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#1 of 514 Old 09-27-2011, 06:31 AM - Thread Starter
 
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I think it is time we can start our own pregnancy tread for ALL graduates of the "hoping, healing & conceiving again treads".  We have had a BFP explosion, and we have old friends a bit further along.  Here we can discuss our concerns and problems in the safety and company of other mamma's like us.  Compare BETA results, and our pre-natal screens and finally show off our scans and in what seems like a lifetime away - our newborn baby pictures.

 

I think if you post, just put your amount of weeks pregnant and I will update regularly so we know who is here?  This is the first time I'm doing this so be kind please.innocent.gif

 

!!CONGRATULATIONS!!

 

Vermillion - 30 weeks and expecting baby #3, 1 child in heaven - EDD - December 2011 - Team babyboy.gif

 

hildare - 23 weeks and expecting baby # 4, 2 children in heaven - EDD - February 2011

 

Loveandlight33 - 19 weeks and expecting baby # 4, 1 baby loss - EDD March 2012?

Cameragirl - ? weeks and expecting baby 3, 1 child in heaven - EDD 11 March 2012 -  Team babyboy.gif

 

Ekandrmkb - 14 weeks and expecting baby #3, 1 child in heaven, EDD 12 April 2012

 

Callieollie - 11 weeks, EDD 13 May 2012

 

TandN - 10 weeks, EDD 17 May 2012

 

Slshoe128 - 7 weeks and expecting baby # 9, 7 children in heaven, EDD June 2012

 

CorgiMommy - 7 weeks and expecting baby #4, 1 child in heaven  - EDD - 2 June 2012

 

Khylie2011 - 7 weeks and expecting baby #2, 1 child in heaven - EDD - 2 June 2012

 

MatushkaAnna - 7 weeks and expecting baby #7, 1 child in heaven - EDD - 8 June 2012

 

Zubeldia - 7 weeks and expecting baby #3, 1 child in heaven  - EDD - 4 June 2012

 

Thecountrymouse - 7 weeks and expecting baby #3, 1 child in heaven - EDD 10 June 2012

 

Rainy Daye- 7 weeks and expecting baby 4, 2 children in heaven - EDD - 10 June 2012

 

 

 

 


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27. Married since December 2006. Trying to conceive #1 since November 2010. 1 loss in April 2011 (5 weeks). 

 

BFP on February 25th. Tentative due date: November 4th, 2012.

 

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Thanks for starting this Corgi. I was about to start a thread in PAL.

 

Perhaps we can give a bit of basic info like due dates, history, etc.

 

Well, I am (tentatively) due on June 4th (going by conception date and May 31st by LMP). This is my third pregnancy but I only have one little boy who is 2. I had a missed miscarriage in JUly and a D and C on August 1st. We were so very lucky to get pregnant on my first proper post-miscarriage cycle.

 

I've had two beta tests. At 11dpo my level was at 53 and at 14dpo it was 377 (24 hour doubling rate!)..

 

I am nervous, to say the least!


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Gem, you better be joining us soon!


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Yes some background does make sense.  My name is Maryke, I have a DD of 8 and a DS of 3, me and DH lost our first baby girl 'together' at 14.5 weeks due to me contracting meningitis.  I had a D&C and when nothing happened for another 8 weeks I got put on DUPHASTON, a progesterone replacement that builds your lining and promotes a healthy cycle.  We are now only 17DPO and my BETA's at 16DPO was 220. i need to go again on next Monday to check doubling time. 

 

I am also really scared, and keep checking my panties for bleeding.  I have never been like this before and it is ruling my life at this moment.  I am scared that I am not going to get to enjoy this pregnancy as this fear will not go away.

 

 


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Would love to see you here VERY soon as well Diana!!!!


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Gem and Diana - you are hilarious! I love the popcorn (only in pictures - the smell makes me sick).

 

Ok [AND I CAN'T FREAKING BELIEVE I'M POSTING ON THIS THREAD!!!!],

 

Ahem.

 

I'm Anna, 37 and married to DH for 14 years. We have DDs 12, almost 11 and 9 and DSs 8 and 4 1/2. We lost our sixth child, a boy, at 12 1/2 weeks gestation due to unknown causes. He was born after expectant management at just past 15 weeks. We've been ttc for 5 months and just got a BFP TODAY! My due date is June 3rd but I always deliver late, so who knows. I won't be having betas drawn and am not racing to the doctor. I kind of want to know if this little one will stick around first. I've had cramping (still having it) and since I don't remember that with any other pregnancies it's scaring me. I'm trying to relax and put this baby in God's hands. No spotting, but I'll be checking every time I go to the bathroom.

