May June And Some Ttcers Part 20

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lovemy3 - February 9

2007 Excitement for all having babies and for those conceiving them!

 

lovemy3 - February 9

Thought we could use a new thread. Tracy posted a site that you can go and see her pictures on... On the last thread. Trace, post the addy here again or girls go back and check it out. A face to a name!

 

TTC#[email protected] - February 9

LM3 - Im with ya girl... + OPK last night!! It'd kinda early, but I had some cramping & high cp with a dip in temps with alittle ewcm so I tested & sure enuf +OPK!! Good luck to you & dh this month.. It would be great if we both could get pregnant the same day... i'm thinking this is a great month for me. (I always think that BUT) My DD bday is today (the big 10) & I conceived my 2nd DD in february... 9 years ago but still!!! please please all you pg girls, give me & LM3 some baby dust!!! I am glad your feeling good about your talk with the dr lm3 & your 6 pounds!! that is awesome Loved - I used to have leg cramps all the time at night.. used to wake me up screaming.. dr told me eat more bananas & yes those kids just bring you so much joy & love.. I was crying this morning hugging my birthday girl. I cant believe shes 10. Tracy -welcome back .. where is your site?? BM5- what is echogenic foca spot? Is it dangerous.. H&E - do you know the s_x of your baby?? punkin - thanks for your info.. you girls & getting pg right after the pill.. amazing! TTC3 - cd 11 w/a +OPK & wishing!!

 

Tracy88 - February 9

The site is maymommies(dot)piczo(dot)com and you click on my name...Tracy88. We put that site together because we wanted to put faces to names. Some of the pics aren't the best, but they were in my camera, so easy to upload while I was in Cleveland. I'm still going to therapy for my back, but it really isn't helping as much as I would like. I can't stay on pain meds much longer, so really don't know what to do at this point. I just can't fathom having to go through this pain for three more months. I know it will all be worth it in the end, but d__n, will I survive??? I go to therapy in an hour and can't wait. It feels so good. My crib is arriving at the store (PBKids) on Monday!!!! One of the perks of working there is knowing how to manipulate the system. The crib I want is on backorder until April, so I had my stock manager request one from distribution! Not only do I get the crib now, but I don't have to order it and pay shipping, which costs an arm and two legs!!! Now for the changing table....... I finally decided yesterday which one I am going to get, it's a dresser that has a removable topper called the Larkin. I decided that in about a year or so, I will order the Armoir that matches. The armoir itself will cost me about a thousand dollars, so that's why I am going to wait on that. The furniture is good quality, so it should be heirloom. It is timeless stuff. OK, well, going to get started on laundry and dishes. Have a great day. Will chat later!

 

Tracy88 - February 9

Tons of baby dust to you TTC'ers!!!! (Sprinkle, sprinkle). BM5.....I also had the echogenic focus found on the fetus' heart. It was just one spot, so I decided to wait for that round of blood test results to come back before deciding on an amnio. The blood came back normal, so i opted not to do further testing. TTC#3.....an echogenic focus is really just a calcium deposit on the fetus' heart. They can have more than one, but I just had one. It is considered a soft marker for Down's Syndrome because I believe that all down's babies had the EF, but not all babies who have an EF will have down's. Does that make sense? That is why it is a soft marker and not indicative that your child definitely has down's. I decided not to worry about it since all measurements, growth, and blood have come back normal. I have also known a few people who had three soft markers and their kids came out normal, so..................... Also during my last ultrasound, the doc did not say a word about it, so I don't know if it was gone, or if he just knew that I wasn't considering further testing, so why bother mentioning it? ANYWAY...............

