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post #21 of 54
Can you add me to the list???

My Due Date is 3/13
post #22 of 54

too damn early

Morning. Well I did a "dry run" yesterday to see how long it would take me to eat, shower, dry my hair, get dressed, and feed, change, and dress Jack.

It took me nearly 2 hours since I was trying to go slow, not rush, all that fun stuff. My appt. is at 9:30, apparently they will be doing a vaginal ultrasound. I'm going to make them check with the abdominal transducer first because that just doesn't sound comfy! (oh ya, the other reason I'm up so early is because I have to leave by 8 am at the latest.)

Anyway, this should be a blast! Taking my 2 yr old to the OB/GYN with NO HELP. Someone kill me now.............
post #23 of 54
:LOL I hope it goes perfectly! The vaginal u/s was just fine for me but I know many women spot from it. Let us know how it goes!
post #24 of 54
Hey Ladies!
I'm due around March 17th; hoping for the equinox baby though
I've posted a few times but have mainly been reading.
I'm 6 weeks and really not too many symptoms. My boobs have grown and are sore; I think I'm officially out of my regular bra. Yesterday I was wearing the bikini top to a bathing suit (kind of like a sports bra) and it was the most comfortable thing. Too bad it's dark blue with a white pattern and can totally be seen through clothing!!
I'm not getting nauseated yet. I remember with my son, it would happen in the evenings, usually around the same time I'd start feeling exhausted, around 4 or 5 in the p.m.
I've noticed when I do get exhausted it's around the same time. I want to nap SO bad but can't because no one else is around to see after my little guy. But if I sit there for a half hour or so I notice it passes. Wierd. I've never had exhaustion PASS. I thought it stayed lol!
I'm not sure when the occasional nausea would hit; still could be early...
I am STARVING a lot of the time. I was hoping that wouldn't happen because I don't really like the idea of possibly gaining weight in the first trimester, but then again our bodies know what they're doing.
Peeing a lot. That sucks.
Told our parents and my sister; need to tell my other sister. I don't really want to do it via email, ya know?
We had our son tell everyone which was fun. It took him almost a week to get it through to my parents. Even though he told them that I had a baby in my uterus, they still didn't get it. I finally had to belt out that my husband had knocked me up. THEN they got it.
We plan to tell everyone else in Sept. My younger sister is getting married early Sept so we want to wait till after that. Plus I'm not seeing my midwife until I'm 12 weeks. So I'd like to know there's a heartbeat and all that jazz first
The first trimester is kind of stinky. It takes a long time for noticable things to happen (unless you get m/s) and then when it's over, the pregnancy is already almost over in a sense!! I'm trying to enjoy it but I'm feeling like I want it to go by quickly. I don't though because I'd like to enjoy the summer too!!! I'm not looking forward to being a clutzy woman in the snow, hugely pregnant. I just pray that I don't break something!!!
TTFN!
Karen
post #25 of 54
I hope the Dr's goes well Doulamommy!They will have to do the vaginal either way.You can't see much abdominally.

Welcome Crayon and Karen!

Lots to do today and i hope with the heat i can get some of it accomplished.I am meeting with a midwife tomorrow to see if i like her.She does trades so this could be helpful!

My dh's work truck is going to cost us $3000 to fix
post #26 of 54
Hi everyone. Joining the group!

I'm six weeks now and EDD is March 13 (can you add me to the list). I've been scared to come on this forum because I thought it was too soon, but I see I'm in good company! Good thing I did because now I see what I'm going through is perfectly normal.

This is what's going on for me: I'm constantly starving, yet I have heartburn, nausea and aversion to food and food smells. Really don't want to cook anything. Been eating lots of spelt bread and crackers, cheese, raw veggies and fruit. My boobs are big and sore; I even sleep with a bra on. My abdomen is very swollen and taut, and I can feel some of my fibroids, which freaks me out a litte. I'm tired a lot and really need to try to nap in the afternoon whenever possible. Why aren't there little public napping rooms anywhere? Like Johnny on the Spots, but only for naps. That would be so good!

