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Old 07-23-2012, 06:00 PM   #111
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Actually you got me with that too Heather! Now when people post early u/s pics I see them running away from the huge decibels

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Old 07-23-2012, 06:28 PM   #112
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Actually you got me with that too Heather! Now when people post early u/s pics I see them running away from the huge decibels
Fwiw, my little one must've being lazy because s/he wasn't going any place.

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Old 07-23-2012, 06:44 PM   #113
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Hi mamas! I got my BFP just a couple days ago, and it is starting to get darker--which is super exciting for me since my recent loss in April was a positive that never got darker and then faded....and the following month I had either false positive wondfos (like 18 of them) or another really early loss. 1st milestone down now.

I called my OB today, and she wants to see me on wednesday for some bloodwork to test my progesterone levels.....I'm taking an oral progesterone (I have taken it with my 3 children that I carried to full term)....she just wants to be proactive since I tend to have a little trouble in the early weeks. I'm so thankful for her!

If this little one sticks around, I will be traveling to my brother's wedding at 37 weeks! Crazy, but I'm up for it! I am due April 2nd, but I will go a week early for a repeat c-section.
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Old 07-23-2012, 06:48 PM   #114
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Hey everyone! I got a BFP last weekend, and have been hesitant to join my DDC since I've already joined and unjoined twice this year and I don't have the strength for that again. Alice mentiones that I might like this group, so here I am.

I have two girls, aged 3 and 1 with birthdays coming up very soon. Pregnancy went very well with both of them, so a miscarriage for baby 3 was something I feared but didn't expect. I was pregnant for about 3 months, but baby never grew past 6 weeks and I had a long, painful wait for a natural m/c. 2 months later I had +HPTs that were very faint for many days (almost 2 weeks?), then a light "period." I'm still not sure if it was a chemical pregnancy or just leftover HCG from the m/c. I had a lot of spotting since the m/c so my HCG levels were checked 6 weeks ago, all negative for pregnancy. I was very surprised to see a BFP this month! I'll be 7 weeks tomorrow, and boy am I feeling it!

So anyway, hello and best of luck to you all!
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Katherine, I agree on feeling robbed, I realized that I'm really pissed that I can't seem to just connect with this pregnancy. It's been filled with worry and nail biting. I can't wait for the second trimester to just be here already so that I can give this kid a little personality in my mind.
I still feel like this in my third trimester....every day I'm still waiting for the other shoe to drop. I want this baby so badly that part of me is afraid to get hurt again, so I just can't accept it's really happening, KWIM?

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Me, too. It's really hard not to let the fear completely consume you. Now that I can feel my baby moving around in there I feel much much better but that fear still lingers.
This is so true....I love feeling the baby move, and get worried when I can't feel it...even though the poor kid needs to rest sometimes!

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Also coming in to say hi . I am 34.5 weeks pregnant with our rainbow baby, due in August. We lost our daughter Abigail last June to an umbilical cord accident (torsion) at 25 weeks. I know cord accidents are so unlikely to repeat, but this pregnancy has definitely been a roller coaster of ups and downs. We had no reason to suspect anything was wrong with Abby, I have 3 living children and everything during her pregnancy was picture perfect. It has definitely made me more aware of how quickly things can change.

I have a Doppler too and used it frequently in the beginning, and I still listen every couple of days to her even though I have been feeling her move since about 16 weeks. These last few weeks are feeling SO long. We're using the birth center again (after consulting with our mw and several OBs) and I tend to go overdue so I'm feeling a lot of anxiety as my due date approaches. I just want everything to work correctly and trust that it will go the way it should... It's so hard! I am having a hard time picturing her actually living. Glad there is another group of moms who get it.


I'm so sorry! But I am glad I'm not the only third trimester mama who's still worried!

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Good luck today, Trace! How far along are you? And don't be too hard on yourself about the complaining thing... If you feel miserable, you feel miserable. It doesn't mean you're ungrateful or anything like that

P.S. Can someone come pry the doppler out of my hands? Please. I love love love love it so so so so much but I keep imagining the baby being hit in the head with thunderous doppler waves... (THANKS HEATHER for that imagery .
This is why I've talked myself out of the doppler (almost daily, lol) because I feel like I'd never put it down!

