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#1 of 85 Old 11-28-2005, 01:08 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Wowsers we are getting close to the end of the year I hope everyone is doing well this week.
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subscribing. I am 19.5 weeks along. Amazing! I'm nearly halfway to a new little person! Yay!

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I'm not sure I've posted in these updates yet... I can't remember.

Well, I'm 18 weeks today! We get to find out the gender in two weeks and two days! I've got my 20 week appointment 2 weeks from today. Um, what else. I'm doing good. I've had some bad headaches for the past two or three weeks, but they've gone away in the last 2 days.
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I'm busy knitting (a blanket for dd's waldorf type doll- a Christmas gift) while I'm listing things on ebay and the TP right now so I can get some $ for Christmas stuff. I'm all for multitasking right now! Its really funny, right around this time when I was pg with Anna I started cleaning, redecorating (like a crazy woman) and harrassing my DH to finish remodeling projects...I'm doing the SAME EXACT THING! I guess I'm just an early nester! We painted our kitchen a gorgeous cranberry color this weekend (3 coats- UGH!) and I've been knitting up a storm. I've got millions of things I want to do before Christmas and then also millions of things to do before the baby comes...so I probably should spend less time on here! : I feel bad for my poor DH its only going to get worse before it will get better! I've got a midwife appt this afternoon, I'm hoping it goes well. The baby (I am having a hard time calling him by his name, did the same thing with Anna until she was actually born) is kicking around in there really hard now! My DH has actually felt a few kicks, and I'm feeling a few kicks in my cervix as I am typing right now.

I'm having such a hard time keeping up on these threads! Hopefully after Christmas I will have more time to keep up. Hope you are all doing wonderfully!

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I'm 18 weeks and 4 days. My ultrasound is next Monday and I am sooo excited!!! I've had some bh and finally not negative on my weight anymore. Yeah. Thats about it for me today
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I will read posts later... I'm on the run but wanted to post my update...

Well, even if we HAD wanted to (MUCH to my mother's disappointment! LOL) we would not have been able to find out the sex today as the baby was face down and only turned partly to its side while she was taking measurements! (We did see it's bottom sticking up!! LOL) I knew that my actual due date wasn't going to be April 24th like my last period dictated, due to that fact that I know I O a week later then the "normal" that they go by... So I figuered my due date to be about May 1st... Which is 8 days off... Well, the baby measures at 16w6d which would be exactly the 8 days off (as I am 18w today according to my LMP)! LOL HOWEVER, the tech said my due date was May 9th!! That is NOT right! It doesn't add up! If I am 16w6w but my LMP says 18 weeks, that is one week off... NOT 17 whole days! So I am just going to go by a May 1st due date!! LOL The tech kept telling me that I should have waited to come in and have my u/s done. She said I was there too early. But my u/s with Katelyn was at 17w2d and the tech then didn't have a problem! Wonder why this one did??

Anyway, since the baby didn't cooperate very much, we didn't get a good profile shot... (the baby WAS moving all over, though - just in the wrong directions! Ha ha) But I got a "body" shot... As soon as I can figure out how to work my FIL's scanner, I will put it in my album!

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PS DH didn't go with me... But after it was over, I called him and the first thing I said to him was, "Well, it's a boy!" There was DEAD silence onthe other line... Then he said (in an angry voice) "I thought we weren't finding out! I guess I should have gone with you!" THen I told him I was just kidding and we couldn't have found out even if we had wanted to!! LOL He wasn't amused! Ha ha Oh well! He should have come with me! LOL (I am SO evil!! HAHAHAHAHAHA )

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I never have much luck listing stuff on the trading post or eBay. Any tips for me?

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20weeks I can't belive how fast this pregnancy is going! Baby is kicking up a storm and I LOVE it I saw my osteopath friday and has an adjustment and I feel fantastic, loads more energy and no pain

I'm also having a hard time keeping up on these threads lately what with planning for christmas and getting all the little jobs I keep creating done Only 3 weeks and then DH has nearly 2 weeks off work, ds and I are both so excited
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I had my MW appointment this morning... I'm 22 weeks, but measuring 23 weeks. Everything looks good. I only gained 1 lb, 9 lbs total so far.

I really needed to talk about not being induced again. B/c they are hospital midwives, if I go to 42 weeks they would encourage/push me to be induced. BUT as she said, they don't WANT to induce me, and will work with me starting at 36 weeks to prepare for labor (I did NOTHING last time.) I'm going to get my medical records to them so they can see what happened, that the baby was fine, the placenta looked like a 39 week placenta, that I had NO PROBLEM birthing a 9 lb 5 oz baby since I have a roomy pelvis, so a "big baby" is not to be feared.

