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post #41 of 106

Yeah, we're not that far from San Gregorio, we're in Loma Mar.   It is a long commute but it's a beautiful scenic commute on windy country roads with no traffic vs. a "regular" commute sitting in stop & go on the freeway.  Definitely not for everyone though!   Gorgeous scenery but different way of life.

 

post #42 of 106
Hi all!

SF sounds so lovely. DH is there right now, actually, for a conference (that he attends yearly) and he just called to say how awesome SF is and how he'd love to live there. So... Maybe someday.

I also had a mid-July baby in 2010 and, like so many others, swore off having another summer baby... And yet... Here we are smile.gif. At that point, I was working full time in a "business formal" environment, so I wore a lot of suits and dresses, even though it was a super hot summer. I didn't even buy shorts until really late in the game. This time around, tho, I'm definitely stocking up on shorts/capris/skirts/dresses. The only thing I ever liked from Motherhood Maternity was that pair of maternity shorts. Somehow the cheap-o construction and fabric work well to make light weight shorts smile.gif. I also have no shame in wearing skimpy camis, despite being approximately as big as a house.

All that said, I'm also trying to not gain quite so much weight this time around. With YDS, I gained less than 35 lbs, but 1. Looked and felt HUGE, and 2. Had an awful time trying to lose the last 10 lbs. So this time, I'd like to keep it under 30, but who knows how that will go. Sigh... Is anyone else keeping an eye on their weight?

Btw, you will all be happy to hear that I've been able to pee recently. Woot! Hahaha!
post #43 of 106
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Btw, you will all be happy to hear that I've been able to pee recently. Woot! Hahaha!

 

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post #44 of 106

I feel for those of you in hotter places. I was only 4-5 months pregnant in the summer with DD and it only got as high as 30ish on a few days but I still swelled up and whined a lot lol It doesn't get really hot here for the most part though and we are close (about 5 minutes) to the ocean so the breeze and a dip always help!

 

We told our group of 4 best friends last night...about the move and the baby. I think they were all shocked but super happy for us :) I'm still getting some nausea in the evening but mostly I'm just tired! I'll be 14 weeks this week!


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post #45 of 106

My oldest was my only summer baby - end of June in GA.  I'm actually really cold natured so I was totally fine.  I'm only concerned this time because I've relied so heavily on my super long maternity tanks the last two pregnancies to make up that gap between the shirts and my pants (I'm tall, so nothing covers the belly at the end).  I hope I don't die wearing those under tshirts. :p

post #46 of 106

HI.

 

Im an Oregonian transplant living in fear of the Texas Summer! I experienced one already but I wasn't pregnant... We were in the weaning process so even the nursing body contact was low. I try not to fear anything, usually, so I guess I am actually nervous. Reason is: We have chickens. In 112F those birds need constant attention and ice added to their water. Not looking forward to doing that with a giant belly, especially since we live in town and clothing will be required to tend the birds. With #1, I was wearing sleeveless sundresses in February during a blizzard in Oklahoma. Tying to remember to just see what happens and enjoy the hose, un-heated hot tub, and shower daily. fortunately Daughter LOVES to swim! I see a summer pass to the city pool in our future.

 

As for clothes, I have a handful of handmedown summer tops and lot of wrap skirts, yoga pants and nursing/preggo sundresses (I LOVE the dresses from MilkNursingWear.com). Very grateful that 2 of my new friends in my new town are due the week after me and we will all be visiting the Just Between Friends Sale next month to stock up on summer maternity wear, carseats and mesh slings for wearing tiny in the shower!

 

I also just wear the camis/nursing tanks as shirts in the heat. I have no shame.

 

Has anyone had experience with nursing pajamas? I dislike nightgowns! they never stay down and I feel tied up, trapped and drafty! So I never wore the only nursing jammies I had. Just big t-shirts and shorts. A friend of mine bought a pack of mens undershirts and cut slits for easy access. anyways - just curious.

 

Sara

post #47 of 106
Sara- I hear you with the chickens in summer. Although I'm in CO, so we don't get heat as bad as you guys do. Last summer was a really hot one for us- lots of days beyond 100 degrees and most people don't have air conditioning. I did a lot of hosing down the dirt inside the chicken run, and they enjoyed digging holes and chilling in them.
post #48 of 106
Sara- I have city chickens too and I have found that I actually prefer summertime chicken care over wintertime chicken care. Immensely prefer it. Our winters are so snow and cold it's awful. The water turns to ice and we can't use our hoses in the winter to refill the water or wash, so everything has to be lugged back and forth from the house. They spend all day in coop and with all the moisture we are forever putting shavings down to try and keep it dry. And oh, the droppings!! in the nice weather we have droppings boards we spray off once a week, but in the fowl weather we have a pit. We had to clean it out already once XP

I even had to go to the thrift store to buy a cheap winter coat for coop work, because I can't get my real winter coat all chicken-y (its built into garage, so it's people sized.

