I have been mia lately mainly due to life events. i am chugging right along through this pregnancy. 31 weeks seems like such a long time to be pregnant but 9 weeks feels so far away. i switched obs at 28 weeks. did my gtt with the first and got the results from the new one. Negative btw. I went into labor at 30 weeks and the stopped lil man from coming. i now am on modified bed rest with procardia to make the contractions less effective. Even though i am dilated, the dr said my cervix is still long and the placenta is healthy, both good signs. Plus the fft came back negative. Ive had to stop working. My new dr is very proactive in monitoring the preterm labor. She is also letting me vbac which was my reason for switching to her. Now my only concern is for when i go into labor. My dr seems to think i am going to go early and fast. With ds I wss at a 2 since 24 weeks to 34. At 36 weeks i measured at 3-4 at my dr when she sent me for a nst. the hour between my dr and the nst i went to a 7 without any pain and only 2 contractions. ds was footling breech so i was rushed into a csectionView Thread
dang phone... new dr is making sure everything that we can do is being done to make sure i dont end up another csection. as for my stats this pregnancy, i have gained 27lbs, crave reeses peanut butter cups and either laugh or cry at very inappropriate times. dh doesnt know what to do with me half the time. ds just likes to egg it on. being 3 he almost has a responsibility to. i just wish he wouldn't lift my shirt up in public and point out my "huge" belly.
i want to know how the other girls from ttcal are doing? everyone else having the same problems i am with internet and life?View Thread
I had my 20 week u/s. LO is definitely a BOY. DS is so excited. DH and I couldn't be more excited either. Now down to the serious business. My SCH is no more. THANK GOD!!!! It disipated on its own and I am now longer at an increased risk for PROM or preterm labor. LB is measuring right on target for 20 weeks. Well formed organs and body parts. The tech was so excited for me too that she decided to do a 4d ultrasound and we got some amazing pictures. I feel so blessed and thankful right now. I feel like I took my first pregnancy for granted. everything was so easy and I never gave anything a second thought. It had honestly never occured to me that something could go wrong. When I took the pg test in april I knew, the second the plus sign showed up, I would never get to look upon that child and hold it in my arms. The 2 weeks of tests and u/s, pokes and prods, pelvic exams and questions; I never had any hope. My mind knew what my heart didn't want to accept. I hated that people kept saying reassurances knowing what I felt. The only people that knew were my sis and mother. It was heart wrenching and I became a very bitter person. When my husband read the pg test in August, I was floored. It immediately became a source of anxiety. This whole pregnancy has been anxiety and fear. I literally exhausted myself beyond reason. Yesterday was honestly the best day I have had since the day I had my son. That includes becoming married. It makes me thankful for every moment of sickness, pain, pokes, tests, and peeing myself. As much as I am embarassed by that last statement, I am thankful cause it just reassures that this kid is growing and moving just like he should be.View Thread
Britt- I am right there with you. i can feel the baby move somewhat now but there are still those days when I get panic attacks. Its not bad enough we go through the trauma of a loss and feel that pain, but to make every subsequent pregnancy complete and total anxiety is just unfair.We deserve to enjoy the experience, not live in fear of what we don't know. I can tell you that even when the mw uses the dopler and I can hear the heartbeat, I am still panicking about the baby growing properly. I dont think we will have true peace until our babies are in our arms breathing and crying.View Thread
weight- up 5 from prepreg but total gain is 12 from my 7lb loss in tri 1.
s/c- 1.34 cm kidney stone, popping hips, itchy skin and hiccups. I went to the urologist yesterday after I had to wait 2 weeks for the appointment and they told me its a wait and see approach for expecting women with a kidney stone this large. If it moves they will try a stent, but they wont blast it or try to remove it until I am late 3rd tri or delivered. I take the loritab as needed which is mostly at night. DS keeps me busy enough that I dont really think about it until I rest at night. At least the morning sickness has complete subsided. Im still concerned about the SCH diagnosed at 8 weeks but they are checking that at my next scan. I still vomit everytime I try canned tomato anything. DH thinks it only happens when he cooks dinner but thats not true. Other than being in pain and exhausted, lo is very active and seems happy, especially after I eat anything cold or dairy.
d/a- 20 week u/s on the 19th with renal scan. Im still not fully convinced LO has boy parts because the first u/s was questionable and the last one I couldnt tell its head from its butt. Can't wait to get it all out of the way and hopefully get some relief from the anxiety of this high risk pregnancy.View Thread
I think I can speak for all us girls here when I say that regardless of the reassurance provided to us during pregnancy, there is always that fear lingering of a loss. I have had the worst anxiety about it since the m/c in april. I am 17w2d and for the last 3 days I have been feeling my baby move. The first time I knew for sure it was baby, I bawled! Now, DH has been able to feel it and it is a huge relief. I used to only feel this way when I was getting an u/s. With the baby moving and being able to really feel it just reassures me it is doing well and thriving.
Anyone else felt their LO move yet? When did you first feel it moving?View Thread
Same here. I was a lil over 16 weeks and with my sister in the car. I kept telling her, I feel a thumping under my seat belt. She was the one who told me it was hiccups from the baby. I would have never guessed. But with this one, it got hiccups this afternoon and it I knew it right off the bat.View Thread