New Thread For Mandy S 7weeks Late

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Mother of 6 - October 22

I have posted on the pregnancy sympts. portion of this site. But i wanted to tell my story here in case it could help anyone. I am the mother of 6 and have been pg 9 times (3 m/c). I know how it feels to be pg. But even so, your body can fool you into thinking things right? One thing I know for sure, every pregnancy (even with your own) are different. Look at Mandy. Anyway, my last real cycle was 8/10/05, (let me just say, I am and was happy with my 6 and not looking for # 7). at the end of August, I started feeling slightly pg. The sympts got stronger through out Sept. on 9/19, after many tests coming up - and tired of trying to interpret the lines I bought a digital test. Took it in the Target restroom (cause I'm nuts!) and it popped up the Pregnant sign. I even showed it to the pharmacist (cause i'm nuts) and he said, yes (while looking at me as if I were an idiot who couldn't read) it says pregnant. Anyway, I called my doc and scheduled an appt for the next day. But, being the nut that I am, and since the digital doesn't stay for more than 1 hour, i bought some other stick tests so I could show dh. All said -. I tried the 2nd test from the digital kit I got, it said Not Pregnant...I was devistated and totally confused. The next morning, - on the urine and blood at the docs. He told me that I am not pg and stop thinking about it. I took his advice, but the sympts kept getting stronger. Since then, I have taken about 10 tests with the last 3 showing a faint (almost looking like a evapline, but definately had color and definatley were before 10 min. Then I tested again, it said Not Pregnant. On 10/12 I started spotting about 1-1/2 hours after a very vigorous Yoga class, in which I hurt my back. At first, I got a weird discharge of yellowish mucas followed by spotting. My back was hurting from the class, so i couldn't tell if it was cramps. Ok, I thought, i am finally starting. Let me say that since mid sept. I have had the same whitish cm and my cv has stayed high and soft and closed. My AF, if it was that was mostly spotting, followed by some very strange clear mucas with with a very small amount of blood in it (as if I had cut myself) the day after I stopped spotting, my cm was white again and heavy. My bb have not stopped growing (I am pouring out of my bra) or feeling heavy and sometimes itchy and achy. I started thinking again, even while I was spotting that this wasn't normal, even for me. I still feel pg. So, I called my doc's office and scheduled an u/s for the 31st, it is the soonest they can get me in. I am fortunate to have such a good doc that will do this w/o giving me a lot of grief. So I will let you know for sure when I find out. I read what Mandy said about the hook affect, but i can't find anywhere that really tells about it. With my older 3, I didn't get pos. urines until after 7 weeks. But that was in the late 80's and early 90's and our tests have become more sensative. i took an answer early test the other day after getting a faint pos on a target brand. The 2nd line showed up, very faintly, but destinctly and it showed at the 3 min. marker, stayed for 45 minutes and then disappeared. I kept both tests. I wanted to post today, to continue my story in the off chance I am pg. Like Mandy, i want to help people going through the same problem. But there are a lot of mean people who post on here that say that this happened to them and it turns out they were lying. So I wanted to do what Mandy did and walk through this with all of you in order to help someone. Mandy helped me to not feel crazy. My dh thinks I'm nuts (hence the paraphrases up top). Even the most experienced of us can get confused and feel lost. For those of you who don't have regular periods, I've read some people say you can't ovulate without having a period. That is totally wrong. I have 6 children to prove that. My last m/c was a baby girl who was born at 15 1/2 weeks, yes, I said born, her heart was still beating when she came out perfectly intact in her little sac. It only beat 2 times, but it beat, so she was legally considered born. Anyway, I got pregnant with her while nursing my 10 month old son(at that time). I hadn't had 1 single period, so, yes, you can ovulate, not have a period and ovulate again! Anyway, I am wondering what is really going on with me and if these feelings are really pg or just something else. I will know for sure on the 31st and will let you all know then. I hope that I have helped someone. Though, I am happy with my 6 not TTC, I would definately welcome a 7th to my little heaven on earth. Baby dust to all! (Oh, the joke at my work is to NOT sit in my chair unles you want to have a baby) I have been there for 4 1/2 years and had 2 children while working there (my youngest is almost 2) During my last Maternity leave, my replacement help got pregnant within 5 days of sitting in my chair. So, the joke is that my fertility rubs off on people. If that is true, I spritually rub off on all of you!!! :)

 

Mother of 6 - October 24

I'm alone...there's no one here besides me...Shrek? Anyone...

