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Weekly Chat February 20-26

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I didn't see this up so I figured I'd start it :)  Hope you guys don't mind!

 

How is everyone feeling?

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That's my morning so far.  I forgot I had made an appt with the birthing center, so I decided to go ahead and go and see if maybe they'd' also do an u/s.  Anyway, they never said the appt wasn't AT the birth center!  So I got myself and the kids ready, drove an hour up there, waited for 25 mins, and drove home.  I was so pissed!!!  Called them when I got home to complain about the lack of communication on their part.  Never even apologized - just asked if i wanted to reschedule.  Um, NO!  Grrrrrr......

 

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Goin Green- UGH!!! How frustrating!  The lack of apology makes it all so much worse.  It is soooo hard to get yourself and 2kids ready and out of the house... even when NOT pregnant!  I have hardly left my house the past 4-6 weeks unless absolutely necessary!

 

AFM- I am doing well.  I am over my freakout about the chances of m/c because my symptoms are back full force.  I suppose those few days were a gift I should have just accepted instead of worrying.  At my lunch on Friday with my midwife friend, she told me that there was no need to do a pelvic exam because my uterus was *clearly* up out of my pelvis!  haha.  She said, "What do you worry about stuff for with a belly that round?"  I then told her I worry about no baby being there or two babies being there.  lol.  My hubby is home for president's day today, so I was able to sleep in an extra hour.  It felt soooo nice! :) When I woke up, I was not feeling so good and decided to eat an apple with almond butter.  It was so good I decided to do it again! And now we are off to lunch together with dd2 since the eldest is spending the afternoon with my ILs.  Hopefully we can eat something good without me getting sick! :) 

 

I hope all of you had a great weekend!

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GoinGreen- aggh how irritating that must have been!  

 

jodieanneanton- I'm glad you're feeling better!  That's awesome that your midwife friend had good things to say (and how awesome that you have a midwife friend!).  

AFM- I did check for a HB yesterday and I found it (last week I couldn't and got all worried!), so my mind is at ease and I gave the doppler to my DH to hide it.  I really wish I hadn't said "ok" to borrowing it, but it was too tempting!  I have my first midwife appointment tomorrow... I'm excited :) I'm actually desperate for an ultrasound for peace of mind, so we shall see.

 

 

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I was so frustrated!  The midwife later called back and left a really nice message, but I was still so fired up I didn't answer.  I'm not the nicest person when I'm upset.  blush.gif

 

Upside - I have one last appt scheduled tomorrow at 2pm.  After that I'll solidify my decision (which I really thought I had already done, but I guess I still wanted to explore a few other options) for sure.  All I want to do is curl up in bed (slept like crap last night) and I have to go coach tonight. Boo!  

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ah...so much going on here. today is my 30st birthday and darn skype didn't work, so i wasn't able to talk to my family. also my grandpa died yesterday. it was to be expected. he was old but still...argh.
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MissE- I'm so sorry to hear that. Hugs to you and your family.
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MissE: hugs to you and your family, that is so sad.

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goin green -- I'd be frustrated too.  I'm glad the midwife called and apologized (but I don't blame you for not answering the phone ;) )!

 

jodieanneaton -- Hooray for symptoms!  um.. right?  lol .. always such a paradox to feel good about feeling like crap, but that's the way it works.

 

MissE -- HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!!  I'm sorry you can't skype with your family and I'm so sorry to hear about the passing of your grandpa.  ((hugs))

 

...

 

We went and spent the night out of town last night ("we" being me, dh, and our four girls... so, not a romantic getaway or anything ;) ) and it was fun.  It was supposed to be a big stock-up trip with our tax refund money, but even though it was *supposed* to be in this past Wednesday, the "where's my refund site" now says tomorrow.  So... not so much purchasing.  Which is a bummer.  Living in a town of five stoplights, it's fun to get out and go to a town even with a mall (the nearest of which is nearly three hours away).  I'm completely exhausted tonight.  I never sleep well in hotels and last night was no exception!

 

Tomorrow I need to call and schedule an appointment with my midwife. I've dawdled long enough and just need to bite the bullet and get in and see if there's a heartbeat (I feel pretty sure things are going well, but my symptoms have waned quite a bit lately (I never puke, but I feel like my food aversions aren't quite as strong). Darn pregnancy mind games.

 

Tomorrow will be another busy day as we'll head to a town 30 miles to the south of us so dh can chat with the priest there... and then there are some wonderful hot springs mineral pools there and we'll go swimming!  Should be fun for all the girls  -- and me too, of course!

 

Oh, one of the exciting reasons (I think) for heading up north yesterday/today was to get some Floradix and I even got some CALM (calcium/magnesium)... I think it was discussed on here even?  Worth a shot anyway.

 

My mom got me a maternity shirt when she was in Denver last weekend.  It actually doesn't look very 'maternity-like' so I even wore it yesterday because it's quite cute!  Then, after dd4 fell off the hotel bed (not super hurt, more scared) and worked herself up she puked all over it.  Oh... being a mother is just awesome like that.  (and yeah, we totally had splurged on Cold Stone ice cream before that.. and dd4 shared with her sisters who got the gross blue cotton candy ice cream... so it was lovely, BLUE PUKE... I about lost it myself trying to somewhat wipe it off.. *gag*).

