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    Ok Rachel I'm dying to hear about your birth story and to hear how you & that precious baby girl are doing!!
    Me 45, DH 45, DSD 22, DSS 19, DD 15, DS 1. TTC forever!! 3 ectopics, 2 miscarriages, 4 failed IVF's & one successful Donor Egg cycle! Trying for DE baby #2!

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    Just wanted to pop in and wish everyone a happy Monday!

    Rachel - how are you doing mama?? I hope your recovery is going well and that you and your DH are enjoying these first few days with your little girl. I can't wait to hear how you're doing and how it all went.

    AFM - just registered for our birthing classes which we start in 2 weeks - very exciting. DH is supposed to paint the baby's room this weekend and we've finally settled on a crib. I'll be ordering the dresser and glider this week, too. I can't believe I'll be 6 months on Wed! This is getting very real and very exciting. Baby shower is set for May 1st and just getting bigger every day. I can't believe how big my belly I will be at the end because it already feel so big!
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    Rachel, dying to hear about your birth experience! I hope the recovery is going well and you and dh are enjoying time with your baby girl!

    Michelle, glad everything is going well! We go to our birth classes also in a few weeks. I have a breastfeeding class next week. Boy, it is coming up quick!

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    Thanks, Sylvia. I need to sign up for a breastfeeding, cpr and maybe a parenting/newborn class. I figure it will be a nice way to meet some new parents in my area as wel as give me additional information since I'm pretty much flying blind here.

    So now I'm back in the nursery furniture confusion because I took a second look at the JC Penny set I liked and really fell in love with it again. I think we will end up going with that. I just found out a friend's sister was looking at pottery barn and ended up going with JC Penny for both her girls and loves the furniture. I'm going to ask her some questions, but I have a feeling we'll go there. So indecisive!!!

    Hi Rachel!!! Hope you & your LO are doing well!
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    I'm 6 months today!!!!! Yay!

    Hope you're all doing well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HighHopesMama View Post
    I'm 6 months today!!!!! Yay!

    Hope you're all doing well.
    YAY for hitting 6 months!! Only 3 to go!!
    Me 45, DH 45, DSD 22, DSS 19, DD 15, DS 1. TTC forever!! 3 ectopics, 2 miscarriages, 4 failed IVF's & one successful Donor Egg cycle! Trying for DE baby #2!

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    Today I am 32 weeks (whew) Hang in there Jace, we are almost there!!

    Had my appt yesterday and was disappointed that all they did was weigh me, prick my finger, check my urine, measure my belly and listen to the heartbeat. The usual. I really don't feel like my pregnancy has been treated at all as it should have, but I am so thankful that me & Jace have hung in there. I mean, first off I am 44 years old!! I have passed everything at every appt and there have been no issues other than the early contractions and earlier when the screening tests came back borderline for possible risks for DS which turned out to be just fine. So, I had 2 ultrasounds at 20 weeks, but that is it other than my 7 and 9 week ultrasounds. At this point, I have no clue if the baby is in the correct position and after contracting for all these weeks, I've worried constantly about preterm labor even though the tests came back negative (haven't been retested since my last L&D visit at 26 weeks)!!! So, thank goodness all is ok, but I really would have thought my cervix lenght would have been checked just to be sure we are ok and we would have had more fFN testing. I'm still having enough contractions on the maintenance med (Procardia) to have to take additionally the terbutaline several days a week. I'll just be glad when this is over and my son is safely in my arms, but I am so through with the worrying. Today I atleast rest assured that he would be safely delivered if anything did happen early and that his chances are super for survival. I have to just have faith that the docs obviously have no reason to be concerned and that is why I am on a standard protocol as if I were 25!!
    Me 45, DH 45, DSD 22, DSS 19, DD 15, DS 1. TTC forever!! 3 ectopics, 2 miscarriages, 4 failed IVF's & one successful Donor Egg cycle! Trying for DE baby #2!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nostoppingme View Post
    YAY for hitting 6 months!! Only 3 to go!!
    Thanks, Rhonda.

