Lisa - Hang in there. I was supposed to have my short term disability insurance to cover me but some idiot at the company didn't file my paperwork so I have 2 weeks worth of money to last my whole leave. I understand how it feel to think you are set 1 minute and the next, you are in trouble. Try having a yard sale or something and se if you can make a little back. I am looking into working online while on leave to help things along. Regardless, just try to relax and know that everything is gonna be alright. Eventually you start to beleive it.
Lilos Mom - Thanks. That makes me feel better. When did they find yours? I like hearing the sucess stories rather than the horror stories. Seems that is normally all anyone ever wants to tell. Afternoon naps rock! And they seem to be growing in importance as time goes on for me too. I agree the stretching is sometimes a bit painful. I guess it is the body's way of getting us all used to pain in small doses.
Jaz - put the scale down sweetie. I know it's hard but just leave it to the doc to weigh you. Beleive me I know how hard it is. I have faught with my weight since I was 10 years old. I now close my eyes when they put me on the scale when I have my appointments. I tell them to only say how much I gained between visits but not the total! I will start to cry if they do. There was something very liberating about beating my scale with a bat. It made me feel free. I know you are concerned about gaining weight but try to be healthy about it. It can be hard to enjoy the wonders of pregnancy when you step on a scale and get depressed all the time. (not to say you are like that - I am) I am more concerned with how I feel and how baby is feeling. We never know the effect we have on our LO's health even now. It is about the right time for clothes to stop fitting right.Funny how quick you can feel the difference. Just wait till you can't even wear you old stuff that you had once thought you would never wear again since you lost weight. That was a bad day for me. I don't recognise myself so it's really weird. You will get used to it though.
DHime - the doctor told me at my 18 week ultrasound that there may be an issue. I've heard that some people have to go on bed rest, etc. and it's quite dramatic however I had no restrictions and the doctors reassured me that most diagnosis' correct themselves on their own. I had a follow up ultrasound at 30 weeks and everything was fine. Hoping it goes the same for you too!
By the way on the topic of weight, I gained 5lbs in the last 3 weeks - what a wake up call. No more evening munchies for me or baby! or at least they'll be healthy ones. I love ice cream and since being pregnant this time crave chips or anything salty so it's going to be a battle but worth it in the end. Last time all I wanted was watermelon so it wasn't that bad... I guess my will power will have to kick in pretty quick.
Lilosmom - I know right. At first I wanted all things spicy. Once the heartburn kicked in I had to change that. Now I want fries all the time. Or salt and vinegar chips. My biggest thing has been cheese.
AFM - Now that DH read the 2nd tri info in the wte book, he is gonna make me eat healthier so I baby will like the right foods. Apparently baby will taste all the things I eat and develope a taste for that. (no fair) DH even mentioned brocoli. (shudder) I like salad but I really hate veggies for the most part. I am gonna have to find ways of mixing things I hate into the things I like. Time to get creative. Oh! I slept thru the night last night. Felt so good!
I've never been one to weigh myself very often, but when I do, I do get depressed. I just remember how much I used to weigh (from high school to my late 20s, my figure did not change much... then it did.)
Early in my pregnancy, I was annoyed at how big I was getting. I knew baby wasn't that big and it was all bloat/fat so I hated it. Now, I got quite attached to my little bump and I'm glad I'm showing.
In fact, there's me and my bump now, at 17-18 weeks:
Now I just hope I don't gain too much weight in my butt and thighs.
lilosmom - hang in there, you might be able to sleep through the night soon. It's around 15 weeks or so that I started doing that. My bump moved a bit higher, and baby is not sitting on my bladder anymore. I know it's temporary, but I quite enjoy it. I always had a hard time getting back to sleep after getting up.
Marie - What a cute bump!!!! (gonna have to do my own soon)
Lilosmom - I don't get to very often. Last night I was up 4times. Only once to pee though. most of the time I am trying to get comfy. The bigger the belly gets, the harder it is to sleep in 1 position all night. Even DH keeps waking me to get me to rool onto my side. since his blood supply is better on the side anyway.
AFM - Going back to the specialist on Wednesday. I am nervous about it but then I'm not. I just hope everything is okay. Have to hemoglobin tests also for blood issues. They need to know my volume limit to see how much blood I can safely loose. (scary thought)
Dhime, I hope you have a super high volume limit, but that you never need to use it - FX for you. I have a low placenta, too. Its not over my cervix, but its sitting a little close. I'll have to go back for an ultrasound again at about 30 weeks to make sure its moved more out of the way. My midwife is not worried about it & said in the majority of pregnancies, they do.
Ok, I've read the book & I have to say I just don't buy the part about the baby "tasting" our food. I can't see how nutrition in our bloodstream that gets transferred through the placenta, after our own bodies have digested it, has any taste left. Perhaps the amniotic fluid has a different flavor when we eat different foods, but I don't believe that the broccoli you ate ends up making for broccoli flavored amniotic fluid! That doesn't get you out of eating your veggies, but still....... Anyone can feel free to disagree, but it sounds like bs to me.
Marie, that's one very cute bump you've got there!
I'm back to work as of today and I hate it! I think I need another week of vacation to come back to life. Jet lag and first trimester just seem to be a bad combo.
Our next scan is on Monday and I can't wait. That should be my last appointment with our RE (it's kind of funny we're still there, to begin with, as he never really had anything to do with this pregnancy). I hope everything's still fine with our little beanie. I talked to the RE's nurse today and she said I should stop using progesterone suppositories today. Last one goes in before bed and that should be it. Uhoh. I mean, I'm okay with that, just a little bit worried for some unknown reason.
I got my second midwife appointment yesterday and it went well. We mostly talked and she answered some of my questions and worries. She got the results from my blood tests back and all was good. I tested for proteins and glucose in my urine, and both were negative.
We also listened again for baby's hearbeat. Once again, baby was hiding and it took some time to find the heart. (OH says we have a little ninja in the making) But we did find it and it was loud and clear.
I wasn't too worried when we were taking time to find the heart, because for the whole second half of our appointment, I could feel baby wiggling in there. I was never too sure before that it was him, but then it seemed pretty clear.
So it was a good day. Then last night I had another breakdown, I yelled at the cats and ran to bed in tears. It was unusually hot and humid yesterday and it made me really cranky. Luckily OH was really nice and made me feel much better.
This morning I woke up at 3am and couldn't get back to sleep. I went downstairs and decided to open both the front and back doors to get some fresh air in the house. It was super windy. To make a long story short, the front door blew itself closed, twice. The second time, the window in the door shattered. So now I have a broken window, I did not get enough sleep, I get really jumpy for no reason, and one of my dogs is traumatized. She was already scared of the wind (never thought a big dog like her could be scared of wind, but she is) I can hardly leave her alone. She's alone downstairs now and she's barking, panting and whining. I better get back to her.
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