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Had to share... had my sono and baby is great. i just bawled. pure relief. i couldn't believe how amazingly well-formed it was already. (i remember my other early sonos as little blobs). before we even saw the heartbeat, a little hand lifted to wave. robby was so thrilled. bob and i too of course. poor lucca kept saying, "i don't see anything." doc not real helpful in showing him, poor guy. oh well, his day of deciphering sonos will come.<br><br>
anyhow, ok, get this, i just gained two weeks on my pregnancy! we had no idea on our conception and were guessing christmasish, but measurements says dec. 12. i'm well into my second trimester without even trying. so in addition to the joy of seeing the baby is well, i'm content that we can get that sucker movin' out well ahead of christmas :p<br><br>
big <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"> to everyone else getting good news this week!
 

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HOOOOOOORAY!!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/banana.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="banana"> ... that's *great* news!!!
 

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Well, that's wild! Congrats!<br><br>
So, do they think you ovulated durinig your period??? And will this make them more likely to induce if you go past 40 weeks, even though your old EDD was later? I know later U/S are less accurate due to growth spurts. But, goodness, 2 weeks, it really seems like a big jump in time!<br><br>
Poor Lucca, how old is he? He seems soooo cute! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 

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Wow! Congrats on the appt. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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Great news!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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thanks all.<br><br>
spark -- actually gaining two weeks is way better. i'm having a homebirth so i can go waaaayyyy late if babe is ok. but too early and i'm hosed. if i'd kept 12/25 but am really due middle of the month and then came a bit ahead of that (less then 37 weeks) i'd be hospital bound. now my window bigger and better, does that make sense? main reason i had a sono and i'm glad i did.<br><br>
as for the conception/ovulation, here's what happened (pull up a chair!): i was :puke <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/inthet.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="inthet"> as a <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dog2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dog">: in early march. never got my period b/c i lost 10pds and lucca (turned 2 on 2/13 by the way) was also sick and nursing like a newborn. i had just re-started my period in december 2004 (body is totally sensitive to the nursing) so i figured no big deal. well, come time for the period in late april, nothing, except kinda queasy, hmmm. so we think i still ovulated in march, despite no period. but hubby was gone 25 days that month and we don't remember a whole lot of action, especially as it took me awhile to recover from being ill. it just makes it that much more incredible of a miracle for us! tmi? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/innocent.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shy"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/blush.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="blush"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/stork-suprise.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stork Suprise">: :LOL aren't you glad you asked? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/happytears.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="happytears">: <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br><br>
sorry for the icon-overload. my 5yearold is helping today! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue">
 

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Awesome! It's great that your window is larger instead of smaller! U/S do get less accurate the further along you are, but are pretty accurate in the first trimester. It is helpful if you don't know your dates. I think it's ridiculous though when they change dates based on the U/S for women who DO know their dates!
 

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Ahhhh, oh, that is SO great then!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"> I can get in the congo line with everyone else... I was afraid that it would mean trouble in December for you, I didn't realize it meant lack of trouble in Dec for you! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/carrot.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="carrot">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I think it's ridiculous though when they change dates based on the U/S for women who DO know their dates!</div>
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girrlie that's such a great point! It seems that so many healthcare practitioners consider "first day of last period" to be the end-all, ultimate method for calculating due dates! I actually refused to tell my midwife when my fdolp (is that an acronym? could we make it one? "first day of last period") was because since I've been off Depo Provera my cycles have been totally random. My last AF was in mid-January but my NFP/FAM chart clearly shows ovulation not taking place until the tail end of March. I was concerned that if I told that to my midwife, she might have automatically spun that due date wheel around and calculated "due in October" instead of my actual expected due date of mid-December. And then she might have insisted on ultrasound to prove the theory, and I feel very strongly that I don't want any ultrasounds. As it turns out, she accepted my temp chart as concrete evidence (well, after some arguing and explaining that my cycles aren't regular) so it worked out fine.<br><br>
Anyway, I just get frustrated with practitioners (probably more family doctors/OBs than midwives) who don't believe that women could actually understand the physiological ins and outs of their own bodies from reading a book like TCOYF, and who won't consider a woman's own NFP/FAM chart a valid record of her reproductive health. Bah! Hopefully the tide is changing though... my family doctor has at least heard of NFP. I just think it's time for all practitioners who get certified as a prenatal care provider to be thoroughly educated in NFP/FAM. There's my 2 cents <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"><br><br>
rapscallions, that's awesome news. Hopefully you can take home one of your ultrasound pictures and help your son see the baby's outline! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I just think it's time for all practitioners who get certified as a prenatal care provider to be thoroughly educated in NFP/FAM.</div>
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Ditto.
 

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I'll be a ditto gal, too.<br><br>
Ditto.
 

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cases it is the total opposite. Yeah for HB and cool midwives!!!!!!! ; )<br><br>
My grad school roommate never got her cycles back after her first kiddo. She has always been a tad bit of a sickish person...colds, easily tired, an easily upset stomach etc. She carries extra weight which is what she thinks stopped her from noticing the physical bump. She was 18 weeks on ultrasound when pregnancy was confirmed. She had no clue before that. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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I'm also really irregular. At the OB's office, they couldn't get a date of CONCEPTION through their heads, so I just counted back 2 weeks and made up the date of my last period. Then they were happy. At the MW's office, she never even blinked an eye when I told her my conception date - never asked "are you sure?" Nothing. Just totally trusted me. It was very cool.
 
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