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Wow... I've missed a bunch being MIA for the past few days!! 

I had a great Thanksgiving... We had to eat at three different places. DH's parents' house and both of my grandmothers' homes. I definitely wished at the end of the day that I hadn't eaten so much. I spent Black Friday with my mother and went shopping really early in the morning. Friday marked 18 weeks and baby kicked all day long while we were shopping. We ended up buying lots of things for baby. I ordered baby's crib and dresser from Target. I'm so excited to get it! 

I have been breaking out so badly around my mouth the past couple of weeks. I feel so unattractive right now. My nose looks so huge to me. My mom has been joking that acne and a wider nose is a sure fire sign that you're having a girl, because the girl is taking away all of the beauty. Ha! 

I have yet to have to go up a size in bras, but have began filling my bigger bras out so much more than I was before, so I know that it won't be too long before I have to purchase some in a larger size. I think I will go to Victoria's Secret and have them size me and just buy two or three of a particular bra that they have that I really like. I would just buy cheapies from Target, but I always end up being so much more comfortable in the Victoria's Secret ones, so I will probably resort to that. 

post #262 of 328

HMM Bras.

 

I have for the last 10 plus years only worn sports bras..  so i wonder if I can keep wearing them? I did buy a bigger size a few months back..seems they still fit.. I Can not stand regular bras at all!!

 

Thanksgiving was mellow, got to meet our friends one day old baby :)

 

Had our anatomy scan on Friday.. it was 3.5 hours long... hard to get 3 babies to cooperate...

We def saw three boys.. 

Baby B has only one valve in his umbilical cord .. supposed to have 2.. so the dr came in to check babys heart and said it seems like everything is working and we should not worry to much.. Our perinatologist will review and we see him next week. It is hard not to worry much...

 

we are 21 weeks now!!!!

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bambihelton, I love the VS bras!  A friend gave me one she'd bought that was a bit to small for her, but it turned out to fit me just right.  I had never worn something so comfortable IN MY LIFE.

 

Cananny, I hope you get good news about baby B when you see the peri.

 

I'm getting my anatomical scan in a week.  I'm really pretty excited!

 

We had a good tday too - mellow afternoon and my SO's parents.  DD enjoyed seeing all of her relatives.  I made the turkey!  It came out great, and I was relieved. 

 

I've been struggling with some perinatal depression and really trying to get myself outside and moving a little bit every day.  It's helping, but it sucks dealing with it.  I feel lonely a lot.  I had some friends that I thought were good friends who turned out to not be really good for me, and I'm sort of demoralized by the idea of trying to make more new friends.  And I don't have any contact with my family (which is a good thing, but still lonely).  I don't know really what I should  do about it.

post #264 of 328
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I went ahead and bought a nice new bra--I went from a DDD to an I (yup, the letter after H) and couldn't squeeze into the old ones anymore. It feels SO much better to have the right size on! (But yes, I did buy a nursing bra, hoping that my breasts will be this size again postpartum.)

 

Is anyone else feeling the growing-boob "tingles" again? I'm 20w4d, and could swear that they're getting even bigger.

 

I have grown a *ton* lately. I woke up this morning, and even DF agreed that I had grown since last night! I don't get tingles, really, but they hurt something fierce when they're growing (that's one of the first ways I knew I was pregnant this time, painful boobs).

 

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bambihelton, I love the VS bras!  A friend gave me one she'd bought that was a bit to small for her, but it turned out to fit me just right.  I had never worn something so comfortable IN MY LIFE.

 

Cananny, I hope you get good news about baby B when you see the peri.

 

I'm getting my anatomical scan in a week.  I'm really pretty excited!

 

We had a good tday too - mellow afternoon and my SO's parents.  DD enjoyed seeing all of her relatives.  I made the turkey!  It came out great, and I was relieved. 