I've lived in TX, I know it's hot, but I would take it over chiseling icy chicken poop any day XD

I always did a tank top under a t-shirt for night time nursing. Bottoms too.
post #49 of 106
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HI.

 

Im an Oregonian transplant living in fear of the Texas Summer! I experienced one already but I wasn't pregnant... We were in the weaning process so even the nursing body contact was low. I try not to fear anything, usually, so I guess I am actually nervous. Reason is: We have chickens. In 112F those birds need constant attention and ice added to their water. Not looking forward to doing that with a giant belly, especially since we live in town and clothing will be required to tend the birds. With #1, I was wearing sleeveless sundresses in February during a blizzard in Oklahoma. Tying to remember to just see what happens and enjoy the hose, un-heated hot tub, and shower daily. fortunately Daughter LOVES to swim! I see a summer pass to the city pool in our future.

 

As for clothes, I have a handful of handmedown summer tops and lot of wrap skirts, yoga pants and nursing/preggo sundresses (I LOVE the dresses from MilkNursingWear.com). Very grateful that 2 of my new friends in my new town are due the week after me and we will all be visiting the Just Between Friends Sale next month to stock up on summer maternity wear, carseats and mesh slings for wearing tiny in the shower!

 

I also just wear the camis/nursing tanks as shirts in the heat. I have no shame.

 

Has anyone had experience with nursing pajamas? I dislike nightgowns! they never stay down and I feel tied up, trapped and drafty! So I never wore the only nursing jammies I had. Just big t-shirts and shorts. A friend of mine bought a pack of mens undershirts and cut slits for easy access. anyways - just curious.

 

Sara

 

Sara, I see you're living in Denton, which is a super laid-back place besides being a college town, so I am pretty sure you can get away with wearing anything you want this summer. One thing I do love about Texas is that we all face facts that it's hot and in the summer, no one is very dressed up for anything. People go half-naked to weddings. And this isn't even pregnant people. :)

 

I didn't wear nursing pajamas. My sister got me these hilariously sexy ones, which does not go with my personality at all. They are still practically brand new. I just wore big t-shirts and whatever shorts or pj bottoms I want. I didn't wear a nursing bra at night, but I kept an extra tee by the bed so I wouldn't have to go back to sleep soaked in milk every time. Even so though, I was so tired, I don't  remember caring terribly much if I was. Ha!

post #50 of 106
How am I so hungry all the time? It just started this past week and it's so intense! I'm trying to eat more fruits and veggies for snacks but I just feel famished between meals!
post #51 of 106

Sara, Is their water shaded?  We had a lot of luck moving our chicken and goats water into a shaded breezy area.  Also, with the chickens we used a bigger water tank (we made one out of a 5-gal bucket) because it took longer for that amount of cold water to get hot, then the water would *usually* get cooled off again by lower nighttime temps.

 

Banana, I agree, winter animal maintenance is bad.  But I think my least favorite is during monsoon season.  Just yuck!

 

 

With DS we co-slept and the only way I was comfortable in the beginning was topless.  No matter what I tried to wear to sleep I felt I was constantly trying to untangle myself from a fishing net and make sure my tiny little babe didn't get caught up in it as well.  When he got a little older I found a soft button down was nice for me to cover up a little.  I could button just the top couple of buttons and we still had easy access, but I stayed warmer.

post #52 of 106
Now that I think about it, I spent a lot nights topless with a towel with Dd1 too. I remember my tops always being soaking wet. Lol

I lived in Wichita Falls! Small world!
post #53 of 106
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How am I so hungry all the time? It just started this past week and it's so intense! I'm trying to eat more fruits and veggies for snacks but I just feel famished between meals!

I was just coming to ask how frequently everyone is getting hungry/needing to eat. This feels more like 3rd tri to me with going from fine to famished in moments and needing food what seems super frequently. It may be 2-3 hours but almost never longer.

I'm also measuring (not that we've measured, just palpated) more like 20 weeks. I'm 14 today and my fundus is now totally up to my navel. It's risen steadily each day. Anyone else seeing that kind of rapid change?

While I'm generally opposed to early US and minimize them, I'm going to see a friend, who jut finished training as an US tech, on Wednesday evening. MW suggests dates are off but I'm pretty confident with them. I'm feeling so awful that I think it will be useful to know if there are any surprises.
post #54 of 106

Hi all!

 

Hmmm...  nursing pjs.  I've never had any.  It sounds like a good idea, but not for me until like 6 months or later - before then, my supply is so crazy high that I just soak EVERYTHING.  In the beginning, I can't even really nurse lying down because my kids choke if I don't pump some off first.  Great, right?  When I first heard about oversupply, I thought, "Wow!  What an awesome problem to have."  And yes, I prefer it to having a low supply, but it's really not that fun.  All that said, maybe later, nursing pjs would be nice.

