I'm pregnant?!?!?!

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I'm pregnant?!?!?!

So, bright and early on Saturday, February 17th, I woke up and decided to take a pregnancy test. It was 6:30 AM, and I had to pee. I looked over at DH, and saw that he was awake too. He was the one who had convinced me to take the test, since AF had been MIA for about a week. I have generally whacky cycles, so I figured that was probably it. But a tiny doubt was niggling away at me anyway, since for the past few cycles I had been regular. Since we had plans to go skiing that weekend, I decided to test to make sure it was safe.
So I went into the bathroom, POAS, and before I could even get up off the seat, the word "Pregnant" was staring back at me from the digital screen. Biggrin I looked at it, and searched for the word "Not" as I had seen "Not Pregnant" so many times before that I really didn't think the digital tests were programmed to say anything else! Lol Fortunately, all it said was "Pregnant". I felt a moment of disbelief, a moment of panic, and then I smiled. It was true! I really was pregnant! I took the test out to DH, and nonchalantly handed it to him. I said, "What does this say?" and watched as his jaw dropped to his lap! It was amazing. I grinned at him, and he grinned at me. We talked about how amazing this is! After that we both got up, brushed our teeth and decided to send his unsuspecting parents an innocuous email. All it said was, "What do you guys think of this?" and we attached the picture of the positive HPT. Biggrin Soon enough, we got a phone call and his mom was yelling and screaming with happiness! She said his dad had opened the email, and started yelling so loud, she thought he was having a heart attack! Lol It was great.
DH and I went to the local coffee shop here in town for a celebratory cup of warm milk, and we talked about the pregnancy, the risk of miscarriage (my mom miscarried several times before me, so we're worried), and how I was feeling. That was by far one of the happiest days of my life. Biggrin
And here we are today, I'm sitting pretty at 6w 4d. Morning sickness (all day sickness, really!) has started to kick in, and I'm tired ALL the time. And when I'm not tired or sick, I'm hungry. Lol
It's been really fun so far though, everyday I wonder what our little one is upto in there. I welcome all the symptoms, even the unsavory ones like constipation :oops: because I know it means that s/he is healthy and thriving in there! Being pregnant has been magical so far, inspite of the not-so-glamorous weight gain, bloating, gassiness, etc. etc. Smile I hope and pray I get to carry this baby to term, but if not, I am determined to enjoy each and every precious day I get with him/her. I thank God for this opportunity to be pregnant and have life growing inside me every day.
My first OB appointment has been scheduled for March 1st at 9:50 AM. I'll be meeting with an OB nurse, and she'll do all the routine questions, etc. My first ultrasound won't be until I'm 10-12 weeks along. I just cannot wait! I know we'll rest sooo much easier once we see or hear that little heart beating away. Biggrin
Okay, I'm off to drink some more gingerale now! :wavehello:

Edited to add "The Picture"! Biggrin

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All of my family, and DH's parents now know about the pregnancy. We had a trip planned which we had to put off, so we had to tell some people we weren't planning on telling. That's okay. Everyone is very excited and very concerned that I rest and do nothing. Fine by me! Lol My MIL keeps telling me about all the things she wants to buy the baby. She is so cute! She is going to spoil this baby rotten!
Morning sickness is hitting hard. I'm so grateful I have a husband who will run and get me anything I want. Anytime I make a motion to get up, he tells me to sit back down and that he'll get it for me. Biggrin It's really sweet! Lately I haven't been upto doing much of anything, so it's nice to be able to relax and know he really doesn't mind. I feel bad though, he works so hard at his job and then he comes home and takes care of me. I've heard 2nd trimester is a lot better, so hopefully my energy levels will go back up then!

