Pregnancy Chat - *J*U*L*Y*

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Pregnancy Chat - *J*U*L*Y*
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Sat, 06-30-2012 - 9:31pm

Please let me know if your tickers need to be updated! - Christine

 

Elyse - August 9th, 2012 - TEAM BLUE!

Ash - August 25th, 2012 - TEAM BLUE!

Jennifer - August 27th, 2012 - TEAM BLUE!

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Lorien - September 24th, 2012 - TEAM GREEN!

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Liz - October 9th, 2012 - TEAM GREEN!

Jamie - October 9th, 2012 - TEAM BLUE!

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Sara - October 22nd, 2012 - TEAM BLUE!

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Adrienne - November 7th, 2012 - TEAM BLUE!

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Cheryl- November 9th, 2012 - TEAM BLUE!

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Jessica - November 17th, 2012 - TEAM PINK!

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Jules - November 24th, 2012 - TEAM PINK!

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 Em -  November 26th, 2012- TEAM PINK!

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Shawn - November 29th, 2012 - TEAM PINK!

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Sandy - March 21st, 2013 - TEAM YELLOW!

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Cassie/CJ (cassiejune) - March 29th, 2013 - TEAM YELLOW!

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Sun, 07-29-2012 - 9:08am
I'm so sorry Cassie. I agree you should call and/or go in. You never know. Hope it turns out for the best.((hugs))

Shawn 
Mom to DS, July 2009
Expecting our little girl after three m/c - EDD 11/29/12

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Sun, 07-29-2012 - 12:10pm
(((hugs))) Cassie. Hoping for the best!

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


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Sun, 07-29-2012 - 7:12pm

Liz--Haha about being preggie together in five years!  Sounds like a plan!  I just hope baby fever doesn't get me before then.   I have a feeling I'm one of those women who starts wanting another when baby turns one.  Even though logically/every other way I REALLY WANT TO WAIT but damn hormones might plague me, we'll see.

Sandy-I KWYM.  After having a m/c before Jamey and then needing progesterone to stay pregnant with him I was literally FREAKING OUT until I could get bloodwork done this time.  Becoming a total hormonal b*tch seems to be one of my first pregnancy symptoms anyway and I was havign serious anxiety needing to see a HB and know everything was okay.  So I definitely relate.  Hopefully you'll get some peace of mind soon.

Ash--Thanks about the nursing.  It's gotten better already actually.  I think it might have been due a lot to getting all 4 canines in recently--I always have pain after teeth come in and I'm always a little surprised by it.  And even the stabbing pains have gotten a lot less--though after getting used to floppy little A/B cups I'm still amazed by the huge rack I have going on now, LOL.  I'm sure the stabbing pains were due to something happening with the growth but thankfully they seem to have stopped growing for the moment, hehe.

Cassie--I'm really hoping that things turn out to be okay.   I've been thinking of you and hoping for the best.  (((HUGS))) I'm so sorry you are going through this either way.

AFM--Kicks have recently gotten REALLY painful and strong!  What is he even DOING in there?!  I don't see how he's going to get like 4X bigger in the next 3 months.  Probably by making me miserable at the end like Jamey did!  ;-) I'm actually a little nervous because I've been so much stricter with a GF diet this time than I was with Jamey.  Which means he was probably slightly growth restricted and he was still 8.5 lbs and 23.5 inches.  What if Jude is bigger?  I'm honestly completely unconcerned about BIRTHING a bigger baby . . . but I just can't imagine CARRYING a bigger baby--the last month of my pregnancy was such hell and I'm one who remembers things with rose-colored glasses.  So the fact that I'm already getting super painful kicks and movements . . . well I am frankly concerned.  LOL

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Sun, 07-29-2012 - 8:38pm
Thanks Adrienne, I have just been trying to take it easy around here. I am going to call my NP first thing in the morning and hopefully they will get me in. I think it has slowed down some.. but its hard to tell since its really only there when I wipe or when I pee. My mom told me she had bleeding with me...

My biggest scare is I really can't go on light duty. There is no one to do my job and we already have 3 officers on LD. I am also the breadwinner, which we have savings so that isn't a terrible big deal but I am the insurance carrier. :smileysad: I just hope its either a fluke and it quits.. like maybe I have the vanishing twin thing or that if it really is over it goes on and does what it needs to do. I don't feel bad other then being tired. I get some semi cramping now and then but nothing terrible. So I am so confused. Hopefully we will know one way or another tomorrow.

