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  1. Hello all, I've not been here in a while (got married May 2009 in Playa del Carmen) but today I came upon a facebook post about a lost wedding ring on the s Riviera Maya... it's from Octobber and not sure the ring has found its owner so I thought I would just repost here. Ok, so while scuba diving around Playa Reef, Playa Del Carmen last week, I happened to find this ring... I'm quite certain it is a wedding band, because engraved inside is "JESSICA 16 02 13 TYYJCEM". Unfortunately there is no way for me to know whether it was lost, or intentionally thrown into the ocean... Assuming it was not the latter, I'd like to find the owner so I can send it to them. If you know a couple who was married on February 16th, 2013, who lost a wedding band (likely while diving) near Playa Del Carmen Mexico, please have them contact me at [email protected]. If not, please take a second to share this. Let's make some social media magic happen! -Daniel #thelostweddingband https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=365902026897566&set=a.126954207459017.26785.100004333146847&type=1 If you recognize your band or know who that could be...
  2. Well if that can bring good luck to all you ladies... after my miscarriage in Mar 2010 I went to see a specialist and started all kinds of tests. I did not go through all of them though as I ended up pregnant again in July 2010. My first trimester was difficult and complicated - with no right to travel, gym, intercourse, nothing... also had some kind of scary news at the 2nd trimester ultrasound (the anatomy one), but in the end my baby stayed in and - although delivery was a bit difficult - I had a beautiful, healthy baby girl on April 29 . I'm 38 so you see, hang on in there !! It can happen !! I spent a lot of time on babycenter, it helped me a lot through my pregnancy - specially when I hit the hard parts of it, lots of info and reassuring advise. If you saw what docs can tell you sometimes - like this poor woman who was told to come in for a D&C, refused and ended up having a live baby !! I hope things will get better for y'all !!
  3. Hey Mrs j, there is no such thing as vitamin overload, except in thec ase of vitamin A. The body will naturally get rid of the excess of vitamins you absorbed. As regards prenatal, if youhave a hard time with vitamins, I suggest going for one that is only one a day. I also strongly suggets one that is "food-based" because absorption by your system will be better, which means technicallly a food-based vitamin does not have to contain as much vitamins as a non-food based one because your body will get more out of it. A good "once a day" one is Rainbow light "once a day" (be careful they also have prenatal that are 3 a day). It is food-based, and because it's once a day it ends up not too expesnive (I recently refilled, got a 150 or 180 caps for 30 dollars that will take me throughout the whole remaining 5 months of my pregnancy).
  4. This couple went to Maldives to renew their vows and the officiant just insulted them all along in a language they could not understand ! http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1324275/Western-couple-mocked-infidel-wedding-minister-luxury-Maldive-resort.html
  5. Hello, I hope everybody is doing well and that their projects are moving forward !  I wanted to share some good news as this week marks an important milestone for me as I reach 13 weeks on Thursday. Yes it's the end of my first trimester and now the risks of miscarriage are in majority behind me !! So happy Today I went for my first trimester screening and the baby was moving so much it was hard to measure the nuchal translucency ! We saw all his hands and feet and fingers it was awesome  Next big step is the results of the screening... and maybe the amniocentesis... and then opening the baby registry lol !  Good luck to all !
  6. Usually first urine of the day means that you have ot have not peed in like 5 hours in order to allow for the hormones to concentrate in your urine. So if at 4am you did not pee since 11pm it's good. If you get up at 3am try to wait until 8am... Â
  7. Thank you for asking seaprincess ! Well actually, you're right on time : today was a big day for me as I'm just our from my doctor's appointment and saw my baby's heartbeat for the first time !!! I'm 7.5 weeks so he's no bigger than a peanut but the peanut is alive  I did two blood works and one ultrasound during my vacation - to confirm everything was on track and that the pregnancy was in utero. Just back yesterday and first thing today was doctor's appointment. HCG levels keep rising steadily (I was at 89,000 today) and should cap now. My progesterone levels are low though, actually going up and down and up and down, so I'm on twice a day progesterone suppositories (and I'm going to add a little bit of my progesterone cream to this, knowing this !). My belly stopped hurting as bad as it did in the first weeks, whcih is good, and still no morning sickness ! Yeah me !  Now I'm going to try to relax (well, until the nuchal translucency ultrasound, that is !).  DH heard from the doctors' mouth that we are still on a no-intercourse regime, but he was so excited to see his baby's heartbeat that this should help him through the rest of the first trimester  Keeping my fingers crossed !!
