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Ramzubo - Thanks!  bought myself a box of BreatheRight...winky.gif

 

Ericaf - great news!  Nice HCG...hmmmm  multiples?  j/k

 

Calycanth - Thanks!  But yes...it is useless...  That is a weird one...I've stopped trying to figure my dreams out - but love baby dreams!  I'm already complaining about going back to work Monday so I'm totally with you! (And I only went one day last week...)

 

Quick question - how do I know when I should go to the dr. about this cold?  I was feeling better yesterday, but was up with a cough last night.  (I seem to SORRY GROSS cough up yellow-y stuff after laying down and then randomly.  No fever but just feel run down.)  Any ideas?  DH mentioned I should go, but not sure if that was because I kept him up.  sleeping.gif(Not with me near you!)

 

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Hey Bel, do you usually need antibiotics to get over respiratory stuff? Since I'm asthmatic, I always do and I usually go right away. I guess your body could have less energy to fight possible infection, too. I think if you feel like you're feverish, or you feel lightheaded like you're not getting enough air, you should definitely go.

 

Caly, why do I see the weekend as half over before it's begun? Being off for so long screws with my perception. I feel like I'm going to be so miserable back at work but I'll probably be fine, I usually am. Hope you're enjoying this weekend, do anything especially fun or relaxing? What a crazy baby dream, I guess the animal/baby dreams are pretty common. I haven't had any baby related dreams, just weirdly vivid ones I usually try to forget.

 

Andaluza, yay for your ticker!

 

Erica, how is your cold?

 

Rosie, yes, I am sure I'm not the only one to feel like our little honey badgers don't care how we feel. That's totally the motivation. Also so I would stop calling it "evil parasite." It's been kind of a rough week ;)

 

AFM, feeling okay, getting frustrated trying to figure out how to feed myself. TMI alert. It seems like no matter what I eat, it causes some sort of problem. The nausea is less but I had bad gas and diarrhea. Tried eating nothing except bland food, eating veggies, tried eating just protein, just protein and carbs, I can't stomach many veggies at all which kills me, I know I should be eating "well" and I usually love salads. I don't even know what to pack for lunch next week! . Also, when I'm queasy, I know I need to eat protein so if I don't want to eat much I'd rather eat the protein which I know will help than fruits or veggies that can make things worse. Now after I took imodium, I started feeling queasy put on the seabands. I also skipped my prenatal yesterday because of tummy issues and need to take it tonight, for sure.  

Did any of you ladies eventually figure out how to balance your digestion or do I just have to wait it out? I'm sure it's different for everyone.

 

Pretty excited about finding someone in my DDC to start a Plus size Mamas social group with, hope that catches on and a lot of people can support each other there.

 

I hate the end of the weekend and trying to figure out how to get enough done so I feel accomplished, and enough relaxing so I feel renewed.

 

 



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Happy weekend to everyone! 

 

Thanks Erica and Tank for the soap recommendation. I think the baby Dr. Bronner's will work for my body and I feel like I have to give up on my face. My skin is insanely irritated and acne ridden since I went off everything when ttc. It's worse now that I'm pregnant because my chest and back have also broken out. No pregnancy glow here. I'm hoping it calms down by the summer, since it gets so hot here and I can't imagine being so far along and having to keep my chest and back covered in clothing.

 

Great numbers, erica! I don't think high numbers are a concern. You can check the online betabase for the range that has been reported with successful single and multiple pregnancies. Sure there's only one in there?

 

Congrats on your wonderful sonogram, LilyTiger! It is so thrilling. I peeked at your pic on the other thread and the quality of the machine used for you is so much better than mine! My doc said when I go to the specialists for my other scan/s they will be much better. At least we could see the little heart flickering. That was so amazing.

 

Great news about your scan, Calycanth! I hope you had a great Friday and are having a wonderful weekend. D you own a cat? I have read that birthing animals/pets is a common pregnancy dream. I recently had one in which I had to take care of a baby alligator that simultaneously wanted to harm me and be affectionate.

