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post #121 of 333
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Originally Posted by 1babysmom View Post

I've been feeling them since about 6/7 weeks.  I tend to be one to feel them very early but I've felt them a LOT this time around.

Thank you to everyone who responded to my question! I feel much more relaxed about them now...it has been quite a while since i was pregnant last and it seems I keep remembering stuff that had slipped my mind. smile.gif

Love, p
post #122 of 333

Had my first appointment today. We heard a nice strong heart beat and at at 15 weeks I'm "measure large" by one week. I know that's normal at this stage and we technically don't know when we conceived since we are going by the due date that I made up based on signs of ovulation and a positive pregnancy test (which the midwife knows).  The midwife made note of it and said we will "need to keep an eye on it". I'm thinking that she was making a big deal of it as a joke since DH was in the background making his desire for twins known eyesroll.gif  The fundus was just a pinch below my belly button so maybe location was part of it too? Either way, it sounds like a healthy baby so far!  It was my oldest daughter's birthday so I'm glad she got a good "birthday gift".

post #123 of 333
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Originally Posted by camprunner View Post

Had my first appointment today. We heard a nice strong heart beat and at at 15 weeks I'm "measure large" by one week. I know that's normal at this stage and we technically don't know when we conceived since we are going by the due date that I made up based on signs of ovulation and a positive pregnancy test (which the midwife knows).  The midwife made note of it and said we will "need to keep an eye on it". I'm thinking that she was making a big deal of it as a joke since DH was in the background making his desire for twins known eyesroll.gif   The fundus was just a pinch below my belly button so maybe location was part of it too? Either way, it sounds like a healthy baby so far!  It was my oldest daughter's birthday so I'm glad she got a good "birthday gift".

Your husband and his wish for twins crack me up. smile.gif And what a sweet birthday gift for your daughter!

Love, p
post #124 of 333

Camprunner, that's awesome!! So glad you had such an awesome day. :) 

 

I also have awesome news! I decided that since my bladder was full, I would try for just a few minutes to see if I could find baby's heartbeat. I did after searching for about two minutes! I was so ecstatic! There is no greater sound! 

post #125 of 333
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Originally Posted by bambihelton View Post

Camprunner, that's awesome!! So glad you had such an awesome day. smile.gif 

I also have awesome news! I decided that since my bladder was full, I would try for just a few minutes to see if I could find baby's heartbeat. I did after searching for about two minutes! I was so ecstatic! There is no greater sound! 

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post #126 of 333

I am 12 weeks tomorrow and still feeling sick. I was feeling better for a little while, but everything came back. And I get soooo bloated no matter what I eat or how much. I look 20 weeks pregnant by lunch! All my belly is up high, nothing in my lower abdomen, which kind of worries me. I feel I'm stressing so much more this pregnancy than my other two. I don't know why. 

 

I switched midwives as I found out the one is getting an office much closer to my house and will start offering waterbirths at the hospital much closer as of Dec 2012. I was going an hour for appts and was worried about driving an hour when in labor. Now it should only be about 1/2 an hour and much closer for my family & kids to come visit when the baby is born. My first pre-natal appt will be Tuesday,so I'm really looking forward to hearing the heartbeat.

 

TMI but I am experience a major increase in CM. Its so bad that I feel wet all day and get chaffed pretty badly if I don't change my underwear or pants at least once a day. I think I may have to start wearing panty liners. Plus, it seems I did not get away from the recurring yeast problems I had with my previous pregnancy. I hate it, no matter what I try it does not go away. And if I can get it to go away, it comes back within the week.

 

My Dad is still giving me a hard time about the baby. Yesterday he asked "why do you want to be pregnant" and "do you think you can handle 3 kids?" First off, whether I want to be pregnant or not is not the point, I am so I'm dealing with it positively and am actually excited. And secondly I don't know if I can handle 3 kids but I guess I"m gonna have to try cuz I've got one coming! He is just sooo negative about this and I don't understand. I am not young, I'm 30 (although not old by any means :) I have a college degree, I am married, and I already have 2 other kids. He had 4 kids - I don't know why he's giving me such a hard time. And I know its making my DH quite mad. I hope a fight doesn't ensue between them.

post #127 of 333

HUGS Greenlea. What a pain to have to put up with such a negative nelly. blah! 

