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I would totally have DH call her and say he was craving them. You deserve enchiladas! If she does figure it out, it will make for a funny story down the road.

P.S., Your little bean is the most lovely and perfect embryo ever. I'm so glad for you!
That is great! She wouldn't figure that out...and would definitely make for a funny story later on. :-)
post #42 of 213
Hello ladies,

Dear darling wengrin! Thank you for sharing your story about your mom, that us exactly how I am feeling- some days up and other days broken. It still can't compare to the journey through cancer though, big hugs to you and I'm delighted your mum battled through. How are you doing on the nausea? I can recommend fresh mint tea, I am living on it at the moment with the nausea from my meds. You are such a wonderful mum to your whole tribe, in sure this little one is going to fit right in. Or little two?? I'm with Mamablue on this, keep watching that baby bump!! Looking forward to seeing your gorgeous scan picture

Chuord- you speak such sense! I love the advice you give. What day are you in now? Was ovulation confirmed?

Primal- what an awful time you have had with hospitals! I really hope you can hold out to find a good one this time. Every woman deserves care and unconditional support, keep searching till you find the right one for you. I hope the lack of nausea continues for you and that little one us multiplying nicely.

Mamablue- how are you doing? I'm with all the others, recruit DH or the kids to request enchiladas, it's a medical need- your body craves what it needs!! ;-) Is DH still being sweet and taking good care of you?

Over here I'm struggling with the meds, it makes me do nauseous, so I am sympathising with my pregnant friends. Also I am trying to eat a low gi diet to stabilise my blood sugar. I keep getting it wrong though as I get so hungry which is not good and then I have to eat quickly. I have lost weight, which is not my intention ( I am a US size 8- sorry chuord divf know the aus equivalent!! So I don't want to lose any). So I need to eat more, it's so difficult when the food is boring!! Also I'm having mood swings and get really emotional. Honestly, the drugs are supposed it balance my hormones but they feel more unbalanced!! I guess it takes some time to settle. However I am persevering and hoping. It's cd9 and we have bd the past two days, so a good start to the season!! ;-)

In the world outside my abdomen....
We have been cleaning up the house and today we are putting up the Christmas tree. I really needed done fun and joy. My parents are visiting next weekend and my in laws two weeks after, so it's going to be busy.

Baby dust to all trying to catch one, or grow one!! ;-)
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Chourd - I'm sorry to hear about your past medical related trauma. It is good that you are able to go with your DH to the hospital and come out of it feeling okay. That's real progress! Did you get your O confirmation like you were expecting?

Oxford - I was hoping you would not have too many side effects from your metformin. I have heard that the icky feeling does tend to fade away after your body adjusts, so I hope that happens for you. The mint tea sounds great, I'm sipping some right now, too. Hang in there, it's all worth it! And sorry about the weight loss, I used to have trouble with being underweight. I'm wondering if you are in fact a UK8 which is like a US2. A US8 is a healthy size for average to taller-ish height women in the US. I used to be a US0, but my underweight struggles magically went away once I turned 30. Now I have to work very hard to keep myself from outgrowing my US4 clothes (that's the size that is most often appropriate for my height and build), and I don't like it one bit. But of course, none of my friends sympathize, they are taller than me and think that I'm tiny. Well, yes, I am short and not overweight, but that doesn't equal fit. I have to work hard for it, and I feel like I'm losing the battle!

Primal - Glad your DH is feeling better. I'm sorry your anxiety is getting the better of you right now. I'm feeling pretty wound up right now, and it seems Wengrin is, too. I think that means we're all normal. Let's face it, the first trimester is not all laughs and giggles. It's stressful. We've all struggled to get as far as we all are, and the thought of losing it all terrifies us. You are not alone, mama. We can stay sane if we take it one day at a time.

Wengrin - I'm so sorry to hear about your extreme nausea. My BFF had that through both of her pregnancies, and I know it was not easy. I hope you and your doctor can find some remedies that will help make your life easier.