 

Rosie, crotch ice packs--omg. yikes2.gif I have time to prepare mentally for the reality of this, I suppose.

 

I hope you're feeling a lot better, Bel718. I would go to the doc if you don't feel any better by the beginning of the week. Can't wait to find out the gender--so exciting!!

I'm glad you're feeling a little better, Boots. I can feel all processes of my digestion much more now than I ever noticed before. I'm fortunate to be able to eat at home most of the time, so I don't have to deal with embarrassing noises, and it doesn't seem to matter that much which foods (i.e. nothing is 'safe'). They all pass through my body loudly.

 

AFM, I am feeling pretty well (aside from acne all over and weird digestion). Totally excited about eating, so maybe there is a growth spurt brewing. Dh says he can't see a change yet, but I can. 

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Andaluza, it was the other way around for me at 8 weeks. DH could see the difference in my belly, but I couldn't. I can totally empathize with you on the acne front. I had lovely, clear skin until I went off birth control, but it's been a mess since then. Actually, for the first couple months of pregnancy, my skin was completely clear, but the zits are back with a vengeance now. I've been getting small breakouts on my chest and back as well. Grrr!

 

I do have a cat, and I'm really attached to her. We got her when we moved to Ohio, and she's been a great little friend for me, especially when DH is gone in the summertime. I usually don't put a lot of stock in dream interpretation, but according to the mighty Interwebs, dreaming about animals in your second trimester has something to do with nurturing instincts. Your feeling about the animal reveals something about your attitude toward your pregnancy/baby at the time of the dream. That makes sense. I remember thinking (in the dream), uh, you're cute, but you are NOT what I expected!

 

Bootsie, pregnancy has taken all the fun out of eating for me (and I used to love to eat!). It's frustrating. Even now that I seem to be mostly beyond the morning sickness, it's impossible to plan meals too far ahead. My appetite is just too finicky. I had a lot of luck with fruit early on. I know some women don't like in in their first trimester, but it's one of the few things I ate regularly. On several occasions, I found myself wishing that it was still summer so I could get some decent watermelon or peaches.

 

Has anyone else put together a baby registry, or made a list of essential items you'll need for the baby? I've been working on an Amazon registry, and oh my word, it's been a lot of work! I know very little about baby products, which makes it difficult to figure out which car seat/crib mattress/etc. would be best. And I'm still not sure which items are necessary and which items seems like a good idea but are probably worthless crap. Does anyone have a good list of essential baby items? I've found a few online, but they often include things like a wipe warmer, and really, I'm thinking we can do without that kind of stuff.

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What every baby and parents want/use can really vary.  What one person thiks is invaluable will be useless to someone else.  Things I didn't think we would use or need I am now seeing why people like them.  Wolverine is less than 2 months and already interested in toys and wants to be doing something so I am wishing I put more of that stuff on my registry because we are broke because of me having to take time off work and I want him to have some of that stuff.  What I did when looking at making a regisrty is look at peoples amazon lists and go through that stuff and see if I like any of it.  A lot of people don't use the registry when buying for you anyway.  The only one who used it was my mom and she still uses it when she wants to buy him something because I keep it updated as his "list" of things we want for him.  We mostly have toys, books and baby carriers on it now. 


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Well, I just starting hanging around the bajingo thread and as luck would have it, I'm ready to join you all already.  I'm hoping for good luck to continue with stickiness, because my unbelievable good luck thus far can't be the end of it, right?  (By unbelievable good luck, I mean that I literally got pregnant the very first day we tried, which is crazy because my cycles are seriously wacky).  Good luck to all you ladies!

 

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Birdie.lee - I do get respiratory infections, but it depends on the cold.  I think its because we already over produce nasal secretions.  No fever or lightheadedness, just plain exhaustion.  (My sister had this cold and said it took awhile, so if it gets worse I will def go in!)  I have had to use my emergency inhaler to give me better breaths a few times.  Thanks!  Sorry food is frustrating at the moment.  I have a veggie problem right now as well - I don't want 'em either!  I wish I had some great advice...but I'm in the same food choice boat.  Sorry about the queasiness as well.  Hope it gets better now!  (or in the next few weeks!)   Keep me posted in the PlusSize group...I have a hard enough time keeping up online, but would love to join.  As for the end of the weekend - I hear ya. 

