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Got my first appointment... P Pickle Pants 98 kids; California 20522 posts
24th Sep '12

Okay, so I just talked to the new (high-risk/MFM) doc's office. They were PLANNING to see me at 8 weeks for a consult and have my first ultrasound at 12 weeks.

When they said that, I pretty much burst into frustrated tears (quietly and calmly)---hormones! I explained that I was on medications to stay pregnant, I had no idea of this pregnancy was even viable and every single day makes me more and more crazy. So, she managed to move my appointment a week earlier (7 weeks) and to make sure I get an early viability ultrasound then.

I wish they were doing more (HCG quants just to make me feel better) until then, but I am hoping against hope that they'll want to see me more than once a month after they see me the first time.




Please, God, let them have souls and understand how absolutely out of my mind I am. Please, God, let them see that I cannot play the "wait it out" game without going completely nuts.

And please, God, let there be a tiny baby in there growing. Please, God, let us see a heartbeat.

Please, God, don't do that to me again. Six times is more than enough.

Tattooed Mom 101214 Due November 12 (girl); 2 kids; Iowa 346 posts
24th Sep '12

Will keep you in thoughts and prayers that baby is good and healthy! Keep us updated!

☮Sugar Magnolia 1 child; Indiana 18298 posts
24th Sep '12

I'm hoping the best for you and your bean!



Grow baby, grow! Your mama's been through more than enough! :(

Minnow+2 2 kids; Dayton, Ohio 1109 posts
24th Sep '12

I'm sorry you are going through this. I was told my DS was probably a blighted ovum because they couldn't see anything on u/s 8 weeks after my last period. Only a gestational sack with no baby. My hcg levels were rising but very slowly. My OB suggested a 2 week wait and if I didn't start bleeding or cramping before then he'd do another u/s. If there was still no baby by then he would do a DNC. It was the longest two weeks of my life. I was so distraught I could barely take care of my daughter. I had gone through two miscarriages before having her and it really f***ked me up in the head. After a lot of praying I went back two weeks later and there he was with a healthy heart beat. I know it's no where near the struggle you are going through but I do know what it's like to feel powerless and to be told just to wait. I am sending up prayers for you. I hope things work out.

Zach&Evan&Jacob'sMom 3 kids; 7 angel babies; Fall Branch, Tennessee 48610 posts
24th Sep '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting P Pickle Pants:</b>" Okay, so I just talked to the new (high-risk/MFM) doc's office. They were PLANNING to see me at 8 weeks ... [snip!] ... there growing. Please, God, let us see a heartbeat. Please, God, don't do that to me again. Six times is more than enough."</blockquote>



I truly hate that you have to wait so long to be seen :( Hopefully after your first appt, they do want to see you more often!

Zach&Evan&Jacob'sMom 3 kids; 7 angel babies; Fall Branch, Tennessee 48610 posts
24th Sep '12

And I agree, six times is more than enough! Way more than enough :(

3 Little Ladies + Mommy & Due April 17 (girl); 3 kids; 3 angel babies; Maryland 7447 posts
24th Sep '12

I hope they listen to you! I am praying for you and I hope baby grows big and strong.

Kasey Willman 17 kids; Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania 20 posts
24th Sep '12

Praying for you! It's so sad to hear any one haveing one. but I couldn't imagine what it would be like to thourgh 6 of them.. Please Lord Keep this baby healthy and growing!

Vindictive 50 kids; Switzerland 30558 posts
24th Sep '12

omg, P. Your last two sentences have me teary eyed and choked up. I'm not religious, but I'm praying/hoping to whatever is out there, that this is it. That you get to keep this baby and it cries all night for you. <3

10 days till baby comes Due January 25 (girl); 16 kids; Bolt, West Virginia 745 posts
24th Sep '12

Women who know the struggles make the best mommies and appreciate their child! I only went through one miscarriage and I know how much it devasted me I can only imagine going through 6.. I will be praying for you! I hope this baby grows and is healthy.. you deserve to be a mommy! You will make a great one! Please let us know how everything goes!

Mrs. Post-tato Head 4 kids; 1 angel baby; 6804 posts
24th Sep '12

My thoughts are with you P! **EXTREMELY STICKY DUST**

Triple "A" 34 kids; New Jersey 34482 posts
24th Sep '12

You must have read my mind that I was wondering about you and looking for updates. I really hate that they're going to make you wait and wonder. Maybe once you see them in person and explain all the struggles and losses you've had they'll be more empathetic and get you in more frequently.

Little Richard's mommie! Due July 12 (boy); 1 child; Seneca, South Carolina 4430 posts
24th Sep '12

Ok so this is going to sound like a crazy thing to do. But if you are worried about it really bad like I was I went to the er because I was afraid I was miscarrying and then they did an ultrasound :) and I felt better! Plus then like last week I was spotting and cried and thought no I am losing my baby :( and then I went to the er again and they didn't do an ultrasound but they did listen to the heartbeat of the baby and they found out that my spotting was something else. I am going to keep you in my prayers and I hope you don't have to go through this again. I have never mc but I can imagine that it is one of the worst things to experience :( and so therefore I will pray for you and pray that the doctors hurry up and do what needs to be done because if you are that stressed they should try to do it sooner so that way you don't over stress! I pray for a heartbeat for you!!!

P Pickle Pants 98 kids; California 20522 posts
24th Sep '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Alexis's Mommy 2 Be:</b>" Women who know the struggles make the best mommies and appreciate their child! I only went through one ... [snip!] ... this baby grows and is healthy.. you deserve to be a mommy! You will make a great one! Please let us know how everything goes!"</blockquote>




Losing babies hasn't made me a better mom or a better person. It has simply left gaping wounds and aching scars.

P Pickle Pants 98 kids; California 20522 posts
24th Sep '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Tabitha Barbour:</b>" Ok so this is going to sound like a crazy thing to do. But if you are worried about it really bad like ... [snip!] ... if you are that stressed they should try to do it sooner so that way you don't over stress! I pray for a heartbeat for you!!!"</blockquote>



I won't LIE and go to an ER. Stuff like that is why docs don't listen when there IS a real problem---people faking or exaggerating to get attention!!!




Plus---they won't do beta draws unless you're bleeding (I'm not) or cramping (I'm not) a lot of times. AND the ultrasound won't show anything that will soothe me until 6-7 weeks (at which point I'd be close enough to my appointment that it'd be stupid to go to the ER).