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SMS1129 - September 4

Hi ladies,

I am curious to see if any of you avoided certain things around the house...for example, vacuuming or bathroom/kitchen cleansers. I go for my pg test on Tuesday and after miscarrying in June, I have been trying to relax more.

I hear and read so many things. Just thought I would check with the experts...rather than be paranoid...




HeatherMac - September 4



Well, as far as housework goes, I was told to avoid anything that had a strong odor or bad chemical smell, as well as any kind of lifting. AND, if you have a cat, avoid the litterbox because of toxemia concerns. Other than that, I would ask your OB what they want you to avoid...some practices are more conservative than others, so trust what your doc tells you...and ENJOY!

Again, congrats and keep us posted!!



SMS1129 - September 5


I don't go for my pg test until tomorrow morning, so I am not sure if i am pg yet. I didn't do the hpt.

I was told the same, but also not to vacuum, I guess because of the movement... I don't have a cat, so that's fine.

Hopefully, I will have a reason to worry...

Thanks for the advice. Take care.



Karen123 - September 6

Sue, I was weeding outside when I started bleeding for the first time. My RE said that it was not my fault and it probably would have happened anyway but I have been avoided strenuous work ever since. We do so much to make it work so anything you feel unsure about is not worth the risk. Take care of yourself and BEST of luck today!! I sure hope to read good news! Karen


SMS1129 - September 7

Thanks Karen, I did get good news yesterday. I am pg, my beta was 136. I go back tomorrow morning for a follow up. I sue hope this one works out.

Best of luck to you and all of the other ladies!



Karen123 - September 7

Sue!! That is fantastic!!! I'm so happy for you!!! YEY!!!!!!!!! Karen


pj - September 7

congratulations!!! good luck! :-)


cassandra - September 8

Sue, congratulations! Those are excellent beta numbers! How great is this?!!!!! :) cassandra


SMS1129 - September 8

Thanks, guys. My number jumped to 319 today, so things are looking good so far. I go for u/s on 9/15. RN said we'll see how many are in there...yikes!!??!!

Take care,


cassandra - September 9

Sue, congratulations! Numbers doubling are always fabulous news! I'll never forget when I got the call myself! I can't wait for your U/S! Keep us posted! cassandra


ElizabethS - September 10

Sue - that is THE BEST news! Congratulations. Keep us posted. I have already forgotten what my betas were, but yours seem very high. Maybe you have more than one???? :) :) :)


SMS1129 - September 10


I won't know if there are more than one until the u/s on 9/15.

I will be sure to let you guys know...

Take care,



SMS1129 - September 16

Well, there are more than one. Actually, the dr saw 3 sacs at my u/s yesterday....we are still in shock!!!

I go for u/s next Thursday to hear the heartbeats. I will be a little over 6 weeks by then...

Very excited and nervous!!

Thanks ladies and I hope everyone is doing well!



cassandra - September 17

OMG Sue! Hold onto your hat! WOW. Congratulations! I can't wait for your U/S! How do you feel? This is exciting news! Elizabeth, did you hear? :)
Take care Sue! cassandra


SMS1129 - September 17


I feel good, just tired and hungry a lot and I can't stand to wear a bra!! I haven't had any nausea, so that has been good. Not sure if it's too early or I just won't have any.

I know seeing 3 sacs is good and my hcg at 7259 is good also, but I will be more comfortable after hearing the heartbeats.

I will let you know how it goes on the 22nd.

Take care,



ElizabethS - September 19

YEAH!!!!! More triplets. I am so excited for you, and will be glued to my computer on Thursday. (I actually have an u/s then too....25 weeks)

In the beginning of my pregnancy, I read a lot of horrible stories on how mothers of multiples have very difficult pregnancies with double/triple the morning sickness etc.....fortunately, for me, I had very little morning sickness and overall, my pregnancy has been relatively easy. I wish the same for you.

I am sure you are dealing with a ton of emotions. I remember being so thrilled yet so scared and nervous about having three babies. I am here for you anytime.

Keep us posted on Thursday, and find some time to squeeze in some naps. CONGRATULATIONS Xs 3 ;D ;D ;D


SMS1129 - September 19

Thanks, far so good. I haven't had any nausea, just really tired all of the time. I can't take naps during the week because of work (gets in the way, doesn't it??). On the weekends, I try to relax, but I am usually trying to catch up on things around the house. It never ends....

I will let you know how it goes on Thursday.

Good luck with your u/s.




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