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How about a chat thread?

post #1 of 61
Thread Starter 

I didn't want to make a thread all about this little tiny thing that I did yesterday, so how about a chat thread for our group? Where you can post updates or check in and just chat about stuff? 

 

I did want to tell you guys that I had my pulses ready yesterday by an experienced TCM/ Acupuncturist and she said GIRL! I will no doubt have her check more than once through the pregnancy, but since we're not finding out the gender any other way this is super exciting. I have been really thinking boy even though my daughter dearly wants a sister. I suppose I'm just readying her for the possibility that it is a brother, which is of course wonderful! 

 

We have a long time to wait...

 

How are you all? 

post #2 of 61

Hi there!  Pretty good here.  I am thinking about trying acupuncture this time around, have never had it while pregnant.  Also really in need of a visit to the chiropractor :)  $$ has been tight..so hopefully next month.

My nauseousness seems to be easing off......I will be 12 weeks next week.  It's weird though, not as nauseous as I have been, but at the same time, nothing seems to sound good to eat.  trying to get back into a regular yoga routine....I have been so exhausted that I have taken several weeks off.  I find that regular exercise really helps me mentally (as well as physically)!!

post #3 of 61

mountainsun, same boat over here with exercise. I usually run 3-4 days a week, but the last few weeks . . . ugh. 

 

I just started to feel better this past week, though, so I'm hoping soon I'll be on the move again! It'll certainly help me be more body-positive. 

 

In just chatty news-of-my-life, my husband is going great guns on the house renovation since I told him of our little 'un on the way. The downstairs is now sheetrocked! Yes! (it was lingering in a state of gutted down to the studs, and he'd re-wired and re-insulated but not sheetrocked, so it looked a mess). He also totally gutted the downstairs bathroom and will be tiling it, installing the new fixtures, etc. Happily, he got the shower running in the upstairs bathroom first, or I'd be cranky . . . 

 

A little stressed because two different hospitals are offering to buy out our itty bitty medical practice (just the two doctors and me as far as providers, plus about ten nurses/office staff/support staff). I actually want us to be bought out, but it's not my decision to make. And I have a preference on which hospital does the buying. But it's all sooooo up in the air right now, and the two doctor/owners aren't on the same page, and tensions are running high. And the doc who's my primary support/collaborator is going to an every other week schedule, so I'm worried I won't have the help I need. And . . . etc. 

 

We'll see!

post #4 of 61
Thread Starter 

mountainsun: glad to hear you;re feeling better. I really began to feel human again at 13 weeks, and thoughI'm still not perfect, at 14 weeks I am living a pretty normal life. 

 

pepperedmoth: We have loads of renovation to do during this pregnancy once I am fully 'better'. I have to help with it, see. Either help or keep the kids busy while DH does it. We just bought this fixer-upper last year and have so much to do. A whole bathroom, stairs, a bedroom that needs complete gutting and rebuilding...

 

NO exercise here, still in recovery from 5 or 6 weeks flat on my back in bed from sickness. I am so weak. I'm 14 weeks today. 

 

I have been cleaning the house a lot, catching up from 6 weeks of DH "keeping it clean." 

post #5 of 61

I had my first midwifery appointment today! She has a crappy doppler (soon to be replaced. She had a good one but it was stolen out of her car with the rest of her birth kit and she's replacing things with better as she can) but we got a few seconds of fetal heartbeat before it ran away. I'm measuring big - she thinks it could be possibly I'm actually a month ahead. Uterus is 2 finger widths below my navel. Could easily be right on but giant, too. We Shall See. So that looks good! Live baby! :D

post #6 of 61

Yay Beckily!!! 

 

I had started an August chat thread but it died out so let's use this one as September! Lots of us entering our 2nd tri so hopefully lots to talk about!

 

School is back in session tomorrow and I am a teacher so I decided it was time to take out the maternity bin of clothes and see what will fit. I am pregnant at a totally different time of the year this go round. With my DDs, I was pregnant all summer and so could slouch around in anything. This time though I will be pregnant during the school year so I am definitely going to have to buy some work maternity clothes. I have 0 dress pants that will fit me out of that bin. A few for the third tri but definitely too big right now. I got a good laugh out of how ridiculous they look now but I know they will be snug by 9 months!  Anyone else breaking out the maternity clothes yet? 

post #7 of 61

I knew there was one but this was first ;)

 

I'm wearing just my normal clothes, which still includes some maternity shirts. I like them. And I just wear skirts and they're all elastic-waisted, so I'm good for a long time! 

post #8 of 61
I'm still using my "post-partum" pants, meaning the ones that are a size or two up that I can wear with a belt in early pregnancy and them post-partum for a while. That has been the best solution to pants for me, though I don't have to dress professionally most of the time for my job.

