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post #61 of 210

Kyamo, such a cute bump!

 

Monkey, I'm sorry you have the all day queasies.  I do, too :(  I've been taking B6 and trying to eat protein in the morning--that seems to help a little.  Meat is disgusting, so it's been peanut butter on a spoon or quinoa--one day I did eggs and they stayed down for a while.  Nothing sounds good, except oranges.  My sweet husband has been peeling oranges for me in the mornings and I've been snacking on those, because in addition to constant nausea and vomiting, I'm starving.  I got some sea bands, and those help to an extent, though they make my arms hurt after a while.  I have been told ginger capsules, also, but haven't gotten them yet. 

 

LTB, I'm glad you are starting to feel better, and hope you get to do more short-term fostering.

 

Oh, and I have sciatica.  I didn't think it started so freaking early--I'll be 8 weeks tomorrow.  But I'm really happy to be miserable.  I'm hoping these babies will stick!

post #62 of 210

Lavatea - Congratulations.  So happy to hear your little one has arrived and is safely in your arms!

 

Kyamo - Cute bump!  

 

LTB - Glad to hear you are feeling better this time around.  12 weeks, yay!

 

Monkey - I was on a mostly paleo diet when I conceived, but when I started to feel queasy the only thing that made me feel better was carbs (I couldn't even think about meat or eggs for about 4 weeks).  I was just mildly queasy at first but around 6 weeks the nausea hit me hard and I had to send my DH out for unisom because I was desperate to feel better.  I mostly took it at night (it knocked me out during the day) usually just half a pill and it really took the edge off the nausea.  I hope your MS is short lived - mine got much better around 10 weeks, but of course then I worried for a week and a half until I had my next Dr. appt!  

 

AFM - Nothing much going on with me.  I'm almost 18 weeks, baby is doing well, I'm feeling a little movement, and starting to look obviously pregnant, yay!

post #63 of 210
I just love reading all of your updates, ladies. joy.gif I've really missed all of the back and forth of the regular BSL list. It's nice that there are enough of you over here now to keep it lively.

For those of you with morning sickness, I found the thing that helped me in the end was Phenergan. I know it would probably be best as a last resort, but it helped so much. The only problem was it made me very sleepy. Occasionally toward the end of the pregnancy I'd still have a bout of ms but wouldn't have the time to lay on the couch half asleep, so I started cutting the pills in half. I'm pretty sure they are 25 mg tablets and the 12.5 mg was enough to cut the nausea w/out knocking me on my butt.

Kyamo! Love that baby bump. Let's see everyone else's. orngbiggrin.gif
post #64 of 210

Congrats Lava!! How is everything going?

 

Kyamo - nice bump.

 

Yea, I agree with Lava. Maybe I'll just move on over here even though I am not pregnant. Nobody every posts on the BSL list, and I don't know any of them anyway. Better yet, maybe I'll just get pregnant so that I can officially join you all ; )

post #65 of 210

Thanks to everyone who's offered their advice and support. The B6 is really helping, I think. Unfortunately, I ended up throwing up this morning. Which was absolutely terrifying for me. I stayed in bed for hours after that, afraid to move or eat or drink, also afraid not to eat or drink. I managed to get down some ginger ale and triscuits, which seem to be staying down so far. I feel stupid being so scared/upset by throwing up, but ever since I was a little kid, any time I got the stomach flu or food poisoning or whatever, I would throw up every 15-30 minutes basically non-stop until I got prescription medicine.  I'm terrified of that happening again, especially away from home, especially when I have long car trips ahead of me to get home. I'm hoping that my stomach has got the message that a repeat performance isn't necessary, but I'm still a little worried.

 

And rcr - You should definitely get pregnant and join us!

post #66 of 210

I am now at 36 weeks! Here's my belly pic from yesterday:

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It looks like I have no chest. orngtongue.gif

 

Baby is currently estimated at just over 2700g. Head is measuring 40 weeks!

post #67 of 210
Looking great, Bee!!
post #68 of 210

Sweet.Bee, so cute!  I can't believe you're almost there!

 

Lava, how's it going with the new little one?

 

Monkey, I hope you're feeling better.

 

And rcr, you should definitely get over here as fast as you can.

 

M_b_A, I don't know if you are getting a chance to check in here, but if you are I've been stalking your blog and the girls are just adorable!  You and their daddy look so happy.

 

AFM, I had an ultrasound at 8w3days today.  Baby A was measuring 8w0d, Baby B measuring 7w4d.  I'm trying to decide whether to freak over this.  The nurse practitioner seemed to think everything was just fine--heartbeats were just what they should be and they have grown steadily since the 6 week ultrasound.  I will say the office was understaffed today and she was in a hurry and had to get everything ready herself, which is not the usual procedure and could have thrown everything off for her.  It seems like the babies are so tiny it would be easy to be a mm or three off, which makes a big difference in dating.  I googled (of course) and it looks like IVF babies are often small for gestational age and that as long as the HBs are in good shape things usually work out.  I don't know.  Has anyone here measured behind in early pregnancy?

post #69 of 210
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Kinza, I believe that even if the measurement was done perfectly, those dates are only accurate to +/- 4ish days. Add in any tech error and your point about IVF babies being a little smaller, and the difference is explained. If the nurse thought everything was fine, I'm sure it is. I'm so glad the heartbeats were fine.