AFM - I'm just hanging in there. Still feeling moderately nauseous and blah. Boobs are sore still, too. Lots of aversions (quinoa is nasty) and cravings (enchiladas). I'm still experiencing light brown spotting once every couple of days and cramping here and there, although not really at the same time. It's really stressing me out, but I know that chances are that everything is okay. So I'm telling myself to embrace every single day of this pregnancy no matter what the outcome ends up being. I have a baby inside me, and my body is doing all it can to protect and nourish it. I am being a good mama to my little 4mm embryo, and I will cherish every second of that little life inside me.
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Wengrin - I'm glad that you are stepping back and being kind to yourself smile.gif lol I'd love to take the credit for the wisdom, but it's been taught to me (through lots of sessions) by my treatment gurus. I feel soo blessed that dh has been happy for me to spend our money on it over the years - of course his bonus is a wife that can get out of bed and do stuff lol! I missed the bit before about your mum and the cancer (not sure how) my mum went through chemo, radiation and ops in 2012 for breast cancer (non hormone or genetic related) I totally understand the emotional roller coaster.
Primal joy - omg 12 days straight at work!!! Please be gentle, and kind to yourself! I totally agree nausea is the worst form of torment, I hate it with a passion... Thank you for sharing your experiences with birth and the hospitals, you really had a horrid time, I agree those comments are appalling in their delivery... This birth will be so much better because you are planning which people are privileged to be a part of it. If you go hospital, have you thought of having a doula? I've heard they are there 100% in support of the mum, maybe that could give you the nurturing and support to help you through it.. Has anyone used one?
Oxford - I'm thinking mamablue is right re the sizes, ours are the same as the UK, I'm slightly too large to fit a uk10 with comfort... Normally I should be a very comfortable 10 or an occasional large 8 but then I'm 5'3" and a midget lol. Anyway I totally agree that losing weight for you is not the aim... I don't have experience with the meds - but hopefully the effects settle down as mamablue suggests... Keep going with the bd wink1.gif btw totally love the comment 'in life outside my abdomen' you crack me up wink1.gif
Mama blue - you are amazing smile.gif despite stressing on the inside, you are the most zen here at the moment lol and you keep calming us all down - thank you!
Afm - yes ladies this morning I got cross hairs for Friday - the day after we did a solid bd smile.gif so I'm happy with that, I'm now 3dpo and enjoying the journey... Discharge is still quite prevalent - maybe that's do do with cutting dairy? Oh and in case anyone is interested this is the ingredient list for the balls -

Sorry I took a pic and lost where I got it from... I changed some of the coconut to other super food type stuff like nuts, goji berries, protein powder etc... It's very chocolatey and high in energy.. Let me know if you make them wink1.gif I've been making Christmas cakes for gifts, did you know Christmas smells make me sing carols? Lol hilarious... Mamablue I lol about your quinoa comment as the cake for me is GF with 30% quinoa flour wink1.gif
post #45 of 213
Hi All!

Oxford, thank you for your kind words. I am going to pick up some fresh mint tea!! Between you and Mamablue recommending it, it is obviously good stuff. I am so sorry you too are experiencing nausea. It really is torture. I used to get awful nausea when I first started birth control pills. So I imagine the affect on your hormones with the metformin must be similar. I bet once you're on it a month or two the side effects will settle down. I hope so-for you.

I am unfortunately fearing this nausea will be with me until after the 1st of the year. Bleh. I am going to see what the Dr can suggest tomorrow....hopefully something to help me cope throughout Christmas. Today was a better day though. I stopped taking the iron pills and today was the 2nd day without taking them. I wondered if they were contributing to the nausea. So I went and picked up some "Blood Builder" since Mamablue recommended it and I read great comments about how it doesn't upset your stomach or constipate you. What pregnant mama needs that?!?! So hopefully this will boost my iron without killing my stomach. Also we went out to dinner so it was good to walk around our downtown area and get out. Primal I think suggested getting outdoors and it really did seem to help. I don't know it was the fresh air or just the normalcy that being out in public helps to bring. So tomorrow is our sonogram...I will let you all know how it goes! I will post a pic, if all goes well. I keep fearing that there will be an empty sac or something.

I know I am jumping all around, but Mamablue is exactly correct about the first trimester. It is brutal and wreaks havoc on our bodies and mental state. The nerves from wondering if everything is okay with the baby...the funk of not feeling well and wondering when it will get better...it is enough to suck the positive attitude right out of you.

For those that are ttc, that is an emotional, mental and physical rollercoaster of its own. I hope that peace will find all of us, wherever we are in our journey.

