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~~~Aug 22 Weekly Chat~~~ - Page 3

post #41 of 67
The reason I'm so surprised about my weight loss is because of the fact that I gained 50lbs with DS, and never lost the majority of it. (We bought a car while I was pregnant.)

Also, WOW, about the May DDC. We're just boogying along!

My midwife's office just called, they have finally received the bloodwork from my family doctor and they don't think it's sufficient. : So I've got to go and get more done on the day of my next appt to prove that I either do or don't have antibodies to Hep B and rubella.
post #42 of 67
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Originally Posted by Twinklefae View Post
My midwife's office just called, they have finally received the bloodwork from my family doctor and they don't think it's sufficient. : So I've got to go and get more done on the day of my next appt to prove that I either do or don't have antibodies to Hep B and rubella.
That happened here too! I have to go for more bloodwork, they didn't test for antibodies last time. Oh well, there's a lab not too far from my house, the kids are going to come with me, I wonder if they'll think that's cool. Ds wants to be a dr when he grows up

My seasonal allergies are KILLING me! I wake up in the middle of the night to pee then the allergies kick in and I can't get back to sleep! I get so stuffed up and blow my nose for an hour, I know it's driving dh crazy too. I called my m/w office to see what I can take for them but there's noone there right now so I did some research online & found, through the Hospital for Sick Children's Motherisk program, a list of antihistamines I can take. So off I go to the drugstore as well. I'm not a huge fan of taking drugs while pregnant but as far as I can see there aren't any risks with this list of meds I have and I am so tired and cranky and miserable and uncomfortable, something has to give!

I'm gonna go weigh myself, you ladies have me curious!
post #43 of 67
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Originally Posted by Cujobunny View Post
That happened here too! I have to go for more bloodwork, they didn't test for antibodies last time. Oh well, there's a lab not too far from my house, the kids are going to come with me, I wonder if they'll think that's cool. Ds wants to be a dr when he grows up

My seasonal allergies are KILLING me! I wake up in the middle of the night to pee then the allergies kick in and I can't get back to sleep! I get so stuffed up and blow my nose for an hour, I know it's driving dh crazy too. I called my m/w office to see what I can take for them but there's noone there right now so I did some research online & found, through the Hospital for Sick Children's Motherisk program, a list of antihistamines I can take. So off I go to the drugstore as well. I'm not a huge fan of taking drugs while pregnant but as far as I can see there aren't any risks with this list of meds I have and I am so tired and cranky and miserable and uncomfortable, something has to give!

I'm gonna go weigh myself, you ladies have me curious!
What are you taking? I'm also dying of seasonal allergies, and forgot to ask the midwife, in all the fuss.

I can't take kids to the lab anymore, so I'm waiting to the day of my next appt, when I'm off work anyway.
post #44 of 67
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Originally Posted by Twinklefae View Post
What are you taking? I'm also dying of seasonal allergies, and forgot to ask the midwife, in all the fuss.
Here is the link to the motherisk page on antihistamines. I went with Claritin (loratadine) in the second generation group because it's non drowsy and it lasts all day & night (supposedly). The 2nd gen group didn't have as many studies on preggos as the 1st gen group because they're newer but the ones they did have didn't show any issues. I'm comfortable with it- it should just be a few more weeks for me. You just have to watch you get the regular Claritin (only loratadine), not the ones with the extra ingredients for decongesting or anything.
post #45 of 67
Found out today that we are having 2 boys, So that will be 4 boys for me. Oh well I guess I am not meant to have girls.
post #46 of 67
yeah chula13!!! i hope weren't set on girls, but gotta love those little boys! so excited for you!!! one day you'll have lots of daughter-in-laws for those girlie things!
post #47 of 67
Chula congrats!!!!!!!!!! I know how you feel. I have two boys, and a stepson, so I am thinking maybe there is at least ONE girl in here.......IDk...Ill probably end up with two boys too lol. I dont find out what I am having until OCT 4th...ugh.

What were their heartbeats?Were they around the same? I ask because my babies hbs are 1 beat apart so I am wondering if they are the same sex.

At least you are used to boys!
post #48 of 67
I have 2 sons and a stepson too =), well i guess now I'll have 4 sons and a stepson, i have a stepdaughter but she's having a baby of her own soon so it's not quite the same. I'm okay with not having a girl I was just worried that I might be risked out of my homebirth but my midwife isn't worried so either am i.

The doc I had to see today was kind of a jerk but my midwife said she will find somewhere else for me to go so I'm happy now.

I believe the heartbeats were 150 and 155
post #49 of 67
so, i hadn't thrown up in almost a week, and then yesterday i threw up violently three times! yuck. i hope it was just the day and a growth spurt, because i really liked not throwing up!

ashley
post #50 of 67
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so, i hadn't thrown up in almost a week, and then yesterday i threw up violently three times! yuck. i hope it was just the day and a growth spurt, because i really liked not throwing up!

ashley
I had that happen to me the other week. I think what I had eaten for dinner disagreed with me because it was so out of the blue and then once my entire digestive system was, um, "clear" of the culprit food, I felt fine again.
post #51 of 67
I just read a really sad birth story posted in the birth story section. I was in tears and prayerfull for that families loss.

I have had a lot more fear around the health of this baby and the outcome of this birth. I know everything will be great and it's normal to worry, but worry just keeps popping up for me this time around. I need to remain prayerfull I think.

You wouldn't believe how many people have said things like, you're not that young anymore you know. This isn't going to be as easy for you ( referring to pregnancy and postpartum). I'm 28! It's no wonder I worry, huh? I need more supportive people in my life. Uplifters.

