(Closed) Junebug Mamas Part II

posted 8 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 61
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Due Date: June 26th

Gender: Princess

How you’re feeling: Really good….Just now feeling a little discomfort “down there” when I walk.  I have shortness of breath and cankles!!  But other than that I feel wonderful!

Are you in maternity clothes?  Yes, I decided I’d much rather be comfy then squeeze into my regular clothes.  I can still get away with my leggings or some pants with a belly band, but I prefer maternity pants and shirts.

Weight gain?  About 18lbs!  I was freaking out ’cause the online weight trackers say I should only be at 12-15 but I eat healthy for the most part, I do treat myself every so often but hey I deserve it. 

Post # 62
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@mrsjets:  

 

Ow wow your nursery is going to be gorgeous! Love the dark wood furniture- just beautiful πŸ™‚

Ha I was just clearing out our box room, we are getting carpet this weekend!

Post # 63
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Thanks ladies! I’m excited to see it finished! 

Lol plantains! My Darling Husband loves the extra boobs! You look great and the view is beautiful. 

Post # 63
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Thanks ladies! I’m excited to see it finished! 

Lol plantains! My Darling Husband loves the extra boobs! You look great and the view is beautiful. 

Post # 64
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I just went over to my best friend’s house last night (she has a two year old daughter) to get some hand me downs and came away with an insane wardrobe for LO. No less than 200 outfits, some of them never worn before with a bunch of high end things. I am so thrilled to save a fortune. I pretty much don’t need to buy any clothes whatsoever until the kid is 1. Score!

Post # 65
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@mwitter80:  Mine is really faint but it’s there. It kind of blends in with the stretch marks πŸ™

@mrsjets: You look great!  I love your nursery furniture and the paint colors! Very nice πŸ™‚ We don’t really have a nursery because our third bedroom is in our daylight basement and we don’t feel comfortable having either children down there alone. So our 2 year-old will have to share his bedroom for a bit. We’ll have the baby in our bedroom for the first 3 months in the bassinet.

 

I’ve been so tempted to go look at houses just for the sake of more space. There’s a new development in our area and a certain house with 4 bedrooms + bonus room and den that would be perfect. Then I’d be able to decorate a nursery πŸ˜‰ But the stress would be overwhelming right now. We’ll probably hold off for a year.

@plantains:  You look fantastic! ETA: That’s so nice of your friend–it sounds like you’re set in the clothing department

 

@KatyElle:  I’ve been meaning to ask you (I hope you’re still around on this thread!) which angel care monitor did you like? I’ve seen them priced between $85-350 so I’m just wondering which type is used/liked around here. Also, that little mat that measures movement–does that seem uncomfortable at all for baby?

 

I have a Too Much Information problem…I’ll probably talk with my doctor about it at my next appointment but I wanted to see if anyone else had this problem. For the past few weeks whenever Darling Husband and I have sex, I get abdominal pain during and ask soon as we finish, I get major contractions. They subside after 15 minutes but it’s so terrifying! I know Braxton Hicks are normal at this point but I don’t want to trigger the pain either. 3 more months left without sex + 6 weeks of recovery can’t be great for our relationship. Anyone else? I’ll probably do some research on it today to see if this is normal.

Post # 66
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Great looking nursery!  I’m feeling pretty good, just starting to get bigger, and also getting sciatica pains..anyone else? It’s been awesome, though, because she (yes, it’s a girl!) has been kicking like crazy, and my husband has just recently been able to feel (and see, as of last night!) her kick.  

Post # 67
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

Hey ladies,

I was 24 weeks yesterday and am feeling really depressed, and I cant really explain why, like I know the things that are bothering me but I cant explain why they are haveing such a big effect on me,

I battled with my weight for years untill about 4 years ago when I lost heaps of weight and got really into exercising. fFor the past 4 years i have had a good body (have worked hard for it too)! I kept this weight off untill I got pregnant and well despite all my efforts ie still doing bootcamp 3 days a week, swimming, personal training and going to the gym right up until now, 24 weeks pregnant, despite it being painfull from the round ligament pain i have been experiencing, and being carefull with what I eat I have still gained 10 kg (20+pounds). It just seems really unfair, I know everyone elses pregnancys are different but when I see that people at this stage have gained so much less than me I get depressed.

My best friend and I are drifting, she is totally disinterested in my pregnancy, and seems hell bent (though this is most likely my head playing on my insecurities) on throughing the fact that she is getting thinner and thinner in my face. To top it all off she recently got married and wore an almost identical dress to me, she bought hers a year after my wedding, so she new that it was very similar, I posted about this on another post and didn’t really get the response I was hoping for from some people, which makes me feel even more like I have lost the plot, as heaps of people couldn’t see why i was upset by it.

We leave for a month holiday in Europe tomz, you would think I would be ecstatic, I’m not, and I dont know why. I am worried that it will be ruined by my Darling Husband and I fighting, we have been recently for the following reasons:  

  • Stress – he started studying part time recently on top of his very full time job

 

  • Stress – money – europe trip and new baby

 

  • Stress – I am worried about how my career will be damaged by having a year off for maternity leave, but at the same time I want this year off to have with my child

 

  • His snoring has gotten terrible, and he is falling asleep at 8pm on the couch almost everynight and snores, 

 

  • I am not getting enough sleep, I keep waking to go to the bathroom and when I come back to bed, he is snoring

I haven’t even started the nursery, because we have been saving for Europe, I will start buying things for baby in a month on our return. So i feel stressed about that

I have hardly felt baby move and find this  worrying and even if i am rational and convince myself that baby is fine, I am finding it hard to connect with it as it doesn’t feel like i have a little person in me.

