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Thu, 04-08-2010 - 12:07pm

Hi all. I know it's early for me, but I this is something I feel is helping me take control of my emotions - I have something to look forward to, I'm ready to try for another baby.

I'm new but figured maybe I could join anyway. I have recently (3/26/10) just lost my angel Landon at 35 weeks due to severe preeclampsia and HELLP syndrome. My husband and I were eager to start trying again, and my doc had said to wait 2 cycles, but I got the doc to agree to waiting one cycle though. I've read that there is no harm in resuming sexual activity either 6 weeks after delivery, or after bleeding has stopped. I've been lucky (as my doc says) as my bleeding has stopped about 5-6 days ago. And as such, my hubby and I have uh resumed sexual activity. We have decided not to use protection, because we don't want to prevent a pregnancy. With my first pregnancy loss, my period didn't come back on its own and I wasn't ovulating when it did, but I'm praying for normal periods this time. My history has been back and forth - sometimes I'll have normal periods for months or years, sometimes I'll skip a month, or every other month, sometimes I'll skip a few months - all over the board, and it sucks. I just pray that we are supposed to have a healthy pregnancy and bring home a baby soon.

I know we should wait like the doc says, but we decided together that we just couldn't wait. So as we are now actively ttc after stillbirth, I have started doing bbt's a few days ago, since I don't really have a cd to go with. I'm looking forward to getting to know you ladies, and I'm praying for BFP's for all of us!

~torie

We will miss you forever and love you for always. In loving memory of our precious son, Landon Paul Rodgers 3/26/10.



~torie

We will miss you forever and love you for always. In loving memory of our precious son, Landon Paul Rodgers 3/26/10.

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Registered: 08-25-2008
In reply to: praying4baby2010
Thu, 04-08-2010 - 10:05pm

WELCOME TO OUR BOARD!!!!


im sorry little landon is not here with you and you need to join our board!


i hope you dont need to stick around here long and you will be pregnant soon.!


please come hear at any time.. and dont worry about asking anything odd.... trust me we have seen it all.. and nothing is unusual.. during this time or our lives!


heres wishing you baby dust


jen


mom to autumn born still 1.23.08 @ 26 weeks


ps


would you like to tell us more about you and your family?


i have a 9,10,11 year olds here living on earth.. then a little more than 4 years ago.. we decided to try again for another. it took us 1 1/2 years to get autumn.. she passed away and we have been trying ever since.

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Registered: 08-06-2009
In reply to: praying4baby2010
Sat, 04-10-2010 - 10:00pm
Well I guess Ill just follow ya around the net :)

~ Sabrina ~ Loving Mom 2 Osiris & Our Angel Kylee ~


RIP My Princess


~ Sabrina ~ Loving Mom 2 Osiris & Our Angel Kylee ~

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Registered: 08-27-2007
In reply to: praying4baby2010
Sun, 04-11-2010 - 11:02am

Hi honey. I am so sorry I didnt get to your post sooner.


I am glad your doc has been supportive and gave you the go ahead.


Good luck!


How are you feeling overall right now?

              *Praying for my best friend, my Dad*


 &n

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Registered: 09-01-2009
In reply to: praying4baby2010
Sun, 04-11-2010 - 3:37pm

Thanks ladies.

As for my family - it's still just me and dh. We've been pregnant 3 times - I miscarried twins at 9w4d in 1999, then we couldn't get pregnant again. Did 14 cycles of clomid and 2 iui's but nothing worked. Did all the fertility tests available except exploratory surgery and found nothing wrong with either of us. Stopped trying and started living around 2002. Unexpectedly got pregnant again in 2006 and sadly miscarried at 9w6d. Got pregnant again, unexpectedly, last summer and Landon was stillborn 3/26/10 at 35 weeks due to severe preeclampsia and HELLP syndrome. With my pregnancy with Landon, my new doc found I had low progesterone, and said that was probably the cause of my two miscarriages. Praying for another miracle for us - hoping it will happen soon.

As for how I'm feeling - physically I'm just about 100%... if I could get my bp back to normal I'd be 100%. They have me on some bp meds right now and they are actually trying to ween me off them - hoping I don't have a continuous problem with my bp since I've never had a prob with it before. PLUS it needs to be under control since I drive a school bus and have a CDL that requires a MDOT physical each year and bp is part of that physical.

Emotionally, I'm up and down - as would be expected I'm sure. I actually only lost Landon 16 days ago. I'm having an easier time than with my first loss. This time I'm trying hard to rely on faith - which is helping a ton. and I'm trying hard to stay patient (both for my sanity and my bp), which is also helping. I have good days and then I have days like today where everything makes me cry. The songs at church made me cry, the sermon made me cry, the pastor came and talked to me after, and that made me cry. We have some stuff stored in my dad's garage, and got a truck load today, well one of the boxes blew out of the truck and guess who cried! A friggin box blowing out of the truck made me cry. At this moment I'm doing ok, and I'm so thankful for the moments when I am doing ok.

As far as ttc, we have started even though I haven't gotten af yet. I know, I know! But this is something we decided together that we needed and wanted to do. I've been doing bbt's so hopefully I'll know if I o, and we've decided we will do the every other day thing (or everyday if we feel like it) but at least every other, so hopefully we'll get lucky :)

Sorry this got so long - I'm praying for BFP's for us all and I'll ask Landon to sprinkle some extra special baby dust on us all tonite! :)

~torie

We will miss you forever and love you for always. In loving memory of our precious son, Landon Paul Rodgers 3/26/10.

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~torie

We will miss you forever and love you for always. In loving memory of our precious son, Landon Paul Rodgers 3/26/10.