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Re: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

Post by Buttons » July 17th, 2012, 8:22 am
AMC that is so stressful, hang in there Momma! I would second everything Mayerling said about scans being off on weight, and about the great job you've done so far baking this baby and to trust your body. Take care of yourself!

Dandi I am still swooning over that bathroom, clothes or no :bigsmile: :bigsmile: :bigsmile: Those are lovely names you've picked out for baby! I also am not sharing our name choices with people IRL. Even just at the weekend I got a completely unsolicited lecture on how people who use names in our native language are just setting the children up for trouble as they are apparently "unpronounceable with all the extra letters"?!? I don't think that's a reason to avoid a name - my own name (which is in English) seriously couldn't be spelled any more simply and yet 50% of people I meet still consistently pronounce it wrong. I just tell them the right way to say it or I let it slide. This person of course has no idea DH and I have chosen native language names for our baby. She may be rather embarrassed once we announce the name after babba is here ;))

missrachel maternity tank tops are the best. thing. ever! I highly recommend them! I have a really long torso so I will get lots of use out of these even after the birth. I can't believe I went around for so many years constantly tugging at my tops to keep my midriff covered when I could have just bought a load of H&M maternity vests...
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Post by monkeyprincess » July 17th, 2012, 9:08 am
amc, hang in there and do whatever you can to take it easy and keep your stress levels down. With all of the troubles you've had, it's great that you've managed to make it this far. I hope the little guy is able to stay put awhile longer, but if not, he is so close to term and a nice and big, so I'm sure all will be fine.

PPM, thanks for the glinder info. Rally hoping you have an update soon! This sumser has just been brutal, and I keep thinking how thankful I am that I'm not further along than 27.5 weeks right now because there is no end in sight. You must be so ready to meet your little girl!

Dandi, I too am envious of that huge bathroom. The bathrooms in our house are teeny tiny! And that's funny that you think you saw boy parts. I must say that I definitely saw something on our ultrasound before the tech even zoomed in and pointed it out, because our little guy made no attempt to keep his legs together! I think you have experience with ultrasounds too, right? (At least I think you mentioned that....) So you probably would be even better at knowing what you're seeing. But it's also fun that it is still going to be a surprise because you don't know for sure!

JGator, glad you got more help for your reflux. Mine is pretty sporadic, so I'm able to get by with occasional tums for now. Hope you hear good news on your glucose test. Mine is next week, and I'm paranoid I'm going to fail!

Buttons, good to see an update from you! 31 weeks already? You're in the homestretch. I am getting mixed reviews on the size of my bump. I've had people that seem surprised I'm not due until October, and I've had others who've told me I'm tiny. Although the people in the latter category are crazy because I look like I've got a watermelon strapped to my stomach!

Rachel, if it makes you feel any better, either Bumby or I had a big growth spurt this week because my bump is noticeably bigger too, and it is starting to peek out under all of my non-maternity tops. And I even have short torso! I'm much more comfortable in the longer maternity tanks and tees, and I think they are just more flattering in general.

Megumic, how are things going? How far along are you these days?

AFM, my MIL found out we were planning to order our furniture from Babies R Us, so she gave us an over the top generous amount of giftcards there last night. I never know how to react when she does these things because in my family, my parents only help out in small ways and I have always expected to take care of myself. It also makes me feel guilty for getting annoyed at my MIL so easily. Anyway, I guess that will be our go-to store for all things baby. Fornately, they seem to have all of the major brands of things we have been looking at. Hope everyone is doing well!
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Post by JGator » July 17th, 2012, 9:50 am
MP, I got my GD test results back and I am normal - a 99 - the range is 65 to 139 at my doctor's office. I told my mom and she asked me to see if I can get it down to 65! Can you believe her? I was quite proud of being in the middle of the range. That's great that you received gift cards to BRU. Have fun shopping!

