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post #21 of 157
Onemoreontheway- I'm nursing as well and have been nauseous and crampy ( mini contractions) while DD is feeding. I was concerned as well, but everything I've read said it is normal. I'm going to see my GP tomorrow who follows me until 20 weeks. I am going to ask her about it.
post #22 of 157

Well, I took that other test. it turned out the same as the one i took 48 hours prior, are the lines supposed to darken? or maybe they were already as dark as they get.

 

Yesterday I felt a bit nauseous, today nothing. Yesterday I was so hungry, i had a 3 egg pancetta and mushroom omelette and 2 hashbrowns for breakfast. then at lunch i didn't want to eat, but had leftover beans/roastbeef/avocado. it was kind of weird going down, like i craved it and was disgusted by it at the same time. At 4pm when I needed to make dinner, i was very nauseous, and the thought of dinner made me want to gag. But I made myself a quick smoothie, drank it, felt better, happily cooked dinner and ate it! Today I just had a big smoothie for breakfast, brewers yeast has never tasted so delicious to me as right now. LOL. Smoothie may need to be my go-to breakfast for this first trimester! I felt great the rest of the day. Had shrimp fried rice for lunch and italian wedding soup for dinner. feeling a little snacky now... but i also just want to go to bed...

 

Here's what was in my smoothie today: raw goat milk, yogurt (cause i didn't have much milk left), oj concentrate, blueberries, vanilla, egg yolks, coconut cream, brewers yeast, kelp, sea salt.

 

i actually ran out to the store as soon as dh got home to buy me some more raw milk so i can have a smoothie in the morning!

 

so far i haven't felt anything unusual while nursing my toddler. i know at the end nursing would cause contractions. i'm semi-looking forward to when my milk supply bottoms out, it will encourage ds to night wean. yes, he's 2.5 and still night nursing. i had nightweaned him and then when he got rather sick this winter, i started nursing him again... haven't felt up to nightweaning again. soon i'm sure i'll be so tired cause of this pregnancy that i will stop putting it off. Because mama needs her sleep!

post #23 of 157

Vaquita Depending on when you took your first test (if it was really early or later) it might not darken much. I got my first BFP a full week before AF was due and my lines darkened significantly over that following week. If they already looked pretty close to the control line, you probably won't see much change. And yes, you definitely need your sleep!! smile.gif

 

Katie I thought the test you were referring to didn't get results back for a few months but was hoping I was wrong. Waiting for tests, not my personal best character trait winky.gif Mostly I feel fantastic, still so very excited. But I am so, so tired and the waves of nausea are increasing in intensity and frequency. And I cannot believe how much my body already looks pregnant! I also didn't remember that. I'm thinking I'll be very ready for new bras and maternity clothes in a few weeks. Yeah for research!! Wow, you really couldn't have timed that better!!

 

So my DD spilled the beans at school yesterday. It's totally fine, I am not at all upset, but a little torn now. I feel like it's really too early to share with my own students (they are aged 13/14 and 15/16) but I also don't know that I want them hearing it from someone else. I think I am going to try to wait a couple more weeks, unless someone actually asks.


post #24 of 157

Vaquita, I took only three tests but my lines didn't darken at all. I took a FRER at 12DPO and got a good strong line (though not as dark as the control). I also got a line on a Rite-Aid test (blue dye, + sign). I took my second FRER at 14DPO and the line looked the same as the first one. I was really worried at the time but the lines aren't really meant to be an indicator of anything beyond just pregnant/not pregnant. The only ones that can give you more information are the ClearBlue digitals with conception indicator, but I've heard a ton of horror stories about those as well. I'm way too chicken to try one of those!

post #25 of 157
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Originally Posted by SparkleMaman View Post

Vaquita Depending on when you took your first test (if it was really early or later) it might not darken much. I got my first BFP a full week before AF was due and my lines darkened significantly over that following week. If they already looked pretty close to the control line, you probably won't see much change. And yes, you definitely need your sleep!! smile.gif

Katie I thought the test you were referring to didn't get results back for a few months but was hoping I was wrong. Waiting for tests, not my personal best character trait winky.gif Mostly I feel fantastic, still so very excited. But I am so, so tired and the waves of nausea are increasing in intensity and frequency. And I cannot believe how much my body already looks pregnant! I also didn't remember that. I'm thinking I'll be very ready for new bras and maternity clothes in a few weeks. Yeah for research!! Wow, you really couldn't have timed that better!!

