Pregnancy Chat--September

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Pregnancy Chat--September
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Wed, 09-01-2010 - 2:45pm
Mamas due in September!


Amber - EDD September 4 2010 - TEAM PINK!
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Tue, 09-14-2010 - 12:01pm
Awesome news Kate. Thanks for the update.

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Tue, 09-14-2010 - 1:49pm
Kim, I LOVE the name you picked out. Alexander and James were on my list before we even conceived this one.

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Tue, 09-14-2010 - 1:50pm
Molly, my old OB would do repeat b/w and then an early u/s to confirm it's not ectopic. The new one doesn't even see the woman until 8-9 weeks. It can vary a lot. HPTs are so sensitive and rarely wrong with a false positive so they trust them a lot. I admire your steely resolve to wait!

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Tue, 09-14-2010 - 1:52pm
Congrats on being in 2T, Grace! How are you feeling? Getting that 2T energy kick?? Last time I went from being super sick to being super huge and never got that 2T break. DH is hoping for that high libido during 2T this time ;) Have you told James what is going on? How is he reacting to it?

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Tue, 09-14-2010 - 1:54pm
Brita, sorry about your morning sickness :( I am dreading that part but it hasn't gotten here yet. Yay for another VBAC lady on the thread. I really am hoping for a VBAC but with my low blood platelet levels lately, I'm thinking they won't let me do it :( I AM going to see a mw at the end of Sept though so we'll see.

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Tue, 09-14-2010 - 1:55pm

Alyssa, good luck with your class! I had to miss half of mine cause of being on bedrest. Good luck too getting your GD results. I was over by 1 point and the OB didn't make a big deal out of it. Hopefully you won't have to do the 3 hour. I've heard that's a pain in the butt.

PS. Sorry to everyone about multiple posts. I have a hard time keeping up when it's all in one post.






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Tue, 09-14-2010 - 1:56pm
Good Luck on hopefully having a VBAC Kate, I had one with Eloise and it was wonderful, I am planning on having one with newbie as well. My only dislike of my midwife office is they won't let you go much past 41 weeks as a VBAC patient so you have to schedule a c-section in the 41st week just in case.



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Tue, 09-14-2010 - 2:23pm

Kim--Aww I love Alexander James! That is awesome!

And you totally made me LOL with your spewing lava image, LOL!! I just hate the puke burps. I feel like I have them after eating almost all the time. Eghh.

How are you re-arranging the rooms? Will Megan and the baby share or will she have her own room or what?

Molly--I have a history, but early BW can detect (possibly) a blighted ovum, which without BW can mimic a healthy pregnancy. That would be my main motivation for wanting it, and to check prog levels. But again, I've unfortunately never been someone without a history of m/c so it might be perfectly normal to wait on BW until you are farther along. It's not like they could do anything about it if it WAS a blighted ovum--I just think its harder when you assume everything is fine for one or two months (and are dealing with all the early pregnancy annoyances) and then find out there isn't even a baby there at all. Not to scare you--it's not very common but that would be my main concern. But honestly I have a strong feeling that everything is totally fine with you. Only 18 days to go, hehe. And honestly if you are getting a u/s at that first appt, that is pretty much the earliest you can tell, anyway, for sure, if it is healthy or not. So maybe the BW just causes unnecessary worry . . .

Sarah--Your MIL and parents will be so shocked when they find out how far along you are! heheh. I honestly liked waiting to tell, not only for the reassurance that everything will be okay, but also I feel like it made the pregnancy speed along for everyone else in my life a lot. This guy I volunteer with asked me the other day if we knew if it was a boy or a girl yet and then he was like: I guess it is too early to know, right? And I was like: Chad, I'm due in 9 weeks. It's a boy. LOL! He felt like he'd just found out, though, I guess.

Grace--I think it is awesome that you are having a boring pregnancy! I am looking forward to being pregnant the second time around, and having the distraction of a baby to chase after so I'm not just thinking about it all the time.

Yay for buying James a crib!

