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post #21 of 33
I don't really have many symptoms other than being a bit cranky! Frankly I'm not sure if the stuff I"m feeling is phantom or real. I go in to the doc later today for my second blood test. Monday, hcg was 190 and progesterone was 32.5. I'm nervous because of my previous miscarriages so the doc wanted to put me on progesterone supplements. However insurance doesn't cover them and they are $1,000!!!!!!! So now I'm looking into some natural supplements. the pharmacist said there was no other kind available and that the doctor had also said that this is what I needed and I would have to come up with the resources. :

Otherwise, I go back and forth between feeling excited and worried. I wish I could just feel excited! I look forward to getting to know you guys and I can't wait till someone starts a belly pic thread!
post #22 of 33
Cody'smomma-I think your numbers look great! how many dpo were you when you had the first test? From what I read, docs are happy with progesterone levels above 20, so 32.5 seems wonderful!
I know how you feel about the excited then worried chain. I can't wait to get through the first eight weeks or so and then I will feel calmer. Since this is my last baby though, I am trying to savor every moment! Good luck to you and let us know about the new test results!!
post #23 of 33
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Cody'smomma-I think your numbers look great! how many dpo were you when you had the first test? From what I read, docs are happy with progesterone levels above 20, so 32.5 seems wonderful!
I know how you feel about the excited then worried chain. I can't wait to get through the first eight weeks or so and then I will feel calmer. Since this is my last baby though, I am trying to savor every moment! Good luck to you and let us know about the new test results!!
I was 14 dpo. Intuitively, I do not feel like my other two miscarriages were due to progesterone deficiency. I just know that if I don't do something and it happens again, then I will be mad at myself. I'm thinking of going with a natural progesterone, my sister works for a naturopath so I can get all the supplements for cost! Which would be about $15 for a bottle. Plus I would feel much better about taking an herbal supplement rather than a chemical suppository! I'll keep you posted about my test today!

**side story** I had to tell my sister I was pg in order to ask her about the supplements! So sent her a pix message that showed a bun in my oven. She didn't get it at first, but after thinking about it, she said, "oh, congratulations? Is that what I'm supposed to say?"
post #24 of 33
Wow that's great for 14 dpo! I just got my betas back, (didn't get progesterone), and at 12 dpo I was only 68. Now that concerns me a little Not sure if that's good enough, but I have my next test done tomorrow, results in Friday. As long as they are doubling, I think I'm gonna stop obsessing with the numbers. I m/c twice, once at 8 weeks and once at 11 weeks with a blighted ovum, both times betas were not rising like they should. With last DS, who is almost 11 months, my betas doubled normally so I felt better.
I am having a hard time not telling people about our pregnancy too! I will at the very least wait until the second betas come back.!!
post #25 of 33
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I bought another pregnancy test and POAS again last night. I don't know, I just felt worried that maybe the first two were wrong! Not having an appt until 8 weeks feels crazy...and yet I'm annoyed that I feel like I need a doctor's confirmation.

It was comforting to see that nice, dark plus.
I just took another test today too. The three I took last week all were very, very light but the one today both lines showed up dark. So yeah, I'm still pregnant!
post #26 of 33
I went in for my first doctor appointment last week and the results got me worried. This is my first pregnancy so I have no idea what I should be expecting. The doctor estimated I was nearly 6 weeks along based on LMP although I explained that my periods are usually upwards of 38 days long so I felt pretty sure I was only a little over 4 weeks. Doctor did blood work and ultrasound. Pregnancy hormone levels were around 300 but ultrasound revealed nothing in the uterus. Endometrium 11mm thick. However there was a cystic structure near one of my ovaries. Doctor said could be one of two things 1) tubal pregnancy (yikes!!) or 2) early intra-uterine pregnancy with corpus luteum cyst of pregnancy (huh?). Said since I hadn't experienced any bleeding or cramping not to worry about it and come back in two weeks for another ultrasound. Of course I spent hours doing internet research and found out that ectopic pregnancies are very dangerous. Seems like she would've wanted me to come back a few days later to see how my hormone levels were rising or something!! I'm sure that I was only about 4.5 weeks along at that point so I feel like I shouldn't worry. I don't have any of the risk factors for an ectopic preganancy and I'm only 27.... Ughh I'm soooo annoyed that we did the ultrasound because now I'm just freaking out - probably unnecessarily. Has anyone had a similar experience or knows anything about this?

On another note - it is really hot here - wish I were : right about now!!
post #27 of 33

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Ughh I'm soooo annoyed that we did the ultrasound because now I'm just freaking out - probably unnecessarily. Has anyone had a similar experience or knows anything about this?
So sorry, terrainthailand! I sometimes wonder why they do ultrasounds so early...they had a hard time "seeing" anything on my first (at about 7 weeks)...and wound up using this internal ultrasound device (not pleasant).

Hang in there...
post #28 of 33
Who here is already experiencing overflowing boobs that cannot fit into your bras or shirts anymore?

Me... I'm surprised how early it is doing this.
post #29 of 33
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I would love to experience overflowing boobs. In my last pregnancy I had no changes except that my nipples got darker. After birthing I had next to no milk for my DS. Hope that will be different this time!!

i am interviewing for a part-time job on Wednesday and a big part of me doesn't even want to go knowing that I will have to resign from the job in 7-8 months anyway. But everyone in my life keeps telling me that they don't have to know that, it is perfectly feasible that I might not know already that I'm pregnant (date-wise) so I could tell them later that no, i had NO IDEA! I was pregnant when I interviewed! (lie, lie, BIG FAT LIE.) Still, the money would be great for us, it is a job I would be interested in and my son wouldn't mind being at preschool for the whole day 2 days a week, given that he just glares at me right now when I come to pick him up.

Hrrrm :\
post #30 of 33
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Who here is already experiencing overflowing boobs that cannot fit into your bras or shirts anymore?

Me... I'm surprised how early it is doing this.
That was how I was with #1. It was great. Enjoy those things while you can
post #31 of 33
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Who here is already experiencing overflowing boobs that cannot fit into your bras or shirts anymore?

Me... I'm surprised how early it is doing this.
Yes, Me Me, Pick Me "wildly waving hand!" Do these things ever go back down or am I destined for these watermelons for nine months + breastfeeding???

Oh, and I told my husband by saying, "If you talk to your mom about plane tickets, maybe you should tell her not to come in August and instead come at Christmas time." He said, "Why?" And I said, "Because I don't think We'll be able to fly out there at Christmas time." It took a little while before the lightbulb went off and he said, "Did you take a test? Are you pregnant?!"

He's so proud he has told his whole family, while mine is still in the dark... I want it to be more of a bit too-doo... Oh well.
post #32 of 33
Today is a scared day... I don't remember this with Bryce and I'm sure I'll have a lot more fears this time I miss Bryce and know he would have been an awesome big brother. I tell him I hope he picked an awesome lil bro or sis for us.


Maybe part of it is to that now I know what motherhood is all about and I don't want to be childless again. kwim?

I'm interviewing a mw on Friday as my last mw doesn't do vbacs(insurance) She won't do a vbac unless dh is on board 110 % so I'm nervous but I've been directed to ican.com and Ina Mays guide.

On a positive note it's easier to see new babies already...

post #33 of 33
Candy good luck with the interview and getting DH on board. Please let us know how it goes.
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