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post #81 of 166

so yay, a babe in there ! I was so surprised, actually. I guess I was fully expecting the worst.

 

the NT scan seemed okay too, she was hesitant to tell me much which I think I mistakenly read as bad news, but I think she just didn't want to say anything w/out the full results (blood work)

 

babe is measuring a bit ahead (I am 12wks2d and it was 12wks5d) but she said that's normal. I was glad since I admit I wasn't *super* positive on my dates, my periods were all out of whack from nursing and I only went by the times DH and I had some fun in the sack that month, luckily they were clustered together on a weekend away smile.gif so it looks like I was right that I ovulated around then rather than many days later and he has extra long-lived sperm (a possibility, I guess!) but either way I think I would have been only at max 5 days off.

 

 

so now I am trying to adjust to the fact we might really have a #2. We've been holding off on planning/thinking about it until now, its a bit overwhelming!

post #82 of 166

guess who got in with the midwives!!!!
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post #83 of 166

Seafox: I'm so glad your ultrasound turned out well.  I was relieved to see mine the other day as well.

 

Ryleee: Congrats! I can't imagine having to wait to find out. Most of the ones around here are first come, first serve and for now...they try to make sure everyone has access but then there isn't that much interest yet.

post #84 of 166

Crystalyn:  I'm so sorry to hear about your grandfather.
 

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my husband was hungover yesterday and threw up so quietly. i sound like some kind of demon is being exercised out of the depths of my soul when i get sick.


I can totally relate!  Yuck.  I've been having some good days and bad days, which hopefully means that this morning sickness crap is soon to be over.  I'm so ready to move on.

 

I had my first official appointment with my midwife tonight.  We tried to listen for a heartbeat, but it was too early still.  I'm really looking forward to hearing it at the next appointment.  I want to have DH come with me so that he can hear it, too.  Oh...  and I've gained seven pounds in ONE week.  I know I've been eating more since I've been feeling better, but SEVEN pounds?!!  Yikes.

 

DH took me shopping last night and I got some nice comfy clothes.  I'm still not ready for maternity clothes, but needed something to wear for the time being.  We ended up going to Gap Body and I got a few pairs of yoga style pants and some comfy shirts.  Now at least I can look semi-cute while lounging around the house and running errands with the kids.

 

 

post #85 of 166

Yay, rylee!  Im so glad you got in with the midwives.  You have so much patience.  I woulda been crazy by now.  I called my midwife at 10 dpo when I got the positive!  smile.gif

 

seafox,  Im glad you got to see the babe and everything looked good.  It's so nebulous before you feel the baby.  Even now when I do feel baby pretty regularly it's still a bit hard to connect.  It's weird to me how different this pregnancy is then my first.

 

Had another midwife appt yesterday.  It was the first official appt with my new midwife where we did the intake and physical.  Im so glad I can start going to one care provider once a month now.  Ive done 3 physicals since 6 weeks and Im tired of the intake.

 

She moved my due date to account for my long cycles - so Im now 5/14.  I appreciate her accounting for my long cycles and giving me some padding since I went 42w3d last time and the pressure during those last weeks sucked.  However, I better not go that long! 

 

All in all it was a good visit.

 

Hubby is back, but we have friends coming today for 5 days..  Ill be glad when my nice quiet normal life is back.  Thankful to have our friends come up.. just not as much energy to entertain and hubby brought back a cold.  Luckily I havent caught it yet, but DD has.

 

Sigh..  off to tumbling class.  Hope everyone is having a great week!

post #86 of 166

well i was TRYING to be patient! haha. i contacted the midwives a few days after getting a + and they never got back to me. turns out they never got my registration...so anyways a week later i went in to talk to them and they were full. i seriously almost cried...i think i did cry in the car. i got a good recommendation for my doctor though and she is just awesome so i am a bit sad because i really liked her, but then i remember that i don't have to birth in the hospital (god forbid) and that i can be alone with a couple people i trust and know and can have a water birth or a home birth etc etc and i feel much better about it all! i had discussed the possibility with my dr. that i might switch care providers and she was totally gung-ho about it. also, her office is about 45 minutes away and the midwives are about 7. ^_^

post #87 of 166

I had a great day yesterday!  I didn't feel sick and I actually had energy!  It was an 11 hour work day immediately followed by "hockey" and going out to dinner.  (The boys are really just working on skating skills at this point.)  I made it through feeling human and still had energy to play and read with my kids when we got home at 8pm.  I felt like a good mom yesterday!  Yay!  Let's hope this continues! 

