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    Today officially begins my pregnancy journey. I just got a BFP this morning.

    Yesterday my temperature dropped below coverline, and I started spotting, so I thought for sure AF was on her way. Then the strangest thing happened. Last night the spotting completely stopped, which never happens. Then I woke up today and my temp was back up above the coverline again. I assumed I wasn't pregnant still, but I couldn't resist the urge to POAS. I didn't want to waste a good test on a likely negative, so I just used the 1 IC I had. I dipped the stick, set it down, then sat at my computer for 10 mins. When I went back to check it I saw the faintest line! I really was not sure if it was a real line or an evap. I sat back down at my computer, hopeful for the first time, but trying not to get my hopes up too much. Then I had to pee again. At this point I hadn't had anything to drink yet, so I figured my urine would be just as good. So I PIAC and took a $Tree test. As I was looking at it I thought I saw a line, so I just said screw it and broke out a FRER and dipped it in the same urine. That one gave me a nice pink line. I was beside myself at this point, so I decided to try a digital, even though I'm only 10 DPO. That one was positive too! Nothing is more beautiful than seeing that word "Pregnant". So, after four HPT's, I've decided that yes, I am pregnant!

    I decided to tell Bob by showing him the digital test. He's so clueless. Now, to be fair, he is sick and was sleeping, so I woke him up to show it to him. He was like, "What, I can hardly see it, what am I looking at?" I said, "Read what it says." He says, "What, are you saying you're pregnant?" Oh well, what did I expect. I think he's just happy that I won't be obsessing over TTC anymore.

    I don't really feel too pregnant yet, but I am only 10 DPO. No "real" nausea I'd say. I couldn't finish my lunch, but I think it just had too much mayo. I was really tired, slept 8 hours and took a 2 hour nap, but I think I'm still getting over Black Friday exhaustion. My boobs are sore, but no more so than with PMS.

    We told his parents, my parents, my sister, and one friend so far. Everyone knows we've been TTC, so everyone's excited. I'll go Monday for my blood test. Hopefully they'll be able to get me in with the nurse to go over the diabetes stuff fairly quickly - that's my biggest concern.
    Bob and Jackie
    Proud parents of Braden since 9/27/03 and Jenna since 7/28/08

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    3 Weeks, 6 Days

    I went for my blood draw yesterday. I got the results back today - my HCG was 79. That sounds good for 12 DPO to me! Yay!!!

    I had some spotting again on Sunday, which had me convinced this was gonna be a chemical pregnancy. It went away completely though, and hasn't come back. I POAS again Monday morning, and it was much darker than Saturday. So overall, I'm feeling pretty optimistic about this pregnancy so far.

    Symptoms-wise I'm not doing too badly. I've been really exhausted, my boobs are pretty sensitive, and some foods make me a little queasy (mayo particularly), but nothing too drastic. With Braden I started feeling sick maybe a day or so after I was supposed to get my period, so I wouldn't be surprised if the morning sickness starts to set in in the next couple of days. Maybe I'll be lucky this time.

    I have an appointment with the nurse on Thursday, then my first doctor appointment next Wednesday.
    Bob and Jackie
    Proud parents of Braden since 9/27/03 and Jenna since 7/28/08

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    4 Weeks, 4 Days

    I'm not doing great at keeping up with this journal. The August '08 board is so busy that whenever I log onto pg.org I'm usually busy replying to posts on there.

    On Thursday I went for my appt with the OB Nurse. We went over my health history, and my high risk factors. I have two high risk factors - diabetes and blood pressure. I'm only slightly into both categories though, so she seemed optimistic that they'd be manageable with medication. I found out that I can take Metformin while pg now, so I'm likely to not need insulin. With DS it was just insulin only, so that was a nice surprise.

    She sent me for a bunch more blood work then. I had to get the regular OB panel, as well as some other tests related to my risk factors. The doctor wanted another HCG count too, since my first number was low (Hello, I was only 12 DPO!). They took twelve vials altogether! The most exciting test, though, is that I have to do a 24 hour urine collection. I'll be doing that today. Next time I pee, it goes in the container. Then everything for the next 24 hours. I guess this tests for liver function. So much fun! Oh, and when I take it into the lab tomorrow, they take MORE blood.

    I got the HCG count back on Friday, and it was 253 - yay! Right where it should be for a three day difference.

    I've really started to feel crappier lately. I haven't actually puked yet, but I have had two dry heaving episodes. And I'm so unbelieveably tired all day long. It's okay though, cause it means those hormones are doing their thing!

