TTC #1- Looking for buddies!

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  1. SunnyBe

    SunnyBe Well-Known Member

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    Yayyyy that's quite a big difference from last time and definitely a good sign that the outcome of this pregnancy will also be different! The progesterone could cause some of these symptoms for sure, but yeah, could also be that this little one is already acting out ;)
     
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    Is it sneak peek time yet Dream? :D
     
  3. Dream143r

    Dream143r Well-Known Member

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    @SunnyBe I believe it is. heehee I'm 7w1d today and I'll do the test this morning. Hopefully I'll get the results by Friday.
     
  4. SunnyBe

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    Wooow so there's a chance you'll know before the weekend starts!! So exciting! Keep in mind there's a chance you'll get the dreaded: "not enough fetal DNA" message because it's still a little early, but you probably know that already :)
     
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    Even worse - I collected my sample, boxed it all up and then realized they didn't send me the return shipping label! It wasn't included in the kit. I've had bad luck with SP the past couple go arounds. Urgh. I've emailed them and asked them to email me a label. We'll see how long that takes. Apparently the blood sample is preserved for 30 days so I don't have to worry about it sitting on my desk for a day or two. Butttttt making me impatient lol.
     
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    Ahhh that's frustrating! Hope they'll get back to you quickly.
     
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    They sent me the new shipping label this afternoon. I'm headed to the post office now. Though it probably won't go anywhere until tomorrow at this point. With the Canadian ones it goes to Quebec and then from there to California.....soooo who knows when I'll see results but I'll keep you guys looped in for sure.
     
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    Don't mind me over here. Just drowning in my gender disappointment sorrows. Got the results this evening. It's a girl.
     
  9. SunnyBe

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    Sorry it's not what you hoped for Dream. Seems like your little man is really meant to be a big brother to a little sister!

    I remember you felt disappointed last time and I'm just going to copy those same pros and cons again this time, because it's still valid. In time you'll really feel better, I just know it, but today is not that day. Hang in there!

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    Dream, ahhww!! How are you feeling today? Those first few days will be the hardest. So allow yourself to "grieve" a little. If it takes your DH a little longer, that's fine too! When you're ready (and I know that now may not be that time), here's why I think in a few months from now, you'll absolutely love having a girl.

    - Soooo many clothes to choose from (and no, they don't have to be pink!). Any baby department carries like 10 million more girl clothes than boy clothes. And they're seriously beyond cute so just picking up one or two items and imagining a little girl in them will help!

    - Your little man will be a big brother to a baby sister! How cool is that! He'll probably be overprotective and such like any big brother would be, but she'll love that about him too. And studies have shown that boys that grow up with a sister treat women (on average) better than those without.

    - Your DH will be the center of this girl's world! It's sad but true for us mama's but there really seem to be a bias to many girls preferring their dad over mom. I was like nahhh not going to happen to us, I'm way too cool for that. But nope. My little girl is all about dad and I'm just an afterthought most days lol.

    - People probably won't bug you asking when you'll plan to have a third baby to "try for a girl". Something Amber, Tb, and me can probably expect (Tb and me with a boy). No, we don't need to have at least one of each to have a happy family, is probably what we have to end up saying. But as most movies etc. tell the world; you already have that perfect ratio of boys/girls so you probably won't get that question!

    - You get to teach her how to become a strong, independent woman! No one better to start that process than her own mama! And I'm sure you'll do an excellent job at that!

    - I'm putting this in the + column too... but in a few years, you get to teach her all about her menstrual cycle and such :D With all the stuff we know about TTC-related things, I kinda feel that we need to do something useful with that info. So what better way than to teach our girls all about our hormones, what symptoms they might experience when they ovulate, when to expect their periods... things that some other moms would probably shy away from leaving those poor girls to wonder what's going on with their bodies.

    Anyway, girls are awesome. And I know this list may not be what you're looking for right now but I'm sure that the moment you hold her, your heart will melt and you can't even imagine wanting her to be a boy. Know that that time will come. But also allow yourself to just feel sad about not getting another boy right now. That's completely fine and normal too!! And hey, we're always here for you if you want to talk!
     
