I lurked a little on the last couple threads you had going but never had time to add myself to your list. Due 12-27-03 with God willing baby #2. Had a loss to ectopic in between. I am in my 14th week.
I gained around 35 lbs with ds. I have so far gained 2 lbs between 8 week appt and 12 week appt, and while my home scale is never really right, according to it, I have not gained in the past 2 weeks. Which is good, because I am already feeling very tired and heavy, and I started about 5 lbs over pre-pg weight.
Baby had hiccups this week, for t he first time. It was thrilling. Movement is still vague feeling, but I feel it.
Summer time question for other mothers of size...what do you do under skirts? I am a skirt wearer (never like shorts anyway, and now for religious reasons I wear long skirts mostly), and one thing I don't get about, for example, the Lane Bryant store, is the complete lack of anti-chafing undergarments. None at maternity stores, either. WHERE are the breathable little split skirts for wear under long cotton skirts? To the knees, I mean, you know?
I have bloomers that I like to wear, but they are cotton and a lot of cotton skirts climb up them, which is really a pain when walking. But the alternative is truly PAIN. Plus, extra rubbing means dark spots for some of us. Not pretty. I am OK with arms/boobs/belly etc. I am an 18, so those spots don't rub much. But what do you all do?
Please don't tell me you all just wear shorts and pants.
BTW, dh bought me some excellent 2x broomstick skirts with drawstrings at JC Penney on clearance this weekend. Peasant style, not crinkly, fully lined. Should fit through 9 months. Yippee! you think it's hard just finding clothing that FITS for plus pregnancy...on top of that, I have a dress code to mind, as well. Some days, I'd as soon stay in.