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I have had a lot more "what was that" feelings over the past couple of days. Decided today that it IS baby so that's nice! 18.5 weeks. A whole week earlier than with Joey. I have also felt my uterus tightening. I am wondering if its braxton hicks already...

Elena, so glad your appt went ok. I know sometimes that first step can be so hard! Hopefully your DH's schedule will work out perfectly with the us so that wont be an issue. All that movement with trying to get the heartbeat sounds great! Joey always hated the doppler and moved away from it, too.
I love that you say you "decided that it IS baby"! for movement! I've been getting BH contractions (here and there, not too many and not every day) since 15 weeks - it definitely is possible.

Thank you. I think tomorrow will be okay, just me and Levi. I will feel better to get a better/quicker hb, but I'm not even sure why. It's not that it wasn't there and then suddenly was, today... Hiccup is just good (and quick) at hiding!
Labwork is , but nothing I'm not used to. I don't think that will trigger anxiety

Just the u/s I'm still very nervous about. It's not so much a fitting into DH's schedule - he's a teacher, and right now is transitioning back to full time after being off on disability since Elli's stillbirth. He works every afternoon now, will until February (and then we'll see what happens in the spring).
So we know his schedule - but it'll be a half hour+ drive to the hospital, then the actual u/s (which even if everything is a-ok, still takes 30-45 minutes), then a half hour home... likely he'll just take the whole day. Not too big a deal - he has personal and sick days he can use when needed.

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Hubby had a sleep study done Monday night and they called yesterday... aparently he has severe sleep apnea they said he stops breathing 29 times AN HOUR! WHAT??? thats insane! (and scary) so now definate cpap for him but he unfortunately cant go back in for the testing with the cpap until after Thanksgiving. Well I guess its still better than not getting it at all, which is how it would have been if I didnt nag him/ force him to do the study! lol I will just be very thankful once he receives the machine!
Yikes! That is scary! Hopefully the cpap will fix the troubles - I mean, I know it's a treatment, not a cure, but you kwim!
I'm sure my own DH has troubles with this (mainly because I've heard it happen myself when awake through the night - scary, and I shake him to get him to breathe) but the Drs don't seem interested in doing anything to figure it out and DH doesn't exactly go to the Dr often

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I am so bored right now. Ds is watching umizoomi for his pre-bed tv time and I just cant find anything to hold my attention. It was a stressful day. I guess I should go to sleep with DS, but I wanted to sneak some ice cream after bed time...
Ice cream sounds like a good plan!

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So I am getting my hair done tomorrow. WOO-HOOO! I use to be a every 4-6 week girl. Now I am whenever I can squize it in not in the 1st trimester girl. Just getting it cut and colored. Just to get rid of my pre-mature greys that I started getting at 20.

Dh said he wants to take me shopping this weekend for my birthday that is Dec 12th SO I of course agreed. I want new sneakers and a couple of shirts. Nothing big. I need new sneakers bc apparently my feet go into super duper sweat phase when I am pregnant and well to be honest my feet stink! It is crazy that they sweat like that and I only notice it when preggers.
Have fun with your hair! I only get mine cut maybe twice a year, if that. Although, I really like the cut/style I have now, and likely won't let it grow out too long before getting it done again.
and I gots greys too. Boo. But, hey, what are ya gonna do.

Have fun shopping too! about the sneakers/feet though!!!

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Old 11-15-2012, 09:15 PM   #92
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Thank you. I think tomorrow will be okay, just me and Levi. I will feel better to get a better/quicker hb, but I'm not even sure why. It's not that it wasn't there and then suddenly was, today... Hiccup is just good (and quick) at hiding!
Labwork is , but nothing I'm not used to. I don't think that will trigger anxiety

Just the u/s I'm still very nervous about.
Sorry you're so nervous mama! I know from experience how much a stillbirth can mess with you're head for future babies. Even after a normal pregnancy and birth I'm still nervous this time around. I hope everything goes well at your ultrasound. Keeping you in my thoughts for a healthy baby!!
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Old 11-16-2012, 02:08 AM   #93
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I am terrible about haircutting too. I am a twice a yr cutter CB! Sometimes more like a 9 monther. The problem is I prefer it long, but it starts taking too long to dry and gets on my nerves, so I get iy cut too short (for my taste) as a change of pace, then let it grow out too much to over compensate. It's a vicious cycle.

