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#991 of 1252 Old 06-12-2014, 06:43 PM
 
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I still did not get my beta back. It's a bit ridiculous. I took the test Tuesday!

I have not been spotting for the past several days and I feel pregnant (but the progesterone could be fooling me.) I am off tomorrow (YAY!) so I know that will help with my stress level.

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Second beta results were 6167 for a doubling time of 40.83 hours.

So 2730 at 4w2d and 6167 at 4w4d.

I should be relieved, right?
This is excellent! I know you were kind of concerned that they maybe were TOO high. I think you should not worry and here is why: I'm pretty certain you O'd earlier than you thought OR you implanted much earlier than average. I think this must be true because you had a good solid line at 7dpo. Your line at 7dpo was like my 11dpo line I think? And *I* implanted a little on the early side myself, since I got a positive 9dpo afternoon. It's true one person's hpt shouldn't be compared to another's, but it seems clear that you must have implanted extremely early (or O'd quite early, or both). This is actually one reason why I am a huge fan of early and frequent pg testing!! These sorts of additional details can really help! OK, so given that, you probably had a doubling time of somewhere between 25-30 hours, and now you've increased to doubling time of 40 hours. That increase in doubling time is exactly what is expected when hcg starts getting high like yours. I think you are progressing perfectly wonderfully. So this means you are probably a little further along than LMP would indicate -- but I'd say to keep the later due date that LMP gives you! It's always nice to have that buffer.

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Hello ladies. Sorry I've been absent a few days. It's been crazy busy with the kids. Right now I am sitting at the hospital waiting to speak with the anesthesiologist for my son's pre-op. He is having his tonsils and adenoids taken out tomorrow. I am so nervous about it. To make matters worse.. Last night I had a bad dream that I miscarried again. I dreamt I started bleeding and just wouldn't stop. ������ it scared me pretty bad. I was glad to wake up. Please pray for my DS and his surgery tomorrow. Thanks.

Also, Jenjy, I'm still praying for you! Hoping you get good numbers back. And praying the rest of you ladies have a great and safe pregnancy.
Thank you so much, maof1! I sure appreciate it! I'm so sorry about that horrible dream! I know how scary and real those can feel. Aw, your poor DS! I'm sorry he has to have surgery. I can imagine how stressed that must be making you. How is he feeling about it?

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Jenjy, if it makes you feel any better, by the time I get some results from some bloodwork back, nearly a whole month will have passed from the time they first drew blood for it. (It was over Memorial Day weekend and they had to hunt me down the next day for a signature and then by the time they got back to the birth center, it was too late for FedEx to pick up the specimen, so by the time the lab got it, they couldn't use it, and I didn't find out about that until just a few days before my next scheduled appointment, bah.) Then I was a terrible stick that day for the redraw, lol. I really hope these results are worth it.

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Thank you so much, maof1! I sure appreciate it! I'm so sorry about that horrible dream! I know how scary and real those can feel. Aw, your poor DS! I'm sorry he has to have surgery. I can imagine how stressed that must be making you. How is he feeling about it?
I know he is excited about the shakes and ice cream he'll be getting. I do think though he's trying to be a tough guy and not admit he's nervous about it. He complained all day about a bad headache... I don't know whether it was his nerves or the changing weather. But he is asleep now. It's 1:07am here and I have to be up at 4:30am. We have to be at the hospital at 6am.

@jenjy , call your dr office first thing Monday morning and ask them if you can speak to a nurse to find out your numbers. I know when I had to call in to ask for something they just verified I was who I said I was and gave me the info I was looking for. Good luck Hun.
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@jenjy thank you so much for posting what you did. It makes me feel so much better. Initially I was relieved by my levels but that deteriorated quickly into over analyzing everything. I'm trying to relax now and let it all go. Whatever happens, happens. I'm excited to see your beta results. How are you feeling?

