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My kids have happy meals every now and then. Usually if we are traveling or out and about and I know they are getting hungry and grumpy. I used to say I would never feed mcdonalds to my kids too. They having it maybe once if month if that. However we mostly eat at home. They eat fruits veggies and healthy meals for the most part and are very active kids with no weight problems.

Ok so what the heck! I'm 15 weeks tomorrow and MS is back. This stinks! Back to popping zofran. I only take it 1-2 times per day. At night or in the morning but it only seems to work for 30 min to an hour.
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Mcdonalds... I hate that place but living down the street from one temporarily is not helping my cravings. You can smell them making the food from my backyard. I eat their fries and breakfast food occasionally, or at least when I was allowed to take the 15 min walk there. Other than that, fast food is a big no in our house. We go out to eat, but at what are "wholesome" restaurants that use real ingridients.

I'm sitting in the waiting room for this ortho and he's taking forever! And they know I have to be elsewhere for an appointment I can't get any earlier then 5 weeks from now if I'm lucky. I'm about to hobble out and heal naturally at this point.
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@badwold092087 are you having an U/S today? I don't remember...


I feel that...I normally hate McDonalds food and smell, but a couple days ago I caved and had a large fry. I just couldn't resist. Luckily we have a local vegan fast food place that just opened up down the street. I've become dangerously addicted to their coconut ice cream cones.

@maof1 Now, that, I don't like. When a child looks unhealthy and I can see the parents encouraging unhealthy behavior.

@apeydef I'm sorry about the MS. Mine hasn't started up yet. Just bouts of nausea.


Afm, I read online that folate is better than folic acid. So I started researching and found a natural prenatal that contains folate instead of folic acid, but of course it was like $40 and I'd have to wait for it to ship. So I went to Whole Foods yesterday and found the same vitamin (I think it's called new start or new chapter?) and a 60 day supply costs over $60! Hell no. But none of the other prenatals contained folate so I ended up buying a much less expensive Whole Foods brand prenatal and some Omega-3 pills. Do you think this is a good vitamin routine for the first trimester? I want to take advantage of the fact that I know I'm pregnant much sooner than most women do and make sure I'm having decent supplementation. Is folic acid ok instead of folate? Does anyone take folate?


EDIT: I also bought some folate rich foods and decided to up my intake of those in place of taking a folate supplement.

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Dreamt about a little baby boy with a head full of dark blonde hair last night. I would like to think it's a sign.
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@badwold092087 are you having an U/S today? I don't remember...


I feel that...I normally hate McDonalds food and smell, but a couple days ago I caved and had a large fry. I just couldn't resist. Luckily we have a local vegan fast food place that just opened up down the street. I've become dangerously addicted to their coconut ice cream cones.

@maof1 Now, that, I don't like. When a child looks unhealthy and I can see the parents encouraging unhealthy behavior.

@apeydef I'm sorry about the MS. Mine hasn't started up yet. Just bouts of nausea.


Afm, I read online that folate is better than folic acid. So I started researching and found a natural prenatal that contains folate instead of folic acid, but of course it was like $40 and I'd have to wait for it to ship. So I went to Whole Foods yesterday and found the same vitamin (I think it's called new start or new chapter?) and a 60 day supply costs over $60! Hell no. But none of the other prenatals contained folate so I ended up buying a much less expensive Whole Foods brand prenatal and some Omega-3 pills. Do you think this is a good vitamin routine for the first trimester? I want to take advantage of the fact that I know I'm pregnant much sooner than most women do and make sure I'm having decent supplementation. Is folic acid ok instead of folate? Does anyone take folate?


EDIT: I also bought some folate rich foods and decided to up my intake of those in place of taking a folate supplement.
Rainbow light prenatals are the best and they are food sourced and also contain probiotics. I get then at target. For about $11.
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@apeydef I saw those, wish I would have bought them instead now. But they were a little more expensive at whole foods. Hopefully the ones I just bought will be ok for the time being.

