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nsmomtobe's Avatar nsmomtobe 03:53 PM 05-02-2014
This is the May-June 2014 pregnancy thread for ALL graduates of the "Hoping, Healing & Conceiving Again" threads, or anyone who has suffered a loss and has found themselves expecting again. Here we can discuss our concerns and problems in the safety and company of other mamas like us. Compare BETA results, our prenatal screens, show off our scans, and in what seems like a lifetime away - our newborn baby pictures.

****If you are a new poster or need changes to your stats, just let me know your EDD IN BOLD, and I'll update periodically.**** Due date calculator with luteal phase length.

 We have a FB group for sharing whatever you'd like in a private setting. If you'd like to join, you can find us here.
 
Expecting



Sihaya - expecting baby #3 after 3 losses. EDD June 24, 2014

OSTC - expecting baby #4 after 1 loss. EDD July 12, 2014

PrimalJoy - expecting baby #4 after 2 losses

MommaCrystal - expecting baby #4 after ectopic. EDD July 31, 2014

thaichimom - expecting baby #3 after 2 losses. EDD August 12, 2014

delicate_sunshine -expecting baby #? after 1 loss. EDD early September, 2014

pinaybabe23 - expecting baby #1 after 1 loss. EDD May 3, 2014.

Rainbowasylum - EDD September.

Monkey Science - EDD October 1, 2014 expecting baby #2 after one loss

OregonMoon - EDD October 13, 2014 expecting baby #2 after 1 loss

edubluv - EDD October 16, 2014 expecting baby #2 after 1 loss

Bramblebaby - EDD October 2014 after loss at 34 weeks.

monkeyscience - EDD October 2014 expecting baby #2 after 1 loss

Harmony96 - EDD November 25, 2014 expecting baby #5 after 1 loss

NSmomtobe - EDD December 17, 2014 expecting baby #2 after 3 losses
 
maof1 - EDD December 21, 2014, expecting baby #2 after 1 loss
 
LaylasMommy2011 - EDD December 23, 2014, expecting baby #2 after 1 loss
 
sweetface - EDD December 29th 2014, expecting baby #1 after 1 loss
 
lmevans -  EDD January 6, 2015, expecting baby #4 , after 1 loss
 
liladancing - EDD  January 22, 2015, expecting baby #1 after stillbirth
 
 
Congratulations!!! 
Planegreen *Michael* March 10, 2014 
Holliet *Phoebe* March 1, 2014 
pattimomma *Simon* Feb 23, 2014 
Serenyd *Cole* Feb 2014 
Jilidez * Thea * Dec 24 2013 
hippy mum* baby boy * Nov 17 2013 
100%mom * baby boy * Nov 11 2013 
Unuselyriver * Amberly Faith * Nov 7 2013 
M anna * Catherine Rose * Oct 31 2013 
revolting * baby boy * Oct 24 2013 
shiloh * Rose * Oct 11 2013 
graysmamma * baby boy * September 8 2013 
Sienna forever * baby girl * August 28 2013 
Thebyr * baby boy * August 27 2013 
J&J mommy * Cole Jackson * July 10 2013 

They've had their babies, but we're waiting to hear from.....
BaileyB - expecting #3 after 2 losses.
Dianita - expecting baby # 7, after 4 losses. EDD May 22, 2014
Eazar - expecting baby #1 after 1 loss. EDD May 26, 2014
Selissa - expecting baby #4 after 4 losses. EDD March 18, 2014
Porcelina - expecting baby #3 after 5 losses. EDD March 24, 2014
Philothea - expecting #2 after 2 losses. EDD April 25, 2014
 
In our thoughts...
M Anna 
RRMum  
mamacatsbaby  

lmevans's Avatar lmevans 10:39 PM 05-02-2014
Thanks for the new thread! smile.gif
laylasmommy2011's Avatar laylasmommy2011 10:46 PM 05-03-2014
Thanks for the new thread. So i had another doctors appointment and got another ultrasound. I thought i was 5+6 based on ovulation but I measured 6+3.I am now due December 23rd,2014 There's only 1 very healthy baby.I got to see the heartbeat but the baby was still to little to hear the heartbeat.They sent me for all my labs that day.And I go back in 3 weeks for another ultrasound.
lmevans's Avatar lmevans 11:14 PM 05-03-2014
Yay for seeing the heartbeat!!
nsmomtobe's Avatar nsmomtobe 11:04 AM 05-05-2014

I'm glad you got to see a healthy baby!


lmevans's Avatar lmevans 11:22 AM 05-05-2014
My temps have steadily gone down over the past 4 days in a row now. greensad.gif Im 20 dpo today.
nsmomtobe's Avatar nsmomtobe 01:22 PM 05-05-2014

lmevans, everyone tells me not to worry about temperatures after you get a BFP, but I absolutely understand your concern. Have you had any blood work done? I have always suspected that basal temperatures are linked to progesterone. Are you using supplemental progesterone?


nsmomtobe's Avatar nsmomtobe 09:16 AM 05-06-2014

Since I have to wait another 2 weeks for my ultrasound, I decided to get another blood draw.

