Group for the BFPs
Hi, girls! I just wanted to create a group for all the BFPs we have gotten. There have been so many lately and i have gotten to know a lot of you and i don't want to go to another forum. I feel bad talking on other groups about my bfp when others are still trying. So I figured we could talk about things in here too! I am 6w5d today. I have a 2yr old dd and am 39 yrs old. Just starting to get a few symptoms and my eye is twitching out of control. Hope to hear from my other bfp friends!
1366 Replies • 4 years ago
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@Rooroo - Not overstepping at all. Thank you for your kind words. Before Oscar, I was as crunchy as they come. Had a home birth with my first son, and planned a home birth with Oscar. That didn't work out so well, although the care I received was good - it was my placenta that failed me and him. He was born too small and didn't survive the labor. Thank you for understanding my polar opposite swing and need for monitoring. I just don't want that to happen again. I'm 4 yrs older now and 43. It's not like my placenta is gonna work better, you know? The tightrope that the doctors and I are walking is getting her big and strong enough to survive labor and not have any developmental problems, while not waiting too long to hamper her growth. I think the induction/c-section at 38 wks is probably my best compromise. She's been doing well so far. I go in today in 5 hrs for my last growth scan. A lot is riding on this so I'm very nervous and will feel much better after I get the results. Meanwhile, thinking positively, every pregnancy is different and a loss doesn't mean a loss of every baby. It's exceedingly rare, ladies. Plus, my little girl is 10x more active than Oscar was, and they say from what they can see, the placenta is much bigger this time too. The gestational diabetes is actually a good sign, as it's a healthy placenta that produces the hormones that throws your blood sugar out of whack. Thank you for rooting for me. I've had a tough week mentally and I expect the next two weeks I'm going to be holding my breath till she's in my arms. I can't wait to share the good news with all of you.
3 years ago
@beaut1ful38 - a lovely profile pic of baby! I can't believe how nervewracking that must of been at that moment when baby came close...whew! Glad it turned out fine and hope your results are optimal.
@Lakarmw - Thanks. I'm feeling fine. No where near ready to go. No discharge. BH contractions just a couple a day, same as the last two months. She's head down so I have to pee more often and walking induces some major lightning crotch, but my body clearly has 4 more weeks to go (36 weeks today). She's moving a lot though, and on the track to be a 6-7lb baby which is amazing!
Speaking of which, because the plan is still to induce early on Dec 18th (38 wks), I'm hoping my body gets a little more ready in the next two weeks so the induction won't fail. It's my last baby, so I don't care if I have a C-section for myself, but I REALLY want to hold her and bond with her in the first hour. It's about the most important thing to me ever. If I have to wait 1-2 hrs before I get to hold her or nurse her, and she's had her rare awake time with dad and nurses before me, I'll grieve. I don't think I'll believe that she's mine and alive until I get to see her and memorize her face...and a brief glance after they pull her out is not going to be enough for me. It's what I'm most worried about. Sooo....now that she's doing so well, I might be able to talk to Dr. about putting off the induction till Dec 26th (39 wks). My body would probably respond better to induction if I was closer to my due date. My DH wants her out now, but he's had 4 preemies with his 1st wife, so the idea of waiting till full term is alien to him. He thinks NICU is a natural part of childbirth @@ and doesn't put any stock in the "magic hour". His exwife also bottlefed, so getting a good start on breastfeeding is not something he values either. (Mind you, he has 4 kids and 3 are special needs due to their premature birth complications - not something I want to repeat). But he's married to me now, and those things are VERY important to me. I'll accept it if I have to and I know in the long run, it probably won't make a big difference - thousands of moms have babies by C-section every day and still bond with their babies, but I'm going to work my hardest to get her out the normal way. It's become this emotional trigger for me now, and no one says pregnancy hormones have to be logical. Cross your fingers for me ladies!
3 years ago
Well I've missed alot lol.
@beautiful how are you feeling? Did you recover well? And when did they say you would get the results??
@calvingirl I'm so happy for you and your little one. She worked hard for you mama:) i understand not wanting a c-section and I really hope you don't have to have one. But in the end game as long as she comes out healthy I know you'll be just fine:)
3 years ago
OMG SheRiskers - She's Gorgeous!! 10lbs and you pushed her out! YOU GO GIRL! She's beautiful, and I'm so proud of you. 8 minutes to get a 10lber out is no joke. Congratulations. Yes, I think the first round of our BFPs have given birth - Lakarmv, Kelliria, Tryingafterloss and Dragonfly all have babies in their arms. I think I'm next up. I'm turning 37 wks on Tuesday and tomorrow I should get my induction date, but I expect it to be around Dec 18th around 38 wks. They might push till after Christmas to 39 wks, but it's making me really nervous and her movement has slowed so I just want her out and safe.
Then we have our next round including Flamingogirl, Rooroo and Beaut1ful...forgive me if I'm missing anyone. Pregnancy brain. So excited to see us all have babies in arms. So glad you checked in SheRiskers! I love the name Hannah - it's my sister's name but you really don't hear it anymore. It's feminine and classic.
3 years ago • Edited
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