This board has been really slow. I know I haven't been around much but I'd like to change that now that I'm not feeling so sick. I've also been trying to not get so attached to this pregnancy. I'm still keeping my heart guarded but it's getting harder and harder to stay detached.
Has everyone had their first appointment? How about an u/s?
Are you guys having any symptoms?
What about any fun summer plans?
Any vents or happy things you want to share?
Please share and talk about anything and everything! Let's try to get this board going. :)
Haha I'll jump in here :)
I haven't had my first appt yet - that's tomorrow, so hopefully we'll get to hear the heart beat! This is a brand new Dr, so I don't know what to expect from the first appt.
.....Kinda glad I switched Dr's though. When I found out I was pg, I went to our family Dr, and all he gave me was "OK, we'll send you for blood work to confirm, and if the pregnancy sticks, come back and see me in a month". Seriously, that was it. Didn't do an exam, didn't weigh me, didn't even tell me my EDD! DH asked me to ask around to friends and find out who they used, and luckily for us, the OB my best friend used is taking on new maternity patients :)
So symptoms for me is still just fatigue. Killer, killer fatigue. Like I fell asleep at dinner the other night! It's kinda strange, I got from perfectly fine to half asleep in a matter of minutes like someone flipped a light switch in me!
Summer plans for us seem to be revolving around weddings this summer....we've got 4 to go to, so that's keeping us good and busy.
Now as for happy thoughts.....well, days like today the happiest thought that keeps me going is thinking of when I get to tell my boss(es) I'm PG and taking a year off :) Lol on days like today, that thought is about all that keeps me sane! In fact, DH and some friends have asked if there's a way I could secretly record my meeting with my boss at the end of this month when I let them know :)
I have not had the first appointment or an ultrasound yet. Since this wasnt a planned pregnant wont be real to me until I see the ultrasound or hear the hearbeat. My first appointment is on July 16th.
Symptoms: Fatigue for sure, nausea are the main ones right now
Summer plans we will be taking two trips this summer and a couple of small ones
It's killing me not to be able to tell anyone yet but hubby want to wait until after the 1st appointmen
First appointment is next week. We're meeting with the homebirth midwives to discuss our options. Then the week after that I have an appointment and ultrasound with an OB. Again, we'll discuss options and figure out what we're going to do.
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Symptoms- I'm extremely fatigued. No real nausea yet, just a little queasy and food in general just seems unappealing.
Fun summer plans - nothing big. We're going to a waterpark with family at some point, that's it.
I understand! I tried really hard to just be calm about this pregnancy and not get excited or attached, but it's pretty much impossible. I am so in now that I know this is going to be extremely rough if we get bad news. We already have the bed set we will use for this baby. It was an early buy when we were having DD and then we changed our minds and did something different for her. So a few days ago we went to Babies R' Us to get some things for DD and we stopped by the baby stuff. Big Mistake ! The whole Winnie the Pooh set was on sale so we ended up buying the rug and some wall hangings to save about $15. We can take them back if anything happens but, now that we've actually bought something for this baby I can't imagine losing it. :(
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Has everyone had their first appointment? How about an u/s? I had my 1st appointment last Thursday. It went well. They took a bunch of blood and everything came back good as far as I know. They told me they would do a U/S but decided it was too early when I got there so we are still waiting for that. My 2nd appointment is this Thursday afternoon. I'm really excited because DH will be able to make this one and he couldn't get off work for the 1st one.
Are you guys having any symptoms? I am which is a new experience to me. This is my 4th pregnancy and I have never had any nausea, even with DD. I am having a pretty good amount of nausea, nothing I can't handle but I have to eat pretty consistently or it starts to get really bad. The only time I actually feel like I'm going to be sick though is when I take my vitamins (prenatal and Vitamin D). It is almost immediate after I take them.
What about any fun summer plans? We are going on vacation next week ! I am so excited to get away with DH & DD for an entire week. One of my best friends is also pregnant and due August 13th and then our anniversary is August 15th, which is when we will share the baby news if everything is still looking good.
Any vents or happy things you want to share? My DD is 2 1/2 and she knows that the baby is in my belly. We talk to her about it alot and try to explain to her that one day we will have a baby that lives with us and that she will be a big sister. Well the other day she got really mad at DH for poking my belly button while we were all laying down in bed. She thought he would hurt the baby. It was too cute :) She also insists that the baby is a sister and that she will not have a brother :)
Has everyone had their first appointment? How about an u/s? I had my first OB appointment last week, really just a chat and a ton of bloodwork. Also ended up in the ER due to some bleeding, they did a quick u/s with the porta machine but since it's not as powerful as the normal one he couldn't get a great shot. We did see something and it's in my uterus though! Just no hb yet. Next u/s is in about 2 weeks.