Dandi, congrats on the anatomy scan. I love both of your name choices too. I just told my DH over the weekend that I'm not planning to share our name once we have one. My SIL already sent us her list of names weeks ago - she had a boy and didn't use the girl names, and asked that we run anything by her first. Our issue is going to be that my DH is Indian and my family is American. And, there is a good chance that both sides will complain that they can't pronounce the name if we go one way or another. I am leaning towards an American first name and Indian middle name. But, we'll see what we end up with. My DH doesn't feel any rush to pick a name. I have a list all set for a discussion at any time though!

missrachelk, I am starting to stress about belly size too. I am wondering how much larger i will grow with 3.5 months to go.

AMC, wishing you the best. I'm sure things will turn out fine. Let's just hope he doesn't stay in there beyond 40 weeks! Also, you will likely have to get used to the high percentiles for the long haul with such a tall husband - I'm sure your son will always be on the top of the charts - at least for height growing up.

Buttons, congrats on making it to 31 weeks! You are a trooper for managing a 900 mile road trip. I can't imagine that.

AFM, I found out today that I passed the GD test. Happy about that. My next appt is in a month for another ultrasound. I found out on a local message board that one of the 2 OBs in my practice is having twins in November! My due date is Nov 2nd - I am hoping I beat her but the odds are pretty slim with her having twins! They are adding a 3rd doctor now who I will meet next month. Also, work is getting stressful. I got a huge project assignment (3-year deal) which is causing some stress and long hours - timing is not that great...uggh. It's a great career opportunity/challenge, but I was hoping to at least keep things as is for the next 3 months!
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Post by Prana » July 17th, 2012, 10:31 am
Hi ladies! Thank you for the welcomes!

I'm sorry, I've been absent for several days, so I don't know what all the new news is. I'm going to have to play catch up. I hope everyone is doing well, AMC hope you're hanging in there, sounds like you've got a nice healthy baby baking away in there.

AFM, I'll be 15 weeks tomorrow and I have the worst case of poison ivy of my life! It's all over my eyes. My right eye is completely swollen shut, I have an infected patch on my right arm, and then a bunch of little sattelite rashes. I've done some pretty stupid stuff in my life, and been pretty sick and pretty miserable, but this is by far the worse thing I've ever done to myself and I don't think I've ever felt this miserable. All because of a rampage weeding session that ended with me realizing that I wasn't wearing gloves, and the vine that I had in both hands was not a friendly vine. Despite all my efforts of washing up immediately afterward, I still ended up pretty bad.

I went to the Dr. yesterday and she put me on zpack and told me I could take zyrtec and benadryl. I had to call out today, and I talked to my boss today and she let me take the rest of my work week off too. I'm very lucky to have the job I have, regardless of how bad it gets there.

If these four were to get together and make a baby, that baby would look like me.
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Post by amc80 » July 17th, 2012, 10:37 am
Thank you for all the concern! I think my doctor's main concern is that since I've been on a BP med for contractions, my BP should be really low. The fact that it's high while still on it (and 4x the dose normally given to people taking it for BP) is what's concerning. The good news is my urine looked good. The only other symptom I have are my feet have been pretty swollen...cankles galore. But it's also 90 degrees outside and I'm 36 weeks (today!) I don't know how much is normal. My doc was going to have me do a 24 hour collection but decided against it since my sample was clear. She did order some blood work, including uric acid, and I'm guessing that sort of tells the same thing? Not sure. It is a big stress relief knowing this kid would be a good size if he came now (with the margin of error, he'd be somewhere between 6lbs12oz and 8lbs12oz, roughly). I'd really like him to stay in another 2 weeks, but obviously everyone's health is the main concern. I suppose I should probably finish packing my hospital bag and have it in the car when I go to my appointment tomorrow in case I get sent to L&D. So very crazy to think about.

