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Thought I would get a thread started for general chatter. We have so many wheels turning... I won't get into all of them. I have the most feelings about meeting with a team of doulas last night. DH and I decided to go with these ladies as prenatal doulas as well as labor doulas. I am glad to have someone there if I lose this babe. The other big thing is that we are putting our 16 year old dog down tonight. We are working through so many emotions right now, and both feeling so sad.

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Great idea
So no one I know in real life except DH knows I'm pregnant, and I'm expecting some unkind comments, so we're waiting. But I have to have a little freakout here if you don't mind...

My 11 year old has a severe congenital heart defect and is having his 4th surgery in 2 weeks. I tend to get bad nausea-hasn't kicked in yet but I'm only 4 weeks. How am I going to handle being in the hospital with him? He is also autistic and doesn't handle being in the hospital so well. DH and I are going to trade off being with him because it's so exhausting but I don't know if I can handle this while pregnant. Obviously the timing isn't ideal but I wanted to be through the 1st trimester before school starts (I'm a teacher, morning sickness at school is brutal). I really want to keep the pregnancy from the kids for a little while longer too but they are old enough to know when something's up. I'm having betas drawn this week since I've had 3 losses and that is a lot of making up stories to tell them. I have so much to worry about I don't even know where to start

So sorry about your dog viddy and I like the idea of prenatal doulas. Didn't know there was such a thing! Maybe that's what I need
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Sleepymama, that is a lot to deal with

I have a call into the midwife because I am just not used to this cramping and I woke up cramping, then more today. Little bit of nausea that subsided. I am so weirded out by this pregnancy! It will feel good to talk to somebody. And it's my most trusted mw on call this morning. Expecting her call any minute.

I am an artist and I have a show *maybe* in 2 weeks. I cannot believe i am in this situation. A friend is on a trial basis managing a new gallery space, and her show is this month. If the board thinks it goes well, they'll let me do it. They don't seem to understand that preparing for a show takes a little notice: there will be a small amount of installation style work that I will put into it and I would like to know if I ought to get cracking on that! But I'm still in for doing it because it would be a great opportunity if it worked.

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teamviddy sorry to hear about your dog

sleepymama prayers that your son's surgery goes well

rosemary I'm not sure if its serious or not but I always get cramping in early pregnancy (this is my second, lost my first) could be your uterus stretching. I hope that's all it is.

I'm cautiously optimistic. It's really early on .. I'm 3W5D .. I tested yesterday at CD26, and got a faint line, today on CD27 the line was MUCH darker ... I went in for a beta today and get my results tomorrow.

My Dad is in town from Georgia for a month, but I don't plan on telling him, I'm just to nervous .. once I get past my First Tri at least I'll let him know, lol
My husband is ecstatic! I told him last night and he gave his "boy parts" a congratulatory "good job" ... I was able to get pregnant after my first cycle since the m/c LOL
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So glad you started this teamviddy! I'm so sorry about your dog, they are like part of the family!!!

Sleepymama - I sure hope everything goes well for your son. Maybe it'll keep your mind off the pregnancy and the nausea will lessen?? I read somewhere about chemically-based pre-natals causing terrible nausea (I had it pretty bad with my first baby); you might want to look into that.

Rosemary - I got cramping with my first baby and again this time around. Lots of pulling and tugging and twinges all day long... I actually worry when I DON'T feel anything! The art show sounds amazing, maybe you could post some pictures when the installations are up??

plainjane - I'm jealous your line got darker! Mine actually got lighter, but my symptoms intensified, so who knows??? Aren't husbands funny? We do the vitamins, the abstaining from coffee and alcohol, the clean living, the visualizing, the waiting... And they take all the credit.

Well, I don't know about you guys, but my uterus seems to be on hyperspeed. I was looking back at my FF chart from my first pregnancy and I didn't even test until I was on day 32 of my cycle (usually have 25-day cycles) because I had no symptoms. And this time, on day 26 of my cycle, I look at least 10 weeks pregnant! Some of it is bloat, but my uterus feels really stretched and full and achy! My boobs don't fit in my bras and I am hungry all the time. I'm a homebirther and don't do ultrasounds unless medically indicated by my midwife, so I won't be seeing my midwife until the end of the first trimester.

