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So. What's going on? How are things? How are you feeling? Any general gripes, complaints, brags or excitement you want to share? This is the thread to do it!

AnnaRO's picture
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I am a little weird. My mind is totally consumed with the pregnancy and I kinda feel like the whole world should revolve around me and be as obsessed with my being pregnant as I am. LOL. Totally ridiculous I know, but its all I can think about. When I bend over to pick something up, I think about how I won't be able to do that soon enough. Stuff like that.

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I'm kind of the opposite - keep having to remind myself that I'm pregnant. I forget and then I either get really *****y or exhausted and then I think wth, this isn't me and then I remember! Work has been crazy for me the past few months so I don't have time to think about it much during the day, then my evenings are filled with the other 3 kids so I guess I just forget until I collapse at night or get frustrated with one of the other kids. And how is it that my pants already feel tight?

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Anna, I'm the same way...it's all I think about. I have a few friends at work who are pregnant too, so we talk about it all the time Smile
I had a horrible migraine last night, and of course that's when my body decides it's time to move from standard nausea to vomiting. Headaches + vomiting is no fun:rolleyes:

And my pants feel tight too...already busted out the belly band! Yay for bloating!

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So, today we went shopping at our Community Aid because Wed's are Family Days and everything is 50 percent off. Well, I found the BEST preggo shirt and can't wait until I'm big enough to wear it. It'll definitely be my errand day shirt! On it it says, Yes, they are all mine. As soon as I saw it, I picked it up! It's got to be my number one question asked, "Are they all yours???" I love it!

I should really figure out this picture posting thing because I want to be able to share pics each week of my belly. I'm not joking, but the second I found out I was pregnant, I looked pregnant. How did that happen? I must have NO abdominal muscles whatsoever anymore. And I'm curious to see what I've gained thus far, but I really don't think much at all. I started out at 113, but I tell you, this bloat is serious stuff!

Good thing we have a board here, Anna and Michelle to be able to talk all we want about our wee little ones growing inside our wombs! I know as soon as I found out I was on here just waiting for others to join so we could chit chat!!!

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Jessica--The shirt sounds cool! If you get photobucket working, you'll definitely have to post a pic.

So, silly story from the other day...my friend and I met before work to run/walk at the gym. It took me 5 minutes to get the stupid machine (which I've used multiple times) to start:rolleyes: All I needed to do was hit quick start but apparently my brain couldn't figure that out:)

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Love that shirt idea!! We used to get a lot of looks when I was growing up and I was the oldest of 5. To me that wasn't even a big family, but people are crazy.

The bloat is for real around here too!! I know I can't possibly be showing but I can NOT suck in my gut! I should weigh myself now before I get more bloated and before I start to gain weight seriously.

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hey everyone! I have heart burn like crazy...uh I hate heart burn! I'm trying to drink more water. I hate drinking water. I love my Mt Dew. I have cut it down to like a half a can a day! I drank 5 bottles of water today so I think I am doing good in that area. I got to go tomorrow to my obgyn to get some bloodwork done then I hope she schedule me my first appointment and get a more definite due date. My period in August was really weird and really short so my regular doctor said I could be further along than I thought. My periods are normally like 5-6 days and in August it started on the 3rd and was done the 5th. So she said it could be bleeding from implanting. So she said my due date could be anywhere from April 14-May 10.

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Hey everyone! Ugh I've got bloat too! Like, MAJOR! I tried to wear jeans today and I just couldn't. I came home in between errands and picking up my son from nursery school, and I had to change out of my jeans and into yoga pants lol. I don't know how I have this little stomach bump already, but it is blowing my mind. And my boobs are ridiculous also.

I had a weird scare this morning Sad So I tested and got a light positive on 9 DPO in the PM. At 10 DPO in the am I had a super sweet, dark line. It was beautiful. Then today, 11 DPO, I had another light line Sad I was fearing a chemical. It was only slightly darker than my 9 DPO test. I was skeptical though, because even the test line was thinner and stranger looking. So I took another three hours later and it's definitely darker than all of my tests so far! It's as dark as the control line. Woo!

I set up an appointment with a British doctor today so I can get a referral to a midwife and make an appointment sometime in the next few weeks. I'm excited about that. I'm American so I feel lucky I can still utilize British health care rather than go on our super sucky military base here. I also didn't use a midwife with my son, I used an OB, so I am excited for that!

When is everyone telling their other little ones about the new arrival?

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I don't think we are going to tell our kids until we tell the rest of the family sometime in October... they will not know how to keep a secret so we will have to be prepared for the world to know at that point! Although I seriously feel like the world is going to know soon anyway because I can't suck my gut in, yet can't stand to have pants buttoned so I'm wearing dresses to work with a little pooch. I don't mind except for the fact that I know it's not the baby pooching out at this point!

That's awesome that you will have access to the british healthcare system, Sarah! Hope you like your midwife. My first appointment and u/s are Sept. 24th. It can't come soon enough!

