Is she out of town or have relatives in town? I thought I might have seen a post about inlaws on facebook....??
Sorry to scare you girls. I'm just dealing with a lot right now. I'm still totally exhausted and don't feel well at night, and Erin is a complete handful right now. We're dealing with some serious behavioral issues- she hits me when she's mad, won't sit in time out, etc. I think the last few weeks have been the dark days of my parenthood. I'm just trying to get through each day at this point. I'm sure the fact that I don't feel well is making it seem worse, but still....
Anyway, I'm 11 weeks today. This belly picture is from last week at 10 weeks. I may take one this week or may wait until next week:
So glad you checked in! Loving that baby belly! hope Erin starts acting better soon-remember life is full of lots of "phases" with our kids.
What a great belly! Thanks for posting.
I hear you on the bad behavior. I've become Red's punching/kicking bag. I really really hope the phase ends soon.
I am also totally getting the same thing in terms of behavior. All of a sudden, she was acting out having MAJOR MAJOR tantrums. I felt like I couldn't take her out in public anywhere. I told DH I might not want more children....it was that bad.
A few days later, she's a totally different child. In btwn all of that, she decided that she wanted to potty instead of use her diaper. She was adament about it. Phases.
Great pic. Glad you checked in.
Awwww. I just want to rub that thing Sorry Erin is being a stinker. Parker is entering the terrible 2's early I think. She is VERY VERY opinionated lately.
Thanks for checking in, you look great!
And bummer on the behavior. I really think it's the age, and I know it's harder when it's your first, it kind of catches you off guard, and you're not sure what to do. I wish I could be there to help you out. I totally would too. And they know when mommy is tired, or not feeling well, that they can get away with more. Either that, or they act out because they're not getting the attention they're used to. Anyway, I promise, it'll get better, Just be consistent in whatever you do.
Loving your little bump. I have a huge grin on my face...
I just found your journal, and I wanted to say Congratulations! And I love your pictures of your ultrasound picture and your baby bump
That is one adorable belly!!! Sorry about Erin, I agree that it does seem to be the age-I know that certainly doesn't make it easier!!! Just know that we are all behind you!!
What a beautiful bump!!!
Sorry youre having a rough time lately. We are also having a tough time with G's behaviour (I think partly because his ears are constantly hurting him) but it does seem like it's the age for it! Big hugs!! This too shall pass and hopefully within the next couple of weeks you'll start getting some energy back and feeling a little better overall...
Great belly!! YOu are so cute! I with you on the behavior. Some days are great and others it is a struggle to get through with Tristan.
You look beautiful hon! And I hear ya on the hitting and general two-ness :confused:
Angela-You look great! I'm sorry you've been having a rough time. I can so relate to feeling terrible in the beginning. It doesn't help when you're dealing with toddler issues too. Just wanted to say, we've been going through a bumpy patch with Caleb too. At least we know we're not alone.
I hope things start to look up soon. Thinking of you!
You look great! I am so excited to see that little bump!
I think we are all going through that phase right now, plus I have the tantrum of a 15 month old too:eek: Hang in there!
Little Update: My NT scan is on Monday and then my follow-up is with the OBGYN on Wednesday. I'm anxious to see the little baby. This all seems so surreal to me. I've been really not feeling well at night- way worse than with Erin- but I still can't believe I have a baby in me. I'm trying to remember when things started to feel real with Erin. For some reason it seems like it was now, but I can't remember. I do know that I felt better with Erin at about 10 weeks. There are some similarities with this pregnancy, though- my skin is really oily. I'm getting pimples along my hair line. I'm really hairy- I had to wax my chin the other day, same with Erin. What is it they say about girls? They steal your beauty? I feel like that! It's worth it, though.
I'm 12 weeks on Friday. I promised myself I wouldn't buy anything for the baby until that point. Oh, and I have a "New Baby"Little Critter book that I want to start reading to Erin, but I've been holding off.
