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post #21 of 59

I take mine at night too, otherwise I'd vomit them up during the day for sure.

 

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Originally Posted by piratemere View Post

I think I'm going to start taking the doTerra multivitamins, and add some folic acid. I'm miserable at taking my vitamins.

So, I'm still taking daily tests (cheap dollar store ones) and they aren't getting any darker, and it's stressing me out. The weird thing is, that I can barely see a line if I only wait the three minutes, but if I wait longer (like 10 minutes) it does get darker. Is that strange, or normal?

 

In my experience, it takes a long time to get the cheapo tests to darken. They're less sensitive than the brand name ones. And the line does darken after the allotted time, but that's not supposed to be valid? At least that's what mine say, but I knew I was pregnant because my line appeared after like, 8 minutes.

post #22 of 59

I'm still peeing on the occasional test. I've never used any fancy tests (at least not when I was actually pregnant), so I can't compare. I did pee on both an OPK and HPT two or three days ago (both Wondfo brand), and the OPK test line was much darker than the HPT test line. Both were dark, though, which is what I would expect at this point.

 

Also, I totally commiserate on reading stuff on vitamins that makes it sound like they're all either poison or worthless. Honestly, once the morning sickness kicked in last pregnancy, I rarely took prenatals. I can't say my son came out perfectly okay (he had posterior tongue tie and upper lip tie, as well as something called persistent pupillary membrane, which is harmless), but I don't really think more/better vitamins would have helped with any of that. I took the gummy vitamins last time when I did take them. I was taking some three-a-day, expensive, food-based vitamins for awhile prior to getting pregnant, but I never could remember to actually take them 3 times a day, so I switched to the one-a-day kind. The brand is Rainbow Light, and it's supposed to be food-based. I think it still has folic acid instead of folate, but I couldn't find anything with actual folate in it.

 

On a totally different note, I parked in the "Expectant Mother" parking at Babies R Us the other day when I went to return some things I bought for my son's birthday. It was kind of fun, and I also felt kind of funny, thinking it would be weird if someone I knew saw me. I also felt sort of silly, since I obviously don't look pregnant at all, but oh well! After I returned stuff, I wandered through the baby section and dreamed a little bit. I want to start buying stuff for this baby, but it's waaaay to early for that! And half the stuff I was looking at we probably wouldn't buy, anyway. Like a brand-new crib or a $100+ crib set.

post #23 of 59
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Originally Posted by Anaralia View Post

In my experience, it takes a long time to get the cheapo tests to darken. They're less sensitive than the brand name ones. And the line does darken after the allotted time, but that's not supposed to be valid? At least that's what mine say, but I knew I was pregnant because my line appeared after like, 8 minutes.
Oh, that makes me feel better. Thanks. We've gone away for the weekend and I didn't bring any more tests. Hopefully on Monday I will get a dark line and all my worries will go away.
post #24 of 59

Whoot!  I've held off on tests for almost a week, and just took a regular cheapo one today.  It showed up VERY bold right away.  I feel more excited now.

post #25 of 59

Yay!

post #26 of 59
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Originally Posted by heldt123 View Post

Whoot!  I've held off on tests for almost a week, and just took a regular cheapo one today.  It showed up VERY bold right away.  I feel more excited now.
I did the same! This is what I got in less than a minute. Yeah for both of us!

In other news, I had a call from the midwife's office to set up my first appointment. They wanted to see me when I'm 9 weeks, but I said I didn't want to come in until after 12 weeks. I decline every test and don't even let them use the Doppler, so unless something is wrong, it's more of a hassle than anything to go in.
post #27 of 59

Yay for lines!  :D  Isn't amazing the difference a line can make?

post #28 of 59

I made myself hold off for a week before taking my last test (I was about 5 weeks 3 days when I took it on Tues.) and was shocked to see it was twice as dark and thick as the control on a FRER :) Felt a lot better about this pregnancy after that because I never, ever got a line that was close to being as dark as the control with the two I lost around 5 weeks.

 

As for telling people, this is going to be pretty much the worst kept secret ever because I had to run to the bathroom to throw up twice at my early morning womens Bible Study and all of them guessed. They tried not to ask but they were "not asking" so loudly I just gave it up, they knew we were TTC and wouldn't have believed me if I'd cried food poisoning anyway. I've also told a couple close friends and my mother because those are people whose support I would want if I have another miscarriage. We're holding off on telling DH's family and the rest of mine (and then probably everyone else via Facebook) until 12 weeks though. Our family all lives out of state so it'll be easier to keep it a secret from them than it will be to hide my morning sickness from everyone else.

