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post #41 of 166

Oh, nixnc, I'm so sorry! I'd hate to be backed up from an ultrasound! Eesh!

And what an awful time for you to have to job hunt!  Do you know what field you are looking into, or just something part time?

Thinking of you...


Edited by sewingsparklz - 11/22/10 at 6:18pm
post #42 of 166
i had my first mw appointment today and everything looks great... we heard a heartbeat i was really nervous about that for some reason... probably because we told family and some close friends last week and i sooooo want everything to work out for my cousin and i (she's do 2 weeks before me!) i caved and we used the doppler... i didn't even ask about a fetoscope. i did turn down the US she wanted to schedule because it was only to check for twins again or to ease my mind that i was only having one. but i really think this is just one baby and even if it is two... there is nothing we would do about it now.

i'm 11 weeks now and the m/s is pretty much gone. fatigue was way better today too... even though i was really nervous about my appointment this afternoon, today was the first day in weeks i really got any exercise (does dancing to mama mia with a 2 1/2 yo count as exercise??).

rylee... BH already!! lol

nixnc... i'd hate to have my dates pushed back! but at least it's only 1 week!
post #43 of 166
i know. =__=
i am serious, too! i am 100% convinced these are braxton hicks. mannnnnnn!

i don't want to jinx it talking about it but i am feeling pretty good the last couple days! i mean...still nauseous if i am not eating often enough, but i am doing WAY better on the fatigue end of things! i even organized haye's room with him yesterday, have gone grocery shopping, done the dishes and cooked a pot roast...without needing a nap in between all of those activities!
post #44 of 166
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Oh, nixnc, I'm so sorry! I'd hate to be backed up from an ultrasound! Eesh!

And what an awful time for you to have to job hunt! First of all, when my blood was drawn for this pregnancy I definitely had a BAD afternoon as far as how I felt. And then on top of that to just plain be pregnant, in the first trimester, and having to job hunt. Do you know what field you are looking into, or just something part time?

Thinking of you...
i have been managing casual dining restaurants and bars for several years. i would rather be a server or bartender right now just so i could go to work and come home with no added stress. i do not want to manage right now, but my husband thinks i shouldn't go for anything less. he doesn't understand how stressful that position is and how much of my home time it takes, because i have always done it.

personally--i wouldn't mind working for minimum wage right now if it means i don't have any responsibilities.
post #45 of 166
nix i'm also having job stress... we're merging with another company (that's 45 minutes away) and I am not sure what my role will be... whether I'll have my current job, or whether I'll have half my job...

I actually made the offer to put the part time thing on the table as an option that means less $$ for sure but also less stress in the months leading up to my due date. My DH was a little floored that I did that but he has no idea what the stress does.

I have never had so much protective instinct against adding stress to my life when it comes to work. I was willing to cut my hours without talking to him to protect my health and reduce anxiety/stress. I would never do that non-preg (not talk to him first) but I just had to... he doesn't quite understand but I think I convinced him.

Good luck. I hear you on the crap job for crap money but no responsibilities.
post #46 of 166
Had an appointment yesterday. Despite me eating all the time I haven't gained any weight! My bp was kinda high they said..136ish/88? They didn't seem too worried about it. Heard the baby via doppler. HB 150s. I also have my doppler I rented..I listen every few days All tests came back normal from my last visit and next appt is a month from now.
post #47 of 166
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Had an appointment yesterday. Despite me eating all the time I haven't gained any weight! My bp was kinda high they said..136ish/88? They didn't seem too worried about it. Heard the baby via doppler. HB 150s. I also have my doppler I rented..I listen every few days All tests came back normal from my last visit and next appt is a month from now.
for a great appt. How far along are you?

I had an appt today at 11w 6d...heartbeat was 170...love hearing it for the first time I lost 2 lbs from my first appt which I'm glad about but know that changes in just a meal.
post #48 of 166
So, apparently I've popped....I was at a home party tonight (direct sales kinda thing, a friend is starting up as a consultant) and a woman I've never met before asked me if I was pregnant! I am not a teeny woman so I thought it was a) rather gutsy of her (after all, I do carry weight in my middle even when not pregnant! I could just as easily have answered no ) or b) I am more pregnant-looking than I thought I was. Or maybe a little of both The only other thing I could think of is maybe she could tell I was wearing maternity jeans...? :P
post #49 of 166
umm.. so what is the deal with already having stretch marks on my boobs? How is that ok?
post #50 of 166
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umm.. so what is the deal with already having stretch marks on my boobs? How is that ok?
LOL!

Welcome to the many sacrifices we make for these beings...

