28 June 2009 Shared the news with anyone who will listen - 12W,0D 28 June 2009 New Siggy!
3 July 2009 12W 5D
15 July 2009 14W 3D; Midwife appt (Midwife was busy so the MA looked for heartrate); HB ~150bpm
27 July 2009 16W 1D; Baby movement detected
10 Aug 2009 Angie predicts girl??? Ultrasound countdown ticker...
Will it be Elizabeth or Matthew?
26 Aug 2009 20W 3D; US appt....
Today is also our 14th Wedding Anniversary!
27 Aug 2009 New siggy!
1 Sept 2009 Baby is wiggling like crazy! I don't remember Andrew moving this much, this early. Andrew set up the baby's organizer for his little sister.
2 Sept 2009 Baby didn't wiggle all day. I was starting to get really worried, but when I laid down for the evening she started moving full force again. I've got most of the baby gear I need now; today I washed some of the things I've gotten so far, and the liners from my old gear. I bought to baby "sleeping bags" and 2 dozen baby washcloths. On another note, the past week has been exciting for names - We're trying to decide between Katherine (Kate) and Elizabeth (Ellie). Just when I decide, daddy changes his mind again. He seems to prefer Elizabeth, though, so that's probably what we'll stick with.
3 Sept 2009 We have a name (for now ) :
I think all we still need as far as baby gear is the car seat, pump, pkg of gowns, and pkg of sleepers. We may trade in our playpen at ToysRUs this month, since they're having the big trade-in sale.
14 Oct 2009
I am just getting over a probable bout of H1N1 (I won't argue over seasonal vs. novel ), and stints with way more Class C meds than I ever intended to take during pregnancy, but after over 3 weeks of illness I finally feel good again.
Dental: I have an appt today to try (again) to fix a tooth I didn't want worked on during pregnancy. A filling, repaired filling, 2 x-rays, and a crack later, I may end up getting referred for a root canal today rather than my "temporary" crown (which means at least one MORE appt for the actual crown). I am SO beyond over this.
OB: My Midwife has gotten me a referrel to a VBAC'ing hospital but forgot to tell me when the app't is . Called in to remind her today so hopefully I'll hear from them during lunch!
18 Oct 2009
A comparison of me at 28W during my last pregnancy (2002) and now (2009):
Prior C-section 2003
Induction at 41W1D, cytotec, pitocin, AROM, dilation to 8cm after 2 days.
Uterine infection and failure to progress led to emergency C-section at 41W3d
DS 9lb 7oz
This time around (2010)
Gained 20lbs, rather than 40lbs
Trouble finding VBAC'ing facility; finally accepted as VBAC patient at 32 weeks, at a teaching hospital one hour from home.
DD 7lb 1oz
Zero days old:
One day old:
Two days old:
January 10 (due date)
11:30 pm Water broke with one big contraction. It actually felt like Kate kicked me hard at the top of my uterus - two strong jabs and I was doubled over. I took a quick, shallow, hot bath to relax my lower back/pelvic floor, and when I got out of the tub I thought I had a gush into the toilet, but wasn't sure. When I layed down, sure enough, another small-ish gush, stand up, nothing. Lay down, smallish gush. Woops - that's the water, then. I also had blood and while I was sure it was bloody show, I wasn't sure enough (blood can be a sign of uterine rupture - my brain loves to think of these things)
11:30-12:30am - Have to convince my DH that he really, REALLY does need to hurry, call his mother to let her know, etc. He's dawdling. Seriously. He wants to call the midwife to make sure. I told him I was sure. I'm periodically checking baby's heart with the doppler as we get stuff ready, to make sure the release of water hasn't made her fall on her cord. Heartrate ok.
January 11 12:30 am Drop Andrew off at MIL.
12:30-1:30 am Drive to El Paso - Cx are every 2-5 minutes apart and NOT fun to deal with while driving. I knew they wouldn't be.