First trimester is massively annoying...

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First trimester is the WORST. After the BFP it's all downhill until at least 13 weeks. I got movement with my daughter then, stopped barfing quite as much, and it got a lot better!
Thanks - it's funny because my husband has chosen to focus his stress on the house buying and I'm hyper worried about the pregnancy. We are both avoiding the big elephant - the surgery

I haven't gotten sick yet - and I'm taking promise one prenatal. It's not chemical. I have a hard time with any vitamins and the promise ones are the only ones that don't make me sick, pregnant or not. They're super expensive but worth it.
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Sleepymama, I hope all goes well with preparing for surgery and the house stuff.

Plainjane, so funny about your husband's "go team!" moment. That is hilarious! We are not telling parents until 12 weeks too. It will help us with drama. September, September September... So close and so far away.

Rosmarino, I hope the show works out well. It does sound like a good opportunity.

Montessorimama, I wonder if these things get better with practice?

So we said goodbye last night... It was hard... I have been wishing that she would go naturally but she seemed to have been on the edge for more than a year. I knew this would happen, that as long as she was alive it would be hard to imagine doing it, and once she was gone it would be obvious why it needed to happen. She was in so much pain, couldn't go up or down steps without falling, had to go to the bathroom all the time-- usually twice overnight as well. So both of us have been in a state of constant exhaustion for the past year. She stopped wanting to eat recently, so that was the signal. Getting a full night's sleep last night somehow made me feel so much better about our choice... Now to embrace sleep and spend 100% of my free time sleeping until March. That is the goal.

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teamviddy, you did what was best for your dog, even though its harder on you. ((hugs))

I've been so busy at work today. I kinda slacked all week so at least the day is going by fast.

Can I just say I have a GINORMOUS headache today. Yuck. My cramping/bloating is a lot less.

Got my first beta back: 92 .. taken at CD26. The nurse said this was really good. I get stuck again tomorrow, and will find out Monday my beta. I am praying for doubling. With my m/c it was barely climbing. I never got past 1400 .. and last time around I didn't even get a (light) positive till CD 35 .. here's to hoping!

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teamviddy - Wow, it sounds like you got a lot of practice for what it will be like when you have a baby... I'm so sorry for your loss; it sounds like your pup had a wonderful life and a peaceful homecoming. That's one lucky dog...

plainjane - Glad to hear your numbers are on track! Fingers crossed that they keep rising!

I just came back from a morning at the beach with my 2.5 yr old. We had a lovely time, I'm really treasuring these last few months of just him and me. I have a good friend who just had her second, and the juggling act seems daunting. Luckily, my little guy is very independent and cherishes his daddy, which is good because they'll be spending a lot of time together once this new one shows up!

I am CONSTANTLY hungry. As in, I had a veggie smoothie and THREE eggs for breakfast, and then two hours later had roast beef, pickles, fruit, cheese and crackers, and I was immediately hungry again!! There's this grumbling in my tummy that just won't go away, strangest thing... Last time I gained over 60 lbs (then lost 80!!)... I hope I don't go up that much again, but if my appetite is any indication, I'm gearing up for a repeat!

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PlainJane, I hope the next test goes well!

Montessori, the beach sounds so nice! I wish I could be hungry. I am stuck in the nausea cycle, where eating would make me feel better but the thought of eating makes me feel worse. I'm pretty sure I am eating enough but most of the time it is a struggle. I am usually very active and eat a lot so this is so different for me.

