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post #21 of 39

Hello All

Hello Everyone,

This is my first time joining the weekly chat and I am happy to be here.

My husband and I are expecting our first baby December 19th and are very excited.

The Bad News
This week I am nervous that I haven't felt the baby (not sure what's going on in there) and anxious about my check in appointment tomorrow. Mostly I feel extremely fat, tired, overwhelmed, unprepared, grateful, and hungry.
My husband has tonsillitis and needs a lot of care, we also have a puppy who needs care. Right now I am thanking god that we don't have any other children yet (because I don't think I could take care of one more thing).

The Good News
I've definitely reached the nesting stage, which for me means when I'm not sleeping I'm cleaning, cooking, and organizing like a mad woman. I joined Motivated Moms and am hoping the chore schedule will help me to stay on top of everything.

The Reality Check
I have to say despite the exhaustion and anxiety, after reading Cathy's farewell I was reminded of just how much I have to be grateful for. My heart goes out to you and your family Cathy and I am praying for your healing.


Wishing you all a wonderful week.
post #22 of 39
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Originally Posted by Gucci&Granola View Post
My husband has tonsillitis and needs a lot of care, we also have a puppy who needs care.
If it helps, I get tonsillitis a few times a year. I recently managed to heal extra early from a bout of it by gargling apple cider vinegar. It was gross, but it really helped. Can't hurt to try, right?
post #23 of 39
Thread Starter 
Gucci&Granola, I'm glad you're here on the chat thread!
post #24 of 39

Thanks

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Originally Posted by Fat Scottish Gal View Post
If it helps, I get tonsillitis a few times a year. I recently managed to heal extra early from a bout of it by gargling apple cider vinegar. It was gross, but it really helped. Can't hurt to try, right?
Hello FSG and thanks for the advice. I think we are desperate enough at this point to try anything (and vinegar gargling sounds like a small price to pay). Like you, my husband seems to have particularly sensitive tonsils. When he gets sick they almost always swell and get irritated. Our family utilizes natural medicine and I would like to pinpoint some underlying cause for this that may indicate chronic internal health issues (allergies? vitamin or mineral deficiencies? weak organ systems?).

Wishing you good health and happy healthy tonsils
post #25 of 39
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Originally Posted by Gucci&Granola View Post
This week I am nervous that I haven't felt the baby (not sure what's going on in there) and anxious about my check in appointment tomorrow. Mostly I feel extremely fat, tired, overwhelmed, unprepared, grateful, and hungry.
With my first I did not get to hear the heartbeat with dopplar until 16 weeks, and could not feel movement until 22 weeks. The OB explained that where he implanted made it difficult to hear/feel, and that those things would come with time. I hope you get to feel movement soon! So sorry you're having a rough time!
post #26 of 39
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Originally Posted by Gucci&Granola View Post
Hello FSG and thanks for the advice. I think we are desperate enough at this point to try anything (and vinegar gargling sounds like a small price to pay). Like you, my husband seems to have particularly sensitive tonsils. When he gets sick they almost always swell and get irritated. Our family utilizes natural medicine and I would like to pinpoint some underlying cause for this that may indicate chronic internal health issues (allergies? vitamin or mineral deficiencies? weak organ systems?).

Wishing you good health and happy healthy tonsils
Yes, that's exactly it for me too. My family gets a cold, they'll cough and snuffle and maybe have a day in bed. When it gets round to me my tonsils completely overreact and I end up having 3 days in bed, completely miserable. I used to get it every few months, but now it's just 2-3 times a year, so it's getting better...I compare it to DH's allergy to pollen. His body overreacts to something otherwise not terribly harmful.

If he tries the gargling, make sure it's apple cider vinegar, not just any old vinegar.

Anyway, sorry to hijack the thread. Continue with pregnancy talk everybody....
post #27 of 39
Today's accomplishments:

Many hours spent in the water with children.

Many kicks felt from the BellyBean.

One fridge and one upright deep freeze pulled out and swept under. STILL NO DVD's!!!!!

Got those renewed till the 6th. DH will be home the 4th so he can help....
I do have one more hope...the kids' book collection cabinets on the entertainment center.

After that I SERIOUSLY do not know. like I said, mattresses were checked under, sheets changed, dresser pulled out of closet, drawers emptied and organized......all toy containers checked. NADA!!! All living room furniture also checked under.
post #28 of 39
Oh my gosh peaceful! How frustrating! My little one loves to carry movies (especially new library ones) around with him. I have found them outside on more than one occasion. We also have a movie player in the van and they work their way out there if that's an option for you. The only other place I can think of is under or in couches, I find loads of random stuff there! Good luck!!!!

FSG, welcome! Glad to see you actively join the group!

Anouk, I completely agree, an anterior or front placenta makes it difficult to feel the baby's movement. My first was that way as well.

G&G, you're 15 weeks right? Try not to worry, most women don't feel their first baby until at least 17 weeks and many not until 20. It's so frustrating to be at the inbetween stage where you aren't feeling all the 1st trimester stuff, but you don't feel the baby yet either. I had a really hard time with that part with my first. I hope it goes by quickly and you start feeling movement soon!! I also hope your DH starts feeling better soon!

Nova22, so glad for you!!

FullHouse, my DH worked overnights for a while, it is a hard adjustment for a family with kids! I hope it doesn't have to last too long. I hope your HS eval went well! Yay for swift kicks!

jwpsgurl, caffine withdrawl stinks. I had it early on when I was feeling very adversive to anything with caffine. Now I'm back to having a pop once a day. Yay for kicks!

