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Romani Jr is on the way

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  • romanigypsyeyesromanigypsyeyes 33376 replies767 threads Senior Member
    @busdriver11 my one SIL had horrific pregnancies - all day sickness until basically she gave birth, no energy, etc. My sister (and mom) never got sick and felt fine during the whole pregnancy. I'm hoping I have my mom and sister's genes but unlikely (with my luck 😂) .

    Like I said, I'm so lucky to be able to work from home and do my work around my schedule. My boss (dissertation chairs) already knows and has given me wide flexibility with everything.

    I am trying to get out and walk for ~20 minutes a day at least - even if it's just walking around our super tiny block several times.
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  • 1or2Musicians1or2Musicians 1371 replies0 threads Senior Member
    I had pretty easy pregnancies but I was SO exhausted first trimester. I remember with my first I came home from work one day, did NOT immediately take a nap, and in fact took the dog for a short walk. Lo and behold, after that I started counting and realized I was into my second trimester.
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  • busdriver11busdriver11 15269 replies28 threads Senior Member
    You are definitely fortunate to have the flexibility, that’s great! And good about the walking, at least it’s worth trying, and hopefully it will make you feel more energetic in the end.
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  • bookwormbookworm 8950 replies72 threads Senior Member
    I too waited until the baby was born to have a shower. This was small, just during lunch at my job. I had a nice party with some catered plates at son’s first birthday, with my friends.
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  • collage1collage1 1794 replies72 threads Senior Member
    I saw the new title and wondered how I could have missed it with over 200 posts. Started at the beginning and was so incredibly happy for you when I read the good news. I wish you the easiest of pregnancies! And happy for you that you have flexibility in your schedule...I hope you'll just indulge and listen to your body and take care of yourself!
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  • CountingDownCountingDown 13486 replies110 threads Senior Member
    Romani, If you like swimming (or even just floating or pool walking), I found that felt REALLY good when I was pregnant. Of course, check with the doc. I was on 80% bedrest starting at 20 weeks with S1, and the pool was one of the splurges I had during that time. This comes from a person who otherwise hates water activities. Probably helped that my maternity swimsuit turned out to be the only swimsuit I've ever owned that I really liked.
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  • HImomHImom 34452 replies392 threads Senior Member
    @romanigypsyeyes — excellent that you have lots of academic and household support. Listen to your body and yup, do the naps and walks.

    One thing that also helped me was meditation and relaxation. It was the most useful tool for labor and delivery with both babies. It helped calm me and keep me focused. I used the transcendental meditation I learned to get through law school. It just worked better than Lamaze and everything else for me.
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  • NorthernMom61NorthernMom61 4179 replies30 threads Senior Member
    @romanigypsyeyes Loving the thread title change. Looking forward to hearing about all of the changes. That dog pic to the side of your nick could change too! Congratulations and best of luck to both you and your husband.
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  • FallGirlFallGirl 8079 replies27 threads Senior Member
    Hi @romanigypsyeyes , can't believe I missed your wonderful news. Congratulations to you and your husband and all my best wishes!
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  • conmamaconmama 4351 replies320 threads Senior Member
    Congratulations!! Wishing you all the best!
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  • dwhitedwhite 861 replies61 threads Member
    This is such happy news - YAY!!! Lucky little baby to have you as their mommy!
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  • MaineLonghornMaineLonghorn 38776 replies2127 threads Super Moderator
    I was lucky to have easy pregnancies. Looking back on it, hiking up a mountain in Acadia National Park at seven months probably wasn't the brightest thing to do.
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  • HImomHImom 34452 replies392 threads Senior Member
    edited August 27
    Well, golfing at 8 months pregnant was ok. Glad I didn’t golf at 9 months. If one can figure out how to put the extra weight behind the ball, it does go further — which direction it goes is always an issue when one is a novice golfer.
    edited August 27
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  • busdriver11busdriver11 15269 replies28 threads Senior Member
    I was lucky to have easy pregnancies. Looking back on it, hiking up a mountain in Acadia National Park at seven months probably wasn't the brightest thing to do.

    Yeah, probably not a good idea, but everything seems clearer after the fact, doesn’t it? With my first child, I didn’t want to admit to anyone at work that I was pregnant, so I kept it hidden for several months. Finally at around six months pregnant, I was flying low levels at 500 feet over the mountains, doing 60 degree bank turns, and the little guy was kicking hard. I realized I was a complete idiot for doing this, and finally fessed up. Took no risks the second time around, though. After having my first child and realizing how very much I loved him, I was horrified that I put him at any risk whatsoever.
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  • romanigypsyeyesromanigypsyeyes 33376 replies767 threads Senior Member
    I love the water but pools are so expensive around here. It's something like $800 for a year pass at the closest rec center. My city doesn't have any rec centers with pools so we have to pay out of city fees everywhere 🙁. And the local YMCA we have is grossly inaccessible.

    There's no point in me trying to hide the pregnancy, even if I wanted to. I work with a very small team and they've all known me for years. They know that I'm a pop addict and if they don't see me drinking it, they'll know something is up lol.
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  • jonrijonri 7292 replies134 threads Senior Member
    Congratulations! It's wonderful news. I hope you feel more energetic soon.
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  • CountingDownCountingDown 13486 replies110 threads Senior Member
    @romanigypsyeyes, surely there are swimming facilities on campus? I would think they'd have to be accessible, too. Would your doc be able to write an RX that might get you into a pool at a discounted rate? My dad does therapeutic aquatherapy and light swimming 3x/week after a bout of salmonella last year almost killed him. He swears by it for restoring his core strength and ability to live independently.

    I hear you about the local pools -- we're in an unincorporated town, which means it's out-of-city fees AND last-in-line registration. The nearest county pool is a 20 minute drive.
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  • eyemamomeyemamom 5428 replies79 threads Senior Member
    I don’t know how I missed this thread! Congratulations! So happy for you and your family. Your body is hard at work making a baby, naps are essential.
    It sounds like you’re enjoying every moment, I’ll be looking forward to the updates.
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  • romanigypsyeyesromanigypsyeyes 33376 replies767 threads Senior Member
    @CountingDown yeah there are swim facilities on campus but campus is a good half hour drive and parking can easily be another half hour.

    Aqua therapy falls under physical therapy which is $25 a session. Cheaper to buy the passes! lol

    I might just bite the bullet and do it. My rheumy has been yelling at me to swim for years and I really do love it (and used to swim competitively) but it's just so hard to get started. But now it's not just about me.
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