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Old 10-12-2012, 03:46 AM   #41
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joining you ladies I've been lurking for a while. I hit the 12wk mark on Saturday & have my 1st MW appointment tomorrow (I do homebirths). I've got a little belly, so people I see on a daily basis have been told. I'm not out on facebook & I'm not sure when I'll do that yet. Looking forward to hearing a little heartbeat tomorrow.
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Okay this is my first time around at this... but someone please explain to me why it seems to be practically a sin to be pregnant and want attractive clothing.

I started looking at mat clothing last weekend... Pants aren't overly painful... though half of them seem to add an extra month or two to my pregnancy. I HATE 95% of the tops. The drapey look is just not what i"m looking for... maybe when I actually have a big belly. Right now... NO.

And then there's a matter of a coat... it's hovering around freezing and snowing here. The midweight fall coats the maternity stores here have are just not going to cut it... not now and most definatly not in January.

I swear the next person who says anything along the lines of "oh just buy a few sizes up/plus size who cares what it looks like" is going to die. I CARE WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE. I already feel fat and icky why on earth would i want to get clothing that make look me worse too.

I shop at target and.consignment shops. I found some super cute things at a local resale place.

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I just got home from my midwife appt today. So excited to hear the heartbeat! 165 Now it seems a bit more real, if you know what I mean, just in case the horrible morning/ all day sickness meant nothing, lol.
Yay for hb!! Feel better soon!
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I totally know what you mean! I keep getting this feeling that I've been throwing up and feeling awful for nothing! It was so reassuring to hear the heartbeat!

Yesterday I spent 6 hours in the emergency room. The morning sickness got out of hand again and I got dehydrated and couldn't keep anything down. It took them 9 tries by 3 different nurses to get the IV in. I'm covered in bruises today, but feeling much better!!
So, so sorry. Hope the weekend is better!


Afm: insomnia. It 445am. Been awake since 215.
Had an appt today. Bp was 104\68 & hr was 144bpm!
& I found out I get an u/s for free! Thought if I wanted a 20w scan I'd pay out of pocket $450. Nov 19th!!!

15w and feeling okay.

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Old 10-12-2012, 07:38 AM   #42
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Totally kwym. I guess that's a good thing about getting a decent bump fairly quick - I start fitting in mat stuff I've been in mat jeans since 6-8 weeks, but I just started getting my mat shirts out. I like wearing my normal shirts and t's, but I also found some fitted (read: not flowy and tent-like) mat shirts at Thyme Maternity and Old Navy.

I'm scared reading your description of the winter jackets out there! I really am going to need a good, warm jacket (-40 is really darn cold!). I managed (barely) to get through the winters in my normal jacket with Isaac and Levi... but seriously... barely. I don't think there's any way I can get through with an april baby!
I'm headed back out this weekend... what's left of my shirts that fit aren't going ot make it long. I do prefer very fitted stuff so that means a lot of stuff is not fitting a lot faster.

The coat... well Thyme has some heavier looking ones on the website but i haven't seem them in a store yet. People keep saying to me oh don't worry your temp will go up as you get furthur a long... which if it does great but I'm not counting on it. I'm NEVER warm... I actually have a lower body temp found that out when I started charting. NOrmal body temp for me is a fever... the doctors never want to believe me.

I'm going to try a few of the more "boutique" type mat shops here... but I suspect the prices will send me running. COnsignment seemst to be a dirty word though... best I've found is a few kids consignment places that have a maternity "section" this seems to translate in to small rack at the back that has NEVER been orgnaized.

I get we're a captive market and all... but couldn't they atleast try and make nice things for us.
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Old 10-12-2012, 08:35 AM   #43
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a bit bummed. we didn't get to hear a heartbeat at my appointment yesterday I have a tilted uterus, so the same thing happened w/ DD. I'm going back in 2 wks for a quick listed appointment.

SUPER excited a very sweet mama from my DDC w/ DS sent me a box of maternity stuff to borrow. I donated everything after DS b/c we thought we were done. So grateful. I also got my old navy mat stuff in the mail, so I should be all set. I don't need any of it yet but I'm going to wash it all this weekend, so I'm ready when the morning comes where I can't get my pants closed
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Yesterday I spent 6 hours in the emergency room. The morning sickness got out of hand again and I got dehydrated and couldn't keep anything down. It took them 9 tries by 3 different nurses to get the IV in. I'm covered in bruises today, but feeling much better!!
OMGoodness! I'm so glad you're feeling better today! for no more bad days like that again. Poor mama.

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As for maternity clothes--I feel like they are always so cute and stylish when I am not pregnant and the moment I get preggers they put out the ugliest clothes!