Dh leaves on Sunday for two weeks for work. I'm hoping time will fly while he's gone. 1. Because we will miss him 2. I'll be that much closer to my first ob appt/ultrasound.

@maof1 I hope ds has a speedy recovery. I had that surgery when I was 13. It wasn't so bad but there was one time I laughed really hard and it hurt for hours after. So no funny business.

@Harmony96 what an ordeal for a blood draw. I'm glad they we finally able to get what they needed.
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Sneaking onto the board for a quick post. OH @jenjy !!!! Please tell me we have a beta number! I woke up and was thinking of you and an opportunity to sneak to the computer!

AFM... I'm hating the rain because it means hubby is home from work, and my computer time is LIMITED! Ugh. (I can't even post from my phone anymore, again!) And I need to get a new laptop, or else this bed rest thing will drive me nuts. My next appointment is Monday at 3:30, and I'm anxious to see my baby since I've felt him/her rolling and kicking. And FX we actually can find out if it's David or Madison growing inside me.

I'll try to sneak back on later for personals. Until then, I hope you all are doing well!

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Finally got my 2nd beta. 2315 -- too slow (~55 hour doubling). But I've been considering how to rationalize it.

My family and I were in the middle of a board game when I got the call but I had to stop immediately and post... and I've got to get back to the game. I'll be back later to talk more...

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Finally got my 2nd beta. 2315 -- too slow (~55 hour doubling). But I've been considering how to rationalize it.

My family and I were in the middle of a board game when I got the call but I had to stop immediately and post... and I've got to get back to the game. I'll be back later to talk more...


Mine was 52 hour doubling. I am now 15w3d. Don't give up hope!
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Mine was 52 hour doubling. I am now 15w3d. Don't give up hope!
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@maof1 , how did your DS's surgery go?

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Jenjy, if it makes you feel any better, by the time I get some results from some bloodwork back, nearly a whole month will have passed from the time they first drew blood for it. (It was over Memorial Day weekend and they had to hunt me down the next day for a signature and then by the time they got back to the birth center, it was too late for FedEx to pick up the specimen, so by the time the lab got it, they couldn't use it, and I didn't find out about that until just a few days before my next scheduled appointment, bah.) Then I was a terrible stick that day for the redraw, lol. I really hope these results are worth it.
Nooo, that doesn't make me feel better, that makes me sad, LOL. Seriously though, that is really frustrating. It is SO HARD to wait for bloodwork results. And I totally feel for you about the restick fiasco.

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Sneaking onto the board for a quick post. OH @jenjy !!!! Please tell me we have a beta number! I woke up and was thinking of you and an opportunity to sneak to the computer!

AFM... I'm hating the rain because it means hubby is home from work, and my computer time is LIMITED! Ugh. (I can't even post from my phone anymore, again!) And I need to get a new laptop, or else this bed rest thing will drive me nuts. My next appointment is Monday at 3:30, and I'm anxious to see my baby since I've felt him/her rolling and kicking. And FX we actually can find out if it's David or Madison growing inside me.

I'll try to sneak back on later for personals. Until then, I hope you all are doing well!
Thank you for thinking of me!! Right now I'm trying to wrap my brain around maybe this number is ok. I love your names! Ooh, Monday's not too far! Can't wait to find out the results! (Are you going to let people know or will you be keeping the info to yourselves?)

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Mine was 52 hour doubling. I am now 15w3d. Don't give up hope!
Thank you! I appreciate this. I was initially disappointed to not get a better doubling time since this meant my doubling drastically dropped - bad sign for me. But it's actually a really good number for 19dpo. And yay for 15w+! I'm so glad things are progressing -- what is the latest news with you? How are you feeling?
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Here were some thoughts I posted on the TTC thread (sorry for the repeat for those of you reading both threads)

I can't shake the feeling it was twins. But because I ALWAYS try to rationalize the m/c signs and I'm ALWAYS wrong, it's almost like I don't know if I'm being reasonable or just my usual overly-hopeful self.