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7 weeks exactly today. Biggrin This was a little milestone I set for myself, to get through the fear of miscarriage. I am so happy I've made it this far! Biggrin Tomorrow we have our first OB appointment, where they do all the medical history stuff, etc. I am excited!! Biggrin I truly cannot wait for our first ultrasound, though!! I have to be between 10-12 weeks for that, so another 3-5 weeks to go. Biggrin

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The OB appointment went really well! The nurse said I am not high-risk, so that is definitely a good thing. She also said that my chance of having twins is higher than normal! Eek! DH was really happy to hear that, though. Lol He really, really wants twins! Biggrin We also got some good news regarding my family's history of miscarriages. She said that their history does not affect my miscarriage rate. Mine stays the same at 12% just like anyone else. So that's a relief.
Our FIRST ultrasound has been set for March 20th at 1 PM!! Biggrin I cannot wait!! I know we're both going to rest so much easier after we see that heartbeat. 19 more days! Biggrin

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So our plan of not telling any friends and acquaintances until after the ultrasound is not going so great! Lol My friend called me about 6 times last night trying to get a hold of me because she heard through the grapevine that I'm pregnant! So of course I had to call her this morning and tell her why I hadn't told her yet. Biggrin She was pretty understanding. And in total shock, like everyone who's found out so far! Biggrin DH and I had gone to her house a few weeks ago, when I was about 5 weeks pregnant. We didn't know at the time that I was pregnant. She said she noticed that my boobs had gotten humongous! Lol She thought I was going through a "growth spurt". ROFL
I'm going out with my other friend on Wednesday, and I really POPPED this week, so I know she's going to know too! Well, at least I'll be 8 weeks that day, so it won't be too much longer till my ultrasound.
16 more days!! Biggrin

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Nothing too exciting going on here, but I guess I should write on here about what circumstances led to us getting pregnant, for those who don't know. DH and I had tried to get pregnant for about two years. I went off birth control, and for some reason, we just couldn't. I was O'ing, and his sperm count was a little low, but nothing that should've affected us too much. The doctors had no clue, and we were diagnosed with "unexplained infertility". I got soooo incredibly frustrated with TTC that I decided to talk to DH about adoption. We had always known that we wanted to adopt, we just figured it would come later, after we were done having biological children. We talked about it and slept on it, and decided to go for it. We were in the process of adopting - in fact, a little girl had been identified for us from India - when we found out we're expecting! We decided to pursue the adoption anyway since we had gotten so attached to the little girl, but our agency told us they have a policy where you cannot adopt if you're pregnant. So unfortunately, we had to put that dream aside. They did assure us though, that the little girl's referral was going to a family who would be able to devote all the love and attention to her that she would need. We are slowly making our peace with this decision. Smile So there you have it! If you're interested in my adoption journey, you can find my adoption journal on this website. Oh, and my whole adoption journey was chronicled under the username "watermelon0719".
Some other news... we got a new kitty! Biggrin Her name is Lacy. She is a beautiful tortoiseshell, with a little stump tail! I think she was born that way, it doesn't look docked. One night DH and I were going out when we noticed this sweet little kitty who came running up to us. She meowed at us and rubbed up against us. It was really cold, so we decided to take her in for one night and take her to the shelter the next day so her owners could find her. Well, it turns out her owners are dirtbags who just ditched her. We went back to the shelter almost two weeks later and she was still there. Sad So of course, we adopted her! Biggrin She is really, really sweet. Right now she's isolated from our other pets (a cat and two dogs) because we want them all to get used to each others' smell first. The only one I'm really concerned about is our resident kitty, Billy. He's pretty territorial, so there's a lot of hissing and yowling going on at Lacy's door! :?
I am starting to really be able to handle my morning sickness. I've found a few things that really work for me like eating every two hours, eating relatively bland food, sucking on hard candy and staying hydrated. I've also started taking my prenatals at night. I gained too much weight too quickly between my 5th and 7th weeks, so I've started to watch how much I eat and exercise. It's really helping! Plus, it helps that I'm not starving every half hour too. Biggrin I think my body is getting used to being pregnant. Can't believe I'm 8 weeks tomorrow! Biggrin That is so wonderful! I feel so lucky and blessed to have come this far.

