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    Default Baby #2 is due July 3rd!

    Well where do I start?
    Dh (Mike) and I have been ttc #2 since May 2002. I got a + hpt in August and M/C'd 6 days later. My dr told us to wait at least 1 cycle to ttc again. So we did and here we are, 1 month later and pg again due July 3rd, 2003. I tested 2 days after AF was due and the line was so dark. There was no mistaking it this time I can't believe I'm pg so soon. Dh and I wanted this so badly and I'm just hoping this pg goes full term.
    I'm so nervous about M/C'ing again. My dr reassured me that my chances of M/C'ing aren't any higher. So that is a huge relief. I still can't help but be a little nervous though.
    I have an U/S in 2 weeks to check to make sure all is ok. This pg is considered high risk because of all the complications I had with Sabrina ( placenta acreta & high blood pressure) So the dr is going to keep a closer eye on me to assure that all goes well. She said that she doesn't expect any complications, but would feel better if she could monitor me a little closer.
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    I woke up this morning and I'm spotting. YIKES!!! It's not like in August. It's pretty much brown and really light but I'm still scared and frustrated. With Sabrina, I spotted through my entire pregnancy and was a wreck the whole time. I'm going to call the dr when they open. I know there's nothing they can do but I should probably call just to let them know.

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    So I called the dr and of course they said there's nothing they can do. I should call them if I start to cramp and the bleeding gets heavier.
    The spotting has pretty much stopped but I'm still a complete mess. I'm hoping and praying that I can hold on to this pregnancy.

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    Yippeeeeeee, the spotting is completely gone. I'm so relieved!
    I've been feeling really tired the past couple of days. I'm ready to go back to bed and it's only 9:45 in the morning. I've also been a total crab lately too. I feel really bad for dh, he usually gets an earful when he comes home from work. Note to self, try to get a hold of my emotions and raging hormones. Try to be nicer to dh
    My pants are all starting to get really tight. I'm only 5 weeks pg. Let's hope I can at least stay out of my maternity clothes until I'm at least 8 weeks.

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    6 weeks and 1 day today....
    I woke up this morning feeling really sick. Yippeee! My nipples have also gotten really really big and my bb's are getting sore. So I'm finally starting to feel like maybe this is real
    I haven't really been too hungry. Actually I've found that I can't eat as much. I get full a lot quicker than before I got pg.
    I'm still having mixed emotions about having a 2nd baby. I wonder if anyone else feels this way when they get pg for the 2nd time. I'm so in love with dd, will I love the 2nd one as much? I know everyone thinks the same thing, but it really is a real fear to me.
    I also wonder if I can handle 2. Sabrina threw a major temper tantrum yesterday at the library. She was out of control. I wonder if she'll still be as fiesty and if I can handle her when the new baby comes. She's also out of control when I change her diaper. I feel like I'm on WWF sometimes. She screams and cries and does whatever she can to try to get away. Hopefully it will get better. Sometimes I get really discouraged and think I'm not doing as well of a job as I could be and it's my fault that dd is as fiesty as she is.
    Oh well, sorry to get off track! More later....

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    The nausea has kicked in!! I was up every couple of hours last night eating crackers and feeling miserable. Sabrina was up too. I think she's getting her eye teeth and she seems to be in a lot of pain, poor baby. So I had a very long night last night.
    A friend of mine recommended that I wear motion sickness bands for my morning sickness. She swore by them when she was pg with her 2 kids. So I went to the store this morning and got some. They're not very pretty but they seem to be working so far. I haven't felt sick all day. We'll see how it goes tonight. That's when I've been feeling it the most.
    I have an U/S scheduled for this coming Friday. I can't wait to see the baby's heartbeat...I'm so excited. I know it will calm my fears too

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    The motion sickness bands are working I haven't really felt too bad today. I did take them off when I took a shower this morning and about 1/2 hour later, I thought I was going to hurl!! So I layed down and put them back on. About 10 minutes later, I felt ok again.
    My appetite has completely diminished. I can barely stomach anything and get full really fast. That's totally opposite to how I was with Sabrina. I ate breakfast this morning and then managed to eat a banana for lunch and could barely stomach dinner. Hmmmm...not like me at all.
    5 more days till my U/S...I'm so excited

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    Soooooo tired....can barely stay awake until Sabrina naps....Zzzzzzzzz.
    I've been feeling really lousy the past few days, moody, tired, nautious, boobs are killing me. *sigh* I hope it goes away soon.
    Only 2 more days till I get my U/S. I'm so very excited.

