Jenn - WOW! Pampa is nowhere close to Houston. That's got to be at least a 10-hour drive! Since I'm in Austin, I guess it depends how you leave Houston - go North to Dallas first (you'll miss me), or cutover West to either Austin or San Antonio. I lived in Amarillo when I was a kid and loved it. I had a summer band camp in Canyon, Texas.
Oh ok - I didn't realize you were in Austin. Yeah - if I was following my dad out to Pampa I would be closer to Austin - he's leaving out of Brenham - but we are taking 45N to Dallas. We are leaving when Deacon goes to sleep so he can sleep the whole way there
Andi - where do you live that you can be without AC? Ugh - I can't even imagine that! We have the AC on at all times, fans on HI and we spent the whole weekend putting up solar type curtains to block the sun and heat. And I'm not even PG! LOL
LOL.... I live just outside of Philadelphia, and the summers here are really muggy and HOT. We have been in the 90s for the past week+, and usually it doesn't get quite this bad until July, and we'll probably get into the 100s on occasion in July and Aug. I grew up in the country in Illinois and it would get even more brutal there, and we didn't have even window AC units there. I remember how all summer long my mom, sister and I would move into the basement during the day to play, read, even sleep at night sometimes because it was just too friggin' hot up in the house. At least we have the window AC units for the bedrooms, otherwise I'd move into the basement here now!
Christi ~ It's a weird adjustment from the RE to the OB. Not only because the appointments are not as often, but also because they're not as nearly as thorough as the RE's and, aside from hearing the heartbeats, they're pretty much just blah.
Andi ~ Glad to hear you're doing great.
I can't imagine not being with A/C even without being pregnant. We've also been around the 100s here.
Augusta ~ One more day!...
It's great to come on here and see how everyone is doing! I've been so busy with work and haven't checked in much lately, but I'm still here. The Microbiology class I was teaching ends today. Only 2 students left to take their final at 3pm. Other exams are graded and I'm just avoiding any other work.
Christi...It took a long time before I was comfortable with the infrequent ob visits. I'm on an every 2 weeks schedule at this point, but will start weekly appointments in just a couple of weeks. It was hard to go a month at a time with no appointment and no way to really know how the baby was doing. I considered getting a monitor, but never did.
Andi...We're without AC, too, and it's been hot here. We actually bought a used central air unit back in Jan. from our contractor, but it's still not installed. It's in our yard now which I consider a step in the right direction, but that doesn't help. I just keep telling myself that we're saving money by not running it.
Augusta...Can't wait to hear the baby's sex!
Jana & flakimbi...I remember reading posts from you, but I'm having a brain fart and can't remember specifics. Hope all is well!
AFM...Baby Boy and I are both healthy. I have an appointment on Thurs. and will find out when they plan to do another u/s to check his size. I think the plan is to check him again at 36 weeks, but I'm not sure.
Baby #2 is a....BOY!!!! We are thrilled! Soem people keep asking if I am disappointed or apologizing when I say Boy...isn't that weird? I am thrilled and hubby is too. Gabe will have a brother to rough house with and they can be each other's best man when they get married, etc...it is going to be great!! Baby is measuring a week ahead like Gabe did, so baby will be either average-sized, or up to 2 weeks bigger than average....oh boy, perhaps another big boy:)
And we have a name: Nicholas or Nickolas. St. Nicholas of Tolentino was the answer to his mother's prayers, so I think that name fits very nicely:)
Can't wait for November!!
Beth-Are you getting excited? Your baby boy is SO CLOSE now!!!!! How are you feeling?
Andi-Smart to join a pool!! And happy birthday to Julia!!
Congrats for boy #2!!! I'd love to have another boy and I would feel like you if people apologized to me if I told them I was having another boy.
Beth ~ Just a few more weeks! You must be beyond excited!
Augusta ~ [COLOR=DeepSkyBlue]CONGRATULATIONS!!! [/COLOR]I've always loved it when siblings are the same gender. I always think about how they will be super friends when they grow up. My mom is one of four sisters, and they have always been very close.
