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    Monday Updates 3/5
    bethann88 posted:
    Hope everyone had a great weekend!

    Beth Ann & Baby Boy


    w/g: around 23lbs.

    s/c: Let's see, where to begin with the complaints... Getting quite a bit of swelling in my feet now. Having trouble finding comfy shoes to wear. I've beeling a lot of pressure. He hasn't even dropped yet but little man is already sitting so low. Sure doesn't feel good on the bladder. Also having more contractions/braxton hicks. They're very sporadic but I've definitely noticed they've increased in frequency over this past week. And still having plenty of hip pain, problems sleeping and occasional nausea.

    other: Growth scan went okay last week. He's definitely gotten bigger since the u/s from 2 weeks ago. So at least we know he's growing. We'll see what the doc thinks at my appt this afternoon, but all appeared to be fine. He's estimated to weigh about 5lbs now.

    28 more days until EDD

    Next d/a: 3/5 - OB appt
    Me(30) DH(32) Two angel babies, 5/11/09 (10wks), 6/28/11 (5wks).
    Surprise BFP 7/22/11!!! - EDD 4/2/12 - Blue Team
    hgreenwood7058 responded:
    Beth Ann Sorry that you are having troubles with the swelling and BHC now. You are getting so close to being done and meeting your LO. Good luck on your appt as well

    Heather and Carson


    w/g: 31lb as of two weeks ago

    s/c: Pressure off and on. Recently he has been liking to mess with my cervix as well (assuming to see what it does). Hip pain and swelling in my feet and fingers. My left foot/ankle and my left hand have the most swelling (my ring finger actually blistered underneath my rings yesterday).Cramping off and on and still having dizzy spells which I figured out what is causing that (my heart rate will get a sudden increase like from 90 to 130 which causes me to get SOB, tingly lips and dizziness) Other than that just the usual stuff.

    other: Had my friend/coworker shower. Less people showed up than originally planned and that had rsvp'd but I think its partly because there was an unexpected funeral that day as well. (19yo kid ran a stop light on a motorcycle and got hit by a truck). It was still fun though. Everyone had a good time. Got lots of good things I can use. We have our family shower this weekend and my 1st set of maternity photos. And my mom is coming on thursday evening. So I am looking forward to seeing her.

    Next d/a: 3/7 - OB appt
    Heather(24),DH Lee(25). PCOS w Hemmoragic cysts. BFP:1/23/11 M/C 2/10/11. BFP 08/13/11 EDD 04/17/12-Team Blue!. Hope this LO will stick
    codysu responded:
    Beth Ann and Heather, you girls are getting so close!! Beth Ann sorry about the swelling and contractions. I can't believe you are 28 days away from EDD! Heather, that blister doesn't sound like fun. I'm glad you had fun at your shower!

    Cody & Baby Girl


    w/g about 12lbs

    s/c: I got a cold while in KS last week, so I've been really congested and am having a hard time breathing while laying down. My hips hurt occasionally, and my lower back hurts. Otherwise feeling pretty good overall. Going to try to start walking to get some exercise since I sit at a desk all day long.

    other: We have a Fetal Echo u/s tomorrow to check the heart, since IVF babies have a higher risk of heart problems. Then my next OB appt is next week. I also got notice of jury duty the day before my appt next! I hate jury duty and hope that it doesn't interfere with my appt, or I will be upset.

    next d/a appt: Fetal Echo 3/6
    IVF 1 Nov-10, m/c at 6wks, IVF2 BFP 11-11-11! EDD 7-26-12!!
    jedmonds12 responded:
    Dang, looks like my first reply didn't take!! Curses.
    Beth Ann - I got miserable and swollen at 36 weeks w/K... hopefully the last month goes by without too much extra discomfort!
    Heather - Have fun with your mom!
    Cody - I've also been trying to walk more in the evenings. Desk jobs are the pits sometimes, aren't they?? I always feel stiff and lazy at the end of my work day.


