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post #1 of 88
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One week closer to the end of the first trimester. We get to see our midwife on Friday for the last time before we move and hopefully she has found someone good in NC for us. We are so excited to move since things here are not so good. Keeping me away from my DS is not cool. Grandpa crossed a line and won't see my DS again until right before we leave. Don't ever cross a pregnant lady like that. I think things will only get worse before we leave. I'm taking DS with us for the first 6 weeks.

I took my last antibiotic this morning and I'm hoping tomorrow my intestines will go back to somewhat normalcy. I was so dehydrated last week I'm feeling better today and hope I can work the whole 4 hours.
post #2 of 88
I have my homebirth risk assessment tomorrow. I will be getting a a full blood panel drawn, vagina culture, and pelvic exam. I hopefully get to hear the heart beat again although I did break down and rent a dopplar which should be here next week

I have been getting out of breath A LOT lately and it kind of worries me that I am already so winded at 11 weeks. I am pretty thin and in good shape so I dunno whats up with it. Has anybody else been getting winded quite easily?

Oh, one more complaint and then I am done My sinus cavities have been soooo swollen and inflamed since becoming pregnant. Like, I can't breathe at all when I lay down. I do the neti pot 2x a day but no relief. Anyways, thanks for letting me vent.

Is everyone having a good weekend?
post #3 of 88
Hi Everyone
I have my first midwife appointment on Tuesday and hope to hear a heart beat!!
We are busy getting ready to pour our foundation for our cob home. Hopefully it will be poured late this week. Then cob can begin a few weeks after! Hope by then some of my energy will have returned, I still feel fairly low energy at times! We had company this weekend who camped in our 5th wheel instead of their tent, ha that was busy! But they are gone and its now a quiet rest day, think we are going to play spa next
Have a great weekend everyone
post #4 of 88
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Hi Everyone
I have my first midwife appointment on Tuesday and hope to hear a heart beat!!
We are busy getting ready to pour our foundation for our cob home. Hopefully it will be poured late this week. Then cob can begin a few weeks after! Hope by then some of my energy will have returned, I still feel fairly low energy at times! We had company this weekend who camped in our 5th wheel instead of their tent, ha that was busy! But they are gone and its now a quiet rest day, think we are going to play spa next
Have a great weekend everyone
That is so great! I'm so excited your cob home is underway. I would love to do that someday. Have fun playing spa. I'll send some energy vibes your way.
post #5 of 88
So, can I just say how much I'm loving our DDC so far? Really. You all are wonderful!
post #6 of 88
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So, can I just say how much I'm loving our DDC so far? Really. You all are wonderful!
I love it too. Nice mamas here.
post #7 of 88
I agree! This is my first DDC I have joined I didn't know they existed before!!
post #8 of 88
I was not as involved with my last one because I was a new mod and it felt kind of weird. I am past that.

And OMGosh, I am sooooo sick and tired today. It's making me really crabby.
post #9 of 88
Hey all! Today is DS's 2nd birthday. We kept it pretty low key since a lot of his baby friends have moved away in the last year. But his bff (about 6 weeks younger) came up and we went to Chuck E Cheese. I am currently disgusted with myself. I went nuts on the pizza. Seriously. My appetite is out. Of. Control. We won't even talk about the cake. Seriously. Ugh. My stomach has been aching since we left. Boo!

Our first appt with my MW is Thursday. One day shy of 11 weeks, so hoping to hear the hb! Also, tomorrow, my PP doula from DS's birth (who is now studying to be a MW and plans to attend my birth and catch the baby if possible for her required catches) is taking me grocery shopping and giving me a cooking lesson since I'm not the best at cooking and/or choosing the right foods at the store. So I've got a pretty good week coming up. I'm pretty excited!
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So, can I just say how much I'm loving our DDC so far? Really. You all are wonderful!


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Hey all! Today is DS's 2nd birthday. We kept it pretty low key since a lot of his baby friends have moved away in the last year. But his bff (about 6 weeks younger) came up and we went to Chuck E Cheese. I am currently disgusted with myself. I went nuts on the pizza. Seriously. My appetite is out. Of. Control. We won't even talk about the cake. Seriously. Ugh. My stomach has been aching since we left. Boo!