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Yeah, children tend to have active mouths lol. I told my son there's a baby in my belly (after he was running around with my pregnancy tests in his eyes, oh boy lol), but he doesn't get it. He said he has a baby in his belly too Smile Once my belly is big he will understand, because he knows what pregnant bellies are all about.

I can't wait to start seeing ultrasound pictures!!!!

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I think we'll wait until after our 11 wk appointment to be sure things are going ok (assuming I can hide it that long!). I had a M/C in March and DS knew about the baby already, so it's been hard to field questions from him about it.

Today was an insane day. I forgot to set my alarm so I woke up 10 minutes before I needed to be out the door. I have never gotten ready for work so fast in my life. Smile

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I am paranoid...with 2 m/c in one year, I am really trying my best to do everything right. Knowing already that I am pregnant, I still tested again yesterday. Paranoia just won over my common sense. I mean I have not gotten my MS and even if anything bad would happen, I know the test would still show a + due to lingering hormones. In any way, I am excited.

I am a little annoyed at DH, for not mentioning anything about the situation. When I told him he just smiled and has not addressed it (a week ago). I get it, he is afraid of us going through the whole process of a loss again and D&C ...but I am too. We won't be telling others until the first trimester is over. I just didn't think that included us not speaking about it! At the same time, I can't be thinking negative. We were TTC and have gotten that opportunity again, so I am just praying for HH9M.

With my 1st M/C, I had already told DS about having a sibling and he was all excited. He was 3 yrs old and after the M/C he remembered and asked me a few times about his "brother" in my belly. He would bring a baby rattle near my stomach. After a few months DS just forgot. The second m/c, I didn't tell him anything just in case anything went wrong. This time around he will also find out after the fist trimester, just in case the worst goes on. In the past two months or so, DS has been obsessed with babies. Every time he sees a baby he makes comments about how cute they are,and will start playing peek a boo with them. Last weekend we were at a department store and he saw a baby in a stroller. He tells me, "mommy we need one of that." Puzzled, I asked him what is it that we needed. He says, "We need a baby, we don't have a baby. I already told you, we need a baby for us." Yes, he left me speechless and with tears in my eyes. I just hugged him and after a few seconds told him that he was my baby. Hopefully he gets his wish

My back has been killing me, to the point were I kept on waking up, tossing, and turning all night for the past 3 nights Sad In the bright side, no nausea or :puke2: as in my previous pregnancies. I also feel really sluggish, and don't feel like doing anything.

I can't wait for my appt on the 18th Smile

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I'm sorry to hear about all of your losses Sad I personally have never had one, but for some reason I am very paranoid this pregnancy, whereas with my son I was not at all. I've had spotting since the day after I got my BFP, but it's literally like a spot here and there and when I wipe maybe twice a day. It's unnerving though Sad It's like a peach kind of color. I talked to the midwife on the phone about today when she called and she didn't seem too concerned, but it still freaks me out!

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Aurora, when was/is your appt today? Any news?

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"Khalastephie" wrote:

Aurora, when was/is your appt today? Any news?

I had my appt today. It went well, had a vag U/S and everything looked good. He prescribed me some Prometrium, since I have a history of miscarriages. My progesterone levels were not tested, but he prescribed it just in case my levels are low. So now I am on prenatal vitamins, extra 800 mcg of folic acid, DHA supplement, and the prometrium.

Here is a picture of my little one :woohoo:

Sticky Bean thoughts Smile

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Yay I scheduled my first appointment! It is next thursday the 26th!! So excited!

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My appt is Oct 2nd at my normal OB. I'm going there first to make sure there is only one baby in there (and that it has a heartbeat) before I go to my birth center appt on Oct 23rd. I don't want to do paperwork and contracts etc with the birth center if I don't have to.

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My first ultrasound is next thursday. They'll just be checking if it's ectopic. I'm not sure what they'll see at 5 weeks gestation.

We haven't scheduled our first midwife appointment. She wants to wait and see what the ultrasound shows.

If all is well, I'll have my midwife appt and have my iron and progesterone tested.
At the moment I'm using a progesterone rub every 3rd day.

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I still haven't heard from my midwife about a first appointment, but I did get a letter in the mail about my first ultrasound. It's schedule for Nov. 13th! My husband and I are antsy though so I think on Oct. 10 or 11 we are going to go to an independent ultrasound place for a scan. And shortly after I should have my first in home consultation with the midwife. I'm excited!

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I have to start calling around on Monday. The Dr that I had and absolutely loved isn't going to be in my network for insurance starting Jan 1st. So now I am on the search for a good dr and the best dr for a csection. I'm not sure when my first apt will be hopefully sometime in October.

We aren't telling family until we see each person in person. So it will be spread out and everyone gets to keep a secret until probably beginning/middle November. I have to find something creative to do with my boys to announce it

~Kim

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DH's family are descendents from pirates (i have no clue how they know that) but it's pretty cool.
We've got our first u/s pic which pretty much look like a black spot. So we're going to say "aye we give you the black spot" and hand them the u/s pic.

Also thinking of having the kids in shirts that say, "I'm the big sister" and "i'm the little big sister"

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