@alivewithyou That is so sweet. I'm so emotional right now and reading that made me really happy. I've had a couple of dreams about a baby girl with curly brown hair but something tells me that's just wishful thinking DH and I both feel really strongly that bun is a girl.

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Alive your dream sounds so sweet!!

Guess where we went? We had a play date but due to the rain she asked if we wanted to meet at mcdonalds which has a play structure. Just thought it was funny considering our conversation.
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So ortho is useless until I give birth. There is a minor crack that is just resting along a bone, but he would need to give me a catscan to find out where exactly. So until I give birth, I have weekly physical therapy.

And we had our anatomy scan ultrasound today. Ten perfect fingers and ten perfect toes. Measuring over 5 1/2 inches, 7 ounces for weight, good amniotic fluid, and everything else. Madison is definitely her fsther's daughter. And she waved! And our OB recommended us to a different ortho and we go from there, again.
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I go to McDonalds often for plain ice tea and my reoccurring pregnancy craving (all three pregs that is) which is egg mcmuffins! Everything else is pretty much Blah! to me there! But I will say I "never say never" about many things since becoming a mother! Maof1 I get the point you are making tho, the ladies could have made a better choice for their child! Sometimes I wonder tho, especially working with special needs children and those with ASD, maybe that is all the kid will eat? That's where not knowing the whole story comes in. But who knows, maybe they were a bunch of unhealthy ppl?!

Rainbow Light prenatal are great! I'm about out if my TJs ones (which are apparently crap) so I'll get me a bottle of those!

Bren I dont know much about folic acid vs folate. I have heard folic acid importance has been a bit blow out of proportion but I also don't know much about that either! I'm still taking prenatals!

Beatiful dream Alive! Wish that were types of dreams I've having but no everything is terrifying, last night it was zombies, no joke!

Badwolf baby Madison sounds well! Sorry about your foot. Hopefully the PT will help!

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Yea I'm not currently taking the rainbow light ones. Which is funny because I did for about the first year I was breastfeeding my son ( last year) and now I'm pregnant and not taking them. I was taking some free ones the obgyn have me which were not quality at all lol but they were free. I had also bought some cheap ones at the grocery store when I first found out I was pregnant that were just your basic (probably synthetic) vitamins. The target I get the rainbow light ones at is not convenient for me. Do now I'm taking the gummy ones bc my MS is back and they are like the only ones that don't contain iron and iron makes me even more sick! So hopefully I'll get my butt in gear and get some of the good ones lol.
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Ear infection still going strong (and painful) I've tried a lot of home remedies and found a whole bunch of pregnant women online claiming they get raging ear infections every time they're pregnant and for many of them they apparently last their entire pregnancies. Yikes. I truly hope that isn't the case with me. I haven't tried the garlic oil yet so that's my next and last resort. I am truly exhausted beyond belief. I feel like I could go into hibernation for the rest of this pregnancy.

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Folic acid is just the synthetic version of folate. As genetics research gets more advanced, science is finding out that people who have a particular genetic mutation (I think it's MTHFR or something) can't properly assimilate folic acid, so they either have to eat plenty of folate-rich foods, or take a supplement that has methlyated folic acid (I think. I have never been tested myself so I'm just going off of what others who have, have said).

As for vitamins, when I had a meet-and-greet pre-pregnancy with my potential new midwife back in January, she asked me about my prenatal vitamins, and I said that I was taking Rainbow Light, which I thought was more than fine, but she said, "Oh. Those are... okay." She recommended Shaklee Vita Lea w/ iron to me (which aren't "prenatal" vitamins, but I've been taking them as such). I started taking them that same week and this is the first pregnancy where I've had NO morning sickness at all. The only lifestyle change I've made was the vitamins. Also, when my iron's been tested, it's always been higher than it's ever been. The vitamins only have 400 mcg of folic acid in them, though, and prenatals typically have 800 or more, so I've also been getting my cup of spinach in my daily smoothie to make up the rest.

