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post #21 of 333
Hi, MaineCoastMama. Are you seeing an ob or a midwife? I would think only a quick talk and (if you want) a check of the hb. Some places do the urine sticks all the way through pregnancy, and others don't. Remember, it's your right and your duty to forego any tests or interventions you don't want or understand.

I had bloodwork done at my first MW appt, which usually I opt out of...obviously I was a having major mommy brain, because i got the bill today...$700 for Rh, blood type, rubella titer, hep b titer, etc. so cursing myself for running into that bill. greensad.gif.

As for showing At 12 weeks, YES, it's possible to show now, and it is also possible not to show for a long time, as well. Being on my sixth pregnancy, I look huge already. smile.gif

Love, p
post #22 of 333

I want to mention something regarding the red, irritated, broken out faces.  Someone, and I wish I could remember who, suggested Epsom Salt for washing/rinsing your face.  My skin was getting broken out and really rough and red to the point where even water was beginning to hurt.  I started 'washing' with Epsom salt and had relief after the first time.  After about 2 days my skin was well on its way to clearing.  Most of the time, I don't even need a moisturizer.  Maybe this will work for someone else out there. 

post #23 of 333

I would take my breakouts over my night any day!! I'm hoping I won't have another one of these anytime soon. I have had heartburn all night long with no relief whatsoever. I slept a total of 15 minutes... My whole night was a nightmare. 

Honestly, I'm not even sure it's heartburn. I am calling the doctor as soon as they open. My SHOULDERS hurt... along with pressure in my chest off and on and just plain discomfort. Luckily, DH was a good sport and stayed up most of the night with me. :) 

post #24 of 333

Hi Spruce:) Thanks for answering my questions!

 

I am seeing a combination. My primary is a midwife, but because she is in a practice in a hospital with 5 midwives and two OBs I have to rotate through all of them, in case she is not "on" when I deliver:) I had all the bloodwork and u/s last time, so this will probably be pretty quick. I do want to hear the heartbeat, though!

post #25 of 333

I was feeling really good over the weekend and even last night and now this morning I can barely keep my eyes open. sleeping.gifSometimes I just can't get enough sleep.

 

This last weekend I went to a couple Goodwill type stores  and bought some maternity shirts and one pair of pants. I'm going to struggle with maternity pants this time around. I'm 6 feet tall and plus size this time around (size 20-22). Do you know how hard it is to find TALL & PLUS size pants? I can find one or the other but both is tough without spending $60-$100. I found a lady on Etsy who will modify your own pants for $20 so I may do that. Anyone have any other advice?

 

The clothing they have seems to be much cuter than what I wore with my previous pregnancies. I like the shirts with the elastic down the sides that hug the belly instead of lets it drape like a blanket.

post #26 of 333

13 weeks today! So excited. My ms let up some but I've been sick with a cold or something for the past week and a half. I'm so over it!! My boys are sick too and so I haven't been getting the sleep I need for my body to heal quickly. :( I haven't had much of an appetite yet, so I haven't really gained anything yet. Don't know if I'm really showing either since I looked a little pg before I got pg anyway.

 

I'm also breaking out along around the corners of my mouth. I saw a face map somewhere recently that showed how the location of your pimples could be a sign of something going on in another part of your body. Around your mouth was hormonal changes. I thought that was interesting.

 

The other day I over did it helping dh move hay bales around to prepare for winter. We have sheep, and some turkeys and chickens.

 

Homeschooling is going ok. Since I've been sick with ms and now this cold we haven't done all that I've wanted to so far. As soon as this yuck lets up, though, we are going to go to an orchard and get apples and cider and come home and bake like crazy! :D Can't wait for pumpkin picking too. I love fall. My oldest is asking to go to public school next semester. It is a discussion on the table, but honestly I really don't want to send her for so many reasons. But I want to do what is best for her so we will see. She may change her mind once we really get to start doing stuff again. On the plus side my ds may be done with speech therapy at the end of the month! Which totally thrills me! :)
 

post #27 of 333

I am 10 weeks 3 days today. My nausea has not let up at all and I constantly feel bloated. I have quite a bit of cramping too. I called my midwife to try to schedule an U/S with my 1st appt next week but the receptionist lady said they don't usually do an U/S until 20 weeks but I could talk to a nurse about my cramping. Um no, I haven't had an U/S yet and I actually want one to make sure everythings okay. So now I have to go to my appt next week only to schedule another appt for an U/S most likely. My midwife is an hour away from me, I work 4 days a week, and she is not open on my days off. Grrrr. I can't bring my kids with me because my son has school and I'm not driving into the city during rush hour after school.  I also can't take another day off because if I don't get my 30 hrs in I lose my insurance, and they have us take off the week between xmas & new years but we have to use our own vacation time if we want to get paid.  Sorry, just a rant.

