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post #61 of 103

This might be a very silly question but how do you create a "signature" line???? I love reading everyone's- they are so cute!

post #62 of 103
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Originally Posted by LinnieThree View Post

This might be a very silly question but how do you create a "signature" line???? I love reading everyone's- they are so cute!



I think we have to wait until we are no longer new members, but then you can click on your name (either in a message, or in the upper right) and there is an option under profile to create a signature.  I've tried a few times, and it just says my profile isn't public until I've been active for a bit longer in the forums. ....

post #63 of 103
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oh, and my goodness. the morning sickness has started.... suddenly hit me today.... and of course it doesn't just last in the morning but .all. day. long.

post #64 of 103

The nausea hit me today... ugh!! Filling my tummy up helps.  So I am going to try to keep my tummy full!  This is exactly how my mom was, with no actual m/s just nausea, so hopefully this is the extent of it for me, too!

post #65 of 103

Ugh. That was not fun. I had to inject my first progesterone shot in my butt tonight. Dh is terrified of needles so he couldn't do it but was there to help.  I had a hard time stabbing myself "like a dart" (as the directions said) and then once it's in, you're to pull back a little on the syringe to check for blood. Well, looking in the mirror and backwards, I couldn't figure out what to pull and kept pulling the part that was stable. So there I am, with a 2 inch needle in my butt and dh and I are both pulling the syringe at a part that doesn't even pull.  Needless to say, the needle was moving quite a bit.  I couldn't balance either. I was trying not to put any weight on the side I was injecting into but since we were twisting around so much, I'm sure I tightened the muscle a lot. I think I'm going to try it lying down next time.  I finally injected  it and then took it out and it was bleeding a fair amount. My butt is killing me already. The nurse said it might hurt tomorrow but since it was so rough I'm already sore.  I'm also worried since I couldn't check if there was blood when I pulled it out that I put it in a vein, which you're not supposed to do because then you put too much directly into the bloodstream. I can't believe I have to sit on this butt like this - it's already burning and feels bruised. And I have to do this again on Saturday!

post #66 of 103
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Originally Posted by forestmushroom View Post

oh, and my goodness. the morning sickness has started.... suddenly hit me today.... and of course it doesn't just last in the morning but .all. day. long.


Yikes! This was me last pregnancy. All. Day. Long. !!! I'm so nervous that this pregnancy will have such bad ms as well...and, honestly, I have no idea how I'd deal with the two year old then! Do you have any other children?

 

I found rice, very salty, with tomatoes was the ONLY thing I could handle when the nausea was at it's worst. Oh, and lemon tea was a LIFESAVER!

post #67 of 103
Name: Teresa
Weeks: 6 Weeks tomorrow
Appointments: Had betas at 14 DPO (38) and 17 DPO (177). Have my first u/s and check-up with my OB a week from today (Thursday)
Symptoms: Nausea on and off, sore boobs, tired, etc.
Food: No aversions or cravings yet, seems to be ok. Had nausea when I was hungry last pregnancy, hoping to keep that at bay.
Exercise: 3x a week Pilates & yoga that I hope to keep up! Walking everyday.
Body changes: We'll say 'pouchy', but could be that I don't want to suck it in anymore like someone else said smile.gif
Thoughts: Frankly, scared to death. We've been trying for a long time, basically ever since we were allowed to. Our Dr is obviously going to watch us like a hawk and I will be induced at 37 weeks due to the medical condition that they believe caused the stillbirth (choleostasis).

I hesitate to make anything of my betas, but this is my first time having them done. Do any veterans have any insight on mine? They didn't have me do a third draw, but I would have liked to!

Callie, nice to 'see' you over here. Sorry to read about your first progesterone shot experience. I'm taking Prometrium. I hope the next shot goes better and your bum heals fast!
post #68 of 103
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I have 4 children!  My youngest is 21 months.  I hate having to get my older kids from school.... that seems to be the worst time.

 

CallieOllie!  OMG, that sounds so hard!  Hang in there! I think your husband needs to get over his fear of needles really quickly and help ;)

 

Hi Teresa, welcome! 

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Yikes! This was me last pregnancy. All. Day. Long. !!! I'm so nervous that this pregnancy will have such bad ms as well...and, honestly, I have no idea how I'd deal with the two year old then! Do you have any other children?

 

I found rice, very salty, with tomatoes was the ONLY thing I could handle when the nausea was at it's worst. Oh, and lemon tea was a LIFESAVER!



 

post #69 of 103

Dang m/s & utter exhaustion is making it hard to do anything.  Spent the morning laying in bed after horrible puking & diarhea.  Why do I have both?  Crazy.  Usually protein helps me get stabilized again so I ate a fried egg sandwich for lunch.  Fingers crossed that it works because I have a ton of errands to run and piano teaching this afternoon.  *sigh*  Then heading off for a girls weekend tomorrow-Saturday and I really want to feel well for that!

post #70 of 103

Name: Shannon
Weeks/Days along: 6 weeks 3 days
Appointments: First appt on the 26th, can't wait!
Symptoms: BLOATING, tired, some nausea
Food: Craving some tuna for some reason?
Exercise: Doing some walking and hoping to add additional exercise like yoga and light running
Body changes and other milestones: Big boobs!
Thoughts: This is baby #2 for me and I'm so excited our family will be growing! I can't wait to hear the heartbeat at the appt coming up :)

post #71 of 103

omg Callie!!! You poor thing! Does it have to be a shot? I needed progesterone with DS2 and I just took pills. I couldn't imagine having to inject something into my butt!!! eek!

