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Reply by Ceijae » Oct. 20, 2014 9:45pm

Knicole:

We were supposed to have one about an hour ago, not sure what is involved in it as they didn't mention drinking fluid etc for an ultrasound, but it took the receptionists 40 minutes to figure out the doctor was away sick and his replacement was in theatre. So we've had to reschedule for this afternoon.

I'm planning on demanding a scan and blood tests before they do anything invasive etc. I did pass some tissue so I'm waiting for the results of testing on that to come back, I was told by the hospital staff on Friday they should have them by today.

My mother had this same situation with my older brother. She bled heavily, was told she lost him, it took 5 weeks of her HCG not dropping for them to work out that he was still there. We think he was a twin and the other one didn't make it, he nearly didn't too as the hospital was pushing for a D&C.


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Reply by Quartz3 » Oct. 27, 2014 1:01pm

Any news, Ceijae?

And all other lovely ladies, how are you doing?

Things are still very quiet for me. I got my first blood work done this morning, and my NT scan is scheduled for Nov. 20! This scan causes me a huge deal of anxiety as that's when the brain malformation for my first was detected. So I dread that scan, but I can't wait for it to be done already! Other than that, symptoms are still very mild - mostly fatigue! And acne - I look like a teenager....


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Reply by rawrimagiant » Oct. 30, 2014 11:12pm

Quartz3, is it genetic? Or just one of those rare things that happened to happen? Either way I understand why it makes you nervous, I hope it goes well.

I'm also having horrible skin, and already starting to show! Or at least, I notice it, and can't wear tight shirts anymore for fear I may be outed. xD Luckily my MIL is coming Sunday, so we can break the news soon and I won't have to worry about hiding it anymore.


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Reply by xSharky7 » Oct. 31, 2014 11:56am

I hope everything is ok with everyone.
I hate when a doctors appointment gets rescheduled. I hate going to the hospital but sometimes we are forced to know whats really going on but they can make it hard for you sometimes waiting and such.

for me My morning sickness became worse but now it got a little better and if God wells I hope it goes away soon because I'm planning to travel if God wells and I don't want to feel like this it won't be much fun.

is anyone feeling better or anyone still having morning sickness ?



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Reply by Quartz3 » Oct. 31, 2014 12:13pm

rawrimagiant, the Genetics team couldn't tell us for sure whether it was genetic or not. It could be (in which case we'd stand odds of 1 in 4 of it happening again each pregnancy - which is why I'm so nervous!), or it could have been just a fluke that would have a very low reoccurrence rate.The fact that my second pregnancy was completely normal makes me more confident, but still. We'll see I guess! At least we got into this fulling knowing the potential risks.

I've begun showing too! I'm picking my outfits for work very careful lately. I only announced I was pregnant with my son at 18 weeks, after that anomaly scan, but I don't think I'll be able to hide it until then this time!

xSharky7, I hope your morning sickness eases off soon. I've never had it in either of my pregnancies and I am incredibly grateful for that!!!


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Reply by rawrimagiant » Oct. 31, 2014 2:55pm

Quartz3, aah... well, hopefully since it wasn't recognized by the specialists, it's one of those rare occasion type things. And even at the one in four rate, maybe thinking of it like "I've got a minimum of 75% chance of everything being perfectly normal" might help ease a few worries? My best wishes to you that your little one is doing well.

With my first, no one could tell until I was 6 months along, and even then it was that tiny rounded pooch, not quite a belly. I'm ten weeks today and have that 'I've been gorging myself for 2 weeks straight" chubby gut. I had JUST gotten within 5 lbs of my pre-pregnancy weight when I found out too. lol. What can you do.
I've had crazy bad insomnia for the past two nights, resulting in a possible 6 hours of broken sleep per night, so I'm incredibly groggy/ tired all day and it seems to be causing increased irritability, which is rough being that my 16 month old son is in a "I'm going to repeat the actions you've expressly told me not to, and get REALLY angry when I get told no again" phase. :/

Anywho. Are any of you as preoccupied with the sex of the baby as I am? I might be a little obsessed, lol. I'm really glad my first ultrasound won't be until the 12th or 13th week, I'm hoping to try the Nub Theory. Apparently it's pretty accurate as of 13 weeks. Most of the old wives' tales indicate girl, which is what I'd secretly like, but I'm trying not to get too excited over such silly 'predictions' . :3


