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Old Dec 31st, 2010, 11:56 AM   31
svetayasofiya
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Thanks rottpaw (what's your real name btw?? lol) Do you suggest then that I go to a clinic and ask for a blood test? If I have a progesterone problem would it be too late if I waited to Jan 13th? (or even now?) I just have to stay positive. I am having a really hard time eating my lunch right now so I think there are plenty of hormones alive and well in me, lol. Went to the bathroom again and it's almost gone. It's a light beige now and heavily mixed with cm. When I had my mc it was more like the end of a period (dark brown and stringy).

I love what someone said in my journal- sometimes you have to just throw your hands up to God and enjoy. I'm not overly religious but I'll be saying a few prayers tonight.

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Old Dec 31st, 2010, 12:04 PM   32
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Thanks rottpaw (what's your real name btw?? lol) Do you suggest then that I go to a clinic and ask for a blood test? If I have a progesterone problem would it be too late if I waited to Jan 13th? (or even now?) I just have to stay positive. I am having a really hard time eating my lunch right now so I think there are plenty of hormones alive and well in me, lol. Went to the bathroom again and it's almost gone. It's a light beige now and heavily mixed with cm. When I had my mc it was more like the end of a period (dark brown and stringy).

I love what someone said in my journal- sometimes you have to just throw your hands up to God and enjoy. I'm not overly religious but I'll be saying a few prayers tonight.

xo
Hi Sveta,

My name is Angela, LOL. The Rottpaw screename comes from the fact that my first dog was a Rottweiler and I loved her dearly!

If it's slowed up or even stopping and you feel sick I probably would not stress about it, especially if it is really difficult for you to get in to see anyone. Will your GP or family doctor not see you earlier, or maybe your gynecologist? OB's here won't see us until 8 weeks either, but other docs will.

Definitley don't stress over it. Lucy said she's had it the whole time and I have heard similar stories from other women. It's just something that if you can get it checked easily, it might give you some peace of mind.

I do definitely agree that it's all up to God. At every stage of my pregnancy I have tried (though I'm not great about not worrying, LOL!) to leave it up to Him. So try not to stress, and just take it one day at a time!! The sickness doesn't last forever (or at least not nearly as bad) so just focus on getting through the early weeks for the moment!




 
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Old Dec 31st, 2010, 12:08 PM   33
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Hey Ladies,

Sorry I haven't been online for a couple of days but I have had not internet at home which sucked.

Anna I totally understand wanting to see the doc early, I am the same and spoke to my friend who is a midwife here to get me an appt earlier. They originally gave me an appt for 16th Jan but now I will see the doc on Monday morning as I explained that it has taken me 18mths and IVF to get a BFP and need reassurance that all is ok. She was so nice to me on the phone and understood my worry.

I think I will only ask for a beta blood test just to know that my numbers are ok and then leave the scan till 2 more weeks.

Here in the Middle East they seem to scan you very regulary which is good but I guess that is because it is on insurance so they make money from it.

As for symptoms I really don't have that many apart from dizziness at time, tiredness and peeing more often. So far no sore bbs or nausea and hoping that this stays away.

DH and I are staying in tonight also as he is poorly with a cold but I am not that bothered as I don't think I would stay awake till midnight anyways

It's great to have this thread with ladies our own age who share our concerns that come with being an expectant mum at our time of life. And it makes me really happy to know that so many of us have made it this far, got our BFP's and some are nearing the end of pregnancy. We have been through so much and we will soon be rewarded with gorgeous babies.

I wish you all a very happy and healthy 2011



 
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Old Dec 31st, 2010, 12:28 PM   34
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Hi Carole!

So good to see you back! Our internet was out for a day or so as well and both hubby and I are always sort of at loose ends when that happens. We both get annoyed and argue over what needs to happen to fix it LOL. I was blaming him this time because he has been home all week and monkeying around with all the A/V setup. I told him he MUST have done something LOL!

So glad you do not have any sickness yet! Hope it stays away for you! The sore bbs are less of an issue; uncomfortable for sure but not debilitating like the sickness can be.

i am interested by how many of us have had dizziness as one of the earliest symptoms, because I did not hear much about that before I got pregnant, but it sure was one of my most serious symptoms the first few weeks. Mine was so bad I could hardly drive at times and anytime I rolled over in bed too quickly I would get the spins. Yikes!

So glad to hear you can get betas easily and regular scans! Those first early scans especially are so reassuring. Think we got three in the first 12 weeks. Fun!

And I agree, I am SO happy for ALL of us here and praying that the rest of our TTC thread is able to join us SOON!

Happy New Year ladies!!



