My first midwife appointment isn't until June 7, when I'll be 10.5 weeks. I DID get an informational session in, and that was good, to at least see the birthing center.
I'm going on 1 positive pregnancy test, sore boobs, and exhaustion (but very little nausea) to keep my hopes up that I'm still pregnant. Like you, all the losses on the board are making me worry, too. We haven't told anyone we're expecting, and I'm starting to think that was a good move. But, the waiting is killing me! It will all seem more real when we start telling people, and I start having regular appointments.
Jo - WOHM to E 12/26/10, Wife to SAHD DH.
And I am EXCITED!!!! Though at 10.5 weeks, I doubt we'll be able to hear the heartbeat. And I don't think we want an ultrasound. But it'll be good just to be in the system and feel all official at the birth center. I did go to a prenatal nutrition class last week, so that was nice.
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Rachel , wifey to best friend Karl ,
SAHM to Kaelan (11) Chandra (9) Liam (7) Lachlan (5) Killian (4),Riordan (1), Baby Boy EDD 11/14. All born at home!
Monday my PP doula with DS, who is now studying to be a MW and plans to attend my birth and catch the baby as part of the catches she needs () is taking me grocery shopping to help me get my diet in check. I have a really hard time eating a lot since I've been in weight loss mode for over a year and am very nervous about gaining weight b/c I'm scared of my BP rising and risking me out of my HB, so she's going to take me shopping for what I need and cook a meal with me. I'm so excited for that!!
I was under treatment for fertility for DS1, so my first 2 pregnancies (the first was a blighted ovum), I had appointments and ultrasounds very early. With #2 my first appointment was at 8 weeks and a day before I had a gush of bleeding so I had an early u/s at 8 weeks (that's now my lovely 3yo).
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I really can't wait! My mw said she'd stop by next week to try again to the heartbeat. We tried at 9 weeks and I'll be almost 12 weeks next week.
We won't have an official visit until I'm probably closer to 16 weeks because she's having to update her files and such and can't see me until everything is in order.
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My dad is an OB/GYN and is really excited about being able to see the baby on a 3D ultrasound he has in his office (that was the first thing he asked me when I told him, he is such a doctor). So, this weekend when I visit my parents I was planning on doing that, but then I read something about the possible hazards of ultrasounds so now I'm nervous about having one! I tell you, sometimes I think I'm too informed and it actually hurts me rather than helps me. Like for instance, reading about spotting (which I've had) and the possibilities of miscarriages- it is good information to know to be realistic as to what could happen, but do I really need to freak myself out constantly?
Anyway, I feel your pain and I totally understand. It's my first pregnancy and I am just feeling very anxious and a little paranoid over this whole first trimester. I really want some visual proof at this point that the baby is alive and well in there. Otherwise it is really hard to envision and truly believe what is actually happening to me, even though I know I am definitely pregnant.
I'm still waiting, too. I contacted my midwife, but told her that I didn't want an appointment until 10-12 weeks...I'm in the middle of my 8th week now. In fact, I'm 8w4d today and I was 8w4d when I miscarried my last little one, so this week has been a little touchy for me. Anyway, I'm scared that there won't be a heartbeat when I go. I WANT to hear it! I haven't had an ultrasound, and will probably only have one at 20 weeks. Especially between my own loss and the losses already experienced on this board, I'm nervous.
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