Applecake: That seems like quiet a bilp. Glad it was nothing major, and only low blood pressure. Hope you are staying hyderated and def. bring it up at ur next appointment. Am sure it is nice to be back home. Hope the drive back was not too bad. Hows second tri otherwise.
Cliff: Such a fun gender reveal. Hows evrything with you.
Kawv: Ha vent heard from you in awhile. Hope ur doing well.
smurphette: Yaay for finally being connected back to the world :) Hope you are all settled in to the new place.
AFM: Had an appointment yesterday. Both my boys were so active, and everything seems to be going well. I take Throid medication for Hyper Thyroid, and per my labs this week it looks like I am getting too much medication, so they have lowered my dose for now. But my OB referred me to consult with a Endo to manage my Thyroid during pregnancy as he mentioned twins and managing throid levels can get tricky, and he was not comfy with my PCP managing this during pregnancy. We live in a small twon so the referral is about 50 miles away so it will be drive but I am hoping all the labs can be done close by and I dont have to drive up much.
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TTC Since Dec 2012Multiple Cysts, Endometriosis and Blocked Tubes June 2014IVF#1 Oct 2014: 32 Eggs, 8 Frozen, Cancelled Fresh Cycle Transfer due to OHSSFET#1,2,3,4 Dec 2014 - April 2015 BFNChanged RE's IVF #2 Nov 2015: 22 Eggs, 4 Frozen, 2-5DT Blastocysts BFNDec 2015: Balanced Translocation per RE additional genetic testing for DH & I.IVF#3 Feb 2016: 38 Eggs, 4 Frozen PGS/PGD
AppleCake: Sounds like a nice trip away- except for the fainting spell- yikes! Hope it never happens again!
Smurphette- yay for a new place and internet! Hope you are all settled and can find some time to rest!
Cliff, Spuli, secret watcher mamas: Hope you are all doing well! <3
We announced a few weeks ago, but it didn't quite go as planned. It took awhile for people to notice her shirt, so the anticipation was quite funny. Everyone was happy for us when they finally figured it out. The last grand baby was 13 years ago! I will be 18 weeks tomorrow and it still doesn't seem possible. Anxiety has been pretty rough lately, so I am looking forward to my appointment on Thursday. I think I am feeling some movement, but it's light, kind of like a pulse, or some bubbles. Food is still my enemy most of the time. I'm still trying to find the right combination of snacking, napping, and lounging to make me feel human.
TTC #1: Since March 2015
BFP 9/5/15!! ; MC at 7w4d 9/26/15
BFP 12/19/15; MC at 6w3d 1/7/16
BFP 5/1/16 due 1/11/17
Hi spuli & Kawv!
Ah that's lovely to hear that your two are moving lots spuli. I bet it feels like you are carrying an octopus at times ;) Yeah 50 miles is a long way to travel regularly when pregnant, fingers crossed for you that you don't have to go all the way there each time. So does the thyroid condition/meds affect the pregnancy or breastfeeding at all?
Kawv really sorry to read about your anxiety :( are you receiving any sort of help or support for it? I am getting paranoid about all sorts of things this preg. for some reason, but not full blown anxiety. I know what that is like as I do suffer from time to time- quite a lonely condition even if the people around you can understand and sympathise. Unfortunately my nearest family (with the exception of my daughters) just don't get it and although they try ultimately "just get over it" or "you are over reacting" or "you are just working yourself into a state and need to calm yourself down" come out eventually which are the LEAST HELPFUL THINGS to say to an anxious person!!! Bubbles/pulsing feels just like first movements :D remember if your placenta is on the front, it will absorb most of the movements so they will be harder to feel. A colleague of mine who is expecting first baby mentioned to me at 19 weeks that she really wasn't sure if she could feel movement and was a bit paranoid/down about it. 2 weeks later she could feel the babe moving frequently and vigorously! That's funny about the reveal, did you just sit and wait with smug faces?
AFM, we had our anomoly scan, and for the first time ever there were no problems found and I don't have to go back! It's going to be strange not having regular scans throughout the whole pregnancy but I am very relieved that there is no medical need for them to be done :D Little guy is incredibly powerful now and delivering some belly shaking kicks at times (usually when I'm trying to sleep, of course haha) so I was also relieved to see that his measurements are all in the normal range and he is not a huge monster baby! His belly is measuring a bit ahead as it was with the last scan which is sometimes a sign of gestational diabetes...so along with my blood sugar incident I am paranoid about that at the moment, argh! I have no other symptoms so I suspect it is fine, but I probably do need to start watching what I am eating now.
On that note, I have put on 10lbs so far....which is quite a lot for me. Is anyone else keeping an eye on what they're gaining?
FAM since July 2014
BCP on and off 1997-2014
3 daughters born 2001 (twins) and 2006.
