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<p>P.S.  Please, everyone, send peaceful energy our way.  MIL can drive me crazy sometimes.  Love her, but she's so anxious...</p>
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<p>My husband gets really anxious as well..sometimes I wish when we go somewhere like that I could put tape over his mouth LOL</p>
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<p>He had to drive himself to the birthing center during rush hour last week (we had to take separate cars as we were both going to work after)...He insisted that he wanted the address for the GPS...I said just type in the hospital (as its on the same campus).. (now remember we've been there together twice already).. he insisted so I found and gave him the address... so he had it in his GPS and he's been there before and it's super easy to get to... and then he said now dont drive crazy because I'm going to follow you. I said really??? He said..I'm not going if I cant follow you and I'm going to turn around if I lose you.. (very anxious like). I think I'm actually glad I wasnt in the same car as him during the drive..</p>
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<p>I was thinking to myself I'm going to have to make him drive there himself at least 3-4 times BEFORE I go into labor...oh man so glad he's going to the classes with me maybe he can learn some relaxation techniques for himself... this is also why I'm getting a doula.</p>
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<p>He has a hard time with change and this is a huge change for him. So he's <strong>slowly</strong> getting used to it. He finally hugged me around my belly last weekend (he would not touch my belly prior) and he did say goodnight to the baby finally..small steps :) He's still adjusting to the idea of how our bedroom is going to mod'd for the baby (even though we talked about it a year ago lol)...oye.. I just have to keep him progressing and getting more and more comfortable....he'll get there. He really needed this 9 month gestation...and this is after almost 2 years of pre-planning and talking about having a baby and when etc. lol </p>
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<p>I've learned to be patient with him and take things extremely slow.... love him in spite of his faults.. <img alt=":blowkiss" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/blowkiss.gif" style=""></p>
 
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<p><span style="line-height:1.5em;">He had to drive himself to the birthing center during rush hour last week (we had to take separate cars as we were both going to work after)...He insisted that he wanted the address for the GPS...I said just type in the hospital (as its on the same campus).. (now remember we've been there together twice already).. he insisted so I found and gave him the address... so he had it in his GPS and he's been there before and it's super easy to get to... and then he said now dont drive crazy because I'm going to follow you. I said really??? He said..I'm not going if I cant follow you and I'm going to turn around if I lose you.. (very anxious like). I think I'm actually glad I wasnt in the same car as him during the drive..</span></p>
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<p>Perhaps you should have a homebirth!</p>
 

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I think that's about how much I had, they just said '5 large glasses'. The u/s tech told me "not so much next time!" <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif"><br>
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Twins! <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif"> No gender yet, but we will be finding out, b/c I can't *not know* for two! The report will go to the midwives after the radiologist reviews it, and we'll find out both genders either by phone later this week, or at my next appointment at the end of the month. Not completely shocked, given my mega-weight-gain in the past months, but still wrapping our heads around fitting 2 into my car! and DD will now have to share her room with 2 ... and .... and ... and ... the planning has shifted quite a bit! <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif"> I do anticipate them arriving in May, but I'm going to stick with this DDC <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif"></div>
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<p>OMG! that is amazing! how crazy and exciting!! do you have twins in your family? when you say "crazy weight gain"...like how much? did you have a feeling like something was different in this pregnancy compared to your others? I have always thought it would be wild and fun to have twins. congratulations!!</p>
 

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<p>homebirth is not covered by insurance and def not something DH would be comfortable with..I am also not crazy about the local hospital in case I needed a transfer. There is also a chance that I will go into labor when I'm in the office which is only 20 min from the birthing center and my best friend would take me..which actually would be nice.</p>
 

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<p>OMG! that is amazing! how crazy and exciting!! do you have twins in your family? when you say "crazy weight gain"...like how much? did you have a feeling like something was different in this pregnancy compared to your others? I have always thought it would be wild and fun to have twins. congratulations!!</p>
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There are twins in DH's family, but not for a while, and none directly in his ancestry (I think ... I'm getting really confused ... his mom has 3 cousins that have had twins, but none of her siblings has), MIL's grandmother & great-grandmother both had twins. FIL - was adopted, so we don't know anything about if twins run in his family. They don't in mine at all, I do have twin cousins, but that came from the other side of their family.</p>
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<p>Crazy weight gain ... 24 lb at 18 weeks, or so. On my 'before baby' 108lb 5'4" frame.  DH has been saying for months that he thought there were two. I've been sort of 'eh, could be either ... 3rd baby showing & growing fast or two?' and not that concerned about it either way -- bizarrely out of character for my advance-planning-loving-self. Most people have said things like "wow, you really 'popped' ... third babies do that", and it was easy to think they were right, but still ... a lot of weight! At my appt earlier this month the midwife said she wouldn't be surprised either way, she couldn't find 2 distinct heartbeats but each side sounded a little different, at the same rate. She couldn't confirm that it wasn't just different b/c of listening from the opposite side.<br><br>
I've been measuring ahead all along, but not a huge amount, and my M/W don't actually measure until 20 weeks, but just by feel they thought I was a bit ahead, and that maybe the dates were a little off or something, but nothing to worry about. I appreciate their lack of concern, they're very much laid back if all is well and going smoothly, but quick to react/act/respond when things go funky. DD's birth was one that needed lots of quick thinking, and they were excellent about it, no panic, just quickly getting things done. I'm hopeful that things will stay smooth with this pregnancy, and I won't have to transfer to an OB.</p>
 