*sigh* Why is it such a fight to be "allowed" to go into labor on my own? I'm praying and hoping it will be different this time. *I* know my body can do it, given time!

Oh, has anyone here refused an "elective" induction for a post-date baby in a hospital birth? Also, is anyone going to start a support thread for mama's hoping for natural, minimal-intervention hospital births, or am I the only one?

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19w4d today. Exactly the same as Rynna!

Feeling pretty good...except for the sinus drainage...bleh.

Have my u/s on Wednesday. Hoping everyone is cooperating. I really do want to know.

That is about it.

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Hi everyone!

I am 19 weeks now and the baby has been moving around a bit, but I only notice it mostly when I am sitting still or laying down. I haven't been keeping up with the threads much either. In fact, I didn't post the last two weeks - too busy.

I have been knitting up a storm, too. I made a little dress for my DD to wear on Thanksgiving. It was lovely - dark rose colored with a large cable down the front. I also knit myself a purse and have started DH's sweater. I hope to finish it before Christmas. He wore his scarf from last year today and it made me feel good. I love to make things for my family - to wrap them in warmth and love.

I have been spending more time in the kitchen now that the morning sickness has passed. I made and canned some apple butter last week and made rolls and hummus for Thanksgiving. I also made a pumpkin pie on Saturday and whipped up some whipping cream for it. This made my DH happy, as my SIL didn't make pumpkin pie for dessert Thanksgiving night.

We are having an ultrasound next Monday but we don't want to find out what the gender is. However, I have a STRONG feeling that the baby is a boy. I have even slipped and called it a "he" a few times. We have nicknamed it Trumpet, after the suggestion of my DD who REALLY wants to call the baby Trumpet. It is a little better than her last suggestion, which was "Sparkelina" for a girl. She is too funny.
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OK. I am a TARD! I guess the u/s and due date WOULD be right! I am 19w today instaed of 18w according to my last period.... I am dumb! LOL So I guess I AM only 16w6d and my due date is May 9th... But I will stay here and not move to the May board... My DD was due on May 5th and she came in April, so I am thinking...

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Well things are going great here. Don't even ask me how many weeks I am, I always forget. Due April 15th so what would that be 19 or 20 wks. How horrible is that. I don't have another MW appt until the 12th of Dec. But we did decide to schedule an ultrasound and it is on the 5th. I cannot wait. We are definately finding out what this one is. DH want a boy (of course) I am happy with either but little girl clothes are so cute. We all ready have one of each so it does not really matter. I am finally over a horrible cold!!! And have ALL of the Christmas shopping done for the kids. I still need to make the cards and yearly newsletter though. I am really showing now and finally had to go all maternity. My belly would hang out from under my shirts, not to attractive.
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I am 18 weeks and 1 day. We are getting really excited about our up-coming u/s in 9 days. Dh will have just gotten back from being out to sea for a week. My mom is visiting us right now keeping us company while my dh travels. He was away last week in Guam. This pregnancy is just flying by, and with no complications I couldn't ask for a better pregnancy.

Kerri- The call to dh sounds like something I would have done especially if dh had missed the u/s.
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I have been knitting up a storm, too. I made a little dress for my DD to wear on Thanksgiving. It was lovely - dark rose colored with a large cable down the front. I also knit myself a purse and have started DH's sweater. I hope to finish it before Christmas. He wore his scarf from last year today and it made me feel good. I love to make things for my family - to wrap them in warmth and love.
I don't have a lot of time to knit, but sometimes I get in the mood and I can't be stopped. I haven't knit much but a multicolored scarf I've been working on a year or so. I knit the scarf when I feel brainless. And a few weeks back, I started knitting baby bootees from Zoe Mellor's bootee book. I did 3 bootees. I'm currently on a search for the best bootee, which means I will probably knit only one bootee of each bootee in the book. I will probably never make a full pair. They are really cute though!

I should post another picture soon. I've almost lost my belly button. And my tummy's starting to look weird. It's red and white splotchy and probably on the way to veiny. :
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Oh, has anyone here refused an "elective" induction for a post-date baby in a hospital birth? Also, is anyone going to start a support thread for mama's hoping for natural, minimal-intervention hospital births, or am I the only one?
I haven't, but my sister has. My younger niece was born at 43w (iirc) in the hospital, though just barely; they actually called my sister a cab about 20 mintues before my niece was born because they were sure that she wasn't in labor at all.

