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Mid-Jan Getting to Know You!

I know we've done a few of these and the last one wasn't too long ago, but, I'm bored, and I like doing these, plus we've also had a few new people show up... so, let's do it! Smile Yeah? Yeah!

Name:

Other kids?

How far along are you?

Have you found out if you're having a boy or girl? Which?

Are you craving anything?

What are you planning for this child...

...breastfeeding or formula feeding?

...cloth diapers or disposables? Favorite brand(s)?

...any kind of sleep-sharing or crib-sleeping or some combo?

How do you make sure you drink enough water in a day? Are you up all night peeing?

Are you doing any pregnancy pampering... massages or anything else special?

Are you feeling the baby regularly? Has anyone else?

Do you read any mommy blogs or other parenting sites?

Have you had strangers cop a feel of your belly yet?

Are you wearing maternity clothes?

How are you feeling about becoming a mother/becoming a mother to 2, 3, 4, 5, 9?

Thanks for playing! Smile

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Name: Mara

Other kids? Beni(ta), almost 21 mos

How far along are you? 20 weeks on Wednesday! Can't believe I'll be half way!

Have you found out if you're having a boy or girl? Which? Nope- and we won't until the birth day!

Are you craving anything? I've had mac and cheese a few times in the last week. Also, I've been making my own sweet tea. I made mashed potatoes the other night that pretty much blew my socks off- I could NOT stop eating them!

What are you planning for this child...

...breastfeeding or formula feeding? Breastfeeding!

...cloth diapers or disposables? Favorite brand(s)? We'll prob do a couple weeks of sposies, until the cord stump falls off, then we'll move to cloth. We'll start with Bummis prefolds and Thirsties covers for the first 6-8 mos (depending on how big the baby is), and then move on to our stash of BumGenius AIOs and FLIP inserts and covers.

...any kind of sleep-sharing or crib-sleeping or some combo? Not going to lie, I love our family bedroom. DD has slept in our bed/bedroom her whole life (and still does). I will definitely bed-share with this baby for a long time. I would like to figure out how to make room for all of us in one room... if not, we might transition to DH and DD in one room/bed, and me and the new baby in another.

How do you make sure you drink enough water in a day? Are you up all night peeing? I'm really struggling with this right now- which is why I asked! Smile And no, I get up maybe once a night, but not even that necessarily.

Are you doing any pregnancy pampering... massages or anything else special? Not so far. I hope to be able to have at least one prenatal massage when I get back to the States (it'll be a money issue). I definitely plan on seeing my chiro when I get back to the States because my lower back/hips are SO messed up already!

Are you feeling the baby regularly? Has anyone else? I do feel the baby regularly. I haven't made my DH try yet, and he hasn't asked to. I'm not convinced he would be able to feel anything through all my layers just yet- though once, I did actually see my belly move when the baby kicked, but, the baby must have been in a crazy position that one time.

Do you read any mommy blogs or other parenting sites? I do. I love reading (and writing) blogs. A couple of my faves are dooce.com, Parenting. Illustrated with Crappy Pictures, MODG, and Rants from Mommyland.

Have you had strangers cop a feel of your belly yet? YES! And it's sort of driving me crazy, because it comes along with assaulting my DD as well... the locals here in Lao have no self-control when it comes to groping us white-skinned, blonde-haired, blue-eyed people. Used to be they just wanted to touch my DD, but now that my belly is obvious, they want to rub my belly and touch my DD and it drives me nuts.

Are you wearing maternity clothes? Yes, and I love them. My body seems to be built for being pregnant- at least according to clothes makers, because no clothes have ever fit me so well as maternity clothes. I am still wearing some regular clothes, but, mostly I'm into maternity now.

How are you feeling about becoming a mother/becoming a mother to 2, 3, 4, 5, 9? I'm a little nervous about being a SAHM to two kids- I know it's going to be a whole new ball game. I also worry a little about how DD will handle the whole change. But mostly I am just very excited- and often I still can't believe it's true that it'll happen so soon!