 

babymakes5 - February 9

TGIF everyone!!! Tracy-awesome pictures! You poor girl, and you have 3+ mos to go with that belly! That was a great site, I got to see some others that I've been posting with, and it's nice to match a face with a name. LM3-congrats on the 6 lbs!!! Celebrate every milestone and it'll be sure to keep you motivated. Lots of baby dust to you and TTC!!! TTC, I know exactly what you mean about it going so fast. My dd just turned 11, she's my youngest (well, not anymore-lol), but it just brought back so many memories. All you new mommies, cherish every moment, they only hit their milestones once! I made an appt for the genetic u/s (I think it's the same as a level 2), they just do all sorts of measurements on the heart, kidneys, and other organs. The echogenic foci spot was the only soft marker on our u/s and there was only one. I'm not going to do an amnio, but thought if I got the detailed u/s then it would just give me peace of mind. It's a week from Monday. I called about p.t. for my pelvic bone and every clinic is booked until March! So, that stinks, I'm not sure what I'm going to do now. I have one clinic left to call that's pretty far away, but I guess if they can get me in before then, I'll take it. I had a strange experience last night, I'm wondering if any of you have experienced this. Keep in mind, I'm 21 wks, so still pretty far behind most of you-but my belly is pretty big already. Anyways last night, we went to bed early and I woke up about 3 in the morning and felt like my stomach was in my chest. It was soooo uncomfortable. And when I felt it right below my bbs, it was hard, really hard. I'm wondering if that was his head so high? It was hard to breathe and I sitting down just made it ten times worse. I ended up taking a bath and then I felt much better, maybe it relaxed the baby into going back down again? I didn't think he'd be able to come up so high, but I don't know what else it could've been. When I woke up this morning, it was gone, and I felt back to normal. Weird stuff....like my doc keeps saying to me...you're pregnant. I'm like, duh, but I still want to know what every little thing is! Oh yeah, and I talked to psych doc and he doesn't think I'll need to go on meds again yet, but we'll discuss in my appt in 2 wks. He said that I could take the Lorazepam if I really needed it for a full b__wn anxiety attack and as long as I keep it to 1-2 wk and am out of my 1st tri-then it should be okay. I think just knowing I have them will maybe help? Anyways belly rubs to all and tons and tons of baby dust to you TTCer's!!!!!!!

 

lovemy3 - February 9

Thanks everyone for your encouragemnent. I also havea 11yr old dd!! Thats funny. TTC and me ovulating the same time...well, I'm not sure if my egg is actuallt getting out, but my OPK is showing positives and I knjow from bloodwork, I don't have elevated LH, so lets hope this egg makes it out! LOL. I am more motivated than ever. Pulled all the clothes off my treadmill in the bas____nt, found they key and shes ready to roll! Shovelled for an hour this a.m...more snow! and am feeling good. Really excited, reallyh am. BD last night, we'll see. I'm not going to stress over what my FSH really is cause I can't change it. So thats it here. The other part of me was looking at all the rubbermaids of clothes in waiting for baby and all the toys my kids are done with and I am also ok with parting with them need be. So all and all a good day! Keep well everyone!

 

Lovedblessings - February 9

Good Morning Ladies, Another cold day here... can't wait for spring! It's great with a baby on the way, all the firsts they experience that we take for granted. Seeing Christmas through my baby's eyes this year was so wonderful. He loved the tree so much that we kept it up until the end of January. Of course it was only decorated from the top half up yet he still managed to pull a few ornaments off the tree. Babymakes5 the soft marker they found on your ultrasound will more than likely be nothing however having the ultrasound will help you have peace of mind which is so important while you’re pregnant. Kidney issues are a soft marker for downs so we were relieved that we had amino testing done and know that there are no worries there. Keep up your breathing techniques hopefully that will help you work through your attacks. Crossing my fingers for you!!! Val, I still love to hear birth stories, my friends mom has 13 children each one of her births was different. No two were alike and she handled each one differently. My two boy’s labour length was very similar. Both induce in the morning around 8:30 am. My first son was born at 5:03pm and my second at 5:15pm. This was the first time I went into labour naturally, something I hoped for with this pregnancy. Not however at 25 weeks.. I guess you have to be careful what you wish for. This time my plan is to make to at least 34 weeks (hopefully longer) and go natural for as long as possible then have an epidural. We had no problems with the epidural, I needed to be cut after my first push since his head was too big. He did have an indentation around his head from the first push which went away within a few months. Nothing to do with the epidural though. Who knows what will happen, that is however something that I would like to see happen. It will be interesting hearing everyone’s stories. Tracy88 you look amazing in your pictures, one s_xy mama!!! Lovemy3 Six pounds is awesome you must feel so great! With all the positive news you've had no wonder you’re so happy.. .loads of baby dust coming your way.

