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Deport. .....you out there? Everything ok?
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Tear - how are you feeling???  I hope you are doing better.  When do you guys fly home?

 

Carlyle - always good to see your name pop up.

 

Deport - thinking of you!!!

 

Keria - cute video!!!  Love it.

 

 

Hi to everyone else too!!

 

 

??? for you all - Did you ladies eat lunch meats when you were pregnant?  I've been craving Hard Salomi lately, but I know that you aren't suppose to eat lunch meat unless it heated.  So I just thought i'd see how you all did it?  Do you just heat it up in the microwave and then put it in a different bag and put it back in the fridge and eat it the next day?

 

AFM - I feel like crap today.  I'm just blaming it on the whole jet lag and needing to get my body back on a eating routine again and maybe some more sleep.  We got home last night at like mid-night so that doesn't help my cause but hoping tomorrow will be better.
 

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Carlyle - always good to see your name pop up.

 

Hah!  This is how I feel about your pregnancy ticker.  Every time I see it I get a BIIIIIIG ole' smile :)

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Blue: hi. Are you still abroad? I've eaten lunch meat. Organic fresh deli turkey...not the packaged stuff that lasts forever. And also salami. It never occurred to me that I shouldn't eat salami? Does it have nitrites? I think that is the concern. I'm not overly cautious with food though. I've eaten some raw cheeses. Just not a ton.

Soooo achey over here! 34.5 weeks. It occurred to me yesterday that this baby is ok to be born at home in 2.5 weeks! That's insane. And hopefully she stay in a couple weeks longer than that!

Cindy
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Blue I ate everything even sushi I started super being super careful but by the middle of the pregnancy I just ate whatever I wanted.

 

Vegan do yo have everything ready? did you pick a name? . I can;t believe you are almost done.

 

My babes having a bath :)

 

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Keira: you twin mamas go thru the ringer with tough pregnancies and extra work but man do you get double the cuteness!

I have most things done. Everything is bought, almost everything is washed. Need to get the car seat out of the attic and wash it this week and move the changing table up to our room and then arrange her things how I want. I also need to do some washing and organizing of my home birth kit. But really I don't have a lot left to do. Which is good bc I have no energy and it hurts to walk right now. I'm finally breaking down and going to the chiro...hoping they call me back to schedule ASAP! Oh and still no name. Lol.

Cindy
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Keria>>>  I love the video and the picture.  So stinking cute!

 

Vegan>>>  Sorry that you are hurting but yeah to being on track with everything.  I feel like I am way behind, but since we can't seem to make any decisions...we are stuck.  See AFM for further explanation.

 

Blue>>>  I am sorry to hear that you are feeling so crappy.  As far as lunch meat...everything in moderation!  I love hotdogs, but I have had about 5 since I found out that I was pregnant.  I have also had a couple of sub sandwiches along the way (there is a Subway in the hospital where I work).  If you want some salami, I say go for it, just don't each the whole package!  It has nothing to do with cooking it...it is cooked already.  It is the nitrates and preservatives and sodium that are no good for you or your little bean.  Cooking it  won't change that. But as long as you don't overdo..I think you be be just fine.  Still walking on air to hear about you having to worry about such things.  Keep fighting little bean!!!!!

 

Belly, Renavoo, Kewpie>>>  I think of all you ladies.  Sorry that I am so bad about posting.  When I am off, I am either trying to catch up on rest or getting things done.  At work, I read along on my IPad, but it is such a pain to write anything on that.  I pipe in, but mostly just follow.  Wishing all of you the best everyday!

 

Hope>>>thinking of you!