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    Wahoooooo, I had my U/S and everything looks great! The technician couldn't find anything when she did the regular u/s so she had to do a vaginal. As soon as she did the vaginal, I could see the baby right away. It was such a HUGE relief! Mike couldn't go with me because he had to watch Sabrina. We couldn't find a sitter Anyway, I could see the heartbeat just fine and the tech said the baby looked like it's right on track and my due date is still July 3rd.
    I came home and the 1st thing Mike asked is if it was twins. LOL! He was so relieved when I told him no. He said he wouldn't know what he would have done with 2... Wuss
    So now I'm feeling so much better. I'm actually feeling pg and am not too paranoid about having another m/c. Now I just can't wait to feel the little one kick inside me.
    On the m/s note, I'm still feeling like crap. I haven't been able to eat much the past few days and have been sleeping as much as I can. I'm feeling it the most at night. sigh....I hope this ends soon. I don't remember feeling this bad with Sabrina but Mike says that I did. I guess I'll take his word for it.

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    The morning sickness seems to be easing up a bit. Thank goodness! I haven't been eating too much though. It seems that when I eat a big meal, I feel much more sick so I'm trying to eat small meals. I just not very hungry though. I'm still gaining weight eventhough I haven't been eating much. What's up with that?
    I just satisfied a huge craving....tuna fish sandwich with cucumber. YUMMY! It was so good. I've been wanting tuna for the past few days and finally went to the store today and got some. It was so worth the wait.
    Still super tired. I'm trying to nap when Sabrina naps. She's really been keeping me on my toes for the past few days. She didn't nap at all yesterday, URGH! She even played all morning at Gymboree, you'd think she'd be exhausted. Not my child, she must have gotten a 2nd wind from somewhere.
    I'm still scared about having the 2nd one.... is it going to be a ton more work? Am I up for the challenge? Will I love the 2nd one as much? Will Sabrina be jealous?
    Mike's grandparents told me a while ago that they thought it was unfair to Sabrina for us to have another child, that she will be pushed aside. They only have one child and Mike is also an only child. I know what they said is crazy, but they got in my head. That's probably why I have all these doubts. I wasn't an only child and I wasn't pushed aside. My parents loved me just as much as my sister and brother. I know I'm just worrying for nothing. Mike's grandparents are kookoo, I don't know why I listen to anything they say anyway. I should try to remember that she told me to put turpentine on Sabrina's thumb so she won't suck it anymore. Hello....isn't that poison?


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    OK, I have so much CM it's not even funny! I keep checking my pants to make sure it's not AF, LOL.
    I'm starting to feel much better. The m/s is pretty much gone. Still eating small meals.
    I had a dream the other night that I had the baby at 10 weeks but she was fine, really big as a matter of fact. It was a girl....I remember having a lot of girl dreams when I was pg with Sabrina too. Is it a sign? I really don't care if it's a girl or a boy. I'd be thrilled with either sex. As long as it is happy and healthy.

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    My dr called me tonight at 7:30. I knew as soon as I saw the caller ID it wasn't going to be good news. Why would she be calling me this late?
    Anyway, she was looking over my u/s results and told me that there is an abnormality with my u/s. There is 1cm of blood around the placenta sac, like a bubble. My heart went into my feet. I asked her what that meant and she just said it can increase my chance of m/c. I asked if there is anything I can do and she said no, she will feel much better once I get to the 12 week mark. She said that it is very small and many of these bubbles resolve themselves and a m/c never happens. She said it could have happened because I got pg so soon after I m/c'd in August.
    All I know is that I feel like a ton of bricks has just hit me and I'm so sad. She said not to worry. There is nothing that anyone can do at this point. Uh, that makes me feel better....not!
    Just needed to get this off my chest tonight.
    I told Mike and he looked incredibly sad. I cried and told him if I have another m/c, I can't do it again. I don't think I can go through the pain of losing another baby again.
    sigh....I'm praying tonight that I can make it another day, let alone another 4 weeks. I'm gonna be a basket case if I make it all the way to 40 weeks!

