I'm so nervous to start another journal so early in the pregnancy, given our history with m/c, but I'm also so excited because I have a very good feeling about this one!
This pregnancy involved 6 rounds of clomid (50mg), and we were just about to go see the doc about "other options" when we got our BFP. Before starting the clomid, we went through a battery of tests but didn't come up with any conclusive reason for our recurring m/c's. The doc said that often in cases like ours, just the act of monitoring the pregnancy from day one (rather than from the beginning of the 2nd trimester) increases the odds of a successful pregnancy. I won't complain.
I got the first BFP on 12dpo, which was Wed Nov 10th.
Based on when I believe I ovulated (Fri Oct 29th), my EDD is July 23, 2011.
I had my beta's checked at 4 weeks (393) and 5 weeks (? 5800 I think). The nurse at the fertility clinic said the increase was good, and booked me in for an u/s for this Fri (Dec 3rd). I've booked the day off & am bringing both DH and my mom - hopefully we'll see a heartbeat!!! I'll be just shy of 7 weeks by then. They said I don't need to drink all that water because it will be an internal u/s, which is good (to not need a full bladder) and bad all at the same time. But apparently it will be my doc that will be performing the u/s, rather than some random tech like for my previous pg's, so at least that part is good. She's already checked my uterus & tube openings with a scope - I'm sure this will be even quicker/easier than that was.
I do have a few symptoms. Heartburn started a couple days before the BFP, I have REALLY sore boobs, and I'm nauseous on & off. I have some cravings, mostly for thick milk or milkshakes, and pineapple (especially dried). I'm a little constipated, which is common for me in the first trimester. I'm trying to drink as much water as I can, but it feels like I'm always so dehydrated. Oh, and I'm super tired. I want a nap every few hours. That really doesn't go well with working full time!
Best thing about this pregnancy so far: no spotting!!! Not since 14dpo that is. This is the first time I haven't had any spotting, and I'm so happy about it. (Touch wood!)
A day or two before my BFP, I had just woken up & got in the shower, and thought to myself "Gee, it would sure be nice if I got a BFP this month because it would land up being a girl". ??? No idea why that came into my head, and I remember thinking how weird that is, but I just had this feeling that it would be. Sure enough, I get the BFP, and I STILL feel very strongly that it's going to be a girl. I can't wait to find out if I'm right! Don't get me wrong - I'll be just as happy if it's a boy. It's just weird that I feel so strongly that it's going to be a girl. DH is happy with that b/c he's been hoping for a girl so that we'll have one of each. I keep telling him that either way we're going to have another one, so it really doesn't matter.
DH & I have had a favourite girl's name picked out for a while now: Evelynn Jade. However, I've just changed my mind & trying to convince DH that Emlynn would be nicer, especially since it's less common (which we see as a good thing). We could call her Emmy for short. He hasn't disagreed, so I've got my fingers crossed.
I'm suppose to be my friend's maid of honor a week before my EDD. I figure I can get a dress custom-made, so I'm not so worried about that, but the wedding is taking place out of town. It's probably about a 4 hour drive from home. Given that my son was so sick when he was born (without a known cause - they theorize that he may have had a stroke inutero), and because of all our fertility issues, we've decided to have this one at a specific hospital that specializes in these sorts of things. We'd have to drive all the way to there if I were to go into labour. I'm sure we'll know more when the time comes, but I'll definitely have to get my doc's approval before I go. But I REALLY, REALLY want to go!
I did work right up until my due date when I had my son (I finished work on the Fri, went into labour on the Mon, and then had him early Tues morning), and I was fine. Also, he was born on his due date, so I figure I shouldn't be early this time around. I guess we really have no way of knowing right now though.
DS is 3 now, and will be a few months shy of his 4th bday when this one comes. He's already so good with other kids - including babies - so I can totally picture him being the best big brother ever! I know he's going to have troubles with me not being able to carry him when I get too big/tired though. But I think he'll have fun once he gets to feel the baby kick & whatnot. I'm so excited!
That's all I've got for now. I figure I'll update this journal every week or so, but maybe I'll post my u/s results on Fri. Then I've got a full weekend packed with xmas activities.