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Old May 17th, 2018, 08:17 AM   391
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The heartbeat old wives tale has been opposite for me. My one boy has had the highest hb of all (150's and 160's) while both of my girls were lazy and stayed back in the 130's and 140's. This baby's has been all over the spectrum, so I'm not sure what to pinpoint as his/her standard.

MrsDuck- I absolutely LOVE the idea of staying team yellow, but I never could do it. I'm a planner. I want to know ahead of time. I'm all about gender specific clothing. If I'm having a boy, I want to buy alllll of the boy things. And vice versa. There's no way I could wait until after I had the baby to do so, and most gender neutral baby items do not spark my interest. I can only handle so many greens and yellows before I want some bows or trucks.

I slept terribly last night. I went to bed at 10 and DD2 (age 3) came barreling in an hour later. She's going through a clingy phase where she wants me 24/7. We stopped co-sleeping when she was just a couple months old, so she's very used to independent sleeping. I'm not sure what's going on. I allowed her to get into bed with me consistently for a couple of weeks thinking the phase would pass, but I ended up encouraging the habit. As much as I love my babies, I have to have my bed to myself. It's the one aspect of me that isn't mommy-ish, I guess you could say. I think it has a lot to do with how light of a sleeper I am. If the kids so much as breathe too heavily it will keep me wide awake.

Anyways, so I let her sleep with me for a while, until she was in a very deep sleep, and then I transferred her back to her bed. Then I had to wake up to pee at least 3 times. Each time I wake up, I'm wide awake and have to struggle to go back down. It's frustrating, but I guess there's no time like now to get used to night wakings again.



 
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Old May 17th, 2018, 10:13 AM   392
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All three of mine have had hbs of around 150, but I do remember my second being about 170+ at a scan I had, most likely because I was anxious lol. This one hasn't been different. I measured about 150.

MrsDuck - after finding out on my first my husband and I agreed if we ever had more kids to try going team yellow, and sadly I saw a penis at the scan. Luckily the technician told me when to look away for the third one so I truly had to wait until she was born. And this time around I asked my husband first thing about it and he liked the surprise as I did. I have not met many people who go team yellow, but there's just something about not finding out until birth that's super exciting!

bdb - I'm also a very light sleeper. And once again I was also up last night, but mostly because I was *starving*. My husband also happened to be awake. He sleeps on a different bed because we're transitioning our three year old. I made a snack and then went back to bed but still woke many times. I really don't like not being able to sleep comfortably. I end up also lying there awake for so long and it sucks so much.

I ate a lot of dinner last night and was full until that usual 1 am stomach growling time. Ugh, it's so annoying. My daughter's bed is beside mine and she generally wakes up once and I cuddle with her until she falls back asleep. Luckily I was able to night wean her easily, but I do miss the closeness of feeding her more often. I am happy it's almost the weekend because I am so frazzled.



 
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Old May 17th, 2018, 10:47 AM   393
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Well ladies ... I'm a little disappointed in this visit. I was under the assumption they would do more.....
I got a "pelvic" exam that basically just let the doc measure my uterus size.
She agreed that it's the right size for 8-9wks. So that's good
We got a pamphlet with info in it, which i have yet to read through cause i keep getting interrupted.

Went to attempt to apply for pregnancy medicaid since my insurance won't kick in til July....and i was told if i get approved, they will continue and the insurance will pay first then medicaid -- hopefully meaning will take the bill to nearly nothing! We'll see. i always get nervous cause hubby has 3 cars under his name...idk i need is cause we don't have insurance, not cause we can't afford it. We JUST got back on our feet, our finances are down still .... shoot if they'd just pay for a few bills i'd be fine with that!

Anyways .... driving over an hour to get back to work.... *yawn* so tired!


My ultrasound and all the other goodness is going to happen next week. So as much as i didn't want to tell my boss.... i'm going to be missing quite a lot of hours, so I think i'm gonna have to break down and let him know.
Sad thing is, he's in a TON of meetings. So i might let it slide unless he asks about the doctor appointments i added to my calendar. :/



 
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Old May 17th, 2018, 15:03 PM   394
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Baby looked great and beautiful in there. He/she was moving around and had a hb of 170 bpm. Iím so relieved ❤️



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Old May 17th, 2018, 15:13 PM   395
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Star- my first appointment with my OB was very brief as well. We did the pelvic exam, he expressed his excitement for me, but that was about it. I did have bloodwork done that day, too. What day is your scan next week? I have my 12 week scan next Wednesday

Markswife- LO is adorable!

Jessica- do you normally have to eat something in the early morning hours? Or do you wait it out until you actually get up for the day?