And I LOVE the name Nicholas! A few years ago that was my top choice if we ever had a boy, but my SIL used it for her second son :(. Now I'm having the hardest time finding 2 boys' names that could be pronounced similar in English as well as in Spanish :rolleyes:
AFM ~ On monday my endocrinologist told me I'm slightly anemic, and so the OB wanted to see me right away. My appt wasn't for another 2 weeks, so this literally scared the crap out of me. Well, as soon as he walked in the room, he said that my levels were completely normal during pregnancy, and as long as I'm taking the prenatals I'm ok. :laser:While I'm glad he's being this attentive, I was so pissed he couldn't tell me this over the phone. I spent the whole day yesterday worried about this being the beginning of a series of complications
Yay, Congrats, Augusta!!! Wow, we're having a lot of boys on here, aren't we! So glad everything is still looking great, and Nicholas is a wonderful name. I'd use it, except DH is adamant we can't use a name ending in a "k" sound, because when you pair it with our last name it could be misheard as a dirty word. Oh, well. No Mike, Eric, Derek, Nick, Mick, etc. for us, I guess!
Dani, I would have been furious with the OB, too! Did you tell him that he had you worried sick by making you come in right away? Did he even apologize? Silly doctors. Man. But I'm glad all is well, even so.
Beth, I can't believe it's so close now!!! So you must be all done for the summer, right? The timing worked out so well for you! Now you can nest and relax away.... aahhhh... sounds wonderful.
Well, at least the 90+degree weather broke, and yesterday and today it's just gorgeous here, iin the 70s, low 80s at most. We have put in several calls to HVAC people who have all told us they won't be installing new AC systems until... oh, late August, early September. Greeeeeat. Here's hoping July and August won't be so bad. We have a little birthday party for Julia planned for this weekend, and DH bought a little inflatable pool for the party, so at least we'll have that when the weather's unbearable.
Lots of boys! I'm not sure why people think that we would be unhappy with a boy, but I've encountered that, too. I'm thrilled to be pregnant with a healthy baby. Period. And if we're blessed enough to have another I'll be thrilled with another boy or a girl.
Had my 34 week appointment yesterday. One more u/s to check his size at 36 weeks and then we'll be on to weekly appointments. I can't believe we're getting so close to meeting our little boy. Even with my big ol' belly and being able to feel parts (butt and feet mostly) this all seems surreal.
Beth, have you had your belly jerk from left to right yet? That was always fun when I was at work and in a meeting...it amused me:) You are SO CLOSE now!!
Andi, you poor dear with no AC...I could not imagine. I am glad you have the pool at least...remember, there's nothing wrong with an "adult swim" time in the baby pool:)
Dani, I don't think you are being hormonal...but lucky-you for an u/s every 4 weeks...I am jealous...that is, until I think about all of the dirty diapers you will be changing...I'll stick to taking the babies one at a time:)
For the Americans, have a happy 4th of July weekend!
When I did IVF there were several of us pg at once and it seemed like the majority of us had boys. Its funny how it worked out that way. My dh thinks that IVF produces more boys than girls. :rolleyes:
Beth - I'm so excited for you! What a long journey you've had and now you're so close! In some ways, time is creeping by, but in others, I look at people's tickers and I can't believe how fast it's going! Like, you're going to give birth soon! That's just crazy talk to me.
Dani - YAY for u/s every four weeks! I would have been a little ticked off if I had to worry all morning for no reason. Don't those docs know how hormonal we are? I sometimes wonder if the OBGYNs understand and appreciate how extra looney the IVF patients are?
Andi - Thank GOODness the weather cooled off for you. I was literally sitting in my air-conditioned house this weekend and thinking about you. Hope it stays cool for you!
AFM, nothing much to report. My morning sickness has been coming back a little bit, but nothing like weeks 10-12. My BIG appt is scheduled for July 28th! It can't get here fast enough! (although the OB said he already saw what he thinks are boy parts...)
Christi...I can't believe you're just a few weeks away from The Big U/S!!! Can't wait to see what's between your baby's legs! Maybe I should re-word that.