Chuord- the coconut balls look so yummy. I am going to try making it with some protein goodies like hemp. Thanks for sharing!! You are fortunate to have a supportive hubby. Some men would not be so supportive. My ex husband was the worst about thinking that if you couldn't see something wrong or painful with another person, then it didn't exist. Even my DH can sometimes be insensitive about womanly struggles. He is a saint compared to ex but still, men (at least the ones I have had relationships) seem to lack the empathy that women posess. It is good to know you have a supportive hubby, who doesn't mind investing in your mental well being. It is so important! So glad you got crosshairs and got a BD in the day before. That's perfect timing! :-)

Mamablue- I was just wondering today about your spotting. I wondered if I would start spotting...normally it happens for me around 7 weeks. So far nothing here though. I am having lots of cramping and odd feelings down there. I think it is completely normal...but I know it is terrifying. My BFF had bleeding throughout her pregnancy on and off. Then when she was about 34 weeks she went to NYC on a girls trip with all the women in her family...they walked and went to a show and out and about in the city, well she went back to the hotel and sat down to pee, and her panties were soaked with blood. They called an ambulance and she went to the hospital. Everything was totally fine. I bled on and off throughout pregnancy with DD. I remember reading that 30% or so women have bleeding...and it is quite common. But still when it happens to you, it doesn't feel very normal. I am sure things are just fine though...you said this is the 4th pregnancy that you've experienced bleeding, right? Hugs and hoping it goes away soon so you don't have the worry. (Although I'm afraid we worry regardless). Hmmmm...,I don't sound very much like the poster child for zen...do I?! :-)

Primal, that is a traumatic experience you had with your miscarriage and hospital experiences. I can't imagine what those people were thinking...however a person chooses to handle their grief should be their decision. I don't understand how they could be cold and tell you that "it wasn't really a baby" therefor you couldn't bury it. And I hate it when we know something is wrong with our bodies and the doctor or nurse is blind to it. How frustrating that it took a scan to make them believe that something was left behind. I hope you find a good supportive doctor and a hospital that will treat you with kindness. Also good for you- taking the little one to a sitter and going to a movie. We should do that more..we tend to do everything G rated since we have the toddler along. I know the older kids would enjoy having some big kid time every now and then.

Take care everyone!
post #46 of 213
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Oxford -- I'm sorry to hear you're feeling so bad. This is just the Metformin now, right? How's your blood sugar levels been? It can cause hypoglycemia for some people, which can definitely lead to mood swings and upset stomach. I hope you're feeling better soon. How long until you start the Clomid?

Chuord -- Awesome BD timing! Now to just take it easy and see what will be. My hopes are high with you this month! (I might just want as many people as possible enjoying late pregnancy in the height of summer with me... Not looking forward to that!) Thank you for the recipe; it looks delicious and not too difficult to put together. I'll let you know if I actually get to making it.

Mamablue -- Sorry to hear that you're not feeling well. I can just see your little bean growing, kicking off all those sick-making hormones. You have a great attitude about the uncertainty of this. I think I am having difficulty appreciating what I do have now because I don't want to suffer if things don't work out how I'd like. It's probably just useless to think that way, though. We're in the moment whether we want to be or not, right?

Wengrin -- Yes, if you can make it through the holidays, you'll likely start to feel better. And if you do that, you can do anything, right? I can totally relate to your second-guessing and worry. It's so much more complicated when you already have a few kids and are adding another one to the mix. So much more to think (and worry) about. I think the beginning of the pregnancy is for making peace with all the "what if"s and settling into the idea of a family that is another soul larger. It takes some time, I think. I will say that I worried so much when we were having DD that I wasn't being fair to the older kids, since we were already so busy, didn't have a ton of money, etc. They also spend half their time with their father, and I was worried there would be feelings of being left out of our side of the family since DD is with us all the time. But those boys just love her so much. It's been such a good thing for them, and she's so glad to see them when they come back after their time at their dad's. Conversely, I didn't think twice about having my second DS when I did, and he and his brother fight like cats and dogs, and probably would have been better off with a bigger gap between them. It's so hard for us to know how a new child will affect the family; if there is room in our heart for one, I think we just have to go on faith and let them find their way.

AFM, I'm back at work after the holiday and doing fine. Got some good sleep over the last couple of days, and am feeling a lot more settled about everything. I really can't change anything at this point by worrying, so I have decided to just proceed as if everything will be fine unless I find out it isn't. I think I've been trying to protect myself from a bad outcome, but that effort has just been making me feel emotionally chaotic and confused. When you try to make a baby, you open yourself up to disappointment and sorrow, and that's a fact we can't change with our mindset. Right now I can have joy and excitement, and I'm going to have it for as long as it's mine. I have no reason to believe that this baby isn't okay, so I'm just going to chill out.

