Thrilled to be here! Due August 22

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Thrilled to be here! Due August 22
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Sun, 12-16-2012 - 8:28am

Hi everyone!  I'm so happy to be here - got my BFP last weekend - and have been trying to stay busy and not obsess too much - these first weeks before seeing heartbeat are so hard! 

In June, I also got a BFP, but it was a 'blighted ovum' where the fertilized egg implants but then stops growing - but the hormones are triggered - so my hCg numbers kept rising, even though they couldn't find a heartbeat - it made me crazy.  We're past that now, and hopefully this time, this little bean will stick.  I'm trying to just focus on the holidays and then I have my first appt in early January, hopefully to see that precious heartbeat.  

At 38, I'm now 'of advanced maternal age' (I hate that phrase) - so that's in my mind a little, about m/c chances, etc - but I guess it's always a gamble, having a kid.  

I have two older kids, DD (6) and DS (4.5)  they will be so thrilled - watching them be excited and so loving will be amazing!

Congratulations to all, getting this far - I hope we all have happy and healthy 9 months!  

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Sun, 12-16-2012 - 5:38pm

Hi there,

Welcome to the August 2013 Expecting Club and congratulations on your pregnancy!  I hope that you find friendship and support here during your pregnancy journey.  Wishing you a very happy and healthy nine months and sending you tons of sticky baby vibes!

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Sun, 12-16-2012 - 5:52pm
Congrats and welcome to the board. I'm like you and think the wait until the first ultrasound is AWFUL! Mine is in two more weeks. Hopefully we are both in for a healthy 9 month stay!
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Thu, 12-20-2012 - 7:07pm

Congratulations! I am due Aug 22 as well :) when is your first appointment?

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Thu, 12-20-2012 - 7:25pm

Hi there!!!  I'm due 8/23 but will be having an Elective repeat c/s on 8/20.  I'm 37 So I'm AMA too. Hh 9m to all!!!

elizabeth

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Registered: 01-30-2002
Sat, 12-22-2012 - 8:18pm
My first appt is jan 9--- at just about 8 weeks, so def should see h/b. how about you?
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Tue, 12-25-2012 - 3:03am

My first appt. is for a blood work up and then a class with my SO on Dec 27th and my first ultrasound is on Jan.17th followed immediately by an appt. with my doc. I don't know what the class is ? These are newer standard appointments.

yours seems so much closer than mine.....maybe I can talk them into an early ultrasound when I go for the blood work up ;)