Post # 1
I can’t believe we’ve made it this far! We are a friendly bunch of ladies!
I think this was the most up to date list we had, but if not, feel free to correct me and I will update it!
morkiemama – csection Feb 8, actually due Feb 14
snoie – Feb 16
alaydelette – Feb 20
peaches13 – Feb 20
Cariad – Feb 25 or 28
greenviolets – Feb 6
brittanym526 – Feb 9
Kalamaz17 – Feb 6
xstine515 – Feb 11
AprilJo2011 – Feb 20 or 23
evylise – Feb 24
Gemma83 – Feb 5
ljaepelt – Feb 12
mshoagie – Feb 14
Post # 3
Well, good news is that I passed my glucose test, got the results today. Bad news is that I got the “weight talk” from my doctor. She Told me that I have gained all that I am allowed to gain for the entire pregnancy. Yikes! I didn’t think I was eating that much to be honest. Guess I just need to get back on the exercise wagon now. Sigh….
Post # 4
Well…I’m assuming I passed my glucose test, as my doctor’s office is very “no news is good news.” I’ll take that!
How many of you are doing 3D/4D ultrasounds? We aren’t…DH finds them creepy. I’m getting anxious to know what our little guy looks like, but I guess I’ll find out in about 12 weeks!
I got my doctor’s okay and registered to walk a fundraiser 5k for my school on February 2…at 37.5 weeks pregnant. They just announced that staff members who raise $500+ in pledges will get a free day off with pay…I hope I can do it!
Post # 5
Hello ladies! Wow, so we have a part IV already!
@peaches13: I wanna do a 3D/4D ultrasound, but I don’t know if our Dr’s office offers that. It would be so cool to see all the detail.
I am glad to hear of the passed gluclose tests! Mine is coming up on Tuesday, and I am not looking forward to it. At All.
I am finally feeling better to where I was able to pick up my walking and modified yoga again. It feels good, and I am also trying to not overeat and make better choices, but it is hard! I notice that I don’t feel so sluggish, so I am hoping I can keep this up.
Meanwhile, I feel like we have so much to do. So much. It seems like nothing is ready!
Post # 6
@peaches13: the 3D/$D scans creep me out as well – so haven’t even looked into if we can get it or not.
@evylise: I have to say the gluclose test really wasn’t that bad – I had to orange flavor and it was really cold when I had it and it tasted just like Orange Gatorade and best part of it – it really woke up the little one (so that is a fun positive to the test)
I’m going for my Rhogam vaccination today – the wonders of being Rh negative and carrying a Rh positive peanut. This also marks the start of my 2 week dr’s visits – 10 weeks left (argghhhh)
Tomorrow I’ll find out if the peanut is a Dave Matthews fan like the dad or an anti DMB kinda person like me – hope we both will survive the concert
Post # 7
@evylise: Don’t stress about the glucose test. The worst part for me was just sitting and waiting (and the fact I have to redo it because of their screw up), but even my lemon lime drink wasn’t all that bad. Sure, I’d rather have something else, but in all honesty, it wasn’t the worst thing in the world. Now, if I had the orange I’d probably be really complaining, but I hate orange with a passion 🙂
Walked into the nursery this morning to look out the front windows (dogs were barking downstairs, so I wanted to check outside for something). It looks like a bomb went off in there. I’m so glad we are going to Ikea this weekend to pickup storage baskets, that way I can start organizing all these clothes.
Post # 8
Just got to work after my Dr.’s visit. Turns out I need to take the 3 hour glucose test. Yay!!!!!!! Apparently my levels were elevated, so I need a do over. How lucky am I? And now I have to fast. Good news is everything else is spot on. Weight, heart rate, belly growth…all good.
@peaches13: WE are not doing a 3D/4D ultrasound. I, to, find them creepy. Good luck with raising of donations!
Post # 9
@mshoagie: Just make your appointment first thing in the morning. Maybe it’s the fact I can’t eat until I’ve been up at least an hour, but the fasting wasn’t that bad. Once I downed the drink, I completely lost the whole “I’m starving” feeling.
Post # 10
@snoie: I got the earliest appointment possible, 8am. Last time it was at 10 and I had oatmeal before hand. I’m hoping the fasting helps and I pass with a C or above. 🙂
Post # 11
@peaches13: I just realized that we have the same due date!
we actually have our 3d ultrasound on sunday. My next doctor’s appointment is on Wednesday. I have my 2nd glucose test and I will be getting my Rhogam shot.
Did anyone have an ultrasound at their 28 week appointment? I’m just curious when the next regular ultrasound will be.
Post # 12
@alaydelette: I think it’ll depend on your practice, as well as what the doctor thinks. My practice only does ultrasounds at 20 weeks. I had a 7 week only for dating purposes (due to extremely irregular cycle), then opted for the NT screen. Unless they feel baby is measuring big or need to check something, I won’t be having another ultrasound.
Post # 13
@alaydelette: Nope…I think we’re done with ultrasounds for the time being, unless they want to check baby’s size/position at the end. I had them at 8, 12, and 20 weeks (in the office), with an additional one in the ER at 14 weeks. Good luck with the glucose test!
@mshoagie: Hope you pass this time around, too! Lots of protein and avoid sugar the few days beforehand…
Post # 14
It’s crazy to see how things are done so differently in other parts of the world… I get a scan everytime I go to the docs, I’ve had to go every 2 weeks since I was 24 weeks because if my irritable uterus, and the doc does a 3D scan at every app too. I dont think I could go this whole pregnancy with only 1 or 2 scans.
Post # 15
Had my 3D ultrasound today, it is showing the baby measuring a week ahead of schedule. My original EDD was Feb 20th, but it is now showing Feb 14th. It will be very interesting to see when he actually arrives. We. Are getting VERY close ladies!
Post # 16
@Gemma83: I get a scan at every appointment as well.
Doctor is playing hardball and wants me on the mainland from the beginning of January. I bartered with him and after he called my friend, who is a nurse and gave her some instructions, and the promise I leave his surgery and go straight to but a blood pressure pump and call him daily with BP levels and baby activity, we can leave it until 15 Jan. He’s also aware of MIL and suggested that for the last two weeks, he would have no problem admitting me for some inane reason with a complicated name. I would have the freedom to leave the hospital during the day etc, but I would sleep there. LO is heading towards a 4kg estimated weight
MIL is demanding that we stay with her for 3 weeks after the birth for her to “teach me”. I am fed up of these conversations which are her attempt of putting myself and DH on the backseat of decision-makings, and am fed up of not being heard. DH is now in charge with all discussions, and I am to just say “this is a discussion for DH and I and no one else” and walk off. MIL wants me to have a C-section and is trying to put pressure on me for that – I think it’s so that I am forced to stay there afterwards. She also doesn’t think it’s a good idea fo my parents to visit after the birth as they will be carrying germs from the flight. Seriously too much drama and my attempt at trying to not stress about the stay and be “cool” with it all have gone out the window.
On Saturday night, DH’s nephew who is a terror of a child, with serious issues no one seems to want to deal with tried to stab my stomach with a fork. Not playfully – but with intent to do some damage. The kid is six and aware that is dangerous. Everybody’s reaction? No one raised an eyebrow and not one of the parents or grandparents said anything “because they have been told to ignore his bad behaviour” DH and I were chatised for telling him off. There were many more incidents during the night (as well as many other times over the years we have visited) which have confirmed that the severe reservations that DH and I have are valid and we are trying to decide about allowing him around LO at all – even with adult supervision. This is something we are going to lay on the table with the whole family, either get help or forget about having all their grandkids under the same roof at the same time. Urghhh