 

Janie - October 25

Hi my last menstrual period was Aug 13 I had some spotting in Sept but not a real AF Ive had a lot of real faint lines I mean really faint so I dont know if Im imagining them or not Neg. test at doctors on Sept 23 all faint lines have been in past two weeks But I have all the symptoms sore b___sts, tired, nauseous, increase in appet_te, increase in smell, pants starting to feel tight but yet not gaining weight, moody and emotional, Im not one to start crying over anything and I started crying because my dh was winning on a playstation game lol etc......I dont know what to think, I feel crazy I feel like my dh thinks Im crazy although he is still supporting my HPT habit lol I have 2 sons already found out that I was pregnant with them at almost 8 weeks but I never really tested before that with oldest I went to the clinic once and told me neg. and I believed I wasnt pregnant just late period symptoms till two weeks later I had a bad pain on my right side and went to ER and they told me I was pregnant. And that is another thing Im having a cramping pain on my right side that I had the first time I was pregnant with my second one I just felt like I had the flu achy all over didnt even realize I was late till I was discussing my symptoms with the doctor again almost 8 weeks I dont know what to think anymore I feel like I ve lost it cause I cant believe I would be this late my doctor said that it was probably that I stopped taking birth control patch in july but...somehow I dont see why I would have had a normal period in august on time and regular if it was the patch He told me to start using it again that if i was pregnant that it wouldnt hurt the baby and if after that still no period come back in but I read if you are pregnant that it would hurt the baby and I dont want to take a chance. I dont know! there is a walk-in clinic for pregnancy tests Im going to go on Friday I just wanted to wish you the best of luck and so glad to know im not alone I come from a fertile family My mom had 8 kids, Im the second oldest, my aunt had 9, my moms mom had 11 so I know about big families lol anyways good luck to you maybe we'll both find out something soon Keep me posted

 

Mother of 6 - October 25

Hi Janie, Thanks for posting and responding. Yes, I am going through the same emotional roller coaster as well. Not like me at all, but I am in my late 30's and I am wondering if it is pre menapausal...although, I don't have any of those signs except the hot flashes... pg sign too, but for now, i am going to say that I don't know. I have read some of these threads and some people have convinced themselves of something that doesn't exist, then people like Mandy end up with a baby. Please, let me know what you find out. As for me, I am not having another blood test or urnie test. The sono will show it or not. Then I don't have to think about it anymore OR I will be thinking about it for 7 more months! Anyway, thanks!

 

Janie - October 25

Thanks for responding. I know I dont want to convince myself that I am either I wasnt trying to get pregnant as I have a son who on Oct 19th turned 1 years old I am 23 I guess Im just hoping that it is pregnancy or the birth control cause when I was fifteen I had extra cell growth on my uterus missed 6 months of my period had pregnancy symptoms my mom was convinced i was pregnant even though i told her there was no way i hadnt done anything to get pregnant because I was throwing up etc., when it was found I was on the 6th stage 7th stage is cancer GYN said that he might have to remove my uterus as it covered uterus and cervix so I get scared that that will come back If I get a negative on friday then I m going to get them to look further I just want to know either way Hope we both find out something soon

 

Janie - October 25

I stopped taking bc in April and I have only had 3 regular periods. My last period was August 22. My dr said it could take up to a year to have a completely regular cycle, but it usually regulates itself within 6 months. If your body is like mine and it is doing crazy things that often feel like pregnancy symptoms. Until your cycle is regular naturally, your hormones will be all wacky, causing sore b___bs, cramps, discharge etc. However, until you know for sure there is no harm in treating your body as though you are pg. We have been ttc so I take a prenatal vitamin and watch my diet just in case I become pregnant while my cycle is wacky. I will be going back to the dr in the middle of November to get checked again. Good luck with everything, I hope you get the answers you were hoping for! Please keep us updated and I will do the same!