    Quote Originally Posted by nostoppingme View Post
    Today I am 32 weeks (whew) Hang in there Jace, we are almost there!!

    Had my appt yesterday and was disappointed that all they did was weigh me, prick my finger, check my urine, measure my belly and listen to the heartbeat. The usual. I really don't feel like my pregnancy has been treated at all as it should have, but I am so thankful that me & Jace have hung in there. I mean, first off I am 44 years old!! I have passed everything at every appt and there have been no issues other than the early contractions and earlier when the screening tests came back borderline for possible risks for DS which turned out to be just fine. So, I had 2 ultrasounds at 20 weeks, but that is it other than my 7 and 9 week ultrasounds. At this point, I have no clue if the baby is in the correct position and after contracting for all these weeks, I've worried constantly about preterm labor even though the tests came back negative (haven't been retested since my last L&D visit at 26 weeks)!!! So, thank goodness all is ok, but I really would have thought my cervix lenght would have been checked just to be sure we are ok and we would have had more fFN testing. I'm still having enough contractions on the maintenance med (Procardia) to have to take additionally the terbutaline several days a week. I'll just be glad when this is over and my son is safely in my arms, but I am so through with the worrying. Today I atleast rest assured that he would be safely delivered if anything did happen early and that his chances are super for survival. I have to just have faith that the docs obviously have no reason to be concerned and that is why I am on a standard protocol as if I were 25!!
    Congratulations, Rhonda!! You and Jace are doing an amazing job hanging in there! I'd be worried too if i'd hadn't had an u/s or FN testing since week 20, but like you said, you trust your doctors and they're obviously not worried, which is good news. Are you seeing a peri or an ob? Somehow, I got wrangled into seeing both. While it gives me assurance all is well, not quite sure how I got roped into a peri in the first place...I never thought I iqualified for that. So again, something to be said for being so healthy, they aren't watching you like a hawk. When do you start weekl appts?

    Rachel - mama! Hpe you, DH & your LO are doing great!
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    Quote Originally Posted by HighHopesMama View Post
    I'm 6 months today!!!!! Yay!

    Hope you're all doing well.
    Quote Originally Posted by HighHopesMama View Post
    Thanks, Sylvia. I need to sign up for a breastfeeding, cpr and maybe a parenting/newborn class. I figure it will be a nice way to meet some new parents in my area as wel as give me additional information since I'm pretty much flying blind here.

    So now I'm back in the nursery furniture confusion because I took a second look at the JC Penny set I liked and really fell in love with it again. I think we will end up going with that. I just found out a friend's sister was looking at pottery barn and ended up going with JC Penny for both her girls and loves the furniture. I'm going to ask her some questions, but I have a feeling we'll go there. So indecisive!!!

    Hi Rachel!!! Hope you & your LO are doing well!
    Congrats on 6 months! My class is tomorrow night, hopefully it's good. CPR is good to know, I was certified for when I coached cross country. I need to look for a new mother group, it would be great to meet others in the same boat! I kept looking at the furniture and then comparing it to others. Then finally just ordered it. It is all put together and I love it! You still have time to decide.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nostoppingme View Post
    Today I am 32 weeks (whew) Hang in there Jace, we are almost there!!

    Had my appt yesterday and was disappointed that all they did was weigh me, prick my finger, check my urine, measure my belly and listen to the heartbeat. The usual. I really don't feel like my pregnancy has been treated at all as it should have, but I am so thankful that me & Jace have hung in there. I mean, first off I am 44 years old!! I have passed everything at every appt and there have been no issues other than the early contractions and earlier when the screening tests came back borderline for possible risks for DS which turned out to be just fine. So, I had 2 ultrasounds at 20 weeks, but that is it other than my 7 and 9 week ultrasounds. At this point, I have no clue if the baby is in the correct position and after contracting for all these weeks, I've worried constantly about preterm labor even though the tests came back negative (haven't been retested since my last L&D visit at 26 weeks)!!! So, thank goodness all is ok, but I really would have thought my cervix lenght would have been checked just to be sure we are ok and we would have had more fFN testing. I'm still having enough contractions on the maintenance med (Procardia) to have to take additionally the terbutaline several days a week. I'll just be glad when this is over and my son is safely in my arms, but I am so through with the worrying. Today I atleast rest assured that he would be safely delivered if anything did happen early and that his chances are super for survival. I have to just have faith that the docs obviously have no reason to be concerned and that is why I am on a standard protocol as if I were 25!!
    The nice part is you have made it to 32 weeks! So Jace would be delivered and be fine! Doctors are sometimes so used to delivering babies they see it as a routine procedure, maybe forgetting that for us it is not routine. Especially when you consider how much we went through to get here. Maybe a little more empathy for us folks that had to go through so much would not be such a bad thing!

