i know said i would start a new thread yesterday, but ended up spending the whole day in bed with a head cold. it has cleared up a bit since, so here i am. here is the roll call (thanks to shane):
BABY # 1
Lisa - Sept 17, #1, Hospital
Priya - Sept 25, #1
Sarah - Sept 25, #1?
hypatia - Sept 26, #1, Home
Ravin - Sept 28, #1, Home
Glittergal - Oct 9 #1
Daria - Oct 21, #1, Hospital
Kris - Sept 11, #2
Emma - Sep 12, #2, Hospital
Shelly K. - Sept 17, #2
Eman'smom - Sept 18, #2
Ladylee - Sept 24, #2 VBAC
Amy - Sept 26, #2
Christine - Sept 26, #2, Hospital
Shannon - Sept 27, #2
Domestic Goddess - Oct #2
Mamaley - Oct 1, #2, birth center
Angela - Sept/Oct, #2
velryba - Oct 2, #2, home
Mamarsupial - early Oct, #2, Hospital (CNM, Doula)
Alexandra - early Oct, #2
Muslimomma, #2, Home (Unassisted)
Tammi ? Sept 18, #3
Carolyn - Mid/end Sept, #3, Home
Ashley - end Sept, #3
Shane - Oct 1, #3, Home
Czen - Oct 25 #3
Kelly - Sept 9, #4, Birth Center
Deb - Sept 19, #4
TreeLove - Sept 27, #4
Britt - Oct 8, #4, home
mamapenelope - October, #4, Home
Cori, #4, Home
My due date is 9/18 (our anniversary)
thanks should go to shane for the list, she's the one who started keeping track of us (all THIRTY of us!)
morning sickness: my head cold is much better and my morning sickness is well in hand. i'm tellin' ya -> seabands! they really help. i think keeping hydrated and napping when i can helps too (and going to bed at 8pm).
cravings: salt and sweet today. vanilla yogurt with mango, then i wanted eggs and toast. at lunch, i had some chicken, then a chocolate peppermint luna bar, then chips and salsa, then a big pear and a raspberry popsicle. i had lost 3 lbs from the time we found out we were pg, but with all this eating i'm back to where i started
belly: according to the baby books, my bun is about the size of a pinto bean now...but it seems like my belly is already starting to pop. i can feel it when i lay on my stomach, and when i zip up my pants. may need to start wearing my post-partum stretchy and baggy clothes.
nursing: breastfeeding dd is going well, but my nipples are getting sore. anyone have any tricks? (besides weaning!).
btw, i know we talked about some birth trauma a bit, but i'm curious to know what people will do differently this time around. i know it would be helpful to me, and maybe to everyone else (especially the first time moms). for me, the big changes will be:
+ healthful, organic diet (we ate well before, but i as bad about ice cream, occational fast foods, etc.)
+ avoid induction (also through diet)
+ less weight gain (for health reasons, not vanity)
+ yoga and birth ball throughout pregnancy
+ labor as long as possible at home
+ just dh, doula, midwife, and nurse in labor room (last time we had my parents and dh's mom along).
i'm also thinking ahead to the small things like aromatherapy and music during labor. small details that really helped with my labor with dd. nothing like a peppermint food rub during labor!
|Lisa - Sept 17, #1, Hospital|
Ok, ok, I KNOW that most likely we will end up in a hospital birth, so I'm not crying cuz my posts were interperted like that. I'm crying cuz I really really DON'T wanna have a hospital birth. My OB/Nurse Practioniner won't even be there, I will have NO idea who will deliver me, so I can't even go over a birth plan really.... the only ONLY thing that makes it bearable for me is that I WILL have a doula if I have to have a hospital birth. No ifs, ands or buts. There, ok I feel a little better!
Lots and lots of queasyness for me still. Have only thrown up once... so thats good. But I feel queasy before I eat, and then when I eat I have to kinda fight the food for it to stay down. So I'm not really feeling like eatting much these days.
According to our ultrasound from thursday our baby is 2.5 cm long. So itty bitty! I just can't wait until I can feel him/her moving!!!
I just had a renal ultrasound done yesterday because I've been spilling blood in my urine (nothing I can see, its microscopic amounts) and its not a UTI. My kidneys are fine, but I have gallstones. Fun fun! At least they don't hurt, so I'm thinking they will leave them alone unless they do. I guess its a good thing fatty foods makes me feel at least its easier to avoid foods that could make them worse.
And I'm glad that at least my Nurse Practionier is nice. Still very on the medicated side of things, but at least she's pleasant. I'm overweight, and she didn't make a big deal out of it. Well except the "watch your diet or you'll get chubbier during pregnancy"... which I think was proably her trying to nicely tell me to not eat like a cow. :LOL Which I already knew.
