New Pregnancy Thread - October

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New Pregnancy Thread - October
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Wed, 10-17-2012 - 9:08pm

Does this work?  I haven't been able to post or see the end of a thread (like, get to the last post) since the board change over.  Wondering if we can post/reply if we start a brand new thread?  

Goodness... last time they changed things we didn't like the format/look of the boards, but at least they functioned!

Hope everyone is well!

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Tue, 10-23-2012 - 9:54am

Trying to jump in here - I miss my daily board fix!!

Mandy - yuk on the BP!  Hopefully it settles down and was just a fluke! 

Sandy - can't believe you're already and gender ultrasound time!  Glad you got your job situation worked out.  I know that has been a huge stressor for you.  Hopefully, everything is smooth sailing from here on out. 

Jess - I am so glad you like your new OB!  And that you don't have to induce until 40 weeks. 

I am truly, truly ready for this pregnancy to be over.  This is getting so hard and so insane.  My DH is working like a mad man right now, my DS is getting ALL KINDS OF PRE-TEEN DRAMA thrown his way (and therefore ours!), and DD has decided she likes to talk like a baby. 

Can I be done?

Jules - Happily married and Momma to DS, DD and expecting our Caboose Baby 11/24/2012


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Tue, 10-23-2012 - 9:50am

Mandy - Sorry for the high blood pressure. what was it? Just curious. I am sure it was just a fluke. Try not to worry about it and it will help. The less you can stress about it the lower your blood pressure will be. but if it's high they can put you on meds and monitor it right?Glad you got another ULtrasound.

I am really not looking forward to getting the bill for these weekly ultrasounds!! but it is what it is.

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Tue, 10-23-2012 - 7:36am

Mandy- So sorry to hear about your BP. I have chronic high BP so I am on meds already. So far it's good so hoping to keep it that way. It was good the whole way through with David.  Anyway hope it is not an issue for you at your next appt.

David Nicholas 12/5/09
Expecting a GIRL 3/23/13

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Mon, 10-22-2012 - 10:24pm
Well I had my appointment and I got some good and bad news... Good news was I got ANOTHER ultrasound!! :-) I saw the bean and it even moved a few times when she was trying to take measurements!!! :-) The HR is 170! And I am 8w4d according to ultrasound (2 days ahead of my due date). Bad news was my BP is WAY WAY HIGH! :-( I am sooo sad. It was a BEAUTIFUL low BP at my urgent appt last monday. So my OB thinks it is likely a fluke. But she said she will have the nutrition doctor I meet with next wed. check my BP again. (A part of the OB practivce). And if it is still high she will have to put my on meds. :-( I am under a ton of stress lately. And knowing that it was high stresses me out all in itself. :/ AND my next appt is Halloween afternoon and Haoween is one of THE MOST stressful days of the year. :/ So I hope that doesnt make it go high. I am really upset by that news. And hoping that it was a fluke. :/

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Mon, 10-22-2012 - 7:51pm

Now I tried to redo my siggie it was too big. So I tried to resize it through photobucket and it messed up so now I don't have a siggie. I guess I will have to try and do a new one I know Adrienne did the last one but I think she is due with her baby soon if she hasn't already had him. oh well. another frustrating thing on here.

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Expecting a GIRL 3/23/13

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Mon, 10-22-2012 - 4:32pm

Mandy - We did the eye goop stuff and didn't have an issue, but definitely if it's a concern discuss with your OB and like Ella said it's optional. We delayed the Hep B vac until we discussed it with our peds office. I think she ended up getting it at like 2 weeks instead of in the hospital. Definitely find a new OB if they don't want to listen to your concerns....

Ella - Yep I am getting close! I really can't believe it. I mean how did this happen. I had an appointment on Friday - Can't remember if I posted about that here or not with my new OB and she is amazing! She doesn't think she needs to induce before 40 weeks. They will induce me though if she isn't here by the 16th. But if they do induce they are talking about just stripping my membranes and possibly breaking my bag and sending me home. But all depends on my cervix. Friday they checked my cervix because I had to do the Group Strep test - which I am positive for. So definitely hooked up to the antibiotics in the IV again. but I am sure I will be on insulin again and have my IV tree as DH called it :) I was 1cm dilated on Friday.

