Hi ladies! I'm sorry I haven't been around much lately. This pregnancy has been really challenging what with horrible m/s, stress and a bunch of illnesses. Currently I have bronchitis. I'm just glad it's not something I need abx's for. I've been on so many meds this pg it makes me nervous.
HOWEVER, on a GOOD note, on monday we found out we're having a healthy, perfect looking.........BOY!!!!! So we're joining the BLUE team! Everyone was convinced this LO was going to be a girl so we were all surprised, lol. Even our midwife, chiropractor (she's a pg chiro), etc, though it was girl. NOPE! He made extra sure we knew he was a boy. My husband has been kinda in shock, lol. He keeps coming up to DD and telling here "You'll always be my favorite daughter" or "You're the prettiest girl in the whole world" and stuff like that. I looked at him as was like "You're processing, aren't you? lol!" He just grinned. We're all thrilled, just a little surprised. Especially because DH has always been right about the gender, lol!
Personally, I always try to believe there's hope, even when there doesn't look like there's much. I've seen women have slow rising HCG's and measure that far off and suddenly BAM there's a baby with a strong heartbeat. The waiting game is totally torture. I'm sorry you're having to go through all the waiting and wondering and trying to hope, etc. Tons of sticky vibes!View Thread
s/c - The Phenergan has been mostly working, although I've thrown up about 3 times this week. Better than 3x/day! Plus I gained about 7lbs in a week! So yay! Honestly, this pregnancy has been hard on me emotionally. I've really been struggling with how sick I've been and trying to take care of 3 little ones. I'm only showing as much as I did with my 1st baby, which of course makes me worry. This is my 4th (6th total)! Shouldn't I be a lot bigger by now? I'm just really discouraged.
other - my boys have a GI bug that's really yucky. I know that's part of why I vomited yesterday, *sigh*. My 22m old has been nap-striking lately which makes all of us miserable. I had to push my chiro appt back AGAIN due to the illnesses (first it was the fire, now illness) and I REALLY want to see her and start seeing her regularly so I'm really bummed about that. DD has been "shopping" every catalog and store she sees for her baby "sister", lol. We'll see, li'l girl.
Next mw/a - 7/23 I'll be a day shy of 19w. Not sure if we'll do an u/s then, or a few weeks later.View Thread
Melissa - Can you feel where the top of your uterus is if you lay on your back and feel? Mine is about an inch under my belly button and I'm just a couple days behind you. If it's up that high it's probably your stomach/intestines as they move around and readjust their position. But it's definitely not too early to feel baby! I always feel baby really early (11ish weeks this time around). I describe early movement as like little bubble pop - TMI, but almost like gas, just in the area of your uterus. Kailah and Snowflake
w/g - as of 2 weeks ago I was -14lbs, but thanks to Phenergan I think I may be going in the right direction finally.
s/c - feeling movement pretty much every day. I got put on Phenergan last Monday as I still have had pretty severe m/s and it's working! Many celebrations this week as I've been able to eat and then keep down almost full meals! I still look really small and can still lay on my tummy with minimal discomfort so of course I'm driving myself nuts worrying about that.
other - We had a really "exciting" week around here in Colorado - a fire erupted near Colorado Springs: The Waldo Canyon Fire. I think it made national news, so you may have seen something about it. I live up Hwy 24 in Woodland Park (the fire was between us and Colorado Springs, along Hwy 24) and ended up being evacuated for 4 days. We just got back last night and our house is safe and sound, but we are still on standby evacuation notice as it's still just a couple miles from our house, even though they've got this side of it pretty well contained.
next mw/a - tomorrow at 11am. Hoping to see some weight gain, lol!View Thread
Well, I know this is a Wednesday update, but since there's only 2, I thought I'd add mine.
Kailah and Snowflake
wg - -14lbs even after being able to eat for almost a week thanks to the unisom, I'm still losing weight! Hopefully the m/s is over with soon. :x
s/c - movement!!!! I always feel movement really early, but it's now every day, a few times a day. I'm finally starting to really believe I'm pg and this one's gonna stick. BB's still really sore, but noticed my milk ducts starting to turn white and I'm already getting some colostrum out, lol. I guess your body really prepares early with #4!
other: Love my midwife! Met her "overseer" midwife (mine is still an intern) and it was neat to see them kinda in "teacher/student" mode at my appointment. SO proud of my mw!!! (she was my doula, but she's amazingly knowledgeable and decided to take that "next step" and become a mw and we decided to join her on her journey) Her blood draw was one of the least painful I've had over the years. Heard baby's hb - in the 150's!
So glad it was a good u/s! Yeah for seeing your bean and a good hb! I know how hard it is to not worry about things like that, even if they were a "fluke" with that baby. (((Hugs))) and calming vibes!View Thread