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Weekly Chat Thread? Jan 16 - 22

post #1 of 163
Thread Starter 

Now that there are quite a few of us here, would we like to do a weekly chat thread? Basically just a place to put anything you want to chat about but don't want to start a new thread for - could be observations, rants, whatever and a place to maybe get to know everyone a bit better.

 

AFM, not a whole lot going on right now. Winter has finally hit with a vengence (woo, - 37 with the wind chill) so of course I have a bunch of running around to do with my toddler in tow.

 

The only pregancy related thing of interest is that I'm getting anxious that I haven't heard back from my midwife yet. We have a severe shortage of midwives around here, and I can't decide if I should just wait on my first choice or start getting in touch with others. I really don't want to end up on a wait list!

 

 

post #2 of 163

I am game!

I have yet to get a health care provider and I will be moving before this LO arrives so I really don't know what I am going to do about it.

For now, I am trying to make an apt. with my family Dr., who doesn't do births.

 

Um... and trying not to get my hopes up and tell too many people, but it's HARD.  And then I don't drink or suffer through a headache and everyone figures it out anyways.... I am bad at this.

 

Anyways... 6 weeks on Wednesday!

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Today I am 5 weeks.  I started off this pregnancy very very anxious, which is not me at all.  The past two days I have felt better, I am not waking up in the middle of the night anymore thinking about miscarriage, so that's good.  Really no one knows about this pregnancy.  Only 4 people not including my husband and health care providers.  Because of our loss last time I don't want anyone to know until we are 100,000% sure.  Its hard, but I also like it because I am not totally ready to talk baby yet.

 

I am just trying to keep busy this week until next week when I have an appointment for an ultrasound to check for the heart beat.  It shouldn't be too hard, my DS is going in for an Upper Endoscopy on Thursday and its giving me plenty to worry about. I am nervous about him having to be put under, but I am glad we are finally getting the procedure done.  

 

As far as symptoms, I feel like crap since starting the Prometrium last Friday. My poor boobs are so sore that I want to die. I also am really foggy, almost like I had too much wine. Just 8 more weeks until the first trimester is over!

 

 

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I have sent a message to my midwife on Facebook and she's thrilled and happy to be my provider :) I didn't make any official appointments.. I just said I wanted to get my foot in the door and reserve her in case there's some crazy baby boom or something ;)

 

Otherwise, I just have a killer headache today. A nearly-debilitating one. Good thing today is dh's day off.

 

Oh, and I'm ready for my kids to stop puking. Not that I really want them all sick at the same time, but the way they get sick, puke, skip a few days, then pass it along to another sister is just getting SO OLD! I'm ready for all puke to be BANISHED from this house!!

 

I'm still nervous about this pregnancy. I'm having a hard time believing it's real. But I've started sewing up baby clothes anyway ;)

post #5 of 163
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Originally Posted by Kat_shoshin View Post
Um... and trying not to get my hopes up and tell too many people, but it's HARD.  And then I don't drink or suffer through a headache and everyone figures it out anyways.... I am bad at this.

 

We just hosted my mom and my sister and her family for 3 days, and we managed to keep it under wraps. I even faked a margarita!!

 

I am worn OUT. In addition to guests, I cleaned my whole house top to bottom, planned and executed a birthday brunch for 25, and engineered my annual volunteer event this morning.  Mama needs a nap! Good thing I am feeling okay thus far.  I'm only 4w5d, and if memory serves me, I was worst from 6-8w last time.

 

I don't think I will call my care provider until the end of this week. Waiting to make it seem I am a bit more unsure of dates so they will not question a dating u/s. Makes things so much easier in the end when everyone treats the "past due VBAC with a huuuge baby" like a ticking time bomb. Good data makes a good argument ;)

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We just hosted my mom and my sister and her family for 3 days, and we managed to keep it under wraps. I even faked a margarita!!

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My last pregnancy I had a wine tasting the DAY I got my BFP.  I went with my best friend and we just kept swapping glasses with me.  She was pretty drunk by the end of the night. ROTFLMAO.gif

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Hi Ladies,

 

Just got my BFP!! joy.gifpos.gif I have had a go at this- really excited and cautious at the same time.

 

I had 1 m/c of identical twin boys at 14w 03/11 (TTTS) and one m/c of a Singleton (u/k reason) at 6w 11/11

 

This is my #1 so I hope so very much this will all work out for us, we are so ready.   Just telling my mom and DH.  No friends or extended family until March or later!

