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Any tips on how you avoided stretchmarks with your last pregnancy?

I do think it's partly genetic.  I also think that making sure you are consuming healthy fats is important.  I used the Burt's Bee's belly butter with my last two pregnancies.  I think I may try making my own this time.  I've never had a big problem with itching.

 

Any alcohol at all sounds positively awful right now to me.

 

Oh man, I can't wait for the second tri energy to come.  I had to lay down 4 times yesterday afternoon.   Took kids to the park/laid down/cleaned the house a little/laid/started dinner/laid down/ cleaned up dinner mess/ laid down.  I am just trying to get caught up on laundry from when I was so sick.  DH did a lot of things but not laundry.

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I haven't avoided the stretch marks either, but my belly gets HUGE at the end. I do lotion up with cocoa butter mostly as it is so soothing when my belly starts to itch towards the end. Coconut oil is a great belly lotion too, leaves the skin so silky smooth and no nasty additives.

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Originally Posted by jeanblu View Post

No flu shots here, but I do have my share of greys.  A hairdresser spotted a streak (read: way more than a few...) in my bangs when I was 23.  Woo! :P

 

I'm also curious about the safety of dyes during pregnancy.  My roots look like poop right now.  Does anyone here use henna?  I'd like to go that route if it's just as effective.

My first time contributing to this thread too! I am about 9 weeks, having some less yucky days here and there.

 

I would not consider the flu shot in the first trimester. I am an RN in L&D, and it is really pushed ("You don't want to pass it to your patients do you?"). Where I work, there have been severe (life-threatening) cases of pregnant women in the ICU due to H1N1 and flu (later in pregnancy when lung capacity is decreased), so I do understand the concern for pregnant women. The severity of the upcoming flu season will determine the risk/benefit of the flu shot for me.  Amping up your Vitamin D intake is a great way to boost your immune system, if you choose not to do the flu shot. You can ask your provider to check your serum level with your regular pre-natal labs. I am currently taking 4000 iu of D3 daily in addition to what is in my prenatal and calcium supplement.

 

I have a 'streak' of grey, but stategic parting of my hair pretty much covers it up :) I rarely get my hair cut (maybe twice a year), but when I do, I go to an Aveda salon. They have colors that are supposedly 99% natural. Might be worth looking into.

 

And weight gain? I think I am up a pound. My DH says he is up 2 :D

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No to the flu shot (haven't had one since my mom stopped giving them to us; she's a nurse and tells me to get one every fall... never do).

 

Yes to the wine! I was a white wine drinker before DD and then during her pregnancy I suddenly craved red wine all the time. Midwives said no, but I still had some once we had our 20 week ultrasound and saw that everything was looking good (not that I think the wine would cause any issues, but I would hate to drink and then find something wrong and then wonder "what if??"). We went out for dinner the day of our ultrasound and I shared a glass with DH. A few other times I had half a glass while out to eat and no one ever gave me trouble. DH didn't like it too much, but he didn't protest. 

 

Who else is due around May 1?? Second trimester will be here so soon!

I am due May 4th I think. I am 11 weeks 2 days today. Sickness is pretty much gone. I dry heave every morning and feel a little iffy after supper but super managable. And lastnite we went out to eat and I had a sip of DH's beer. It was good.

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I haven't avoided the stretch marks either, but my belly gets HUGE at the end. I do lotion up with cocoa butter mostly as it is so soothing when my belly starts to itch towards the end. Coconut oil is a great belly lotion too, leaves the skin so silky smooth and no nasty additives.

I do cocobutter too. I like the smell and it's cheaper than some other stuff.

