought it) and it seems pretty easy and the whole aereola was exposed.

 

I only use underwire bras. I get a uniboob with the no underwire but they are more comfortable. I would not be able to just pull the fabric to the side. I reallyprefer the snaps on the nursing bras.

 

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Originally Posted by ascher21 View Post

Ugh. Sleeping suddenly got weird for me. I think part of it is worry. My favorite position has always been lying on my left side, with bottom leg straight, top leg bent, and this tends to tilt my belly in. Please tell me this isn't bad for the baby! Lately when I do it I can feel him wriggling away and I worry it's too much pressure or something. Laying on my back is fine, but I can feel the weight of him pushing on my organs, so it's not particularly comfy. I've been sleeping bad every other way, so I really hope that side position isn't bad for him!

 

I lay like that ALL THE TIME. Honestly, I think I sleep the entire night like that. I'm not worried about the baby, there's plenty of room to wiggle around in you still. ONce you get uncomfortable you will adjust and putting a pillow between your knees when laying on your side and a pillow under your belly to support the weight (or just get a big ol body pillow from Target or so) will help greatly.

post #31 of 62

Hello Ladies!  It sounds like a lot of us are in the same spot right now: big boobs, awkward sleep.

 

I've purchased underwire free nursing bras and LOVE them.  I have three of the Bravado Basics bras from Target, a Pea in the Pod nursing bra on sale at destinationmaternity.com, and another Bravado on sale at Amazon.com.  They are so comfortable.  Maybe not the most flattering, but I'm just trying to play up my glowing skin and shiny hair and hoping that with that and my big belly, people don't pay that much attention.  innocent.gif

 

Is anyone else miserably hot at night?  I've turned the a/c down as low as 70 and feel bad making it colder, both for DH and for the environment.  I sleep in practically no clothes with no covers, and no luck.  I am like a furnace.  Then my little HoneyBee starts jamming out (I swear she's playing Party Rock Anthem, "every day I'm shuffling..." in there!)  I've taken to keeping a thermal bottle of ice cold water by the bed and that helps a bit.  But it's rough when you wake up groggy in the morning and have to drag booty to work.

post #32 of 62

I get warm once a night--everytime it's when the ac has stopped because it's not quite sure it's warmer than 74. I guess I grew up with a comforter on my feet, because not having weight on them is weird, and so then I don't sleep because of that or I don't sleep because I'm warm. :) Don't have much advice, but perhaps a fan would help?

post #33 of 62
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I received some pretty rude comments (on Mother's Day, no less) about *still* nursing my girls.  Something to the effect of how they are too old for that (they just turned 16 months) and aren't even eating anyway.  And this was from family members!  I can only imagine what they'll say if these two are still nursing when the next set arrive...

Oy vey! They're still babies at 16 months. My goodness, people. (The "too old" comments kill me when they're directed at kids who are the same age as lots of other kids who still take a pacifier/sleep in a crib/wear a diaper/take a bottle/etc etc etc.)
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For the past few weeks I've been having trouble getting comfortable to sleep so I bought a Snoogle. O.M.G. Best purchase of my life. Slept like a baby 3 days in a row so far.

I am soooo looking forward to maternity leave. I will have a year off and I'm scheduled to leave 2 weeks before my due date. But today I found out I have an extra week of holidays so I actually get to leave on Aug 3! A whole month off before baby comes! 

I have a snoogle! I actually haven't used it yet this pregnancy, but after this point last time around I could not live without it. I loaned it to my SIL and my best friend too, and my BF bought a new cover and it's still going strong. It's awesome.

I'm also inordinately looking forward to mat leave. I worked all day the day I was induced with DD and then went back at 10 weeks PP, only just barely feeling like a human being again (c/s with rough recovery and subsequent issues BFing). We've planned/saved for me to take a year off this time, with hopefully most likely some time before the baby comes, too. joy.gif
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A question for all the people who have been pregnant before- I'm out of bras that fit. I have sports bras that are fine, but I don't have anything left for underneath work shirts, so I am just wearing camisoles now. In your experiences, did your breasts stop getting bigger by now (I am 24 weeks) or should I expect them to continue to grow? I don't want to buy a bra that I'm going to outgrow in a couple weeks, but it's kind of ridiculous not having proper clothing.

I was surprised that at two of my yoga classes last week two different women told me how awesome they think it is that I keep practicing during the pregnancy... I just say I am the same person as I was before getting pregnant, and if I am healthy and physically able to continue practicing I won't give up my practice. I don't think they actually think pregnant women should just stay home. My sweetheart says they probably just want something to say, and it comes out strange.

