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post #21 of 59

Patti - glad you got to see a wiggly baby! How's the morning sickness/fatigue?

 

Oana- welcome. Beautiful painting!

 

Mattie - that's hilarious! is DSS still with you or has he gone back already?

 

mamasarah - sounds like you are on the way to a healthy normal pregnancy! Hope you get good news soon so you get some peace of mind and can enjoy the ride smile.gif

 

I'm feeling more energetic than I have for months, so I got a ton of housework done yesterday. We also have a tax-free shopping period for back-to-school in Georgia so I bought a ton of new clothes that actually fit this weekend and didn't spend half my savings to do it. Nice to be more comfy again.

post #22 of 59

Totally off your current conversation, but I wanted to celebrate with those who would understand....

Baby #1 - 2006, Baby #2 - 2008, Baby #3 - 2010, lost at 11w3d, Baby #4. 2012 - lost at 6w5d.... Baby #5 - work in progress at 11w 5d, heard heartbeat and feeling movement.

I think we're going to make it! I am soooo relieved and excited!

post #23 of 59
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by mommyndoula View Post

Totally off your current conversation, but I wanted to celebrate with those who would understand....

Baby #1 - 2006, Baby #2 - 2008, Baby #3 - 2010, lost at 11w3d, Baby #4. 2012 - lost at 6w5d.... Baby #5 - work in progress at 11w 5d, heard heartbeat and feeling movement.

I think we're going to make it! I am soooo relieved and excited!


joy.gif You passed your milestone and saw a lovely little heartbeat.gif Wonderful! Would you like me to add you and your EDD to the header?

 

Chelsea, I am doing better but I am still sick everyday, just not all day. It looks like you, Oana and I are all GA girls!

post #24 of 59

mommyndoula - Yay! Congrats!

 

Patti and Oana - We should plan a GA girls lunch! I can tag along on one of DH's trips to his other office. Glad you're feeling better.

post #25 of 59

Patti!- I'm SO glad you got to see your baby!!

 

Oana- Welcome!

 

Mama sarah- I'm glad it seems like you are healing, and hope it doesn't take too long to get the report back.

 

Chelsea- Hearing that you are getting some relief gives me hope.

 

Mommyndoula- YAY!!!

 

AFM-  WOOT!!!! We heard the heartbeat today!!!!!!!!  I cried.  DSS got to hear too, which was awesome!  The midwife, put the doppler on him too, so he could hear how his HB sounded different than the baby's.  We went to Target and picked out a few baby outfits to celebrate!  (DSS got some new PJs)

 

The other day I said that I thought the baby needed a nickname, because I didn't want to keep calling it "it".  DSS picked "Blueberry," so, Blueberry it is.  DSS is staying with us at least a little longer.  He was supposed to go back tomorrow, but we have been advised not to send him.  We are still waiting on a ruling from the judge about temporary custody.  We were supposed to have it today, but hopefully it will arrive tomorrow.

 

I keep thinking maybe my symptoms are getting a little better, but then I do too much, and get hit with them all over again.  I just have to rest rest rest.

post #26 of 59
mommyndoula congrats!! Certainly reason to celebrate smile.gif!!

mattie do glad you heard the heartbeat!! I cry every time I hear our sweet little babe's too!!
post #27 of 59
Meant to type *so, not "do"!
post #28 of 59

Mattie - I cried too. Crossing my fingers for good news from the judge today! I hope you get at least a little clarity on a sticky mess. hug.gif

post #29 of 59
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Originally Posted by pattimomma View Post


joy.gif You passed your milestone and saw a lovely little heartbeat.gif Wonderful! Would you like me to add you and your EDD to the header?

