The emotional rollercoaster

ali_runner's picture

Everything is normal at least so far in terms of blood work. The only number I know is my beta hcg and it's really good. So, that's one less thing to worry about today. I've decided after much crying and sobbing that pregnancy is going to be the most difficult roller coaster of my life. It is absolutely terrifying and is leading me to OCD. You know, where you check the toilet paper every time you go. Or feeling your breasts to make sure they are still a little sore. If it weren't me I would find it comical!

We're counting the days until our first ultrasound. May 12th. Seems like forever away; I've never been particularly patient. We're also trying to decide what testing we want to have done. Prenatal screening is a rather overwhelming process (seems to be the trend here in pregnancy land). A screening ultrasound is scheduled for one week after the one on the 12th, but we can cancel it if we decide we don't want it. We need to do some more research and have some more discussions about how this will all play out.

I am thankful that the ride thus far has been rather uneventful and pray that it continues in that direction.

Hey little bean - we get to see you in a few weeks and that is THRILLING!


Submitted by allyse on

LOL!!! I am a first time pregnant woman, and I was doing the same, checking toilet paper, feeling my breasts for soreness.

I had my ultra sound today, and all is well!!! Praise God, I am so excited!

Submitted by Chris2173 on

I completely understand where your coming from too!!! I am a mother of a 13yrold, and my husband and I have been married two years (first child from a previous relationship). Two months after my husband and I were married, I suffered an ectopic pregnancy.

Finally two years later we are lucky enough to be pregnant again. I am approx 5 weeks along, and doing the same things you are. I check the toilet paper all the time, and my boobs. I also go to the bathroom a lot more than I am suppose to to make sure that everything is alright. My first hcg level was 266, and two days later my second one was 679. I am now waiting for my third hcg results.

Good Luck to you and your family, and you definitely do not have OCD. Perfectly normal behavior. LOL!!!!! For a pregnant woman!!!!