Cindy - How crazy and stressful with the potential pre-e stuff. I'm glad you're keeping a close eye on things. I'm at a 60-90 % risk to repeat cholestasis and I'm always on the look out for symptoms even though it's super early.
Amanda - How exciting about your ultrasound! Can't wait to hear how many are in there.
Holly - I don't see any problem with you staying! The more the merrier. As my EDD is so early in Jan, I hop between here and December.
Tifany - I'd never heard of the gel but that sounds so helpful! I hope it does the trick for you.
AFM we have such a busy week. I took DD to a new indoor bouncy house thing today which was awesome. It was with a mom's group and aside from the usual toddler sharing issues over random toys, it was great but exhausting. Bringing a friend to have her big anatomy scan on Wednesday but it's a 2 hr drive each way to the hospital she has to go to to have it so I'm praying DD will do okay on the ride with some DVDs or something. THen it's just get togethers and all that stuff.
Holly, glad your U/S looked good! My EDD is Feb 3 and I'm planning to stay here and hang out in Feb too. So, I'd say, straddle both!
Amanda, good luck on your U/S - it sounds so exciting to have bets placed! Do you having any feelings either way on it?
Wow Mia, that sounds like a lot to do this week! Take care of yourself and try to get some rest when you can.
Taylor, I'm only drinking water - and whenever possible tepid or hot water when I can. I agree with you that cravings mean your body must be lacking that, I've been craving and eating a ton of protein, and so not interested in carbs or sweets (and trust me, I have a sweet tooth, so this is very odd to me). Hope you feel better now and not throwing up so much (or at all).
AFM, not much to report. Having MIL was great b/c I've been napping lots and DH is getting stuff done since MIL has essentially been babysitting DD! DD always wants to be with MIL and my MIL sure has a lot of patience with her! Weather was great today so we went for a walk around the block after dinner. Had lunch with my DH which was really nice since he doesn't work downtown. The nausea is definitely getting stronger but hasn't interfered with my life or anything and I can focus at work but I really want to sleep in the car on the way home after (we don't live that far from downtwon!). Tomorrow should be interesting, I need to be at a conference at 8 am tomorrow for the entire day. Dunno how I will last.
Morning! Up and at them early this morning. Cameron has not realized that Mommy is home on summer vacation, so he still wakes up early. I don't usually mind because I take a nap when the kids do, but last night I didn't sleep well. Cameron is sick, DH was sick w/a fever of 101, and Addison threw up right before bed. Yuck!! Luckily, there are no big plans this week in our house. Addison has a softball game on Thursday, so hopefully she's better by then. Then my appt on Friday. We'll just relax around the house this week and get everyone healthy again!
Sophia-Good luck making it through the day!! Hopefully you'll have enough energy to make it! That's nice that your MIL was around and you were able to rest.
Amanda-Can't wait to hear how your u/s turns out! I've always secretly wanted twins, but I have a feeling one of my children will have them. I am a twin....and in our family it typically goes every other generation. My mom was in trouble any way you looked at it. There were twins on both her side and my dad's side, and it was her generation to have them
Mia-sounds like you're going to be busy this week! Good luck w/everything. Don't run yourself exhausted!!
Hi everyone. I can't keep up here!
I am pretty exhausted these days and would just love to crawl back into bed at this very moment. Combined with feeling either super nauseous or super starving at all times, I think it's safe to say m/s has fully kicked in. So I'm having some trouble coming up with energy right now to keep up with daily stuff, including internet posting!
Holly-good news on the US. Sorry the family is sick, we had that around here a few weeks ago.
Amanda-good luck with your US-I've always sort of wanted twins too, even though I know how much work they would be.
Sophia-I am with you on the sweet tooth...usually I have one and right now all I want is water, tea or salty foods. The salt thing is really weird for me, but at this point I am eating whatever makes me feel better.
Cindy-sorry you have worries already so early! But it's good you can keep a watch on things.
Mia-good luck with your busy day/week!
I might hang out on Feb a bit too. I am due Jan 28th....my second child was a few days early, but my first was a week late! So who knows!
Had breakfast with my dad (still keeping my little secrets) which was great. He offered to get lunch, but instead I am making pizza rolls. Oh, and they have to come from the oven... not the microwave.
