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When I lay down, I can't feel it all. If I sit back up, I can. I'm thinking that maybe it is some type of muscle thing. Maybe round ligaments or something.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>hildare</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1324708/2nd-week-of-august-chat-thread#post_16601020"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border-bottom:0px solid;border-left:0px solid;border-top:0px solid;border-right:0px solid;"></a><br><p><span>zakdat, i am glad you got it fixed!  what kind of bird do you have?  saw it in your siggy....</span></p>
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We have a canary (inherited from my grandma when we bought her house <span><img alt="eyesroll.gif" height="15" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/eyesroll.gif" width="15"></span>), a black masked lovebird, and an indian ringneck parakeet.  It's usually the ringneck that's on my shoulder - begging for food. </p>
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>slimkins</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1324708/2nd-week-of-august-chat-thread#post_16602491"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border-bottom:0px solid;border-left:0px solid;border-top:0px solid;border-right:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>Ladies, I am fixated on the weirdest feeling tonight. You know how when you are way far along, you can run your hand along your tummy and feel different parts of your baby. For any of you first timers, it is pretty amazing.</p>
<p>Well, I keep feeling this hard spot (like how a foot would feel later on) about 2 or 3 inches below my belly button and a couple of inches further out than my boob. I'm not sure of any organs that lie there. And I also can't imagine a hard muscle in just one spot.</p>
<p>Do any of you have any ideas? I've been keeping my hand on it just in case it were to move, but to no avail. And I tried to get my husband to feel it. He did, but of course, he didn't want to be too firm, so, that he didn't smoosh anything. :)</p>
<p>If I still feel it tomorrow, I'm not sure if maybe I will want to call my midwife, and see if she will feel it and give me some clarity.</p>
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Could you have a slight diastasis from your pregnancy with ds?  I noticed that as the pregnancy progresses, the small diastasis I have just above my belly button has a bit of a bulge - fascial, not intestinal.  It was smaller with my 2nd pregnancy, and now with my 3rd, it's a bit larger.  Apparently I should have been doing some more abdominal exercises (like any really) before we started trying again.<span><img alt="Sheepish.gif" height="19" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/Sheepish.gif" width="19"></span></p>
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<p>He he he... I just saw that you have it on one side instead of in the middle (as I had thought).  If that's the case, I don't have any other ideas. </p>
 

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<p>Did you ever notice that when you're laying back and sit yourself up without using your hands, your lower stomach balls up?  Mine does it and I remember it doing it with DH1 and not DH2... though I was low on muscle tone with DH2.  My husband looks like he's going to wretch if he sees it.  And runs over to pull me up so that I won't do it.  He's certain my uterus is going to explode.  Pretty much at this point I do it just to bother him and I love the way it looks and feels.</p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>slimkins</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1324708/2nd-week-of-august-chat-thread#post_16602491"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>Ladies, I am fixated on the weirdest feeling tonight. You know how when you are way far along, you can run your hand along your tummy and feel different parts of your baby. For any of you first timers, it is pretty amazing.</p>
<p>Well, I keep feeling this hard spot (like how a foot would feel later on) about 2 or 3 inches below my belly button and a couple of inches further out than my boob. I'm not sure of any organs that lie there. And I also can't imagine a hard muscle in just one spot.</p>
<p>Do any of you have any ideas? I've been keeping my hand on it just in case it were to move, but to no avail. And I tried to get my husband to feel it. He did, but of course, he didn't want to be too firm, so, that he didn't smoosh anything. :)</p>
<p>If I still feel it tomorrow, I'm not sure if maybe I will want to call my midwife, and see if she will feel it and give me some clarity.</p>
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<p>do you know whether you might have a fibroid?  they can tell if you have an u/s.  that could totally be it.  i can feel one of mine this way.<br>
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<p><strong>hildare</strong>, that could be it, too. Almosr reminded me of a hernia minus the protruding through your muscles, part. But I'm sure it's not a hernia. I'll probably just wait until my next appointment, and see if it is still there and let the midwife feel it. It doesn't bother me, so, I am gonna assume probably not a big deal.</p>
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<p><strong>Imakcerka</strong>, do you mean like a ball of mush? Mine does it a tiny bit, but I am super long, so, the stretching my last pregnancy was minimal. We'll see after this one. <span id="user_yui_3_3_0_8_131315316735121"><img alt="winky.gif" id="user_yui_3_3_0_8_131315316735120" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/winky.gif"></span></p>
 

