Post # 1
Ok, now that I’ve come clean with you, I want to know who else in the hive is pregnant or has a newlywed baby.
If you are willing to share, and I understand if you are not… Let us know:
1. when you got married
2. when you are due or had the baby
3. how far along you are
4. any great words of wisdom for those of us coming behind you.
Post # 3
Maybe you are the only one Mrs. DG? I am definetly not pregnant since they did a test yesterday before my surgery.
Post # 4
1. when you got married – July 25, 2009
2. when you are due or had the baby – June 12 or 13, 2010…I was told this by two different doctors. Hoping for the 13th though.
3. how far along you are – 14 weeks 2 days
4. any great words of wisdom for those of us coming behind you – This will be my first, so I guess, don’t assume that you’ll automatically fall in love or be excited about the baby. I’m still going through the shock right now and the excitement is nowhere close to hitting me. Give yourself time to adjust and try not to worry about it too much.
Post # 5
1. We got married on august 1st
2. The baby’s due date is may 29th
3. I’m a little over 16 weeks along
4. Try to get your health insurance situation taken care of before you get pregnant! I didn’t and now it’s causing me some stress… but I have faith that things will work themselves out somehow.
Post # 6
not yet but hopefully soon…chemical goalie out in may and all goalies out as of this month….*g*
Post # 7
1. when you got married- September 27, 2008
2. when you are due or had the baby- December 24, 2009 (Christmas Eve)
3. how far along you are- 38 weeks, 5 days
4. any great words of wisdom for those of us coming behind you- You don’t have to be 100% convinced that you’re ready. You also don’t have to instantaneously love your unborn zygote/embryo/fetus (people are always giving me a tough time for not talking to my belly like it’s person). Have realistic expectations- as in, you have no idea what to expect. Also, just like the wedding industry will try and bankrupt you and convince you that you need to spend a lot of money to get married- the baby industry will do the same. Don’t buy into it. Shop second hand, ask for hand-me-downs, save your money for what matters (food, good daycare, a college fund). Your little baby won’t know if that onsie is a hand-me-down and your kid won’t grow up to hate you because you didn’t spend $1000 on a Bugaboo stroller!
Post # 8
1. Married on May 10, 2009
2. Due on June 14th, 2010 (Superstitions – we’re almost date twins!)
3. I am 14 weeks, 1 day along (I thought I was fifteen weeks, for some reason, but an online calculator corrected me. DG – I guess we are 4 weeks apart!)
4. Words of advice… Hmmm… Order maternity clothes early. My stupid pants don’t fit anymore, and all this holiday mail is holding up my delivery! I look really dumb wearing my husband’s sweatshirts and pants held closed by rubber bands to work.
Post # 9
Can I say I love this thread? 🙂 It’s hard to find a good pregnancy website out there, and it’s nice to get some pregnancy support from my familiar friends, the Bees!
Post # 10
Mrs. Spring- have you heard of Belly Bands? They allowed me to put off buying maternity pants till I was 6 months!
Post # 11
Married: End of June
Due on: Aug 21
Just found out I am pregnant! And hubby doesn’t know for another two days when it is his birthday!!! Ugh! (I’m want it desperately to be his b-day present but it’s hard to keep it to myself!)
Post # 12
Wow, congrats sparkles!!
Are any of you on any particular baby forums?
Post # 13
Wow, rosychicklet! I thought about getting some, but I didn’t realize they could be used for so long in pregnancy. I thought they wouldn’t be a good purchase if I just used them for a few weeks and then moved into maternity clothes. Do you think they sell them at K-Mart? That’s the closest thing we have to shopping around here…
And congrats, Sparkles! That’s so exciting!
Post # 14
Oh my gosh, you all are making me grin from ear to ear. Sounds like Rosy has got a lot of sage advice for us newbees.
I had such a hard time adjusting (maybe even a little depression about it), because I was like, “Man is this too soon? Am I missing out on newlywed bliss by feeling so icky?”
But now that I’m in the second tri, I’m totally loving it! For those early in the first, I might suggest something to eat near the bedside at all times, Vitamin B6 and Flinstones chewables instead of prenatals. Oh and humming when you brush your teeth, so you don’t gag yourself. I don’t know why it works, but it does!
Post # 15
@ Mrs.Spring- I got mine from Amazon.com, so I haven’t paid attention to where they are available otherwise.
Post # 16
@ Spring (and all of you): One of the “tricks” my mom used to make her regular pants go longer into maternity was to double loop a rubber band through the buttonhole of her pants, and then loop the other end around the button. And wear a longer shirt.
It might get you by until the maternity packages arrive!