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Okay, maybe I spoke too quickly about getting a handle on the morning sickness. Lol These last couple of days have been really hard! I actually puked a few times, which makes me feel a lot better than when I just feel like I'm being tossed about on a boat. :puke: I tried a sea sickness band, but it didn't work for me. I am sucking on ginger candy nonstop though, and that does help, thankfully. My websites say that I should be getting less hormonal this week, but I haven't noticed that! In fact, I've been more weepy and pukey than I was all through week 7! I told my friend that I would go with her to a little get together at our other friend's house tonight. I really hope I start feeling better by then, otherwise I'll have to ditch the whole plan. Sad We have plans to go to the Cheesecake Factory on Saturday, and I want to be able to go to that too! I've been dying to try their food, although I know I won't want to if I wake up feeling sick like I have the past few days. Ah well, all I can do is hope they understand! One of them is pregnant, so I know she will understand! Biggrin
Our kitty Lacy is sick. Sad We had to take her to the vet for conjunctivitis and worms! Hopefully all that stuff will start to clear up really fast. We have her on meds now. She's also getting spayed on Monday. They think she just had kittens, and she's not even 2 yet! Poor baby. Sad Her previous owners really did not take care of her. It makes me so mad! She is the sweetest little thing, too. Oh, and this is really sad - if you raise your hand in front of her, she cowers like she's afraid of getting hit! Sad I was fixing my hair one day and she did that. I felt so terrible! I hugged her and promised her she would never have to worry about that again!

YahooYahoo 11 more days till our ultrasound!! YahooYahoo

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The Cheesecake Factory was excellent!!!! Anyone who has one within 100 miles of them should go just to experience the Dulce De Leche cheesecake!!!! Lol Oh man, I have been dreaming about it ever since I got home. Biggrin It was soooo yummy!! I went with my two friends, one of whom is 18 weeks pregnant. She is soooo tiny though, her pooch is smaller than mine!! :shock: It was really shocking! She didn't eat anything except a salad and some water. I'm wondering if maybe she has body image issues? She's been having some complications with her pregnancy too, and she said she hasn't gained any weight at all from her prepregnancy self. I'm a little worried about her, but maybe it's just because that's her body type. I felt like a huge house compared to her!! Lol It was cool, though, because people could really tell I am pregnant, and they were so nice to me! Smile They were holding doors, and seating us quickly, and generally just being really sweet. I must say, I LOVE all the attention you get when you're pregnant! Lol The other day, we went to WalMart and our cashier started chatting to me about when I was due etc. I told her I felt HUGE for 8 weeks (just my belly pokes out, nothing else is fat!), and she said she was the same way. She said all her weight was out front in her tummy the whole time she was pregnant. Lol She had two boys and a girl. Apparently from the way I'm carrying, and from the foods I'm craving (mashed potatoes, meat, etc.) people say I'm having a boy!! Biggrin That would be so cool! But then someone said because I'm so sick, it'll be a girl, and I think that would be really cool too! Biggrin I guess I really don't care either way, and neither does DH. We're just so excited to be pregnant!!

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The day before yesterday was AWFUL in terms of feeling sick! We went to WalMart, and I had to leave because I felt so out of sorts. Well, in the car on the way home, I kept dry heaving and retching, and when we got home, I puked. I was in so much pain (hips, back, head) and felt so miserable I was crying. Finally, I made this recipe my mom gave me for morning sickness, and it helped SO much!! It's an East Indian recipe, and it works miracles. I'm posting it here if anyone wants to try it:

Ingredients:
Buttermilk
Water
1/2 tsp of diced jalapenos if you like things spicy
A small piece of fresh ginger
Salt to taste

Directions:
The buttermilk and water should be in a 1:1 ratio. So if you use 2 cups of buttermilk, use 2 cups of water. Pour the buttermilk, water, fresh ginger and jalapenos into the blender. You can add salt to taste if you'd like. Blend for 2-3 minutes until frothy at top. Chill for 30 minutes and drink. It's soooo yummy! It's great for calcium, morning sickness, and dehydration. Biggrin Hope this helps someone out there!

