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post #41 of 132

So I have a lot of catching up to do. I feel weird since I dont know anyone yet and it's overwhelming just jumping in but here I go lol.

I just got back from doing the Dirty Girl Mud Run with my friends in WI. It was so much fun. I did all the obstacles. yeah...I was super muddy afterward. I've been training for it for a while so I knew my body would be ok. I only found out I was pregnant the day before leaving....I knew it'd all be ok. So anyway. I never once felt like it was too much. I did worse in the airport to and from as I was lugging around a 1000 pound carry on and a 500 pound diaper bag and a 100 pound baby/carseat. LOL...that is what it felt like. My muscles in my arms and neck are SORE and tired. I was shaky by the time I got to my gate so I had to get food quick. ugh...that was worse than the stinkin 5K lol.

Anyway...we haven't told many people yet. Just my sister...a couple of my close friends...and my husband has told his closest friend. We are kind of waiting. Being baby number six people have a lot to say. Some good...most not. We are kind of dreading the comments...so for now until we both are ready...we are waiting...it's crazy hard to wait though...I always spill the beans so quickly...and I'm just now 5 weeks. I can totally see me spilling before 6 weeks lol.

post #42 of 132
Welcome Martha!

I have morning sickness today. Not terrible but enough to stop me from doing much of anything. We are just watching scooby doo here. Luckily my daughter is happy with that for today.

I am working on feeling better...but I think part of me just wants to feel pregnant and sick lol.

Got some ginger tea brewing, that may help redface.gif
post #43 of 132

Hey all!

 

Feeling pretty yucky this morning. I know I need to eat, but the thought makes me feel sick. Blah. Of course, after having a couple of losses, I welcome the early pregnancy symptoms! 

 

Martha: That sounds like a lot of fun!!

 

Just wanted to jump on real quick and say hi. I better go check on the kids. Have a great day!

post #44 of 132

Welcome Martha! I myself am #6 in my family of 6 kids so if my mom had stopped sooner, I wouldn't be around. thumb.gif
 

I am feeling better about symptoms I was unsure of (due to having Hashimoto's) after seeing my endocrinologist yesterday to review my bloodwork and have a physical exam. She said my levels are perfect (her word!) for being pregnant and she won't adjust my synthroid dose at all, see how my bloodwork does in a month. I did find out my vitamin d level are low and she wants me to take a D3 daily.

That means all the fatigue and headaches, etc. I have been feeling are definitely pregnancy related. Whew.

 

Looking forward to my OB appt on Friday when I'll be 7 1/2 wks. 
 

Wanted to share a sweet moment I had last night cuddling in the dark with my two year old. She started giving me kisses and I said," I love you." She replied, " I love you too...I PWO-MISE!" Choked me up. Didn't even know she knew that phrase.

post #45 of 132

Hi ladies. I am finding out today if I am pregnant with #2. Our first child (daughter) was stillborn at 38.5 weeks gestation, our second child (daughter) is now 1.5, and we had a m/c in May at 5-6 weeks along. I have been having lots of heartburn already and little bit of nausea along with food aversions and a nasty taste in my mouth. I am only 13 or 14 dpo and am getting a beta hcg and progesterone level check at 3 this afternoon. I also just found out about an hour ago that my best friend is pregnant and due in March. I will be ecstatic if we get to be pregnant together...and I will also be devastated if one of ours ends in a m/c or stillbirth.

post #46 of 132
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So I have a lot of catching up to do. I feel weird since I dont know anyone yet and it's overwhelming just jumping in but here I go lol.

I just got back from doing the Dirty Girl Mud Run with my friends in WI. It was so much fun. I did all the obstacles. yeah...I was super muddy afterward. I've been training for it for a while so I knew my body would be ok. I only found out I was pregnant the day before leaving....I knew it'd all be ok. So anyway. I never once felt like it was too much. I did worse in the airport to and from as I was lugging around a 1000 pound carry on and a 500 pound diaper bag and a 100 pound baby/carseat. LOL...that is what it felt like. My muscles in my arms and neck are SORE and tired. I was shaky by the time I got to my gate so I had to get food quick. ugh...that was worse than the stinkin 5K lol.

Anyway...we haven't told many people yet. Just my sister...a couple of my close friends...and my husband has told his closest friend. We are kind of waiting. Being baby number six people have a lot to say. Some good...most not. We are kind of dreading the comments...so for now until we both are ready...we are waiting...it's crazy hard to wait though...I always spill the beans so quickly...and I'm just now 5 weeks. I can totally see me spilling before 6 weeks lol.


