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#1 of 39 Old 04-15-2005, 06:51 PM - Thread Starter
 
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just checking up we are nearing the end of trimester 1 . yay! im 11 weeks today i think.. the days kinda jumble around in my head.. :LOL we spent a few days at my aunties farm out in the country playing with her new lambs and it made me so happy. they are amazing. so sweet and soft and strong at 1 and 2 days old. the mammas are so wonderful too.. its lovely to see..

it really is spring!

how is everyone feeling/doing this week?

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Things are going well for me here at 10 weeks. I told my knitting group last night, and that was lots of fun since most of the women there are APing, BFing, CDing, MWing Queens! I even got a doula offer, free of charge! Lots of support and good advice and promises to share resources. I felt lucky to have found such an amazing group of women.

My first mw appointment is Monday, here at my house, so I will be madly cleaning this weekend in preparation. I will also be searching for the ever-elusive affordable 2-bedroom house that is near a bus stop and that allows medium-sized dogs. A pox on the wealthy who drive up property values in urban areas!! Moving in with parents is becoming a more appealing option with every paltry paycheck...

My semester is ending, and with it term papers, group projects, and class meetings. I'm trying to plan a low-key summer where I can enjoy this supposedly lovely second trimester!

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I due November 27th, and am not quite 8 weeks, so I am right in the thick of mroning sickness (probably made worse by progesterone supplements). I'm already showing a bit, which is exciting!

Gotta go, DH is trying to work and DS is driving him crazy!

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I am 8w5d and I am SO INCREDIBLY sick today. I support tax software and our supervisors brought Quiznos subs and pizza and I made the mistake of actually eating it. Blech. I still have 7 hours of my shift left and I am so ill.
I actually thought I was 7w5d but Queen of Cups is due one week before me so that made me recalculate and I realized I was off. Oops! Good news though. End of the 1st trimester is May 8th for me. Woohoo!
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I might be only 10 weeks, but I feel like I'm already out of the first trimester- my energy levels are coming back, and I'm only sick as a dog for 3 of the 7 days of the week now- which is a huge improvement. I have the offer of a free doula/ aromatherapist as well, which is rather nice- and this time round, I have my support network (for people to look after the boys, and me) lined up already- which to me, is amazing.
A friend of mine had her daughter last Sunday- at 38 weeks- and the poor scrap's been having a very hard time feeding. She got taken back into hospital on Thursday, badly dehydrated and having lost more than a pound in weight by the time they got her in there (she was only 6 lb 5 to begin with) and so we've been spending a lot of time helping them out. It makes me feel so grateful for my big strapping lads- what the heck am I going to do if I have a tiny baby this time? I don't think I could cope

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I'm here! haven't been spending as much time on the computer lately, though...

I am 11w2d today! Had my first midwife appt. on Thursday. I her! am so happy we decided to travel a bit further to see her rather than just settle for the obs in my town. And! we got to hear the woosh-woosh-woosh of the heartbeat! I wasn't expecting her to even try to find it since they usually don't until 12 weeks, but! It makes everything seem so real...

feeling better overall....still eating junk and laying around the house lots but trying not to feel guilty about it :LOL

have a great week, everyone!
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I'll be 12 weeks on Monday and am feeling great. I don't usually get morning sickness at all, but I had a month of it, all day this time and am thrilled that that is well behind me. My energy is back up and I don't get exhausted on hikes or exercising anymore - I'm just trying to eat right now that I'm already starting to feel hungry all the time! I have my first midwife appt. on Tues. and will tell family/friends who don't already know after that.

Have other mamas had big breast changes already? All my bras are too tight and I need to go buy some bigger ones! Thankfully, all my low-hip-slung pants should fit for a while (I guess something good came out of that fashion.) I have lots of stretchy cotton clothes, so most of my things still fit, but a lot of my shirts are getting too short.

