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November 2018 Moms

  1. yellowbeach

    apricot / 425 posts

    @MrsMom: Unfortunately ACOG has made Zofran like 3rd line treatment for MS in pregnancy because there was one study that came out in 2015 that wasn't a slam dunk, but showed some evidence of a link between Zofran and developmental delay. The jury is still out (and more studies are underway right now), but until those are completed, you'll find many OBs and us ED docs hesitant to use Zofran. Just FYI.

  2. MrsMom

    apricot / 326 posts

    @yellowbeach: Oh good to know, My last pregnancy was in 2014 so that explains the differences. Thanks for telling me

  3. rpparker

    apricot / 254 posts

    @yellowbeach: thanks, super helpful!

  4. RKitty

    cherry / 217 posts

    I hope all your morning sickness goes away soon!

    I have a friend due Oct 6th and she's 'out' with the pregnancy and we do a lot of mom things together and it's making me so jealous to be officially 'out'. (She knows about my pregnancy as we both were trying and both struggled to conceive our firsts so I had to share early with her)

  5. rpparker

    apricot / 254 posts

    @RKitty: Totally get that! I’m also ready to dress the bump instead of hiding the bloat!

  6. rpparker

    apricot / 254 posts

    Anyone start telling more people?

    I was pretty’s quiet until after first tri last time but I’m having a harder time! I told a friend last night bc I’m in her wedding in October. Let’s say her reaction was a bit off because she’s worried about how I’ll look in a bridesmaid’s dress I told her I’d work with the store and a tailor to make it work!

    I’m considering telling my boss this week too because requests for spring 2019 schedules will come out soon!

  7. RKitty

    cherry / 217 posts

    @rpparker: That's an awesome saying!

    We've told about half our family and few friends - more then last time at this point. I got 'outed' early because when I was 4 weeks-ish I had my right leg swell up really bad and went to the ER (it was the weekend and the only place open that had an Ultrasound machine) to get checked for a blood clot. (Final diagnose was a weird pregnancy thing but to keep an eye on it) Because I spent all day in the ER I had to cancel plans and have my mom watch my son last minute and people kept pestering me why I was in the ER and wanted to know why my leg swelled up...

    We might tell the rest of the family this weekend because some of them will be over and I'll be 12 weeks. But I might also wait a little longer since I'm getting my blood drawn for the NIPT test next Wednesday (the 25th) and should have the results in a week... But I haven't decided yet! But I do have a cousins from that side of the family who has a Baby Shower on the 28th to attend and I might accidentally let it slip... so I don't know!

    Everyone else will wait until the NIPT results come back.

    @rpparker: I'm sorry your friend didn't take your news so well... hopefully just chalk it up to a Bridezilla moment and she'll be happier about it once it sinks in.

  8. lioneyes

    persimmon / 1020 posts

    I’ve told a few friends and my parents. Doing the blood draw for my cell-free DNA this week so when the results come back next week if they are good we will tell my ILs when we see them at 12 weeks. Will probably wait to be open about it until after our 13 week ultrasound.
    Still have constant nausea that gets very bad in the afternoon/evening (I’m 10.5 weeks). Eating (basically plain carbs and oranges) and ice water help.

  9. Mama Bird

    nectarine / 2520 posts

    @rpparker: I'm considering telling my boss, because I've got some physically intense work coming up and I'm not sure I'm up to it. There's really no point though, we're somehow understaffed despite new hires, and it's not like anyone can fill in for me... so will wait longer unless it turns out I'm really struggling.

    It's not hard to figure out though, it's probably all bloat but I've already got a belly.

  10. rpparker

    apricot / 254 posts

    @RKitty: I can’t take credit, I read it on another board a few weeks ago and it resonated with me!

    Told my boss today! He set up an appointment with HR to go through timing of my leave. My boss at my previous job and first pregnancy was so unprofessional (asked if it was planned and other things) that this was much more pleasant!

