Oceanone and Gina, I too hope that all goes well with you and that your bleeding stops quickly! It's wonderful that your babies are doing so well and that they are obviously thriving despite the problems with bleeding, though, so hopefully all will be well. And Oceanone, I'm sure it is great to know what is actually happening. I think we all try to be as low tech as possible here, as much as our comfort levels and our needs allow...so if I were in your shoes I'd be doing the exact same thing with the ultrasounds!! Take care of yourself!
2girlsmom, what a scare! Glad that everything looks good, though...and if this is your third pregnancy, and you've got two munchkins to chase around, it's bound to be hard on you. Take it easy! Can't wait to see a belly shot!
Sparklin, here's my theory on that great big belly o' yours...since you haven't felt movement yet, and the preg. test didn't come back positive till July, I think you will be due in March with twins or one big baby. Are there any other reasons you would be measuring ahead?? But I'm definitely leaning towards the twins...not that it might help your sanity much!!!! Time will tell, I guess!!
Bebeluna, nice belly for you, too!! And it sounds like your birthplan is exactly what you need...which is what it should be. How are things going with the roommate and job? Does Talin like to play with the little girl, and do you enjoy the company of the mother? Hope all is well!
Steph, sounds like the right decision about u/s! And I was on a different but non-ap message board my first pregnancy and it did grate on me at times. Glad to have found this place as well!
yogamamaof2+1, "the house is trashed" Ah, and isn't it so funny that no matter how messy it is the kids never mind?? Hopefully baby will cooperate and you'll get to bond with your boy or girl as a boy or girl in utero...
I don't really feel like I look as pregnant as you ladies do, but when I wear more belly emphasizing clothes I do look about 3 months pregnant, so that's right I guess. I went through my maternity clothes and boy, how pathetic!! I somehow made it through my last pregnancy with about 7 shirts (from two seasons) and 3 pairs of pants in each of two sizes, plus one pair of overalls. Probably won't buy any more clothes, but maybe I'll sew myself some shirts for fun
My uterus has just gotton so big lately, by my estimate it's now at about 16/17 weeks, but I have an appt. with my back up doctor on Tues so we'll see what he says. I have also been feeling definite movement, yea!! I spend my sleepless time feeling my belly, and this morning one of my cats came a purring and lay down right on my uterus, which the new baby seemed to enjoy. The cats both did that a lot with Peri, too, and sometimes when she was big enough to kick back they'd get startled, but it was like they couldn't stay away from my belly.
Sigh, anyone have second thoughts about paying out of pocket for a homebirth?? I know that I'll relish the experience, and that I definitely do not like the hospital that my HMO uses, but at the same time we could use that money for so many other things!! I've been working 30 hours a week doing childcare, and still I only get about $200 a week from it...not quite enough to pay my share. And DH has his grad school preliminary exam coming up in January, so he's working a bit less this semester. Maybe he'll work more next semester or next summer, but sometimes I feel he's just an underachiever and would rather take out student loans than work (we've already got tons, all from him, and I just dread having to pay them back). But he never spends money, and I do spend some on my hobbies, so who knows?? Sometimes I feel like if there were only an easier way...And I know that if I could somehow drop the insurance through his work I'd qualify for the state pregnant women's health care and they would pay for a homebirth with my midwife!! It's so frustrating that our country is so goofed up on it's care. And since I've been reading all these pregnancy/birth books for my doula classes the ironies hit home, sigh...