Yesssss! I am showing now, but I also had a miscarriage with my last pregnancy. It was much earlier than I am at now, but that doesn’t seem to matter for my anxiety. I am constantly concerned that by the next appointment, they’ll tell me he stopped growing or they can’t find a heartbeat anymore, and my pregnancy ended undetected. Every once in a while, I can feel him move, but it’s only every couple of days, if that, because he’s so small right now. So in between those days, I’m tapping my belly and gently bouncing it and saying, “hey buddy, you alive in there?”
What helps me is that sometimes I will lay on my side after eating and I can feel my babies heartbeat beating really fast. It’s a huge relief… you should try!
The same. I ended up buying an at-home Doppler and scared myself to death when I didn’t hear anything for the first 10min. It was a risky bet, I don’t know how I would be if I couldn’t hear anything. But once I know how to find the heartbeat i think that Doppler is going to ease my worries a lot
Feeling the exact same way!! So ready to feel baby move…. This in between time where symptoms have basically disappeared is weird and uncomfortable!
PAL is really hard, it’s normal what you’re feeling and how you’re not feeling. It takes time to connect with baby and even more with our bodies, trusting that they will keep our babies alive and deliver them safely is a constant battle. I’m going to therapy weekly and somehow it helps me, got a Doppler and today finally hear baby for a good period. I had an NT on Friday and even tho everything is good I still feel like something could go wrong at any moment and that anxiousness is what doesn’t let me feel the joy of this pregnancy. I mean it comes on waves, just like my grief so I just take it a minute at a time, get busy with things I like and do my best to keep baby and myself healthy and safe. 🤷🏻♀️