(Closed) May 2013 Babies Part 2

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Post # 197
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@luli29:  

@iheartnerds:  

I’m like this too. I guess that goes into why my doctor says to eat six small meals a day (although that’s difficult to impossible with my work schedule)…because I get full so fast there’s no way I could handle three normal sized meals!

 

And after a few days of thinking morning sickness was tapering off, it’s back this morning with vengeance. So that sucks, lots of dry heaving. But (TMI alert) last night I finally felt good enough I was actually able to, um, do things, with Darling Husband for the first time in weeks. So that was nice because I’ve been feeling mega-guilty about always being too sick to do anything. He’s been really great and understanding; not bugging me, bringing me whatever I need, doing practically all of the chores, but I guilt trip myself about it.

Post # 198
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Oh, I just feel so great… Not.  A lady who I work with, (doesn’t know I am preggo) comes into my office, and is like, “Are you breaking out?”  I am like, “Yeah”  She is like, “wow, you’re forehead looks like a rash.”   Thanks.  I know what I look like when I leave the house in the morning, you don’t need to remind me, my forehead is broken out, but thanks.  I am so emotional, I had to go to the bathroom and cry.  I just don’t get some people, like why do they think they have the right to say anything to people, I would never.

Post # 199
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@Lovemyfuturehub:  Hopefully when she does find out you’re preggo, she’ll eat crow for saying that to you.  People are SO brazen lately.

Like I’ve  noticed the way people look at my friend who is due next month… like she’s a circus freak or something… have people never seen a pregnant lady before?? What the heck??!! 

I can’t WAIT for all the commentaries and stares. Good lord.

Post # 200
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@Mrs.GtoBe:  Yeah, it’s just hard you know, because obviously it’s hard for me to have to deal with it without people commenting on it.  

 

I feel bad for your friend, I think people have nothing better to do with their lives.  Maybe when this happens to me, i’ll be like, “Take a picture, it last longer!”  Who know’s if I am hormonal enough : )   LOL

Post # 201
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

How far along? 8 weeks, 6 days

Gender:  no idea

Total weight gain: 1 lb as of last Thursday, maybe a couple more after this weekend, lol

Maternity clothes? I had to replace my sportsbras. I also bought a couple empire-waist style tops that I think I’ll be able to wear until I’m pretty far along, but they’re not marked as maternity. I bought some flat foot boots that I’ll be able to wear when I want to wear boots but can no longer handle a heel. I say all that counts as maternity shopping! I’m hoping to get pass-me-downs from a few people I have in mind–two who are due in December, and one who just had twins.

Stretch marks? No

Belly button? Innie

Sleep: I’ve been napping more often lately, 2-3 afternoons/evenings a week

Best moment this week (so far): Telling my best friend from high school and my brother about the pregnancy. Also, Darling Husband just got a new job that will really improve our financial picture. He starts in 2 weeks, after 11 months of part-time work without benefits (underemployment).

Worst moment this week (so far): At a baby shower for a cousin, my aunt called me out in a large group to ask when I’m going to have a baby. So obnoxious. I’m not telling until Thanksgiving, so I had to pretend I’m not prego and that I have no plans anytime soon.

Miss Anything? alcohol, sushi

Cravings: graham crackers, ginger ale

Movement: No

Classes? Not yet

Nursery progress? ha no. The baby doesn’t get a nursery anyway, just a corner of our bedroom. We have a spare bedroom that will eventually belong to him/her, but I want to hang on to my office space as long as possible, and also use that extra bed for visitors who come to see the baby.

Names picked? We have a girl name (named after both my parents) but are really having trouble with a boy name. We like family names, but the boy names in our families are boring.

Struggles? None really. This is easy

Most worried about? defending my  choices and preferences to people who are going to feel entitled to an opinion. I am not interested in so much of “mommy culture”–I find it cloyingly sentimental, infantilizing, and boring. But I know if I complain about it people will ask, “well, why are you having a baby then?” Umm, because they aren’t babies forever, thankfully, and because I think it’s possible to have a baby without participating in all the BS our culture attaches to it.

Most excited about:  Telling everyone at Thanksgiving!

Post # 202
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@Wonderstruck:  Woohoo! Not sure if it’s weird to cheer at your Too Much Information section lol, but I totally relate! Darling Husband and I haven’t “done anything” in weeks either and I feel awful! ๐Ÿ™ I’ve just been feeling miserable constantly what with the morning sickness. There have been a few occasional times when I’ll be feeling better but when that occurs ‘getting busy’ is a bit low on the priority list, generally I just want to enjoy the moment before it passes. My hubbie is the same as yours though, hasn’t pressured at all, has been picking up my chores etc. He’s be so great and I’m feeling mega guilty, but in the last 2 weeks it just hasn’t been on my mind at all…blah! I can’t wait to feel better soon and be able to share some “love” with Darling Husband lol, cause he’s been so awesome! ๐Ÿ™

Post # 203
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2006

@HopefulPanda:  Same. I actually brought it up and apologized on Friday night. I wanted to make sure he knows it’s not because I’m not interested or that I think sex while pregnant is gross/bad or something. I totally plan on getting back to it, just not when I feel like garbage. He totally understands and it doesn’t seem to bother him. He’s also a saint.

Post # 204
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Darling Husband and I “did things” twice while we were away for our anniversary – I’m proud of us! In general, though, it hasn’t been happening much lately. I feel like a cow most of the time so it’s hard to get in the mood.