Tonight I was watching Deliver Me and Steven told me he was not cutting the cord. Fine. But then he said that he always thought men were supposed to be out in the delivery room pacing with the other fathers. What the hell? Does he exist in the 1960's? I just hope he realizes how much I am looking forward to having him with me for this birth since he wasn't for the first one. He's been kind of difficult the last few weeks and told me today that he was as sick of me being sick as I was. Then he realized how ridiculous he sounded and corrected himself.
I'm also really trying to research VBAC's. If anybody has any resources or opinions to offer, let me know.
Josh didn't think he wanted to cut the cord either but was very glad he did. Not like you can have that opportunity back, ya know? I'm glad he corrected himself. Should I draw him a map to this century??
Find your local chapter of ICAN and they'll be a wealth of VBAC info from women in your area who've BTDT or are planning it. www.ican-online.org
I can't believe it's 12 weeks! I'm glad you're feeling a bit better.
Angela, tell him if he can gut a deer he can certainly cut the cord. It's not like you or the baby can feel anything. He knows that, right? LOL on him thinking that men stand outside the room pacing. I can't even imagine the fathers missing out on such a life changing experience.
Adorable baby bump!!! You look great!
Hugs on the terrible 2's! Callie is doing similar things (although, it's kicking me...and major attitude. She actually told me "duh" the other day!)
I've just finished catching up on your journal, my goodness what a journey you have been on!! Many huge huge congrats mama, how exciting!!! I am so happy for you! I relate so well to the anxiety I have it as well esp. during pregnancy, dark chocolate, rescue remedy, even a benedryl will help calm you down a bit. Will you be going back on the meds once your in your 4th month? Or do you try and stay off during the entire pregnancy?
Congrats again mama, how wonderful!!! :bighug:
My NT scan is in the morning. I am so nervous for it. A girl on another board I'm on is younger than me, and she just had a really bad result- they told her that it probably wasn't Down's that her baby had, but Trisomy 13 or Trisomy 18. It just kind of threw me for a loop. So if you all could send me some thoughts and prayers at about 9:45 tomorrow, I'd really appreciate it. I'll update tomorrow.
sending you vibes for great results.
Loads of good vibes.
Remember false positives are common. They told us Red had a 1 in 500 and some chance of Trisomy and urged us to have an amnio.
Update on everything when you get a chance.
Good luck today, thinking of you!!!
They told us Red had a 1 in 500 and some chance of Trisomy and urged us to have an amnio.
Did not know that.
Back from my NT scan- I cannot believe how much the baby looked like a baby! So crazy. The measurements all look ok, and we'll know for sure about our risk in a few days when the blood results are back. She said she didn't expect to see anything wrong with them. The baby kept putting it's hands up by it's face and kicking it's legs. At one point, she wanted to get a better shot of the spine and jiggled my belly, trying to get it to move. That kiddo wasn't moving! Definitely my stubborn child. I am so relieved to see that it looks like the baby is ok.
She also said that if she had to guess, she'd say it's a girl and that she definitely doesn't see anything that leads her to believe it's a boy. I guess we'll know for sure in a few weeks.
I'll post some pictures once I get my name edited out.
I'm so glad that you got to see your bean again.
Dh is really squeamish and he cut the cord for both kids. I don't think that it is something he would miss. I would be mad if Dh was pacing the halls instead of letting me squeeze the life out of his hand:)
Here's a pic of the baby:
That's a great pic Angela. Were they able to tell if it's a boy or a girl?
How you holding up? Getting any more energy? Erin being any better?
Jess, the tech said that if she had to take a guess, it's a girl. She said that it's early but that she didn't see anything between the legs that would lead her to believe it's a boy.
K- I'm getting some energy back, but I'm still not able to eat much without gagging. It's so disappointing to sit down to a dinner that I was looking forward to only to have it make me gag. Oh well, it's all worth it!
