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Okay, so I went from suffering with constipation for five weeks, pretty much since the day I got my BFP, and over the last two days that's been replaced by diarhea.  I almost don't want to complain, because I'll be honest, it's nice to be able to go, but where's the happy medium?? 

 

Cathy - How's the insulin pump working for you?


I had that last time.  No fun.

 

I heartbeat.gif it!!  It makes life so much easier.  I really don't have to think much with it.  I just take my blood sugar punch in the number, then punch in how many carbs I'm going to eat and it figures out the rest.  It's awesome!!  I only poke myself with a needle once every three days.  Though it seems I'm acquiring more things on my belly than I'd like to have there.  I just got a sensor to monitor my blood sugar on the other side of my belly, no more nice belly shots. greensad.gif  That's really the only down side.

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Yep, I am! lol.gif
 

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Yep, It's her!!  I LOVE her!!  Funny- your MW will probably be MY MW's backup, lmao!!  Are you using M.A. by chance?? stillheart.gif

post #23 of 37

Hi Y'all,

 

Hope it's okay if I join in as a new person around here. :) I've been lurking now and then as it's taken me some time to get comfortable with this unexpected pregnancy and feel well enough to spend any of my free time on the computer!

 

sounds like many of you are feeling better and yay on finding a good midwife!

 

I am in week 9, my conception date is a little fuzzy but I know I am somewhere in week 9 now. :)  My main symptoms have been all the time nausea since somewhere between 5-6 weeks and lately I have been more tired. And I started waking up much earlier in the mornings, having to pee, and not being able to get back to sleep but not wanting to get out of bed either! Hopefully I will go back to my old wonderful sleep schedule for awhile before having to deal with the sleep deprivation of a new baby again, I am feeling waaaay too old to go through that again (I am 36).

 

we've only told our parents. I am very nervous about telling people at my work (I work as a university librarian) as this will be #3 and that will undoubtedly be viewed as excessive since my job is pretty career-oriented. Sigh. One day at a time! So I'm trying to counterbalance my workplace, with my friends and other communities that are supportive.

 

Have been holding my jeans together with a rubber band, I ordered a belly band thing and am waiting impatiently for that to arrive! At work it's lots of drapy tops and cardigans.

 

I have a fantastic homebirth midwife that I worked with in my last pregnancy and am so excited to go back to her. My first appt will be March 14. Due to early bleeding I had an u/s at around 6.5 weeks and saw the heartbeat, I plan to have the big u/s around 20 weeks as well and find out the gender.

 

Looking forward to getting to know you!

Heather

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Hey Heather! Congrats on #3 and on seeing the heartbeat a few weeks ago. I hope your belly band arrives soon! orngbiggrin.gif

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Thank you so much! Good to meet you. My belly band arrived today, in fact! So that should make it a bit easier to hide my little bump (err, beer belly?) at work!

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Had the weirdest dream this morning.  I was married to dh, but I was flirting with two other guys.  It probably has to do with the fact I'm reading "The Birth House" at the moment.  I'm at the part where she is starting to flirt with Archer and then marries the ghastly guy.  Ugh.  I hope she finds someone nice, he sucks.  Anyway, Hagrid was in my dream too, but I wasn't flirting with him, dh asked that. lol.gif 

 

Yesterday was kind of weird, I was hungry, but I couldn't eat much at each meal, which was different and I was so exhausted.  Every time I went to do anything I felt light headed.  I'm really becoming depressed about not hearing the heartbeat yet, I don't like the 1st trimester very much esp. after the last two ended in miscarriage.  Only 1 week to hearing the heartbeat.  Sigh.

 

 

"The Birth House" was an excellent book!  I received it for my birthday a couple years ago.
 

post #27 of 37

Is there any specific belly band brand that seems to work best?  Also, will I have only one belly band for the whole pregnancy, or do you go up in size as you grow?  I'll be needing a band in the near future for sure - pants getting more snug.

 

Thanks September Mamas-to-be!

post #28 of 37

Hi Heather, and welcome to the group!

 

I couldn't sleep at all last night... I have my first "real" appointment this morning, and I'm terrified!  I'm excited, of course, but scared, too, that something might be wrong.  Cross your fingers for me that everything checks out okay! 

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"The Birth House" was an excellent book!  I received it for my birthday a couple years ago.
 


I loved it and ate it up in 3 days.  Good good book.

 

 

Heather - Welcome to the group!!  We invite anyone that would like to chat. orngbiggrin.gif



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Hi Heather, and welcome to the group!

 

I couldn't sleep at all last night... I have my first "real" appointment this morning, and I'm terrified!  I'm excited, of course, but scared, too, that something might be wrong.  Cross your fingers for me that everything checks out okay! 

