Pregnancy Chat--September

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Pregnancy Chat--September
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Wed, 09-01-2010 - 2:45pm
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Mon, 09-13-2010 - 2:24pm

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Mon, 09-13-2010 - 3:02pm

Molly: I had no blood work with any of my 3. Well blood work confirming pregnancy that is. The positive tests were more then enough for my OB/midwife practice. They did do an early ultrasound around 8ish weeks for each of them though both Eloise's and this beans ended up being closer to 7 weeks and Desmond's was closer to 10 weeks. They used it to date the baby and get an accurate EDD rather then using LMP.

Adrienne, I told within 24 hours of the positive test for both Desmond and Eloise. Everyone knew by the time I was 4 1/2 weeks pregnant. So hitting 12 weeks with no one in real life knowing is a huge stretch of time. Especially since we know everything looks good since we've seen the heartbeat, so I am not really worried about anything, I just don't feel like telling anyone. DH and my Mom actually had a discussion about how I shouldn't have a third the other day on facebook, lol! Everyone will know by the end of the month, but it is just weird not having told anyone yet.




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Mon, 09-13-2010 - 4:07pm

Molly: It probably depends on your OB or MW office, a lot will. And while it's hard (especially when you see others on your EC getting this and that done), you need to trust they have your best care in mind.

With my doctor's they are an OB/GYN and they require you to come in and give them a pee test so they can document your pregnancy and move you from GYN care to OB care. They typically do not do blood work unless you don't know your AF date or you have other concerns (I had it done because we didn't DTD for a 1 week around O) and they also don't do dating US either unless there is cause for concern (again I had one done this time because of the issue w/ O), they also don't do dating US unless they have done BW. (confused?)

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Mon, 09-13-2010 - 7:36pm

Thanks for your thoughts, Kate.

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Mon, 09-13-2010 - 8:12pm

I definitely think an early u/s is more awesome than early blood work Molly. Early blood work really doesn't tell you much of anything anyway. At an ultrasound you actually get to see your baby!

Sorry I haven't been around much ladies. My pregnancy is just so boring at this stage. Honestly if my clothes fit properly I think I would forget I was pregnant half the time. I feel pretty good (well, most of the time) and I still feel like I have sooo much time to go in this pregnancy, it just doesn't seem very imminent or anything, I mean the holidays are a loooong way off still...

I did buy some stuff kind of for the new baby though. I bought a crib. It's not actually for the baby, it's for James, but James needs the crib so the baby can have his co-sleeper, so it's in preparation of the baby anyway. I'm so nervous about having a baby in the middle of winter, I think it's going to freeze or something. Any BTDT's have winter babies and have encouraging things to say about it?

Congrats to all the ladies due in May, it's a fabulous time to have a baby :-)

Hi to everyone else!! I read all the time, but I don't have the time for tons of personals at the moment...

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Mon, 09-13-2010 - 9:06pm

Grace - Ray is a January baby and it's a fabulous month to ahif you ve a baby....and if you ask him it's a great month to have a birthday because then you can ask for all the stuff you didn't get for Christmas ;-)

I was (and am with this pregnancy) more worried about the snow and driving to the hospital than anything. Thankfully with Ray it was a fairly dry winter... but it was bitterly cold the week he was born. Really really really cold. But it's toasty in the hospital and your car and your house. They sell plenty of car seat covers and warm clothes for baby, so that really isn't an issue.

It stinks because you can't get outside for walks or anything, but we just went walking in the mall (with all the elderly and they love babies.)

I'm also having periods of if I wasn't showing I'd forget I was PG. I know the holidays are right around the corner, but I feel like I need to be doing more... not just for the holidays but for the baby as well. Ray showed up well before I was ready.

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Mon, 09-13-2010 - 9:12pm

Alyssa ~ My hats off to you for being so ready so soon. I couldn't imagine being as ready as you are 12 weeks from now. Fingers crossed on your GD test.

Kate ~ You totally have a very early baby "bloat" belly... very cute.

Sarah ~ Way to go on holding off telling everyone. I would love to make it past 12 weeks before telling someone.

Kim ~ Sorry about the heartburn and the "blah" feeling... both stink. feel better.