 

 

AFM>>>  Still no idea on the name, have not picked a crib set and therefore have not painted the nursery.  Have not picked out furniture yet...Like I said...way behind!  I have an old back injury, so pregnancy is wreeking havoc on that.  I am starting physical therapy again to see if that helps.  And oh..the round ligament pains are really starting to kick in.  Joy!  She is kicking alot.  I go back to the OB next week, then will start going every 2 weeks.  Can't believe that I am 27 weeks already.  It has taken forever and flown at the same time...if that makes any sense!  I finally broke down and told my bosses last week.  I was told by a friend who knows that I am pregnant that my co-workers have started asking questions, so I figured if I wanted my boss to hear it from me I better go fess up.  They were very happy for me and gave me no trouble at all, not that I was expecting them too.  Anyway...doesn't really matter.  This baby is coming whether they like it or not!  Can't believe that I have been able to cover it up for this long!  Looks like my mom and DH's mom are coming for Thanksgiving so they will be here for my girls arrival.  My dad will come after she is here.  Getting very excited!  I am still working my 7 days on 7 days off schedule, which it hard.  But I just try and take it one day at a time.  Glad this is my week off as the roads are a mess from Isaac.  Thought my car was not going to make it home the other day with all the water on the roads.  I had DS with me so I was frieking out.  But we make it..thank God.  Well, I better get to my to-do list.

 

I am sorry if I missed anyone.  God bless all of you and your little ones!

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About the lunch meat thing~ my IVF nurse said absolutely not because it is a breeding ground for listeria, a bacteria that usually causes only minor problems for healthy adults (if any at all) but causes miscarriage. The only way I was told it would be ok was if it was heated until steaming to kill everything and then eaten right away. That went for all sliced meats and hotdogs.

Loving all the pictures and beating heart tickers btw!

*goes back to stalking*
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On the whole lunch meat thing - I was told the same thing as Keli.  I know that the FDA has a section on their website about it, as I did a bunch of my own research during my first pregnancy after the OB advised what she recommended/didn't recommend eating.  She was great though because she gave me her recommendations and then referred me to the FDA site.  The chances of you catching listeria and then passing to baby are minimal (hence why so many eat it without a problem), but if you DO happen to, it can be fatal to the baby.  Not to scare anyone, please do the research and make your own decisions, but to me it wasn't worth eating it unless I have it super heated. 

 

Vegan - We made the short list of names with my first (so many boy and girl names) after I was on bed rest, which was at 31w4d.  So don't feel too bad.  We picked the final name in the hospital after DD was born.  We keep talking about it, and DH knows what he likes best if it's a boy, but we haven't made any real decisions yet, so don't feel bad!

 

praying - wow, 27 weeks!  Time is flying!!  I hope that the PT can help the back pain.  I still can't believe you managed to make it this far before people starting talking, that's amazing.

 

Hi to everyone else!

 

AFM - not much going on, work is still insane.  But, I finally got approval to hire 3 people, so hopefully in the next few weeks I'll be interviewing and making some choices.  Once I get people on and trained things will really start to look up.  Little one is kicking up a storm these days, and I really do love it.  It's not keeping me awake yet, but I'm sure it will as I get closer to the end LOL.  Looking forward to the long weekend, we're going back to our hometown and seeing some friends, which will be a ton of fun.

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KeliG - yes that is exactly what I had read too.  I'm going to ask my OB about it more today.  I just heated the meat and put it back in the fridge in a different package and it was fine.

Thanks for sharing.

 

Praying - glad you are out of the closet!!  LOL.  I still can't believe you hid it this long.  Glad everyone was good about it.  Hoping the rest of your time goes easily!!

 

Vegan - sounds like you are pretty well prepared!!!  So excited for you!

 

Keria - love that pic of the babes in the bath. So cute!!!!!

 

Carlyle - hug.gif

 

Tear - you still away???  My first day back was rough but the next day was a little better.  Hope you adjust okay.

 

Renavoo - how are you doing?  Are you back to work yet?  greensad.gif  How are things w/ the nanny going???  Will she make you guys dinner too?  I can't imagine working all day and then coming home to twins that want your attention and you want to give them attention and having to make dinner too.

 

Belly -how are things in your neck of the woods??

 

Hope - how are you?

