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I forgot it was time to start a new weekly thread.<br><br>
I've had some mild nausea in the evenings this week. Other than that, I keep forgetting I'm pregnant. I'll be 7 weeks tomorrow. I am a little worried but trying to be hopeful and happy that I'm not drop dead sick.<br><br>
How are you all feeling?
 

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i'm 8 weeks today, on-and-off nauseous all day long, but still no throwing up.<br>
i'm finally starting to feel like i can allow myself to be excited about being pregnant because i was having bleeding and spotting from week 3-7, but today is a full week since i've had any of that, and last week i had an u/s that looked perfectly normal - yea!!!
 

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I've gotten it down to pretty much only feeling sick in the evening too. I'm not so sure that I don't feel it during the day. I'm just ignoring it better than I was.<br><br>
The little boy I watch is here today. His dad forgot that I told them I wasn't going to be home on Friday. I can't wait to tell him I'm not watching him next Wednesday. It was the only day I could get in with my Midwife. Considering how much crap they put through with his schedule the last couple of weeks I was not expecting the lip he gave me this morning about something I told him about a month ago and he forgot.
 

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I'll be 7 weeks on Thursday. I've started having some queasiness and excessive hunger. The queasiness is mainly when I'm trying to eat and at the same time I'm so hungry. I've also had fatigue. I have a little tiny baby bump, but it isn't visible with clothes on.<br><br>
Time is still passing so slowly for me. It's so frustrating! I feel like I found out I was pregnant so long ago, but it's been less than 3 weeks! Arghh!!!
 

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I'm 7 weeks today, by my own calc (haven't seen a midwife yet). I am nauseous all day long but I think, like midnightmommy, I'm learning to ignore it. I've only thrown up once so far.<br><br>
It made it really hard to deal with my 2-yo ds by myself last night, though. I was a bit shorter with him than I prefer, but I was feeling pretty bad. Tonight it's Daddy's turn!<br><br>
I'm excited because I found out yesterday that my insurance does cover homebirth after all. I'm so glad. I'm so excited to not have to go anywhere when my labor starts. Now I have to find a homebirth MW who'll come to Queens, but I don't think that'll be too hard. I have a first prenatal appt with a hospital MW next week and am looking forward to having this pregnancy "confirmed."
 

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Have completed 6 weeks now, and am absolutely exhausted. I can't imagine working out or kayaking or whatever all other mamas here have been doing. I can't even carry the laundry upstairs.<br><br>
Yesterday my mom came up to babysit Winnie and I crashed in the bed. Twice. Two naps and could've slept more.<br><br>
I go in on Thursday for the ultrasound to find out how many beans are in there. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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How awesome your insurance will cover a homebirth! Did they flat out cover it or did you have to work with them? What company do you have?<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<div style="font-style:italic;">I'm 7 weeks today, by my own calc (haven't seen a midwife yet). I am nauseous all day long but I think, like midnightmommy, I'm learning to ignore it. I've only thrown up once so far.<br><br>
It made it really hard to deal with my 2-yo ds by myself last night, though. I was a bit shorter with him than I prefer, but I was feeling pretty bad. Tonight it's Daddy's turn!<br><br>
I'm excited because I found out yesterday that my insurance does cover homebirth after all. I'm so glad. I'm so excited to not have to go anywhere when my labor starts. Now I have to find a homebirth MW who'll come to Queens, but I don't think that'll be too hard. I have a first prenatal appt with a hospital MW next week and am looking forward to having this pregnancy "confirmed."</div>
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I hear you on the putting the kids to bed. I have a 2 and a 4 year old. I told dh it would make my night if I could just go to bed myself and he'd put the kids to bed. Well he did but then the neighbors started shooting off those noisy fireworks every 5 minutes for an hour. Just those ones that sound like cannons. UGH I hate that! I was so thankful for whatever neighbor stepped outside and told them to put them away. lol
 

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Glad I'm not the only one who gets tired carrying the laundry upstairs. I need a break after that LOL I try not to think about doing it a few months from now. That will be dh's job.
 

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Oh crap. 4th of July's coming up isn't it. Can I just say I despise fireworks? Hate them. The scare the dogs. They scare my toddler. They stink. They're dangerous (my husband got shot in the eye with a bottle rocket as a child and nearly lost his eye). And stupid drunk people shoot them off all dang night and no one gets any sleep.<br><br>
Hate those things. I'm the Scrooge of Independence Day. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue"><br><br>
/hijack off
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">How awesome your insurance will cover a homebirth! Did they flat out cover it or did you have to work with them? What company do you have?</div>
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It is POMCO Multiplan. Actually they flat-out told me they DON'T cover it, but that they do cover birth in a "home-like setting", i.e. a birthing center. The problem is there's only one birthing center within an accessible distance and not one of the midwives affiliated there is in the network. So I went to my HR person (they're always bragging about what great benefits we have) and told her there's this hole in our medical coverage, that there's no way for a person to have a natural birth in our plan. They discussed it with the plan administrators, and came back with the answer that the people from the insurance company who told me HB was not covered were wrong.<br><br>
Now, I don't think there are any HB midwives in my network. But I then found out I can use my flex spending account to pay for the out-of-network fee, and even though it's still a chunk of change, that gets it down to an affordable amount. I'm much more willing to spend it on a HB than a birthing center (had a bad "birthing center" experience last time).<br><br>
Actually, in New York State I have heard it is the law that insurers must cover homebirth. I haven't seen that law myself, but I've heard it from more than one doula.
 

