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June 12th, 2007, 07:01 AM
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I thought I'd share my latest news with you guys since you're such a constant source of support and comfort.

Well after my scare last week of spotting and cramping and going in to get an u/s and seeing that all was well, I was trying to take it easy. Things were going relatively well (still had a little brown spotting from time to time, but nothing major), until last night. I went to take my progesterone before bed and discovered bright red blood. I was hysterical. This was exactly how my last m/c started. I wiped away what blood was there and DH and I had a good cry. I then put a call into the on-call IVF doctor and he called me back a few minutes later. The good thing was, the bleeding had turned back to some brown spotting by the time he called. I thought for sure it was the start of heavy bleeding.

Anyway, he talked to me for a little bit and told me to come in this morning at 7:00am and he'd do a scan and see what was going on. Well, I went and sure enough there was my little bean with it's heart beating away. I thought for sure we'd find no h/b and I was so relieved I just started to ball my eyes out.

He measured for me and it's exactly at 7weeks which is exactly where I'm at today. The heart rate was 137BPM which is good for 7 weeks. He gave me a couple of pictures but they are really not good at all. I don't have a scanner to get them posted and I can't get a decent shot of them on my digital.

So, another scary time for me but I made it through again. It looks like I'm just going to have to put up with the spotting and cramping and try not to stress too much over it.

My 8 week scan is still scheduled for Monday - that's the biggie for me. If I make it past that one, then I've made it farther then I ever have before.

I feel like I'm going through an emotional storm and some days wonder if I'll ever make it out the other side to the calm. Your thoughs and prayers right now are appreciated.

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June 12th, 2007, 07:04 AM
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Gosh Gillian, that stinks that you keep having these scares! But I'm so happy that things today turned out well. You know we're all pulling for you here. NO matter how many times you hear that some women just have bleeding and it's a normal part of some pregnancies, it doesn't take away the fear that it means something worse. I wish you a fast and scare-free week until that 8-week u/s!!!

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June 12th, 2007, 07:08 AM
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I hope this next week flies by without too much worry for you. I'm so glad everything is ok!
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June 12th, 2007, 07:56 AM
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Oh wow! I'm in the same boat as far as the lasting longer than 7wks. But I'm so sorry you had to go through that scare. I can certainly understand how frightening that must be to be bleeding like that and know what's it's like to go through a m/c.

You just take it easy and try to relax. It sounds like your little bean is hanging in there! I really hope this one does stick around. You've been through enough and you certainly do deserve to have a good full term pregnancy for once!

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June 12th, 2007, 09:46 AM
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(((((((((((((((((((((Gillian))))))))))))))))))))) Glad bean's heartbeat was reassuring.

I cannot imagine what you went through!
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June 12th, 2007, 10:04 AM
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Hugs, Gillian! I'm so glad to hear that everything is continuing to go well, despite your worries and struggles. I will continue praying for you!
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June 12th, 2007, 12:16 PM
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I'll be thinking of you and your bean!
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June 12th, 2007, 12:20 PM
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Hi Gillian,

I know exactly how you feel. My two losses have me very nervous, even before I do my first injection this time around. It's very hard not to compare your last loss with your current pregnancy. But continue to lean on your friends here and take care of yourself.
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June 12th, 2007, 12:48 PM
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I am so sorry Gillian..gosh you body is in such a state of worry right now...I wish i could just hug you and tell you it will all be okay. Your little bean is a fighter though and I believe she (or he) is going to be sticking around for good this pregnancy

Stay strong, less than a week til your big 8 week scan (hey little bean, stop scaring your mama like that!).
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June 12th, 2007, 01:00 PM
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I just wanted to send you big hugs and to let you know I will be praying that all ends well for you
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June 12th, 2007, 04:26 PM
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OMG, I am so sorry you had a scare. They can shake you up pretty bad!! I am glad bean was ok, and monday isn't too far away girl (((hugs)))
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June 12th, 2007, 08:25 PM
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Im sorry for all the scares you have been going through. I cant even imagine the worry. It sounds like you have a strong bean though,only a few more days until you hit 8 weeks!

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June 13th, 2007, 06:38 AM
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Gillian ~ A good friend of mine also did IVF & is now 14w2d pregnant. It was a fresh cycle & her 1st. She struggled quite a bit w/ the same issues you are going through right now. There is light at the end of the tunnel. After all the stress & worry from everything she was going through, she has now officially made it in to the 2nd trimester, further than she has ever been. Please keep praying that God will keep your little one tucked in. I will too!
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June 13th, 2007, 09:13 AM
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good job, little bean!!

i am so sorry for your scare.

i know the first few weeks are so horribly stressful.

hang in there. i will be thinking about you!
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June 13th, 2007, 09:50 AM
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Gillian, I understand your worries and fears, and I'm so sorry you have to go through it. I can only imagine what you felt when you saw bright red blood, but I'm ecstatic for you that your little bean was still beating away.

I know it's easier said than done when people tell you to relax and not to worry. I think it's completely natural to worry after experiencing a loss or losses. Know that my thoughts are with you and sending you big ((HUGS))!!!

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June 13th, 2007, 09:03 PM
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(((Gillian))) I am so soryr for yet another scare but I praise God that this baby bean is holding tight and growing so well. What a beautiful sight to see that HB. I can imagine your tears, as I got teary eyed just hearing your story. I am continuing to pray for you. Keep that faith sweetie.
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June 14th, 2007, 09:20 PM
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I am sorry you had another scare. I am so glad Bean is hanging in there for you! Monday is not far away for your next ultrasound!

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