Things you'll do differently this pregnancy...

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Things you'll do differently this pregnancy...

I was thinking today about what I want to do differently this pregnancy as opposed to last. I know we have a few other moms here who have 1, 2, or more kids already....so what are you going to do differently this pregnancy?

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I am going to eat better and try to exercise regularly. I think the exercise really makes a difference. Otherwise I can't really think of anything different that I would like to do.

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I'm NOT taking a belly photo EVERY FRIDAY for the entire pregnancy. Seemed like a good idea at the time...but never again. LOL.

I'm going to try to eat healthier but I probably won't exercise. I'm not now...so... LOL. If I said I was going to, I'd be lying.

Oh, I also might not have the glucose test this time. We are allowed to opt out.

I also am thinking about not finding out the sex of the baby this time.

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"Heatherbella" wrote:

Oh, I also might not have the glucose test this time. We are allowed to opt out.

I also am thinking about not finding out the sex of the baby this time.

The glucose test is the only test I do while pregnant, both times I was on the high end of normal, so I do want to keep on top of that, but hopefully that won't be anything I have to worry about.

I would love to not find out the gender, but there is no way my husband would go along with that. He hates surprises!

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"Momma Leah" wrote:

I would love to not find out the gender, but there is no way my husband would go along with that. He hates surprises!

But you already have one of each...so it doesn't 'matter' which you have, right? Did you find out for the other two? Perhaps he'd let you not find out this time if you found out the last two? I think DH thinks I'm weird for not wanting to know. LOL.

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Im going to appreciate and savour every moment of this pregnancy as its likely to me by last. I'm going to try not to moan about any niggles lol and I'm going to try not to wish it away. Easier said than done though when you worry all the time. You impatiently wait to get to the second trimester, then the 24 week mark, then before you know it, pregnancy is over and!

I'm not going to pig out as much, I still haven't got rid of some weight from the other two pregnancies so I can't afford to put more weight on than necessary. And I did really pig out with my second. Portion control is not my best thing!

I'm also going to take regular belly pics and more pics of me, I hardly have any pg pics from the boys Sad

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I'm also going to try to eat better and not gain as much weight. I mean I'm not going to count calories or anything but you know. Last time I gained 45 pounds and I've only lost 20 of it. So I'm starting out this pregnancy about 20-30 pounds overweight already. I'm going to try not to stress as much. But that is already not happening. I will definitely be finding out the gender

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Im older and wiser this pregnancy thats for sure !!

I was young and didnt really know what I wanted or what to do so I just continued my life as though I wasnt pregnant so this time

1. I will treasure every day I am pregnant and enjoy all the flutters and kicks
2. I sadly continued smoking with my son (I quit 5 years ago) so no smoking this time
3. I will limit my caffeine I usually have two cups of strong coffee in the morning and then at least one diet dr pepper. Might try some decaffeinated coffee maybe do half and half.
4. Drink more water, I wasnt able to BF my son because I never produced enough milk and I think that was mostly due to not having enough fluids. I will drink more water for sure this time.
5. I am thinking I dont want to know the sex of the baby I may not get away with this as my DH and my family will most likely drive me crazy until I find out.
6. Prenatals I didnt take one with my son I want to be committed to taking them everyday

Thats all I can think of now but im sure there is more ... Im so excited !!

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I would love not to find out the gender too but my DH has a thousand arguments against it and it really isn't important enough to me to go against his wishes if he feels that strongly about it. He says he needs time to mentally prepare. Whatever. LOL

Speaking from experience, exercise during pregnancy helps sooooo much I can't even tell you. Did it help me gain less? No. Did it make me feel better? Maybe. But the big benefits were I didn't develop pre-e like the 1st time (could be related or not), glucose levels stayed in the "normal" range (the 1st time they were borderline), and most important my body bounced back WAY faster and with less effort the 2nd time! I plan to run and cycle (indoor once winter hits until after the birth) this pregnancy as well but hope to incorporate more weights.

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"Heatherbella" wrote:

But you already have one of each...so it doesn't 'matter' which you have, right? Did you find out for the other two? Perhaps he'd let you not find out this time if you found out the last two? I think DH thinks I'm weird for not wanting to know. LOL.

Yes, we found out with the other two. I think it would be so much fun to wait until delivery! It would be tempting though, knowing that you could know if you wanted to. My husband really hates surprises. He can't even keep my birthday or Christmas presents a secret. And he bugs me to death trying to figure out what I got for him! I can't imagine what it would be like not knowing what gender we were having.

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I plan on eating healthier and exercising at least 5 days a week!

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"Momma Leah" wrote:

Yes, we found out with the other two. I think it would be so much fun to wait until delivery! It would be tempting though, knowing that you could know if you wanted to.

Because we get the genetic testing we can find out to a 100% accuracy what the sex is at 13 weeks!!! That's what we did with DD...but I think I want the surprise this time!

Although I'm not going to take a picture every week, I realized today that I should at least take a before pic today!

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I didn't find out with DS2...it was so fun, I highly recommend it if you are leaning toward that anyway. I was fairly convinced he was a girl but nope! I really enjoyed the anticipation right up to the end of the pregnancy and the added excitement during labor of how close we were getting to finding out.

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Exercise and nutrition are going to be way better this time around. I am still two pounds over my pre-preg weight from my first LO and that is still somewhat overweight so I am not happy about it. My iron is quite low and I am sure all my other nutrients are because I am nursing and I am only 9.5 months PP. So, I am taking a prenatal, Floradix iron, liquid calcium-magnesium, and I am going to start adding a Vega supplement to my morning smoothie. I am going to be doing exercises to build up my stamina - last birth I pushed for four hours after 26 hours of labour and it almost killed me. I am also going to be doing lots to rehabilitate my pelvic floor which is still weak. I really have to commit myself, I want to make sure I can keep nursing and keep this new little LO healthy Smile

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I plan to buckle down and exercise. even if it is just walking. I have been really bad about it because I have exercise induced asthma (but not technically diagnosed with it yet) 15 mins on the tredmill and I cant breathe. it doesnt help when allergies are bad. like right now. I can't breathe at all.. no deep breathes. but we can't do anythign with that until we figure allergies out (2 weeks from now) and then if Im preg I dont know if I can even get tested.

I do plan on taking my weekly pictures I think I wnat to see the comparision for each child. BUT I may do it different.. pinterest had a ton of cute ideas. I also feel like child 2 would be upset when they are older if htere isnt a record like DS had. (I always felt like we weren't important enough bc mom had a full baby book for my older bro, but my twin and I have hardly anthing in ours. (of course DS's is almost empty and we only have one kid) I know now that mom was just busy with 3 toddlers but when I was younger i hated that we didnt have anything.

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Just an idea on the pictures - take one every 4 weeks. Less commitment and you see more change anyway! Smile

the one thing I'm hoping to do differently is not find out the gender. We did with DS and DD but I want this one to be different!