 

Side note...I do have terrible episodes of heartburn now.  Trying to just get by with papaya enzymes and occasionally antacid.  Much of the time I just suffer through the pain. greensad.gif  And I'm just not a fan of this new Mothering look.  Hopefully it just takes getting used to.  I find I don't reply to as many posts now and where are the stickies?

post #88 of 166

Yeah, I'm not diggin' the new look, either. And what is a wiki?  The worst is that most of the smileys are gone. I just went to look, and there isn't even a good frowny face! Does anyone know if they will come back, too? I think this font isn't as friendly. That's why we may not feel like replying as much. It's more like a newspaper or something.

 

 

I guess I don't have anything else to report, just checking in. We're up for a cold weekend - I hope everyone has a nice one, though. Anyone have any snow yet? I heard there was some in Idaho...


Edited by sewingsparklz - 11/22/10 at 6:16pm
post #89 of 166
Thread Starter 

I think we're supposed to have a weekend in the mid 60s.  I hope so. I am not ready for cold weather. Then I'll get really lazy!

 

I have my 12 week appointment on Monday the 15th. That is kind of exciting.

 

I don't like the new format either. But I've been here 8 years and have never liked a format when it's changed only to get used to it eventually.

post #90 of 166

Hey everyone! Questions or suggestions can be posted here in regards to the new platform. The transition is still ongoing and we have a few hiccups to work through but we hope to have it all resolved shortly, in the mean-time I do hope everyone gets a chance to explore and try things out. We do hope to have the smilies up shortly.

 

A Wiki is a list/how-to/informative article that members can collaborate on (think wikipedia). So for example, you can do a how-to on how to perform a back-carry with a mei tai or how to do a certain fold on a baby with a prefold, basically questions that come up a lot that members can collaborate with each other on. It's basically a method of sharing information between members that is relevant to our community. I hope that helps smile.gif

post #91 of 166

Hi mamas...  I'm still sick with a cold greensad.gif have been loading the vitamins, breathe right strips, etc.  It's just hanging on ridiculously.  The difference in my immune system is so great that this is really making me consider getting a flu shot.  I feel that this would have passed a long time ago with my non-baby-taxed immune system.

 

Anyway... we do have a visiting 7 month old coming this weekend with some friends so I'm home trying to rest up and get as healthy as possible before they arrive.  Have a great weekend everyone!!!

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Hey everyone! Questions or suggestions can be posted here in regards to the new platform. The transition is still ongoing and we have a few hiccups to work through but we hope to have it all resolved shortly, in the mean-time I do hope everyone gets a chance to explore and try things out. We do hope to have the smilies up shortly.

 

A Wiki is a list/how-to/informative article that members can collaborate on (think wikipedia). So for example, you can do a how-to on how to perform a back-carry with a mei tai or how to do a certain fold on a baby with a prefold, basically questions that come up a lot that members can collaborate with each other on. It's basically a method of sharing information between members that is relevant to our community. I hope that helps smile.gif



Oh, thanks so much. That helps. I am especially excited about the smileys!


Edited by sewingsparklz - 11/22/10 at 6:17pm
post #93 of 166

It was about 60 this morning, but it's rainy and supposed to drop to the 40's as the day goes on. I don't like really cold weather(anything below 40 in my mind) either, but I do love the look outside on days like this with all the leaves pretty colors, some on the ground and the sky overcast and rainy. Makes me want to cuddle up with a good book and a cup of coffee.

 

I'm sorry for all you out there still suffering with bad nausea. I'll think mine is totally gone for a few days, but then I'll have an evening of feeling yuck again. Hopefully it'll be leaving for all of us soon!

 

We've all had icky colds here. It's gone through the whole family(which takes awhile with us!), so hopefully we're getting it out of the way before Thanksgiving! We built a new house last year, and Thanksgiving is here this time since we have more room. We love to cook and have so much fun planning the meal and being in the kitchen together. I think my parents are going to spend the night, even though they only live 30min away and my mom, me and oldest 3 girls are going to get up at like 3-4am and go Black Friday shopping. I'm so excited! We're also going to announce our baby news to everyone who doesn't know about it yet(only my mom knows), though as big as I'm getting I think they'll know right away when they see me.

 

Oh, and I'm not liking the new MDC either. I know they are trying to work out kinks and I'm willing to give it time to see if it grows on me, but right now I'm really missing the simple and well organized vbulletin set up.  

post #94 of 166
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Oh, thanks so much. That helps. I am especially excited about the smileys!

 

I was also going to mention on my previous post that I drank a whole 20 oz. bottle of ice cold Aquafina last night! Shh. Don't tell my nausea. That's like the first water I've been able to drink since week 5!

