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post #21 of 124
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Originally Posted by Adaline'sMama View Post

Personally, I have known people to successfully use vitamin c as a first trimester abortificant, so I opt not to take tons of it. However, I dont think one 1000 mg pill is going to have any adverse effects. I just wouldnt recommend you take more than one a day. How much is in your prenatal?

 

Hmmm.  That's enough to make me avoid it.  The chances of one 1000 mg pill helping my cold significantly are somewhat slim too.

post #22 of 124

I've been a bit of a slug this month so far. I nap most of the day and drag myself out for exercise in the evenings. I had this realization today "oh yeah, I have a pool" and so I'm thinking morning sickness or not I'm going to move my preggo pity party down to the poolside. Maybe a dip in the water will help with the MS. I've just been popping candied ginger and licorice (yes it works) and drinking ginger tea and trying to take more B6.

 

Just thinking about movies to see. We just watched the doc, Being Elmo. It was really well done and just a great story. We rented it from itunes but you can probably get it on Netflicks now too. I really wanted to see Moonrise Kingdom but it's not coming to Singapore so go see that if you can. I was just looking at rotten tomatoes and saw this list of what is just opening: http://www.rottentomatoes.com/movie/in-theaters/?sortby=fresh.

post #23 of 124

Yeah, I want to see Moonrise Kindgdom, too! We have Being Elmo on our queue. I think I might have to wait until I'm not so pregnantly emotional because I was bawling from just watching the preview. Seems like exactly the kind of sweet story that would make me cry.

post #24 of 124

How did i not see this thread earlier? 

 

For immune stuff during pregnancy, i take elderberry and echinacia, and vit D-  but not large doses of vit C ..  

 

AM - have you looked up any local moms of multiples type groups? we have one here that has an annual yard sale, which seems like it would be a great place to buy twin stuff and also to ask for book recommendations - the main thing about our local group is i've heard they aren't very 'natural' or whatever.  Another idea would be to ask your care provider or a local LLL leader if they can refer you to any twin mamas in the area who have experience with XYZ that would be willing to talk to you  - i know i've had people ask me to connect them before .. 

 

I am 9 weeks 3 days now, and i am feeling a LOT better.. i'm still having m/s but not ALL day sickness - and its not as bad as long as i snack and stuff.. i'm not as tired, not as crampy, my hunger is not so extreme that i feel like i'm going to starve to death, and i don't feel like i'm going to pass out from standing up for a few mins..  its pretty awesome.. the 'bad part' only lasted about 3 weeks this time around.. which is amazingly wonderful.  i have been checking my baby's HB with my doppler cause, duh, otherwise i would be sure things weren't going well  since its letting up 'so early'   last pregnancy it let up at 10 weeks... but my first 2 the m/s lasted until 16+ weeks ..  my midwife thinks the last 2 have been easier because i'm still nursing a lot (and my 2nd was slightly better than my first, and i was nursing some but not very much)..  works for me!  lol  I really want to start night weaning my DD so i can get more sleep , but i'm kind of afraid to if that is actually what is helping the m/s  .... I have had one major sucky pregnancy thing going on still, i'm having horrible cramping every time i need to have a BM ..  it seriously feels like labor and freaks me out every time but it always stops after i go ..  I am pretty sure it is a result of my uterus pressing on things and i am really hoping once my uterus comes up a bit more and pops out that it won't be so bad..  i have no idea what to do about tht otherwise.. 

post #25 of 124
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Originally Posted by loveandgarbage View Post

Yeah, I want to see Moonrise Kindgdom, too! We have Being Elmo on our queue. I think I might have to wait until I'm not so pregnantly emotional because I was bawling from just watching the preview. Seems like exactly the kind of sweet story that would make me cry.

Yes, I cried three times. ;) 

post #26 of 124
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I bought a thing today! http://www.amazon.com/Baby-Jogger-Double-Stroller-Black/dp/B003WIYO0Y

I bought the floor model from Babies R Us because the item has been discontinued. 25% off, totaling in at $300. Im stoked!


Between that and the new fridge, we cannot buy anything else for awhile.
post #27 of 124

Ooohhh looks nice Adaline'sMama... and good reivews :) I'm such a review junkie.

post #28 of 124
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So, what's everyone up to this week? Appointments?


