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post #101 of 273
Thanks for the congrats guys! In true form, I cried like an emotional-wreck mother when I saw the hb.

momtojj- I feel HORRIBLE today as well. I don't know what it is. I'm taking antinausea meds but couldn't even lift my head off of the pillow this morning! It was like torture getting out of bed to fix breakfast and then I went straight back to bed. Then I got a headache. I dunno. Since we're less than a week apart, it sounds like our symptoms are right on track!
post #102 of 273
Hi all,
I'm new to this forum.I'm Mangai.I'm a Indian living in US.I'm expecting my second one and my EDD is 11-14-2009. I'm very happy to join this thread.
Thanks
Mangai
post #103 of 273
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Hi all,
I'm new to this forum.I'm Mangai.I'm a Indian living in US.I'm expecting my second one and my EDD is 11-14-2009. I'm very happy to join this thread.
Thanks
Mangai
and come join us over in the November DDC (Due Date Club)!
post #104 of 273
Can you add me? I just found this thread. I'm 11 weeks today (So I'm in my 12th week?) and after today I will be officially further along than I was when I had my last miscarriage. :

The main ways I am trying to keep from stressing is by not getting an us or doppler during the whole pregnancy unless absolutely medically necessary and not doing any pelvic exams until at least 14 weeks. I don't want to worry whether those things will cause any problems or not, so I'm just not doing them. That's kind of the opposite of the way most people think, right? - but that's OK.
post #105 of 273
ShwarmaQueen and mom-to-jj: I'm sorry to hear you are both starting to feel yucky. ShwarmaQueen, what med did you get, or are you taking the leftover Zofran? Congrats on seeing the heartbeat. mom-to-jj, I'm glad you told all your family. It sounds like they were excited to hear about it. I hope you don't continue to get the migraines, that sounds awful.

AFM: DH and I finally cleaned our house, which makes me feel much better. I hate having a dirty/messy house and it was really getting out of control. Last night we went to my parents' house for dinner--corned beef and cabbage! I was able to eat, which was great, but I felt SOOOOOO FULL and bloated after eating only a small portion. I felt terrible afterward. As soon as we got home I took some Gas-X (which didn't help at all) and had to lay down. It seems I can only eat about 1/3 c. of any food at a time or this ends up happening. All I can say is, WTF??? My uterus is only the size of a grapefruit, so clearly it isn't pushing on my stomach very much, so why does this keep happening???? Anyway, aside from that I had a pretty good weekend. I got my hair done, but I'm not sure about it just yet. It's a lot shorter, which I like, but I'm just not quite into it yet. I'm hoping it grows on me.

I hope you all have a great week. It's finally starting to look like spring a little around here. I can't wait for the warm weather!!!!!
post #106 of 273
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Mangai and Degas.

I think the same way Degas. I haven't even set up an appointment with the dr yet : With both my previous pregnancies though the dr didn't even recommend an ultrasound until 20 weeks. In fact that was my only ultrasound with dd1. DD2 I had more as I was having so many contractions and my cervix was shortening. I'm going to do the same thing with this babe, no ultrasound until 20 weeks, unless something dictates that I get one earlier for some reason.
post #107 of 273
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ShwarmaQueen and mom-to-jj: I'm sorry to hear you are both starting to feel yucky. ShwarmaQueen, what med did you get, or are you taking the leftover Zofran? Congrats on seeing the heartbeat.
Thanks Brin. I've been taking the zofran and it's wonderful. But it's almost finished and so I'm trying to get my OB's office to give me more.
post #108 of 273
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Thanks Brin. I've been taking the zofran and it's wonderful. But it's almost finished and so I'm trying to get my OB's office to give me more.
Good luck getting more of the Zofran. I'm glad it's working for you.

I think I've realized that part of my problem of feeling sick is that I haven't been able to take any of my vitamins, so I probably have low iron levels. I have been feeling less nauseated, and have had fewer stomach problems for the last week, but I feel so sluggish and weak all the time. Now that I am starting to feel better, I really want to get all the way back to normal. I just haven't been able to swallow the prenatal I bought, it's HUGE! Does anyone know how much iron is safe to take during pregnancy? I'll probably call my mw and ask her, but I wondered if anyone else has experience with this. I have had low iron in both of my last pregnancies, but I can't remember how much extra iron I took.
post #109 of 273
Welcome, mangai and Degas!

