Sunday, June 27, 2010

10 weeks, last PIO and dreams

10 weeks today! I feel quite well, still tired though and getting very emotional at anything I watch on the telly.
The major thing is that tonight we are going to do the last PIO injection!! I actually don't mind them too much, we have developed a technique that works well for me, but still...it's a major achievement. We never made it to the end of any meds after a positive pregnancy test and this is BIG. Two more weeks and I'll stop all the meds and I'll only be taking normal prenatal vitamins.

In the new spirit of enjoying this pregnancy to the fullest, yesterday I went to buy some clothes. Nothing special and certainly not "look I'm pregnant!" type of clothes, but a few items just a bit more comfortable. In all truth my jeans don't close anymore and I can't find here those elastic bands that would stretch my current clothes a bit further.
Have I jinxed myself? I hope not and I hope Elvis is growing nicely in my belly. I have to stay positive or I'm ruining these time and I know I will regret it, no matter what.

And then this morning after getting up for my second visit to the loo, I fell back asleep and I had the worse nightmare. I had miscarried and the details were so realistic it was shocking. Not everything matched, like I was having twins and still thinking the other one could be ok. Plus it was a mix of settings, between Italy and Ireland. Anyway, I never had any dreams for this pregnancy (remember those that would give me an indication on whether I was pregnant or not?) and I dreamt I was spotting at some point but it didn't happen. When it happened at 8 weeks I had no warning feelings/dreams. So I'm hoping this is just one of those common fears.
Also, you wouldn't believe this, but I never watched Grey's Anatomy and just started a major marathon from the first series and I totally love it! So yesterday, the last episode I watched before going to bed was the one where the quins were born and one dies. Maybe that played a bit of a role...

28 comments:

  1. Pregnancy dreams... Freaky... I had one about m/c with Bobby and Maya and it was so real that I would avoid bathrooms with the set up I had in the dream because it was too upsetting!

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  2. Congtas on the 10 week mark. The Greys Anatomy episodes must of absolutely caused the bad dreas. I hate the ones that seem so real - uhhhg. Excited for you to be going off the meds soon...what a milestone!!!! xoxoxoxox

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  3. Congratulations on hitting the 10 week mark! Before you know it, you'll be finding out whether its a boy or a girl!

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  4. Congratulations! A lot of milestones for you. Sorry about the nightmare. Those are awful.

    Thinking of you!

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  5. Congratulations on the 10 week mark! That's fantastic! :) And sorry about the bad dream. I've never been pregnant, and yet still, I dream about miscarriages sometimes! It's awful! I also dream that I have a baby, but then it isn't real -- like, it's made out of paper or sticks or something. IF does crazy things to our brains!

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  6. Congrats on 10wks! Double Digits:) Glad things are going great for you

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  7. Fran, wonderful that you're at 10 weeks! And it must be really nice to stop the PIO shots. I've only been doing Prometrium suppositories, but I get to stop this Friday if all goes well with my appointment on Wednesday. So glad to hear everything continues to go so well!

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  8. YAY for 10 weeks and last PIO!! I didn't mind my shots either but man it was nice when they were done.

    I had some terrible nightmares in the 1st tri as well, hormones will do a number on your dreams.

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  9. Yay for 10 weeks!

    And don't worry about not having sent me anything as yet! You have been one busy women... and that is for a good reason! :)

    I had such a dream at around 20 weeks and I woke up from it... was one of the worst nightmares!

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  10. Ten weeks - a quarter of the way there! Are you following one of those websites too that tells you how the baby is developing each week? I really enjoyed doing that - I used baby2see.com.

    It's awesome when all the meds stop (except the vits). Nice to be done with the shots!

    I guess those kinds of dreams are pretty common. Scary though. I used to dream that I'd had the baby, but had forgotten to feed him for a month, and I'd go looking for him, hoping he was still alive. Strange what our minds can conjure up.

