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post #21 of 97

I had one day where I felt great and then yesterday afternoon I felt awful from 3pm on. We are at my in-laws and had a ton of family over last night and DH had to come and retrieve me from the bedroom to make an appearance. I am glad he did, I love his family but ugh....I wan tto be an anti-social hermit in the first tri.hide.gif

 

ETA: and my aversion to coffee has returned!

post #22 of 97
If the u/s will help you feel better, I say go for it. For pity's sake, just don't let them change your due date based one after the first trimester. It often seems that after the 20 week morphology one if everything is going normally, they usually lead to more problems than they help fix. I have heard too many, "the baby's too big, there's not enough fluid, the kidneys (insert organ of your choice) aren't developing right..." that ended with everything being fine, constant late u/s, and worried sick moms. I don't think that every baby is going to develop in exactly the same way, just as every person is slightly different, and you never know how rigid a CP is going to be when it comes to interpreting what's going on in utero.

Afm- I have a cold. Boo
post #23 of 97

I also wish I was further along! No pg symptoms here yet. I didn't really have any with DD so maybe I will get lucky again? I have a doppler and I loved it the first time around. I didn't use it often but whenever I needed reassurance DH and I would do it together. Once I could feel movements though I didn't use it. I am like 75% sure I am going to go in for my dating u/s on Jan 9. By my calculations I would be 7 weeks exactly so they should definitely be able to see a flickering heart, right? I will keep you all posted :)

post #24 of 97
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I also wish I was further along! No pg symptoms here yet. I didn't really have any with DD so maybe I will get lucky again? I have a doppler and I loved it the first time around. I didn't use it often but whenever I needed reassurance DH and I would do it together. Once I could feel movements though I didn't use it. I am like 75% sure I am going to go in for my dating u/s on Jan 9. By my calculations I would be 7 weeks exactly so they should definitely be able to see a flickering heart, right? I will keep you all posted smile.gif

You should be able to see it! And how awesome would a symptom free first trimester be?! I'm jealous!

Not that it helps with the early heart rate detection, but for those who really enjoy hearing it, a fetoscope is inexpensive, totally non-invasive, and kind of fun to figure out how to use. My kids enjoyed listening to the baby's heart beat with it. It doesn't work until later in though.
post #25 of 97
I am also 7 wks tomorrow, I am pretty excited. I am finally closer to being done with the yuck part than not smile.gif
post #26 of 97

I'm so glad I read this thread, I feel so much better after reading your posts. Melly - I'm experiencing the same thing as you...I've been having horrible nausea and just feeling awful this pregnancy, but over the past couple days it seems to have gone away (will be 7 weeks in a couple days). The symptoms are very reassuring to me (also have had miscarriages in the past like several of you) so I've been freaking out a little. I won't be having my ultrasound until January 8th, but hopefully everything is still good. Carmen - I'm a similar place to you with having trouble trusting my body. I've also had 5 miscarriages, and went through over a year of fertility treatments to get pg this time. I really hope that our pregnancies are healingfor us and allow us to trust our bodies more. I'm sending lots of good thoughts to you and everyone else.

post #27 of 97
Thread Starter 

My yuck part usually lasts until 14 or 16 weeks, so at 8 weeks I have a long way to go. But I feel like it is getting lighter with each kid. As much as I would love a ick free early trimester, I do find it reassuring in some ways.

 

Wore maternity jeans out today. I just got tired of wearing yoga pants everywhere. My middle has definitely thickened (baby) and the leftovers from Bee/Weaning Monkey/Too much Coke this spring are sticking out more.

 

Crunchy Mama, my husband kissed me with coffee breath and I had to go lie down.

post #28 of 97

Ok, I spoke too soon. I ate a salad for lunch and now the nausea is back with a venegence. I'm going to miss those leafy greens!

post #29 of 97
Hey everyone! I hear you on the coffee aversion!! I used to have a double espresso every morning, even with my last two pregnancies! But, not this time. Somewhere around 6 weeks I simply could not even stomach the thought of coffee!
I have also been very sick with fever, coughing, congestion etc (good old crappy immune system we get along with pregnancy) that has lasted 9 days so far (though thankfully it is on its way out now). And, nausea on top of that is no fun! We spent about a day in airports traveling to the southern hemisphere to visit family, and that did somehow stave off the nausea, not sure how/why--maybe the stress? But, now it's back. Luckily Ginger ale tends to work for me.

I also have a home Doppler. Haven't gotten it out yet this pregnancy but often check every few days until I feel baby move. I also find it very comforting.
post #30 of 97
Leigh, I'm sorry. My heart breaks for moms who don't get that reprieve by the 12 wk mark. Next week you'll be further out then in though, even if it goes to 16 weeks. That's something, right?!

