First Trimester Chat August

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First Trimester Chat August
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Tue, 08-18-2009 - 1:55pm

Here is the place to talk about things specifically related to the first trimester:)

There is still going to be a general pregnancy chat so no one should feel left out or anything like that- just thought this would help with the huge amount of posts in one thread, which can be overwhelming.



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Wed, 08-19-2009 - 5:09pm
Thanks Cheryl! Glad to hear you will be getting an u/s soon. It is so fun and the wait isn't going to be too long.
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Wed, 08-19-2009 - 6:27pm

Heather and Cheryl - So glad to hear that you had good first appts and that you both get an early ultrasound! That's so exciting. And yes, mine was today, see below. :)

Carly and Ash - Good luck with your upcoming appts.

Jay - Glad to see you over here! I responded to you on the other thread.

AFM - I got to see the baby today!!! It had a strong heartbeat of 154 and measured 7w 3d which is a day ahead of where I think I am so very close. I'm so relieved to know there is just one, it's in the right place and has a strong heartbeat. (Picture attached below). It was so worth the $50 for a little peace of mind, especially since I have two more weeks until my FIRST appt with my m/w and I don't think she'd order an u/s since I'm sure of my dates.

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Thu, 08-20-2009 - 7:37am
So glad that you had such a great U/S Cara!!! Congrats on seeing the heartbeat:)



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Registered: 03-29-2008
Thu, 08-20-2009 - 7:24pm
Yay for a good appointment!

-Suzie :)

 

 

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Thu, 08-20-2009 - 7:26pm
Ohhhh, Cara!

-Suzie :)

 

 

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Thu, 08-20-2009 - 7:27pm

Carly- How did your first apt go today?

Cara- Yay!! I am so glad you had such a great ultrasound. I can't wait for mine on Tuesday. How have you been feeling?

AFM- I have been feeling awful. The M/S has really picked up. I know have to force myself to eat because I know the baby needs it, not because I want to eat. I've been totally exhausted. This weekend I slept in until 11am both day. I feel bad because I want to be doing things around the house, but it is all I can do to just stay awake and watch my nieces and nephew during the day. I can't wait until I have some energy again.

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Thu, 08-20-2009 - 7:56pm

Cheryl - I'm feeling the same. The m/s was really bad this morning. The ONLY thing that keeps me from puking is taking the Unisom/B6 every night. But that's the norm for me. I can't wait for the 1T to be over, although mine lasted until 16 weeks the first time and 18 weeks the second. Can't wait to hear about your u/s on Tuesday!

Suzie - No boy vibes. LOL. I find it really hard to imagine a baby that's not a girl!

Carly - How was your appt?

AFM - McKenna started Kindergarten today!! She loved it and did great. It is such a bittersweet time for me though! I have been feeling so bad today, which didn't help either.

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Registered: 12-28-2005
Thu, 08-20-2009 - 10:37pm

cara and cheryl - i'm so sorry you two are feeling so awful...i'm terrified that will be me in a couple of weeks! my appointment went well! i got a "goody bag" full of information leaflets and fliers for different programs, and two specimen cups so i can bring my FMU to the next few appointments, lol. i'm going to be trying out this "centering pregnancy" program offered by my family practice...a group of us with similar due dates meet for an hour before each appointment and take each others measurements and vitals and have an open discussion about how we're feeling, etc, and the CNM will be there to answer questions and give us info and tidbits of advice (she said it should actually cover anything i'd learn in prenatal classes). then after we all deliver we'll have a little post-natal party where we can meet each others' babies, lol.

she gave us the option of having a "dating" ultrasound, but she knows all about charting and trusts my O date as long as i do. i'm not sure if i should bite. i mean, i want to (for peace of mind, see the heartbeat, etc), but i know i'd have to pay some of the cost out of pocket. my insurance covers maternity- and prenatal-related stuff just like any other medical condition, and medical imaging is 90% covered, so i'd have to pay the other 10% OOP. i don't know. WDYT?

sorry for the lack of personals tonight...i'm just so friggin beat it isn't funny. i slept from the time i got home at quarter after 6 till after 9, and now i'm so ready to drag my sorry butt back to bed.








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Registered: 04-03-2008
Fri, 08-21-2009 - 12:29am

Cheryl- You don't have to eat if you don't feel good- baby is getting all the nutrition it needs from you just so. As long as you are drinking water you are good to go.

Of course not eating anything will make you feel worse but don't feel that you need to eat a large amount or even half as much as you used to. My doctor said it was totally fine to lose weight in the first semester due to m/s and that you gain it all back in the 2nd and 3rd, so not to worry.



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Fri, 08-21-2009 - 12:43am

Jaquedia- I'm glad the birthday party was a success! You looked SO good!!!!

Carly- I would definitely do it. Later on you will be happy you did. Seeing the heartbeat relaxed me in a huge way- and if you are one of the lucky ladies who doesn't get m/s it may be very comforting later on as well.

Cara- Wow! Kindergarten is such a big step- I'm glad she loved it:)

AFM- We are going to Berlin for the weekend so I probably won't be here. I slept terribly but am hoping for a somewhat good day.

I got annoyed yesterday when Thomas told someone on the phone that I have "good" days- I was like- I don't remember having a good day, when did I have a good day?!! I just remember going between feeling like I was going to die and just feeling miserable- and he was like yeah- a good day so to speak;)

Anyhoo on a more positive note my boobs have definitely grown which is a lot of fun:D Although they are a bit itchy they aren't really too sensitive which is great.



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