 

 

Sure. (EDD: 2/27)


And thanks everyone!!

post #30 of 59
Wow so much good news on this thread -- healthy beating hearts and wriggling babies smile.gif It's finally starting to feel real!
post #31 of 59
I just had to schedule my next dentist appointment for after baby's arrival (and they all but begged me to bring baby along:)). We'll have kissable squeezable real babies before we know it!
post #32 of 59

had my first appointment at the OB clinic today. It went extremely well. We did hear the heart beat. The main reason I'm happy is that we are in a high risk hospital and I want a natural birth if possible. So, I've been very worried about how the hospital might react to that given that they have a high rate of c-sections and interventions. The great news is they are extremely supportive of natural birth. They are very family oriented and even suggested I hire a doula (which I have) and write a birth plan (which I will), something I had been told a lot of hospitals are resistant to. 

post #33 of 59

GA girls: would be happy to get together for lunch! I am in Atlanta.

 

 

mommyndoula (I am a doula too, btw!) -- such a wonderful milestone, congratulations!

 

I am expecting the results from the Panorama genetic test in a few days, please cross your fingers for a great report!

 

O.

post #34 of 59

I'm confused. Is this our monthly chat thread or is this just for those who have experienced losses?

post #35 of 59
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by JosieAK View Post

I'm confused. Is this our monthly chat thread or is this just for those who have experienced losses?


It's a monthly chat for those expecting a rainbow baby (pregnant again after a miscarriage, stillbirth or infant loss).

post #36 of 59
Thread Starter 

quietmama, thinking of you! Hope everything is still good! flowersforyou.gif
 

post #37 of 59

Didn't think I'd write this but: my hospital is being super awesome! We can't go the midwife route because we've been put into the high risk category. We're at the super high risk hospital in Toronto (Canada's largest city) and I've been really worried about how to try for a natural birth at that hospital. A natural birth is very important to me for a number of reasons. In addition to it being better for the baby and bonding, I'm also very concerned about my mental health. I have a trauma history and a lot of it involves fixating on the medical experiences after the trauma which have been forever tied to trauma for me. 

 

I met with the nurse practitioner from my OB team last week, she set me up with a social work appointment. Met with the social worker yesterday. She was amazing! She told me to stop worrying about the extra support person I want they'd make sure I got it. They also have peri-natal psychiatrists. Currently I'm waiting for an appointment with general psychiatry with my doctor's clinic, but the doctors can get me in faster with the peri-natal specialists and they specialize in pre and post natal and have three trauma specialists on staff. So I'll get psychiatric support from the same person throughout the pregnancy and after for post partum if I need it. They continue to be awesome because they actually have trauma nurse specialists. I'll be set up with one for the clinic who will help me write a birth plan (did I mention this hospital is fully on side with me writing a birth plan and encouraged me to get a doula!) and because it will be written by the nursing team they'll put it into my chart before I'm even admitted and it will follow me through admissions, triage, labour and post-partum. Also, they have trauma labour and delivery and post-partum nurses. They are arranging that I'll have one nurse throughout labour and I won't have residents coming in and out of the room or be put on nurse rotations. Same for post-partum I'll have one dedicated nurse both have trauma training. 

 

I'm feeling so much better about a hospital birth now!

post #38 of 59
Thread Starter 

Beagle, That is awesome news about your hospital! I am really impressed. I have never heard of any hospital being so serious about their mental health care.

 

AFM - Got the results from my Harmony test, no trisomies and it's a boy.
 

post #39 of 59
Congratulations patti!!! That's wonderful news! Were you expecting a boy or not sure? Have you told your other kiddos the gender yet?

beagle I'm also super impressed with your hospital. Super happy you're finding what you need in the context of a hospital birth. I'm not high risk or anything but I'm having to give birth in a hospital as well when I'd have preferred a birthing center. Those don't really exist where we live now and even if they did I know our insurance wouldn't cover it since they are already freaking about this hospital not being up to "American standards" which always wants to make me point out the c-section rate and the rate of maternal and neonatal mortalities in the US as compared to other countries... In any case I really like my OB here and the hospital itself is wonderful -- the standard of care has been amazing so far and the birthing suites are impressively luxurious -- something we'd never be able to afford in the US!

AFM a bit disappointed that MS seems worse this week than it has been in a long time! I was banking on week 13 being being a walk in the park!
Edited by oasis84 - 8/18/13 at 10:05pm
post #40 of 59

Congratulations, Patti!

 

Waiting for my Panorama, should hear any day now. Would lie if I said I wasn't nervous.
 

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