5 wks preg, wish I could quit worrying

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Registered: 02-27-2010
5 wks preg, wish I could quit worrying
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Sun, 10-17-2010 - 6:41am

Hi everyone,

I just found out I was pregnant this week--something seemed off, I tested one day before my expected period and it was positive.

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Registered: 10-06-2010
Sun, 10-17-2010 - 2:59pm

I can relate to being a constant worrier and this being my first pregnancy just makes me even more anxious.

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Registered: 10-17-2010
Sun, 10-17-2010 - 8:35pm

I'm learning very quickly that this stage is the toughest in terms of the anxiety of "getting to week 13".

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Registered: 02-27-2010
Mon, 10-18-2010 - 4:47am
Mannigans, it is nice to get it out, isn't it? I agree that sometimes I feel a bit crazy with worry, especially when my boyfriend gets exasperated with me and tells me "everything will be fine, just be excited." It's like, you don't have a little life inside of you! I also can't speak with anyone yet about htis pregnancy because we are waiting until the end of the first trimester (December 24th, literally) to tell everyone. So far the only person I've told is my mother and he's told his sister...but I don't know her, so I can't confide in her. It's so frustrating!
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Registered: 10-17-2010
Mon, 10-18-2010 - 10:52am

I'm so happy to have found this place where I can openly share my anxieties.

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Registered: 02-27-2010
Mon, 10-18-2010 - 9:00pm
Mannigans, I only have mild symptoms, too, and it's bothersome to me...strange, I want to feel sick...my boyfriend thinks I am nuts.

I called my OB today and asked for bloodwork to test hCG and progesterone so ensure everything is on track--instead of seeing my general physician for a simple "yes/no" bloodtest. I figured that would ease my mind more. So they ordered the bloodwork and I went to pick up the paperwork since they don't draw blood in the OB's office (which drives me crazy). It was all done within 30 minutes, though, and now I play the waiting game! I figured, though, those blood tests would be better than the simple confirmation ones at my regular doctor's office, anyway.

I did order a baby book and it arrives from Amazon tomorrow--it's the Mayo Clinic Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy. I minored in biology so I like more science-minded stuff and apparently the usual "What to Expect When Expecting" books are more casual and vague. I need hard facts and sound advice right now!

Bacon and eggs...one of my favorite breakfasts...tomorrow I plan on having sausage and eggs. I have been craving eggs (and raspberries) like you wouldn't believe!

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Registered: 10-06-2010
Tue, 10-19-2010 - 12:30pm

I keep telling myself that at different stages I'll start to relax and feel more confident that things will be OK.

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Registered: 10-17-2010
Tue, 10-19-2010 - 1:35pm

I can attest to the reassurance you feel after the serum hCG test.

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Registered: 02-27-2010
Tue, 10-19-2010 - 5:26pm
Still no real symptoms aside from the sore breasts...ah well. I got my blood results back and they are "great." They are actually quite high for being 4 weeks, 4 days (I looked on the wrong calendar for the 5 weeks thing--surprised me!). My hCG is 5389 and my prog is 33, which are all for weeks ahead of me.

I'm not reading the Mayo book for the info on birth defects; I'm reading it for the other stuff! I'm staying away from the birth defects info; I already know the statistics and don't need to analyze them. :\

Anyway, the nurse said to come in on Nov 12th for my first ultrasound to see the heartbeat and take a picture. It seems like everyone is getting their ultrasound earlier than 8 weeks...I am all jealous!
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Registered: 10-17-2010
Thu, 10-21-2010 - 11:52am

If it helps at all, I don't get my first ultrasound until 12 weeks!!

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Registered: 05-20-2010
Tue, 10-26-2010 - 12:12pm

I know that it's easier said than done to just relax & not worry.

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