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post #181 of 208

We had our first appointment with a midwife today. We heard the heartbeat! :-) My husband seems more inclined to go ahead with a home birth and pay for the rest if we don't get a waiver from our insurance, which I'm hoping we will get! If not, it'll be a chunk of change, but doable. I feel more relaxed now and am feeling quite a lot of movement. Lots of strong taps going on. The baby gave us a nice, loud kick while we were listening to the heartbeat and was moving around a lot! It was tricky for the midwife to keep following the movement to hear the heartbeat for more than 2 seconds. We're all very excited and I'm feeling really peaceful today. Heartburn is kicking in but I got papaya enzymes to hopefully keep it away. I'm still not quite past some of the sleepiness, but the nausea is mostly gone. My sinuses are pretty uncomfortable, too. It's funny, but it REALLY hurts my sinuses when I use warm water to wash my face. Weird!

I hope everyone is feeling well!!!

post #182 of 208
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Firespiritmelody - I don't feel like we have a crisis with my cat anymore.  Things have really settled down around here and I'm glad.  It's good to see her happily lounging in inappropriate places (precariously perched next to a sink of dirty dishes!)  But after really thinking about it, I'm clear.  I don't need to rehome her immediately but I must rehome her within the next six months.  As long as the new home knows all about her issues, that will be the safest thing for her.  I know that her stress response is to pee on things and I know that sometimes her stress periods have coincided with times when I am less physically able to care for her and give her attention.  So I know it's likely that just at the moment I need her to be at her best, or even just her okay, (when I am taking care of a newborn baby, and possibly dealing with PPD - I have a history of depression and severe PPD), she is likely to be at her worst.  If my worst fears do come to pass, I think it's likely I will end up take her to whatever shelter will have her...and I know what that means.  :(  Up til now I've been super honest with the rescues, right down to telling them that I don't want to take her to a shelter because I don't want her to be put to sleep.  I think that is actually hurting her chances of them taking her, because to them it sounds like she isn't in danger.  But I know she is.  

 

 

I'm glad things have calmed down for you for the time being. I think you'll have a much better time finding a home for her in Jan/Feb as that is usually peak off-season. Good luck!

post #183 of 208
I can't believe I've hit 12 weeks already. It is flying by, especially since this is undoubtedly our last baby.

Two days ago I was lifting weights, riding a stationary bike and doing ball-to-floor pushups...and apparently my right hip *really* disliked something I did. I could hardly move yesterday...today was lots better until the afternoon, when apparently I had been standing and cooking too long. greensad.gif. I just don't have time to be limping around right now...

It could be worse...i'm sure I'll be missing this pain when my pubic symphysis starts separating around 6 months along. redface.gif

Love, p
post #184 of 208
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I can't believe I've hit 12 weeks already. It is flying by, especially since this is undoubtedly our last baby.
Two days ago I was lifting weights, riding a stationary bike and doing ball-to-floor pushups...and apparently my right hip *really* disliked something I did. I could hardly move yesterday...today was lots better until the afternoon, when apparently I had been standing and cooking too long. greensad.gif. I just don't have time to be limping around right now...
It could be worse...i'm sure I'll be missing this pain when my pubic symphysis starts separating around 6 months along. redface.gif
Love, p

It is flying by!

Sorry you are in pain, hope you heal quickly.  The lesson to take home (for me anyway) would be to stop exercising and order take out.  :)  Just kidding (about the take out anyway).

 

I lifted up my shirt today and scratched my belly.  There's a milestone of sorts.

post #185 of 208
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12w today and my sonoline b doppler arrived. After watching a couple of videos on youtube I was able to locate the heartbeat (briefly) twice! The little bean kept moving away from it once I found it. I purposely found my artery so I knew what my hb sounded like and then slowly inched towards the center of my pelvis. Just as I was approaching the middle I heard the little beat going faster than my own. Definitely puts one at ease. ;) Feeling better now. 

post #186 of 208
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It is flying by!
Sorry you are in pain, hope you heal quickly.  The lesson to take home (for me anyway) would be to stop exercising and order take out.  smile.gif  Just kidding (about the take out anyway).

