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post #201 of 333

Oh, I didn't lose ANY while I was pregnant but the weight fell off after I had the baby.  I stayed on the dose they put me on in pregnancy and like I said, slowly added in exercise.

post #202 of 333
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Oh, I didn't lose ANY while I was pregnant but the weight fell off after I had the baby.  I stayed on the dose they put me on in pregnancy and like I said, slowly added in exercise.

 

Oh sorry, I meant prior to your pregnancy.  Or were you not on meds until the pregnancy?

post #203 of 333
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Oh sorry, I meant prior to your pregnancy.  Or were you not on meds until the pregnancy?

When I first went on them, I was on a really strict diet which by default caused me to lose weight (no gluten, no potatoes, no dairy).  So I didn't notice then. I took a break for a couple of months before i got pregnant because I thought the diet would be good enough and I gained a ton while I was pregnant.

post #204 of 333

1babysmom....I read on my pregnancy app that there might be round ligament pain starting this week (I'm 13 weeks) so it would make sense that maybe your cramping is your ligament stretching?

I had a baby shower for my first (obviously) and then not again until my 5th. I had a good friend that wanted to throw one for me. Honestly I think EVERY baby is a celebration and deserves to be spoiled in love. Besides most times moms need SOMETHING...even if it's not much...but even if it's a dinner just to celebrate it's fun and deserved....I doubt I'll get anything done this time lol.

Oy. I'm feeling pooped today. Rogan (baby) didn't sleep much last night. And I worked yesterday (photography sessions) and boy oh boy is my body feeling it now!? LOL ouch. I squatted up and down a bunch and my upper legs are burning lol. Who knew photography was such a workout! LOL.

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1babysmom....I read on my pregnancy app that there might be round ligament pain starting this week (I'm 13 weeks) so it would make sense that maybe your cramping is your ligament stretching?

I had a baby shower for my first (obviously) and then not again until my 5th. I had a good friend that wanted to throw one for me. Honestly I think EVERY baby is a celebration and deserves to be spoiled in love. Besides most times moms need SOMETHING...even if it's not much...but even if it's a dinner just to celebrate it's fun and deserved....I doubt I'll get anything done this time lol.

Oy. I'm feeling pooped today. Rogan (baby) didn't sleep much last night. And I worked yesterday (photography sessions) and boy oh boy is my body feeling it now!? LOL ouch. I squatted up and down a bunch and my upper legs are burning lol. Who knew photography was such a workout! LOL.

I had a teeny tiny shower with my first where I grew up.  We'd just gotten married a year before and we'd just moved and I didn't have a job so there really wasn't anyone besides my high school friends who felt the need to throw one but by that time, there really weren't a lot of people I knew still living there.

 

For my second, we had so many I almost felt bad.  We still had almost everything we'd purchased (mostly on our own) for our first.  But it was nice. Both my and dh's places of employment threw us HUGE showers and when the church asked, I had to tell them I'd prefer they bring food because we truly didn't need or have room for anything else. It was nice to have more than 4 sleepers and 1 outfit for the second baby and I asked for baby wash cloths to use as diaper wipes and we got tons which was awesome!

 

For the third, we didn't have a shower even with the 5 1/2 year age gap  but honestly, we still didn't buy that much. I think I bought a swing on consignment, a new carseat, and a pack n play because those things were just too old.  Everything else was fine.

 

Four our fourth, I need to buy a bouncy from a consignment shop and maybe some more wash cloths for baby wipes.  That's it.  I've found that the more kids I have, the less I truly do need.

post #206 of 333
We have decided not to have a shower! Even tho this is our first. We are going to plan and have a sip & see party for when the baby is about 6 weeks old. S we will just get the basics we'll need and then the rest we will hopefully receive at the party smile.gif I'm super excited about it!
post #207 of 333

I've never had a shower, with either DD or DS, and really didn't have anyone to celebrate with me. (Even DH at the time wasn't real thrilled we were pregnant. So I was mostly on my own.) With this babe, my friend told me she is going to throw me one, so we'll see. Even if I don't get a shower, it's nice to have people that are excited about it, instead of just acting like I've ruined my life.

