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Weekly Check - In time!

post #1 of 34
Thread Starter 
How many weeks are you?

Any cravings?

Any Aversions?

How are your clothes fitting?

Feeling any movement? if yes, when is the most active time?

How is your sex drive?

What is the most exciting thing about this pregnancy so far?

What is the most nerve racking thing about this pregnancy so far?

What else would you like to add?
post #2 of 34
How many weeks are you? 23w 2d

Any cravings? Protein stuff, big time!

Any Aversions? Anything with a tomato sauce, garlic, anything strong smelling

How are your clothes fitting? Getting tight; going to have to order some maternity pants soon

Feeling any movement? if yes, when is the most active time? Yes, usually when I get to sit down at night

How is your sex drive? Big fat 0

What is the most exciting thing about this pregnancy so far? Just being pregnant!!

What is the most nerve racking thing about this pregnancy so far? Not sure if I'm feeling enough movement sometimes

What else would you like to add? We're meeting with a midwife at the beginning of September with hopes of having a homebirth
post #3 of 34
Thread Starter 
How many weeks are you?
21.5 weeks

Any cravings?
Nope

Any Aversions?
Nope

How are your clothes fitting?
I finally put away most of my pre-preg. clothes. I have a few things that I can wear still, but not much. I can wear most of my pre-preg shirts, it is the pants that don't fit me very well anymore.

Feeling any movement? if yes, when is the most active time?
Yes, it is SO cool! most active is about 10:30pm (ish).

How is your sex drive?
normal, we just need to work on his.

What is the most exciting thing about this pregnancy so far?
Everything really. So far the coolest things is the movement I feel. And, I now apparently sleep on my back with at least one or both hands on my belly. I may move a bit, but for now, i guess my subconscience likes my back.

What is the most nerve racking thing about this pregnancy so far?
Money and bill worries for after baby comes. (i really want to stay home)

What else would you like to add?
sometimes i drink so much water i feel like i'm going to float away.
post #4 of 34
Weekly Check - In time!

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How many weeks are you? 23 wks 3 days

Any cravings? nope

Any Aversions? nope

How are your clothes fitting? Maternity fits great

Feeling any movement? if yes, when is the most active time? Early morning, and late evening.

How is your sex drive? More then it's been in a long time

What is the most exciting thing about this pregnancy so far? Finding out we have a girl.

What is the most nerve racking thing about this pregnancy so far? worrying constantly.

What else would you like to add? We started preparing our room for the baby. Since we don't do a nursery I do a little area in our room for the baby.
post #5 of 34
How many weeks are you?

24 weeks 0 days

Any cravings?

Not really, but food is looking mighty good to me nowadays.

Any Aversions?

None at all, but I've been glad that I have not had the desire for coffee. I was on a six-cup a day habit pre-preg., and I quit cold turkey. I know that it's safe to have a cup daily, but I am so proud of being caffeine free at last. Thanks, baby!

How are your clothes fitting?

All summer I've been wearing stretchy t-shirts and pants from Target. After getting way too big too fast and feeling horribly depressed about showing too quickly, I am stabilizing.

Feeling any movement? if yes, when is the most active time?

I thought I felt a little something at sixteen weeks, but movement continued to be faint for me until three weeks ago. The baby's quiet when I am walking around during the day. Most movement is early in the morning when I first wake up, in the afternoon if I am sitting or lying down, but mostly at night after 10:00pm. There seems to be a little "night-owl" trend here!

How is your sex drive?

Way up there, but I don't feel sexy. I am accustomed to a certain body type, flexibility, and *ahem* ability to reach crucial parts for proper grooming.

What is the most exciting thing about this pregnancy so far?

This is my first preg gig; everything about it so far is strangely exciting!

What is the most nerve racking thing about this pregnancy so far?

Waiting. I don't mean just the waiting to actually deliver. It's all the milestones in between, like how I'll be feeling one or two months from now, how badly the stretch marks will hit, etc.

What else would you like to add?

Most of my friends either completed their families ten years ago or could not/did not have children at all. I'm really glad for this board and the wonderful mamas who post here.
post #6 of 34
How many weeks are you? 21.5 weeks

Any cravings? Nothing consistent

Any Aversions? Not really

How are your clothes fitting? Maternity's fine!

Feeling any movement? if yes, when is the most active time? Movement every day, usually in the car on the way to work, after lunch, and then when I first go to bed.

How is your sex drive? It comes on like gangbusters and then disappears in the blink of an eye.

What is the most exciting thing about this pregnancy so far? Honestly, it's most exciting to share this with my older daughters (7.5 and 5.5)

What is the most nerve racking thing about this pregnancy so far? Physically I feel pretty crappy

What else would you like to add? For the first time this weekend DH and I really talked about my desire (and plans) for a homebirth, and I was surprised to find he is really against it.

