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Serenna - March 18

I've been on this forum for awhile and i notice someone with my name but they were usually on forums that I had wrote So i had assumed that someone was addressing them to me and just misspelled my name (which happens all of the time) But I noticed that it was someone with my name just spelled differently. I think it's great to finally meet someone with my name, it's so rare here in Ohio. Well i wanted to introduce myself and say h__lo, and see if we were due around the same time at all, i'm 14 weeks and due Sept. 19.


Serena - March 22

Hi Serenna! I just saw your email today. I'm from Northern California. My due date is Sept. 13th according to my OBGYN but when I had my ultrasound done, they said it's more like Sept. 8th but my OB disagreed and refused to change it. So, anyway I'm due around there. But both yours and my due dates are very close. Nice to meet you!! How is your pregnancy progressing? I've gained about 6 pounds so far and that seems a bit more than I think it should be. Let me know how you are doing. Serena


Serenna - March 22

I have lost 2 lbs since my first pre-natal visit. But amazingly i'm measuring 4 weeks bigger than i am. Unfortunatley i haven't had an ultrasound due to the one alotted from my insurance, and they feel that the baby is normal so there is no need for one :(. It's really cool to meet someone with the same name and due around the same time, then we can discuss our symptoms and worries So what are u hoping for s_x wise? I think i would rather a boy but a girl would be good too. As long as s/he is healthy that's all that really matter. Let me know what else is new, i'll keep u updated as well.


Serena - March 22

So you haven't really gained any weight at all? That's kind of nice. Did you have morning sickness? I did not. Is this your first child? I would be OK with either a boy or a girl but when I go shopping for my nieces and nephews, I always linger in the girl section because their clothes are so cute. That's really the only reason I would like a girl so that I could dress her up. But I would be happy with either one. Like you said, as long as the baby is healthy. Right now, we have some concerns. Ultrasound showed a lot of fluid behind the neck which is not normal so I had a CVS done to check for chromosomal abnormality. The doctor said there was a 60% chance that it could be abnormal. Thank God the chromosomes were normal. We waited more than a week for the result which was really hard. They will still check others things during the 19th week ultrasound and then 2 week after, will check for heart defect. There is also a possibility of that. So, I haven't really had a chance to just relax and enjoy being pregnant. My husband and I both have been really worried. We will be happy just to have a healthy child. Sorry, I feel like I'm telling you everything and I just met you. I'm glad to have someone to talk to though. By the way, Serena was my Latin name when I took Latin in high school. It's not my official name but I use it sometimes because I like it. I have another ultrasound scheduled this Thursday to check the liquid behind the baby's neck again. I'm keeping my fingers crossed.


Serenna - March 22

No please don't feel like your telling me everything, sometimes its just nice to vent every once in awhile. I had nausea in my first trimester especially if i did'nt eat every 2-3 hours. But no actual vomiting, although sometimes i felt as if i might have felt better if I would Yes this is my first child, what about u? I just got married in January, and found out i was pregnant the day after the it wasn't expected but definitley welcome. I do agree about the girl outfits, there are so many more clothes to choose from, and some of then are just so darn cute, i would love a girl to dress her up in all of those adorable dresses, but i'd probably go broke buying them all, lol. I'm really sorry to hear about your and your husbands worries for your baby, i'm sure everything will b alright, i know it's easier said than done but try to keep your head up. Nothing in this world can be easy ya know, it seems you have to work hard for everything. Luckily so far we've had no prob's yet. That's y i want an ultrasound so badly, it's like how do i know unless i see it.But i guess that's the mother comin out in me already. If i don't talk to you b4 thursday, good luck, i'll pray for your and your little sweetie. Keep me updated you'll b in my thoughts.


Serena - March 23

Thank you for your support. It makes me feel good to be able to talk to someone. Yes, this is our first child. We've been married for 3 1/2 years. So, we are very excited about having a child. I have 6 nieces and nephews, ages ranging from 13 to 1 1/2. They are so cute. So you are still a newly wed! Congratulations!! The baby must have been a big surprise. When is your ultrasound scheduled? It is exciting to be able to see the baby and to see the heart beating. I will keep you posted.


Serenna - March 23

We don't have one scheduled yet, unfortunately. My next apt. is on April 11th and that's just to check the basics and to do the triple screen. I would a__sume my ultrasound would b scheduled for around May sometime. So are you showing yet? I am and have been since about week 6. And i've been in maternity clothes since weeks 8. They are so much more comfortable though. Yeah i have one nephew, and his mommy found out she was pregnant 3 months b4 we did, so our children will b really close in age (her son is only2). And on my husbands side it will b the first grandson, great grandson, and neice/nephew. So they are pretty excited needless to say. Well i hope that you doing well. Keep me posted.


