JRighty38 - I've had cramping this time around too, but I've noticed that often it is just that my "morning sickness" winds up being more on the lower-digestive end, rather than nausea/vomiting (though I do feel queasy often). Normally my cramping winds up being gas or diarrhea - is it possible you've been experiencing some digestive issues that are causing it? Make sure you're drinking TONS of water, because it can help with cramping in various ways too. Hugs
Sycsibert - I'm coming up upon 7 weeks - the middle milestone of my miscarriages. I had one at 5 weeks, 7 weeks, and 12 weeks. Once I get past the 7 week hump and get to 8 weeks, I'll feel a bit better. Still a long way to go for all of us, but we can only do it one day at a time. Hang in there!!
As for me, my Dr. appt is tomorrow, and I'm nervous. I'm nervous for all the reasons I think we all understand, but I'm also nervous because we've been hit with a major winter storm, and I'm hoping the Dr. will be in the office!! Schools are at least 2 hour delay, and possibly closed tomorrow, and I know further in town a lot of businesses are shutting down. I'm hoping the Dr. office stays open. I've been holding my breath for this appt since I found out I was PG.
I know the Dr can't really do anything for me, but I just need to hear something reassuring, and maybe be even some tips on something I can do to make this baby/pregnancy as healthy as possible. Even if the Dr just says "drink water" I'll feel a bit more like I have SOME control over things, which is something I really need right now (even though I know that I don't have control over anything really with this). Does any of that make sense at all? I'm stressing for sure, hoping this baby sticks, and I think I'm just in freak-out-mode, still being stuck in this first trimester, and scared about all the possibilities that could go wrong. I need to focus on positive things.
I have been talking to my hubby about it a bit, but I don't think he really "gets" it. I can see he's trying to be supportive, and has been really stepping up around the house so that I can rest and take care of myself as much as possible. That said, I really need him to be supportive TO me, and encouraging. I'm hanging on by a thread, and trying to stay strong and positive, but half the time when I talk about the pregnancy, how I'm feeling, etc, its like he doesn't even hear me. I don't think I've been a "debbie downer" to him about it or anything, but when I have actually expressed my concerns, or talked about how I overdid it going grocery shopping today and can't keep my eyes open another moment, he just really doesn't even seem to hear me. He's just distracted or not focused or changes the subject. A couple that we're friends with - I spent time with the wife today and she was telling me about a conversation my hubby and her hubby had about how "magically" I have these symptoms now that I peed on the stick - as if I'm making it all up. I finally broke down and cried tonight (I'm emotional since the pregnancy, yes), and I don't think he understands what I'm needing from him. I want him to care that I'm concerned and help to reassure me when I break down crying (which isn't often, honest - I try to stay positive). I want him to be concerned for my health and the health of the baby and pay attention if I am feeling sick to my stomach or so tired that I'm falling asleep standing up. I want him to understand that I'm not making up how I feel, both physically or emotionally - they're very real things. He tried to be sensitive to me when we talked but he just didn't get it. :(