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Crazy story -

We haven't told DS (3.5) that I'm pregnant, and we just found out ourselves yesterday. Out of nowhere this morning, while he and DH were playing, DS says, "We're going to have a baby here soon."

And now that I think about it, about a week ago he told me he was going to have a sister named "Oggie." Not so sure about the name, but he could be right about having a sister!

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Crazy story -

We haven't told DS (3.5) that I'm pregnant, and we just found out ourselves yesterday. Out of nowhere this morning, while he and DH were playing, DS says, "We're going to have a baby here soon."

And now that I think about it, about a week ago he told me he was going to have a sister named "Oggie." Not so sure about the name, but he could be right about having a sister!

!!!!!!!!!
wow! now that is some intuition!
 

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Crazy story -

We haven't told DS (3.5) that I'm pregnant, and we just found out ourselves yesterday. Out of nowhere this morning, while he and DH were playing, DS says, "We're going to have a baby here soon."

And now that I think about it, about a week ago he told me he was going to have a sister named "Oggie." Not so sure about the name, but he could be right about having a sister!

!!!!!!!!!
How sweet! It's like they have a bond already :)
 

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This week has been a bit of a roller-coaster thanks to raging hormones. My husband deploys this week and we've been able to spend a lot of time together as a family. I was PG the last time my husband deployed, but was through the first trimester. My fatigue gets worse each week, so I think we'll be eating lots of sprouted sandwiches for dinner! Cooking is my creative outlet and DH usually gives DDs their wrestling time while I make dinner.

But tonight was just awesome. We had the best thunderstorm. The rain was just roaring and we had to yell over each other. Our home has a screened in porch so we took DD1 out and just read, prayed, and sang in the storm. It really was a perfect night.

You all have so much going on in your lives! This thread may be my favorite-- it is so nice to hear what other women have going on and how they are (or even aren't) taking it in stride.
 

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That sound so amazing! I miss thunderstorms so much.

Hate to hear of deployment, booooo!!!
 

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Is anybody or has anybody in the past dealt with cold feet at bedtime? I have never experienced this and have been googling like crazy but not finding many answers. I'm really not a fan of this new symptom!
 

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Luckiest, I love that story about your son! My son is 22 months and we ordered him a "big brother" book he loves and he goes around saying "brutha brutha brutha." Good thing, too since he's going to have two new sibs. :)

Dreamingtree, thanks for asking about my symptoms. They are not that intense. Just fatigue and hunger and thirst that are a lot more intense than I remember with my son, and I've already gained a little weight and feel my uterus getting heavy and twingy. Last time my morning sickness didn't start until 9 weeks.

We are still in twinshock over here, for sure. Last night I woke up multiple times, you know like you do when there is some catastrophe. I was like "why am I waking up?" TWINS "go back to sleep." haha. It's going to kill me to wait for the heartbeat ultrasound. I really thought that we would have a higher chance of miscarriage with the twins but the clinic says it's the same, including the "vanishing twin" thing. The thing I'm trying to wrap my head around is if we see two heartbeats in two weeks, we are 95% sure going to have both those babies. Insane!

I'm so glad there are so many experienced mamas here. I am worried about making sure my son gets all the love, attention, and enrichment he needs as we go through this pregnancy and birth.

I think I could handle twins this time around ha! If it's going to be hard may as well do it all at once right? I think my mother-in-law would just retire and come live with me.
You ladies have some exciting things going on in life!
I hope we can handle it! I guess my sweet boy was our practice baby, and he was a doozy: colic, reflux, food allergies, not a sleeper. We have always joked that we would just demand my MIL move here if we had twins. It was a joke! But we are really hoping she will be able to at least come stay a few months, she was planning on "snowbirding" we think.
 

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Is anybody or has anybody in the past dealt with cold feet at bedtime? I have never experienced this and have been googling like crazy but not finding many answers. I'm really not a fan of this new symptom!

Not cold feet specifically but just cold in general! I feel constantly chilly and that is not usual for me.
 

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Luckiest, I love that story about your son! My son is 22 months and we ordered him a "big brother" book he loves and he goes around saying "brutha brutha brutha." Good thing, too since he's going to have two new sibs. :)

Dreamingtree, thanks for asking about my symptoms. They are not that intense. Just fatigue and hunger and thirst that are a lot more intense than I remember with my son, and I've already gained a little weight and feel my uterus getting heavy and twingy. Last time my morning sickness didn't start until 9 weeks.

We are still in twinshock over here, for sure. Last night I woke up multiple times, you know like you do when there is some catastrophe. I was like "why am I waking up?" TWINS "go back to sleep." haha. It's going to kill me to wait for the heartbeat ultrasound. I really thought that we would have a higher chance of miscarriage with the twins but the clinic says it's the same, including the "vanishing twin" thing. The thing I'm trying to wrap my head around is if we see two heartbeats in two weeks, we are 95% sure going to have both those babies. Insane!

I'm so glad there are so many experienced mamas here. I am worried about making sure my son gets all the love, attention, and enrichment he needs as we go through this pregnancy and birth.



