I've been wanting to get to know you ladies better and thought a general discussion thread might allow us to chat, vent, share, rejoice, commiserate, etc. without having to make a new thread that's "all about me."
I'll go first. :)
I've been dying to come on here and share since three weeks ago when I heard my baby's heartbeat for the first time (160!). :) I finally caved and requested Doppler use at 12 weeks. At that point I really stopped worrying about my pregnancy ending and started looking for flutters!
It's funny, because although now I KNOW I'm pregnant, there is a part of me that feels less pregnant than ever. My stretchy skirts accommodate my belly just fine, I'm loosing my morning sickness, and I have more energy lately (yay!) which is good because I spend the day chasing my other two. So whole days go by without me really thinking about the person growing within. Sometimes I get a real strong little "donk" from the inside which makes me go, "Oh yeah, Hi baby!"
And now that I've stopped worrying about miscarriage, I have time to worry about the baby being malformed in some way. I do a lot of praying. I have two friends who had babies with issues recently, one diagnosed at the 20 week U/S, one not. I feel like I've hardly been eating a diet of champions these last few months just trying to get anything down that didn't make me sick. I'm REALLY looking forward to my 20 week scan (early October) and hoping for a lot of positive reassurance from the technician.
And on the vent side, I've had a nasty cold this week. Thankfully I'm on the other side of it now, but it seems like I always catch stuff worse during pregnancy. I'm getting to where I never take OTC meds for colds anymore since I'm always pregnant or nursing! Nasal irrigation, Breathe Right nose strips, and probiotics seemed to pull me through this one.
Okay, your turn!