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post #161 of 348

I'd skip anything sugary (gatorade) and get coconut water.  It is an amazing way to balance your electrolytes!  I'd get a flavored one if you can't stand the taste of the regular- it comes in mango, pineapple, etc.  My husband drinks it all the time when he's feeling icky or a little off.  It's amazing.

post #162 of 348
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Originally Posted by jbk21 View Post

I'd skip anything sugary (gatorade) and get coconut water.  It is an amazing way to balance your electrolytes!  I'd get a flavored one if you can't stand the taste of the regular- it comes in mango, pineapple, etc.  My husband drinks it all the time when he's feeling icky or a little off.  It's amazing.



Watch out for coconut water, you'll get hooked FAST.  DH got a huge box of coconut water from Costco and we burned through it in like 3 days.  Sooo amazing!

 

As for nausea, I've been starting to get that, too, and today I've been puking ALL day.  Ugh.  Worst part is I started my day with some veggie juice I made myself with beets, apples, kale, and mint, so every time I have to throw up it looks like absolute carnage because of the friggin' beet juice.  I even got sick at the library and it looked like someone got murdered in the bathroom stall.  My nauseated, 33-weeks-pregnant self had to painstakingly clean up after myself so as not to alarm the other patrons.  Truly a disgusting day.

post #163 of 348

I love coconut water! I actually love the plain WAY more than the sweetened kinds. Amy and Brian (brand name) sell a yummy one. they have plain, with pulp (you'll either love it or hate it.. its basically small chunks of coconut floating around in it) and one with lime! 

post #164 of 348

Ugh.faint.gifWe inflated and cleaned the fishy pool and now my head is killing me.  That plastic smell is no joke!  I think we did good by cleaning it with water, vinegar and a few drops of eucalyptus/lemon essential oil - it smells more neutral. But I guess it's still releasing toxic gas cuz dang...  I'm glad we did the dry run now with 6 weeks left to go! 

post #165 of 348

 

 

Eternal_Howl - Raewyn

Due Date: Nov 21 2011

1st baby

Had ovarian cancer at 27, so feel very blessed.

 

post #166 of 348
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Ugh.faint.gifWe inflated and cleaned the fishy pool and now my head is killing me.  That plastic smell is no joke!  I think we did good by cleaning it with water, vinegar and a few drops of eucalyptus/lemon essential oil - it smells more neutral. But I guess it's still releasing toxic gas cuz dang...  I'm glad we did the dry run now with 6 weeks left to go! 


Ooohh... Be careful with plastic products such as these around pet birds. Birds require a higher oxygen intake than humans and the plastic fumes/particles could kill them.

 

AFM- I have 9 weeks(maybe a bit longer) to go and I can't believe how close we're all getting to that last little bit. I step on the scale and it says 20 lbs gained, so I'm nowhere near being what I thought I'd be. I'm wondering what my body will do as far as weight gain in these last few weeks.....
 

 

post #167 of 348
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AFM- I have 9 weeks(maybe a bit longer) to go and I can't believe how close we're all getting to that last little bit. I step on the scale and it says 20 lbs gained, so I'm nowhere near being what I thought I'd be. I'm wondering what my body will do as far as weight gain in these last few weeks.....
 

 


Im right there with you.  I have gained 12-15pounds, and I dont feel my body thinks its "enough".  I was starving from MS so long, I see myself rapidly putting on some weight in these next few weeks, regardless of diet.  My body wants to hoard fat, I can feel it. 

 

We are all so close!!!

 

Luna- any updates?

 

post #168 of 348

I will be curious to see how much weight I've gained at my appointment this week.  It tapered off at my last appt, but now that I've had to change my diet (GD) I'll be interested to see if that affects it.  I gained a lot early, and only gained 20 total my first pregnancy so we'll see!  

post #169 of 348

I'm thinking I might end up at 30 lbs gained, as I've been at a steady gain of 1 lb a week. And if that stays true, I'll have only gained 29-31 lbs. My first was 50 lbs, and my 2nd was between 65-70 lbs. This is a massive improvement compared to those times. :) Maybe that's why I'm not as uncomfortable this time.

post #170 of 348

You may even lose a few at the end!  I lost 3-4 lbs at the end of my last pregnancy.  
 

