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Nov '13 - Appointments

  1. fussygal

    pomegranate / 3580 posts

    @T.H.O.U. I'm excited to hear how your appt. goes! We'll be thinking of you!

  2. Mrs. J

    pomelo / 5132 posts

    @T.H.O.U.: Ahh, so excited for you!!!!

  3. T.H.O.U.

    wonderful clementine / 24134 posts

    @fussygal: @Mrs. J: thanks ladies

    Unfortunately they could see a sac and yolk but no baby. Waiting a week for more news.

  4. lilteacherbee

    cantaloupe / 6791 posts

    @T.H.O.U.: ahh, I'm sure thats totally nerve-wracking. I really hope you get some good news! Did they sound positive at your appointment?

  5. MrsTiz

    cantaloupe / 6800 posts

    @T.H.O.U.: maybe you aren't as far along as you thought? When will you know more?

  6. DigAPony

    pear / 1787 posts

    @T.H.O.U.: crossing my fingers that perhaps you're just not as far along as you thought--sending good thoughts your way!

  7. T.H.O.U.

    wonderful clementine / 24134 posts

    Thanks ladies. No the doctor was not positive. I was tracking my period and I got a positive opk so I am fairly certain about my dates. Based on what they saw I would have to be over a week off. I can't do an HCG draw because levels may still be rising even though there is no baby. So we are waiting a week and will do another scan.

  8. Maysprout

    grapefruit / 4800 posts

    @T.H.O.U.: Sorry to hear that. How are you feeling?
    I was a bit over a week off with my first and we used a loose version of NFP, we'd avoided getting pregnant for years though and got pregnant our first cycle not avoiding certain days so I feel like we must have had a fairly good idea but were still off.

  9. ChitownRo

    clementine / 940 posts

    @T.H.O.U.: fingers crossed it will all be ok next week - hopefully just too early to see. I'm sorry that you have this brutal week of waiting ahead

  10. mrsmacandcheese

    blogger / clementine / 985 posts

    @T.H.O.U.: I hope this week goes by really quickly for you. Thinking of you!!

  11. fussygal

    pomegranate / 3580 posts

    @T.H.O.U. Thinking of you! I can't imagine how worried you must be, but hoping for the absolute best next week and that this week zooms by.

  12. Turd Ferguson

    pomegranate / 3160 posts

    @T.H.O.U.: just sayin it again, thinkin of you, lady!

  13. Cara M. 17

    clementine / 825 posts

    @T.H.O.U.: I am so sorry to hear this about your first appointment. I hope this week goes quickly and you receive better news next week.

    I have my first midwife appointment on April 17th (8 weeks).

  14. Mrs. J

    pomelo / 5132 posts

    @T.H.O.U.: Thinking of you!!!

  15. DigAPony

    pear / 1787 posts

    I had an appointment with a nutritionist at the health department today, and I've lost five pounds since I found out I was pregnant (about two weeks ago). I haven't been trying to lose weight but have been trying to make healthier choices, so I was pretty pleased! They told me to aim for a weight gain of 11-20 pounds, so being -5 is a good place to be. Just wanted to share.

    @Cara M. 17: What kind of midwife are you going to? I wanted to find a home birth midwife but it didn't work out with my insurance, so I'm going to a nurse midwife at the hospital.

  16. Ash

    honeydew / 7909 posts

    I haven't made my appointment yet. I'll call next week but I have to decide if I want to stay with my midwife or switch to a different practice. My midwife only delivers at the hospital I worked at and I didn't like a lot of the labor nurses there so I'm not sure if I want them seeing my hooha. Ha! I would like a tub birth tho and I can only do that there. Decisions decisions!

  17. Cara M. 17

    clementine / 825 posts

    @DigAPony: Sounds like you are doing well with your weight! I have been so hungry these last couple weeks but I am definitely eating more healthy so I hope this helps me too! I am seeing a certified nurse midwife that delivers at the hospital I feel most comfortable in. This is my first pregnancy so I would like to deliver in the hospital, but feel my chances of medical interventions will hopefully be less with a CNM.

  18. Turd Ferguson

    pomegranate / 3160 posts

    I fiiiinally go in for my first appointment tomorrow at 10:00. Kind of excited (though I'm not sure what for...there isn't any heartbeat/ultrasound or anything)...kind of terrified! I'm seeing my OB/GYN that I've seen for awhile now. I was going to go the midwife route at the hospital, but really didn't find one I clicked with. I'm also a worrier, so I figured I'd just cover all of my bases in case (gawd-forbid) something happens. I DO want to do a waterbirth at the hospital though, and my OB is totally in on that, so that's cool.

    We'll see what happens!

  19. MrsTiz

    cantaloupe / 6800 posts

    @ms.janedoe: A water birth? You go girl! I'm too much of a chicken for that!