So my DD spilled the beans at school yesterday. It's totally fine, I am not at all upset, but a little torn now. I feel like it's really too early to share with my own students (they are aged 13/14 and 15/16) but I also don't know that I want them hearing it from someone else. I think I am going to try to wait a couple more weeks, unless someone actually asks.
I feel like only my BOOBS are looking pregnant... Holy moly... Yesterday my bra was so tight and I felt like I was just falling out!

Does anyone have any suggestions in comfy bras? I'm a bit large chested for my size so I generally have to wear an underwire but I have a feeling that is going to get extremely uncomfortable!

Otherwise... Just woke up, feeling pukey! I'm regretting the Parmesan and garlic kettle chips I ate last night... Yuck.
post #26 of 157
I hear you Jjh I will definitely need new bras soon too! I found underwire bras unbearable during pregnancy and nursing with DD. I liked Motherwear Bras but not sure if they even exist anymore!

Yup, just checked, they do and have a great selection - motherwear.com
post #27 of 157
Yay thanks! DH is not going to be happy because I am a bra shopping nut- but like I keep telling him when he has complained the past couple days about my symptoms (not really complain, but I have no energy so when he wants to do something and I don't he's sassy lol) that he is half the culprit lol!
post #28 of 157

LOL. I actually don't feel like my boobs are bigger yet! One more thing to worry about. Ha. But I'm sure it will come. Feeling a little pukey today. Had a sore lower back this morning and started worrying so much that something bad was going on. I hate how anxious I get! I think I need some guided meditations already! 

post #29 of 157
Katie- me too! Any suggestions?

Also, Vera Bradley email for today... It was for their new baby line!!! This couldn't be better timing... Now I REALLY want a girl lol!
post #30 of 157

Jocie, I will look for some and keep you posted. I have some that I've used before but they are more for later, I think. I just feel like I need to chill! Work makes it so hard. Every day I see people losing their babies. guilty.gif So it's hard to keep things in perspective. Deep breaths! Vera Bradley stuff is so cute! Wonder how they know already that you're knocked up! LOL! Last time I did start getting maternity/baby coupons from Target really quickly. I think it's because I bought pregnancy tests there and I have their card so they have my info. They came right after that. Freaks me out how much they know! uhoh3.gif

 

Sparkle, so funny about your daughter! That would be hard for a 9 yo to keep secret, I bet. Do you think your students won't hear it from anyone soon? I would imagine that news would go around a school like wildfire! I told my boss the other day since it's really important she know for scheduling purposes but I am sure she won't tell anyone. Although I almost vomited in a very smelly patient's room yesterday so it could be me who reveals before I'm ready! LOL. 

 

Speaking of, I was just pinning pregnancy announcement photos on Pinterest (so cute!). I was doing it for maybe 10 min before I realized the new board I had created wasn't private!!! There really aren't many people who follow me on there and I have no idea if they check it regularly anyhow but there are a few extended family members and a few people from work so I definitely feel so dumb! duh.gif I deleted the board and now I can't see it on there or on my activity so I'm hopeful that no one will see it but what a moron I am! LOL! 

 

Hope everyone had great day! 

post #31 of 157
Katie- thanks! And the Vera email was like a generic thing announcing to everyone that they now have baby items lol! Ever since we got married though, Facebook keeps blaring these pregnant? Ads and it is SOO infuriating lol!
post #32 of 157
Hey MAmas--

I am glad to "meet" you all smile.gif

Please forgive my self-absorbed post but I am just stunned and working through how I feel about this. I only found out a few hours ago and I am just stunned. DH and I were trying for a few months last fall and I did get pregnant in the fall. Unfortunately I had a miscarriage at five weeks.

We decided that we were ok as a family and at peace with having two bio kids and went back to using birth control. We were using it when I got pregnant. About a month ago we started the process to adopt a sn child from China. We've been working so diligently toward this goal. And now I'm pregnant. I just don't know how to feel. I of course will be thrilled to have a baby nine months from now but right now I feel grief and guilt that adopting has to be put on hold. You can't adopt a child while pregnant. My agency has been so good to us and I can't believe that I need to now say that we may never be able to bring one of these fantastic kids home to a loving family and the healthcare they need. I don't know what to do with all of this. And I hate that it's invading the joy I would and have felt after seeing two beautiful lines.