I went to the grocery store and spent $80 on food for me. I am not really that hungry but it is hard to find something appetizing at home. I got mostly processed foods like PF Chang's meals, CPK pizzas, etc. None of it healthy. I even got those 100 calorie Twinkie packs. I weighed myself this morning and I have not gained very much weight so far, most of it due to hormones from the IVF so that is comforting... and I know I am constipated anyway so that doesn't count.
I also went to destination maternity and got a new bra and some bra extenders. The workers there are so freaking peppy, it's crazy. But I did find out they have prenatal yoga there twice per week for FREE and I am going to try to go.
There are a hundred reasons why twins are not good for us right now. Firstly, I have to work... I am the breadwinner in our family and we will starve without me. We are moving and taking a new job that doesn't start until September 4th. I guess I am not going to tell them until I start. I won't have maternity leave. I will probably have to hold onto cobra throughout the pregnancy (way expensive). Bed rest would be a nightmare. But I am still hoping and praying that it will go well and we will have healthy mom and babies at the end of it - as that is all that really matters.
Holly Sorry about the sickness in your house. I hate when that strikes here.
Please tell me mine is not the only SO/DH acting more moody than our pregnancy hormones. I swear, they were bad at first for me and then slid their way over into his head. He's impossible and horrible to be around lately.
We're getting married on August 4th and between planning a wedding in 2 months (shotgun. . didn't start that way but we decided being married during at least ONE of my pregnancies would be cool lol), working 3rd shift bartending/serving at a God-awful local place with worse politics than Washington, and chasing my "selectively deaf" 2 year old constantly, and running my DD to every sport this summer, I'm running thin and he's not making it better. I'm not even speaking to him right now because he's irrational over EVERYTHING. A friend's pay stub in my car? I must not have been where I said I'd been (she'd been WITH me!), I bought us a new blender and suddenly I'm spending all this money we don't have when we're having a wedding shower next month (it was a $15 blender from Walmart bc mine died).
I feel like I'm losing it! I hate going to work because I truly hate my job but at this point, I'm picking up shifts just so I don't have to deal with him.
Sorry you are having to deal with all that and MS and hormones on top of it. I would hate serving bar and understand where you are coming from. I would be dead on my feet.
There was a nice How I Met Your Mother episode on the subject of crazy SO during pregnancy. You see, only the pregnant lady is allowed to be crazy. You are doing a lot of work providing for your LOs and the new baby. He has to step up. DH has been pretty awesome, but I know he worries.
I can't imagine picking up shifts right now. I am just wondering how they are going to adjust the schedule at my new job when they find out the news. Things might not be pretty and some people might be mad at me... but it is the way it is.
Good luck with planning your wedding. I think that also sounds exhausting right now, but to each their own.
Anyway, I have to run into my current job for an exit interview...
Kara- I know what you mean about the exhaustion. *Sigh* I think we all understand at this point... Waiting for that second trimester mini-break...
Tiffany- FREE prenatal yoga??? I want to go! I wonder if they have one of those where I live. Is it just that store that does that or is it a nationwide thing? I usually go to Motherhood Maternity for my pregnancy clothes, but I don't think I'll need any until Fall. I have some old summer shirts from when I was pregnant with Sophia that are still in great condition and stretchy capri yoga pants that, yes, I shamelessly wear everywhere in the summer. Why not?? They REALLY comfy! And they're going to double nicely as summer maternity pants.
Taylor- Soooo... Know how we're all sick and tired and just want to sleep cause we're, you know, PREGNANT? Well, last night we're doing Sophia's bedtime routine. We put her in her nighttime diaper, read her a book, brush her teeth, give her vitamins, let her have some milk while watching a cartoon, then rock her for about 15 minutes. That's it. I help with ALL of it, even though I'm *SO* close to throwing up and ridiculously exhausted. When we start her cartoon, I ask my husband if he'd mind if I just headed up to bed and if he'd mind finishing up with her. As in, let her finish her milk and cartoon and rock her for a little bit. He looks at me, ROLLS HIS EYES, and says, all cranky-like, "If you really need to."
Excuse me??? Are you incubating our second child right now??? Do you have crazy person pregnancy hormones, are hungry all the time, throwing up the other half of the day, and gassy as hell?
If I really need to...
So I figured, screw it, I'm just going to sleep on the couch. He can do bedtime routine cause I'm going to PASS OUT and I'm going to PASS my GASSY butt out in front of him. He taps me on the shoulder and sweetly, sincerely says, "Okay, honey, you can go sleep."