  20. Ash

    honeydew / 7909 posts

    @ms.janedoe: me too! That's why I want to stay with my current midwife -I'd love a water birth!

  21. Cara M. 17

    clementine / 825 posts

    @ms.janedoe: I am so jealous you can have a water birth! I am able to labor in the tub at our hospital, but not have an actual water birth.

  22. shellio

    pear / 1614 posts

    @T.H.O.U.: So sorry to hear this I will look forward to hearing better news after your appointment next week!

  23. DigAPony

    pear / 1787 posts

    @Cara M. 17: Sounds like we are on the same page re: as few medical interventions as possible.

    @ms.janedoe: @Ash: My goal is also a water birth! The birthing suites at the hospital here have nice big tubs.

  24. MrsTiz

    cantaloupe / 6800 posts

    I have my appointment this morning, hoping for a good strong heartbeat! I'm nervous it's too early though.

  25. Ash

    honeydew / 7909 posts

    @MrsTiz: prayers for a healthy little baby!

  26. Turd Ferguson

    pomegranate / 3160 posts

    @MrsTiz: Can't wait to hear how it goes!

    I go in at 10:00 for my first appointment...getting excited for...medical history and blood draws? Fingers crossed I can get a heartbeat or ultrasound set up soooon.

  27. MrsTiz

    cantaloupe / 6800 posts

    Measured right on schedule and heard a good strong heartbeat of 124! Next appt is April 10 for bloodwork

  28. Bao

    GOLD / wonderful apricot / 22276 posts

    @MrsTiz: That's great!!

  29. Turd Ferguson

    pomegranate / 3160 posts

    @MrsTiz: Yay!

  30. lilteacherbee

    cantaloupe / 6791 posts

    @MrsTiz: Yay! Beautiful little bean

  31. MrsTiz

    cantaloupe / 6800 posts

    @Bao: @lilteacherbee: @ms.janedoe: I'm feeling really good about it now! My Dr told me that pregnancies with nausea/vomiting usually are healthier pregnancies so we're all covered there lol!

    Who's next to get an U/S?

  32. fussygal

    pomegranate / 3580 posts

    @mrstiz What an adorable little u/s!

  33. Maysprout

    grapefruit / 4800 posts

    @MrsTiz: Congrats! Glad you can relax a bit.

    I just had a nurse's appointment today and was really pleasantly surprised. A lot of people prefer a different hospital but the one I went to seemed pretty laid back and the nurse I talked to was very supportive about still breastfeeding while pregnant. There was a bit of confusion about the ultrasound, which wasn't scheduled though I had been told it had, but they still found me a spot on friday, I just have to wait for the drs appointment until tuesday instead of right after. Kind of stinks because the ultrasound is at a diff time and my husband had been planning on coming and I'd lined up a babysitter, but ah well, hopefully DH can still come.

  34. Turd Ferguson

    pomegranate / 3160 posts

    Just got done with my appointment...2 hours later... Lots of questions, bloodwork, poking/prodding, and an ultrasound for 2 weeks from now!

    I was a little ticked off--both the nurse and doctor were SO confused about my last period date (December 26th). I kept telling them I charted (had a copy) and ovulated on February 18th. The nurse was like, "Yeah, but we need to know your last period date to calculate your EDD." DUDE, you CAN'T use that, it was in DECEMBER. She was all, "So you really think you're 3 months pregnant then?!" NO. Are you stupid?

    Then the doctor came in and was asking the same questions so I showed her my chart and she made a comment that, "we typically don't like charting because it's so unreliable and doesn't show anything..." Then after reviewing it she was like, "well...yeah, I guess this one is pretty good...yeah, I'd probably have to agree that the 18th is when you ovulated..." BOOM.

    Anyway, it went really well and I'm super excited for the ultrasound in a few weeks! I think we're going to go ahead and tell our parents this weekend and next weekend regardless, but NO ONE else until much later.

  35. Turd Ferguson

    pomegranate / 3160 posts

    @MrsTiz: How far along are you again? 7 weeks? I can't remember and I'm too lazy to dig up the Due Date thread...

  36. MrsTiz

    cantaloupe / 6800 posts

    @ms.janedoe: 7 weeks tomorrow! you?

  37. Turd Ferguson

    pomegranate / 3160 posts

    @MrsTiz: 6 weeks and 2 days!

  38. MrsTiz

    cantaloupe / 6800 posts

    @ms.janedoe: You are right behind me then. I'm 6 +5. Wait, that would make Friday 7 weeks, oops!

  39. Mrs. J

    pomelo / 5132 posts

    @MrsTiz: yayy!

  40. Mrs. J

    pomelo / 5132 posts

    I see the midwives at my OB GYN practice. Next time I go, I get to meet a different one!

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