December Pregnancy

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    December Pregnancy

    So we announced with our families over Thanskgiving and this week I announced at work. 
    It's been nice, not having to hide my vomiting. 
    That seems to be abating gradually as well (finally!).  If I make it through today that will be 3 days in a row without vomiting!  I don't think I've had that since some time in October. 
    DD seems to be taking the news in stride.  Two of my best friends just had babies over the summer, so she's got very concrete knowlege of how a woman with a baby in her belly gets bigger and bigger and then the baby comes out.
    She asked me how the baby got out the other day and I told her it will have to get a lot bigger and stronger first, but when it's ready it will come out my vag1na.  We were sitting at the table.  She gave me a look of doubt, looked under the table at me, looked at me again, then walked away. 
    We'll see how long it takes for her to start talking about vaginas at school.  hooray.

    Jenn, how did the induction/labor go? 
     
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    [QUOTE]She gave me a look of doubt, looked under the table at me, looked at me again, then walked away.  We'll see how long it takes for her to start talking about vaginas at school. Posted by lissafro[/QUOTE]

    That is hilarious!  Congrats on telling everyone and on not puking.  Hopefully that continues!

    Hope things are going well Jenn!
     
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    Hello - I don't post much but wanted to say hi. I'm 13w with #3. I already have a son and a daughter. I've been feeling barfy and gross for about 7 weeks now, but some days are getting better. Hope everyone is feeling well! (or at least less pukey than you were earlier, if you share that joy ;)
     
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    Congrats, Liss!

    So, as I was symptomless last week, the symptoms have certainly creeped up on me this week. I have thrown up about 3 times and literally can not stomach anything during the day except saltines and sparkling water. I think I am starting my 7th week, so I guess it makes sense.

    I have my first u/s tomorrow and am anxiously awaiting it!
     
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    Hey Everyone!
       We just found that we are 5 weeks pregnant with #2.  We are very excited!  I do have a question though.  With baby #1 we lived in RI.  We are now living on the South Shore and I have no idea what doctor to go to.  I have googled a few that are within a few miles of my house, but I am just not sure.  Does anyone have any suggestions on OB's that deliver at South Shore Hospital.  We currently live in Marshfield.  I did call a few places but one place told me they only do 2 ultra sounds the whole pregnancy.  Does that sound right?  With baby #1 I had one every couple of weeks, I don't know if I can go with just 2...maybe it was a RI thing?  The second place I called I was happy with the service I got, the woman was very nice and answered all my crazy (lol) questions, but then I googled the doctor they assigned me and she has awful reviews so I will be canceling that appointment.  Any suggestions at this point would be awesome!!  Thanks Ladies!!!
     
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    Savy - Congrats!!!  I also live on the SS and go to Atlantic Women Health in Plymouth.  They also have an office in Braintree and deliver at SS Hosptial.  I am 7 weeks and have had 2 u/s already.  The 1st was at 6w and they wanted to make sure that the heartbeat got strong so I had another early this week.  And the heartbeat was stronger!  I will not have another one until 12w.  Everyone is so nice at Atlantic Women and it is all women.  I hope this helps!

    Congrat Liss - It must be a relief to be able to let the cat out of the bag.  It is so hard with all the holiday and seeing so many people.  My SIL asked my step-mom if I was because I had a decoy drink.  Gesh - They are ALL watching!

     
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    Just want to jump onto the Dec thread...just about 12 weeks and our appointment is tomorrow. Fingers crossed that we can hear the heartbeat, we are so looking forward to it. I've read some things about people not hearing it at this point, needing more u/s, having a hard time hearing it, etc...so I just hope it's there! Couldn't stand another weekend or week long wait...

    In relation to my previous posts about telling our families, we did go ahead and tell them on Thanksgiving. DH's extended family in person, and my extended family (some of them) via speakerphone. We were supposed to see them as well, but a very young cousin of mine had a suspected case of chickenpox, so I stayed away :( It derailed our plans and we didn't get any Thanksgiving dessert (no pie! grr!), but I suppose the wrench being thrown in our plans just shows us how parenthood will be.

    Depending on the outcome of tomorrow, we will proceed with telling more extended family and finally tell our friends...so exciting!
     
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    Pugs, so annoying about the drinking.

    EVERYONE knows I enjoy a glass of wine or two when I am in a social situation, so it is going to be hard until Jan! A couple of weeks ago I went to a benefit concert and several of my friends were there and I had to have my DH go up and get me cranberry/soda waters with limes, so no one would question. But, then of course I had to pee every 15 minutes...but oh well.
     
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    Congrats, Summer! When are you due? Beginning of June?!
     
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    Congrats, savvy!
     
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    Congrats to all of you!

    Savvy - I would say for a "normal" pregnancy with absolutely no issues, 2 ultrasounds would be typical.  One for the early screenings and one around 20 weeks when you can find out the gender. 
    But most people end up having more for one reason or another.  I bet even a doctor's office who says they only do 2 actually does more for one reason or another.  I had irregular cycles, so I had an early ultrasound to date the pregnancy, which means I had 3 by 20 weeks... Then my blood pressure spiked and I had a bunch in the last 2 weeks.
     
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    [QUOTE]Congrats, Summer! When are you due? Beginning of June?!
    Posted by lizinboston[/QUOTE]

    June 14th is the date they gave us but I'm pretty positive she or he won't make an appearance til sometime after that, since my cycle was longer than the textbook 28 days...

