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post #21 of 43
14.5 weeks here. I had a brief m/s reprieve but it has been back in pretty full swing. I am exhausted and seem to get nothing done. I yell at my two year old too much and I am just kind of fried. I am pretty darn sensitive lately - I am hoping I will snap out of this funk pretty soon. I am 20 lbs overweight so I am not really showing but I hate all of my clothes but it feels too soon for maternity since I am not really showing, just fat. man, I am a big ray of sunshine today, huh?
post #22 of 43
hey 16 weeks tomorrow. Today I made a bit of a consciencous decision to have fun and laugh with dd. I've been kind of grumpy lately. We felt the baby move two nights ago!!! so my hand has been on my belly since then.
And I just started to eat again and be able to cook.
post #23 of 43
I'm 12 weeks, one day today and feeling pretty great! I think the insomnia and fatigue are mostly behind me...Woo-hoo!

My DH is calling me Bajoran (you'll only get it if you're a Star Trek junkie!!) : because I've been sneezing like crazy for the last few weeks--they apparently sneeze all throughout pregnancy! Just call me Kira! :

I told my very first IRL person about the pregnancy yesterday! Wow, it felt so good! My boss took me to lunch, thinking we were going to discuss my problems with my "assistant" (oooh, don't get me started on him!), but instead I dropped the bombshell that I'm quitting in two weeks, and it's because I'm pregnant and going to become a SAHM! He's really happy for me and probably said "Congratulations" a dozen times (in between my :, of course!). I'll stay on part time to train my replacement and teach my boss the aspects of my job that only I know how to do. Other than that, I'm home free! My MIL should get her announcement "gift" in the mail today and call us tonight while she's opening it. I can't wait!

Stepping out of the pregnancy closet is fun! I'm sooo giddy! I'm telling the rest of my co-workers tomorrow cuz hopefully we'll hear the heartbeat at this afternoon's office visit!
post #24 of 43
15 1/2 weeks, phenomenally hungry, ridiculously exhausted. I'm eating like a hobbit--breakfast, second breakfast, elevenzies, lunch, second lunch, you get the idea. I'm sleeping 9+ hours per night, then still taking a nap in the afternoon. Anemia signs started showing up--fatigue, pale gums and conjunctiva--so made hubby take me out to the vitamin store for some alfalfa tabs and hoping that they kick in soon. Had another US last week, just before I "fired" my doctor, where she revealed the sex of the baby--which I didn't want to know. Like a few of you, I've been in maternity clothes for some time now. Started bloating up at about 6 weeks and couldn't tolerate waistbands anymore. 25 weeks to go!
post #25 of 43
I'm losing track...I think I'm 16 wks?? Not quite sure, don't really care much about that.

Feeling what I think are movements a couple of times per day, but not 100% positive that is indeed baby movement.

I'm able to eat a little better, but my food aversions are still wicked. I keep losing weight little by little and am now just 3lbs above pre-preg weight...still perfectly ok.

Not sleeping well at night, waking every hour. That stinks.

Fully into my maternity clothes, need to take another belly pic soon.

I'm still tired starting around 2pm but fighting off naps because I sleep better at night when I don't nap.

NOthing really to report, just rambling.

So happy to hear everyone is doing wonderfully!
post #26 of 43
Glad to hear everyone's updates.
I'm 12 weeks + some days. We've told the kids and our parents, and no one has reacted as poorly as I might have thought (or they're keeping it to themselves). Although my dad said my dh better be sure and get 'gelded.' Lovely. Having 3 kids in 4 years brings it out in people I guess.

I'm dithering on a care provider...been seeing my OB from my last pregnancy who is a good guy and respectful of my autonomy but is certainly not thrilled about my planning a vaginal birth after 2 cesareans. He won't railroad me or kick me out of the practice, but I'd like to find someone a little more positive (and who still takes my insurance and has hospital privileges). Went to see a CNM today but she's not sure she can do it and I'm not sure my insurance will pay.

