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post #101 of 131
i have to whine a bit. i feel like crap. i'm good in the mornings but as soon as i eat it's like the food is laying in my belly and not moving anywhere....it's so annoying. i cancelled my zumba class tonight cause i just couldn't do it. i dont know what is going on. i drink tons of fluids all day long but the food is not moving. i'm miserable...on the couch right now....vent end.
post #102 of 131

So I just got my progesterone test results, and it is 20.6 at 9 weeks. Does that seem totally fine? my midwife thinks it is (she said something like between 10-50 in first trimester is considered good), but my obsessive research shows that it's good when it is above 20, which I am barely at.

 

I have no experience with this- what do you ladies think?

 

Thanks so much!

 

mymaya.

post #103 of 131

mymaya  I have no idea about progesterone. Heck, i didn't even know you could measure it! :)

 

When it comes to Omega 3's i HIGHLY recommend the Nordic Naturals Omega 3's. ( best price i have found on amazon here http://www.amazon.com/Nordic-Naturals-Omega-3-Formula-180-Count/dp/B002CQU55K/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1328330611&sr=8-1) They have a lemon over taste and i have NEVER burped up or aftertasted the fish oil. Oh goodness. I tried the normal kinds. A few actually. It was terrible! They are a little expensive but worth EVERY SINGLE PENNY!!!

post #104 of 131
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When it comes to Omega 3's i HIGHLY recommend the Nordic Naturals Omega 3's. ( best price i have found on amazon here http://www.amazon.com/Nordic-Naturals-Omega-3-Formula-180-Count/dp/B002CQU55K/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1328330611&sr=8-1) They have a lemon over taste and i have NEVER burped up or aftertasted the fish oil. Oh goodness. I tried the normal kinds. A few actually. It was terrible! They are a little expensive but worth EVERY SINGLE PENNY!!!
 

 

I think I'll get some of that brand then (I've actually tried the kid version... got it as a sample at my local health food store and didn't mind them...).  I'm not always big on taking supplements in general because I believe it should be food-based first, but right now I need to rely on supplements to help me out I think!

post #105 of 131

Ahh, the stomach issues I described up there...never mind...it's a bug. DD started throwing up last night (why does that ALWAYS happen in the middle of the night???) and now my belly is cramping. It sucks...We had plans to go to Monster Jam tonight and booked the tickets last night, good timing, huh? 

post #106 of 131

I got laid off :(  "temporarily" since it's the slow season (tourism industry) and I don't have open availability anyways... Supposedly an e-mail will be sent out in about a month and those of us still interested in working for the company should respond and give the HR lady a call.  SO it looks like if I want my job back, I need to open up my availability, meaning my kids need to be watched by my MIL.  Oh yay. 

 

 

I should start working more though... we have a lot of debt.

 

 

The meeting with the midwife went awesome.  She totally alleviated DH's fears.  His fears were that the baby was going to come out not breathing- she talked to him about everything she brings the the birth, oxygen, etc, and about what she does in that event (which she says has been rare thus far, and she's practiced a longgg time).

 

When we got there she showed us photo albums of births that have happened in her practice, which was cool.

 

We talked about how things work with her.  She takes 3-5 clients a month.  She has her nephew's wedding at the beginning of September, which is out of state, so she'll arrange for me to go to the midwives at the hospital she works with in the event she's out of town.  And I'll get refunded for the birth.  

She also wants me to have an ultrasound since I'm a Vbac, so she wants to check the relation of the placenta to the scar.  She wanted this to happen around 20wks, but also wanted a dating ultrasound.  She doesn't want me to have too many ultrasounds, so she's thinking one around 16wks or so, but she has to talk to her ultrasound guy to see if that's a good time to check placental placement.  

 

post #107 of 131

@windycitymom: so sorry you got laid off but it seems not all is lost, right? You can still make it happen? I'm seriously thinking about quitting Zumba...I love it but I cannot get myself to get excited about it anymore. I usually feel so bloated in the PM that I'm just miserable. 

 

anywho, awesome about your midwife. sounds really good. What is she checking the placenta for? Just to see if it was previa or grown into your scar? I remember with DD when they checked me around 14 weeks I believe my placenta was very low but it moved up and was further away from the cervix at the next ultrasound a few weeks after. 

post #108 of 131

In regards to the u/s and placenta... she wants to make sure it's not over the scar.  If it is, we need to watch for the placenta to "move up" (as the uterus grows upwards, the placenta goes with it).  If the placenta doesn't go with it, it could mean placenta accreta (or its variants).  And I suppose to check for previa as well.. but i'm sure she'd figure that out, since she'll be listening with a doppler for the placenta and hb.  I was originally going to do no dopplers and no u/s, but she managed to convince me.. and I feel like that will help my husband feel more at ease (hearing the heartbeat sooner, as opposed to later w. a fetoscope).

 

I'm a bit worried because with both DD1 and DD1 my placenta was anterior.  So let's hope my placenta ends up somewhere good :)

post #109 of 131
i guess the position of the placenta is a potential "problem" for every vbac mom. i hope mine will pull up too or jusy get in a good position right away.. mine was anterior with ds and i didn't feel him kick for the longest time. with dd it was posterior and movement could be seen from the outside at 19 weeks. she was my wiggleworm.
post #110 of 131
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I'm a bit worried because with both DD1 and DD1 my placenta was anterior.  So let's hope my placenta ends up somewhere good :)


Mine with my VBAC was anterior, but it was higher, so there was no issue. I know issues were ruled out at my 20w u/s. 