 

So I have been doing some farm chores for my MIL while she is out of town and lastnite we had a total disaster! I big heavy shovel fell over and the handlebar landed on DD. When I went to pick her up all of a sudden there was blood pouring out of her finger! I have no idea how her finger got involved since it looked like it fell on her shoulder and knocked her down. After trying to clean it up and figure out what all was injured I put a bandaid on it and she bled through it in about 3 minutes. Crap! So we ended up in the ER. She broke the bone in the tip of her middle finger in 4 places, ripped/popped the nail bed out of her skin all the way back by her knuckle, and ripped/busted/sliced the side of her finger. They had to put 3 stitches in her finger to 'sew' her finger nail back in and her finger together. She's feeling pretty down today. I feel so bad for her. Now her hand is all bandaged up and has a sock on it. She has to have an antibiotic for 7 days because she has an "open fracture" and is on tylenol with codeine. There was not a lot of sleeping going on lastnite, hopefully she can take a good nap today. I am pooped.

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I believe stretch marks are mostly/all genetic, for prevention you can not gain weight to quickly at once (this is what has caused them with me during and not during pregnancy), but that is hard to impossible for some people during pregnancy. I don't think lotion hurts, but I don't think folks should spend big $$ on creams that make any promises, just lotion a bit extra as it helps with the itchy skin anyway.

As for the flu shot, I actually like to get the flu shot as I don't have any bad reactions to them (except pain at and around the injection site for awhile and sometimes bruising that I get from any shot) and I've seen evidence that they helped shorten flu when DH didn't get his shot and DD and I did and DH was sick forever while we were over it in two days, but I won't get it while pregnant as they simply have no data on risks for it. So I got mine just as they were coming out before we conceived. I also don't love the vaccine-pushers even though I am pro-vaccine personally. Very contradictory!

Ugh, I am sick of the fatigue. It really isn't that bad, but its always with me making me feel like I am dragging and gets really bad in the late afternoon. And DD needs to stop waking up at night!

For weight gain, I haven't checked in awhile, I had gained 2lbs when I checked at 6 weeks, I'm just over 8 weeks now. I seem to mostly not be as hungry as I usually am, well more like I am hungry often, but can't eat as much as I usually would in total for the day. It works out as I have a decent layer of padding already, but I'll probably end up putting on 50+ lbs by the end like last time. Oh well, BFing melted it right off last time, I'm not going to stress weight, just try to eat healthfully and keep up some exercise.
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Who else is due around May 1?? Second trimester will be here so soon!

 

May 2 here!  I'm really looking forward to tri2, and hopefully an end to fatigue!!  Nausea seems all but gone, but man, afternoons are killer.  I am actually more tired on the weekend, I think because DS is so busy and that's usually when I'm busy running errands and doing work around the house.  My day job is easy by comparison most days.  lol.

 

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I am due May 4th I think. I am 11 weeks 2 days today. Sickness is pretty much gone. I dry heave every morning and feel a little iffy after supper but super managable. And lastnite we went out to eat and I had a sip of DH's beer. It was good.

I do cocobutter too. I like the smell and it's cheaper than some other stuff.

 

 Bailey, we were at my parents for dinner last night and I kept hoping DH would have a beer so I could steal a sip.  He didn't, but man it sounded refreshing.  I had a non-alcoholic beer my dad had in the fridge (he only drinks non-alcoholic) and it was ok, but tasted pretty watery.  There are some good ones.  Erdinger is really good, and my dad usually has Warsteiner which is also ok.  Becks makes a pretty good one too.  I bet they'd be better as a shandy - mixed with some lemonaide or gingerale.  Can't remember who upthread mentioned the watered down beer?  That does sound refreshing.

 

 

So I have been doing some farm chores for my MIL while she is out of town and lastnite we had a total disaster! I big heavy shovel fell over and the handlebar landed on DD. When I went to pick her up all of a sudden there was blood pouring out of her finger! I have no idea how her finger got involved since it looked like it fell on her shoulder and knocked her down. After trying to clean it up and figure out what all was injured I put a bandaid on it and she bled through it in about 3 minutes. Crap! So we ended up in the ER. She broke the bone in the tip of her middle finger in 4 places, ripped/popped the nail bed out of her skin all the way back by her knuckle, and ripped/busted/sliced the side of her finger. They had to put 3 stitches in her finger to 'sew' her finger nail back in and her finger together. She's feeling pretty down today. I feel so bad for her. Now her hand is all bandaged up and has a sock on it. She has to have an antibiotic for 7 days because she has an "open fracture" and is on tylenol with codeine. There was not a lot of sleeping going on lastnite, hopefully she can take a good nap today. I am pooped.

