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Pregnancy

Hi!

i'm not that new anymore in zh city but as I have no friends arounds

pretty difficult to share my new life experience...

So if your hormones also drives you crazy or that your man 's pretending

that he stills find you very sexy with more kilos on and that your mother

keeps comparing you to her best friend's daughter who's also pregnant but

so perfect that she will probably keeps playing tennis till her water breaks

please contact me!
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Old 14.08.2008, 11:14
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Re: Pregnancy

Perhaps you want to revive this thread?

Pregnant in Zurich? Want to meet up?

Good luck.
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Old 14.08.2008, 11:16
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Re: Pregnancy

First congratulations on being pregnant, i am not pregnant now, but have been twice, i put on so many kilos with my first baby, and my husband told me i was sexy all the time, i also had a hard time believing him at first, but in the end he did, and that was all that mattered. All that matters is taking good care of yourself, and your precious baby you are carrying, every pregnancy is different some people are tired, and some people have so much energy.
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Old 14.08.2008, 19:55
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Re: Pregnancy

You are still on our mailing list and we are a happy bunch meeting regularly so you are welcome to join

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Old 14.08.2008, 20:19
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Re: Pregnancy

(((((diedie)))))

I gained 88 pounds with my son - he was a whopping 9lbs 13 oz and 22 inches long. He was also a Caesarian so he looked like he was a month old and had been left there in the hospital by his parents, compared to the other babies.

I deliberately ate like a maniac when I was preganant because I kept reading that "older mothers have lower birth weight babies". I found it a wonderful time but if you need somebody to make you a cup of herbal tea and will tell you that you indeed look beautiful (my mother called me obese <sigh>) just send me a PM.

I was 5'2" and 120 lbs when I became preganant......I did lose it all and more. Pregnancy is a wondrous time - don't let anyone rob you of it's joy.
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Re: Pregnancy

thanx a lot for your advice!
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Old 25.08.2008, 23:47
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Re: Pregnancy

how u doin honey?
we shoukd meet up again soon...i bet you got a bit of a belly to show off now!

jenny xx
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Old 26.08.2008, 09:54
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Re: Pregnancy

hey!
you re back from england!great to hear from you!
belly's out now and im enjoying having nutella with some cheese and bacon ...sounds weird but i love it...baby's starting kicking...i know the sex now...
let me know when you're in the city!!!

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Old 26.08.2008, 10:37
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Ummm yummy!!!! i only craved ice lollies while i was pregnant with Jake! This week i wont be in the city but how about monday?? i have the day off so would just be me and Jake.
Let me know
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p.s cant wait to find out if its boy or girl!!!
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Old 26.08.2008, 10:42
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Re: Pregnancy

Hello,

I still have 5 weeks to go.... it's very long! But I have to admit, those 8 months passed very fast. So fast when I see myself in the mirror or in a window, I always have a shock to see that huge belly!

Am I the only one who doesn't enjoy pregnancy? Everytime I try to talk about it, it's like it is taboo to say that! Unbelievable.

I just hear how beautiful and great and magic and miraculous it is... yeah.... right!

With all the side effects, it is quite difficult to ''enjoy'':
  • Breast pain and swelling
  • Backpain
  • Constipation
  • Decoloration of skin
  • Dizziness
  • Fainting
  • Fatigue
  • Frequent urination
  • Lightheadedness
  • Loss or gain of appetite
  • Morning sickness
  • Nausea
  • Stretch marks
  • Tireness
  • Vomiting
  • Water Retention
  • Weakness
  • Weight Gain
And Thank God, I didn't get all of them.... I didn't vomit!

But to not be able to wear nice clothes (or MY normal clothes), to not be able to walk properly, to band, to go out without getting tired that quick, etc... It is a real pain for me. I am used to be in super shape, now I feel old and fat. I'm a beluga!

OK, please leave the speech on the side....

You know? THE speech!

How it is important to take weight, it is for the baby, it is worth it, bla bla bla!

I do know that, we ALL know that!

It is not because we know it, because we have to do it and because it is very important for the baby that we will stop to be self conscious of our own body and apparence!

I am pregnant! I'm gonna be a mommy!

But guess what? I'm still a woman and I still want to look great and pretty and good in my body!

So I think it is quite normal to feel that stress about our changing body!

When I try to talk about it to new moms.... it is difficult to get the real feeling about those issues...