 

Andaluza - Hope your skin gets some relief soon. (And isn't it cool to feel that change?)  winky.gif

 

Calycanth - you are way ahead of me!  Do Target or Babies-R-Us have suggestions?  I guess I should start looking into that as well.  Keep me posted.

 

Cry884  - amazing and awesome!  Congrats and welcome!  joy.gif

 


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Sweet cry884!  Glad your Christmas present from your DH will be all sorts of fun in September!

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Our plus size group is here:

 

http://www.mothering.com/community/groups/show/22/plus-size-mamas-mamas2b-ttc

 

Yay, I'm super happy about it. I feel good that I started something that will hopefully live on from my own negative feelings.

 

Bel, I totally have had the supposedly normal stuffy nose and it's kind of driving me nuts, I get so dried out at night breathing through my nose. Tried some of huz's breathe right strips last night and it didn't help much.

 

AFM, slept sooo much today and still exhausted. This week is going to be an adventure in low-energy teaching, I guess good prep for having an infant and working. I am taking the kids to see Romeo and Juliet (play) on Thursday, that should be fun but tiring, I forgot until today that we had a field trip.

 

Welcome, cry!

 

Good luck with another work week, everyone. I am going to be experimenting all week with how to give myself stamina and how to keep nausea at bay. I got some minneola oranges today, my mom ate them all through her pregnancy with me, and wow were they good. Tried clementines but they're so sweet.



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I definitely agree with tank that everyone's mileage seems to vary with different baby items. Honestly, I used almost nothing with Kayden for the first while - he was a July babe so he really didn't even wear clothes, just a diaper most of the time. So I used diapers and wipes and that was basically it for the first few months smile.gif Once he was old enough to use it, we LOVED the Bumbo seat because we could take it with us anywhere and have him sit with us, like in restaurants he could sit in the Bumbo on the table and be a part of everything.

Car seat wise, it depends a lot on the car you'll be using. Our car is tiny so we were severely restricted on what seats we could consider using. We had an infant seat briefly, we hated it, Kayden hated it, and the thing weighed a TON (plus the weight of the baby) so I hated taking it anywhere. We now have a First Years True Fit which we use in our truck and I LOVE LOVE LOVE that carseat. We also have an Evenflo Triumph 60 in our car and I do like the seat, not as much as the True Fit but it's smaller front-to-back and easy to install. Also, a mirror for the backseat so you can see babe and they can see you, really helps.

Let's see - we bought a crib but didn't use it until he was 4+ months old. We had a bassinette beside our bed for the first while but Kayden hated it so we never used it. If you're planning to cosleep, a crib is a purchase you can delay for a long while. A pack-n-play crib will work just as well for casual use and a spot to lay babe down periodically.

Oh, one thing that I couldn't have lived without - a good, double breast pump! Don't go cheap on this. A good pump is everything! Even if you're going to exclusively breastfeed, you'll want a pump to build a stash of milk just in case it's needed. It will also be good to have on hand just in case of any early breastfeeding issues - you don't want to have to run out and get one if it turns out you needed it, when you're exhausted and sore and baby is cranky and hungry!

Toys are fine, but really, they won't get used for a while. The only thing we used at first was one of those floor playmat/playgyms. Kayden likes the ones where there are lights and moving parts overhead. He enjoyed it long before he actually had the coordination to reach out and play with the dangling toys. We've never gotten much use out of our Sleep Sheep. Sophie the giraffe is awesome for teething but he's only getting the hang of her now, at just about 6 months.