 
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Old Jan 1st, 2011, 11:01 AM   35
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morning ladies!! I am working AGAIN today. 6 days in a row but it is our busy season, so it will all be over soon. . . At least unti spring break.

thanks for all the info re: progesterone. It confirms what I had thougt and probably what my doc thought. I did go to the apothecary (sp) last night and bought some over the counter progesterone creme that enters ur system through your skin. Taked to my accupuncturist and she said it was a good idea. I'l let my doc know on monday what lm doing. Figure it can't hurt and it gives me some piece of mind. She is also testing blood again on monday to make sure numbes are going up like they should. I still feel pregnant but I am blesed not to feel too sick.

as for exercise, think I'll stick to my moderate hiking and cross country skiing, just not too much. Also thinking of getting back in the pool. Have heard it is very good exercise if pregnant because no stress on joints. I also want to find a yoga class for pregnant women. I have a confession, I am worried about getting huge during pregnancy. Of course the health of baby is first but if you saw how big some of my aunts are you'd be worried too!! LOL!!

ok lastly . . . I keep telling people!! I don't mean to but it comes out!! Last nigt when I saw acupuncturist she asked how our appt with the specialist went. Had to tel her we cancelled appt with specialist . . . Because we were pregnant. Ahhhhhh I want to keep this a secrete but I have perma grin and it leaks out. Did good this am and didn't tell a girl friend, but we have plans to get together next week with another friend for wine! Crap. Guess i'll order a non alcoholic beer before they get there and hope for the best.

Carol, glad you got a doc appt. Let us know how it goes!

Svet, hope all goes well, I say if it gives you piece of mind go for the blood tests, but with as sick as you are it does sound like the hormones are ragging!!!

have a good weekend everyone and so good to have our own thead!!

p.s. Rottpaw, my scren name is after my beloved old black lab that passed away last summer...love those dogs.



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Old Jan 1st, 2011, 11:05 AM   36
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oh,also fyi . . .was doing research on sweetners and apparently agave nectar isn't good if ur pregnant. Just an fyi. I used agave nectar in tea because of it's low glycemic index but now nothing. Ok that's it promise!



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Old Jan 1st, 2011, 20:33 PM   37
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Pablo, don't worry about telling people. It's inevitable LOL and I was so sick from the get go that I had to explain myself, partly because my boss guessed immediately after about the third day of calling in sick! Good for you sticking to exercise and keep it up as long as you can; by the last few months (at least if you're like me) you'll feel so heavy you won't even want to go up stairs LOL! And I've only gained 20lbs, but I'm smallish so it feels like 40 to my joints and muscles. Just sitting up in bed is a challenge, because I can't crunch forward at the waist anymore. It's a constant learning experience as my body changes more each day!

We spent all day today "taking down" Christmas decorations and I'm completely exhausted. I work a desk job during the week, so the contrast of busy/active weekends after a workweek of basic inactivity always makes me feel like I'm a hundred years old But at least it is finally done! It rained all day here so was a good day for chores.

Hugs and happy new year to all!



 
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Old Jan 2nd, 2011, 05:17 AM   38
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Lol rottpaw, it's funny how your body changes so gradually you hardly notice at first, and then suddenly you are having trouble getting out of a chair! I am having ligament pain at the mo, any pain down there makes me crazy even if its different from MC pain, so hate it, but I guess its a good thing. My belly button is still in place although alot shallower so I still look like I have two little bumps, or am just a bit fat lol I lost a stone with sickness at the start, so although have put back on 8 pounds, am still lighter than when I first got pregnant....

Pablo, I swore I wouldn't tell anyone 3rd time round, but of course I did, it's just too exciting!

My job involves running from one end of school to another (office to classroom) constantly, so I am getting my exercise there, but by home time I am completely done in so to speak, wish my job was easier!

Carole and Pablo, can't wait for your first scans! When are you having the bloods done Carole?



 
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Old Jan 2nd, 2011, 08:31 AM   39
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Lucy I do hope the ligament pain gets better for you. SEveral on our March thread (including me) have had it to varying degrees and it's no fun, but be assured it definitely has nothing to do with the health of the pregnancy; in fact it's a good sign your baby is gaining weight as she should (just bad for your hip ligaments LOL!) At about 20 weeks I had more of the uterine ligament pain, like stretching pains. Now I have the SPD kind, where it has to do with the ligament that holds your hips together, which loosens considerably in preparation for birth. I'm already pretty flexible so I was hoping it would not bother me too much, but I think the added flexibility now puts more pressure on my joints because everything hurts these days! But our munchkin seems to be doing fine, thank God.

His new thing is hiccups; he gets them about once a day right now and it's so cute! I was worried at first but then read they are a good sign that the baby is healthy and his lungs are developing strongly enough to be able to hiccup.

Well ladies we are off to my hometown for the day to visit some family that we did not get to see over Christmas. Four different stops at different places just sounds exhausting right now. Wish me luck as, much as I love them all, I wish I could just stay snuggled up here at home LOL!



 
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Old Jan 3rd, 2011, 06:01 AM   40
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Hi Ladies

I am wanting some advice, I went to the docs here today for my first appt and they did my HCG bloods. My levels are 71 which is a little low seeing that my 5 day blastocycsts were transferred on 20th Dec. I also had a very small amount of brown/pink discharge when i wiped yesterday, it really was tiny. I now have to have another blood test done on Wednesday morning but I am worried sick that some thing is not right and I will lose this baby.

Does anyone have any experience of HCG levels?

Thanks so much



 
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