 

Lovedblessings - February 9

Posted on the last thread also, didn't see the new one until after I posted. TTC# 335 Happy 10th b-day to your daughter, yikes double digits. How are you handling that? Thanks for the tip about the bananas.. I will try anything at this point. Last night I had my poor DH up most the night with my cramps. My legs just won't straighten out for a couple of minutes.. Very Painful! Here's lots of baby dust to you! Tracy88 sorry you are still in so much pain. I know from my previous pregnancy it is really important to manage your pain. Did your doctor tell you that you can not be on this medication for your whole pregnancy? Take it easy!! Babymakes5 you are more than likely right thinking it was your baby. He must be growing like a weed.. Healthy and big!! I would love to tell you it gets better but you will be feeling short of breath and there will be a lot more pressure as he gets bigger. The boy I'm carrying is giving my all kinds of grief. You can see elbows or feet poking out of my stomach. I do love watching my stomach move around. Orange juice seems to work when he is in an uncomfortable spot. Within minutes he is moving all over, relieving the pressure. Lovemy3 great to hear you so motivated. Don't forget to spoil yourself with each mile stone you reach. If you make the first one 10 pounds you are only 4 pounds away from your goal. Wish you lots of luck and baby dust!!! Keep up the great work!

 

TTC#[email protected] - February 9

Thank you ladies for all the baby dust!! I'm soaking it up like a sponge!! Lm3 - You taking your temps? Funny we bd last night too & this morning at 4:45 am.... i know i know can you say eeearrrrllllyy. but the more the better i say LOL. I hope your egg pops yout there. Anyone have any idea how long it takes for sperm to get inside the cervix once put outside there?.. why im asking is that i am addicted to fertility signs & i check cp.. alot ... but I dont want to go up there & mess anything up if it takes hours.. you guys know what I mean?? Thanks

 

lovemy3 - February 9

Hey there. TTC, no idsea, I have never even felt my cervix or taken my temp. I'm addicted to OPKs instead-LOL. Lets hope and pray for our BFPS this month!

 

