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Old Feb 27th, 2013, 10:18 AM   1
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****November 2013 Rainbow Babies****


I didn't see a November thread yet, so I thought I'd start one.

I lost my Lucy at 13+5 to Turner syndrome. We'd been trying for 15 months. We also have Jack, who's nearly 3.

Hubby returned from deployment a couple of days after my first period since the m/c 17th November. We started trying straight away and actually tried exactly the same times we did when we conceived Lucy, but BFN for January. So, we decided to try the SMEP for February, and we got out BFP on 10DPO!

We were charting so I know my EDD is 6th November, which is the anniversary of my 12+1 week scan when I saw Lucy, saw her moving, saw her heartbeat but also learned of her poor prognosis. I find this healing, in a way, and really hope she's coming back to us, healthy and happy. We're planning a home water birth as well.

Tell us about you!

November 1st
Angeltk42 - Amanda Grace born 18th October!
Firef1y72 - Jake born 29th October!

November 2nd
JDH1982 turned Jacob Michael born 16th November!

November 3rd
teacup22 - Baby girl born 2nd November!

November 4th

November 5th

November 6th
MandaAnda - Thomas Daniel born 2nd November!

November 7th
Loxottica

November 8th
Storked - Baby girl born 30th October!

November 9th

November 10th
usamom - Baby born ?6th November!
grich2011 turned Laylah born 5th November!

November 11th
aak

November 12th
steph. - Sienna Hope born 15th October!

November 13th

November 14th
Platinumvague - Riley Harper born 8th November!

November 15th
larvalstalker - Kurt born 25th October!
ginny83

November 16th
anchor08 - Evelyn born ?12th November!
ready4family - Grace Lena born 17th November!

November 17th

November 18th
AwesomeSauce

November 19th
Lallie81 - Harrison James born ?10th November!

November 20th

November 21st
..Julie.. - Brooklyn Nichole born 19th November!

November 22nd

November 23rd

November 24th

November 25th

November 26th
joey300187
Maxparedesmom - Wyatt born 16th November!

November 27th

November 28th

November 29th
sunnysun turned - Gioia born 26th November!

November 30th



 
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Old Feb 27th, 2013, 19:33 PM   2
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I'm kind of afraid to post this, buuut,

I had an ectopic pregnancy two years ago (in January). We've been trying every since we were cleared from that, so almost two years. I have two little girls H, who is 3.5, and R who is almost 2.5.

I had given up on this cycle and pretty much until after my annual in April. Not necessarily a bad give up, but a calming one, if that makes sense. I was charting on my phone and didn't even write it down when I went to get a new phone because I was so sure it wouldn't matter. Then I had a very detailed and vivid dream Monday morning about holding my baby girl.. I could see her face, eye color, I knew her birth date (which was Nov. 26 so not right lol), etc. I didn't even test after I woke up though. My neighbor convinced me to after telling her about my dream, so I did and got a faint positive on 9dpo. I went for blood work on 10dpo and my hcg was 32. I go for another draw tomorrow to see if the numbers are doubling properly.

I am absolutely terrified right now of having another ectopic, but I'm trying to remain positive. My EDD should be November 9th.



 
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Old Feb 27th, 2013, 19:35 PM   3
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(A?)Manda, I'm so sorry about your little Lucy, but I think that she is absolutely coming back to you. When dates match up like that, I think it's a sign.

Awesome for the planned home birth. Was your last a home birth? My second was born at home, and I'm hoping to have the rest of my (hopeful) children at home too.



 
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Old Feb 28th, 2013, 09:57 AM   4
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Hi, Heather. Yes, it is Amanda. You could be 42+3 and make that date. Not an unheard of gestation. And thanks, I do think it's her, whether she will be a her or not this time (at this stage, I think so).

I planned a home birth with Jack, but when my hindwaters broke, there was very thick meconium. So, I knew they'd want to check me over in hospital. Totally scuppered the home birth plans, but I managed to fight for a natural birth in hospital. I already have my pool that I bought in the autumn (and had "christened" by my friend and neighbour the same day we conceived!) and am hoping to have an independent midwife this time around, depending what happens with government plans. I'm not ruling out birthing unassisted.

Where are you located? I'm in London...just on the edge.



 
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Old Feb 28th, 2013, 21:36 PM   5
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42+3?! No way! My first was 40 weeks exactly, and my second was 38 weeks exactly.. I just can't see myself making it to 42 weeks lol.

Oh yeah, meconium is a definitely no-no in a home birth setting. I hate to say this, but I'm probably going to have to have an "illegal" home birth since home birthing in my state is in bad shape. I'm thinking about UC as well if the midwife doesn't work out. I'm in the US =)



 
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Old Mar 1st, 2013, 03:18 AM   6
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Hehehehehe, how did I know you'd say that? I went into labour at 40+4 with my son, so I doubt I'd go very far "over" myself.

We get NHS midwifery care here for low risk births, but I want to see the same midwife and have one that I know and respect. I don't want to chance having to fight for things.



 
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I am so sorry about your losses ladies But congratulations on the bfp!

Can i join? I'm not sure if i belong here because i've already had a baby since my loss, but its one of those things that never leaves you. I had a miscarriage at 8 weeks, in march 2011. Then i had a surprise pregnancy with my daughter straight after, and have just found out i'm expecting n.2, due novermber 8th. I am absolutely terrified though, and to make matters worse today i took another test to reassure myself (silly me!) and i think it might look lighter than the one 2 days ago. Fingers crossed it doesnt mean anything!



 
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Old Mar 1st, 2013, 07:21 AM   8
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Welcome! Mine have stayed almost the same degree of lightness until today, finally darkening up nicely. Still cramping, which worries me, even though I know it can be normal.



 
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Old Mar 1st, 2013, 11:28 AM   9
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Thanks, Steph! And welcome here =) What brand of tests are you using? I'm finding that my wondfos are not darkening as nicely as I'd like, but my FRER are darkening beautifully.

My blood work finally came back!!! It went from a 32 on Feb 26th, to an 83 on Feb 28th. It more than doubled!! The midwives feel confident that it isn't another ectopic, and I have my first appointment scheduled for March 14th (also my wedding anniversary). I'll be just under 6 weeks then, so I'm going to ask for a write up for an ultrasound. Maybe then I'll be able to fully relax lol.



 
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Old Mar 1st, 2013, 11:46 AM   10
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I should've said mine were Internet cheapies that were light and finally went fairly dark today. I do still have one FRER and a CB digi, just saving them for some odd reason.

Great news, Heather! I'm wondering if I should have an early ultrasound or just wait until 12 weeks. The cramping's definitely come back today but no bleeding, and with the darker test, I'm just trying to be calm about it. x



 
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