(Closed) Newly Pregnant with Rainbow Babies? C'mon in!

posted 5 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I don’t have a personal experience to share, but I’ve been told that dye lots can vary from test to test and batch to batch. Try not to worry! Keeping your body as stress-free as possible is best.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@Mrs. Kiwi:  Hi Mrs. Kiwi. I’m so sorry about your loss πŸ™ I had a MC awhile back and I understand how you feel. Although my situation hasn’t been anywhere near as difficult as yours. It’s very nerve wracking being PG again. I haven’t even told anyone but my Fiance yet. 

Anyway I hope this is your very STICKY happy rainbow december baby. I will send love and pixie dust your way!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@Mrs. Kiwi:  It’s just not a fun situation. πŸ™ It sucks because I want to be happy and starting planning for LO but I know that just isn’t smart yet. I feel like you are doing everything you can and hopefully the 2nd tri will be here before you know it! Also I POAS and it was much lighter then when I got my BFP but then I did one this week that was very dark.

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@Mrs. Kiwi:  Congrats on your rainbow!  I’m having a December rainbow also.  I’ve been taking it day by day and having faith.  Also repeating my mantras of “There’s no reason to think this won’t be a healthy pregnancy.”  and “Try to great each day with gratitude for the baby you are carrying.  He or She is with you right now, today, make whatever time you have with your little one the happiest and most joyful it can be.”  

Those seem to be helping me a cope with my anxiety.  I was so worried my first pregnancy and lost the baby, that I swore I’d stay more in the moment the next time… It’s been helping.  I’ve also told some people because I need the emotional support- my immediate family, my Mother-In-Law and SIL know, my two great friends at work… I’m excited about this pregnancy and I’m staying positive that it will be great and I’ll be holding my little one in December.

Take care and sticky baby dust to you! πŸ™‚  

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@Mrs. Kiwi:  Thank you so much for starting this! I just can’t bring myself to join my baby month group until I have tangible proof I get to keep this one. PS – your mantra has been helping me every day πŸ™‚

 

I’m 4 + 3 today and ill have my 3rd beta done on Monday (at 5 + 0). After that I’ll be booked in for an US during week 6. I’m on baby aspirin but my progesterone is currently doing its thing without added help.

 

My background: Like Mrs. Kiwi, this is my 4th pregnancy. I have one 3yo Dirty Delete from a healthy pregnancy, had an early MC in December 2012 and an MC at 6 weeks in Feb. 

 

I’ve chosen to stop POASing to save myself the anxiety of analysing lighter lines. I just obsess over HCG levels instead now πŸ˜‰

 

I’ve had no symptoms, which has worried me, but today I have sore boobs and major bloating and I LOVE it! I’ve promised myself that every symptom I get, no matter how uncomfortable, will be a blessing because it means my baby is growing. So no complaining here! (Ok, at least for the first trimester).

 

Here is a picture of aforementioned cherished bloat (this is what I looked like 5 months preggo last time for the record, and yes I look like death, a virus has been trying to kill me for the past 3 weeks).

 

 

 

 

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@Mrs. Kiwi:  yes I did! I had a freak out moment around 4wks when I found out and the line on my pg test wasn’t getting darker. I called my dr for hcg levels and I went in and tested. They were 52, which was in normal range but still low. They asked me if I wanted to go back for another draw 2 days later, I said no for my sanity. I’m grateful I did and that I stopped testing. Just trying to have faith in what will be will be Is tough… My 7w6d milestone is coming up when I mc last time So I’m trying to stay strong. I’m 7w1d today and thank god every day that I’m not bleeding. 

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Father's Vineyard Church/ A Touch of Class Banquet Center

@Mrs. Kiwi:  I love that mantra! I’ve been trying to tell myself that too! I’m 6 wks today and feel blessed that I have passed another milestone. Now that I’ve hit 6 wks, miscarriage chances drop to only 5%. I’m also starting to get MS symptoms which drops your chances even more. I just wait to hear the heartbeat at 9 weeks to hopefully feel much better about the whole thing. I’m keeping my FX for you to get your beautiful sticky rainbow baby!

 @harperlynn:  I have the same conflicting feelings. It’s been hard, but I’m really hoping that postive thinking will help!

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Hello ladies…I have never had to deal with the loss and pain that you brave ladies have, but I just wanted to pop in as another mommy-to-be and say, many hugs and best wishes for healthy pregnancies to all of you!

((hugs))

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@Mrs. Kiwi:  I’ve never heard that term before, ‘rainbow baby’ – I’m assuming you mean a pregnancy after a loss?

 

If that’s the case then I am currently almost 5 months pregnant with my Rainbow baby after 2 consecutive losses. So that right there should give you hope.

 

Like you I was very nervous initially. You can’t help but be. It sounds like you are doing everything you can do, with progesterone and aspirin, to sustain the pregnancy. I did those exact two things as well, and that was my only change, and I think it has saved this baby’s life. What I will say is that my Dr said I could go off progesterone at 12 weeks – most do think this as the placenta is supposed to take over at this time. I did, and started spotting. I marched straight off to the Dr’s and demanded more prescription and am now only weaning off at 17 weeks. Take it until 16 weeks to be on the safe side. I’ve had no more spotting and none since starting to fade it out again at this later point.

 

Be careful with your diet and stuff in the first 3 months – that’s the critical time. I did and then started to loosen up a bit by the end of the third month and moreso into my fourth month. I’ve even had a couple deli meat sandwiches now GASP! lol…but I wouldn’t go near it at the beginning. Even had a few decaf coffee’s now, whereas I cut out ALL caffeine in the first 3 months.

 

I found it really hard in the beginning. Because you are counting milestone days/weeks and not showing and don’t really have any way to know things are going well. It sucks honestly. But just take care of yourself and suddenly one day you will be like me finally starting to feel confident in your pregnancy and body – by about the fourth month. It seems like a long way to go when you’re just at 6 weeks, but that’s just how it goes. No way to speed it up.

 

I still get nervous at times that things are going well, but I think that’s only natural, and especially after a loss or multiple losses. My husband would say to me ‘this is a different baby.’

The inspiring thing to hang on to is that even after going through that, your body is still very capable of growing a baby. I also didn’t do any betas along the way, I have no idea what they were.

 

Wish you all the best sicky baby dust in the world πŸ™‚

 

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