 

Oh, so for the board: 4 weeks and expecting baby #7, 1 loss, TDD 3 June 2012


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Anna - remember the absurd cramping I had before I got my BFP??  I am still having it - and also never had it before, but Dr said it is normal.  I am also not sure why I got the Betas drawn in the first place, I'm trying to just go back to how it use to be - get a BFP, tell EVERYONE and buy baby stuff.  But it is not happening.  It also has not really sunk in for me that I am REALLY pregnant - but it will come with time I suppose.


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Ok Corgi, since we're on THIS thread...let me try to convince you...

 

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Hi all - Gem and Diana - can't wait for you to join this board "full time"...although the little icons crack me up!

 

Great idea to start this thread, Corgi.

 

Congrats to everyone here.

 

My quick summary: I'm Elizabeth. I'm (gulp) 39. I am about 11.5 weeks (just under), with a due date roughly around 12-15 of April. I got pregnant about 5 months after losing our second son during labor on his due date - we don't know why, he appeared to be healthy (no physical defects ) - his heart just stopped in the last 5 minutes of pushing, and they could not revive him. It's apparently a medical mystery (this after 2 hospitals and numerous experts have looked at the data). We have ruled out malpractice though, because there was no sign of neglect or anything on the doctor side.

 

My DS1 had an irregular heartbeat when I was in labor with him; he's been checked again recently and his heart is 100% fine; and we've done genetic testing, so it seems like there's no reason to believe this will happen again (no trend regarding "bad" hearts). Of course, I'm a mess. I will probably get closer and closer to crazy the longer this pregnancy lasts, as there's not really a milestone to pass during the pregnancy that will let me get a sigh of relief, unfortunately. So, I'm really happy to have this forum. 

 

I've had no blood levels tested that I know about - but confirmed seeing a heartbeat at 9 weeks. Next appointment is next week Monday, that is the nuchal test and 1st trimester screening for Downs and Trisomy disorders. I DID have cramping early on (MAnna and Corgi) - I still occasionally get one or 2. Severe nausea in the afternoon/evening - that's gotten a little better, but still around. I guess it makes sense as the placenta is working on taking over (according to my new OB, who is great) around this time in development. I also just generally feel fat because I refuse to buy maternity clothes yet and I just CAN'T wear my old stuff that I wore with my last pregnancy. I need to not even see that stuff - haven't even pulled it out of the basement. Guess that's a sign of a little emotional PTSD...

 

Anyway that is all - for the summary - 11 weeks and expecting baby #3, 1 loss, TDD 4/12/12.


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That made me smile!!!!

 

I am getting exited now - I cant belive Im going to be holding a newborn (if all goes well), in just 8 months!  What a absolute miracle!  Cant wait to get a date for my first scan - probly around the 22nd of October.


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hola.gifDiana!

 

Corgi, I had no idea you'd have meningitis.. so sorry, mama.

 

MAnna, I am just over the moon for you. I had the same questions: cramping ... but i had it with all three pregnancies. hug2.gif

 

How's everyone doing?


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z - yes, I always get very sick when pregnant - not sure why.  Got chickenpox with DS, and ended up in hosp for a week and membranes ruptured at 33.5 weeks with DD due to a viral infection.  i am hoping that the fact that I am managing my stress better and working for myself will reduce the risk of getting ill due to too much stress this time around.  I always take the max amount of vitamins I can but never seems to make a difference.  

 

Due to this tread, I can feel myself getting more positive and exited.  I cant wait to see everyones scans and we can also post pics of our preggy bellies - I still boast quite a nice one from last pregnancy!!!!


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Love this thread! luxlove.gif I'm a TTC after loss oldie but 2011 was the year that I actually gave up on trying to get pregnant after having no success for almost 3 years, only to have a total "oops" surprise pregnancy (who'd have thunk it!) this past spring... but anyway, I hope you all don't mind if I   privateeyes.gif and maybe post a little here? shy.gif I'm just always so happy to hear about the new little rainbows on their way! So HUGE congratulations to you all!!! love.gif I also post on the PAL thread in the PAL forum, but it's so slow lately! :/

 

Here's a little history on me since many of you probably don't know me because I'm a loss forum dinosaur! (at least it feels that way as most of the ladies I was here with back when have thankfully had their rainbows and moved on heartbeat.gif)