To that end, I ordered some maternity clothes last night. There were some good online specials, and I don't know when I'll end up needing them (I usually need them fairly early, because of my body shape and previous pregnancies). I'm excited to receive them and to start growing into them. Tomorrow I'll have my phone consult with the new OB's office, and we'll see what the plan is from there.

 

Happy Monday to the rest of you!

post #47 of 213
Hello!

Primal- well done on the maternity clothes, that sounds really exciting!! I love your attitude in embracing where you are right now. It's built into us through childhood to suppress excitement in case we get disappointed/hurt etc. in reality, not being excited will not protect us from negative feelings, so I say you go girl! Have the excitement and positivity! I'm learning from you :-)

Wengrin- how did the scan go? Did you get a clear view. You have been on my a lot today. Is it one or two?????
How is cute little DS? :-)

Mamablue- I am a UK 10/12 and 5 '5", so about normal, not under or over weight. I don't want to lose any though! I love the way you talk about your new little baby, I'm sure she or he must pick up in your vibes and know they are loved and anticipated. Is DS managing to keep his secret?

Chuord- how are you feeling post ovulation? Well done on your timing! You certainly have a ticket in the game this season! Your chocolate coconut dessert sounds yum :-)

Primal, thanks for your question about blood sugar, I'm a little confused about this. Everything says about pcos days to stabilise your blood sugar by eating low gi food. However I know the metformin acts on insulin so I'm actually converting food more efficiently. I have always eaten a good diet so I am trying even harder, it's hard to stay full though. Late afternoon my blood sugar crashes and I have to catch it early before I go grumpy! I am trying to eat nuts and seeds as snacks to smooth it out a bit. My poor body!

It's really interesting having all you pregnant ladies chatting here. As I am TTC #1 I had this fairy tale image that I would get a BFP (nice and dark of course), then start growing this big belly, flounce around in maternity clothes with everyone being nice and helpful to me and looking like one of those catalogue images or the Demi Moore pregnancy photos, all blooming and natural and humming to butterflies and birds, being kind to strangers and planning baby names and being all Mother Earth....

I see now, the BFP is faint and questionable, that is then just the start of the worry and anxiety, plus the new round of tests and scan to worry about and the inescapable sore boobs and nausea!! Hmmm. At least I'm prepared. I have an image of blooming Mother Earth skipping off into the distance ;-)
Thank you for managing my expectations..... I still really want to join you though!! Lol. ;-)
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Wengrin - Is it twins?! I'm so excited to hear how it goes. I am hoping you are able to figure out something for your sickness. It's so tough. I found with DD that if I could sleep in or go back to bed I was often able to feel better in the afternoon, but if I didn't then I would be sick all day. And listening to my cravings. And I hear you on the clingy DS, too. I'm feeling really worried about that. DD was 4 when I got pregnant with him and she is incredible anyway... but she was so sweet and understanding. She would come hold my hair back when I got sick and pat my head and say "shh, shh, it's alright sweet girl." haha But DS has been super clingy and violent. And he's started referring to himself as "baby" all the time! I keep feeling like he knows on some level, although I honestly don't think he could comprehend the concept if we were to tell him.

 

Chourd - How is your post O chart looking? And I think it is wonderful that your DH understands the importance of mental health care.

 

Mamablue - I've never had spotting, but I can just imagine how scary it would be. You have such a lovely outlook, and I'm glad this is not out of the norm for you and a healthy pregnancy.

 

Primal - I've been trying the same thing. I was so worried about a loss with the first two, and with this one I have a feeling everything is okay, but trying to understand that even if it isn't, being happy about it or planning for the future won't be the reason it wasn't okay. You know? What maternity clothes did you get? How exciting! I picked up a few things while thrifting that should be good for later on. I'm already getting varying degrees of belly (depends on time of day and recent food intake, lol)

 

Oxford - haha! You are so funny. It is interesting, I think. You never really feel "safe". You think you will at 12 weeks. That comes and there is relief, but you always hear "those" stories. So then you wait until the birth, and you feel better! But then you watch your baby so closely and worry about SIDS and anything and everything else. And even now at 2 and 7, although it isn't as much of a constant thing, I feel so aware of how precarious everything is in life. It's very real. But the Earth Mother is an aspect of pregnancy, too! And you'll definitely get to enjoy it after the morning sickness passes ;)

 

AFM - I miss you ladies! Things are stressful here, but I'm trying to manage. My morning sickness started last week (5w4d) and now at 6w2d is pretty intense and seems to be lasting all day. I'm also exhausted! DS is finally getting over his croup, but that was a rough few days. We're going up to look at houses on Wednesday, but the Realtor said there isn't much to look at right now, which is disappointing. I told my mom and step dad (who we live with) just because I felt they needed an explanation to my "lazy" behavior, and I thought they might be more helpful if they knew. They seem happy enough. I'm going to take 6 week pictures today and I'll come back and post them :) Love to you all!

