November chat--its where its at! - Page 2
I am soo sick and tired of the medical care out here! I just got a call since i was within 10 of the "limits" of the glucose test I "have to" do the 3 hour test. I asked what within 10 was it was 130.. Hello, thats NOT FAILING? But if I refuse to do the 3 hour test im looking at having the baby in the NICU because of "suspected untreated diabitis" UGHS THey did this with the first one to only I was within 15. Second one I was at like 100 so they didn't mess with me then. Im SO TIRED OF IT!! Why can't they just leave pregnant women alone? I could see if I totally failed the thing to worry but if just about anything is a fail to them why even do the test?? Why just not say everyone fails we will treat you all like crap because we can. Im so tired of them finding something wrong at EVERY SINGLE VISIT. The one before Last one they tried to say I had boarderline high blood pressure because it was 115/70.. Umm thats not high or even close to it. Give me a break Im so tired of them! Last one the baby is "measuring small" so I "have to" do another ultrasound.. Im so tired of it.. I just want to go back to where I have more choices in medical care then between someone I can't understand and someone who wants to do test after test.
I likely have my final u/s today. A little nervous. A midwife told me this week that the baby is breech. And, although it is still relatively early, she said that if the u/s confirms I should start looking into ways to turn her. She said they have more success turning early than waiting a month from now when the baby is bigger. I've never had a breech baby, so I need to start some research.
I'm excited. Excited because the daily movement is really starting to make this all feel REAL. My kids are so fun right now. Halloween was wonderful and I can't wait for the upcoming holidays. We are all really looking forward to some exciting months ahead.
P.S. Did I mention that I have an out-of-control sweet tooth? My inlaws are in town, and between the wonderful treats they brought and halloween - well, its scary. I'm afraid I'm growing into whale territory and that I'm going to regret my choices when its time to PUSH!
Heather-sorry to hear you have to do the 3 hr test. I had to do it with my last when it was just barely at the break off point. It was a real pain in the butt and added some extra stress that I don't think was necessary. Good luck, though! I'm quite sure it'll work out.
So sorry to hear this - I had a month like that in September, it was very stressful. I'd offer a hug but there don't appear to be any smilies?
My appt. went really well - I had a very frank conversation with the midwife, found out the one who had stressed me out so badly no longer 'works with us' and decided about a lot of my testing. Hooray! I hugged her when I left, it was such a huge relief to have sorted through all this stress.
Not a huge fan of the new format... anyone else?
nope, nope, nope. and it's really throwing my whole morning off!! ;-)
speaking of the smileys - anyone else having trouble with them? when i click on the smiley button, the pop-up is so large and un-scrollable that i cant see them all to choose. arrgh...
I don't care for the new format, either. Hopefully it'll grow on me. I also don't like that I don't have the option to change my screen name anymore. I'm not a huge fan of my name and picked it thinking I'd change it in a month or two when I thought of something better. Stinks that I can't anymore. Did they cut out a huge number of smilies? I really liked all the smilies....
Real quick non pregnancy vent:
My DH just signed up with some "marketing" company to supposedly get $300 in gas gift cards and $200 in Target gift cards. He had to pay $27 shipping and now this "marketing" company has our credit card number. DH swears up and down that he got all the phone numbers necessary to cancel our membership as soon as we get the gift cards, but I don't trust it. I'm just so dang livid that he spent $27 to ship a couple of gift cards (seriously, does it even cost more than a regular stamp to ship a bloody gift card?!) when we are paycheck to paycheck plus the fact that I'm SURE we're going to get hit with some sort of membership fee that's upwards of $80 which will overdraw our account. AND he doesn't understand why I'm so upset about this!!! Maybe I'm overreacting or have seen to many news specials about scams, but I am just absolutely through the dang roof about this. I'd put an angry smilie here, but there don't seem to be any....
Thanks for letting me vent!
Ravin, I hope things look up for you!
Ugh I don't like the new format either! it is so hard to find threads and all the subforums are listed on the top so you have to scroll forever... I hopefully will get used to it eventually.
I had my 27 week appointment (next one at 32.5 weeks) on Monday, it appears I got through the GTT since I haven't gotten a call about it but they did call for my low haemoglobin... Not yet anemic, but getting there, so I'm adding Floradix daily now. I measure 26.5 weeks, and don't look too pregnant, but I have a long torso so I don't show that much. The midwife pointed it out too. I hope DD will keep growing on "schedule" cause DS was so little, I'm hoping for a bigger baby this time!
I'm a little miffed that they changed rules on me that I have to take a class now that is late in the evening. I was initially told I don't need to. It's a 2 hour drive and the class ends at 830pm, that is a crazy late night for me, I usually go to bed no later than 9pm... Plus it is basically impossible that DH can attend that - it is only on January 3rd, and we have asked to get his 2 36 hour shifts per month at the beginning of the month, right there, so he will be home for the rest of the month in case I might go into labor early again... I 100% cannot go alone and leave DS with some stranger - we have no family around here, DH's coworkers are mostly single 25 year old guys who just party, the married ones don't have kids or expecting newborns any day now, or my friends have young children of their own, they cannot babysit in the middle of the night... DS is recently extremely clingy, he will not leave me alone for a second. He's fine with DH or MIL or my parents, but he won't be fine with just anyone for 5.5 hours and bedtime. I don't know what to tell them at the office? What would you do? They were really pushy about it.
Apart from that I started having pelvic and hip joint pains when I walk. Ugh didn't have this with DS at all! It sometimes gets really bad that I can barely move. Every day now I waddle like a penguin!
I had my GTT today. I assume I will pass as I have never had a problem before. Dh went with me in the hopes of touring our new hospital, but they said they were full & couldn't show us around. I was bummed. But at least we got to go to lunch together. I should find out the results on Monday at my next appointment.
I don't like the new format either. What happened to our signatures?
How do you know if you are anemic? I mean besides blood work? I'm not sure if they tested for that today. I have just been so bone tired. It doesn't feel right. I also have not eaten any red this pregnancy because I can't stomach it.
I've only been on here for a few minutes and definitely find that the new format will take some getting used to but I think in the long run, I'll like it much better. I appreciate the "cleanness" of the interface. The old one was so cluttered and old school looking. However, have you noticed our stickied threads aren't sticky anymore??
Otherwise, I'm 25 weeks and doing well. I'm also starting to slow down and feel kind of like my belly is bursting. Must be a growth spurt. I spent the weekend visiting my sister and got some new maternity clothes so I'm not feeling quite so much like a frumpy old mom anymore. Was quite the treat to have a bit of time on my own - the kids stayed home with dad. I haven't done that ever, since my son was born 5 years ago. And well, it'll likely be at least another 2 years before I can do it again, depending on when this babe weans.
No, another non fan of the new format here, too. But whatever. So, i spent a nice afternoon at l and d today, hooked up to a monitor. Luckily, all is fine, cervix is great, had a few contractions but nothing major. Babes are now BOTH breech. They are jogging on my bladder, lovely. I feel it, too. Gratefully I have no bed rest and am off pelic rest too!!!!!!!! OOOOOOOOOOOHHHHH baby!