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Old 04-17-2010, 04:07 PM   #16
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Re: April First trimester up to 13 weeks

Plang, did you have your appointment yet?? How did it go?

My boobs are starting to hurt more now.

I have been missing school lately because I am just too tired, I think I might drop out. I took this course to take my mind off of ttc and it did work but it's not something I will be working in, just something I was going to do on the side but now with my new job and everything it seems like a little much.

I started my new job this week and I fit in really well and I love the atmosphere so much, I can see myself working there for a really long time

How was your week?

 
Old 04-17-2010, 06:23 PM   #17
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hi Khandii! Yes, I did have my appointment. So amazing. I have never seen anything that amazing in all my life. We got to see our little bean's heart beating. 109 beats per minute. Drs said it measure at 6 weeks 4 days. Size of a half a grain of rice. So sweet!
The doctor's seem very pleased. They're referring me to an OB, should hear from them within the week.

I still have that picture in my mind, just seeing that little flutter on the screen.

What kind of course were you taking? Sucks that you're thinking of quitting though. But if you're too tired, especially after working a full time job, then it kinda makes sense. Is it something that would help you further your career?

This week has been so long. I had a wedding cake to make so I was up late all week baking and preparing for it. And we had my cat fixed, so it's been heart breaking dealing with this. (cried when I dropped him off!)

 
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Old 04-18-2010, 07:42 AM   #18
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Hi everyone! Thanks Khandii for letting me know about this thread. I just found out I'm pregnant even though I've been pretty convinced for over a week now. I'm very early (probably around just 4 weeks or so) but I've been experiencing a lot of symptoms- mainly some serious dizziness and body aches, almost like the flu but without feeling really sick/bedridden. It's gotten better this weekend. My boobs got really sore about 4 days ago, to the point where I've been wearing bras even when I hang around the house (and I am a pretty average-chested girl) because they hurt if they bounce! Ha. I definitely get more pain from my nipples though. This morning they don't really hurt so I am welcoming the change. I haven't gotten any morning sickness yet, which I am dreading, but I'm hoping that if it hasn't hit me yet, maybe it won't? (wishful thinking). I'm still so early that I guess I can't predict anything. As for me, I am in a sticky situation right now because my husband and I want to move, especially now that we are expecting. So he is looking for a job in the state where my parents live (VA) and we are currently living in NYC. Soooo, whoever I can get for prenatal care will likely not be the person I deliver with, which is a huge bummer for me. So I will probably look for someone here and schedule an appoinment within the next 4 weeks from now and see how it goes and what they recommend that I do. At this point, I am just eating really healthy, hoping that everything is going well and trying to keep on my feet and not loaf around. I definitely get tired at night but during the day I surprisingly have a ton of energy! I wonder how long that will last...

 
Old 04-18-2010, 01:29 PM   #19
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Yay Plang I am so happy for you . I still have a couple of weeks before my ultra sound.

I am taking a hairdressing course part time. It's not something I will ever work in just do on the side. I told myself with my last pregnancy if I lose it I am going to do something for me. I hated my job and I needed something to make me happy so I enrolled into school which started in Jan but then a month into it I quit my job which is why I have started a new one now. A huge change in my life but it all seems to be working out and I do feel much happier then I was that's for sure.

Welcome Lady, I say move back home and settle in there.

Sickness can start from 4 weeks on so it still might come you never know, lol.

K Ladies, I am off to my parent's house.. My dad needs a haircut and then we are having bbq for dinner. I will chat with you all later.

 
Old 04-19-2010, 07:12 AM   #20
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Hi Khandii,
I completely understand wanting to do something for you. It's so emotionally draining doing this whole TTC thing, that you really do just have to take your mind off of it. Personally, I think you should keep going with the course. Having something else going on in your life might be a good thing! I make cakes on the side, as tired as I am, I just have to keep plugging through my orders. I just did a wedding cake this weekend, I was misserable doing it, but it helped keep my mind off things.

Welcome Lady! Congratulations! I'm glad I'm not the only one experiencing the dizziness! When I told my doctors about it they seemed a little concerned. Mainly because it happens quite often while I"m driving, so they've asked me to try not to drive for a while until it settles down. Be careful! Don't want anything to happen!!

At my appointment on Friday, my doctor's told me that sickness usually peaks at 6-9 weeks and tapers off by around 13-16 weeks. So what I've been experiencing is NOTHING! HAHA! I felt really sick this morning, but once I ate something I felt a little better. Small frequent meals, That'll be my motto!