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Name: Lexi

Other kids? DS1 - Jaxon (5) and DS2 - Wes (2.5)

How far along are you? 18.5 weeks

Have you found out if you're having a boy or girl? Which? Nope! I was told girl at 15.5 weeks, and then it was changed to "possible boy" at 17.5 weeks. I have my anatomy u/s on Friday, so I'm hoping for a healthy baby first, and then hoping to figure out the gender for sure.

Are you craving anything? I just want to eat all the time... trying to be healthy about it.

What are you planning for this child...

...breastfeeding or formula feeding? Breastfeeding and then pumping/bottles for when I start back at school.

...cloth diapers or disposables? Favorite brand(s)? I LOVE cloth, but our daycare lady won't do it, so we'll probably do sposies. I'm still going back and forth on that though.

...any kind of sleep-sharing or crib-sleeping or some combo? Baby will sleep in a crib, but the first couple months we sleep together sometimes.

How do you make sure you drink enough water in a day? Are you up all night peeing? I definitely don't drink enough water. When I do, I pee every 10 minutes. I get up a few times per night to pee and drink a little water.

Are you doing any pregnancy pampering... massages or anything else special? Nope! I quit my job so I could relax for a couple weeks before I start school full time.

Are you feeling the baby regularly? Has anyone else? Everyday for sure. The amount per day varies. Lately it seems like baby is super active later at night. I've been feeling bigger kicks that DH can feel from the outside now!

Do you read any mommy blogs or other parenting sites? Nope!

Have you had strangers cop a feel of your belly yet? My belly is not very obvious and I wear bigger clothes, so I haven't had any issues there. I'm guessing once it gets warmer out, there's going to be more of that. We also didn't make any huge announcement or anything, so a lot of people will be surprised once I start wearing tanks and shorts.

Are you wearing maternity clothes? Just pants. All the shirts hang on my and my belly doesn't come near filling out the belly of a maternity shirt.

How are you feeling about becoming a mother/becoming a mother to 2, 3, 4, 5, 9? About to be a mom to 3. This was a surprise pregnancy, so I'm still having mixed emotions... I feel super guilty about that. I honestly felt a greater sense of completion and relaxation when they told me that baby was a girl. Once it changed to maybe boy, I got a lot of anxiety about things. My two DS's are super rowdy and loud. Thinking about adding another boy to the mix makes me feel nervous and overwhelmed... although I LOVE my boys and would never trade them... it just scares me to think of all the noise and craziness that will occur in this house.

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Name: Daisha

Other kids? no

How far along are you? 18 weeks

Have you found out if you're having a boy or girl? Which? No not yet. Jan 26th is the big day

Are you craving anything? no

What are you planning for this child...

...breastfeeding or formula feeding? breastfeeding- goal is 12 months

...cloth diapers or disposables? Favorite brand(s)? cloth diapers from the beginning- I've never done this so I have no favs

...any kind of sleep-sharing or crib-sleeping or some combo? I am getting a co-sleeper. We will see how it goes.

How do you make sure you drink enough water in a day? Are you up all night peeing? count those ounces all the time- once or twice I'm up

Are you doing any pregnancy pampering... massages or anything else special? no

Are you feeling the baby regularly? Has anyone else? Not yet. I haven't felt flutters. It's my first one, so I am hoping that I will feel the baby soon.

Do you read any mommy blogs or other parenting sites? no I haven't yet

Have you had strangers cop a feel of your belly yet? No only co-workers and friends

Are you wearing maternity clothes? yes- pants especially

How are you feeling about becoming a mother/becoming a mother to 2, 3, 4, 5, 9? This will be my first. So, I just have the first time mommy feelings.

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Name: Jen

Other kids? Owen, 22 months

How far along are you? 17w3d

Have you found out if you're having a boy or girl? Which? Not yet! Sometime around Valentine's Day!

Are you craving anything? Not really. I never crave things, so much as I see something on TV and then obsess about it until I get it. My last one was a big, juicy burger and fries from Five Guys. Mmmmm...

