I've been so excited about feeling better these last two days that I'm starting to deviate from my normal eating schedule and the results were not good today. This morning I had waffles with strawberries that we picked yesterday at a local farm instead of my normal egg/bagel sandwich. Not a good idea to skimp on the protein and then get in the car for an hour. Blargh.... Must remind myself to take it slow!
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I measured myself today and I'm measuring between 16-17 weeks. I'm 14. So funny how it's different from my last pregnancies. :)
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Thanks for starting the thread! I feel like this board is very, very slow compared to others I have been on. There doesn't seem to be as much back-and-forth.
Awesome that you are starting to feel better! If your ticker is right, we are about the same as far as due date- I have been feeling better some days, but always bad at night. I will take it! WAY better than 10 weeks for sure.
I'm starting some Floradix Iron today. Ive been feeling really lethargic and over tired for no reason, Im thinking low iron since I consume nothing but crap food still.
I have also wondered why our DDC seems so slow - but I agree with whoever said that maybe it was just the first trimester blahs. I absolutely loved my DDC with Kieran, and I still keep in contact with several of the mamas through FB (even though we're not as active on the MDC forums now that our little ones are preschoolers). I hope to make similar connections with some of you all!
Thank you Jaimee for starting this thread again. I agree this board does seem slower compared to other due date clubs. Glad you both are feeling a bit better. I am too but I still have my super tired spells and feelings of I don't want to eat right now.
I wish it were 85F here too! I live in Montana and the temps have been hovering around 48 and super rainy most of the last month. In fact it even snowed here several inches a few days ago.
I am running and feeling good when I run but some days I feel more pelvic pressure then others.
My almost 3 yo is napping right now. I am going to miss these days when there is 3 hrs of peace and quiet. If anything I am a bit apprenhensive about caring for twins and giving the same attention to my 3 yo.
My next ob appt is Tuesday. Hopefully he wont try to scare me out of my vbac and unscheduled birth request. If he does, I am leaving him to find someone else.
Brrrr! We've been spending the past month with my sister & her family in Orlando, and I LOVE it. I'm much more inclined to warm weather, and this month has been beautiful.
re: twins & a 3yo - I would be apprehensive too! Do you have the resources to hire (or trade for) a mother's helper for a few months after you give birth? I am really hoping to get a mother's helper for a bit, just so my preschooler has someone who is dedicated to playing and having fun with him.
Mal85 & Ablemec & dashley111 - No BH here, but I have had some strange pains - last night I leaned up to turn off a light and felt a stabbing pain in my right side, and I've also had a couple sharp pains in my cervical area. Ouch! I've been surprised *not* to have BH yet with all of the walking around (and the lugging of my 36lb preschooler) in Orlando.
Ablemec, definitely try to relax. I was a practicing atty the first time around, and you don't want to push yourself too hard!
dashley111 - I have a tilted uterus as well, I never thought about how it would be affected by kicking!
I hope you can work through some of your body issues. I had a very hard labor with Kieran, and I have quite a few birth issues to work out myself. I'm hoping that the simple fact that we're doing a homebirth, plus I'll have the same midwife the whole pregnancy (last time we moved when I was 6 months pg) will help out. I'm also going to try hypnobabies this time - have you looked into that?
Off to put the little one to bed - hope to chat with you all soon
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I've been getting BH contractions too - since 14 weeks or so. It freaked me out, but my midwives didn't seem to be bothered by it. Been doing lots of walking with DD (we don't have a car) so I'm not surprised. I had a scary episode of painful contractions too, on a day when I did too much. It's hard to find that balance when you have a toddler to entertain!
Jaimee - I would definitely be interested in a thread of previous birth stories. I don't know about anyone else, but I've been creeping the April/May/June DDC boards to read their stories.
Code Name Mama- I have a friend that does hypno-birthing and swears by it. She has offered me her CD's, but I haven't even begun to think about birth yet. I have enough feelings about pregnancy to work through...birth is pretty far back in my mind.
Im going to ask my doc at my next appt how the tilted uterus could effect feeling kicks an cervical pain- my tilted uterus is something new for me, that happened after the birth of my daughter. I definitely feel more sharp stabbing pain around my cervix this time.
