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January General Chit-Chat

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Here we are! The year we welcome our little ones!

 

For us, the year we finish our family (until someday when we get grandbabies!)

 

Here's to it being a good one! We are ringing it in in my household with myself and the baby having some sort of bug, we both took a nap and woke up sick from it this afternoon :(

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That is the same thought I had with the new year - it's the year our first baby will be born joy.gif

And today is day 1 of my second trimester!

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lovely day today, kids are back in school but I have my husband home (he leaves for training in a couple weeks, so this is nice) 

 

Went out shopping and managed to get all three kids NICE brand new winter coats for only $42 total. Not bad.

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Here we are! The year we welcome our little ones!

 



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I just spent WAY to much money on maternity clothes.  But I go back to work on Wednesday and I really needed clothes that fit.  

 

Speaking of going back to work, after this babe is born I will be promoted to SAHM!  I am extremely excited! 

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Yay for everyone's news.  :)

 

It's my 32nd birthday today.  We had a relaxing day- slept in, breakfast in bed, went to the casino (I lost), then to my favorite sushi restuarant for dinner (my tummy won, lol), then movie time in bed.  I'm about to tuck in the kids, and then get a massage from my hubby so I can drift off into a deep, long sleep.  :) 

 

Happy New Year :D

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I just spent WAY to much money on maternity clothes. 

 

 

It took me a LOT of willpower not to buy a bunch yesterday. Some adorable sun dresses... but they weren't on sale or clearance and I won't be able to wear them for a few more months. I'll just watch for them to go on sale or clearance lol.

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I'm having to use a lot of willpower not to buy more maternity clothes, too. I did get a few tops for Christmas, which was great, but I still need at least one more pair of pants and I'd like to have a dress or two. I'm trying to get things I can layer so I can wear them now and in summer, too. It's so hard trying to buy just a few clothing items that are good for winter, spring and summer!

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I got 2 dresses, a skirt, 2 pair tights, 1 pair hose, 2 pair leggings for $100. All good for work. Not sure if I will need dresses shortened or if belly will take care of that.... Kicker is they gave me $30 good for $75 purchase later this month. I saved a couple of pair of pants that I was eyeing.

 

While I'm still able to wear regular dresses to work, the maternity tights and hose are so much more comfortable.

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I got 2 dresses, a skirt, 2 pair tights, 1 pair hose, 2 pair leggings for $100. All good for work. Not sure if I will need dresses shortened or if belly will take care of that.... Kicker is they gave me $30 good for $75 purchase later this month. I saved a couple of pair of pants that I was eyeing.

 

While I'm still able to wear regular dresses to work, the maternity tights and hose are so much more comfortable.


Wow, where'd you go? Sounds like you got some good deals!

 

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Anyone else still feeling really nauseated? Even on Zofran I still feel so sick. I am sooo ready for this part of the pregnancy to be over! I have my first official midwife appointment tomorrow - though it will technically be my third time meeting with the midwife- once as an interview and once to get me on the zofran. But this is the first scheduled appointment and I should get to hear the heart beat. Though I got to see it last month when I had to be hospitalized for health issues and they did an ultrasound to check on the baby. 

 

I was lucky and the wife of a coworker of my husband's gave me a bunch of maternity clothes. Most of them are for warmer weather (here in Dallas weather that feels too hot for a pregnant woman should start by oh, late April lol) so they will be really useful later, but I need more for now. I keep trying to make my tops work and it is sooo not happening anymore. I wish I had saved my maternity clothes from my other pregnancies, but I was sure we were done having kids. (guess not! :) ) 

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Wow, where'd you go? Sounds like you got some good deals!

 


I went to the Destination Maternity Outlet and I already got a snag on one pair of tights so I'm glad I got back-up!
 

 

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Anyone else still feeling really nauseated?



Yes, and to top it off, I'm non-pregnancy sick, too. So I'm puking from morning sickness, exhausted from pregnancy and hurting from whatever this bug I can't shake is (plus I think it's making me extra exhausted, I've napped every day for almost a week, since the bug showed up)

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Yes, and to top it off, I'm non-pregnancy sick, too. So I'm puking from morning sickness, exhausted from pregnancy and hurting from whatever this bug I can't shake is (plus I think it's making me extra exhausted, I've napped every day for almost a week, since the bug showed up)



 

That's not fun at all. I hope you feel better soon!

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Sorry I've been MIA mamas! I know it's an easy excuse, but with Christmas, DS's first birthday, ultrasounds (and waiting in the doctor's office - something I never had to do with baby#1), and New Years, I've been pooped!

 

I went in for another ultrasound today and the OB called me a few hours ago that I have a small subchorionic hemorrhage (SCH). I haven't bled in two weeks, just some darkish discharge at times... and otherwise I just had those 8 hours of light red bleeding. Still scary, but nothing to soak through pads. My midwife did say most heal themselves by 16 weeks, but everything I've looked at online says you shouldn't homebirth because of increased risk of hemorrhage after l&d. Has anyone here ever had an SCH and homebirth?

