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post #21 of 132
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Originally Posted by TIFF4NY View Post

I've been reading a lot of material regarding morning sickness and I'm learning that carbs are actually the worst thing for it (aka the BRAT diet, etc.) Instead try eating good fats like avocado. I don't eat any grains/gluten ever and I haven't been eating legumes or dairy since the 1st and I've felt great so far. I live on eggs, avocados, applesauce, lots of meats, tons of vegetables and a little bit of fruits and I'm feeling really good!


This what I have found to be true for myself too! Grains/starchy carbs may help my nausea for a few minutes, but it's the healthy fats, protein, and for me, dairy that keep the nausea at bay! Though I've met many women who swear by graham crackers or saltines, etc.. I wonder why this works for some but not others?
post #22 of 132

Did those who swore by crackers mention how frequently they had to eat them? Maybe they nibbled on them all day long. I'm definitely noticing a difference this time around though as our lifestyle is completely different since switching to Paleo. I'm hopeful I will be able to maintain this throughout the entire pregnancy and be able to compare the two. 

post #23 of 132

How is everyone feeling lately?

post #24 of 132

6 weeks 3 days. I seem to be feeling better than I have with the last two. Crossing my fingers that this keeps on and is a good thing.  I did figure out that light exercise can actually stave off some nausea. Susan Weed's book backs this up. As long as I run in the mornings the nausea and energy levels are much better at the end of the day. If I am too lazy to get up and do it, then I am sick and tired for the rest of the day.  We are visting my mom (just 2 of the kids and I) this week.I asked mom is she'd watch the kids before she goes to work so I can run. She said she could do it every day but today.  The kids and I went on a walk this morning. No way I was going to ruin my day since I know what's working for me.

post #25 of 132
Thread Starter 

7 weeks today, and I'm feeling a little *too* good and it's making me nervous :( Trying to keep my chin up and believe that everything is ok, but it's really worrying me. I have no real reason to think that anything is wrong but the anxiety is through the roof this time (I don't remember it being this bad during my other pregnancies)

 

Part of my anxiety is that I'll be seeing a new MW this time around because my MW for my last two babies passed away earlier this year (she was in her 70's) and I'm heart broken over it. With her, I could have popped in for a quick u/s to check on things and alleviate some of the stress but none of the mw's I'm considering have an u/s machine so I'd have to be referred to a clinic and pay out of pocket for it, which isn't feasible at the moment.

post #26 of 132
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Originally Posted by firespiritmelody View Post

7 weeks today, and I'm feeling a little *too* good and it's making me nervous :( Trying to keep my chin up and believe that everything is ok, but it's really worrying me. I have no real reason to think that anything is wrong but the anxiety is through the roof this time (I don't remember it being this bad during my other pregnancies)

 

Part of my anxiety is that I'll be seeing a new MW this time around because my MW for my last two babies passed away earlier this year (she was in her 70's) and I'm heart broken over it. With her, I could have popped in for a quick u/s to check on things and alleviate some of the stress but none of the mw's I'm considering have an u/s machine so I'd have to be referred to a clinic and pay out of pocket for it, which isn't feasible at the moment.

Cari, so sorry to hear about your MW. What a loss.

If you are feeling nervous, is there any other way you could be checked out?

I am 6 weeks today and feeling cautious (bc of my loss early July) until my appt next Friday when I hope to see that heartbeat. 
I do feel pregnant and have all the usual symptoms so that is reassuring to me. I am looking so popped out and got results POAS so early, makes me wonder what is up. 
I guess I will just try to keep my mind occupied until my appt bc worrying does nothing.

Tiffany, thanks for the group picture. I love it...so springy and sweet.
I agree with you about diet. I am gluten free and am finding good fats & proteins are doing the trick. 

post #27 of 132

Cari, I'm sorry for your loss.

 

I'm a little bummed that it'll probably be at least another month before I have insurance. I feel fine and don't feel an urgent need to see someone, but I'd like to know who my insurance will cover and start interviewing people. I'm a little bummed that we most likely won't be having a home birth. I'm sure the "alternative birthing center" is nice, but I would like to do it at home. I understand why DF wants the technology nearby, and we both had agreed that a birth center would be a great compromise, but there really aren't any anywhere near where we live. The "alternative birthing center" is at a hospital, and consists of 2 birthing rooms, which I've heard good things about. Midwives help deliver there, so that's awesome.