I hope we can handle it! I guess my sweet boy was our practice baby, and he was a doozy: colic, reflux, food allergies, not a sleeper. We have always joked that we would just demand my MIL move here if we had twins. It was a joke! But we are really hoping she will be able to at least come stay a few months, she was planning on "snowbirding" we think.

Thank you for sharing those statistics! I didn't know that the rate of miscarriage and "vanishing twin" was the same as a singleton pregnancy. And after seeing heartbeats, 95% chance of having them! That is excellent news :)
 

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So, what are your thoughts on coffee during pregnancy? I haven't been able to give it up. Just one cup a day, often mixed half decaf half regular.
 

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So, what are your thoughts on coffee during pregnancy? I haven't been able to give it up. Just one cup a day, often mixed half decaf half regular.
Caffeine in moderation is fine during pregnancy. You can drink a fully caffeinated cup with no problem, as long as your stomach doesn't protest. :)
 

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Caffeine in moderation is fine during pregnancy. You can drink a fully caffeinated cup with no problem, as long as your stomach doesn't protest. :)
Thanks :) That is what I had heard. I would assume that the reason for concern would be an increase in blood pressure from the caffeine. And my blood pressure tends to be very low anyway so I'm thinking I won't give up my morning coffee this time around!
 

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Thanks :) That is what I had heard. I would assume that the reason for concern would be an increase in blood pressure from the caffeine. And my blood pressure tends to be very low anyway so I'm thinking I won't give up my morning coffee this time around!
If you take in a large amount of caffeine, elevated blood pressure is one issue, as well as increased heart rate and risk of dehydration. There's also a somewhat nebulous link between high caffeine intake and miscarriage. Most healthcare providers will tell you that you can safely consume up to 200mg of caffeine per day during pregnancy, which is the equivalent of a 12oz cup of coffee.

I love coffee. Unfortunately for me, it has started to smell and taste REALLY off (beefy, somehow?), so I haven't been drinking it.
 

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Luckiest, I love that story about your son! My son is 22 months and we ordered him a "big brother" book he loves and he goes around saying "brutha brutha brutha." Good thing, too since he's going to have two new sibs. :)

Dreamingtree, thanks for asking about my symptoms. They are not that intense. Just fatigue and hunger and thirst that are a lot more intense than I remember with my son, and I've already gained a little weight and feel my uterus getting heavy and twingy. Last time my morning sickness didn't start until 9 weeks.

We are still in twinshock over here, for sure. Last night I woke up multiple times, you know like you do when there is some catastrophe. I was like "why am I waking up?" TWINS "go back to sleep." haha. It's going to kill me to wait for the heartbeat ultrasound. I really thought that we would have a higher chance of miscarriage with the twins but the clinic says it's the same, including the "vanishing twin" thing. The thing I'm trying to wrap my head around is if we see two heartbeats in two weeks, we are 95% sure going to have both those babies. Insane!

I'm so glad there are so many experienced mamas here. I am worried about making sure my son gets all the love, attention, and enrichment he needs as we go through this pregnancy and birth.



I hope we can handle it! I guess my sweet boy was our practice baby, and he was a doozy: colic, reflux, food allergies, not a sleeper. We have always joked that we would just demand my MIL move here if we had twins. It was a joke! But we are really hoping she will be able to at least come stay a few months, she was planning on "snowbirding" we think.
My second was like that. If I had two reflux babies at a time ... I think I might not survive. I'm pray for both of us to skip reflux babies this time around.
 

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Last night I woke up multiple times, you know like you do when there is some catastrophe. I was like "why am I waking up?" TWINS "go back to sleep."
Oh yes, been there, done that the first night after we found out (not twins, at least not as far as we know yet)! But I have also done this when starting a new job or quitting a job to stay at home. It's one thing to know God (or the universe, if you like) has a plan and another to accept it.
 

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So, what are your thoughts on coffee during pregnancy?
I was just reading that it is bad news because it increases the baby's heart rate and some other reasons. Funny thing, I was super tired last Saturday afternoon, so I had a cup of coffee. Still didn't get AF after 4-5 days of expecting it, so I took the test expecting a negative (just to rule it out) and got a positive. My heart was pounding really hard, but I don't think it was the coffee, I think that the coffee just made it a little worse. So from that moment I quit, and from what I have read and heard, it will be about another week until I am fully functional brain-wise. But as of yesterday, I think even if I had decided to keep drinking a cup a day I would have quit because everything smells and tastes bad. And I do mean EVERYTHING.

I remember though, during the second trimester of my second pregnancy, this one day when I woke up and went into the kitchen and thought, "Wow, I am so awake I don't even need coffee." I don't know why I remember that of all moments in that pregnancy, but it gives me hope.
 

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I read 200 mg of caffeine somewhere, but then I read 100, too. hmmm.
 

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I think over 300 is proven to increase chance of miscarriage but they say don't go over 200.

I had three beers the day I found out I was pregnant (before I realized I was late). oops
 

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I just went to the bathroom and there was very very slightly blood tinged mucus. I'm three weeks six days. Aka found out yesterday. Aka 12 dpo. Should I be concerned? I've had light Cramps on and off for a week and a half now.
 
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