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post #21 of 103

Man I ate a HUGE burger and steak fries today while watching some football. I must be having a boy :)

 

forest-yes, I work at home. I make hemp jewelry, but specialize in hemp nursing/teething necklaces. I love what I do and it does make for an interesting day. I do most of my work after the kids go to bed!

 

All you ladies getting betas- I feel for you :( This is my 7th pregnancy, I have 3 live births under my belt. I try not to think about it, but the first trimester is excruciating for me. Just try not to stress. i know easier said then done, but it's better for you and the baby!

post #22 of 103

Name: Jamie
Weeks/Days along: 6 weeks tomorrow!
Appointments: I called for one on Tuesday and am still waiting for a call back. irked.gif
Symptoms:
They come and go. Boobies hurt, sleeeepy the last few days. Nausea has no real pattern that I can see. Bloated. TMI -- I mostly just wish I was, ahem, regular.
Food: So far a nosh every couple of hours seems to work best. I love to eat anything and that hasn't changed, but I've been avoiding the undercooked things I used to love (rare steak, seared tuna, poached eggs) to be safe.
Exercise: I'm going to the same gentle yoga class I've been attending, and told the instructor I was preggo. She just said take it easy and don't do any twists. I'd like to get back to a workout routine or some aquatic classes, but my YMCA doesn't seem to have them.
Body changes and other milestones: The boobs seem bigger. They were bigger when I was on the pill years ago, and fortunately I still have a few old bras from those days. I am resisting shopping for bras because I know more changes are on the way. I'm also in that stage some of you mentioned where I'm, uh, bulkier, but it's not the real preggo belly. None of my pants are very comfy. 
Thoughts: I'm trying to relax and settle into being pregnant without worrying all the time about miscarrying. I know it's some time before the risk drops, statistically, and that one is never fully out of the woods, but I am trying to relax and enjoy in the meantime.

 

 

Meredith,  I am glad your betas are looking good. I hope good news continues to flow your way.

 

I'm surprised and sorry to hear that so many of us are not getting a ton of support from parents/ family. I seriously thought my mom would be thrilled, but she has done nothing but try to make me as worried as she is. I shouldn't be surprised -- that's what our relationship is basically all about!

post #23 of 103

Name: Sosurreal
Weeks/Days along: just about 4
Appointments: scheduled for Oct 6th
Symptoms: gluten intolerance! (odd I know) gained weight in my stomach already (my belly was enormous with DD), very sensitive to pants and things putting pressure on my belly already...
Food: trying to stick too paleo
Exercise: prenatal pilates! walking w/ my 28lbs toddler on my back...
Body changes and other milestones: belly getting fatter already I already sort of look like a baby bump but my belly wasn't exactly fit beforehand LOL
Thoughts:
Can't wait for my home birth! I think it *may* be twins!

post #24 of 103

Reno,, I find it interesting you are avoiding undercooked things....What is the premise for that? (isn't undercooked more healthful?)

 

 

post #25 of 103
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Crys, that is awesome that you have found a midwife you like!  does she do house visits?  I love that... ! 


Yup, she does all her visits at the house, which is cool, but also makes me feel like my house needs to be really clean, lol.  (not that its dirty, but I have two kids and sometimes its a little disorderly) 

post #26 of 103

hi ladies!  I introduced myself on a different thread, but thought I'd day hi here too! 

 

Name: Sara 
Weeks/Days along: 4 weeks (will be 5 on tuesday). I had a trigger shot, so when it was 14 days after it, I tested! 
Appointments: Will do an ultra sound around 12 weeks or so. 
Symptoms:  My face wasn't broken out. My boobs a sore and much larger. No cramps. Now I'm very drippy, nausea (and I threw up the day before I tested). I'm exhausted. Thats about it right now.
Food: Trying to eat healthy
Exercise: I work in a resturant and I also take school pictures, so I move a lot there. 
Body changes and other milestones: none
Thoughts: I hope I don't miscarriage. This is an amazing feeling and I cannot wait to feel the baby kick and move! 

post #27 of 103
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Originally Posted by sosurreal09 View Post

Reno,, I find it interesting you are avoiding undercooked things....What is the premise for that? (isn't undercooked more healthful?)

