I have a formal wedding on June 22... need a maternity dress! Struggling with finding something appropriate that doesn't look too corporate or too casual/cheap. Any ideas other than Pea in the Pod?
@cmbt2 really! I've never heard of that! We've tried soy, it constipated her bad, tried almond, she only liked it for a week. Haven't tried coconut cause it's a little pricey at the moment. We even tried the lactose free because her doctor was sure she had a lactose allergy cause she'd break out bad after any dairy including breastmilk, which is super rare. It's been a struggle. She is so tiny for her age and I always wonder if that's why. She gets a vitamin supplement that's helped I think.
Re: non-dairy milks, the bigger companies now make oat milk. I am trying it for the first time and have only had it in coffee and cereal so I can’t speak much to the taste but based on my use of it so far I’d say it doesn’t have a strong taste.
There’s also a new kind of milk made out of pea protein. One brand is called Ripple. My friend uses it for her kid with a milk allergy.
Has anyone ever fallen while pregnant? Last night, I knocked over a pot of boiling water on my feet and promptly fell in it on my butt. My feet hurt a lot and my butt hurt and I looked up falling while pregnant while soaking my feet. Trying not to freak out. I did feel him a little afterwards, and more when I so was going to bed, but today I haven't felt him. I guess I'm just looking for reassurance. Should I call my doctor just in case? (I will be 21 weeks on Friday)
@meagan-t thanks for that. I read that, if you don't fall directly on your belly, it's probably ok unless you bleed or leak amniotic fluid or sense a decrease in movement. So I was paranoid about a potential decrease in movement but after that post this morning I have felt him. Movement hasn't been particularly regular anyway, so I shouldn't worry.
Has any STM+ had marginal placenta previa? I'm not hyper concerned at this point (the placenta is about 1.7 cm from the cervix opening, I think) as they said it usually moves as the pregnancy progresses, but I'm still curious about anyone else who may have experienced this.
@perfectlove09 I probably get around 8 hours a night. Except on those lovely nights when I wake up to pee and am then wide awake for no reason 🙄 Though those nights are few at this point so I shouldn’t complain
How much sleep is everyone getting? Or rather how much do you seem to be needing? I’ve ALWAYS been an 8 hour a night girl, just knowing I wouldn’t get 8 hours would make me annoyed. Then I had kids and well...I’ve been tired for 6 years. But this go round I’m so sleepy! Even still at almost 20 weeks. I put my kids to bed and am out of their room by 8pm and I fall asleep 😅 I never sleep through the night because someone always wakes up, and they are usually up for the day by 6:30, I’m sure I’m getting enough but I’m always so sleepy.
Me 39 - DH 41
TTGP #1 Jan '15 -
BFP 9/11/15 - DS born 5/31/16
TTGP #2 July '17 -
CP July '17
Blighted Ovum MC Dec '17
CP June '18
BFP 1/30/19 - EDD 10/13/19
Who has a VBAC story they can share, success or failure? I thought about starting a thread for this but I don't know that we have enough/if any that it'd be worth it. Feel free to DM me if you are will to share and don't want to post it here. This is something that has been really weighing on me lately and I really need to make a choice.
So I know every person is different and every pregnancy is different, but does anyone else feel like these pregnancy week-by-week things are generally way off for most people? As an example, @grapeskittles4lyfe mentioned in another thread that the linea nigera is supposed to appear around 20 weeks, but it appeared earlier than 20 weeks for some of us.