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Anything exciting going on today?

Addison has a softball game tonight. Those are always entertaining to watch Smile At her first game, after she got to 1st base, she sat down on the base and started drawing in the dirt. When the next girl hit the ball, she had no idea so we were all telling her to get up and run. It was hilarious! She does coach pitch, so she just starting out, but she's improved quite a bit since the first practice. Tonight's game is an away game, though, and DH can't make it. I'll be corraling the other two monkeys on my own!

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That's hilarious Holly! My nieces are in their second and first years of softball respectively. They're 10 and 9. It's amazing how much they change and learn with each game/season. I feel bad we haven't gone to any games this year because of DH's work schedule and the weather so we're excited to see them play this weekend when the weather should be perfect.

Not much is going on here. Started having acid reflux yesterday. I had it bad with DD and the heartburn was non stop with her. Hoping to avoid that this time around. I am still amazed by how little energy I have these days. It's supposed to be nice today so I want to take DD to a park as our lawn is insane right now, but she hasn't napped well this week so part of me just wants to take it easy and make sure she naps.

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I called my IVF nurse and found out that I can swim. Yay! DS is supposed to have swim lessons, but they were cancelled yesterday on account of rain - and it looks like that might happen tonight. I am trying to get some studying done. Then, I will need to go through my stuff and see if I have a swim suit that fits - otherwise I am off to the store. I have swim lessons planned for him 4 days a week for the next 3.5 weeks and I would love to get in the pool with him when the weather allows.

I think some of my tummy troubles are heartburn as well. I know what you mean about being exhausted. Definitely feeling that as well.

We have a graduation dinner to go to tomorrow night at this really neat aquarium. No kids allowed, so grandma and grandpa are babysitting. It will be different going to a place we always bring DS without him. Work tomorrow. More studying. Might need to do something crazy this weekend to keep the pregnancy off my mind.

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I called my IVF nurse and found out that I can swim. Yay! DS is supposed to have swim lessons, but they were cancelled yesterday on account of rain - and it looks like that might happen tonight. I am trying to get some studying done. Then, I will need to go through my stuff and see if I have a swim suit that fits - otherwise I am off to the store. I have swim lessons planned for him 4 days a week for the next 3.5 weeks and I would love to get in the pool with him when the weather allows.

I did prenatal swim lessons with my last pregnancy for exercise. It felt SOOO good to get in the pool and just be weightless toward the end!! I'm planning on starting them again in a couple months.

Do you swim a lot usually?

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I agree that swimming while pregnant is awesome! Especially as you get farther along and your bump feels so heavy. it just sucks getting out of the water. Smile Have fun!

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Yes, I love swimming. I signed DS up for 4 day per week classes for the next four weeks even though he can already swim 5-15 feet just so he can learn strokes. And he is three. I can't wait for him to see the olympics this year, so he can see some "big kids" doing them.

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i went swimming today, my feet and ankles already swell when im up too long so its very nice to get in and have the swelling not come back for a few hours even after im out. i also enjoyed swimming a lot before pregnancy and at least this way i can stay healthy and have some form of work out while im pregnant!

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Swimming sounds like fun, but I don't have a swimsuit. I haven't gone swimming in nearly 4 years, but I *think* we are getting a pool. DH helped a friend dig out an area for an inground pool, and the people were giving away their old above ground pool. I think DH is picking it up this weekend, so I better get myself a swimsuit. I've got three little munchkins that won't be using the pool unless I'm in there and they've got floaties on!

I'm tempted to call my ob today. I still don't have any m/s and my nerves are getting the best of me. I don't think they'll do anything for me, but maybe I'll feel better if I talk to the nurse? I dunno. I wish I could just relax. Why is it so hard to relax? I did notice yesterday that my chest and legs look like a road map w/my veins. That's a little reassuring. I guess we'll see Smile

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What's everyone doing this weekend?

For us this is the first weekend DH will have two days off in months so we're making the most of it. Doing some family stuff tomorrow morning and hoping to get a date night in tomorrow night/Sunday.