 



Under normal circumstances, sure, but I am concerned about foodborne illness (salmonella, etc.) Really just undercooked meats and eggs.

 

Sara, I saw your post on the other thread about you and DP being pregnant at the same time -- wow! That must be an experience. How far along is DP?

post #28 of 103

Erin, I am totally a Type A person too! I agree that I would take some consistent symptoms now too. I've only had one MC, but every little twinge makes me think that I'm having another one. My lower back has been really sore and I had a little spotting this morning which totally made me freak out. :)

post #29 of 103

babycatcher12- I am just learning all the short forms so please correct me if I am wrong but does HBAC3 mean- Home Birth After 3 C-sections??? I read it in your signature line and I am dying to know. I have had two c-sections and I really want to try for a VBAC but I am already being told by my former midwives and my OB that I cannot have one. My babies are huge. My first, my DD was 11 lbs 0.4 oz and 22 in at 40 weeks (on the dot). The OB scheduled my second baby- my DS in for his c-section at 38 weeks and he was 9 lbs 10oz and 22 1/2 inches long. It was explained to me that he would have been 13 lbs if I had gone to 40 weeks. This is their main concern with a VBAC for me (I have an extended incision and more scar tissue). I have deeply mourned not having the natural births that I had always dreamed of. I was thankful that my midwives stayed with me every step of the way but I was told that I cannot use them again this time as it will be a c-section for sure. So, sorry to drop my story on you but I am so inspired by what I "think" that HBAC3 means!

post #30 of 103

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Originally Posted by sosurreal09 View Post

Name: Sosurreal
Weeks/Days along: just about 4
Appointments: scheduled for Oct 6th
Symptoms: gluten intolerance! (odd I know) gained weight in my stomach already (my belly was enormous with DD), very sensitive to pants and things putting pressure on my belly already...
Food: trying to stick too paleo
Exercise: prenatal pilates! walking w/ my 28lbs toddler on my back...
Body changes and other milestones: belly getting fatter already I already sort of look like a baby bump but my belly wasn't exactly fit beforehand LOL
Thoughts:
Can't wait for my home birth! I think it *may* be twins!

 


I'm trying to eat paleo, too, so I'll be interested to see how your experience is going.

 

Name: ambermae

Weeks/Days along: 5 weeks 3 days

Appointments: None yet, but I think I'll make a confirmation appointment with my midwives just to have an opportunity to ask some questions. There may be a chance that my BMI will risk me out of a birth center birth so I might need to interview hospital midwives.

Symptoms: I was feeling pretty good for the past week but this morning I had a bit of a scare. I started spotting and got a major cramp that has mostly gone away. I also felt ill and like I couldn't regulate my body temperature. After a good amount of rest, food, and water I feel a lot better.

Food: I had resolved to start the paleo diet the day I took my test and rather than toss it I figured I'd try it out anyway. I just modified it to include dairy. I'm hungry every couple of hours and can't eat much at a sitting, which will be something to get used to.

Exercise: Some weights at home, walks in the neighborhood, and I'd like to start swimming regularly.

Body changes and other milestones: Nothing yet. I'm a little worried that I'm never going to show because I'm overweight already. 

Thoughts: I'm still really concerned about mc because it took us so darn long to get pregnant. I just wish I could tell everyone. My mom will be so happy! She has been wanting grandkids for 16 years. Unfortunately for her I didn't get married until 3 years ago. 

 

post #31 of 103

Yep.  Homebirth after 3 c/s. It was awesome!!!

 

My first c/s was due to malpresentation (OP) after pushing for 3 hours after an induction at 37 weeks for PUPPS (a pregnancy induced rash that sucks!) He was 7lbs 8oz 

My second was due to a VBAC ban. 6lbs 9 oz

My 3rd was with a doc who at 39 weeks threatened to drop me from his practice if I didn't consent to a c/s. He had promised me he'd let me "try" a VBAC.  I was new in the area and didn't know what else to do. 8lbs 6 oz

 

