Yep I'm Lost!

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I know how you feel. Some books you may find helpful are the Mayo Clinical pregnancy book, The girlfriends guide to pregnancy (funny, but I have never heard anyone say it was their sole source of information), and Jenny McCarthy’s Belly Laughs. I never got What to Expect because I heard it was a bunch of worst case scenarios and I’m already nervous enough.

If you feel you need to review your diet, you this app to find one in your area, I think you can narrow the search to find one that specializes in pregnancy or women’s issues: http://www.eatright.org/programs/rdfinder/

I also like http://www.americanpregnancy.org for basic information that I feel comfortable assuming is accurate and http://www.acog.org/For_Patients (I’m a big fan of associations, they tend to be conservative and focus on science as opposed to what is trendy).

Hope that helps, and congratulaions!

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island

I just started reading “The Girlfriends’ Guide to Pregnancy” by Vicki Lovine and it is AMAZING! Super informative and funny and just a great book all around.  Take a deep breath.  You’ll definitely get excited once the shock wears off.  Congratulations!!!!  Now just eat healthy, drink plenty of water, take some vitamins, and treat yourself well.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@Christy42213:  I second this book suggestion! I have bought quite a few pregnancy books and so far “The Girlfriends Guide to Pregnancy” has been my favourite. I was literally laughing out loud.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I’m in the same boat you are. I’ll be five weeks tomorrow and had my first doctor’s appointment yesterday to confirm the pregnancy. I asked him the same question – what do I do know?? He said you wait. That right now, there’s not much TO do. Hang out. Enjoy it. Try not to think of the bad things and keep smiling. THats  it 🙂

Post # 9
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Sugar bee

@megz06:  those first weeks are the toughest! I did lots of reading but mostly stuck to WTE. I also obsessed over the nursery. Now I’m 18 weeks and I mostly go about my daily life! Things will calm down! Congratulations!!! Such an exciting time :)))

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I don’t have any book suggestions but I wanted to mention that there are safe blood pressure meds to use during pregnancy. If you have hypertension, please keep an eye on it and talk to your doctor if it creeps up. I was on Aldomet (methyldopa) during my entire pregnancy and my baby turned out healthy and perfect.

Post # 11
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@megz06:  Have you picked out a nickname yet?  Bean, gummy bear, sprout, babe, etc…  It helps you bond and makes it more real.

I hope you are on prenatal vitamins but I am going to defer to your doctor since you have high BP and I am sure they covered prenatals with you.  If not, cover that ASAP!

Book for Dads: Be Prepared by Greenberg.  http://www.amazon.com/dp/0743251547

 

A mommy journal: The Belly Book: A Nine-Month Journal for You and Your Growing Belly

 

Plan the nursery!  I am so excited about this part of the process and I will even do a gender neutral nursery so I can start collecting and decorating ASAP.

Don’t know why it got so big?

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Congrats on your pregnancy!

Have you thought about how and when you’ll tell your family?

Oh, picking out a nick name as @beachbride1216: said sounds like fun! I thought I was pregnant a couple of years ago during the time I was reading Pride and Prejudice so I called my belly Fitzwilliam, as in Fitzwilliam Darcy. My husband hated that. lol

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@megz06:  I felt the same way as you when I found out I was pregnant.  That didn’t stop me from waiting until I was 6 months to buy WTE.  LOL!  I don’t know what took me so long!  It wasn’t so bad because I downloaded their app and also signed up for their daily email and felt pretty informed by those.  Baby Center also has a good app.

My friend suggested Belly Laughs:  The Naked Truth About Pregnancy and Childbirth by Jenny McCarthy.  

I haven’t gotten that book (I probably should bc I’m almost 7.5 months!), but I already have a cloth diapering book, WTE, WTE in the First year, and another cute manual style book on how to take care of babies called, The Baby Owner’s Manual by Louis Bogenicht, M.D. and Joe Borgenicht.  Its a REALLY cute and VERY infomrative book that tells you things like how to feed the baby, how to change the baby, how to choose nursery items based on safety, configuring the baby’s sleeping space, how to work sleep patterns and even what temperature the nursery should be.  I have found the this book to be the most helpful and reassuring (this is my first baby).

It’s all so surreal at this point…..just wait until you start to feel the baby move!!  🙂  

Congrats!!

 

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