Post # 16
auggiefrog: Hey you! I was just catching up on the old thread and saw you mention the elevated AFP. I have been researching that a bunch because I have mine on 11/23. I would try not to worry! It seems like a lot of things can cause an elevated AFP, including being further along than they think you are–and I remember that they moved you back a week, so maybe you’re somewhere in between the two weeks and that’s why your AFP was higher than they thought. Anyway, I am hoping and praying that your second results come back normal and that your anatomy scan goes great!
Post # 17
rosegoldgirl: What a cute pic!
thesaurus_rex: What a story, but it’s exciting that you made it to 30 weeks! I hope the next 10 or so are uneventful!
MechEBee: Welcome and I hope you get to see an active little bub in a few weeks!
Post # 18
victorianghost: congrats on passing your gd test!
howsweetitis: Congrats on passing your PhD comps!
ADiamondInTheRough: Only 15 more weeks! I’ve had a hard time managing the anxiety as well. Although I love having a growing baby inside of me, April can’t come too soon!
Turtle83: Lovely pic!
Post # 19
howsweetitis: Thanks! I kind of hope I’m a little further along than I really am, and this is the reason. But I’m sort of dreading the call tomorrow.
Post # 20
rosegoldgirl: Your dog is adorable!!
howsweetitis: I’m short, I’m only 5’4”
auggiefrog: I’m sorry this pregnancy has been hard and all the stressful test results, I’m hoping you will get great news at your anatomy scan! Did you end up deciding if you’re staying team green?
Post # 21
It is not looking good for me. I had a miscarriage between 5-6 weeks just last month in my first pregnancy. I had betas drawn last week and everything looked good. HCG went from 74 on 11/4 to 210 on 11/6, and progesterone went from 10-13. I had a tiny bit of pink spotting on Tuesday 11/10, so I went in for a second round of betas yesterday and HCG on 11/11was only 400, and Progesteone had dropped down to 6.5. I have an appt tomorrow morning for an ultrasound to make sure it isnt ectopic. Im not having cramping or spotting anymore. I’m just so scared.
Post # 22
clairykoo: I’m so sorry you’re going through this. I wish I had something more positive to say, but I think you’re right that with those numbers it’s really not looking so good. I’m sorry. Will still keep my fingers crossed for a miracle for you.
Post # 23
Weeks pregnant / due date: 33+2 and due 12/29!
Pregnancy journey: DH and I began TTC late January/early February 2015 and got our bfp in early March at 12DPO. Everything seemed okay at first, but I noticed that the weekly estimators progressed to 2-3 and then reverted back to 1-2. I had an “off” feeling and at ) weeks woke up on a Friday (before Speing Break) with some pain seemed to be near my ovaries. I went in for an emergency ultrasound and while the pregnancy wasn’t ectopic, the tech couldn’t see anything. On Monday, they asked me to get betas again and called at 4:30 to tell me the pregnancy was a CP and my hcg plummeted. I sobbed for hours in DH’s arms. I began bleeding and cramping the next morning. I was on break and spent all of it in bed zoned out and watching movies. We decided to try immediately and were incredibly lucky to conceive our son that cycle. I got my bfp in April once again at 12DPO, though it was much stronger. Baby boy and I are 33 weeks, 2 days and seem to be doing well!
Next appt/test/ultrasound: It was supposed to be today (at bi-weekly appointments), but the doctor didn’t show up so I left the exam room after 30 minutes waiting. Next is Thanksgiving week at 35+1 for checkup at Group B Strep test.
What are you struggling with: At this stage, sleeping comfortably! I have a hard time because I’m a stomach sleeper and hate sleeping on my side. My back aches and my wrists do weird things and ache. I can’t believe I’m getting so close!
What helps you: Nothing, lol. Just have to deal with it and try to find a position that lets me get as much sleep as possible.
Share a pic of anything (BPF, ultrasound, pet, funny gif):
No pics, but our baby shower is the 21st and we got our first gift-the Bobad Wrap. We practiced putting it on and carrying a stuffed animal around. It got me so excited for when he is here and we’re carrying him around! It was super comfy too!
Post # 24
Also-I’m so over the pregnancy brain! I feel so stupid and can’t find the words to say what I’m thinking, which makes teaching English hard lol! It also creates stupid typos so please excuse those.
Post # 25
Turtle83: We’ll stay team green for as long as we can. If we make it to delivery without figuring it out that would be great!
clairykoo: I’m so sorry hon. I’m hoping for a miracle for you!
KatiePi: That’s crazy that your doctor didn’t show!
Post # 26
victorianghost: yes, another girl for us!
