Wow, I haven't been on in a few days. I'm so glad to see so many new people! I think I have everyone added, please let me know if I have missed anyone.
It is so exciting to see all the appointments coming up in the next few weeks. My first appointment is February 20th, which is in 3 weeks. My brain knows in the grand scheme of things, 3 weeks is nothing, but it seems oh so long right now! I just want to get in and see the beautiful heartbeat and put my mind at ease.
Symptom wise for me...not too much yet, but I don't usually have many symptoms early on. I'm a bit tired and I have a weird dry scratchy throat, but that's about it. I have felt a few twinges on my left side which I'm hoping is just the baby snuggling in. TMI but I have a lot of creamy cm. I'm a little paranoid because I lost a baby just into my second tri in June due to undiagnosed (at the time) IC and it all started with red bleeding at 7 weeks. I'm trying to put those thoughts aside because I was diagnosed after my loss and had a major surgery (transabdominal cerclage) to prevent another IC loss. Due to my TAC, I will get bi weekly scans during my second tri to monitor cervical length so I'm happy I'll get to see the baby often during then!
My birthday is Oct 10 so if this baby is a sticky bean then I'll have one helluva birthday gift.
Pretty sure I had my first wave of nausea this morning. Hard to tell since I was partially asleep and it yanked me awake. Most of the morning my stomach was a bit unsettled but not really nauseous. I'm really hoping the nausea holds out a bit longer!
Lindsay: I'm really sorry for your loss. I can imagine how scary pregnancy is after something like that. It's good they will be doing extra scans to check on you and give reassurance! Your symptoms sound similar to mine. I have sore boobs (especially nipples) and I'm tired, but not much else. My right ovary twinges a lot, which I think is the corpus luteum growing. I have polycistic ovaries (especially my right, which is the side I tend to ovulate on) so I'm used to it twinging. I have a scan at 6 weeks and at 8 and 10 weeks as I have been at the recurrent miscarriage clinic, but in terms of appointments, I have to wait till 11 weeks. That's when you usually get your booking in appointment with midwife around here.
MEPride: that would be an amazing birthday gift!!
No metal taste here, but I hear that's a great sign. In all my hopeful cycles I would try to trick myself into thinking there was a funny taste in my mouth
Is anyone else going to be staying team yellow? We always said with this last baby we wouldn't find out (we found out with our last two). The only way I'd cave is if it happened to be twins, which is highly unlikely. They do run in my mum's line, but I doubt I'd get them. My brother just had twins, and even though there's no logic to why I think this, I doubt I would also have twins.
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