80 is the limit, I think, so we need to start a new thread!
To continue the conversation from the previous thread... I've only gained a few pounds, but I'm heavier to begin with (a size 18). What gets me are the people who comment that I DON'T look pregnant as I'm standing there in full maternity regalia with my belly obviously sticking out, legs spread wide since my hips have spread, and leaning back because my back hurts. Great. I just look EXTRA fat... sigh. I really don't want to resort to those "baby on board" shirts. LOL
We had a second round of 2nd trimester u/s at the perinatologist on Halloween -- all is well. He did do a little freak out this time around, though, about my mom's DVT when she was in her early 20s. So he made me give some blood to check for some genetic markers to see if I'm predisposed. With the last pregnancy he only made me watch a video about DVT (blood clots in the legs) and gave me some paperwork. I'm sure the bloodwork will cause me a billion $$ and everything will come back ok. Medical bills seem to be mounting (amnio, daughter's eye surgery last June, maternity global fee, etc.). He asked me to come back in 6 weeks for another u/s -- mostly because my daughter has a genetic eye problem that in some kids can also cause brain and pituitary gland problems (but she doesn't have those problems) -- he wants to see if he can check with the u/s for those kinds of problems with this one.
So... since we have to drive 2.5 hours for the u/s at almost 29 weeks, we decided to also pay for a 3D scan the same day. Since it's done at a hospital, they can't give us a video, but they will give us still pictures on a CD-R. Cost is $150. (Yikes -- more $$!) We didn't have the opportunity for a third trimester u/s like this with our first child, so this will be neat.
Oh, and the doctor told me that I'd have to have biophysical profiles done starting at 32 weeks -- I also did this with my first. On the plus side, I get to see the baby on the u/s every week. On the negative side, I have to drive 1 hour to the doctor every week -- a little earlier for weekly visits than usual.
I see that Charlene had her baby... it won't be long before we're all in the same boat -- especially those having multiples!
Hi Xin good to hear from you.Also glad all is well with your little one.Sorry you have to go through all that extra testing but its all worth it to know your little one is well.Take care will look forward to hearing about your results.
Ok got back from my appointment today all went great all my b/w results are good.My little boys are getting big est weight 2.6 and 2.7 pounds WOW I cant believe it.OB says they are measuring big.I am just so happy they are doing so well.Twin A is head down and ready twin B of course who has always been the one who wont cooperate is head up still.........lol.OB was trying to measure his legs and he had them in my private area to funny OB was like my god he is just to funny earlier he was bending over so far I was scared he would hurt his back OB said dont worry he will be fine then he put his feet over to twin A and was pushing twin A into a corner.I love seeing my little guys and I cant wait to meet them.So next week I will do the glucose test.Cant wait to get that over with as well.Ok ladies hope you are all well.Have a nice weekend.
Eva hi! Well done on another great appt! Your babies are quite big... good job mama. I think we did the right thing by following the direction given in our multiples book. You really deserve a big pat on the back! So your next test will be the glucose huh? I'll keep my fingers crossed for you. I hope you have a great weekend my friend!!!!
Hi Kari thanks so much sweetie for stopping in and checking in on me.I know its so hard for you to get on so I greatly appreciate it.Thanks for the words of support I am so glad all is going well with my little guys.Seems like with each passing week and appointment I take this hugh breath.When I saw that my babies were measuring 28 1/2 weeks I was so happy thats 1 week and a half ahead.I guess the extra weight we have put on has been so worth it.So yes I will take the glucose test probably Monday to get it over with.I am not even worried about it the only thing that bothers me is I have to be in no later than 8 am.........lol.Not a morning person.They asked I come on an empty stomach thats why they do it so early.Oh well better get used to being a morning person huh........lol.Well my friend take care and hope you are having a nice weekend as well.
Eva-I'm so glad your little boys are growing well. Trust me, every little ounce makes a big difference!!! Don't worry about the glucose test, it's pretty painless. I'm sure you will do fine!! Well, keep up the good work, sweetie!
To the rest of you Feb. mommies. I hope you all are doing well. Take care!
Eva, wanted to wish you good luck with the glucose test today! Hope you had no problems waking up early . I know what you mean... before this pregnancy I avoided waking early every chance I got!!! . Well let us know how the test goes. I may not get a chance to reply till late this week but I'll try to check your update!
Hi Ruby thanks for the kind words that is so sweet of you.I read about your pregnancy as well congrats on the baby boy.Take care.
Hi Teach so good to hear from you.Thanks for the words of support I am happy my little guys are getting big and strong.Take care.
Hey Kari thanks for your ongoing support I know how hard it is for you to get on and here you are constantly supporting us.I appreciate it more then you know.Take care.
