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post #41 of 124
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rachieface,
I know how that is. This was totally the case with DD. I had my 10th week of pregnancy three different times because of the edd changes. It was silly. I hate telling people about the change too, because you know when people here Feb 6th, what they think in their head is Feb 1st, so by the end of January they are totally shocked and beside themselves that you havent had that baby yet, and it isnt even due for 3 more weeks!
post #42 of 124

I had my first appt with my OB today, she seems nice enough.  I have a dating ultrasound and cervical length check next Monday, and then back to the OB the following week!  So excited to see the baby properly and hear the HB again!

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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.

 

Thanks for asking AM.  A second trip to ER did  occur, but I'm happy to report that normal 'ish' service has been resumed down there, thank goodness!

 

Tough few days for  you, huh.  Hope you're doing  much better now and that your OB appt goes well.

post #43 of 124
Thread Starter 
Update:

Both twins are still there smile.gifjoy.gif

Heartbeats: baby a: 169 baby b: 163
My OB is thinking that they are Di-Di, but doesnt want to say for sure yet. We find out the gender in 4 weeks wink1.gif
I asked my OB ten million questions and they were all answered in the exact way I wanted them to be, so thats good news!!
So.freakin.relieved.

Now, for the nuchal scan tomorrow.
post #44 of 124

Holly - GREAT NEWS!!

 

rachieface - my due date was changed by a few days based on u/s  this time - its always been changed, and the first 2 pregnancies i changed what it old everyone, but this time and last time - i am sticking with MY dates. in my mind i know that my date is more accurate and i'm not going to let myself think that i am overdue when i'm not, even when its only for a few days  ..  no one knows what my midwife thinks my due date is, she thinks u/s is more accurate than my gut feeling, i can understand that, i just don't agree with it - anyway  if you think the 6th is more accurate, go with that. 

 

i've been having horrrrrible round ligament pains and back pain the past few days..  i know i'm overdoing it and i need to slow down.. i've just got a busy couple of weeks coming up..  with 3 kids im having a really hard time going as slow as my body thinks i need to...

post #45 of 124
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Staci- What really helped me last time when I was feeling like I was overdoing it was making myself a "bedtime" every day. It didnt mean I had to go to sleep, just that I had to sit down with my feet up for the rest of the night. It was usually around 8 pm- I'd just go and go until midnight if I didnt make myself sit down at a certain time. Then Id feel like crap all day the next day.
post #46 of 124

Holly that's wonderful! joy.gif

post #47 of 124

Yay for both twins! I lost one with my last pregnancy, but am so, so thankful for my big guy that survived. I'm very happy for your two!

post #48 of 124
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Staci- What really helped me last time when I was feeling like I was overdoing it was making myself a "bedtime" every day. It didnt mean I had to go to sleep, just that I had to sit down with my feet up for the rest of the night. It was usually around 8 pm- I'd just go and go until midnight if I didnt make myself sit down at a certain time. Then Id feel like crap all day the next day.

 

I second that my bedtime is 9pm no later but heck yes I can go earlier.

 

 

Also YAY AM!!!!  So excited for you! 

post #49 of 124
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Staci- What really helped me last time when I was feeling like I was overdoing it was making myself a "bedtime" every day. It didnt mean I had to go to sleep, just that I had to sit down with my feet up for the rest of the night. It was usually around 8 pm- I'd just go and go until midnight if I didnt make myself sit down at a certain time. Then Id feel like crap all day the next day.

 

I've been really trying to do this - 7pm on, plus 'nap time' where i sit on the couch for a couple hours even though the kids will NOT let me sleep no matter what :P    its like my body doesn't want me to do anything.  i'm really hoping this is first trimester fatigue and that it will get better soon..  i feel like i'm losing all my muscles (not suppose to lift my toddler because of a small bleed on u/s at 8 wks)  and stamina by sitting around and not doing anything..  i use to never sit down during the day  ..

post #50 of 124

my body doesn't want me to do much of anything either. I have been resting on the couch most of the days, all day long. I am getting some periods of time that I can sit up instead of lay down and yesterday afternoon I even took the boys out in the back yard with the baby pool and snapped some pictures, standing up! I too lay down and try to "nap" during the baby's naptime, though each time I FINALLY drift off, my 3 yo needs something. ;) DH has taken over evenings, I am DONE by 7 PM, and usually in bed by 8:30. I am having trouble sleeping at night though.. still cosleeping with DS2, who wakes a few times a night, then of course I have to get up and pee a couple times, and add in all the weird dreams, and I am not getting very much sleep at night. :/

 

in happier news-- I got to see my MW today!!!!! and hear the heartbeat!!!!! it was my first appt with her this pregnancy, and the first time hearing the heartbeat!!!! <3 it was in the upper 160's, and some jumps into the 170's.... neither of my boys' heartbeats were that high. ;)

post #51 of 124

Great news, LadyCatherine!