That sounds like sooo much fun. I had a triathlon planned in October when I'll be about 14 weeks but I'm having such a hard time getting out there to train that I think I might have to forget about it :(. I'm still trying to run and bike and swim but it's really not enough.  I know how you feel about the comments. This one will only be our fourth and while we are super excited because we always wanted a big family, I'm not looking forward to some of the comments so I'm thinking of just trying to get by without telling anyone. It's probably not realistic and I figure we might tell the kids at 35 weeks or so.  Right now, I just keep telling them I have a virus.

post #47 of 132
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Feeling pretty yucky this morning. I know I need to eat, but the thought makes me feel sick. Blah. Of course, after having a couple of losses, I welcome the early pregnancy symptoms! 

 

This is me too! And if I make the mistake of eating something sweet (like a cheese danish...) I will really regret it. Salty/savory things have been about the only thing I can keep down. Regular sandwiches with a little bit of mayo, lunch meat, cheese and pickles have been all I can reliably eat without it making me ill. I'm not throwing up (thankfully, but that's normal for me) but the nausea has set in big time. Ug. Anybody else burping like crazy? That started with the nausea.

post #48 of 132

It was a blast. I plan to try to keep running as long as I find it comfortable (ha...which btw I hate running) but it's great exercise so I want to keep it up for a while. Went on a walk tonight. My shoes are still wet from me washing them after the mud run lol!!!! There is another mud run coming up locally and I really wanted to do it...but probably best I dont this year....I'll just keep the easy track running going. lol.

My husband and I usually tell everyone right away. This time we just aren't. I told my parents tonight...that went ok. We've each told a couple close friends (me a couple him one). And I have a group or two online that are smallish that I've told...but nobody else locally that I know in person. I think we will wait for a while. I've never done that...I hate doing it actually I want to scream it from teh roof tops but I want to keep it simple for now.
 

post #49 of 132
Hello ladies! I just read through this thread and thought I'd jump in smile.gif
I'm really not sure how far along I am at this point. My cycle's not the most regular and I've been doing a bad job of recording it... Plus, we weren't trying. My guess is that my LMP was at the beginning of July... I will have my first MW appt this thurs and I guess we'll start trying to figure this stuff out.

I've been so sick this time. Not only nausea, but a low grade fever that has lasted for weeks, and headaches every day. I was running every night (trying to lose my last ten lbs of pregnancy weight from DS) but I can hardly bring myself to do much of anything, and I'm afraid of gaining too much again.

I'm hoping I will start to be excited about this pregnancy soon. I have only told one person besides DP, and I'm dreading telling everyone. Especially his mom. Ugh, all the super overly fussy too touchy grandma stuff... I'm just getting over how irritating that was last go around!

DP and I have been fighting a lot lately, and I'm worried about how hard having another baby will be for DS the first year. Though they're best of friends now, the first year of DD2's life was very tough for DD1. It hurts to think about DS needing more than I can give.

Sorry this reads like a list of grumpy complaints. Thanks for listening smile.gif
post #50 of 132

Things will work out momma. They always do. I have some of the same feelings...not wanting to tell certain family members....worried about my youngest....I KNOW everythign will be ok. My youngest is sort of high maintenance. He was born with clubfoot so is only 15 months into a 4 year treatment. The hardest part is over but still...it's going to be a little harder now. He also is delayed...he is 15 months (almost) and acts like a 9-10 month old. So of coarse I'm still carrying him around and he is very needy. However...as we all know a baby is a blessing and things will work out. It's our job to worry about everything.

Congrats!!!! I hope you feel better soon

post #51 of 132

Hi everyone!  I've also been reading through the thread.  It's exciting to be here!  I have been trying not to be "too excited" but I'm really over the moon.

 

DP and I have only told two close friends.  It's funny, with DD, who was a surprise, we told his family right away, like the day we found out.  I think because we were in shock....   This time, this wasn't exactly a surprise, but we thought we should wait to tell people.  So we have been.  But Martha, I can totally relate - I want to tell everyone.  :)

 

I have been getting really nesty already - decluttering a bunch and thinking about what we will need to do to fit a fourth person into our one bedroom apartment that we just signed another year lease on! 

 

I've been a little more tired than usual and been working on going to bed at a decent time.  With DD I had the worst nausea for months.   This time around I am not eating gluten because I found out that I am gluten intolerant a couple years ago.  I am eating hardly any grains too, because I do better that way, and I am feeling great.