:preggo: 7 more days till our ultrasound!!!! :preggo:

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DP! :oops:

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I decided to post here, since Diane needs her space in the comments thread....
I hope you don't mind!
I was just going to tell you sorry that you feel so yucky with morning sickness (stupid name since it's all over the day) It should pass soon!
I was glad to read in your earlier post that you are enjoying being pregnant ! You deserve it!

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Hey Asha! :wavehello:
Of course I don't mind! You can post in here all you want. Biggrin Yeah, the morning sickness is definitely not my best friend! But I know it means the baby's healthy, so that's the part I (try to) keep focusing on. When did your morning sickness go away? I was so sure that morning sickness would be a thing of the past come the second trimester, but I've been reading that some women have morning sickness throughout their pregnancies!! :? Noooo!! I don't think I can take another 7 months of this!!! Lol

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So, I've become a little obsessed about the baby's gender. :roll: I spend a lot of time online looking at different websites that "guarantee" you'll know your baby's gender, if only you'll send them a couple of hundred dollars, and some of your blood. Is it bad that I'm actually considering doing this?? Lol I know DH would have an absolute cow if I told him. He's one of those practical, cool-as-a-cucumber, patience is my best virtue kind of people. Well, I'm NOT! Lol I really, really want to know! And I know that these websites are most likely scams, but I still want to send them my money. *Sigh* I know we have a perfectly good, FREE gender ultrasound coming up in 11 weeks, but that just seems like SO far away!! And to think I actually was considering waiting until delivery day to find out the sex! HA! Like I have that kind of willpower - who was I kidding?? Wink
On another note, I had a little talk with DH last night. We were both snapping at each other a little yesterday afternoon, and I know for me it was because of pregnancy hormones. And for him, well, it's hard to be nice all the time when someone is trying to bite your head off. I think we can all appreciate that. Lol So I just took some time out when I was feeling a little bit more in my element to tell him what was going on. I told him it's hard for me to explain just how miserable I feel for a lot of the day, and it's such a chore to just get up and get myself a glass of water and some food. I also told him it had nothing to do with him, and how much I appreciate the way he's been taking care of me and doing things for me. I mean, he pretty much does all of the housework, gets me food and water when I'm feeling yucky (which is most of the time), sits with me and talks to me to distract me. He's the best hubby ever! Biggrin And he does all this without complaint. I felt a lot better having got that out in the open, and he said he understands, and he was sorry for snapping back. I know he can never truly 100% understand what I feel like, but he really does try. And what more could I ask for? Smile

:kaos3: 6 more days until our ultrasound!!!!!!!!!! :kaos3:

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Come play my baby game! Biggrin

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can I reply here? I just wanted to say I had sickness through the whole time. And I would also get sick if I got really upset and got extremely more motion sick than normal. I even threw up at the hopsital before and in the operating room during my c-sec.

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Lisa, stop trying to cheer me up!! Lol

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So DH and I were discussing names last night, and we FINALLY came up with one girl's and one boy's name we agree on! Biggrin The boy's name is Lucas Michael and the girl's name is Eva Grace. DH is very adamant that we call the baby boy Luke, because he doesn't like Lucas. But I said Luke is a shortened version of Lucas, so his official name should be Lucas. So we're going to compromise and CALL him Luke, but on the birth certificate it will say Lucas. Biggrin Phew! Complicated, eh? Not to say that we will stick with these - after all, we have another 7 months to change our minds! Biggrin

