SparkPeople Pregnant Mama Group Team Messageboard Team for Expectant Mamas SparkPeople Pregnant Mama Group Team Messageboard Halloween costumes? Are you planning to dress up for Halloween this year? Did you dress up for a party? Did you incorporate your belly bump? Tell us about your costume! Bonus for pics. <BR> <BR> I went to a friend's Halloween party tonight. It was nice and mellow with people hanging out and talking and eating and, thankfully, lots of seating :) I borrowed an idea I saw on the internet for making my belly into Humpty Dumpty: I bought some Halloween face makeup and painted my belly like Humpty Dumpty's hea... Sun, 28 Oct 2012 05:07:49 EST Leaving team Hi everyone. I am leaving the team because I just lost my baby. I went on a family vacation from Sun-Tues. and started bleeding on Sunday night. Today I had a blood test and my HCG is super low (1.7), so they told me I did lose the baby. I would have been 7 weeks pregnant today. <BR> <BR> Blessings all. I wish you all better luck! <BR> Wed, 22 Aug 2012 21:32:25 EST Energy back? Baby pulls my energy plug! Any ideas? I keep getting wiped out randomly. Any advice is helpful! Tue, 7 Aug 2012 17:29:08 EST What are you doing to get ready for baby? I think the earliest due date on the team is august and as that time is rapidly approaching thought I would check in with all the mamas who are getting close to see what your doing to get ready for baby and what you have left to do. <BR> <BR> In preparation so far we have: moved my daughter to a big girl bed, done tons of rummaging for seasonal appropriate clothing since my daughters will be opposite :) washed and put away the nb-3m clothes brought out all the bouncy seats, pack and play swi... Wed, 13 Jun 2012 15:02:24 EST new to group Hi. I am 17 weeks and did exercise lightly until the morning sicknes started 3months ago. It is finally starting to go away. It was horrible and lasted all day. This is my second child but it has been 10 years. Sun, 3 Jun 2012 19:59:23 EST new to group Hi. I am 17 weeks and did exercise lightly until the morning sicknes started 3months ago. It is finally starting to go away. It was horrible and lasted all day. This is my second child but it has been 10 years. Sun, 3 Jun 2012 19:58:44 EST Healthy Recipes! Hey ladies in light of todays discussion on our lack of veggies thought I would start a thread for us to share some of our favorite healthy recipes :) Wed, 23 May 2012 12:56:19 EST Mood Swings!! So I was making a blog entry and between the beginning and the end, I went through two or three mood swings. The happy to terrified to excited to sad coaster is no fun! <em>24</em> Sun, 29 Apr 2012 09:50:07 EST Who's going to be in the delivery room with you? So I know it's a little early for this yet but I'm sure most of you have at least thought about it. :) Last time it was just bf and my mom, this time I am so up in the air about it I've changed my mind about 20 times since I found out I was pregnant! <BR> <BR> Obviously bf will be there again, I kind of wanted my mom again but at the same time I have to have a place for my 2 year old to be while we are there and while everyone on the planet has pretty much volunteered to take her I think sh... Thu, 26 Apr 2012 12:00:50 EST Cloth diapers I'm planning on using cloth diapers but there are sooo many to choose from out there now. Do any of you use them or have tried them? There's the AIO's and the AI2's, then the Fitted ones (which I don't understand the difference in the fitted ones) and then the pockets which reviewers are saying they like and from what I've read there are inserts you put in there but would'nt that be a lot of trouble? Then there are the ones with disposable inserts which to me defeats the purpose because it lo... Tue, 17 Apr 2012 10:53:09 EST Baby gear- the good the bad and the useless! I know that for some of you it's still early but ever since we found out last week we were having a girl I just keep thinking about buying baby stuff :) I can't help it it's just too fun! We are having another girl so we already have most everything we will need but in digging through my baby stuff last month looking for things to give away to make space I realized I didn't use half the stuff I got from my baby shower and there are a few things I really want that I didn't get. My questions f... Thu, 12 Apr 2012 14:36:11 EST What's your pregnant calorie range? My dr. told me to eat between 1800 and 2200 calories. I was eating 1500 to 1700 on