My name is Amanda. I have a wonderful husband and a 4 year old DD. I am expecting #2, after a miscarriage in April of 2008. I am very excited, and we are hoping for a boy, to even out the score in our house.
I am definately showing and wearing maternity clothes. I cant believe how much bigger I am, than I was with baby #1. I have not gained any weight yet, but Im sure that this is coming. I am ALL belly right now.
I crave salt, fruit, apple juice, and Chicken Wings with Ranch (weird I know).
Anyone else out there?
i'm almost 18 weeks. In some clothes, you can REALLY tell, in others, not so much. I'm craving sour things, mostly. This is my first baby. We're hoping for a boy, but will be just as happy for a girl too!
Have you been sleeping well? I've been trying so hard to sleep on my side, but it's tough.
Hi Amanda! Congrats on your 2nd I'm around 15 weeks with my first.. I was already pretty heavyset, so I can't tell if I'm showing yet (and I'm afraid to ask anyone else, really.. lol). I haven't had any strong cravings yet, apart from constantly wanting to drink orange juice or eat oranges. And, Brit - I'm having a hard time with side-sleeping.. I keep wanting to kind of lay on my stomach more than my side. Argh!
Congrats to everyone. Wishes for happy and safe pregnancys
I am just now having trouble with sleeping, I just cant get comfortable. I am normally a belly sleeper so I have to consciously try to sleep on my left side. Its not an easy task. Since I am going into my 16th week, it now gets important because of the blood flow.
To juststardust, sounds like you are having cravings, orange juice is a common craving. With my DD I craved only tomatoes. I ate them raw, cooked, in sauce, etc. It didnt matter, as long as I was eating tomatoes. As far as showing, It takes longer to show with your 1st, than it does your second. Something about your body knowing what to do. I didnt start showing with my DD until I was about 6 months along. This one started right away. You will know because your pants/shorts will start to feel snug and you will have a hard time zipping up. When this happens, your baby is showing (Yeah!!!!) Since I am on round two, please feel free to ask any questions you may have. Since I dont know you, dont be afraid to ask the gross stuff either. It is better than a face to face I think.
This is still a salt baby. We have now discovered Salt and Vinegar potato chips. Yuck but MMMM. I am trying to watch my salt intake, because I know that I am craving it, and it isnt good for me, but I love those chips.
What about weight gain. The doctor said I that I have not gained any weight. How is everone else doing?
Well, I lost 13 pounds the first trimester because I was sick and I went on a diet for gestational diabetes. I was overweight before I got pregnant, and I was scared to death that I would get the diabetes. The doctor said if I was that worried, we could go ahead and start the diet to prevent it. SO... I lost 13 pounds. Since the last doctor's appt, I've gained 2 pounds back. My next doc appt is Wednesday. I'll be 19 weeks, and I wish they would check the gender, but they said not until next time. Booger faces.
I'm definitely showing, but not a whole lot. I'm sure within the next month or so I will be showing a lot more.
I finally watched a delivery video this weekend (something I've been putting off). When I was in High School, they made us watch one in health class and it freaked me out. I guess the years that have passed since then have helped, because it wasn't NEARLY as bad as I remembered.
Hi lena241, congrats!! I'm pregnant with my first and due 1/7/08. Like brittnee I have been craving sour!! I can't get enough of sour patch kids (although I try not to eat them by the handful for fear my teeth will rot out - lol). I also crave salty (I love salt and vinagar chips.....oh they taste so good but soooo much sodium)....Why can't I crave broccoli or something healthy?!?!
Britnee, you are a brave woman to watch a delivery video, I am avoiding that at all costs right now! :-)
haha...thanks! I told my husband last night that if I didn't watch it eventually, I would just flip out more and more as it got closer. It really wasn't THAT bad. I still don't want anyone in the room except my husband. My Sister in law had her mom in there, so (of course) my husband's mom expects to get to be in there with us, too. Negative. I'd rather die. haha. Seriously, though... it's all OUT there. Are any of you having your family members in the room?
My hubby's family all live out of state and my family is about an hour away so most likely it will be just the two of us (which is fine). My dh comes from a big, close-knit family so if they lived near us there would be about 20 people wanting to be in the room! (I dont' think so!!)
Gostomskiart: I havent tried the Sour Patch Kids, but Im going to. Sounds yummy. Have you tried Lemon Heads (Be careful not to eat too many, your tongue will get raw)
Still going strong with the cravings. Salt and Vinegar chip craving is fading, thank God. My jaw hurt from eating those things.
Its weird because I usually dont eat alot. I feel like all Im doing is stuffing my face. I told my DH that this is definately his child because all the "Fat Child" wants to do is eat. Honestly, I dont know how I havent gained any weight, its almost ridiculous. The girls at work were laughing at me today because I have been eating soo much.
I am only 5'2" and pre-pregnancy I weighed 118-122. I am not a big person by any means. I just dont get it. Why is this child sooo hungry?????
I have also been watching deliveries, but the ones on Discovery Health channel. They dont show all the gross stuff, but I have been thru this before. The bad thing is, I dont remember if it hurt. My mom says that this is normal.
My next appointment is 8/27/08. I will schedule my ultrasound for the 1st or 2nd week in September. I want a Boy, but I think its another Girl (ahhhh)
*** Lets take a poll and see who is right and who is wrong. What do you think your having???? **
I say Girl for me
Hi Lena241, Oh I know what you mean about eating candy till your tongue is raw - lol. I am also not very big but can't get enough to eat. Maybe it has something to do with how much a baby takes from you (and if we are small to begin with then our bodies are telling us to eat more). My dh laughs at me cuz all I do is eat (then complain that I'm stuffed) then eat more (haha).
My ultrasound is this fri and we are finding out the sex. I've been thinking it is a boy so we'll find out soon! DH says if the baby is hiding and won't let us see the sex then we can get one of those 3d ultrasounds (hopefully we will find out this time though!) I'm so excited :-D