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post #21 of 61

Name: Alissa

Weeks/Days along: 8 weeks

Appointments: Finally got the okay to transfer back to the midwives I had ds with rather than OB/GYN's and oncologists! Wooohooo!

Symptoms: I am so tired!  I've been napping every day with ds instead of cleaning or doing something else productive. (: The cramping seems to be gone though, but the wacky dreams have started!

Food: food smells bad, sounds bad, tastes bad.

Exercise: Walking a lot.  Chasing my 2 year old around.

Body changes and other milestones: None really, my pants are getting snug, but not too bad yet.

Thoughts:  I feel like I can relax a little bit now and start getting excited about this new baby!  Also, thank the Lord it isn't twins. (My little sisters are fraternal twins and have been praying every night that I would have twins too!)

post #22 of 61

 

Name: maryam

Weeks/Days along: 8w 4d

Appointments: first midwife appointment on Friday

Symptoms: same old - nausea, lots of aversions and cravings, really tired, difficulty concentrating, some anxiety now that classes have started. bloating!

Food: I got a whopping one serving of veggies today. I normally get at least 6. I'm annoyed with myself.

Exercise: still walking a ton - at least 5 miles a day. not hydrating enough though. haven't gone for a swim yet :(

Body changes and other milestones: my boobs have stopped growing and have settled at 32F for now (two cup sizes larger than normal) and I hope it doesn't change too much more. also, every time I look in the mirror I feel really big but I know that I'm not since the same clothes fit. the hormones are making me see things differently.

 

Thoughts: I have mild hypothyroidism and I think the pregnancy is putting even more stress on my thyroid. my OB upped my dose and I finally got the script filled today, so hopefully some of my worsening symptoms will get better. I'm also worried about the baby, but I suspect things will be fine because my problem is fairly mild and I was already medicated. even though I saw that beautiful heartbeat on the ultrasound on Friday, I'm still scared that I'm going to miscarry. my dad has excitedly told family and friends, and I know it's going to be fine, and I'm not usually superstitious, but I feel like it's sort of jinxing the pregnancy. like it would really suck to have to explain to these people I'm not too close with if there is a problem. but my chances of miscarrying are really low, right?

post #23 of 61
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Originally Posted by layne View Post

 

II'm too 

OMG, THE SENSITIVITY TO SMELLS! (I have been begging my family to all wear masks in the morning so I can't smell their breath



This one is totally me too. I was standing with someone at work doing training and she had coffee breath. I stood as far away as possible and pretended to be really interested in something the other direction if she turned towards me. I felt so rude but the other option was to start gagging which would probably be way more offensive to her.

 

Days/weeks: 8 w 3 d

Appointments: October 13, meeting the midwife

Symptoms: smells, nausea (not so terrible, mostly just in the mornings and I don't throw up or feel awful just borderline). Baby brain already (I can't remember how to spell super basic words and keep making mistakes I'd never make before. Serious, serious food aversions still, exhaustion, water retention... erm, that's about it. It sounds terrible to write it all out but overall I'd say I'd feel really good. As long as I'm careful not to look/think about food that makes me feel gross and eat minimally in the morning I'm about perfect. I guess?

Food: I want junk. Candy, fried food, processed, artificial, fake. I try to get healthier versions (pizza? Make my own. Kraft Mac n Cheese? Buy the organic real cheese no fake stuff kind. Candy? Get stuff from the health food store again, better sugars and no artifical colours or flavours.) The only thing I can't make marginally better is my grilled cheese with processed cheese slices. It MUST be the Kraft variety orange cheese or it's inedible.

Body changes: definitely showing in the evenings now or after I eat a really big meal, but otherwise normal. Can still button my pants (yay!)

Thoughts: Ermmmmm.... I don't know. I'm really excited about this baby. I was watching the kids eat breakfast and thinking, in about 2 years from now we'll have another sitting eating breakfast at the table with us, making weird faces and sharing oatmeal. Gives me a lovely warm feeling.

 

 

post #24 of 61
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Originally Posted by maryamrose View Postbut my chances of miscarrying are really low, right?


From what I've read/heard, yes. Once there's a heartbeat the chances drop way down.

post #25 of 61

 

Name: Jessica

Weeks/Days along: 7 Weeks 2 days

Appointments: none this week! YAY!

Symptoms: nausea is still going strong. Just when I think I have conquered it, I get it back three times worse. It's on and off all day. Food aversions.

Food: salad and soup

Exercise:still on bed rest :(

Body changes and other milestones: starting to get a little rounder. Have been in maternity pants and yoga pants for awhile now!