 

Deport - sending you hugs!!!

 

Kewpie - what is going on with you all??  HOpe all is good there too!!

 

AFM - I'm sure i've missed several people (sorry),  but i'm trying to get ready to head off to my first OBGYN appt here in a min or two and then have to go to work.  Hoping that we get to hear a heart beat today on her little doppler but not sure if it is too early.  How early did you all hear your heart beats on the little ob doppler???  Have to talk to my OB about doing a cerclage.  My high risk Dr said he thought that was a good idea for us w/ our pre-term issues from before in case my cervix is incompetent which they weren't sure about.  I guess they would put that in at like 12 wks but i want to see what my OB thinks about that idea.  I'd rather be safe than sorry.  Gotta run, don't want to be late.  I'll try to update tonight b/c i have to work after my appt.
 

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Blue: I hope all is good today! I don't think my ob tried the Doppler on me before 14 or 15 weeks bc I had ultrasounds with her at the previous appointments. My midwife doesn't try before 12 weeks. I think I would opt for circulate for piece of mind. Will that mean bedrest too? Preterm labor has always been a big concern of mine bc I had a leep done years ago.

Cindy
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Hope - we kinda cross posted earlier.  Glad you are going to be able to hire some help!  That sounds crazy! 

 

Vegan - see my AFM.  No, no bedrest.

 

 

AFM - Well, my appt went well, but we didn't get to hear the "bean's" heartbeat.  She did try though w/ her doppler, but she said it is too early. She likes to at least try early on  b/c i guess sometimes she can get it depending on the location of the babe.  She said it is more common between like 10-13 wks I guess.  My appt was at 9:20am and we didn't get out of there until 11:45am.  I felt bad b/c i asked DH to come to this first appt w/ me b/c he has never met my OBGYN b/c she is new to me like 2 yrs ago so i told him this one would be a good one to go to.  He was a trooper and didn't complain.  I was suppose to see the nurse at 9:20 for like an interview on health related items and then the dr was suppose to be at 10am but we didn't see her until 11am.  She was all excited that it was a total miracle BFP.  She was cute when she found out b/c she assumed it was from IVF.  She talked to us about doing the cerclage and she plans to do it at 13wks and then i'll be limited on lifting which will mean I probably will have to stop working.  I'll do whatever I have to to get a take home baby.  Might make for a long couple of months though, but Abby will love it I'm sure.  I guess also she said no sex.
 

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Blue: Bummer you didn't get to hear the heartbeat. You are pretty early on though still. That is a huge change to have to stop working. But it will be a nice time for you (and Abby!). :-) When is your next appointment with the OB or RE? Are you done seeing the RE?

 

AFM: I finally went to the chiro today. I'm really super sore in my pelvic bone area now bc she did a lot of adjustments there. I'm hoping to get an amazing night's sleep and not be sore tomorrow!!!

 

Cindy

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privateeyes.gif I have pretty much no time to post right now, but since blue was asking so nicely, I'll peek in. redface.gif We got home Friday night and I went back to school (to prep for next week) every day this week. We saw our little one again on Monday, and it was measuring a couple days ahead at 11w1d. I have a definite bump, it's ridiculous (but cool). I guess it's normal the second time? I'm trying to figure out how to hide this from my students in the first weeks, because it would probably mess up our bonding if they know I'm hoping to leave in March. My mom just gave me a bunch of long flowy shirts from her wardrobe, and my sister secretly left me maternity clothes this summer I just found out (you rock, Carlyle!) love.gif

blue, I'm so glad your appointment went well, though long! I think the earliest I've heard of hearing a heartbeat on doppler was 10 weeks, so don't worry. Thank you for reminding me about the lunchmeat thing duh.gif. I'm glad you'll get to take time off work to help nurture your little one, though I know you'll maybe get a little restless. Thinking of you and sending your little one lots of love! goodvibes.gif