1:30 Arrive at the hospital and get into Triage. They won't let DH into triage, no biggie, I thought.... Thank goodness they only have me in for 20 minutes. I managed one trip to the restroom before they realized my water had broken and after that they would not let me up the rest of the labor. I might add that for the past 5 months of pregnancy I haven't been able to urinate without leaning so slightly forward, so when they gave me a bedpan to urinate in I couldn't go. That didn't add to my comfort level. I was 4cm. I also started throwing up repeatedly about this time.
2:00 am Transferred to my own room, quicker than usual because baby's heart is decel'ing occasionally. They'd told us that Jason would be allowed back once I had my room - they lied. At this point they told him he could come in once we'd been set up (including AFTER my epi). He was LIVID. At this point I was in a lot of pain (I had the same thing happen at 4cm with Andrew - I couldn't deal with the pain anymore) and I just wanted Jason there, but couldn't vocalize it. Jason argued with the nurses for the next hour or two till they finally let him come back.
3-4:00 am At some point they finally let Jason come into my room. At this point I couldn't talk except in mono-syllabic phrases... He was unbelievably angry at the staff at this point but happy to see me. Late in this time I started having to push. I grunted at DH that he needed to tell someone. He said do what my body told me to do I said no, tell them, not supposed to push yet... I couldn't talk but I needed him to get them and let them know.
4:30 Epidural finally arrived. The guy was an ***, I won't even go there. After the epi, I was measured at 9.5 cm. Yikes.
4:30-5:00 I was so happy - I could talk again. I could think. I was so happy. I said, "I'm so happy! I can talk to my husband!" I asked when I was supposed to start pushing. Finally they told me to start.
5:30-ish I said, "My husband is never going to believe labor is hard after this". If I could have walked, I would have been 10 feet off the ground. I was that happy.
5:45 am After a bit of pushing, Kate arrived. Jason was very, very happy. He said he kept almost crying. After I had the epidural, I had no real pain at all. The hardest thing was trying to push when I couldn't much feel what I was trying to push. The OB helped a lot, though, and even gave me tips on when I was pushing the best (eyes opened or eyes closed, I wondered. Turned out, eyes closed!). I coughed once and it turned out that my body was better at coughing babies out than pushing, so the OB had me cough a few times. I think (but I'm not sure) that I actually coughed her head out. Wierd but true! I had a very small 1st degree tear and only required a couple stitches. The stitches cause me absolutely no problems, esp. compared to hem. issues.
After she was born, she was put on top of me for a minute. DH cut the cord (he hadn't intended to but the scissors were put in his hand and he was too out of it to resist). Then the peds checked her out and gave her back. I delivered the placenta so fast I didn't even realize I had. When I got Kate back, I was able to nurse her for quite awhile, she latched on well and nursed on both sides.
I've never been so happy, excited, exuberant, energetic... I felt great at that point. I had no idea at all that labor could go that smoothly. I had about 3 hours of truly unbearable pain and I think the main reason that was so bad was because I wasn't permitted to move at all; but I had no pitocin augmentation, no cervical ripening, no pain meds besides the epi for the last hour or so. I contracted regularly on my own every 2 minutes the entire time. When we started the VBAC the resident OB was cautious about my chances for success but as the night wore on she got more and more excited, herself. By the end she was as excited as I was, I think, and was so reassuring. I just honestly never thought birth could be like this.
Dh Mike 36
BFP: 5/9/09 13dpo
First appointment & U/S 5/26/09-We got to see the little baby. It looked like a grain of rice flashing away! It was an amazing experience to be able to see our little baby.
Morning sickness set in. I was throwing up every morning. Then it progressed to me throwing up every afternoon/evening and I would feel lousy in between. After about a week of that, I felt REALLY lousy and threw up most of the day every day for about 6 weeks. At about 15 weeks I stopped feeling so yucky all the time and only had bouts of sickness every now and then.
