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08 July 2008 @ 06:42 pm
I posted this a while ago, but since there are new mommies on here, I thought I'd post it again..

Theres a really active forum I'm into for women that are pregnant, trying to conceive and moms. The women in there are really nice and they're all ages so its not just for one specific age group.. its free to join and you can start posting right away. There are topics on EVERYTHING! its really fun, so I hope you join

my name on there is jessicaknispel :)

 
 
26 June 2008 @ 06:46 pm
How far along are you?
31 weeks, 2 days

What symptoms are you experiencing?
occasional headaches, constant racing & pounding heartbeat, VERY sore in my lower abdomen... I know last time the doc checked she said his head was really low, so that's probly why I waddle and can't get out of cars. :) 

How are you feeling?
tired, but good. i'm happy that the end is near!

Any Dr. appointments/ultrasounds/tests this past week and how did they go?
nope, just got out of the hospital on Monday night but i do have an appointment next week.

Anything big happening in your personal life (moving, work related, etc..)
First baby shower is on Sunday! I'm super excited :D Then I start moving into my new apartment on July 1st.

Any questions you want to ask?
Nope.

Any belly pics from this week?


Any food cravings?
Peanut M&Ms and ice cream bars... anything with sugar makes me drool!

Tell us your favorite thing about your pregnancy this week!
Trying to figure out which part of baby is where. Lol 
 
 
 
24 June 2008 @ 10:28 pm
How far along are you?
33W5D.

What symptoms are you experiencing?
slight swelling in feet and hands, insomnia/weird sleeping patterns, heart burn, peeing constantlyyyy.

How are you feeling?
generally good...HUGE.

Any Dr. appointments/ultrasounds/tests this past week and how did they go?
no, but i'll have my monthly check up with the midwife tomorrow and i'm pretty sure, after that, i am going to begin seeing the midwife every two weeks.

Anything big happening in your personal life (moving, work related, etc..)
not really. just trying to prepare (ourselves and our home) for this baby.

Any questions you want to ask?
nope.

Any belly pics from this week?
yes...click, clickCollapse )

Any food cravings?
fruit snacks, fruit, icy cold drinks, and fla-vor-ice. basically cold, sweet, fruity things. i think it has sommething to do with the heat.

Tell us your favorite thing about your pregnancy this week!
we had our second child birth class tonight and practiced some breathing techniques and got to include our partners/husbands in the process. it was really nice to relax with mark and focus on and practice preparing for the day our little one is born. it was especially nice that, afterward, my husband said he really enjoyed it and was excited about it. :)
 
 
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31 May 2008 @ 09:26 pm
last night, while cooking, i, without really thinking about it, used my belly to nudge a bowl away from the edge of a counter.

my husband happened to catch this and joked, "already putting the baby to work! good."

:)
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09 May 2008 @ 11:44 am
How far along are you?
27W1D.

What symptoms are you experiencing?
itchy dry skin (especially on my hands), i'm starting to feel aches around my lower ribs and around my back in the same area, stronger kicks and more profound movements.

How are you feeling?
been nesting and feeling schleepy and achey if i push myself too hard but, over all, i feel pretty great. less moody. :)

Any Dr. appointments/ultrasounds/tests this past week and how did they go?
i won't have any until the 28th. i do have a dentist's appointment on monday. i don't think i'm getting enough calcium because i had a tooth pretty much crack in half. thankfully, there's no pain there but i still need to get it checked out. :(

Anything big happening in your personal life (moving, work related, etc..)
mark and i just moved this past week. we only moved ten minutes away from our old place but it's been a bit of a handful getting things together and working on making this place a home. it's been good though. we've been blessed.

Any questions you want to ask?
i guess my only concern is that i feel "too big." it seems strangers are surprised to find out i'm not going to have my baby any day which concerns me a little. i want august to be a healthy baby and grow as much as he's supposed to in nine months but i don't want him to explode out of my belly!

