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04-19-2004 02:30 AM
OakEmber Ann, I hope that you are able to get in to see your midwife this week, I am sure that would really put your mind at ease! Bleeding would definately freak me out too but I am glad to hear that you didn't have any today...keep taking it as easy as you can! Hope to hear all goes well when you get your appt.
04-18-2004 10:27 PM
AnnR33 I've gone over a week with no spotting and then Sat night I had bright red spotting and it really freaked me out! It was "a lot" even for me. I'm still on the progesterone for another week but since I'm at 12 wks the placenta should be taking over and I wouldn't think this should still be an issue?
My Dh was after me to help with yard work all day Sat and I thought I was overdoing it a little but he was getting snippy with me so I didn't say anything...well he felt bad that night! Kept saying everything was going to be fine and I just glared at him-helpful-I know. LOL
I stayed in bed late today and just layed around and I haven't had more today so that's good. My first 12 wk appt isn't until next Tues since I thought my DH was going to be gone but since he's not I'm going to call on Mondaya nd try to get it scheduled this week just to hear that heartbeat ya know!!??
Take care all
04-18-2004 06:01 PM
Court Jillerina- you're not the only one w/ more belly hair! It's like my normal blonde peach fuzz, suddenly grew longer and turned darker - and it's really noticable to me (on my pale skin). I actually used my husband's beard trimmer w/ no guard on my belly a little bit today - so it looks really nice now I noticed my hair falling out a lot today too, in the shower. I was like, "I thought it's not supposed to fall out while I'm pregnant."

And I think I've felt the baby move, for real this time. yay. gotta go
04-18-2004 05:21 PM
True Blue Just wanted to let you all know I'm starting to feel better and have my voice back. Thanks for the well wishes and listening to my whining!!! And DH is home too, at least temporarily, so that helps. I guess I can't complain too much, last station he was gone 6-12 weeks at a shot...3-4 days is cake compared to that (except when you're sick LOL)!

I almost thought I felt the baby last night, but I'm thinking it was gas....soon I hope!!!!
04-18-2004 03:49 PM
water Thanks guys, I think you are probably right, I have a midwife appt on Wed also so we'll get to hear the heartbeat again then.

i think that I am just less confident all the way around this pregnancy: I was so convinced that I would be having this homebirth the way I wanted it, and the labour would go the way I wanted it too, oh, and that my son was a girl baby! :LOL

And then when everything went to hell (sorry 1st timers, sometimes this happens!) I lost my confidence and now I am sort of just going along for the ride and not making strong statements about anything.

Anyway, it's good to know that I am "normal"!!

Oh, and I never answered the question of the week: All I want are veggie hotdogs, in the bun with lots of yellow mustard and sauerkraut!! I have like one or two a day....mmmmmm
04-18-2004 03:37 PM
OakEmber Hi guys. I posted a question re: cramping in the main Oct. folder because I know we will be starting a new weekly thread today or tomorrow, I'd appriciate some feedback if you could. Thanks.
04-18-2004 11:54 AM
Jillerina ROTFL all of our shaving woes. That is my big plan for today - attack the hairy beasts! What a chore it is but oh so necessary now that the weather is warming up (ok, just a little).

Talking about hair I've been losing it on my head like crazy for the last few days. When I wake up in the morning my pillow case seems covered. The weird thing is that I've grown all kinds of hair on the rest of my body. I swear I'm the only woman with a hairy belly! What am I gonna do in the Summer!?! I was looking forward to showing off my beautiful belly all summer long but now it doesn't look like it will be an option.

Hope everyones weekend is great. I'm staying home fighting a sinus/head cold. Blech.
04-18-2004 10:43 AM
Piglet68 water: don't worry! I didn't feel anything until I was 19 weeks with DD, and one night lying in bed I happened to have my hand on my belly and she kicked me!

Looking back on it, I think I had been feeling movement for a while before that, but I just had no idea what it was or what it would feel like. I thought it was gas or muscle twitches.

So this time around, I'm pretty sure I'll feel it earlier since I know what to look for, but then I was wrong last week so who knows? LOL
04-17-2004 02:00 AM
mirthfulmum water - don't worry about not feeling movement. It's like you said, last time you had all the time in the world to be still and meditate on the wonders of your baby. Now you're lucky if you have two minutes to yourself.
Before you know it you'll be posting about how this new babe is keeping you all night using your bladder as a punching bag :LOL .
04-16-2004 11:37 PM
Lucysmama More on the QOTW:

Gosh, pregnancy makes me crave meat so bad!

I want a cheeseburger and steak fries soooooooooooooooo bad! But I was a very very good pregnant mama and made steamed veggies and a salad for dinner.

Even though I am full, I am dreaming about that cheeseburger....:
04-16-2004 11:33 PM
Lucysmama Letia - try Gap maternity! I wear a size 14-16 prepreg, and the Gap Large has plenty of room in it for me. I bet the XL would work for you. I would invest in some black yoga pants. You can wear them with a lot of stuff, and they are stretchy to boot!