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My goodness, my pregnancy hormones are really doing a number on me! I was bawling last night - hitching breath and everything - for about 15 minutes and I couldn't stop! It all started because DH and I were watching our Friends DVD. It was Season 8, the one where Chandler and Monica get married, and that part came up where Chandler holds up the onesie he bought at the hotel gift shop and says, "How can something so small be scary?" Yes, that's what started my crying jag!! DH held me and made me take deep breaths to try and calm me down! Gah, I felt like a huge drama queen, but I also couldn't stop. Lol Thankfully he understands and doesn't think I'm totally nutso!! (Or maybe he does and just hides it really well! Lol )
So I've noticed my cravings are totally changing now. I used to want steak, potatoes and rice ALL the time. No veggies and nothing sweet. Well now, I want sweets all the time, and lots of veggies (but no carrots! Those make me gag!). Weird, huh? Do you think the baby WAS a boy and turned into a girl somehow? Wink
DH came up with another boy name I really like! What do you think about Levi? I really love it! Biggrin We're thinking Levi James .

:thewave: 4 more days until our ultrasound!!!! :thewave:

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That just convinces me that you will have twins (change in cravings) a boy and a girl! you will get to use both names!
The names BTW, are beautiful! I like Luke and Lucas just the same!
We plan to do the same thing with the name: official-Gabriella and daily use... we will call her Gabby.

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Twins, eh??? :shock: Scary!! Biggrin I guess we'll find out in 3 days! Biggrin I think twins would be really neat, except for the never ever sleeping/showering/eating for the next 18 years part! Lol
Gabby is such a cute nickname! Biggrin Do you think she'll be a talker? Biggrin

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Grr. DH and I are in a fight right now. :evil: I have to admit, my pregnancy hormones are making me easier to anger than normal. So here's what happened - I was laying on the floor, and my little dog was sitting by me. So he starts playing with her, and she starts jumping around. Then suddenly, he pushes her, and she jumps onto my face! Her claws dug into my nose and it really, really hurt. So I sat up, and reflexively popped my DH on the arm. I couldn't help it, I was pissed! I didn't do it hard though. Anyway, so then he makes a big deal of it saying I HIT HIM. :roll: OMG, like I'm some sort of husband abuser?? So now we're not talking. I swear, sometimes he's a bit of a drama queen. Lol
I have this urge to buy a bunch of pregnancy tests, just to see them turn positive!! Biggrin I've been looking at negative tests for the past almost two years, so I'm a little addicted to that extra line. Hehe. Biggrin

:kaos10: 3 more days until our ultrasound!!!! :kaos10:

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Yeah, I thought twins would be SO cool, as one of the earlier kids, until I read other people's journals about how hard it really is! Nadine comes to mind!
They still are a double blessing though and look so cute together!

Do I think Gabby will be a talker? I hope not too much! I just think Gabriella is too long and too official so we will just call her Gabby or Gabi, hoping she will not be too gabby....

Sorry about hormone induced spats with your DH. I am just as irritable these days and my DH already knows not to cross me... He just says:" I will just wait it out..." Oh well, hope you two can work it out! I know you wil.

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It's so weird, yesterday, I was STARVING but nothing looked good. So DH and I drove around town looking for something that would sound good to me. Finally, I ended up getting two large mashed potatoes with gravy from KFC! Lol Fast food has been looking really good to me, but only the side dishes. How weird is that?! I have no idea what I'm going to do for lunch today either. I am so hungry, and all I've eaten is a few olives and half a snack bar. Ugh, I think that's the worst - when you're hungry and nothing looks good! Sad
We were talking to DH's parents last night, and they are sooo excited about this pregnancy, it's so cute! Biggrin DH's dad wanted me to send them belly shots, LOL. We also told them we're planning a trip there in June, and they were over the moon! We'll have our BIG ultrasound the end of May or early June, so we'll be leaving after that to tell them the news in person. Biggrin Can't wait! It's going to be so much fun!
I am starting to get really nervous about our ultrasound tomorrow! I got a reminder call from the hospital about my appointment, and I wanted to puke. :? I just keep picturing the worst case scenarios in my head and wondering how I'll react if they see no heartbeat, or the baby's not growing well! OMG, I am starting to freak myself out again. Please pray (if you do pray) for us, and for a healthy baby!

