Pregnancy Chat - December

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Pregnancy Chat - December
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Tue, 12-06-2011 - 7:22am

I don't know how to get this started, so I'm sure someone can come by and fix my work :)

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Mon, 12-12-2011 - 8:03am
So a little update from me... I've been having a rough couple of days lately. (mostly TMI following) First of all, I've always been on the side of "constipation" as far as BM go. But with this pregnancy things have reached a ridiculous point! I'm going every 4 days!!!! So far I managed to help it with diet (and believe me, I've tried everything!!!!!). Well, last week I had my last BM on monday... and then nothing.... By saturday I felt horrible. Plus I had been eating so much fiber to help things along... and I think it had begun to ferment (?) I felt like I was going to burst!!!!!! Anyways. On sunday I had it, and called my Dr. and told him I was desperate, so he finally caved in and prescribed me a mild laxative... I don't plan to make a habit out of it, but if I ever go over 5 days again, I will take it!!! Also, I've been "braxton-hickins" like nuts!! I keep trying to remember what it was like in my last pregnancy, but I can't remember... Some of those cx are even a tiny bit painful, but since those are rare and don't follow any kind of pattern, the Dr. still thinks it's not a matter of concern... yeah, well, but they freak me out anyways!! And last... I think I am leaking drops of pee.... disgusting, I know!!! Every few hours, I feel wet and when I go check there is a little drop of fluid, too clear to be CM... This has been going on for some weeks now, but yesterday a new idea hit me... "what if my water is leaking????" I started totally freaking out, thinking it could be amniotic fluid and that my baby could get an infection. MIL realized something was wrong (I have a glass face like they say), and I finally gathered the courage to tell her my fears (both the cx and the leaks). DH came in in the middle of the story and got really upset that I had been holding all those worries inside and demanded that I called the OB immediately. So I did... but after going over charming characteristics like smell, color, amount of liquid and frequency, he said it is just little drops of urine... Besides it has been going on for several weeks and the baby showed no signs of anything wrong in the last u/s. It is a huge relief, but it also makes me feel really embarrased!!!!! And of course I probably just won the award for most annoying patient in the world, calling the Dr. twice during a weekend to ask about body fluids.... I really don't know why I am so anxious this time around... last time it was my first pregnancy and I was way more relaxed about everything!!!

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Mon, 12-12-2011 - 7:30am
No peak until the Dr orders a new ultrasound. We discussed doing another u/s out of our pocket. But honestly, it's super expensive, and although we would like to k now the gender for sure, it's not a matter of life and death anymore.

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Fri, 12-09-2011 - 10:32am

Jenny - Yes, I've been trying to avoid taking Prilosec, but it looks like I'm not going to have a choice before too long.


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Thu, 12-08-2011 - 10:30am

Name/SO Name: Mari/Mati

How many weeks are you? 24w, 5d

Any exciting dates/appointments this month? Nope, I already had it.

For those who have a bit longer to go:

What's on your to-do list to get ready for baby this month? We are having Fede's 2 year birthday party this month. As for the new baby, we are going to buy the crib next saturday. I'm kind of excited because with Fede, we had mostly stuff belonging to other babies in the family, and although I am grateful for the help they gave us, it is nice to get something so special as the crib brand new.

How are you feeling? ehh... Mostly well, but I must confess that I am really struggling with the heat. Also I feel so huge for only 24 weeks... and I really can feel that my body is not as tight and fit as it was last pregnancy. BUT I really shouldn't complain, since none of those are real problems.

Do you know the gender yet? It seems like it is a girl, but they couldn't be sure.

If you don't know are you thinking pink or blue? I am feeling pink, but we'll see.

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Thu, 12-08-2011 - 12:32am

Natalie - We're hoping to move sometime between Feb-May.

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Thu, 12-08-2011 - 12:16am

I’m going to try to keep up this month, but don’t count on it!

Jenny – I’m sorry you’re not feeling well, I hope you get better soon!


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Thu, 12-08-2011 - 12:07am

Name/SO Name: Natalie/Amos

How many weeks are you? 29.5

Any exciting dates/appointments this month? Nothing exciting, although I am meeting with a midwife and thinking about switching to her.


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Wed, 12-07-2011 - 3:49pm

I had my appt with MFM and an u/s today. Everything went great as far as the appt with the MFM. I am measuring 34 weeks at the moment. No wonder people (strangers) keep asking me if I am do any minute. So far I have gained 17 lbs, which considering I am carrying twins is not that bad. I am not swollen, BP is fine, and urine is fine. So we are good.

During the u/s, they checked for the babies growth and Baby A (Samuel) is weighing 1lb 15oz and baby B (Ivan) is weighing 1lb 13oz. Cervix has held up for the past few weeks but they will still monitor me closely for that. They were moving the whole time so the tech could not get the echo and other measurements that they needed. So that means on the 22nd, they'll try to get those measurements again. And I'll see the MFM again Jan 5th.

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Wed, 12-07-2011 - 3:25pm

Hi ladies. I don't have an idea of how to copy all the tickers here. Sorry I can't be of help.

Jenny - Sorry you are still not feeling up to par. My dh got food poisoning from Monday night till yesterday. He called in as well yesterday. Miraculously, I didn't get sick. I don't know how because I ate the same salmon he did, which we are blaming for his sickness.

Name/SO Name: Leila/Gery

How many weeks are you? 25

Any exciting dates/appointments this month? Next OB appt is on the 19th and u/s on the 22nd.

For those who have a bit longer to go:

What's on your to-do list to get ready for baby this month? Baby Shower is this Saturday. I can't wait. My mom and sister with my nieces are coming tomorrow night and staying until Sunday. Then, I imagine little by little we have to get anything we didn't get at the baby shower so we can get the nursery ready.

How are you feeling? I am feeling well for the most part with the exception of sciatica pains. Not fun. Cervix length has held up for the past few weeks so I hope it continues to behave.

Do you know the gender yet? Two adorable little boys

If you don't know are you thinking pink or blue?

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Wed, 12-07-2011 - 10:53am

Name/SO Name: Jenny/James

How many weeks are you? 17

Any exciting dates/appointments this month? I have an appointment with a new doctor I am considering on the 13th, otherwise, my doctor I have now isn't until Jan 3rd.

For those who have a bit longer to go: I'd like to get to the baby stores to check out the things we registered for online and complete the resigteries.

What's on your to-do list to get ready for baby this month? Cleaning and organizing and packing!

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