Well tomorrow is our 4 month (16 weeks) appointment and I feel like I should start thinking about other things besides food and exercise. I have TONS of questions and since I know so many people who have recently had a baby or are pregnant or just know tons about what to do, I thought I’d post and ask some of the questions I have. You can facebook message me or email me any answers or tid bits you have at email@example.com.
Did anyone’s doctor recommend baby/child’s aspirin after 12 weeks to help reduce the chances of preeclampsia? I haven’t taken any yet, but he talked to me about it at my 8 week and I was just curious if anyone else did.
As you know, I really like to work out (well not really like, but really have to) and am curious of everyone else’s workout regimen. I LOVE weights and it has been the most effective thing for me as far as fat burning goes, but can’t help but worry if I’m doing too much. I’ve never seen a pregnant person doing weights in a gym before so I don’t want people judging me when I get bigger. As far as cardio goes, I walk/run, bike, and do the elliptical. I have to feel just right to run though. I haven’t done any sit ups or ab work because I read to steer clear of that, but know someone else who did do it up to 6 months. Your thoughts?
STRETCH MARKS/BELLY RING:
I don’t have any yet (barely even have a bump), but want to prevent any when I start to grow. Does anyone recommend any cream/oil for these?
When should I take my ring out? If you have one, did it close up or get extremely big?
I have not ventured out into maternity clothes yet, but will soon need them in a month or so. Where is the best place to get them (cute, inexpensive, good quality, etc…)?
Here is where I REALLY need help! I haven’t really thought of things yet for the baby, but I want to get a lot done before school starts again, so I am not super stressed when I’m back at work. I find out the sex of the baby in beginning/middle of July so I won’t start getting gender specific stuff till after that. So here are my questions:
1. Where is a good place to register?
2. Is there a certain paint we should use that is not harmful to me or baby?
3. Is there any “musts” I have to get that you’ve discovered? Either for me or baby. For example, my cousin’s wife said a swaddle blanket (not sure if that is the proper name) was a life saver.
4. I’m going by the list on this website: http://www.gerber.com/AllStages/Parenting_Advice/Baby_Registry_Checklist.aspx?source=10064630&gclid=CKmBsd6-q6kCFQbCKgodfnKwJw
Is there anything else you recommend getting that is not on here?
Thank you so much for reading and PLEASE give me any info you have. I would really appreciate it! I feel so overwhelmed!