 

I've been struggling with some perinatal depression and really trying to get myself outside and moving a little bit every day.  It's helping, but it sucks dealing with it.  I feel lonely a lot.  I had some friends that I thought were good friends who turned out to not be really good for me, and I'm sort of demoralized by the idea of trying to make more new friends.  And I don't have any contact with my family (which is a good thing, but still lonely).  I don't know really what I should  do about it.

 

I have never worn VS bras. Not ever since I asked them if they carried my size, and the lady looked at me and said, "No, Victoria's Secret has a certain image they want to portray, and... you don't fit in it." But if I could find my size and was comfortable, I guess I'd suck it up, if it wasn't uber expensive.

 

DF and I had been planning to go out last night/yesterday to go Christmas shopping for DD and DS, and to get some maternity clothes for me, for a couple of weeks now, and I had asked my mom if she could/would watch them for us. She said it wasn't a problem. When I went over to see what time would be best for her, I told her that I had figured out why I was so uncomfortable at Thanksgiving, because my clothes don't fit anymore, and were too tight/restricting, and so I was glad we were going to get to go shopping for maternity clothes, but that we'd be going to Indianapolis (about 45 minutes away), because there aren't any places nearby. She was like, "You should just get next size up sweat pants and t-shirts." I said that while sweat pants and t-shirts may be comfortable, and they certainly have their place (Heck, I even wear them to work, because work is so uncomfortable otherwise, at least my clothes can be comfortable), I wanted to get some nice clothes I could wear out, when (if) DF and I get to go out, or for when we get married in a couple of months (just JOP for now, until we have money saved for church wedding/reception), and for church. She told me that she just goes to church in sweatsuits, so why shouldn't/couldn't I? And that I'm just wasting money on things I don't really *need*. greensad.gif That really bothered me, because I was/am really trying to enjoy this pregnancy, the best I can, since with DD and DS I never really could, and with all the other *crap* that is going on right now, with me, I just want(ed) some clothes that are nice, and, like I told DF when we were looking last night, "I want something that says, 'Okay, I admit. I may have eaten an extra doughnut this morning, but mostly I'm pregnant." We didn't go to Indy, because we found a few consignment shops closer to us, but by the time we got to them, they were closed, so we went to Kohl's, Target, and a couple places in the mall. We didn't find anything, unfortunately, that wasn't super expensive ($26 for a striped t-shirt??? Whatever.), but DF said that I could go out next weekend, either by myself or with DD, and go to the consignment shops and/or Indy, and make a day of it.

 

On the other hand, we had *so* much fun with other stuff! We went to Toys R Us, to see what they might have, and didn't find anything that screamed "Buy me!", so we just looked around. We ended up going to Wal-Mart (bleh), and found a few things that *did* seem to fit with DD and DS much better, so we've got about half their Christmas stuff, just still need the rest, and to figure out what to do for birthdays (Thankfully, this baby will *not* be due in December!).

 

We were going to go to a steakhouse that I/we've been wanting to try, but by the time we got there, it was close to closing, so we decided that Chinese food sounded good. We decided to try this new-ish place that we've been wanting to try for awhile, but had *no* idea what it was about. We went in, and they had the hibachi right at the table! The guy came in, and really putting on a show, throwing eggs up in the air, flipping the rice/meat/veggies everywhere, it was really neat. When we was cooking the vegetables, he chopped up some broccoli and starting flipping it to people to catch in their mouth. He started on other side of the table, and threw everyone one or two pieces, and I was at the other side, and he threw one piece, two piece broccoli, then threw a piece of mushroom, and then a whole mushroom, so fast! He threw, like, eight pieces at me! He kept saying, "You eat! You eat! Eat!" DF was cracking up laughing, it was funny. :) It was *so* good food! DF tried sake (He loved it!) I tasted a sip (It's okay), and when they brought the bill, DF was like, "I don't want to see. Don't show me. I don't want to know." (We didn't know before we went, couldn't find a price range online, but it was *way* outside of what we used to/usually can afford, but by the time we realized, we were already seated, and were like, "What the hay? We have the money, we been wanting to try it, and who *knows* when just *we* will be able to go out again like this?") It wasn't terrible, but definitely not something we'll be doing every day. orngtongue.gif

