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post #1 of 120
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Here's the new thread.

I have some great news- the midwife who attended D2's home birth is going to attend me again even though she is technically retired.

I am still looking for a OB here to do my prenatals/dual care since she lives so far away and I don't want to drive there every appointment. Plus I can do all the testing and have them bill my insurance instead of having to pay out of pocket to do it with her.

I am so happy!
post #2 of 120
Evergreen, that is great news!

I have good news today, too. I had my dating u/s this morning and got to see and hear the heartbeat! That was so exciting and a bit of a relief. The u/s put my due date a couple of days later than what I think it actually should be, but that's good, too, since I know that baby will be born early. The later date puts me at 37 weeks on May 1. And I know it seems silly, but I really want a May baby rather than another late April one. Obviously, I hope that I'll make it a little longer than 37 weeks this time, but I'm not counting on it.
post #3 of 120
Evergreen: That is awesome!

We made it through a whole weekend with my family and my girls kept our secret about the baby! So proud of them. Supposedly I'm 8 weeks today. I feel very, very naucious and can not focus on anything! Getting very behind at work this way
post #4 of 120
Evergreen - So happy for you. I know that has to be a huge relief!

Kelly - Congrats on hearing the hb!

We've had company a couple of times, and I kind of wondered if any of my little ones would spill the beans but they didn't. I'm hoping we can hold off till Thanksgiving and tell everyone then, but I may be showing too much before then.
post #5 of 120
happy thanksgiving to all my fellow canadians!
i'm excited to eat thanksgiving dinner, it's the one thing i've been looking forward to for WEEKS. i can't wait for turkey and stuffing and mashed potatoes and gravy and pumpkin pie and cranberry sauce. mmmm. oh man i am stoked. considering i have been mostly excited for crackers and bananas, this is a big step!

i'm hoping my nana doesn't give it away that we are pregnant but i think she will. oh well :/
post #6 of 120
threw up bile again today (so second time this pregnancy). I hate that! Its so much harder than throwing up food, it is just exhausting. The mr. was nice enough to let me sleep in a bit, since DS has been up nursing a bunch the last few days (poor babe, sprained his ankle on thursday) but that meant I got too hungry, I guess.

I also seem to have a slight head/chest cold, which is seeming to make the nausea worse - the slight taste of phlegm I guess in the back of the throat? ugh.

but I guess its good I threw up today - I'm 8 weeks, hoping it means babe is still doing well my first appt in a week, but guessing no u/s until 11/12 weeks, so a while before we tell anyone. Though I wanted to tell some of my frisbee team given how badly I'm playing lately (just so tired!) I keep doling out the 'I'm sick' excuse.
post #7 of 120
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threw up bile again today (so second time this pregnancy). I hate that! Its so much harder than throwing up food, it is just exhausting.
Yeah. I haven't had a big throw up yet but I've had 4 of those where you just strain and hack and cry and a little bit comes out. That's the worst.

Of course the banks are closed today so I don't have any money to fill my zofran.
post #8 of 120
Evergreen,
Congrats! Im so happy for you!

Rylee, Ive already started looking forward to American Thanksgiving so Im jealous. I want pumpkin pie so badly..LOL. I found the ultimate recipe last year and the pie was the best Ive ever made, so Im really looking forward to it. We will be hosting about 15 people so I was thinking of making pumpkin cheesecake too.

Seafox, I was sick a couple weeks ago and the post nasal drip made the morning sickness almost unbearable. I threw up bile and phlegm a couple times and it was absolutely miserable. Throwing up when your nose is completely stuffed up SUCKS. I hope you feel better soon.

Im so sick of morning sickness. I hate being nauseous all the time. I feel like crying everytime I think of a couple more weeks of this. It's been 6 weeks at this point with a 1 week break and I just dont know how much more of this I can handle. Not that there is anything to do about it.. but mentally, it is really wearing on me. Im the worst.mom.ever to my 2.5 year old and I just want to feel better again. I have midwife appt tomorrow and we are going to try some B vitamins IV to see if they help. Because everything is just passing through me, who knows what Im absorbing from my b complex via my gut.

