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April DDC ~ October ~ Chat

post #1 of 333
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Another month down! How is everyone doing?

 

 

12w3d here and anxiously waiting for my appt tomorrow about hypothroidism and then my regularly scheduled OB appt on Thursday. My overall nausea is pretty gone but I still puke in the evening occasionally. Last night was no exception. 

post #2 of 333

SOoooooo happy to be entering week 14!!!!!! I no longer need a nap along with 10 hours of sleep at night and can actually eat more than my 3 year old per sitting. :) Nausea only shows its ugly head when I let myself get too hungry or dont eat enough protein/fat. SO SO glad.

 

I am not, however, loving that my OB doesnt do the anatomy scan until 20 weeks. I am too much of a planner and would LOVE to get rid of all the stuff I have that I dont need.... This child will complete our family so we will be clearing out baby stuff as soon as possible!

post #3 of 333

I'm 10 weeks tomorrow and still not relaxing about things being ok. A friend is loaning me her doppler and that should arrive later this week. I hope it works. I'm just trying to stay busy and not think about things, but that's hard when I deal with pregnant women for a living :)

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I went to a pointless OB appt today (11weeks exactly). Though he did schedule me for another u/s in 2 days, he just wants to check up on things.  I'm not a huge u/s fan but lots of losses changes things.  I'm thinking that *maybe* if all looks well with the u/s, we might go ahead and announce to my parents, and then just let them spread the news.  I am obviously growing and it's very uncomfortable to try and hide it anymore.  But he wants me in for a start prenatal in a few weeks to which I do NOT want to do (since I don't plan on sticking with him...Lord-willing we will go unassisted again if my u/s's continue to look good), so I don't know...

I am weaning myself off of the progesterone supplements my OB put me on, too. I was never deficient but he was so sure it would make a difference for me (though he also blew off my thyroid stuff, which IS my problem). So I'm not worried about not being on it, but since he put me on such a high dose it always freaks me out to make the change. I'm a 13-14 week progesterone person...yeah, placenta starts taking over around 9ish weeks, but IMO stopping any closer than that can be risky, so I'm cutting my doses in half and will go until about week 13. So ready to be done with it though. I did stop my Welcome Womb a couple weeks ago.

As for non-pg stuff...still just getting the farm ready for fall/winter, working on homeschool with my girls, and I'm editing my SIL's engagement photo's today, so that will be fun!

post #5 of 333

Oh and at my appointment I had to tell them how and where to use the doppler, because 11 weeks is "very early" to pick up a HB for most women.  I was like, "Just put it right on top, point it to the right" and immediately, HB.  I didn't mention that I found it at 9 weeks. LOL

post #6 of 333

NT scan today...nervous.

 

Not sure if I'm 11 or 12 weeks.. hoping to get some more answers today. I've been feeling better for 2 weeks so I wonder if I'm even further along.

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Wow.. talk about moving along.. my level2 ultrasound is now scheduled! And it's November 12. Strange to think in just over a month I'll already know if it's a boy or girl!  My 5 year old is telling EVERYONE that he's having a sister.  I really hope he gets his way or we'll have a lot of explaining to do!

post #8 of 333
I'm 14 weeks today and ordered my Doppler on sat night. So u should have it in a few days. I don't have another doc appt til the 17th... I'm so nervous still, I'm hoping after the 16 week appt I'll be able to relax a little bit. As far as symptoms... I have a little more energy, still not sleeping well but better than a few weeks ago! Boobs weren't hurting at all but are feeling tingly again. Nausea still comes and goes but no throwing up smile.gif my doc office doesn't do an anatomy scan until 20 weeks, however because f the scare we had at 11wks... They will be doing another scan at 16 wks to check on my cervix, so I'm hoping we can get a good gender guess smile.gif
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Hi Everyone, I haven't posted much here at all. With 4 previous losses it's taken me awhile to really feel safe. I still don't feel safe, but I do feel slightly more confident. I had an u/s at 10 weeks 4 days that showed a wiggly little baby right on track. I was also able to get heart tones on my doppler last night. So here's to hoping this one sticks. I don't want to be totally out of the loop with my ddc so figured I'd better hurry and jump in. It's just been a mental thing for me I think. I've had to bow out of too  many ddc's. Didn't wanna have to do that again, ya know?

post #10 of 333
12 weeks 4 days here. Two real complaints: I am sooooo tired, and my face is breaking out like a teenager's. Ugh.

Other than that, homeschool, swim team, swim lessons, dance and piano plus all the daily cooking and cleaning...whew.

It's pretty chilly here now (we got snow over the weekend) and I'm loving sitting outside in the hot tub, reading in the warm water and cool air. My 8yo was born in that hot tub, in October of 2003. smile.gif. We were debating about not even filling it this year because it costs about a dollar a day to heat, but my sweet husband told me he knows how much I like water when I'm pregnant. joy.gif. (we haul our own water for our house, therefore we don't have a bathtub, just a tiny stand up shower for the whole crew to take turns with).

Love, p
post #11 of 333
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Originally Posted by AmBam View PostIt's just been a mental thing for me I think. I've had to bow out of too  many ddc's. Didn't wanna have to do that again, ya know?

 

Totally understand. Hope this is it for you, mama!