The two things I didn't know in advance I would need - my Woombie, for sleeping at night, was a lifesafer since Kayden hated being swaddled. And the one thing I WISH I had had at the beginning, was a Milkie. It's a wierd plasticy thing that fits inside your bra when babe is nursing, on the breast that babe isn't nursing from. When your milk lets down it usually lets down in both rbeasts, so you leak on the side the babe isn't on. The Milkie catches that milk so you can store it, rather than just having it leak onto a breast pad. I didn't get one until 3.5 months and by then I wasn't leaking much anymore, but it would have been awesome to have from the first week on!

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Caly - I started working on my registry almost the day I got my positive test, only because i have a registry-crazy friend who wanted to list all the items she wanted me to have. I found that I opened one, put a lot of the basics on there, and kept updating as time went on. Now it's pretty settled (except maybe for a Milkie?) 

 

LS - How much milk leaks during let-down? I'm surprised it's enough to warrant collection...do tell more.

 

Boots - I hope you have a gret work week, avoiding or getting through the nausea. Who knows, maybe it'll stay at bay? 

 

Hi Cry! It's awesome to hear of a quick case of the preggos like yours. I have to remind myself when talking to friends who are considering starting to try that YES INDEED it can happen quickly...just like it can happen slowly. Welcome to the BJThread! :)

 

I'm going to have to figure out how to force myself to go to bed. Working on data with SQL and Stata code has got me working into the evenings, slowly pushing back my bed time each night. This is NOT a trend I'd like to continue. There's something about coding at night, though...I'm unable to do any other kind of work at night but coding just seems to click. 

 

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Rosie - For me, it was a lot. Enough to soak through a non disposable breast pad pretty much every feeding, and those puppies can absorb a lot of moisture! It dropped off considerably after 3 months, but I think I could have banked a ton of milk if I'd been collecting before that. I might not have even needed to pump and store! I'm sure it varies from woman to woman, but even 1 ounce is worth bagging and freezing in case you need it later.

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Hi ladies!  I haven't had a chance to catch up completely - y'all have been awfully chatty - but I'm still reading.

 

Sorry for the lack of personals, I just don't find much time for the computer much now because I'm trying to enjoy every moment I can with Jacob.  I'm only off work for two more weeks (ugh), so I'm soaking up all the time I can!

 

Caly - CONGRATS on the good numbers!!

 

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Bel - joy.gif  OMG, twins?!?!?!?!?!  That's amazing!  Double congrats!

 

Chap - Welcome!!  

 

Thinking of all of you ladies that are getting so close, and looking forward to some birth announcements soon!

 

As for pics of Jacob - ask, and ye shall receive.  :)

 

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Rosie - For me, it was a lot. Enough to soak through a non disposable breast pad pretty much every feeding, and those puppies can absorb a lot of moisture! It dropped off considerably after 3 months, but I think I could have banked a ton of milk if I'd been collecting before that. I might not have even needed to pump and store! I'm sure it varies from woman to woman, but even 1 ounce is worth bagging and freezing in case you need it later.


Wow, duly noted. That's really interesting, and I had NO idea. I am completely unprepared for clothing realities for nursing. A friend gave me a bunch of cloth nursing pads, that's about all the prep I've done.


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Wow, duly noted. That's really interesting, and I had NO idea. I am completely unprepared for clothing realities for nursing. A friend gave me a bunch of cloth nursing pads, that's about all the prep I've done.

Okay, this is a good point since we're talking about stuff we used versus didn't use. I got some nursing clothes and honestly they were more trouble than they were worth, and certainly not worth the cost of them! Any clothing that's lose enough to pull up to breast height is a "nursing top" as far as I'm concerned! Tops that pull down below the breast (I see this in a lot of breastfeeding photos) work fine, but are VERY revealing, so I don't recommend those for public nursing. Way easier to pull your top up, because baby will cover your stomach. My midwife suggested wearing either a tshirt or tank top with an open button up shirt over top, and it's been awesome advice for me. I can discreetly nurse in public pretty much anywhere now without people noticing.

Now I think I've maybe said this before because it feels familiar to type, so sorry if I'm repeating myself!

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bel and andaluza: I believeee there is only one in there! Dr. didn't say she saw anything more than one! Maybe it's just one strongggg little bebe! I was looking at all the charts online, and my #'s seem to be at the mid-high end of normal. At least they're not out of the normal range!