Okay, so last night I'm supposed to relax and chill. Well, we had some friends over for dinner. Just when we are getting ready to eat, I noticed one of the dogs (we have two English Bulldogs) was outside throwing up. Drinking tons of water and just barfing it right back up. DH looks at her and noticed she was bloated. Luckily he has our vet's cell, so calls him, and the vet says we need to go immediately to the emergency vet. We take her in and she had a flipped stomach, which is apparently more common in barrel-chested dogs (bulldogs, boxers, etc.). We were given the option of surgery (to the tune of $3k and a not-great survivability) or putting her down. DH and I talked and I made him made the decision, since the dogs were his long before I came into the picture. The dog is almost 9 and the breed's lifespan is about 5-7, so she's pretty old already. He decided to have her put down. I'm mainly sad for him because he was very upset. But I'm really thankful that this happened now and not when we were home with a newborn. Not sure what it did for my blood pressure but I can't be good. Ugh, sorry to share a depressing story!
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Post by monkeyprincess » July 17th, 2012, 10:45 am
amc, so very sorry to hear your sad news. Losing a pet is just so hard, especially when it happens suddenly and unexpectedly. Have you read or seen the movie Marley and Me? I think that is what happened to Marley as well. So sad. Hugs to you and your DH. I hope that everything calms down with your blood pressure and that the rest of your tests come back okay.

JGator, yay for passing! And I agree that your mom's comment is just plain silly. They give you an acceptable range for a reason!

Prana, oh no! That's too bad. Hoping you feel better soon!
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Post by puppmom » July 17th, 2012, 10:54 am
AMC, so sorry to hear about your doggie! While putting down a dog is never ideal, I'm glad you were able to catch it and make a decision quickly because I've heard dogs can suffer pretty badly with bloat. I'm constantly hollering at DH for running around with Hollis after he's eaten because I'm so paranoid of it.
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Post by mia1181 » July 17th, 2012, 11:37 am
PRANA! I lurk on this thread expecting to see some cute little baby bumps and that's what you post! Seriously! Not helping with my morning sickness! But for reals, sorry about the poison ivy!! Hope the meds work and you are feeling better! Hugs.

AMC- Aw I know how hard it is to make that decision to put a dog down. Hugs! I hope your blood pressure is able to settle down now. Take care mama, you don't have much longer to go.
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Post by Prana » July 17th, 2012, 1:15 pm
AMCSorry about your dog. :blackeye:
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Post by Buttons » July 17th, 2012, 1:30 pm
AMC I'm so sorry to hear about your doggy :((
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Post by sunnyd » July 17th, 2012, 2:57 pm
Bahahaha Prana!! That picture is hilarious! You poor thing, though! I hope your swollen eye goes down quickly.

AMC, sorry to hear about your dog. DH lost his family dog the same way, and it's always hard to make that choice. As for bebe, sounds like he'd be ready to come if he had to. He is grounded after all this trouble! :wink2:

Buttons, I can't believe you're at 31 weeks already! Jeez, time is flying! We're still deciding if we want to share our name or not. We keep telling people that we won't share until we have a middle name picked out (which is proving to be quite difficult!) but maybe we'll just keep it secret until she's born! Maybe we won't decide on a middle name until she's born anyway and we won't have to deal with the advice we've already been given!

BTW, we've had several people tell us they're glad we're waiting until she's born to name her. Then we can pick a name that fits her. Um, that's not what I said! We already have a name, we're just not telling you what it is!! You just can't win!!

JGator, congrats on passing your test! Mine is next week, YAY. MP, we're always on the same schedule! Ha! I need to start chugging at 2:45, so I guess I need to avoid sugar at lunch?

Dandi, congrats on the boy! Well, maybe. Haha! I had boy feelings too, until the night before the scan I dreamed it was girl. And lo and behold! Hope yours continue to stay strong!