Everybody else, I'm so sorry to flyby. Love you, and sending lots of hugs all around! Gotta go to school...
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privateeyes.gif I have pretty much no time to post right now, but since blue was asking so nicely, I'll peek in. redface.gif We got home Friday night and I went back to school (to prep for next week) every day this week. We saw our little one again on Monday, and it was measuring a couple days ahead at 11w1d. I have a definite bump, it's ridiculous (but cool). I guess it's normal the second time? I'm trying to figure out how to hide this from my students in the first weeks, because it would probably mess up our bonding if they know I'm hoping to leave in March. My mom just gave me a bunch of long flowy shirts from her wardrobe, and my sister secretly left me maternity clothes this summer I just found out (you rock, Carlyle!) love.gif
blue, I'm so glad your appointment went well, though long! I think the earliest I've heard of hearing a heartbeat on doppler was 10 weeks, so don't worry. Thank you for reminding me about the lunchmeat thing duh.gif. I'm glad you'll get to take time off work to help nurture your little one, though I know you'll maybe get a little restless. Thinking of you and sending your little one lots of love! goodvibes.gif
Everybody else, I'm so sorry to flyby. Love you, and sending lots of hugs all around! Gotta go to school...

 

MWUH!  So excited :)  When do I get to tell my kids....??  Specifically Nell, who will be super excited (and will understand what it means).  Funny that I planned to take the clothes to mom's house before I knew you were pregnant.  We figured you wouldn't want them in your house until you *needed* them, you know?  Just in case.  But it seems like it's going so well now, I'm getting more and more excited for you!  EEEEEE!

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Blue, I'm sad you didn't get to hear your baby's heartbeat but it gives you something to look forward to next time! I can't wait until you can finally hear it and when you can also listen to it at home :o) I still miss those days when the babies were with me everywhere, especially now that i'm a week away from going back to work. ugh to clerage= it's amazing what we woman have to go through during pregnancy but once the little baby looks up at you, every pain disappears. haha I used to think that that was impossible but now i know.

 

Crud, baby crying. I wanted to just say hi to everyone. I've been MIA because it's been busy but I'm thinking of all of you!!

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Tear - glad you made it home safe and sound.  When does school actually start for you?  Hope you can wear some big shirts to hide your belly bump.  I seem to be popping early too or I just feel thicker through the middle (aka: just feeling fat!! LOL).  Did you cut lunch meat out all together or just make sure that you heated it up?  I hope i did it right, but i'm not sure.  I just have had cravings for salami and cheese sandwiches w/ mayo..LOL so i had to cave to the cravings.  What's a girl going to do when the baby wants it, right??

 

Vegan - how are you feeling now after your chiro appt? I hope better. I really need to get in there and get an adjustment.  I noticed when i was in the OB's office just sitting on that stupid table forever was making my back sore.  I've technically not really been w/ my RE at all this time but he did order the 2 hcg's and the u/s's but I've not seen him since he is like 5 hrs away.  I was just kinda working through his nurse who was hooking me up.  My next OB appt is on Tues the 18th.  I guess normally she wants to see you every 4 wks but she said for me to come back in 3 so we could get the whole "surgery" date set up and what-not for the cerclage which will be around 13 wks.  I have my next U/S where they check the "bean" for downs I think w/ something to do w/ the neck on Friday the 21st so things are moving along.

 

Renavoo - Glad to hear that the pains disappear and the babe makes you forget all that you went through.  Can't wait to get to that point!!!!  Uggh... to having to go back to work!  I'm sure I would cry the whole way to work the first day you have to leave them.  How is the nanny working out???  Things any better?

