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post #21 of 29
How are things going for you now? Feeling better? Any major complaints/problems?
Still dealing with the subchorionic hematoma, but it is shrinking! I go for my next u/s Monday and hopefully we will see more good news!

What week are you now? How are you feeling overall?
Almost 22. Feeling kind of blah from all the bed rest and restrictions, my body is used to moving much more than this!

Have you ever shopped at a Trader Joe's?
Nope! The closest is a few hours away.

Do you like cheese?
Yes, and thanks to Lactaid I actually get to eat it now!

When not PG, do you have a fave alcoholic drink?

Depends on the circumstances! Wine is great with food, Bell's beer is great on a hot summer day, and shots of Patron with slices of watermelon are always a nice treat!
post #22 of 29
How are things going for you now? Feeling better? Any major complaints/problems? heartburn starting lately, but feeling ok, MUCH better than with DD. I think Yoga is keeping away some of the swelling and inflammation that almost crippled me last time! Having a homebirth has me nesting already, its GREAT!! I'm not much for domestic duties, DH and I share them mostly, so he has liked it. I just hope it lasts!

First timers, any questions we can help with?
not a first time, but a labor doula, so if anyone has any questiosn I love to chat, or help find an answer for you!


What week are you now? How are you feeling overall?
24 weeks, pretty good, my anatomy US said I was only 20 maybe 21 weeks at 23 weeks, but that would mean I wasn't pregnant or on my period when I got the positive test. So that's annoying. I guess the baby is small, but weighing in at about a lb, so where it should be. My MW is not conerned. Other than that, I swear my nipples went from pink to purple overnight. LOL I almost forgot how dark they turn!

Silly, get to know you questions -

Have you ever shopped at a Trader Joe's?
nope, don't know if we have them here or not

Do you like cheese?
yes mmmm

When not PG, do you have a fave alcoholic drink?
Jack Daniels,straight

Still nursing, but very rarely/ We went from nursing two times a day, to little suckles here and there, but not for any period of time. But not officially done.
post #23 of 29
How are things going for you now? Feeling better? Any major complaints/problems?
Going well, generally. I like my round belly, although I swear it changes size and shape every hour! This has been a remarkably easy pregnancy (knock on wood) - only minor issues like some carpal tunnel action and a touch of sciatica, fatigue, rabid hunger, etc. I'm not counting the mood swings and b!tchiness, since that's par for the course for me!
Complaints: what is this magical high sex drive I hear is a 2nd trimester gift? I haven't seen my libido in MONTHS. Boo. : Last time we DTD, I broke down in a crying fit afterward for *no* reason - hormonal overload maybe? I hope I don't do that when I get the birth & breastfeeding hormones!
Oh, and WHERE are my big pregnant boobs?! I'm now filling out an A cup. Yes, an A cup. *sobs in self-pity*

First timers, any questions we can help with?
Yes: Is anyone here psychic, and willing to tell me when baby will arrive? This 5-6 week range thing is KILLING me. It's making holiday planning a nightmare. And, I'm just impatient!

What week are you now? How are you feeling overall?
I am 24 weeks, 5 days today. I feel like I've been pregnant forever - I can't believe I have 13-18 more weeks!


Have you ever shopped at a Trader Joe's?
Yep, but only like twice. Like Bloomingstar said, the one in Manhattan is scary! We're moving to the 'burbs in a couple months, so maybe the one there won't be so bad.

Do you like cheese?
I LOVE cheese! : In fact, DH and I just took a cheese class this weekend - we got to try 6 different kinds of YUMMY cheeses, paired with champagne and red wine (which I had quite a few sips of ), nuts, dried fruits, and honey! I admit I got a cheap thrill out of being the pregnant lady eating soft & raw cheeses and drinking alcohol in public! Hehe. (Infrequently & in moderation, of course. ) No one seemed to notice or care though, which was great.

When not PG, do you have a fave alcoholic drink?
See above! I love red wines... especially riojas, malbecs, pinot noirs, cab sauvs. Dessert wines are also excellent. I think civilized meals with family & friends should include wine - I can't wait until this babe is born so I can have a glass with dinner again without stressing it (as much). I also love red sangria and margaritas!
post #24 of 29
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Where ya moving to,Rachel616? I'm in the north NYC suburbs, walking distance to TJ's!
post #25 of 29
How are things going for you now? Feeling better? Any major complaints/problems?