I lifted up my shirt today and scratched my belly.  There's a milestone of sorts.

lol! I don't want to stop working out..so I'm just switching over to swimming with my other kids while my 11 yo is at swim team practice. That way I can see how my hip does without too much strain.

My 17 yo is so funny...she's really excited that I have a pretty obvious bump now.

If I don't find a way not to be hungry during all the hours from 10 pm to 3 am, I'm not going to have a bump so much as I'll just BE a bump!



Love, p
post #187 of 208
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Originally Posted by TIFF4NY View Post

12w today and my sonoline b doppler arrived. After watching a couple of videos on youtube I was able to locate the heartbeat (briefly) twice! The little bean kept moving away from it once I found it. I purposely found my artery so I knew what my hb sounded like and then slowly inched towards the center of my pelvis. Just as I was approaching the middle I heard the little beat going faster than my own. Definitely puts one at ease. wink1.gif Feeling better now. 

joy.gif. Congratulatios! Such a sweet moment!
post #188 of 208

Tiffany: Yay for heartbeats! I had a doppler with my son (after 2 m/c) and it was such a comfort.

 

Spruce: I have to ask... what is your picture of? Cranberries? Placenta balls? My imagination is running wild... lol.gif

post #189 of 208
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Tiffany: Yay for heartbeats! I had a doppler with my son (after 2 m/c) and it was such a comfort.

Spruce: I have to ask... what is your picture of? Cranberries? Placenta balls? My imagination is running wild... lol.gif
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It's a picture of a huge sheet-cake pan filled with freshly picked raspberries.

Love, p
post #190 of 208

I'm ten weeks today. Pretty exciting, I think.

 

My foster mom told my biological mom the other day I'm pregnant. Her response was better than I thought it would be. "Really?!?! Are you kidding me???" When she found out I was pregnant with DS, she told me and everyone who would listen I should get an abortion. irked.gif

 

Anyway, I just got the packet from the OB, so I'm excited to fill that out and have my appointment. :)

post #191 of 208

12w tomorrow and very excited too!  :)  I am hoping to feel less miserable with m/s soon.  I've lost 5 lbs and it seems like it is all in my boobs.  Darn it!!

post #192 of 208

13w1d today and I think I'm over the worst of the morning sickness!  I am still feeling pretty nauseated but NOWHERE near as bad as it was.  And I'm actually feeling hungry sometimes!
 

post #193 of 208
Gah. Placenta brain. Keep thinking of questions I forgot to ask the midwife at my appt. I'll have to give the office a call. I wanted to check in on why I'm losing sooooooo much hair. The average person loses 100 hairs a day. I'm losing waaaay more than that. And typically you lose less during pregnancy. Also, I just remembered that when they did my blood work to check if my knee problem was arthritis (it wasn't), I had a slightly elevated ANA. According to Dr. Google, it seems some women with elevated ANA results get put on baby aspirin to help prevent pregnancy loss. So I guess I'd better ask about that too. I'd much prefer to talk to a care provider than let google get me worried over nothing.
post #194 of 208

We finally got our house. Yay! joy.gif

 

I all of a sudden had some sharp pains in my abdomen, so my mom and DF insisted I go to the ER to make sure everything was okay. They wanted to do an US, and the baby is measuring a few days ahead of what the first US showed, the heartbeat was good, and baby was jumping around, but most importantly, to me, after all that, was that the sac was down to 3/3.5 mm this time. So that made me feel a lot better. I'm just on restrictions for today and tomorrow.

post #195 of 208

Ironmam, I'm losing gobs of hair too!  What's up with that?  When I was pregnant with DD I went from shedding a ton to not losing a single hair the rest of my pregnancy and well into the year following. 

