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Emily Spinach
Oct 20, 2010
I'm in a bad mood and you made a stupid take about politics in PYF so enjoy replacing your avatars.


My Shark Waifuu posted:

Sounds like it to me! Babies, especially when they're still small, can move around a lot so the sensation can be anywhere in the abdomen. Savor the cute little flutters, it'll be full-on kicks to the ribs before you know it!

Ha, can't wait... A friend was saying one of the reasons the third trimester was best for her was because she was too big for the baby to hit her ribs anymore.

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Tamarillo
Aug 6, 2009


My son spent his third trimester with his rear end under the right side of my ribcage, I was constantly trying to shove him down to no avail. My stretch marks follow the line of where his spine ran down the right hand side of my abdomen.

marchantia
Nov 5, 2009

WHAT IS THIS

Emily Spinach posted:

So everything I've read says that when you first feel the baby start to move, it can feel like fluttering or tickling. Other than "the abdomen," can the location of the sensation be narrowed down more? Off and on for the past few days, I've been feeling a light sensation, which I would call fluttering or tickling, around my belly. It sort of feels like it's in the skin, like not on the surface but maybe an inch or two deep? Does that sound about right? Fwiw I'm at 16 weeks 4 days, which might be a bit early for quickening in a first pregnancy, idk.

It feels like the area where you can sometimes feel gas bubbles in your intestines. So like, just under your belly button? It felt like a goldfish touching the side of a bag of water to me, only I'm the bag. Lol. It was hard for me to tell apart GI gurgling and early movement.

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Jan 29, 2016


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ExtrudeAlongCurve
Oct 21, 2010

Lambert is my Homeboy


Tamarillo posted:

My son spent his third trimester with his rear end under the right side of my ribcage, I was constantly trying to shove him down to no avail. My stretch marks follow the line of where his spine ran down the right hand side of my abdomen.

Mind spent the last trimester with a foot jammed towards my left lung. It was especially alarming when I realized it was far enough up that the epidural didn't quite reach that far during labor. When he was born, I told him "well at least you're kicking me from the outside now."

hallo spacedog
Apr 3, 2007

this chaos is killing me



marchantia posted:

It feels like the area where you can sometimes feel gas bubbles in your intestines. So like, just under your belly button? It felt like a goldfish touching the side of a bag of water to me, only I'm the bag. Lol. It was hard for me to tell apart GI gurgling and early movement.

Same here, I thought I was just super gassy at the beginning. Later on it becomes discreet movements.

remigious
May 13, 2009

Destruction comes inevitably




Hell Gem

Yeah the best I can describe those early movements was like a bubbling? Sort of like a lava lamp inside.

the_chavi
Mar 2, 2005



Toilet Rascal

remigious posted:

Yeah the best I can describe those early movements was like a bubbling? Sort of like a lava lamp inside.

Yeah, it's akin to the feeling of "oh god, I'm going to have terrible diarrhea in about thirty minutes."

Emily Spinach
Oct 20, 2010
I'm in a bad mood and you made a stupid take about politics in PYF so enjoy replacing your avatars.


Hm, this doesn't feel quite as forceful as gas--it's much lighter. It hasn't gone away though, although it's still off and on.

Also, for folks still thinking about the covid vaccine, preliminary results released today of a study reviewing about 2.5 months of early data from the vsafe and vaers registries doesn't show any increased risk of adverse effects.

Tamarillo
Aug 6, 2009


And with that, another successful embryo transfer. We lucked out needing IVF in the first place but poo poo we've had good luck with how much treatment we've needed. Obviously still very early days and lots than can go wrong but we're doing very well to get two pregnancies from two transfers from one cycle.

hallo spacedog
Apr 3, 2007

this chaos is killing me



Tamarillo posted:

And with that, another successful embryo transfer. We lucked out needing IVF in the first place but poo poo we've had good luck with how much treatment we've needed. Obviously still very early days and lots than can go wrong but we're doing very well to get two pregnancies from two transfers from one cycle.

Good luck and glad to hear it's going well for you so far. Fingers crossed.


At 36 wk today. I went in to see the doctor and I am apparently 1 cm dilated so... This could happen sooner than planned. Hoping to just at least make it to 37 wk. Still so much I need to do!

Koivunen
Oct 7, 2011

there's definitely no logic
to human behaviour

hallo spacedog posted:

Good luck and glad to hear it's going well for you so far. Fingers crossed.


