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post #1 of 212
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So right now we're ranging from 5-10 weeks along. What's going on with you? kiss.gif
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Thanks for the new thread TJ. I was thinking we needed a new one.

 

I'm right at the peak of my nausea right now. It always gets to the peak at 8-9 weeks, and I'll be 9 weeks on Friday.

 

I'm so looking forward to hitting the 2nd trimester and feeling more like my normal self.

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Is there a such thing as feeling normal?  I am beggining to wonder...

 

But TJ you have me wanting hershey's kisses (impossible at the moment) because of the kiss.gif !

 

I am starting to think more about what I want to make for the baby...burb clothes, blankets and quick onesies with cute appliques...

 

Can't wait for new baby smell.  

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I always feel more normal in the second trimester too, not normal, but as normal as it gets while pregnant. I think the hormones settle down a bit finally!

I think some of the fatigue is starting to hit, I was tired last night and feeling run down today. Still not too bad though. Went to the dentist yesterday, so I got to tell more people I'm pregnant as I wanted to skip the routine x-rays. It was nice to get some more congratulations smile.gif
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I really wanted to wait before telling anyone outside of my family, but I think the time has come when I need to tell my boss. I've been struggling to make it to work on time, and I'm SO tired in the early afternoon. I think she needs to know. Plus my belly is all bloated that I'm afraid rumors will be starting soon.

I'm 9 weeks today! joy.gif
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I am so hopeful that my MS is going to end by 12 weeks this time. YAY! That has NEVER happened to me, it always goes until 16 weeks. I have been eating a protein bar when I get up to pee in the middle of the night and then another one when I get up. It helps a lot and I haven't puked or even felt that nauseous in the last few mornings, and i was puking every morning for a while. I am still taking Zofran at night more as preventative.

 

I had quite the scare the last few days. My prenatal blood work came back showing I had an antigen in my blood, meaning that my body (since I am O- blood) had been exposed to a + blood type and was making antibodies against this baby's blood, essentially trying to attack this baby's blood like it is a disease. This causes all sorts of issues including anemia for the baby and the baby would need blood transfusions. WELL....turns out it was just a little bit of a Rhogam shot still floating around in my body from when I had it with my m/c in May. So it ended up being nothing. It was scary and frustrating but I feel like I can breathe again and plan for this baby in a happy way.

 

Only 2 1/2 weeks until my second trimester starts! I still haven't told my in laws, and they are like the last to know so we should tell them when we see them this Sunday. I think I am going to leave it up to DH to bring it up. They are his parents after all so it's his duty....right? haha.

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9w1d here!  My loss was at 6-ish weeks so I'm around three weeks beyond that, and I *think* my nausea is starting to ease up a bit, so I'm in good spirits.  I know that we are not "out of the woods", but I'll take feeling positive!

 

 

Question for those of you with wee ones: What do you feel about something like this http://www.toysrus.com/graphics/product_images/pTRU1-9420660dt.jpg for co-sleeping.  I co-slept with my daughter right on the bed next to me, but my husband is feeling a bit concerned about that (this is his first).  I have browsed through some side-of-the-bed sleepers, but I feel like I wouldn't be close enough that way.  Thoughts, ideas?

 

 

As a side note, if I learned anything from having my first young and getting about 100 things at my shower/from my registry, it was that I only needed about five things, and only used about ten just because I had them.  This little one is going to be a minimalist. lol.gif

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So it ended up being nothing. It was scary and frustrating but I feel like I can breathe again and plan for this baby in a happy way.

 

Oh, I would've been peeing myself. :(  Thank goodness that it was only a scare.  Good luck with the in-laws! thumb.gif

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Fatigue is hitting me here, oh boy! Its been really hard getting out of bed the last couple of days and making it through the afternoon at work has been a challenge. Still trying to embrace getting bigger, I just feel like its too soon for this, but I have to get over it and accept that this is what happens. I even love showing, am excited for it, but right now, knowing that babe is the size of a blueberry, just makes me feel fat!

 

Bailey - scary! I'm glad all is good.

 

Jacqueline - baby smell!!! My most very favorite thing in the world! I cannot wait!

 

-Sheryl

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I was about ready to chew my doctor out but I know there was no way he would've known which it was. I was totally freaking out, too.

 

I think that looks nice. I co-slept with DD before I even knew what co-sleeping was. It just seemed like a better idea than dropping her when trying to nurse her in a rocking chair in the middle of the night. This time I am taking our memory foam mattress topper and putting it on the floor on our first floor for me and the new babe for the fist 6 weeks or so, or until the new babe is sleeping longer than 3 hours at a time. I am a little worried about waking up DD every couple hours all night since we have a smaller upstairs space.