BFP 17th April 2016- Baby boy "Christmas Pudding" due 22th December 2016!
Spuli- it looks like we were both posting at just about the same time! Glad your little guys are active and healthy! Good luck with thyroid help. I live in a small town, too, so most specialists are 2+ hours away!
AppleCake: Anxiety is such a strange thing! I am an outgoing person, so few people even realize the craziness that lives in my brain! I spoke with my doctor and I have a prescription that is an Alpha blocker and is safe for throughout pregnancy. School starts in a few weeks, and the change in schedule always makes me freak for a few days, then I'm good. As far as weight goes, I have actually lost 14 pounds! I was already overweight to start with, so I'm glad to not be battling the scale just yet. I saw your pic and I think you look great! Rock that Bump!! I'm glad you're little guy is good to go. Hopefully a larger belly doesn't mean anything medically speaking- just more room for belly kisses!
AFM: Doc is 80% sure girl! So it looks like Smurphette and I are the only ones on team pink! I am looking forward to pigtails and teaching her to be a sporty girl just like mama! Of course, 80% isn't 100%, so we will have to wait 4 weeks to confirm with the anatomy scan at the hospital. Feeling lots of pressure and crampy/achy feelings in my lower abdomen, which I am pretty sure are results of moving furniture in my classroom. I can only imagine how I will feel after doing a full day back at a work!
i've been enjoying watching the Olympics, and it has been a nice distraction from the crazy thoughts running through my brain. I hope you are all enjoying 2nd Tri and continue to get good news at each appointment!
Yay Kawvball! Welcome (most likely) to Team Pink! :) It's fun over here! :) I work at a school, too! I guess I actually look pregnant--a kid stopped me in the hall to ask if I was "fixin' to have a baby." haha In a manner of speaking! :)
Glad to hear that everyone is doing well. I'm feeling some movement, which has been fun. My 3-year-old kissed my belly good night the other night. And he talks about her/asks to pray for her most every day. He's a devoted big brother already! :)
My ankles are swollen and I can't wear my wedding ring anymore. :-( Iced water is my favorite drink--the colder the better. Trying to drink as much as I can in the heat!
Have a good week, mamas!
Applecake: I am beginning to feel some a few belly shaking kicks too. Been watching my weight closely do not want to put on more than needed. I am doing pretty good so far I gained a total of 5 pounds so far.
Kawball: When is ur next appointment. Almost 80% sure hopefully u get a good look at her next appointment,
Smurphette: Its funny you mention Ice Water, i have been drinking ice cold water since two weeks, and i usually do not like cold water. Hope the ankle swelling are not too bad. Glad to hear ur doing well and feeling a little movement.
AFM: Doing good, Finally feel the boys move and it went from feeling nothing to strong kicks in less than 3 days. I am also having a hard time keeping my sugars up, feel hypoglycemic and my sugars have been very low. Thankfully Thyroid medication seems to be adjusting a lot better once I started seeing the Endo.
Hi Ladies this has been a quiet group, hope everyone is doing well!. We got the 4-D ultrasound done this past weekend and it was fabolous to get a sneak peak of our boys. One of them didn't want to show us his cute face for more than two seconds but we were glad we got to see both of them. Other than that pregnancy is progressing good so far. Hope to hear from you ladies soon!
Hey there! Hope everyone is doing great and feeling well. Can't believe we're already this far along! I feel like maybe I should start doing things to prepare but then also still feel like I have plenty of time. I just know it's going to go so quickly!
Everything is going well here... anatomy scan looked great and baby boy was measuring right on track. His name will be Jude Patrick. Since my dd came a week & a half early and very quickly, they want us to be prepared for a early/fast labor again... so trying to wrap my mind around that. My last delivery was unexpectedly pretty complicated so I'm feeling a little nervous about it this time around, which makes me sad, but hopefully I can move past that. I have a great team of doctors and midwives that I really like and trust this time around. Glucose test at next appointment. Didn't have GD last time, so hoping for the same results! Also, I'm O-, so I'll have to get the rhogam shot in a few weeks.
Are any of you ladies making a birth plan? Have you started? Have you started doing anything to prepare for little ones arrival?
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Wren Marí | November 18, 2015!
22 cycles, injectables & IUI
Jude Patrick | December 31, 2016
3rd cycle NTNP while EBF
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Hope everything is going well for you all! This is my last week of the 2nd trimester-what?! Baby girl is growing well and kicking up a storm. I passed my glucose test just fine, so I am very happy to have that behind me. As of now, I am keeping an open birth plan so I don't feel like I have to do anything, or have to prove anything to myself. I'm not sure if that makes sense, but sometimes being too planned out stresses me out! I am working on my Amazon registry and starting to clean out the spare room to create a nursery. This is the first grandchild in 10 years, so I have a feeling we will need lots of storage!