 

Shawna - October 25

To Mother of Six: Where do you live I would like to come sit in your chair!!! Thanks for starting this new thread, the other one was getting way to long! Good luck and keep us posted!

 

Nicole - October 25

Mother of 6 - I too would like to come and sit in your chair !! I seem to have white CM after I ovulate as well. Most times before my period my breats get very tender but this time they arn't as bad, I have lower ab. pain, feeling faint, I feel as if I'm going to be sick but yet I think it might be in my head due to we want a baby so bad. I feel bloated *to want to stick my stomach out all the time* and tired at times. I had my LMP Oct 5 ending Oct 10, Ovulating oct 18-19-20, It's now the 25 and I'm feeling this way. Do I sound nuts ? It's too early to find out on a pregnancy test and ask the doctor but ahh I feel like c___p and it comes in waves. Any thoughts ? Best of luck to you Mother of 6 hopefully to be 7 !

 

Mother of 6 - October 25

Wow! We are getting started here. I am glad to see that. Thanks guys for responding. Janie, Shawna and Nicole, Yes, your bodies can do strange things. What I don't want to see happen here is what I saw on another string where a couple of ladies convinced themselves that they were pg even after the sono's showed nothing. They all fed off of each others feelings and I read out there thread which lasted almost 9 months!! Anyway, No one is crazy for saying how they feel. Strange things happen like they did with Mandy, that is why I wanted to continue this thread. But, we also, in order for those who are TTC, I'm not, want to keep our minds healthy and go about trying again if we aren't pg. No sense in dwelling on what isn't. Janie, yes, going off of BC can make your body do weird things. I don't and haven't taken it since I was a teen. I only took it then to regulate my cycles, but they made me sick,so I stayed away from them. So that you know my full story... When I was 17, I was told my surgeons that I couldn't ever have children. They wanted to do a hysterectomy on me, but my mother wouldn't let them. My appendix had ruptured and infected my entire reproductive system. I was so badly scared up, they said I couldn't ever maintain a pregnancy. See what science and doctors know...9 pregnancies and 6 children later...LOL Anyway, don't let anyone tell you that there isn't hope, there always is. I am not going to take anymore tests, I'm fed up with faint lines followed by real negatives. The only thing that gets me is that one test on the digital that said Pregnant. But, I don't put much faith in that either. The sono will tell and I will know next monday. I have read on line that there almost every sympt of pg could be a sympt of AF coming as well. So, let's be healthy minded and wish for a BFP, but if AF comes, think about TTC again. Besides, TTC is half of the fun of it. Nicole and Shawna, I work in Dallas and you are more than welcome to sit in my chair! LOL! But until then, I am spiritually sending you my fertile baby dust wishes for you all! I would definately welcome a new baby into my life, but I am definatly not TTC. 6 is a lot and I have my hands full working and taking care of my large family. But I want to try to help people too, that is why I came here when all of this started to happen to me. Baby dust!!!!!

 

Mother of 6 - October 25

Sorry so long, but I almost forgot. My dh is a surgical nurse and knows a lot about patients rights. My doc is great, but i have read some posts that are truley scary on here. Please remember that you have rights. If you want a test, ask for it, if your doc doesn't do it, go to another one. Also, if you ever have a sono, don't be affraid to tell the sonographer what you are thinking and feeling. If you say, Is there a baby in there, she/he can definately answer that question. If you have questions about that, let me know. After 9 pregnancies, I have had a LOT of sono's done and know what you can and can't see at what stage!!

