Yesterday I was an even 20 weeks. Looking back it has gone so fast. Looking forward... seems forever away. This pregnancy has been a huge source of anxiety for me. Between the loss in april and becoming pregnant just a few short months laterwas scary enough. Add in bleeding at 8 weeks from a SCH then kidney stones at 17 weeks I'm about over my limit. To top the list, braxton hicks kicked in pretty early for me and since I'm already at an increased risk for preterm labor, its everything I can do to hold myself together. Its so hard to be at the half way point looking back and looking forward. Right now I just keep focusing on the next appointment. Symptoms have subsided, short of the hiccups and really itchy skin.The plus side is energy has definitley come back to me and in the past month I have managed to clean out all the closets in our house and donate everything not being used or worn. DH is thrilled and exhausted because I always have a chore for him when he gets home, but he also admits its much better doing it in little steps rather than all at once. And heaven forbid the baby arrives early I wont be completely unprepared. Today I put the finishing touches on my birth plan. I also condensed it down to 2 pages. Dh says I am going overboard but I feel like the reason I ended up with an emergency c-section last time was because I wasn't educated enough to be prepared. A VBAC will be worth it in the end though. Im sure of my decision. Now Im just left with final purchases, showers, and appointments. Going for my ultrasound tomorrow. The are checking the hematoma and kidneys with all the baby measurements. Hopefully LO cooperates and we can verify he is actually a boy and that there aren't 2 in there. Im convinced with all the weird that happens to me its just bound to happen. I will post my update tomorrow after my appointment. Not that this board gets much traffic. But it helps to get things off my chest.View Thread
I lost 7lbs and gained it back my 1st tri. I have only put on 5lbs from my pre preg weight. I am almost 20 weeks. WIC has very strange guidelines and as long as your doctor isn't concerned about the weight, I wouldn't let it bother you. As bad as this is to say, the counselors at WIC are taught very specific guidelines but other than their training, they aren't required to have any extra education. I have a friend who was overweight to start her pregnancy, she changed her diet, maintained a good caloric intake and hasn't gained an ounce. She is now 26 weeks and baby is very healthy. GLView Thread
Hi all, I am Chelsea, I am 16 weeks tomorrow and found out yesterday that we are 90% sure our LO is a boy. The ultrasound made it pretty obvious but because our MW performed the ultrasound she won't confirm it. I only got the ultrasound to help with anxiety since I am still high risk because of a subchorionic hematoma diagnosed at 8 weeks. We are due April 7th and I couldn't be happier since we tried for a year for this lo with an ectopic pregnancy loss in April this year.
Did anyone else find out earlier than 20 weeks with their LO? And if so at 20 weeks was that still accurate or reversed? Im just curious cause I know a few people get the gender at 16 weeks only to have a different outcome at 20 weeks. I couldn't care if it's one or the other I just want a healthy baby. but curiosity gets the best of me.View Thread
My husband gained 20 pounds during my first pregnancy. He also got heartburn and morning sickness. I didn't get morning sickness with my first but this one, I am 16 weeks now and its just subsiding. However, this pregnancy, He has gained the weight again and only gets heartburn so far. We always joke that we can tell Im pregnant when he gains weight and gets heartburn. There isn't really anything you can do about his pregnancy symptoms. I tease my husband but if this bothers your husband just do to him what you would want him to do for you. I promise that with most cases, his problems go away after delivery.View Thread