 

boots: Enh. I can't tell if it's a cold or congestion because of pregnancy! I don't think it's gotten any worse, so I'm thinking the latter. As for digestion, I'm sort of having the same problems. While I hate everything except carbs lately (which ahem... isn't so good on my digestion to begin with!) I have both problems of erm... loose stools anddd constepation. Sexy. Truly.

 

caly: I haven't STARTED an actual baby registry yet, but I've been on babies r us and Target combing over things I want and talking with my cousin and friends who already have kids seeing what they recommend and would want (especially in the car seat and stroller department). Just so I know what to put together better. Glad I asked more quesions about the stroller and car seat cause apparently what I wanted (they were really cute Sheepish.gif) are both bulky and heavy! Who knew.

 

cry: That's so awesome!!! Congrats, lady and welcome! grouphug.gif

 

AFM: Same ol. Nothing new except worse congestion and I supposed weird digestion. Oh, and my right boob (my natural side) is now bigger than my mastectomy side (which has an implant in it). Lovely. Not hugely different, but I definitely notice! I can't help but thinking what the heckkkk that's gonna look like this summer! bigeyes.gif


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for nursing clothes the only things I really use are nursing tanks, which I love to sleep in because I leak and need to wear something that can hold a breast pad and still comfortable to sleep in.  I only have one and when I get extra money I will get more.  I have no nursing bras yet but now that I am back yo work I need some.  I am just wearing soft sleep bras now, not flattering but comfortable and easy to pop my boob out of the top as well as sleep in when my tank top is in the wash.  I also do what livingsky suggested.  I wear just a tank top under a loose t shirt for bfing in public.  It works well enough. 

 

I never thought I would want one of those removable infant bucket seats but my cousin heard I didn't have one and got me one.  I had a convertible car seat which stays in the car and holds 5-65 lbs.  I thought I would want to just carry my baby and not lug him around in the seat.  Well I am glad I got the bucket seat because I could keep him asleep in the grocery store and such.  My kid doesn't sleep in his moby or ergo so if I take him out of the car and put him in the ergo he is awake and could possibly have a fit.  The bucket is clunky to carry around and I hate that but not so bad when I can just plop it in a cart.  I make my partner carry it lol and I carry him if we use the moby.  I have a stroller but it hasn't left the closet so no suggestions there.  I just have the stroller carseat combo thing. 


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So, today and last night I've been having some discomfort and pain on the left side. I am not sure if it's normal (I'm about 8 weeks 7 days). Is it too early for round ligament pain? Also I've been having so many digestive issues, so I wasn't sure if it was related to that, but it really feels like my left ovary, sort of menstrual crampy but not as sharp. My doc did say to call if I have any pelvic pain. I am not sure whether I should call. Also, my left ovary was the one that the RE said was definitely polycystic, so I don't know whether that would cause pain, since I am new to PCOS and pregnancy, obviously.

I first noticed it only when moving or lying on a certain side in bed, but then I felt it more this morning.

I guess I'll call later? I don't know. I didn't get much sleep at all last night (maybe 3 hours) and I'm trying to get used to working. It's 2nd period and I'm starving and tired.

 

 



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Calycanth, it's comforting to know that I'm not alone suffering on the acne front. I'm just so d*mn happy to be pregnant and soon people around me will be able to see why this is happening to me. Since I am under a lot of stress at work, I am sure people think that's what's happening. I've also learned so much about all the stuff I used to use that I really don't know what I'll do when the pregnancy is over--what will I feel safe using? I think that some of my new habits seem like they'll be lifelong. Alcohol and coffee are totally off my radar and I even dislike smelling dh's breath when he's had a glass of wine. So odd, I used to love red wine.

 

Good luck with the registry. I know I am going to have to do a ton of research, but am putting it off. I'm hoping friends will have great ideas once we're public with the news. Thank you for sharing your informed thoughts on that, too, Tank and LivingSky!