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MissE - So sorry to hear about your grandfather. It doesn't matter how old he or she is, it's never easy to lose someone like that. I swear you can never be ready. hugs to you.

 

All - Well, I'm writing here just to update. I've been spotting brown with cm for the past few days. We'll know for sure at our ultrasound Friday, but I'm almost certain I am looking at the beginning of the end for my twins. They were measuring terribly behind for dates anyway, but we had been holding out hope. We tried for so long to get pregnant that it just didn't seem possible that we'd lose our first and only pregnancy. I think we were wrong. Life doesn't have to be fair. Nothing is promised. Hard reminder. I feel like the life has just been sucked out of us both.

 

gloomy.gif

 

I do want to tell you all how much I've loved being a part of this forum. I seriously wish you guys the absolute best. You are all so wonderful and supportive. I can't wait to check back and see your progress.

 

<3

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Huge hugs to you Jilimy & anyone else going through hardship grouphug.gif

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Originally Posted by Jilimy View Post

 

All - Well, I'm writing here just to update. I've been spotting brown with cm for the past few days. We'll know for sure at our ultrasound Friday, but I'm almost certain I am looking at the beginning of the end for my twins. They were measuring terribly behind for dates anyway, but we had been holding out hope. We tried for so long to get pregnant that it just didn't seem possible that we'd lose our first and only pregnancy. I think we were wrong. Life doesn't have to be fair. Nothing is promised. Hard reminder. I feel like the life has just been sucked out of us both.

 

gloomy.gif

 

I do want to tell you all how much I've loved being a part of this forum. I seriously wish you guys the absolute best. You are all so wonderful and supportive. I can't wait to check back and see your progress.

 

<3



 Love, light and peace to you as you await the results with your ultrasound tomorrow.  Life isn't fair.  It's not.  And I don't think this is all part of some plan.  Bad things just happen sometimes.  And it sucks.  It hurts sooooooo badly.  And I get the feeling of life being sucked out of you.  Because, if this truly is the begining of the end, not only will you *not* have your baby (or babies!) and not have a person there, but it's the *absense* of those babies that remains.  The *absense* of all your hopes, dreams, plans... your future.

 

But thank goodness our future is always reshaping.

 

Be good to yourself, mama.  Because truly, in loving and caring and holding those babies for even a short time, you are a mama in my eyes.  Take care and rest if you can.  (((hugs)))

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MissE: So sorry to hear about your grandpa. My thoughts and prayers are headed your way. 

Jilimy: I am so sorry to hear about your spotting.  Big hugs and prayers headed your way as well.

 

AFM: I am new to posting, I have been hanging out reading for the last several weeks though.  I am now 10 weeks along and today was a very good day as far as morning sickness goes.  I didnt feel bad for most of the day!  I am hoping that just means that it is on its way out and good things are to come.  With that said, I am not totally ruling out that I am done with it.  Even though I had a good day in the morning sickness department, I didnt have a great day.  I think I pinched my siatic nerve in my back on the right side.  I have been in bed or on the couch laying down the whole day due to it.  I will be calling my doctor in the morning to see if it is okay if I can see a chiropractor to see if I can get this taken care of.  That is about all with me.

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Jilimy Oh no! And Friday's a long time to wait greensad.gif I had spotting with my early loss and also with my term pregnancy (several, several days of it, and some of it heavy), so I don't think all hope is lost! My fingers are crossed for you.

Welcome, Sarah.

judybean - I've had 2 appointments with my family practice doc, but I have a word file with the names of doulas I want to call, and midwives, and even some OBs, but I just can't work up the courage to get on the phone. Maybe after I've heard the heartbeat on the doppler ... which will probably be next Friday. Maybe then I'll start making calls.

Happy Birthday, MissE! I'll be turning 30 right after this kiddo comes, so I think not much of a big to-do, with a weeks-old newborn. I'm really sorry to hear about your grandpa. Just because it was expected, doesn't mean it isn't hard. I hope you got the Skype thing worked out and were able to chat with your family.

Jodieanneanton - that sounds like me, exactly. I can't enjoy those moments of feeling good -- anytime I feel not horrible, my mind immediately jumps to the worst possible conclusion. I'm hoping I'll feel better/ease up some on the mind games when I've heard the heartbeat on doppler.

AFM - Well, not much. I've got a cold and I have so.much.mucous. That's got to be pregnancy-related, right? Or maybe I should stop blaming every annoying thing on the pregnancy. SO MUCH SNOT. It's gross.
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Jilimy: Hugs to you and fingers crossed.  Judybean said it so well I can't add another single word to that.

 

Sarah:  welcome! I also got a nasty bout of sciatica yesterday, was hobbling along doing groceries and clinging on to the trolley for dear life!  Went to the chiro today and she helped a lot.  I seem it get it with each pregnancy, and its so painful!  Chiro's are great at any stage of pregnancy, IMHO, as its easier for us to get out of alignment with everything softening up, but do see what your doc says.  Hope you get it sorted soon!