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I can totally relate to the endlessly hungry thing! I have never been prone to terrible morning sickness, but am prone to a bit of nausea and food aversions. It's just so early that stuff hasn't set in yet! I will be 4 weeks tomorrow. Finding out so early is both a blessing a curse. I am elated we got pregnant so quickly.... this was our first cycle or super hard trying (it took a year and a half for me to get pregnant with my daughter), but am totally afraid it's too early to be excited ya know??

teamviddy- so sorry about your dog

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I know what you mean-I feel like I have been pregnant for at least 3 months. And yet I'm only 4w2d. I've known for a week now though! Oy. This is going to be a loooong pregnancy.
I don't feel sick yet really but I don't feel that hungry. Waves of hunger-nausea, then nothing looks good, I make myself eat and suddenly I'm starving and yet can only eat 10 bites. I'm really overweight and trying to keep the gain to around 15lbs - most in 3rd trimester. With DD I was so sick I lost 35 lbs in the first 6 months, gained back 15-20 or so and ended up actually weighing less than when I started. With DS (my 1st) I gained 40- all the weight I had lost in the year before TTC. It came back on immediately-at least 10lbs in the first trimester even. It's like it had been waiting. Lol.
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Sleepymama, I am hoping not to gain much. I am really overweight as well and per MD orders I stopped some of my favorite activities-- commuting to work by bike and mountain biking. I am truly sad about this. But now the exhaustion is kicking in at 6 weeks and I am not sure I'd have the energy for it anyway... I feel up to it in the morning but by 6 PM I am D.O.N.E.

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Sleepymama- I am also quite overweight and am starting this pregnancy at my highest non pregnant weight. I lost 10 pounds since early June by logging my calories on my fitnesspal (though the past 2 weeks I totally slacked off). I am planning to continue logging (though I went ahead and increased my calorie goal from 1500 to 2100) so I hold myself accountable, make sure I am getting appropriate nutrition, and don't fall into the "I'm pregnant so I can eat whatever I want". Hoping to only gain 15-20 lbs as well.

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I am so dizzy I decided against taking my bike to the park with the kids today and just watched them and walked...slowly! Falling off a bike probably not such a good idea right now!
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Sleepymama - yes, it totally feels like it's going to be a looooong pregnancy! I found out at 3w5d this time. Last time I was well into my 5th week before finding out, so this feels weird.

teamviddy - Why did you have to stop riding your bike?? Isn't exercise supposed to be super important during pregnancy? Were you feeling dizzy? Don't want to pry, but it just seems like if it's something you love and you do it carefully, you could continue during the first tri at least!

I hope some of you don't hate me, but I actually had to work hard to gain enough weight to sustain a pregnancy. I had a horrible, stressful year after going back to work, and I lost 20 lbs. more than my pre-pregnancy weight! It wasn't healthy at all and it took a lot of effort to put on 10 lbs in a healthy way (i.e. good fats, not bacon, hahaha!) I'm still 10 lbs under my pre-pregnancy weight but apparently my body decided it was good enough to sustain a pregnancy. I think that's why I am so hungry right now! I am craving fats and pickles like crazy!

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Sleepymama, I hope you feel better!

Lexi, isn't it amazing how well calorie tracking works?!

Montessori, it's cool, my DH has that body type (as well as his sister). Maybe our baby will be roly poly, like my family, who are generally active and healthy eaters and chunky, or a beanpole like my husband. I think it will be apparent early on. My siblings and I never had knobby knees etc as a child, we were always solid...

As for the biking, I don't know. I am on blood thinners and I think that can turn any injury into a bigger deal than it should have been but I am really not sure. The lady at the MD (fertility specialist) office talked to me when I found out and said no biking, running, etc-- nothing that got my heart rate up. Just walking. I have been swimming a lot recently and I asked about that, and she said swimming is OK if I don't get my heart rate up.

I am still unclear about whether this has to do with being pregnant in general or my condition. I believe the heart rate thing has been debunked with lots of research, and I just love my road and mountain bikes and biking makes me so happy. Commuting makes me feel so strong and I am pretty sure once baby is here I will not be taking my bike to work for a loooong time to come. So this is a huge bummer. We also have a scooter (we share a car and use scooter and bikes as our backup vehicles), and DH has decided that the vibrations are bad for baby and really doesn't want me scooting. I am really frustrated with all this because I am super cautious while biking and I am fairly sure that the vibrations from the scooter aren't going to hurt anything. I go on easy offroad trails- no extreme downhill mountain biking, just dirt trails. I already gave up my favorite unhealthy debaucheries! At least let me have my favorite healthy fun!

