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post #41 of 85

Thanks for the advice Shiloh :) I think I'll call the doctor and see when I could reschedule. The thing is, that I've got another u/s scheduled for march 28, with the original doctor I saw (the one next week is with a new doctor that I was considering switching to). So I guess my next question is, is 12 weeks like crazy late for a first ultrasound?? Cause that's how far I'll be on the 28th. I'll be a little more than 10 weeks if I get one next week. In your opinion, is it totally abnormal to have a first u/s that late?

post #42 of 85
Are you doing screening?
12 weeks is fine if not.
If you are there's a schedule.
Or little stretches
"My doctor booked this appointment for a very important test for a specialist I'm seeing soon. I'm sure everything is fine but I have to have this checked out asap".
post #43 of 85

Dahlia how frustrating your leave got denied. Hmmm I personally would probably come clean, or at least say it was for a medical reason. I think you lovely ladies working right now are incredible, it's 2pm in the afternoon here and I'm not even out of my pyjamas. 

Would you need the entire day off? Or just a part day?

post #44 of 85

I asked if a half day would be an option, but they said that the only thing they could do would be that I could come in at 1030 instead... which doesn't help at all.

 

I'm getting the first trimester screening, but my doctor still scheduled that for when I'm 12 weeks... Which is why I made an appt with a different doctor, cause I wanted an ultrasound before 12 weeks. But now it seems like it's just going to be a pain in the ass for everyone, and if I have to reschedule, and my new appt were the following week, it'll only be a week between ultrasounds! haha. arrg!

post #45 of 85

Hi everyone!

 

I only have a second but I just wanted to say I'm fine and baby is fine :)  My computer got a virus and crashed so I had to wipe the hard drive and start over, BIG BUMMER but happy as a peachy plum to still have this little bean (or "medium sized grape") around.  Like Danielle said, I have a subchorionic hemorrhage too so I'm still having very slight spotting but nothing to be concerned about.  I'm just laying low and hoping for the best. 


Hope everyone is doing well and it warms my heart that you care <3

 

P.S.  SUPER CUTE sweater!

post #46 of 85

carrot.gif Yay Solielmama so pleased you are doing well! How annoying about your computer getting a virus that's not good. 

 

Well I survived the day without my husband, never made it out my p-j's though which was highly embarrassing when my neighbour came to visit to let me know his wee dog was in the yard playing with ours...... Who wears a bra these days anyway blush.gif

 

so happy it's nearly Friday I'm so tired. Really wanting to purchase some more pretty yarn to knit with for baby, I have a big stash but I have fallen in love with some lovely soft stuff from Uruguay. 

Still haven't caught the mouse in my house....... I don't want to kill it but I really don't want it in here. 

post #47 of 85
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Originally Posted by dahlia810 View Post

I asked if a half day would be an option, but they said that the only thing they could do would be that I could come in at 1030 instead... which doesn't help at all.

 

I'm getting the first trimester screening, but my doctor still scheduled that for when I'm 12 weeks... Which is why I made an appt with a different doctor, cause I wanted an ultrasound before 12 weeks. But now it seems like it's just going to be a pain in the ass for everyone, and if I have to reschedule, and my new appt were the following week, it'll only be a week between ultrasounds! haha. arrg!

In this (highly advanced/developed) country they do (for everyone) the blood (hcg free betas and papp-a) testing at 10 weeks, and then the first ultrasound to grab those measurements are done between weeks 11-14 (but since the mother chooses when to schedule that ultrasound, probably very can few wait until the late end of that three week window!).  I don't think 12 weeks is too late at all.

post #48 of 85
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 If only Precious were here to keep me company with her Redbush tea. By the way, once you are done, check out Celeste Vianatu (I think that's how you spell her name) trilogy: Breadfruit, Frangipani and Tiare in Bloom. They are comparable to #1DA.
Congrats on your book!  Thanks for the book recommendations, I'll definitely look into them!!!  I'm always drinking red bush tea.  Especially when reading #1DA!
 
 
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Serafina, that sounds like an interesting blog idea to me.
 
But my DD is cute about it. She's impatient for me to get the belly! She keeps asking when it's going to get big. lol.gif

Thanks!  I don't know if it would be interesting or not.  I need to see if some inspiration strikes for something that would have more general appeal than one person's personal journey, but still something I love to say a lot about that I can draw from personal experiences as frame of reference.  Living abroad, learning a difficult language, surviving abuse/divorce/legal battles, dating as a single mom, Pg/Birth/Motherhood when kids are under 10, blended families, international travel, online dating, online shopping, and worthwhile tv drama series.   I guess in order to touch on several of these, I just gotta make it a personal 'one american mom's musings abroad' or some such.  

