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Yes keep it alive ~ keep it alive
post #163 of 442
So, how is everyone's pregnancies going? Feeling good?

I'm 28 almost 29 weeks pregnant now, can't believe how fast everything has gone. It seems like I just found out and now we are almost there!!! I'm feeling big and uncomfortable sometimes, mostly at night because I keep having to flip back and forth to keep my hips from hurting. I find I get more tired quicker, but I think chasing a 2 year old around does that, yk?
post #164 of 442
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So where'd everybody go??

Things have been going pretty good here, though I've reached the stage(I'm about 31 weeks) where I need a nap. As in, I don't have a choice, I've got to sleep during the day.

On another thought, I'm concerned that I won't be able to drive for too much longer. I'm only 5' so my legs aren't very long to begin with and thee ol tummy is almost touching the steering wheel. I do have the seat reclined some to make more room, hopefully I can make it!!

Come on mamas, check in please!! Sara
post #165 of 442
Hi Y'all,

I'm not really sure if I 'qualify' however, whether I do or not, maybe y'all might be able to answer a question I have.

First of all, I'll be 20 in January and this is my husband and I's first. (hence the need for this question) We are planning a 2nd wedding for friends and family in December. I'm around 2 months right now (I have yet to see a dr. to be sure) and before I conceived I weighed around 215 (i'm 5'7") Our 2nd wedding is planned for this December.

Now, to my question: Is there any sort of a guess as to how much I'll be showing then? I've got my dress, and there is growing room in it, but I'm worried about there being enough! I'm also very small in the breast department as of right now... i'm supposedly an A.. or a B... I like to think of it as a mix.. so should I plan on having a bigger bust size also?

If any of you have any ideas, or clues, I could really use some advice! thanks!
post #166 of 442
unfortunatly, i dont think any of us can say how big you will get. I stayed pretty small until 4mths, then i popped and looked like i was due any day. Also, my breasts went from a c/d to a DDD. But every woman is different, hopefully you will still fit in your dress by then, is it an empire waist?
post #167 of 442
I am a plus sized gal myself. I weighed 295 lbs pre-pregnancy. I've always struggled with my weight. I am now nearing 36 weeks and have gained a total of 25 lbs. (14 of those being gained just in the past month and a half). I feel extremely heavy.
i am just hoping that i can lose it fast after babe is born. I plan to breastfeed which I hear is a good way to try and get weight off.
I was told by the u/s tech last month that the baby is on the "bigger" side. So I'm hoping to give birth naturally.
I am blessed so far with good blood pressure, good blood sugars.
Can only hope for the best.
I am soo happy there is a plus size forum. ITS MUCHLY NEEDED.

Anyone else out there weigh around what I did pre-preg?? I guess I'm just looking for support to say that I can make it thru this labor/delivery safely.
THANKS.
post #168 of 442
I was 260/70 depending on who's scale you trust, i only gained 13lbs in my pregnancy, and 2 weeks pp was down 25lbs from my prepregnancy weight. The weight was alllll baby etc.

I wish i had more experience on the weight thing, but i did feel like a house, it was sooooo hard remembering that huge belly in stores sometimes, i kept bumping into things lol
post #169 of 442
I was 297 upon giving birth to my first and about that upon getting pregnant with my second. So remembering that my OB said that if I didn't lose weight before getting pregnant again that my stomach muscles wouldn't be able to carry another pregnancy..... I ditched her ignorant a$$ and got a size friendly midwife who I LOVE.
I've only gained 7 lbs at 21 weeks but I am waddling and feeling self conscious. It really takes me off guard when I catch myself in the mirror. Like, "is that ME?!" I know we are supposed to support each other and not whine about our size but I am nervous about how uncomfortable and dysfunctional I will become in my third trimester. I'm worried about being able to care for my 2 year old. I'm also worried about labor. I want a VBAC but really I'm just nervous about having the stamina get through it. Maybe I should go exercise instead of sitting at the computer!
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I know we are supposed to support each other and not whine about our size but I am nervous about how uncomfortable and dysfunctional I will become in my third trimester. I'm worried about being able to care for my 2 year old. I'm also worried about labor.
We can be supportive while also talking about the concerns that are unique to bigger mamas, I think. There's a difference between discussing the problems you worry about having and being "down" on plus-sized mamas, at least IMO!!!

I too am worried about labor. In fact, that was going to be my question I was going to post here. Any experienced plus-sized mamas have anything to share about their labor experiences, stamina issues, etc?

NavyMommy at 4 months I had gained a few pounds but did not have a real pregnant belly yet. In fact I JUST kind of got that and I'm almost 30 weeks... but this baby is lying transverse most of the time and I think my placenta is anterior so everything is sort of still shmooshed in me! I think it's really, really hard to predict! I don't know how fancy a wedding you are having, but I got married in Vegas in a beautiful but cheap dress I got at this site... http://www.pacificplex.com/ (The 50's strapless dress). I was able to take it too a tailor in a local mall and they fitted it to me exactly, and altered it in two days!!! For like $30! So it fit me *perfectly* for our wedding.

