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post #21 of 50
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Originally Posted by wombatclay View Post
54mama- Did your MW say why no intercourse? I had a partial previa with my last babe (it eventually moved on it's own) and my care provider (a family practice doctor) only had me on "pelvic rest" for the first trimester (which meant not only no intercourse, but um, nothing that would cause "uterine contractions" if you get my meaning!). Once I entered the second trimester and the placenta wasn't actually ON my cervix (but just barely off to one side) I was "cleared for activity". So I'm curious what explaination your MW gave.

But it's sort of a personal subject so feel free to ignore me!

She started out by saying basically go easy and then said, "Listen, let's just really be safe on this. If you guys can handle it, let's just hold off on intercourse until we see again with another ultrasound." She hadn't yet actually seen the ultrasound report first hand, we'd gone just before the appt. and so all the info she had was what we gave her which is in part why I think she was leaning more conservative. As I said, I'm okay with it (I'm a worrier at heart and this gives me one less thing to worry over). And we're okay for other uterine-contracting things shall we say. Glad to hear your self-corrected... I'm hoping that will be the case for us as well.
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post #23 of 50
Wow! Everyone seems to be doing so well! I have also had the blah's for the past week or two after having a small surge once the m/s dissipated. But my sweet hubby noticed that I wasn't drinking my protein smoothie as often and so I've started again and it's made a big difference already! My slump seems to come between 3 and 4 as well, but today I made it through without an overwhelming desire to be unconscious...

I'm also toasty! Much less so than in the first tri, tho. Then, I was sleeping in a T-shirt and undies even tho it was 20 degrees outside each night! We turn the heat down each night, so it gets quite cool. It actually became rather predictable - right around 11PM I would start throwing my clothes off and my DH would snuggle up to me, enjoying the very very rare opportunity to snuggle against a warm wife. Usually I am an ice cube and he's the toasty one.

Not much nesting here yet, altho when I was out at Old Navy trying to desperately find some maternity clothes (did I ever mention that all of my maternity clothes <disappeared>???? Gone! At least two huge boxes! And I was making do until I had a chance to go down and get the boxes, so I didn't find out until I was 14 weeks! ACK!) and finally had an irresistible urge to buy a little 6month fuzzy sleeper! But I'm trying to hold back until we find out boy or girl - not because I want to deluge the baby with blue if it's a boy, but because we have sooo many girl baby clothes (and quite a few gender-neutral things, too) that I'd rather not spend the $$. Altho I do need some warm stuff for 6-9mos because the last time we had little babies we still lived in CA.

It's pretty obvious that I would much rather chat than study...

And we need a head count of boys to girls to surprises! I'm curious about the gender spread in our DDC.

Off to study now...
post #24 of 50
I think I am starting to nest! (isn't it a little early). I have plans to clear the house of clutter! Not to mention the urge to finally hang up picture and some scraping pages I completed, which reminds that I want to complete a scarp book for DD! The list gets longer everyday despite any cross offs!

We decided to get an u/s, which is scheduled on 29th and I have the urge to find out the sex!
post #25 of 50
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Originally Posted by tls View Post
I've had such a rough few days. My daughter was sick Wednesday to Saturday and my son has been sick since Friday. While my daughter is mostly better besides a nasty cough my son has bronchitis and strep. Its a nightmare! He was just diagnosed yesterday so he's only had 1 dose of antibiotics (he threw up the 2nd dose last night). He was coughing all last night so neither of us got any sleep. He HATES the medicine so I have to hold him down and force it into him and hope he doesn't spit or throw it back up. Poor kid has been acting so sick and so not like himself. I feel so bad for him. I just hope next 10 days go by fast because giving him medicine 3 times a day is almost as bad as him being sick. I am waiting, now, for myself to get strep. He's coughed enough on me to get me sick 100s of times over . All I can think about is what the heck are we going to do when there are 3 kids who are sick at once! At least now my DH can take one kid and I get the other but 3 will be a challenge. How do you mothers of 3 or more do it???
I hope everyone recovers quickly!
post #26 of 50
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Originally Posted by Robbins0614 View Post
I don't know if this counts as nesting but I've been itching to sew diapers and knit covers and shorts. I get in as much "crafty" time as possible. Unfortunately, I have no desire to actually clean up the house. DH has been a sweetie though and actually forbid me to clean the bathroom and promised to do it himself!! (I didn't argue one bit!)

We had an appointment with our mw yesterday-things are going great! She thought I was measuring a bit big but wasn't concerned about it.

