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post #21 of 55

Times!!!! Stuff like that makes me want to pull my hair out! There was a news story where a baby was born at 24 weeks and the only reason they tried to save it was because a piece of blanket or something was touching the scale and made it seem that the baby weighed a little more than it actually did. Otherwise they wouldn't have even tried. After I read that story I figured I would always say I was further along than I actually am if I had some sort of emergency labor like that. I hope everything is ok with baby and that you can get in soon. hug2.gif

 

Quinalla - whenever DD goes to kiss the baby she always kisses my stomach and then my boob. haha. I don't know why but it always cracks me up.

post #22 of 55

Awwww, your kids are so damn cute!

 

Times - so lame! I hope you can keep the stress down and glad your little guy is hiccuping. I'm planning to work until the end-ish...trying to save up as much time off as possible until after the baby arrives, but we shall see. My due date is on a Tuesday and I have been thinking recently that I'd plan to work until the Friday before and if I go early then so be it. But of course, we'll see how I feel then. I will be handing over my work earlier, so it should be an easy transition no matter when I go, so long as its not super early.

 

Katie - I worked from home yesterday and during one of my long meetings I just put the phone on mute and cleaned my kitchen! Gotta love miltitasking.

 

OK, over the time I alotted myself for personal stuff this am, have great days ladies!

post #23 of 55
I'm in a&e (ER) had a major black out earlier so they brought me in on blue lights and now waiting for ob team to come down as I've had pain and bp keeps dropping .. All the drs and nurses here think its pretty stupid they wouldn't check me yest.. Heyho.. Feeling really Ill and brain won't focus but better then I was .. Hope your all ok x
post #24 of 55

 

OMG - Times!  I hope everything is ok.  Please let us know you are all right when you can. hug2.gif

 

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This is just a quick post because today is my son's 3rd birthday! He is such a sweetie pie and he has been such fun and I am so looking forward to seeing him as a big brother<3

 

 

Happy Birthday to your DS!!

 

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And a little pregnancy venting, I just feel so big already and I am sick of not being able to carry laundry up and down the stairs without feeling winded. I'm tired of being uncomfortable when I'm trying to sleep. I'm tired of telling DD that no I'm not going to pick her up. I need to start wearing my support belt and see if that helps with my back and feeling like everything is just hanging out there and get my birth ball into my office at work and sit on that instead of my chair at least some of the time. I want my babies to cook for as long as possible, but ugh this pregnancy is not nearly as enjoyable as DD's and some days I just am bleh!

 

 

Sorry you are so uncomfortable already Katie.  I can only imagine that for you it must be like being well into the 3rd tri already.  I know this time I am less comfortable in some ways than with DS, but in some ways it is better.  I am carrying higher, so I get an upset tummy if I eat too much, but no heartburn so far.  My back has been a huge PITA for quite some time, but my hips don't hurt this time.  I am suddenly feeling big too (even though I am measuring bang on and have gained 18lbs so far), but then feel like I deserve a smack up side the head when I feel that way when I think of those carrying multiples!

 

 

 

 

 

Well, I went to the doctor this morning and everything is good.  I know I should be thankful for that but it just makes me feel annoyed by appointments.  Yep, i gained weight.  Yep, my blood pressure is good.  Yep, baby is moving lots.  Can I just come back in May?  I'm bad at this being pregnant stuff sometimes. 

 

Co, this made me LOL. ROTFLMAO.gif  I feel the same way this time around.  Baby is moving, I'm feeling pretty good, measuring fine.  Do I really have to go?  At least with my MW it's pretty casual.  There is no urine test, I don't have to weigh myself, etc. etc.  We chit chat about how I am feeling, then she measures me and listens for the HB, and I am done.  Since she'll be in my home, delivering my baby, I guess it is good to get to know her anyway.

 

Well, DH and I are off to Palm Springs today!!  It will be some awesome to have some time just the two of us and to SLEEP IN!  Is it bad that I'm really excited about that?  I'm a bit dissapointed that it is supposed to be kind of rainy while we are there, but it will still feel warm compared to here and it will be nice to see green instead of just white, grey and brown for a change. 

