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post #41 of 108
i dont really need to do much of anything before this baby comes around the house. it will sleep in here with us for six months at least so I dont feel any rush to move the older kids into sharing a room. it will come. all I need is a bigger vehicle and I think I have a plan worked out for that. and then just hauling stuff out of storage. it feels really weird to not be acquiring and organizing this time. but ive got my diso wrap one the way and that and a few diaps will do us. and a bigger car.... anyone want to tell me about their favorite seven seaters?
post #42 of 108
The antibiotic I took was azithromycin, Z-pack. I was on Day 4 when I posted, have now taken the full course, and I am recovering only slowly still. But I think I might be able to go back to work tomorrow. I am going to try chiropractic today and see if that will snap me out of it.
post #43 of 108

I just had my 25(!!) week appt and I've gained about 3 lbs since early December, so 7 total.  It seems like hardly anything (I think my gain in the past 2 pregnancies would be at least twice that to this point), but my doctor said everything looks good. I am not extremely overweight, but also not tiny.  Here's hoping that this paves the way for a good finish to the pregnancy and a nice head start to feeling good and getting active once the baby is here. 

The other awesome thing is that my doc started to give me the lab form for the gestational diabetes test and I said, "do I have to?" and she said absolutely not!  You can totally opt out of that!  I replied that I didn't see any reason to do it and I have no risk factors for it, and she totally agreed, so yay - no gross sugar drink for me!

post #44 of 108
I might try to opt out this time too. I have gained 40-60 lbs in previous pregnancies and never had it but I am plateauing at 12-15 lbs so far and have no indications of GD or risk factors. It wouldnt be a big deal for me to drink it except for having to sit around the lab while waiting for the draw and having to taste the nasty crap.

Is anybody else getting hit with the mid-winter mid-pregnancy blahs? I have stuff to get done in the house and my kids have ben playing great together and have been sleeping so I feel like dont have a lot o actually complain about but the weather sucks, food aversions are back, stuck with stupid heartburn, and my energy is totally lagging. I m taking floradix, vit c, and my regular vit but if I want to start a project AND complete it I have been sucking down more coffee than I really should. : (

Today I decided to go through my oldest 2 girls' clothes and am just about done with that. Tomorrow I am hoping to start washing the newborn through 12 month size stuff that hasa nice dusting of old soot all over it from DH taking down the old chimney. Hoping to get some of this type stuff done so the second it is even close to reasonably nice out I can focus on our outdoors projects. I am just hoping I am not too uncomfotable by then since I am starting to get more aches and pains already. (Although, my feet havr been feeling way better lately for some reason.)
post #45 of 108
Saw my midwife Tuesday. My 7 year old has been so excited to meet her and he was thrilled to come! We've also started watching birth videos with both my boys. They are so excited and it's fun to watch them figure things out and ask questions.

My midwife said I'd have the blood draw for the diabetes test next month. I just have to consume 50g of sugar 30 minutes before my appt and she'll do the blood draw during my appt.

Going to prenatal yoga tonight , a studio by me just started a class and I'm really looking forward to it.
post #46 of 108
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and a bigger car.... anyone want to tell me about their favorite seven seaters?

 

We're in need of a newer van too and what I really want is either a Sienna or an Odyssey, 2010ish. I can't afford new but I'm so sick of really old vehicles! We've got a Mercury Villager which is actually not bad for carseats as far as old vans go, but it has lots wrong with it and it's too old for ordering new parts.  We can make an infant seat fit with what we've got but it will be tight and I would so much rather have a newer, safer vehicle.  I'm a car seat tech and I've learned that a lot of vans can't always do multiple carseats very well, and I have two in boosters and I'll have two rear facing and often transport an extra kid or two.  I'm a little sad we can't do a station wagon anymore.
post #47 of 108

Is a group leader like a moderator? Watch for spam and fights?  I can help if you want.

 

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Is anyone interested in being a group leader? I'm currently the only active one, and, while I'm not resigning, I'm currently working 60 hour weeks and not really able to keep a close eye on things, so I thought it would be a good idea to have one or two more. Thankfully, you all are a good group and it hasn't exactly been a demanding job!

post #48 of 108
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The other awesome thing is that my doc started to give me the lab form for the gestational diabetes test and I said, "do I have to?" and she said absolutely not!  You can totally opt out of that!  I replied that I didn't see any reason to do it and I have no risk factors for it, and she totally agreed, so yay - no gross sugar drink for me!

 

I was around a blood sugar sniffing service dog today, and am tempted to just consider that my GD test. I'll probably do fingersticks at some point soon - that seems much more sensible to me than the GTT. I had a blood draw the other day and realized afterwards that I really should have just thrown in an A1C, which isn't the most reliable indicator for GD (it gives a rough average of blood sugar over the past 3 months, so won't show a new onset problem), but would have been vaguely interesting. 