I have an OB appointment tomorrow. I'm sure we'll be going over the NT scan results. I'm so hoping the tech was honest with me and didn't tell me something that I should have known.
When they weighed me yesterday, I had lost a pound. I'm sure this doctor's scale is calibrated a bit differently than my OB's, but it can't be too far off. Anyway, I guess being sick has kept me from gaining the 10 pounds that I gained in the first trimester with Erin. It's not like I hadn't gained any between the miscarriage and the fertility treatments, though.:eek: My goal is to only put on another 20 or so. I gained almost 50 with Erin and don't want to do that again.
Great pic Angela!!
I had an OB appt. yesterday. He doesn't use a doppler to hear the heartbeat- he does a quick ultrasound each time. I thought that was interesting. The baby was moving all over the place. It was pretty cute-finally it settled down enough for him to get a heart rate. It was 154...two days earlier it had been 167. I think this is the point when it starts to slow down a bit but I'm not sure.
I also lost 2 pounds. Wasn't expecting that. I wonder if it's because the last time I was in, I was still on the progesterone shots, and it bloats people up pretty badly. Or it's because I relly haven't been eating much. Either way, they want me to start taking a prescription prenatal with an anti-nausea medicine in it.
I'm 13 weeks tomorrow, and he said the end of the first trimester is officially 14 weeks. I always heard 13. He's trying to reassure me that everythign is ok, but I'm still not at ease for some reason. I think it's because we tried for so long, and then had the miscarriage. I just can't get my mind around the fact that I'm actually having another baby. I keep hitting one milestone that I wanted to reach, and then I don't feel any better.
My NT blood test results should be back early next week. Maybe once I get those, I'll feel better.
Otherwise all is well...
But then he said that he always thought men were supposed to be out in the delivery room pacing with the other fathers. What the hell? Does he exist in the 1960's? I just hope he realizes how much I am looking forward to having him with me for this birth since he wasn't for the first one.
Was he just 'pulling your leg'?
I bet your married friends would affirm the father's presence in the delivery room. I could not have had a natural birth with DS1 if my hubby hadn't been there maintaining focus on the breathing exercises. It took so much of the edge off and minimized the pain. He was also in the OR for my c-section with DS2, tenderly rubbing my forehead.
After all, this is the miracle of life, a blessing!! What greater thing to witness? I still get teary-eyed when I see it on tv - real or fiction. I know, I know, I'm a softee!:rolleyes:
Jennifer, no he was not joking. He also told me the other night that he didn't know men stayed in the hospital overnight with their wives. Steven is smart- you know that- so I was surprised when he said that. I felt like he was just trying to ignore me, but apparently he is that naive.
The NT scan results came back great- only a 1/10,000 chance of Down's, Trisomy 13 or 18. Phew!!
I had to go to the doctor yesterday because I was having what felt like contractions to me. Turns out it's either stretching or it's the beginning of a bladder infection. I really think it could be a bladder infection or UTI this morning. I'm very uncomfortable and peeing a lot but not feeling the burn when I pee, so who knows. Anyway, I've never loved my doctor, not the way I did with my dr. in Montana. Well, yesterday just sealed the deal for me. He knows I had a recent miscarriage, he knows I'm not on my Lexapro, he knows I'm a worrier. So when I go in with pretty painful cramping, I expect him to be a lot more sensitive than he was. His nurse had already told me to go to the ER, and I pleaded with them just to let me come in. The ER with Erin by myself was not a good idea, especially when he had office hours.
Anyway, he walks into the room, rolls his eyes at me, and said "You look SOOOO worried. This is totally normal, it happens all the time." Well buddy, I have a daughter already, I've been pregnant before, and I never felt anything like this at 14 weeks with her. It really pissed me off. How insensitive! So they checked me out, cervix is closed and long, baby is fine, but when he checked my bladder with the nice little vaginal ultrasound wand, I about jumped off the table. But my urine is clean, so who knows. Plus, when he examins me, it feels like a truck is ripping apart my vagina. I'm not used to men being up in there...at least in that capacity.