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Originally Posted by jeanblu View Post

Question for those of you with wee ones: What do you feel about something like this http://www.toysrus.com/graphics/product_images/pTRU1-9420660dt.jpg for co-sleeping.  I co-slept with my daughter right on the bed next to me, but my husband is feeling a bit concerned about that (this is his first).  I have browsed through some side-of-the-bed sleepers, but I feel like I wouldn't be close enough that way.  Thoughts, ideas?

I'm trying to tell what it is from the picture. Does baby lay flat?

I'm wondering if something like this might be better:
www.amazon.com/Summer-Infant-Sleeper-Portable-Bedding/dp/B005ASKQ42/
post #12 of 212
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I'm trying to tell what it is from the picture. Does baby lay flat?
I'm wondering if something like this might be better:
www.amazon.com/Summer-Infant-Sleeper-Portable-Bedding/dp/B005ASKQ42/

 

I'm not sure if it flattens or stays as pictured, hm.  My girl preferred sleeping reclined, but she had colic/reflux problems, so that was probably why.

 

The one you linked looks neat, though I wonder about the mechanics of getting my boob in there, lol.  I suppose I would just have to lift little one in and out -- not a huge deal.

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Hi everyone!  Nice, new thread!

 

All of these stories of people starting to feel normal are inspiring me, showing me that the light at the end of the tunnel isn't an oncoming train!  Cannot wait to feel normal again.  I'm becoming a bit of a shut in these days since I'm so tired and feel so funky.  I don't want to go anywhere, I don't want to do anything.  Don't want to be social.  All I want to do it sit on my couch or lay in bed and veg but then I get bored.

 

We're supposed to have a family Octoberfest this weekend.  I have to make 2 apple kuchen since my BIL adores them.  They'll likely make it but I'll probably stay home.  

 

Ugh, just sick of feeling like this.  I know there are tons of women who have it way worse than I do but this is miserable.

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I had a similar experience today and it scared the *** out of me.  I went to the bathroom after lunch.  Had a major cramp abdominally across my front and thought "Oh NO!  Not again".  It was bad enough that it hurt to get up.  I could not even think about the floor, it was too far away.  I went to my bed, and thought I'll just lay down like the acupuncturist said to do if I cramp.  And fell completely asleep.  Dreaming and all (I didn't feel that tired today!) for 2 hours straight.  I was working this morning, but nothing worse then on my computer, so sitting down and washed the dishes.

When I woke up, I felt terrible, awful and I really started to think this was it.  MS was also really bad and I was trying to eat protein.  Carbs really make me much more sick.  Slowly, I started to feel better and function again as my protein levels went back up.  But I have no idea what that cramp was about.  I haven't had any since then.

Oh no J, I bet that was really scary!  I hope you are feeling better now!

 

Bailey B, that must have been such an awful feeling.  I am so glad they figured out what it really was.

 

Twilight,  How do you think telling your boss will go?

 

My morning sickness had been really awful since Sunday night and I ended up really dehydrated last night.  We went to the hospital and got some fluids and Zofran.  I've never had that happen with my previous pregnancies.  I am feeling much better this morning. I hate that I am taking drugs but at some point there is a trade off for being able to eat and drink to nourish myself and the baby.  I feel like I stink like hospital today but I don't quite have the energy to shower right now.

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Twilight,  How do you think telling your boss will go?

I snuck into a conference room, so no one would see me getting on MDC on my laptop. Heehee.

Telling her went great! I started crying a bit (freaking hormones) and it made her tear up too. She said she's really happy for me. My due date is on her birthday!

She didn't ask any questions about if I was coming back or not, or give me any HR information about maternity leave, but that's for the best. I'm not ready to have the "idk if I'm coming back... would I be allowed to switch to part time?" conversation. And I already know my employer doesn't offer maternity leave. irked.gif
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Cobabymaker, I had that happen a few times with my first pregnancy. It is no fun. I almost went in just to get fluids last week because I could only drink a tiny bit of water without feeling ready to puke. I ended up not going and now luckily this week I am finally able to chug water when I am thirsty. It helps a lot!

 

Edited to add: it keeps feeling like I am having cramps but I think it is constipation cramps. I don't like that feeling...

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Twilight, Hooray! I am glad it went so well.  Are you still deciding on whether or not to continue working after baby comes?

