Thank you for starting this new thread! I was just going to suggest setting up a master list
Welcome to all the new Jan mommies!!! How exciting :happy dance:
Also happy to see I'm not the only 35yo
I live on the other side of the world (Thailand) so I catch up on everything in the morning.
TTCBean - You'll be fine without seeing your doctor for a bit I would think. I'm not going to make an appointment for until about 8 weeks. They really don't do much anyways other than confirm pregnancy.
donnarobinson - Yay! Another mama expecting her 3rd And that's also scared... lol My youngest turned 4yo in January so going back to having a tiny (I won't say little because my son is still little to me) one is SO scary.
fitmama - sending piles and piles of good vibes for your rainbow baby!!!
And ladies, I thought I would mention... I'm a doula, childbirth educator, certified hypnotherapist and breastfeeding consultant. I'm here as just another pregnant momma but if I can ever be helpful in anyway, I'm happy to help
You can put a stork beside my name as we are always team yellow.
As an introduction, I am waiting anxiously to find out then results of my betas in the morning on the heels of three miscarriages. I've basically been pregnant since October (well technically September ) with a break in January. We were not trying to get pregnant this month while I sort out some health issues and try to figure out if there's a cause for 3 MCs in a row.
This is my 7th pregnancy and will hopefully be my 3rd baby.
I've put the 4th down for my due date but that's totally a random guess based on then fact I got a bfp on CD22 when I usually have 27-30 day cycles - and it was no squinter either. Based on my LMP date I would be due January 8th (my eldest 4th birthday) but I must have ovulated early .
I've been spotting since before I got my positive - that's what made me test early - and had a couple days of full on bleeding but the lines are still obvious and haven't changed much all week either way so I'm expecting its just the fact that they're ICs and won't show progression. But I'm definitely apprehensive. Usually I'm very laid back about pregnancy but 3 losses in a row has shaken me.
I usually don't do ultrasounds but I will be having one at 8 weeks this time hopefully for reassurance. I'm very crunchy
NDH - will be thinking of you tomorrow. My youngest has his birthday on the 8th I'm really hoping this one will pick another day to be born! I like to keep scans to a minimum too but without having had miscarriages, being 35 is making me more nervous.
I'm actually quiet pleased to be due in January, I know Dec/Jan births get a lot of grief sometimes (so close to Christmas holidays, cold time of year etc) but I'm glad I'll be able to hide bump in big snuggly jumpers, I still have months after the birth to keep hiding my belly in jumpers as it will still be freezing in the UK until probably March and then once warm
weather does arrive baby will be a few months old and able to enjoy the sunshine
Have you girls announced to family yet? I'm trying to wait until the ultrasound...But i think I will end up spilling the beans earlier especially if I get bad MS and need some support.
Blessedmomma wow, 8 children! That's amazing. You must be an incredibly organised lady
TTCBean I wouldn't worry about the lack of appointments thus far. The only reason I have been seen so early is because I've had IVF. The meds that I'm on mean that I wouldn't bleed even if the pregnancy failed to develop further so they need to check for a heartbeat at an early stage. There is also a greater chance of ectopic pregnancies with IVF hence why they like to scan you at 6 weeks to check the baby is in the uterus rather than the fallopian tube. Once that's done I doubt I will be seen again until I have my 12 week scan save for my booking appointment with the midwife.
NDH am keeping everything crossed for you tomorrow. I don't know how you have coped with suffering so many losses in such a short space of time.
Lillyfleur I am determined not to put on so much weight with this pregnancy as I did with my last! Last time I put on 55lbs (4 stone) and it was really hard work to lose it. We got married just before my son turned 6 months so I didn't have much time to shift the bulge. I will definitely be more restrained this time round and not binge on carbs
I'm determined not to put on too much weight this time either, I was mahoosive with DD, seriously I had my own gravitational pull!
Loved being bigger during bad weather my only problem was my kankles flip flops in December not a good look!
What's everybody thinking re work, I only went back full time this January hoping to work as close as possible but I work for the ambulance service so not sure how easy that's going to be!
I'm going to find out the sex this time too though gonna try not to tell family and friends! Only finding out for practical reasons, so far this pregnancy been totally different so fingers xd for a boy, though saying that my first pregnancy was different to my DD and ended with MMC at 9 wks trying not to be too paranoid
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