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post #21 of 95
Hey, you can add me to the list:

Sarah, pregnant w/#1 via IVF after 1.5 years TTC

We hit 12 weeks on Saturday, and told our families at Thanksgiving, and tons of friends over the weekend. It's definitely made it feel a little more real...but at the same time, I'm still having trouble not feeling terribly anxious.

I have to constantly repeat to myself all the positive signs: heartbeat on doppler at 10.5 weeks, no m/s but definite changed appetite and nausea, and I'm pretty sure I can feel my uterus over my pubic bone now!

I have a feeling the NT scan next week will help a lot. I think I really need to see it to believe it.
post #22 of 95
Welcome, SarahHope! We're glad to have you here.
post #23 of 95
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Welcome Sarah!
post #24 of 95
Welcome Sarah!

Yes, I definitely think a hotsling or two is needed! My SIL has one, so I am going to try it on with her new baby, I am really short, but not thin, so I never know how things are going to fit on me. We plan on slinging a lot, I hope this little baby likes it!

I guess I am all about what I NEED for the baby, and organizing, because I am not actually pregnant, so it makes me feel closer to actually having a baby KWIM? I don't have any of the other symptoms, so I need something to make it feel real. So apparently YouTube vids of strollers fits the bill right now
post #25 of 95
Critty, I'll bet Ontario has some sort of Mommy store and those places will usually let you try slings there. Also, my local API chapter has a baby carrier lending library where you can check out carriers to try for a week or so. Finding one that works for you can really be a challenge. The good news is that there are lots and lots of options, so don't give up!
post #26 of 95
Welcome Sarah! Congratulations on 12 weeks!

I have had a headache for almost 24 hours now that I just can't shake. My old standby, Advil, is on the naughty list, and I'm lost without it. Nothing else helps for more than a few minutes.
post #27 of 95
mara, I'm in the exact same boat. Sucks, don't it?
post #28 of 95
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I have had a headache for almost 24 hours now that I just can't shake. My old standby, Advil, is on the naughty list, and I'm lost without it. Nothing else helps for more than a few minutes.
My RE okay'd Motrin/Advil until I was 20+ weeks. If it's the only thing that helps, maybe you can ask if it's okay for you. Headaches are the worst. I realized that my nausea meds were causing some awful ones for me, so now I'm headache free but so miserably sick.

I'm getting anxious about my NT scan on Monday. We never did any of the early testing with my first pregnancy and I never worried. This pregnancy has been so medically managed we okay'd the testing and it's freaking me out. I don't think my DH will be able to come to the scan and I'm terrified of learning something might be wrong and being alone. I've no reason to suspect anything other than a perfectly normal pregnancy, but it took so long to get here everything makes me panic. I wish I could just relax.
post #29 of 95
We had our last u/s at the clinic today, now we have officially "graduated" to the OB, there wasn't a ceremony or any hats though. The baby looked so cute in there, flying around M's womb We couldn't see the gender yet, hopefully the next one. It was great to see everything still progressing well, and the hematoma is shrinking. M's nauseous stopped but now she has major heartburn. That little baby is making it hard on her! I hope when we go to the OB we will get to hear the heartbeat ...
post #30 of 95
Hey mamas...I haven't been on in a while but wanted to chime in. I'm glad to read the updates in this months thread and see that everyone and their little beans are doing ok.

My last pregnancy was a 2nd trimester loss due to an incarcerated uterus. I was really worried about it happening again and...well it did happen again. But this time I got symptoms much earlier and I've been mostly in the hospital since Saturday morning. On Tuesday I had surgery to reposition the uterus and I got to come home this afternoon. I'm still in a lot of pain and I have a pessary in for at least another week. I'm scared for the baby but at the same time I feel like this is the only way to give the baby a chance.
post #31 of 95
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I had a hockey scrimmage Sunday, I was planning on practicing for a while longer (thats just mostly skating drills and such) but figured a scrimmage might be okay for another week or two since now everyone knew and it wasn't competitive, plus my uterus is still not really out of my pelvis. But I was accidentally hit, fell and hit my elbow and needed two stitches (despite my elbow pads!) and now have a bursitis there (I get them in that elbow easily) so that was a bit of a wake-up call - I fell on my back, it wasn't bad, but now need antibiotics since they are afraid the bursitis would get infected, etc., and infection in pregnancy is not good at all. I was tempted to play one more game this Thursday (a few other teammates of mine played until 14wks, I'm 13wks) but now, no way. Since all last night I worried that even just a fall like that could do something (unlikely I know!)
Ouch!!! I'm so sorry mama! I hope that you are feeling better and back to normal soon. I'm taking antibiotics too (and more) and it does scare me but I know that the alternative is worse so we have to do what we have to do.
post #32 of 95
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We had our last u/s at the clinic today, now we have officially "graduated" to the OB, there wasn't a ceremony or any hats though. The baby looked so cute in there, flying around M's womb We couldn't see the gender yet, hopefully the next one. It was great to see everything still progressing well, and the hematoma is shrinking. M's nauseous stopped but now she has major heartburn. That little baby is making it hard on her! I hope when we go to the OB we will get to hear the heartbeat ...
: Sounds great! :

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My last pregnancy was a 2nd trimester loss due to an incarcerated uterus. I was really worried about it happening again and...well it did happen again. But this time I got symptoms much earlier and I've been mostly in the hospital since Saturday morning. On Tuesday I had surgery to reposition the uterus and I got to come home this afternoon. I'm still in a lot of pain and I have a pessary in for at least another week. I'm scared for the baby but at the same time I feel like this is the only way to give the baby a chance.
I am keeping you in my thoughts.
post #33 of 95
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"graduated" to the OB
Yipee! For the heartburn, I highly recommend papaya extract - you can get them in pill form at a HFS. They seem to be helping me a lot! My midwives recommended the peppermint flavored ones but I accidentally bought the unflavored ones and they're OK.