Today, dp and I went for a guided tour of the birthing center we hope to work with and to book the initial appointment with a midwife, which won't be until August 30th. I find that odd. In the meantime, I have an appointment at the fertility clinic where we conceived this afternoon for a follow-up ultrasound. I hope it all goes well. I was told not to worry about the fibroids, that the worst they would do is cause me a bit of discomfort in pregnancy, but they're wigging me out. I don't like feeling them. :

Had a total melt down just outside the birthing center. I paid the cab driver (car's at the shop), and then an ambulance went by with sirens wailing, and I just lost it. I felt overwhelmed, tired of feeling nausous and tired, wanting really badly to have my normal life back where I could ride my bike to work or eat whatever I wanted without turning green . Then I felt bad for thinking that, because I feel so blessed and happy to be pg. Lucky that dp was there to put it all into perspective and make me feel good again.

Anyhoo... sorry for the rant, it's just been a rough day. And now, it's time to nap. T we have tickets to see Lily Tomlin tonight and I don't want to snooze my way through it!!

Thanks for sharing your stories, being here and I will be back!
post #27 of 54
Welcome Jo!It is so normal to feel really emotional about everything and i think the fibroids would freak me out too!Have fun tonight,is it a stand up routine?I adore her.The Incredible Shrinking Woman was one of my favs growing up.
post #28 of 54
Hey ladies!

I am so happy to report that half way through last week, my bbs stoped hurting. Unfortunately, they are now so large that I have TWICE popped the breast area button off of my shirts (at work). And its not like these shirts were tight before.
In other terribly fascinating news, I was so darned constapated that I actually drank NA beer. Eww bread flavored soda water. But it got the troops moving so I just might have to do it again. I have been eating a bowl of high fiber cereal and a generous serving of cantaloupe per day and that seems to help. Before the NA beer, I looked like I was about 5 months pg because my stomach was so distended. Gosh, I never really thought I'd be sharing blow-by-blow news of my innards online, but it really is the most important thing in my life right now: the fight against constapation!
I see my midwife tomorrow for the first time. I also have found out that the names my husband and I picked out years and years ago, before we even got engaged are like the most popular names you can coose (Grace or Owen). I have suggested that we could use the Welsh spelling of Owen (Hywyn) but DH ruled that out. Can't imagine why.
I haven't really had MS yet, except that I get really nauseous if I'm hungry. I have also had a low grade headache for weeks. But enough of my complaints.
4 more weeks until we hit the second trimester!!!
post #29 of 54
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by crayon
Can you add me to the list???

My Due Date is 3/13
done!
post #30 of 54
Oh, and can you put me on the list as well? Mar 25.

Thanks!
post #31 of 54
Quote:
Originally Posted by JennInSeattle
:LOL I hope it goes perfectly! The vaginal u/s was just fine for me but I know many women spot from it. Let us know how it goes!

Well, thanks! I had the vaginal u/s, but all we saw was a sac....very worried. I was sent for hcg levels, and have to go in again tomorrow for more blood....I'm scared this is another m/c. I'll know more on Monday.
post #32 of 54
Quote:
Originally Posted by DoulaMommy
Well, thanks! I had the vaginal u/s, but all we saw was a sac....very worried. I was sent for hcg levels, and have to go in again tomorrow for more blood....I'm scared this is another m/c. I'll know more on Monday.


I'll be keeping my fingers crossed that everything is a-okay. Maybe things are just at an odd angle or something.
post #33 of 54
Thread Starter 
I'll keep my fingers crossed for you. My doctor told me all she could see was a sac and then searched some more and found the baby....at an angle that she said she never had to use before and caused me to jump up off the table.
post #34 of 54
Having trouble keeping up already!

Welcome to the new members--

Doulamommy, you'll be in my thoughts, let us know how it goes. &&&&&&&
post #35 of 54

UPDATED...got Wednesday's hcg count

Quote:
Originally Posted by luvmy3boyz
I'll keep my fingers crossed for you. My doctor told me all she could see was a sac and then searched some more and found the baby....at an angle that she said she never had to use before and caused me to jump up off the table.

I wish she'd dug around a little more, it was very quick considering! And I already had mentioned my nervousness of the vaginal u/s so perhaps she didn't want to poke around too much.

