Hi all. My name is Emily, and I am a 28 year old momma. I have been pregnant 3 times, with only one pregnancy ending with a healthy baby. My other two pregnancies ended with a miscarriage, or a blighted ovum to be exact.
The first m/c was in July 05. After one month of trying we were so excited to find out we were pregnant. At 6 weeks, I went in and the doctor only saw a sac on my u/s. My blood levels were extremely high, so he decided to waita few days to do another u/s. After a week we found out that I had a blighted ovum, which required a d&c to remove. We waited the recommended time, and decided to go ahead and ttc again. We were told that we would have a healthy pregnancy, and they were right
We found out we were pregnant in Feb 06. This pregnancy started off exactly like my m/c, but this time we decided not to get our hopes up. At 7 weeks we went in and to our amazement saw a flickering heartbeat. Logan was born in NOvember 06, perfectly healthy.
We decided to ttc again shortly after Logan's first birthday. We wanted them to be about 2 years apart, and were so excited to find out we got pregnant right away. We went in around 7 weeks, and even though the doctor said I was only 5 weeks and everything looked ok- i knew that we should have been able to see something on the us. 3 weeks later, I started bleeding, and in April of this year I had another d&c because of another blighted ovum.
We found out yesterday that we are pregnant again. I am not yet 4 weeks, so I am back at the point of wonder. It was a bittersweet moment seeing that line. I was so happy to see it, but also so worried because I know what the next few weeks are going to be like. I personally don't know if I can continue to go through this, but also know that I had a healthy pregnancy after my first m/c, so I am hoping my pattern will continue.
I decided to start this journal so I can keep an account of my symptoms. If this does end up a viable pregnancy or a m/c I can look back on it and compare it to future pregnancies. Also I won't be going to the doctor until I am 7-8 weeks pregnant, which means I probably wont be telling friends/family until then, so I need somewhere to talk about the pregnancy.
Thank you for reading, and yes comments are welcome
3 wks 5 days
So the pregnancy calendar says according to my lmp that I am due July 4th. that also makes me 3 weeks 5 days today. I took a test yesterday and got a very faint positive, and then another one today. The line is getting darker, but still light. I did take a digital and it quickly came up pregnant. So it looks like I am pregnant again, hopefully something healthy is growing.
With my 2 previous m/c, I had all the early pregnancy symptoms. My problem was not the hormone levels (they were actually right on schedule last time) my problem is the fact that something is wrong with either the sperm or egg. They combine, and implant but nothing forms from that point on. Even though nothing forms, my body still thinks I am pregnant- so it is hard for me to rely on hcg levels or symptoms.
But I wish with my last m/c I had gone through and wrote down what I was experiencing, so I could have a resource, so I decided to go ahead and start it now with this pregnancy.
My first sign of possible pregnancy occured a few days ago, so I would say around 7-8 dpo. I have never had a yeast infection, but had a very thick type discharge that I would believe would be an infection. It lasted 2 days, but went away on its own. It was very strange and something I have never had. Other than that I had no signs. I was tired, bloated, and extremely moody, but that is normal for me before af comes.
On 11 dpo (yesterday)
Light brown spotting (only once) . I have had spotting w/ all three pregnancies, so this wasn't new for me.
exhausted by the end of the day
had slight cramps in my uterus area
positive pregnancy test (very light)
12 dpo (today)
lower abdomen cramping (off and on)
Increase in amount of peeing
extremely tired around midday
lower backache (could be because of Logan, he is heavy..)
Last edited by emily80; 10-22-2008 at 06:19 PM.
Congratulations Emily! I hope this pregnancy turns out to be a happy, healthy, and uneventful one this time. I look forward to reading your journal!
DS Austin ~ May '07
DS Jake ~ January '10, a moment in our arms, a lifetime in our hearts...
DD Allyson ~ December 1, 2011
My pg.org journal
4 weeks today
Yesterday was an extremely busy day, so I didn't get a chance to post. I had to work in the morning, and then pick up my MIL after her colonoscopy and take her home. We ended up not getting back to our house till 2:30, which was perfect time for Logan's nap. I climbed on the couch and didn't move till he woke up 1 1/2 hours later. Last night, I was exhausted so I went to bed around 7:30! It was nice having some me time last night.
As for symptoms yesterday- I have had waves of cramping, but not severe, just annoying. Also I had a little wave of nausea but it didn't last long at all. I am extremely tired- I feel like I am in a daze most of the day.