I dont care what some people say about how the breasts really dont get saggier after breastfeeding.. that is a crock. Atleast for me. My poor DDs went up to a G when my milk came in, settled back into a DD and then after bfing for 2.5 years they are definitely not near as upwardly mobile as they once were. You can say, oh, its just your skin getting older, or whatever.. but I call shenanigans. My breasts are saggier.

Im cool with it and it isnt as if they are horribly different, just a little lower and my nipples get a different view now
post #51 of 166
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for a great appt. How far along are you?
I'm now 13 weeks 3 days!
post #52 of 166
Bluepetals!!! HOW EXCITING!!! I think that's the first I Popped moment in this thread.

I am sick... I think job stress keeping me up last week led me to weakened immune system... Hubby is taking good care of me. I had a wicked sore throat last night but am not feeling quite so badly today.

Am exhausted though.

I am looking forward to popping!!! I definitely have stuff going on and am thickening. Hunted down two pairs of maternity pants at second hand stores yesterday they'll do... only spent $28 and one of them is a pair of motherhood jeans. They're a little big but I'm guessing I will be too.
post #53 of 166
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Bluepetals!!! HOW EXCITING!!! I think that's the first I Popped moment in this thread.

I am sick... I think job stress keeping me up last week led me to weakened immune system... Hubby is taking good care of me. I had a wicked sore throat last night but am not feeling quite so badly today.

Am exhausted though.

I am looking forward to popping!!! I definitely have stuff going on and am thickening. Hunted down two pairs of maternity pants at second hand stores yesterday they'll do... only spent $28 and one of them is a pair of motherhood jeans. They're a little big but I'm guessing I will be too.

Vitamin D, Vitamin D, Vitamin D.. especially if you are up north of 48 degrees. We make none naturally this time of year.
post #54 of 166
I'm 13 weeks, 2 days today and I had my 3rd appointment yesterday. I had two ultrasounds before because I miscarried already once this year but yesterday was only checking the heartbeat, which was 160. I've gained 4 pounds since my 9.5 weeks, which they said is normal. I'm starting to show and had to pick up some maternity pants because all my normal pants are tight and high waist to begin with.

We went out for dinner last night and I asked for something delicious but non-alcoholic to the waitress because I'm pregnant (mango mojito - yum!). She was so happy about that she gave us free dessert. My husband laughed and told me 'finally this baby is paying off - try to work that for free appetizers next time'.
post #55 of 166
I want to wear maternity pants!! I am 13w5d, and I am still in my regular jeans. I can zip them up, but they are snug... but not too snug. I did put on a pair of maternity jeans, but they slid right down to where the crotch was at my knees. Not my most flattering look.

I have gained a little weight, but I'm tired of looking like I just ate too many pieces of Halloween candy... I want to look pregnant!
post #56 of 166
I'm 14wks and have definitely popped! I've only gained 4-5lbs but my belly looks like a 5-6mo preggo one, especially at the end of the day. I'm loving my maternity clothes these days. They make me look more obviously pregnant, but at least I feel comfy and cute instead of squished and frumpy like I was feeling in my regular stuff.

Kmb9906 - That's how my old maternity jeans fit me when I tried them on, since I started this pregnancy lighter than my others. I could still button and zip my regular jeans, but they weren't comfy as the day wore on. It seriously made all the difference in the world to go and get some new maternity ones in a smaller size. Now I have cute jeans that fit right and are incredibly comfortable too. I LOVE the secret fit ones from Motherhood, and I also found a pair at Old Navy that are great and don't look maternity at all. These...

http://oldnavy.gap.com/browse/produc...d=1&pid=675516

I figure these will likely come in handy pp as well.
post #57 of 166
I have a cold. I have had this cold since last week and I'm pretty sick and tired of it. I can't hardly breathe and it is driving me crazy. Plus, it saps what little energy I have. Whine, whine whine.

I have to echo MamaChef: Vitamin D, Vitamin D, Vitamin D. Seriously, have your levels tested. My MW is a ND and she does it as part of her standard initial blood test. My level was WAAAAAY low, and I've been on supplementation at 20x the RDA ever since. She said that pregnancy sucks the vitamin D right out of you, and it is really important for both you and the baby to have adequate levels.

We rented the movie "Babies" last week. Anyone else seen this? It was really neat to see the differences in the cultures each of the babies was growing up in.
post #58 of 166
ladyelmo,
I hate colds when pregnant. Hopefully you are past the congestion aggravating any morning sickness.

