I'm hanging in there Dana. DH is out of town and just a little over 4 weeks till he gets back. I CAN'T wait!! We have so much to do when he gets home. And then it's going to be baby showers and birthing classes. I'm starting to get a little of the pre-mom jitters and wondering what the heck I'm going to do with a little baby?? It seems so easy right now, when I can carry her around with me, and know she is all taken care of - LOL
Dana & Amy you both are soooo close!!!! I'm jealous:) I don't want a c-section but that is soo cool that you know exactly when you will get to meet your little ones.
Not to much going on with me.. Still stressing and it's been an emotional 2 weeks. I have cried about everything. Then to top it off little mans movements have changed. They don't seem to be as strong?? I am hoping he has turned around...and that's what's causeing the change. Next appt is on the 20th. Weight seems to be back on track so hopefully I will get all good news at my appts. I have a regular appt at 130 and level 2 us at 330.
thanks! Although this waiting for the baby is WAY worse then the TWW. It feels like forever away now.
Bridgette - You'll be a great mom. The first part is pretty easy compared to when they start moving.
Tausha - It is nice to know, although with me if the induction doesn't work they'll send me home. The majority of the time it does work so I'm really hoping! I'd love to wait it out one more week but my body just can't take this anymore! I'm sure it's just the baby moving. I notice in some positions I don't feel as much movements. I loved the ultrasound parts of pregnancy, maybe that's the only part I liked, lol.
Tausha: Yes if the baby turns sometimes it will make the movements feel different. I'm sure everything is fine. Good luck at your appointments.
I don't really want a c-section either but, at least I do like to have a plan and know that I can take Taylor to daycare in the morning and then when my mom picks him up he will have a baby brother! :)
Bridgette: New mom jitters are normal! I am still getting some with my second! LOL. well, actually I'm nervous about handling two!!
Appointment today...I am measuring 40 weeks!! I hope I dont have a 10 pounder in there!! LOL! I'll be sure to keep you all posted! :)
Dana my SS is soooo excited about his baby brother. He is trying to figure out how early he can wish him out and have him still be healthy. He has asked a million and one pregnancy questions. Thank God he didn't go into the how to get pregnant 10 is a little early for that convo lol in less then 72 hours you will have your little one!!! I'm excited for you!!
Amy I love the ultrasounds too.. I got spoiled in the begining having one everytime I went lol Now I get them like everyone else =( not that often. But for a healthy baby I will deal with not seeing him for a little while at a time.
Hey ladies. I know some of you are at the same stage of pregnancy as I am so I thought I would share. At about 15 weeks pregnant I started to use Palmer's cocoa Butter formula:Tummy Butter for Stretch Marks. I put a GENEROUS amount on my belly every night before bed and I haven't experienced a stretch mark yet...not to say I wont later but it is working so far. Just thought I would share. Be sure to wear an old t-shirt to bed....it will be saturated with belly butter the next morning.
I've used the Palmers cocoa butter for stretch marks for both pregnancies and to be honest it didn't help at all. I used it at least twice a day, it helps keep your skin stretchy so you are less likely to have stretch marks; however, nothing can prevent stretch marks. I hope it helps you, but it sure didn't help me!
Also, make sure you use it afterwards for a while too, I did notice that it helped the stretch marks blend in. I think it did more good afterwards than before hand.
I'm getting so excited! 9 more hours until the induction! I'm really hoping it goes well! I got a nursing cover sewn today so I'm all ready for when she's here. I didn't even spend much on it either, I got 5 yards of fabric at wall-mart for $5, only used about 1 yard, and the D-rings were only a few dollars too. With my son I just hid in a room when he needed to feed, it'll feel nice to have some sort of thing so I can nurse in front of family. I'm not sure if I'll post how things go tomorrow or not, depending on how I'm feeling but I'll defiantly update everyone on Tuesday. I hope everyone is having a great weekend!!
Tausha - yes, I'd take a healthy baby over ultrasounds any day.