Today I decided to announce the news to my ds' birth board. They were very supportive during this previous m/c, so I knew I could tell them. I also mentioned it to my mom. She is one of the only people I have told about all three m/c, pretty much because she is here w/ me when I have the d&cs. I wish I could not have to tell her over the phone, or include the words well we aren't sure it will stick immediately after breaking the news, but I guess that is how it goes w/ us.
She was happy, but very nervous too. I knew I would not be able to go the next few weeks without talking about it with her. We discussed the possible due date, and it works perfectly with her school vacation, since I would be due in July (she is a teacher).
As for telling anyone else, I haven't. I will probably mention it to a few very close friends, who were extremely supportive during my recent m/c. And other then dh's family, that will be it until I see a heartbeat..
As for symptoms for today- I haven't really had any. I have had nausea type waves today, but nothing major. Also I am tired, but that is getting to be a norm. Other than that nothing today. I would love to just start puking! I think I would feel better if I actually do that
Last edited by emily80; 10-24-2008 at 12:35 PM. Reason: remove siggy
5 weeks today
I can't believe it has been a week since my last post. This week has been crazy, so it has helped take my mind off my worrying about this pregnancy. My ds got a cold on Sunday, which led me to take him to the doctor on Monday. He was wheezing when he breathed, so I took him in. He had a lower respiratory infection, plus a fever and cold. He got a 10 min breathing treatment at the doctors office, and then they gave us a puffer (albuterol) to use at home. Today is Friday and it will be the first time we got out of the house.
Today is also Halloween. Ds is going to be a monkey, and my in laws are going to come over to go trick or treating with us.
As for symptoms, I really didn't notice any and started to get worried before Wednesday. I think I was just too busy with DS to notice them. On Wednesday (4wks5days) I started to get waves of nausea. Also I was exhausted but not sleeping real good.
4wks6 days- nausea off and on all day, extreme fatigue, sore boobs
So far today I am feeling well. I have had many hot flashes today (just like I had after I had ds) but they come and go. I am starting to get hopeful that I am actually experiencing early m/s. Hopefully it continues.
Happily Married 3/29/03
Mom to Logan 11/8/06
Mom to Connor 6/25/09
5wks 1 day (yesterday)
nausea off and on (actual dry heaving)
Yesterday I actually spent some time on the floor in front of the toilet. I thought I was going to puke, but never did. I think m/s has officially kicked in- except I have it off and on throughout the day! YAY!!
I am so tired. It is 6:40 and I seriously cant keep my eyes open. I am not sure if this is time change related or pregnancy but man it is hard to stay awake. The past few days I have been in bed by 8:30, which is understandable. The time change occured this past weekend, but it has now been 4 days I should be doing better than this. I personally think it is pregnancy related, it is a drug type sleepiness.
The nausea went away for a day or so, which really freaked me out. But it came back yesterday, and I had it off and on again today. So I definitely feel pregnant
Oh and my boobs are sore compared to my pregnancy w/ ds. I don't remember ever having them bother me but now they are hurting at different times. Who Knows??
Anyone sorry for the confusing post, I am just exhausted and definitely not thinking straight
nausea off and on
Nausea is here Yay!! I haven't actually thrown up but I definitely believe this is m/s. I have it throughout the day, but it is strongest mid day to early evening. It is really strange since it comes and goes and isn't what I expected but it is definitely there.
This was a crazy weekend, my ds turned 2 yesterday. We had 2 parties (one w/ friends & one with family). Logan handled the party yesterday (family) well, but was horrible at the friend party. I think it was just too much for him to handle. I have to admit I am happy that birthdays are only once a year.
Anyway not much else to report except for more symptoms that are appearing. I am getting more and more confident that this pregnancy is going to make it, but that scares me. I am going to give it a week or so and then we will call the doctor for an u/s.
Here are the symptoms
nausea (off and on)
gas pains/cramping (on occasion)
Happily Married 3/29/03
Mom to Logan 11/8/06
Mom to Connor 6/25/09
Wow I just realized how long it has been since my last post. I am now 14 weeks and moving into the 2nd trimester. The first trimester was pretty normal around here. It was a little worse than my pregnancy w/ ds, but not that bad. I had extreme fatigue and nausea (off and on) starting around 5 1/2 weeks. It finally is getting better, and the only time I am now nauseas is if I forget to eat.
I have been to the doctor twice now. Once at 8 weeks, where we saw our little bean with a heartbeat beating away. Then we went back at 12 weeks and heard the heartbeat on the doppler. I go back to the doctor at 16 weeks, which is 2 weeks from yesterday. So far I have gained 2 lbs, and hopefully will keep the weight gain on the lower end.
Anyway off to make breakfast for the family- I promise to check in more often.