This is going to be long.............
Congratulations to all who are just finding out!
So this last week has been hard. At the beginning of the week, DS still had a sinus infection and 104 degree fever from Thursday. Then a 2week long headcold I'd been fighting turned into a sinus infection, ear infection and pinkeye. Doctor convinced me to take antibiotics because I'd been dealing for so long, and I was pretty sick. They are working very well, and I had two pharmacists confirm their safety. I know it's not ideal, and I'm torn about it right now.
With all this, out went our plans of keeping this pgcy under wraps until at least week 10. I told my parents because they kept suggesting cold remedies to take, and I had to tell work. Which is bothering me. I've m/c'd once before. But my boss was giving me a hard time about missing time (6days in 3weeks between myself and my son), and denied a Leave of Absence for me. So I told his boss (who I know has had a m/c with his wife also and I told our HR director). I will just feel so fraudulent if something goes wrong, but I felt like I didn't have a choice. My boss's boss was very understanding at least, and said to take whatever I need. I've worked with him for 3years, and we know each other's work ethic pretty well, he knows that I would be there if I could. It won't become common knowledge to my reps until I'm ready (which will be when I don't have a choice... "btw, I'm not just getting fatter...."). My boss won't know until I'm good and ready to tell him, as he's not been understanding and I don't need it, kwim?
So I have just been telling myself through all of this illness that the m/c rate is 15-30% in the first trimester, which means that there's a 70-85% chance that this little bean will be okay. Flip it around and it doesn't sound so bad. It just feels so hard to believe when I'm so sick. And I'm having a hard time sorting out what's pg related symptoms (which I like for reassurance) and what's sickness related. I figured out that I'm barfing up the prenatals. Especially when breakfast is peanut butter and jam. So now I know to avoid that. That's the only time I'm really nauseous.
Anyhow, sorry so long and crazy, but I had to get this out. I hope that everyone else is well and getting excited.
. Sounds like you are making informed choices, which is important.
Jennifer, it's great to see you over here with me! So glad our faint lines progressed!
Kari, that's very cute. DS is only 16months, and still thinks of himself as a baby, so I don't think he'd get it yet. By November he will a little better.
Lucretia, I'm also SO emotional. I can't communicate about any of this without crying. So you're in good company.
I need to go make dinner now...... hope to hear from everyone and how you're doing.