Fatigue is getting better, but man I wear out easily from stuff. DH and I lifted our couch to move it a few feet to make room for some drywall work and ugh, it really took it out of me. Definitely going to continue to take it easy as much as possible, though I am trying to walk at least a little bit every day. I really hope the second trimester is like last pregnancy and I feel more normal. Blew up the birth/exercise ball last night, ah it's so nice to sit on. DD wanted to play on it too, I may have to get one for her to play with so I can sit on mine
Originally Posted by jacquelinej
BaileyB and Quinalla, those costumes are adorable!
Originally Posted by CoBabyMaker
How fun! It makes me a bit sad that we don't know our neighbors. I guess it's partly our fault that we're not out front much (people come around the corner pretty fast and a 2 and 4 year old around that makes me nervous) but it's also not as though anyone came and said hi to us when we moved in either. How about everyone else? Are you friends with your neighbors?
We have always just been the polite "Hi" kind of neighbors and maybe a brief chat until recently. We got some new neighbors maybe 2 years ago and they had a baby. Now that he is ~18 months or so, my DD and him love to play together. So I still wouldn't call us friends, but his Mom & I especially have chatted quite a bit while keeping our kids from running into the road
and DD constantly talks about them. Most of our neighbors are like us though, don't want to bother people and mostly stick to ourselves, but if for example I see some siding down at a neighbors house or that sort of thing, we always let each other know. So polite and watching out for each other, but not really friends.
Originally Posted by MarieWalter
I got to hear the heartbeat too! I didn't know my midwife was going to do it at this appointment, and DH is out of town, so he couldn't come, which was really sad, especially since it's our first. Still, though ... it was so amazing. It made me cry, like, instantly, which I found really funny, and I started laughing, which made her lose the heartbeat! But she found it again for another few seconds so I could hear.
I know people talk about that moment as something so incredibly special, but I could not have imagined it until it was me, listening to another heart beating inside my own body. I still haven't been able to put my finger on just what it was that was so affecting.
It is so cool, isn't it. When your DH gets to hear it for the first time it will be especially awesome for him since he doesn't have the body changes you are feeling every minute, it will make the pregnancy so much more real.
Originally Posted by timesway
This week has been generally awful.. ive been sick every day, and neck has turned to rock most of the time.. im feeling better if i have almost constant massages lol.. and use heat on m y neck, but unless i find myself a masseuse to go out with pretty quick its not gonna be very viable.. :P however im keeping my fingers crossed (as i have everyday this week) that tommorrow i will wake up migraine freee.. i cant remember what its like to just be able to open the crtains and go outside.. And whats annoying is i keep missing things id arranged to do.. and i dont want to miss out on doing stuff now as i mite really start to struggle when i get bigger.. and itd be nice to just be able to be abit more normal.. (i thought second trimester was supposed to be better lol!)
Anyway nothing much to report from this week other then missed partys and so on.. ex has gone fairly quiet, but purposed fully wrote a status on fb that i could see (i deleted him as a friend.. and his fb is private but he purposefully made this update public..) Friend came round last night but i just fell asleep and ended up clutching my head and being carried to bed.. arg.. lucky i have good friends really!!
Oh and lastly feeling really fat .. struggling massively with my body image.. cant get it to go away..
Ugh, I hope you feel better timesway. It is hard at the beginning when you just feel fat. Just remind yourself you aren't fat, you are growing a baby and any extra fat is being stored with a purpose by your body.