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post #41 of 45

Hurrah, Tillymonster!  It sure sounds like there might've been something up with the diagnostic equipment they used to do your Hcg blood test.  I am not an expert, but I sincerely find it difficult to believe that your Hcg was ever really that low in a viable pregnancy.  Something was up, but whatever it was, I am glad you're still with us as a group!

post #42 of 45
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Hi Ladies! I'm about 6 1/2 weeks and almost nothing sounds good to eat, ugh! I was super hungry it seems from just past ovulation up until last week... Now, my sense of smell is so intense! When I make a salad, I'm super picky about every little piece of green that goes in it, never used to be that way... I have to force myself to eat and after a few bites I feel full. DH wants me to eat and I tell him I'm trying, ugh!! When I get an occasional craving for something, he jumps on it and gives it to me (he's so sweet)...

Last night, I had a sudden craving for cheese enchiladas (I know not the healthiest, right), so bam, there they were in front of me and I was surprised that I ate about half of them... I wish that the few cravings I do have were for something healthier as I generally try to eat a very healthy diet (organic, non GMO, no MSg, no artificial sweeteners, no processed foods, no refined sugars/starches, etc...). I just feel that when I actually want to eat something (even if it's not ideal), I should go ahead and eat it because nothing else sounds good. Anyone else going through the guilt of eating naughty foods while pregnant (personally, I hate that I'm not being a better mommy)?

We were starting to transition to a more paleo diet before I got pregnant, but that has pretty much gone out the window! Hope this weird phase passes soon... It sounds like the 2nd trimester will be better from what some of you have said, so looking forward to that!!

 

So, we haven't told anyone that I'm pregnant yet... I told my Mom at 5 weeks last pregnancy (that I lost at 7.5 weeks) and I don't want to upset her again (this will be her first grandchild!)... Wondering if there is some magic week that it's supposed to be 'safe' enough to go ahead and tell people...? My Mom & I are really close, so there is no way I can wait until the 2nd trimester... anyone have advice on this? I'm planning to do an u/s at either 8 or 10 weeks, maybe I should try to wait until after that to tell her...? 

 

I just wanted to tell you I am so sorry for your loss at 7.5 weeks. This was exactly me, except I was 8wks or so, it was a terrible experience and now I just freak out and worry every time I get pregnant, this'll be the second pregnancy since my miscarriage and one was the best thing that happened to me, my 3yo daughter. I waited exactly 3 months. It was SO hard. And many of my coworkers guessed, especially with my bionic nose powers! Ha! I would wait atleast another few weeks but for me? My sisters already know, and I told them I might miscarry again and there is not much I can do. It made it a little easier to be around them, having them know. So if next time you see your mom, just tell her if it feels right and tell her it's a secret. First grandchildren are SO EXCITING right! Yay babies! Just thought I'd give my 2cents. And mama-- no guilt. Eat what you want. Just try your best. If something sounds disgusting or delish--- listen to the body!

 

And ladies, thanks for the kind words. I really don't know HOW that HCG test could possibly have been <.5, which is a tiny tiny amount of hormone and the farthest from being pregnant you could get! But get this... now I'm told that last nights' pee test (I went to urgent care to get an obgyn to check me out, I was freaking) and they now tell me the URINE test was in fact negative!!! They told me it was positive when I was there. I'm so confused. I still feel pregnant. I think? It's really weird, because I am unsure. And it's SO early to know, so I'm just trying to go with the flow. This is certainly a story for the ages, isn't? ROTFLMAO.gif

post #43 of 45

tilly - that certainly sounds like a rollercoaster but i'm glad you're still camping out with us. 

 

 

 

tonight we had breakfast-for-dinner with scrambled eggs, which we eat frequently. i couldn't eat my eggs because they tasted too much like eggs.  irked.gif i hope this is just a quick phase i'm going through. we keep a backyard flock and eat quite a lot of eggs. it would be upsetting if i was actually turned off them for very long. today i am SO sick. i haven't puked but i've gotten quite close a few times. this might be the worst i've felt so far. 

post #44 of 45
Well I was almost ready to call it with my spotting and lack of nausea, but Im taking a page from you wise women and am just going to roll with this for now and enjoy being pregnant (the 8millionth test says I am anyway! --speaking of tests, that is completely nuts, tillymonster!!)
Also I got blood work back and it says Hemocrit and hemoglobin are low, which Dr. Google says is often the case w/ pregnancy? Also looks like I'm anemic, which could explain the beyond-tired state I've been in (on top of the 1st tri exhaustion and having a sweet little 19month old monster in the bed who thinks daytime starts at 4am!). Anyone else anemic or have low iron? I have a good supplement that I started taking tonight, hopefully I'll start to notice a difference.
Anyway it feels good to still feel pregnant, but the skeptical realist in me somehow I feel like I'm jinxing things by hoping. Does that make any sense? Or maybe that's actually just the worrywart fear-mongerer in me...
post #45 of 45
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Originally Posted by tillymonster View Post

I just wanted to tell you I am so sorry for your loss at 7.5 weeks. This was exactly me, except I was 8wks or so, it was a terrible experience and now I just freak out and worry every time I get pregnant, this'll be the second pregnancy since my miscarriage and one was the best thing that happened to me, my 3yo daughter. I waited exactly 3 months. It was SO hard. And many of my coworkers guessed, especially with my bionic nose powers! Ha! I would wait atleast another few weeks but for me? My sisters already know, and I told them I might miscarry again and there is not much I can do. It made it a little easier to be around them, having them know. So if next time you see your mom, just tell her if it feels right and tell her it's a secret. First grandchildren are SO EXCITING right! Yay babies! Just thought I'd give my 2cents. And mama-- no guilt. Eat what you want. Just try your best. If something sounds disgusting or delish--- listen to the body!

And ladies, thanks for the kind words. I really don't know HOW that HCG test could possibly have been <.5, which is a tiny tiny amount of hormone and the farthest from being pregnant you could get! But get this... now I'm told that last nights' pee test (I went to urgent care to get an obgyn to check me out, I was freaking) and they now tell me the URINE test was in fact negative!!! They told me it was positive when I was there. I'm so confused. I still feel pregnant. I think? It's really weird, because I am unsure. And it's SO early to know, so I'm just trying to go with the flow. This is certainly a story for the ages, isn't? ROTFLMAO.gif

Thanks tillymonster:) And, I love the 'bionic nose powers' - I totally have bionic nose powers, it's insane! I think I've decided to wait to tell my Mom until after we hear/see the heartbeat at an ultrasound - planning to make an appointment tomorrow for the following week when I'll be 8 weeks, hope they can fit me in! Sorry about the stress you must have gone through with the weird test results and confusion, how awful! Glad you're still with us!!!

 

mrsandmrs - I am the same way about so many things right now food-wise, ugh! We had pretty much transitioned to using coconut oil for cooking and the smell of it when it's heating is making me gag! I'm so bummed because I know it's so much better to use it for cooking (and it's so good for you) but I have to cover my nose when I smell it now, blah! I sure hope this passes soon. I too haven't puked yet but sometimes I just wish that I would so I could feel better. And, hope eggs sound good to you again soon:)

 

LLtheTinkerbell - I was told last pregnancy that my iron was a 'little' low so I supplemented with an additional 18mg and have done so again this pregnancy just in case. Hope that your supplement makes you feel better soon. And, I don't think that you are "jinxing things by hoping", we all need to keep hope alive in our pregnancies and I think we all have a bit of "worrywart fear-mongerer" in us, completely natural!hug.gif

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