One more question. I know that I will never be able to trust the tubal again regardless of what the doctor says. I am sure I will be testing every month just to be sure. Where do you all buy "internet cheapy" PT? I am sure if I need to take one every month for the next 15 or so years (I have never be the type to be able to just wait for AF to show) it is going to get expensive. Might as well buy them in bulk.
Jina, I know it's been forever since you posted pics of the nursery but I never got around to commenting before now...I love the colors and your choices so far. Love, love the rug!
Sorry your weren't happy with the u/s as far as what you could see of baby. Glad it was all good news though. I hope he turns for you before it gets to be a concern. Obviously there is still time but hoping it doesn't become an issue. Not sure I've seen you say much about the kind of birth you want. Have you thought much on it yet?
Alyssa, happy 20 weeks!
I saw your post over on Birthing Naturally...I lurk there a lot but don't post often. I'm undecided if I'll get active over there or not for this birth. Maybe once I'm more confident. I've had 2 unmedicated, what I would call natural births, in the hospital. I always hated the thought of that needle in my back so an epi was less attractive to me than the pain of birth. I wasn't afraid of it though for some crazy reason so no meds was a natural choice for me. I know you can do it...I'm not very hippy but I think releasing the fear of birth and getting in the right mindset is the biggest part of having a successful natural natural birth. I tried to do Bradley classes with DS1 but since he came so early I only made it to 3 of the 12 classes before he was born. I just went in thinking I can and will do this and I did. Caveat here...it's not some big "I did it and feel empowered" accomplishment for me it just is truly the most comfortable option to me...I know I would hate the feeling of being immobilized from an epi and I love being able to get up right after and have really quick recovery. Anyway, hope you don't mind my two cents
Jess, how exciting you are feeling maybe movements...I had that from about 18 to 20/21 weeks with DS1 at which point I finally knew for sure that was what I had been feeling. I bet soon you'll know for sure and be able to say oh yeah those were the baby! Yay! I absolutely love that part.
AFM, the nausea is getting bad, I still hesitate to say it's as bad as previous pregnancies but it's been really amping up the past couple of days. Maybe just taking longer to get bad with this one. Although still not vomiting as much, just has been a few times in the morning. In the past it has been every morning and sometimes throughout the day too. I have reached the point where I have a terrible taste in my mouth constantly... Having to swallow my own saliva makes me gag and no food seems appetizing but I have to eat almost constantly to curb the nausea. I'm gaining weight by the ton.
You would think that would be reassuring and I've been positive up until yesterday when "TMI warning" I've been a bit backed up and finally a good pooh but it was a bit erm...difficult. After I wiped and had the tiniest bit of pink discharge definitely from the vag area. It pretty much immediately went away but I still can't help but be a bit on edge b/c that is how the last m/c started. Although once it started it never stopped and just progressed from there. But then it's easy to convince myself it stopped b/c I'm on progesterone this time and that is holding off the increase in discharge. IDK, can't wait til my 10 week u/s the Monday after Thanksgiving. Should come fast since I'm busy at work and with holiday plans. Ok this is a total book...sorry about that and thanks for reading if you got this far . Clearly I have to update more often
Lynn, as far as birthing naturally (I know this wasn't directed at me, but..I'm butting in), I'd be SUPER scared. I'm definitely on board with an epi - I can't handle pain very well. I told my mom that I'm getting an epi and then the baby is just gonna magically appear. I won't need to push and I won't need to have a c-section. That's my birth plan. LOL As far as movement, I'm rather on the fence about what's going on down there. The things that I think could be baby - they're higher up than the heartbeat. Which would make sense, because obviously the legs aren't in the same position as the heartbeat. But, I can feel where my uterus is and it's higher than my uterus, and I don't think I can feel the baby that high. That said, there's been about three times, over the past few weeks that I've felt something down lower, in the spot my uterus is. So maybe that's baby. I'm not sure but I'm not getting excited yet because it's nothing consistent.
I'm sorry about the nausea, we can be throw-up friends! LOL I hope you start feeling better quick, it's been really hard to just accept the fact that I'm gonna be sick everyday...but hopefully you won't be like that. And, I wouldn't worry too much about the pink spotting. I've asked my doc about being backed up (Zofran, on top of pregnancy constipation ...realllly backs me up), and sometimes just the pressure of pushing or stuff moving that's too big (I know that's TMI) can rip something. I know it'd seem like the pink would come out the other end but she said not always.
AFM, I was HUMILIATED last night. Sheesh. Okay, this is way TMI, so...stop reading now if you need too!
Okayyyy, you asked for it. DH and I got a little frisky last night after he ate. So, we were in the bedroom and as we're doing it, I can feel myself getting ready to hurl, but I thought I could hold it. Then suddenly it came up. I put my hands on DH's arms and pushed (he's a big guy, there's no way in hell I could have actually moved him), but he backs up and I leaned over the side of the bed and puked up my dinner.
OMG. What a way to spoil an evening. DH has seen me puke 1000 times, it doesn't bother him. After making sure I was okay, he just kept right on going. But I was definitely not in the mood anymore...lol.
Oh no, that would be awful! I'm not sure I would be humiliated b/c I just don't get embarrased too easily around DH...we've been together awhile. But it would definitely kill the mood and ruin the evening. Hope that was just a one time experience b/c that is too many times already.
I hope you get an easy birth but I don't know about the magically appearing. I've read a lot of birth stories and have not come accross one with that experience yet, but you never know.
Bonita, I'm glad the test came back positive and you can finally get some answers. If your tubes have healed themselves what will you do? Will you get them re-tied or start actively TTC? As for ICs. I've had tons of luck with Early Pregnancy Tests.com tests and Wondfos from Amazon. Personally, I like the Wondfos better because they are more sensitive and cheaper. I actually have some left (HPTs and OPKs) and would be more than happy to send them to you. They expire in one year and I doubt I'll be TTC again so soon!
Jessica, omgosh, I'm so sorry that happened to you! I'm sure it was mortifying! Good thing it didn't seem to bother your DH!
Lynn, Thanks! Our nursery is coming along slowly but surely. I hope he turns too because I really really don't want a c section. I want the kind of birth with lots o drugs! LOL JK. Sorta. I honestly haven't really thought about it very much. I have a private childbirth/newborn consultation in January, a month before my due date. Hopefully I'll be better informed after that!
I'm sorry the nausea is so bad but it's kind of reassuring, right? I know I welcomed all the vomiting and nausea. I was hugging the toilet in my first trimester miserable but HAPPY! lol I was all bring on the sickness! Heck Yeah!
Eeek! I'm sure it was really hard to see a bit of pink but I'm positive it was from the hard BM. I wouldn't worry too much though I know it's hard not to. I can't wait to hear all about your u/s!!
Alissa, How are you? Happy 20 weeks and 1 day!! OMGosh, your a/s is less than a week away!! AHHHHHHH!!!!
AFM, I passed the glucose test but it turns out that I'm still anemic so I have to start taking iron supplements. Ugh! Nooooo! I haven't picked up the prescription yet and I'm going to put it off as long as I can because I don't want to be constipated all the time. lol I guess I'll have to up my stool softener dosage. ~sigh~
I can't believe Thanksgiving is next week. We leave for our babymoon in one week! Yikes! I feel like time is speeding up and I don't like it. I need to start getting ready for our trip. I also need to start thinking about Christmas and I just don't have the energy! All I want to do is curl up in bed and read books or watch tv until baby comes. LOL