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post #141 of 168

babytoes - hooray!!! Hooray that you're having the girl you wanted (and all your family wanted, apparently ;)), AND that your midwife appointment went well and cleared everything up. So glad to hear the happy news! 

post #142 of 168

babytoes - just a beautiful, warm story, Congratulations on your little girl! How sweet.

post #143 of 168
Wonderful news Babytoes! It's lovely to read your excited posts.......congrats on getting some balance back into your family smile.gif)
post #144 of 168

Congrats babytoes! I am so happy for you and totally caught up in your excitement. Your boys must also be excited to be having a little sister to dote on and protect!

 

AFM - I have an appointment with my MW on Tuesday, and then the big u/s on Thursday. Still not 100% sure what we'll do regarding finding out the gender, but DH & I are both leaning towards doing so. I've been feeling pink a lot recently. Couple that with visiting with my doula clients who are either due with girls in the next week or so, or the one I visited today who just had a baby girl three weeks ago, and I'm really warming to the idea of having a girl in the house. So sweet. Of course, we don't know yet and that means that I've got a little boy in there waiting for me. Which would be fine. The craziness of two little boys in the house would be fun too. I'm really looking forward to finding out. I'll post an update later this week.

post #145 of 168

I was just in my OB's office on Thursday. It felt like a huge waste of time, since they took a few measurements, I signed some paperwork, and then he asked if I had any questions, told me I was crazy for walking 4 miles 4 x a week, and then told me he expected to see me again in TWO WEEKS. I know I'm considered high risk, but the number of appointments that I have, between my OB, the perinatologists, and my endocrinologist are getting ridiculous. :P

post #146 of 168

Uh... how is 4 miles a long way to walk?  Really?  People used to walk that EVERY DAY and didn't drop dead. At least not from the walking.  Walking is, like, the best exercise for everyone and that's not excessive by any means.  And you're diabetic, right?  If *I* was your doctor I would be *prescribing* that sort of thing.  Crazy!!!  (Note: I am not a doctor. But I know medical non-thinking when I hear it! Along the lines of my uncle looking baffled when I assumed that his doctor had prescribed probiotics for his gut issues...)

post #147 of 168
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Uh... how is 4 miles a long way to walk?  Really?  People used to walk that EVERY DAY and didn't drop dead. At least not from the walking.  Walking is, like, the best exercise for everyone and that's not excessive by any means.  And you're diabetic, right?  If *I* was your doctor I would be *prescribing* that sort of thing.  Crazy!!!  (Note: I am not a doctor. But I know medical non-thinking when I hear it! Along the lines of my uncle looking baffled when I assumed that his doctor had prescribed probiotics for his gut issues...)

 

Seriously! It totally threw me off that he seemed to object to it.

post #148 of 168

4 miles is a long way if you aren't used to it - but if it's common practice for you, I'd just say, keep it up! as long as you can.

 

had my 19 week today, scheduled the anatomy scan - it's not for another 4 weeks, which is such a bummer, I had hoped to know before Halloween, but oh well. November 8th will be the big reveal.

 

My baby is 1 today! how funny to have a prenatal visit on her birthday.

post #149 of 168
akind1, my anatomy scan is November 8th, too! \o/ lol I don't know if we're going to find out what we're having, though.
post #150 of 168

We are definitely going to find out, but toying with the idea of the tech putting it in the envelope for us to reveal later. And after two other babies, IDK if I can keep myself from trying to guess during the scan, you know?

post #151 of 168

Yeah, I don't want them to skirt around everything like they did with my daughter. I'm of the mind that if we find out, we find out, but we may or may not have them tell us. I think guessing is really part of the fun. :)

post #152 of 168

I had my first official meeting with my MW last night. (Our first meeting was just a meet and greet and history taking and chat.) DP was able to be present this time and I think he feels better about the decision to Home Birth after spending some time with the MW.

 

We talked about lots of things. She's still a little concerned I'm not eating enough, but I'm trying to eat and being really careful about what I eat, so I'm trying. And it's getting better.

 

She gave me some Pregnancy tea that she makes: RRL, nettle, yarrow, and horse tail.

 

We got to hear the heartbeat. LO was pretty squirmy, so it was in brief, fleeting beats.

 

She brought me a book to read, but when she saw Ina May's Guild to Childbirth on my coffee table, she put her copy back in her bag.

 

As I had just had a doctor's appointment last week, I just rattled off my numbers to her. Next time I'll pee in a cup and all that good stuff.

 

It was good for DP to be there. He said afterwards that we needed to communicate better about this pregnancy since he heard lots of stuff he'd never heard me talk about. I agree we need to talk more, but told him he needed to be little more open minded when I did talk. (I told him a couple days ago that discovering we were out of butter and that whomever used it last didn't take out anyother one from the freezer made me cry because I couldn't make a grilled cheese sandwich immediately, he laughed and said "I doubt you cried." Since he's never actually seen me cry, he's convinced I'm incapable of it, so being really emotional the last couple months - obviously never when he's around - is apparently unbelievable to him and he thinks I'm making it up to be dramatic.)

 

Anyway, it was a great meeting. My ultrasound is scheduled for November 1st. My next doctor's appointment is on November 5th. My next MW appointment is November 9th. So, it looks like I have the rest of the month off!