I think maybe the women at your class were just remembering/projecting their own experience. If they (or pregnant women close to them) got to where it was physically uncomfortable / impossible to do the kind of yoga you're doing, then clearly it should be that way for you, too -- or at least it's surprising when it's not. (Or maybe they really don't like exercising and so think "You're pregnant! You have a pass!")

Re: boobs. My boobs continued to grow in the 2nd half last time around smile.gif I went from a barely-B to an overfull-C over the course of the pregnancy, and then my milk came in and they got HUGE. HUGE I tell you. (I know those of you who have been blessed in that department probably wouldn't think so, but coming from someone who really could wear an A or a camisole with no problems at all to someone who NEEDS to put on a bra in the morning ... things were strange.) They deflated some after the first weeks, and then normalized more, and then went down again when DD was over a year. Anywho, bras in B, C, and D actually all came in handy, though I did wear a nursing tank a lot to supplement, since I'm cheap and bras are expensive.

Also, regarding boob changes, is it a variation of normal to have no changes at all? I really did think that some change (sensitivity or shape or size or size/color of aureola) did need to change as the breasts gear up for milk production. I do realize that the original commenter said just change in boob size, though, not no change.
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Honestly, breastfeeding is one of the things that I'm looking forward to. Aahh, I can't wait for the "suck, suck, swallow, sigh, suck, suck, swallow, sigh", so sweet. smile.gif.

I saw a documentation on cloth diapering the other day on youtube and they  made it all abuot the environment. A 'study' found that clothies are not better environmentally than sposies...umm...i don't think so. I'm sorry but it doesn't matter if my poop goes down the drain or my kids' poop and I still have to do laundry anyway. In the end, my cloth diapers are most likely not laying in some landfill 40yards below other crap, slowly leaking of whatever chemical is in there...doing so for the next 300 years. No way Jose. Yes, even clothies have plastic but chances are, they are going to be reused by someone else and the cycle of throwing away and not degrading slows down quite a bit.

Breastfeeding is one of the main things I'm looking forward to, too smile.gif

I've heard the argument that cloth are actually worse for the environment before, too, but it's never been convincing to me. Don't the factories that produce sposies use a ton of water, too? Is that figured in? And I really don't see anybody suggesting that we all switch to plastic one-use disposable clothes for the sake of the environment -- seriously, if plastic diapers are better for the environment, why do we wear regular clothes? I did CD primarily for the cost savings, and wooo boy, they've been way cheaper for us.
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Regarding breastfeeding comments - In the first trimester one of my friends said, "Why don't you just wean her already?" I don't think she was trying to be rude I think she just honestly didn't understand. I wasn't taking anything for morning sickness because of breastfeeding and also just because I don't like taking any medication during pregnancy and she was just totally confused why I'd put myself through that. The last thing I wanted to deal with at that point was a miserable weaning toddler. She's only 20 months. I've also had comments about DD having "a lot of teeth". So annoying. I used to be really critical of breastfeeding in public and breastfeeding toddlers but I've learned a lot since then so I try to keep in mind that they just don't understand. Really, people need to learn that you don't ever tell a woman when to wean her child. 

Yeah, I don't think all of the comments are coming from a totally judgmental place. I really think a lot of people just don't get it and a kind word in response / a tiny bit of education can go a longer way than being defensive (but I can get defensive). This is also why I love LLL. I'm a complainer, and there are times when I REALLY want to complain about some aspect of BFing but feel like I can't do it in regular company, lest it come across as discouraging someone from BFing or invite comments to "just wean already" or "formula is fine." But anyway, I like to go to LLL and complain sometimes.
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I ended up exclusively pumping and it really got me down.  The good thing is that even though I had a c-section, my milk came in right away so I had no problem there.  Here's hoping for a better experience!  But I am already really nervous.  

Exclusive pumpers have my undying respect. bow.gif

AFM - Feeling lots of movement finally joy.gif
post #34 of 62

I have another question (lots of posting today, I know). So DH and I have finally decided on what help we want immediately following the birth and he understands why. Originally MIL wanted to help out for 2 weeks, but I insisted it only be 1 to my husband and I explained why. MIL and I don't have the best relationship and I don't want a lot of time with her during recoup/transition to parenthood/lack of sleep. So my question is: do you think it is ok to just have my husband tell her? The last time I asked my husband to speak to her about something she rudely walked right up to me afterwards and started talking to me about it. Kinda defeats the purpose. I'm dreading that I'll get a call from her, that she'll assume I'm sending him to do my dirty work. Anyone try this before and have it backfire?

 

I don't want to completely open the MIL topic again, but just curious if this specific idea seems fine or it's a bad idea.

post #35 of 62
Thread Starter 

Oh wow, so many things I want to reply to!

