This is a nice thread--I'm enjoying just reading through and seeing what everyone's lives are like
Originally Posted by erin_brycesmom
I made sweet potato enchilladas last night for dinner and they were excellent!! I do the coconut oil straight as well and put it in most everything.
Would you please share that recipe? I'm very main-stream when it comes to food (borrriiinngg) and my dh does almost all the cooking. This sounds yummy and healthy!
I really enjoyed reading this thread, and the whole due date club idea! As you know, we have a surrgoate, so I feel very removed from the pregnancy (6 weeks on Monday), but this is really helping me "feel" pregnant. Yay for your guys!! Of course our surro M and I talk & text at least once a day so I am really very lucky.
M is very, very naeseous and can't handle the smell of anything. Even the smell of her 2 year old DD is grossing her out. I hope this passes quickly for her. I bought her a big bag of almonds and pistachios so she can always have a little snack, whenever she feels the urge to eat. All she has been wanting to eat is bread and cheese. She is really, really tired as well.
We had our second beta test on Thursday and according to the beta calculator, we have higher hcg levels than an average single baby, and lower than average multiple babies, so not sure if we have 1 or 2 little babies in there. I assume the higher hcg levels is what is giving M the intense symptoms. QUOTE]
I can't wait to hear if there is one or two in there! Is there a higher chance of multiples with a surrogate?
I have some hard ginger candy on hand for when the ms kicks in--that's something you could get for her, as well
Originally Posted by maisiedotes
I got waaaay off track there! I am an eating machine lately. I can't stand regular water, oddly- I am drinking part seltzer, part juice, and part regular water. It is the only way I can get water in!
and I am JONESING for kale. Oh, and the weird dreams are starting- last night I dreamt that I was in London with Gordon Ramsay and he told me he knows I want him and although I am a beautiful lady, he has his eye on someone else.
HOW DARE HE! haha!
OK, enough of my rambling. Being pregnant is really motivating me to do some stuff around the house!
ETA: with my first pregnancy, I was never very big, and I think the pregnancy was unusual in every way. With my second, I was bigger but never huge- both times I started to show around 5 months, but I swear my boobs are bigger already, and I suspect I will be showing by 3 months. I already look like I have a spare tire, which could be due to how much I have been eating...how early did you all show with past pregnancies?
I remember that once ms and food aversions kicked in with my other pgcy's, I couldn't stand drinking cold water--it was too much of a shock on my tummy or something. I started drinking hot water instead and it was much more appetizing and soothing. Maybe something to try?
I have that spare tire, too--I'm hoping it's just bloating--it seems to be worse later in the day. I swear I had some flabbiness there before I got pg, but it's definitely more now. I caught my mil looking at me funny a few times this weekend. I think she just thinks I'm getting fat. We're not sharing the news with anyone for a while yet.
So I'm 5 weeks today! My little baby calender says baby's heart starts beating today. It's the first working organ. That's cool, and I'm visualizing that happening
I made my first prenatal appt with the ob and the first available appt is when I'll be over 11 weeks. I have a message in to the ob because with my history, and being on progesterone, I at least want an u/s around 6-7 weeks to look for a heartbeat. I'm worried that the progesterone will mask a non-viable pregnancy and I just can't wait until 12 weeks to find that out, you know? I'm kind of down on this practice--my other pregnancies were all in another state and I've been with 3 different ob practices and one midwife practice. All except the midwives had u/s machines in their office (my current one doesn't) and I've never had to wait longer than 8 weeks to get an u/s. With my last pregnancy, I started them before 6 weeks and got them very frequently. I really miss that practice and that dr.
My symptoms so far are bloating, loose stools, constantly having to pee, a heavy, stretching feeling in my uterus that gets more noticeable the more I'm on my feet, sore breasts (can't tell if they're bigger--I'm nursing anyway), really tired this weekend, and just the slightest bit of nausea when I first get up in the morning.
I bought a "Bella Band" because I'm more comfortable with my pants unbuttoned and this is supposed to be good for that. Has anyone else used them? They're pricey--I wish I could have gotten more than one, it was hard to choose a color.
So that's it for me! I'm able to forget I'm pg for long periods of time. That never happened with any of my other pregnancies, even the ones when I had two kids to look after
so I'm happy about that. But like someone else said, it will be harder if ms arrives in full force.
Have a great day!