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Hi again!<br><br>
OK, what month is it now? How many weeks? think I'm about 16-17 weeks now, who knows??<br><br>
So is everyone in the 2nd trimester yet?<br><br>
So moving on, What questions does anyone have?<br><br>
Also, how is the morning sickness (or all day sickness)?Gone?<br><br>
Exhaustion?<br>
For me its a new kind fo exhaustion. I really feel tred at the end of the day and I can tell half way thru the day if I am over doing it. Anyone else?
 

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15 wks 3 days here. Not having any nausea (will not say the morning sickness is gone, as everytime I say that I end up barfing again), but still gagging regularly. Appetite is back full force, so I hope to start gaining some weight soon. Not exhausted, but I'm able to sleep 9-10 hours a night, so I'm feeling pretty good.<br>
Had my first MW appt friday, have maybe gained 3 lbs, although i think I lost at least 5... so I'm still at a loss. Blood pressure was good, pee was good, got to hear the HB again.<br><br>
We're in a winter weather watch.. some snow and lots of freezing rain predicted here, so I'll be sewing and knitting a lot the next few days!
 

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15 weeks for me. I'm still pretty naseated, but I can make it without throwing up so that's good. I'm still feeling realy tired all day. Ugh. I'm up roughly 5 lbs from my starting weight, which is good after losing some at the beginning.<br><br>
My first pregnancy was so easy, this one has been a bit more stressful to me.
 

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I think I am 14 weeks this week. Feeling fine on the pregnancy front, but having a tough time with a sinus infection. After trying to fight it off myself, I started vomiting infected mucus today (sorry) and had to call in for antibiotics. After two doses I already feel better, so I guess it was the right move.<br><br>
Trying to get ready for Christmas. Not succeding. I am trying to sleep, but my almost 16 month son has other ideas. He has been nursing TWICE what he has been for the last couple months lately. I don't know if my milk has changed or what....<br><br>
Wha has already tandem-nursed? I have questions...<br><br>
-Does it hurt less when new baby nurses than it normally does after giving birth?<br>
-Will toddler nursing hurt?<br>
-Will toddler help engorgement or make it worse?<br><br>
I know there is more...<br><br>
Ok, off to bed...hope you all are doing well!<br><br>
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Im about 15 weeks here. So far so good. Im still kinda tired, but then under a lot of holiday stress at the same time too so go firgure. I think the baby is wanting to finally start heading upward because I had a lot of pinching and poking around my belly button today. Sorta like the little one was pulling themselves up by the cord/belly button. But Im sure its mostly from my being on my feet running around shopping the past two days. I sure wouldnt mind if they start moving up though, the baby is soo low and I really hate having the two belly things going on. I want a nice round belly finally!<br><br>
Other then that my last appointment was good, got to hear the heartbeat yeah! But I also am scheduled in two weeks for more bloodwork and a 24hr urine test. Anyone else having any other tests done? I know I had the 24 hr urine before with my last one but I thought it was much later in my pregnancy and being as I was borderline GD it was understandable...this time around Im not sure why he is ordering it and stupid me I didnt ask. What do you all think? Should I consider canceling the test? Question it anything?<br><br>
Also, I too was wondering about the tandeming if anyone else has done it. Im not sure if my little one will want to nurse again, but part of me is hoping she will. Im soo worried about her feeling left out and not being the baby any more. Im hoping she will and make me feel like Im doing something good for her. Who knows.<br><br>
Anyhow....hope you all survive the holidays with as little stress as possible...anyone else kinda in the holiday blues like me?
 

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I'm about 16 weeks. My taste for veggies is coming back but I still can't stomach the idea of fish much less look at it, smell it or eat it. My afternoon nap has shrunk, but I still go to sleep early and wake up late.<br><br>
I'm on a Yahoo group for triplets and one mom never went on bedrest and delivered at 35 weeks and said she just took it really easy and rested any time she thought she was getting tired. I'm trying that approach now because I would LOVE to avoid bedrest.
 

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I will be 15 weeks on Tuesday....<br>
I have been feeling really good actually! Last week I could have sworn that I was already nesting, I had these urges to do stuff like sort b aby clothes, clean the porch, etc. Maybe it's the holidays, I dunno!<br><br>
I finally am getting my appetite back, too...I still have some aversions every now and again but generally, healthy food is starting to look good again! Phew!<br><br>
As for questions....I think I need to do some reading up on tandem nursing as well! My nipples have been EXTREMELY sore for the past week, to the point that I had to tell ds mommy had "boo-boo boobie" and he had to wait to nurse <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> And I am hoping this will go away or I'm not sure what I'll do...<br>
So, yes, I want to hear all things good (or bad) on tandem nursin!<br><br>
Also, please tell me it is normal to have some cramping after, um, yeah orgasm. (sorry if TMI!) It really kinda freaked me out although I know in my head it's normal, but I never had that last time! Just want some re-assurance!<br><br>
I am going to try and start doing some yoga this week, I got the Gaiam pre-natal DVD and I feel like this will be really good for me - will try to sueeze it in when ds naps in the afternoon.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/blahblah.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="blah blah"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/blahblah.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="blah blah"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/blahblah.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="blah blah"><br><br>
Hope you mamas are doing well. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/luxlove.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="throb">
 

