OMW - I just listened to the voice mail again, and I heard wrong when OB called me earlier - my BETA results are 320 for 16DPO am. That is good! That is what I thought I heard from lab lady, but was not sure. Now i can listen to it over and over again "Hi Maryke, you are pregnant - your results were 320, congratulations - call me"
Recent Images In This Thread
- topicPregnancytagged by System, 10/27/11
Related Forum Threads
- 2014 Book Challenge Thread Last post on 3/11/14 at 10:56pm in Books, Music, and Media
- How is labor/birth when you are older? Last post on 10/5/13 at 10:20pm in I'm Pregnant
- Prenatals? Last post on 11/8/13 at 5:42pm in May 2014 Due Date Club
- HELP! How do I prevent gaining more weight during pregnancy? Last post on 10/5/13 at 10:32pm in I'm Pregnant
Interview with a Midwife: Diet, Supplements, and Pregnancy
Last edited: 11/25/13
- Breech Birth: Why Can't Women Have it Their Way?Last edited: 10/30/13
- Remembering Pregnancy LossLast edited: 10/14/13
- Kids in the House: the New Video Resource for FamiliesLast edited: 9/26/13
- Loving Your Postpartum BodyLast edited: 9/17/13
Expecting our RAINBOW babies - graduates of "hoping, healing & conceiving again" tread 2011 - Page 2post #21 of 5149/27/11 at 10:28amThread Starterpost #22 of 5149/27/11 at 10:32am
zubeldia - thanks. It's rough but we're just trying to get by. I think it will be harder on me as it gets closer to February and his birth/death date, and when (if) I'm in the 3rd trimester or whatnot - just movement might be hard. I may have a really hard time "bonding" with the pregnancy, for sure. I think i might really hold back.
Corgi and Vermillion - I definitely feel that way - I keep thinking that I'm just gaining weight for no reason! Actually woke up one morning last week and thought I should POAS again because I did not believe it! This is, of course, after 2 ultrasounds...sheesh.
Anyway, here's hoping for some more people to join us soon!post #23 of 5149/27/11 at 10:34amThread Starterpost #24 of 5149/27/11 at 10:47am
ek, my friend had exactly that fear.. of not being able to bond. She is just in love with this little guy, though, and the bonding definitely took place as she got further into her pregnancy. Thinking of you.
It's completely nuts that so many people have got BFPs! That's 11 people now.... crazy.
Corgi! ! Wow, great numbers! We're almost beta twins. I am actually looking at the hCG charts and mine are in twin territory! I don't really think that (one sticky bean would be fab) but it's making me at the prospect.post #25 of 5149/27/11 at 11:22ampost #26 of 5149/27/11 at 11:37amQuote:
Thank you and
& Thanks for adding me to the list as well! When you get a chance, can you change it to baby #3? I have a 9yo DS toopost #27 of 5149/27/11 at 11:39amThread Starter
Sila - Come back, we love your great advice, your time will be sooner than you think, then this long road will be nothing but a distant memory.
Z - yes, I have been thinking of twins as well. Not so sure how I feel about that, as there is so much more risks - but can't help thinking how cool that will be!!!!
Ladies - how did your family respond to the news that you are pregnant again???post #28 of 5149/27/11 at 11:55amQuote:
I had the same fear. I actually had a really bad feeling about my last pregnancy. Even after getting into "the safe zone" of the second trimester, I never felt good about things, even though I had no "real" reason to feel that way... So I never let myself bond, because I never believed she'd really make it I had a lot of guilt because of that. That's my big regret... not enjoying every moment she was with me. So going into this pregnancy, I was determined to enjoy it all and love this baby like crazy from the start! Then at 16 weeks I found out there was low fluid around the baby, which can be really not a good thing so early on... My mind went right to worse case scenario and I was so scared something was going to end up being terribly wrong with him and here I was already so in love! Well, I've had scans every 2 weeks or so since then to keep an eye on the fluid and make sure he's growing (and he has been, beautifully! Larger than average, actually!), and I'm so thankful that everything has been fine! My last u/s even showed that the fluid was up to a much better level than it appeared to be before!