I also have a few skirts that are elasticky or stretchy...
post #9 of 61
I have this one, very ugly, shirred brown corduroy skirt that is super stretchy. Other than that I have a few maternity things. Once we get recupped from our most recent drama I will start scouring the thrift stores for maternity clothes.

Right now I'm obsessing over my yarn...or rather my lack of it. I'm out sick right now, so this would be an ideal time for knitting soakers if I had the yarn. Lol.

But I gave my worsted weight yarn away to a friend in need. Ha!
post #10 of 61

Heh, I'm totally in maternity pants. It's all bloat, but I am SO much more comfortable like this. Also using the rubber-band trick, and I need to buy one of those bella bands......

 

Selissa, I'm on a knitting kick too. Started on a maternity sweater, will try to finish it by the time I need it! Will start on a layette after. 

 

Still stressed over here re: buyout. Three other institutions now after us. Dirty tricks and political sniping abound. I am guaranteed a job ("lateral transfer"), and very probably a raise, but where? 15 minute commute or 45 minute commute? And when during all of this do I announce my pregnancy? Terrified of jeopardizing a job if they find out mid-merger I'm expecting . . . 

post #11 of 61

I'm feeling like a dinosaur who needs to have things explained. Like "maternity underwear." WHY are there special panties for pg women that look IDENTICAL to regular panties?? If I wanted a band around my underbelly, or midbelly, wouldn't I continue to wear the undies I have?!?!?! I want some that ride way high, because already I am not liking seams/elastic ON my belly. And I carry too low (or did the other 2 times) to wear anything Under my belly...it would have to line up with the hip sockets to be Under. I don't get it. I don't want elastic on my belly. I think I may need to just suck it up or travel back in time! Also, live in yoga pants? I can still wear nearly all of my prepreg clothes but this weekend they started to get less comfy.

 

Went to perinatologist today for 1st tri screening since I'm a dinosaur. Saw a real live baby with arms and legs AND a head lol in my uterus. So nice. I'll get the Materni21 test later this week I guess... I'll be 12 weeks by u/s on Thursday. They said I measured fine for the age and that the NT was normal. Woot! I'm still not exactly excited tho...like I'm *still* waiting for it to hit me. I think when I feel regular bumps from inside I'll feel differently?? I think I've already detected a flutter on occasion.

 

Also? I wake up almost every night and have to eat, usually a grilled cheese. If I don't eat, I just lie there thinking about food until I give in. I wake up to pee, eat, then I'm wide awake for 2-4 hours! Meanwhile, the exhaustion I expected earlier has hit me hard this last week and this week! It's all I can do to stay awake!

 

I feel so bloated!! :bgbounce

post #12 of 61
Thread Starter 

I almost never wear panties and certainly not while pregnant! (wait... is that TMI?)

 

It seems like every time I give birth I have to buy a 6 pack of underpants for postpartum as part of my birth kit. I'll need to this time, too, because I don't have any. Maybe one pair somewhere. 

 

So I am also not interested in maternity panties. 

 

My maternity clothing plan is this: we live near Dharma Trading, so I'm lucky in that I can go in and try on clothing blanks any time and not pay shipping. I plan to go buy a few long rayon skirts, some yoga pants, some tanks and some shirts. (at the same time, of course, I'll pick up some cute baby clothing blanks!) Then I'll choose 5 or 6 colors and vat dye them all. This way I will have clothes I'll be able to wear postpartum as well. The dresses & skirts are like $15- 20 each, everything is so affordable and natural fibers. 

post #13 of 61

I've mostly stopped wearing them, too. Too hot!

I will look into them, those are good prices! :)

post #14 of 61

Tabitha - totally with you on the postpartum undies! When I opened the maternity clothes tub, they were on the bottom and I said to myself, "Oh yes, there are the huge panties...." :rotflmao  I also remember the night I had my first DD, I called my mom and asked her to stop at Walmart before she came over and buy me those underwear I used to wear in grade school, you know, the ones with the big band that says Hanes all around?  She knew exactly what I was talking about and big panties were in my hand when she got there LOL!!!!!!! 

post #15 of 61

When I was pregnant last time, I finally got tired of rolling panties and went to the store for more. They asked what I was looking for and I said, "Giant Panties!" - I got them, too. Huge :D So comfy!

post #16 of 61
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My maternity clothing plan is this: we live near Dharma Trading, so I'm lucky in that I can go in and try on clothing blanks any time and not pay shipping. I plan to go buy a few long rayon skirts, some yoga pants, some tanks and some shirts. (at the same time, of course, I'll pick up some cute baby clothing blanks!) Then I'll choose 5 or 6 colors and vat dye them all. This way I will have clothes I'll be able to wear postpartum as well. The dresses & skirts are like $15- 20 each, everything is so affordable and natural fibers. 