My hCG from yesterday was 111,788. This is right where it should be for 8 weeks! :thumb

As a side note, with my last pregnancy, my level was 26,000 at 7 weeks and 20,000 at 9 weeks. My doctor tried to tell me that was normal, but obviously it was not.


lmevans's Avatar lmevans 09:19 AM 05-06-2014
Yay for high, and rising, numbers!
xxxxxxxxxxxxsweetface 07:26 PM 05-06-2014

According to two due date calculators, my due date would be December 29th 2014.

I would love any baby in the world, but I can't pretend that the idea of having a Capricorn baby isn't exciting.

But also, I am getting ahead of myself.

 

I am going in tomorrow to get some more blood work done to see how my levels are going.

So far my temperature has stayed up.  I too, think there is a connection with low levels of progesterone and temperatures going down.

 

Meanwhile, DH is not going to celebrate until it is written all over my forehead that I am pregnant and we can scream it from the rooftops.


nsmomtobe's Avatar nsmomtobe 04:06 AM 05-07-2014

Welcome, sweetface! I look forward to hearing your blood work results.

 

I am adding you to the list.


Harmony96's Avatar Harmony96 07:30 AM 05-07-2014
I had another doozy of a dream last night. The kids and I were in Mom's backyard, playing, but Josiah was tiny. He looked and acted like the 16-month-old that he is, except he was about the size of a bee. I found him and smiled at him, and he grinned back at me and started crawling towards me. I put my hand at the edge of the sidewalk so he could crawl into it (since just crawling off the sidewalk onto the grass would be like normal-sized Josiah crawling off a roof). Then when I was holding him, a sore appeared on the side of his head and two tiny snakes crawled out. Like the eggs had been inside his head and they hatched out of his head. Okay, then.
lmevans's Avatar lmevans 06:31 PM 05-07-2014
I'm not sure, but I think my lowered temps were from disturbed sleep. They have gone back up the past two days. I also doubled my Family Plus supplement, so *if* I had low progesterone, perhaps that increase in the supplement increased progesterone.
laylasmommy2011's Avatar laylasmommy2011 07:46 PM 05-07-2014
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Since I have to wait another 2 weeks for my ultrasound, I decided to get another blood draw.

My hCG from yesterday was 111,788. This is right where it should be for 8 weeks! :thumb

As a side note, with my last pregnancy, my level was 26,000 at 7 weeks and 20,000 at 9 weeks. My doctor tried to tell me that was normal, but obviously it was not.

WOOHOO!!!!! That's awesome!!!!  Glad they are rising correctly :)

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According to two due date calculators, my due date would be December 29th 2014.

I would love any baby in the world, but I can't pretend that the idea of having a Capricorn baby isn't exciting.

But also, I am getting ahead of myself.

 

I am going in tomorrow to get some more blood work done to see how my levels are going.

So far my temperature has stayed up.  I too, think there is a connection with low levels of progesterone and temperatures going down.

 

Meanwhile, DH is not going to celebrate until it is written all over my forehead that I am pregnant and we can scream it from the rooftops.

Welcome and Congrats!!!!


M Anna's Avatar M Anna 06:03 PM 05-11-2014

Hello all! I remember some of you (and hope you remember me)!

 

I've gone back down the rabbit hole, this time quite by accident (although we're perfectly happy!) Our rainbow baby turned 6 months a week and a half ago and I'm now (my own calculations) 7 weeks and 1 day pregnant. I'm EBF and wasn't expecting this at all, considering how long it took for me to get pregnant the last time (and with the help of clomid too!). So I guess you can add me to the list, I'm EDD 12/27/2014, expecting baby #7 after 2 losses.


Harmony96's Avatar Harmony96 08:42 PM 05-11-2014
Oh, Anna!!!!!! Sooooo excited for you!!!!!! (And 12/27 was my due date with Josiah. orngbiggrin.gif)
M Anna's Avatar M Anna 09:06 PM 05-11-2014

Haha, Harmony, I figured you'd flip! :lol


Harmony96's Avatar Harmony96 10:21 AM 05-12-2014
lol.gif: And just because I didn't use enough exclamation points the first time, here are some more:

EEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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laylasmommy2011's Avatar laylasmommy2011 07:33 PM 05-12-2014
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Hello all! I remember some of you (and hope you remember me)!

 

I've gone back down the rabbit hole, this time quite by accident (although we're perfectly happy!) Our rainbow baby turned 6 months a week and a half ago and I'm now (my own calculations) 7 weeks and 1 day pregnant. I'm EBF and wasn't expecting this at all, considering how long it took for me to get pregnant the last time (and with the help of clomid too!). So I guess you can add me to the list, I'm EDD 12/27/2014, expecting baby #7 after 2 losses.

Wow #7 Congrats!!!!!! And Welcome!!!! Happy and Healthy 9 months to you :)


M Anna's Avatar M Anna 08:32 PM 05-12-2014

Thank you both! LOL. :D I need to put up a ticker on my signature again. It was nice to advance that little heart every week last time. :) I sure hope this baby makes it...


