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January 26th, 2013, 08:14 PM
amyhk's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
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Are you still lifting/carrying your kiddos? I still am, even though my son is nearing 35 pounds. After straining myself a little today it occurred to me that maybe I shouldn't be doing so anymore. The last thing I want is another loss. What are all of you doing?
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January 26th, 2013, 08:31 PM
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I am still lifting both of mine. DD is 31 lbs and DS is 24.5 lbs. I just can't really get away with NOT lifting them. I suppose I could with my daughter, as she is almost 4 but I just can't imagine telling her that I won't hold her because of the new baby, when I already feel like she gets the short end of the stick with her brother needing so much attention from me.
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January 26th, 2013, 09:03 PM
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I know, my little guy is in a mama phase lately. It kills me to reject requests to hold him or carry him. We walked all around a museum today with me doing most of the lifting even though I was there with my parents. I hope I'm not causing myself problems.
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January 26th, 2013, 09:21 PM
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I am lifting, and I am not allowed because of my hernia. As I get further along I think I will completely stop the older ones but not #7, #7 is still only 6 months, so he needs that closeness with mom.
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January 26th, 2013, 10:12 PM
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My kids aren't toddlers, but I still lift them. They are 5 and 7. The 7 year old probably weighs 40-45 pounds. I pick her up at least a few times a day and love on her or play with her. The 5 year old is probably 35-40 and I carried him from the inner harbor in baltimore to the parking garage a few blocks away as well as on my shoulders in a museum. As long as I am feeling okay and don't feel like I'm over doing it, everything will be fine. Pay attention to what my body is telling me. If/when I start feeling strained or pained by it, I will cut back or stop. I just see this as another form of exercise; any exercise you do or your body is used to pre-pregnancy, it is totally safe to continue doing while pregnant.
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January 26th, 2013, 10:12 PM
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I am still picking up my DS who is about 35lbs but I only do it when completely necessary. Im just being cautious though due to my previous miscarriages. When I had a threatened miscarriage last time the doctor told me not to lift anything over 20lbs.

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January 26th, 2013, 10:14 PM
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I do. I can't help it. She's my baby too, you know?
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January 27th, 2013, 04:52 AM
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I hold them both

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January 27th, 2013, 08:01 AM
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My son is 20 months. I do sometimes pick him up although now i try and sit on the floor near him wen he plays and he usually comes n sits on my lap n hugs me. If he wants to b piked up i sit down first so he comes n sits in my lap.
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January 27th, 2013, 08:49 AM
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yep still holding mine too. not doing it really isnt an option

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January 27th, 2013, 09:07 AM
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I still hold mine , nothing's changed... Not sure how it will go as I get bigger but I feel completely comfortable holding him! I still workout and lift weights also
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January 27th, 2013, 09:40 AM
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Yep I hold my younger two as well (my 2yo is about 26lbs and my 4yo is 42lbs). I do pilates three times a week too I haven't changed my physical activity since finding out I am pregnant. Although I realize that pilates won't last forever this pregnancy since it is a pretty intense abdominal workout. I will probably stop around 8-10weeks or so. Then just do walking and occasional weights

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January 27th, 2013, 09:50 AM
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Yep. Still carrying my 19 month old around. She's about 28 lbs. I don't see it as a problem.

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January 27th, 2013, 09:52 AM
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oh yeah i am...i have a 2yr old and an almost 1 year old. my son weighs 25lb and my daughter weighs about 22lb... i carried my son my entire pregnancy with my daughter b/c he was still a baby (they're16m apart) and it HURT by the end...so i'm expecting the pain this time. they can both walk which is helpful but i know that i will still have to carry them both at one point or another.

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January 27th, 2013, 10:47 AM
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Well the 6 and 5 year old are dang near taller than me, they come to my breast so they rarely get picked up preggo or not. Now if they are hurt, I will pick them up. The 4 year old is so tiny, I still spin her around but not all the time. I used to play fight with the kids but I don't now b/c I almost got kicked in the stomach so I don't take any chances.

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January 27th, 2013, 03:49 PM
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Yep, I am. My first son is 33ish pounds and my younger is 25ish pounds. I don't carry my first son all that much though, mainly just the younger one.
When I was preggo with my 2nd son, I still carried the first one. I did try to do it less when I got further along and the huge belly. He learned how to climb into his carseat in the car, etc.

I figured I was okay since I was doing those things before I got pregnant.

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January 27th, 2013, 09:36 PM
Happy Song's Avatar Nicole
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Even with my history of losses I pick my kids up. I know my babies were deceased before each of my miscarriages so I know lifting the kids did not cause it. Mine are French fries my 4 yo is 33lbs, my 2yo is 24lbs, and my 1yo is 19lbs.
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January 28th, 2013, 05:10 AM
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I don't think lifting a toddler would cause a miscarriage... Maybe I'm wrong? I pick up my four and five year old kids all the time.

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