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I found out Friday that there was a slight dialation in the renal pelvis and calyces of my baby, but after doing a day of research and asking about it in the pregnancy forum here I'm feeling okay about it, we'll just keep an eye on it and go back for another u/s as recommended to see if we need to have u/s done on the baby after birth. Baby is getting very active, even while I'm on transportation or moving around, which DS didn't do as much.


Today's been a rough day, not for me personally but for people I know IRL and online.

My friend at work who I had lent a lot of books too and cheered along in her plans for a natural hospital birth ended up much like me-- SROM, pit, c/s, although hers was for FTP rather than "nonreassuring heartrate" but it's all the same. She's pretty sad and a bit traumatized and so am I for her.

Then in the afternoon I find out on a VBAC list I'm on that a woman there who's gone through an incredible struggle caring for her son with cp this past year, a total inspiration as a mother I have to say, was just starting to see new improvements in him and then this morning he passed away in his sleep (he was just over 1). At that point I just started crying over my computer.
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This is the first time posting on this thread. I'm 22 + weeks. We just told our families over Thanksgiving that I'm pregnant with #4. Plus we just found out it is a girl. After three boys, I'm pregnant with a GIRL. I just can't blieve it. So strange. I've gained over 20 pounds and feel so huge because I am all belly. I read so much about people loosing weight or only gaining a few pounds by this point. I'm slightly paranoid. Anyway, baby kicking up a storm and still head up. When do you have to worry about a baby not being head down? Well enough babbling. Thanks.
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Aprilushka,

Sorry it has not been a great day. I too balled my eyes out when I read her post. I was out all day and came home to all of the messages to her in my inbox.
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I haven't updated in awhile - too busy I guess. I'm almost 21 weeks now and feeling really good, although I've been real hormonal (i.e. bitchy) the last couple of days with the kids. Dh has been away at work and that never helps the situation. Anyway, my house is finally looking clean on a regular basis again which is so nice b/c I'm very anal about things being in their place and feel generally discontent when the house is a mess. So psychologically it's been an improvement for me. Even got the girls to clean up their toys every evening before bed (which I never even tried to do in the past). I'm a bit pissy that I'm awake - and have been awake - since about 2:30am. My older dd showed up in our bed, which is not at all uncommon, but she was all whiny and was waking younger dd (and me) up. Dh was just complaining to me earlier in the day how we'd "have to do something" about them sleeping in our bed soon b/c it wasn't going to work with the new baby. And I was saying that it wasn't going to work (trying to move them out), would be more trouble than it's worth, etc. Well when she shows up (and on his side) and is all whiny and waking us all up, does he take her out of the room? No. So I get all bitchy and tell him to get her out. Not exactly the good nurturing mothering side of me. But I was tired and she woke up my other dd which is always the last straw for me. So he took her back to bed & layed down with her and I've been awake ever since. Ugh - sorry for the vent - I'm just annoyed.
Anyway, in the baby news updates - my belly is just pretty huge and poking out of all my clothes even though they're all maternity. Don't have a clue what I'm going to wear in the last trimester. Baby is moving all over the place and I can even see the movement real well at times if I lay down and watch my belly (like a fireworks show or something - it's pretty cool). I've been able to feel what I think is the baby's back on a few occassions. So everything in that respect seems to be going well. I'm looking forward to my next mw appt b/c dh will be there this time and should be able to hear the hb for the first time. That's about it for me! Guess I'll attempt to go back to bed for a bit.

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Just for reference - because it makes me laugh, and I have a dirty mind:

balled = slang for sex
bawled = crying hard

Just my own personal thing - I always have to reread a sentence to make sure it wasn't what I thought.

Sorry everyone is having a rough time. Sounds like it is going around.

I am pretty okay overall. Massively uncomfortable...and have a great faboo thing with my sinuses draining...:

Have my u/s tomorrow...half excited, half worried. I hate that.

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How did your ultrasound go, Adina?

Went to my appointment yesterday. Apparently, I've gained 7 pounds in the last month. Too much indulging at Thanksgiving, I guess. I'll have to keep a closer eye on my diet.

