@TinaBelcher You were right about my ultrasound picture! I found out at my NT scan today that our twins are mono/di not di/di like they originally thought. I'm kind of freaking out over this change and the increased risks. I did really like the perinatologist that I saw though, which was good since I'll be seeing him a lot now.
For those of you who have had babies before: How far along were you when you first felt your baby move? I was 17 weeks with my daughter, and I know this will sound ridiculous, but I swear that I first felt her when I was about 13 weeks. I remember a couple strange feelings in my tummy around that time, but I shrugged it off because surely that was too early. But then at 17 weeks, I immediately recognized those same exact strange feelings (they were stronger at that point obviously). I'm very thin and small framed, so maybe it's possible, yes?
So I'm at my cousin's son's 3rd birthday party today and I grab a Diet Coke since it's the only non alcoholic thing they have to drink... Some friend of my cousin asks me if I want "some Jack to liven that up" and I'm like, "oh no thanks, baby on the way" while pointing out my tiny tiny bump. And she says--and I can't figure out why anyone would say something like this unless they were brain damaged--"Oh I thought you were just fat!" And walks away...What.
Me: 28 | DH: 31Together since 2006 | Married May 2015TTC #1 since November 2015BFP 5/17/16 | EDD 1/27/17 | Born 2/4/17
Next time I blame my mom for ruining my psyche or whatever else I've accused her of as a teen...I'm going to remember all of the times she sat up with me as a sick child wondering if I'd be okay. My 20 month old has a fever of 104 and I'm terrified. (We've already been to urgent care and all that they found was an ear infection, which being treated). Lordy, momming is HARD
@sweetyjenj I had that same kind of "almost crying" thing today at Lowe's. The checkout people have always just come to our cart with the scanner thingy because the counter is so small, so I stood there for a second while this checkout lady was saying something to my husband, and then she turns to me and goes, "do you expect me to just do all of this for you? I'm not coming all the way over there (it's literally like two steps), I've been at work since 8, I'm too tired for that!" I haven't been too terribly emotional lately, but she was so rude, I had to fight back tears, and the urge to punch her.
Thank you @adorebella!! I am embarrassed to say I feel overwhelmed by maternity clothes. infeel like I need a personal shopper! We went to look at some stuff yesterday and I felt like most of it looked it was for people in their third trimester. I couldn't even figure out what would be an appropriate purchase for me at this stage. I did try on one long, maxi type skirt and a pair of pants that had the belly thing you're describing. The skirt would have worked but for the fact that it was too long (I'm super short), and the belly portion of it was also way too big on me because my torso is very short as well...and my bump is just too small. I bought one causal dress that is super comfortable and made me happy. Unfortunately, I need to find professional clothes as well, which is where my discomfort is about this whole process! I only checked out Macy's, which had a pretty small section, and Target, which from reading on other threads here is hit or miss in-store. I'm definitely looking for exactly what you are describing though: something to smooth out the stomach area so that I don't look lumpy when my normal pants/suits/leggings cut into me! I guess I just need to keep looking. I have a few Lularoe Julia dresses and Cassie skirts, which are helping. I also bought a size size up in my underwear and got lace elastic band hoping that would help too. Has anyone done this? It's only really necessary for my more fitted work dresses or the Julia's I own that are a small because that material is so thin. @thepax89 I hope your daughter feels better!!edited for grammar