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I could only eat Hot and Sour soup for like a week around where you are in the pregnancy.

And at the end all I ate was chicken fajitas.

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With my first, I survived on peanuts and bananas during the first trimester... it will get better...

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Have a wonderful ultrasound tommorow Sandy and Tim! I am praying for you and the little baby.

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well, I like Luke, but I'm biased. Just wait until your husband does the "Luke, I am your father" thing from Star Wars.

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carbs are wonderful! Good luke with teh u/s!

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keeping my everything crossed for you!!! I remember the fear..I bet everything will be perfect and you'll cry your butt off

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Are you back from the ultrasound yet???

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I'll come and tell you how wonderful twins are in another month or so k? lol
(sorry, I missed that part and just HAD to comment.)
They do look cute together, I have lots of shots of them together in my dropshots. That's the best part

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I'm baaaaack!!!! Biggrin It went GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The baby is measuring exactly one week behind, so either I ovulated late, or I told them the wrong date of my menstrual period. Who can remember?? It's not like I thought I had any reason to keep track! Lol The baby's heart was beating away, we got to hear it AND see it!! BiggrinBiggrinBiggrinBiggrin The doctor recorded it at right around 160 BPM!! Biggrin She said the baby looks healthy, and there is no cause for concern at this time!!!! Yahoo My due date has been moved to October 24th. BiggrinBiggrin I am SO HAPPY and relieved!!!!!!!!!!!!! And can I just say the baby is BEAUTIFUL???? Biggrin Of course, I might be biased! Lol We also asked for a nuchal translucency scan, but our hospital doesn't do it, so the doctor said she'd refer us out to a bigger hospital in the nearest city to here. They'll do that around 11 weeks. We are not at risk for Down's, but I still wanted to get it done. Plus, it just means another, more high-tech ultrasound! Lol I am SO excited!!!! BiggrinBiggrinBiggrinBiggrin Thank you for ALL the PM's and good thoughts you sent us - they worked!!!!!

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:woohoo: Yahoo

CONGRATS@!!!!!!!

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YAAAYYY!!! BABY!!!!! I kept checking all day and started getting impatient. Congratulations on a wonderful ultrasound ! I agree- the more ultrasounds the better- no matter what's the reason! Are you guys celebrating?

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Awww, you guys are sooo sweet!! Biggrin
Asha, we went out to celebrate right after - baby window shopping and lunch - hence the delay in updating. Biggrin But then we had to come home because I started to feel sick. Sad Ah well, it was fun while it lasted!! Lol
Nadine - your little wee ones are sooooo adorable, it's hard to believe they do anything but lay there and smile!! BiggrinBiggrin I know how far that must be from the truth though! Wink Hey, did you get my PM? I haven't checked my other account yet, so I'll check to see what the latest update is on meeting up! Biggrin
Lisa - ROFL @ "Luke, I am your father!" Totally sounds like something DH would say!! Hahaha!
Lis - I LOVE the new pics of Tanner in your siggy!! Biggrin He is such a cutie patootie!! Biggrin