Post # 27
Biting the bullet and doing this even though I’m so early and still so so so scared 🙂
Weeks pregnant / due date: 5 weeks today, July 15
Pregnancy journey: MC at 6 weeks in August of 2013, BFP November 2013, Dear Daughter born July 2013. got my first pp period and got pregnant that next cycle which ended in a MC at 11 weeks (we knew things were wrong at 8 weeks but doctor wanted to wait for confirmation). Had a consult with my OB who said that with my age (almost 41) and with 2 MC’s, my issues is likely the age of my eggs so we really should start thinking about IVF so we can go genetic testing on the cells before implating them. So we made an appointment with a fertility clinic and I got my BFP that night, just over a week ago.
Next appt/test/ultrasound:I’ve had blood work done 3 times now. HCG was 203 at 10dpo, 1167 at 14 dpo and I went yesterday at 17dpo and am waiting for the results. First appointment with my OB is Thursday, 11/19 for an early U/S. I’ll be 5+6 but didn’t ovulate until CD18 so I don’t think we’ll really see much.
What are you struggling with: fear. lots and lots of fear. For both MC’s, we found out things were wrong at the first u/s so I am so nervous to go next week.
What helps you: Darling Husband. He’s awesome. I also have a great group of moms from my Weddingbee August 2013 group that are just amazing and wonderful (seriously, there is no drama!)
Share a pic of anything (BPF, ultrasound, pet, funny gif):
I dont’ have anything good on this computer 🙂
Post # 28
Hi everyone, I’m going to quietly jump in here. And congrats to everyone and FX for very sticky babies.
Weeks pregnant/Due date: 6 weeks, 6 days. Due July 3rd.
Pregnancy Journey: 2 back to back MC’s 3 years ago at 6 and 5.5 weeks when we first started trying. That was a very hard couple of months. Took a break, Waited 2 more cycles for period to come back properly, then got a BFP and immediately went on baby asprin and progesterone inserts. Then we had our beautiful healthy son. Now we’re FX for number 2 but I’m scared of trouble again. We can get pregnant easily just can’t stay pregnant. I’m scared of everything and anything going wrong. I’m also hopeful though bc I’m back on aspirin and pregesterone again since BFP and so far so good. Every day I talk to baby and tell it to get cozy in there and hang in there.
Next appt/test/scan: Monday! That will be the dating scan. I am happy every day I make it closer to find out what’s going on. But I’m also bracing myself and I wish I didn’t feel so negative.
What are you struggling with: everything said above, and the fact that I’m having no nausea at all to reassure me. I’ve had very very mild symptoms so far, it’s been consistent though and not a sudden loss which makes me feel good. But I don’t talk in absolutes, I say IF this pregnancy is successful,…I feel so pathetically depressed.
What helps you: pressing my boobs in and feeling that my nipples are still mildly sore to the touch, same as yesterday and day before. Hugging and kissing our son and feeling blessed that we were able to have him. My husband is more confident than I am and that feels good, one of us should be.
Share a pic of anything: I got a pretty strong BFP, so that would be my pic. I have to keep looking at it to remind myself.
Cheers ladies 🙂 It’s really hard to be scared at the most exciting time.
Post # 29
Turtle83: Looking good momma! So happy for you!
Although I never kept up with my roll-calls on this thread, I always follow along and have loved reading everyone’s updates. It’s so nice to see such beautiful pregnancies progressing along
Post # 30
Weeks pregnant / due date: 19W, April 7. We’re team blue!
Pregnancy journey: We tried for 15 months with nothing. No hint of a line. We started testing, and the doc suspected endo for me based on spotting issues, etc. Was waiting to go in for a lap in September when I got the biggest surprise of my life in July!
Next appt/test/ultrasound: I have my anatomy scan thursday. Just 6 more days until I get to see bubs again!
What are you struggling with: I’m in Canada, so the NT testing is different here….we do two rounds of bloodwork and the ultraosund, and they combine it all for your results. I’ve been waiting almost 3 weeks for my final results and am paranoid my midwife is waiting to tell me bad news in person since my appt is next week. Just typing that out makes me seem insane.
What helps you: I am basically addicted to my fetal doppler.
Share a pic of anything (BPF, ultrasound, pet, funny gif):Our not-so-excited big brother to be
Turtle83: Lady, you are looking AWESOME!
rosegoldgirl: OMG, Calvin is just too precious! What a gorgeous boy! I bet he is going to be a wonderful big brother!
auggiefrog: Look at little peanut! I’m sure everything is going to turn out fine…I want to see you be able to relax, and I hope your scan give syou reassurance 🙂