Any belly pics from this week?
yes click, clickCollapse )

Any food cravings?
coffee (bad, i know), still enjoying the cold fruity drinks (preferably cherry and strawberry flavors), and i've been eating cinnamon life cereal pretty consistenly. appetite isn't as huge as it has been the past few weeks but i'm still eating fairly well. and i am still craving some good chicken fettucine alfredo and garlic bread.

Tell us your favorite thing about your pregnancy this week!
feeling more profound movements even though they still sort of freak me out sometimes. the other morning, from the outside, i felt what felt like a shoulder moving across the side of my tummy (could have been him turning/changing positions). and yesterday, while showering, i felt pretty consistent little pushes/kicks in the middle of my tummy toward the water. call it a cute, "oh baby is 'playing' in the water" sort of moment. i'd like to think that, but it could have also been a pissed, "mom quit directing me toward pelting hot water" sort of moment, too. that's kind of funny to think about.

i mean, no. no, it isn't.
 
 
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02 May 2008 @ 01:58 am
How far along are you?
23 weeks

What symptoms are you experiencing?
I have this soreness a couple inches above my bellybutton, which I'm guessing is from stretching

How are you feeling?
Pretty good :) The babies are moving a lot more; they still have their active and non-active days, but I do feel them much more often than I used to, which gives me peace of mind. I can't believe I'm only a week now from "viability." That just puts me closer to where I really want to be - at this point I'll be going to 38 weeks, but we'll see.

Any Dr. appointments/ultrasounds/tests this past week and how did they go?
Wednesday is my regular OB appointment (including 1-hour glucose test, yikes!), Thursday is the growth scan

Anything big happening in your personal life (moving, work related, family, etc.)?
Baby shower on Saturday

Any questions you want to ask?
Can you please add that I'm having twin girls on the user info chart? :)

Any belly pics from this week?
I haven't grown much at all for a few weeks. Other twin moms I've spoken to say that about this time they experienced a lull. I'm sure I'll pop soon enough!
Here's one:Collapse )

Any food cravings?

I could really use some veggies right about now - I don't feel like I've eaten healthy enough for the past couple of days!

Tell us your favorite thing about your pregnancy this week!

Watching my belly jump whenever one of the babies kicks hard enough
 
 
 
23 April 2008 @ 01:45 pm

Eating and LJ'ing, maybe I'll make it my new thing lol.

So I occasionally lament that I'll be hugely pregnant during most of the late Spring and Summer when it'll be the season for skimpier and sexier clothes, but that's how it turned out based on our not wanting our children spaced apart too far and on our always getting pregnant quickly. At least we august mommies can all be comfortable by being at our largest during the season when we'll be wearing the fewest and lightest clothes. I'm an attorney, and so my work attire doesn't change significantly anyway. Materials change to lighter ones and sleeves to shorter ones and I wear only skirts in the nicer weather but suits are essentially suits and air conditioning keeps things reasonable. But home is where we can enjoy relaxing in something more comfortable than having heavily bundled big bellies in the Winter. :)

Now and again I tell Dan that I wish that I wasn't going to be so big in the Summer but he reminds me that he finds pregnant to be sexy much of the time and asks me to just pull out the cute and sometimes sexy maternity clothes that I had with my first pregnancy lol. He's also okay so long as he knows that we'll still continue to, um, have "fun" whenever it's comfortable for me lol.

Have to return to work. Still a long day ahead of me today.


Ta ladies,
Catherine

 
 
Current Location: Work
Current Mood: tiredtired
Current Music: Wagner
 
 
01 April 2008 @ 10:19 am
How far along are you?
21W5D.

What symptoms are you experiencing?
occassional headaches, slight nausea (however, it seems both can be prevented if i don't wait too long before eating).