 

CONGRATS Bambi on finding the heartbeat!!!!

My midwife appt was rescheduled for today at 430pm. She didn't get home until about 7 this morning give or take....the birth took all yesterday and last night....whew.

Not much else to update on.

post #128 of 333

Greenlea, I have to wear a panty liner every day too and have been pretty much the entire pregnancy. I wear the kotex ones that are a little bit thinker then a regular liner but not as thick as a pad because I've been sneezing a lot lately and that... can be an issue lol. Anyway, just wanted to let you know that you're not alone.

post #129 of 333
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I'm glad I'm not the only one needing panty liners. I've noticed an increased in discharge in addition to my sneezing accidents.

 

As far as BH, I honestly don't remember ever noticing them with DD but that's not to say I never had them. I haven't noticed anything this time around yet and wonder if I will. Is it unusual for people to not feel them?

 

Greenlea - I'm sorry your dad is carrying on about this. That's got to be hard. I hope he eases up soon.

post #130 of 333
Tiffany, it's totally normal not to feel B/H ctx, especially this early on. Since I've had so many pregnancies, they tend to start very early. They aren't painful, just a tightening feeling.
post #131 of 333

Is anyone else's nose driving them crazy? At home all I can smell is the litter box, even though its constantly cleaned out.  I walk outside and smell dog poo even if its possibly 3 doors down!  At work I constantly smell rotting garbage and cigarette smoke. The other day all I could smell was syrup! Its driving me nuts! I'm beginning to think I'm the one that actually smells LOL!

post #132 of 333
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Originally Posted by Greenlea View Post

Is anyone else's nose driving them crazy? At home all I can smell is the litter box, even though its constantly cleaned out.  I walk outside and smell dog poo even if its possibly 3 doors down!  At work I constantly smell rotting garbage and cigarette smoke. The other day all I could smell was syrup! Its driving me nuts! I'm beginning to think I'm the one that actually smells LOL!


 

LOL!!!!  I've just been telling DH over the last few days that odors of all kinds keep "assaulting" my poor nose!  It's definitely become CRAZY obvious this past week.

 

And I can't drink our tap water either (we're on a well and have really good water out here) because as soon as I swallow it tastes like garlic!!   I remember going through this for a short time with another pregnancy too.  I've tried chilling it and filtering it more and it doesn't make a difference.  I'm normally not a bottled water fan, but we had several packs of Smart Water from when it was cheap at Costco so I've been depleting that supply for now.

post #133 of 333
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Originally Posted by Greenlea View Post
I switched midwives as I found out the one is getting an office much closer to my house and will start offering waterbirths at the hospital much closer as of Dec 2012. I was going an hour for appts and was worried about driving an hour when in labor. Now it should only be about 1/2 an hour and much closer for my family & kids to come visit when the baby is born. My first pre-natal appt will be Tuesday,so I'm really looking forward to hearing the heartbeat.

 

 

Congrats!  I know what midwives you're talking about (from the find your tribe forum)- they haven't returned my call yet, which I'm bummed about, but on the other hand relieved because I love my current midwife and it would be a tough decision to leave her.  I'll be going to Hinsdale which is renovated with alot more whirlpool tubs, but you still have to get out before the baby comes...

Let me know how your appointment with them goes!

Sorry to hear that your dad hasn't let it go yet.  You had perfect responses to him though.  As I'm carrying a whoops baby, that's exactly what I would say. What's done is done, but let's make the most of it!

post #134 of 333
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Originally Posted by Greenlea View Post

Is anyone else's nose driving them crazy? At home all I can smell is the litter box, even though its constantly cleaned out.  I walk outside and smell dog poo even if its possibly 3 doors down!  At work I constantly smell rotting garbage and cigarette smoke. The other day all I could smell was syrup! Its driving me nuts! I'm beginning to think I'm the one that actually smells LOL!


Yes!!! I just wish all the smells were pleasant, like cookies baking or something, but they're always nasty smells! Not the least of which, gas coming from...me! The past 2 days have been ridiculous! Good thing my husband thinks its hilarious! (I have to be honest, I do, too.) The smell is awful, though.

post #135 of 333
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Originally Posted by MommyRuth View Post


Yes!!! I just wish all the smells were pleasant, like cookies baking or something, but they're always nasty smells! Not the least of which, gas coming from...me! The past 2 days have been ridiculous! Good thing my husband thinks its hilarious! (I have to be honest, I do, too.) The smell is awful, though.