 

Glad you all are here! 

 

 

post #9 of 163

Hey everyone! Joining you all in the chatter :)

I've been trying to get ahold of a midwife, but no care provider as of yet either.

 

judybean- hope you feel better mama!

 

cryswilkins- prometrium sucks :( when I took it last time around I was in a 12 week haze.. it was horrible!  hang in there!

 

 

 

I'm 5 weeks tomorrow, and am super excited to be making that milestone!  I've had multiple chemicals and all have been before 5wks- all inmy 3rd and early 4th week.  I'm hoping this means something good!  However, I did have some brown tinged mucous and pain last night- I really want to get checked out in case of ectopic.. but I'm still not totally sure.  I'm feeling better though.

 

 

 

post #10 of 163

Hey, mamas!

 

This is only day 2 of me knowing. I'm not looking too far ahead yet; my biggest pregnancy-related plans include making sure I buy more prenatal vitamins and have a well-stocked fridge! But Judybean, I'm dusting off my Crescent Moon Yoga Pants pattern, too, just *in case* I want to sew up a half a dozen pairs of wee wool pants!

 

ETA: Well, playing it cool lasted all of four hours. I might be legitimately said to be looking ahead; I have started knitting a pair of socks that are far, far too tiny for my monster men's feet...


Edited by DandelionWine - 1/16/12 at 6:20pm
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This seems like the place for a big sigh about how frustrated I feel about work. My stuff is done from home, with external deadlines and weekly meetings but otherwise entirely self-directed, and I am having such. a hard. time. finding the energy or motivation to do it, which then makes me feel irresponsible, which stresses me out. Those of you who are FT in an office, I don't know how you do it. All I want to do is sleep, or not sleep and not work.

 

Argh.

post #12 of 163
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Originally Posted by PinkBunch View Post

We just hosted my mom and my sister and her family for 3 days, and we managed to keep it under wraps. I even faked a margarita!!

 

I am worn OUT. In addition to guests, I cleaned my whole house top to bottom, planned and executed a birthday brunch for 25, and engineered my annual volunteer event this morning.  Mama needs a nap! Good thing I am feeling okay thus far.  I'm only 4w5d, and if memory serves me, I was worst from 6-8w last time.

 

I don't think I will call my care provider until the end of this week. Waiting to make it seem I am a bit more unsure of dates so they will not question a dating u/s. Makes things so much easier in the end when everyone treats the "past due VBAC with a huuuge baby" like a ticking time bomb. Good data makes a good argument ;)



Hrm... what is this strategy exactly?  My last baby was an 11lbs giant.  They tried to induce me at 1 DAY past my due date and I refused, but they kept at me.  I know now they knew I was having a giant baby - or at least seriously suspected you know?  He was born only 9 days past due - with un-consented meddling , but vaginally.  I had been told I would be "given" a c-section next time all those years ago... hence why we waited so long.

So is it a thing where they don't believe your due dates when that happens?  Should I consider this too do you think?

post #13 of 163

Hi everybody!  I'm feeling pretty good physically, which actually worries me a tiny bit because my morning sickness with DS didn't start until 10 weeks and that was worse than when it started immediately with DD (it lasted about 10 weeks total both times).  We told my parents last night and they're the only IRL people so far who know (except for 2 midwives).  We'll probably tell some friends the next time we see them, though right now it looks like that'll be at a baby shower for one of the couples and I don't want to steal anybody's thunder.  We interviewed a hospital-based midwife (in a large practice, so they rotate, but you only get to meet the one at first) and 2 home birth MWs while we were TTC and we have an interview with another home birth MW tomorrow.  There's one other who we want to interview, but I haven't been able to get ahold of her yet.  I hope to make our decision shortly because it seems like the MWs around here fill up pretty quickly.

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Hey there!  I'm feeling so great!  I'm tired, but I always am when gestating.  I'm really lucky that I only have late morning classes so I can take the kids to school and come home for a cat nap before going to class.  This pregnancy is going to be worlds apart from my second pregnancy, when I was chasing around a young toddler!

 

judybean -  I hope the puke fest ends super fast.  I can't imagine having to clean all that up at this time.  I'm SO sensitive to smells and I'm a bit emetaphobic so I'd be miserable.

pinkbunch - that's hilarious that you faked a margarita!