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Also, please tell me it is normal to have some cramping after, um, yeah orgasm. (sorry if TMI!) It really kinda freaked me out although I know in my head it's normal, but I never had that last time! Just want some re-assurance!<br><br>
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YES YES YES....scared the heck out of me the first time, but I noticed it the other day already!<br><br>
I saw a book on Tandem Nursing on Amazon...maybe I will have to order it. There is no tandem nursing board here..isn't that weird?<br><br>
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I just changed to the 2nd trimester...I'm 13+0 today <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"> We haven't heard the heartbeat yet since my last appt was at barely 10 weeks & we are going in for a sono tomorrow to double check my EDD. I still think 6/29 is the date (which means nothing) but my midwife thinks it should be the 26th or so...she kind of wants to get a more *solid* date since I'm planning a homebirth & she owns a birth center. Scheduling issues, I am sure.<br><br>
I haven't had any morning sickness or dizziness with this pg...I just had dizziness <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/nut.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="nut"> with my first. Gotta love the progesterone cream!!!<br><br>
My son is almost 5, so I can rest when I need too. Normally he goes to bed at 7:30 & I'm in bed a little after that <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
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I;m really surprised there is not any tandam anything here. I was just about to tell you to go check it out. I know there are plenty of tandom mamas out there.<br><br>
One book that comes to mind that is a LLL is "Adventures in Tandam nursing."<br>
Every LLL chapter should have it in their library or amamzon or borders usually carries the LLL books<br><br><br>
My appetite is there most days but some days its not.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">One book that comes to mind that is a LLL is "Adventures in Tandam nursing."<br>
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That is the one I was talking about...wish I had more $$, with Christmas and all...<br><br>
I don't go to the LLL meetings here, I never seem to make it. I called for information in the Nursing Mothers organization, maybe they will get back to me.<br><br>
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Ok...just ordered Adventures in Tandem nursing. I am nervous about it...I got really frustated with nursing this last timea round and gave Jackson formula once. Luckily he spit it up and I felt bad, so I didn't do it again. But I am afraid I won't be able to handle the two of them nursing since I already have a bad attitude about nursing in the first place. Ugh. This parenting thing is so hard.<br><br>
Also, who vaxes? I had decided I would start vaxing all the kids when Jackson turned two or two and a half. NOw I am wavering with the new baby coming. I had delayed (for 11 years with son #1), thinking I needed to get more info, now I feel I am ready to partially vax. But should I really start now? UGH. Sometimes I think it would be so much easier to have no information and just go with the herd....<br><br>
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Caroline, I haven't started my vax research yet. I would love to see a separate thread on that at some point. We will refuse the infant hep B, that much we know. I had bad reactions to the MMR as a baby, so I think we'd at least delay the schedule.<br><br>
I'm 15 weeks today, and so far I really like the second trimester. The emotions have mellowed out, my skin is clearing up, and food sounds pretty good. So does lovin', blush. I still get tired at night, but it's not that bone-tired, hit by a truck feeling. I don't really feel pregnant except for the obligatory wake up once in the night to pee routine. I am looking forward to having a nice round belly, and I think I felt movement a few times, but I really am not sure since I have nothing to compare it to. It felt like someone took a finger and flicked me a few times, none of this "flutters" stuff.
 

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I'm about 13 weeks now, and feeling MUCH better than I was a few weeks ago, although I seem to be a little crampy now and again - but if I drink more water, it seems to help that, too.<br><br>
Saw the endocrinologist, and he said that though my TSH had nearly doubled, which isn't cool, that the actual thyroid hormone level floating around in my blood was spot on, so that we shouldn't worry about any ill effects on the baby - WHEW!!! He upped my meds and we're drawing another level next week before my appt with him in January...I'd rather be overreplaced than underreplaced any day of the week - I always feel so much better when I'm a little bit overreplaced. I'm SO relieved about the fact that the babe was gettign enough hormone. He also said he'd like me to try to only gain 20 pounds, since I'm about 50 pounds overweight to start with <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="innocent"> - I gained 28 with DS and I didn't watch a thing and ate however much I wanted, so I'm sure if I just watch my "junk food" intake, I can do it...so far I've only gained 2 pounds, and things are growing and expanding fine. I go back to MW on Dec 27, and see the endocrinologist again on Jan 6.<br><br>
I'm not going to be around as much as I had been in the past because my laptop finally gave up the ghost and so I'm down to using the home computer in the office downstairs - I had been using the laptop upstairs next to my work computer, so I could check on and off all day - now I'm lucky to check once a day...<br><br>
but know I'm still thinking of y'all often, and check several times a week on the DDC now....just will be lurking more than posting a lot from now on, unfortuantely.<br><br>
Hope everyone is feeling well!
 