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<p>Slimkins, I have a very long torso, yeah it's mushy but it's obvious.  And it's pretty cool looking.  A friend of mine is 14 weeks along and literally looks like one of six pack muscles is protruding.  She also gets the little round tummy ball when she does crunches.  Again, my husband gets grossed out by it... and again that's why I do it.</p>
 

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<p>I'm having a rough couple of days. Found out yesterday my mom had a stroke, a small stroke, but still a stroke! I hate that I can't be with her right now. I'm exhausted and nauseous to the extreme today. There is an employee at work who hates me, why? because and I qoute "I can't stand her!" no reason other than that. She made it up in her mind she hates me, so now she tells everyone I don't do my job. Yet I do my job, I do it well, and I work hard. After taking it to a manager I found out probably nothing will happen unless other employees come forward saying she treats me poorly and says bad things about me. Awesome, so she gets to relentlessly harass me, and get away with it. Better yet I changed my schedule and rarely see the woman, if I do it's for no more than a few minutes! This morning I had cramps, and I've been feeling like this baby doesn't want to be here. I'm ready for a vacation from life. :(</p>
 

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<p>((hugs)) i am sorry about your mom and your coworker.  i have a hard time being positive sometimes, too, so i haven't got any stunning advice for ya there. </p>
 
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<p>I'd squeeze you tight if I could.  Nothing worse than bad new, physical pain exhaustion and worry.  The girl at work is worthless, spend no time concerned with her.  She's nothing. </p>
<p>Take care of you!</p>
 

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<p><span><img alt="hug2.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/hug2.gif" style="width:38px;height:16px;"></span>  Sorry to hear about your mom.  It's hard to get news like that, and not have the ability to do anything about it.  As for your coworker - she's making her life difficult by casting judgements and invalidating other people.  Hold your head up high -  it's a reflection on her, not on you, and I hope that your other coworkers have the wisdom to see that.</p>
 

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<p>Right of Passage, first... I'm sorry to hear about your mom's setback.  Hopefully that is all it will be.  TIAs run in my mom's side of the family.  It's definitely scary stuff.  Do you guys know your MTHFR status?  As far as the girl at work, ugh.  Don't put any energy into it at all. Her mission is to be unhappy and as a side effect make the people around her unhappy.  Finally, as for your babe...do you get acupuncture?  I was surprised when one of my acupuncturists said yesterday "what does it feel like?", asking me about being pregnant and what my sense is of the child on board.  He went on to tell me that he could "feel it on my blood.  It's on the top... a happy little" (blank, he didn't have a word for it).  Then he went on to predict that it is just one baby... and it's a big one.  Heh.</p>
 

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<p>Slimkins, I have the same thing and I'm pretty sure it's... the baby!  I had this with my first, and I was really scared that I had a fibroid or something that shouldn't be there.  When I told my midwife about it she very sweetly said, "Are you sure it's not the baby?"  For me it would (and does) come and go, and be in different spots.  Sometimes it is quite low, just above my pubic bone, and other times it's in the middle of my belly, right below my belly button (same place where my midwife finally found the heartbeat the other day after searching super low).  And you're totally right, it feels just like a foot or something else.  I'll prod at it sometimes and then it will disappear.  I first felt it last time at 15-16 weeks, but I have been feeling it this time around since about 12 weeks (so, only a week).</p>
 

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<p>I can't sleep and I can't stop crying. I look like a teenager cause I'm so broken out (even my back!) my skin is soooo oily, it's disgusting... I can't wait for the fun parts!! Grow baby grow!</p>
 