I am still using most of the mat stuff I got with my first couple pregnancies. I get a couple new things with each pregnancy (well, or new-to-me things), but I kept pretty much everything from over the years. I don't wear it all the time, so even though it's the same clothes it seems like a new wardrobe when I pull it all out again

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Afm: insomnia. It 445am. Been awake since 215.
Had an appt today. Bp was 104\68 & hr was 144bpm!
& I found out I get an u/s for free! Thought if I wanted a 20w scan I'd pay out of pocket $450. Nov 19th!!!

15w and feeling okay.
for a great appt, and for no paying for that u/s! Nov 19th is... like... really not that far away!!!

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I'm headed back out this weekend... what's left of my shirts that fit aren't going ot make it long. I do prefer very fitted stuff so that means a lot of stuff is not fitting a lot faster.

The coat... well Thyme has some heavier looking ones on the website but i haven't seem them in a store yet. People keep saying to me oh don't worry your temp will go up as you get furthur a long... which if it does great but I'm not counting on it. I'm NEVER warm... I actually have a lower body temp found that out when I started charting. NOrmal body temp for me is a fever... the doctors never want to believe me.
Do you have an ON there? They're shirts are nicely fitted, imo - not super tight through the belly (when not pregnant, I mean), but mine are still fitting me now (though tighter, obviously) - these are just their normal t's, I mean. Some ON stores also have a mat section - those shirts are great, too. I find they do stretch a bit after a couple wears, but then I put them in the dryer at the next wash and they're tighter/snugger again (without being shorter!), kwim?

I'm hoping to get to Thyme and check out their winter stuff when DH and I get to the city for our anniversary - that won't be for a few weeks, but still.
That's a good point about being warmer - I all ready am at times, and I get really warm later on. But I don't think warm enough to make it with my normal jackets unzipped in Feb! I'll have to find something, somewhere, to wear. And I kwym - I don't want to just buy a bigger size normal jacket I gotta be out in -40 weather, I might as well try to look somewhat cute still!

AFM: Nothing today! Oy, I'm happy for a day to just sit around and not have to worry about getting anyone out of the house after school or supper.
This weekend will be busy, again, though. We've got to get stuff for Zech's birthday (on Tuesday), get some fall boots for me and some of the kids, and we really need to get looking at halloween costumes for the older kids. Ugh. Ah well, in another month or so all the birthdays and halloween stuff will be done and I can just start pulling out xmas stuff - Christmas!
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SUPER excited a very sweet mama from my DDC w/ DS sent me a box of maternity stuff to borrow. I donated everything after DS b/c we thought we were done. So grateful. I also got my old navy mat stuff in the mail, so I should be all set. I don't need any of it yet but I'm going to wash it all this weekend, so I'm ready when the morning comes where I can't get my pants closed
that's awesome! woot for new (at least to you!) clothes!!
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Finally changed my appt to the place that has u/s just in case. So Check!

I am having such knee and joint pain today BOO!!!!!

I usually do when it is humid out I need to check the chance of rain. I was a college athlete and my body took such a pounding toll so I usually have joint pain. But joint pain while preggers is worse. I never take anything for it anyway but just so inconvenient!
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Finally changed my appt to the place that has u/s just in case. So Check!

I am having such knee and joint pain today BOO!!!!!

I usually do when it is humid out I need to check the chance of rain. I was a college athlete and my body took such a pounding toll so I usually have joint pain. But joint pain while preggers is worse. I never take anything for it anyway but just so inconvenient!
When is that appt?

Ugh. I kwym about the knee/join pain - I get it, too, the day before it is going to rain. I guess there is something to that wive's tale about old men's knees predicting the weather!
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When is that appt?

Ugh. I kwym about the knee/join pain - I get it, too, the day before it is going to rain. I guess there is something to that wive's tale about old men's knees predicting the weather!
It is only a day sooner--Oct 30th but I feel good about it.

I use to tell everyone I am more accurate then the weather man.
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Afm: insomnia. It 445am. Been awake since 215.
Had an appt today. Bp was 104\68 & hr was 144bpm!
& I found out I get an u/s for free! Thought if I wanted a 20w scan I'd pay out of pocket $450. Nov 19th!!!

15w and feeling okay.
Yay for free u/s! Ours will cost us upwards of $600 if we decide to do it Stupid high deductible plan Glad you are feeling ok, despite insomnia
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This is my first pregnancy so excuse the ignorance! I haven't had any cravings yet, should I be? also is anyone else still puking?? I still take zofran most days I'm 15 weeks and 3 days.
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