I just had my 22 week u/s. I got the cutest picture! I can't believe how well it turned out. Now I know for sure I'm having a little GIRL....Yay! This will be girl #2. I haven't got a new due date yet. I didn't get one for the first u/s either. Which is strange so I guess I'm still looking at April 25. Every time I go for an u/s I leave disappointed. They never tell you anything. And my tech doesn't even let me watch it move around. I wish April would get here sooner..... I want to see my baby.
Well, I am supposedly due April 2. I had my first son 12 wks early, so my doc already anticipates that my daughter will come by the end of January. I am doing good. Actually, right now, I have bronchitis, YUCK. Doc has me on zithromax and some really stong cough syrup that completely knocks me on my butt. I hate to take it cause it scares me. But the doc said it wouldnt hurt the baby. I took some last night, and the baby was still bouncing around, so it must be okay. I have a doc appointment tomorrow, at which I will be told one way or the other if I will be on bedrest for the remainder of my pregnancy. Being single...that would suck. My son is old enough to do things for himself, but it would still suck.
Got baby room almost done. Been painting and making stuff. I am getting nervous that the doc was wrong and its a boy, cause the room is pink as pink gets. That too, would suck. Oh well.
My cervix is soft already, as of last week when I went to the doc, so we will see what happens.
I am doing well. My SIL is here this week, so I haven't been on as much. She is painting an Alice in Wonderland mural in the baby's room. The ultrasound tech seemed confident we're having a girl, so at this point we're committed to a girl theme. It looks adorable! The baby's room is almost finished. My back has been doing better since I got the physical therapy belt. I will get a pregnancy belt next week which will also support the weight of the baby. I am feeling great and able to do a lot more these days. I signed up for a Prenatal Yoga class in January, so that should be interesting. I've never done Yoga before but the description indicated that the class focuses on the pelvic region which is my pain zone so I thought it was worth a shot. My doctor cleared it, so it won't hurt to try it. I'll let you know how it goes when I get started.
I'm doing well overall, considering that today was a not so good day. My job is stressing me out. (i know that's really not good). I have my next appointment on Tuesday. I dunno if they'll do another ultrasound since we found out what we were having a couple of weeks ago?...Have no idea what to expect on this next check up??
However on Christmas morning my fiance and I were laying in bed trying to wake up and we felt Ryan kick for the first time. It's not hard kicks...but like little thumps...i'm sure you ladies know what i'm talking about. The baby seemed to get more stuff than we actually did! lol* and he's not even here yet! Been a pretty enjoyable 5 months and i'm looking forward to the next 4 to go by fast. I'm ready to have this lil guy in my arms already. Hope all is well with everyone else. Take care and God Bless*
I'm glad that all of you are doing well. I just got this huge sinus infection/cold and I'm sniffeling away! Other than that I am ok. I started sleeping alot lately I was never really tired but now its really getting to me. Its really hard to get up in the morning....yawnnnnnnn.
Today I was watching my tummy move. It was bouncing all around, sooo cute. I'm due April 7 but I have this little feeling that maybe the baby will be a tiny drop early........... well see.
At my last u/s the doctor showed me the 4 chambers of the babies heart, the cord, the kidneys and all. it was really nice and touching.
i'm about 21 almost 22weeks. My Dr had originally given me a due date of April 28th and after my ultrasound the nurse practioner came back and gave me another due date of May 3...but said they would go ahead and stick with the April 28th due date since the dates aren't that far apart.
Hello everyone, hope you all had a great Christmas!!! My computer caught a virus and it fried the whole thing the end of Nov, so that is why I haven't been around. I just read Lawgirls update..... wow. So glas things are going well. It is a great feeling that we are past 24 wks, isn't it? u/s a month ago showed everything was fine. Gaining weight, continue to have bursts of Contractions, was checked and am not dialating yet, but seem that I'm gearing up for the magnesium in a few weeks, hopfully not, but I prepared just in case. I have meals in my freezer and everything. Been to the hospital a couple of times already, but everything is going well, and am feeling confident. Hope all is well. God bless.
Tate almost 4
Charlotte 15 months
DH returning from OIF November 2006!
The nursery is coming along. I painted the walls and ceiling last week, and my SIL painted a mural of the Alice in Wonderland characters earlier this week. It looks adorable! We found a lamp and glider-rocker that match perfectly. Now we just need to set up the crib, hang the curtain rod and valance and wait for the baby. I like to sit and rock in the baby's room. It's comforting to know that soon enough there will be a baby in there to rock to sleep. I'm getting really excited.
