Intro- cautiously optimistic

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sheamiss's picture
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Intro- cautiously optimistic

Hi Ladies

First I want to say congrats to all.

I found out we were preggers late last week but I'm worried. I hope y'all don't mind too much if I introduce myself and vent a bit.

I'm 36yo and have wanted another baby since my beautiful DD was 5 mo (she's now 4). However DH wanted to wait for awhile. Well, we started trying almost 2yrs ago. I thought it would be a short TTC journey. Boy was I wrong. Finally we got preggers in Sept but miscarried at 6wks. So here we are now- cautiously optimistic. I can't seem to stop worrying about MC again. My preg. symptoms are so erratic: some days I have sore and swollen bbs and other days I don't, same with nausea, headaches and fatigue. Realistically I know whatever will happen will happen so I wish there was some way I could just take the bull by the horns and be outright excited.

Thanks again for letting me get this off my chest. I don't mean to be a downer but I really needed it in order to move forward. I look forward to hanging out with everyone for the next 9m. I wish every HH9M.

Ciao for now

Joined: 12/09/10
Posts: 136

Welcome. I think we are all in the same place you are. So far I'm not loving the 1st trimester... the unknowing is tough. But everyone here is really supportive and has lots of good things to say!

Congrats.. look forward to getting to know you!

Joined: 11/01/07
Posts: 650

Congrats and welcome. I am almost in the same situation as you with symptoms. And I also had a m/c at ~7.5 weeks last October. I had nausea for a week or so and it has now been gone for a week. My bbs are sensitive one day and not so much the next. I have been sick for the last month so I don;t know how much fatigue I have had. I am not pulling the trigger on happiness yet. I am very paranoid about all this. I did have an u/s at 5weeks 3days and did see and hear the heartbeat. I wish I could do an ultrasound weekly to ease my nerves, but that isn't going to happen. Sad You are not a downer, just expressing your fears!

brady_bunch_plus_one's picture
Joined: 11/27/04
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Welcome.I know these first few months so so hard.Never knowing what to feel.Good news is we are all in the same boat as you.My symptoms are erratic as well.This is my 4th and I didnt worry until this pregnancy.Take a deep breath and try to just stick with us through these next few months.((HUGS))

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Joined: 05/31/09
Posts: 473

*hugs* yes, it is a scary and nervewracking time during a pregnancy!!! I am in the same boat, being cautiously optimistic. We found out last Weds, and like you I had a m/c a couple years ago (12 weeks, baby stopped growing at 9 wks). I am happy, but I am not getting super excited and all that till I see baby and hear his or her heartbeat. Its not being a downer, its being realistic and expressing your concerns. I hope that you get some reassurance soon that all is well! hh9m!

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Joined: 01/28/06
Posts: 38

Thanks ladies Smile

I mean this in the best possible way- but it's reassuring to her that some of y'all have similar concerns and symptoms- it makes everything seem normal.

I look forward to all the chats of happy pregnancy woes. Bring on the complaints of frequent pees and not being able to see out newly painted toenails Smile

Ciao for now


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Joined: 08/28/10
Posts: 535

Hi Shae,

First, congrats on your new pg! I know it's hard to be excited. You are not alone! I had two miscarriages, one in Oct '10 at 13 weeks (baby stopped growing at 6 weeks) and one this past January at 4 weeks 4 days. Now I am pregnant again and it's hard not to obsess and worry.

Please know you're not alone! I look forward to sharing this pregnancy journey with you!

Joined: 05/17/06
Posts: 370

Welcome Shea! I am another one whose pregnancy symptoms come and go, seems like there are a lot of us experiencing that so try not to worry too much (that's what I keep telling myself too!) HH9M to you and we will soon be through this trimester and a lot less worried about everything (I hope!) Smile

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Joined: 04/01/09
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Welcome and congrats..and may I say I love your name..its beautiful!!

I'm there with you on the paranoia about syptoms and such.
I think this whole board is pretty neurotic on it all aren't we you will fit in perfectly!!!

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MelanieP's picture
Joined: 09/25/09
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Welcome and congrats!!! I will second what the other ladies have all said. SO many of us are in the same boat. Hoping we all get to hit the second trimester together - good luck to you!

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Joined: 01/02/09
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From what you have been through, you are bound to be cautious sweety. I'm sure everyone here will help support you through this..... and CONGRATS!