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07-10-2014 05:17 AM
apeydef I started a July Grad club thread!http://www.mothering.com/forum/19-i-...l#post17796354
07-09-2014 07:42 PM
alivewithyou @apeydef : Happy your ultrasound went well! tummy pain is a lot better since I cut out dairy, but the constipation is starting to build up again so I won't be shocked if I am in pain from the build up eventually lol.

7 weeks today.. I can't really fully believe it. I know that I am just getting started but so far I feel so good about this pregnancy. Everything has been textbook and every good sign I could have has been here. I am freaking EXHAUSTED.. just feel dizzy and in a daze all the time.. and the nausea and lack of appetite is ridiculous. No throwing up yet *fingers crossed*. I can't wait for our appointment with a regular OB/GYN next week. Hoping I like my new doctor and that it's a good experience.
07-09-2014 03:52 PM
Harmony96 The right mix of vitamins and nutrients is most important in the first trimester, since a deficiency here and there can cause developmental issues (the most widely known being the folic acid/neural tube defects link, like apeydef mentioned). But then after that, even once baby has all of her proper parts and they just have to grow, baby still needs nutrients because if they don't get what they need from your diet, they'll take what they need from your body, like stealing calcium from your bones, etc.

But missing a few days here and there at this point wouldn't be a huge tragedy. I even think I remember one care provider telling me that even just remembering to take them once a week isn't detrimental (but I still strive for daily). What's helped me to remember is a daily pill organizer that is in a closet right now, but when I needed to develop the habit, I had it out and about where I'd see it several times a day as a reminder. Setting an alarm on your phone could help, too.
07-09-2014 03:14 PM
apeydef The only thing I worry about is the folic acid bc lack of fix acid has been known to cause spina bifida. Although the risk is low and your pretty far along so the spine has probably already formed. I would try to remember though bc you want you and baby to get all those vitamins bc minerals and they help keep you from getting sick!
07-09-2014 03:00 PM
badwolf092087 I've developed this issue where I keep forgetting to take my prenatal vitamins. Is this the worse thing in the world? Or should I force myself back into habit, even if it means writing it on my hand every day until I take them?
07-09-2014 09:49 AM
apeydef @badwolf092087 sorry you've been having a difficult week!!

@nsmomtobe when is your next appt?

@Harmony96 and @innacircle hope you girls are doing good.

@Kita4 good to see you're back on and feeling good

@maof1 hope your spirits are up?

@edubluv and @jenjy how are you?

@alivewithyou is your tummy pain gone?
@NaturallyMo @bren94 and everyone else I may have missed or Anyone else who hadn't posted in a while hope you're doing good!

Sorry I never started a new thread. I'm never on my computer. I will try today or tomorrow.
07-09-2014 09:36 AM
apeydef Thanks everyone! Dr appt went fine. All they did was check the heartbeat and she found it right away. She gave me the paper to set up an ultrasound. I owe the hospital money so I'm worried they won't do the ultrasound. I need to quit worrying!!
07-09-2014 07:16 AM
alivewithyou Sending good thoughts your way @apeydef . I'm sure your baby is doing great.
07-08-2014 07:39 PM
apeydef I have an appt tomorrow. Please pray!! I think I'm feeling movement today though it just seems too high.
07-08-2014 03:47 PM
badwolf092087 I had what was suppose to be the last round of second trimester genetic testing today. WRONG! Baby Madison was taking a nap and they couldn't get her to change positions, so no measurement of heart growth or anything below the legs. Worst hour and a half of this pregnancy. They brought in a specialist without telling me and scared the hell out of me. And he just kept mumbling notes to himself, which was annoying me. And then he would start saying, "Nothing to worry about, but I'm making you come back in 10 days. And find an orthopedic who will MRI your foot." My mood swings are through the roof today, and I just wanted a nice, positive doctors visit since it had to be at the hospital. (I hate our hospital with a passion.) Ao now I'm more miserable, exhausted and want today to end. This week has had more negatives than positives, and I'm over it.

Sorry for lack of personals. I'll try later if I end up at the PC and not my phone.
07-08-2014 11:42 AM
apeydef At my 10 week ultrasound I was measuring a day late but they said they don't change the due date unless it's a week.
07-08-2014 11:22 AM
nsmomtobe Yes. Dec 17.
07-08-2014 09:51 AM
apeydef We are the same due date aren't we?
07-08-2014 09:32 AM
nsmomtobe
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Originally Posted by apeydef View Post
Guys I'm really starting to get nervous I have felt no movement that I'm sure of! I have a bad feeling. I'm hoping I'm just overly worrying and it's not intuition. My next appt is wed and I'll be 17 weeks. With baby #2 I think I felt movement by now!!
I haven't felt definite movement since one instance many weeks ago. Heartbeat was fine at 15 weeks. Hopefully we'll both feel something soon. Otherwise I won't have reassurance until my 20 week ultrasound.
07-08-2014 05:59 AM
Kita4 I hope everything is alright @apeydef !!