Becky
post #7 of 34
How many weeks are you?
22 weeks!

Any cravings?
Anything NOT healthy. The past few days it's been Chocolatey Peanut Butter Crunch. I guess the bright side of that is... at least I'm drinking milk??

Any Aversions?
Pork chops make me wretch

How are your clothes fitting?
Normal clothes, not at all. Maternity clothes feel wonderful though!

Feeling any movement? if yes, when is the most active time?
Tons of movement. He seems to have a fairly regular routine.... between 9-10am, around noon, around 3pm, around 6-7pm, and between 10-11pm are his most active times.

How is your sex drive?
I think my sex drive took a wrong turn and went right off a cliff.

What is the most exciting thing about this pregnancy so far?
Feeling movement and waiting in anticipation for him to be born. I've had a lot of fun getting his nursery together so far.

What is the most nerve racking thing about this pregnancy so far?
I'm still terrified something will happen to him.

What else would you like to add?
I'm currently using a Batmobile toothbrush at the suggestion of my OB. I've had HORRIBLE problems with gagging while brushing my teeth, so she suggested I use a child's toothbrush and toothpaste. Can't use children's toothpaste because it makes me want to puke anyway... but the batmobile seems to be helping - even if it does make my husband laugh at me!
post #8 of 34
These are so fun. I love seeing how everyone else is doing. Thanks for starting it, Katt!

How many weeks are you? I just started week 26 and I can't believe I'm that far already!

Any cravings? Any type of sugary baked good. Now that I am home more during the day and I like to bake, I have been indulging it quite a bit. Oops. That might account for the huge weight gain this last month (12 pounds!!!).

Any Aversions? Not anything specific, but I find myself being a bit of a picky eater, which I wasn't at all before I got pregnant.

How are your clothes fitting? I can't wear most of my regular clothes now, just a few of my bigger T-shirts and some of my elastic waisted pants. Some of my maternity pants are also getting a little tight, but I can still wear them. I am pretty much completely wearing maternity clothes now.

Feeling any movement? if yes, when is the most active time? There is a ton of movement! He is most active in the evenings, after dinner and when I get in bed. Usually DH and I can lay in bed (around 10 or 10:30 p.m.) and he will kick for a good 20-30 minutes pretty consistently. He also gives me lots of little thumps and bumps when I am sitting down during the day. I think he gets soothed to sleep whenever I am up and moving around.

How is your sex drive? It comes and goes, but at least it has made a bit of an appearance lately. It was MIA for many months.

What is the most exciting thing about this pregnancy so far? I love feeling the baby move and watching my belly grow. I can lay in bed or on the couch forever just feeling him move around in there.

What is the most nerve racking thing about this pregnancy so far?
All the worries that come with it. Once I got past being worried about miscarriage, then I started worrying that he wasn't developing right, and now that I've seen him looking great on the ultrasound, I'm worried he will be stillborn or something will go terribly wrong at the birth. It's a never-ending cycle!

What else would you like to add? I'm having so much fun with this pregnancy and I love sharing it with a great group of people. Even when I don't post much, I am still here reading and absorbing all the wonderful things you all share. Thanks for being a great DDC!
post #9 of 34
How many weeks are you?
22w1d

Any cravings?
Ice cream. This started a few weeks ago, and I want it often now. Especially chocolate. I am probably eating it at least 3 times a week now, but I want to eat it every day.

Any Aversions?

Not really. Really strong coffee smells, like freshly ground beans, or burned coffee make me gag.

How are your clothes fitting?
Regular clothes are okay, maternity clothes feel better.

Feeling any movement? if yes, when is the most active time?
Lots of movement, more often in the evening. I have been woken up at night several times, too.


How is your sex drive?

Rather strong.

What is the most exciting thing about this pregnancy so far?
The movement, though when I heard the heartbeat for the first time (at around 15 weeks), I cried. I couldn't believe it.

What is the most nerve racking thing about this pregnancy so far?
Nothing too nervewracking. The first trimester was sometimes difficult, b/c so much was changing - crampiness, gaining and losing symptoms, it was hard to know what was normal.

What else would you like to add?
I'm so happy that I have had this group to go through this with. The few pregnant people or new moms I know or meet say things like "Get the epidural as soon as you get to the hospital."
I know that I can give birth naturally in part because of you guys. I know that my decisions on how to mother are smart partly because you all do them, too. Thank you for being here.
post #10 of 34
How many weeks are you? 24

Any cravings? Depends on the moment of the day

Any Aversions? See above.

How are your clothes fitting? I'm in desperate search of some bigger maternity clothes.

Feeling any movement? if yes, when is the most active time? Tons of movement, pretty much anytime I sit for more than 5 minutes and as soon as I lie in bed.

