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post #401 of 514

I'm sorry, I'm still panicking here.

 

LPM 8/31

Fairly sure I O'd 9/11 or 9/12

BFP 9/27 (on CD 28)

 

due date based on LMP: 6/6/12 (which would put me at 7 wks 1 day today)

due date based on O: 6/3 or 6/4/12 (which would put me at 7wks 4 days today)

due date based on u/s: 6/8/12 (which puts me at 6 wks 6 days today)

 

Does anyone think that late implantation can explain the discrepancies?

post #402 of 514

I am still checking the toilet paper every time I wipe and I still have a little over two weeks to get past where I was when I lost Paisley...but I am taking it as a good sign that I am starting to get good and queasy now. 

 

Today has been pretty much a wash as far as trying to accomplish anything...mostly I laid on the couch and watched the "Lost in Austen" mini-series on Netflix. I can't say as I love being queasy, but I'm embracing it as a sign that baby is okay. I know it still doesn't mean all is well, but it keeps me from holding my breath as much!!

 

Zub--I really hope that your bean is holding on and growing well and that you have nothing to worry about.

 

MAnna--same for you. I think sometimes we put so much faith on technology when ultimately it all comes down to the technician's use of that technology. I am hoping for both your sake and for Zubeldia that either your kiddos catch up to where they "should" be...or that it was just the way the tech measured that threw things off.

 

Fingers crossed for both of you!!

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Zub- How are you? I am still hoping for the best for you....HUGS!!!!!!

 

Camera - Good luck tomorrow! Will you find out the gender?

 

AFM- My u/s was good. I measured 7 weeks and 5-6 days, so almost 8 weeks. OB said the heartbeat was normal, didn't give me a number. Okay, my EDD is June 3rd:)


We found out at 16 weeks (almost 4 weeks ago) that he's a boy! It tripped me out to have tiny boy parts in side of me for a week or so. Hopefully, he's still a boy. wink1.gif I'll post the video on my blog after I get it uploaded for those that might want to see it. (Though I totally understand if any of you ladies don't.)
post #404 of 514

I put in a name change- so soon I will be "countrymouse."

 

I think Rainey is right- we put too much faith in technology.  There is so much room for error and speculation based on speculation!  We come in all shape in sizes and it doesn't make sense that we would all be exactly the same size at 6 weeks, 7 weeks or ? weeks.  

 

Keep the faith!

 

I am still so sick.  My friends are helping out with taking care of my daughter.  I made an appointment with an acupuncturist who works with pregnancy.  I go in on Monday.  On Sunday I am getting some energy work done with a man who has really helped a bunch of my dear friends.  

 

The B6 seems to help the nausea, not take it away just helps me stand up.  

 

Thinking of you all.  Especially Zubeldia- Hope you get some peace of mind and good news soon!  -Countrymouse

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Oohhhhh!  I just found this.  I can't believe how many of us are here. This is so exciting!!!  I am 10w4d and feeling good. I had a rough start with pretty constant nausea, daily migraine headaches, and have been doing progesterone injections twice a week since 4 weeks (it is HARD to stab yourself with a needle!).  But I'm feeling good now and trying to remind myself that I felt good this time with my dd and ds and it does not mean I am miscarrying just because I don't feel horrible anymore. I had an u/s at 7 weeks and we saw a heartbeat (150bpm) so everything looked really good.  I'm past both my last two miscarriages weeks so I feel good about that too.  My first appointment with my mw is November 1st and if everything is good then, we'll tell the kids and our families.  

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Welcome Callie! I'm glad everything is going well for you!

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Manna- Okay, my OB doesn't worry unless there is over a week difference....so either way you look at your dates, you are fine and the u/s machine is not exact. It's so hard early on to get exact measurements. My doctor really believes that going by your LMP and estimating with u/s is the most accurate according to all the research she has done. She also thinks that measurements done at around 10 weeks are more accurate than the early ones. I hope this gives you some peace of mind...I wish we could all just fast forward to July...that way all our healthy babies would be in our arms!!

 

Callie- WELCOME! Great news!

 

Violetray- I love your new name - country mouse!

 

Zub- How are you? When do you get any more information? HUGS to you!

 

 

AFM- Thanks everyone for the warm wishes:) I know I am far from being "out of the woods", but I am checking off my small milestones..I just hope it continues:) I go back on Nov 4th for another u/s..if all is good with that one, the following one will be the nuchal screening with the specialist.

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I need to catch up actually reading instead of skimming, but I wanted to say a few things to those that had scans this week.