What are you planning for this child...

...breastfeeding or formula feeding? Breastfeeding. I failed last time, so I'm hoping to be more successful this time around!

...cloth diapers or disposables? Favorite brand(s)? Cloth, definitely. We do sposies for the first two weeks until the cord falls off, and then we'll switch out to our prefolds with Thirsties Duos covers. Then at about 4-5 months, I move to our sized/one-size diaper stash. I love my Fuzzibunz sized diapers (the OS never worked for us), and all my bumgenius diapers!

...any kind of sleep-sharing or crib-sleeping or some combo? I don't do co-sleeping. It freaks me out too much! With DS, he was in our room in a bassinet for the first few weeks, and then we moved him into his crib in his own room. It worked out beautifully (he slept much better in his crib!), so I'm assuming we'll do the same thing this time, too!

How do you make sure you drink enough water in a day? Are you up all night peeing? I have a Sigg water bottle (20 oz) that I make sure I drink two of per day, plus whatever extra I have at breakfast, etc. It seems to be working well, considering I never drank much liquid with DS! And no, I'm not up all night peeing. As long as I'm done drinking 2 hours before bed, I'm pretty good.

Are you doing any pregnancy pampering... massages or anything else special? No! I really should, though.

Are you feeling the baby regularly? Has anyone else? I feel baby regularly for a while, then it goes kind of quiet for a few days, then it's back to feeling a ton regularly. It's been doing this cycle for a while, now. And no, no one else has felt the baby yet! I haven't even tried myself on the outside yet.

Do you read any mommy blogs or other parenting sites? I browse occasionally, but there isn't anything I visit regularly. Only if I'm looking something up.

Have you had strangers cop a feel of your belly yet? No, thank god. I think the winter coat hides everything so people aren't aware. That being said, I think I only ever had one stranger touch me while pregnant with DS.

Are you wearing maternity clothes? Heck yes.

How are you feeling about becoming a mother/becoming a mother to 2, 3, 4, 5, 9? Scared, anxious and excited all at once to be a mom of 2! I know it's going to be a huge transition for our little family, but I also know it is going to be so great! I am one of those people who has a hard time with change, so once I finally get into a groove with things I'm sure it'll be great!

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Amanda

Other kids?
none of my own but i did let my nephew and his 2 yr old son move in till they get on their feet

How far along are you?
19 weeks today

Have you found out if you're having a boy or girl? Which?
A boy....so excited!

Are you craving anything?
Anything spicy, oddly doesn't give me heartburn...orange soda and fruit punch koolaid

What are you planning for this child...

...breastfeeding or formula feeding?
i'd like to do both but kinda impartial on this still....i've heard it's hard to change from the breast to formula. still deciding

...cloth diapers or disposables? Favorite brand(s)?
disposables....no faves yet

...any kind of sleep-sharing or crib-sleeping or some combo?
for the first month i think crib, after that it may be both

How do you make sure you drink enough water in a day? Are you up all night peeing?
i have to drink 2 cups for every caffeinated soda i drink which is at most 2 caffeinated sodas a day-4 cups of water, but here lately i've been on an orange soda kick and switch it up with fruit punch koolaid. i found that i am more hydrated this way however i do have to have an occassional mt dew to alleviate really bad headaches. but like i said i follow this up with 2 cups of water. now as for peeing, ha i am not so bad once i switched but beforehand yes all the time. it seemed like every which way i moved i'd have to go, but this hasn't been as bad since i switched to orange soda and koolaid. i guess we all have our own tricks. lol

Are you doing any pregnancy pampering... massages or anything else special?
i do try to pamper myself. not big on massages but i do let family cook for me or it's seemed ritual now that my MIL will take me out to dinner after every u/s appointment. the last one was really nice and since she knows my dr wants me to gain 1/2 a lb a week she cooked me a really awesome chicken dinner the other day....took me by suprise:)

Are you feeling the baby regularly? Has anyone else?
i am feeling the baby regularly. somedays are stronger than others, and i can get him to move if i'm listening to music on my phone. felt the baby kick my phone really strong last night when i put a song on and laid the phone on my tummy. everyone else really hasn't felt anything yet. (been on vacation all week and relaxing at the house as much as i can.)