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    So the dr told me not to worry....I was up all night worrying. I even had a few bad dreams about m/c'ing. Mike feels really bad for me, he keeps telling me to try to stay positive but I just keep thinking the worst.
    I had a dream the other night that I had the baby at 10 weeks and it was a healthy girl. At 1st when it happened, I was thinking that maybe I'm having another girl. Now, last night I was thinking maybe I was having a premonition and I'll lose the baby at 10 weeks. I guess only time will tell...
    Just needed to vent a little this morning. I feel much better now.
    I'll feel even better once I reach the 12 week mark.
    I told Mike last night that I will only feel better once this kid is out of me, full grown, out of the house, with kids of it's own....ha ha ha!

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    It's been a few days....lots has been going on and I haven't had time to post.
    Mike left this morning to go to New York for a job interview. He's really excited about it but is still up in the air about moving to New York. That would be so drastic for us. I'm not sure how I feel about it. New York is such a huge city and expensive to live there. The weather is also a big factor for us too. I guess if they offer him the job, we'll have soem major thinking to do before he accepts it.
    All is well on the baby front. I'm feeling much better. The morning sickness is all but gone. I'm still really tired, but I can handle that. Thank goodness Sabrina is such a great sleeper. I have a dr appt next Wednesday. Hopefully she can answer my questions about the fluid attached to the sac and calm my fears a little. My tummy has started to pop a little. Not enough to wear maternity clothes, just enough to be in my fat clothes

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    Dh just called and told me that his job interview went really well and he thinks he's going to get the job in NYC. OK, that's fine and all, he knows I'll move wherever but he says he wants to live in the city and get rid of the cars. HELLO....What am I supposed to do with a 19 month old in the city? I told him I'd rather move to the suburbs and he said no. He's lost his mind!!! I don't think he realizes how hard it will be for me with a newborn and a 2 year old in the city.
    Just needed to vent!
    I'm feeling really good pg wise. Morning sickness is gone, my belly is expanding, still really tired, and my boobs are starting to ooze out of my bra. More later...

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    I have a dr appt today...hopefully all will be explained for me.
    I was spotting again yesterday. It's weird, it's not really like spotting. Nothing is on the tp when I wipe. It's more like a brown mucus discharge. I know, way tmi! i'm going to talk to the dr about it today. I'm not too worried about it, I spotted so much more when I was pg with Sabrina. I'm not cramping and there is no sign of red and it's only a little. It's still frustrating though.
    I'll post more later after my appointment
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    I had my dr's appointment on Wednesday and it was pretty uneventful. My dr did seem to be not worried at all about the fluid next to the amniotic sac. She said it should resolve itself and usually the threat of m/c goes down after 10 weeks. I'm 9 weeks 2 days today so only a few more days to go!
    She wants me to come back in for another appt in 2 weeks so she can hear the heartbeat. She didn't even try this time. She said it was too early.
    Thanksgiving was great. Mike was really ill after dinner though. I was terrified that I had given everyone food poisoning but nobody else got sick so I think he just had some kind of bug. He said everyone at his work has been sick, so I think he has the same thing. Whew!
    Sabrina was really well behaved too over the holiday. She was really friendly with my dad. Blew him kisses, had him read books, played on the floor with him. He seemed to really enjoy it too. I hope this means that she's finally getting over the stranger anxiety.

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    URGH, I feel like all I do lately is complain. I'm feeling like crap today, so is dh and Sabrina. I was up all night with a sore throat and couldn't sleep. Even tylenol wouldn't work. I thought maybe I was coming down with strep throat but I don't have a temperature. It's just my throat that hurts. I'm sure it's just a cold. I'm going to go get some throat lozenges today hopefully they will help.
    We're going to FL next week. I hope the whole family feels ok by then. I really hate to fly especially when I'm not feeling well.
    On the baby front. I'm feeling good. Still not much of an appetite though. My cravings are very different from when I was pg with Sabrina. With her, I craved fruit, salads, sweets, no meat. With this one, I want meat all the time. No fruit, sweets, carbs, just meat. Weird!!