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    Michelle - I'm seeing a regular OB. I was never referred by my OB to any specialists, so this is where I stayed.
    Sylvia - That is exactly what it is...knowing what we went through to get here, it makes me really frustrated that this pregnancy is handled like any other typical pregnancy. At the same time, just because I went through so much to get here doesn't make my pregnancy any more special than the next gal, so I just have to chill and trust. I often think I should open my mouth and say something, but for some reason I just go along with what I'm told...maybe in my heart I just feel confident that nothing is going to go wrong in this pregnancy. As scary as it has all been, I put my faith in God and always trust He will watch over us. Well, it feels good just to express myself every now and again when I get anxious or down. I wonder if the bed rest just gives me too much time to THINK....
    Me 45, DH 45, DSD 22, DSS 19, DD 15, DS 1. TTC forever!! 3 ectopics, 2 miscarriages, 4 failed IVF's & one successful Donor Egg cycle! Trying for DE baby #2!

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    hi ladies. sorry took so long. she's here!!!! it's been a timewarp and she is on me 24-7 -- i'm typing with one hand now. all is great and we are sooooooooooooo in love with her!

    i'll update more when get a chance. right now she just wants to be close to mommy. i love it, but i can't seem to do anything else!

    rhonda so great reaching 32 weeks!!! and michelle 6 months!!! yeah!

    wishing you all lots of love!

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    Awww, thats great Rachael. We miss you. Enjoy your baby girl. Looking forward to seeing pics soon.
    Me 45, DH 45, DSD 22, DSS 19, DD 15, DS 1. TTC forever!! 3 ectopics, 2 miscarriages, 4 failed IVF's & one successful Donor Egg cycle! Trying for DE baby #2!

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    Quote Originally Posted by runnergirl View Post
    Congrats on 6 months! My class is tomorrow night, hopefully it's good. CPR is good to know, I was certified for when I coached cross country. I need to look for a new mother group, it would be great to meet others in the same boat! I kept looking at the furniture and then comparing it to others. Then finally just ordered it. It is all put together and I love it! You still have time to decide.
    Thanks! How'd your class go? Is it what you expected? We''re almost decided on the funiture now, we have the maker, just picking the model. I think we'll be ready to order it next week. Glad to know I'm not the only one second guessing myself on the furniture choice.

    Quote Originally Posted by nostoppingme View Post
    Michelle - I'm seeing a regular OB. I was never referred by my OB to any specialists, so this is where I stayed.
    Sylvia - That is exactly what it is...knowing what we went through to get here, it makes me really frustrated that this pregnancy is handled like any other typical pregnancy. At the same time, just because I went through so much to get here doesn't make my pregnancy any more special than the next gal, so I just have to chill and trust. I often think I should open my mouth and say something, but for some reason I just go along with what I'm told...maybe in my heart I just feel confident that nothing is going to go wrong in this pregnancy. As scary as it has all been, I put my faith in God and always trust He will watch over us. Well, it feels good just to express myself every now and again when I get anxious or down. I wonder if the bed rest just gives me too much time to THINK....
    Well, if you weren't referred to a specialist, that's a good thing. Means they thought you were in perfect health without any need for special treatment.

