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post #241 of 333
I'll be 16 weeks tomorrow. Had a midwife appt today, and my 6yo got to hear baby's hb, steady in the 140s. smile.gif

Got a lot of positive support for my feelings that an ultrasound is the wrong thing for this baby, and for me...so we won't be seeing anything of this baby until his or her birthday!

Took my youngest three shopping today and there was a little wishing pond...they each threw in a penny and wished for either a boy (my boys) or a girl (my 6yo daughter). lol.gif

My son's birthday is tomorrow...reminders of nine years ago when I was 9 days overdue and waiting very impatiently for him...and then we had a beautiful introduction as he was born outside in our hot tub, under the first snow of the year. treehugger.gif

Love, p
post #242 of 333

awwww...beautiful memory! :)

And I'm glad you and your midwife are on the same page about the ultrasound. :)

post #243 of 333

I thought I looked bigger this afternoon when I was getting dressed for work, but thought it was just me. But when I got to work, one of the girls mentioned that I'm really showing, and then I had a hard time getting through a certain area. One of the guys noticed, and he was like, "I saw that! It's not going to be much longer before you can't get through there at all!" And I realized he was right. :P I had my first experience of someone rubbing/touching my stomach, too. I can't say I was thrilled, and I can see why it would bother a person, especially if a lot of people do it, but... it wasn't horrible. As long as a lot of people don't start doing it. :P

 

Also, add me to the list of migranes. Yuck! It was so bad I was on the verge of getting sick. :(

post #244 of 333
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Also, add me to the list of migranes. Yuck! It was so bad I was on the verge of getting sick. greensad.gif

Me too! I had one that lasted from Thursday night til yesterday morning! It was so bad on sat. Night I had partial blindness in my right eye from it! So I went to the ER. Ugh. The only thing that finally worked yesterday was getting a script from my OB. I hate taking things while preg but i was in agony. And thankfully it worked quickly and I only needed to take 2. I seriously hope that doesn't happen again. Ugh. Hope u feel better too!!!
post #245 of 333

LOL...I'm showing quite a lot and I've had people ask if I know the sex of the baby yet....assuming I'm farther along. LOL...I just tell them that I show as soon as I have a BFP. (even though I suspect other reasons for my large appearance this time lol)...

Anyway. LOL about not fitting thru places. I about squished dh last night...I was reaching over him to put something on his bedside table and his back was bothering him....I squished him and then he was like OUCH...I said WHAT? He said you squished me and hurt my back lol....I said well I didn't think I'd do that I'm sorry...I was just reaching over you to put this away...He was like REALLY? lol...So I guess I stick out farther than I thought ha ha.

The weather has been SO much nicer here...so pleasant...I even opened up the windows all day and all night...I love a fresh breeze....weird for october around here...it's typically much cooler even if still mild for the season...so I'm LOVING this extra mild weather.

post #246 of 333
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I thought I looked bigger this afternoon when I was getting dressed for work, but thought it was just me. But when I got to work, one of the girls mentioned that I'm really showing, and then I had a hard time getting through a certain area. One of the guys noticed, and he was like, "I saw that! It's not going to be much longer before you can't get through there at all!" And I realized he was right. :P I had my first experience of someone rubbing/touching my stomach, too. I can't say I was thrilled, and I can see why it would bother a person, especially if a lot of people do it, but... it wasn't horrible. As long as a lot of people don't start doing it. :P

 

Also, add me to the list of migranes. Yuck! It was so bad I was on the verge of getting sick. :(


A couple mothers at my daughter's school today mentioned that I'm really showing. Last Friday a teacher at her school touched my belly. It was awkward. I think I gave her a funny look because she backed off right away. I've only spoken to her maybe 5 times briefly and I'm very sensitive about my personal space with people I don't know.

 

I had an appointment with my midwives today. Got to hear baby's heartbeat and my uterus is measuring right at 17 weeks, which is exactly where I'll be tomorrow. My heartburn has lightened up a TON! I'm feeling pretty good. Still napping most afternoons, but enjoying it very much.

