No, I understand. I've been a stick my whole life, and actually gotten made fun of for how skinny I was. Then it was a shock when I went to college and started to struggle with gaining alot of weight due to a number of reasons. When I got pregnant with my daughter I was 5' 10" and weighed 140 pounds, which is very very skinny. (my weight fluctuated all the time) I don't remember the exact number I weighed at the end of that pregnancy, but it was over 200 pounds. After delivering and after a couple of weeks etc, I weighed 190 pounds. I weighed that for a couple of years. With help, I got back down to 150 - then went back up to 163 - which is where I was when I got pregnant with this LO. I swear to you - the week I conceived I gained four pounds. Then the first trimester I just packed on weight. I think I gained like 9 pounds in the first trimester alone, and I was freaking out. I was so scared to go back to being as overweight as I was, scared of hitting that omnious 200 mark! But what happened was I packed on weight in the very beginning, then didn't gained any for months and months. I've gained a very healthy 22 pounds with three weeks left to go. If I gain a a pound a week I will gain the "perfect" textbook amount of weight for someone whose BMI wasn't considered overweight before pregnancy. BUT.. with all that about ME.. haha.. I understand the inital "oh crap!" of gaining a bunch of weight all at once. Like I said, thats what happened to me in the first trimester - and I was thinking, "crap, if I've already gained this much..." But I bet your body and baby just NEEDED to gain that six pounds.. and I'm sure you won't have an extreme amount of weight gain like I did with my first DD. You are doing really well! You only weight one pound more than you did before you got pregnant! Just remember the weight is for your LO. There has to be some amount of weight gain, and I think you are on track with a healthy weight gain. I know it's hard to watch the scale go up - maybe if it's too hard - just don't look?View Thread
Me(26) DH(29) DD (4) TTC2 16 mos. 5 rounds of clomid - unsuccessful. Natural BFP - Induction date Aug 1st - It's a GIRL!!
I'm glad everything seems to be going well! If you do get concerned about her movement, I know my friend here where I live called and they let her come in for a quick check to make sure eveyrthing was okay when she wasn't feeling her move. Everything was fine - like I'm sure it is with you. But if it does get worrisome, I would go in just to be sure! But I see you are leaving tomorrow - have fun in Vegas!
It will be great to see her again! I'm excited about my next scan on the 10th! It will be my last before I meet her!View Thread
haha! That's awesome! Pregnancy definitely has it's discomforts, but all in all it's such an awesome experience. Slip on shoes is a great idea! The worst time I have is buckling the shoes I wear to church! haha! I don't know if I will be able t wear them much longer! Sorry about the hip pain. Yes time is FLYING! I can't believe how fast it's going. It does sound like you have one healthy LO! The nexy appt I have they are doing the last U/S. I'm hoping she's in the right position and everything still looks good! But I'm like you, as much as she moves.. I'm sure she's doing just great!View Thread
I don't go back unitl Wednesday July 10th because shes out of the office the week of fourth of july. (of course right?) I'm 34 weeks today and I'm honestly considering just trying natural and not being induced. I will just have to talk to her because given the distance that might be a little crazy. But I would prefer to go into labor on my own when my body and the baby are ready. ahh! We'll see! If I am going to be induced I think I want to wait later till August 5th.
If I am right - you are 24 weeks this week right? Wow! You are getting up there! How are you feeling? I'm feeling good - just getting more tired and it's hard to reach my feet to put on shoes and bending down stinks - but other than that I feel great. I hope you are feeling good too!View Thread
Yeah! It is! It's whatever! They can have their opinions! They just need to learn to keep it to themselves!
I'm getting nervous about inducing. I don't know why - with Brooke everything went fine. It's just in nursing school I saw alot of inductions that ended in csections. I am completely fine with a csection if it is because what is medically best for my baby and/or me. But these girls were being induced, weren't progressing so the Dr broke their water - then when the girls didn't progress and dilate since they only have 24 hrs after breaking water to deliver - they would end up with csections that probably would not have been necessary if they were allowed to go into labor on their own. I saw this several times. I'm worried about that and I'm also worried that maybe I picked a day thats a little early. My EDD is August 7th and I picked August 1st. I know I will be 39 weeks but I'm wondering if maybe I should shoot for August 5th. With my DD we induced on my due date and it went perfectly. Maybe I'm worrying for nothing. I just would like to go into labor on my own - by my hospital is really almost 2 hrs away. It's at least an 1hr and 45 min. I will just talk to my Dr and make sure that if I am induced and don't progress, that we will just try again at a later date. And I'm going to ask if she thinks August 5th would be okay.View Thread
Haha! So you feel my pain! And believe me - it just continues to get worse! I only have about 5 weeks left and I'm not looking forward to that last 13 hr shift - at almost 39 weeks. omg. thats going to suck! lol But I'm sure by that point I will just be so excited that I'm having a baby that week that I will be able to make it through!
It is annoying! Your MIL sounds so rude! You obviously are not gaining a bunch of extra weight - so in every way that you look "bigger" it's obvioulsy all baby! Of course you are going to grow when your growing a person! My in laws act like I'm too small. With my DD I was huge - I mean huge. I gained over 60 lbs. I've gained a perfect, healthy amount of weight this time and I know most of it is baby. But instead of seeing that this pregnancy is more healthy than the first - they act like I'm NOT as healthy since I'm not fat! Ha! So stupid!View Thread
Yeah I know what you mean about having a shower with people that you don't know well. I was alot more comfortable at the shower I had in my home town with friends and family then the one I had at my church. I had only been living there going to the church for about a year and didn't know many people. It will be okay though! Everyone I'm sure will love to come and celebrate. It is a good way to get to know people better.
I worked last night and had a busy night and barely sat down (worked a thirteen hr shift! eek!) But the funny part was all the times I would drop something on the floor.... I would look at the object and think - Seriously? I have to bend down and pick you up? haha.
I'm getting annoyed that people keep saying I'm "small". I definitely have a belly - and to me I feel huge (have a hard tiime putting on shoes even) But I guess to most people they think I should be bigger at 8 months. People have even said they think my baby will be small. It's irritating because my Dr said I'm measuring perfectly - and the only reason I don't have a watermelon belly is because I'm almost 6 feet tall for heavens sake! You can't compare my belly to someone who is 5'1"!! My mom even thinks my baby will be small. Gggrr. Brooke was 7 lbs 15 oz.. Now I want my baby to be like 8 lbs at least to prove everyone wrong. haha. But she may be a tad bit smaller because I'm being induced about a week early.. but that shouldn't make that much of a difference I wouldn't think. I have heard they gain a pound a week in the last month. We'll see. It's just irritating! lol I dont think I'm underweight or that my baby is. I have gained a healhty amount of weight and I know my baby is growing just fine!View Thread
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