Feeling-wise, I am SO much better. I still get super tired around 1 or 2 pm and often have to nap for a minute, but I fight it because I am so groggy and can't wake up if I do nap. Also, dd has taken to waking up at 4, 4:30, 4:45, 5, 5:15, 5:20, 5:35, 5:45, and then I give up and get up with her at 6. Torture.

Nausea is mainly gone, except a tiny bit in the morning, and when I think about food I ate while nauseous, and whenever I see an ad for the Mc Donald's Snack Wrap (I have never eaten one, but they just sound so revolting )..

Got to see the babe again recently to check for a heartbeat. Apparently I have an anterior placenta and a retroverted uterus that's making it hard to catch. But the placenta is *not* over the prior cesarean scars, so hooray for that. Saw him/her jumping and waving arms, very sweet.
post #27 of 43
I'm 13 weeks today. Still in some of my regular pants, but a few maternity shirts but not quite wearing them yet. No m/s at all this pg. I am getting VERY tired though. I took a nap for 3 hours yesterday before I got up to go to bed! Although my tiredness may be from me not getting the naps I got on vacation last week. Hmmmm, need another vacation that lasts till March! So, all in all I'm doing great!
post #28 of 43
It is so nice that most of us are feeling better and I hope the ones that aren't yet will be feeling better VERY soon.

I am 13.5 weeks and so glad to be feeling better. I have had some tummy troubles the last few days but that is normal for me throughout the pregnancy. I am just glad the nausea is gone!

I need to get a hold of my diet a bit better, I'm not really happy with what I have been eating - Sonic yesterday It just seems that food sounds so much better when I am out and about. I am really enjoying food, just not the kind of food I make Though last night I did make a killer mostaciolli and super yummy salad. I guess that is the good news, I am loving salads! The bad news is that I have been craving coffee. I didn't want it at all at the beginning and unplugged the coffee maker and put it away but some days I really want a cup.
I had replaced my morning coffee with pregnancy tea but that ran out. I really need to order some off the internet because WF stopped carrying it : I like to make a big pot and drink it cold

I also need to get my butt in the gym. I had the nausea excuse for a while and now I am more tired that normal but I really should be in the gym most days, it's just about making it a habt again.

I am wearing maternity shorts but usually my regular tees since most of my maternity tees are still too big. I guess I'll be glad when I am showing a bit more and look more pegnant and less chubby

Keri
post #29 of 43
Hi All,
so good to hear everyone is doing well! I just passed the 13 week mark, so I guess I'm "officially" starting my 2nd trimester. Yayy!! I saw the baby a couple weeks ago at my u/s, and even the doctor commented he/she is an acive one. I really think I feel movements every now and then. I know its early, but I felt my first daughter at 16 weeks, so you never know!

Anyways, I'm going for my 3 hour glucose tolerance test on Tuesday (having miserably failed the 1 hour). Just a bit nervous there. I've already switched back to my GD diet and have included lots of prickly pears (thank god they are in season now), cooking with cinnamon and tumeric. Hoping for a miracle! ha ha!

Anyway, can't wait to hear how everyone is doing in the upcoming 6 or so months!!
post #30 of 43
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I'm glad most everyone is feeling better. My heart goes out to those of you who are still sick (Savmay, Mizelenius, Valerie, Bo... hugs to you and hope you feel great soon!)

Look at this multi-quote feature, so cool!!!

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I also flew to Hawaii for 3 days for work and it sucked because they werent nice: and I didnt get to see the beatuful Hawaii because of how stupidly my tickets were booked.
Ohh, that is too bad about no sight-seeing. I feel for you... whenever I travel for my work, the most exotic thing I get time to do is browse in the hotel giftshop.

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DD's starting to catch on-- every morning she points to my belly and says, "Babies. Two. Now?" and then has a little whining fit when I tell her that no, unfortunately today's not the day. Her sense of time is a little underdeveloped still....
That is soo cute!

