February-Pregnancy

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    February-Pregnancy

    Wow, how ironic that I should start the February thread!

    Best wishes this month and every month to you beautiful, round bellied Mamas. Enjoy every second!

    To JW in Cambridge (not sure what your screen name is!), I finally sent you the two promised awesome baby books yesterday. Just got the Fed Ex confirmation that they were left at your front door today so look out for them and enjoy! ML
     
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    Re: February-Pregnancy

    Just came from my first prenatal visit.  Saw the little bean's heartbeat flickering away in there and hugely relieved and feeling more confident that this baby is sticking! 

    Also had an initial chat about VBAC, and my MW again said that, as of now, I look like a great candidate...and that their practice had a greater than 90% success rate last year, so they have a good track record of success.  She said it's not something we need to worry about yet...one step at a time...but that if that's what I want, they'll do everything they can to make it happen, so long as it's safe for me and the baby.  Another big sigh of relief! 

    And we adjusted my due date...now I'm actually due on Labor Day!  September 3.  Hoping that's another good omen for VBAC! 
     
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    Talk about a double entendre - Labor Day, that's awesome!  GL, luv, and congrats on seeing the heartbeat.  
     
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    Aww Luv, Labor Day was my mom's due date when she had me. I couldn't wait that long though! I'm glad you had a great appointment!
     
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    Re: February-Pregnancy

    Sept 3 - that is my b-day, and DS was born the day before, and based on the size from my ultrasound a week and half ago, #2 is due Sept 6. DH is going to have a tough time remembering who has which Sept birthday when #2 is born, assuming #2 is not more than a week early (he already confused mine and DS at least once). So I think Sept is a great month :)
     
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    Re: February-Pregnancy

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    Hi, all. 
    I'm at 20 weeks now, so halfway there.  This pregnancy feels longer than the first.  Also, I'm sensing not just earlier movement (which is most likely because I know what those first flutters are and were more attuned to them), I'm sensing a LOT MORE movement.  DD was very scheduled, almost, would always be alert at the same time of the day/night and was generally more of a stretcher than a wriggler/kicker.  Later on, there was lots of standing up, upside down in utero it seemed, but not too many bouts of frenetic kicking. 
    This one seems to be kicking for 5 hours straight.  I swear, every day this week it's been a constant bout of kicks and wriggles and rolls from about 9AM through 2PM, then after dinner another 3 hours or so of it, then in the middle of the night more.  My DD is pretty chill.  Well, she's incredibly calm and laid-back--stubborn, but incredibly calm and laid-back.  She's just like my husband.  This one seems to be of a different temperment already--perhaps more like crazy, hyper me?  I'm a little nervous haha.  My younger sister is famous in the family for being a holy terror and an early climber/leaper.  I'm starting to think about the possibility of not just having 2 to care for, but also having one of those 2 being a climbing hellion haha.  Oh well, we shall see.

     
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    Re: February-Pregnancy

    ^I added this accidentally earlier int he day to the wrong thread.  Now I just have to get rid of the old, original post in the wrong thread!
     
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    Re: February-Pregnancy

    Congrats on the great visit luv!!! You must feel so much better after seeing the heartbeat and getting such a promising outlook on VBAC.


    cwag & luv, I think you are probably only a couple weeks ahead of me. I am counting myself 8 weeks but I guess based on LMP I'd only be 7 :( I think that would put my EDD somewhere between 9/13 - 9/20. I think I'm right because it would be virtually impossible for me to test positive only 3 days after ovulation in the case of using LMP.

    Yay Lissa, halfway there! I wonder if movement now really does have anything to do with personality outside the womb? It would be interesting to find out!

    Does anyone know if insurance typically covers the early risk ultrasound around 12 weeks if you're under 35? I've been so swamped at work I haven't had a chance to call the insurance company yet.
     
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    Re: February-Pregnancy

    lissa- my boss swears that kids cycles are the same when they come out, and he made me keep track- I didn't see it. I hope it is different.

    glad everyone's visits have been going well!

    cici- i had another risk factor, but my insurance covered everything. the only thing I paid for was the hospital stay- the office should have already checked- you may want to just call them (less frustrating than insurance companys i think).

    AFM- showing even though I am not ready to tell everyone. nausea is better, so that it nice. but still totally wiped out (people keep asking what is wrong!!)
     