Hope everyone is having a great week!!
I am already on my second pair of picky short/capris! Although I still one more item to knit for xmas, which I should do but I can't help myself!
post #27 of 50
Nesting... Hmm... I guess I've been more like "planning to nest". My husband and I have moved multiple times in the past six years and each time a great number of boxes that never get unpacked find themselves cluttering our closets and the entire space of our two-car garage. My intentions are to donate EVERYTHING that we're not using. This is not a one day project and it's going to be very hard to motivate DH to do this kind of dirty work. I expect to be able to fill a small U-haul with what we'll be giving away. Then I'm going to have hubby install closet organizers in each of the closets. Then I can nest!

I'm sorry to hear so many people are feeling under the weather lately. I hope you all start feeling better really soon. I've had something kind of weird going on with my stomach the past few days. It started out as intermitted heartburn for the first few days, and then I ate a Tums and that seemed to completely shut down my acid production and I couldn't digest anything after that. Everything I ate I threw up, undigested, hours after having eaten it. It is very uncomfortable. My pyloric valve seems to be slammed shut and wont let any food through. If I eat anything other than broth, ginger ale, or gatorade I feel like I've eaten an enormous meal and it stays like that for hours until I throw it up. : Totally gross!
post #28 of 50
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My placenta was close to my cervix too, but not covering my cervix at all. The u/s tech said it will move as my uterus grows and as long as I'm not having any bleeding everything is ok. MW agreed and said it is really common, she's not worried at all. I was worried for a few minutes but hearing how common it is makes me feel better.
post #29 of 50
I'm happy to say that my exhaustion (of the past several days) cleared off a bit today, and I was able to address the most neglected parts of my house. I got the foyer and dining room completely cleaned up, and it is such a relief to walk in to something other than a messy heap of everyone's junk. I also got the "nursery" purged of the junk that's collected in there since DS moved to his new room, since my sister-in-law and nephew (3, like DS) are coming for a visit in a couple of weeks. Yay! I've been crazy with wanting a treat/vacation/change of pace. Luckily, I like my SIL, and she hasn't been out before. It'll be DN's (Dear Nephew? ) first plane trip.

I've left the worst of the kitchen mess for DH, but I think he'll be okay with it since I cleaned up so much else today. (He's tidier than I am.) I'm totally with the pp who said bending over and doing anything is wearing her out. I feel like this baby is right at the front of my belly. I HATE bending to empty the dishwasher, pick up toys, anything!

We are about 95% sure we're going to take a home equity loan and do something to the house--that's my big nesting activity. I'm AGONIZING over which project will give me the most satisfaction for my money.

We're considering finishing our basement to add a shower bath+family/exercise/guest room; finishing our attic to add a shower bath+exercise/guest room; or just adding a main floor powder room. It's not just because I'm pregnant that I'm obsessed with adding a bathroom--we only have one, and it is upstairs and very dated (functionally as well as aesthetically.) Right after DS was born was the hardest time in our life here with the bathroom sharing issue. I was supposed to do sitz baths, but couldn't get that much time alone in the bathroom! With Mom coming for the whole summer, even the extra powder room will help, though a whole second bathroom would be better...

Anyway, I've been going nutso with this, doing every ounce of planning I can do without actually calling contractors... because I'm sort of a ninny about calling up trying to find a new service provider. But we've got the loan process started and should know in the next couple of weeks what kind of budget we have to work with.

--willo
post #30 of 50
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Originally Posted by saratchka View Post
My brain is nesting, but can't seem to get my body in on the act. I desperately want my home clean and organized, and it's really not that bad, so it shouldn't be too tough to achieve, but I can't seem to get everything together at once. As soon as I get the kitchen clean, DD gets all her books and laundry strewn all over her room, and while I'm straightening that up, the dog throws up on the carpet... And so it goes. I really need to go through the items in my house and get rid of a bunch of stuff, but it's hard to work on that while DD is awake, and when she naps,I want to nap, too! I end up deciding that it's all futile and quitting because I feel so tired. Basically I just feel lame and frustrated with myself.
oh my gosh i TOTALLY feel like that! i filled up a whole trash bag (were no the only people here..ugh) but anyway, he kept taking thngs out and throwing them on the floor, and my uterus is in my chest whilst sitting, and i cant stand much ad bed over because i get faint, so well...im kinda stuck, and i sat down and cried because my living room looks like crap, theres 'stuff' everywhere and i cant do anything productive about it that lasts more than 10 mins- literally!

:sigh:

im almost 18 weeks now, so thats cool, this is a lot different than with my son, I felt him move tons everywhere and this ones i think its placent is on the front, which is really odd, since i dont feel it in many places, lol
post #31 of 50
I'm new and happy to be joining all of you! The nesting has hit in a few different ways. I'm inspired to rearrange the apartment to make more room for baby, but DH and I also keep thinking about buying (instead of renting), trying to find the "perfect" home for our new little one. I think we'll stay in this place for a while though, to keep things more peaceful.