    Quote Originally Posted by rss73 View Post
    hi ladies. sorry took so long. she's here!!!! it's been a timewarp and she is on me 24-7 -- i'm typing with one hand now. all is great and we are sooooooooooooo in love with her!

    i'll update more when get a chance. right now she just wants to be close to mommy. i love it, but i can't seem to do anything else!

    rhonda so great reaching 32 weeks!!! and michelle 6 months!!! yeah!

    wishing you all lots of love!
    Congratulations, Rachel!!! So glad you are holding your little girl in your arms.
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    Oh Rachel, I am sooo happy for you!! That must be the most wonderful feeling in the world.

    The rest of us ladies will be feeling that soon!

    I had my breastfeeding class Friday night and it was good. The woman was very informative and is available for any questions and problems once breastfeeding starts.

    This is the home stretch now, I feel like I have so much to do to get ready! But is anyone ever really prepared for motherhood?

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    Yay Rachel!

    Everyone looks like they are doing well. Keep on baking those little sweethearts. Everyone is so close,it's very exciting!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rss73 View Post
    hi ladies. sorry took so long. she's here!!!! it's been a timewarp and she is on me 24-7 -- i'm typing with one hand now. all is great and we are sooooooooooooo in love with her!

    i'll update more when get a chance. right now she just wants to be close to mommy. i love it, but i can't seem to do anything else!

    rhonda so great reaching 32 weeks!!! and michelle 6 months!!! yeah!

    wishing you all lots of love!
    So happy you and baby are doing so well!!! It must be amazing. Congratulations to you and your husband. Can't wait to hear all the details when you are ready.

    Quote Originally Posted by runnergirl View Post
    Oh Rachel, I am sooo happy for you!! That must be the most wonderful feeling in the world.

    The rest of us ladies will be feeling that soon!

    I had my breastfeeding class Friday night and it was good. The woman was very informative and is available for any questions and problems once breastfeeding starts.

    This is the home stretch now, I feel like I have so much to do to get ready! But is anyone ever really prepared for motherhood?
    I'm glad the breastfeeding class went well. I need to sing up for that this week. Congrats on being 30 weeks! You're definitely in the home stretch!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by cakegal View Post
    Yay Rachel!

    Everyone looks like they are doing well. Keep on baking those little sweethearts. Everyone is so close,it's very exciting!
    How are you and the twins doing?? Hope all is well with you and your little men.
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    Melissa had her baby boy today!!! Posted in April DD. I'm so happy for her as she got her vbac instead of a c-sect!! She was really worried it wouldn't happen, but it all worked out perfectly. Congrats Melissa!!
    Me 45, DH 45, DSD 22, DSS 19, DD 15, DS 1. TTC forever!! 3 ectopics, 2 miscarriages, 4 failed IVF's & one successful Donor Egg cycle! Trying for DE baby #2!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nostoppingme View Post
    Melissa had her baby boy today!!! Posted in April DD. I'm so happy for her as she got her vbac instead of a c-sect!! She was really worried it wouldn't happen, but it all worked out perfectly. Congrats Melissa!!
    Thanks for letting us know, Rhonda. Congratulations, Melissa!!! How re you and Jace doing? Congrats on 34 weeks!! Great job you two!
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    We are hanging in there! Here is a pic from this morning...he's growing and has dropped!!

    Me 45, DH 45, DSD 22, DSS 19, DD 15, DS 1. TTC forever!! 3 ectopics, 2 miscarriages, 4 failed IVF's & one successful Donor Egg cycle! Trying for DE baby #2!

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    How's everyone doing? It's been real quiet...tick tock, tick tock...
    Me 45, DH 45, DSD 22, DSS 19, DD 15, DS 1. TTC forever!! 3 ectopics, 2 miscarriages, 4 failed IVF's & one successful Donor Egg cycle! Trying for DE baby #2!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nostoppingme View Post
    We are hanging in there! Here is a pic from this morning...he's growing and has dropped!!