 
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Old May 17th, 2018, 15:45 PM   396
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MarksWife -- SO CUTE!!!!!! I can't wait to see mine!

dbd -- I don't think that i could have done anything else today cause the only "early birds" were there. The techs don't come in til later. But Wednesday is my ultrasound, and Friday is my ob exam. Hubby came today cause i thought they'd do more *shrug* oh well. He'll be there for the ultrasound and as a phone call during the exam incase he has questions.

yeah this lack of appetite is getting annoying I bought breakfast and lunch. I devoured my sausage biscuit and then since i got to work late i didn't take a real lunch, but i ate only half the burger, and cold fries ....
and i feel like crap (felt that way before i ate the burger/fries .... no big surprise there)

Anyone else have horrible ADD??? i mean i can't think straight, stay focused or anything. I mean if it's pressing and i have someone working with me I get it done.
Maybe it's just cause this current task is boring and i find myself looking at stupid articles online.



 
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StarGazer - when I was seeing my OB for my second pregnancy that was about how my first exam went, but I did have a scan around 11/12 weeks for the first one (other than the emergency room one I had done for the bleeding around 6 weeks). Blood work and pelvic sounds normal. They are a little boring especially until you get into second trimester! As for your medicaid, I'm not sure which state you live in, but you may be able to get a better response over the phone. I am in Oregon, a pretty progressive state, so it was pretty easy to be added to my children's insurance for pregnancy status. My regular insurance doesn't cover maternity care and I'm not on my husband's policy. Insurance sucks! I hope you get it dealt with soon. I've been there with being low on finances and it really doesn't help. I'm sure everything will work out in the end . As for your appetite, I've found eating small amounts often works the best, even if it's just a few saltine crackers and sipping on ginger water. Bananas are great too, I know you don't care for a lot of fruit but these are just some ideas.

markswife - oooh, what a lovely scan! I'm so jealous! And a great hb too I'm glad you're at ease about it all!

bdb - I normally (not pregnant) go all night without eating, I usually eat my breakfast around 6/7 am as I get up with my husband and make him food so we can have some extra time together before he leaves for work. Pregnancy always increases my appetite so much, I noticed. When I was pregnant with my second I was so hungry all the time, and what a surprise, he was born with a huge appetite and was in the higher percentile from breastfeeding so much (so chubby lol). He has a very fast metabolism like his father, I have always maintained that there's a connection with how I felt for food during pregnancy and how their appetite is as a child. I didn't have the gnawing hunger with my first at all and my third it was there but not near as bad as my second. I know it's confusing but I think a lot of it is because I am always on the move and don't eat enough during the day.

I'm trying to eat another meal in my day, as I usually have a huge salad at lunch with boiled eggs, rotisserie chicken, lots of seeds and nuts, etc. I decided to have a second lunch around 2/3 pm because now I have a headache from not eating enough, lol. My food just goes right through me so fast, I can't even keep up with my own digestive system. It sucks mostly because I still have a hard time finding something to eat that doesn't make me feel gross.

Can't wait for your scans coming up, ladies, they always are fun to see! I hope I can get another one before my 20 week one, too!



 
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Hubby was looking up about how much we'd need to qualify. Sadly if they look at projected, we're over WAY over
Last month and the month before were pretty low due to no full time job and hubby out of work cause his accident. But with this new job they are offering me what I wanted, which is more than I've ever made. (The extra is paying for gas/car stuff and all the extras coming out of my check)
I'm in NC. I'm not familiar with a ton of stuff for the state. I usually just stick to what i know....in my little world.
I'm just hoping that my insurance covers enough if i don't get it. I mean these aren't optional things I'm going for. Ya know state required testings and screenings to ensure the well being of both mom and baby.


God my office is cold .... brrrrrrrr Wearing a coat and a fleece cape (yes a cape, i got it at the Renn Fest last year) Some dude is supposed to come and help move my desk, and he's supposed to be able to help with the air thing... truthfully i want the vent blocked. Unless it's cranking out heat in the winter.... I want nothing to do with this thing. IDKY it's even running? I swear it's under 60 in here. (I'm cold at 70)



 
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Old May 18th, 2018, 07:56 AM   399
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So I told the Boss .... omg anxiety .... I feel SO much better LOL
He's cool. He has a young baby (only a few months old) so I had a feeling he'd be okay with it.
Plus my job isn't complicated. I sit at a desk all day.



 
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Old May 18th, 2018, 08:12 AM   400
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Star- I'm glad your boss took the news well. I bet that is a huge relief. When applying for pregnancy medicaid, can you just use last month and the month before's paystubs?

Jessica- My appetite is coming in with a vengeance lately. Most of this pregnancy I had to force myself to eat because nothing sounded/tasted good. Now it seems like food runs right through me and I'm hungry immediately after eating the first time. I, too, have been going through salads like crazy.

I cannot wait for all of the 12 week scans to start coming in so we can begin guessing genders



 
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