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March 2011 - rolling on into the second trimester

(994 Posts)
Muser Mon 16-Aug-10 14:07:19

We filled the first thread, time for a new one. Anyone and everyone due in March 2011 are welcome.

Muser Mon 16-Aug-10 14:07:54

Latest list:

25/02 Spilttheteagain pg#1 16 week check 15/09
27/02 Muser pg#1 20 wk scan 11 Oct
01/03 BunderTheBonnet pg#2 (DD3) Kent. Scan 20/8
01/03 Snapdragon3 pg#9 (MMC, DD 3, DS 2, 5 MC) anomaly scan 21/10 GTT 29/11
02/03 Mendipgirl pg#2 (DD1) Scan 18th Aug
02/03 AfterIVF pg#1
03/03 Madasajarofwasps pg#3 (DD1 5 DD2 3) Worcester.
03/03 Celia76 pg#3 (DS1 5 & DS2 almost 3)
05/03 Hattie05 pg5 (DD1 7, DD2 3, no. 3 mc, DD3 7mths)
04/03 Bluebeach pg#1 dating scan 20/08
04/03 Jeffily pg#3,(DD1 angel baby, DD2 15months)
04/03 Sam2Oscar DC2
04/03 Carriebadshaw pg#2
06/03 Clucky31 pg#1 12wk scan 25/08/10
07/03 Superpenguin pg#1
07/03 Mixedmama pg#3 (DS1 4.5 and DS2 2.5) London. Scan 23/8
07/03 Flower11 pg#1
07/03 Bevyboo pg#2 (DD3, booking 16/8
08/03 Oceanbreeze pg#1 Booking in 4/8. Scan 29/8
09/03 Penguindreams #1 & 2!
09/03 Pushmepullyou pg#4 3MC, DD20 mo
10/03 EvianBaby pg#2 (DS1 Oct 08)
10/03 Coraltoes pg#1 booking in 11/8/10.
10/03 Sevenbubbles pg#2 (DD1 23.5 months) booking in 02/08/10
10/03 Mama2LeahandAisha pg#3 (DD2, DD1)
11/03 Rayeraye pg#4 (DD aged 3, two angels)
11/03 am988 pg#1
13/03 Polkadottytotty pg#3 (DS1 5.5 and DS2 3.5). Scan 30/08
14/03 Shitforbrains pg#3 (DS1 3 DS2 1)
16/03 Gemmasetters pg#2 (DD 2.5)
17/03 KateandEmsMum pg#5 (DD 3, DD 10 Months)
17/03 MrsMullen pg#1
18/03 EvaLongoria pg#2
18/03 Campervanfan pg#2 (DD 20 months)
20/03 Kagey pg#2 (DD Sept 08)
22/03 NoSleepTonight pg#3 (DS1 5.8, DS2 15months)
22/03 Purplefan pg#2 (DD 4.5)
24/03 Snotdroolanddirtybums pg#4 (5, 3 and 2)
24/03 Me23 pg#2(DD 5)booking 27/8 scan 6/9
25/03 PipPipPip pg#1
26/03 FuzzyWuzzwuzz pg#1
29/03 Emma31177 pg#7 (Ds 14, DD 17 months)
??? SuperSoph73 pg#3 (DS7, DS2)
??? Rain1014 pg#3 (DD8, DD6)
??? Applemuncher pg#1

Muser Mon 16-Aug-10 14:12:02

Are welcome? Is welcome? Oh never mind.

Anyway, had my 12 week scan today and everything looks good. Baby really didn't want to cooperate though so it took an hour to get the thing finished!

First my bladder was too full. Went to the loo, came back and baby was now standing up so couldn't be measured. Sonographer poked my belly a lot to try and get the little rascal to move, no dice. So I got sent off for a walk while they scanned the next person.

Came back, baby in slightly better position so got the measurements done. EDD has stayed exactly the same. Baby still not in right position for nuchal though. More poking. I jump up and down a bit. Baby not having it. In the end the sonographer did an internal instead and managed to get all the measurements she needed. Says the nuchal looks good but I won't get my results until the blood tests come back in about 7 days.

sevenbubbles Mon 16-Aug-10 14:17:08

thanks for starting the new board muser. I have had my scan but have to go back in three weeks to check that the gut is developing properly. They assured me taht what they saw is fairly normal and should be fine but a bit nerve wracking all the same. was fantastic to see the little blob waving its tiny little arm at me though!!

