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How's everyone feeling? Personally, I've finally admitted to myself that I feel like sh#t most of the time. I'm trying really really hard to enjoy this pregnancy, but it's hard when you have zero energy, nausea, heartburn, constipation, round ligament pain, awful achy hip joints.... My other two pgs were a lot easier than this one. I guess aging doesn't help your body deal with all of this.<br><br>
Thanksgiving this week! I love Thanksgiving, even when I do almost all of the cooking and serving and cleaning up. I've been working my butt off for a week already. Maybe my feet will swell up like balloons again at dinner, like they did when last time I was pg, and I won't have to clean anytining up after we eat. That would be something to be thanful for!:LOL We are actually having less guests this year, though. There's only 11 of us this year - last year there were 15!
 

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We host Thanksgiving, too. Twelve people total, but somehow my mom & I ended up with the lion's share of the cooking. Luckily she & my dad are coming a day early (tomorrow) so that gives me some help in the kitchen, and Gillian someone to play with. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> I'm very adamant - without saying anything - that those who cook, do not clean up. It's worked so far!<br><br>
I'm feeling all right. I still have days where I'm just not hungry, but for the most part I'm eating more normally at last. This little one seems to have already settled into one position - I don't remember dd doing that quite so early! Oh well, it does at least seem to be head down, so if it decides to stay this way for the duration, we'll be all right.
 

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Mmmmmmmmmmm, Thanksgiving food...we are having no one over and are going nowhere (dh needs to work this weekend and we have no family in state), yet I still insist on cooking enough foor for 10 people; I just can't imagine one of my family's traditional dishes missing!<br><br>
Feeling-wise - I have a cold that's settled into my chest AND I hurt my hip/back/butt muscle on an ELIPTICAL machine (aren't they supposed to be all "non-impact"?) so that's really annoying. I guess that relaxin is kicking in these days. Also, I am always hungry, but can't bear the thought of preparing more than one meal per day, so am constantly snacking. Even though it's all healthy food (except for some Doritos last week) I still feel guilty, like I should be a gourmet chef right now since I'm preg?<br><br>
Anywho, at least I'll have leftovers galore after Thurs!
 

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Hey everybody!<br>
Sorry I am not around much. I just can't seem to sit still very long anymore!<br><br>
I am doing good, 23 weeks today and just can't believe its going by so fast. I feel great, would feel better f my &*^&%$% replacement bed would actually get here. Sleep Comfort customer service people SUCK, nuff said. I have been on the floor on a freaking air mattress for a month and its really catching up to my body. Bleh. Wow mini rant lol<br><br>
Other than the aches from the air mattress lol I am feeling pretty darn good. Just got over the flu which did suck but thankfully only lasted a week. i am trying to make a point of eating better. I really slacked off on my nutrition the last few weeks and I can definetly feel it. Water is making me gag again *sigh* I just need to suck it up and go buy my bulk RRL tea and drink that everyday.<br><br>
This baby is a regular ol Mexican jumping bean. hiccups really suck as this babe loves to lay really low so everyime she gets hiccups i feel them all thru my cervix and bottom, really uncomfy if i am sitting down lol The kicks have gotten really strong too and when she is being a ral bugger she will push all the way down on my uterus maing it stretch and get real tight almost like a BH but you can tell its her back.<br><br>
Still going back and forth on having a mw here for the birth or not. I met the second mw in the practice and instantly felt a connection with her. If i were to have someone here I know its her I want, but there is that deep down part of me that wants to UC again. Its a pretty big struggle wanting the female touch and atention I would get with this mw and wanting to do it on my own. I know i can do it either way and i am sure I will be happy either way. It will probably be one of those decisions I make in labor, just like naming the baby after its born <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"><br><br>
How is everyone else doing? I feel lost as to what everyone is up to since i don't hang out muc haround here. I really should make it a point o visit more often <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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My DP is nearly going blue in the face trying to talk me into a UC this time. But I am so scared, we had a failed UC last time. So I have a midwife who lives 7 miles away and I have decicded that when I go in labor I will decided what I want to do- call her or call her after the baby. I dont have a problem doing a UC this time, but I will not do one if I dont have someone to call. I think for me just knowing that I have someone to call and ask if they will come check me then leave, makes me feel so much better.<br><br>
So I have told DP that I plan on just calling her if I feel like I need her her, if I dont feel like it we will call her after the baby is born and she can come over and make sure everything is fine.
 

