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post #21 of 43

http://diaperkit.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=12&products_id=168  That is the diaper pattern I bought. I printed it off and then spent an hour arranging it and then viola - had a diaper pattern. I am not sure if it is superior to the free ones out there, but I love the diaper and think it was $6 well spent. Clarification on a couple of the instructions would have been nice, but I am a very new sewer and I figured it out and was pleased with the results.

I am so suprised to be feeling the baby like this so early.

My mom was a twin and DH has twin nephews and so on in his family, so part of me wonders (like all moms) if perhaps there is more than one. I wouldn't really be wondering, except my friend thought she might be having twins cause of how big she was getting. We laughed about it, but really just assumed she was probably popping soon and growing cause of it being her 3rd preg. She went to her 20 week u/s and found out she was having TRIPLETS!

 

Omg, that is not some thing I want to happen! LOL

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Onemore-I'd love your diaper pattern.  I've made some by stretching out a one-size cover I have, but I'd rather have a few good newborn fitteds.  I have a whole bunch of old towels waiting for a project!  And hurrah on feeling the baby so much.  I can't WAIT to feel it morel.


 

 

post #22 of 43
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http://diaperkit.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=12&products_id=168  That is the diaper pattern I bought. I printed it off and then spent an hour arranging it and then viola - had a diaper pattern. I am not sure if it is superior to the free ones out there, but I love the diaper and think it was $6 well spent. Clarification on a couple of the instructions would have been nice, but I am a very new sewer and I figured it out and was pleased with the results.

I am so suprised to be feeling the baby like this so early.

My mom was a twin and DH has twin nephews and so on in his family, so part of me wonders (like all moms) if perhaps there is more than one. I wouldn't really be wondering, except my friend thought she might be having twins cause of how big she was getting. We laughed about it, but really just assumed she was probably popping soon and growing cause of it being her 3rd preg. She went to her 20 week u/s and found out she was having TRIPLETS!

 

Omg, that is not some thing I want to happen! LOL


 

 


Oh my!  Triplets!  :o  I think I would faint. 

 

post #23 of 43

She said her first thought was "God hates me".
I would totally faint. Strongest woman I have ever met, seriously.

But yes, twins might be overwhelming but ok - triplets...oh dear.

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Oh my!  Triplets!  :o  I think I would faint. 

 



 

post #24 of 43

I had my first appointment with the midwife yesterday.  She warned me we might not be able to hear the heartbeat since I have a tilted uterus.  She spent about five minutes searching and telling the baby "come forward, baby!" but she couldn't hear it. I'm of course panicking.  She then felt my uterus and said that she could feel it hasn't come forward yet and that is probably why we couldn't hear it since the baby would be further back. Then she sort of dropped/placed it on my belly again before starting to clean up and immediately we heard the heartbeat!  I was so relieved and excited.  It is such a beautiful sound!  We told the kids yesterday and they were adorable.  I told them that I had a baby in my belly and my dd (she's 3) said, "when? Next week?"  And then she asked if she was going to stay and I asked what she meant and she said, "will I stay out of your belly?" and so I said, "yes, you aren't in my belly anymore so you'll stay with us like you are.  The baby is in the belly and will come out when she is done growing in there.  And then the cutest thing she said was, "Who is in there?"  It was adorable thinking of her imagining who this little baby will be.  Then I told two of my friends here and they were so excited. It is so nice being able to start telling people!  

post #25 of 43

Name: Kristin

Weeks/Days along: 11 w, 3d

Appointments: We've had two midwife appointments so far. We thought we'd do the blood tests and such through an OB/GYN, however, as our midwife pointed out that we'd have a better chance of our insurance covering them that way. We got to the OB/GYN's office, waited for nearly an hour past our appointment time, and then were brought into a room that had a nutritional poster on it that informed us, amongst other things, that tofu was a "dairy product". While we were discussing this, we heard the tech say to the nurse, "How do you spell prenatal?" irked.gif We were then informed by the OB/GYN that she didn't want to order our tests, as we are seeing a midwife, but that she would do it "just this time". Honestly, I'm kind of relieved - I'd rather just have everything ordered by our midwife after that less-than-impressive experience!

Symptoms: Still kind of tired, but starting to have a little more energy.