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I'm playing volleyball tonight and working tomorrow morning. Then I think we're just going to lounge around and do some house/yardwork. We got a firepit last weekend, so we're hoping to light our first fire and make smores with the girls Smile

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"Holly_Anne618" wrote:

I'm playing volleyball tonight and working tomorrow morning. Then I think we're just going to lounge around and do some house/yardwork. We got a firepit last weekend, so we're hoping to light our first fire and make smores with the girls Smile

OMG, S'mores... Mmmmm...

Sounds like it's going to be a great day!! Have fun!

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S'mores sound awesome. So.... twice a month they have nachos at the hospital and I had them and I am feeling quite nauseated. I can't imagine having the energy for volleyball right now.

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I'm looking forward to volleyball AND smores! My mouth is watering thinking about them!

I did call my OB today, and I remember why I love him so much! They are going to squeeze me in today, so we'll see what happens Smile

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I think I may have posted this already, but we have a graduation dinner at an aquarium. Mom and Dad are watching DS. We have to dress up and I am so overweight from pregnancy and all those pre-pregnancy IVF hormones. I need to see what fits. It will be nice to dress up, regardless.

This afternoon - more swimming lessons. So, this guy yelled at two little kids there in the kiddie pool last week who were splashing him. And he threatened to throw them out of the pool. I mouthed "he's craaaaazy" to the woman I thought was the mother of the kids.. well, turns out it was his wife. And we see them every day at swim lessons. She actually spoke to me yesterday - small talk, but he just stares at me. Anyway, I feel dumb for "saying something" but I guess somebody needed to.

Tomorrow night we have a double date night with one of our couple friends. It is going to be so hard to move away and start over.

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This afternoon - more swimming lessons. So, this guy yelled at two little kids there in the kiddie pool last week who were splashing him. And he threatened to throw them out of the pool. I mouthed "he's craaaaazy" to the woman I thought was the mother of the kids.. well, turns out it was his wife. And we see them every day at swim lessons. She actually spoke to me yesterday - small talk, but he just stares at me. Anyway, I feel dumb for "saying something" but I guess somebody needed to.
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ROFL

This is SO something I would do...

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Tiffany- Have fun with your friends and on your date night!! It'd definitely be fun to dress up for a night!

When are you moving again? You're moving to Canada, right?

Holly- Glad to hear your OB could squeeze you in!! That was really nice of them, KUP on how you're feeling.

My OB would never do that, they pretty much suck. Not my OB specifically, I really trust her, but the nurses and the Kaiser system in general. I called to see my OB last week because my fasting sugars and hemoglobin came back high (it was in THEIR system, btw) and they wouldn't let me see her. The nurse kept telling me that she couldn't schedule the appointment because I didn't have a reason. MY SUGARS ARE HIGH AND I'M PREGNANT!!!! THERE is your REASON!

In any case, I threw the fit of the century and they had my doctor call me so I could talk to her about it. She put me on insulin and I was able to see the gestational diabetes nurse for supplies. So I'm a happy camper now. But oh my goodness.... I was so angry... Don't tell me I don't have a reason to speak with my doctor...

They did this last time I was pregnant, btw. With the "I don't have a reason to see my doctor" thing. Only that time was even more serious than this incident. You have to get past a brigade of nurses on a power trip just to talk to your doctor at that clinic. I've never had that before, not even with Kaiser, just that particular OB clinic.

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Hi ladies!

We're taking DD to swim class and then to a 1st yr bday party tomorrow. One of her little friends has a baby sister who is turning one and the bday party is for her.

We also will have MIL staying with us starting tomorrow as well. Her basement is being reno'd right now, and we're cool with having her stay with us. Been busy cleaning house the last few days, and it's been hard b/c I keep having to take breaks as I tire easily!

Cindy, wow - I would be soooooo mad at those nurses too! I'm glad you gave it to them and to talk to your doctor.

Tiffany, have fun at your grad dinner and your double date - busy weekend!

