Jessica, I hope you are feeling much better today and had a nice weekend with your DH. Yay! How exciting! I hope you have tons of fun at your shower!
Alissa, I hope you had a wonderful time at the dinner. I bet you looked really cute!
AFM, I have another u/s this afternoon and hopefully Baby Boy has put on some weight! I've been binge eating all weekend (so much that I threw up a few times...) trying to fatten him up! I guess my OB wants to induce if he hasn't grown because she's afraid there might be a reason for growth restriction. If that's the case, then he's better off out than in. She's happy with my weight gain. I've put on 20 lbs. so far and I think I'm on track to gain the recommended 25 lbs. I think Baby Boy is just a smaller baby...I'm 5' 4'' and before all these pregnancies and miscarriages, I weighed about a hundred lbs. Hubby is average for a guy at 6' and under 200 lbs. So, yeah, I don't think I'll be having a huge baby...I don't know...this whole thing is stressing me out a bit. I'll KUP!
I hope you guys have a good day...I'll check back in later this afternoon!
Jina, when was your last u/s prior to the one last week? Didn't you have a later one like after 30 wks? What did baby measure then? This seems a little ... out of the blue to me. Everything I read said IUGR is classified as baby measuring at 10th percentile or below. So while your little one is on the lower side doesn't sound too small to me. Also, doesn't seem you are having or have had any other indicators...anything like sluggish or decreased movement from baby, low amniotic fluid, a trend of slow or no growth? It's important to trust and listen to your doctor but I would also be very leary of rushing to an induction at 37ish weeks if it is not absolutely necessary. It could very well mean the difference b/w a horrible birth experience potentially resulting in c/s vs a much better experience if you wait for baby's timing. I obviously am not doctor and don't have a medical background but it sounds a bit like a rush to a diagnosis here. I'm getting the little warning lights going off from your previous post but it could also be that you shared a very condensed version and I just don't have all the details. Good luck today...I hope you get good information so you can be comfortable with whatever you are faced with.
Lynn! How are you, love? When do you find out if you're team pink or team blue (or are you finding out?) Eeee, 17 weeks already! You are just cruising through this pregnancy!
Jina - Definitely update us after your u/s. I have everything crossed that your binge eating this weekend resulted in baby boy packing on enough ounces that your dr is satisfied. But the good news is that even if you do get induced this week, I have every confidence that your little sweetie will be 100% a-ok. T was born right at 37 weeks (his choice, not mine, LOL) and he was as healthy as a horse, so if your dr decides it's better to do it now, I'm sure he will be totally fine too. I do agree with Lynn that being induced may mean more medical interventions (being put on pitocin seemed to be when things started to go a little bit wrong with T's birth), but either way I'm sure that you and Baby Boy will be fine. I can't believe that you are so close to having that baby that it could be THIS WEEK.
Jessica - I laughed about your "custom" underwear. Too freaking funny! Hey, you gotta do what you gotta do, right? I kind of wish that I could cut the elastic out of some of my pairs of maternity pants. They are left over from when I was pregnant with T, and I do NOT know what I was thinking that pregnancy! Maybe I'm just carrying this guy a bit differently, but all of my leftover maternity pants have low elastic waists that are supposed to sit beneath your belly, or partial panels that go about halfway up your belly. OMG - they are the WORST!!!!! They roll down and rub me weird every time I sit down. Ugh ugh ugh. I have one pair of jeans and a couple of skirts that I bought this time around, and those all have the full belly panels that come up basically to your boobs, and those are a zillion times more comfortable - they actually stay put instead of fighting against gravity. I would seriously cut out the elastic in every single pair of maternity pants I have from the first pregnancy if I thought they would stay up without the elastic, but there is no way. They are loose everywhere except that stupid elastic band.
AFM - Had a really nice time at the restaurant on Saturday. Since it was DH's birthday, I decided to relax a little about the carb thing. Not too much - I still ate a GD style dinner (skipped the bread, got salad instead of a carby soup, loaded up on veggies and meat and ate a very small portion of pasta, but then I had two bites of creme brulee, and two bites of chocolate torte. I thought I was okay with it, just this once since it was his birthday, but then I got really freaked out later wondering how high my blood sugar was going to go. My goal is to keep it below 120, and I was having nightmares of seeing it go up to 260 or something. When I tested my blood, it was 121! I was soooo freaking relieved. I guess I over compensated at dinner so that I could eat my four bites of dessert. LOL Dinner was YUMMY too. They started with a little appetizer of crab and candied ginger, and bread and crackers with butter, a sort of cranberry sauce/jam and beef pate. Then you had your choice of soup or salad (the soup was super good - I tried it - but it was a bean soup which is carby) and then an "intermezzo" of lemon sorbet. Then we had our main course. DH had bison short ribs in a sour cherry reduction sauce with fingerling potatoes and veggies. I had trout in this amazing sauce - white wine, butter, garlic, shallots - with pasta tossed in the same sauce and veggies. And then we got dessert - I got creme brulee, and DH got chocolate torte. It was an AWESOME dinner, and we had a really nice time, despite the fact that the Denver Broncos had just lost the playoffs in double overtime.