Last week I had a few miserable days of stomach flu and I'm glad to be over that now. Today was our u/s and it was so wonderful to see that everything seems to be in the right place and we're having a girl!
post #32 of 50
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Originally Posted by Charity View Post
I'm new and happy to be joining all of you! The nesting has hit in a few different ways. I'm inspired to rearrange the apartment to make more room for baby, but DH and I also keep thinking about buying (instead of renting), trying to find the "perfect" home for our new little one. I think we'll stay in this place for a while though, to keep things more peaceful.

Last week I had a few miserable days of stomach flu and I'm glad to be over that now. Today was our u/s and it was so wonderful to see that everything seems to be in the right place and we're having a girl!
Welcome Charity!

Glad you are over the stomach flu:

Congratulations!!!
post #33 of 50
Well, I had my 20 week u/s yesterday. Everything looked good. We saw 10 little fingers and 10 little toes, a healthy-looking, 4-chamber heart, the stomach, kidneys, all the little parts in the right places, plus three little white lines that tell us we'll be having our third girl!! I walked out of the u/s room, actually I floated out, on cloud 9. I was so, so happy that everything looked good and excited about adding a third girl to our family. This is our last pg though, and today I'm feeling a little sad that we'll almost surely never have a boy. I know I'd feel the same way if we were having a boy and I'd never have another girl, but still I feel sort of guilty for feeling anything other than sheer happiness. Also, it feels so weird to actually know. Both of my girls were "shy" and we couldn't find out with either at the first u/s, so I didn't really have high hopes about finding out this time. We got a couple very clear shots though, so I'm pretty sure it is. I'm still having trouble trusting an u/s enough to tell people "it's a girl", but I do think I believe it enough to go buy some more pink. Thanks for listening.
post #34 of 50
Congradulations mamatokay on the little girl! I hope my luck is a good as yours, I REAaaaaaaaLY hope we're having a girl, we won't find out until birth though, but as far as all the little girls popping up on this forum I am thinking my chances are pretty good
post #35 of 50
MomtoKay: Congratulations on seeing a healthy baby girls!

Charity: Welcome to the DDC! Congrats on your little girl, too - it seems like a bunch of us are boing to be buying some pink around here!
post #36 of 50
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Originally Posted by momtokay View Post
Well, I had my 20 week u/s yesterday. Everything looked good. We saw 10 little fingers and 10 little toes, a healthy-looking, 4-chamber heart, the stomach, kidneys, all the little parts in the right places, plus three little white lines that tell us we'll be having our third girl!! I walked out of the u/s room, actually I floated out, on cloud 9. .

Congratulations Momtokay!!!!
post #37 of 50
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Originally Posted by GenomicsGirl View Post
Charity: Welcome to the DDC! Congrats on your little girl, too - it seems like a bunch of us are boing to be buying some pink around here!
Thanks! The first thing I did after the u/s was buy a little pink sunhat.
post #38 of 50
DH has decided that he wants to have a "cultured" baby, so he took me on a hot date to the ballet last week!! It didn't take long to figure out that the baby liked the 3rd act the best-I felt like there was a party going on in there! It was the most movement I'd ever felt. We decided the baby was trying out ballet for him/herself!
post #39 of 50
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Originally Posted by Robbins0614 View Post
DH has decided that he wants to have a "cultured" baby, so he took me on a hot date to the ballet last week!! It didn't take long to figure out that the baby liked the 3rd act the best-I felt like there was a party going on in there! It was the most movement I'd ever felt. We decided the baby was trying out ballet for him/herself!
When I was pg with DS, he always moved a ton during services at the synagogue. I could tell he really liked the chanting. As an infant, his favorite music was opera!

He still asks for opera sometimes when he wants some tunes. And, no, I'm not an opera buff. I discovered his enjoyment by playing all the different digital music channels from our cable box. He loved opera and classical, hated jazz and ska.

--willo
post #40 of 50
Congrats Mamatokay! Welcome to Charity!

And I'm with all of you who don't wanna have to bend over and it's been weeks (maybe more?) since I've been able to comfortably cross my legs.

These babes LOVE chanting, especially if I sing along. They don't seem to respond to ambient music much and could care less about the news. But opera, jazz, and especially blues (probably again because sometimes I sing along) are big favorites. They absolutely HATE meetings at work (I can't blame them!) and spend the time pressing hard on my bladder and stomach simultaneously. At 22 wks already my uterus measures several fingers above my navel. (geez!)

Hope everybody's feeling well and having a good week.
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