Congratulations kate!!! 🎉✨
So so happy for you and only the 1 just like you were hoping!!! That's awesome and less worry for you. My god that one must be incredibly strong with the hcg numbers you are pulling!!! Yay!!!!
AFM - I had a complete breakdown yesterday after another 2-3 hrs sleep night as I was too paranoid to take any sleep aids and had stupidly played dr google and read all these horror stories. Really got myself in a state, thought I was miscarrying as I was cramping terribly too and saw a few little spots of brown stuff (like grains of sand so small, but I lost it!). Ended up seeing my old psychiatrist for an emergency appt, thank god as he calmed me down and went through all the latest literature on my options for what is safest during pregnancy. He said my lack of sleep & anxiety has the potential to do far more harm than any of the medications. He has me on a schedule of sleeping aids and over the counter antihistamine alternate nights until I get into a rhythm again and then hopefully as I wean down off the steroids (which will start between 12-16 weeks) I won't have such issues. I usually sleep well so here's hoping. Plus any of the sleep aids have only been shown to cause issues for baby near end of pregnancy, so by then I should be fine as I will be completely off the steroids. I think I needed that breakdown as I was not coping at all. Have made a plan and will not be playing dr google anymore! Well rested after last night.
Also felt very sick this morn which reassured me I was still pregnant lol...no bleeding or anything, but was worried as I was so stressed yesterday.
Terrified and excited for scan on Friday!
Will be 6w4d so really praying we see everything, can't help but feel very scared after my sleep and anxiety issues lately, but I guess that is natural, I keep telling myself that women give birth all over the world in much more stressful circumstances like war etc and others take far worse drugs etc before they even know they are pregnant
Thanks for your support xx