Hey Ladies so happy to find this post! I just found out I am pregnant on Jan 27 and I am due in the middle of October, I think it will be the 17th So happy to have a support group of other women going through the same things. I just can't sleep at night I am so excited/worried/anxious and overwhelmed. This is my first and I just really want everything to go well, they say you can't really get too excited until months but im already over the moon! I keep peeing on a stick everyday to test and my line just keeps getting darker and darker! I wish you all luck and I will be a regular poster on this post Would love to make some October baby Mommy friends so feel free to add me or respond! Anyone in NJ/NYC/Hoboken? Let me know .. Time to try to finally get to sleep! Talk to you all tomorrow, I have my first drs appointment on Wed can anyone tell me what I should be expecting? Very nervous!
Morning POSD17! Fellow Jerseyean here It's my first as well! I'm not sure about your appt since it looks like some practices do different things, but my dr has had me do 2 blood draws 72 hours apart to measure my levels and see if they're doubling right ... and I'm scheduled for a 6 week ultrasound on 2/14. (I'm super excited about that!!!) Otherwise, they slapped a prenatal prescription in my hand and sent me on my way, lol.
Yay I am so glad someone else from NJ is due in October!! Where in NJ are you north south? I cant wait to go to the doctor on Wednesday this is the most excited Ive ever been to get my blood taken! Did they say it was better to take prescription prenatals or are over the counters okay? I cant really swallow pills so I have been taking gummy prenatal vitamins, and I hope I can continue too. Im 28 years old, how old are you? This is our first! I actually havent had a period since November so I was very shocked when I wasn't pregnant in early Jan when I went to the doctor, and was very lucky to ovulate on the 22nd the first day I started the ovulation tests Then I started to get positives on the 27th! Any idea on how far along I would be? So happy to have all you ladies on here!
Lol, I know what you mean about the blood work. I've got wimpy veins that seem to be impossible to locate and I'm still excited to go since it makes it feel more real. I'm 30 which sounds so much older than I feel, lol. I'm in north jersey (by Paramus).
Not sure about everyone else but today I was so hungry!! I had my regular meals and snacks (all reasonable nutritious and filling) but today it just wasn't cutting it. I'm trying to eat well and not just cave into mindless eating (since I'm already above my ideal weight.) Any ideas on what else I can pack for work? Snack wise, I already have a yogurt and granola bar, baby carrots, popcorn (no butter), and whatever fruit that I had available... I'm looking for relatively easy things to include or prepare.
I know there are some things to avoid eating (like deli meat??) so I'm going to go research that to make sure I'm not missing something.
Oh and on the prenatals they said it was fine either way, one isn't really better than the other. I went with the prescription since that way it will count towards my insurance deductible. (Hey I have to pay for them either way, might as well get credit for it!)
I could not stop eating today!! haha thats too funny, im also a few pounds above ideal and i happen to loooove cooking and eating but today was just crazy. I think I just didnt pack enough lunch for work today so i just was eating snacks allllll day. UGH.
I think its cause I used an early detection pregnancy test, the clearblue early response, and I am almost positive I ovulated on the 22nd cause I felt a pain, which def felt like ovulation but who knows?! I think I am right at 4 weeks too! The only bad thing about all of this is that my only brother is getting married in North Carolina in the end of September and I am supposed to drive down to NC from NJ, and at that point I will be huge if all goes well. Does anyone know if it is safe to travel 8+ hours in a car if you are 8 months prego? I really dont want to miss my brothers wedding, I will do anything to make it there and not make my parents choose one over the other, as I know they would be heart broken to miss either. Anyone else have anything that they are worried they wont be able to attend cause of their due dates?
The pain you felt could have been implantation pain that would be timed more correctly. But I also have my cousins wedding to attend in July... but at least I won't be 8 months then, just 6 or so. I will have to drive about 15 hours or fly. I know there is a point when they say pregnant women shouldn't be flying, but I don't remember when it is...
To answer both of you. Driving 8 hours is fine but you would need to plan a route that included a lot of pee breaks. And bring snacks. Also, you can't fly in your 3rd trimester.
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