Hey!! Walking would be good. I wish I could walk more. I love to walk but live on all dirt roads, and I would have to buy one of those very expenive strollers that can go on dirt roads! I haven't had the guts to spend the money yet! Maybe after this LO and I'm so fat I can barely stand it I will do it! haha!
No they do the u/s with everyone. And I've never had a single complication in pregnancy, labor or delivery. They do them there in the office. With my first child I went to wichita, KS and they did the usual, 8 weeks and 20 weeks, and thats it. With Emma and this one I am going to Owasso, OK. Their routine is to do and U/S at 8 weeks, 12, 16, 20 and then agian at 36 weeks! It is very neat and I love to see the baby grow. Soon you will have your LO in your arms though which is even better!!
Picking names is so hard!! My DH and I have such a hard time. We never agree, or like you guys, we know someone with the name. Very frustrating!! Hopefully you guys can come up with something great! I know you can!
That's funny about your big belly! You probably look so cute! I am already showing. Argh! I can't believe it! I think it is because my abdominal muscles and wall are very weak from just having a baby, so it's just popping out because there is nothing to hold it back! lolView Thread
So glad Harli is doing well!! How is life as a mom? Are you adjusting and just loving it?
Glad you got your thryoid levels fixed. They will sure make you feel crummy when they are off.
Emma is doing well too. She is almost 7 months. She's been scooting all over and getting into things for awhile now. She's a go getter and we are going to have our hands full with her! She's already bored of her toys and wants to get into everything she's not suppose to! She's very curious and has alot of energy! At her 6 month check up a couple weeks ago she weight 15.7 lbs and was 26 inches long. She looks just like her daddy, which is so funny because Brooke looks exactly like me!!
Yes I am 14 weeks as of yesterday! We conceived on the first real cycle after emma. I am due September 2nd!
Wow! 30 weeks! You will be done soon!! How fun about the showers and getting the room ready!! It makes everything seem all that more real and exciting!
Great about the glucose test! I passed mine with flying colors with Emma too! It's so nice not to have to worry about that.
Don't worry about the weight! They say you need to gain at least 25 lbs, unless you were very overweight to begin with. I know what you mean about the scale not being your favorite number though!!! With Emma I gained the perfect 25 lbs, then only had 6 lbs to lose to get back to pre-pregnancy weight after she was born! I was so proud of myself! But then, of course, I gained all this weight randomly and before I could get it all off, I got pregnant again!! So I am just FAT at this point! I am looking forward to losing weight (hopefully, please please) after this one comes! I know it is hard to watch the scale go up, but it doesn't sound like you have gained all that much so far.. so hopefully you will gain just a few more and then it will be perfect! Walking would be a great thing! Gets the blood flowing - it's good for you and LO!
Do you guys have any feeling one way or the other what you're having? I decided to go along with my DH and we are going to be suprised as well! I'm actually kind of excited about that! I don't know or care either way!
I have another US at 16 weeks here in a few weeks. I am excited about that. Glad you are doing well!! Keep in touch!View Thread
Well they were concerned if the contractions were to continue. I guess that dehyrdation causes conractions and at times pre-term labor. Which in my case would have obviously ended badly! But I went home, drank lots of water (and continue to do so) and got alot of rest and the contractions stopped.
Went in for the 12 week U/S a few days later and everything looks great. Baby is perfect and I am feeling good pregnancy wise. Only bad part of this last week was that I pulled a few muscles in my back so taking care of Emma and working and even just walking hurt very badly. Now my back is better, but I have a terrible tooth ache. It seems I am always in pain these days, and tylenol does nothing compared to what I usually take, Ibuprofen. Which I am obviously not taking that. So all in all, baby is good, mommy is good - just hurting. I am still just grateful that I am able to be pregnant and the baby and I are healthy.
But thats enough about me... How are you?? I was wondering how far along are you now? You are getting so close! Let me know how everything is going for you on your end! Take care! I fixed my computer so I can log in at home. : )View Thread
yes that is always always a relief! I work one to two days a week and I love the girl that watches my girls. I can tell when I'm around all of them that she takes good care of them because my daughters love her! Thats so nice you will have a friend to help. Makes it so much easier to work when you don't have to worry about your child.
How fun about the shower! A couple shower will be so fun! You will have to tell me how it goes.
Well, I'm at work right now, I work at a hospital and had to go down to the ER because I was having contractions. (11 weeks). Well turns out I was dehyrdated so they gave me a liter of fluids and now I'm back to work. Kinda concerned because I'm still having contractions. I know that normally braxton hicks don't start until the middle of the second trimester. So I guess we will see what happens. I'm rather nervous at this point. But the ER dr said if there was something seriously wrong right now I'd be bleeding. I'm also wondering if my uterus is not cramping because of all the stress that it just went through, and it is not expanding, again! So I will call my dr tomorrow and see what she says. Hoping for the best of course. I have an appt this coming tuesday. Hopefully I will see a baby that has grown exponentially and is healthy!View Thread
Ugh so sorry about the back pain!! My back doesn't hurt way way too much, but it still hurts. It was like this with Emma too. Weird that it hurts before I'm even big. I hope your pregnancy cradle will help!! Too bad about the tailbone though. You don't really have that much longer left!!
I'm 10 and 1/2 weeks now! I still kinda forget I'm pregnant sometimes cause I'm so busy with Emma and Brooke and just life. I have another u/s in a week and a half. I'm excited. Maybe when I see the u/s again it will feel more real. I think I'm stil a little bit in an odd sort of denial. Where I know it's real, but at the same time I almost don't believe it. lol .
Have you gotten registered and gotten the ball rolling to get things ready? Just wondering cause I know you said you are both procrastinators!! View Thread
I can totally understand the reactions. Some of my friends have never been able to be pregnant, and it doesn't seem fair that I just had a baby and then got pregnant when she was a little under four months old. I have actually been feeling kind of guilty about it. No one else I am friends with is getting pregnant. They have all suffered loss and are struggling to conceive again or have never been able to conceive at all. Or they are single and wish they could be married and have kids. It all makes me feel guilty. It's just life, but it's odd to be on the other side now - the one getting pregnant easily. I know I didn't struggle nearly as long or have a difficult time as some ladies, but I tried for over 16 months and had 5 failed rounds of clomid. It was all very hard and heartbreaking for me so I know why some people are having a hard time. But like I said, my close friends are truly happy for me.
I will be nine weeks tuesday. It's already going by fast.
How is your back pain? Have you found anything to relieve it? My back has been hurting as well, even though I don't even have a belly yet!
Are you going to an OB or a midwife? Do you like them? I loved my OB and am excited to go back. The nurses were amazing.View Thread
You still have alot of time for the baby shower. Back pain sucks. Our bodies change so much and everything shifts causing pain. I hope you can live through it. With my back pain with Emma, it got better when my husband would give me massages. Hopefully you can find something that relieves some of the pain.
Things are going well. I am just extremely nauseous and tired! Porbably tired because I'm almost 8 weeks pregnant and still getting up in the night with a 5 month old! I can see why most people don't do this. lol. But I'm happy. With Emma, I threw up ALOT. So far with this LO, I have thrown up once, but am almost crippled by the pretty intense nausea.
Friends and associates had mixed reactions. Some were rather judgemental - (how did THAT happen?), Some probably put on a good face but later their real feelings came out. But my close friends were truly happy for me. Associates at work having trouble getting pregnant were very obviously upset by my news and one girl was very hateful to me. I can understand though. I just had a baby and now I'm already having another one. It would have bothered me too. My family knows all I have been through in my life and knows what motherhood means to me and are very happy for me.View Thread