 

Today, the kids and I made cookies. I found a direction for rolled sugar cookies online somewhere, and all the reviews were "You'll *love* this recipe! It's so great! Blah blah blah!" so we tried it. I don't know what happened, but the first three or four attempts turned out *terrible*. I know the dough felt *awfully* sticky when I pulled it out of the fridge, but I've never made sugar cookies before from scratch, so I just went with it. I floured the table really well, floured the rolling pin, floured the top of the dough, and... it still stuck. To the table, the rolling pin, everywhere. So I kept adding flour and reworking it, and finally it came out alright. The kids had fun, DD just kept making Santa Clauses, and DS kept just making snowmen and Christmas trees. :P And we have a *lot* of cookies. :P I told DF I think next weekend, we'll stick with drop cookies, probably chocolate chip. :)

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I have had one incidence of tingly feeling...it felt like a letdown to me.  Haven't noticed it since, but it was obvious enough at the time!

 

Has anyone else felt like they've totally doubled in size?  I'm not even referring to weight this time (bookmark this post, it's a miracle! LOL), but I really felt like I grew 2 weeks ago while we were on our road trip to CO Springs, and I've definitely noticed that these days I feel massive and I walk like a pg lady. LOL  Not quite waddling, but the walk with the belly out in front...you know what I mean?

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I've been struggling with some perinatal depression and really trying to get myself outside and moving a little bit every day.  It's helping, but it sucks dealing with it.  I feel lonely a lot.  I had some friends that I thought were good friends who turned out to not be really good for me, and I'm sort of demoralized by the idea of trying to make more new friends.  And I don't have any contact with my family (which is a good thing, but still lonely).  I don't know really what I should  do about it.

I just wanted to say that I can relate. We moved to a different state in June and I haven't made any real friends yet. It's hard as a grown woman with kids! I really like some of the moms at DD's school, but it would feel so weird to say "Will you be my friend?" lol I skype with my bff a lot. She's also trying to make more friends and is finding it difficult as well. It's funny how set in my ways I was, and now I'm trying to start over in a sense. Here's to meeting more friends!

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I have had one incidence of tingly feeling...it felt like a letdown to me.  Haven't noticed it since, but it was obvious enough at the time!

 

Has anyone else felt like they've totally doubled in size?  I'm not even referring to weight this time (bookmark this post, it's a miracle! LOL), but I really felt like I grew 2 weeks ago while we were on our road trip to CO Springs, and I've definitely noticed that these days I feel massive and I walk like a pg lady. LOL  Not quite waddling, but the walk with the belly out in front...you know what I mean?

Yes, I do know what you mean! I was cleaning the bathtub the other day and when I bent over, I felt like my uterus was just in the way! I definitely feel pregnant. I'm enjoying it, though!

I'm getting much firmer kicks and punches now, instead of just faint wiggles. I'm loving it!

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I've been struggling with some perinatal depression and really trying to get myself outside and moving a little bit every day.  It's helping, but it sucks dealing with it.  I feel lonely a lot.  I had some friends that I thought were good friends who turned out to not be really good for me, and I'm sort of demoralized by the idea of trying to make more new friends.  And I don't have any contact with my family (which is a good thing, but still lonely).  I don't know really what I should  do about it.

I've struggled with this too. My midwife suggested it was because I had to cut back on exercise so like you I've tried to get out more....but there are just days... Around here everyone is two faced so I really don't get too close to anyone.  In fact, my kids are in three different home school groups just so I don't have to be around any one group of adults on a regular basis.  I pretty much avoid most mainstream mamas altogether as they usually don't understand our lifestyle and "talk" a bit more than others.