xx

mendipgirl Mon 16-Aug-10 14:23:16

Well done Muser, on the new thread and the scan. My DD was a lazy little blighter in her scan as well and we had to go for a walk to wake her up. It's a pain having to wait for the results isn't it, but at least you have seen the little one.

sevenbubbles, I have had a few friends who have had to go back and they have all ended up fine, so fingers crossed for you. x

Purplefan Mon 16-Aug-10 16:23:29

Well done on the new thread Muser. Must be very exciting to have had your scan, even if little bean was playing up a bit grin
I am still watching the post like a hawk waiting for my dating scan to come through... time seems to be dragging.
On the plus side..I cooked tea last night and for the first time in ages actually enjoyed the food I had cooked. I have a night off cooking tonight as DH is making one of his lovely homemade curries (just hope I fancy eating it) hmm
Hope everyone is feeling ok.

me23 Mon 16-Aug-10 18:39:20

wow a new thread already, we are a talkative lot aren't we smile Glad to hear more people have had their scans and they've gone well, good luck for your next scan sevenbubbles

I've been worrying the last few weeks if it's not about the pregnancy then I'm worrying how I will cope with the sleepless nights when baby comes on top of finishing the final year of my training.

symptom wise I had a week of feeling quite sick but the last few days I've felt ok still exhausted all the time and weeing a lot at night.

have my booking in 11 days and scan 3 weeks is going so slowly! wish I hadn't found out so soon as it's really dragging.
As people are saying where there from I'm in london-wandsworth.

niamh29 Mon 16-Aug-10 20:42:10

Don't forget me in your list
24/3 Niamh29 (DD1 4yrs, DD2 11months)
thanks!

niamh29 Mon 16-Aug-10 20:46:03

Found out today my scan is on 09th Sept! That's 2 days after I turn 12 weeks, can't wait for it!
I'm from Ireland (republic not north)

25/02 Spilttheteagain pg#1 16 week check 15/09
27/02 Muser pg#1 20 wk scan 11 Oct
01/03 BunderTheBonnet pg#2 (DD3) Kent. Scan 20/8
01/03 Snapdragon3 pg#9 (MMC, DD 3, DS 2, 5 MC) anomaly scan 21/10 GTT 29/11
02/03 Mendipgirl pg#2 (DD1) Scan 18th Aug
02/03 AfterIVF pg#1
03/03 Madasajarofwasps pg#3 (DD1 5 DD2 3) Worcester.
03/03 Celia76 pg#3 (DS1 5 & DS2 almost 3)
05/03 Hattie05 pg5 (DD1 7, DD2 3, no. 3 mc, DD3 7mths)
04/03 Bluebeach pg#1 dating scan 20/08
04/03 Jeffily pg#3,(DD1 angel baby, DD2 15months)
04/03 Sam2Oscar DC2
04/03 Carriebadshaw pg#2
06/03 Clucky31 pg#1 12wk scan 25/08/10
07/03 Superpenguin pg#1
07/03 Mixedmama pg#3 (DS1 4.5 and DS2 2.5) London. Scan 23/8
07/03 Flower11 pg#1
07/03 Bevyboo pg#2 (DD3, booking 16/8
08/03 Oceanbreeze pg#1 Booking in 4/8. Scan 29/8
09/03 Penguindreams #1 & 2!
09/03 Pushmepullyou pg#4 3MC, DD20 mo
10/03 EvianBaby pg#2 (DS1 Oct 08)
10/03 Coraltoes pg#1 booking in 11/8/10.
10/03 Sevenbubbles pg#2 (DD1 23.5 months) booking in 02/08/10
10/03 Mama2LeahandAisha pg#3 (DD2, DD1)
11/03 Rayeraye pg#4 (DD aged 3, two angels)
11/03 am988 pg#1
13/03 Polkadottytotty pg#3 (DS1 5.5 and DS2 3.5). Scan 30/08
14/03 Shitforbrains pg#3 (DS1 3 DS2 1)
16/03 Gemmasetters pg#2 (DD 2.5)
17/03 KateandEmsMum pg#5 (DD 3, DD 10 Months)
17/03 MrsMullen pg#1
18/03 EvaLongoria pg#2
18/03 Campervanfan pg#2 (DD 20 months)
20/03 Kagey pg#2 (DD Sept 08)
22/03 NoSleepTonight pg#3 (DS1 5.8, DS2 15months)
22/03 Purplefan pg#2 (DD 4.5)
24/03 Snotdroolanddirtybums pg#4 (5, 3 and 2)
24/03 Me23 pg#2(DD 5)booking 27/8 scan 6/9
24/03 Niamh29 (DD1 4yrs, DD2 11months)
25/03 PipPipPip pg#1
26/03 FuzzyWuzzwuzz pg#1
29/03 Emma31177 pg#7 (Ds 14, DD 17 months)
??? SuperSoph73 pg#3 (DS7, DS2)
??? Rain1014 pg#3 (DD8, DD6)
??? Applemuncher pg#1

Congratulations on your scan muser - even if it does sound like a marathon!

