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How about a weekly chat thread ladies? It seems like a great place just to post during the week about anything and everything whether pregnancy related or not. We could even keep the "sticky" info with names and due date information in the first post. Sound good.

I for one am not enjoying the summer heat and pregnancy. It's making it profoundly difficult not to get overheated when I'm exercising. Plus, I feel like I'm constantly sweating. With my DS, I was pregnant late August through April 22nd so never really had to deal with the heat. Of course, this summer is turning out to be a scorcher early on.
 

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This is two threads in a row, OdinsMommy, we seem to be on the same page today. I was thinking the same thing about the idea of a chat thread. It's nice to be able to check in and have an ongoing conversation about things.

We're having a little bit of cool weather the past few days and I am grateful. I'm not great with the heat to begin with...

I'm still in the "can I really be pregnant?" stage. And, then I find myself asleep while putting DD to bed, or suddenly nauseated, or bursting into tears and I think, "wow, I really am pregnant!"

Maybe it also seems less real because I'm not telling anyone in real life for awhile. I'll probably start telling friends one-by-one soon but we'll wait for people at work and family until the second trimester. So, it feels a little unreal. I haven't even scheduled a midwife appt yet! Though that's on my to-do list for tomorrow. In fact the only people I've told are the people I've spoken to when calling for waitlist applications for daycare! It's kind of fun to say it to strangers though :)
 

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parsley - I'm jealous of your cooler weather. It's been in the mid-90s here with heat indices near 100. The humidity makes you feel like you're swimming through the air. yuck!

I relate to the falling asleep thing. I've been falling asleep with my DS lately as I put him to bed. LOL. In fact, I've now fallen asleep twice before he has. Before last week, I was still up a couple hours after he went to bed.

We're also not telling for a little while. My SIL is expecting her first in February as well so we absolutely want to wait until they share with DH's parents. Plus, it does seem quite surreal still. We had always planned on starting TTC in August b/c I wanted DS to have his 3rd birthday without a sibling present. Well, I had a chemical pregnancy in March and then became nervous that TTC might be difficult the 2nd time around. Well, we were wrong.

I love sharing with strangers. LOL. It allows a little release of excitement without the guilt.
 

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Its 61 degrees Fahrenheit, cloudy, and will probably rain. :( I'm so tired of our June Gloom and Seattle's lousy weather! DH and I have been talking seriously about moving somewhere sunny, probably Southern California or Nevada, depending on the job opportunities. He's put some feelers out.
 

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Kaydove - I'm jealous of your current weather (though I likely wouldn't want it longterm). And, I love your avatar. It always makes me smile. You look like you're having fun and so happy.
 

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Ugh! I am sooooo jealous of all the nice weather people are having. We are half way through what our summer is in Minnesota and it's been so cold! For most of you, Minnesota has about 4 or so months of summer then it's back to cold, cold, cold! :(

Also, do I really feel it's necessary to eat pizza and ice cream tonight? WOW! haha I wish that my pregnancies didn't always have me craving sweets. Terribly. I haven't really been sick...just those darn sore breasts and feeling fatigued.....but really, "Food, go. away!"

Hope you ladies are having a great Tuesday!
 

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HI ladies. The weather is pretty crumby down here in South Florida as well. It was in the low 90's today, and not sure how high the humidity was.

One thing I have a hard time with in the beginning, is I always feel like I am doing something to hurt myself. I know I'm not, but just feel that way. AS you get further along, you have the boundaries and confines of your belly to keep you from overextending, moving to quickly or what have you. But in the beginning, nada! I feel like I need those limits to keep from doing too much.

I am going to meet the one, local midwife in my city on Thursday. Pretty excited. We just moved here about 8 months ago. I'm a bit sad that I won't get to have my last midwife attend this birth. I really fell in love with her after the birth of my son.

Hopefully, this meeting will go swimmingly.
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Kaydove - I'm jealous of your current weather (though I likely wouldn't want it longterm). And, I love your avatar. It always makes me smile. You look like you're having fun and so happy.
That's very sweet! It was on my wedding so I was very happy! I had a birdcage veil and it was bothering my eyelashes so I was peeking out from underneath it.
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Slimkins - Good luck meeting the Midwife, hope it goes well!
 

