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Queer, Pregnant, & Parenting - April, May & June 2013! - Page 5post #81 of 6014/9/13 at 12:22pmomom, this is SO helpful, thank you!!!! I've just finished up my 14th week. I called my doc's office since I had the appt tonight anyway, and they made a note to collect a urine sample while I'm there to test for a UTI just in case. But this sounds a lot like what I'm experiencing, so I will try your tips for sure either way.post #82 of 6014/9/13 at 12:34pm
sphinxy - I remember being overwhelmed by it at the time, but had forgotten about it by the end of the pregnancy. It will hopefully be a short time frame for you and soon will be a thing of the past :)
I also remember lifting my uterus/belly with my hands (pushing it in and up to hold up my belly a bit). it did help too. I googled it then and found some helpful positions. Most say hands and knees with head on floor and bum in the air. If you are really stuck you can lay like that in the tub and pee in that position with a hot shower on your back... been there...lol.
also I stopped drinking water/etc after supper and tried to drink more in the day when I was up to pee.
but seriously. all of a sudden it wasn't an issue anymore. uterus was a tiny bit bigger and there was absolutely no more problems. I hope the same for you :) take care :)post #83 of 6014/9/13 at 4:03pmpost #84 of 6014/9/13 at 4:32pm
Congrats m&m and bigfoot! There is so something in the water.. er... internet connection!
ETA - By the way, I assume you'll have to wait until they are born to determine whether they are identical or fraternal, no? Or do you know that you caught two different eggs? I'm just curious, sorry if I'm prying...post #85 of 6014/9/13 at 4:57pmpost #86 of 6014/9/13 at 5:09pmpost #87 of 6014/9/13 at 5:10pmThread Starter
Yay, mrsandmrs and bigfoot! SO MANY MALES COMING FROM SO MANY FEMALES AROUND HERE!!! It's crazy rad.
I'm trying to keep up with y'all, but rarely have anything to say... baby.fatty, I'm hearing you on that first trimester exhaustion. But! I had my second appointment with my midwife today, and got to hear the baby's heartbeat! It was so loud and fast! It made me really happy.post #88 of 6014/9/13 at 5:33pmpost #89 of 6014/9/13 at 5:50pm
cordelia- how did the US go?
prettyisa- you have a beautiful little lady!
tourneymama- hope all your tests and busy day went well!
carmen - hope your trip goes well! keep those hose on!
lise - so sorry you have to be separated from half of your family...I hope little Miles is doing better!
esenbee2- it took a while for us to hear our heartbeat because of the placenta placement, which was really scary. I hope your next ultrasound goes well!
sphinxy- hope your bladder is doing better...I had the exact symptoms right around that time.
cananny- beautiful pics! Grow little man grow!
mrsandmrs & bigfoot- yay for boys!!! I'm sure that's what I'm having, too, just a feeling...
AFU: We had a big day Friday with my 3hr test and our 4D US. Luckily, I passed my test!!!! I only had one high number. The 4D was really awesome and entertaining to say the least. The tech said the 3hr test usually makes the baby have a sugar crash, so we did not get many front pics only profiles, which is fine. There really is a little person growing in there...I think DP was more freaked out than me! I will try and attach pictures.post #90 of 6014/9/13 at 7:06pmYay for all the good appointments! Erin, what a cutie!
mrsandmrs and Bigfoot- yay for boys! (Still not sure how I ended up with a girl in the mix).
Lise, thinking of you guys.
Isa, I meant to say before, what a cutie! Beautiful picture.
Carmen, hope you're hanging in there, and enjoying Japan.
AFM, I'll be 37 weeks on Thursday and every part of my body hurts. Seriously. My feet are the size of orcaspost #91 of 6014/9/13 at 7:12pmOops. I hit send too soon. Anyway, I'm huge. Everything hurts. Blah blah blah.
At the same time, I suddenly feel completely not ready for them to be here. It's not that we're not ready logistically, we are; I'm just having a final emotional freakout about going from being a family of three to a family of five. DP is predicting their arrival this week. I think we've got another week and a half still. We'll see!post #92 of 6014/9/13 at 7:38pmErin, cute!! Yay for good sugar!
Mrs and Bigfoot, boys are super fun!
Tigers, lol, you're never ready are you? I sure wasn't. I hope you can get comfy until they get here. And then once they come. Are you expecting/hoping to be able to nurse this time?
Our baby will be one soon. How did that happen? In this picture, I feel like he still looks more like a newborn than a toddler.post #93 of 6014/9/13 at 7:38pmpost #94 of 6014/10/13 at 9:49amSphynxy--that Herman's Hermits thing cracked me up. Glad things are sounding good in there!
Yay to Erin on passing the test!
And to Mrs and Bigfoot on little boys! That's so exciting!
Knitting--if you didn't freak out at least once about that I think something would be wrong. It's going to be a HUGE transition! Hopefully one that goes smoothly, though!
Seraf--I know, right? Edie looks like a kid now, not a baby.post #95 of 6014/10/13 at 10:10ampost #96 of 6014/10/13 at 10:27amHi Everyone,
Mrs: Two boys! Wow! I'm sorry that you're so tired again. I hope that the lovely second trimester energy finds you again soon!
