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post #41 of 71

I read that a heartbeat at 6 weeks means a 78% chance of successful outcome, heartbeat at 8 weeks = 98% chance, and a heartbeat at 10 weeks has you up to a 99.5% chance of a continuing pregnancy.  I've got the link somewhere, but it seemed like a reputable source.  Gave me a LOT of comfort!!

post #42 of 71

I missed last weeks chat! 

I'm doing pretty well over here. Hurricane Irene made me reschedule my midwife appoint for the 11th angry.gif Super bummed about that. I was so excited to meet with her and make something official! Other than that we lost some siding on the house and some branches from the trees, luckily we got power back about 7 hours after it went out. 

It's only 8pm here and I'm considering going to bed for the night... sleeping.gif

post #43 of 71
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It's only 8pm here and I'm considering going to bed for the night... sleeping.gif


lol.gif I WAS asleep at 8pm last night.

 

post #44 of 71
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What meds are you on? I just started taking iodine to help my thyroid functions, which I believe is low. I had it tested about a year ago and it was on the low end of normal (I wasn't pregnant at the time, I wonder if I'd be considered too low now?) Anyway, thyroid problems run in my family so I thought some iodine couldn't hurt! Now I'm thinking maybe I should get it tested again....
 

 



I'm taking Synthroid every morning..... it's basically a thyroid hormone supplement.



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momma3be I have hypothyroid and have had it for awhile.  I went through one pregnancy with my son who is perfectly healthy and this is my second.  I'm not really worried.  It seems like your MW is being proactive in a very good way.  I wouldn't worry about it, lots of people who are borderline or on the low side of hypothryoid don't know they are.  That said, it takes a bad case of hypothyroid to really reek havoc on a pregnancy.  As in the type that has been around for a long time and would make it hard to get pregnant in the first place.  So don't worry!  You have a great MW!  Oh, I should add pregnancy didn't mess with my thyroid levels at all last time.  I don't think they will this time either.  Generally it's after the pregnancy ends that you might need a change in medication.

 


 



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Mommy2be- I have had thyroid issues (hypothyroid) for over 8 years or so, right before I got pregnant both times, my Dr. tends to double check and possibly up my synthroid by a tiny bit, but in all honesty, like someone else mentioned, I felt perfect throughout all of my last pregnancy and this one too so far, and my thyroid levels have remained constant.  After I delivered #1, my thyroid went crazy and it actually swung in the opposite direction and I had hypERthyroidism and they took me completely off my meds.  I had lost all of my pregnancy weight plus 5# within the first 2 weeks.  Then about 6 months later, it went back and I slowly started gaining weight again and went back on meds.  So, although not all pregnancies or thyroid conditions are the same- it really was fine for me, especially while pregnant, I think that if you "barely" even qualify to have a thyroid conditions, than you probably don't have anything to worry about.  Let me know if you want anymore info, otherwise try to relax and feel good that you have an extra thorough midwife smile.gif


THANK YOU THANK YOU Ladies!!! This is exactly what I needed to hear. I feel much better hearing from mommas that have been through this and everything was fine.....

 

post #45 of 71

ROOMS, well if we end up getting a house in the city we will only be able to get a 3 bedroom most likely which is what we have now...or will have when the back room is finished being fixed. The plan is to put all 4 kids in one room and then have the other room as a playroom. we live in a bungalow so it isn't like we have a family room and a living room and we live in florida so there is no basement, no den, no eat in kitchen and dining room. we have 3 bedrooms, a kitchen/dining room, 1 bathroom and a living room. I REALLY want a sewing room but don't see that happening and now that we know my mom doesn't have a brain tumor I  am not sure what we are going to do. Relaxing on the home search maybe.

 

oh I want to hear the heart beat!!! I need to get insurance taken care of and at some point schedule my first midwifes appt. 3 weeks until the first appt!

 

 

HIllary glad Irene things weren't bad. It was kind of weird not having to worry about the hurricane at all, since Hurricanes are usually florida problems. My husband and I were impressed with how well the situation was handled and how quickly things liek power were back on. in '03 we once lost power for a week and the hurricane didn't even hit our city, we just got the edge of it.

post #46 of 71
Courtney, where in FL are you? We lived in Central Fl until 2007 and went without a roof for months due to hurricane damage. So glad to hear about your mom!
post #47 of 71

Courtney, I used to live in Panama City, and the longest we went w/o power was 3 days after Hurricane Opal.  That sucked. 

