Post # 1
Just figured I’d create a spot for us “newly” positive folks! This early part of pregnancy can be full of a lot of unexpected things and trepidation about the weeks to come. So let’s support one another and put some info about ourselves:
Date of BFP: 09/11/11
Estimated Due Date: May 15, 2012
First Doctors Appt: September 20th EEK!
How are you feeling?: Tired, very tender breasts, and already beginning to get morning sickness
Advice: Don’t do more than you usually would do and think positive!!
Post # 3
Date of BFP: 8/2/11
Estimated Due Date: 4/30/12
How Many Weeks and what fruit?: 7 weeks, 1 day! Blueberry!
First Doctors Appt: 9/26 ultrasound, 9/28 first prenatal
How are you feeling?: Comes and goes but some tiredness, nauseau, bloated after eating and starving an hour later. VERY thirsty all the time.
Advice: Listen to your body and try not to feel guilty! I’m going to try and follow my own advice!
Good idea and advice! 🙂 I thougth it might be fun to add how many weeks and fruit we are?
Post # 4
@Redgerber LOVE your idea!! Anything else anyone wants to add please be my guest!
I believe I am just 4 weeks and 1 day right now and my “fruit” is Poppy Seed! lol
Post # 5
Hi Ladies!! I am excited to join you! I just got my BFP this morning!!
Date of BFP: 9/13/11
Estimated Due Date: May 21, 2012
How many weeks/what fruit: 4 weeks/poppy seed
First Doctor Appointment: I need to get an appointment!!
How are you feeling: Mild cramps for the last 3 days, otherwise I feel good!
Advice: Take it easy, stay hydrated and I am going to start to eat better!
I am still in disbelief that my test was positive this morning!! Did you girls call your OB/GYN right away? Do they usually want to see you at 6 weeks or later? I need to find a new OB since we have moved a year ago I have just seen my general doctor.
Post # 6
You should call ASAP to set up an appointment. Ask for recommendations from co-workers and any friends/family. Or even online via any local mom support forum? Don’t be afraid to change OB/GYNs mid pregnancy if you’re not happy with them.
Post # 7
I think I’ll join in too!
Date of BFP: 9/13/11 (today!) – it was a faint line, so I’ll continue testing the next couple days just to make sure I wasn’t seeing things this morning.
Estimated due date: 5/25/2012
How many weeks/what fruit: 3 weeks, 4 days. Is there anything smaller than a poppyseed?
First doctor’s appointment: I’m going to wait until Thursday to make an appointment (when I’ll test with a “good quality” stick)
How are you feeling: minor cramps but otherwise okay. Boobs seem a little bigger – my cups were overflowing a bit, which made me test 2 days earlier than I was planning.
ETA: bloating. Definitely feeling bloated.
Advice: Just breathe! I’m definitely looking forward to water aerobics tonight to help me burn off some of this energy. And now that I got a faint pink, stay away from the leftover booze in the fridge!
I haven’t told Darling Husband yet – mainly because I’m not entirely sure I believe the results myself. But here was my plan – test tomorrow with another wondfo HPT strip, if positive I’ll buy a “good” test. Test Thursday morning with the good test. If positive, I was planning to go to Target to buy a cute onesie. Then I’ll bring that home and give to Darling Husband as an little anniversary present (our anniversary is on Saturday). Thoughts?
Post # 8
Yay, there’s so many new positives on the bee!
Date of BFP: 9/2/11
Estimated Due Date: May 16, 2012
How many weeks/what fruit: 4 weeks, 6 days /poppy seed
First Doctor Appointment: 9/29, I can hardly wait. I need confirmation there’s something in there!
How are you feeling: So tired and thirsty, but I have a wicked cold, so that could have something to do with it too. Boobs are getting a little more tender and indegestion and nausea have been creeping in after dinner.
Advice: @nskillet: Def need to remember to think positive, it’s hard not to be a little freaked out at this point.
@ms.walter: My Dr. didn’t want to see me until 7 weeks, and from what I’ve read on the boards it varies a lot. Some want to see you at 6 weeks, some not until 8-9 weeks. I got a real faint positive at only 9dpo, so I waited a few days until I got a dark positive before I called my OB. You should try calling your regular doctor and see if they have a recommendation for OBs in the area.
Post # 9
@Goldilocks1107: Whay a great anniversary present! I think that’s a great idea, but maybe just because I did something similar. We were supposed to leave for our anniversary trip on Labor Day weekend, so i tested the Friday before and got a positive. I wrapped up a little onesie and gave it to Darling Husband as an early anniversary present. He was a littel confused, so I had to pull out the test strip and show him.
Post # 10
@kiddosc: That’s funny – I think my Darling Husband would flip out if I showed him a stick that had my pee on it (he’s weird about things like that ). And he’s already very aware AF was scheduled to arrive on Thursday so he’ll be douby thrilled because there won’t be anything to mess with his plans of “knockin’ boots” during our weekend away.
Post # 11
@kiddosc: My dr. did give me a recommendation for an OB, I just need to call and make sure they accept my insurance. I did get a dark line today but I plan to test again on Thursday and then I will call to make an appointment. I have been taking folic acid the last 6 weeks and I will switch over to a prenatal starting today! I can’t wait to have my first appointment and make sure everything is going ok!!
Post # 12
This is wonderful that so many are joining!
Congrats to Goldilocks, Kiddosc, Ms. Walter, and of course Regberdaisy!
The main theme is to remain positive, hopeful, and most importantly. HAPPY!!! What will happen, will happen, and yes early pregnancy is very scary. At least for me! I don’t know what will really happen at my first OBGYN appt. They told me it was my “Pregnancy Confirmation” Appt. So I’m assuming maybe a pelvic and some other stuff. I doubt an ultrasound will occur because things are just way too early.
Also, my OBGYN doesn’t partner with the hospital I want to deliver in so that also complicates matters for me! Luckily, referrals are an easy thing.
I only calculated my Due Date based on my last period cause I have absolutely no idea when we concieved!!
Has anyone shared the happy news yet? I can admit that Darling Husband and I told all our parents the day we had our positive test because we truly want/need their support should anything happen during the course of things. Plus, we were way too excited!!
Post # 13
Today is a day for complaining. I’m so bloated, I look like I’m 3 months pregnant. And I have unending cramps. They kept me up last night – not painful just constant and irritating.
And, when I re-tested this morning (because I don’t entirely believe yesterday’s BFP), BOTH tests were invalid. I’ve decided the wondfo test strips are useless. Of the 4 HPTs I took, 3 were invalid. And the OPK’s only fared marginally better.
Off to Walgreens this afternoon to pick up a digital test.
And is anyone else having a hard time believing you’re actually pregnant?!?
Post # 14
YES. I only truly allowed myself to believe it after taking a digital test.
And even now, yeah I have symptoms, but maybe they’re like when I thought I was and over analyzing. It’s starting to set in more due to the constant nausea which is not like me. But I think I’m still at like 98% and won’t get to 100% till I see that little olive on the u/s!
Post # 15
@Goldilocks1107: I have a hard time believing it too! The symptoms kind of come and go and even when they’re around, they’re not really all that bothersome. But I’m only 5 weeks today, and I’ve heard that more people notice symptoms starting at around 6 weeks. Not that I really want morning sickness, but some sort of proof there’s a baby in there would be nice.
Post # 16
@Goldilocks1107: I am still in disbelief! When I tested yesterday the second line came up right away and was very dark and AF is now 3 days late. I plan to do another test tomorrow but I am sure it is accurate! I am bloated and look like I am a few months pregnant too and I have had lite cramps for the last 5 days.