Our first appt with my MW is Thursday. One day shy of 11 weeks, so hoping to hear the hb! Also, tomorrow, my PP doula from DS's birth (who is now studying to be a MW and plans to attend my birth and catch the baby if possible for her required catches) is taking me grocery shopping and giving me a cooking lesson since I'm not the best at cooking and/or choosing the right foods at the store. So I've got a pretty good week coming up. I'm pretty excited!
Don't beat yourself up, we all overeat at times

Good luck with the 1st appt. My MW picked up the HB at 10 weeks so I hope you can hear your little bean. Your doula sounds awesome!
post #11 of 88
Thanks Jaime! I wanted to ask you...how does the HB risk assessment work? I'm curious b/c I risked out of a birth center birth with DS b/c of BP issues, but I've lost a lot of weight and am currently off BP meds. I don't have a risk assessment with my MW...if I risk out at a later date, we just deal with it then so I'm curious how the assessment works? It was so devastating to risk out (at around 19 weeks) and I'm really, really hoping it doesn't happen again.
post #12 of 88
I just sneezed.

OWIE OWIE OWIE OUCH!

Also, I really wanted tamales but the only Mexican place in town is closed. So now I have no tamales.
post #13 of 88
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I feel bad now that you turned me onto Mexican and I got a super burrito and you didn't get your tamales.
post #14 of 88
Don't cry for me-- I will get my tamales tomorrow come hell or high water. And I did get a lovely organic grass-fed steak instead.
post #15 of 88
11.5 weeks today and i'm slowly starting to feel better, at least in terms of nausea. still feel ill at times, but less and less. have a bit more energy too, most days. so, i think i'm seeing the light into the 2nd trimester. woo hoo! i still have a lot of bloating though, and if i eat more than just a little bit, MAN! feels like thanksgiving dinner churning around in there. but at the same time, i'm hungry for more than a little bit. so that's hard, to use my head instead of my stomach as a gauge.

heard baby's heartbeat at 10 week appointment with midwife. very reassuring.

hoping everyone else is also starting to feel a bit better-hang in there!!
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Don't cry for me-- I will get my tamales tomorrow come hell or high water. And I did get a lovely organic grass-fed steak instead.
Hehe! Nice. Steak would have been good too. Mmmm....
post #17 of 88
I'm going to a little "meet the midwife" thing at my midwife's office tomorrow night. She's just going to talk about homebirth and what to expect, etc...stuff I know but I'm hoping to connect with some local like-minded mommas. I'm 9 weeks today! I'm done with my 7 days in a row, which is LOVELY. I'm just tired. And my back aches. And my boobs hurt. And I'm nauseated. *sigh* I hope I don't risk out...I don't know what this midwife's criteria are. I'm slightly over 200 lb, and I hope that my weight doesn't risk me out. I started my last pregnancy just a bit lighter than this one, and my midwife just made sure that I had healthy weight gain and nothing excessive, and all was fine. I guess we'll see.
post #18 of 88
Phew. The baby is growing where it should be, there is only one, my cervix is not about to fall out and I really really like my doctor

She did find a cyst on my left breast that I am going to have to check out, but it is such a relief to know that the baby is where it should be and my cervix is just fine.

For the first time I felt like I could be happy about being pregnant and I also felt like "I can do this", I can have two children, I will find a way to do this..... that is SUCH a load off my chest.

And she is not pressurisng me do do all the recommended tests. She gave me her reasoning, and was very clear that it is my choice and she will accept my choice.

Also good news is that the placenta is posterior and my previous one was anterior. I had to transfer for adhered placenta after my previous birth... so it's good that it is not in the same place.

And yes, this is a great group. I hope to be more around now as I start to accept that I am pregnant and, gasp, actually get excited about it.
post #19 of 88
Happy Monday! Or, as I like to call it, Tamale Day!
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Happy Monday! Or, as I like to call it, Tamale Day!
Oh no! I need a tamale RIGHT NOW! How can I make this happen?? Think...think...
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