Edited by Shiloh - 5/6/13 at 12:55pm
Edited by Shiloh - 5/6/13 at 12:55pm
I know just what you mean about the primal thing... I keep reading things in my various books about how your significant other might be hesitant to do physical things with you, intimidated by your changes, etc., and all I can think is, are you kidding? Not mine! He actually told me last week that he's been fantasizing about what I might look like pregnant for years! News to me. :) I'm glad, though, it makes me feel very proud of my body and the changes that are happening.
I have tried so many things regarding the pooping of bricks, but I feel like it's just destined to stay this way. It's my only symptom left over from my first trimester, so I really shouldn't complain. And I rarely do... except to the cats, who follow me into the bathroom and rub up against my legs as if to say, "Man, you've been in here a long time!" Haha.
I hit 17 weeks on Sunday, and it is FANTASTIC to have so much energy again. Husband and I have been cleaning the house like maniacs on his days off - it's horrific how bad it got.
my belly has started getting in the way. i bump into it--or bump it on things. i feel lots of movement from little poppy--my half pound parasite. i am almost 19 weeks. with all her movement, i think i'm going to be in trouble when she has more weight on her & a more powerful punch. and i get hungry about 10 minutes after i eat!! second trimester is usually good to me. i could use a little more energy. homework & kids don't mix (i was up until 2am & then up at 6am,) but i'm getting all A's & i have three weeks off until summer school.
on the domestic front, i have a friendly split of households with the father of my kids. i will be moving to my own apartment, & he will be moving in with friends. i was dreading telling him that i wanted to separate, but he is taking it well so far. we usually function better as friends than we do as a "relationship." so now i just have to get the great apartment in the great neighborhood that i have my eye on!! no more co-op; no more campus neighborhood; onto greener lawns.
That's great news, EmConnell! Glad to hear that you're getting to a better/happier environment! :)
Echo, awesome pic! Where do you live? Alfredo sounds sooo good right now. I'm constantly hungry!
Rainyday, I love your positive outlook on your body! I'm embracing the changes as well :)
Shiloh, glad you're feeling better!
AFM, I'm 18 weeks today, yay! We'll be finding out the sex next wednesday, the 15th! We can't wait! My only remaining symptom from the first tri is some lingering nausea that hits randomly. Has anyone else been almost constantly hearing your pulse in your ears?? I've read that it's not really uncommon. Just kind of weird!
Emconnell, great news!
I'm 20 weeks. LMP places my due date at Oct 2 so I'm sticking around here but I'm measuring big two months ago and now, so 20 weeks it is (sept 24).
DF was shocked at my growing belly last time I disrobed but he was happily shocked and into it so I'm trying to let him make me feel beautiful with his attentions. I still think it's a horrible look on me, but if there's something groovy about it in his eyes then that's the silver lining.
Hi! I'm 18 weeks now. I had an ultrasound this past Friday. I brought the whole crew along. Wow, doctor's offices are so less nice than my midwife's place! And we had to wait! Anyway, it's a BOY! After four girls and a boy, another boy seems right. This is the first time we've found out. I don't usually have ultrasounds, but I did it this time just for gender because the kids were so into the idea. Honestly, we have had a lot of crazyness over gender in the past as we were sure each of the four girls were boys, and it was really hard the fourth time, so it is nice not to have that issue now. Also, I'm excited about knitting for baby and now I know what colors to buy or make from our fiber critters! Amazing there is a little person in there!
I'm feeling well, mostly so much bigger, but it is a relief to have a belly to show for some of the weight gain now. It can be so hard to get dressed, though! It is such a weird feeling when it seems like your clothes keep shrinking!
19 week today . . . a little surprised at how fast this belly is growing . . . scares me to think about 5 more months of it! Eeek! Our "big" ultrasound is the 14th, just trying to keep myself occupied until then! I'm so excited to find out what this little peanut is and do all the "fun stuff" that goes along with that.
Otherwise enjoying some amazing weather this May, here in Florida . . . unusually cool temps, which is so nice!
Eloise - I think we stole your heat! It was 85 today in Western Washington - holy crap. I was not prepared for this heat so early!
I'm very excited for our ultrasound too - it's on the 24th for me, and even though I've bought plenty of gender-neutral things already, it will be so fun to know one way or the other. :)
:) Hi everyone
16 weeks for me now and just home from a lovely midwife visit.. she's totally convinced the spotting was a one off event, and I'm feeling pretty positive about it all now.
Feeling pretty well atm and definitely have graduated to looking pregnant, rather than tubby. Having a 3D scan on Thursday so am hanging for that - just have to remember to tell the tech to try not to scan the boy/girl bits if possible!! Really want a surprise baby :)
Happy that bacon no longer makes me feel sick too! I've missed it so much! And great to see everyone seems to be feeling pretty good too
Midwife appt this afternoon. Excited and nervous to hear the heartbeat again. I feel like it's been forever and a day since my last appt. I assume we'll be scheduling the anatomy scan as well, so I'll be able to start counting down until we find out the gender!
I did a lot of cleaning and straightening up on Friday night and Saturday morning because a friend was coming over. Yesterday the chiropractor was like "you really did a lot this weekend, didn't you?" Oops. She advised me to take it a bit easier. Boo. It felt good to actually get something done and not feel crappy the whole time.
I had a coworker interrupt me mid-bite, halfway through my Subway sandwich yesterday to tell me that I shouldn't be eating it (it was a lunchmeat sandwich). Uggghhhh. I know the whole "no lunchmeat" rule, but it's not one I'm being strict about because the risk is so small. Everyone gets to make their own choices about what risks they're willing to take. I seriously don't need people interrupting my lunch to tell me what I can and can't eat. Buzz off and let me eat in peace! Ok, just had to get that off my chest.
Funny, I've eaten subway twice in the last week! I was super paranoid though and told them to take the chicken and microwave it first and then put it on the sandwhich which then goes through the oven, just to nuke/bake all possible nasties. :) But you're right even in cold lunchmeat slices, the risk is tiny.
I eat Subway at least once a week, your coworker can bite me lol.
So I have finally felt the baby move without having to mash down on my uterus to make it happen. It's only been like once a day but at least I'm feeling something! Only one more week until I find out if it's a prince or a princess and I am so ready!