    Julie & Bug


    w/g: Still down 5

    s/c: The nausea seems to get better when I eat now, so that's nice. And I outgrew all of my bras over the last week.

    Other: Went bra shopping and bought two (different brands) that looked like I'd have a little room to grow. One fits perfectly and one is too small. WTH, boobs? I'm going to feel silly when I put on a DD and it fits...

    Next d/a: April 2 for our first tri u/s & genetic screen. I know they're going to change my EDD and GA based on the measurements so I feel silly putting a GA every week that I know isn't right... but oh well.
    Julie (28) DH (35).
    ^i^ May 2010
    PAL grad Kawika born 4/25/11
    EDD 10/7/12
    nicram8683 responded:
    Nicole & Baby Trevor

    24 weeks- Yay for viability!!

    w/g: -2 lbs. By next week I assume I will get back to pre-pregnancy weight, then its all down hill from there lol

    s/c: Nothing to bad to report. I do notice that every so often (like after walking a lot) my uterus gets hard. Doesnt really cause pain, but it is noticeable. My belly is soft most of the time, except these random "hard" moments. Sleeping is getting even harder. And a bit of lower back pain and SOB.

    other: Was at Walmart this weekend and they had a Graco baby listener on sale for $20. Since I never got/rented a doppler I thought it might be a cool thing to get. Funny thing is that even though it says I should hear the h/b & other sounds, I dont hear it. Could be I have no idea what I am listening for. Was thinking of taking it to my OB appt to have him help me figure out the noises I hear.

    next d/a: March 13th
    Nicole(28)Mike(30) 7yr old DD
    Diagnosed MFIF June 2011 after 27 months no BC(12 months active trying)
    BFP: 8/2011 M/C @ 6 weeks 9/2011
    BFP: 10/2011 EDD 06/25/2012
    mam546 responded:
    Melissa and Baby Boy


    w/g - I stopped counting - I think it's @ 30 and all in my stomach.

    s/c: Feeling huge. Lots of leg cramps lately. Yesterday had a major one and it was still sore in the middle of the night. I also seem to have caught another cold. YAY NOT!

    I feel like I'm walking around with a lead bowling bowl in my stomach. He is getting so extremly heavy and he likes to act nutty when I'm trying to walk which makes me miss a step or just stop mid stride. He is a very very active boy - Will fit right in with DS.

    No braxton hicks that I have noticed and just lots of SOB moments. That and low blood pressure so I have to eat alot of sodium - i keep getting lightheaded and dizzy.

    other: lots of stress around here with work and being crazy busy. trying to potty train DS before LO arrives. Lots of fun

    Next d/a: 3/13 - OB appt
    MaryKate167 responded:
    Mary and Yellow Team baby

    w/g: Who knows, but I'm nearly positive I'm finally on the plus side

    S/C: Lots.
    1. SOB
    2. Baby feels SO heavy
    3. Bleeding
    4. Cramping
    5. Light-headed/dizzy
    6. I don't sleep. Ever.
    7. I hate terbutaline.
    Other: Have a follow up Peri appt tomorrow adn another u/s on Friday.

    On a side note, I had a panic moment when we realized we have NOTHING for this baby to come home to except a pack n play. I have a feeling we'll be taking the "screw baby showers" stance and buying lots of things ourselves.

    Next d/a: Wednesday with my Peri.
    Mary (30), DBF, Josh (28). PAL DS, Jack (2/2/2007), 4 angel babies. Expecting our miracle: 7/12/12 - Yellow Team!
    vybe77 replied to MaryKate167's response:
    Lurking from TTCAL and I have a question I have been wanting to ask..what does SOB mean, aside from the obvious hihi
    scarolinarn replied to vybe77's response:
    Shortness of Breath
    Nichole(29) DH(30) DS(2) chemical pregnancy 2/08, missed mc w/D
    hgreenwood7058 replied to vybe77's response:
    Vicki it means shortness (short) of breath
    Heather(24),DH Lee(25). PCOS w Hemmoragic cysts. BFP:1/23/11 M/C 2/10/11. BFP 08/13/11 EDD 04/17/12-Team Blue!. Hope this LO will stick
    akagirl1999 responded:
    Caron and Baby

    w/g: Too much to mention. I don't ask anymore.

