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August 23rd, 2013 10:27 PM #331
@Greci – Argh, sorry you had to go in for so much frustration, but that WAS concerning that you hadn’t felt movement for several days. I’m glad you got everything checked out.
That seems silly that your hospital has never seen a wacky ligament, though. I agree with you…the explanation is probably that your body hates you at this point, haha. I guess you know what it is now. My doctor told me that sometimes that ligament will bother mamas all along, and sometimes not, and it can be just one side, and they really don’t have any explanation or understanding of it. I was pretty miserable with it the last time. I hope I avoid it this time because it’s no fun!
Cool info with your big scan though. It’s pretty normal for fraternal twins to be a few days apart, isn’t it? I was thinking it is. That mysterious Baby B! Glad that they are both looking healthy and like good swimmers though ;-)
@kenzing10 – I’m not up for the “midterm” ultrasound (that’s my pet name for it) until the middle of October, same as you. It’s so exciting hearing everybody else’s blue/pink news! We are considering combos for boy names, but the girl names are in sad, sad shape. Hubby hates almost all of my names, and I went on a wild goose chase trying to find some names that we would both like. Finally I got really frustrated with it, and he agreed to make a list. He started one – and he would make most of Nameberry proud with his picks, but I can’t say I’m very thrilled with his list. I’m hoping he will do some more searching and come up with more options.
I hope you survive your work shift. I was horrendously sick with a virus for the beginning of July – just long enough for the morning sickness to hit in full force. Glad you’re starting to feel a little bit better, anyway!
@ottilie – Aww, feel better soon! The colds have been ridiculous this summer.
@frances322 – So sorry you have been miserable this pregnancy. Each pregnancy is so different, there’s no telling how things will be. A friend of mine recently had her second and was similarly blown away by how awful it was. Come to think of it, my second was pretty terrible too, but it was nonstop drama with the baby so I didn’t really have time to think about how sick I felt. You’re almost to the end of the first trimester, really you are. I’m a couple weeks ahead of you, and I think two weeks ago was the worst for me. It DOES get better.
Looks like you’re in the crowd that has a boy name but not a girl name. Frustrating when you can’t figure one out! The scans are so nice now, you don’t have to totally settle on 2 names!
@hearts_n_stars – Ooh, exciting that the scan is coming up so soon! Here’s to a healthy little one.
@tk – My baby was doing all kinds of water aerobics too. Plus, I knew from the “pregnancy confirmation” scan that he/she is implanted about as far back as a little baby can get. It didn’t panic me when they couldn’t find the heartbeat on Doppler, as I was more or less expecting it. I’m sorry yours gave you near heart failure though. It’s so exciting to get to see that little one in there though!
Too bad about the potty training. If it’s any consolation, I’ve found that when the little ones are ready, they will be motivated to “go” themselves and you hardly have to push them. There was just one of mine who I MADE potty train when he turned 3 because I was sooooo done wiping his little tush. Haha. A couple of friends of mine have done intense potty training around age 2…some system where they load the kid up on drinks and popsicles and do a mad dash to the potty every hour or something like that, for three days. They say it’s pretty insane for those days but it works. I’ve never worked up the energy to try it, but it sounds fascinating nonetheless.
About me: I’m still having pretty terrible food aversions, and miserable headaches, and I’m tired all the time, but all that said, it’s better than it was two weeks ago. I keep reminding myself that I’m almost to 13 weeks now and this first trimester nonsense is really and truly almost done.
I came across this article the other day, and I found it really, really encouraging. I’ll copy the link here in case anyone wants to read it. It’s about mamas learning to cope with multiple children. I love this part: “…I was completely overwhelmed. And, then he grew into a mobile baby and I thought it would be a good idea to get pregnant again so that while he was ripping everything out of the cabinets, bleeding from the mouth from playing bumper cars with the coffee table, eating the sofa, crawling the stairs to plummet to his demise, and licking the electrical outlets, I could also be barfing.” Short Stop: To Moms of One or Two Children
August 24th, 2013 12:26 AM #333
Just chiming in here to say that I completely understand all of you ladies who have a boy name (or are at least close), but seem lost when it comes to a name for a girl! I think I have just felt so strongly from the start that this one is a boy, I haven't wanted to put the energy into trying to find a name for a girl. I go in the middle of September for my 20w scan and I am hoping we can find out the gender. I don't see how people can wait until they have their child to find out, I am going nuts waiting this long.