What might back it up though is that I had a really quick rise to hcg=512 which could be because of twins. I think I have a little bit higher chance of twins anyway because my great-grandmother had fraternal twins (although that might be too far back in time to mean anything for me.) Of course my age increases the chances of fraternal twins. I had spotting (always indicative of a loss for me, and I even had red gushes a couple times) and fluctuating FRERs (strange for me). If one was lost shortly after that 14dpo 512 result, and one baby is remaining now, that 19dpo number indicates the little bean is doing fantastic. I haven't spotted in 5+ days. (Which, while definitely encouraging, is not a sure sign all is well because I've had spotting go away and then just come back later.)

If I DID lose a twin, I don't even know how to process that! But what I've decided to do is just focus on the fact that things are OK right now. I don't think I can get any more betas - they are way too stressful. So unless I start spotting again or something else makes me think things aren't going well, I am going to hold off on additional betas for my sanity.

Thanks for listening. It is helpful to type all this out.

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Hugs, jenjy. The waiting and unknown are so stressful.

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DS's surgery went surprisingly quick! They took him back about 8:00am and the anesthesiologist was back in the room around 8:30! I was shocked at how quick it was! Then we had to wait on him to wake up so we could make sure he could swallow and go potty on his own. We left the hospital around 10:30am. He is not complaining too much of pain but that's because his pain tolerance is through the roof! He is refusing to talk because how much it hurts though. He also is having a hard time swallowing but that is slowly getting better. I won't be on much for the next week because I'll be taking extra care of him.
I am glad all of you are doing well. I will be reading up on all of you just to stay up to date.
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@jenjy I know of several people who have lost a twin and experienced what you did last week, and it's safe to say they now have a happy boy or girl out of the experience. One of those people is my sister-in-law. She saw the spotting, gave up and thought they lost the baby, and boom! 3 months went by of no AF, she went to the doctor, they told her she still had one healthy baby growing and there was a second sac that didn't make it. And she experienced very little early pregnancy symptoms with baby Berlin. (That's where she was stationed when she found out the baby was indeed in there). Point of the story, DO NOT give up hope. And 50ish hours is still great for betas. Maybe the progesterone needs a little kick. Other than that, I think you are growing a happy and healthy bean in there.

As far as us finding out the sex and telling people, yes we will be. I'm still debating a gender reveal party, but at this moment, probably not. So we will tell who is important to us in person, and then make a Facebook announcement for the rest.

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Badwolf: You have some adorable, solid names picked out for your babe! Did you find out the gender yet?

Jenjy: Pregnancy still going well? Do you know if you are having twins yet or not.

Everyone else, I will try to keep up better with you all this summer. Have I missed anything major?

AFM: Oh my you all. It's been a crazy few weeks. I am so behind on what is going on with you all. We endured a tragedy at our high school. A school shooting a few days before summer break. Such unbelievable sadness in our community right now. I've seen the news about school shootings but I didn't get it until it was in my school. Been bombarded by opinions on gun control and prevention and honestly am sick of hearing it all. No one really understands until they are a part of it. My last day of school was yesterday so now its officially summer and time to relax and grieve.

I am also moving in 15 days so I really need to start packing and cleaning. We had an ultrasound but turned our head when the tech ventured to the gender area. I feel like it is a girl but I don't know for sure of course! We have names picked out for both gender but keeping them secret! I can't wait to get in my new house and get ready for baby! We decided to paint two kids rooms. I am most excited about getting out all my cloth diapers and setting them up. Isn't that silly?! Oh, I'm 23 weeks today! Time is flying by! Lots of big strong kicks! They feel so good. And I am physically feeling good too!

Hope all of you are well. I promise to follow along better now that I have time!

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@edubluv we *hopefully* find out Monday. If not, they're making me wait for the full anatomy scan. I have no patience for that, lol. I'll be 16w2d on Monday, and I've known people who have had ultrasounds at week 13 or 14 and found out then and there. For a baby measuring 2.5 weeks ahead of "growth schedule," there is no reason little muffin can't say "Hey baby boy/girl growing in here!"

