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lavatea - Hoping and praying you are either snuggling your babe right now, or will be soon!

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Good luck, lavatea!

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I'm thinking of you Lavatea!  I hope that you are snuggling your sweet healthy baby by now!

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He's here! Arrived yesterday morning at 8:37. He weighed 7#4oz and was 20 3/4" long. Labor was a horrible, crazy, but also wonderful experience, and once I finally got to the end I was able to push him out in 2 pushes. I may try to write up the birth story in a few days, but I am just too tired right now.

Love you ladies! Can't wait for it to be your turns!!

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So happy for you, lavatea! I'm sorry getting him here was so excruciating, but what a sweet new boy! Enjoy your babymoon!

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lavatea, he is absolutely beautiful.  Congratulations and enjoy the new little guy!

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Congratulations, lavatea! He looks so cute and sleepy. smile.gif

 

Ahhhh, I'm coming up soon!

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Congratulations lavatea! joy.gif

I added your baby to the first post. Hard to believe that puts me third in line! bigeyes.gif
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Kyamo - Guess you might as well add me to the roster. I'm 5 weeks today, and have been feeling queasy pretty much constantly since yesterday morning. I know it's no guarantee, but I figure this means my little bean is planning to hang around for at least a little longer! My EDD is August 14th!

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Kyamo - Guess you might as well add me to the roster. I'm 5 weeks today, and have been feeling queasy pretty much constantly since yesterday morning. I know it's no guarantee, but I figure this means my little bean is planning to hang around for at least a little longer! My EDD is August 14th!

Great, it's done! For the queasies, I found vitamin B12 to be very helpful.
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My EDD is August 14th!

What a great date... (may or may not also be MY birthday biggrinbounce.gif)
 

 

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Great, it's done! For the queasies, I found vitamin B12 to be very helpful.


Thanks! How much B12 did you take and how often? Was it just a B12 only pill? I've got ginger ale and ginger capsules now, and they're helping a little, but I wouldn't mind feeling better. I shouldn't whine - I haven't even thrown up, and I know a lot pf people have it worse than me. But bleh... I've pretty much just laid in bed for the last couple of days, and it's getting depressing. At least there's a little bit of sunshine today!

 

milkshake - Well, I will consider that a good sign, then. Maybe this baby will be well-behaved like I was and show up on his/her due date, at a reasonable hour of the day, via easy labor. Then again, I doubt I will be that lucky! But it would be cool if my baby could share your birthday. orngbiggrin.gif

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Monkey, rather large amount of B12. Buuuut, I don't know of anyone for whom it is a miracle cure, you know. There is a thread here about dandelion root and it helped some a LOT and some not at all. Unisom is something to google, also. For me, that plus b12 does something. I was sick as a og with dd, for 14 + weeks. This time, waking Unisom and B12 before bed, I started to feel a bit better at 11 weeks. Frankly, I don't know many worse things than what I went through with dd. This time I have noticed that having to get up and do something, no matter how hard it is to get going, actually helps. With dd I was able to lay on the couch all day and those were the most terrible, painful and depressing weeks of my life. This time foster baby meant that I had no choice but to get up and go...

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LTB - Thanks for the input. I read somewhere else about Unisom and B6. I guess I'm sort of hesitant to take Unisom at this point, because I don't feel like I feel bad enough to justify medicine. Obviously, taking vitamins or ginger is still taking something, but it's something I would normally put in my body, KWIM? And I think you're right - it probably would be good if I had a reason I had to get up and do something. I did text a couple of friends today in the place I'm visiting to see if they were up for a movie day, just so I would have some reason to do something. I hate that it's cold, and been fairly gray/rainy, so going to the park is not sounding appealing at all. But just a little more than a week, and I will be home and it will be Christmas, and there will be a lot more going on! How are you doing now, btw? Sounds like you are feeling a little better, at least. Is your DD excited for a new baby? Are you planning to find out boy/girl?

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Thanks! How much B12 did you take and how often? Was it just a B12 only pill? I've got ginger ale and ginger capsules now, and they're helping a little, but I wouldn't mind feeling better. I shouldn't whine - I haven't even thrown up, and I know a lot pf people have it worse than me. But bleh... I've pretty much just laid in bed for the last couple of days, and it's getting depressing. At least there's a little bit of sunshine today!


