I so understand that, everytime i start getting excited, i pretty quickly just start feeling dumb. i really wish the baby would get to kickin mama so i can be hopefully a little more reassured...
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Expecting a Rainbow - Page 4post #61 of 1209/11/13 at 6:14pmpost #62 of 1209/12/13 at 9:45am
Selissa, I hope some kicking will do it! But I think I will be worried until the anatomy scan. Maybe at least then I will breathe a sigh of relief! Or maybe instead I will worry about stillbirth, I don't know!
My DH is planning to wait until about 20 weeks before telling his family. He was actually thinking of waiting until the baby is born, but I told him his mom might kill him if he did that.post #63 of 1209/15/13 at 7:18pm
Still feeling very anxious and self-conscious about being anxious... i *know* in my head that it doesn't do me any good to stress about what might happen, but I can't seem to help it. Feeling kicks, would help. Hearing the heartbeat, would help. Not dreaming about blood on the toilet paper, would help. oh well... just gotta keep on, keeping on. Have been feeling significantly better the last week or so, wish i could simply enjoy it.
Hugs to all. I know it's hard, I know it hurts... the fear, that is. We aren't "dumb" to be worrying, we are human and we've known pain.
Bananapost #64 of 1209/16/13 at 8:56ampost #65 of 1209/16/13 at 10:51amThread Starter
So... I had a very weird/frightening thing happen to me yesterday. I woke up with a totally flat stomach. The bump was gone. I couldn't believe it. Even freaked DH out too. By the end of the day, my belly was back but I swear my stomach was flat in the morning (pre-pregnancy, I had a flat tummy. Not toned but flat nonetheless.) Eeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!! I am guessing it must have been "disappearing bloat" or something. Yikes!post #66 of 1209/16/13 at 11:03ampost #67 of 1209/16/13 at 4:22pmpost #68 of 1209/16/13 at 6:50pmThread Starter
Yeah, our bodies are weird. I went for a check-in today and heard baby heartbeat again, right about 160bpm. My DD2 came with us and got to hear it too! That was exciting for me. I am guessing she really didn't know what she was hearing but it's still fun that we got to take her with us. THe heartbeat looks a little high so DH is preening in that he is probably right it is a girl. I am still holding out for a boy.
Lastly, it's like a personal little victory every Monday when I get to move the little heart one week further in my signature. So far so good and feeling positive tonight. I hope the feeling sticks!post #69 of 1209/17/13 at 4:57pmThread Starter
Holy moly, I am just bawling right now. THere is a picture going around on Facebook about a momma who lost two boys and then had a rainbow girl. I don't know how to share that post here but she created a YouTube video that chronicles her story too. Watch this only if you are ready to totally cry, both for her and for ourselves... http://youtu.be/g5Urhe0aq44post #70 of 1209/18/13 at 4:17am
HI all! I have been reluctant to post, as I have been in a difficult place these past couple of months. But here I am, I had my first prenatal appt yesterday, and everything looking good at 14 weeks! I was a wreck. I have decided to take it one DAY at a time,and everyday to be grateful for just simply another day. My midwife told me to come in anytime to hear the heartbeat, am considering getting a doppler for at home......anyone else have one??post #71 of 1209/23/13 at 3:52pmQuote:Originally Posted by mountainsun
HI all! I have been reluctant to post, as I have been in a difficult place these past couple of months. But here I am, I had my first prenatal appt yesterday, and everything looking good at 14 weeks! I was a wreck. I have decided to take it one DAY at a time,and everyday to be grateful for just simply another day. My midwife told me to come in anytime to hear the heartbeat, am considering getting a doppler for at home......anyone else have one??
I rented a home doppler and it came in especially handy between my 7 wk visit and the 12 wk one that was the longest stretch of time ever, but I got the doppler right before 10 wks and was able to find the hb before I thought I would. *whew* I try to use it once a week but sometime I lose track ;-) Once I start feeling regular movement I guess I'll send it back. I just couldn't abide the risk of a missed m/c. I wanted to know before I showed up at a MD office if I needed to worry or not. It's been an endless source of comfort.Also, welcome back :)I still say stuff like "If this pans out..." and the other night Dh caught me and said he's officially invested, too, so no more cautioning against getting attached. He's attached too, apparently. This is still such scary stuff! But I've finally gotten to a place of hope and joy and I know if anything goes wrong now it's gonna be more awfuller than anything so I can relax and enjoy each day-- a task I had no desire to carry out in the first trimester. Progress! and also Joy! :Dpost #72 of 1209/24/13 at 1:32pm
I just had my 12-week ultrasound, a week late due to a mixup with the doctor. I'm still getting over how relieved I was when I saw that beautiful little moving baby and its little heartbeat. I realised that I went in there expecting to see a 6-week embryo in a sac of water, which is what I saw in my last miscarriage, at 10 weeks. The one before that happened at 6 weeks too. I felt my whole body relax in a way that it hasn't since I found out I was pregnant this time, and the US tech gave me a small towel instead of a tissue to dry my face off with! I went into town afterwards and was wandering around, and everything looked more vivid! I have been in a fuzz of dampened emotions for 2 and a half months and I am finally out of it! What a relief!post #73 of 1209/24/13 at 5:03pmpost #74 of 1209/25/13 at 4:49am
I so understand that, hearing the baby's heartbeat this time was similarly effecting...now i am going in for my ultrasound and i find myself so afraid, even though i am 90% certain i've been feeling the baby move for the last few days. I can't help but worry that i will look at that scan and the baby will have passedpost #75 of 1209/25/13 at 6:20amThread Starter
Yay Kris!!! So happy for you and your peace of mind.
Selissa - I'm glad you have felt movement. I have not yet and I am 16w3d. I am worried that I have an anterior placenta. But the doctor can find the heartbeat easily so I guess I won't know until the 19/20 week ultrasound in about 3 weeks. We shall see...post #76 of 1209/27/13 at 7:01amThread Starter
Gah! I have this new irrational fear that when we go for the normal 20w u/s, baby is not going to have any legs. How crazy is that? Because I haven't felt movement, I'm creating this stupid crap in my head. Ugh!!!! Luckily I have a check up on Monday just to see dr and hear the heartbeat so hopefully all will be well and I am just crazy right now!post #77 of 1209/27/13 at 7:32ampost #78 of 1209/27/13 at 7:50am
Aw, planegreen, so sorry to hear you have so much anxiety! Sometimes a quick heartbeat check can totally ease our minds. I hope you have a fabulous 20 week ultrasound!!
My worries have been a bit less as of late. I feel little bumps from time to time (but not to much) and I can visually see belly growing! Seriously starting to show! I'm sure I'll be a wreck at the 20 week ultrasound, though!post #79 of 1209/27/13 at 8:41amQuote:Originally Posted by planegreen
Gah! I have this new irrational fear that when we go for the normal 20w u/s, baby is not going to have any legs. How crazy is that? Because I haven't felt movement, I'm creating this stupid crap in my head. Ugh!!!! Luckily I have a check up on Monday just to see dr and hear the heartbeat so hopefully all will be well and I am just crazy right now!
It sounds like we might be related. :) I'm very sorry. It sucks.post #80 of 1209/27/13 at 12:37pmThread Starter
Ugh, I know it's crazy but if he's not kicking me, he must not have legs right? And then all the things that come with decisions for a child with developmental problems... my mind goes on and on. Yikes!
Everything was going along so great, I was much in the place that you are Porcelina, and then wham! Not feeling kicks, well there must not be legs........
Hoping to feel more sane soon. Thanks for all your support ladies! :)
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