Beth ~ I can't believe how close you are! It seems like just yesterday (to me any way) that you got your BFP! You will be olding your baby in just a couple of short weeks!!!! How exciting!
Christi ~ I really hope your morning sickness doesn't get the best of you. That is great news about schduling your gender scan though! Definitely something to look forward to!
AFM ~ My next dr's appt is Monday the 12th. I'm hoping they schedule my gender scan before I leave, which I'm sure they will. I probably won't be able to do it until the week of August 9th though. I'm going on vacation from July 24-31. I finally received my $1500 check in the mail this weekend for the progesterone study I participated in! :woohoo: Now if I could find out the gender, I could start buying stuff!!!
Wow, Christi and Jana, your pregnancies are flying by! So excited that you're planning your BIG u/s soon! :):)
Well, our break in weather was short-lived -- it was at least 102 degrees here yesterday and today they're predicting 99 for my town (though Philly's above 100 again). UGH. We went out Monday night and bought two more window AC units for our downstairs and they pretty much run constantly all day. I don't think we could make it otherwise!
Got a call from England on the machine which we didn't hear before we woke up today (the AC unit in our room is loud) -- DH's grandmother passed away this morning. We were able to see her in the hospital during our trip, and apparently she went downhill pretty fast after our visit. I'm glad that she got to see Julia one last time -- she was so very happy to see her and cuddle her, and Julia gladly obliged. DH and I were just talking about what we'd do if his grandma passed away soon, but we didn't think it would be this soon. I don't think we'd all be able to afford to go over again right now, but I think DH would like to. So we'll see.... thanks for letting me share.
Andi, I am so sorry to hear about DH's grandmother...I am glad you were bale to see her, and she see Julia, on your visit.
Andi - I'm so sorry for your loss, but glad she got to see Julia. Hope that you guys can figure out a way to go over there (or at least send DH over there). Losing family is so hard. :bigarmhug:
I'm still on the first trimester board, but lurking over here a little! Andi, I'm sorry about DH's grandmother. Hugs...
You all seem to be doing so well! It's exciting to read all of these gender updates and upcoming U/Ss!
The post on the IVF board about IVF and swimming freaked me out a little. I'm now 8 weeks along, and we're supposed to go to the lake next week. I then read on the internet that some pg women don't go in lakes because of fear of bacteria. Seems a little overboard to me, but I need a reality check from people who know what it's like to hope for such a long time to be pg, and then how protective you are when you get there!! Thoughts???
Andi, I'm so sorry for your loss. I hope your DH can go back. :bigarmhug:
KMichelle, I wouldn't worry about the water. At 8 weeks, your cervix should be tightly closed to prevent anything to go up there and harm the baby. Enjoy!
AFM ~ I had another u/s and the boys are measuring right on target. They're about 13 oz each, and are in the 63-65 percentile. I started feeling regular kicks this week! I even felt one from the outside a few nights ago. Can't wait for DH to feel them too.
Thank you for your condolences everyone -- it's clear we all can't afford to go back, but if we could find a way to do it cheaply, DH might. The plans are still being pulled together, so we'll see.
It's only 90 today, and will be in the 80s tomorrow! Whoohoo!
And then in the 90s all next week. @#$%. Wish I _could_ go back to England and just stay there the rest of the summer. Bah.
KMichelle, I have no idea about swimming in lakes, I've never heard of it being a problem when pg, and I honestly can't remember when I was cleared to swim in general. But I sure hope you get to enjoy the lake next week! Wish I could join you! A dip sure sounds nice right now...
Michelle, my Dr said no worries about swimming in lakes or pools or ocean (I wish!). The cervix should be tightly closed att his point.
I'm so excited!!
I had my 16 week appointment today and everything went great. My blood pressure was good and the baby's heartbeat measured 166bpm. I've gained 3 pounds in the last 5 weeks. That makes a total of 7 since my bfp.
My ultrasound is scheduled for August 5th at 9:30am!!! Just a little over 3 weeks away. Time couldn't go by fast enough in my opinion. I will be exactly 20 weeks.