Just a quick update: I had my ultrasound, and everything is fine! The doctor was concerned when I told her my only pg symptom to date is a single migraine, but Baby is there, and the heart is beating away! DH made the mistake of telling my doctor that we heard the HB on doppler already. She insisted it was impossible and that we were hearing my HB. I didn't bother to argue with her, but I am positive that my heart doesn't beat at 140BPM. (I can pick up my HB, easily, at around 85-90BPM. I know the difference.) I also had a little fight with her over the Pap, but I did not get one today. She tried to bargain with me by suggesting that if I'm not comfortable with it at 8 weeks, I at least do it after the 1st trimester. Sigh, I said I would think about it. She acted like she'd never heard that you can go 2-3 years if your risk is low. She acted like she didn't know that pregnancy can cause abnormal results. She said she never has women in their 20's refusing it. She said any spotting I might have isn't related to the pregnancy and can't hurt the baby.
post #110 of 273
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Brin- have you tried Floradix - it's a liquid iron and it actually tastes good (at least I think so) and isn't hard on your stomach. I was anemic with dd2 so I was on iron supplements, just the amount suggested on the bottle is what I needed to get my iron levels up. And Floradix didn't give me any horrible side effects like other iron supplements did.

mom-to-jj - I just want to say arghhh!!! How frustrating that must have been to hear from your dr.
post #111 of 273
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Does anyone know how much iron is safe to take during pregnancy? I'll probably call my mw and ask her, but I wondered if anyone else has experience with this. I have had low iron in both of my last pregnancies, but I can't remember how much extra iron I took.
At this point, I wouldn't be concerned about becoming anemic- it's still way early. It's not an issue until your blood volume increases to 40-50% more than usual (3rd trimester), but right now it's only increased about 10%. I feel like the progesterone and hCG is more responsible for my sluggishness (top it off with the sickness).
post #112 of 273
Sorry for the late but we're glad to have you Degas and mangai! Degas, I remember you from the TTC board. Didn't you go to the inauguration?

mom-to-jj: Oh, how exciting to see the baby!!! I'm sorry that your OB was so frustrating, but good for you for standing your ground. Maybe she just won't bring it up again later and you won't have to worry about it again. If she does, just remember that you can say "No." In fact, you could say, "I will not be having a pap during this pregnancy, end of discussion. I'd appreciate it if you would respect my wishes as an informed mother and patient and not bring it up again." I bet she'd be surprised to hear that! And, after your stomach falls back out of your throat, I bet you'd feel pretty good for having said so." JMO.

ShwarmaQueen: That's a good point about the blood volume and low iron, but if I can't blame it on that then I'm really disappointed since I thought I could fix that really quickly and not just have to wait two more weeks for the first tri to be over. Damn! Do HCG and progesterone decrease once the placenta takes over? When does that happen?

minsca: Thanks for the recommendation. I'm pretty sensitive to tastes so I'd be a little skeptical about a liquid. I can't even eat Total cereal because I can taste all the vitamins in it . However, I could probably put up with the taste if it meant being able to avoid all the fun side effects of iron. Not that I don't love being constipated and nauseated! Even though it may be too early to have really low iron, I think a little extra might just help with my energy level, and I'll try just about anything (is there an icon for being desperate?)

All of a sudden I really want Raisin Bran.....:
post #113 of 273
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ShwarmaQueen: That's a good point about the blood volume and low iron, but if I can't blame it on that then I'm really disappointed since I thought I could fix that really quickly and not just have to wait two more weeks for the first tri to be over. Damn! Do HCG and progesterone decrease once the placenta takes over? When does that happen?
I've read that at then end of the first trimester the hormones peak and that's when the placenta takes over progesterone...hopefully that spells relief!!! You're so close!