DH is really getting on my nerves lately. He doesn't want to do anything but play computer games all day long. Any time I bring up the subject of names, he just goofs around and suggests ones that I know he's not serious about (like Octavius, Brutus, Caesar, Maximus, Nero -- anyone see a trend here?), while nixing all the potential names I bring up. He drags his heels about reading any baby or birth-related books, and still hasn't looked at the links I sent him regarding circumcision. Grrrr, it's so frustrating! I'm just a few weeks away from being in my third trimester, and I HATE leaving things until the last minute, which is where he's headed!
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Apparently I'm still losing weight. I don't know how it's possible, since I'm eating now, but my pants keep getting bigger and bigger... It's to the point where it's embarassing for me to go out in public, my belly is too big for me to wear a belt under it but my hips and butt are not enough to keep my pants up at all. I found a pair of light-weight, size XL maternity pants from my second pregnancy, but they're also falling off of me... I guess I'm really in a 14 M. : It would be okay, but most of my jeans are 18/20 and I just look silly in them now. It's quite humiliating. I never thought that I'd be embarassed to lose weight...

So Adina-- with your excellent, wonderful ultrasound today ( : ) perhaps you'll be ready to join the sticky list?

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Okay Okay - put me on the sticky list! I am clearly here to stay!

Ultrasound went GREAT!! Everything looks awesome.


And, I was totally wrong.....


It's a girl!

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Congratulations, Adina!

Girls are so much fun, if I do say so myself.
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Yay, Adina. Glad to hear everything is going ok and congrats on having a girl! Oh and I have a dirty mind, too. I think of something particularly... um... when people say "balled".

Congrats to Elionwy on losing weight. I want to lose a little bit on my rear end. I'm keeping my fingers crossed. Maybe you just need to get some wrap-around dresses? I'm wearing one today (patterned wrap-around from Old Navy), and I'm glad to know that it will always fit... At least I hope.

Wencit, I can understand your frustration. Maybe your husband is just letting things incubate (?) for a while before he springs to action. I don't know if this is necessarily good advice, since it might create hostility. But maybe you could let him know that if he doesn't help you make decisions, you will make them. I'd probably wait a bit longer before going to an extreme like that, but it's a thought. Also my husband likes roman, latin names a lot. Could it be he's playing Rome:Total War like my hubby? We're going to name our little mung bean, Lucian, which is latin, so he did win... kind of.

Love_homebirthing, your description of your belly doing fireworks made me laugh. It makes me think of Jiffy Pop popcorn.

Burk-a-bee, Congrats on having a girl I see the girls are finally rolling in. I'd also like to know when the baby needs to not be breech, since mine is head up too. I'm not worrying about it though now.

April, hope this isn't too forward. But what are SROM, FTP, and cp? I guess pit is for pitocin? Sorry, but I'm just not that familiar yet. Sorry things aren't going so well. I feel very badly for zion too.

No real news for me at the moment. I have a midwife appointment to head to in a few minutes. So hope that goes well. I really want to find one that I like there.
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April, hope this isn't too forward. But what are SROM, FTP, and cp? I guess pit is for pitocin? Sorry, but I'm just not that familiar yet. Sorry things aren't going so well. I feel very badly for zion too.

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Spontaneous rupture of membranes (ie, before onsought of labor, but not during prematurity, which is PROM, sometimes though the two are interchangably used). Failure to progress (ie, not dialating to 10cm within an allotted period of time-- usually period of OBs choice). ANd yes, pit for pitocin.
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Hooray on the girl baby Adina! I've got 2 so far and they're just awesome. I've suddenly began thinking that maybe this little one is a girl too. Everyone has told me that it's a boy, but what do they know anyway? People said the same thing when my first was a girl.

Eilonwy - That's pretty awesome about the weight loss, except for the annoying no clothes fitting part of it. Otherwise it's pretty cool, right? Especially since you're eating!

I decided to weigh myself this morning even though I'm totally fine with gaining as much weight as I need to. However.... I was up to an 18 lb weight gain (20 if you count the 2 lbs I lost early on) which is a whopping 7 lbs since my last appt. only 3 weeks ago. I wonder if the mw will have any concerns with it. So this relatively fast and big weight gain combined with how ridiculously huge my belly already is is actually getting to me a bit. Must be the hormones cuz I'm all about being okay with nature dictating what needs to happen with me, but I guess deep down it's freaking me out a little. I'm already maybe a 7 on the uncomfortable-ness scale (mainly with trying to find a reasonable position to sleep in and getting in & out of bed, rolling over/adjusting, etc.). I finally went to the chiro for the first time this pregnancy and he basically said I was some kind of freak (I'm not in love with this man but he takes my insurance). Anyway, he said I have pelvic instability or something to that affect and that it's pretty unheard of for someone at my stage of pregnancy (and before since these problems pop up before I even get my first + result back) to have such extreme pain. Oh, and I'm big. And my posture sucks and I shouldn't carry my toddler anymore - he literally said that I needed to "cut the cord already" and that nature makes them walk for a reason. Ugh. Anyway, that's my update. Trying to focus on eating healthier so I can feel okay that my weight gain isn't based on crap.