I'm doing well, feeling much, much better, not feeling too huge yet, no major complaints or problems! I had a rough first tri, and I am glad that is over. Also had a major growth spurt at 16/17 weeks, but I've leveled out so I don't feel as big as I did then. I am feeling some pangs of sadness that this is my last pg.

First timers, any questions we can help with?

Number 4 for me, I'm realizing how much faster each subsequent pregnancy passes!

What week are you now? How are you feeling overall?

I am 24 weeks and a few days. I'm feeling really good most days. A little tired sometimes, but I think that's from chasing my nearly 2 year old around! I just turned 35 this month, so it's not getting any easier to keep up with a toddler.



Silly, get to know you questions -

Have you ever shopped at a Trader Joe's?


No, I've never even seen one!

Do you like cheese?

Yes, I like most kinds (well, except processed, but that's not really cheese, now is it?!)

When not PG, do you have a fave alcoholic drink?

I love a glass of red wine with dinner most nights (when not pg). Liberty School is our "house" wine, and my dh and I enjoy adding to our cellar. I'm really missing the new ones he has tried (ok, so I admit to a small sip here or there ). I also like gin & tonics during the summer months.


To answer some of the first timer questions:

Bleeding was really heavy the first day or 2 (think overnight pads that won't last overnight), then more like a heavy period for a few more days, then lighter for several weeks for me.


Cloth diapering is so fun--I used sposies with my first 2, then cd'ed the 3rd. She is nearly two and just starting to use the potty, so she's still in cloth. I'm having loads of fun this time around, since I know what I like. I found the diapering board very informative and I still visit there on occasion.


Fun thread! I've enjoyed reading the responses.
post #26 of 29
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Brooklyn, but close enough I felt pretty fight-y in my first trimester--it was a little crazy! It was like I just knew it would've felt great to kick someone and dare them to say something! :

OMG! That is how I'm feeling now! I could so get in a fight right now, it's so bad. lol I'm constantly biting my tongue, because I know if I let go... uh oh! lol *looks*
post #27 of 29
How are things going for you now? Feeling better? Any major complaints/problems? I have been so exhausted with this entire pg! I was really hoping I'd perk up during the 2nd trimester. I was pretty sick for the first 4-1/2 months, it got better, but the nausea seems to have returned in the last week.

What week are you now? How are you feeling overall?
I'm 25 wks now. I'm trying really hard to enjoy this pg since it will be my last. Other than the nausea, exhaustion, and some vicious hip pain, I'm feeling pretty good.

Have you ever shopped at a Trader Joe's?
I shop there more often than I should! They're one of the only places that I can get dried fruit without sulfur (I'm allergic). I also love their pizza dough and taquitos!

Do you like cheese?
I love cheese! My sister always makes fun of us because we buy the HUGE block of Tilamook cheddar at Costco and blow through it in record time. Her tiny block always seems to get moldy. We eat a ton of cheese at our house. For lunch today, I'm having nachos. Yummy chips with melted cheddar, fresh salsa, and avacado. : Is it lunch time yet????

When not PG, do you have a fave alcoholic drink?
I'm not a big wine fan, wish I were! I like beer and hard liquor much more. Smith and Kerns (sp?) are one of my favs! I'm not a big fan of the super sweet mixed drinks, it tastes like I'm drinking perfume! I also really like hot apple cider with peach Schnapps and hot chocolate with Bailey's. Yum!
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post #29 of 29
How are things going for you now? Feeling better? Any major complaints/problems?

Nothing major


What week are you now? How are you feeling overall?

25 weeks tomorrow. I'm tired. Achy. Regular pregnancy stuff.

Silly, get to know you questions -

Have you ever shopped at a Trader Joe's?

Oh yes and certainly not enough! It is about twenty minutes away and in the other direction than I usually go out for so I do not get there nearly as often as I would like!

Do you like cheese?

I live in Wisconsin. That means yes. (Although my poor son is allergic to dairy and does not get to join in on the pleasures of Wisconsin cheese).

When not PG, do you have a fave alcoholic drink?

Beer. Again, I live in Wisconsin. I really miss beer. When dh drinks it I want to punch him. Just kidding. Kind of.
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