- Running Elley
- 9 years ago
- Wedding: June 2011
Elley – p.s. – he is already *convinced* that it is a boy. I am “feeling” girl.
I was never active on the TTC boards but it took 6+ months so I figured I’d share. Hope it’s ok to chime in!
How long TTC: Almost a year between stopping BCP and this current pregnancy.
Brief TTC Background Refresher: I have suspected PCOS/annovulation. I was not open to fertility testing or treatments so it was never confirmed, although the doctor was pretty certain based on my symptoms and cycles. I stopped taking the pill in Jan 2011 and tried temping and using opk’s but my cycles were irregular and long so I gave up quickly. I think my cycles started regulating in late summer for the first time but I was under so much stress that it was the last thing on my mind. I had a chemical pregnancy in November, began temping again and had a normal cycle followed by an extrememly early ovulation that resulted in a BFP on 1/1/12.
First child?: Yes.
How far along/EDD: 23w5d/September 13
Gender: Team Green! (And hoping we will stay that way after our follow up u/s in 2 weeks)
Milestones: My morning sickness finally went away around 17/18 weeks. Passing the halfway point and feeling lots of movement now. I think I’m at the sweet spot of pregnancy where I’m showing enough that people can tell but I’m not huge and I’m feeling great!
Struggles: I started spotting around week 13 and it’s been off and on since then. The midwife discovered a cervical polyp which is probably causing it but it stresses me out regardless because I don’t know how I am supposed to tell the difference between that and bleeding from a different (bad) source. I had a LEEP less than a year ago which makes me at higher risk for cervical incompetence and adds to my worries. Also, this is more superficial, but I must be having a growth spurt or something because recently I’m having a hard time controlling my weight. I don’t think I’m eating much more than normal so I don’t know what to do! I really wanted to keep the weight gain between 25 – 30 pounds but have already put on around 16.
What are you most fearful/concerned about: Cervical incompetence, something going wrong with the baby or delivery, pretty much everything!
I’m so glad this thread is so busy and I get to hang out with so many “faces” I’ve missed and am looking forward to knowing the new girls!
After yesterday’s Waste of My Life drama, I am trying to be super productive at work today…But I’m just popping in to ask yet another poop question.
I had 2 pink spotting episodes last week that immediately followed a Bridesmaid or Best Man, and then totally stopped. I read that straining at all when you have a sensitive cervix can cause that, and that progesterone suppositories irritate the cervix- which I’m on. So after an ER trip revealed no cause, I have Dx’d myself as having an irritated cervix that bleeds if I strain at all to poop.
Obviously, I am scared to death of pooping now. I havent went since Saturday. And I wouldnt let myself look at the tp afterwards so I dont know if I spotted. Do you ladies think it’s okay to use the glycerin suppositories a couple of times a week to get things going and keep it gentle? They’re the only thing that has worked for my mega constipation and super-hard stool. I’ve tried stool softeners and metamucil (omg SO SICK- that orange shit!) and they werent much help. I used a suppository once last week and was kind of thinking of giving it another go today. I hate being stopped up but I cant afford to push at all!
I’ll ask my dr on thurs @ my next appt, but just thought I’d ask what ya’ll think.
I know, I know…I need to just relax- lol…Yeah- My Bowels!!!!
OMG…that made me laugh so hard! I would just give your doctor a quick call to make sure that the glycerin suppositories are safe for you to take right now. I found that when I eat a ton of fruit, it really helps out a lot. Especially watermelon. Not sure if you have any fruit adversions, but it’s worth a try!
Anatomy scan was amazing! I’m so glad that DH was able to come 🙂 We got a whole CD of pictures but these 2 are my favorites!
How long TTC: Came off BCP in Feb 2011, first and only BFP January 2012
Brief TTC Background Refresher: No known issues, longish cycles (30-33 days) and a shortish LP (10-12 days) We had pretty much ten months of regular cycles, BD’ing at all the right times and we charted since July 2011. I think we were just one of those couples who was going to take a wee bit longer.
First child?: Yup (unless you count our dog and cat!)
How far along/EDD: 20w 3d, EDD 07 October 2012
Gender: Team Green but my gut feeling says boy
Milestones: I’ve been feeling movement for just about a week now and I still can’t quite believe we’re now on the downhill slide! I think today was also the first day that I actually looked pregnant rather than just fat!
Struggles: I’ve been really lucky with no morning sickness, bleeding scares etc but I do worry that I haven’t gained any weight yet. I don’t think there would be a woman in the world who didn’t worry throughout their pregnancy, no matter how well they’re keeping (or who they might tell about there worries)
What are you most fearful/concerned about: Labour and delivery don’t scare me, what happens when we bring baby home does!
ETA – I didn’t mean relaxing your mind! I don’t want to get yelled at 😉 I meant relaxing your…bowels and breathing for a minute, and then resume. You really made me get down and “dirty” with this one!
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