I found that to be the case too when I was pregnant. Lots of twin boys with IVF!
And boys are awesome I admit I was really nervous when the US tech said "Baby A is a boy . . ." I was nervous because boys seemed so foreign to me LOL! And the thought of twin boys scared me! But knowing what I know now (having one of each), the thought of twin girls scares me !!!!!
Jana ~ Sounds like a great appointment! And the 5th will be here before you know it!
I've also read about IVF or any other fertility treatment producing more boys. The theory is that faster sperm are boys' and slower but stronger are girls'. I guess in our case, since we had poor morphology, they picked out the best looking ones, which were probably the fastest at the moment. I don't know how true this is, but I had a feeling this was gonna be the case. Whatever theory, I'm thrilled to be having two little boys!
What I've heard is that boy embryos start off faster than girl embies. They are going to put the best looking embies back in you so that would be the more developed embies, there the boys. That's what I've heard. It is interesting though because all the IVF babies I know IRL are girls.
Sorry to hear about your family's loss, Andi. Will your DH be able to travel to England? I'm sure it's not cheap to get a last minute ticket, but hopefully at least he will be able to go.
Jana, I have to agree that time seems to be flying. It always seems like someone just got their BFP, but in reality they're almost due. It even feels that way to me! I'm curious to see if you end up with a boy, too. Only a few more weeks before you know, right?
Christi? You out there? How's it going?
Michelle, I have no idea about swimming in a lake, but it sure sounds good at this point. I would think that anything would have a hard time getting past the cervix, but I never asked about whether pregnant women were at a higher risk of infection from lake water. I wouldn't swim in warm lake water (I'm a biologist and know about too many microbes in warm lake water).
AFM...Had another u/s yesterday at 36 weeks to check on baby boy's size. His weight was guesstimated at 7lb 12oz and his head was at the 99th percentile. We're both healthy, but our ob and I are both hoping that he'll make an early entrance. Of course my DH feels like a stud. Last night he made some comment about how everyone thought we were too old and now we've got this ginormous baby.
double post somehow!
Yeah, DH finally decided to get a ticket to England the other night -- the expense and the short trip were making him think twice (he would only take one day off, he's got to save his vacation time to make up for nonexistent paid paternity leave at his work). He's still a little ambivalent about it, but he's also looking forward to a weekend away just by himself, and I think that's good. I get to go away solo to conferences (very fun ones!) one or twice a year for a long weekend, and he never has any such travel, so I think it'll be good. Other than the jet lag.
Beth!!! 36 weeks!! eeeee!!! So exciting. How awesome that your little guy is so big already!
Isn't it crazy how the 2ww and then the first trimester seem to drag and drag for us, but then the rest of the pregnancy just shoooooooms by??? I'll be 30 weeks this weekend, and everyone I see keeps saying, "Oh, it's so close now!" I want to plug my ears and go "la la la la..." ... I have way too much work to do, I can't imagine getting it all done. And yet I am really looking forward to the birth experience and seeing my little guy. I just have to do what I can do, I guess, and go with the flow. Now I'm at biweekly midwife appointments, and in a couple weeks we'll have our birth refresher class and a sibling prep class for Julia. Really hoping this time the natural birth plans will work out.
Glad to hear your DH will get to go even for a short trip. Hope everything works out with your birth plans this time!
So what are everyone else's birth plans, speaking of which?
As for us, we're going to a birthing center, which is across the street from a great hospital with a major NICU, so I like that it's both a homey environment but has the safety of a hospital nearby. The birthing suites have jacuzzis and big comfy beds, and there's a little garden outside and a kitchen. You can eat during labor, walk around or relax in the bath, and you can stay up to 12 hours after the baby is born. During that time, many families prepare a welcoming meal in the kitchen to celebrate the new baby's arrival. And you can bring whatever you want to help you in your labor -- so we'll bring music, maybe some candles. I don't plan to have DD witness the birth, but I would like her at the center so she can see the baby soon after he's born. We also have hired a doula (the same one who was with us for DD's birth) so we have constant support throughout the labor process; even though the midwives are generally really supportive and hands-on, they're often managing more than one birth at a time, and so they're not always around.