    I love your photo, Rhonda! Such a cute bump! I know it's quiet here - I've been MIA myself for a while. I was out of town for a bit and also had a family funeral a few weeks ago and have just been keeping quiet. Things are fine here. Baby room was painted this weekend and we're getting the shower invitations out. My belly is still riding high for now, but I do find that I'm getting a little more tired than I was before. Are you still working part time? How is everything else going?
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    Well, sounds like you've been busy. When is your shower? We were not going to paint the nursery because the color in the room was a good color for the pattern we picked, but we want the room looking fresh so we found a can of paint in the garage we never used and we hope the color will work out good with the pattern. DH/DD are painting this weekend. Our changing table we ordered through JCPenny.com should be in at our local store Friday, so we will pick that up this weekend and the bookshelf we picked as well. My brother is bringing the crib and rocker/glider when he comes next month. We will have everything set-up and waiting on those last few pieces. Since Jace is staying in our room the first 3 weeks, we aren't pressed for the nursery to be complete before May.

    I am actually considered working full time from home. I go into the office every now & again to check on my staff and attend a meeting here & there. I'm still doing that because my job has made it easy enough for me to continue with this schedule. I am sure that I can actually go in full time hours at this point. It might be uncomfortable, but it won't hurt anything. I'm tired a lot, so I like working from home so I can get a nap in every day while it's quiet.
    Me 45, DH 45, DSD 22, DSS 19, DD 15, DS 1. TTC forever!! 3 ectopics, 2 miscarriages, 4 failed IVF's & one successful Donor Egg cycle! Trying for DE baby #2!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nostoppingme View Post
    Well, sounds like you've been busy. When is your shower? We were not going to paint the nursery because the color in the room was a good color for the pattern we picked, but we want the room looking fresh so we found a can of paint in the garage we never used and we hope the color will work out good with the pattern. DH/DD are painting this weekend. Our changing table we ordered through JCPenny.com should be in at our local store Friday, so we will pick that up this weekend and the bookshelf we picked as well. My brother is bringing the crib and rocker/glider when he comes next month. We will have everything set-up and waiting on those last few pieces. Since Jace is staying in our room the first 3 weeks, we aren't pressed for the nursery to be complete before May.

    I am actually considered working full time from home. I go into the office every now & again to check on my staff and attend a meeting here & there. I'm still doing that because my job has made it easy enough for me to continue with this schedule. I am sure that I can actually go in full time hours at this point. It might be uncomfortable, but it won't hurt anything. I'm tired a lot, so I like working from home so I can get a nap in every day while it's quiet.
    Well it sounds like your room will be almost ready before Jace arrives, which will be nice. Glad you don't have to paint the entire room - we had to do that this past weekend. I'm glad it's done but again, I wasn't the one who had to do it. But it will be nice for DH and DD to spend some time together doing a project for the baby. We're ordering our furniture this week (yes we were still deciding after all this time thanks to family members chiming in) so that will be exciting. My shower is slated for May 1st, location to be either at my house or my grandmother's house.

    Well, if you can handle the full time hours from home, it might be worth it to do it. It woudl be a great way to stay busy and it's always nice to be earning a full paycheck. Hopefully your work schedule would allow you to nap if you needed it during the day. Are you still having contractions or has that calmed down? How are you feeling?

    I have to go in for a 3 hour glucose test because my glucose level was slightly elevated. I was hoping that everything would come back fine like it did last time, but not so lucky. I'm hoping the test comes back OK. My iron is down still after taking the slow fe supplement so I am not taking two. But other than that, things are going well. I finally was told my weight looked great, which is nice to hear, and everything seems to be going well. Baby is kicking up a storm and I can't wait until June!

    Have a great day Rhonda!

    Sylvia, Sarah, Rachel - Hope you're all doing well!
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    Hi Michelle, glad you are doing well! I failed the 1 hour then passed the 3 hour with flying colors. That would be nice to have it at your house, no need to lug all the gifts home! I just had my second this past weekend and have 1 more in April. They are so fun.

    Rhonda, you look great! I just called a photographer to see about maternity photos, and then baby pictures also. Glad your work is so flexible and accomodating. I am so tired at the end of the school day, I really want to just nap!

    Rachel hope all is going well!