So yes, long story short, my husband is unnecessarily moody even though I'M the pregnant one.
This is just one example. From last night.
In any case, I'm sorry your SO is driving you insane too. I think sometimes it's in their job description. I hope you get some relief from your job soon, it would be really rough to be on your feet all day when you're not feeling well.
I told my new job starting this fall about my pregnancy. Basically I decided that I could definitely get a job in Dallas, even if pregnant. There are a lot of temporary jobs around here in the healthcare industry. I will have cobra insurance through my work, anyhow. We need to know before we move up there how they are going to handle it. I am obviously not going to be asking for much, since I am the new one there - but if they do not want me, then I need to know. One of the female physicians in the group was pregnant with twins when I was up there, so I am hopeful. Basically scheduling around this could be a nightmare for them, but recruiting people like me to a rural area is difficult too. I hope they still want me. And I hope I don't sound like a princess around here.
Now, I just get to wait for their reply. It may take a few days.
Meanwhile, I vomited up the phenergan I took last night. But felt better afterwards. I have a headache this morning, but must get some studying done. If the vomiting gets worse, I won't have to worry about first trimester gains.
You can go on the Destination Maternity website and see if they offer classes at your location. We're gonna miss that when we move north (assuming that still happens).
I bet that was a relief to tell your job. You seem like you've got a positive attitude about it. Hopefully it will all work out in your favor. I will keep my fingers crossed for you. Please KUP on what happens!
Sorry that you weren't able to keep down your meds either. I *think* m/s may have hit me. I haven't gotten sick, but I just don't feel right. I'm not 100% sure that it's m/s, but I just feel off. Still anxiously awaiting my appointment on Friday. I'm exhausted today too. Cameron has been up for a couple hours, and while watching cartoons on the couch w/him while he ate his poptart, I fell asleep. Oops! I need some caffeine to get me going!
It was a huge relief, and they said that they still want me and that they think they can get volunteers to cover whatever calls I miss. They said that winter is actually much easier than summer as far as finding coverage. Obviously, down the road I expect to repay the favor when someone else is in a similar position. It is just a huge relief.
As far as tiredness goes, I woke up at 6 and then laid back down at 9. I can't sleep, but I am exhausted and just don't feel good. I am very thankful not to be working full time right now and my condolences to those who are. I know my MS is worse with this one compared to the last one, on account of it being twins... and I am definitely ok with considering this could be my last pregnancy.
Holly - I hope you don't get a severe case of it and that it passes quickly. I tried drinking a little green tea for the caffeine, but not sure if I can keep it down.
Tiffany- I'm glad you were able to get that out there. It seems like it will relieve a lot of your anxiety, regardless of what their decisions are.
Holly- Can't the universe be cruel...? No caffeine, but here, you're going to be EXHAUSTED for MONTHS. Hope you're feeling better soon. I've been having some decaf coffee occasionally with the hopes that my mind will psyche my body into thinking it's the same as getting caffeine... No such luck...
Even decaf coffee has a little caffeine... especially the decaf coffee from starbucks. And most studies support less than 200mg of caffeine intake is ok. I am aiming for 0 (or very little) just with the conception issues we have.
I actually really felt better in my second trimester with DS... and I hope I will this time. Otherwise we may be cancelling our upcoming August trip. Now I am wishing I had bought travel insurance.
I'm one of those bad moms. I've tried and tried to go w/out caffeine and I get horrendous migraines. I limit myself to one can every couple of days, and so far my kids are normal Or as normal as toddlers can be...hehe
Completely non-related....I'm getting ready to potty train and I'm scared!! I've heard boys are harder, but he's definately showing signs that he's ready. A friend from my Aug. 2010 board shared the 3 Day Potty Training method w/me, so I'm getting everything I need to start him on Tuesday. The only thing I have a problem with is that you are supposed to throw the diapers away. Knowing that we have another coming who will eventually fit this size of diaper, I have a hard time throwing them away....I'm torn. I am excited to buy him little undies though. He's gone on the potty a couple of times, but nothing consistant. I may be bald by the end of next week
Don't throw them away. We potty trained our kid in a few days by going diaper-free (but still kept them). Diapers make excellent gifts for new parents. We just kept him in undies and went about our normal lives, putting him on the potty every 2 hrs. Our son who is much older than your son still does not make it through the night most of the time - so we have pull-ups for that. We really started by getting him to go #2 on the potty consistently... we could always tell before he was about to do that. It was so nice just not to have to clean up poopy diapers.
