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Just wondering what everyone's skin, hair, and nails are doing. My hair is growing faster and thicker, my nails are about the same and I have got dry, dry patches of skin on my face and neck (skin's usually normal).<br><br>
And a stranger told me the other day that I had the glow <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"><br><br><br>
oh yeah, anyone else have the red patches in your T zone area? I do but it's pretty easily disguised by my mineral makeup ( WHEN i wear it).<br><br>
just wondering is all!
 

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My skin is slightly dryer- but I'm generally an easily-overladen combination skin type anyhow, so this is not a bad thing. Lots and lots of face masks are keeping it under control. The hair is growing more and getting frizzy, the nails are phenomenal and the boobs arrive 10 minutes before I do. On the bad side, my stretch marks are turning red, so it can only be a matter of time- but despite a belly wax on Saturday, I'm planning on keeping them firmly hidden. So yes, I'd say this is pretty much glowing.<br><br>
From talking to LOTS of other women in the shop, the redness is very common during pregnancy. Try and find a skin care product with chlorophyll or calamine to calm it, if you can (and if it bothers you.)
 

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bluebottle and flapjack - you two are hilarious. I can't say for sure that I'm outwardly glowing - and I don't know that anyone has ever accused me of it. I also have a slight breakout at the top of my forehead, but not enough that I think anyone else would notice. One peculiar symptom I've had that I believe is related to increased blood flow is that whenever I speak in class my face turns bright burning red - so I guess I'm glowing periodically.
 

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My skin actually seems to look better lately...usually I have periodic breakouts and mild rosacea...haven't had any pimples and it's not as dry (but I think that has more to do with the end of winter-time than anything else).<br>
The only thing I've noticed is that the circles under my eyes seem to be darker.<br><br>
DH says my hair looks thicker but I think it just looks oily-er. My hair is oily anyway: now, by the end of the day, I feel like it could use a second washing. Usually, though, if I brush it more often, it seems to redistribute the oils and doesn't look as bad.
 

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Way oily skin and hair, tons of pimples in my t-zone, but my nails are really long. No one has said I glowed, and I certainly don't feel like I do.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">and the boobs arrive 10 minutes before I do.</div>
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too cute!
 

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My nails are super long, and my hair is growing fast. For some reason I don't have the awful acne I had at this time with ds- hope I skip that this time! No glow that I know of <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
On the boobs front- I'm an AA after weaning ds, and now I'm filling out my C cup bras I wore when I was nursing! So for me I'm huge! I am just wondering when the boob soreness goes away- that is my worst symptom so far- they hurt so bad!!!
 

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I have been told that I have a "glow," too, but truthfully, and not at all because I have issues, I think it's just that increased blood flow makes my cheeks a bit flusheed. This, I believe, people mistake in my case for the radiance of pregnancy. And I'm not positive, but I think the boobs help.<br><br>
I do indeed have a t-zone patch, except it's only the top of the T and it's brown instead of red. I posted a picture of it yesterday, since no one in my family admits to ever having one, and claims they have no idea what one could possibly look like <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll"> . <a href="http://www.geocities.com/treesock/preggie2.html" target="_blank">www.geocities.com/treesock/preggie2.html</a><br><br>
And I have to admit something horrible: I stopped taking my prenatal vitamins for a little while. I really think they were contributing to my nausea, and since I've stopped taking them, my morning sickness has all but disappeared. And maybe because of that, I haven't really noticed amazing hair and nail growth. But I do plan on resuming my swallowing of horse pills in the near future, so perhaps I will achieve my dream of ending this pregnancy with a chin-lenghth bob after all!
 

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I don't think I'm glowing, but my neighbor told me that my face looks pregnant, whatever that means (and this is a person I only met two weeks ago, so he doesn't know what my non-pregnant face looks like). I am just now starting to get some color from the sun (given that the sun has only recently decided to show itself here in Ohio) which definitely gives me more of a healthy look, and helps to hide the blotchiness from first-trimester acne.<br><br>
My nails are growing really fast, but I don't think my hair is growing more quickly than usual. I'm at that terrible grow-out phase where you just hate it and you want to cut it short again (I usually have a pixie cut, so this hair is pretty long for me) but I am really trying to let it grow out so that after the baby is born I can put it in a ponytail. I have very fine hair so if I don't blow dry it every day, it looks limp and stupid. If it doesn't make it in length in the next few months, I'll probably chop it off again just for the sake of convenience. I really envy DH - he just shaves his head!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">And I have to admit something horrible: I stopped taking my prenatal vitamins for a little while. I really think they were contributing to my nausea, and since I've stopped taking them, my morning sickness has all but disappeared.</div>
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I take my prenatals maybe once or twice a week for the same reason but I take my regular non pg vitamins with an extra folic acid on the days that I don't take the prenatals.<br><br>
I know lots of women who don't take prenatals at all and have very healthy babies. Kudos to you for listening to your body! BTW, if your vitamins are synthetic based it may be the reason you are reacting to them.
 

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The first time I was pregnant, my skin cleared up instantly and looked better than ever the whole time. (Usually I'm prone to occasional pimples.) This time the difference doesn't seem quite as dramatic, but it's definitely better than before I got pregnant. My hair is drier (just like last time.) I haven't noticed my hair or nails growing faster. Last time, my hair stopped falling out, but that doesn't seem to be happening yet. I think my breasts might be a little bigger, but I'm still nursing, so they were already bigger than my old pre-pregnancy size.<br><br>
My sister told me I was glowing when she saw me just a day or two after my positive HPT. She said she would have guessed I was pregnant even if she hadn't known. But she did know, so the glow might have been all in her mind.
 

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I glowed the first trimester. Now my skin looks terrible-dry and waxy- and my hair has been like an unmanageable straw pile for the past few days. Some of this might have to do with the begining of the dry California summer, but usually it's not this bad for awhile. My nails seems about the same.<br><br>
I definitely identify with the "boobs get somewhere 10 minutes before I do" remark. I'm considering naming mine so they can introduce themselves while they wait for me to catch up. I'm on my second maternity bra size, and even though my tummy is getting quite pronounced you don't notice it front on because my boobs are bigger. I hope they go back down after I nurse, I used to be a braless girl!<br><br>
My nails seem the same, but I'm breaking them constantly by being clutsy, so it's hard to tell.
 

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People tell me that I have a glow these days! It's very funny to me but I have to admit that I like looking happy. I do really feel great (especially mentally) so maybe that is just shinning through!<br><br>
Or, maybe like the rest of you have noticed, people just like seeing really big boobs! I am convinced my arms look smaller now b/c my chest is (proportionally?) so huge! One joke I have with other preg. friends is that the first perk of being preg. is you get a free and instant breast enlargement!<br><br><br>
BeTheEarth,<br><br>
I think you look great in those pics, even with the t-zone stuff. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"> My pre-natal pills made me sick, too. I started taking them in the evening right after dinner or later with a snack like grapes or crackers. If I take them with food and a tall glass o' H2O, I am not sick at all!
 

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That SO sucks, doesn't it? My skin has finally seemed to calm down a bit which is a big relief. Plus I have a bit of a tan now, which helps to make me more even-toned. A friend last night said, "aw, you are such a cute pregnant girl, and you're glowing!" That was fun. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 

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Awww, what your friend said was sweet. I just feel fat and gross and zitty <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/bag.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Bag">: <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/mecry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="crying">
 
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