Your daughter is adorable!  I need to tell mine but I've been waiting for these test results to know that this is a healthy pregnancy I can start to celebrate......

 

Danielle, freaking adorable sweater!!!!!  Love it.  You are talented.

 

 

I got my hcg beta and papp-a test results and they are fine.  Monday is the ultrasound and those measurements so if they are fine I guess I can just exhale.......  I don't know why I'm stressed about something that's like a 1 in 500 chance of happening but I am!

post #49 of 85

dahlia-  thanks for the benadryl tip. I'm going to look into that.  The near constant nausea is definitely getting to me. When I'm still lying in bed in the morning my stomach feels fine (its not til I actually start moving upright that it hits me) so I have taken to convincing DS to stay in bed reading stories or whatever for as long as possible or until my hunger pains outweigh the fear of nausea.

As far as timing ultrasounds, like other folks said it kind of depends on why you want the test/what you plan to do with the information.  With my first, DH and I had a long conversation about whether we would terminate and decided we wouldn't so I ended up only having one ultrasound at 18wks. 

 

danielle- that sweater is ridiculously cute. I'm not much of a knitter but I am starting a quilt for this baby. We should have a baby craft projects thread.  It would be fun to see what folks are working on.
 

 

afm-  All this talk about ultrasounds and genetic testing is making me think.  Being older and already having one very active child who exhausts me regularly makes me question how well I could cope with a child with any major medical or developmental problems. At the same time I feel pretty confident that if we did end up terminating I don't think I would ever want to get pregnant and risk having to go through that again.   Anyway, I'm only 33 so I'm not "required" to do testing and I'm definitely on the fence about it.  I couldn't even get an appointment with my midwives until I'll be 10 wks, which feels too late anyway.

My BFF is 8 months pregnant and did all the testing early on. It ended up being very traumatizing for her when they found that she was a CF carrier.  By the time they finally got the results back on her husband (which were fortunately negative) she was already 12+wks, had had an ultrasound, and was bonded.  It was so late in the game that she wished she hadn't done any of the tests at all.

post #50 of 85
Thanks guys, I feel better about waiting for my ultrasound on the 28th now. I've had my blood work done already for cf, at not quite 9 weeks. So I guess at this point I'll bite the bullet and wait til I'm 12 weeks for my first ultrasound.

Ciga, you're welcome, I definitely recommend it.

Danielle, suuuuper cute sweater!!

Soleilmama, glad everything's ok! Sorry about your computer troubles though!

Serafina, good luck on the tests you have coming up, though I'm sure you don't need the luck and everything is fine smile.gif
post #51 of 85
Oh, and I can't recall who said they were really dizzy upon standing, but I feel your pain! My vision spots out, and I get really dizzy when I stand up too. It's also the worst some mornings in the shower. I've had to sit down in the shower floor quite a few times to keep from fainting.
post #52 of 85

Danielle - I love the sweater!

Meagan - I gained 70 lbs with my daughter - 20 lbs more than I have ever gained before! Got stretch marks in places I didn't think possible! 

Dahlia - can you tell them it's a doctor's appointment? 

post #53 of 85

Danielle, the sweater is so sweet! Thanks for posting the pic! love.gif
 

post #54 of 85
Serenyd, the reason it's difficult to get off work sometimes is cause I'm a nanny, so if I'm not there it's not always easy to get someone to watch the kids. It's 3 families whose kids I watch at once. This is actually the first time they couldn't accommodate my request so I can't be too upset... it is what it is. And at least I have my 12 week ultrasound to look forward to. It doesn't seem like it's too far away at this point.
post #55 of 85

Oh right! I forgot you were a nanny. Too bad, you need a sub! 

post #56 of 85

Serenyd- That's the way it was with my daughter, my inner thighs look horrible!

post #57 of 85
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Serenyd- That's the way it was with my daughter, my inner thighs look horrible!

Yep, I've got them there too. 

post #58 of 85

Speaking of stretch marks, what products do you guys like/recommend for prevention? I use cocoa butter, and sweet almond oil all over, but especially on stretch mark prone areas.

post #59 of 85

They say Rosehip Oil is supposed to work wonders... I think my old stretch marks are way beyond that though!  Already they're getting more prominent from my first pregnancy... and as for the thighs, i just don't look while I've got my contacts in.  Without clear vision, my whole body is perfectly fine and my hair is so tidy :)  lol (and the floor is spotless)

post #60 of 85
Lol suzie. I like the way you think!
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