Finally on into the 2nd trimester so thought I would join you over here. I'm due 12/7/12, hoping for a girl, but expecting a boy (they run in DH's family... there is only 1 girl cousin that is blood related).
Anyway, time seems to be flying, I feel like I just found out and here I am already 3 months in. The "morning" sickness seems to have made itself quite at home and refuses to go away. It's mostly nausea, but it kinda lasts all day. The only food I seem to be able to tolerate lately are fresh fruits and vegetables, which I will take as a blessing at this point because I'm sure as soon as I am able, I will want to hit up McD's a few times!
Anyway, here's to a great pregancy and healthy babies all around!View Thread
I'm totally lurking here (DS is 11 months next week!)
First off, congrats FloralMom!!!
When I was prego, I CRAVED watermelon! Towards the end I was waking up in the middle of the night and raiding the fridge. We had a farmers market nearby and watermelons were in season, we could buy 2 seedless melons for 5! It was awesome. And simply the best when it was really cold!
I also craved ice (the "good" kind, from Sonic... RaceTrack also had good ice) and around the the beginning of my second tri, I started craving Pepsi... but not just any Pepsi, it had to be fountain Pepsi... I had a 32oz every day. Before that I was an avid iced coffee addict, suddenly, an ice cold fountain drink sounded awesome and for the rest of my pregnancy I had to have one, ever day!View Thread
Target sucks at taking returns.... when I registered there for my wedding, I got a few duplicates and tried returning stuff (some people gave receipts, most did not) and not only would they not take the stuff that didn't have a receipt (hello, you can see it was on my registry!) but the stuff I could return, they charged me a freaking restocking fee! wth!
I completely agree though, I don't think you are being picky. Its your baby, you should be free to request what you want. Or at the very least, demand people provide gift receipts so that when they do buy you something that you didn't even register for, you can easily return it for something you DID need.
Good luck and congrats on impending motherhood!View Thread
Wow... well most guys really don't have a lot of finesse when tackling delicate issues do they?
Really, during the 2nd trimester, you only need to consume an additional 200 calories per day (300 in the 3rd tri). To give you an idea, 1 tablespoon of creamy peanut butter has about 100 calories. So as long as you make healthy choices (don't "eat for two") and take your vitamins, you could go your entire pregnancy and not pack on a whole lot.
Of course, your body is going to change and some weight gain is to be expected (you are growing a human!) but don't be afraid to eat, just make healthy choices. Remember, the baby will get what it needs before you, so if you don't eat like you should, you will be the one that suffers, not necessarily the baby. You will get run down, tired, etc. which of course, isn't really good for the baby either.
Good luck and I hope you have a great pregnancy!!View Thread
I HAD to have a 32oz fountain Pepsi everyday. It was insane. I was a coffee drinker and would get a venti iced coffee from Starbucks and then all of a sudden I started craving fountain Pepsi.... it lasted for nearly 6 months!View Thread
I recommend a Medela Pump in Style Advanced. It's a double electric and has great portability. I take mine to work everyday (I have the one that looks like a backpack).
I got mine brand new on ebay for $200. I did a TON of research because I was hesitant to spend a lot of money. But after reading hundreds of reviews on other pumps, the Medela came out on top. Sure you could get a cheaper one and it might work fine, but the odds are not in favor of that. Medela specializes in breast pumps. They make the hospital grade breast pumps, that nearly all hospitals use. The Pump in Style is very close to the hospital grade pump.
In this case, you really do get what you pay for, so I would start saving and get one that you know you can depend on. Good luck!View Thread
I would do it the way I wanted, since it is YOUR shower. If you are more comfortable having it at your house, then do it at your house. Who cares what they think, this is for you isn't it? Shouldn't you be comfy??View Thread
You know all the benefits, you don't need us to lay that out. As far as "missing out on things", you don't have to go in another room, invest in a nursing cover and you can stay right there.
BFing is also a lot more convenient in that there are no bottles to deal with, formula to pack and stinky diapers to deal with (BF poop doesn't stink like formula poop, trust me!!)
If you can make it past the first 6 weeks of BFing, then the rest is usually a breeze. If you can't then give it up. But the choice is ultimately up to you.
But don't make the decision based on what you think you might miss because you might have to go in another room for 15 minutes (more or less depending in the type of eater your LO will be). If it was honestly a bad experience for you then don't do it again, but it might be completely different this time. You won't know until you try. A few things to remember:
You need to consume an additional 500 calories per day to maintain supply
You need to stay well hydrated. Drink LOTS of water
You need to get some rest (difficult w/ a newborn, we know, but try)
Try not to get too stressed, also hard, but you've just had a baby, just try to enjoy it!!
Oatmeal is known to help with supply
Brewers Yeast can also help (go ahead and that beer)
Also remember that if you aren't enjoying it, your LO might not be either. A happy mom is more essential to a LO than getting BM so make sure you are taking care of yourself. Good luck with your decision!!View Thread