Thanks, everyone. We're doing well. She's eating constantly and was already up 90g on day 2. It doesn't look like she'll have the usual newborn weight loss. The midwives say we have a strong little girl!
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The BSL Graduate/Stalking Thread - Winter 2011/2012 - Page 6post #101 of 2101/11/12 at 6:20ampost #102 of 2101/11/12 at 7:27ampost #103 of 2101/12/12 at 10:15pmpost #104 of 2101/13/12 at 4:18amThread StarterQuote:
Well, the wait to schedule the US in the first place was on purpose, because the results would be more meaningful if we waited until he was a lot larger. So that doesn't really count.
The actual wait for the results to arrive at the midwife's office from the US lab is 3 business days, I think. But I'm just going to wait until my appointment that I have scheduled for next week anyways. I'm more comfortable discussing it in person rather than calling.
All that just to say that most of the waiting is self-imposed, lol.post #105 of 2101/13/12 at 12:04pmpost #106 of 2101/15/12 at 8:52pmpost #107 of 2101/16/12 at 3:24am
Beautiful, MBA! So glad that things are going so well! (I would be really afraid if I were having twins, as our one did not sleep well at all... It was terrible.) Just curious: what brand is the diaper in the photo? It is so cute.
Thinking of you all!
I don't have a lot to report. I am dealing with some (minor) issues having to do with being pregnant after so many years of infertility, mainly feeling totally calm but yet somewhat not believing that the baby will make it. I am 17 weeks pregnant now and feel quite ok these days, nausia wise. We are probably going to receive another short term foster baby some time soon, which is exciting.post #108 of 2101/16/12 at 10:00am
Yay for the update, MBA! Glad the girls are going easy on you! And hooray for living the dream!
LTB - Glad you're feeling better physically these days. Sorry about the mental aspect - I understand that. I really feel this baby will make it, but my rational side is constantly forcing me to confront the fact that lots of babies don't, so I really haven't fully embraced this baby yet. Hearing the heartbeat and seeing the ultrasound made a difference for me, but that was a week and a half ago, and I keep running through all the people who've lost babies at 9 weeks, 10 weeks, 12 weeks, etc... Can you feel the baby moving yet? I'm excited to get to that point, just for the extra reassurance. Good luck with your next foster baby - hopefully that will help distract you from your worries!
AFM, doing okay. Today has not been super pleasant, but I still feel like the overall trend is toward better-ish. I think it's been awhile since I threw up outside of morning time, but I don't remember. I have figured out it's much better to just drink some water and toss up the excess stomach acid first thing in the morning, though I still don't like it. Hope everyone is doing well, and excited to hear more updates from you ladies! Is anyone else planning on finding out gender before birth?post #109 of 2101/16/12 at 6:04pm
MBA! Your girls are adorable. I'm really glad to hear that they sleep well--I'm having nightmares about two babies that are awake at completely opposite times. Gulp.
LTB, I'm glad you checked in. I've been wondering how you were doing. It's a scary thing to be pregnant after trying for so long. I'm glad you are feeling better and I agree with monkey, having another foster baby might keep you busy enough to not worry as much.
monkey, I've been wondering about you, too. I'm glad you seem to be improving, even if things aren't super comfortable yet. I'm trying not to think about all the losses at 9 weeks and 12 weeks, etc. It makes me freak out too much.
AFM, I can barely walk now. I have sciatica and (!) SPD has just popped up in the last few days. I can't quite figure out what to do here. Also had a bleeding episode last week, but went to doctor that day, got dildo-cammed and the babies were both perfect, no reason found for the bleed. It was pretty upsetting, though. So I work and when I'm not working I'm lying on the couch or in bed, doing nothing. I feel pretty useless, but I can't really move. Ugh. My poor DH is taking good care of me, though.post #110 of 2101/17/12 at 10:32am
MBA - so happy to hear from you... your girls are adorable! Thanks for the reassurance about the SUA, my Dr. doesn't seem too worried and I'm actually feeling much calmer about it now...
LTB - so happy to see you checking in, glad to hear you are feeling better. 17 weeks, yay!
Kinza - sorry you are feeling so uncomfortable and useless. Just keep reminding yourself that you are growing two babies! That is your most important job right now :)
Monkey - glad to hear you're feeling better! My reassurance after my 7 week ultrasound was short lived too... after my 11.5 week appt. I felt much less anxious (it helped that I bought a fetal monitor right after that appt!) and now that baby is moving around, I just need to sit still for a few minutes for reasurrance that he is doing well! The first trimester felt like it took forever, now I'm almost through the second and I don't know where it went! Hang in there!post #111 of 2101/18/12 at 5:41pmThread Starterpost #112 of 2101/19/12 at 12:18pm
miriam, they are so cute!