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ahhhhh !!!  I hated that part!  Both my girls gave me skin straight outta highschool!  I think I caked on my make up during that time.  I seem to keeping a semi clear face this time around.  Not sure how.  Could be a different sex or could be that I'm older and my body decided to be nice to me this time around.  It'll clear up soon enough.  No tears and don't touch your face it'll just prolong the redness.  I totally didn't know that at 25.  Sorry if you're already aware. <br>
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>krjt</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1324708/2nd-week-of-august-chat-thread/20#post_16605472"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>Slimkins, I have the same thing and I'm pretty sure it's... the baby!  I had this with my first, and I was really scared that I had a fibroid or something that shouldn't be there.  When I told my midwife about it she very sweetly said, "Are you sure it's not the baby?"  For me it would (and does) come and go, and be in different spots.  Sometimes it is quite low, just above my pubic bone, and other times it's in the middle of my belly, right below my belly button (same place where my midwife finally found the heartbeat the other day after searching super low).  And you're totally right, it feels just like a foot or something else.  I'll prod at it sometimes and then it will disappear.  I first felt it last time at 15-16 weeks, but I have been feeling it this time around since about 12 weeks (so, only a week).</p>
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ya know, even though I thought I was being silly, that is honestly what I thought when I first felt it. However, now I am on day 3, it is still in the same spot and there anytime I try and feel it. I really hope it isn't the baby. I am going to call my midwife tomorrow, and let her have a go at it. We'll see... heh.</p>
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<p><strong>Right of Passage</strong>, so sorry to hear about your mom. Hope everything works out, and your stress load lightens considerably.</p>
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<p><strong>mtn.mama</strong>, I find that quite endearing that your male acupuncturist would ask you how it feels to be pregnant. Kind of sweet. :)</p>
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<p><strong>jaysmylilpunkin</strong>, sorry about all the emotions. The other night my husband woke my up after I had fallen asleep, and the next day I told him to never do that again. It tool me almost an hour to fall back asleep. ughh!</p>
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<p>skin:  i've had pretty pimple free face this time (and baby is a boy) and with dd, i had acne like a preteen.  does that make anyone guess baby sex differently?? <3</p>
 

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<p><strong>jaysmylilpunkin</strong>, sorry about all the emotions. The other night my husband woke my up after I had fallen asleep, and the next day I told him to never do that again. It tool me almost an hour to fall back asleep. ughh!</p>
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<p>My DH does that almost every night. He doesn't mean to, but he has to have the TV on to fall asleep. Thank god for the sleep timer that shuts the TV off after a set amount of time.</p>
<p>This morning he was complaining about getting only 5 hours of sleep. I told him that was me for 12 weeks only I can't drink copious amount of coffee to make up for it. 2nd trimester off to a much better start, no more 4am wakes up w/o being able to go back to sleep!</p>
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<p>My skin is SO much more sensitive! I already had really sensitive reactive skin so I have to be really really careful what I put on it. Pregnancy has made it even more sensitive! My Origins sensitive skin toner is starting to sting a little, and Toms of Maine deodorant is giving me a rash. :(<br>
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<p>I am going in circles, trying to decide whether to use U/S to do a headcount... and when I should do it.  My intuition still tells me solidly that there are two babies, and that there is no risk of growth problems/TTTS.  I'm leaning toward going ahead with the 20 week scan, but to make it very very brief... just so that I can start making birth plans.  Then occasionally, I consider going in right away for a brief scan and just getting it over with.  But then again, the earlier that the OB diagnoses two... the more pressure I'll be under to follow up with investigatory scans... and I don't want pressure.  I just want to be left alone in my body to decide what is right for us.</p>
 

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<p>It think so, my skin looked like I was 14 both times I was carrying girls.  This time, clear... however I don't know what's hanging out inside.  So we'll see, but quite a few people I know had great skin carrying boys.  Could be the extra hormones with girls...<br><br>
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