At 36 wk today. I went in to see the doctor and I am apparently 1 cm dilated so... This could happen sooner than planned. Hoping to just at least make it to 37 wk. Still so much I need to do!

I was 1cm dilated with my first baby for several weeks. It doesnít necessarily mean the baby will come early, but you should probably do all your things anyway!

hallo spacedog
Apr 3, 2007

this chaos is killing me



Koivunen posted:

I was 1cm dilated with my first baby for several weeks. It doesn’t necessarily mean the baby will come early, but you should probably do all your things anyway!

Good to know, the doctor was just like... well it doesn't mean you are ready to go right away but it also doesn't mean you aren't!

We are prepping the go bag for the hospital this week and trying to get the last few things (car seat installation, set up bassinet/pack n play) and then we should be as ready as we can be.

BadSamaritan
May 2, 2008

crumb by crumb in this big black forest



hallo spacedog posted:

well it doesn't mean you are ready to go right away but it also doesn't mean you aren't!

pregnancy, weeks 36-41

hallo spacedog
Apr 3, 2007

this chaos is killing me



BadSamaritan posted:

pregnancy, weeks 36-41

Seems like it... I am kinda hoping to go next week honestly because currently the things I can comfortably do in my day to day life are... "Sit down for a little bit until I become dizzy," and "lay on my side." Luckily I am healthy, baby seems healthy but boy am I tired of being unable to do literally anything.

hallo spacedog
Apr 3, 2007

this chaos is killing me



I am in a weird and anxious situation right now that I am not totally sure what to do about. I am 37 wk 3 days today. Big wall of text incoming but I am freaking out a little right now and not totally sure what to even do.
On Monday I saw my OBGYN, all signs and vitals were good but I was a bit exhausted because of my 2nd covid shot.

Monday night we had no AC and it was extremely hot in the house. I was very itchy, I get itchy from time to time all over my legs, mostly on the lower leg but also near the thighs as well. I realized it could be the heat but nothing helped. I looked online and read about cholestasis of pregnancy. Talked to the nurses line. One of the things that stuck out to me was I have this mostly benign thing called Gilbert syndrome that effects the amount of bilirubin in my body so it stuck out to me. Eventually fell asleep around 4.

My doctor called Tues morning and sounded very concerned. She told me I should get in contact with the appointment line and make an in person or virtual appt for as soon as possible as she was out of the office for the next week. That I should ask about getting labs, and said the enzyme test would take a day but the bile acid test would take longer, and I should ask the doctor that saw me about whether they should put me on further monitoring or should they induce me in the meantime while waiting on the bile acid test. She really did seem concerned but I can't talk to her right now because like I mentioned she is not available until next Monday.

Anyway, I got to speak to the Dr Tuesday around 1:30. The baby had been moving fine in the am based on my kick count. The doctor I spoke to was much less concerned sounding because I didn't really feel like I had itching in my hands and feet, mostly on my legs. She said they definitely do not want to induce without some kind of proof there is an issue. I went in for the test and for monitoring. The monitoring went great and baby was fine so I was relieved. Still itchy and a bit stressed last night but took some benadryl.

I got back the enzyme test in the AM, one of the enzymes seemed elevated a little but the doctor who I saw seemed to feel it was totally ok. I have been paying attention all day today and baby was active at the normal active times. However the baby has quieted down late in the evening and I haven't felt much kicking. I am still very itchy and now I am worried I feel it in my hands and feet but that could also be psychosomatic. I know the bile acid test won't be back for a few more days but I am so anxious and on edge I don't know what to do or even what I should be doing. Should I be more actively trying to get further monitoring? How often should I be doing kick counts etc...? Should I assume the ones from earlier are fine or should I be panicked because I haven't felt much movement late tonight? My healthcare system has an urgent care unit, I don't know if I should be driving over there right now to ask them to do more monitoring or if it really is safe and okay to just wait the next few days. I am just agonizing about this issue since I know it can cause late term stillbirth and I feel caught in between differing opinions. I don't want to be so passive about it that I let something bad happen but it seems like there's nothing to do but wait the 4-5 days this test takes to get results.

I guess if anyone has any thoughts or experience in this area please let me know, I am freaking out a little right now.

