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Old Feb 22nd, 2016, 13:55 PM   11
Kiwiberry
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Congratulations!!!

It took me 3 years a break and then another 2 years (so 5 total as well) to conceive our first Princess. Then it only took 17 months to get pregnant with our 2nd!

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Old Feb 23rd, 2016, 18:25 PM   12
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bubu and one - thanks for all the info! I will just have to ask my OBGYN about their protocol when I meet with her on the 22nd. I'll make a decision from that point on.

AFM - I am dying waiting for my u/s! My symptoms have basically gone away which just totally sent me on an emotional rollercoaster. I asked my nurse for one more beta tomorrow to maybe ease my mind and she said yes so I'll get that drawn tomorrow as well as my p4 and e2 levels.

I really can't believe they make you wait until 6.5 weeks for your first u/s! Ugh! I know whyyyy but it really is the longest wait ever. I've been completely unmotivated to do anything which is not good considering we are moving on Monday. DH has been great though and packed most of the kitchen and the living room.

9 days and counting.



 
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Old Feb 23rd, 2016, 19:08 PM   13
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How exciting to be moving!

Sucks to wait on the first u/s. I feel like time is just dragging. Have to wait till March 7th for mine. Glad your OH is helping out so much! I was going to tell you to take it easy when moving, but he probably has it covered! I will count down with you lol, the closer you get to yours means the closer I am to mine!



 
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Old Feb 23rd, 2016, 19:53 PM   14
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I'm sure you're fine. Symptoms will come and go. Mine didn't start until 6 weeks and some days every now and then I have no symptoms at all. Some people get super lucky and have very few or very mild symptoms. So it may be coming. Can't wait to hear your beta though. It's going to be so high! Just remember after 1200 it takes 72 hours to double and after 6000 > 96 hours to double. Glad dh is helping the move along. Ultrasound just next week! I always had to wait until after 7 weeks.



 
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Old Feb 23rd, 2016, 19:58 PM   15
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Thanks mo and kiwi! I am grateful that I only have to wait until 6 weeks but man oh man. I had no idea how hard this wait would be.

Mo - I was thinking about you earlier wondering if you got the results back from your blood draw last week. I hope everything is ok



 
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Old Feb 23rd, 2016, 20:32 PM   16
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Still waiting. I went and had another blood test that is 99% effective in ruling out major chromosome issues which will be back end of next week. Hoping to have Friday's results tomorrow. I'm a nervous wreck. It wasn't abnormal per se but Inge upper percentiles which mean increased risk.



 
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Old Feb 23rd, 2016, 20:34 PM   17
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The office did say if something was severely wrong they would call the dr right away instead of faxing results. And since turn round time is 1-2 business days and they received it yesterday I imagine (in my mind At least) if it was something really bad they would have called today. But the. I worry they didn't get bloodwork until today. So just a waiting game now. It sucks esp when I know baby looks completely normal.



 
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Old Feb 23rd, 2016, 20:41 PM   18
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Mo - I get it, I would be totally freaked out too but I really think it's going to be ok. I'll be waiting to hear an update sometime this week and then for sure next week



 
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Old Feb 24th, 2016, 02:22 AM   19
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My first pregnancy I had a specialist midwife due to my thyroid issues so was told then that a hospital midwife would be the one at Emma's birth, not the midwife I saw all through my pregnancy. It was all fine. Second pregnancy, I lived in another suburb so was with a different specialist clinic and was allowed to have a midwife outside of the clinic so I chose one close to my home, and she birthed Brodie

I didn't have proper birth plans at all, just said I basically wanted things to go as naturally as possible.



 
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Old Feb 24th, 2016, 16:10 PM   20
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Got the results of my blood work today.

e2 - 905
p4 - 18 (they said this is normal for a day that I did vivelle patches and not the PIO) They like to see it about 15 on vivelle days and above 20 on PIO days, so they're not changing anything.
HCG - 18,881 - I am 24DPO or 19dp5dt and I'm assuming that is good. I know there is such a wide range of good betas for the DPO I am but I really just wanted to test it to ease my mind a little bit since I've been having a hard time the past couple of days.

Also, I convinced my nurse to let me do my ultrasound on Wednesday instead of Thursday. The most obvious reason being that I'm super nervous and having to wait 1 less day is just .... so awesome! But there is a practical reason too. I have to get blood work done every Wednesday and driving to Stanford from our apartment during the week is such a nightmare traffic wise. So if I can do it all in 1 day it will save me driving troubles and my DH will only have to miss one morning of work instead of two! Woohoo for scan on Wednesday. After the HCG results I am now much more at ease with everything and the nurse was even more comfortable letting me do the scan on Wednesday because she wanted to make sure we would be able to see the heartbeat. She said she is almost 100% sure we will see the heartbeat with those numbers.

I am on cloud 9!

Oh and I did have a little bit of energy today and was able to pack the bathroom. Don't worry I didn't lift anything heavy and I just sat on the floor and cleared out the cabinets so everything is fine but I am really happy I was able to help out. I have felt like a useless person lately because I'm pretty unmotivated to do anything and part of that is because my energy levels just suck.

I was thinking of getting my iron levels checked because of my lack of energy. What do you girls think? It's not that I'm necessarily tired either, because I can't sleep when I lay down. I just have no energy to DO anything. It's so weird. Just thinking that maybe iron pills will help?

Mo - any news?

How is everyone else doing?



 
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