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post #121 of 219

End of the month for the u/s! I have to call and change it, though, so the h can be there too...I hope it doesn't put it off for too long! I change my mind every single day about what I think it is. Not feeling very much movement yet, either. Every so often, and then its not entirely distinguishable, so it wil be nice to see an active, healthy baba on the screen. MissBrea, my first was a dynamo in utero, and she was the same after- always moving, very active.She actually also kept the sleep schedule she had in utero for about the first 18 months (fell asleep around 2 or 3am, slept until 5 or six, then again until 10. At least I was used to it, by the time she was born). 

post #122 of 219

We a great ultrasound yesterday. All is normal!  The baby was all snuggled up in a ball with legs crossed so determining the gender was hard...and then voila! Girlie bits! Yep. A Girl! Woo-hoo! energy.gif

 

The umbilical chord was between her legs so we had to do some double-checking, but then we saw the "hamburger sign." 

 

The OB was awesome, too! He said everything right regarding my worries about VBAC! My husband and I are feeling a lot more comfortable and confident about our decision to make a 2 hr drive to deliver this baby.

post #123 of 219

Forgot to add: I have an anterior placenta which is why I haven't been as many definitive movements. 

 

And somehow after knowing I have a lil lady in me and getting to see her suck her thumb...or at least try to....well, it is all seems so real and exciting.  I am overwhelmed with a magical feeling this morning.

post #124 of 219

Aw, yay earthwalker!  Such an awesome feeling!  

post #125 of 219

Congrats on a little girl, earthwalker!

post #126 of 219
Michelle- I'm still waiting, too. We don't find out until 20 weeks- Aug. 14th.
post #127 of 219
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By the way, does anyone know if activity in utero has any relationship with the energy level of the child once it's born?  My husband and I are very quiet, sedate people and a whirlwind of a child would be hard to adapt to! I'd like to know what we can expect....

 

So far, mine have been just like they were in womb. #1 was a spazz in utero and outside was adverse to sleep and quite colicky. #2 was much calmer and is a pretty chill kid. I'm sure that's not necessarily true for everyone. Plus, #1 had a stressful pregnancy, a very traumatic birth and was separated from me for 4 days in the NICU, so I think that has a lot to do with her personality as well.

post #128 of 219
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We had our amino this morning, and an u/s with it. Everything on the u/s looks good, and we found out we are having a BOY!!! DH and I are still in shock, but it was clear as day!! Little guy had his legs wide open, lol. Still not in the clear, but we'll have our amino results in a few days, and level 2 u/s in a couple of weeks. Anterior placenta ;p
post #129 of 219
Had my u/s today! Babe had it's legs closed, then the cord gathered between the legs. The tech's best guess is...BOY!
post #130 of 219

How do you feel about the tech making a "best guess", owl?  Do you think it's a boy or now will you just see when it's born?!  

post #131 of 219

Congratulations all!  Lida, praying the results are all clear so you can enjoy the rest of this pregnancy in peace!

 

My ultrasound is tomorrow - but I've pretty much relaxed about this umbilical cord thing. Not much I can do anyway. Beside, the movements and kicks have been pronounced (saw my belly move twice) so that has been comforting. Little boy is moving around a lot, some of the kicks have been very low and then I'd get one close to my ribs..

 

 

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Originally Posted by missbrea View Post

By the way, does anyone know if activity in utero has any relationship with the energy level of the child once it's born?  My husband and I are very quiet, sedate people and a whirlwind of a child would be hard to adapt to! I'd like to know what we can expect....

 

For me it was true. I only have so far but she's is quite the opinionated little one. I know they all are but she's definitely more than average (she used to throw fits if I did not peel the banana correctly), had strong opinions how to breastfeed even as a baby. She used to be a restless sleeper as a baby. And honestly, it fit with her activity in utero. She moved a lot and I felt her early on (she kept switching between breech and head down until around 32 weeks). She also had an opinion (in utero!) on which side I should sleep on and would constantly kick me until I switched sides. Needless to say I did not sleep well the last two months because of hip pain on her preferred side. 

post #132 of 219

Congratulations all!  Lida, praying the results are all clear so you can enjoy the rest of this pregnancy in peace!

 

My ultrasound is tomorrow - but I've pretty much relaxed about this umbilical cord thing. Not much I can do anyway. Beside, the movements and kicks have been pronounced (saw my belly move twice) so that has been comforting. Little boy is moving around a lot, some of the kicks have been very low and then I'd get one close to my ribs..

 

 

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Originally Posted by missbrea View Post

By the way, does anyone know if activity in utero has any relationship with the energy level of the child once it's born?  My husband and I are very quiet, sedate people and a whirlwind of a child would be hard to adapt to! I'd like to know what we can expect....