I tried to potty train DS when he was 2 years and 3 months. He did okay with it, but I didn't think he was completely ready. So, I quit. I didn't try again until he was three. My mom kind of made me do it. I was okay with him being in diapers because public bathrooms gross me out and I could just change his diaper in my trunk. Good luck with it!!
About the caffeine, I cut out drinking coke once I found out I was pregnant. I didn't get headaches (which I usually do when cutting it out). Today, I had DH buy me a coke at the store. I have had a really hard time drinking things and have been throwing up, so I am going to see if I can drink that easier. I would prefer not to drink it, but I guess it is better then getting dehydrated. I can't wait for all of the nausea to end!!
Oh man, if ya'll have any tips on potty training let me know! My DS is ready and he's done it once or twice but he really just thinks it's a game. He has one of those little seats you add to the toilet and a stool because I reaaaally didn't want to clean up a baby toilet bucket.
I have no idea where to really begin on training him. His paci also needs to go and I don't know how to get him over that either. His "taci" is never out of his sight even if he's just holding it. He's one of those kids that figured out a way to get two pacis in his mouth at one time.
We went cold turkey on the paci, but not by my choice. We were always losing them, and we had accidently left his last one at the sitter. She doesn't live in the same town as us, so I decided to go w/out it. It was HORRIBLE! He cried and cried for nearly 3 hours. We tried to comfort him, rock him, give him a sippy, etc, but he wasn't having it at all. He eventually cried himself to sleep. I told the sitter the next day and she threw his paci out, and he was fine. Never asked for it again!
I have an Ebook that I could email you on the 3 Day Potty Training method. If you're interested, PM me your email, and I'll send it to you. We're going to give it a go and hopefully he'll be trained by next weekend. My cousin used it and said that it worked for her, but it took her little guy more like 5 days.
Holly - A sick household is never good. I hope it moves along quickly. I guess the only good thing about all being sick at once is it doesn't linger as long (hopefully).
Taylor - That's so tough having DH be so moody, having to deal with a job you hate (been there, it's awful) with chasing around a toddler and being pregnant on top of it. I hope the shower and having some of the big wedding planning stuff out of the way will help relieve some stress.
Tiffany - COBRA is expensive! I agree that if push comes to shove, you could probably find something in a large city like Dallas. I hope everything goes as smoothly as possible for you.
Cindy - TFS! Oh it's amazing how hormonal men can be. And we're the complicated ones?
Having twins without insurance would be more expensive than cobra. There is no way I can stay at my job - it's residency and its over at the end of the month. That insurance did cover IVF partially so maybe it is all a wash, but I want to be sure I am covered because perinatology visits, a C-section (high chance due to baby position) and possible hospitalized bed rest would not be cheap. The babies would definitely be covered on my new insurance after they are born which is awesome.
I am going to stay with this group in Minnesota. They are very family friendly and they even offered for me to go part time for awhile after the babies are born. And I do feel much better now that I have told them. Their response was "congratulations" and "we can make this work."
Now, we had been planning a vacation for the last ten years and booked a cruise as part of that. Of course the fine print says "no high risk pregnancies." I will only be 15 weeks and there is nothing they can do if something goes wrong... so I am going to try to get a friend to sign off on that. I can start being "high risk" when I get back. I don't think I'll really be able to get my ob to sign off on that but I will ask. If she says it isn't a good idea, I may follow orders... maybe.
Taylor - I think you are wise to do the little seat within a seat thing for DS. My son prefers his "little potty" and we have had to even bring it into restaurant bathrooms in a pinch... I've got a whole series of stories on that.
I can't keep up! I hope everyone is doing well!
Afm still very sick especially right now....last night I drank a cup of milk and started feeling sick....about an hour later I puked. I have def puked a lot more with this one....I was nauseous with dd but only ever puked a few times. Nothing sounded good afterwards so just went to bed and woke up feeling awful I feel so bad for dd I called my old babysitter and arranged for her to go over there for a few hours so I could try to feel better and she could have fun with other kids
dh will finally be home Sat night he has been gone for 3 weeks....I kind of enjoyed him being gone just because he wants to DTD constantly and I just DON'T so it was nice to not be hounded constantly....other than that I missed him lol
Today is one of those days where I'm nonstop hungry, and as soon as I eat, I feel yucky. Argh!
