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seeing baby's heartbeat! sealionsarah 2 kids; Livonia, Michigan 2538 posts
22nd Feb '13

I know I am not in the clear yet, but I had my first appointment today and am measuring at 7 weeks 2 days and my OB saw the little heartbeat, which is a great sign of course! I am trying my hardest to be zen and laid back about everything, but I still can't help but worry, haha. It is in my nature. I know it does not guarantee anything, but I can't wait to be out of the 1st trimester.

doors33 1 child; Tonawanda, New York 478 posts
22nd Feb '13

I'm the same way. My whole first trimester, every time I went to the bathroom I almost expected to see blood... But I made it to 31 weeks so far! And you will too!



Congrads! :D

Mason&Chloe'sMama Due April 20 (girl); 1 child; Kansas 522 posts
22nd Feb '13

Congrats! I am such a worrier too.... But I'm almost 32 weeks and she's doing great! Don't worry yourself mama!

Sarah2705 1 child; Los Angeles, California 735 posts
22nd Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting sealionsarah:</b>" I know I am not in the clear yet, but I had my first appointment today and am measuring at 7 weeks 2 ... [snip!] ... but worry, haha. It is in my nature. I know it does not guarantee anything, but I can't wait to be out of the 1st trimester. "</blockquote>




This makes me smile.. Only the best of luck for you, Sarah.

Baby_Majick Due May 1 (twins); 4 kids; 3 angel babies; Sullivan, Missouri 4058 posts
22nd Feb '13

Thats how I was, each week was a milestone for me... and because I had all day nausea I just wanted to see 12-14 weeks, and when I hit 12 weeks I wanted to see 14 weeks... an then I was excited to see 20 weeks... now i'm 37 weeks today and i'm so anxious for March 8th, because i'm getting induced.

Mason&Chloe'sMama Due April 20 (girl); 1 child; Kansas 522 posts
22nd Feb '13
Quoting Baby_Majick:" Thats how I was, each week was a milestone for me... and because I had all day nausea I just wanted to ... [snip!] ... an then I was excited to see 20 weeks... now i'm 37 weeks today and i'm so anxious for March 8th, because i'm getting induced."


Aw congrats! I STILL use each week as a milestone.. It's kind of empowering to know that you get through another week successfully. I bet you're super anxious now!

Baby_Majick Due May 1 (twins); 4 kids; 3 angel babies; Sullivan, Missouri 4058 posts
23rd Feb '13
Quoting Mason&Chloe'sMama:" Aw congrats! I STILL use each week as a milestone.. It's kind of empowering to know that you get through another week successfully. I bet you're super anxious now!"


Congrats to you as well! And yes... very anxious and in pain all the time... lol, ready for him to be out! I waited for this little man since 2009 (we decided we would TTC, just had 3 losses along the way due to a clotting disorder).

Mason&Chloe'sMama Due April 20 (girl); 1 child; Kansas 522 posts
23rd Feb '13
Quoting Baby_Majick:" Congrats to you as well! And yes... very anxious and in pain all the time... lol, ready for him to be ... [snip!] ... I waited for this little man since 2009 (we decided we would TTC, just had 3 losses along the way due to a clotting disorder). "


Aw sorry to hear that, but super glad this one was successful!

MummyPenguin Due September 9 (boy); 33 kids; United Kingdom 173 posts
24th Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting sealionsarah:</b>" I know I am not in the clear yet, but I had my first appointment today and am measuring at 7 weeks 2 ... [snip!] ... but worry, haha. It is in my nature. I know it does not guarantee anything, but I can't wait to be out of the 1st trimester. "</blockquote>



Ahhhh jealous. Your due a whole month after me.and I havent even heard my babies heartbeat yet!! Only 4 days until.im.12 weeks and a week tomorrow until I see my baby. Just hope its all ok :) congrats mumma x

sealionsarah 2 kids; Livonia, Michigan 2538 posts
24th Feb '13
Quoting doors33:" I'm the same way. My whole first trimester, every time I went to the bathroom I almost expected to see blood... But I made it to 31 weeks so far! And you will too! Congrads! :D"


I do the same thing in the bathroom...
thank you so much!

sealionsarah 2 kids; Livonia, Michigan 2538 posts
24th Feb '13
Quoting Mason&Chloe'sMama:" Congrats! I am such a worrier too.... But I'm almost 32 weeks and she's doing great! Don't worry yourself mama!"


thank you so much! and congratulations to you, too! not too much longer now:)

sealionsarah 2 kids; Livonia, Michigan 2538 posts
24th Feb '13
Quoting Sarah2705:" <blockquote><b>Quoting sealionsarah:</b>" I know I am not in the clear yet, but I had ... [snip!] ... can't wait to be out of the 1st trimester. "</blockquote> This makes me smile.. Only the best of luck for you, Sarah."


Thank you so much, you sweet woman! <3

sealionsarah 2 kids; Livonia, Michigan 2538 posts
24th Feb '13
Quoting Baby_Majick:" Thats how I was, each week was a milestone for me... and because I had all day nausea I just wanted to ... [snip!] ... an then I was excited to see 20 weeks... now i'm 37 weeks today and i'm so anxious for March 8th, because i'm getting induced."


oh my goodness, that is so soon!
I know what you mean, I am just trying to take it day by day. My doctor will see me every 2 weeks until i feel less anxious, so that is pretty helpful.

sealionsarah 2 kids; Livonia, Michigan 2538 posts
24th Feb '13
Quoting MummyPenguin:" <blockquote><b>Quoting sealionsarah:</b>" I know I am not in the clear yet, but I had ... [snip!] ... heartbeat yet!! Only 4 days until.im.12 weeks and a week tomorrow until I see my baby. Just hope its all ok :) congrats mumma x"


thank you so much!
Is it normal to wait until the 2nd trimester in the UK to have an ultrasound?
I feel like they totally over do it in the states with all of this medical stuff.

MummyPenguin Due September 9 (boy); 33 kids; United Kingdom 173 posts
25th Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting sealionsarah:</b>" thank you so much! Is it normal to wait until the 2nd trimester in the UK to have an ultrasound? I feel like they totally over do it in the states with all of this medical stuff."</blockquote>



In the Uk it is standard to have 1 at 12 weeks to date and do nt test if you want it then 20 weeks to do anatomy and they wont check for heartbeat with a doppler until after 15 weeks. My last lb:s dating scan wasnt until.13 and a half weeks!! But with.him.I had early scans due to previous losses so.wasnt so bad lol. Shouldve been exactly on 12 weeks this time but had to rearrange as oh and our lift couldnt do this thursday lol. Oh well only a week!!!!



Even though Im impatient I think they do it right here. I see so many people.from.the states stressing because theyre ob has done an us at 5 and a half weeks and theres no heartbeat or seeing its twins early and losing one (which i understand is hard) in the uk we wouldve never known it was twins so wouldnt have gone through the heartache. (I have seen his haplen qiite. often) at 12 weeks the baby is ok or it is not really (well chances go.down alot!) which is why the nhs do it then as they cant afford lots more lol x