PPM, woohoo, loss of mucous plug! <-- That's a weird thing to say to someone. I will hope for you that something comes of it. Literally! :lol:

Alright, AFM, I'm dizzy today. For about 5 hours. I ate, I drank, still dizzy. I'm thinking a call to the doc is in order, what do you think? It's not terrible, but definitely more light headed than I should feel. Third tri starts this week, um, holy crap. We have so much to do still!!!
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Post by lulu66 » July 17th, 2012, 6:22 pm
hi, all! I've been sporadically reading & keeping up but have had minimal time for the internets these days (super busy time at work means no slacking off while there & then I'm ready for a nap as soon as I get home). I want to participate more regularly & actually converse w/ you lovely ladies. hopefully soon :)

last I left off though, was at my 12 wk visit where we found out I had placenta previa & the little bean was a boy. my, my how things change in five weeks! went in last week (17.4), my placenta has moved--yay!--no longer on pelvic rest. the hubs is VERY happy. lol.
Doc also thinks the baby's a girl! the baby was being very shy...legs crossed in front...but after some jiggling the wand on my stomach the dr. thought he got a pretty clear look and just kept saying, "well, see? there's nothing there." from the beginning I felt like it was a girl (really wishfully thinking) and was kind of shocked to learn it was a boy but in 5 wks had gotten used to the idea of being a mother to a baby boy. so, now I'm thrown for a little loop. we just keep saying we're not counting any chickens ; we'll find out *for sure* at the next appt. :D

oh & I ventured into the wonderful world of maternity clothes and i'm not sure what took me so long! I think I could wear maternity bottoms forever!! my BFF is 23 wks & still making due w/regular clothes. I'm trying to convince her that she doesn't know what she's missing!
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Post by PilsnPinkysMom » July 17th, 2012, 11:35 pm
LuLu- Maternity clothes are the best! What all did you get? Any good finds?

AMC: :(( I'm so sorry for all the stress you've been facing and especially for the loss of your pup. I hope that you and your DH are doing okay, and that your BP lowers a bit. Seems like this has been a rough 3rd tri for you.

Sunny: Get your BP checked! Did you call the doctor or on call nurse? Dizziness is not good...please keep us updated and take care of yourself!!!

Prana: :eek: Oh no!!! No more de-weeding! You poor thing! I hope you're feeling a bit better.

J: Three cheers for passing the gD test- that is awesome news and probably a relief. Tell your mom that your numbers are fantastic and don't need to be lower :rodent:

MP: Your MIL sounds like a very generous woman. That's a very sweet gift... And at the same time I fully understand how uncomfortable it can be to accept such a gift. Seems like you did the right thing, though- accept graciously and enjoy it! She is obviously excited to pamper her grand baby! You'll have to share your nursery photos once everything has arrived and is arranged.

AFM: No more mucus plug or bloody show, nor any contractions. Midwife didn't do an internal on Monday, so I don't know if I've made progress. TMI: I had pretty serious diarrhea tonight (but no abdominal cramps?) so I'm hoping it's a sign my body is prepping. 24 hours and 30 minutes til D-Day begins (and I'm thinking she's going to be late to her own party)

"Nothing will work unless you do." - Maya Angelou
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Post by mayerling » July 17th, 2012, 11:47 pm
PPM, yay for diarrhea! :lol: I had diarrhea about two weeks before he came, back when I was hoping he'd come in June, and I was really hoping that meant he was on his way. Though having it right before D-Day might be a better indication than it was for me. Anyway, I hope she comes soon as I know how frustrating the wait can be.
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Post by PilsnPinkysMom » July 18th, 2012, 2:59 am
Two weeks later :o :o Don't say those things to a desperate preggo, Mayerling! :lol: (I am kidding, of course). The reality is that she COULD arrive in 2 weeks. I imagine that if she doesn't make an entrance on her own, the midwives will send me to the hospital for an induction exactly two weeks from today.

Ladies, I cannot SLEEP at ALL. I was exhausted this evening and now I feel like I downed a few shots of espresso. Surely sitting in front of a bright computer screen is not helping the situation, but I don't know what else to do. Maybe I'll pick up a crochet hook.

Since it's Wednesday (3 am :rolleyes: ) where I am, I'll add my hump-day, bump-day photo. This was taken at 39 weeks 4 days. I'm now 39 and 6.

