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post #21 of 379
Hi all! Got a BFP this morning!!!! I think, but it's hard to say since things have been a bit irregular, that my due date is around June 12th.
I'm so excited to be here!
post #22 of 379
Sorry to jump in on your DDC ladies... Just wondering how things are chesepeak..?
post #23 of 379
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Sorry to jump in on your DDC ladies... Just wondering how things are chesepeak..?
ALso wondering....
post #24 of 379
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Hi all! Got a BFP this morning!!!! I think, but it's hard to say since things have been a bit irregular, that my due date is around June 12th.
I'm so excited to be here!
Welcome!!
post #25 of 379
I get to join too!!!

My name is Shannon and I also tested yesterday and am due June 2nd. I charted this cycle, so I'm sure of my due date.

I've had past issues with m/c, so I'm really hoping I get to stay until the end this time. My line was nice and dark at 15dpo, so that's making me optimistic.
post #26 of 379
Shannon, that should be my EDD as well. Welcome!

Anybody heard anything from Chesapeake?
post #27 of 379
Hi, I'm new... I've posted on the cloth diapering discussions, but not on the pg forum before.

I just tested positive this morning with a very faint line with a dollar tree test. I'm either 10 or 11 dpo. I bought a two-pack of FRER tests this morning and am debating if I should test in a few hours or if I should wait till tomorrow morning. This will be our 4th child, but 7th pregnancy because of miscarriages and an ectopic.

I'm due June 6, but my previous two children came a couple of weeks early. I'm very, very nervous about another miscarriage given our history. I will probably try to get in on Thursday for a hcg beta and progesterone test.

Congratulations to all of you!
post #28 of 379
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Hi, I'm new... I've posted on the cloth diapering discussions, but not on the pg forum before.

I just tested positive this morning with a very faint line with a dollar tree test. I'm either 10 or 11 dpo. I bought a two-pack of FRER tests this morning and am debating if I should test in a few hours or if I should wait till tomorrow morning. This will be our 4th child, but 7th pregnancy because of miscarriages and an ectopic.

I'm due June 6, but my previous two children came a couple of weeks early. I'm very, very nervous about another miscarriage given our history. I will probably try to get in on Thursday for a hcg beta and progesterone test.

Congratulations to all of you!
All the best to you Tulips! June 6th is my birthday!!! It's a wonderful day to have a baby and you'll get a really nice kid too (maybe I'm just being personally biased )
post #29 of 379
I think I'm going to try and hold my pee and test today. I'm really tired all of the time. My nasal passages have cleared, but I still sound like I have congestion (wierd), and my chiropractor told me that my pelvis feels like that of a pregnant woman. I feel pregnant right now really. So I'm going to test and see if I can get a line this afternoon. Let's hope that I don't feel like I need to pee desperately or anything then I'm pretty much shot. I'm 12 dpo right now so I feel safe to test. I hope to be joining you for real...
post #30 of 379
Hello Just dropping in to say hi. Just wanting to see how that flood of BFP's are doing. I really, really hope i'll be able to join you soon! Still waiting around to test but feeling kinda crampy so i think AF is around the corner But I am so trying to keep my hopes up! It would be so nice because i would be due June 5, dh and I's anniversary!!!

anywho, good luck to ya'll!!!
post #31 of 379
Hey girls. I'm so sorry I haven't posted. I'm trying to come to terms with what is happening. This is a bit long, but perhaps important to tell....

My beta HCG yesterday was 30. It was 36 last Wed. and 36 last Friday. I have been trying to hold out hope that my little one was just getting a slow start, but I guess that is not the case.

I am in shock. I have never been more positive, more certain that I was going to be holding this baby. I truly truly believed that I would be holding this baby in my arms in June.I did everything right - didn't stress, ate extremely well, etc. etc. The doctor does not think it is chromosomal because we have a healthy daughter and no family history of genetic anomalies.

So something is wrong with me. Or I am being punished. Or I am not meant to have another biological child (God must know that my heart has always been open to adoption. It is just that we have no money to adopt and DH doesn't want to anyway). At our request, they are testing me for Lupus (my sister has it, my mother is borderline), perinatal thyroid dysfunction, and a bunch of other stuff. I had a suite of bloodwork done before TTC and everything was normal, but some of this stuff only shows up when you are pregnant.

And I am angry. I called my OB after the last miscarriage and told her that I had a hunch something was wrong (my periods have always been too short and light, my daughter was intra-uterine growth restricted and premature, I have been losing weight despite eating non-stop, etc). In particular, I wanted my progesterone levels checked. She chuckled and told me she thought I was fine - without even looking. To think that I could have saved this baby if she had done some tests....