Do you read any mommy blogs or other parenting sites?
i read stuff on the babys fetal development as much as i can and within the next few days i'd like to add my space to the june 2012 board now that i have time.

Have you had strangers cop a feel of your belly yet?
yes....some has not been plesant. i've had some of my unfavorable crew come and touch my stomach and it was annoying. a few of my crew did it and i just gave them if looks could kill kind of glance. but just told them thanks my baby is doing good, but we have to get back to work. other than the few unwanted cop a feels by a few of my urkesome crew i can't say otherwise i don't mind.

Are you wearing maternity clothes?
i am wearing maternity work pants, they are so comfy. as for work shirts i upsized to a md/and lg. as for everything else, not yet full fledged maternity clothes. out side of work attire would be sweats & tank tops that still fit at home, and if i go out i just grab one of james army pt shirts. not picky

How are you feeling about becoming a mother/becoming a mother to 2, 3, 4, 5, 9?
i think one more would be ok just not till this one is 2 or 3.

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Name: Brooke

Other kids? Paxton-4 next month Hayden-2
How far along are you? 17 weeks 6 days

Have you found out if you're having a boy or girl? Which? Team green here

Are you craving anything? olive garden breadsticks-- the closest olive garden is in Michigan and I'm in Ontario, so it's a craving that's going unfilled

What are you planning for this child...

...breastfeeding or formula feeding? breast- because it's easy, nutritious, plus I'm cheap lol

...cloth diapers or disposables? Favorite brand(s)? I'm planning on doing a bit of both. Clothe when were home but I think disposables will be easier when out with three kids

...any kind of sleep-sharing or crib-sleeping or some combo? Bassinet in my room until 3-4 months then crib

How do you make sure you drink enough water in a day? Are you up all night peeing? all I do is drink, water, orange juice.. Cranberry juice.. And yes I pee like 3 times at night

Are you doing any pregnancy pampering... massages or anything else special? ha I wish. Were looking to
Move so no frivolous spending.. Although I do colour my hair 3 times a year

Are you feeling the baby regularly? Has anyone else? I feel little thumps, especially if I roll on my side too close to being on my stomach at night.. No one has from the outside yet tho

Do you read any mommy blogs or other parenting sites? not really.. I don't have time with two kids to chase

Have you had strangers cop a feel of your belly yet? no but I haven't been out much lately as there is a big flu going around, we had it a week ago and were stuck inside

Are you wearing maternity clothes? Yes, buttons started to get uncomfy about 3-4 weeks ago

How are you feeling about becoming a mother/becoming a mother to 2, 3, 4, 5, 9? Well 3 under 4.5 years was not what I had planned, but it will be fun.. As long as I make it thru the first year or so with my sanity. My oldest starts school in September so that will help some

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Name: Jaime

Other kids? Savannah, 3 in 1 week.

How far along are you? 18 weeks 5 days

Have you found out if you're having a boy or girl? Which? Boy Smile

Are you craving anything? Not right now

What are you planning for this child...

...breastfeeding or formula feeding? Not sure yet

...cloth diapers or disposables? Favorite brand(s)? Sposies

...any kind of sleep-sharing or crib-sleeping or some combo? He will be in our room until he sleeps through the night... I'm looking into an arms reach co-sleeper since I'm too paranoid to have him sleep on the bed with us.

How do you make sure you drink enough water in a day? Are you up all night peeing? Issue with me.. I really don't drink enough liquid. I get up 2 times a night.

Are you doing any pregnancy pampering... massages or anything else special? I want a prenatal massage for Valentines Day

Are you feeling the baby regularly? Has anyone else? Sort of.. I feel him when I lay down at night. No one else yet.

