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post #61 of 78

We had our second prenatal yesterday.  I love our midwives!  And it was so nice to do it at our house!  I'm 15w3d and my fundus has been measuring exactly where it should.  Lately I've actually been able to feel the baby.  Especially after sex, when the top of my fundus becomes so obvious you can practacly see it.  There is always a hard lump on my left side that felt like a baby.  My MW confirmed that yup, that was our child we're feeling!

 

We declined to hear the HB again- both of us feel really comfortable that the heart is beating, even if we don't hear it, and that the baby is growing.  The visit was just awesome though.  The majority of time was just talking and them asking about what is going on in our lives, how we're feeling etc. 

 

Also, did anyone watch the Royal wedding?  We're watching the coverage here at work.  I heard on NPR that only 6% of Americans are interested or planning on watching the royal wedding.  I think I must personally know that entire 6%.  My entire office is watching it, and I work in finance and sit on a trading floor with mostly men.  Anyway, I thought it was beautiful.  I'm now having to give myself some encouraging words (um, after seeing Kate in that svelte and stunning dress) that my round belly is truly beautiful... that I'm growing a baby in here and curves are lovely and important!  Anyway, I feel all nostalgic thinking about how magical it felt to walk down the isle to my groom waiting for me... our marriage was truly my princess moment! 

post #62 of 78
I watched the wedding, but only because I'm on European time, so it was relatively easy to punch it up live on youtube. Frankly, I found it a little boring, but I'm not religious and not much into big weddings. I was hoping for a little more crazy, but the best I got was the hats.
post #63 of 78

I didn't get up to watch the wedding (2am start of coverage - no thank you). But I did watch a bunch of the clips on line, I don't think I could have sat through the whole wedding. The highlights were enough for me. I did cry a little when she got out of the car. (Pregnancy hormones!) I thought the dress was stunning and fitting for the affair.

 

Now I cannot wait to see her pregnant.

post #64 of 78
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Had my appointment today and it was slightly comical. The dr went to listen to the heartbeat and holy moly- baby was having none of that! He was kicking at the doppler thing, then he did a big flip and squirmed away. Finally the dr chased him down and got about 20 seconds of heartbeat before the baby got tired of that and moved away again. Sure was an active little thing today! I'm measuring slightly big (fundus is at the very top of my belly button, almost over my belly button, right now at 16 weeks) but no biggie. I'm betting there's just one strong big baby in there who is loving all the room to swim love.gif  I took a video of the dr trying to find the heartbeat because my ds really wants to hear it so I'll show it to him when he gets home from school today thumb.gif

 

Next appointment and ultrasound are scheduled for May 26th! I know some places have restrictions on ages of kids who come to the ultrasound or on the number of people you bring but the dr told me to bring anyone I wanted to, even kids. My ds is going to be thrilled that he gets to come see! Of course, the dr said this in front of my MIL (who I brought this time but was NOT planning on bringing to the ultrasound) so she took that as an open invitation so it looks like she and my FIL will be there too. I'm not happy about it, but I'll suck it up and get over it winky.gif

 

ETA- I was also thrilled to see my weight wasn't as high as I thought it would be! I weighed 147 the week before I found out I was pregnant. At 7 weeks I was down to 142 (yay morning sickness eyesroll.gif). Today (16 weeks) I'm back up to 147. So I basically gained back all that I lost at the beginning and that's it banana.gif


Edited by StephandOwen - 4/29/11 at 9:43am
post #65 of 78

My DD (2) was at my last ultra sound. She loved it! She was dancing to the sound of the heart beat. She asked the technician to "do it again" when it stopped so the tech did it again! It was great. She'll be with us for the next one too.

 

As for the Royal Wedding... someone on another thread mentioned watching "The Wedding" and I had no idea what she was talking about. So no, I didn't see it! winky.gif

post #66 of 78

So sorry for those who are still all pukey greensad.gif.  Sounds miserable (and comical).

 

Just got back from my 2nd prenatal appt.  Heartbeat!!  The midwife found it immediately.  Nice n' robust, about 160.  So reassuring!

She wasn't concerned about the spotting I've been having, but said if there's another episode of bright red to call and they'd set me up for an ultrasound before 20 weeks. 

 

I'm about to go get myofascial bodywork/massage done.  Lemme just say to those of you who already have kiddos and who have had motherhood wreak havoc on your body, myofascial is so awesome!  She has "fixed" me in a way that my regular massage therapist and chiropractor have been unable to do.

post #67 of 78
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Just got back from my 2nd prenatal appt.  Heartbeat!!  The midwife found it immediately.  Nice n' robust, about 160.  So reassuring!