 Cassie 

     

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Sun, 07-29-2012 - 11:44pm

I think it is a really good sign that it's been light like that.  That does not sound like a m/c to me which would get worse and worse and you'd have serious cramping and be passing big clots.  I don't know think necessarily you would have to go on light duty from spotting . . . see what your doc says.   You might have to take it easy for a couple weeks but then be fine after that or something . . . anyway I am very glad that it has been light and very hopeful for you tomorrow.  Hope you see a nice healthy heartbeat in there right away.   ((HUGS))

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Mon, 07-30-2012 - 6:42am
Cassie - I had a fair amount of bright red bleeding (even with a few clots here and there) during the first 10 or so weeks I was pregnant. It turns out I have a cervical polyp which was being aggravated by physical exertion/contact (sex, working out, etc.)

It's possible you have something similar? I think if the bleeding has slowed down and not gotten heavier and heavier, there's definitely a chance this isn't a miscarriage. (((hugs))) I really hope you get good news today. You're definitely in my thoughts.

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Mon, 07-30-2012 - 7:27am

Ash - Sorry Teddy got you guys sick! I remember my sister complaining about that for a couple years with her daughter. Fiona would come down with something which would barely slow her down for a minute, and then my sister and her husband would be sick as dogs from it for days.

Glad Teddy's tagesmutter is back soon from her vacation. I'm sure the break to rest or just get stuff done on the days she's with him will be wonderful for you.

Adrienne - I appreciate all your thoughts on sex-after-baby. It's definitely an area where I will need to just let go a bit and see how it goes. I know being on restriction from intercourse during a fair amount of my pregnancy was really hard on me....yeah, we could do (and did) "other stuff," but for me it just wasn't the same after awhile. It didn't reconnect us in the same way or make me feel as intimate as the "real deal." But we'll see, I obviously can't have any idea at this point how I will feel 6 weeks post-baby, 6 months post-baby, etc.

I will say though, when I've had times of lower libido (during law school/bar study was a biggie from the stress), I've viewed sex kind of like exercise. Yeah, I might not be in the mood to do it, but sometimes I just push myself to do it anyway because I know once I get going and particularly afterward I'll feel SO good and be so glad I got off my lazy duff. So in the back of my head is that as a "plan" of sorts once I'm physically healed. I call it "taking one for the team" as if I'm doing dh a favor....but really it's mostly for me. It's because *I* feel so much better, happier, more relaxed, closer to him, in tune with my body, etc. afterward.

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Mon, 07-30-2012 - 8:37am
Jamie- I wouldn't worry too much about the sex stuff. If you enjoyed it before the chances that that would change are pretty darn low. I know for us having a baby didn't really change anything, at least not in any dramatic way. Of course the first few months I wasn't up for much but I had a baby who cried all the time and who only slept on me for 90 minute stretches- I can't imagine that many people are up for much in that situation LOL. As soon as we were getting more sleep we were back to before :smileyhappy:

AFM- Tomorrow Teddy is finally back at the Tagesmutter. Oh my gosh, I am thrilled. It has been almost 2 months since the month before I was with him in the States and I just know it will be great for him to get some more intensive time with other kids and for me to finally get stuff done that just can't be coordinated that well with a very active toddler. Like finally registering at the hospital :smileyvery-happy: It is just a formality (last time when I had to go to the hospital from the birth center I wasn't registered and it was no problem) but still I am excited about registering as I think it makes it even more real that there are just a few weeks to go. I also have another dr appt on Wednesday and I am excited to hear baby on the doppler, and to be at the new doctor whose appts don't include hours of wait time!
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Mon, 07-30-2012 - 10:16am

So, I mentioned this stabbing pain I keep getting in my last post, but it's getting worse. I literally can't do anything except walk without setting it off, and DH says I make horrible faces. My best guess is some muscle separation, but a friend last night mentioned a possible hernia. Any other suggestions? I have a m/w appointment Wednesday morning, so I do plan to bring it up then. I'm just really dreading the next two months when it hurts to pick up Peter, walk the dog, vacuum, stretch, etc.


Oh, and since Adrienne asked, here's a picture from last Friday. I wanted to get a good camera shot over the weekend, but DH is bad with the camera.

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Mon, 07-30-2012 - 10:51am

Jamie, as the other girls said, try not to worry.

Personally things have been really different this time that with Fede. With Fede's PP, I was back in my usual high libido at probably 6 weeks pp... And it stayed like that. This time, Julia is almost 5 months and I'm still not 100% like it used to be... I suppose it doesn't help that I'm really stressed with other stuff (house loan, DH's job, etc...) I know we've discussed this before, and it seems like for both of us, stress is the real killer, not hormones. Also, this time around I see more changes in my body than before, and it makes me insecure to the point where I don't want to take my clothes in front of DH.

I'm also one to "take one for the team", of course not if it hurts or if I'm really NOT in the mood, but if I'm so-so... I'll do it, just like you, I usually feel so much better afterwards. Besides DH always has something nice to say about my body (specially  my boobs, which I think look awful and he thinks gorgeous (?!)). And little by little it is helping me to go back to normal.

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