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becki
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# Posted: 11 Dec 2003 05:37


Hya guys. I finally got to see my OB/GYN today and here's what he had to say, in a nutshell.
First and foremost, he has no definite explanation as to why my Hcg levels have fluctuated like they have. He said that his only guess would be that I could have been pregnant with twins and lost one of them. But, there is no way now for him to be sure of that.
What matters is that we have a heartbeat, and that is good.
I had been hypothyroid (underactive thyroid) since having the right side of my thyroid removed when I was pregnant with Brennan due to a mass they found on it. With not having insurance, I have had to go to the clinics and it took me from Feb 2000 until Oct 2003 to get the thyroid hormone replacement medication. I had been able to get the birth control shot with the clinic until May 2003 as well. Today, I found out that I likely didn't need the b/c all that time because my thyroid levels were low enough that I was not producing any eggs. Then, I get the thyroid med, can't get b/c and voila within a month I was pregnant. That could have also played a part in the possible twins.
I do not have a hernia afterall. It's just from where Brennan was such a large baby (9+ lbs) that the vertical muscles in my stomach were seperated and permanently weakened so whenever I have any extra abdominal pressure, the abdominal lining will kinda poke out through the weak spot. So basically similiar to a hernia but nothing that will need surgery.
They re-checked my labs again today and are sending me to an endocrinologist Friday to care for the thyroid aspect - as well as the new high blood pressure that I have developed. And Dr. Scobee said he is going to monitor me very closely for awhile to be sure everything with baby is okay.
Hopefully, everything will go unremarkable from here. I'll keep you posted.
Thanks again for everything guys. I just love ya to pieces!!
Becki

bonsai
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# Posted: 11 Dec 2003 05:50


Boy, that was a big nutshell! Sounds like you are getting some answers (kinda) and most is good. Thanks for the update. Hope all goes well.


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heatherposer
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# Posted: 11 Dec 2003 06:32


I'm glad to hear the baby and you are ok,...but not having health ins. makes me so nervous! It's so unfair how exspensive it is to be healthy in this country!

MysticFlux
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# Posted: 11 Dec 2003 06:32


That's great to hear!
Sounds like the past few years have been a wild rollercoaster ride. I don't believe I've ever met anyone that's pushed out anything over 7.9 pounds. That's like... WOW!
hehe
*solutes you*
I couldn't even imagine.
Hope all else ends well.


~Troy~
TigerFrog
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# Posted: 11 Dec 2003 14:15


glad to hear everything's good. and it is so expensive to stay healthy in this country. but we have it a lot better than most people in this world. and 9lbs is a HUGE baby! one of my hubby's co-worker's wife had a baby i guess about a year ago now, their 2nd child and this baby was 12 lbs no joke! he looked so old and was so big. i couldn't imagine pushing ANYTHING out let alone 9 or 12 lbs.


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Whitney
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# Posted: 11 Dec 2003 14:46


My cousin was 11.5 lbs. He came out looking around, and when the Dr. put him on his moms chest, he just sighed, and went to sleep. Never did scream.
Thats great to hear, Becki! I should be calling u later on today if youre up to gabbing with me. Later!


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becki
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# Posted: 11 Dec 2003 17:47


Hehe, believe it or not, Braden only weighed 7lbs but took 11 hours of labor and 3 agonizing hours of pushing yet Brennan was born less than one hour after I arrived at the hospital after laboring at home all day. Odd how it all works out.
And Whitney, I'll be in and out today and this evening - Braden is performing in the X-mas program at school tonite (awww, his first performance) but I'd love to chat if you catch me at home.
As for me I'm utterly exhausted today for some reason - just can't muster up any energy. And I feel really pregnant this morning too - I was sleeping on my tummy and was awakened by this odd sensation of an uncomfortable lump in my tummy as if I were laying on a baseball or something and have had morning sickness more than I have had so far. But, in an odd way, I welcome it - feels much more like what I am used to being normal for pregnant.
Now, if we could only ever decide upon a name........anybody have any pretty, unusual without being too far out there, B names?? I just can't come up with any I really like and I can't get over the whole "Bill, Becki, Braden, Brennan and Jalyn or Ashton - I feel like the baby will feel like an outcast or something. I can find a few boy names I like but beyond Brooklyn, no girl names. Someone said Bailynn......just dunno if I like it or not. Suggestions welcomed.
Becki

Heather
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# Posted: 11 Dec 2003 18:07


Hmm... *B* names...

Bethany
Bonnie
Brandie (Brandee)
Bryanna (Brianna, Breanna)
Braylan
Britney
Bryn


* Heather *

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cheshireycat
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# Posted: 11 Dec 2003 18:13


My oldest nephew was a huge baby, I don't remember if he was 9, 11, or 12 pounds, but he was huge... and his mom barely even showed the whole pregnancy (she's a stick, we don't know how he even fit in her frame). That's just so crazy considering my brother and I were 12.5 pounds together, and then there are babies that weigh that much alone. What's crazier is that next time she had kids (my sister-in-law), she had twins who ended up being premies, and my younger nephews combined were only 8 pounds or less, so the twins together were significantly less than the their big brother So, yeah, it's really odd the way things work out!

B-names, though, um... Brilyn, Brenda, ??


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Whitney
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# Posted: 11 Dec 2003 18:55


I like Brynn. I always thought that was kinda purdy. But with Brennan, I think that might be a tad confusing. Brianna is pretty too, but youre right, it is limited.