Have to go for now, but will be back later to check in and hear about Jina's u/s. Hope you all have a nice week!
Jina, fingers crossed on your u/s. You must fill us in asap! Err...you know, when you get time..LOL
Alissa, all that food sounds sooo yummy! I think I *might* have found a way around the upset stomach for me. I have to take meds still, but if I eat all the time, I'm usually okay. Haha. I mean like, constantly eating but not a whole bunch at once. Last night I made breakfast for dinner. Sooo... *sigh* this is so horrible: I made bacon, then cooked the hashbrowns in the bacon grease, then cooked the eggs in the remainder of the grease. All this grease and I'm not supposed to eat any! I had a big plate, but gave it to DH when I realized what a doof I was. I was hungry, but figured it was better to be hungry than to be in pain. And I wasn't starving as I had eaten throughout most of the day. Today, I stopped and got Mexican on the way home. I could definitely keep eating, but I stopped. Hopefully my stomach won't bother me. I'm glad you got to try dessert and can I just say you must have awesome willpower to only try two bites? I think I would have been like...oh f it, this is a one off - and eaten BOTH desserts! LOL
AFM, well, I'm officially sick. I made it through work today in a good mood, but I think I'm just delirious from lack of sleep. I got a whole hour last night. Everytime I'd start to fall asleep, the dog would bark. Or the baby would kick. Or my nose would run like crazy. Or I'd have to pee. Or or or or or....I fell asleep around 230am and had to get up at 330 (which ended up being closer to 4). Everyone keeps telling me that this is the time my body is preparing for no sleep with the baby when she comes. I say BS. I'll learn how to not sleep WHEN the baby gets here, doing this crap beforehand sucks. THEN, right before I was about to leave work, three really really really really stupid things were said to me by 3 different people. The first two I just shook my head, but the last one I just stared at when he offered up his excuse to my question. Then I snapped at him, "What kind of answer is that? Clearly 26 divided by 2 is 13, NOT 42. Don't give me excuses to your stupidity." It's a long story, but...he over ordered and he was clearly told how many to bring in. And then I called him stupid. LOL Oh well. I actually found out that this same guy is the dad of someone who just had her baby that I know. Does that make sense? I didn't know he was the dad and as much as she bad mouths him, it just makes me not like him that much more. He's not much of a dad, he won't even pay child support.
Anyway, I'm gonna go lay my sick butt down and try to catch up on some sleep. I'll be back later to check on Jina's u/s. Hope you ladies are doing well.
Lynn, hi!! Miss you around here and can't believe you are 17 weeks already! I'm with Alissa, can't wait til your anatomy scan. Are you going to find out the gender or wait?
I had a 4d ultrasound at 28 weeks and Baby Boy was measuring right on target. I guess My OB is concerned that I'm almost 37 weeks and Baby Boy is measuring 31/32 weeks. Plus, I have a blood clotting issue and she just wants to be on the safe side. I don't feel quite comfortable with the idea of being induced at 37 weeks but if Baby Boy is not growing then I'd rather him come out early...you know? I have an update which I'll write in a bit.
Alissa, I didn't know T was born at 37 weeks...I wonder if Rocket will come a bit early too? I've heard horror stories about pitocin but I'm kind of out of luck because my hospital uses pitocin for every birth. I'm just going to hope that everything will work out.
Mmmm....your dinner sounds like it was delicious! Oh my gosh, now I want to go to a 4 star restaurant and pig out! lol Good job on not going overboard. I'm with Jessica, I probably would have had both desserts...lol.
Jessica, I am so sorry that you're sick! Ugh! Being pregnant and sick is no fun. I hope you feel better asap. Have your DH make you a giant pot of chicken soup. I hope you're taking a nice long nap right now.