 

I am not very concerned about leaving DS.  He's staying with my parents this weekend, and has stayed over many times.  Although only once for two nights when we had a wedding, and only for one night the other times.  But he is so excited about staying with Nana and Pappa, and they will have him so busy he won't have time to miss us.  I am more worried about how he'll be next week when we are home but have to go into work.  Ah well, first world problems, right?

post #25 of 55

Times!!!  Definitely thinking about you and sending HUGS....   hug2.gif

 

I had my monthly checkup this morning and I also feel like a bad pregnant person.  Urine test - check.  Weight - check.  Blood pressure - check.  Yes, there is lots of movement.  I asked 2 questions, but kind of already knew the answers to them.  Was asked if I've had a flu shot (no), but wasn't pressured to get one.  She did give me a handout on getting the Tdap vaccine during the third trimester.  Not sure about that....

 

I have a 28-week ultrasound in 2 weeks.  Now I have to start coming in every 2 weeks...bah. 

 

Oh, is anyone else doing the glucose screening?  I did it this morning.  I didn't feel like being too "difficult" since I probably will do that enough later on.  winky.gif

post #26 of 55
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Oh, is anyone else doing the glucose screening?  I did it this morning.  I didn't feel like being too "difficult" since I probably will do that enough later on.  winky.gif

Yes, I'm doing mine on Monday.  My MW didn't pressure me to do it, and acknowledged that it wasn't a very good test, but I'm going to do it anyway since I have to go in to get my bloodwork and urinalysis done (haven't had any bw or other tests since I was 6wks) anyway.  She did mention another patient of hers who didn't get it done getting grief when she had to go into the hospital for something totally unrelated.  On the off-chance that I have any other issues I'd rather just have checked this box and moved on.

post #27 of 55
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timesway, thinking of you hug.gif I'm glad it sounds like your current doctors and nurses are taking things seriously!

BaileyB, cute smile.gif I'm really curious to see how DD reacts to me BFing the twins, I'm not sure if she has seen a baby being BF yet.

adventuregirl, well that's good you were able to multi-task for a good portion of it!

CoBaby, thanks and have fun in Palm Springs! I'm sure your DS will do great with the grandparents smile.gif

Kate&Joey, I am doing the glucose test at my next appointment as I too don't feel it is worth arguing about as it is so non-invasive, I'd rather save up my arguments for something that is more important to me. And as CoBaby said, I too don't want to get hassled by anyone down the road for not having done it or have my newborns tested for blood sugar unnecessarily because I wasn't tested, they already poke and prod those poor babies enough at the hospital!

Speaking of poking and prodding newborns, I need to talk to DH about circumcision. I will not let it be done and I know our pediatrician won't perform them, but it isn't something I have talked to DH about ever and I have no idea what his thoughts are. It never came up with DD as I figured I would only bring it up if we found out boy as I didn't want to have an unnecessary argument. I think it will be a non-issue, but sometimes DH surprises me. Hmm, any suggestions how to bring that one up? Maybe next time we talk names or something, not sure...
post #28 of 55
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Originally Posted by Kate&Joey View Post

Oh, is anyone else doing the glucose screening?  I did it this morning.  I didn't feel like being too "difficult" since I probably will do that enough later on.  winky.gif

 

Yep, me too - I've got mine in a couple of weeks.  They've been really non-pushy when it comes to extra tests and stuff, so I figured I'd do this one.  I'm not looking forward to drinking that stuff, though!  Was it tolerable?

post #29 of 55
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Yep, me too - I've got mine in a couple of weeks.  They've been really non-pushy when it comes to extra tests and stuff, so I figured I'd do this one.  I'm not looking forward to drinking that stuff, though!  Was it tolerable?

bleh, I had to do it 2 times with DD, the 1 hr and the 3 hr, ended up being a false positive!... have to do it soon, don't know when I will do it though... 

 

... so I don't know if it's because it's my second babe, DD is almost 4, or because it's been a little over a year since we first started trying for this one, but I really want my baby here :D with DD I was patient and kind of procrastinated certain things. but with this one I'm ready!  :)

post #30 of 55
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Yep, me too - I've got mine in a couple of weeks.  They've been really non-pushy when it comes to extra tests and stuff, so I figured I'd do this one.  I'm not looking forward to drinking that stuff, though!  Was it tolerable?

