FINALLY PREGNANT!! PTL

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FINALLY PREGNANT!! PTL

Postby MapleSyrup » Sat Feb 08, 2014 12:27 pm

If you've been following my story, dh and I have been trying to conceive for over 2 years and recently underwent IVF treatment. Two days ago (5dp5dt) I got a faint positive. I tested yesterday (6dp5dt) with two different brands---positive. Tested again today (7dp5dt)---a darker positive!!!!!!

And yet, I am so scared to be excited. Terrified. I'm scared I'm going to miscarry or do something wrong and "knock the baby loose" or that this is just a chemical pregnancy. I have my beta test on Valentines. Until then, I can guarantee you I'll be testing daily. Cuz I'm insane that way. Please pray that this baby sticks and that I have a healthy thriving pregnancy and baby. Thank you!!



(Also, for those of you who know me outside of TMB, please note we have not told ANYONE "in real life" about this yet, so please do not congratulate me on Facebook or my blog! :) Thanks!)
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Re: Could it be possible?!?!

Postby Dgenerous » Sat Feb 08, 2014 12:43 pm

I will hope with you! Praying!
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Re: Could it be possible?!?!

Postby Job29Man » Sat Feb 08, 2014 12:51 pm

Dear Sister Maple,
Ohhhh this is so exciting! I will praying for you over the next week as you await the confirmation!
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Postby SeekingChange » Sat Feb 08, 2014 1:09 pm

Praying for you and the potential baby within!
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Postby Leah » Sat Feb 08, 2014 1:35 pm

What exciting news. Praying.
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Postby Ballad » Sat Feb 08, 2014 1:44 pm

Wow--I hope all goes well!
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Postby HisLadybug » Sat Feb 08, 2014 1:49 pm

:-))))))))!!!!!!! (That's me being excited and keeping my mouth shut.)
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Postby InGodsGrace » Sat Feb 08, 2014 2:10 pm

Soooo happy for you!!

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Postby TilWeHaveFaces » Sat Feb 08, 2014 2:47 pm

I need an expanded palette of Emojis. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: ::clap ::clap ::clap ::praise ::cool ...doesn't quite do it.

Rejoicing with you. When Jane got pregnant after we went through a period of puzzling infertility (uh, three babies ago) she didn't quite believe it either. But this I believe. Hoping and praying you get confirmation and everything goes well... ::pray

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Postby eliza1 » Sat Feb 08, 2014 3:04 pm

Such wonderful news! Praying God blesses you with a thriving pregnancy, and beautiful child

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Postby MapleSyrup » Sat Feb 08, 2014 3:09 pm

Thanks so much everyone! I've been heavily relying on the prayers of others so I truly do appreciate you folks adding your voices to the many others who have supported us in this journey. I've found it so hard to pray for myself in recent months, so faithful friends have been priceless.

I beginning to feel like fear and worry are going to be a constant plague for me though. First fear and worry of infertility, then treatment, then success/failure, then miscarriage, then unhealthy/healthy baby, then raising a kid and not screwing them up! ;) Yeesh.
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Postby robin » Sat Feb 08, 2014 4:51 pm

MapleSyrup wrote:I beginning to feel like fear and worry are going to be a constant plague for me though. First fear and worry of infertility, then treatment, then success/failure, then miscarriage, then unhealthy/healthy baby, then raising a kid and not screwing them up! ;) Yeesh.


You pretty much just nailed parenthood sweetie. Oh how I hope and pray that this is it!

Praying lots of sticky prayers and sending sticky vibes. Will be waiting with baited breath for the 14th to hear what your news is. Praying each days positive gets darker and darker as I know what a tiny comfort that is even though it seems like such a small thing.
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Postby lee'swife » Sat Feb 08, 2014 4:52 pm

I'm so happy for you! My sil in law has recently started treatments and I've thought and prayed for you often. Praying now for peace.


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Re: Could it be possible?!?!

Postby Kilarin » Sat Feb 08, 2014 4:56 pm

I'm praying for you, for your potential child, AND, that if this turns out to be a disappointment, God will give you the strength to get through it.

MapleSyrup wrote:I beginning to feel like fear and worry are going to be a constant plague for me though
robin wrote:You pretty much just nailed parenthood sweetie.

Amen to that! :)
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Postby MapleSyrup » Sun Feb 09, 2014 10:27 am

I just wonder at what point I'm allowed to get excited. I was reading online that, at this point, I have a 10% chance of miscarriage. That drops below 5% once we pick up the baby's heartbeat around 6 weeks. I want to be excited, but I also don't want to be devastated if things don't progress like they're supposed to. I think most women probably get excited when their home pregnancy test comes up positive. Maybe I'm just being extra cautious due to the infertility. I dunno... did anyone else feel like this? When did you all allow yourselves to become excited and daydream about your baby?
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Postby Shesabutterfly » Sun Feb 09, 2014 11:00 am

Congratulations! It's wonderful that you finally have some happy news. I think you should just go ahead and be excited. Let yourself be happy and dream. Your mood and emotions have an affect on your baby so try to be happy and not worry too much. I know that's easier said than done. I don't think holding yourself back from feeling the joy of this will make you any less sad if it doesn't work out. So be happy! Dream about your little one and keep your thoughts positive. There have been lots of studies about the power of good thoughts in lots of medical situations and I think it could only help you. Have fun and spend some time looking online at all the cute baby stuff. Just looking at the tiny baby shoes makes me say aww. :D I'm praying for you.
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Postby Kilarin » Sun Feb 09, 2014 11:21 am

UGH!!!! Sorry, bad quote. I quoted MapleSyrup saying she was going to be worried, and said AMEN! I MEANT to quote her, followed by Robin saying "that's parenthood" I was just amening that being a parent involves being worried, not that you need to spend your whole pregnancy worried, sorry about that. (corrected now)

MapleSyrup wrote:I just wonder at what point I'm allowed to get excited

I agree with shesabutterfly. Be excited now. Disappointment will be possible at ALL stages of your child's life, including after they are born. So get excited, and if disappointment comes, God will give you the strength to handle it.

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Postby mamame » Sun Feb 09, 2014 3:37 pm

Be excited girl! I am! Im in the tell people early camp. Soak up every single minute.

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Postby Dgenerous » Sun Feb 09, 2014 5:05 pm

I like to tell people early, because if (God forbid) something should happen I would need the support. We told after hearing the heartbeat the first time. :)
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Postby angellove » Sun Feb 09, 2014 5:09 pm

Oh!! I'm praying for both you and your dh and a sticky babe. For me, I am pretty cautious until I'm past the 1st trimester because of my own experiences. I'll tell people who I will need to rely on in case something happens but not the general public. Your experiences will color your emotions and decisions, and that is okay. You do what is right for you.


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