I seem to have regressed slightly to sick again. Humph, I thought that was over! Also I have all of a sudden become a tearful, emotional gibbering wreck. Much to DH's consternation confused

EvaLongoria Mon 16-Aug-10 21:11:36

OMW another thread already... you are a real talkative lot. I am so tired I cant even bother with sitting at my desk and DH has been busy with his laptop for last week (not that I had any energy left)

Hope you all had a lovely weekend.
Muser - Congrats on your scan, glad all went well.

I cant wait for my scan. DH booked off 4 days just to be at home because he hardly has time off anymore. Met up with some lovely friends on Sat and Sunday. Today we decided to send DD to childminder anyway because I was so tired and he had a few things he wanted to do. I fell asleep at 11am and woke up at 5:30pm. Cant believe it. I wasnt this tired with DD so hopefully it will all change soon because I am starting college next month and need some energy

Evening all smile

Very exciting all these scans! I don't get a 12 week scan here (Yorkshire - anyone else up north?) but I'm going to book a private nuchal for a week or so.

I have to admit I still don't really feel like I'm having a baby so I guess I'm hoping the nuchal scan (assuming all is well) will make it feel a bit more real.

EvianBaby Tue 17-Aug-10 08:57:19

Morning

Congratulations on your scan muser smile. sevenbubbles I hope all is well when you go back, sure it will be.

mendipgirl sorry it's taken me ages to post, thanks for your perspective on c section/VBAC, that really made a lot of sense. Have been thinking along those lines too. My only problem is I don't really have anyone to help out after this baby is born so I would be a bit stuck. Saying that however even if I do decide to try a VBAC there's absolutely no guarantee that it will happen anyway and I might end up with another emergency section (but without the benefits of a planned section - if that makes sense?!). muser and sfb thank you for your positive comments too!

Hope everyone is ok and hopefully starting to feel a bit better. I am finally getting there (i hope!). Life in general has seemed much easier over the last few days so that's good news! I have been having really weird dreams (not as strange as some of yours), but just really random. I dreamt I was in the Navy the other night confused

Anyway, I must go and do some work. Hope you all have a good Tuesday. Take care everyone smile

emma31177 Tue 17-Aug-10 10:46:05

hi everyone hope u all ok couldnt wait till thursday for my scan at the epu so took myself to the epu today think they getting fed up of seeing me now didnt even invite me back lol but anyway scan was great see little heart beat got a little photo and been told to stop worrying easier said than done when do u stop worrying ????

superpenguin Tue 17-Aug-10 11:37:08

Hello everyone!

Muser thanks for the new thread, gosh we filled that first one quickly!
Good to hear about your scan, that sounds a bit of a palava but all good in the end!

madas just to say hope things are ok at your parents.
and please stay away from the dog food!

sam I feel exactly the same, also have my scan same day as yours so hopefully we'll be more excited after that!

pushme what is a doppler? sorry i know nothing!

am988 how did your booking appt go?

clucky welcome to the thread!

emma just take it one day at a time, and yes feeling sick is a good sign.
Oh just seen you had your scan now so

kpidgeon I've also been wearing the sea-bands, no idea whether they are helping or not though!

bluebeach at your rude dreams!

jeffily how did your scan go?

pippip i know what you mean about the sleeping, i am going to bed at 9pm every night and still knackered in the morning too.

Hello to everyone else too!

I'm back at work this week but still got all-day nausea.
1 week til scan-day!

KPidgeon Tue 17-Aug-10 13:17:37

Hi all,
I'm still a bit worried about the 12wk scan as I'm away on my real honeymoon (delayed) from week 11 to wk 13. The doctor said it will be tricky for her to ask for a scan for me specifically for the end of wk 10 because of how busy they are so she's recommended that I "cheat" and go to the antenatal clinic at the hospital myself and say I feel funny and am worried and can they scan. I'm just not good at blagging like that and also I'll have to take a day off work (people in work don't know yet) potentially for nothing.
Is the 12-week scan very important? I want to see a photo and see the baby but what happens if it's not possible and I have to wait until 20 weeks? Might they miss important developmental problems if there are any?