I came home and thought about my experience more, and I decided to switch to the female OB that my Mom has highly recommended. At first I didn't want to go to the same one my Mom did, but I'm over it. Plus, she's 15 minutes closer to the house. All of her reviews online are great....you know when you google a doctor and the medical reviews come up? I really feel at peace with it. We tried so hard for this baby and it very well could be my last one, and I want this to be the best experience possible.
I ordered furniture for Erin's room this morning. Right now, she has the furniture that matches the crib. Her big girl bed is white iron scrollwork, so I got this to match:
And this dresser:http://www4.jcpenney.com/jcp/X6.aspx?GrpTyp=PRD&ItemID=1528224&RefPage=X6&deptID=0&catID=0&cmOrigID=1528237&cmPosID=4&CmCatId=searchresults
I'm also loving this bedding and would love to buy it on sale....but I feel weird buying girl bedding when we're not totally sure, KWIM?http://www4.jcpenney.com/jcp/X6E.aspx?GrpTyp=ENS&ItemID=1332862&RefPage=X6&deptID=0&catID=0&cmOrigID=1332864&cmPosID=1&CmCatId=searchresults|crosssell
I probably wouldn't do this baby's room in pink, because Erin's is already. Maybe a light purple or green.
Wow sorry- that was long.
Oh, and I've been feeling tiny little nudges from the baby. Not often, but enough that I know what it is. The doctor did say that we have an active one- it's always moving on ultrasounds. Doesn't surprise me-Steven never sits still.
I've missed a few posts!
I love that picture, isn't it amazing that we can see things that clearly already?
I lost about 30lbs when I was first preggo with Claire, until I started Zofran and could actually eat again. However with Parker I gained 50 and still haven't lost it:confused:
Love the furniture that you got for Erin, so pretty.
I am so glad that things are looking so great:yahoo:
Angela, if you don't like your OB, I totally recommend switching. Having one you love can totally make a difference, as you already know. And my OB is the same one my mom has, and it's not a big deal. Remember HIPPA is huge! The doc couldn't so much as tell your mother that you're even a patient of hers, you know?
I love the furniture, so feminine.
That is so cool about feeling the baby's first kicks. I am trying to live vicariously through you, it's such a fun time.
Any more belly pics to share? I love belly pics!
Susan, I did take some pictures last night. Steven and I left Erin with one of my good friends and we went out to dinner by ourselves for the first time in a long time. After that, we went to Target for diapers and toilet paper. We are so romantic!
Here I am last night at 14 weeks:
I see your still taking your noassatall pills Your as beautiful as ever It was nice talking to you this morning. I really want to come visit again when he/she gets here. I would love to help out around the house, etc.
I see your still taking your noassatall pills
Where can I get me some of those?
You look awesome, Angela. Really, really good.
What is a noassatall pill?
So glad the test results came back with great news! And that you and Steven enjoyed a date night. We have so often gone to dinner only to end up at Target or the like.
I switched OB's in the middle of my pregnancy with T - and it made all the difference. It's not fun being frustrated when you are high on hormones! Then when mom passed, they were so comforting and compassionate. I hope you really like the new one.
Oh Steph, I definitely have an ***, it's just that the belly counteracts it.
Cats are people- noassatall= no *** at all.
I really hope I like the new OB. I think I will.
Haha, noassatall pills, I need some of those I think!!!!
Angela, you look great!!
Because this is my journal.....
....I am going to post like this....
...until I hit 5000 posts....
Haha! I got my crowns. It only took 3.5 years...
A little update- if this baby is a girl, we've pretty much decided to name her Abigail. I threw it out there a few weeks ago, and for some reason, Erin latched onto it. She won't hear any mention of another name. So I guess that is what she will be, if in fact she is a she.