(Closed) Journey of TTC after Miscarriage Part III

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Post # 17
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@MrsFireChief:  That is EXACTLY how I felt! I was SO excited when I started spotting. I couldn’t stop smiling at first, my DH said “wow I’ve never seen you happy to get your period”. It’s a great feeling, it really is! I think that’s so funny that we got it in the exact same amount of time. I honestly never ever thought I’d temp for different reasons but I’m so glad I started. It’s fun in a way learing your cycle, plus my cycles off BC are so all over the place I wonder if the MC really did “reset” it as some people say.

Post # 18
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@KateByDesign:  I am so sorry about your father.  I am so happy to hear that you saw a heartbeat though,m that’s great news!  I hope your spotting lets up soon so you can relax a bit more.  I had spotting with my current pregnancy as well, around 6 weeks and then again at 7 weeks and then it resolved and things seem to be going well.  I hope it is similar for you and our bodies just like to spot!  As for the hcg, mine started out really low with this pregnancy (they were monitoring closely due to my previous miscarriage).  At first they thought it was a chemical, but then it started doubling, and even quadrupling a couple times to get back on track.  Then they mentioned it might be increasing too rapidly.  However, it evened itself out and all looks good.  I wouldn’t put too much stock into the high number yet, it seems there is a very wide range for normal, especially early on.

 

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@Glasgowbound:  I wondered this too.  I didn’t do anything cute the first time, DH knew when I was due to test and there was no way I could have surprised him with a positive.  The second time though I was hoping to surprise him as we got pregnant our first cycle trying after the miscarriage.  I tested one night before bed but he was out with friends so I waited to tell him in the morning.  In the morning though, my temp dropped way down and while i still got a positive test it looked a bit lighter than the day before.  So I ended up waking him up to tell him I was pregnant but worried about a chemical.  He was shocked and it was certainly not the fun surprise I’d been hoping for.  So far, everything has been going great though and I wish I could go back to that morning and just be excited about it all, and have more faith that things would turn out well this time.  I feel like this baby deserved more positive thoughts.  Luckily, she’s a fighter and continued to grow despite my worries.  So I would say go ahead and do something cute to reveal if you want.  There is no harm in that and the new baby deserves to feel the love and excitement!  If things did go wrong it would be nice to think back on that happy time too, at least that is how I view it.

Post # 19
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

The second day of AF I felt almost instantly less bloated. I figured I’d weigh myself to see if there was any change and as per the scale I’ve lost 5.5 lbs. I couldn’t believe it at first and kept weighing myself in different places of the apartment just to make sure it wasn’t acting whacky but each time it gave the same result. I’m assuming it was all water weight because I didn’t change a thing in regards to diet. Anywho now that I’m feeling better and body is back to normal I’m getting into this health kick. I started going to the gym after work and eating healthier. As I was cooking lastnight DH gave me a kiss while rubbing my tummy and said “gotta get healthy for the little one”. I don’t know why but I immediately thought it would be funny to say “Ya now I’ve been thinking about it and I think I’d like to start trying in January” (mind you we previously discussed and agreed on June). He looked at me and said “January OK!”. I was totally just kidding (kind of) and really didn’t think he’d be game but I’m so happy to hear him say that! I don’t know … still want to think about it since that 6 months of additional savings is a pretty significant amount  … but the idea of TTC in just 2 months is really exciting!

 

Post # 20
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@BRbee:  OMG yay congrats on the BFP!!! I’m so flipping excited for you. I saw your post on another board but couldn’t help but congratulate you here since I know other bee’s TTC after MC will be happy to hear the news. See that unmistakenly sore painful boob feeling never fails! Congrats again !!! *Sticky Baby*

Post # 21
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@xdaydreams05x:  Haha thank you! I’m mostly terrified/anxious with pure joy sprinkled in there. ๐Ÿ™‚ My MD is going to monitor my HCG and Progesterone every few days until it’s time for an ultrasound. Last time my HCG was super weird and took a dip then started climbing again several weeks before the miscarriage. Hopefully we won’t have a repeat.

And for the record, I once again woke up my husband at 6am with a pee stick to the face. I did know enough now to test with a digital because he doesn’t trust the lines. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 22
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

It’s been a couple weeks since I’ve posted on here. I’m sorry to hear about the losses many of you have experienced recently. I have some news to share. I got a BFP this morning. This is what I was hoping for, but I am scared to get my hopes up because my previous two pregnancies ended in miscarriage. Today is CD 30, so I’m right around 4 weeks. The journey continues!

