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post #41 of 70
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Originally Posted by ithappened View Post

kristyDi does diet and exercise affect the outcome of getting pre-e? I was always curious about that. .

 

Dr Brewer of the Brewer Diet has some pretty convincing research showing the women who ate a high protein, nutrient rich diet had a greatly reduced chance of pre-e.  On the exercise preventing pre-e, I really don't know, but it does help keep BP down, so I figure it can't hurt.

post #42 of 70

Ugh, I'm sorry Boots! If they insist on the 3hr test, I wonder if they'd consider the jellybean test instead of glucola/OJ - if that's something you think might be more tolerable. 

post #43 of 70

I'm catching up on this thread a bit late and oh, my goodness, I'm so sorry to hear that many of you are having such a tough week!  With family losses/drama, high bp/pre-e & gd concerns, anxiety, uncertainty, spotting scares - my heart goes out to ALL of you ladies!!  I can certainly relate on many levels...I'm thinking of each of you and hoping for better days to come soon.   grouphug.gif

 

I've hit week 30, a milestone that I was really looking forward to, however to my surprise my emotional state and outlook on things have taken a negative turn which I'm just trying to get a handle on (I'll save the details for the D&A thread).  Hopefully I can steady this ship again and get back on track.... only 10 weeks (at most) to go, and I need to give this baby a good happy start!!

 

Again, big huge HUGS and strength to all of you!!!

post #44 of 70
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yeah I was just laying in bed thinking its June next week.. which mean when people say 'when are you due' I can then say 'NEXT MONTH!?!?!?!'

 

woah.

post #45 of 70

I've found a neat trick.  When people ask when I'm due, I've started saying "about ten weeks."  The reaction tends to be "oh, wow, you're almost done!"  versus when I say August or even give the date, when the reaction is "OMG you're huge - is it twins???" and blah blah blah.  I guess ten weeks sounds like less.

post #46 of 70

10 WEEKS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

post #47 of 70
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woah, Im down to anywhere between 5w to 8.5w. . .  and 8.5w would be full full term..

 

woah. just.. woah.

post #48 of 70

Boots, I am so sorry you have to take the 3 hour test.  

Ithappened I too have around 8 weeks left.  Not that I have a countdown per day written on every planner/calendar/white board/tack board or anything smile.gif  Next month I can say I am due next month joy.gif


Edited by Sol_y_Paz - 5/24/12 at 11:11am
post #49 of 70
Thread Starter 

I'm so happy some days but others I just don't feel ready at all  hide.gif
 

post #50 of 70

Whoa!! So excited for you early Aug mama's! I have 12.5 wks to go...so not ready for single digits. I'm good w being pregnant for awhile yet.

 

My appt went really well. LO has a strong heartbeat in the 150's, measuring right on schedule. GD test wasn't too bad. The drink was basically like cold sprite w too much syrup, not nearly as bad as the thick orange stuff I was expecting. I'm hopefull the results will be good. My OB put in an order for a follow up ultrasound to find out the sex. I have to schedule the appt tomorrow. Fingers crossed we will be able to get a clear view this time!

post #51 of 70

Wow, time is really flying by!  Ithappened, I can't believe you could be holding your twins in as little as 5 weeks....just wow!!  I have about 12.5 weeks to go until EDD.  LeAnn, we are in the same boat!  Glad to hear your LO is doing great and I am excited for you to find out the sex!

 

Boots, hope the 3 hour test isn't too bad.  I have my screening next week and am kind of nervous to get the results.

post #52 of 70
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I'm so happy some days but others I just don't feel ready at all  hide.gif
 

To be honest I am not ready at all.  There is still so much left to do, an amazing/overwhelming amount actually and much of it is out of my hands or I am forced to wait x amounts of weeks until the ball can get rolling, I have had bumps along the way and had to wait to heal which chipped away some valuable planning/doing things time, stuff like that.  But I am still way excited and happy.  I guess I can blame it on the happy can't wait to see this LO pregnancy hormones as I am usually the type of person who really likes to have everything in order- type A but that doesn't seem to be getting to me as much as usual.  

LeAnn, glad your GD test wasn't too bad all things considered.  The test made me sick but I seem to be in the minority on that which is great that most people handle it just fine.  Hope you get a clear view on your next appt.

LakeRuby, good luck on your GD test.  

post #53 of 70

Thanks for the support about the 3 hour test, everyone. I am going to try the traditional test, and if I get sick, then I will insist on another option. I have a friend who just gave birth that had the exact same one hour score that I do (although fewer family risk factors) and she passed the 3 hour easily. So here's hoping! They are sending the order in the mail so I will probably do the 3-hour later in the week next week.

 

I hope everyone has a nice long-weekend planned. Anyone have any special plans or goals?

I am so happy to have huz home for three days. He is going to paint the baby's room! I am so excited about that. I am going to try to get into some cleaning and organizing while he works. I have actually finally started a to-do list although it's not nearly done.

 

I got sick last night because I forgot to take my pepcid before dinner. Ugh, it makes me so miserable, it's so funny that one little pill is like magic for me! I literally feel totally fine and normal if I take it, but getting sick can wipe me out for a whole day. I am still recovering. One thing I have trouble with, especially in this heat, is not drinking too much fluid when I eat/after I eat. My stomach can just no longer handle the amount of water I usually drink, but I still want that much and I feel weird if I don't drink it. I'll have to work on hydrating between meals and letting that have time to process.

 

Not only will it be wonderful to hold my baby in 11 weeks or less, I will be SO happy to go back to my former, non-pukey self.