 

I'm glad everyone is doing ok after Irene.  I'm in the insurance business, and even though our state was not impacted by the storm, our claims people are busy helping with those states' claims.  It's awful to see all the damage, especially in VT.

 

Peeing...all the time!

Boobs...SORE!

Mood...Swings!

Nausea...not really...Thank you, God!

Hungry...all the time!

 

I'm managing to stay stable w/ my weight.  I lost 70 pounds over the course of 18 months and am determined to not put much, if any, back on.  I need to lose another 30 to get where I want/need to be, and I don't want to add a lot of baby weight to that total, lol.  I've been trying to eat granola, fruit, that kind of thing for snacks, and eating healthy meals, etc.  Lots of salads and veggies, although we are eating pizza and french fries and ice cream, too, lol, just not all the time.

post #48 of 71

I'm gonna complain....

 

I'm laying here on my couch with my 2 YO clinging all over me. DH doesn't get home until Friday afternoon. The older two are in bed thank goodness. I feel like I am going to throw up any minute and my head is pounding so hard that I think it will burst. It's just after 9 and I'm going to take myself and my LO off to bed. I'm can't remember the last time that I went to bed this early but it hurts too much to stay here.

 

Heaven help me get through this!

post #49 of 71

Christy, I hear you about the weight gain!  I lost 65 lbs after DD2 was born then got pregnant with DS2.  I still haven't lost all the weight, need to get off about another 30 lbs.  I'm trying to not gain as much this time around.  Last time my neuro had me try a med (to see if it would help with my daily migraines) that turned out was also an appetite enhancer.  Definitely NOT what I needed!  I remember reading that about the med online when I was, seriously, sitting in my glider rocker with my laptop on my lap and a carton of ice cream on my pregnant belly!  duh.gif  I'm going to be more careful about mindless eating this time.  (Because I know at some point food will sound good again.)

 

adoremybabe - I hope you've gone to bed with your little one now!  DH got home early this afternoon and I took a nap for 2 hours, but I'm still going to be going to bed here shortly.  Well, I'm going to take my novel upstairs, read 5 pages and then fall asleep, same as last night.

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Peeing...all the time!

Boobs...SORE!

Mood...Swings!

Nausea...not really...Thank you, God!

Hungry...all the time!

 

Yeah that. The constant hunger isn't enough to make me look forward to eating but knowing how the nausea will creep up if I don't is enough to make me choose something to eat. Constantly. Mostly I crave baked potatoes (loaded!). It's been a challenge since I stopped drinking pop (3 a day, what is that, 700 calories?) and making that much up is ... challenging. Managed to only be down a few lbs so far.

 

The "worst" part is that my likeness of mayonnaise/Miracle Whip (which is the only condiment I use) is fading away. I'm hoping it's just a phase. DH will be so happy that his dislike of mayo has been transported to me!

 

And since I didn't work out this summer while DSD stayed with us full time, I'm hoping to get back on that horse tomorrow. I'm a bit nervous, even though I've worked out my entire life. Planning to attend some of the group fitness classes to help with the motivation factor as I get back to the habit. Wishing they had some pregnancy group fitness class so I could hang out with some mamas.

 

@judybean, that outfit is SO CUTE! I might have to set up a craft headquarters in our spare bedroom for the next 8 month mission.

 

To those with dopplers at home, any particular reason you have one? First timer here, and I'm contemplating if I would just drive myself crazy to be able to "check in" daily. But on the other hand, since DSD won't be able to go to any of the appointments, it would be cool to let her hear the baby's heartbeat when she comes to visit. After doc approves, of course.

post #51 of 71

Does anyone else have to remind herself that "if no blood, you're still pregnant!" I woke up this morning, looked down to a no-bump tummy, felt great yesterday even after a long day trekking around campus and proving theorems for homework, etc. My symptoms seem to be fading and I get scared I'm not really pregnant, or won't be soon. I think this is all wrapped up in the pending announcement to family this weekend (seeing PILs out of state)...what if it's all for naught? 

 

I don't feel gloomy, but a bit just...worried I guess. 

post #52 of 71

Rosie, I think that it is so easy to worry! I do keep the "no blood, you're still pregnant" mentality in the back of my mind. As the weeks go on those fears will likely subside. Once you heart the HB you will feel better too! 