 

It's different doing this with someone, instead of alone. I don't get to make all the decisions any more :-) It's also awesome to have support and love. Being pregnant is bringing us a lot closer so far, and it's amazing! He's reading "What to Expect" thoughtfully and is spouting off facts to me and bringing up bits to discuss. I appreciate that he wants to be informed and that he fully supports me. I picked up a copy of "Ina May's Guide to Childbirth." I haven't read it before, but I'm sure there will be helpful information for both of us.

 

We're getting married in 10 days and I tried on the dress my dearest friend wore to her wedding (also at a courthouse) and it just barely fits around my ribs. I have a feeling it won't zip in 10 days, but I really want to wear it! It has some beautiful beadwork along the bottom. I think I'll have to keep searching for a backup dress, just in case. I'm so non-traditional about getting married. I don't care much about the dress and such. I'm SO grateful he is taking care of all the planning! I'll help with the food (lol) but that's all that's left to do. It's a relief not to have too much stress around the wedding. 

 

Now that I've rambled for 3 paragraphs, my mind is clearer and I am off to bed. Sweet dreams, ladies!

post #28 of 132

Man right when I thought things were looking good (lots of dark tests, nausea...) today I am cramping and spotting.  :(
I've only had bleeding when I m/c so I am not feeling very positive.

post #29 of 132
Thread Starter 

hug2.gifHoping for the best mama, good luck

post #30 of 132

Thanks...not feeling very hopeful as I went to go pee and the toilet water is red.  Most likely this will be m/c #3 I guess.  I would be more hopeful if I wasn't so crampy.

post #31 of 132

Aww at_the_hip I'm sorry you are going through this right now. I'm sending positive vibes your way. <3 <3

post #32 of 132

Well I got my hcg quants from today back. At 5w5d they are at 2782. I had my progesterone drawn for the first time ever today and it was at 11 so they are putting me on prometrium because they want it to be at atleast 15. Should I be concerned about that at all? I literally know nothing about it. They did allow me to make an appt so I'll go in at 8w6d to get a sonogram and consult. Crossing everything that it all works out.

post #33 of 132

Tiffany, I sure hope all is well for you.  I don't know much about the levels specifically but I think it is good they are putting you on progesterone to be safe.

As for me I am still in limbo here.  After the initial gush things tapered off quickly and I am having brown when I wipe but no more on the pad or toilet.  Cramps subsided after the bleeding episode as well (not gone totally but not in pain like I was).  I will go into the clinic and see about getting blood draw and maybe u/s tomorrow unless things pick up again and I need to head in sooner.

post #34 of 132

Here's hoping for the best, at the hip. Hugs!

post #35 of 132
Thread Starter 

Tiffany - I'm not sure exactly what the numbers mean, but it sounds like getting on the prog. is probably a good idea. Better safe then sorry.

 

ATH - keeping my fingers crossed for you!

 

AFM, I called emailed our new mw and asked for a referral to get an u/s even though it'll be out of pocket. Thankfully, the clinic that does it has payment plan options and only requires $175 deposit so we're going in tomorrow 7 1/2 weeks so I'm really hoping will be able to see the heart beat and such. I don't know why I'm so anxious this time, but I just can't shake it greensad.gif If all goes well tomorrow, we'll tell the kids tomorrow night and I'll probably start telling immediate family and close friends though we'll still wait a while before announcing it on FB and such.

post #36 of 132
Thread Starter 

So so so relieved today! Got to see our little jelly bean today and s/he looks great. Measuring pretty much right on target and HB at 143. As soon as she put the wand on my tummy I immediately saw baby and the little flicker of a hb and all my anxiety melted away. I'm so greatful!

post #37 of 132
So happy for you firespiritmelody!!
post #38 of 132

Hooray firespiritmelody! 

post #39 of 132

congrats on the great u/s!  there's nothing more reassuring!  have fun telling the kiddos.

post #40 of 132

Hey guys, nice to meet you all. Just had a skim through the forum, will try and come back to get to know you all a bit more later!

 

At_the_hip - I hope whatever is going on, you can find some peace. I haven't experienced a MC/suspected MC before, but from my close friends experience of many it seems it's the not knowing that can really cause a lot of stress. I hope everything is ok. 

 

I just posted a thread in the group with my intro (although then I realised there was a thread for this, sorry!) so if you guys want to know more about me, that's where to find it. 

 

Looking forward to growing bumps and babies with you all. I hope you are all feeling well!

 

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