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brodyzmom Due December 18 (girl); 1 child; 3 angel babies; Huntsville, Alabama 2792 posts
8th Apr '13
Quoting NOVA Mom:" Such awesome news! Congrats!!!"


You said you've had a couple positive tests... When is your beta? :D

LindseyLou+2 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Washington 6606 posts
8th Apr '13
Quoting brodyzmom:" And the results are.. HCG: 89 P4: 101.5 eek.... :D This is 12 dpiui!"


Congrats!!!

LindseyLou+2 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Washington 6606 posts
8th Apr '13

I just had my phone counseling appointment. My counselor suggested I write to my angel baby. I think that it might be a really good idea, actually.

brodyzmom Due December 18 (girl); 1 child; 3 angel babies; Huntsville, Alabama 2792 posts
8th Apr '13
Quoting NurseLindsey:" Congrats!!! "


Thanks Lindsey!

user banned Due December 8 (boy); 16 kids; Massachusetts 6396 posts
8th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting NurseLindsey:</b>" I just had my phone counseling appointment. My counselor suggested I write to my angel baby. I think that it might be a really good idea, actually. "</blockquote>




I think that's a good idea. During our struggle to conceive I wrote to our future baby and it made things a lot better. Still have all the letters and some are even on my blog.

NOVA Mom 1 child; Fairfax, Virginia 466 posts
8th Apr '13
Quoting brodyzmom:" You said you've had a couple positive tests... When is your beta? :D"

? :-) I had laparascopic surgery two months ago to remove a big cyst on my ovary. Then my obgyn told me to recover during the first month and then to try for three months and then IVF. I got pregnant on the first months, with no Chlomid. I was supposed to take Chlomid during my second and third months.
I am excited. I am having my first ultrasound on April 26, which is basically three weeks away. I can't wait. It is pretty clear I am pregnant, though. Two positive tests, sore b**bs and no period. I am truly blessed.

LindseyLou+2 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Washington 6606 posts
8th Apr '13
Quoting Mrs.O♥:" <blockquote><b>Quoting NurseLindsey:</b>" I just had my phone counseling appointment. ... [snip!] ... conceive I wrote to our future baby and it made things a lot better. Still have all the letters and some are even on my blog."


I saw those...



When she first suggested it to me I thought I couldn't emotionally handle it... but I think it might be a good outlet.



I can't help but get past the feeling that maybe the reason for this ectopic/loss was because we're not supposed to have this baby.... maybe we're not supposed to use donor sperm to have a baby. I mentioned this to the counselor and she kinda didn't really have any input... she asked me if we still planned on going forward again with this donor and I think yes... I think we just have to learn to draw a line and cut our losses... like if we have another EP should be give up?

brodyzmom Due December 18 (girl); 1 child; 3 angel babies; Huntsville, Alabama 2792 posts
8th Apr '13
Quoting NOVA Mom:" ? :-) I had laparascopic surgery two months ago to remove a big cyst on my ovary. Then my obgyn told ... [snip!] ... I can't wait. It is pretty clear I am pregnant, though. Two positive tests, sore b**bs and no period. I am truly blessed. "


Oh, ok so they aren't doing a blood test before your ultrasound? I didn't doubt you were pregnant, I was just curious. :) What's your due date?

brodyzmom Due December 18 (girl); 1 child; 3 angel babies; Huntsville, Alabama 2792 posts
8th Apr '13
Quoting NurseLindsey:" I saw those... When she first suggested it to me I thought I couldn't emotionally handle it... but ... [snip!] ... think yes... I think we just have to learn to draw a line and cut our losses... like if we have another EP should be give up? "


That's a hard question... One obviously only the 2 of you can answer. I'm so sorry. All of that being said, I PERSONALLY don't think it's some sign. I think things happen. Bad things. And I'm sorry they happened to you. My miscarriage was a blighted ovum. Likely due to a crappy egg of mine. But look now. This seems to be a pretty strong pregnancy (at least at this point). I don't think you should let *how* the loss happened determine not going forward. BUT, if you don't think you could possibly handle another loss, that is quite another bridge to cross. HUGS sweetie! I'm praying for you!

NOVA Mom 1 child; Fairfax, Virginia 466 posts
8th Apr '13
Quoting brodyzmom:" Oh, ok so they aren't doing a blood test before your ultrasound? I didn't doubt you were pregnant, I was just curious. :) What's your due date?"


No, no blood test. It was the same way when I was pregnant the first time. Nothing until my first ultrasound. Weird if you ask me but this is the way they do things. If my husband did not know this OBGYN for 14.5 years, I would may be consider switching. The guy is really good though, so I put up with all of their protocol.


Dec 12th expected due date.


I can't wait to see whether it is a girl or a boy. I was going to select sex when doing IVF but I guess I should not complain. I will take either one. I only want the baby to be healthy. :-)
LindseyLou+2 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Washington 6606 posts
8th Apr '13
Quoting brodyzmom:" That's a hard question... One obviously only the 2 of you can answer. I'm so sorry. All of that being ... [snip!] ... don't think you could possibly handle another loss, that is quite another bridge to cross. HUGS sweetie! I'm praying for you!"


Thanks. I think I'd handle another loss because I really don't have a choice... that's the way I look at it anyway.
I think it's something I need to put some thought into. Although, at church this week we started the book of Ruth. The take home message was basically bad things happened to Naomi, but she wound up returning to Bethlehem during the barley harvest and ultimately became part of the linage of Jesus. That was a truly uplifting story. I bawled my eyes out during the whole service. I know God lets bad things happen to us, all for his purpose. I really don't have an answer from Him of whether or not this is "correct" or "right" but I do know that there is a baby for us, somewhere in the future.

NOVA Mom 1 child; Fairfax, Virginia 466 posts
8th Apr '13
Quoting NurseLindsey:" I saw those... When she first suggested it to me I thought I couldn't emotionally handle it... but ... [snip!] ... think yes... I think we just have to learn to draw a line and cut our losses... like if we have another EP should be give up? "


Hmm.... I would not let losses determine your next choices. Bad things do happen but we should not let them be the deciding factor. If it happened before it does not mean it would happen again. Keep trying. I am sure you will have a baby after all. :-)



brodyzmom Due December 18 (girl); 1 child; 3 angel babies; Huntsville, Alabama 2792 posts
8th Apr '13
Quoting NOVA Mom:" "


Have you joined the December due date thread? I just did!

NOVA Mom 1 child; Fairfax, Virginia 466 posts
8th Apr '13
Quoting brodyzmom:" Have you joined the December due date thread? I just did! "

Not yet, I guess I will!

Amelia [a Mom] 1 child; 4 angel babies; Tallahassee, Florida 15825 posts
status 8th Apr '13
Quoting NurseLindsey:" I just had my phone counseling appointment. My counselor suggested I write to my angel baby. I think that it might be a really good idea, actually. "


My husband did that when we lost Hope. It helped him a lot. And it helped me to see what he was going through.