    @RKitty: This weekend would be a fun time to share and it would be hard to sit through a baby shower without spilling the beans! And yes, I’m counting my friend’s reaction as just bring overwhelmed with wedding stuff!

    @lioneyes: Sorry you are still feeling crappy! I wish ice water helped me-I always want a coke with crushed ice!

    @Mama Bird: I feel like mine is a legit belly too. I almost uninstalled an app today that said something like “even though you aren’t showing yet...”

  11. RKitty

    cherry / 217 posts

    November 2018 Moms

    11/03: @Rkitty (#2)
    11/10: @lioneyes (#2)
    11/15: @rpparker (#2)
    11/18: @Marfi (#1)
    11/21: @Mama Bird (#3)

    @MrsMom: When you get your C-Section scheduled or if you know the date we can add you to list too Or use your Dec date too...

  12. RKitty

    cherry / 217 posts

    It's funny you all are enjoying ice water and coke. Those are like the two things to trigger vomiting for me right now!

  13. Mama Bird

    nectarine / 2520 posts

    @RKitty: That's so hard! I hated water when I was pregnant with DD. It smelled. I'd wash and wash my cup, and I still smelled something vile. I think I spent a fortune on juices and Gatorade back then.

    Can't wait for first trimester to end. I'm not queasy, but the fatigue and headaches are hitting me hard. I wake up in the morning and my first thought is "I'm so sleepy!!!" and that's all I think of, even on good days.

  14. rpparker

    apricot / 254 posts

    Ya'll...I mentioned in a previous post I had a less that excited response from a friend about me being pregnant in her wedding. Well she called me last night and she was livid. Told me that I "blindsided" her. I had already told a mutual friend of ours because she has a daughter similar age to mine, understood stress of early pregnancy, and we had shared struggles together before. She was livid I had told this other friend first. I'm 10 weeks tomorrow, this is "early" to tell a n y o n e! I know that when you are getting married that's all you can think of so I'm trying to give her a moment but I'm also not going to apologize for being pregnant!

  15. MrsMom

    apricot / 326 posts

    @RKitty: Thanks, I will keep you updated. I go for my first appointment/dating scan May 18.

  16. MrsMom

    apricot / 326 posts

    @rpparker: That's so sad that she's acting like that. Although I have a family member who is always livid if I tell anyone anything before her so I get how hard it can be to have someone mad at you when it's supposed to be a good thing. One of my bridesmaids told me she was pregnant and I was ecstatic, I promptly ordered the dress in a bigger size for us to alter to fit her. I think it's the stigma of weddings are supposed to be all about the bride, but this isn't a movie and real peoples lives must go on. I'm so sorry you're dealing with this.

  17. RKitty

    cherry / 217 posts

    @Mama Bird: That would be horrible! I can drink water but room temp. Or really really small sips of ice water. I'm hoping it goes away soon.

    I'm glad the I'm nearing the end of the fatigue of 1st trimester. Or at least it been better the last couple of days. I think alot of my exhaustion is due to waking up every couple of hours to pee....

  18. RKitty

    cherry / 217 posts

    @rpparker: wow... I'm sorry your friend has reacted so negatively. If she's this much of a Bridezilla now I hate to think how bad she'll get closer to the wedding. Hopefully she'll come to her senses but you're right you don't need to apologize about being pregnant or not telling her first - would she want you to tell her before you told hubby/SO? Just breathe and let it go, it's her problem not yours.

  19. rpparker

    apricot / 254 posts

    @MrsMom: So true! I had a bridesmaid in my wedding have a tragic, tragic accident occur to a friend the morning of the wedding. It's life!

    @RKitty: Ah thanks! Good advice.

  20. MrsMom

    apricot / 326 posts

    @rpparker: And I agree with @RKitty:, You don't need to apologize and being pregnant this early is stressful enough that you don't need to have anxiety over how SHE's feeling. Take care of yourself first.


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