! So sorry you had to go through such a thing, but SO relieved to hear that everything's ok! Spotting is a horrible, horrible thing, and it's so often unexplained. It can mean something, or it can mean nothing, which is what's so frustrating AND scary about it. Has it cleared up for you now? Hope so! Even with my 8+ weeks of spotting last time, my OB and my GP both said that it may not have had anything to do with the MC, it might just have been 'me' with that pregnancy. So when the spotting reared its head a couple of weeks ago I tried to tell myself the same thing, but oh, it doesn't work. It just fills you with dread and I'm so sorry you had to experience that yourself yesterday. I'm still checking for it each and every time I'm in the bathroom - no doubt many of us are, but HOORAY for happy news! How nice that you were measuring exactly 6w+5d too
thank you for organising a list! I think my EDD is the 26th of August, but it depends which site I punch dates into, as I get anywhere from the 24th to the 28th! But I'll stick with the 26th for now as it's my mum's bday
Hopefully I'll get a better confirmation of the date (along with a happy little heartbeat!) on Friday afternoon. Either way, it should be about a month after you - exciting! Dizzy-anne
I loved reading about you feeling your little girl kicking! Oh, I can't wait for that - I almost wonder if I won't feel it's all real + ok until that point?! What week did you first feel it? How funny that she keeps hiding from your DH - that'd be right! But yes! Hopefully he can calm her just as easily when she's born Mojo
no need to apologise about the 'me' post - it's stuff we all need to talk about! I can understand why you're wishing this week away - I am too right now! A 12 week scan sounds amazing though. I'm sure all your MS is just making its exit right on time, and the cramping is just your bubba making some room! I've had a fair bit of that this week too, but it's felt very different from the cramping I experienced last time, though it's no less unpleasant! Hope it's let you be for now! I mentioned your ripping your shirt up to get your DP to check if your boobs still look pregnant to my DH and he's told me I should adopt the same technique, repeatedly.
Oh, and what breed are your 2 large goofy furbabies? We've got one one large goofy german shepherd JLove
- YES! If only we could make these weeks go faster. Faster and faster and faster. I'd at least like to skip from week 8-12 anyway. OH, and I'm with you on the bloating too - more so over the past few days. It's ridiculous how much my belly sticks out because of it, and I'm totally self-conscious about it, and it makes my jeans very uncomfortable. I wish I had a solution for you but I haven't found one yet! And at least if your boss knows now you don't have to worry about hiding it at all. I'm lucky since my boss is overseas until I'll be 12 weeks anyway, and I haven't had any comments about my munching on dry toast in meetings yet, but since they're all men they probably won't pick up on that anyway Pincushion
- (I like the name!) Welcome!! Hooray for another compulsive mood grabber and spotting checker! I'm so sorry to hear about your previous loss - it's just not fair - but I'm glad you've found your way here
How exciting that your 12wk scan went well, as well as your monthly checkup with your OB. I can't wait to see/hear a little heartbeat! Looking forward to getting to know you too - and I like what you say about our little miracles continuing to grow - the perfect thought!
Lala - how's the nausea treating you now? It's a great thing to be assured, of course, but it would be lovely if we could find that assurance through a more pleasant symptom! I do, however, adore your mention of absent-minded, anti-social boob-grabbing in shopping centres! FUNNY.
And a big hello to Fairey
again! I hope you're doing extremely well and you just haven't been about because you are far too busy enjoying your amazing holiday!
AFM: It's gone past 40 degrees here, and we don't have aircon (I don't know WHY we always put off having it installed!) so I think I'd be feeling pretty rotten even if I wasn't pregnant! In all honesty my nausea is usually only mild-ish, though it is pretty constant. Every now and then I think I AM actually going to be sick, but it's always a false alarm, but I feel like I might actually feel better if I could get there just once! But I'm pretty much just cruising along the same - queasy, sore boobs (but I'm feeling MIGHTY ripped off that they don't seem to be any bigger!
) and frequent smaller meals. I'm in two minds about my first scan in 4 days... Half the time I'm excited and can't WAIT to see a heartbeat, and the other half of the time I'm feeling almost too nervous to go because I dread hearing bad news, even though I've had no symptoms to suggest such a thing. All normal I guess though. Fingers crossed I have nothing to be feeling so negative about!!
I just want to finally be excited about this pregnancy. Last time DH and I would happily chat away of a night about all the possibilities, and now we've almost got an un-spoken rule that we just can't go there yet. It made my feel totally naive last time that I thought everything would just be ok, and now this time I almost talk myself out of the same sentiment, even though I've only been through a single MC. I wish it wasn't too much to ask to have that first-pregnancy naive happiness back though!