Post # 1
So I found out a week ago I’m pregnant. Four more tests over the past week have confirmed it over and over, with the test line getting darker and darker. My doctor has me coming in for a consult type apt on the 17th, and then a 2nd apt for a full physical exam. I should be exactly 8 weeks according to my last period, at the apt on the 17th.
How did you make it through the first 8-10 weeks until you heard the heartbeat? I am terrified of having a miscarriage, even though it’s my first pregnancy and no one in my family has had a miscarriage. I can’t stand waiting!
Post # 3
Well, for me, the morning sickness kicked in, and that gave me something to focus on…NOT puking at work! LOL
In all seriousness, just fill your time with research, bc there is a ton to do! I wouldn’t necessarily focus on nursery/baby names, but doing additional research on health calmed me down to make me feel like I was doing all I could to help baby. Also, it’s fun to tell a SMALL group of people you trust the secret, but otherwise relish in the fact that you have a secret!
Post # 4
first off… CONGRATS! I didnt tell a soul till i heard the heartbeat. I took that time to jsut take it all in, let it sink, and for my partner and I to talk and get use to the idea. and yes, I’m with @cannotwait… just trying not to puke haha. You’ll probably start getting really tired too so rest up!
Post # 5
congrats!! We told our parents and just a few friend which was nice. I wasn’t too worried about miscarriage to be honest – I suggest you really focus on taking care of yourself – eat well, sleep when you are tired, take your prenatals. Try to remind yourself that worrying about this won’t help or change anything and believe that your body knows what to do! Read up on pregnancy so you know what is normal, share with a friend who has been pregnant before and can related…and enjoy!!
Post # 6
Those first weeks were hard. I did a lot of distraction (movies etc) and some research which helped… but yeah, I was kind of nervous until I saw the heartbeat… then I was kind of nervous until I had the sequential screen… then I was kind of nervous until we got the chromosomes back… then I was kind of nervous that we might have a late miscarriage… then I was kind of nervous about a cord accident… then I was kind of nervous about a birth accident… then I was kind of nervous that something would happen to the baby… then I got nervous about SIDS.
Basically, I can say welcome to your new state of mind 🙂 You are gonna be a great momma!
Post # 7
@Mrs. DG: lol! (not that it’s funny) but I can totally see myself acting that way. 🙂
Post # 8
I was worried the first trimester then I felt like we were fine. All I can say is monitor fetal kicks! Ask everything you even remotely think of asking! And if you’re in doubt about anything, even if you think you’re crazy, call your doctor! If you really want to know what I’m talking about, look at threads I’ve started.
Good luck. And the best thing a person told me about being a Mom is “it’s like your heart is on the outside of your body.” So true.
Love you Moose.
Post # 9
haha, I 2nd Mrs.DG….I can go a whole week w/o panic then have horrible “what ifs”
Post # 10
Thanks for all the responses! So far I’ve felt mostly normal, thank gosh! I am not looking forward to morning sickness, if I get it. I am just working toward hearing the heartbeat! I can’t wait! Finding out that I’m pregnant was just so huge for Darling Husband and I, that it seems very surreal that our baby is still the size of a sesame seed!
Post # 11
We don’t have our first doctor’s appt until we are 10 weeks which is in late August. We told our parents this week and each time we told another person I kept thinking, what if’s. However, I know rationally that percentage-wise the odds are that everything is okay and right now there isn’t anything (besides drinking lots of water and the big things like alcohol) that I can do to really harm the baby. I am now in the mode of…crap, I have so much to do before the baby comes. I am feeling a lot of pressure to finish my data collection before the end of the year. Wishing you patience!