Shoot, gotta run, sorry I didn't get to more people, but I did read!
post #29 of 39
Thread Starter 
Just got back from my appointment. It was awesome, and I will post about it in the appointment thread.

I have my big ultrasound in three weeks. YAY!
post #30 of 39
I have my anatomy scan in an hour and a half. I am BEYOND nervous, you guys. Please send happy thoughts!
post #31 of 39
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I have my anatomy scan in an hour and a half. I am BEYOND nervous, you guys. Please send happy thoughts!
Crossing my fingers and toes for you!
post #32 of 39

More waiting

2 more weeks until the anatomy scan. I have the 1st appointment of the day, 7:45 am. I feel I don't have much to contribute at the moment as all I want is to have that scan and move on from the CNM care and just stick with the midwife. I spaced out my appointments so far from the last one. I think the last CNM was June 2 and the MW was June 8th.

I was hoping it would keep me focused on my work instead of obsessing but it turned out to be quite the opposite. Hence, why I ordered the Angel Sounds Fetal Doppler yesterday.

DH felt movement last night, I am pretty sure it was movement because it was centered just below my navel. Had it been on my left side I would've chalked it up to a big gas bubble.

post #33 of 39
Had my NT scan today at the last possible moment. 13 w 5 d.
Got good measurements, but the tech told me that she thinks the baby is a girl. I thought it was too early to see girl clearly. She did include a disclaimer, but she also it the tech with the most experince there and it was the best of their machines.
Of course I want a girl very much and so my hopes are up.
So I don't know, do I try very hard to keep telling myself that it still is very possible there is a boy, or do I trust that she wouldn't have said anything unless she was fairly sure about what she was seeing.

I don't know if I can wait 4 more weeks for confirmation!
post #34 of 39
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Originally Posted by aslmere View Post
Had my NT scan today at the last possible moment. 13 w 5 d.
Got good measurements, but the tech told me that she thinks the baby is a girl. I thought it was too early to see girl clearly. She did include a disclaimer, but she also it the tech with the most experince there and it was the best of their machines.
Of course I want a girl very much and so my hopes are up.
So I don't know, do I try very hard to keep telling myself that it still is very possible there is a boy, or do I trust that she wouldn't have said anything unless she was fairly sure about what she was seeing.

I don't know if I can wait 4 more weeks for confirmation!
I had my NT scan with DD at 11w 3d and the tech told me she thought dd was a girl. I was shocked that she would even tell me that at 11 weeks but she was right. Honestly, I don't think the tech would have told you that unless they were pretty certain. I hope she was right and you get your little girl
post #35 of 39
Good luck NoraFlood!

and good luck finding the DVDs, peaceful. Sometimes things do just disappear, even when it's impossible, and even in the smallest of houses.

And yay for everyone's good appointments. I just had a good appointment this morning too. Baby's doing good, I'm finally feeling kicks, and I'm finally telling everyone!

Now I just need to figure out how to put on weight. Never thought I'd have that problem, but between nursing my 16 month old and being very active (12 days of backpacking this month), I've actually lost a little weight since my last appointment. I have another backpacking trip planned for August, so need to figure this out soon. Any tips for packing on pounds?
post #36 of 39

Baby Update

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Gucci&Granola, I'm glad you're here on the chat thread!
Thank you for the warm welcome AnnetteMarie. Also, I appreciate all the healthcare insight and advice FSG.

I was able to hear the baby's heartbeat yesterday at my appointment and everything is fine . Funny that despite my increasing girth, it's easier for me to "forget" that I'm pregnant now that the 2nd trimester has arrived because the nausea has diminished and much of my energy has returned. I guess without a daily physical reminder I was getting nervous about the baby. Let's just call it "the first baby jitters".

Hope everyone is having a great week .
post #37 of 39
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Good luck NoraFlood!

and good luck finding the DVDs, peaceful. Sometimes things do just disappear, even when it's impossible, and even in the smallest of houses.

And yay for everyone's good appointments. I just had a good appointment this morning too. Baby's doing good, I'm finally feeling kicks, and I'm finally telling everyone!

Now I just need to figure out how to put on weight. Never thought I'd have that problem, but between nursing my 16 month old and being very active (12 days of backpacking this month), I've actually lost a little weight since my last appointment. I have another backpacking trip planned for August, so need to figure this out soon. Any tips for packing on pounds?
Almond Butter will pack on pounds and isn't bad for you!! Add in smoothies, on toast, on celery!! Wish I had your dilema!! Lots of nuts while backpacking!! Good luck mama!!
post #38 of 39
I am just wondering where this golden second trimester feeling great is hiding.
I am exhausted all the time still. I feel like I hit a wall around 1 pm and then am out for the night by 10. I am not able to get anything done and the clutter around the house is really getting to me.

But feeling the baby consistently is a very great thing. I love this part.
post #39 of 39
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I am just wondering where this golden second trimester feeling great is hiding.
I am exhausted all the time still. I feel like I hit a wall around 1 pm and then am out for the night by 10. I am not able to get anything done and the clutter around the house is really getting to me.

But feeling the baby consistently is a very great thing. I love this part.
I'm feeling the same way lately. We've had colds and things so that has contributed I think. I usually feel awesome in the second tri and I'm having some good days now, but am still crashing out at night, and finding myself pretty slugging through the day.
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