My MIL and SIL offered to give us a baby shower. That will be fun! I'm glad someone on dh's side offered, but I feel a little strange inviting my relatives who were at my first baby shower 10 years ago with my ex-husband. Oh well. If they are uncomfortable, they'll decline the invitation, right?
I am slower these days due to my back, but I'm getting around more than I was before I started physical therapy. I'm still uncomfortable, but the pregnacy belt is helping a lot. I start my Prenatal Yoga class January 10th and am looking forward to that.
Overall, my pregnancy is going really well. I have had no complications and the baby is growing like she should be. I'm so thankful to have a relatively stress-free pregnancy this time around. My first was very stressful.
I'm doing pretty good. Glad the holidays are over, it was the first time we had my family over for Christmas brunch, and it was a TON of work!
I am a massage therapist, and have been really busy at work, and my body is feeling it. By the end of the day, everything hurts, especially my lower back, ouch! But, I love my work, and hope to continue on through the end of my pregnancy. We'll see.
I am 26 weeks (I cannot belive I am that far along already...woah) and we found out on Christmas morning that we are having a girl. We asked the ultrasound tech at our last appt. to write it in a Christmas card so we could open it on Christmas morning. It was awesome, I'm so glad we did it that way.
DH and I both were SURE it was a boy, just a gut feeling, so we were pretty shocked, but so happy. It's funny how finding out what the sex is all of a sudden makes this little person even more real.
She is extremely active in there, and I love feeling her moving all around, such an amazing thing, isn't it?
Glad to hear everyone is well, especially our Lawgirl and her little guys, what a relief!
Happy new year!
Well...it looks like my little one will be arriving soon, or so they think. I had a test done to detect oxitocin (i hope i spelled that right). And sure enough...small levels of it. So, I will have to go back to the doc this next week and test again. If it rises, it means that there is a very great chance that my daughter will make her appearance in the next 3 or 4 weeks. That would suck. And I will have to be on bedrest. That too, would suck. But...whatever it takes to get her here safely.
Baby daddy bought a whole bunch of stuff for the baby today. So now I have everything except a carseat and a dresser, which I will get this next week or 2.
I feel like hippo today. I swear she grew last night or something, cause I woke up this morning, and I felt HUGE. YIKES!!! Thats okay though.
Hi guys. I am still doing well. Nothing new to report, other than having to wear maternity clothes almost exclusively. That is really weird. Also, I don't know if I am feeling "kicks" or not, Sometimes it feels like something is falling down in there; maybe the baby is remodeling.
All is okay here. I had an arguement with the ground over the weekend (and lost) and went to the hospital to get checked, and everything was fine. I have reached a point where I am soooooooo uncomfortable no matter what I do. However, it would appear that my baby is practicing for the gymnastics or something. For the most part, she stays head down, but occasionally she turns the other way then turns back (I feel like she is going to tear right through my skin like that movie Alien). I am almost 28 weeks and will probably be on bedrest soon, as I am having a grocery list of problems. But I know that if I can keep this bird in the oven for another 5 weeks, she will be okay. I am not looking forward to having to have my kid in the NICU (been there, done that), but sometimes you gotta deal with things as they come.
I go to the doc every week now, as they are checking my constantly to make sure nothing is starting early.
Got the baby's room pretty much done. Got the bedding today. Washed it and put everything together. Also got the highchair from a second-hand store here in town (it is in really good shape and really cute), the baby bathtub thing, a TON of diapers (they were on sale CHEAP), and wooden letters to paint and hang on the wall. So Im pretty much ready whenever she wants to make it here. Have had my bag packed for weeks. Nothing packed for her yet. If she shows up anytime soon, I wont need anything for her cause I will be coming home without her anyway.
and that theres a baby girl boom!
allow me to add to that I also will be having a girl and well
she too is very active , more active i feel than my first two pregnancys
i get to have a 3d ultra sound soon and i wish there were some way to show you all
hope every one continues to stay healthy and its great when God proves prayer to be so effective (law girl)
zaya you will also be in my prayers and i'm sure evryone elses
Wow- it seems like there is so much to catch up on!!
Jen, I hope everything is going ok with your little one. REmember to take the time that you need to relax and rest as much as possible to keep her in there as long as possible.
That goes for all of you ladies! I don't want anyone to deliver her baby before I deliver mine (March 16 at the latest). I want to be the first "April mom" to go!