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    I'm sooooooooo sick. Went to the dr today because I've had a sore throat and my ears have been killing me. Turns out I have an ear infection. No wonder babies have such a hard time with them. They hurt like heck! So now I'm on Amoxicillin and hopefully I'll be feeling better soon. I hope I don't give it to Sabrina especially with flying next week. It's already bad enough flying with her let alone if she's sick.
    I've also been feeling really nautious. Haven't been able to stomach anything today. Not sure why. I thought the m/s was gone. I guess not.

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    I'm finally starting to feel better again....Yippee!! I have a dr appointment today and I'm hoping to be able to hear the heartbeat. I'm 10 weeks, 4 days.

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    Had my dr appointment yesterday and got to hear the heartbeat for a second. Sabrina was with me and screamed the whole time. It was really hard to hear anything in the room. It took the dr a few minutes to find it, but she finally did. It sounded like a horse clip-clopping. So cute and exiting!
    I'm starting to feel much better. My mood swings are getting worse though. I feel so bad for dh. He usually gets everything taken out on him. He got so mad at me last night because I was just *****ing about everything and anything and was really mean to him. I need to try to be nicer to him. It's been tough lately though because he's been working late a lot and Sabrina isn't napping at all during the day. So by 6:00 when he gets home, I'm exhausted and crabby from not being able to rest all day. Sabrina is usually a total crab too because she didn't nap and is tired. I hope she naps today because I need a nap too

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    I'm back from FL and so happy. My inlaws were so mean to me. They had nothing nice to say to me, just snide comments here and there.

    We told them that I'm pregnant at dinner the 2nd night I was there and they pretty much all looked disgusted. No congrats to you....nothing. They pretty much blew it off and ignored what we had said. I thought maybe they didn't hear us at 1st. The only thing Mike's grandmother said (2 hours after we told them) was, "Well I guess I'm happy for you if you're happy". I could tell by the tone of her voice that she was mad.


    I was also looking at pictures in their house (both his mom's and grandparents) and noticed there was not one picture of me with Mike or Sabrina anywhere. There were a ton of pictures of Mike and Sabrina but none of us. You'd think he was a single father if you just went in their house. Now I usually wouldn't think anything of it but there used to be pictures of Mike and I from our wedding. And to top it off, not one picture was taken of me and Sabrina all weekend but they kept taking pictures of Mike and Sabrina. They also made a point the last night to have a picture taken of the whole family...without me in it. NICE!! Mike was disgusted. I was disgusted. I never want to see them again.

    On a good note though, Sabrina did awesome on the plane. It was a 5 hour plane ride each way. Everytime in the past when I've flown with her, she's been a nightmare (I'm sure you all remember my horror stories). This time she did great. Too bad she such a great flyer now, I won't be flying to Florida anymore with her though....ha ha ha.

    I'm 11 weeks 4 days pg and I was spotting a little bit last night. Got a little worried but it's gone today. I think it was from not drinking enough water and maybe stress too. Sabrina was jumping up and down on me the whole plane ride back from FL too so maybe that had something to do with it. Anyway, thank goodness it's gone.

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    One more day till I'm 12 weeks. Woopeeeeeee! I was in the worst mood last night. Dh has been working really late and driving me nuts. He leaves for work at 6:30 and doesn't come home till almost 6. That means he only gets to see Sabrina for 45 minutes. Well last night after he ate dinner, he decided to jump on the computer. I was so mad!! I started yelling at him and ended up leaving and going for a drive. I noticed that there was a full moon last night. Hmmmmmmm...I always go kookoo when there's a full moon. I ended up coming home about 10 minutes later and apologized for blowing up at him. I know he doesn't want to be gone for those long hours. I was just feeling overwhelmed and needed a break I guess.
    Anyway, I'm feeling fine. I was spotting for about a day but now it's gone. I can no longer wear my jeans. They still fit but they're a little uncomfortable. I hate bing in this in between stage. Nothing fits right now except sweats. I feel like such a slob. *sigh* I'll try to be more positive tomorrow.

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    12 weeks today and I'm feeling really good. The m/s is gone, still not feeling too hungry though but I am still craving meat. Mike came home late again last night. *sigh* I miss him. I feel like we never get to see him anymore. He has tomorrow off work. I'm looking forward to that.
    Dd is so cute. I told her there is a baby in my belly so every night she lifts up my shirt and says "baby" and kisses my belly. Too cute. I know she has no clue really but it is still really sweet.

