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So...here's a new chat thread. I thought starting a weekly thread on Friday afternoon would be strange...so this is just a "whenever thread".<br><br><br>
Have a great weekend Mamas!!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 

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that works. we could probably get away with a monthly thread anyway.<br><br>
still missing the regular kicks... i'm getting tempted to see if i can pop by my midwife's house for a quick heartbeat check :/
 

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Hi, there. I should be helping my husband make lasagna, not posting here.<br><br>
Another person at work noticed I'm pregnant today. She was really sweet the way she sidled up to me, grinning, and said, "Do you have a secret...?"<br><br>
I'm looking forward to being 18 weeks on Monday! I feel so behind those of you with earlier March due dates. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"><br><br>
I can't wait to get our trip to Spain over with. I feel fine, but not like being on a plane for that long. I hate flying!<br><span style="font-size:xx-small;"><i>Posted via Mobile Device</i></span>
 

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Yeah, I feel behind too. We must have the same due date Neuro, although I end up celebrating my weeklies on Saturdays because my baby center updates are off by a couple of days. I hope your plane has an in-chair tv! what a difference that makes. Do you have some good reading material?<br><br>
OK, home from work now, i'm going to go lay on my stomach!
 

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OMG, Neuromancer, you mean you can hide it still?!?!?!<br><br>
With my first pregnancy I traveled to South Dakota for my cousin's wedding when I was 13 weeks. My father was driving, since he had to make a delivery on the way, and my mother and I flew. To keep our luggage to a minimum on the flight, we packed the week before and put it in the van with Dad. By the time I got there, I had suddenly sprouted a belly and couldn't wear most of what I packed. Luckily I could still wear the nice clothes I had planned to wear at the wedding itself. But everyone was commenting that I looked pregnant.<br><br>
This time I was showing for a long while. I look very pregnant now at 20 weeks.
 

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I'm almost 20 (ish) weeks. I still have yet to call and make an appointment with the midwife, I should do that so at least we can get the ultrasound scheduled.<br><br>
random people still can't tell I'm pregnant. For me I have quite a belly now, but that's cause I started out really thin. and fall clothes tend to looser and show less. I did have one guy I was going to school with who saw me two weeks before I had DD and was still surprised when we all came back from summer break and I mentioned having a baby over break, some people just can't tell very well.
 

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Just popping in to say hi!<br><br>
Yesterday Baby B was the more wiggly one. Today it's A. I think it's going to be really bizarre when they're both going at once. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/yikes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="EEK!"><br><br>
I read a little bit in the multiples forum yesterday and am now a little more frightened than I had been. Apparently breastfeeding twins is no picnic. And the birth stories!!! Oh, good grief.<br><br>
I'll see my midwife tomorrow, though not for a prenatal. My husband is doing a video podcast on midwifery and her birth center for one of his classes. But I'm sure I'll get to talk a bit more about birth options. Everything seems really complicated at the moment, and like birth is right around the corner, and so far away all at once.<br><br>
And did I mention I can't stop eating?? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eat.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Eat">
 

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no one can tell i'm pregnant either. and now i'm remembering how much i hated all of those "but your so small!!!" comments. grrr
 

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Half of the people at work are "you look so pregnant!" and half are "you don't even look pregnant!" so I don't really know who to believe, but I think what they really mean is "the belly has popped" and "the rest of your body still looks normal", respectively. At least that's what I want to think they mean.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Half of the people at work are "you look so pregnant!" and half are "you don't even look pregnant!" so I don't really know who to believe, but I think what they really mean is "the belly has popped" and "the rest of your body still looks normal", respectively. At least that's what I want to think they mean.</div>
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hey! you just had your 666th post somewhere, did you do a dance?
 