Holly, I'm so impressed with all the energy you have, I sure wouldn't be able to play volleyball, I'm so tired!! S'mores - so yummy! That's gonna be so fantastic! *drool*

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Well, that wasn't the reassuring appointment I was hoping for. I didn't get to see my OB, but they did squeeze me in for an u/s, and I'm more stressed out now than I was before. When she started, I instantly started to panic....I didn't see anything, but she did find the gestational sack, and eventually a yolk sac and a tiny baby. I'm worried though because the measurements that she got put me at 5 weeks 6 days, and I know that's not possible. We only DTD once on CD16, and I think I ovulated within CD16-19, so even if I go with the 19th, measurements are still off by 3 days.

There was a heartbeat....I could see it, and then she colored it for me so that I could see it, but she didn't measure it. She told me to keep my appointment for next Friday and said for now, there's a beating heart and that should give me hope. This next week is going to be awful, and even then, I don't know that the OB will check to make sure peanut is growing. I almost wish I hadn't gone in. I feel worse now than before Sad

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Holly- I'm sorry it wasn't a very reassuring appointment. Isn't it possible that maybe they weren't able to get accurate measurements? It sounds like she had a hard time finding the baby, maybe she didn't get as clear of an image as she was hoping for. I'm not sure how u/s works with measurements this early, but there must be some room for error.

I could imagine how worried you're probably feeling. Try to focus on the positive (there is a baby in there and it has a *heartbeat*!) and try not to stress too much. I wish there was something I could say to make you feel better. Sad :bigarmhug:

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Holly - I am sorry the appointment did not go as well as you would have liked. I agree with Cindy, thre is room for human error. I would really push for an u/s when you see your doctor next week for piece of mind.

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Tiffany- Have fun with your friends and on your date night!! It'd definitely be fun to dress up for a night!

When are you moving again? You're moving to Canada, right?

MY SUGARS ARE HIGH AND I'M PREGNANT!!!! THERE is your REASON!

And that is a good reason.

We are moving to Minnesota.

My RE's office makes it impossible to talk to the nurses, which is ok because they actually usually know what they are talking about. And, I see the doc so regularly it is not usually an issue.

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There was a heartbeat....I could see it, and then she colored it for me so that I could see it, but she didn't measure it.

Agree with PP, the measurements are done by humans... and 3 days does not seem a big difference, just a millimeter could explain that. I hope your doc will do another u/s for you at your next appointment so you can get an idea how things are headed. I think seeing a heartbeat that early is still a very reassuring sign. This is one of the reasons that I don't mind waiting until 7w2d to get my first ultrasound, because a lot of people have had experiences like that. I really think you are going to be ok.

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Holly, I think it is great news that you were able to see a heartbeat. I think at about 6 weeks a lot of times you can't even see one and everything turns out fine. There is so much variation in date calculations.....with my first child a US at 8 weeks gave me one due date and a later US gave me a due date 10 days earlier! I know it's hard, (my early US did very little to calm my worries), but seeing a heartbeat is such good news at this point.

On another topic, I just ate potato chips and watermelon for lunch. Everything else sounds disgusting right now. MS has kicked in for sure, although I have times when I feel fine. Then, all of a sudden, yuck.

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Thanks for all of the kind words....I am very happy that there was a heartbeat, so I'm hoping she was just off a smidge on her measurements. I love my OB, and if I *whine* enough, he usually tries to calm my fears Wink I'm going to talk to him and see if they will do another u/s. He knows how hard my TTC journey was w/Cameron, so he always tries to make me feel better. If they don't do an u/s on Friday, they typically do one around 12 weeks, so I'm just going to hold on to that piece of hope (peanut's heartbeat) and pray that everything works out....thanks again for the support! You ladies are wonderful!

Watermelon sounds good!! I'm hungry right now, but don't have the energy to get anything....

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Can I just jump in? I recognize a few of the names here, such as Holly Anne.

I wish food sounded decent. I've turned vegetarian this time around and not by choice.

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I wish food sounded decent. I've turned vegetarian this time around and not by choice.

Sure! Jump right in! Sorry that food isn't sounding good right now. Hopefully you're appetite will return soon!