 

 

OH MY GOSH - last night I complained about feeling horrendous. Well, it only got about 100 times worse. I did go up to bed shortly after 9 but I didn't sleep for hours. I ended up getting the worst migraine of my life..... all the while my 2 year old was playing with toys in bed next to me. I was in tears sobbing because the pain was so horrendous. Poor DH was helpless states away. I called my mom she suggested a cool cloth and an Excedrin. I know that that med is not recommended while pregnant but I did take one. I was literally desperate. So I took the pill and prayed and prayed and prayed. Eventually I threw up like nobody's buisness. Then I was spent so I was able to drift off to sleep.... luckily my LO did the same. Once in a while I felt him rubbing my arms and back. I think that he had a feeling that I was ill.

 

Waking up this morning, I am weak but oh so much better. I will not take this time for granted. This little baby certainly is earning his/her place in our lives!

 

I hope that no one here has to go through what I went through last night!
 

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Does anyone else have to remind herself that "if no blood, you're still pregnant!" I woke up this morning, looked down to a no-bump tummy, felt great yesterday even after a long day trekking around campus and proving theorems for homework, etc. My symptoms seem to be fading and I get scared I'm not really pregnant, or won't be soon. I think this is all wrapped up in the pending announcement to family this weekend (seeing PILs out of state)...what if it's all for naught? 

 

I don't feel gloomy, but a bit just...worried I guess. 



 

post #53 of 71

I am sorry some of you are feeling bad. I am too. Of the last 4 days, 3 I have been throwing up all day despite my Diclectin. As of yesterday, I am taking the maximum amount daily, so hopefully today will be ok.

 

Despite that, its good news week smile.gif I finally heard from my doctor about my early ultrasound. It was done at 6 weeks 4 days (because of bleeding). I had a sac that measured 6 weeks 5 days, so everything is good there. My blood results came back too, and everything is normal except I don't have immunity to Rubella (unsurprising as I refused booster shots at least once but possibly twice so far... biggrinbounce.gif). So that really made my day, even though I was sure everything was fine as I hadn't had bleeding in 2 weeks and was CLEARLY feeling pregnant.

 

Today is another exciting day! I am 8 weeks today, and I get to meet the midwives! I am very excited and I hope we click, personality wise. For some reason, 8 weeks sounds VERY official and pregnant, like a milestone, so its nice too. Plus I bought 2 maternity sweaters the other day, which I don't need yet but the days are getting colder so they will be useful soon. I don't need maternity clothes yet but there was a big sale at Motherhood and they were 40% off the lowest ticketed price, so worth it. Its the first actual purchase I have made for this pregnancy, and an acknowledgement of my growing confidence that it will last.

 

So even though I usually feel like crap, this is a good week! We are having a baby! love.gif

post #54 of 71

I'm new to the ADDC I should be about 6 weeks along and my nausea is in full swing! The day is the worst, usually by around 5 pm I'm feeling pretty good, then crash at 9pm. Yesterday morning my 11 yo son came in my bedroom to wake me up and I lifted my head and said "Don't talk to me..... just PLEASE go downstairs and get me a glass of the protein drink in the fridge! Please!" He smiled and brought it back up to me... no questions. I adore him! We have not told the kids yet. Matt is still freaking out about having another, and I'm nervous to tell the kids. The two oldest I think will take it pretty hard. They have both expressed (in their own ways) that they hoped I didn't have any more :(  This makes me very sad, but I think they will of course be great and come around. 

Wow how's that for an uplifting post? lol

post #55 of 71

Welcome Xiola!  We haven't told our kids yet either, waiting until after a trip out of town next week (don't want them to spill the beans to the ILs). 

post #56 of 71

NOT complaining ( I know so many mamas with crazy morning sickness, and in 6 pregnancies I've NEVER had any), but I am having this weird thing at about 2pm until bedtime, where I'll get hungry but NOTHING looks/sounds good. Except maybe some random thing like really ripe nectarines or Noodles & Co. Pesto Cavatappi, which of course I don't have on hand. So I look at all the food in the fridge/cabinet, and everything looks gross, and I don't eat anything but I'm still hungry. greensad.gif  But I guess it's okay because I need to keep my weight gain down to about 20-25 lbs, so I'm sure this is helping. I pretty much snack on raw almonds and fruit in the afternoon/evening, but have a HUGE eggy/meaty/smoothie type breakfast.