Do you read any mommy blogs or other parenting sites? Yes, a few.

Have you had strangers cop a feel of your belly yet? Sort of.. people will place their hands on it and I just smile and move away.

Are you wearing maternity clothes? Yes

How are you feeling about becoming a mother/becoming a mother to 2, 3, 4, 5, 9? Kind of scared. I just don't know how my DD will react with having to share mom and dad.

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Name: Kayla

Other kids? Jordan (21 months)

How far along are you? 16 weeks and 1 day according to my doctors

Have you found out if you're having a boy or girl? Which? Not exactly, only a guess. We should know on the 23rd!

Are you craving anything? The one constant craving is salad. Salad with tomatoes, olives, carrots, cheese... YUM. Occasionally I crave salty things too.

What are you planning for this child...

...breastfeeding or formula feeding? Breastfeeding again!

...cloth diapers or disposables? Favorite brand(s)? Cloth again! Biggrin Although, we will always use sposies at night. (Maybe not in the early NB days since there are so many changes though.) I'm so happy that Comforts for Baby has a natural alternative that is a great price.

...any kind of sleep-sharing or crib-sleeping or some combo? I plan to co sleep again (but not bed share). We will use the Co-Sleeper Arms Reach bassinet at first and then I am hoping we can put the crib in our room until I feel comfortable moving them to their own room.

How do you make sure you drink enough water in a day? Are you up all night peeing? This has been a struggle for me. Water made me so nauseated for a long time and I'm still working on drinking as much as I should. I dilute juice with water and drink some natural sodas as well. I'm only up once at night. I bet it should be more!

Are you doing any pregnancy pampering... massages or anything else special? No, but that sounds nice. Smile

Are you feeling the baby regularly? Has anyone else? I think I've felt movement a time or two but nothing regular.

Do you read any mommy blogs or other parenting sites? I'm on diaperswappers and thebabywearer.

Have you had strangers cop a feel of your belly yet? No. I don't really remember that ever happening last time either.

Are you wearing maternity clothes? Definitely in maternity pants. I can get away with bigger t-shirts but I'm also wearing some of my maternity tops as well.

How are you feeling about becoming a mother/becoming a mother to 2, 3, 4, 5, 9? Nervous and excited. I know it's going to be a huge adjustment and I wonder how I will do certain things with two.

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Name: Amy

Other kids? 8 kiddos...Maddie (13) Nathan (12) Megan (10) Nick (8) Will Diablo Ava (4) Ella (3) Jacob (18 months)

How far along are you? almost 18 weeks

Have you found out if you're having a boy or girl? Which? Its a GIRL!!

Are you craving anything? Nope

What are you planning for this child...

...breastfeeding or formula feeding? Breast for sure for a year

...cloth diapers or disposables? Favorite brand(s)? disposables...pampers

...any kind of sleep-sharing or crib-sleeping or some combo? combo...def starts out in my room...try to keep in a bassinet...but some nights we co sleep

How do you make sure you drink enough water in a day? Are you up all night peeing? just grab a bottle EVERY time I can...I do not get up at night to pee usually (not yet)

Are you doing any pregnancy pampering... massages or anything else special? no

Are you feeling the baby regularly? Has anyone else? on and off...noone else has

Do you read any mommy blogs or other parenting sites? I keep in contact with my 2007 board on another site....I dont remember why they left pg.org....but the whole group moved. I also follow a blog called enjoying the small things (www.kellehampton.com)...so inspiring...and uplifting. A mama, photographer, writer...with the surprise of a life time when her 2nd daughter was born with down syndrome...beautiful pics, and very well written. Smile Beyond that I just peak at stuff and look things up in various spots

Have you had strangers cop a feel of your belly yet? NO (thank goodness)

Are you wearing maternity clothes? yup!

How are you feeling about becoming a mother/becoming a mother to 2, 3, 4, 5, 9? Wonderful!!! I am soo excited for this baby to join us. The kids are all excited now...they were all excited that it was a girl. Im just so happy!!