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I'm sorry I have been quiet. I am still bleeding off and on, but the nausea, while of course difficult, helps me feel like things are still progressing! I'm definitely thinking of all of you!!

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Harmony: good info! My ND really wants me to take a vitamin from natural sources as opposed to synthetic. I'll be getting on that when I go to the store tomorrow.

Hi jenjy! Hang in there! I personally think early pregnancy is the worst part! Seriously, getting big, peeing all the time, heartburn and on and on is waaaay better to me than that nausea.

Edit: jenjy read your post closer! Nausea is a good sign for sure! I hated it but it was definitely reassuring! What are your thoughts on the bleeding?
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edub, Shaklee is a direct sales company so it's not likely you'll find the vitamins in a B&M store, but I've seen them for sale on Amazon if you don't want to wait to try to find a distributor. Or I could give you my midwife's site, and you could either buy them there, or you could sign up to buy Shaklee products at a discount, for a one-time fee of about $20.

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Yes I have heard shaklee are the best but knowing that not everyone can buy them, that's why I suggested rainbow light!
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@jenjy I know you don't have a clot and they figured out what was causing the bleeding. I'd scroll back but I'm on my phone. What was their solution to the thing causing the bleeding? And they said it wouldn't affect the growing muffin, right?

I have these gummy prenatals that I take, vitalite or something like that, because they coat the folic acid and iron taste. I can still taste those things, but the lemonade flavor helps. Also, I could be completely off about the name. If I'm not looking at it, the name is over my head.
@bren94 do you have an ob yet? Mine is very comfortable with prescribing the antibiotic for the ear infection, but obviously hesitant at first. The OB pretty much replaces what your doctor would do since they're looking out for the baby as well. Usually. I don't know midwives opinions on these things, mostly because I've never had one and there isn't one close enough to us. Is the ear infection spreading anywhere in the face and causing swelling?

AFM I'm still in shock that the ultrasound specialist thought we were almost 19 weeks. Our girl is getting big quickly. It annoyed my sister that we are having a girl. She doesn't want us to use the middle name because it's her right, not mine yada yada. We aren't really talking because of it. Whatever. Daddy to be is actually excited about his daughter, and teared up when she was "waving" on the ultrasound. He took me up to our local park called the falls so I could be out of the house and have a break. I was happy, but did not enjoy the being picked up part. It was a nice break.

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@jenjy I'm glad things seem to be progressing, sorry about the nausea though! Even though it is reassuring

@badwolf092087 I find family jealousy so weird. I have 6 sisters (3 of them are step) and they always have an opinion about what's going on in each other's lives. My oldest step sister is a few years older than I am and she is a little upset to say the least that I'm having the first grandchild. It's all so silly really. Why can't everyone just be happy for each other? So cute that DH was so touched to see baby Madison. I don't have an OB or midwife yet. I have a midwife in mind but am trying to work with my insurance. I wouldn't mind having an OB, I just don't want to have to go on base to get all of my prenatal care. I think the ear infection is going away, I have a couple of sores in my mouth that I'm pretty sure were caused by the infection. When I get sick, the illness tends to manifest in the form of mouth sores. I have no idea why.

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One thing I do when I HAVE to take antibiotics is that I also take probiotics at the same time. Otherwise my gut hates me!

Badwolf: I think since the middle name is special to both of you AND is a family name AND is being used as a middle name, you both should use it! Why not!? She not pregnant yet, right? It's really a silly thing to be upset about.
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Yeah I agree with @edubluv , why not both of you use it?


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Bad wolf: I don't see why she can't use it as a middle name too. Family can be so petty. So cute to see the baby wave!!! The vitamin is probably vitafusion?? That's what mine are.

Bren hope you get well soon. I'm happy for you. With my second child nobody was happy bc my husband and I had just got married and only invited patents, grandparents and siblings. It was just a quick ceremony at our church and then we all went to dinner. So my aunts and some people were mad and didn't care when I became pregnant a month later. Everyone seems to be over it now ( two years later) and they were excited about baby #3 .