 

 

Way to go!! One of my good friends is like that during pregnancy and has a super hard time drinking plain water.

post #95 of 166
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I had a great day yesterday!  I didn't feel sick and I actually had energy!  It was an 11 hour work day immediately followed by "hockey" and going out to dinner.  (The boys are really just working on skating skills at this point.)  I made it through feeling human and still had energy to play and read with my kids when we got home at 8pm.  I felt like a good mom yesterday!  Yay!  Let's hope this continues! 

 

Side note...I do have terrible episodes of heartburn now.  Trying to just get by with papaya enzymes and occasionally antacid.  Much of the time I just suffer through the pain. greensad.gif  And I'm just not a fan of this new Mothering look.  Hopefully it just takes getting used to.  I find I don't reply to as many posts now and where are the stickies?


 

 

That's awesome that you had a great day yesterday smile.gif! Hopefully today goes well too.

 

About the heartburn have you tried Michael's Antasid?  It's a natural treatment and really did help me last pregnancy (haven't needed it 'yet' this time) http://www.iherb.com/michael-s-naturopathic-antisid-relief-of-occasional-heartburn-90-chewable-wafers/16994?at=0

post #96 of 166

Ill be the lone dissenter and say that I LOVE the new Mothering!  The only thing I was sad about was the smilies and am glad to hear they are coming back.  I really like the wiki format, it's so easier to find information that way instead of searching through a billion threads. 

 

ibusymom,

That sounds like such a wonderful thanksgiving!  I always wanted a big family and had dreams of girls helping me in the kitchen.  I love holidays and come from a big family back east.  It makes it hard to get home when we live all the way on the other coast.  I hope you have an amazing Thanksgiving with all of them in your new home!

post #97 of 166

yep, i love it too! it took me a couple days to get used to it but i am a pretty quick learner as far as the internet/computers go and i think it is pretty fabulous! 

oh man i was SICK last night. diarrhea and puking all night long. ugh. i feel better now i think. i pulled haye out of school for the afternoon. i don't feel like taking him today. we're going to go to a friends instead

post #98 of 166
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That's awesome that you had a great day yesterday smile.gif! Hopefully today goes well too.

 

About the heartburn have you tried Michael's Antasid?  It's a natural treatment and really did help me last pregnancy (haven't needed it 'yet' this time) http://www.iherb.com/michael-s-naturopathic-antisid-relief-of-occasional-heartburn-90-chewable-wafers/16994?at=0



Thanks for the link.  I'll give it a try.  The papaya enzymes usually do the trick for me, but occasionally it just REALLY flares up. 

post #99 of 166

wow we are all slacking on the november chat thread :P

how was everyone's weekend?

i am anxiously awaiting 2 births...one is my good friend farren's, she is on the november DDC and due on the 17th, and the other is my sister-in-law also due on the 17th! i know it's unlikely they will have their babies by their due dates, but i am still waiting with baited breath...

 

also, does anyone else find this pregnancy is FLYING by?! i can't believe that in 6 months we'll be holding precious newborns...my goodness. it really is true that your second goes SO MUCH FASTER than your first. i am glad though, i just about lost my mind waiting with anticipation for haye to be born. <3 

 

i have an ultrasound for dating purposes tomorrow so that we will know exactly how far along i am and won't have to get induced. this was mostly because i had a doctor up until a few days ago and explicitly told her i would not be induced except in an emergency...now that i'm with the midwives i doubt it really matters just how far along i am but i can't NOT get the ultrasound now...i am too excited to see that little baby in there! the last ultrasound i had because of spotting she (?) was just a tiny blinking rice baby :lol ...i think it will put my mind at ease a lot to actually know everything is going fine...i don't know why i am sooooo nervous about it. :( so anyways, keep me in your thoughts tomorrow. i am hoping they will let haye in the room to see the baby too...

 

i'm off to shower before church. my friend sent me some ADORABLE maternity clothes in the mail the other day and i am itching to wear them! 

post #100 of 166

I feel the opposite.  This pregnancy is dragging for me!  I'm so busy now though, that it should start to pick up.  I only have 13 days of work for the rest of this year!  Woohoo!  I actually love my work, but with traveling to Iowa to speak to students at my Alma Mater, Thanksgiving, and a 13 day vacation!, I just find myself with not many regular work days.  (I only work 3 days a week as it is.  Tough being a business owner!  Ha!  Of course I used to work 60 hours+/wk in the beginning!)

 

Now, I'm off to the maternity store to expand my wardrobe a little.  Wish me luck.  All we have around here is a Destination Maternity store.  Otherwise I have to order online and that doesn't usually go too well for me. 

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