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I'm not comfortable with a UC even though i have had 3 great homebirths.I just like the security of a midwife.Don't do it if you are not comfortable because the last thing you need is to feel uncomfortable at your own birthing.<br><br>
Wow i am feeling so heavy.Every day i am swollen.Very swollen.My blood pressure is fine it is just what happens to me.And i've gained too much weight.Taking care of 3 rambunctious children and one husband who is never home does not help.<br><br>
We need to set up more belly shots.I want to see how everyone looks!Next week i will be entering the third trimester!Is that possible already?
 

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Did everyone (here in the US, at least) survive Thanksgiving? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"><br><br>
The ILs were/are as bizarre as they ever are... but there is at least lots of food in my refrigerator. MIL took the opportunity to share with dh (where I could hear) that she's 'praying for a girl' so that we won't have a boy named Sirius. *sigh* It wasn't so much what she said, you know, but the way she said it. Of course, it wasn't very bright of her - by her telling dh that, she practically <i>guarantees</i> that dh won't want to use any other name for boy.<br><br>
My mom, dad, and cousin stayed overnight last night (my mom had agreed to babysit my cousin and she and dd get along - yes, my cousin's only five! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> ) so tonight's the first time I've had to myself in quite awhile.<br><br>
Baby is more active today - yesterday s/he was pretty quiet. Probably overwhelmed with everything I was up to, not to mention the food. This past month has flown - I can't believe I go back to the midwife on Tuesday!
 

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Up until today I have been feeling really good. My stomach and head don't feel too great today. Hopefully I am not getting a bug.<br>
I am having just a bit of swelling. I stayed off my feet today and hope to avoid much more swelling. After not being able to eat for so long I am now eating too much and need to keep an eye on that. It is tough though when I have to consume soooooo much protein. More excercise needed here!<br>
This one is also low and I get the pain in my cervix sometimes. It kinda scares me. I keep telling this one to come up a bit and hang in there. Don't make me think anything is trying to poke its way out yet!
 

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I am feeling pretty good except being exhausted all the time! And feeling huge and awkward. The baby seems to be just fine, we had a level 2 u/s b/c he initially showed a couple cysts in his brain but they are gone now and they said he could be "a model baby in an u/s video". Completely normal, so that's a huge relief. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"> It is more exciting this time around b/c my dd is old enough to be excited about it herself, every night when I read to her before bed she has her hand on my stomach "to see if the baby is sleeping or kicking".
 

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This morning when i woke up i was feeling the shape of the baby in my belly(which i do every morning) and her butt was way up in my ribs!Her whole back was rounded on my right side and her head was down below my belly button.This kid must be huge to stretch my uterus that far already.That explains why my ribs were hurting me so badly last night.<br><br>
Just had to share that~
 

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This is my first pregnancy, and I was just wondering how all you mommies could tell so easily which way your baby is laying. I can feel lumps, but I have only once been able to tell if the lump I am feeling is a head or a bottom or what. Are there any pointers you could give me.<br><br>
I have been feeling pretty good, though I can tell the baby is getting bigger, my tummy is beginning to pull on my back. I feel good when I am off of work because I don't have to wear a bra, but that is not possible at work, so I get this awful cramp and knot in my back. If only I could go braless at work!!!!<br><br>
I love feeling him move all the time now though, that is such an awesome feeling. I told Bryce I think my real calling in life was just to be a pregnant mommy, but I could be jinxing myself my saying that this soon, couldn't I? After all I have the last trimester and the birth experience to go through. So far, this pregnancy has been just like being in a dream, and feeling my little Logan wiggle around inside me is so great.<br><br>
I am getting sick of people asking me what I am decorating the nursery in. I could never even think about decorating a room he's not even going to be in. Then I get the "look" with a question like how long am I going to keep him in our room, and sometimes a comment like "after a few sleepless nights you'll get tired of a crying baby at your bedside." I hate that. I have never been a mother before and I refuse to set some sort of SCHEDULE for my baby and I for that matter to follow based on someone else's idea of what SHOULD happen and when.<br><br>
Anyway. people annoy me when they act like that. Enough of my soapbox, had to get it out.<br><br>
Also, we should post more belly pics!!!! I loved looking at the others in the thread a while back. All our cute mama bellies!!!
 