Hopeful and excited - February 10

Oooooooooooops! I did it again (in those infamous words!!) didn't I - that is, disappeared for a day without a good excuse!!! Well - actually I'm getting ready for the next family visit and so had loads to do (today too as they arrive at 1.30am on Sunday - yikes!!). However, I didn't have much to update except to say that Bean was really active yesterday so I went for a swim to calm him/her down (TTC - no I don't know the s_x - we wanted a surprise!) Unfortunately it didn't really work and I just succeeded in exhausting myself which meant when my dh asked me to work I gave it a go but failed miserably and decided to call it a night instead (he managed fine in the end with his a__sistant so that was a relief!). Other than that, all is well and the sun is beating down on the snowy mountain tops and life is good. I'm ploughing my way through a natural childbirth book which is reeeeeeeeally useful and empowering and I got an A-Z of Childcare/Health book yesterday which looks like it's going to be very helpful. ******* lovemy3 - FANTASTIC! WELL DONE! MANY CONGRATULATIONS on losing 6 pounds already. I'm sooooooooooooooooo proud of you!!! You sound so great and so positive that I just know it's working for you. Keep up the good work and tell us every pound you've lost! Don't forget to give yourself a treat at that first major milestone. Goodness I'm so happy for you!! Lovedblessings - hilarious birth story about your screaming although not so funny about the gallbladder. Nasty! But it does hit home how important breathing and focussing are and that is where I'm going to concentrate my practice (along with trying to keep moving which seems to help things along). I'll only get in the "pool" at the latest stage possible to get the full benefit. Of course, I've got a Plan B and C (and right through to Z if necessary) as I know things will change on the day but so far so good with this pregnancy so hopefully it will remain that way throughout. So sorry to hear about your vein - have you had it checked out? BM5 - Thanks for your rea__surances that all will be well with my impending motherhood! I'll keep telling myself that it will happen naturally so hopefully I'm right!! It's great to hear that you don't need to go back on meds. Like you said, having them to hand will probably be enough. I also think (like Tracy) you've nothing to worry about with the echogenic foci spot - I'm sure all will be fine with your Level 2. Have fun with that. Also - I hope you can get an appointment for your pelvic bone. What about signing up for any cancellations? They must have them and at least there'll be a possibility of seeing someone before March. Re. your baby's head in your chest. Sounds very weird but I'm sure nothing to worry about. "I ain't no doctor" but I wouldn't have thought you could get baby so high but who knows?! Val - I'm exactly the same about the epidural (apart from the fact that I can't have one if I want a waterbirth) because I hear it slows things down too! What a stupid comment from your friend! That's exactly the sort of reaction I'm worried that doctors will give - some of them seem to rely on medication to avoid any comeback from the patient which leaves very little choice for the individual. Re. the cramps - I'm on a magnesium supplement too (since day 1 almost) but I'm weaning myself off them now as the midwife that came to see me said I should try without for a while to see if it makes a difference (she was trying to save me some pennies, bless her!). I think I've got about a week left and then I'll try a week without (and maybe replace them with bananas after TTC's recommendation). Anyway, look after yourself and don't push yourself too much - a day without plans is a day for relaxation so take advantage of it!! punkin - hope your dh is OK and that the pizza was yummy!! All sounds well with you - like Val, take advantage of those moments where nothing is happening or you've got no plans as you'll be craving them soon!! Tracy - fab pictures (great idea - how can we do it for this thread?). Your belly looks like mine! When I was only a five months people said I looked like I was 7 and now that I'm 7 people think I'm 8 (well at least the gap is narrowing - unlike me!!!! LOL!!). Thankfully I haven't got the backache issues you have but I try not to be on my feet for too long at a time (hence yesterday's inability to work for more than half an hour!!) Re. hydration ........... VERY IMPORTANT so keep shovelling in the water even if you're not thirsty coz it's really good for you. TTC - Happy Birthday to your DD and much much luck with bd-ing over the next few days. Baby dust coming yours and lovemy3's way in truckloads!! -:¦:-•:*¨¨*:•.-:¦:-•. •:*¨¨*:•.-:¦:- ****** That's all for me for now. Like I said, my next family visit starts from tomorrow so apologies in advance if I don't get to post much or often over the next week. I'll certainly be checking in and reading your posts when I get the chance. Big Hugs to you all and look after yourselves. TTYL. XOXOXOX

 

Tracy88 - February 10

Wow guys, thanks for all the compliments on my pictures! I'm not sure I'd go so far as "one hot mama" though!!!! lol........ The belly is a little on the large size though! The baby didn't move a whole lot yesterday, so I got into a funk. That happens to me all the time. I am grouchy right now because of it. Why does she have to do this to me? The thing about managing my pain Loved is that I told the doc that I will try to go wothout the meds all day, but by nighttime, I just can't take it anymore. I told the OB that I have to take a Tylenol3 every night and he said the biggest thing they are concerned about is the baby growing addicted and having withdrawls after birth, although he personally has never seen it happen with that drug. I go to therapy now every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for heat, ma__sage and exercises, but so far it isn't helping at all. The heat and ma__sage feel good and relax it for a while, but like yesterday, it is only a matter of time before the pain starts back up again. I have been on meds for about two weeks or more now, and the doc said he doesn't want me taking them much longer if it can be helped, so I don't know what to do. I hate taking anything anyway because I fear what I have done or am doing to this child. Like when she doesn't move now, I wonder if it's due to the codeine and I can't carry such fear around with me anymore. Hopeful.........I honestly have no idea how we can do a piczo site for this thread! Another girl set it up and then kind-of told all of us what to do since we were too technically challenged to be the ones to set up a site!!!! I'll see if I can have her email me some easy instructions or if I can figure it out. I'll get back to you on that. I try to stay off my feet for extended periods of time too, but even when I'm sitting, my back kills. It's all about my posture, but it is soooooo hard to correct it when something is weighing you down in the front all the time. Anyway, I am going to get my day started and I will check in after a bit. I am starting to feel overwhelmed with having to find some place new for us to live and prepare for a baby all at the same time. We are going to be broke! Oh yeah, and I remembered another reason why we can't stay here in this condo with the baby.......... I was in the shower last night and I heard this horrible noise, like bombs going off, when I realized that it's baseball season again and they shoot off fireworks every weekend. I'm not talking weak little fireworks, I am talking full-on shows at the baseball stadium, which is coincidentally about 500 feet from my condo! So we are out of here because even my cats were freaking out, imagine a baby.