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Okay, so now that I am less giddy, I'll recount the details of the appointment. Biggrin First, the doctor was really nice, but REALLY rough!! OMG, when she did my pap, I was sweating because it hurt sooo bad! And I am usually really relaxed during paps. I even made a comment about how paps don't worry me because I don't feel a thing, and she said, "Well, this one might hurt because everything hurts more down there when you're pregnant." I should've taken that as a warning! :shock: DH was there, and he said it looked like I was about to cry. It felt like she was sticking a burning torch down there! Thankfully it only took about 30 seconds, so I was able to get through it without yelling at her. Lol DH was so cute, he kept saying, "Are you okay?" in this really alarmed voice. Boy, is he going to be in for a shock during labor!! As a matter of fact, so am I! ROFL
Anyway, after that, she shoved her hands inside me and did a cervix check. That went okay, and the breast exam was really uncomfortable, but fine. Then it was time for the ultrasound!!
She shoved the wand up my hoo-ha (I don't think this woman knows the meaning of the word 'gentle') and started moving it around really fast. She didn't say anything for a while, but I figured she was just getting in position. Little did I know she was having trouble finding the baby! :? DH said he started to get worried because he couldn't see anything on the screen and she kept whipping the wand around trying to get a better look. Finally, she found the baby and said, "Okay, there it is! I was getting concerned because I couldn't see a heartbeat!" I was like, "WHAT?!?!" Thank goodness she didn't say anything before or I might've passed out!! Lol Anyway, once she found it she didn't have any problems staying with it. Biggrin The baby's heartbeat was really strong. It was so cute! They barely looked at it and measured it and measured the baby for about 5 minutes before they turned off the machine. Sad That's the base for ya! Everything is in and out, wham bam thank you ma'am. It kinda sucked, but at least we get a better ultrasound with the nuchal screen! Biggrin And it was so wonderful to get to see him/her for even those brief minutes. Biggrin The good thing is baby looks great, heartbeat is strong and everything is as it should be. Biggrin Yay!!

And now, without further ado, here is a picture of the little Pumpkin!! Biggrin

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Awwww.... what a sweetie, just sitting in there all warm and cozy! Looks a little like a peanut on the second picture.
Sorry the lady was rough and "down to buisness" , are there any other Dr.'s you could see in that practice?
All in all, thank goodness you have a strong, healthy baby!

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Awww, the baby is so very cozy in there! Congrats on a wonderful (albeit a little rougher than expected) ultrasound! P.S. I'm feeling pink for you. Can't wait to see if I'm right Biggrin

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Oh my goodness!!!! How in the WORLD did I not see this!

I am going to have to catch up & then come comment, ack! lol

(((((big hugs to you)))))

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Okay, well I was planning on going to bed but I just couldn't! LOL I HAD to read your journal from start to finish. I am still sooo excited for you Sandy, what a blessing this is! The relationship you and your dh have is so sweet, you guys really have something special Smile

I had to laugh at the twins comments, my boys are 7 this year I can't hardly believe it! Twins are wonderful but those early days sure are exhausting.

Those u/s pictures are the best! So clear, and what a sweet little baby you have in there!!

I'm SO sorry that the doctor was so rough with you and ugh, I SO disagree with her, I've had four babies & only had one doctor hurt me during a pap, needless to say I found a new one ~ there IS a thing called being gentle maybe she needs to read up on it lol Are there other doctors in your area that you can go to?

Anyhow ~ I can't wait to follow your pregnancy journey & am so glad we've become friends, you are such a neat & fun person Smile

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Look at the baby!!!!! I'm so excited for yoU!

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He ( that is my guess) is BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!! Isn't this the most amazing thing you have ever seen and heard?????

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Thank you for all the compliments!!!! Biggrin
Lis, you changed your username!! Biggrin For a minute, I was really confused (doesn't take much)! I like this new one a lot better! Biggrin It's interesting how you are one of few people who thinks this one is a boy! Biggrin I am sooo eager to know for sure!! Btw, I have a HUGE craving for hot and sour soup ever since I read your post. Lol

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Yep, its a BOY! I know these things! I KNEW I was having a boy! Wink

Yep, changed my name. Sorry to confuse you! Oh, and that is really called pregnancy brain, to be replaced by sleepless mommy brain! LOL

