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Any of ya'll add anything to your diet at the beginning? I have been making sure I get my traditional oils and now adding prune juice ( I don't need to say more about that one) 3 months before I got pregnant I started adding spirulina powder to my smoothies.
I've added more protein as I've read that it helps avoid pre-e. I had that with my twins and had to be induced early because of it. I'd like to avoid that this go around. I'm adding more fruits and veggies too. I don't eat nearly enough normally. I've actually had the opposite problem and need NO prune juice I wish there was something to help with the extreme fatigue that hits every day around 11:30am. Anybody know of something?

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Autumn - speaking of issues with bd, I can count on the fingers of one hand the number of times DH and I have bd'ed since I got pregnant in August 2013. I can't say I've been missing it either. All those years of TTC really ruined our sex life.
Same here. It's hard to get the sex = TTC out of our minds when we've tried for so long. It;s been weeks for us too, but mstly out of fear since we're so early. Plus, progesterone suppositories aren't exactly sexy.
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Whine zone ahead. (I miss the spoiler alert window.)


I'm not complaining, but I have to say I can't believe it isn't somehow a bad sign to feel this crappy. It's like I'm hungover with the Tibetan-bird-swine-Peruvian Bat flu, except I don't have the flu and, much to my sadness, I didn't go out drinking last night. How can feeling like this much $h!t possibly be good for the baby (-ies)? This isn't good for anyone.

I'll find out tomorrow at my next appointment. 9w3d. I've never been this sick in my life. I'm sick of being sick. Everything I read says it peaks at 9 weeks. I hope that's true.


When I was pregnant with my twins, I thought i was going to die. The dry heaves when nothing was left were the worst. If you're not opposed to pills, zofran was a lifesaver. I lost something around 21 pounds my first trimester due to being so sick. Ginger and crackers did nothing and my stomach laughed at my attempts to appease it.

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@Milk8shake Anyways, so I think it's probably from the t/v u/s wand irritating the cervix yesterday. That makes sense, right?
Probably was. I bleed after every u/s the next day and I know how nerve wracking that is. Brown is a good sign, though. I'm glad you had such a great u/s

AFM - I bleed a little red a few days ago, but it only lasted a short while. Approaching 6 weeks on tuesday.
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@kewpie80 - So, when exactly is your first ultrasound? I'm so tired of it all already. I just want to go to sleep and wake up when there's an answer. I miss the ignorance is bliss of my first 2 pregnancies.
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@kewpie80 - So, when exactly is your first ultrasound? I'm so tired of it all already. I just want to go to sleep and wake up when there's an answer. I miss the ignorance is bliss of my first 2 pregnancies.
July 1st

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@Xerxella
Hugs, I'm sure the spot was from your appointment.
@Milk8shake I'm curious as to what you decided as well
@Autumnlaughing yes, I have been eating tons of fresh fruit. Good thing everything is coming into season!!!
@Sourire how you doing mama? I'm not taking b6 but right now I seem to be okay. I think it was not eating my normal way when visiting the in laws.
@Laggie hi
@monkeyscience what's up?
@Lilac my insurance did the same thing when I had a amniocentesis for my twins. One was paid for in a couple of months but the other would not be paid for for about 6 months after the birth. It was kinda stressful.
@Kewpie what is going on? When is your ultrasound? @hope4light how is motherhood? Will you be adding any additional members ? IVF right?
Afm
Just anxiously waiting for Wednesdays appointment and deal
Ing with morning sickness kicking in. For the las 3 days I have just felt crappy.i drink about a gallon of water and it has been hard for me to even drink a liter
And I dug out my 'seaband" and will not take it off. I cried yesterday, it's like you go through so much to get here and still have to have morning sickness.
That is it for now.
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@Kewpie - *hugs* you sound ok, but that sounds stressful to me! And yeah, things were pretty much a no-go when I was on the progesterone. Nurse said it was fine, but it was just too gross for me!

@Xerxella - I agree, probably related to the u/s.

A friend IRL yesterday said that she nearly named her daughter ZOwie FRANcis, but decided that she'd really rather not memorialize that! But, Tracyamber, I think that's why I was shocked that the 1st trimester floored me.. it really seemed like I'd done so much work to get there! Of course, I also feel a little guilty that the pregnancy has otherwise gone pretty smoothly. Oh well...

