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!
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Cramps - I haven't gotten any yet, but Charlie horses (leg cramps) were really bad during Oscar's pregnancy. I'd wake up screaming because it wouldn't let up. Scared the crap out of DH, who would try to help till it passed. I just have the restless leg syndrome with this one which is just the uncontrollable urge to move or jerk your legs - and I take meds for that since I had that before baby (since my birth actually.) It's neurological.
Sneak Peak test - Never heard of it but I tried everything last time just for fun. The ring over the belly...the ammonia test....the box test you get at the pharmacy. This time we had the NIPT testing and I should be getting the results this Friday - that's 99% reliable, so I guess I'm finding out gender soon! We're going to do a pregnancy announcement on 4th of July, and a gender reveal that day at the party we always host for my family. We'll post the pictures of the gender reveal a couple of days later. I think we're going to do confetti cannons in the backyard. I found some that are biodegradable online.
I'm 11 wks today! I can't believe we've made it this far. I'm so nervous for next week - my 12 wk ultrasound and genetic counseling. At least I feel better. I was lucky. I had one week of throwing up, extreme nausea and migraine like headaches. They seem to have let up since last Friday. I'm just getting normal headaches now, and no nausea. Hope it stays away.
I was so excited to hit 10 wks and use my home Doppler and try to find the baby's HB, but DH freaked out and won't let me. It seems to be a trigger for him and he's afraid that they are dangerous and I'll do damage to the baby - so I won't be using my Doppler till the end and only in emergencies when I desperately need to apparently. It was a hard concession to make. I've felt the baby move 3 times so far, freak things I know. I'm hoping I'll start feeling it regularly in a few weeks. Last pregnancy I felt flutters starting at 13 wks on a regular basis. Anyone else concerned about the safety of home dopplers?
5 years ago
calvingirl :) not long til you find out... How exciting! I use my hone doppler and I have no concerns at all, I think the main advise is not to use them for reassurance instead of regular movement later on, and if you have any concerns to go see the professionals.
My friend had complications and had to be monitored with the doppler by the midwife daily for the last 8 weeks of her pregnancy, so I doubt they could be dangerous. I found our baby with a home doppler around 10 weeks and found it very reassuring xxx
5 years ago
@Lakarmw I have the same muscle type pain spasm under my bump that started about 2 days ago, on and off. However, mine might be a result of my TAC wound healing because it also feels similar to the pain i felt on that side post surgery. but i'm not entirely sure. I'm 16 weeks this coming saturday, so not far behind you.
Have you felt little one's movements yet? I felt like I felt a lot more flutters around week 13/14 (and 'A LOT' being relative to now, not that I felt consistent movement). But I havent felt much, if any, in the last 2 weeks or so. But i'm fully aware its still very early.
I have my next appointment next week and will start the dreaded cervical checks. But looking forward to seeing baby!
Congrats to all those with new BFPS @mrsjr96 @Ramenia and whomever else I may have missed. So truly happy your blessings are on their way!
5 years ago • Edited
Hi Neomasie, my spasm seems to have eased off now it was very strange, I'm sure more aches and pains are to come over the weeks..... but im still not 100 percent what it was. How are you feeling now? Are you still on bed rest?
Yes I've been feeling lots of movement, usually of an eveing when I'm watching tv relaxed, seems a little wriggler in there, it's very reassuring, it's only really been daily these last 4/5 days, before that it was more every few days I'd feel something :) Good luck for your next appointment, it's good they're keeping a very close eye on your cervix so ensure all is well, as annoying as it may be having the extra checks xxx
5 years ago
Thanks @Lakarmw I'm feeling ok, i guess. Just a bit run down due to work trips and long working hours. I ended bedrest about a week and a half ago and am back to business as usual. but I am trying to take it easy when i can.I'm battling crazy constipation and just started taking magnesium citrate to try and combat it. Its so bad i've developed either a prolapse or a hemorrhoid or quite possibly, both!
I feel a lot further along then I am!
How exciting that your little one is already jumping and bopping about. I swear that is the best part of pregnancy! I'm glad your spasms have dissipated. Maybe they were just 'growing pains'.
5 years ago
Hi, all! Just figured I'd check in and read up on everyone.
Neomasie, sorry your so constipated. Luckily, I haven't had any this go around. With my 1st pregnancy, I didn't go for over 2 weeks. I prolapsed and got hemorrhoids. It was horrible. I hear magnisium works. I never knew that then. I was showing a lot more with dd because i was constipated the whole time. At 14w, i am still under my starting weight. I'm chalking it up to being regular. It almost worries me cause don't you become constipated so your body can get all the nutrients out of food for baby? Hope she is getting enough. (The things that worry us being pregnant! Lol)
Calvingirl, i used my doppler a lot with dd. Twice a day. I have used it about 10xs with this one. Heard hb at 8w3d. I am not as uptight this pregnancy. With dd, she followed a mmc so i worried so much with her.
Dragonfly, i tried a lot with dd. Did the gender test where you pee in cup and if it stays light, means girl. If it turns dark, means boy. It stayed dark and i figured boy. I just knew she was a boy by feelings but turned out a girl, which is what i wanted. This time, i knew deep down girl but wanted boy. It is so weird how they are so different in pregnancy! I also did the ring test and got NIPT with both. So, I think if you want to do it, go for it! I had a friend do NIPT and they said 99% boy and she had a girl. They bought all boy stuff and when she went a 32wk ultrasound they said definately not a boy, a girl. They had washed all the clothes and took tags off of everything so couldnt take most stuff back. But that is a rare occurance.
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@Kelliria. My aunt had a amnioscentesis done. Test came back and said it was a girl. But she really was having a boy. I know deep down I'm having a boy so I really hope that is the case. I plan on posting the gender on Fathers Day. I hate to post another saying letting them know it's a girl. Guess I will have to see how the rest of the pregnancy goes. I should just be thankful that my baby is healthy and moving around and be happy with what I am blessed with. Hope you are doing well.
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