September Chit Chat

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Thu, 09-01-2011 - 3:27pm

Ok thought i would start a September board..

----"Never give up on something that you can't stop thinking about every second of every day."----

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Thu, 09-01-2011 - 7:33pm
Not much going on with me either, which when you are pregnant is a good thing. Baby measuring 2 weeks ahead and weighing in at 5 lb 5 oz. Doc thinks I am going to have a c-section due to the size of the baby:(. I told DH that around 37 weeks we are DTD at least every night. We'll have to be a little creative in that department with my protruding belly-ha. Supposedly the sperm release a chemical that can get things shak'in..

Chris-looking forward to your update tomorrow..
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Fri, 09-02-2011 - 8:27am

Chris- Can you believe its September already? You don't have too much longer:smileywink: To answer your question......no I did not have an anterior placenta w/DD. That's why it freaks me out so much. W/ DD I felt her pretty early considering it was my 1st pregnancy and she had a "schedule" by now. With the anterior placenta, it acts as a pillow between you and the baby. The u/s tech said that I will start to feel more in a couple of weeks. My friend had this and she didn't feel anything until 22 weeks.

Peanut- wow! that will be a big baby! Big babies are soooooo cute though:smileywink:I am "trying" to make this one not as big as DD was though (10lbs4oz).....if that's even possible. After she was born we had a scare w/ her blood sugar. How accurate do you think the u/s is? I heard the same thing about sperm.......so if your up to it by then go for it:smileyhappy:

 

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Fri, 09-02-2011 - 11:20pm
Havinfaith- did you have DD vaginally??

peanut4beans- My good friend just had a 9 lb, 14 oz. baby vaginally. It was her first, but her labor was only 6 hours and she pushed him out in 4 pushes. The Dr. said that if they'd known how big he'd be, he would have recommended a C-sec., but she got him out just fine. So hard to know how it will all go though! He measured under 9 lbs. on the U/S the week before....it's all such a guessing game!

 

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Sat, 09-03-2011 - 12:01pm
Is it just size that are making them say a c-section is the way to go? I would probably push for a vaginal birth if they'd allow it, my first was vaginal and my recovery was so much better.
They asked me how I want to deliver this time and I have not decided yet. I figure the babies will probably decide for me (if not in position, I'll have to have a repeat c-section). If a vaginal birth looks possible I'll be tempted to try, knowing it's possible I'll have to have a c-section anyway.
No matter how a baby is delivered the only thing that matters is that mom and baby are healthy.
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Mon, 09-05-2011 - 12:22pm

Sarah - Are

----"Never give up on something that you can't stop thinking about every second of every day."----

Chris 

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Tue, 09-06-2011 - 8:50am
Chris - so glad your little guy is doing well. At 3lb, he is a lot of room to move out of that stubborn breech position before delivery. My GD shouldn't be affecting baby either, my numbers are consistantly good. The peri just thinks I simply produce 'big' babies and it may have nothing to do with the GD. I am so hoping I can do a VBAC, but it is really all up to the baby. The OB won't induce me so I just have to wait and see if the little one decides to let me have a whirl at it. Your Peri does indeed sound awesome. It is so nice to feel acknowledged about everything we have gone thru to get to this poing.

AFM - I see the Peri again tomorrow so probably will get another estimate on the size. I go every week now until delivery. Baby seems to really kick it into high gear between 2am-4am, and the kicks are not so gentle anymore - lol.

Sarah - I've never known anyone personally who delivered twins vaginally. I honestly didn't think they even let you try because of the possible risks involved. My friend was pg with twins last year and she knew from the getgo that she was having a c-section and didn't even get an option. You'll know what is best for you and the babies and go with that.

Hope everyone had a great long weekend...
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Tue, 09-06-2011 - 11:46am

peanut4beans ~ I was surprised how off the u/s can be on weight.

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Tue, 09-06-2011 - 12:54pm
Chris- I’m glad your peri is sensitive to all that you went through, sadly as you've noticed it's rare. Mine is okay, he’s really good at his job and supportive of my choices but I don’t mesh well with him on a personal level.

Peanut- I wish your little guy would let you get some sleep! All that kicking, but at least you know he’s doing well! One of my friends had her twins vaginally, but they were both head down, so that made it less risky than other presentations. I’m thankful that my hospital is a teaching/research hospital so is more comfortable with this type of thing, but know in most areas I wouldn’t have the option.

Caryn- Sorry about your dog, that is always so hard. I do love Chihuahuas, they are really sweet, DH had a bad experience though and won't let me get one. I have little advice for ditching the bedtime bottle- I’m very guilty of this with the boys, it’s the only way to get them down without screaming. I guess just go for it and see how it goes, my first actually took it pretty well, but he had been used to nursing and then being put down, so maybe that made losing the bottle easier. If she seems to really be struggling maybe give it a bit more time, IMHO mama knows better than doctor ;)

AFM- Labor day weekend was full of work! Did a lot of cleaning in the garage, set up our new aquarium and DH hurt his foot so I was doing most of the baby care. I’m 14 ½ weeks, feeling pretty good other than the killer headaches I’ve been having. Appointment this Friday, and scheduling for my anatomy scan- Super excited for that.
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Tue, 09-06-2011 - 11:03pm
Caryn~ So sorry to hear about your dog! That's so hard :(. I hope your other dog is okay and that all of you are okay! My DD is on the "big girl" routine now at 18 months. Dinner, play, bath, book, bed. She didn't seem to notice that we didn't nurse anymore before bed. She transitioned pretty easily, as long as we continued to snuggle in the rocking chair with a book before bed...that gave her the snuggle time she needed. Good luck...I know those changes are hard!

Peanut/housewifey~ I know 3 different people who had their twins vaginally. It's actually fairly common where I live...but my hospital only has a 15% c-sec rate and a 50% epideral rate. I think it's getting to be more and more common these days...depends on the Dr. though and the facility. I hope it all goes as you'd like housewifey!

AFM~ I am just doing the DHEA right now. We are planning a Nov. cycle...prob. around Thanksgiving. Looking forward to it and dreading it at the same time...you know how that is!

Take care all!

 

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Thu, 09-08-2011 - 9:04am
Caryn - so sorry to hear about your dog :( We had our cat for 1 year and he passed away and that was hard. It's strange but I think they can sense when you are happy/sad and respond accordingly. When I have my bad days, the dog just jumpts up and snuggles by me as if she is trying to make me feel better. Once again, so sorry:(

Trr16 - can't wait to follow you through your November cycle. It will be here before ya know it!

Sarah - Wow, sounds like you had one busy weekend! Looking forward to your u/s update. I watched a 'Baby Story' yesterday and there was a couple who had 5 children under the age of 4 and it reminded me of what your househould will be like - busy, busy:)

Chris - Hope all is well with you.

Havinfaith - You and me with these 'big' babies - Ha. Hopefully, this go around we can both get just a 'wee bit' smaller one. I was at the store with my teenager this weekend buying diapers. I picked up the 'newborn' size, and she looked at me and said "Really Mom, those will never fit", so I put them down and got a size 1 - lol.

AFM - Not much going on this week. Next week OB appt, and another growth scan.

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