The Conception Diaries

Completing our family

Pregnancy: 8+6

Pregnancy is plodding along.  I have days where I’m very positive and talk about baby, and maternity clothes, and having a bump etc but then I have days where I can’t look beyond the end of today. 

I woke this morning and decided my boobs didn’t hurt and had a mini panic, which is stupid as they’re now hurting again but, as much as I think I’m doing ok, the tiniest things just seem to throw me.

I can’t wait to get my first midwife appointment out of the way and get my scan booked.  The midwife appointment is next week and I’m hoping the scan date comes through fairly soon after that.  I’ll be 12 weeks in the last week in March so it would be nice to get a scan in that week.

Tomorrow I’ll be 3/4 of the way to that magic 12 week mark.  I just hope the next few weeks hurry up!

In other news, baby is no longer an embryo but is now a foetus (or fetus for my readers in the US) and is now the size of a raspberry.  My stomach seems to have got a little rounder, despite me losing a few pounds, but I’m still comfortable in my regular clothes.  On my positive days I’ve even been browsing maternity clothes online but I’ll wait until my scan before buying any.

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Pregnancy: 7+2

All is still going well.  I had a scan on Thursday which dated baby 7+1 which is 2 days ahead of what I thought although I’m still using my original date for now.

Meet my little blob:

Scan at 7 weeks

All looked fine and a little flickering heartbeat could be seen.  To say I was relieved is a huge understatement!

As for symptoms, I have sore boobs still, occasional nausea (not been sick yet but I never was with Miss C either) and I’m tired.  I’ve also been ill basically since getting my bfp.  Nothing serious, just coughs, colds and generally feeling a bit rubbish.

I finally got brave enough to make a midwife appointment for when I’m 10 weeks so that’s my next milestone, then hopefully a scan a couple of weeks later.

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Pregnancy: 5 weeks

5 weeks is when it was all over last time.  5 weeks is the day I’ve been dreading since I got my first positive.  But so far, all is well.  And now I’m finally on my own laptop, I thought I’d share my hpt photos with you 🙂

My first, done at 10dpo in the evening.  This is a First Response one step, not the early detection one as I managed to buy the wrong kind.  Still, not a bad line for 10dpo.

first response 10dpoI then managed to wait until 13dpo before trying the 2nd First Response test.  A nice dark line came up straight away.

First response 13dpoOf course, I couldn’t resist buying a twin pack of clearblue digitals when I went shopping last week and at 14dpo I got this.

CB digi 14dpo

 

I had a rubbish cheap test left in my drawer which I waited until 19dpo before I finally did.  The wait was worth it, beautiful lines!

Internet dip strip 19dpo

Finally, this morning, at 21dpo I felt brave enough to do my remaining digital test.  I’ve been dreading this day but I’m now feeling a bit happier about this pregnancy.

CB digi 21 dpo

 

There’s still a long way to go yet, I know that, but I feel as though it’s one milestone reached.  I’m also feeling nauseous when I’m hungry and my boobs are feeling quite painful at times so these symptoms are helping me to believe that this might actually be our rainbow baby.

We’re still in some weird limbo at home.  Me and my husband aren’t really mentioning the pregnancy much as I think we’re both scared of getting excited for something to go wrong again.  I have a pelvic ultrasound scheduled in two weeks time.  I’m going to keep the appointment and beg them to still scan me.  I’ll be 6+6 on scan day so, fingers crossed, we should see a heartbeat.

We still haven’t told a soul about this pregnancy.  We’re likely to see my parents this weekend and, if they ask, I won’t lie to them but ideally I’d like to have the scan first.  We’ll see how it goes.

 

 

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Pregnancy: 17dpo/4+3 weeks

All going well so far.  I did indeed get a 2-3 weeks on the cb digi on Friday and finally told my husband.  He’s pleased but, like me, wary of getting too excited. 

We haven’t told anyone else yet.  I’m trying to wait as long as I can before we do but may end up telling my parents in the next couple of weeks.

At the risk of jinxing everything, I’m feeling a bit more confident about this pregnancy.  I just feel more pregnant if that makes any sense.  I’m still scared; I don’t know how I’ll cope if things go wrong again, but I’m trying so hard to stay positive.

My symptoms at the moment are tiredness, odd feeling boobs and the occasional twinge down there. 

Long may it continue.

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Cycle 6 CD39 13dpo

Or I suppose I could say 3+6 but that just sounds sooo early!

I did another hpt this morning and got a darker line which pleases me.

Also, and just humour me for a minute, I think I have symptoms.  Surely it’s too early though?  Or it’s my mind playing tricks on me?  Who knows, but my boobs feel odd, I’m tired, I felt nauseous before I ate yesterday and today, I’ve had a couple of dizzy spells, and did I mention I’m tired?!

I may be coming down with something and those ‘symptoms’ may not be pregnancy related at all but I’m kind of hoping they are.

Still haven’t told the husband.  Think I’m going to tomorrow as I’ll be officially late then.  I also bought a 2 pack of digital tests when I went shopping earlier as I just can’t help myself.  I’ll be doing one tomorrow and I know at 14dpo it could either say 1-2 weeks or 2-3 weeks but I’m crossing everything that it says 2-3 weeks.  I’d be surprised if it didn’t really after the good line I got at 10dpo.

I’ll update you in the morning.

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Cycle 6 CD37 11dpo

I got a bfp last night.

I bought a twin pack of First Response tests from the supermarket but realised when I got home that they weren’t the early response ones, but the one step ones that aren’t as sensitive and only say to use from the day your period is due.

Me being me, I didn’t let this put me off as I decided if it was a bfn I’d got another one anyway, so waited until I put Miss C to bed then tested.

The 2nd line came up within seconds.  It’s fairly faint but easily visible.  For a non-early test to show up like that at 10dpo, with evening wee, I’m taking it as a good sign.

Without wanting to jinx myself, I’m feeling a bit more positive about this pregnancy than the previous ones. When I tested with Miss C, I just felt pregnant.  I would have been more shocked if the line hadn’t come up on the test than I was when it did.  Well I felt the same last night.  With the bfp’s in August and December I didn’t really feel pregnant, and even on the early tests I only got super faint lines at 11dpo with those pregnancies.

This has to be it, this has to be my 3rd time lucky rainbow baby.

Oh, and I haven’t told my husband yet.  Despite feeling ok (I’m still scared but feeling more positive) I just need a few days.  Honestly, I’m scared of hurting him again.  With my miscarriages I felt like a failure.  Why couldn’t I carry my baby?  What was wrong with me?  Am I broken?  I’m sure he didn’t think that and he was nothing but supportive but I’m so scared of it happening again.  I will tell him by the weekend but for now it’s my secret.

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Cycle 5 CD36 14dpo (4 weeks pregnant!)

I did 2 tests this morning.  Look.

2012-12-17 06.59.43I’m still a little nervous.  AF was due either yesterday or today but my temp is still nice and high so I’m feeling a little happier now.

I’m planning on telling my parents this week.  They came round for a drink last night with a bottle of wine.  Luckily it was rose wine so my fab hubby went and poured it in the kitchen and came back in with a glass of mixed berries juice which just happens to be the exact same colour as the wine.

I hate lying to them but just wanted to get past af due date first.

Symptoms are twinges and backache so far.  Eek!

 

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