starting to crumble

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starting to crumble
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Mon, 08-09-2010 - 8:48pm
I am posting here since I believe tomorrow I will considered to be in the 2nd trimester...yay! But, I feel like I am starting to crumble. I have handled the 1st trimester relatively well and my nerves didn't get the best of me...even going on a vacation via airplane was fine for me! We had our 1st trimester screen last Wednesday and the baby looked great and his/her growth was exactly where it should be. Sooooo that left me feeling good having a great u/s and seeing my little one. Doc even took a guess that she saw the "goods" and it's a boy...we'll see if she's correct next month. Since all looked good, we decided to tell our friends the news. I just pray the next news I tell them is the baby is born happy and healthy! Last night while in bed, I sneezed and holy cow, it felt like someone stuck me with a knife! Okay, so it has occurred before and with my other pg and I know it is normal (even though it hurt SO bad!). Today, just about throughout the entire day, I have had pains like round ligament pains, but they didn't just come and go...they linger. My stomach just feels "funky" now. I have also had slight achy cramps. I even thought like I felt something come out and feared I would see red...but thankfully did not. My nerves are starting to get the best of me now. I am so grateful I am not spotting and have not had any complications like I've had with all my previous pg. I keep looking at my beautiful u/s pictures on our fridge and telling myself I made it to the 2T and this baby IS going to be in our arms come February. I am just trying to shake this uneasy feeling I've had all day. I go see my ob next Tuesday so I am trying to make it to then without calling being all paranoid. Being a PAL is so hard. I felt like I needed to share my feelings and knew that you girls totally understand. Thank you so much for reading my nervous ramblings. Any extra P&PT would be appreciated for good measure! :o)
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Mon, 08-09-2010 - 11:58pm

I could have written exactly what you did on your post when I was about as far along as you. Just like you I had a ultrasound and everything was perfect- I was so happy and it was absolutely amazing to see my little peanut moving around. A couple days later I started feeling incredible nervous again. I guess I just felt that everything was so perfect this time and I had this picture and got to see him or her moving around which

 

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Tue, 08-10-2010 - 1:52am

Welcome to the 2T!

I know it's hard not to worry. Would having a doppler at home ease your mind? Just a thought.

I'm sure all is fine.. but it's hard not to worry after PAL.

Take care,

Cindy

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Tue, 08-10-2010 - 8:31am

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Tue, 08-10-2010 - 9:39am
Thanks girls...hearing the positive stories and thought helps. With my last pg with my 1 yr old, I was so down and out until I was into my 3rd trimester. I was so afraid to get attached. This time, it just felt different and I have been doing really good. I just have moments of fear. I am looking forward to feeling this little one move all about and keep me up at night! :o)
Jaime
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Registered: 12-09-2009
Tue, 08-10-2010 - 1:34pm
I don't think anything you described sounds out of the ordinary for pregnancy - I think you're doing just fine and your baby is too! I felt the same way you do for most of the first 6 months. I always felt great right after I had an appointment, then the doubts would creep in after a day or two. That has only stopped since the last few weeks, when I started feeling the baby on a regular basis. But my mind still isn't totally relaxed - now it's like "Did she move enough today? I didn't feel her all day!". I think what you're experiencing is normal PAL stuff. I'm glad you're here so you can let your feelings out and get some reassurance!

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Tue, 08-10-2010 - 11:38pm
Oh Jaime, with four babies up in Heaven, I would be feeling really scared and nervous too. Like others said, this is completely normal and natural when you are a PAL.
The pains and feelings that you described sounds a lot like round ligament pain, or it could be just general stretching and pulling, which is very common at this stage (Ive had it with all of my subsequent pregnancies). As the weeks and months go on, it does start to get easier - although fears about labor and delivery can be pretty stressful, too.
It sounds like you have dealt really well emotionally with the 1t already. Now that you're in the 2t, the I hope that you DON'T crumble, and that you can make it just fine until your next appointment (when it is, BTW?). At that point you might even be able to schedule the big u/s!
Let us know if anything else comes up. And if for some reason (God forbid!) you do start to have severe cramps or spotting/bleeding, please do seek medical attention ASAP to rule out any possible problems or complications.


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