Did they roll back a day? Cause I was sure there were posts made today... Maybe I'm just crazy.
Did they roll back a day? Cause I was sure there were posts made today... Maybe I'm just crazy.
I'm a bit worried. I had frequent BH last night and thought nothing of it until I started cramping with them. I got it to stop by resting, hydrating, and peeing a lot. But I'm definitely going to bring it up at my appointment today.
ETA: MW was unconcerned and very reassuring. I'll have my next u/s at 28w, and it will be with MFM, which is what I wanted. For now I'm supposed to "just act like it's a normal pregnancy unless there's any bleeding." For now I feel much less concerned. I hope it lasts!
Virginia - Glad you got some reassurance. I hope you don't have any bleeding and progress normally. I really don't think we've got much in the way of tick-borne illnesses (I never talk to anyone about it at work, and I'm sure I'd hear about it at least occasionally if we did). I did find an article about how lyme is on the rise in our state, though. I still am generally convinced it's the start of MS, though. I hate that, but it's the only thing I've found that describes my symptoms to a T, and if this is my first flare and it's still active, it likely wouldn't show up on an MRI without contrast. So I'm going to push for an MRI with contrast when I see the next neurologist.
The hospital where my boys were born had all private delivery rooms and all private postpartum rooms. I really appreciated the privacy. The PP rooms are a floor above the delivery rooms, and when they take you up the elevator, there's a button for the dad or support person to push that plays lullaby music throughout the hospital... It brought tears to my eyes every time.
AFM - I am worse every day. :( I'm shaking like I have parkinson's... constantly. My arms and legs are dramatically weaker... I'm scared I'll be unable to walk soon at this rate. I hate it... So scared, and just want answers. I want a plan of action. My quality of life right now is the worst it has ever been. I literally feel like I'm dying and it is terrifying. I hate, hate, hate being a constant debbie downer. I think it's wearing on everyone, especially my parents. My DH is the eternal optimist and thinks everything will turn out just fine. He has been wonderful. I honestly think my parents believe I'm being a hypochondriac or suffering from severe anxiety that is causing psychosomatic symptoms. It's hard because no one else can feel what I'm feeling, and I look like my normal self... But ugh. I don't know what to do.
In better news, I've nearly weaned off of the BP med. I'm down to 50mg twice a day (from 200mg three times daily a few weeks ago!). I've been taking this dose for two days and so far my BP's look good. I hope I can get off of it soon. I've also decreased the zoloft again to 50mg, hoping that some of these symptoms were side effects of it, but I don't think so, because the symptoms continue to worsen. Blaaah.
Katie: GL with the new midwife practice!
Virginia: glad to hear your midwife didn't seem to think it was anything worth getting concerned over! I'd be on edge with every little thing too.
Mary: there really are no words to express how badly I feel that you're having to deal with this stress and seemingly random issues. The one thing that makes me lean towards the side of your optimist DH is that everything cropped up postpartum so hopefully it's all somehow related to that and ONLY that. As always Ps and Ts for you :vibes: PS I think you may need to invest in a bubble for Calvin!
Hey everyone else :) My kids got back from their week with grandma and grandpa last night and they are both so incredibly spoiled and out of regular habits...sigh! And they weren't that excited to see me, more so DH. I think they are both still struggling with the baby being here, especially Dane. Hopefully we'll get into a groove this week and they'll see they haven't been "replaced". Hudson would not wake up to eat last night so he went from 11:30 to 5:30 without eating. That'd be great except he is still about 6 oz down from birth weight so I need him to put that back on ASAP.
Mary - I hope your DH is right. And I really hope things start to improve for you soon. :bighug:
Virginia - that's great news from your MW - sounds like you can relax for now and try to enjoy pregnancy. I hope things continue smoothly.
Ashley - GL adjusting. I imagine if/when we have #3 Rory will take it hard. He is very used to being the baby. Yay for some sleep but it's too bad he could put on the weight then sleep so you could relax :)
Mary - I'm so sorry, I wish things would just turn around for you already. I'm hoping your DH is right!
AFM - nice weekend here. The weather yesterday was beautiful and we hit the farmer's market then played outside. Today we played out in the morning but it was raining by mid afternoon. Boo to that. I'm so sick of the rain! Tomorrow I'm having dinner with a friend and Thursday DH and I are going out to see an author talk (Neil Gaiman if you're interested...). It should be a fun date night! We haven't had one since...err...September LOL We made plans to go see Wait Wait Don't Tell Me life in August too (it's a radio show on NPR). It will be two dates this summer. Getting crazy ;) Hope everyone had a good Father's Day!
