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Hi mamas. We're at, what, six to ten weeks? It seems that, like me, a lot of you are having worries and anxieties. I know that at least four times since Saturday I've been on MDC looking up symptoms, or their lack, for reassurance. A lot of us are nervous (terrified, perhaps) that something will go wrong... and very sad for those for whom something does go wrong. I'm glad we have each other for reassurance and support.<br><br>
But I find I'm wanting to celebrate, too! Sure, I'm nervous, but I'm happy! I even find the morning sickness thing interesting. It's so strange. I've heard about it, but going through it is so weird. We tend to separate our minds and our bodies so much and to assume that we can control how we feel or how we act or react. It's so weird to have this experience that forces me to experience my body in a new way, and undermines my insistence that I can control everything. Morning sickness is teaching me, I think.<br><br>
Plus, it's interesting to experience attraction in a new way. I'm a vegetarian and a very healthy eater. I tend to crave healthy food. But today, the smell of friend chicken at the supermarket was the most attractive thing I'd ever smelled! (I didn't have any, but I did have some veggie chicken nuggets on a salad when I got home. It was the one solid meal I was able to eat so far...) Plus the smell of the suger-laden doughnuts. Normally I'm disgusted by that stuff -- today the smell was like heaven.<br><br>
So what about the rest of you? Any funny stories? Any interesting new sensations? Anyone just want to pop in and say hello, yes, in spite of all the nervousness I also want to tap my toes and giggle with joy sometimes?
 

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Yeah, totally! And I had 2 mc's last year so I'm very nervous about this pg. Half of me is trying not to get excited at all - just in case... But I can't stop myself from redoing the spare room as a nursery in my mind's eye, imagining dd as a big sister, looking forward to nursing again, etc.
 

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I haven't been around this DDC much in the past few weeks because I have been feeling so sick - so very different from DD's pregnancy!<br><br>
But yes, I am also very, very excited. I start my 9th week of pregnancy today, and I never cease to be amazed at the MIRACLE of it all. What a blessing. I am also imagining how my very clingy, very high-needs toddler will take to big sisterhood. Makes me quite nervous! But I loved being pregnant with her, and I am truly in awe that I am able to do it again.
 

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Hi, Kate! I see you around a lot, like me. I know what you mean about trying not to get excited... I do that too. But then that can feel like I'm sending "negative" vibes, or being overly self-protective. It feels so vulnerable to want something that is so out of your control. So have you started shopping for furnishings for your new nursery? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
Hi, Megan! Wow: nine weeks! That's wonderful. Are you feeling any better this week?<br><br>
Have you guys told your children yet, or is it still too soon and they're too young?
 

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I love being pregnant! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"><br><br>
I'm so excited because with DS I felt movement at 13 weeks...so I'm thinking I'll be feeling movement around the same time (maybe earlier!) with this one, and that's just a couple short weeks away!!!
 

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You will all probably think I'm a nut, but I'm so excited about nursing that I DREAM ABOUT IT! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
I'm also super excited about cloth diapering a newborn. And, slings!
 

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I'm can't wait to have a third little munchkin running around!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">But then that can feel like I'm sending "negative" vibes, or being overly self-protective. It feels so vulnerable to want something that is so out of your control. So have you started shopping for furnishings for your new nursery? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"></div>
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You totally nailed it. I guess I'm trying to protect myself, or not jinx things. But at the same time there's something in letting yourself be excited and sending out all those positive thoughts, kwim.<br><br>
As for the nursery... well we've got all we need from dd. Just gonna rearrange things a little bit. But we will be painting and decorating - that's always fun! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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I'm just excited that I don't have to leave this group! Today truly is a day for miracles. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I'm so glad to come online and read this! I've had a bizarre, crappy, and ENDLESS day. At 7:30 this morning, as I was rushing to get me and DS out the door an hour earlier than normal, DH (who usually leaves for work before 6) stumbled out of bed feverish, passed out in the bathroom, and broke the window with his head. It went downhill from there, and included the really fun highlight of teaching my grad students this evening with a whiny 2.5 y.o. DS alternately attached to me in a sling and scarfing oreos and cheese flavored triscuits given to him by well-intentioned students (and I, who don't keep junk food in the house, was GRATEFUL).<br><br>
Sorry for the novel, had to get it off my chest. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"> What I realized as I collapsed on the couch a little while ago was that I didn't worry about my pregnancy all day... no time for that! And as a result, I'm feeling more excited than nervous for the first time. I'm so glad others are feeling the same. I think I'll try to allow myself to feel this way even when I'm not running around like a crazy woman. So much better than the nail-biting I've been going through these past few weeks...
 

