Wow, what an eventful day! I'm glad everything is ok and your misery will end soon. It's exciting you'll see your babies in about 2 weeks! I did a baseline 24 hour urine collection this weekend. It was a bit of a pain, but not too bad. I kept it in a cooler of ice in the bathroom at my sister's suggestion. I did have an eventful time delivering it to the lab because the outpatient part of the lab was closed. I ended up taking it to labor and delivery, which took longer but it all worked out.View Thread
It was amazing and I managed to get a decent cell phone video of it so I can watch it anytime. My first OB appointment was last week and he was great about the transition. At the end he sat down and said he's happy that everything looks good and he would normally see me in 4 weeks, but he knows I've been monitored more closely and he didn't want to stress me out. He said if I wanted to come back earlier he was fine with that, but I agreed to 4 weeks (then realized when I got home my appointment is in 3 weeks). Then on a whim he decided to do an ultrasound to check on the vanishing twin anyway. I feel like I'm in good hands, but I've seen him for years and always felt good about him.View Thread
Rooni, I'm crying reading this because I've had so many of the same thoughts already. I also have a mentally ill absent mother. We are close to my dad now, but he's pretty emotionally closed off. My sister and I have dealt with the lack of a mother by becoming very close and finding other females to learn from. My husband's mother is horrible and insanely selfish. He's super excited about the baby, but because he had to take care of his younger siblings he's constantly telling me he's already raised 3 kids. This frustrates me because trying to keep them alive and changing diapers at 10 and 12 years old is very different from trying to actually raise a good person. I have told his aunt (who we like) that she's the designated grandma because I want my baby to know a grandma that's involved and excited to see him or her. I think all we can do is try to do the best we can and in the absence of the traditional we can choose the family in this child's life. The fact that we care enough to worry about this shows that we will be good parents. No one is perfect and we will make mistakes, but the most important thing is that our children feel safe and know they are loved.
My sister had gestational diabetes and PCOS. Her daughter is fine and has no effects from the diabetes even though she was on insulin. She went to the nicu at first until they were sure she could stabilize her own sugar, but she's fine. Yes, she learned that PCOS can cause problems breast feeding, but she also learned that it's ok to supplement and whatever breast milk she can provide is helping her daughter. She was really upset about not making enough until her daughter was about 2 weeks old and one of the lactation nurses told her that she'd had to supplement her own children. They aren't quick to share that information, but it's ok.View Thread
That's great! My RE released me at 8w3d. My OBGYN moved offices the next week (last week) and his nurse didn't want to drag me into that wreck so my appointment with her is tomorrow at 10 weeks and I'll probably see him next week.View Thread
We are very lucky to finally be pregnant, I just wish I felt well enough to enjoy it. I had one of those frustrating moments at work when one of our interns told me they found out her sister is pregnant and as far along as I am. She's 22 without a steady job and already has one kid with a different guy and not in a stable relationship. She went to the ER with probably appendix problems and they told her she was 9 weeks. The whole family was upset. As hard as we worked to finally get pregnant and now I'm so sick, while this girl can accidentally get pregnant unprepared to care for the baby and not be sick at all and not even know she's pregnant. I'm sure we've all had these moments. I will very much love and appreciate this baby.View Thread
Thanks for the suggestions. I'm willing to try anything, but I'm also struggling with morning sickness and having trouble keeping much down even with zofran. When the doctor started talking about diet I pointed this out and he didn't know what to say. The nurses at the ER were commenting that it was lousy I was having so many issues so early after working so hard to get there. You should have seen their faces when they asked how far along I am and I answered 8w6d. That led to questions of how I know that accurately. We want this baby so bad, but so far this is a miserable experience. I'm agreeing with my husband wondering why anyone would do this a second time, but I also know most women don't have this much trouble.View Thread