Time to pee for the 5 millionth time since 11 PM and lay back down. Hopefully sleep will come soon.
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Post by Missy0483 » July 18th, 2012, 5:35 am
AMC - So sorry to hear about your dog! :((

PPM - Oh my you are low lady!!! I never dropped with Blake, he sat high and didn't go down, even in labor!! Looks like a good sign for you, but I imagine it's very uncomfortable at the moment! Hope something happens soon!!
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Post by lizzyann » July 18th, 2012, 7:03 am
AMC, so sorry to hear about your dog.

PPM, good to hear from you. I actually stopped in to see if you had posted anything or not. Did you have your weekly appt this week yet? Did they tell you anything further regarding dilation or effacement? Hope you get some action soon!

AFM, woke up with some cramping, but that's about it. I've been peeing a lot more like PPM said too. I am 38w5d. Hoping baby comes soon! Weekly appt tomorrow.
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Post by monkeyprincess » July 18th, 2012, 9:21 am
PPM, you've got such a cute full-term belly! And it's all belly. Hope you are able to get some rest today.Sending labor dust your way.

Lizzy, so excited for you and can't wait to find out if it's a boy or girl!

Hi Missy, how are you and Mr. Blake doing? Hope you are feeling better!

Lulu, too funny! I've heard that the early predictions (12 weeks) are only reliable if the tech is looking from exactly the right angle (side profile) and the angle of dangle is not ambiguous. Ours was very clearly a boy, and thank goodness, he still is :) I'd be much more inclined to believe your 17 week prediction, but I guess it will be a mystery for awhile longer. It's a fun mystery though!

Sunnyd, that doesn't sound good. Hope you called your doctor and are feeling better. Take care of yourself! We have a lot of people (mostly family members) asking about the name every time we see them or talk to them too. The worst is when they start spouting off names they don't like. We keep telling them that we haven't really thought about it much, which is mostly true. I mean I think about it, but for some reason, we haven't felt a lot of pressure to nail down a name just yet. I think we both know what it is going to end up being, but I don't want to feel like we are just choosing it as a fallback name. I don't think I fully understood this before I became pregnant, but it is nice to let the parents keep a few things between themselves. I know everyone is just excited and can't wait for the baby to arrive either, but I must say it is getting a little annoying to be interrogated all the time. I'll know better in the future.

Hi to everyone else! I'm attaching a pic I took last night. Can't figure out why it downloaded so blurry. Anyway, major bump growth spurt this week. Hopefully it's Bumby growing and not just his mama!
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Post by Buttons » July 18th, 2012, 10:59 am
Gaaaaaah PS just froze and then refreshed the window and ate my post!!! :angryfire: :nono:

That'll teach me to forget to hit ctrl+c before I click 'preview'!


Monkey you look amazing! Definitely all Bumby gaining weight in there and not Mama 8) By the way is the Bumby nickname by any chance a Hemingway reference? I just finished reading The Paris Wife and it occurred to me...

Lizzy hope the cramping is a good sign! Good luck for your appointment tomorrow :wavey:

PPM you look fantastic!!! I have a skirt just like that but I look like a bloated hippo in mine, not all graceful and elegant like you do in yours. Maybe that will be your last bump picture? :bigsmile: I hope you managed to get some sleep...

lulu glad to hear your appointments went so well, specially about the placenta, that is great news! And I am totally with you on the maternity clothes :bigsmile:

sunnyd how are you feeling today? Did you call your doc? Thinking of you :wavey:

Prana sorry to hear about the poison ivy, that sounds miserable :(( You must have a fabulous sense of humour though, that collage cracked me up! You are a trooper! Hope you are feeling better today...


