So. What's going on? How are things? How are you feeling? Any general gripes, complaints, brags or excitement you want to share? This is the thread to do it!
I am a little weird. My mind is totally consumed with the pregnancy and I kinda feel like the whole world should revolve around me and be as obsessed with my being pregnant as I am. LOL. Totally ridiculous I know, but its all I can think about. When I bend over to pick something up, I think about how I won't be able to do that soon enough. Stuff like that.
I'm kind of the opposite - keep having to remind myself that I'm pregnant. I forget and then I either get really *****y or exhausted and then I think wth, this isn't me and then I remember! Work has been crazy for me the past few months so I don't have time to think about it much during the day, then my evenings are filled with the other 3 kids so I guess I just forget until I collapse at night or get frustrated with one of the other kids. And how is it that my pants already feel tight?
Anna, I'm the same way...it's all I think about. I have a few friends at work who are pregnant too, so we talk about it all the time
I had a horrible migraine last night, and of course that's when my body decides it's time to move from standard nausea to vomiting. Headaches + vomiting is no fun
And my pants feel tight too...already busted out the belly band! Yay for bloating!
So, today we went shopping at our Community Aid because Wed's are Family Days and everything is 50 percent off. Well, I found the BEST preggo shirt and can't wait until I'm big enough to wear it. It'll definitely be my errand day shirt! On it it says, Yes, they are all mine. As soon as I saw it, I picked it up! It's got to be my number one question asked, "Are they all yours???" I love it!
I should really figure out this picture posting thing because I want to be able to share pics each week of my belly. I'm not joking, but the second I found out I was pregnant, I looked pregnant. How did that happen? I must have NO abdominal muscles whatsoever anymore. And I'm curious to see what I've gained thus far, but I really don't think much at all. I started out at 113, but I tell you, this bloat is serious stuff!
Good thing we have a board here, Anna and Michelle to be able to talk all we want about our wee little ones growing inside our wombs! I know as soon as I found out I was on here just waiting for others to join so we could chit chat!!!
Jessica--The shirt sounds cool! If you get photobucket working, you'll definitely have to post a pic.
So, silly story from the other day...my friend and I met before work to run/walk at the gym. It took me 5 minutes to get the stupid machine (which I've used multiple times) to start All I needed to do was hit quick start but apparently my brain couldn't figure that out
Love that shirt idea!! We used to get a lot of looks when I was growing up and I was the oldest of 5. To me that wasn't even a big family, but people are crazy.
The bloat is for real around here too!! I know I can't possibly be showing but I can NOT suck in my gut! I should weigh myself now before I get more bloated and before I start to gain weight seriously.
hey everyone! I have heart burn like crazy...uh I hate heart burn! I'm trying to drink more water. I hate drinking water. I love my Mt Dew. I have cut it down to like a half a can a day! I drank 5 bottles of water today so I think I am doing good in that area. I got to go tomorrow to my obgyn to get some bloodwork done then I hope she schedule me my first appointment and get a more definite due date. My period in August was really weird and really short so my regular doctor said I could be further along than I thought. My periods are normally like 5-6 days and in August it started on the 3rd and was done the 5th. So she said it could be bleeding from implanting. So she said my due date could be anywhere from April 14-May 10.
Hey everyone! Ugh I've got bloat too! Like, MAJOR! I tried to wear jeans today and I just couldn't. I came home in between errands and picking up my son from nursery school, and I had to change out of my jeans and into yoga pants lol. I don't know how I have this little stomach bump already, but it is blowing my mind. And my boobs are ridiculous also.
I had a weird scare this morning So I tested and got a light positive on 9 DPO in the PM. At 10 DPO in the am I had a super sweet, dark line. It was beautiful. Then today, 11 DPO, I had another light line I was fearing a chemical. It was only slightly darker than my 9 DPO test. I was skeptical though, because even the test line was thinner and stranger looking. So I took another three hours later and it's definitely darker than all of my tests so far! It's as dark as the control line. Woo!
I set up an appointment with a British doctor today so I can get a referral to a midwife and make an appointment sometime in the next few weeks. I'm excited about that. I'm American so I feel lucky I can still utilize British health care rather than go on our super sucky military base here. I also didn't use a midwife with my son, I used an OB, so I am excited for that!
When is everyone telling their other little ones about the new arrival?
I don't think we are going to tell our kids until we tell the rest of the family sometime in October... they will not know how to keep a secret so we will have to be prepared for the world to know at that point! Although I seriously feel like the world is going to know soon anyway because I can't suck my gut in, yet can't stand to have pants buttoned so I'm wearing dresses to work with a little pooch. I don't mind except for the fact that I know it's not the baby pooching out at this point!
That's awesome that you will have access to the british healthcare system, Sarah! Hope you like your midwife. My first appointment and u/s are Sept. 24th. It can't come soon enough!