Just asking for advice as I notice that pushmepullyou says they don't have them in Yorkshire at 12 weeks.

Thanks all.
K

jeffily Tue 17-Aug-10 18:45:33

Hi All

Well, we had nuchal fold scan today and not the results that we wanted. sad Baby has a nuchal measurement of 5mm- normal cut off is 3.5mm. Also, some kind of abdominal abruption that could be associated with chromosonal abnormalities (though could also be nothing to worry about and could also be something easily dealt with after birth). We have to wait for 3 days for the results of the bloods to give us a combined risk factor, but it is looking like probably high risk for Downs and possibly also Edwards Syndrome. It's also a marker for heart abnormalities, which of course we had with our first DD, so that is a real worry for us both. Needless to say we are very worried and there has been lots of tears on my part today. It just feels so unfair after everything we have already been through with our first pregnancy. Life is so fucking shit sometimes.

Anyway, we have a 3 day wait for our bloods, then a more detailed scan next Wed to look at the abdominal abruption. We then have to decide if we want to go for CVS or an amnio, and depending on the results of that decide whether we continue with the pregnancy. We're off camping tomorrow and it's meant to rain, but that pretty much reflects my mood at the moment. So, worrying news. Everything could still be fine, the odds are something like 10% of pregnancies with these markers go on to have issues- meaning that 90% don't, but when you have been the 1 in 5,000 to have a baby with hypoplastic left heart syndrome you know that 10% has to be someone. I'm gutted.

oh jeffily sad

What a nightmare, I really feel for you. Thinking of you over the next few days as you wait for results x

emma31177 Tue 17-Aug-10 19:14:33

aww jeffily am sorry to read what you going through i really dont no what to say but stay strong fingers crossed everything is fine thinking of you and ure family at this time and yep life is shit somtimes but am sure it just makes us stronger xx

sam26oscar Tue 17-Aug-10 19:58:16

jeffily so sorry to hear of your uncertain news, am thinking of you.I can't imagine how you are feeling and the waiting must be awful sad
pushmepullyou poor you not getting a 12 week scan, i am in North somerset and we get 12 week and did when i lived in Suffolk with DS1.
Well, i hope everyone had good weekend and back to work or another long week of the summer holidays!!
Well, i thought i had finally got rid of the nausea at the weekend but no, back again after a fairly good couple of days, today and yesterday have been back to all day and evening again sad on the plus side i have managed to eat a fairly big meal over the weekend...well if you call a childrens size gammon, egg and chips at the pub big lol!!!

jeffily so sorry, you must be terrified sad. Will be thinking of you and have my fingers crossed for you.

Kpigeon apparently the main value of the 12 weeks scan is for dating purposes, so if you know your dates you don't get offered one here. If I was you I would plead stomach pains/spotting or similar and get yourself scanned anyway though. I will getting a private nuchal scan myself.

superpenguin a doppler is a little amplifier type thing that you can put on your tummy and hear the baby's (or babies' grin) heart beat. They're a topic of much contention, particularly on here as some people swear by them and others feel they cause more worry than reassurance, particularly early on when it can be hard to find the heartbeat. I found I was so paranoid with my first pregnancy - I had had a couple of mc and bleeding on and off until about 22 weeks - that it stopped me going mad!

Sorry to hear everyone's feeling sick again sad. I am having bad days and better days now, which makes a nice change from all bad days!

Muser Tue 17-Aug-10 21:27:24

jeffily I hope things turn out ok, what a worrying time.

kpidgeon if you don't feel comfortable fibbing you could pay for a private scan.

EvianBaby Tue 17-Aug-10 21:41:04

jeffily I just wanted to say I'm thinking of you and I really hope the results are what you want them to be. Take care x x x

SuperSoph73 Wed 18-Aug-10 09:30:30

Hey all. Well I started bleeding last night. I did with the other two at about this stage (am 9 wks on Fri) but nowhere near as bad. DH has had to go into work but we will go off to the hospital when he gets back if I'm still feeling horrid. I've got some small niggly pains and the bleeding seems to have stopped so am not sure what to do really. With the other two it was slight spotting and then nothing and after I'd put my feet up I was OK. The problem is is that DS2 has Downs Syndrome and isn't walking at the moment so I have to lift him all the time. He also has lots of appointments during the week so I'm constantly lifting him in and out of the car so I can't really take it easy.