Thoughts: I am still hanging in there. Trying to get my 8 month old on a schedule is a nightmare. I have to have her on a schedule before this baby gets here or I will get NO sleep at night! She is still waking every 4 hours at night :(

post #26 of 61

Sigh.  I hear you on the sleep thing.  Two nights in a row I have gotten so little sleep.  My heart is racing, my eyes burn, I feel extra sick...I am SO tired.  My 12mo old has always been a terrible sleeper.  (Like, awake at least once an hour most nights.  Occasionally I'll get a 3 hour stretch.)  And I am about to implode.  I don't know how long I can do this.  Dh is really, really busy at work right now, and has to go in early and stay late.  I can't nap because of my other children.  But...I'm thinking I'm about to use a TV babysitter in a bit.  Something has got to give.

post #27 of 61

From the ultrasound at the hospital last night, it turns out I am 6 weeks, 1 day.  There was a heartbeat but they could also see bleeding.  I am waiting and hoping and praying for that to stop and to keep the baby in there.

post #28 of 61
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Originally Posted by Just1More View Post

Sigh.  I hear you on the sleep thing.  Two nights in a row I have gotten so little sleep.  My heart is racing, my eyes burn, I feel extra sick...I am SO tired.  My 12mo old has always been a terrible sleeper.  (Like, awake at least once an hour most nights.  Occasionally I'll get a 3 hour stretch.)  And I am about to implode.  I don't know how long I can do this.  Dh is really, really busy at work right now, and has to go in early and stay late.  I can't nap because of my other children.  But...I'm thinking I'm about to use a TV babysitter in a bit.  Something has got to give.


I've done it before, when DD was little I used to let her watch Nick Jr. or Playhouse Disney while a dozed on the couch.  I was right there and of course I made sure she was safe before laying down (doors closed, messy or dangerous items put up, etc.).  I never got into such a deep sleep that I didn't wake up very easily so I felt comfortable doing it.

 

If you have Netflix instant you can really control what they watch and don't have to worry about something questionable coming on while you're napping.  You can even show them how to start the next episode.  ;)  I'm pretty sure they're still giving away a free month of membership too, if you don't already have it.  That might get you through this hump.  :)


 

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Originally Posted by layne View Post

From the ultrasound at the hospital last night, it turns out I am 6 weeks, 1 day.  There was a heartbeat but they could also see bleeding.  I am waiting and hoping and praying for that to stop and to keep the baby in there.


Praying for you and your little one!

 

post #29 of 61

Thanks, BubbleMa.

 

When dd3 took her morning nap, I sent my two big kids outside, and cuddled my 2 yo under a blanket on the couch and we watched some scholastic books on video.  Well, she watched them...I dozed.  And now?  My 6 is reading, my 2 and 1yos are asleep, and ds...is being reasonably quiet.  So, good night! :)  (and only 4.5hours until dh is home.  Hurrah!)

post #30 of 61


Aww, keeping you in my prayers -- hoping this little one sticks! I keep hearing that once you see the heartbeat, chances of miscarriage drop a lot, so keep staying positive! 

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Originally Posted by layne View Post

From the ultrasound at the hospital last night, it turns out I am 6 weeks, 1 day.  There was a heartbeat but they could also see bleeding.  I am waiting and hoping and praying for that to stop and to keep the baby in there.



 

post #31 of 61

Thank you all for the kind words and prayers.   I really appreciate them and I think they are working.   The bleeding seems to have stopped.  DP insisted on taking us out for steak tonight (I have been craving beef and usually listen to that craving because I have anemia problems and eating instinctively seems to help with them quite a bit) and the kids and I all had a good, relaxed time and I am feeling a little better.  The bleeding seems to have stopped, and when dd heard that the baby might be in trouble, she admitted she would be sad if I lost him/her.  This is the first time she has said anything positive about the pregnancy, so it made me feel a lot better.  She has been really angry at me for being pregnant lately.   It would be so nice if she stays welcoming, to this new spirit, but I am not going to get too hung up on a teenager's emotions since they may change a few more times this week. 

I have to tell my boss I am out until monday.  That will not be fun.

post #32 of 61
5 weeks today, it's weird to keep seeing everyone talking about being SO much further along than me, but I'm due right at the end of the month, so there it is!

Totally exhausted today. For some reason last night I didn't fall asleep at my usual-when-preggers time, 9pm, and stayed awake until midnight watching Terra Nova (it sucked, but it has dinosaurs, so we watched it). That was a little too late, but at least I slept through the night instead of waking up and laying there for an hour or two.So I don't know if I am tired because I stayed up late, or if pregnancy is really hitting me. I am definitely getting the short breath and dizziness when getting up today, so maybe the latter.

Also coached my daughters' robotics team today, which was a little exhausting, mainly because of one particularly awful kid.
post #33 of 61

thedenverduo - I'm right there with you in the "thank god it's not twins" club. I think my husband was a little disappointed, but that's because he's crazy.

 

just1more - I think there's a difference between using some TV time to let you get some much needed rest versus letting the TV raise your kids. Don't worry, none of us will judge you if you pull up some Yo Gabba Gabba and take a nap.

Although truthfully that show freaks me out.

 

layne - Hopefully your teenager will come to terms with things over time. I forget, how old are your other children?

 

afm, I've got my first interview/meeting with a midwife next week and I'm really excited. We're planning a hospital birth but she does a lot of homebirths so I'm hoping we can get the best of both worlds.