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LOL I hope not! I gained 85lbs with my last. I'm watching my weight gain super carefully and so are my doctors. I'm having 2 week appts from the get-go because of medical conditions and a horrible pregnancy last time.

Luckily, I crave green smoothies this time around. They're freakin amazing! A lady on my Feb 2010 board introduced them to me. You take fresh and/or frozen fruit (I use both so I can do seasonal and non-seasonal fruit), almond milk or Odwalla SuperJuice, and about 2-4 cups of fresh spinach. ALL you taste is fruit. I have fresh honey and flax seed I add to it sometimes too but I'm headed to the store today to buy some protein powder because I'm not getting much with not being able to keep meat/chicken down.

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I have been having issues with food/nausea this go round (again!). Zofran helps but my insurance limits me to 12 pills per month. I am actually looking into the cheapest way to buy it without insurance because it helps me function. I have a son born in 2008 and I can't lie in bed all day. I am 7 weeks today, so got a long way to go with that. I am not sure if I could stomach green smoothies - so go you. I hope vitamins help for making up for the nutrients I am lacking right now.

Anyway, welcome to the January board!

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Tiffany, if you can keep down fruit, you could totally do a green smoothie. I know it SOUNDS bad but it's amazing and so good for you. Literally all you taste is the fruit, they're sweet.

Are you taking Zofran pills or the melting tablets? If you opt for the pills, it's about $12 for 30 of them at Walmart usually. I had hyperemesis with my first two and what helped the most was a mix of the Zofran pills and the Phenergan gel you rub on your wrists and taking 1 Unisom and 50 mg of B6 at night and then 50mg of B6 in the morning. It helped SO much. I had nausea the entire time I was pregnant with those two so I feel your pain.

This time around, I seem to actually throw up way more than I have actual nausea.

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I-m so happy it's $12 without insurance. Tenncare won't cover any Zofran for me at all.

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That is amazingly good news about the zofran! I am definitely going to have my doctor call my script in on Monday. I really don't want to ration the Zofran. Morning sickness makes me CRAZY!

To all of you who have been pregnant multiple times, kudos to you. I am pretty sure this will be my last pregnancy. I have too much on my plate with work and life to be so exhausted all the time. And while I know it will be worth it in the end, it takes a long time before it will really seem worth it - for me a few months after the baby is born, like when they giggle and you start to see their personalities. Until then, its good that my husband is quite supportive. I adore my son and I really want him to have siblings... so trying to keep my eye on the prize.

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"neoncandle" wrote:

Agree with PP, the measurements are done by humans... and 3 days does not seem a big difference, just a millimeter could explain that. I hope your doc will do another u/s for you at your next appointment so you can get an idea how things are headed. I think seeing a heartbeat that early is still a very reassuring sign. This is one of the reasons that I don't mind waiting until 7w2d to get my first ultrasound, because a lot of people have had experiences like that. I really think you are going to be ok.

Holly, I agree with Tiffany, it seems to me a few days either way is not a big deal, if it was a week or more, that would be more of a concern.

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On another topic, I just ate potato chips and watermelon for lunch. Everything else sounds disgusting right now. MS has kicked in for sure, although I have times when I feel fine. Then, all of a sudden, yuck.

I had watermelon...yummy! But potato chips totally turn me off right now.

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Thanks for all of the kind words....I am very happy that there was a heartbeat, so I'm hoping she was just off a smidge on her measurements. I love my OB, and if I *whine* enough, he usually tries to calm my fears Wink I'm going to talk to him and see if they will do another u/s. He knows how hard my TTC journey was w/Cameron, so he always tries to make me feel better. If they don't do an u/s on Friday, they typically do one around 12 weeks, so I'm just going to hold on to that piece of hope (peanut's heartbeat) and pray that everything works out....thanks again for the support! You ladies are wonderful!

I hope you get another U/S soon, so that you can feel more reassured. I wish my 7w U/S would come soon, but by the same token, I'm worried such an early U/S will give more questions and worries. 1st tri is just so difficult to go through!!