I feel really strange as this wasn't a planned pregnancy but I'll be absolutely devastated if it all goes wrong. We've also just started telling people

Sorry to off load on you all but I haven't got anyone around at the moment I can talk too. Anyway, have to go for now. Will let you know how it's going.

KPidgeon Wed 18-Aug-10 10:08:44

jeffily so sorry to hear that things are so difficult. It's good that you are getting away for a few days even though this will be weighing on your mind. I hope you have some sunshine whilst you're away and thinking of you when the results come through.

SuperSoph73- hope all works out for you.

Take care all.

Supersoph I'm so sorry sad. Fingers crossed for you that it's nothing to worry about. I've had a bit of spotting myself this morning and am sitting at working completely failing to concentrate and hoping it won't get worse.

EvianBaby Wed 18-Aug-10 10:27:01

oh supersoph and pushmepullyou you must both be a bit worried. I hope for both of you it stops really soon. I know that you'll already know this but it is fairly common in the beginning and it often nothing to worry about. Thinking of you both x

mixedmamameansbusiness Wed 18-Aug-10 10:30:53

Jefilly - thinking of you.

Supersoph - thinking of you too.

Hello to all. Cant believe we have another thread already.

I had Sat and Sun completely without being sick, still nauseous but no where near as bad. Have been sick over the last couple of days but again no where near as bad as before.

My hormones are playing havock. I went to see Karate Kid with DH and cried all the way through hmm.

I had to go and have a glucose test yesterday as my brother has diabetes so they wanted to check for gestational diabetes early. couldnt eat until 12.00 noon. So long.

Anyway, scan on Monday so very excited and hoping for the best.

Kisses and hug to all.

superpenguin Wed 18-Aug-10 10:48:26

oh jeffily so sorry to hear about your scan results. try to stay positive, I hope things work out for you.

supersoph and pushmepullyou I am thinking of both of you too, hope everything is ok.

Here is a question for everyone - is it normal for husbands / partners to go with you to the 12-week scan or not???
When I asked my DH if he wanted to come with me, he didn't seem at all interested or excited and didn't seem to think it was that significant an event - "it's only a scan right?" ONLY?! confused
He is excited about us having a baby but doesn't see this scan as being significant.
I would like him to be there but don't want to force him to come if he's not interested.
btw DH is not working so there is no issue about being able to come, it's only whether he wants to.
Opinions please!

Clucky31 Wed 18-Aug-10 11:17:12

Jeffily and SuperSoph thinking of you both at this difficult time. Really hope that things work out xx

polkadottytotty Wed 18-Aug-10 11:21:05

Hello all

Sorry to hear your bad news jeffily - have got my fingers crossed for you over the next few days and supersoph and pushmepullyou also. Sending lots of postive vibes your way.

I had my booking in yesterday at the hospital (took an hour and a half!). I didn't actually meet my midwife as she was poorly but had a nice lady anyway.

Actually starting to feel a bit better (touch wood) and have a bit more energy which is great, just over 10 wks now.

Regarding scans superpenguin - from my experience i think most DH's do attend. My DH has been present for all mine - he says the 12 wk scan we had for our first DS was one of the most memorable moments of his life - it is amazing and definitely significant. Its your first opportunity to actually see your baby and he might regret it if he doesn't go.

Muser Wed 18-Aug-10 11:24:57

I would say you definitely ought to have someone there. Most of the men I know have gone along and loved it. Mine was transfixed and just thought it was amazing.

If nothing else, there is the small chance that something might not be right at any scan. You shouldn't have to go through that alone.

am988 Wed 18-Aug-10 12:13:50

Dear All,

First of all, sorry for Jeffily - can understand how worried you feel. I am hoping and praying for you that all will be good in the end. Take care.

Had booking appointment yesterday - it wasn't my usual midwife as she was on holiday - so it was more a matter of someone filling out all the papers and ticking the boxes.

Oh well... good thing is my midwife will be back. Got the date for the first scan on 7 september. That will be 13weeks for me cause the week before we're away. I would have wanted it to be sooner, but oh well... hopefully it will go well.

AS for husbands attending - I told mine that I'd want him with me and he will come along. Probably some men are not as much into it as we are since at this point not many of us 'show' and do not quite realise what it is. (?) don't know, that's what i think though.

