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5/13 Weekly Thread

post #1 of 35
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Happy Mother's Day to all of you gorgeous, awesome mamas!!

post #2 of 35

Happy Mothers' Day to you, too!

 

We had too much excitement last night.  I arrived home from work to find that the entire block was taped off and had cop cars all over it.  Apparently someone drove by and shot up a car about 3 houses up from where our driveway enters the street (we live way back a long driveway, so quite a distance from our house, but . . . )  DH and all the kids were here and heard it happen.  Fortunately, nobody was hurt.  If I had not been so exhausted, I would likely have been pretty freaked out, but I was so tired I just crashed.

 

Today my complaint is that I am tired of eating.  The only way I can keep myself feeling relatively non-pukey is to eat something about every hour or so.  By dinner time or after dinner I am SO TIRED and SO TIRED of thinking of something appetizing and small that I can eat!  Also, I've gained about 5 lbs already at 8+ weeks.  This isn't a biggy for me, but it's kind of annoying!

post #3 of 35

Not to be a downer but I did not have a very good mother's day. Looks like I am *out*. I had my second HCG check today and it went down from 2296 to 1600-something. Shitty. I am hoping to heal fast and get back on the wagon sometime soon. Good luck and happy and healthy pregnancies to everyone. I will probably be lurking for a while.

post #4 of 35
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Not to be a downer but I did not have a very good mother's day. Looks like I am *out*. I had my second HCG check today and it went down from 2296 to 1600-something. Shitty. I am hoping to heal fast and get back on the wagon sometime soon. Good luck and happy and healthy pregnancies to everyone. I will probably be lurking for a while.

Oh Mumma, I am sorry!

You are in my thoughts! I hope you heal quickly, in all aspects, and that you will be joining us with a new babe in the coming year soon xxxxxx so sorry Mumma

post #5 of 35
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Not to be a downer but I did not have a very good mother's day. Looks like I am *out*. I had my second HCG check today and it went down from 2296 to 1600-something. Shitty. I am hoping to heal fast and get back on the wagon sometime soon. Good luck and happy and healthy pregnancies to everyone. I will probably be lurking for a while.

I am so sorry mama. You will be in my thoughts and prayers!

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Not to be a downer but I did not have a very good mother's day. Looks like I am *out*. I had my second HCG check today and it went down from 2296 to 1600-something. Shitty. I am hoping to heal fast and get back on the wagon sometime soon. Good luck and happy and healthy pregnancies to everyone. I will probably be lurking for a while.

shitty indeed. I am so sorry mama. Prayers for healing coming your way. stillheart.gif

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I had an ok day, I guess. Just like any other day for me. My kids have been extra lovey, and it's been rainy all day, so we stayed on the couch or in bed almost all day. dh had a week's vacation, and went back today, because he is a service mgr in a restaurant, so he can't miss mother's day. I'm sad because of that, but happy that he has a job that offers paid vacations! 

 

I have a prenatal on Tuesday, for which I will have to start a 24 hr. urine specimen tomorrow. The NP wants to check kidney function. She said that may be causing my crazy blood sugar readings. I am curious to know, too. I have already been labeled as PRE-gestational diabetic. at 10 weeks, because of ONE high blood sugar reading.

post #8 of 35

I'm sorry, BaileyB.  Good thoughts for wholeness and healing coming your way.

post #9 of 35

Mamabeakley: That's scary! Do you live somewhere with a crime problem?

 

BaileyB: So sorry. I hope you heal quickly and a new baby will be coming your way!

 

lilbsmama: are you seeing a midwife? I've never had prenatal care that early, but it does sound like your care provider is jumping the gun, especially since I don't remember ever getting my blood sugar tested early in pregnancy.

 

Mama's Day was lovely. I had an epic breakfast in bed prepared by my partner and kids, and then we went to my grandmothers' home. There's nothing like four generations of women under one roof!

 

I've had a slow start today. I stayed up too late with my partner last night, and I've never been a morning person. Today is probably our busiest day, with music lessons for both my DD and me.

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Not yet, I haven't gotten to meet her yet. I am currently going to the local hd. I mentioned that I thought it was way early to be slapping me with that, but she said that it is something new they are trying, to "catch" women that slip through the crack, or something to that effect. She said there are so many moms that pass the glucose test, but actually have gd. I'm not buying it, but I am doing this to please them until I meet my midwife.

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Originally Posted by BaileyB View Post

Not to be a downer but I did not have a very good mother's day. Looks like I am *out*. I had my second HCG check today and it went down from 2296 to 1600-something. Shitty. I am hoping to heal fast and get back on the wagon sometime soon. Good luck and happy and healthy pregnancies to everyone. I will probably be lurking for a while.

