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08-04-2003, 12:39 PM
Hi Everyone, I thought I'd get us started off this month.
Patsy - Joshua Daniel born 6/26
Sharsell (Susan) - 7/4
Naomi - 7/30 - Baby Alina born 7/19
lmmac - 8/15
Cindy - 8/18
Luvmyson - 8/18
Nancy - 8/31
Rinydapooh (Corrine) - 10/31
SueK - 11/1 - girl
KLynn - 11/14
boots - 11/21
LaraW - 12/6
magdon - 1/10/04
Jorgan - 1/13/04
Hedy - 1/22/04
Erika (mrswaz) - 1/25/04
Amy - mid-February, 2004
nlh (Linda) - 3/5/04
Hopefully I have not missed anyone! :)
Things are pretty uneventful here. I don't have another checkup until 8/22. That will be my next-to-last monthly appt, then I start the every other week appts for a while.
I am pretty much out of my regular clothes and into maternity clothes full time. I seemed to have "popped" out overnight.
We had a garage sale this past weekend, and I really noticed that my energy is back. I am so glad to not be wiped out by every little thing! :)
Hope everyone else is doing well!
08-04-2003, 01:21 PM
Things are pretty uneventful here as well. At my last appointment we heard the heartbeat for the first time- and it was very neat to be able to share that with DD. She was pretty excited about it. I have also "burst out" overnight. I am in maternity clothes- and I really think I look more like at least 6 months along instead of 4. I'm a little nervous because not only are there multiple birth histories in my family- there are big baby histories as well. My OB isn't concerned yet- so I guess we'll just have to wait for the ultrasound. On the positive side, he did tell me that "anytime in January" will be just fine- so I'm hoping to not have to wait as long.
My energy is definitely up, but I've been tired for so long, that I think I've been overdoing it the last few weeks or so. It's nice to be able to take DD for a walk to the store instead of driving the few blocks just because I'm too tired.
Well, I hope everyone's summers are wrapping up nicely. And good luck to those who have been anxiously awaiting the month of August!!
08-04-2003, 01:48 PM
You start showing much sooner with a second child. Its like your body has this AWFUL memory and just can't wait to show off the pregnancy again! My second child was smaller than my first would have been (first was 5 1/2 wks early 5 lbs 12oz, 19 1/2", second was 2 weeks early 6 lbs 8 oz, 18") , but I started showing much earlier.
Unless your OB is worried about the size...you shouldn't.
(I'll go back to lurking when I'm bored now :o )
Hi, everybody! Things are pretty uneventful here too. We had our very first ultrasound last Tuesday (9 weeks). I'm relieved to see a little tiny person in there. For some reason I was afraid there wouldn't be anything in there. (Don't ask---I have lots of paranoias and fears! :rolleyes: )
I've been lucky and have felt great. Not especially tired during the day but not sleeping well either. I'm increasing the walking/tennis to try to tire myself more hoping I'll sleep better. I'm normally a "hit the pillow & I'm out until the a.m." kind of gal and I'm wide awake for what seems like hours now. I woke up at 2am last night and couldn't go back to sleep until sometime after 4.
I'm 35 and they've prescribed a neuchal transluscency test for the 21st. From what I've seen on the web, it sounds like an ultrasound to do a check for likelyhood of Downs.
NC had a tax-free weekend last week and I went maternity top shopping. My neighbor has loaned me some jeans/khakis but no tops. I'm really not showing so it was weird to try things on that were h-u-g-e and think "In a little while, I'll be filling this out". Got 5 tops for $20 at Kohl's including a cute jean jacket for $7. I'm going to start scouring consignment shops and see what's out there.
What kind of clothes do you all like? The traditional loose fitting kind or the new-fangled tight to the belly kind?
Can you tell my bosses are out for a while? I love some free time every now and then! Take care everyone and good luck to all the soon-2-B August moms!
08-07-2003, 11:08 AM
Originally posted by nlh
What kind of clothes do you all like? The traditional loose fitting kind or the new-fangled tight to the belly kind?
:D I am six months and really prefer the fitted pregnancy clothes. I like to show that I still have somewhat decent body, just with a beautiful big belly! I think the fitted look is so feminine and really shows off how beautiful the pregnant body really is. Well, that's my opinion at least:D
Corinne and #2 edd 10/31
Things here are going well. I had the sugar test yesterday (that drink is nasty! :) ). I start going every 2 weeks now, and have been feeing good. I've been very tired from packing to move, and getting our current house ready to sell so I am looking forward to a rest once everything is done!
