You are very welcome! I understand the nerves believe me. I believe I will be due some time in early October but I will find out when I go to the doctor for the first time March 15th (the same week lol) It feels like forever away!
I am so excited for you too! I think taking it easy and sticking to your plan of walking will be good. It isn't strenuous and it makes you feel better.
I agree, it's nice to have someone to go through and share this with. My friends locally have all had kids and are done already and I feel like I'm without anyone (who understands how I am feeling or what I'm going through)
If you ever want to email me directly my email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
I wish you all the same and I hope to talk to you soon.
Don't apologize for asking questions!! I had all the same ones you did with my first when I was 26, now I just turned 30 and am freaked out all over again
My understanding there is nothing wrong with mild exercising, it took me over a year to get pregnant with my daughter and it took just as long with this pregnancy. My doctor has always been encouraging of going for a mild walk, just don't exert yourself. I am not the type of person to sit still all day. I have a desk job and I have to get up and walk around or I go a bit stir crazy.
The cramping is normal, it's uncomfortable but normal because your uterus is starting to grow to accommodate room for the baby. I thought they were crazy when they told me that, but I guess it makes sense. One thing that helps me with the cramping is actually getting up and walking around for a minute.
I have been getting short of breath as well when I go upstairs to my bedroom or even walking from the parking ramp to my building at work, it's uncomfortable but they say it's normal as well. Make sure you drink a TON of water too, I notice if I don't drink as much as I normally do I am more short of breath. Take it easy but you don't have to be a hermit
I really am super excited for you. Keep in touch! We should be due right around the same time.View Thread
No need to panic and congratulations!!! Everyone is different. I did not really have any symptoms until about 7 weeks with my first and with this pregnancy it was 6 weeks. (I'm only 7 1/2 weeks) With my 1st I had horrible cramping to the point I called the doctor fearing it was not normal. They said it is because your uterus is beginning to grow. Some girls luck out and don't have morning sickness at all. Are you extremely tired or more tired than usual? That is another symptom.
Thank you annie. I'm having such a hard time right now and I really appreciate the support. I will definitely check out the link you sent.
How far along are you? I feel like I am an emotional wreck.. My first was not this bad.View Thread
Hi everyone, I believe I am approx 6 1/2 weeks pregnant with my third pregnancy (I had a miscarriage with my second about this time). When I was pregnant with my daughter, who will be 4 next month, I had some cramping and discomfort during the first trimester but otherwise had no complications. WIth this pregnancy I am so tired and I am not having cramping but I having this unusual pressure (I can't think of a good way to explain it) and when I have this pressure I almost feel like I can't breathe. When I was pregnant with my daughter I was having the breathing issues but that was before she was born when the baby is pushing on your diaphragm. Now it's just weird.. Anyone else experience this this early? My doctor doesn't even want to see me to check on everything until I am 11 weeks, unless I have complications prior to that date.View Thread
I'm going to preface this with an apology, it's going to be long. It's been a few years since I was on this board but it really helped me before. My daughter will be 4 next month. I always said I wanted two kids, well that time has come. I took two tests a week ago and both were without a doubt POSITIVE. I am completely freaked out. I had a great pregnancy with my daughter, no complications but had a miscarriage in 2010. This pregnancy feels like it did with my daughter so I hope everything is going to be okay..
I am completely freaked out because I just started a new job in December after being with the same company for 8 years. I know this is awful to think but I don't want people to think differently of me at the new job or treat me differently. I left my previous employer for more opportunity and I'm afraid this will affect my chances here. What an awful thing to think, I know.
I am a firm believer in everything happens when it happens for a reason. I don't have much of a support system besides my husband and daughter so I didn't know where to turn. He teases me and says I'm just being hormonal but this is really hard.
I hate being pregnant because I am so self conscious (which also sounds ridiculous). Not feeling well and being tired all of the time isn't helping.
Am I being ridiculous.. I think it's just the lack of support.. I don't know.. Thanks everyone.View Thread
Congratulations!! I'm a firm believer in everything happens, when it happens for a reason. I found out a week ago that we are expecting #2. I have been hesitant to tell family because I am a bit freaked out.
I think 8-12 weeks is a good time frame.. Have you been to the doctor yet? do you know how far along you are?
Congratulations again!!!View Thread