Hello! I'm Dawn, 29 (for now - I'll be the big 3-OH! on April 16th), and I found out last week that I'm pregnant with our third child. Dh and I are very lucky when it comes to the "getting pregnant" thing, and have gotten pregnant the first cycle off of BCP's all three times we've attempted. We currently have a DS, Brendan who will be 4 in April, and a DD, Halle, who will turn two in March.
I'm a member of the Nov. boards, and love the ladies over there!! I thought I'd start this journal to keep up with the happenings of my pregnancy, and also because everybody always says the more kids you have the less you "do" for each child, so here's what I'm "doing" for our third that I didn't do for the first two!
I'm 5 weeks today - I've been feeling very good. I'm tired, and am peeing alot, and also feel pukey off and on if I don't keep my stomach happy. I have been experiencing some cramping low down off and on for the last week or so, and I have to admit, it's making me nervous. I didn't experience this to this extent with either of my other two pregancies, and while the doctor assured me all is normal, I just wish it would stop! I've had no bleeding or spotting, whatsoever, even after my pap on Monday, so I'm sure all is ok, but it is still a bit strange. The one other strange thing I'm finding with this pregnancy, is even though I'm not very far along, when I lay on my tummy I can feel the "bump" down low. My uterus is probably just larger after carrying two large babies, but it's still crazy to be able to feel something there so early.
Whew - this turned into quite the entry! I will be MIA for the next week or so as I'm flying to Hawaii on Friday for work (YAY!!!). I'll be back with an update next week!
I'm back from my trip to Hawaii, which was absolutely gorgeous and amazing; definately an experience of a lifetime! The day before I left, however, I experienced a small amount of brownish discharge when wiping, which turned to light red while on the trip. I've been having this light spotting for over a week now, and it's coupled with cramping off and on. I'm not sure what to think or do. I called the clinic today, and was informed that they won't do an ultrasound at the walk-in, and since the ER is so expensive, and there is really nothing they can do if I am miscarrying, I guess I'll wait and call my doc on Monday morning. I just wish I knew if this pregnancy was over. I think the wondering and not knowing is the worst.
Today my cramping has felt like early labor contractions.
I'm still bleeding, as well, although it's very strange - one time when I wipe, the toilet paper will be full of blood, and the next there will be none at all. With the way I've been feeling, I will honestly say I will be surprised if this pregnancy is viable.
I'm going to call the doctor tomorrow morning as soon as the clinic opens. I'm really hoping I can get in for an ultrasound tomorrow morning, although a small part of me is starting to not want to know. Right now, I'm still pregnant, and as far as I know I have a baby growing inside of me. Tomorrow, all that could change....
The bleeding was bright red this morning, and there was more of it. I've put a call in to the clinic, but haven't heard back from them as of yet to schedule me for an ultrasound. Everybody moves at such a slow pace around here that it's frustrating. Even though I'm torn between pretending everything is fine, and getting confirmation as to what is going on, I can't help but be impatient for the doctor to call me. Plus, since the bleeding is worse, and my cramps are ever present, I'm becoming more and more afraid I will miscarry here, at work.
I'm back! AND GUESS WHAT - I'M STILL PREGNANT!!!!!
We saw the teeny tiny little fetus, and the beautiful little flicker of the heartbeat - it was great. Up until I laid on that table I had convinced myself I'd be ok if they didn't see anything, that I was ready for it. But as soon as I laid down I stared at the screen until my eyes were blurry looking for a sign that my little one was in there, and alive. The tech only took a moment to find the gestational sac, then said, "I see a flicker - it's the heartbeat!" My eyes welled up. He measured my little peanut - 6w4d, and according to my LMP I'm 6w5d, so right where it needs to be. HR was 167.
I'm still spotting a bit, which is bothersome, but I guess I'll just take each day as it comes.
My spotting is gone! YAY! Even after my bm this morning, which was typically when I would see more in the way of spotting, there was none! Here's to hoping I don't have to visit this topic of discussion again during this pregnancy!
I'm feeling good today - 7 weeks, which seems crazy. Time is really ticking by these days!
I am usually such a planner, but here I am 2 weeks (not even!) before my daughter's 2nd birthday and I just went out and bought the invitations today on my lunch hour. That will be my project for tonight - address and send the invitations. We usually end up having two birthday parties for the kids, one around DD's b-day, and one at my parent's around DS's. They are 2 weeks (shy of two years) apart in age and since our family lives 3 hours from us in two opposite directions, (and since my parents farm and this is prime calving season) we've found this works out great. DS's 4th b-day falls on Easter Sunday this year, so the party should have a good attendance as most of the family will be up for Easter anyway.