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    I'm officially starting to feel really good I'm still tired and have to go to bed really early but other than that, I feel great. I haven't gotten my appetite yet. I'm sure it's coming soon though
    I've officially popped too. My belly has popped out. I can stil get into my regular clothes but loose clothes are so much more comfy. I tried on my maternity pants yesterday and they were huge on me. It's hard to believe I'm ever going to fit into them. I know I will, it's just weird to think of being that big again. So right now, I'm wearing sweats and overalls. This in-between stage is really tough. I have nothing to wear.


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    Sorry it's been a while since I posted. Christmas was really hectic and so much fun with Sabrina. She wasn't too sure of all the gifts Christmas morning but once I showed her how to rip them open, there was no stopping her. We had a blast!
    I'm feeling great. I'm not tired anymore and feeling really good. Still getting major mood swings. I need to work on that. All in all though, I feel good.
    I had a baby dream the other night and the baby was a girl. I had lots of girl dreams with Sabrina too so who knows. My dream was kindof sad though. I had my baby and she was perfect. All of our family came in and nobody cared about the baby because she was a girl. They all just pretty much ignored me and her and sat around talking like nothing had happened. I'm sure I dreamt that because they keep bugging me about it being a boy. Can't please them ever!

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    14 weeks 2 days...yippeee!!

    I've been having really weird cramping the past few nights. Nothing to be worried about just a lot of pressure down low. I don't remember feeling anything like this with dd. Last night I sneezed and felt like someone was ripping me open with a knife. It hurt so bad, kindof like when I would cough after I had my c-section with dd. If the cramping continues or gets worse, I'm going to call my dr. My boobs are also killing me. My nipples are so sore. They haven't really grown in the last month but they are just really sensitive and sore.

    I'm starting to get more of a belly. Still not enough for maternity pants. I'm feeling really fat and thick. I wish I would just pop out already. My wardrobe is all sweats now. Thank goodness I don't have to work out of the home, that is. I haven't stepped on a scale. I'm afraid to since I've gotten my appetite. I think I'll just wait until my next dr's appt and they can give me the wonderful weight gain total.

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    It feels like forever since I've been to my dr. My next appointment isn't until the 16th. That will be 5 weeks. I'm really hoping she'll schedule my u/s when I go. I'll be 16 weeks by that time. My belly is definately getting harder and has started to pop out. Still not in maternity clothes yet though.
    Still waiting to hear if we're moving to NY. Dh wants to try to hold out until the end of February maybe even mid March because he'll get his bonus from the job he's at right now but that would mean I'll be more than 5 months pg moving. Argh!!! I'm kindof stressed about the whole thing... finding a new dr that late, moving with a toddler 2 dogs and a cat, finding a new home...the list goes on and on and on. At least we'd have movers to come and pack and move everything so I wouldn't have to worry about that. I know I shouldn't stress about it now, we might not even move. I just wish this company would make up their mind and make an offer already!

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    I went and had a prenatal massage yesterday.......ahhhhhhhhh it felt so great.
    I'm feeling really good. I'm still really tired though. I've been cramping for the past few days. It feels like my c-section scar is stretching and it's pretty uncomfortable at times. It also feels like the baby is pressing down on my cervix. I know it's way too early for that, but that's what it feels like.
    Still craving meat, nothing else really.
    No news on the NY job for dh. It's really starting to irritate me. I wish they would just make up their minds!

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    My next prenatal appointment is this Thursday. I can't wait to hear the little peanut's heartbeat again. That sound always puts me at ease I'll be 16 weeks at my appointment. I'm hoping my dr will go ahead and give me my u/s orders. I can't believe I'm getting to that stage for the u/s. This pregnancy is flying by for me. I can't wait to find out what the sex of this baby is. Keeping my fingers crossed that he/she cooperates.
    I've got a little bit of a head cold. My nose is runny, head is pounding, sneezing, and I'm exhausted. It sucks feeling this way when I'm pg. I've taken tylenol but it doesn't seem to be helping.