 

Ugh, that sounds awful!  Your poor DD!!  I really hope she heals quickly!

 

Stretch marks....I was very fortunate and didn't get any last pregnancy.  I did use some belly butter, but honestly I think it's mostly genetics.  My mom also doesn't have stretchmarks.  My DH has some pretty noticable stretchmarks on his shoulders, of all places.  He started pushing weights in highschool (played football) and got stretchmarks from that!!  So I would say that he's genetically prone to them (he has the ginger gene (not red hair anymore though, it was very red when he was young and is now more a dirty blond) and very fair skin, I don't know if it correspondes to skin tone/type??).

 

So, I had a dream last night where I could feel my baby moving like crazy!  But not like those little flutters of the eary second tri, but like big rolling movements like later on.  In my dream I was thinking "OMG how is this going to feel when the baby is big???"  So, no real movement yet, but man was the dream real!  With DS I felt the first flutters in week 13, which I know is pretty early, but my placenta was at the back and I don't carry any weight on my tummy (it likes to live on my butt and hips).  DH felt DS move for the first time at 16 weeks.  When did you second timer or more mammas feel movement last time?

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Oh, I also watched Prometheus this weekend with DH, it was decent, but not awesome, but I just wanted to warn that it is not a good movie to watch while pregnant!
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Absolutely true, they drank "small beer" usually which is exactly as you are describing.  But people also drank litres of it per day! lol.I was reading a travel article about a really neat Rhine river cruise and the author mentioned in passing that the "ration" of wine for monks was 2L per day (that would be 64oz) and for nuns it was 1L or 32 oz (not that they had to worry about being pregnant, normally).  Can you imagine???

LOL It all depends on how much you water it down!

 

Originally Posted by Megmoira

Maybe the monastic orders weren't so bad, eh? A quart of wine per day, homemade bread, cheese and salt. yummy.gif

Throw in some chocolate and I swear I could live on bread and cheese!

 

Originally Posted by TwilightJoy View Post

Any tips on how you avoided stretchmarks with your last pregnancy?

I was told years before I had a child that I was prone to stretch marks by a dermatologist so I've already got tons from my first pregnancy!  I have a friend who had twins then a single.  She said her stretch marks the second time went the opposite direction as the ones from her twins! 

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And weight gain? I think I am up a pound. My DH says he is up 2 :D

 

Bwah!  Love this.  lol.gif

 

Stretch Marks:  Last PG, I used Shea Body Butter from The Body Shop.  I know it's pricey, but I've been using their body butters forever now.  Even not PG, I get itchiness from most other lotions so I just don't bother with anything else.  So either it was the body butter, genetics, the fact that I gained very evenly throughout, or all three...but I didn't get stretch marks on my belly.

 

Flu Shot: I have never gotten one.  DS got the one through the nose last year (first flu prevention anything for him) and had a weird 12-24 hour tummy bug a few times over the winter (that has never happened to him before).  I doubt I will do it this year.  Maybe it sounds silly, but I just seem to have a very good immune system (so did XH) and I wonder if DS simply inherited that. 

 

Wine/Beer: I wish I have some kind of alcohol aversion!  But no, I am just jealous that DH gets to drink and I can't.  I definitely have a sip or two if he has a beer or a glass of wine.  I figure even over our three days in Napa, I didn't have more than a glass of wine total.  Last PG, I probably had 2-3 drinks total during the first trimester before I told anyone and then 2-3 drinks total during the third trimester.  Hey, it was the holidays! 

 

Second Trimester: My EDD is May 1st so Wednesday is 12 weeks!  I think DH is getting anxious to start telling people, but I'm not showing so I kind of keep forgetting about it.  innocent.gif

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@ BaileyB- I hope your daughter recovers quickly! That's one huge injury, did you ever find out what she broke it on?