post #208 of 333
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DH and I went to a Cirque Du Soleil show here in town today. It was really awesome and quite loud! So loud in fact that I kept feeling the baby kick at certain points. I could clearly tell the difference between a bass thump and a baby thump. I hope the baby enjoyed the music. ;)

 

Saw my SIL yesterday who is just over 11 weeks. The poor thing hasn't been able to get rid of her constant hunger. She gets up at 3am and makes 2 eggs and hashbrowns as an example. We were celebrating our nieces birthday yesterday and my SIL got 5 plates of food! She's a tiny little thing so it was quite a sight for everyone there to see. Even I could barely manage the one plate I had. 

 

DD turns 3 a week from tomorrow and we're celebrating with a party a week from today. I have family from OR flying in late Thursday for the party and I have to actually speak at an event here in town before rushing to get them. I have a feeling this week will be spent stressing over cleaning house, party prepping, speech prepping and accepting the fact that I'm about to have a three year old. 

post #209 of 333

I took the kids to a community bonfire this evening. It was pretty fun for them, playing with the other kids, decorating pumpkins, and roasting marshmallows. We went on a hayride, which, after we were already started I began wondering at how wise a decision it was, I felt a bit sick after, but it was fun with them snuggled up to me. DD kept rubbing my belly and asking if the baby was having fun. She told everyone, "My mommy's pregnant!!"

post #210 of 333

There must be something in the air. We had a lovely time today, also. DH woke up at 7, DD got up with him, and they kept each other occupied until 8:30 when I woke up and made baked oatmeal for all of us! Then they played some more and I relaxed on the couch to the sound of giggles. After we got dressed, we stopped at the grocery store and picked up food and had a picnic at the park where DH and I chatted and relaxed and DD played to her hearts content!

 

I don't know if this is pregnancy related, but lately I'm finding SO many things hilarious and have been laughing nonstop! I'm not sure if it's just because I'm so happy and feeling good right now, or if it's somewhat hormonal, too. Either way, I'll take it! I feel much less crabby most of the time, which is nice.

 

I'm 16w2d. I've also noticed that I don't have the same insatiable hunger I had when I was pregnant with my daughter. My appetite is bigger, but not nonstop. I'm definitely eating healthier now than I was then (I honestly didn't know better at the time) and I think that has something to do with it. My body must be getting much better nutrition this time around! I do have some lingering fatigue, but I'm really enjoying the naps I can fit in. Anyone else laughing nonstop? Still sleepy?

post #211 of 333
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I took the kids to a community bonfire this evening. It was pretty fun for them, playing with the other kids, decorating pumpkins, and roasting marshmallows. We went on a hayride, which, after we were already started I began wondering at how wise a decision it was, I felt a bit sick after, but it was fun with them snuggled up to me. DD kept rubbing my belly and asking if the baby was having fun. She told everyone, "My mommy's pregnant!!"


My daughter tells people that I'm "pognant" too. It's SO sweet! I love when she rubs and kisses my belly. She's going to be a wonderful big sister, and it sounds like your daughter will, too! :-)

post #212 of 333
Yikes! This pregnancy gas is awful! It's so rank, and practically non-stop. Seems to have started this week.

I had a shower with DD, but (long story) I wasn't close with anyone who attended, and aren't on speaking terms with any of them now. We live in a totally different city now. I'd love to have another shower, because the celebration and feeling of support means a lot to me.but I don't have many friends, and no close friends.and all my family is in Ohio. So I'm not counting on a shower. :/

Ugh. Typos. iPad typing is not always the greatest, sorry.
post #213 of 333
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There must be something in the air. We had a lovely time today, also. DH woke up at 7, DD got up with him, and they kept each other occupied until 8:30 when I woke up and made baked oatmeal for all of us! Then they played some more and I relaxed on the couch to the sound of giggles. After we got dressed, we stopped at the grocery store and picked up food and had a picnic at the park where DH and I chatted and relaxed and DD played to her hearts content!

 

I don't know if this is pregnancy related, but lately I'm finding SO many things hilarious and have been laughing nonstop! I'm not sure if it's just because I'm so happy and feeling good right now, or if it's somewhat hormonal, too. Either way, I'll take it! I feel much less crabby most of the time, which is nice.