Anyway, the pregnancy drama & scares I've had this time around have just really driven it home for me that I need to enjoy every moment I have with him. No matter how good (or bad) things look, we just don't know what will happen, and really I just want him to feel how much he's loved and wanted no matter what's going on. It's really so important to me to be completely bonded with him, especially after how things went last time. Having regret is the worst.post #29 of 5149/27/11 at 2:45pm
LOL, in my family only DH knows. After the way my family (not kids) has treated me you think I'm going to tell them? Ha! They can read it on the blog one day. We'll tell the kids when they start noticing that Mommy get's awfully sick every morning...and dizzy when standing up in church...
Sila! Don't run away!! (<- that's you coming back)
Vermillion: I think the same thing. This may be my last baby and especially after what happened last time, I just want to soak in every moment. This baby may not stay around, but I want to enjoy the time I have!
So, Corgi and Zub: got twins on the brain now? (And where's the twins favicon??)
Corgi, are you putting "expecting baby # X" the number to include only LC or to include all pregnancies? If you're including all babies, even the angels, then I'm expecting #7.
Gosh darn it, I'm starting to get excited as this is sinking in!! Woo hoo!! (<-happy dance)post #30 of 5149/27/11 at 6:07pm
My parents and DH's parents know - also, my whole family knows because we're pretty close, luckily - and have always discussed medical things - ha! So, when we lost DS2, we really had looong conversations about how we were handling it, and what could have caused it - my aunt is a dr. (epidemiology) at Columbia so I sent her my medical records, everything pertaining to his death and she tracked down colleagues who are experts in the field (geneticists, perinatal cardiologists, pathologists, etc,) to research my case. That's why I'm so sure we will never know what happened - when there are so many experts baffled, there's nothing to do but try to deal with the reality.
Anyway, went off on a tangent - basically, my whole family knows but DH's does not at this point. 2 friends know, that is all. My only concern is that people (including my family) might think that I'm "over" his death, when I'm so totally not...I'll find out more this weekend, I'm visiting them and I'm sure they'll want to discuss.
However, my 3.5 year old is coming with me, and we haven't told him yet - for those of you with kiddos, when do you plan (if you haven't already) on telling them? We're waiting at least until the first trimester screening is done...maybe longer...post #31 of 5149/27/11 at 6:27pm
ek, I'm glad you've got family in your corner. I don't know about when to tell DS. My little guy is a very babyish 2 year old so he wouldn't have a ton of understanding, I don't think, so I think we'll play it by ear. But you're almost in the second tri, ek. So glad for you, even though I know it's not much comfort for you.
MAnna, I could just squeal remembering that blue line this morning!
I have felt crampy all day. less nauseous... I did go for a shortish run and felt awful, no matter how slowly I ran. In my last pregnancy I was still running 9-10 miles at a time and feeling completely fine, so I am hoping this pregnancy is going to be better (because I feel worse) and could barely stumble my way around a 4 mile route.
I have told a few people.. my good friend, one of my sisters, and my boss. I have a new boss and she was incredible when I had my m/c, and the fact is I am already feeling sick and she needs to know that I may suck at my job very soon. Wlell, I hope so. I haven't yet told my parents. They were pretty crap when I had my m/c. My 87 year old Dad, well=meaning, asked me if I was over it a few days later, and my mum just kept telling me stories of people who were worse off than me. Not. Helpful.
I better get to bed.. oh, sticky vibes all around.post #32 of 5149/27/11 at 7:23pm
I'm feeling so bad for everyone who doesn't have a BFP yet. I don't know why on earth I posted a picture and didn't just make a decently subdued announcement buried deep in a post. I could just kick myself.
