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post #201 of 287
I think I'm going to stop (taking my temp). It will be one less thing to do every morning.

I called my midwives from DS, they said they'd hold a spot for me. I'm not going in until March. They are already full for Sept, so I am glad I called...if I hadn't been reading this thread, I might have missed them! Thanks everyone!
post #202 of 287
I left a message with my midwives from last time. I sure hope they are not full for October yet, I'll be devestated if I have to go with someone else.
post #203 of 287
well, it must be contagious, gals, cuz i have been hit by crippling first trimester exhaustion! i can barely keep my eyes open...

i had my first midwife appt this morning and she is insistent that my EDD is Oct 1...i think that's a good 5 days too early, but whatever...bleh...other than that, she was really nice. the drive to her office is almost an hour away, but beggars can't be choosers...

i'm in a bit of a mood today as you can tell. my copy of mothering your nursing toddler arrived today and one sentence in the paragraph on nursing while pregnant made me cry:
post #204 of 287
Ok, the weirdest thing just happened.

The neighbor across the street just knocked on my my door, and said, "You're having a baby, right? I'm getting rid of my baby stuff."

I just stuttered.

I haven't told anyone, aside from my dh and you all. My mama doesn't know yet. Clearly, the neighbor lady is psychic.
post #205 of 287
Can you take too much folic acid? I'm taking about 1600 mcg right now, because I had 800 mcg in the prenatal, and I'm taking 800 mcg at night before bed. (Dh bought the extra folic acid thinking the prenatal didn't have enough.)
post #206 of 287
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Clearly, the neighbor lady is psychic.
It is so cool when this happens. Sometimes people just know. What wonderful generosity on her part!
post #207 of 287

Joining in the fun!!!

Hello ladies. Im a little scared to be here after a heartbreaking m/c in Oct. but Im taking it one day at a time.

Name: Stacy
Relationship status: married to DH for 4.5 years
Children/Pregnancies: This is pregnancy #4. I have 2 dss, 1 dd and 2 m/c
Due date: Oct 16
Birth plans: hospital
Other: Just waiting for it to feel safe.
post #208 of 287
I just wanted to say "hi" for the day. I have been lurking all day, and keeping up to date on how everyone is doing. :
post #209 of 287
Hi. I was lurking in the TCC forums during my TWW and am so happy to have found, and be eligible for, the October 2007 Due Date Club!

Name: Kirsten
Relationship Status: Married to DH for 3 1/2 years
Children/Pregnancies: 4 pregnancies, 1 DS (2 y/o), 2 m/c
Due Date: Oct. 14
Birth Plans: Hospital
Other: Am nervous and hopeful. Had m/c last April at 9 wks. Had my first blood test Thursday 2/1 = 50 Hcg. Another blood test Monday 2/50 = 550 hcg! Having light cramping and am trying so hard to let go and not be a nervous nellie!:
post #210 of 287
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Originally Posted by MOMGOTSPUNK View Post
Oh, and Jennbee, when is your daughter's third birthday? Mine turned 3 on Jan. 28th.
She turned 3 on January 25th. We originally wanted to space the kiddos within 2 years, now it'll be 3.75 years and that's completely ok with me. I'm a little worried about college in the fall though. I'm already planning which courses I should take in the summer to lighten my fall load. DH will take parental leave while I'm in class in the fall. I'm going to ask him to bring the baby to the college while I'm in classes. I'll probably only have 9-12 hours per week. That way I can nurse baby on demand. If he doesn't want to then I'll have to tell him I'll ask my mom or sister to help me and baby.

I called the mw office today and have an appt for March 6th. It'll be with a different mw this time though. And I can't have the baby in the same city that I go to college (not my home community anyway) because I had a c-section and they'll automatically make me have another one. So, I'm going to talk with the mw about homebirth. I still have the option of delivering at the hospital where my dd was born.

Anyone else here aiming for a VBAC? I need to learn more about this.
post #211 of 287
Thread Starter 
: Welcome, newly pg mamas!! :

Jenn, I had a VBAC at home with my last baby. I'm so glad I did!! We will definitely be homebirthing this time, too. I'm really looking forward to it!! I know there's a VBAC forum here, and I *highly* recommend http://www.ican-online.org/ . They have some Yahoo groups, though the main one is HUGE and VERY busy. Join the HBAC list if you're interested in doing it at home, and they'll have TONS of great info for you.

Today I had my first feeling of, "if I don't eat, I'm gonna be sick!!" We haven't made it to the grocery store and had almost nothing in the house to eat... Ugh... So I went out and got some sandwiches and finally felt better. Though the best thing was the steamed veggies and my DS's baked potato. Mmm... warm, soft, comfort food! I am definitely going to have to be working at eating enough. It's a little stressful that we just started this fitness class that is half nutrition, too, so I feel the pressure of trying to figure that out and record everything I'm eating at the same time as trying to just plain EAT enough!!