 

I'm Liz, and 27 weeks pregnant with my sweet little rainbow boy after losing my daughter at 17 weeks in December 2007. And as I already mentioned, we dealt with secondary infertility for a long time after losing DD only to get pregnant after a one time "oops" when we finally decided to no longer try!  I was on medication to treat high prolactin levels that were causing health issues (as well as the inability to ovulate!) so while I knew normal ovulation was supposed to happen, I guess after 3 years of nothing I didn't really believe I could be fixed that easily... But my little nugget had other plans and he came the second he had an opportunity, on his own terms! Best surprise EVER! love.gif So that's me and here I am! :) I also have a 9 year old DS who is VERY excited about his little brother! He's waited SO long for this too, longer than me, really!

 

 


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ek, I somehow missed your post!

 

I honestly cannot imagine what you're going through... babies should just not die, and to not have a reason for your Rex's death must be its own sort of hell. If you want to read my friend's blog about Otis then PM me. It was such a difficult time. Now she has this gorgeous boy, one year and one week, after she lost her boy in deliver.  And I wish you could pop to Maine for a little bit of serenity.

 

I have been having nausea since dpo 8... gah. I was feeling terrible yesterday late afternoon when I took ds to the park. I had severe sickness with DS and so while I really find it so hard to be constantly nauseous, it is nevertheless relieving that I am a bit sick again already. I remember having high hCG numbers with him, so I wonder if this one will be the same. Certainly so far my 14 day hCG seems to be very high (of course I am now worrying about that!!). I only had the blood draw so that I could get a little bit of reassurance before my scan. I don't want to be blindsided... before the third scan with the lost baby I had my hCG checked and it was nowhere near doubling so it helped to prepare me for what I was going to see (i..e no more cardiac activity).

 

 


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OOps, x-posted! V, welcome! And so glad you're here!

 

Corgi, I'm already excited for your scan!


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Anna - remember the absurd cramping I had before I got my BFP??  I am still having it - and also never had it before, but Dr said it is normal. 

 

I had really bad cramping with all my pregnancies. For the first 8 weeks or so it felt like AF was coming ANY Second! Totally nerve wracking, but also totally normal. But normal is never very reassuring when it's happening to you, especially after loss, is it?

 

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It also has not really sunk in for me that I am REALLY pregnant - but it will come with time I suppose.

 

Haha, it still hasn't completely sunk in for me and I'm just now heading into my third trimester! lol.gif I'm about as connected to this little guy as possible, and he moves all the time... I tickle him and he nudges me, reacts to me... but I still have moments where I'm like "holy $%&!, there's really a baby in there!!! How did that happen?!" lol.gif It can be really surreal!


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Welcome Vermillion!  You are the same as I would have been with my baby girl!  Amazing to see how they grow inside you!  Congrads and glad you joined us!


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I have to admit that the cramping does worry me. I just don't think I had that with any of the others. And it's not vague cramping, but uncomfortable cramping. I finally just took some Tylenol (not IBU) thinking that if this is normal, then there's no point in being uncomfortable and having extra excuses to worry! (Y'all, keep telling me this is normal...)


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OMW - I just listened to the voice mail again, and I heard wrong when OB called me earlier - my BETA results are 320 for 16DPO am.  That is good! That is what I thought I heard from lab lady, but was not sure.  Now i can listen to it over and over again "Hi Maryke, you are pregnant - your results were 320, congratulations - call me"


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zubeldia - thanks. It's rough but we're just trying to get by. I think it will be harder on me as it gets closer to February and his birth/death date, and when (if) I'm in the 3rd trimester or whatnot - just movement might be hard. I may have a really hard time "bonding" with the pregnancy, for sure. I think i might really hold back.

 

Corgi and Vermillion - I definitely feel that way - I keep thinking that I'm just gaining weight for no reason! Actually woke up one morning last week and thought I should POAS again because I did not believe it! This is, of course, after 2 ultrasounds...sheesh.

 

Anyway, here's hoping for some more people to join us soon!


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Ek, I POAS today after OB called.  It was a dud test and nothing appeared.  Spent a fortune on it and could not see a BFP!!!!  Frustrating, at least I did not go out and get another one - yet hide.gif


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ek, my friend had exactly that fear.. of not being able to bond. She is just in love with this little guy, though, and the bonding definitely took place as she got further into her pregnancy. Thinking of you.

 

It's completely nuts that so many people have got BFPs! That's 11 people now.... crazy.