 

Anyway, for me, I've been able to identify some situations which are making me depressed (marital issues which seem to be resolved now, relationship with the inlaws, lack of exercise, worried about having a fourth kid, and like you just a little lonely because I would LOVE to have close friends)

 

I did start feeling better when I upped my vitamin intake through a multivitamin (quit taking the prenatal at the end of the first tri) and through teas (nettles and red raspberry for me).

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I have had one incidence of tingly feeling...it felt like a letdown to me.  Haven't noticed it since, but it was obvious enough at the time!

 

Has anyone else felt like they've totally doubled in size?  I'm not even referring to weight this time (bookmark this post, it's a miracle! LOL), but I really felt like I grew 2 weeks ago while we were on our road trip to CO Springs, and I've definitely noticed that these days I feel massive and I walk like a pg lady. LOL  Not quite waddling, but the walk with the belly out in front...you know what I mean?

 

I haven't noticed a change in my walk but my family has LOL my mother in law pointed it out earlier today as well. AND yes i totally feel massive lately to O_o 

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I went ahead and bought a nice new bra--I went from a DDD to an I (yup, the letter after H) and couldn't squeeze into the old ones anymore. It feels SO much better to have the right size on! (But yes, I did buy a nursing bra, hoping that my breasts will be this size again postpartum.)

 

Is anyone else feeling the growing-boob "tingles" again? I'm 20w4d, and could swear that they're getting even bigger.

i don't think the growing boob tingles have ever left me LOL they just get a little stronger on certain days LOL

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Is anyone else feeling like they are running out of room in there? It seems this is earlier than with the last ones.  Either way, it's not a good feeling for me.  You'd think being the 4th I'd be used to it by now ....

I brought this up earlier when i was on the phone with my mom to direct quote myself "I'm only 20 weeks tomorrow your sure this skin stretches that far right?!?! *LOL*" i'm a small person to start with im already to the point where bending is almost impossible (though i can still do it if i try) i'm just a bit over 5'1  so you can imagine what a normal size baby looks like in my arms let alone with placenta and fluid inside my uterus making the package even bigger LOL. my husbands friends are on call for a "i dropped this stuff in the kitchen and cant pick it up" moment in the near future LOL 

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I have had one incidence of tingly feeling...it felt like a letdown to me.  Haven't noticed it since, but it was obvious enough at the time!

 

Has anyone else felt like they've totally doubled in size?  I'm not even referring to weight this time (bookmark this post, it's a miracle! LOL), but I really felt like I grew 2 weeks ago while we were on our road trip to CO Springs, and I've definitely noticed that these days I feel massive and I walk like a pg lady. LOL  Not quite waddling, but the walk with the belly out in front...you know what I mean?


I totally popped somewhere between weeks 19 and 20 and feel enormous now (at 21.5w).  I can't believe I already feel this lumbering!  That being said, we were traveling over Thanksgiving break and my...erm, digestion was off.  I actually feel a bit smaller today now that I've been back to my normal eating/eliminating routine.  I guess when your uterus is already taking up space, any small amount of bloat is going to make you look huge!

 

Even though my fundus is near my belly button, I'm still feeling kicks and pokes pretty low, and nowhere near my belly button really.  Where are you all feeling movement?  This baby NEVER stops moving.  It's a little concerning because we definitely saw correlations in in-utero/earthside sleep habits with both of our other kids.  My better sleeper went long hours in the womb where I wouldn't feel him, especially in the mid-afternoon and after around 10pm.  My daughter, who never napped for longer than 45 minutes and still fights bedtime more than my son, was never still for longer than...45 minutes. And she was often most active at night.  This baby follows those patterns to a T!  My husband is terrified.  LOL!

 

We have an u/s scheduled for tomorrow and I am DREADING it.  My m/w wants me to check on things because I've been having a lot of unusual spotting.  I really hate u/s and for many reasons don't choose to do them normally.  However, I see the value in making sure nothing weird is going on with my placenta.  I'm still not looking forward to it though.  It does not help that one of my dearest friends in the world, who is due the day before me, got some devastating news at her u/s two weeks ago.  I'm feeling pretty anxious.  And when you're not finding out the sex, it's not really that exciting, so I feel I have little to look forward to (except, God willing, peace of mind?).  We shall see.