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    Re: February-Pregnancy

    In Response to Re: February-Pregnancy:
    [QUOTE]Sept 3 - that is my b-day, and DS was born the day before, and based on the size from my ultrasound a week and half ago, #2 is due Sept 6. DH is going to have a tough time remembering who has which Sept birthday when #2 is born, assuming #2 is not more than a week early (he already confused mine and DS at least once). So I think Sept is a great month :)
    Posted by cwagner13[/QUOTE]

    cwagner--September is like that at our house, too! Among the 4 of us, there are 3 September birthdays--DH is the 19th, DS#2 is the 23rd, and DS#1 is the 28th. It must be all those holiday celebrations in December... Wink
     
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    [QUOTE]I wonder if movement now really does have anything to do with personality outside the womb? It would be interesting to find out!
    Posted by cicirose[/QUOTE]

    cici--DS#2 was a total mover and shaker in utero. Much more than DS#1. He didn't go head down until almost 36 weeks. I had weekly NSTs and they always had to adjust the monitor because he'd wiggle away from it. Since he's been born, he's the most chill baby ever. He really only cries if he's hungry. We just got 4 month shots and he barely reacted to the leg one and only wimpered after the arm one. I was totally expecting a strong-willed child based on the pg, but he's been completely opposite.
     
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    Re: February-Pregnancy

    I am 21 weeks today. Those of you who followed my previous posts about seeing the specialists regarding baby's heart and my own, tomorrow we are going for another growth scan u/s to check on her growth. If all is well, I'm going to ask the doc if more are really necessary (she wanted to do them every 3-4 weeks), since my cardiologist said he couldn't envision my condition causing any problems whatsoever. Then next week another u/s at Tufts to double check baby's heart as well.

    I've felt some more movement lately, a lot yesterday, but still pretty inconsistent. In fact yesterday when I was sitting on the couch, there was a lot going on in there, so I lifted my shirt, and just in time to actually  SEE my stomach move! Just one "thump" like motion for a split second, but it was crazy!

    What are everyone's plans for Valentine's day (if any)? I want to do something different since this is our last as just "us". Any recommendations or ideas? We live NW of Boston.
     
  13. You have chosen to ignore posts from luvRIboy. Show luvRIboy's posts

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    Cici, I had DD at 34, and my ERA testing was covered.  Depending on your insurance, you might have to pay toward your deductible...I was billed for a portion of the ultrasound, but not for the bloodwork. 

    That made me think...ladies, if you're going to try to get a prescription for your breast pump, make sure you find out how equipment is covered in your insurance.  I got a prescription, but with that, the cost of the same Medela pump I could get at target or Babies r us cost $200 more!  Read the fine print! 

    So excited for a September baby, assuming all goes well! 

    We're going to have a very lowkey Valentine's...probably takeout and some sparkling cider....But I would suggest, especially for you first-time moms, plan a really romantic splurgy kind of dinner just before your due-date...kind of a last supper.  We did that and it was so nice to have that time...we're definitely planning to do the same again this time! 

     
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    Great to hear all the updates!  Luv, congrats on the great ultrasound and new due date!  Oh, and the news on the VBAC possibility.  It makes sense to me (non-medically trained me) that you would be a very good candidate for it.  Lissa - I remember what a milestone 20 weeks was to me during my first pregnancy.  Not too long now until you get to meet your LO!

    Interesting about the thoughts of whether babies are similar out of hte womb as inside (activity levels, etc).  I'd say DD was about what I expected. :)


    Summer - you're another one past the halfway mark!  Good luck tomorrow.  And thank you for reminding me about Valentine's Day!  I keep forgetting it's coming up.  I suppose we should do something... and I'll have to get a valentine for DD!

    AFM, in my second trimester now and the nausea has pretty much gone away (hooray) although my digestive system is still not quite right.  Ah, the joys.  Trying to decide when to tell work, and also I keep forgetting that my extended family doesn't know!  I really need to call them.  Just keep forgetting.
     
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    Re: February-Pregnancy

    DH and I were married on Sept. 3 rd!  Great Day! 

    Cici - Every insurance company is different.  Im not high risk but I have had 4 u/s in the first 12 weeks for various reasons.  I called my insurance company to make sure they were covered and their response was that as long it is medically necessary then I can have unlimited u/s.  I have BCBS.  Your best bet is to call and find out.

    I am 16 weeks and had a check up appt yesterday.  Doc says everything looks great!  We find out what the sex is in 2 weeks!  So excited.  I think we are going to have a reveal party for just our parents and sibling. (first grandchild)  We are going to make a cake and the inside frosting will be blue or pink and the outside frosting will be white.  So when we cut into it everyone will know!  Has anyone else done this or any other ideas to reveal the sex?
     
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    So nice to hear so many great/positive updates! I'm looking forward to hearing some gender news in a few weeks :)

    Cici, I agree with pugs...my insurance covered several early ultrasounds, but definitely worth calling to ask.

    Pugs - I did gender reveal cupcakes, and they were a big hit! We also did them just for parents/siblings - our LO will be the first grandchild too, so we felt okay about making a big deal out of it :) I'd recommend attempting to have video rolling while they cut into the cake...we did this for the gender reveal and wish we'd done it when we first announced the pregnancy. With DH's family, we had everyone guess what the gender would be and write it on a slip of paper, so we could look at them afterwards, which was fun.