Thanks for playing!

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Name: Rebecca

Other kids? DD Kaylin, almost 3

How far along are you? 19+ weeks

Have you found out if you're having a boy or girl? Which? Yes, Boy!

Are you craving anything? I really love anything Italian, but mainly spaghetti and vinegar based salad. I wasn't able to eat red sauce of any type (pizza, pasta, etc) with DD so this is all new. Anytime we go to dinner, it's always at an Italian spot!

What are you planning for this child...

...breastfeeding or formula feeding? Breastfeeding, made it to 14 months with DD and want to do that again if not longer.

...cloth diapers or disposables? Favorite brand(s)? I want to try cloth diapers but need some help, lucky that my home daycare provider is willing to do them as well. As for disposables, we used pampers for the first 6 months and then switched to Huggies. I like Pampers newborns and Huggies for more active babies.

...any kind of sleep-sharing or crib-sleeping or some combo? We still co-sleep with DD, and I totally plan on sharing the bed with the new baby as well. We're trying to transition DD to her bed, right now she usually comes in around 3am each morning. Just don't feel comfortable with a toddler and newborn in our bed, DD is a crazy sleeper.

How do you make sure you drink enough water in a day? Are you up all night peeing? I try to but I'm crazy about tea, namely peach tea right now. While I'm at work, I try to only drink water. I get up 1-2x per night to pee, baby is super lower and stays on my bladder it seems.

Are you doing any pregnancy pampering... massages or anything else special? I am going to a spa next weekend and plan on having a relaxing bath. My birthday is beginning of May and I've already requested a prenatal massage!

Are you feeling the baby regularly? Has anyone else? Yes, but this baby is so relaxed compared to DD. He moves a few times a day but that's it. If I push down on my belly, he'll kick/hit back. DH hasn't felt him yet because it's still decently sporadic.

Do you read any mommy blogs or other parenting sites? Nope, don't have time!

Have you had strangers cop a feel of your belly yet? No, I never had someone do that with DD either except for family/friends.

Are you wearing maternity clothes? No, I don't wear maternity...they don't fit me well so I prefer just to buy a bigger size in clothing. I am still able to wear regular pants right now but went today and bought a few pairs in a larger size more for comfort. Shirts are still fitting the same, lucky they are all very stretchy.

How are you feeling about becoming a mother/becoming a mother to 2, 3, 4, 5, 9? Gah, nervous! I really thought this one would be a girl, we know how to parent a girl so finding out it is actually a boy has been a shock. I'm hoping he is a little more laid back than DD. I'm worried that DD won't like the change, she is so attached to me and can't even handle if I hold my new little niece and asks me to put her down. Just really hoping she is more accepting once her brother gets here.

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Name: Maggie

Other kids? DS Griffin, who will be 3 this week!

How far along are you? 16 weeks

Have you found out if you're having a boy or girl? Which? Don't know yet, but we will find out

Are you craving anything? Yogurt, orange juice, Mexican food, fruit, and most recently, chocolate chip pancakes, which I made and scarfed down yesterday. Yummmm.

What are you planning for this child...

...breastfeeding or formula feeding? Breastfeeding. I'll go up to 18 months or so if the baby wants to and I'm healthy (had to stop at 15 with DS because I have a chronic illness that flared up and I had to go on meds)

...cloth diapers or disposables? Favorite brand(s)? Cloth mostly. We'll start out with prefolds with Bummis covers until baby is big enough for BumGenius (they leaked on DS for the first few weeks, but once he was big enough they were my faves). I will also use 7th Generation disposables on occasion when I get lazy, especially outside the house.

...any kind of sleep-sharing or crib-sleeping or some combo? Hoping to get a co-sleeper this time. DS was in a Moses basket by our bed until he outgrew it, and then for a few months I shoved some blankets between the bed and the wall and put the sheet over it so there was no way he could get anything wedged in there and he slept between me and the wall (DH moves around too much for him to have slept between us) until we finally put him in a crib in his own room at about 7 months in a desperate attempt to see if it would help him STTN (it did--apparently it was us keeping him awake that whole time, doh!). We'll play it by ear with this one. Hopefully a co-sleeper will make things easier for everyone.

