Having a baby is a highly anticipated event and most parent-to-be plan ahead for their new arrival. The evidence of this planning can be seen through gift registries, baby showers and prenatal class attendance.
Emotions During Pregnancy
Hello! I am 15 weeks pregnant and am on Adderall for ADD (and it also helps with my depression and anxiety). There is very little information available about this medication and its use during pregnancy. Before I was pregnant I took 30 MG a day (20 XR in the morining and a 10 MG in the afternoon). Now I just take a 20 XR during the week and nothing or a 10 MG on the weekends. I am curious as to whether anyone else is on it or was on it during their pregnancy and how things turned out.
Today is Sunday, on Wednesday I thought I had a doctor's appointment. It turned out that it was supposed to have been on Tuesday; and I missed it! This made me really disappointed because we were told by Dr. C at last month's visit (when we couldn't find our baby's heartbeat) that we would definitely be able to hear it this time... I actually began to cry when the receptionist told me that Dr. C wasn't in and that I would have to reschedule our appointment.
I had researched pregnancy. I was ready for anything until... Random people suddenly looked across the room and mistook me for a huge, approachable teddy bear! They touched my belly and said incredibly inappropriate comments! What can a mom-to-be do?
Today I turn five weeks and I'm overjoyed with emotions. Since 2008 I've been been dealing with the fact that on a Thursday I went to the doctor and found out that i was pregnant. By that Sat. I was having mild cramps and light spotting. Sun early morning I passed a big clot not knowing what was going on. That morning i went to the er where I learned that I was nine weeks and four days pregnant but that my baby was only measuring five weeks and there was no fetal stem present. After the shock set in I went home to feelings of what was happening and how could this happen.
So this entry should predate the first one, but I hadn't wanted to start getting excited until we had a confirmed due date, however here are some pre-prenatal checkup thoughts and observations:
My Highschool life was a blur. an enjoyable and slightly too fast blur. I am the baby of my family so i walked in the rather large foot prints of my siblings. My sister Kate Is very pretty and very determined. if she wanted it she would work until she got it. Varsity Volley MVP and captain, choir star, and soccer allstar. along with student body president, homecomming queen AND prom queen. she was also a high honoroll student. our brother Will played football and was noticed by all the girls. he was like by all the teachers and basically owned the school. I didnt do so badly my self.
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After having already had three children and a houseful of dogs and cats I pretty much thought I was prepared for our fourth baby, Kelsyann. I'm an experienced Mom right?!? This should be easy.
Well boy was I wrong! From the beginning Kelsyann has been a needy baby. Nothing that worked with the others seemed to work for her. This has been interesting, frustrating and challenging at best!
If you've been prescribed to bed rest for your pregnancy, this brings all kinds of things into question. Here is a list to ask your healthcare provider.