(Closed) Journey of Pregnancy after Miscarriage and/or Infertility, Part 6

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 481
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851 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013


TaurianDoll :
  look at that gorgeous baby face! Welcome and I hope this third one is your daughter’s little brother/sister!

Post # 482
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851 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

TaurianDoll :  look at that gorgeous baby face! Welcome and I hope this third one is your daughter’s little brother/sister!

Post # 484
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676 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

TaurianDoll :  Welcome and congrats! Also your daughter is beautiful! I’m hoping third time is the charm and this little one sticks around.

Post # 486
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Hi ladies, I got the results from yesterday’s bloodwork today and while I’m thankful both the hcg and progesterone levels look good to my doctor, I’m worried because the progesterone dropped since last week. My doctor wasn’t concerned because the level was still 28 but last week was 35.9. Should I worry about the change or am I stressing over nothing? I’m 5 wks 3 days.

Post # 487
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I really need to find a better way to talk about this pregnancy. I’m literally carrying the news like it’s a temporary thing. Real thoughts “I wonder how long this one will last”. I shouldn’t think that way but the other losses just took something away from me.

Post # 488
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - backyard in the woods

TaurianDoll :  I know how that is. We haven’t had a loss but we had a VERY hard road getting here. It’s like I can’t let myself be fully invested in it in case it goes bad. I finally bought my first babyish thing this past weekend at 12 weeks, a diaper bag that was being discontinued. I saw a cute outfit on the same trip but couldn’t make myself buy it. Somehow I could justify the diaper bag as okay, since technically it’s for me and Darling Husband to carry, so it’s kind of like buying maternity clothes- it’s for me not the baby. But something an actual baby might actually wear if it’s actually born? Whoa there, slow down- it’s too much! I might jinx it if I bought something a baby would actually wear themselves. Weird logic huh? It makes perfect sence in the infertility/loss pregnancy brain though.

Post # 489
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Bumble bee

Aqualov :  I have it all of the time, unfortunately 🙁

arielmerms :  Yes, I think it’s a combo of that and two babies.

Thunderstorm :  Glad to hear your ultrasound went well!!

solnishko1186 :  Yeah, my doctor said it’s common with twins and since I’m a petite person it doesn’t help and that my body is simply trying to catch up. Congrats on a great NT scan! My Bridal Party gets high in the doc office too–definitely suggest measuring at home. 

TaurianDoll :  Welcome. What a doll–she’s is absolutely adorable!!!

AFM, had my appt today. Both babies are head up and are essentially tap dancing on my cervix, which explains the pain and extreme pressure. Cervical kicks are no fun lol. Cervix is still nice and long so that’s promising. I’m going to invest in a pregnancy belt to help with the pressure–hopefully it will help. 

Post # 490
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Aqualov :  That’s exactly how I feel. I mentioned the idea of figuring out where everyone will sleep, “if we actually have this baby” (i.e. will the baby share a room with our daughter or have their own room) and it just felt weird to talk about. I didn’t even bother. I just said “well we have time”. 

I still feel weird talking about shopping. My husband wants me to go shopping since the seasons are changing and he knows I need some new maternity clothes (I kept like 5 dresses on heavy rotation when I was pregnant with my daughter). I know I will start showing by week 7-8. But I don’t want to buy a thing until my first 2 appointments are over. And even then, I don’t want to talk about any planning and decisions we have to make until maybe week 14. 

Post # 492
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

In other news, I feel like I could sleep for 100 years. I slept for about 35 minutes while baking something in the oven yesterday, then another 2.5 hours in front of the tv, and then a solid 9 hours in bed. And I still feel super sleepy. 

I can feel my stomach doing its thing – everything moving and stretching. sheesh! it seems a bit earlier than before. 

Post # 493
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Sugar bee

Ham1320 :  Thanks! I had an appointment with the nurse just to check my bp and they made me do a home log as well. The nurse had to check it 10 times in a row, every 1-2 minutes (does not help when already have bp anxiety). It started off high (but I was freaking out and my pulse was in the 120’s….) and then on try number 5 or 6 went to complete normal levels (Started off with 150s/90s, came down to 120s/80s). It was consistent with my home log (low in the mornings and late evenings, high when stressed at work or running around doing stuff). Dr said that she just wanted to see the “evidence” that it really goes down, and since it does to normal levels, nothing to do. Now, I don’t want this issue to become the focal point of EVERY pre-natal appointment (the doctors in this practice rotate, so I won’t see the same one). If I check at home, can I refuse Bridal Party checks at the Drs? I am legit freaking out they will think I have pre-eclamsia or something (when it is just the anxiety) and have me deliver early for no reason?

Post # 494
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

solnishko1186 :  I would log my blood pressure at home, but continue to let them test at the appointments. Just tell them you get really nervous at the doctor, then show them the log.

Post # 495
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Sugar bee

jammer62 :  Yup, I did that before and Dr was very dismissive saying that me checking at home is not good enough for her and she can only go by the numbers she sees herself. Ugh. So I was thinking to have them not even check it at all. I dread my pre-natals visits just because of that now (if they will make an issue about it every time).

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