 

I'm due the first of May... unless you listen to the ultrasound tech, who said I'm due the 6th of May. Either way, the due date is +/- 2 weeks depending on which way the wind's blowing... so I'm ok with it either way. My nausea is gone, unless I go 4+hours not eating while awake. Then it kinda pokes its nasty little head in and waves as if to say "I can visit you any time, muah ha haa!" So I've been snacking and eating. Hopefully I will gain some weight now, I'm still down 5 lbs, but I'm not worried until my midwife is. eat.gif She may not even notice the drop/gain, because I'm HUNGRY now, and I don't see her for another 2 weeks. 

 

People keep telling me the fatigue will leave, which is amazing news. Its ebbing already, but I could just be getting used to it.  I think I'm doomed on the stretch mark front. I've got silver lines on my hips, thighs, breasts and arms because I hit puberty at full tilt. (2 pants sizes, 3" in height and flat to a C cup over Christmas break...Thanks Santa, All I wanted was a super nintendo and permission to paint my room blue.) I think I'll start a betting pool for what direction and what color(s) I'll stripe in.

 

I already bought maternity pants, in part because my jeans hurt, and in part because my interview pants were nearly impossible to button.  Theoretically, they'll stretch until May. 

 

Coconut oil sounds delicious... yum. Please tell me that it's both safe to eat, and unpleasant to lick off of your fingers! Otherwise, I'll have to leave it at the store.

 

DH& I decided what color we'll be painting the nursery... but we need to find the walls first. I'm way impatient to get the nursery set up. It's kind of a honey-tan color, so it'll go well with purple or green, should we have a girl or a boy. Also, it contrasts nicely with the hardwood flooring & trim, and the (most likely) cherry or espresso finished furniture.

 

I got my flu shot the same day my pregnancy was confirmed, it had been scheduled for a month. They used the one without the mercury preservative when I told them I'd just gotten the official pregnancy test.  I get them annually, because the first year H1N1 was a thing, I caught it, the regular flu, had strep throat twice, then caught a stomach bug. The stress levels at my job pretty much boned my immune system, and I tend to get really high (104+) fevers, so the risk of running that hot is more dangerous to me and the baby.  I may do without next year, if my job isn't as stressful. I have only gotten sick once, as I conceived, since being laid off.  

 

I thought I could feel the baby, briefly, on Saturday. Like when your eyelid flutters, but once or twice and then nothing, in my belly. How early is too early to tell? 

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Bailey - I hope DD gets better quick, what an awful experience! Poor thing!

 

I have been having non-alcoholic beer now and then, so I can "have a drink" with DH. It tastes like beer and makes me feel like I am having one, so I dig it. I have been getting Kaliber, its made by Guinness.

 

I have stretch marks, but not from pregnancy. They are from puberty. I have them on my butt. Never got any with my previous preg. I didn't do anything special, regular lotioning is a part of my world, but I'm not sure lotion could touch the depth that stretch marks can come in. I think for me at least, it correlates to the rapidity of the gain, I didn't gain a lot in my pregnancy and it was a slow steady gain, rather than a sudden one. But my rear apparently popped out overnight in 9th grade. :) The other difference is that I ate like crap as a kid and think part of that weight gain was due to my new found freedom to buy candy bars without parental supervision. And since I was in my 20's I have eaten MUCH better.

 

Meg, coconut oil is delicious and if you use the food grade stuff, you can lick it off your fingers, and its good for you! So cool that you felt flutters, that sounds pretty right on! I think the repeat feelings are what really confirm that its the real deal.

 

I got a belly band this weekend, what a miracle! Pants I had written off are back, yippee! Although I am still struggling with the fact that I am expanding so early, I know the baby is the size of a bean, so I just feel fat. Must. Accept.

 

I was supposed to have my first mw appt this afternoon, but she cancelled due to a birth. Rescheduled for Wednesday. We are planning to tell family after the appt, which I am very excited about, although I am not ready for all of the neighbors and everyone at school to know, so I can't tell DD yet, which is kinda killing me! Family is all out of town, so no issue with them slipping with DD. I've had a loss before, so I am nervous to tell anyone before 12 wks, but I hate telling some and not others. So conflicting! I just want the next 3 wks to pass!