Holly....that's how I feel every.single.day looks like you caught ms
I think so....boo!
Today I had spotting this morning... bright red.... hate it!!!
Next time I went to the bathroom it was brownish red, which I like better... less scary...
I have soar stomach today.
Hate being in the first weeks of pregnancy.... being scared all the time... urggg
sorry for my vent.
:bigarmhug: Vicky, I'm sorry you had blood this morning. I agree....the first trimester is so scary. Glad that it turned brown....hopefully it goes away completely and it is nothing to worry about!
It's gone now so Good!!
SOOO scary. I worry about this every time I wipe. I am not really sure if that scary feeling ever goes away. Its like you want to plan the future, and you're pretty sure what the future holds, but there is always the risk that something could happen. Anyway, as you know there are a million other things besides MC that cause bleeding at this stage.
I still check the tp when I'm in my third trimester :oops:
Vicky - glad it went away! Kup!!
Found out today that my grandma (91 yrs old) had a bad fall Tuesday broke her pelvic bone apparently had no pulse and stopped breathing (she has a no resucitation (sp?) order so they laid her down...then she came back on her own...she is having some heart problems they think may be why she fell....I came up so I could visit her tomorrow....I'm so lucky to still have both grandparents alive on my mom's side (my grandpa is almost 95) and its so sad to think they will both prob not be around too much longer Glad i get to see them tomorrow though
Sorry about your grandmother. I hope she is not in too much pain and they can get that controlled. I really worry about something like this happening to my grandmother (she's in her early 80s). She is so spunky and fun and the only grandparent that I have left.
On another note, Luke learned how to hold the flashlight so daddy can fix things... how to hold it where daddy is looking. He is 3 and so darn cute.
Vicky, I'm glad that your grandma is alive....I am so close to my grandma that I cannot bear the thought of something happening to her. Hopefully she'll recover quickly and not be in too much pain.
That's cute that Luke is Daddy's little helper now
Vicky - How scary! I'm glad it went away. Like Holly said, I check the tp even in the third trimester too. Part of my brain just can't keep the curiosity away.
Tiffany - At 15 weeks i would think a cruise wouldn't be a problem but it's good you're getting your OB's opinion anyway. I hope you're able to go and have a blast! How great that you have such a good support system in place and that the babies will be covered with the new insurance.
Holly - MS is so bitter sweet. It's hard craving food all the time and feeling so nauseous.
Lesli - I was so like that with DD it was awful. I've been for more fortunate this time around. I hope the ms lets up for you soon! LOL about DH. My DH has been like that too but I've been up for it most of the time. I wonder if subconsciously he wants to more because with DD I was on pelvic/bed rest for at least 5 months of the pregnancy and didn't have much of an appetite for sex prior.
Today is one o my best friend's birthdays and she's having a girls night in. I am looking forward to it except that DH probably won't be home until late and the party starts at 6 (I thought it was 7) so I'm going to be late to it. I feel awful but I just don't have a sitter for DD until DH gets home. I really am thinking about hiring a babysitter just for these kinds of occasions as we don't have many people to watch her, but the idea of a stranger watching DD does make me nervous oy.
Taylor - I have heard a lot of success about the binkie fairy where either the kid gives up the binkie (to go to a baby) for the fairy or you cut off the nipple and say that the binkie fairy came and brought the binkie to another baby. DD never took a paci but she had a REALLY hard time the first week when we had to completely stop BFing at 18 months. We were only at 2-3 sessions a day but it was hard. As for the PTing I don't have much advice as we're starting that road but I think the potty seat on the real toilet is nice. DD likes the little potty better/seems less intimidated by it but I do not look forward to cleaning it and having to transition her.
Sorry about your gramma Leslie....
TGIF gang!!! and tomorrow is my birthday ... big 33~~~
Planning a day at the pool with BBQ and fun! Supposed to be nice out!
Mia - Have fun at your friend's party tonight.
Vicky - HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Hope you have a great one! And 33 is young... enjoy it.
Ya'll have a great weekend!!
Vicky, happy happy birthday! Have fun tomorrow!!
Mia, I totally get you on the babysitter thing. DD is over 3 now and has only been cared for by others just a handful of times...mostly by a few of my friends that I completely trust. I don't have family so really should go hire a babysitter. However, I don't like the thought of a stranger looking after my kid. So we have work around our schedules.
