Third Trimester

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34 weeks Pregnant and Counting Down the Days

Hi my name is Rosie and I am 18 years old. I am 34 weeks pregnant with my first baby. I am having a little girl and her name is Anna-Rosa Louise. Icant wait to hold her in my arms.

My first trimester was okay. I had on and off morning sickness that did not come in the morning it was mostly night time (so why call it morning sickness lol?!). I have a very supportive Bf who has been here throughout the pregnancy. He is doing everything for me he waits on me hand and foot. Bless him- I love him to bits. When I told my mum I was pregnant, she was a bit iffy with me and eventually she became very supportive. Now that I am getting closer to the big day she is even more supportive. My Bf's mum cant wait; she is really excited. She bought a lovely dress for Anna-Rosa the other day.

Anyways my second trimester was a doddle. Until halfway through, I had lots of problems. I think that my pregnancy has gone so so fast. It feels like only a few weeks ago when the nurse said to me your pregnant. My lil' girls EDD is 13 march 2010 and I cant wait to meet her- neither can my Bf, hehe.



trying to hold er in

My pregnacy has been very very hard im 16 years old and dident mean to get pregnant but now im almost 8 months my edd is march 23 2010 and im getting very nervous ive hade a very ruff pregnacy my first trimester was have hard i stayed sick all day everyday and it went til my 2nd trimester im very little and gained weight very im @ 24 pounds 2nd trimester was iffy i had good days and bad days some worse than others i have a great baby daddy and hes very excited ab the baby he helps me alot when i got into my third trimester it all went down hill i went into premature labor and was rushed to the hospital in the ambulance when i got there i was dialated 2 and they started me on mag to stop my contractions with was 5 mins apart they told me straight up that the baby had a chance she wouldent make it .......they gave me 2 shots to help her lungs develop.....they kept me for 2 nights and thank god my contractions stoped now im on modified bed rest its a very scary process but my daughter carley joanne will be oaky i pray every night for my baby and all the other pregnant people because it is such a ruff time....good luck to all the people who read this who are carrying babys just like i nickie nikole and carley joanne

nickie nikole oneal

Roller Coaster ride of first pregnancy


This is story of pregnant mom of first baby which is on journey.I have completed my 34 weeks today. My first trimster was so cool. I even don't remember how first trimster flew.My second trimster was not so easy ,my internal os was open .I was on the bedrest for 2 month. Now everything is fine, hope so. My EDD is 15 feb.Only five weeks left and now i feel i am on the rollercoaster ride. I don't know abt baby sex, very excited to take in to my arms. My DH is so supportive at all the time. So ALL THE BEST to all preggo moms.

Have a nice day
Neha Sharma, India


Dissowned Me

I am currently 34 weeks 5 days pregnant have my own house but still living with my mum and dad. I cannot move into my new house yet as i do not have the essentials ie washing machine, cooker and fridge. I dont have any money to buy them either. Since i found out i was pregnant at 4 weeks my mum has been threatning to fling me own and now uses the excuse of you have your own house now bolt. All my mum does is argue with my dad over me and i feel as if its all my doing.I am 1 week 2 days off 9 month and my mum is constantly moaning at me .


My Pregnancy so far at 8 1/2 Months

I didn't expect to get pregnant at all, especially at eight-teen without a stable lifestyle. I switched on and off between adoption and motherhood for the first few months but now I know I'm going to keep Amoura, my daughter.

I've had so much help, I never thought I'd have everything I needed! Between yard-sales, church donations, friends, and thrift stores I've succeeded in obtaining everything I'll need for the first year. Everyone has really pulled together for me and now I have an income-based apartment as well with dishes, toiletries, and all! I'm very grateful to my baby for giving me all of this, even in the horrible neighborhood.

When I hit about five months I started to increase in size, which REALLY had me freaked. I've always been the perfect weight for my size so I bought a bottle of stretch-mark cream right away and have been using it ever since. I've found a few stretch-marks ever since eight months or so and I rub some of the Palmer's cream on for a few days and they slowly disappear again.

I get fatigued everyday. I understand MSG, Fluoride, High Fructose Corn Syrup, and Aspartame are especially unhealthy for me at this time so I try to stay away from these as much as possible. Yet, the only energy drink my doctor said is okay is Crystal Light and it does contain Aspartame (an artificial sweetener that damages your nervous system and causes brain disorders.) I have decided that, since I drink bottled water and eat healthy, that this is still the most harmless remedy for my sleep-walking (or lying!) I encourage EVERY pregnant woman to read up on MSG, Aspartame, etc. risks for the safety of their child. If it helps the bottled water I get is Nestle Pure Life and is mass produced for Wallmart so I know everyone can find that brand. Fluoride is NOT recommended for anyone with a developing mind because it DOES cause brain damage, especially in younger years. The only ways to get Fluoride out of tap water is Reverse Osmosis and Distillation. Other filters do NOT treat fluoride!

So, along with the many things I'm grateful for having a child for, I'm excited to finally raise a baby free from television, poisons, drugs, verbal abuse and more! Now that I've hit my third trimester I have this feeling that I'm going to enjoy teaching her everything WAY before the average child. My expectations are high for myself as well, though, seeing as how I do come from a home of much yelling/fighting, drugs, and neglect. I understand most children are raised in such ways and I complexly just cannot stand by and let Disney raise my innocent daughter!

Her baby room is finally set up now and I have all kinds of decorations to help her learn the alphabet, numbers, shapes, and more! I'm pretty proud of what it looks like now that I've added some love :). The whole room may have cost my boyfriend and I fifty dollars so I'm also enjoying being helpful to the planet and re-using many baby items (except of course the re-usable diapers I bought, binkies, etc.)

I have had impossible sleep for a few weeks now and it takes me over three hours to fall asleep. I try to sip on some milk half an hour before bed, go to the bathroom, and if all else fails sleep in the huge, green, comfy recliner I am re-using from a yard-sale. I only have one pillow right now and cannot afford more so I use an extra blanket when I'm not boiling hot. I try to remember to turn the thermostat down to 60-63 instead of the usual 70 in the winter. I have a fan on at all times which helps with noises from my upstairs neighbors as well! Also, I try to have things ready like a bottled water next to the bed and a night-light leading to the bathroom.

I'm such a nerd about being a parent, I am a part of over ten different newsletters and mailing lists! I love hearing about what I'm going through and what helps, it makes me feel smarter when someone else is asking about my pregnancy! Which is good seeing as how some studies prove that pregnant women are more forgetful.

My back has never hurt and throbbed like this either! I have a problem with my SI Joints from injuries in my teens as it is, so having a baby's skull stuck in that spot is a killer when I try to do much of anything. I'll go out for a walk and I'm crippled once again cooped up with my heating pad and nice hot baths (which I'm amazed at how well that actually works!) I put lavender scented salts in my bath, though, to help relax.

Well, that is just about all I can think of and it is past my bedtime. Thank you for reading my story, I hope it helped other first-time mothers like myself!

-Alisha D.

Alisha DePreste

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