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well I will be 12 weeks on monday. starting to get a little more energy back. we had my ds's soccer game today and stood outside freezing in the rain. We had out first mw appointment this past week and heard the heartbeat. hated it though because I always spot after a pap smear. I know its from the test, but still worries me somewhat to see brown. Dh and I are slowly working on names that we like, Right now we like Gabriella (Gabi) for a girl and alexander (xander) for a boy. who knows it might change next week though.
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I officially start my second trimester tomorrow. Woo Hoo!!! I'm very excited, my energy grows each day (along with the stomach!) Spring is here, and I'm getting very excited about this baby!
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Kel, I have gone up a full two cup sizes, I kid you not. It is so crazy. But I love it, my boobs are so awesome now!! :LOL

I'm envious of those of you moving into your 2nd trimesters. I'm 8 wks & still feeling intense exhaustion. Walking up my stairs takes all my breath away & I feel like an 80yr old chain smoker. I could DEFINITLY do without the tiredness, nausea & foggy-headedness. Otherwise though, I'm doing great, life is wonderful around here.

Today I had a Tarot reading workshop at my house for homeschooled teens. It was very interesting. I had no idea Tarot was soooo complicated! It was great though. My son lost his two front teeth during the workshop, now he has that huge gap when he smiles, OMG SO cute!!

I'll be so excited to hear the heartbeat! That will make this seem so much more real. Actually, I can't wait to even have my 1st Dr appt!! Finally just today I got my MediCal approval paperwork in the mail. I am SO anxious to find out where I can go, & what all of my delivery & care options are!

Last week we had our (belated) Housewarming party. It was fabulous even though I had to battle with my very large desire for beers. :


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I might be only 10 weeks, but I feel like I'm already out of the first trimester- my energy levels are coming back, and I'm only sick as a dog for 3 of the 7 days of the week now- which is a huge improvement.

Thank you for giving me hope. I am 9 weeks, and I am beginning to feel desperate for the nausea and fatigue to end. I just need a break!
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8.5 weeks here and still VERY nauseous. With my 1st pregnancy it didn't disappear until 16 weeks - so I may have a while to go.

We saw the baby's heartbeat on Friday! That was a big moment of joy for us and we have been telling more people this weekend. I don't have to have an appt with the specialist until about 20 weeks - also a relief.

The sad news is that my midwife is leaving the practice. My OB said they are bringing in a nurse practitioner instead. I have an appt with the midwife in a couple of weeks and will find out more about where she is going. It is in a different city though so she won't be able to deliver at the same hospital (which we love).
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9weeks 6 days today. Which means it's been 6 days since our ultrasound when we saw our baby's fast little heartbeat, and wiggling little limb buds! And wow, were they wiggling! That was likely our last u/s assuming everything goes well from here on. I had my first meeting with my midwives on Friday (the same ones I used for dd's birth), and it's all seeming a bit more real. Especially as we are telling everyone now.

DH has been doing some very early nesting -- nesting like crazy actually! It's just in his nature to organize things. My whole office is dismantled (for the baby's room), he bought and assembled a new computer desk for the family room where I am moving into, and he has us sorting through all sorts of books, piles of stuff, etc. Actually it feels great to be doing this. I'm feeling like a big spring cleaning is majorly in order.

Dd told us yesterday that she wants the baby to sleep in her room with her (she sleeps in her room for a few hours before coming into our bed). So maybe we'll be having a sleeping room and a play room.... Hmmmmm
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I'll be 9 weeks on Wednesday.

Starting to feel a little better - I seem to have more energy and I'm not pigging out all the time, which means my nausea is getting under control. Things have been a lot harder for me this time around than they were with Sam, so I'm glad to be a bit out of the woods. I felt 100% better with him once I hit 10 weeks, so I'm hoping it works that way again.

I can't complain except for my own personal neuroses, which I am trying to keep under control!
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I'll be 9 weeks on Wednesday, too.

Still having lots of nausea -- much more than I had with DD. I feel pretty miserable for a good portion of the day, and I'm tired, to boot. I feel like I'm so out of shape. Just taking DD for a walk yesterday nearly did me in. I felt like I was running in deep water. I'm gaining weight really quickly too, and I'm shocked to say that I'm already showing. I was a bit underweight when I got pg, but I didn't show with DD until I was about 16 weeks. Now, it's like my entire torso is wrapped in marshmallow fluff.

I have an ultrasound on Friday afternoon. After two miscarriages, I have serious phobias of ultrasounds, but since I had an ectopic in December, I need to know that everything is okay in there. I'm trying not to obsess.
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I'll be 11 weeks tomorrow. 2 more weeks and 2nd trimester here I come. I've been feeling okay other than a killer headache today.