 

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We are definitely going to find out, but toying with the idea of the tech putting it in the envelope for us to reveal later. And after two other babies, IDK if I can keep myself from trying to guess during the scan, you know?

 

I've heard of people doing this, then handing the envelope to a baker to decorate a cake and revealing the cake at a party.  I think that sounds neat.

post #153 of 168

scruffy too, it's funny to me your partner doesn't believe you cry. I'm a pretty easy crier normally, whether or sad OR happy reasons, so my husband definitely is used to it. But I *am* glad that he's been around for a couple of my hysterical food-related breakdowns, because he does get to see exactly what happens to me! I'm so glad your midwife appointment went well. My husband definitely became more comfortable with the idea of homebirth after talking to the midwives, and hearing all the different ways they have to address problems, and especially to identify problems before they become "emergent," so that really most of the time a hospital transfer is a pretty calm affair. And he's actually come to every appointment so far, so he seems to like having an idea about what's going on, and what might be coming up next.

post #154 of 168

I had my anatomy scan on Thursday, and DH & I decided to jump ship form Team Green and find out. So.... it looks like we'll be welcoming at GIRL in March joy.gif  We are both pretty excited, and I'm happy to know that my gut feelings were right on. I'm also a little nervous. I had my first mild freak out today when I realized that I now felt the pressing need to change everything I ate to being organic and GMO/hormone free. I am paranoid (and have been since I was pregnant with DS) that I'll have a daughter that starts developing at age 8 or something. We already try to eat as much of this kind of food as possible, but due to budgets & things, I have to admit that we don't stick to it 100% at all. Especially with meats. So, I informed DH today that our grocery bill might be increasing a bit.

 

Everything else looked good. They did find that it looks that this LO has a two-vessel cord. We're not overly concerned about it since everything else looked to be developing right on track. My MW didn't seem too concerned either. We did decide to go ahead and do the Maternity21 test just to rule out any chromosomal abnormalities that could be associated with the cord development, but I don't anticipate that it will come back with anything. We'll probably have another scan in about a  month to confirm the cord diagnosis and then take it month-by-month depending on how the baby seems to be growing. We really don't like the idea of a lot of tests and scans, but if this LO looks like there's an issue, then I just want to be on top of it so we're prepared. That being said, I expect this follow-up to be the end of it. Right now there doesn't appear to be any reason why I would risk out of the homebirth that we're preparing for, so I'm really thankful for that!

 

That's all of our news. Now to go out and pick up my first girly outfits for this little one orngbiggrin.gif

post #155 of 168

scruffytoo - I'm glad your appointment went so well!  My partner thinks I'm crazy with the insanity of my emotions but he's trying to be more sensitive now that I've been labeled with antepartum depression.  And OMG THE BUTTER THING!!  DP does this ALL THE TIME and it drives me absolutely mad!!!  It's wonderful that your DP realized you need to talk more and is open to actually doing it!!  Are you enjoying the book?  I've been thinking about ordering it for my kindle for a bit now.  We're close in scan dates - mine's the second.  I'm having a moment -  are you planning to fin out?  akind1 - I've also heard of the envelope to baker thing for the gender reveal cake and I think it's really cool!
 

maydaymom10 - YAY!  I'm so excited for you!  Thankfully DP is usually on board with my crazy when it comes to food.  We're not 100% either because of budget but we do the most we can manage.  I had breasts VERY early (like I was wearing a bra in first grade.) and I don't want that for my daughter.  GL on making the changes you want and have fun buying all those adorable girly outfits!!!!  What exactly is a two vessel cord?  Does that just mean that baby may not be getting enough nutrients via the umbilical cord?

post #156 of 168

Granola - saying we should communicate more and actually doing it are two different things.  And I'm sure I could get labeled with some kind of depression, especially since the days are getting much shorter and I always have SAD.

 

The book is good - I read it a while back and I'm re-reading it while I wait for some others to arrive that I ordered.

 

Maydaymom - congrats on your girl!!!!  I hadn't thought of having a different diet depending on the sex of the babe, but it makes sense.  I'm not finding out, so I guess I should just eat like I am having a girl (my not-so-secret wish - LOL!)

post #157 of 168

I have a copy of Thinking Woman's Guide that I really need to start reading. I'm so glad to hear that I'm not the only one who starts crying over food. XD

post #158 of 168

Scruffy - I understand that.  Here's to hoping he actually does it!

Cabbitdancer - totally not alone.  I literally cried over spilled milk the other day!

post #159 of 168

So we're all agreed - being on the verge of a tearful breakdown is a *normal* part of pregnancy? 2whistle.gif

 

Cabbitdancer - I ALMOST got The Thinking Woman's Guild, but opted for something very similar (according to the reviews.)

post #160 of 168

I just read Ina May's Guide to Childbirth too, and found it really interesting and helpful! Even just the first part of the book, where it's all positive birth stories, is nice to read. smile.gif

 

 

 

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So we're all agreed - being on the verge of a tearful breakdown is a *normal* part of pregnancy? 2whistle.gif

lol.gif I guess it really shouldn't be so hard to realize this is normal, but it's *so* nice to hear other people going through the same thing!

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