I hit 19 wks yesterday. I finally started a Google sheet with all the stuff I'll need before kiddlet shows up. Probably should have used the computer for that - it was a pain on my phone!
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I did not see any of the last 3 posts until now. No need to answer post.got it , July 1st, that is the day before my birthday!
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I did not see any of the last 3 posts until now. No need to answer post.got it , July 1st, that is the day before my birthday!
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@Autumnlaughing - Yay for feeling movement when you need it. Planning sounds fun

@Xerxella - Ugh. Spot (not plural) - still awful. Sucks having to have TV US @ 9wks too! I like your idea of sleeping until it's time to, I don't know... give birth?

@tracyamber Sorry to hear you're feeling lousy. Do the sea bands work for you? They did jack all for me!

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AFM: I went to dinner, I did not drink and I did not tell. I also kept my shit together! I'm in about the same state as Tracy. I feel like crap most of the time. My plan is still to have a scan on Thursday, but I haven't seen my doctor for a referral or even made an appointment. I'm procrastinating. Badly.

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Milk8shake - I am such a planner! Ok, more accurately, planning is key to managing my anxiety. I don't care if the plan changes, I just care that there *is* one.

Great job on dinner! It's even harder when you feel like crap.

So, after feeling like I can't do anything that lifts DH's depression even a little all weekend, I called to get the address for my u/s this afternoon, and it's on Wednesday! Classic, huh? No big deal for me, but DH had to take most of the day off for it.

He might be taking Wednesday off anyway, so it might work. He hasn't responded to text or fb message - he's probably not up yet.

My boss said "ok, so you won't be in Wednesday afternoon, then?" - which is only funny because I have the entire rest of the week off. I guess im not the only one that needs a vacation....
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Wow!! Wednesday's going to be a busy day around here! Good luck guys!

Milk - Good luck on Thursday! Just make the appointment so you'll know. The biggest pain is the not knowing, IMO.


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Called to make an appt, and they could fit me in today - so I just went with it. About 2 hours time.

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And the jinx I was waiting for just kicked in. Spotting.

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And the jinx I was waiting for just kicked in. Spotting.
Well your appointment was today? What did they say about the spotting and how did the appointment fair?
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I am part of my due date club but honestly, it does not feel the same as being with you all. It's like you know me and there are over 100 women in the due date club and I'm having a hard time keeping up*sigh* I hate to whine to you guys so often........ Just not feeling well. Maybe I ll just stop posting .
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Milk - oh no I hope the spotting isn't bad news. Thinking of you.

Tracy - I joined a DDC as well but never participated much, there were just too many people and I didn't feel like I had much in common with them.

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Milk, I so hope you get good news today! Waiting hopefully and with open arms. Sending love!

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Still need to make time to reply to all that's gone on, but I need to go to bed and see if my physical-therapy-turned-chiropractor appointment today did anything for my hip and neck pain. But I am hoping so hard for good news for you, Milk. I will definitely be checking my phone when I get up in the middle of the night!

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Milk8shake - I'm hoping for good news for you too!

Tracyamber - I agree with Sourire, I'm really glad to have this space. There are just things that are a little different about how pregnancy goes for us. Not that the DDC isn't really awesome for somethings. But I like having an active group over here.
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The usual story. Small for dates and a slow heartbeat, with a SCH to boot. Follow up appt in a week, with a D&C to follow not long after, presuma ly. Wasn't expecting much different.
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@Milk8shake - Ugh. I'm so sorry. I was really hoping they had figured it out. I hope you can find a surrogate. I think that's your best chance. So much love your way.
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. Milk, I'm so sorry this journey had to push you down again. Be gentle with yourself as you heal. Huge hugs!

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. Milk, I'm so sorry this journey had to push you down again. Be gentle with yourself as you heal. Huge hugs!
I'm sorry this isn't looking like your sticky baby. It just sucks, a lot. I wish you weren't so darn far away, so we could give you some real hugs, and take you out to dinner or something.

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I'm so sorry. I really am.
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@Milk8shake - I'm deeply sorry

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Milk - oh no... That just sucks. I'm so sorry.

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Its great to see some familiar "faces" around these parts. My DDC isn't active and I've missed you ladies.

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Milk - I'm so so so sorry. I too wish we could share in some real hugs, virtual hugs just aren't the same. I hope hope hope your time is soon, you deserve it so much. Love from the internet


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