    Had my 30-week check today, and LO is measuring at 31 weeks. I guess that doesn't mean much at this point? Apparently he's settled nicely into a head-down position and my doctor doesn't think he'll move, which is great news. I just cannot believe that in about 10 weeks, we'll be parents...such a seismic shift in our lives! I keep thinking "we're so young to be parents!" and then remember that we're in our early thirties - definitely not that young! :)
     
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    Haha, Summer...I had completley forgotten that V-day was coming up! Just goes to show how much we will have going on ;)

    I am only 15 weeks....and while I am so happy to be in my second trimester, I still feel like this pregnancy is crawling. Also, the peeing has not gotten ANY better. Tonight I was stuck in traffic for about 30 minutes, and I almost let myself pee in my car....but I made it!

    We find out the sex on the 24th....feels like so far away!
     
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    I don't know about personality, but I know that DD really did have the same schedule for the first 2-3 weeks of her life that she had in utero.  It was an odd thing, but I guess it makes sense. 

    For those of you trying to get a prescription for a breast pump, don't get your hopes up if you have Harvard Pilgrim HMO.  They tend to be a lot stricter with their definition of "need" than some of the other plans.
     
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    Cici - I'm 26 and all of my ultrasounds and testing have been covered to date.  Also, I had several early ultrasounds (3 prior to 8 weeks) which were all covered.  By the way I have BCBS HMO if that helps.

    Summer - best of luck with the ultrasound today!

    AFM, 22 weeks and struggling with another cold! Also, we started our Birthing & Beyond class this week.  It's a little earlier then most couples do it but this is the only time that works with my hubby's schedule. Finally, this baby is a mover! The LO is mostly quiet during the day but at night when I'm laying down on the couch or in bed it's gymnastics time.  The other day I was trying to read and had my book resting on my belly and the book was bouncing up and down. So cool to watch!

     
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    Re: February-Pregnancy

    So jealous, clc!
     
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    Luv - Congrats on the good u/s! Also, advice well-taken on V-day. DH and I have some $ leftover from Xmas gifts and decided to splurge and go to Journeyman in Somerville which we've been dying to try. It's definitely a place I don't see us going for quite awhile after LO arrives!

    Cici - I'm 31 and have Tufts and they've covered me for the ERA and lots of other ultrasounds (I have high bp so it's technically medically necessary). It's so common now I'd imagine most insurance would cover it.

    Pugs - So exciting on finding out the gender! I was counting the hours before we found out :-).

    Tang - DH and I are experiencing the same thing. We're less than 5 weeks away and despite having everything set up (down to the diaper/wipe/burp cloth stashes in our living room -- I've been a bit obsessive), it still doesn't seem real yet!

    Ok, so I need to know if I'm being oversensitive here (well, that's probably a given at this point in my pg, but bear with me). Some background: I work in a small office that is almost all women, lots have kids, so pregnancy/children is a pretty freely discussed topic. At lunch today, my boss asked me how things were going with the pregnancy, I said good, baby's moving around a lot, etc., and the conversation moved on to other pregnancy-related topics not directly involving me (what hospital another coworker was planning to give birth at, someone's story about a friend having twins, etc., nothing graphic). Most everyone at the table, whether they had kids or not, was contributing. At this point another coworker -- mid-20s, married, no kids yet -- laughingly (but firmly) said "Agh! Can we please stop? This conversation is making me squirm." My (also laughing) reply was "It's really not that bad!" (meaning pregnancy/birth) and she replied "Yes, it is!" and promptly started another topic.

    I spent the rest of the meal pretty po'ed, feeling like she had basically said that this major thing I am going through right now grosses her out and shouldn't be talked about. FWIW, this also happens to be someone I'm not particularly fond of and I suspect the feeling is mutual. We generally get along fine, but now I'm feeling completely offended and not sure if I'm making too big a thing of it. Thoughts?


     
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    Re: February-Pregnancy

    My DS was due on Labor Day, but he was 8 days late.  
     
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    Trouble - the way she worded it, I would have been offended too (like when my FIL said the baby moving in my belly was "gross").  I wonder if she just felt left out and that's how she expressed it. Or maybe she's decided she doesn't want kids and is uncomfortable with the discussion.  Regardless, she didn't express herself in the best way.

    ETA - Sorry Arcain!  I called you Trouble. :)
     
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    Arcain - I totally get why you would feel that way.  I have been in a similar situation with a friend acting the same way.  She's immature so the idea of even having a full conversation regarding babies and pregnancy makes her uncomfortable. Multiple times she has asked to change the conversation when it turns in that direction.  In the end, while I'm annoyed for a moment, I more feel sorry for her that she's not mature enough to handle a conversation like that at the age of 27.  Perhaps if you look at it that way you will be less ticked off.
     
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    Re: February-Pregnancy

    arcain...she could also be TTC and having a lot of trouble with it, so instead of crying at the table in front of everyone, she acted snooty to be less obvious??  Who knows.  Though I agree that was probably not the best way to phrase it at all!!
     
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