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post #21 of 66
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Brittee: Ahhh! I see where the problem is - you should be counting 40 weeks from 2 weeks before your ovulation, or 38 weeks from ovulation. So your due date would be July 2nd :) Even less time to wait!!

That's awesome that you found a place to do the bloodwork for $45. I completely understand being "economically challenged" (I love that description!). DH and I have been in a rough spot financially for a while now as well. It's slowly getting better, but I am VERY thankful that in our province, midwives are government subsidize, as is our all of our basic medical. I don't know what we'd do if it wasn't!

 

tank: Sorry your doctor's appointment didn't go as you hoped :( Don't be discouraged - if your bloodwork looks good then chances are you were just off on your ovulation date. Entirely possible! I hope your appointment in 2 weeks gives perfectly!

 

I haven't found myself to be feeling hungry much. Instead, whenever I go more than 2 or 3 hours without food, I get killer heartbburn. I'm wondering if that is what is waking me up at 1am every morning. I'm oing to try keeping a bit of food beside the bed so I can eat at 1am and see if it lets me sleep the rest of the way through the night.

 

post #22 of 66

Hi Opus and Metis!

 

HawaiianBlessings: Did you get your blood work back today?

 

Brittee: Your patience amazes me! I would have gone bonkers waiting that long.  I've been digging on the eggs and salt too.

 

Tank: Sorry your appointment didn't go as planned hun but it's still early and I wouldn't worry, especially with your blood work looking good.

 

LivingSky - Have your pregnancy symptoms gotten more noticeable? I saw you posted in the forum about having very little symptoms (so did I).  I'm starting to get nausea and I'm not sure if I've ever been able to say I was happy I'm getting sick (well I was hoping I'm one of those ladies who didn't get it.)  Unfortunately, the smell of cooking food has started to bother me and we're hosting Thanksgiving this year and I'm the cook in the house.  My husband has already offered to do most of the cooking but that doesn't mean the whole house won't smell.  I'm trying to figure out a way to enjoy the festivities without have to  wearing a gas mask, lol.  

post #23 of 66

I got my blood work back yesterday.  Pregnancy CONFIRMED!!!!  I haven't decided between going to an OB or a MW yet.  I'm really leaning towards a MW w/ a homebirth but my insurance is being stubborn.  Won't cover the homebirth.  There is another MW option but she is part of a group of OB's in a hospital setting.  One I've done some L&D time in and are not very "natural friendly".  

 

I'm leaning toward no US until the 20 week anatomy scan but am really torn about the whole Rx narcotics early on.  So much could go wrong but I guess so much has gone right so far.  I have faith in the Lord and he will guide this pregnancy as he sees fit.  

 

Tank:  any concerns about maneuvering around dogs?   I can see already that bathing is going to be a challenge with a belly.  Do you have a bather?  I work alone but am seriously going to consider hiring one full time.  It would make my life so much easier.  Have you been on Groomertalk.com?  There is some really good information about grooming while pregnant.  

 

Living:  I've been waking up at 1:30 for the past 3 nights either hungary or thirsty and only able to get back to "1/2 asleep"  It's driving me CRAZY because it is so unlike me.  I can usually sleep through the night.  

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Living Sky: Hey there! Good to "see" you here too. You make a good point about enjoying this part of the pg - I need to remember that! I've been feeling pretty good too, so I am thankful for that.  

 

HawaiianBlesing: I would bet that the Rx narcotics you took were too early in your pregnancy to cause harm. The really sensitive period of development doesn't start until closer to 5 weeks and goes until about week 10. Your embryo might not even have implanted yet during the time you needed the medication. I think chances are everything will be okay. hug2.gif

 

Brittee: I hope you can get your test soon!  You may know this, but if you are pregnant you should almost certainly be eligable for Medicaid or your state's insurance program. Might be worth looking into if you haven't already. Of course you'll need to show that positive pg test to enroll! I'm sure you already thought of this, but is there is a planned parenthood in your area? You could probably get tested there for free to save the $45!

 

Tank: That's good news on the bloodwork but I'm sorry you didn't get to see your bean this time around. GL with the next appointment!

 

Maiiven: I'm kind of nervous about Thanksgiving too. I don't have much interest in food, cooking smells get to me, and I'm not telling yet about the pg, so I have to be sly about not drinking wine!

 

My first appointment with the MW is next week. It is a practice of two CNMs (my state doesn't certify CPMs so we don't have them here.) They do home, hospital or freestanding birthcenter births. I'm leaning toward the hospital for my first. I've ruled out the birth center, since I sort of feel that if I'm going to birth outside of the hospital, then I might as well be at home. I have no idea what to expect at the appointment - I'm not sure if they have an ultrasound in their office or not. I'll only be 9 weeks, so it's probably too early to hear the hb with a doppler.

post #25 of 66

Hi all

E here, joining after this thread after lucking. This is my first pregnancy. My estimated due date is July 5, so I'm about 8 weeks. 

