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#1 of 10 Old 08-24-2006, 01:41 AM - Thread Starter
 
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I saw the midwife today. Because I haven't gotten my period back yet since Loralei was born, we're kind of at a loss regarding dates. I'm definitely showing some and I'm already feeling flutters on a daily basis. I go in on Friday for an ultrasound.

I'm in Orlando right now but am moving to Columbia where I hope to have a waterbirth at home.

Just updating you guys since you've been so sweet and helpful in the last few days. You answered my questions and I feel so much better now.
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HUGS Jan! I am happy for you! This is a great thing.
Excited to hear of your birth and pg!
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Congrats! With my 2nd, I started feeling flutters at 11 weeks, as soon as my uterus moved up. And I felt them everyday for that first few weeks. So you're probably out of the first trimester or close to it. Hey, you skipped the worst part!

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I got a positive home pregnancy test last week but the midwife just called and said I am NOT pregnant based on the blood test she gave me yesterday. So all this talk has been for nothing. I don't understand since my clothes aren't fitting and my breasts are sensitive. She said I must have just gained weight and been feeling gas.

What's also weird is I've been burping like I do when I'm PG and feeling like I do when I'm pg. I know with PCOS the HCG levels can be really low but they should have been picked up via bloodtest.

It's not a "wished for" pregnancy so I know all these symptoms aren't in my head. Maybe it's just my period getting ready to come back and I'm extremely bloated. But then why the positive pregnancy test.

If it had been an early miscarriage, I would be bleeding right now. I waited a full week after 4 light positives to say anything to be sure...I guess the blood test doesn't lie but I'm still shocked.
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I had 7 HPTs say negative and 1 blood test say negative. Yet, I *knew* that I was pregnant.
2 weeks later I finally got a blood test to show up and I was 9.5 weeks along.

Just goes to show ya!

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Get the blood test repeated. Maybe someone made a mistake.
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I think I'm going to wait a week and take another HPT (different brand) and then see...thanks you guys for all the help.
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I'd say you're pregnant if you had postive hpts. Even if they're faint, that's still hcg going around in your urine (as long as you're reading the test before 10 minutes). Blood test *should* have picked it up, but they can make mistakes. Definitely get the blood test redone.

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Back from the ultrasound...I can finally get off the emotional roller coaster.
I am *not* pregnant. Why I got 4 positive pregnancy tests I do not understand.
All I can think is that maybe I did ovulate and maybe a pregnancy did begin and
end suddenly--you know, what they call a chemical pregnancy.

As for the symptoms, most of them can be explained by my cycle trying to come
back. Maybe even the weight gain of 5 lbs. And maybe pants not fitting.
Definitely could explain the sensitive breasts, moodiness, etc. But chicken
cravings? I don't know...Maybe that was related to Loralei still nursing at
night and me needing more protein. The flutters I was feeling came after I got
the positive pregnancy tests so I'm thinking my mind was playing tricks on me.
Weird how your mind can do that.

A word of caution, I used ACCU-CLEAR tests with both David and Loralei and got
faint lines both times. Obviously both times I was really pregnant. Used the
same kind this time around and it cost me almost $400 in bills seeing the
midwife and getting the ultrasound. I'd stay away from this brand that's sold
at Target and Walgreens. Unless of course I really had some HCG in my system
due to the early stages of pregnant..then the tests weren't faulty.

I purposely kept the news to myself for more than a week and only announced it
after the last set of + tests. I wanted to be sure. Who knew I would go
through all this to find out for sure. Never thought I'd be looking forward to
my period coming back but now I'm ready for it because then I'll have a better
idea of what's going on with my body. It probably is coming since I've been
having these pregnancy-like symptoms.

The good thing that came out of this is that we are not opposed to having more
bio children, but we're glad Loralei can keep being the baby of the family for
now. We definitely want to adopt an older child next as originally planned and
then maybe we can have another bio child later on. I'm exciting about what I
was working on before all this started--homeschooling my little ones, trying to
lose 40 pounds, getting moved and settled in a new city, writing for Bella
Online, and maybe even getting to go away with DH without the kids for a
weekend after Loralei has weaned.

So that's the update. Thanks to everyone for your support and the caring
responses and sorry for taking you on the roller coaster with me!

Jan
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oh mama! hugs! I can't believe that! Well good- everything happens for a reason!
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