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    Went for my dr appt today and I'm not too happy. I don't feel like explaining it all again so I'm just going to copy and paste the post from the July 2003 board. Here it is:
    I had my monthly appointment today. All is well with the baby & I got to hear the heartbeat.
    Well when I asked when I could schedule my u/s, my dr said I won't be getting an u/s. She said I've already had my routine u/s. WHAT? I had an ultrasound at 6 weeks because I had a miscarriage a month before and I was also spotting. When I had my u/s, the tech said she might not even be able to see anything because it was too early. Can someone please tell me how an u/s at 6 weeks is routine when you are spotting and have had previous complications?
    I told my dr that I wish she would have informed of this when I was 6 weeks pregnant and let me choose whether I wanted that to be my routine u/s or not. She looked at me like I was crazy and said that u/s was a necessity. So how is that routine???? She said now that they have determined there is a viable life in there, that there is no reason to do another. I asked what about deformities, etc. She said that is not routine anymore. WOW is all I could say. Am I being totally kookoo or does this sound wrong? Are my pregnancy hormones just getting the best of me?
    Dh says it doesn't matter. He says we'll just get the 4D u/s and pay for it if we can't get the routine one at 20 weeks. To me, it's the principle of it all and I'm just really annoyed by the whole thing, kwim?
    So that is that. It turns out that there are 2 dr's in my practice and they are splitting up their practice at the end of the month. The dr I saw today was the one I was going to stay with. But after my appointment, I changed my mind and I'm going to go with the other dr. Even if the other dr won't do another u/s, I still don't want to see the one I saw today. I think her views are wrong. I would feel much better at delivery if I knew there are no abnormalities, ie heart problems, cleft palate, growth problems. The other dr was the one that ordered my 6 week u/s and I remember her saying that she would schedule another one at 20 weeks. So hopefully when I see her in February, she'll schedule an appointment for an u/s for me especially when she hears all of my concerns.

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    Ok so here is the latest... (copied from my post on the July 2003 post)

    I told you I'm on a rampage.....
    I just talked to my insurance company and they told me that my Dr. is a nutbar (not in those words).
    They told me they would cover as many ultrasounds as needed. They said they do not consider a 6 week ultrasound to be routine. They said as long as she orders one, it will be covered. So I think she's just being stubborn and has an issue with me.
    So now I'm definately going to argue until I'm blue in the face for this one! Don't ever mess with a pissed off pregnant woman. She should know better! ha ha ha

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    I've been feeling a little better the past few days. Although I'm starting to get major heartburn in the evenings. That's almost worse than morning sickness. Sigh...the joys of pregnancy!
    I was in bed last night and I swear I felt the baby move. I'm not sure if I was sleeping though and dreamt I felt it. Either way, I think it was all in my head, I only felt it once. I didn't feel dd move until I was about 22 weeks pg.

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    Dh was so nice to me last night. I was craving something yummy and nothing at the house looked good so he went out to Carls Jr and got me some chili cheese fries. Yuuuuuummmmmmmyyyyy!
    There were so good. I felt really guilty after I ate them though. I know I didn't need them and didn't really have to have them either. I'm really going to try to eat healthy things when I'm hungry, especially late at night.
    Also, I finally broke out the maternity clothes. They still look too big but I'm so tired of wearing sweats and they are so much more comfy.
    I thought I felt a few flutters the other day too. It was really low in my pelvis and felt like butterflies in my stomach. I never had that with dd. Anyway, it only happened once so I'm not sure if it was the baby I was feeling or what. Pretty cool feeling though.

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    Woohooo, I'm finally feeling movement. I thought it was just gas but it's not. I've been feeling flutters for about a week now, kindof like butterflies in my stomach but down low where the baby is. It always happens after I drink or eat something. Last night, I had just had some icecream and was sitting with my hand on my tummy and felt a little thump. I put dh's hand on my tummy and and he felt it too. It was really light. Dh said it was probalby just gas but it didn't feel like it. It felt like a little kick and kept happening for about the next 20 minutes. It was the coolest feeling!
    I'm almost 18 weeks (tomorrow). Time is flying by. I'm praying that my dr cooperates at my next appointment and gives me the u/s. I don't know why I'm stressing over it so much. I'm going to get the 4D one if she won't order one.

