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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Fri, 08-21-2009 - 9:58am

Cara - My DD starts Kindergarten on Monday. The best part about it is that her Pre-K teacher is now teaching Kindergarten and is her teacher again. I feel so much better since she understands my DD and knows her likes and dislikes already. Congratulations on the u/s! I know it is so comforting getting to see your baby.


Cheryl - I cannot wait to hear about your u/s on Tuesday. It is so fun and heart warming to see them on that screen. Is your DH really excited? Will he be able to go to the appointment?


Ash - I too would feel a little annoyed by that comment, but you know men think differently then us and don't really mean it to sound the way it does. Have fun in Berlin. I sure wish I traveled like you do.


Carly - It would be money well spent if you ask me.


AFM - Any of you who aren't experiencing m/s ever forget that you are pg? I have found that over the last few days I have completely forgot that I am pg and you would think that my fast growing bump would remind me. It completely slips my mind. I am not doing anything that I shouldn't while being pg, but I just forget I am sometimes. I have to say the only problem I am having right now is that my body aches a lot. I remember feeling like this in the 3T when your bones start to soften and your pelvis starts to shift to make room for the baby, but never in the 1T. I can barely walk without having that waddle already.

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Fri, 08-21-2009 - 2:04pm

Cara- I haven't tried the Unisom/B6, maybe I will have to and see if that seems to help the m/s any. Awww, I am so glad that McKenna liked Kindergarden. I know my niece is so excited to start in a few weeks.

Carly- I didn't even think twice when she offered to do a dating u/s. I know that it will give me so much peace of mind, even though I don't have any symptoms that would be of concern.

Ash- Thank you so much for the advice. I know I haven't been eating half of what I would normally eat, but I am drinking a ton of fluids. That makes me feel a lot better.

Jay- DH is so excited, he is so funny. He is going to be at the apt. He is going to be at every apt apparently. LOL. He is going to put in paperwork for FMLA so he can come to them all. He's to funny.

AFM- I am feeling a bit more human like today. I actually did some stuff around the house while watching the kids. I vacuumed the whole house and really cleaned the office an cleared off the dining room table. I feel much better. I can't stand clutter or a mess.

Tomorrow is my older sister (the one who is staying here) Bridal shower. Her two girls are really excited about it. I bought her a pots and pans set for her gift that she had on her registry. Most of my family is not coming because this will be her 2nd marriage, but her first was a quickie and never had a shower or anything like that so this time she really wanted to.

Sunday we have a birthday party for Kevin's second cousin. She just turned one. I had a lot of fun picking out an outfit and a toy for her. It is always fun when his family gets together. Hopefully I am not feeling to horribly bad either days. Also DH is having a bonfie on Saturday night so who knows how many people are going to be over here.

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Fri, 08-21-2009 - 6:02pm

Carly - Is there any way that you could find out how much the u/s would cost? I think that would help with the decision. I'd probably just go for it, but I'm a crazy nervous wreck in the 1T!

Ash - LOL at "good days" I definitely feel your pain there. Sometimes I wonder what the heck made me decide to do this all again, but then the girls do something cute or funny and it all comes flooding back! This to shall pass! And then hopefully it will be smooth sailing for us from here on out. :)

Jay - That is so neat about DD's teacher, it will make the transition super easy on her! I am giving you the dirtiest look I can muster on the "forgetting you're pregnant" comment. If only I didn't feel like crap 24/7!!! LOL. Sorry you're already feeling some of the aches and pains though!

Cheryl - I would definitely give it a shot. I threw up every day (sometimes more than once) when I didn't take it my last PGcy. I took it every other day so I really could feel the difference. Glad to hear you're feeling a big more human, I also have my moments of not feeling awful and it is so nice to have a break! Hope you have fun at the shower and birthday party. Busy weekend!

AFM - Not feeling as bad today as yesterday, but still not great. It usually takes until after lunch time for me to stop feeling like I'm on the verge of puking and then it lasts until about an hour after dinner. I'm counting my blessings because I had no "better time" with my last two.

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Fri, 08-21-2009 - 6:20pm

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?


IDK if its all the same but looking at my insurance paperwork so far, the billing price of my first u/s was only $250.

-Suzie :)

 

 

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Fri, 08-21-2009 - 6:32pm

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;)


I so get this!