AFM I am just trucking along. DH is back tonight, yay! He was only away for two nights but I've been dealing with a lot of work drama this week and I really missed him. Had a complete meltdown yesterday and cried my eyes out for hours over nothing :rolleyes: This will be our new routine for the foreseeable so I better toughen up and get used to it! I'll be so happy to have him here again though :bigsmile:

I haven't put up a bump picture in ages so here it is, 31 weeks + 2 days. Please forgive the state of me, neither the top nor the shorts are maternity (= automatically unflattering) plus I was straight out of the shower so my hair was a mess... ah well, sure ain't pregnancy glamorous? :tongue: ;))
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Post by lizzyann » July 18th, 2012, 11:30 am
So I'm not sure if this is it or not ladies. I woke up with cramping this morning and then the cramps seem to get pretty steady. I still don't know though if they are cramps or contractions. I called my dr. around 11:30 and they said that since they are happening more frequently when I am standing, it could just be cramps. But he most likely thinks this could be the start of labor. I've been writing down when I get them and they are anywhere from 20-25 mins apart. The dr. told me to call again if they get to be 10 mins apart and stay hydrated.

The thing is with my last pregnancy my water broke but no contractions started. I had to have pitocin to get things started so the start of contractions was very different then just naturally happening like it is now. Is this the start?

Any mamas want to jump in and let me know their thoughts? I think something has to be happening.
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Post by PilsnPinkysMom » July 18th, 2012, 12:20 pm
Buttons: Oh no :(sad No more crying, lady! Tell your pregnancy hormones to take a hike. Then again, sometimes a good cry makes one feel better. Glad your DH will be home soon and hopefully that'll help you to feel better, despite rough times at work. You look great, mama, and I doubt you look bloated in your skirt. The glorious thing about 39 weeks is that there's NO denying my bump is all baby. There's bloat, sure (esp. arms, face, hands and feet/ankles), but the babe is finally bigger than the bloat.

MP: I'm so jealous of your basketball bump! What do you and your DH say when your family share names they don't like? That's just as bad as when they name names that they DO like, because if they happen to say your maybe-name, it's a total bummer. Pregnancy gives one a whole new perspective- I'll never harass friends/family about baby names ever, ever again.

Lizzy: Hmmm... sounds like it could very well be the start of something. I've heard of that happening, petering out, and then contractions starting again in a few days. Then again, like all things labor-related, it could mean that your birth is less than 24 hours away. My midwives always say that the key is if intensity and frequency both increase, and if the pain doesn't subside with a short walk, bath, or glass of wine. If you feel "different", though, I'd more likely to think it's the start of something!

AFM: Sleep evaded me, but I napped this AM. I've definitely had some cramps today, too, but I'm wondering if they're more related to my bathroom issues (which persist :knockout: ) than the baby. They don't feel like typical upset stomach cramps, so I'm keeping an eye on the clock just in case. I'm so ready for this to be over. Have I said that yet? Only 500 times? Ooops... sorry ::)

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Post by pancake » July 18th, 2012, 2:34 pm
PPM: diarrhoea often a sign of impending labour!

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Post by mayerling » July 18th, 2012, 3:36 pm
Lizzy, labour for me started with a feeling of menstrual cramps.

PPM, any news?
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Post by Missy0483 » July 18th, 2012, 3:39 pm
MP - I haven't transitioned to the next thread on here yet! Haha. Thank you for asking...we are doing great! I have recovered pretty well from the c-section. I had my checkup yesterday and everything looked good. I go back to work this coming Monday ;(

Lizzy - I've heard people mistaking cramping for contractions...especially if they're timeable. You'll have to let us know if anything happens!!
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Post by amc80 » July 18th, 2012, 3:51 pm
Thanks for all of the concern about the dog! DH is still sad but he knows it was just her time. I do remember that it's what happened in Marley and Me, which is why I knew it wasn't good news.

I had another appointment today. My BP is still high but not higher than Monday. I've been running around 110/70 and it's now 140/90, so quite a jump. My uric acid levels came back high, so I now "get" to do a 24 hour urine collection. Oh, and I was so happy that I hadn't been having contractions off the meds...but that jinxed it and have had some today. I even had one while the OB was checking baby's hb. Having one right now actually, high. All in all my doc is somewhat concerned but not to the point of sending me to the hospital. She did say all things combined, I'm pretty close to getting to that point. I told her I'd love for this kid to stay in another two weeks and she said she'd be happy with a week...which was sort of scary.

