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post #41 of 61
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Originally Posted by mommytoallh View Post
I can't wait until you get the reassurance you need at that u/s! I took my last hpt yesterday and I am glad I have no more. Isn't it funny, when we have good days we can't even enjoy them!
I know, it's depressing because I should be so excited and I am to a degree but looming over me like a black cloud is doubt and fear. The ultrasound will be calm my nerves for a little while but it'll be the 12 week nuchal US that is my big milestone to pass. I don't like not knowing what's going on in there. I wonder if a doppler would be reasuring or put in a frenzy if I couldn't find the heartbeat....
post #42 of 61
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Originally Posted by finnegansmom View Post
I know, it's depressing because I should be so excited and I am to a degree but looming over me like a black cloud is doubt and fear. The ultrasound will be calm my nerves for a little while but it'll be the 12 week nuchal US that is my big milestone to pass. I don't like not knowing what's going on in there. I wonder if a doppler would be reasuring or put in a frenzy if I couldn't find the heartbeat....
I vote frenzy
post #43 of 61
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Originally Posted by mommytoallh View Post
I vote frenzy
Me too. I would drive myself insane if I had one of those. I love the reassurance when the baby starts moving but I just have to go on faith before that.
post #44 of 61
Holly, that sounds sweet!

Mrs. Mama that was hilarious!

Finnegansmom, Hopefully you'll feel more confident soon!

The nausea hit BAD yesterday, partly because I didn't eat very well. Ugh. walked around gagging all day, and only cooked things that could be stuck in the oven/frying pan/rice cooker and ignored. The kitchen was revolting.

As super powers go, super smell is a giant pile of suck.
post #45 of 61
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As super powers go, super smell is a giant pile of suck.
Nicely put
post #46 of 61
I've been eating liquid breakfasts lately - Strawberries (frozen), vanilla yogurt, orange juice and protein powder. Perfect when my stomachs upset - they are a little sour, which I find helps.

I put it all in the blender, FYI. Not so good at this 'description' thing.
post #47 of 61
I'll admit that I haven't had a desire to eat much. Which is totally not normal for me because usually I'm such a pig; if there's a bag of chips in the house it doesn't last long! I'm not nauseous just not hungry.

I am tired though. I laid down for a bit while DH made lunch yesterday and it was all I could do to get up and eat. I probably could have crashed for a few hours.

I don't really feel pregnant at all. I'm 5w3d and I wouldn't know anything was up if I didn't track my menstrual cycle.
post #48 of 61
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Originally Posted by Twinklefae View Post
I've been eating liquid breakfasts lately - Strawberries (frozen), vanilla yogurt, orange juice and protein powder. Perfect when my stomachs upset - they are a little sour, which I find helps.

I put it all in the blender, FYI. Not so good at this 'description' thing.
I love morning protein drinks! In my first pregnancy I worked starting at 6 am and each morning I would have a drink similar to yours. I was a lifesaver and it was perfect to take along on the drive to work. Do you mind telling what kind of protein powder you use? I used a soy one but would like to find something else this time.
post #49 of 61
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Originally Posted by andisunshine View Post
I'll admit that I haven't had a desire to eat much. Which is totally not normal for me because usually I'm such a pig; if there's a bag of chips in the house it doesn't last long! I'm not nauseous just not hungry.

I am tired though. I laid down for a bit while DH made lunch yesterday and it was all I could do to get up and eat. I probably could have crashed for a few hours.

I don't really feel pregnant at all. I'm 5w3d and I wouldn't know anything was up if I didn't track my menstrual cycle.
Andi this is how i feel almost to a tee!!!
post #50 of 61
It's hemp protein - tastes FOUL on it's own, the yogurt helps to cover it up!
post #51 of 61
I can barely eat anything, but I bought Biochem vanilla whey powder to spike my milk with to get all the protein...

I had my first appointment with the midwife who was very nice, but she practices with an obgyn out of a hospital. One thing I cannot shake is that they said that in case of pre-E I would not be allowed to push upright, and I majorly disagree. I'm not sure if I should switch now to the birthing center which is a 2h drive. Also, the medical records from DS's birth we highly disagree with - they'll get them by next appointment - the obgyn hated me and tried to find reasons to induce or section me all the time. I did have higher blood pressure at the office cause I was upset (and higher being 140/90) while all day long at home i was my normal low (110/70). He said we lied about the readings at home, can you believe it?! I never spilled protein, had swelling or anything else. I had higher readings throughout contractions but normal readings in between, and my MD sister reviewed those records and said it is totally normal to have slightly elevated pressure throughout a contraction, after all I was in a hell of a lot of pain. The obgyn wasn't even there at birth, but he slapped a HELLP diagnosis on me for a humangous reading of 160/100 throughout ONE contraction. I did have bad liver values, true, but that was Tylenol (I know I react that way but I was in so much heartburn pain that I popped 8 Tylenols per day, hence the values). The nurse and midwife thought that my placenta had partially detached (had huge clumps and bleeding after DSs birth) and I bled for that very reason - and that is why my platelets were lower than usually. I am super worried though that they will just take it as gospel what that idiot did (he was an idiot, he said he always cuts epis, basta and that vaginal birth is dangerous, 20% of all babies get shoulder dystocia, birth without epidural is crazy and stupid, on and on). I know that I really didn't have that issue and feel like he wanted to punish me. What effects will that have on my pregnancy now? It is killing me! I will NOT EVER AGAIN push on my back, like NEVER. I am devastated.
post #52 of 61
nia82 it sounds like you have a good head on your shoulders. I think you should do what feels right in your heart. Use your womens intuition.