It is all for the baby! Is it wonderful??? Wow!



The only thing I like about the pregnancy, the only ONE thing, it's to feel my baby inside of me. (Ok, except when she kicks me in the rib )

Nil the Beluga....
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Old 26.08.2008, 11:45
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Re: Pregnancy

Hello!

I am pretty much the same: I enjoy being pregnant (8 months now) and look forward to seeing the baby BUT feel like a HUGE whale and that feeling is sometimes hard to shake...

Especially when I look at photos of me I feel like crying... I am SO big...

People keep on saying that I am not and that I look healthy and blah blah blah... it is nice to hear but when I see my round face and fat arms I feel totally different...

Don't even want to know what it is like when oyu expereince all those symptoms... I, like you, had only a few...

And to think about doing this again for other children... hum... yes, I want many children but I will manage it differently and keep weight gain to a minimum next time

Keep the spirit high, it is almost over and meeting the little creature that is now kicking your ribs will be magical... apparently it will make us forget we ever felt this way

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Old 26.08.2008, 12:23
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Re: Pregnancy

I loved being pregnant with my two. I loved my HUGE belly both times, and I was lucky I didnít get any stretch marks. However I did vomit daily for 38 weeks with my first and 34 weeks with my 2nd . That certainly wasnít one of the plus sides. Iíd be doing ward rounds with the doctors and Iíd have to nip into the loo every now and then to be sick,Öand the really embarrassing thing is that Iím really really noisy. Iíd be in the WC (which always seem to have marvellous acoustics!!) with a whole team of drís outside, even the patients in the near bay could hear me !!! As much as I was embarrassed at the time, I can look back now and laugh about it.

Try to enjoy the remainder of your pregnancy, and know that you can get your body back to the way it was before you had your little passenger on board. Nearly all of the effects from pregnancy disappear once youíve had your baby, and when you hold them in your arms, you quickly forget all about what youíve had to go through. Good luck to all of you mums to be out there.
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Old 27.08.2008, 15:30
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Re: Pregnancy

Pregnancy F.A.Q

Q. When will my baby move?
A. With any luck, right after he finishes high school.

Q. How will I know if my vomiting is morning sickness or the flu?
A. If it's the flu, you'll get better.

Q. Since I became pregnant, my breasts, rear-end, and even my feet have grown. Is there anything that gets smaller during pregnancy?
A. Yes, your bladder.

Q. What is the most common pregnancy craving?
A. For men to be the ones who get pregnant.

Q. What is the most reliable method to determine a baby's sex?
A. Childbirth.

Q. The more pregnant I get, the more often strangers smile at me. Why?
A. 'Cause you're fatter than they are.

Q. My wife is five months pregnant and so moody that sometimes she's borderline irrational.
A. So what's your question?

Q. What's the difference between a nine-month pregnant woman and a model?
A. Nothing, if the pregnant woman's husband knows what's good for him.

Q. How long is the average woman in labor?
A. Whatever she says, divided by two.

Q. My childbirth instructor says it's not pain I'll feel during labor, but pressure. Is she right?
A. Yes, in the same way that a tornado might be called an air current.

Q. When is the best time to get an epidural?
A. Right after you find out you're pregnant.

Q. Is there any reason I have to be in the delivery room while my wife is in labor?
A. Not unless the word "alimony" means anything to you.

Q. What does it mean when the baby's head is crowning?
A. It means you feel as though not only a crown but the entire throne is trying to make its way out of you.

Q. Is there anything I should avoid while recovering from childbirth?
A. Yes, pregnancy.

Q. Does pregnancy cause hemorrhoids?
A. Pregnancy causes anything you want to blame it for.

Q. Where is the best place to store breast milk?
A. In your breasts.

Q. Is there a safe alternative to breast pumps?
A. Yes, baby lips.

Q. What does it mean when a baby is born with teeth?
A. It means that the baby's mother may want to rethink her plans to nurse.

Q. How does one sanitize nipples?
A. Bathe daily and wear a clean bra. It beats boiling them in a saucepan.

Q. What are the terrible twos?
A. Your breasts after baby stops nursing cold turkey.

Q. What is the best time to wean the baby from nursing?
A. When you see teeth marks.

Q. Do I have to have a baby shower?
A. Not if you change the baby's diaper very quickly.

Q. Our baby was born last week. When will my wife begin to feel and act normal again?
A. When the kids are in college.
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Old 27.08.2008, 15:33
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Ummm yummy!!!! i only craved ice lollies while i was pregnant with Jake! This week i wont be in the city but how about monday?? i have the day off so would just be me and Jake.
Let me know
Take care
Jenny

p.s cant wait to find out if its boy or girl!!!
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I'm free on monday afternoon Jenny! Send me a sms when you're in town!
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Old 31.08.2008, 00:11
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Re: Pregnancy_Story from a stayed-at -home mother of 4!