How do you make sure you drink enough water in a day? Are you up all night peeing? I try to always have a glass of water going, and refill it when I finish it. I will sometimes add a splash of juice to make it more appealing and to get myself to drink more. I only get up once to pee usually, but I am a camel. I can hold it forever.

Are you doing any pregnancy pampering... massages or anything else special? Not yet, but I'm starting to get sore. I plan on taking a prenatal yoga class, but it doesn't start until March.

Are you feeling the baby regularly? Has anyone else? Pretty regularly, yes. This baby is pretty wiggly. I feel movement mostly in the evening. Can't feel it from the outside yet though.

Do you read any mommy blogs or other parenting sites? Not regularly

Have you had strangers cop a feel of your belly yet? No strangers, just people who knew I was pregnant. I think it would still be pretty brave for anyone to assume I was pregnant. People who know me don't always notice yet.

Are you wearing maternity clothes? Yes, but just because they're more comfortable. I can wear my bigger pants, but the button is getting uncomfortable. I've been wearing yoga pants with skirts over them and the couple pairs of maternity pants that aren't still too big.

How are you feeling about becoming a mother/becoming a mother to 2, 3, 4, 5, 9? Really excited for another baby and for DS to have a sibling, but pretty nervous about the chaos that will inevitably ensue. I have a hard time getting just myself and DS out of the house on time, I have NO IDEA how I will do it with a newborn on top of it. No idea how I will get any housework done, or any of my part-time contract work I do. Or when I will sleep. Ack!

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Name: Kristie

Other kids? Parker, girl, 2yrs old.

How far along are you? 18wks 6 days.

Have you found out if you're having a boy or girl? Which? Doc said he's 80% sure it's a boy.

Are you craving anything? TACOS! Other Mexican food as well.

What are you planning for this child...

...breastfeeding or formula feeding? Definitely giving BFing another go.

...cloth diapers or disposables? Favorite brand(s)? Disposable. Huggies worked best for my daughter. I guess we'll start out with them again.

...any kind of sleep-sharing or crib-sleeping or some combo? Maybe a little co-sleeping in the beginning. Parker has always been a great sleeper and prefers her own bed. Never tries to sleep in mine. And I sleep better w/o her in there too lol. So I hope it works out that way with the 2nd baby.

How do you make sure you drink enough water in a day? Are you up all night peeing? I cheat and add instant tea mix to my water, plus a bunch of sugar. I can drink bottles and bottles of water that way. I ALWAYS had to pee a lot. And yes it's a hundred times worse now that I'm pregnant. Overactive bladder. I get up AT LEAST 3x a night to pee. Usually closer to 5. It doesn't matter if I stop liquids 2+hrs before bed (well that might dwindle it down to 3x from 5, but nothing better.

Are you doing any pregnancy pampering... massages or anything else special? No. I rub cocoa butter on my belly multiple times a day, as well as my CeraVe cream because it itches like mad crazy. That's all.

Are you feeling the baby regularly? Has anyone else? I feel him all the time. I think we're at the point that others could feel him. But no one has yet.

Do you read any mommy blogs or other parenting sites? This site, babycenter, I google my questions, and I have a bunch of mom friends on facebook.

Have you had strangers cop a feel of your belly yet? No and I didn't last time either. Just lucky I guess.

Are you wearing maternity clothes? Yes. Wearing my maternity skinny jeans when I go out and I look damn good in them for a preggo lol. I lounge in my yoga pants.

How are you feeling about becoming a mother/becoming a mother to 2, 3, 4, 5, 9? This is #2 and I'm already thinking about #3 lol.

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Joined: 01/13/12
Posts: 4

Name: Marie

Other kids? Yes, one DS.

How far along are you? 20 weeks!

Have you found out if you're having a boy or girl? Which? I find out on Friday!