 
Old 04-19-2010, 01:49 PM   #21
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Thanks for the advice Plang. My best friend is actually pregnant as well (it's really exciting to babble on about our symptoms and thoughts together!) and she is a few weeks ahead of me and is experiencing a lot of morning sickness. So I'm hoping it won't hit me but I know I have many weeks of possibilities ahead of me in that area! Ugh. As for the dizziness, luckily I don't drive (I'm in NYC right now) and it hasn't been that bad that I actually have to grab hold of something or sit down. Sometimes I feel I stand up too fast but that is about as bad as it gets. I'm still early, but it was one of my first symptoms. Lately it hasn't been too bad. It just kind of feels like the flu- aches and dizziness. I'm getting a TON of leg cramping though. I used to get these cramps when I was lacking in minerals/vitamins at times (on one occasion after I got food poisoning). They sort of feel like growing pains. So that has been a nuisance, but overall, nothing too bad yet! I'll definitely be careful though if I do have to drive at any point. This weekend I'm going home to tell my parents! So I'll make sure my husband does all the driving then just in case

 
Old 04-20-2010, 05:16 AM   #22
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I get dizzy from time to time as well but normally while I am sitting down.

I have been having some cramping the past couple of days, it will jump from one side to the other.

Have you been having weird dreams yet?? lol. I have been the past couple of nights. The other night I had a dream about vampires and last night I was running away from people, I hate those running dreams it feels like you don't move fast enough.

I can't get over how tired I am, I never felt like this with my other pregnancies, hopefully it's a good thing though. I went to bed at 8 last night and i was still tired this morning. I have school tonight from 5-9, I hope I can last.

 
Old 04-20-2010, 09:50 AM   #23
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Me too! It's always when I'm sitting down. Very strange. It feels like a wave crashing over me. And is gone as fast as it came on.

my doctor said that it's normal to have that kind of cramping. Said your uterus has to grow from the size of your fist to the size of a LARGE watermelon, so the ligaments will be stretching. That's what's causing the cramps.

I had a weird dream last night. We haven't told anyone but out DRs that we're pregnant. So I dreamt last night that we told someone...that someone was Julia Roberts. LOL wow, strange. Other than that, I can't remember any other strange ones.

I know, I'm so tired too. But for me, it's also part of my migraines that I've been getting. I had to stop taking my preventative meds and the migraines have been pretty intense for the last couple of weeks.

I think I had my first bout of morning sickness yesterday. My stomach was turning ALL day! I'd have to eat little meals all the time to help settle it. That settling would only last for about 30 minutes then I'd be back to feeling sick again. Haven't vomited yet, but I was pretty close! Feeling about the same today. As I've said to my DH, I'll be sick every day of this pregnancy, if it results in a healthy baby!

 
Old 04-21-2010, 05:08 AM   #24
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I felt sick with my last pregnancy and I ate crackers. I would eat crackers and cheese for a snack at work and that seemed to help after lunch I would always feel sick as well so I would drink a ginger ale and that helped as well. Everyone is different but I also know if I am start to feel a little weak in the stomach I will chew on some mint gum and that helps too. Try it out and see what works for you.

Last night I had a dream that my sil lost a bunch of weight in a weeks time and people were tooking to take her away because she wasn't healthy, very weird.

I have been having head aches the past couple of days as well. I do get head aches often but they had stopped for a bit but I guess they are back now. Have you been taking anything for them?

 
Old 04-22-2010, 10:42 AM   #25
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It's strange for me though, I'll eat a little snack, crackers, fruit, whatever, then 30minutes later I'll feel sick again. I feel like I'm eating ALL the time! Luckily I haven't put on any weight yet, but geez!
My headaches are getting so unbareable! Last night I was in bed at 8pm with a migraine that was a 15/10 on the pain scale. Was completely disoriented. Sleeping that long helped though, now it feels like it's about a 2/10. Much better!
I've actually not been taking anything for my headaches. Until this last one yesterday. I just had to take something. I took 2 tylenol. That's all my doctor's are telling me is okay to take. Thankfully, 2 tylenol and 10hours of sleep, it's gotten a lot better. I'll be going to bed a lot earlier tonight as well, hopefully that'll keep it gone!

I just got a call from my new OB! Because I was seeing a fertility specialist, he had to refer me to an OB for all my prenatal care and delivery. Got my first appointment there on May 19th! I can't wait!!!

Are you guys finding the time is going by so slowly? Feels like these last two weeks of not being able to tell anyone have been dragging on! These next 5 weeks will be so slow!

 
Old 04-23-2010, 05:14 AM   #26
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Head aches suck, I am so sorry you are having them so badly.

Sleep is very good, I try and go to bed at 8-9 every night because I am so tired.

I woke up this morning with Nausea, I am 6 weeks today and I think that's when it started the last time too. I feel like crap right now.

