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Old 01-26-2013, 02:39 PM
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I didn't do any screening tests either for this reason and I likely won't even do the test for gestational diabetes (have I said how much I heart my midwives?).

Barbara, like someone said above, turn the risk percentage on its head and you'll realize that chances are much more likely that you have a healthy baby
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Old 01-26-2013, 08:21 PM
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Barbara, I'm sorry to hear you're not happy with the test results. Everyone else is right...it doesn't mean ANYTHING and false positives are so common. For now, just focus on taking care of your self and minimizing stress, and decide if you want to do more testing or not.
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Old 01-27-2013, 11:45 PM
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I'm trying hard not to worry... It's scary.

I think though, that I just felt the baby kick. It was almost like a tingling sensation, and then a quick jerk within myself that made me sit up a second. And now I feel waves of tingling.
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Old 01-28-2013, 10:03 PM
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I'm a bit worried that I'm only 24 weeks and already am starting to get a bit uncomfortable. I can't bend over to tie my boots and walking my dog is sometimes tough-- when he pulls it feels like he's pulling on my uterus and I get short of breath a lot easier.

Tonight I was determined to zip up my sweater, split the zipper then spent 15 minutes watching my husband try to free me. Someone please tell me that it's possible for my growth to slow down?
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Old 01-28-2013, 10:22 PM
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I'm a bit worried that I'm only 24 weeks and already am starting to get a bit uncomfortable. I can't bend over to tie my boots and walking my dog is sometimes tough-- when he pulls it feels like he's pulling on my uterus and I get short of breath a lot easier.

Tonight I was determined to zip up my sweater, split the zipper then spent 15 minutes watching my husband try to free me. Someone please tell me that it's possible for my growth to slow down?
You're in your growth spurt stage and I 100% feel your pain. It was painful to tie my shoes this morning and I am only 17 weeks. I'm growing rapidly and it's really frustrating because it feels like just yesterday I was able to move just fine and now I'm tired, short of breath, and pretty uncomfortable. ): I hope it gets better for you, though. I guess it just takes some getting used to.
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Old 01-28-2013, 10:59 PM
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You're in your growth spurt stage and I 100% feel your pain. It was painful to tie my shoes this morning and I am only 17 weeks. I'm growing rapidly and it's really frustrating because it feels like just yesterday I was able to move just fine and now I'm tired, short of breath, and pretty uncomfortable. ): I hope it gets better for you, though. I guess it just takes some getting used to.
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Your body goes through so much adjusting. One thing that helps a little when your stomach is stretching, it feels really itchy. If you rub olive oil on your stomach and any other growing body parts it takes the itch away. Also, you will not get stretch marks!!! I have two kids and ZERO stretch marks. Buahaha.
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I've been getting short of breath if I as much as go up and down the stairs or from the basement to top floor since I was like 7 weeks that's one of the worst parts I think. I'm 21 weeks and not even really showing, but my stomach is starting to feel kind of tight and it's harder to get up from the floor and stuff, so I don't think it's too early for you to be feeling like that. Just make sure if the dog pulls, he won't pull you down, since your balance will be off.
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Old 01-29-2013, 08:43 AM
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I'm a bit worried that I'm only 24 weeks and already am starting to get a bit uncomfortable. I can't bend over to tie my boots and walking my dog is sometimes tough-- when he pulls it feels like he's pulling on my uterus and I get short of breath a lot easier.
It will slow down! Do not let this freak you out (everyone is different!) but I grew the most between 21 and 27. It's definitely slowing down now though (29 weeks). However, the next person to tell me that I look *really* pregnant is probably going to get smacked. The shortness of breath is probably not going to go away. :| I've had it since the beginning and while it's not getting worse, it's also not getting better (most likely because everything is now getting squashed up under my ribs).

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Tonight I was determined to zip up my sweater, split the zipper then spent 15 minutes watching my husband try to free me. Someone please tell me that it's possible for my growth to slow down?
I did this with a work jacket (AT work lol) the other day and had to free myself. It was amusing and yet kind of depressing.

I want to mention too that you'll develop work arounds for the uncomfortable-ness. I have methods for everything - tying my shoes, getting off the floor, getting out of bed, picking things up off the floor, feeding the dogs, etc. I'm REALLY looking forward to being able to do all those things normally again but until then the work arounds are doable.
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I want to mention too that you'll develop work arounds for the uncomfortable-ness. I have methods for everything - tying my shoes, getting off the floor, getting out of bed, picking things up off the floor, feeding the dogs, etc. I'm REALLY looking forward to being able to do all those things normally again but until then the work arounds are doable.
This. Try squatting (which is good for you anyways) or for tying shoes I preferred to lean on the back of the couch and cross a leg over. I still do this, for socks too. I haven't ever gotten to the point of not being able to figure out a way to reach my feet lol!

As for the walking and heavy feeling, I think I've mentioned it before, but a support belt will work wonders. I had to get one around 24 weeks as well because the ligament pain was pretty bad when I walked.
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Old 01-29-2013, 10:35 AM
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I think lots of the difficulty in moving is more from shifting bones and muscles and stretching than from the actual size of the baby/belly. I'm at a point where people who know me well could tell if I'm wearing tighter-fitting clothes, but there's no way a stranger would guess I'm pregnant and I can easily hide it. And I'm still a freakin' spazz trying to reach for stuff and bend and get up.
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