And drink! I'm SOOOO thirsty! And I'm not dehydrated, either! I have had at LEAST 80oz of water today. I'm probably going through 16oz every 45-60m. I lost track tonight of just how much I had.

The exhaustion is killing me, too... I'm so tired and have no interest in doing much of anything. I barely got my house clean today before my Stamp Club came over. I wasn't even really prepared when for the projects when they DID get here! But I coasted through - and having them know I'm pg definitely helps! 2 of the other ladies are due this spring, so they know the feeling.

Well, I'm glad to read all of the updates! Though I'm eager for our own forum! Wonder what it takes to get that?
post #212 of 287
Okay, I'm calling the midwife today. Those of you who didn't know what to say, what did you say when you called? I have a little anxiety when I'm calling strangers, esp. if I have to leave a message. I'm excited to have a home birth this time.
post #213 of 287
I didn't call after all. I emailed. Much easier.
post #214 of 287
Hey ladies, I have a question for you all. Seeing as how we'll be going through all of our milestones together in roughly the same time frame I figured you guys would be the absolute best people to ask.

I am 4 weeks along with an edd of 10/15. I am a chemist and I work with radioactive substances quite frequently. I've been lucky b/c ever since we all got back from Christmas break, I haven't had to run any reactions so when I conceived I knew my baby was safe. Based on the schedule I received at end of last week, my experiments are resuming at the end of Feb. I will be around 7 weeks pg by then. Yesterday, my boss and I had a mtg to discuss some things and at the end he showed me my radiological doses for the last quarter (Sept-Nov). Besides another member on the team, I had the highest dose out of everyone. My whole body count was high but not out of the limits (which is the most important) but my extremeties (hands and fingers) were through the roof. This kind of shocked me into spilling my secret....
I hadn't planned on declaring my pregnancy until the end of February but I felt spurred on in a way to tell him then. He was extremely supportive and even emailed me the forms I needed to declare my pg. My boss is a great guy and all the people I work with have families and are really down to earth but I am the only female, minority, Ph.D scientist on the team, so I was still really scared of the reaction (I've only been on board for 8 1/2 months). I offered to purchase a lead shield to protect me from the radiation (they have some for pg women) but my boss even said that if it doesn't matter to me he would rather I not be in the midst of the radiation; better safe than sorry he said. I am totally ecstatic but when I get back to my cubicle I start all the worrying...

Did I spill the beans too soon? What if something happens and all these people know? ETC.

It is such a monumental step to start telling people. When it was our little secret it felt like it wasn't really going to change our lives but as soon as I started telling people it actually became extremely OVERWHELMING in my mind. Like, what have I gone and done???? I want this baby more than anything and my husband and I prayed and fasted for it to happen so I am eternally grateful that God has answered our prayers. But as of yesterday, I am a little scared that I may have let the cat out of the bag too soon.

So...with all of this said...when do you guys plan on telling your bosses, not-so-close friends? And do you think I made the right decision???

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post #215 of 287
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Originally Posted by firstkid4me View Post
Can you take too much folic acid? I'm taking about 1600 mcg right now, because I had 800 mcg in the prenatal, and I'm taking 800 mcg at night before bed. (Dh bought the extra folic acid thinking the prenatal didn't have enough.)
The excess that your body doesn't need is excreted out with your waste. I read that somewhere, don't quote me on it.
post #216 of 287
Inspired007, I don't know anything about anything, but based on your post, I would have done the exact same thing in your position. Better to be safe than sorry!

LTB, I'm kind of the opposite, I would rather leave a message. And that's what I had to do with the m/w as the phone kept being busy, I just told them my name, my number, my EDD and said I was hoping to make an appt. for a consultation with them. I was just about to call again (figuring they were maybe too busy to return calls) when they called back. Still waiting to hear if they can take me, hope I hear before my fam doc appt. tomorrow so I'll know whether or not I need to make other arrangements.

I hope the email works out for you, that tends to be my method of choice when available but before I was pg I emailed a general inquiry to another m/w group, just to ask how soon I would need to call for an appt. once pg. and they never responded! I didn't expect them to answer right away, it wasn't urgent, but if you don't answer general emails, why include an addy on your website? That's partly why I have contacted another group instead.

Welcome mommak and mommy-X-2 (and any others I've missed!) -- sticky vibes for you!
post #217 of 287
Inspired007 I would have done the same thing. I wouldn't worry, just relax and enjoy!!!
post #218 of 287
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I have been experiencing this too. I start off with either kombucha or raw milk, so that the raw enzymes and bacterias can help settle my stomach, and then I move on to my warm hazelnut teeccino, and then a couple of hours later I am finally ready for either eggs or Applegate Farms natural chicken sausage. All that protein helps me get through the day better.
Ah. Once the food is made and in front of me, I don't mind eating; it's making it that bothers me. That sounds like a healthy breakfast, though. I'm thinking of making up some soup to keep in the fridge and heating up a little potfull for myself in the morning.