As for symptoms, lots of uterine thumping although I know it's not movement but it's super pronounced. And I am so tired and moody. I was in Vegas most of the week for a conference and I thought it was just the time change that was rendering me exhausted.

Tomorrow is my first day back teaching Zumba and I think it will be interesting smile.gif

Nausea for me hits around 6 weeks. Can't wait for that wink1.gif
post #33 of 157

starfish that is so hard.  What a difficult situation.  I have a special needs son and we had thought about adopting a special needs baby, since we were pretty sure we didn't want another bio kid.  We weren't really ready financially to do that, but it was definitely on my mind.  So many kids with heart defects who need medical treatment and loving homes and we know how to deal with that.  Our PG was a surprise too, and I'm totally in shock.  I just peed on another stick just to be sure, and the HCG line is darker than the control line, so it really must be real.

post #34 of 157

Katie Yeah, really too hard for a 9 year old to hold in. That's why it's totally fine. No biggie. I told our head of school and most of my colleagues yesterday. It's all good and everyone was super excited for us. I plan to tell students officially in a few weeks. Many probably will hear it before then but I'd rather wait. Unless, as you described, I have to run out of the room before! I totally understand your anxiety and fears. I saw the same things you described working in the ER and then lots of complications and losses further along when I worked in L&D. It makes it hard to relax and enjoy the moment when you've seen those things. In fact my varied experiences made it impossible to do so when I was pregnant with DD, at no point did I really feel safe. I was always wondering what could happen now/next. It really sucked the joy out of things. But I have promised myself not to do that this time (you can remind me of that when I become crazy woman at any point here btw). This will be my last pregnancy and I want to enjoy it all!! I don't have any easy answers, mama. But I know you've done this successfully twice before. That has to lend some confidence to you in your body and the process. I keep reminding myself that anything worth doing in life is a leap of faith, there are no sure things! And I just know you've got a sticky bean in there, Katie. hug.gif Oh, as for the emails and coupons, creepy right? I read a few years ago about how Target decides who to send baby items mailings to. They did some research and figured out a handful of purchases often indicated early pregnancy (and it wasn't HPTs!!). I think the list was lotion, multivitamins, and antinausea meds. Kinda weird and creepy!

 

Sleepymama  A really dark test line is awesome!! It's for real joy.gif

 

Wishing everyone a fantastic day!! coolshine.gif

post #35 of 157

Yep.  Top is 15 DPO, bottom is today, 22 DPO

post #36 of 157
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Originally Posted by SparkleMaman View Post

Vaquita Depending on when you took your first test (if it was really early or later) it might not darken much. I got my first BFP a full week before AF was due and my lines darkened significantly over that following week. If they already looked pretty close to the control line, you probably won't see much change. And yes, you definitely need your sleep!! smile.gif

 

 

Oh, OK. I took the first test when AF was 4 days late and the line was the same darkness as the control line.

post #37 of 157

I couldn't write in here so I was scared for a minute that I got kicked out.....  But I forgot to log in.  oops! haha

 

 

I had this intense but brief period of absolute panic last night about my entire life changing forever.  I'm going to be a mother.  Things will never be the same.  Can I handle it??  I don't deal well with change but I'm going to have to.  This is what I've wanted, but now that it's here I'm kinda freaking out.  Anyone else feel like this with their first??  horrors.gif

post #38 of 157

Ultrafighter Of course!! It is overwhelming. I particularly remember being scared of the unknown. I can tell you that becoming a Mama has made me a calmer, kinder and more empathic person. Learning to let things go, to realize I cannot do it all or do everything I do perfectly, has been really hard for me. Also not being able to plan for everything. Giving up control, in all ways, and learning to roll with it, that's what much of my learning has been about. But I suspect that it depends greatly on what kind of person you are. I tend to be a perfectionist and I am a bit anxious. I have embraced the idea that it all works out, because really, it always does. This has helped me tremendously. Believing in myself and accepting that good enough is good enough. Pregnancy takes 40 weeks for many reasons. You will adjust to the idea, the changes, and infants also grow slowly. Their needs change too. You don't have to be an expert on everything from the start. It is scary. But I am sure you will embrace all of the changes and amazing experiences and grow and blossom, mama!! hug.gif

post #39 of 157

very beautifully said sparkle x  it's so normal ultrafighter!

post #40 of 157

So normal, ultrafighter :)  I'd be more worried about you if you WERE NOT scared :)

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