 

Welcome, Cry884. What an amazing conception story! I hope the rest of your pregnancy is just as fabulous!

 

Erica, glad to see that things are progressing pretty well. Sorry about the boob inequality. A good friend in hs had totally lopsided breasts, but she was creative with clothing and I never noticed, although it was a very serious issue for her. 

 

Boots, I guess I would probably check with the doctor if the pain is out of the ordinary and very sharp. Can you distinguish it from gas? My mom said she had such bad gas in her pregnancy with me that she ended up in the er. Mine has not been quite so bad, but as I mentioned, I am always aware of the digestive process since my bfp.

I've been having crampiness in my ovaries (more on the left) since the very beginning, but it is less pronounced now. From what I read, I thought it was the corpus luteum that produces the hormones. My doc detected an ovarian cyst during the sonogram, but interestingly not on the side where I had more "pain." Yesterday my right hip was aching but I think it might have been due to the way I slept. I've also been having a bit more achiness in my uterus, but I think that's from growing/stretching. 

I really hope that you can start getting more sleep! I'm still getting little panic attacks now and then after falling asleep, but I've been able to talk myself out of them pretty well.  Are the minneola oranges more acidic/tart/tangy? Maybe they are just what I am looking for. 


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Hi all,

 

I went ahead and called and they ordered an ultrasound.

I'm on lunch break now and I'm trying not to cry because the students already asked if the other teacher is pregnant. She is only 10 weeks and she's really not showing very much at all, I feel like she's just been telling everyone and "acting" pregnant and the kids figured it out. I don't know why I care or why I feel like it makes my pregnancy less important, I'm just so sick of all the attention she seeks and gets. For some reason I feel like it's really arrogant and selfish to tell everyone (and by everyone, I mean like 200 people) this early. I keep asking myself why I care and trying to talk myself out of it.

I guess it turns out she told one class. I just do not understand or approve.

 

andaluza, that sounds like probably what it is (ovary pain) but I really want to know so I will go ahead and have the U/S. Frankly, since I haven't gotten to see the baby yet, I am happy to have one, but I'm still worried. It's weird, the left ovary is the one they say is polycystic, and they have trouble finding it on the u/s because it "hides" I kind of want to know what is going on with that as much as I want to know about the baby.

 



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Boots - I definitely had a lot of pains in the first tri, and they seemed to fit the description of round ligament pain. I had lots of period-like cramping (not bad though), and lots of soreness. My midwife told me to call if I ever saw red blood or had pain urinating, but that otherwise pains would be normal. I would call your doc, because it can't hurt, but I just wanted to let you know that it *can* be normal. :)

 

Anda - I despised the smell and sight of alcohol and smoke through til about 22 weeks. Now I miss wine and beer and will have a sip of whatever new yumminess DH is having, just to see what the taste is like (he's a beer explorer, usually having a different kind each night). I've been constantly flabbergasted by how my tastes and needs for food have changed. Another story - I didn't want ANYTHING to do with anything sweet...until the last few weeks. Now I *crave* a little bit of sweetness right after meals. Since insulin is just now starting to be shared between me and baby (24-28 weeks), I'm guessing this has something to do with it. 

 

LS and tank - Thanks for sharing your clothing/nursing combos with me. I figure that since I'm not going to put nursing clothes on the registry, I'll figure those out after Odin arrives. I hate clothes shopping, so this goes well with my need for procrastination on that front. I have lots of tanks with shelve bras that are too small but perfectly fine for at-home wearing, and definitely boob-pop-outable. They're just a bit indecent for public wear. 

 

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Boots - ovary pain is normal - I had it and I asked my doctor, so an ultrasound won't hurt (and will be reassuring) but there's nothing to worry about.


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Boots, when is your u/s? I agree with what the other ladies have said - it sounds completely normal! - but it can't hurt to check it out and take a peek at your baby. Early pregnancy and PMS/AF symptoms are so frustratingly similar. I had pain like you described throughout my first trimester.

 

Cry, congrats and welcome!

