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tjwriter
01-16-2010, 06:20 PM
I know there are a few of us out there.

I'm due 9/4/10, but I don't have my first ultrasound and appointment until 2/4.

How does everyone feel? I've been a member of AW through all of my pregnancies, which is kind of neat.
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Wayne K
01-16-2010, 06:25 PM
Do egos count?

tjwriter
01-16-2010, 06:27 PM
Yours is like an elephant, right? 22 months of gestation!

Wayne K
01-16-2010, 06:50 PM
I'm due in August :D

Wayne K
01-16-2010, 06:50 PM
And I'll take the drugs, thanks

Fran
01-16-2010, 07:05 PM
Not me - nothankyouverymuchindeed. I like my sleep too much.

Clair Dickson
01-16-2010, 07:07 PM
I think I have one post somewhere the alludes to the impending doom , end of life as a I know it birth of my first child in June 2010.

This makes two posts.

I'm allergic to everything and my bones sound like those of an 80 year old on a good day... but apparently I take to pregnancy like a fish in water. All routine and going smoothly. Hopefully, we'll find out if the baby comes with indoor or outdoor plumbing in about two weeks.

And congrats to you tjwriter.

tjwriter
01-16-2010, 07:23 PM
Congrats, Clair! My first pregnancy was pretty smooth other than the low iron because I couldn't stomach meat. Second pregnancy was a bit more difficult with some serious hip pain issues.

This pregnancy I bought a prenatal yoga DVD in hopes of heading off the hip stuff.

robeiae
01-16-2010, 09:01 PM
Currently, I am not pregnant. But I am willing to learn.

Perks
01-16-2010, 09:03 PM
I have terrible baby-lust which is stupid. I don't want another child. Just every now and again, my ovaries do. Must resist!

rhymegirl
01-16-2010, 09:42 PM
I love babies but that ship has sailed.

I am thoroughly enjoying playing with my one-year-old great-niece. The other day I was sitting on the floor with her playing toys. It was so much fun. I really miss that.

Haggis
01-16-2010, 09:59 PM
Currently, I am not pregnant. But I am willing to learn.

Shouldn't be a problem. Being a mother seems to come naturally to you.

Cella
01-16-2010, 10:10 PM
*waves like an idiot*


Me! Me! I'm preggers too!

Hi everyone! I'm due 7/14/10

Death Wizard
01-16-2010, 11:22 PM
Five daughters for me. No more pregnant wives for me. :)

But congrats and much great luck to all in AW who are pregnant!!!

MattW
01-16-2010, 11:26 PM
Ah, I fondly remember my wife's pregnant time, like it was just yesterday.

Oh, that's right, I've likely slept 24 hours total since our daughter was born, so it might as well have been yesterday.

But good luck to all y'all preggers out there. Sleep in when you can, go out to eat if you can, and try to go see a movie.

tjwriter
01-16-2010, 11:37 PM
I'd forgotten just how bad morning sickness sucks. I had it some with Kid One, but not really at all with Kid Two. Kid Three however is worse than the first.

Fran
01-16-2010, 11:57 PM
My gran was sick every single day with her first two - it wore off after three months with her third - she lost weight while she was pregnant. She was prescribed Thalidomide but thank God she didn't take it.

Clair Dickson
01-17-2010, 12:28 AM
I had morning sickness about two days... then, having read that it's (often) exasperbated by an empty stomach, I started to eat cashews in the middle of the night. Unlike crackers, which burn off quickly, cashews and other nuts are slow burn protein. And, the fats in nuts help you feel fuller, longer. Works great all day-- though I had to get the ones with no oils added, just sea salt b/c greasy foods were not anywhere near my list of things to eat in the first 3 months.

If I went too long and my tummy started to get hungry, I'd get queasy, so I made sure to keep the nuts around and grab a handful at night and in the morning before I got around to forcing down some breakfast. (I'm one of those people who went for about 15 years without eating breakfast. I was never hungry until about 2-3 hours later, which is always when lunch was anyway. But that didn't quite work in the first trimester. Nothing like gagging on yogurt to start of the morning off right...)

Besides, being gluten-free, I can't eat saltines anyway. I *had* to find another nibbly I could tolerate. This worked fantastic.

First pregnancy craving... bread. Yeah. The gluten-free girl who can't eat bread (or corn) has been on-and-off craving bread. What the hack is my body looking for in bread?!?!

tjwriter
01-17-2010, 12:49 AM
Mmmm, yeast!

Second kiddo, there's a bakery up the road from work, and I'd walk out to go to my car and drive myself crazy with the smell.

ad_lucem
01-17-2010, 04:20 AM
Feeling rough a lot of the time, but I've been having trouble with electrolyte imbalances, possible heart issues, and trying to get rid of something called valley fever (http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/valley-fever/DS00695). If you've never heard of it, that's because you don't live in an arid wasteland where the soil cultivates this nasty little fungus which now infects my lungs and has put me in the hospital multiple times since August with lung trouble (having asthma doesn't help, either).

Why I had to wait until my 5th pregnancy to wind up with this after so many years of living in this place I can only chalk up to my impeccable timing...