 

Janie - October 28

Hi everyone well I just got back from the walk-in clinic another negative urine test so I have an appointment on monday to see if the doctor can figure it out ill keep you posted on what I find out hope all is going well with everyone else

 

karen - October 28

Dear mother of 6, i really wish i had read you last thread before i had my u/s. My ob sent me to get checked for cysts. He said that was most likely the reason i had a NUMBER of pregnancy symptoms. Anyways to make a long story short...I have called the doctors office for days to get my results and they don't give me any answers and told me to wait for the results in the mail. When they did the u/s, they were looking for cysts so she pretty much stayed on my sides and near my pubic area. I didn't ask for her check to see if their was a baby in there but i swear at one point when she was moving from one side to the next i saw what would look exactly like a spine. anyways i try to put that out of m mind because that would make me crazy, you are the first person i told that to. My question is could they atleast tell if things were different in there just by checking my ovaries and cervix and i think they checked my uterin linning?

 

Mother of 6 - October 28

To Janine- I'm sorry about the BFN; once the doct. checks you out ask him about Provero (Not the depo) to jump start your period. I used to have to use that to keep mine going about every 3 - 4 months. My 1st 2 were conceived after finishing my 1st cycle after taking it. This was 1 1/2 years after being told I would never have children.

 

Mother of 6 - October 28

To Karen: I can definately say from experience that they would have seen something in your ultrasound if there was a baby there. They would have told you at that point regardless of whether or not you asked. My last pregnancy sono was done at just 2 weeks gestational and they could see 2 sacs, although they couldn't see the babies at that time. So, they would have seen something unless you are just a couple of days pregnant. You have a right to your results and I am surprised at the doctor for not consulting you right after the sono was done. That is standard procedure. You should call them up (unless this was done out of their office) and demand to speak to the doctor for the results. If they give you any grief, tell them that their is a thing called patients rights. If she still says you'll have to wait for them to be mailed, tell her that you will pick them up instead. I would at that point find another doctor. My OB/GYN would never let me walk out of his office until I knew for sure what is going on with me. I have my appt. Monday for my sono. Although I highly doubt I am pg, just because of the BFN's on the HPT"s, I know, without a single doubt, I will walk out of the office with all of the results he can give me that don't require days to get back. He also calls me as soon as he gets the results back. I had to find a doctor like him, I had my share of bad docs. I also had to learn with subsequent pregnancies, that you have to demand to be treated with respect and to have your questions answered fully. That being said. If the sono shows no baby, then there is no baby. Take a deap breath and have fun trying to make one. Keep your mind healthy to keep your body healthy. Best of luck and you are in my prayers. My very fertile baby dust to you all!!!!

 

karen - October 29

Dear mother of 6, thank you for answering my question. The weirdest thing happened to me last night. I was sitting watching tv when all of a sudden my stomach sterted to flutter. just below my belly b___ton. It fluttered so hard the i could see my stomach move and it lasted to l little less then a min. it didn't feel like gas but it was fast movement like a flutter . This morning itook hpt and i could see a second line. it was very light i saw it after 3 mins and it got alittle darker. but still so light that i can only see it under a light or outside. I stopped spotting for 2 weeks now so i don't know if it had anything to with it. Anyways what do you think?

 

karen - October 29

sorry my question has sooo many mistakes. i should have read and fixed it before i hit sumit.

 

karen - October 29

again thank you. i do truly understand what u r sayng and i agree with u. I read so many of these messages and find some of things women say to be alittle crazy but in the end i find the fact that so many women want to have children and wonder and feel pregnant even when they are not. to me that is crazy and beautiful all in the same. i hold them in my heart and wish them the best. As for me i already have 2 children my youngest will be 2 in January. I felt her move when i was 16/17 weeks pregnant. At this time i was not trying to get pregnant and my husband and i were going to wait until next year to try again. You see i can only take progesterone only bcp because i had a stroke when i was little. There for regular bcp are not safe for me. I covceived my last child while taking that exact pill so being on bcp's and making some mistakes i have not had a normal period for over 3 1/2 month but i cannot tell exactly how long it has been. Mostly spotting for months. i also have been producing b___st milk, not lots but it is there. The blue veins on my shoulder leading to my chest are becoming darker and more noticed. Well anyways only time will tell and for now i enjoy the children (and stay busy, i couldn't imagine how it is at your house :)) i already have.

 

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