Hope to find out babys gender at the anatomy scan on the 30th!! It will be at the 20 wk mark. Luckily, that's also payday!!
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I am having the hardest time deciding decoration wise. DS's room was horrific when we bought the house, ugly brown striped wallpaper, etc. We stripped it, painted it a soft light green and did baby animals (elephants, lion, giraffe, etc) as the theme. He is moving to our bigger 3rd bedroom which is a nice light beige color. If baby is a girl, we would be redoing babys room in a girly theme and I'm unsure if we should do his new room too??? Or just leave the soft beige color and accent it, which is kind of what I'm leaning toward. I want it to be cozy and kiddie but not too kiddie YK? :/
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I am having the hardest time deciding decoration wise. DS's room was horrific when we bought the house, ugly brown striped wallpaper, etc. We stripped it, painted it a soft light green and did baby animals (elephants, lion, giraffe, etc) as the theme. He is moving to our bigger 3rd bedroom which is a nice light beige color. If baby is a girl, we would be redoing babys room in a girly theme and I'm unsure if we should do his new room too??? Or just leave the soft beige color and accent it, which is kind of what I'm leaning toward. I want it to be cozy and kiddie but not too kiddie YK? :/
We left DS's walls tan because we were only staying for a few years (less than two actually). Then we bought wall stickers to add a decorative touch. They peel off smoothly and leave no damage (we moved them around after we pulled the crib out). So maybe you could find some of those that he would like. Then take them down and throw out or pass down as he grows. Target has really cute ones. We bought ours from babies r us (monkeys).
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Sorry you're so nervous mama! I know from experience how much a stillbirth can mess with you're head for future babies. Even after a normal pregnancy and birth I'm still nervous this time around. I hope everything goes well at your ultrasound. Keeping you in my thoughts for a healthy baby!!
Thank you
Our miscarriages made things worrisome enough, but then losing Elli has just added a whole other (and bigger) fear/worry on top of that. This is definitely going to be our last pregnancy, we just can't go through this again. I don't know for sure it will be the last baby, but last pregnancy.

I won't have my u/s for another couple weeks, at least. I'm they'll get me by 24 weeks, but I expect they'll figure out a way to get me in for 20-21 weeks. I'm only anxious right now when I really think about it, and remember what we've seen on that screen before. So for now I just try not to focus on it!

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I am terrible about haircutting too. I am a twice a yr cutter CB! Sometimes more like a 9 monther. The problem is I prefer it long, but it starts taking too long to dry and gets on my nerves, so I get iy cut too short (for my taste) as a change of pace, then let it grow out too much to over compensate. It's a vicious cycle.
My hair is very thick and heavy - when it gets to a certain length it gets too heavy for my head/neck and I end up having constant migraines from it Otherwise, I love having long hair!

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I am having the hardest time deciding decoration wise.
We're terrible for decorating. The kids all just have whatever room they had when we moved in here (6 years ago!).
Our babies sleep in our room for a good while (Levi is still in there now, although that's because we have no more bdrs at the moment), so we don't ever decorate for baby - poor things, lol.

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Then we bought wall stickers to add a decorative touch. They peel off smoothly and leave no damage (we moved them around after we pulled the crib out). So maybe you could find some of those that he would like.
Ooo, good suggestion! We had a border in DD's room in our apartment that was sticker, like that. It was perfect - got to decorate and change the room without ever painting or doing anything permanent (which we wouldn't have been allowed).