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I'm 7w4d, baby is measuring 7w6d. Pretty much right on. HB is 164. A little less anxious but still nervous. 1 hurdle down. Here's my little rainbow baby:

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Old 07-23-2012, 07:44 PM   #116
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Welcome Lauren and happymama1

ChocolateMoose when are you due?
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Actually you got me with that too Heather! Now when people post early u/s pics I see them running away from the huge decibels
Ha, and mine's going to be transvaginal too..sorry Lil Bitty mama's just checkin' on ya k? Mwah. I'll be busting in your room unannounced later too so get used to it
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Old 07-23-2012, 08:14 PM   #118
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Hey mamas!

I'm on my seventh pregnancy, eighth baby.

Pregnancy #1...DS was an unplanned (but welcome) pregnancy. No issues until labor, when his heart rate dropped to 50 and I had to have an emergency c/s. It was traumatic enough that I wasn't willing to TTC again for 18 months.

Pregnancy #2...We promptly got pregnant with DD1, again with no pregnancy problems...but her delivery was a failed VBAC and I had to have my left ovary removed.

Pregnancy #3...9 months after DD I found out I was pregnant again, but was so surprised that I was in denial and didn't take the test until I was 8 weeks pregnant, and then miscarried the next day.

Pregnancy #4...10 months after the miscarriage we decided to try again and quickly got pregnant...but at 16 weeks I passed an amniotic sac (with part of the umbilical cord attached) in the middle of the night....except the ultrasound the next day still showed a healthy baby! I had suspected it was twins, but we never saw a second heartbeat, so the best we can figure DD2 was a fraternal twin and the other baby's heart beat stopped before 12 weeks, but didn't get "passed" until 16 weeks. This pregnancy was FILLED with issues...I was driving to specialists and getting ultrasounds weekly...although it was never for the same thing twice! I was hoping to do a VBA2C, but at 39 weeks she flipped over breech and apparently I was dilating because she KICKED through the amniotic sac...and hello c/s #3....during which no one believed I was even in labor until DH told them we weren't leaving until they checked me and they saw DD's foot in the birth canal! Her foot was seriously on the delivery table by the time they did the c/s! Again, it was traumatic enough that I didn't want to TTC anytime soon.

Pregnancy #5...Unexpected pregnancy, would have been due exactly a year after the last time we saw FIL alive, but m/c at 8 weeks in May 2011.

Pregnancy #6....Unexpected pregnancy, would have been due on the day my FIL would have turned 75, but m/s at 10 weeks in Sept 2011.

Pregnancy #7....We had pretty much decided that 3 kids was it for us (even though we've always wanted 4) when I started having heart problems. The only test that came back positive was....the pregnancy test! I've spent the entire pregnancy waiting for the news that something was wrong...but so far the only concern is that at 30 weeks I was measuring 39 weeks, and baby had 17cm of fluid, which is a little high. I'm at 31 weeks now (c/s scheduled for Sept 12th....my grandfather's 85th birthday!) but I think I'll still be in some amount of denial until I'm holding a healthy baby!

That was probably *waaaaaay* too much info....but the hardest part of all these pregnancies and losses is that no one I know IRL "gets it". None of my sisters or SILs ever had a miscarriage, and the few friends I know who had a m/c had both trouble getting pregnant AND staying pregnant....but I'm both "fertile" and have "infertility" issues - no trouble getting pregnant, but then having trouble staying that way - and I don't have anyone around me who "gets" both!

If you read this far, you totally deserve some chocolate!
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Aw mama, that's rough! I hope that this birth will be less stressful.
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Aw mama, that's rough! I hope that this birth will be less stressful.
Thanks! The other three deliveries were all dilation to 10cm AND then a c/s....so I'm hoping that a planned c/s will reduce the amount of stress...and parts of me that need to recover!
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