DH and I are discovering how tricky it is to agree/find suitable girl names! Being a teacher definitely affects the pool of names! We have a list, but I am always on the hunt for more names.
I think it's finally time to go shopping for maternity clothes! I bought some jeans that are super comfy, but I need longer shirts. We live 2 hours from the closest mall, so it is quite a trip to go shopping. I've looked online, but it's so hard to know if things will fit well.
Any cute Halloween costume ideas for a pregnant teacher who doesn't really look pregnant? I haven't told my class yet, and I was hoping my costume could be the reveal. I was thinking about a mama kangaroo, but I can't find anything. A lot of the searches come up with scary and gross zombie costumes. (Seriously people??)
Hope everyone is staying healthy and comfortable and your babies are growing well! <3
I hope it's okay that I'm adding my 2 cents. For Halloween, could you be dressed as an oven maybe with a flap that you can open with a bun hiding in there? "Bun in the oven" and all that. Or maybe be a pumpkin face sucking a pacifier. I sewed black felt patches onto an orange polar fleece jacket for one pregnant Halloween.
DH & I- married feb 2008
S- mar 2010
C- mar 2014
faintBFP Sept 24- praying for a rainbow baby
R- June 2016
thanks for the fun ideas! I think a pumpkin is a good idea- and it could be fairly easy too! I was thinking of adding a pink bow just for fun!
Do you mind if I tack on the back? There doesn't seem to be any other Februrary babies, so I've been hanging out with the March/April/May group but I'm much farther along than most. Due February 14 with baby 3. Baby 1 was 5 days early and baby 2 was 4 hours before her due date, so I don't expect to go 2 weeks early, but you never know! We're Team Green!
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Baby D August 2013
Baby A March 2015
Baby G February 2017
Hey, kbella! Good to see you. Of course, you're welcome to join! :) I was in the March '15 group with you. Glad things are going well for your #3! :)
Hope everyone is doing well as we enter the home stretch! This pg has gone by so quickly.
I had to take the 3 hour glucose test. :-/ I passed, but they said to be careful with sugar anyway. I guess that's good advice for me on any day, so I'm trying! :) I feel the baby move so much. I didn't expect to, since I have an anterior placenta this time, but it's fun!
Hi everyone The final stretch I passed the Glucose test too :) My boys move a lot and am having hard time sleeping, other than that everything going good. Seeing my OB weekly now. Will be 31 Weeks on Sunday. Other than pregnancy I have to take a certification exam for work so studying a lot n hoping I pass my test!
Thanks smurph and hi! I had to do the 3 hour with my second pregnancy. No fun! I went out and ate a huge burger with fries as soon as I was done! Haha! Luckily I passed all 4 draws without a problem, so who knows why I didn't pass the 1 hour. I was only a point or two under the first time and then not far past "failing" the 1 hour with my second. Hoping I pass the 1 hour this time mainly because finding childcare for 2 kids for 5 hours is not easy! And expensive! My clinic is 45 min away.
Glad everyone passed the glucose test! We had ours 3 weeks ago and I passed also. Just got my rhogam and tdap shots this past week... so pretty much just checking on little dude now every 2 weeks and eventually GBS test. Does anyone know if you're more likely to be + if you were for your first pregnancy? Just curious!
Enjoy your weekend!
I have my 26 week appt next week, so I'll ask then, but what is everyone doing for heartburn? I had it bad with my first and just ate a lot of Tums for a while and then started taking Zantac when it got to the point where I couldn't sleep. Second pregnancy, it wasn't nearly as bad and I only took Tums a handful of times along with this enzyme pill I got from my chiro. This time, the enzyme pills have been hit or miss, Tums helps for immediate relief (but I've heard can be constipating and ain't no one got time for that!), and even my antacid pill (generic for Zantac I think?) isn't really working! I can't do this for 15 more weeks!
kbella, I've had bad heartburn this round, too. I just try to drink something cold and not lay flat, but I'd love to hear more ideas about how to deal with it! :-/
I had a preterm labor scare about a week ago. I made it to the hospital in time and they were able to stop my contractions with magnesium. I've been doing well since then, and baby girl was perfect throughout the fun. Glad to be at 35 weeks--this is the furthest I've ever made it in pregnancy! Very thankful that she's sticking around on the inside a little longer. Baby girl is a trooper! :)
Hope everyone is doing well! :)
Smurphette- my midwife said I was under dosing and told me to take 150mg twice a day instead of 75mg at night only. I'm going to try that and see how it goes. In 4 weeks, if it's still bad she said there's other meds I can try. Preterm labor is scary! I've gone to at least 39 weeks with both kids so far, but realize that doesn't mean this one will stay in that long. We are traveling for Christmas and I'll get home just a day or so before I hit 34 weeks and I'm definitely worried about it! Glad they were able to stop it!