 

Bailey, I think you mentioned that you were on Zofran.  Does is make your head feel a little funny?  I am not sure if my body is just still readjusting, it's a pregnancy thing or the Zofran but I am still a touch light headed.  This eating thing is great though.  I really do like being able to keep food in me.

post #18 of 212
I am 10 weeks along, prolly one of the furthest in the group, and MS has basically stopped. Exhaustion is still kicking my butt, though. DH is out of town this week and DD is teething and I desperately need a nap.

I think I'm getting some heartburn. I can't remember when it started last time, but I need to go get some papaya enzymes so I'm ready when it hits hardcore.
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I had quite the scare the last few days. My prenatal blood work came back showing I had an antigen in my blood, meaning that my body (since I am O- blood) had been exposed to a + blood type and was making antibodies against this baby's blood, essentially trying to attack this baby's blood like it is a disease. This causes all sorts of issues including anemia for the baby and the baby would need blood transfusions. WELL....turns out it was just a little bit of a Rhogam shot still floating around in my body from when I had it with my m/c in May. So it ended up being nothing. It was scary and frustrating but I feel like I can breathe again and plan for this baby in a happy way.

 

Wow, do the Rhogam shots last that long?  Dang, you would think they would mention that when they give it to you.  Do you have to get injections every time you are pregnant?  I thought it was just the first?  I am O- and I have no idea what DH is, guess we will find out soon...  Made my heart race just reading it.  I'm glad all is OK.

 

 

 

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My morning sickness had been really awful since Sunday night and I ended up really dehydrated last night.  We went to the hospital and got some fluids and Zofran.  I've never had that happen with my previous pregnancies.  I am feeling much better this morning. I hate that I am taking drugs but at some point there is a trade off for being able to eat and drink to nourish myself and the baby.  I feel like I stink like hospital today but I don't quite have the energy to shower right now.

 

 

Ugh, I so hated those visits...and for DD it was until 23 weeks...I can't survive that again.  I've been able to drink water most of the time...there have been some days where things were going down the tubes just like with DD.  I have noticed that I went to a new prenatal and it seems to be alleviating my morning sickness to some extent.  I think the severity of the MS I had with DD was mostly due to a significant depletion of vitamins and minerals.  Since I started this prenatal 2 weeks ago, things have definitely improved.  I also avoid sugar and only eat a little carbs because they tend to make me ill.  Have you tried any of the other over the counter options?  For some people pickled or candied ginger seems to help.  I have a ginger syrup I use to make ginger tea when things are starting to feel weird.  It's fast and easy.  If I can get my stomach to settle and then eat some protein, I usually find it stops...  This has been a long trial and error for me I hope yours eases soon.

 

 

I am in a co-sleeping dilema myself...not sure what we are going to do but tripping over to the bed in the middle of the night isn't going to work this time.  I often fell asleep with DD in my arms nursing away in bed.  DD had bad reflux so it seemed that the only thing we could do was prop me up on a million pillows in the middle of the bed so I could rest my arms while DD nursed.  Accidental co-sleeping?  I was so exhausted with her.  And scared to death I was going to roll on her or drop her or smother her in pillows!  But the thing I really dislike about all these baby products is...I never know if I am going to like it until I try it!  SO much work to find out it doesn't work!  Then returning it and finding something else...  

 

I am all for the minimalist approach this time!  Got boobs, need clothe diapers and a car seat.  That's all right?  LOL as if.

post #20 of 212
BaileyB, sorry you went through such a scare, I'm glad it turned out to just be the Rhogham shot!

High fives to all my O- sisters smile.gif My DH is O- too so I didn't have to worry about the Rhogham shot, but the OB office did insist on blood typing him as he didn't have anything official stating his blood type. But if your partner is positive, that Rhogham shot is awesome!

Both those cosleeper things look fine, though I don't think you could breastfeed the baby without taking them out, honestly I could never get side-lying breastfeeding to work anyway though smile.gif I personally prefer a cosleeper or mini-basinet right next to the bed, if I have to lift the baby to BF anyway, may as well have room in the bed to get some sleep. I fell asleep nursing 75% of the time during night nursing in the recliner, but she was always supported on my lap/pillows so I didn't worry about dropping her. We didn't cosleep much with DD because she slept no better that way, so since I slept much worse I didn't see much point to it for us. I may this time around cosleep with baby by myself and send DH to the guest room in those early weeks, there just isn't enough room for both of us and a baby on a queen bed. I dunno, I'm not worrying about it too much, I'll just do what works! That's the biggest thing I learned from parenting DD, go in with some kind of a plan, but if it doesn't work, do what works and on't beat yourself up about it.

I'm glad telling your boss went well TwilightJoy, fatigue is starting to set in finally, so I may be telling my boss soon too.
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