Post # 1
Just wondering how many Bees managed to avoid detection by the Pregnancy Symptoms Monster? Every day I wake and am grateful that I haven’t had morning sickness. Ever. I don’t have stretch marks at all (from pregnancy, hehe). I don’t have swelling hands or feet. I don’t have the dreaded mask of pregnancy. My hair isn’t too oily, neither is my skin. I still don’t see my linea negra, and my OB think I may never. Because of my height and build, I didn’t have a bump until 24 weeks and it wasn’t really big until 29 weeks. Aside from three or four incidents (chronicled elsewhere on WB) I haven’t really even had the crazy “pregnancy anger” either. And while I’m a complete control freak, I feel like I have my nesting instinct under control for the moment. I basically am singing a HALELUJIA!! from the top on my lungs!!
Have any of you avoided one symptom or another that you’re really grateful for?
Post # 3
WOW! Sapphire, you are one lucky mama!
I was able to avoid morning sickness throughout the entire pregnancy (Yay me!). In comparison to other preggie woman, I have been able to avoid problems. I was actually told by a prev. preggie woman that I am one happy preggie woman. That is really all I can ever ask for.
Of course I didn’t get away from it all but what I have gone through is so minute which makes me really grateful!
Post # 4
WOW! I hope I can be so lucky! I’m dreading morning sickness the most. I hate the feeling of naseau.
Post # 5
I think pregnancy just agrees with some people better than others 🙂 My mom hated being prego but my aunt always says she felt awesome pregnant and loved it!
Post # 6
MightySapphire – how far along are you? and do you know what gender you’re having? i’m going to go out on a limb and say boy :]
i had 3.5 months of sickies. and not just morning. all day. especially at night. no fun.
Post # 7
Wow!!! I can only hope that I have a similar pregnancy as you when it comes my turn! What an awesome pregnancy!!!!
Post # 8
@BOP: I’m 32+4 and I’m having a girl. 🙂 Sevenish more weeks!
My mom said she never got morning sickness either, so I’m thinking maybe it’s genetic? She also never got stretch marks. Maybe I should be thanking my mom instead, LOL!
Post # 9
I don’t want to bring you down… 🙂 But my baby book says if you are light-skinned, you have a 90% chance of getting stretch marks. Apparently there’s a significant number of women who don’t get stretch marks until AFTER they give birth. It does sound like you’ve been really lucky, MightySapphire! I hope it holds out for you!
I feel like I’ve been pretty lucky this pregnancy. Besides like 4 months of bad morning sickness, I haven’t experienced anything I couldn’t handle. And (again besides the morning sickness) I haven’t had any medical problems. So I think that’s pretty good!
Post # 10
Are you having a boy ? Do you know? With my forst pregnancy I had ALLLLLL the symptoms and was completely miserable. I actually lost 14 pounds from morning sickness. This was my daughter. Then with my 2nd, I had nothing. and it was a boy. I have heard wives tales about girls stealing your beauty, lol, and making you miserable….but I figured i would throw this out because it actually happened to be true in my case 🙂
Post # 11
You’re one lucky momma! I had horrible morning sickness, I wasn’t necessarily puking all the time, but I constantly felt like I was about to until I was around 16 weeks… and for those of you saying it’s a girl thing, it’s not, I’m having a boy 🙂 I still get a little bit nauseous in the mornings before I eat. It’s one of those things I’m not going to miss. No stretch marks yet either, but I’ve heard from a few moms that those can show up after the baby’s born, like Spring said.
Post # 12
With my oldest daughter, I had horroble morning sickness for seven months. It was so awful. I was also And I didn’t get any stretch marks. Until after my due date. And then they showed up. F**kers.
With my youngest daughter, I had really bad morning sickness and was so tired and got the stupid splotches of dark on my face and I was super super emotional, but I don’t think I got any more stretch marks with her. My nesting was crzy too. I tore every baseboard off the wall in our house and scrubbed walls and floors, etc. I also went on a paper shredding frenzy.
With this pregnancy, I’ve been a little nauseous and very tired, but otherwise I’ve been feeling okay! I’m hoping to escape some the ickiness of my past pregancies this time!
Post # 13
My mom never had morning sickness, and neither did I, really… at least not the traditional puking type. I felt sick every morning from about 4 to 14 weeks, but never badly enough to puke.
I didn’t get any stretch marks on my boobs until I started breastfeeding, and the tummy ones stayed away until 38 weeks. Now I am totally tiger-striped. 🙂
Never had the hands/feet swelling… didn’t gain weight anywhere but my belly and my butt until again, about 38 weeks, when my face started to get a little chunky. I had a pretty small belly until 40 weeks (I was induced at 42), and went apartment shopping with my SIL at 39 weeks… people asked me when I was due, I told them, “Oh, any day now!” and they were shocked, thinking I was six months or so!
Oh yeah, and my acne went away during pregnancy. 😛
Post # 14
My mama said she had no morning sickness, no stretch marks, and was back in a bathing suit within 6 weeks after all three births (all girls)!! Let’s hope these genes were passed onto me!!!
Post # 15
I didn’t get horrible sickness either. Only a couple small stretch marks on my sides that aren’t noticable (got them on my boobs though!), got a faint dark line down my belly, my button stayed in. I got really bloated in the end though!
Post # 16
I can’t say that I avoided symptoms… but nothing has been so horrible that I can’t handle it, and by and large I feel pretty well.
Someone told me early on that you will never be as pregnant as you are in the first trimester, and I found that to be absolutely true. I never again want to visit those weird, wild weeks! At 33 weeks, though, I’m feeling pretty good (though fat).