The school shootings are tough to deal with, and I have a huge it's not the guns but the learned behaviors stance on it. So I try to keep that away from anywhere I don't want to start a debate. My state had Sandy Hook, and recently the girl who was stabbed because she didn't want to go to prom with someone. They all hit close to home, and I empathize for all those who have had to experience it. Hopefully it doesn't affect you too terribly.

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Thanks, @badwolf092087 and @Harmony96 for the encouragement!

@BadWolf 09208, I hope you can find out tomorrow! So excited for you!!

@maof1 , I'm glad your DS's surgery went quickly!

@edubluv , that is so incredibly scary. I'm sorry. That has to be such a difficult thing to go through.

No, I don't think it is silly at all that you are excited about the CDs. A year or two ago, I was so excited to go through all the cloth diapers and get them all sorted out. I have a place in the closet right now filled with little waiting cloth diapers sorted by size and type. I think CD'ing is really addictive or something.

AFM I am about 5 and a half weeks and still getting 2-3 on the Clearblue easy with weeks indicator. That is pretty disappointing. I guess I will see about getting a U/S maybe in a week or so, when I'm far enough along to make sure that what they see won't be ambiguous.

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Hi ladies.. I am cautiously popping in here. hopefully I get to stay for the long run this time. So far I am feeling pretty good in between waves of anxiety..

I thought I would post my FRER progression here as I don't want to annoy those who are ttc.



I think that is an excellent progression for two days. I also took another wondfo today and found out that they pretty much suck because the line was slightly lighter than this morning. I will probably try to hold out for another two days before I do another FRER and then hopefully my doctor will send me in for a beta on Wednesday at 14 DPO.

Oh, and for those who are experienced, any guesses at beta levels at this point? I'm trying not to be too hopeful but I would be happy if my 14 DPO is just over 100. I never got past 50 last time and my lines never looked like this.
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@alivewithyou , that's a heck of a progression! Your 11DPO one looks like my 13DPO one and my 14dpo beta was over 500! Oh yeah, and I absolutely agree that Wondfos totally suck for progression.

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@alivewithyou , that's a heck of a progression! Your 11DPO one looks like my 13DPO one and my 14dpo beta was over 500! Oh yeah, and I absolutely agree that Wondfos totally suck for progression.
Holy crap.. over 500? That would be insane. I definitely wouldn't complain but that seems super high.

I'm sorry your digital isn't giving you the results you want. I have everything crossed for you.. I really want to be in the same due date club dang it and both have take home babies this time.

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@jenjy digitals typically never say more after 2-3 weeks. In fact if it says that, you're actually 4-5 weeks. So no more worries!
@alivewithyou I'm so happy for you sweetie! I've been stalking the TTC board and rooting for you. Welcome!

AFM I took a nasty fall while we were walking the dogs this afternoon before DH had to leave for work. We have rabbit holes and I didn't see it. My ankle is now very swollen and looks like I attached a golf ball to it. And it's numb/cold and I can't wiggle my toes! So DH is trying to make me go to the ER when he gets home from work. I have literally been stuck on the couch since he left and had to crawl to the bathroom because I can't hop. I sound pathetic. >.> Hopefully it's just an awful sprain. I'll keep you ladies posted.

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Thanks, @badwolf092087 and @Harmony96 for the encouragement!

@BadWolf 09208, I hope you can find out tomorrow! So excited for you!!

@maof1 , I'm glad your DS's surgery went quickly!

@edubluv , that is so incredibly scary. I'm sorry. That has to be such a difficult thing to go through.

No, I don't think it is silly at all that you are excited about the CDs. A year or two ago, I was so excited to go through all the cloth diapers and get them all sorted out. I have a place in the closet right now filled with little waiting cloth diapers sorted by size and type. I think CD'ing is really addictive or something.

