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#1 of 25 Old 11-18-2010, 08:07 AM - Thread Starter
 
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So I just "popped" this week and I can really feel where the top of my uterus is lol.gif.  It makes me happy!  It is between my pelvic bone and my belly button (almost halfway)  which I think I is a little higher than it should be.  At this point I am happy to be ahead than behind joy.gif


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Mine is in the same place it's starting to feel really real now :P congrats mama!

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Mine is about the same as well. I'm 10w6d.


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oh yeah I'm 10w3d ish

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I am 11 wks 5 days and mine is definitely a few inches above my bone.  Glad to see I am not the only one checking it *LOL*


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I checked mine because I haven't had an opportunity to go in for an appt. yet.

I have the doppler and my knowledge of my own body and previous pregnancies for reassurance right now after two losses. hopefully insurance will kick in soon.

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My doppler is coming today. I can't wait to use it.


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I can feel my fundus.  Which is good.  All my ms signs have gone away.  So the 'is it real' thoughts are coming in.  I don't know why.  Maybe it's reading all the missed miscarriage threads and being sad for the other mamas.  I haven't heard the hb and probably won't for a while.  I may at my next appt ask for the doppler just to reassure me.  But generally we don't use it.  IDK.  I can feel the fundus  right in the middle of my belly button and my pubic bone.  


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I love the fact that I have the doppler to put my mind at ease If I hadn't had the history I do I probably wouldn't even use it I remember being pregnant with my first and being so happy go lucky not worrying all the time, now it's a totally different story so yeah I'm obsessive about checking pregnancy signs n' such

 

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I am so excited that I will be meeting with the midwife tomorrow morning joy.gif I really hope that I hear the heartbeat...  After two late first tri losses this year it would be quite excellent to hear the heartbeat.  I am officially more pregnant than I have been this year today!  (I lost my 1st pregnancy at 11w5d and 2nd 10w2d)  So to hear the heartbeat tomorrow would take a lot of fear away! 

 

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So what does it feel like?

I think I feel something but I'm not sure what I'm supposed to feel...is it like a ridge sorta?

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yep my midwife told me when I was pregnant with my last that it was like a little ridge or shelf right now. It's way easier to identify the further along you get of course.

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So what does it feel like?

I think I feel something but I'm not sure what I'm supposed to feel...is it like a ridge sorta?


I can only identify it after I O redface.gif


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I have never had a problem feeling it in my other pregnancies, but this time my IBS is so bad that I can't find it amidst all the swelling and bloated intestines. :(


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So what does it feel like?

I think I feel something but I'm not sure what I'm supposed to feel...is it like a ridge sorta?


I think it feels like a firm pomegranate that is actually sort of tender if pushed on.  Not painful but not something I would enjoy.  For me with #4 it seems to be about midway between pubic bone and belly button.  


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Yes! I see the midwife for the first time on Wednesday and am so excited!!!

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Mine is usually higher by now, surprised it is still so low. Maybe it is my better, improved abs. I don't know.


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The midwife stated that I was exactly where I should be right now!  So that is a relief.  We weren't ablt to hear the hear beat (she has a late pregnancy doppler (to minimize the u/s) so she will be coming by in a few weeks just to hear the babyjoy.gif.  It is so good to be on the right track!


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Yep.

 

It's...er....just a bit under my belly button.  yikes.gif

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Yep.

 

It's...er....just a bit under my belly button.  yikes.gif

 

 

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I'm 11 weeks today and I feel like the last 5 days have been pop, pop, pop, pop, pop, and now I actually have a little belly! When I stand up and press in up near my stomach I feel like the top of my uterus is just beow my belly button? I have a hard time telling when I'm laying down. When I wake up in the morning I don't look pregnant at all but as soon as I eat breakfast I immediately pooch out, lol. It's fun seeing a sign that something is happening.


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I love this question!  I'm 10 weeks and can't feel anything, or at least anything that feels like a uterus.  My dh swears he can feel it, though... ROTFLMAO.gif  I have an appointment with my midwife tomorrow, I think I'll ask her what I'm supposed to be feeling for.

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As an update: My bloating/IBS calmed enough that I can FINALLY feel my fundus! Woot! It's half-way to my belly button. :)


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As an update: My bloating/IBS calmed enough that I can FINALLY feel my fundus! Woot! It's half-way to my belly button. :)



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