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This morning is my appointment and I'm terrified.  I watched a tv show last night about a pregnant woman that goes in for an u/s and finds out the baby passed away.  I had nightmares all night long.  Plus, I've gained another 9 lbs this month.  Yes, ANOTHER 9 lbs!  That's up 19 lbs at 14w!  I'm in for it today...



Good luck at your appointment! I'm sure everything will go great. Let us know how everything goes. smile.gif

post #442 of 616
Jen ~ That's funny. I tried to post an announcement to an online group that I'm involved with. I got it all typed out but couldn't submit it. I ended up just deleting it. *sigh*

SuburbanHippie ~ Good luck with your appointment. Is this your first prenatal appointment?

I don't watch any of those pregnancy or baby shows or YouTube videos or read stories or anything. None of that helps me.

Funny that you guys are worried about gaining too much weight. I am worried about not gaining any. I haven't gained any for the last couple of weeks. If I use my weight at the beginning of the cycle that I got pg, I've only gained about 3 lbs. I lost a couple of pounds in the beginning so I've gained about 5 lbs. from that to get where I am. I'm 12w4d today. I've been sick with a cold for the last week and a half or so and haven't felt like eating much. Hopefully, that's not too much of a bad thing.
post #443 of 616

Whew!  Everything went just fine, thank goodness!  The nurse had a hard time finding the heartbeat at first and I was getting tense.  She went up a little higher and found it.  156 bpm.  thumb.gif  The weight thing wasn't as bad as I thought.  She told me to watch the carbs.  Not a shocker.  I've been eating 3 sandwiches every day for about 2 weeks now.  lol.  I can't get enough French bread.  I just finished it off though and I won't be buying it again.  Now to kick my pineapple/orange/banana juice habit...

 

As far as the show went, I totally had no idea they were going to spin it like that.  It was the CW show "Life Unexpected."  The show had been on hiatus since Thanksgiving and it came back on Tuesday with a series finale.  I never expected for the show to write in a miscarriage.  My eyes welled up with tears because it was like a mirror to my past.  *shudder*  Luckily, it was the series finale so now it's over and done with.

post #444 of 616
So glad your appointment went well. 156 bpm is perfect! You are about 13 1/2 weeks now?
post #445 of 616

Thanks, MarineWife!  I'm 14 weeks today. 

post #446 of 616
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Thanks, MarineWife!  I'm 14 weeks today. 




 



Oh, duh! I can't add. I calculated based on your EDD being 10 days before mine. Guess I forgot to add the extra 3 days. 14 weeks, though, means 2nd trimester so that's good. joy.gif

I guess, technically, I could say I'm in the 2nd trimester since I'm 13w4d. Woot! joy.gif
post #447 of 616
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Whew!  Everything went just fine, thank goodness!  The nurse had a hard time finding the heartbeat at first and I was getting tense.  She went up a little higher and found it.  156 bpm.  thumb.gif  The weight thing wasn't as bad as I thought.  She told me to watch the carbs.  Not a shocker.  I've been eating 3 sandwiches every day for about 2 weeks now.  lol.  I can't get enough French bread.  I just finished it off though and I won't be buying it again.  Now to kick my pineapple/orange/banana juice habit...

 

As far as the show went, I totally had no idea they were going to spin it like that.  It was the CW show "Life Unexpected."  The show had been on hiatus since Thanksgiving and it came back on Tuesday with a series finale.  I never expected for the show to write in a miscarriage.  My eyes welled up with tears because it was like a mirror to my past.  *shudder*  Luckily, it was the series finale so now it's over and done with.


I'm glad to hear everything went fine.

post #448 of 616
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I guess, technically, I could say I'm in the 2nd trimester since I'm 13w4d. Woot! joy.gif


 



See, my brain is not working. I'm only 12w4d, not 13w. Ugh.
post #449 of 616

MW - I was wondering when/how you skipped ahead of me!

post #450 of 616
Combination of pg brain and sickness. Yeah, that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it. hehe
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Glad to hear your appointment went well!

 

So funny, can we trade some weight gain! I'm 13 wks today and have gained 4lbs. That's more than my other pregnancies, but I've put a lot of work into it. I need to gain about 30lbs by 24 wks I think and its not seeming so easy right now.

post #452 of 616

I've got some pink CM.  My son fell asleep on me earlier and I was stuck in a really uncomfortable position, so I'm thinking I just managed to squeeze out some residual blood from the earlier bleeding event.  Hope it's nothing...

 

EDIT: Actually, it appears to be brown (for now).  Either way, I'm going to try to rest and go to bed early.