How is your sex drive? 0

What is the most exciting thing about this pregnancy so far? That everything is progressing normally, and that I'm not stressed about the new arrival.

What is the most nerve racking thing about this pregnancy so far? Thinking about how dd#2 will respond to a younger sibling.

What else would you like to add? My skin is HORRIBLE! I can't believe that it keeps getting worse. I have acne on my chest, face and back. It is really bothering me.
post #11 of 34
How many weeks are you? 21w6d

Any cravings? Pretty much everything.

Any aversions? Ranch dressing completely grosses me out.

How are your clothes fitting? Maternity fit great.

Feeling any movement? Yep. I swore this one was calmer than my others, but she has been proving me wrong the last few days.

How is your sex drive? My what?

What is the most exciting thing about this pregnancy so far? Feeling all those bumps and kicks.

What is the most nerve wracking thing about this pregnancy so far? Now I'm getting to a point where she is close to viable, so in a strange way that is more stressful for me. (Just based on personal history.)

What else would you like to add? KrystalC, the only toothpaste I can use during pregnancy is Tom's. It's my favorite anyhow, but everything else makes me gag when pregnant.
post #12 of 34
Where on earth do you buy Tom's toothpaste? I've never even heard of it. However, since I almost lose my breakfast, lunch, and dinner... I'm willing to try ANYTHING!!!!!!
post #13 of 34
How many weeks are you? 23w, 0d

Any cravings? sometimes, though nothing consistent anymore

Any Aversions? coffee, including the smell of it on dh's breath

How are your clothes fitting? I finally had to put away some pants and shorts that had worked well by putting the waistband under my belly...no more. Spending many of my days in maternity shorts overalls...bliss to have nothing around the waist.

Feeling any movement? if yes, when is the most active time? I feel some sort of movement everyday...but it depends on what my day is like. If I'm really busy I usually only feel her first thing in the morning and when I am driving. On calmer days, I can feel her move around anytime I'm more still.

How is your sex drive? really, seriously, non-existent

What is the most exciting thing about this pregnancy so far? It's a toss-up, I'm not sure if it's getting pg again at 40, or if it's having a girl pg after 3 boy pgs, or planning my first homebirth -- this is just a very exciting pg for me all around!

What is the most nerve racking thing about this pregnancy so far? getting to the 22 week mark, since we lost baby boy #2 at 21 weeks

What else would you like to add? This group -- esp. this DDC -- are excruciatingly important to me
post #14 of 34
How many weeks are you? Just over 24.

Any cravings? coca~cola (sigh)

Any Aversions? Nope, but I can eat dairy again!

How are your clothes fitting? hahaha. They haven't fit since 8 weeks! I found some great pajamas that are comfy and will fit the entire pregnancy- I think I'll just stay home so that I can wear them ALL the time!

Feeling any movement? if yes, when is the most active time? This baby is into gymnastics, soccer, and boxing... Baby is most active in the night. Just like my boys (and husband). Why am I the ONLY morning person in this family? :

How is your sex drive? Um...getting better. Every once in a while it really "kicks in", but I'm so darned tired all the time!

What is the most exciting thing about this pregnancy so far? I love sharing this with my boys. At 6 they are so involved! We're studying the anatomy of the fetus and expecting mother- I love it when they tell everone that the baby is in my uterus. One of my boys gave me a big hug, rubbed my belly and told me I was a beautiful mom the other night

What is the most nerve racking thing about this pregnancy so far?
The periods of no movement. I gotta admit-It makes me nervous. Baby was kicking up a storm for about a week, then we went a whole day with almost nothing! It was awful.
post #15 of 34
How many weeks are you? 24 weeks

Any cravings? Icecream! I have a major sweet tooth this pregnancy. I'm also craving lime tortilla chips, I make my husband buy boatloads of them.

Any Aversions? It depends, sometimes I just don't feel like eating stuff, but I do seem to have an aversion to hamburgers, depsite my meat cravings!

How are your clothes fitting? I'm in all maternity clothing now and I'm going to have to buy new shirts soon (because I need winter stuff!) and I'm thinking I might need a bigger size! My tummy seems a lot bigger this time!

Feeling any movement? if yes, when is the most active time? This kids a big kicker......most movement in the late afternoon/early evening around dinner time and right before I go to bed, of course.

How is your sex drive? Comes and goes

What is the most exciting thing about this pregnancy so far? Feeling all the movement!

What is the most nerve racking thing about this pregnancy so far? The week we had to wait for test results!

What else would you like to add? Is anyone else really tired still? I'm still exhausted much of the time.....of course, it could have something to do with chasing a 2-year old around!
post #16 of 34
How many weeks are you?

23w 3d

Any cravings?

