Post # 1
Hello Bees. First of all I want to apologize for any typo pr bad spelling I am writting this post hidding under a desk from my phone. So my husband and I had the baby talk again. We agreed that we want a baby next year. For me next year means getting pregnant around september december 2013 and for him it means 2014. So We sill have to negotiate the technical details. What I am asking from you is tips:
Here is my program:
– I went to my doctor and he said I am good to go. I need to stop the pill 2 months before and be careful in order to avoid ” ectopic pregnancy”.
– I have lost 20 pounds and I will lose 10 more to be at my perfect weight.
– I am taking prenatal vitamins and folic acid.
– No junk food lots of veggies.
– Daily pilates and walking for 1 Hour at least.
As soon as I concieve I want to start nesting. What are the priorities. What things should I just not buy and what things are a must. Good books bad books?
Thanks a lot bees!!!!’
Post # 3
what to expect when you are expecting, isn’t that the one everyone reads
Post # 4
Sounds like you’re doing everything that you need to – healthy eating, exercise, and taking your prenatals. I’d also suggest not drinking during your fertile periods, just to be on the safe side. Limiting caffeine to (preferrably) under 200 milligams a day, though I know some doctors have suggested that up to 300 mg a day can be safe. I’ve started doing all of that just to get into the habit during pregnancy.
Start looking up recipes for morning sickness. I had a book that had an entire section devoted to meals that were less likely to trigger nausea…only I forget what it was called now :/
I’ve heard many people argue that you *don’t* need a pack and play, a bassinet and a crib. Some people just use their pack and play for everything. I’d also say that a bassinet is not a necessity, unless you’re getting it secondhand from someone – most are designed only for the first 6 months, so it can be a fast waste of money.
Post # 5
Buy the book “Taking Charge of Your Fertility”. I would highly suggest charting so you can get to know your body. You might be healthy but if you ovulate on CD 19 instead of CD 14 your timing could be way off. Good luck!
Post # 6
Did your doctor suggest what you should be doing to avoid an ectopic? I have never heard that advice I always just thought it either happened or it don’t!
Post # 7
I don’t think you can do anything to avoid an ectopic pregancy? It just happens…
I read ‘what to expect BEFORE you’re expecting’ and I found that helpful, although a bit scary because they talk a lot about fertility problems!
Start saving money! Babies are expensive!
Limit the amount of high in mercury fish (albacore tuna, swordfish, etc) that you eat, and eat plenty of fruit, veggies, lean proteins, healthy fish like salmon
Post # 8
@RoyalLime: THIS! exactly! You will know more than your doctor if you read this!
Post # 9
@red_rose: Well depends on your doctor, but a great tool for sure!
Post # 10
@Utopia4us: yes he suggested to be careful for at least a month 3 is better he explained but I couldnt repeat the explanation. Not that he implied that ectopic pregnancoes were all caused by the pill.
@CityBearBride: I am not worried about fertility …
yet …. doctor Said we are
good to go, so when God wants if he wants. About the pill he said it can be a contributing factor so we will be carefull.
@RoyalLime: thanks for the tip we are going to try the old fashion way for the first
months and then if we arent lucky I will be buying the book for sure.
@CookieCreamCakes: great idea for morning sickness I will start looking. I was thinking of buying a play pen and then when baby is older a toddler bed. Your tips are amazing. Goodbye coKe Zero.
Post # 11
@bbfyso: YOu can buy cribs that expand to a toddler bed and then a twin or full bed. That will save you a lot of money in the future. A lot of moms swear by wip warmers but IMO how+wet=bacteria so it’s safer to keep wipes at room temperature.
Post # 12
@michiru4ever: I thought about it, my idea is for Baby to have all the room he can use to play so we ll see. I am looking forward to puting together a nursery and a ” gender reveal party”. I have no shame.
Post # 13
My cycle has always been irregular, even when on the pill. I downloaded an app called My Days which helps me chart my cycle, however it also gives you a projection of when you ovulate and your most fertile days. You can change the projection days to suit your cycle, so as a PP said, if you ovulate on day 12, you can change it to suit your body. Becuase my cycle is so unpredictable, I am using this app together with MaybeBaby. Google it. Heaps of our family and friends have used this sucessfully!
Post # 14
@Mrs.Mods: I want to try the old fashioned way! Lots of Love making…. Thanks for the tip
Post # 15
Try not to stress too much when your ttc. and make sure you HAVE FUN! Its supposed to be an exciting time, so dont put too much stress on it. One thing I did that made ttc a little easier was Id write a…”If I dont get my BFP….” list . This way even tho it would be a bummer to see that BFN at least I would have things to look forward to each month. For example ie. ride rollercoasters, go out for sushi. etc things you cant do if you were pregnant. It made it a little less hard to see that BFN. GOOD LUCK!
Post # 16
@NewYearsEve: thank you !reading posts and other boards I realized that TTC is Hard
and stressful. I have never seen it that way. My mom got pregnant just by looking at my dad and same with my aunts and their husbands. I dont want to chart or calculate fertile days because it will happen I just want to go off the pill and let it happen. My husband and I am sorry for the overshare do it everyday 2-4 times even more we are both young and healthy doctor gave us the go…. I am not worried about the getting pregnant part. I am going to wrote a new post … I am more interested in the part of how no. To gain too much weight or avoid morning sickeness…. Baby books and baby gear.
I am glad I wrote this post because in a way it has made me more aware of the other people difficulty at TTC and all the stress it will make more sensitive and not make silly comments . Thanks a lot for your advice