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post #141 of 199
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I've been meaning to get on magnesium! Think I'll run out for some tomorrow especially if the same thing happens tonight. Last two pregnancies I took it for constipation, too.

post #142 of 199

oh boooo! i found a little purple bump/line by the side of my right knee in the shower this morning. shake.gif

post #143 of 199
Well I added wheat back into my diet in an effort to gain some more weight, since I was only 101 lbs at 24 weeks. Weight gain (and my appetite) has definitely picked up but now I'm SO tired in the evenings!
7:00 is a reasonable bed time, right?? ;p
post #144 of 199
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Glad you're gaining -- I know you were worried. I ate a TON of pasta when I felt underweight during this pregnancy (after MS of course) and then gained 10 lbs in a month.

post #145 of 199
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Originally Posted by odinsmama View Post

Well I added wheat back into my diet in an effort to gain some more weight, since I was only 101 lbs at 24 weeks. Weight gain (and my appetite) has definitely picked up but now I'm SO tired in the evenings!
7:00 is a reasonable bed time, right?? ;p

 

Is it working? I upped my calorie intake - esp carbs -  when I was still hovering at about 105 at 13 weeks which is my pre-pregnancy weight (though I hovered around 100lbs for most of the first trimester) and I made it to 110lb by 22 weeks. I was happy to see that jump. My energy is a bit better now too.  

post #146 of 199
Yes, it seems to be. Already put on 2 lbs this week. smile.gif
I know I'm getting more carbs from the baked stuff and I'm just feeling more hungry (so I'm eating more) throughout the day. I had forgotten that eating wheat makes you feel hungry again sooner, so that'll be a bonus.
My oldest is turning 7 on Monday and we're doing his party today so I'll be making cake with cream cheese frosting later. Definitely looking forward to that!
post #147 of 199
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Originally Posted by odinsmama View Post

Yes, it seems to be. Already put on 2 lbs this week. smile.gif
I know I'm getting more carbs from the baked stuff and I'm just feeling more hungry (so I'm eating more) throughout the day. I had forgotten that eating wheat makes you feel hungry again sooner, so that'll be a bonus.
My oldest is turning 7 on Monday and we're doing his party today so I'll be making cake with cream cheese frosting later. Definitely looking forward to that!

 

Weight gain high five. ;) Now I'm trying to decide if I should taper my carbicide or just keep going. 

post #148 of 199

whooot for all the mamas packing on those delayed pounds!  

 

i've been eating a lot more baked goods, probably b/c i've actually been baking.  even did a 5am pumpkin bread snack as i was up all night.

 

i need more sleep!!!

 

i'll get one good night, and then 3-5 where i get only 4 hours or so.  and i'm just not able to stay on and up for the day!  

 

i've found if i take magnesium before bed, i get really nauseous.  has anyone else had this?  i started getting some mild cramps in my calves, so added a supplement, but it hasn't gone well... worse than prenatals (which i swallow with a glass of water when i do my midnight bathroom run).  

 

also, i'm wearing tank tops/thin cotton short-sleeved shirts and lightweight sweaters for modesty, but i'm baking hot all the time!  my neighbor swung by yesterday for a prestorm hang-out, and i was wearing a tiny tank top riding up over my belly, and stretchy yoga waisted pants below the belly.  windows open, heater off, fan on my face at night, and i'm constantly feeling like it's roasting!

post #149 of 199

okay - is it heartburn or acid reflux?  i've decided it's not my magnesium (which i take before bed) but actually the act of going to bed and laying down that makes me queasy!  i have to prop up and feel a burning/aching at the back of my throat and pressure in my esophagus.  i've moved my meals to 2 hours before bedtime (always fun to try and balance) but even that didn't work last night!  thankfully, once i doze off i feel fine and sleep through the night again, but it's that in between discomfort that is driving me crazy.  

 

baby is up in my belly, and i've moved from my 2-3 meal a day pattern to grazing and smaller meals.  this is huge as i've never been able to do this before.  but this baby is hungry and yet i can't overfill without negative consequences....  so baking w/ almond flour and having those snacks on hand, plus salads w/ meat and eggs, and loads of yummy veggies is mostly working.  if i didn't spend so much time feeding other people who think i have no right to sit down and eat without giving it all away to those same hungry mouths!  

post #150 of 199
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Oh lady you poor thing. I've dealt with chronic heartburn and occasional reflux for years and it's no fun! I'm on meds for it (thankfully that are safe for pregnancy) so it hasn't been too bad for me this pregnancy. It sounds like you're doing the right thing-- smaller meals and making sure to eat well before bedtime. But that's hard! It sounds like you more have reflux but they're related. Something that has helped me loads is eliminating trigger foods from the diet. The classic ones are (warning: this is not fun) dairy, spicy and sweet peppers, tomatoes, citrus, vinegar, onions and garlic. Dairy used to be suggested to calm an acid stomach, but your stomach will actually produce more acid to digest it. Although I know some ladies for whom yogurt or kefir worked to settle their tummies.

post #151 of 199

so, i noticed last week that my nipples are starting to point to the sides... my mama told me it may happen when i start breast feeding, but i am not since i don't have a baby yet...

is anyone else having nipple pointing issues? i'm trying to train them to go back to their normal position, but they are not good listeners.

post #152 of 199
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so, i noticed last week that my nipples are starting to point to the sides... my mama told me it may happen when i start breast feeding, but i am not since i don't have a baby yet...

is anyone else having nipple pointing issues? i'm trying to train them to go back to their normal position, but they are not good listeners.