 

We still haven't told our family yet. I'm worried because we really don't know where we will be living and we wanted to have a plan of moving out before telling anyone.  And I want to tell my kids first, but feel like its too early to tell them in case something does happen before the magical 12 weeks.

 

I don't have any breakouts, just bad mood swings and nausea still. If any of you are nursing, you can put some breastmilk on your breakouts and it will really help. I did get two cold sores from the hormonal changes though and a constant yeast infection which is not fun at all.

post #28 of 333
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Originally Posted by bambihelton View Post

I would take my breakouts over my night any day!! I'm hoping I won't have another one of these anytime soon. I have had heartburn all night long with no relief whatsoever. I slept a total of 15 minutes... My whole night was a nightmare. 

Honestly, I'm not even sure it's heartburn. I am calling the doctor as soon as they open. My SHOULDERS hurt... along with pressure in my chest off and on and just plain discomfort. Luckily, DH was a good sport and stayed up most of the night with me. :) 

 

I have always had killer heartburn with my pregnancies until I discovered d-limonene a couple years ago.  It's basically the oil from citrus peel, and it works WITH the acid in your stomach rather than suppressing it (so that you don't end up dealing with an OVER production on top of the already existing acid troubles!).  Before, with previous pregnancies, I was taking a Pepcid Complete per FIL's recommendation (he said it works better than prescriptions for a lot of people) at least once a day.  Now that I know more about antacids (and I firmly believe they contributed to my horrible candida issues for years, also meaning thrush for months and months and months), I try to stick with the d-limonene, and it actually works out great because I only have to take one every other day for a few days to a  week and it lasts me about a month or two before I need to start taking them again!

post #29 of 333

Oh another thing I am getting...with my previous pregnancies, I always ended up getting this weird rash around my mouth...like, if I could grow facial hair like a man, it would be a perfect match to that area.  BOO.  It's like just red and blotchy and JUST around my mouth, and certain things I eat trigger it (and I don't use fluoride toothpaste ever because I found out I have a sensitivity to it...don't like fluoride anyway so not a big deal- but when I WOULD use it in the past I'd always get it, even not pg!).  It's not like eczema, or dry skin, or anything really identifiable.  And I can't even pinpoint what triggers it!  It's so strange.  And it sort of takes a couple days to fade, so it's really frustrating.

post #30 of 333
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Originally Posted by bambihelton View Post

I would take my breakouts over my night any day!! I'm hoping I won't have another one of these anytime soon. I have had heartburn all night long with no relief whatsoever. I slept a total of 15 minutes... My whole night was a nightmare. 


Honestly, I'm not even sure it's heartburn. I am calling the doctor as soon as they open. My SHOULDERS hurt... along with pressure in my chest off and on and just plain discomfort. Luckily, DH was a good sport and stayed up most of the night with me. smile.gif 

Hopefully by now you've seen someone and you have some answers. hug.gif: I had awful heart burn with my first son, and I have a heart issue as well, so I totally understand the pain in your shoulders feeling. Just a quick note that, in my own situation, that sort of pain can come from serious anxiety and from forgetting to eat. If I'm pregnant and I miss meals or don't snack, I get horrible pains all through my upper chest.

I hope you're in the middle of a relaxing nap right now!

Love, p
post #31 of 333
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Originally Posted by spruce View Post


Hopefully by now you've seen someone and you have some answers. hug.gif: I had awful heart burn with my first son, and I have a heart issue as well, so I totally understand the pain in your shoulders feeling. Just a quick note that, in my own situation, that sort of pain can come from serious anxiety and from forgetting to eat. If I'm pregnant and I miss meals or don't snack, I get horrible pains all through my upper chest.
I hope you're in the middle of a relaxing nap right now!
Love, p

 

Ditto that!  I get pain in my shoulder/chest (when I haven't eaten in a while.  It's like a warm, burning sensation and it is so irritating!

post #32 of 333

13 weeks 5 days.  A little bummed because my midwife had to cancel our appointment for tomorrow. I originally hadn't wanted one until next week anyway so I should be fine with it.  Just anxious to hear the heartbeat already undefined .  She was very helpful out my little reflux problem I've been having (had a cough for a month and just now figured it out :) ).

 

Also a little bummed for having to back out of the triathlon I was scheduled to do this weekend but I feel since I'm still fatigued and haven't trained as much due to the fatigue and cough that it is best for the baby and I. 