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<p>yes, I was wondering that. You are in Ontario right? I am pretty sure our public midwives here don't deliver twins (at the birth center anyways) I wonder if they would go do a hospital delivery for twins though? </p>
 

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<p>yes, I was wondering that. You are in Ontario right? I am pretty sure our public midwives here don't deliver twins (at the birth center anyways) I wonder if they would go do a hospital delivery for twins though? </p>
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I haven't actually spoken to them yet! But as far as I know - triplets would risk me out of their care. Twins I think risk me out of homebirth, but I can still have the M/W for a hospital birth. I wasn't really counting on a homebirth anyway, so that's not an issue to me. DD was born w/ M/W at the hospital (though .. officially she was a transfer to O/B b/c of breech after ROM, external version, potential to flip back & possible C-sec). The M/W did the actual physical 'baby catching' but the OB was in the room, then left shortly after, transferring us both back to M/W care.</p>
 

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<p>homebirth is not covered by insurance and def not something DH would be comfortable with..I am also not crazy about the local hospital in case I needed a transfer. There is also a chance that I will go into labor when I'm in the office which is only 20 min from the birthing center and my best friend would take me..which actually would be nice.</p>
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<p>I was joking ;)</p>
 

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I haven't actually spoken to them yet! But as far as I know - triplets would risk me out of their care. Twins I think risk me out of homebirth, but I can still have the M/W for a hospital birth. I wasn't really counting on a homebirth anyway, so that's not an issue to me. DD was born w/ M/W at the hospital (though .. officially she was a transfer to O/B b/c of breech after ROM, external version, potential to flip back & possible C-sec). The M/W did the actual physical 'baby catching' but the OB was in the room, then left shortly after, transferring us both back to M/W care.</p>
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<p>That's cool that you'll still get to stay with your midwives, hopefully. Here midwives can do homebirths, but I'm not sure I'd really want to do that either. </p>
 

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I get to spend the rest of my morning drinking enough water to drown me .... in preparation for the U/S this afternoon <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif"> DH doesn't want to find out gender this time, we did both times before, so I'm going to try it his way, don't expect a big exciting update about gender this afternoon!</div>
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This is a silly question perhaps, but my doc has not mentioned for me to drink extra water for my U/S.  I have heard several people mention it though.  Was the water the doctor's advice or just something people do? </p>
 

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This is a silly question perhaps, but my doc has not mentioned for me to drink extra water for my U/S.  I have heard several people mention it though.  Was the water the doctor's advice or just something people do? </p>
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<p>I was told to drink 24oz of water an hour before the US ( I was actually given a sheet of paper with specific instructions)</p>
 

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I was told to drink 24oz of water an hour before the US ( I was actually given a sheet of paper with specific instructions)</div>
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Exactly the same here. I have a sheet with very specific instructions: One hour before the ultrasound, I am supposed to drink 24oz in the span of 15 minutes. Different machines and techs work differently, so if you weren't told to, you probably don't need to in your situation.
 

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<p>A full bladder apparently helps with the imaging? My appointment card just said '5 large glasses' ... I'm thinking that our 'large glasses' are much bigger than other peoples? Since I only actually had 4 of our medium glasses! We're also told to finish drinking the water 1hr prior to the appointment.</p>
 

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Whoa, yay for twins! <img alt="orngbiggrin.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif"><br><br>
My dr also didn't say anything about drinking water before the appointment. I also recall that when I had a 4D ultrasound done with my third, they didn't tell me to drink water before the appointment, but were very excited that I was so well hydrated. The tech told me that it's a cumulative thing and that if you haven't been drinking enough water in the weeks leading up to the u/s it makes a big difference with the image quality. And the images during my u/s were SO clear!!
 

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<p>A full bladder apparently helps with the imaging? My appointment card just said '5 large glasses' ... I'm thinking that our 'large glasses' are much bigger than other peoples? Since I only actually had 4 of our medium glasses! We're also told to finish drinking the water 1hr prior to the appointment.</p>
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<p>It makes it so there is less room in the uterus so helps with the positioning of the fetus. The tech had me "void" my bladder half way through to help get some different images... the quality of the image itself did not change.</p>
 

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<p>Jumping in here...I was also told to fill my bladder with 32 oz of water, although at that time based on the position of my bladder and uterus, it in fact hampered the the U/S. I have to say I was happy when she told me to void my bladder before continuing...I was dying to do that anyways! </p>
 

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<p>My tech told me that I just had to have a full bladder so she could see my cervix. Once she got a peek at that, I had to pee before continuing. I've never had to have water before an ultrasound before.</p>
 

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<p>We haven't been told specifically to drink extra water, just not to go pee the morning of the ultrasound. </p>
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<p>Ultrasound booked for Feb 10th btw, at a hospital known for telling the sex. I'm so excited! </p>
 

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<p>We haven't been told specifically to drink extra water, just not to go pee the morning of the ultrasound. </p>
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<p>Ultrasound booked for Feb 10th btw, at a hospital known for telling the sex. I'm so excited! </p>
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<p> My ultrasound is Feb 10th, too - the day after my birthday! It'll be a great present, whoever is in there. :)</p>
 

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 My ultrasound is Feb 10th, too - the day after my birthday! It'll be a great present, whoever is in there. <img alt="smile.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif"></div>
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