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    OK, so I haven't really been feeling anymore movement. Just every once in a while. I'm over 18 weeks though and feeling great. I'm totally in maternity clothes now and feeling preggo. I love it!! the only thing I hate is that swim suit season is coming up and I keep seeing adds with skinny girls everywhere. It makes me feel like a whale. I know it's for a good cause though

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    So it's been a few days....
    I'm really starting to feel the baby rolling around inside me now. It's the best feeling!
    I have a dr appointment on Tuesday. I'm hoping to get my 20 week u/s sometime this week, if all goes well.
    I've been having the hardest time sleeping at night. I don't remember it being this bad with Sabrina. I can't get comfortable. I end up on my back or my belly and wake up because I'm either uncomfortable or can't breathe because I'm all stuffed up. I've tried the body pillow but it doesn't work for me. I'm such a wild sleeper, I don't just lay on one side. So for now, I'm up every hour trying to readjust. *sigh* I know my body is just preparing me for when the baby comes. It's no fun!
    Can't wait till Tuesday.....

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    I went to the dr yesterday and all is well. I got to hear the clip clopping heart beat. So neat, I couldn't ever get tired of that sound. My new dr thought that the old dr was a nutbar too about the u/s. She said that dr has always had a problem with ordering u/s, don't know why. She went ahead and gave me my u/s orders. She said she definately would order the u/s just to look at my placenta to make sure everything is ok, let alone the other stuff. So now I'm really excited I have my u/s scheduled for Monday the 17th at 4:00PM. YIPPEE!! Oh, and I also gained 7 pounds this month, yikes! I've gained a total of 11 pounds so far. My dr isn't concerned at all, she said that's a healthy total for how far along I am. Phew! I thought I was going to get yelled at.

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    Well I went and had my ultrasound yesterday and it looks like it's a boy...but the tech was kindof a ditz...she couldn't get a good enough look to be 100% sure. She spent almost 1/2 hour just looking for the sex for us. At 1st, she got like 5 or 6 good looks and said she was pretty certain it was a boy. I saw it too and there was no hot dog bun there. It looked nothing like Sabrina did. It was like a big sack with a pointy thing at the end Then at the end of the u/s she said she wanted to go back and take one more look and then she said she couldn't be sure because the baby wasn't cooperating and she couldn't replicate what she saw at the beginning. ARGH! She wanted to make sure what she was seeing wasn't the umbilical cord. So she put color on the screen to see where the blood was, indicating the umbilical cord, and there was no blood by what looked like the penis. So wouldn't that mean it was the penis? Anyway, we're going to get the 4d u/s to be sure I'm pretty much on cloud nine right now. There is nothing better than getting to see your little peanut before it's born.
    BTW, Sabrina was a nightmare for the sitter. The sitter said that as long as she didn't look at her or talk to her, she didn't cry. She looked traumatized when I got back, poor thing.


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    21 weeks today
    The baby is moving like crazy now and I'm loving it

    Mike and I have been talking about names. We have it narrowed down to about 5. We like: Bradley, Grant, Evan, Mitchell (for a middle name), Cameron, Mack, and Zachary. Of course the family is starting to give us their suggestions too which always drives me nuts. My sister suggested a couple of names the other day and got really offended because I told her I didn't like them. We even got in a little fight over it. I ended up telling her that if she liked the names so much then she should have another kid and name it that. Sheesh! We're still thinking of a girl's name too just in case the tech was wrong. So far we've decided on either Zoe or Jenna.

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    I think we decided on the name....Bradley Mitchell Inman. I think it has a nice ring to it If by some chance the tech was wrong and the baby ends up being a girl, then we will either name her Zoey or Jenna. We don't have a middle name picked out yet for a girl though.
    I feel like I'm getting sick again. I think it just keeps going around in my house. Today is Sabrina's last day of taking her antibiotics. I think I'm going to clean my entire house from top to bottom today and santize it really well. Get all the sickie germs out of here!
    Baby is kicking like crazy now. He likes to kick at night. He better get his days and nights figured out by the time he gets here though

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    Grrr, I am sick AGAIN!! This is like the 4th cold in 2 months. I am so tired of not feeling well. I'm going to ask my dr about it at my next visit. Mike is meeting with the guy from NY today. He says he's going to make his decision in the next few days...we'll see. So maybe I'll be moving to NY very soon. YIKES!!
    Nothing real new on the baby front. I did tp measurements the other day and measured at 9.5 squares. That's so weird, I haven't gone up at all in a while. I'm definately showing. I haven't been feeling him kick too much in the last day or 2. When I do, it's usually at night.