My advice to pregnant women: Don't live in a desert and don't get valley fever.

But, considering the way things have gone...today has been pretty good and, from what I understand, it could be a lot worse. So, there's still stuff to be thankful for. Just hoping to get rid of this infection, not get any others, reach the finish line of this pregnancy (4/15 this year), and never, ever, ever, ever do it again. :)

rhymegirl
01-17-2010, 05:37 AM
No more pregnant wives for me. :)

How many wives do you HAVE?

Haggis
01-17-2010, 06:13 AM
How many wives do you HAVE?

More to the point, how many pregnant wives did he have?

rhymegirl
01-17-2010, 06:24 AM
More to the point, how many pregnant wives did he have?

Indeed.

Gee, who is this DW guy? Does he keep a harem or something? ;)

Death Wizard
01-17-2010, 07:32 AM
Ha! Only two. Two still counts as wives!

But I had the machismo to impregnant thousands!

tjwriter
01-18-2010, 10:25 PM
Anyone else having hormone issues? Cuz I've had a big dose of Leave Me the Hell Alone followed up with Can You All Just Go Away.

lucidzfl
01-18-2010, 10:29 PM
*waves like an idiot*


Me! Me! I'm preggers too!

Hi everyone! I'm due 7/14/10

God hates the word "preggers" :(

tjwriter
02-04-2010, 10:15 PM
It was a total relief to see a healthy looking baby on the ultrasound today. I always kind of worry until I see the little blob on the screening and hear the reassuring heartbeat. In 11 weeks, I'll have the anatomy scan.

ad_lucem
02-04-2010, 10:35 PM
God hates the word "preggers" :(

Preggers, I don't mind so much. Preggo, which sounds way too much like pasta sauce for my comfort, however...

:)

tjwriter
03-09-2010, 10:29 PM
Had my March check up at 14 weeks. Everything looked good. Baby played hard to get with the doppler and I almost had to go get an ultrasound to check the heartbeat.

Next month I get to have the anatomy ultrasound, so we're trying to decide if we want to know the big question. We know everyone else wants to know, but I honestly just don't care whether it's a boy or a girl. The four year old though, she wants to know. She's so hoping for a little brother this time.

writerterri
03-10-2010, 04:39 AM
Snot I!

I'm done. I now enjoy adoring OPC. Other Peoples Children.


Isn't that #3 since you've been here tj? :tongue


You know I have to make fun of you. It's like my job here at AW being the mascot and all.

robeiae
03-10-2010, 04:42 AM
Next month I get to have the anatomy ultrasound, so we're trying to decide if we want to know the big question. Harvard or Yale?

Cella
03-10-2010, 04:47 AM
we just found out we're having a girl :)

poetinahat
03-10-2010, 04:55 AM
My writer's block is so bad, I can't even get a pregnant pause.

Haggis
03-10-2010, 05:10 AM
we just found out we're having a girl :)

But I thought you were having a baby?

poetinahat
03-10-2010, 05:14 AM
we just found out we're having a girl :)


But I thought you were having a baby?
:rolleyes:

They're having a babe.

Cella
03-10-2010, 05:42 AM
they told me the baby is the size of a soda can right now, so now I'm not sure what we're getting!

Siddow
03-10-2010, 04:10 PM
they told me the baby is the size of a soda can right now, so now I'm not sure what we're getting!

Oooh...name her Cherry Crush. Maybe she'll grow up to be a wrestler.

tjwriter
03-10-2010, 07:15 PM
Snot I!

I'm done. I now enjoy adoring OPC. Other Peoples Children.


Isn't that #3 since you've been here tj? :tongue


You know I have to make fun of you. It's like my job here at AW being the mascot and all.

Yup. I've been a member of AW since before I had kids.


Harvard or Yale?

Harvale.


Oooh...name her Cherry Crush. Maybe she'll grow up to be a wrestler.

:roll:

robeiae
03-10-2010, 07:35 PM
Fresca is a good name. Or Tab.

Cella
03-10-2010, 08:04 PM
I'm partial to the name Sprite.

tjwriter
05-11-2010, 05:50 PM
Okay pregnant ladies, do you get cravings for things besides food?

I'm craving light rock for my music and romance novels. It's so weird.

Cella
05-11-2010, 05:55 PM
Okay pregnant ladies, do you get cravings for things besides food?

ummm, yes...I do. But I don't want to offend anyone's delicate sensibilities by sharing what those cravings might be. :tongue



Violence. Lots of violence.

cray
05-11-2010, 06:06 PM
batteries?

tjwriter
05-11-2010, 06:29 PM
ummm, yes...I do. But I don't want to offend anyone's delicate sensibilities by sharing what those cravings might be. :tongue



Violence. Lots of violence.
Well, yes, there are the things I won't mention as well. :P

tjwriter
05-26-2010, 06:36 PM
I am totally feeling the little guy kick up high now. It's so neat. I love it when I can feel them kick. Also means he's either moved way, way up or has gotten long.

I've worried about how much I would or wouldn't feel with an anterior placenta this time.

