Hopeful that is clear progression. On my miscarriage it never progressed so I know something was up, plus I know this is going to sound strange and probably make some people worry so I apologise, I just didn't feel pregnant. With DS although I had no symptoms I felt pregnant. With this one I have symptoms and also felt pregnant. So I guess with me I'm one of those people who just know. In 3 weeks I find out what team I'm on. Can't wait. My flutterings seems to have gone though and not felt them for a bit, so getting a bit concerned about that, but sure everything is fine.
@kksy9b Thank you! I totally understand testing the sample before taking it in. I will probably do that as well. I might call at the beginning of next week and see what they want me to do here. I definitely think going in will give me some peace about it. I guess it will make it more real for us!
@melann13 Do most doctors do the beta HCG or is it something you have to ask for specifically? I know some say it's hard to get them to do it, but it seems like it wouldn't be too difficult just to check. Thanks for finding your photo! That is a definite increase! I think I'll relax once the line becomes darker than the control line. I'm also planning on getting a few Wal-Mart .88 tests soon and using one because that's all I used with the early loss and I want to compare this to the old tests. I had three positives, but they were much, much fainter than this time. I'm hoping this one will show up nice and dark on it!
@Tangerine I'm so glad everything is going perfectly! I'll take growing and symptoms! It definitely means good things! I can't wait until mine is just as dark as the control line! It's hard how we create these dates and points that we must get to to feel more comfortable, but I do think it will help when I get there. Of course there's always a new point I'll want to reach.
@ALiKO 29% complete! You'll be under 200 days soon! Thanks for finding those charts! I hope it all means good things!
@Kalush I'm so glad we can follow the whole journey from joining the thread to seeing the little babies once they are here. I know you'll join us soon, but we could definitely use your parenting advice anytime as well. You seem like such a great mother!
@Kwaggy I don't know if it will completely feel real to me until I am actually holding baby. I imagine it is harder for people who are actively trying and who took longer than someone on accident or on a first time because we know more about it and had to wait for so long. Is Dalylah Mae her name? I'll add that to the front!
@Mummy to HP We're so happy you're here! How are you?
@mummy2o I had some symptoms with the early loss, but they were quite different. I honestly didn't feel them any more the morning I woke to the temp drop. It still took two days for af to come, but I knew then. I'm definitely having some symptoms now. The main one that stuck out to me while in the tww and now is my increased appetite. I can't wait for you to find out the gender. That's so exciting! Any guesses?
@pathos I know you will have your BFP and I can't wait to post it!
@Hopeful- Yes, for now her name is Dalylah Mae, unless she is born and doesnt look like a Dalylah lol. BTW- Your lines are beautiful, when I tested with FRER the second line was always faint (way lighter than yours are now) and never got as dark as the control line. I didnt get a positive digi until 19dpo...and thats when I stopped testing.
Wanted to chime in about FRER- mine never got darker than control either. But my betas were great. One way you can (possibly) get your doc to do a beta is by letting them know you've had an early loss before. OR a sneakier way is to tell them you are having sharp, one-sided pain & you're concerned about ectopic (this legitimately happened to me- turned out to be gas- but they did both a beta and early ultrasound to rule out ectopic).
@Hopeful- Before the BFP I was having a doc appt about what the next steps might be (clomid etc). He schedule me for a prog draw and said that next time I had a BFP he would do a beta. I tested the morning of my prog draw just in case, got the BFP and when I went in to the lab I just told the nurse that Doc had said I could have a beta draw when I got my BFP and also an early scan at about 8 weeks. It was all true- I didn't lie, but I don't think he was expecting it to happen that next month! The only reason he was willing was because of the previous loss.
@Burgbrandy. My chart is still in my siggy I believe. My last bump pic (24 weeks) is pretty ugly because we had just walked in the house from camping. I've probably gained a little too much weight, but I've also had my ring size go up 1.5 sizes (usually only a 5.5) and I have to wear bigger shoes, so I'm sure a lot of it is just water. So... Here's 9.5 weeks when I first starting seeing a tiny bump, 16 weeks, and 24 weeks when I started to feel huge! I actually think I look smaller today, but it all has to do with what I'm wearing.
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