slylives, I updated the first page. How's the babymoon going? Check in when you have the energy.
Anybody want to start the summer thread? It's pretty easy, I just know I'll be otherwise occupied.
miriam, wow, girls! If you had ended up pregnant with 2 boys, I would have warned you about the craziness of wild boys. I love my boy, but he's going to give me a heart attack before I'm 30. He doesn't know what extreme sports are, but that's what he's tending toward. He'll probably want to jump out of planes before he's 5.
So, my latest (posted to my DDC):
I had some brown spotting this afternoon (11 weeks). I had this around the same time last pregnancy, but I was still freaking out. I headed off to the doctor's office (luckily it's a quick walk) after my son woke up from his nap. The doctor wasn't there, but the nurse/receptionist said I could wait around to see if he had time, though he had 3 other patients scheduled already. Thankfully, he took the time to see me right away. We took a quick peek with the ultrasound. The baby still has a heartbeat, and was moving around in such a cute way (wiggling its arms, it looked like). So, everything looks ok. No sign of the bleed. The doctor said my placenta was still low, and sometimes a blood vessel pops. Or maybe my cervix got aggravated.
I'm even now feeling a bit anxious, but mostly calm since I saw the baby is ok. We're still keeping our next scheduled appt, which is on Friday for the 1st tri scan, a long one if I remember correctly. So, we'll get to see the baby for more than a couple seconds (that was our quick peek today: baby is moving, heartbeat, no sign of blood, done).
Lavatea -- Other than the "yay! I am finally pregnant!" part of my pregnancy, I've never felt particularly good. Of course this is coming from someone at 35 weeks...who is wondering how on earth she'll ever be able to go through this again, or how on earth people have more than 2 or so babies...pregnancy is hard! Anyway...keep it up! It's worth it in the end!
Miriam -- Twin girls!! What fun! Can't wait to meet them one day irl. :)
Yeah, it's amazing how quickly you forget (or don't care about, at least) all the annoyances of pregnancy. I'm remembering again right now, especially now that my nausea has gotten worse. As soon as you see your baby, though, you come down with selective amnesia.
I just had a checkup with the dr (I'll be 12 weeks on Sunday). We did the 1st tri scan, and everything looks good so far. I had to wait hours to see the dr, though, because he got called away for a birth right as my appointment was to start! By the end, there were 5 of us stuffed into the waiting room, but I got to go first, yippee. Oh, and no more bleeding, thank goodness.
Hi ladies, can I join you?
On Wednesday (14DPO), I took a test. I watched it for a minute and didn't see anything, assumed it was probably yet another negative, and went downstairs to make some breakfast. When I came back up, to my great surprise, I could see a line.
I tested again today (Friday) and it's totally half as dark as the control now. Wow!
My beta is on Sunday.
It doesn't feel real to me yet, but after 1.5 years TTC and 4 IUIs, I got a BFP. EDD March 7.
I can't believe it.
Kyamo, welcome to the other side!
Tear, the office has just 1 doctor. I think that's kind of common around here, though there's one obgyn office in our town that has 2 doctors. For tons of doctors in one place, I could always go into the city to the dreaded big uni hospital, but the place feels like a factory (huge room with flimsy curtains between the "stalls" where each patient is seen, different doctor sees you every time, etc.), and I've heard giving birth there is not too great either. Last time, I gave birth in a "hospital" -- well, officially it was a hospital, but the birthing section was cosy and run by midwives, and your doctor only came to catch the baby. Except in my case, he didn't get there in time, so my son was delivered by the midwife. It was a marvelous, warm, friendly place. Sadly, due to governmental bureaucracy, the birthing part was shut down (even though it was famous for its awesomeness, grrrrr, makes me so mad) , so now I have to find a new place to give birth.
And you're 35 weeks? I went at 38 weeks with my first, so it might be closer than you think.
Baby Asher is growing up! We're doing good. He's sitting up now!
I've gotten the "so are you done? having more?" question quite a lot. I'm practicing saying we're done. I'm gathering out grown clothes to yard sale and all that but it is kind of hard to think of being done. What we really mean by we're done is that we're not going to try anymore after this. We did about 3 1/2 years of TTC and 3 losses between the two boys, that's enough for me. We welcome a surprise but we're not expecting it. :)
The hormones that buzz around a birth are incredible. The energy that a new baby and mother have are really quite amazing as well. Newborn babies are quite intoxicating (especially to women who are already mothers) and so it's no wonder everyone wants to invade a mom and babies space!
I had an epidural with my first (after some hours of pushing they wanted to use forceps to turn him, my midwife wanted me to have something for that) but I still remember being blown away by that baby. There's really nothing else like it.
Asher came so fast and his labor really wasn't that hard or even that painful - I mean it didn't tickle - but I had no idea that I was so close until my water broke and I felt his head move all the way down. lol Without the epidural there was instantly no pain the second he came out. Not only that but I felt like a million dollars and walked myself to the bathroom minutes after he was born. The recovery was also light years better. I think that's partly to due with having a baby that sleeps, quick uncomplicated labor and being well rested before hand.
Both times though I wanted to do it again. Even when things went south the first time it was still an amazing thing to have done! I can ramble on forever!
Here a recent pic of Asher
I guess it's possible, but I only had one large follicle this cycle, so probably not. I would rather a singleton, but what I really want is a baby(ies) to bring home, no matter the number.
Kyamo! - Big congrats! Glad to see you here.
I am feeling ok. You know, I can't complain. I had a pre-E, HELLP scare (well, I really only scared myself, the MW wasn't worried) last week. I had pretty much all the symptoms except for high blood pressure (6 pounds weight gain in 2 days, vision changes, fatigue, swelling in hands and face), and of course I googled about pre-E without high blood pressure and that led me to HELLP. Anyway, all tests came back totally normal and healthy, AND I am no longer anemic. So, while I am lugging around a ton of extra water, I am healthy and looking forward to the birth!