I'm also on my first pregnancy and I know exactly what you mean by "always wondering". I feel totally nauseous all the time and I just can't bring myself to eat anything healthy. I hope it passes soon as I usually like fresh foods, just not these days.
My doctor freaked me out about miscarriages (nice eh?) Also, I have concerns about pre-eclampsia too. I'm 80 lbs overweight so I have reason to be concerned. But I know enough women who had perfectly healthy babies and normal deliveries who were also overweight, and that eases my concerns. The other thing that helps is the fact that I'm giving birth in a hospital where all the technology is available if there are complications. I have to trust that the doctors will take care of me if anything goes wrong.
When I get really scared about the future, parenting, money, I start thinking about the positive things. I start looking up names and think about where I'm going to put the crib, stuff likes that. It brings the happy stuff back and eases the worries.
I hope you all don't mind if I join in! My due date is also Feb. 18, and I have two son's who are 4 and 12.
My 4 year old was also due Feb. 18... but ended up coming a little early on the 4th. My hubby and I have a theory that I only ovulate once a year (haha) because we have always had trouble conceiving. My last pregnancy resulted with the help of clomid. (after trying for 2 years) We tried clomid again recently with no luck. Ironically, I am pregnant now after having stopped the clomid in Feb. Go figure.
Its so early, and I share all of your worries and concerns. It will be so nice to have other mommies to share and talk with. I've never joined a board like this before.
Ya I'm good. Very tired these days. I also have accepted the fact that I can't cook anything anymore. Being in my kitchen makes me nauseous. I can smell things a mile away, especially garbage. I sound grumpy don't I? I hope it passes soon. I hear the second trimester is way better.
I don't think I'm getting an ultrasound until I'm 20 weeks but I might be wrong. Going to the doctor in 2 weeks so I will find out more then.
congrads! my due date is feb. 1, 2010. this is my second pregnacy and so far no real complaints unlike my first... nausea comining to an end no vomiting thnak god! still tired and sore breasts and starting to show already...best of luck
My nausea is still around but I've figured out some coping skills. I eat snacks every 2-3 hours instead of meals. I try to stay cool (we're in a heatwave). I've actually managed to grocery shop and cook this week, although I did feel pretty queasy, it was nice to feel useful.
I went to the doctor today. All my numbers are good but we couldn't hear the baby's heartbeat yet. My doc said not to worry and in a couple of weeks we should hear it. I'm 11 weeks now so hopefully that's normal.
No ultrasound until I'm 20 weeks. boo. Is it that way in the States too? I'm in Canada.
hiya, honeydiet, glad you found a way of dealing with nausea, its awful feeling sick all the time! wow cant believe your in a heatwave, send some of that heat this way!! im in uk, and weve got rain lol. I think 11 weeks is a bit early to hear heartbeat. Tis a pity you dont get a scan till 20 weeks, but im sure itll be nice to see your baby then im in uk so we got one at 12 weeks and one at 20 weeks. what date in feb are you due?
Ive got a midwife apt today, so hopefully thatll all be ok, if a little boring. My 12 week scan is next week on tuesday. ill be 12 weeks 2 days then. I still dont feel pregnant!!!
Hey everyone! Honeydiet.. not hearing a heartbeat at 11weeks is completely normal. Ive just been through an awful couple of days because of this. Last Monday we went to the midwife to hear the heartbeat on the Doppler.. nothing there but I was only 10weeks so that was 'normal'. We went again one week later.. no heartbeat. Trust me when I say I cried that whole night. So they scheduled me for an ultrasound the very next day. everyone was doubtful that I was still pregnant even though I've had no troubles so far (touch wood). We went to get the ultrasound and they couldnt find anything using the external way. I was crushed. Then they went internally.. and there in front of me was my little baby. It was the most amazing thing Ive ever seen. I was told that I was 10 weeks and 4 days then. So Im 10 weeks and 6days now. They baby is 3.73 cm and is due February 19th. It was such a relief. The reason they couldnt hear the heartbeat was because my uterus is leaning waaaay back towards my butt. The technician says Ill probably not hear the baby by doppler for about another 6weeks. So dont worry. If you still have the pregnancy symptoms and everything seems to be going fine then Im pretty sure youll be hearing your baby in no time. I heard the heartbeat and it was just so amazing!