Food: Ice cream is good! I sometimes feel like it's difficult to eat as much food as I should; when I'm not pregnant, I go through phases where I just don't eat much, because I'm not that hungry.

Exercise: Still getting less than usual; I did walk two miles yesterday & today, so that's an improvement.

Body changes and other milestones: Some days I feel like I maybe look pregnant; not sure if just wishful thinking. I totally hear everyone who is saying they just look fat - most days, that's what I think, too! My local ice-cream store lady (who knows) said "Oh, you're not even showing yet" Oh, well- soon!

Thoughts: Slightly nervous with normal fears (what if something is wrong with the fetus & I just don't know it?), even though everything seems fine so far. Excited for my next midwife appointment at 13 weeks. Enjoying reading books about breastfeeding and attachment parenting.

post #26 of 43

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My mom was a twin and DH has twin nephews and so on in his family, so part of me wonders (like all moms) if perhaps there is more than one. I wouldn't really be wondering, except my friend thought she might be having twins cause of how big she was getting. We laughed about it, but really just assumed she was probably popping soon and growing cause of it being her 3rd preg. She went to her 20 week u/s and found out she was having TRIPLETS!

 

Omg, that is not some thing I want to happen! LOL

 


My mother & her sister were twins, and their younger sister & brother were twins. She keeps telling me that since none of my cousins had twins, it's "my turn",and that she "just feels" it will be twins. Crossing my fingers that she's just experiencing wishful thinking, rather than intuition!

 

post #27 of 43

Yeah, me neither.  I think "mitral valve prolapse" fits the bill better...I have every symptom, and can absolutely relate to the stories of others who have it.  I have been really pounding fluids the last few days, and have gotten slightly better sleep.  The day that I drank about a gallon, and slept reasonably that night, my heart was basically fine.  The last two days I slacked a little on the water, and the nights haven't been that great, and it started up again, though not as bad as before.  Maybe, just maybe, it's all dehydration and sleep and mineral/electrolyte imbalance.  I say that because gatorade (as opposed to straight water) seems to make a huge difference.  I dunno.  It is frustrating because I can't just go to the doctor.  It takes a long time to get an appointment, and my dh has a really busy work schedule and it's hard for him to get off to watch the kids.   

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You know your body better than anyone else! If you still want to get your thyroid checked, make sure your Dr./nurse/midwife orders free T4 and free T3 tests. The hormone they usually test for (TSH) doesn't always give an accurate reading of your thyroid functioning. I've always had normal TSH levels but low fT4 and fT3. Somehow I don't think your issue is thyroid-related, though.



 

post #28 of 43

Twins! Triplets!  How cool.  I know I am nuts, but I thrive on the hard stuff.

 

You say that will be impossible.  SO hard?  Difficult.  Hurrray!  Sign me up! 

 

Nuts, I know.  I don't know what's wrong with me.  I just like to conquer stuff.  Right now, we are making a pretty huge life decision, and my gut says, "Sure, go for it!" Although logically, the logistics are a bit much.  I'm really having to hold back and be reasonable about it instead of jumping in with both feet. 

 

(It would be really, really hard, though.  Especially because I have 4 other small children.  Whew.)

 

Tomorrow is my appointment with the midwife.  I so hope that I like her, and she is laid back.  I got a medically practice feeling on the phone, and I don't want to work with a "practice" and I don't want much "medical".  But, they are much closer than my midwives last time AND can bill insurance.  We'll see.  I know it's a lot to ask a provider, "No, I don't want any tests, and you can't do any internals.  I just want you to come catch the baby." 

post #29 of 43

Sorry for the multiple posts.  For some reason my internet is slow in the mornings, and my computer doesn't like to go back to the old posts.