I cant wait for the second trimester and I just pray that Im not sick longer.
post #9 of 120
Congrats Evergreen and Kelly!

I still have not thrown up...I am 8 weeks today and by this time with my daughter I was in the hospital with hyperemisis. I had lost 7-8 lbs and was really doing badly. This time I am nauseated all day, and have food aversions, but keeping everything down. I don't feel like there is a problem, but maybe just different symptoms. I didn't have any breast tenderness with my DD and the fatigue was manageable.

I am so tired with this baby that I take two naps a day and the breast pain has gotten so bad every time I move in the night the pain wakes me up. So I am not symptom free, just symptom different...lol
post #10 of 120
Evergreen - awesome news!

I think I'm on board with everybody else with m/s. I didn't have it with my daughter until I was in my 8th month, but the last couple of weeks have been rough and I spent the morning hugging the toilet. So hard with a toddler running around, needing comfort and attention. I wanted the comfort and attention, so I don't think I was the best at pacifying her this morning. I felt terrible, but I stuck her in front of the TV to watch Baby Signing Time. I don't like to babysit her with the TV, but I just needed the break.

So now, I practically just ate an entire container of Kozy Shack chocolate pudding (LOVE that stuff) and I'm going to try to take advantage of her napping so I can get one in myself!

Feel better, mommas!
post #11 of 120
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Originally Posted by ryleeee View Post
i can't wait for turkey and stuffing and mashed potatoes and gravy and pumpkin pie and cranberry sauce. mmmm.
what time shoudl i be there for dinner?
post #12 of 120
Been an okay weekend here. My DH has been amazing. He's naturally a messy guy, and normally we are struggling with seeing eye to eye on that kinda stuff since I'm sort of a neat freak. But lately, he's been really stepping up. Saturday night he put clean sheets and the comforter back on the bed, put away the food and cleaned up from dinner and got our son ready for bed and teeth brushed. That's a lot for him since he's normally not home very much. All that while I laid down drinking peppermint tea. So, needless to say, I welcome the weekends where I get help from my hubby. I'm trying to make myself get up and put on some real clothes and meet my friend at the pumpkin patch with our boys. If I could, I'd stay home all day and lay around, but it's really wearing on my 21 mo old active DS. I know he needs to get out and play and I need to just make myself do it! I'm 11 weeks today, and surprisingly am feeling slightly better. I used to have this trend where I'd wake up, eat something, feel okay until about lunch time, then have a hard time keeping down lunch and feel nauseous the rest of the day. Today has been different. I'm hoping this is permanent! I was able to eat and keep lunch down and I actually don't feel nauseous right now. Hoping I can eat dinner and feel better enough to have some alone time with hubby tonight. Poor guys is deprived!
post #13 of 120
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Originally Posted by Crystalyn View Post
Evergreen - awesome news!

I think I'm on board with everybody else with m/s. I didn't have it with my daughter until I was in my 8th month, but the last couple of weeks have been rough and I spent the morning hugging the toilet. So hard with a toddler running around, needing comfort and attention. I wanted the comfort and attention, so I don't think I was the best at pacifying her this morning. I felt terrible, but I stuck her in front of the TV to watch Baby Signing Time. I don't like to babysit her with the TV, but I just needed the break.

So now, I practically just ate an entire container of Kozy Shack chocolate pudding (LOVE that stuff) and I'm going to try to take advantage of her napping so I can get one in myself!

Feel better, mommas!
My DS has had his fair share of yo gabba gabba these last few weeks. It's keeping me sane
post #14 of 120
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My DS has had his fair share of yo gabba gabba these last few weeks. It's keeping me sane
Ahh yes I think we watched 3 episodes of Handy Manny this morning while I laid on the couch
post #15 of 120
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If I could, I'd stay home all day and lay around, but it's really wearing on my 21 mo old active DS. I know he needs to get out and play and I need to just make myself do it!
One thing that has helped me keep up with my almost 21-month old is we have a scheduled activity out of the house that I've paid for (so I go, because we're too tight on money for me to pay for something and stay home!) so we're out by 8:45 or 9:45 every day depending on the day. And I have a rule that I don't leave the house without showering, getting ready and making the bed, so that helps. But, today I broke the showering rule and went to our Monday activity dirty... hopefully I didn't stink!

