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Weekly Chat May 17-23

post #1 of 39
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How's everyone doing? Prenatal appts, u/s etc coming up? My next appt isn't until June 2nd, then they'll schedule the "big" u/s. The waiting is driving me nuts! I want to know the sex, but mostly I'm really anxious to see that the baby is okay.

Seems like I'll feel tons of baby movement for a few days, then hardly anything for the next few (which of course flares up my paranoia!) I guess I'm doing fine over all, my appetite is still pretty blah and I'm still tired a lot, but nothing major. Mostly just really eager for my u/s
post #2 of 39
I had my last OB appointment a few days ago and got to schedule my big ultrasound!! It is June 9th and I can not WAIT!!! I am so impatient and want to see the baby and find out what we are having. Plus, I am still not feeling movement (haven't felt anything till 20ish weeks the past 2 time) and I don't really have any symptoms and I don't really FEEL pregnant besides the fact that I have a bit of a bump and have gained 7ish pounds. So yeah... it needs to be June 9th already!! It was nice though, the nurse practitioner I saw for my last appointment did a quick u/s so I could see the baby and that it was ok
post #3 of 39
My next midwife appointment is 4th June. We're not having an anatomy scan until 34 weeks, but I still love to visit my midwife

Baby is a wiggle worm! I've been feeling movement for a couple of weeks now, but the last week have been much bigger. So strange as I didnt feel movement with DD until 19ish weeks and outside movement at 20 weeks. We've felt outside movement already too. I did have an anterior placenta with DD which is why I remember her early movements being more "swishy" and internal feeling, whereas this ones movements are jabby and pokey already.

I love being pregnant
post #4 of 39
doing well, feeling big-ish already. can you believe i only announced it to the kids (and to the world) just last week? i felt pretty certain based on the shettles theory that we were carrying a wee girl, but dreamed of having the info (confirmation) when i announced it. everyone's still on cloud nine and full of giggles and hugs after finding out. Her being a girl has us in complete shock and i feel a slight shift happening in my world. wow, there's actually gonna be a vagina other than my own in the house.

i'm regretting having done the genetic testing/counseling thus far and can totally see how the alarm can spiral out of control and easily cause one to get sucked into the vortex of "needing" more control and interventions. i started out w/ a 1:800 chance of having DS in the first trimester to now, after my 20 week u/s, having a 1:400 chance due to a smaller than average nasal bone. (and only by 1 mm) all sorts of personnel and doctors piled in the room and were all set to do an amnio but i high-tailed it outta there asap and regret now the bit of irrational fear that's been planted in me. ugh. i really knew better. i figured i'd go and get everything confirmed normal/healthy so as to fully prepare for another UC, and obviously w/ numbers like 1:400, i have nothing to fret, but the "small nasal bone" being pointed out and the additional personnel that came in to counsel me was quite the kill joy. then they mentioned my needing to come back in a few weeks because, you know, being just at that arbitrary age puts me at a higher risk of blah, blah, blah. so no more meddling and questioning mother nature for me. i'm returning to my zen place and moving onward from here w/ my UP and UC plans.

Omm...

o, and still holding steady @ about 10 pounds @ 20 weeks. i only know because of previous dr visits--won't care from here on out! sooo liberating.
post #5 of 39
lotusmama for you!! my best friend had several u/s where they swore up and down to expect DS (don't remember the exact chances and she never did have any other testing) but he was a perfectly fine little boy. Not that a baby with DS isn't perfectly fine either, but hopefully ykwim.

I'm still UP. so far so good. i think we've decided to do one of those "fun" 3D/4D u/s at about 24-28 wks so that will be in the next month or two and then I plan on seeking my actual care provider around 28-32 wks. i'm going to do my own GD testing and so i want to be past that point before I go see anyone so i can just show them my results and be done with it.

speaking of which, gosh people are SO weird about you not having "official" prenatal care though. as if being pg was some mysterious illness that you absolutely must have a bonafide DOCTOR overseeing or who knows what kind of ill you'll bring upon yourself.

i have gained almost/around 20 pounds at just over 20 weeks definitely didn't need it, but I guess it could be worse too.