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Spruce, I'm with ya. 12 weeks on Thursday, and breaking out at the jawline, and exhausted here, too. At least the aversion to my favorite pre-preg. snack (popcorn) is getting better!

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I've started breaking out, too!  And it's awful because my skin always dries out at this time of year (as the seasons change) anyway.

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I've started breaking out, too!  And it's awful because my skin always dries out at this time of year (as the seasons change) anyway.

I always have acne, but it's sooo much worse now. Like, if I wash my face and forget to lather the extra strength benzoyl peroxide, I have 4 new zits by lunchtime.  With both my boys, my acne disappeared during pregnancy, and all I needed was a plain bar of soap, no fancy treatments.  I hope the bad face means a girl, as the old wives tale goes.

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Going in for my second appointment, first after the big one with the u/s, exam, bloodwork etc. I think they'll just have me pee, check the heartbeat, basics like that, right?

I'm banking on no internal exam or bloodwork. I hope!

 

My next appointments after that are at 15.5 and 24 weeks. I want to have the next growth u/s and simultaneously learn if the baby is a boy or girl. The ideal time is kinda right in the middle of those two appointments. I wonder if they'll try early at 15.5 or schedule an additional appointment a few weeks on for that u/s. Anyone been in a similar boat?

 

Also, is about 12 weeks when pants are uncomfortable and you're not sure but maybe you're showing when it's your first baby?

post #16 of 333
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I haven't been noticing an increase in breakouts but I can say that I can't wash my face with anything other than the hot water of the shower. If I use ANYTHING else I break out without fail. My face reacts to just about anything on it actually. So I wind up being a plain jane over here most of the time with the exception of some minimal eye makeup since my eyelashes are blonde.

 

 

My irritability levels are on full blast today and I cannot wait for bed time!

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Originally Posted by 1babysmom View Post

I've started breaking out, too!  And it's awful because my skin always dries out at this time of year (as the seasons change) anyway.

Mine too! Mine are occurring all around my mouth: on my chin, my upper lip, the corner of my mouth, under my nose. I look like I have some kind of disease with my picking problem... And makeup only makes it look worse! 

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Lots of acne here, too! I have 2 deep pimples that really hurt and I can't pop them, because they're so deep, not to mention the other regular ones. I had a funny example of pregnancy brain today. The "service engine soon" light came on while I was driving my daughter to school this morning. I was really concerned, cuz my daughter's first field trip is next week, and I want to drive so I can go along. We took it to some auto parts store and they hooked up their magic code reader, and it said it was something to do with the fuel line or something. My brilliant husband checked the gas cap and apparently I put it in the hole, but forgot to screw it in the last time I filled up! I was SO glad it was a free, easy fix. Something must have distracted me right when I was about to screw it in! lol

 

I'm feeling quite a bit of movement at 13w3d. I didn't feel any with my daughter until 18 weeks, and it's awesome to feel it so soon this time. I have an ultrasound Wed. morning for dating, but I think I'm super close to where my lmp would put me. It'll be great to see the baby, anyway.

 

I've been irritable, too. Mostly with my husband. It's too easy to notice all the little things that can be SO obnoxious when I'm hormonal. I swear I don't even notice them when I'm not hormonal. I'm trying to bite my tongue and not show that I'm irritated by every little thing. I don't want to give him a complex. He could try to complain just a tiny bit less, though :-) I'm not complaining, so why should he? Oh that's right, he's a man! haha

 

Insomnia has been brutal the last few nights, so I took extra magnesium a while ago and I'm going to bed early tonight. I've also had really bad dreams. Bizarre and scary. I'm tempted to try to figure out how to seriously change that. I can handle the insomnia but the scary dreams just suck! I'd like to get restful sleep when I'm actually asleep. Any ideas on how to have better, or no dreams?

post #19 of 333

Whee, it's October!  I am finally feeling so much better.  DD asked to go on a ride on my back today, and I was feeling well enough to oblige.  It was so sweet and lovey; reminded me of walking with her when she was an infant.  I have to do this a bunch before I have the baby.  We saw tree cutters and she wanted to stay and watch "until they drive away".   Then this evening I went for a walk by myself, met with some moms, got to hear about the joys of preadolescence (they totally scared the crap outta me), and knitted.  I also did two loads of dishes, and had dinner ready (red beans and rice) when my sweetie got home.  Maybe by next week we will be back to having sit down family dinners.  

 

After my walk I ate potato chips and vienna sausages.  NOT healthy but oh so delicious after days and days of rice and beans.

 

All in all, it was a great day.

post #20 of 333
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Originally Posted by MommyRuth View Post


Insomnia has been brutal the last few nights, so I took extra magnesium a while ago and I'm going to bed early tonight. I've also had really bad dreams. Bizarre and scary. I'm tempted to try to figure out how to seriously change that. I can handle the insomnia but the scary dreams just suck! I'd like to get restful sleep when I'm actually asleep. Any ideas on how to have better, or no dreams?

 

I almost feel WORSE when I take my cal/mag or just the mag.  Like, just restless and oversensitive to every little thing (my shirt is twisted, my legs ache, my hair won't lay right to where it doesn't bother me, I can't get comfortable...etc) I am looking into that.  But as for dreams, they are hit or miss with me, but I ALWAYS hate pregnancy dreams.  Way too vivid and lots of nightmares.

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