Baby Makes 4 -- Eek! That sounds like something I would do.

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Is anyone else feeling completely run down? I'm so exhausted all the time.
Yesterday was brutal. Library and grocery store with three kids, then cleaning up and making food... YAWN.

Welcome, Nancy!

hammycakes -- if you don't have to pee that much, count your blessings! I've always had a small bladder, and I'm drinking *so much* lately, it's like I'm always thirsty.

YumaDoula -- for finding a midwife! Woo hoo! That must be a relief.

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i had my first midwife appt this morning and she is insistent that my EDD is Oct 1...i think that's a good 5 days too early, but whatever...bleh...
Ugh, that kind of thing bugs me! Especially since the rules are so stringent about where you can birth depending on how far along you are... 5 days might make a big difference.

glendora -- how funny! But lucky for you.

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Originally Posted by firstkid4me View Post
Can you take too much folic acid? I'm taking about 1600 mcg right now, because I had 800 mcg in the prenatal, and I'm taking 800 mcg at night before bed. (Dh bought the extra folic acid thinking the prenatal didn't have enough.)
I have a prenatal vit which says: Folate intake should not exceed 125% of the daily value (1,000 mcg). So that sounds like 1250 mcg is the max... but that's just what some bottle is saying. You could ask your care provider.

Welcome, Stacy. Sorry to hear about your miscarriage.

Welcome, Kirsten. Looks like your HCG is doing really well! It's so hard to calm down and relax after a loss.

JennBee, I don't have any VBAC info, but : that everything works out!

HeatherB, now a baked potato is sounding good! Yeah, I've been wondering when they'll open a forum for us... seems like a lot of the other ones opened by now -- the first of the month 9 months before the due date month (which would be Feb for us, if you include Feb and Oct) or even earlier than that.

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Originally Posted by LionTigerBear View Post
Okay, I'm calling the midwife today. Those of you who didn't know what to say, what did you say when you called? I have a little anxiety when I'm calling strangers, esp. if I have to leave a message. I'm excited to have a home birth this time.
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I didn't call after all. I emailed. Much easier.
But I'll second the warning not to just sit back and assume they'll reply to it. Some places are better with that than others. When I call, I just say I'm pregnant and I'm looking for a midwife. They usually start right in on asking for the info they need.

Inspired007, I don't think you spilled the beans too early. You're putting your baby's safety first. Now, I'm not in a situation like yours where I might have to tell earlier than I'm comfortable, and then have the possibility of having everyone know if something goes wrong, but as difficult as that situation would be, I think it's more important to make sure your baby is safe.

For us, we're waiting, though I have thought about telling a friend at church. She coordinates the children's Sunday School classes, and I teach one of them. I've been kind of flaky over the past year, not showing up some Sundays (my miscarriages seem to find the only time in the week when I have an actual commitment, sigh) and not helping out with some other things I said I would, because the miscarriages have just been too overwhelming. And now, I've considered staying home a couple of Sundays because of my nausea. So I thought about telling her so she would know why I'm unreliable. But as for telling family, it won't be before the end of the first trimester. I might just visit in August and see if they figure it out. Oh, I have told my brother, but he is sworn to secrecy.

YAWN. So tired. At least I ran all of our errands yesterday. I had a dream last night that I was spotting, and woke up feeling crampy. But, so far, no spotting. I was worried.
post #219 of 287
HeatherB-- I have been getting that same "if I dont eat I think I will be sick" feeling. The bad part is Im waking up with it at 3 am.

Inspired007-- I do alot of lifting at work....and so that my boss doesnt think Im just being lazy I let him know.

Brisen--I told my sister who is my best friend and Im not telling anyone else IRL until at least 8 weeks. Dh told him mom but made her swear not to even tell his dad. His mom has a big mouth so Im sure everyone will know sooner then I want them to. I just dont want to have to deal with the heartbreak of telling everyone if something goes wrong.

Other than the nausea and the extreme tiredness and the tender bbs Im feeling good. All things considered I would rather have every sign in the world and know that everything is ok then have to wonder.
post #220 of 287
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YAWN. So tired. At least I ran all of our errands yesterday. I had a dream last night that I was spotting, and woke up feeling crampy. But, so far, no spotting. I was worried.
I am praying that this baby gives you nausea and cramps all the way to the ninth month!!! No really, I don't want you to be sick the whole time just big and blissfully and happily preg!
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