On Friday, when we found out that my HCG levels had plateaued, I walked into her office and demanded that she test my progesterone. She said it wouldn't do any good, but I got her to agree to at least give me the medicine anyway. She prescribed it at a once daily dosage, so that is how often I took it. This weekend, I noticed that package insert said to take it 2 -3 times a day! And to think that my HCG levels have been hovering around the same value for 5 days now!! The last time I miscarried my levels dropped all the way to ZERO in 5 days! So maybe the little bit of progesterone that I have been taking has been just enough to barely sustain the embryo. What could have been the effect of taking it at the recommended dosage? Could my baby have been saved? They are telling me it won't do any good to continue taking it. But making the decision not to take it is like making to decision to let my baby die. And I promised, promised that I would nourish this little one. Every day I talked to it and told it it was safe, and that I would take care of it. And now I have to let it die. As a mother, how can I make that decision?

As much as I would like to have faith, I will admit that I do not know what to believe in. (I hope that I don't offend anyone here, but I feel that I can speak openly with you all who have been so supportive.) I feel there must be some higher power of some sort, but I am also a scientist so I tend to be a bit in need of proof (and with faith you should require none). Nevertheless, I pray daily, even if I am not sure who I am praying to, and I am open to anything. Every day I give thanks for my many, many blessings. And when we began this process of TTC, I asked that God make it clear to me what he/she/it wants. I thought maybe the first miscarriage was to help me appreciate my child and pregnancy even more (and I am seriously one of the most grateful people - so much so that I am terrified of losing my loved ones. I've always been this way). But that doesn't explain this miscarriage. I am not sure how much more of this I can take. And it could be so much worse too. But every time I miscarry, a little bit of me dies as well. So, I think it is perfectly clear now. I guess I should take a hint.

Now I am going to take my bad vibes and leave you all. There is so much joy and celebration in this forum that I hate to taint it. I wish you all the best of luck - may you all have happy pregnancies and healthy babies in your arms in June.
post #32 of 379
Keep us posted those of you who are testing soon!!

I ended up taking the FRER test later this morning and got a very noticeable BFP!

I'm going in tomorrow morning for an hcg and progesterone test.
post #33 of 379
: I just got a BFP this morning! Actually I got 3 bfps because I kept testing because I couldn't believe it. I think my edd is June 4th. Yeah, I just can't believe it. I keep looking at the test in shock. This was our 1st month trying so I really didn't think I would be here.
Yeah June Babies
post #34 of 379
Chesapeakeborn we must have been posting at the same time. I'm very sorry to read your news. I've miscarried twice and had an ectopic pregnancy as well that ended in emergency surgery. I know difficult it is. I know how much it sucks. I don't know why it happens. I can tell you that my doctor is very liberal about prescribing progesterone supplements. Progesterone can help if your body isn't doing its part by making enough progesterone so long as the baby is developing just fine. If the baby isn't developing well then no amount of progesterone will matter. I believe it did save the life of my second born child. But my hcg levels were skyrocketing. He was doing his part to grow. But my progesterone fell to 11 - very low. The supplements did help. But with my twins, the hcg levels were not rising properly. The progesterone was useless.

Unfortunately it sounds like your hcg levels weren't rising properly. That's not because of low progesterone. Your hcg levels can rise great and your progesterone can drop too low. High progesterone levels don't make hcg rise.

I know nothing that I can say -- a perfect stranger -- can comfort you now, but I do hope that you will heal with time, that you will find the answers you seek, and that God will bless you with the child you desire, whether it be through adoption or biologically.
post #35 of 379
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Chesapeake: I dont have to many words for you, but your post was both painful and beautiful. You sound like a wonderful mama. I know very little about all of the medical things you were talking about, but just know that western medicine is not the only answer. There are many other ways of healing that involve body, mind and spirit. That sounds like what you may be searching for.
The fact that you are concieving tells me that there is a spirit that wants to be with you, wants to be your child. I think this is meant to happen for you. Anything that I can do to help I would be glad to, just ask. And you are free to hang out here if you feel you want to, you have a beautiful presence that is most definatly a gift to us all.
Love and healing vibes, Carolyn
post #36 of 379
chesapeake,
I am so sorry
post #37 of 379
chesapeake
post #38 of 379
Chesapeake....

I absolutely know where you're coming from. My situation is a little more glaring, because I'm older, but the pain is still there. We've been TTC #2 for 2.5 years.....and I've m/c 3x along the way. After the last loss, I went to my OB and asked for some testing to be done. She ordered many, many vials of blood to be drawn and gave me a referral to a perinatologist. The results were sent to him. At that appt (in August), he basically told me that everything was perfect and there was no biological reason why I kept losing my babies. Great. Back to square one.
The only logical reason for me (and DH) is that we're old. And we're not THAT old, but reproductively, we're ancient. I just turned 40 and DH is 51. I probably keep m/c'ing because our stuff is just degrading.

Personally, I think I was just ready for another baby long before the other baby was ready for us! I pray every day that this will be the right time and that the one perfect egg left in my ovaries is now implanted into my uterus.

Don't give up......hope springs eternal.
post #39 of 379
Chesapeake- I am so sorry.
post #40 of 379
Friends,

Your words are beautiful, comforting, and inspiring. Thank you for sharing you thoughts, beliefs, and experiences. I cannot express how much solace your support brings me.

I am close to making the decision to stop the progesterone and let this little one pass in peace. May this child always know how much it was, and is, loved...
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