July Grad Updates

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July Grad Updates
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Sun, 07-15-2012 - 6:57pm


How are all our grads doing? Update when you can!

When are ya due? Still nursing? Latest and greatest?

Lilypie Pregnancy tickers
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Registered: 06-01-2004
Fri, 08-10-2012 - 2:40am
:smileyhappy: So very glad for you! Now enjoy that growing belly and keep in touch!
Jasmine
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Registered: 05-17-2009
Thu, 08-09-2012 - 8:34am

thank you so much :smileyhappy: everything went great! baby looks good and no sign of bleed. we are so relieved.!! dr was wonderful and so reassuring. we even got some 3D pictures which we never had before - so cool! after apt, DH and I had a two night getaway just the two of us, 1st time since DS#2 was born...very relaxing and very much needed. thanks for the good thoughts, I really appreciate it!

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Registered: 06-01-2004
Wed, 08-08-2012 - 1:47am
Any updates? I have been thinking of you and hoping, hoping, hoping that things are looking good and baby bean is happy in there . Let me know when you can. Big hugs and healthy baby vibes,
Jasmine
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Registered: 05-17-2009
Thu, 08-02-2012 - 8:09am

wahine- congrats on your baby!!! I am so happy for you that all the waiting and apts are over and you can just enjoy being with your little one!

Jasmine- how exciting to see AF on her way back...I am interested to see how things go over the next few months! :smileywink:

Natalie- you look amazing and I am inspired by your calm :smileyhappy:

I am 12 weeks today. At 9 weeks we had initial pregnancy visit and u/s where baby measured 1 day ahead. unfortunately a subchorionic bleed was found. I was just so sad since there was also one on the last pregnancy we lost. It can resolve itself but I was just really hoping for no issues as you can imagine. getting to 9 weeks was tough after a loss and I really wanted the peace of mind to feel positive. I went back at 11weeks for heartbeat check and heart is still beating so that is good ..... oy the heartache and emtion I have felt over the past months has been rough I dont think I could do this again... we opted for the 1st trimester screening which we have not done before, just to get another u/s and see how everything is going and that apt is on monday. DS#2 turned 2 a few days ago and has just about weaned. BFing was quite painful and after finding out about the bleed I began to say no here and there. dr said that theoretically uterine contractions could worsen the bleed although there was really no evidence. sometimes I would say it was broken and he was just fine with that. I had some nausea weeks 6-10ish which was the worst of any preganacy and that was very reassuring but it has since gone away and I dont have much other symptoms but some headaches. I have a small bump as I am petite to begin with so I am sure friends and family suspect although we have not told anyone yet.... I am praying that monday is all good news and I will start feeling better and enjoy it!!

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Tue, 07-31-2012 - 4:24pm
You look fabulous! So glad things are going well and that you are feeling great. May the next 12 weeks be smooth!
Lilypie Pregnancy tickers
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Registered: 09-07-2009
Fri, 07-27-2012 - 11:45am

28 Week Update

Hi all! So I'm 28 weeks pregnant with #3, up until this week ive had an unassisted pregnancy and its been great. I feel well and am so much happier than when i was carrying my other two as im not being poked, prodded, monitored, managed etc. Ive had a few wobbles but I have managed to reassure myself by trusting my instincts.

Bump is moving loads, much more than with my other two. Im pretty sure there is just one baby in there :smileyhappy:

This week I had the first "intervention", an anti-D injection because I am Rh-ve blood type. I did a lot of reading and research into the risks v benefits and decided it was for me. The midwife managed to get the injection for me by using my previous hospital notes (as the hospital wanted me to have a blood test to confirm my blood type but I felt that was unnecessary).

The midwife came to our home and was very supportive with regard to our unassisted birth plans. She explained the best way to go about getting a birth certificate without having paramedics, ambulances and a team of midwives showing up at our front door, spoiling our precious early days. And also told me that she has just visited another lady who had had a freebirth and of another planning to do so anytime now. Its good to know Im not alone in my choices withing our local area and the midwives have encountered it before.

I have been very happy this week as we now have a plan that we are comfortable with and are in the process of following it through. Im fine, baby is fine and birthday is going to be awesome :smileyhappy: i just KNOW it!

We have set up everything we need for baby at home, hired a birth pool, starting hynopbirth sessions and i am really looking forward to enjoying the thrid trimester and meeting baby :smileyhappy:

Also nursing wise, #2 who is now 16 months stopped nursing a few weeks ago she was only giving a couple of sucks then losing interest. I hand expressed but all i seem to have is colostrum which she obviously doesnt like the taste of. I wasnt sure if i was ready to give up feeding her but we have been having lots of cuddles and she can always go back to it when baby is here and my milk comes back in.

We are not planning on #3 being our last baby but ive been thinking about trying out at least a 2 year age gap between this one and the next! We shall see :smileywink: sure i will be back on with the charting in Januray 2013.

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Re: July Grad Updates
Wed, 07-25-2012 - 7:34pm

So confirmed AF 15 months? I'm already dreading never TTC again and having to deal with AF until "the big change". While I think I'm feeling a little blue about being done with this time in our lives, I think I'm also really relieved. This week is the first week since we got pregnant... in NOVEMBER.. that I haven't had a doctor's appointment or 2 to go to, so this is really really nice and peaceful.

I love being pregnant and feeling those lil' ones grow and kick all around, but I really can't justify going through it all again given how bumpy or pregnancies have been. I don't even think our doctors would really even recommend it.  :smileysad:  I think I'm more bummed about how much I stink at carryin' kids in utero!  I do like to do everything very well and to stink at something so basic is rough.

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