Baby D5! My 5th pregnancy, first journal.

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Baby D5! My 5th pregnancy, first journal.

6w, 2D

At 25 years old, I am pregnant with my fifth child. My journey to this point has been anything but easy. I was a married and divorced single mom by the age of 20. I was a remarried and widowed mother of 3 by the age of 23. Now, here I sit, 25 and remarried to my widower prince, and couldn't be happier. We also have a step-parent adoption in progress! All 7 of us will have the same last name!

That BFP is so dang pretty!

It is all starting to sink in that I am pregnant again and due before my last baby is a year old. Today, I haven't felt too bad. So funny how feeling good worries me half to death. This baby is so wanted and I am so scared I am going to lose it. DH doesn't get it. My mom has no idea I am pregnant again and I feel kinda alone in my fears. I was afraid of this the other 4 times, so I guess it is normal for me.

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6w, 3d

I have been intermittently nauseated today. My pants are already non-buttoning. Oh, and I am FATIGUED to the max.
DS1 had a soccer game today and DS2 threw an EPIC tantrum right as the 4th quarter was starting. He is 3 years old, so no shocker there. I ended up taking the younger 3 to the van to sit. DS2 screamed for about half an hour. At least 4 isn't so bad.

DS1's biological father signed the adoption papers yesterday. In GA, he has 10 days to change his mind. Our lawyer should be filing everything in 9 days!! I cried when I read the email saying that he had the signed papers in his hand. I have been waiting 6 YEARS for that moment. It was awesome!

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6w,6d

Is it possible to be feeling round ligament pains already? I seriously don't remember feeling this quite so early last time. Maybe it's the back to back pregnancies.
It felt like I was about to puke D5 up this morning. I dry heaved a lot. Thankfully my vitamins didn't come up or I would have had to take them again. The vitamins are 6 a day -- 2 in the morning, 2 at lunch time, 2 at night. Sometimes, I miss the lunch dose. They are "natural" and supposedly better than the prescription ones. I feel really good since I started them last Wednesday.

My parents will be here Friday. We plan on going out for a nice dinner with them so we can break our big news. I can then go Facebook public with the news. I need to add my ticker to my page.

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7w, 0d

I finally took my first belly pic. Most of that is leftover from Derek, but it is kinda firm.

Nothing going on today. I went to bed at 9:30 last night :eek:

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8w, 2d

So, I haven't been on in like a week. We had something like 13 viruses on the computer. Anyway, I had a doctor's appointment on Wednesday. I got dismissed from those other morons. I found an awesome midwife that will do parallel care for a home birth. Anyway, I go in, pee in a cup, and she is going over my last 4 births. I told her all about my last birth and she said that she will see me as long as I want. She also ordered an on the spot dating scan.

Baby was measuring a week behind. I am not worried because Derek was as well. The baby had an awesome heart beat of 160.
My parents were here all last week. 7 days straight. I am so exhausted.

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8w, 5d

:sing::jumpingbeans::thewave:

HERE'S TO MY 5,000th POST!!!!

Well, after 4.5 years around here, I finally got em. My crowns!!! :yahoo::yahoo:

Nothing really new on the pregnancy front. The first trimester is so boring that way.

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8W, 6D

The step parent adoption paperwork has been submitted.:eek: The kids could legally be Mark's as early as July around his birthday. The lawyer is filing everything Thursday. We will probably get a court date then too. Mark just needs a background check and that is all.

The pregnancy is still going awesome. I am super exhausted though.

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9w, 6d

I am so exhausted. And slightly queezy. I ate some leftover chicken from last night and that has really helped.
Had a great Mother's Day. Sunday is DH and my very first wedding anniversary. I love that man. I have 2 weeks until my next doctor's appointment. Hopefully, we will be able to hear the heartbeat with the doppler. Nothing else too exciting going on.

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10w, 5d

I had my first appointment with my home birth midwife. She is so awesome. I have been so worried about my water intake and thought for sure my urine would be that usual gross dark yellow color. Not today! Urine perfection. And the pH was 6. I wonder if the urine pH and gender theory will be true. I am already guessing boy and the alkaline urine supports that. Mark is still wanting to wait until the baby is born to know. I like to plan so that idea makes me crazy.
Beth also tried to find the heart beat with the doppler. No such luck yet. Hopefully, when I go to the MEDwife next Wednesday, she can find it. Or, give me another quick peak. Either one is cool with me.

Yesterday was my 1st wedding anniversary. We did a 145 mile motor cycle road trip to the North GA mountains. It was so awesome.
Here are some pics even though they don't really do it justice.

FOOOOOD

Year old frozen wedding cake. It really wasn't THAT bad.

I am so in love. I really think I will keep him Smile

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12w, 0d

I am 12 weeks today, so I figured finding the heartbeat would be no biggie. Well, she couldn't find it so that meant "Free picture" as she put it.
I am unsure what the heart rate was, but the baby was flipping and dancing so much that she couldn't even get it. The pics kinda suck because Baby wouldn't be still and smile for the camera.

And, I have only gained 2 pounds since last month!

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12w, 4d

I am so scared Sad
I woke up at 3am to use the bathroom just to discover I was bleeding. It was just a small amount, but still. I was also cramping a little. I did nothing strenuous yesterday to cause it. Dorothy made me spot too, so maybe it's a girl. I am really trying to stay positive, but there is nothing I can really do until Tuesday.
Why do these kinda things have to happen on holiday weekends?

