You don't have to follow the above! This is just a general chat. :)
hi everyone, I am approx 10 weeks along today, my next appointnent is tomorrow. I must admit the nerves are kicking in a bit, i'm so scared of another loss. I am truly hoping for a healthy, happy pregnancy, birth and beyond - i'm praying constantly for this little one. Symptoms wise, some nausea, tiredness etc. I am so thankful for this baby, and in between the nerves I am enjoying being pregnant again. It just all seems such a fragile time. I've got to keep reminding myself, one day at a time. . . .
Sienna-I hope your appointment goes well tomorrow. Give us an update.
Starfish-happy birthday! What a wonderful way to start the day. :)
jjh-how's the zofran working so far today? How did the appointment go?
AFM-If my LMP date is correct (I have wacky cycles and am unsure of the date exactly), I'm 5+6. My first appointment with the MW is next Tuesday and the following Tuesday, I'm getting an u/s to date the pregnancy. I've been really queasy for about a week now, my boobs are a bit achey and I am so sleepy. I'm blissfully happy to be dealing with these symptoms though. We've been wanting another little one for 3 years now!
Emski, my last babe was my first pregnancy after 4 years..I remember that feeling!
Now...well, I'm trying to not take anything for granted because I know how precious this really is! I do not think this will be the blissed out pregnancy my last one was. I'm too tired for bliss. LOL
I am 11 weeks according to the "What to expect" due date calculator. I thought I was 10. Wow. Already a 1/4 of the way down!
I haven't had an appointment yet, though I did call my midwife last week and left a message. She called back and left a message and now I need to call her again soon. She doesn't even know I'm pregnant
I still am in the 'surreal' stage. I can't believe we've been blessed with another child! I am also a bit scared, motherhood is like one long guilt trip. You love your kids so much every mistake echoes so much louder than it even should.
Times that by 5 and...
Happy birthday Star, I hope you have a good day --- but nothing tops snuggles!
Sienna - I will join you in praying for some peace. We all need peace during this time!
JJ - I hope the appointment goes well ~
Happy birthday star. Thanks for the support, I will update after the appointment.
Kamiro - a nap would be bliss! No time for one though, but I do try to at least rest.
I just found out today my sister is also pregnant and due around the same time - exciting! I haven't announced yet though as we want to get to at least 3 months.
Happy Birthday Star!
Good luck at your appt Sienna.
I am 5 1/2 wks along... I will still be here after everyone has their babes I think... lol
Symptoms- hungry for protein, insomnia (due to mind running through all things at bedtime)
Called and spoke with one midwife to interview, called insurance co today and found out I have $1000 deductible and then they only cover 80% since OON, I am trying to get them to cover it at in network rate! No appt yet.
I am still trying to deal with the feelings of sadness that I won't be able to do as much doula work as I'd hoped to next year. But all in good time! This baby needed our family to be born into!
Happy birthday Starfish!
Emskie - We might be due date buddies!
Sienna - How fun that you and your sister are expecting so closely! I hope she is so excited when you do announce!
Kamiro - Always great to be further along than you thought :) It's like time traveling!
Re naps: Yes!!! At first they were really helping with the sickiness. Now they make to difference to anything.
Meksmama - Another doula! I'm also a bit sad I won't be able to take on much doula work next year. But only a bit ;) With a little one and breastfeeding/pumping, lack of sleep, possibly being gone 24hrs or more, it's just too much and you can't be fully present with your clients. I'm considering CBE training this summer. It would be so nice to have one night a week at a scheduled tome where I could get a sitter, only be gone a few hrs, and still be involved in something I love. Plus it would be a great way to increase my client load when I am ready to take on clients.
AFM - 5w+5/6d. From my calculations baby should have a heart beat by now. I'm praying it does. This is the furthest I have made it in my last 3 pregnancies. Feeling so yucky is reassuring. I'm planning on calling the midwife tomorrow or wed since I've made it this far. I'm on PIO injections since my progesterone was slightly low at my first beta. I was at a birth last night/this morning and thankfully my nausea managed to stay away until I got home. Or I was in doula mode and ignored it? The exhaustion is extra overwhelming and I feel like I won't be able to catch up for the night of missed sleep for days.
Scan went well today, we saw little arms and legs, and a lovely hb again. Still some uncertainty on dates, but im trying not to worry as the main thing is theres been great development since my 7 week scan. I see a fetal medicine consultant in 2 weeks time all being well. Midwives not seeing me until 22nd which feels ages away, but hoping all goes well.
Happy Birthday, Starfish!! Although it is a bit belated now. Hope your day continued as sweetly as it began.
Jjh Glad your appt went well. Yuck about the glucose test. I remember that well. Ugh.
Kamiro I'd like to nap every day but most days it just doesn't happen. This week is Spring Break and I still have too much to do to fit in a nap. That's just wrong. I'll need to work on that. . .
Sila That sounds both exhausting and exhilerating! I hope you're able to get some good recovery sleep, though I know catching up is hard after missing a night of sleep.
Meks GL with your insurance company. That's frustrating!
Sienna Awesome news about your sister. How cool!
Katiecornflakes Haven't heard from you in a long time, mama. I am hoping everything is going well and that you're just busy with work.
AFM I'm 8 weeks, 5 days today. I have an appt to interview the MW I'd like to use this afternoon. My first OB appt with my current Ob/Gyn is next Tuesday. She told me she plans to do an ultrasound, which will hopefully stop all the twin speculation in my family once and for all! Still having mixed feelings about a new provider but I REALLY want to go to the birth hospital where the MW I am meeting with today delivers.
Sending you all lots of peace and warm wished for a fabulous day
It totally could be you just feeling hormonal and no one thought any thing of any thing.
And if it wasn't?
Screw 'em. Don't waste one second of your mama hood worrying what other women think of you when parenthood brings enough guilt on its own!
Writeon I agree, I've shared pretty early with a lot of people this time but I figure the same, I'd want them to know if something happened. I am sorry the experience made you feel judged or question your decisions though. You shouldn't need to justify any of your parenting decisions to anyone. No one else knows what you are juggling or about the intricacies of your life. I too often wonder if I am imagining judgment or if it's really there. . . I am a perfectionist and am rather hard on myself, if I'm not watching it.
AFM Met with my MW on Tuesday, LOVE her!! So excited. She did a quick scan and there's just one perfect little bean in there. I am hoping that puts all the twin speculation to rest No pictures to take home but SO sweet to see my little one growing and catch a glimpse of the heartbeat!