 

MAnna - You didn't chart last month right? So you can't really know FOR SURE when you ovulated, right? Because I remember your bfp being not so dark and on cycle day 28, if you were actually 16dpo, your bfp would've been darker IMO. I tested 17dpo and the line came up super dark immediately, there was no question. Just trying to help you make a little sense of it. You also rarely ovulate early from what you have said in the past, so I'd be okay with the later date. Either way though, honestly, measurements will differ from machine to machine and tech to tech. Keep growing your baby good and strong. :)

 

zub, I know you are stressing out. I know you feel like they aren't hearing you. I know this is an anxiety ridden time. I know that me providing "false hope" isn't going to get you anywhere. But the thing is, this pregnancy (for you) is so different than your last one. So while you are totally anxiety ridden, search within yourself and find the differences. Here is what I remember. The heartbeat from your last pregnancy never got up that high. You never really felt sick. You were still able to exercise no problem. While the growth appears small, the heartbeat is strong and at the upper level of what is to be expected at that point. I have always felt like ultrasounds are great diagnostic tools, but not so great at measuring growth - because this has to be judged by the sonographer. There are going to be as many different opinions as there are sonographers. I did some googling and there are plenty of women that I found that are in your exact same situation. "slow" growth but great heartbeat. The heartbeat is what matters at this point. I really believe that our babies FEEL our stress - I know when I get upset with the kids right now, I suddenly start getting kicked and punched. Try to sit and focus on having a healthy baby growing just as he or she knows how to best. Try to nourish yourself and your little one during this most anxious time. It is not over or anywhere near over. I'm thinking so much of you right now, and sending lots of light your way.

 

As for the rest of you still checking toilet paper, I am 19 weeks today and just stopped doing that 2 weeks or so ago. I haven't completely stopped, but it isn't constant anymore. Comes with the territory I suppose. Gotta run for now.

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Thank you Loveandlight. I had that thought recently too - that the line wasn't as dark as you would have thought for "16 DPO". I'm glad we kept BDing 'just in case' even after I thought O was done! Trying to relax. Yesterday as I was driving home from the grocery store I thought (and no offense to anyone who doesn't agree with this, just sharing): We tried for five months to conceive. We've NEVER had problems before and we were going all out and it wasn't happening. I have to think that the fact that there is indeed a baby growing inside right now is only because God blessed it to be so. If the baby only stays with me for a little while, then that was also what God blessed. Worrying is pointless. I need to stop and be grateful that there is a baby there at all and stop worrying about the future.

 

Zub, try as I might, I just don't have any bad feelings about this for you. I agree that you ought to be given an u/s next week for comparison purposes and to set everyone's mind at ease, but the strong HB just blows away any other concern I might have about growth. Things just "feel ok" for what that is worth. (((hugs))))

post #410 of 514

Callie - good to see you!

 

loveandlight - you too. 19 weeks already? Wow! I'm with you on checking for blood...I'm still doing that periodically, and I'm 15/16 weeks now.

 

MAnna - I second what loveandlight said. And I agree with you about just living for today, so to speak. Right now, there's a bean growing. Even though I still stress out about things, I try to remember that is the situation NOW and I can't do anything about tomorrow. Doesn't always work, but that is the kind of thought I'm TRYING to carry with me.

 

Zub - how are you? Any updates?

 

AFM - today I'm surprised at how I'm feeling. I'm sad today. My DS2 would be 8 months old today. However, thinking about that is like thinking about some kind of dream. It's really weird. It seems a little distant for some reason. I'm feeling almost sat about THAT too...I hope I'm not forgetting him somehow. It makes me feel guilty that I've been so focused on this new pregnancy and haven't been thinking about him as much - at least in a practical sense, we haven't been to the cemetery lately and we're waiting on the gravestone "proof" to get to us so the order can happen (it's been over 3-4 weeks since we went in and chose one; and in Jewish tradition you're not supposed to really have one for a year). I've been feeling less urgent about following up with the cemetery about this. I don't know. Just feeling strange and sad today.

post #411 of 514

I swear.

 

I went to the medicaid office earlier this morning to hand in my application and the 101 forms required. AS USUAL, it doesn't matter how well I comply with the requirements, they always want to see something else. In this case, two things they didn't need for the exact same application in March.

 

I am so tired of being treated like something on the bottom of someone's shoe. I started crying when I got home and told DH I want an UC this time. I've never had any pregnancy complications barring the miscarriage and no one could have done anything about that. I've never been given any help in pregnancy or labor and frankly I feel like I could do a better job. I feel like I've been stripped of all dignity. I want to stand in the middle of these places and yell, "I am intelligent! I worked and paid taxes for 15 years as a nurse including during college! I am not a deadbeat! I can't help that my husband is a priest and we live like church mice! I deserve to be treated like a human being!"

 

I feel like crap.

post #412 of 514

Stacey - That is awesome news!! i am excited for you!

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I swear.

 

I went to the medicaid office earlier this morning to hand in my application and the 101 forms required. AS USUAL, it doesn't matter how well I comply with the requirements, they always want to see something else. In this case, two things they didn't need for the exact same application in March.