Harmony96's Avatar Harmony96 10:10 PM 05-12-2014
I don't even have my pregnancy in my siggy at all yet. I've been lazy. orngtongue.gif Maybe after my next appointment I'll get motivated to stick it in there.
xxxxxxxxxxxxsweetface 07:09 PM 05-14-2014
I had my first U/S this morning. DH and I were elated. We saw and heard a heartbeat. But now I am back to worrying a little...
I feel like I need to apologize to this bean for all the worrying I do!
nsmomtobe's Avatar nsmomtobe 05:52 AM 05-15-2014
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I had my first U/S this morning. DH and I were elated. We saw and heard a heartbeat. But now I am back to worrying a little...
I feel like I need to apologize to this bean for all the worrying I do!

Awesome! How reassuring to see that everything is all right!

 

What has you worrying now?


M Anna's Avatar M Anna 08:55 AM 05-15-2014

Congrats, sweetface! I had my first appointment yesterday but it was a chit-chatty one. I go back in 2 weeks for a real appointment and an u/s. I am guessing I'll be about 9 weeks 4 days at that point. I'm really hoping everything is fine. So far my only symptom is total exhaustion.


xxxxxxxxxxxxsweetface 01:42 PM 05-15-2014

Thanks guys!

 

What has me worried is just that I don't want to do any harm.  I am trying not to do too much, but yesterday I lifted a couple heavy boxes and felt a quick sharp pain.  A tiny little one.  It's all good now.  I will just have to remember not to do dumb things like stay up too late or eat terribly.

 

Has anyone read about the risks of eating cold foods? I know I am really starting to sound like a nut but Aviva Jill Romm says in The Natural Pregnancy Book that when fearing a M/C a woman should avoid eating cold foods (as in "fridge cold" or "freezer cold") in order to keep her womb warm.

 

It's been so hot where I live, avoiding cold drinks and the occasional frozen yogurt has been pretty difficult.


M Anna's Avatar M Anna 08:57 PM 05-15-2014

I've never heard of that, sweetface, but I know that some cultures have a cold and hot foods philosophy. As far as practical concerns, your uterus is a significant distance from your stomach and it would be almost impossible for you to alter the temperature of your uterus by having an iced drink, for instance. It's much more a concern that you keep from getting overheated in hot weather than your uterus getting too cold.


nsmomtobe's Avatar nsmomtobe 06:40 AM 05-16-2014

I've also never heard of it, but I agree with M Anna. It sounds like a cultural belief that is not based on evidence. It is not harmful though, and it could be helpful if it makes you feel more in control of your pregnancy. For me, however, I have been finding cold things soothing to combat nausea.

 

AFM, I have my ultrasound next week, and if I worry about whether something I do is harmful, I just tell myself that I will know next week whether everything is okay or not. However, I can already tell that after my ultrasound (assuming everything is fine), I will start worrying again and I will not have any way to know whether baby is safe until my doctor brings out the doppler, which at this rate will not be until week 15. I really need to find a health care provider for this pregnancy.

 

Also, welcome M Anna! I've seen you around. It's exciting to see you back here so soon after the birth of your Rainbow baby. I think I might add a ticker to my signature after my ultrasound. Basically, I feel like nothing is official until I actually see that baby inside me.


RRMum's Avatar RRMum 02:22 PM 05-20-2014

Hi All I remember some of you and certainly remember you NSmomtobe.  Thanks for taking on the thread.  So I am Expecting #2 after 3 losses.  EDD January 18.  I've also found out, since I last shared with you all, that I have mosaic turner's syndrome which is a fairly rare genetic disorder.  I'm lucky in that I do not have some of the debilitating symptoms of the syndrome, but I do have some effects including recurrent pregnancy loss.  But, here we go again.  Glad to have you all to share this with. 


nsmomtobe's Avatar nsmomtobe 04:06 PM 05-20-2014
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Hi All I remember some of you and certainly remember you NSmomtobe.  Thanks for taking on the thread.  So I am Expecting #2 after 3 losses.  EDD January 18.  I've also found out, since I last shared with you all, that I have mosaic turner's syndrome which is a fairly rare genetic disorder.  I'm lucky in that I do not have some of the debilitating symptoms of the syndrome, but I do have some effects including recurrent pregnancy loss.  But, here we go again.  Glad to have you all to share this with. 

It's good to see you back, RRMum! I hope this time works out better for both of us!

 

I have not yet received the results of my genetic test, which was done in February. I was told it would take 3 months, so it's probably available now. I will ask about it at my next doctor appt on Monday.


RRMum's Avatar RRMum 05:17 PM 05-20-2014

NSmomtobe - nice to see you back too! Are you waiting for genetic results for you?  Hope all is well.  It is nice to have an "answer" a reason, but still not satisfying, and for me it did steel a little hope.  Good luck at your appointment on Monday.  I'll have an early US on Wed of next week.  Feeling pretty tentative about it.  DH and I have said this is the last try, but we said that last time too. 


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