 

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Is a group leader like a moderator? Watch for spam and fights?  I can help if you want.

 

Basically. Maybe post something if things are seeming quiet, but watching for problems is the main thing, and so far it really hasn't been an issue.

post #49 of 108

I just had about the best day, while feeling entirely yukky!  I took my kids to a friend's place this morning, with the pre-made plan to stay for the day, and then dinner, but originally I had offered to watch their kids too, so they could get out skiing or whatever.  Then yesterday evening I ended up with the worst upset stomach, diarhhea, etc and was feeling just awful today, but decided to take the kids over anyway.  When I got there, I sort of fessed up to feeling pretty crappy, and my friend and her husband were like, "why don't we take the kids swimming and you can just lie around here an nap and stuff all day?"  So I ended up having this 3 hour nap, all by myself while these wonderful people took 5 kids to the pool, and then they made dinner, I picked up my husband who's doing renovation work at our house, they fed us dinner, and I am feeling better and have avoided the rush to the toilet for about 6 hours now!  Feeling so thankful right now, and more optimistic about tomorrow (another solo day with the kids, while H keeps working on the house).

post #50 of 108

That sounds like a really nice day :)  It's good to have friends who can help share the load.

post #51 of 108

Getting really tired of this round ligament pain business. I didn't have any at all with my first, but it's gotten progressively worse with each one. The last few days it seems to be every time I change position suddenly. 

post #52 of 108
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I'm going to see the midwife today.  I suppose I'll have the one ultra sound that is required.  They like to do it at 18-20 weeks, but I cancelled last month's appointment, and now I'm almost 24wks.  I'm not one that feels the need to see my baby.  I'm also concerned that they'll tell me it has cysts on its brain, down syndrome, missing limbs, a heart condition etc...I seriously have 5 friends who have been told these things and then everything was resolved by the next ultrasound.  And I don't have many friends who have children yet...so this is a high percentage of them!  Anyways, I hope to hear that everything is good, but don't believe I'll completely freak out if there are "abnormalities."

 

I've gained 13lbs since my last appointment. duh.gif I hope they don't talk to me about it, because I already know I shouldn't be gaining 2lbs a week.  I'm going to try to be better...Part of me is now hoping for twins so I can feel better about the weight :)  I still feel that I am measuring quite big.  My fundus is a good 5 inches above my belly button, I'm 23w4d.  This is my first baby and I'm 100% positive of my dates.  But supposedly Diastasis Recti can mess up fundal height.  We'll see.  This will be the first appointment my husband has attended. 

post #53 of 108
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I've gained 13lbs since my last appointment. duh.gif I hope they don't talk to me about it, because I already know I shouldn't be gaining 2lbs a week.  I'm going to try to be better...Part of me is now hoping for twins so I can feel better about the weight :)  I still feel that I am measuring quite big. 

 

I started taking liquid iron supplements this weekend and I feel like a different person, and eating!  Finally it feels good to eat!  I think from this being my third pregnancy in 5 years, having started running pretty seriously this summer, losing some weight (and maybe being a tiny bit old!) I was probably a bit iron depleted.  So I'm pretty sure that now I feel good I am going to go from minimal gain to more like you, MrsGail, and frankly, I really don't care now that finally, at 25 weeks, I feel good!  (other than the heartburn :irked - there's always something!).  But don't freak out too much about weight gain or size of your belly - as I recall from the belly thread you were pretty tiny to begin with, and some people gain on the front end, less toward 3rd trimester.  My mom was saying this weekend that with all three of her kids she gained like 15-20 pounds in the second trimester, but only gained the "normal amount" - like 25 lbs total for the whole pregnancy.  She was very slim to start off. My gain has always been in the second trimester too (other than this time)...Twins would be pretty neat though - or so I think, having never had twins :)

post #54 of 108
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I didn’t get an ultrasound today. The technician wasn’t there. They said the midwife could give me one, but I would still have to come in again for the complete scan (that will give me permission to deliver at the birth center.) Not being a fan of ultrasounds, I declined the one I could have had today. 

 

She said I was measuring a bit big, but still within the normal range. I guess I can’t blame my extra weight gain on the possibility of twins… 

 

Thanks for the encouragement manysplinters. I seriously don’t feel like I’ve gained 20lbs just since the 2nd trimester started. 

Nobody believes me when I tell them I have. I don’t feel big. I don’t feel more jiggily. I don’t know where it went—because I don’t feel like it’s all in my belly. I have definitely been letting myself enjoy food more—I’ve also been taking iron for a few weeks since I had some weird breathing thing going on. Maybe that’s helping my appetite. I still wouldn’t say I have any cravings, I just love everything! I open the fridge in the morning and can’t decide what to have for breakfast because everything sounds SOOOOO good. And my fridge is a bit on the bare side right now---at any other time I would probably be thinking “There’s nothing to eat around here!” LOL.

post #55 of 108

I know! me too.