 

Onemore-I just tried to buy that diaper pattern (thanks!), but it said that their security certificate is invalid.  Did you have an issues with that?

post #30 of 43

I had my 14 week appointment yesterday and the midwife quickly found the heartbeat this time.  It was in the 160s.  My fundus is about an inch below my belly button now and my abdomen looks quite a bit bigger.  Definitely feeling more pregnant these days.  We were happily surprised to find out that we will get our big u/s next time.  We are going to wait 5 weeks and have it and my next midwife appointment back to back.  I will be just over 19 weeks.  :-)  It's cold enough now that I can pull out my sweaters to cover up my belly.  I feel weird in maternity tops still.  They make me look huge.  I keep telling myself, maybe in a couple weeks, and then that time passes and I still feel weird.  Maybe by Thanksgiving, when I'm 17 weeks.  lol

post #31 of 43

Yeah for hearing heartbeats!  :)

 

I'm happy to report that my energy levels are improving!  Yay for not falling asleep sitting up at 4pm.  :)

 

Also, does anyone feel like their night vision has improved?  Previously, when I shut of the lights I couldn't see a darn thing for several seconds.  Now I can see fairly well as soon as I turn them off, and even better as my eyes adjust.  Anyone else?

post #32 of 43

Name: Holly

Weeks/Days along: 11W today!

 

Appointments: Ob apt at 12W, midwife apt at 13W, I really want to cancel my OB apt, but I'm so excited to hear the heartbeat again, I don't know if I can wait a second week!

 

Symptoms: Nausea and breast soreness is starting to be less frequent, and less intense yaya! Still feeling pretty fatigued and starting to feel moody sometimes.  My hair has stopped falling out, Its beginning to be lush and full but unfortunately, its mostly on my legs! (I waxed my legs for many years, so the hair was thin and patchy, now its all growing back, ugg,) I can just imagine what it will be like trying to shave in the 3rd trimester!

 

Food: Starting to be excited to eat again, I'm trying to eat more fruits and veggies, and meat or fish once a week, I've been vegetarian for years, but since I have some deficiencies, I thought I'd give it a try and see if it helps at all, and my husband buys free range grass fed from the farmers market and whole foods and covers it sauce or marinate to hide the flavor of the meats so I can feel a little less bad about it :(

 

Exercise: Starting to feel ready to exercise, now that I don't feel nauseous all the time, I'll probably start yoga next week.

 

Body changes and other milestones: My belly defiantly looks bigger, and more round, I can't wait till its obvious that I'm pregnant, all my co-workers must think I've really let myself go! lol Also excited to be able to tell my friends why I've only been drinking water for the past few months.

 

Thoughts: I thought that once the first trimester is over that I wouldn't have any need to worry, but as that day approaches, and I begin to feel more secure about this pregnancy, other fears have started to approach, will I be a good mother, will I like being a stay at home mother, how will it feel to be totally financially dependent on my husband, will my body is capable of going through the birth process and of course, will my baby be healthy! so many things to think about, but I am trying to take everything slowly and calmly.

post #33 of 43

BubbleMa, I'm jealous of your energy levels. I still feel like this baby is taking all of my energy and doesn't want to share.

 

And Twins/Triplets... egads. I would have a heart attack. We had a pretty through ultrasound last week though, so if there's another one in there s/he's hiding REALLY well.

 

I haven't managed to get back to exercising like I was pre-pregnancy (I ran a 5k in April), but I've been walking a lot. After my OB appointment my husband and I walked back to the office instead of taking the train, which is a 2 mile walk. Of course, I decided to stop for donuts on the way, totally negating most health benefits.

 

I'm trying to figure out when to break up with my OB. Right now we're two-timing her and seeing a midwife in the city we're moving to, who I plan to have attend the birth. We're supposed to close on our new place December 15, and my next OB appointment is the first week of December. I guess that's as good a time as any to bring it up... I hate confrontation. And we aren't planning on moving until the Spring anyway, the house needs some work done because the current owner kind of trashed it.

 

 

 

Question for those of you who go to an OB: do they have ultrasound equipment in the office? When she went to use the doppler, she warned that we might not be able to hear it, which I knew to expect. What surprised me was when she followed it up with "in which case we'll pop into the other room for a quick ultrasound."

post #34 of 43
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Question for those of you who go to an OB: do they have ultrasound equipment in the office? When she went to use the doppler, she warned that we might not be able to hear it, which I knew to expect. What surprised me was when she followed it up with "in which case we'll pop into the other room for a quick ultrasound."