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Reply by Quartz3 » Oct. 31, 2014 4:16pm

rawrimagiant - Well, we were told it was probably a ciliopathy, but apparently there's a ton of those, and the problems that the baby had (fused thalamus - which caused the non-formation of the brain - absent corpus callossum and reversed organs) didn't allow them to identify one to test for. But you are right, the odds are in our favour! My way of protecting myself is to expect the worst though. I figure I'd rather have a nice surprise than be horribly disappointed. It makes me a really annoying person up until the anomaly scan though... right now, everytime my boyfriend says that we're gonna have a baby, I add "maybe"!

No one could tell until 6 months! Wow. With my first two pregnancies I wasn't so much showing early as I was just getting fat! I gained 10 pounds in my first trimester the first time, and 8 the second time.... I get so HUNGRY! This time (knock on wood) I'm doing better though, as I've only gained 2 pounds in almost 10 weeks now. It doesn't change much though as my belly popped at around 6-7 weeks anyway!

As for gender, I'm convinced I know it already, so I don't wonder too much. I knew the first was a girl, and I knew the second was a boy, so now I feel like I have Knowledge of All Things. ;) I think this one is a girl, but it could be because I'm wishing for a girl! I would love to have a boy and a girl - we only want two kids. How about you - and other ladies - any preference?


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Reply by rawrimagiant » Oct. 31, 2014 6:06pm

I'm quite familiar with that sort of defense/protection tactic. Part of why I haven't told any of the family yet (I'm 'high risk' due to a few miscarriages, so I'm still kind of in the mindset of that still being a possibility. But both of the previous MC's were before 6 1/2 weeks, so I think I've got a good chance.

I was so convinced my son was a girl, heh. For instance, my hubs calls me "Cakes" as a nickname, and we were calling my son "Mini-Cakes" before our scan at 19 weeks. So I'm afraid that in my thinking it's a girl, it's going to be a boy. I really hope it's a girl because DH doesn't like the idea of three.
I'm really tall, so he had plenty of room to go up before he had to go out, lol. Surprisingly he was only 7 lbs 7 oz. so not exactly huge. (I gained like 45 lbs when pregnant with him, I ate like a pig. >.> This time I'm super picky about what I want that particular day.)


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Reply by Ceijae » Nov. 2, 2014 3:46am

Hey ladies. Glad to see everyone is doing well.

Just popping in to give you guys an update after saying everything earlier.

Scan on the 28th unfortunately confirmed everything. Backing it up was 4 days after the miscarriage my HCG was back down to 280ml/iui and the histology report confirmed that it was "pregnancy tissue". Pretty certain that what I took into the hospital on the 17th was Gabe and his placenta, but they didn't get any more specific than that.

On the plus side my bleeding stopped within 6 days of the miscarriage, scan 11 days after it showed I was back to pre-pregnancy in terms of physical recuperation and we've been told we can start TTC again immediately (as of just over a week after it happened). They prefer for people to wait until after a cycle for dating reasons but my cycles being weird mean I need dating scans anyway so no reason for us to wait.

Fingers crossed we'll get another positive soon. It won't replace Gabe but it'll be nice to get back to normal. I keep his scan and some pictures I drew in a fancy box, it's kind of nice having something to remember him by and be able to talk to.


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Reply by rawrimagiant » Nov. 4, 2014 12:13pm

Ceijae, I'm sorry about Gabe. Hopefully you'll get pregnant immediately. I'm rooting for you!

My MIL is finally in town, and the two days I've seen her she's been talking to me about pregnancy- a friend of mine who's recently pregnant and how her other daughter in law will be able to get pregnant/ carry to term now. I'm sure it's just by chance but I kept wanting to shout out "CONGRATS! grandbaby #2 is on the way!" but told hubs I'd wait for dinner Thursday night. Any ideas on how to announce it to her?


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Reply by Quartz3 » Nov. 4, 2014 5:23pm

Ceijae, thanks for the update. Hopefully you get a BFP very soon!

rawrimagiant, for my son, we had bought soothers to announce the pregnancy to my in-laws. We sent them by mail because they live far from us, but you could probably buy one and wrap it as a present for you MIL to unwrap at dinner.