    Take it easy everyone!

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    Michelle- you must feel pretty good about having the nursery painted and ordering baby furniture soon. It will all come together very shortly. And a shower in a month...they are so much fun!!! Hopefully you will do fine on the 3-hour glucose. Hope your iron level picks up taking 2 pills a day!

    Sylvia- wow, two showers down and 1 to go! I bet you love looking at all the baby stuff. I do daily!! I'm sure work is exhausting at this point. Glad you've scheduled your photo session!

    I was feeling crappy since the weekend and just didn't want to wait on my Monday appt, so went in today and had a 35-week exam. Urine still clear, no protein, BP still great, lost 1.5 lbs instead of gaining, but I told them its only because I've been feeling bad since Saturday. Jace still doing great with 150 HB. Doc thinks my BP being under 120/80 is part of why I feel nautious and light headed. Since I typically have high BP and taking the Procardia keeps it at about 108/70, it is starting to affect me more. Been having body aches and tension and headaches...no flu, no fever. Doc guessing combo of anxiety and normal late pregnancy discomforts.

    Had step b test normally done around 35 weeks. Also had cervix checked. Closed. So, I'm officially off Procardia as of today in hopes that contractions can start changing cervix. Should help me feel better also since side effects will go away. At this point its a matter of watching for progress with my cervix. Prenatal massage this evening.
    Me 45, DH 45, DSD 22, DSS 19, DD 15, DS 1. TTC forever!! 3 ectopics, 2 miscarriages, 4 failed IVF's & one successful Donor Egg cycle! Trying for DE baby #2!

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    Oh, and I scheduled my maternity photo session for Tuesday!!
    Me 45, DH 45, DSD 22, DSS 19, DD 15, DS 1. TTC forever!! 3 ectopics, 2 miscarriages, 4 failed IVF's & one successful Donor Egg cycle! Trying for DE baby #2!

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    Quote Originally Posted by runnergirl View Post
    Hi Michelle, glad you are doing well! I failed the 1 hour then passed the 3 hour with flying colors. That would be nice to have it at your house, no need to lug all the gifts home! I just had my second this past weekend and have 1 more in April. They are so fun.

    Rhonda, you look great! I just called a photographer to see about maternity photos, and then baby pictures also. Glad your work is so flexible and accomodating. I am so tired at the end of the school day, I really want to just nap!

    Rachel hope all is going well!

    Take it easy everyone!
    Thanks! Well, I failed my 3 hour test. After seeing the diabetic diet, I realize now that I was not eating enough. My two doctors had shaved down my diet because they had been harping on my weight gain since my first day seeing them. No carbs for lunch and dinner, two small snacks a day. And I honestly feel like it's helped cause the GD. I've been monitoring everything I eat since starting to see the docs because every appointment they focused on my weight gain. It's extremely frustrating because I can still wear pre-pregnancy jeans/clothes and people say I don't look pregnant besides the huge belly (so no weight in the face, arms, etc). But the doctors claim I've gained too much weight (not considering I was on progesterone for the 1st three months and on bed rest as well). I did gain more than normal in the 1st trimester, but I've been working out and eating a very restricted diet ever since. It is all in my belly and boobs. So I'm on the new diet, eating six times a day and I'm convinced that this will turn it around. I honestly feel if they had backed off a bit on the restricted diet they had me on, this wouldn't have happened. I was eating less food than I was before I was pregnant and that's not healthy for a pregnant woman. They were well aware of how little I was eating and they both were the ones that put me on that original diet. I'm not surprised my blood sugar was messed up and I'm really hoping it gets regulated quickly. It's frustrating because I've been doing everything my doctors tell me every step of the way and I'm still having problems. I know I'm complaining a lot about this. I just feel no matter what I do , the doctors say it's wrong and I'm only doing exactly what they tell me. I'm just happy they caught this now, because it's early enough that it shouldn't have caused any issues with the baby and that's the most important thing. We have another u/s on the 13th again.

    The shower will be at my grandmother's house, after much family discussion. While it would have been great to have it here, it will be nice just to show up and have everything ready. Glad you're doing well and enjoying all your showers!