 

Corgi! 2whistle.gif ! Wow, great numbers! We're almost beta twins. I am actually looking at the hCG charts and mine are in twin territory! I don't really think that (one sticky bean would be fab) but it's making me nut.gif at the prospect.


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Welcome Vermillion!  You are the same as I would have been with my baby girl!  Amazing to see how they grow inside you!  Congrads and glad you joined us!



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& Thanks for adding me to the list as well! When you get a chance, can you change it to baby #3? I have a 9yo DS too heartbeat.gif


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From the withered tree, a flower blooms~ He's here!!! So crazy in love with my  rainbow1284.gif  boy!!! 12/14/11 luxlove.gif fly-by-nursing1.gif

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Sila - Come back, we love your great advice, your time will be sooner than you think, then this long road will be nothing  but a distant memory.

 

Z - yes, I have been thinking of twins as well.  Not so sure how I feel about that, as there is so much more risks - but can't help thinking how cool that will be!!!!  

 

Ladies - how did your family respond to the news that you are pregnant again???


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ek, my friend had exactly that fear.. of not being able to bond.

 


I had the same fear. I actually had a really bad feeling about my last pregnancy. Even after getting into "the safe zone" of the second trimester, I never felt good about things, even though I had no "real" reason to feel that way... So I never let myself bond, because I never believed she'd really make it greensad.gif I had a lot of guilt because of that. That's my big regret... not enjoying every moment she was with me. So going into this pregnancy, I was determined to enjoy it all and love this baby like crazy from the start! Then at 16 weeks I found out there was low fluid around the baby, which can be really not a good thing so early on... My mind went right to worse case scenario and I was so scared something was going to end up being terribly wrong with him and here I was already so in love! Well, I've had scans every 2 weeks or so since then to keep an eye on the fluid and make sure he's growing (and he has been, beautifully! Larger than average, actually!), and I'm so thankful that everything has been fine! My last u/s even showed that the fluid was up to a much better level than it appeared to be before! love.gif

 

Anyway, the pregnancy drama & scares I've had this time around have just really driven it home for me that I need to enjoy every moment I have with him. No matter how good (or bad) things look, we just don't know what will happen, and really I just want him to feel how much he's loved and wanted no matter what's going on. It's really so important to me to be completely bonded with him, especially after how things went last time. Having regret is the worst.

 


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LOL, in my family only DH knows. After the way my family (not kids) has treated me you think I'm going to tell them? Ha! They can read it on the blog one day. We'll tell the kids when they start noticing that Mommy get's awfully sick every morning...and dizzy when standing up in church...

 

Sila! Don't run away!! jog.gif (<- that's you coming back)

 

Vermillion: I think the same thing. This may be my last baby and especially after what happened last time, I just want to soak in every moment. This baby may not stay around, but I want to enjoy the time I have!

 

So, Corgi and Zub: got twins on the brain now? (And where's the twins favicon??)

 

Corgi, are you putting "expecting baby # X" the number to include only LC or to include all pregnancies? If you're including all babies, even the angels, then I'm expecting #7.

 

Gosh darn it, I'm starting to get excited as this is sinking in!! Woo hoo!! joy.gif (<-happy dance)


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My parents and DH's parents know - also, my whole family knows because we're pretty close, luckily - and have always discussed medical things - ha! So, when we lost DS2, we really had looong conversations about how we were handling it, and what could have caused it - my aunt is a dr. (epidemiology) at Columbia so I sent her my medical records, everything pertaining to his death and she tracked down colleagues who are experts in the field (geneticists, perinatal cardiologists, pathologists, etc,) to research my case. That's why I'm so sure we will never know what happened - when there are so many experts baffled, there's nothing to do but try to deal with the reality.

 

Anyway, went off on a tangent - basically, my whole family knows but DH's does not at this point. 2 friends know, that is all. My only concern is that people (including my family) might think that I'm "over" his death, when I'm so totally not...I'll find out more this weekend, I'm visiting them and I'm sure they'll want to discuss.

 

However, my 3.5 year old is coming with me, and we haven't told him yet - for those of you with kiddos, when do you plan (if you haven't already) on telling them? We're waiting at least until the first trimester screening is done...maybe longer...


Living in a very large midwestern city with a wonderful guy, an AMAZING boy wonder, and 1 ancient cat. Missing our 2nd boy wonder, lost Feb 2011 during labor on his due date. Now possibly going back down the rabbit hole, with a BFP on 8/11/11, and a due date of April 10, 2012.

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