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Forgive my all about me post. Girls, I had a total freak out yesterday evening, and that is not like me. I think I about nearly gave myself an anxiety attack, which is not normal for me at all. I usually am the Mother Nature happy glow blossoming pregnant lady you were all discussing. Well, I'm certainly not right now.

DH took the kids to his moms so I could have some lovely chill out time to myself. I ate a nice dinner and turned on a funny movie. About halfway through I could not get the idea out of my head that I was miscarrying the baby. I went into the bathroom to check on my spotting at least a dozen times. I started to get crampy because I was stressing out. Then I got all nauseous and my heart started racing. I promptly put myself to bed for the night. While I laid there, I decided I need to use my progesterone, so I inserted one. Mostly because when they dissolve, they are pink and it would hide my light spotting from myself. So now since I started it, I think I have to keep taking the progesterone through the first trimester. Great. I just made more work for myself.

So this morning I felt so much better, I wondered if I was still pregnant. Spotting has stopped again. (I think, the progesterone is masking it well.) It's lunchtime now, and I'm feeling nauseous and my boobs are sore, so I think I'm okay. But man, I wish last night did not happen. I called my obgyn to set up a prenatal appt. It's next Wednesday, and it cannot get here soon enough.

Talk about needing to relax. Maybe I should try harder to heed my own advice, eh? wink1.gif
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Primal joy - woohoo on the maternity clothes and glass half full outlook smile.gif I'm in admiration of your zen like focus right now... It is true, when you are doing everything as best you can for the baby the rest is not your fault if it doesn't happen... An the incredible stress doesn't help your sanity at all..
Oxford - well done on trying to keep the blood sugar so balanced, that sounds like such hard work... I totally agree with your initial perspective of pregnancy - except along with that I knew I would be freaking out the whole time about giving birth and being nauseous (it almost a phobia with me lol - I remember which years I was sick etc)
Wengrin - I'm starting to worry that we haven't heard from you - I hope all is ok?
Mares - that poster was funny, but if I'd been given it as a child I would have been horrified lol. I'm glad you and dh are together again, and great idea to let your mum understand what's going on smile.gif
Ian traveling quite well, oh I needed to clear up (in case anyone ever wants to try it) the kinesiology Warner does is for every aspect, mind, body, soul, spirit, even generational and past lives (a bit wacky and we don't buy into it any more than to achieve the healing end goal). Anyway apparently the best way to make something real is to assume it already is, it trains your brain to make the probability more certain - to that end I've been walking around for 4 days telling myself I am pg! wink1.gif I bought 6 frer yesterday and until I take those and find out otherwise - I am pg... Lets see if this works lol... Aside from that not much different yet, standard day 4 temp dip for me, and since the progesterone kicked in all those slight differences in sleepiness, appetite, and sluggish digestion... Time will tell ladies! Oxford are you doing opk's to look for o?
post #52 of 213
Quick post before bed, more personals tomorrow.

Just wanted to send a massive hug to Mamablue.....
Close your eyes, imagine a big comforting safe pair of arms wrapping around you. Breathe deeply. Let it all go. You are doing an amazing job and that little one adores you.

Xx
post #53 of 213
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Forgive my all about me post. Girls, I had a total freak out yesterday evening, and that is not like me. I think I about nearly gave myself an anxiety attack, which is not normal for me at all. I usually am the Mother Nature happy glow blossoming pregnant lady you were all discussing. Well, I'm certainly not right now.

DH took the kids to his moms so I could have some lovely chill out time to myself. I ate a nice dinner and turned on a funny movie. About halfway through I could not get the idea out of my head that I was miscarrying the baby. I went into the bathroom to check on my spotting at least a dozen times. I started to get crampy because I was stressing out. Then I got all nauseous and my heart started racing. I promptly put myself to bed for the night. While I laid there, I decided I need to use my progesterone, so I inserted one. Mostly because when they dissolve, they are pink and it would hide my light spotting from myself. So now since I started it, I think I have to keep taking the progesterone through the first trimester. Great. I just made more work for myself.

