It turned out that they did have my results and all was well. We also had an ultrasound that went great! Babe measured 8w4d and I was 8w5d (that's a day further than babe was last time!). Heartbeat was 180.
Just stopping in to say Hi! I know a couple of you from my short time on the Saner TTC thread (good to see you, Dakipode & GISDiva!). I just got my BFP last night, and confirmed it this morning with a digital HPT. I'm pretty much still in shock so I haven't really thought much yet about my plans to stay peaceful, but I'm really looking forward to getting to know you during our journey. I'm planning to do a gentle cycling class tonight to get my body moving - I've been thinking that I want to find a way to keep a moderate exercise routine going as long as possible.
Welcome Sphinxy! I hope you have a peaceful and healthy 9 months. I enjoy yoga a lot. It's good for strength and relaxation. There have been women in my classes up to 39 weeks. It seems doable, but probably easier if you have a practice much earlier. I found it difficult to do much exercise during the first trimester, but the second has been much better. I don't push myself. If I feel weird, I take a break and just do what I can.
Hi Sphinxy, welcome! So glad you're here!
That's a nice belly pic you've got there. Deborah! I thought I was starting to look freakish for only 11 weeks, but could it be that I'm normal?
I finally snuck some yoga in last night while DS was taking a bath. He was singing at the top of his lungs as usual, so it wasn't as relaxing as it could have been, but it felt really nice! I feel like I'm finally coming out of the fog of the first trimester, hopefully I will feel more motivated to get back on track.
GISDiva- Thanks. LOL. If it isn't your first pregnancy, it's totally normal. I'm 2 weeks behind you and already look like that. I had to get into the large maternity pants that afternoon. I absolutely love watching my belly grow though.Also, my friend who had her rainbow baby in December is giving me her belly support band. My RLP has been awful and someone suggested getting one. I asked my friend what brand hers was and where she got it. She offered me hers since she knows she's not having any more babies (she had her tubes tied when she did her c-section).
It just threw me for a loop. I knew things happened faster but holy cow. I'm a smaller person and started showing the minute I peed on a stick, it was ridiculous. It makes hiding it at work for 12 weeks *very* difficult. Not that I mind too much, it's a nice reminder of what's going on down there. :)
Thanks, everyone, for the warm welcome!
pokey - It's so comforting to see you here, and around the other boards. I think because you were one of the very first people to respond to me my first day posting on MDC, I've just always appreciated knowing you're there. Thank you SO much for the support! I love your outlook on doing what you can, when you can. I never did make it to my cycling class the other night. I wasn't too tired, but with all the excitement and thoughts starting to sink in, I just wanted to be home. DW knows someone who worked at a gym that is unfortunately going out of business, and I think we are going to be getting a free used elliptical from them soon which will be so nice to have as an option. I've never had workout equipment at home before.
A question for anyone who's interested - What tips do you have for balancing the "information overload" out there about what pregnant women should do/eat/drink/read/etc with your desire to have a peaceful pregnancy?
Thanks, Sphinxy! It's great to see you here too! I'm glad I've been able to help. I also enjoy seeing folks in different parts of the community. I get to talk with people I wouldn't get to talk to elsewhere. I know what you mean about being overwhelmed and just wanting to be home with DW. We both get that way sometimes. In terms of the information overload, I don't think it bothers me much. I ignore what I want to ignore. I have learned a few new things as well that have been useful. I have trained as a doula so I've read a lot about pregnancy over the years so a lot of information is not new to me, but experienceing it myself is definitely new.
Beautiful baby bump, Deborah! I'm so glad the baby is growing like it should be.
GISdiva-Yeah for a healthy reminder you're pregnant. I was bloated from the very beginning so I could definitely tell, but I'm almost 20 weeks now and I still haven't told everyone at work. No one has asked yet. It may be getting to the point where it's kind of ridiculous, but I've always been good at keeping things to myself. A little too good perhaps.
AFM--Had my big ultrasound today and it's a boy! The first shot we got was nice view of his butt. It was very clear. We couldn't see his face very well, but the genitals were on full display. It was kind of funny. We were both hoping for a girl, but I don't feel disappointed at all. I feel happy. Seeing him and learning more about our baby makes it all feel more real. He will be here pretty soon. We have a lot of work to do before that. It's so reassuring to see him in there wriggling around and looking healthy. Knowing it's a boy just gives us a lot to think about. Neither of us has any brothers so little boys are somewhat of a mystery, but we'll figure it out.