Oh yes and one more thing. She did a pap and I have vaganosis... (probably butchered the spelling) so at 14 weeks I have to take metronidazole for a week, because I guess the vaganosis can cause pre-term labor? Anyone know anything about that? Either the infection, or the medication, or the pre-term labor? I've filled my script, and I've got another 4+ weeks to look into all of this, but thought someone here might have some info too!
|Originally posted by Lisa_Lynn
I'm crying cuz I really really DON'T wanna have a hospital birth. My OB/Nurse Practioniner won't even be there, I will have NO idea who will deliver me, so I can't even go over a birth plan really....
This time around at 9.5 weeks I'm horribly ill, who ever called it morning sickness, I'm also so tired I can't stand it.
I can still button my pants, but I don't, anything touching my stomach makes me ill.
Due to the recent miscarriage we had an ultrasound earlier in the week our little guy was moving all over the place it was a great site to see.
Don't worry at all about the vaginosis. It is a normal bacterial overgrowth in the vagina that is VERY common in pregnant and non-pregnant women - many have no signs or symptoms. If untreated, it can cause preterm labor. Metronizadole is prefectly safe in pregnancy - just take it with food because it might upset your tummy. Good luck!
I went to the OB to have a pap done, and he "discovered" my pregnancy and now I am seeing the OB. I was trying to decide if I should go to the homebirth midwife instead, but I guess I'll stay with this guy. He wanted to do an u/s at my last appointment, which was actually my first pregnancy appointment. Since I had a miscarriage last time, I was curious. He didn't see anything other than a sac with the regular u/s machine, so he used the vaginal wand and did see a heartbeat in a little 14 mm body, so I was pleased with that.
I'm still kind of torn about the homebirth thing, because I really wanted to do that in my last pregnancy, but my husband just won't go for it and I don't feel like trying to win him over on the subject. My plan at this point is to stay at home as long as possible.
Glittergal thanks glad to know its normal and the meds are fine too. Yeah I read the insert and it says to take it with food. Definatly will! Won't be taking it for another month yet though... but at least I'm all set to go!
And I'll pick up some seabands when I go running around in the next day or two. Hopefully they help! Thanks for the idea
As far as MS I first felt it at 4 dpo. I almost thought it was my imagination playing tricks on me because we wanted to concieve. However its not been all that bad. Usually I get all day MS starting in a week or two. However, my diet is the best it has ever been with this pregnancy, I also feel in the best shape physically of my life. Keeping my fingers crossed that helps!
Mamarsupial, I'm curious how you use diet to avoid induction? I've been induced twice and my goal is to do everything I can to avoid it again! I'd love to hear any tips you have!
Yesterday when I was cleaning up after lunch, dd (2 yr) started running in and out of the kitchen, throwing some "imagined/pretend" thing into the garbage. So I asked her what she was doing. She told me that she is helping her motorcycle give birth to baby motorcycles (the motor cycle happens to have a little hole at its end) and she is cutting the umbilical cord and throwing it.
maybe if she keeps up the interest I'll have her cut #2's umbilical cord!
Regarding food and induction, I have read that evening primrose oil (or borage or black currant oil)help with cervical ripening because it contains the oils that are precusors to prostaglandins, which soften and ripen the cervix and prepare it to dilate. My midwife recommended 500mg daily starting at 36 weeks gestation and continue until birth. If this interests you, it may be a good idea to just double check with your midwife/nurse/ob.
Have a good week everyone
I guess I'm around 12 weeks now and doing good. My breasts are starting to get fuller and a bit tender, and I get really tired some days - that's about it so far.
xo - Kelly
♥ Handmade dress shop owner and mama of five - our littlest just born in December! ♥
i feel a little disillusioned with the birthplan idea. I had a great birthplan with my ds and we (my doctor and Dh) were all in agreement, yet once labour really started, I feel it all went out the window...
Sorry I am just feeling a little blue today,
Tired Emma (mum to a darling little boy who hates sleep)
Things are going along like the throwing up was never around. I'm back to how I felt with my past two. Still checking the cervix though
We are using a CNM for formal blood work and having a CPM for the birth. I guess for a while untill I get all the blood work results I will be seeing both at the same time. My CPM said to ask if the CNM would provide backup in the need of a transfer. I need to get the blood work results in hand first. Just incase there are hard feelings about my homebirthing. KWIM? THere is a bit of termoil going on in CT about homebirthing. My CPM is actually being charged by the state medical board with practicing medicine without a licence. Bogus charges but non the less she is in legal hell
My clothes are still fitting well. Can even button them. Even not pregnent I had time when I could not do this I could feel a little bump also if I lay flat on my back and press really firmly on my lower tummy. The best was to make it easier to feel your uterus is to have an orgasm THe uterus will tighten up.
I am also planning on having two differnt people at the birth to provide sibling support for my boys. Like said before I don't want to worry about them when in labor. I really want them there for the birth and individual support is very helpful.
Hope all are well-
PS. We bought a treadmill to have at home so I can excersice again
Shane - Homeschooling mom to three boys (12, 1-, 8) and living the open life with my husband.
