I had one my last pregnancy because it followed a loss. This time, I'd like to have one for reassurance, but I'm not sure my insurance will pay for it unless I have other reasons. I will be doing a combined screen around 11 weeks since it involves an ultrasound, and an anatomy scan. After IF and loss it is very comforting to me to see the baby grow.
Hoping for a repeat of the first time - I had a natural birth at a birth center and everything went really smoothly (9 hours from start to finish). In case anything goes amiss, the birth center is 2 minutes away from a very good hospital.
Can I join in? I was a long time graduate of the TTC for 12 months thread before merged with the 6 month thread and became BSL. It took us 2 years and 1 loss to get a sticky BFP. We knew we wanted more than one, and I was terrified that we'll have IF issues again. It ended up taking 8 months since we started trying, so I'm elated.
I also have hypothyroidism so I need to be vigilant and consistent about keeping my thyroid hormone levels steady.
I told a few people so far, our parents, siblings, and a few friends. I sadly know from experience that anything can happen this early, but I decided to celebrate every moment of this pregnancy and take it one day at a time. I do feel a lot less anxious about this pregnancy.
I will tell my boss after we have our first ultrasound to check on my occupant.
Ninetales I think these fears and worries are really normal in going from 1 to 2. I feel them too (especially about upsetting DS's life - he's just a month older than your DD). I also worry about giving up my body and my me time and my balance just as I started getting it back. It will be ok again, and it's ok to be nervous when your family's life is about to change in a big way.