Let us know how it goes Valerie.  I will be thinking of you.

 

I still have a week before my first appt. I have to move my other one since my Medicaid card will still be in the mail and the first appt. is around $300 without it.
 

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The appointment went okay.  I was hoping she'd try to hear the heartbeat, though I know it's early (9w3d).  She said she didn't want to cause me undue worry or stress if we couldn't find it, so she wouldn't do it.  But she did make me an appointment for two weeks, so I'll be able to hear it then.  She said my uterus is growing nicely, though, so I guess that's a good sign, right? 

 

Cathy - Good luck while you're waiting for your appointment - I know how frustrating the waiting is, counting down the days and minutes.  At least you have us to distract you.  ;)

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Cathy and Val, thanks for the welcome. I know how you're feeling in terms of wanting to hear the heartbeat! I had a miscarriage at 8.5 weeks that ultimately required a D&C and that is something I hope, hope, hope to never experience again. The week count down in pregnancy can get really tiring, I feel like I'm counting down til week 13 and then til 20 for the u/s and then til 28 for viability and then til 37 so I can have a homebirth...and then is the biggest count down of all, those last few weeks. :)

 

The main thing I am looking forward to right now is SPRING. We had a dusting of snow last night, just enough to make the roads slick. I am sooooooooo tired of it. In Colorado we usually have some really nice days in the 50's even in the winter and we've had very, very few of those since Christmas.

 

PS the belly band I got is a Bella Band. I got it gently used so it was only $12. I wouldn't pay the new price for them. Anyway it seems like a quality product, very thick and soft. It is thick enough that I wonder if it wouldn't be uncomfortable by the end of the day, as none of us like anything pressing on our tummies. So we will see. I also found a nice bamboo one on Etsy that I think will be really comfy (and I love shopping on Etsy, ha!). I tend to stay in my reg pants, unbuttoned, for several weeks so it makes sense for me. Then I can put off maternity shopping til I'm feeling better.

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Gracecody - thanks for the belly band info.  Yes, Etsy is great.  Looking forward to do my first pregnancy shop.

 

Also, I hear you on the week count down.  We have our first ultrasound on Saturday, and we look forward to seeing the little one as well as getting the approximate week we are actually in.  Right now according to my cycle, we think we are in week 13, but it may be off a bit.  Then, the countdown for us is the amnio March 14th, the results a + week later, then telling our parents in person on April 1.  After a miscarriage at 9.5 weeks (which we only told one very close friend) and 10 cycles of trying, we are playing our Pregnancy #2 cards slowly.  Thank goodness for this lovely site and instant support!  

 

-16 C here, so that is 3.2 F.  Trying to stay warm, and need to bundle even more for the daily walk!  I hear you wanting Spring!

 

Y'all enjoy your weekend.

post #33 of 37

This is where i bought the bands on Etsy:

http://www.etsy.com/shop/RunSystem63?section_id=7523124

 

In another few weeks I'll be able to vouch for them, all I can say now is that they look nice and are reasonably priced, and the seller is very friendly. :) Oh, and in Montreal! THat may be a plus for you. :)

 

Heather

post #34 of 37
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My boobs were hurting a lot yesterday.  Just throbbing most of the day.  I even started to have some nausea again yesterday.  I haven't had that in a little while.  Another hormone surge yesterday?

 

4 more days until my midwife comes and we hear the heartbeat.love.gif  Last two times I was looking forward to a midwife appt. to hear the heartbeat I miscarried days before.  I'm having anxiety.greensad.gif

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Oh and- Just stabbed my husband!!!

 

But for a good cause!  We tested his blood.  Well, could have saved myself some unnecessary junk being injected into my body 2 pregnancies ago.  Just blood typed my husband (yay eldon cards!) and apparently he's O Neg.  Which means all those prenatal rhogam shots were for NOTHING!  Well, at least I don't have to worry about it this pregnancy :D  YAY!!!


I saw a kaiser midwife (switched after my first nurse practitioner at kaiser told me I can't gain any weight when I was underweight to begin with) for the first time on Feb 14. It didn't go well. You would think when they made the appointment they would NOT have placed me with someone who was retiring in a month and a half (but seemed already mentally retired). I brought my husband with me so we could get his blood tested since I'm A-. The kaiser CNM told me we didn't need to get him blood tested, repeatedly, because they WERE just going to do it anyways, just to be safe (and you do WANT TO BE SAFE, don't you? read with high sarcasm). We stood our ground and wouldn't leave until she ordered a blood test for my husband.  She finally caved, after trying to leave the room several times and skirt the issue. Anyways, my husband is the exact same blood type as me (A-) so we are NOT going to do it, and switch drs.....yet again. I don't want to be a pain in their rear ends, but I don't like people telling me what I will do, instead of informing me of the options and letting me decide. I guess it makes sense then that I'm going to do a home birth! I would seriously be a pain in their rear ends going to the hospital with a 4 page long natural birth plan and having to fight tooth and nail every step of the way.

