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MsBeav Due October 2; 2 kids; Omaha, Illinois 155 posts
31st Oct '07

Sarahbeth~ I'm really sorry you had to deal with all of that.  I hope that things work out for the best, even though you have to have more blood work done.


MommyMeri~ I'm so glad that you got things straightened out with your CNM and that she apologized to you.  It was wrong of her to put you in risk that way.  I'm just glad to hear that things are going good.


As for me...I had an ultrasound today to check growth and she's now up to 4lbs 8oz which puts her in the 40-something percentile on her growth.  I was so glad to hear that because at 28wks she was in the 20th.  My blood pressure was like 84/56 so I don't have to worry about that.  I go back for my regular visit on Monday so I'll let everyone know how things are going then.  I hope everyone else is doing good.  

Nikki Harris 1 child; Hyden, Kentucky 22 posts
1st Nov '07

Hi everyone i am glad to see there is actually people like me on here. I am plus size to. I am 17 and I am married i weight about 239 iam 14 weeks preggo. My prepregnancy weight was like 215  or something around there. I am only 5'1 so i feel like i look huge, i was also losing weight befor i becaome pregnant. It really does make me feel better that there is other plus sized women on here. I also know the feeling of wanting the perfect little belly bump. But i am new on here so i would like it if i could make some friends on here. Thanks

nellbell78 TTC since Nov 2009; 2 kids; Puyallup, Washington 1815 posts
1st Nov '07

Ugh...  I had an appt. today and gained 3 lbs. in 2 weeks!!!  How is that even possible?  I asked my doc if that was normal, and he said with twins I would obviously be gaining more than most and that it was completely fine.  I just feel soo huge and unattractive:cry:

On a good note- baby a (aka Mara) is 2 lbs. 14 oz. and baby b (Lily) is 3 lbs. 1 oz.  I'm excited that they're getting so big!  My doc wants me to keep 'em cooking for another 4 weeks, but I'm hoping for 8.  We'll just have to wait and see! 

I'm Ready-Chanel 2 kids; Maryland 1572 posts
1st Nov '07

Its good to know I'm not alone!!!! Thanks for starting this post. I'm 8 wks and already 230 lbs.

.:BRE:. 37 kids; Missouri 1031 posts
1st Nov '07

WOW!
I'm gone for awhile come back and it takes me forever to find this post!! Hope figuring this "new update" out get easier!! Well I'm just a little over 27 weeks, haven't gained any weight the past three weeks  and really starting to show:D!!! I just wanted to share my news...LOL! Hope eveyone has a good week

MsMommy TTC since Dec 2012; 35 kids; Penticton, British Columbia 1103 posts
1st Nov '07

Good grief... I've got to get used to this site. lol. As mentioned before, this topic was hard to find! Oh well. Anywho... I was just wondering, if there is a set rule for gaining weight for "normal" sized women to gain weight (15-30 lbs), what is it for somebody bigger? I've gained 20 lbs so far, and I'm 29 weeks (tomorrow). So... just wondering, iz all.

mommy_4_life 2 kids; Michigan 5 posts
1st Nov '07

i was just wondering if anyone else has been having problems with pimples? i have been having  really bad break outs. any ideas on how to stop it? i have also been losing weight which i cant understand way cuz im always eating. so far ive lost 17lbs since i have found out i was pregnant. my doctor hasnt said anything bout it so i dont know if i should worry.  well thats all for now ladys. labor dust to all that need it!!!!

MerryDeath 1 child; Atlanta, Georgia 3118 posts
1st Nov '07
mommy_4_life wrote: i was just wondering if anyone else has been having problems with pimples? i have been having  really ... [snip!] ... said anything bout it so i dont know if i should worry.  well thats all for now ladys. labor dust to all that need it!!!!


I would suggest using Dermalogica Anti-Bac face wash, Multi Purpose toner, and O2 uptake serum (very little) as moisturizer. If you can get the Daily Micro foliant, but its not absolutely necessary.


I have had some hellacious breakouts (and I have ALWAYS had porcelain skin that was clear) and I had to start breaking out the big guns with the Dermalogica products.


Lucky for me I am an esthetics student, so professional skincare products are easily at my disposal. However, I can tell you that one weekend I used some Cetaphil and Aveno products from the drug store only to MAKE MY FACE WORSE! ( My face has almost cleared completely with the Dermalogica.


Your pimples are from a change in hormones which makes a change in oil production. You'll probably notice that your pores are larger now too.


If you are totally broke and unable to invest in the skincare mentioned, you can always try purchasing Queen Helene Mint Julep Mask from the drugstore... Its not something you want to use more than 1-2 a week, but it may give you some relief. Its not the best, and can't sustain beautiful skin, but it can at least help.just clean your face really well, and put the mask on and go to bed with it on. It will feel totally gross at first, but most of it will slough off at night (its a drying mask) and you'll have to change your sheets in the morning, but your skin should look and feel better.