I'm so sorry to hear this news, sending prayers and thoughts for quick healing so that you might have another baby soon.

post #12 of 35
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Today my complaint is that I am tired of eating.  The only way I can keep myself feeling relatively non-pukey is to eat something about every hour or so.  By dinner time or after dinner I am SO TIRED and SO TIRED of thinking of something appetizing and small that I can eat!  Also, I've gained about 5 lbs already at 8+ weeks.  This isn't a biggy for me, but it's kind of annoying!

The eating helps over here too, though I am so repulsed by nearly every food it's kind of weird.  Sigh.  My husbands actually a little worried about that as well.  My digestive system is all messed up as well, ever since the other day every time I have to go I am bleeding.  I don't remember having this constipation issues before, it seems like sometimes I'm fine, than other times heavily constipated.  Sigh. I ate half a cantaloupe this morning hoping that's extra fiber to make things better.

 

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lilbsmama: are you seeing a midwife? I've never had prenatal care that early, but it does sound like your care provider is jumping the gun, especially since I don't remember ever getting my blood sugar tested early in pregnancy.

 

Mama's Day was lovely. I had an epic breakfast in bed prepared by my partner and kids, and then we went to my grandmothers' home. There's nothing like four generations of women under one roof!

 

I don't see a midwife being that aggressive with blood glucose that early either.

 

Sounds like a wonderful mother's day for you!  Wish I still had my grandparents around....it must be wonderful to have all those generations of women together!

 

My mother's day was OK, we don't really do much here other than the kids usually make little things for me and usually I have a nice meal.  We went out for breakfast, which actually was sort of disappointing (new restaurant and my food tastes better LOL).  But, probably the nicest thing was that my DH mopped the floor and I was able to take a nap!!! 

 

I'm getting a little freaky about the fact that so many women I know who are older and pregnant seem to be miscarrying.  Not that it's a good idea for me to be worrying about everything but I am.  I'm really hoping this one sticks because this one was a surprise after DH being fairly certain we were done I don't know that I'd have another chance.  So, I'm really hoping that fifth spirit is hanging around, intent on coming into this world and our family!!!  

 

Still feeling extraordinarily sick and tired, I guess it's a good thing ;).  Does anyone know when you can start feeling the fundus above the pubic bone?  I'm kind of fluffy and don't want to go feeling around if I shouldn't LOL.

post #13 of 35

Hugs BaileyB. I'm so sorry. 

post #14 of 35
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Mother's Day was great...DH made me dinner ( I was waaay to nauseous in the a.m.) and got me my favorite flavor of ice cream: New England Crumberry Pie eat.gif The girlies made me adorable pictures and sang me this song they 'wrote' together that basically repeated: "Mama we love you. We do! We do!" but was super sweet, DH accompanied them on the guitar luxlove.gif and he bought me a new sewing machine that is crazy awesome and some great new fabric (that's true love when your man is willing to pick out fabric for you, lol)...we had some extracuricular fun as well blush.gif

 

Yes, all in all a great day!

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Oh BaileyB, I'm so sorry.  Sending healing thoughts your way.  Hugs to you and your family.

Lilbsmama-It is definitely not fair to label you after one goofed up reading.  I agree to wait and see what your midwife says.  There are so many factors that influence a blood glucose reading.  It is true that there is a strong movement to catch GDM earlier because quite a few women are slipping through the cracks.  I teach a nutrition class to women who are undergoing their glucose tolerance tests since many docs/midwives are asking for the 2 or even 3 hour test rather than the one hour.  With that long to wait, I have a captive audience :).  But, these women are at 24-28 weeks.  I think 10 weeks is really too early to tell anything.  I'm sure you'll get it sorted out with your midwife, sounds like someone is being a little overly cautious.  This also happened to a girlfriend of mine recently, and her midwife talked her into do the 8 hour test (ugh), but then she was fine!  No problems what-so-ever.

 

We had a nice mothers day.  My mom came to visit and made a very nice brunch that I was able to eat.  The only annoying part of the day was her brunch guest, a family friend who is a retired pediatrician and initially tried to talk me out of a VBAC.  I stood my ground though, and he finally backed down and said he wouldn't bring it up again.  Later my DH said, "guess he learned not to mess with a pregnant mama on mothers day!"  