 

Crystal buffaloe: sorry about the abundance of snot!  hope it clears soon, that sounds miserable.

 

AFM: I'm 9w3d today and had a beautiful ultrasound today, baby moving and little heart beating away at 169bpm, measuring a day ahead and everything looking really good. We are so thrilled! Our last loss was at around this time and I got to stare at a motionless baby on the screen.  Not fun at all.  Fortunately my nausea has been ramped up to a whole new level which has been hard but oh so reassuring at the same time.  After ultrasound I saw our family doc, and he interpreted results of ultrasound and blood tests.  Everything is looking great. I am now officially "high risk" due to my history, whcih means more ob visits irked.gif

 

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by MissE View Post

ah...so much going on here. today is my 30st birthday and darn skype didn't work, so i wasn't able to talk to my family. also my grandpa died yesterday. it was to be expected. he was old but still...argh.

 

Happy Birthday and sorry about your grandpa.  Agree with other posters - that stuff is never easy whether we know it's coming or not.  
 

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All - Well, I'm writing here just to update. I've been spotting brown with cm for the past few days. We'll know for sure at our ultrasound Friday, but I'm almost certain I am looking at the beginning of the end for my twins. They were measuring terribly behind for dates anyway, but we had been holding out hope. We tried for so long to get pregnant that it just didn't seem possible that we'd lose our first and only pregnancy. I think we were wrong. Life doesn't have to be fair. Nothing is promised. Hard reminder. I feel like the life has just been sucked out of us both.

 

gloomy.gif

 

I do want to tell you all how much I've loved being a part of this forum. I seriously wish you guys the absolute best. You are all so wonderful and supportive. I can't wait to check back and see your progress.

 

<3


Will be thinking of you tons.  hug2.gif

 



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Originally Posted by Sarah Temkin View Post

MissE: So sorry to hear about your grandpa. My thoughts and prayers are headed your way. 

Jilimy: I am so sorry to hear about your spotting.  Big hugs and prayers headed your way as well.

 

AFM: I am new to posting, I have been hanging out reading for the last several weeks though.  I am now 10 weeks along and today was a very good day as far as morning sickness goes.  I didnt feel bad for most of the day!  I am hoping that just means that it is on its way out and good things are to come.  With that said, I am not totally ruling out that I am done with it.  Even though I had a good day in the morning sickness department, I didnt have a great day.  I think I pinched my siatic nerve in my back on the right side.  I have been in bed or on the couch laying down the whole day due to it.  I will be calling my doctor in the morning to see if it is okay if I can see a chiropractor to see if I can get this taken care of.  That is about all with me.


Welcome Sarah!  I had sciatica really bad with my 1st pregnancy and nothing really fixed it for me (but I know chiro def helps some).  Good luck!

 

 

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Good morning ladies!  I've been so behind on posting because DS has decided to stop sleeping at night, which makes him especially ripe during the day.  It's been a lot of 

tv and books in our home.

 

 

Welcome Sarah! 

 

Goin Green - so sorry to hear about your grandpa.  My grandparents are all still alive and well and, unfortunately, I know that their time will come soon.  Many big hugs to you at this time.

 

WindyCity - if I had a doppler I'd be all over that!

 

Jilimy - I'm so sorry you're having this experience and I'm crossing my fingers that everything is fine for you.  I had two days of light brown spotting at 6 weeks that went away completely, so hopefully, this is residual implantation spotting for you?

 

Milano - how amazing to see the healthy bean growing and thriving!  

 

I go in waves either feeling completely nauseous and fat and tired and gross, to feeling fine and worried that something is wrong with the baby.  It's such a mind trip.  On Saturday night I didn't take the Unisom to see how I felt on Sunday and sure enough I felt like CRAP most of the day.  So I was glad but also counting the minutes until 7 when I could take another Unisom.  Aargh!

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Good morning everyone!  I'm headed to my appointment in a little bit... FX everything is good :)

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Hello everyone -

 

We had our midwife appointment on Friday (11 weeks) and we got to hear the heartbeat again.  I was so nervous that my heart rate went way up at the same time!  We are supposed to have an ultrasound this week for the first trimester screen, so it will be nice to see baby again.  DH was a total jerk to me this AM and I totally took it out on DD while trying to get out the door to daycare.  Can not wait to give her a hug this evening!

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Hi everyone! We spent the last week on vacation so I haven't been around for awhile. I'm trying to catch up but I find I can only be on the computer for a few minutes at a time or my nausea really ramps up, so I'll just say that I hope everyone's doing well!

 

I had 3 wonderful days last week where I only had a few minutes of nausea here and there throughout the day, but unfortunately it didn't last. I hate to admit it but I'm really, really not enjoying this pregnancy so far. I can't wait for the first trimester to be over.

 

Is anyone else still waiting for their first appointment? We don't see our midwife for another 2 weeks yet.

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