By the way took up the suggestion of wearing travel bands - and I think they work... at least my nausea is less - and when i removed them to have a shower - it came back. So, it works in some way and I recommend them. Thanks..

KPidgeon Wed 18-Aug-10 12:42:12

am988- really glad they are working for you. they helped me for a while but am feeling pretty grotty again now. Really cold an shivery too. I'm almost 9 weeks- anyone else get freezing cold?
I'm dreading tonight- got dinner with my boss and his family (my hubbie is there too) and I usually just slump on the sofa in a tired heap at the moment so am worried about staying sociable until as late as 10pm. also worried about saying no to wine and them realising something's up. I just don't want to tell anyone that I'm pregnant until I've passed the 12-weeks and my boss will be a bit odd with me about it being so soon after we got married (I'm 29!)..

Any tips on how to pass off avoiding alcohol and any tips on how to act really well and fine when you're grotty and shattered?!

thanks all.

am988 Wed 18-Aug-10 12:52:46

KPidgeon I also get very cold and shivery - and it is normally when I am really very tired and need to lie down in bed - complete with pygamas and socks! Then I'm fine so just take some time to warm up. When I first felt it, I thought I had fever, turns out my temperature was much lower than normal!
*as for this eve, could you say you are on some sort of antibiotic? though if they know you well, they will guess. So it could be a goot opportunity to tell. He should be happy for you. Thought at work people hadn't noticed but they did so in a way.. just go with the flow if that makes sense.

coraltoes Wed 18-Aug-10 13:03:24

Oh Jeffily i can't imagine how your mind must be at the moment. I really hope you hear soon on those results, and i'm hoping for positive news for you.
supersoph good luck to you too, i hope it was nothing serious.

My troubles seem very superficial when i look at how others have been recently. Just tiredness, lack of sleep, and nausea.

I found the travel bands didnt really work for me in the long term. Great for a day but that was it. Still worth it for that 1 day of relief!! Current nausea levels are far more manageable and seem to be reserved for mornings and evenings (so i think possibly linked to my energy levels). I have my scan next week- i dont want to say the day as people will be waiting for comments and i think i'll need time to digest- who knows what news you receive, and if all good 'll announce to friends and work etc but I will of course be online at some stage to update you all, we;ve been a bit of a support network havent we in this first trimester, when it is impossible to share with the outside world a lot of how we feel.

DH definitely be coming with me, he nearly cried at our early scan, it is such a wonderful thing to see your little creation on a screen!

Good luck to the ladies awaiting news.

mixedmamameansbusiness Wed 18-Aug-10 13:05:07

My DH mentioned this morning about it being really necessary for him to be there. He is mainly concerned about finding out the sex at 20 weeks and seems to think that is all that they are there for. I agree though that at the end of the day the scan is there to check everything is ok so I have told him I WANT him there as if there is bad news I will need him.

Purplefan Wed 18-Aug-10 13:52:20

Afternoon everyone,
Jeffily thinking of you.
supersoph and pushme hope the spotting is nothing too serious, so sending positive thoughts your way.
I am still waiting for my dating scan appointment!! Getting impatient now!!! hmm Apart from the impatience all is well here at the moment. Hope everyone else is well.

Larty74 Wed 18-Aug-10 16:41:45

Hello everyone!

I don't have a clue what I'm doing - never joined a thread and, well, never had a baby!

I'm 11 weeks - due beg March and we're not telling anyone until we've had our scan on the 4th Sept - which by the way is taking forever to get here. I'm absolutely desperate to talk to someone who knows what I'm going through, but can't bring myself to say anything until we know for sure.

I'm a teacher and so on school holidays and really bored, but enjoying it while I can and spending lots of time on here reading other people's posts and finally gave in.

I'm afraid to join anything, buy any books, etc just in case, but obviously can't help myself. I just want to know what's happening!!!!!

Rayeraye Wed 18-Aug-10 18:17:15

Hi everyone - new board?! no wonder I got lost and thought I'd gone mad looking for things! I'm sorry to all f you facing stressful times at the moment, I am thinkin gof you all.

Larty I am a teacher too and due 11/3, I have loved having the holidays to sleep and feel sorry for myself when I feel sick! Don't know how I'd manage if I was at school!

I got a letter this morning from the Dr (but was out so didn't get it until this afternoon) asking me to ring about some tests I had. I had no idea of any but those I had at booking with the midwife, so I called and its something to do with one of those. the receptionist was so vague and wouldn't indicate if it was urine or blood results or whether I should be concerned angry !!! Those people are always so keen to tell you if your illness is an 'emergency' when you want an appointment at 10.35 (our cut off for same day appointments is 10.30) but not tell you if you should be worried about test results when I have to wait until at least the following day!!!!!!