Ladies I can't believe it, my AF was due Fri and sure enough that evening there was pink when I wiped, it was mucusy but I didn't take too much notice and put a pad on thinking AF was here. I felt sooo upset and was really thinking that I couldn't keep going and was seriously considering giving up. Well I had no more blood, all through yesterday nothing at all so this morning I decided to test even though I've had no preg symptoms (saying that I had no PMT this month either). It was BFP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Well I was shocked, then happy, then shocked, then crying, then shock, lol. I'm obviously a little worried about that bit of mucus blood and so feel that I've got to remain realistic and not get too excited just yet. It was a very definite positive though which is a good sign and the lack of symptoms isn't phasing me as with all my successful pregnancies I had none or little symptoms.
Please send me lots of SSBD to make this little bean stick, it still hasn't sunk in!
I just wanted to let everyone know, my induction today went really well. I managed the entire time with no pain meds. They started the induction at midnight today and I had my little girl at 1:32. Baby Nori is 8 lb 2 oz and 20 1/2 in long. We are both doing really good. The hospital has REALLY slow internet so no picts till after Wednesday. The funnyest part of my labor was they tried to break my water, then several hours later when checking me, my water litterly exploded all over the room! It was a good laugh by all (in the end of course!). If you want to read how the labor went I posted in the Oct 2010 babies group. Over all I'm very happy it's all over and looking foreword to spending time with our new little girl! I didn't sleep at all last night as things kicked into gear faster than expected. I hope everyone is doing well!
Hey all :) Yes, Mr Brayden Matthew was born yesterday 10/11/10 at 831 am. He weighed 8 lbs 1 oz and 20 1/4 inches long. He has his daddy's red hair!! LOL! It's kinda cute and it is growing on me. At first I was like, oh the poor boy...but he really is so cute I just can't stand it!
We are doing okay. Mommy is in some pain from the section but is hanging in there. Trying to get some rest here and there but you know how many people are in and out of your hospital room all day!!
I went to see the doc this morning and I've come away not too happy. I asked if I could have an early scan (they don't scan till 10 weeks here) and weekly hcg level checks (something they don't normally do) and guess what, it was a no! They will only scan early if I have any problems, so I've got to wait till the end of Nov. I also told her that my lmp in Sept was "strange", as in it only lasted 4 days and only one of those days was a proper bleed but she didn't seem concerned about that. I think I'm going to look into getting a private scan done if I can afford it just for peace of mind.
Congrats to all the new babies! Can't wait to start looking at pics! I'm sure there are alot posted, just don't have time to start looking yet.
Bernie ... this waiting for everything to be alright is awful, but before you know it you'll be waiting for that baby to be born ... this part seems even worse if that's possible, but maybe I just don't remember those first couple of months as well.
As for me ... 37 weeks and 2 days. The waiting *****! The swelling *****! Well ... just about everything *****! Grrrr... Doing everything I can to try and get labor going early. Really thought once I quit taking the meds for contractions things would progress. Not so much! :( A week ago the doc predicted over 8 lb already, so I'm only getting more and more freaked about the big baby. Now my blood pressure is borderline as well. Not awful (130/78 last checked) ... and a tiny bit of protein in the urine. So, not enough to cause him to induce, but enough to keep an eye on. I really can't believe the swelling though. I've always been a sweller, but now it hurts to walk! Ugh! I was at 2 cm though ... so who knows.
Ok ... complained enough I guess! :) Hope everyone is doing well!
Congrats to all of the new babies!! I can't wait to see pictures!!
Yay Bernie on the BFP!! I have never understood why some doctors won't do some of the smallest things for the mommy to be. I feel like we are paying their mortgages by going to them which means that they work for us, so If I want something as harmless as a scan or blood monitoring, I think they should just do it to appease us. We are the ones who get the bills for it and not them and it is nothing that is risky or dangerous. I don't understand some doctors and I just thank God that my doctor is more lax and tells me if he doesn't think it is necessary but still does what I ask to keep me at ease. I had a 7 week scan, a 9 week scan, a 13 week scan, and a 17 week scan, lol! The only ones that I was supposed to get was the 7 week dating scan and the 17 week gender scan, all of the others I asked for and received. Sorry, I'm ranting but it makes me so mad when doctors do that to women especially if they have already had one loss.
Any who, I really have nothing to report, just waiting, swelling, and anticipating!