 

I'm 16w2d. I've also noticed that I don't have the same insatiable hunger I had when I was pregnant with my daughter. My appetite is bigger, but not nonstop. I'm definitely eating healthier now than I was then (I honestly didn't know better at the time) and I think that has something to do with it. My body must be getting much better nutrition this time around! I do have some lingering fatigue, but I'm really enjoying the naps I can fit in. Anyone else laughing nonstop? Still sleepy?

 

The park sounds really great! I had talked to DF about taking the kids to the park, but ended up falling asleep instead. :( One of their friends came over, and they all raked the leaves and played in them instead, I think they might have had more fun with that than going to the park, so I don't feel so bad.

 

I'm only 13w1d, but I'm always hungry. I crave fruit *so* much. I eat applesauce, grapes, tangerines, drink juice (to try and allow room for other foods), but I always still feel hungry. I'm also craving salty stuff, so I'm wondering if there's something missing from my diet? I dunno. I want to eat vegetables, carrots, celery, etc, but the thought just makes me so sick, I don't understand how I can want something so much, and not be able to stand the thought of actually eating it. Is that weird? I never had that with DD or DS.

 

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My daughter tells people that I'm "pognant" too. It's SO sweet! I love when she rubs and kisses my belly. She's going to be a wonderful big sister, and it sounds like your daughter will, too! :-)

 

She was jumping around with some kids, and she said to a little boy from school "Hey! Hey! Wait a minute! My mommy's plegnant!" His mom started laughing and said, "I'm sorry, but that was too cute!" When we first told her, she brought out a blanket, a baby doll, and a pillow and "put the baby to bed". She's already begging to change diapers, she wants to take the baby out to play in the leaves, it's so cute!

 

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Yikes! This pregnancy gas is awful! It's so rank, and practically non-stop. Seems to have started this week.
I had a shower with DD, but (long story) I wasn't close with anyone who attended, and aren't on speaking terms with any of them now. We live in a totally different city now. I'd love to have another shower, because the celebration and feeling of support means a lot to me.but I don't have many friends, and no close friends.and all my family is in Ohio. So I'm not counting on a shower. :/
Ugh. Typos. iPad typing is not always the greatest, sorry.

 

Don't worry. Sometimes I get on here with my android phone, but I can't type the letters individually, so I use Swype, and it gets all kinds of messed up. DF always makes fun of me, because I have so many typos. I'm like "It's not my fault!" :P

post #214 of 333
BMcNEAL, when was your DS born? I feel like I recognize your screen name, and I'm just wondering if we were in the same DDC before...or if I'm just having placenta brain and recognizing it from this DDC.
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Has anybody had more cramping around 14 weeks?  I will be 14 weeks on Monday (baby is a bit ahead), but I haven't had much cramping at all this pregnancy- at least nothing very noticeablee.  But right now I'm been cramping quite noticeably.  Nothing horribly painful or anything, but when you're on high alert 24/7...well, you know how it goes. ;)  I'm very well hydrated, have had fewer BH recently (anyone else who gets them early tend to have a "quiet" period at the beginning of the 2nd tri?  I have each time...), but I had quite a while of ligament aches on my side earlier today so I am figuring there's a lot of growth going on right now. (and in reality, I just "feel" larger now!)  But cramping is just never comfortable for me with my history.  I feel like the thread I'm hanging by could snap at any moment!

 

So not hugely concerned or anything, just wondering if others are experience similar stuff, since we seem to go through a lot of things at the same time...

 

I'm only 13 weeks but I had such bad cramping at the beginning of last week that I was getting pretty scared and was wanting to call my midwife. I have never had a miscarriage so I didn't know if thats what was going on or something else. I put off calling her and put up with the cramping for the majority of the day, and by next morning it was gone. So maybe it was just my uterus stretching and growing?  But I was told in the beginning cramping without blood is usually normal.