Are you craving anything? Onion Rings and Oranges, but NOT orange juice.

What are you planning for this child...

...breastfeeding or formula feeding? Breast

...cloth diapers or disposables? Favorite brand(s)? Disposables and I buy whatever is on sale!

...any kind of sleep-sharing or crib-sleeping or some combo? Early months I plan to keep the baby in the bed while I nurse every couple hours, but as the baby gets older I hope to move it to the crib. DS slept in the bed with us for over a year. I don't want to do it again.

How do you make sure you drink enough water in a day? Are you up all night peeing? I mostly drink it all day at my desk. And yes, I pee at least once or twice a night.

Are you doing any pregnancy pampering... massages or anything else special? No, but I told my DH I want a prenatal massage soon!

Are you feeling the baby regularly? Has anyone else? Off and on. I wouldn't say regularly. DH felt it one time rolling under his hand.

Do you read any mommy blogs or other parenting sites? I get emails from What to Expect When You're Expecting, but that's it.

Have you had strangers cop a feel of your belly yet? Nope

Are you wearing maternity clothes? YES!!

How are you feeling about becoming a mother/becoming a mother to 2, 3, 4, 5, 9? Nervous about being a mother to 2 and still working full time, but I am going with the flow. If it doesn't work for us, then we'll figure something else out.

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Last seen: 3 years 2 months ago
Joined: 06/12/09
Posts: 549

Name: Jubilee

Other kids? My daughter is about to turn two!

How far along are you? about 20 weeks

Have you found out if you're having a boy or girl? Which? Most likely a girl!

Are you craving anything? No. I don't during pregnancy, just hate most food.

What are you planning for this child...

...breastfeeding or formula feeding? Breastfeeding.

...cloth diapers or disposables? Favorite brand(s)? Huggies all the way!

...any kind of sleep-sharing or crib-sleeping or some combo? No way. The baby will sleep next to me in her bassinet until he/she's about four months old. I need to be able to relax in bed without worrying I'm rolling over on the baby.

How do you make sure you drink enough water in a day? Are you up all night peeing? I drink tons of water, and I sleep through the night. Thank you Lord Smile

Are you doing any pregnancy pampering... massages or anything else special? No, but wouldn't that be nice.

Are you feeling the baby regularly? Has anyone else? I am feeling the baby all the time. No one else though. My husband has started to ask to feel though.

Do you read any mommy blogs or other parenting sites? no not really....

Have you had strangers cop a feel of your belly yet? No thank God. But I'm not as big as some of the other bellies on here.

Are you wearing maternity clothes? Yes.

How are you feeling about becoming a mother/becoming a mother to 2, 3, 4, 5, 9? Totally excited, but nervous about juggling two children.

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Last seen: 4 years 5 months ago
Joined: 10/28/09
Posts: 9

Name: Candi

Other kids? Stuffing 19 months

How far along are you? 16 w 1 d

Have you found out if you're having a boy or girl? Which? 1/30

Are you craving anything? Carrot cake and milk

What are you planning for this child... No

...breastfeeding or formula feeding? breastfeeding

...cloth diapers or disposables? Favorite brand(s)? disposable/Pampers

...any kind of sleep-sharing or crib-sleeping or some combo? Bed sharing and room sharing

How do you make sure you drink enough water in a day? Are you up all night peeing? I keep 5 water bottles at my desk or I get extremely bad headaches, not yet but soon I'm sure

Are you doing any pregnancy pampering... massages or anything else special? I'll be seeing a chiropractor if that counts

Are you feeling the baby regularly? Has anyone else? Not yet, but my uterus is malformed so I don't expect to feel much

Do you read any mommy blogs or other parenting sites? Many

Have you had strangers cop a feel of your belly yet? No, no noticeable bump yet plus its cold so I'm bundled

Are you wearing maternity clothes? I have some tops but still mostly regular clothes

How are you feeling about becoming a mother/becoming a mother to 2, 3, 4, 5, 9? Feeling excited