You can find some for pretty cheap on ebay!
04-16-2004 10:57 PM
water Hi, I'm sort of stressing because I'm 15 weeks 2 days now and I haven't felt any movement yet. Please tell me it's because I a ma full time student who is also caring for a very active 2.5 year old who is only in daycare 4 hours aday! So I am trying to be a half-time SAHM and a fulltime student at the same time. Needless to say I am very busy.

Last time I just worked at my desk job all day and dreamed about the baby. I started feeling moevement at about 12 weeks. This time I barely have time to remember I'm pregnant!

I did have an ultrasound at 12 weeks, and everything was totally fine and normal, so I'm hoping that I am just "average" this time in not feeling the baby move.
04-16-2004 09:57 PM
mirthfulmum I was just thinking about my hairy legs today as I put on my capris pants. It totally cracked me up to see that everyone is having the same thoughts. Ah spring, when a young mom's fancy turns to leg hair removal. But I hate shaving my legs! So for me, it's time to make my first of the season wax appointment. I usually don't make my first appointment until May but it has been so warm and beautiful up here (sorry Piglet, don't want to rub it in) that I think I'll be making my leg waxing appointment early this year.

More s to you Trueblue. I hope you feel better soon.
04-16-2004 09:10 PM
AnnR33 Trueblue
My husband travels alot too and this first trimester has been hell this time around. You're right, they're always gone when you feel the worst!
Hang in there mama!

04-16-2004 07:36 PM
True Blue Can I just complain? I'm so sick of being sick. I just got over morning sickness and now I have a wicked cold. I made it through two first trimesters without puking and now this cold....I coughed so hard last night and this morning that I puked. DH is away on his ship til tomorrow, he always is away when I am sick. I hate it. DS doesn't feel great. I'm so tired. I'm coughing all night when I am not peeing and I have that insomnia that makes it hard to go to sleep when I get in bed. DS was up at 6:30 morning, way too early. I just want to cry. I've had such a crappy day and my house is so disorganized from me being sick for so long. Waaaaa.
04-16-2004 05:58 PM

Oh Letia...I have this hilarious image in my mind of you, pregnant, standing there at the counter while some poor soul mixes up the 7 layer bean dip, a look of pure hyena on your face...LOL! I love it! I can't wait for when I'm really big and I'll be pushing them out of my way for the fresh-off-the-assembly-line Krispy Kreme donuts, he he he!

I'm also really happy for you that you got one of those lovely diaper covers!!! Couldn't have happened to a nicer!!

Have a great weekend everybody. I will try to post next week's thread on Sunday evening so it's here for ya'll early on Monday morning.
04-16-2004 05:35 PM
AnnR33 Letia, those diaper covers are sooo cute! But I MUST stay away from diaper sites.....
Mmmm....7 layer bean dip sounds so good now-uh oh!

I'm off to buy maternity pants this weekend-it's time! My pants from my previous 2 are so ratty I need at least 2-3 prs to get me by since shorts weather will be here soon-yeah-and yah-I need to mow the grass too LOL

Have a good weekend everyone!
04-16-2004 05:28 PM
blessed2bamommie I told my cycle instructor that I was so hot and had to mow the grass before I put on shorts. She thought I was actually going outside! :LOL I hear ya about the ring. I need to mow now.....

I'm going shopping (again : ) for maternity pants. Yall are clearly smaller than this 18-20.

Today I went to the gro store after cycle class and stalked the employees at 10 am while they made 7 layer mexican bean dip and deli sandwiches.

And....the best part....I won a little something for my baby....Piglet I thought I was gonna hafta fightcha when I heard u talkin bout it. There were two others tho.

Well, I'm feelin a smolder from that bean dip I guess. I guess I'll grab some water;but,its time for another feeding!
04-16-2004 04:43 PM
Wabi Sabi
Originally posted by Piglet68

I shaved my legs and pits for the first time since winter started (and that was six months ago, lol). My goodness, what a job that was! Clippers and three blades later (and all the hot water, lol)...
Up until a couple of weeks ago, the last time I bothered shaving was when my husband and I got married in September. When I finally decided to shave again I also decided to use my husband's clippers before even beginning to think about attacking it with a razor! After I was done you ought to have seen the hairy ring-around-the-tub -- yuck!
04-16-2004 12:48 PM
3bees~1flower Pig -- i'm wearing capri's and a short sleeved yellow shirt today, too!
04-16-2004 12:13 PM
Piglet68 Our weather is the same, I guess, Futuremama. It was "winter" as little as four days ago. UGH. Anyways, today it was 54 this morning and supposed to get up to 70 sooooo...

I shaved my legs and pits for the first time since winter started (and that was six months ago, lol). My goodness, what a job that was! Clippers and three blades later (and all the hot water, lol)...But I have these cute sorta-cropped maternity pants that I was dying to wear and so it had to be done, lol. I'm feeling very sunny in a bright yellow short-sleeved maternity shirt!

