TTC #1 Hopeful and Obsessed! lol

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  1. BelleNuit

    BelleNuit Well-Known Member

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    I think it's really great that you two can go through this together after trying for such a long time!

    I actually don't feel left out. I'd be super pissed and frustrated if I got pregnant right now! I want to see this fitness thing through and I have other long term goals in mind that I want to pursue that would be impossible to do with a baby. I am delighting in all of the things my body can do!
     
  2. puma1986

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    Belle: You go girl! Your dedication is awesome!

    Green: And then there's things like lemongrass! I was desperately craving lemongrass soup and found out lemon grass can cause severe birth defects! Just do a quick search before consuming anything :) The first trimester was hell. I was sick all day every day and had awful constipation. Make sure you're eating fiber rich foods to help with that! Now that I've slid into the second trimester I am starting to feel a bit more like myself and its wonderful! Have you set up your first OB appt yet?
     
  3. greenarcher

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    I have! For Valentines day, because I'm a huge dork.

    Got progesterone and HCG back: 19 for progesterone (YAY) and 322 for HCG. And that's on only 15 DPO (MAX, might be 13 DPO). I've heard ectopics and twins can result in higher HCG. It's probably nothing, but I can't help but think about the options. Maybe I just implanted on like, 6 DPO? IDK.

    It's great to hear you're feeling normal again. I don't have any symptoms really, yet. My boobs are sore when I poke them, and I'm tired, but I've also pulled back my coffee intake, so that could explain that.

    I'm waiting for everything to hit.
     
  4. puma1986

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    I seriously wouldn't worry about HCG levels at this point. I had high HCG levels, too :) It likely just means you're having a healthy pregnancy and your body is working hard to help your growing baby. :) I love that your appointment is scheduled for the 14th!

    I think you'll find that your symptoms will change on a daily basis - as will any cravings you might have. My BB's have been constantly sore since about 20 DPO. You'll probably start feeling super bloated here soon and if you are a tummy sleeper like me, then sleeping on your tummy might become uncomfortable. This is still something that I struggle with on a nightly basis. I ordered a pregnancy pillow on Amazon the other day so I'm excited to get it!

    When you start feeling nauseous, I recommend the following:

    -Pure peppermint tea (I was putting like 3 bags per cup)
    -Peppermint Hard Candies (Only with real peppermint oil)
    -I found out that drinking liquid with your meals actually increases nausea, so drink 30 minutes before or after your meal
    -Eat small frequent meals and keep snacks in your purse and car
    -Sugar can actually increase nausea in early pregnancy
    -Drink lots and lots and lots of water!

    I'm only about 2 months ahead of you so if you want any suggestions at any point I'm happy to let you know things that worked for me! :)


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  5. BelleNuit

    BelleNuit Well-Known Member

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    Yay sounds like things are progressing normally and that you're having a strong and healthy pregnancy! Great news!
     
  6. BelleNuit

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    Hi ladies, I thought I'd update since I found out this morning THAT I'M FUCKING PREGNANT!!! Holy Shit! lol. That only took 2 years and 8 months. This was a surprise bfp. We had given up 8 months ago and were pursuing a childfree lifestyle.

    I guess you just never fucking know lol. Now I just hope more than anything that it all turns out okay. I'm only 4 weeks, but the line I saw today was nice and strong.

    Now for some long, slow breaths. Holy man!!!
     
  7. puma1986

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    Hooray! Congratulations! I told you that it would happen!

    My son was born on June 19th. I developed severe preeclampsia and had an emergency c section when he was only 34.6 weeks gestation. We spent two weeks in the NICU but our little guy is now doing great and we are at home. :)

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  8. BelleNuit

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    Oh my goodness! What a handsome little dude! I'm glad everything worked out okay! Congratulations!!
     
  9. greenarcher

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    GUYS WE ALL DID IT.

    IM SO PUMPED FOR YOU BELLE!!