The time is going by so slowly and I think it will until we are completly comfortable and not worried about anything.

I have 10 more days until my ultra sound. Sounds so close but it feels so far away, lol.

I am with the fertility clinic now even though they didn't even do anything this time but they are better because they have all the equipment and everything is much quicker. After that I go to my family doc until 28 weeks I think she said. They don't have an ultra sound machine there or anything so it's all done through gamma dynacare which is annoying.

 
Old 04-23-2010, 06:11 AM   #27
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LOL I've been sick for two weeks already. I love it! I feel like crap, but it's so worth it!

That's so awesome! You should be able to see the baby's heart beat!! It's the most amazing thing I've ever seen in my life!

The fertility clinics are great! They have all the equipment they'll need to treat you and help you hold on to this one. They'll be able to watch you more closely for complications.
I just heard from my OB yesterday. I'm so excited to see him!

I'm still so nervous about every little cramp I get. No more blood though, haven't in quite a few days. But the cramps and pulling pains keep going strong. Not doubled over pain, but kind of like waves. It'll hurt for a second or two, then be fine. Just feels weird. Are you having pains like this too?

 
Old 04-23-2010, 07:54 AM   #28
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I'm having cramps like that and they do make me a bit nervous. And I'm a few weeks earlier than you, but cramping was one of my earliest symptoms. It does come on very quickly, which are the ones that make me nervous, but then they go away just as fast. I also have some that feel just like menstrual cramps, which don't panic me as much. From the books I've been reading, it says that this is common due to your uterus expanding and things "shifting around in there". I think if the cramping is accompanied by lots of bleeding it is cause for concern, but otherwise from what I can understand it is pretty normal (though scary, I agree with you!) I am so worried all the time that my baby isn't developing normally...last night I woke up around 2 am and couldn't go back to sleep for awhile. I never wake up in the middle of the night. My biggest fears right now are that I didn't take folic acid the month before I conceived (of course I was taking it a few months before that, but then stopped around the time I went to Italy, where I got pregnant...it would figure). I think when it comes time for my first prenatal appointment and all of the prenatal tests I will be a basketcase. I also was drinking quite a bit of wine in Italy too (naturally) and luckily because of my intuitions I didn't have a drop once I returned home because of the symptoms I was having. BUt I have those thoughts running through my head too- what if my body wasn't at its healthiest state when I conceived? I also had a very weird dream last night which was part of why I woke up I think- and my heart was racing and I just kept thinking about what might be going wrong inside me. I know I can't think this way and I will drive myself crazy, but its hard! I am telling my parents this weekend and I think that may help to have someone else to lean on during these crazy moments of mine. My husband I think is still a bit shell-shocked and I think the news needs to sink in. He is excited but he keeps saying that the news hasn't fully sunk in yet. But I agree, Plang, that these weeks have been dragging along! And I'm only 5 weeks, according to my estimates...so many more to go until I can tell everyone. I hope I don't keep worrying this way for the next 7 weeks...ugh.

 
Old 04-24-2010, 06:26 AM   #29
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I have been having the cramps as well. Mine seem to be staying around a bit mmore lately. One day it will be on one side and the next on the other side, it's weird. I always worry about ectopic so when it stays in that one place all day I get a little freaking out.

Lady, I wouldn't worry about the wine and the folic acid, you will be fine. There are people who are on crack and they have healthy babies, if it's meant to stick it will stick. My doctor said that as well, there is nothing you can do to stop a miscarriage.

Plang you are ahead of me so I wanted to ask if your spine has been bothering you yet. I have had it with my last few pregnancies and it has started in this one.

 
Old 04-25-2010, 10:00 AM   #30
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Khandii,
Yes!! My back has been killing me! Mostly it's when I'm standing for too long, like doing the dishes. You know, leaning forward that little bit, strains my back a lot. But just sitting down, or walking around, it doesn't hurt too much.
My sore boobs are starting to go away though. They don't hurt all day and when they do hurt, it's nothing like it was a few weeks ago. Don't know if that's normal, but I'm guessing it's just me leveling out from the change in hormones.
Lady, I wouldn't worry about the folic and wine either. My sister-in-law just told me yesterday that she was right drunk when she conceived her two kids, and got drunk a few times between then and finding out she was pregnant. And both her kids are perfectly healthy. And, she wasn't actively trying to get pregnant, so she wasn't taking folic either. Plus, you get folic acid in a lot of foods too, so as long as you were eating well, I'm sure things will be fine.

I'm SO itchy! My nipples and my hands and feet! It's crazy! Bought some good lotion, doesn't help. I'll be asking my doctor about it at my next appointment.

 
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