Edited by birdie.lee - 5/9/13 at 7:36am
andaluza: No more blood tests till I go to my Dr on 1/9. I guess she felt confident with my progesterone and betas. Although I wish she has tested my progesterone with my 2nd betas!
Rainbow: That's what I'm doing... justtt taking it easy! Lol. You should check with your Dr. about the red raspberry leaf tea. I was taking that as well prior to my BFP, but she said I had to absolutely stop taking it now. Apparently it's also associated with miscarriage in early pregnancy because of what it does to your uterus. But it's good for late pregnancy! I also had to cut out my Vitamin C, and coQ10. She said I should still be taking my prenatals (I take Rainbow Light just once) and fish oil (I take New Chapter) and B6 and B12 (those I just have CVS brand, but when those are done, I'll be switching to a better quality vitamin!)
tank: What a sweet pic!! AWWWW!!
AFM: I'm doing okay... And as I said, had some brown CM on Friday-Saturday and a little yesterday so my Dr said no zumba, sex, heavy lifting or anything till my appt on 1/9. I GUESS I'm okay with just lounging around Lol. I haven't noticed any today so far, and yesterday was barely anything. Definitely nothing that I even notice in my undies, just when I wiped... so that makes me feel confident it really was just hormonal changes. Hope you all had a great holiday!
I could use some advice/experience sharing. I've had a bad few days (good holidays but tough physically). After a 4-hour road trip Friday I didn't sleep Friday night, napped half the day Saturday, slept slightly better Sat night and drove home Sun morning early. Felt really run down Sunday. Slept fine Sunday night, napped in the morning on Monday but felt funny, fine Monday night. Good sleep last night but today I have a really unhappy gut. I'm nauseous and can't stand the idea of eating. I have trouble standing for a long time before feeling exhausted (throughout the weekend).
Am I sick? Is it the travel? Just another set of pregnancy symptoms?
Hey Boots! Glad that your mood is better. Its been a couple days so your u/s is closer! (Although I know it feels like its going slow...) I lost the book suggestions, so thanks for the reminder. Amazon was in overdrive. I ordered presents for my sisters kids on the 18th and had all but one before the 24th. As for m/s, I agree - so not the case. My mom was the exact opposite as well - she didn't have m/s with me or my sister and was surprised how miserable my sister was during her pregnancy. I guess I'm like my mom - me and my sister are great. I have heard that too though and they say with multiples it supposed to be much worse...my worry-meter is low today so I will just be glad. (hope I'm not jinxing - my sister said she didn't get awful until 3rd tri) Sorry I have no body image help - DH is my help. He just tells me shut up when I comment on my size.
Thanks anda! If thats the case - I do get nausea attacks at times. (It counts Boots!) As for getting up early, I only do because I have to - rest is important. Family will understand.
Rosie - aww...Poor Mom. As for the new thread, I would help, but our home computer is still on the fritz. I hope I have as much energy as you did - all that work in one day. My house looks like Thing 1 & 2 went through it. (Not sure if you've seen Cat in the Hat) A complete MESS!
I think you did do a lot this past week and travel on top probably isn't a help. I'm glad your're resting and sorry I don't have any advice except to call dr. for the feeling funny just to be safe. I have noticed feeling rested is a little difficult, but can usually catch up with a good nights rest and naps.
Congrats to the new graduates! EricaF, Rainabow
CACountry - enjoy your break!
To all teachers - you are amazing!
Birdie!!!! - Yes ma-am! We will find out (if they cooperate) on Jan. 12th. I'm excited. A month has passed already! (There I go with the time flying...haha) Great job mama! 3 more pounds to love. Little L is adorable! Love the bib!
Caly - hope CA was wonderful!
Tank - handsome little man! Love the outfit!
Raven is beautiful Hykue!
Thanks for sharing ladies!
aaah, the baby pictures are just amazing. I am SO convinced that I'm having a boy, I think it is because it's a Bajingo tradition. Raven doesn't seem to mind being the only gorgeous girl!
Rosie, I hope you start feeling better.
Bel, Aaaaah, I am so excited for you to find out about your twinsies. MY SIL asked me when we told her if we were sure we had just one, when I mentioned clomid. Ha. Well, the actual probability of twins on Clomid isn't too too high, so I doubt it, but I don't think we can say no yet. It must be nerve wracking and exhilarating thinking about your two little beans.
