Bajingo Juice turned into a Bun in the Oven - TTC #1 in our 30's Graduates - Fall 2011 - Page 6
Thank you ladies!
Ramzubo - I ate cantaloupe, too! j/k I'll try not too.
RosieL - Thanks for the link! That it what the problem was, it was a deli style label so it didn't say if it was pasteurized. I just keep telling myself that women in other countries eat it for the whole 9 months and they are fine.
Thanks Living Sky! Exactly...will work on it.
Bel! Yay, I'm glad you're here! Looks like we'll be in the same DDC.
Thank you all so much for the book suggestions and the advice. Hearing that some of you were as worried in the beginning as I am is really helpful. It makes me feel less crazy. I have a tendency to interpret my fear as an omen. I have to keep reminding myself that the fact that I'm worried doesn't necessarily mean something is going to go wrong, as so many of the ladies here have proven! Hykue, thank you for being optimistic for me. That helps too.
Still haven't heard about the betas. I called the clinic yesterday, but they had left for the day (at 1:00 PM!). I left a message with the answering service and will call them again this morning if I don't hear back. I'm a little frustrated that nobody told me when I could expect to get the results or when to come back for a second draw. It doesn't inspire a lot of faith.
Got the results from Monday's blood work. My hCG was 15 and my progesterone was 8.1. I would expect the hCG to be low since I was only 10 DPO when I went in, but the progesterone scares me, especially since I'm already using suppositories.They want me to come in for another draw tomorrow. I asked if I could come in today since it's already been more than two days since my last draw, but they told me no. I am freaking out.
Bel!!!!! Congratulations! I can hardly believe it, this makes me so happy. My eyebrows are nearly at the roof with surprise and happiness that both you and Caly came here so close together, and I really really want to dance around and wiggle my bottom with happiness, but getting up is too hard. :) I've been eating feta throughout the pregnancy, as far as I can tell it's always pasteurized. Don't worry! Oh, I just want to hug you! Yay! I knew it would happen for you some day, and I'm glad that that day is now.
I keep hoping that Taxlady and Tickletoes and Boots will all show up too. I'm still hoping.
We're just one step away from having an insulated house, and just in the nick of time. The spray-foam guys are coming today. I'm really looking forward to lighting a fire and waking up with the house still at least moderately warm - that seems like a reasonable expectation for October, anyway. I'm still slowly accumulating the stuff to take to the hospital - I ordered nursing bras about a week ago and just tried them on last night - three out of four fit or are a bit big in the cups (which is what I was looking for). One was too small to get past my apparently linebacker-like shoulders. The car seats are finally in at the store in town, but they couldn't sell me one because the invoice hadn't come with them . . . should be ready by today at the latest. That's a relief, I was a little worried about how that would work out.
I've been having trouble sleeping some nights - usually I wake up and I'm too hungry to go back to sleep, but I still can't sleep even after I eat. Oh well, fortunately my schedule is pretty open.
Anyway, time to go, our insulation team has arrived!
Calycanth: I'm sorry that your numbers are scary . . . I wish I had some kind of insight to help you out, but I really don't. 10 dpo is really early, so I hope that that's all that's going on. Seems more likely to be okay since it has been a while since the initial blood draw and you're still pregnant. I hope you somehow find peace and relaxation today, and that your draw tomorrow shows great improvement.
Caly, try not too freak out. I went to my OB at around 25 dpo and they made me do a urine test. The thing took forever to come up and barely changed color. The nurse told me well you're pregnant, but just barely. She thought I was like 14 dpo or something and told me my hormone numbers must be low. Then they tried an ultrasound which showed nothing so that didn't help. Really wigged me out, but everything turned out fine. I think there is just a huge variable in the numbers. Good Luck for tomorrow!
Caly - I'm sorry you got numbers back but no explanation or support to go with them. :( They really shouldn't leave you hanging like that. I hope you get the next set of betas and they look great. :fingerscrossed: If not, then you have some really good new information. Thinking of you...
Caly - Just wanted to let you know I'm thinking of you and sending lots of prayers your way! I agree that the numbers can vary a lot early in pregnancy, so hopefully that's all it is. Keep us posted!
Bel - OMG!!!!! I am so stinking excited to see you here! Yay!!!!!
