(Closed) “Middle” Pregnancy Support Thread!

posted 8 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 107
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Wrong account ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 108
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@heathaah:LOL! My “fat pants” look terrible for exactly the same reason. Just after 9 weeks, I bought maternity pants and never looked back. So much more comfy, and now i don’t worry about my shirts gapping in front in because they’re all too short now (thanks boobies).

@cvbee:๐Ÿ™‚ Yeah, I am still leaning toward the one week early thing. I shut down my facebook under the guise of “I need to study and stop wasting time here.”  And now everyone is like “WHAT?! You’re in school again? TELLL TELL TELL!” LOL. Guess it’s working.  Problem is, my side of the family isn’t that into facebook–just his side. I hope they can keep a secret. My brother will be so pissed if he finds out from someone else! But I *really* want to tell in person.

Post # 110
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

You all are making me nervous about my weight gain. I’m 15 weeks 5 days, and have gained nothing. I definetly have a bump going on, but so far there’s been no weight gain. I’m glad I have an appointment Wednesday, because now I’m really nervous. 

 

 

Post # 111
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Hey everyone! 

I feel like my weight is still fluctuating.  One day at the gym it will say up 4 lbs, the next day it will say only up 2 lbs.  I hope to stay around 5 lbs the first trimester, but if I don’t, no biggie.  My goal was actually to be able to wear normal clothes until December, but that plan went out the window at 8 weeks Embarassed.  Wearing longer and flowy shirts and the bella band constantly, and only my maternity jeans on the weekend. 

@pastemoo – YAY for 12 weeks!!!!!  I’m worried about the Fb wall, too.  I’ll be 12 weeks on Saturday and we plan to tell others then.  But, I’m going to mention to my relatives (particularly my mom’s side of the family….) to keep it OFF facebook for now!  I don’t want people who I plan to tell IRL finding out through facebook.   Also, I am friends with some people at work and I still don’t know when I’m going to let work know.  Maybe I should just hide my wall for a bit!

@bree – One of the great things about Wb is having other people who are going through pregnancy with you to share with.  one of the bad things about Wb is that it’s easy to compare yourself to others (is my bump big enough, do i have “enough” symptoms, should i be cloth diapering, too?, have i gained enough weight?  The list goes on and on.  I worried so much the first 10 weeks about having no morning sickness since it seemed like every pregnant person on Wb complained about it.  It was not worth the worry since everything is going completely normally for me (and, week 11 was apparently my week to be nauseous).  I think the most important thing to do is to communicate well with your doctors and to try not to worry too much about others’ experiences.  Weight gain is just SO different for everyone (as we can all see from this thread alone!) that it’s not worth comparing yourself to others.  People gain at totally different times and there really is no “normal.”  As long as you are eating enough and eating well, you should be fine.

Post # 112
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

@pinky44:  Like I said, at my 16 week appt, I had only gained 3, and the doctor was not worried at all.  You are fine.  Yes, we in the 0-5 range are lower than “average” for 16 weeks, but really nothing to worry about. 

Post # 113
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I only gain a few pounds at each appointment but my doctor says I shouldnt be worried at all. My scale at home is useless and always gives me the same weight.

Post # 114
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@winniewolf: @heathaah: @bells: Thanks ladies. I googled it to see how common it is to have low weight gain this far along, and it doesn’t seem too uncommon. I’m still a little nervous, so I’ll talk to my doctor Wednesday. It doesn’t help that I’ve been having nightmares about the baby developing badly and being a terrible mother. I keep dreaming that I never remeber to change my baby’s diaper and it’s always full and coming out. And that the baby is born with a mouthful of horribly disfigured teeth. Pleasant. 

Post # 115
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

12 weeks today! According to my BabyCenter newsletter, I have a lime inside me. Crazy!

Doctors appointment on Thursday, then time to tell the family and be “out”.

We bought a glider rocker this weekend on craigslist so I’m now in the process of making new cushions for it (the previous owners have a dog, and you can tell by the smell). Darling Husband and I bought fabric and stuffing for it yesterday and I found the most adorable fabric – light yellow velvet with white moons and stars. I think it’s absolutely perfect for a nursery. Darling Husband is going to sand and stain the chair chocolate brown. And we’ll end up saving over $500 on a new glider rocker and ottoman. Go frugal!

Now we just need to sell our house so I can start making a real nursery (or find someone to rent it so we can buy a new house).

Post # 116
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

@pinky44:  I’m at 19+ weeks and I’m still down 5 pounds from my pre-pregnancy weight.  I think, by this time in my first pregnancy, I was at about the same point.  The great thing about babies is that they’re the perfect little parasites.  ๐Ÿ™‚  When you’re not gaining weight, the concern (in most cases) is actually to the mother’s body, not the baby;  fetuses are actually fantastic at taking what they need to develop from your body’s stores (hence, the possiblity of developing conditions like osteporosis), and you would show signs of nutrition deficiency long before it became serious for the baby.  I don’t know if that makes you feel better, but it always comforts me to remember that the baby is fine and most likely developing normally, even if you have a hard time with weight gain.  Weight gain is only a small part of the equation, and as long as you are not nutrient deficient in other areas, it’s fine.

Post # 118
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@regberadaisy: The glider rocker and ottoman were $75 from Craigslist, and we spent $35 yesterday on fabric, foam and thread. All we have left to buy is the stuffing for the chair back and the stain for the wood.

After all is said and done, I think we’ll total around $125. The furniture stores around me had the same chair model for $625 for the chair and ottoman.

Also, if anyone has a Jo-Ann Fabrics around you, they have a sweet deal on their Red Tag fabrics right now – an extra 50% off the clearance price. The upholstery fabric we got ended up being $3.50 a yard (plus I had another coupon for 10% off my total purchase. I think the sale goes through Friday?

Post # 119
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I had a level 2 ultrasound today at 14 weeks, 6 days. It’s a boy! We got a perfect open leg shot! He was bouncing everywhere and resting his legs up against the womb lol. It was a lot of fun seeing him move around and a great feeling hearing that the Dr is optimistic that this will be a healthy little one. Great day so far :). Now we get to think of names! 

Post # 121
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Is anyone dealing with anything like this?  I feel like when I mention certain symptoms, aches and pains, or habit changes, people seem to doubt me and tell me it is “too early” to feel/worry about these things.  The main thing I have noticed is that the people telling me this HAVE NEVER BEEN PREGNANT! 

For example, I mentioned that I am using my arm and leg muscles to get up more so than my stomach muscles because it is just easier at this point.  I’ve also mentioned trying to learn not to sleep on my back.  And then the “heavy belly” feeling I sometimes get if I am tired or have been walking around a lot.  It feels like my belly needs support (please tell me I am not alone in this one?) and I find myself holding it while walking.  And of course, the peeing 5 times a night.  

In all of these cases, people who have never been pregnant have told me it is too early for this stuff.  I will be 18 weeks on Thursday!

Yeah, I get that things will get harder…but some things are already hard!

Why do people who have never been pregnant feel the need to tell me these things are not happening yet?  It’s like they are accussing me of exaggerating. 

Vent over.

 

 

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