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    The baby is starting to kick up a storm again. I actually saw my tummy moving last night and dh has been able to feel him kicking a few times too.
    I have a dr appointment next Tuesday. I'm going to see if she'll give me another u/s. If not then I'm going to go ahead and schedule the 4d u/s.
    Mike is supposed to hear from the company in NY by Friday. I'm started to get really panicky and nervous about it. This month is going to be really busy if we do end up moving.

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    So dh got the call on Friday....it looks like we're moving to NY!! I can't believe it. They called and offered him the job. He told them he wanted a little more $$ and the guy said he'd let him know by Monday if he can get it. Mike said even if he can't get the $$, he still wants to take the job. Well, the guy ended up calling a few hours later and said he got him the extra $$. So we're going out there next week to look around to make sure it's where we want to be and to try to find some kind of temporary housing. Mike told the guy if all goes well, he'd like to start the new position by the beginning of April Holy Moly...do I have a lot to do before then.
    I'm pretty much freaking out about it. I knew this would be coming but it's all happening so fast. I have to find a dr asap, that's my biggest concern right now. When we go out there on Thursday, I'm hoping we can at least get a temporary place to live so I can find a dr in the area we're living.

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    So much has happened in the past week.
    Dh and I went to NY last weekend. My MIL came out to stay with Sabrina and they had a fabulous time. Sabrina didn't cry or ask for me at all. So weird, I thought for sure that she would be a mess without me. Here I was crying all night the night before we left and all the way to the airport worrying that my child would freak out without me and she was totally fine.
    So we have decided to move to NY. The next few weeks are going to be crazy here. Dh gave his current job his 2 week notice yesterday. We found an apartment in NJ right across from Manhattan so his commute will be minimal. We decided to rent for a year so we could do research on where we want to buy. Dh starts his new job on March 31st. So much to do before then and no time.
    I feel bad because we are going to be in limbo for Sabrina's birthday. We'll probably just put her birthday off for a week or 2. She'll never know the difference, right?
    The baby is doing great. Everything looks fine. He kicks up a storm all the time. I had a prenatal appointment last Tuesday. I gained another 4 pounds making my total 15.

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    Things are so hectic here. I don't know whether I'm coming or going half the time. I've been really busy trying to set up appointments with the movers, real estate agent, dogs vet, and my dr. I found a new obgyn in NJ. They weren't concerned with how far along I am. I have no idea aobut the dr I'm seeing. It's just a leap of faith at this point that this dr will be a good one. I basically had to just pick a name from the directory from my new insurance and I'm just hoping for the best.
    Mike leaves on the 30th. The movers are coming on the 31st and 1st oto move us. Sabrina, the dogs, and I will go to NY on the 6th (Sabrina's birhtday). Hopefully we'll be in our new apartment on the 7th.

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    We have leakage!!! My boobs were leaking like crazy this morning. Nice!! Everything else is going really well. The baby has been keeping me up at night kicking. I've also had a million things on my mind with moving. We have someone coming out today to take a 2nd look at the house. We're hoping they make an offer. Their realtor said they most likely will. Our house has only been on the market for 4 days. We had 5 couples come out and look at it yesterday. I'm thinking we might have put the selling price a little low, people are staying in the house for 45 minutes at a time. Obviously they must be interested, right? Can't really cry over the price now though. I'll be happy just to get it sold and to not have to worry about it when we move.

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    I'm back Well we've had a really busy past few weeks. We moved to NJ on the 1st of April. Sabrina, the dogs, the cat, and I drove out to Oklahoma City and met Mike there. He drove the rest of the way with us. I've been without a computer until now. things are slowly getting back to normal.
    I had my 1st OBGYN apointment last Thursday. My new dr is great. I felt totally comfortable with him from the start. That is such a huge relief for me. Baby is kicking like crazy still and my belly is getting huge. It's really hard to unpack with this belly in my way too. My ankles are starting to swell so I'm trying to take things a little slower. I have to do my glucose test tomorrow. Hopefully everything will be fine. I'll post more about how everything is going later

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