Hi, here in the UK it is no longer policy to scan expectant mothers before 12 weeks (sorry had 10 wks stuck in my head earlier). They will only test prior to 12 weeks if there has been bleeding or severe cramping :( You then get another scan between 20 and 24 weeks and that's it! It's also not policy to test hcg levels, I was really surprised when I came on here and saw how part and parcel it was of ante-natal care to have regular blood tests and I really wish they would do the same here. Personally I would like to have the hcg tests done and a scan at 8 weeks (which they used to do when I had my first 16 years ago), if a pregnancy isn't viable I would rather know sooner than later. I've been looking into the cost of my getting a private scan done. It would mean travelling to the nearest city and would cost about GB£100, for peace of mind I am seriously considering doing this but they won't scan until you get to 7 weeks but at least that's better than 12 weeks.
Pips - I am the worlds most impatient when pregnant, lol, all my babies were born early between 35 and 38 weeks, and all very healthy thank goodness. All the best and trust me try and get as much rest as possible! :D
Well ... started contracting this afternoon. At first they were pretty frequent but then slowed down to every 20-30 minutes or so. They are quite intense though ... have me bending over and gripping the table!
This may be the early stages, or it may be nothing... keep your fingers crossed!!!
Yay congrats to Amy and Dana on the arrivals of Nori and Brayden! Can't wait to see pics!
I'm so happy to hear about your BFP Helen! Really hope this one is nice and sticky! My doc refused to give me an early scan either. My first pregnancy I had quite a few problems and he refused to scan me even then, and later told me he knew my baby wouldn't be viable so I don't understand why he would put me through four weeks of torture knowing something was wrong and everyone brushing me off because the doc wouldn't investigate. This time around I lucked out and got in with an OB early on so I got a seven week scan. My doc was super mad but oh well he wasn't listening to me and kept telling me I was going to miscarry this pregnancy even though everything was going well lol. After I have this baby I'm giving him another chance then if I'm still not happy with him I'm going to ask if I can switch over to his wife. It's almost impossible to switch soca here in Canada so that may be my only option.
Anyhow sorry this is so long. 15 days until my due date and I'm getting nervous! All along I've thought my lol man was going to be early but it feels as if he disengaged the other day and has been flipping around in very odd positions so guess he's gonna be late now :( Braxton hicks are feeling like sharp pains now instead of menstrual like cramps. Wish my OB did checks so I knew where I was at but oh well. Hope everyone is doing well!
I agree with angelbaby about us being the ones footing the bill. I know when I talked to my doctor about more scans, their big concern was my insurance wasn't going to pay for it. Saying they only allowed a certain number unless medically necessary. So that's probably the most common reason. doctors are afraid that if insurance doesn't pay for it and it comes out of our pocket at $400-$500 that we won't pay for it either and it ends in collections, so I guess I can see both points of view.
Good luck Pips!! Hope this is it for you!!
I'll for sure start a new list this weekend. Lots of babies and BFP's =)
Hello everyone its been a while I've been mia but I am glad to come and find BFP and new arrivals!
Congrats Amy & Dana
Bernie Congrats on your BFP!!!
Well I've been trying to keep busy....I can't believe I am 34 weeks today....Doctor will be removing my stitches from my cerclage on Nov 1st.....it'll all be a waiting game from that point on we'll see if we make it to my Thanksgiving due date ( really doubt it)
Pips :-/ oh how frustrating for you! Still it's all preparation for the big day ;-)
Babyhope - wow not long to go then, how wonderful
Nikki - Congratulations :D
Trying - I can't believe you are 33 weeks already, I remember when you got your BFP!!!
Well I'm more tired than usual as to be expected, my bb's started aching (ouch ouch) and do I have major bloating or what!!!! I've been a bought some forgiving sweat tops because I just don't want anyone to guess before I'm ready to tell them. I finally told DH on Tuesday evening while we are the Fair - he was wondering why I wouldn't go on any of the rides, lol! He's over the moon :D but also wants us to keep it quiet until we have that first scan.
Did many of you ladies also find that you wanted to keep quiet until you'd got past a certain point?
Helen-we planned on keeping things quiet especially this time around but couldnt keep it in, and besides our friends know us too well and guessed right away. Guess part of it was because I was suddenly happy instead of depressed lol. As you know I also have two step daughters. They werent living with us at the time but decided to come over the morning I found out and they found my pregnancy test, and confronted dh about it lol.