MY U/S IS TOMORROW. OMG, why does today exist. I am so booooored and I've been up for an hour and don't want to eat and that's going to bite me soon. Don't know what to do. Start cleaning out the closet in the spare room? Go check out the closest baby consignment store? Try to find something to read and stay home until J gets home? Do some prep work for school (booo!)
Edited later: Ugh, I am getting so anxious about this damn ultrasound. I wish time would freaking function like normal. I'm so scared something is wrong for no good reason, except I don't "feel" as pregnant today as I have in the past few days. 21 hours.
Hi ladies! I haven't had much access to internet except on my phone, which is a pain for me to post. But I love the pictures of the adorable babes and hope that everyone is doing well!
Boots, I hope that everything goes really well today!! I still have a week and a day to wait. AAAAAhhhhhh.
So glad to hear you're feeling better, Rosie!
I've been trying to enforce some rest (or slowing down) with my family and today it has worked the best (dh and I took just one suitcase and ran out of clean clothes, so we can't go out until the laundry is done). But we got home from a trip to NYC at midnight last night, and the day itself was a little hectic (rainy but not cold, at least). It was still great to be in the city, as always.
Pumped to heart Boots' results and experience!!
Andaluza: I live like 50 minutes from NYC! Do you live close? It was insanityyyy out yesterday and last night. I thought my roof was gonna blow off. Haha.
Rosie: Luckyyyyy. I just ate a chicken salad sandwich on a bagel which sounded so appetizing and didddd taste good... now I wanna barf. Meat. Ew.
Okay, everything looks good. We heard the heartbeat via doppler (I guess?) and have new pics. She didn't even warn us she was going to let us hear the heartbeat, and the sound was there for a few seconds and then she was like "that was your baby's heartbeat." The annoying thing is that she didn't turn the screen to show us. I mean, J took the day off and she didn't even show us. I asked if we could see the heartbeat and she gave us a picture. Uh, yay. Anyway, this is the RE's office, they're pretty low tech or something, but I bet we could've seen the heartbeat. So we "graduated" from there, we have a rec for an OB practice, and hopefully we'll get to see more at the next U/S whenever that might be. When did you ladies have your next one after 8 weeks?
Whatever, I will quit my bitching, because my baby is healthy and that's what matters.
I asked my RE to look at my progesterone #s from before conception and then my HSG #s and figure the due date, instead of from LMP. I think I O'd late. She put me more at 7 weeks and that's how baby is measuring, so EDD would be around August 15.
Yay baby Boots!
So from what I've read, chance of miscarriage after hearing the heartbeat drops to 2%. What a relief!
We'll try to scan the pics eventually, but I'm warning you they're not too exciting ;)
Boots - I was hoping I would be able to post! (I was about to throw the computer out the window...) I am so glad you got to hear a heartbeat! I saw the flickers, but I admit when I first heard them I almost started crying. Funny how RE offices are different, sorry she was short. Anyway - CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!
So excited for you! Funny SIL mentioned multiples. Thanks for being excited with me! I did have a 'feeling' it would be twins although the RE thought I only had one ready to go. As for your gender prediction - Boys are awesome! I had a feeling for me it would be a girl and a boy, but I've had a couple dreams it was two boys. We will see! Bitch away - I want to rent a doppler so I can check on them daily, but DH think I'm already neurotic enough. My next u/s was the 12 week NT scan. U/s pics are always exciting!
And Boots - I am always scared too....but have to focus on enjoying it.
Rosie - Glad you are feeling a bit better. Kinda weird that food can be gross, but I'm with ya (I thought I would be eating like a pig.)
LoL Ericaf...I thought that would get better in the 2nd tri..I'm still sleepy.
Hi mommas! Hope all is well
Yayyyy, Boots!! I knewwww all was well
birdie: We have some names picked out! Ruby for a girl and Mackay (Mack for short) for a boy. I the name Leo, but my husband and his parentals are annoyinggggggggggggggggggggggggggg about it. They're Irish so they said I need an Irish name. Um. I'M NOT! I'm German and Norwegian so get a life! Besides that I love Scarlet and Harper. Not many boys names I like... I love Henry too (Boots!) but my hubs said he dislikes that more than Leo. Sighhhh.
AFM: Still . And how the heckkkk am I going to make it another flippin 2 weeks till an ultraound? Jesussssssssssssssss. They really need to come up with better methods of stalking your bebe. I also keep temping everyday which is pointless, but I just do. I find it odd that my temp has been a solid 98.4 for the past almost 9 days. I had the same steady temp of around 97.3 pre O. Don't our temps usually vary a bit? Weirdo body.