my loss program, and I'm actually having to work a little to meet the 1800. Just wondering what everyone else is doing? I haven't gained weight but have not lost weight since getting pregnant. Am told to gain no more than 15lbs. Sun, 18 Mar 2012 00:03:38 EST Accountability Thread Hi guys so over the weekend it was brought to my attention that I have been devouring candy like its going out of style. I don't really like candy very much cause it always makes my teeth feel gross but for whatever reason its all I've wanted for the last month and I have been eating quite a lot of it. This is the one area diet wise were I am failing big time so I thought I would start an accountability thread since most everyone has an area they are struggling with whether it be getting mo... Mon, 5 Mar 2012 10:12:39 EST Going Au Natural Did any of you have babies all natural the first time or are doing it this time and if so what method did you use or are going to use, books, courses etc? <BR> Unfortunately where we live we don't have a lot to choose from on classes. A few Lamaze from the hospital but that's about it. There are other online type courses and MANY books on natural birth but does anyone have any preference? I've ready a lot of reviews but those type of things are so hard to go on reviews since everyone is goin... Tue, 28 Feb 2012 16:41:14 EST Your Baby's Weekly Size by Fruit! My first time around I had this great book that compared your baby to a fruit or veggie each week (or toward the end month) I thought it was really neat and made it alot more fun to think about your little blueberry rather than a little tadpole looking ball of cells so thought I would share the list with you! <BR> <BR> week 5- orange seed <BR> week 6- sweet pea <BR> week 7-blue berry <BR> week 8- large raspberry <BR> week 9- medium green olive <BR> week 10- prune <BR> week 11- lime <BR> week... Mon, 16 Jan 2012 21:31:12 EST Weekly Weigh In Hey ladies copy and paste the following into a reply message to keep track of your weight throughout your pregnancy start with your pre pregnancy weight and then just post the next week that you weighed in after you found out you were pregnant. <BR> <BR> PPW <BR> 5w- <BR> 6w- <BR> 7w- <BR> 8w <BR> 9w- <BR> 10w- <BR> 11w- <BR> 12w- <BR> 13w- <BR> 14w- <BR> 15w- <BR> 16w- <BR> 17w- <BR> 18w- <BR> 19w- <BR> 20w- <BR> 21w- <BR> 22w- <BR> 23w- <BR> 24w- <BR> 25w- <BR> 26w- <BR> 27w- <BR> 28w- <BR... Mon, 16 Jan 2012 21:03:37 EST Team Blue, Pink or Yellow! Hi guys I know its still way to early for this but as you get your ultrasounds and find out the gender of your little bean copy and paste a reply to this thread & post under the team your little bundle is on! Team blue, pink or yellow (choosing to be surprised) <BR> <BR> Team Blue <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Team Pink <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Team Yellow Mon, 16 Jan 2012 20:55:05 EST Prenatal Work Outs! I know its still early enough in pregnancy that most of us are still sticking pretty close to what we were doing before but just wondering how you are altering your workouts now that your expecting? What are you gals doing to stay active during your pregnancy? Anyone found any good classes or dvds they especially like? Mon, 16 Jan 2012 17:44:45 EST Baby Names A-Z Here's how you play the first person picks a baby name starting with A then the next person B and so on till you get all the way through the alphabet then you start all over and no repeats! :) Q & X will kick your butt everytime lol just copy and paste the list to a reply and add your name to the next letter open! Can be boy or girl names (we don't discriminate lol) <BR> <BR> A-Amalia <BR> B- <BR> C- <BR> D- <BR> E- <BR> F- <BR> G- <BR> H- <BR> I- <BR> J- <BR> K- <BR> L- <BR> M- <BR> N- <BR>... Mon, 16 Jan 2012 17:42:25 EST I wish someone had told me... To all you ladies who are already mothers I thought it would be fun to start a list of things you wish someone had told you before you had kids or to those of you who are first time moms whats something your wondering about. Come on ladies its time to be brutally honest! Mon, 16 Jan 2012 17:35:57 EST Is That Normal?!?! Pregnancy is a beautiful time... but thats not to say that you won't experience weird and sometimes gross things. I'm sure at one time or another you'll find yourself asking is that normal? Post it here and be reassured almost all your weird symptoms are probably normal :) Mon, 16 Jan 2012 17:34:23 EST