I'm doing well. I didn't end up getting sick this weekend, so I'm hoping to be dodging that bullet this time around. The heart burn is still hanging around, but Tums seem to help. We are taking our daughter to Disney World next week (one big family trip while it's still just the 3 of us) and I'm hoping my luck holds out and I don't get sick there. Hoping not to be the first person ever to get sick on the Dumbo flying elephants ride.
I'm sorry to hear you're having such a tough time being sick and tired all the time. The second trimester is usually better, so hang on! That stinks your first appt is so far away. I have an ultrasound on Thursday this week, first thing in the morning. Really excited about it. I will have the actual appointment with the midwife on the 13th, after we get back from FL. In good news, the longer you wait for your ultrasound, the more likely your baby will look human. Mine probably won't this time. A book I have that I really like is "Your Pregnancy Week by Week." It has pics of the baby for each week and gives good info about size and stuff. Maybe getting that and looking at the pics each week will help get you to your ultrasound. Hope you start feeling better soon! Take care of yourself!
Just wanted to let you all know that I started a community for the June mamas, since there seem to be so many us! It's called June 2013 Babies. This way rose of us due around the same time can stay in touch and post baby pics when it's time. Hope you all will join me there!View Thread
Welcome to the club! A bunch of us on here are due in June. So it looks like several of us will be going through a lot of the same things at he same time. Ought to get exciting when it's time for gender ultrasounds!View Thread
I'm so happy to hear that! I'm actually on the verge of tears. (Pregnancy hormones...) Keep is posted on the results of everything. I will keep praying for you and your baby, but I have every confidence that we'll be competing to be the first to deliver in June. Take care f yourself and that little one!View Thread
It really only takes one time to get listeriosis. I would listen to the doctors and avoid it altogether. I got food poisoning from Subway once not pregnant and it was HORRIBLE. I cannot imagine how bad it would have been were I pregnant or the effect it could have had on my baby. Deli meats, hot dogs, raw meat, and unpasteurized dairy products can all carry listeria. The odds probably aren't good that you would get listeriosis, but it only takes once. I really don't think it's worth the risk. Get a big sub after you give birth. (Side note: I don't think toasting the sub heats the meat to the 180 degrees required to kill bacteria.)View Thread
Yikes, it seems like you're getting a big, fat welcome to pregnancy. What day is you ultrasound? That really should help. When are you due? Heads up, if you're less than 8 weeks, the baby looks more like some strange creature than a human baby. But it is still exciting! If your cramping gets too bad, be sure to check in with your doctor.
I'm doing pretty well for now. Battling a bit of nausea and heart burn. With my daughter, I got crazy sick around 6 weeks and it lasted until 12 weeks, so I'm crossing my fingers that I don't start getting super sick this weekend. For now, I'm pretty ok. I've found that sucking on peppermint drops that contain actual peppermint oil helps with the nausea a bit. Hope you get to feeling better and sleeping more very soon!View Thread