Kyamo, good news and don't let the head size freak you out. My girl's head was measuring 4 weeks ahead by the end, and she flew out in one go. I did not even tear; just a bit of skin rubbed off in 2 places. Gravity-friendly positions are your friend. I was standing in a partial squat in the bathtub. Last time, I was on my back and had a minor tear (my son also had a big head).post #113 of 2101/19/12 at 1:41pmThread StarterQuote:Originally Posted by Sweet.Bee
miriam, they are so cute!
Kyamo, good news and don't let the head size freak you out. My girl's head was measuring 4 weeks ahead by the end, and she flew out in one go. I did not even tear; just a bit of skin rubbed off in 2 places. Gravity-friendly positions are your friend. I was standing in a partial squat in the bathtub. Last time, I was on my back and had a minor tear (my son also had a big head).
Thank you for that story, it helped calm me a lot!post #114 of 2101/19/12 at 2:12pm
Kyamo, I'm glad your little one's heart looks healthy now! That must be a big relief.
So Tuesday night I left work early because I started bleeding again, and by the time I got home it was really serious bleeding. I went to the ER, and the babies were fine--moving, measuring 13 weeks, perfect heartbeats. No blood anywhere in the uterus, and I don't have a kidney infection or anything. So the babies are fine and I'm fine, but they didn't figure out where the bleeding was coming from. I'm on modified bedrest until Monday when I see my doctor. Really scary, I've never seen so much blood in real life before. I was so upset I couldn't even figure out what to do or how to get to the right hospital, which is why I went home first. Poor DH is not used to having to make decisions and be proactive about anyone's healthcare, and I don't think he liked the experience! I told him good practice for when the babies are born.post #115 of 2101/20/12 at 3:27am
Kyamo, that was wonderful news!
Kinza, that sounds REALLY scary. So glad that the babies are okay!
I had my second appointment and heard the heart beat today. :) I am feeling quite ok these days, so I have had doubts about anyone actually being in there. It is a strange phase of pregnancy for me, being the 18th week. I have gained a ton of weight, though, and that is a problem. My body needs low carb, like salad and meat, but it has been too labor extensive to try to eat like that. Bread is my enemy and that is all I feel like having.
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Sorry I do not post much. It is a very busy life around here.
Kyamo- great news. Sometimes I think it would be better if we did not have to hear every medical concern that might cross the doctor's mind and we could just focus on the likely positive outcome.
Kinza-sounds terrifying. Sorry you have to have this additional stress. So glad that your two little ones are doing ok.
LTB- good to hear from you. That heartbeat is a wonderful sound isn't it?
AFM-Just a couple weeks until my 20 week ultrasound. I am really excited. If this baby is born close to on time, it will share both zodiac signs with my husband- Chinese Zodiac year of the dragon and Cancer (late June). I wonder how alike they will be. February is gearing up to be an exciting month, besides the u/s we will also be moving into a new house and my DD will turn 6!post #117 of 2101/21/12 at 8:32am
Kyamo - Yay for having that concern resolved! I guess you will have to think stretchy thoughts when it comes to delivering that head.
Kinza - That sounds absolutely terrifying! I'm glad that you were able to see the babies and that they seem all right. I'm sorry you have to spend the weekend worrying. I hope your doctor is able to figure out what's going on, and that it turns out to be nothing to worry about. You and your babies will be in my prayers!
LTB - Glad you were able to hear a heart beat! Sometimes when I'm feeling better, I have a split second of worry, but I keep repeating to myself, "I don't need to feel sick for the baby to be healthy." I don't want my body, or God, to think that I need to be sick in order to feel reassured. I want to feel better! I understand about eating not working out as you'd like. I really wanted to stick with my South Beach Diet eating (high protein, good fats and good carbs), but I'm still mostly in the eating-whatever-won't-make-me-sick mode. Which is a lot of crap. I am hoping maybe I can do better second trimester.
CACG - Glad you are doing well, and sounds like you will have a busy summer! Are you going to find out boy/girl at your ultrasound?
AFM, this weeks seems to be a turning point for me - I am doing better. I am still throwing up some mornings, but I think it's for the best as it's just getting the excess stomach acid (which I seem to have a lot of!) out of my system. Spent a few days helping my SIL with my niece (15 months) and the twins (6 weeks) while dh was out of town. It was a good distraction, though I am honestly worried about the stress level at that house. Three kids so close together is not easy to deal with, especially with my brother working huge amounts of overtime. I'm going to try to help SIL more often, since I seem to be feeling better. Two more weeks till my next appointment! If all goes well there, we will be announcing to the whole world shortly thereafter. (Just in time for my 28th birthday!)post #118 of 2101/21/12 at 9:13ampost #119 of 2101/21/12 at 9:22ampost #120 of 2101/21/12 at 9:55am
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