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I can also relate to the feeling of loneliness. We don't live near family. Haven't since 2002. My best friend lives 3 hours away, but the chaos of each of our lives has kept us from getting together since last May. I have a couple of friends I've made since moving here last year, but we don't hang out a lot and I haven't reached the point where I am ready to share stuff I'd share with my best friend. Add to that the disconnection between dh and I that seems to happen *every* time I'm pregnant. I feel like we never really spend time together and like he feels it is my fault, but I'm so tired and he never seems all the interested in hanging out. He is so not into the fact that we are having another child. I think the only pregnancy he got remotely interested in was our first. With our second, and all the others, he wasn't happy because he didn't want to have more when we did. After our second he just didn't want anymore at all. We're on baby number 5... I've tried talking to him about focusing on the positive sides of it all, but he doesn't want to. It's not like either of us would give any of our kids back, so I don't understand why he can't just focus on what a blessing each of our children has been and this one will be. 

 

I also feel big at times. I'm 5'1 and totally get the whole, having to squat to pick something up. Thankfully I have monkey toes and can pick things up with them sometimes. Although, not helpful when I'm wearing socks and slippers. I haven't been exercising like I've wanted to, either. I made the mistake of looking in the mirror the other day at my backside. I was so not impressed! haha I think my belly is cute! But my rear end... yikes! And then I ate some ice cream. :) I do need to cut back on my sweets, though. I know when the holidays are over I'll be able to cut back on my sweets intake. I always do. I just have it in me that the holidays aren't the holidays without all the cookies, ice cream, cocoa, and pie and such. I have upped my veggie intake though, which is good. I do pretty good on water when I'm home, but horribly if we are out and about. I need to get in the habit of taking water with me whenever I go anywhere. I just hate having to pee out in public so much.

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I feel really fat, but not that big yet (only 18w still). I've got a little bump, but if I wasn't overweight, it'd be much smaller. I think I let things go a little bit as far as healthy eating/exercise (using pregnancy as an excuse), and I'm not OK with it...so I've got myself back on track. I even set up a reward system for myself. Depending on how well I say on track, I get extra money to spend on pampering stuff near my due date (like a manicure). I also got a voucher for eyelash extensions super, super cheap on one of those daily-deal type sites. I'm saving it for near my due date, so I can look put together in birth/newborn snapshots. I hate the pictures of myself from DD's birth, and I don't want any excuse to hide from the camera. But I know I realistically won't be able to make putting on mascara a priority. lol  And my eyelashes are tiny (and not very dark). DH has waaaaaaay longer lashes than me.

 

I just spent about an hour shoveling snow...actually, it was more scraping ice than shoveling snow. Our sidewalk doesn't get much sun in the winter, and if it doesn't get shoveled RIGHT after the snowfall, then it gets packed into ice because it's a busy sidewalk and a million people walk up and down it.

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I totally popped somewhere between weeks 19 and 20 and feel enormous now (at 21.5w).  I can't believe I already feel this lumbering!  That being said, we were traveling over Thanksgiving break and my...erm, digestion was off.  I actually feel a bit smaller today now that I've been back to my normal eating/eliminating routine.  I guess when your uterus is already taking up space, any small amount of bloat is going to make you look huge!

 

Even though my fundus is near my belly button, I'm still feeling kicks and pokes pretty low, and nowhere near my belly button really.  Where are you all feeling movement?

 

Oh totally, if my digestion varies at all it's TOTALLY obvious in my physical appearance.

 

At 19 weeks, my fundus is at/slightly above my belly button, but the majority of my movements are still down very low, like just below midway between my pubic bone and belly button.  I feel a ton of movement too!!!

