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post #61 of 158
flapjack - glad the nausea's back! It feels so funny to say that. Mine is coming & going, and I'm trying not to worry about it. In fact, I'm mostly trying to appreciate the moments of feeling human.

WeaslyMum - sorry you had a scare with the cramps. I had really bad ones yesterday after I got home from work, and GasX helped a lot. Unless you're being completely anti-med which I 100% understand; but I believe it's pretty benign.

I'm facing 16 days without dh. I know that's not a lot compared to people who's so's are overseas in the military, but I keep having moments when I have to tell myself to stop and take a deep breath, it's going to be ok. I'm so worried about "what if" something happens while he's gone. We have our u/s right after he gets back, and I'm trying not to get too excited about that. I do keep trying to imagine what it would be like to see a fetus, see a heartbeat. As I told dh, he can count on me crying no matter what the outcome!
post #62 of 158
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I'm facing 16 days without dh. I know that's not a lot compared to people who's so's are overseas in the military, but I keep having moments when I have to tell myself to stop and take a deep breath, it's going to be ok. I'm so worried about "what if" something happens while he's gone. We have our u/s right after he gets back, and I'm trying not to get too excited about that. I do keep trying to imagine what it would be like to see a fetus, see a heartbeat. As I told dh, he can count on me crying no matter what the outcome!
Stay strong slgt! I don't know how military spouses do it.. what amazing strength.
My DH went away for 6 days for regular old work and even with the knowledge he was coming back and phone calls every day I started feeling lonely and overwhelmed. Damn hormones.
post #63 of 158
I'm at 6w3d and trying so hard not to worry. No cause for worry, but my little one stopped growing at 6w6d last time, even though I didn't m/c until after 12w. I am scared, though - my appointment isn't for another 3 weeks, and I'm so scared that this u/s will be like my last one - bad news. I know it's not rational, there is no reason to think that this pg won't be perfectly fine, but I can't help it, you know?

I'm also trying so hard not to compare symptoms. I was nauseated right up until about 11w before, so I'm trying not to put any weight on that kind of stuff - just wait and see...sorry for the downer, I think these next 17 days are going to be tough! I found myself tempted to call the doc's office and see if they can get me in earlier, but i really can't imagine going to the app't without dh. Urgh.
post #64 of 158
I know what you mean, slgt. I hit 10 weeks by LMP last Wednesday, and this week's been pretty tough- my abdominal muscles are strained from the tummy bug and it hurts a lot. I keep on looking for the blood
post #65 of 158
Hi all. I am just checking in at 8w 5d. I have an appt at 11w1d so I m just trying to hang in there until then. I have decided to let her find the heartbeat with the doppler and then decide if I want a u/s.

I am glad you are still throwing up flapjack and that you just have bad gas Weasleymum

Slgt-I hope the 16 days passes quickly.

Jen
post #66 of 158
It's still not really m/s, Jen. I've only had a few days proper queasiness this time, apart from the bug. This is far and away the easiest pregnancy I've ever had I look like a beached whale though, so something's obviously going on...
post #67 of 158
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It's still not really m/s, Jen. I've only had a few days proper queasiness this time, apart from the bug. This is far and away the easiest pregnancy I've ever had I look like a beached whale though, so something's obviously going on...
I was a little anxoius today because I was feeling a little better. I was driving for a long while so I turned on Bob Marley and listened to "Don't Worry" and it seemed to help. It is just so different after an m/c..everyday I am praying for the baby to make it...and that I have no control at this point. I know everyone here understands.

Jen
post #68 of 158
Thanks for starting this thread here, I am so happy to be part of the Feb thread, but my feelings are so back and forth and up and down. Yesterday morning I woke up thinking, O.K. if this is going to end, please just let it end soon. ( My Dd/ 9yrs is almost over my shoulder and she her and her sibs don't know yet) I have had 3 m/c's, the first was a BO before my 3 wonderful DC's and then another BO in 12/05 and then we lost a beautiful boy who stopped developing at 16 weeks , though I carried him for 23 weeks, and this happened in Jan of this year. Though I have been told repeatedly by friends, Doc's, and friends who are Doc's that the two were unelated, I am still, well you know, in limbo. One moment I wast to run to a dr. and get an u/s and the next I feel I would be content just letting nature take it's course. I wouldn't do anything differently anyway. I mean Zachy, our last m/c probably passed in between apointments with my MW, and had I know sooner that we would pass... what would I have done?
So as of today I am 8 weeks. We have told a few friends, who we know will be suppotive, but IL's do not know and neither do our DC's.
I am sort of rambling cuz our internet is down at home til tomorrow and we have to run to a B-day party. See, rambling.... nice to be here ladies, thanx!
post #69 of 158

viability u/s tomarrow am

ANd I'm nervous. I've been a mess for the past week waiting for it. its at 10 am eastern time. So if you all pray please pray for me that I see that heartbeat I'm sooo longing for. I nervously have good feelings about this one. I'm planning ahead and all and I'm just scared out of my mind for tomarrow. I'll be 7.5 weeks.
post #70 of 158
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ANd I'm nervous. I've been a mess for the past week waiting for it. its at 10 am eastern time. So if you all pray please pray for me that I see that heartbeat I'm sooo longing for. I nervously have good feelings about this one. I'm planning ahead and all and I'm just scared out of my mind for tomarrow. I'll be 7.5 weeks.
Thinking about you - hope all goes well!
post #71 of 158
Thread Starter 
Linda,
I will so be thinking of you tomorrow, with fingers crossed. I have my 8 week US on Wednesday, and I'm terrified. So I can totally relate to your feelings. Update us as soon as you can, and hopefully it will be good news.