On a more positive note, DH felt the baby move for the first time tonight! I was so happy he didn't have to wait a few more weeks like I thought. He has always been my rock when it comes to support. Oh and I get to see the baby and find out the sex in three days. I'm really excited about that.

Any one else having all kinds of emotions and worry? Feeling unsupported by friends and family?
post #52 of 67
Yes Trekkingirl! I've been much more worried about this pregnancy. I'm actually avoiding reading all the birth stories I can get my hands on. I did have a loss last November but I don't think that's what is causing me more worry... I can't put my finger on it.
I'm a little older too, but I'm just turning 32 in a couple months so I'm still a ways from "advanced maternal age"

It's strange, the first time I just kind of danced through it, everything was new. I didn't know what could go wrong I guess. Now I've done so much reading and met so many people who have lost children I know how precious it all can be.

Here's to healthy and happy babies and mamas!
post #53 of 67
I am having more worry this time around too. I feel like I have been so fortunate to have 2 perfectly healthy children, I wonder if I will be so lucky this time. Plus this baby wasn't planned so I wonder what is in store for me. Much of the anxiety has to do with the fact that i'm not feeling much movement still. I'm worried not only that I will lose this little one late in the game but that it will be born with health problems. Not that I don't think I could handle it, I just hate all the unknown that comes with pregnancy even though I actually do love being pregnant.
post #54 of 67
I avoid reading birth stories if it says anything about a loss because I know it will cause me to worry nonstop for a while.
I had my second prenatal appointment today. The babys heart rate was around 145 which is great. I found out that the blood pressure machines still don't work for me (they always register my pressure really high but if they do it manual its always normal) which is annoying to have my blood pressure taken 4 times in one appointment. Im also GBS+ and theres a new protocol in the hospital out here that requires meds during labor for anyone whos ever had a GBS+ result, oh yea and fun. I asked what happened if I don't get the meds (since my labor with my last was only an hour or so it might just happen, its a 45 minute drive to the hospital) and all that happens is I have to stay an extra day so Im not worried either way. The doc reassured me that I don't have to have the IV in the entire labor which is good since IVs are painful for me (I can feel the needle in my arm the entire time, with my first it was almost as painful as the contractions). Im just irritated because they won't even attempt to test again and GBS status changes back and forth, its annoying. I had the quad screen done today as well and now i look like a druggie since I bruise so bad every time they draw my blood. The poor corpmen noticed me brusing while he was drawing the blood and must have apologized at lease 10 times.
post #55 of 67
I find myself worrying more this time around as well, I think partially it's because of the internet.. I'm much more aware now of the amount of women who have trouble conceiving and who have lost babies. IRL I don't know anyone who has had a pregnancy loss. I have many friends online that have experienced it and it certainly seems like a more real possibility than it did before.
post #56 of 67
I thought GBS wasn't valid after a few weeks? Isn't that something that comes and goes?
post #57 of 67
i definitely relate to the worrying, but i know it's because of my experience with pregnancy loss. last time, i felt like i was in a bubble of peace and excitement and i felt the loss came out of nowhere, so this pregnancy though i'm super excited, i've constantly been dealing with up-cropping fears... and what's interesting is i really tried to deal with a lot of that before we got pregnant again. but, when it does pop up, i try not to sit in the worry/fear....but do something to calm my thoughts. because i know it's not helpful to either the baby or my sanity!
there are a few things i like doing: 1. if it's not too hot, go outside and stand/squat barefoot in nature, just seeing it's steadiness and change at the same time. 2. listen to hypnobabies, or calm birth cd 3. go for a walk 4. sit and breath in a bit of yoga. 5. take a bath and cry it out

there is definitely a huge amount of unknown during life, and pregnancy seems to bring it to the surface much love to you other mama's.
post #58 of 67
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I thought GBS wasn't valid after a few weeks? Isn't that something that comes and goes?
It isnt valid and I mentioned that and I got the "well its hospital policy" which means that I pretty much am stuck doing it. AMA isn't really an option over here since if you try it they will just do a medical transfer for you and then you are left without your spouse. Its happened. Its not a huge deal more annoying, like most things in the military. Likelihood is I won't make it in, for my first labor I was only at the hospital 4 hours, in a room for 3. I was in labor for 16 hours total but it seems my body goes from 7-10 cm in less than 10 minutes, the nurse checked me and I was at 6 then 10 minutes later the doctor checked me and I was at 10. My second I was in labor for about an hour and a half. Its ok, Im totally ok with being deemed a trouble patient. I was with my second (I wouldn't stay in my room and kept going and sitting in the NICU with my baby so they wrote on my chart I was a trouble patient and needed closer monitoring.. I don't like the L&D nurse I had) and it doesn't bug me. Im already going to tick them off because they hate women who don't let them medicate them so they can go on their merry way.

Ok, Im a crabby one tonight. Its 137am and Ive been up since 1130. Im soo sick and tired but every time I lay down my stomach turns. Morning sickness eventually will go away Im sure, if anything Im sure after Feb I won't have morning sickness anymore.
post #59 of 67
Ive been sick too, still a little.This week I have felt pretty crappy. My grandfather has been dying this week, and he passed away yesterday. I have been rushing around with family all week and tomorrow is the funeral. I have been up since 6am and its now almost 5pm and I am exhausted. Not too mention the emotional draining its been. My poor grandmother.
Everyone is making jokes about my big stomach all day.Telling people to hurry up to the food line cos I am going to eat it all....so its been an icebreaker somewhat. My peer breastfeeding counselor called today and I may have a partime job as a peer counselor myself, she said I could even take the babies with me to work. It would only be 10-20 hours a week but that is going to be awesome.
post #60 of 67
strong- Im sorry for your loss.
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