 

I also had a scare today at the physical therapists office. When I started doing my exercises, which are really really low intensity - they're really just stretches - I almost blacked out twice. Then I felt really dizzy, hot, and disoriented. I felt a little better after sitting on the tile floor in the bathroom for a minute, and they checked my blood pressure to make sure I was OK and offered to get a nurse. The good news is it hasn't happened since. I guess if you're going to pass out, a hospital is pretty much the best place to do it.

post #34 of 61
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Originally Posted by KM84 View Post

 

just1more - I think there's a difference between using some TV time to let you get some much needed rest versus letting the TV raise your kids. Don't worry, none of us will judge you if you pull up some Yo Gabba Gabba and take a nap.

Although truthfully that show freaks me out.

 

I also had a scare today at the physical therapists office. When I started doing my exercises, which are really really low intensity - they're really just stretches - I almost blacked out twice. Then I felt really dizzy, hot, and disoriented. I felt a little better after sitting on the tile floor in the bathroom for a minute, and they checked my blood pressure to make sure I was OK and offered to get a nurse. The good news is it hasn't happened since. I guess if you're going to pass out, a hospital is pretty much the best place to do it.

 

We're doing a lot of magic school bus and Little Bear here. It's probably terrible that Nigella has some episodes of LB memorized :/ - although she has a phenomenal memory for spoken words and songs, so maybe it's natural? I tell myself MSB is educational, and LB fosters imagination (they're doing a lot of pretend fishing and flying these days!)

 

I've had a few dizzy spells too- nothing that bad, that would definitely scare me a bit too! I've had to sit down or take a break for a few seconds after climbing stairs or bending over until I feel alright again. With my first I was told it was normal due to rapidly expanding blood volume, same with my heart palpitations.

 

Totally OT- but why the heck have they been doing street sweeping/washing every day for the last three days this close to winter, where they just salt and gravel the roads like mad? They went up the road 4 times yesterday that I noticed, same amount the day before, and have already gone by once today.
 

 

post #35 of 61

Thanks for the support!  Dh took her from 2 to 6 this morning so I could get a decent chunk of sleep.  She didn't sleep any better for him...

 

And, don't worry...there will never, EVER be ANY Yo Gabba Gabba in this house. ;-)

 

(My kids did watch all the available episodes of Blues Clues on netflix during my last pregnancy, though.  They had chicken pox, and we just sat on the couch eating fruit loops and vitamin c laced orange juice.  It was actually pretty fun. :-) )

post #36 of 61

Am I the only one that loves Yo Gabba Gabba??  DD is too old to enjoy it now, but it's my favorite kids' show.  They have the best music on that show, and the best celebrity appearances.

 

Seriously:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ip7wGm6v3gk (I couldn't find a clip from the actual show)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-fmg_OYn6IA&feature=fvst

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=veN2gyCEj8s

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCiywlKzzSM

 

 

Okay, I'll stop now.  lol

post #37 of 61



I totally love Yo Gabba Gabba! Sometime during this last week, The Killers were the musical guest and I was all "Ohemgee is that The Killers"? Pretty wicked!!! We have the tv on in the background a lot during the day. I also play with my kids all day. Sometimes we cuddle and watch the shows and talk about the shows (so many shows are interactive now) and sometimes the kids snuggle together and watch a show while I get enough quiet time to make dinner. Sometimes we turn it off for a little peace and quiet. I am totally relaxed about tv. My kids have learned some amazing things from tv and if it is used as a learning tool to accompany what we are teaching them and what they are learning in school, then we are using the technology to our advantage. I am not a huge tv fan (I am a reader and I love movies) but DH and I usually watch something educational when the kids are in bed. We watched an amazing show about Pharmacists/Chemists in the Victorian Age the other night. You should have seen what they gave babies to make them quiet at that time... Opium for babies as young as 1 month so the mom could get work done and make money for the family!!! YAY tv- I am glad I learned about that the other night:)

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Originally Posted by BubbleMa View Post

Am I the only one that loves Yo Gabba Gabba??  DD is too old to enjoy it now, but it's my favorite kids' show.  They have the best music on that show, and the best celebrity appearances.

 

Seriously:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ip7wGm6v3gk (I couldn't find a clip from the actual show)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-fmg_OYn6IA&feature=fvst

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=veN2gyCEj8s

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCiywlKzzSM

 

 

Okay, I'll stop now.  lol



 

post #38 of 61

WHOA!  I am finally going to have an excuse to watch Yo Gabba Gabba!  My kids are way too old for it (9 & 12) so I have only caught a few glimpses but I LOVE that guy!

post #39 of 61

I don't have any kids so don't know anything about these shows, but I was at someone's house and I saw one of my favorite bands Aquabats playing on that show and I was like WHOA what is with this kids show??  I am glad there are some good kids shows out there that parents like.. I know that soon I will have to watch these kids shows and I am notorious for disliking kids shows and movies..

 

 

I am now listening to the songs on your link Bubble LOL and I am totally into them!

post #40 of 61

Yay!  I'm glad I'm not the only Ya Gabba Gabba fan.  :)  I'm also glad we're not the only family with the tv on almost all day.  Most of the time it's Travel, History, Discovery, Animal Planet, etc. and it's just background noise.  But I do let DD watch some Disney and Nick shows after her homework and chores are done.  I don't think tv is a bad thing all the time.

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