I don't want it to look like I'm abandoning anyone on the HHAC thread because I'm not (I'll be lurking daily), but I feel like I can't really comment anymore.post #33 of 5149/27/11 at 7:30pm
I personally was not offended by you or anyone else Manna. I felt so happy looking at the 10 who moved on this month! I just posted that because if I get one, I feel like it'll be rubbing salt in the wound of everyone else after this explosion b/c it'll be a few days after said explosion. And I'm already seeing hurt feelings. Everyone who has gotten a BFP has pretty much posted pictures; it's the norm. But I'm pretty sure 10 has never happened in one month in recent memory on here! Anyhoo rambling, I'll duck out and let you preggies pregnate (whatever that means LOL). But don't ever feel like you can't post in the other thread!post #34 of 5149/27/11 at 7:35pmI'm crashing too... You're supposed to post pics, MAnna! We want to celebrate with you! But I appreciate that you don't want any hurt feelings. Me neither.
ETA: Nobody should ever, ever be ashamed for being excited about their BFP. It's what we all want, why we've all come together to support each other. It's the point of the whole darn thread! Please don't feel bad MAnna. We're all happy for you. ::hugs::post #35 of 5149/27/11 at 7:44pm
Ok, I am going to join in! I was in a due date club (my last baby was due around Valentines Day) then posted a couple different places in the loss threads. I miscarried this past July. It was my second pregnancy, I have a delightful six year old daughter. I've had two periods since the miscarriage. My last period started on Sept 2nd. Yikes, not even 4 weeks ago. I've had two positive tests today. The first was a Walgreens test, second was First Response. The pregnancy line on the test was much brighter this evening.
I know who you all are from reading other threads. This thread will ease my mind and be a great place to share and feel some love. Sending lots and lots of love to you and your babies!!! -Violetpost #36 of 5149/27/11 at 8:03pm
Thanks Corgi for starting this thread great idea
I'm Kayla, 24 I'm 4 weeks tested 8dpo and got my BFP due date June 2nd! This is my second pregnancy Had an early Misscarriage beginning of August was very blessed to concieve first cycle after m/c looking forward to being a first time Mommy!
MAnna - I'm so over the moon happy for you you have such a sweet heart
Gem&Diana- Can't wait for u guys to join this board will be stalking you both
I'm experiencing cramping off and on guessing its pretty normal at this stage im so nervous keep checking to make sure I'm not bleeding thinking about getting some bw done just to ease my mind until u/s I don't plan on telling anyone until I'm a further alongpost #37 of 5149/27/11 at 8:28pm
Heading to bed but wanted to drop a line...
I know people are happy for me - I think everyone is happy for anyone who gets a BFP - but this month was so overkill. And I was #10. Not that I only think a few should be dished out at a time or anything, it's just what you expect will happen so when something like this happens there's a lot of shock. I've been on the receiving end of a lot of pain from people announcing births and pregnancies ever since I lost my son in March, so I guess I relive it each time someone else finds out I got a BFP. It just kills me to be the source of someone else's pain. I was pretty decently resigned to not getting one this month so this really is a shock, but it was also bittersweet because I felt like any comfort I spread around from now on won't necessarily be seen as, um (it's late and my brain isn't working...looking for word...), sympathetic, empathetic. Something like that. (Where's my thesaurus?)
I don't know if I'm making any sense. I am just trying to walk the fine line that will keep me from hurting people as much as I can.
ETA: I also want to mention that on the HHAC thread people should definitely be able to blow off steam and rant and cry. I don't want anyone to think that they can't say something because I (or anyone else) might get their feelings hurt. I only feel really bad when I feel like I'm the source of their pain. I can totally understand being upset, angry, depressed, ranting, crying, jealous, etc., because I've been there too - many times. I don't know...
Violet: Good for you getting another line on a test in the evening! Now you know it's really positive!
Khylie: I've been having the cramping too. I think a lot of us are, if that makes you feel any better. And I'm still compusively checking for blood every time I run to the bathroom. That's not going to end any time soon either.
OK, nite nite.
Edited by M Anna - 9/27/11 at 8:44pmpost #38 of 5149/28/11 at 1:04amQuote:
I'm not certain that I am ready to post in a forum called "I'm Pregnant", but I just had to pop in and say that Liz, if you're a dinosaur, then so am I! I don't know about you, but I think I'm a Velociraptor. You know, like the ones from Jurassic Park.post #39 of 5149/28/11 at 1:20amThread Starter
Hallo ladies, I see there has been a lot going on here!