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I didn't either.  I've got stretch marks.  They aren't so bad.  I lotion like mad because of the itchiness, but I've been stretched out 3 times before.  It's not gonna help now.  biglaugh.gif This reminds me of the "Your boobs will sag if you breastfeed."  Well, after 8 years of nursing the other babies mine don't, but they they were never super-perky.  Luckily, the women in my birth family don't have saggy boobs. 

Watered-down wine or wine cut with grape juice sounds better than straight wine right now.  Beer, bletch.
 

 

I assumed I would get stretch marks because my mom did, but I didn't.  I didn't really do anything special, but like reikimama, used lotion all over to ward off dry skin. I was living in Alaska and the winters were so dry, so dry, cracked skin was a constant issue.  I assume I've got some ancestor from way back I can thank for the no stretch mark genes.  I was wondering though, has anyone not gotten stretch marks the first time around, but gotten them with subsequent pregnancies?  Not that it matters much. If I get them, I get them. The saggy boobs thing is funny to me,too.  I nursed my son for 3.5 years, so I guess mine *should* be down to my knees at this point.  I think they look pretty good.  They don't look the same as they did before I got pregnant the first time, but I was 20 years old, so that's kind of to be expected! lol.

 

Yeah, beer is totally gross to me right now, too, which is funny because I really love good, dark beers. I had to go to a Hail and Fairwell (dinner function for my husband's battalion) last month and wanted to throw up when we walked in. It was held at this great restaurant that also brews their own beer and the smell just about knocked me over!  Yuck!

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Bailey, I'm so sorry your daughter was hurt!  That sounds awful.  Hoping you all get good rest tonight.  You must be exhausted.

 

We use coconut oil for cooking, baking and body care around here!  love the stuff.  I use it as moisturizer year round since it is so dry here. 

 

Adventure girl, I hear ya on sticking out so soon!  I am only 8 weeks and already popping out.  No weight gain yet due to MS but my belly sure is getting round.  Last night I walked up to DH, pointed to my protruding belly and said, "Do you see this?  This is insane."  He smiled at me and replied, "Well, it's our kid so if the other two are any indication it probably will be."

 

I am really not sure what do with myself right now.  I had 4 good days in a row where i didn't feel completely awful and was only taking 1 zofran a day.  I really hate that I am taking that so i thought i'd try not to take it today.  grossedout.gif I'm not keeping anything down again today.   I HATE putting those drugs into my body/baby but I can't lay in bed and puke all day either.  I am so torn between wanting to protect this baby and knowing that I need to be a mom to the two kids I already have.  I feel like I can't do both.

 

 

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I was wondering though, has anyone not gotten stretch marks the first time around, but gotten them with subsequent pregnancies?

me.  Sort of odd because I was smaller/weighed less with my second.  I think the skin just gets worn out from trying to stretch that far multiple times.  My stretch makes are very minor and not very noticeable. I do feel like my skin is more crepey since number two.  


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@ BaileyB- I hope your daughter recovers quickly! That's one huge injury, did you ever find out what she broke it on?

 

I'm due the first of May... unless you listen to the ultrasound tech, who said I'm due the 6th of May. Either way, the due date is +/- 2 weeks depending on which way the wind's blowing... so I'm ok with it either way. My nausea is gone, unless I go 4+hours not eating while awake. Then it kinda pokes its nasty little head in and waves as if to say "I can visit you any time, muah ha haa!" So I've been snacking and eating. Hopefully I will gain some weight now, I'm still down 5 lbs, but I'm not worried until my midwife is. eat.gif She may not even notice the drop/gain, because I'm HUNGRY now, and I don't see her for another 2 weeks. 

 

People keep telling me the fatigue will leave, which is amazing news. Its ebbing already, but I could just be getting used to it.  I think I'm doomed on the stretch mark front. I've got silver lines on my hips, thighs, breasts and arms because I hit puberty at full tilt. (2 pants sizes, 3" in height and flat to a C cup over Christmas break...Thanks Santa, All I wanted was a super nintendo and permission to paint my room blue.) I think I'll start a betting pool for what direction and what color(s) I'll stripe in.