I had my first MW appointment Thursday. I heard the baby's heartbeat which was a relief after some spotting on a few different occasions. She says the spotting was caused by bacterial vaginosis (sp?) Hopefully, that's all it was, and the rest will be smooth sailing.

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Yay for the 10-week nausea subsiding mark!

I was re-dated today by my m/w for just 10 weeks (I thought I was 10 1/2), and I want to echo what some of you have been saying about this lovely milestone -- energy is slowly climbing, nausea is slowly fading, and the 2nd trimester is looking just lovely! This weekend was the best in a long time for me; I actually managed to stay off of the couch!
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I'm about 10 weeks this week. I am doing okay. REALLY TIRED! And having a hard time with my almost 2 year old. He is angry about his milk being all gone- he still nurses- but you can tell he is frustrated.
I feel so uncomfortable in my clothes, and have a headache today.
I am really into baking right now tho- and have been baking cookies, muffins and whatever else. Unfortunately we are out of flour and sugar now!!
Today I feel crappy- ds won't nap and I really need one!
Tomorrow will be better
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I'm 10w,4d today! Feeling better. Nause and picky stomach is pretty much gone now. I'm at the point where food passes through pretty quickly and I'm instantly ravenously hungry again.

My first mw appointment is tomorrow and I can't WAIT to hear that little heartbeat again.
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Wow. Haven't been online or on the forum in weeks. the morning sickness hit like a brick wall out of nowhere last week of March, just before graduation. I have felt better on and off. seems like it's more evening sickness now.
Had some marriage troubles going on and I packed up and left for a week... with a 14 month old toddler in a non baby proofed house with another baby that ds liked to hit... not exactly the relaxing time dh thought I was having. It was an emotionally taxing week. But we met with a counselor/therapist this morning and got things straightened out. Only time will tell what will happen. We have definite work to do but I am confident that we will be able to use this experience to grow.
Other than that, with school FINALLY done and out of the way, I'm finally knowing what it is like to be a stay at home mom, knowing what it is like to be pregnant at home... though the energy it takes to keep up with my toddler is keeping my own energy reserves pretty low.
I'm 11 (?) weeks this week. Who knows, I might be 12. I'm not exactly all about keeping track of the numbers this time around.
Well, it is good to hear how you all are doing. I've missed coming here and chatting!
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I am doing well, Thursday will be 11 weeks. I am starting to get over the exhaustion. Thought I was doing really well today, until I woke up on the couch after having slept for about an hour and not even realizing I was so tired...

I see my Dr for a first PN appt in about 2 weeks. Looking forward to the reassurance. I have to talk to DH before then, if he wants an u/s, I will have one, if not, I will skip it. I know the Dr will ask. He will also ask my intentions regarding homebirth or hospital. I had my last at home with a midwife and I wanted a midwife again, but there are none that are available to hire... I am not sure what to tell him as at this time we are planning an unassisted birth...

In any case, I got long-winded. That is my update.
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im feeling great today. i ate lots which is a first and have had pretty much no nausia. i went for a walk to a park near our house called trout lake ( it has a big lake in the middle) and its sooo lovely today. sun is shining.. a brisk wind. it was glorious. now my toddler is asleep so i get to veg out and MDC for a bit. im set to see my midwife for our 1st visit next tuesday. people with tddlers, do you plan to take your kids with you to your MW/DR appointments? i really want to take my son and i think it will be okay except that he has already started telling people that i have a baby in there and i havnt told anyone yet!

 

 

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I am feeling a lot better lately -- less nausea and more energy, two very good things. I feel more myself, rather than before where I felt icky most of the time. Yay!
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Mamafern, my eldest was at all my antenatals except for the EARLY part of the ultrasounds (whilst we made sure everything was OK) The general rule of thumb, though, seems to be that you shouldn't tell the kids until you're ready for everyone else on the planet to know.

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Well I've been having a good week -except for the dreams - is anyone else having really bizarre, can I go so far as to say f*#@ed up dreams!? Mine have just been nuts - every scene in my dreams last night was either out of a mental institution or horror movie - I'm hoping this phase cools off soon!

Although I'd already had a consultation with my midwife a couple weeks ago, I had my first "real" appt. yesterday at 12 weeks and I heard the heartbeat, which was pretty amazing. After having a miscarriage the last time I just really needed to hear that sound - even though my breasts and stomach are obviously pregnant! it still made me feel like, oh my god - there really is another baby on the way!