Hope everyone else is doing well... sorry for the lack of personals, just trying to get some stuff done while Jacob is sleeping.
It's been a crazy few weeks. A tip for after you have the baby - set some ground rules on visitors. The first few days were just so exhausting and overwhelming for me. We came home on a Thursday, which meant that over the weekend we were inundated with visitors. It drove me crazy! I told DH that he was in charge of getting people to leave, but he's too stinking nice. Luckily Jacob would always need to eat while people were over, and that would get them to leave. The thing that bothered me most is when people would say "Oh, he's sleeping, you should be sleeping too!" Well, how the heck do you expect me to sleep WHEN YOU ARE AT MY HOUSE! Ugh. I was hormonal too, so that didn't help at all. This week has been much better, with only my family visiting. I can sleep when my family is here, so they don't count as visitors. Anyway, that's my venting and tip for the day. Now I'm off to do laundry. ;)
Tear, oh my lord, thank you so much for telling me that. I was shocked when they told me my progesterone was an 8, seeing as I've been using suppositories every night for the past three weeks. And thank you all so much for your support. It's been a crappy afternoon.
Birdie, you are such a trooper. You have such a great attitude about the bed rest. I'm so glad to hear that your appointment went well and everything looks good!
Val, I plan to enforce a "No Visitors" (no family, anyway - ours are all out-of-state and we'd have to host them - I can't imagine doing that and getting used to caring for a newborn!) rule for the first couple of weeks. I hope you're able to get some rest soon as I'm sure you need it.
Wow Tear, what crucial information! Makes me so about Caly's docs/nurses not OFFERING this information up front. ARG. In any case, what a good thing to hear!
I had a midwife appointment today. Two hours. The first hour we talked about stuff that's been bugging me for a while that may play into the pregnancy (tinea versicolor, a persistent cough, etc.). Then lots of medical history, more chatting, some heartbeat-listening (man it sounds fast, but only 160!), BP-taking, etc. I LOVE LOVE LOVE my midwives. They have such calm and relaxing vibes. I think they're perfect for their profession as far as I know so far. I'm filled with happy during and after my visits. :) Next visit is community care, where they do the regular checks (fundus, heartbeat, BP, etc) but with all the mamas due in the same month there. So, you get to meet the other mamas, ask questions, etc. I'm looking forward to asking about pediatricians and local resources, as most of the moms are not doing this for their first time. Happy happy happy.
That community thing sounds really cool rosie! I wish my midwives did that. I don't know any other pregnant women in my area.
Yay Bel! Congrats!
AFM: bummed out. My BP has been creeping up and I have been put on partial bedrest for the weekend. I am really worried. I don't really know what it could lead to being full term and having high BP and I am afraid to look it up because I know it will worry me more. I am going in again on Mon to check it again to see where it is. I am nervous and I know that isn't helping the situation at all. Also my midwife thinks wolverine feels big. Not suprising since my DP is tall and has a tall family. I just want him to hurry up and come out so I can stop worrying.
I didn't get many instructions other than don't really do anything this weekend. No house cleaning etc. I need to lay down for bed for 10 hrs and take 2 long naps each day. She said it might be stress related and to not do anything too stressful either. I am just worried mostly that it is going to effect the baby or that I wil be put on actual bedrest the rest of my pregnancy which seems impossible to deal with. I am home alone all day and have 2 very active needy dogs. My DP also doesn't drive so I need to bring him to and from work and I can't send him out to get groceries or anything.
Birdie I could imagine that it would be really hard to sleep at night without being active during the day. I really envy you for being able to deal with bedrest. Even the threat of it is really freaking me out.
Yah being able to have an excuse not to clean or do anything in theory sounds awesome. I am just feeling a lot of pressure now because it is the end of the line and because I had been working so much I don't have anything done. I was just starting to get things caught up. DP was compalining this morning (to himslef not to me or at me) about not having any clean long sleeved shirts and I almost lost it. I am trying to stay calm but I took it super hard because I know that I need to catch up with laundry and such and now I am not supposed to do much! I also have issues with telling my DP what to do. Now I pretty much have to because it is up to him to do the things that need to get done this weekend without my help for the most part. I guess I just like being really self sufficient and productive and it drives me crazy to not be.