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post #61 of 80

Thanks for sharing the yoga video, GIS!

 

Afm: I'm 13 weeks today! I made it to the second trimester! Hooray! 

post #62 of 80
Second trimester, Carmen! Woohoo!

Strange, I hadn't realized it, but I'm there too. And really happy about it. :-)
post #63 of 80

That maternity skirt someone shared looks so comfy.  I just got some maternity yoga shorts from Old Navy and oh my goodness they are so comfy. 

post #64 of 80
When my doc couldn't pick up the heartbeat on Doppler at 11 weeks she said it was probably bc my uterus was still below my pubic bone and the Doppler won't got through that. I did see the heartbeat via abdominal ultrasound at about 8 weeks though. What I want to know though is if my uterus is still below my pubic bone why is my stomach popping out so I can't wear regular pants, lol
post #65 of 80
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What I want to know though is if my uterus is still below my pubic bone why is my stomach popping out so I can't wear regular pants, lol

 

That's the million dollar question for sure!  lol.gif  

post #66 of 80
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What I want to know though is if my uterus is still below my pubic bone why is my stomach popping out so I can't wear regular pants, lol
Your uterus becomes quite large in pregnancy before it even comes above your pubic bone. So remember that your uterus has displaced everything else, scooting it all up and out! I definitely have a belly already, even though my uterus is just an inch or two above my pubic bone.
post #67 of 80
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Second trimester, Carmen! Woohoo!

Strange, I hadn't realized it, but I'm there too. And really happy about it. :-)

 

Yay! It's a pretty great place to be :)

post #68 of 80
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So, in other news, I had a weird thing happen the other day. Twice over the past week, I've needed to pee and could not pee. I just couldn't go. So I called the Ob, who said that this sometimes happens. It's not super common, but apparently sometimes the uterus pushes on the urethra, effectively blocking the pee. He said if it gets really bad, I may need to either wear a catheter or learn to self-catheterize myself. How awesome would that be? Not!!! smile.gif. The good news is that it usually resolves by like 13 weeks. I'm just hoping it doesn't

Melly, this sounds awful! I can't imagine having to self-catheterize!!! I was relieved to hear that it wasn't a kidney stone though. I got a tiny one during my pregnancy with DS because of all the calcium I was taking for leg cramps (without Magnesium or adequate water to balance) and it started out as needing to pee, but not being able to because the urethra was blocked by the stone. What followed was me writhing in pain on the ground, not knowing what had happened. I passed it pretty quickly (within an hour), but the pain was excruciating for something so tiny. Of course, there was no chance I was going to have to self-catheterize. That might be worse than an hour of pain! In any event, hope it resolves itself quickly!
post #69 of 80
Woo hoo to the girls in the second tri! I have between 0 and 2 weeks to go (depending on what measure you take - I've heard everything from 12-14 weeks) smile.gif. Have you all gone public yet? I'm waiting until my NT scan next week. I don't know why I'm having such a hard time believing that everything is going to be okay. It's not even like I'm nervous, more that I guess I just still don't believe that I'm pregnant. smile.gif. And yet, in the same breath, I will tell you that I cleaned out my closet this morning and, lo and behold, there were my favorite maternity jeans. I'm psyched!

Crafty, a kidney stone?!?! Geeze, I hope it's not that! But I still am only able to pee like 50% of the time. I've tried a bunch of different positions, but the only thing that consistently works is leaning backwards over the edge of my bed for a minute before I go. Sheesh. I sure hope this ends soon!
post #70 of 80
melly, that sounds uncomfortable!! I also hope it isn't kidney stones...I've never had them but I've heard they are very painful. Have you been tested for a bladder infection?

Has anyone been feeling consistent movement?? I was sure I was feeling the unmistakeable bubbles at least once a day but not for the last few days....baby has been asleep for my last two u/s so I haven't seen movement either!! I was 16 weeks when I felt DD kick regularly.
post #71 of 80
Apparently getting tater tots and soda last night (in an attempt to appease my stomach) was a very bad idea. redface.gif I ended up throwing up horrible acid, having chunks get stuck in my throat, had unbelievable burning, and then threw up blood. greensad.gif I still feel like I have something stuck in my throat/esophagus. MW says I may need to see a doc, at least if it happens again.

I'm so done with being sick!!!! greensad.gif 13.5 weeks and miserable. Ugh.
post #72 of 80
Heather, bummer.

I haven't been feeling well the last day or two. This is your last hurrah, m/s! In a few days I will be 12 weeks and then I require you to cease and desist!
post #73 of 80
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Woo hoo to the girls in the second tri! I have between 0 and 2 weeks to go (depending on what measure you take - I've heard everything from 12-14 weeks) smile.gif. Have you all gone public yet? I'm waiting until my NT scan next week. I don't know why I'm having such a hard time believing that everything is going to be okay. It's not even like I'm nervous, more that I guess I just still don't believe that I'm pregnant. smile.gif. And yet, in the same breath, I will tell you that I cleaned out my closet this morning and, lo and behold, there were my favorite maternity jeans. I'm psyched!

We went public last Friday when we were 13 weeks and heard the heartbeat again.

 

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Has anyone been feeling consistent movement?? I was sure I was feeling the unmistakeable bubbles at least once a day but not for the last few days....baby has been asleep for my last two u/s so I haven't seen movement either!! I was 16 weeks when I felt DD kick regularly.

