(Closed) February 2014 Babies- Part 3

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Post # 467
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

 Without further ado, here’s my kid! 8w5d

Post # 470
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

11 weeks, 4 days here. Nausea and indigestion do seem to be tapering off (hope I don’t jinx this) but insomnia started 3 nights ago. Anyone else suffering insomnia and have any tips. On the up side, I don’t feel exhausted during the day but I really do miss sleep. Makes for some LONG nights.

Post # 471
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

@laaiinn:  cute kid!

@Pand0ra:  sorry about the insomnia. Wish I had something helpful to say, but I have no idea.

Post # 472
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@laaiinn:  hi cute baby!

 @Pand0ra:  sorry to hear about insomnia!  I hope that symptom is short lived.

I’ve been wearing my sea bands the last couple of days, and I like them.  I really didn’t have too much nausea before I was wearing them, so its hard to say the sea bands are actually helping, but at the very least its having a placebo effect on me.  I put them on in the morning when I wake up and wear them until early afternoon.  I put them back on if I start to feel queasy at any other point in the day.  The only unfortunate thing about them is that I have to wear long sleeves, or a cardigan to hide them.  Fortunately the AC in my office is turned up pretty high so I can get away with that.

 

Post # 473
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@laaiinn:  Hi there little bean! So glad your appointment went well.

@Pand0ra:  Insomnia is not fun. I usually go to bed around midnight and am up by 5 am then can’t fall back asleep until 7 or so when I actually have to get up for work. Try some ginger or chamomile tea before bed. Maybe those will help.

I’m hoping they’ll do an u/s on Monday. i’ve heard the Midwives don’t do one until the 20 weeks. I’m hessitant though, all the med school classes come back to haunt me. I keep thinking of every single protein that is working and helping little vampire grow. Freaky but definitely exciting. Hopefully the u/s will confirm that there’s someone growing in there and it’s not just a fluke. Kind of hard to imagine without seeing.

Post # 474
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@razzzzzz:  I wish I could try the sea bands, but I get soo hot at work there’s no way I could wear them there. I’m glad they’re helping you though, whether or not it’s placebo! Did you get a photo of your twin u/s? I would love to see it if you’re open to sharing! Totally understand if you’d prefer not to 🙂

@MrsSnarlz:  I hope you get an ultrasound! Maybe you can say you’ve had some cramping and they might check. My SIL did that. I really know what you mean about it being a fluke. It was definitely more real for me after seeing everything today! 

Post # 475
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@MrsLibrarian:  My doctor doesnt offer the NT scan either only the panorama and quad blood tests. I was wondering the same thing, does insurance cover it? I think Im goign to call mine today and find out…Ill post if I find out the cost otherwise.

 

Have any of you ladies been offered the Panorama and not the NT scan? I really really cant decide if I should do it or not. It would check for the chromosmnal abnormalities and reveal the gender in about 2 weeks which would be waaay earlier than my 20 wk ultrasound. Im 24 and dotn have any high rsk factors that I know of.. would u suggest I get the panorama blood test? what are you ladies doing? I need advice!

Post # 477
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@NewYearsEve:  I called my insurance company on Wednesday to find out if it was covered.  It is covered 100% if it is medically necessary. The ways it would be medically necessary are if you are over 35 or another scan shows something that they need to check further. I fit neither criteria.  According to my dr. the lab only charges around $150 for the test, but when I confirmed it with the nurse to make an appointment for a blood draw she told me that it would cost $795. My husband and I have decided to forgo any chromosomal testing because we would not abort if there was a problem found.  

I did read that when you have your 20 week ultrasound some of the chromosomal problems could be identified then. 

Post # 478
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@AstoriaK:  According to my research the Panorama test is better than those two tests.  

Post # 479
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I counted how many times I got up to pee last night….4…4 TIMES.  I drink a lot of water throughout the day but try not to consume too much close to bed.  I went to bed at 9:30…woke up at 10:45, 12:30, 2:50, and 5AM.  I am exhausted today.  And everytime I get up my boobs hurt so bad so I literally have to hold them walking to the bathroom and back.  Lol.  Oh the joys of pregnancy.  🙂 

How many times are you ladies getting up at night?

 

Post # 480
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@AstoriaK:  Yes it is like those tests, but supposedly more accurate. Thanks for the info. I would feel better if we were getting the nt scan but thats not even offered.

@MrsLibrarian:  Thanks. I think it will depend on if our insurance will cover it or not because we definitely dont want to add on more costs.

Post # 481
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@laaiinn:  Hi baby laaiin!! So cute!

@future_mrs_sommer:  I haven’t been getting up throughout the night to pee but I have been waking up super early in the morning having to go URGENTLY. It’s always like an hour and a half before I actually have to be up so it’s so annoying because then I can’t get back to sleep. 

 

I am 9wks 4 days today and so far it’s been a pretty easy first trimester, with the exception of a little bit of nausea here and there, moodiness, and super sore boobs (@future_mrs_sommer:  I totally have to hold mine when I’m walking around without a bra on too…lol). However, the last three days I’ve started getting a lot more nauseous than before. It’s still tolerable, but definitely not enjoyable. I’m wondering if it will continually get worse for these last couple weeks of the first tri. I really thought I was in the clear when I hit 9 weeks with no real MS!! 

I have a question that I’ve been confused about. Does the second trimester officially begin when you hit 12 weeks? Or does it begin at 14 weeks? Just curious. 

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