AFM I am about 5 and a half weeks and still getting 2-3 on the Clearblue easy with weeks indicator. That is pretty disappointing. I guess I will see about getting a U/S maybe in a week or so, when I'm far enough along to make sure that what they see won't be ambiguous.
CDing is soooo addicting. Like bad!!!

Sending positive thoughts your way. Sorry about this time being difficult on you.
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Hi ladies.. I am cautiously popping in here. hopefully I get to stay for the long run this time. So far I am feeling pretty good in between waves of anxiety..

I thought I would post my FRER progression here as I don't want to annoy those who are ttc.



I think that is an excellent progression for two days. I also took another wondfo today and found out that they pretty much suck because the line was slightly lighter than this morning. I will probably try to hold out for another two days before I do another FRER and then hopefully my doctor will send me in for a beta on Wednesday at 14 DPO.

Oh, and for those who are experienced, any guesses at beta levels at this point? I'm trying not to be too hopeful but I would be happy if my 14 DPO is just over 100. I never got past 50 last time and my lines never looked like this.
Yay! So exciting! I know nothing about betas but hoping they are right on track for you!! Glad your here.
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@alivewithyou I'm so happy for you sweetie! I've been stalking the TTC board and rooting for you. Welcome!

AFM I took a nasty fall while we were walking the dogs this afternoon before DH had to leave for work. We have rabbit holes and I didn't see it. My ankle is now very swollen and looks like I attached a golf ball to it. And it's numb/cold and I can't wiggle my toes! So DH is trying to make me go to the ER when he gets home from work. I have literally been stuck on the couch since he left and had to crawl to the bathroom because I can't hop. I sound pathetic. >.> Hopefully it's just an awful sprain. I'll keep you ladies posted.
Oh my, OUCH!!! I hope it's just a sprain and nothing is broken. Sorry!
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Sarah, how is your ankle?

Jordan, YAY beautiful lines!

AFM, DH and I went and picked up a second sugar glider on Thursday afternoon. We had them in separate cages for a couple of days, and they seemed like they were getting along, so we tried to introduce them in person last night. Yeah, it was too soon, lol. They're still strangers to each other and they kept crabbing at each other and bouncing around like ping pong balls trying to get away from each other. They acted like they were going to fight so DH and I ended up putting them back in their cages. But while they were sleeping today, I switched cages on them, so hopefully they can start getting used to each other's scent and we can try to introduce them again another time.

Baby news, I'm feeling kicks multiple times a day now (although by "multiple" I mean "maybe two" lol) and they're getting stronger. Sometimes when the boys are napping, I'll have my daughter lay down with me, and she sometimes asks to feel my bump.

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Aren't those kicks great?! I'm really enjoying each and every one! How many weeks are you?
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AFM I took a nasty fall while we were walking the dogs this afternoon before DH had to leave for work. We have rabbit holes and I didn't see it. My ankle is now very swollen and looks like I attached a golf ball to it. And it's numb/cold and I can't wiggle my toes! So DH is trying to make me go to the ER when he gets home from work. I have literally been stuck on the couch since he left and had to crawl to the bathroom because I can't hop. I sound pathetic. >.> Hopefully it's just an awful sprain. I'll keep you ladies posted.
I hope it's a sprain. I broke my ankle while I was pregnant with DS. (I stepped in a dip/hole in the grass and actually twisted both ankles--one was sprained and one broken.) I was able to get up and walk across the street at first, but then after sitting with ice on it for an hour I discovered I was no longer able to put my weight on it. The sprain healed quickly but it was a long time before I was able to walk again.

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It's been treated as a high ankle sprain because the ER doctor couldn't see anything major. He said that doesn't rule out any other minor fractures because he's only trained to look for the obvious. Thankfully he was honest. So I have an air cast and crutches, and a black and blue leg. Even if it's just a high ankle sprain, that's 2-3 weeks of being forced to do zip. I do little enough as is, and apparently this was a sign from above to stop doing the little I do around the house. Hubby's words, not mine.