I wouldn't worry about the baby coming in the middle of the winter--I just think about how warm and snuggly it will be to be all cuddled up nursing him all the time. Alternatively, I doubt I would want to be attached to a baby in July or August!! In the winter it seems like a great time to be all cuddled up, hehe.

Kate (Mom of Ray)--If it makes you feel any better in comparison to Alyssa's awesome organization skills, we have practically nothing ready, but that is mostly because we are waiting until after the shower because we'll probably get a lot of stuff there. So I sort of feel like I wish I could just have all the stuff to organize, but on the other hand it will be a nice thing to keep me busy at the end when I start getting really antsy for him to come. Honestly I think when they get here, you make do and everything is fine, regardless of how ready or unready you felt before.

Brita--KUP on your doctor choices! If you want to go for a VBAC, I definitely think whether or not you are successful has a lot to do with how supportive your medical team is. But who knows, you might end up with some really supportive doctors at the closer practice--you should definitely talk to them about it and gage their reactions. KUP!

That is exciting about starting to share the news, and about the maternity clothes! So awesome!!

Alyssa--That is exciting that your birth class is coming up! Let us know how it goes! And I bet you passed your GD or you would have heard from the midwife already . . . but definitely let us know about that as well!

Kate (Mom of Grace and Liam)--WOOOHOOO for ONE healthy bean! I'm so thrilled for you that it is measuring on target and everything. :-)

In terms of personals--obviously it is fine to respond to everyone individually--I used to do that, too, but then someone told me a trick to open two internet windows--one where you are reading through the thread and one where you are writing the responses. Otherwise, there is NO WAY I would be able to remember enough to do personals. So I thought I would pass that trick along. Or you can just keep doing what you are doing, too--whatever works for you. ;-)

AFM (Mat clothes-wise, Brita got me thinking about it, LOL) -- I am getting to the point now where a lot of my regular clothes that I could make work (well, shirts mostly), are just NOT long enough or big enough anymore. I can still squeeze into a lot of them but I wonder if I am permanently stretching them out, and I have to wear a longer shirt underneath them anyway to cover up the belly patch in the mat pants.

I am also outgrowing the mat pants and shorts I bought at the beginning of the pregnancy. I got size small from Motherhood Mat, which fit perfectly, but now the size medium are really feeling much better. I have one pair of medium shorts and one pair of medium pants but I think I'll have to get another pair of medium pants. I wore the "small" size jeans yesterday and I just felt so uncomfortable all day.

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Tue, 09-14-2010 - 7:55pm

Kate - my midwife actually doesn't even bother with the 1 hour GD test because they are so unreliable. So, instead I just do one test, which is a two hour. I got my normal blood work taken, then drank the orange drink (pretty nasty on an empty stomach), then got blood taken an hour and 2 hours later.

I was going to suggest the same trick as Adrienne. Usually I just open up a new Word document, read through each post and respond, then cut and paste. The reason for doing it in Word is I've had my internet browser crash and have lost the whole thing :P

Adrienne - I hope you're right about my GD results! We'll see! I'm also finding the same thing with my clothes. I had a bunch of t-shirts that fit well until the last week or so. They fit okay on top, but are not long enough to cover my belly. So, I gave in went and bought a few maternity tops yesterday. I tried to buy tops that I can wear after Evan arrives. Hopefully I won't have to buy anymore clothes to get through the rest of the pregnancy!








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Tue, 09-14-2010 - 8:30pm

Delurking...

For you ladies late in your PG and needing clothes (Adrienne and Alyssa)...I bought a wack of new maternity shirts at the end thinking I could wear them in the summer just in case I wasnt back in my normal clothes. I wish NOW that I would have just bought nursing tops because nice nursing clothes are EXPENSIVE and I wish I would have spent the money on those clothes instead of a bunch of t-shirts AND nursing wear. I did wear the t-shirts most of the summer because they didnt look like maternity wear but they were enormous on me because I lost all my weight right away.

Just a thought but I would spend the money on nursing tops instead and maybe just a few maternity to get you through...you can always wear your nursing tanks under your other mat shirts to cover your belly...nursing wear is very comfy and roomy, designed with the PP belly in mind.

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