-Suzie :)

 

 

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Fri, 08-21-2009 - 6:41pm

Any of you who aren't experiencing m/s ever forget that you are pg? I have found that over the last few days I have completely forgot that I am pg and you would think that my fast growing bump would remind me. It completely slips my mind. I am not doing anything that I shouldn't while being pg, but I just forget I am sometimes.


This doesn't usually happen to me because I've been definately having 1T symptoms, but the other day I was so busy and actually felt okay for a couple of hours that I realized I didn't feel pregnant.

-Suzie :)

 

 

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Sat, 08-22-2009 - 9:27am

Hi everyone!!

I have to say that this 1T Board makes posting sooo much more manageable!

Cara: I loved seeing the picture of your little bean! I know it was definitely worth it to have that done! I can't wait to see my little blob! Sorry you're feeling so crappy :(

Cheryl: Glad that you get to have a dating scan too (even though neither of us really need them!). So it's this week right?! Can't wait for you to post about it! Sorry you're feeling bad :(

Carly: That Centering... program sounds very cool! Glad your first appointment went well! For me, since I've been pretty anxious, I would definitely have the early u/s. I just can't imagine having to wait until 18 or so weeks to see it!

Hi everyone else!!

AFM: Other than the exhaustion and heartburn, I feel pretty good...for now. I know that I won't even be 6 weeks until tomorrow, so the worst is yet to come...My doctor says that the worst (exhaustion-wise) is between 8-10 weeks, so I'm dreading that. But there is a 3-day weekend in there, so at least I'll have a little rest. He told me I can take Zantac for my heartburn, but I haven't bought any yet. Just lots of Tums right now.

The PG Brain has definitely kicked in too...I spent 20 min. looking for my phone in my classroom this week...Looked everywhere! Finally, I gave up and figured it was in my car. Later I went to get my lunch from the refrigerator in the teachers' lounge, and there was my phone. In the refrigerator. WTH?!

Be Well!

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Mon, 08-24-2009 - 3:39am

Heather- I haven't found these last two weeks to be any different then previous weeks in terms of exhaustion- so I wouldn't worry too much.


In fact I think most of these ideas can be taken with a grain of salt in terms of when you will feel worst,etc. Every pregnancy is just so different and doctors still haven't even figured out WHY we have morning sickness (there are a few theories). In fact it is quite interesting how much of pregnancy is still sort of a mystery to doctors and scientists- well interesting to me at least:D


I threw up twice last night which sucked- but I felt the worst for DH. We had been planning on having sex and of course afterwards I just did not feel like going for it at all. But hopefully today works out a bit better:)


My appt got pushed up to Wed. since Thomas is out of town on Thursday. I'm very excited- I am hoping for an U/S that looks like a baby and not a blob :D


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Mon, 08-24-2009 - 10:14am

Cara – You are so funny. I knew when I wrote it that I would get no sympathy on comment. I took DD to her first day of school and I looked at her class roster and a lot of the kids in her last class are in her new one. It makes me feel better since she does have some speech delays and these kids have already gotten accustomed to her and hopefully won’t make fun of her. You can’t protect them all the time, but you sure do your best trying to. I hope you start to feel better soon. What’s the saying “every pregnancy is different”? Well I know you wish that would hold true right now and you didn’t have to feel like crap like you did with the girls. Hang in there!!


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Mon, 08-24-2009 - 12:28pm

Ash - I'm sorry your plans got nixed last night. But I have to say I'm kind of jealous you can even *think* about having sex. I feel so bad I couldn't even fathom trying, although I do dream about it at times. ;o) I hope you and Thomas get a good view of your little one on Wednesday!

Jay - You are not kidding that I wish that "every pregnancy is different" saying applied to me! Although if I didn't feel awful I would be so sure something was wrong and I'd be filled with worry. Can't win! That is so exciting that DD has a lot of her friends already in the class. My DD only knew one other little girl, but she seems to be adjusting fine. This is day #3. Glad you found some good, comfy pants. That can be so hard.

AFM - I'm just waiting for the day when I start to feel better! I want out of the first trimester! LOL. Realistically I know I probably won't start feeling better for another 8-10 weeks, but I just can't focus on that, I will go crazy.

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