On a different topic, I finally had my first appointment today. It was just with a nurse to go over medical history and what to expect in the coming months. She was really nice and made me feel at ease, and I now have an appointment to see an OB this Thursday!

Post # 205
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Hi ladies!!! I’m back from Kauai vaca! Now a little rambling musings re everyone’s posts the last week:

 

Trip was tough!!! The further into the 1st trimester i go, the more i’m throwing up. I was throwing up 2-3 times daily – puts a damper on the vaca a bit.  We had to cancel our boat snorkling trip since the helicopter excursion killed me (seriously, i thought i’d loose a lung…and then i was out of commission for part of the day).  But fortunately – we were are the perfect hotel to relax and just tan by the pool.  Hubs was super supportive (Even raided the minimart store one night for random food to make me feel better).  Nothing is appealing to me to eat.  I’ve been eating way too many carbs since they make me feel better (if for a bit).  I loved reading everyones posts (yay email notifications), so i felt better about all the puking and knew i wasn’t alone :). 

Fortunately, thanks to the help of what i call porn books (think 50shades like), and plenty of down time, plenty of “fun” time was to be had!

Best part – i totally played the pregnancy card with everything i could.  I never felt bad or superstitious about telling strangers that i was pregnant because hey – i’ll never see these people again so nothing to worry about.    

 

Meanwhile, I got to work today – and one attorney in my office (we’re very much a small family there) is calling me out on being pregnant – he’s convinced despite me arguing otherwise.  This guy notices everything!!! As in, one of the attorney’s wear her makeup differently – he notices it.  Not sure i’ll be able to lie for 2 more weeks since now everyone in the office thinks i’m preggers.  oy……at least i know they all care.

 

As for random advice part –  not getting any of that, but my mom is being super paranoid/worried – everything is bad – hiking is bad, exercise is bad, helicopter was a bad idea, etc etc.  It’s a little much, but i get it.   

 

10w2d today – ready to stop puking now ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Post # 206
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Anybody had to deal with any spotting episodes? I’m 7w4d and started spotting (brown) last night. I put in a call to my OB and he said that it’s probably normal, and brown is the best kind to have. I don’t have any pain or cramps to accompany it.  It is only when I wipe, and Too Much Information it’s more like a brown slimy discharge than dry spotting… He did put me on modified bed rest for 2-3 days until it hopefully tapers off and goes away. I woke up this morning and it seems to be heavier but still brown, and I’m pretty much freaking out. He said I didn’t have to come in unless it turned pink or red, and since I have my ultrasound already scheduled for Monday, he’s hoping I can hold out until then. Any words of advice/encouragement/support? ๐Ÿ™

Post # 207
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@MrsMaine:  I had some brown discharge the other day, and have been getting it on and off, I guess since.  I am not sure what it means, but I think it is normal.  Don’t worry too much, I know it is easier said then done, but try not to think about it.  Just go on bedrest, watch some girley movies or tv, and have yourself a good time!

Post # 208
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@MrsMaine:  I haven’t experienced that,  can imagine it would be scary, but I have heard of it happening – basically it’s implantation bleeding (which is totally normal!) but since at this point that bleeding began a while ago, by the time it worked it’s way out of your body it’s brown instead of red. And everyone I know who experienced it (and most of the women in the google search I just did just to make sure my info was accurate) had a normal, healthy pregnancy. I’d try not to worry too much – if it was a problem your doctor would want to see you right away. It’ll be alright, I know it’s hard not to stress but stress isn’t good for you or the baby! 

Post # 209
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010 - Catholic Church & The Engine Room at Georgetown Studios

@MrsMaine:  I had some spotting that contained “tissue” a couple weeks ago- It was dark brown with some bits of red bleeding mixed in. I went to the ER because of the tissue and the ER doc said I was miscarrying.  He was full of sh1t. They did an ultrasound and baby was there with a strong heartbeat.  I was on bedrest for 4 days. They wanted me to go 3 days without spotting.  My midwife assured me that there are lots of reason why you might spot in the first trimester and also reasons why you might see a bit of tissue too.  The most common is that the cervix gets bruised (sex or internal ultrasound, or internal exam) and bleeds a little bit.  Also sometimes a piece of your placenta will seperate from the uterine wall and slough off a bit of tissue. I know it is hard to do but try not to worry too much- it all sounds very normal.

Post # 210
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

How can I be staring and nauseous at the same time! This pregnancy is kicking my butt today. I just had a big bowl of spaghetti and meat sauce for lunch and a want to barf and eat a second bowl right now. I’m exhausted all the time and I’m in a fight with the husband right now that is weighing on me.

I told him we needed to reconsider going to his mom’s for Christmas this year (and instead do something local). The trip was going to cost us $1500 – $2000. At first he was okay with it, but now is taking offense because I have never been to his hometown, and we are going to my parent’s for Thanksgiving. But his mom only moved back to his hometown three years ago, and last year we paid to fly out his mom and sister’s for christmas at our place. We’ve been spending a lot of money lately and while we could afford this trip, I feel like its needlessly expensive. We have a baby coming and need to replace my car. I feel like I’m going to lose this battle though. Sigh. 

Post # 211
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2006

Ladies, where are we with taking baths? I have been so paranoid about making a bath too hot and causing neural tube defects that I haven’t had a proper soak in over two months. I AM GOING CRAZY. That is literally the only thing I want to do when I get home.

Are you taking baths? How do you manage the temp?

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