Crap, I looked at the bottle and it was actually B6 I was taking, not B12. Sorry, monkey. Anyways, I had read that it could help, so I just grabbed whatever bottle of B6 at the drugstore, which was 250mg. But then I read that you shouldn't take more than 100mg per day (so WHY are they selling 250mg pills?) so I started cutting them in four and taking 1 piece each morning.

Without the B6, (from about 5.5-7 weeks) I was having all-day nausea (no vomiting) and all foods were revolting so that I had to force myself to eat. After I started taking the B6, it reduced the severity and number of hours of the nausea, though I still felt nauseous between breakfast and lunch most days. And food became appealing again. I stopped taking the B6 when the nausea almost went away, which I think was around 14 weeks. Despite all the nausea, I still haven't actually thrown up since I think 2005.
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28 weeks (ETA: weird flash effect - my hair is not actually red/orange like it shows on the right side of this pic)

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Woohoo! I hadn't realized you were that far along, Kyamo! March still seems so far away, but you are well into the viability range already! So excited for you! And such a cute little bump! Thanks for the info about B6 - I may look in to that. It wouldn't be so bad if I were only sick in the morning, but the all-day queasy (which doesn't make food seem appealing at all) is tough. Today has been better. I've relaxed some about what I'm taking in (I've been trying to stick with South Beach Phase 2 till now), and spent a lot of time sipping orange juice and ginger ale. I made myself eat a chicken salad sandwich for lunch, though I just about gagged a couple of times. I need some food that doesn't have too much of an odor, as odor seems more off-putting than taste. I think I'm going to try to get some hummus and pita chips tonight.

 

Anyone else want to update us on how they are doing? I'd love to hear more from you ladies!

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March still seems so far away, but you are well into the viability range already!

I am constantly going back and forth between feeling like it's forever until March and thinking that its so soon and there's no way I can get everything ready.
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the all-day queasy (which doesn't make food seem appealing at all) is tough.

I'm sorry. I really hated that. Even though I'm starting to get pretty uncomfortable now, I find it a lot easier to deal with these problems (heartburn, sore back, hard to bend or roll, etc) than I did with the nausea.
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LTB - Thanks for the input. I read somewhere else about Unisom and B6. I guess I'm sort of hesitant to take Unisom at this point, because I don't feel like I feel bad enough to justify medicine. Obviously, taking vitamins or ginger is still taking something, but it's something I would normally put in my body, KWIM?


Yes, I totally understand about the decision to not take anything. I decided to try Unisom, as it was getting extremely hard to take care of the foster baby, and I had noticed that the better I slept at night, the better I felt in the day time. I also know that antihistamines put me to sleep, and, as far as I understand, that is what Unisom is, some sort of an antihistamine. It helped me sleep better from the first night, but I learned not to take it at any other time, as I could not stay awake the one time I 

 

We are not going to find out much unless there is a medical need for an ultrasound. I have seen the midwife once so far and won't be going back until late January. 

 

I am feeling well enough now, at 12.5 weeks that we are thinking that we will still be open to short term fostering. This is just about miraculous to me, as last time I was still throwing up many times a day at this point. The difficulty is that a placement can be anything from days until months and months, so I am not sure they will accept us. I certainly would not want a baby to be moved to another foster home dues to our time limits...I should find out any day now what our social worker thinks.

 

I am big this time... at 12 weeks I am as big as I was at 6 months last time. Little to do with my uterus and much more to do with fat and bloating. :( I am pretty tall and will never have one of those cute, round baby bumps. Things seems to be going just like last time, just faster: I just look fat in the middle, not pregnant. Last time our neighbor thought we had adopted, as I never looked pregnant. BUT, who cares! I am blessed to be pregnant, blessed to have fostered and all that. Just blessed all around.

 

LAVATEA.... So happy for you! Hope you are able to get enough rest and that you are all enjoying this special time.

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I had the all-day queasiness for the first two trimesters. What helped a little was eating often. Basically, I'd would eat whatever I was craving and tried to ignore the weight gain. So, that was often crackers when feeling queasy or protein when feeling "drained" (hard to explain, but it's a bit like all the nutrients had been sucked from my body). Lately, I've been feeling really dehydrated, so I try to drink a lot.

 

One tip: if you have a hard time swallowing your multivitamin due to nausea, try chewables. It's much easier than choking down a big pill.

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