Anna - yes, sorry about the oops with the baby #, have changed everyones to reflect all babies. I do always think of the possibility of twins, as I was a twin and it does run in the family - but not too worried about it. At the moment I dont tick all the twin high risk boxes, I am not over 35 and not overweight, but you never know
On another note - I know how you feel about not wanting to hurt other peoples feelings, we all feel that way. But the truth of the matter is - this is many of our last chance at being pregnant, and to think that you will never be were you are right now ever again - is quite scary. This will be our last baby, finantially we cannot afford more. So this is my last chans to have a shot at it and I want to make the absolute most of it. I want to enjoy every cramp, pain, headace and heartburn experience and feel this little miracle grow inside me. So please dont feel too down about how our other friends are taking the news, they will come around and I am sure they are actually happy for us, just dissapointed that it wasn't their month. it is sad that any of us have to deal with any of these feelings, so we best make it as easy for everyone as possible.
Khylie - Yes the cramping is weird, but normal. I am starting to check my undies for bleeding less frequently now as it starts to set in, I really cant wait to REALLY feel pregnant.
Violetray - Thanks for joining, great to have you here!!!
Gemmie and Diana - thanks for popping in, its great to have our buddies here!!!!
ME - Well I am starting (just a bit) to start feeling pregnant, heartburn and nausea bouts during night and day, and felt really queesy this morning - man was that a good feeling! I told the kids, but my son not really too interested and DD does not want to get too close as she is scared that we will lose this baby as well.
Has anyone got any scans booked???post #40 of 5149/28/11 at 1:23amThread Starter
Milk8Shake - glad you came to say hallo , please join us when you are readdy - I have read your post in HH&C and it is really something I never thought of that you do not have any babies yet. Please dont take this the wrong way, it is amazing to be with someone that is going trough this amazing joirny for the first time. All the happyness, love and health for you and your little baby!!!
- Breech Birth: Why Can't Women Have it Their Way?
- › Sharing the news 5 minutes ago
- › What are you knitting/crocheting? And share pics? 26 minutes ago
- › The Saner TTC and Graduates -- Wolf Moon 31 minutes ago
- › Silly things you've been told about breastfeeding? 56 minutes ago
- › I hate worrying. 1 hour, 14 minutes ago
- › Breastfeeding and weight gain 1 hour, 38 minutes ago
- › Single Mamas By Choice 1 hour, 50 minutes ago
- › ~*~ The TTC ONE Thread~*~ March 2014 2 hours, 2 minutes ago
- › Any other Pregnancy After Loss Mamas? 2 hours, 33 minutes ago
- › Nursing my 2.5 year old who is driving me crazy! And H is telling... 4 hours, 10 minutes ago
- › Vaccine: The Controversial Story of Medicine's Greatest Lifesaver by ss834
- › Pyur Diaper Balm by MimiPilla
- › Burt's Bees Mama Bee Belly Balm, Fragrance Free, by KatelynRose
- › Summer Infant Best View Handheld Color Video Monitor with 2.5"... by thebessmartinfo
- › Happy Heiny's One Size Cloth Diapers by SquirmyWorm
- › Homesteader's Kitchen, The: Recipes from Farm to Table by Monica S
- › Rainbow Light Just Once Prenatal One Multivitamin, 90 Tablets by glwilson22
- › Bear Stays Up for Christmas by rosemarievpaulson
- › The Night Before Christmas by rjdoghouse
- › The Polar Express by sassyfirechick
- › 8 Ways Natural Birth Helps With Breastfeeding by Sarah Clark
- › Probiotics and Your Little Ones by JenniO11
- › The Debate Over Handheld Devices for Babies... by Marcy Axness
- › Preparing your Child to Attend a... by OliviaHinebaugh
- › Am I A Bad Mother or Has Africa Run Out of... by BrainChild
- › Your Two-Year-Old Knows Squatting is Better by Melanie Mayo
- › Okay to Leave Kids in the Car While Popping... by Melanie Mayo
- › Laundry Zen by Laura Grace Weldon
- › High Needs Mother by BrainChild
- › Homebirth Forum Guidelines by Cynthia Mosher