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post #41 of 72
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Originally Posted by tarasattva View Post
Had an U/S yesterday to rule out ectopic (long story).

I was 7w1d and measured 7w1d with a heart rate of 140.

I know most people here don't do early U/S's and I normally wouldn't have either, but given that we had one this was very happy news!
Yay, mama! That's great news

We had our ultrasound today (also at 7w1d) because I had a loss in July and we saw baby's heartbeat as well. It's SUCH a relief, isn't it?
post #42 of 72
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Originally Posted by chattyprincess View Post
I get that. However a lot of people when referring to a milk allergy simply mean either they are sensitive to ingesting milk in that no matter the type of milk product it bugs them or that they are lactose intolerent.
Ok, just testing. I'm lactose intolerant and often hear/read of people substituting one word for the other when they are simply not the same.
post #43 of 72
I have the misfortune to be both lactose-intolerant and allergic to dairy.

Part of the reason I went vegan.
post #44 of 72
I woke up this morning thinking how thankful I am for a great husband... Ask him if he wants some scrambled cheese eggs and went off to make them. Bring them up to bed and he asks where the bread is... I don't need bread with food so I tell him he can go get it. He refused so I went to toast an english muffin while muttering that I'll just eat my effen eggs cold. He then refused to eat the food. I'm just fuming right now - it's stupid but WTF? I have crazy pregnancy emotions going on and he decides to be a jerk today? Shows me to think about being thankful for him...
post #45 of 72
Hi! I'm Erin. I'm due in July with my fifth. I was just writing the other day that I didn't think I'd have any symptoms with this pregnancy because I didn't have any in my last two and then *wham* I'm pretty headachy and nauseous these last couple of days. Wow. Pregnancies are all so different. This is my fifth and I still never know what to expect.

I think I'm a little over five weeks, due July 28 which most likely means I won't deliver until August since I always go overdue, darn.

Take care all!

Oh, P.S. Someone was asking about fundal height. There's a chart half way down this page, but I think you've got to wait until about three months before it starts to rise out of your pelvis: http://gynob.com/fh.htm
post #46 of 72
We went to the bookstore yesterday and got a bunch of books:
the Bradley Childbirth book, the Hypnobirthing book with CD, and an really beautiful picture book called It's Bedtime in the Jungle (or something like that).
Yey!
Because he claimed to be getting bored at looking at "thousands of onesies" we parted ways in the mall and then met for smoothies. I didn't buy ANY baby clothes because we decided not to for at least a couple more months- DH bought a tiny red baby adidas track suit.
post #47 of 72
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Originally Posted by expat-mama View Post
- DH bought a tiny red baby adidas track suit.
Awww! So cute!

I am so tearful today. I'm feeling rundown as my Dad and his gf have been here this week, needing alot of entertaining. For the past 3 days, I've just sent them on tours without me.
I also feel really bloated and gassy. Nice!
Tonight is a friends batchelorette/hen night but I've finally had to give in and say I'm not going to make it. We have to go to a Thanksgiving dinner at DH's boss's house tomorrow and I am dreading it. All those food smells....:Puke
Roll on Tuesday....DS and I are going to Spain to get looked after by my in-laws!

My OB just called and said all my test results were normal! Normal pap smear too which is v important to me as my Mum died of cancer and I'm paranoid!
post #48 of 72
I think my office is the only non-24/7, non-retail, professional office open in the entire country.

I am still not understanding why we are supposed to report to work today--it's not like ANYTHING (courts, government offices) else that I need to do my job is open. My workplace is across the street from a mall, though, so I can be assured of horrid traffic.

We got home last night at 11, and my SD melted down to the point that it was almost 1 before she actually fell asleep.

I couldn't fall asleep until after 2, then woke up at 6. Not cool.

I am disproportionally pissy about needing to go to work. I think I'm resenting the whole idea that everyone else gets to spend quality time with their family (or, if they're into it, go shopping), but no...I either have to go to work or sacrifice one of my very few vacation days to not go to work. (Yes, I know it's not "everyone" who has the day off, but finding out my office was open today was disappointing and the exhaustion and relative lack of emotional filter is not helping.)
post #49 of 72
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Originally Posted by ProtoLawyer View Post
I am disproportionally pissy about needing to go to work. I think I'm resenting the whole idea that everyone else gets to spend quality time with their family (or, if they're into it, go shopping), but no...I either have to go to work or sacrifice one of my very few vacation days to not go to work. (Yes, I know it's not "everyone" who has the day off, but finding out my office was open today was disappointing and the exhaustion and relative lack of emotional filter is not helping.)
I don't think it's too disproportional--how stressful. That really sucks. It's so stupid--why is it worth their time to make employees come in if the employees obviously don't want to be there? My husband has to work today, too, but he's a journalist so I guess the news never stops. Hope you get a nice night's sleep tonight and I'm sure you'll feel better once you get some rest.
post #50 of 72
Is anyone else having a really hard time brushing their teeth?? I have been up since 5 and avoiding it all day because just the thought makes me naseous (luckily I didn't leave the house so only DH and the cat had to deal with my stanky breath). I finally broke down and it was a total gag fest. Yuck!

Met with the midwives on Tuesday - love them. I was excited about having a homebirth before but now I am just totally stoked!

I hope those who celebrated had a lovely Thanksgiving
post #51 of 72
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Originally Posted by LittleBirdy View Post
Is anyone else having a really hard time brushing their teeth?? I have been up since 5 and avoiding it all day because just the thought makes me naseous (luckily I didn't leave the house so only DH and the cat had to deal with my stanky breath). I finally broke down and it was a total gag fest. Yuck!

Met with the midwives on Tuesday - love them. I was excited about having a homebirth before but now I am just totally stoked!