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:loveher: - DH and I love the cold. One of the places we've considered moving is the Minneapolis-St.Paul area. I craved sweet with my DS, and it did not bode well for my weight. Thus far, I'm definitely having aversions to sugary foods. I've turned down cookies, candy, and soda already. Gross! So weird. All I want to eat is protein and for some strange reason anything made with mayo (I'm thinking it's the eggs).

slimkins - Good luck! I hope you really like the midwife and can have her for the pregnancy and birth you want.
 

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Odins mommy, you just made me crave a tomato sandwich with tons of mayo...
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I'm glad the weather isn't so bad here. It's been kinda cool in the last week. But I'm relieved I'll go through the summer in the beginning of the pregnancy this time. DD was born on July 27th and July is the worst month here for the heat! I don't do so well with heat usually, being that pregnant in the heat was HORRIBLE! This time, I may have to buy a new winter coat, though, not sure the one I have now will fit over a big belly!
 

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Tomato sand sounds delicious! I've been buying this fancy aioili instead of mayo and I just can't go back to the regular stuff. :)

I'm having a ROUGH day. DH is taking a certification test for his job on Friday so this is a study week for him. I'm a WAHM and have projects due this week so we're definitely in each other's way. His stress level is affecting everyone in the house! I told him go study somewhere else but no dice.

My nausea isn't too bad today or yesterday. That's actually making me nervous.

Lunchtime!!
 

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Oops! It's been a bizarre craving to say the least. I've never liked potato salad, and I suddenly can't get enough of it. And, I'm so glad no third trimester in the heat this go around. I managed to avoid the summer almost completely last time as we conceived early August and DS was born late April.

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Odins mommy, you just made me crave a tomato sandwich with tons of mayo...
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I'm glad the weather isn't so bad here. It's been kinda cool in the last week. But I'm relieved I'll go through the summer in the beginning of the pregnancy this time. DD was born on July 27th and July is the worst month here for the heat! I don't do so well with heat usually, being that pregnant in the heat was HORRIBLE! This time, I may have to buy a new winter coat, though, not sure the one I have now will fit over a big belly!
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I understand the stressed DH making things worse. I've definitely kicked my DH out of the house before and told him to go somewhere else (since I couldn't leave). It was just too much for the two of us to be in the same house. Isn't it weird how we worry whether or not we do or don't have pregnancy symptoms at any given point? We worry about the baby when we do, and we worry there is no baby when we don't. I'm having an easy day too so am feeling similar.

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Tomato sand sounds delicious! I've been buying this fancy aioili instead of mayo and I just can't go back to the regular stuff. :)

I'm having a ROUGH day. DH is taking a certification test for his job on Friday so this is a study week for him. I'm a WAHM and have projects due this week so we're definitely in each other's way. His stress level is affecting everyone in the house! I told him go study somewhere else but no dice.

My nausea isn't too bad today or yesterday. That's actually making me nervous.

Lunchtime!!
 

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Hello, nausea! I'm not looking forward to your visits
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. This pregnancy is so different thus far, and I'm only 4.5 weeks along. It's crazy. With my DS, my only pregnancy symptoms were frequent urination, fatigue the first trimester, and trimester change migraines. This time, it looks like I'm headed for morning sickness this go around and my joints are absolutely killing me plus the frequent urination that always seems to indicate pregnancy for me. Anyone else in a completely different boat this pregnancy by comparison to previous one?
 

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I keep getting waves of nausea and keep thinking "it's too early for morning sickness, last time it didn't happen until 7 or 8 weeks" and then try to come up with alternate reasons for the nausea. I hope though that this doesn't mean it's going to become 24 hr a day sickness in 3 weeks time... The fatigue seems much worse this time too. I feel like I'm going to fall over sometimes. I've been assuming that I was able to sleep and rest more last time and that's why it's worse but, you are right Odinsmommy, this pregnancy may end up totally different! My strongest symptom last time was really sensitive breasts, and this time they aren't really bothering me at all. Funny though that I worry about the absence of some symptoms and the presence of others.