 

 

I'm  not telling anyone about my pregnancy right now.  Since I had an IUD I'm at a higher risk of ectopic (if it didn't just fall out, which is suspected) so I've got an appointment with the clinic on Friday morning.  I'm seeing an OB until I get cleared and then I'll be seeing a midwife for the rest of my pregnancy.  I'm still not sure when I'll announce my pregnancy.  I have a feeling it's not going to be met with as much enthusiasm as my first two.

post #15 of 163
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Hrm... what is this strategy exactly?  My last baby was an 11lbs giant.  They tried to induce me at 1 DAY past my due date and I refused, but they kept at me.  I know now they knew I was having a giant baby - or at least seriously suspected you know?  He was born only 9 days past due - with un-consented meddling , but vaginally.  I had been told I would be "given" a c-section next time all those years ago... hence why we waited so long.

So is it a thing where they don't believe your due dates when that happens?  Should I consider this too do you think?


Well, I am with the same OB for the 3d time now. Because of some ambiguity in dates and a 41w "big baby" which ended in a c/s (my choice and still feel that it was the right one), we talked about being as sure as possible about dates so that no one else (she shares call with some others and also was on staff at the hospital at the time) would second guess our plans for waiting it out with a VBAC. So when I have my 6w intake visit with the nurse, I just say I am unsure of dates. I get an u/s around the 7w mark to confirm dates, and that goes in my records. That way, when I go close to or to 42w, there is no "Oh, your dates must be wrong. We need to get that baby out--it's too big." routine from nurses or on call docs or any other such nonsense.

 

I went to 41+2 with a "big baby" and polyhydramnios as a VBAC. Knowing for sure that my dates were right and knowing that I just 'go late' and knowing that I grow larger babies made the second go 'round a lot less challenging.

 

For me, being a VBAC, I knew dates would be imperative because they tend to be a bit pickier, and I tend to go later than a lot of the docs in the large teaching hospital are comfortable with. It may not be the right solution for you, depending on your care provider. If you are afraid of being pressured to induce early or if you truly do have irregular cycles, then I might consider it. Where it might backfire is if you are in a situation where they strongly prefer delivery at 42w--you have no way to buy yourself any additional time.

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I like this general chatty thread. I am 6W3D and anxiously waiting for my 7W ultrasound on Friday. I had one last Tuesday, at 5W4D and they saw a gestational and yolk sacs, but no baby. said it was "likely" due to it being too early, but you know how that made me feel......

 

I have tons of symptoms- very sore boobs, queasiness, tired, bitchy and hormonal. I swear I can feel my tummy getting "bloated" in a pregnant way. But at the same time, and am an internet addict, and googling blighted ovum doesn't help, because you could still have all the symptoms and still..... I have been living in fear for 2.5 weeks, and got tired of it, so I convinced myself that all is well, but that come Friday, I will be able to face whatever I see. easier said than done, I am sure.

I have very occasional brown spotting, which I had with both pregnancies around 5-6 weeks. I have the pulling/ligament pain here and there. 

Since I am also completely off my ADD medications I am not quite myself these days, and find it hard to "relax and enjoy" this miracle pregnancy (I am 40, have a 10 year old son and a 7 year old daughter and thought we were done).

 

I wish you all a great week!

 

mymaya.

post #17 of 163
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Hey, mamas!

 

This is only day 2 of me knowing. I'm not looking too far ahead yet; my biggest pregnancy-related plans include making sure I buy more prenatal vitamins and have a well-stocked fridge! But Judybean, I'm dusting off my Crescent Moon Yoga Pants pattern, too, just *in case* I want to sew up a half a dozen pairs of wee wool pants!



I love the CMYP pattern! It's what I use for all my tiny baby pants (wool, cotton/lycra, cotton interlock, etc)!  It's all I made for dd4 for the first few months and *loved* them! So simple and they seemed like they'd be so comfy!

 

This afternoon I made an outfit for my brother/SIL who are expecting their first baby in March! My SIL *loves* Minnie Mouse (and they're having a girl!), so... I made this:

 

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I need to make some pants (with an attached skirt) to go with that... but i was so pleased with how that turned out!  I made a few other baby shirts, but haven't taken pictures of them yet.

 

Just one more picture of two I made a few weeks ago (before knowing I could use them myself!):

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julybean - Those are super cute!

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Judybean, those are flippin' adorable!!! I think I'm going to start a crafting-for-baby thread so I can see more of your goodies!!

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OMG those are gorgeous!!!  I'm in total awe of your skill!

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