Mommyof2Monkeys 2 kids; Oregon 16730 posts
1st Nov '07
MommyMeri wrote: Well, its been a minute since I've been able to read about life on BabyGaga...I'm glad to see that for ... [snip!] ... 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 :)

I am sorry that you had to straighten all this out. However good for you for standing up for yourself and getting it fixed. I am so happy for the health of you and your baby that you knew that she was giving you bad advice. That is great that she addmitted she was wrong. Enjoy your ginger ale and carbs!!!!!!

LadyKiki Indiana 38 posts
2nd Nov '07
mommy_4_life wrote: i was just wondering if anyone else has
been having problems with pimples? i have been having  really ...
[snip!] ... said anything bout it so i dont know if i should
worry.  well thats all for now ladys. labor dust to all that need
it!!!!



I have been having trouble with breaking out, it
comes and goes. One thing I have always had is very good skin. A couple
weeks ago my face looked awful but it's gotten a little better. 
Also have been having hives. I found out I was all the sudden allergic
to any kind of seafood (lived off of seafood and tacos before I got
pregnant).


I have lost a little over 20 pounds since I got pregnant. My doctor seems fine with it.

Tigressnrg TTC since Oct 2009; 1 child; Ottawa, Ontario 4 posts
2nd Nov '07

Hi Ladies,


I too am a plus sized mommy to be.  My prepregnancy weight was 270ish (I think) I had lost about 30 pounds last year before my wedding in Oct, but since then I know I had gained some back.. but hadnt been on a scale in a while.  I am now 18 weeks tomorrow, and have only gained like 3 pounds.. and usually the day I weigh I end up feeling sick and lose those three pounds again.!  I already ahve a baby belly... as big as some of you who are much further along then I am.. but it isnt an even one.. ahahahah.. so I am looking forward to having my belly button line expand out to make top and bottom match.  (I am one of the lucky plus sized girls who carries the "tire" over her butt.. thats where most of my weight is)


My midwife was great when I met her.  She said right off the bat that we didnt need to worry about my weight, and that she would go by the babies progression and my uterus growth to see how things are progressing.  Not once has she told me what I can and cannot eat.. which is a godsend.. becuase i have had ALOT of food aversions.. many that still havent gone away!


I am hoping to take a few belly shots this weekend, and our next ultrasound is Monday.. YAY!  Hopefully the little one will be agreeable and show us the goods :)


Its so nice to see you all on here!  This thread actually convinced me to join the forums, not just get the newsletter!

sammiisasleep 2 kids; Utah 189 posts
2nd Nov '07

I am hoping that you ladies will understand and sympathize with me. I am not exactly plus sized (I am 5'4" and at 11 weeks pregnant weight 160 lbs which is 15 lbs over a "health weight") but have always been on the heavier side. My doctor made me feel like this was going to cause problems to both me and my baby and that I should have lost the weight before I got pregnant. Granted, I would love to be thinner, and wish that I was in better shape before I got pregnant, but I also don't think that these extra few pounds are that big a deal...am I wrong?

Mana (Mommy of 2) 2 kids; North East, Maryland 913 posts
2nd Nov '07
sammiisasleep wrote: I am hoping that you ladies will understand and sympathize with me. I am not exactly plus sized (I am ... [snip!] ... before I got pregnant, but I also don't think that these extra few pounds are that big a deal...am I wrong?



shit, i'd be happy if i was ur weight lol...trust me, if i'm not endangering my baby being bigger than u, then u have nothing to worry bout...and if ur doctor is being unreasonable or making u feel uncomfortable, u need to speak with them about it, and if they don't change their tune, get another doc

PokkaDotts 2 kids; Cranbrook, British Columbia 1777 posts
2nd Nov '07
sammiisasleep wrote: I am hoping that you ladies will understand and sympathize with me. I am not exactly plus sized (I am ... [snip!] ... before I got pregnant, but I also don't think that these extra few pounds are that big a deal...am I wrong?

I don't see you as harming you're child at all!   My midwife made me feel really bad for gaining too much weight, she told me that I was fat (yes in those words) and that I was going to have a fat child if I didn't put myself on a strict diet.  Fortunately, she dropped it after that and hasn't said a word about my weight since.  I would have to say, that being 15 pounds over the "healthy weight" is perfectly fine:)

redbort California 2 posts
2nd Nov '07

Best site ever, I work in an office with a bunch of miss america's that are pregnant, then there's me. i can't relate to anyone here. 5'4 and 230 lbs 13 weeks pregnant. Still early but I have not put on any weight yet. I had an US at 9 weeks and the baby was very active I have my next appointment 2 weeks from today and can't wait becuase sometimes I don't even feel pregnant, then other days it hits me like a ton of bricks.