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Most of the time you only get the hear me complaining about my back! So I thought I would just give a general update about the pregnancy.

I'm just over 5 months along, due at the beginning of June. It's been quite different from my first pregnancy, some for the worse, some for the better!

Morning sickness did not last nearly as long or was as bad with Willa. I was pretty much through with it by the time I started my second trimester - the usual time for it to disappear. I still get nauseated sometimes when I take my prenatal vitamin, which is very frustrating. I tend to only take it maybe twice a week, but I'm focusing on a very vitamin packed diet so I think I'm doing ok.

This baby is even squirmier than Willa, which I didn't think was possible! Hubby got to feel it move for the first time a few days ago. He couldn't with Willa until rather close to the end. I'm sure he could have felt earlier but it seems like the baby is always napping when he and I have a chance to just sit and relax together. It's most active while I'm at work trying to concentrate, or while I'm in bed trying to sleep! emoticon

No funny pregnancy cravings, but I'm in the "FEED ME NOW" stage. I'm still almost 10 pounds down from my pre-pregnancy weight but I think I'm gaining pretty rapidly. I'm a bit scared at what the scales will say at my next prenatal!

I'm also starting to show, which is much earlier than with Willa. Guess all my muscles are still stretched out! No one would guess I was pregnant yet, but I bet it will happen fairly soon. Not sure I will get through this pregnancy without wearing maternity clothes like last time!

And then there's my low back. Ugh. The midwives keep telling me it's "not pregnancy related" and everyone else (chiropractor, physical therapist, other women who've been pregnant) think that's bull. It has shaken my confidence in the midwife practice a bit but I don't think it will be an issue.

All in all, things are pretty good. It's just the back. Oh, and Willa is pretty cute about it. If she hears me wince, she runs over and pats my back and says "Mama back hurt! Couch! Couch!" I always follow her orders. emoticon

She also talks about the baby a lot. Early on when we told her there was a baby in my belly, she lifted up my shirt and tried to dig around in my belly button, saying "out! out!". I explained to her it wasn't ready to come out, it was still cooking. Well, she got very attached to that phrase! Whenever we talk about the baby, she pats me on the belly and says "baby cooking in there". Pretty cute!
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I'm glad Willa is so on board with the new baby! I hope she'll love her sibling to be!

And I'm sure you know that they do say more morning sickness means it's a boy. emoticon Have you been tapping for it?

All the best, may all go well, and may your lower back hang on. Long live the couch!

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Oh, thank you so much for the update! I often keep you in my meditations, that this pregnancy is easy on you and baby...


I still get nauseated sometimes when I take my prenatal vitamin, which is very frustrating. I tend to only take it maybe twice a week, but I'm focusing on a very vitamin packed diet so I think I'm doing ok.



Try eating a Saltine (baking soda cracker) before you take it, then a couple more after you take it, if you can. I did that. My Mom always had cream of wheat made [sign in to see URL] would eat a bit full or two with the pill in the middle. Some eat apple slices or [sign in to see URL] a thought... emoticon

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I've tried all combinations of taking the pill - before food, with food, after food, empty stomach, AM, PM, middle of the night! It is certainly best if I take it right after dinner but it's not a fool proof way of avoiding the nausea.

Firle, I've done tapping on the pill related nausea but haven't been able to completely kick it. It usually hits SUDDEN and I'm in the bathroom losing dinner before I can even give it a second thought. emoticon But it's been a few weeks since that's [sign in to see URL] need to try taking it a bit more often now!
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Ah, if it's that sudden, it's hard to slip in EFT. Still, you seem to be dealing with it quite well. And soon, that part will be done with.

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Oh my gosh, Texas, other than the problems, your post made me laugh. I love how Willa just tends to be a little mommy. I have a feeling she's going to be a big help when the baby comes!

I hope you can get past the nausea and vomiting when you take the prenatal. Sometimes, even a vitamin rich diet needs that boost, so I'm glad you're able to take it at least some of the time.

I always send energies to you and A. at the same time, since I can just throw it in the same general direction. I'm really hoping I'll get to see you, your DH, Willa and baby while I'm down there. Right now, plans are for June 10-24.

I'm so glad that for all the problems, there are as many good things going on, too!!! emoticon

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A very long absent member suddenly reappearing here...

SURPRISE!! :P

For whatever reason I just remembered the address and google helped (depsite my misgivings about google....)

TM: I am so happy for you both!! A major congrats to y'all!!! emoticon

What a wonderful thread to happen back into!
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Curious, it's good to see you!

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Hi curious! Good to see you! I'd love to here how you and your brood are doing - stop by more often!

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