I wish I could stand to not wear them! I won't go into the tmi of why though. I am So Jealous of your proximity to Dharma Trading! I have a wish list of baby stuff to dye come spring already :) I love tie dying but I rarely get the stuff out...I just hoard items to dye :) 

post #17 of 61
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I wish I could stand to not wear them! I won't go into the tmi of why though. I am So Jealous of your proximity to Dharma Trading! I have a wish list of baby stuff to dye come spring already :) I love tie dying but I rarely get the stuff out...I just hoard items to dye :) 

 

you crack me up. time and time again.

chat thread update- I'm limping. I *think* it's plantar fasciitis. but seeing as how i have no insurance right now (still waiting for our application for aid to get processed after hubby screwed up and didn't do the 6 month review) I haven't seen a doctor to tell me what they think is wrong with my foot. It worse first thing in the morning. when i put weight on my heel it feels like glass stabbing into me. nice, eh?  But during the day it loosens up and hurts less, especially with icing it. I also have still gone without getting any prenatal care (for the same reasons) although i have managed to start taking a prenatal vitamin... Sigh*
hubby has been slightly less busy with his graduate program in the last week or so and has been home a bit more, which is nice.
Still feeling very sick and very tired.. the limping thing is just unfair, fells like i'm being kicked while i'm down, ya know?

post #18 of 61

With body stuff, you're always kicked and then punched when down.

My all day nausea finally ebbed and then I got a nasty nasty cold. Now it's finally gone, but my back is about to go, too. The yoga/belly dance dvd saves me, but only when I can DO it.

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you crack me up. time and time again.

chat thread update- I'm limping. I *think* it's plantar fasciitis. but seeing as how i have no insurance right now (still waiting for our application for aid to get processed after hubby screwed up and didn't do the 6 month review) I haven't seen a doctor to tell me what they think is wrong with my foot. It worse first thing in the morning. when i put weight on my heel it feels like glass stabbing into me. nice, eh?  But during the day it loosens up and hurts less, especially with icing it. I also have still gone without getting any prenatal care (for the same reasons) although i have managed to start taking a prenatal vitamin... Sigh*
hubby has been slightly less busy with his graduate program in the last week or so and has been home a bit more, which is nice.
Still feeling very sick and very tired.. the limping thing is just unfair, fells like i'm being kicked while i'm down, ya know?

 

Banana, that DEFINITELY sounds like plantar fasciitis!  If you happen to have custom orthotics, wear them all.the.time.  Do not, under any circumstances, go barefoot (I almost cried when my podiatrist told me that).  Make sure the shoes you wear have a good arch support, or just wear the ones that are most supportive right now.  Hopefully that helps.  If you can immobilize your foot in an L position while you sleep (I had a brace-like thing) it may help too.  I had horrible PF when I got pregnant with my first and it did resolve itself during the pregnancy (without all of this other stuff), probably because of the hormones.  I hope that yours resolves soon.  The pain is wicked!  The best long-term solution is custom orthotics.  Super expensive without insurance though (sometimes even with insurance)!  Such a racket...

post #20 of 61

Yeah Banana, no question whatsoever, I second gizzyntaz, it is plantar fascitis (what I call "fascist feet"). I'll tell you, when I went to my doctor for PF, it was a while before I could get fitted for orthotics. Then we left for SE Asia before the appt and I never did get them. They gave me a few exercises that helped. The one I do is, while I'm putting my son to bed or otherwise lying down, taking one of those exercize rubber bands, and putting it over the ball of my foot (including my toes), then stretching it over my knee with a pillow under the knee so it doesn't hurt. The other one is to face a stair with your heels hanging down, just to stretch it out. 

 

Mine was really bad on one foot not to long ago. It was when I first arrived in Cambridge and didn't have a car and didn't want to take the bus (expensive!) so I walked 5 miles a day to the library! It has been better...and losing weight helped, too. But I do hope it gets better for you, sooner rather than later--what a pain. 

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