I'm feeling movement regularly now. Times during the day when I'm still, but mostly at night. It seems like it went from 0 to 60. I actually have had a few movements you could see/feel from the outside and that just seems weird to me. It's definitely been later for that defined movement in my past pgs.

all and all I'm feeling the of being pg at this point. hopefully it'll continue through the summer!
post #6 of 39
My next appt is this coming Thursday and I'm excited for it! Even though it's just a routine visit, I love listening to the heartbeat. Headaches have decreased and my insomnia is not quite as bad as it was. Whew!
We won't have any more u/s so things will just go along naturally. I'm frustrated that I don't have a strong intuition for the sex like I did with ds. Wonder why?
Appetite comes and goes kind of like the energy level!
post #7 of 39
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Seems like I'll feel tons of baby movement for a few days, then hardly anything for the next few (which of course flares up my paranoia!)
Same here!

Have my big ultrasound scheduled for June 1. I think finding the gender will be interesting, but mostly I just want to make sure it's ok.

I was having rotten days-long headaches but they're easing up significantly. Allergies are still in full force. Sleeping is getting really uncomfortable already. I'm a back sleeper usually but sleeping on my back feels bad; I keep trying to roll onto my back in my sleep and it will wake me up because it feels so bad and then I have to go back to my side which is also uncomfortable. Poops.

Loving my new shape though!
post #8 of 39
I'm having the same thing Cherry - I feel lots of movement and then NOTHING for days. I felt a bunch the other evening, even felt a kick on the outside, but nothing since then. Not a flutter or anything. It has me crazy paranoid, so it's nice to hear other Mamas are experiencing the same thing. With ds .. once I felt him, I felt him daily. All the time. Makes me wonder if I have an anterior placenta this time.

My next appt and BIG ultrasound are next Thursday, May 27th. I'm seriously just DYING to find out the sex and counting down the days!!! Ds will be out of school by then, so he's coming too. It's going to be a very, very exciting day for all of us!!

Otherwise not much going on. Just working, and preparing for summer with ds. He goes to some 1/2 day science camps, but since I can work from home we also spend time together going to the water park, science center, etc. I'm very much looking forward to it. And he only has 7 more days of school!

Speaking of ds, he's running a fever and feels like crap. Really hoping I don't catch it while I take care of him!!!
post #9 of 39
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i think we've decided to do one of those "fun" 3D/4D u/s at about 24-28 wks so that will be in the next month or two and then I plan on seeking my actual care provider around 28-32 wks.
Do they do that where you live at? There's only a few places here in Indiana that do the 3d/4d and they won't do them until after you've had the anatomy scan with your doctor. Which really irritated me because one does gender checks for 99 bucks and I was wanting to do that before the anticipation kills me! Oh well.

mistymama, I was thinking of you the other day when I was getting anxious about not having felt any movement. It is reassuring to know that you're not the only one.

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Her being a girl has us in complete shock and i feel a slight shift happening in my world. wow, there's actually gonna be a vagina other than my own in the house.
post #10 of 39
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Do they do that where you live at? There's only a few places here in Indiana that do the 3d/4d and they won't do them until after you've had the anatomy scan with your doctor. Which really irritated me because one does gender checks for 99 bucks and I was wanting to do that before the anticipation kills me! Oh well.

mistymama, I was thinking of you the other day when I was getting anxious about not having felt any movement. It is reassuring to know that you're not the only one.




I'm in Indiana and made an appt wiith one of those places without having to have an anatomy scan with a doc. I'm near the MI border so the place I have an appt with is in MI (Niles) but they have lots of packages starting at much less than $99. Not sure how far it would be from you but here it is if you want to check it out

http://www.themiracleinme.com/

I have my appt with them tomorrow! We're going to find out what we're having but we've told everybody that we aren't. We want to keep it our little secret!