I first felt the baby move at 12 weeks. I was very surprised especially since I was not expecting to feel it for another month! The feeling was unmistakable, I knew imediately that I had felt the baby! A few weeks later I was able to feel the baby move about once a day. By 16 weeks I was feeling the baby move quite a lot. I could feel it especially when I laid down or was resting. At about 19 weeks, my DH could finally feel the baby move. It was a magical experience for both of us. Now we have been feeling the baby move and I am noticing a pattern. At 21 weeks I was able to see my belly move when the baby was moving. It made me laugh to see the undulation in my belly!
7 weeks: We only got paper copies of the ultra sound pics.
Our ultra sound was amazing. We got to see the baby moving, waving, turn from face up to face down and we got all of the measurements. Everything measured right on schedule except for the weight which they were estimating ahead. We decided not to find out the sex of the baby, much to DH's dismay.
4 weeks 4 days
My belly never changed or got bigger until I was 18 weeks. Then it just slightly got bigger. We didn't remember to take a belly pic until 20 weeks.
I think in this pic, my belly looks bigger than the 27 weeks. Maybe I ate a big dinner that night!
We have decided on names: Kelly if it is a boy and Kennedy if it is a girl.
Well, things have changed a bit with names. I am pretty sure we are going with Isabella for our girl name. We also decided on middle names: John (Boy, obviously) and Regan Eileen (Girl)
We have decided on a neutral theme for the nursery. Our bedding is called "Forest Friends" We think it is pretty cute for either a boy or a girl. Of course we can always change it once the baby comes!
Well we have changed our minds. We went with a jungle theme instead. It has brighter colors and cuter animals than the Forest Friends. We set up the nursery this week and it is SOOOO cute!
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BFP: 5/9/09 14&15DPO Weight at 14dpo: 128lbs, Weight at 9 weeks: 136 lbs. 11 weeks: 138 lbs. 15 weeks: 143 lbs. (I gained over 70 lbs with my first pregnancy so I am keeping track), I think I gained so much because Carly was 10lbs 1oz. My uterus is tipped so I think this is why I never measured ahead. I hope the baby isn't too much bigger.
Belly: 4.5 weeks & 7 weeks
11 & 13 weeks:
Belly at 35 weeks with daughter, Carly:
6/3 - ultrasound, yay!! heartbeat 160
6/11 - Appointment with midwife and doctor
7/14 - Appointment with midwife. heartbeat at 153
8/21 - big ultrasound, Its a boy!!!!
9/15 - midwife appointment
Last edited by Leslie487461; 09-14-2009 at 11:42 AM.
Okay, nervous, but reserving my space. My EDD is 25th January 2010
I am Rachel married to Brian,
(here's a pic from the weekend we conceived. lol)
and we have two great kiddos. Our daughter Brilee is 6, and our son Tucker is 4.
(being the goofballs that they are)
I am nervous and excited! I have been TTC for 2yrs, with 2 losses, and 2 months on clomid.
Here is my bfp from before the test had completely soaked up the urine.
and here it is after it dried
both at 11dpo.
HCG at 15dpo-740
HCG at 17dpo-1280
HCG at 21dpo-10,600!!!
u/s at 21dpo, showed one nice gestational sac, and one questionable one.
First appt: June 16th!!!: Its TWINS!!!!!!
2nd appt: July 14th: good heartrates, great blood pressure 114/66
3rd appt: aug 11: 2 heartbeats, good blood pressure
u/s appt: Sep 1: Twin boys!!
21wk appt: Sep 15: two heartbeats, gained 11 lbs since last appt! and measuring 26wks!
23wk appt: 2 heartbeats, one wiggly baby, and now measuring 29wks!
26wk appt: good heartbeats, good blood pressure, now measuring 34 weeks!
Here is a ticker.
Last edited by rachelrazzle; 10-30-2009 at 12:12 AM.