  10. tbfromlv

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    Dream I’m so glad this pregnancy seems to be going better! I’m sorry to hear the results weren’t what you wanted. I want to echo everything Sunny said though! I hope the disappointment fades quickly. In the meantime, sending you lots of virtual hugs and love.
     
  11. Dream143r

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    Hey Guys
    I'm still pouting about having a girl. 8-[ :pink:

    @SunnyBe
    I actually totally disregarded reading your post because I just simply wasn't ready at the time. I was "happy" to just be upset. I read it this morning and it of course offered similar comforts as it did the first time, thank you. I'm not thrilled about the idea of a daughter yet, but I know eventually I'll get there.

    Having my scan last week Friday was the tiniest bit helpful. Saw her little body, heartbeat and stubby limbs. I was measuring 1 day ahead 8w5d at the time which would make me 9w3d today and adjust my DD to June 5.

    My next scan is November 23 at 12w2d. They saw a cyst on my left ovary during my scan, my family doc isn't too worried about it but they're going to monitor it anyways. If all goes well at my 12w scan I can quit the progesterone suppositories. They're really becoming a pain. It's not that difficult or anything, just an extra chore at night before I go to bed when I'm already exhausted.

    I get transferred from my family doc to my OB at my first OB appt December 14, I'll be 15w2d by then. Seems like things are moving very quickly with this pregnancy. Thinking about potentially doing a social media announcement for Christmas.
     
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    Here she is...


    Bonus pic of my boy cause he's just so cute... he was a shark for Halloween


    How are you guys doing? Should be getting close now Sunny, right?
     
  13. tbfromlv

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    Ooh that little gummy bear!!!
    Dream- Kaydence was going to be a shark too ( Mommy Shark to be exact) but they ran out of her size when I finally decided to buy it. So she went as Snow White instead (babysitter saved the day with her dress up area lol)

    K has been sleeping in a big girl bed at the babysitter since I’ve returned to work and we officially did it at home this last weekend. She’s doing great. It’s so bittersweet to see all this happen.. lose the diapers, sleep in a big bed, and hold entire conversations. Like.. where did my baby go?!

    Sunny are you getting anxious? You’re due this month aren’t you?
     
  14. SunnyBe

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    Ahh don't your little ones look cute! One dressed as a shark, the other as a gummy bear :D

    Tb, it is so weird how they go from being helpless little monsters to all of a sudden having an adult conversation with them lol. Mine talks non-stop alllll day and it's driving me nuts :D

    37 weeks over here. I tested positive for Group B Strep and will need 4 hours of antibiotics during labor. It sucks because it means I have to go in asap when contractions start or my water breaks, just to make sure I'll get a full dose in. Because even though it's a harmless gut bacteria (that has a pretty high chance of resolving on its own in the next few weeks), it can be really dangerous for babies. I know someone whose baby didn't make it :(
     
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    Omg, that is awful!

    I am so excited for you Sunny! Is big sister excited too? I hope your girls have such a great bond.
     
  16. Dream143r

    Dream143r Well-Known Member

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    Oh wow - I never really knew what the Group B strep was all about.

    Are you feeling any Braxton Hicks or anything yet?

    11w1d for me - we've officially made it further than last time. I don't think I'll ever feel fully comfortable but right now I'm focused in on 14 weeks and feeling a little relief at that point.
     
  17. SunnyBe

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    38.5 weeks and so far so good :) I don't mind being pregnant for another 2 weeks or so, but we'll see how things go!

    Are you doing NIPT Dream? You've made it past the most crucial parts so I feel confident your little girl will be just fine!!
     
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    NT Scan and bloodwork booked for next Tuesday at 12w2d. The extra genetics testing costs $500 because I'm not high risk. If they see anything funky in the regular bloodwork then they with do the deeper dive for free.
     
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    Ok I keep coming on to see if you’ve gone into labor, @SunnyBe!

    I hope you can get to a calmer place soon dream!almost to 2nd tri!!
     
  20. SunnyBe

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    I'll update you guys as soon as there are any changes :D Just not holding my breath as #1 was 10 days late ;)
     
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