 

Val - February 10

good morning all! LM3, I'm so glad you are doing well... crossing my fingers and sending you baby dust and positive thoughts. TTC#3, sending you lots of baby dust as well! And happy birthday to your daughter. Baby M5, I haven't experienced anything like what you did, but it does sound like maybe the baby was just moving around? I've heard about those e.f spots as well and that they are fairly common and usually not anything to worry about. LB, thanks for sharing your birth stories. HOPEFUL, I hope you're able to have the waterbirth experience. That's what I really wanted to do but there's no place close to our home for it. Don't work too hard with your guests coming... make sure to take time to rest! HOPEFUL and TRACY - I keep getting comments from people who see me along the lines of "you're not due for ANOTHER 3 MONTHS???" I do feel big, but mostly because I've never had a belly like this before. When I see other women around 6 months like me, they all seem to be a similar size. My boss at the music store (the one who is often insensitive) did make a comment the other day about how a woman was in the store last week who was due in 10 days and she was as big as me. Then he went to to say that I'll probably have the baby early. Nice way to worry an expectant mom. I don't care so much about the size comments, but I really don't like his predictions. I think his girlfriend (she also teaches at the store) gave him a talk about his stupid comments because he didn't put his foot in his mouth at all the next day! TRACY, you do look great in those pics! Sorry your back is still so painful. :-( Gotta run... ttyl...

 

Tracy88 - February 10

Thanks for the compliment Val. I can relate to the belly comments. The cashier (guy), whose line I always go through at Whole Foods, said to me that I look like I am about ready, and when I told him I wasn't due until May, he asked of I was carrying twins. I wasn't offended as much as I was just pondering how d__n big I must really look. Well, DH and I just went to speak with a realtor about getting another place to live. After the fireworks last night, we decided we have to get out of Dodge, even if it means breaking our lease and leaving the deposit. I prefer leaving before the baby is born, as opposed to a month after. Don't you agree? Ok, check back later.

 

punkin01 - February 10

hey guys i posted on the last thread and didnt realize someone started a new one so here it is.........................Answer: hey all just checking in today on everyone.....yesterday hubby took half of a day off and we had the best time ....we had a few errands to run then after that we done some shopping and went out to eat and just enjoyed spending the afternoon/evening together with DD.....got to meet my 16 y/o sons GF we picked her up and they went to eat with us and we had such a good time..........tracy88 your pics are great i am so jealous..... because of me having a weight problem to begin with you cant tell i am preggo at all ........good luck lovemy3 your time is coming i can feel it just hang in there.........lovedblessings i thought i was the only one who left their tree up because LO enjoyed it so ours came down the last week in Jan also .......MIL gave us some really strange looks when she came over and seen it still up (she is the type that takes hers down the day after christmas) but i dont really care the way i see it she wasnt invited (opps did i say that????) anyway hope everyone is doing good check in later bye =

 

Tracy88 - February 10

Punkin, so glad you enjoyed your family time. So you liked your son's GF? That's important. Did she seem comfortable around you? Oh, and leave your tree up for as long as you like......I used to procrastinate in taking mine down too, but not because I had kids, but because I loved having the lit up tree in the d__n living room! If you look at the origins of the "Christmas tree" it was actually a Pagan tradition to bring life into the home during the dead of winter, so they cut down an evergreen and brought it inside and eventually started decorating it. Do you think anybody put a time limit on how long that tree stayed inside???? NOOOOOOOO, so keep it up as long as you like and throw that factoid at your MIL next time. Thank you for your kind comments about my pics. You know, I know some chics who are just as PG as we are, who don't have weight issues, that are barely showing, so cut yourself some slack, it may not be the weight at all as to why you aren't showing as much as me. I also think that doing fertility treatments and genetics have a lot to do with how I am carrying this pregnancy. I started this endeavor with twins, so maybe my belly popped a little early???

 

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