Awwwww Tiffany, your DS is so darned cute! I love when our kids want to help at this age....I know it won't be long (say 13) when they won't want to help anymore!
Lesli, sorry about your gma - it is good that you have grandparents around still. My last grandparent (my mom's mom) passed on when I was 13 and I always wish my relationship with her could have been better (didn't have much of one due to the language barrier). Hope your gma gets better.
Hope everyone is doing well! I'm at home today b/c my daughter is not feeling well...for sure she is out of sorts, but I think what's really bothering her is that her "best friend" told her she doesn't want to be DD's friend anymore, so DD is very sad. This is the first time anyone has said anything like that to her, so I imagine it comes as quite a shock. I want to comfort her but, well, I dunno what to do. Chances are, her best friend is just saying that or is maybe wanting to move on to other friendships...at 3 yrs old, it's not a big deal and it's not like DD doesn't have other friends. But still....it's a big deal to DD and I'm just trying to help her work through her feelings and gain an understanding, I guess.... Any suggestions that I could help my DD feel better?
Guys. Why in the world does anyone become wedding planners? This stuff is so stressful and so not me. I could care less about rocks in a centerpiece or what type of ribbon to cover chairs (why am I covering chairs anyways? It's being held outdoors as a bonfire). I just want to throw in the towel and elope. My family lives in Texas and SO's in Tennessee (where we live now) and I really want my dad there and I just don't know how to do this.
Taylor, sorry that you're having a tough time planning the wedding. I remember how stressed I was w/mine and I had 15 months to work on it. I hope everything falls into place for you!!!
Sophia, I'm so sorry about your daughter. That had to definately upset her.....I don't have any good advice at the moment, but maybe just make sure she knows that it's okay to have lots of friends and that this little friend is maybe just exploring other friendships. We haven't had to go down that road yet, but I can imagine how heartbreaking it must be for your daughter
Happy Early Birthday Vicky!! Enjoy your day!!
I've more or less decided to call it off. We'll go to a courthouse in October and have the ceremony next year.
Sophia, my DD's been through that when she was younger. Well, and now. She's very bossy and demanding and she just doesn't understand that other kids don't want to be around her when she's being like that. It breaks my heart when she tells me other girls say stuff like "I don't want to hang out with you." "I don't want to be your friend anymore." It takes everything I have to just talk her through it and let her handle it in her head herself. My mother saved me from every argument, fight, battle, and problem I ever had and as I got older, I learned to fight my own battles- the wrong way. Just tell her that not everyone wants to be friends with everyone and she'll meet her new best friend soon, someone who will always want to be around her at the time.
Vicky- Happy Birthday!!
Taylor- I'm one of the freaks that actually loves planning weddings. I'm all about the girly stuff and picking out flowers, choosing centerpieces, finding a venue, checking out linens, spending lots and lots of money, getting dresses, getting primped... My oh my. I love weddings! Even my own! It's understandable that you wouldn't want to deal with it while being pregnant, though. I don't think I'd have nearly enjoyed it as much if I was further along. I wasn't pregnant when we first started planning the wedding (in Oct '09) but I was 2 months pregnant when we were married (Apr '10). After I was pregnant, the planning wasn't so much fun anymore, but most of it was done... And I did get hormonal on a couple vendors toward the end...
Sophia (That's my daughter's name, btw Love it!)- It's going to break my heart when my baby comes home telling me something like this. How sad. Like Taylor said, I think it's good to focus on all the new friends she's going to meet. It must be so sad for you and your daughter to go through that, though. My heart aches for you, Mama! I'm not looking forward to the first time my little girl gets her feelings hurt by a friend.
So I've been freaking out and I need some reassurance that I'm just being crazy...
Usually my blood sugars are about 100-120 through out the day. I've been eating a diabetic diet for a while now, but it's pretty consistently around there. My doctor has put me on insulin (6 units) at nighttime to get my fasting sugars below a hundred.
A couple days ago, she raised it to 8 units because it's still be over 100. But now since yesterday my sugars have all been between 79-89.. Just all of the sudden.
I scared this means I'm miscarrying... Cause the day after I had my daughter my sugars all went back to below 89... So now I'm worried that it means I'm not pregnant anymore.
I'm genuinely scared. I've been crying A LOT. My Mom and my husband tell me it's just that my sugars are under control, but I'd think it would have been gradual, not so sudden like that.