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    5 Weeks, 1 Day

    I had my first doctor appointment yesterday. It was rather uneventful. I wasn't due for a pap yet, so I just had a quick internal exam. Dr. said I was measuring right where I should. All my blood work came back good. I discussed VBAC, and the dr. said I'd definitely be able to try, as long as there's no complications before then. He said the only thing they can't do is induce labor, which I'm thinking won't be an issue, since I went into labor with Braden the day before my due date.

    Today I had some bleeding after intercourse, which freaked me out. I called the dr.'s office, and the nurse said it's nothing to worry about since it was after intercourse, unless it gets heavier or doesn't go away. It stopped pretty much right away, so I guess I'm good. I'm gonna take it easy in that department for a little while though.

    I'm still not feeling too horribly sick - just tired all the time. I can't stand the smell of pretty much anything that has a smell to it though.
    Bob and Jackie
    Proud parents of Braden since 9/27/03 and Jenna since 7/28/08

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    6 weeks

    Copied from August '08

    Last night I ended up in the ER and found out that I officially suffer from hypochondriasis.

    It started because I was kind of worried that I was having some diziness and slight pain in my right side throughout the day. Then, that night, DH and I "did some stuff." I did experience the big O, but nothing went in there, since I was still freaked about my bleeding last week. Then, when I went to the bathroom, I noticed more bleeding. I thought that just didn't seem right, and with my other symptoms throughout the day, I was convinced something was wrong. I called my doctor's office, and the doctor didn't seem too concerned, but he wanted me to come into the hospital to be safe. There's always a doctor from my OB's office on site at the hospital at all times, which is really nice. So off I went, at midnight, to the ER.

    When I got there, first thing they did was draw some blood work. Then I went to the bathroom and noticed a little bit of clotting in the blood, so I was convinced it was all over. Then a technician came and got me and took me for an u/s. First she did an abdominal, then a vaginal to get a closer look. I got to see the bean (and that's pretty much exactly what it looked like!). We got to see and hear the heart beate. It was 113, which is perfectly normal for this early on. I measured at exactly 6 weeks, which moves my EDD up a day, but I felt like I might have O'd a day earlier than FF gave me credit for, so I guess this proves that.

    After a bit the doctor came in to see me. He said the u/s looked perfectly normal. Everything was in the right place (no ectopic! I was worried about this!) There were no signs of internal bleeding. Beta HCG was in the 11,000's, which is perfectly normal for where I'm at. He checked my cervix, and it was fine, there was just a bit of brown blood left. There's still a tiny bit of brown this morning, but with all I'd been through at this point, I wouldn't expect otherwise. He wants me to be on pelvic rest for a week (as he put it "That means nothing in the vagina" ). I was told to just take it kind of easy.

    So, overall, everything's fine - all I need to do is give that area a little rest. I feel silly for going in there, but I feel so relieved now too. NOW I'm going to stop worrying all the time! HA!



    So yay for a heartbeat! I'm so excited - it was worth the whole ordeal.
    Bob and Jackie
    Proud parents of Braden since 9/27/03 and Jenna since 7/28/08

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    6 weeks, 2 days

    I got put on insulin yesterday. The whole managing my diabetes with medication lasted all of about 2 weeks. Oh well, it was fun while it lasted. I'm really hoping to start seeing some better numbers now.

    I've decided it's not a good idea to get pregnant right before Christmas. I have absolutely no energy for the holiday spirit. Don't get me wrong - I'm so thrilled to be pg now. I just wish I could get just a little more energy in me to get me through until the new year.

    The morning sickness has set in pretty good now. It's hard with being diabetic - so many foods are unappealing to me, yet I somehow have to manage to eat a perfectly balanced meal to control my sugars. I didn't have this issue when pg with Braden because I didn't get this sick, and I also didn't go into the pregnancy being diabetic.

    I know it's all worth it in the end, though! I just wish August wasn't so far away....

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    7 weeks, 1 day

    I don't update this journal much, but there's really not that much to say. The beginning of pregnancy is so uneventful.

    The doctor just massively increased my dosage of insulin. It's helped a lot with my sugars, but I get really shaky around lunch time. I know that my sugars aren't too low, my body just needs to adjust to this new level.

    My birthday was yesterday. It was nice. Me, Bob, and Braden went to the Outback for dinner, then to Chuck E. Cheese afterwards. Yes, I went to Chuck E. Cheese for my birthday. The things that having a kid will do to you....

    My doctor's office called me today, so I'll have to call them back tomorrow. They have my nuchal screeing u/s thing scheduled, so I need to get the details.

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