    I posted a few times on the Oct and Nov threads. Are you a June person too?
     
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    Your cycle might be longer than 28 days, but that's not correlated to when you ovulate during your cycle.  It's anyone's guess when that is unless you charted your temperature or did OPKs.
     
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    Savvy - With DD1, I only had 2 U/S, one at 20 weeks and then one at 37 weeks to get a size estimate.  With the twins, I found out at the 12 week screening U/S they offer now, which lead to LOTS of U/S but I think 2-3 are more normal now.  I used Crown OB/GYN, who are based out of Quincy but do have a Pembroke office.  I had a wonderful experience with them and delivering both DD and the twins.  I hope you have as good an experience.
     
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    [QUOTE]Your cycle might be longer than 28 days, but that's not correlated to when you ovulate during your cycle.  It's anyone's guess when that is unless you charted your temperature or did OPKs.
    Posted by kargiver[/QUOTE]

    I did use OPKs. I told the NP this at my first appt, and she said it wouldn't matter, they still calculate due dates based on LMP...so, we'll see.
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: December Pregnancy : I did use OPKs. I told the NP this at my first appt, and she said it wouldn't matter, they still calculate due dates based on LMP...so, we'll see.
    Posted by summerbride09[/QUOTE]

    I think it's funny they do that, but I guess it's close enough to not matter, really.

     
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    Once they do an ultrasound they sometimes adjust according to fetus development. Otherwise they just go by LMP. 
     
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    I have to have lots of U/S because of my stupid heart thing but I think 2 is typical/normal. 

    My mum says she didn't have an ultrasound with any of us.  Back then it ws just per request to identify the sex, not routine or even typically covered by insurance.
     
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    There were two different levels of ultrasound where I went.  The OB's office had a lower-res machine that they would use to check things like my breech baby, or for that first attempt at seeing what was going on in there. I had to go to a radiologist for the "big" ones: 12 week ERA, 18 week growth/development (that's the one they can tell gender).  And then in the last 6 weeks or so, went a little more often because of some pregnancy induced hypertension and low amniotic fluid levels.  So it will all depend on what happens over the course of the 9 months! 

     
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    In Response to Re: December Pregnancy:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: December Pregnancy : June 14th is the date they gave us but I'm pretty positive she or he won't make an appearance til sometime after that, since my cycle was longer than the textbook 28 days... I posted a few times on the Oct and Nov threads. Are you a June person too?
    Posted by summerbride09[/QUOTE]

    No, I have a mid-July due date, and am looking forward to hopefully finding out the actual due date todayat 1:15!
     
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    In Response to Re: December Pregnancy:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: December Pregnancy : I did use OPKs. I told the NP this at my first appt, and she said it wouldn't matter, they still calculate due dates based on LMP...so, we'll see.
    Posted by summerbride09[/QUOTE]

    Summer, using my LMP I was suppose to be significantly further along than I am so they adjusted my due date after my first ultrasound.  Good luck in your first ultrasound, how exciting!
     
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    hi, I just wanted to recommend South Shore Women's Health. They have offices all over the South Shore but I go to the Duxbury or Weymouth office and have been really happy. So far, I've had 4 ultrasounds--they do one to date your pregnancy around 8 weeks, one at 12 weeks if you do the NT scan, and one at 20 weeks. I then had to see the high-risk specialist at SSH so I had an extra one at 20 weeks. I rotate through the dr's  and have liked them all so far. Good luck, and congrats!
     
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    Saw the bean today! And it is about the size of one! But, we saw the heartbeat, about 105bpm, which means I am only 6 weeks along, so still very early. My EDD is July 27th, 2012. I have another u/s on the 15th.

    Also, Liss, I met with Barbara, and she was fantastic!
     
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    In Response to Re: December Pregnancy:
    [QUOTE]Saw the bean today! And it is about the size of one! But, we saw the heartbeat, about 105bpm, which means I am only 6 weeks along, so still very early. My EDD is July 27th, 2012. I have another u/s on the 15th. Also, Liss, I met with Barbara, and she was fantastic!
    Posted by lizinboston[/QUOTE]

    Congrats! Seeing it makes it more real, and I find seeing it twice somehow still leaves me in disbelief!

    We had quite the time at our 2nd OB appt today. At just about 12 weeks, I was hoping to hear the HB. Well, an attempt with the doppler gave nothing but my own HB, so the Dr. wanted to take a look via ultrasound. I was surprised because we had an u/s back in early November but glad that he didn't just say "oh, wait a few days and come back"...I need instant gratification.

    Well, after an attempt with an external u/s, he still couldn't see anything (which I am convinced was at least partly due to his age...his very advanced age...and inability to use the machine effectively...) so he attempted an internal u/s. Still nothing, so then I had to go empty my bladder, and finally on the 3rd try we saw our baby again! It definitely looks more baby shaped now- we saw the tiny flickering heart, tiny fists, flashes of the spine here and there. In all the time he couldn't find anything, I was just thinking the worst, but it was so great to see it. We got a bad quality printout to take home, but at least it's something :) Makes it all the better that baby was measuring 12 weeks and 2 days, and today is 12/2...also my birthday. What a great gift!
     
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    Summer, what a huge relief!!  And, happy birthday - best ever, I presume?! :)

    Liz, congrats to you, too, on an exciting u/s experience!
     
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