Thought i would start a journal on here for posterity, as this is probably going to be the last baby, so i thought it would make interesting reading for me in a few years
My name is Jo, i'm 24, married to Adrian. We have 2 beautiful little girls, Leah (3 1/2) and Jenna (18 mths). We moved to Rotorua, New Zealand ( dh's home) on January 1st 2004, and after a lot of initial homesickness on my part, we're really settled and happy now and ready for another little addition to the family
We lost a baby in September at 12 weeks which was absolutely devastating and a complete shock as i had been hospitalised for some of that time for hyperemesis and had assumed that it was going to be a strong pregnancy because of all the sickness, but how wrong i was. It was a missed miscarriage, as the scan showed a baby of only 9 weeks gestation, and i had to go in for an erpc (evacuation of retained products of conception). A week of pain, bleeding and a whole cocktail of antibiotics ensued until they finally admitted that they probably hadn't evacuated enough and they performed a second operation to remove the still retained products.
Not a nice experience by any standards and not one i hope to repeat, so we're really hoping it works this time. I am currently cd30 and have had tingly nipples and backache and fatigue, but it could be an imminent period so not too excited yet.
Anyhoo, look forward to getting to know people on here and wishing you all the babies you want!
Well, af showed, i was a bit disappointed but not overly. My last 2 periods since the miscarriage have been erratic, very very light, and about 40+ days in between, so it's reassuring to know that at 30 days, it could be getting back to normal at last
Had a lovely day today, it's a statutory holiday here in NZ, and a friend came down from Auckland and we had lunch and coffee and a nice walk and chat, and some of dh's friends are coming over for a bbq tonight as it's soooooo hot today, just the night for a bottle of wine and some yummy food! So really i haven't had time to get down about it all, it's just typical that we have conceived 3 babies by absolutely not trying, by failing at the withdrawal method and the month we make a concerted effort to make a baby and have unprotected sex about a billion times, we don't get pregnant!! I think that's a classic case of Murphy's Law for you.
Ah well, the kids are killing each other in the garden ( i think the little one's got the hose on her big sister), so i'd better go see if they're happy screams or not lol!