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Getting really tired of this round ligament pain business. I didn't have any at all with my first, but it's gotten progressively worse with each one. The last few days it seems to be every time I change position suddenly. 

post #56 of 108
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I'm going to see the midwife today.  I suppose I'll have the one ultra sound that is required.  They like to do it at 18-20 weeks, but I cancelled last month's appointment, and now I'm almost 24wks.  I'm not one that feels the need to see my baby.  I'm also concerned that they'll tell me it has cysts on its brain, down syndrome, missing limbs, a heart condition etc...I seriously have 5 friends who have been told these things and then everything was resolved by the next ultrasound.  And I don't have many friends who have children yet...so this is a high percentage of them!  Anyways, I hope to hear that everything is good, but don't believe I'll completely freak out if there are "abnormalities."

 

I've gained 13lbs since my last appointment. duh.gif I hope they don't talk to me about it, because I already know I shouldn't be gaining 2lbs a week.  I'm going to try to be better...Part of me is now hoping for twins so I can feel better about the weight :)  I still feel that I am measuring quite big.  My fundus is a good 5 inches above my belly button, I'm 23w4d.  This is my first baby and I'm 100% positive of my dates.  But supposedly Diastasis Recti can mess up fundal height.  We'll see.  This will be the first appointment my husband has attended. 

 

I totally understand the dread of 'finding' things.  At our last U/S they told us my placenta was over the cervix so I have to have another U/S in a few weeks to make sure it is moving "up" and away from it or we may be looking at a c-section.  As for the measurements, I measured 2 weeks "ahead" of our due date last week.  I freaked out for a few minutes but then looked up possible reasoning and placenta previa is one, among other things (like this being my third baby) but I'm with you - I feel HUGE for the week I am in! 

 

The hips have started to pop a lot more.  I shifted and turned at the same time on one foot the other day and it felt like my tailbone popped.  Is that even possible?  LOL

post #57 of 108
My first u/s "big panic!" placenta over cervix, next u/s it had moved but "big panic!" soft marker for down syndrome, next u/s it had "disapeared". I dont put much stalk in u/s until very close to delivery.

I havent been posting much. I have been such a crab! I am so burnt out of winter and being hardly able to go anywhere and I feel like my due date and Spring are soooo far away : ( Our projects that were suppse to "take off" after Christmas have yet to get started b/c the guy that was going to give us a quote is just now coming over to talk to us tonight, meanwhile we have $2000+ worth of remodeling supplies...
post #58 of 108

I am skipping the U/S this time... I keep starting out my pregnancies thinking I'll get a midwife and an U/S just to be on the safe side, but by the time I get to this point I'm content to UP/UC :) I don't want anybody freaking me out over imagined shadows.  If anything seems abnormal I can reconsider. 

Bailey it's that time of year. So many people I know are really struggling with the blahs. It's not too bad for me, for once, but I am way behind where I wanted to be with our homeschooling and house.  We're going to Mexico this weekend, for a week without kids (first time since we got married 9 years ago!! ) and once we get back it's time to kick things into high gear and get planting and building chicken runs and things like that.  

I was saying the other day that I can't wait for the baby to come out and dh said "no, we're not ready!" but I actually feel ready. I don't need anything this time. It's a nice feeling.  We would like the house to be more organized and fully unpacked, but as for baby and nursing stuff, we're good. Doesn't stop me from wanting a few new 'nice' things but nothing is a need. Please help me keep that attitude at 37 weeks when I'm stressing again ;)

post #59 of 108
I WANT TO GO TO MEXICO!!

I dont need anything for this babe either. I did get her, I think 5, bright colored onsies ans a pair of the cutest 3 month old sized jean shorts, just for fun.
post #60 of 108
My partner and I are still sick. This is Day 24. We are a lot better than we were, but we still feel yucky and tired a lot of the time. I hurt my ribs badly, coughing, and can't get into any comfortable position. I am back to work now but having a rough time getting through each day. greensad.gif

My 9-year-old has been asking what he can do with and for the baby. smile.gif He does not want to change diapers (which is okay as long as he is not babysitting, which I don't think he will until much later) but wanted to learn about how to dress the baby, so I got out the clothes we have so far. Just from the few items I saved from his infancy, a bag of free clothes from a friend, and one trip to Goodwill, we have almost a complete minimum newborn wardrobe! All we need are a few more gowns and some socks/booties and some hats.

I figured out the basics of how we are going to rearrange the furniture, but we won't be moving stuff until my partner is feeling better and we can get someone to help him. I feel I can move books in and out of bookcases but shouldn't be lifting major furniture--right?
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