    Still on bedrest, I'm so uncomfortable, my back has started hurting, its so difficult to find a good sleeping position. I'm now on weekly doctor's visits. Had my Stress Test, results were good. Saw the specialist yesterday, LO is doing great and weighting in at 6lbs, 7ounces.

    Other: I feel so unprepared for LO, because of my bedrest I've had to start ordering a few items online. Room not ready and still haven't decided on a name.

    Next OB appt is 3/7
    3 progesterone shots left
    crys0511 replied to nicram8683's response:
    Those baby listeners you can usually only hear baby during third trimester. I borrowed one from my sister for this pregnancy and the manual says that. I tried to use it earlier and it never worked. I barely pick up stuff now. I am glad you got a good deal and hope you get some use out of it.
    Crystal (29) Hubby (39) Alex (7) ~ Angel Baby ~Brooke, went to heaven 2/24/08 at 22.5 weeks, Pal baby after 3 years of TTC! EDD May 20, PINK team!!!!
    crys0511 replied to akagirl1999's response:
    Crystal and Morgan

    29 weeks 4 days

    w/g: 11-12 lbs

    Have another ultrasound today. Dr thinks I am measuring a little big so they want to keep a close eye. Plus I have the high end of normal amniotic fluid so they want to re check my levels. I have been occasionally leaking clear fluid from both breasts, well yesterday one of the breasts decided to start leaking actual milk. My Dr says it's normal, it has never happened to me before but she says my hormones are probally just higher this time. No other crazy side effects, just really tired. Can't believe in less then 10 weeks I will have my little baby!

    Next appt March 13
    Crystal (29) Hubby (39) Alex (7) ~ Angel Baby ~Brooke, went to heaven 2/24/08 at 22.5 weeks, Pal baby after 3 years of TTC! EDD May 20, PINK team!!!!
    hgreenwood7058 replied to crys0511's response:
    Nicole: Not sure what kind the listener is. I got mine off of ebay I think it was brand new for $25 and I got mine to work at about 14 weeks but the further I get the harder it is to hear the hb. It definately helped though during weeks 14-20 for me or when I had an episode of massive pain when I was getting gas at costco around 24 weeks. Just had to lay still and I had to be laying down or standing to get into the correct position to hear him because if I was sitting he would hide. If you have u/s gel thats awesome. If not, try either a thin lotion or KY which helps as well.

    Crystal: Yay for getting closer to due date and I am having the same thing happen with leaking. Mostly clear and yellow which according to the breastfeeding class is normal as well (also learned that certain things you eat/drink can turn it colors as well and sometimes milk as a blue tinge to it because of certain extra vitamins).
    Heather(24),DH Lee(25). PCOS w Hemmoragic cysts. BFP:1/23/11 M/C 2/10/11. BFP 08/13/11 EDD 04/17/12-Team Blue!. Hope this LO will stick
    nicram8683 replied to hgreenwood7058's response:
    I never saw your response until now. I will try the lotion. Its from Graco, I dont know what model or anything. I can "hear" noises when I place it on my belly, but I dont hear the distinguished heartbeat sound like the one I hear at the doctors office. The booklet with the listener said the heartbeat would sound like galloping horses (lol). But I cant tell.
    Nicole(28)Mike(30) 7yr old DD
    Diagnosed MFIF June 2011 after 27 months no BC(12 months active trying)
    BFP: 8/2011 M/C @ 6 weeks 9/2011
    BFP: 10/2011 EDD 06/25/2012

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