 

I'm not going to tell my parents at all, which is a huge weight off my shoulders.  With DD, my mom told me she would disown me and/or kill herself if I didn't get an abortion and things just got worse from there, until the point where I had to stop speaking to her and my dad completely when DD was 1.5.   On the other hand, DP's parents will be completely thrilled to hear our news.  I do feel mildly guilty that with DD I was truly thrilled and excited but I felt like I had to sort of pretend I wasn't.  I feel like she has gotten a bit of the short end of the stick, with all the things I didn't know, all the stuff I had to change to be healthy, both physically and emotionally.  But, I guess that's how it goes, isn't it?

 

I need to:

Finish filling out our paperwork to switch to the family medicine practice down the street from us

post #52 of 132
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Anybody else burping like crazy? That started with the nausea.

Yes, same here!  My 3yo DD finds it amusing, though.  eyesroll.gif

 

Just catching up and reading through the thread.

 

Congrats to Ruth!  

 

I hope at_the_hip is doing ok..... (fingers crossed!)

 

I finally told my sister yesterday!  joy.gif She is super excited and it is fun to have her know. DH wanted to wait to tell everyone.  But I needed my pregnancy books back from my sis and besides, if something does go wrong, I want her to know.  I also negotiated telling a couple of our close friends that I want to get mw recommendations from and our parents.  Planning on letting our parents know on grandparents day.  I could wait longer, but it will have an undeniable cuteness factor.  So far I have only told my sister, though......

Other than that (grand total of 7 people) I told DH that everyone else could find out in April if he wanted.  I'm all about compromise!  lol.gif

 

4 weeks 5 days and counting.

post #53 of 132

Whooo. My nausea is getting STRONG. It only started a couple of days ago and today I had one of those don't-move-don't-breathe-or-I'll-puke moments where I just lay half slumped on the coach wondering if I'd manage to get my head down on a cushion without puking.

 

It's a whole lot different with a toddler around too...bashing me in the face with a book saying "mummy read mummy read" and I couldn't even speak to tell her just a moment. 

 

It passed after about 30 mins but yuk, that was intense for barely 6 weeks I thought. Maybe I will have a shorter, more intense period of MS this time? Here's to hoping!

 

This may back up my completely unfounded but niggling twin suspicion though!

post #54 of 132

I'm having a much tougher time with MS this time around. I haven't actually puked yet but I've had a lot of the cough/gag combos that send me moving quickly towards a safe place. The nausea is just so much stronger this time around and I can't help but suspect the progesterone pills they put me on. I cannot stand taking those to be honest. I hope this phase passes quickly.

 

6w6d

post #55 of 132

Yeah I've heard progesterone can increase the early symptoms. How long do you have to stay on it? Last time I got the same thing, never puked but always felt right on the edge, like 24/7 for weeks on end. I would even wake up in the middle of the night because of feeling so ill. 

 

Sometimes I think it would have been better if I actually did vomit, but I didn't let myself as it was hard enough to eat enough as it was. 

 

What is the deal with M/S anyway? 

 

I have a past life as a student midwife and yet I still can't figure out the WHY. Not like..."because of hormones etc"...but the PURPOSE.

 

With pregnancy nature seems to have a good way of getting us to do what we need to for the pregnancy to go well, so what is the purpose of morning sickness?

 

Anyone?

 

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post #56 of 132

Well here's one possibility, but not really an answer!

 

http://www.mothering.com/community/t/786155/purpose-of-morning-sickness

post #57 of 132

Hey girls. I just found out that I am indeed pregnant and that I got 2 bfp on hpts and a + beta hcg of 13 on 9DPO! That is crazy!

post #58 of 132
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Hey girls. I just found out that I am indeed pregnant and that I got 2 bfp on hpts and a + beta hcg of 13 on 9DPO! That is crazy!

Congratulations! I have no idea what normal hcg levels are as I've never had them tested but I'm happy that you're happy with them!

Do you suspect twins?
post #59 of 132

I have been really wanting twin boys for some reason, although I know they will be very challenging. I only have one set of twins in my extended family but I don't know if they were natural or not. I would be thrilled with twins, though. I really hope I don't set myself up for disappointment. I normally always feel that as long as the baby is happy and healthy I would be happy but for some reason that last month or so my brain has been boy, boy,boy!

post #60 of 132

Well if you think you might have twins because you got a positive test at 9 dpo I'm a little worried. My husband really wants twins "for the experience".  I don't want to lose my homebirth though.

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