I'm sorry you have to go through this worry though.
post #70 of 210

Thanks, Kyamo.  Does the level of fear drop once you can feel movement?  I guess I'll just be a wreck about this now instead of being a wreck about being unable to conceive!  I'm thinking of getting a doppler in a few weeks (once a doctor has found them with doppler) so I can listen for heartbeats to soothe myself.  I'm just a nut.

post #71 of 210

Kinza, I think we all worry, simply because getting pregnant took longer than for most people. Feeling movement helps. I still feel paranoid once and awhile (esp. when I was getting all that spotting), even though baby is super active and she would be fine if born today. If she doesn't move for a few hours, I worry. Or when they hooked me up to the machine yesterday (the one that records baby's heartbeat and if there are contractions), I had a brief moment of panic before I heard her heartbeat.

 

I won't tell you not to worry because we can't help that really. But I will say that as the pregnancy progressed, I worried less. Don't read unhappy stories because they will drive you crazy. Do whatever you need to reassure yourself, even if that means nagging your doctor for ultrasounds. I showed up in a panic after my first spotting incident and got a quick ultrasound to check on baby.

 

Your babies have strong heartbeats and have grown well. That's good news! When is your next ultrasound?

 

In other news, Emaya is having her triplets today! They might even be here already. Sending her healthy baby vibes!

post #72 of 210
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Lava, how's it going with the new little one?

It's going well so far. The hardest part is dealing with my older kids while also trying to care for the baby. Nothing gets done quickly, and in fact, not much of anything is getting done at all. I had a list of about 10 things that needed to get done yesterday and I think I marked off like two of them. So I'm starting off behind today. None of this would be that big of a deal if Christmas wasn't coming up. There's so much to do to get ready for that!

Baby has had a few spit up episodes. Mostly they haven't concerned me b/c it's been like an immediate mouth full that he didn't swallow or something. But this morning he like exploded in my face all over the bed. And it wasn't like a mouthful he'd just swallowed. It had been in there a little while at least b/c it already had started to get that spit up smell. Then he immediately acts hungry, poor guy, but I'm making him wait a little while before I feed him again. He's having plenty of wet diapers so I know some is going through. IDK. I guess I'll just watch it.

Kinza, I didn't stop worrying until I was holding this baby. The amount of worry decreased throughout the pregnancy, but even up to the end I would poke at him to make him move if I hadn't felt him for a while. And I guess the worry is still here to an extent, but I think that it's normal to make sure your baby is breathing at random times. Isn't it?
post #73 of 210
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Thanks, Kyamo.  Does the level of fear drop once you can feel movement?  I guess I'll just be a wreck about this now instead of being a wreck about being unable to conceive!  I'm thinking of getting a doppler in a few weeks (once a doctor has found them with doppler) so I can listen for heartbeats to soothe myself.  I'm just a nut.

Yes, the level of fear did drop a lot for me once I was feeling regular movement. It didn't go away, but it got a lot better.
post #74 of 210

 

Hey Ladies

Just wanted to say happy beginning of Chanukah for those who celebrate it.  Our family is multi-racial/cultural.  Neither my husband or I were raised religious, but we do want our daughter (and future children) to know and celebrate the variety of their heritage.  We will be lighting our candle tonight. 

P.S.  I hit 13 weeks today- officially second trimester.

post #75 of 210

CA, how are you feeling? And Kyamo? Now that Emaya has had her triplets, it looks like I'm next in line!

 

We met with one of the midwives at the birthing house this morning, and I'm cleared for a home birth! Baby is head down, active, and I will be full term on Sunday (xmas day). The midwife said that even if baby decides to come in the next few days, it's close enough to full term that we can call them. smile.gif

 

Now to get everything ready.

 

It's snowing here! Anyone else have snow?

post #76 of 210
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CA, how are you feeling? And Kyamo? Now that Emaya has had her triplets, it looks like I'm next in line!

We met with one of the midwives at the birthing house this morning, and I'm cleared for a home birth! Baby is head down, active, and I will be full term on Sunday (xmas day). The midwife said that even if baby decides to come in the next few days, it's close enough to full term that we can call them. smile.gif

Now to get everything ready.
It's snowing here! Anyone else have snow?

I'm so glad you got cleared for your home birth!

I'm third trimester now (29 weeks), and kind of uncomfortable. Back pain, harder and harder to move around, heartburn. It's not too bad though, I'm doing pretty well. My baby was head down yesterday at the midwife too, although I think he has been hanging out that way for most of the pregnancy. We really need to get moving on getting things ready, too. Yesterday my midwife gave me a big pack of forms for the hospital, including a list of what to bring. Most of the baby items on there we don't even own yet.

Snow? I've seen snow on the ground maybe 6 times so far this year, but each time it has melted within a day or two. It's been a warmer than average Nov/Dec this year.
post #77 of 210
We haven't had any snow at all. greensad.gif But some years we don't, and I'm expecting this will probably be one of those winters.

So glad to hear you're ready for your home birth, Bee!

Kyamo, you're using a midwife in the hospital?
post #78 of 210
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Kyamo, you're using a midwife in the hospital?

Yes.
Midwives in Ontario have hospital privileges and offer a choice between home and hospital births. I chose this option because using a midwife means I am less likely to end up with unnecessary interventions than if I used a doctor, and being in a hospital makes me feel safer, just in case something does go wrong.
post #79 of 210

How is everyone?

 

I'm still holding on, now at 37 weeks. I'm hoping to meet our baby soon. smile.gif

post #80 of 210
You're so close! Those last 2 weeks really dragged me down. Hoping it goes by much more quickly for you. Can't wait for an update. smile.gif

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