Hey, I was just thinking about a thread like this! You read my mind, Hedra! Congratulations, welcome to the club. You DO know the secret handshake, right?
Fessie, I didn’t realize we were so close in our pregnancies.
23 weeks here and doing well. I have not experienced any excess salivation at all. But I have realized a few truths:
[li]All maternity clothes were designed by men[/li][li]Picking a first name is easy compared to picking a middle name [/li][li]Baby clothes really ARE that cute[/li][li]All maternity clothes are designed by men who hate women[/li][li]If my breasts get any bigger, I’m going to start walking all stooped over (I’m on my second new bra size)[/li][li]Sleep is a thing of the past - and the 'Lil Cricket hasn’t even been born yet. It’s impossible to find a comfortable position[/li][li]My cat, Oliver, is possessed of an infinite amount of patience (he likes to sleep cuddled up next to me on the body pillow. So every time I have to sit up to turn on my other side, he rolls off, waits a moment until I turn, then climbs back up again)[/li][li]I really don’t like being pregnant (although I really can’t complain - I’m having a fairly easy pregnancy so far)[/li][li]Since nothing fits right, and my body looks odd, I’ve become much more interested in makeup, shower and bath stuff (bath gels, body washes, etc) and hair products[/li][li]I hate maternity clothes designers with the white-hot passion of a thousand burning suns[/li][li] Even though I’m not THAT big yet, I have to consciously keep myself from adapting the “pregnancy waddle” and from grunting in an unlady-like manner every time I get up from the bed or a comfy chair[/li][li] Perhaps I complain too much…[/li][li] Mr. Cricket is even cuter and more adorable than usual when he sings or talks to my tummy[/li][/ul]
That is all.
Actually, I the only problem I’m really having at this point isreally bad back-aches. More from stress than anything else. That and the fact that my body REALLY doesn’t like having only two positions to sleep in (left side or right side!).
I had an ultrasound at my last appointment on 10/2 - we were able to videotape this one which was pretty cool. We’ve now established that our daughter is a total wiggle-worm. She’s never still. I feel flutters on and off all day long. I can’t wait until she can move strongly enough for Mr. Cricket to feel it. He sometimes thinks he can, but it’s not too strong yet.
My next appointment is next week. I plan to ask about post-partum depression as I’m worried I could be slightly at risk for a number of reasons.
I’m in the middle of the second trimester and am just beginning to feel that energy surge I keep hearing about. Rats. This means I will have no excuse to sit on the couch every night and watch multiple episodes of Buffy (I’m a recent convert and am working my way through the DVD’s - I’ve just started season 4)