Well two weeks to go and at the top of the list, I cant believe it! Went to my OB appt yesterday and told her I thought baby may have disengaged but turns out he is well engaged :) More frequent contractions today but not strong enough for me to think its time yet.
On a different note, Im freaking out because I tested positive for strep B and though the doc says Ill get treated with antibiotics and everything will be fine, I looked it up on the internet (bad bad bad!) and now Im really concerned about something happening to my little man. :(
MissmyAngel - the only thing that stops me from shouting it out to the world is my four children, they were so devastated when I lost my little angel in January at 12 weeks and I just couldn't bear to put them through that again. DH and I have already discussed that if were to be so unlucky again it will be kept between the two of us and probably my mum and dad. I don't want my children to know until i've got to at least 12 - 16 weeks.
I'm not sure about the whole strepB thing. Is this the one where if you have strepB they have to treat the baby as soon as he/she is born? Have another chat with your obgyn to discuss all your worries hon, that's my best advice.
Helen - we had every intention of keeping it quiet . . . But DH couldn't help himself and told his parents right away. Then a co-worker of my BF is on MH and she texted my BF when she saw me post the BFP here - LOL. I only told a few close people I work with and the I kept mums the word until 13-14 weeks. We didn't tell the "world" or my job until then. I think it's important for a few close people to know, in case you need some support or more likely someone to celebrate the first u/s etc, but it must be so hard on the kids. Can't possibly blame you for wanting to wait to tell them. One of the girls here didn't tell her kids until after 16 weeks!
Ahhh, once again it's a Sunday night and I'm a bad bad group leader for not doing the new list :( I don't know how the weekends get away from me so . . . Thanks for baring with me ladies, I promise to get a new one done soon and announce all our babies and new BFP's!
Helen-Ya we were wishing we could have let them know in our own way about the baby, but I guess them finding the test saved us from trying to figure out how/when to tell them lol. His oldest daughter is fine with the baby but the younger one is not happy about it and she has been pretty grumpy the last few weeks because she knows the time is going to be here any day now, and she's going to lose the "baby" status. :( Well at least were having a boy, so she will always be the "baby girl".
Strep B is some sort of bacteria kind of like a yeast infection or bladder infection, its found naturally in about 25% of womens systems. I have to take antibiotics during labor to prevent the baby from being exposed to it. If he is, then it can have devastating side effects. Thats why I'm so scared. I live 45 mins away from the hospital and have already been worried about not getting there in time, and now I'm gonna have to make sure I'm there good and early I guess. I really shouldn't have looked on the internet because the risk is extremely low nowadays because of the use of the antibiotics, but of course we pregnant women like to google stuff and freak ourselves out lol. ;p
Hi hope all the buns are cooking nicely!! Congratz to the new bfp and the babies that have been born!! Just wanted tinker u all know that I had another baby girl on te 7th October, she is called Imogen and weighed 7lb 6oz. She us just perfect has so much hair too!! The labour / delivery was a bad one she turned at got stuck so had to have help to get her out which resulted in some nasty stitches :( but well worth it. Lost quitebalot of blood too so they had to keep an eye on me for a while but everything is good now! I can't believe she is 11days old already it goes so fast!!!
As for how long I waited to tell everyone ... I am VERY bad at this. I pretty much pee on the stick and shout it from the roof tops! I did like it that everyone knew when I had the m/c though cause I didn't have to act ok around anyone. Everyone knew the deal, so if I wanted to be sad I could. We told the kids as soon as we got the second round of blood work back and I knew my numbers were rising nicely and that my progesterone was ok. We told the family shortly after that. Friends and coworkers however knew the same day that I did!
Well ... I've been having contractions off and on every day. What's with that? With both of the others I never started labor on my own, now it seems like it's teasing me over and over again but not amounting to anything more then some lost sleep and a lot of frustration!
Did go to the doc yesterday ... I am at 3cm now and I have an induction scheduled for Friday night at 6:00 pm. I still hope I go sooner on my own, but at least inductions have gone well for me in the past. With #1 it was 8 1/2 hours from the start of the drip to delivery. With #2 it was 7 1/2 hours! I'm hoping for a baby by Monday morning at the latest!!!
