Congrats Mrs H!!!
And welcome to the rest!!!
This wait until my 10 week ultrasound is taking forever. I can't believe it's only been a week since we found out about the twins, but I just want to see them again and make sure all is ok.
Got my doppler in the mail last night. The directions are so confusing that I put it away. I started watching a You Tube video, and I'm going to try it tonight.
@grecianern: Just a word of caution about the home dopplers! I posted a forum here back when I was about 8 weeks along asking for feedback on them because I desperately wanted to rent one - we lost our first pregnancy to mc and it was driving me crazy to have to wait for the next doctor's appointment. But I got *so much* negative feedback on them, and so many cautions, that we ended up deciding against it - but I'll also add that my hubby was uncomfortable with the idea from the beginning (he prefers to let the doctor do it all). Anyway, what the commenters were saying is that it can be really, really hard to find your own baby's heart beat - especially this early in the game for you. So lots of women have bought/rented them, only to not be able to find a heartbeat, and then completely panicked and gone racing off to their doctor just to find out things are ok. The stories I got really ended up making me more nervous about it so that's why we ended up waiting for the doctor's visit.
Anyway, you've already bought it and believe me, I 100% understand the motivation, just wanted to put this out there in case you hadn't heard the stories like I did. Just remember that if you can't find the heart beats, breathe and don't freak out (I know I would)! Most likely they're in there and they are just fine!!!
Please do let us know how it goes once you figure out how to get the thing working, I'd love to hear your experience with it. I'm on an eternal wait until July 16th for our next scan and I still have the home doppler rental in the back of my mind. Everyone says you can relax once you pass the first trimester - but sorry, that's apparently not working for me! Good luck! :)
I usually don't come onto this forum since I'm not a mom or ttc, but I just want to congratulate everyone who's gotten good news lately! :) It's awesome to see so many NB regulars expecting at the same time. I'm expecting lots of beautiful names in 2014!
Missusaytch - my doc's usual schedule is to draw blood at 6 weeks to check HCG / progesterone levels - then have you come in between 8-10 weeks for your first ultrasound. My last doctor followed the same type of schedule but she ordered the blood test as soon as I called to make a first appointment (so it was probably at 4 weeks). I say you just call and ask for the test - it isn't hard for them to order and may put your mind at rest. I wish they wouldn't make us all wait so many weeks for that first appointment but I guess there isn't much to see (or hear) really early on.
Eek! I can finally join this thread. Of course, I'm at the very end of the spectrum- I'm due March 23rd, 2014. I can hardly wait to know the gender!
Hey guys! I called the doc today and the nurse said unless I am spotting, they will wait until my appt in three weeks to do blood testing. And I am okay with that. I will only be about 7 weeks at that point and they will schedule an ultrasound right away. Of course there is some anxiety but I am doing my best to relax and enjoy and bask and trust and all that good stuff. :-)
I woke up with a headache and had it aaaallll day. I felt a few twinges of nausea this morning but it went away after I ate something.
I have laid down all day. As long as I don't move around a lot my head doesn't hurt too bad. Oof.
I'm still having a few random little crampy twinges every now and again. Boobs still not very sore. I am DEFINITELY more sensitive to smells and definitely have a lot of saliva in my mouth.
It is still really hard to believe I am actually honest to God pregnant. It still feels like a dream. I installed about 400 prenancy apps on my phone and I am pinteresting my ass off.
I hope everyone is doing well. Happy knockedupedness!
Pinkcandle, I think your EDD is wrong. I am just barely past my missed period at around 4 weeks pregnant and my EDD is 2/28. If you were due 3/24 you would not even have ovulated yet, let alone implanted. May want to try a different calculator. :-)
Congrats, everyone! I'm just going to tentatively hop onboard. Just got a positive test this morning, with an EDD of March 3rd. I just *knew* earlier this week, started seeing some signs midweek, and finally tested today.
Happy, healthy nine to everyone :)
Congrats again to everyone! So exciting to see all you wonderful Berries in this group!
Hurray, tk! Congrats and best wishes!
After my progesterone freak out (don't even ask) and all the cramping today I took another HPT to comfort myself. I can't even tell you how scared I was but I had nothing to fear. It was a tad stronger positive and it wasn't FMU this time either but late night. So I feel a bit better. :-)
The cramping is annoying. It started in earnest this evening and seems to intensify when I stand, walk or move a lot. It never lasts for more than a few seconds though, and it feels a little different from AF, more pulling and lower.
It's one of those things where if I KNEW it was all good and not a bad sign I would welcome every bit of pain.
How is everyone else feeling? Good, I hope! I am so looking forward to start finding out genders from all of y'all!
Oooh! Maybe we should all do the Chinese gender predictor and see how many turn out accurate. Mine says girl.