 

I haven't had any migraines yet but I've had a headache for the last 3 days. It's from a sore spot in my neck. I saw my chiropractor Tuesday and I think something was aggravated, but my midwife said it's ok to take ibuprofin in the 2nd trimester, which I might do because tylenol isn't doing anything.

 

Oh! And most exciting for me today is that my husband felt baby move! I made some amazingly delicious chilli for dinner and I commented that the baby liked it because baby was jumping all around and he put his hand on my belly and felt it! It was super exciting :-)

post #247 of 333
It's nice to know I'm not the only one having headaches. Well, not nice that you all are having them too, but nice to see its normal. They aren't severe, but they're daily. I thought maybe I was dehydrated...but I'm still getting them after upping my h2O intake. I thought maybe it was because I got in the habit of eating a bunch of junky, processed foods while I was traveling...but I'm eating health again and still getting them. So I guess it's just another pregnancy symptom. Tylenol does help though, and so does pressing on my cheek bones; but that's not really a pratical treatment since it only helps while I'm applying pressure. As soon as I pull my hands away, it hurts again.

I can tell my belly is getting bigger, but there's still enough loose skin from DD's time in utero that it just looks flabby. greensad.gif I hate that, even after nearly four years, my stomach looks that way. Drives me nuts every time I see another mom in a bikini, or posting "after" pictures from weight loss and her stomach looks normal. I don't think I'll ever look normal again without a tummy tuck. Guess when you're short, and the only way for the belly to go is straight out, the skin gets stretched a lot more. :/
post #248 of 333
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It's nice to know I'm not the only one having headaches. Well, not nice that you all are having them too, but nice to see its normal. They aren't severe, but they're daily. I thought maybe I was dehydrated...but I'm still getting them after upping my h2O intake. I thought maybe it was because I got in the habit of eating a bunch of junky, processed foods while I was traveling...but I'm eating health again and still getting them. So I guess it's just another pregnancy symptom. Tylenol does help though, and so does pressing on my cheek bones; but that's not really a pratical treatment since it only helps while I'm applying pressure. As soon as I pull my hands away, it hurts again.
I can tell my belly is getting bigger, but there's still enough loose skin from DD's time in utero that it just looks flabby. greensad.gif I hate that, even after nearly four years, my stomach looks that way. Drives me nuts every time I see another mom in a bikini, or posting "after" pictures from weight loss and her stomach looks normal. I don't think I'll ever look normal again without a tummy tuck. Guess when you're short, and the only way for the belly to go is straight out, the skin gets stretched a lot more. :/

 

I have that issue too. And also something I've heard referred to a c-section cap or some such. But my stomach looks like a war zone, or a road map, or a albino zebra, or something, for how flabby/stretchmark-y it is. I still wear bikini, though, occasionally. If people don't like it, they don't have to look. But I'm insensitive that way. :P

post #249 of 333

I guess I am finally showing. One of my close friends told me, yesterday, that she saw my little belly before I threw my hoodie on over it. She was pretty excited to see it.

 

Today the kids and I have decided to have a fun Friday of pajama wearing, baking, and art. I'm pretty excited and hope it rains most/all of the day. I love baking on rainy days. We really needed a day focused on connecting and having fun together. This month has been kind of hectic and we've gotten off track on somethings. I need to sit down and map out next months lesson plans too and hope for a smoother month. DS is done with speech therapy next week!! Which opens up 2 afternoons a week. And my oldest is done with soccer, for the season tomorrow, which opens up those evenings! It'll be nice to have that time back! And our Saturdays!

post #250 of 333

I am showing too but have not told my work yet, so I'm still trying to hide it most days. When I'm not at work though I love wearing clothes that flatter my growing belly, I'm 14 weeks tomorrow.  I'm kind of scarred to tell my work as I've only been here since May and will be here a little less than a year at baby's due date, and I don't plan on coming back once baby is born.