I've been anxiously awaiting my next appointment. I have eleventy billion questions about twins for my ob. (she has twins). Anyway, it's not until next wednesday.....forever away. We are really excited that we found babies heartbeats on our doppler. I found a great deal of relief in it. Im starving all the time! And the heartburn has kicked in. greensad.gif
post #29 of 124

I had a dating ultrasound on Friday so my due date was changed from February 19th to February 13th - whatever that means. smile.gif I'm just going to tell people mid-February when they ask. But everything looks good and that is what is most important. Other than that I've had some serious end-of-the-day nausea so I'm trying to get everything done early in the day because I know I'm going to be useless around 3 p.m. Today wasn't so bad that but the couple days previous were rough. This is probably the worse "morning sickness" I've ever had and it really isn't that bad so I'm not complaining - I just have to work around it.

 

The girls and I just got back from two weeks in Ontario visiting my parents and have been recovering from what wasn't the best vacation. It was really really hot and my parents house isn't set up for children and we all missed Daddy. We are just so content to be home right now we don't want to do much.

post #30 of 124

I don't have my first midwife appointment until early Sept because she'll be out of town, but since I got a US recently and saw a heartbeat I'm happy with that. I'll be 17 wks along by then-- wow!

 

My week will be pretty busy and I hope that my nausea stays at bay. My sister's getting married this Saturday and we have a lot of family coming into town. I'm excited to see everyone. And of course, spill the beans about the baby. I know all of my younger cousins will be very excited smile.gif. Everyone wish me luck walking down the aisle as maid of honor in 100 degree heat and not feeling like crap!

post #31 of 124

Hey all!  I have to wait two more weeks until my first midwife appointment, and I haven't had an US yet.  Its hard to wait!  They are a very busy practice though so I'm grateful I got in.  I've been to my Dr for the initial bloodwork though of course.  Other than that, nothing much to report - just feeling super tired and kind of blah/mild nausea but I can still eat and function so I can't complain. :)  I'm having trouble drinking enough water though so I need to work on that and force it down!  9.5 weeks along!
 

post #32 of 124

Hi Jenny01, wow coincidences galore.

 

My name is Jenny too! and I'm from Ontario, 9w2days and also still waiting for an US. I haven't gotten accepted in to my midwives yet though :( I'm on the waiting list, and my family doctor advised me not to pick an OB yet as if I am already under care by an OB the midwives would be less likely to take me if they get an opening. (He also said that normally the OB's first appointments aren't until the 20th week anyway)

 

I have an appointment at York Central Aug 8 for my first u/s and can't wait :)

 

Which midwives are you with?

post #33 of 124
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Originally Posted by loveandgarbage View Post

Yeah, I want to see Moonrise Kindgdom, too! We have Being Elmo on our queue. I think I might have to wait until I'm not so pregnantly emotional because I was bawling from just watching the preview. Seems like exactly the kind of sweet story that would make me cry.

 

Dude.. I cried watching the American Girl McKenna movie with my oldest DD.

 

Ugh..hormones.

post #34 of 124
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Originally Posted by akemi View Post

Hi Jenny01, wow coincidences galore.

 

My name is Jenny too! and I'm from Ontario, 9w2days and also still waiting for an US. I haven't gotten accepted in to my midwives yet though :( I'm on the waiting list, and my family doctor advised me not to pick an OB yet as if I am already under care by an OB the midwives would be less likely to take me if they get an opening. (He also said that normally the OB's first appointments aren't until the 20th week anyway)

 

I have an appointment at York Central Aug 8 for my first u/s and can't wait :)

 

Which midwives are you with?

Wow, lots of things in common :)  I'm in London and the team is called Womancare.  It's crazy how busy it is and how long it takes to get appointments!

post #35 of 124

I'm just curious, but why are so many choosing midwives? Is it due to prior experiences or a desire for a more "natural" approach? I can't believe there's a waiting list for midwives! As a Nurse Practitioner, I'm THRILLED! banana.gif

post #36 of 124

Here in Ontario the midwives fill up pretty quickly. They are 100% covered by our provincial healthcare the same as OBs are so barring extreme circumstances there really isn't a reason not have a midwife. I had a midwife with my first and she was very natural minded and everything just seemed so much more comfortable than at the OB. In the end I had to have an emergency C-Section so I had my care transferred to an OB, but I would really like to have a VBAC with a midwife this time around.