Seraf: Look at that sleepy little guy. He is so sweet.
Knitting: I am very impressed with the excellent job you're doing of growing those babies. I can imagine it must be extremely uncomfortable right now, but way to go! It's exciting that you'll get to meet them soon, although I understand not being totally ready for the change.
Erin: Those are amazing pictures you have of your little one!
Granite: Hooray for the heartbeat! Was that on doppler? You're only a few weeks ahead of us, so it is amazing to me that we might only be a few weeks away from a doppler-able heartbeat!
Cananny: They are so sweet. Grow, Gage, grow!
AFM: Our 17-month-old is suddenly obsessed with climbing, especially the ways that climbing on things (chairs, counters, tables) allows him to get his hands on everything. It is an exhausting stage. Hopefully in a few weeks it will become less of a novelty and he won't need to climb quite as constantly.post #97 of 6014/10/13 at 10:54am
Thanks everyone for the reassurance. I feel much better today. (I think that the later it gets in the day, and the more tired and swollen I am, the less capable I feel of parenting two newborns.)
Seraf, great picture! I am planning to breastfeed. I had a pretty nightmarish time of it with DD (low supply/BFAR, poor latch, extreme pain, etc., etc., etc.), but I feel like I am much more prepared this time, and have a great support system in place. We've been meeting with an IBCLC who comes highly recommended, and she'll be at our house as needed after the birth. (I have to say that this is one area in which the difference between being a broke grad student parent and a reasonably well-paid professional parent with a bunch of FSA funds to spend is HUGE. With DD, we waited a long time to get good, professional help because we didn't have the money to pay the one good IBCLC in town who did home visits. I feel incredibly grateful to be able to set up the support that I need in this area, and have a way to pay for it. Of course, the Affordable Care Act means that more stuff is covered now too, which is great.) We have a huge stock of herbs and meds standing by (most of which are sharing the shelf with our liquor collection, which never ceases to crack me up), and I feel good about things. I'm trying to strike a balance between confidence ("I WILL breastfeed my babies!") and the knowledge that, particularly with twins, you just don't know what's going to happen. In any case, we're as prepared as we can be, I think! The one thing I'm nervous about is getting thrush from the antibiotics for Group B Strep. Packing some probiotics in the hospital bag and hoping for the best. (Actually, I'm just hoping that we get there so late there's no time for abx, so I can avoid all of this without the drama of officially refusing them.)
Going to do our taxes this afternoon. I ran them online last week and figured that we owe a ton of $$. DP refuses to believe that I did them correctly, so we're going to the accountant. Hopefully we won't be paying her $200 to tell us that we owe a ton of $$.:/ DP has promised that if the tax situation is less dire than I have predicted, he will buy me a fancy glider for nursing/snuggling the babies. Fingers crossed!post #98 of 6014/10/13 at 10:57am
Oh, Escher, I meant to say that DD went through a crazy climbing stage at about that age. It was exhausting and scary (and included an incident in which she fell off of the couch, bit her tongue, and spurted enough blood to make our living room look like the set of a horror movie). It subsided relatively quickly, and now she's the kind of child who can be left on her own without fear of her scaling furniture, playing with knives, etc. Good luck!post #99 of 6014/10/13 at 11:43am
Oh, babies! So exciting. We picked a name--Amadora Charlotte. Our little girl is doing well! (backstory-->) I got fifth's disease (or parvovirus b19) when I was 20 weeks. No big deal, unless you're pregnant. So we have to have weekly ultrasounds for 10 weeks to make sure our little darlin doesn't develop anemia as a result (worst-case scenario, baby could need blood transfusion before they are born). It was a little scary, as for a few weeks her blood was moving a bit fast (they monitor bloodflow in an artery in the brain via ultrasounds) and she looked like she was heading toward becoming anemic, but then, as apparently happens in many cases, it began to level out and even slow to a more normal speed the last two weeks. The O.B. (we have a midwife, but have been seeing a wonderful O.B. who is dealing with the parvovirus issue) does not seem to be concerned. We have three more ultrasounds to make sure, but she is looking healthy and adorable! Plus-side of all this: we have LOTS of extra pictures! After we finish with the ultrasounds, I am going to make her first little photo album -- of before she was born! Pretty cool :) We were only going to get the 20 week ultrasound, but since we had to have so many extra, it sure is fun to see her all the time!post #100 of 6014/10/13 at 12:54pmThread Starter
Hurrah for healthy u/s, Cocobird! And a lovely name too.
Knitting, I hear you on the thrush concerns... I seriously *cannot* take antibiotics without getting a yeast infection, even though I already eat homemade yoghourt every day and take tons of probiotics leading up to and while on the drugs. I hope that your system is less sensitive than mine, and you can avoid that hassle! FX that it all works out for you... And for an excellent birth!
Yes, escher, it was just a little handheld doppler that the midwife used... I didn't think she'd find the baby, and told her it wasn't a big deal, but she said it could take several minutes sometimes, just to find the right angle... Then boom! There it was! Galloping horses! Amazing! 155 bpm, which the midwife said was fast but in a good range for 10 weeks. I hope you get to hear yours soon too!
We should all keep planning appts for the same days, LOL... So nice to get so many updates at once!
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