AFM: Another Dr appt this morning, then bloodwork, and I'm planning to get the kids from their swim lessons (our school buses them to town every Friday afternoon for swimming as part of our phys ed component). DH is going to come into town after work and we'll go to his parents house for supper and a visit It'll be a long, busy day, but that's okay!
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Thanks for the hugs! I think DH and I both need the u/s - it's a lot of anxiety thinking about it, but once it's done we'll feel kinda like we "know" what's going to happen. I mean, if Hiccup isn't healthy we'll know we're facing more heartache. If Hiccup is healthy and well, we may actually be able to start looking ahead and thinking about having a baby - as opposed to just being pregnant.

AFM: (pretty much c&p from the preg after loss thread, in case anyone sees both!)
I made it to my Dr this morning. I hadn't called, so it was just a "walk-in" appt slot. I started filling out the prenatal history form, we got a req sent (to the hospital we want) for the u/s, checked my bp (high for me, understandably), and heard Hiccup's hb on doppler. That was... difficult, lol.
I don't think it's for a bad reason, but of course my mind went instantly back to my 17wk prenatal with Elli, when we had trouble getting the hb, and that sucked.
But I'm sure the whole time I could feel squirming from Hiccup, and I could hear thumps and swooshes on the doppler, which should mean movements.
He did catch the hb for a couple seconds down low on my right, but then it just disappeared. I could feel Hiccup move up and over left - we ended up with my hands above baby holding him still, then the doppler against him on the other side - got a good bit of hb... then he squirmed and was gone again. Apparently he does not like the doppler.

I am going back tomorrow for a bit more of a "first prenatal" - we'll get all the paperwork on the go, get urine and weight and fundal height, :crossfinger: hear that hb again - maybe not easier... but quicker?!, and get lab reqs for my bloodwork. I won't be doing a physical or any vag exams with this pregnancy - if nothing else, I just did them a year ago (pretty much exactly a year, too).

DH came with me this morning - it wasn't actually as bad as I thought... but this was largely due to them having moved offices! Just from one side of a building (kinda duplex) to the other - climbing the stairs and going in the first door was hard... but then I went the "other way". Which, silly as it may sound, may it suddenly easier, different... like there could be a different outcome this time.
He won't be able to come with me tomorrow. But I think I'll be okay.
Whether he knows it or not, he is coming to the u/s with me. There's no way I'll get there on my own, never mind getting through it on my own! Now that the req is sent off, I just wait for the hospital to call me to make an appt for it.

Apparently, he said there can be up to a 2 month waiting list for u/s But I know I've gotten in right away (with DS2, at 6 weeks, I was in for u/s within 2-3 days of the req), and where we're req'ing it at a smaller town hospital, hopefully they'll not be as booked/busy?
Anyways, whatever. It will work out, however it is meant to.
I think I finally figured out the multi quote! Glad you were able to go, I cant imagine how hard it was, glad DH could go with you and hope they can get you in for an u/s soon! I'll be thinking of you today!

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So I am getting my hair done tomorrow. WOO-HOOO! I use to be a every 4-6 week girl. Now I am whenever I can squize it in not in the 1st trimester girl. Just getting it cut and colored. Just to get rid of my pre-mature greys that I started getting at 20. Yes you read correctly 20--I was a stressed out college athlete. I am much more relaxed now Well now I know how to curb the stress a little better.

Dh said he wants to take me shopping this weekend for my birthday that is Dec 12th SO I of course agreed. I want new sneakers and a couple of shirts. Nothing big. I need new sneakers bc apparently my feet go into super duper sweat phase when I am pregnant and well to be honest my feet stink! It is crazy that they sweat like that and I only notice it when preggers.
Hooray for shopping and getting hair done!!! I'm getting mine done Saturday I think. My BFF is a hair dresser so just going to her house. I've had my hair blonde with highlights for a long time, but since moving to the farm the minerals make it copper-y so I'm going to go darker, sort of an Adele type color with lowlights. And she'll probably trim it, I'm growing it out.

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Ooo, good suggestion! We had a border in DD's room in our apartment that was sticker, like that. It was perfect - got to decorate and change the room without ever painting or doing anything permanent (which we wouldn't have been allowed).