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I feel great, but my sense of smell is still really hightened. My mom took the kids and I out to dinner tonight and the whole restaurant smelled like feet.


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My DH is calling me Bajoran (you'll only get it if you're a Star Trek junkie!!) : because I've been sneezing like crazy for the last few weeks--they apparently sneeze all throughout pregnancy! Just call me Kira! :
Don't worry, there's always at least one person here who will get your Star Trek jokes

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Got to see the babe again recently to check for a heartbeat. Apparently I have an anterior placenta and a retroverted uterus that's making it hard to catch. But the placenta is *not* over the prior cesarean scars, so hooray for that. Saw him/her jumping and waving arms, very sweet.
Glad the placenta isn't over the scars! I hope you are having some luck finding a provider you like.

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Anyways, I'm going for my 3 hour glucose tolerance test on Tuesday (having miserably failed the 1 hour). Just a bit nervous there. I've already switched back to my GD diet and have included lots of prickly pears (thank god they are in season now), cooking with cinnamon and tumeric. Hoping for a miracle! ha ha!
Oh no. I hope you passed the 3hr today!!!

Loved hearing all the updates.
post #31 of 43
I was missing the weekly threads, glad to "see" you all here! I'm going to be 17 weeks come friday, and let me just say -- the first trimester is OVER! My house has been clean for a WEEK...every day -- tidied up, laundry caught up, etc. It makes me smile everytime I see that empty floor, lol. And I've been sewing. Little/kid blankets & diapers... I made my first Cuddlebuns dipe today -- it has some neat methods that I'll incorporate into my own dipes in the future.

I haven't felt babe yet, but I thought I did for a minute tonight. I was standing and all of the sudden, my uterus was just pushed out. You know like when the Grinch's heart grows & grows. It felt like my uterus just went puuussshhh -- next size up, please! Kinda cool.

Anywho, back to the sewing table before it gets too late.
post #32 of 43
I am 13 weeks-ish I think. I always lose track...

I feel like I'm going crazy. I keep wondering if I am really pregnant. I mean it's like delusional (sp?). I am NOT sick anymore, NOT tired anymore, NOT showing, and having some cramping and weird mucus brown discharge (midwife says it's fine), neither of which I experienced in my first pregnancy, that I remember. I keep FEARING something is wrong with the baby, or that I'm not pregnant anymore. I don't know if it's pregnancy hormonal hysteria, or what.

I'm trying to remain really positive and just thrive in the good feeling of not being sick and still being able to wear regular clothes, but I feel like if I at least had a little belly this would feel a bit more real to me. I'm really hoping this passes soon.

Added to the fact I've only had one appointment with the MW and she keeps moving my next apt. back. All my questions have been via phone, which is fine, but I feel like I'm DYING to hear the heartbeat. I've thought about going to TARGET and buying one of those heartrate monitors just to hear it and then returning it. I'm telling you I'm going nuts.

Other than that, I'm fine. It's nice to get caught up, and I hope to be more upbeat next time. I usually am. Anyone else going crazy?
post #33 of 43
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Glad to hear everyone's updates.

Nausea is mainly gone, except a tiny bit in the morning, and when I think about food I ate while nauseous, and whenever I see an ad for the Mc Donald's Snack Wrap (I have never eaten one, but they just sound so revolting )..
Oh, I know! They HAVE to stop airing that commercial, it makes me ill! Just seeing the words "McDonalds Snack Wrap" made my stomach turn!
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post #35 of 43
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I feel like I'm going crazy. I keep wondering if I am really pregnant. I mean it's like delusional (sp?). I am NOT sick anymore, NOT tired anymore, NOT showing, and having some cramping and weird mucus brown discharge (midwife says it's fine), neither of which I experienced in my first pregnancy, that I remember. I keep FEARING something is wrong with the baby, or that I'm not pregnant anymore. I don't know if it's pregnancy hormonal hysteria, or what.

