inkysgrl

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Hi everyone. This is my first post under this forum and I am so excited to be here.

 

I found out I was prego at about 6 months 3 weeks post op. I would have been about 5 weeks prego at the time. My husband was so excited for me to take the test he stsood over me like a hawk when I tried to pee on the stick. I told him to stand out side bc I couldnt pee while he was watching but the moment I was done he was there watching the test. LOL.

 

Tomorrow I will be 17 weeks. I can believe I am prego. I got prego when I was 17 but lost it 2 days after I found out. My husband and I have been trying for 8 years to get pregnant. I lost 100# from my highest weight before I got knocked up. I have gained 6-8# depending on the day. Nutritionalist and OB states I should only gain 15-25 per my BMI. Hope I can stick with in that range.

 

I have an appointment on sept 14th with new OB. I will be 17 1/2 weeks along. I hope she will do an ultra sound so I can make sure baby wookie is doing good. I hope I can start feelings some flutters inside to know baby is moving around. Not knowing is killing me. I did have an ultrasound at 12 weeks and baby was very active with heart beat of 163.

 

Do you think they can find out gender at 17 1/2 weeks? I know they say normally 18-20 but is 3 days really going to make a differance?? Maybe it does. 

 

Weather its a boy or girl, I dont care, just as long as baby and I are healthy!!!!

 

Due Date Feb 18th, 216

 

Congrats to everyone.

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Very cool! Congratulations! I had a blood DNA test at 11 weeks and found out the gender that way. Make sure you stay on top of your labs, esp. iron. I had to have an iron transfusion. It wasn't a big deal. Also, beware the gestational diabetes test.

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Yes I was diabetic before surgery and a week after I was off my insulin. I check my morning sugars every day now and they are around 78-84. I take an iron pill everyday anyways, so I hope that will help with my iron levels. I hope they do all the lab work on monday. This is my first so I am so new at this. My main thing is wanting to know which route my new OB will be taking about me being high risk or not because of surgery. I think once I start to feel wookie moving around I will not worry as much. When you start feeling the flutter, is it very noticeble? I am 17 weeks today. Yippie!! I have military insurance and not sure if they would pay for blood DNA test, but I guess I will wait since I am so close to the time of finding out anyways.

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The distinction about whether you're declared high risk isn't important. What matters is that you get the monitoring you need to keep you and the wookie healthy. In your first post you mentioned hoping the OB would do the ultrasound to determine sex at your appointment. What you're referring to is a Level 2 Ultrasound. Its purpose is to detect any anatomical abnormalities; being able to determine sex is just a fringe benefit. If your health system is like mine, that test you'll get an order to do that ultrasound at the hospital, and it will be supervised by the high risk OB.

As Grapey mentioned, beware if the gestational diabetes test. In fact, ask your OB what else you could do to check your glucose metabolism, maybe checking your blood sugar regularly, including after meals, not just fasting; you want to know how you're processing sugar, not just where it's normalizing. There's also been clinical research on doing sequential A1cs during pregnancy. Doing that detects increased risk of having gestational diabetes. If the risk is elevated, then your doctor can investigate further.

The oral glucose tolerance test is standard but likely inappropriate. It's just mean to require a post-bypass woman to drink 50 grams of glucose in no more than 5 minutes. The 10 oz of liquid it's suspended in is a lot to get down that fast for many people, and it's a recipe for a wicked dumping episode if you're prone to it.

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In plac of the glucose test, my OB just had me check my blood sugars after every meal for 24 hours.

I really didn't start feeling the baby move til 22 ish weeks, I think. They say it's normal for a first time mom to feel things later.

Being high risk meant that I had my anatomy scan at the MFM (high risk OB). I also had a detailed scan of the baby's heart bc of some medicine I took before I knew I was pregnant.

I ended up having a very rough pregnancy, with preterm labor at 25w, but it wasn't bc of the gastric bypass. The docs don't know why it happened. I was in the best health of my life!

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Congrats! I am 14 weeks now, and got pregnant about the same time out post op. I too was Type 2 diabetic prior to WLS, my A1C was down to 4.7 post op. I found myself having low sugars between meals so have had to switch to 4 meals a day, about every 4 hours I eat. I have been in close contact with my endocrinologists office and last week I went in and got a continuous glucose monitor put on. I wore it for 6 days, and it took a sugar measure every 5 minutes for the entire 6 days. I had to track what I ate with time and carbs if known so they could match it up with the monitor results. I just returned it today and am awaiting the results. The machine was maybe 2 inches and circular, while it slightly annoying to have it on I felt it was the best and easiest way to get a complete picture of what my sugars did during all hours. I have already decided that I would more then willingly wear it again later in the pregnancy if it would help to again get 100% accurate 24 hour numbers. We saw our OB last Friday and she was very pleased to hear I had opted to wear the meter and am closely working with the specialist. On another note, my doc has qualified me as normal pregnancy, but due to medical history we are having a Level II scan with MFM docs anyways. I told my husband we needed to finish up and pick a girls name before out next ultrasound cuz I would feel so guilty if they told us gender and its a girl when we only had a boys name lol

 

BTW my husband is a huge Star Wars fan and I love that you are calling the baby your wookie!

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Just an update. I was able to find out that baby wookie is going to be a boy. Will call him Xander Gage. OB say s everything looks great and all tests came back negative.  My platelets are a little high but that is normal for my, but looked up a few things online and noticed by research I am still in the normal range. Doesnt seem like OB is to concerend about my platelet count. I cant believe that Thursday I will be half way through pregnancy. Still not feeling any movement from Xander, but I know it will happen sometime soon. If i dont feel him by Oct 14th (next OB appt) I will ask my OB about it.   ~Dani*Bear~ I had surgery 2 days after you. When is your due date?

 

 

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They changed our due date since my last post, it is now March 3, but we have to have a scheduled c-section so our little guy will be born the last week of Feb now. Thursday we will be 18 weeks, so just 2 weeks behind you. We were super impatient with waiting until our next ultrasound (the 20 week full anatomy) to find our gender so we went this past weekend to a place in Boston for an elective scan. We found out we are having a little boy too! His name is Oliver Mark and we couldn't be happier, his 2 big sisters are very happy to know now too so we can call him by name!

I have been feeling movement for a bit but they say with each pregnancy you are more in tune to the first movement feelings and are then aware of them sooner. My 14 year old has had him kick her a few times, the best position for this has been me laying on my back with knees/feet dangling off the bed, she then puts presure on the rounded side of my uterus that we feel for and she feels the whole uterus move when he is annoyed with her pushing too much lol

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Still not feeling any movement from Xander, but I know it will happen sometime soon.

Don't worry if it takes a bit longer to feel him move. I was close to 23 weeks with my first before I felt him move. Nice thing, though, is I had a head's up from my Level II ultrasound that I had an anterior placenta. The doctor cautioned that that, along with it being my first pregnancy, would mean that I likely wouldn't feel movement until later than average. He was right.

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Congrats on little Xander!!  I don't recall with all my pregnancies (I've had 7 pregnancies/11 babies), but I specifically remember with my 2nd one, which was twins, that I went to the doc at 19 weeks  because I was worried I hadn't felt movement and didn't feel well and all was fine...and then at 21.5 weeks I found out it was twins...if the baby kicks in towards the placenta it cushions the feelings so it takes longer to feel it...hope you get to feel flutters soon...it is so reassuring!!  

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Congrats! I'm almost 3 years post-op and 14 weeks 2 days pregnant with baby #3. We found out he was a boy at 12 weeks via ultrasound and it was confirmed via Dna last week. It's amazing the testing they can do now. 

Good luck with everything!

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