 

TandN, I got betas drawn also - 13dpo: 69, 18dpo: 543, 20dpo: 1602....and I don't know what to make of them either except don't stress over them. I was such a wreck because after my 2nd draw, the nurse seemed worried and not at all optimistic. Then, after my 3rd draw she said it was ok and i didn't need a 4th. I was like ack why did you worry me for nothing?! From my days of staring at betabase.com and googling, I think yours look awesome :-) 
 

Janelle, sorry the nausea finally got to you and shastalily, geez, sounds like you got it bad!! hug2.gif


Shannon, congrats on baby #2 - I get to see the heartbeat at my apt on the 26th as well! 11 more days! :-) 

 

I think I might be coming down with something. Not surprising since all of my students are constantly coughing on me if not drooling on the table or spitting in my face. I might try to see kids outside at the picnic tables instead of in my tiny classroom tomorrow :-) 

 

post #72 of 103

Thought maybe this would be a good place to introduce myself.  I'm new to the mothering.com community, but was a big fan of the magazine. 

 

Name: Joli
Weeks/Days along:  Just over 5 weeks (EDD May 15)
Appointments:  first ultrasound and appointment with a NP on 9/28
Symptoms:  a little of everything, but manageable.  Queasiness, hunger, headaches, sore BBS(!)
Food:  more aversions at this point
Exercise:  a lot - I taught Group Fitness regularly before my DS arrived 11/21/09, now subbing and staying up on aerobics, weights, yoga, and running...and a lot of running around after my not yet 2 yo
Body changes and other milestones:  tired and bloated...pretty exciting.

Thoughts:  Excited and nervous.  I miscarried twins three years ago and this pregnancy lines up almost to the day of that drawn out, difficult experience.  The ultrasound will be a big relief.  I'm still nursing DS - he's stepped up the neediness big time since just before the test came up positive.  Kind of excited and nervous about the whole nursing during pregnancy/tandem nursing thing, too.  Looks like it's gonna be a busy year.
 

post #73 of 103
Thanks, MeredithA! Yours look so much higher compared to mine :/. But I guess everyone is different! I'm sorry about the way that nurse worried you! Seems completely unnecessary!
post #74 of 103

I am in my 5th week, and just found out I am preggo on Sunday. I had started running in July, and am wondering if it is safe to continue. I really enjoy it, but have seen mixed feelings about this topic. What is "fatigued"... sweating and tired.... or so tired you can't move? Help!

post #75 of 103

Welcome everyone!!! joy.gif Yay for BFPs!

 

I have been having headaches lately, I am breaking out SO BADLY, and I am nauseous all day long (thankfully no vomit) I am so tired too...

 

So I went to Wal mart today and they had organic onsies on sale (Faded Glory) for $1.50! Score. I can not believe I actually bought one but hey for $1.50 you can't go wrong right? I got a blue star one...

post #76 of 103
Maggiemae, I played soccer for the first few weeks of my pregnancy last time. My OB said physical activity is great as long as your heart rate doesn't rise above a certain level (can't remember what that is, sorry!). I know there are women who run a lot while they are preggo, so think the key is to keep your heart rate from sky-rocketing!
post #77 of 103

Yep, I play kickball (yep, they have adult kickball leagues orngtongue.gif) and I plan to continue through the end of this season. Physical exercise is great when pregnant as long as you feel good. Obviously don't push yourself too hard, maggie, but running should be ok :-)

 

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Originally Posted by TandN View Post

Maggiemae, I played soccer for the first few weeks of my pregnancy last time. My OB said physical activity is great as long as your heart rate doesn't rise above a certain level (can't remember what that is, sorry!). I know there are women who run a lot while they are preggo, so think the key is to keep your heart rate from sky-rocketing!


 

post #78 of 103

Nice to you too TandN. I like it over here!!

 

I did progesterone pills inserted vaginally with my last pregnancy/miscarriage and started them again with this one. I started taking them 3 dpo and have continued but because my levels were so low even while on the pills, he felt that I needed shots this time. I'm already dreading doing it again. I can't imagine it will be as bad this time since now we know which part of it to pull (duh!?) but I still haven't figured out how to stand/lie and twist around to do it without tightening my butt muscle.  My butt is bruised and killing me today!  I really don't think dh will be able to do it. I think he'll try because he wants to help, but I can see him getting freaked out halfway and jumping and injecting it into my hip instead or something crazy. I am more nervous at the thought of him doing it than me doing it!  lol!

post #79 of 103

 

Name: layne
Weeks/Days along: 7 weeks, give or take a day or so
Appointments: positive test at dr.'s office today, referred for prenatal but have to wait for medicaid.
Symptoms: boobs.  Maybe I should say bOObs.  also, I nap like a champ these days.
Food: mushrooms and seafood
Exercise: I was lifting heavy and doing other bodyweight strengthwork and walking.  Now I am walking and not sure whether to keep lifting for a while or cut back to just the bodyweight stuff (yoga, nyc ballet dvds, methode naturelle type stuff).
Body changes and other milestones: um, bOObs.  I look like I have a belly sometimes but I am pretty sure it is gas since I haven't gained any weight yet.
Thoughts: I gained 50 pounds at least with each of my earlier pregnancies and would like NOT to do that again, but as long as I am eating well and staying active, I am going to try not to stress.  When I was younger, it was easier to take getting back into a size 4 for granted.  Right now I am terrified that this pregnancy will leave me looking my age, which I know should not horrify me but it does.



 

post #80 of 103

I feel oddly normal.

I was hoping for a little morning sickness.

I'd prefer it!

Been thinking "sticky thoughts", because of my MC history.

 

I am doing a pregnancy meditation & acupuncture.  

Otherwise, I am a pretty low intervention girl.

And I did dream we had another UC.

 

Hopeful.

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