 

Otherwise, I'm feeling great! DH and I are definitely bummed to be on "pelvic rest" as the second trimester really revs up the time between the sheets (we were like highschools with the first pregnancy).

 

Happy New Year mamas!

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 but everything I've looked at online says you shouldn't homebirth because of increased risk of hemorrhage after l&d.



Sounds like some scare tactics to me. First of all, I know PLENTY of women from my last DDC that had SCH's but birthed at home. Secondly, if your midwife is worth her salt, she will have the drugs available that they would give you in the hospital under this same situation, right up to the "i have to call the hospital and let them know I am using this strongest drug and we are on our way there for treatment" but almost never is it that severe, at home or the hospital, usually after a shot of oxytocin (or the like) the hemorrhage stops and you are allowed to recover at home (while being told to watch for signs of it starting again, of course, but all women should be watching for those signs even if they didn't hemorrhage right away). Ask her what she would do in this situation. 

 

I had a placental abruption, which is a more "advanced" form of SCH, and never once was I told that it increased my postpartum hemorrhage risk as it had healed well before I went into labor (abruption happened at around 17 weeks, had him after 40... clot was, by then, the size of a golf ball. very neat to see after the fact.)

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Thank you so much for responding! I've spoken with a couple of friends of mine who had SCH's and they're all on the same page as you. My midwife is awesome, we're really happy with her. Even though midwifery (for CPM's and homebirth) is ALEGAL in Michgan, she does carry pitocin for hemorrhaging and oxygen for resuscitation, etc. I completely trust her judgment and wouldn't believe that she would be me and/or our baby at risk. I think I needed to sleep on it to realize that I just need to be positive, take care of myself as well as I possibly can, and just be thankful that I have a big, healthy baby growing inside! Keeping my fingers crossed for my body to absorb it soon and we'll move forward.

 

Did you have a homebirth after your placental abruption?

 

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Sounds like some scare tactics to me. First of all, I know PLENTY of women from my last DDC that had SCH's but birthed at home. Secondly, if your midwife is worth her salt, she will have the drugs available that they would give you in the hospital under this same situation, right up to the "i have to call the hospital and let them know I am using this strongest drug and we are on our way there for treatment" but almost never is it that severe, at home or the hospital, usually after a shot of oxytocin (or the like) the hemorrhage stops and you are allowed to recover at home (while being told to watch for signs of it starting again, of course, but all women should be watching for those signs even if they didn't hemorrhage right away). Ask her what she would do in this situation. 

 

I had a placental abruption, which is a more "advanced" form of SCH, and never once was I told that it increased my postpartum hemorrhage risk as it had healed well before I went into labor (abruption happened at around 17 weeks, had him after 40... clot was, by then, the size of a golf ball. very neat to see after the fact.)



 

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Originally Posted by WendyJo410 View Post

Otherwise, I'm feeling great! DH and I are definitely bummed to be on "pelvic rest" as the second trimester really revs up the time between the sheets (we were like highschools with the first pregnancy).


I always thought this was just propaganda. I have never felt any different during the 2nd trimester. Other than size, I think I generally feel the same throughout the pregnancy and am definitely not particularly interested (much to DH's chagrin). Ironically, I am most interested right after birth when it is clearly not a good idea.
 

 

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Is anyone else having trouble seeing the threads in our group? I can see this thread because I clicked on the link directly from the daily digest thing I get emailed in the mornings, but when I go to the July 2012 DDC main page it tells me there are no discussions. Same thing from both my work and home computers. :(

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I can't see the discussions page either.  

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Thank you so much for responding! I've spoken with a couple of friends of mine who had SCH's and they're all on the same page as you. My midwife is awesome, we're really happy with her. Even though midwifery (for CPM's and homebirth) is ALEGAL in Michgan, she does carry pitocin for hemorrhaging and oxygen for resuscitation, etc. I completely trust her judgment and wouldn't believe that she would be me and/or our baby at risk. I think I needed to sleep on it to realize that I just need to be positive, take care of myself as well as I possibly can, and just be thankful that I have a big, healthy baby growing inside! Keeping my fingers crossed for my body to absorb it soon and we'll move forward.

Did you have a homebirth after your placental abruption?




Nope, he was a hospital birth, though my doctor told me plenty of times that if I went into labor during a snowstorm (very likely, he was due mid Jan. In northern illinois!) That she would come over and I could birth him at home with her attending... She lived 3 houses down from me lol... She is actually the one that eventually talked me in to trying a homebirth with my third. She was going to homebirth her last baby... But she ended up with identical twins and hard issues because they shared their sac so she had to be in the hospital.

And yeah, all groups are messed up, I can only see new posts from my profile page of things ive commented on before.
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