 

Did the u/s you had in the ER not measure for dating? I assumed the report would include gestational sac measurement so that they could use that for dating. That way you perhaps could push out your anatomy scan until later and be more sure of the placenta's position.

post #111 of 131
Placenta's move. I had a low lying placenta with DS at my 20 week, so they scheduled a repeat ultrasound at 35 weeks to make sure it had moved up and away from the cervix. With DD,2 I had a solidly anterior placenta. My midwives knew it was because of the difficulty they had finding her heartbeat and the "wooshing" the doppler kept picking up from it. We verified that at my 20 week ultrasound. I had trouble feeling her and she was breech until 37 weeks, and poorly positioned during much of labor. I'm sure that they were related.

I'm wondering why they want to do a scan at 16 weeks to check for placental placement? Maybe they can tell other issues at that point? But I don't know what would be different from 20 weeks?
post #112 of 131
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Mine with my VBAC was anterior, but it was higher, so there was no issue. I know issues were ruled out at my 20w u/s. 

 

Did the u/s you had in the ER not measure for dating? I assumed the report would include gestational sac measurement so that they could use that for dating. That way you perhaps could push out your anatomy scan until later and be more sure of the placenta's position.



It did measure the dating, but according to this midwife, she once had a mama with an early u/s that dated her, and they used that due date for the rest of the pregnancy.  The mama ended up having baby at 44 wks, and baby was the size of a 42 weeker.  She also told me that she wants to be 150% sure with a VBAC since induction+VBAC usually don't mix very well.

 

I think I'm going to ask her to push it back to at least 20wks.  Later, maybe.  

post #113 of 131
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It did measure the dating, but according to this midwife, she once had a mama with an early u/s that dated her, and they used that due date for the rest of the pregnancy.  The mama ended up having baby at 44 wks, and baby was the size of a 42 weeker.  She also told me that she wants to be 150% sure with a VBAC since induction+VBAC usually don't mix very well.

 

I think I'm going to ask her to push it back to at least 20wks.  Later, maybe.  

 

Huh. That is strange! What she says about early u/s goes against everything I have ever heard or read--that the earlier the u/s, the more accurate the dates.  I'm with her on good dates for a VBAC (it's the reason I get an early u/s), though. Makes things easier during the end game. :)
 

 

post #114 of 131
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I'm sorry I haven't been around much. I've been feeling absolutely horrid with constant nausea, light headedness and exhaustion and my laptop seems to be one of many, many nausea triggers. I tried taking B6 today though, and it's made a huge difference. I'm certainly not 100% but I feel almost human. Hopefully I'll be able to participate a little more now!



Oh this is me exactly! Carlin - we have the same life!!

 

Between looking after a very busy toddler, drowning in laundry and nursing around the clock I can barely keep my eyes open.  I fell asleep yesterday up against my laundry basket I was holding while DD was having a nap - I meant to "just sit for a minute" and my DH woke me up an hour later... ugh!

 

If I can just muster the energy to get to the store I'm totally going to try B6...

post #115 of 131
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Huh. That is strange! What she says about early u/s goes against everything I have ever heard or read--that the earlier the u/s, the more accurate the dates.  I'm with her on good dates for a VBAC (it's the reason I get an early u/s), though. Makes things easier during the end game. :)
 

 



Same here!  She did say though that she likes the dating ultrasounds to be between 8 and 10 weeks.  She doesn't see patients until you can hear a heartbeat with a doppler (around 12wks, and the risk of miscarriage drops, so you don't have to figure out the financials should the pregnancy end early on), so I guess the earliest she'd be able to order the dating ultrasound would be around 10wks.  She had originally said 10wks, then said that since we weren't finding out the gender we could make it 16 weeks.  BUT since that's iffy, I'd rather just wait it out than get an early inconclusive ultrasound and have to go back.. kwim?

 

 

 

 

I just made some chocolate covered strawberries.  I am just eating nonstop.  Nausea sets in the second I get a twinge of hunger.. so I've gotta stay full.  Sure protein and carbs do the trick.. but um, what's to hate about some sweets here and there? :)

 

 

I'm 8 weeks tomorrow and want to go to sleep right now so I can wake up, change my ticker, and  take a belly pic lol.gif

 

 

Jewels- Hope you feel better!  With the two of these kids I'm lucky if I can sit down longer than 10 minutes!

post #116 of 131

We are telling DH family tomorrow before the "big game." I am having BOTH of my girls wear big sister t-shirts.  I looked all over and couldn't find a size 3 big sister shirt for my 2 yo and could only find "little sister" shirts.  Soooo....I doctored this one up!  I thought it turned out sooo good and just had to share it! :D

 

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post #117 of 131

the tiredness is really setting in here. I was wondering if i would avoid it this time around as I have been going strong (kinda had to with sick kids and all) but now I feel like my batteries are slowly  running out of juice.

7w today:)

 

mmm strawberries sound so good! chocolate too!

post #118 of 131

jodieanneanton that shirt is AWESOME! I didnt even realized it was doctored until I read that it was!

good luck with the reveal!!

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We are telling DH family tomorrow before the "big game." I am having BOTH of my girls wear big sister t-shirts.  I looked all over and couldn't find a size 3 big sister shirt for my 2 yo and could only find "little sister" shirts.  Soooo....I doctored this one up!  I thought it turned out sooo good and just had to share it! :D

 

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LOVE the shirt!!  Hooray for big reveals! Can't wait to hear how it goes!

 

post #120 of 131

What a fun way to tell!  Looks great!

 

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