(Closed) May Babies Part 2

posted 7 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Thanks! I wasn’t having any issues yet, but I was getting tired of having to click on the page number to see what folks were up to. This pregnant lady is lady today.

And full. It’s our work holiday party and everyone brought in delicious snacks (caramel brownies!). Which means I’ll probably weigh in at an extra pound during my OB visit today.

ETA: Here’s a link to the old post if people need a refresher after it falls off the first page http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/may-babies

Post # 4
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Newbee

Hey ladies!  This May Babies has been so great, I love following along with everyone around the same due date.  We are about half way there!

I am 18 weeks tomorrow.  My last OB check up was good and we have the anatomy scan right after Christmas, even though we know it’s a girl from the CVS, I am excited to see her close up again and to make sure everything looks good.  

I just started getting hungry again.  I haven’t gained more than a few pounds over my pre-pregnancy weight, although  lost a few lbs in the first trimester from just not being hungry.  So I am still in my normal work clothes, but my Dr. warned that starting around 18 -20 weeks is when most women will start gainng more steadily.  So I might hit Target for some maternity work pants and invest in one great pair of maternity jeans soon. I have not felt the baby move yet but hope it happens soon since it must be comforting to feel it move finally.  

I think after the holidays we will start focusing on the nursery.  We made an appointment with the neighborhood pediatrian to get to know the practice, but that is about all the advance planning we have done so far.     

When are you all registering?  Having a baby shower?  Decorating the nursery? 

 

   

 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I may have felt the baby for the first time last night. Or, it may have been that I ate almost an entire Pizza Hut pizza. But, I think it was the baby. Just for a few seconds it felt like a few kernals of popcorn popping 🙂

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Well, I am still battling a cold, which really sucks, I might call in sick to work tomorrow, although I am not super sick (just nasal congestion, sore throat, body aches, and slightly elevated temperature). I just hate the idea of potentially exposing the babies at work if I am coming down with something. This weekend we are heading to my hometown for some more Christmas shopping, we will probably wrap it all up over the weekend. We just have our parents, each other, and 1 grandma left, so not too much! I am really enjoying looking pregnant lately, it feels good that even a stranger can tell now (a waitress mentioned it today when I went out for lunch!).

@shortcake15: I got the cutest pair of maternity jeans from motherhood maternity! I have gotten so many compliments on them, and my sister said she wanted to buy a pair to put away for her future pregnancy. Maternity pants are the comfiest things ever – you will love them (I had to switch at 10 weeks, even though I was losing weight and I don’t even want to go back)!

@magilnyc: YAY! That definitely sounds like baby movements!

@Goldilocks1107: I mentioned ont eh spring babies thread, but I am so jealous of the Gap sale in the US, we can’t use the discount in Canada, and I so wish I could take advantage and order some clothes at 40% off, plus it was $80 for shipping/duty/taxes so really not worth it for me 🙁

@winniewolf: That’s exciting that you might get the weekend free. I get neurotic between appointments as well, and I always assess myself between appointments (check my Bridal Party, measure my fundal height, and borrow the doppler from LDR and check the heart rate). It is the good/bad thing about being a nurse – you have the skills to check all these things out (LOL). I am like you ahev was out of my pre-pregnancy jeans at 10 weeks, I coudln’t do my pants up at all from then on, and my belly never really got small enough to get back into my regular pants. Even my regular (drawstring) scrub pants are getting too tight, so I am in maternity pants, even in scrubs.

@PasteMoo: I would be so upset at my clinic if it pulled the crap yours did as well! I hope that your husband doesn’t end up being a carrier (although, I know Canadians don’t get routinely tested for Tay Sachs carrier status – I didn’t). I would be looking for a referral to get out of there as well. It is so important to trust your caregivers!

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@Ms Mini: I know. I am so frustrated with them. Whatever, my husband is getting tested at a different place and they say they can get results in 1 weeks (not the 5.5 weeks my clinic took to get mine).

I hope your cold gets better!

 

@cvbee: Glad you didn’t lose anything. LOL.  I had a good brain day, too.

 

I also had no clue we migrated. Oops! Hi ladies!

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Yesterday’s 16 week OB appointment went well, But I gained 8 lbs from my last appointment. And am up 12 lbs from my guesstimated pre-pregnancy weight. Guess it’s time to look closer at what I’m putting into my body. Fruits, veggies – good. Brownies, cookies – bad.

