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#1 of 12 Old 07-16-2017, 05:13 AM - Thread Starter
 
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How are you and your babies doing?

I'm at 10 weeks plus a few days now. I'm looking forward to when I can feel the baby move so I'm not just relying on the previous ultrasound and getting bigger to reassure me that baby is still alive.

Breastfeeding my toddler (almost 20 months old now, wow) is going well most of the time, thanks be to God. Sometimes we skip a day - not always my fault being busy; sometimes she just isn't interested or is okay with water and too distracted with her siblings. I'm careful to use pillows so she doesn't lay on her baby brother or sister with her full weight, and I have pregnancy mama reflexes now so when I can see that she might step on baby or push her hand into baby as she gets up (or climbs on me on the couch) I protect baby in the womb with a hand gently. Breastfeeding hasn't been tied directly to any spotting in this pregnancy and I am working on eating and drinking enough for 3 so we're good to continue.

I had gas pains yesterday - I forgot what that felt like during pregnancy until then. I called the after hours doctor number because I wasn't sure if it was just diarrhea pain or if the cramping indicated a problem with baby; I was already on the couch with a big glass of water when I called. They had me call back if I had discharge, which I did when I started bleeding a little, but I felt much better when I finally laid down after lunch, which is apparently much better for letting the gas out than sitting with my feet up.

I hope you and your babies are all doing well!

May God bless you and His Blessed Mother Mary keep you!  :-)

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dropping in from March 2018 DDC (I'm due March 7th) so 7w3d with baby #6 - i think we were in the nov 2015 DDC together? I also have a 20 mo old who i'm breastfeeding and i thought i recognized your 'name' .. not much going on it seems in either feb or march right now so hope you don't mind me butting in over here!

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I am dropping in from January DDC. It is SO quiet!! I have a 24 month old that I am also still nursing and it is killing me a little every time! It hurts so bad! I am feeling okay. I am finally okay. I feel a lot of days like I want to crawl into a hole and wake up at 25 months. I am feeling pretty sad about the amount of time I will be taking off for this baby. I will have 4 weeks at home and then I will head back to work. Hopefully for the first year or so I can have the baby with me. It totally breaks my heart but my income pays for both our mortgage and our health insurance. Physically I am really surprised at how pregnant I already feel! So much faster than with my son. I gained A TON of weight with Felix so I am hoping to keep that from happening again but I am always willing to let me body do what it needs.
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I'm due 13.2.2018. I was also briefly in the January DDC - unsure if that was a chemical pregnancy, but more convincingly pregnant this time.

The fatigue is the worst of it. I am cranky and not the mother or friend I usually am. I've just asked for and been granted a few weeks leave in September and so I will hopefully use this time to recharge etc.

Also surfed the emotional ride that was ending my nursing relationship with Miss 2. I think mama is struggling more than she is.

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Nice to see you again, dtsdtm99! I'm glad you're also still enjoying nursing your November 2015 baby. Congratulations

rcb215, I hope things look up for you financially and that you'll be able to keep your baby close, as you're hoping.

Em1979, I totally understand about the fatigue. I am such a grump sometimes. It is nice for my children when I am awake and not so moody and stressed that I can actually do things with them instead of yell and complain about how tired I am.

I am finally going to have a prenatal appointment with my OB/GYN in 10 days. I live an hour away from that clinic, where I went two years ago for my #5 baby girl, now my precious toddler. I've had some ultrasounds here locally and one appointment with a doctor (turns out he is one of the two who started the clinic an hour away years ago) so I know that this baby is alive and well, thanks be to God, even if the prenatal care is later and less than I'd like.
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Good luck everyone! I had a miscarriage this weekend at 9w4d ? I suspected something was off from about 8 weeks but I still had strong symptoms so I thought maybe it was ok ..
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Good luck everyone! I had a miscarriage this weekend at 9w4d ? I suspected something was off from about 8 weeks but I still had strong symptoms so I thought maybe it was ok ..
I'm so sorry for your loss
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Anyone struggling to find the joy? I'm so grateful for this pregnancy. I have a supportive husband, lovely care team and so far, nothing beyond the usual aches etc.

Yet I'm afraid worry wins the day. I worry for my toddler - how will she bear the change we bring to her life? For my in-laws who are frail and I will struggle to support the same way with another infant. I worry for this baby with every breath! Perhaps he'll be born with wrinkled brow from his exposure to my neurosis.

I didn't really have an energetic second trimester last time - I picked up after severe iron deficiency anaemia was treated about 26 weeks with an iron infusion. Perhaps I can embrace this passive solution again. I want my brain back.
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Good luck everyone! I had a miscarriage this weekend at 9w4d ? I suspected something was off from about 8 weeks but I still had strong symptoms so I thought maybe it was ok ..
I hope you are healing. Sorry to hear of your loss.
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How y'all, how is everyone doing so far? Just entered 3rd trimester and so far soo good, Can't wait for February. Time is going by so fast
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My babies are doing great. Both, the one running around all the day and the one kicking my belly right now. I am not doing that great. I am sleep deprived now. I feel tired all the time. It's hard to handle a toddler with a pregnancy. Epecially when the baby is very naughty. I hope this pregnancy period pass without a problem.
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Good luck everyone! I had a miscarriage this weekend at 9w4d ? I suspected something was off from about 8 weeks but I still had strong symptoms so I thought maybe it was ok ..
Dont worry dear. All will be ok.
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