So this morning I felt so much better, I wondered if I was still pregnant. Spotting has stopped again. (I think, the progesterone is masking it well.) It's lunchtime now, and I'm feeling nauseous and my boobs are sore, so I think I'm okay. But man, I wish last night did not happen. I called my obgyn to set up a prenatal appt. It's next Wednesday, and it cannot get here soon enough.

Talk about needing to relax. Maybe I should try harder to heed my own advice, eh? wink1.gif


This is exactly something I would do. Don't worry, Mother Nature Glow Blossom will return with glorious vengeance. Even in my best pregnancy I never got to keep *all* of my dignity. It's okay to be scared sometimes. It's all that love for this forming baby welling up... Every time you start to feel scared, remind yourself that what you really feel is love for that baby growing.

(Were you not on progesterone supplements already? For some reason I thought you were.)

I'm glad you're feeling more sure today. Believe in those beautiful betas, that lovely ultrasound, and your body's power to bring this little one into the world.



 

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Mama blue - we cross posted... Hugs on the freak out, I've done that a few times this year too... If the progesterone gives you sanity then take it! It's not hurting anything... Sometimes being alone isn't the blessing it should be, but gives our brain plenty if time to go off. Glad you are feeling a bit better - will send energy to your baby too.

Ladies I got my AMH reading back and it's 68... Dh doesn't know too much about interpreting, I'll google of course but does anyone have a comparable? Oh and not caeliac - yay for that lol
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Primal, thanks for your question about blood sugar, I'm a little confused about this. Everything says about pcos days to stabilise your blood sugar by eating low gi food. However I know the metformin acts on insulin so I'm actually converting food more efficiently. I have always eaten a good diet so I am trying even harder, it's hard to stay full though. Late afternoon my blood sugar crashes and I have to catch it early before I go grumpy! I am trying to eat nuts and seeds as snacks to smooth it out a bit. My poor body!

It's really interesting having all you pregnant ladies chatting here. As I am TTC #1 I had this fairy tale image that I would get a BFP (nice and dark of course), then start growing this big belly, flounce around in maternity clothes with everyone being nice and helpful to me and looking like one of those catalogue images or the Demi Moore pregnancy photos, all blooming and natural and humming to butterflies and birds, being kind to strangers and planning baby names and being all Mother Earth....

I see now, the BFP is faint and questionable, that is then just the start of the worry and anxiety, plus the new round of tests and scan to worry about and the inescapable sore boobs and nausea!! Hmmm. At least I'm prepared. I have an image of blooming Mother Earth skipping off into the distance ;-)
Thank you for managing my expectations..... I still really want to join you though!! Lol. ;-)

Oxford, I think a low GI diet is a great thing; lots of excellent foods are low GI (and many unhealthy ones aren't). Metformin does also act to lower blood glucose, and is most frequently prescribed to diabetic people (which you probably already know). A big thing for anyone on this kind of med is to watch and make sure their blood glucose stays in a healthy and safe range. This is mainly an issue if someone is unable to eat regularly for whatever reason (nausea included). Here is what the Mayo Clinic says about it:

Metformin can cause low blood sugar (hypoglycemia). However, this can also occur if you delay or miss a meal or snack, drink alcohol, exercise more than usual, cannot eat because of nausea or vomiting, take certain medicines, or take metformin with another type of diabetes medicine. The symptoms of low blood sugar must be treated before they lead to unconsciousness (passing out). Different people feel different symptoms of low blood sugar. It is important that you learn which symptoms of low blood sugar you usually have so that you can treat it quickly.

Symptoms of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) include anxiety; behavior change similar to being drunk; blurred vision; cold sweats; confusion; cool, pale skin; difficulty with thinking; drowsiness; excessive hunger; fast heartbeat; headache (continuing); nausea; nervousness; nightmares; restless sleep; shakiness; slurred speech; or unusual tiredness or weakness.

If symptoms of low blood sugar occur, eat glucose tablets or gel, corn syrup, honey, or sugar cubes; or drink fruit juice, non-diet soft drink, or sugar dissolved in water. Also, check your blood for low blood sugar. Glucagon is used in emergency situations when severe symptoms such as seizures (convulsions) or unconsciousness occur. Have a glucagon kit available, along with a syringe or needle, and know how to use it. The members of your household also should know how to use it."