 

Boobs: With my first, I went from an A/B cup pre-pregnancy, to a C cup by about 20 weeks (I had more stretch marks on my boobs than on my belly) and up to a D for the first little while of nursing before settling back to a C for about 2 years. About 5 months before DD weaned (and about 2 months before getting pregnant with number 2) I began to seriously lose some weight and my boobs deflated back to pre-pregnancy size. They actually stayed that way until shortly after DD weaned when they poofed back up. So basically, all I'm saying is don't be surprised by anything your boobs do, and don't buy too many bras at once! lol.

 

On the Bra front, I highly recommend getting a couple decent nursing bras. You can just fold down your non-nursing bras but it's not as handy and it's really hard on them, causing them to wear out a lot faster. I think underwire or not is personal preference unless you are prone to plugged ducts and mastitis. Personally, I liked non-underwire until my supply had stabalized and I stopped getting engored, after that underwire was better for just because it looks so much better.

 

Extended breastfeeding - I nursed DD to just past 2 1/2 and never really got much flack for it. I think I mostly hang out in a little AP bubble, and I'm always a bit shocked to come out of it and reallize how far outside the norm we are. I do agree that often people are coming from a place of shear ignorance (in the true sense of the word) and if we can educate we should. That doesn't make it any easier to take though, especially when it's coming from family. You should be able to feed your children in peace, no matter how you choose to do it!

 

We had a bit of a rough start to nursing DD. She was suctioned at birth and I think had a sore jaw and mouth. So she'd barely latch for more than a couple minutes at first and was more and more resistent to it until about 3 days old. At that point I pumped and syringe fed for 3 days before she finally started to latch with a  nipple shield. I'm so thankful we had good support from our midwives who made sure we had options other than a bottle in those first few days. 3 days of exclusive pumping left me totally in awe of those of you who have exclusively pumped for an extended period of time!

 

Sleep - I sleep in that semi-side, bottom leg straight, top leg bent position all the time. I do find it's occassionally starting to get less comfortable now, though so it might be time to break out the pillows for some extra support. I tend to flip sides a lot during the night so it's a real pain to be adjusting pillows all the time. I've actually been sleeping better than I was a month or so ago, although DD has a cold so she's been awake a lot this week which isn't helping things any.

 

I'm jealous of all of you that have great skin and hair. This pregnancy I seem to have lank, limp hair and constant break outs. I've also gained way more weight than I wanted so I'm not feeling super great about my body right now. I finally went through my closet and packed up everything that doesn't fit right now. It definitely helps not to be confronted with a closet full of too small clothes every time I go get dressed.

 

Other than that, not much is going on here. DD and I both have colds so we are pretty cranky, and DH is going out of town for the next 3 days so that's not going to help any. On the other hand, I'm finally getting my butt in gear and getting the house in order, so that's making me feel so much better. I hate living in clutter, but once it gets out of control, it can be so hard to get the motivation to get everything back in order.

 

Wow, that got long! Have a great day everyone!

 

Edited to add: Ascher, yes I think it's fine to have your husband talk to her. She's his Mother after all! I think a lot of the time husbands get off the hook for that sort of thing! I try to make sure DH is dealing with his side of the family as much as possible (although MIL and I have a good relationship most of the time so it's seldom an issue.) On the other hand, I've occassionally found that DH doesn't do a good job getting the point across in which case I'm better off just to do it myself, so  guess whichever method is going to get it over with fastest and with the least drama is the one I'd go with.

post #36 of 62

Boobs--Mine have only just grown a little bit in the last month or so, which is weird since they got bigger AFTER DS weaned!  With my first, I swelled so much starting early (around 27w) that I had to go up two band sizes and kept the cup size (DD) so the equivalent of going up 2 cup sizes as well. When my milk came in, they literally were the size of cantaloupes and all I could wear were the  soft sleep bras from Motherhood for about 2 weeks. I settled in at a 34G/H for about the first 9 months and then was back to normal when I got pg again.  This time, my boobs had gotten smaller (only a D cup!!) around the time my DS turned a year, and just now I am filling out my DDs again, not quite even. I never had to change bra sizes with #2 or #3 until they were born. Those huge bras from #1 are still nearly new in the back of my drawer!

 

 

EBF--I got more flak for ERF than EBF!!  Although the longest I've nursed is 19m, so not really into toddlerhood. My husband was BF until he was at least 2, so I have a BIIIG pass with the ILs :) 

 

 

Sleep--IDK if anyone has mentioned this yet, but that side/leg bent position works for a loong time if you put a pillow under the bent leg to create a little space. I sleep like that but on my right, so I'm trying to train myself to sleep on my left. Especially since my kids are all ROA by the end. Boo!