My next mw appt is on May 25th.

Still mostly feeling the baby only at night and when i lay down for a rest in the afternoon. The last couple of days i've felt some movement when i wake up and maybe once or twice during the day.

Loving being pregnant right now minus the super achey lower back. Start my prenatal yoga classes on June 2nd so thats something that i'm really looking forward to!
post #11 of 39
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Do they do that where you live at? There's only a few places here in Indiana that do the 3d/4d and they won't do them until after you've had the anatomy scan with your doctor. Which really irritated me because one does gender checks for 99 bucks and I was wanting to do that before the anticipation kills me! Oh well.
Well, I haven't called yet, but the website doesn't say anything, only that it shouldn't "replace" an anatomy scan and it's not diagnostic, etc. Our option is much more expensive though, about $150. I was also considering just going to a local crisis pg center, but they never got back to me. There's another center offering free u/s, but it's about an hour away city driving and of course wouldn't be 3D/4D which we've never done before...and I figure with what I'm saving on co-pays by doing my own pre-natals...

I am so tired today. We walked yesterday for the AHA Heart Walk (only 1.5 miles) and again today probably about 2 miles. Seriously, how out of shape am I? Actually it's not the walking that tires me, it's the fact that I already feel like my uterus is up into my diaphragm and I get so short of breath. Weird.
post #12 of 39
Speaking of not having any prenatal care...DH is away for work (military) for the next 2 months. I decided to take DS and go & stay with my parents instead of staying in our new house (in a new town with no support/no friends).

My insurance won't let me see anybody else when I'm up here because I'm in a different region. So, no prenatal appointments for me. I feel really guilty about it. But, I feel great, doing lots of yoga and trying to stay active.
post #13 of 39
at 11am i finally get to see this little one, and i am soooooo excited! app. 150 minutes to go!
post #14 of 39
I'm so glad other people are having sporadic movement, too! I'm 20w today, and only started feeling movement a week or two ago. But it seems like last week I was getting a lot of big, strong thumps and for the last few days I've been feeling mainly light flutters. Definitely got my paranoia up, d'oh. I have a midwife appointment on Wednesday and I'm eager to hear the heartbeat.
post #15 of 39
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Thanks bb! That's 2 hours from me, not sure if I can convince dh (I'd do it in a heartbeat )

I wonder if you have to bring proof that you've had one or if it's just a liability thing?
post #16 of 39
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Let me know how it goes blue butterfly! Dh wants to know if you liked it before we drive out there
post #17 of 39
On my way out the door now! They didn't ask me for any sort of proof of anything, they may ask my midwifes name to make sure i'm getting prenatal care....we'll see.


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at 11am i finally get to see this little one, and i am soooooo excited! app. 150 minutes to go!
How exciting! Can't wait to hear all about it!


I've certainly popped this week! I didn't really look all that pregnant before... just like I had put on quite a bit of weight. I've been feeling almost constant movement ever since Mother's Day which has been really exciting. I only feel movement on the left side for some reason but maybe that's normal?
post #19 of 39
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I hope you like it so I can go too, lol!

Virgo, probably just the way your baby is laying. I mostly feel mine on the left or dead center above my cervix. Today it's more to the left.

I had a WIC appt and according to their scale I'm down a pound from my last weigh in at the health clinic (5-5). I'm not entirely sure what my prepregnancy weight was, but I think I've gained about 10 pounds.
post #20 of 39
Everything looked great! Baby wasn't very cooperative and we discovered my placenta is anterior which made it even more difficult but her guess was GIRL!


The place was really nice and the tech was great, she worked really hard to get good pics and find out the sex even though the placenta placement was making it quite hard. I would definitely recommend going there! So much more cozy feeling the hospital where i had the u/s done with my first two.
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