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Old May 9th, 2013, 00:17 AM   1
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On the road again graduates


This thread is begun with the hopes that all the lovely ladies I met in my journey to concieve a rainbow will have a place to share about the horrors and joys of being pregnant again. We do not leave those behind who are still trying for their rainbow but we need a place of our own for those in the next part of their journey. If you would like to know our roots, our thread and stories can be found here: On the road again... a place for women getting into the TTC groove again.



 
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Old May 9th, 2013, 02:03 AM   2
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Thanks Red! How far along are you now? Any appointments coming up? I can't remember if you're getting specialist care or not. Since I had "only" had one miscarriage I was considered "normal", so no early appointments, my first one was at 10+5 and the wait nearly killed me! But that one was good, and today I have my NT scan! I'm a little bit nervous, but mostly very excited.



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Old May 9th, 2013, 08:13 AM   3
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Yay! Thank you for creating this!



 
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Old May 9th, 2013, 08:37 AM   4
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Thanks Red! How far along are you now? Any appointments coming up? I can't remember if you're getting specialist care or not. Since I had "only" had one miscarriage I was considered "normal", so no early appointments, my first one was at 10+5 and the wait nearly killed me! But that one was good, and today I have my NT scan! I'm a little bit nervous, but mostly very excited.
I'm like 4 wks 4 days and it can't go any slower. I do have one appointment scheduled for the 23rd of this month and I'm pretty excited because I'm going to get my first ultrasound then. I just have to make it that far. I never made it to my first appointment last time. I think they are scanning me early because my last period was way back in March and they think I'm further along than I am. I told them I ovulated really late so it's on them :P. I'll take the scan.

The dreams continue- two nights ago I had the extremely realistic miscarriage dream and last night I woke up screaming and punching my husband to kill the spider crawling on me (I had dreamed the spider but didn't realize it until after we had turned the lights on and looked around). Next up- sleep walking. Eeck.

So ladies tell me about your progression- how did you make it through the early months, what were your symptoms, etc. My boobs feel fuller but they barely feel sore at all. I keep waiting for the sore boobs everyone talks about to kick in. I'm a little nauseous every once in a while and tired (could be from my 5am runs).



 
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Old May 9th, 2013, 09:39 AM   5
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Welcome Rayray! Are you around 8-9 weeks now?

Red, those first few weeks were SO slow for me too. At 6+4 you should be able to see something good, but it would probably help your case if you bring your chart...they might be worried by your measurement otherwise if they're only going by LMP. I'll be counting down with you, it's so exciting!

As for symptoms...I wish I had journaled, but I think I was scared to journal because I did it every day last time and...didn't have a good ending. So I don't remember exactly, but I also didn't have much soreness until maybe 6 weeks or so. I have rarely felt nauseous, although around 6-7 weeks I started being sensitive to strong smells, and that would sometimes make me not feel like eating something. I was a bit tired from the start, and that increased until about 11 weeks (I also had a bad cold for a few weeks, so that contributed). It's great that you're running though, keep it up! I've been getting out 2-3 times most weeks (except for when I was sick) and it feels great.

I guess I would say as much as possible (which I know isn't much!) to relax about symptoms. I've always had a little something to remind me that I'm pregnant, but it hasn't been consistent...peeing a lot one day, heartburn the next, light-headed the next...and all fairly mild judging by what I hear from other ladies on these forums!



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Old May 9th, 2013, 16:00 PM   6
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Congrats on being 12 weeks 5 days Anchor! That's incredible and must feel so good, although I am sure the anxiety never completely fades.

Red, I can promise you that after your first scan, it does get somewhat better. After I heard the heartbeat although I am still very anxious about it sticking it did relieve some of my stress. The other thing (EVERYONE SAYS THIS AND ITS HARD TO BELIEVE SOMETIMES!!!) is that every pregnancy is different. And early on, it is sometimes hard to tell you're pregnant and that BY NO MEANS is a prelude to something bad. Around 4-6 weeks I was having incredibly vivid dreams. One night I would hear the heartbeat in a dream, the next night I was bleeding. It was hard. My vivid dreams arent every night anymore (which of course, worries me, but I think that initial surge of hormones is gone. Hang in there, I have faith you will meet your rainbow.

AFM- I am 8 weeks 3 days now. Due 12/17/13. Christmas baby :-D I had an appointment on the 2nd, where I heard the heartbeat. It was- by far, the most amazing thing I have ever experienced. It was completely taken by it. I didn't want her to stop it. I wanted to keep listening and listening. The one thing about the appointment that freaked me out is that the baby was measuring small. About 6 weeks 5 days. My doctor has been my doctor since I was 16- so knows all about my miscarriage and kept reassuring me "It's normal Rachel, I swear it's normal. This appointment is cause for a party!" I kept asking and she kept saying it was okay. Then I of course did internet researching and found that as long as there's a strong HB and your doc says it's okay, it's okay. As far as symptoms go, my boobs are extremely sore and a lot bigger. It's pretty funny. I pee so much more, I have the white CM, I'm exhausted. Only nauseated sometimes, but haven't thrown up. Trying to be so happy!



 
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Old May 9th, 2013, 16:12 PM   7
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Also definitely have a pudgy belly already... I'm assuming that's a good thing? Haha means it's still growing? I mean I don't have a full on bump yet but it's gonna be hard to hide soon. I'm only 5'2" so there isn't a lot of room for it to go other than out haha



 
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Old May 9th, 2013, 17:24 PM   8
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All of your symptoms reassure me so much. Thanks! I definitely get sticky vibes from this one but I still check my panties every time I pee. And everytime I find no blood, my heart sighs a little. I'm excited for my scan. Once the baby has a heartbeat I'm going to use my doppler and listen all the time. So excited!



 
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Old May 9th, 2013, 18:51 PM   9
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Ah yeah I was thinking about getting a Doppler too. Id love to be able to reassure myself whenever rather than waiting in agony. My next appointment isn't until the 30th annnnnd it's killing me. But if I'm not able to find the HB with the Doppler... Blah ill go crazy! Where did you get yours or where are you going to? I've seen them online for between 50-70 dollars...



 
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Old May 9th, 2013, 20:04 PM   10
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OMG Help! I just went to the bathroom and when I wiped there was a tiny (TINY) bit of pink/brown mixed with normal discharge. I don't know what to make of it and I'm scared. My hubby and I haven't had sex recently so it's not my cervix and it's not the time when my period would have started. What could it be? I hope I'm not in the pre-stages of miscarriage. I'm going to have to buy tests tomorrow. Don't have any right now. Did either of you experience any spotting?



 
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