Post # 23
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@mysterybee123:  Congratulations!!! I can understand the feeling. I seem to go through mood swings, ranging from “OMG THIS WILL BE THE BEST THING EVAR AND MY BEBE WILL BE SOOO AWESOME AND HEALTHY” to “OMG I’m going to lose this one too and I’ll never be able to have children and I’ll have to become the neighborhood cat lady except with puppies *wail*” 

I hit 4 weeks on Thursday, and all we can do is take it one day at a time. Lots of prayers and baby dust your way!!

Quick update on me: My initial HCG was 42 on Monday, and by Friday morning it was 200! Doc said it’s looking good so far. We’ll do another redraw on Monday.

Post # 24
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@BRbee:  Thank you! I just *knew* I was pregnant because since Monday I’ve been having symptoms like I had when I was pregnant before. I only get these particular symptoms when pregnant. Well, today I don’t have any symptoms. I’ve heard that is pretty normal and that a lot of people don’t even get symptoms as early as 4 weeks along, so I’m trying to stay calm about it. Good luck to you. We will be brave together on this crazy roller coaster ride!

Post # 25
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@Glasgowbound:  I did something cute the first time, but when we got our second bfp a few weeks ago I just told my husband.  We weren’t able to get really happy and hopeful right away so a surprise cutesy thing wouldn’t have gone over well.  We smiled and kissed, but we weren’t over the moon happy like the last time since now we know how fragile pregnancy can be.  I’m 6weeks+3 days today and still just praying and hoping this baby sticks.  Two more weeks until my doc appointment and it feels like forever!!!!

 

Post # 26
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Hi everyone!  I thought I would join this thread… Sorry if this is long!

I just had a MC in Sept at about 6 weeks and I have had now 4 MC over the past 10 years.  My MC passed fairly easily this time and was really more of a late period.  I just started going to a fertility specialist due to my recurrent MC (I do have an 8 yr old daughter, however) and he ran a full line of tests (11 vials of blood which was fun).

I just found out that I am MTHFR deficient which basically means I am not absorbing folate. They have prescribed a high dose folate and b vitamin which arrives at the pharmacy tomorrow.

In the meantime- I took a test this weekend (and again today 2x LOL) and I am PREGNANT! ALREADY!  I’m cautiously optimistic, but worried b/c I haven’t been on the extra folate yet, although I do religiously take whole food prenatals.  I am out of town for work so I won’t be able to get my blood drawn until Wed AM so I am anxiously waiting.

Just wanted to share my story and FX for all of us who are going through this.  It’s emotionally draining.

Post # 27
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@BRbee:  You made me laugh with the comment about your hubby not trusting the two lines. My DH must have the same issue ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 28
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@sunshinebee:  Haha when I got prenant earlier this year, I woke him up to a double line stick, but he just went “….I don’t know what that means. That probably doesn’t count.” and went back to sleep. Undecided So that day I had to go buy a digital test and the next morning I woke him up AGAIN with a big fat “Pregnant” in his face. He believed me that time.

And CONGRATS!! FX that everything works out this time around.

 

Post # 29
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Hi bees, checking in after a long absence (mental health break!). I’m pregnant again on our first month back TTC. We took 5 months off to heal from the last 3 MCs whiich were back to back and I’m in a pretty good emotional place from the break. The last 5 months were taken up by every non-TTC thing I could think of. We didn’t try hard this month. I didn’t chart, we BDed once on the night I had a positive OPK so my hopes weren’t up with this cycle at all. I managed to hold off testing until 14dpo and got this…

My first betas are back – 14dpo HCG 129, progesterone 110. My progesterone has improved remarkably from the the last time I was pregnant. So I don’t need a progesterone supplement for now. My OB does want me to continue baby aspirin though. Because the first result was strong they’re not going to test for 2nd betas until next week. 

All of this would be grand except I woke up in he middle of the night with what I suspect is tonsillitis. Brilliant. But I’m sticking with the mentality that helped me heal in the last few months – this is out of my control. I’m looking after myself as best I can and the rest is up God and genetics. 

Im so pleased to see so many recent BFPs among the group – especially for the ladies who have experienced multiple losses.

Post # 30
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Bee Keeper

@almajele:  Congrats! FX for sticky baby! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 31
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@almajele:   Congratulations! You so so so deserve this!

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