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Yes! Crazy crazy dreams. I had one the other night that the government had created these flying turtle suits but as soon as you took them off they started spraying poison, so you basically had to keep flying around in these suits and doing what they wanted you to do unless you had the antidote or a mask. Very weird. And a strange one that DH re-arranged the whole apartment but left it unfinished and that I was getting ready to go to work and he said he was just going to sleep and I told him that he coulnd't because he had to get up and take care of Sam who wouldn't be able to find anythng in the mess...And also some really juicy dreams, though those seem to be less frequent now!
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Wow,

what hope you are all giving me!

I am 9 weeks tomorrow - and I am truly in the thick of it. This is my first time online in a long while, I have been in bed or on the couch for what seems like forever. I hadn't thrown up since my appendix ruptured when I was 11, but I seem to have found the ability again. Nothing terrible - just enough so I don't want to leave the house. And I feel like I have mono again - sooooo tired. I sleep a lot of the day and sleep all night too.

But listening to all of you starting to feel better makes me feel really hopeful. I am having a hard time connecting to this baby because I feel so awful. And all of the ideals I had about eating well and getting lots of exercise seem like a joke at this point. I eat what I can, when I can, and sometimes that is not so healthy. And aside from stumbling around the yard for 10 minutes in an attempt at taking a "walk" I am just a lump.

Is anyone else feeling depressed? I feel like a lot of people talk about the challenges of feeling sick and tired - but no one mentions that you may not feel "blissful" about the baby - even when you tried to conceive.

I feel like a bad Mom already.

Sigh - what a long and depressing post!! Sorry!

I just need words of reassurance!

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samsmama - Your turtlesuit dream cracked me up!! And that is exactly the kind of bizarre stuff I'm talking about, although mine last night were of a creepier bend.

Sarah - I don't think it's unusual at all to be depressed when you're feeling sick and exhausted all of the time. I do think you'll feel better soon and it's a lot easier to connect with your baby when you're feeling good, and you're hearing the heartbeat, and getting bigger and getting kicked! I wouldn't worry or feel rushed to connect - you are connected whether you feel like you are or not. Don't start feeling guilty already - it's too soon!

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Hi all--

Feeling pretty good nearing the end of my 10th week. Nausea is letting up--it mostly only comes when my stomach is empty. I'm still feeling quite tired, though. When I get home from work, I'm basically useless and have to go to bed at least an hour earlier than was my habit. This is weird and kind of frustrating for a night owl (make that former night owl) like me!

There's definite belly growth happening, which is a little unnerving, as most of my old pants are too tight to wear, and I don't see how I'm possibly going to hide this from the folks at work (or my family/friends) for much longer. Went to the maternity shop yesterday, and found I can fit into some maternity pants. Sadly, the "buy your usual size" rule apparently doesn't apply to me. Since getting pregnant, I've outgrown my usual size--I used to be a size six or "small." But I had to buy size medium maternity pants. :

I'm trying to get an earlier appointment for my first mw visit. Yesterday, she told my husband 5/15, but after having had a m/c with my last pg., I'd like to hear the heartbeat a little sooner than 14 weeks. Hopefully, we'll be able to see her on 5/1.

Sarah, I just wanted to say that I don't think it's at all strange to feel somewhat disconnected at this early stage. I felt very much so with my first pg, when my m/s was making me miserable. This time around, I don't feel particularly in touch with baby yet due to a combination of tiredness and superstition (afraid to "jinx" pg by getting too attached too early--silly, but I can't help it). My understanding is that as things progress, each little milestone brings you closer and gives you a stronger bond with the little one. Don't feel bad for not feeling it now--you will in your own time.

Glad to see everyone's making great progress!
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I will be 9 weeks on 4/22 and I am feeling much better. The nausea is slowly going away. It is still there, but bearable. I am still tired, but that is bearable too. I had my first OB appointment on 4/18. I have to wait until 5/6 for the u/s though and that seems like forever! I am trying to read up as much as I can about everything pregnancy related. Last time I had pre-eclampsia and I REALLY don't want to go through that again. I am hoping and praying for a VBAC. Wish me luck! And if anyone has any advice, pass it my way.
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