  8. Now it just went from hilarious to whack and cheesy !!!!
  9. So - update ! Level 160 this morning, so it's looking good ! Going back Thursday morning. Dr said I could fly but it was a risk I was taking. Hellz yeah I'm taking it, I still believe 2 weeks vacation is better than 2 weeks stressing at work, even with the flight ! He says if I'm starting to bleed over there, I need to take care of it over there. Hey, France is not an under-developped country I also offered to do the blood work in France and fax the results over (in France we get a copy of all labs we do - one copy for the doc, one copy for you). So, it's easy !! We'll see what he says on Thursday. Happy today !! (even if no intercourse or work-out green light yet... at least I get part of my life back )
  10. So - update. My hcg came back at 28 which is low - but in the range. I cancelled my business trip to Brazil (my boss was GREAT !), am getting started today on progesterone suppositories and will be back in Dr's office first thing Monday morning for Ultra sound and more blood work - and from there we can confirm if this is a healthy pregnancy, or a doomed one. From what I understand, there are many reasons why HCG could be low - one of them being that date of conception could be later than we think. But if HCG increases properly, it means it's fine. So final diagnostic Monday. I cannot hellp but feel confident because the home test came back negative on Wednesday, but positive on Thursday (ie huge increase from Wed to Thu) and today I started to feel slightly nauseous - which is usually linked to high rise in your hormones and that I did not experiment in the last pregnancy. I have not yet cancelled my trip back home !! seaprincess - you're absolutely right about the nurse !! I stopped listening to her this morning : when I called, she said doctor did not review results yet, and she told me, your level is 28, it's low, it could be chemical. WTF ????? Of course first thing I did was google it and no - it's in the range ! WHO ARE YOU to tell things like this to patients ?!?!?
  11. I actually have another Dr already - because this guy is not a delivery Dr, just a fertility one. You know, thinking about it, I just talked to the nurse, so maybe she gave me the stuff that is standard for all the patients he has - in majority ladies that REALLY have fertility issues - you know, IVF and IUI and multiple miscarriages... I went there to check I was OK - because I'm older and don't have that much time to lose trying and trying with no success. I did not hear anything to the contrary so far so... I cross my fingers that this morning I still don't hear anything to the contrary and that I can go on as usual
  12. For now, I'm waiting for the results of my blood work, tomorrow at 10am. After the exhilarating feeling of this morning I feel very down right now, because the nurse told me I could not work out, not even yoga, not have intercourse before week 13, and above all not travel, when I have my annual trip to return to France and see my parents and friends planned for next week. I've been depressed all afternoon. I know the baby is a good news but should I really be almost on bed rest ? I mean, if this is a bad apple, it will fall... even if I do nothing. I really need this trip, this is my only opportunity to see my Mom and Dad. I know it's a long trip but I have comfortable seats (Premium Coach, between coash and business - lots of leg room and a seat that actually does allow to sleep). Nurse said it was because of take off and landing. I don't understand why . I read tons of stuff about travelling in first trimester (and actually, I'm only in week 5 !) and they all say it's fine ! that there's not even an appearance of it being linked to miscarriages, except for stewardesses that worked more than 74 hours in a month in a plane (and they work, like, they don't sit and watch a movie). I mean, I should probably cancel my business trip to Brazil planned to Sunday to Wednesday, but my much needed vacation ? I have a very stressful job ; I've been in the office until 10pm every day since 2 weeks due to crisis-kind of period (I start at 8am). Last week I had to go to Mexico and nest I'm supposed to go to Brazil. I am living in a foreign country with almost no friends. My family is thousands of miles away and I only see them once a year. I was really, really, really looking forward to this. I don't know what's better : the stress of not going (and staying at work because of course I would try to go later, in second trimester), or the take-off and landing ? Nurse said that the Dr I'm seeing (who is really good) is very strict with her patients because he wants to put all chances on their side. He also wants to see them every week for ultra sound and hormone check. And that if I was not available maybe I should "consider not seeing him". God. I feel awful. I don't want to resent this yet to be born child but right now I kind of do and now if I miscarry, I will feel awfully guilty !!! I hope blood works tomorrow show everything is fine and maybe I can get a clearance. I mean, pregnant women have a life, right ??? I don't even know if I'm an at risk pregnancy. Yes, I'm 37 and yes, I had a miscarriage before, but I did get pregnant twice since we started (in Oct 09, less than 9 months ago) and 20% of all pregnancies do end in miscarriages just because of chromosomal defects... so who said I'm not just perfectly OK ? Actually - the extensive blood work done 2 weeks ago show nothing wrong. I read this on a frequent traveller forum : You can't shake a green apple from a tree and you can't easily damage a healthy fetus. Live your life. If you have always ridden horses, run or flown, keep doing it. You don't lose babies because of anything you do, you only lose them because they arent growing right. That is nature's way of making as sure as possible that moms have strong, healthy babies. This is so much the advise I want to follow right now !! OK, that was a long rant, sorry. Maybe it's the hormones and I will feel better tomorrow...
  13. It's a bit early for congrats - remember last time I miscarried at 6 weeks... so, hold your congrats I don't want to jinx it
  14. Well, temperature did not go down this month so took a test and it's positive... I'm making an appointment with the doctor asap... they should take me in today or tomorrow ! Definitely, I don't know what it is to "feel" pregnant because I surely did not feel anything different this month Good we have those little pee sticks lol. I keep you posted !
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