 

LS, Tank, and everyone else (so sorry I can't remember! I'm claiming pregnancy brain again!), thanks so much for the registry suggestions. It's overwhelming, and it does seem like every mama's list of essential items is different. LS, thanks for the reminder that summer babies don't need a lot of clothes! Since we're expecting Blueberry in late June, s/he will probably be able to spend a lot of time naked.

 

Rosie, wait, are you going on vacation?!! Lucky you! I'm not a strong swimmer, but hanging out in the water does sound nice. There's a lovely pool at the university that's never, ever crowded. Maybe I'll get DH to go swimming with me this weekend.

 

I am officially getting the boob version of muffin top (is there a name for that? if not, I'm going to call it Double Bubble) in all but one of my bras. I decided to order a couple online and will just return them if I don't like them. I'm giving the Bravado Designs Bodysilk a chance even though I think it might not be supportive enough to wear outside the house.


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Thanks everyone, hopefully you're all right and it's just normal pain. I sort of "fudged" it a bit when they asked me how bad the pain was on a scale of 1-10, I said 5 and it's probably more like a 3 or 4, depending on if you're talking about when it's happening or when it's not. I have an ultrasound tomorrow afternoon. They did tell me to call about ANY pelvic pain so I guess this is just their policy, at least they want to know where it's coming from or something. Thanks again for the support.

 

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boots: I bet your a-okay too. I've been having odd pains on my left side too (which was my O side this time) but it's more of a random achy pain/full feeling... so I'm gonna assume it's just my uterus growing and I can't tell exactly where it is in there. Lol. Good luck with the u/s! I can't wait to go for mine next Tuesday for the heartbeat!! luxlove.gif

 

caly: Boob muffin top. Haha. I used to call it uniboob when it all mashed together. Hope your bras work out for you!

 

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Erica, I've been sleeping terribly, too! I always sleep poorly, but for the past three nights I've woken up at 2:30 and been unable to get back to sleep. Hope you do better tonight!

 

Just made my 20 week U/S appointment for 1/31 (I'll actually be 19.3, but I think that's okay). So excited! Three more weeks and we'll know the flavor!

 

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Omg, I am at work (kids are reading) and I'm a zombie. My hip hurt all last night. WTF? I feel like it's way too early for joint pain like that.

 
No further pain but I really don't want to cancel the ultrasound, considering I still haven't seen the baby live. So I guess I'm going to go. Weirdly, I took the progesterone last night and I wonder if that had something to do with not having ovary pain? I'm tapering off right now (one every other night)

 

Erica, hope you got some good rest and a day off felt like enough!

 

Caly, seriously that's two weeks until we know if I'm right! I can't believe it! Do you have a lot of pics from the 12 week? If you look up 12-week gender you can see what people say is the way to tell from that, but only if there's a clear shot of the bits I think.



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Re baby registry: pretty much everybody didn't bother to look at our registry and then got us clothes and/or things we didn't want or need.  That happened with our wedding registry too.


 

My family uses registries, DH's family doesn't. Separate showers, so I decided to have a diaper part for the DH family shower! 45 people invited, encouraged to bring one cloth diaper, with a little limerick inserted into the invitation telling them the kind of diaper and where it can be purchased. I am told it's not too pushy. It remains to be seen whether people follow this diaper party theme, but I'm very hopeful!

 

(I have three showers coming up. I'm a lucky girl. Feb 11: my family and Mom's friends, close to home, 35 people. Feb 18, DH's family 4 hours from home, 45 people. Feb 25th my friends, 25 people. No idea how many will actually come, but those are invite numbers. I'm feeling the love already. :) )

 

Caly - Yep, going on vacation Saturday morning. Gonna spend a week on a catamaran in the British Virgin Islands with my parents, brother, two friends, and DH. You can say I'm a wee bit excited. 


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Hey Caly, could we have an appointment list on the front page? I think that would be fun, especially for the ones that are the big gender reveals!

 

for my part, I have a 12-week NT scan and OB appointment on 2/2. I am going to have a groundhog, not a honey badger... :)

 


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