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    Wow, 2.5hrs...and I was complaining because mine was an hour and a half !!! I'm sorry it was all around pretty miserable ...that is such a bummer, and no good pics to show for it, booo !

    Great update on the boys though !!!! Really praying the OB is happy with the shots so you don't have to go back !

    I would think 3.3 is fine since the tech at my anatomy u/s said they like to see it over 3.0 .
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    Oh my goodness! 2.5 hours!!! I would have gone crazy. I'm glad everything looked great with your baby boys though. What a great update!!!
    Missing my angels. Forever my babies. Gone but not forgotten! I will see you three again one day!!![/FONT]

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    So yesterday I took the day off of work to spend it with 3 year old DD. She has been having MAJOR behavioral issues the past month or so. I know it is pregnancy related, she is acting out in ways that she never has. One minute she is super clingy (won't let me leave her at daycare without a meltdown), the next she is being stubborn and yelling that she is a BIG GIRL now. It's been quite the struggle.

    Anyways, we were sitting on the couch watching 19 Kids and Counting, (her choice, she wouldnt let me change the channel). The Mother goes in for a sonogram at 18 weeks to find out the baby's gender, DD was glued to the tv because by now she's been to lots of sonograms with me. Well, they discover that they baby had no heartbeat and had passed away. DD starting crying like I had never seen her cry before, I started bawling, the people on tv are crying, what a mess!!! I changed the channel and hugged DD, not really knowing what to say but I suggested we "watch a dvd of our babies". So we did, we watched the dvd from the gender reveal, about 30 minutes long. And we cuddled for awhile. That was completely unexpected to see on tv, and of course I wouldn't have let DD see that if I had known. It just proves to me that she has a much better understanding of the world than I realized.

    But the whole thing has stuck with me and has made me feel more blessed than you can imagine. The fears of losing a twin, or both, is always in the back of my mind but I feel confident most of the time through prayer and positivity. Do you know that moment when you first wake up in the morning? When it takes you a minute to remember you are pregnant? And when you do remember you just smile and rub your belly, feeling so HAPPY to have a baby growing inside of you. That was me this morning, just feeling completely blessed! Whenever I get worried about raising two babies at once, I remind myself that the Lord has placed this blessing in our lives for a reason, we have been chosen to raise these babies. Not to mention, DH is an amazing provider, and SUCH an understanding man. I just know that if any man can handle twins, it's HIM! <3
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    Poor dd. I saw that episode you're talking about and will never watch it again. It brought back so many bad memories for me. Those two sweet babies are definitely a blessing for you. I am so glad you found the perfect man to raise them with. 😊

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    If I'm remembering correctly your LO is in her 3's, isn't she? I have found that age to be the most difficult with BOTH boys. It comes and goes all year, and seems to tapper off closer to 4, but THREE has been WAY WORSE than TWO for us, historically. Perhaps she's just going through normal 3 year old stuff and it's only slightly exacerbated by the pregnancy?
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    Quote Originally Posted by khadijavye View Post
    If I'm remembering correctly your LO is in her 3's, isn't she? I have found that age to be the most difficult with BOTH boys. It comes and goes all year, and seems to tapper off closer to 4, but THREE has been WAY WORSE than TWO for us, historically. Perhaps she's just going through normal 3 year old stuff and it's only slightly exacerbated by the pregnancy?
    You are probably correct, she is 3 1/2 and will be 4 in January. I just don't have anything else to compare it to but it could all be completely normal for her age!!! She has never been the clingy type until the past few months, for example: Her Father shows up to pick her up for his time with her, and she throws a fit and wants to stay with "Mommy". That is definitely brand new, she has always been over the moon excited when her Father comes to get her. He gets her every Sunday for the whole day.

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    My dd was about the same age when we were having dd2. So besides 3s it was also attention shift, stress from having pregnant tired mommy and a new baby in the house soon. It settled a bit once the baby was born. Well, within a couple of months after. So hang in there. She will surprise you also with deep understanding of things but since she is still young and can't process all the overwhelming emotions she may act up. Hugs

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    Sounds like a normal 3-3.5 year old to me. ;) DS1 did all of the same things and his brother was 1 by then, so I don't think it had a lot to do with that. DS2 is in the throws of it and it is wearing me out. I think that the only pregnancy correlation is that *I* have less patience and probably have a shorter fuse at the moment. I hope Simon doesn't equate that with Gideon.
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    Age 3 is the most challenging of the younger years imo !! Things are actually very smooth-sailing right now with my littlest ones (4 and 2), but shortly after the baby is born ds will be 3 and I'm anticipating some rough seas ahead. If nothing else, lol, experience has given us hope...it'll be an adventure for sure, but we'll get through it !

    Thinking of you, momma !
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    22 weeks!!

    I still remember vividly being 3 weeks + 4 days pregnant and FREAKING OUT that I got a BFP. Every hour or so I would go back and look at the pee stick to make sure I wasn't crazy and seeing things! And each day after that passed by sooooo slowly waiting for that first 8 week appointment! Finding out that we were pregnant with TWINS, I will never forget that day. The shock, the excitement, one of the most overwhelming but happiest days of my life.