 

My iron levels were also a little low, not surprising because I've been taking gummy vitamins with no iron. I'm trying to get back to taking my prenatals (Rainbow light) and I tried soy milk with blackstrap molasses last night but unfortunately that was right before I got sick.

post #54 of 70
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Good luck boots! I declined all the GD test after arguing a bunch with my doctor about how there was nothing I can change even if I do have it (I already pretty much follow all the guidelines they recommend)

 

 

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There is still so much left to do, an amazing/overwhelming amount actually and much of it is out of my hands or I am forced to wait x amounts of weeks until the ball can get rolling, I have had bumps along the way and had to wait to heal which chipped away some valuable planning/doing things time, stuff like that.

 

This is true for me as well. I am also not ready in the sense that if the twins were born tomorrow I have nothing ready for them- no car seats, no stroller, no clothes, no diapers, my pump is lent out to a friend if I were too need it, etc

 

I am hoping I can buy a freezer this weekend and start making meals in the next week or so (next week its suppose to rain badly everyday so in that sense the timing is perfect). . . I dont know why but every time I try to start to prep or do things I feel shocked and not ready then just end up not doing anything.. its horrible really.
 

post #55 of 70

ithappend and sol y paz I'm right there with you!

 

We're not ready at all either.  In fact, I can't even allow myself to think about the impending arrival of a baby until the second week of July.  Dh leaves for Oregon ahead of me June 8, at which point I will be living solo WITHOUT any stuff (save an old towel, a futon mattress, and a copy of pots and pans) until I get to leave Chicago July 2.  Until we have housing secured and I am in Oregon, there will be no preparation (other than inwardly) that can take place.  This is certainly daunting, but we have no other choice.  I'm just hoping the baby stays snuggly tucked away until the first week of August like its supposed to. And though I may be kicking myself for this later, I kind of hope this baby comes a little late.  Mostly, I'm just hoping this will turn into one of those stories of heroism later on when we can tell our kids all about the time that I left Chicago for Oregon and drove 2,500 miles cross country at 35 weeks pregnant to do so.  uhoh3.gif

 

I hope everyone has a relaxing three day weekend.  Yesterday was my last day teaching so I'm at least getting a break on that front!  

post #56 of 70
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drove 2,500 miles cross country at 35 weeks pregnant to do so.  uhoh3.gif

 

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wow.

 

where are you guys moving to in oregon? my sister lives in portland and my parents are in eugene :)
 

post #57 of 70
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Mostly, I'm just hoping this will turn into one of those stories of heroism later on when we can tell our kids all about the time that I left Chicago for Oregon and drove 2,500 miles cross country at 35 weeks pregnant to do so.  uhoh3.gif

 

YES!!  I hope it works out that way for you too, it will!!  I always try to remember the trials and tribulations that some of my older relatives had gone through as they bore their children (amidst long-distance relocations, poverty, a blizzard, etc) to put things into perspective for me..... We'll make it through, and maybe even have a few good stories for our kids someday!

post #58 of 70
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Originally Posted by NewMumJoy View Post

 

YES!!  I hope it works out that way for you too, it will!!  I always try to remember the trials and tribulations that some of my older relatives had gone through as they bore their children (amidst long-distance relocations, poverty, a blizzard, etc) to put things into perspective for me..... We'll make it through, and maybe even have a few good stories for our kids someday!

I'm doing the same thing. I keep telling myself I can move across town pregnant and with a toddler because my mom and dad moved across a couple of states in an old station wagon with no AC in the middle of summer with a 6 week old, 3 other kids 7 and under and a flatulent dog.

 

On a good note my DH finished up all the old work he had from his own business so he's no longer coming home from his new job and going right into the office to work on the old stuff.  It's so much better having him around in the evenings.  He's been taking care of DD, helping deal with her cranky, defiant behavior, helping pack and clean around the house.  Today we spent a sleepy morning in bed then DH cleaned up and organized the mess in the garage while keeping an eye on DD while she played in her blow-up pool.  Then DH and I sat in the shade and ate lunch while DD kept playing.  It was so nice to get some DD-free time for me and then to get to just sit and chat with DH.  I can't tell you how much I've been missing that.

post #59 of 70
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There is a chance we might be moving at the end of this year- just across town but I shutter at the idea of doing it with 3 kids under 3, no elevator (s) and our hyperactive dog in tow..

 

I hope these moves go well for all of us :)
 

post #60 of 70

JustChanti, some of my favorite parts of my birth story is some kind of trial. Oh, it' snot fun at the time, but looking back I feel like a warrior!!  FOr instance, when I was haivng my last daughter, it was a solid freeze on the tails of a blizzard.  A BLIZZARD in OKLAHOMA. In December!  ANyway, I was in labor and we had no water.  AT ALL.  My husband spent hours trying to fix it. Nothing. So we called the in laws and asked if we could have our baby over there. They were DELIGHTED, of course.  DH goes into the kitchen for a cup of water while I"m standing at the door waiting. Guess what????  Water starts running. It was pretty surreal actually. LOL

 

Kristi, that made me laugh.

 

I just spent 2 days in the hospital. BP got high so we went in. NO pre e though. I'm like the Pillsbury dough boy though...I'm so SWOLLEN. THey have me on too many meds and they give me headaches.  But the baby seems great. And we got to hear it galloping away which is alwyas reassuring.  At the hospital blood started dripping down my leg.  I was so scared.  I just pressed the nurse button and called DH AT THE SAME TIME.  He's like what? What's going on...I was in a tizzy. LOL.  He came right down. (We have kids at home and they needed daddy time.)

 

So they gave me a progessence (that's not right??) shot and it slowed down. But been bleeding ever since.  On bed rest. Have another appt on Friday to check everything.

 

So there was my eventful weekend. LOL

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