Lucii.. where in the UK are you from? I lived there for most of my life but am now living in Alaska. Ill say that its going to be an experince having a child in our coldest month where it reaches about -35 regularly. Good luck with your first ultrasound.. take tissues!
Honeydiet - I had a doc appt yesterday, I'm exactly 11 weeks. We also could not pick up the heartbeat. However, I'm lucky in that my doc has her own u/s equipment, and wanted to ease my mind. So she had a quick look. We couldn't see it well with the belly u/s either, so she switched to the trans-vaginal. And there was the baby... squirming around, and little heart just beating away.
I just thought I'd share so that you will know that you shouldn't necessarily worry at this point.
Oh, btw, I am in the United States. I'm considered high risk because my oldest son was born with some health problems. But I think its pretty normal here not to get an u/s until 20 weeks as well. It depends mostly on your doctor though I think.
honeydiet, my midwife tryed to get a h/b with the doppler yesterday and couldnt find it either, so it seems were all in the same boat!
jeanlean, sorry to hear you were so upset by not hearing h/b either, glad you saw your little baby though and that alls well
Im in the northeast near newcastle, where abouts were you from?
My apt yesterday was pretty boring as i thought it would. my midwife seemed more concerned than i am that i didnt have really any symptoms and didnt feel pregnant. DH reminded me that i didnt have many with our daughter, and the only difference in me is im apparently grumpy!! lol men! just dont have a clue!
Trust me Lucii, you don't want this heat. It's was 34 yesterday and it's humid. I live on the west coast where it doesn't get hot, it's a lot like the UK in that it rains all the time. So no one has air conditioning and no one is sleeping. It's supposed to ease off this weekend so yay!
Hi Feb mommies. Long time no speak to. Well, I just got an u/s this week @ 19 weeks. It's a boy! I have a 3yr old DD so that's cool. She was saying for the longest that it was a girl so I thought she'd be disappointed but she wasn't. All I can think of is I guess I'll be shopping for all new everything now. (everything, and I mean everything she had was pink). Everything looks great though. I also took that blood test that supposed to check for chromosom problems this week. Supposed to go back Monday for those results.
How's everyone else doing? Anyone else know what they're having? I'm actually feeling much better than I did when I was pregnant with DD. Guess I should've guessed that this one was a boy!
hiya! wow a little boy thats lovely bet you'll have loads of fun shopping for all blue now! good luck with blood test results, hope alls ok, let us know.
Is there anyone else still here? lol hope your well if you are!
I have my scan next thursday to find out what were having, although ive thought all along itll be a boy, so we will see. I dont mind too much though, i have a son whos 11 and 20 month old daughter so already have one of each. my moms been having a major sort out in the attic, and found loads of my sons small clothes, so either way i wont have much to buy this time round.
I cant believe how fast the time seems to be going! ill be 21 weeks on saturday, over half way! anyone else feel like this?
Well i guess back to work it is, washing machines to wash lol
Hi everyone! Congrats on the boy myloathe! I had my scan last week but elected not to know the gender. I want to be surprised. Everything was fine with the baby but my placenta is low so I have to go back for another scan at 32 weeks. I don't mind going for another scan, it was fun. My doctor says not to worry about the low placenta and that it will probably rise in my third trimester, but if it doesn't I'll have to get a C-section. I really hope not, I just don't like the idea of the C-section, it scares me a lot more than a natural birth. This is my first so I'm assuming everything.
I got that screening blood test and it came back fine. I was so happy.
I'm now 19 weeks, so almost half way. My sickness subsided around 15 weeks. Now I'm always hungry and thinking about the next snack. Peanut butter is one of my faves. I can't say it's going by quickly though, actually it still seems like forever, February still is a long way off.