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Planning to announce the day after Christmas

My next appt. is 12/26/14 and I will be 12 1/2 weeks at that point.  So far everything has been really great and I've seen baby on an u/s and the tech said everything looked great.

So a few days ago my mom and sister took a few pictures of me and DH holding a tiny santa hat over my belly.  We printed that picture on a Christmas card and plan to hand it out to our relatives when we get together Friday and Saturday for our Christmas celebration.  

Last time it was only a week after we announced that we found out we were miscarrying.  Now granted that was at 9 weeks and I was already spotting (hoping it was the "normal" spotting they talk about) 
Now were 12 1/2 weeks no spotting and a strong healthy heartbeat at the u/s

But I am still nervous about announcing. 

The night we took the pictures, I had a miscarriage dream :(

I want my family and friends to know because I'm so tired of holding it in and keeping it a secret, but it just brings back memories of last time.  This week, I've kept saying "just because it happened last time, doesn't mean it will happen again." 
Also I believe I've been able to feel my growing ute rise above my pubic bone so it gives me confidence that everything is still on track.  Plus I still have tons of symptoms.  

Two more days till we hear our baby's heartbeat and I can't wait to hear that beautiful sound :D

Ashleigh (26) and Darren (26)
Married 8-10-13
TTC since February 2014
BFP #1 4-22-14  EDD 1-1-15
8w u/s 5-22-14 Baby measuring 6w1d. Heartbeat detected
Went to Dr. 5-30-14 due to bleeding. Prescribed progesterone
Went to ER 6-1-14 2:30 AM - diagnosed with incomplete m/c
6-6-14 natural m/c completed
10-24-14 BFP #2 EDD 7-6-15 **Please** be our Rainbow 

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  • Congrats on getting so far! Pgal is hard and I kept getting loss nightmares too. They finally passed after 1 st trimester! Good luck Friday! Merry Christmas!
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  • I totally know what you mean. Last time we announced at Christmas and my spotting had begun the day before. I keep reminding myself (and my husband does too) that this is a different pregnancy and hope or sharing good news won't bring bad things. Also your dreams are a product of your thinking so maybe tonight spend some time before you drift off visualizing yourself at various stages of a healthy pregnancy and with that baby in your arms. Hugs!

    Me (34); DH (35)

    BFP 11/25/13; Heard strong heartbeats for 3 weeks; Natural MC (1/15/14)

    BFP 11/11/14 EDD 07/21/15 hoping for our rainbow!

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  • That's a good idea @sfazar
    I've been pretty good this pregnancy with visualizing holding the baby once he/she is born, but when certain triggers pop up, my thinking goes right back to negative. 
    I'll give it a shot tonight and hopefully I'll dream of sweet baby cuddles :D

    Ashleigh (26) and Darren (26)
    Married 8-10-13
    TTC since February 2014
    BFP #1 4-22-14  EDD 1-1-15
    8w u/s 5-22-14 Baby measuring 6w1d. Heartbeat detected
    Went to Dr. 5-30-14 due to bleeding. Prescribed progesterone
    Went to ER 6-1-14 2:30 AM - diagnosed with incomplete m/c
    6-6-14 natural m/c completed
    10-24-14 BFP #2 EDD 7-6-15 **Please** be our Rainbow 

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  • Good luck on Friday!  We go Monday for our first appt at 9 weeks.  PgAL brain is rough.  I knew it would be, but the roller coaster ride is crazy.  I have to constantly repeat the mantras, especially the one you have been using this week.  Every now and then I worry this will end like it did last time.  After the appt, I will be repeating the miscarriage percentage after a heartbeat is detected. I love your idea about the Christmas Card and I hope the advice from @sfazar gives you pleasant dreams tonight.
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  • So many (((hugs))) good luck Friday & I'll keep everything crossed that it goes great & you guys get to announce. PGAL sucks. Plain and simple.
    Married the love of my life June 18, 2011 -- Me (28) DH (29)
    TTC #1 since June 2012
    BFP #1 6.29.12 EDD 3.12.13 MMC discovered 8.11.12 9w5d D&C 8.15.12
    BFP #2 11.2.12 EDD 7.14.13 MMC 6w5d discovered 8w6d 2 failed rounds miso D&C 12.27.12
    BFP #3 8.5.13 EDD 4.18.14 MMC 7w4d discovered 9.25.13 at 10w6d -Trisomy 13- 1 round miso & emergency D&C 10.2.13
    RPL Testing. DX Asherman's November 2013. Low AMH (0.44) January 2014. 
    Operative Hysteroscopy January 2014 to remove scar tissue.
    BFP#4 6.18.14 EDD 3.3.15 Team Pink
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  • I can totally relate. I was certain the moment I announced that something bad would happen. PGAL brain sucks! Congratulations and enjoy your moment.
  • Cute announcement idea! It's hard not to think about "last time" but try to think about the joy of this pregnancy!
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  • My t&ps are with you for a great sono tomorrow. I always feel so much better after having U/S.


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    T&P's for a great appointment today!

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    BFP #1 09/26/2013 EDD 06/04/2013 MMC 11/01/2013
    BFP #2 05/15/2014 EDD 01/24/2015

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  • *lurking* FX you have a fantastic appointment!
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    RE Consult 11/3/14 - AMH 2.25 "great" . FSH 7.10 . Low Vitamin D
    Myomectomy 12/17/14.  Benched until March.

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  • How did your announcement go? Your always in my thoughts and prayers! Stay positive and strong. Today your pregnant and I can imagine like all of us you are so overwhelmingly in love with your baby! Sending you Hugs!!
        BFP: 2/24/14 | EDD: 10/22/14 (triplets) 
    US (with RE) 3/24/2014 (two healthy HB), US (with OB) 3/31/2014 (three healthy heartbeats)
    US (with RE) 4/7/14 No Heartbeats :(  | D&C 4/8/14
    BFP#2: 10/22/14 | (beta  #1 75, beta # 2 219) | EDD 7/3/15 ~*Please be our RAINBOW*~
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  • Yay for a great appt! I fear jinxing things all the time and often tell myself to not live in fear. Hope the announcement went well!
    CreechMommy
  • Wonderful news, congrats!

    Me 34 DH 31, Together since 2003, Married August 20, 2011,  TTC since May 2013
    BFP #1 August 24, 2013! MMC discovered Oct. 3, 2013, D&C Oct. 4, 2013
    BFP #2 December 17, 2013! MMC discovered Jan. 28, 2014, D&C Jan. 30, 2014
    Testing done: male with complete Trisomy 16, not hereditary. Tested me for clotting disorders, all normal.
    Feb. 2014 all clear again to TTC!  Will start progesterone supplementation with the next BFP just in case.       Oct. 2014 more testing just because, thyroid and autoimmune panels = normal.  Diagnostic U/S = no abnormalities.  Will keep trying for 3-6 more months, doctor still optimistic!

    BFP #3 December 11, 2014!  Beta #1 14DPO = 122.4 Beta #2 17DPO = 296.8 Please stick little one and be our Rainbow!

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