When I was pregnant with my first pregnancy (which I miscarried) my cousin became pregnant as well and also miscarried. We both became pregnant two years later (my first child) and my cousin was mad I was pregnant. She said it was weird. I don't know why she thought it was weird lol. It couldn't be because I wasn't married yet bc she wasn't either lol. People are just weird. Jealously is normal but it's what we do with it. I get jealous but I try to keep it to myself and eventually get over it.

Jenjy I hope the bleeding stops soon. I don't like it!!!
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Nausea is a good sign for sure! I hated it but it was definitely reassuring! What are your thoughts on the bleeding?
Thanks, edubluv. I don't know, it's disconcerting and it makes me not confident. But it is what it is. The nausea is my lifeline right now.

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@jenjy I know you don't have a clot and they figured out what was causing the bleeding. I'd scroll back but I'm on my phone. What was their solution to the thing causing the bleeding? And they said it wouldn't affect the growing muffin, right?
No solution really -- and not even sure if the SCH is the cause, but it's surely a possibility and it's keeping me going! It can cause the placenta to detach, so that's the effect to baby. As long as it's getting smaller, then that would be fantastic. I will have another U/S next week to monitor. How neat about how well Madison is growing! You have a tall husband? Is that why she is looking like she's ahead? And I agree with everyone else that you both can use the middle name!

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Thanks, @apeydef ! Hope everything is going well with you!

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@badwold092087 I find family jealousy so weird. I have 6 sisters (3 of them are step) and they always have an opinion about what's going on in each other's lives. My oldest step sister is a few years older than I am and she is a little upset to say the least that I'm having the first grandchild. It's all so silly really. Why can't everyone just be happy for each other? So cute that DH was so touched to see baby Madison. I don't have an OB or midwife yet. I have a midwife in mind but am trying to work with my insurance. I wouldn't mind having an OB, I just don't want to have to go on base to get all of my prenatal care. I think the ear infection is going away, I have a couple of sores in my mouth that I'm pretty sure were caused by the infection. When I get sick, the illness tends to manifest in the form of mouth sores. I have no idea why.
Yeah base care is annoying. All of my step family is air force, so I got to hear about the horror stories and the annoyance of it all. Where the mouth sores are, trying gurgling salt water. It's "suppose" to reduce them and work at killing infection. That's what I do when I get sore throats and there's sores back there. Either it actually works or I'm mentally tricking myself. I hope your insurance cooperates about the midwife! I wanted to attempt seeing one until I realized it was at least a 45 min drive without traffic each way, and then I found out my hospital doesn't allow them.

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Badwolf: I think since the middle name is special to both of you AND is a family name AND is being used as a middle name, you both should use it! Why not!? She not pregnant yet, right? It's really a silly thing to be upset about.
My sister is being whiny and said because she grew up with our grandmother on dad's side, she is the only one "entitled" to use our grandmother's stage (last) name. She's being selfish, and my father is thrilled. Besides, she used that grandmother's first name for her daughter. I never threw a fuss. And to think, she's the older one.

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Bad wolf: I don't see why she can't use it as a middle name too. Family can be so petty. So cute to see the baby wave!!! The vitamin is probably vitafusion?? That's what mine are.
Yes, Vitafusion! I just took mine and had to look at the bottle. I use that brand for all of my vitamins these days. And my family is extremely petty and selfish. I wish we could all just get along.

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No solution really -- and not even sure if the SCH is the cause, but it's surely a possibility and it's keeping me going! It can cause the placenta to detach, so that's the effect to baby. As long as it's getting smaller, then that would be fantastic. I will have another U/S next week to monitor. How neat about how well Madison is growing! You have a tall husband? Is that why she is looking like she's ahead? And I agree with everyone else that you both can use the middle name!
Who knows, there might be a cyst or two in there? As long as the baby is fine, that's what matters. Or, you're shedding left over uterine lining? I had that problem in my first pregnancy, to the point where we didn't even realize we were pregnant till I went in for a physical! My husband is about 6'1" and I'm 5'3" (shortest in my family, so EVERYONE joked I was switched at birth). For our stage of pregnancy, statistically Madison should be just reaching 5 inches. And as for the middle name, like I told everyone else, she's selfish. And she doesn't get sharing or respect or anything. She's still angry I can't come to her wedding that's a month before the baby is born, and constantly goes on tangents about it. I'd block her from everything, but that just causes more problems.

