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LadyKiki Indiana 38 posts
28th Oct '07

Finally found this post again :-D! Since the change I have been lost on
baby-gaga. I went to Target and they had a couple pairs of materinty
things in my size. Finally got pants that dont squish the baby! Now if
I can just find some underwear that fit, I will be doing good, LoL!

Jmichaud 1 child; Nevada 858 posts
28th Oct '07

LadyKiki: haha, I know how you feel on the under-roos. I love the bikini style ones from Lane Bryant. The sides are connected by two strips of elastic material and it's just lovely. I wore them pre-preggo and because they reside below the belly and the sides accomodate for growing thighs, I haven't had to buy any new pairs.

As for navigation (if you haven't already figured it out yet, and if you have you can skip this): it took me a bit too! I was surprised when I realized that this topic (cause it's a sticky) was moving up and down the board. However, you can go to the link that says, "my profile" that's in the upper right hand corner of the page. From there you need to go below your picture (or name if you have no avatar picture uploaded yet) there's several more links. Click on the one saying "my topic replies". It'll list all the topics you are watching currently.

Mommyof2Monkeys 2 kids; Oregon 16730 posts
28th Oct '07
LadyKiki wrote: Finally found this post again :-D! Since the change I have been lost on baby-gaga. I went to Target and ... [snip!] ... size. Finally got pants that dont squish the baby! Now if I can just find some underwear that fit, I will be doing good, LoL!

Motherhood maternity has all the way up to 4x maternity underwear. Very comfortable. I love them!

sarahbeth1899 4 kids; Missouri 249 posts
29th Oct '07

Well my test results still are not back. I am getting a little annoyed by that. Tomorrow will be a week since I had more blood drawn. I saw someone on here told me that I didn't need to bump this topic because it is a sticky. Well I had to go all the way to page 4 just to find it this time and last time it was on page 3 so I think that it doesn't matter if it is a sticky or not, so once again I am bumping it. Talk with you all later.

xOxLisaxOx 3 kids; Germany 121 posts
29th Oct '07

Hi everyone!  I just signed up and I'm happy to see a topic just for us "big-boned" gals. :wink: 


This is my second pregnancy as a plus-size.  My daughter is now 5 and I'm currently in my 27th week.  My first pregnancy was horrible!  I had morning sickness for about half of the pregnancy, but due to eating poorly, I ended up gaining about 30lbs!  The worst part were the inner thigh cramps several times a day, every day!  But, that was due to the poor eating habit and low fluid intake.  This pregnancy is going alot smoother.  I did not experience morning sickness at all, just a little uncomfort in the beginning, and I am eating right as well as drinking plenty of water.  The only problem I'm having is with carpal tunnel syndrome in both hands, but my OB assured me that it will subside after childbirth. 


I've only gained 11lbs so far, but I just started going for long, brisk walks everyday, as well as prenatal yoga,  to avoid gaining alot during the 3rd trimester.  I had a c-section the first time around, so I'm hoping that the exercise and healthy eating will lead to normal childbirth this time.  I'll definitely be keeping my fingers and toes crossed!  :lol:

RIP_my _little _man(11/07 23 kids; Louisiana 2247 posts
29th Oct '07

hi im with you guys im plus size also i think my downfall this pregnacy is sodas i drink way too many, im going back on weight watchers when i have the baby. i have gained around 28lbs so far and im almost 36 weeks. i was told because of my weight that is probably the reason for my big babies my last was 9lbs 11oz this on so far seem to be a decent size not as big. i recently changed ob because my old doc wanted me to have an automatic c sec and i think it was because of my weight.

Jmichaud 1 child; Nevada 858 posts
29th Oct '07

Mami_Mia: I love soda and miss it so!! It started to give me heartburn...  I guess it was the baby's way of making me kick the habit. :D Good for you on switching OBs! I hadn't heard of doc's making heavier women get mandatory c-secs until I read up on the link a previous poster gave.

Sarahbeth1899: It's not supposed to move, but it does!! I was wierded out when I noticed it was moving down the board. I mentioned it to Mara already, but there are plenty of other bugs going round.

So I just did 10 loads of laundry :shock: and realized the cute maternity tops that I have and super comfy/stylish maternity pants are all from Motherhood maternity. I guess I liked their clothing line more then I thought!

Jmichaud 1 child; Nevada 858 posts
29th Oct '07

Thought I would show you lovely ladies the most recent belly shot I have. I decided to do comparison shots. :D Hope to see some of your bellies too!!
Uncovered belly shot.

Ahh! The stretchies!! :D


Comparison Shot.


:)

hairwhore4life 1 child; Shepherdsville, Kentucky 182 posts
30th Oct '07

Hey everybody, I'm glad to see everyone is doing alright! I felt so lost when I got on here this morning. I think the last time I was on was Friday so I was so very confused!