When Im sick I take 50,000 IUI of Vitamin D for 3 days and then drop back to 10,000 IUI. Not nessecarily recommending others do that if they dont know their levels.. but I live in the seattle area and am half hawaiian. When I had my level tested before I had my DD I was 19. The ND I saw then only put me on 2000 IUI and it was not near enough. DD was born in Jan in the dead of no daylight and flu season. Luckily I started working with a midwife shortly after that told me to up my Vit D to 10000 IUI a day. We tested 3 months later and I was only at 29. I took 20,000 IUI for 6 months and was able to get it up to 40. Then the sun kicked in and I was able to maintain 50 on 5,000 IUI. The winter hit again and we had to go back up to 10,000 IUI to maintain 60. My levels were tested at the beginning of this pregnancy and are at 59. Pregnancy does suck D out of you. I'd like them in the 70s or 80s so Im supplementing a 10,000 IUI gelcap and 10000 IUI in drops right now. The difference in my depression levels and how often I get sick when my levels were below 40 are like night and day.

My last mentor midwife tested all women and there wasnt a single one that was in levels in the 5 years she has been testing. Most women up here are CRITICALLY deficient with levels of less then 30. I cant tell you how many ladies came through with numbers in the teens. One poor hawaiian lady was at 7!!!! She had lived in hawaii her whole life and this was her first pregnancy in WA she had 4 other children. She came in at 6 weeks and said she just didnt know how she was going to do this.. was worried she had cancer or something because she was just so exhausted and depleted. This was a woman who had ran a half marathon at 7 months with her last baby and regularly surfed and snowboarded. Very active her whole life. Horrible morning sickness.. horrible antenatal depression. Midwife put her on 50,000 IUI and tested her levels in a month.. they had barely came up to the twenties.. switched method of delivery, no more gelcaps, but drops instead and they levels came up alot more. This lady had undiagnosed celiac and her intestines werent breaking down the gelcap efficiently. By the end of her first tri she was back to snowboarding. LOL. Her whole persona was more vivid. It was amazing to see.

Anyway, I guess my point is that I really think its hard to OD on Vitamin D if you live in a place that you get little sun or is at a latitude where even if you did you wouldnt make any vitamin d. I could lay out in my backyard naked all day if it was sunny and not make a single unit of D this time of year.

My husband is norwegian descent and his levels are in the 40s before supplementation in the winter, but his heritage makes him more efficient at getting D and storing it during the sunny times. He is a sailor and so during the summer his D levels go up into the 70s with minimal sun exposure.

Vitamin D deficiency is an epidemic and everyone should be tested.

Im singing the praises of D especially right now because my whole family is sick and Im not. That never happens, but I've been taking 20000IUI even when I cant take any other pills because of the morning sickness.



Speaking of morning sickness.. So thankful it is completely gone! I love the second trimester. Bigger movements these last few days and the food aversions are even getting less. Hubby took me out to dinner the other night and I had scallops. They were so tasty. Fish has been completely grossing me out and Im glad it's starting to sound okay again. Our refrigerator went out the day before hubby left.. luckily Home Depot delivered a snazzy new one I love the next day but it was depressing to have to throw out hundreds of dollars of food. Especially the healthy comfort foods that I had to go all the way to Seattle to get.

I am going to whine a little because my hubby has been gone since early friday and I miss him. He is on a cruise to celebrate his best friend of 25 years' 30th bday bparty. We have been together 10 years and this will be the longest we have ever been apart. He will be back late monday. We run a business together and always worked together when we didnt.. so, Im used to being with him 24/7. I never thought Id want to be around someone that much, but he is like a part of me and I just miss him terribly. I hate going to sleep at night without him. Poor DD wakes up every morning sad that he isnt here. He hid all these little presents around the house and every time I find one I just break down crying. My poor DD thinks mommy is having a breakdown. LOL. I do know that Im sooo soo soo thankful Im not a single parent. It is exhausting to not get any break.

Hope everyone enjoyed their weekend. I wont say the extra hour of sleep because people with young kids dont get that perk. LOL
post #59 of 166
MamaChef. I have done a couple of trips home with DS1 to see my family without DH and miss him then, when I have tons of help. I have never spent a night apart from him other than that since DS1 was born. There was a chance that he might have to go away on business this month, but it seems like it's blown over for now. I was desperately nervous about it! Both kids on my own, eeeeek!

I am feeling more movement lately, too Which is so welcome given that we had a quiet week or so. I definitely think my uterus is doing a little bob in and out of my pelvis (it's retroverted)...right now it's definitely up, and I'm hoping it's now big enough to stay put there cause everything works so much better when it's not crowding the rest the organs in my pelvis
post #60 of 166
12 weeks 1 day and I'm STARVING. Any ideas one what to eat? I'm trying to eat the protein and stuff but it's not doing it. So now I'm into eating fattening stuff (think icecream) and it's helping a little more but not completely. Suggestions?
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