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Old 01-31-2002, 05:16 PM   #2
AndreaHere AndreaHere is offline
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Re: Does anyone else feel like this?

Hi Molly,
I'm sorry to hear about how you're feeling. I know it's no way to live. As I mentioned before, I've had 3 previous miscarriages (one also that died with the pregnancy continuing until a very sad ultrasound). I am currently in my 18th week now and I find something new to worry about every day. Every single day. I told myself I'd stop worrying when the first trimester was over, but even now at 18 weeks it's always something new. Usually pertaining to the baby not moving enough or not moving at all. I saw him on ultrasound the other day and he looked great. He was waving and dancing and curling his fingers and toes and he was absolutely beautiful to me. You'd think that would have helped, but it only increased my fears that I would lose a child I now have so much love for. Deep inside somewhere I think I know this baby is going to be born this summer and I'm sure I'll have a whole new set of worries then, but for now I sure would like to relax and enjoy this pregnancy. Our worry and stress can't be good for our growing little ones. But we're mothers and we have hearts and minds and souls and we fear the worst. I'm sorry I don't have a perfect solution for you Molly, but know that you're not alone and your fears are totally normal. Again, all we can do is look back, smile and sigh months from now when we're emailing each other pictures of our gorgeous newborns. Best of luck to you and please keep venting as needed. <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/smile.gif">

-Andrea and the "big" little boy