My Shark Waifuu
Dec 9, 2012



Oh dear, that sounds rough I have no advice for the medical side of things, but during my bog-standard pregnancy there were definitely periods of time where my baby was less active because she was asleep. Maybe eat something sweet to see if the sugar rush wakes them up?

hallo spacedog
Apr 3, 2007

this chaos is killing me



My Shark Waifuu posted:

Oh dear, that sounds rough I have no advice for the medical side of things, but during my bog-standard pregnancy there were definitely periods of time where my baby was less active because she was asleep. Maybe eat something sweet to see if the sugar rush wakes them up?

I did have some fruit and yogurt and was able to get about 10 + movements in a couple of minutes span so I feel a bit relieved about that. Just not sure if I am doing enough right now or if I should be insisting on more ... More of what exactly I'm not totally sure.

boquiabierta
May 27, 2010

"I will throw my best friend an abortion party if she wants one"


I can't tell you what to do but I can tell you it's definitely reassuring your baby responded to the sugar test. I was induced at 37+1 because my baby wasn't moving very much and he did NOT respond to drinking orange juice or anything sweet. (He was born totally healthy and fine and we still don't know why he mostly stopped moving, but I did my own sugar test at home and then they gave me more juice at the hospital and he didn't respond either time. It wasn't an emergency but I agreed with being induced for peace of mind.)

hallo spacedog
Apr 3, 2007

this chaos is killing me



It has been super nerve wracking but luckily I am going in for more monitoring today. The baby does continue to respond each time I eat food so like you said that continues to be reassuring as well. The nurses and doctors I have spoken to all say to keep focused on doing the kick counts for now.

femcastra
Apr 25, 2008

If you want him,
come and knit him!


Itís so hard because you feel like youíre overreacting but at the same time your brain goes through all the what ifs. With my first I had an anterior placenta so what I felt the first time was muffled anyway. I went in for monitoring and she woke up to have a party, very reassuring. I hope the same thing happens for you.

hallo spacedog
Apr 3, 2007

this chaos is killing me



Exactly! The second round of monitoring went really well so that's reassuring - on that end everything seems good for now. We are just waiting on the results of the bile acid tests which could come over the weekend to see if I need to be induced. I guess the scariest part is I have no conception of how fast something could go from great and fine to totally hosed up.

hallo spacedog
Apr 3, 2007

this chaos is killing me



Happy Mother's Day to moms and moms to be.

MistressMeeps
Dec 26, 2017


Anyone know a good app for tracking calories and macronutrients that isn't entirely weight loss geared? I was using LoseIt! for a diet before my tests started coming back positive, but it doesn't want to let me input a specific maintenance calorie goal that I can adjust by trimester. I know I could keep using LoseIt! but all the red bars from "overeating" make me sad...

Carotid
Dec 18, 2008



MyFitnessPal has a "Maintain weight" option so it doesn't post updates on your feed every time you lose weight.

Tamarillo
Aug 6, 2009


Morning sickness started at 5.5 weeks. Where is the justice in the world? RIP my next 8 weeks.

Grumio
Sep 20, 2001

in culina est

Tamarillo posted:

Morning sickness started at 5.5 weeks. Where is the justice in the world? RIP my next 8 weeks.

Could be worse, my wife's started the day before her period was due

Emily Spinach
Oct 20, 2010
I'm in a bad mood and you made a stupid take about politics in PYF so enjoy replacing your avatars.


Tamarillo posted:

Morning sickness started at 5.5 weeks. Where is the justice in the world? RIP my next 8 weeks.

It was the same for me, it sucked (although thankfully never had any vomiting).

Got my anatomy scan tomorrow. I got excited when looking at the appointment instructions because the hospital system had updated their visitor policies to allow a single visitor for outpatient visits (previously prohibited), but it turns out my midwife's office is part of the group of offices excluded from the new policy.

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marchantia
Nov 5, 2009

WHAT IS THIS

MistressMeeps posted:

Anyone know a good app for tracking calories and macronutrients that isn't entirely weight loss geared? I was using LoseIt! for a diet before my tests started coming back positive, but it doesn't want to let me input a specific maintenance calorie goal that I can adjust by trimester. I know I could keep using LoseIt! but all the red bars from "overeating" make me sad...

I have premium lose it so it may be locked behind that, but it lets me set a "fixed" budget number when I go into my profile and edit calories. You could also go and modify your "goals" to get around the calorie goal you are looking for, mess with how much your weekly weight loss and activity (maintenance is an option too). I also see an option to adjust calories from there too. Not sure if all of that is locked behind premium though.

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