So excited for everyone! I'm 9 weeks - Due December 20. I've been showing since my youngest was born last March! :) Haven't told anyone - we have so many kids that everyone says, "Haven't you figured out how this happens?" I'm dreading it.
But I'm excited for this baby - our youngest is 8 years younger than the next one so now she will have someone to grow up with.
I really indulged last pregnancy and need to be careful this time - very interested in the primal eating. Makes sense, but I've been so sick this time that toast and ginger ale have been my staples.
I'm due 26 November with my second - so just past 12 weeks. I have gained approximately one-two pound(s) but it's not baby :( I was eating extremely cleanly. I'm not militantly paleo or primal but heavily inspired by what I call natural eating and ate virtually no grain except a couple of pieces of Ezekiel bread on weekends. The nausea has made it virtually impossible to stay with my normal diet of lean meats and fish and veg. All I can stomach is toast, eggs, a variety of fats, and fruit. I was quite sick until 20 weeks the first time and I can feel it ebbing now so I'm hopeful this pregnancy will be better. I am not showing but extremely bloated by day's end.
I'm 13 weeks pregnant (Nov. 21) and I actually haven't been terribly sick. I take things easy and I always have to eat something before I get out of bed. I am feeling a touch better, but for some reason I don't ever seem to get over vomitting till about 20 weeks. I'm not on any special diet but I eat a lot of fruit, especially grapes, oranges, and cherries. I also really like spinach with balsalmic vinegar. I'm not showing very much yet, but I am wearing maternity shorts because having anything tight around my waist makes me sick. I have my next midwife appointment next week, but I'm more excited about getting my gender scan at 15 weeks. I've never known the gender this early. If they can't tell the gender then I still get to find out at my anatomy scan at 20-22 weeks.
I remember feeling this way when I found out that I was pregnant for my first! For me it was just like getting on a rollercoaster before the ride starts. I wasn't scared while waiting in line, but once I was strapped in and I knew that I couldn't get off, I panicked. I was scared because my life was never going to be the same again, I knew pregnancy would change me and that having a baby to take care of was filled with unknowns. I just needed some time to absorb too.
Originally Posted by violetindigo
I love the idea of a narrowed down group! Due Oct 22nd with our first! 17w and time is beginning to fly.
I could probably still do up the buttons on my favorite jeans, but not comfortably. We'll count this as the week that they no longer fit. Hello hair ties and belly bands holding them closed!
Morph ultrasound scheduled for June 13th (so long to wait!!!) where we will NOT be finding out the sex. But we cannot wait to see this peanut looking more baby than bean-with-heart-beat that it did at 7 weeks!
Wanted to chime in, 13 weeks and due November 23. Showing already here, although I haven't gained at all (I am rather overweight, so I don't need to gain anything so that is fine by me). Finally seem to be less nauseated (still fairly bad but nothing like weeks 6-12 were). I have a 2 year old at home and I am SO tired. I can't wait to start to feel my baby! Sometimes I still (even after 2 ultrasounds) freak out that something may be wrong (ie baby has died and I don't know it). I am a worrier by nature.
Congrats to all! Anyone else have kids already besides mjc and blade? Any truth to what people always say about "oh if you are way more sick with this baby then it must be a ___(opposite of what you already have)"? I have no psychic mama connection but I have been so sick with this one (compared to Ramona) that everyone insists it must be a boy...
Went shopping this morning with my best friend to huge kids clearance sale - bargins galore! Bought quite a few unisex onesies, bibs, socks, mittens & hats. So sad that the sale is ending on thursday though. I find out sex in 2 weeks and then i REALLY could've gone crazy :)
Have any of you ladies had any crazy cravings as yet? The only things i haven't been able to get enough of are orange juice & anything with ginger - not bad things to crave really.
@skarbassoona - LOVE your rollercoaster analogy, that was so what it was like! I only came off the pill in Sept last year after 12 straight years and thought it would take a while to actually get pregnant so when i found out i'd gotten pregnant in only 2 and a half months it was kinda a 'yay - but am i really ready?' moment. I still get overwhelmed if I think about how i'm going to manage a baby & my job and everything, but i've got an amazing husband and brilliant support network of family and friends so I know i'll figure it out.
@stellam357 - Yay for someone due the same time as me, only 2 days apart! How are you feeling? Have you had movements yet? Well done you for resisting the temptation to find out the sex. Hubby would quite like the surprise, but i'm just far too impatient to wait.
@rosebyanyothername - Hi, my name is Anna & i'm also a worrier by nature :) It sucks doesn't it?! I was so hanging out for my midwife appointment this week because it'd been 4 weeks since i last had any kind of a check up and as much as i logically knew nothing was wrong and i saw and heard baby at 12/13 weeks, there was still the niggle in the back of my head saying 'what if'. I can't wait to feel movement so i know s/he is safe & sound in there.
Yey, 10 weeks in for me. Not showing yet, which is good because I just started a new job on Thursday. Had a viability ultrasound last week, but won't get the results until June because my OB is away. :( Everything seems fine so far though! :)
I am hoping it's true! My last pregnancy was a girl and I wasn't as nauseated, but really bad reflux. This time very queasy and since we already have 5 girls, and our oldest boy is 19 and out of the house, we would love for this to be a boy! Yes, my poor step son lives with 5 girls!!! I keep telling my husband that I'm sure this one is a boy because my temper is flaring- must be the testosterone :) (I know, I know, it could be the exhaustion!).
Originally Posted by rosebyanyothername
I need to join the worrier by nature club - almost bought a home doppler. I am just sure that we have pushed our luck and want to check on this tiny person every ten minutes!
The flip side of that is that I am back to where I was 16 years ago when I was expecting my second! My secret worry was that I was so in love with my first born that I couldn't imagine loving the new one enough. That concern took care of itself immediately, love is amazing in its ability to keep growing. But right now Birdie Mae (14 months) is so precious to me that I can't shake those thoughts. Silly but true.
1 week until anatomy scan - can't wait!!!
So i've just started having a rather strange symptom and wondering if anyone else has the same - bleeding gums?! What is up with that? I just went to the dentist in Jan and got a check up and a clean and my dentist was happy other than that. But now, every time i brush the gums are bleeding.
Experiences/thoughts? Seeing as i was just at the dentist in jan, is it worth going again?
I have bleeding gums with this pregnancy and I did with Ramona as well. I don't think the dentist can do anything. I just have to use my waterpick to floss because regular floss is like opening up a floodgate.