I deal with headaches off an on. I can usually sleep them off, but when I wake up and its still there I take 2 Tylenol and a Mountain Dew (advice from a doctor friend). Supposedly the caffeine/carbonation can help the medication absorb faster. Its my magic brew and I've never had a headache that its gotten past. I don't consider myself a migraine sufferer and maybe just the caffeine would do the trick, I'll try it alone next time.
Also, I know plenty of women are afraid of it anyway but in reality, Tylenol (aka paracetamol) is FDA pregnancy category A. Meaning it's been thoroughly researched in human pregnancies and has shown to be zero risk to the baby or the mom. There really is no reason to torture yourself - and actually, there is research that shows moms that are in a lot of pain/miserable/sick also cause stress to the baby anyway. Healthy, happy mommy is best for baby - needless suffering doesn't benefit anyone!
So I'm 18 weeks tomorrow and I can't believe how fast the last month has gone. I have had a house full of in-laws in my house, a wedding for my sil, and week at Lake Powell. It actually caught me off guard when I realized how far along I am. I have not felt any movement yet so I am still eagerly awaiting that surprise little nudge or flutter. I think about names for this baby all the time, but I am having trouble finding any names that I like. Names that were on our previous lists have lost their luster and the only name I can focus on is Linus. It won't work on a number of different levels (H hates it and it flows terribly with our last name) but its the only name that makes me smile.
Hello! So happy I found this thread! I'm Jamie and I'm currently expecting baby #5 which is our LAST. I didn't think we were going to have a fifth baby. I am currently 15 weeks pregnant. This pregnancy is nothing like my first four (I know every pregnancy is different, but this one is just so different than with my boys) I had a lot more morning sickness, I'm however not showing as early as I did with my boys. I have a feeling that this is baby is a girl, but I would perfectly fine with another little man (then there wouldn't be many things we need) Our house is divided on what they think the baby is. Joel, Everett, and Milo think it is a boy. Declan, Atticus, and I think it is a girl.
Five more weeks until the anatomy scan, I'm so excited for it.
Hey all -
Hubby and I decided to pay the $50 cash and go to a business 5 minutes from our house called Baby's First Image 3D/4D to get an extra ultrasound. It's been a month since the last one and the next one with the doctor isn't until the 16th of July - and I'm just stressing way too much having to wait so long! I really wanted to check in and hear the heartbeat and make sure all is ok. And it didn't hurt if they could also tell us the sex.
So we went a couple of hours ago and everything looks good! And IT'S A GIRL!!!! Literally what I've dreamed of my entire life! I'm so excited and happy that my hands have been shaking ever since we found out. Couldn't wait to get on here and share the good news!!!
Hope all of you are feeling good too!
Welcome to Jaime. What a fun house full of boys you must have. Congratulations Cvdutch31! I've never had one of those 3d ultrasounds but they look so cool. I cant ever make head or tails of the regular sonograms, I just have to take the technician's word for it.
As for feeling good, I have never felt this good in any of my pregnancies. The nausea is gone, I have lots of energy, and I am not uncomfortably big yet. I used to think 2nd trimester bliss was a myth, but I really feel good right now.
I saw the midwife yesterday and everything looks good. I haven't felt much movement, and the heartbeat was tricky to locate so she is guessing that I might have an anterior placenta. I will find out for sure in a few weeks at my anatomy scan. i had an anterior placenta with my daughter and didn't feel her until I was 23 weeks along. Maybe she was just a really lazy baby, but I only felt her move a dozen or so times the whole pregnancy. She turned out perfect so I'm not too worried, but I don't like talking about the baby not moving to other people because it freaks them out.
Congrats, @cvdutch, a little girl is so exciting!
I felt him move! It woke me up in this morning. It should have been a beautiful moment, but I was on my side and he rubbed right along the inside of my hip bone and it made me shudder. I know he doesn't really have a lot of bone mass, but it really felt like our bones grinding together. At first I thought it was a dream, but then he did it again. He really must be getting big in there.
I can't stop looking at baby clothes! I feel like all my little boy things are in rags. Luckily we are totally set for all the big stuff (I need to get a new car seat this time around) so I can get all the stuff we couldn't afford with our first ones. In the past, I have mostly bought second hand Gap, Gymboree, and Crewcuts because they seem to hold up the best from kid to kid, but I was wondering where you ladies like to buy things? I haven't been shopping at an actual store in sooooooo loooong!
Well, I had my definitive gender scan this AM-- Ant-two is definitely a girl. I'm excited to have a little matched set. ;) I told Antoine but he seemed rather non-plussed.
However, my placenta is still very low (7mm from the cervix) and with the baby bumping and grinding away in there, I am continuing to have sub-chorionic bleeding. The little head taps-taps-taps against the placenta and provokes a bleed. I'm only 17 weeks, but if it doesn't move up more (2cm away from the cervix is the minimum safe distance for a TOL and attempted vaginal birth) I'll be staring down the barrell of a c-section. Boo.
Oh, so excited for everyone! Second trimester is loads better than the first but I still occasionally spend my mornings over the sink puking. Like I did yesterday...anyone know why it goes away and then comes back? 18.5 wks and my anatomy scan is tomorrow! So excited!
Blade does your placenta just have to move before labor or is it a certain number of weeks? Any chance of bed rest?