 

There are good things too...just hard to put them into words right now.

post #33 of 333
Thanks guys!

I went to my OB this morning for this issue along with some sharp round ligament pain that had been worrying me a little bit since I have a large cyst on my right ovary. I've only been having this SHARP round ligament pain on that side and my doctor just said its because that side of my uterus is cramped and the cyst will dissolve with pregnancy.

As far as the heartburn goes, he suggested that I take Prevacid every day to avoid it. He said that I may have minimal gallbladder issues outside of pregnancy and my pregnancy has just put it into full swing, but not too much can be done other than that. Ugh. I'm skeptical about taking that each day.

On top of that, my next visit was scheduled for next Monday. Because I was there today, he said I was fine to not come in next week. I'm okay with that. I'm just really aggitated that they didn't even try to listen to the fetal heartbeat or anything. I was so aggravated by the time we were ready to leave, I had just decided that I will buy my own darn heart rate Doppler online and not have to worry about it. My last appointment was at 7 weeks 3 days. Today I'm 10 weeks 4 days and they don't have me scheduled again until 15 weeks. I'm fine with not going too often, but they could have checked. With a previous miscarriage, it would have put my mind at ease.
post #34 of 333

All the bloodwork is good and I got to hear my little one's 12 week old heartbeat:) Possibly the best sound  I've heard in my life, so far. 

 

My midwife thanked me for noticing the gap in my appointments and i'm scheduled for an anomaly/gender u/s on Nov. 19. Can't wait!

post #35 of 333
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Originally Posted by bambihelton View Post

Thanks guys!
I went to my OB this morning for this issue along with some sharp round ligament pain that had been worrying me a little bit since I have a large cyst on my right ovary. I've only been having this SHARP round ligament pain on that side and my doctor just said its because that side of my uterus is cramped and the cyst will dissolve with pregnancy.
As far as the heartburn goes, he suggested that I take Prevacid every day to avoid it. He said that I may have minimal gallbladder issues outside of pregnancy and my pregnancy has just put it into full swing, but not too much can be done other than that. Ugh. I'm skeptical about taking that each day.
On top of that, my next visit was scheduled for next Monday. Because I was there today, he said I was fine to not come in next week. I'm okay with that. I'm just really aggitated that they didn't even try to listen to the fetal heartbeat or anything. I was so aggravated by the time we were ready to leave, I had just decided that I will buy my own darn heart rate Doppler online and not have to worry about it. My last appointment was at 7 weeks 3 days. Today I'm 10 weeks 4 days and they don't have me scheduled again until 15 weeks. I'm fine with not going too often, but they could have checked. With a previous miscarriage, it would have put my mind at ease.

That sounds very uncaring on their part. greensad.gif. I'm sorry they didn't take your needs seriously. Are you happy with this practice otherwise? That's such a big thing for them to ignore...it sends up red flags for me.

As far as meds go, I think 1babysmom has the right idea...try the d-limo nene (sp) and then hit the Prevacid. Fwiw, I chewed so many tums when pregnant with my 11yo, we joked he was going to e born with a carapace. (he wasn't). lol.gif:

Love, p
post #36 of 333
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Originally Posted by spruce View Post

That sounds very uncaring on their part. greensad.gif. I'm sorry they didn't take your needs seriously. Are you happy with this practice otherwise? That's such a big thing for them to ignore...it sends up red flags for me.
As far as meds go, I think 1babysmom has the right idea...try the d-limo nene (sp) and then hit the Prevacid. Fwiw, I chewed so many tums when pregnant with my 11yo, we joked he was going to e born with a carapace. (he wasn't). lol.gif:
Love, p


Yes, I absolutely love the practice. Well, I love my doctor. He is very caring and personable and is always willing to have me come in with even the simplest concerns. It is frustrating, though, that they just assume everything is okay and don't fully check it out.

Thanks. I think I'm going to try to find some today.

My DH has been making jokes about me eating Tums as if they were candy, too! Haha!
post #37 of 333
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I was feeling really good over the weekend and even last night and now this morning I can barely keep my eyes open. sleeping.gifSometimes I just can't get enough sleep.

 

This last weekend I went to a couple Goodwill type stores  and bought some maternity shirts and one pair of pants. I'm going to struggle with maternity pants this time around. I'm 6 feet tall and plus size this time around (size 20-22). Do you know how hard it is to find TALL & PLUS size pants? I can find one or the other but both is tough without spending $60-$100. I found a lady on Etsy who will modify your own pants for $20 so I may do that. Anyone have any other advice?

 

The clothing they have seems to be much cuter than what I wore with my previous pregnancies. I like the shirts with the elastic down the sides that hug the belly instead of lets it drape like a blanket.