My mother says she bought me a pair of pants that she is bringing with her when she comes to visit next month. She'll be here for 2 weeks and she loves to shop so I'm going to be really bad and allow her to spend shamelessly on me. We're so broke these days that I haven't been able to buy anything for myself (yeah, yeah, boo hoo...). I"m also going to hit her up for diaper money - I want to order some custom cloth dipes and want to get them while I am still here in the US. IF we move back to canada it will be very expensive to have them shipped there. yeah...that's my logic's not that I'm impatient or anything... :LOL

Hmmm, should I tell her the custom sling I want to order takes 6 months to make and they need to be paid now?
04-16-2004 10:10 AM
Wabi Sabi I've been bad about not posting on this thread lately even though I read it a couple of times everyday! Guess I've just been too lazy to write...

Everything is going well on this end. I'll be 15 weeks tomorrow. Still haven't choosen a midwife, we've just been dragging our heels a bit and then having to wait a few weeks for an appointment/consultation to meet with the various midwives we're considering. Tommorow we're meeting with another CPM who does homebirths and on Monday we have an appointment for a CNM who works in an OB practice and delivers at the local hospital. I'm trying to go into this with an open mind, but I really want nothing to do with the hospital if it can be avoided...

My regular clothes are a bit snug but yet maternity clothes are still ridicuously big. Still, my MIL is taking me shopping this weekend at on Old Navy with a maternity department. I can't wait until I start to get really BIG- I want it to be obvious to anyone I meet that I am PREGNANT! I'm getting so excited about this baby that I just want to tell everyone that I meet, even strangers! (This was a surprise pregnancy and it took a while to really sink in, DH and I have recently hit the SUPER excited phase...its not that we were unhappy to begin with, just utterly shell shocked.)

Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend! I don't know about the rest of you, but for here they're predictable absolutely gorgeous weather. The last couple of weekends have been so cold and nasty that I can't wait!
04-16-2004 02:16 AM
Lucysmama I started a poll for us here about fetal movement!
04-15-2004 06:38 PM
3bees~1flower hi! had my first dr's appt today...he said i look perfect,'s hr was's so cool to sear how they mature with time...i listened at work at 10 weeks and it was 180, then a week later it was 170's, and now at 12w 4d it was 165...i just think that is cool to hear the maturity of their little systems increase overtime, ya know? i have gained about 4 lbs so far...wt was discouraging for me this pregnancy b/c i was 43 lbs heavier when i got preg than my last one . he did say to watch the wt gain, i said i know. i really hope to do well in that area this preg. he said my fundus was just below my navel, he said it measured about 15 weeks, but i generally measure large. anyway, that was the lowdown on my appt....hope everyone is feeling great!
04-15-2004 04:57 PM
mirthfulmum Wow good memory Piglet. Yes, I'm Kazia (i'm sorry to say I can't remember your non-MDC name). It's not that I don't post my name due to a desire for anonymity, but simply because that the spelling is misleading and most people (who are not of Polish heritage) have trouble pronouncing it. We did meet at Dunderave that one time. That was a really fun morning. I couldn't get to the MDC playgroups much after that and just sort of got out of the habit.

I read about Kama'aina mama this morning as well. It broke my heart. I can imagine the depth of sorrow she must be feeling. It is so hard to loose a pregnancy. And I think that miscarrying after you've had a child makes it even more difficult as now you are more aware of what you are loosing.
04-15-2004 02:39 PM
water Yeah Piglet I read that too, Kama'aina mama if you stop back here, I am so sorry...
04-15-2004 02:35 PM
Lucysmama Piglet -

Yes, he takes those black and white portraits of his patients. I have mine from my birth!!! I remember posing for my brother's family shots when they were born.

BTW, I used to live right on W14th by Lincoln Park. I really liked living in Tremont. I live in Peninsula now.
04-15-2004 02:11 PM
Piglet68 One thing I forgot to mention - the U/S tech showed me where the baby was NOT where I thought I'd felt the movement, LOL! So I guess I was just experiencing some muscle twitching. Ah well!

lucysmama: I'm quite certain that Dr. Dierker delivered my friend's two babies (they are now 5 and 2 years old). Is he the one that takes those fabulous black and white photos?

I might be delivering here. The OB I'm seeing is here. We aren't actually sure yet. Hoping to move back home to Vancouver before baby is born, but it depends on where DH gets a job, among other things. We live between Metro and Tremont (technically not Tremont, but close enough). There are lots of kids around here!

mirthfulmum: i was reading your child's name is Alias...I always thought you were Jen but now I'm thinking you are name-starting-with-K, ends-in-A? (since it's a unique name and you don't list it I wont' post it here). If you are Jen, I met you a couple times in Stanley Park at the MDC mamas gatherings. If you are K then I met you at Dunderave one time and, as I recall, we chatted quite a bit.
04-15-2004 01:47 PM
Lucysmama T I was born there, Piglet!!! Dr. Dierker delivered me and my brothers.

I started to go there for my prenatals with Lucy because I lived like 2 minutes away in Tremont, but I HATED the NP I was seeing, and I always had to wait like an hour past my appointment time to see her, so I left Metro and joined a smaller CNM/OB practice.

Are you having this baby at Metro?

PS - Glad your u/s went well, and baby looks healthy!
04-15-2004 12:21 PM
Piglet68 I just found out that kama'aina mama lost her baby.... .

I have to run...but I'll be back later to write more..

[lucysmama: I work at MetroHealth )
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