This will be more for myself, but for anyone who isn't bored to tears, I'm Amber, hubby is Chris. We've been married since Dec/06 and out first is due early October. FF says my EDD is Oct.9. I had a Doctors appt for today, but we had a storm and she wussed out and cancelled her schedule. I should be 6 weeks tomorrow and I am desperate for an ultrasound or just to hear a heartbeat. I don't feel pregnant. I am having practically no symptoms. I've had AF cramps for 2 weeks now, my boobs are a little tender, but nothing major. No morning sickness, a little nausea, but nothing major, no metal mouth, no food aversions, nothing. I got my BFP last Wednesday but since I'm a little paranoid about the lack of symptoms and no Dr confirmation, I bought another one today just to make sure I'm still PG. I am by the way.
So this will be my journal. I'll probably get a proper pen and paper one too eventually, but I'm on here all the time as it is, so this is easier.
Oh, and I love my birth board. I've heard stories from some women just not feeling comfortable, or at home, or getting along on their EDD birth board, so they move up a month to one that feels more like home. But I love mine and wouldn't want to go anywhere, and I feel very lucky to have that support system.
Anyway, thats all for today. My Dr should be calling tomorrow to reschedule my appt.
So my doctor (well her receptionist) called today to reschedule my appt. Its now next Wed morning. I asked what She was going to do, and its pretty boring. Figure out my EDD (which I know she is going to say is earlier than I actually think it is), ask some general health/family history questions, and refer me to an OB/GYN. Which kinda sucks cuz I probably won't get in with my new doctor until March, so I won't get to hear a heartbeat or have an ultrasound done until then. *pout*
So we've decided to tell the parents tomorrow. I am so stressed about telling my mom. Shes not going to be happy. Background: I just finished school for Administrative Assistant and we were going to wait until I'd been out of school a few months and had a job before going off the pill. Well, needless to say, I'm impatient, so we went off it early. I'm just going into my last week of work term next week, and have no career related job lined up yet. This will be the only thing that my mother will focus on when we tell her. That I don't have a real job. I just want her to excited, but I know she'll just be all naggy. So I am not looking forward to that. Oh and did I mention that this work term is with her. So we'll tell her tomorrow afternoon as I'm leaving, so she'll have the weekend to digest, and she hopefully will not b**** me out Monday morning. Too much stress.
Still no symptoms. Some nausea today, a little dizziness, overheating very easily too. Weird.
Ok so we told everyone. Mom reacted better than I thought, but still not as great as jumping up and down, super excited squealy moms. She said she is happy for us but that shes concerned about our financial situation, which we are too. She said she'd try and help me find a bunch of second hand stuff, and gave us some tips and stuff, so that was cool. Chris called his mother and she said she was happy for us. He's going to call his brother tomorrow. I told Kerys (my BF) over Facebook, which I didn't want, I wanted to tell her in person, but she was packing for a trip this weekend so we couldn't hang out as planned. That and I practically passed out at 7 pm. But she is very excited. So yeah, maybe once I hit 10 weeks we'll tell the rest of our family, and then once I hit 13 or 14 we'll tell friends, co-workers, etc.
Symptoms: Still cramping, killer headaches, insane exhaustion, bloating, slight constipation.
I feel like all I do these days is sleep. I'm beyond exhausted. I hope this is just a first trimester thing.
Oh and something I haven't really thought to mention yet. I'm having ridiculous breakouts. Every time one pimple goes away, two more show up. Its so not cool. I'm always had skin issues, but this is bad. I hope it clears up once my hormones settle down.
I'm excited to see a doctor and hurry up and get an OB. I want a heartbeat!
So we had my appt today. It was pretty boring. She used the wheel to calculate my EDD, which she has as Oct. 9. I personally think its a little later than that, but whatever. We talked about meds and stuff, shes switching my asthma meds for now. She told me the name of the OB that'll be taking over and said she'd schedule an appt for me soon. I thought that would take like a week but I got a call this afternoon and I have my first OB appt in 3 weeks. I'm pretty excited. Although I probably won't get an ultrasound until 18-20 weeks.
I hit 7 weeks tomorrow! Halfway through my first trimester. And still no morning sickness. We've decided to risk it and tell people. Everyone at work is pretty excited so far.
On a non pregnancy note, I have a job interview tomorrow. I do feel kind of bad going in knowing that I'm pg, but its a term position that ends in October, so thats kind of perfect and meant to be. I really hope I get it, cuz I think I'll want to kill myself if I have to work full time in the bakery again.
I'm very relieved at how quickly my mother is warming up to the idea of being a grandmother. I came into work today (we work together) and she had presents. One was a pink peasant-style top thats a little big and flowy, leaving lots of room for expansion, and the other was The Pregnancy Bible. Its very encouraging that shes just out at the mall, and decides to buy me baby books and maternity tops.
I will need to make a trip down to Saint John to hit up the Old Navy there for maternity pants. I think I'll be fine with the shirts, cuz the styles these days are high waistlines with billowy fabric at the stomach, and I am pretty small, so I think I can get away with normal clothes in a larger size, at least until I hit mid-third trimester. But I do need pants, and we don't really have lots of stores here with mat clothes. Wal-mart and Reitmans are the only ones I can really think of that aren't specialty (aka expensive) stores.
Anyway, thats about it. Everyone knows now. No morning sickness. All is well.
I had cramping Sunday night, and spotting yesterday morning, so DH and I went to the ER. After almost 6 hours, a couple exams, and a few ultrasounds, we got the news I had been dreading. I should've been 13w 3d, but the fetus was only measuring at 8w and there was no heartbeat. The Dr said I could wait and miscarry on my own, or he could give me meds to get the contractions going and move things along quicker. I chose to let my body do its own thing, and I've started bleeding really heavily today.
We will be trying again, and I know these things just happen, even though thats not really any consolation.