 

And speaking of nursing pjs, that made me think of stuff to buy.  I know there are others out there on #3...  I felt like with #1, I bought a ton of stuff (obviously - I had nothing!), but with #2, I didn't need to buy anything.  Now, with #3, I'm feeling like I'm almost up to #1 buying "needs."  My kids aren't that far apart (ODS is 5, YDS is 2.5), but I just feel like after 5 years of use, a lot of stuff is getting ratty (infant seat, stroller, maternity clothes, etc.)  I should add that we have cousins whose kids are sandwiched between mine, so things keep getting handed down the line.  So, for instance, our infant seat has been used by ODS, YDS, and Cousin #2.  That's the way a lot of stuff has gone.  (And I put "needs" in quotes, because most things I don't really need...  except an infant seat, but would like to replace.)  Anyone else feel that way?

 

CoffeeBean, I totally hear you on the hunger, BUT I'm impressed that you managed to keep it away this long!  With all three of my kids, I have had an outrageous hunger streak starting approximately 1 second after getting my BFP (or even before!).  So this time around, I was famished from before I knew I was pregnant, until m/s hit, and then, I was alternately famished and gross.  Now things are seeming to level off a bit.  I've actually started tracking what I eat using an iPhone app (MyFitnessPal, for anyone who's interested).  I've found that I feel better (nausea- and hunger-wise) when I'm keeping track of what I'm eating and ensuring that I'm eating healthy foods, rather than following whatever crazy craving I'm having (which I also do sometimes!).  I'm not going overboard with the tracking - I just like to know.  Finally, I have all but given up on real meals.  Instead, I wake up and have a snack.  A couple of hours later (so like 8:00 am!), I have another little snack, and so it goes throughout the day.  And I *try* to have snacks that have both carbs and protein, so just a piece of fruit doesn't really cut it for me.  Fruit and cheese?  Now you're talking :)  I'm finding that if I let myself get too hungry, then I eat a ton (like I did around 3:30 yesterday afternoon), and then I feel gross/nauseated/heartburn-y (too sick to eat any part of dinner with my family), but if I eat lots of small things throughout the day, I feel a lot better.

post #55 of 106
Thread Starter 

MellyBelly, double check the expiration of the car seat. If it sat on the shelf for a while before you bought it, you many need a new one for babe.

 

I found what worked pretty early on for me as PJs. Nursing tank (Target particularly) and whatever bottoms I want. When Monkey was new I had two pairs of hemp pads and changed half way through the night. Monkey was still nursing and Bee nursed frequently at night, so I never had the same leaking problems with her.

post #56 of 106
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...I have had an outrageous hunger streak starting approximately 1 second after getting my BFP (or even before!).  So this time around, I was famished from before I knew I was pregnant...And I *try* to have snacks that have both carbs and protein, so just a piece of fruit doesn't really cut it for me.  Fruit and cheese?  Now you're talking :)  I'm finding that if I let myself get too hungry, then I eat a ton (like I did around 3:30 yesterday afternoon), and then I feel gross/nauseated/heartburn-y (too sick to eat any part of dinner with my family), but if I eat lots of small things throughout the day, I feel a lot better.

 

I could have written that word for word.  It's getting kind of annoying to plan out everything I think I might want to eat for a day at work, but it probably results in better planning than eating whatever I find at home, which may not be the best choice.  ;)  And my husband does all the cooking and shopping, so trying to tell him what I want is difficult too (I know, not a hugely bad problem to have).

post #57 of 106
Hey, I was 12 wks yesterday!
post #58 of 106
I was SOOOO hungry with my DS that I was eating tons of food, constantly. I was nauseated, but I could still eat endlessly. I have hardly been able to eat with this one. I have had moments of intense hunger (HATE nighttime hunger pangs!), but mostly I've been sooooooo sick and repulsed by food. Even when I start eating determinedly, I can't eat very much. With my DS pregnancy, there wasn't enough food in the world! By this time last pregnancy, I had already gained about 15 lbs. this time, I am down 11 lbs from pre-pregnancy. But I do sympathize most readily with those that are starving and those that start lurching when food is near. Pregnancy: it's not for the faint of heart!
post #59 of 106
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Hey, I was 12 wks yesterday!

 

Me too!  *virtual high five*  lol.gif

post #60 of 106
Thread Starter 

I keep thinking that if I eat just the right thing, my tummy will settle and all will be well. Not luck yet. Instead I am still coughing up snot balls and threw up while walking my son to school (thank goodness for snowbanks).

 

Met with my potential doula today and it was awesome. But I am not sure if I want her enough and there will be enough to do to justify spending almost $700. If I needed her, for sure, but that is a lot of cleaning lady hours that would make my life better.

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