Whoops...there is only an hour left to Monday. Oh well..
EDD March 7
Week 16 1/2
Nausea and vomiting...though going away a little bit. I have a feeling I won't get away from it completely though. My breasts are HUGE. I didn't even realize. I went up an entire size already. I went to Victoria Secret and had them measure me because my bras weren't working anymore and then I found out why...hmm...
Constipated still...very tired about middle of the day...slight increase in appetitte.
14 weeks (monday) my due date is between march 22-24, each Dr gives me a different day.
Boobs are still sore and growing. Belly has popped, otherwise feel great. Except for dealing with my chronic back pain that has flared up. not a good time to show its ugly face
Starting to experience more nausea from time to time nowadays, never really have too much of an appetite, nosebleeds (about 1/week), tired during by mid-day but can't ever seem to get a good nights sleep (I hate sleeping on my side), no change yet in breast size which I find very odd, tummy is sticking out a bit now so I bought a bella band for my pants...looks like I only have a couple more weeks in my normal clothes.
Appetite comes and goes. Toss and turn all night and mostly end up on my back. I have beeninmaternit clothes sinc eabout 8 weeks. Always seems to get very tired around 1 o'clock. Hopefully we will find out the sex next week.
Feeling alot better the last couple weeks than i have been.... sometimes i almost forget i am preggo.... more frequent headaches and UGH i hate sleeping on my sides.... Still seem to get tired through out the day, but other than that things are great!
Honestly, I don't feel pregnant. I am feeling really good. We were supposed to find out the sex this Friday (17w5d) but they said that was going to be too early to be 100% sure, so we had to move it to Oct. 3 (18w4d). Oh well!
I am super uncomfortable sleeping on my left side (never use to be prior to being pregnant). Now, I toss and turn all night. I am a freaking insomniac!!
I just got back from my doctor's appt. and the heartbeat was 151!! Everything looks good, but I think I'm gaining too much weight! Yikes! Too many carbs...my body's not used to it! But I feel pretty good so that's okay! Hope all is well with everyone!
Still crazy sick. Dr decided to extend my progestrone medication two more weeks. We find out the sex on October 31st. Starting to get baby hand downs from family. Makes everything much more real. I'm looking things realizing a little baby will be sleeping in there. Wondering where I'm going to put everything that's mine and everything's that's the baby's. The realization is really starting to hit home that we're going to have a baby. A baby. It just blows my mind. I'm going to get a flu shot soon, anyone else going to? My doctor said that it's up to me but everything I read says that pregnant women really should. I'm having a little trouble finding one that doesn't have preserveatives and that isn't a live virus but if I haven't found it on my own then I will ask my Dr at my next appt.
I am getting a flu shot. It is important to get one during pregnancy. I am not sure what you mean by you are trying to find one that isn't a live virus? As far as I know... the vaccine has to be a live virus for it to be a vaccine. I haven't heard of one that isn't... maybe your doctor knows more.
I am getting a flu shot too. I am just going to wait until middle october or closer to november because I read that was the best time to be sure it lasts all flu season. Last February I got the worst flu of my life! And I ALWAYS get the flu shot...but I read that they guessed the wrong strain of flu and that is why there was the flu pandemic last year. Anyways, lets hope they get it right this year!!
I am glad to read that several of you are getting your belly. I kinda am too...some days more than others but I didn't know if it was too early to have a belly?? I guess not! I am glad. :) I haven't really gained weight but my weight has switched from other parts to my belly. Being so sick has made it hard to have excess weight..but I am sure that won't last long.
Hi! Sorry I am late - I am traveling this week for work.
EDD: Mar 19
I think I did pop - well - i can't fake the pooch anymore - it is just there. I came to our San Francisco office this week and people were TALKING ABOUT ME ;-) asking others if i was preggers. haha. I love that! I still get headaches, i will go a few days without one and then it comes and lasts for 2 days. My boobs are still livin large - and to be honest, they don't look that pretty - all veiny and even red from capilaries. The color is all weird. At night my veins kick up ALL OVER - bright blue - in my arms, hips, boobs - EVEN belly!
I still have lots of little burps, but it is subsiding a bit. My 16 week is next Friday - just can't wait to see the little peanut and know things are going well.
I decided to wear black as much as i can - black and fitting stuff / cotton stuff. Slimming but still shows the belly. Being in the office all week, I can not wear my normal sweats.
This is what I found out on babycenter.com (which is a great site... I love the fact that it will tell me what size my baby is in food... this week it's the size of a lemon... next week an apple!) http://www.babycenter.com/slideshow-baby-size Anyway, back to the flu shot.. this is what I found out about the live virus which follows what my doctor said but again, I'm having trouble finding it...
Should I get a flu shot when I'm pregnant?
Ann Linden, certified nurse-midwife
Yes. Both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recommend a flu shot for women who will be pregnant during flu season (October to mid-May). That's because if you get the flu while you're pregnant, you're more likely to have serious complications, such as pneumonia, that could put you and your baby at risk.
Get your flu shot as early in the season as possible. Your caregiver should offer you one at a regularly scheduled prenatal visit. (Ask for one if she doesn't.) The vaccine changes every year, so you'll need one even if you've had it in previous years.
Flu shots may be available in September, but are usually given in October and November. If you miss that window, you can still get one — and the sooner the better. Keep in mind that the vaccine won't be fully effective for two weeks afterward.
You may have heard it's best to wait until your second trimester to get the flu shot, but that's not the case. Both the CDC and ACOG now recommend the shot, which is made with inactivated (killed) virus, at any time during pregnancy. (Pregnant women shouldn't receive the nasal-spray vaccine, which is made with live virus.)
Some moms-to-be are concerned about the preservative thimerosal, used in some flu shots. The CDC has found no convincing evidence of harm resulting from exposure to this preservative in vaccines, and both the CDC and ACOG say the benefits of the flu shot outweigh the theoretical risk, if any, from thimerosal. If you're worried about it, though, ask your provider if you can get a dose of thimerosal-free flu vaccine. There's more of it around this year than in previous years, but it's still not available everywhere.
Wow... I had no idea it mattered! No one has ever mentioned this before... I will have to talk to my OB about it next week at my appt. Wouldn't your OB be providing the non-live form of the vaccine? I would check with them since they are the ones who recommended the non-live version. My OB offers them, but I am not sure if it is the live version or not? I was under the impression that a vaccine was a live form of the disease... that's why we are immune once we have it in our bodies, but apparently I was wrong! hahaha
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