Larty74 Wed 18-Aug-10 18:27:15

Rayeraye

I know just what you mean re managing at school. I am SOOOOO tired - but not sick and ever so grateful for that.

Hope you are feeling ok and your results are ok as well.

bluebeach Wed 18-Aug-10 18:43:43

Jeffily what a horrid time for you and your partner. Really thinking of you while you wait for the other tests results and hoping that you hear some positive news.

supersoph and pushme hope you are both not bleeding now and have either had scans or assurance from the midwife not to worry. I had a heavy bleed at around 9 weeks and the scan showed nothing to worry about, and it seems pretty common. Also if your not in a lot of pain it's a good thing.

superpenguin my opinion is that your partner should definitely go with you to the scan. I would feel really hurt if mine didn't want to come and also I would really want someone there incase we got any bad news. If he really wont go then can you get someone else to go with you? That might make him realise how important his support is at the moment.
If its your first then maybe the reality of it hasn't hit him yet. After I had a scan at 10 weeks after a bleed and my boyfriend saw the baby on the scan he suddenly became the most helpful man on the planet and he got really excited. So I think you should insist he go for his sake as well as yours. oooo sorry for going on a bit.

HI Larty and congratulations!

sam26oscar Wed 18-Aug-10 19:29:48

superpenguin my Dh is of the same thought as yours,he thinks its just to find out the exact date its due, he was the same with DS1, he won't even be coming to the nuchal scan as we don't have childcare as mum and dad don't know so can't ask them to babysit, plus they both still work full time!! I have asked a friend to come shes the only one who knows, she cant look after DS as she currently 22 weeks pg but had diabetes and has had few hypos so not fair on her or DS to be put in that situ.
supersoph and pushme fingers crossed and big hugs,
welcome Larky74 smile

Kagey Wed 18-Aug-10 20:42:52

Fingers crossed Jeffily, Supersoph and Pushme and hope you are all ok.

Clucky and Emma we are almost neighbours - I'm not far away in Sidcup

Hi everyone and thankyou smile so far so good here, haven't had any more spotting so hopefully things have settled down a bit now. Haven't had anything worse than I had with dd amd she is very much here! So still cautiously optimistic.

Hope you are ok too supersoph

Hi Larky, nice to 'meet' you smile

Larty74 Thu 19-Aug-10 07:45:05

Hi everyone -

thanks for the hellos and nice to meet you all as well.

Just want to say smile grin, think positive, and have a fab day!

mixedmamameansbusiness Thu 19-Aug-10 09:11:00

mOrning all...

Just saying hi.

shitforbrains Thu 19-Aug-10 10:01:58

Morning all.

Also just saying Hi.

I am really feeling for the ladies waiting for news/having problems. Thinking of you all.

I am ok, just worn out. Had a 2 day shoot in Marlow, back in the office today. Got another shoot on Saturday but am so, so tired and weary and am thinking of cancelling.

I know I shouldn't, I need the money, but I think I need a break more, especially as I am doing a wedding next weekend.

<sigh>

Oceanbreeze Thu 19-Aug-10 10:54:49

G'morning ladies, just checking in.

Welcome to all the newcomers - don't dare mention you by name as am sure to miss someone blush

Larty I know what you mean about not wanting to buy/join anything. I've bought a couple of books, and joined mumsnet. But that's it!!

sfb I am in awe. I don't know how you and the other busy ladies manage it. I am so tired all the time, I'm pretty much useless. I've decided to put it down to my, er, mature age.

superpenguin I asked my parter about attending the scan - and he looked quite hurt...I'd confused him & he thought I didn't want him to go to this one (Similar to Coraltoes he came to my early one, and was almost in tears). I definitely want him there though.

Jeffily so sorry to read your news, thinking of you. Got fingers crossed for you and all the other ladies awaiting tests.

mendipgirl Thu 19-Aug-10 11:04:24

Hi All,

Really sorry Jeffily, I hope you get better news next week.

Welcome newbies.

If possible I would definitely take your DH/DP to the scan, I think it makes it more real for them and if it is a first baby they may not realise what the scan is like and how much you can see. Why miss the first opportunity to see your LO? I was a little annoyed yesterday when my DH asked if we really wanted to pay for a photo of the scan, I said yes actually i do want to have the first photo of our child!!