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  11. You are totally supersticious like me. I am always afraid to think or say things for fear they will come true.

    The great thing about dreams is that just because they make manifestations it doesn't mean it can or will come true in any fashion. They are typically where your subconcious allows thoughts your concious brain represses to come to the surface. Your brain knows you won't allow it to think about those things during waking hours, but it feels they need to be addressed, so it does so while we sleep.

    Elvis IS doing great, and he will continue to do so for another 30 weeks. :)

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  12. Congrats on 10 weeks and for stopping the PIO shots! Good on you for getting out there and starting to buy more comfortable clothes..shame you can't find the belly bands in Ireland. If they have Mamas & Papas or Mothercare you will be able to find them there. I used mine for the first 16 or so weeks then I just switched to regular maternity trousers. About the dreams... as scarya as they are they are normal. I find that if I watch Grey's (which rocks!!!) or Dexter I would dream of operations or murders and the dreams are so vivid too! I would not worry too much about it!

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  13. Congratulations on 10 weeks! I hate bad dreams - definitely stay away from weird triggers - that's what I think the Grey's Anatomy was...

    And yay for quitting PIO shots!

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  14. Congratulations on 10 weeks! That's wonderful! So sorry about the terrible dream. Hoping you don't have any more of those. ((HUGS))

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  15. It was the show for sure. This is so exciting Fran, you and Elvis are your way to a healthy happy nine months, I know it! xoxoxo

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  16. Congrats on no more PIO. Do share your technique - I do fine the first few days and then it gets very dreary. I have been icing 20 minutes before, and then heat afterward. Any tips?

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  17. Congratulations on your pregnancy!!

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  18. I think it MUST have been Grey's Anatomy that did it. Strange how the brain picks up the detritus of everyday life, recycles it, and then throws it into your dreams. I wish there were a button we could press to turn it off.

    But, your last PIO!!! That IS an achievement, and just two weeks on the rest. You are exactly right: you would one day regret being overly anxious, worrying that you are jinxing things, etc.. Things are going beautifully, Fran. I know it's not as easy as saying "Just relax and enjoy." But you are on exactly the right track and so I think that you should do exactly all the things that the never-bitten and never-burnt do. You owe it to yourself (not to mention Elvis!):)

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  19. Congratulations on your pregnancy!! Wishing you a very happy and healthy pregnancy.

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  20. Yay for 10 weeks! Love me some Greys! I hope you will be filled with happy dreams!

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  21. Congrats on making it to 10 weeks! That sounds like one heck of a pregnancy dream you had. They can be really scary. I'm a huge Grey's fan as well.

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  22. Yay for 10 weeks!!! And good for you for buying some more comfy clothing...they will make a huge difference. About jinxing yourself...I went through my entire pregnancy worried that if I did something/said something that was in any way positive about the pregnancy and it's outcome that I would jinx it. Guess what? No jinxes! Try to enjoy, but trust me I know how hard it is.

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  23. congrats on reaching the 10 wk mark. nightmares are no fun. I always dream when the house is too hot, maybe that was the problem.

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  24. Oh, I'll bet that your hips will thank you for stopping those PIO shots!! So happy to hear you are hitting another milestone!

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  25. Wow fran 10 weeks!!! what a milestone. And I absolutely loved it when you said that you have to stay positive or else you will ruin this time. You are right, its so hard to stay positive but you deserve to have some peace and to enjoy the little miracle Elvis that is growing inside you. Small steps and one day at a time, but you are going to get there this time. And congrats on your last PIO shot!! You are heading into normal pregnancy territory at a speedy pace!!! xx

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  26. 10 weeks...Woo-hoo!

    Yay for being done with PIO shots, too! I was so happy for those to be over with.

    Dreams are funny things. I had an awful dream around the same time, between 10 and 12 weeks, that I lost the babies...freaked me out!

    I'm so happy that you've hit another milestone.

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