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Reply by dobbs6 » Nov. 5, 2014 8:12pm

Hi Ladies,

I'm new to the group. Been trying for 2.5 years for our second and got the good news in September. We are going for our 12 week scan tomorrow. We chose not to do the genetic testing. Didn't for our first either. We are in the mind frame of 'we get what we get'. We are due May 19th (as far as I know right now. But I am assuming it will end up being a week earlier. I had an emergency c-section with my son so we are going back for another.

I had been with a fertility clinic for a year, was doing cycle monitoring and started out with Clomid, then moved on to Letrozole. Stayed with the Letrozole for quite a while and it worked for us. I am 43, had my first at 39.

I will try my best to catch up on what has been going on here.

When we told our family about our first baby, we wore T-shirts we had made while we were out to dinner with our families. The soother idea sounds really cute too!

Hope you are all well.


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Reply by dobbs6 » Nov. 5, 2014 8:13pm

Ceijae - I know we don't know each other, but I read what happened and am truly sorry for what you went through. Sending the most positive vibes possible, glad to hear you are healing well!


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Reply by FannieGan » Nov. 6, 2014 2:16am

Hi Ladies,

I'm new in this group here. I am 44 yrs and this is my 3rd pregnancy, EDD : 5/15/2015. Went for the cell-free fetal DNA testing on 3rd Nov and the result will be out in 2 weeks times. Hopefully everything is okay on the result!!!


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Reply by Quartz3 » Nov. 6, 2014 1:12pm


Welcome FannieGan and dobbs6!


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Reply by rawrimagiant » Nov. 11, 2014 12:02pm

Welcome, ladies! Congrats on your bfp's! :D

So I went in for my first apt yesterday, and once I got there they were like "Sorry you were able to make the apt, we tried to leave a voicemail- we're not accepting any new patients. Here's the number for someone else." -_-

So I made an apt with who they referred me to, but that won't happen until the 18th. By the time I get my first scan they might be able to tell me the gender! Well, probably not, but, if I'm 11 weeks right now, 12 by the time they see me on the 18th, and probably another week or two until I get to the scan. Sigh. I was so disappointed, I really wanted to hear the heartbeat and that "everything seems fine." Oh well. Guess we'll find out soon enough!

How's everyone else doing?


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Reply by Quartz3 » Nov. 12, 2014 1:13am

rawrimagiant, that really sucks that you had to go there to be told they wouldn't see you! At least they gave you another optionâ?¦

I wouldn't be surprised if they could tell you the gender at your first scan. I had a Level 2 ultrasound at 16 weeks when I was pregnant the first time due to abnormalities, and the tech was able to tell the gender. So, you never know!!!

I saw my doctor today, and she mentioned she was going to base my due date on the NT scan I'm having next week. I know I ovulated on CD16 and I tend to have babies that develop quite fast, so I should remain on the May Team though!


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Reply by rawrimagiant » Nov. 12, 2014 12:04pm

Even if they move you into July, I don't think anyone will boot you off the board. ;)

16 weeks, wow, almost makes me wish they'd postpone me 2 weeks so I could find out! I have a feeling it's a boy though.

Has anyone considered names? (I feel like I'm doing these things too early. xD )


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Reply by Burrr25 » Nov. 12, 2014 3:37pm

So im 13 weeks and 1 day due MAY 19, 2015 . So excited and cant wait to find out next week what im having :) & CONGRATS TO ALL THE OTHER MOMMIES TO BE


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Reply by Quartz3 » Nov. 20, 2014 4:13pm

I had my NT scan this morning! Baby wasn't moving very much, but the NT measurement was fine and so was the heartbeat. The tech also showed us the ventricles and said they were normal - which is a huge relief for us, as they definitely weren't when I was pregnant the first time. That's all the tech said so I don't know if something else was off, but we'll see. I got a bit of good news, and that's what I'm focussing on today.

Apparently I have an anterior placenta. I thought that was disappointing, I really wanted to feel this baby move early. But of course if everything turns out fine I guess I can live with feeling movement a bit later on!

How's everyone else doing? I'm personally starting to feel a bit less fatigued, which is nice.


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