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April DDC ~ September ~ Chat

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Welcome to September! Another month down. Chat away ladies. =)

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Hi everyone!  I emailed the midwives about follow up from the tests and have an appointment on wednesday!  I hope to get a few more answers and find out if I still have another u/s on Friday.

 

I feel so much better after finding the hb yesterday though.  At least I know baby is hanging in there!  I debate telling them I have a doppler...do any mamas here have a doppler and do you discuss that with your hcp?  I feel like it's my choice and that I don't have to...just don't want to have to defend my choice is all, i suppose...

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I have an interview with a midwifery practice tomorrow. Hoping we are a good fit. Part of me has considered birthing on my own, though. I've felt like such an anti-social loner this time. I am very happy. I just don't really want to be around other people much. Of course that could be because I feel like I'm on a roller coaster all day long!
 

We started our school year yesterday. Very excited. It has gone well the last 2 days. Forgot to take first day pictures yesterday, so the kids want to do pictures later today. Yesterday we spent the morning on lessons, and then baked muffins in the afternoon. I love having my kids home to do stuff like that. Today the afternoon will be spent on crafty projects. My older 2 get to choose what craft (sewing, knitting, etc.) and what they want to make. I look forward to seeing their choices.

 

I got a prenatal yoga dvd that I've started using. Nice way to start my morning. :) And I've been eating pretty normal. Actually better than normal since we haven't bought ice cream for the freezer since we celebrated DS 2's birthday a few weeks ago. I have a bad habit of eating 4 decent sized scoops a night when we have it. DH has been a sweet heart, though, and has brought me home an m&m brownie blizzard from DQ the last 2 Saturday nights. A nice treat :) So far, I'm staying on target to not gain more weight than is healthy for this pregnancy. I normal put on close to 60lbs each time. I do not want to do that this time!

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Actually got sick for the first time last night and am now having super anxiety about going anywhere in public. I haaaaaaate throwing up.

 

This doesn't bode well for the fact that DHs Nonna and my DDs namesake passed away on Saturday so we will have her Rosary and funeral services to attend this week. With no one but the in-laws knowing I am FREAKED out about getting sick at one of these things.

 

Right now I'm just focusing on making it to our first appt this Thursday and I'll worry about the rest later. One day at a time! It's not about counting the days, it's about making the days count. ;)

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Actually got sick for the first time last night and am now having super anxiety about going anywhere in public. I haaaaaaate throwing up.

 

 

This happened to me for the first time this afternoon at 9 weeks 4 days. ;( I thought I was getting close to everything getting better. Exercise seems to have all but stopped because I'm starting to wake up sick.

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Ugh...this week has been kind of crazy (week as in the last 7 days I guess lol)....I had some light spotting last week...It was all brown and so I knew it was "old" and was PROBABLY implantation but I was 6 weeks and figured I was past that possibility...but nothing has happened since then so I chalked it up to implantation?! LOL....Gave me a good scare at 3am though. (Got up to pee after fixing the fussy baby in my room ;) LOL )...

Anyway...I had a birthday...my dad had his birthday...today is my nieces birthday. Hmmm....this weekend was busy though I can't even recall all of what we did.

I'm feeling REALLY bloated these days...I'm always glad when bloat leaves and baby bump arrives. I dont know WHY I get so bloated in the beginning. But man..today is BAD. I also have a head ache...and have been fighting off nausea. It's not been HORRIBLE but there are definitely times when I feel like I'm gonna get sick...Knocking on wood...I have yet to actually GET sick while pregnant...feel sick yes, get sick no! Whew....praying I get thru this one with that same track record!

 

We have a midwife meeting times TWO this Thursday. We meet in town at 11 for the first and then we come home and the second one will meet us at our house at 1:30. Home visits....I hope I like that one best ;) LOL!!!! Would be SO nice and EASY to have home visits wouldn't it. *sigh*.

We are facing the possibility that we'll be moving. Unless my husband gets offered REALLY good pay (as in we could afford to move, get a new place, and lose our deposit on this place) we will be here thru when the baby arrives, I"m pretty sure. But it's a lot to think about. Then to think about trying to find a midwife that would be there. It's an hour away so I'm hoping that my midwife we choose will be ok with an hour drive. eek. It's also an hour from the next major city where midwives pop up on the sites. OY....not sure what we are going to do about that.

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Originally Posted by at_the_hip View Post

Hi everyone!  I emailed the midwives about follow up from the tests and have an appointment on wednesday!  I hope to get a few more answers and find out if I still have another u/s on Friday.

I feel so much better after finding the hb yesterday though.  At least I know baby is hanging in there!  I debate telling them I have a doppler...do any mamas here have a doppler and do you discuss that with your hcp?  I feel like it's my choice and that I don't have to...just don't want to have to defend my choice is all, i suppose...

I tried to use a Doppler last night (I'm not quite nine weeks)...and of course couldn't hear anything but the ocean sound of the placenta. I think I'll stick to asking the midwives to only use the veto scope.
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I am 6wks 4dys and am still trying to figure out my insurance stuff so I can see a midwife. My insurance doesn't have any in-network midwives. At all. Which kind of pisses me off. I can use an OB and pay in-network prices or use a midwife and pay out of network prices.  I would love to have another homebirth, and that may be the cheapest route right now.  But I gotta talk to some more people to figure this all out. So stressfull.

 

Plus we are trying to save up so we can move out of my Dad's house. My DH starts a new PT sales job this week and he's hoping to eventually make this his FT job, and if so it would be bringing in a ton more money. 