And I’m going to see if they can look up my pre-pregnancy weight that was documented at my annual exam in June. I gave them a guess at to where I was at, which is probably low because I was going off my morning pre-baby weight (naked and hungry) not my doctors visit weight (clothed and fed). I think I’ll feel better if I just have them use whatever my weight is that they record (and use my own morning weight to keep track on a weekly basis).

I’m definitely having a hard time with this whole weight gain thing. I know it’s supposed to happen, and it’s good that it does. But it’s still really hard to see that scale number go higher and higher. I’m officially at the heaviest I’ve ever been. Ugh.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

@Goldilocks1107: Is 12 pounds at 16 weeks bad? I am up 10 pounds as of yesterday (15 weeks 3 days), and I don’t feel any bigger anywhere than my belly. And there is no way that I gained 10 extra pounds in my belly alone! So I think it must be water weight? Or maybe I just can’t tell cause I see myself everyday? Not sure but I am not really worried about it

Post # 11
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Newbee

I have been doing a lot of research into cloth diapering.  DH and I are both totally committed, but I don’t know anyone else personally that has done it and some of my friends think I am crazy for trying.  (I think they are crazy for not trying.)  There is a service in Brooklyn where we live that we are planning on using and they pick up dirties and drop off cleans and there is the option of the prefolds or a two in one system for us to choose from.  I am leaning towards the two in one system.  

So I am wondering, is anyone else looking into cloth diapers?  Have you decided on which kind?

@cvbee – do you know which kind or brand you are going to use?

I know there are other links and posts about this topic, but I wanted to see if any of you ladies who are new to the game are planning on CDing?

 

 

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Is there really a list or a standard for how much weight is healthy to gain at each point in pregnancy?

For example, I am almost 18 weeks and have gained between 7 and 8 pounds, and everyone says that’s normal.

But I know someone else who has gianed 12 pounds at 18 weeks and they say that’s normal too.

Is there a guideline to follow? or is it just 25-35 over the enire pregnancy?

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

@Goldilocks1107:  and I know what you mean about the weight gain thing. For me, it’s not really about the number (even though right now I weigh the most I ever have in my life), but how I look. I feel like I am gaining weight in my cheeks and under my chin, and my thighs have this disgusting amount of cellulite that I never had before. Last night I took a bath and I was so grossed out when I got up and looked in the mirror. Dealing with the changes to our bodies is really hard!!!!

@shortcake15: I have slowly started buying things for the nursery. We have painted it already, and I got a vintage rocking chair, vintage dresser, changing station/pad, as well as a couple baby things like a swing and bouncy seat.

I have already registered just because some family members asked us to register so they could just us some baby stuff for christmas.

Baby shower will probably be beginning of april, because if we have to have a c-section at 35 weeks then we should get the shower over with early!

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@magilnyc: Darling Husband told me all the weight is from my bigger boobs – he saw how upset I was by the number on the scale. My OB didn’t seem concerned, but going up 8 lbs, after she had recommended a 1-2lb weight gain in four weeks was a tough pill to swallow.

@shortcake15: I was at first anti-CD because it sounded like so much work. Then I did a little research and am starting to be swayed by the cost benefit. But if we do it, we’d definitely choose the option that’s most closely aligned with the ease of disposables. And probably use disposables for vacations. Darling Husband and I still need to talk about it in detail, though.

@MissDareDevil: I don’t know if there’s a weight gain chart anywhere, but I’ve heard that the majority of the weight gain should happen toward the end of the pregnancy when the baby is actually getting bigger and contributing to the gain. I’m thinking if I cut back on the sweets and keep my exercise routine the same (or add 5 minutes to my workout) I should be able to stop the excess gain and keep it to the healthy amount that I should be gaining.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

@Goldilocks1107:  What do you do for workout? I have not been exercising at all!!! eeeek!

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

There are a few weight gain calculators and some charts on the internet with the “recommended” range for weight gain in pregnancy.  I think that it really depends a lot on each person, and if your doctor isn’t concerned I wouldn’t be too worried.  It’s definitely a bit of a mind trip to see to that scale go up though, maybe I should just stop looking.

http://www.parentingweekly.com/pregnancy/pregnancy_health_fitness/weightgain_chart.htm#  This is a nice break down of what the weight is, if you click on the chart you can see a bigger pic

http://www.babycenter.com/pregnancy-weight-gain-estimator  This one tracks it more based on your individual body size.  Although is works off of BMI which isn’t the most accurate.

 

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