 

post #26 of 66
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Welcome ebegreen!

 

So, I'm stressing out today. I've continued temping each morning as I did when TTC since it's part of my morning routine now. Well, this morning my temp dropped by almost .3 degrees. I'm scared. I know I shouldn't be stressing out about this and that I shouldn't even be temping after the BFP, but, I can't stop worrying about it :( ARGH.

post #27 of 66

I'm not a first-time mom but I just wanted to say that .3 temp fluctuations are totally normal.  Taking the temps are just going to freak you out!  Even if you did see a drop that ended up being a miscarriage there wouldn't be anything you could do about it.  You are just torturing yourself.  I wanted to continue temping after getting the BFP, but talked myself out of it.  Good luck!

post #28 of 66

Hi ebegreen!

 

 

Livingsky: I stopped temping for that same reason.  My temperature dropped .4 degrees (still very much above the coverline)  and I started freaking out and realized that I was actually able to get sleep that night versus the last 4 where I could not sleep at all.  I also checked a fertility board about it, can't remember which one, and a person had posted about her temperatures staying high and sadly she has lost her baby but her friend's had dropped below the coveline and she had a healthy little girl.  It made me realize temping was just adding to the stress of controlling a situation I can not control. 

 

HawaiianBlessings: Yeah! I agree with the other ladies comments about it being way too early when you took the medication and your little one should be well. 

 

Metis: I've broken down and told my entire family and my mil already.  We're going to tell his sisters tomorrow so if I have to sit on the porch for fresh air breaks I'm sure no one will have an issue with it.  Hopefully, I can get enough food in me before the smells rise to a cresendo!

post #29 of 66

I am happy to join you too!  I am one of the earliest along here, as I think my DD is July 1, and Friday will be 9 weeks!  My symptoms have not been that bad, just slight nausea, but it is rare and passes quickly. I often still think it is all just in my head.  But I guess that is normal. We are embarking on a completely new, life-changing journey!

I have my first appointment with an MW in a practice with OBs next Thursday.  My DH and I have been married since July 09, and I will be 30 when the baby is born. 

 

LovingSky, wow, what an experience!  Please keep us posted on how you are doing. 

 

Sadly, no pets here, but the neighbors have a great golden lab puppy and chickens, and ducks, so I live vicariously through them!  I look forward to getting to know you all!

 

 

 

 

post #30 of 66
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Welcome Joanne! It's tough trying to remember that it's real when there's not many symptoms, isn't it? I feel the same way and I'm only 5w1d.

 

Maiiven: On that note, no I haven't found my symptoms to be much more noticable yet. If my inability to sleep is a symptom, then that is by far the worst one I've got. I am having random food cravings and aversions, but nothing serious. More like one day, soup sounds and tastes like the best food ever - the next day soup makes my stomach crampy. I brought soup for lunch to work today, I had it yesterday too and I loved it. Today, I took one look at it and said - NOPE! It's not so much nausea as my stomach being... picky :) I was trying to figure out what I did want for lunch and I had a sudden urge for Pizza Pops. So I went and bought some :)

 

I'm finding that I'm eating less than normal. I'm finding myself trying to make sure I actually take in enough calories - not something that this plus-sized lady has ever had a problem with! ROTFLMAO.gif But if I go more than 2 or 3 hours without food, I get killer heartburn. So I'm snacking all day but not eating many meals. That's probably better for me anyways.

 

staryla and Maiiven: Thanks for the advise. You're both right and I'm going to stop temping. Except maybe one last time tomorrow in case my temp went back up. shy.gif

post #31 of 66

Welcome Ebegreen and Joanna!  Ebegreen, my EDD pretty close to yours- July 6th.

 

LivingSky, I'm feeling similar to what you describe. One day I can eat something, the next day no way. DH does the shopping/cooking, so he will stock up on whatever it was I said I had to have, and then whatever it is will sit in the fridge uneaten. LOL. I'm definitely not eating as much as I normally do. I'm just trying not to lose any weight if possible.

 

post #32 of 66

Hello and welcome!!!

 

I can go to my local Planned parenthood to get a test, but I think it was $65 for the test and they were going to charge me for the office visit as well.  economically challenged is one of my favorite terms.  I could say cheap, but I have a good vocabulary, and it won't cost me anything to be creative.  I have been looking at Medicaid.  There are some hospital connected midwives in the area that participate with Medicaid, so if I do qualify, I'm set. 

 

Living, I'm sorry you panicked about the temping.  I hope you can get your reassurance soon, and lay off the thermometer!!

