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#1 MandeePandee

Posted 20 February 2013 - 04:39 PM

Hi ladies,Thought I might drop a line in and introduce myself .. So I'm Amanda and my husband's name is Nate. We were married in feb 2012 and fell pregnant in August with our first child together,( I have a daughter from a previous relationship). Pregnancy went reasonably well apart from having a bad virus/ fever at 8 - 10 weeks. However our joy came to a crashing halt when at the 20week scan they had problems seeing the heart and we referred urgently to the maternal cardiac specialist at the mater. We then food out that our baby boy had a heart that hasn't formed correctly a mix of hypo left heart and a few other things. We made the heart breaking desicion then to terminate the pregnancy . Baby Cooper was then born 3 days later on the 29th November . On the 31st of jan we got the results that everything was normal which I guess is a good thing but makes me a little angry cause clearly if everything was normal he would of been able to live. So now we are trying for our Rainbow baby .. I know it's pretty soon but I feel more than ready , we both just want a little baby so badly. I actually had a lovely lady tell me "not to worry as my baby's spirit is near me and will come back to us soon" so that's made me feel that our baby's spirit is just waiting for a body for which it can come into our lives .. Sorry if that sounds a little out there .. While I now can't wait to be pregnant again, I'm also terrified that we will be that "unlucky couple" once again . I'm looking forward to getting to know you ladies and sharing stories and not feeling quite alone on this scary path.

#2 MandeePandee

Posted 20 February 2013 - 04:42 PM

I also forgot to say is someone able to point me on the direction of what some of the abbreviations mean .. I'm a little lost with AF and CD ..

#3 Feral timtam

Posted 20 February 2013 - 04:50 PM

I'm not a regular in the TTC section, I'm a recent topics drifter.
However this will help with the abbreviations and acronyms http://www.essentialbaby.com.au/forums/ind...howtopic=838840

#4 MandeePandee

Posted 20 February 2013 - 04:54 PM

Thanks Tamjk biggrin.gif that helps a lot

#5 pixii

Posted 20 February 2013 - 05:39 PM

Hi Mandee, I am so sorry for your loss and want to wish you all the very best of luck in getting your rainbow baby.  Are you using Ovulation predictor kits (OPK)?  Temping or any other method to increase your chances of getting pregnant sooner rather than later?  I would highly recommend and using fertility friend to chart your temperature which helps to keep track of when you ovulate

I wish you the best

#6 MandeePandee

Posted 23 February 2013 - 02:47 PM

I have thought about using a ovulation kit . Last time I was measuring my temp and it never seemed to really spike .. ATM we have been having sex pretty much every night minus two nights so here's hoping

#7 C.Lever

Posted 30 March 2013 - 02:10 PM

Hi Mandee

Let me start by saying I'm so sorry for your loss!!
I to lost my little girl at 19wand 4 days due to
Pre premature rupture of membranes on Feb 1st 2013

Our Baby girl Asher Anita was perfect!!

I am still awaiting results to why this happened
If we can get any!

We have a son who is 12 months!

I am waiting to get the all clear to start trying again!
We are ready it took us 2.5 years to get my son
So when we fell pregnant 5 months post my sons birth it was a very
Welcomed blessing!

I look forward to sharing this journey with you!
Are you in another forum? I don't know where to go for TTC #2 after a loss???


#8 MandeePandee

Posted 20 April 2013 - 02:29 PM

Had a fair bit on lately and then realised the other day that I was a little late. ( 4 days) I completely doubted that I would be pregnant as when I thought I was due to ovulate came up negative on a ovulation test. However did a test yesterday and what do you know. BFP!

I am a little excited but I think im terrified at the same time, I have a my parents and  such and they just say I have to be positive, but it's so hard when you've been though that kinda pain.

Anyways I just thought I'd pop in and share my big news with you all.


#9 pixii

Posted 20 April 2013 - 07:46 PM

excellent news congratulations original.gif

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