 

Anyone else having food aversions? (Or weird cravings?? I found myself eating PICKLES and CHEESE dipped in SALSA the other day! shrug.gif)

post #57 of 71

grouphug.gif  First of all, big hugs to everyone who is feeling lousy!  Fingers crossed that it will pass very soon.

 

xiola, welcome!  Hopefully when you tell your kids that you're pg, they will respond well--they've got a while to come around to the idea, and hopefully they're at an age where they can be excited about teaching/sharing with the new baby as s/he grows. 

 

dealic, funny about the rubella immunity.  I haven't had any boosters for 20 years and am still immune--probably because my parents doped me up on that stuff in the 80's.  I just think its funny that they test for these things.  Like chicken pox--I had it, so why bother?  I'm not going to get the vax, so why are you wasting your time?  But it doesn't really inconvenience me and it makes them happy, i guess, so whatever....  That IS good news about your u/s, and you can definitely go ahead and get excited--8 weeks, no bleeding, BABY!

 

adoremybabe, what a crappy night, i'm so sorry!  I bet your LO did know you were feeling bad--DD seems to get it when I do, although it doesn't stop her from climbing on me.  Sometimes I ask her to get books and read them to me, or make me tea (play tea, of course!), or make lunch for her babies...works for a few minutes.  She's two, you know how it is.

 

RosieL, IKWYM.  If i feel great for a few hours, I wonder, is baby okay?  I'm trying to look at it as a sign of things to come.  Hooray for an uneventful pregnancy, hopefully it continues for the next 30 weeks or so! 

 

autumngrey, we have a love-hate relationship with mayo/miracle whip in this house too.  DH can detect it in anything.  eyesroll.gif  No doppler here, it would just stress me out. If I knew someone with a fetascope I might borrow one, but I don't, so for now I'll be leaving babe alone.  And then when s/he gets bigger, I'll give her a shove if I haven't felt movement. That's the extent of the reassurance I'll get on a regular basis, I guess.

 

Thursday, joy.gif hooray for the good news about your mom!  Can't even put into words what a relief that must be.  Any good leads on houses?

 

As for me, nothing really to report. MS is better, DD is away for 2 nights for the first time at my parents' house *sniffle* and I'm nursing a cold with horrible chest congestion.  But overall everything is good.  I really am trying to wait until we find out the sex of this babe before buying anything, although I did score a nearly-new maya wrap ring sling at a consignment shop for like $8.50--that was too good to pass up.  I think I bought something else too, but I can't remember.  I was feeling boy at first (because DH wants one), but now I'm really feeling girl, which would be easier for me. 

 

Here's a funny thing--I've been coughing like crazy from the congestion, so my stomach muscles hurt all the way from my boobs to my pelvis.  I have this idea that I'm going to "cough the baby out"--I know it's crazy, but I keep telling her to hold on tight.  Told DH last night and he laughed, but also said he was starting to get attached to this one, which made me smile.  happytears.gif Now to try to muster up some energy to do something fun with DH this evening while DD is away!

 

 

 

post #58 of 71
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dealic, funny about the rubella immunity.  I haven't had any boosters for 20 years and am still immune--probably because my parents doped me up on that stuff in the 80's.  I just think its funny that they test for these things.  Like chicken pox--I had it, so why bother?  I'm not going to get the vax, so why are you wasting your time?  But it doesn't really inconvenience me and it makes them happy, i guess, so whatever....  That IS good news about your u/s, and you can definitely go ahead and get excited--8 weeks, no bleeding, BABY!

 


Yeah my mom was leery of them even in the 80's, plus she nursed us to 18 months, so I don't know how much those early vaccines did. I know on dogs they are now delaying vax's till after weaning as they aren't effective before, so it stands to reason that mine never worked all that well. I believe I haven't had an MMR vax in 12 years. I *think* I had it at 16 but am not sure.

 

I don't see the point either. I am not going to get the vax, now or later so what? I have to avoid everyone with Rubella? I've never known anyone with it so check!

 

post #59 of 71
So the problem with rubella is it can be a really mild disease in children. As a pregnant woman, you wouldn't always know you should have been avoiding someone who was sick with it. And it isn't so much about you contracting a relatively mild disease as it is about the possibly devastating effects on your unborn baby.
post #60 of 71
Not trying to preach or anything, but just for anyone who might be new to the pregnancy thing and not know why rubella is a serious thing when pregnant. smile.gif
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