klinger13 wrote:Mellow - I'm glad you joined us! I can't imagine the pain you've gone through with the loss of your son. Hopefully your upcoming ultrasound will go great and you can breathe a little easier after seeing the heartbeat. There seems to be a few of us with older children on this thread. Mine are 21 & 18 (my husband has no children of his own so this will be his first) and I think Sonya's children are also early 20s. How old are your teens? And how are they feeling about the pregnancy so far?
Gina - great u/s pics!! The babies are looking so cute!! I'm glad you're being monitored so closely and hopefully all will go well from here on out. Hope you start feeling better soon with the Zofran.
Blair - Any update on your u/s? I think you said it was for today.
Soooooo extremely happy for you!!! What an amazing feeling it must have been for you!!! and YES.....you better join us! CONGRATS AGAIN!!!!!!riogirl71 wrote:Can I join you now?
Seriously - can you believe this? I have been in a complete panic over seeing a sac and nothing else in the last week and today:
TWO GORGEOUS HEARTS BEATING!
I am in complete shock and DH is scared out of his mind! I was looking so hard at the monitor and I saw a flicker and asked is that a hearbeat? And OB said yep, it sure it, so I was crying tears of joy and squeezing DH's hand when OB said, I see tow hearts beating Whaaaaaaaaaaaat? He said the y both measure fine, I don't even remember a number or anything but he said they are both perfect and both hearts beating. I am still in disbelief. THen OB commented, a lot can change in week huh? WOW, I need to digest this news. I am so happy! I could not wait to move to this side but was so scared!
Gina- your OB could be right but I would get your cervical length checked asap. I hate when doctors say general stuff like that without checking you!!!!! If you are having any issues the sooner it is addressed the better. I had that same feeling and it was my first pregnancy. Not to frighten you, but it is worth being proactive. Cervical incompetence is very undiagnosed. I started to funnel and shorten at 15 weeks and nothing was done by my MFM until week 19. Had I known then what I know now I wouldn't have just taken a doctor's opinion with such confidence. Sending you strong cervix vibes!!!gina55 wrote:Karen, I have been feeling some pressure, kind of like they're going to just fall out. My OB says it's because it's my 4th pregnancy, I'm hoping it's not my cervix. I don't go back for another appointment until January 5th. They will check my cervix at MFM, I guess they will measure it? My OB said I can come in anytime if I'm feeling uncomfortable with the pressure, we will see.
Rio, congrats and welcome! I had the same sort of situation. We implanted 2 embryos were told at 6 weeks there was only 1 and no heartbeat, a week later we had 2 with heartbeats. The best surprise ever! Our twins are identical.
Stephanie, the Zofran is working, thank god! Hope you're feeling better!
Have a great weekend everyone!
You do what you have to do! Most places of business are going to put the needs of the company over an employee. Stick to your guns! Your health and the babies is priority!!!! Period!Happy Bunny wrote:Sonya: I'm sorry to hear about your MIL. Good for your hubby for sticking up for you... So many otherwise good husbands cower when their crazy mothers act out.
Rio: Welcome aboard the baby train!!! Congrats!
AFM: I'm a bit miffed at my job. I requested an hours reduction starting January 01 due to exhaustion. My boss passive-aggressively pushed for me to wait until 01 February. I wouldn't want this if I had an easy job but I'm a chemistry lab supervisor; I work in a dirty, nasty lab that reeks of solvent and oil. I've never once, in three years, had a lunch break and most days, I don't get to eat without interruptions. It can literally take me an hour to eat a small frozen dinner because I have to keep stopping to do something. The stress is so mind blowing that we had to hire my replacement from outside the company because no one wanted to be promoted, even for a substantial increase in their income.
I plan on leaving when I have the baby and my replacement is already been hired and is training. My boss is insecure and is trying to manipulate me into doing what she wants over what I need. I told her that I would re-evaluate my request when I write the schedule for 01 January (ie, think about it for a minute and then schedule it). Immediately, she then says "Okay,
so we have you going down to 30 hours per week on 01 February". NO, NO, NO!!! I was being generous by waiting until 01 January. What an asshat - I'm doing this - on January 01, it's 30 hours or 0 hours.
Sorry for the rant... I'm just angry.
Sonya- Wow, you have a real crazy on your hands. You are right to never stay there. Is there any way to cancel their visit to your home. You really don't need her hateful ways. I bet she can't help herself but this time is about you and baby being healthy! Now is not a good time for mean visitors. Or anytime really. I'm so sorry you have a crazy MIL!!!!DandMe wrote:Mellow I"m so happy you are here - and those are amazing betas so I wouldn't worry too much about the upcoming ultrasound... I can't imagine how difficult it was to lose your son.. for your entire family. I'm really looking forward to sharing the next few months watching you have a wonderful pregnancy!
Gina the ultrasound pics are amazing... I'm in my 11th week (just finished my tenth) and that's freaky how much they change so quickly.
Rio - twins? Amazing! Well done! Huge congratulations to you both (or all four of you, I suppose!) LOL
Everyone else.... not too much time to post a lot - sorry... DH and I are in the city for one of his meetings and I've been enjoying some shopping and today four hours at a spa.... too nice.
Had a horrid, horrid encounter with the MIL on Tuesday night. Walked in on her telling my DH that she was seeking professional help because I have 'ripped her life apart'. before I met the woman my DH told me she was crazy (his words, not mine) and since then, she's taken every opportunity to pretend to like me (or maybe even really wants to) but makes hurtful, snide comments when we're alone, and has managed to wreck or impact every important event that was important to me... including my wedding day. Her entire family caters to her freaky need to be the centre of attention, her husband does nothing he enjoys nor lives where he wants to live so she's happy and content. And then along comes me. I ignore her when she's horrid to me, and I tell her to her face that she's being selfish or immature (like when she actually stomped her feet and pounded the table when she thought I was making the salad for dinner when it was her job - I was cutting veggies for my rice dish). And when she told me my wedding ceremony was 'a waste of time', I was polite, but distant when she arrived for the wedding - then on my wedding day she threw a four hour FIT because I was 'rude' to her.. and we ended up having the ceremony two hours late and everything was a disaster. It goes on and on. This was our first visit after finding out we are viably pregnant... and again.. she made it ALL about her... I am so sick of this woman. She cannot stand anyone else having a special moment or getting attention of any kind. I shudder to think what it will be like when the baby arrives.
She even refused to talk about the baby after we arrived... and when we called her on it she said "what do you expect of me? It wasn't a big deal when *I* was pregnant!". My DH said.. "that's because you were just another 21 year old who got married and had a baby. This has been three years, lots of sadness, pain, travel, money and my ONLY chance of being a father and you being a grandmother. THIS IS A BIG DEAL!!"
I will never, ever stay there again... I swear. I'll be nice, but I won't stay there. And they are coming to stay with us at christmas. Lovely. Can't wait. Sigh.
Sorry for the rant!