 

Bcmcneal - Sorry to hear that your bmom is not that supportive, but glad to hear her response was better this time around.  And yay about your house!  And healthy baby.  :) 

 

Y'all with the morning sickness, I'm still right there with you.  I am occasionally hungry but mostly kind of miserable, although 100000x better than two weeks ago.  I have even been getting up to do light cleaning, which made me realize I need to go a bit easier on myself.  The last few weeks I've been asking myself if I am really just lazy and need to push myself harder to get more done.  But I see now that as soon as I feel well enough to do something, I do it, so I think I probably just need to slow down when I'm not feeling so good, and let go of the guilt.  I was able to take a real nap today (DP was home) and it was glorious. 

post #196 of 208

cyclamen - I needed to hear that...I feel like I am so lazy because I am just getting done what I have to at this point.  I still feel so rotten and ill but guilty that I am behind on housework.  :S

post #197 of 208

Aww.... at_the_hip.... hug2.gif  I hate how messy my apartment is right now, but I've just started moving all the messes into the kitchen, so at least it's all in one place.... lol.

post #198 of 208

Ooh, oh, also, guys, sorry for spamming the thread, but I totally have some belly now!  Unfortunately, it's all gas and bloat..... :p 

post #199 of 208

Oy...I just looked. It's been since the 14th that I posted. I'm still here...I'm still kickin' right along...just been tired and busy. School is in full swing for the kids now (we homeschool) and so that is keeping me busy...when I'm done there I'm EXHAUSTED lol. Weekends are usually crazy because my husband has off for the first half sometimes the whole thing....so it's insanely busy there because we are going going going...it seems anyway. Ok...enough excuses.

I'm...er....10ish weeks pregnant now....my EDD was moved (cannot remember if I told you all that...I THINK I did though).....but I am showing like crazy. Even had to pull out maternity today...mostly because I have so few things already and NOTHING nice...the nicer things I bought recently just dont look right on me since I'm already out of their size range preference lol. I'm popping right on out there. Gotta love being short waisted AND being on your 6th baby...means no where to go and body familiarity going "oh yeah...I know what to do". LOL!!!

I'm still tired off and on but at least the nausea has subsided most times. THough the crazy stupid dreams have taken it's place. Woke up gagging one night because I was throwing up in my dream...almost threw up for real. I dont know if I was gagging in my sleep and it turned into my dream or if I was dreaming and it turned into real LOL..either way....I was like WTH?! LOL.

No baby names yet. Josh and I are still throwing some ideas around but we haven't really discussed it. I'll be in panic mode soon because I think he's still goign to insist we find out...if we do then I like to have names BEFORE that point...if we dont I have 4.5 months extra to figure it out. LOL. We'll see.

Hmmm....can't think of anything else that is interesting that I should report lol. OH chose a midwife and my appt is not this week but the next. Fun fun. I can't believe that will mark the end of the first trimester already! EEEK. Time is flying and dragging at the same time. I do love being pregnant in this time of the year....holidays make it ZOOM by...and then after the first of the year we will be hard core schooling trying to get it all done before baby arrives. LOL. Exciting.

post #200 of 208

I am 10 weeks 2 days and yesterday I did the Gladiator Assault Challenge in Wisconsin. 7 miles, 36 obstacles. Insane! I was very happy I did it though. Alot of people felt like I shouldn't have being pregnant, and that I slowed down on exercising since getting pregnant and being so sick & exhausted. But I did the whole thing, all but 2 obstacles (2 tunnels I refused to crawl through because I'm claustrophobic.)  I felt awesome the 1st half with alot of energy. Then after I jumped into a lake from a 12-15 ft platform, I lost alot of my mojo.  I pushed through though and finished the 2nd half. Very proud of myself and can't wait to tell this little one what I did while pregnant with him/her.

 

I have my 1st real midwife appt next week. I had a consultation last week where we just talked but did nothing "medical".  I wasn't planning on getting an U/S until 18-20 weeks but I think I'm going to call and schedule one with next weeks appt. I've been having alot of cramping (which I know can be normal) but for piece of mind I'd like to see and make sure nothing bad is going on. And because my DP keeps thinking its twins, I'd like to disprove him on that so he stops talking about it!

 

My nausea has not let up at all. I've gotten alot of my energy back though which is nice.  But everytime I eat, no matter what it is or how much I eat, I get super bloated and feel super full the rest of the day. Really hope that goes away soon.  I'm still in regular clothes but when the bloat starts coming on, all I want to do is get into my pajamas. But I can't because I'm at work :(

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