Edited by mistymama - 9/17/11 at 5:51am
AnnaB77, I hope you can stay calm until Monday. I highly recommend Rescue Remedy. It got me through the couple of hours until the ultrasound.
Keeping my fingers crossed for you.
I am 9.5 wks and finding it very hard to hide. Nothing seems to fit. My inlaws are visiting today (they live overseas) and I am sure it is going to be obvious........ between the emerging bump and the lack of energy and general crankiness!
Green23-I had that same panic attack yesterday. I am convinced (for no reason at all) that I have lost the baby. I have an appointment on Monday. I am trying to be patient. Besides for my breasts being less sore nothing has really changed. I am not sure what has brought it on I just hope it is not true. I am really glad that you saw the heartbeat. We saw the heartbeat 2 weeks ago. I wish I could have an ultrasound once a week. I am waiting to tell my 11 year old daughter about the pregnancy for as long as possible also. I am hoping we can wait until 16 weeks.
I am doing great! All that worrying for nothing! The baby had a strong heartbeat of 171 and measured at 9 weeks. It even waved at us. Thank you so much for asking. It was a hard week but I feel so much better now. My Doctor is really supportive. It makes it so much easier.
I thought for sure I had lost the baby. I have very few symptoms and when I do have any they are very mild. I guess I am just really lucky.
My belly is starting to expand. Right now I look like I have gained a few extra pounds. I am glad I had thei ultrasound. I will feel a little better about buying larger pants.
How is everything going for you? Did you tell your inlaws?
AnnaB77, Glad the worrying was for nothing.
We managed not to say anything to the in-laws and if they suspected anything, they didn't say.
My nausea was gone and then came back full force this week. I was okay today but my huge appetite worries me a little! I managed a full yoga class twice this week and didn't feel as tired as normal afterwards. Just counting down three more weeks till the 2nd trimester......
Corgi - glad to see you here! :)
green23 - take it one week at a time, that helps for me.
AFM - I think I'm currently 10 weeks 4 days? Maybe? I have another appointment in about a week and a half; found a new OB/hospital that I actually like (and they handle high-risk like me). It's a hike to get there, but that is okay with me - I just could not walk back to my old OB office and hospital again.
I'm trying to get through this period one second at a time, honestly. Today is hard because it's been 7 months since we lost DS2 when I was in labor. So I'm all over the place, really. Hoping to find some balance, somewhere, soon...
I had my OB appointment and US this morning. The baby is measuring right on target (11w2d) and is very active already. The down side is that I will be having a cerclage on Friday as my cervix is rather soft this time around. I am nervous but know that this is the best thing. I was wondering anyone else has ever had a cerclage before.
Good luck to everyone.
I'm finally feel settled enough to venture to a due date club. I had an early loss at 6wks with my first pregnancy, got pregnant with DS immediately following. DD's pregnancy I held my breath through the first trimester and everything went smoothly. At 14wks I started bleeding heavily and we discovered I was miscarrying her twin. Lots of things came up throughout her pregnancy but ultimately she was fine. I was pretty nervous at first with this pregnancy but it helped a ton hearing baby last week. Finally embracing it and feeling like its real.
Hi there ladies, Some of you might remember me. I have also started a thread for the graduates of the" Hoping, Healing and conceiving again" thread in 2011, Does not matter what your due date is, you can meet up with some other familiar faces there as well!
remark: what exactly is a cerclage? I have heard the term but don't remember. Regardless, I hope it goes well for you!
I really don't have much to report...just waiting for monday - will be getting another ultrasound and the nuchal test (for Downs and trisomy issues) then. I will be traveling tomorrow through Sunday; and DH is traveling separately from Thursday to Monday, so it will be a crazy time. I'm not a good flyer, so the thought of us on separate planes makes me nervous...but at least I have Monday to look forward to.
Have a great day!
ekandrmkb: A cerclage is when they physician ties a stitch around the end of the cerivx to help it stay closed. There are risks with having one done such as going into labor, but if I don't I am more likely to have the cervix open up early in the pregnancy and miscarrying. I had problems with DS around 30weeks and was placed on bedrest to keep the pressure off the cervix. With the cervix already being soft chances are it would happen earlier in this one. I hope your travels go good and everyone gets back safe and sound.
Wow. I'm glad they can do something to keep things closed, but I have to say I don't envy the process. However, I hope it goes well for you! It's got to be so nerve-wracking to have to worry about this, but at least they are on the ball before there's a problem. That's excellent.
Also, I think we've mentioned this - I wonder if we have the SAME due date? I'm somewhere between 4/10-4/15, and I'm thinking 4/12 (although they haven't said 100%). I think when I go in on Monday I'll confirm an actualy date. LOL.
Remark - I read about that - is that the same as what they call a 'stitch' here? they put a large stitch in your cervix to keep it closed and it increaces your chances of carrieng to term A LOT! If it is, my SIL had one, she said the innitial process was a bit painful, but it was painless and she carried to 32 weeks with it inserted!!!! ( she lost 3 different babies at between 15 and 19 weeks before that.
CorgiMommy: Yes, sometimes people call it the "stitch" I am nervous but know that it is the right thing to do.
ekandrmkb: My official due date is April 14, 2012; however, I delivery my DS at 37wks. i am also hoping to convience my doctor to do a C-section as I had a horrible experience delivering my son with about 12 hours of pushing. He also had issues after the delivery that I really want to avoid with this one.
I'm starting to get to the nervous point of my pregnancy. I have my first appointment with my doctor on Monday to hear the heartbeat and it freaks me out. Because of my two previous missed miscarriages I always wonder "is the baby still there?" It doesn't help that I found out about my miscarriages through an ultrasound (which I now avoid due to my superstitions). I mean, I feel like everything is okay and I still have sore boobs, am tired, wake up numerous times to pee and have sonic smell, but I still get nervous. I know that I'll feel 100 times better once I hear the heartbeat, but it's still incredibly nerve-wracking. Argh. I'm sure I'm not the only one in this boat. It also concerns me that I've been able to eat most foods again. I didn't feel much better until about 14 weeks last time and I'm only 10 1/2 weeks right now. I think I need to stop thinking and comparing. :-)
In any event, what will be, will be - right? Worrying about this crap doesn't do anything other than stress me out. Sometimes I just wish I could be that oblivious and excited pregnant woman who has never experienced loss....but then I remember that my misfortunes have made me who I am...and I wouldn't change that for the world.
Thanks for reading my rant. I just needed to get my insecurities out.
Sallyrae- I know how you feel. I am also 101/2 weeks and I have seen my baby twice now and still have very nervous days. When I feel great I really start to worry. My new attitude is that I am going to try and enjoy being pregnant. This is my last time no matter what and so even if it goes bad I want to enjoy right now. I also wish I was able to be oblivious. I had my DD when I was 22 and the idea of losing her never crossed my mind. I am 34 now and lost my baby in January. Even with my new "outlook" the idea that something could go wrong still is there.
I really hope that Monday goes well for you and that you hear a strong heartbeat. I look forward to hearing about your appointment. I also hope that you are able to relax and enjoy your weekend. It is so nice that we have this thread to talk to others that understand what we are going through!!
sallyrae17 - I had those exact feelings until my ultrasound this morning. I didn't want to get my hopes up, and was preparing myself for a possible miscarriage (thinking about contacting my TCM practitioner to get supportive herbs; who would I tell, given that we haven't told anyone about the pregnancy yet; D&C or wait-it-out...) I was quite surprised there was a little one in there, measuring 10 weeks, 1 day. Heart-rate of 171. Phew!