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July 20th, 2013 12:39 PM #236Senior Member
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Just found this thread! I am due with #2 on February 7th! This is a great thread. Keeping all these mommas and growing babies in my thoughts!Mom to Ruby Mae Anastasia
Peter Leon Gerard~Joseph "Joss" Patrick Xavier~Jack~Thatcher~Weston~Robin
~Emma Chiara Jeannette~Aurora Sofia Catherine~Natalie~Natalia~Nadia~Eleanor~Jude
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July 20th, 2013 05:55 PM #238
I'd love to join you here - I'm due on March 21st so far. Probably get adjusted at first scan.
Been doing really well until today where the nausea hit me like a sledge hammer! Also been extremely fatigued this time!
This is our 3rd child =D
July 20th, 2013 05:59 PM #240
Mila - All my pregnancies have been so different!
with our first I had no symptoms. My breast were a bit tender for about 2days. (boy)
with our second I felt like I was dying! Had nausea and threw up until I was 16 weeks, then it started to wear off a bit. I couldn;t get near meat and everything smelled like asparagus! (boy)
This time, I'm so fatigued I can barely stand on my feet.And the nausea is slowly creeping up on me.
July 20th, 2013 10:33 PM #242
Hello there, mamas!
I have been impossibly sick. I came down with a horrendous virus (just days after we got the positive test) and it has just knocked me out. Hacking and coughing to the point of vomiting, and I've felt like I nearly pulled ab muscles, which has been SO much fun to have on top of the usual "stretching ligaments" aches. I was in bed for a week solid, and this week I have been convalescing on the couch, watching cartoons with the children and generally trying to survive. I ran a fever at one point which had me really worried and I phoned my doctor. He said that a pregnancy, plus the fact that I'm still breastfeeding my 15-month-old, plus the virus, was just really a lot for my body to deal with. He was very reassuring though and said that new studies are finding that mamas' bodies work overtime to protect the pregnancy in the early weeks, so I shouldn't worry about the illness affecting the baby; it would be much more worrisome to catch something in the second or third trimesters. The fever was not terribly high so he said to wait it out and come for my regularly scheduled prenatal appointment.
The 16th FINALLY rolled around and I survived! :-P I guess the office must have run a urine test before the doctor even came in, because as he walked through the door he said, "Well, you're pregnant!" I thought it was so funny. We did a quick ultrasound (abdominal) and we could just see a little flicker of a heartbeat. Doc said the baby was burrowed on the far back of the uterus so we couldn't see very well, but it was enough to know all is well. I don't know what the heart rate was, he didn't say, and I didn't think it mattered yet (never thought of that being trouble before I caught up on all the news here!). I'm just going with reassurement that there is no ectopic, nothing bad, AND a heartbeat which is GOOD! I asked and the doctor says there's just one in there. I'm SHOWING and it's ridiculous, so I was really wondering, but my doctor said he has lots of patients who comment that they show faster with multiple pregnancies (this is #5, which I almost feel bad saying, considering the tragedies of so many others).
Hubby and I decided to go ahead and tell immediate family; we would like support one way or another (we know from past experience, unfortunately). For the announcement, we sent out an email to both sides of the family -- that way we could say we told everyone at the same time, haha! We made a cat picture with the lolcats generator. The picture is of a cat with its eyes bugging out -- at the top it says, "u iz havin moar kidz??" and at the bottom it says, "for realz?" It was cute and most everyone was amused by it.
At this point I'm slowly getting over the cough, just in time for the all-day nausea and fatigue to set in. The food aversions are EXTREME this time. Tomato sauce of any kind just might kill me, including ketchup, and this has my mom and sisters predicting a boy, since a tomato aversion happened to Mom with her boy, had has happened to me with all three of my boys -- but this time it is really intense. Not even ketchup?? Garlic is similarly horrific. I'm also hating chocolate this time, which happened with my last boy. I don't like root beer or coffee either, but those are normal aversions for me. I'm almost afraid to eat because the aversions are so intense this time around. :-P I can get down breakfast foods, like sausage, bacon, muffins, nut bars, in small amounts. Salt seems good and I guess the muffin/pancake fare is comforting? It's a pain though because I'm allergic to wheat and eggs so I have to bake everything myself. Which I've only felt good enough to attempt in the last few days.
Ginger ale has been my lifesaver. DH has a Soda Stream soda maker machine and he cooked up REAL ginger ale made of REAL ginger, and sweetened with agave syrup to help keep my sugars from being crazy (I had gestational diabetes last time so I'm being cautious from the get-go here). Hubby has been just about perfect these past few weeks, I can't believe he makes ginger ale for me, I'm so spoiled. I have a ginger ale every night before bed, as that seems to be when I can't take the nausea anymore and just really need to sleep!
Last pregnancy, it was lemon water that saved my life. Squeeze 1 fresh lemon into 2 quarts water, and keep it chilling in the fridge. It sounds counter-intuitive but it really helped the nausea. It doesn't seem to appeal much this time though, so you just have to try it. Hope that helps somebody out there!
I've just about weaned the 15-month-old, which made me sad but there's only so much I can do. He was starting to wean himself anyway (probably a contributing factor to the timing of this pregnancy). I wonder if the milk changed in flavor because he started to really complain about it last week.
I guess that just about does it for an update from me. I'm terribly, terribly sorry to see the sad news over the past couple of weeks, and glad to see the good news of others. Healthy baby-growing to everyone else, and all the best for those of you waiting to try again. It's so, so hard.
July 21st, 2013 06:01 AM #244Junior Member
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