Are you guys having any symptoms? Umm nausea, vomiting, horrible heartburn/acid reflux, exhaustion, just a few but unlike with my 1st pregnancy they come and go, I might be fine all morning then sick for 24 hours then fine. I'm trying to get what I can done in the time I'm feeling ok. DH says to relax and not worry about the housework etc, just take it easy.
What about any fun summer plans? Nothing big planned this summer, might go to a water park later this month if I'm feeling up to it. Maybe a weekend of camping.
Any vents or happy things you want to share? My DD is coming home after nearly 2 weeks away! I miss her so much, I just wish it didn't mean 6 hours of driving tomorrow to pick her up. Since I'm often so sick we've decided to tell her right away, she's going to be over the moon happy.
Still a little nervous about the spotting/bleeding i had, despite good Betas. I'm anxious for the good u/s & hb. I don't think I'll relax completely until after that.
Oh and DH is so cute! We were laying on the couch last night and he started 'talking to the baby' lol he's so excited!
Jo, how did your appointment go? I've been plagued with extreme fatigue too. I'm tired 5 minutes after I get out of bed! Hopefully we'll all start feeling more energetic soon. Wow! 4 weddings?! It sounds like a busy summer...lol. ;)
Rose, please KUP on how your appointment goes! Where all are you guys going?
Kristi, a waterpark sounds like fun!
Megan, it sounds like you guys scored a deal on the bedding! :D Would love to see a pic. Good luck with your appt. today. Please KUP! Where are you guys vacationing? LOL@ your DD getting mad at your DH for poking you. :)
Crystal, I'm sorry about the spotting and trip to the ER! Glad you got to take a quick peek, though. I can't wait til your next u/s! Yay for getting to see your DD again! How cute about your DH talking to the baby...lol.
AFM, I have my first official OB appt. on Tuesday and I'm also getting another u/s. Normally I'd be a nervous wreck right about now but I think having a doppler is helping me stay calmer. I'm still paranoid as heck but knowing that I can pull out the doppler anytime is helping some. I wonder if I can opt out of the pap? I haven't had any spotting so far this pregnancy (*knock on wood*) and I'd like to keep it that way. My last pap was exactly 2 years ago.
M/S pretty much left the building. I still have occasional bouts of nausea but it's definitely not as intense. I'm still getting up several times a night to pee and it's not helping my extreme fatigue. I'm not complaining, though. I'm very thankful to be pregnant. :)
My Hubby is a workaholic so we don't get much vacation time around here. We normally take a summer vacation but he just has waaaay too many things going on so I think we're staying put. We might go on small weekend trips here and there but that's about it. We are (hopefully!) planning on taking a babymoon this fall so I'm really looking forward to that!
What are you guys eating these days? While I was suffering from m/s, all I could eat was toast and crackers but now that I'm feeling better I want to eat healthier. I still have food aversions but not quite as bad as before. I feel like I can eat veggies again....I think. I've been living off of carbs....yuck. :( Lots of bread, cheese and applesauce for me. I need more protein and veggies so I think I'm going to make summer salmon salad for dinner and see if I can manage to get any down!
PS - Does anyone want to start and keep up with the EDD and Gender Guess thread?
I have had my first appt. It went very well. :)
I have been mostly just exhausted. I am a full time RN, and in graduate school full time, plus 2 boys at home so I have been TIRED!!! And nauseated.
Nothing more planned for this summer. We just got back from a vacation to NYC, which was a blast (exhausting, but fun) so we are ready to relax now. I start my next term of school Monday, so I will need to focus on that.
Is anyone planning on getting an early scan to determine gender? I may at 14 weeks. I have not done that before but I am really eager to find out if this is a girl this time around!
Eating actually helps my nausea, weird I know. SO, I have already put on a few pounds because everytime I feel nauseated, I go eat something. I am trying to eat healthy tho. I don't want to put on too much weight.
I also would like to exercise. Anyone else?
Nichole, glad your appointment went well. Sounds like you have a full schedule! I'm planning on a 16 week scan if I make it that far. That's the earliest anyone will do early gender scans around here....I wish we had a place that would do it at 14 weeks! That would be awesome. I'm 95% sure of the gender....I just need confirmation....so anxious!
I want to exercise but I'm supposed to take it really easy the first trimester. No exercising, no intercourse, no heavy lifting, etc. I've put on 1.8 lbs so far but I feel like I've put on 10! lol