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Javilu- Hope it's nothing to worry about! I know with the scares you've had anything may cause alarm.  Thinking of you this weekend and hope you can rest! hug.gif

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I've got some pink CM.  My son fell asleep on me earlier and I was stuck in a really uncomfortable position, so I'm thinking I just managed to squeeze out some residual blood from the earlier bleeding event.  Hope it's nothing...

 

EDIT: Actually, it appears to be brown (for now).  Either way, I'm going to try to rest and go to bed early.

post #454 of 616
javilu ~ Rest is a good idea. Brown means old, as I'm sure you know, so hopefully it's nothing to worry about.
post #455 of 616

How are you doing today?

post #456 of 616

I think I'm okay.  I'm scared to say that, though!

post #457 of 616
Javilu ~ I'm glad you are doing well. I've been thinking about you, a little concerned since you hadn't posted an update. Then I realized I had reset my subscriptions so I wasn't getting email notifications anymore.

I'm confused about how the subscriptions work. I want emails from some but not all but don't know how to make that work.

Anyway, I finally broke down and bought a doppler today. I thought I'd be ok after the NT scan but I'm not. I've been sick with a cold for the last 2 weeks and have been so afraid that it has somehow hurt the baby. I've decided the benefit of lessening the stress and worry from using a doppler outweighs any risk from it. I also read that the dopplers that "they" talk about being potentially dangerous like ultrasounds are not the same as the handheld fetal heart dopplers. They are some sort of big machine like an ultrasound machine that uses much higher and stronger wavelengths. I had one when I was pregnant with ds2 and it didn't seem to harm him. So, that's what I did. Being able to check the baby's heartbeat any time I want will help me a lot, I know.
post #458 of 616

I haven't had any more scariness, thank goodness.  I have been re-slammed with nausea, so I'm pretty useless.  I tried to cut-back on the zofran because I am *so* tired of being constipated, but I don't think I was ready to do that and have even puked up zofran itself this morning (what a waste!).  I'm not looking forward to my husband going to work tomorrow.  Times like this, I wish I had a support system here.  Normally, I'm okay with being a bit of a homebody and keeping to myself, but I wish I had a friend or family member who could come by and take my son outside to play or for a little walk in his stroller.  I am a very boring mama these days.

post #459 of 616

javilu, glad you haven't had any more scares.

 

MW, I'm jealous of your doppler! Have you been able to pick up the baby's heartbeat on it? I'm seriously considering getting one. I was o.k. until late last week and now I'm just a nervous wreck again thinking that something has happened to my baby. My next doctor's appointment isn't until Friday. This is going to be a LONG week. I'm going to talk to him about it and see if I can come in just for a doppler check every two weeks or so until I start feeling the baby move. After my appointment on Friday, it will be another 4 weeks at minimum before my next appointment. I know I won't be able to go that long without checking on her.

 

My latest concern/obsession is that my stomach doesn't seem to be growing anymore. I look at the belly pics on here and everyone else seems to be getting a noticible bump. I just look fat. And it's not any bigger than it was last week.

post #460 of 616
Annie ~ I haven't gotten it yet. I just ordered it yesterday. I should get it this week. My MW was able to find baby's heartbeat with a doppler at 10w so I fully expect to be able to find it at 13+w. Like I said, I had one when I was pg with ds2 so I know how to use it. They are pretty easy. You can get one brand new off ebay for about $60.

I feel the same way. I keep measuring my belly. While I've gained about 2 inches since the beginning my belly hasn't grown any in the last few weeks. I also haven't gained any weight. If anything, I've lost a little bit. I'm assuming that's because I've been sick with a cold and haven't had much of an appetite. I haven't felt any of those fluttery movements in 4 or 5 days. It was my freak out over that that finally pushed me to just buy the darn doppler. I do think my uterus has grown. It seems to closer to my belly button. And when I first wake in the morning with a full bladder, I can feel a hard, little bump right below my belly button rather than just the overall bloated, fat looking belly. I can't see it, though.

I had ordered some low waist maternity pants from Old Navy that were recommended for the first and 2nd trimester. I got the same size as I normally wear because that's what they recommend. They were huge. I exchanged them for the next size down. Still way too big. I'm trying the next size down one more time and then I give up. The customer service rep I talked to about the sizing said that I just have just not gained as much weight as most pregnant women.

I haven't felt pregnant, either. It just occurred to me yesterday that might be because I stopped taking progesterone last Monday. Yesterday was my last day on metformin, too. Yay! joy.gif
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