I apologize if this is information you already have, the nurse and me is just fussing over you. Bear with me and I can mostly stop myself. I took care of a lot of diabetics, but didn't deal in PCOS or fertility treatment, so I don't have much knowledge of how the med works with your situation (but I trust your RE if you do!).

As far as Demi Moore Earth Mother Glow Blossom, it has those moments, and some women have mostly that experience. I wish this for you! A good dark line, just enough symptoms to reassure you, a blossoming figure and lots of nurturing energy, and a wonderful birth. I so wish those things for you!
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Hi everyone. I am heartbroken and worried- we had the ultrasound today, and the heartbeat was good at 126 bpm and the embryo measured exactly 7 weeks, but the yolk sac was enlarged....very large - 8 mm. The ultrasound tech said that based on the measurement of the yolk sac that I could possibly miscarry or not..they can't tell me. Many times a large yolk sac (greater than 6mm) indicates an impending miscarriage or chromosomal abnormalities if the pregnancy progresses.

I have been a wreck ever since then, and if course reading all of the doom and gloom about an enlarged yolk sac in early pregnancy. It appears that sometimes it ends up being nothing, but many times it ends in miscarriage or birth defects like trisomy or Down's syndrome.

So I am trying to think positive but it feels as though the wind has been knocked out of me. I have had the thought several times this afternoon that if we lose this pregnancy I won't try again. I don't know if it is a hopeless reaction of depression or if I am really just not sure that I can handle this.

Mamablue I am so sorry you're having this worry but I hope that today was better and hopefully the progesterone will help w/ the spotting. I wonder if having time to yourself (thanks to DH- how sweet of him!) maybe gave you just enough down time to worry yourself sick.

Primal you sound like you are feeling better. That is great! Hope you have a good week.

Oxford I know what hypoglycemia feels like and it is miserable. I know how hard it is to manage your blood sugar...and if your sugar gets low you feel awful. Hopefully the metformin will help smooth things out.

Chuord sounds like you have the right positive mindset!! I have read a lot about how the real battle is in our minds, and I believe that if you start in the mind, you are halfway to achieving your goal. Good luck to you. :-)

Mares- it is great to hear from you! I am glad you feel support from mom and step-father. That is so helpful. I know what you mean- I wanted to tell my family so they wouldn't think I was just being lazy and grouchy...but I really don't want to share the news until I got through the 1st trimester. After getting this news today I am even more glad that I waited.

Sigh- well I gather from the Internet that it is a 60/40 chance of a negative outcome...from what I read anyway. Meaning 40% chance that it is nothing to worry about. I knew when the ultrasound tech that I have known for years and scanned me with both of my children, gave me the news and then seemed nervous when she said she would give me a picture and then she stopped and asked- do you want a picture? Every other time they've given me several pics and didn't hesitate. It was almost like she knew I was losing the pregnancy and wondered if I wanted a reminder of it or not. :-(
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Wengrin, I am so sorry to hear this. You must be sick with worry. (((hugs)))

I don't have any profound words, but my heart is hurting for you right now.
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Oh Wendy, I'm so sorry to hear this. A 40% chance that everything will be okay is still a great chance, though. I just did a quick google search and it seems like there is definitely good outcomes, and the fact that the heart rate is good and the baby is the right size, as well as your m/s and other symptoms, all seem like such good signs. Still, I can somewhat understand the feelings you must be having. When I was pregnant with DS I have severe polyhydramnios (excess amniotic fluid) which is 40/60 with the 60 being positive outcome with  no known cause, and the 40 being a triosomy or other birth defect, sometimes not compatible with life. I had to wait two weeks for conformation he was okay and it was awful and heartbreaking, but the outcome was good. He was totally fine. 

 

Many hugs to you.

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Wengrin - huge hugs!!! And hoping for the best, I hope dh is giving you the hugs and comfort you need through this awful wait xxxx
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Wengrin- it sounds like you are in the middle of a huge thunderstorm :-( I'm so sorry to hear that things are tough. Make sure you stay close to your loving DH and demand whatever you need to help you through this. For our part, we will be here whenever you are feeling sad, frustrated, hopeful, positive, dread, fearful, anxious, calm or anything else. We are right behind you xxx
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