Oh and everynight my whole night is filled with dream after dream after dream they dont stop and they are not always pleasant…..

Argh….what do u think ladies? 

 

Post # 68
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Heatherloveskenny I’m in the same boat as you. Braxton hicks since week 20 – nothing huge just 30 seconds or so during the day. My book says they are normal as soon as 6 weeks in, but they sure feel like I’m losing control of my body and I worry! But yeah, sex is not exactly comfortable afterward… Nothing like a rock hard uterus while you’re trying to sleep and get comfy. Mine only last a minute or two but it gets SO hard! I’m going to talk to my dr too- but I read it’s just your uterus tightening up and that’s what it always does, but now it’s visible. It really takes the fun out of it for sure. My Darling Husband leaves for military duty in 2 weeks and won’t be back until the baby is a month old…but I know what you mean about it not being the best for the relationship! 

As of now I’m 23 weeks, team green, and only in maternity or loose fitting clothing. I’ve gained 20 lbs as of my 20 weeks checkup. Didn’t think it was supposed to be that lb a week until later haha! But I can gain up to 40 and be in the normal range. Baby is kicking lots and lots. I can’t wait until June. I sure don’t love being pregnant – I just want a healthy baby here!

Post # 69
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

@simpleandchic:  The not being able to sleep I think is such a common issue for every pregnant woman at this stage. I am so uncomfortable and every little noise bothers me. I am also having crazy dreams. I haven’t started the nursery either and I’m also stressed about my career. I don’t have any advice really, but I just wanted to let you know that you are not alone. 

I’m surprised you’re not feeling the baby a lot though…have you called your doctor. I feel the baby all day every day. Sometimes that keeps me awake too. 

Post # 70
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@simpleandchic:  Big hug.

 

First of all, I have a feeling that your Europe trip will make a huge difference to how you are feeling. It sounds nuts and all, but try to live in teh moment and just enjoy the heck out of your trip.

I think your worries are all normal things compounded by the hormones. Maybe throw your scale out. If I was exercising half as much as you, I wouldn’t sweat it. You are going to be in such great shape when your LO gets here. Unlike me, I’m certain my muscles will have atriophied by then πŸ™‚ Chin up, it will get better.

Post # 71
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@simpleandchic:  First of all, even if you’re gaining weight while pregnant (which is normal!) it’s probably a lot of water weight, placenta and a growing baby! And I’ve followed your weight loss story on a few different threads–you certainly know how to lose it and maintain so you can whip right back into shape afterward. Your muscles are being used right now, where as mine have camped out on the couch too often πŸ˜‰ I really think your way of losing weight is inspiring and hopefully this junebug thread will continue after we have our babies (or summer momma’s getting into shape) and we can all help each other get to a point where we are comfortable with our bodies again. Sidenote: I really hope I can breastfeed again since it helped me lose a ton of weight last time!

As for your best friend, it hurts when you grow apart but it sounds like you two are at different stages of life and maybe it would be best to take a break from her for awhile. I had to let my best friend go after I became pregnant with my first…she was too self-absorbed to contribute anything positive to the friendship. I read the thread about how she copied your wedding day look and quite honestly, I would have been mad too. I just find it sad that she couldn’t come up with an original look and I’m sure people noticed who went to both weddings but it looks bad on her part.

Money is super stressful during pregnancy…I’m feeling it too. We have to save every penny for the hospital bills since our insurance is ridiculous. I’m feeling movement now at 27 weeks but my doctor said it’s normal to not feel any some days and the kick count doesn’t start until 30 weeks. Anyway I hope you can take some time to do something for yourself or go on a date with your husband! 

I hope you enjoy every second of your vacation–that sounds fabulous!! 

 

How are all the momma’s feeling? Any updates? This thread is so quiet lately!

 

Post # 72
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Hi ladies!

I’m back after a week and a half off the boards whilst touring around Australia with my mum and dad.  It’s been so great having them here…I hate living so far away from them.  We’re heading down to Melbourne tomorrow and then dad flies out from there but mum is here for another 2.5 weeks, which I’m so excited about!

Anyway, it’s great to read everyone’s updates – isn’t it crazy to think that we’re all hitting that double digit mark now in terms of days left to go?  I still find it crazy when I tell people I am nearly six months pregnant!    All is going well on this end though – baby is moving like crazy and I love it.  I had a midwife appt yesterday and all looks good – I’m measuring a bit small but still within normal parameters so nothing to worry about.  I’ve also officially gained 18 lbs, which my midwife is happy with, so guess I will be too, even though I was hoping to keep the total weight gain closer to the 25 lbs mark….looks like that won’t be happening!

I also can finally say I look pregnant!  YAY!  I’m 25 weeks tomorrow so here’s my 24w 6d shot (please excuse the fact that this was taken whilst changing the sheets)

 

ETA:   Augh!  I think my bump is growing backwards!  I generally make a point to not check out my rear end too much in the mirror (I’m a total pear shape) but in seeing this picture, my butt has gotten huge!   I think my butt and my bump are rivaling each other in size…. not cool self, not cool, lol…

Post # 73
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

@Ree723:  You look amazing! Where the heck is the 18lbs hiding! I’m happy to hear that everything is fantastic with your family there. I have 99 days until my due date today! 

I don’t have much going on. Same old stuff. 

 

Post # 74
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@mwitter80:    Thanks so much!  I’m not sure where the 18 lbs is going either but it makes me nervous that I’m going to have a hard time losing it all after the baby arrives.  At least if it were all in the belly, I’d know (hope) it was mostly baby, but clearly that’s not the case!    

Congrats on getting into the double digits!!  I still have a few more days to go until I get to that stage!  

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