I hope you can relax, Mary. I wanted a May baby for #4. I hope we can get early summer at least.
DH has had a lot to say about the m/c. He's been amazingly supportive the whole time. He was really disappointed and wants to try again right away. He's prepared to be cautiously excited next time (although we should know pretty early whether things are going well). And we're pretty sure #4 will be our last, but even he admits we might change our minds.
That sounds about how DH and I were after my m/c. I guess we're just not the type to sit idly by, haha. I just remember feeling empty (physically and emotionally) and wanting to be pregnant again ASAP.
As for having an early Summer baby, I enjoyed having Sean on June 30th. The weather was so nice for the end of my pregnancy... Some days felt terribly hot, but for the most part, it was just really nice. We got to go on lots of great walks at the end of my pregnancy, including an insane hike through hilly woods that nearly broke my pelvis (what was I thinking, lol??)... Well I know what I was thinking.. I was trying to walk the baby out. I failed, hahaha. It wasn't the most convenient weather for having a new baby. I had hoped to get outside and walk more, but it was SO hot and sunny during my maternity leave, and I was afraid to take him out too much. Some of that was probably FTM over-cautiousness, though.
AFM - Going back to work today after 5 days off... *Tear* I've been incredibly lazy the last 5 days. I did get all caught up on laundry and dishes... We had started falling behind by the end of my 9-day work week, so it was nice to get that stuff caught up. We shampooed the living room carpet last night. So we were mildly productive, but mostly lazy. Haha. :)
It was way too hot an sunny when Alex was born, too. But, I actually loved being pregnant during the summer.
I just realized, Mary, that it's a great thing for me that you just got a BFP. I'm always 6 weeks behind you, right? So my next one should be due the end of June. ;)
Hahahaha, I was thinking that same thing... If nothing else, it could work out with our 6-week spacing again. Too funny. ;)
AFM - I have 7 days of vacation coming up starting 2 weeks from today. I'm looking forward to it. We might go visit SIL and BIL at their new home in northern Michigan. BIL is in the Coast Guard and was relocated up there to work the great lakes right after their wedding in May. I really, really hope they start having babies soon, hahaha. They definitely want children and they're older than DH and I, so come on!! :)
Congrats on all the BFP's Mary, you can't argue with the digital! What a crappy situation for your friend, how could somebody be so heartless! It's not like she wasn't going to get them their pictures, they'd just be a few days late. But all those people saw was a loophole to save them some money. Jerks.
Katie - I knew you'd have baby/pregnancy fever soon! hahaha
Virginia - glad you're about done bleeding and all that. So glad your vacation was a blast!
AFM - our Parent/Tot swim class just started back up today. It was a lot of fun, Xander had a blast showing off all his new swimming skills. heh. This'll be the last time he can take this class since he'll turn 3 the same week it ends. Then he moves up to actual swim lessons! *gulp* Not sure if I'll sign him up for those right away in Oct/Nov or if we'll wait til after the baby is born. I guess I'll just wait and see how I feel in two months, whether I'm up for it or not. heh.
I'm feeling good, a little more energetic these last few days (oh don't worry, I'm still completely exhausted), so I've been tackling some projects... Like sewing new velcro tabs on all my Bum Genius cloth diapers. OMG worst job EVER! I hate sewing!!
Glad he's doing well with the swimming! I wish I could do a Mommy and Me swim class, but it wouldn't work with the other kids in tow. I like sewing and still find sewing new tabs on diapers tedious. But, when it's done it stays done for a while.
AFM: The baby fever is getting ridiculous. It wouldn't be so bad if we could really TTC, but who knows when I'll get around to Oing. We'll probably have to avoid a mid-August to mid-October EDD (If not longer) because we probably have to move next fall. So hopefully I can get pregnant soon.
ETA: sinc we have so many little boys among us, I wanted to share what I just found: http://www.pottytarget.com/products/ I started looking for exactly that sort of product because my dad, who travels a lot, told me that a lot of urinals in Europe have fly etched into them to kind of force men to aim. I really need something because I'm freaking tired of cleaning off the wall, trash can, and especially the floor. I'm going to order them (as soon as I choose a style). I'll let you know how they work.
Mary - I know you're nervous because of the m/c and cp. Is your doctor going to do any betas or an early u/s? I want to see pictures of a cute little bean.
Nope... I'm not even telling him I'm pregnant yet, hahah. I've been getting waves of nausea, so unless that gets worse and develops into full-blown m/s to the point that I want zofran or something, I don't even intend to tell him for a while. Well, that probably won't happen though, because I ended up going in about the milk leaking, and he wants to send me for a breast ultrasound. I think it's a bit of overkill and probably just another thing to bill my insurance for.. So I don't really want to go, but they have literally called me every work day since last wednesday, and I'm starting to think they won't leave me alone. So, I might call them back about that and also just mention... "BTW, I found out I was pregnant the day after I saw the doctor" hahah. The good thing is, I accidentally told them the wrong LMP date when I was in there last week, and made myself 2 days further along than I really would be (really more than that since I don't think I O'ed till day 16-17)... But anyway, that means they'd make my appointment for just a tad sooner, hahah. ;)
Virginia - I hope you start to O again soon. After my m/c, I O'ed on CD28. I'm guessing it might take you a little longer since your pregnancy was further along and your HCG was so high, but I'm betting it won't be too horribly long. You're a fertile myrtle! :)
well, I plan to go in tomorrow morning to have my levels tested again. I'm hoping they're under 100, but I kind of doubt it. I wish I could find real info on whether it's possible to O before they drop all the way. Oh, and my progesterone must still be up because I'm running half a degree warmer than my normal pre-O.
GL with the nausea. That's really early for it to start. Maybe you got a little girl. :D
It's nothing bad yet, but just little fleeting bouts of it here and there. It's very similar to how it began with Sean... Little instances of minor nausea that erupted into horrid nausea starting at 5w6d, hahaha... I remember it quite vividly.
AFM - Still waiting to hear about the work transfer. The lady I was trying to trade with... She freaking QUIT today! Well, put in a resignation... Not sure if she still has to work a couple weeks or if she's done. But she said she was sick of waiting around for them to do something and tired of passing up other offers in the meantime. So anyway, it all makes sense now. I talked to my boss today and he told me he was SURE that the boss over the area where I'm trying to move would be calling me TODAY. He never did call me (GRRR!) but that HAS to be why my boss was so sure. They apparently talked after they got her resignation letter and decided to get the transfer done, and he asked the other lady if she would stay if they got the transfer done, and she said no. I still hope he saw how motivated I was to get into that store and will still consider moving me there. She told me I wouldn't find a better store... That the technicians are awesome and the other pharmacist there is just great. That makes me feel good. It sounds like the district boss is an idiot, but that the store is great... That's the important part... You only see the DM once every few months anyway, hahaha.
ETA: Today is 14 dpo for me. So I guess tomorrow makes my period officially "late". Although making it past 11dpo is late for me, haha.
Also - (I keep thinking of things to say.. sorry, hahah)... I took a leap of faith tonight and ordered a kit of iron-on pieces to make one of those pregnant skeleton shirts for my official announcement around Halloween time. I'm sure you're all aware of how insane the first trimester makes me, so the fact that I actually made a pregnancy-related purchase this early is a big deal... Especially since I'll probably never use it if this pregnancy doesn't work out.