::Geez, contractions hurt!::

So that's my news. I'm desperately trying to stay relaxed while getting things wrapped up at work and finishing baby preparations. Hope all is well with everyone!
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Post by amc80 » July 18th, 2012, 4:41 pm
Forgot to post my 36 week pic. Still haven't dropped!

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Post by PilsnPinkysMom » July 18th, 2012, 6:28 pm
Stomach troubles are over, no cramping, no contracting. I'm feeling great and never thought I'd be disappointed to say so! I'm on the verge of having a good cry. I had so, so convinced myself that this baby would come by her due date. Silly FTM logic!

Lizzy... your silence has me wondering :naughty: Hope those cramps were actually contractions and that they grew closer and closer together! Can't wait to hear how you're doing and what's going on. Maybe by next update you'll be holding a sweet new son or daughter!

AMC: No more preparations for you, mama! Make someone else do it all and keep your BP down as low as possible! Of course, easier said than done... but surely you do not need added stress in your life. Please take care of yourself ::) So your doc is thinking next week, more or less? So crazy! And exciting! Two weeks would be great, as you said, but I sense your LO will be a-ok if he comes in a week's time. Let us know the results of the 24/hr urine collection. Do you have a BP cuff to use at home? Are you feeling different, physically?? Like, could you tell that your BP was elevated?

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Post by lulu66 » July 18th, 2012, 6:54 pm
amc take care of yourself for this next week or two!!

lizzyann hope everything's going well & that those were contractions you were feeling :)

buttons I literally feel like I might have a complete crying meltdown right i'm with you on that one! enjoy dh being home & spending time together!

monkeyp we were all sure from the 12 wk scan that it was a boy. at that time there seemed to be definite action happening between the legs. now several people have mentioned it might have been the cord running through the legs. my dad (ever helpful) said it was a tail. so, for now, we're just going to keep calling the baby "baby" and I'm going to down a little caffeine before the next appt.

ppm just hit target & motherhood for some starter basics: maxi dresses at target (which are really cute!), jeans, shorts, and a few tops at motherhood. once I put the jeans on I was kicking myself for not making the switch even earlier in my pregnancy. your bump is all baby--soo cute! I told hubs by the end of this pregnancy, I might just move into the bathroom! i'm already having to go so often!!

afm: I'd attach a bump pic (we finally took one this week) but don't think I can from the iPad. anyone know? back to work for me today & I was really dreading it more than usual. I survived, but now have to make it 6 more days in a row. I hate my summer work schedule. oh & dh is on my nerves tonight...poor him. rationally, I know it's hormones but I can't control how everything out of his mouth is like nails on a chalkboard for me tonight. maybe early to bed will do me some good!
Re: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

Post by NewEnglandLady » July 18th, 2012, 7:17 pm
Just jumping in to say that Lizzy, I hope this is it for you!!! My contrax were 20 - 25 minutes apart for about three hours while in early labor, then everything went very quickly once they picked up. I didn't have my bloody show until I got to the hospital (was 6cm) and my water never broke. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you! I am so excited for you!
Re: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

Post by monkeyprincess » July 19th, 2012, 8:30 am
Lizzy and PPM, I keep checking to see if there is any news. Sending labor dust to both of you!

Lulu, unfortunately looking between the legs at 12 weeks isn't a very good indicator, because we all have a little nub there at that time. So you might have seen something even if your little one is a girl. At 12 weeks, you have to look at the baby's profile to see if their little nub is angled upward or is more angled toward the pelvis. Our little guy's nub was pointing straight up, so it was pretty clear, although I didn't let myself get too attached to the idea until we confirmed it at 21 weeks.

amc, hope you're holding up well. It sounds like you are in good hands, and you know they are going to do what is best for you and the baby. Plenty of babies are born at 37 weeks that do just fine, so just try to relax and keep yourself as stress-free as possible.

Missy, glad to hear that things are going well with you and the babe, but I'm sorry you have to go back to work soon. That went really fast! Hope the transition goes as smoothly as possible for both of you. Keep us posted.

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