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Old Nov 14th, 2017, 10:24 AM   591
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scooby - I'm 36 so I'm also considered AMA (thank goodness they stopped calling it geriatric pregnancy..!!!) but I think I'm following the standard low-risk protocol (even after my bleeding scare!).. my regular appts were scheduled every 5 weeks and now that I've hit 30 weeks, it's now every 3 weeks. I think after 36 weeks it might go to every 2 weeks? not sure.. also, I actually haven't been using my doppler recently. My friend actually gave me her baby stethoscope so we've been using that instead (less work to use that than the dopper coz I don't need gel!)

wish - sorry about your GTT I had a friend who had to do the 3hr one. she said it wasn't as bad as she expected so hopefully you'll feel the same way! I wouldn't worry too much about not having much movement from one of the babies. They could be facing a placenta or just kicking their sibling instead of you For me, I'm starting to see a pattern where the baby gets super active for 2-3days and tires himself out and becomes a bit inactive for 1 day, and then he's back at it again the next.

dogmommy - yes! I got bad RLP in my first trimester. they went away in my 2nd but now they are back!! ugh!! my friend told me about the IVF episode in that show! She didn't go through IVF so when she told me about it I was like "uh, there's nothing comical about IVF..." but now that you're telling me its funny, I may have to watch it!!

dancing - bed rest doesn't sound fun, but hopefully you get to relax a bit while the babies grow in there!!

star - wow, 3 times a day..! Is that something the Dr ordered? sounds like its a lot more strict over there than this side of the pond!

juliet - I'm so sorry to hear you're still bleeding. But it sounds like they're keeping a close eye on you and seem to know the problem which is good. I hope the bleeding stops soon!!


afm - midwife appt tomorrow (just a doppler), thanksgiving in just over a week, baby shower in 2.5 weeks, christmas in 6 weeks, and baby in 8.5 weeks..!! where is the time going!?



 
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Old Nov 14th, 2017, 11:09 AM   592
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koj that's a crazy timeline!!! GAHH!! good luck at your appointment tomorrow!

scooby - yeah I think I'm going to ask for an Rx on Friday for the heartburn. I read that chocolate can kick it off so I'm also going to try to avoid that (but...but....). As for your other ailments (ha!) I can relate too! Just not all the time. I get sciatica with a bad sleep, hip pain with a bad sleep. That's it - moving to the couch for real! I'm barely making it to 9pm each night either, unless I have a nap throughout the day. I'm kinda ok at work but around 2, I could crawl under my desk and pass out if it were acceptable.
OK now I'm exhausted talking about this!

star - yayyy!! scan day is so close now!

Baby A has been moving more this morning so he's back!



 
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Old Nov 14th, 2017, 17:36 PM   593
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star - wow, 3 times a day..! Is that something the Dr ordered? sounds like its a lot more strict over there than this side of the pond!
I don't think so - I test 4 times a day at a minimum this side of the pond. Sometimes 5-6...it depends on how bad your numbers are and whether you need insulin. It's pretty annoying, the insulin needles themselves don't hurt at all, the finger pokes are much worse!



 
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Old Nov 14th, 2017, 18:21 PM   594
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Itís been so long!! It looks like most of us are all having some of the same nasty symptoms. Heartburn, hip/back pain, really tired but a lot of sleepless nights!!

Wish- you look amazing!! Love love Love your pics

Dog mommy- good luck on the nursery. I was super excited and started mine. Iím almost finished. Just waiting on dresser and chest. Haha. Yes, I have had round ligament pain. My OB has assured me this pain is normal. It just doesnít feel great.

koj - Iím high risk. I see two doctors and now that Iím 30 weeks, I will have an appointment every two weeks and then once a week at 36. I can totally understand frustration if had to wait so long to see baby or update on progress. Not much longer though

3chords- Iím so jealous. Youíre taking maternity leave soon and you know exactly when youíll get to hold your baby.

Dancing- Glad to hear babies are doing great. I know scary but bedrest should definitely do the trick.

Juliet- happy to hear you are in close contact with your dr and their staff. Rest mama

I took the glucose test today. I assume it takes a few days for results.
The weeks are starting to fly by, especially with all of the holidays approaching.



