Ok, I'll start it! I realize May started a while back, but...our thread is getting so long!
Good morning all...I'm actually going to venture to the mall today to try for some clothes. My friend has a football game and her mom is in town, so I'm going to take mom to the mall to get our nails done and then drag her to Sears (which may be the only store in that mall with a maternity section). This mall, mind you, is actually listed on a site called "deadmalls.com" but I like it because it won't be as crowded...and on a Saturday? Ugh, too many people at the other malls. So, wish me luck... if I could just find at least one pair of pants...
Nat, sorry you're sick! I agree, meds unbalance you as much as they help sometimes. That said, I couldn't get by without my Prilosec every day cuz my heartburn is so bad...but I'm off of some other meds I've been on for a long time and loving it. It was time. I did take antibiotics for strep a year ago cuz it just was NOT going away and I couldn't even swallow, but man they do give yeast infections, don't they? And I just found out that I have to take antibiotics during delivery cuz I have a heart murmur where blood leaks back into two of the ventricles, and I could end up with endocarditis or some nasty thing. I talked to my aunt (a med tech who had the same thing) and she said DO IT, it really does happen. So, ugh. In times like that, I'm grateful for modern medicine. But sometimes they can overdose you, like your story. That stinks. And, thanks for telling me what your midwife said about your not having risk factors...I don't either, other than that I'm almost the same age as you (6 months older...you will tell us when your birthday is, right?
)...but I had to kind of drag it out of my doctor. "Do you see anything to alarm you other than my age?" "No." "Thank you." Ha. I mean, jeez, they do enough blood tests on me as it is! They took four vials last time! I don't even know what for...HIV, hepatitis, on and on...hello, I don't have any of that...look in my history...they use an out-of-network lab every time and I have to pay a copay for each test they do!
CM...the early test seems pretty non-invasive...go ahead and do it if it seems right, and then hopefully you will have peace of mind for the rest of your pregnancy. That's a good thing.
Christy...how are those two little beans of yours? You gaining weight yet? I read somewhere that you were a little worried you weren't gaining. Are you still?
My DH sent me a link to the nuchal fold translusency (is that right?) test...reminded me it was less invasive and that if I chose, it wasn't too late as I'm still in my first tri technically. I'm getting the feeling that although he'd never force it, he really would like me to do some kind of testing. "It would be nice to be prepared." I said again, I just don't feel like it's necessary, can't we go from the u/s at 20 weeks. They can tell a lot from that." He said ok. That's what he gets for being respectful of my decisions! He doesn't get his way!
I did say, hey look, this is your baby too, and if you REALLY REALLY wanted me to do the amnio, well, then...I'd just have to argue harder against it to convince you otherwise.
Seriously, no tests. Go away with the needles! But I really am looking forward to the u/s...I want to see the baby! And know what it is! I thought it was a girl, but if you listen to the wive's tales on timing of BD and O'ing (I think we BD'd ON the day I O'd that month), and the Chinese lunar calendar, and the fact that the heartbeat seemed slower than I thought it would be (slower hb's tend to be boys)...it's a boy! So I just don't know what to think. We did finally come up with a boy's name that we just love though, so that's encouraging. I'm feeling a little better about potentially having a boy...it's Oliver. Isn't that cute? And I bet he'll be the only Oliver around!
Enough out of me...time for a bagel! (I've found more food I can eat, yay! I keep outsmarting the aversions! This week it's bagels and Ramen noodles!)
Oh, I have some thoughts on that article about telling your kids they're smart...WOW, that hit home...but it'll have to wait. Besides, I've gone on too long anyhow! Bye girls!