 

I already bought maternity pants, in part because my jeans hurt, and in part because my interview pants were nearly impossible to button.  Theoretically, they'll stretch until May. 

 

Coconut oil sounds delicious... yum. Please tell me that it's both safe to eat, and unpleasant to lick off of your fingers! Otherwise, I'll have to leave it at the store.

 

DH& I decided what color we'll be painting the nursery... but we need to find the walls first. I'm way impatient to get the nursery set up. It's kind of a honey-tan color, so it'll go well with purple or green, should we have a girl or a boy. Also, it contrasts nicely with the hardwood flooring & trim, and the (most likely) cherry or espresso finished furniture.

 

I got my flu shot the same day my pregnancy was confirmed, it had been scheduled for a month. They used the one without the mercury preservative when I told them I'd just gotten the official pregnancy test.  I get them annually, because the first year H1N1 was a thing, I caught it, the regular flu, had strep throat twice, then caught a stomach bug. The stress levels at my job pretty much boned my immune system, and I tend to get really high (104+) fevers, so the risk of running that hot is more dangerous to me and the baby.  I may do without next year, if my job isn't as stressful. I have only gotten sick once, as I conceived, since being laid off.  

 

I thought I could feel the baby, briefly, on Saturday. Like when your eyelid flutters, but once or twice and then nothing, in my belly. How early is too early to tell? 

Yes, to what she broke it on. An alley scraper in the barn we were in fell and just the tip of her finger broke it's fall. Hit her finger tip head on, like a smash from the front. She's been complaining she is itchy and I am wondering if it is either the pain medication they gave her or the antibiotic she is on. She isn't red or puffy but itchy all over. I didn't give her the pain medication today but now she only took a 20 minute nap.

 

I am just over 11 weeks now and my exhaustion is gone, except for being tired from what all has gone on with DD the last few days. Sickness is mostly gong. I'm gaggy in the morning before breakfast and occasionally off in the evenings. I'm hungry more too and been wanting milk all day. I have hardly drank any water lately.

 

I was hopefully thinking that I had felt a flutter the other day but I am 99.99% sure it was just my intestines rolling. I am expecting to feel something around 14 weeks for me.

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Bailey, I'm so sorry your daughter was hurt!  That sounds awful.  Hoping you all get good rest tonight.  You must be exhausted.

 

We use coconut oil for cooking, baking and body care around here!  love the stuff.  I use it as moisturizer year round since it is so dry here. 

 

Adventure girl, I hear ya on sticking out so soon!  I am only 8 weeks and already popping out.  No weight gain yet due to MS but my belly sure is getting round.  Last night I walked up to DH, pointed to my protruding belly and said, "Do you see this?  This is insane."  He smiled at me and replied, "Well, it's our kid so if the other two are any indication it probably will be."

 

I am really not sure what do with myself right now.  I had 4 good days in a row where i didn't feel completely awful and was only taking 1 zofran a day.  I really hate that I am taking that so i thought i'd try not to take it today.  grossedout.gif I'm not keeping anything down again today.   I HATE putting those drugs into my body/baby but I can't lay in bed and puke all day either.  I am so torn between wanting to protect this baby and knowing that I need to be a mom to the two kids I already have.  I feel like I can't do both.

The day after I stopped taking zofran was rough for me too. I think it takes a day or 2 of your body readjusting to not having it. My bottle says it blocks some sort of chemical (I forget what it was) but maybe when you stop taking it you get a sudden rush of that chemical before your body evens out.

 

I decided to weigh myself this morning because I hadn't in a few days and I am up another 3 pounds from the last time I weighed myself sometime last week. Total, I am up 8 lbs already! Sheesh!