Other than that, everything seems to be going pretty smoothly. I'm trying to enjoy this time right now between the morning sickness of first trimester and the being huge and miserable of third trimester. I'm not really showing much at all, which kind of surprises me because I am pretty skinny. I think it must just be because this is my first. I am 16w 5d right now! It seems like the past few weeks have flown by. I can't wait to start feeling this little one move around.Step-Mother to three lovely children - Josiah Lewis (14), Stella Evangeline (8), and Emma Catherine (4)
Expecting Baby Chicken on February 3, 2014
It's a boy!
Rhys Andrew, Milo Andrew, Conrad Henry, or August Henry/August Charles
August 24th, 2013 02:51 PM #335Senior Member
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saracita - That quote is amazing. Her eldest must be cut from the same cloth as mine. I'm reading the blog now, and it's always encouraging to hear from moms with a take on life like hers.
cora - It's actually weird that we agreed so quickly on a boy name, as we never could come up with one during the first pregnancy! Have you already shared the name and I'm forgetting? At least you don't have long to go before you get to find out whether you get to use it I hope you're enjoying the not showing at almost 17 weeks, because it's sure as heck not happening here on Baby #2! I've got to go buy some new maternity pants, pronto, because all the bands are so stretched out from being gigantic at the end of the first pregnancy :/Tara, proud mama to a Honey Badger
... with a Baby Badger in the works
August 24th, 2013 04:49 PM #337Senior Member
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Hearts; you'll find out soon! How exciting!
Tara; I'm glad baby's good! I go in every other week to check baby's heartbeat and I would freak out if my midwife couldn't find it. So your baby's an active one! Do you have a feeling whether it's a boy or a girl yet? Potty training sounds horrible. I don't know how you do it, but my friend just put the little potty in the bedroom next to the big loo and her daughter became interested. Whenever she did a wee, her mum gave her a sweet (I know, but it worked!). Good luck with the next attempt!
Sara; the second trimester really is heaven. I hope you'll feel better soon! And I love that quote, need to read that article.
Cora; I was very slender before I got pregnant (7 stone/98 pounds), but I didn't show until late. Before this pregnancy I was 8 stone (110 pounds), and I starting showing at 12-13 weeks. I can still wear my regular clothes that aren't too tight (bye bye gorgeous fitted leather dress!), and I've done lots of shopping for pretty maternity clothes.My darling Marian Illyria Aphrodite, March 2013 & Little Bunny (a girl!) due 9th of February 2014
August 24th, 2013 06:10 PM #339Senior Member
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Agh, Ivy did the same thing at our first appointment with her, so at least I was semi-prepared for it. It was several minutes of waiting for them to go get the U/S machine, and I don't think I've ever been so relieved as when we saw her bouncing around on the screen! At least this time it only took 30 seconds or so to find the U/S machine! For potty learning, we went with the "Oh, crap!" method, because it's fairly in line with our parenting as a whole. It's one that starts with a naked day and focuses on watching for cues, then reinforcing/bring a heightened awareness. I believe her wording is that you want to help guide the child from "clueless" to "I peed" to "I'm peeing" to "I have to pee". I wish I would have attempted to train her several months ago when she was initially interested. I feel like I missed that window where she would've been less frustrated/more motivated. Kudos to your friend for finding something that works. I'm definitely a "whatever works for the parent/kid" type of person when it comes to parenting, but I know a reward method would only result in power struggles with this kid's personality. For now, we've decided to work on manipulating her own clothing (a double-edged sword if ever there was one!) and brainwashing her with Elmo's "Potty Time" special. Also, can I just say that it is the cutest thing ever to hear her yell "BYE BYE PEEEEEE!" when we flush the toilet? Parenting has done strange things to me, I tell you.
I'm looking forward to getting to the 15/16 week mark for a couple of reasons. A) I want to be rid of the completely rid of the exhaustion and the occasional bouts of nausea that send me running for the loo at the playground. Ivy is terrified of those park bathrooms, and frankly, they only make me vomit more! B) I want it to be obvious that I'm pregnant and not just bloated beyond belief/packing on pounds. Right now I'm in that space where people who know me well would be fairly certain I was pregnant, but others wouldn't be sure. I've been out of my normal pants for weeks now though!Tara, proud mama to a Honey Badger
... with a Baby Badger in the works