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So I am finding it extremely difficult to not have anxiety right now. Pretty much every study I have researched is giving me the best chances not to miscarry. My lines darkened and quick, my boobs hurt, I'm exhausted, my stomach hurts, and I have light cramping and have had absolutely no spotting. I wish that all that was good enough to calm me down. My temp doesn't seem to be staying too high but I am not sleeping well at night so who knows how erratic that is. My cervix doesn't feel as firm but I also read that it's pretty difficult to reliably check that at home. Any words of advice on surviving this anxiety? I am going to try to get bloodwork pulled tonight or worst case tomorrow morning. I figure I want to get my fear of low progesterone out of the way since my beta looks like it will be good.

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So I am finding it extremely difficult to not have anxiety right now. Pretty much every study I have researched is giving me the best chances not to miscarry. My lines darkened and quick, my boobs hurt, I'm exhausted, my stomach hurts, and I have light cramping and have had absolutely no spotting. I wish that all that was good enough to calm me down. My temp doesn't seem to be staying too high but I am not sleeping well at night so who knows how erratic that is. My cervix doesn't feel as firm but I also read that it's pretty difficult to reliably check that at home. Any words of advice on surviving this anxiety? I am going to try to get bloodwork pulled tonight or worst case tomorrow morning. I figure I want to get my fear of low progesterone out of the way since my beta looks like it will be good.
All I know is each passing week made it better for me. Once I felt comfortable not checking temps and peeing on stick anymore I also felt better. I felt comforted by using progesterone for a few weeks too. Maybe something to ask dr about? I'm sorry. Not very helpful. Maybe bust out a hobby and focus on it! I have been doing a lot of knitting when not dealing with MS and game of thrones watching while sick and now I'm doing both all the time! Find something fun, distracting and productive to do maybe? Hugs mama! Sending positive thoughts your way!
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Hi there...

@ alivewithyou. ..i know I haven't graduated yet but I'm still stalking to make sure that all is going well. Just wanted to offer my support, I know relaxing is hard to do but maybe try to think of it as caring for your bean. It may sound 9dd, but when I was prego with my ds I would talk to him, early on, like 4/5 weeks, I don't remember exactly what I said but was facing stress in other areas of my like and I would talk to my little growing being and rub my belly and tell my belly all would be ok and how much I loved him and couldn't wait to meet him, all the fun things we would do together and sometimes just sit or lie down with my hand on my belly, almost protectively, take deep breaths and reassure him that everything would be ok. Wonderful!.so much to look forward to. I know it was comforting for me to feel like I was comforting and protecting him by relieving stress and just letting go, because it was best for the bean. It may sound cheesy but I was very afraid that all the stress I was facing would have a negative impact on my growing bean and I was determined jot to let that happen. That this precious life was a gift that I'd been given to care for and I did just that from the very beginning and right now taking care of yourself and letting go of stress is the best thing you can do for your babe right now. I know it seems so abstract....but it really helped me and maybe it can bring you some peace as well. I second the idea of starting some sort of craft, maybe baby related, to have something tangible to hold and complete for your new bean.
I've taken a peak at some cool ideas for projects I'd like to do once I graduate, I'm not the craftiest AT ALL, there are some super cool ideas on this one site i belong to Calles pintrest (hope mentioning another site on here won't get me in trouble) just Google pintrest and you'll be led directly there. And I bet you'll love it. There is some sort of idea on there for anything you could possibly imagine. So, I'm sorry for the wordy post. I can just feel your anxiety and wish I could make that loss vanish so that you can truly enjoy the new life your growing. Even though I was going through one of the most difficult times in my life, I loved every bit of being pregnant and I want that for you. You deserve to enjoy growing your bean. Your body is strong...you can grow this bean and love every minute . ((HUGS))) EVERYTIHING IS GOING TO BE OK!!!
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