That's so sweet about your son and hearing the heartbeat @maof1 Hopefully your thyroid is fine and you get to find out baby gender soon!!!! So exciting!
@alivewithyou hope tummy pain stays away that's so great you got to hear a good heartbeat yay! I love that reassurance every time.
@BadWolf -I'm so excited you're having a girl!!! Sorry about your foot hope it heals fast.

We just got back from a long weekend vacation on Mackinaw Island in Michigan- so fun and relaxing. Although the ferry ride over was a little rough . It was great to spend time with family and friends.
Our dog just got over the Parvo Virus (even though she received her puppy shots on time, she still contracted it from another dog. grrr.... angry pet mom) and we haven't really been able to bring her anywhere or take her on walks. I can't wait till next weekend when she is not contagious anymore and can be around other animals!
I've been doing this internship at an urban farm in Grand Rapids MI.. kinda cool actually. I do a lot of office work and then run the farm stand on Thursdays. It's nice to do something out of the house. Some days don't go so well pregnancy wise though : ).

I hope everyone had a great fourth!!
07-08-2014 03:12 AM
apeydef Ok I got this text from a friend yesterday, I'm posting to see your opinion. Background: she had a MC in March at like 8 weeks. Now her husband are back to trying. She also told me she normally does not get CM around ovulation time. I think she either ovulated late or us getting CM and cramps from implantation?!

Sorry hope this isnt too much tmi but im so confused. I had my last period june 13th and ive been averaging 30 days in between since the d&c so 2 wks before my nxt period was around the weekend of june 28 th. However not until july 5th did i get any noticeable discharge and i had brief but uncomfortable cramping yesterday and have had clear discharge the past 3 days....do u think i ovulated a week late? We stopped really trying cuz i thought (based on dates) that i caught the right time butnow im questioning myself.....what do u think ?
07-06-2014 06:56 PM
edubluv
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Praying everything is okay for you. We just have to remember that EVERY pregnancy is different. I didn't realize how close our pregnancies are! I hit 16 weeks today.

AFM, I've been off here for a while because I've been feeling pretty down. I'm slowly getting to feeling better. Just taking time.
DS heard his soon to be sibling's heart beat this past Thursday. His face lit up like a Christmas tree.
I go in on the 24th for our gender ultrasound.
The doc did schedule me for an ultrasound on this coming Friday though. She thinks I may have an enlarged thyroid. Said my bloodwork looked fine but is still having me do an ultrasound. Hoping that is all it is.

Hope everyone is doing well.
Glad to hear you son was excited about the HB! So great! Gender time next and so soon! Glad your around!
07-06-2014 06:52 PM
maof1
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Originally Posted by apeydef View Post
Guys I'm really starting to get nervous I have felt no movement that I'm sure of! I have a bad feeling. I'm hoping I'm just overly worrying and it's not intuition. My next appt is wed and I'll be 17 weeks. With baby #2 I think I felt movement by now!!
Praying everything is okay for you. We just have to remember that EVERY pregnancy is different. I didn't realize how close our pregnancies are! I hit 16 weeks today.

AFM, I've been off here for a while because I've been feeling pretty down. I'm slowly getting to feeling better. Just taking time.
DS heard his soon to be sibling's heart beat this past Thursday. His face lit up like a Christmas tree.
I go in on the 24th for our gender ultrasound.
The doc did schedule me for an ultrasound on this coming Friday though. She thinks I may have an enlarged thyroid. Said my bloodwork looked fine but is still having me do an ultrasound. Hoping that is all it is.

Hope everyone is doing well.
07-06-2014 06:50 PM
edubluv
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@alivewithyou yay for a heartbeat! And gas is going to be completely normal for you for a few weeks. It definitely helps to stay away from dairy for a bit.

AFM, attempting to enjoy this holiday weekend. We went to DH's friend's daughter's 1st birthday party yesterday. It was fun. Though as always, I felt awkward. More people I don't know VS people I know, and my networking skills lack these days. Being on crutches and pregnant is not my strongest moment, and that's all people want to talk about even though I don't want to. I will gladly talk about Madison, but I hate talking about this damn foot! People don't pay attention though.