AFM: Another Dr appt this morning, then bloodwork, and I'm planning to get the kids from their swim lessons (our school buses them to town every Friday afternoon for swimming as part of our phys ed component). DH is going to come into town after work and we'll go to his parents house for supper and a visit It'll be a long, busy day, but that's okay!
I'm in a co-op on FB right now that is doing vinyl wall decals, really cool huge ones and they're only $2.47/each! I'm ordering a ton since I'm no good at decorating and won't feel guilty for changing them frequently


AFM- I'm still feeling a bit better, bad day yesterday but over all more good then bad days. Tonight we are going into the city to play turkey bingo at my parents church, then we're staying the night and Saturday my parents are taking DS to a huge water park for the day/night. DF and I are going to do some shopping(still need his wedding band), have lunch at a hibachi grill with my friends, and get my hair done. After today I only work Monday and then I'm off until after Thanksgiving!
Only thing I'm struggling with right now is DS and school. He has a degenerative hearing condition(he's losing hearing) and the school cannot give him services for deaf/hoh because its not bad enough yet. He uses hearing aid, and could wake up deaf tomorrow, but they can only give him services based on today. It's very frustrating. We have a meeting Wednesday and I'm trying to get copies of pieces of his medical file and they say it's a 7-14 day wait so it's very frustrating.
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I think I finally figured out the multi quote! Glad you were able to go, I cant imagine how hard it was, glad DH could go with you and hope they can get you in for an u/s soon! I'll be thinking of you today!

AFM- I'm still feeling a bit better, bad day yesterday but over all more good then bad days. Tonight we are going into the city to play turkey bingo at my parents church, then we're staying the night and Saturday my parents are taking DS to a huge water park for the day/night. DF and I are going to do some shopping(still need his wedding band), have lunch at a hibachi grill with my friends, and get my hair done. After today I only work Monday and then I'm off until after Thanksgiving!
Only thing I'm struggling with right now is DS and school. He has a degenerative hearing condition(he's losing hearing) and the school cannot give him services for deaf/hoh because its not bad enough yet. He uses hearing aid, and could wake up deaf tomorrow, but they can only give him services based on today. It's very frustrating. We have a meeting Wednesday and I'm trying to get copies of pieces of his medical file and they say it's a 7-14 day wait so it's very frustrating.
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for good days and have a great time with DF! DH and I still haven't gotten away for our anniversary yet, but maybe this weekend or next - last minute planning anyone?!

Hmm... have you gone in to the office or just called them? I would go right in, let them know you have this meeting coming up and need his medical records with you, so you can get the best resources set up for his education. Just tell them you don't mind sitting and waiting while they copy the pertinent papers and have a seat in the waiting room - likely they'll put a "rush" on it just to get rid of you! (squeaky wheel and grease and all that)
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Thank you!

for good days and have a great time with DF! DH and I still haven't gotten away for our anniversary yet, but maybe this weekend or next - last minute planning anyone?!

Hmm... have you gone in to the office or just called them? I would go right in, let them know you have this meeting coming up and need his medical records with you, so you can get the best resources set up for his education. Just tell them you don't mind sitting and waiting while they copy the pertinent papers and have a seat in the waiting room - likely they'll put a "rush" on it just to get rid of you! (squeaky wheel and grease and all that)
Good luck!
Yea, I might need to do that. It's 1.5 hours away so I only have 1 day before the meeting I could go. I put a call into the Dr to see if I could plead with him to fax them to me. Waiting for his nurse to call me back
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This first part made me laugh. There is actually a birth method that involves trying to reach orgasm during birth. I was reading reviews on birthing books and one negative review was that the writer encouraged that instead of "giving practical advice". It was a long time ago (my last pregnancy) so I cant remember what book it was.

Sorry about your dh. Glad he is getting help!

I am so bored right now. Ds is watching umizoomi for his pre-bed tv time and I just cant find anything to hold my attention. It was a stressful day. I guess I should go to sleep with DS, but I wanted to sneak some ice cream after bed time...
Or maybe it is about having an actual orgasm during birth! lol I have no idea!
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