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Hi everyone!  Thanks for the feedback on the flu shot.  I'm going to ask my midwife today about it.  It does seem like my immune system is not up to par right now since this cold I caught from DH has lasted nearly a week and a half.  It is finally going away but today is that last really crappy day (I hope, anyway) where all the draining causes it's own issues like a super sore throat and digestion issues.  I probably need to eat something more than saltines.  DH made me a pb&j sandwich, perhaps I'll wander into the kitchen and give that a try.  I just don't want to go through this again with anything heartier than a cold (although, this is quite the cold, it took DH down for 2 days and he's still coughing).

 

We finally got the kitchen painted this weekend (no VOC paint).  It was this terrible orange color that resembled that bad flesh tone crayon that no one ever used.  Now it's pecan sandy and it makes me happy.

 

Picked up a vintage window off craiglist yesterday too.  I have to take a look at it but it might get some pieces of art I want to order from etsy that are printed on vintage dictionary pages mounted under the glass for the baby's room.

 

We also got a baby registry thing from Target this weekend, complete with coupon for registering which is awesome.  But seriously, how did they know?  I don't have a red card or anything.  New address, correct name, and everything.  It's awesome, but creeeeeeeepy.

 

Hope everyone is having a better day than I am.  I'm supposed to have my first OB appointment today.  I already had to reschedule it from last week because of this cold and I'm dreading it.  I just want to lay on the couch and try to nap through the ickies.  I really hope it's quick and they're not running late.

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My brother and his wife had their baby two days ago, he's so cute smile.gif Makes me extra excited for mine! He was over 9 lbs and a couple days before the due date, he looks so big compared to my Sydney who was only 5lb4oz!
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We also got a baby registry thing from Target this weekend, complete with coupon for registering which is awesome.  But seriously, how did they know?  I don't have a red card or anything.  New address, correct name, and everything.  It's awesome, but creeeeeeeepy.
Target along with some other retailers are really going into high gear tracing purchases made so they can predict when someone is pregnant. It is something the started as they determined there are only a few times in people's lives when their shopping habits tend to be fluid and open to change and having a baby is one of those times. Here is an article about it from February that I found very interesting: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/19/magazine/shopping-habits.html?pagewanted=all

Sounds like your home improvements are going well!
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Hi everyone!  Thanks for the feedback on the flu shot.  I'm going to ask my midwife today about it.  It does seem like my immune system is not up to par right now since this cold I caught from DH has lasted nearly a week and a half.  It is finally going away but today is that last really crappy day (I hope, anyway) where all the draining causes it's own issues like a super sore throat and digestion issues.  I probably need to eat something more than saltines.  DH made me a pb&j sandwich, perhaps I'll wander into the kitchen and give that a try.  I just don't want to go through this again with anything heartier than a cold (although, this is quite the cold, it took DH down for 2 days and he's still coughing).

 

We finally got the kitchen painted this weekend (no VOC paint).  It was this terrible orange color that resembled that bad flesh tone crayon that no one ever used.  Now it's pecan sandy and it makes me happy.

 

Picked up a vintage window off craiglist yesterday too.  I have to take a look at it but it might get some pieces of art I want to order from etsy that are printed on vintage dictionary pages mounted under the glass for the baby's room.

 

We also got a baby registry thing from Target this weekend, complete with coupon for registering which is awesome.  But seriously, how did they know?  I don't have a red card or anything.  New address, correct name, and everything.  It's awesome, but creeeeeeeepy.

 

Hope everyone is having a better day than I am.  I'm supposed to have my first OB appointment today.  I already had to reschedule it from last week because of this cold and I'm dreading it.  I just want to lay on the couch and try to nap through the ickies.  I really hope it's quick and they're not running late.

 

It's Target, they just *know*. haha.

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Officially up 5 pounds. I can handle that. DH weighed himself at the mw's too and is up about 8, HAHA!

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Officially up 5 pounds. I can handle that. DH weighed himself at the mw's too and is up about 8, HAHA!

Just like my DH! I have decided it is probably because all the meals I cannot finish due to lack of appetite, I have been giving to him. He is underweight anyway (due to Crohn's disease), so it is probably a good thing.

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Ok, I feel a little better today. My scale says I am only up 6 lbs. duck.gifI thought like it seemed impossible for me to have eaten enough to gain 3 lbs in a week.

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