    And here I am at 22 weeks! I pray every night for these babies, for their health and that they stay inside me until at least 36-37 weeks. But it's awesome to be in the middle of it and time is just flying by finally. September and October will be very busy months for me with my Sister's upcoming wedding. October is one of my favorite months, and Halloween is my favorite Holiday. I doubt I will be dressing up and doing much, but I will at least decorate! lol SO I am hoping those months fly by for me as well.

    It's been great getting to know each of you through this journey! With some people in their 30 weeks, its a reality that the babies will start coming before we know it! AHH!!!

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    Happy 22wks!!!!!!!!!!

    I was just thinking about my bfp too...went back and looked at my hpt progression last night . It feels so long ago, but the time has absolutely flown by! My heart even did flip-flops as I read my first few posts in my update thread...just remembering the excitement and nerves, lol, .

    It's amazing to be this far already and have all of that behind us isn't it ...I can't believe how soon some of our mommas are going to be popping !
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    I know, I'm feeling the same way!
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    22 weeks
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    Quote Originally Posted by khadijavye View Post
    If I'm remembering correctly your LO is in her 3's, isn't she? I have found that age to be the most difficult with BOTH boys. It comes and goes all year, and seems to tapper off closer to 4, but THREE has been WAY WORSE than TWO for us, historically. Perhaps she's just going through normal 3 year old stuff and it's only slightly exacerbated by the pregnancy?
    Yeah I thought 3-4 was a really tough time too. For both boys. I felt 4 was easier..but somedays I feel 5 is hard too. It's just different. But 3 is a really hard age for kids. They are trying so hard to express their frustrations but arent mature enough yet to understand to control their emotions. And the disobedience is on purpose verses just ignorance.

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    23 weeks!! Wooooooot wooot!!

    So i had an interesting morning. Just filed my first police report, I guess its a good thing if I am 32 years old and this is the first time I've ever had to call the po-po. Someone was tampering with our mail during the night, so I walked with the police officer to all the neighbors houses with him. We weren't the only ones they targeted. BUT anyways, I've never been told during this pregnancy that I look like I am going to pop any minute until today. And By 3 different neighbors. I must look particularly huge today or something, what the heck! lol Of course I told them all "No not yet, I've got twins in here." and they all gasp in horror and tell me good luck. I always have a good laugh about it though, because honestly I could use all the luck in the world! lol

    All in all, things are pretty good here. Not much to report. I've been making myself relax and put my feet up in the evenings which has helped big time with my feet and ankles swelling. I am having some vein issues as well, but that's to be expected with all the extra weight up front. I've tried telling myself that my babies are worth a few spider veins here and there!! But still stinks, I have to live with these legs the rest of my life. I am weighing every day, keeping an eye on things. I am up 22lbs, my goal is a pound a week overall so am hoping to keep my gain around 40lbs or less but we'll see.

    No idea when I will get to see the babies again or if I am going to be seeing a specialist at all. I am writing down some questions for my OB because between the two of us, i feel like we are too laid back sometimes. "How you feeling?" "Good!" "Ok, cool, see you next time." lol

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    I thought from your recent baby bump pic that you looked great...some people...I've been getting those shocked comments when I tell people I'm due in Nov. Yes its at the beginning of Nov. But the all look at my like oh....thought it was sooner..eye roll..

    That stinks about police report even needing to be filed. Hope they didn't get anything Important from the mailbox.

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    24 weeks!

    As you can see I am only doing updates on days when my week changes! We've reached miro preemie viability and I am so happy about that milestone. I have an OB appointment this afternoon, really hoping to see my babies on a sonogram but I don't know that I will get to. But I do Loooooove feeling the babies all day all the time.

    I wrote down a list of questions for the OB, because we both ooooh and aaaah over babies and don't get down to details during appts. We are too laid back. So I wrote:
    When do we start internal exams to check cervix etc?
    I'm having bad pains, tightness across the top of my belly every evening, anything to worry about? (I havent been able to eat dinner in almost 3 weeks because of it )
    When do I move to every 2 week appointments?
    Will I be seeing a Twin Specialist at any point?
    Will I be receiving growth scans?

    I will update on his answers, but for now I am comfy and happy. Sleeping well and not many complaints to speak of. Had a sit down with my boss this morning, he is leaving by December. So I will have a new Supervisor when I come back to work after having the babies. Which SUCKS, because I love this guy. But we have all the paperwork in place for my maternity leave. I will get 12 weeks under the Family Medical Leave Act, and I have been approved to telework if I get put on bedrest before they arrive. Happy to have those things lined up.

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    Happy 24wks!!!!

    Wooohoooo, so excited for you to be at the micro-preemie viability milestone...that is huge !!!!

    I'm looking forward to your update and hoping you have a great appt today !
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    Great that you have all that lined up and settled with your current boss. Sorry he's leaving.
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    Alright I owe you guys an Appointment Update. 24 week Appt with OB yesterday. Let's see, I think I will make a list! Here are the Good parts of the appointment and Crap parts!