Last July, when the sun beat down as we frolicked poolside during the days and grilled dinner in the evenings, my pregnancy test turned out positive. My husband and I joyfully announced that we would be expecting our fourth child soon, and everyone eagerly congratulated us. I had forgotten how slow "soon" can be. Our family has since celebrated everthing from Independence Day to Easter. It's been a while; and, frankly, I need "soon" to be "now".

Sentimentally speaking, it's incredibly exciting to be meeting our new baby...and we are anxious to cuddle her...and the equipment is all unpacked and assembled...and there's just so many times the tiny clothes can be refolded.

But really-
The lifestyle with an infant of averaging seven hours of sleep (...weekly), being readily armed 24/7 to clean a nasty bum, and having my sore breasts fully-loaded upon demand sounds pretty good compared to how I'm feeling now.

Here is my list of No. 1 Pregnancy Enemies:
Swelling you call it? I haven't seen my ankles since October, though I am told they're still in there somewhere. My wedding bands were removed around New Year's with the aid of more butter than they use in a batch of Krispy Kremes.
I read a recent study that the woman's spine is wondrously designed to support her blossoming belly during pregnancy. Mine has been screaming "I SURRENDER" since the second trimester. I never stray more than ten feet from my heating pad, and I don't care if it matches my shoes when going out.
Being my fourth pregnancy, these veteran hips widened as soon as my EPT plus sign became visible. Approaching standard-width doorways is now scary; downright life-threatening when toting a full laundry basket. I'm not so vain that I cannot handle this, but I have a sciatic nerve in my hip holding me hostage. It's falling flat on my face when I get out of the car that's embarrassing.
Going to bed at night is not an option for many reasons...mainly because my husband kicked me out. Seems to me, an extra 30 pounds resting on a pair of lungs would make anyone snore like that. Plus, I didn't realize the human body could produce so much acid reflux without disintegrating. I now have an economy-sized bottle of Tums in my purse, where once was an emergency tampon and lipstick. And more good news: pregnancy can cause carpel tunnel syndrome! I don't know if it is a circulation problem or what, but 40% of the time I spend swinging my arms like a gorilla and shaking my hands like a tambourine virtuoso, just to make sure they're still operational. So, now I share the living room recliner at night with the dog.
Friends and family, who were once excited cheerleaders, are now inpatient bullies telling me all of the tricks they have heard to "get it over with already". Walking, castor oil, nipple stimulation, sex.... have you people not been paying attention? One needs teamwork with one's hips to walk; oil of any name, castor or otherwise, gives my esophagus pause; I have no fine motor dexterity to manipulate anything nipple-like, the best I can do is bat at a tetherball; and, like I said, the bed is off limits.
Finally, the doctor's office has become the place "where everybody knows your name". If one more person wants to check my cervix, I swear I am going to charge admission.

It's almost over...by nature and all documented Guiness Records, it has to be. I know that once I hold my baby, or at least by the time I make her first gymnastics payment, I'll forget all of the aches and pains of producing this miracle. It will have all been worthwhile. Someday she will tickle me with something cute she says, instead of jabbing me in-between my ribs with her foot
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Diedie,

Thanks, I had a good laugh! I have 33 days to go.... can't wait!
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Hi Nil,

I understand how you feel. Towards the end of pregnancy one usually gets tired of it, that is perfectly normal. I know that it now seems to be dragging on forever, but very soon you will not be pregnant any more and a few years from now you will wonder what the whole fuss was about. So enjoy this quiet time as much as you can.

There is one moment you can certainly start looking forward to: those first hours after childbirth when you feel exhausted but perfectly at peace with yourself and the world and then you get up and you feel the incredible lightness of your empty womb. Then you get something to eat and it feels like the best meal of your life.
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33days...lucky you...you will have the chance to hold this sweet little baby in your arms soon...i have 138 days to go!!!! .I wish you all the best and let us know when the angel shows up!!!
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