And just a side note, : I can't live w/o raisin bran right now!
post #114 of 273
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All of a sudden I really want Raisin Bran.....:
That's so funny! So do I, now that I read that......:

I haven't had raisin bran since I was a kid!
post #115 of 273
I went to Costco after I picked my kids up yesterday and I bought Raisin Bran. It's delicious!!!! I also bought pistachios and jello. And then, that's pretty much what I ate for dinner. :
post #116 of 273
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I went to Costco after I picked my kids up yesterday and I bought Raisin Bran. It's delicious!!!! I also bought pistachios and jello. And then, that's pretty much what I ate for dinner. :
I have to tell you as soon as I saw the words "raisin" "bran", I texted (is that a word??) ,my DH who was out with the kids, and asked him to get some. Of course, sweet man, he went to the natural foods co-op and got the organic healthy version of raisin bran. I couldn't tell him I really wanted the original! So, I ate that for dinner! :
post #117 of 273
brinalicious - Yes, I did go to the inauguration, and it was awesome!

I haven't been craving Raisan Bran myself, but I have been craving lots of fruit. It seems to be one of the only things that is consistently appealing to me. The dinner of pistachios, jello, and Raisan Bran sounds pretty good though! I had a lunch last week where the only thing I wanted was cheese - so I ate a whole pack of sliced cheese - like 12 pieces!

ShwarmaQueen - congrats on seeing the heartbeat!

So, I think I've been able to keep my stress level down some by not doing doppler or ultrasound. However, I did get a full prenatal bloodwork done last thursday at my OB visit - after this I'm switching over to only my homebirth midwife's care. I've been seeing a Nurse Practitioner at the OB's and she is really awesome - very homebirth friendly and respectful of my choices.

Anyway, now that I've gotten the full bloodwork done, I want to know the results like, Now! I've been that annoying patient who called two times yesterday and left a message once asking if they could tell me the results. They had told me the nurse would call me, but she never did. I spent all yesterday stressing about the results - I was not able to get any work done. At the end of the day I called and found out that the results hadn't even arrived yet and that's why they hadn't called. They said the nurse would call when they had them. So today I am itching to call them, but I'm preventing myself because I know they will call me. But I am having trouble not being antsy, stressed, and I am having trouble getting any work done.

So, can you please help me not be stressed? I have tried to tell myself worrying and stressing about it is not going to change the results. I am also telling myself most likely the results won't tell much anyway, since even if I'm about to miscarry that would not show up in my hcg numbers unless I do actually start to miscarry. Telling myself those things don't seem to be helping much. Why can't I just let go and not be stressed about this given the above? I need to find a project to work on to keep me busy, but every time the phone rings, I jump at it and I just can't seem to be focused.

But at least I passed yesterday totally uneventfully and I am now officially further along then I was during the last miscarriage. I am also only two weeks away from being out of the first trimester! :
post #118 of 273
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Degas - I can't believe you are almost out of the first tri, I remember when you got your BFP and it doesn't seem like that long ago. I am sure everything is fine! My thinking is you always know right away if something is bad. At least that has been my experience with waiting for lab results. The bad results seem to come back right away and the good results seem to take forever!!

I feel like such a wimp, I seriously can't seem to take this m/s anymore. I feel like curling up into a ball and crying. Of course it didn't help that dd2 was awake from 12-2 and dd1 was awake from 1:30-3 and then DH coughed all night. So I think I had less then 4 hrs of sleep and most of them were before midnight. And of course dd1 has given up her afternoon nap most days. : that I can get her down for a nap this afternoon when dd2 naps, as I don't think I'm going to make it through this day.
post #119 of 273
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I am also only two weeks away from being out of the first trimester! :
I'm right there with you. I really hope something magical happens after the first trimester ends...like I just wake up one morning and my hair looks awesome and I have a whole wardrobe of clothes that fit, and I feel GREAT!!!! Then, I'm going to go work out and have really great meals that I truly enjoy eating. I really need that to happen.

I don't know if you pay much attention to the articles on Mothering.com, but I read the one this morning about acupuncture when you are pregnant and I think I might seriously consider it. Has anyone here tried it while pregnant?
post #120 of 273
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I had a lunch last week where the only thing I wanted was cheese - so I ate a whole pack of sliced cheese - like 12 pieces!
Oh, cheese! I have been wolfing it down like crazy. I pile extra cheese on frozen pizzas...today I grated some cheddar into my eggs and then ate slices of it while the eggs were scrambling. Mmm, warm, gooey, stringy cheese...

Hope you get your bloodwork back soon. Be sure to update us! : almost to the 2nd trimester already!
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