AFM after having a headache that kept me horizontal for three days, I'm finally feeling more like myself again. Thank God! So I went out today and got a really cute wig that I really like. It made me feel a lot better about myself. I really think dh is going to like it too. I'm excited!
post #53 of 61
Nia82~ Does the birth center really need to have your file from the other birth? My midwife asked me questions about it, but never asked for a file. She knows that info from doctors os often skewed. I'm so sorry you went through that. I had a pretty awful hospital birth, too. I was inches from getting an unnecesarean, and the only thing that saved me was that I insisted they check me again (I was at 10 cm!) Let's heal and bring little girls into this world the right way!

Anyone else having trouble burping up fish oil from their supplements? It's so GROSS!!! I know I'm doing it for my baby, and to help make a nice, healthy placenta, but sometimes it's hard to convince myself to swallow that gel tab. Yuck!

My baby is craving desserts, sausages, buttery pasta and bread. This is NOT good! My last pregnancy I craved fruit, fruit and more fruit. It was healthy and awesome. The thought of dessert kind of grossed me out a little. I was really looking forward to getting healthy and not having to work toward eating right. Now it's a hell of a lot more effort than it ever was. Sigh.
post #54 of 61
We're doing ok here. I feel awful at night and eat crackers to feel better. Tired all the time and am now finding that when I hold my Ds too long, my belly hurts.
post #55 of 61
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Originally Posted by mommytoallh View Post
I vote frenzy
You're probably right....seriously. How stressful would having one of those things be? Maybe not at 25 weeks when the baby is moving but in those weeks before that.... yikes.
post #56 of 61
I am tired. And I want to tell everyone about the baby but I can't because we agreed to wait until after we can get an u/s. I think DH is worried... And it's still an adjustment for him. Though he's been really great about it. And excited. My first appt is July 1st and I just wish time would go by faster. Of course I'm only 5 weeks... so it's not like we're really in a hurry. I do have to get a cerclage this pregnancy, so I know we'll be getting an u/s before 12 weeks. But I can't schedule it yet. I'm not looking forward to getting the cerclage... They'll have to put me under. That'll be twice this year. But it beats yet another stay in the NICU. If I do this, I'm pretty much guaranteed my home birth. Still tempted to lurk the January DDC just in case. And really, if I'm going by experience... I'd be tempted to lurk from November on... Ok, so it's not funny. But you kinda have to have a sense of humor about it if it keeps happening or you'll just give up on the having babies thing.
post #57 of 61
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Originally Posted by finnegansmom View Post
I know, it's depressing because I should be so excited and I am to a degree but looming over me like a black cloud is doubt and fear. The ultrasound will be calm my nerves for a little while but it'll be the 12 week nuchal US that is my big milestone to pass. I don't like not knowing what's going on in there. I wonder if a doppler would be reasuring or put in a frenzy if I couldn't find the heartbeat....
I've thought about getting a doppler this time around, for the in between weeks from like 8-11 weeks or so. Last time, I had awesome betas, saw the heart beat and baby was measuring ahead of schedule at 7w2d and then at 11w - no heartbeat. So I think I'm not going to be doing betas or u/s this time around, since I found out the baby had passed at about the same time I would have found out anyway if we had not had u/s or betas - kwim?

I'm going to try this whole zen mama thing and see how it works out, since I freaked out in all my other pregnancies trying to control the outcome. Today, I am pregnant. Today, I will enjoy my baby.
post #58 of 61
Bri - oh my goodness, I am so tired too! It's overwhelming sometimes! BUT - I can't sleep at night. Go figure.
post #59 of 61
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Bri - oh my goodness, I am so tired too! It's overwhelming sometimes! BUT - I can't sleep at night. Go figure.
I could probably sleep all the time! But I have 2 kids and a man who works nights and I stay up to have dinner with him at like 3am. This will be changing soon... I'll have to start going to bed with the kids and just getting up to be with him.
post #60 of 61
NEW HERE! I posted in the roll call but I'm going to jump in here too and just say HI!
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