Really - that's the only way I've been able to do it... by having a schedule that starts early. They are social activities for her, so I don't feel too bad if I don't have the energy to walk to the park, etc... in the afternoon.
post #16 of 120
glad to know my husband's mentality towards me being pregnant hasn't changed this time? he went to the grocery yesterday at 8am for more ginger ale and saltines without me even asking him to do so.

i wanted to get out of the house yesterday to have some family time, but i only made it to the couch. so, the 2 of us watched hideous scary movies from the '70's all day while the kids played outside with the neighbors.

the boys requested sloppy joes for dinner tonight. ugh. while i do have a craving for meat right now, i just know the smell is going send me running to the bathroom to vomit. i'm wondering how i can pull this off.

i went to mccallister's for lunch with my girlfriend today, and just to have some girl time was nice. we talked about our kids, my pregnancy, and split a sandwich and soup bowl. this is probably the first meal i've actually eaten in 4 or 5 days. pretty sad considering the business i work in!
post #17 of 120
You ladies are so much better at keeping things secret than I. I told pretty much everyone right away. I just can't keep my mouth shut.
post #18 of 120
Ooops, meant to sub, so subbing!
post #19 of 120
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Originally Posted by Evergreen View Post
Yeah. I haven't had a big throw up yet but I've had 4 of those where you just strain and hack and cry and a little bit comes out. That's the worst.

Of course the banks are closed today so I don't have any money to fill my zofran.
it just feels so pointless! I'd rather throw UP something, for pete's sake. I think it just makes it too clear how bizarre m/s is - you aren't actually throwing up for any good reason. (like food poisoning!)

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Originally Posted by MamaChef View Post

Seafox, I was sick a couple weeks ago and the post nasal drip made the morning sickness almost unbearable. I threw up bile and phlegm a couple times and it was absolutely miserable. Throwing up when your nose is completely stuffed up SUCKS. I hope you feel better soon.

Im so sick of morning sickness. I hate being nauseous all the time. I feel like crying everytime I think of a couple more weeks of this. It's been 6 weeks at this point with a 1 week break and I just dont know how much more of this I can handle. Not that there is anything to do about it.. but mentally, it is really wearing on me. Im the worst.mom.ever to my 2.5 year old and I just want to feel better again. I have midwife appt tomorrow and we are going to try some B vitamins IV to see if they help. Because everything is just passing through me, who knows what Im absorbing from my b complex via my gut.

I cant wait for the second trimester and I just pray that Im not sick longer.
that's what its called, post-nasal drip. I totally forgot. it does make it much worse it seems! I am sucking on a lot of riccolas which is helping take the taste away a bit.

I hear you on the trying to be a mom while dealing with this though - the first time obviously I could wallow and have DH wait on me a bit and this time, we have a 15 month old to run around after! and I am very sadly remembering that my m/s lasted until about week 20 last time I remember thinking that it was going away at 12 weeks, but yeah, nope. I threw up after my 16wk appt (in the parking lot at my work, classy!) I hope I get just first trimester m/s this time but I'm not optimistic!

how did you get your 1 week break?! was it just random?
post #20 of 120
Evergreen- So exciting!

My weekend was okay...felt gross Saturday...but not too bad Sunday. I've been taking naps daily...I'm SO tired even with getting 8-10 hours of sleep a night. It seems ridiculous. I'm also puking once or twice a day, usually morning and evening, and this is the first pregnancy I've puked so often. It sucks.
Mamachef- I'm with you on the wondering how I'm going to make it through m/s...I'm only 8 weeks and have only been sick for a bout 2 1/2 weeks but I'm SO done with it all ready. If I stop to think about having a month or more of it it makes me cry as well.

My poor children have been watching lots of TV as well...along with not getting outside because I'm a wuss and don't want to be out in the cold(it's all ready in the 30's (F) during the day now) plus we don't have a yard where I feel comfortable just sending them outside. We do at least have a few scheduled outings a week but other than that I'm hanging out at home.
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