General Chat for the November 2013 Due Date Club :)
How is every one?
Hey Ladies! Back from Idaho. Very exhausting trip!
14 weeks and quite excited. :)
Next appointment is mid may. No real symptoms except TIRED sometimes, and sometimes I have great energy.
Feeling like I have soooo much time until November..but then I know it isn't nearly long enough to do what I want. I really want to paint the kitchen. Thinking dark teal and brown. Then I figure maybe I better stick with Red and gold or something more traditional. I don't know. LOL
I ate ramen noodle this week and drank kool aid. I don't know whats happening to me, but that ranks up there as "WEIRD!" to me. I loved the ramen noodles. Still can't believe it. lol
Next appt. will be May 18th & we'll try to hear the heart beat with the doppler! Can't wait!
Feeling so so tired. I've just wanted to sleep. All. The. Time. Still having nausea and the foggy headache feeling, but today it hasn't been that bad. I'm getting better at eating the second I feel the nausea coming on. I was literally feeling like there was nothing I could eat so I started trying to add some things I hadn't been eating back in. Like breads, rice, tortillas. I have GI issues and it totally messed me up. Feeling better today though after acupuncture yesterday.
Symptoms - Hmm. Just today even though my gas and GI issues seem cleared up for now, I feel like my belly is trying to pop out! We went to the pool today and DH even said my looked preggo! My uterus has definitely made it's way above my pubic bone. Yikes...
Craving cherries!!! I've had to make 2 trips to costco for giant bags of frozen cherries! I've been blending them with spinach and a banana or a mangos. Or frozen cherries + frozen pineapple in the VitaMix makes a fabulous sorbet! I also bought sun dried cherries at the farmer's market mmm.
haha - ok teal & brown it will be :)
Silva - Cherries sound really good. It is right before payday for us and the trip cut our budget to nil - so its actually really embarassing how little fresh fruit and veggies we have in the house. I think we got 2 bananas and an apple. I do have frozen blueberries and berries, but not quite the same. Frozen normandy and some green beans. I am so buying cherries on pay day...and watermelon. and cantelope..and kale..
Hi Jonesies - I know I feel like a little bit of a cheat being here cause the u/s dating (which has always been off for me) says I am 14.3 weeks and due Oct 24th. I'm sure I'll be here Nov. 1st...:) I really am craving knitting time. and sewing time. Just crafty time in general! It has just hit the point that the kids have all the clothing they really need and I am so busy that I can't justify craft time...Except for today that is ;) I spent some time copying over the "Insa" skirt pattern. My baby turns 1 years old in 9 days and my other baby turns 6 in a week! I am making my niece a couple skirts and then will make the babies each a birth day skirt. I have less than a week, but I have HIGH hopes.
Post a pic of your cardigan when you are done. I love baby knits. :)
JJ - Come to the second trimester...it is mostly all good here. LOL
I am the same way as far as food goes. I find a food I like and I binge..then I'm just not hungry or nothing tastes good and so I abstain. We made nachos in Idaho for the family and it was just no good...but then we had biscuits and gravy and I ate like 3 biscuits and a cup of gravy. I was sooo full and sick..
Tonight I fixed salmon, peas and corn, biscuits and mac n cheese (its end of month and we are super strapped due to the trip..) and the starches were good but the rest not so much.
Next appointment - midwife 17th may
symptoms - bump! tiredness, little evening sickness
feelings - still feels surreal, nervous about general health ailments bladder problem, colds, then yesterday bleeding after bowel movement (back not front thankfully) sorry if TMI! But these sorts of things just make me worry for baby more than me.
Good news - 12 week scan went great, then we heard the hb at midwife appointment - amazing, I cried!
Cravings, marmite on toast
Next Appointment: Today!
Symptoms: Still tired, but starting to be able to eat again, nausea getting better
Feelings: Excited, looking forward to feeling better physically soon, trying not to be nervous about things going wrong
Good News: Meeting the mw today, showing early this time so I look pg :)
So wonderful to hear how everyone IS moving along. Even if not totally out the the "nausea woods" yet but still,step by step...day by day we are all moving into the 2ND TRIMESTER!!!! YAY!!!!
13+2 and I am feeling ALLOT better then the last time I chimed in. Moved into not feeling so sick, if at all... on most days. Still when it gets late it's time to sleep or puke. But my energy levels have picked up, smiling allot more, took the kids to school, cooking in the kitchen. These are all things I could not do for months. So I am back and loving it.
My hunger has improved, so eating more healthy then have been. Green smoothies in the morning get me until noon-ish and then rice and veggies, or soup. Trying to cut the breads out again, this always makes me feel stronger and it was impossible during these hard times. I needed the crackers and bread.
My skin has broken out on my cheeks with red dots that are not pimples. Kinda feels like a rash that doesn't itch. Not to pretty. But I would take this over the nausea any day.