Hi to everyone else!  Hope everyone is doing well and all those babes are growing big and strong (inside and outside the womb)!! joy.gif

 

 

 

AFM - Not much to report here.  Feel like I'm gaining weight, well I am gaining weight, as per the scale!!!  I still feel like i have to eat all the time to keep the nausea down.  I'm so tired of eating at this point in time that it's disgusting!!!  I have my 2nd intralipid appt tomorrow morning at the new place.  It is actually w/ my own allergist now so that will be nice and I won't have to drive so far.  I have to be there at 7:45am though, so I'm hoping i'll be able to sleep maybe in the chair while I'm on the IV.  My next OB appt is on Tues the 18th and my next U/S is on Friday the 21st (as i said above) for some kind of neck type screen for downs I think it is. Did you ladies have that u/s? or is it just b/c I'm "of advanced maternal age"???  How long of an u/s is it do you remember???   I think we are both (DH & I) still a little guarded b/c of our last pregnancy, but I'm still trying to stay positive and I just keep sending the little "bean" strong, healthy growing vibes and praying all is going well in there!!!!
 

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Blue: I'm back to mild nausea and no food sounding good. And eating generally makes me feel a bit I'll or have heartburn. Not fun. I didn't have this with my daughter at the end, even though i know it's common. Though last time my jaw went out of alignment and I hadntonliveon smoothies and ice cream. So that was worse. I had the nuchal translucency u/s. I think it took about an hour. I think they offer it to everyone. I thought they tried to push amnio if over 35... In which case you could skip the nt scan. But even though they push the amnio doesn't mean you have to do it!

The chiro made me sore for a day and a half but I do feel a lot better! Going again next week.

Cindy
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Hi everyone, finally have a few minutes :)

 

Blue, I didn't eat much lunch meat with my first pregancy, except a couple times at work when we had meetings and they provided lunch...and that's all there was!  The second time around I ate it several times, I hear you on the salami!!!  YUM!!  I had a couple italian sandwiches from the same craving :)  We did the NT scan with both pregnancies.  45 min minutes per baby for us.  I am not sure what/if anything I would have done with the results, but I am the type of person that likes to have all the information and be SUPER prepared!  I am so so so so so excited for you and can't wait to hear about all your appointments.  I think the cerclage sounds like a good idea as a "just in case" measure!

 

Renavoo, I think I might cry when you go back to work too :( It will be a tough day, but I know you can do it.  Like I said before, I hope you don't have to keep working those crazy hours of the past. 

 

Vegan, ugh to nausea!  I had it pret this last time around both in the beginning and end of pregnancy...no fun at all :(

 

Tear, glad you made it back safe and sound!  Can't wait to hear about your upcoming appointments too!  Will you find out girl/boy?

 

Keria, your little ones are darling, love the video!  My daughter will come up to me now and ask if she can close the computer if I get distracted too long ;)

 

Kewpie, move is coming up soon!!!  crazy!  I am sure you are super busy getting everything ready!

 

Praying, Hope, Lyndi, Hi :)

 

AFM, not much here, just more of the same :)  The girls did have a killer night sleep last week, 7.5 hours!  Unfortunately, my breasts were killing me and woke me up after the new "normal" 5.5 hours.  I wasn't able to fall back asleep, so I think I got less sleep the night they got more!  After about 30 minutes I had to go check to make sure they were breathing :)  I remember doing that with my DD too when she started sleeping more.  Clearly, the only reasonable explanation for them not being awake is that they stopped breathing :)  We haven't had any other "stand out" nights since.  My DD starts up preschool again soon (2 days for 2 hours) and we signed her up for soccer 1 day for an hour too.  We haven't been able to be as active as usual because I am pretty much tied down nursing so I thought a little "run" time would be good for her.  Thinking about you all!!!

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Hi All:

 

Just popping in with not much to say (except hi!)

 

blue - I didn't eat lunchmeat because we are veg. But I did eat stinky cheese and raw milk. I don't think I would do it this time around though... pregnancy was still carefree back then - before m/cs, IF, IVF, etc.. I even drank a little wine while pregnant with DS, in my third trimester. Ah, the days of being able to be pregnant and worry free... I knew the advice not to eat those things, and did it anyway, and DS turned out great.

 

ETA - Rena - when do you go back to work? I have been out of the loop for a while.

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