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I am 4W today. I have no real symptoms. I have that stretchy uterus cramps here and there. Like a twinge. And my nipples are a little sensitive, maybe itchy? Is that weird?

I have my second Beta today. I won't have the results till Monday ... seriously?!?!?!?!?! I am going to be bold and ask if they read in house and if so BEG them to do them on the stop. I want to know! I want to make sure I double.

I am so paranoid, I want to be cool and confident but that miscarriage is haunting me.
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What's everyone doing this weekend?

Going out with friends tonight. I will reveal I'm pregnant .. we were supposed to go wine tasting .. so I'm out, LOL''

Tomorrow I am running errands while my husband sleeps (he works midnights-8am)

Sunday I have some orders to finish up. I work full time in an office but in my free time I make paper crafts of various sort for people..mostly cards, banners, cupcake toppers, cupcake wrappers, etc.
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Plainjane, that's a long time to wait. Are you going in this morning? If so I don't see why they can't do the results by afternoon!!! I will call soon on mine from yesterday.
I am still packing to move...we close on our new house next Friday. We've been trying to buy a house for 3 years and it's finally happening. I can't believe it! We have moved 3 times in the last 5 years because of basically bad landlords and it's so stressful for DS, and also there aren't a lot of rentals in our school zone so I'm always afraid they will have to leave their amazing school. Now we don't have to worry When we bought out first house 12 years ago in another state I had just found out I was pregnant with DS, so it's meant to be I think

Viddy I know someone with MTHFR, both her kids have it too. She said her life really improved once she got all of them on the folate and she is really active -rides horses and runs. I think they must be being extremely cautious for you with the miscarriages. I like to bike too- it's about the only exercise I like besides skiing, which is also out this winter bummer . It's ok, I need to save my money for baby stuff. Hopefully DD's best friend can take her with them so she can still ski.

Montessori-no worries. I am well past begrudging people with high metabolisms. Life is too short.

I'm going to a BBQ Saturday night with my friends from my teacher licensing program. Our sole purpose is to drink together...so my story will be "medication interaction." I think I will tell my one BFF. She is planning to TTC #2 soon and I will tell her to get on that ASAP so we can be pregnant together
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sleepymama - congratulations on the new house!! How wonderful that you can move in and get settled with plenty of time before the baby arrives.

teamviddy - You must feel so frustrated by those restrictions! It's true, there's so much to give up when you're pregnant...

Weekend plans... I finally have a morning off from taking care of my son. We were in Mexico for 10 days and I was his sole caregiver, and then we got back on Monday so I was on-call all week (hubby works 12-hr days). Finally my husband is taking over Saturday morning so I can get some R&R for 4 hours! I'm not even sure what I'll do... Probably something I won't be able to do once the baby arrives! Suggestions?

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Montessori, hope you are enjoying your morning! No advice besides maybe dozing off...

Sleepymama and PlainJane, hope your boozy-centered activities went well!

Pretty low key weekend here. Today is pho with my sister and bro-in-law, then a show put on by our nice friend who is a musician. Baby birthday party tomorrow. Nice and quiet and not busy at all.

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I just have to share something that happened with my DS yesterday and since it's a bit pregnancy related you are the only ones I can actually tell. No one but DH knows!
So my DS is 11 and autistic (high functioning, he's verbal and in a regular classroom with a 1:1 aide. He just has his issues that really affect him). Anyway we have been unsure how he will react to a baby sibling. He hasn't been around babies much. He is pretty good with younger kids though.
So we were at a party yesterday with a 2 year old and every time the 2yo walked up the stairs he would follow her, slowly, and reach out to help her if she started to fall. He was so sweet with her and didn't say a word. Just helped. At the doctor the other day he was talking to what he called a "random baby" and making comments about how funny babies are. I was thinking, babies are funny huh...just keep that in mind buddy!!
I actually feel like he's going to be happy to be a big brother again . I bet he wants a brother though. đź’“
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teamviddy my boozy-centered Friday night went well .. we spilled the beans! My friends know!