Night time is definitely NOT my time this go round. I've got to figure this out. Dh is leaving on the 10th and will be gone until the end of April. That's week 8. Morning sickness peaks at week 9, I remember being pretty bad off about then XP, if it lasts until week 12, that's about 4 weeks of me needing to have dinners ready to go, minus one week at the inlaws. That's 21 days. I can buy some already prepared meals for us, and we can order in or pick up on the way home from homeschool group on Fridays, that's 4 days. So if I go buy 10 frozen meals, then I should only have to worry about 7 days worth of dinners. I have at least 3 freezer meals right now. That's only four dinners I need to worry about. Awesome! I'm going to make a couple more things I can stick in the freezer before dh leaves. Maybe some spinach lasagna. Got any other ideas for me? It has to be a comPlete meal that doesn't need anything from me other than heating and serving, that's my requirement.
post #31 of 97
Chili, soup, enchiladas or other pasta dishes. I think I am starting to feel better, thank goodness. I need to determine where I am going to get my care from once the RE releases me in a couple weeks.
post #32 of 97
Still feeling gross, but way WAY better than last week. My dizziness is largely gone and now I have what is, for me, run-of-the-mill m/s instead of the absolutely debilitating horror I was having last week. I don't know how you ladies with hyperemesis deal. You are wonder women!

I feel like I've been pregnant for sooooo long (that's what I get for impatiently testing at 10dpo) and yet have SO long before my first appointment (2 weeks from tomorrow) and the end of the first tri (6 more weeks!). I've never waited until almost 10 weeks for my first appointment, so I think that's adding to it all. Sigh... One day at a time. smile.gif
post #33 of 97
Still feeling gross, but way WAY better than last week. My dizziness is largely gone and now I have what is, for me, run-of-the-mill m/s instead of the absolutely debilitating horror I was having last week. I don't know how you ladies with hyperemesis deal. You are wonder women!

I feel like I've been pregnant for sooooo long (that's what I get for impatiently testing at 10dpo) and yet have SO long before my first appointment (2 weeks from tomorrow) and the end of the first tri (6 more weeks!). I've never waited until almost 10 weeks for my first appointment, so I think that's adding to it all. Sigh... One day at a time. smile.gif
post #34 of 97
Still feeling gross, but way WAY better than last week. My dizziness is largely gone and now I have what is, for me, run-of-the-mill m/s instead of the absolutely debilitating horror I was having last week. I don't know how you ladies with hyperemesis deal. You are wonder women!

I feel like I've been pregnant for sooooo long (that's what I get for impatiently testing at 10dpo) and yet have SO long before my first appointment (2 weeks from tomorrow) and the end of the first tri (6 more weeks!). I've never waited until almost 10 weeks for my first appointment, so I think that's adding to it all. Sigh... One day at a time. smile.gif
post #35 of 97
Blech. Sorry for the multi-post. Don't know what happened.
post #36 of 97
Oh Banana, all that math and meal calculating made me dizzy! Don't know if this is an option for you, but there is a web site called mealbaby.com where friends can sign up to bring dinners when you're sick or compromised or whatever. You can always offer to return the favor once you're up to it. I have done this a lot with my friends and it's usually no trouble to just make a bigger batch of what I was making anyway. And there's always takeout!

Well I'm 10 weeks today and can Ijust say: week 9 was from Hades! Argh! Not that I am magically better today, but week 9 with Christmas and everything was just intensely uncomfortable. At least this week, my son will be back at Montessori part-time (so I get a reprieve from most neglectful mother ever) and on Friday, a lady is coming to clean our pukey, filthy, barfy house. Although, bad news: I just filled my last refill for phenergan. At least the doctor's office will be open to make my case for more refills. So here's to silver linings!

Big hugs to everyone feeling bad. Leigh, like you, I'm probably in this for awhile, 30 weeks last time (before heartburn took over!), but surely this is the worst, right? Right? Somebody? God? smile.gif
post #37 of 97
Stormikris, do you have a lot of options in your area? I'm lucky that my regular OB is also my RE, just at a different office. I have to switch back to his regular office after my 7 wk u/s, coming up in two weeks.

Today I am not feeling well. Also, at my in-laws so the food they have is weird. Ugh...
post #38 of 97
Just got back from a nice short family vacation. We even took our dog along too! She is 14.5 yo and doesn't like to be left alone.

Into week 9 now, belly popped last week, very obvious to me and DH, but I am normally skinny so probably nobody else can tell as it's not making my tops poke out yet. Still have nausea but not terrible, worst when in a car and/or I am overdue to eat. Knock on wood, fatigue does not seem as bad this time as last time, but maybe it's because I've gotten used to being tired all the time, lol.

First MW (CNM) appointment is this Thursday, looking forward to meeting her. I have no idea if they do an early u/s as standard or not. I had one with my OB last time.

Glad to hear that at least some of you are feeling better. I hope the trend continues! smile.gif
post #39 of 97
Thread Starter 

Inlaws left this morning. It was less stressful than I expected. Helped with the cooking, and did everything for dinner last night (including no leftovers, except pie). Did tons of childcare, particularly fun to see my BIL with severe Asbergers and my almost four year old playing for hours.

But my house is a mess. Seriously, everything needs to be washed down. I am fine with people doing the dishes and putting things in the wrong place, but it is going to take me days (at top form, which I am not) to get things back to reasonable. And rant is done.

We are going to gave a super quiet new years. The kids may no get pants on today and I may not get out of my PJs. Dominos for dinner. Husband when to work, but realized the office is closed (no support staff, but building open) so he will get lots done and come home in a good mood likely.

post #40 of 97
If dh's parents messed up the house, I'd ask dh to clean it up wink1.gif

I wish my mom were here. She takes charge of the house and it works like a well oiled machine. She rocks.
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