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My last pregnancy was a 2nd trimester loss due to an incarcerated uterus. I was really worried about it happening again and...well it did happen again. But this time I got symptoms much earlier and I've been mostly in the hospital since Saturday morning. On Tuesday I had surgery to reposition the uterus and I got to come home this afternoon. I'm still in a lot of pain and I have a pessary in for at least another week. I'm scared for the baby but at the same time I feel like this is the only way to give the baby a chance.
How scary. I'm glad things sound stable at this point and will definitely keep you in my thoughts. I hope you're feeling better soon.
post #34 of 95
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I'm getting anxious about my NT scan on Monday. We never did any of the early testing with my first pregnancy and I never worried. This pregnancy has been so medically managed we okay'd the testing and it's freaking me out. I don't think my DH will be able to come to the scan and I'm terrified of learning something might be wrong and being alone. I've no reason to suspect anything other than a perfectly normal pregnancy, but it took so long to get here everything makes me panic. I wish I could just relax.
We had our NT scan yesterday (they had told me they couldn't take me until next Monday, but to call about cancellations and I got lucky!!) and I found it SO comforting!

For me, it was mostly about just getting to see that there was really a baby in there. I realized that I wasn't really scared that the baby had a genetic defect. I was literally just scared that the baby was gone. (That heartbeat we heard two weeks ago...maybe that wasn't real... That kind of thing).

So, I decided to start thinking of it less as a genetic screening test and more like a bonus ultrasound. Kind of crazy, but it totally worked for me.

Our baby is actually in there! Head, hands, feet, heartbeat, and.... looks like it's a boy! I had no idea they could see it this early! (We had already decided to find out at the 20 week scan, and the sonographer was super careful to ask if we wanted to know before telling us anything. We would never have seen it if she hadn't pointed it out, so no worries for anyone doing the scan who doesn't want to know!)

Now, luckily, we have even longer to come up with a boy's name we like!
post #35 of 95
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My last pregnancy was a 2nd trimester loss due to an incarcerated uterus. I was really worried about it happening again and...well it did happen again. But this time I got symptoms much earlier and I've been mostly in the hospital since Saturday morning. On Tuesday I had surgery to reposition the uterus and I got to come home this afternoon. I'm still in a lot of pain and I have a pessary in for at least another week. I'm scared for the baby but at the same time I feel like this is the only way to give the baby a chance.
That sounds so scary. I don't even know what that is but have a feeling I shouldn't Google it right now. I fevently hope that this surgery did the trick!
post #36 of 95
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We had our NT scan yesterday (they had told me they couldn't take me until next Monday, but to call about cancellations and I got lucky!!) and I found it SO comforting!

For me, it was mostly about just getting to see that there was really a baby in there. I realized that I wasn't really scared that the baby had a genetic defect. I was literally just scared that the baby was gone. (That heartbeat we heard two weeks ago...maybe that wasn't real... That kind of thing).

So, I decided to start thinking of it less as a genetic screening test and more like a bonus ultrasound. Kind of crazy, but it totally worked for me.

Our baby is actually in there! Head, hands, feet, heartbeat, and.... looks like it's a boy! I had no idea they could see it this early! (We had already decided to find out at the 20 week scan, and the sonographer was super careful to ask if we wanted to know before telling us anything. We would never have seen it if she hadn't pointed it out, so no worries for anyone doing the scan who doesn't want to know!)

Now, luckily, we have even longer to come up with a boy's name we like!
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post #37 of 95
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Hey mamas...I haven't been on in a while but wanted to chime in. I'm glad to read the updates in this months thread and see that everyone and their little beans are doing ok.

My last pregnancy was a 2nd trimester loss due to an incarcerated uterus. I was really worried about it happening again and...well it did happen again. But this time I got symptoms much earlier and I've been mostly in the hospital since Saturday morning. On Tuesday I had surgery to reposition the uterus and I got to come home this afternoon. I'm still in a lot of pain and I have a pessary in for at least another week. I'm scared for the baby but at the same time I feel like this is the only way to give the baby a chance.
Wow, Erin, I am sending you lots of positive vibes that your sweet little baby will stay in there until June.

Sarah - : for a great NT Scan and seeing your baby!
post #38 of 95
I got my doppler today - I am SO nervous to try using it. I am so afraid I won't find anything! I'm not sure why I am so pessimistic about all this even this late in the game.


elbow is much better, which is great. the antibiotics are completely messing up my stomach so I am trying to eat lots of yogurt. I hope when I'm off them I notice that my m/s is gone I can't tell now since the stomach is so messed up anyway!

erin, that does sound pretty scary! sounds like you are doing everything you can though.
post #39 of 95
Seafox, you should be able to hear something today. Move slowly with the doppler, and try different angles. I find sometimes my little Bubbles (what we're calling the kid) likes to hide. A few times it was hanging out below my pelvic bone, which required some interesting angles to hear the heartbeat. Hope you find it easily though.
post #40 of 95
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Seafox, you should be able to hear something today. Move slowly with the doppler, and try different angles. I find sometimes my little Bubbles (what we're calling the kid) likes to hide. A few times it was hanging out below my pelvic bone, which required some interesting angles to hear the heartbeat. Hope you find it easily though.
I do know that I *should* since the dr. was able to over a week ago! I'm just nervous that something happened I guess between now and then . . .

I'm going to look later on tonite (we are heading to (watch) a hockey game) no more playing for me !
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