Nipples are notoriously bad listeners. Mine appear to be going through an identity crisis where they've gotten darker and weep a lot.

 

DH has been referring to them as "National Geographic" for the past couple of months.

post #153 of 199
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Nipples are notoriously bad listeners. Mine appear to be going through an identity crisis where they've gotten darker and weep a lot.

 

DH has been referring to them as "National Geographic" for the past couple of months.

LOL!!!ROTFLMAO.gif

 

this is so durn true!!!

 

my are ridiculously dark and odd right now.  and i won't mention the size difference in my breasts right now, but between color, shape and size, they are totally "National Geographic"!!!

post #154 of 199
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My nipples have stuck out since my pregnancy with DS1 and that's been weird to get used to, even 6 yrs later. They used to hang out flat in the areolas unless cold or turned on but those days are way over. My areolas also grew like 3X in size maybe? But they were quarter size to begin with. They went down a little after nursing, though.

post #155 of 199
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My nipples have stuck out since my pregnancy with DS1 and that's been weird to get used to, even 6 yrs later. They used to hang out flat in the areolas unless cold or turned on but those days are way over. My areolas also grew like 3X in size maybe? But they were quarter size to begin with. They went down a little after nursing, though.


i'm pretty bummed knowing my nipples will never be the same. i enjoyed them small and perky. now when i catch a glimpse of them they're large and take perky to a whole new level. at least i'm getting to see them for what they're there for.

post #156 of 199
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Originally Posted by loveandgarbage View Post

Oh lady you poor thing. I've dealt with chronic heartburn and occasional reflux for years and it's no fun! I'm on meds for it (thankfully that are safe for pregnancy) so it hasn't been too bad for me this pregnancy. It sounds like you're doing the right thing-- smaller meals and making sure to eat well before bedtime. But that's hard! It sounds like you more have reflux but they're related. Something that has helped me loads is eliminating trigger foods from the diet. The classic ones are (warning: this is not fun) dairy, spicy and sweet peppers, tomatoes, citrus, vinegar, onions and garlic. Dairy used to be suggested to calm an acid stomach, but your stomach will actually produce more acid to digest it. Although I know some ladies for whom yogurt or kefir worked to settle their tummies.

thanks for all this!

 

it has dramatically improved from the week of nighttime agony.  i had habaneros on my lunch and thought of this post.  i have stepped away from garlic, onions, tomatoes and vinegar this pregnancy, but have a real soft spot for uber spicy- and citrus!!!

 

last night i did have apples and cheese not long before bed b/c we were out and about until bedtime and i couldn't get a good meal in, but it didn't hurt THANKFULLY.  i woke up starving at 2-3pm, and regretted that i didn't have snack food on hand.  other than cream (grass-fed and almost solid) and cheese (which i've actually moved away from most days), dairy is something i save for the kids, and i don't get to eat it at all for a few months after the baby is born.  coconut milk had me throwing up for the first 4 months, so i had to move away from that and love my homemade almond milk.  

 

so glad it's eased up and the simple steps fixed it.  my mom has GERD, and it's been very challenging for her.  i do my spicy food earlier in the day and it's also working- quinoa w/ green chili this morning- mmmmmm.

post #157 of 199
my nipples have gotten huge, but i expected that much. what i didn't expect were skin tags on my areolas! they're tiny, so it's not so bad, but i hope they go away. i've also started to gain weight this past week. i was stuck at 4 lbs for the longest time, and now am up to 10! pretty happy about that.
post #158 of 199
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Suddenly I feel huge. It's hard for me to stand up from sitting and especially squatting, I can't cross my legs, and shirts that were sort of working as maternity wear are now a joke.

post #159 of 199
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Suddenly I feel huge. It's hard for me to stand up from sitting and especially squatting, I can't cross my legs, and shirts that were sort of working as maternity wear are now a joke.


i MISS crossing my legs. i have always been a leg-crosser. sitting down at a restaurant especially is awful. booo

post #160 of 199
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Suddenly I feel huge. It's hard for me to stand up from sitting and especially squatting, I can't cross my legs, and shirts that were sort of working as maternity wear are now a joke.

preach it!  i'm kinda 'whoofing' each time i have to get up from the floor or off of most furniture now!  and i sit cross-legged on the floor w/ kids and often wait for help or climb up a couch!!!

 

i tried to cross my legs while sitting in the kitchen last night and burst out "oh, horrible cellulite!" making my husband crack up b/c he says he never knows what i'll explode with.....  i packed up a bunch of maternity clothes late last week- all those jeans i have never and will never wear, and 'maternity' clothes that don't cover the belly or were made for people whose boobs aren't bigger than infants.  

 

i'm rejoicing that this is my 4th pregnancy in this season- i have 2 march babies and 1 april baby- so i have a really cute steve madden furry coat that buttons and looks great, leggings, stockings, and SWEATERS galore to carry me through this next season of enormity.  lots of things that fit and will fit until the end.  i'm waddling, huffing, and snacking all the time.  hello pregnancy!  i'm just glad i'm sleeping again and very very well.  and the constipation is at bay for a little while.  and that my husband and those around me are so encouraging and supportive and complimentary.  monday i'm doing a photo shoot w/ a dear friend and will probably finally come out on facebook/online as she posts pics there, and i don't want to discourage it...  she's done my one other maternity shoot (around 32 weeks that time, but we're a couple hours apart now).  i'm excited to get some pics that are CUTE.  especially as i know i feel cute still (in a fat panda sort of way) but won't in a couple months at all!!!

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