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I'm thinking I might end up at 30 lbs gained, as I've been at a steady gain of 1 lb a week. And if that stays true, I'll have only gained 29-31 lbs. My first was 50 lbs, and my 2nd was between 65-70 lbs. This is a massive improvement compared to those times. :) Maybe that's why I'm not as uncomfortable this time.



 

post #171 of 348

Now THAT would be nice. lol

post #172 of 348
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I lost 2 pounds at the end of my first pregnancy as well, but not with my second.  I've gained about 18 pounds with this one so far.  With my first I gained 28 (went down to 26) and with my second I only gained 22.  My m/s wasn't as bad with this pregnancy so I ate more in the beginning- hopefully I won't gain any more than 7-10 more pounds, but we'll see!

post #173 of 348

I've already gained 30 pounds which is what I gained with my other two. I still have 6 weeks to go, I wonder if I'll gain closer to 35 total or 40 total....

post #174 of 348

I'm up 32lbs already, which is totally the norm for me.  With my first pregnancy I gained 45lbs.  With #2 I gained 50lbs.   I hope to only gain about 40-45lbs this time, but we'll see.  I tend to gain at least 1lb a week from the very beginning.  Luckily it all melts off quickly from breastfeeding.  I'm always back in my pp clothes within 6mo. 

post #175 of 348

Hey, ladies, it's been quite awhile since I've read or written!

 

Luna - happy to hear your baby is still hanging out inside you! Sorry to hear you have to stay in the hospital but it makes sense.

 

Birdhappy - my midwife recommends Recharge as an alternative to Gatorade. I've also tried coconut water for the first time recently. It's not cheap but it did quench my thirst. I have not had Recharge yet but heard it's basically water, fruit juice, and salt (no dyes) so you could even try making it at home.

 

Vitamin K shot - what's everyone doing about that? I hadn't given it any thought til yesterday. In our HB prep class it was brought up and I found out the shot is available at our HB and it's up to the parents to decide what they want. I have no idea at this point.

 

My update - I had to get an ultrasound at 32 weeks. My baby is head down so that's good but of course the doctor and tech at the ultrasound place had to scare me by telling me my baby is so large and they actually questioned if I had gestational diabetes. My midwife says I do not (got a 95 on the glucose test) but I'm a bit nervous because the timing on when my blood was drawn was too long (long story). Since it has to be under 140 to pass I feel a little better because it's not like it was 130 and I was that close. 95 is a lot farther off from 140. Anyway, they said the baby was over 5 pounds and that was at 31w6d and that he/she is in the 76th percentile. I'm taking it with a grain of salt since I know that those can be way off.

 

My BP was up on Wed. at my 32-week appointment. I'm really freaking out because if it gets above 140/95 I cannot have a home birth (understandably so but scary!). I think mine was up to 130/90. I am supposed to be eating high protein/high veggie/no processed foods. Food has been a struggle for me my whole life. Even as I've become "crunchier" food is the one area where I just can't make much progress. :( I'm overweight and I eat like crap. It's been weird for me that I have only gained 1.5 pounds since becoming pregnant. I'm a big girl to start with and I guess everything I eat is going to the baby. Or maybe my hormones are working correctly for once in my life. I have PCOS.

 

It's just weird because I never thought BP would be an issue yet I was fully expecting to get GD and I have BP issues now but no GD. Life is crazy.

 

Midwife said something about having to go to the hospital but if it's just creeping up but not in the "danger zone" yet we could try inducing with castor oil ahead of due date. I don't know...I have just got to get this down!

 

We made it to almost 32 weeks as Team Green and I'm pretty sure the tech slipped and told us it was a girl on Tuesday. She did not know we were Team Green. I did not realize she was already looking at the baby as I was still chatting and all of a sudden she started saying "she." This is the same tech we had for our anatomy scan and DH & I both think she reverted back and forth between "he" and "she" at that scan (and that time we were adamant about not wanting to know). This time we hadn't had a chance to say and all of a sudden it's "She's head down," "here's the view from the top of her head," "She's weighing this." I just totally froze and DH said, "Um, we're trying to be surprised." Either she recovered very well (she said, "Oh, I don't know what it is, I was just going by what you called the baby," but um, we never referred to the baby as "he" or "she") or she truly thought we already thought it was a girl and was just going by what we said (but that makes no sense to me). I guess we are still Team Green though because she never verified it. I guess we'll find out in November!