 

I'm a dud these days, too. Right now we're in the middle of packing to move, and it's been SO HARD to get motivation to pack. Luckily we have a lot of help (MIL is with us this week) and my mom has been helping out, too. But with so many things, I need to be the one to go through stuff to donate/save/throw away and I just... can't make myself get off my ass most of the time. I am currently sitting at the computer watching DH load boxes into our car to take to a friends, and I am just sipping tea telling myself I will get up in 5 minutes. We shall see.

post #52 of 124

I can't even begin to make myself do crap!  But you know, I'll be good to go soon and I'll redeem myself somehow.

post #53 of 124

Yay for BABIES, Holly.  I have a tiny bit of twin envy and am so happy for you!

 

I am still pouting a little over the stupid due date thing, but it's not bothering me too much.  I just hope I don't actually make it to the 12th, but if I do at least I can tell people that I'm not officially overdue yet!

 

There are times when I'm feel like I'll never ever eeeeeeevvver feel good again *cue lots of whining*.  But, I definitely feel better than I did a few weeks ago so that's a good sign.  I'm just not...me.  I am usually pretty high energy but like most of you, doing the little things exhausts me.  I did work out for 30 minutes on the elliptical today, and felt so accomplished--I hadn't done more than 20 minutes of cardio in quite a while.  It tired my body out, but it feels better to feel tired from doing something for once! 

 

I'm just grateful that, thus far, this pregnancy has been much better than my pregnancy with my son.  With him, I think I threw up every day until close to 20 weeks, and definitely some after that as well.  Yuck!  This pregnancy is definitely more manageable.  I hope the second trimester is awesome...I never got to feeling awesome with my son! 

post #54 of 124

Holly- so happy for both heartbeats!  I am also having a bit of twin envy... I always wanted 4, and DH said this is our last..... I have not had an US or anything (just doppler at 9+5, which we heard one heartbeat for 5 seconds before baby moved).  My fundal height isn't so high, so I am admitting to myself that there is only one in there ..... Which I am so happy about that one!  Anyways, hurray for the twins!!!

 

12 weeks today and the last 3 days have been pretty darn good.  Not much nausea at all.  Worked out 2 of the 3 days and didn't crash and burn at the end of the day.  I was pretty tired, but that is normal for me (4 year old and almost 2 year old).  

post #55 of 124
Saw baby today! Heartbeat was in the high 160s and baby was moving all around. Was a brief ultrasound accompanying CVS so we didn't see anything else, but that was great!
post #56 of 124
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I've been really trying to do this - 7pm on, plus 'nap time' where i sit on the couch for a couple hours even though the kids will NOT let me sleep no matter what :P    its like my body doesn't want me to do anything.  i'm really hoping this is first trimester fatigue and that it will get better soon..  i feel like i'm losing all my muscles (not suppose to lift my toddler because of a small bleed on u/s at 8 wks)  and stamina by sitting around and not doing anything..  i use to never sit down during the day  ..

 

I feel pretty listless too. I think my weight loss is muscle density loss! I can even see the loss of arm muscle in my belly pics I took a month ago. So sad. I'm hoping the next few weeks as I inch toward week 12 will let me get back to more activity. Right now I'm a professional sleeper.

post #57 of 124
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I feel pretty listless too. I think my weight loss is muscle density loss! I can even see the loss of arm muscle in my belly pics I took a month ago. So sad. I'm hoping the next few weeks as I inch toward week 12 will let me get back to more activity. Right now I'm a professional sleeper.


oh, i hadn't even thought of muscle loss being the cause of weight loss!  This is the first pregnancy that i feel has significantly slowed me down, and i'm just not gaining weight this time... i bet that is whats going on.. ugh.  

 

2nd trimester energy, i NEED YOU!

post #58 of 124

the due date changing thing REALLY bothers me. the NP said that they'd change the due date only if the baby was measuring big...but can someone explain why they change it? do they just think you got your dates mixed up or something? does baby come sooner if it's bigger no matter when it was conceived? it just concerns me since there are only 3 possible days on which this babe was conceived. there is no question! what would be the motivation for changing the due date?

 

i also cannot get the motivation to do anything (besides nap). i think my family is disappointed since we're on vacation and i'm just in resting mode. it's hard too, because we're with a lot of family so meals are often chosen by others. last night i skipped dinner (the smell alone was making me gag) and then everyone went for frozen yogurt. i got some frozen yogurt and FIL said, "oh, you're allowed to have froyo even though you didn't eat dinner? what kind of example is that to DD?" it seemed like he was kidding, but hormones said, "RAGE! RAGE" MIL had 5 babies in 7 years, so it's not like he's unfamiliar with the process.

 

those of you on your second of third pregnancy - i feel like my body is growing out of control! i haven't been eating much or that much differently. i tihnk i've gained 5lbs...but none of my clothes fit. :( we usually spend our vacation thrift store shopping but it's so depressing! maybe i should just pull the trigger and start wearing my maternity clothes?

post #59 of 124

sorry to be so grumpy/venty today!

post #60 of 124

3rd pregnancy, and by 4 weeks I was doing the "button trick" on my pants. Now, from nausea and a growing belly, I am in what I like to call "maternity friendly" clothes. ;) soft/elastic waistband/stretchy clothes. I am 12 weeks.. ;) I think part of it is the comfort factor for me though

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