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I have never worn VS bras. Not ever since I asked them if they carried my size, and the lady looked at me and said, "No, Victoria's Secret has a certain image they want to portray, and... you don't fit in it." But if I could find my size and was comfortable, I guess I'd suck it up, if it wasn't uber expensive.

 

jaw2.gif Oh my gosh.  I think my eyes just popped out of my head reading that.  I would have been furious if someone had said that to me.  Of course, when I get furious, I just sputter and walk away feeling stupid, so it wouldn't have been really effective.  But yeah.  Whoa. 

 

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Today, the kids and I made cookies. I found a direction for rolled sugar cookies online somewhere, and all the reviews were "You'll *love* this recipe! It's so great! Blah blah blah!" so we tried it. I don't know what happened, but the first three or four attempts turned out *terrible*. I know the dough felt *awfully* sticky when I pulled it out of the fridge, but I've never made sugar cookies before from scratch, so I just went with it. I floured the table really well, floured the rolling pin, floured the top of the dough, and... it still stuck. To the table, the rolling pin, everywhere. So I kept adding flour and reworking it, and finally it came out alright. The kids had fun, DD just kept making Santa Clauses, and DS kept just making snowmen and Christmas trees. :P And we have a *lot* of cookies. :P I told DF I think next weekend, we'll stick with drop cookies, probably chocolate chip. :)

 

Ah yum!  I'm glad the cookies came out after all.  I hate when I am making something and the dough sticks.  I want to make some cookies with DD soon too.  We are gluten free, so I bought a couple cans of almond paste to make amaretti, and since I don't have anything fancier than a ziploc bag to pipe them with, we will probably do them drop style.

 

I'm also looking forward to getting our tree!  We had a bunch of ornaments but they were in the attic in an open box with the nasty bat poop, so I'm just going to toss them and make our tree trimmings with DD this year.  I am planning to make cranberry garlands, and I have a bunch of beeswax ornaments I made with her last year that are broken, so I am going to melt them down and do them over.  They are so easy to do with candy molds and they smell soooo good.  And I think we are going to make yarn pompoms and maybe do some gf salt dough ornaments.   My house may never get clean between now and January, but darn it, we are going to make ornaments....!

 

What's everyone doing for their winter holiday?

 

I'm sorry to hear that so many others are also feeling down or lonely.  But... I gotta admit, it makes me feel like less of a jerk for not being perky happy like I think I ought to be.  I guess pregnancy just really can be kind of emotionally difficult.  I also added a b-complex supplement on top of my prenatal, and I started up therapy again.  Both things seem to have helped, but I'm still so sluggish.

 

Miss_nikki, I also feel really disconnected from my partner.  We had a conversation last night where he was trying to tell me that he thought he was unfairly blaming me for being tired, and that he felt really anxious and defensive lately and thought I was mad at him all the time, (and I'm not) and I was so prickly and defensive that it turned into a fight.  Not a bad one, and things sort of got left where they were before...but it's like we can't seem to connect with each other.  I miss him.

 

Well, the house is really a wreck today.  I am trying to motivate myself to wash a couple loads of dishes and do some laundry, which will go far towards improving things.  But on the plus side, I baked cheese muffins with DD this morning and then this afternoon, we dyed playsilks (and "reverse dyed" a few that were bleeding a lot by boiling them in baking soda water until they came clear.  One turned from super dark almost inky black purple to a very pale pastel pink!) and then I ironed them while DD sat on the floor next to me and "told a story" with her toys. 

 

I actually feel like my uterus is taking up less room than earlier on.  I remember around the middle of the first tri, it was pressing on my bladder and pelvic floor a lot and now that it's straightened out (it's retroverted), I feel like I have a lot more room in there.

 

I also need to keep drinking my water!

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So dishes... I was just standing at the sink for maybe 10 minutes to rinse and load the dishwasher and my belly is all wet from the spray! I forgot about this lovely part of having the belly so close to the sink. I'm glad I switched my cabinets around a couple of years ago because last time I could barely reach the cabinet with our plates and glasses once I got a bit bigger. This time that cabinet has rarely used stuff in it. 