 

I am really cranky today.  I do not want to go do thanksgiving tomorrow with the IL's.  I want to stay in bed and watch movies and eat ice cream and ginger snaps and cheese and tomato sandwiches.  Hopefully tomorrow I will be in a better mood.  Happy turkey day to those who are celebrating!!!

post #33 of 66
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Thanks for the support ladies. I temped this morning and my temp is back up to where it was. I'm having DH hide my thermometer today :) I'm pretty sure I don't have the willpower to stop temping if I know where the thermometer is.

 

Well, it looks like I have at least one appointment a week for the next three weeks now :) I have my first appointment with my regular doctor on Monday Nov 29, then meet with the midwives on Thurs Dec 9, and then my doctor set me up with an ob/gyn appt fo Dec 16th. So I guess we'll probably do our first ultrasound on December 16th - I'll be 8w2d by then, hopefully far enough along to hear a heartbeat :) :)

post #34 of 66

JoAnna - you are in Central PA?   curious what MW practice you are seeing?  I have my first appointment with an OB next week, I'm a bit nervous.  I see my family doctor for all my annual health care but she will not see me for prenatal care.  I wanted to meet with OB's in the area before I made an appointment, but most offices  won't let you just call and ask the doctor a few questions, they want you to come in for an appointment.  Not a big deal to switch providers this early in my pregnancy. I'm planning to go the appointment and if I don't feel comfortable keep switching till I find someone who jive's with me.

 

Mama Metis - my sister's birthday is July 6th, so I'm kind of hoping the baby decides to come on that day smile.gif

 

We told my family today and it was so great to have everyone be excited and happy for us. My grandmother did not believe me when I told her but then she was saying all day, I'm going to be the GREAT Grandma. so cute. 

post #35 of 66

hello everyone,

this is my first post to mothering.com.  i'm expecting my first little creature on july 5.  i feel kind of weird joining this because it's so early and anything can happen, but then again, anything can happen anytime, right?  i have two cats and the one totally knows something's up-- i think he knew before me.  he kneads my (huge, tender) breasts, and is extra possessive.  the other has no clue.  as long as he is tended to and doted upon he is oblivious to outside influence. my partner and i are both full-time grad students so although we're poor as dirt and paying manhattan prices for life, our schedules will be pretty great for the first year after birth... then we will just have to see...  all i know is that right now all i want to do is SLEEP and i have a ton of homework to do before 12/14.  wish me luck? 

--sjm

 

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hello everyone,

this is my first post to mothering.com.  i'm expecting my first little creature on july 5.  i feel kind of weird joining this because it's so early and anything can happen, but then again, anything can happen anytime, right?  i have two cats and the one totally knows something's up-- i think he knew before me.  he kneads my (huge, tender) breasts, and is extra possessive.  the other has no clue.  as long as he is tended to and doted upon he is oblivious to outside influence. my partner and i are both full-time grad students so although we're poor as dirt and paying manhattan prices for life, our schedules will be pretty great for the first year after birth... then we will just have to see...  all i know is that right now all i want to do is SLEEP and i have a ton of homework to do before 12/14.  wish me luck? 

--sjm

 

Hugs, welcome and congratulations! 

 

Good luck with the energy levels and homework!

 

With our first pg, our cat used to sit on my growing belly until DD1 would kick her off.
 

post #37 of 66
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Welcome SaraJaneM!

 

I think we decided that "economically challenged" is our nice way of saying poor! LOL. That's DH and I's situation too. But, I know we'll make it work. And you and your partner will make the schedule work for you with school and everything as well! I think having kids will teach us all to adapt, and quickly!

 

AFM: Last night I finally figured out how to sleep. When my heartburn woke me up in the middle of the night, I came downstairs, went to the bathroom, then ate pretty much a full meal and drank a bottle of water. I was then able to go right back to sleep, and got overall the best sleep I've had since I was about 8DPO. Even if it was broken up in the middle of the night, the rest of the time I slept soundly. Hopefully this will continue to work for me. Two 4 hour stretches of solid sleep a night is way better than the awful, restless nights of sleep I've been having!

post #38 of 66

Ha, thank you!  Hey how do I learn what all these crazy acronyms stand for?  Some I can guess, but others leave me puzzled ;)  Thanks! SJ

post #39 of 66

Thanks!  I'm excited to watch the belly grow and see how cats navigate it-- I'm assuming it'll be a nice warmth center for both cat and creature during the winter!  I'm finally sitting down to start a paper... but obvi it's not working since I'm on this site!

post #40 of 66

Hi!  I'm in the same boat as you... partner picks up all this stuff on my list and then I can't eat it.  I'm nervous that I'll lose weight too but I think I'm actually doing OK-- may have even gained a pound, but it's probably just bloat.  Hey, I'll take it!

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