how late is late?

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how late is late?

Postby wcarder » Tue Jul 06, 2004 10:36 am

ok, with my noodle being nearly five, it's been awhile since the pregnancy thing. my period has been MIA for three days... and is usually very prompt. we aren't ttc per se - although it's the topic of many discussions. we wanted to have a little critter asap after the wedding - we were just married in april, but our fear of PE has kept us from taking the leap and throwing out the pills. However, i have been very absent minded with them, and wonder if there's a chance - maybe its wishful thinking. maybe it's divine intervention, because DH and I are being such big weenies. anyway, i kind of have a glimmer of excitement, and it is a nice change, as the contemplation of GETTING pregnant is scary, but for some reason the contemplation of BEING pregnant is thrilling. even if this is a false alarm, i'm happy with the way that i feel about possibly being pregnant. to me, it's a signal that i AM ready to give it another go and try for baby number two. [:I]it's like a whole big revelation... so, anyway, i'm just suddenly very excited and wanted to share it with y'all. it's better to wonder aloud with you than dh or friends and family this early in the game, but i had to tell someone!
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Re : how late is late?

Postby arj » Tue Jul 06, 2004 10:45 am

I have a girlfriend who got pregnant by only missing the 1st pill in her pack and then doubling up on it the next day. She said that she always did that and never thought anything of it.... Well, it caught up to her!! Apparently that is why you have to be perfect with them. I have heard that this is pretty common with Ortho-Tricyclen.

I'm glad that you are at least excited about the possibility! Good luck with everything, and considering how many buns in the ovens there are amongst the gals here, it wouldn't surprise me if we are sending you "CONGRATULATIONS" very soon.

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Re : how late is late?

Postby julie f » Tue Jul 06, 2004 11:04 am

My period always came on the 29th day at about 3 am... I always woke up with horrible cramps... So, on the 29th day, when I woke up at 8am without cramps, that was "late" for me!

Test, test, don't keep us in suspense!

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Zachary James, 7/22/03-7/27/03, born at 26wks - severe pe

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Re : how late is late?

Postby norlisa k » Tue Jul 06, 2004 11:05 am

Dear Wendy - Glad that you're excited about the prospect of being pregnant. I echo what Allison said: good luck with everything, and I hope that we're going to be wishing you a congrats soon with a "+" test... [:)]


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Re : how late is late?

Postby for faith » Tue Jul 06, 2004 01:32 pm

Good luck with everything, it is scary when you think about PE, but glad to hear you are excited. Test, we want to know!!! Best of luck to you either way.

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Angel baby - 1/20/03 (11 wks)
Faith Kristine - 1/5/04-1/30/04 (30 weeks due to severe PE, passed due to NEC & Sepsis(preemie complications))

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Re : how late is late?

Postby 5thtymachrm » Tue Jul 06, 2004 04:43 pm

How exciting...did you test yet? good luck :o)


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Re : how late is late?

Postby maxs mom » Tue Jul 06, 2004 05:33 pm

I would say that since you are on the pill and your AF didn't come as expected, you are possibly quite PG. Go buy a PG test (I like EPT over first Response) and try it first thing when you wake in the AM. Don't be surprised if there is a + sign.

Also, I'll be sending good kharma your way for an uneventful PG this time around.

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Re : how late is late?

Postby ann marie » Tue Jul 06, 2004 05:36 pm

Sooooooooooooooo...any news???

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Re : how late is late?

Postby wcarder » Wed Jul 07, 2004 05:43 am

ok, i am a big weenie - no, i didn't test. but still no news from the menstral cycle, either...if nothing happens today, i will test in the morning. thanks, everyone, for the well wishes. i'll keep you posted.
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Re : how late is late?

Postby lany » Wed Jul 07, 2004 06:23 am

WOW! I would like to add on to what everyone else has said---TEST! [:p]

Please let us know how things turn out. Take care! [:)]

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