Originally Posted by AmandaLynnH
Oh, and according to the doctor I've gained 9 lbs since my last appointment. I know that can't be true. I dislike their scale. But now I'm all paranoid and having body image issues again. But, I did manage to walk for 30 minutes twice this week so that's something. I want to get back into 3 times a week for at least 30 minutes so I can get that last $50 incentive from our company's wellness program. There are only 7 weeks left in the year and I need to do it for 6 of those to get it. I think I can, I think I can, lol.
Hope everyone is having a good week and starting to feel more normal again.
Amanda, I am totally unsettled with my weight gain too...10 pounds so far this pg. I am fairly small to begin with, so that seems like a lot. I only gained 25 in my last pg, but I have a feeling this one will be different. Trying to embrace it, but it is hard not to feel fat (esp when last night DH saw a pic of me from 6 years ago and says "wow, you were skinny"). But mw assures me this is totally normal and they want you to gain 30-40 anyhow. Idk if bf-ing is the same each time, but I am hoping it will peel off the weight very easily this time like it did the last time. Of course I am 9 years older this time, so my faith in that wavers...
Originally Posted by MarieWalter
Hey, quick question for anyone who wants to chime in. I love taking baths and finally got around to taking a nice long one tonight. But, I couldn't quite enjoy it because I was afraid to get the water hotter than it was supposed to be, and I ended up just being a little chilly the whole time.
From what I found online, body temperature or a little bit higher is ok, but I have basically no idea how to judge that. Does anyone have tips (or if you have a baby bath thermometer, can maybe describe what 99-100F feels like)?
Alternatively, has anyone asked a care provider about this and gotten a more relaxed answer? I did wonder if this is one of those things that doesn't really need to be proscribed in pregnancy except stay away from extremes.
If your skin turns red when immersed, it may be too hot. If you flush when immersed, you may be getting too hot. It takes time to heat your internal temp up over 102 and keep it there, so watch for the signs of getting too hot. Otherwise, its really not a worry, especially because baths cool down on their own.
Originally Posted by nstewart
Sheryl, I hope you and DD are feeling better today! Thanksgiving...my 2 cents but it sounds like you want to stay close to home and make an effort to connect with some new friends. Seems like a perfect opportunity to do so and a great chance to have a mommy network before the new bub arrives.
Thanks x2, n! I kicked the throat thing in no time, but DD took a little longer, today is her best day yet, so I think we are good to go. Just keeping fingers crossed that DH doesn't get it! I am trying the black bean soup recipe you posted tonight, really looking fwd to it!
Family drama...so sorry for you guys dealing with it, I know how it sucks.
Oh, the toddlers! The highlighter and the peeing in the cheerios had me howling! Write those ones down, you will want to remember them (and as much as you think you'll never forget, things fade).
I am so happy its Friday! Just a few more hours of work and I'm free! We have friends coming over tomorrow and are planning a trip to the newly opened nature & science museum in our town. I can't wait for 2 days of sleeping in! Woo-hoo! Any fun plans for your weekends?