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Old Nov 14th, 2017, 22:10 PM   595
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ugh my internet went down when I was trying to do a post earlier today!

thanks everything for concern about the bleeding. it continued through the night but was light, and gone 9-10am this morning, so lasted a bit over 24 hours but not consistent. tomorrow I will email my doctor an update and also, to make things tougher, i had a weird back issue today that has put me in pain! i was bending over to wash my girls in the bathtub from their muddy play outside, and my back had shooting pains that sent up into a sitting right up position but oh my gosh so PAINFUL! i now have an extremely sore/tight feeling lower back and i don't know what i can take for that, so hoping my doctor will advise.
do you guys know if we can use heat pads?? my docs for my FET discourage ANYTHING like that, but wondering if further along it is okay? do i need a muscle relaxant? or is tylenol and rest all i can do??? i can't pick up the kids anymore, i am scared!

october, i feel like my results came in during the night after i took my test! but every hospital/lab/clinic is different i'm sure. i expected a couple days but maybe things were slow and they got to it faster.
nursery pics are fantastic!



 
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Old Nov 14th, 2017, 23:03 PM   596
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Juliet- My OB suggested heating pad for back pain and even round ligament pain. He said nothing too hot but warm/ middle setting will not cause any harm, plus the Tylenol and rest. I’ve been using my heating pad faithfully on my back with no issues.



 
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Old Nov 15th, 2017, 09:24 AM   597
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koj- That's interesting that they have you on a low-risk protocol, but it's great that they don't feel you need any extra monitoring. The baby stethoscope sounds cool! I never get tired of hearing his little heartbeat. Good luck at your appointment today. Wow, when you put it like that time really is going to just sail by!

wish- Do it! Xantac is safe for babies and will give you so much relief. Chocolate and tomato sauce are two trigger foods for me for heartburn, but it's SO HARD to stay away from either lol. I hope moving to the couch at night helps you sleep more comfortably! I'm totally the same, by mid-afternoon at work my eyes are drooping and I'm struggling to stay awake. Hooray to Baby A for making a comeback!

October- Hey, I was just thinking about you! So good to see you update. Awesome job on the nursery, it looks beautiful. Good luck on your GTT!

Juliet- I'm so glad to hear the bleeding has stopped! I use a hot water bottle, which is nice because you don't have to deal with a cord/outlet and can bring it with you if you move to a different spot. But if you don't have one I'm sure a heating pad is fine! I'd say no muscle relaxers unless your doctor says it's ok. Just Tylenol, water, rest and maybe some stretches if you can. Feel better soon!

Do you guys feel movement at specific times every day? My little guy is pretty routine. It's like 9am, 12pm, 3pm, 6pm, 9pm within an hour or so every day. My mom pointed out that's every 3 hours and probably when he'll be awake & wanting to eat. I hope so, that would be a great schedule.



 
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Old Nov 15th, 2017, 10:23 AM   598
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October - what a beautiful room! I'm jealous of your organizational skills. I have to wait until our upstairs is painted at the end of November and then I hope I can get going.

Juliet - I was also told we can use heat pads for back pain, especially lower back pain as you get further along.



 
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october - your nursery is SO SWEET!! Aria is such a beautiful name too. I squealed a little!

juliet - phew! so happy the bleeding has stopped! I bet you pulled a muscle in your back. I pulled one on my side - I swear my obliques are getting a damn good workout these days. But I'm with the other girls - heating pad on medium, tylenol and rest and no more picking up kiddos!

scoob - I don't feel a schedule but I think it would take a lot more concentration for me to figure out which one is moving when. I just feel almost constant movement right now. B moves more during the day, I think A moves more at night (awesome...right on NO schedule with each other!). I felt hiccups from B last night too finally!! It was sooooo cute!

First night sleeping on the couch last night and I didn't wake up sore, so that's good. Still had to get up to pee 2x and flip sides of the couch so I could comfortably sleep on both sides, but all in all, it felt a lot better. Which makes me a little sad - like things aren't already going to be changing enough, now sleeping in a different place and not next to DH is happening weeks earlier!



 
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Glad to hear from you October! Your nursery looks beautiful so far. Did you do the wall decals yourself? Ive been looking at some but didn't know how difficult they would be to put on.

Koj the countdown is on!! 30 weeks already! I feel like just the other day we were talking about bfps and fitbits haha

Juliet I'm so sorry about the bleeding. It's so scary! Glad everything is good with little bub. One week away till your gender scan!

Scooby I don't really have a pattern yet. It's usually just in the morning and at night. She seems to be asleep during most the day.

Wish glad baby A is back kicking you haha and I'm glad the couch is helping. It's so crazy how different our lives will be in just a couple of months!



 
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