 

For me it was true. I only have one so far but she's is quite the opinionated little one. I know they all are but she's definitely more than average (she used to throw fits if I did not peel a banana correctly), had strong opinions how to breastfeed even as a baby. She used to be a restless sleeper as well. And honestly, it fit with her activity in utero. She moved a lot and I felt her early on (she kept switching between breech and head down until around 32 weeks). She also had an opinion (in utero!) on which side I should sleep on and would constantly kick me until I switched sides. Needless to say I did not sleep well the last two months because of hip pain on her preferred side. 

post #133 of 219
Lida that is wonderful news that the ultrasound looks normal! Mine looked normal and we got offical results from the amnio yesterday, everything was negative! I am so ecstatic and can finally enjoy my pregnancy again. This is my first baby with a posterior placenta and I have noticed a huge difference in movement. This is so exciting with everyone finding out!
post #134 of 219

I just read the whole chat thread, I hope everyone who is waiting to find out news gets great news. Waiting is so hard...especially when you're worried. We aren't finding out the sex of our baby. We have had two surprises, and this will be our third. In fact, I'm not having an ultrasound unless my midwife recommends one for some reason. I have my 18 week appointment on Saturday and I'm excited:). I'm "due" December 26th. I looked at the due date thread and it looks like I'm the only one on that day. I'm not hazarding a guess on sex this time. I have guessed boy twice and was wrong both times.

post #135 of 219

yay on the normals!! I just confirmed my appointment for next Thursday- seems like forever away! but I send texts to our whole family so that they can get amped up for the big reveal...I still cant believe I'm finding out this time. Its so much more fun on the birthday to have the big news, but I just can't stand the wait this time. 

post #136 of 219
Yay for good news, Steph and Lida! Lily, I hope everything went well at your ultrasound today. Glad you've been able to relax about it for now.

Bibi, I'm due the 12th, but expecting my baby to come on the 26th. That's 42 weeks for me, which is when my babies tend to come.

My ultrasound is FINALLY tomorrow! I'm going crazy here! The kids keep asking me how much longer, too. I just have to get through another 24 hours -- actually, closer to 23 hours until I leave the house to pick up DH and head for the doctor. joy.gif

So, I'm kind of fascinated by the little baby prince who was born yesterday. I'm not usually one to fawn over royalty or celebrity, but they seem like a nice young couple, and it's nice that they're having their baby while I'm waiting for mine! I can't wait to find out what they're naming him. Also, I kind of feel sorry for Kate. I bet she doesn't get to post on parenting message boards and get that awesome support that we get here, because if someone figured out it was her, everyone would be sticking their noses into every little thing she said. I also wonder if her birthing choices were limited by her duty to be a good Duchess, and tradition, and the fact that everybody is looking over her shoulder. I was just reading an article that actually mentioned that they'd declined to say whether Kate (a week past due) was induced or went into labor naturally. What a rude thing to ask!

I also found it amusing / ridiculous that one American tourist who was waiting to see Kate and the baby discharged from the hospital said, "Americans are British after all, and we don't have a Royal Family, which is why we go so crazy for days like this."

LOL. Really, Americans are British? I think my French, Italian, German, and Dutch ancestors would disagree. I bet my Irish ancestors wouldn't really agree either, considering they came here specifically to get away from the English.
post #137 of 219

Michelle, I'm kind of obsessed with the baby prince too. I read somewhere that she wanted to have a waterbirth. I hope Kate got the birth she was hoping for. My last baby came at 43 weeks, and the one before came at 38. I have no clue what to expect. It's nice to know that yours "cook" for 42 weeks. Hope the ultrasound goes well tomorrow!

 

I know what you mean about it being harder not finding out Roisin. I have been telling my hubby that for weeks. The suspense is killing me this time....and yet here I sit...not knowing.

post #138 of 219

I didn't find out until my fifth, and I even liked the surprises before that...not anymore, I had reached my threshold of that level of surprise I guess!

 

I didn't even know the baby Prince was born!!  I love the royal family.  I joke about how on the 4th of July I should wear a sign that says, "ENGLAND:  Nobody asked me if I wanted to stay a part of Britain or not!  Please take me back!"  hahaha!  

 

Hooray for all the worry being over for people waiting for testing!  

 

Starving, need to go eat!!

post #139 of 219

Just saw the news yesterday. I also thought they looked very sweet and I found it really nice of prince William that he put the baby himself in the car and drove himself. Kind of makes him looks like a normal dad love.gif.  I think I read somewhere she wanted a natural birth and that's why they waited long past her due date.  She looked very well considering she just gave birth so I'm going with she probably got what she want.

 

Stephaniqua - Congratulations on the negative amino!

 

So today is the ultrasound and I can hardly wait! I think we don't have to wait for results because the doctor himself does the ultrasound om.gif

 

ETA - Bibi, welcome! Would you like me to add you to the due date list?


Edited by LilyKay - 7/24/13 at 12:37am
post #140 of 219

Hi all! New poster here, first time mommy-to-be. Just had my 20 week US last week- what an incredible experience- to see the little one moving while I was feeling it was indescribable. Everything looked normal. My mother-in-law and midwife came with me and my DP, and my mother-in-law was the only one of us to find out the sex. I thought I wanted to keep it a surprise, but it's kind of killing me that someone else knows more about my babe than me!!

 

Wondering if anyone has dealt with cord blood banking on any level. If anything, I'm interested in donating it, and curious if that can be done in a homebirth/midwife context. Also, I read somewhere that by taking that cordblood, you are depriving your baby of that which it really needs. Anyone have any insight on any of this?

 

Things are going pretty smoothly- gained 20 pounds so far (started off 5'3, about 120 pounds)- been reading that I should expect to gain 1/2 to 1 pound each week from here on out which is a little scary as 20 so far seems like a lot for me. Maybe it's just that I've never been here before, but it's been a bit of a psychological battle with me to accept not fitting into ANYTHING anymore, and haven't for a while.

 

Also, anyone know of any issues with getting a lot of soy protein while pregnant?

 

Thanks everyone :) I have really enjoyed reading (and now participating) in this thread!

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