 

I have that same problem, even when I'm *not* pregnant. I always joke you can be tall and skinny, or short and fat, but you're in trouble if you're tall and fat. Everyone reassures me there are clothes out there that would fit, but... I have yet to find them. I'm about your size, too. I've just been buying a size up from my usual in sweat pants and over-sized hoodies with my regular t-shirts. I'm hoping to go out this weekend and look for some maternity clothes, so I don't look like I forgot to get dressed, but your post made me remember that I'm going to probably have an even harder time with that than with trying to find non-maternity clothes. orngtongue.gif I saw some of those shirts at Target yesterday (I stand corrected, Target *does* carry maternity clothes here, just such a small selection I couldn't tell without actively *trying* to find it), and I think I'm going to get some. They're so cute!

 

I joked with DF that we should buy stock in Tums when I was pregnant with DD, and I'm starting to think this pregnancy will be the same way.

post #38 of 333

Lots of chatter this month :)

 

Kara9080 and bmcneal: I don't have the maternity clothes problem as much (although I am a "modest mama" and that can be a challenge when it comes to maternity clothes), but I have an odd bra size that makes finding a good bra really hard... and when the "ladies" aren't happy, I'm miserable. I'm small framed and my chest is big and it's so frustrating trying to find a bra that's supportive and comfortable. Bravado makes that sports bra-type bra (the Original) and that's the best thing I have found. But who wants to wear a sports bra all the time irked.gif

 

bambi: Sorry about the cyst and the heartburn! Did they say anything about your shoulder pain? When I was pg with my first I had this horrible, stabbing pain just below my right rib. It lasted from 16 weeks til I delivered and it was terrible. I haven't had the problem with any other pregnancies, thank goodness! I've had other aches and pains, but those are intermittent... that rib pain was constant!

 

missnikki: I hear ya on wanting to do all the fall stuff! I am just now starting to really feel better, and I can't wait to clean up the house and decorate a bit and bake all the yummy apple crisps and pumpkin breads. Fall is my favorite time of year. I hope you're able to convince your DD to keep homeschooling. I know everyone has their own thoughts on schooling, but I can understand the reasons for not wanting to send her off. My DH is a public school teacher at a high school and middle school and he tells me the stuff that goes on and it's so sad :( These kids have so much on their plate in every way. This is actually our first year of homeschooling. It's just kindergarten, so no real big deal.

 

d-limonene... I tried that with my last pregnancy and it worked pretty well. It weirded me out that it made me burp and it tasted like citrus...haha. Seeing as the heartburn has already started this time, I will probably be picking some up. I hate TUMS... they make me gag.

post #39 of 333
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I have that same problem, even when I'm *not* pregnant. I always joke you can be tall and skinny, or short and fat, but you're in trouble if you're tall and fat. Everyone reassures me there are clothes out there that would fit, but... I have yet to find them. I'm about your size, too. I've just been buying a size up from my usual in sweat pants and over-sized hoodies with my regular t-shirts. I'm hoping to go out this weekend and look for some maternity clothes, so I don't look like I forgot to get dressed, but your post made me remember that I'm going to probably have an even harder time with that than with trying to find non-maternity clothes. orngtongue.gif I saw some of those shirts at Target yesterday (I stand corrected, Target *does* carry maternity clothes here, just such a small selection I couldn't tell without actively *trying* to find it), and I think I'm going to get some. They're so cute!

 

I joked with DF that we should buy stock in Tums when I was pregnant with DD, and I'm starting to think this pregnancy will be the same way.

I was going to have this seller http://www.etsy.com/shop/BellyJeans?ref=seller_info alter 2 pair of my jeans BUT I read that "classic" jeans do NOT work. I wear "mom" jeans, not low-rise or skinny. Phooey! Stupid maternity clothes I've been trying on, the crotch hangs like 3-4" too low. irked.gif  I have several tanks from Target that I really like - wearing one today. They are loooong and cover my butt - yay! I plan on wearing them under non-maternity tops for a while. I bought 2 of these yesterday to try: http://www.ebay.com/itm/150421360232

post #40 of 333
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Originally Posted by cagnew View PostI know everyone has their own thoughts on schooling, but I can understand the reasons for not wanting to send her off. My DH is a public school teacher at a high school and middle school and he tells me the stuff that goes on and it's so sad :( These kids have so much on their plate in every way. This is actually our first year of homeschooling. It's just kindergarten, so no real big deal.

 

My DH is a public school teacher too (high school math), although he's not working right now.  But he was homeschooled (I was not), and we homeschool as well.  It brings a really thorough perspective to things!

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