Soul-o, great news! Keep us posted. I always test better in the evening than fmu.
My ms seems to have vanished, which is slightly disturbing, seems too early. Next appt 1/27. Still obsessing about small sch. This website hates my ipad.
You're about 9 weeks along, right? I've had a couple of successful pregnancies where I was feeling OK and less nauseous by 9-10 weeks. I wouldn't be too worried about it, but as a fellow loss mama, I know how you feel. I will keep you in my prayers.
Don't despair, orangemomma, my first test with my son was negative. That's why I waited until I was several days late to test this time. I'm keeping you in my thoughts!
Oh, caritasrainbow, I don't want you be worried. I hope all is okay and I know the symptoms can vary day by day... I was scarily sick with nausea yesterday and I woke up feeling better today. I was so sick Sunday night that I woke up in the middle of the night and ran straight to the bathroom. I have never, ever gotten sick like that from being pregnant. I was really worried that something was wrong with me. Thank God I am feeling better today. I really feel like a new woman. I could barely eat anything all day and the smell of food had me heaving. It was not pretty.
My next appointment will be on the 20th and then I'll have a blood draw (genetic screening) and ultrasound on the 27th. My midwife referred me to the maternal-fetal medicine team as well just so they can evaluate me and make sure I'm not considered high-risk. (I had a perfectly healthy and totally uncomplicated pregnancy with my son but spontaneously went into labor and delivered at 32 weeks.)
Hoping the new year has been good to you all so far!
Congrats to Soul-O! What wonderful news!
AFM: My menses arrived earlier this week - a little heavier than normal with a few more cramps but otherwise the same old situation. I am just so sad but have been kept very busy with work - I am a little afraid of how I will cope once I have a day off.
I think I have to give up on the "trying" part of TTC - it's just too painful every month to hope and wonder and then to have my hopes dashed. With my partner's ED, we really only get one chance per month (if that). I think that at age 45 the odds are quite low and with only one opportunity each cycle..............................I know it's not completely impossible just very unlikely.
I will continue to keep as healthy as possible - I have not done anything special really in trying to conceive so I will continue on with my usual.
I will probably "stalk" you ladies for a bit and keep my fingers crossed that things go well for everyone!
orangemama - yes 45 is not so young, but last year my coworker's sister got pregnant (her first, completely unplanned) at 48 and her DH had ED. They were flabbergasted! It's still possible, and I'm sure you don't want to give up BDing, so it might as well fall in your fertile window, right?
soul-o - congrats to you!
caritasrainbow - I bet you are feeling a love/hate relationship with your nausea right now!
AFM: Still tired but it's getting better... slowly. Had my first doc appt and u/s yesterday at 7 1/2 weeks. Doc said I was exactly where I should be and we saw the heartbeat at 160bpm. I am doing the MaterniT21 test in early February. This is our first, so DH is getting all jumpy (in a motivated kind of way) about "the visitor" that will be arriving in 7 1/2 more months!
My heart soared just now, caritasrainbow--I'm so happy for you.
I'm holding my breath until my Monday appointment. Reaching the 12-week milestone seems symbolically very important to me. And I'll have another appointment the following Monday for my ultrasound and Panorama screening.
Have any of you used the Panorama screening? I used MaterniT21 in 2012 with our son and my [very expensive, employer-subsidized] insurance wouldn't pay for it. Argh!! I need to call and ask them if they will cover the Panorama test.
On a day-by-day basis I waver between thinking I'm no longer pregnant and daydreaming with my husband about baby names. I'm trying not to dwell on it because I don't want to feel anxious.
I finally broke the news to my sister last Friday. Telling her that I am pregnant was a weight off my shoulders but now it's put a bit of a wedge between us. I sure hope her next round of IVF is a success. Sigh...
Sending cheerful thoughts to all of you!