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My previous midwife is not allowed to help with twins. I plan to call around if my ob disappoints me again. My plan is to explore hiring a midwife for hospital support.
Code Name Mama- I really enjoy your blog.
By the way, I ran over 2 hrs on mountain trails yesterday. It is strange- my pregnancy with DS was a lot tougher to exercise. I am sure that will change but for now I am cherishing the days I can still run and feel good on the running up and down mountains.
It is supposed to be 75F today!
OMG! A toddler refusing to nap and just sucking incessantly on my sore nipples. Flick, flick, flick of the tongue, grabbing at my nose, kneading my breast with his finger nails that need cutting... Dh's phone gets two texts just as his eyes started to shut. Now he's awake for sure and I'll have to go through all of this again in about half an hour. Rrrrrrrrrrrrr.... feeling very annoyed right now!
Your Austin is just 3 months younger than my Casey. I know that if Casey doses in the car for five minutes she will NOT nap after that. lol
My goodness I have a wicked case of b*tchiness right now! What's the deal? Fresh batch of hormones at 15 weeks?! I wish I could go on a run, but I know that would result in contractions and probably losing my breakfast in a bush.
Me too Jaimee! My DH mowed the lawn yesterday (we have 5 acres, its a task) and his allergies were so bad last night- he snored SO LOUD he kept me awake almost all night. And today I have 4 kids- my 2, and my 2 extras I watch. IM EXHAUSTED! Im hiding out on the computer until nap time, hopefully I can remain calm until then.
How early is too early or a nap, anyways?
I know how you feel. lol I usually end up running at night, just cuz that's when my stomach is most settled, but God forbid anyone not agree with me or say something rather controversial to me. I'm big on jumping to conclusions when I'm pregnant. lol
After a week of not leaving the house, I called and made an appointment to talk to my regular Dr about my anxiety (he's who I'm seeing for prenatal care as well). I go in Wednesday at 11am. Really hoping we find a workable solution, I can't do another 25 weeks feeling like this!
Hope he can help, Dennie!
Ash, one of the few reasons that dh sleeps in his own bed upstairs across from dd while ds and I bedshare downstairs. I do not need two babies waking me up! Sorry to hear you were up all night... probably does not help your nausea at all!
Okay, ladies I feel like I'm reaching a cross roads with the nursing. I thought I could power through, but if this is what it's going to be like for months or even weeks I don't think I can make it. I am SO irritated by ds' nursing! It's driving me batty. He pops on and off, he flicks with his tongue, he pulls back so that he's just latched on the very tip of the nipple... I know there is still some milk in there, I hear him occasionally swallow and I can see the milk on the tip of my nipple. I'm not dry, so I'm not sure what's bringing on all these poor nursing behaviors. But the feelings I'm getting while he nurses are awful. I get short of breath, almost panicky. Sometimes I have to rip him off and put him down, which makes him upset but I want to jump out a window. What's the deal? Will this pass and soon?!
Jaimee- a friend of mine who just had her baby had similar feelings. She was tandem nursing her 3 and 1 years old at the time she got pregnant and ultimately had to quit nursing the 3 years old. She said it took all she had not to haul off and flick them in the face when they were nursing- the sensation was awful, and actually evoked anger in her. It quit bothering her as much around 6 months, but then after delivery she had a new set of sore nipple issues.
Ive never nursed while pregnant, but Im sorry its causing you so much discomfort!
I read about feelings like these in Adventures in Tandem Nursing, which was comforting- knowing that I'm not the only one. But I thought, how bad could it be? I should be able to power through it. Haha! I know that it could continue for a bit, until colostrum comes in, or the entire rest of my pregnancy. Rrrrr.... Right now I'm letting him nurse a bit and then popping him off to suck his thumb instead. It may end up weaning him I don't know... but in this moment I don't care!
Found the major anxiety source- ZOFRAN! So if I'm not taking it, my anxiety is at pre-pregnancy (manageable, liveable) levels. But I'm gagging when I eat and throwing up at least 1x/day. :( Really hoping we can find some balance between the HG and anxiety now. Crap.