*hugs*
Mindi
post #72 of 158
I'm still feeling pretty good, which paradoxically has me even more worried! my previous pregnancies, I was literally hugging the toliet bowl by 8 weeks pregnant! I am tired all the time and my tummy is upset, but none of that nausea I had before. I know you all understand.

I am anxious to start seeing my midwife already!!!
post #73 of 158
Yeah, Tishia, that's exactly where I am. I'm starting to consider the possibility that this is a different type of child than my others, and that no m/s means that I'm carrying a laid-back type A baby (you know, sleeps, eats, no colic, no screaming, etc.)
Widdlelou, keeping my fingers crossed.
post #74 of 158
Hi!
I posted when this Thread was first started. I am now almost 8 weeks and awaiting the results of my u/s. We did see the heart beat which is promising but, I don't feel pregnant. I've been taking progesterone supp. and I'm not sure if that has anything to do with it. I don't know if my feelings are because of my m/c last year or if I'm just having an unbelieveably easy pregnancy. I have no support system...my mother could care less because I'm not raising my children the way she wants me to, my in-laws are helpful but, they live in Colorado so, I am esentially alone. My husband works long and hard so I can stay home with our boys and my stresses of being a SAHM seem so insignificant next to what he deals with on a daily basis. Aside from feeling isolated with no one to talk to over the age of 6. I am also feeling like my adored Midwife is acting more like an OB. I called with a question after 4 days on the prog. and her answer was 'I don't know...you'll just have to wait and see what happens...pregnancy is a waiting game'. That just made me feel worse. I had a m/c last year. I'm not asking to be babied but, a little sensitivity would be nice. After reading this maybe everything is ok because this does sound like the ramblings of an irrational pregnant woman. I just want so much for my Little One to be ok. I haven't told anyone for fear of...well, you know. Growing up an only child, all I have ever wanted was to have children and three just seems like the perfect number.
Anyway, I'm going to find something to do while I wait for my Midwife to call. Thanks to whoever started this thread...you have given me a place to come where I know that I am with mommies who understand.

Kim ( Daniel 6 and David 2 mommie )
post #75 of 158
Thread Starter 
I'm terrified and can't sleep.... I have my 8 week US tomorrow, and I just can't get my brain to calm down enough to get rest. Ugh. I hate how nervous I am. I want to feel like everything is okay this pregnancy, and I just have all the fears built up from two consecutive miscarriages, and I don't know how to reconcile the two. I know that I've been taking care of myself as best as I can, and there isn't anything that I've done that I can question (although, if there is bad news tomorrow, that won't stop me from trying to find something!).

Please, keep your fingers crossed for me, say prayers (to whatever deity - I'd kind of like them all to be looking at me smiling tomorrow), light a candle, whatever you can do is appreciated. I will update as soon as I can after the US.

Blessings.
Mindi
post #76 of 158
I need some reassurance. I've had a miscarriage before at 8 weeks. I'm 10 weeks now but when I went to the bathroom there was just a tinge of pink mucus. Now I *know* in my head this is nothing but I'm still a little freaked out. *sigh*
post #77 of 158
You know your odds are good for carrying this one to term. Statistically, most miscarriages happen to women who have never miscarried before- lightning may strike the same place twice but generally, it doesn't.

Mindi, I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you :

I turned down the chance to have my midwife try to get the heartbeat with a doppler. Why? Am I insane? I just knew that she might not, and didn't want to put myself through the torment...
post #78 of 158
Thread Starter 
YEAH!!!! :

There's a heart - pumping away at 167 bpm.... I'm so relieved I don't know what to do, but I think I'm going to celebrate with a nap!

Happy day!

EDD from the US is 2/15, EDD from charting is 2/20... perhaps I should average the two and go with 2/17? Or perhaps 2/18???

I don't care what date he or she comes out on, I'm just so excited to know that the little bean is doing well right now!
post #79 of 158
Oh I'm so excited for you!!! Wasn't it just the best sound in the entire world and to see that little peanut actually growing inside there. It will never cease to just absolutly amaze me.
post #80 of 158
I saw the specialist today again. Havn't seen her since week six. So we had a 10 week ultrasound today. You can veiw the pics at my flickr site.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/memoriesbylaurie/

The baby was bouncing and moving it's little nubs and had a 178 heart beat. We reduced my progesterone dose to twice a day instead of 3 times and will do blood work again on Friday to see if I can get off of it completely.

We got yucky news at that visit. Because of my reacurrent miscarriages before this pregnancy they had tested my blood at 4 weeks for antibodies and clotting issues. My antiphospholipid antibody level for IGg had come back borderline. So they retested 4 weeks later and it came back in the high abnormal range. basically this is a clotting disorder that can cause miscarriage, preeclampsia, stillbirth, or underdeveloped baby. They treat it with Heprin injections. So I gave myself my first injection this evening. The injecting part didn't hurt but right after I took the needle out it stung for 5 min. I told myself I don't have another choice and to just deal with it.
The other sucky part is they consider me high risk and want me under an OB's care. I consulted with my homebirth midwife and she thinks I should see the doctor. So I chose a doctor in a practice with two midwives that deliver at a local hospital. I actually used one of them for my second daughter when my husband wasn't quite supportive of a homebirth.
My current HB midwife is going to go with me to my apt. with the doctor and other midwife this Friday.

Anybody been through this and had a successful homebirth?
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