Hi Taylor! *waves* Welcome and congrats on your pg! I've been reading about green smoothies as I follow a lot of running friends and their blogs. I'm very curious to try making one myself!

AFM, I'm feeling a bit crummy, more to do with what I ate (greasy Chinese food that has MSG, donuts, bday party food) than any actual nausea or anything else. I've been sleeping a lot today as well....in fact, we all slept in and missed our DD's swim class - oops! at least we made it to the bday party she was invited to.

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Just said goodbye to dh got to see him for a whole 9 hours today....he has been gone for 2 weeks and will be home next Sunday

We were planning to go swimming until the temperature dropped to 60 with crazy high winds Sad poor dd was so sad....I will have to take her to the local pool on Monday to make it up to her

I drove 2.5 hours to get here this morning (the army base where dh is) and get to drive home in the morning

Ms is still driving me crazy too....cant wait for my 1st appt mon the 18th!!! I will be almost 11 weeks!

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Urgh...

I wish food didn't sound so good to me all the time... Especially CARBS...

All the protein I'm eating is helping with my cravings with the "bad" food, but honestly, I think I might consider murder for some potato chips that won't raise my blood sugar. Blum 3

On the plus side, the ms (while it's DEFINITELY kicked in) and fatigue isn't as bad this time around and I think it's cause I'm eating really healthy. Biggrin

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Tiffany- I mentioned that to my husband today. The ms has really been kicking in and I've started getting that "pregnancy tired" (I know you all know what I'm talking about there). I'm usually pretty miserable when I'm pregnant, but I have to just keep focusing on the baby at the end... I'm especially worried about the third trimester... It's just so far away before I'm holding my cute, sweet little baby in my arms, KWIM?

I'd really like to stop at 2 JUST because of the pregnancy thing, but I think DH is really wanting a third. Whenever I mention stopping at 2, he kind of gives me a look and insists I just wait until we come to that road. I think it's cause he wants a boy really bad, so if this one is a boy he might be more with me on the stopping at 2 thing. Lol

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Omg I had 3 slices of pizza for dinner.....was just hungry so ate 2 more....and I'm still hungry!! I'm in a hotel room tonight and cant go anywhere Sad

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Holly - I hope your next appointment is more reassuring! It's so hard when you know what your dates were and things don't match up as you'd expect. Or as the pp said, maybe they measured wrong. I hope the fire was fun and s'mores sound great! We have a fire pit at our new house we just haven't picked up a permit for fires yet. I'm so excited to have one.

Cindy - That is unbelievable that the nurses are so high and mighty at your OB's office. I would have been livid if they tried to tell me that I had no reason to talk to my doctor either.

Sophia - I hope MIL's stay is fun and semi relaxing for you. Is she one of those types that likes to help out around the house for you without getting in the way too much?

Tiffany - I hope the party & double date were fun!

And the swimming lesson thing, totally something I would do hah!

DD never took a nap until like 5 pm yesterday from being out watching softball games and visiting friends. She had been up since 8 am and went to bed late the night before. I'm in shock she's still asleep. She needed it but I expected her to get up in the middle of the night. DH came home with a dishwasher on Friday and I cannot explain how happy I am for that. Save about 6-8 months at home between college semesters and such, I haven't had a dishwasher in my adult life and I was so sick of doing it. DH had to install it in our cabinets from scratch as there was never a spot for them but it only took him a few hours. Makes me thankful he has those sorts of skills.

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Im up before 5am.. something about taking phenergan yesterday and being passed out all day and the pregnancy insomnia. Thanks for all the help, ladies. We could not do the double date because of exhaustion and nausea. The graduation dinner was fun.

Mia - glad you got a dishwasher. My DH definitely is not capable of installing one - so props to your DH skills. May you now never live without one.

Cindy - My DH knows better than to bring up a future pregnancy during this pregnancy, but we are coming up on our ten year anniversary in July (14 years together) and he really doesn't want to start a fight with me over something that is so far in the future. Smile Did you suffer a lot in your third trimester?