Me, me, me!  I felt a good little kick last Saturday.  I know it wasn't gas, cuz I wasn't feeling bloated or gassy at the time.  The babe also rolled and brushed against my leg when I was bending over sitting on the potty when I was helping my DD on her potty.  Other than that like the bubble feeling esp. when I'm laying in bed before I go to sleep.  So exciting!!!

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Apparently getting tater tots and soda last night (in an attempt to appease my stomach) was a very bad idea. redface.gif I ended up throwing up horrible acid, having chunks get stuck in my throat, had unbelievable burning, and then threw up blood. greensad.gif I still feel like I have something stuck in my throat/esophagus. MW says I may need to see a doc, at least if it happens again.

I'm so done with being sick!!!! greensad.gif 13.5 weeks and miserable. Ugh.

Hugs Heather.  That really stinks. 

 

 

Oh my goodness I'm in love with bleu cheese dressing.  My DH brought home the ingredients the other night and I made it last night.  I just ate a small bowl of it by itself after having some on my salad for lunch.  Sooooooooo good!!!

 

I love my OB office.  They wanted to do a dating scan, but since I know my dates I called yesterday and told them I didn't want to do it and they were like ok, we'll cancel it.  I had other questions and my OB's nurse is just so nice.

 

I did find out from another mom at playgroup today that most of the nurses at the hospital I'm delivering at heavily frowns upon co-sleeping and like to keep the baby in the basinet.  I didn't put my DD in the basinet last time at all unless she was going to the nursery, so they are going to get some co-sleeping learnin' from me.  lol  I will roar at them if I need to.  lol  Sorry, but your not going to stop me from co-sleeping with my baby. 

post #74 of 80
It looks like my problems w my OB's resident are solved! I wrote OB a letter after my last appt to complain, and she called to follow up a week later. I went in today (11w) and had a great new resident. I'm really excited; she is warm, smart, sassy, and had fun nail polish. They couldn't find a HB w the Doppler, so they did an ultrasound. And we got to see our lil fetus w a winking heart. It was thrashing around and had a giant skull just like DH (and, I guess, like all 11w fetuses). It was so magical, and alleviates a great deal of my anxiety for the moment. They also explained more clearly why I will see a fetal specialist for ultrasounds from20+ weeks as to ensure there are no effects of my hypothyroid. OB also, w/o our prompting, told resident that I'm planning a nat'l birth which seems to be an exciting prospect for both of them.

Nausea continues along with waves of ravenous hunger. Went to whole foods and was annoyed that I still have no appetite for whole grains. Usually I love a barley or winter wheat, but these days, I only want white flours. And my protein sources are basically yogurt, cheese and an occasional bean in a burrito.

I've managed to alleviate some of my breast soreness in Zumba by wearing 2 jog bras. Outrageous, as I wore a b cup pre preg.

We told another friend last night, as the wife was nagging us to have kids. I couldn't keep a straight face, so I said 'conveniently I am 11 weeks preg' Her husband, who we are also v fond of, told my husband that the first 7 months were the worst in his life, which may have been truthful, but was also a bit terrifying for my husband to hear.

I hope the rest of your week is suprisingly easy with nausea clearing, health issues diminishing, and friends n families being exceedingly helpful!
post #75 of 80

October DDC is up. :)  I always get happy to see that.  One of the ways I measure my pregnancies.  :P

post #76 of 80
I agree with you, Harmie!! So awesome not to be the new kids on the block!!!
post #77 of 80
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We told another friend last night, as the wife was nagging us to have kids. I couldn't keep a straight face, so I said 'conveniently I am 11 weeks preg' Her husband, who we are also v fond of, told my husband that the first 7 months were the worst in his life, which may have been truthful, but was also a bit terrifying for my husband to hear.

I hope the rest of your week is suprisingly easy with nausea clearing, health issues diminishing, and friends n families being exceedingly helpful!

They nagged you about having kids and then told you it was 7 months of torture?! How...sweet. I guess it's hormones (or I'll blame it on that), but stories like that kind of make me want to facepunch rude people. I dunno- I always want to facepunch rude people, thoughI have never facepunched in my life. I just told that story to my husband and he was like "What?! The newborn stage was harder than I thought but such a joy." So there you have it. Balance. smile.gif

HeatherB, we are definitely living parallel lives right now. My nausea fixes never are. I haven't thrown up blood yet, but at this point, I wouldn't be surprised if I started crying it. Feeling so sick for so long seriously lays me low. If the weather were warmer, maybe I could have a little optimism, but while we're stuck in cruel winter, I kind of want to be a fluffy blanket burrito forever.
post #78 of 80

Felt a ton of movement on Saturday.  It was so cool.  I can't believe Friday is week 15 for me.  That means only 5 more weeks until I'm at the halfway mark.yikes2.gif  It's going way too fast, but I'm at that stage where I want to feel movement all the time, not just maybe that was the baby or one day every few.  KWIM?  Next Thurs. on Valentines day is my next OB appt.  I hope I'm still impressed.  I will have my lots of questions for him session next time.
 

post #79 of 80
Oh what a nice thought! I just hit 14 weeks but 15 is coming soon!! I am also feeling more movement but craving more. That's what makes pregnancy manageable!
post #80 of 80
how awesome that our babies are starting to talk via movement! I am 12-13 weeks and I've felt a couple gassy flutters. I just know it's the baby. I can't wait for another couple of weeks when I can report "real"movement! Enjoy, Cathy and Heather!
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