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I started getting random people touching my belly today. I had two different people reach out and rub my belly. One I didn't mind so much. I work with him and he gave me plenty of time to tell him no if I wanted to. The other was a regular patron at the casino. Someone I know by face and name and that is it. He found out I was pregnant and just reached over and patted my belly. *sigh* I hope that doesn't happen too much. Personal space issues usually don't bother me, even when pregnant, except with some people. But random strangers or the barely known...those kind of bug me...a lot!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Half of the people at work are "you look so pregnant!" and half are "you don't even look pregnant!" so I don't really know who to believe, but I think what they really mean is "the belly has popped" and "the rest of your body still looks normal", respectively. At least that's what I want to think they mean.</div>
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Ha! Same here!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Yeah, I feel behind too. We must have the same due date Neuro, although I end up celebrating my weeklies on Saturdays because my baby center updates are off by a couple of days. I hope your plane has an in-chair tv! what a difference that makes. Do you have some good reading material?<br><br>
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I get my BabyCenter weekly emails on Saturday, too. I'm due on March 28th.<br><br>
I don't know if we'll have a tv (that would help a lot) on the flight, but I always have books! I'm not feeling very prepared for this trip; it's kind of snuck up on me, so I'll probably be reading a Spanish phrasebook all the way there!<br><br>
Does anyone think I might need compression stockings at 19 weeks? I haven't noticed any swelling with this pregnancy so far, but it's worse in the air, right?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">OMG, Neuromancer, you mean you can hide it still?!?!?!<br><br>
With my first pregnancy I traveled to South Dakota for my cousin's wedding when I was 13 weeks. My father was driving, since he had to make a delivery on the way, and my mother and I flew. To keep our luggage to a minimum on the flight, we packed the week before and put it in the van with Dad. By the time I got there, I had suddenly sprouted a belly and couldn't wear most of what I packed. Luckily I could still wear the nice clothes I had planned to wear at the wedding itself. But everyone was commenting that I looked pregnant.<br><br>
This time I was showing for a long while. I look very pregnant now at 20 weeks.</div>
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I have a little belly (bigger in the evening), but I think I could still hide it if I wore looser clothes and had better posture! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"> I'm 5'10" with a fairly long waist, so there's probably more room for a baby to "hide" in there. I haven't been trying to hide the fact that I'm pregnant, but I can see where people might not suspect yet if they aren't paying attention. And I work with a lot of people I only see once or twice a week (if that), so there are a lot of people who haven't heard the news.<br><br>
I haven't bought any maternity clothes yet. I'm hoping I can get away with just (eventually) buying a pair of maternity jeans or two, and maybe a maternity coat if I really need to (though I can probably just wear a big coat of my husband's).
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I started getting random people touching my belly today. I had two different people reach out and rub my belly. One I didn't mind so much. I work with him and he gave me plenty of time to tell him no if I wanted to. The other was a regular patron at the casino. Someone I know by face and name and that is it. He found out I was pregnant and just reached over and patted my belly. *sigh* I hope that doesn't happen too much. Personal space issues usually don't bother me, even when pregnant, except with some people. But random strangers or the barely known...those kind of bug me...a lot!</div>
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Yeah, I think I'm okay with people I know touching my belly (as opposed to strangers), but it's only happened to me once so far. It was a young woman (around 26 years old, not that I'm THAT much older) in my play, and she did it without thinking, then apologized right away. I laughed (kindly). I didn't really mind. Plus, it was pretty early, and there was really nothing to feel! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">
 

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That makes sense about having a long waist. I have a very short torso, but I am all legs. So I have nowhere to put a baby.
 

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I started wearing maternity shirts because that way I look pregnant and not chubby (or something like that). I am showing much earlier than I did with my other pregnancies and I'm blaming it closely spaced babies. I only mind when people ask if I'm due soon... but I try to remember that people are just trying to be nice.<br><br>
It's my first with my DH so my mom offered to host a shower. So we are having fun talking about that. My mom is trying very hard to guess names, but she hasn't come close yet (thankfully, since we are keeping it a secret anyway).
 

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Yay, I'm 20 weeks today!<br><br>
Everyone and their mama can tell I'm pregnant now, so I'm having to have "the conversation" all the time. I'm getting some odd reactions to the fact that we're not finding out the sex (can't really afford the ultrasound more than anything else), like "Ohhhh, you're brave!". I guess people just aren't sure what to say to that.<br><br>
Definitely feeling some movement here and there, last night the baby kicked my book (and the book moved) as I was holding it on my belly to read.<br><br>
I'm also feeling SOOOO much better emotionally. I was worried for a week or so that I was getting depressed. I had to let go of some guilt and other things that were holding me back, but now I am really just focusing on enjoying this time. I'm feeling good.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Yay, I'm 20 weeks today!<br>
I'm also feeling SOOOO much better emotionally. I was worried for a week or so that I was getting depressed. I had to let go of some guilt and other things that were holding me back, but now I am really just focusing on enjoying this time. I'm feeling good.</div>
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Great to hear! <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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well i broke down and emailed my midwife about the lack of movement and she's going to doppler me this morning. i was hoping that having a scheduled time to hear the heartbeat would somehow encourage the baby to move around a bit, but no luck. i bet it'll happen after i hear the heartbeat <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 
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