What do you ladies do for work? I told my work a few days after I was confimed by the doctor. I'm a loan officer, the only one at my branch, so they have to train someone to do it while I'm out. I thought it'd only be descent to tell them as soon as possible. They're pretty understanding.
I have been married a little less than two years, and I'm 22 years old. I graduated from college last year and we tried to get pregnant while I was in college and not working (so it would be less of a hassle). I never got pregnant, so we stopped trying after 8 months. I never started birth control again because I thought I had no need. I was ECSTATIC when we found out, but now I'm scared to heck AND excited.
This is our first baby and we are pretty psyched! We have been married only 15 months and have been trying since January. Our first miscarriage happened last December at 5 weeks, but we weren't trying yet. We tried again right away lost it at 6.5 weeks. So, I am pretty scared of losing another and cannot concentrate at work. I cringe at every twinge in my belly! My husband keeps trying to get me to relax. Anyway, my doctor gave me progesterone to take twice a day (started once I ovulated) and I'm supposed to take it until I am 12 weeks. She thinks I might not be producing enough since my levels were low around the time I miscarried both times.
To answer your question brittnee, I am a chemical engineer and work in research for a company that is very flexible with the work-life balance thing. I don't plan on telling anyone at work until I'm 13 weeks and that will still give me plenty of time to hand over my current projects to someone else temporarily. It's VERY hard though to not tell our friends (who ALL have babies now) and our parents, but we are going to wait until after 8 weeks to tell them.
Did any of you get any cramping or other types of "feelings" in your stomach (not painful) at 4 to 5 weeks?
Well, I'm a graphic designer here in DC, we have a few here at work but I am the only one for my department. We do mostly production work so I think If I prepare them with templates my boss can drop info in as she needs it...we'll see.
I have been married only 5 months! We were not going to try for another year but I had trouble with my birth control pill that I had been on for years. Well, I ended up having a month off of the pill and was going to try a new type, let's just say someone had different plans for me! I am 30 and my hubby's 31 so even though it is a suprise we are ready emotionally. I am very excited but haven't had my first dr's appt yet so I just want that confirmation before I start telling people. I am almost 7 weeks.
Mrsjho...yes I get cramps. They started aroun 5 weeks and they are mild, the nurse said it is normal and I have read they can be from gas/bloating or your body changes as it makes room for the baby. So I try not to worry about it.
This website has been great, it is nice to share this experience with others who are going through it at the same time. Good luck to all!
One of my dearest friends is in college majoring in Chemical Engineering. She absolutely loves it!
When I re-read that post I made, I realized it sounded kind of like I was saying you shouldn't wait to tell your work... I didn't mean it like that. I was just saying I felt like I HAD to, even though I probably should have waited. Sorry to sound rude! =)
I, too, had cramps. I have been constapated terribly, and that's what I've decided the cramps are from. I did read online, though, that cramps are normal around 4 weeks...as long as they're just very mild!
My husband is a bit older than me (he's 27) and has been ready since we got married. I wanted to be in the final stretch of college and ready to start a career before we had a baby. I'm definitely ready now!
Have yall thought at all about the possibility of twins? It scares me...
Ha....don't say twins. I mean the idea is amazing but the reality is frightening!! Especially when my closest relative is over an hour away!
As for feeling constipated, try dried fruit (yep, even prunes or as they have been more fondly named "dried plums"). :-)
Brittnee...I don't think you sounded rude at all! I was just trying to keep it hush hush at work for a while because it is a huge gossip-mill here. I have thought about twins, too. I have two older sisters that are twins (identical) and my dad has a twin sister, so it is not uncommon in my family. But the thought of having two helpless beings from "time zero" relying on your 24/7 scares me to death, let alone just one baby! It would be pretty cool, though.
Gostomskiart... you and your husband are the same age and me and mine! We would have started trying right after we got married a little over a year ago, but we were trying to sell a house, which took FOREVER! If I were to do it all over again, I would major in graphic design. It sounds much more creative and fun than my job.
I don't have my first appt. set up yet, but my doc had me get my blood drawn today and will again on Saturday just to make sure all of my levels are increasing like they should. I am little more confident about this one, though, because the preggers test turned immediately bright pink this morning. In the last two failed pregnancies the line was very very faint, even after the point I am at right now in this pregnancy.
We are telling our friends in early June if everything is still okay by then since we will be vacationing with them for a week (they all have babies). It will be a bit too hard to reason why I am not drinking margaritas while on vacation!
It does not seem real yet. I don't have any symptoms (well, no period, if that counts as a symptom!) other than that I am really tired. I just cannot get enough sleep and can fall asleep sitting up. I'm normally very high energy so this is an adjustment for me.
I'm 35 and just married - we got hitched 2 weeks ago. We have been trying to get pregnant for 5 months and as soon as I got the referral for the infertility treatments I got pregnant (typically they make you wait 1 year to begin treatment but when over 35 it is six months).
I'm really happy - I was getting worried.
I don't know when it will seem real to me. Maybe when I start to show or something? It is hard for me to remember to be good - like I poured myself a glass of wine at dinner the other night - because I don't feel pregnant.
Glad to meet you all so I can have some friends to talk about this with!
According to the online calculator, we'll be expecting our first baby January 11th. It came as a big shock to me, as I only quit taking my pill in late February. I'm 33 at the end of the month, and my husband is also 33. Everybody I knew took at least 6 months to conceive, so imagine my surprise! We're just starting to get used to the idea of actually having a baby.
I'm still waiting to make my first appointment until the problems with my medical insurance get sorted out.
I'm a contract attorney in Washington, DC, so taking time for appointments shouldn't be a problem, thankfully.
Congratulations and Welcome emilyemm and MyBodyIsATemple! This is so exciting. It's great to be able to communicate with all of you that are in the same situation. Especially when you are trying to keep it from all of your friends and family for a while, but you just want to blurt it out to everyone!
I got my first set of blood work results back this morning. My HCG and progesterone levels were excellent for my time. I get my second blood draw is tomorrow and I will be able to see if my levels are rising as they should by Monday (which will be 5 weeks). The HCG levels are way way higher than they ever were for the duration of my two miscarried pregnancies, so this is good news. I made my first appt for May 28th, where she will give a "scan", or an internal ultrasound. I can't wait!!!
Hi emilyemm, congrats. I was completely suprised too. I think you are suprised no matter if you are planning or not (I was not....well, not yet so suprise!) My husband and I are getting excited and it feels like forever until next tues when I have my first appt. Good luck with your ins. (I'm in DC too by the way!)