Peanut Butter and Oatmeal

Any Aversions?

Meat and Eggs.

How are your clothes fitting?

Now that I’ve switched over to all maternity most of them fit- but my breasts are about 2x the size they were with Gracie so I’m looking forward to clothes shopping next month.

Feeling any movement? if yes, when is the most active time?

Yes, very often. Morning, afternoon, evening- all night long, it wakes me up. Basically anytime mama stops rocking the hammock walking around working, baby wakes up. That won’t change once he’s born and we’re slinging, I need to get used to it.

How is your sex drive?

I don’t have one. The first time in my life that it’s vanished- or rather, my mind is still very very turned on, but my body just isn’t responding. With Gracie I had to have it one way or another at least 3x a day- this one- not at all. I tell dh it must be a boy and my drive is gone because I already have a penis in me all the time

What is the most exciting thing about this pregnancy so far?

Thinking we might have twins- just one. Whew.

What is the most nerve racking thing about this pregnancy so far?

Getting my stuff together to have “the circ discussion”. It’s really been a very calm and uneventful pregnancy… just gestating in peace.

What else would you like to add?

I’m so tired, I can barely stand up let alone get anything done. We end up spending a lot of time lying on Gracie’s bedroom floor reading books or practicing our words and letters or back exercises.

- oh yeah, and my colostrum is in. Gracie is a very happy nursing toddler.
post #17 of 34
Can I join? Please??

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Originally Posted by katt
How many weeks are you? 22 weeks, 2 days. I admit - I had to check - I don't seem to be mentally ticking off the days like I was last time.
Any cravings? Oh man, I can eat junk food like a 14 year old boy in a growth spurt. I am so envious of women who crave fruits and vegs. I want grease, and lots of it - but my MW told me my plaetlets are low and that greasy food is supposed to help (how's that for a justification?)
Any Aversions? Not really.

How are your clothes fitting? I am large and in charge this time around. I have been in fulltime mat wear since about 14 weeks, and I have a rather sizeable belly.
Feeling any movement? if yes, when is the most active time? Lots of movement, usually as soon as my toddler goes to bed.
How is your sex drive? nonexistent.

What is the most exciting thing about this pregnancy so far? I'm just starting to feel excited - I spent most of the first half pretty nervous. We've found out that it's another boy, so I'm getting excited about that.

What is the most nerve racking thing about this pregnancy so far? I'm scared to death to have 2 children. I really don't know if I'm going to be able to manage it.
What else would you like to add?
If one more person makes a face when I tell them I'm due Christmas Eve, I'm going to lose it. No I didn't plan it. No, it's not convenient. Last I checked, nothing about delivering a baby at any time was convenient. Thanks, I feel better after that little vent!
post #18 of 34
How many weeks are you? 23W

Any cravings? None

Any Aversions? None

How are your clothes fitting? Some clothes still fit, but others definitely don't any more, I need a new pair of jeans soon

Feeling any movement? if yes, when is the most active time? Not yet

How is your sex drive? Pretty good when I'm not tired

What is the most exciting thing about this pregnancy so far? We went to the beach, it was so nice to show off my belly!!

What is the most nerve racking thing about this pregnancy so far? I'm feeling so unprepared for the big day, need to do more reading

What else would you like to add?
post #19 of 34
How many weeks are you? 25ish

Any cravings? sweets!

Any Aversions? not sweets

How are your clothes fitting? ugh, can we go into that on another thread?

Feeling any movement? if yes, when is the most active time? yes. night and late afternoon

How is your sex drive? Well, it's GREAT, but since I'm not getting any, I'm pissed.

What is the most exciting thing about this pregnancy so far? buying girly diapers.

What is the most nerve racking thing about this pregnancy so far? The down synrome scare we had

What else would you like to add?
post #20 of 34
How many weeks are you? 24!!

Any cravings? fruit and ice cream

Any Aversions? not really

How are your clothes fitting? Maternity clothes are wonderful. Almost all of my non-maternity clothes are put up.

Feeling any movement? if yes, when is the most active time? Yes, feeling tons finally. Mostly in the early morning and when I go to bed.

How is your sex drive? Not so good. Banned by my doc (see below)

What is the most exciting thing about this pregnancy so far? Getting a big round belly and feeling movement. It is so increadible!

What is the most nerve racking thing about this pregnancy so far? A week and a half ago I had spotting which has really concerned my doc. The placenta is still laying very low and the umbilical cord is attached low, too (battledore placenta), AND they are concerned that the cord is not completely attached to the placenta. So, I am on “low activity” and just hoping things will move! I have another ultrasound in a few weeks to check the positioning and cord attachment.

What else would you like to add? Aside from the above stress, I really LOVE being pregnant! It has been fun to get to know you all, too!
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