Thanks Holly and Taylor for the advice. I'll definitely talk to her again. She had a very long 4 hr nap, and after that seemed to feel much better. At least, she said she was gonna go to daycare tomorrow (except of course she really means Monday since it's the weekend now). This morning, she said she didn't even want to go to daycare. I think I also need to remember to give her time to process this situation and come to terms with it. I keep forgetting this is also a learning experience for her.
Anyways, after DD's swim class tomorrow am, we are going to Banff for the weekend. Sooooo looking forward to it - hope it's enough distraction as my 7w U/S is first thing Monday morning!
:bigarmhug: Cindy. Can you call your OB or midwife and talk to them about your concerns? I'm not really sure how fast they should go down. I've never had any experience with sugar levels. I don't know what the norm would be. Try to rest and be positive. Thinking of you!
Sophia- I dealt a lot with not fitting in when I was younger... and it hurt sometimes. I remember trying to fit in, but I am just cut from different cloth. What is ironic is that my son has latched onto this phrase, "you're not my friend" and he is only 3.5. It breaks my heart when I hear it because I know he learned it and is using it at school. He has no idea what that does to people and it makes me want to slap him when he says it.
My parents left me to fight my own battles through it, though I am sure it broke their heart. Just remind your DD that you love her and that it will all work out. I can't believe "clique-ishness" starts so young. I don't remember seeing it for the first time until 1st grade.
And while my three year old doesn't have to be friends with everyone, he does have to be friendly toward everyone.... especially the little people around him.
Cindy - My symptoms come and go and it may be due to fluctuating hormones. I am glad you got your sono moved up. Mine is set for June 28 and of course I think something is wrong... nausea subsided, energy back.... but I guess if I have miscarried I will find out soon enough. Does make it impossible to enjoy this pregnancy or plan for the future.
Actually, the daycare is pretty good, I don't think there's any cliquey behaviour going on, although all kids have their preferred friends. DD in fact plays with most if not all the preschoolers there and she is friends with most of them. The problem is that it's her "best" friend who made this statement, which is why it hurts her so much. If it was anybody else, I doubt she'd care. And DD's not exactly innocent, b/c she has made the same statement tons of times to me, DH and even gma when she gets upset. I don't know if her best friend said it to her b/c she's upset with DD or really does want to explore other friendships. So already, it's getting kind of complicated. While I was at first angry that anyone dare hurt my daughter, I realized that this is something she needs to learn to cope with, b/c of course we have all faced it one time or another. So I can only give her time to reflect and decide what to do, and give her guidance when I can. Thanks everyone for all the suggestions to help her.
Tiffany, you and I need to meet one day, clearly WE are cut from the same cloth. I grew up the same way, never really fitting in either. Also so that your DS and my DD can have a playdate together, they do really seem kinda similar personalities!
Anyways, Tiffany, I thought your nausea was going away b/c of the meds you're taking?? And of course once your body doesn't have to deal with the nausea then your energy will come back. Pls try to stay positive about your twins. I know June 28 can't come fast enough, and I pray it will be a good U/S.
Cindy, I don't really know anything about diabetes and I'm sure no dr, but it seems to me if you got more insulin, it would naturally lower your sugar level...and since the sugar in your blood is glucose, which is the smallest/simplest sugar compound, I would think increasing insulin would have an immediate impact ie lower your sugar levels immediately. I totally agree with Holly and try to stay positive. *hugs*
Sophia- I am trying to stay positive. I haven't taken any meds since yesterday morning and my MS has been awful. Anyway, I worry but I know we can handle anything after what we have been through. I am just so blessed that I have DS to keep me busy.
I work overnight in the hospital on Sunday night and I know where the ultrasound machine is. We might be able to see something via abdominal approach. There are a few ob-gyn residents who owe me a favor...
I'm a worrier and my vigilance pays off for my patients from time to time. I'll stay busy.
Lesli - I'm so sorry about your Gram that's so tough.
Vicky - Happy Birthday!!
Sophia - I'm sorry about DD. That has to be such a tough age for that sort of thing. Maybe take her to do something that she'll love and feel really special that she doesn't get to do a lot of?
