Hello again, update & question.

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Hello again, update & question.

Hi ladies! I haven't posted in a while but I've been stalking (: I live in the boonies and they are extending a road which took out our internet line grr. But I've been following you all from my phone it's just hard to post from.

Baby update: baby is still a surprise I have no feelings as to the gender. We were considering adoption because I'm struggling to feel a connection this pg. But I don't think we will since I've started to connect and hubs and tot are both beyond attached. I'm pretty sure the u/s will be the big push I'm needing. Finally being able to see the little munchkin (:

I've lost 20lbs and have bad anemia and my body isn't absorbing pr.otein very well. I've been very nauseous but haven't been sick. Just struggling to eat meals. My last two pgs I had pre e so far my BP is good but I do. have elevated protein in my urine already :/.

We also won a free birth photographer(: I'm kinda excited because she's absolutely amazing! I'm still hunting for a doula.

Question:
My palms and feet are super itchy no where else. I've scratched so hard I drew blood several times. Anti itch cream is useless so is lotions and prescription anti itch. I've also had a migraine every day (it dulls but never goes away) for 3weeks. My next appointment

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My phone cut me off..

My next appointment is 8/30 my u/s is 8/28 (2days after my birthday. I called twice to the ob but never got a call back :/ I'm thinking of switch OBs because this group practice is just not working I loath 2 of the 4 because they don't listen and always seem bored.

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I'm glad things are going well. Hopefully your internet connection gets better. I just wanted to let you know that it is completely normal to not feel as connected with consecutive pregnancies as you do with other ones. I was kinda feeling the same way this time around in the beginning. When you are busy with other kids, especially a nursing baby, its easy to be disconnected with a LO that isnt out, demanding your attention Wink Like you said, once I started feeling him move more, and saw his little face, it made it more real and easier to connect Smile

I'm sorry that your OB doesnt seem to be the best. Hopefully that changes, or that you find one that better fits what you want Smile

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Hmm....I could be wrong, but it's that what Mia has....a condition that causes intense itching on the soles of her feet and her hands? I can't remember, but hopefully she'll chime in.

Happy to hear from you! I hope the u/s helps you start to form a connection with your peanut!!

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"Holly_Anne618" wrote:

Hmm....I could be wrong, but it's that what Mia has....a condition that causes intense itching on the soles of her feet and her hands? I can't remember, but hopefully she'll chime in.

Happy to hear from you! I hope the u/s helps you start to form a connection with your peanut!!

Yes, I have cholestasis of pregnancy (also known as ICP or obstetric cholestasis). Ashely, if you have itching like that, they need to test your blood for the condition as soon as possible. It's a rare condition, so some OB's will shrug it off though it seems to be better known of now. My maternal fetal medicine specialist said it's about the only thing to cause itching on your palms and soles like that and it feels insatiable. For me, it almost feels like the itching is in my muscles not my skin if that makes sense. When I started itching with my daughter it was just on my arms and legs but my OB warned they'd need to test my blood if it was on my palms and soles, as that's a red flag for ICP.

I don't want to scare you with all of this but if your OB doesn't take it seriously and test your blood or just says "pregnancy itching is normal" I'd switch practices just because if it's untreated it can result in stillbirth (though they say with proper treatment, the chances are the same as a normal pregnancy so it's more of an inconvenience then anything). I highly recommend checking out itchmoms.com. They have an insane amount of information on the subject and are endlessly helpful with finding OBs in the area if you are having trouble with getting one to test/treat the condition. I really hope it's not the case for you as it can be hard on your body and the monitoring sucks, but it's something I'd get investigated asap. PM me any time if you have any questions about the itching/the condition.

I am sorry you haven't been feeling as connected with this LO but as the pp have mentioned that's totally normal and I'm sure things will improve in time. I hope the pre e stays away despite the elevated protein in your urine. It must be awful having such a hard time eating and with losing so much weight. How exciting about your ultrasound coming up so quickly!

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Oh wow. I was expecting more of a laid back les scary reason for the itch. I will definitely bring it up with my headache concern at the next appointment. Thanks so much ladies!!

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Yeah, I know it's scary and intimidating. It sucks that nothing else really causes the itching in those spots, though it's great that we have the technology to deal with it effectively and that all can end perfectly fine because of it. GL and KUP!

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I can relate to struggling to feel connected. I felt that way last pregnancy, but that is partly because of the strain on my life and body and partly because of all that can go wrong. I have nothing to offer except you are not alone.