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DEANAC20
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8/20/12 2:18 P

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I was most surprised at actually being pregnant!! I'm 14 weeks tomorrow with my first (I had a miscarriage at 24 and nothing in between - I'll be 39 in January!). After that, it was how tired and sick I was/am. I was just starting to feel a bit better 2 weeks ago, but the nausea has come back full force again over the past 2 days. I'm hoping things calm down and that I'll finally get to "glow" instead of just look "green" soon ;) The last thing that has surprised me so far is how much my waist has already expanded! I've only gained between 3 to 4 lbs, but my waist measurement has gone up by 3" as of last Friday!




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8/16/12 3:18 P

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I'm 23 weeks along with my first pregnancy and I'd have to say the thing I'm most surprised of is the fact that I never had a day (or night) of morning sickness! Also, I haven't really craved anything either. Now...heartburn on the other hand has been really bad! My cousin is also pregnant (about 2 months behind me) and she has been pretty sick....I feel so bad for her!

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8/16/12 11:54 A

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I remember the 1st try, (last fall) I was soooo beyond exhausted 4-5 wks in. Like to the point I was going to bed at 9pm (or sometimes earlier!) when I would normally be up till 11 or later!

This time, however, I don't have the fatigue--thank the LORD! At least, not just yet I don't. I am so early in, I wouldn't be surprised if that fatigue smacks me in the face in the next couple of weeks! I also hit the gym at least 5 days/wk though and for at least 1 hr, so that totally helps.

Last time, I didn't have nausea, but have experienced very mild nausea a few days in this past week. I'm almost 5 wks.

1 last thing, I've been having annoying, albeit intermittent, cramps almost daily. Usually they happen at night when I'm trying to sleeeep so that blowzzzzzzz:) I'll just take 2 tylenol and they go away, thank GOD. I know it's just my uterus prepping, but man are they annoying. It's like this gnawing/clawing pain radiating from my uterus. Perhaps the baby is trying to chew his/her way out of me bwahaaaa

Edited by: GIGERNREZNOR at: 8/16/2012 (11:59)



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8/16/12 1:13 A

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Hm.. What surprises me? Not too much.. Nothing is really unusual..
I guess I'm surprised to feel so well..

A bit annoyed by the quantity of flatulence. OMG! But it's not every day, at least..
Noticing my digestion has slowed way down. Harder to go #2..

Very exhausted.. and wondering if I"m carrying twins or it's just that I'm older.. or if it's that thing about every pregnancy being different.

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8/12/12 3:16 P

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I was most surprised by how sick I was for the first 16 weeks to the point of needing IV fluids, and that the morning sickness was at its worst in the evening and night, not the morning.


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8/10/12 9:26 A

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I think I am just under 5 weeks into this pregnancy, its my second and I am surprised at the fatigue I am already feeling and the cramping. It actualy feels more like that dull throb from ligement stretching that you get when you are in your 2nd-3rd trimester. Very strange so feel this pregnant so soon. I'm scared for the next 8 months



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8/8/12 6:05 A

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I have been suprised that the nausea can be so owerwhelming!

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8/4/12 12:55 A

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I'm tired. I'm about 5 weeks in and I'm tired and I've been craving tomatoEs!!!!

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JAEMOM
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7/23/12 1:38 P

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I have been very tired. Doing the slightest things suck the energy out of me. Today I went grocery shopping and by the end I was so tired, I wasn't sure I was going to make it. Also the nausea is something new. I don't really get sick but my stomach sure gets upset. Both symptoms are new with this pregnancy. They also both started about 6 weeks. I am now 9 weeks.

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7/20/12 11:11 P

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At 27 weeks today I felt a bit lazy with my body but I'm pushing myself because I dont want to sit all day I need to do something.

Walking my boxer dog is harder to endure with when he pulls it takes a lot for me to pull back and I kinda hurt my womb today. I felt like i did a lot of force ...makes me feel like an old woman that just me trying to pull my dog hurts me sometimes :P. Serina is good though she was moving earlier emoticon.

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JERSEYFLOWER
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7/20/12 1:36 P

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That baby bumps vary so much. I'm 34 weeks pregnant and I still have an indentation that separates my upper bump from my lower abdomen bump. (I am carrying really high, maybe that's why.) I feel lumpy and I was self-conscious about it for a long while, thinking I looked fat, not pregnant.

Oh! And this morning's big surprise - despite 20-some-odd weeks without morning sickness or nausea, I got sick this morning! The steam in the shower (to help my back) was the trigger and I puked bile right in the sink. ICK. I didn't know morning sickness could come back this late.

Edited by: JERSEYFLOWER at: 7/20/2012 (13:43)
The march back to pre-pregnancy weight. Lost it all within 20 days, but gained this summer. Looking to feel stronger, more confident and look better in photos by my son's first birthday, September 7.


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MOUNTALUM
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7/18/12 8:56 P

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Reflux! Once the first trimester nausea went away (after six straight weeks!) the acid reflux kicked in. At first it was tolerable, then it was tolerable with Tums. Then it got to be almost more than I could handle. I'd get reflux from pretty much everything I ate, except bread or milk. My doctor okay'ed Prilosec and now I take it once about every 7-10 days. It has been a God-send. I knew heartburn was part of pregnancy in the third trimester, but I had no idea I'd have so much acid reflux (not really heartburn). If the old wives' tale is true, our baby's gonna come out with hair like Willie Nelson! emoticon

Edited by: MOUNTALUM at: 7/18/2012 (20:57)

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7/18/12 4:35 P

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I'm so surprised with just how tired I am!!! (9.5 weeks) That was really the first and most consistent "symptom" I've had. Totally dragged out tired! Not something anyone really tells you about ahead of time!

Lost 65lbs in 15 months to get healthy and in top shape to try to get pregnant, and succeeded! Had our first baby in February 2013!

I only gained 32lbs in my pregnancy (and immediately lost half within a few weeks of his birth). April 1st is my full restart date.


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JERSEYFLOWER
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7/18/12 1:00 P

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Share with us one physical or emotional aspect of pregnancy that has surprised you.

The march back to pre-pregnancy weight. Lost it all within 20 days, but gained this summer. Looking to feel stronger, more confident and look better in photos by my son's first birthday, September 7.


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