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Anyone else nuts during this time?

post #1 of 36
Thread Starter 

I can't be the only one.

 

I am 17.5 weeks and I find this the hardest time. I've seen the U/S at 9 weeks, no confirmation since then. I don't have regular movement yet (which is fine because I'm very overweight). I know in my head everything all being well is going to be fine, but I can't help being a total worry wart during this time period.

post #2 of 36

This is a super tough time.  The only time I wanted a doppler was between 12-18 weeks.  This time around I got the NT scan, so I got a check again at 13 weeks, which was nice.  You should start feeling baby soon!

post #3 of 36

I get a little apprehensive because my pregnancy is so symptom free.  But after hearing the heartbeat on the doppler at my 16 week appointment, I'm pretty confident that everything will be fine, since by this point loss is so very rare. 

 

I'm so busy, it seems that this pregnancy is literally flying by.  It seems like a whole week goes by before I've even noticed.

post #4 of 36

I definitely get it! I got to see/hear the heartbeat 4 times in a month (weeks 10-14)... but now I'm halfway through a 4-week wait to hear it again and can't tell if I'm feeling movement or just imagining it. And now I totally understand the desire to have a doppler, just to listen once a day. 

post #5 of 36

Yes, I am right there with you.  hug2.gif

post #6 of 36

This is why I borrowed my friend's Doppler! I'll send it back to her as soon as the baby's big enough to make lots of reassuring and fairly constant movement.

post #7 of 36

I have a doppler... and as much Zen as I put out there, to me this pregnancy wasn't 'real' until I was able to actually have something tangible. Mainly, for me, because I was totally unaware that this little soul was making it's way in. I try not to use my doppler too frequently but it's nice to have the option if I feel the need and it's giving me a connection to a pregnancy that I really wasn't connected to. It was worth the money, in my opinion, to buy the doppler... but I've used it through 2 pregnancies now.

post #8 of 36

I'm feeling like the baby is doing well, finally. I don't know, after this long I feel like I would know if something was wrong. I did hear the heartbeat last week (but the appointment was upsetting, per the switching providers thread).

I REALLY want to know the sex of this baby. I have been so convinced it's a boy but now I'm like "What if I'm just 100% wrong?" (The only percent wrong you can be).

I'm also anxious to feel movement. I definitely feel like I feel the baby, who likes to hang out on the lower left side. I just haven't felt anything like the popcorn popping or a definite kick or pull. I'm just ready for the next stage of things and getting to know this little one more.

 

 

post #9 of 36
Thread Starter 

Glad I'm not the only one going through this!

 

I think all is okay, just a nag in my head. I'm also a wreck during pregnancy though.

 

I did  have an u/s at 10 weeks, baby was about a week behind but there was a great heartbeat and everything.

 

I know statistically speaking, things are fine, I will just feel a lot better when I hear the heartbeat on the doppler next time I have an appointment.

 

Thanks everyone for the pep talk!

 

post #10 of 36

I've been apprehensive these past couple of days.  I've had zero signs that something is wrong so I know I should just relax and not think about worst case scenarios but I would feel so much better if I had some sort of reassurance right now.  My next appt. is in about 6 days and I know I'll feel relieved when I hear the heartbeat again.  I'm pretty anxious to feel definite movement... I don't really miss the early pregnancy symptoms but I must admit the all-day nausea was pretty reassuring.

post #11 of 36

One of my pregnancy apps said that the fetus can sense light through its eyelids and will move away if you shine a flashlight through your belly. So... I've been thinking about harassing my fetus with a flashlight so I can feel it move in a specific spot?!?! I don't think it will work since I've got a layer of fat in front of my uterus, but I am soooooo tempted to try. 

post #12 of 36

Now I have  a hilarious image in my mind of a fetus chasing it like a cat with a laser pointer..... 

post #13 of 36

ilovetchotchkes, that's an amazing image.  And eleuthia, I may be desperate enough to try.  My husband came into the bedroom yesterday afternoon and I was lying still on the bed and he asked what I was doing.   I responded, "Shhhh... I'm trying to feel The Fetus."  He just rolled his eyes and walked out.  I want to feel something!  Other than uterine pressure, I'm not feeling anything at all.  Can't wait for my next appointment March 5 or 6.  I get to hear the heartbeat then.  Yay!

post #14 of 36
Thread Starter 


 

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Originally Posted by LilyTiger View Post

ilovetchotchkes, that's an amazing image.  And eleuthia, I may be desperate enough to try.  My husband came into the bedroom yesterday afternoon and I was lying still on the bed and he asked what I was doing.   I responded, "Shhhh... I'm trying to feel The Fetus."  He just rolled his eyes and walked out.  I want to feel something!  Other than uterine pressure, I'm not feeling anything at all.  Can't wait for my next appointment March 5 or 6.  I get to hear the heartbeat then.  Yay!


I had a nurse appointment tonight, doctor in 2 weeks (nurse didn't use Doppler or anything, just weight, blood pressure, etc). She asked if I had movement, and I told her not yet really and she said it's fine. I have had tingling a bit, so I think from what I remember that is the start of it. 

 

 

post #15 of 36

I had a miscarriage dream two nights ago and even though I am pretty sure everything is fine, I would LOVE to have a doppler to just check in.  How much do they run?

post #16 of 36

About $60 for a good one... and 20-30 for an okay one. :)

post #17 of 36

Yep, this is the one I am using. Also, a midwife friend of mine said not to waste your money on the ultrasound gel they tell you to get for it, and use plain 'ol KY instead. orngbiggrin.gif

post #18 of 36

I also heard about using pure aloe vera gel instead of the ultrasound gel.  

post #19 of 36

Ms. Zelda posted this link in another thread, and it was enough to warn me away from the doppler, but everyone obviously needs to find their own level of balance in terms of sanity and safety.  But it's here if people missed it before:

http://chriskresser.com/natural-childbirth-iib-ultrasound-not-as-safe-as-commonly-thought

post #20 of 36
Quote:
Originally Posted by eleuthia View Post

One of my pregnancy apps said that the fetus can sense light through its eyelids and will move away if you shine a flashlight through your belly. So... I've been thinking about harassing my fetus with a flashlight so I can feel it move in a specific spot?!?! I don't think it will work since I've got a layer of fat in front of my uterus, but I am soooooo tempted to try. 



Spotlight on baby! 2ndtri.gif Lol! I saw this too and have been thinking the same thing. A girlfriend of mine was pregnant last year and around this point she kept asking me (I was also her doula) if the baby was still in there. I just thought she was being silly. Now I completely get it! When she had her anatomy scan she actually exclaimed "it IS still in there!" Lol! It's a crazy time.

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