Today I had an appointment and another US. The ultrasound went well. She took awhile to get the movements because little pineapple just wasn't as active, but she is making up for it the rest of the day. They found a little fluid in her left kidney that was high, around 10 something, but then when she was waiting for the movement Pineapple must have peed because it dropped down to 4.7. She still had to measure it and report it to my MW, but she didn't see any issues with it. They will watch it over the next few weeks and see how it goes and if it's a problem, but I am not going to worry about it.

this MW (Different than the one I normally see) though the same about induction, so I have three opinions all from the same place all saying the same thing, so it makes me feel good in my choice in practice.

She is head down and dropped a little so now it's just a waiting game. DH told her last night that she needs to either come now, or wait until after the first weekend in november so he can go deer hunting ;) I told her the same thing.

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Mon, 10-22-2012 - 3:41pm

I probably won't be posting as much since I still can't see posts on my phone (UGH!) I hope that gets fixed soon.

Anyway...I took the job offer from my old company. The deciding decision was FMLA and short term disability during my pregnancy and all my benefits went back to what they were. Plus when I called to accept the offer the pay is a lot more than I thought so I'm making a little more than I was before.

In baby news I have my gender ultrasound on Friday. We're taking David so this should be interesting. He wants a brother.  I also felt first movements today.  I don't remember how far I was with David. I guess they aren't kidding about forgetting things during pregnancy. But I guess if we didn't forget things we might not get pregnant again. My OB said I would start feeling sooner but I don't remember since I can't remember last time.

David Nicholas 12/5/09
Expecting a GIRL 3/23/13

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Mon, 10-22-2012 - 2:26pm
Ahhh! My post is all in one paragraph! There are no spaces...!!?!? Anyone know how I get those to appear?

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Mon, 10-22-2012 - 2:25pm
Mandy - yes, it's good to know that you have say in those decisions! No one should pressure you into doing anything you don't feel is right -- especially with things like formula supplementing!!?? That's really quite awful. But the eye goop and the Hep B also - they really are optional. I was told that it is a good idea to have the Hep B vacc before leaving the hospital if your baby will come into contact with a Hep B positive caregiver/family member. Otherwise, there is little risk in waiting until 2 or 3 months to do it. Also with the delayed cord clamping, that should be your decision as well. If you decide that's something that is important to you, write it in your birth plan. If your OB is unsupportive, maybe consider finding a new care provider. You might enjoy seeing a certified nurse-midwife if there is a practice within your network... just a thought :) Oh and GL at your appointment today - give us an update when you can! Sandy - GL on the job decisions! Nice that you have some options, even if you can't work from home anymore. Jess - you are so close girl!! How wonderful that baby's weight estimate wasn't too high. All signs point to letting you go into labor on your own so far, right? Here's hoping that trend continues! Waving HI to everyone else! I know I'm missing someone (or two or three!), I am doing these by memory and afraid I'll lose what I've written if I try to go back -- these changeovers are such a nuisance. But hopefully things will be resolved soon, I do know they are working hard to fix what "broke". AFM - I have my first appointment today, in like an hour actually. Excited to see my midwife and just get things started with my prenatal care. Eliza is coming with me, of course; that will be fun for her I think. NOT so excited to step on that scale, though... blahhhhhhh. :/

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Sun, 10-21-2012 - 10:08pm
YAY for an awsome appointment! And ITA I love sitting in the room taking it all in. This time will be more of a challenge...as the new baby will be in my room. So no nursery. We will be canging our room around so a corner will be all baby. :-) Tomorrow is my real appointment where I get to meet my OB. I also saw some interesting research online today about refusal of certain after birth procedures. Like the eye goop they put it. Its to treat STI/STDs but is only really needed if the mother is positive for any of them! Otherwise it just blurs their vision and can actually cause its own infections and side effects. I think I want to refuse this. I wil talk to myOB- cause some states actually dont allow you to refuse....dont know what CAs policy is. Another is cord clamping...that it is best to wait 2 to 5 mins or unti it stops pulsating. Not do it immediatly after birth. And the other is th Hep B vac. which I tried refusing for DD and they wouldnt let me leave without it...and I had such a rough delivery with DD that I was just over fighting it. I had already fought them on not supplementing with formula and they eventually gave it to her anyways. :-( I am hoping this hospital is more mommaand baby bonding friendy and not so procedure based. Anywhoo... Hi to everyone!! This newformat sucks! Sandy yay for the job!! Hope you figure which works best. :-)

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