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Hey Capretta -- updating that #5 is officially another little girl.  Found out on Monday.  
Spotting in pregnancy is totally normal.  Spotting between 8-10 weeks can often be attributed to a growing placenta, busting capillaries as it burrows into the wall of the uterus.  Personally, I've been spotting and bleeding daily since 9 weeks.  It's mostly on the TP, but it does gush out from time to time, soaking my clothes if I'm not wearing feminine products.  My OB/GYN has checked me out twice, my specialist once, and I've been to the ER once.  No one can pinpoint...
I'm a roundish mom, and one thing that helped me during my last pregnancy was wearing maternity Spanx.  I picked up a pair at Motherhood maternity, and when I wanted people to know I was pregnant and not just fatter, I'd slip them on.  They smoothed my tummy rolls and made me look like I had that coveted belly bump.  They were neither hot nor uncomfortable, and they really made me love my changing body -- which reminds me, I need to pick up a new pair for this pregnancy....
Capretta -- Could you adjust my entry?  We were just matched last week to adopt in a "baby born" situation, so the one I'm carrying will now be baby #5 instead of baby #4.  My EDD is Oct 21.  Thanks!
MegEliz -- I'm so sorry for your loss.  I understand that feeling of unfairness for multiple losses, especially so close together.  It's heartbreaking and it's TOTALLY not fair.  I am so, so sorry for you.  I encourage you to find some support.  There are some great pregnancy loss threads here on Mothering -- amazing women who can relate.  You may also consider finding some local support group through your OBs office, church, etc.  I attend a local group every month and...
I'm sorry for your loss, Dana.  Remembering your sweet babe... 
I had my first "appointment" on Friday for a sono to check placement because of a cerclage I have.  Based on LMP, I was exactly 6 weeks at the appointment, but because I have luteal phase deficiency, the unknown date of my late ovulation causes me to be adjusted a few days early on (so in truth, I was likely more more than 5w+3).  That said, the gestational sac and yolk sac were present and appropriately sized, and the increase of my hCG levels along with the stability...
I love the idea of telling on April Fool's Day.  We actually just completed our homestudy to adopt domestically and all of our status updates on FB have been about adoption.  We're still working towards adoption, so to roll out with a tricky announcement would be loads of fun.  I doubt anyone will believe us! :)
Our 18mo DD has been in our bed since day one.  We tried a sidecar when she was small, and we tried a small port-a-crib about three feet away from our bed, but she didn't like either of those.  (I think because she could hear us sleeping snoring and couldn't get to us.)  We went for a child-free night on Valentine's Day -- the first time since her birth -- and decided to encourage her to begin sleeping some in the crib set up in her sister's room.  The first few nights,...
Thanks for the thread -- I'm a high-risk pregnant mama.  Because of a luteal phase deficiency, I struggle with my progesterone level in the first trimester.  I'm always well supplemented, but my levels sometimes crash around 8-9 weeks causing a loss.  After a couple of my losses, my MFM suspected a clotting disorder like Factor Leiden V, but test results came back fine.  He keeps me on a baby aspirin throughout every pregnancy because he said I could be reacting to the...
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