She wasn't concerned about the spotting I've been having, but said if there's another episode of bright red to call and they'd set me up for an ultrasound before 20 weeks.

 

Was waiting for this update. YAY! Glad to hear all went well and I hope things calm down now!
 

 

post #68 of 78
Glad to hear that all the babies and mamas are doing so well!

Rosemary, your paintings are beautiful!

I still haven't made an appointment to see anyone. My dh wants me to wait until 20w, but I would like to see someone sooner. I can't believe how fast my belly is growing. This is just unheard of for me! Sometimes I think it must be bloat. I still struggle with severe nausea on and off. I really hope it'll stop soon.

I have a question for the nifty shoppers. Where would you look for great baby gear online? I just want to stare longingly at baby things right now and need some ideas. orngbiggrin.gif
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Was waiting for this update. YAY! Glad to hear all went well and I hope things calm down now!
 

 


Thanks, Steph love.gif

 

In sadder news, I've finally come to terms with the fact that all my beloved pants/capris/shorts that I wore with ease before getting pregnant with DS are just never going to fit again.  After holding onto them for these past 3+ years, I've invited a friend of mine who's always been on the petite side to come try on and take her pick.  So sad.  During 7 years of teaching I accumulated a lot of beloved pants in all different colors...and from decent places like J Crew, Banana Republic and Anthropologie...and now I must bid them adieu.  Sigh...
 

 

post #70 of 78

All the heartbeats - SO exciting!

 

We finally got the keys to our new place today!! We had a crazy windstorm here yesterday & power was out all over the place for hours so the bank's weren't able to do their part so we could close on schedule. We don't move until Tuesday but my mil is already moved in to her little place (we bought a place together - a high ranch bungalow for us with a small granny hut beside it for her). NOTHING has gone as planned with getting to this point but we're pretty excited!

 

Monday is our anatomy scan. We are going to chance it & bring ds along. I hear mixed things - some women have told me their children weren't allowed in & others have said they were. I can't wait to see & hear the little one. We are REALLY hoping we'll be able to find out the sex so I hope little one cooperates!

post #71 of 78

Ooh, lifeguard how exciting.  I hope you get to find out the sex!

 

I had an appointment this week & got to hear the heartbeat as well.  Four weeks til the anatomy scan for us. 

 

I'm starting to feel more paid/pressure in my pelvic area/inner thighs from SPD when I stand for long periods.  Gah, I really hope it doesn't get completely unbearable.  Has anyone had luck with anything to prevent it or help with pain?

post #72 of 78

I think I had food poisoning last night, except I ate everything my family did and they did not get sick. I woke up and puked a total of 9 times. This morning, I still feel a little sickish. :(

 

A good thing I did was to cut off one of my men's "a" shirts (muscle shirts) just under the armpits and use it as a quick belly band. It's working.


Edited by RosemaryS-F - 5/1/11 at 8:23am
post #73 of 78

Rosemary, how awful!

 

 

I was super productive this weekend for the first time in months!  Did lots of yard work, cleaned the downstairs and the bathroom very well.  Still have the bedroom and the office/nursery-to-be, but my back is killing me.  It was good to buckle down and do it.

post #74 of 78
FYI: 14 hours flight time + sleep deprivation + pregnancy hormones + swollen ankles/feet + cranky flight attendants who keep scolding "you can't be here" and "you shouldn't stand there" = tears.

The good news, after a little sleep, the swelling is gone and the humiliation is fading. And DH, the cat, and our luggage all made it through unscathed, so all-in-all, not so bad. Now enjoying the reverse culture shock of being back in the US after 1.5 years away.
post #75 of 78

Capretta--I feel your pain! So sorry. When I came home from Italy (after 2 years), one of the first things that confused me was not weighing/labeling my own vegetables at the grocery store. I hope you can adjust in the way that you need to and rest up.

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FYI: 14 hours flight time + sleep deprivation + pregnancy hormones + swollen ankles/feet + cranky flight attendants who keep scolding "you can't be here" and "you shouldn't stand there" = tears.

The good news, after a little sleep, the swelling is gone and the humiliation is fading. And DH, the cat, and our luggage all made it through unscathed, so all-in-all, not so bad. Now enjoying the reverse culture shock of being back in the US after 1.5 years away.


hug2.gif  Welcome home, honey!

 

post #77 of 78
Rosemary: Ha! We were amused at breakfast this morning, because we got ice water (without even asking) and we were asked if we wanted to take leftovers home with us. Where were you in Italy? We were in Rome.
post #78 of 78

We were in Orvieto in Umbria. Ice water! Yes. Leftovers--I still can't handle leftovers. For a while we used two different plates and served courses, but not so much anymore...sadly, that wore off.

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