Ok well went in for my glucose test it wasent so bad the drink was drinkable.So I had a 2 hour test done weird I know.Anyway well OB called me already and well I failed .He dident seem to concerned though he told me not to worry the first draw before drinking the drink was good at 97 but then during the 2 hours it did go up and then last blood draw at 2 hours it started going down again.Anyway he will send me to a specialist he said to monitor me and he kept stressing for me not to worry.He said its not a big deal and if need be to follow a diet then all will be fine.Oh well I am not going to stress cause I am not convinced that I do have GD.I have had a stuffy nose and this mild cough for the past few days.I thought I was ok and that I dident get a bad cold until last night cough got worse and nose even worse and I already have an issue with my nose so it makes me that more congested.I dident sleep but 3 hours last night I am so misreable.OMG this cough is so annoying I keep worrying that I am doing harm to the babies when I cough.I know I am not but of course I cant help but worry.Ok well you have to excuse me I need to lay down I will check on everyone else when I can just hope everyone is well.I just wanted to update you all.Take care ladies.
Hi Eva! Sorry to hear about your test. I'm sure it is nothing, just as your doctor said. I'm sure that's hardly a consolation...because as pregnant women we worry about everything! But it should help that your doctor doesn't seem too concerned. So sorry to hear about the cold! I can only imagine having a bad cold and being pregnant with twins is a rather uncomfortable experience! Hope you're feeling better soon! - April
I feel like I've got a perpetual cold with the stuffy nose... argh. I remember it being really annoying in my last pregnancy and I really hate this aspect. I feel like I have to constantly have a tissue handy.
And then I had a cold that started to become a sinus infection, so I was feeling miserable... and we were at Disney World, too. My DH had a packet of Sudafed Cold and Sinus, and luckily my OB had given me this quarter-page list of meds that I could/couldn't take, and I had tucked it inside the little pregnancy booklet I keep in my purse (with my monthly appt vital stats in it). So, I saw that Sudafed was allowed, as well as the other meds in it (the cough med and the tylenol), and it was a godsend! I was able to make it through a day at Magic Kingdom with a 2 year old while 6 months pregnant. Yay! I only took one pill, though, but it was enough. I just HATE taking any meds while pregnant, unless absolutely necessary.
Which brings me to the perpetual yeast infection... it started about 2.5 weeks ago and just wouldn't go away with OTC meds. I asked my doc about it at my regular appt and she did a swab and said it wasn't positive, but that could be because I had already been treating it OTC. She gave me a Diflucan (oral med) Rx which I was reluctant to fill, especially after I saw that it was an FDA category C medicine. But, about 5 days I was lying in bed and just couldn't take it anymore (the itching, that is) and started searching the bathroom for the hydrocortisone cream. When lo' and behold I found an old Rx for diflucan that my family doc had given me just to have on hand. I had gotten it filled last year and forgot about it. So, I popped a pill and found the hydrocortisone cream and all was well. The next morning the itching had stopped --yay! I gotta figure my doc knows best, right? I'm done with the meds for awhile, though. How are you guys handling cold and flu season?
Going to Disney was a challenge -- my back (I've previously had low back surgery) was killing me and the round ligament pain is in full swing, so all the walking was tough. The 6 hour car ride there and back was also a little difficult -- mainly because of the round ligament pain. But it was worth it to see the look on my daughter's face when she ran up to hug Pooh and Tigger.
Hi Xin good to hear from you.Looks like you had a nice little vacation to Disney how exciting.I can imagine how tiring it must have been though walking around but well worth it seeing your little ones face.Well glad all is well with you.
April thanks for checking in on me.This cold is killing me well its mostly a cough a bad one.I feel like I am going to cough up a lung soon.I just feel bad for my little guys cause I keep coughing so they are shaking around in there.They have been quiet since yesturday not to much movement and of course I know I shouldent worry but I do.Last night I dident sleep at all coughed all night I did everything to get rid of it drank tea with honey had a tablespoon of honey took a warm bath put vicks on my chest nothing worked.I finally fell asleep at 7 am on the couch and I woke up a half hour later my neck was killing me so went to my bed and slept until 12.Oh well just have to be patient hopefully it will lighten up soon and go away.Well take care.I will try and get some rest but I dont think so cause I am still coughing bad.
I'm really sorry that you are so sick. It seems like a few of you ladies have had nasty colds lately so you are in good company. I'm sure your little boys don't mind when you cough so try not to worry about that too much. Be sure to get plenty of rest.
Hi Ruby thanks for checking in on me sweetie.I am feeling so much better finally got some sleep.Since I have been feeling better my guys have been a bit more active I guess they knew I was sick so they dident want to kick me to much..........lol.I heard there was a case of the cough going around and that it would last 2 to 3 days like mine did.Oh well at least its gone now.I made an appointment tomorrow with a specialist to see what we will do about my blood glucose results.I have a glucose monitor well its my moms old one and I have been monitoring my levels since yesturday pretty normal through out the day and then before bedtime it went up to 175 I was shocked.Oh well we will see what the specialist has to say he specializes in GD so thats good my OB already talked to him and told him my situation.Ok I will let you all know how it goes.
Hope all Feb mommies are well it has been pretty quiet around here.