AFM, I'll keep it short since I'm feeling a bit out of it...lol. U/S went okay. Baby boy moved a bit and the amniotic fluid looked good. He still hasn't grown but my OB said we won't really know for sure until next Monday. She asked if I wanted to come in for u/s twice a week and I declined. I think once a week is fine especially since I feel Baby Boy all the time. So, I have another u/s next monday. My OB has decided to not let me go more than 39 weeks. So, next Monday I'll find out for sure whether Baby Boy is coming at 38 or 39 weeks! Eeek! I have an end date!
Oh my gosh Jina, it's so close now! Of course, it would be anyway since you are almost 37 weeks. Eeeeeeep, I am so excited for you! So what happens next Monday? If he still hasn't grown, you'll be induced? I can't believe that Baby Boy is going to be here in like 2 weeks tops!!!!!
ETA: Sorry, clicked save too soon! I meant to reply to Jessica too!
I said so on April, but I'm sorry that you're so sick and that also that you barely got any sleep last night. That's the pits! I hope that you got plenty of rest today and will sleep well tonight too. Ugh, I don't know how you dragged yourself in to work today. I have to say that is one area where I am a HUGE wimp; I seriously cannot even function if I get too little of sleep. Haha, I should probably worry about that a little bit with my impending new addition, but I guess that I lived through T's infancy, so I'll make it through this one too. In general though, I may go to work with a cold or a sore throat or even tummy troubles, but if I'm too tired, forget about it. That is like cryptonite to me. I'm impressed that you still managed to drag your tired butt to work today - you deserve extra brownie points, or at least to be able to go off on a couple of people if you feel like it.
OMG - I broke down and went on a serious shopping spree today online! I bought a bunch of fleece and terry sleepers, and some swaddling blankets. I figure, it's probably going to be March when Rocket makes his appearance, and March is often our worst month for snowstorms and whatnot, so I need plenty of blanket sleepers to keep him nice and toasty (also, even though DH put in insulation in our garage, our upstairs above the garage where the bedrooms are can get cold during the winter. ) I've seriously been fretting about Rocket not being able to regulate his body temperature if it's super cold, although I know that if it's too cold he and I will bunk downstairs in the living room by the fire. But now at least I feel somewhat prepared. That's really all I needed to buy, so I'm feeling much more prepared.
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Alissa, I'm pretty excited too but mostly terrified! I've spent most of this pregnancy pretty relaxed and now that I have an end date I'm starting to panic! lol Yep, if Baby Boy hasn't gotten bigger by next u/s I will be induced that week. So, yeah, I have to have everything done and get my sh!t together by this weekend! Eeek! I'm really not ready yet! I kind of was thinking that since this is my first I would still be pregnant at 42 weeks...haha. Plus, I can't have him until I see the pedi!
Glad you feel more prepared now. We've had such a mild winter here...what about you guys? Has it been warmer than usual in CO? Oh man, CO snow storms are scary and COLD! lol snuggling by the fire with a newborn sounds soooo good.
AFM, I'm going to spend the day looking for a yellow throw blanket. I've already sent back two blankets because the color wasn't quite right. I don't know why I'm obsessing over this...lol. I'm also going to start packing the hospital bag today...Oh and is it crazy that I'm STILL making freezer meals? I seriously do not have any more room. I've filled both freezers and I'm tempted to go buy a deep freezer just so I can cook more.
Here is Baby Boy's coming home outfit. You can see a better picture here.
Jina, what a cute outfit! Baby clothes online always look huge to me, then when I see them up close, I'm like..this is so tiny! LOL And no problem about your freezer, I will gladly take any extra food you've made! haha. I can not BELIEVE you are so close to having your baby!! I'm so excited for you! I have put an exclamation point behind everything so far! LOL
Alissa, I got some sleep today so the beginning of work went a little smoother than yesterday. However, around....10ish? I started feeling weird. Like..tired/hungry/sleepy/lightheaded. I figured maybe I had just taken too many meds and not eaten enough so I got a hot pocket (I know, super healthy, right?). I felt better...then it hit me all over again, but luckily it was time for me to go home. I'm wore OUT. I didn't even do much today, I don't know why I'm feeling like this. I shouldn't be at the time in my pregnancy where I'm this exhausted feeling, right? You should totally post some pics of Rocket's clothes! I keep looking at clothes and then putting them back or exiting out of the website. I even cancelled my order with Amazon. Isn't that stupid? Haha. Baby girl is going to be clothes-less unless I get some at the shower. And crib-less and diaper-less and and and...haha. The one thing I won't budge on is a glider. I don't have to have a certain one, but I know I want one because I'm already very worried about DH's sleep. He's never made me feel like this, but... if I'm tossing and turning or coughing or anything that'll keep him up, I'll come sleep on the couch. So, I know with baby girl I'll want a glider for us to sit in while she's awake at night.
