- 2 years ago
- Wedding: January 2010
Hi! I didn’t see an October 2013 babies board, so I decided to make one. Hope to get to know all you other October mama’s well in the coming months. Let’s do a little survey to make it fun!
When did you get your pos/what cycle day were you on?: Jan 24th at 7:30am/CD25
How many DPO were you before you saw that second line?: 12DPO and it was a super faint line on a Walmart 88cent cheapie. After work I stopped and got a First Response Gold Digital and Clear Blue Easy Digital to confirm. I did them at about 1pm (after a 5 hour hold)and got Yes + and Pregnant on both within about one minute! I got a confirmation at my doctor’s office this morning, as well as a quantitative HCG blood test to see exactly how much of it I have in my system. Should be getting those results on Monday.
After how many cycles of trying did you get this BFP?: Two.
Estimated Due Date?: October 7th (I’ve always wanted a Fall baby!)
Is this your first child? If not, how many siblings does this sweet little bean have?: This is our first.
Have you told anyone/when do you plan to tell at least the important people in your life (family/best friends)?: We told my parents and I told my sister, brother and all of my bridesmaids (best friends) yesterday. We’re going to tell my husband’s parents and brother tonight (and maybe a few of his very close friends) and we will tell the rest of the world/FB in a few months. I know it’s super early to be telling people, but if something should go wrong (God forbid!!) we would want their support and we are just glad to share our joy with them!
What symptoms have you been feeling (if any)?: Oh gosh, I feel like I have a whole laundry list of them. Engorged/darker/sore nipples, period-like cramps. lower back pain, feeling like I have a bad cold and am pretty lethargic, heavy/fuller breasts, dry mouth, headaches…
Anything you’ve given up so far?: I am a big coffee/tea drinker and they are mixed reports on what teas are okay and which ones are not, so I just gave up black and green tea, along with anything that has chamomile or red raspberry leaf. I haven’t read anything bad about Rooibos tea, so I drink a cup or two of that a day. No more artificial sweeteners, so Pepsi Max and Cherry Coke Zero are out and due to caffeine and sugar content, I don’t think I’ll be drinking the regular versions. I’ve switched from full caffeine coffee (a few times a day) to one cup of half-caff coffee in the morning, to help kick the headache, bc one measley Tylenol does not really help. =P I was not much of a drinker and I don’t smoke, so I haven’t had to deal with that. They say you can only take baths at about 100 degrees F, and mine are usually about 105, so I’m just gonna take cooler showers and skip baths altogether, to be safe. I also stopped eating deli meat (just in case) and I think that’s about it? I know I may sound crazy, but I just don’t want anything to go wrong!!
HAPPY AND HEALTHY 9 MONTHS TO ALL OF YOU FELLOW MAMAS! SO EXCITING!!
Oh and if you want, feel free to post those gorgeous pee sticks! haha
I don’t have a good picture of the very first test (1/24 am, but here are the ones from 1/24pm), bc I was rushing to work and the line was really faint, it barely showed up in the picture.