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post #61 of 86
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Originally Posted by GISDiva View Post

First midwife appointment tonight.  Squeee!

 

Any bets on whether she'll be able to find a heartbeat at 9+2 on a fairly small person who looks like she's more like 16 weeks pregnant?  lol.gif

They found a hb at 9 weeks on me, so crossing my fingers for you.

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Originally Posted by Banana731 View Post

No bets here, but I hope you get to hear it!

Telling MIL went better than expected, in case anyone is interested smile.gif

Yay!!!

post #62 of 86
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Originally Posted by LeighPF View Post

The sick has found me. Not the flu, just enough cold to put me well over the edge. Bee poured a cup of water on me while I was lying on the could and I took me three hours to get up and put on a new shirt. Monkey was nice and brought me a towel eventually.

 

Oh geeze, Leigh.  I hope you feel better soon.  That stinks (and is sort of funny because I could totally see myself doing the same thing)!  Blech.

 

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Originally Posted by Banana731 View Post

Telling MIL went better than expected, in case anyone is interested smile.gif

 

Yay!  We also told my MIL today, which was unexpected.  We were planning to wait until after the first trimester screening, but ODS had other plans.  I mean, bless him, he's so excited.  On the other hand...  no secrets anymore :)

 

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Originally Posted by GISDiva View Post

First midwife appointment tonight.  Squeee!

 

Any bets on whether she'll be able to find a heartbeat at 9+2 on a fairly small person who looks like she's more like 16 weeks pregnant?  lol.gif

 

Good luck!  I hope all goes well and they're able to hear that heartbeat right away!

 

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Originally Posted by CrunchyMama19 View Post

Yesterday I met with some local midwives and LOVED them.joy.gifVery natural minded and supportive but low-key and let the mother lead. Very encouraging and just what I was looking for. They will file for our insurance too which is awesome! 

 

 

Yay for awesome midwives.  I actually liked the Ob that I met much more than I expected to, so that was a relief!

 

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Originally Posted by HeatherB View Post

I'm with all those so tired of being sick! Thankfully, the intense nausea that coincided with the beginning of this illness (have to assume flu) is gone. I hardly ate today because its all in my sinuses now and I can't breathe. :/ Of course, now that it's almost midnight, I'm getting hungry and nauseous. eyesroll.gif

 

Ug for the cold, but good about the nausea!  There's so much stuff going around right now.  It stinks!  I'm turning into some kind of crazy germaphobe, which is totally unlike me.

 

I'm finally coming out of the first trimester fog, I think (I'll be 10 weeks on Friday).  At least, my nausea is seeming to limit itself to the evenings (yay!) and I'm able to stay up past 7:30 (barely!).  But it's good timing, because I work very part time from home, usually waking up before the rest of my family to get work done from, say, 5-7 am.  Needless to say, there's no WAY I've been able to do that during this first tri, but I have a brief due in a few weeks (I'm a lawyer), so it's good that the fog is lifting in time to get to work on that.  And we're applying for a few private schools for ODS, so I have to work on those applications.  The first one is due on Friday and I'm just dying to be done with it...  not so much so that I'm declining to check in on Mothering.com, though, right?  Sigh.  Must.  Motivate.

post #63 of 86
Commiseration leads to motivation! My new motto.

I hope all you sickies feel better soon! And I hope I don't catch it...
post #64 of 86
Hi all-- I don't post on the weekly chat much but I hope I can jump in..... Had my first appt with my midwife tonight. I really needed it, I've been feeling so low with the hyperemesis. She tried out her super new Doppler on me and was able to hear the hb at 9 w2d!!!!! I am surprised how happy it made me. It was a really bright spot in what's been some very dark days.

I am going to start checking in and posting more on here when I have the energy. I could use the support and friendship.
post #65 of 86
Cool beans, sparkle!

You should stop by more... Lots of chatter to help distract you from your woes, or at least we'll try smile.gif
post #66 of 86
Great news, sparkle! Hang around, we're pretty fun!
post #67 of 86
Ok I'll stick around. But only if there's fun involved. Lol.
post #68 of 86
Glad for so much good news today!

I posted on a fb thread the other day when someone was discussing HPTs, so of course I had a weird dream about them. In it, these odd tests kept coming up negative. At some point I said, "But we heard a heartbeat! How can it be negative?!" And then my nausea let up (some). So today, midday, I finally took another Internet cheapie. And the test line showed up LONG before the control. lol.gif I think all is well. wink1.gif
post #69 of 86

Yay for heartbeat sparkle!  Hope to see you here more often. smile.gif
 

post #70 of 86
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Originally Posted by HeatherB View Post

Glad for so much good news today!

I posted on a fb thread the other day when someone was discussing HPTs, so of course I had a weird dream about them. In it, these odd tests kept coming up negative. At some point I said, "But we heard a heartbeat! How can it be negative?!" And then my nausea let up (some). So today, midday, I finally took another Internet cheapie. And the test line showed up LONG before the control. lol.gif I think all is well. wink1.gif

 

lol.gif  We actually had a three pack, so I totally considered doing the same thing (don't know why I'd save it).  It's nice to have reassurance.

post #71 of 86

Sneaky baby.  No heartbeat yet.  I'm pretty sure it was the same doppler she used on my DS who is almost five, so nothing fancy here.  lol.gif  Otherwise the appointment was oh so very nice.  Have I mentioned I'm in love with my midwife?  Loooove her.