I'm pleased you're feeling better now........ yay!!! Good luck at your specialist appointment tomorrow. I'm not sure what to make of your levels but I really hope it isn't GD. I know you have always had a really healthy diet so I think you will be fine. I am going for a blood glucose test at 28 weeks as my sister had GD.
Will be thinking of you and looking forward to hearing about your appointment.
just checking in. it's been about 5 weeks since i posted last.
we are doing well and humming along. i am stunned by how fast this pregnancy is going !! i really want time to slow down......
i feel good and sami moves a lot everyday since 15.2 weeks. dd (14m) was touching my belly today and smiling. i think she might be getting there's a baby coming...i'm always saying it to her
i had an apt yesterday and all went well, a heartbeat range of 142-146. i am getting very excited to meet my little boy.
is anyone else planning on having their kids in the labor and delivery room while birthing ?
i really want anna to be a part of it. i didnt have an epidural with her and i was a maniac. i got to the hospital too late for meds!
i would like to have sami natural too, but i dont know if i cant control my screaming due to the intense pain and i dont want to freak her out. i gave birth to anna at 2.47 am, so if i give birth in the early am again, well, anna will be long asleep and my doc. said, he would have a nurse look after her while she sleeping. and if she's awake and i'm giving birth and epi doesnt work or if i am too far along again (i live 1.5h from the hospital) he would just have the nurses look after her...but i dont know...she's never been in anyone else's care expect me and dh.
what are yalls thoughts ??
i dont have family coming in until a week after sami i born. with anna we did the same thing and it was great just us 3 with no company or "opinions" getting in the way.
Eva, so glad you are starting to feel better. And I'm glad your boys are now moving around more as well! Good luck with your glucose appointment tomorrow... my fingers are crossed that you get good news!!! I know I haven't been posting much but I think of you and your little ones often!!!
If I'm reading your post right, your DD is 14 months, right? I wouldn't want to worry about a child that young and her needs in the delivery room while I was trying to focus on the task at hand. I also wouldn't trust my child to a nurse who may have other duties to attend to as well. Do you have a family member or close friend who can take on child-care duties when you give birth? I have a friend that moved to my town a few months ago and she is 38 weeks. Her family doesn't arrive until her due date, so I'm on call to watch her 20 month old in case she goes into labor before her help arrives.
I know my 23 month old would be freaked out if she saw me in pain. She wouldn't understand why and would start crying and would want me to comfort her. I'd end up feeling bad since I wouldn't really be able to do much to comfort her.
If you were talking about a 4 or 5 year old, it might be a different story, assuming you had another person in there to watch over the little one and to remove her if she got upset.
Meluca, I'm having a similar dilemma. Although, I will not even consider having my ds (who will be 21mo when the baby is born) there. I really just want to concentrate at the task at hand, with or without the epidural. I really don't want any extra stress at that time, not to mention how confused/worried he'd be, since he won't understand a darn thing that's going on.
That being said, we're having a heck of a time trying to figure out who should watch him, when I go into labor. We've decided to ask somebody to stay here at our house, so he's not out of his own environment, and no matter how many days I end up in the hospital, he won't be living out of a bag at someone else's house. I've never been away from him for longer than a few hours, so this is going to be a new experience for him all together, and I want him to be as comfortable as possible. We have a few options--I have a younger sister that I would prefer to watch him, but she goes to school full time, so that most likely wouldn't work (too bad it's not a summer baby!). My SIL is probably the person we will end up asking, and I'm pretty sure she could make arrangements to do it with her work and such, and she LOVES my ds, and he LOVES her. But I'm the one with the issue--I don't trust her 100%. She just hasn't had much (if any) experience with kids, prior to Liam being born, and even at that, it's still minimal experience. I even have issues sometimes with her babysitting him for a few hours. It's happened a few times, that she'll come in, and we'll be about to go out, and I'll be rambling off stuff she needs to know (about dinner for him, or bedtime routine etc..), and she'll be acting like she's paying attention to me, but I can tell she's not, because she's usually excited to see Liam, and of course he's all over anybody who comes in the door... I'll ask her if she has any questions and she says no, but then she'll text or phone dh like 20 minutes after we leave, asking something that I had clearly explained to her before we left!!! So to ask her to watch him for possibly a few days kind of worries me... Of course we'd have him visit us at the hospital everyday for awhile, and dh would come home at night time, but still... We have a lot of thinking to do.
But anyway, having him in the delivery room is absolutely not an option for us.
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Hey Ruby and Kari thanks for stopping in I do feel so much better.Well I am getting ready to go to my appointment so I will update you all later.Kari I know you cant get on that much please know I think of you often as well.Take care.Oh I forgot I called and made my appointment with RE next Weds I am so excited for that.Just curious to see what he has to say ablout the GD as well if it does turn out to be GD.Ok well ladies talk to you later.Have a wonderful day.
Feb moms looks like everyone is moving along great I am so happy for everyone.Take care and have a wonderful weekend.