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Old Jan 3rd, 2011, 07:19 AM   41
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Hello ladies

Wondering if I can join you? I was 36 when I had my first and am now 38 and preg with #2.



 
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Old Jan 3rd, 2011, 07:23 AM   42
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Hey ladies,

Please can I join you?! Wasn't part of the previous thread as only just joined b&b.

Just turned 37 and due on the 1st Sept with my first!!
Have to confess that it was an accident (a very much wanted accident) we had planned on waiting a month or two, but feel SO lucky and grateful that it happened without a struggle, and also ridiculous for having a slip up at my age!

Anyone else still feel like a teenager and can't quite believe they will be an old Mum...?? never meant to leave it this late but time kind of just crept up on us. So happy but also TERRIFIED and trying to not get too excited til I know will all be ok.

Huge congratulations to all of you!! I feel almost guilty that it was so easy for me to conceive but not through the woods yet so let's wait and see. Really good to find people of a similar age and with the same worries. Had a MC this time last year and have had mild cramping on and off since 4 weeks but trying to relax about it and accept that don't have much control over things at this stage.

So far my boobs are ENORMOUS, none of my bras fit already; am SO thirsty it's ridiculous, and more tired than have ever been in my life. Have to go back to work in a few days and honestly don't know how I will cope. I'm freelance and work short contracts so if I don't work I don't get paid, and if I tell people I'm pregnant the sad truth is I probably won't get much work as the job's really stressful and people are pretty ruthless....

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Old Jan 3rd, 2011, 10:18 AM   43
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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
Hi Carole, I have no clue about HCG levels. Just wanted to show some support!! I've seen people post ranges of HCG levels on this board before. I wouldn't worry prematurely. Some peoples HCG levels take longer to increase than others. You could be right on track. Think about how many people don't even get a positive HPT until a week or longer after their missed period?

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Hello ladies

Wondering if I can join you? I was 36 when I had my first and am now 38 and preg with #2.
Welcome!!!

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Hey ladies,

Please can I join you?! Wasn't part of the previous thread as only just joined b&b.

Just turned 37 and due on the 1st Sept with my first!!
Have to confess that it was an accident (a very much wanted accident) we had planned on waiting a month or two, but feel SO lucky and grateful that it happened without a struggle, and also ridiculous for having a slip up at my age!

Anyone else still feel like a teenager and can't quite believe they will be an old Mum...?? never meant to leave it this late but time kind of just crept up on us. So happy but also TERRIFIED and trying to not get too excited til I know will all be ok.

Huge congratulations to all of you!! I feel almost guilty that it was so easy for me to conceive but not through the woods yet so let's wait and see. Really good to find people of a similar age and with the same worries. Had a MC this time last year and have had mild cramping on and off since 4 weeks but trying to relax about it and accept that don't have much control over things at this stage.

So far my boobs are ENORMOUS, none of my bras fit already; am SO thirsty it's ridiculous, and more tired than have ever been in my life. Have to go back to work in a few days and honestly don't know how I will cope. I'm freelance and work short contracts so if I don't work I don't get paid, and if I tell people I'm pregnant the sad truth is I probably won't get much work as the job's really stressful and people are pretty ruthless....

SP xx
Welcome also!! Btw- I TOTALLY feel like a teenager still! LMAO. But I can't wait to be a mom! I just feel like I'll be a young cool mom when in reality I am old....



 
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Old Jan 3rd, 2011, 10:45 AM   44
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Welcome Codegirl and Sweet Potato and of course you can join us! We're glad to have you!

Code, I remember you from the March thread. We are almost there! Whee!!!

Sweet Potato - all those symptoms sound perfectly normal! Hang in there, it does get better LOL!

Carole - try not to stress!! From what I recall, the doubling rate of HCG is MUCH more important than the level itself. They look for it to double every 2-3 days, and you will have a much better feel for what's going on when they retest you. Are they also checking your progesterone? Usually that's part of the beta test.

Here is the chart I referred to when I was at the early stages. It gave me a lot of comfort as it shows the wide range of numbers that are possible!

http://www.advancedfertility.com/earlypre.htm

to all! I have today off (woohoo!!!!) and will be working around the house to try to get a few things organized to begin the new year right!



 
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Old Jan 3rd, 2011, 11:41 AM   45
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Hey Ladies,

Carol, I too had low HCG numbers for how far along they thought I was and I freaked originally. However did some research and the range for number is really big, so don't fret. Also I read that while many believe the numbers should double in 2-3 days in reality many healthy pregnancies only increase 50-60% and it's fine. I had another blood check this AM to make sure my numbers are increasing as they should but i feel pretty confident everything is good. Bouts of nausea and dizziness, sore boobs I feel that the hormones are doing their thing. Don't worry unnecessarily, you are still really early in the pregnancy and plenty of time for numbers to come up, as long as their increasing you should be good. DO you have a second blood draw scheduled to compare numbers?

Welcome to all the new ladies!!!

AFM, had a HORRIBLE night last night. I got a flu shot yesterday per doc instructions, and my body did not react well, fever of 102, aches, chills, and on top of it nausea and heartburn. Must have been one of the worst nights of sleep I've gotten in a long time. I have an acupuncture appt this AM and then I'm going to take a nap and go into work late. Anyone else get a flu shot???? Worried all night I was cooking the baby.

Rottpaw, I am really excited to get the bump!! I know you're struggling, but I can't wait for the mama bump. Hang in there!!

Lucy, Wow you haven't gained much weight at all. Are you showing? I think your about 24 weeks???

Have a good day ladies!!!

Anna



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Old Jan 3rd, 2011, 11:50 AM   47
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p.s.s. is anyone afraid to poop, afraid that you'll push out the baby? Or am I freak???



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Old Jan 3rd, 2011, 11:56 AM   48
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Nope, I understand the "poop fear". It can really feel like the baby is going to "pop" right out, specially if you get consipated. My dr reasures me that it won't happen

TMI I know



 
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p.s.s. is anyone afraid to poop, afraid that you'll push out the baby? Or am I freak???
OMIGOD yes!!!!!



 
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Old Jan 3rd, 2011, 13:16 PM   50
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p.s.s. is anyone afraid to poop, afraid that you'll push out the baby? Or am I freak???
LOL you are not a freak! I think everyone worries about that at first! I worried for weeks, and then about 6-10 weeks on our March thread, most of us started to struggle with constipation and hearing everyone's stories made me feel much better!

And you'll have your baby bump in no time! I love having the bump and knowing baby is right there. So precious! I just wish there was more room for my stomach in there, so I could eat without so much heartburn. About the time appetite returns, heartburn and reflux kick in. Always something to look forward to!

I am sorry you had such a bad night! You will adjust as you go along - it's amazing how little sleep we can function on when we have to. I hope you rest better tonight. There is a wonderful "honeymoon" period in 2nd tri where you'll feel great, eat well and sleep well, so try to keep that goal in mind!

So today I am washing and putting away all the baby gear (mostly clothes - soooooo cute!!) that our family got the baby for Christmas. Everything is so tiny and adorable! Even hubby was marveling at how little everything is - he helped fold a load of clothes yesterday. Well, I say he helped. He stacked them, not so much folded LOL. Think he can't figure out how in the world to fold things so tiny!



 
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