ha! I figured out what I was doing wrong. 31 weeks (32 on Sun) Now there's no stopping me! Although posting pics after Dana takes a bit of courage.
How cute are these sheepskin slippers that my friend in South Africa sent me!
And this fairy skirt and fairy wings! The wings have elastic that goes around the arms. They're for waaaay down the line but I love them!
Apples - thinking of you!!!!!
Irish - how's everything going? I hope you're getting some sleep!
Gina - I was defs like you and felt super-hungry a lot in the first tri. Don't worry, it all evens out. Eat while you can manage it because later on you may not feel like it.
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07-29-2008, 07:42 PM #1971ayaRegistered Userhas no status.
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07-29-2008, 08:19 PM #1972bellababyRegistered Userhas no status.
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Aya-You look great! Thanks for posting! You also look like you are all belly! Those slippers look sooooo comfortable!
Does any one know if pre-term labor is genetic? My mom was 6 weeks early with my brother and 2 weeks early with me. My grandmother was 2 weeks early with both her pregnancies. I was wondering if this would make me more likely to go early?
07-29-2008, 08:46 PM #1973
dana, it's funny, I have to agree that you're all belly - but it's quite amazing how much bigger it's gotten in the last four weeks! :-)
aya, you honestly look like you're all belly too, I don't think you need to be brave at all to post after dana, you both look great! I keep being astonished by how much our self perception varies from what other people see! You both still have nice well defined arms!
bella, I think as far as ptl, it really depends on the reason. It does seem like where both your mom and grandmother (on your mom's side, I assume - I think your father's mother would be less relevant, although I don't necessarily know why I think that...) were early it does make it more likely you'll be early too. I'm pretty convinced I'm going to be late because my mom was over a week late with both me and my sis, and my sis was right around a week late with both of hers. And with Antony I showed no signs of going into labor at 39.5 weeks.
apples, I have also heard two weeks. They will start doing non-stress tests after 40 weeks to make sure that the baby is doing okay, as long as those are fine they'll let you go for a while. You'll get more and more pressure to induce as you get closer to 42 weeks, but honestly I don't know many people who have made it there. Most tend to be within a week after their due date... Do you know if your babe is head down? Fwiw, I think the sex thing has been pretty much disproven... but if you feel like it, it won't hurt :-)
ks, I don't know for sure that going early or late is genetic, but I tend to think it is... unfortunate for those of us that have late predecessors. I feel like it's better to anticipate going late though - that way you can be pleasantly surprised if you're early, but not necessarily so disappointed or antsy if you do end up going late.
gina, I was also very hungry in the first tri (although less so this time than last) - I joked that I was like a hobbit, with second breakfast, second lunch... If you're hungry, it really is a good idea to eat, it's definitely your body and baby letting you know what it needs! I have kept up with exercising both pg - as long as you don't overdo it, it really is good for you and your baby. Check out the book "exercising through your pregnancy" if you're interested - the author, Dr. Clapp, ran some clinical trials comparing exercisers with non-exercisers, and the list of benefits for you both is quite astonishing!
kitty, I"m so happy for you being almost out of the first tri!!! Big milestone :-) It is very normal not to have another u/s until 18-20 weeks, and none after that, most places will do u/s later than 20 weeks if there's some kind of problem like a suspected breech baby or placenta previa (when your placenta is over your cervix), but not for a normal pg.
resa, good luck at your u/s!!! I'm sure your little guy is just fine, but it will be nice to know that for sure. I've also had a few dreams about my ex... very bizarre!
Here's my pic from the wedding this weekend. I had to go back to the room after the ceremony to change my shoes, my feet in my heels were *killing* me! Hence the not-so-chic footwear ;-)
07-29-2008, 08:57 PM #1974klc2007Registered Userhas no status.
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Dana, Aya & Nico - Too cute. All of you look all belly to me. I seem to remember myself getting fatter legs, arms, butt, etc.... In fact a lot of it is still here
Apples - My sister went one week late and then they induced her. My mom had my brother before they'd do that (40 years ago). He was 3 weeks over do and 11 pounds, 4 oz
07-29-2008, 09:08 PM #1975
Dana - u look adorable
Aya - you look so radiant
Nico - love the pic and the dress and i really like your hair long... i think th e stomach on fire was heartburn... i think baby at this stage puts a lot of pressure and if u sleep worng body lets u know .. for me labor was like pms cramps instensified by 10... my back hurt a lot too
Apples - let us know aboout your appointment... hopefully u wont go too much over.