I'm trying to remain really positive and just thrive in the good feeling of not being sick and still being able to wear regular clothes, but I feel like if I at least had a little belly this would feel a bit more real to me. I'm really hoping this passes soon.
Me. I am 14 weeks now. Second time around had gained lots of weight in the beginning and was way into maternity clothes by this tiime. So it feels really odd just for me to have a slightly bloated belly. And my belly is just because of digestive problems. I have tried to tell people that, but I don't think they care to hear about my digestive problems...I have a midwife apt tomorrow, so I am hoping to feel better after that. But just so you know you are not alone. I fear for this baby a little also. I just keep hearing stories of problems other people have had and wonder why I have been so lucky so far and wondering if it is my turn next, ya know? Oh the anxiety and paraniodness of being pregnant. I am sure I felt this was last time also. So i am trying not to let it get to me. I will be happy to hear the hb again and maybe for more thana second or two, we lost it last time.
post #36 of 43
14 weeks 4 days here. I haven't had any nausea since 8 weeks (don't hate me lol!). I feel great! Seems like my body is starting to balance out and I don't look HUGE for 14 weeks now. Still tired a lot. On the weekends I sleep 11-12 hour nights which is oh so nice. Heard the heartbeat at 12 weeks 3 days and next appointment in 2 weeks. Oh my hypoglycemia kicked in at 11 weeks (always happens when preggo) which usually doesn't happen till after 20 weeks so that sucks. I have to constantly graze on protein foods and avoid bad carbs and sugar whaaaaaaaaa!!
post #37 of 43
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Oh my hypoglycemia kicked in at 11 weeks (always happens when preggo) which usually doesn't happen till after 20 weeks so that sucks. I have to constantly graze on protein foods and avoid bad carbs and sugar whaaaaaaaaa!!
Ouch -- mine is the opposite -- it actually goes away when I'm preggo & until my period returns (around 1 year pp)! I LOVE it, lol... Isn't it a pain having to criticize every food that crosses your plate?
post #38 of 43
I'm 14 and a half weeks now, and starting to feel a little better. Morning sickness kicked in for me around 12 weeks, and I was sick daily, more then a few times, and sleeping alot. My house is still recovering from the messes I just havn't been able to deal with.

Last week we heard the heart beat and it was so special. With DS, we didn't even try to hear until close to 20 weeks - by that time, I knew there was a baby in there, since he wiggled around so much. It was just heartwarming to hear it so early this time.

I've noticed something I've been saying lately - when I talk to my son, I end up saying "do you want a brother and sister?" or "there's babies in there!". I usually catch myself and say brother or sister or there's a baby in there, but just the fact that I am subconsciously saying it is weirding me out. There better only be one in there! I'll be setting up my ultrasound appointment tomorrow for next month. I'm not a big fan of ultrasounds, but I will tolerate one to check up on the baby.

Hope you all are doing well. I'm looking forward to feeling movement in the next couple of weeks.
post #39 of 43
About 14 weeks along now.

Still fighting with occasional nausea. Sometimes I think I can feel it kick, but I know its too early.

I still am a bit worried about not hearing the heartbeat at 12 weeks with thle midwife, but lots of mamas on here tell me they were in the same boat. And since I'm finally starting to show a little bit (while I'm laying down, at least!), I feel a little more at ease.

Its great to read updates on everyone!
post #40 of 43
Hi everyone!

I'm about 13 weeks, and feeling okay. Nausea is mostly gone. Can only eat small meals (that's a HUGE change for me!) I'm starting to show more than just pudge - that's fun, I guess. Still in mostly regular bottoms with smaller sized maternity shirts (I like the longer length with a bit of room in them).

So far, so good! It is so nice to read the updates for everyone. I hope those of you who are still sick start to feel better!!
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