Kate - let us know how your appt. went! I live pretty near you btw.

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Adina- Congrats!! I guess we were both wrong on that Like I told you, I've been wrong the last 3 times now I've guessed on other people's babies I was right on mine though! I did look at your belly pic the other day and think 'hmm...maybe she is having a girl'. Have you bought anything pink yet? Girls are SO much fun!

Rynna- I don't have much luck on the TP or ebay usually either, but I really want some paypal for Christmas and to buy stuff for the Holiday helpers mamas I have. I am interested in your newborn wool diaper cover...PM me about it!

April- sorry to hear you've had bad news lately, the second story brought me to tears I hope your next u/s goes much better!

hairpin- good luck at your appt!

love_homebirthing- you are outgrowing your maternity clothes already?! I'd be really surprised if you weren't having twins. Are you feeling more movement than with your other kids? I definitely will be outgrowing my maternity clothes by the third trimester, because I already look huge (like what I looked like at 7 months with my dd : ). How far ahead are you measuring? Are you sure are on your dates? Sorry for the 20 questions

I am carrying SO much differently than I was with my dd. With her since I already have some extra 'padding' you couldn't even tell I was pg until the very end because I carried kinda wide and low. This time my belly is high and out, and I definitely look pregnant! Its kinda exciting to actually look preggo, even though I think I look much further along than I am. My midwife said that I'm measuring exactly at 22 weeks and that she thinks I look a little further along than I am but pretty normal for #2. I am attempting to finish knitting a hat for my dd today but I keep getting distracted by the TV or computer. Ugh, I am such a slug! No energy at all today! I normally don't leave the computer on all day or even turn the TV on for more than a little bit.

I am having the strangest food craving...bologna sandwiches on white bread. Normally the thought of that when I'm not pregnant would turn my stomach. I haven't eaten white bread in years, and I HATE bologna. I had one sandwich at my mom's house and then made my DH go get me some at the store. Maybe I can switch to that veggie bologna stuff instead...at least its not so icky and use soft wheat bread. I've been gulping down Silk soynog like crazy too. Too bad its not fortified, I'm not getting any calcium from it. I haven't gained any weight yet (which is fine with me since I'm overweight to start with) so I guess a few bad choices aren't that big of a deal since I eat really healthy most the time.

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love_homebirthing- you are outgrowing your maternity clothes already?! I'd be really surprised if you weren't having twins. Are you feeling more movement than with your other kids? I definitely will be outgrowing my maternity clothes by the third trimester, because I already look huge (like what I looked like at 7 months with my dd : ). How far ahead are you measuring? Are you sure are on your dates? Sorry for the 20 questions
Although I'm really hoping it's twins (and my initial instinct in the first trimester was that it was) I'm just not feeling movement like I'd suspect if there were. I do feel lots of movement but not in opposing spots at the same time. So my hope has kind of faded on that. I'm positive about my dates b/c I charted, used ovulation predictor tests, Clomid (which has to be taken on specific days of your cycle) AND I began testing 4 days before finally getting an extremely faint positive. So I couldn't be off. I was measuring about 6 weeks ahead at my last appt. which was 3 weeks ago. I probably look bigger than I should b/c I started the pregnancy about 20 lbs over my medically "ideal" weight and carried most of that in the tummy which I always thought made me look a good 4 months or so pregnant. But I'm pretty sure they don't include fat in those measurements, right? Just the height of the fundus itself. So I don't know what's up. If I knew it was twins then I'd feel better about my weight gain & size, but I guess I'll eventually find out. I think I buy too skimpy of maternity clothes too since I've vowed never to look like I'm wearing a tent again (like I did in my first pregnancy). I'm not buying the wrong size or anything but I think the cut/styles might be too skimpy, if that makes any sense.

Oh - about the question of when the baby turns to a head down position - I don't know for sure but I looked in 2 different books I have and they both show illustrations of the baby at 24 weeks breech and then at 28 weeks head down. So my guess is that it's typical for most babies to turn head down sometime around 28 weeks, although I know this can happen much later.

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