Gina - what kind of food hel p the nausea.... my has just reared its ugly head and so far only brown bread and sunflwer seed help
cycle - i know dreams get very vivid.... i kept chasing murderers and gangsters... think i watched too much law and order those
will catch up later .... got to run for dinner
hi to everyone i missed
07-29-2008, 09:13 PM #1976
twiggy, I keep forgetting that you're on the west coast - I feel like everyone is in my time zone ;-) I'm pretty sure it wasn't heartburn - when I've had that, it's been much more localized and felt like it was on top of my belly, whereas this was all over, and my back as well. Fortunately it hasn't happened again, although I will ask my doc about it on Thurs. I'm sorry your nausea has picked up again, and wish I had some suggestions - for me it was just about avoiding getting hungry, but mine really wasn't that bad.
Past my bedtime as usual - ttytm :-)
07-30-2008, 06:54 AM #1977
klc, for sure your arms look great, I remember thinking that from the pic you posted of you and the girls from quite a while ago!!! I really do think that we all have skewed lenses that we view our own bodies through!
07-30-2008, 07:36 AM #1978danaesbRegistered Userhas no status.
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thanks for the compliments on the belly and nursery! For real ya'll are good for the ego! and trust me, it has accumulated in my arms and thighs as well.
aya, you look awesome! I feel like you really popped since the last pics you posted, and I love your shirt! not to mention those adorable little slippers and the fairy costume!!
mamamolly, good luck on your next ivf!!!!
bella, we have lots of stuff going on in August, and my due date is 8/30, so I was adamant that we'd have the nursery done by the end of this month. A guy is coming out to hang new closet doors today, and we are picking up the rugs tomorrow, then it will be officially finished unless my mom and I paint when they come visit, which is the plan.
ksgirl, what a pain in the @ss about the furniture! how "off" are they? They've got to be somewhat similar, right? I'm sure once you get everything else done in there it won't even catch the eye. and like my mom said, they'll mess it up anyway. this adorable little nursery will become a maelstrom of plastic toys in primary colors!
nic, you look so beautiful, and i agree with twiggy, your hair is just lovely. i'm impressed you were dancing the night away!
1kitty, congrats on finishing up the first tri!! what a great feeling. I also had a ton of early ultrasounds, then one at 18.5 weeks, and none since then.
apples, how was the drs. appt? As far as how long they'll "let" you go (you know my opinion on whether doctors actually have dominion over our bodies), 2 weeks past the due date is still within the realm of a normal gestational period, it really isn't even "late." So unless there is something wrong with the baby, I don't know why they would induce before then - but of course many doctors' rule of thumb is less than 2 weeks. I have a friend whose doctor wouldn't "let" people go a week past their edd. I have another friend though who went over two weeks past because she didn't want to go through induction and there was no indication there was anythign wrong with her baby.
gina, the website is babyhomepages dot net - you can set it up for free really easily. I actually paid some small fee so that i didn't have to have advertisement on the site. as for exercise, I quit running and the gym in order to get pregnant and only walked and did yoga. in the first trimester i felt too ill to do much more than walking daily. once i hit the second tri though i started going back to the gym - not doing a ton, just the elliptical for 30-45 min 3-4 times a week.
resa, how are you feeling now that you are in the home stretch? It is nice having someone who is right there in the same timeline! i'm sure your u/s tomorrow will be great, i look forward to hearing the good news.
happy hump day!
07-30-2008, 07:47 AM #1979ks girlRegistered Userhas no status.
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dana-The difference in colors of the crib and changing table are definitely noticeable. The changing table is a very dark brown and the crib is more of a cherry. We are using a dresser we already had and it is kind of in between the two. Oh well. Like you said, once we get everything in there, no one (except me) will probably notice it.
07-30-2008, 09:07 AM #1980
apples, I was just looking at an old file I had of people's due dates and when they actually delivered. 10/20 went past their due date (2 of the pre-due date births were scheduled C's), 9/10 of those were within a week of their due date, the other one friend went 16 days past her due date, and I believe she was induced at that point. Interestingly, her son was about average size at that time!
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