    So you both are doing pregnancy photos? I've just decided to do that. When are you doing yours, Sylvia? My friend suggested 8 months and I just wanted to see what you were thinking.

    Quote Originally Posted by nostoppingme View Post
    Michelle- you must feel pretty good about having the nursery painted and ordering baby furniture soon. It will all come together very shortly. And a shower in a month...they are so much fun!!! Hopefully you will do fine on the 3-hour glucose. Hope your iron level picks up taking 2 pills a day!

    Sylvia- wow, two showers down and 1 to go! I bet you love looking at all the baby stuff. I do daily!! I'm sure work is exhausting at this point. Glad you've scheduled your photo session!

    I was feeling crappy since the weekend and just didn't want to wait on my Monday appt, so went in today and had a 35-week exam. Urine still clear, no protein, BP still great, lost 1.5 lbs instead of gaining, but I told them its only because I've been feeling bad since Saturday. Jace still doing great with 150 HB. Doc thinks my BP being under 120/80 is part of why I feel nautious and light headed. Since I typically have high BP and taking the Procardia keeps it at about 108/70, it is starting to affect me more. Been having body aches and tension and headaches...no flu, no fever. Doc guessing combo of anxiety and normal late pregnancy discomforts.

    Had step b test normally done around 35 weeks. Also had cervix checked. Closed. So, I'm officially off Procardia as of today in hopes that contractions can start changing cervix. Should help me feel better also since side effects will go away. At this point its a matter of watching for progress with my cervix. Prenatal massage this evening.
    Thanks, Rhonda. I'm excited that the nursery is painted and the furniture is being ordered tomorrow and should be here in two weeks. I can't wait until I can start washing the baby clothes and getting everything put away. I'm glad everything went well at the exam, but sorry you've been feeling badly. I'm hoping being off the Procardia gives you a bit of relief. Glad your cervix still closed. Looks like Jace is staying in there for as long as he can, good boy!

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    Oh, and I scheduled my maternity photo session for Tuesday!!
    I can't wait to see your photos!

    Thanks for letting me vent, ladies. This whole thing has been a very frustrating issue. Working out 5 days a week, following the diet my doctors have given me since day one and now I've got GD. I feel like I've got hurdles no matter what I do. Just glad this doesn't seem to be affecting the baby, and praying everything is OK. I'll keep you posted and hopefully be in a better mood the next time I do.
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    Michelle, Hope the diet helps! I think it is normal to have put on a few pounds early for those of us that went through IVF with all the hormones and restricted activity. I put on a few pounds early on, but it all worked out. My dr has said nothing about my weight, all mine is the same as yours in the belly and boobs. I follow pretty much the same diet, eat about 6 times a day. Though sometimes more because I have to break up meals, I can't eat too much at one meal. It should help and you hopefully will have more energy also! Enjoy your shower and don't be afraid to eat a piece of cake! Just have some veggies with it. The fiber slows down sugar absorption. Did they say anything about meeting with a nutritionist?

    Rhonda, the maternity photos should be so nice! Get them done soon, you may not have much longer!

    I met with the photographer and hopefully we can get the pictures done this Saturday. So I will be 33 weeks when I get them done.

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    Thanks Sylvia. I'm going to a diabetic class next week which will go over everything and I have to measure my blood sugar after every meal. But I started the diet early because I didn't want to wait a week to get my blood sugar back on track. After doing some research, I found out that it isn't related to what I have/haven't been eating which is a big relief, but is just a result of the pregnancy hormones not letting the insulin do it's job. I guess I'm more frustrated with my doctors being so negative about my weight gain, which has been normal to me if I can still fit into my regular clothes, but they are so focused on it. It's been a very frustrating experience as far as that goes. I just feel like my doctors have been on me constantly, focusing on that one thing and I've been working so hard to stick to their rules and have now had this happen. My diet was very restricted before, so while I'm still eating the same food, it is just more of it to keep my sugar balanced. We'll see what happens...
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