 

It's not bad at all.  I chose orange flavor and it was chilled from the refrigerator.  It tasted like flat orange Fanta mixed with orange Gatorade. 

post #31 of 55
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Speaking of poking and prodding newborns, I need to talk to DH about circumcision. I will not let it be done and I know our pediatrician won't perform them, but it isn't something I have talked to DH about ever and I have no idea what his thoughts are. It never came up with DD as I figured I would only bring it up if we found out boy as I didn't want to have an unnecessary argument. I think it will be a non-issue, but sometimes DH surprises me. Hmm, any suggestions how to bring that one up? Maybe next time we talk names or something, not sure...

 

I need to have this talk too. Waaay back when we were dating DH indicated he would opt not to get a son circumcised but we need to be on the same page going in to this. I am firmly anti-circ and think it is ridiculous that our society has no shame about mutilating helpless babies who can't make a choice, but know that if DH feels strongly pro-circ I will likely cave and defer to him as the male perspective and hope I don't regret it. just reading some stories on the circ board here makes me feel like bawling.

 

Also I am glad to see so many of you are "bad pregnant ladies" who are also bored with routine visits. As a first timer but generally laid back person I just want to be in and done. DH calls it  "getting my oil changed" which is about how much I care about my MW visits right now. As long as nothing is wrong, it's all good, but it's not like these visits are designed to pick up all possible problems (like Timesway - hope you and the babe are both doing well ~ hug.gif)

post #32 of 55
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It's not bad at all.  I chose orange flavor and it was chilled from the refrigerator.  It tasted like flat orange Fanta mixed with orange Gatorade. 

 

that actually sounds good to me - orange is one of my favorite artificial flavors. since I've heard it referred to as "glucola" I thought it would be cola flavored, which I think is gross. I get to find out on Feb 9 at my next visit.

post #33 of 55

I asked my doctor and he is just letting me do some fasting tests so I don't have to drink the yucky drink.  I skipped it last time with my MW but I had a feeling the OB would give me a hard time about it.  I told him I wasn't willing to take the drink (I hate artificial flavors with a firey passion)but would be willing to consider an alternative method of testing.

post #34 of 55
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Yeah, as long as you refrigerate it, it isn't that bad and you have 2-3 minutes to drink it, so you can take your time a bit. It tastes like flat orange pop to me. Since I like orange pop, it doesn't bother me really, but definitely don't drink it warm, it's gross that way for sure!

kimble, I don't plan on budging with DH and I can't imagine he has a strong opinion on it, but you never know. I know I need to hash it out ahead of time because it is too easy to go with the flow when I have just given birth if I don't have it all planned out and thought through, though it does help that most local docs here are anti-circ too. I hope your talk with DH goes well!

aHikaru, I'm pretty patient for the babies to be here as I hate sleep deprivation and I still have stuff I want and need to get ready, but I really am getting a bit sick of being pregnant and I loved it with my first!
post #35 of 55
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aHikaru, I'm pretty patient for the babies to be here as I hate sleep deprivation and I still have stuff I want and need to get ready, but I really am getting a bit sick of being pregnant and I loved it with my first!

 i def don't like the first two months, maybe thats why im impatient, i just want to get the hardest part over with,,, but I have good quality sleep now and do fine on 4 hrs, been like that for awhile now, I'm sure when I get older I'll appreciate sleep now, as for now DD sleeps 10pm-9am and I sleep 12-7am...

post #36 of 55
Timesway sending you and baby much love.

I've been trying to take it easy getting over this cold. It doesn't help when my long post disappears. Stupid phone /technology/ buttons in wrong places. I'm ready to sleep and I had such a great story. Argh.
Been doing the minimum and only taking DS (5yo) to pre payed, pre planned classes which somehow was tue -fri this week. Sigh. Today was supposed to be an easy day with just story time close by at 11. Can do. My pre planned friend isn't going to come cause she isn't well so DS says who's gonna bring his friend. So we bring him too. It was fun. I rarely babysit. No one ever asks hmmm de dum. I really do offer people. Take him home then grocery and farm store and nap on my mind. See neighbor and say we'll be back for hay. Neighbor calls and says come come right away cows on the loose. So cool to get to herd cows with DS. We held hands most of the time but the last one he worked independently getting the cow around the corner while I kept her out of the road and got her to neighbor and into fence. I was so proud of DS. And myself a bit. So glad to be able to help. And nap shmap. Maybe tomorrow. Goodnight.
post #37 of 55

Timesway... Oh my!  Praying for you and your baby!

