I had my 28 week appointment yesterday. I drank the "orange flavored soda" stuff for the glucose test. It tasted just like orange soda and an hour later they took 3 viles of blood. I go again in less than 2 weeks to have one last appointment in San Diego before we make our drive back to Iowa.
My naval still hasn't popped out thank god. I swear I am taping it down if it pops outward. I don't like how it sticks out and you can see it through shirts.
Orange, I'm curious what they had to say at your appointment regarding your due date? You said you were bringing the scan results in and planned on asking what's what.. so, have they changed your day?
Someone on here mentioned pelvic pain... oh my god I have that! I feel it when I get up from sitting down and really bad when I get out of my car. It feels like my pelvic bone is going to snap! It really hurts! My ankles have also been really, really swollen and I have to put them up everyday now.
I just set up my computer in our bedroom. It was in the baby's room-to-be, which used to be our office. I'm getting psyched, but overwhelmed now that we've started working on it. I have to paint the ceiling and patch/paint the walls... it was the room that we sort of just threw stuff into and ignored when we bought this house a little over a year ago. Slowly, but surely... I keep telling myself that!
Thats great that your working on the baby room now! I can't remember, do you know if you are having a boy or a girl, or did you decide not to find out? I am going to begin gathering things for our daughters room in a few weeks finally.
As for the due date, I showed my midwife the report and she ignored it. She said that the earlier ultrasounds are more accurate and that the baby is probably on the smaller side and so the due date they determined was off because of those reasons. That is fine with me because if I was due April 26th and not the 9th, the dates don't match up. That would mean I got a positive test when I was only a week or maybe two weeks along, which isn't possible. Plus my husband was on deployment for half of July, so being due April 9th makes more sense. Thanks for asking.
I definitely experience the rib pain a lot, usually most of the day. The achy back doesn't set in until the late evening so that isn't so bad because I can either lie down or just go to bed for the night.
How are most of you sleeping? I am having a terrible time sleeping, lately. My back hurts or else my hips fall asleep. Is there anything that you all have found that has helped? I am going to try a body pillow tonight. Just wondering what else works...
I also had my glucose test done yesterday. I will get the results back in a couple of days. It was easier than I had anticipated, but fasting was really difficult for me!
We started on the baby's room today, and we are sooo excited to see how it all turns out. The crib is ready for us to pick up. It feels more and more real every day!
I too am feeling rib pain. I mentioned it to the doctor, and he said it most likely the baby pushing up on my stomach, which is inturn putting pressure on my upper-left ribs. I am 27weeks and 4 days, but I am measuring 29 weeks. He said he will get a more accurate reading on the size of the baby around 36 weeks.
I made my appointment to tour the hospital, so now I just have to sign up for some classes.
Hi everyone! I am new to this website and was hoping to make some friends here.
I have been posting on another pregnancy website and found this one because I was researching dementia. My mom was just diagnosed with it and I am trying to learn some about it. I am pregnant with my first child, DH's 2 children live with us though. I am due April 5th.
Looking at some of the issues you guys have been discussing, I am in the same boat with some of you. I have problems sleeping, even though I sleept with 1-2 extra pillows. I have had pelvic pain and pain sitting - believe that is sciatica. I wish it did not hurt to sit for long period, but getting up is a pain and a half.
I have had several leg cramps lately. I know bananas are good sources of potassium and that helps leg cramps. Any one here having leg cramps too? Not sure if this is a pregnancy thing or just low potassium.
Curly...Welcome! We would love to have one more person's experiences on here. I have really gotten a lot out of this site and I'm sure you will too! When in April are you due? Do you know what you are having or are you going to be surprised? Feel free to ask anything in here!!
Since I"m a lil slow on the up take today, I can relate to everyone who cant sleep. I'm lucky to catch 5 hours a nite anymore. I cant ever get comfortable and than when I do it seems that my husband will get online or call me and than I'm up for another 3 hours before I fall back to sleep. Sleep has become something foreign to me. LoL. And I wanted to say welcome to Curly as well.
Hey guys just thought I'd drop in and see how things were going. I had my glucose test done yesterday which wasnt as bad as people make it out to be. Tasted like orange soda,it was cold and pretty good to me but then again the power had went off in the building and i had to walk up four flights of stairs so maybe i was just thirsty!LOL!
Im the same way when it comes to sleeping. i am so exhausted yet i just can not get comfortable for very long if my life depended on it. it gets so frustrating, esp when i have to get up for work at 5 am!!UGGHHHH!!!! And i still have 10-12 more weeks of this and im sure its only going to get worse, although i dont see how!