Taylor - Everyone thought our wedding was "shotgun" because I went from not wanting to get married pregnant to getting married a couple months before our EDD. We were just too excited to wait and the planning (and $ it would cost) was so overwhelming we said we'll just do something small and do something bigger later as a renewal when we can afford things easier. We wanted to just do a super small ceremony but what we thought would be 10 people turned into 50 because our family said "oh you can't do that". I hope everything goes well for your wedding. Nothing ever goes 100% but it doesn't matter when you're marrying "the one". I hope your Dad can make it out. I wish I had some solid advice on the subject other then to say don't let other people run it too much and remember that the little things are really little.
I wasn't able to go to my BFFs birthday and I felt horrible. SHe totally understood as DH had a 16 hour day instead of the usual 12 because of traffic and got home late and we had no babysitter. I also found out we have a huge bill due in a couple weeks that got sent to the wrong place so we would have got it at the end of May had it been delivered properly. Thankfully we can do installments on whatever we can't pay now but like most people, more money stress was the last thing we needed. DH wants to get some "projects" done this weekend (a rare 2 day weekend for him) which Id on't mind I Just hate how it means another day of just me and DD. I love her to pieces but breaks or having him around helps so much. I'm going to just try to make use of the good weather and not let my hormones get the better of me. I want to take her to the craft store and get some (last minute!!) things to make a picture frame for DH for father's day. I've always loved the idea of kids making stuff for their parents.
Thanks all. I'm trying not to think about it too much. Either it's a really good thing because it means I have my sugars under control or a really bad thing cause it means I'm miscarrying...
I'm going to hope it's a really good thing.. I thought about calling my doctor, but it's so hard to get through to even the advice nurses. And what difference would it make if I'm miscarrying? They can't change anything, as sad as that is, and the advice nurses there don't do a very good job at putting my "fears at ease." My doctor is impossible to get a hold of, as I mentioned before.
I feel like it'd just cause me more stress, and I just don't want to deal with it. I'll wait until my u/s on Friday.. Hopefully I don't have any bleeding or anything before then.
Cindy - I hope not to offend... but if there is nothing your doctor can do about it over the weekend I would not try to get ahold of him/her anyhow. They get so little family time as it is. And nice as he may be, he has set things up on purpose to make it somewhat difficult to get ahold of. So, I think you are wise to just wait it out. Your ultrasound is right around the corner. I'm sorry he hired unhelpful nurses.
I am constantly worried about the same thing... after all we tried more than 2 years, spent thousands of dollars and went through countless procedures just to get pregnant this time. It is soo scary. I was working 80 hours a week during the first trimester with DS, so I hardly had time to think about what badness could happen. I know this probably doesn't alleviate your fears, but like you said, none of us have control over whether bean will stick or not and it is so frustrating!!
Mia Sorry you didn't make it to your BFF's party. I think we make it to 50% of the engagements we would like to due to pregnancy related issues. I feel terrible that you do not get more time with DH... mine is a huge help as well and I love having him around. It is one of the reasons I am a little selfishly excited that he may be a SAHD. My hormones are raging as well and there is no telling who will be my next victim.
Sophia I agree, we definitely should meet up! I am not a perfectly religious person, but the last few days have definitely made me more prayerful!! I'll be ok; I just need to vent on here to keep from spilling the beans to someone I am not ready to tell yet.
Cindy, my midwives are a nightmare to get ahold of. Even the nurses' line just rings and rings and then you leave a message and they NEVER call back. It's always an hour wait to get in with an appt, and the med techs are 50/50- there's no in between with them, either your tech is awesome or you add her name to your list of techs you want to ask never to see again.
But it's the same woman who delivered my son 2 years ago, I was one of her first patients and she just moved back to town. I can't even begin to explain how much I love my midwife. I was induced for pre-e and my labor was so quick, there was a different one on-call that I truly dislike and she'd told the nurses to call HER instead if that happened. . .she left a formal date to come deliver Brandon. She threw a blue gown over her evening dress and everything. She's amazing.
Okay story over. Cindy- I know a little about diabetes, almost everyone in both our families suffer from it. I'd say it was your sugar leveling out too.Do you feel less irritable and such? I know when my FIL gets his leveled out, he much less cranky to be around.
Tiffany- Did you have to do fertility treatments for your DS as well? I'm just curious. I have a friend going through infertility right now and I just don't ever know what to say. I didn't announce this pregnancy loudly on FB because I didn't want it to show up on her feed, honestly. Her and her husband are two people that deserve to be parents, they're an amazing Christian couple that actually live their faith. Her blog about it breaks my heart.