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I'm 16 weeks today. The baby seems to be growing fast, but this is our first, so everything's new.
I still have morning sickness, except always at night. That's not been fun. On top of that, I had some cramping that the doc and I finally decided had to do with the baby growing so fast, as well as some constipation. (TMI, sorry). Also back pain - I've never really had trouble with back pain before, so that's new. Also, even though I'm in my second trimester, I'm still SO TIRED! That's been a huge challenge, especially since I work kind of long hours (usually between 10-15 hours, 4 days a week).
We really haven't done much of the preparations, mostly because we're waiting to find out the baby's gender. I'll find out in four weeks! I'm sort of still in the "fat? or pregnant?" stage, where people who don't know arent' sure by looking at me.
Hey Maryeah, oh the joys of pregnancy! Reading back what I wrote when I started this post when pregnant with my second child (he's now 7 months old!), I have already forgotten some of the pains of pregnancy. Completely forgot about my carpel tunnel. That was terrible for like 3 months and I've already forgotten about it! And I had terrible heartburn. Never had that in my life except for the 9 months I was pregnant with him....not even with my first baby! I was tired with both my pregnancies, especially my second since I was taking care of a 2-year-old too. If I sat down for more than 3 minutes, i'd usually be asleep. Not kidding. Funny that after the baby is born, sure you're exhausted from getting up so much with an infant, but it is a different tiredness from pregnancy. I actually thought I felt better after I had him even though I only got sleep in 2 or 3 hour incriments for 3 months and getting over c-section surgery!
Oh and with him, the second trimester was worst. While I felt morning sickness during first pretty bad, I never actually threw up till second trimester....and a lot! Lovely. And I had cramping as he grew too. In fact, some at around 35 were so severe, i ended up in the hospital since I had bleeding too. Turned out, I was doubled over in pain that day because he had turned from breech to head down. And caused bleeding in the process. I was happy until 2 1/2 weeks later when I developed high blood pressure and had to have a c-section anyway!
Wow. Remembering all this is reminding me that we're done with 2 kids!
I'm 23 weeks now, and completely showing. We're having a boy! He's very active - I feel him kicking and moving every single day, and have since just before 20 weeks. It's exciting. Just yesterday my husband finally felt him moving around, too.
I'm craving sweets like MAD. It's so hard to eat healthy when all I want is a doughnut. I'm looking around now at newborn photographers (inspired by my best friend, who just had a little girl a short time ago.)
Thanks Ashley! We are so excited! :)
They are excited. They want this little one to be a girl so badly! They said that if it's a boy we can take it back and trade it for a little girl. lol. I'm hoping, for their sake, it's a girl this time. However, I'm sure once the baby is born, they won't care what gender I bring home. :)
Yes she would be!!
I'm feeling okay. Morning sickness started pretty early... but it's not too bad. saltines and myself have become the best-est of friends. :) Being so tired is the hardest part with the kiddo's... they just don't understand. But we are hanging on... and I'm sure it will get better after the 1st trimester is over.
Hello all, I'm 7 weeks with my first baby.. super excited. Feeling tired but thinking I need to get myself to be more active or I feel worse.. Yesterday bought a belly band since some of my pants are starting to feel tight; will see if that really works. Have my 1st official doctor appt this week.