Morning all. I am feeling better this morning. Thanks so much for all the reassurance. I'm not sure why I went off the deep end yesterday. I am just really delicate right now, which I'm hoping is in part hormonal (cried at an Onstar commercial on the radio yesterday
I know that I have very little control when it comes to any of this. It's kind of like the "Surrender" thread on TTC. That thread has actually been really helpful to me since pregnant. Obviously the midwife yesterday didn't really know what she was talking about. Is this pg ok? Hell if I know. My symptoms are super mild, which has made me nervous, but I think they were at this point in my first pg as well.
I am not using this MW practice for the birth. I had my daughter there (only freestanding birth center in town), and was happy with my care, but there have been changes in ownership and personnel since then. I want to support them because I know they are struggling and I respect the need for as many birth options as possible, but I was already leaning towards a homebirth, and the care I have received lately has definitely convinced me.
'K enough about me...
Welcome Deirdre! I will add you. Should I just put 1st week Feb as your due date?
Stell and Suz: Shannon said it far more eloquently than I can. I think we (many of us on this thread) are an anomaly here at MDC. I never had a beta with either of my previous pregnancies. I had a m/c in Feb and had a day of spotting early on in this pg, so that's why all the intervention. If you have no reason to have this stuff (betas, early u/s) done, my advice would be DON'T! As you can see from my previous post, it can cause lots of stress without a change in outcome.
Denise: No temp this morning
. I am planning to ask dh to hide the thermometer just as I had him hide the HPTs. Do you think there could be a correlation between HPT/temp addiction? How was the meeting yesterday? Did you sneak out for potty breaks?
Lesley: I don't know you IRL, but you have the most calming, reassuring voice online. Thankyou!
Anymore sinus washes? Did you actually go out and buy a neti pot? It is gross, but really works. I recommend it to patients all the time, but they usually look at me like I'm crazy and get mad because I won't give them antibiotics
Hev: In my self-centered rant, I never even took the time to tell you that your beta sounds awesome! So glad you're here!
Jen: Thanks for the reassurance. Want to move to NC and catch my babe?
FreeThinker: Good to see you.
for the spotting, but it sure sounds benign.
Shannon: Dum dum da dum, all dressed in white...You're getting married tomorrow!!!!!!!
. You silly gimpy bride! Be careful for pete's sake!! Are you and Steve sleeping in separate quarters tonight? I certainly hope so!! Oh, and my DH wants to know exactly what you mean by "ice fields." Are they glacial? He is a geography freak and couldn't believe he had never heard of this.
Talk to you soon!