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bgkast
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# Posted: 11 Dec 2003 19:14


I'm glad to hear everything is alright.

How about Bryan?


-Bryan
cheshireycat
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# Posted: 11 Dec 2003 21:42


Bryan, are you going to be like George Forman (worse than) and name all your children Bryan, including any girls?


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MysticFlux
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# Posted: 11 Dec 2003 22:22


How 'bout Balthizar?
hehe Just sounds cool to say


~Troy~
sohll
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# Posted: 12 Dec 2003 00:21


I'm glad everything's back on track - you want to be able to enjoy the holidays (especially those holiday programs!) without worrying so much! My kids were 8-4 and 8-6 and (after the hard part...) it was great - they could hold their heads up almost right away (that was my only worry about being a mother - that my kid's head would knock around because I was too clumsy. Strange, but true!).

I teach three sisters named Brook, Brynn and Britta. My daughter is Barbara, which is old-fashioned these days, but she was the only one in her elementary school, high school, and college (as far as we know). She barely had to use her last name ! I like Brianna, too. Balthazar is pushing it, but who knows - we have a Zebulen and a Zechariah at school - could come into fashion, I guess.

Moe


# Posted: 12 Dec 2003 00:34


Balthizar...heard that before. Was it from magic carpet on PS?

M.N
bgkast
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# Posted: 12 Dec 2003 00:43


Bryan, are you going to be like George Forman (worse than) and name all your children Bryan, including any girls?


I dont think so.


-Bryan
dana456
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# Posted: 12 Dec 2003 13:42


hey becki,

i'm glad to hear that things are looking up. i love the name brianna. but as for boys name i have no clue. And I was going to call you last night but i could not find the # anywhere in my house. I put it away so as not to lose it and of course i've lost it. lol i talk to you later though.


Dana:)
sohll
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# Posted: 12 Dec 2003 22:47


I believe that Balthazar was one of the three Wise Men.

Frogbert
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# Posted: 12 Dec 2003 23:41


I am glad you are doing better. I have had you in all my best thoughts.

I love the names Bailey(french for fortify or able), Belle(french for beauty), Bliss(english meaning Perfect joy)


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Moe


# Posted: 13 Dec 2003 00:01


Its also from the game Magic Carpet.

M.N
becki
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# Posted: 13 Dec 2003 00:05


Hi guys!! I went to the endocrinologist today and she was "very worried about you chick" as I have gone for so long without being given treatment for my thyroid. She tripled+ my dosage of the Synthroid without even seeing any lab levels and said she was going to run tests to check on my heart, to rule out diabetes, and a few other things and that she was quite certain that my thyroid was causing my depression, anxiety, and weight problems as well as this chronic laryngitis I've been experiencing. But said she would get me "all fixed up" - that was all kinda unexpected as I have just been worried about the baby and not myself. But I do feel I am in good hands with her. I also talked with the OB/GYN and my Hcg levels are up from 1603 to 2000+ so that is very good!!!
Hey Chesh - how are you pronouncing that Brilyn?? And I do like Brynn even Brenlyn but it is to close to Brennan same for Bralyn and Braden.
Thanks for the input though.
Becki

MysticFlux
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# Posted: 13 Dec 2003 00:47


*shrugs*
LOL I didn't know Balthizar was from anything...

Just kinda popped in me noggin' & out it came. hehe

Becki-
Really great to hear that your Hcg is still on track! About that thyroid problem, that does sound like many symptoms my friend was having before the doc finally straightened it out. The odd thing was that all the tests they ran were running near perfect digits yet she still had all those symptoms. She pretty much self-diagnosed her problem because of what she was feeling along with her temperature. As you probably know, your temp will usually be WAY down first thing in the morning when you wake up before you even step out of bed. Hers was steadily a problem in the mornings & sure enough, soon as they got her on thyroid meds, her hair turned back to it's almost natural color (went gray in early 20's), she stopped gaining weight, no more need for anti-depressants, and her stuttering problem got better (not sure exactly how this was caused by thyroid).

But anywho, just trying to say hang in there & if they get things straightened out I'm sure everything will be tons better for you.

....I still like Balthizar!


~Troy~
heatherposer
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# Posted: 14 Dec 2003 02:55


So glad things are looking up Becki!

Have you thought about any old family names, or maybe names fro myour or your hubbies cultural heritage?

I personally don't have any thoughts for B names tho...Britany? J/k

cheshireycat
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# Posted: 14 Dec 2003 17:00


Good to hear, Becki, I had to go to an endocrinologist for my hormone problems and it turned out I had insulin problems and PCOS and I've been able to get most things fixed by just editing out most carbs from my diet (carb addict here!). I was on Metformin for some time, but I'd have really shaky sugar levels and I would pass out from exersizing so that didn't work. Anyway, I think things will go much better now!

Brilyn--should sound like Brilin to me Brilynn--could be the same or an enunciation of the second syllable instead of the first.


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Whitney
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# Posted: 14 Dec 2003 17:09


*does Homer Simpson impersonation*
Aahhggggg....Carbs....

I could never give up pasta...or bread, did I say pasta?


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cheshireycat
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# Posted: 14 Dec 2003 18:08


I didn't think I could either, but, I feel and am healthier today... Nowadays, pizza is a very rare thing. I miss having spaghetti with tomato sauce (which I love, love, love), Cuban toast, doughnuts, chips, etc. but I can't. I have to monitor hot dogs and hamburgers because of the buns.

So, steaks, chicken, soups, and milkshakes provide most of my diet. I don't like salads.


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