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I am proud to say that the new baby will not be vaxed! Ds is partially vaxed, and honestly after about 2 years of research I have decided that for our family, this is the right thing to do.......I highly suggest checking out the vax board here at mdc if you haven't already <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"> Also, there are like 2 or 3 new vaxes out since ds was born (2 years ago <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> ) This has been a BIG red flag to me...I mean, really...but you have to decide for yourself.<br><br>
Goodluck, as you said, it would be easier to have no info - the choice would be EASY! As the cliche goes, "ignorance is bliss." But thank goodness for the information.
 

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I'm 16w3d ... and totally exhausted! (I also ran out of iron on Friday and need to get more, so that's probably made it worse ... combined with two big Christmas family things this weekend.) I never had m/s but the food adversions are basically gone and I'm totally starting to crave food (and stuff that I would never have touched with either ds). The other night I called dh and told him I needed orange flavored chicken NOW ... he brought home a big batch for me. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"> But with both boys I would never have smelled let alone eaten any chinese food. Interesting ...<br><br>
In terms of vax'ing ... we are officially delaying at this point (though we haven't been to ds#2's 2 y.o. check up to make it official with our doc), but that's simply because I'm not comfortable making the finally of denying any and all. Ds#1 is completely vax'd except for what would be his 5 y.o. boosters this coming summer (which he won't be getting). Ds#2 is vax'd up through the 18 month point on the schedule. Since then we've been doing some reading (The Vaccine Guide is good) and I've been hanging out on the vax board here. Baby #3 won't be getting any until we are completely decided ... if that means he/she is 10 y.o. before we decide, then that's what will happen. We may go with selective/delayed vax and we may go no vax at all ... we still aren't sure.<br><br>
I'm also curious about the tandem thing ... ds#2 is still nursing even though there's no milk left. He loves his milkies ... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"> So, I'm thinking he'll be all up on nursing when the milk comes in; I'm just not sure if he's going to want to share! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> I wish I would have been more encouraging of ds#1 re-latching when ds#2 was born and tandem'd them ... but I can't go back and change history either.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I am proud to say that the new baby will not be vaxed! Ds is partially vaxed, and honestly after about 2 years of research I have decided that for our family, this is the right thing to do.......I highly suggest checking out the vax board here at mdc if you haven't already <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"> Also, there are like 2 or 3 new vaxes out since ds was born (2 years ago <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> ) This has been a BIG red flag to me...I mean, really...but you have to decide for yourself.<br><br>
Goodluck, as you said, it would be easier to have no info - the choice would be EASY! As the cliche goes, "ignorance is bliss." But thank goodness for the information.</div>
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Well, since this is my fifth..I already made my decisions. I had decided to delay and then selectively go on, but with the new baby coming...My question was should I wait and start them all together (when new baby is over 2) or go ahead and start when current baby (now 16 months) is over 2..?<br><br>
The vax board is too much for me..as is the cloth diapering board! I have some great vax books..have to find them and give the titles..<br><br>
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I am 15w, 5d and don't feel much better than I did in the first trimester. Luckily I have never had m/s so that is not an issue, just the tiredness. It looked like it was going away for a couple of weeks, but it has been back for a week now, just not quite as bad. Of course the holidays add to the stress as does the fact that we just put our house on the market.<br><br>
Caroline - I have no idea what to tell you about when to begin to vax...sorry!<br><br>
My girls are almost completely vaxed and ds is not at all. I agree that ignorance is bliss at times and it certainly does seem easier to not have to make all of these decisions, but I am thankful that I do have the ability to make informed decisions!<br><br>
I am also pretty useless on the subject of tandem nursing. My supply doesn't seem to like pregnancy and my kids aren't interested in nursing without milk.<br><br>
Anyone else have almost daily headaches? I remember having them in my first pg and the OB told me it had something to do with hormone levels, but this is getting ridiculous. Doesn't seem to matter what I eat or drink, I get one almost every day. Maybe increasing my iron will help!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Anyone else have almost daily headaches? I remember having them in my first pg and the OB told me it had something to do with hormone levels, but this is getting ridiculous. Doesn't seem to matter what I eat or drink, I get one almost every day. Maybe increasing my iron will help!</div>
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I meant to mention this in my post ... I have a headache and head congestion pretty much 24/7. Most of the time it's just a very dull headache that doesn't really impair my day at all (or I've just gotten used to dealing with them), but every now and then I have to pull out the regular strength Tylenol and pop a couple. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/bag.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Bag">:
 

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Sorry I misunderstood your question and didn't mean to cendescend <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br>
And while we are on the subject, I would recommend <i>Vaccinations</i> by Aviva Romm - very informative and balanced, IMO.<br><br>
Anywho, As far as headache - funny you mentioned because I had a headache (which is rare for me) from the time I woke up until the time I went to bed last night - finally broke, too and took acetomediphan (sp) and went to sleep. Feel fine today....
 
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