Ashley - It is tough getting the kids to adjust when coming home from grandma and grandpa's house, even my 14 year old (who you'd think would know better) acts out when they have to follow our house rules after being with the grandparents.
Hope that Hudson starts putting on some weight.
Mary - Hope you find some answers soon.
Katie - We enjoyed the nice weather on the weekend too. My DH would be really jealous of you going to see Neil Gaiman, pretty sure Gaiman is one of his inspriations for wanting to write.
My DH is starting his 3rd pass (I think) of his novel, I am reading the previous one and it's not bad, quite entertaining but does still need work. He's had some people read and critique it and all people seem to agree it's entertaining, well written, the plot is complete, but he needs to develop his main view point more.
His blog is here if you want to see what he's up to.
Id of an Aspiring Writer
Our weekend was fun Saturday we did our usual errands, dog school then groceries. After the grocery store I finished planting my vegetable garden, yeah a bit late. I did get a deal on the plants though. :) We then went to my parents and DH and I cooked dinner for my dad for an early fathers day. My mom took care of the girls after we left and we went to see Man of Steel, it was ok but nothing fantastic.
Sunday we picked up the girls and went to Wonderland, after that we went to my parents again for dinner, this time my mom cooked it.
I am not sure how many of you have android phones, I got an invite from my BIL for a game called Ingress, its an augmented reality game, pretty cool though takes a bit of time and lots of walking around to play properly but still neat.
Ohh I will totally check it out! I've been on a Gaiman rip - I read American Gods which probably now ranks among my favorites ever, for me it was just that good. Then in the last 2 weeks I've read Stardust, Neverwhere, Coraline (youth book) and Anansi Boys. LOVED Neverwhere and Stardust really liked Anansi boys. Now I'm reading the novel he wrote with Terry Pratchett. A few cyber reviewer friends who got an early edition of Oceans have said they like it as well or better than American Gods so I'm eager to get it - but will wait for my paid for copy that comes with the ticket Thursday :) I'll read your DH's blog though! CompuServe has a really nice forum for writers and readers. Diana Gabaldon hangs out there (got her start there) and there are a lot of folks that read and review. I don't write, I have no talent, but I like to lurk for book reviews and to catch up with DG and Outlander info (as I'm addicted to that series too...)
Holy miserable work day....ugh....some days would have been better spent in bed!
My cousin just announced her pregnancy on fb. I was one of the few who know about it because she asked for some of my maternity clothes. It was an oops... She was on nuvaring and it failed. Anyway, I'm actually super happy for her. I love having a bunch of new babies in the family for my kiddos to play with. But I couldn't help noticing that her EDD was my EDD with my m/c. Blaaahhh... Just sorta made me relive that crappy experience for a moment.
10 days till I see the second neurologist. I wish my appointment had been sooner. I can't believe that this was my original appointment... Had I not found the other neurologist, I wouldn't have even had the two MRI's yet. Unbelievable. Not that the MRI's really gave me any answers at all, but you know, it's nice to have them done.
Amanda - sounds like a great weekend.
Katie - I'm a Terry Pratchett fan (especially when I need to destress) and have been thinking of trying a few Neil Gaiman books. Where would you start, since you're the expert?
AFM: fantastic news! We aren't moving this summer! :yahoo: The previa feels so much more manageable now.
busy/fun weekend. We took the boys on an overnight mini vacation with my ILs. They were amazing for the two 3 hours drives and the two meals out (we rarely eat out, it was Oliver's 2nd+3rd time ever). The hotel... well... the older boys did great. Oliver was a disaster. We stopped going away from how overnight after Christmas because he would only sleep if he were on top of me (ouch) and only for short periods of time and liked to nurse constantly. I hoped after 6 months it would be better. He fell asleep nursing (weaning is going great, can't you tell :doh:) but only slept 90min then was up for more than half the night and only fell asleep again after 30+ minutes in the car, woke when brought inside, and fell asleep again on top of me, nursing. Not so much fun, especially 5 months pregnant. Somehow we made it through the 2nd day of the trip and he slept well last night, but... ugh. He sleep so well at home, how can he be such a disaster away from home?