Pips - oooh it doesn't sound like you'll be waiting till Monday, lol. All the best for Friday - or sooner ;-)
I have had such a stressful morning :( my eldest announced at 7.45am that he needed to be at college for 9am which completely threw the routine as his college is a 40 minute round trip away and I have to get my youngest to school for 8.45 (near home). It meant a mad rush, little one had to get dressed way earlier than usual and then by the time we got back home she only had 5 minutes to brush her hair, teeth etc and had to eat breakfast in the car, grrrr. So cross with my teen for not having the foresight to tell me of the change of timing yesterday. Thank goodness today is my pamper day, I have the luxury of lying still for 2 hours while I have eyelash extensions :D (my friend has just qualified and I'm her practice guinea pig, lol)
Very emotional at the moment, could cry at the drop of a hat and still dare not get excited about it all :-/
Why did I say Friday??? It's Sunday night ... wishful thinking I guess. The doc did want Monday originally but they are booked, so now the induction is Sunday night. Maybe it was some kind of premonition and I'll go in to labor on my own Friday!!! :D
Bernie ... hang in there. I remember those terrifying first weeks, and believe it or not ... they fade away in the excitement that is to come, and even pale in comparison to the frustration and impatience of waiting at the end. You'll be past this part soon!!!
LOL Pips you ARE ready to have this baby!! Maybe Friday was a premonition? Good luck!
Helen - yeah, those emotions will get you every time. I know I was terrified the first tri-mester. I still get a little scared sometimes, but nothing compared to like then. Soon you'll ease into the comfort of being pg and can start to enjoy it!
Hey all...sorry I haven't been posting much lately. As some of you know, I developed Bell's Palsy after I got home with the baby and so I've been feeling a little blah. It's not the end of the world, but mixed with new baby stresses and hormones, and I'm a mess some days. :/
Baby Brayden has been doing well...though more active/fussy the last few days. He has to go to the dr. again tomorrow to see if he's gained weight. He has been spitting up a lot and so I hope he's getting enough down. He's still not back up to his birth weight as of Monday so we shall see.
Congrats Stacey! :) I can't believe we've known eachother long enough that some of us are on round two!! Thats just wonderful news!
Tausha - things are going pretty good. Still trying to get used to this whole gestational diabetes thing. Ugh, no sweets :( And I'm sick of pricking my finger 4 times a day! But on the upside, as of next week I officially get a u/s every single week :) I'm pretty happy that I get to see that much of my little girl - hoping it gives me a better chance to bond.
That's awesome that you get to see her every week Bridgette! I am excited that I have my next appt on the 17th of Nov then it's every 2 weeks =) I think I am going to get on the ball with the nursery this weekend, time is passing me by quicker then I expected. How much do you have done with the nursery??
Pips I know... But I was going with you typed it for a reason...so be sure to let us know if your still prego tomorrow ;)
Tausha ... Ahhhh, got it now! :) Get busy while you can on that nursery ... you never know when something will slow you down. I had the contractions that had me grounded, but even when it was safe to get busy again at 37 weeks, the horrible swelling started! It hurts so much to walk around too much that it's nearly impossible! Now I'm looking around me and freaking out because everything is messy! The baby's room is together, just messier then I like!
Barn ... when did I miss you getting the gestational diabetes? I have it, but border line. With every good number I eat a little worse! hehe The doc eventually even quit checking my numbers, and I never had to do it on my own. So exciting that you get so many ultrasounds!
Well ... I'm still pregnant ... and the induction is 34 hours away! I'm starting to get jittery! I had two really good deliveries in the past, so chances are this one will go well too. But I still find myself thinking "I am actually going to have to deliver this child!" LOL I am worried about laboring with the swollen legs and feet at night. It just sounds so uncomfortable! I know I should be keeping my feet up as much as possible in the next two days, but I keep looking around me and freaking out about the clutter and the mess! Everything I need for the baby is in place, but so is a lot of other stuff! :( I guess it will be here after I've recovered and can more easily deal with it ... but who wants to sit in a messy house postpartum with a new baby? Just venting, it will all be all right I suppose...
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