I'm thinking I'm going to post a pic of my belly to FB tomorrow too, as I have not done that yet.

 

Has anyone used a birth photographer before or plan to this time? I have not before but want to this time around. But I'm finding pricing to be like $700! I was not expecting that and cannot afford that. What has been your experience as far as pricing?

post #251 of 333

I have not had a birth photographer before.  But I am seriously wondering about asking a family friend (and AMAZING photographer) what she'd charge to not do a real "session" but more just come take some pics (if that labor is at a decent time, I don't want to ask he to come at 3 a.m. or something!).  I don't really want graphic pics, but I'd LOVE some of just the natural, comfortable setting of a homebirth (unassisted again, Lord-willing).  I'd love to be able to just have them to show others what it is like!

post #252 of 333
This is such an embarrassing question... But have any of you had an *gulp* orgasm during sleep??? I was having one of those vivid pregnancy dreams last night and totally did and it woke me up! Problem is I'm on complete pelvic rest (no sex, orgasm, or driving) til I see my MFM on Monday and I've been crampy since it happened. And now I'm worried. What's everybody think? Could it have hurt something? Should I call my dr? I can't imagine explaining this... So embarrassing lol (I'm 17.5 weeks)
post #253 of 333
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Has anyone used a birth photographer before or plan to this time? I have not before but want to this time around. But I'm finding pricing to be like $700! I was not expecting that and cannot afford that. What has been your experience as far as pricing?

My doula took pictures at DDs birth. I hadn't really thought about what to do this time. I don't feel the need for a doula since, this time, I'll have two midwives at the birth, and I need to spend my money elsewhere. But it was so nice to have pictures.

We will be getting maternity, newborn, and baby pictures again though, from the same photographer that did DDs. It's expensive, and she's three hours away, but family photos are the one thing I refuse to skimp on. I didn't hire a wedding photographer, to save money, and I've regretted it ever since. So now I always insist on getting GOOD portraits for the important times. Just beware, there are a lot of crappy photographers out there. With digital SLRs and Photoshop, everybody and their brother thinks they're qualified to take portraits, and they're not. I worked for the photographer I love, after she had done our portraits, and I learned a lot. Now I see so many friends paying for photography and I just sit there thinking ("they composed that terribly, the lighting is awful, they edited it all wrong, oh man, you wasted your money")!

My suggestion would be, get anybody you're comfortable having at the birth to take snapshots, save your money for portraits. It can be hard, even for a good photographer, to get quality shots during a birth. There's a lot of hustle and bustle, no studio lighting, etc. and if you're in a hospital, there is a small chance that, if something goes wrong, the hospital will make the photographer stop taking photos and delete the memory card. It happened to a woman I know. Makes me steamed just thinking about it. Of course, I'm not a fan of that particular hospital to begin with.

Portraits will allow more flexibility to get that perfect picture of your precious newborn. A good photographer will give you breaks for nursing or just calming a fussy baby, and will allow you to come in again if baby just doesn't cooperate and you need another shoot to get something good. You'll get a wider variety of shots and backgrounds. And, if you like your home, many will bring their lighting equipment and take portraits in your house. We rent a dumpy little place, so I wouldn't do that. But if you have a nice house that you love, and is meaningful to you, that can be a really nice setting.
post #254 of 333

My mom took pics at my 1st son's birth. She did a great job but she won't be at this birth - she'll be watching my boys at her house.  She watched my older son when DS2 was born, and since it was such a quick labor (and we couldn't find the camera) we got no pics of my 2nd birth or of the time right after the birth.  I guess the pics don't have to be professional, just something, anything, to remember it by and see pics of. But other than my mom I don't know of anyone close that I'd feel comfortable with having at the birth.  And we are not hiring a doula.

 

I suppose my DH could take the pics. But I'd want him to be in the pics as well and/or I may need him more there supporting me.  I'll have to think about if I want to spend the extra money. I wouldn't mind I suppose if it included maternity and newborn pics. But $700 seems pricey for just a birth.

post #255 of 333

My best friend took pictures at my last 2 births and we both have plans for her to attend this one as well. She does a good job even though she is also usually video taping!

