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yay for the new thread! the other one was a little overwhelming.

beth - due jan 3, 2010

carmen - we have the same due date! (for what it's worth...)
Welcome and congrats, Beth!

Ooh, a sign teacher...I hope you sign with your little one. I did with mine and she started at just 3 months old and continued signing throughout her infant/toddlerhood. I wish I'd kept up with it b/c now she doesn't remember much anymore and I would love for her and the baby to sign together.
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Originally Posted by whoabethy View Post
yay for the new thread! the other one was a little overwhelming.

beth - due jan 3, 2010

carmen - we have the same due date! (for what it's worth...)
Hi beth, I've added you to the list Yay for January 3

Good luck at your u/s, kimlyn!

Ugh, indigo. I can't believe she is still sick!!!
post #23 of 250
I'm going to Virginia Beach for vacation so I'll let you all know how the u/s went when I get back. Have a great weekend!
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Raene - i'm hoping DP will sign to the baby constantly. she's fluent, so maybe our baby will turn out bilingual. now i just need to learn some signs...
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Welcome, Beth! Just came from the perinatologist and all is looking good. Today's ultrasound estimated that the baby is now only at the 67th percentile for weight (as opposed to the 96th previously). So, doc said he/she is totally is the normal range now. He was also happy with my blood sugars and said that I can continue to be diet controlled at this point. : I have another growth ultrasound in 4 weeks.
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Welcome, Beth! Just came from the perinatologist and all is looking good. Today's ultrasound estimated that the baby is now only at the 67th percentile for weight (as opposed to the 96th previously). So, doc said he/she is totally is the normal range now. He was also happy with my blood sugars and said that I can continue to be diet controlled at this point. : I have another growth ultrasound in 4 weeks.
Great news, jody! Very happy you can stick with diet controlled!
post #27 of 250
Hello all,

Single queer, pregnant due Feb. 14, 2010! First pregnancy
post #28 of 250
gefeliceteered basje! congrats on your first pregnancy!
i'm living in amsterdam, my partner is pregnant with our first baby due in 4 weeks.
post #29 of 250
We went to the Doctors on Monday and at that time the baby was still breach. The midwife started talking about a c-section and described the process to us so that we were prepared. The midwife got really concerned when the two lesbians started crying, and if you met Kate crying is not something that she does. We explained that a c-section was not something that we wanted and how hard it was to hear that it was now the plan. The midwife was very supportive. She talked about her experience and from that I knew that she got it. She encouraged me to try the moxa treatment at my acupunctist again and scheduled me to return on Thursday to meet with a doctor. She hand picked the doctor that she felt was the best fit describing her as a "midwife at heart who decided to go to medical school" She is actually the doc that I like the best in the practice. We also discussed how the other doc had told us that because of the size of the baby I was looking at a c-section for that. The first thing that the midwife said was "ultrasounds are often off by a pound to a pound and a half" (THANK YOU!!!) SHe said that if the baby is estimated to be over 10 pounds then they offer a c-section it is not required. She encouraged me to deliver naturally and if the baby is too big we would be able to tell during labor. It was such a different experience then we had had the week prior.
So on Thursday we went for an Ultrasound and she had turned :
Not sure when it happened but I am so happy that it did.
The doc did talk to us about induction. Due to the GD they do not want me to go past my due date.
So on Monday I will have a NST and they will check if I am dilated at all. They will then schedule an induction for the end of the week. I plan to have acupuncture so that I can avoid as many induction drugs as possible. Acupuncture helped me get pregnant and helped turn the baby, I feel that it is fitting to have it as part of the birth process.
post #30 of 250
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Wow, DM, that is really great news! Hooray for acupuncture!! I also think it's the best thing for almost everything during pregnancy and ttc....and I'm not quite half way through!

Welcome, basje! Congratulations! I have added you to the due date list
post #31 of 250
DM that is so amazing!! I heart acupuncture!! It si so powerful!! that is why I am happy to be head over heels in love with a budding acupuncturist!! DP has at least 2 years left of school, so for now I'm still paying out of pocket to a licensed practitioner, but soon enough one of my favorite people in the world will practice my favorite healing modality in the world!!

welcome basje!!!
post #32 of 250
yay dm!! that's fantastic news! i also LOVE acupuncture. it helped get me and dp pregnant and dp is continuing with it throughout her pregnancy - in fact she just had an appt today!

welcome basje.

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post #33 of 250
Back to the midwife and after only a week I've gained 4 lbs. Normally might be a bad thing, but I'm so underweight and then makes for a 24 lb weight gain (last pregnancy I gained 50 #s) so the midwife is quite happy. It's all baby, no swelling or anything else.

I no longer think this baby's coming early...I bet I'll have a Virgo after all
post #34 of 250
Welcome basje and that's great news DM!!!!

Well, we just got back from a very relaxing vacation on Virginia Beach. I had an ultrasound before we left Friday and we got our first picture of our then little appleseed! The RE said everything looked good and I'm going back on Friday and will hopefully hear the heartbeat!

Have a great week everyone!
post #35 of 250
great news DM and Raene! acupuncture is amazing! and so is pure-baby weight gain!
post #36 of 250
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Congrats, Raene! Sounds like things are going well

Good news with the u/s, kimlyn! And hearing the h/b is sooooo amazing!! I never tire of it!

Afm, DP and I are off for the 20wk u/s on Thursday afternoon! I keep having dreams that the technician screws up and tells us the baby's sex when we don't want to know.
post #37 of 250
I've had that dream too, Carmen! It seems like those of us who don't want to know are such the minority that it would be an easy mistake! I've had so many ultrasounds at this point, due to excessive growth, that I'm so worried I'm going to forget to say something at some point and the tech will let it slip!
post #38 of 250
Good luck with the u/s Carmen.

Raene so happy to hear about the weight gain.

Kimlyn at 39 weeks I still enjoy hearing the heartbeat, it never gets old.

So we had our appointment on Monday with the NST. Everything looks great. We were then told that they wanted us to go to the birth center at the hospital tonight, they will start me on miso then changing to pitosin on Wednesday if necessary. So we have been planning all day for this. I then got a call from the birth center letting me know that they need to bump me til tomorrow morning. So I call in the morning and see if I can go in or not.
I did have acupuncture this afternoon, so who knows the baby may just arrive on her own on her own terms. We shall see.
post #39 of 250
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Good luck with the u/s Carmen.

Raene so happy to hear about the weight gain.

Kimlyn at 39 weeks I still enjoy hearing the heartbeat, it never gets old.

So we had our appointment on Monday with the NST. Everything looks great. We were then told that they wanted us to go to the birth center at the hospital tonight, they will start me on miso then changing to pitosin on Wednesday if necessary. So we have been planning all day for this. I then got a call from the birth center letting me know that they need to bump me til tomorrow morning. So I call in the morning and see if I can go in or not.
I did have acupuncture this afternoon, so who knows the baby may just arrive on her own on her own terms. We shall see.
SO exciting!!! I hope everything goes wonderfully!!! Will send you lots of good vibes
post #40 of 250
oooh, good luck dm!!! i hope everything goes well and you have the birth experience you want.

carmen and jody - i was also worried that someone would let it slip about our son but thankfully it was kept a secret from us!! dp attempted to convince me on the day of our 20 week scan to find out but i held firm. i have to say it was quite an experience having her say "it's a boy!!" when he was born. this time dp wants to find out and i'm ok with that.

carmen, good luck on thursday! we have 3 more weeks-ish until our big u/s!

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