 

At the midwifery practise here, you are assigned a group of two midwives. Then you alternate your prenatal visits between them so you get to know both. One of your midwives plus someone else from the practise will be at your birth. On the other hand, in my town, there are 9 OBs, 8 of whom you probably never meet. One of the 9 will deliver your baby, it just depends who is on call when it happens.

 

I am not sure if it's provincial guidelines, or just a level of service that the midwives strive for, but I think that they limit the number of their patients to a much lower number than the OBs do. I guess if you are committed to attending your clients births, you sort of have to limit them pretty strictly, whereas with an OB, if you're on call, you attend the birth. If you're not, you don't.

post #37 of 124

**TMI ALERT**

 

Ended up in ER again couple of days ago.  My bad  constipation that's been going on for the past couple of weeks at least reached a critical point - fecal impaction.  Had to be manually removed by a doctor - extremely uncomfortable.  They prescribed a laxative which they say is safe during preg, which I've started taking, but I'm still having the same problem now - feel like I'm trying to poo out  a grapefruit!  I've tried so many different things its ridiculous.  If I can't do anything today, I'm gonna end up in ER again...

 

Silver lining to the ER trip was I had a short ultrasound, and got to see my lil bean's HB.  I have my first OB appt next Tues.

post #38 of 124
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Chocomom, Oh no! How are things now? Feeling relieved smile.gif ?


I have been to the doctor way too much in the past week, and it seems that it will never end.

DD was diagnosed with bronchitis at my ped two mondays ago, then last Sunday I took her to the ER and she was diagnosed with pnuemonia. She seems to be way better (after almost two weeks of antibiotics and a week of breathing treatments). Finally. I have an upper respitory infection, so Ive been on antibiotics too greensad.gif (after 10 days of trying to treat it naturally....to no avail).

THEN, DH put a pint glass in the trash can because it was broken (and unlike me, never worked in restaurants, so has no clue that you are supposed to either never do this or at least wrap it in newspaper.) I picked up the bag and it bounced into my calf. It now has four stitches. Nastiness. It looks so gross.

Also, I'm getting super anxious about my OB appointment on Wednesday and my Level 2 US on Thursday. I can't even articulate why Im so nervous, because it sounds so ridiculous. Im terrified that the two twin heartbeats ive been listening to are actually just one with an echo. I'm just terrified all around. I'm starting to freak out and get panicky about it, but I know there is nothing I can do except wait....wait,....wait...and wait some more. Dammit. I wish Wednesday would hurry up and get here.
post #39 of 124

Adaline's Mom, I hope you feel less anxious soon!  Pregnancy anxiety is hard. :(  And that sucks about all the doctor's visits...craziness.  I can't imagine being sick right now on top of, well, pregnancy sickness.

 

AFM, I had my second CNM appointment yesterday and was happy when she found the HB RIGHT away.  As in, immediately upon putting the doppler on my belly.  160's.  I love that sound!  However, i was a little annoyed that they changed my due date again.  They originally thought it was something like the 10th, then I had my dating ultrasound which put me ahead of what I expected (February 6), and now I'm told that they're going to stick with a due date of February 12.  I know that this shouldn't bug me, because clearly baby will come when baby comes, but it's just annoying because I told people a few days ago and my sister took cute pregnancy photos with a chalk board listing my due date as February 6.  As a doula, I know why this practice wants to put it as the 12th--to let baby stay in as long as possible if I go "over due."  That makes tons of sense to me.  However, I know enough about when I conceived to believe that due date is off by 3 days or so.  The CNM didn't really take what I know into account, which is kind of annoying.

 

Anyway, so not a big deal in the end but mentally I wish I were beginning my 12th week instead of starting week 11...again. winky.gif
 

post #40 of 124

Rachieface, good to see you on here! I was just thinking that I hadn't seen you post in awhile and was hoping your pregnancy was progressing well. That's annoying about your due dates. I had a similar thing happen, but now I'm back to being officially as far along as I thought.

 

Holly, OMG, what a week! And good luck on Wednesday smile.gif.

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