I have always dreamed of having a non-medicated, natural birth, I just think it would be so amazing to experience. DH of course thinks I'm crazy, but I chalk it up to him being a guy. I was a bit disappointed that I couldn't have that experience with DD's birth, but I'm also satisfied with the outcome given that you can't predict how these things happen, especially in first time deliveries.
Andi, that sounds like an awesome birthing place. Very relaxed. I'm sure it'll be a great birth experience.
I'm not having a birth plan per se. Though I would like natural labor, I'm preparing myself for a c-section since it's twins. I told my dr about this, and we both agreed when the time comes we'll make that decision. I'm more concerned about delivering prematurely than the delivery itself. After all this time ttcing, my only focus is to get them here safe and sound no matter how.
I like your plan Andi. Hopefully, you'll get the birth experience you want this time. I'll be at a hospital that has whirlpool tubs and hope to have an unmedicated birth. Our ob basically said that he'll leave us alone as long as the baby and I are both doing OK. If he feels that either of us are in jeopardy for any reason then it's his job to take care of us, but outside of that he's pretty confident that women can give birth without him. We have a doula that will be with us, too. As a FTM this is all new to me and I'm not entirely sure what to expect. I guess I'll be finding out soon though!
Dani -- I hear ya on the twins, that does change things (fortunately or unfortunately) in terms of what you can plan for. I remember when I got pg with DD, initially they thought I had twins and my first thought was, well, there goes the birth center plans... here in PA (a super litigious state for OB practice) there's no way I could have a vaginal delivery with twins, period, and thus the birthing center is completely out of the question with multiples. It sounds like there might be the possibility still of vaginal delivery for you....? I guess a lot depends on the boys' positions and how the pregnancy goes, of course. It seems so rare that they don't do a c-section with twins these days.
Beth, your OB sounds really wonderful! And I loved our doula experience with DD, I'm sure yours will be a big support for you guys. Even though we wound up being induced and getting an epi with DD, she was really helpful when I had to make those choices, and in helping me understand that I was making the best decisions at the time for DD's and my safety.
The first time I talked to my OB he said it'll have to be a c/s. Then I talked to a client who happens to be an OB, and he said that a vaginal delivery with multiples is definitely doable but because of the high costs of medical malpractice insurance, almost no doctors in Florida are carry it and so are not willing to take the risk it. So, I'm not holding my breath on a vaginal delivery. The part that annoys me about this is not the delivery itself but because it would be a planned c/s, they deliver them 4 weeks in advance. I'd hate to deliver them before they're ready.
When I talked to my OB about this he seemed to be a little bit more open-minded than before, and that's why he told me we'd wait until the time comes to make the decision.
I feel like I am running out of room already...any other BTDT moms also feel so much bigger 2nd time around? Wondering if baby #2 is going to be bigger than G...and he was/is off the charts...yikes!
Augusta ~ I'm not a BTDT, but I have heard that the second time around the belly is usually bigger because your abdomen muscles are more stretched from the previous pg.
AFM ~ How crazy is it to want to switch doctors at this stage of the game? I haven't felt any chemistry with my doctor and after each appointment I keep telling myself that all doctors are the same and to give him one more try. I had my OB appointment yesterday and it went exactly like any other past appointments have gone. Weight check, blood pressure, urine sample, check heartbeats, measure belly, and come back in 4 weeks...that's it, no "any questions?" or even tell me what they just measured. But yesterday was even worse in the sense that doctor didn't even read my chart before going in the room.
This is a short conversation we had before checking the heartbeats.
NURSE: How are A & B behaving? Do you have any names picked out?
DOCTOR: Do you know what you're having? Boy/Girl, Boy/Boy?
ME: (A little shocked since we've known for almost 2 months and this being on the chart) They're 2 boys.
DOCTOR: Oh, fraternal twins. Do twins run in your family?
ME: (My jaw hit the floor at this point, so I responded very sarcastically) These are IVF twins. So if you mean if IVF runs in the family, maybe.