Gretad08
05-26-2010, 08:53 PM
Okay pregnant ladies, do you get cravings for things besides food?

I'm craving light rock for my music and romance novels. It's so weird.

Have you ever heard of Pica? It's when people, often pregnant women, crave non-food or non-nutritive items like dirt, grass, chalk, ice, etc.

I never craved anything gross, but I chewed ice constantly, around the clock. Each pregnancy, once I delivered I couldn't chew ice anymore, it was too cold and hurt my teeth. During pregnancy though, no lie, I probably went through 6-7 ice cube trays per day.

tjwriter
05-26-2010, 09:44 PM
I've never craved weird things I want to eat, unless you count waaaaay too many hot wings.

I keep listening to music that is out of normal for me and I've never really been into romance stories, so it's weird for me to suddenly enjoy them so much.

Supposedly, ice means you are lacking iron and possibly anemic.

Xelebes
05-26-2010, 10:02 PM
I'm partial to the name Sprite.

Just don't call her Dad's.

tjwriter
07-01-2010, 05:16 PM
Get to see the doc today and have yet another ultrasound. Only 9 weeks left to go!

tjwriter
07-02-2010, 01:19 AM
I may have the world's most stubborn baby. This was our fourth ultrasound this pregnancy. The first one for dating purposes at the beginning of the pregnancy and three attempts now to get anatomy scans. Each time we see a little bit more, but not everything.

So now I get to go see a specialist so I can get a better scan. Yay.

Other than not being able to see his heart clearly, he looked great. Yay.

spamwarrior
07-02-2010, 04:49 AM
Glad to hear things seem to be going smoothly :D

Cella
07-02-2010, 05:27 AM
almost there, tj! :snoopy:

Hey, I wanna know why they make nursing bras so freakin ugly. Or at least, not at all cute. Like you don't already feel unlovely enough. I guess they figure you're so used to putting your self-confidence aside for the sake of comfort that what the hell, may as well keep it up another year or so. ...

/rant

tjwriter
07-02-2010, 05:01 PM
I have found some pretty ones, but they are expensive! The cute things are always so freakin' expensive. Here is one of the websites for some of the cuter ones. http://www.bravadodesigns.com/page.asp?ID=613 Looks like the prices can be reasonable if on sale, actually.

I did order some more of these from Target because I love them so. Nursing tanks are my favorite. http://www.target.com/Nursing-Maternity-Tanks-Intimates-Womens/b/1293367011/ref=sc_fe_l_4_13768271_5?node=1293367011

Cella
07-07-2010, 09:07 PM
Just Wanted to mention it here, too:)

check out my linky :D

tjwriter
07-07-2010, 09:26 PM
I can't see the pictures here at work :(

Hopefully I can remember to look tonight. My head is hurting something fierce. Nasty, nasty headache.

But congrats! Woohoo for babies!

Cella
07-07-2010, 09:46 PM
Hope you feel better soon, tj :Hug2:

tjwriter
07-08-2010, 12:23 AM
Thanks. I had a sneezy fit earlier and that relieved some of the sinus pressure, which eased the headache some.

Cella
07-11-2010, 04:10 PM
Another thing I wish the makers of stuff would consider...

The people using breast pads are of course, nursing mothers, frequently in a zombie-like, sleep deprived state and are often in a dangerously dark room. It would be nice, to me, if they made the absorbant side feel a little more different than the non-absorbant side. I know I would get a lot more milage out of them.

Of course, good thing we're wearing hideous underwear, that way nothing cute will have to get spoiled with milk.


:)

tjwriter
07-12-2010, 05:25 PM
I think it's the Johnson & Johnson ones, but I remember there being a brand out there that has such a concave in them that there is no mistaking which way they go no matter how sleep deprived you are. I've only purchased a few of the really thin ones to wear the first couple of days so far, so I can't remember.

milly
07-12-2010, 05:43 PM
I'm not pregnant anymore but, I LIVED with the Avent cloth ones that were washable....both sides of the nursing pad worked perfectly so there was no confusion AND, they were more absorbant...at least that's what I thought :)

sorry to butt in...I wasn't where you two were that long ago so...anyway

tjwriter
07-12-2010, 05:50 PM
I'd thought about getting some washables.

Cella
07-12-2010, 05:50 PM
Silly Milly! You're always welcome :Hug2:

tj, I will try those... I love how soft the Avent ones are but they are terribly obvious under an unpadded bra.

Last time around I bought some reusable ones, Johnson& Johnson I think, and those made me itch terribly. Never seen the Avent ones-- I'll keep an eye out for those, too :)

tjwriter
07-12-2010, 05:55 PM
Yeah, it was the Johnson's ones. I remember liking them and being able to get them at walmart, even, so I didn't have to drive all the way across town to get decent nursing pads.

http://www.amazon.com/Johnsons-Nursing-Pads-60-Count-Boxes/dp/B001E96OBA

You can look at the picture and see.

tjwriter
08-13-2010, 06:59 PM
So, tomorrow I am 37 weeks, which means baby could come at any time. I am starting to get uncomfortable.

Good pregnancy times!

We still have no name picked out, though there is a name I like as a first or middle name.