First U/S - Page 3
Fingers crossed for a sticky bean!
Resque, are you supplementing progesterone this time? I am just curious because my doctor supposedly did blood tests to check my progesterone levels two weeks ago and never got back to me with the results. Have they tested you yet? I hope you have a good experience tomorrow
Fingers crossed for a sticky bean!
Talldarkeyes- they usually don't call you unless the results are abnormal. That is how my doctor operates anyways. For them, no news is good news, because it means everything is normal.
Glad to hear it!
I booked mine today, Dec 11th. I should be 9 weeks, oh well, one of the perks of waiting is I'll get to see a little gummy bear instead of a tiny sac
Just wanted to chime in on u/s. I know people have some issues with it, but being high risk, I have had to have multiple ones with all my pregnancies. I have had five pregnancies (not counting this one), with multiple ultrasounds and I have five very healthy children. I try to look at it as just extra chances to see my baby before they're earthside. I really recommend trying to relax, just like others have. As a parent you're going to have so many decisions to make that if you start out this stressed over everything, you won't be able to enjoy being a mom. Do your reading, decide what kinds of things you're comfortable with, but remember that flexibility is is key. Life throws us things that, if we remain flexible, we are much better able to handle and stay relaxed.
Thanks. Everyone for your advice. I feel a lot better about this all now. I think i was just have an expolsion of feelings. And it really was hard holding in my pee, i definetly overdrank and it made me sore. My digestions is super sensitive. Maybe i will just go from here as far as seeing if i want to do the next u/s, not thinking about it now. At least i know its only one baby, nice to know. Lolligee, i just wanted to say that i have been thinkibg a lot about what you said, and everyone really, about stress and parenting, and those words you wrote have been ringing thru my head, and heart. About how if i start out this stressed, i wont be able to enjoy being a mom. I know there is truth to that, and sometimes the truth hurts. I am tired trying to explain so i guess i am interested in more on the topic, more perspectives, while i know my own experience is what is i need to deal with. At least voicing it has got me morerlaxed for the moment . Time to relax. And, please know, it is not meant to make you feel at all.attacked, i appreciate you pointing this out to me, i hope this is clear. Although, maybe it needs to be another thread...
Hugs Mama! I don't look at it at all like an attack. I just hope I helped some.
here we are- I can understand your feelings of stress and isolation. I was 19 when I got pregnant with our first. No one I knew had children and my friendships all really changed because my friends and I had nothing in common. Of course, I was terrified! I was like you, spending hours reading about everything I could. I was determined to do everything "right". We were both students and living with our parents, and BROKE. There was a lot to worry about. It was a stressful and scary time. I can't say if all first pregnancies are like that but mine was!
But then my daughter was born. And I just went with what worked. She slept better with me, so we co-slept. She didn't cry if I wore her, so I bought a sling. Of course I made mistakes. Sometimes my best really wasn't good enough. But that's ok. We worked through it together and it was one hell of a journey! I wouldn't change it for anything. She's now 5 and a half and the most amazing little girl you will ever meet. I am constantly amazed that, even with all my mistakes and inadequacies as a mother, she has turned out to be a kind, compassionate, intelligent, funny, awesome person. And she loves me! Perfect or not.
I've got 3 now. And truthfully, not everyday is sunshine and roses. Sometimes motherhood is hard! But it is so, so, so, SO worth it. I would not change any of it.
All this is just to say...no, its not easy. And yes, you will get stressed. That doesn't mean there is anything wrong with you. From what I can tell, you care a whole heck of a lot for this little baby. And that's enough. Everything else will fall into place.