AFM, I got a call from my "friend". I was going to ask her a question so I texted her and asked if she was off today. Four hours later, she calls me and says she's on her way to work - that she closes tonight and she can't hang out. I hesitated, then said - I didn't want to hang out, I had a question but I have no idea what it is now because that was a while ago that I texted you. She then said that her boyfriend has been staying with her because he got a new job and they can carpool at a place about 15 mins away from her house. I'm glad her boyfriend is staying there, but.. I also know that that'll be the end of our friendship. She can't do ANYTHING without him and if he's always there, then she'll always be there too. Sure, she'll invite me and DH over every now and again... but DH doesn't agree with the way she treats me, so he probably won't go. Then she tells me that she's going to take off Thursday before my baby shower and help me clean the house. I told her I'm working Thursday, Friday would be better...and she's like, it doesn't matter if you're working or tired or sick! I'm gonna help you clean! What she MEANS to say is, she can't come help me on Friday because her boyfriend will be there.. *eyeroll* If she helps, then great, I'm going to be grateful, but..I can just see our friendship going down the drain..and that's sad because when she wants to be a good friend, she can be. I need more friends like ME. LOL Anyway, I'm off tomorrow. I have the 3D u/s of the face tomorrow at 1030. I'm hoping to take a recordable DVD AND get some pics, so I suppose I'll update when I get back tomorrow. If they don't send me down to L&D for fluid - since I'm ALWAYS dehydrated.
I read here and keep up daily but it's usually on the fly at work and I don't have time to reply. Then at night, it's so crazy and I have had no energy that it's just about trying to get kiddos fed, taken care of, and into bed. Ultimate goal being bed for me. I will do my best to be better about posting here.
Yes, 17 wks already! In retrospect it does seem to have gone quickly...I think having a first tri over the holidays really does help things go faster. I have been sick though and it hasn't been easy. I'm still dealing with some nausea and vomiting but I have been able to do so much more this week; I think the exhaustion is finally lifting. I am scheduled for my big u/s this coming Monday, Jan 21st and we do plan to find out as long as wee one cooperates. I'm very excited!!
Jina, I think it sounds much better after your update from yesterday. I can see your doctor is watching the situation but not rushing for unnecessary action. I would also be concerned if there was no growth for 2 weeks at this stage. I can't believe your previous u/s was 28 wks...time flies when youre having fun I would have sworn it was like 32 or 34 weeks. Youre so close now!! Can't wait to read about the arrival of your little bundle of joy! I love, love, love being a mommy to boys...they are so sweet and love their mama. My oldest especially is such a mommy's boy. I'm so excited for you! Oh, and love the coming home outfit too...he'll be so handsome.
Alissa, yay for a shopping spree..so fun!! and I love ordering online b/c it's like Christmas when the stuff actually arrives. Glad you enjoyed your dinner out Saturday night. It sounds wonderful! It was a bummer around my house Saturday due to the Broncos loss too. DH is a big Broncos fan, has been as long as I've known him, even though he's from TN. He would love to live in Denver, just too far from family and too cold for me It's gorgeous there though.
Jessica, I hope you got some rest and are feeling better today. Being sick while pregnant is really miserable.
I totally cracked up about your custom undies. :LOL:
Jess, I didn't see you reply before my last post...meh, I don't know about the stage of pregnancy when you are not exhausted, LOL. But, really it is worse in the first tri and I usually start to get some energy back around 18 to 20 wks. So really beyond the first tri for me and then it comes and goes the rest of the pregnancy. Growing a baby is just exhausting!! AFA clothes for baby girl, my experience has been most of what you get at a shower will be clothes. Also, you don't need near as much as you might think...it's nice to have options though. I loved dressing DS1 the first year of his life. I got so many cute outfits. My boys are still fun to dress I just don't have the time to dote on picking outfits like I used to. Sorry, to hear how things are going with your friend. It's hard to find really great friends who are as dedicated as you (general you) IME...I usually click better with guys though on a friendship level...I guess I don't get the mind games some girls play, I'm very straight forward and don't say things I don't mean or talk in code. I'm also not easily offended and apparantly I don't get why some things are offensive to others. Anyway, I know what you mean about needing a friend more like yourself. I hope she doesn't flake out on you with the cleaning help though.
ETA: forgot to say...can't wait to hear how your u/s goes tomorrow. So exciting!