How are you feeling?
really good. :)

Any Dr. appointments/ultrasounds/tests this past week and how did they go?
had the big ultra sound to check in on baby (everything looks good!) and find out the sex. meet august ryan retzloff!Collapse )

Anything big happening in your personal life (moving, work related, family, etc.)
still talking about moving and my husband is looking at possibly switching jobs. not too stressful (as of yet, anyway).

Any questions you want to ask?
have any of you been doing pre-natal music therapy with your little one? i know this is a broad question but i was just curious for any information on it as it's something we'd like to start pretty seriously with ours.

Any belly pics from this week?
yes >> click, clickCollapse )

Any food cravings?
no crazy ones. still sweets and big macs. i've also had a taste for ramen a few times this week which is a bit unusual as i rarely want it.

Tell us your favorite thing about your pregnancy this week!
my husband got to feel the baby move for the first time a few days ago. that was pretty awesome. his eyes about bugged out of his head! and, ofcourse, getting to find out baby's sex and have a better idea about this little one inside of me.
 
 
Current Mood: cheerfulcheerful
 
 
 
05 March 2008 @ 12:40 am
How far along are you?
seventeen weeks.

What symptoms are you experiencing?
muscle aches (esp. in my lower back), round ligament pains, mild nausea (that, unfortunately, has returned after being gone for three weeks), occasional consteepation.

How are you feeling?
pretty good, however, i spent most of today on my feet cleaning the house so my muscle are soooore.

Any Dr. appointments/ultrasounds/tests this past week and how did they go?
none this week. our next one won't be until march 24th for afp testing and an ultra sound to find out the sex of the baby. canNOT wait.

Anything big happening in your personal life (moving, work related, family, etc.)?
my husband and i are about to go back home to houston from wednesday until monday and, right when we get back, we'll be entertaining my sister and her friend who are coming in from austin! going to be a busy next couple of weeks but i'm looking forward to it.

Any questions you want to ask?
no.

Any belly pics from this week?
yesh >> CLICK.Collapse )

Any food cravings?
jelly belly sours, cold/sweet fruit, oreos with milk, and flaming hot cheetos even though they give me heart burn. :(

Tell us your favorite thing about your pregnancy this week!
i'm showing more and i've been feeling the baby move daily. :D :D
 
 
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29 February 2008 @ 01:10 pm
how far along are you? 16W3D.

what symptoms are you experiencing? occasional constipation (however milder the past couple weeks than it has been the past month), round ligmant pains, aching muscles.

how are you feeling? good for the most part. nausea went away about a month ago however, i've thrown up a lot the past two nights. :i

any appointments this week and how did they go? none this week. won't have one until the end of march for afl testing and an ultra sound where we'll hopefully find out the sex of the baby.

anything big going on in your personal life? going out of town this coming week for a wedding in houston (my hometown) and then my sister and a friend of hers are coming to stay with us for a week the day that we get back. not huge but it's something out of the ordinary.

any questions? yesh...

1) is it normal to pretty much say bye to nausea for over a month and then suddenly have the nausea/throwing up that i've had the past two nights?

2) i'm a tummy sleeper but have been trying hard to stay off my tummy the past week. i've tried a pillow between the legs which works sometimes but not consistently. i'm often awoken in the middle of the night on my back which, i've read, is not a good position to be in for extended periods of time. i'm not getting very good consistent sleep and it's causing some back pains when i wake in the morning. does anyone have any suggestions? i know there are pillows i could purchase but i'd rather ask those who've used them and have had good experiences.

would really appreciate any help-- thanks!!! <3


any belly pictures? none that i'd like to share just yet. soon.

Food cravings? jelly belly sours, mc donalds french fries, milk, and sweet/cold fruits.

Favorite thing this week about being pregnant? feeling the baby move!! i think i've been feeling it for about a week now but wasn't sure if i was confusing it for gas or whatever. however, what i'm feeling is definitely not gas or round ligament pain. my husband and i also got to hear the baby's heart beat for the first time last week. we're both pretty stinken' excited. :)
 
 
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