 

Katie... So cute that you little one is carrying 5 pretend babies!  Each of my toddlers has claimed to have a baby in their belly too when I was pregnant with the next.  Even the boys.  Kids are so awesome! 

 

I've got a while before my GTT, but I plan to just do it because I rock the boat on so many other things.  I just remembered though that last time, they sent that orange stuff home with me the month before and instructed me to drink it just before my next appointment and arrive for the blood draw at an exact time. I wonder if I could just make a reasonable substitute without them knowing?  Hmmm.  My only real objection to the stuff is the that I avoid artificial coloring and GMOs in my diet, so why should I drink this garbage when I'm pregnant? 

 

Can't wait for my ultrasound today!

post #38 of 55

Times - sending you positive thoughts and love, hope all goes well and you get to put this behind you soon! Keep us updated, we'll be worrying about you!

 

N - have a GREAT time! I totally remember the best part about a night away from dd when she was <4 (which was rare) was being able to sleep in! Enjoy it! Thinking about that makes me realize that it been a while since I've had to get up with a little one, and how things are about to change big time! At least I have a clue as to what it may be like.

 

No GTT for me, mw went over all possible testing at first appt and I refused all but GBS and she had no qualms with it. Good luck to everyone doing it tho, I hope the stuff tastes half way decent at least!

 

The circ talk - I felt similar to you, Katie, when I was approaching it w/DH, I was against, but had no idea how he'd feel. So I just asked his opinion at one point when we were discussing baby, and he said he didn't really know. I just gave him a little info on what shaped my opinion and he thought about it and his only concern was that what if all boys were and ours wasn't, so I showed him the current rates and he said he was fine with not. It was far easier than I imagined it may be. I hope it is similar to yours! I think that when your care providers aren't pro-circ, it helps support you. I loved when we touched on it once w/mw and she said her 3 adult sons have all thanked her for not circing them at one point or another, that was a really good reinforcement.

 

Farmer - so cute about ds herding the cow! You should be proud!

 

Gotta run, hope everyone has great weekends!

post #39 of 55
oh what a day yesterday was ... I had a massive blackout that put me out cold.. Had been having chest Pains all mornig and feeling really not right.. And I was so cold,clammy and unconcious my p.a called an ambulance.. what with that and my pregnancy they were quite worried.. theparamedics were amazing and shoved canula/drip in me immediately, but then the nurse in charge at the hosp was a bit useless and didnt even do checks on me (altho the machine does automatic ones) then when i started getting pains which suggested i mite be goin into premature labour or that my placenta was failing she sent someone to give me paracetamol.. luckily the dr finally got to see me and was massively sympathetic and amazing.. said he was hopin blackout was just pots related but with the probs with movement and everything else he needed to get obs down asap.. eventually they made it down.. couldnt find a heart beat with any of the other dopplers.. next thing i know many worried faces later i am being shoved into a private room in a&e (i didnt even know they had them) and they finally find a scanner.. an obstetric registrar etc.. 6 hours after first blacking out they finally found babys heartbeat with this scanner.. and he was moving his legs so they felt ok that he was alright for now.. they then checked my cervix to see if i was going into labour (my stomach was rock hard) but they said it seemed ok.. i still have painful back period type pains and also my tummy is still not feeling right and quite solid, but im home.. had some fluids in hosp and was eventually put in a ward for a bit where when the obs had given me the ok and my bp was up a bit i finally convinced them to let me go home.. argh knackered.. still worried a bit because i dont know why the babys moving less but good to know theres nothing obvious going on other then the fact im clearly having a big pots flare atm.. possibly made worse by my anaemia because that was one of the worst blackouts i've had since ive not been seriously underweight or a teenager coping with walking, being underweight and horrific periods.. i faint a lot.. but this was really full on.. quite scary.. anyway.. thankyou all to your advice.. i wasnt going to go to a&e.. i was gonna be patient lol but my body made the decision it would seem.. i guess if u have a massively sleepy mum your more likely to have a sleepy baby?
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Also massive Thankyou's to you all for sending so much love and well wishes, I really appreciate it.. I can handle me being I'll, I'm used to that.. But the dr clearly thought that I had already lost the baby for some time (u could see the relief on her face when we finally found the portable scanner and a hb) and I'm certainly not able to cope with that.. Couldn't deal with losing him at this point .. So Thankyou .. It was a really hard day xx
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