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#1 of 76 Old 12-30-2007, 05:57 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Well, I'm pretty sure this is the end... I've been bleeding for the past two days, and when I woke up this morning, there was more blood. I haven't had any pregnancy symptoms for days-- no morning sickness, no more sore breasts, my sense of smell is back to normal, etc. My breasts, which had been increasing in size almost daily, seem to have gone back to their normal size. My abdomen is no longer hard. Light cramping going on in my uterus.

Most importantly, my gut is telling me I'm no longer pregnant. I just "knew" when I was pregnant, before I even tested. And in the same way, I now "know" I'm not. I just feel kind of... empty. It's hard to explain. I'll know for sure after an ultrasound this upcoming week, but I'm not really hoping for good news any more.

I'll update this thread after I get the "official" news, but for now I'll be taking a break from the Aug 2008 DDC. I wish you mamas all the best, and I was glad I got to know you, however brief it may have been. Who knows, maybe I'll be back in another DDC soon...
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Thinking of you and hoping for the best!
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I'm so sorry Megan. Holding out hope for you.
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Megan, I'm hoping for the best for you. No matter what happens, know that there is a whole group of women here sending you support and positive wishes.


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I'm so sorry...we're here for you...
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Oh Megan, I'm so sorry. You're in my thoughts & prayers. My spotting came back today as well, and am really scared, too as that's how my loss in July started. Do what you need to do for yourself and know we're all thinking of you

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hugs to you! i hope you return with goodnews, but if not, i'm very sorry for your loss!
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Thinking of you sweet mama.

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I'm so sorry

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I'm so sorry mama.

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I'm so sorry Megan. I hope you find comfort during this difficult time. We're all thinking of you.
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So very sorry. I wish there was something more we could do.
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I'm so sorry you are going through this.
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I'm so sorry sweetie. Praying and hoping for the best for you.

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I'm so sorry. I'll be thinking og you.
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I am so sorry, Megan.

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I'm still totally in shock, since I had given up all hope of things turning out okay, but we went in for an ultrasound yesterday and... we could see the little heart beating! Our babe is still in there!!!!

I'm still bleeding pretty heavily (heavier than a period, and it's been going on for 5 days), and over the weekend I passed huge clots of blood and had incredibly painful cramps, so I'm still nervous. We're definitely not out of the woods yet... but as of yesterday, at least, I was still pregnant.

I don't dare to get my hopes up too high yet since DH and I have been through a lot the past few days and I don't think I could bear to have my hopes dashed again. So I'm taking it easy with the DDC, have put away all my pregnancy books for now, have stopped scouring the web for diapering sites, and am just going to (try to) focus on other stuff for a while.

Anyway, just wanted to say a big thanks to all of you ladies for keeping us in your thoughts... it means a lot to me. I'll keep updating this thread when I know more about what's going on.
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I'm still totally in shock, since I had given up all hope of things turning out okay, but we went in for an ultrasound yesterday and... we could see the little heart beating! Our babe is still in there!!!!
YAY!!!!! How exciting! I had a friend when I was pregnant with Keith who bled like you described and she now had a healthy 5yo. I hope it resolves and you can have an uneventful pregnancy!

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That's such great news! I'm doing a silent Happy Dance for you right now! Keeping you in my thoughts - must be sooo scary for you...
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That is great news!
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Wow - I am so relieved and happy for you! Keep us posted!

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wonderful news!
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*huge sigh of relief*
I'm SO glad to hear that! Now just STAY that way baby!
Keep us posted. We're hoping for you.
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so glad...

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