I know its early on, (only 4 weeks this past Friday) but they were all so supportive with the m/c I figured why not?

Beta #2 came in! More than doubled!! From 92 to 211 ... u/s scheduled 8-12

YAY!
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teamviddy my boozy-centered Friday night went well .. we spilled the beans! My friends know!

I know its early on, (only 4 weeks this past Friday) but they were all so supportive with the m/c I figured why not?

Beta #2 came in! More than doubled!! From 92 to 211 ... u/s scheduled 8-12

YAY!
Excellent! My 1st was 90 and my 2nd was 210. We are like twins!! My 3rd (just got results, test was Saturday) was 530 so I feel pretty good! The nurse even congratulated me on the phone. U/s is 8/6. I will be 7w1d so hopefully easy to see a heartbeat by then.
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Sounds like a lot going on with everybody! @teamviddy I'm so sorry about your dog! We had to put our English Bulldog down 2 days before DS2 was born, and it was so hard. But now we feel like DS got some of the bulldog's spirit, because he's just as stubborn! @Sleepymama I'm sorry you'r struggling with so much, but I'm glad it's looking like DS is interested in babies. I'm sure he'll do great! @plainjane78 Yay for your test results!! I'm glad your friends are so supportive, too! It's really great to have a support system. @montessorimama1 I'm sorry for your loss (posted elsewhere).

AFM: I am trying to get back into the swing of homeschooling and keeping up with my own studies, now that my kids are back from "camp grandma." We HS year-round, more-or-less, and I'm working on my doctorate. If all goes as planned, this baby will be born to a Doctor of Audiology! :-) I'm trying not to stress out too much, though. I am almost 1/3 done with Comps, and I'm most of the way through my second-to-last class. I'm probably slacking more than I should with DSs' schooling, but honestly, they're smart kids, and they will be able to catch up once I'm done in October.

I'm hungry without wanting anything a lot too, and although I'm not skinny by any stretch, I'm only 10-15 lbs over my best weight. Like @teamviddy said, my family tends toward solid rather than skinny (although my sister got the skinny gene). I've always been curvy, and I tend to lose weight in places like my fingers during pregnancies, and then gain it back after the fact. During DS1's pregnancy, I almost lost my wedding ring when it flew off my finger as I opened a door when I was 7 months pregnant!

My kids are super-excited about the baby, especially my 8.5 year-old. He has been begging me for another baby sibling for years now, making promises about how much he'll help out, &etc. And I actually believe he will. He's a responsible kid & really good with other kids, including his little brother. But I am going to try to get him on tape promising to change stinky diapers without complaining.

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Excellent! My 1st was 90 and my 2nd was 210. We are like twins!! My 3rd (just got results, test was Saturday) was 530 so I feel pretty good! The nurse even congratulated me on the phone. U/s is 8/6. I will be 7w1d so hopefully easy to see a heartbeat by then.
YAY! They didn't say I had to go for a 3rd beta. My u/s is 8/12, I'll be 7w4d then.

So your a bit ahead of me, when is your DD? I'm 3/27
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YAY! They didn't say I had to go for a 3rd beta. My u/s is 8/12, I'll be 7w4d then.

So your a bit ahead of me, when is your DD? I'm 3/27
Yes, EDD 3/24, so 3 days ahead. Barely!

Yaliina, I have a PhD too - humanities discipline. I finished my dissertation when I was pregnant with DD and defended it when she was 3 months old. I "wore" her at my graduation Now I teach high school - spent some time teaching college but it's hard to publish consistently with two little high needs kids and my field is so small. I couldn't get a permanent tenure track job. High school kids are more fun though

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Ladies, my winter is saved. I was sorting through old clothes and found that I had saved the only pair of maternity jeans that ever fit me. I guess I've been dragging them around for 9 years just in case. They still fit too! Woot!!
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