 

As far as dream induced orgasms, yes I have. I don't think it is embarrassing, because studies show that women's orgasms are more psychologically based. I don't know whether to call your dr. about it. If it were me I'd try to rest and hope it would go away. Then again it is Friday... So it isn't like it'd be easy to see the dr. tomorrow if there was concern. What does your intuition tell you to do? Our bodies are very good at talking to us. Sometimes we just need to take some time and center in on what it is our bodies are telling us.
 

post #256 of 333
I haven't had any MS for like 4 weeks then Tuesday and Wednesday it was back HORRIBLY!

Found out when I am gonna have my baby! I have to have a scheduled csection. But it should be March 29! Which is only 8 days before my due date (I will be 38 weeks and 6 days that day.) My drs office doesn't do scheduled csections on Saturdays. The other option was April 1st, but I quickly vetoed that one! I can schedule the surgery at my next Ultrasound, when I will also find out th ie gender! Everyone thinks I'm having a boy, as I have been sick slot, but I don't think that maters.

Dream orgasms , definitely have had those! Its so odd to me.
post #257 of 333

I dislike dream orgasms lol....it's disturbing dreams usually that bring them on. Me no likey! LMBO.

Anyway.

I'm 95% sure that I'm carrying twins. I have an ultrasound to confirm on the 8th...but I'm very very sure of it. My uterus keeps growing and growing...now at 14 weeks my uterus is to my belly button...it's staying consistently 6 weeks ahead since 10 weeks when I noticed it's hugeness...and my ultrasound from 7w4d in which they said ONE baby....I was looking at it and found some twin shots from other people online that are VERY similar....I'll post it here too (it's on the multiples forum as well) so you guys can see I'm not talking crazy lol. Anyway...so anxious to have it be "official" so that I dont have that little grain of doubt telling me I'm wrong lol.

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post #258 of 333

I just wanted to reassure you that many many women on the SCH board on babycenter have talked about having dream orgasms and there's nothing you can do about it, so the consensus was not to worry!  The posts were reassuring.  Honestly I think they are less intense than O's that are stimulated, you know?  I'm sure everything will be okay mama!

 

Well so far the diclectin seems a bust.  :(  It left me groggy and out of it but was willing to push through if it meant feeling better and coping for my family...but in reality it seemed to make me more useless!  :S  I am now wondering if last weekend I had a virus or some kind of food poisoning because I am back to my usual nausea (on OR off the diclectin)..

 

I didn't take one before bed to see if I got up easier (I did) and my head was a lot clearer.  But I'm also no worse off so far with the nausea...I have such a nasty headache though which was obviously a side effect of the diclectin.  I have had it since I started it and I am hoping the Tylenol will do the trick to get rid of it soon.  For now I am stopping the diclectin and unless I start puking again it can stay in the bottle.  I am not willing to trade nausea for headache and feeling doped up and still nauseated anyway.  For some women it seems to work wonders but I am prettty sensitive so I guess I may be stuck.  Now if I start puking again then obviously I will try again but at this point I am not feeling like it is worth it.

post #259 of 333

Wow Martha looks like you might be right by your u/s pic!   I've had it in the back of my mind because of my sch looking exactly like a second sac, but I really think it is just one.  I've never found more than 1 heartbeat with my doppler.  ;)  So when are you getting another u/s to find out?! edited to say I see it isn't until the 8th..I hope the wait goes quickly!!  Unless another reason comes up I won't have another until my big u/s in the first week of Dec after 21 weeks!  By then I'd be huge if it were twins though LOL!  I don't think it is even if my midwife teased me about it.  ;) 

post #260 of 333
Martha, I think you're right!! My 7 week 3 day ultrasound looks exactly like only one of those little bundles in there!! If not, it's awfully wide.. With a hole in the middle. Haha!
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