Sophia - I will be 7w2d when I have my first ultrasound tomorrow. It feels like forever... but it will be worth it if all looks ok.

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Mia - yay for a dishwasher! I grew up always wanting one (guess who was assinged to wash dishes back then? Wink ), that when I moved into my own place at the age of 28 and now our place after we got married, I made sure it had a dishwasher!!! We use it A LOT!!

Tiffany - I'm so excited for you with having your 1st U/S tomorrow! I hope everything looks ok...been a long road.

Lesli - I am always amazed how much I can tuck in when I'm pg! So I'm not so surprised that you ate 3 slices of pizza and are still hungry LOL

Cindy - Glad you are feeling better this time around. This nausea is a new thing for me, and while it's pretty mild, it comes in waves. So I either feel unwell with m/s or freak out coz the m/s isn't there. It's so weird. I am hating carbs and sweets at the moment, and am surprisingly craving proteins, esp eggs and beef.

MIL just got here yesterday afternoon. She is pretty good about staying out of my way (unlike my mom who likes to rearrange my kitchen cabinets every time she visits....) and I enjoy her company. She offered to come over when the baby is born and help out, just let her know. I may ask her...so that she can occupy my DD's time LOL! DD was soooo happy to see her, she was basically velcro'd to gma hahaha! My MIL was really good with her too, but I imagine she was exhausted last night after having DD buzz around her and make her play/read/talk with her! Not sure what we're gonna do today, it's all rainy and miserable outside.

Hope everyone has a great Sunday!

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Mia- I have a dishwasher but it currently doesn't work Sad awesome your husband could do that.....my dh prob could but it would take weeks and involve a lot of cursing...

Tiffany- yay for your u/s tomorrow kup!!!!

Cindy I'm glad your ms isn't as bad this time around and ur eating healthy.....anything healthy makes me gag/sick Sad I am usually such a healthy eater Sad

Sophia- I wish I had a mil like that! Mine is certifiably CRAZY.....oh and eggs sound so gross to me I ate them just about every day pre pg. ICK

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Mia- Glad you finally got a dishwasher!! I don't know if I could function without mine. Lol

Tiffany- YES. It was very scary during the last month especially. I had extremely abnormal swelling in my legs, to the point where they were insanely painful and I could hardly walk. This was what I was talking about with the nurse trying to tell me I didn't need to see my doctor last time... Only then she told me to go swimming and buy stockings. When I told her I couldn't WALK to GET IN the pool and I really needed to see my doctor about this, she said, "Well, you know, we can't just wave a magic wand."

Yeah. It's a good thing we were on the phone. I might have slapped her. My mom had to call the complaints department before they would contact my doctor to get me in.

In ANY case, they did a bunch of tests and things for pre-e, and I did have protein in my urine, but my blood pressure wasn't high. So I was on bedrest for the last month of my pregnancy and they ordered compression socks. I could hardly walk to the bathroom, no joke. They did an ultrasound of my legs to make sure there were no blood clots and I swear it was more painful than the last part of my labor... Torture. Pure torture.

What's really scary about all that is they still don't know exactly what it was. That really worries me, cause I don't want to go through it again. Sad I just want a healthy pregnancy this time around, that's why I'm trying really hard from the start. I hope it makes a difference... Cause I am honestly scared.

They say every pregnancy is different, right?

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Sophia I love hearing about your family. It sounds a lot like mine, except I have a three year old boy and you have a girl. I get along so well with my MIL I am moving to the same town as her. She sometimes makes me crazy, but mostly she tries to be helpful. She says she was really mean to her MIL when she was younger and wishes she had appreciated her more. Whats cute is how much my DS loves her... like father, like son. And its not like she's not crazy, she's just my kind of crazy.

Cindy That is really scary. I can't think of what it would be. How had your blood pressure been? If it was pre-eclampsia type disease, it likely will not happen again. From what I remember that is usually a first pregnancy phenomena.