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Nighten I feel the same way about the 4th of July. We live in the city and there are fireworks going off all month before and after the 4th of July. They are illegal here so why don't the cops do anything?
 

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Gosh that gives me hope that I may get home birth coverage. The head of finance at my husband's work said I "should" be covered. With the way our finances go should is scary. I have an appointment with the actual Midwife next Wednesday, and if I don't get the answer I want then I'll be pushing my husband to find out for sure.<br><br>
I love fireworks, but only just after dusk within a couple of days of the 4th. I don't want to hear them in August. I don't want to hear them at Midnight. I have a dog that was trained as a gun dog. Loud bangs do not bother her. My mom has one though that all his hair falls out when he gets scared. He's an eighty pound Lab Doberman mix. He looks pretty sad bald.
 

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I’m just checking in here. I just did a home pregnancy test yesterday and got two lines. The shock still hasn’t worn off, yet- and I couldn’t sleep a wink last night. This baby is a huge surprise- we have given away all of our baby things over the last year- and I am still in a bit of a panic. This will be our third child. I have a son who will be 4 in a couple weeks, and a daughter who will be 8 a couple weeks after that.<br><br>
By my estimation the babe’s due date will be my birthday- Feb 26th- which makes me about four or five weeks. I have had some mild nausea, but so far nothing like I had with DD, and I have had some fatigue, but so far nothing like I had with DS.
 

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MidnightMommy, it is sometimes amazing what you can accomplish if you advocate hard for yourself. Especially with insurance companies, who are trained to automatically say "no that's not covered" but can often be pushed. I say go for it. It sounds like it's worth it to you.<br><br>
Definitely talk to your midwife about it though - she (or her staff) will have had experience working with the insurance companies and may have some good information.<br><br>
Actually in all aspects of pregnancy and birth you have to really stand up for yourself, but if you do you can often get what you want. It sucks that it's like that, but it is.<br><br>
Welcome, G&B'smama!
 

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I just found out that we qualify for state medical and I would so much rather have my midwife paid by them than pay her out of pocket. She says nobody else has been able to get a referral on Medicaid so she hasn't been able to be paid but I'm hopeful I'll be able to manage.
 

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Wow, that gives me hope too. My insurance doesn't give hb benefits but can for sure be pushed around. We've had to do that a couple times with them. I can't complain though, I have a great ob/gyn<br><br>
Well right now I feel nauseas all the time. I'm hungry all the time too but it's everytime I eat that I feel nauseas and have to stop halfway. Plus taking naps all the time. I never did that before. I took like two naps the other day too and felt like I could sleep more. I haven't gone to my official first prenatal visit, that's coming up on the 30th. I had to go to an u/s b/c of some pains I was having but luckly everything was fine. The doctor even estimated how far along I am and right now is a little bit farther than I thought 7wks and 3 days.<br><br>
Welcome G&B'sMama!
 

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Welcome, G&B'sMama!
 

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Thanks for the warm welcome!<br><br>
I have to figure out what my insurance pays for. I know it pays for hospital and birth center, but is silent on the homebirth option. When I had DS, my insurance was silent on homebirth, but my midwife was a network provider and they paid her full fee. She only charged us for her fee, there was no additional facility fees for “home birth” so in essence homebirth was covered. I have different insurance now though, so I have to figure all that out. There are several network “homebirth” midwives on my insurance, so I think it is going to be fine. I guess I need to pop over to the board for my area and see if anyone has personal experience or recommendations. In any event I can’t see why an insurance company would not cover a home birth- it seems to me that ultimately they pay less so they would encourage it. I know it doesn’t always work out that way though.<br><br>
Whom have you told of your pregnancy? For me, just a couple of close friends and DH (of course). I need to tell my mom too, but I don’t know how to break the news to her. Otherwise I think I am going to wait until the end of the first trimester.
 

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I have explicitly told only one distant cousin-in-law who is a doula who is helping me find a midwife.<br><br>
The HR people at my office may very well have guessed, but I didn't tell them explicitly (only asked about natural birth coverage options) and have asked them to keep my inquiries in confidence, which I trust them to do.<br><br>
I'll tell my mom and sister next week after I get the pregnancy "confirmed" by a midwife and hear that tiny heartbeat. I'll be 8 weeks then. I can't wait to tell them and can't believe I've waited this long! Everybody else has to wait until 12 weeks, or longer at my job if I can hide it (not looking likely!).
 
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