 

Also, this is my first pregnancy over the Holidays and I am salivating over all of the desserts and meals I'm seeing (pinterest is dangerous for this). This is challenging!! On the plus side, my hashi meds are seemingly working for me as I haven't gained anything in the last few weeks. My diet has drastically changed from my first pregnancy too so I'm hoping I don't get as big as I did with her despite starting out heavier. 

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Wish my meds for Hashi's were benefiting me similarly!  Though I haven't gained anymore, but gosh, I've got to really level of/stop gaining if I don't want to top like 80lbs this time! (started out heavier this time than ever before, too)  I suppose it would be easier to accept if I didn't FEEL the weight so much, KWIM?

 

Speaking of Hashi's, those mama's with it, what are your antibody levels these days?  I need to go in again, haven't had a draw since 10 weeks but they were only at 14, down from 18 at 4w, so doing really well (though my TSH/T3/T4 are all really low, obviously, from the meds). 

 

And the belly hitting things...I once burned my belly on the stovetop! LOL 

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I have never known my numbers and never knew to ask. My next appt for it is on the 13th so I will request a copy of my lab work then. I honestly don't even know what's good or bad. I just went with what the dr was saying. Sheepish.gif I'm going to have to get educated for sure. 

 

 

In reading a lot of what others have been experiencing with Hashi's I am thinking I must have a really minor case. The main thing I was dealing with was being unable to lose weight. I think spending a couple of years transitioning to a gluten free / Paleo diet helped a lot with any other symptoms I may have had. Now if only I could get back to where I was when I first got my bfp. It's just been hard to resist certain temptations this holiday season. 

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Phew!

 

For days I've been having security issues with my blog (switching to Wordpress from Blogger earlier this year has brought me endless complications). I FINALLY got the security breach fixed tonight, and updated my layout, and installed a new Spam filter yesterday that is actually blocking the spam comments! Halle-freakin-lujah. Now if I could find the energy/time to catch up on content (I have a million draft posts and ideas, but not anything fit to publish).

 

Baby is more noticeably wiggly now. I like it. Helps me feel a bit more bonded/excited instead of just "omg, what was I thinking doing this again?!" Friday is our big ultrasound day. We're not taking DD to preschool that day, so she can come along. I won't lie, I'm hoping for a girl. But I'm not feeling quite as apprehensive about having a boy as I was a week or two ago. I think once I find out, either way, I'll bond and be fine. But it is annoying that, despite starting out this pregnancy super excited about either possibility, I now have a preference.

 

DH's bday is tomorrow. We don't have any special plans (he's not that big on birthdays). My birthday is next week. Then DD's is the week after that.

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We get to *hopefully* see if baby is a boy or a girl in the AM... I'm sooo excited, idk if I'll be able to sleep :D

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Yay Alaskan!!! That's an exciting time. And the whole u/s is so in depth- it's like spending an hour with your baby! Uh, not that it's not always with you, but you see it!

 

Where's everyone at as far as work vs. stay home after the baby is born? 

 

I have epic student loans, so while I'd like to take a crack at full time with my jewelry business and take a year out of the classroom, it's pretty risky. 

I am a teacher by day, so I'll have the standard 6 weeks, and am hoping to fanagle the extra week and a half that will take me to the end of the school year. Then, I'll have the summer.

 

I alternate between, "I could go back in the fall" and panicking about sending the LO off even to my MIL in September.

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I've been a stay at home mom pretty much the whole time. I've tried doing direct sales and did go to school and became a certified massage therapist, but then we moved right after I graduated and I haven't done much with it. I wouldn't mind being a work at home mom, because the extra money could be nice, but thankfully DH is in a position where I don't *have* to work. I don't really have a place in my home that I could do massage at, but I like doing crafty things and writing and stuff. I'm actually working on a book. Slowly... hahaha
 

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