It sounds like your kiddos are doing fantastically!
It sounds like your kiddos are doing fantastically!
That's a HUGE practice!! My practice has two OB's. My Pedi office has 2 docs, also. It would be nice if well baby visits were restricted to a specific day or two so that you could feel more confident that your itty bitty wasn't getting exposed to sick kids, but I've never been told they do such a thing.
Dorcas...I was nervous at first wondering how personalized the care would be at this health system but I'm very happy with my other care-providers so far and am hoping MFM will be the same way .
To celebrate being 8wks baby made it super easy to find a hb today...168bpm and I got it *loud* and clear tonight ! I wish I would have had my tablet so I could have recorded it, but it was in a different room...bummer, but lots more opportunities for that later .
Just so happy for you Kelly!!
I can't believe you're finding the hb already! What kind of Doppler so you have? Is it a nicer one? Mine is cheap. Is babe super low? I didn't find Carter's until 12 weeks and it still took me a few minutes.
Mine was given to me by a friend...it's called Sonotrax. Crazily, it has a 2mhz probe which isn't as sensitive as a 3mhz so I thought I'd be 10-12wks at least before hearing a hb! The doppler I used with previous pgs was a professional grade (it was a midwife friend's) with a 3mhz probe. I always tried to find the hb starting at 8wks but never found it prior to 8wks 6d so it's just crazy unreal I got it at 7wks this time !!
I have had occasional brown spotting this last week which my RE said is because I have a small hematoma behind the placenta...she said they are really common and won't cause any problems for the pg other than the spotting. It has been sooo great having the reassurance that everything is fine with our LO .
Ha, I went shopping at Walmart today and as I passed the clothing section I saw the cutest fold down, chevron, knit skirts! I rarely shop at Walmart for clothes because the colors and styles they have in my size are geared towards juniors and not very flattering on me, but the skirt will be perfect for an expanding waistline . I was with my mom who is visiting from out of town so I didn't have time to grab one and try it on...going to do it next week and if I love it as much as I think I'm going to I'll have to find a t-shirt and a scarf to match. The great thing about fold down waists is I can keep wearing it pp and fold it up for modesty purposes while nursing . Eek, it'll be my first "maternity" clothes purchase !
Haha, I've been thinking the last couple days about how nice it's going to be to feel "normal" again in a few weeks...looots of reassuring symptoms now . I didn't take benadryl last night to see how I'd do and ended up taking it after an hour because I felt sick . It doesn't take the nausea away completely, but it definitely helps and not waking up all night feeling nauseated makes a world of difference the next day . I'm constantly fatigued, but thankfully I only feel sick in the afternoon and evening so I've been able to do school with the kids and get a lot of the cleaning done before it hits. I haven't thrown up yet, but it's hard to eat because I only want to eat what sounds good and we rarely have the things on hand that sound good, lol . I think my older kids are getting really suspicious...I'm sure when I tell them they'll tell me they already know . I usually start turning a corner around 10wks...so hopefully just another 2-3wks
We moved here 2yrs ago and so far I have only made acquaintances so not knowing anyone has kind of been a blessing, lol, it would be really hard to find the energy to go anywhere or have anyone over. We'll be visiting family for Easter, but because of travel we never stay long and we won't be going up for Mother's Day so the next time we'll be around family will be for dd's open house in June. I'll be 17wks at that point, so far enough to feel better but not so far anyone will be able to tell (I don't want to steal dd's thunder...it's her day ). Anyway, my point is that it won't be hard to keep it a secret until July 4th which is important to me (I'll be 22wks).
I'll probably get a big brother t-shirt for my youngest and let my little kiddos do the "announcing" when we see dh's family on the 4th . I'll just text my family...my mom already knows and my brothers and their families don't care how they find out, lol, as long as they find out eventually .
It's so nice to be able to relax a little and feel like I plan these things having made it this far
Kelly..that skirt sounds really cute!
I am so happy for you that you get to hear the heartbeat and everything is progressing normally so far for you!
I know the morning sickness/evening sickness is a pain. Praying you find relief soon with that! And I completely understand not wanting to do much or see many people or have people over. My hubby is such a social light and loves to have parties at our house. I've been a complete scrudge the past month or so. I don't want to see many people or do much...Thankfully we should alllll feel better around the summer time and can enjoy the warm weather and outdoor activities.
Kelly, I just saw! So exciting! !! With dd2 I also had a clo t and it resolved on its own. Stick, baby, stick!!!!
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Soooo, I called and requested zofran...the nausea and accompanying dizziness has been starting earlier and earlier. Today I woke up with it and it hasn't eased up...it usually gets worse as the day goes on. Since I have reactive hypoglycemia I'm feeling like the benefits outweigh the risks . Hopefully, I won't feel poorly enough to use it every day and will start feeling better in a couple weeks.
Aww sorry you're feeling bad. I hope you won't need it everyday too!
The progesterone may be causing the increase in symptoms...at least that is what my OB told me....she stated that the progesterone can make most people more nauseated than those who do not use it....so maybe it will ease up once you decrease your progesterone dose.....
I know it must be a pain, but your symptoms are soooo reassuring! Plus, just getting baby on the Doppler is an amazing reassurance! I won't call this a "symptom" for me because I'm still not having any of those (the whole fatigue thing fizzled out quick) but I too have a hard time finding something to eat. It just has to SOUND good, lol. It's strange.
You poor thing! Sounds like you have a strong little bean in there though!! Sorry you're getting so sick. I really hope the zofran helps. I tried sea bands, ginger, unisom, dramamine and finally zofran. Nothing truly made me feel good, but the zofran did seem to take the edge off so I could still go to work. I had chronic gagging and dry heaves all. day. long. I still have flashbacks when I smell something that made me sick during pregnancies and can't eat certain things since. Not fun, but so worth it in the end, right?
Brittany...that's exactly how I feel, lol, I hate feeling nauseous, but it is so reassuring that I seriously don't even feel complainy...just need to get it manageable so I can keep up with school and family life .
It took me a little while to find the hb this morning, but then bam all of a sudden there it was, lol, it was so loud it actually startled me...I was ready to give up and just try again later .
Ugh, yes, been fighting the gagging/heaving...it's like it's always right there, but so far no throwing up thankfully!!!
Isn't it crazy what can trigger it...of all things, Pinterest makes me feel sick, lol, I seriously cannot go to Pinterest anymore !
How awesome! Congrats to your daughter! I'm sure it will be a smooth transition into college life! Support is always great and I know you are that type of family!
I was *supposed* to complete my teaching credential this semester, and then take my 2 courses to get my Masters buuuuuutttttt I've slacked. Oh well, there's time.
Brittany...definitely lots of time still! Ha, I have a friend who went to college and got a BS in mechanical engineering...he changed his mind and decided he wanted to be a dentist. He completed his education and training at 30yrs old and is now doing great in his profession . My dh is 39 and has a BS in mechanical engineering, but is considering getting an MA in business administration so he can move up at his company. So yup, take your time for sure and enjoy your family...that's not slacking it's just rearranging priorities for now ;)
Wow, picked up my zofran prescription...much better!! I still feel a little blah, but definitely more functional and I was even able to finish my dinner (I rarely get through a whole meal...just cannot bring myself to eat much at one sitting) .
I felt well enough to be able to read my youngest kiddos their bedtime story (we're reading The Boxcar Children series). It's one of my fav times together and I haven't been able to the last week because I've felt so poorly in the evenings. Feeling thankful !