I go to a Women's Center which has OB's and midwives.  I see the midwives.  The office does have a small portable u/s they can use and a more advanced one that they use for the 20 weeks u/s and any others that need that.  When the midwife couldn't find the heartbeat at my 10 week appt, she wheeled in the portable u/s so we could get a quick look at the baby.

post #35 of 43

 

Name: roxi

Weeks/Days along: 14w 1d

Appointments: saw my OB on friday, heartbeat 162... then went to the ER early in the morning on tuesday... i went to go to the bathroom around midnight on halloween and had a small gush of blood... called the OB and they said to call in the morning, unless there was more/cramping. we went to bed but i woke up at 4am, feeling crampish and found more blood so we went in. the first nurse we had couldn't find the heartbeat, i was like wtf, but she went and got a different nurse and that one found it right away. had an ultrasound, i guess i have marginal placenta previa, which caused the bleeding, baby is doing great. very scary! now i am just imagining the placenta moving up, hopefully it won't stay low. next appointment on nov. 28

Symptoms: back to normal, now; i haven't had a lot of symptoms. a little heartburn.

Food: greek yogurt, lots of fruits, popcorn... i want to try the red raspberry leaf tea

Exercise: on pelvic rest, they said no wii fit or anything too strenuous... i walk to campus to teach creative writing to undergrads, tho, about 2 miles.

Body changes and other milestones: still don't really look pregnant

 

Thoughts: my OB said the baby is measuring more like 15 weeks than 14, i hope they don't push the due date back. started knitting a blanket (most complicated thing i've ever knit!); i picked a simple pattern. i want to make some other things, but i need to find a chair for my sewing table... we just moved here and got rid of most of our old furniture.

post #36 of 43

 

Name: Meredith

Weeks/Days along: 12 weeks 3 days 

Appointments: Next one on 11-28

Symptoms: sleepy, hungry, and slightly bigger boobs (they are very gradually getting bigger. Still in my A cup though!)

Food: Lately, I've been munching on leftover Halloween candy. Terrible, I know. I really need to just throw it away. But mini snickers are just sooo good!

Exercise: Nope. Another reason to ditch the snickers habit :-) 

Body changes and other milestones: BIG belly! It isn't just a candy-tummy either. I'm sure some of it is over eating, but it is getting nice and round and there is absolutely no question that I am preggers now. Strangers know right away. I kind of love it. And I'm kind of scared to get on the scale. 

Thoughts: I have a sewing machine. I have just never used it. I think I am going to make that my project over thanksgiving break from work- I am going to read the manual and learn how to use the thing and by the time baby comes, i want to have made a diaper for her. I am so jealous of you ladies whipping up diapers and clothes for your little ones! I want to do it too! 

 

post #37 of 43

Oh, how scary persephassa! So glad to hear baby is ok!
 

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Appointments: saw my OB on friday, heartbeat 162... then went to the ER early in the morning on tuesday... i went to go to the bathroom around midnight on halloween and had a small gush of blood... called the OB and they said to call in the morning, unless there was more/cramping. we went to bed but i woke up at 4am, feeling crampish and found more blood so we went in. the first nurse we had couldn't find the heartbeat, i was like wtf, but she went and got a different nurse and that one found it right away. had an ultrasound, i guess i have marginal placenta previa, which caused the bleeding, baby is doing great. very scary! now i am just imagining the placenta moving up, hopefully it won't stay low. next appointment on nov. 28

 

 

 


 

post #38 of 43

So much to respond to!

 

Just1more - No,  I didn't have any issues with a security certificate. Not that I remember anyways. I did pay through paypal, if that makes a difference? PM me if you need any clarification on instructions.

 

SaguaroMoon - I am in love with ice cream now also! I know, how cliche like - right?? lol I have never been a huge ice cream fan, but all of a sudden Ben and Jerrys and Tillamook ice cream - that is where it is at! Chocolate peanut butter or Cherry Garcia. *drool*

 

ShastaLilly - I think I am a week behind you - I'm 'due' around the 8th so I believe I am 13 weeks right now. We are going to go in probably around the second week of December. Maybe the first. They claim they can guarantee gender at week 17 and on. We shall see! So exciting!

 

Bubble - No, actually if I think about it I think my nightvision has worsened! I have to have good lighting to read the kids their night time story. Right now it is "Tum Tum and Nutmeg" the most adorable chapter book I've had the pleasure of reading in a while.