I did call in earlier this afternoon to get Wednesdays number, it was 8,232, which is right in normal range for the 7-8 wks so hopefully they'll be able to see something better if they do another one soon. And dh said he was going with me. I'm still nervous and will continue to be until I see the little spring blossom on the screen. And I thought I was going to have 1 u/s this pg and that was it!
post #36 of 54
Quote:
Originally Posted by DoulaMommy
I did call in earlier this afternoon to get Wednesdays number, it was 8,232, which is right in normal range for the 7-8 wks so hopefully they'll be able to see something better if they do another one soon. And dh said he was going with me. I'm still nervous and will continue to be until I see the little spring blossom on the screen. And I thought I was going to have 1 u/s this pg and that was it!
Oh, good! Still :
post #37 of 54
Well your numbers are great Doulamommy so don't worry too much.They can't always see the heartbeat right away.It took awhile at my appt.My fingers are crossed for you though

So i loved my midwife.She is wonderful.We are going to trade some landscaping for part of her fee.I look forward to birthing with her!
post #38 of 54
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ravenmoon
Welcome Jo!It is so normal to feel really emotional about everything and i think the fibroids would freak me out too!Have fun tonight,is it a stand up routine?I adore her.The Incredible Shrinking Woman was one of my favs growing up.
RAvenmoon- The Lily Tomlin show was a stand up routine and it was great! She was hilarious, even though I wasn't familiar with all her characters. My biggest memory of the evening, however, was how starving I was throughout the show! I kept fantasing of food (I had had a light supper before) and eating crackers and cherries, which I had brought with me. Conviced dp to stop for bagels and cream cheese on the way home.

Doulamommy- I hope all goes well; it sure sounds like it will.

Speaking of vag u/s, I had to have about three or four a month in the two months we were ttc (being lesbians, we dealt with a fertility clinic to inseminate) and nope, they are no fun. I did get used to them, though.

Wednesday, we went for the final u/s at the clinic and we got to see our little being for the first time! It's heart was beating steadily along, it was well implanted at the top of the uterus. Things look good! I was so relieved. Fibroids seem not to be posing any kind of problem.

Also had a tour of the birthing center. Interesting. It's in an old house and looks very homey and kind of worn in, and the staff seems friendly and competent. I hope the fibroids won't make me ineligible for the center, as they stressed in the meeting that they only accept low-risk pregnancies. We also have an excellent doctor lined up, just in case.

Heartburn and nausea on and off, but mostly off since Wednesday. Taking a supplement called LB Premium, subscribed by our naturopath, before I wake up and that seems to help. So does never having and empty stomache and not bending down from the waste. And I am soooo bloated it's embarrassing, like I've spent the summer pigging out on junk food and carbs. I wish!
post #39 of 54
Just checking in! 6w5d. Morning sickness finally reared its ugly head. I don't throw up; I just feel generally uneasy most of the day. And very, very tired. For those who are interested, click on my name below for my pregnancy journal.

Gale Force - You brave gal! Liver eating should be an extreme sport! I know how good it is for us, but I just can't stomach it. I have gotten myself to take cod liver oil daily, though only a teaspoon. I've skipped a few days, and need to get back on the wagon...

Amanda - I took my 21-month-old with me to the midwife's office for the inital visit...what a trip! They did have some books, but she wasn't interested in them. She spent most of the time rattling my chapstick in a (clean) urine specimen cup, saying, "Mama...go?" Needless to say, I'm going to beg/borrow/plead for a babysitter for the initial pap in a couple of weeks.

I'm having a small amount of light brown spotting today. Not going to worry about it unless it keeps up.

Just get me out of this trimester! 5+ weeks to go...can I make it?
post #40 of 54
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Amanda - I took my 21-month-old with me to the midwife's office for the inital visit...what a trip! They did have some books, but she wasn't interested in them. She spent most of the time rattling my chapstick in a (clean) urine specimen cup, saying, "Mama...go?" Needless to say, I'm going to beg/borrow/plead for a babysitter for the initial pap in a couple of weeks.

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oh wow!! I had them push my pap back to the 2nd trimester, only had to explain why to the nurse, she didn't like either answers!! (because 1 I don't want it done when I'm pg, but I'll do it if it's in the 2nd tri, and 2. because it made me spot and cramp with ds, and that's not a fun feeling when you've already had one m/c!! So I'm gonna see if they'll even push it back to like 24 weeks or so, closer to the 3rd, it'll calm me down enough to know that if anything were to start, that the baby would still have a fighting chance. But it's been 3 years, I'd also like for this to be a healthy pregnancy!!
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