Thanks Khandii. My appointment is today. I'm being forced to take a half day off for it...you know, because my work is crazy and can't allow me to just take the 2hrs I really need.
I took yesterday off because I was just too sick. The migraine was so bad! I just feel like it's such a hassle for my work to 'grant' me the time off that I need.
I'll keep you posted on my DRs appt.
My husband bugged the doctor's office so much that they are giving me another ultra sound, lol.. I am so excited, it's on June 28th and we should be able to find out the sex of the baby.. I can't waittttt.
Your work is freaking crazy man. Where do you work so I know never to apply lol.
My appointment went really well! Doctor gave me some advice on my headaches. Said to take 2 T3s and get some good sleep. He also gave me something for the morning sickness, which helped me sleep as well! As for the stress from work, he wants to see how the extra sleep and relaxation will help and we'll go from there. He also gave me a prescription for massage therapy. I'll be calling today to make an appointment! I can't wait!!
We got to hear the heartbeat, a strong 152 beats per minute. Doctor seemed happy about that. We recorded it, I'll be playing it all day to help keep me sane!
Well glad about the advise but sucks he didn't give you time off.
We have a doppler at home so I listen in everyday to see if there is still a heart beat, lol. Mine is normally between 157 and 165ish, we may both be having girls. They say girls heart rate is over 140 and boys is under 140. Did he say when your next ultra sound is?
yeah, we've had the ultrasound booked for a month now. It's on July 12th. I can't wait! The dr was telling me it might be a little early to be able to see everything so I might have to go back for another one later. But, he's the one that wrote on the requisition to book it for 18-20 weeks, so that's what we did. Now he's changed his mind. He actually tried to get us to push the appointment back! I can't do that! I've been waiting for this for 5 weeks now! Good thing he didn't have a problem with sending me back if needed.
The advise didn't work so well yesterday, still couldn't sleep, woke up worse today than ever! I hope I can sleep in this weekend!
It's not that we won't be able to tell the sex at 18 weeks. It's that we might not be able to get all the measurements that they need to be sure everything is progressing properly. For this ultrasound they're taking all the measurements, brain, sinuses, bones, everything. (it's a 45 minute ultrasound) He said in bigger women they might not get as clear of a picture that they need to get everything.
But, if this is the case, he said he'll just send me for another one a few weeks later. No big deal, he didn't mind at all.
Hi all, decided to join in. I read most of the posts. I am due december third right now. But that might change when i go to my first ultrasound july 9th! I am so excited, but way too anxious they are making me wait until i am 20 weeks . Ill find out the sex of the baby that day . I still cant believe im having a baby, it was planned but i just dont feel pregnant. I have had a good pregnancy so far, no morning sickness or heartburn. Feels just like a normal period, migraines and sore breasts (that finally went away). Does anyone else understand they are pregnant but just dont feel like it? I am 16 weeks and 2 days today counting down, and cant wait to feel my little one start kicking maybe then it will feel so much more real
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Welcome Chaotic, I don't feel that pregnant as well besides pains that I get from time to time. I have been having a lot of pressure in my pelvic area and pain in my pubic bone if I do too much walking. I am small though and never really had hips so I guess they are really stretching out to make room.
I have been getting nervous the past couple of days now about my u/s, I am scared something is going to go wrong. It's funny I was so excited and then the anxiety sets in, I just hope this week goes by fast so I can get it over with already.
I know what you mean about not feeling pregnant! My breats still really hurt, I've had to start sleeping in my sports bra so that I don't hurt myself! It's funny and sad at the same time! I still have some minor cramps and pulling in my pelvis, but my doctor said it was just my uterus growing. (which is nice to know, I used to freak out over that!)
I think, not 100% sure, but I think I'm starting to feel the baby move! Just little flutters inside. It feels so nice!
Chaotic, why are they making you wait so long for your 1st ultrasound? I had my first one at 6 weeks! Too early to see anything other than a little blob, but they were able to age my pregnancy properly from that. I'm really surprised they're making you wait so long!
They are making me wait because my husband is military, and at this military hospital i guess its just routine to wait that long. It worries me that i have to wait this long, what if something was to happen to the baby and they didnt know it because i had to wait for an u/s? STUPID if you ask me lol.
And i too am having the pains from it growing. lol, my doctor told me it seems like im having tiny braxton hicks contractions (i didnt think so but this is my first so ill listen to the doctor) she said that braxton hicks contractions usually start at 5 weeks but cant be felt until the 15th week because they are just like muscles when you have a period. I still dont belive it, but i rarely have these horribly obnoxious pains so i guess she is right lol
Hey girls! I just got my bella band that I ordered. All I can say, SOOO comfortable!! My pants are fully undone right now, and they're staying up, and it's so comfy! If you're reluctant to buy maternity clothes, I strongly recommend a Bella Band! And, they're not that expensive. I got my plus sized one for $37 plus shipping.
Plang you are so cute, lol. I started using my belly band at like 5 or 6 weeks, I couldnt do my pants up anymore. I have been in maternity pants since 10 weeks but this is also my 4th pregnancy so it had already been stretched.
Chaotic that is crazy and really sucks that you have to wait but women who don't have issues normally do have to wait unless they have had some assistance in the getting pregnant part.
I just got an email from my family doctor telling me she hasn't heard from me in a while. I was supposed to go back to her after the fertility doctor released me but I asked to go to a ob/gyn instead since they work full time and have a little more experience. I hope she isn't too mad at me... She is the nicest lady ever but she only works part time and she is so hard to book an appointment with.
Khandii, I was holding out for as long as I could! It's been super uncomfortable to have my pants done up for weeks, but when I went out of the house I 'suffered' through it. I work from home, so I can let my tummy hang out all I want! haha! My husband gets a kick out of it. But this bella band, is just amazing! I can't wait to wear it out!! And be comfy in my shorts again!
For your family doctor, I would suggest being honest. Or at least, saying that Dr. Min thought it was best that you see an OB for the rest of your pregnancy. That way, you can still see your family doctor when you've had the baby. That's what I did with my family doctor.
Have you girls been having dreams about the sex of the baby yet? I've had two so far. Both times I dreamt it was a boy. The dreams are so real and vivid!
I think I might going insane over the next two weeks waiting for the 12th to come!
Wow, the military screws up everything, I had an apt for my first ultrasound at 19/20 weeks on july 9th i made the apt a month ago. Well i called and asked if they had any other times available and they told me no. five minutes later they called me back saying whoever had booked my apt had made a mistake and just scheduled me with a regular check up! FINALLY after 45 minutes of complaing i got them to make an apt for me. They wanted me to wait until i was 28 weeks for my first ultrasound! I WAS FURIOUS! lol i definatly want to at least try to know the sex before then. not to mention see my baby
Wow Chaotic, that's awful! I'm glad you were able to work things out though!
I have appointments tomorrow to discuss my work issues with my doctors. One appointment with my family doctor, because my work is insisting on ANOTHER doctor's note from him about my migraines. Even though I've already given them one. Then one with my OB about my morning sickness...it's still just as bad as before.
I've asked to be put on reduced work to help reduce my stress to see if that would help releive my migraines. And then sh*t hit the fan and they demanded doctor's notes about everything. I'm so very frustrated right now!
I'm nervous too as to what my doctor's are going to say about all this. I don't want to go on disability because in the long run, it'll affect my mat leave payout. It sucks!