I'm still having really unpredictable ms and fatigue I just can't stand!  I'm not getting anything done around the house and my schoolwork is suffering too.  I'm missing at least one class a week, which I hate to do, but sometimes I just cannot get us out of the door.  On a positive note, I've been chewing gum, which is helping with the excess salivation and horrible sour taste.  Also, on Saturday my belly popped out!  Pic soon to come.  On Friday I did not look pregnant and by Sunday I looked about 4 months along.  Oh well, time to break out the maternity clothes and sun dresses.  Luckily we're having nice weather!

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Thanks everyone. I had an u/s this morning and it showed that I haven't m/c the baby yet but should sometime within a week. Other than being kind of scared to actually go through the process of m/c I am feeling some what ok and just ready to start over.

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BaileyB, so sorry and thinking on you. My heart really goes out to you, and I can't imagine how difficult it must be. Hopefully the fact that you know it's coming will give you a chance to prepare, rather than getting too scared. I hope that it is an easy process and happens rather quickly, so that you can heal in every way you need to. 

 

Lilbsmama, I'll echo everyone else and say that seem super super early for a glucose test! I hope you meet your midwife soon--maybe you'll meet her before having to get this test done? And you'll probably be fine, but even if you are it's such a pain to have to take the test that early.

 

phatchristy, half a cantaloupe?! I'm downright impressed! That should be a nice jump of fiber. :)

 

esp831, way to stand your ground with that pesky anti-VBAC brunch guest! What a rude thing to try and get into with a pregnant woman, so ridiculous. 

 

AFM, I started getting nervous yesterday that I haven't really had any m/s or nausea yet. I've sporadically had a few nauseas waves, but they've been very rare. Also, my boobs weren't as sore yesterday as they had been...but they're still sore. I think I was worries mostly because we told our families yesterday, which was wonderful and they were all thrilled, but part of me is scared that something will happen and I'll have to tell them all sad news. Today, though, my boobs are pretty sore again, and I also started having these strange stabbing sensations near my belly-button. I googled a little and it looks like those can come from your stomach expanding/growing, so I'm thinking that's a good sign. I'm also still peeing every ten minutes and am pretty exhausted, so I'm adding those to the list. At 8 weeks (tomorrow), I really wonder if/when the m/s will hit. I can't say I truly want it, but I also would appreciate having such a classic symptom. I think that if we aren't able to hear the heartbeat at my 9 week appointment, I'm going to ask my midwife to schedule an ultrasound for me. I know I'll feel so much better after seeing/hearing the heartbeat. 

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Y'all, I need a pep talk. I have two midwife consults over the next two days. I'd have to pay out of pocket for these midwives due to an insurance that doesn't cover midwives, period, and one of these practices is a direct entry midwife. I've been spotting for days. I'm worried about losing the baby. My heart is so not interviewing a midwife and talking about the later stages of pregnancy and birth, when I'm not so sure I'll see it with this baby. On the other hand, hopefully at my first appointment with a care provider would let me hear the heart beat and reassure me. I try to share my anxieties with my partner, but he's all like, "Oh, it'll be fine."
 

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Thanks everyone. I had an u/s this morning and it showed that I haven't m/c the baby yet but should sometime within a week. Other than being kind of scared to actually go through the process of m/c I am feeling some what ok and just ready to start over.

Bailey I am sooo incredibly sorry. You are brave and seem to be handling it exceptionally well. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

 

revolting- I dunno mama, I say embrace each phase of this pregnancy and believe that this babe is here to stay. Having miscarried before, I feel really strongly about honoring the spirit of each little bean, regardless of how long they choose/are able to stay...so if it was me I would meet with the midwives in good faith; that being said you have to do what feels right to you and if you really don't think interviewing midwives sounds like fun, then wait until you are ready. HTH!

 

chicajones- *hugs* It is so totally normal to worry! I am constantly worrying about this babe, and I do with each of my babes. I will keep my fingers crossed that you'll get to little to your little one's hb @ your nine week appt  xxx xxx

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BailyB, that sucks. I'm sorry and hope you find healing through all of this! 

 

Llibsmama, do you have a blood sugar meter? It might be easier for you to just start testing yourself that way then anything. I suggest you cut dairy out for a little bit too to see if that helps regulate your blood sugars. There is a nasty bovine protein present in dairy that attacks your pancreas, especially if prone to diabetes.  My 5 year old DD is type 1 and when I took her off of dairy, her insulin usage dropped in half in two days! I try to pass that info on to anyone dealing with diabetes or diabetic symptoms. There is so little information on prevention, it's frustrating. That being said, I hope you get the answers you need and don't get diabetes! 

 

Mamabeakley, I hear ya! We live on a busy street in a not so great neighborhood and it's just freaky to see cops close to the house. 

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