 

So now I have to wait until February 11th!  Bah!

post #72 of 86

I had my first appointment today with my midwife! No heartbeat with the doppler (she said my bowels were, ahem, active), but she did a quick abdominal ultrasound. There was a the flickering heartbeat and little baby arms and legs. He/She was just laying at the bottom of my uterus chilling :) I told the baby to stay calm. I would love another chill kid like DD#2.

 

I go back in 4 weeks! Yay!

post #73 of 86
Thread Starter 

Midwife for me too today. My kids have a habit of hiding from the dopler until at least 12 weeks, so for the last two I had early ultrasounds to find them. With Bee the midwifes did an ultrasound guided dopplar and I forunatly put the directions down on the blog so I could tell the midwifes this time (they'd don't have an in office machine. For me it is strait down, than strait towards my toes.

Both got it this time and it was lovely to hear that all is well.

 

Had a good chat with them too about birth tubs. The rent the Pool in a Box, but it will not fit in my bedroom (where I would like to do thinks). The Mini fits, but not with room to walk around, but they were fine with climbing over the bed if needed. I can buy one (and use it next time) or possibly buy an Pro grade one and sell/barter it to them.

 

Talked about doulas too. I think they are essential for first timers (I was so glad for mine) and they agree, but for the way I birth, now it would just be a nice extra. I  was not going to even look, but Gina Crosley-Corcoran (aka The Feminist Breeder) is local, looks pretty awesome and now has availability for my dates. So we will meet and see. The midwifes know her, were excited by the idea, but very much agreed this is not a "need" (just a really cool want).

 

Also. The Sequinom fetal DNA in mama's blood test can (not suprisingly) type babies blood. I am Rh Negative, so if baby is too, I can skip the pain in the ass (literally, insurance wise and logistically) shots. Apparently if you have insurance the max co-pay is $25, which is so worth it to me.

 

I just announced Iggy on Facebook. After basically outting myself yesterday by posting about three car seats on a page.

post #74 of 86
Leigh, I just had my blood drawn for the Sequenom MaterniT21 test today. And I'm already nervous about waiting for the results! Did you have it done or are you planning to? Also, I've read The Feminist Breeder for a long time and I think it would be way cool for her to be your doula! :-)
post #75 of 86
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Originally Posted by thecoffeebean View Post

Leigh, I just had my blood drawn for the Sequenom MaterniT21 test today. And I'm already nervous about waiting for the results! Did you have it done or are you planning to? Also, I've read The Feminist Breeder for a long time and I think it would be way cool for her to be your doula! :-)

I have an appointment for this next week. And apparently they can even tell you the sex. Yikes!
post #76 of 86
Thread Starter 

@CoffeeBean, I just like doing the 20 week us.

post #77 of 86
Love reading all the great updates here! Finally had my first real appt with my current practice. DH couldn't come because of work, and ds joined me. It was fun explaining to a 2 y.o why I was peeing in a little cup! But the best part really was hearing a great stong heartbeat! Yay! I of course started crying. It was a good appt and started to second guess myself switching to a new practice, but then midwife asked if I was getting the flu shot and I said no, which then prompted her to inform me of all the potential risks and that I would HAVE to take tamiflu if I do get sick. Ugg! Still not gettin the shot. I'll keep up with the hand washing, vitamins, etc.
post #78 of 86

Lots of exciting news here! I've been busy, busy, busy (and then exhausted in the evenings) so not much time to read along unfortunately. But congrats to everyone hearing the heartbeats or loving their midwives orngbiggrin.gif

 

coffeebean, I had my blood drawn for the FTS on Wednesday. My u/s isn't until the 29th though - we get the results immediately after that. I'm super nervous too.

 

 

Afm: I hit 11 weeks yesterday. Time is going by fairly quickly compared to my pregnancy with DD! My nausea is limited to the evenings or when I overeat so that's a nice change from the past month or so. I'm consistently feeling bubbly feelings that I'm convinced is the little one but who knows. Another exciting change is that we might be moving before baby is born! We had been talking about moving in the next year or so but circumstances have sort of pushed us to make a move a bit quickly. It's exciting but also scary to think of moving while pregnant.

post #79 of 86
Porcelina, I know! Isn't that crazy? We'll have to keep tabs on each other. I don't know of anyone else who's doing the test. I wish I didn't have the risk factors, but I would rather do this test than CVS.

Edit: Carmen, I just saw that you had your blood drawn for the FTS. I'm eager to hear about your results, too. Sending out lots of good energy for all of our test results! I have the first tri screening / NT scan scheduled for this Tuesday. I'm nervous and excited at the same time. I'm trying to think positive thoughts and hoping that the weekend goes by quickly!
post #80 of 86
Oooh! I feel like we're onto the next phase! Everyone's had (or soon I have) their first appointments and are starting in on first trimester testing. Exciting! I don't have mine until 2/7, so I'll be nervously living vicariously through everyone else until then.

I think my nausea is finally subsiding. Yahoo! I was able to eat some vegetables today, which I have not wanted to do in weeks and weeks, so that's great. Still a but if nausea in the afternoon/evening, but SO much better than just a week ago. And look at me: awake after 7:30 pm. It's like I'm a real human!

10 weeks tomorrow. I feel like I've been pregnant forever already! That's what I get for impatiently testing early, right? smile.gif

I hope everyone is doing well. I did stay up past 7:30, but now I'm really super super tired, so I can't respond individually, but I'll check back tomorrow!
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