Linda (nlh) - I got a lot of maternity tops off eBay earlier this spring and summer. Nice quality stuff, brand names and couldn't beat the prices. I didn't get any pants or shorts since I figured I'd need to try them on in person.
08-08-2003, 12:44 PM
Happy Friday everyone!I am very excited to join this thread. DH and I had our first appt this week and I am at 7 weeks. EDD is March 25, 2004 which happens to be DH's birthday. This will be our first child.
Since last week I have had morning sickness morning, noon and night! Dry toast, saltines and ginger ale are my best friends! But I just keep telling myself that the end result will be worth any minor discomforts I am having now.
Our first appt was a little traumatic for me. When they did the first ultrasound they couldn't see anything and then they had us get another one in the "real" ultrasound area and thankfully we got to see it. It was a wonderful moment.
Hope you all have a great weekend.
08-08-2003, 03:12 PM
Welcome Zelly! How exciting that baby will be born on or near DH's birthday!
Hope you are feeling better soon. It sounds like you are eating things that sound good to you. One thing I liked was bananas. And I drank lots of water too, that seemed to help.
Hang in there!
08-08-2003, 03:27 PM
Whine! I want an ultrasound too! My doctor waits till 21 weeks to make sure they can see everything they want to see. Happily I've heard the heartbeat twice now. Otherwise I might still be convinced it's all a big joke (18 weeks tomorrow & I'm barely showing at all, which is good for the clothing budget, but still). See nlh-- not paranoid at all :)
On a different note, has anyone made long distance move while pregnant? it's looking like DH & I will be moving out of state within the next month & I'm a bit nervous. It's a good thing in alot of ways: we'll be surrounded by my family & both our jobs transfer & it's where we always planned to end up. But I'm not excited about finding a new doctor, hospital, etc. midstream. Looking for happy stories/thoughts here. Thanks.
And good luck August moms-to-be
08-15-2003, 08:14 PM
Hello all! Just wanted to say hello one last time, and an official good bye to the pregnancy thread (although I may still post once in awhile). :)
Also, thank you Tyra for the offer of help--I'll keep it in mind! (By the way, I'm referring to the July Pregnancy thread--sorry my reply took so long!) We've been sticking pretty close to home the past few weeks as we get used to having two children instead of one. There are times when it's all very doable, and other times when it's crazy around here! Still doable, but crazy.
At any rate, good luck to all of you pregnant ladies--enjoy the rest of your pregnancies and your newborns-to-come!!!
08-20-2003, 07:28 AM
Hi , my name is melissa and I've been coming too these boards for about a year now, though not a lot recently. Anyway I am 3 months pregnant and due march 1st and I would very much like to join the prgnancy thread.
Welcome Melissa, and congrats!
Not too much going on w/me. I had an appt this morning and all is well. Only 10 weeks left! We move next week, and once we're unpacked, I will start working on the nursery. I'm sure the time will be here before we know it!
08-20-2003, 12:59 PM
Welcome Melissa! Congratulations!! :)
Sue, I hope that your move goes smoothly. I can't imagine moving right now! :o What a job!
Not too much is going on here. I have a checkup on Friday. DH unexpectely has the day off, so he's going to go with me. I am starting to meet the other doctors in the practice so that in case one of them is the one on call at the time baby is born, we'll at least have met them.
After this appt, I only have 1 4-week appt left, then I start with the every 2 weeks.
Has anyone started thinking about birth plans? I have read conflicting information about these, and was just wondering if anyone has any thoughts.
08-20-2003, 01:22 PM
I thought I'd finally write on the boards! My ultrasound is scheduled for next week when I'll be just over 20 weeks. We are not going to find out the sex, sometimes I think it would be nice to know but it's not bothering me too much. It's kind of weird because with my son (who's nine months old) we didn't find out but I just had this gut feeling from day one he was boy. This pregnancy I don't have any kind of feeling. I'm thinking maybe another boy but who knows. Are most people going to find out the sex?
As far as maternity clothes go I'm more of a loose fitting type, although I love how some of the tighter things look. I do have a problem with anything covering my belly (pants). I love the lower panel pants but they only fit for so long. Towards the end my belly can itch so badly it can drive my crazy!
Hope all is well with everyone!
08-27-2003, 08:35 AM
Just bumping this up - we are a quiet group!
I had a check up last Friday and everything seems to be going along fine. DH had the day off to attend a family funeral later in the day, so he went with me. He got to hear the baby's heartbeat on the doppler for the first time, so that was cool for him (the other appt's he'd been to we were not able to get the heartbeat, but he did hear it at the ultrasounds). Baby was pretty active and the dr. kept losing the heartbeat because he/she would move out of the way. It was hard to chase him/her around!
