I guess I'll get this thread started. I had a positive test yesterday after work and again this morning. I couldn't believe my eyes. I called the Dr. this morning and made my first appointment for April 29. I'm in shock and can't believe it actually happened. I'm worried about all of the possibilities and the chance for miscarriage. I've had cramping since last Monday, but the lady at the Dr. today said it was normal. I shouldn't be concerned unless I start spotting. I'm hoping and praying for a healthy pregnancy and baby. I am also wondering when we should tell people. I told my husband that I want to wait a while to make sure things are going ok. I think he's ok with that, but hasn't said much since finding out last night. I'm really worried about telling on of our closest friends. They have been trying for 6 years without luck. I know how depressed she gets when she finds out about another person being pregnant, and I hate to do that to her. I can't and don't want to take this back though, so I hope I won't crush her. I look forward to getting to know others that follow. Welcome and good luck!
Well, I can't say I have actually "confirmed" my pregnancy, but I am really hoping that I am! My period is currently 4 days late, but I have been getting negative test results. So frustrating! I have many symptoms, but I don't want to get my hopes up either. I have tingling breasts, fatigue, queeziness and headaches. What do you think?? Should I talk to the doctor and have a blood test done?
Are your periods usually off? My can range anywhere from 28-35 even 40 days. I didn't usually test until I was at least a week late. That's what I did this time too. I had a friend tell me she couldn't believe I could wait. The tests usually say if you get a negative result to wait a week and test again. After that if you still have started and you still have a negative test, then call your doctor.
I know what you mean about getting your hopes up. I would tell my friend (the one mentioned above) about symptoms like you have and she would keep telling me, "I think you're pregnancy!" It was hard having someone who was pregnant telling me she thought I was and then it turned out that I wasn't. My husband finally said that he wished she would stop getting my hopes up and I told her that. She has stopped and doesn't yet know we are expecting. Good Luck and keep my posted=)
Hi ladies! So excited that this board has officially started. I'm just over 8 weeks, due Dec. 3. We had our second u/s today (we get more because we're seeing a reproductive endo.) and everything was perfect. HB was 161, and it was measuring slightly ahead. Now we move on to the regular OB for the next appointment.
As for our background, we started trying a little over a year ago, and ended up at the fertility specialist because I wasn't ovulating and my hubby had some lazy sperm. We got pregnant on our own in October, but had a m/c at 9 weeks. We tried clomid and iui in March, and were successful! We're still very worried about another m/c but so far everything looks perfect, and I feel different than last time, so we have a good feeling.
What are your due dates?
Baby #1 due December 3, 2010
Hi Julie and those to follow,
I was wondering how you were doing. I followed the TTC monthly posts for a while but never commented. We had been trying since July 4 of 2009, and I just had a positive home pregnancy test on Monday. I go to the doctor on the 29th of April. I'm figuring our due date is Dec. 20. I've been worrying like crazy that things are going ok. This is our first pregnancy and we haven't told anyone. I am wanting to wait until I go to the doctor to confirm and talk to her. Every little pain makes me worry. I've been reading and that makes me worry. It seems like I can't think of anything else unless I'm really really busy. I can't imagine the worry that will take place once this little bean is actually here. I don't want to get too excited about it in case something happens. When you m/c had your pregnancy been going good or were there concerns? I feel like I'm going crazy and am so excited to have someone who else to talk to about this journey. Good Luck!!
I got my first undeniable positive test on Wednesday last week (April 14) - 2 days after my "missed period", which usually fluctuates...so off to the doc to confirm.
Got in to see the doctor on Monday and they confirmed via urine test. She also confirmed the due date I had gotten: Dec 17, 2010. Plus, took several vials of blood and arranged for an ultrasound on Friday May 7 - right at the end of my 8th week.
I'm having a lot of the same concerns as everyone who has already posted. Miscarriage being #1. Especially after getting on a bunch of forums and seeing how (seemingly) often it happens.
But - my doctor reassured me that MY pregnancy wasn't like anyone elses' pregnancy. Just like the baby developing inside me, these 9 months will be like no one elses'. Even future pregnancies of mine will be nothing like this one and I shouldn't worry as everything checks out normal for now.
Still, I've decided to hold off on the announcement to friends and family until after the ultrasound confirms everything is running along smoothly. My husband seems to prefer to tell everyone now, but is willing to wait it out a couple of more weeks for me.
Congrats to everyone -
cwdana-Great birthday-That's my bday too. Is your name Dana? That's my name. Interesting... My husband hasn't had much to say since we had a positive test. He's been pretty busy with work and stuff at home and we haven't seen each other too much.
Last night out of nowhere he says, "I can't wait anymore...I have to tell someone!" I asked him who and he said his mom. I couldn't believe that. I would like to tell the families on Mother's Day by giving them a card and picture frame with "Grandma" on it. It's the first grandchild for my parents and the first blood grandchild for my in-laws. They have step-grandchildren. I don't know if we will tell them then because we will just be 9 weeks.
I thought about waiting until Father's Day, but we don't usually see MIL then. The dads are usually busy and it's not a huge day. Hmmm... I think I'll wait until I go to the dr. and see how things are going. Then I'm sure we'll decide.
Congrats to everyone!
Distamm, google is your worst enemy. At least it's mine. I google every feeling I have and I swear all of the negative results come up first. With the first pregnancy, there was a heartbeat at 5w5d, and then none at 9. Everything seemed to be going fine. It was a missed miscarriage, so I had no symptoms. However, I just feel different this time. But I really worry when I feel sick one day and then not the next. I don't think we ever won't worry. I'm excited to have people on this board to talk to. That will help with the worrying and stress!
Baby #1 due December 3, 2010
Found out last week and due 12/27! I still have to call the Dr. Office tomorrow to make the first appointment. I too have a friend that has been trying for several years with no luck and I'm nervous as to how she will react!
After having trouble getting pregnant, and having a miscarriage, it was really hard for me to hear that other people were pregnant. I had two of my best friends get pregnant....one on her first try, and the other after 3 months. There were also 6 women at work who were pregnant. Even though I was happy for them, I just could not help but feel jealous. My advice is to tell your friends who have been having trouble, but don't discuss the pregnancy with them unless they ask. My friends were pretty good about that. I have to be honest that I sort of avoided talking to them for a while after I miscarried, because it was too hard to hear about pregnancy at that time. So be patient with your friends if they don't want to talk to you about it, and don't be offended. Ultimately, I'm sure they will be very happy for you, and it's much better to be upfront with them than to tell other people and try to hide it from them for a while.