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Here's the anatomy photo of Madison waving. Best photo of the bunch from yesterday since she is an active one!
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@badwolf092087 How precious!!


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My next appt is in two weeks I'll be 17 weeks and they will probably give me the paperwork for my ultrasound then. I think they have me do it at 19 weeks?! So that's only 1 month away!!
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I had an appointment today at 15 weeks. I'm measuring right on target (15 cm fundal height) and fetal heart rate was 156. So everything is good. It's just too early to be feeling movement yet (even though I did 2 weeks ago).

My ultrasound is booked for July 30, so I have to wait another 5 weeks.

I still don't know who is going to deliver this baby. I tried to get a referral today, but my doctor talked me into waiting/researching my options a little longer.

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Cautiously expecting Dec 2014!

 12/08 (6 weeks),  1/13 (11 weeks), &  12/13 (9.5 weeks)
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Thank you so much! And no, the tech didn't tell me and also apparently didn't even report it, because I specifically asked the doctor for the number and she said it wasn't included. Why would they not do that...
When I went for my ultrasound at 10 weeks, they didn't tell me the heart rate either. Just that there was a heartbeat.

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Afm, I read online that folate is better than folic acid. So I started researching and found a natural prenatal that contains folate instead of folic acid, but of course it was like $40 and I'd have to wait for it to ship. So I went to Whole Foods yesterday and found the same vitamin (I think it's called new start or new chapter?) and a 60 day supply costs over $60! Hell no. But none of the other prenatals contained folate so I ended up buying a much less expensive Whole Foods brand prenatal and some Omega-3 pills. Do you think this is a good vitamin routine for the first trimester? I want to take advantage of the fact that I know I'm pregnant much sooner than most women do and make sure I'm having decent supplementation. Is folic acid ok instead of folate? Does anyone take folate?


EDIT: I also bought some folate rich foods and decided to up my intake of those in place of taking a folate supplement.
Harmony explained the folate information well. Some people can handle folic acid instead and some can't. I took folic acid when I was pregnant with my son, but I switch to methylated folate after having another miscarriage. I use a Thorne prenatal vitamins, which I get from a naturopathic doctor, along with probiotics and vitamin D. I also take omega-3 oil.

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Dreamt about a little baby boy with a head full of dark blonde hair last night. I would like to think it's a sign.
How wonderful!

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So ortho is useless until I give birth. There is a minor crack that is just resting along a bone, but he would need to give me a catscan to find out where exactly. So until I give birth, I have weekly physical therapy.

And we had our anatomy scan ultrasound today. Ten perfect fingers and ten perfect toes. Measuring over 5 1/2 inches, 7 ounces for weight, good amniotic fluid, and everything else. Madison is definitely her fsther's daughter. And she waved! And our OB recommended us to a different ortho and we go from there, again.
@alivewithyou that dream is so cute!
Are cat scans not allowed during pregnancy? I had several x-rays when I was pregnant with my son, and they just covered my belly with a lead apron. I hope you are able to make some progress with your ankle before you give birth.

Yay for a good ultrasound! Sorry your sister is giving you a hard time about the name. We used DH's grandfather's name as a middle name for DS. We talked about using it as a first name, but he thought it would be more appropriate for his brother to use it because he is older. After we announced the name, SIL said that she and DH's brother planned to use it if they had a son. I said, "You still can, as a first or middle name. We don't mind." She never brought it up again.

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Cautiously expecting Dec 2014!

 12/08 (6 weeks),  1/13 (11 weeks), &  12/13 (9.5 weeks)
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