As for cravings, I can not get enough of hot pickled banana peppers!

Legatia - you may have to buy a new winter coat or you may find that you are too hot to need it more than a few times this winter! With my first pregnancy I bought a winter coat (DD born end of March) and I don't think I buttoned it more than 5 times. I was just too hot all the time!

MontanaMama, I totally get the stress and aggravation of having DH working at home while you're also trying to get work done. During the summer (and some days during the academic year, I'm a prof) DH and I both work at home and I've been known to insist that he goes away so that I can have some time in the house by myself. One of the things I miss the most is that pre-DD we lived in a different city and DH worked all day, every day at his office and I had the apartment to myself all the time. I had so much personal space, time and quiet. There are lots of perks to having DH work from home now but sometimes I just want to inhabit my house by myself! Sounds like your DH is especially difficult to have around right now. Good luck!
 

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It's funny - first pregnancy, I was sick weeks 8-13, then it went away and I had the ideal pregnancy. I even worked until I was 36 weeks (I'm a registered massage therapist). There were times I would have to rest my belly on the table so I could reach the muscles I needed to...
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. With my second pregnancy, I was sick from weeks 6-33. Almost daily nausea, even if I didn't throw up. I ended up finishing work when I was 26 weeks.

I'm now 6 weeks, and am nervous because I haven't really felt any nausea. I've had times where I felt 'funky' and not well, but no sickness. It's making me a bit anxious. I've never had a miscarriage, but I know so many people who have, and with each pregnancy, it feels like the probability increases. I'll probably embrace the first day of sickness, and after that wallow in misery. It's a good thing DH is so supportive.
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This time, I may have to buy a new winter coat, though, not sure the one I have now will fit over a big belly!
And then again you may not! As a PP mentioned, you may run hot all winter. My DD1 was born in February and I walked around with an open coat or one of DH's big fleeces, but never had to spring for a new coat. I ran so hot I kept the thermostat down at 55, leaving DH and the dog huddling in front of the woodstove while I walked around in a t-shirt.

Montanamama - I so get what you mean, Dh works at home part time. And doesn't have regular days that he's home so it's hard to anticipate what the week will look like, argh! Funny how one person's mood can sometimes change the whole vibe in a house.

We are having gorgeous weather here, I may have to take DD swimming this afternoon. Or maybe we'll go out for ice cream. Or maybe both :)
 

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French onion soup for lunch! Although, Parsley, you've got me craving hot pickled banana peppers now. That sounds GOOD. Homemade?

I am all about food, in case you can't tell. Made donuts last night cause I had to have 'em. (But first thing this morning they did NOT help the nausea.)
 

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So, my husband and I met the midwife this morning and really liked her. She seems like a pretty nice fit for how we are. And thankfully, she is here for us, because she told us that the local hospital's c-section rate is 45%. WOAH!!

It's funny too, cause she asked if our families are supportive of home births. We kind of told her that both of our families might not fully agree, but they know we research stuff, so, they would never say anything. When we got to my parents house (about 3 minutes from the midwife's house/office), the first thing my dad asked was if we liked the midwife and if I was going to do one of those water births. haha... he said he had heard they were good for the babies, and it made them such good swimmers in the future because of their connection with water. hehe! That made me giggle.

And my mom was like, oh yeah, how was it? I felt very comforted by their caring. Warm fuzzies, in fact.
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odinsmommy0409, so far I have been feeling pretty different this pregnancy, too. If I don't spot for weeks, I will be just threw the moon, and that will be the best difference between the two.

And I think I am the odd one out here. My son was born at the end of August in Southern Claifornia, and I LOVED being pregnant at that time. I didn't have to bundle up and it made for taking care of a newborn very easy. Plus, the thought of putting on layers, when I am crazy pregnant, is already giving me a big case of the UHGGS!! We'll see, and I will try and keep an open mind.
 
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