Hope everyone had a Happy 4th!
I tend to be a homebody and have a hard time being social with ppl unless I've know them a while. I always feel awkward. DH and I always have to have a game plan for me to participate in social activities! Haha. So basically I get you!
07-06-2014 06:45 PM
edubluv
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Hey ladies just a quick update. Had our heartbeat scan this morning and everything looks great still. Baby is actually measuring 3 days ahead at 6 weeks 6 days. The heartbeat was 120. it was amazing to see the flicker and get to hear it. I have been pretty miserable today. I actually had such bad stomach cramps this morning that I thought I was miscarrying. No blood.. Just a lot of gas and stomach upset.
Yay HB!!! Sorry about the tummy pain.
07-06-2014 06:43 PM
edubluv
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Originally Posted by apeydef View Post
Guys I'm really starting to get nervous I have felt no movement that I'm sure of! I have a bad feeling. I'm hoping I'm just overly worrying and it's not intuition. My next appt is wed and I'll be 17 weeks. With baby #2 I think I felt movement by now!!
Sorry for the worrisome feelings! Hope all is well. Sending you good thoughts.

Personally, those first movements seem so faint. I didn't really feel them til late in the 17 th week. I was told baby's position in my tilted uterus can make it extra hard to feel.

I'm sure none of my rambling will mean much. Hearing a heartbeat will help. Good luck!
07-06-2014 12:03 PM
apeydef Guys I'm really starting to get nervous I have felt no movement that I'm sure of! I have a bad feeling. I'm hoping I'm just overly worrying and it's not intuition. My next appt is wed and I'll be 17 weeks. With baby #2 I think I felt movement by now!!
07-06-2014 12:01 PM
apeydef Yeah for a heartbeat Alive!!!
07-06-2014 06:08 AM
badwolf092087 @alivewithyou yay for a heartbeat! And gas is going to be completely normal for you for a few weeks. It definitely helps to stay away from dairy for a bit.

AFM, attempting to enjoy this holiday weekend. We went to DH's friend's daughter's 1st birthday party yesterday. It was fun. Though as always, I felt awkward. More people I don't know VS people I know, and my networking skills lack these days. Being on crutches and pregnant is not my strongest moment, and that's all people want to talk about even though I don't want to. I will gladly talk about Madison, but I hate talking about this damn foot! People don't pay attention though.

Hope everyone had a Happy 4th!
07-05-2014 03:38 PM
alivewithyou Hey ladies just a quick update. Had our heartbeat scan this morning and everything looks great still. Baby is actually measuring 3 days ahead at 6 weeks 6 days. The heartbeat was 120. it was amazing to see the flicker and get to hear it. I have been pretty miserable today. I actually had such bad stomach cramps this morning that I thought I was miscarrying. No blood.. Just a lot of gas and stomach upset.
07-03-2014 07:23 PM
badwolf092087
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Just got home from my appt and everything looks good. Baby has a great heartrate in the high 150s. We didn't do an ultrasound this time so I go back in two and half weeks for a full scan. Hopefully we find out the sex.

I tell you, there is something so relieving about hearing that little heartbeat each time.
No matter what the doctors/midwives might say during appts, the heartbeat makes everything better than it was prior.
07-03-2014 02:40 PM
edubluv
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Originally Posted by NaturallyMo View Post
Just got home from my appt and everything looks good. Baby has a great heartrate in the high 150s. We didn't do an ultrasound this time so I go back in two and half weeks for a full scan. Hopefully we find out the sex.

I tell you, there is something so relieving about hearing that little heartbeat each time.
I so agree. That heartbeat is amazing!
07-03-2014 01:54 PM
NaturallyMo Just got home from my appt and everything looks good. Baby has a great heartrate in the high 150s. We didn't do an ultrasound this time so I go back in two and half weeks for a full scan. Hopefully we find out the sex.

I tell you, there is something so relieving about hearing that little heartbeat each time.
07-03-2014 11:10 AM
NaturallyMo Alright, today is the day. Doctor's appointment at 15 weeks. IF this busy child of mines cooperates, then we may get to find out the sex. If not, just seeing him or her bouncing around and a strong heartbeat works for me. I was up to 3am last night feeling so anxious. I always feel that way just before a doctor's appointment. Anyway, I'll update later.
07-03-2014 07:39 AM
badwolf092087
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Nov 25 (But I always go late so badwolf will probably have her baby first, lol.)
My first came a month early, and everyone in my family is known for early labors or babies that hang out too long past 40 weeks. No one has ever been on time. I'd prefer the early labor lol.
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