Oh man, I'm gassy too.  Luckily, it ALWAYS happens when my boys are around (when are they not around me?) and they're still at the age where I can just blame it on them if anyone asks.... whistling.gif

post #136 of 333

Martha, how did your appointment go? 

You can count me into ALL of these symptoms. I have the worst gas.... but I did before I got pregnant so I'm not sure how much of that comes from a bun in the oven. I sneeze constantly because of how sensitive my nose is. All the smells around me are so overpowering. And I have been wearing panty liners since week 7! 

post #137 of 333

So I can tell it's the 2nd trimester. Per the books, my food appetite is back, and other appetites as well. I waited awake from like 7:15 till 8:00 when my husband finally woke up, in hopes of a little tumble. blush.gif Sadly, his cold had him feeling less than fabulous and it was a no-go, as much as he wanted to. I figure we'll try again later. Man that was a sparse patch the past 2 months. Looking forward to being back to biz as usual for at least a few months. 

 

Anyone else's libido back on track, or anyone experiencing prolonged disinterest?

It's weird how the things they say are sometimes so true, based on trimester.

post #138 of 333

Thanks for asking bambi...My appt...went...lol...She did all the first appt stuff...tons of q's about my past births and such....then she listened for the heartbeat....didn't hear one...I hate this stage...rarely can you hear a HB and you can't just poke until you feel a kick...argh....being patient is not a skill I possess lol....Anyway...she wasn't worried..said she heard a swish of movement and my placenta sounded good....she didn't mention my uterus being big...I still think it's larger than it normally is at this stage but I"ll wait I guess to see if it keeps being larger or if it levels out...if it keeps being larger I may have to go in for an ultrasound sooner than 20 weeks. LOL....My sweet dh said I could get one sooner if it would make me happier but I said no for now. We'll see how it goes...I was just really hoping to hear the heart....oh well...I'm trying to be content that my midwife is content with how things are. :)

post #139 of 333
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Can I just whine for a moment? I may not have all day nausea anymore but I cannot help but gag when I'm helping to wipe my 2 year old daughter after a bowel movement. DH is on his annual family hunting trip until late next week so I'm on full time duty for the little one. Just now I nearly lost my lunch after her going and it never affected me prior to becoming pregnant. Even the smell of her pee is getting to me but since she is potty trained I just have her wipe herself. The poop she's not so good at wiping yet so I'm still on the job. This sucks so much... 

 

 

Also, I've been taking synthroid for a week or two (?) now and I haven't gained or lost any weight. I haven't really been that good with my habits lately either so I at least expected a small gain. One thing I have noticed is that I can totally wear my regular jeans right now and in fact they are almost too big. Just a few weeks ago they were so tight I felt like gagging if I buttoned them and now they are falling off my behind. I dunno if I just lost the bloat or more than that. I plan to tighten the reigns on my eating when DH returns and really see what I can do with this condition.

 

I hope you are all well!

post #140 of 333

I had an appointment with my midwife on Wed. It went well. We tried to listen for a heart beat with the fetoscope just in case we could hear baby, since I've been able to feel movement. Neither of us expected to actually hear it and we didn't, but I plan to order my own soon. I don't expect to hear the heartbeat until at least 18 weeks. I'm only 14 1/2. Have chosen not to use doppler except during labor, unless there is a reason to. Also haven't had an ultrasound so I haven't seen my little seed or their heart yet. Hope to go the whole way without an ultrasound this time. I have had some misgivings but am also excited about the experience of doing things "old school" since I never felt I had complete freedom of option before.

 

My midwife did mentioned that my uterus had done some great growing between this appointment and my last one, but also said I was right where I should be for 14 weeks. That combined with the way the movement feels, I'm going to assume there is only one little seed in there.

 

I have had a little bit of nausea still, but seem to be mostly past it and have certainly gained my appetite and sweet tooth back. Won't be surprised if my weight starts gaining too! haha I can still wear my regular pants, though they are getting a little tighter. I can tell I'm showing now though, because of the way my belly pokes out. Not many others seem to notice though.

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