 

Other than that, feeling pretty terrible emotionally. There has been a lot of stress with work, which has left husband busy for the last 3 weeks, nights and weekends included. I'm tired physically and mentally, I just can't think straight. I can't get any work done. I feel like completely brain dead and it's really depressing. I can barely complete a sentence without forgetting words, or names of people that I have known for years. Is this normal?

 

Im at week 13 and haven't gained a pound! I am still nauseated/complete loss of appetite 24/7. I pretty much have to force myself to eat. Nothing tastes good, nothing sits well on my stomach. I did a separate post about it, but I did at least cure my constipation using digestive enzymes. But now that that isn't an issue. I no longer look pregnant, at all. Im so sick of people doubting Im pregnant or feeling I can't celebrate my pregnancy because I don't look pregnant.

 

Oh well, still just trying to take it one day at a time. I can't wait to hold my baby in my arms. I got to hold a friend's one week old baby yesterday, and I really felt comfortable, like that was what I was supposed to do: comfort and care for a little baby.

post #36 of 37

i'm still waiting for my belly bands...hoping they get here this week.  i also finally bought a BabyHawk, which i can't wait to get.  Which is silly, considering i can't really do anything with it until september...but i'm excited anyways lol.  so glad i'm finally feeling confident enough in this to start shopping.  i have so much to buy, i got rid of most of my baby stuff years ago.  i'm really hoping the woman i lent my newborn cloth diaper stash to still has them...i'm going to buy all new cloth (i want AIO's this time,) but i had a great collection of newborn mostly fitteds and AIO's that will be good for the first month or two and then i can get the new ones in a bigger size.  she also still has my bumbo seat, which i would like back.  as far as everything else goes, i'm assuming it's all been passed on, so looks like i'm mostly back at square one.  which is fun, because i love buying baby stuff, but also overwhelming!

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I saw a kaiser midwife (switched after my first nurse practitioner at kaiser told me I can't gain any weight when I was underweight to begin with) for the first time on Feb 14. It didn't go well. You would think when they made the appointment they would NOT have placed me with someone who was retiring in a month and a half (but seemed already mentally retired). I brought my husband with me so we could get his blood tested since I'm A-. The kaiser CNM told me we didn't need to get him blood tested, repeatedly, because they WERE just going to do it anyways, just to be safe (and you do WANT TO BE SAFE, don't you? read with high sarcasm). We stood our ground and wouldn't leave until she ordered a blood test for my husband.  She finally caved, after trying to leave the room several times and skirt the issue. Anyways, my husband is the exact same blood type as me (A-) so we are NOT going to do it, and switch drs.....yet again. I don't want to be a pain in their rear ends, but I don't like people telling me what I will do, instead of informing me of the options and letting me decide. I guess it makes sense then that I'm going to do a home birth! I would seriously be a pain in their rear ends going to the hospital with a 4 page long natural birth plan and having to fight tooth and nail every step of the way.

 

Other than that, feeling pretty terrible emotionally. There has been a lot of stress with work, which has left husband busy for the last 3 weeks, nights and weekends included. I'm tired physically and mentally, I just can't think straight. I can't get any work done. I feel like completely brain dead and it's really depressing. I can barely complete a sentence without forgetting words, or names of people that I have known for years. Is this normal?

 

Im at week 13 and haven't gained a pound! I am still nauseated/complete loss of appetite 24/7. I pretty much have to force myself to eat. Nothing tastes good, nothing sits well on my stomach. I did a separate post about it, but I did at least cure my constipation using digestive enzymes. But now that that isn't an issue. I no longer look pregnant, at all. Im so sick of people doubting Im pregnant or feeling I can't celebrate my pregnancy because I don't look pregnant.

 

Oh well, still just trying to take it one day at a time. I can't wait to hold my baby in my arms. I got to hold a friend's one week old baby yesterday, and I really felt comfortable, like that was what I was supposed to do: comfort and care for a little baby.


hug2.gif Totally normal pregnancy stuff.  It's been really tough this first trimester for me as well, but some pregnancies are like that.

 

Totally know how you feel about Kaiser.  They suck, really.  I probably wouldn't have miscarried my last one if they could have figured out some other way to test my glucose than the high fructose corn syrup drink they tried giving me.  I can't have corn.  Oh, that's right all you have to do is take my blood sugar, duh.  They are stupid.  I know better now, but learned the hard way.irked.gif

 

Aw, I want to hold a baby.  Don't know anyone here yet, but I'm sure when I am farther along and join the LLLI here I will get a chance.

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