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!
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.
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!
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:
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.
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!
Uncovered belly shot.
Ahh! The stretchies!! :D
*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
*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!
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.
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.