Can you believe it's July already?
Many of us have hit the 2nd trimester and the rest are not far behind. How are you all feeling?
Feeling pretty great! Dreams are still really crazy but the exhaustion and morning sickness have let up for the most part. I'm into my 13th week now and honestly without many symptoms reminding me every single minute that I'm pregnant I have a hard time feeling like it's real. I'm sure all that will change as soon as I have a real belly and start feeling the little guppy in there...
I'm 11 weeks today and the nausea and fatigue are still constant all day long. The fatigue is the toughest right now as I have two children that I am having trouble keeping up with! I'm having a bit of trouble doing up certain pairs of pants and it is getting a little hard to hide my growing belly at work. I have two more weeks left before going on vacation so am hoping I can hide a bit longer and tell my colleagues when I return from vacation. I'll be in my 15th week by then and will feel much more comfortable sharing my news!
I'm full into the sweet spot of the second trimester with movement, a cute (not awe inspiring) belly, and not so large that I feel like a loping cow. My hips pop and ache and I could do without vericose veins thanks very much, but I cannot complain. I'll be thirty-seven in a couple weeks and have been pregnant three times in the last three years (neveryoumind seven times total) so I think I'm doing ok. My workouts are kicking my butt, however I mean it to be so. I intend on coming out of this pregnancy in better shape than when we conceived.
I am still undecided on finding out baby's sex. Some days it's a yes and some a no. My US is on the 30th so there are a few weeks yet. It's a matter of my SO not wanting to know, not caring either way about his/her sex, loving the idea of aggravating my family with suspense versus the fact that I cannot stand to wait.
To those of you still nursing - how's it going? My babe just turned one and almost never nurses during the day. It seems like he's on it nearly constantly for hours at night. Nursing has turned irritating with the nipple sensitivity and toddler shenanigans. Why do they pinch?? I so look forward to that cuddly sweetness of a nursing newborn.
How is life treating you, itsajenism?
Things are going great here! We still haven't told many people yet, just my mother, father, sister....and my tenant. I'm really want to cherish every day of this pregnancy as it might be my last (I'm 38 and DH said no more than two). We heard the heartbeat last Friday - boy - isn't that amazing? We won't be finding out the sex until the birthday....one of the best parts of holding off on finding out is to see how it KILLS everyone else not to know!
Dude. This is also a major problem in my life! I successfully nursed through another pregnancy and went on to tandem nurse, and never thought I'd struggle doing it again. But this time my baby is a more difficult nurser and my nipples are soooo sensitive. I definitely want to push through this phase, but I just had to vent that out a little bit. How are you coping?
I was still nursing at the beginning of this pregnancy, but haven't in the past 3 weeks. DS2 is 2.5 years and was only nursing for nap and bedtime and it got to a point where he wasn't even nursing for milk anymore but just comfort nursing. Honestly, I could not handle the comfort nursing anymore so I weaned him. He has only asked a few times since. I really didn't want to wean him at all but it was frustrating for both of us so I feel like it was the best thing to do.
I made it all the way to 13 weeks without throwing up, only to end up throwing up last night. Now I've been working all day to squash the nausea. Ugh. I'm so pissed that I made it so far only to end up getting sick. Hopefully it was just a one time deal. I really don't want to end up feeling this way for half the pregnancy like I did with my other two.
Other than that, I'm just kind of coasting along and waiting somewhat impatiently to start feeling better.
Oh! I did just find out that my little sister is pregnant (after 9 months of trying)! She's about 8 weeks behind me.
I am feeling sick and exhausted all day long. My sickness tends to peak right around the hour long commute home from work during rush hour. Nothing like trying to hide the fact that I am thisclose to puking on the commuter next to me on the train! Anything in my mouth makes me gag; a toothbrush, gum, my tongue, etc. And my boys find it absolutely hilarious when I gag, the stand outside the door giggling!
I am big, I am down to only a handful of outfits that fit. I think I'll pull out the maternity clothes this weekend. I haven't told my colleagues yet (just my reporting manager), but I notice they are looking more at my belly then my face when they talk to me. I'll probably have to say something soon.
I was nursing DS2 up until last week. I didn't want to full-out wean, but I just couldn't handle nursing him anymore. Like many pp's, it was super painful, and nursing off one boob and playing with the other drove me absolutely insane! I just began distracting him when he asked, and he took it all in stride! He hasn't asked to nurse in 6 days now, and I haven't offered. I didn't think it would have gone this smoothly. I was more looking to cut back our sessions, but looks like he we are done completely. I am sad and relieved at the same time.
I'll be 11 weeks tomorrow, and am definitely still tired and nauseous. I have to travel for work somewhat frequently, and it's amazing how traveling and giving presentations quash my nausea! I guess a little adrenaline does the trick. I'm hoping that by the time I get to week 13 or 14 I'll be feeling more energetic and eating more normally (i.e., more veggies, fewer carbs). Not really showing yet, and I'm itching to tell more people ... but trying to hold off until our 12-week ultrasound confirms everything's still all good. I'm having lots of dreams about providing inadequate care to other people's children ... clearly feeling a little anxious about being a new mom.
Feeling pretty groovy or *elegant* here at 10 weeks. Morning sickness is winding down (I'm always done be 12 wks! ) and I'm having more energy days.
Homeschooling 5 kiddos has me sacked come night time, not to mention keeping up the housework (what housework?!) Thank God my honey is a cook and LOOOOOVES to make food for me and the kiddos of course so at least I don't have to worry about making dinner!
My baby boy is now a whopping 20 months and wants to continue nursing still. He only nurses to go to sleep so it's not too bad although uncomfortable. I just try and knit or read to keep my mind off the grating, pinching, pulling, biting, raspberries, and then grinning-at-me-when-I-flinch.......
No really I love this time when I've got lots of EXTRA MOMMY HORMONEEEES going on and no tiny baby yet.
So I just pour it on my kiddos, especially my toddler and watch him swim
I would just play hookey! If you don't want this shower, let her invite whomever she wants then....oops. Something came up!
Like any mom-to-be needs extra stress.
I just got through THE WEEKEND FROM HELL with my inlaws. Staying all together at the beach house....They don't know I'm preggo yet, (Thank God or I might be in the same boat as you!) they all have very different opinions of 'big families'. It was rough. Enough said.
I don't feel I can play hookey, although my DH said the same thing! She has got my best friend in on it (best friend is going to be the "Host" and my mom is just paying for everything) I will at least know the guest list, and who will actually be there to mentally prepare. But I cant leave my friend like that. I also figure I can hopefully get some cloth diapers as gifts because then I don't have to buy them, and that's almost all I really need.
I would LOVE a big family! I only have one brother and I always wanted more siblings. I don't think my husband would like a big family, but having 4 or 5 kids I think would be awesome!