 

Holly - I have definitely changed my eating habits this pregnancy. Meat just does not sound that good, and usually I am a protein (meat and cheese) aholic. I am trying to eat more raw foods and more vegetables and fruits in general. I feel amazingly better. The only meat that I really enjoy the taste of is a well marinated lamb***. Talking marinated for 24 hours and with half a pound of garlic inserted in it. The rest of the meat offered? Uh...I'll eat a salad.

About the worrying --- Welcome to mothering! LOL

It almost seems as soon as I am not worried about one thing, five other things pop up. It is a wonderful, beautiful, joyous ride - but there are a reason so many of us look tired and gray early.

I'm experiencing the same thing as you. Worried about all the little different things, but then there hits a point where I just resign myself to faith that things will go the way they are supposed to and I will be strong enough to handle it regardless. I hope you can hit that point. Worrying really does suck a lot of joy out of pregnancy.

 

Persephassa - Oh. I was reading your events with a heavy heart, and am happy to see that baby is ok and you're ok. Big hugs.

 

Km84 - Breaking up with your OB just isn't fun to dooooooo *sings*

*ahem*

You have a great excuse, you're moving! You don't have to give him/her your forwarding address, do you??

Best of luck, I hate confrontations also, though I am getting better in my old age ;)

 

Meredith-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-08nJFuaRI This is a lady who does a set of videos that has taught me to become more professional and some fun tips and tricks in my sewing. If you can learn to thread your machine, IMO you have the hardest part figured out. You tube has so many teaching videos on sewing that you can spend hours and hours getting training. Learn how to thread your machine and wind a bobbin, and the rest is FUN. Seriously. It is just the hard stuff at the beginning makes the average bear give up.

Good luck! You can do it (and that sewing pattern for dipes I posted is seriously easy)

 

 

***ETA: Oh, and beef bacon. Yum. Yum. Yum.

 

post #39 of 43

Persephassa - same as Onemore, I was reading with an "uh-oh" feeling until I got to the end. So scary! So happy to hear everything is okay.

 

Meredith- I have a sewing machine, and I can use it... but I still suck. I rush through things and don't feel like paying for patterns and don't stop and iron and pin when I should and my results are still...um... questionable. I also charge ahead when I don't QUITE understand what I'm supposed to be doing on faith that it will turn out in the end. Don't do that- it doesn't.

 

KM84- yup. Moving. PERFECT! You don't even have to lie (directly), just give the closing date and say you won't be needing their services any more. Sounds easy peasy, and if they start confronting then you can start making stuff up to avoid it- I mean, you'll never see them again right? So it's okay.

 

 

Just1More- UGH! Twins would make me sit there and cry tears of terror and "why God, why me?!?" and triplets would leave me in horrified shock for weeks. On the other hand, once I got over it I'd probably be happy/terrified, and I have learned in this parenting journey that I can make it through things I never thought possible- with MOST of my hair (definitely not all!)

 

Shastalily- I'm still not ready for maternity clothes either. I pulled out a few maternity tops that someone gave me recently and I feel... stupid. I can tell I'm pregnant, as can people who know (they're commenting that I'm starting to show) but definitely no strangers guessing yet. I keep thinking maybe in a week or two but not there yet- although my pants are getting VERY snug come evening now, so maybe not too long. I've had the sweaters out for a bit and now all I'm noticing is how SHORT they are, this is totally not effective.

 

"big" ultrasound- I've booked mine for December 12. I'll be exactly 19 weeks on the Saturday, so I booked it for the Monday. I might push it back a little bit because I work on Mondays and Wednesdays so I'll be missing a day of work (it's a mid-day appointment), but I'm not sure I'll ever actually get around to it. In some ways I can't wait and in others I'm in no rush. Very weird.

 

Still feeling basically nothing in the way of movement, which has me thinking either A. I imagined it last week or B. baby has moved. Okay, I admit, I'm just a TINY bit worried. I keep trying to pay attention during quiet periods but then I uh, fall asleep.... Or one of the kids starts in on something or the dog needs out, etc. I'm getting really anxious for my appointment at the end of November (the 30th) just to hear that heartbeat again.

 

 

 

post #40 of 43

I found out at the ER last night that I have pneumonia.  I normally can't breathe deeply after 6 months and was really alarmed to have breathing problems so early this time.  I guess that explains the exhaustion too.  :(

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