Long Cycle Ladies Journeying Through Pregnancy Together Toward Our Rainbows!
Hi ladies! I'm starting this thread mostly for my good friends HopefullyOpto, Aidensxmomma and Mommyxofxone, with whom I've been on this TTC journey with for a year (I have actually been working toward baby #1 since July 2014). We've had a couple of losses and some fertility struggles, but now we are all pregnant! And 3 of us are within 3 weeks of each other! We are here to support one another as we go through this amazing journey together and finally get our rainbow babies.
Any other ladies who can relate are also welcome to join.
Mommyxofxone - June 18
Ksquared726 - August 24
Aidensxmomma - September 4
HopefullyOpto - September 12
I've been doing fairly well. Nausea and food aversion kicked in really early this time around, so I'm on meds for that. They seem to be doing their job, so I'm happy about that. My other major symptom is that my boobs hurt soooo bad. I'm okay with that, though.
I'm constantly switching between being super excited about this pregnancy and being so scared of losing it that I'm crying. My ultrasound cannot come soon enough. FX that everything goes well.
I'm glad you've gotten some medicine for the nausea. Ugh, that would be awful to have all the time. My symptoms have increased this week, which is reassuring. Monday and Tuesday I was SO nauseous and almost barfed twice, but never actually did. I've been getting a better handle on it and today I actually feel pretty good. I've been wearing sea bands (except I haven't today and I'm doing ok!), and I try to eat pretty quickly after I wake up. That seems to be the biggest help, plus snacking if I can and drinking soda for the bubbles helps. I hadn't been drinking soda at all for a really long time, like over a year except for the occasional one. But hey, whatever works. I already have another appointment on Tuesday!
Boobs don't really hurt but they have gotten pretty big and full. And I have a small cup size, so a little bit of growth feels really different.
I'm sorry you're going through that worry . When is your ultrasound again? It did make a world of difference after my appointment to help put that worry more at ease. And the increased symptoms and nausea help - I feel more classically pregnant. Last time I hardly had any symptoms, not that it necessarily means anything bad but I'm glad to have symptoms this time!
A big part of my problem with the nausea was that I just never felt hungry and I had aversions to pretty much every food. I've always struggled with forcing myself to eat when I'm not hungry and that made everything with the nausea so much harder. Since I started the meds, I've felt hungry so it's much easier to force food down and everything. I've noticed that if I let myself get too hungry or eat too much at once, I'll start getting nauseous again, but if I can avoid doing that, it's not too bad.
My ultrasound is scheduled for January 22, so just a little over a week away. I'm counting down the days Fortunately, I'll be pretty busy from now until then with school activities for the kids and college stuff for me, so that will help time pass faster. I'm still really nervous but I figure as long as my symptoms are still there and I don't have any bleeding, I should be okay. It's just very nerve-wracking, as I'm sure you understand. I think after my ultrasound (as long as everything goes well), I will feel a lot more at ease. It's the not knowing that's the hard part.
Hi ladies just quickly popping in, thanks ksquared for setting this board up and i really hope that i get to stick around in it but after by elation yesterday with my high beta i had an incident of brown spotting. Just one so far but im petrified, that coupled with almost no symptoms is making me fear the worst, i rang the epu and brought my scan forward to 6+1 which is on wednesday, but i fear its not going to end well.
Anyway hope you are both doing well and keep me in your thoughts.
Mommyxofxone - Of course you are invited!! I'm so sorry I didn't put you on the initial list. My stupid pregnancy brain, it slipped my mind! Please don't think anything of it. I'm so sorry. You and anyone else are always welcome. I'll add you to the list and update the thread name.
HopefullyOpto - I'm so sorry you're feeling so stressed and doubtful right now. The first tri is such a scary and uncertain time! Brown spotting seems to happen to a lot of ladies in early pregnancy. Amd they say as long as it isn't red or getting heavy, it can happen because the cervix is so sensitive. And your betas were right on! I'm so sorry it's caused you to stress. I really really hope it's nothing. You're still early to be feeling a ton of symptoms yet. And mine started then stopped then started back up again. I'm glad your scan date is a little earlier. It might be too early to see a heartbeat at 6+1, but hopefully they'll be able to tell that things are progressing as it should. Big big hugs! You deserve a healthy, sticky baby!!
Aidensxmomma - I've noticed the same thing with eating too much or letting myself get too hungry. Last night we went to dinner at a buffet and I feel like I barely ate anything. Definitely didn't get my money's worth, lol. Yay your scan date is getting closer! I was so so nervous at mine they had to take my blood pressure twice because the first one was high.
Afm - Yesterday I felt pretty good, with only a couple of instances of gagging so then of course I start to worry that my symptoms are easing up. But I think I'm just more on top of eating when I wake up and that seems to set the tone for the day. I've also had two nights in a row where I've slept pretty well. Hopefully the little bean will still be doing well when I go in again Tuesday. Supposedly I should be able to see him/her moving around by then. After that it'll probably be a stressful wait for two weeks until my next appointment, because my first baby stopped growing at 9 weeks and that's when I noticed my symptoms stopping.
Also, my legs have been SUPER itchy for a couple of weeks now, but especially this week. When I first googled it everyone said it was just hormones and increased blood flow that causes it. But then I googled again and saw all of these warning articles about a condition that can lead to stillbirth! It's something with the liver not functioning properly. Although, with that it usually doesn't start until 2nd or 3rd tri. So now I've freaked myself out a little. Will definitely ask my doc but I'm worried about waiting. Ugh.
Thanks, Mommyxofxone. I'm seeing my doctor on Tuesday so I figured I can wait a few days. It's not unbearable. And I read that the liver thing was on the palms and bottoms of the feet. Well, I guess I'll email her anyway in case she wants me to do any tests.
Your gender reveal is coming up really soon isn't it? Didn't you say the 18th? How exciting!! Any ideas about whether it's a boy or girl? I've heard about the baking soda test but I'm nervous to do it and get an idea in my head. Not sure when is the ideal time to do that test anyway, and I'm sure it's all hullabaloo.
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