If you're getting a really fancy dress I realize that is not an option for you, though! That would make it lots harder! Anyways congrats on your baby and wedding(s)! I wanna get married again too... it was so much fun!
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PS... has anyone heard whether or not MDC is planning to give plus-sized mamas our own forum? We've been askin' and askin'....
post #172 of 442
Well, I LOSE weight when pregnant. I'm heard that quite a few other plus mamas do too. I'm 6mo and lost 15lb so far. Baby is growing fine, I'm finally over the nausea and I'm eating, but that's just what my body does. So no telling how big you'll be in a few months. Although in my first pregnancy, my boobs did grow tremendously, even though overall I lost weight. Went from a B to a D. So my suggestion is to find a good seamstress that can promise to work you in at (close to) the last minute!
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Thanks prettypixels for what you said

I know I wish I knew if we'd get a forum or not.:
post #174 of 442
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I was told by the u/s tech last month that the baby is on the "bigger" side. So I'm hoping to give birth naturally.

Kimber, I just wanted to mention from what I've heard that later ultrasounds really aren't very accurate on weight they can be off by + or - a pound or so...so I wouldn't let the U/S info scare you. I've heard of mamas having an u/s saying they were having a 9+ lb. baby and out comes a little 6 lber!!

Try to remember whether you're plus size or not, your body is made to give birth!! Trust your body it stretches wonderfully to accomidate your baby. I've been hearing stories lately of 10, 11, 12 pound babies even being born vaginally!!

Sara
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On another thought, I'm concerned that I won't be able to drive for too much longer. I'm only 5' so my legs aren't very long to begin with and thee ol tummy is almost touching the steering wheel. I do have the seat reclined some to make more room, hopefully I can make it!!
I love the van I have this time. The peddles move back and foward. Since I already have them all the way forward my tummy doens't hit the stearing wheel yet! I am at 35 weeks. I have always managed to make it to the end before so I am sure I can this time.
post #176 of 442
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I love the van I have this time. The peddles move back and foward. Since I already have them all the way forward my tummy doens't hit the stearing wheel yet! I am at 35 weeks. I have always managed to make it to the end before so I am sure I can this time.
Tina-I really wish our vehicle had the moveable peddles!! This is the 1st pregnancy we've had this vehicle so I don't have any experience to know if I'll make it!!

I saw an ad in a magazine for peddle extenders. I went online to their website, and ouch!! : out of my price range. They are around $140 something. I thought maybe $20-30 Oh well. I'll cross my fingers I can adjust the seat enough so that I can make it to the end still driving.

Sara
post #177 of 442
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Tina-I really wish our vehicle had the moveable peddles!! This is the 1st pregnancy we've had this vehicle so I don't have any experience to know if I'll make it!!

I saw an ad in a magazine for peddle extenders. I went online to their website, and ouch!! : out of my price range. They are around $140 something. I thought maybe $20-30 Oh well. I'll cross my fingers I can adjust the seat enough so that I can make it to the end still driving.

Sara
I am sure you can make it! I was able to make it last time driving a 1989 mazda pickup truck, without power stearing and it was a stick! Although I think the last week or so I only took the kids to school and made DH take me anywhere else. He even took a day off work to take me to my last OB appointment, but we did live an hour down a mountain away from my OB. Good luck and dont worry, driving with your toes is easier than you think!
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PS... has anyone heard whether or not MDC is planning to give plus-sized mamas our own forum? We've been askin' and askin'....
its being considered, but thats the last thing i've heard.
post #179 of 442
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I too am worried about labor. In fact, that was going to be my question I was going to post here. Any experienced plus-sized mamas have anything to share about their labor experiences, stamina issues, etc?
I wouldn't worry too much about labor, it will happen the way it happens. Your body, no matter the size, is made to give birth. I had my daugther in 2004, experience 38 hours of labor and 3 hours of pushing.....it was long and hard and by the end I WAS tired, but it didn't really matter what my weight was!
post #180 of 442

Only you Gals would understand.

I Love this thread.
I float around the 200 pound mark.
But when I'm not preggers, I never weigh myself.
Anyway I'm due around the end of March.
I live in Utah, surrounded by other BYU Families.
So there are Pregnant ladies everywere.
I was talking with two of them, and at one point in the conversation,
one of them said "I just went out and a bought a dd bra, how sick is that?"
I was quite taken a back. Since I wasn't being included in the conversation by that point anyway,
I just slipped away unnoticed.

But yikes people I had bras that size before I got pregnant.
Actualy it made my pregnant self really
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