I hope those who celebrated had a lovely Thanksgiving
Try an electric toothbrush. Is the only way I've found I can brush without gagging. Also helps to brush while standing in the shower (found the water on my body soothing and distracting).
post #52 of 72
I opted out of Thanksgiving this year. My husband and two kids along with my mom and brother went to a friends' house while I stayed home trying not to vomit. There was no way I could handle sitting in someone else's home with all the food smells, and I don't make for good company right now. As it is, my family smelled awful (like food) when they got home and I didn't want them around even then. Yeah what a happy Thanksgiving! I just keep thinking of next year when I'll be eating up a storm and nursing a baby while all the other kids run around.
post #53 of 72
I overdid it today. I was exhausted last night, after Thanksgiving... and slept and slept and slept until afternoon today. I must have had a total of 15 hours of sleep? I was feeling pretty good so I went out for awhile and was so pleased that I was enjoying myself, until all of a sudden I hit a wall and was EXHAUSTED. Really, just suddenly everything hurt, and I was so tired I was a little afraid of driving home.

When I got home I collapsed on the couch and dp made me dinner, but I'm just so exhausted and sore. My pelvis (?) even snapped loudly at one point. I've really can't believe how overwhelmingly tired i became so quickly, and now how bad everything hurts. What am I, an old lady now? I hope I didn't really hurt anything in there, but I'm a little nervous because I'm so sore. Geez.

I should have gone to bed soon after I ate because I was ready, and instead I've stayed up looking at deals online. Really, I'm going to bed now, this can wait!
post #54 of 72
I have been overwhelmingly exhasted. It started early in the week and hasn't let up yet
post #55 of 72
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bjorker, I know exactly the feeling you're talking about. When I was pregnant with DD, I went out and mowed the lawn one day, must have been around 5-6 weeks. I came in, and literally had to crawl up the stairs, I was so beat. I crawled up the stairs, hauled myself into bed, and slept for 3 hours! And started puking the next day....

We had a very nice Thanksgiving. My parents came up, and ended up doing all the cooking. I felt so badly - I love being a hostess - but I was just too sick to cook.

I took some Zofran last night around 7, and woke up feeling normal! this morning. It was an amazing feeling. My instinct was of course to overdo it, but luckily I know better and have been staying pretty mellow & not trying to be superwoman. Now the nausea is coming back...anyone else taking Zofran or something else to help them through? I thought I could make it on my own, but on the bad days, I gag every 20 minutes and throw up violently...

Only 1w 3 days until my first appointment! I'm ready to see an u/s, to know one way or another how this pregnancy is going.
post #56 of 72
Hello everyone. I'll be 6 weeks tomorrow and I am definitely having some symptoms like slight nausea and foods just don't look good and my hands keep falling asleep when I sleep. I had all these symptoms with my daughter, but I don't remember having any of them last time through (my last pregnancy ended in m/c) which is making me a bit more confident. I also am feeling a bit moody which just isn't fun.

However, every time I get a slight twinge of pain in my lower left abdomen (which is slight and it goes away after a minute or two... it has happened maybe 3 times) I freak out that I'm having an ectopic pregnancy. I have none of the risk factors as far as I can tell so I really shouldn't be worried. Ah, this is fun.

Oh, and I kid you not, my belly button is sticking out.
post #57 of 72
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I have been overwhelmingly exhasted. It started early in the week and hasn't let up yet
Yeah, something started with me this week, too. I wouldn't say it's overwhelming, but it's definitely been hard to get up in the mornings and drowsiness has been coming in waves throughout the days.
post #58 of 72
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My OB just called and said all my test results were normal! Normal pap smear too which is v important to me as my Mum died of cancer and I'm paranoid!
Phew!

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Is anyone else having a really hard time brushing their teeth??
I found this with my previous pregnancies, but not this one. I swear I could only brush like half my tongue and brushing in the back had to be quick and dirty.

To all those who are exhausted and emotional -- I'm with ya!!!

We had a lovely day today but this morning we were visiting my sister's and I said, "Do you mind if I lay down on your bed for a moment?" I woke up 1 and 3/4 hrs later. Yep, it's the pregnancy exhaustion. Crazy nausea on and off today too. Ugh, that's hard.

I am also finding it soooooooo hard to concentrate at work. I don't want to. I don't want to think about my files, I want to sleep, eat, grow my baby and maybe exercise. Oh, and have some enjoyable recreation. Then sleep some more. But I can't get paid for doing that.

Blessings all around!
post #59 of 72
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Yeah, something started with me this week, too. I wouldn't say it's overwhelming, but it's definitely been hard to get up in the mornings and drowsiness has been coming in waves throughout the days.
yes, just like that. Sometimes I am find and then next minute I will just need to lay down.
post #60 of 72
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Originally Posted by shoefairy3 View Post
yes, just like that. Sometimes I am find and then next minute I will just need to lay down.
Ditto.
I've managed to shuffle things around so that I'm working at home except for a few meetings a week. Working at home means this: I get up when DH leaves for work, eat because I'm ravenously hungry and thirsty, shuffle around in my pajamas and stare at my work, yawn a lot, then it's nap time. I'm lucky if I wake up for lunch at 12 or 12:30 and shower. Then I eat again and actually get some work done, then when I start staring off into space and closing my eyes "just for a moment" at my desk, it's off to nap again. I wake up at 4 or 4:30 just in time to get back to work so that I look that I haven't been napping all day when DH gets home.
I used to nap on the couch, thinking it would be just 20 or 30 minutes and that I'd be up after that to do more work. But I've given up on that farce, now I just head straight to bed.
I really don't know how you mamas who can't sleep at your desks are doing it!
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