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Hello everyone!<br><br>
Feeling pretty good still. However, after reading that long post under pregnancy and birth about what no one tells you about being pregnant and after the baby--- I am kind of getting scared.<br><br>
Today at work a few people said "wow you're pregnant, I didn't even notice last week!" Yes, the belly just really decided to stick out as of two days ago. My dh totally freaked out and said "wow, my baby is metamorphosing before my very eyes." My breasts now almost rest on my belly which is VERY ODD.<br><br>
For Thanksgiving we went to a party b/c we didn't really have a family event to attend. There were all of these hot interesting singles and couples mingling in chic outfits drinking red wine and there I was the pregnant totally sober one yawning at 10:30. I felt a bit pollyanna. I mean there is nothing "hot" about being pregnant. You have no choice but to be sweet and motherly looking. Dam* it what if I want to be a rebel!!! no chance. I mean I even tortured myself with pantyhose and super high heeled boots. Alas, not even a wink from one of the older guys. Sigh I am just not used to looking like a big egg.<br><br>
I sound so negative and vain compared you other ladies who love your round bellies. I think I'm just feeling a little blue and wondering what the heck I'm going to do with this kid when he/she comes yikes?!!
 

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Do not UC if you are not comfortable with it! If you are in labor and decide, hey I WANT to uc, then go for it but unless you get that secure faith in yourself and the ability to UC by all means call your mw <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
I persnally am comfortable with UC and loved my last one. Its just the environment here that makes my DH very wary when it comes to his job. But it is nice knowing that I can have the female companionship and support, something I didn't have last time. And while DH is great, he just wasn't exactly the right kind of support I needed.
 

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I'm here, getting huger by the day. I was really huge with DS and was hoping not to get so big this time, mostly because having a big baby made it hard for me to carry him physically for very long. So I was hoping for a peteite little thing this time, but it's not looking that way! I have a hard time believing I've got nearly 4 more months to go.<br>
It's definitely harder than the first time, my body is just not what it was and I'm having all sorts of back pain. Seeing the chiropractor today.<br>
But I love feelig the little bean bouncing around constantly and seeing DS "massaging" him/her and talking to him/her.<br><br>
I'm very bummed though that I haven't seen a midife since October, and wont until 28 weeks. It seems crazy, but I guess that's what you get from free healthcare, and they say they don't worry so much with second pregnancies. It's wierd because I haven't met many of the midwives and have no idea who will be at the birth. It's pushing me to ask my friend who just qualified as a doula to work with us. I wasn't sure but it's odd to have so little involvement from the m/w's. How often is everyone else seeing them?<br><br>
New momma, I highly recommend not talking to people about your planned parenting practices unless you know they'll be supportive. People will give you so much shit over the silliest things, and they're all such personal decisions. I felt pretty clear about the not following a schedule thing, then when Ds was a couple of weeks old and had bad colic I was desparate and my FIL (a pediatrician) prescribed schedule feeding. I lost all my own instincts and tried it out and it was SO wrong, and stressed me out completely.<br>
Hold onto what you know is right for you. Your glowing happy child will be all the justification you need!
 

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What's with the free healthcare? Where are you? We get free healthcare (if you don't count taxes <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll"> ) but I still see my midwife exactly the same as I did the first time, and i think it's the same schedule as if you see a Dr/OB. That's the main reason I like m/w's - you spend so much more time with them than the dr that MIGHT deliver you baby.<br><br>
Physically, I'm OK except for the excruciating hip/pelvis pain I get periodically on the right side. Makes it impossible to sleep, walk, get up off the floor... but just when I think I can't stand it another day, it goes away. Magic! And I'm very tired - not enough sleep and a two year old boy with the energy of a nuclear bomb (and the destructive capabilities!)<br><br>
Emptionally I'm a wreck. My home situation is sucky but hopefully will be resolved one way or another before too long. This is the first time I've been told that being a strong independant woman is a BAD thing and I don't like it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">:<br><br>
Baby is kicking up a storm though and I love it! I can even see my belly move now. If I weren't so tired and sore I'd be totally enjoying it!
 

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Tomomma, I'm in England with the National Health Service. In the area I'm in you don't see an OB at all, unless there's complications, and the birth is completely midwife led, no Dr's involved. Which is all fine by me. Maybe because we're planning a homebirth I care more about who ends up being at the birth and it's wierd to have no clue at this point.<br><br>
Who the heck is telling you it's bad to be a strong independent woman??? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">:
 
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