Serena - March 23

You said you haven't gained any weight so I'm surprised that you are showing already. I'm definitely showing but I've been wearing loose clothing or blazers to work so people haven't noticed. I do wear some maternity pants but I could still get by wearing drop waist and elastic waist pants. But it won't be for much longer. My drop waist pants are starting to get tight especially after I eat. So are you picky about what you want to eat or can you eat anything? I don't really have much cravings but there are certain foods that I like better. Keep me posted.


Serenna - March 24

No i haven't gained any weight, I've lost it and i think i've lost it everywhere but in my belly. My legs and face and arms have gotten skinner, but my belly just continues to I don't have any cravings really, b4 the baby i loved taco bell and i ate it everyday, now the thought of it makes me ill, i generally want everything that's spicy, such as hot wings, i'll dip chips in hot wing sauce,lol. I didn't really care to much for it all b4 but i can't say that i didn't like it. My mother-in-law says that that means that it's a girl, but i've read that it means that it's a boy. But maybe that's our hopin comin out a little Hope your doin good. Keep in touch.


Serena - March 24

It's funny that you mentioned spicy food. I am the same way, more so in my first trimester until a couple of weeks ago. I wanted anything spicy. I cooked myself spicy food and we would go to Thai restaurant and I would order the spicy stuff. I like sour stuff too. I still like it but I also eat other things now. Stay in touch. Hope you are doing well.


Serenna - March 24

I'm starting to feel the lil one move around a bit in there, only about once every other day or so, i guess when s/he gets really angry and moves there entire I listen to s/he heartbeat everyday, and it gets louder and stronger everyday. Which puts me at ease until I get to see the lil bean. Hope you doin good.


Serena - March 28

I got very bad news. I went for my follow-up ultrasound last Thursday afternoon. The OB saw a lot of fluid under the skin all over the body from the skull to the tailbone. She said this has grown with the baby in the last few weeks. Then she delivered the final b__w and said the baby was not going to survive. The baby will eventually die, while in utero, or be born dead or will die soon after birth. She recommended termination of pregnancy as soon as possible. My husband and I were so shocked. We never expected anything like this. I couldn't believe it and I started crying right there on the exam table. I took last Friday off since I was too upset to go to work. I know it was not what we wanted to hear but I guess it is better to find out earlier than later. We are now checking out doctors to do the termination. I feel very sad. It is still very hard to accept that this is really happening. Sorry to have to tell you this. I'm glad you are doing well.


Serenna - March 29

OMG!! I'm so sorry to hear that, i'm sendin you my sympathy. You are in my prayers. Your probably right it is probably better that it happened now than when u gave birth and saw the effects then, i'm sure it would've been 10 fold then. Did they tell you what caused it? Why? I've never heard of something like that b4. Well if u ever need to talk i'm hear to listen, you can contact me on here or via email [email protected], but please keep in touch. I hope you are feeling a little bit better.


Serena - March 29

The doctor said this is rare and they don't know of anything that causes this. She a__sured us that this wasn't either of our faults and that it just happens sometimes for no reason. But I want to thank you for your sympathy and for your prayers. I may be out of the office for the rest of the week so you won't hear from me for a while. I'm glad you are feeling some movements. That must feel nice. I haven't felt anything so I don't know what that feels like. Take care and I'll touch base probably next week.


Serenna - March 29

Ok well i was happy to hear a reply. Please keep in touch, i think of u regularly. Take it easy, it'll get better, but i know it's hard to believe that now. Take care and keep in touch.


Serena - April 6

Hi, I haven't forgotten you. I just haven't been myself lately. It's been a very emotional and sad time for me. Last week was very traumatic for both me and my husband, knowing we are losing the baby and also having to go through the procedure of having to take the baby out. It is done but I feel an emptiness inside. Sorry I get emotional when I write about it. I keep busy at work so I don't have time to think about it too much. Enough about me. How are you doing? Hope your pregnancy is progressing along smoothly. Have you gained any weight yet? Are you feeling the baby move more? I wish the best for you and your husband. Let me know how you are doing.


Serenna - April 6

Well at least the hard part is over. Now it's the grieving process. I was really happy to hear from you, i'm glad to know that your back at work, anything to get your mind off of it is a good thing. I don't know if i've gained anymore weight, i go back to the dr. on the 11th, next monday. I fell the baby everyonce in awhile, i guess when Roo get's really jumpy, or wants to get some revenge on me and gives me a nice swift kick. I am gettin huge, one day doesn't go by that someone doesn't ask me when i'm due, i'm like not until Sept. their like whoa, sorry, i thought u were futher along. Well please keep in touch. Best wishes to you and your husband.



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