Lesli All I really want is french fries. And even though we have a dishwasher, I have pretty much refused to make anything that requires cleaning dishes. DH made a pork shoulder in the crock pot just so we would have something to eat this week. I am thinking carnitas tacos, but really - I just want some McDonald's fries and ketchup.

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Cindy- I swore up and down with my last pregnancy I was done and even attempted to get my tubes tied (I was 24 though and in TN they won't do it until you're 25). Stuff came up and I didn't even think about it anymore. I got baby fever naturally since my DS is no longer a "baby" and my DD certainly isn't. I gave in. DH wanted another kid while he was "young enough to enjoy another" and he's only 29, just a huge crybaby sometimes.

I got the spend a few hours in the ER last night getting fluids. My nausea isn't that bad this time- but I can't stop actually throwing up. I work 3rd shift in a bar and it's getting extremely difficult to finish out my shift.

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Taylor!! Omg I haven't seen you around in forever!! Congrats girl! Smile How's your little man doing??

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Tiffany- My blood pressure is usually really low. It elevated a bit with my last pregnancy when I had the swelling (higher than normal for me), but I guess it wasn't high enough for them to diagnose pre-e. I hope you're right, it comforts me to hear that if it WAS pre-e, it's unlikely to happen again. I think I read that before, but I don't remember where.

Taylor- I'm so sorry to hear you had to go to the ER for fluids. Sad Are they giving you anything to help keep you from throwing up? I don't think I'd mind having 3 babies, it's just the being PREGNANT three times that doesn't sound all that fabulous to me. Lol

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Yes... now if I could only hire a surrogate....

In a related note, I can't believe people don't mind being surrogates?!

And, do you know how much more productive I could be if I could outsource my pregnancy to India. People do that, you know. I wouldn't, though, for a variety of reasons. Mostly because it seems wrong.

People who think they need to be pregnant in order to experience motherhood are crazy.

Taylor - Are you already taking meds?

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Taylor- hope you are feeling better now and don't end up back in the ER for fluids!
Cindy- Sounds like you had a really rough go at it last time.. hope this time around is smooth sailing!!

AFM I'm still waiting for my ultrasound to see if it's one baby or more :confused: I go on friday. My coworkers all have bets placed.. we are all anxious to find out!

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Hey ladies! The OB office just called to tell me that an OB (not mine, but the one who allowed the u/s) looked at the u/s and said everything looked good. She gave me a due date of Feb. 2, so I'm trying to be optimistic. She also asked if I had a follow-up appointment scheduled, and I let her know that I have on on Friday with my OB, so hopefully things are going well. I didn't feel good Saturday night and yesterday on and off I felt funny. I'm not sure it was m/s, but I didn't feel right.

Do you mind if I stay here if my due date is in Feb?? I'm hoping baby will measure closer to what I had thought w/my next u/s, but we'll see.

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Not at all!! I've been toggling the Feb/Jan boards as well just because my due date is so close to Feb. I don't think anyone minds if we are fence sitters. Lol

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MARIE!!! Are we on another board together?! Yay! I've steered clear of pg.org after that nastiness on ours but I loved being here with both my pregnancies so I had to come back..

I've already tried the Zofran pills and they don't work. I can't afford the billions they want for the meltaway tablets that actually work so now I'm on Phenergan gel, the kind you syringe the liquid onto your wrists every 4-6 hours so you can't throw it up since it's absorbed immediately into your bloodstream.

I've managed to keep down food slightly more. I'm drinking only water now and cut everything else out. Soda/Juice made it worse and I'm actually craving water so I'm sure I'm still a bit dehydrated. I believe every craving comes from what your body is telling you that you need right then so I'm trying to chug it. It's hard making myself eat though. . even though small meals every 2-3 hours help tremendously, I work for 7 hours straight on my feet and there's not always time to stop and eat something.

Holly- that's awesome about your ultrasound!

Cindy- I had pre-e with my last. If your BP is usually low and you KNOW it is, make sure your OB/midwife knows it because your danger area is different. My BP runs low too so when mine hits 130/80, I'm in watch out territory, instead of 140/90.

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