Molly/Kate ~ We're sort of weekend warriors... I prefer the tell DH what I want done and go to work approach. But I did promise to help him with the dining room. The kitchen is the room that needs a lot of work but we're just doing aesthetic stuff. Basically when we moved in the whole downstairs (aside from the now playroom) were painted electric blue (the playroom was Barney purple). The color is terrible, but we focused on painting the bedrooms/playroom before we moved in... now we're on to this stuff.

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Tue, 09-14-2010 - 9:54am

Molly - I don't have my first appt until 7 weeks 5 days (according to the dr.'s edd, but more on that later) - my practice sees patients between 7 & 8 weeks, and I don't even know if I'll get an u/s. I'm much more relaxed than my first time around, so I don't even care about the u/s. I'm sure I'll get blood work, but it will be the kind to test for immunities, antibodies, etc. i'm sure they'll check HCG levels too, but it's only one blood draw so it can't tell you that much

Sarah - I'm completely the opposite this time around. I'm so ready to tell everyone (and will after my dr's appt next week). I don't think it's that I'm so excited, just that I'm much less concerned about anything happening.

Everyone else - wow! I can't keep up with all the wonderful women we have in this thread! I'm so excited there are so many WTT babies on their way (and so many May babies! Yay!!!)

AFM - I finally called and made an appt yesterday. Fortunately I was able to get in next Monday when my parents are in town, so Barrett doesn't have to go with me. I am seriously considering practices, but if I do, I'd be switching to a hospital that is 45 minutes away instead of <10 minutes away. My practice has midwives, but there are also doctors and I feel as though a number of the policies (esp regarding induction and delivery) come from the drs not the mws. Anyway there is a family practice and a mw practice at the further away hospital that are both apparently pretty vbac friendly. I'm going to see how my appt goes on Monday and go from there.

In other news, the m/s has started to set in but I haven't actually gotten sick yet. I feel so blah all the time - boo. And in good news, I had a friend give me a whole trash bag full of maternity clothes! Yay! I borrowed some of them when pg with Barrett, and they are all really cute and they are all mine now since she is done having babies! Yay :) And in other good news we told MIL & FIL about baby #2 over the weekend, and I think MIL will manage not to share the news for a couple weeks. I'm telling my parents tomorrow when I see them in person.

Anyway I'm off to take a nap while Barrett naps :)

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Tue, 09-14-2010 - 9:57am

Adrienne – sounds like you’re getting a lot of stuff done around the house! How exciting to have the cradle all set up, ready for James :D

Kim – sorry you’re feeling so bad. I had the same experience as Adrienne around where you are now: just being so uncomfortable and wondering how I could get through the next 12+ weeks. Luckily it has pretty much passed for me and I’m feeling good in general – hopefully the same happens for you!

Sarah – I’m sure you’ll tell your families when the time is right. We didn’t really tell anyone until about 12 weeks, so it seems normal to me too.

Molly – with my first pregnancy I didn’t have an appointment until about 8 weeks. I think it all depends on your doctor, plus your history. Since you’re a first time mom with no history, this is probably normal. I felt the same way on my EC when everyone was having their gender u/s’s – I’m one of the later due dates on the board, plus people seemed to be having them SUPER early (15 weeks!), so I felt like I had to wait an eternity! Hang in there! BTW – I had an u/s done at 7w6d too and they were able to use a regular (exterior) u/s.

Grace – I know what you mean about forgetting about being PG. I still forget sometimes, even with my huge belly! LOL! As for winter babies, I’m not BTDT, but I’m looking forward to being able to snuggle them up in warm clothes and blankets. Plus, by the time they’re moving around and such, it’s spring and you’re able to go outside :D

AFM - I have a midwife appointment coming up on Friday. I'm looking forward to it because I get to meet my "back up" midwife. I'll also get the results of my GD test and u/s. We also have our birth class on Saturday. It's a one-day, all-day class, taught by one of the midwives. I'm hoping it will answer a lot of the questions we have. I'd really like to start a birth plan too, so hopefully she talks about that!








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Tue, 09-14-2010 - 11:36am
Hi everyone, I'm just checking in really quickly. I had my u/s today with the maternal fetal medicine specialist. It's too early to see much (5w4d) but there was ONE gestational sac with yolk sac and it's measuring right on target!! We're so happy there's probably only ONE healthy bean in there :)

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