I have one more 4 week appt (acually it is a 3 week appt) then I start with my 2 week appts. I have to go the first week in Sept for my glucose test.
My MIL/FIL were in town for the funeral on Friday. My in-laws have barely done anything to acknowledge the pregnancy, and the only comments my MIL made to me were that I looked more obviously pregnant and then wanted to know how much weight I have gained. I lied to her and told her I didn't know (her response was "doesn't your doctor weigh you?" :rolleyes: ), but what do you say to people who seem to have a need to comment on your appearance? I have a couple of co-workers, my MIL etc who have done this, and it is really starting to bother me.
Happy Wednesday everyone!! Hope you are all doing well! :)
08-27-2003, 03:14 PM
Quickly butting in.....
Sort of a silly question regarding the "full bladder" I'm supposed to have for my ultrasound. When I booked the appointment, I think she told me to consume 24-36 ounces an hour beforehand (and hold it, obviously). But there was a lot of background noise and I'm not sure if I heard her correctly. Does that sound right?
I go to the bathroom so frequently, I think I've lost any objective sense on the matter. :rolleyes: :D
08-27-2003, 03:32 PM
That sounds right. They told me 40 oz.
Have fun at your ultrasound, by the way! My first one was a bit uncomfortable due to the 40 oz of water, but it was SO worth it! We got to hear the baby's heartbeat and see the little peanut kicking around in there. It was SO cool!
Be sure to get some pictures for your fridge! :)
08-27-2003, 04:06 PM
By the way, I can't believe people - particularly MIL - would comment/ask about your weight!!! :o Maybe next time (especially with MIL) you should just smile and say "I don't know - how much do YOU weigh?!"
08-27-2003, 04:13 PM
Originally posted by Annonymous
Maybe next time (especially with MIL) you should just smile and say "I don't know - how much do YOU weigh?!"
I thought later that I should have said that. My other thought was just to stare blankly at her and say "what did you just ask me?" and when she repeated it my response would be "that's what I thought you said" and then change the subject.
I was appalled that she asked me that, and everyone else in the room was also.
08-27-2003, 04:14 PM
I'm just butting in here too - haven't read the whole thread so don't know if anyone else has mentioned this. You might want to wait to drink your water until you arrive at the waiting room. You don't need "digestion" time. I dutifully drank mine before arriving only to find out that I had a "counseling" appointment about the ultrasound first (where they had me drink more water) and then they were running a little late for the actual u/s. It was horrible. I was in so much discomfort that I couldn't enjoy the u/s - thankfully the tech let me go to the bathroom (but not to completely empty - hah) after taking a few key measurements.
08-28-2003, 01:44 PM
Oh, Lara, I know how that feels! My MIL would ask me the same questions and say things like "you get bigger and bigger each time I see you!" After I gave birth to DD, she asked me how much weight I gained total. Then, at DH's nephews birthday party, in front of people I didn't even know, asked me if I had stretch marks and wanted to discuss it in detail. What is wrong with people??
Do not drink all that water!! Or at least drink it on the way there. I was in agony, too. Like Kim, they let me go pee a little bit, but it was awful. I was there on time. The tech was out to lunch still. I had to wait at least half an hour. The second time, I had such morning sickness that I couldn't keep anything down. I told the doctor that I couldn't drink water. She told me to lie to the tech. Didn't notice how far along you are, but at 12 weeks, the doctor said if I drank some, they'd still be able to see fine. There were no problems and all I drank was a 12 oz can of ginger ale before leaving the house. Beware of those evil people who tell you to drink 40 oz! I still say it's some sort of cruel joke!
08-28-2003, 02:04 PM
De-lurking for a moment to ask a question. One of my good friends is pregnant (no, it's not me!) and she and her DH decided they want to know the baby's sex (it's a boy). My friend's MIL insists that she wants to be surprised, and told my friend and her DH that they "can't tell anyone who might tell her and spoil the surprise." Meantime, my friends are discussing boy names, buying boy clothes, etc. like mad, but can't discuss any of this with his parents. Friend is upset and doesn't know what to do/say, especially as baby showers are coming up that include MIL and lots of people who know it's a boy.
I think it's ridiculous- it's their baby, not her MIL's, and if they know the sex they ought to be able to talk about it and have everyone join in their excitement. But maybe I'm being naive. If you know/knew the sex of your baby, have you kept it secret from some people? Is it common for people to say "oh, don't tell me!"?