 

I am so tired of being treated like something on the bottom of someone's shoe. I started crying when I got home and told DH I want an UC this time. I've never had any pregnancy complications barring the miscarriage and no one could have done anything about that. I've never been given any help in pregnancy or labor and frankly I feel like I could do a better job. I feel like I've been stripped of all dignity. I want to stand in the middle of these places and yell, "I am intelligent! I worked and paid taxes for 15 years as a nurse including during college! I am not a deadbeat! I can't help that my husband is a priest and we live like church mice! I deserve to be treated like a human being!"

 

I feel like crap.



Just wanted to give you hugs mama. I'm sorry they are putting you through the wringer. hug2.gif

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I am so sorry. :(   I remember hanging up the phone in tears many times when I was on Medicaid.  stupidstupidstupid caseworker.  When I could actually reach her, she was horrible.  She once required me to recopy my entire packet of gajillions of ID/verification things because "one page was copied upside down".  Turn the paper around?  No.  Can I just fix that one thing (since you're too lazy to turn the paper around)?  No.  She wouldn't put anything through until I redid the entire application and sent her brand new copies of everything again.  Tried to speak with her superiors, and that went nowhere.  A sliding scale clinic I went to a while ago told me that the offices regularly "lose" paperwork, making her clients do the application all over from the start.

 

Seriously, between that and Immigration, I am utterly convinced that some people go into those jobs for the power trip and the control they have over people's lives.  It sucks.

 

((((hugs)))))
 

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Originally Posted by Matushka Anna View Post

I swear.

 

I went to the medicaid office earlier this morning to hand in my application and the 101 forms required. AS USUAL, it doesn't matter how well I comply with the requirements, they always want to see something else. In this case, two things they didn't need for the exact same application in March.

 

I am so tired of being treated like something on the bottom of someone's shoe. I started crying when I got home and told DH I want an UC this time. I've never had any pregnancy complications barring the miscarriage and no one could have done anything about that. I've never been given any help in pregnancy or labor and frankly I feel like I could do a better job. I feel like I've been stripped of all dignity. I want to stand in the middle of these places and yell, "I am intelligent! I worked and paid taxes for 15 years as a nurse including during college! I am not a deadbeat! I can't help that my husband is a priest and we live like church mice! I deserve to be treated like a human being!"

 

I feel like crap.



 

post #415 of 514
We've been trying to get Medi-cal since MAY for my DD and husband after he was laid off. It is the most ridiculous process. Every time we turn in paperwork, they take a good month to process it. I'm terrified that something will happen, and we'll get stuck with the bill.
post #416 of 514

That health care coverage business sounds terrible.  Hope everybody who needs coverages gets some soon.

Zubeldia- How's it going?

 

I am still so totally sick.  I'm just a tiny bit better because I started eating greek yogurt.  I think the high protein is helping.  I haven't had any veggies in days, just some fruit and a bit of yogurt.  My nurse friend got me some MiraLAX to help with the constipation.  It worked, I recommend the stuff.  It's a powder that is mixed with water.  I could actually drink it.  Someone told me today that her OB nurse told her that benadryl sometimes helps with pregnancy nausea.  I don't know if I'll try it.

 

I spend every night with both hands on my belly, praying every time I wake up.   

 

Thinking of you all!  -Violet (soon to be countrymouse)

 

 

post #417 of 514

Hi everyone. I got DH's cold and spent a good portion of the day in bed. I was too scared to take pseudoephedrine so I took something containing benadryl instead which knocked me flat. I'm going to take some more at bedtime. I hate feeling drugged though. I had a lot of nausea this morning to the point I actually thought I was going to throw up a number of times, but didn't. This is about as bad as the nausea gets for me (so sorry to those of you who have HG!!!) and it was very reassuring. Not that I like being sick, but I would have given anything to have continued feeling sick this past spring, if you know what I mean.

 

Laura, if you're lurking around, come out of the closet!! You got a BFP girl!!! joy.gif

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MAnna!  ROTFLMAO.gif  How did you know I was doing just that!

 

I'm happy to join you guys in the Graduate thread wave.gif  I'm going to try my best to live in the moment and be thankful for every day that I am pregnant.  Not letting my anxieties get the best of me will be a big challenge in these first few weeks. 

 

I can't believe we are going to have a 4th child!  So excited to be here!

post #419 of 514

So happy to have you!!!

post #420 of 514

LAURA!!! I am so flipping excited for your two dark lines! I didn't want to do somersaults for you on the other thread so I came here to do them - why isn't there a somesault smilie?! Oh well:

 

jumpers.gifREPlaySkateboard04HL.gifbiggrinbounce.gifROTFLMAO.gifcarrot.gifbouncy.gifjoy.gif

 

Those are the jumpiest - anyway, I know you were gearing up to stop trying, & I hope this pg all works out smoothly for you!

 

And everyone here, of course - so happy to see a few of you in the second trimester. Yay!

Thinking of you all in the nervousness and worry of PAL though. If you've been around for many months, I just saw that 3boysmama/Nicole had her baby girl last week, and she said the anxiousness never went completely away for her, but the relief and joy at the end were huge. Wishing that for each of you mamas.

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