I found a midwife who was willing to practice outside regulations for our state to let me VBAC. She believed in me and believed that I could do it. And she told me so at every appointment. DH was on board with the HBAC after I showed him the statistics of a repeat c/s vs a VBAC. (The risk really isn't that much bigger after multiple c/s). I really didn't think I was in labor until my water broke and the baby was born an hour later...the midwife came about 15 minutes after the baby did. :) I have a much more detailed birth story here... http://www.birthstoriesondemand.com/consecutive/2011/1/27/erins-journey-to-a-healing-birth.html

 

So yeah...HBA3C means homebirth after 3 c/s. And it was totally awesome!! :) 

 

post #32 of 103

sosurreal - I read in on one of th emany websites I have visited to avoid undercooked meat as well.  I think it's because of the foodborne illness stuff Reno is talking about as well.  So I am avoiding those, also!  It also advised to avoid hot dogs.. which is probably a great idea always hahah!

post #33 of 103
Thread Starter 

mama4peace, that is awesome!  I love hemp stuff.  I love working at home, too although it sometimes gets crazy and is sometimes hard to separate the mama life from the work life. But I really love it...

 

babycatcher, I love reading birth stories!  And am going to read yours right now.  :) 

 

My last baby (#4) was born in a hospital with a midwife (I have never had a homebirth) and it was great.  It is possible to have a natural birth in a hospital.  I tend to be a worrier, so I kind of like being in the hospital. 

 

But--I had huge huge anxiety about getting there and having my other children properly cared for.  They were at my brother's house (he lives super close), but still.  I worried about getting them there safely, and having them be away from me and their dad.  So part of my reasoning for having a homebirth is that then I wouldn't have to worry about getting them anywhere.  Sure I might need someone to come and hang with them... but I don't know.  My oldest son will be 11... is that too old to see his mama like that? 

 

 

post #34 of 103
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Originally Posted by babycatcher12 View Post

Yep.  Homebirth after 3 c/s. It was awesome!!!

 

My first c/s was due to malpresentation (OP) after pushing for 3 hours after an induction at 37 weeks for PUPPS (a pregnancy induced rash that sucks!) He was 7lbs 8oz 

My second was due to a VBAC ban. 6lbs 9 oz

My 3rd was with a doc who at 39 weeks threatened to drop me from his practice if I didn't consent to a c/s. He had promised me he'd let me "try" a VBAC.  I was new in the area and didn't know what else to do. 8lbs 6 oz

 

I found a midwife who was willing to practice outside regulations for our state to let me VBAC. She believed in me and believed that I could do it. And she told me so at every appointment. DH was on board with the HBAC after I showed him the statistics of a repeat c/s vs a VBAC. (The risk really isn't that much bigger after multiple c/s). I really didn't think I was in labor until my water broke and the baby was born an hour later...the midwife came about 15 minutes after the baby did. :) I have a much more detailed birth story here... http://www.birthstoriesondemand.com/consecutive/2011/1/27/erins-journey-to-a-healing-birth.html

 

So yeah...HBA3C means homebirth after 3 c/s. And it was totally awesome!! :) 

 

 

That is awesome that you found such a good, supportive midwife.
 

 

post #35 of 103

Well store bought meat sure, but if it's fresh meat from a local farm I don't see any issue. Just my 2cents.gif

post #36 of 103

Reno, DP is due november 8th. So she's like 32 weeks now. She just started month 8 of pregnancy! Its crazy how fast her pregnancy is going. I'm sure mine will feel so slowly

post #37 of 103

Man, I feel like I got hit by a mac truck today. yesterday I was 5 weeks and I am SO freaking tired!!!! Anyone else have exhaustion kicking their ass?

post #38 of 103

me me me! Its only 12:45 and I'm ready for a nap. I think I'm going to treat myself and take one too! 

post #39 of 103


YES! Take FULL advantage :) Hubby is home today, so I might nap as well. I keep falling asleep sitting up. LOL

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me me me! Its only 12:45 and I'm ready for a nap. I think I'm going to treat myself and take one too! 



 

post #40 of 103

Yes! I feel like I wake up tired. 

 

I've been told to make sure I'm getting enough iron, and I know I'm not. I just can't keep the damn pills down. I'm going to try the Flintstones vitamins, and if that doesn't stay down I guess I'll have to start eating Spinach like popeye.

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