 

 

mole--I am still practicing non-prenatal yoga. Most of the people in my class saw me during my last pgcy, so it's not as shocking to them this time. I did get lots of comments toward the end. Some of them are, honestly, compliments. Others are just rude. And everyone seemed to think I was going into labor *right there*. ha!  But I do think that it is uncommon enough to see a quite pregnant woman exercising in anyway that people feel the need to comment, and that gets annoying.

post #37 of 62

5boysplus, gotcha. Makes total sense for you to be attuned to that. And nice to know, too, that if I or any of us do end up with issues, we've got a knowledgeable source to turn to here. :)

 

crystal_buffalo, I don't have any definitive answers but I can tell you what I've seen in my reading, which is that there's really no telling. What I'm seeing is that once mothers present with supply issues, the LC or other professional can look back on it in retrospect as an early sign, but not seeing changes during pregnancy is not necessarily predictive of later issues. And then on the other side: although my breasts aren't larger, my nipples and areolae got darker and Montgomery's tubercles came out to play early on, and at this point I'm producing colostrum, which should be encouraging.. but I've also read accounts of women who have had 'normal' growth and/or other changes and have had colostrum during pregnancy and still end up with problems after birth. It really seems to be one of those (many, many) pregnancy-related things that you can't know until you get there, so, as with those other things, I figure you hope for the best and plan for what to do (or at least try) if it doesn't work out that way. 

 

Sleep.. Oddly, sleeping has been okay for me lately except that I keep waking up with a pinched feeling between my shoulder blades. I can't explain it- something must be going on with my positioning, but..?

post #38 of 62

Boobs-  With DD mine didn't change all that much.  I had supply issues, but I think that was more due to my own un-education at the beginning.  This pg, they haven't really grown, but DH says they're plumper.  He's enjoying them. 

 

Had an OB visit on Monday.  She's not real supportive of my wish to VBAC so I'm seeing another Dr. for a 2nd opinion in a couple of weeks.  I started a thread about this so I won't repeat. 

 

Otherwise, I feel good, energy comes and goes.  No strange food cravings or hormone/mood swings lately.  I feel strangely normal!!

post #39 of 62
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Originally Posted by ascher21 View Post

Ugh. Sleeping suddenly got weird for me. I think part of it is worry. My favorite position has always been lying on my left side, with bottom leg straight, top leg bent, and this tends to tilt my belly in. Please tell me this isn't bad for the baby! Lately when I do it I can feel him wriggling away and I worry it's too much pressure or something. Laying on my back is fine, but I can feel the weight of him pushing on my organs, so it's not particularly comfy. I've been sleeping bad every other way, so I really hope that side position isn't bad for him!

This is my favourite position, too. I had the same concern. Then I bought the Snoogle pillow and it comes up so high that my chest reaches the pillow before my belly reaches the bed (if that makes sense?) so I no longer feel like I'm squishing the baby. Yet I feel like I am in my preferred position - but BETTER. 

 

I am never, ever, ever getting rid of that pillow. I love it more than my husband. True story. LOL

 

Also, regarding your MIL, it is my opinion that it is your husband's JOB and OBLIGATION to handle his family and for you to handle yours. 

 

RE: Boobs

When I had my last daughter almost 7 years ago, I swear there was no such thing as underwire nursing bras. I am really looking forward to hoisting up the girls to their ideal height during daylight hours. LOL Luckily, my boobs haven't grow enough for me to need new bras yet but I did go up to a G after delivery last time. 

 

 

 

 

Edited by MamanFrancaise - 5/16/12 at 4:32pm
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hi Girls!  I have been super busy the past week or so and haven't had much computer time!  I am feeling good.  DH and I have been fighting a lot so that is the hardest thing for me right now, hopefully it turns around soon. 

 

Re: Boobs - With Dd my boobs went from A to C within weeks of being pregnant and then Ds when my milk came in.  this time I have just gone from A to B, so I imagine I will be C once milk arrives.  I LOVED nursing tanks with DD!!  I used regular bras a couple times when she was an older nursling and they got ruined (underwires broke through the seems) after just a few nursing sessions.  I recommend a couple nursing bras and I would say 7 nursing tanks, they are the best!

 

I had a midwife appointment last Friday and everything sounds and looks great!  She was actually REALLY happy with my blood pressure and pulse, asking if I have been exercising and to keep up whatever I have been doing!  We started talking about birth etc, I feel like I am starting to bond with her.  I also found out that I will have two midwives and a student midwife and the birth.  I think it will be great to have three sets of hands, just in case we need a little extra support for DD. 

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