Yay I'm glad to see this thread is active!
Heather I was freaked about weight gain too but I'm really
trying to just go with it and let my body do what it needs to do. You might be surprised that the rate of gain is slowing down, as it has for me. I gained about 8 pounds as soon as 2 lines showed up on the test, lol, but it's slowed down so I'm up about 13 pounds total as of 19 weeks. Check out the What To Expect
website - they have a neat weight gain tracker & you can choose to display the lines indicating recommended average. I'm still a little above average but feeling okay about it. You're growing a BABY! Like others have said, you will lose the weight after the baby is here. Go kiss your DH for being so supportive of you too!
Robina glad to see you! Isn't it fun to have people notice that you're preg? I was walking across the hall at school the other day and one of the profs saw me briefly while he was sitting at his desk. When I walked back across the hall I could see him straining to look at my stomach.
Meredith hooray for movement! I've been noticing it every now and then, as a matter of fact, right now! It's so neat - I bet you can't wait til you can feel it from the outside. I'm excited for my DH to be able to feel it.
Grace do you have allergies? The pollen is extremely high right now in most parts of the country and your headaches could be related. Lots of antihistamines, including benadryl and claritin, are pregnancy safe. I'm miserable without them - pregnancy seems to make existing allergies worse.
Thanks for the congrats on my baby girl. I'm having a surprisingly hard time getting used to the concept & I keep wondering if the u/s was wrong.
: I didn't realize how attached I was to the idea of a boy. I guess I was attached to "the baby" as a boy
ever since the 13 week u/s so it feels weird to think otherwise. I'll get there.
Good: My feet stopped killing me, yay! I hit another pregnancy milestone the other night - heartburn! I walked the dogs this morning before it got hot & it felt good to move a little bit.
Bad: I woke up with heartburn the other night, haha. I've also been really tired and I'm having a hard time concentrating at work. I still haven't taken my prenatal exercise video out of the package - 2 weeks after I bought it.