Weeks: 13+6 (yay 14 weeks tomorrow!!)
Next Appointment: May 14th
Symptoms: Bloating, and I'm starving ALL. THE. TIME. Snack suggestions are welcome!!
Feelings: Excited mostly, will be telling some more friends in the next couple weeks so I'm looking forward to that. A little terrified about having a baby and a 2 year old (my DD is 21 months now) especially on the nights when my DD wakes up in the night and I have to go rock her back to sleep. I don't know how mama's of 3 or more do it! I'm freaking out about 2!
Good news: have heard the heart beat and got to see the baby looking like a baby at my last u/s. Also, I have not heard anything from my NT scan and bloodwork - no news is good news, right?
Cravings: Fruit, veggies, and like someone else said - ramen noodles. I haven't given in to the ramen noodles yet. Everytime I pass them at the grocery store I drool thinking about how delicious they would taste but then I think about all the salt and artificial crap in those seasoning mixes and keep going. I know I could eat them with my own seasoning but it's just not the same :( I haven't eaten them since high school I don't think but I can still taste how delicious it would be. I have to stop thinking about them. It's bordering on obsessive.
Welcome to May, ladies!!
I'm 12 weeks in just a couple of hours.
Next appt is May 16th at 13+5.
I alternate between several days of feeling good and a couple of days of feeling icky, but still no puking. And when I feel icky, my boobs and abdomen are more sore. Methinks it's connected! lol
I'm feeling more and more pregnant, mentally, and I'm in a good place. Also feeling kinda fat most days, but I'm more comfortable with that feeling than ever. woot
hmmm I think my good news is that I'm telling my boss on Tuesday which means I'll finally be able to talk to HR about leave and whatnot in November. I'm a planner, and not having this part planned out has been frustrating.
Still craving cheeseburgers. And salsa. I ate nearly a whole jar the other night by myself cuz it was just that amazing. Haven't craved anything I don't normally eat, tho, which is good.
ETA: I'm still crazy tired most of the time. In fact, when I talk to my boss on Tuesday, I'm gonna also ask if I can switch my schedule from 4 10-hour days (which I loooove ) to 4 9's and a half day. The long days are just too hard on me right now, but I've fought through them for the first trimester so as not to raise suspicion. And it'll also help with scheduling appointments and not having to make up so much work. I hope he says yes. He's pretty cool. Always adjusting his schedule to pick up his kids from soccer practice or take them to the dentist or whatever. I think it's so awesome that it's not just his wife always doing that stuff.
Jonesie - Too too cute! Love baby cardigans! I'm not into crafty over here...
Mmm apples, been eating a lot of those!
I had a weird craving today. Vodka. I think it started when I bought a bunch of pink grapefruits today. Then someone posted a fancy drink picture on Instagram and it sounded so so good to juice those grapefruits and make a greyhound. I'm still wanting it. Obviously this was out. I settled on the juice and it was so good! Very odd since even before becoming pregnant I hadn't drank in months. I had made some dietary changes that really had put a stop to desire I had for alcohol.
I'm really really excited that food is starting to sound and taste good again!
Mm, apples and peanut butter are a staple for me, especially since I still can't handle my usual dairy sources of calcium and protein! Not that apples have calcium...
Anyway... when I'm really careful about what I eat, I feel better, so I've been occasionally getting some housework done instead of letting my mom do it all. (She's been in town for a long visit, the dishes get done way more often.) :)
I still haven't contacted my midwife from last time. I'm 12+4 weeks now, so it's getting kind of important... but we still don't have insurance. We're SUPPOSED to, but my husband's work is having a dispute with the insurance company, and it's a mess. They might switch companies... I guess pregnancy can't be considered a pre-existing condition anymore, right? I hate the insurance system and think it's causing lots of our health care problems, but I've never been without it before, it's kind of scary if I think about it. I mean, it's not as though they're going to cough up much money for my midwife visits anyway - I think they gave us back about $600 from our $3600 homebirth last time, but if somebody gets sick, it's not going to be good. Fingers crossed, I guess.
Other than that, not much is new. We're supposed to be telling friends this weekend, but so far I haven't. I'm not sure why I'm feeling so ambivalent about telling people. Part of me just wants to let them guess when my belly gets big enough that they're sure it's not just fat. :)
Hey did anyone notice that the January DDC is up? That makes it seem like we're so far along...woot!
Hapersmion - I hope that the insurance situation is fixed soon...that has to be stressful.
Jonsiesgirl - I love the cardigan!
AFM: I seem to be feeling a bit better in regard to nausea/indigestion/food aversions but have been having headaches pretty consistently over the past few weeks. I am beyond excited about my first midwife appointment this week. I'll be twelve weeks and I am praying that we'll be able to hear the heartbeat. I think it will just be nice to have more concrete confirmation that there is actually a baby growing inside me (so hard to let that sink in!). Enjoy your Sunday everyone!