Hi Cecilia's mom, thanks for starting the new weekly thread! I can really understand why the childcare sounds stressful for you! I hope you find a happy balance soon!
Also, I mentioned in the last thread my important date, which is Jan 5 for ultrasound, but I didn't know how to get it added to the front of the thread. Can you do that?
Wow, Demeter, I can't fathom how people with whom you had shared something so personal could be so insensitive when the pregnancy didn't work out. I am sorry you had to go through that. We shared right away with close family, since this is our first (and despite our ages, we are the first on both sides to ttc), we couldn't contain out excitement, and everyone knew we were trying. I have since questioned the wisdom of that, but I decided that I would need support if something doesn't work out (we are far from all family and don't have many close friends here, either). No friends know yet. I do wish that we had been more assertive with the people we told that we wanted to keep it only in family, but my elderly father-in-law has since told half the village where he lives and my sister-in-law (guess where she heard it??) wrote something on my facebook wall about the pregnancy (which I immediately deleted and wrote her a personal message). The saving grace is that I suck at facebook and don't have any work people on it, so hopefully no one saw the fleeting message. Since they are in another country, it seems unlikely that the news will get out around here without our knowledge, but I guess once you let the news out, it is impossible to control it fully. Sorry about your back!
I hope you start feeling better, Jame! I hope you have a peaceful week, too!
Bailey, I hope you get some food soon!
I am having more waves of slight discomfort with my stomach. Sometimes it feels like indigestion or a pit in my stomach. I had a banana with breakfast and that seems to have sparked a bit of nausea, but it's not a full-blown "I wan to vomit" feeling. I also did the Detect5 pregnancy test this morning and the test line did appear on the 10000 level (which I calculated it should by now based on my blood beta on 14dpo), but it's super light. The control lines themselves are very light on the higher levels, which is annoying, but I guess good because otherwise I would be more anxious with the light test lines. This is not something I would recommend anyone purchase. I had bought it in my ttc phase from early pregnancy tests.com when they had a sale. Since I only got one beta, I decided I would take it to give me more peace of mind, but it hasn't done so, necessarily. Plus, I don't think blood and urine betas are really the same thing, which I didn't know at the time. I just need to focus on work this week, family next week, and then work again until my ultrasound on Jan 5 (soooo much easier said than done!).
Have a great week, ladies!
ETA updates from people who posted since I started writing!