As of today I am 5 weeks & 6 days along. This is my second child, but fourth (confirmed) pregnancy. I’m 29, DH (Ryan) is 27, and DS (Arland) is 2 yrs old. We conceived Arland with the use of Clomid (5 rounds over 6 months, 100mg), as well as this belly bean (1 round of Clomid, 100mg). My losses were both conceived naturally.
Although I’m obviously nervous about having another loss, I have a lot of hope for this pg. Especially since we were on Clomid again this time. Not only does it make me O more regularly/steadily, but I think the eggs are actually more mature & healthier. Hopefully that will do the trick!
I started POAS as of 11dpo. I got a BFN on both 11 & 12dpo, but I could just barely make out where the line should be. Also, I already had really bad heartburn that seemed to just come from nowhere. Then at 13dpo, I got my BFP!!! I continued testing for several days, just to bask in all the BFP’s…
I had one day of spotting at 14 dpo, which was mostly just a little brown. Then at 5w3d, just before bed, I had some red spotting. It seemed like a lot on the toilet paper, but wasn’t enough to get any on my underwear. I saw a single drip fall into the toilet though. The following day I had only brown spotting, and then after a day or so it had pretty much gone away.
Since then, I’ve had a little bit of spotting, but I actually think it’s just a little brownish-tan mucous, rather than spotting. Perhaps it’s just from the formation of the mucous plug?
This whole time I’ve been really bloated, a little nauseous on occasion, had tons of heartburn (enough to wake me up a couple times each night), and the odd headache – although I think that’s more likely sleep related than pg related. My pants are already getting way to tight, and if I don’t wear loose clothing that my pot belly shows a bit. It could still look like I’m just getting fat still, but it’s pretty isolated to just the pot belly. My weight was up about a ½ lb within the last week, and 1 lb as of this morning. Of course I LOOK like I’ve gained 10-15!!!
My only cravings so far have been: cheese omelette, chocolate milk or milkshake, bread, and 7-up.
I’ve been a little emotional, but not nearly as moody & snappy as my first tri with DS. Hopefully I’m able to stay calm & sweet throughout this one.
Ryan has been so sweet. He’s been cooking for me, doing more of the housework, helping even more with DS, and rubbing my belly in the morning when he wakes me up. This has been great!
Oh, and even before I got the first BFP, I’ve had this REALLY strong feeling that this is going to be a girl. It’s kinda funny, actually, because I had believed for so long that I would likely have another boy before I have a girl. I can’t really explain it, it’s just a feeling, but a very strong one. It’s as if I KNOW it. I have to remind myself sometimes that I don’t actually know what it’s going to be.
Of course, if it IS a girl then we already have her name picked out: Evelynn Jade. I would still like to explore other options just to be sure, but Ryan seemed to have his heart set on that name. If it’s a boy, then we’ll have to go back to the drawing board & find something we can both agree on (which was hard enough with Arland).
My first u/s is booked for Christmas Eve (one week from today), and I should be about 6w6d along by then. We’re really hoping to see the heartbeat by then! What a wonderful Christmas present that would be. If we do, then we’ll post the u/s pic up on Facebook, and I’ll put a printout up at my desk at work (after coming back from xmas holidays). By then there will be little chance I could keep it secret anyway. As it is, 7 ppl at work know (and another few know I’m trying), my family – including 2 bro’s, one SIL, one step sis, 3 aunts, 2 uncles, 2 cousins, my mom & step dad, and my gramma – all know. Oh, and at least 10 or so of my friends. :lol:
So far so good. :D