August ICLW - some random thoughts

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Hi ICLW!  Not sure if many are interested in my blog anymore now that I am sort of pregnant, but in case you have also dealt with RPL or loss of any kind you may be in my shoes now or very soon and may be interested in hearing my thoughts.  It is a scary and rather lonely place to be, pregnancy after loss.  You can check out my previous ICLW post to get a handle on the numbers and a look at my timeline to get a little more background on me and my situation.

For this post I figured that I would just do some random thoughts about where I am right now physically, mentally, etc.  This might be a complete mess when I am done with it, but I am not in a particularly organized type of mood this afternoon.  Apologies in advance to anyone reading this!


  • I am approximately 6 weeks and 3 days pregnant on my 4th pregnancy in a little over a year.
  • I got pregnant for the 4th time on my 3rd Femara cycle with a combination of timed intercourse, OPKs, charting, P.reSeed, M.ucinex, pineapple core (4dpo-8dpo).
  • So far I have told some of my immediate family, a few very close IRL friends, and the blogisphere about my pregnancy.  Other than that, no one will find out until I hit 13-14 weeks if I can hide it physically.
  • I have minor pregnancy symptoms that include: slightly sore boobs, increased white CM, increased sense of smell (i.e. everything smells gross), intermittent nausea, thirsty, fatigued, multiple trips to the bathroom during the PM, constipation, occasional wacky sex related dreams or dreams in which my sister gets a BFP (she is on birth control and isn't even engaged yet...can you say crazy?) & and a weird itchy rash that started on my inner thighs and is rapidly spreading to my lower legs.  
  • I am not craving anything, rather I am uncraving lots of stuff.  Veggies have made it to the top of the list once again.  They were uncraved during my first pregnancy, as well.  I also have very little interest in dairy other than cheddar cheese.  Fish and meat other than chicken doesn't sound that appealing either.
  • I have not been exercising much lately.  Other than some shorter walks with my dog (2.5 miles or less), I have not been very active.  Being out of shape is hard for me since I am a runner and avid exerciser.  My husband is too, so seeing him in good shape is tough.  It it means a healthy baby though, I will sit on my ass for the next 8.5 months.
  • I did not think that this cycle worked until 14dpo when I tested.  I had no symptoms leading up to my test other than my usual PMS (cramps, irritated, bloated, etc.).  My chart even looked like one of my ovulatory charts.
  • I am a serious advocate of charting your BBT and CM in conjunction with using OPKs.  I have converted 2 of my friends to the dark side.  :)
  • I am currently scared shitless.  I am always expecting bad news with regards to pregnancy because, until this pregnancy, I have never heard a doctor, nurse, ultrasound tech, etc. utter anything to me that didn't start with the words, "I'm so sorry but..."
  • I recently started taking thyroid regulating medication because my TSH is slightly elevated and it is making my hair fall out.
  • I am afraid to plan anything in the next few weeks because I am approaching the time that I usually miscarry.
  • I have been attending a mind/body infertility group and have not told anyone in the group that I am pregnant other than the group leader/psychologist.  I was the only one in the group NOT doing IVF or IUI.
  • Please don't judge me.  I am still jealous of all pregnant women.  I saw a pregnant lady on the train today and I had my usual pangs of jealousy.  Why?  You might ask?  Irrational thoughts: She is a happy pregnant person.  She got pregnant easily and has had an easy pregnancy.  She has never had a miscarriage.  She is more pregnant than I am.  She is going to give birth in a few months/weeks and I am not sure if I am/will.
  • I have my "make it or break it" ultrasound on Friday.  I will be just shy of 7 weeks.  I have never had an ultrasound where I have seen the healthy beating heart of a little one.  All of the heartbeats that I have seen have been slow with babies that measured behind.  I feel like if I can see a healthy heartbeat on Friday, I will feel a weight being lifted since I have never had that happen before.
That's a wrap my friends.  Have a lovely evening and thanks so much for visiting me.

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21 Responses to “August ICLW - some random thoughts”

  1. Good luck on the looming ultrasound and, in the meantime, I hope you can rest and relax. (Easier said than done, right?!)

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    1. Thanks lady, I am trying so hard! My husband and I were chatting on a walk this evening and he mentioned that if there is a chromosomal issue with this one, there is nothing that we can do about it. We made a pact to each other not to give up regardless of Friday's outcome.

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  2. Quit it with your pregnant guilt!

    I am going to personally cheer you on for 9 months. You will be in labor & delivery and I will be typing PUSH... PUSH... PULLLLL... NO WAIT... PUSH!!!!!

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  3. Congrats and good luck. I hope you are able to ease up around 13-14 weeks. I am still having trouble and don't think a week will make it better! :)

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    1. Good to know I am not the only one who is so worried all the time! I hope the extra week makes you feel better, too. Congrats on getting that far!! :)

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  4. Hi from ICLW! Good luck on Friday!

    ~Faith
    #60ICLW

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  5. Hoping for a great look at a healthy baby on Fri. I've been keeping tabs on you, just haven't had time to comment. Being jealous of happy pregnant women is so understandable. Rooting for you!

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    1. Thanks so much for your support. Nice to know that you are there pulling for me and this little one. :)

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  6. You know I'm cheering you on and praying for a wonderful ultrasound on Friday! Don't give up blogging, girl! You have an important story to tell and I know there are lots of people, myself included, who want to follow your journey! Otherwise, I'll be harassing you via text/email/phone for updates :-)

    I'll be praying for a nice, strong heartbeat on Friday! This little miracle has lots of people rooting for him/her! Love you guys!

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    1. Haha you can still harass me via text/email/phone for updates. Thanks for always being there for me. I was just telling my mom today how much you have helped me through all of this and how grateful I am to have you in my life! XOXO

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  7. Thanks for your comments on my blog. I forget how comforting it was for me to read stories of women who have gone through similar mishaps as myself ...I'm glad I could be that comfort for you. If you ever need to talk/vent whatever...please send me an email! Good luck and I have all my fingers and toes crossed for you that THIS will be your rainbow baby!

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    1. Awwww thanks so much! I may take you up on that offer next time I am tempted to G.oogle something. :)

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  8. For some reason I can't post some of the comments I am getting so here is one from Sunshine:

    I want to hear all about it! I'll be crossing everything for you on Friday!!! Let me know when the ultrasound is over though cause I'll need to uncross my legs that night if you know what I mean ;)

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    1. I can use all the crossing I can get. Thank you for doing that!! :)

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    2. Thanks! I've been having problems commenting all over this blogland the past couple of days. So frustrating!

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  9. Hello from ICLW! Just wanted to throw in my good luck to you on Friday. Sending lots of positive thoughts and well wishes you way :)

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    1. Thank you so much for stopping by!

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  10. I hope on Friday you get all you dreamed of. Thank you for stopping by and saying hello.

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    1. Thank you so much. I really hope so, too.

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