DOCTOR: Oh yeah, this was in the chart. I'm so sorry.
You should have seen his face. He was so embarrased.
I told DH about this and he was also in disbelief about this and loved my comeback, but he's still asking me to give him one more try before making the decision to switch doctors. I don't know if he's saying this because he's afraid of the switch or if today's glitch was something so minor that it doesn't merit the switch. I'm concerned that if the doctor doesn't bother to read the chart now, he might be missing something crucial from all my tests. How do I know if everything is progressing normally or if it's him that's not catching things on time. Also, do I trust him with my babies and myself if I need a c-section?
Are all your doctor's appointments this way?
Dani, what a frustrating appt...do you have friends that you could ask for referral and see if you can switch? I am sure you can if you want...I switched at 14 weeks when I was pg with Gabe. You really do want to feel confident in your Dr and that s/he cares about you as a patient. I think, especially for a twin pg, AND a 1st time mom, it is weird they don't ask you about questions...my Dr keeps saying, "What else? What else?" My 1st OB said I had to hand her a list of written questions when she walked in the door b/c she was so busy...for that and other reasons, I switched.
AFM I just don't look bigger, I feel like my stomach is already running out of room! So weird to feel like this so early!
Dani - change OBs! Seriously - how dumb for him to ask that question. I mean seriously - and for him to ask YOU the gender as well. UGH! Even my Pedi knows that Deacon was an IVF baby. My OB was great...sometimes a little too great - lol. I felt like I had to "wrap him up" because he would get all comfy on his stool and give me a million "any other questions, concerns...what else?" before I could finally get out of my appt. He was so good at making sure that all my questions were answered that I never left there thinking "oh, I need to remember to ask that next time because I ran out of time. I left thinking "Good Lord he has a lot of time for each patient!" Ha. But it was a great feeling when it came time for me to deliver, because when I was in labor he didn't even have to look up my chart to know I wanted to go med-free and natural. It wasn't a battle of the wills or anything. It really makes your delivery easier when you have an OB that sees eye to eye with you.
And FWIW - Ami - another IVF mom here - had her twin boys vaginally Two years ago (tomorrow actually) without a csection - so just know that it can be done - you just need to find an OB that is willing to let you try.
So - who is about to deliver in here? Beth - are you up next?
Dani - I would change OB's. If he doesn't even have the time to read your chart before a five min appt, I don't want to imagine his prep work for a delivery! BTW, LOVED your comeback...
Hey Dani, Jenn told me about your post..I was shaking my head the whole time! What a joke! I would def say go with your gut and change! This is an amazing time in your life and you don't want to be worried/mad about what a dummy he is. And I am not sure about the whole "legal" aspect of delivering twins vaginally, but there was never any talk of a c section during my pregnancy. I remember someone asked on the MoM board about how everyone delivered and there were several that had v births with their twinks. So, if you really want it, push for it. I did have to do it in an OR just in case anything went wrong last minute, but other than that I guess it was just like any other birth! GL!
Thanks everyone! I'm glad to know I'm not overreacting about this. I know DH might be afraid of switching doctors now, but I think now is better than later.
I'm gonna have a talk with DH about making a move to another OB. I had talked to this doctor before about delivery, and we both agreed that we'll make the decision closer to the time of delivery. I'm not really too hung up on which type of delivery I'll have, as all I really care about is to have these babies here safely as well as myself. That's why I'm concerned about him not taking the time to read my chart before the appointment. During delivery, whether vaginal or c/section, he needs to know my history without making guesses so as not to compromise any of us.
Hey Dani -- I can see why you'd want to change OBs... if you have someone who is seeing you at every appointment, you'd think they'd remember some basic stuff like that. Whereas in my situation, with 7 midwives rotating around, I don't expect them to remember that I have an IVF baby, I'm lucky if I get to see a midwife twice during the pregnancy. I had hoped to find a solo practitioner so I would have a relationship with my provider, but it sounds like that's not really happening for you. I hope you can find someone else out there that fits better -- but (and I'm sure I don't need to say this) don't leave your current OB until you know for sure you have a new one, because at this stage, some practices may not take on any new patients. I know my birth center fills up pretty quickly, for instance, and I've heard of people trying to switch to them mid-pregnancy and being denied.