*StEfAnIe* 2 kids; Texas 296 posts
30th Oct '07

I am finally starting to show! Yay! I am only 21 weeks and have gained 10 lbs already! I weigh 174 right now and was told by my doctor that I would be fine only gaining 15-20 lbs. Now I am so worried that I am going to end up gaining like 40 lbs. Is it possible to still have 19-20 wks left and only gain 10 more pounds?

Mana (Mommy of 2) 2 kids; North East, Maryland 913 posts
30th Oct '07
*StEfAnIe* wrote: I am finally starting to show! Yay! I am only 21 weeks and have gained 10 lbs already! I weigh 174 right ... [snip!] ... that I am going to end up gaining like 40 lbs. Is it possible to still have 19-20 wks left and only gain 10 more pounds?



i'm 25 and a half weeks now, and i gained about 23 lbs or so, and i still got about 13 weeks to go...and i know imma gain more in the 3rd trimester, simply cuz the baby starts growing bout half a pound each week or so lol...my doc never really gave me a limit on wut i should gain...each month when i go in, she just tells me i'm doing great with the weight gain, and just told me this past appt to take it easy cuz the most is yet to come, or something around that...its diff for everyone and their body sizes

xOxLisaxOx 3 kids; Germany 121 posts
30th Oct '07
*StEfAnIe* wrote: I am finally starting to show! Yay! I am only 21 weeks and have gained 10 lbs already! I weigh 174 right ... [snip!] ... that I am going to end up gaining like 40 lbs. Is it possible to still have 19-20 wks left and only gain 10 more pounds?

It's definitely possible.  I manage my weight mainly with walking an hour a day.  On days that I can't get out (due to weather or no time), I use my elliptical.  I also do prenatal yoga every other day.  I gained alot during my first pregnancy and wanted to make sure I don't make the same mistake this time around.  So far, it's been working great.  I gained only half a pound within a month at my last OB appointment, so the walking is definitely paying off!

sarahbeth1899 4 kids; Missouri 249 posts
31st Oct '07

Wow, I had to go all the way to the 5th page for this today.


Anyway I called my doc yesterday for the test results and found out that they recieved them on the 25 (I had them done on the 23) and they never called me. Then come to find out that someone made a mistake and ran that test as my blood type and not as running my red blood cells. So now that it has been a week I have to go and have more blood drawn and wait probably until Monday to find out the results. I am so annoyed and told them so. It seems that they just looked at the results and put it into my chart instead of seeing why I had the test done in the first place. They said that they wouldn't have looked at it if I wouldn't have called. I told them that I have to know these results before I start getting too far along. I only have 2 more weeks before I am in the 2nd trimester and these results are cruisical to my health and the baby's.


Well enough with my venting, see you all later.

prego-diva Vancouver, Washington 75 posts
31st Oct '07

I hate when they don't call you with the results.  I ended up being RH negative and they have to give the shot within 3 days of drawing your blood, well I didn't find out the test results until 3 weeks after they drew the blood, so they had to draw blood again and then get the shot.


You definately have to be able to advocate for yourself while pregnant.  I think that medical personel are so used to seeing pregnant women, they don't really stop to think about the woman's fears or individual issues.

MerryDeath 1 child; Atlanta, Georgia 3118 posts
31st Oct '07

Well, its been a minute since I've been able to read about life on BabyGaga...
I'm glad to see that for the most part things are going well...
I'm sorry for those of you who have been dealing with all kinds of frustrations!
I can understand how you feel... 
However, life has gotten much better for me.
I threw in the towel and started eating my carbs like a regular person, and drinking my gingerale when I felt sick, and I am PROUD to report that 90% of my MS is gone!
I went to my Primary Care Physician on Monday to ask her what SHE thought about this nonsense about cutting my thyroid meds in HALF, and this crazy diet that CNM wanted me on... She said "NO WAY!" to both.
My BP is fabulous, my sugar is back in a reasonable zone (remember, I'm hypoglycemic) and I feel much better.
I got a call yesterday from the CNM apologizing for making medical decisons WAY BEYOND HER SPECIALTY AND PAYGRADE. She actually said, "I just want to apologize to you for putting you and your pregnancy at risk. You are a very special case, and I shouldn't have made those decisions without consulting your doctor and endocrinologist. I just want to say thank you for persuing this and getting a second opinion. I was wrong."
And THIS is why I love Kasier Permanete.
I can ALWAYS count on my PCP to stand by me and make things right.
Kaiser WILL admit when their people are wrong. Luckily, in this case there were no ill effects (except for my discomfort from the diet) and everything is good.
That CNM has faced a repremand and came close to losing her job.

Today I went for genetic counseling... Everything looks great :)
I got to see and hear the heartbeat.
I cried, that was the most amazing thing I've ever seen.
My little blinking dot. I called my husband and said "YOU WOULDN"T BELIEVE HOW COOL OUR DOT IS NOW!!!"  And it is. I can tell its the coolest kid on our block already :)