    Good Parts:
    • Babies are great, HR of 150 and 160 because both were very active and kicking the OB's doppler every time he placed it on my stomach and going crazy for some reason. Quite entertaining. Even he was chuckling.
    • Up 4lbs in 4 weeks, not bad I don't think. Right on track for 1lbs a week for twins.
    • I have another U/S scheduled for Fri Aug 29th, I'll be 25 weeks. So YAY for seeing my babies again. But BOO that we have to do another full anatomy scan because the first Tech didn't do a very good job. Going back to the place where I had the NT scan, should be much better.
    • Got a doctor's note so I can be put on the Navy's Leave Donor List.
    • OB answered all of my questions on my list. Answers: No, I won't be seeing a Specialist because my twins are Di/Di and I have had no prior issues with pregnancy. He will start Cervix checks around 32 weeks unless I have issues before then. He thinks all of my pain in my upper stomach is just usual organs being smooshed. With a fundal height of 31-32 weeks, I believe it.

    Crap Parts:
    • 3rd appointment in a row where I was at the office for over 2 hours. I know he's a busy man, but its exhausting waiting around so long. 45 mins in the waiting room, 45 mins in the patient room before he came in.
    • OB answered all of my questioins, but not without an attitude and rolling of his eyes a couple of times. He was clearly having a bad day. But if I come to you with questions because frankly you don't tell me ANYTHING unless I ask, I expect you to be respectful of my time.
    • I explained that I haven't been able to eat dinner in 3 weeks because of that pain in the top of my stomach in the evenings. His response "Well you must've been eating something, you gained 4lbs!"
    • It was a thousand degrees in there, I cried my eyes out in the parking lot because of his weight comment and was upset the rest of the evening with how he treated me.


    My Aunt (his nurse) called me after she got off work and said that the Doc had a really bad day and was acting that way all day long to everyone. But that didn't make me feel much better about the situation. Talking with DH really helped calm me down and we spent the evening watching tv while he rubbed my feet. And I woke up this morning not so pissed. I don't see him again until Sept 18th so by then maybe I will be over it. He really is the best doctor in the County, but sometimes I feel like treats me differently because we have known each other for so long. Like, doesn't give me quality time or attention like he should? I don't know if I am overreacting or not.

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    I would be rather ticked too....working in healthcare is stressful...trust me I know....but that doesn't give him the right for his behavior. I wish you better luck next time.
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    Yeah, I'd be pretty upset about his behavior as well. Definitely disappointing.
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    Oh man, I'd be upset too about some things in that appointment. But there is a lot of positive news coming out of it as well, and its good you can focus on that too. Sounds like you're doing really well.



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    Lots of good news , but I feel you on his attitude, that stinks !!
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    Yes, I am to the point where I am just happy that everything is still looking good and I have no issues. I am looking forward to my Sonogram Friday way more than I thought I would, DH is taking off to go with me too. I want to see my babies! And this lady got some really good pictures at my NT scan. SO maybe by now I can get some photos worth sharing since she is a more experienced Tech.

    All of the folks on my multiples boards I am a part of, get all this special attention from MFMs and Specialists. And I really think it is making me more sensitive to my OB not treating me like I am special lol If that makes any sense. He just seems overly confident all the time about me and the babies, which MOST of the time makes me feel comfindent. He stated that I am relatively low risk because of the following: my twins were conceived naturally, they are di/di and I had a previous pregnancy with zero complications. But I was told in the beginning he would refer me to a twin specialist later in the pregnacy, and he no longer feels that is necessary either. He said he will start cervix checks after 32 weeks, unless I have any issues. So we'll seeeeee.....
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    Oh that all sounds like really great news. Congrats on an awesome appointment!



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    25 weeks!

    Ok, the weeks seem to be flying by now. Crazy. I have a sonogram early tomorrow morning to redo the full Anatomy scan. Super excited because I think I will get some good pictures this time to share! At least I know that I am in store for a 2 hour appt, so I am mentally prepared. (And I am taking my pillow) I really don't think I will get another sono until I am in the 30s.

    Things to look forward to in September:
    My Baby Shower!!
    Nursery is 80% ready, plan to finish up this month.
    Next OB appt is Sept 18th
    I know there are more and I am just forgetting them....

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    Happy 25wks!!!!

    I cannot wait to see tomorrow's pics !!!!! Praying for a great scan !
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    I'm glad you're prepared for the long haul and will be bringing a pillow! Looking forward to pictures!!
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    Quick update on my boys! Had my 25 week followup anatomy scan yesterday. The technician was fabulous and really fast, this appt was over in an hour and a half. Would've been faster but Baby B was super stubborn. I got some great pics and I'll share them down below. Both babies measured 1lb 10 Oz, 25 weeks and 6 days gestation, heart rate of 148 and 150. They are so similar it's scary! Both are head down with Baby A's head right on top of my cervix! I wen from a 3 to a 4 so my cervix looks longer than a month ago. So happy!






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