I really want to try to feel the uterus like Shane was talking about...I think I will try that after I type this (minus the orgasm : hehehe)
My prenatals are making me feel sick but I'm trying to take them when I can.
The only time I eat vegetables is on a veggie delight sandwhich at Subway. I tell them to put every single vegetable on it. Probably not the most nutritious veggies I could eat, but better than nothing.
My breasts barely ever hurt at all...hardly have thoughout the pregnancy so far...but I have been experiencing nausea off and on. Especially bad last night and this morning. Is anyone else's coming and going?
8 weeks tomorrow, baby!!!
Yesterday I wanted BBQ pork, but I didn't eat any. I have been eating more meat than usual--I had a hamburger which is something I normally avoid, as well as pork.
My pants still fit fine, but I could wear my regular stretch jeans throughout most of my last pregnancy. My stomach feels huge, but I'm rather obese anyway, so it could just be I'm feeling fatter than normal. I haven't exercised in 4 days, so maybe it is all in my mind. I usually start to feel bad once I stop exercising.
Just thought I'd add myself to the list. I am currently almost 12 weeks (due around Sept 4) with my second. My ds is almost 2 This time around we are planning an unassisted birth and I am very excited about it. I am also hoping for an unassisted pregnancy (has been so far) but dh is a little nervous about not knowing if "everything is okay". He is getting less nervous as the weeks go on. (I had an early M/C the month before conceiving so I think he is scared to lose this one too).
Last time I had terrible morning sickness, but this time isn't so bad. I need to eat continuously to avoid that nauseous feeling though. My belly is huge already, last time I didn't show until past 20 weeks, this time it happened almost immediately. Needless to say the extended family is convinced I'm having twins:. The joke has become that I am eating for 4 (ds is nursing, myself, the baby, and the imaginary twin). They keep asking how I will know its twins if I don't see a doctor, I say if 2 babies come out instead of one I'll know for sure
As for food, I've been eating those veggie sandwiches from Subway a couple of times a week. I actually ate a 12 inch the other day (ate the halves about an hour apart), and usually a six inch is quite enough! I haven't been eating a LOT of sweets. Actually had crispy cremes in the house at breakfast and didn't want them. That's a first. Though if my local grocery store doesn't get in plain silk soymilk soon (they've been out--and so have I--for a week now), I'm going to scream. I'm getting tired of rice krispies (I DO have some chocolate silk, and that's the only cereal I like w/ chocolate milk on it. Don't like drinking it straight, though, too sweet.) I've been eating a LOT of cheese. Melted cheddar on a tortilla seems to be my favorite lunch for the past week (the week before that it was grilled cheese sandwiches with tomato soup.)
Needless to say, I've pretty much given up on going vegan until well after the baby's born.
I've been eating a lot of pickles, too, which is weird because before I got pg I usually didn't care for them much (well, pickled cucumbers, anyway, I used to love the different kinds of pickles they'd put in an o-bento (box lunch) when I lived in Japan).
breastfeeding, babywearing, homeschooling Heathen parent to my little Wanderer, 7 1/2 , and baby Elf-stone, 3/11!
|Originally posted by ladylee
It's really hard with dd--I need to prepare meals for her but I get so queasy!
I'm having a heck of a time cooking and feeding ds. I've been asking dh to do it whenever possible. I made a tuna casserole last night...... couldn't stand the smell of it cooking, but I loved eating it!!
Whoever mentioned that drinking water with lemon juice would help m/s -- well, thanks -- you're a genius!! I can't get enough of the stuff!!! It does help better than anything else right now. (I keep forgetting to bring some to work - errrrrrr.) I am still having m/s all day and night. I have been actually woken up by it. YUCK!!!
I'm still very tired...... but I'm not sleeping well right now. No chance for a nap because I'm working FT. I tried to get a couch in my office, but that didn't fly.
Glad to hear how everyone is doing.......
MORNING SICKNESS: lemon water - i will have to try that. my ginger tea and sea bands are only doing so much. thought i was going to die this morning. ended up laying down in bed with dd and watching seseme street. we rarely let her watch tv, but something tells me that's going to change for the next 5-6 weeks of morning sickness.
I've found mini pretzels help my m/s SO much. And lots and lots of water too. I'm usually pretty bad about drinking enough water, before pregnancy ALL I drank was diet, caffine free coke. Once we were successful in getting pregnant, I will have maybe one soda a day, sometimes none at all. I'm glad that now they are treats to me, and water is what I'm drinking all the time now.
My cramps have gone away now (very thankful), I was having minor cramps constantly since we found out I was pregnant, and it worried me, but never had bleeding, so I tried not to worry. I'm very happy now that I don't have them... But my uterus feels SO full! Almost like if you have a very full tummy from eatting, but of course much lower...
I was so stoked last night, because I could feel my uterus! I'm not a small woman, but I just kinda prodded around like my nurse did, and ta-da there it is! Had to show my Dh too! I know it will be a good long time before I'm showing, but it made me so happy!