Things are still looking good with Max and Jack. We had a tour of the NICU/consult with the neonatologist this morning. It was a little sad (mainly because we had to go to the Children's Hospital because that's where the doctor has her main office), but mostly I felt good about the visit. She gave us some information about what to expect with prematurity, but overall the visit was encouraging. I still think we have no reason to think these babies WON'T make it to 36 weeks, when they plan on delivering me. The only scary thing about today was that the neonatologist told us that because the babies share a placenta, there is a very slight possibility that at some point the blood pressures changed, if only for a minute, and could have deprived one baby of blood for long enough to cause brain damage. There is no reason to think this DID happen, but she just wanted us to know that it is a possibility. So, when the babies are born, they will ultrasound their brains just to be sure everything is ok. Again, this complication is really rare, so I'm not going to get too worked up about it.
Our nursery is all painted and wallpapered (it looks like it was professionally done- my husband has been such a superstar lately!). We ordered the crib and changer and they should be here in a week or two. My shower is on January 22. I am 27 weeks pregnant today. Can you believe it's been 8 weeks since our first terrible news about the twins? And can you believe that the situation got better all on its own?
Oh- one more thing. I have learned that if I lay perfectly still in the tub and the babies start kicking, it makes the whole tub full of water ripple. The first time it happened I laughed so hard I almost peed in the tub. You absolutely MUST try this some time. It is just so funny!
Identical boys, Max and Jack born 3/19/05!
Lawgirl, I'm glad the appointment went relatively well. I'm sure everything will be fine. The twins have a very good mother!
I am doing okay. I'm sore from lugging my suitcase all weekend. I had to go to my grandpa's funeral out of state and no one in my family seems to care that I'm pregnant, in physical therapy for back problems, and can't go 6 hours in between meals. It was a rough weekend, but I'm glad to be home and surrounded by people who do care. I'm trying to take it easy this week.
My shower is March 5th and dh and I are going to register for baby stuff this weekend. I'm really looking forward to it!
It's ironic that I'm having a baby and my dd brought home a note about a "maturation" class to discuss puberty and the changes her body will go through soon. In most respects I'm used to the fact that my girls will be 10 years apart, but things like that still catch me off guard sometimes.
Lawgirl........you are such an inspiration....And can I say, that over the past several months, you have answered such complex questions related to pregnancy, etc...Maybe you should reconsider law...Just kidding, but really, you sure do know a lot!! I am glad that things are well with you. CONGRATS on making it to 27 weeks! I know those little guys will hang out for much longer. You are gonna have your hands full, thats for sure, but you will be great, I know it!
All is okay here, I guess. Spend several hours at the L&D over the weekend with contractions, and they checked me (ouch!) and they said that my mucus plug is beginning to 'do its thing', then the nurse said that I will probably lose the plug in the next few weeks. My cervix is soft, which also leads myself and the doc to believe that my baby will be here before the end of January. So....went to the NICU to check it out. That was not fun. But, since I know the experience all too well from having my son, I know exactly what to expect. I was VERY active in his care (change diapers, bathed him, and helped with some of the medical stuff), and I kindly explained to the nurses at this NICU (different hospital) that I WILL be active in his care, and that if they were going to have a problem with it, then they needed to get it out of their systems now, because I WILL be here a lot and I WILL be on top of things. They seemed a bit surprised, because I did medical classes (nursing) and I had my share of NICU training with my son, so I am not walking into this blindly.
The baby moves a lot. She loves to hear her brother's voice, I think. My son talks to my belly alot and she bounces around when he does. Its cute. I cant sleep because every time I get comfortable, she decides to move into a different position (she is seriously running out of room in there to be doing that, too) and then I cant sleep. Oh well.....its worth it.
I hope everyone is doing well. I am actually leaving right now to go to my doctor to get the final yes or no on bedrest. I am hoping its a no cause that would be pretty boring. But we will see....
baby showers! ughhhhhh
lets just say i am beyond bumbed over the whole thing
i had a baby shower whith my son in 96 and now well its been almost 9 years
i have nothin left and if i did they would probably be out dated, recalled, whatever
my girl friend one of four thats it i dont have a huge social crowd , i have two kids for goodness sake who has time right! well maybe its just me any way
she offers to throw me a baby shower and my mother in law wants to help so my mother- inlaw calls my mother to talk about it and get a list of family together to invite and my mother says
(you only get one baby shower in your life and she is not inviting anyone she invited the last time because she would be to imbaressed)
so now i fell like the biggest loser and
dont want anyone to do anything for me cause well i dont need to have a shower with 4 people feeling like complete and total crap
and even if my mother does give them a list
i would feel imbaressed like no one wants to be there i dont know i pregnant right and making a big deal out of nuthin
but seriously i dont want one now , i maynot be able to afford half the crap right now that i need
seemingly that i just moved in to my first house thats mine
but i rather go into deeper debt than have to feel like i'm looking for a hand out or something