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13w, 1d

Yahoo
Happy second trimester to me

:sing::thewave::jumpingbeans::wootjump:

In other news, We have a final hearing for the step parent adoption!!!

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13w, 6d
Today I had my nuchal translucency test. All went well. Baby was measuring EXACTLY 13w, 6days (Which is what I am today)
Nuchal translucency was 2.4mm, which I have been reading is in the normal range. Heart rate was 162. And we couldn't see between the legs or anything and the tech refused to use the...uhhh, magic wand aka dildo cam, so the pic I got SUCKS as usual. I felt like a pervert asking to get the sono vaginally. I am kinda jealous of you thin moms with awesome sono pics. I got one internally with DS1 at 15 weeks and it was amazing! You could actually make his face out.
*sigh* oh well. All in all, baby looks healthy.

My Rorschach inkblot test:

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16 weeks

I had a midwife appointment this monday and all was great. My uterus felt nice and firm and "perfect" for a 15 week, 5 day pregnancy.
Tomorrow, hopefully, I will have gender news to share. We go at 6pm for a gender peek.
Will be have a Daniel or Delilah?
:babydustpink::babydustblue:

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17 Weeks

At the beginning of the scan, I *thought* I saw 3 lines. But I was wrong.

He is beautiful. And I am excited.

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22w, 6d

Whew, it's been a crazy month. My dad died on July 8th due to septic shock due to prostate cancer. We were gone basically 3 weeks in a row. Almost a week in Cincinnati, and a week vacation, and lots of other stuff...
Anyway, They couldn't see Daniel's heart that great when I went for my 18 week anatomy scan, so we go in today at 11:30 for another look. I am not complaining.
Also, D1 and D2 started school yesterday. Dylan is in first grade and Devon is in pre-k. So crazy how old my kids/I am getting. Dorothy starts 3 day/week preschool on the 16th. If I remember, I will post sono pics later today.

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23 weeks, 5 days
*sigh* Yes, there is only 1 baby in there.

(Pic taken by my 6 year-old. How awesome is he?)

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So sorry for the loss of your Dad! That must've been tough *hugs*

How's baby doing?

xx

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35 WEEKS!

I had a 3d/4d scan done like 3 weeks ago and Daniel is most definitely still a boy. The rest of Summer and this Fall so far is a blur of taking kids to school and picking kids up from school as well as adding on to our house which has taken much longer than I think it should have. And potty training a 3 year-old. Whoever said potty training girls was easier has never met Dorothy.

I have all my birth supplies all in a basket, ready to go (Which could be as early as NEXT week :eek:)

My home visit from the midwife is Sunday at 2....

I am so NOT ready for this baby yet...lol

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35 WEEKS, 6 DAYS

I had my 36 week midwife home visit on 11/7.
* Baby is still LOA, just not engaged. I start going to the chiropractor tomorrow and then weekly until B Day to help line things up for him.
* My BP was fantastic. Being in your own home helps that.
* His heart rate was 134.
* I am measuring at 44cm, which is what I was at this point last time. I didn't get any bigger.
* All of my supplies look great.

After tomorrow, I can safely deliver at home. Being that Derek was born less than 11 months ago, I am doubting I will go into December (Though I could be just jinxing myself when I say that and end up going to 42 weeks or something crazy)

I am nesting like crazy!! We had some work done to the house and I have been wanting to tackle EVERYTHING that needs done (paint, moving furniture, major stuff.) We did get Derek into his own room finally since we will need the mini crib that he had been sleeping in that is in our room. Today, I raised the crib mattress, moved Derek's stuff into his dresser in his room, and got the box of little baby stuff out of the closet and sorted/put away. I also hung mini blinds in D1 and D2's room. I swear, I have a list.....
Also, my mom will be here Nov 21, which happens to be a full moon. She is staying for a week. Maybe Daniel will be born then, or wait until Nana leaves. I am kinda torn on which would be better...In one hand, she kinda gets on my nerves. And I know she would be saying all kinds of stupid s*it while I am birthing since I tend to be very vocal (OK, so I scream bloody murder. And, she is just negative and NOT what I need while my body needs positive reinforcement) Also, I loved having it just DH, the midwives, and I. On the other hand, my kids are all off school the whole week, and it would be awesome to have an extra set of hands there. Then, DH could take his week of FMLA off the following week. It would be nice to have 2 weeks of assistance. So, we shall see. One visit with the chiropractor last time made me have Derek the next morning.

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"Minx_Kristi" wrote:

So sorry for the loss of your Dad! That must've been tough *hugs*

How's baby doing?

xx

I knew he was going to die 2 years ago when he refused further testing and treatment for his very much elevated PSA (blood test for the likelihood of prostate cancer) I pretty much had anticipated and grieved during that 2 years. I was able to be there when he died, which was hard, but the actual loss wasn't as difficult as I thought it was going to be. I just feel horrible for my mom.

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40w, 1d

I have never been this pregnant!! I really have no signs of labor. Baby is head down, starting to lock into position, and all my vital stuff looks great. Now, I just wait. Working on the patience part.

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41weeks :eek:

I had a midwife appointment today. I am still pregnant. Urine looked good, BP was good, baby sounded good.
Really, that is all. Sporadic contractions but nothing too major. I am getting amused by all the "OMG, you aren't inducing??" people.