    And puma, HE IS ADORABLE
     
  10. BelleNuit

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    Honestly Green I can't even believe it lol
     
  11. puma1986

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    I actually just became a bit choked up. I first posted on this thread on March 27th, 2016.

    TWO YEARS and FIVE MONTHS ago.

    Remembering the tears and frustration. Encouraging each other while simultaneously being excited but also silently broken hearted as each of our forum members landed their BFP.....

    And here we are. I'm laying in bed reminiscing about our journey of infertility together while my beautiful baby boy sleeps on my chest. It's all almost unreal. It has been a long journey ladies, but all three of us have made it. Belle, I know it must be hard not to worry about miscarrying but DONT. Enjoy your pregnancy! Eat healthy, take your vitamins, and take photos along the way! Green, your baby should be arriving any day, right?! My son arrived almost 6 weeks too early so I might be off thinking about your due date!
     
  12. puma1986

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    And thanks ladies! He is a pro at making grumpy faces lol! I cant even make half od the facial expressions that he is somehow capable of!
     
  13. greenarcher

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    Im guessing I'll go over my due date (sept 26) and have an October baby, so not too soon.

    6 weeks early scares me (since I'm just over 7 weeks out)!! My BP has been pretty steady in the 110s, so hopefully no early induction for me. 2 weeks in NICU is not bad! Did you have an okay time of it? Duo you have an IG or somewhere you post his pics? I'd love to follow!
     
  14. puma1986

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    Yeah my BP was good too until it wasn't. A few days prior to my emergency c section I started feeling off. Everyone said it looked as though I was expanding by the hour. One day before my csection I went in for a routine OB checkup. My blood pressure was 149/95 (usually 110/70) and I had developed a headache the day prior that just wouldnt go away. I had protein in my urine at a level of 298 (300 is the criteria to preeclampsia lol!) So the doc admitted me to the hospital that day. My headache continued to,grt progressively worse and they gave me every medication under thr sun to make it disappear. None of them worked. I was in tears by the time the doctor swung back through that morning and had an iceberg wrapped around my head because it hurt so bad. Within 20 minutes of her arriving to my room, I was being prepped for my emergency c section.

    After the csection I only got to see my son for a very brief moment because he wasnt breathing correctly. They rushed him down to the NICU and my husband followed. I was told that once I could move around they would take me down to see him. You bet your ass that six hours later I was walking.

    The stay in the NICU was intense. He had a feeding tube down his nose and a CPAP machine to help his breathing. Every time his oxygen level dipped below 90, the machine which monitored his vitals would freak out. He struggled with interrmittent breathing (taking a couple breaths and then holding his breath or forgetting to take a breath) for a good chunk of the time there. This also set off the alarms. I didnt leave that NICU room for two weeks straight. I stayed by his side the entire time. I lived on his schedule. Every three hours he would get his diaper changed, and be fed a specific amount of breast milk or formula. Every day at 1000am exactly my husband and I would sit around a large table and listen to 10-12 specialists and nurses recap his progress the day prior and discuss what needed to happen during that day. It was as though we were living in the twilight zone and disconnected from the world. We wanted so desperately to bring him home bit terrified that he would be sent home too early. It was difficult disconnecting him from the machines which monitored his vitals because at least they gave us reassurance that everything was okay. I wasnt prepared to have my son so soon but thank God he graduated from the NICU and he is home with us now.

    Setting up an IG is a great idea. I'll look into it! :)

    *Sorry for any typos. Responding on phone at 4am and sleep deprived lol
     
  15. BelleNuit

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    That all sounds terrifying puma! I'm glad it worked out okay!

    I know when I first joined bnb over two years ago I thought FOR SURE it would happen quickly. Then I thought FOR SURE it would happen the following year, then I thought DEFINITELY this year. Then I gave up completely LOL life is unpredictable. I hope things continue to go well because I want this baby. I'm going to the doc today to get blood work results back. Hopefully all is well
     
  16. Bella12

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    Hey ladies! I just wanted to say congratulations to you all and your journeys. I'm so happy for you!
     
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