08-28-2003, 02:08 PM
Drink water before an ultrasound? I didn't have to do that with any of my ultrasounds.
I think you've already answered your question. It's their baby.
08-28-2003, 02:10 PM
I've never heard of other people not wanting to know the gender. You're right - it is the couple's choice. I'd be leary that MIL is going to have some control issues. I'd personally just let it "accidently" slip and get it over with. On the other hand if she wants to cater to MIL she could say, "It will be obvious at the shower what the sex of the baby is. Do you still want to come?"
08-28-2003, 02:29 PM
I agree, its their baby. I like Kim's suggestion of either accidently-on-purpose letting it slip, or else telling her that it will be obvious that the baby is a boy (oops, accidently let it slip! :D ) at the shower.
We're the opposite - we found out, but we're not tellin'!
08-28-2003, 02:31 PM
I didn't have to drink water for my ultrasound either. I feel so blessed!
Stephanie, my mom didn't want to know the sex of our baby, and I was planning on trying to keep it a secret from her, but after the u/s she was asking questions and I accidentally said "he," so the secret lasted all of about 3 minutes. :rolleyes: In the end she was glad she heard it from me instead of my dad/brother/grandma.
I like Kim's idea of how to address it. If your friend's MIL really doesn't want to know, then she should not attend the shower. And it's not her decision who knows the sex, if someone lets it slip it would be ridiculous for MIL to be upset with your friend and her DH. Geez, what's with people?!?
08-28-2003, 02:41 PM
Thanks all for the quick answers! I thought maybe I was just being totally callous about something I didn't have any personal experience with. My friend is reading your responses over my shoulder, laughing, and plotting how to give the "secret" away so she doesn't have to keep it any more (we think sending out shower invitations that say "it's a boy!" on the back flap of the envelope would be good- and since the invite will be coming from ME rather than my friend, MIL can't get mad at my friend).
08-28-2003, 03:32 PM
Thanks for all the water tips!!! :)
Gertdog - I think the invite is a brilliant plan. That's just silly - as everyone said, it's not MIL's baby!!
08-28-2003, 03:47 PM
Lara - we did the same as you. Drove people nuts -- we just eventually told people we didn't know. We did tell my sister as she was living with as the time we found out and it would just have been too difficult for us to keep it from her. DH and I enjoyed keeping it as special secret (as we did being pregnant for many weeks).
Gertdog - I think the invitation is a great plan. Best wishes to your friend.
08-28-2003, 04:05 PM
People don't know that we know. We have just told everyone that we didn't find out, because I was afraid of either slipping or someone (MIL :rolleyes: ) badgering me to tell.
So we kind of alternate between calling the baby "he" and "she" when talking to others (I don't like saying "it"). DH did slip and tell his brother/SIL at our house last weekend, but I know they will keep it a secret.
Plus, the u/s tech and dr. could have been wrong, so we may still be surprised. We're picking out names for both a boy and a girl just in case.
Stephanie, I think the invitation is a great plan.
08-28-2003, 05:35 PM
That's a fun way to do it, LaraW. We'd decided not to find out, and then were wavering, but the daughter of a friend of my mom's just had the tech be completely wrong (ie told them it was definitely one thing and it wasn't) so I'm definitely back waiting till the big moment. Halfway there now!
Has anyone heard from any of the August moms?
Have a nice Labor Day weekend!
08-28-2003, 08:42 PM
Well, I am rockin' and rollin' along at 29 weeks today. I failed my glucose test last week and had to go in for the three-hour blood test on Tuesday. That was a real drag, but it turns out I am fine. I didn't really stress about it too much, because I had heard that lots of people don't pass the first test and end up being okay. But, it was a bit worrisome for a couple of days.
I am starting to feel kind of overwhelmed at all I have left to do to get ready. I keep telling myself that women down through the ages of time have gotten by just fine! There is just so much to think about!
DH and I just took a trip to Savannah, GA last week and had a blast. It was such a great time of connection between the two of us, and I have a part of me that is sad to see that go (as I know it, anyway). Although I know the baby will bring an entirely new dimension to our marriage, I am going to miss DH and I having each other all to ourselves. Does anybody else think about this??
I hope the August moms are doing okay out there!
08-29-2003, 07:16 AM
I have to laugh- we didn't find out the sex either time and other people badgered us. They thought that we knew and we weren't sharing. I never had anyone say that they didn't want to know! My cousin didn't want to know, but her mom did. Her mom went to the appointment with her and the tech told her mom while she looked the other way! Personally, I liked being surprised and even if we did know, I don't think we would've told anyone.
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