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Old May 22nd, 2013, 09:26 AM   31
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Woooo!!! Go anchor!!! That's incredibly exciting. That's a huge milestone, it must feel wonderful. Do you have a bump? I want a bump! Right now I just have the bloat/bludge before the bump haha.

I live in Oregon red so 9 am your time is 10 am here. I will be thinking of you and sending you love. I assumed the worst for my first appointment and everything was okay. I'm really hoping it will be the same for you.

Anchor can you buy a Doppler on amazon.com? That's where I got mine. Forgive me if that's a dumb question.. I just thought maybe just maybe in other countries amazon can be accessed although I guess the shipping might be absolutely ridiculous. Definitely something to look into next time youre here or online. DH & I found the heartbeat again last night at 171 BMP.. It has already paid for itself in the peace of mind it's given me. Have a wonderful day ladies. xoxoxo



 
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Old May 22nd, 2013, 11:02 AM   32
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Thanks ladies. I will definitely let you know how it goes. I had a bit of a scare. So I've had some blood after sex a couple days ago and since then I've had a bit of brown spotting which I assume is just old blood from my injured cervix. Last night and this morning I had a slightly bigger and darker clump come out. It's probably still leftover but damn it's scary. The majority of my CM still looks clear though with the occasional brown clump. From what I remember of my miscarriage, the spotting was definitely more than an occasional brown spot so who knows. I am feeling slightly less hopeful today. Come on Thursday!!! I need you to be here NOW!



 
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Old May 22nd, 2013, 11:53 AM   33
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Just a note with the Sonoline B doppler....dont trust the screen....mine has been right twice but all the rest of the time its been lower than the actual heart rate...get DH to set a timer for 15 seconds and both of you count the beats for those 15 seconds...when time is up multiply the number you counted by 4 that will give you the exact BPM DH is a nurse and hes always saying no no that thing is wrong..its way faster than that...so we count...it usually says 130-140-ish but counted its between 160-170...just my experience with it congrats on finding HB I love it...use mine every day



 
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Old May 22nd, 2013, 12:42 PM   34
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Thanks AP. I will keep that in mind. We will try to measure it ourselves. For me, it's more about the fact that I can hear it, not so much about the BPM. But thank you for your advice, We will try counting the beats ourselves tonight. Congrats on your baby

Red- to me, that sounds like "normal" spotting even tho it's still scary as all hell. I have a co worker who's due exactly a month before me and she had spotting at the start of her pregnancy, not in patterns just brown discharge every once in awhile accompanied by some mild cramping. The clots can be unnerving but I agree with you, it's probably just left over. Also- my doctor told me at my first appointment when I was about 5 weeks along to be very gentle during sex and to be warned- there could be spotting after and not to worry. You're in my thoughts-
Let me know if the spotting stops or continues and how your appointment goes. xoxoxoxo



 
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Old May 22nd, 2013, 14:40 PM   35
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i payed attention to the BPM the first few times not its pretty easy to find it so i basically put it on my belly...hear thump thump and turn it off feeling a bit relieved... theyre gret things for us anxious ladies lol



 
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Old May 22nd, 2013, 14:58 PM   36
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Exactly! That's what I do too. Turn it on, find the horses galloping under water, listening for a few minutes, turn it off and feel great. It's such a gift for us anxious ladies... It makes waiting for the next appointment soooo much easier. I'm not really even worried about my appointment next Thursday, if I can find the lil baby with my at home Doppler, I know lil baby is there.



 
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Old May 22nd, 2013, 15:14 PM   37
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its sooo hard to not worry...sometimes I use mine twice a day if im freaked about something I ate or touched (neurotic I know...sometimes its like "ah!! i touched something bad!! better make sure i didnt kill the baby!!" lol) but it does help....im not anxious about my appointments anymore...my next one is next tuesday...but my anatomy scan is in 4 weeks so im starting to freak a bit about that.... i wish i could just turn my brain off for the next 5 months!



 
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Old May 22nd, 2013, 22:36 PM   38
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I'm freaking out...like this is ridiculous. I can't sit still. I keep looking for comfort on here or on google and all I get are bad stories and then I freak out more. 11.5 hours to go...yikes!



 
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Old May 22nd, 2013, 23:29 PM   39
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Awww god I know what you mean. I was like that before my first appointment. I think every woman who has been thru a loss feels the same way while waiting for appointments. I'm so sorry all you're finding is horror stories but I promise there's definitely a good chance this pregnancy is viable, even if it feels like it isn't. It's so hard to be positive when all we've known is loss... So ill be positive for you. Thinking of you xoxoxo



 
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Old May 23rd, 2013, 03:08 AM   40
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You're almost there Red! Hopefully you're asleep now, and I'll be thinking of you at 7pm my time, which I think matches up. I won't be home until after 10, so crossing my fingers for good news then!

Rayray, I could order online but the shipping and customs/duty charges would make it cost way too much (as I've learned the hard way). I really needed it a month or two ago, but now I'm feeling much more relaxed. I even feel the tiniest movement occasionally, can't wait until it's regular! No bump yet...since 8-9 weeks my lower stomach fat (there's not tons of it, but it's there) has been pudged out below my belly button, but it varies a bit depending on the time of day and how recently I've gone to the bathroom, lol! I can feel my uterus, and it's hard and getting higher, so that's definitely what's pushing everything else out, but it's by no means a hard bump yet. I'm sure I'll get plenty big by the end, so I don't mind too much if I don't show for a few more weeks.

Hi AP! We're almost the exact same dates. How's it going for you?



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