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This morning was easily one of the WORST as far as morning sickness goes!! Sad Firstly, I didn't get to bed till 4 AM. I just couldn't sleep and couldn't get comfortable. I felt alternatingly hungry, hot and nauseous. So I just drank some water and decided not to get any food. BIG MISTAKE. I woke up this morning and I was absolutely famished. I went to the kitchen to get something and all the sudden my throat closed up. I knew I was going to puke so I ran to the bathroom. OMG, my stomach was empty, so not a lot came out and even after I was done, I kept dry heaving and gagging. It was awful - I couldn't breathe and my heart was racing. I was getting really scared when I was finally able to get it under control! Needless to say, I am never ever doing that again! If I get hungry, I will eat no matter what!! :shock:
The big hospital called me and set up an appointment for the nuchal translucency scan. Biggrin It's on April 9 at 1 PM. I am so excited to get to see bubs again!! Biggrin I am not really worried because the doctor said that our risk of Down's or other chromosomal abnormalities based on medical history is almost nil. But I still would like to do this. If the baby is suspected to have Down's, we're going to want to do a lot of educating and reading up on it. We know next to nothing about it.
I've been reading that some places will give you an educated guess on what the baby's sex is during the NT scan. Biggrin I hope that's true! That would be really cool! Apparently the sex organs are somewhat distinguishable at that age. Biggrin Although, ours will be at 11 weeks and 5 days, so maybe not so much for us. I bet it's more so at around 13 weeks. DH doesn't want to know because he thinks it will make it REALLY hard to keep it from his parents. We want to tell them when we visit them in June. Biggrin

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I would keep Saltine's next to my bed, I only had about two days of real morning sickness. As far as getting comfy, you might try a body pillow. OH! And preggo pops are good for nausea as well.

I would not take the gender announcement for much at the NT scan, but sounds like you know that! Wink

Plus, you are having a BOY!!! Smile

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oh I so remember that... I wish I could come up now and bring you things to help you feel better! I'll bring you things. I used to use peppermint tea, chamomile and ginger teas.. cold compresses on your wrist helped me too. Try having carbs.. any kind of carb that sounds good to you.
Hang in there babe. It gets better eventually.
I was thinking girl, your babys hb is like my girl was, all three of my boys had low 150's hb's. I think it would be cool if you got a boy too though, I LOVE boys. They're wonderful.
I did get your PM. I'm aiming for next (not this coming) weekend to visit if that's ok

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LOL Lis! I know another lady here on pg.org who says she knows these things and I am having a girl for sure!! Lol I am very interested to see whose intuition wins out! We were looking at baby clothes yesterday and I wanted to get all the cute boy AND girl clothes! Lol I just can't wait to hold my baby!! Biggrin

Nadine, next weekend sounds great!! Biggrin I can't wait to see you!!!! :jumpingbeans:

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I think your having a boy too, that's what I put in your gender guess thing last night lol I was SO SO SOOOOO sick with my boys, with Seamus I lost 15lbs in 3wks, it was awful.

Really though it's SO hard to say lol My boys hb's all were different, Seamus was really fast, Liam's was too but Garrett & Braiden's were *shrugs* lol

I would keep saltines next to my bed too, and a puke bucket lol

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Hey Chimmy!!!!!!! :wavehello: It's so nice to see you on here! Biggrin Thank you for reading my journal - you're so sweet, you always have something nice to say! Biggrin If this little one is a boy, I hope he's half as cute as Seamus!! Biggrin

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Oh your so sweet! I've NO doubt he'll be just AS cute as my little boy blue Smile

I found your journal last night & had planned on going to bed, but couldn't until I read the entire thing LOL I then left two comments on pg 2 Smile

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I somehow have a feeling that this one is a boy too. The beginnings of the pregnancy remind me of my first pregnancies (all boys). I was sick and hungry all the time. Also both boys and girls had fast heartbeats so.... we helped you none! You still don't know and probably won't know until your gender U/S.... My guess is boy.

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Chimmy, I read your comments! Biggrin Thank you! Smile Did you miss the post on the adoption journal where I announced the pregnancy?? Lol It must've come as a shock to see this then, huh?
Eeee!! :jumpingbeans: Now you guys have me all excited to have a boy!!! BiggrinBiggrin My side of the family has almost ALL girls, so it would be so cool to have a boy!! Biggrin

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