• Not for the squeamish

    A few weeks ago, I discovered something:

    Yes, that’s an used pee stick.
    Yes, I felt the need to take a picture of it AND post it.
    Yes, I have an unhealthy obsession with peeing on sticks.
    Yes, it’s positive.
    Yes, it’s correct. I’m pregnant.

    While MJ and I have been extremely excited about making LJ a big brother, we also have been going through some scary things so we have been hesitant to say the words “we’re having another baby”.

    The past couple of weeks have found me going to the doctor, calling the doctor, having blood drawn, praying, and crying repeatedly. I have been bleeding with some mild cramping. Not the normal implantation spotting, bright reddish pink blood which can mean upcoming trouble. As a result, we have been worried about saying anything but I can’t anymore. I have to tell someone what we’ve been going through and hope for the best. It’s still very early so anything can happen but I wanted to put it out there. We’re having a baby! YAY!

    We’ll be having a baby…in Australia. That’s going to be interesting. I’m fussy enough as it is, imagine me pregnant in terrorities that I’m not familiar with. Poor Australians. They have no idea.

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    5 thoughts on “Not for the squeamish

    • aus2007 says:

      How exciting! Congratulations! I know so many women who bled at first (and one who bled most of the way through), and the pregnancies were fine. I hope that will be the case with you! Can you have your blood tested, to see that the hormones are in the range they’re supposed to be? We had some minor fertility issues, and in the beginning of both pgs, they did blood tests to be sure my hormones (can’t remember which ones) were doubling as they should.

      Anyway, best of luck to you!

    • Y says:

      Thank you! It’s a bit weird being pregnant and thinking about having a baby in another country so far from home. But it should be interesting at least learning all the things I learned for my first pregnancy but in Australia. If that means any sense.

      Yes I have been checking my hcg levels. For the first lot of them I was told they were rising and just recently I had a couple more done and I’m just waiting on those results. I hope all goes well and I hear the results soon.

    • Tors says:

      Congratulations! I had both my babies here… any questions about the system, just ask. 🙂
      (fingers crossed for you!)

    • Y says:

      Thanks Tors! Do you have private health insurance (or did you when you were pregnant and gave birth)? Trying to figure out what’s the difference with the level of treatment you get if you just have Medicare?

    • Tors says:

      I had private insurance, but I decided to go through the public system anyway because (at least in my area) the level of treatment is more or less the same. You will get quality care no matter which way you go. The only difference with having private insurance is CHOICE. You can choose to have your own doctor in the delivery room (versus whoever is on staff at the hospital), you can choose to have a private room, you can choose to give birth in a private hospital instead of a public one. Private hospitals are usually very posh. 🙂 If that sort of thing is important to you, then definitely go private. But for me, I went public and had a good experience.

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