And Augusta -- I do feel much bigger this pregnancy! And the kid is moving a heck of a lot more than I remember DD moving... makes me wonder how long he's going to stay put in there... eek. On the other hand, I've not been gaining a lot of weight the past couple appointments, which is good, because I gained a lot earlier on. But the kid's still growing, and right on track, so while I feel bigger, the baby's apparently not significantly bigger than he should be.
How are you doing Beth??! Thinking of you, hope all is going well!
Sorry girls.. I've been MIA for a while. I was on vacation all of last week and didn't post.
Dani ~ Did you decide on whether or not you were going to switch dr's? I can completely understand your hesitations with your current dr and I'd consider switching as well.
AFM ~ I have my Level 2 Ultrasound tomorrow!!! I'll be exactly 20 weeks!!! I'm so excited, I can barely contain myself. Today cannot go by fast enough.
Jana!!! YAY for the BIG appt!! I had mine last week and it was amazing. I cried most of the entire sonogram. Let us know as soon as you get back what happened!!
Jana, Good luck at your u/s! Are you finding out the sex of the baby??
Christi, did you find out the sex of the baby? I don't remember seeing this.
Andi, I cannot believe you are 32 weeks already!!
And Beth will be holding her sweet baby any time now!!
AFM, 25 weeks today, I cannot believe it! Timeis flying by! Starting to get swollen ankles, but at work I am either sitting or up on my feet in the heat...I worry about swelling because at 32+ weeks I was taken off work last time for high BP, but the only symptom was swelling. It never developed into pre-eclampsia, luckily, but I still worry about that. Plus, before I had 100% paid leave so I didn't mind beingoff early; my new employer is stingy so I need to try and work up to delivery so I can take 12 weeks with Nickolas. But, whatever is best for baby...that is all that matters.
So - who is about to deliver in here? Beth - are you up next?
I totally called it! Even though she was 4 days PP - I didn't know it, ha.
I have an ultrasound tomorrow with a perinatologist office, so I'm gonna ask them if they can see me all the way through delivery. I'm also asking friends if they recommend their doctor but everyone tells me they're all the same. I'm skeptical of changing doctors to end up with one that will be the same thing.
Are you gonna find out the sex tomorrow? If so, many open leg vibes your way.
I believe I read somewhere that Christi is having a boy. Correct me if I'm wrong.
Augusta ~ that sucks that your having swelling already. I know it's difficult, and I don't do it, but can you raise your feet while your sitting down at the office. I'm gulping glasses of water all day trying to avoid this, but at the end of the day I have some swelling as well.
Congratulations, Beth!!!! Hope to see pics of your beautiful baby soon.
Dani, I am sorry you are swelling, too. No, no chance to put my feet up, I wish! I also am drinking ridiculous amounts of water and 1 banana per day...I read potassium can help, so whatever works! I do start prenatal water aerobics in September, so I htink beingin the water 2 days/week will help. Not complaining, just want to make sure it is not a sign of pre-e!!
CONGRATS to Beth!!
I had my level 2 ultrasound today and we are having a
.BOY! Add me to team BLUE!
Everything was PERFECT. He is measuring right on schedule and weight approx. 12 ounces and from head to toe (not rump) is about 7 inches. We got a nice clear shot of his heart and saw all 4 valves pumping away. It was pretty cool! DH is very excited. My daughter really wanted a little sister, so she is a little disappointed. I'm sure she'll get over it.
I do have a low lying placenta. I will have another u/s to see if it has moved up in about 8 weeks. The dr isn't very hopeful. Worse case, we schedule a c-section. I am too old to take any risks and I this might be the last baby I ever have. I have been put on pelvic rest... no sex. DH will just have to understand - which I know he will.
Here are some pics. Sorry they are so blurry, but it's the best I could do with pics of pics. You get the idea though.