 

I have gained roughly 10 lbs already and feel like crap because of it. Right before I got pregnant I was losing weight because I was overweight to begin with. I was losing 3-5 lbs a week actually, doing really well with eating right, cutting out sugar and carbs, and exercising regularly. Now I eat horribly, large portions, and haven't been exercising. I really really need to get back on track. I DO NOT want to gain a ton of weight this pregnancy. I will be standing up in my sisters wedding exactly 5 mths from my due date and I have a history of not being able to lose weight quickly after giving birth (I believe due to nursing and my body keeping the weight on for that).  I gained 50 lbs with my first and 30 lbs with my second and my midwife only wants me to gain 20 lbs!

 

I have officially completely weaned my 2 yr old now too. It makes me kind of sad, but he was so demanding with nursing, and between sore nipples, not getting any sleep, him waking 5-6 times at night, etc it was feeling more like a chore than happy bonding time. He is now sleeping through the night and not waking for milk at all (which is getting me so caught up on sleep its awesome). Although he does still wake at 4 or 5am to come into my bed for snuggles - I'll take it! I could count on my one hand the number of times he slept through the night in two yrs! Anyone else still nursing while pregnant - how's it going for you?

post #216 of 333

Greenlea, congrats to both of you, especially on your increased sleep!  I do think that my DD is going to wean in the next few weeks too. Lately, she has been latching on, sucking three times, and saying, "I'm done!"  She occasionally tries to get me to let her make it up later in the day, but going down that road is chaos, so I told her that the milk is going away because she is getting bigger and soon she won't nurse anymore.  It's a little bittersweet because she's always been vocal about how much she loves breastfeeding, and once a day is pretty easy for me to handle - so it feels like sweet bonding time instead of a chore.  But I'll be glad to be done before I have the baby.  I really don't want to tandem nurse.
 

post #217 of 333
hug.gif 1babysmom, that sounds stressful. I hope everything is smoothing out so you can relax.

I'm having tons of BH ctx, still, but no cramping. Honestly, birth is cake but I am already having panicky moments just thinking about the after pains. Ugh.

Add me to the mamas who have never had a baby shower. It sounds nice, especially this time around when have nothing left from my older kids to hand down! At least I still have my sling, and most of my nursing clothes (even though the majority of them won't fit for about six months after the baby is born).

We're getting ready for my 2nd son's 9th birthday and then Halloween. Jack-o-lantern carving was yesterday---so much fun!

Love, p
post #218 of 333

My 2 y/o ds is close to weaning also. He only nurses in the middle of the night and he's down to only once or twice.

 

DD 2 turns 9 next Tuesday. I'm trying to think of something extra special to do to express to her how special she is to us and how glad we are that she was brought into our live. She's been getting in a lot of trouble lately and its left DH less than interested in doing the whole celebration thing.
 

post #219 of 333

I had my 16week checkup today--everything's going fine, according to the doc. I actually had to show him where to look for the heartbeat...he was checking up at the top of my fundus, and I said that the babe's been doing flips down low for the last week. Lo and behold--right where I thought!

 

My biggest concern (after heartbeat, of course) was all this darn puking. I'm still sick 2+ times a day--and so over it! Doc doesn't want to give me any more Zofran (he says it's addictive??), but that maybe I'm having reflux. Can anyone tell me the difference? I've never had any heartburn/reflux before...and this feels just like m/s.

post #220 of 333
I have my 16 week check up wednesday morning. Like a total dweeb, I cannot for the life of me rem ember what goes on at that check up! lol.gif I am most looking forward to my November checkup, as that is when I find out the gender! I can't believe I am 16 weeks already (16 weeks and 2 days today actually) so many things have changed in these weeks it boggles my mind!

I have had some pains in my lower right side. They are just really quick, but noticable. I also noticed if I turn quickly to my right, I get a quick pain there as well. Has this happened to anybody else? And I keep thinking I feel the baby already, but I don't know. I can't decide if its baby or just gas. I am finally starting to feel pregnant this last week. I have started showing and I love it joy.gif I have a feeling that I will be MUCH bigger with this one than my DD. With her, starting at pre pregnancy weight to the day I delivered, I only gained 9lbs. However, I lost 13lbs the first trimester. So going from THAT weight, I gained like, 22lbs.
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