 

Add on I'm nauseas all day long (why do they even call it morning sickness??) and super exhausted. Feeling very stressed out right now!

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Nothing is satisfying me today and every time I stand up to do something I'm hit with the feeling of nausea. My stomach feels like it has an expanding balloon in it and I just can't find anything that helps. I hate this the most about pregnancy.

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I am now not only nauseous but also hungry hungry hippo!!!! I think I am turning into a Hobbit.

Today:

Breakfast- two eggs and cheese between two waffles, Starbuck salty carmel mocha (because I had a gift card and DS decided to put a tea bag in my morning joe...)

Second breakfast- bowl of rasin bran with yummy whole milk (required bran eating kwim....)

 

forgot snack and felt super sick by lunch...

lunch- two corn tortillas filled with barbacoa beef from last nights dinner, cheese and greek yogurt, a big bowl of greek yogurt with fruit spread, half a bowl of dried Oatmeal Squares....

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I got DD a "Best Big Sis" shirt at Old Navy today. I'll give it to her when we finally tell her. :)

 

I have a doc. appt. Friday to discuss my medication (ADD) options, but I'll be doing my prenatal care with a midwife practice. My first appointment with them is towards the end of the month.

 

I'm so tired of being tired. I'll have good periods during the day, but by the time DH gets home from work I'm just beat. Before I was pregnant I was going to bed "early" (compared to DP), so I could get up at 7 and go run. Now I go to bed early and sleep in! The insomnia is not helping.

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The statemeant "each pregnancy is different" I have found to be sooooooo true this time around! With DD, I had some morning sickness, but it wasn't too bad, and I only got sick a few times. This time, I am sick ALL day, vomit at LEAST 5 times a day. I work at McDonalds and the smells so do NOT help m (espicially as I work the table and prepare food a LOT!) I can no longer tolerate fries (which sucks cause I LOVE their fries) or any food with batter on it. I normally eat grilled chicken, but tonight at work I was only able to eat half and then it came right back up :-( I wake up and I am extremely nauseases. I get horrible headaches and can't take the motrin.

On the plus side, I have noticed a tiny bit of easying of the horrendous fatigue. Its still bad, but not as much.
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I am not seeing anyone but a pretty useless OB this time, and I have no interest in telling him I have a doppler.  I definitely know more about my body than the man does, and it would be the last straw to have him tell me that I shouldn't be using it or probably don't know how to do it correctly or whatever!

LOL at the way you worded this.  I have not told my ob in the past when I've rented a doppler.  Nor would I should I rent one again.  In fact, I don't say anything at all my appts, except to ask him about his wife and children.

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I'm feeling pretty good today. First day without nausea so far! I'm having a little heartburn, but it's minor. I feel like I've waited too long to find a care provider. I called to schedule consultations with 3 separate midwife practices and the first one, whose website I really like, only has 2 openings this month because they have 35 women due to give birth in September. The times available are when my husband would be sleeping (he works 3rd shift). The second one has ONE opening this month and it's right when I pick my daughter up from school, so that wont work. The third has a meet and greet next Tuesday evening but the receptionist was trying to schedule me for an appt and ultrasound after I told her I wanted a consultation and said "we usually schedule the first visit between 8 and 9 weeks so since you're past 9 weeks this might be tough." It just gave me an uncertain feeling. I'm sure the receptionist might not know all the details, but it's rather important to feel comfortable with the entire situation, KWIM? Although, I think I'm wearing DH down a little about a home birth. He's objecting to the idea less and less. I need to find out about home birth midwives nearby. We're in a Western Chicago suburb, if anyone has any info about homebirth midwives. I haven't felt terribly rushed to find a care provider until now. I shouldn't have procrastinated! I also need to find a chiropractor! The insurance thing is confusing, too. I've never dealt with PPO bs before and it's confusing. I need to take a breath and relax! lol I think the urgency I feel is because I'm not entirely sure when I ovulated. I kinda want to get an ultrasound to figure out just how far along I am, although if I get a patient midwife, that probably wouldn't be terribly important. I just don't want to go by my LMP because my cycles are longer, but not exactly the same every time. According to LMP I'm 9w6d but it could be a week to 2 weeks off.

 

Well, time to tidy up the house and relax before it's time to pick DD up from school!

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I'm having a really rough nausea day...i'm so gaggy.  :(  Yesterday the midwife asked about my morning sickness and if I was doing anything for it and I brushed it off a little, saying it's there but I've had worse.  Famous last words, UGH...

 

It should peak soon right????  I'll be 9w this weekend...

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Solidarity mamas!  I also had a terrible day with nausea.  I am hoping in a few days when all the dairy clears my system things will be better.  The fatigue is awful too.  I'm working a 10-12 hr catering shift on Saturday and I am so nervous about how I will handle it.  I laid in bed most of the day today while DD tore the house apart.  I think she was frustrated with me becuase right before DP got home, she jumped up on the bed and deliberately peed all over me and the quilt.  I am so frustrated that I am not able to get up and do things like I normally do with her.

 

I have an appt to get health insurance next week, and then my first midwife's appt the week after.

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I don't know what's up, because I've been happier than normal lately, but ugh. Today I am just so depressed and discouraged with everything, my life, the world...you name it. And even though DD has finally started behaving better (three has not been an easy age), I just can't stand her today.

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Edited by 1babysmom - 3/21/13 at 8:18am
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