 

Oh, and I'm taking the Rainbow Light Prenatal One (at night so I don't hurl it back up). I started them when we were TTC and my midwife said they were good and to just stick with those as long as I could choke the horse pill down. She also said to take two Flintstones chewables instead if I have trouble with morning sickness but they have chemical food dye which usually gives me headaches so I'm trying to stick it out with the Rainbow Lights.

post #29 of 59
It's not looking good for me, ladies. I had some spotting off and on for a few days and now that's turned to light bleeding. I think this sadly is going to be my third early miscarriage. I had really felt like this would be the one that worked out greensad.gif
post #30 of 59

I'm so sorry! You were throwing up and everything; other than the spotting everything seemed ok. :( 

 

Many many internet hugs. I'm so very sorry this is happening to you.

post #31 of 59
Thanks Anaralia. It keeps starting and stopping so I'm kind of in limbo but with it being more than spotting now I doubt it's going to end well, especially since my morning sickness hasn't been as bad the last two days. Still praying for the little one but preparing myself for another loss.
post #32 of 59
It is totally possible to have bleeding and still have a healthy baby in the end, but I know it doesn't always work that way. Could you ask your midwife to order a serial beta test? It won't change the outcome, but knowing if your numbers are going up or down should at least give you an idea which way things are going. So sorry you are dealing with this!
post #33 of 59
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Originally Posted by monkeyscience View Post

It is totally possible to have bleeding and still have a healthy baby in the end, but I know it doesn't always work that way. Could you ask your midwife to order a serial beta test? It won't change the outcome, but knowing if your numbers are going up or down should at least give you an idea which way things are going. So sorry you are dealing with this!

 

Yeah, I think I'll ask her about that tomorrow. I'd like to have some idea of which way this is going to go because things are staying about the same. If it was getting heavier and I was cramping I'd have a clearer idea but right now it's still intermittent light bleeding with no pain.

post #34 of 59

took four tests and they all were happy news! So glad!  

 

Am I the only one who loves these ddc things for before I tell anyone "real"?  I love chatting about all things baby without actually having to tell anyone I know :)

post #35 of 59
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Originally Posted by fayebond View Post
Am I the only one who loves these ddc things for before I tell anyone "real"?  I love chatting about all things baby without actually having to tell anyone I know :)

I totally feel the same way. It makes it so much easier to keep it secret IRL. 

post #36 of 59
post #37 of 59

I had my first ultrasound today - squeee - I could see the heart beating away.  I feel it's more "real" now and like I can deal more with the awful nausea that I'm having. 

 

I went home last night and my partner decided to:

1) spray all our pepper plants with a garlic solution to get rid of aphids;

2) render down some pig fat for lard and beef fat for tallow, and

3) use a demolition saw to take apart a fridge he was trying to remove from our basement (and then had me help him lift it out of there). 

 

I was like, "do you want me to go crazy and puke all over the house?"  The smells and the sounds were way more than I could deal with!  He apologized, and I am appreciative of everything he was doing - I just couldn't deal with it at the time!

post #38 of 59
I have also gone through several tests smile.gif I had my first positive on Monday, 16 days PO. It was a clear blue easy brand...a pretty strong blue cross. Yesterday I went into the clinic to take one of their tests because you have to 'confirm' the pregnancy with them before you can make an appointment. (I find that ridiculous. This is my third time around...not trying to pull a fast one on ya!) Anyhow, the nurse said it was a "very faint positive" and wrote that on my sheet. She asked if I had had positive tests at home. It made me feel bad and worried. I hope it was faint just because I had diluted urine. I plan to use my last test today. Hopefully it will be a strong line.

I also am skeptical about vitamins and have read a lot that questions their effectiveness/safety. I took them with my first two, but I'm not sure I will this time other than folic acid since that is hard to get enough of through diet. I do take salmon oil capsules for the Omega 3's and vitamin D. Does anyone know of any resources that can help a woman get all the extra nutrients through her diet?
post #39 of 59

Friends, keep me in your positive thoughts today. I started having some spotting yesterday, passed a very big clot today (dark and old looking), and I am not certain what turn this will take. An u/s yesterday showed a sac, but no heartbeat or pole yet (could be too early).  I am still having lots of nausea and sore breasts, but I am scared, for sure. Should know with some beta results today, and depending on what they look one might have new ones drawn on Saturday.

post #40 of 59

Oh Kaliakra, I hope everything is okay!  ((Hug))

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