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This pregnancy has been hard on me so far, but when I get down about it, I just imagine holding the baby for the first time, that wonderful sweet baby smell, cuddling up next to the baby or carrying it close to my heart in the wrap and kissing its little fuzzy head. ahhh, heaven!
 

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We haven't tried to tell DD yet because she just turned two and I am not sure how much she would understand. We talk about babies a lot and she LOVES to look at pictures of herself as a baby. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> She isn't verbal yet, so her "noise" for babies is pretending to cry. LOL!<br><br>
I also cannot WAIT to add new slings to my carrier stash (drool, drool) and start hunting down a stash of newborn and little diapers. We didn't start cloth until Dace was 8 months old, so I missed all the sweet little dipes. I also cannot WAIT to snuggle a new baby between DH and us in bed again. Oh, those are some of my most favorite memories!!
 

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I haven't been around getting to know people as much as I had hoped because I have been suffering so badly with morning sickness but otherwise I am so excited. It helps me to feel pregnant and know that everything is okay (more or less).<br><br>
I have seriouly thinned my stash of baby stuff twice, after my second baby and after my fourth. I have 3 girls so most of that stuff didn't even make it to goodwill it was so well worn having come to us from friends. Locally there is a good amount of baby karma so clothing that gets worn for such a short time is generously passed around but I am so excited to rebuild my diaper stash.<br><br>
I am 8-9 weeks and still haven't told anyone other than dh and my chiro <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> so it is fun to have my little secret. I think the older kiddos are beginning to worry about all my naps so we will probably tell them soon (after LLL next week). Even at 8yo and 10yo September is so far off and I doubt they will keep it to themselves. I am dreading the responses I am expecting from people about the size of our family, not that it is any of their business. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/angry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="angry"><br><br>
Sorry for the book, take care of yourselves ladies.
 

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Good morning, everyone!<br><br>
Rach03: I can't wait for movement. It's exciting that you're so close!<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<div style="font-style:italic;">You will all probably think I'm a nut, but I'm so excited about nursing that I DREAM ABOUT IT! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"></div>
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No, totally. The baby dreams I've had have mostly involved nursing. I wouldn't have thought that's the part I'm so excited about, but that's the part that makes it into my dreams. How many slings is too many? I want to start buying a couple but am afraid of going overboard.<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<div style="font-style:italic;">It went downhill from there, and included the really fun highlight of teaching my grad students this evening with a whiny 2.5 y.o. DS alternately attached to me in a sling and scarfing oreos and cheese flavored triscuits given to him by well-intentioned students (and I, who don't keep junk food in the house, was GRATEFUL).</div>
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Wow, sorry you had such a long day. I'm really interested to hear that you taught with your kid in the room. I used to have fantasies about this... teaching a class with a (well-behaved) baby in a sling. I love the idea of professors sometimes bringing their kids to class. It's always bugged me that universities, where people study gender inequity etc, nevertheless tend to maintain this sense that academics are serious and, well, childless.<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<div style="font-style:italic;">I am 8-9 weeks and still haven't told anyone other than dh and my chiro <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> so it is fun to have my little secret. ... I am dreading the responses I am expecting from people about the size of our family, not that it is any of their business. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/angry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="angry"></div>
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I like having it as a secret too, but it's getting too hard not to explain to certain people why I don't want to go to breakfast, commit to tasks int he morning, etc. I'm kinda nervous about response, too, from some of my friends, since we're both students. But like you said, it's no one's business.<br><br>
Lacie: I'm glad you're still here!<br><br>
Plaid Leopard and Einen: Thanks for weighing in!<br><br>
Man, no one who posts on a thread where I post need apologize for writing a novel... clearly I can barely post without writing at least a novella.
 