 

My coworkers had a surprise shower for me on Wednesday...totally blew me away. I got some nice presents and a $200 gift card! Wow!

post #176 of 348
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Vitamin K shot - what's everyone doing about that? I hadn't given it any thought til yesterday. In our HB prep class it was brought up and I found out the shot is available at our HB and it's up to the parents to decide what they want. I have no idea at this point.

 


You might find the info in this thread helpful in regards to the vitamin shot: http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1319010/rejecting-standard-procedures-for-those-who-hospital-birth

 

post #177 of 348
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You might find the info in this thread helpful in regards to the vitamin shot: http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1319010/rejecting-standard-procedures-for-those-who-hospital-birth

 



For my first HB, I didn't even order the vitamin K with the birth kit. This time, a friend gave me a ton of her leftover stuff from her HB, and she had the vitamin K. She said she bought it just in case the birth was traumatic, baby had a lot of bruising, a really badly molded head, etc. I need to check that it's not expired, but I'll probably keep it around just for that. Worst case scenario, though, you could always transfer after birth if you feel like baby really needs it.

 

post #178 of 348

My midwives also offer oral vitamin-K, which is less invasive.  I have to give my babies some sort of vitamin-k because they need their tongues clipped within days of birth.  All pediatricians want a baby to have vitamin-k if they have to do any sort of surgery (even a very minor tongue clipping).  Since tongue-tie can cause breastfeeding issues, it's worth it to me to do it.  I only do the PKU test and vitamin K.

post #179 of 348

Has anybody experienced their baby drop already? Or how early have you had it happen with prior pregnancies?

 

I saw my midwife on Thursday for my prenatal checkup and she said that she thought my baby will engage early. I think it might've happened already today, but I don't know? It has me nervous because this is all so new to me. I've been having abnormally intense BH contractions since yesterday but just for a little bit. Then when I woke up this morning and walked past the mirror, the first thing I noticed was that my belly looked lower. I was scratching my head wondering if I was imagining it. I asked DH what he thought and he agreed that my belly dropped lower. Then I was walking around the mall and had more BH contractions like yesterday. Baby has been moving like crazy. Now in the past few hours this evening I've felt burrowing down low by the baby, a weird tingling sensation down low (which has me nervous about my cervix?), and I had some slightly sharper jabs of tightness in both sides of my uterus. I just went to the bathroom and when I stood back up, I stopped in my tracks for a second. I felt a weird pressure in my cervical area like it's super heavy. And suddenly I'm able to get up off the couch super easily and everything feels lighter and lower like I'm not restricted in my upper belly area anymore. Should I be concerned or are these normal things? Gah! I know I was excited when my midwife said the baby might drop early and she reassured me that it doesn't mean the baby would actually ARRIVE early, but I can't imagine walking around with this cervical pressure for another 8 weeks. It feels like the baby is gonna fall out! lol

 

Oh, and the last thing that's really freaking me out is that one of our cats has been acting CRAZY since yesterday... My DH was joking with me that he senses my hormones and baby coming soon so he might just be acting weird because of that. But since I experienced all of this today, the kitty is freaking me out! He keeps following me around the house meowing at me NONSTOP in a weird meow he doesn't usually do. He looks so distraught. greensad.gif He keeps trying to lay on me and is looking so worn out. DH is even commenting about it because it's just so out of the ordinary. Gah! Anybody else's animals do this late in your pregnancy?

 

 

post #180 of 348

We will be declining vitamin K unless there's a lot of trauma, in which case we will do the oral drops.  My first got the vitamin K shot, I didn't know about the drops.  We ended up clipping her frenulum at 6 weeks, I was trying to do it sooner but I had to jump through a million hoops first. My second didn't get any vitamin K.

 

ETA:  Birdhappy, I have had the same kind of cervical pressure for a couple weeks now, but never with my first two.  If I walk around it gets really bad, to the point I can hardly pee it hurts so much.  It feels exactly like I'd imagine a baby head, grinding down into my cervix would feel like : ).  If I hold the belly up with my hands it seems to relieve the pressure a little, as does laying down.  My belly is still pretty high though.

 

Also, my cat goes NUTS every time I am pregnant.  I guess I smell different or something, but she seems to think she belongs plastered to me.


Edited by Paigekitten - 9/18/11 at 6:17pm
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