BTW- has anyone developed stretch marks yet? I found one tiny little one on the bottom of my stomach which isnt so bad. but i found 4-5 horrible ones on my butt-thigh!! I nearly started crying because these ones look hideous!! Looks like someone just scratched the h**l out of me. I cant believe i have these already and im only 7 months!! I just hope those stretch mark fading creams really work after this is all done!LOL!
I've also noticed the tiredness creeping up on me again, also the irritability! Oh well this is the "home stretch" and i guess thats enough complaining for now. it was just one of those days!
Welcome to the new mommies to be, im sure you'll like our little thread
Take care ladies!!
Jenae Elizabeth 4/4/06
Hello - welcome Curly. This is a great board and I too have found it very comforting and supportive. I am turning 29 in 2 weeks!!! and this is my first child. Having a baby boy and very excited although..........last night we had friends over who have an 8 month old and neither myself or my partner had any maternal instincts!!! We were both so worried as we hope that when we have our own child we feel more maternal!! Is anyone else like this??? I just dont go googley over other peoples babies and i am worried as some people expect that as i am pregnant i should be maternal!!! ahhh i am worried
Thanks for the warm welcome. I am due 4/5/06 and it is supposed to be a girl. We had the fetal u/s done around Thanksgiving and the technician was fairly positive it is a girl.
I just dont go googley over other peoples babies
I wanted to say that my sister has never been a big baby fan either. With her first baby, I think she was concerned she was going to do something wrong, but with the second one she seemed more into the motherly role. I have known several people that did not seem to want to do anything with other peoples babies, but when they had one it was a different story. I also know some that seem happy about being pregnant, but when the baby gets here does not really want anything to do with it - and this continues as the child gets older. It seems to me that you are aware/observant of other children. Do not let other people and their comments bother you though - there are many people that do not feel that "maternal" instinct until the baby is born. You have enough to worry about just being pregnant, you do not need to worry about that too.
curley, to answer your question on leg cramps usually the culprit is calcium. Even if you are taking your prenatals you still may need that little extra. If you have them at night it is good to drink a glass of milk before bed or to take 2-4 tums and that will pretty much stop them. I never get them if I remember to take tums. I also will take them in the morning just in case I may get one during the day. And actually they say that leg cramps in women who are pregnant are rarely caused by a lack of potassium, its usually the calcium. Not that a banana will hurt anything its fruit keep eating it. It just wont help with the cramping.
I had a nasty, nasty leg cramp a few nights ago! It woke me up and my whole calf was rock hard and my foot was bent like I was wearing stiletto heels!! I had to stand up and put all my weight on my knee and push down until my foot was flat and it went away. I have never experienced anything like that and I really, really hope that was a one time thing! My leg was sore the next morning! When I was pregnant with my first I used to get foot cramps in the middle of the night - almost every night, but haven't had any yet (knock on wood)!
Orange, to answer your question I am not finding out the sex of my baby. Glad you got the answers regarding your due date!
I had my GD test yesterday too! Seems we are all going through that around the same time. Why do some of you have to fast? I was told to do everything normally but that I couldn't eat, drink or chew gum for an hour after I drank the orange soda stuff. I will find out on Monday at my 26 wk check-up.
I'm affraid my OB is going to freak on me for my weight gain. I started off so good and then the holidays hit and bam, I've packed them on. I'm 26 wks today and have gained 17lbs now! Just one month ago at the Dr's it was only 10! That's 7lbs in one month. NOT good. I've been working out on the stationary bike 4 times a week for 30-40 mins and drinking 10 glasses of water a day and cutting back on sweets but it doesn't seem to be working at all.
I have also been able to avoid the leg cramps. I find they start to happen when I'm sleeping (or trying to sleep I should say) and if I stretch my calf muscles. The Pregnancy Bible suggests stretching your calves out before going to bed and in the morning to avoid these.
For the last week or so I have been having painful stretchy feelings along the sides of my abdomen and rib cage. Not fun. I was trying to bake cookies the other day and I kept having to sit down because it felt like my HUGE tummy was going to fall off onto the floor!
Only 3 and a bit more months for me. I'm actually jealous of you ladies who are due earlier in the month! I still can't believe the bloody size of me at only 6 months. Sheesh!
baby#2, don't be surprised if you don't pass your glucose test. That is a big mistake for them to tell you to eat before the test (or that you don't need to fast). I know soooo many pregnant women right now, and almost all of the times when they were not told to fast, they didn't pass and had to take the 3 hour test. If you have any sugar or carbs (including gum or hard candy) within 2 hours before you drink that soda, it could screw up everything. I hope everything works out in your favor though.