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Last week I was practically giddy with joy, but this week m/s has hit and I'm not in a very cheerful place. Wish I could enjoy this more.<br><br>
I'm still crocheting my little blanket which is nice, but I hate feeling like that's all I can do. I have to drag myself out of bed in the morning and am not loving being bubbly and upbeat for the children at work. I have my first OB appt tomorrow and hope that maybe that will put me in a better state of mind.<br><br>
Keep up with the cheeries...I like reading your happy stories.
 

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Yes, another negative worrier here.. I've had 2 m/c in the past, and I hate the unknown.. I told my husband, If I had $$, I would go to a psychic just to get someone's opinion..<br><br>
But I'm still pregnant today at 8.3wks, which is further than I went with my 1 m/c so yippy.....<br><br>
I absolutely love being pregnant.. I had a high risk pregnancy w/ my son, and ended up on either bed rest or light duty for more than 1/2 my pregnancy and I still loved every minute of it...<br><br>
I love feeling the baby move, I love their hiccups, I love the kicks, I love the crazy appetite...<br><br>
One kinda funny pregnancy story for you is in regards to being pregnant w/ my son.. One of my problems towards the end was pregnancy indused hypertension, which caused his placenta to age prematurely, so 2x a week from 30 wks on I had the silly "kick counts"... My doctors office would freak out if my son didn't kick on command.. I would also say, he's sleeping, he just kicked an hr or so before, but they needed to see it on paper... The only way they were able to get him to kick, is if they gave my some form of sugar... Oh boy, I knew from those moments on, I would have a strong willed little boy, you wouldn't believe the amount of movement they would get from his sugar high... And yes my son is still manipulative and strong willed today ...
 

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All right, this is not so much about pregnancy, but about good things that I've discovered for after the baby is here. First, I thought my company's maternity leave was 3 months and I was going to have to beg for 6 months so that I could easily exclusively bf; I just found out the other day that the standard maternity leave is 6 months and I can negotiate longer. Yippee!!!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/jumpers.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="jumpers">:<br><br>
Also, my dh works from home and it is 99% definite that he is getting a new job in his company with an enormous raise, so I don't need to worry so much about our finances when I only go back to work part-time. Double yippee!!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/jumpers.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="jumpers">: <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/jumpers.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="jumpers">:<br><br>
so yeah, that's my chatty, happiness for the day.
 

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Yep, me exactly. And I'm also learning I'm really lousy at keeping secrets! I've told hardly anyone I'm close to, and yet TWICE I've blurted it out for no apparent reason to people I don't know well at all. Maybe I'm more excited than I'm letting on...
 

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I like this thread! It makes me smile.<br>
I can't think of any stories, except that when I told 2 of my profs (who knew we were ttc), they were super excited for us -- perhaps moreso than my parents!<br>
Oh, and when DP called to tell his parents, his Mom was out, so upon her arrival home, his dad says, "We're going to be grandparents again!" to his Mom, and she says, "Oh no! Not ___ (DP's sister's name) again!" (She's an addict.) Then DP's Dad says, "No, Michelle's pregnant!" and she was so excited! They thought we'd stopped trying! (We were doing inseminations.)<br><br>
Sometimes I worry, but generally I think happy thoughts. This is the one thing in the world I've wanted the longest (since I was 5, at least) and the most! I am so happy that I'm gonna be a Momma, come fall!!!
 

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I was so bummed out earlier today, but I got an e-mail after my last post from a friend announcing that she's pregnant and due in Aug. I was so excited for her and it made me a bit more excited for me too. That sure was fun to read. Can't wait till I'm making that announcement to everyone!
 
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