Anyway, onto the news of the scan yesterday, was great to see the LO wriggling around, really active, even the radiographer said how good it was at letting her getting some good measurements (first moment of maternal pride grin). We won't get the results for a few days re the nuchal fold and downs risk. She said she will call me by 6pm Monday if it's high risk and if she doesn't call it is low risk and I will get a letter in the post in about a week. So just praying the phone doesn't ring now!

Feel so much calmer now that I have seen it is there, heart beating, moving around. Took my DD as well and she was good as gold, didn't understand what was happening but seemed to enjoy it anyway.

mendipgirl Thu 19-Aug-10 11:29:52

ooh, forgot to say they have moved my due date to the 27th Feb, but if it's okay with you guys I'll stay with you rather than moving to the Feb board!

mendipgirl Thu 19-Aug-10 11:31:59

I've redone the list, but think some newbies still need to be added:
25/02 Spilttheteagain pg#1 16 week check 15/09
27/02 Muser pg#1 20 wk scan 11 Oct
27/02 Mendipgirl pg#2 (DD1) Scan 18/08
01/03 BunderTheBonnet pg#2 (DD3) Kent. Scan 20/8
01/03 Snapdragon3 pg#9 (MMC, DD 3, DS 2, 5 MC) anomaly scan 21/10 GTT 29/11
02/03 AfterIVF pg#1
03/03 Madasajarofwasps pg#3 (DD1 5 DD2 3) Worcester.
03/03 Celia76 pg#3 (DS1 5 & DS2 almost 3)
05/03 Hattie05 pg5 (DD1 7, DD2 3, no. 3 mc, DD3 7mths)
04/03 Bluebeach pg#1 dating scan 20/08
04/03 Jeffily pg#3,(DD1 angel baby, DD2 15months)
04/03 Sam2Oscar DC2
04/03 Carriebadshaw pg#2
06/03 Clucky31 pg#1 12wk scan 25/08/10
07/03 Superpenguin pg#1
07/03 Mixedmama pg#3 (DS1 4.5 and DS2 2.5) London. Scan 23/8
07/03 Flower11 pg#1
07/03 Bevyboo pg#2 (DD3, booking 16/8
08/03 Oceanbreeze pg#1 Booking in 4/8. Scan 29/8
09/03 Penguindreams #1 & 2!
09/03 Pushmepullyou pg#4 3MC, DD20 mo
10/03 EvianBaby pg#2 (DS1 Oct 08)
10/03 Coraltoes pg#1 booking in 11/8/10.
10/03 Sevenbubbles pg#2 (DD1 23.5 months) booking in 02/08/10
10/03 Mama2LeahandAisha pg#3 (DD2, DD1)
11/03 Rayeraye pg#4 (DD aged 3, two angels)
11/03 am988 pg#1
13/03 Polkadottytotty pg#3 (DS1 5.5 and DS2 3.5). Scan 30/08
14/03 Shitforbrains pg#3 (DS1 3 DS2 1)
16/03 Gemmasetters pg#2 (DD 2.5)
17/03 KateandEmsMum pg#5 (DD 3, DD 10 Months)
17/03 MrsMullen pg#1
18/03 EvaLongoria pg#2
18/03 Campervanfan pg#2 (DD 20 months)
20/03 Kagey pg#2 (DD Sept 08)
22/03 NoSleepTonight pg#3 (DS1 5.8, DS2 15months)
22/03 Purplefan pg#2 (DD 4.5)
24/03 Snotdroolanddirtybums pg#4 (5, 3 and 2)
24/03 Me23 pg#2(DD 5)booking 27/8 scan 6/9
24/03 Niamh29 (DD1 4yrs, DD2 11months)
25/03 PipPipPip pg#1
26/03 FuzzyWuzzwuzz pg#1
29/03 Emma31177 pg#7 (Ds 14, DD 17 months)
??? SuperSoph73 pg#3 (DS7, DS2)
??? Rain1014 pg#3 (DD8, DD6)
??? Applemuncher pg#1

EvianBaby Thu 19-Aug-10 11:36:27

mendipgirl so pleased your scan went well! Let's hope you don't hear from the midwife until the letter.

My scan is Tuesday which still seems a lifetime away! Mother in law is coming today (when she eventually arrives!) and will probably tell her as my tummy and lack of energy/colour, is a bit of a give away. I would have preferred to have waited till after the scan so it could be less of a cautious celebration, if that makes sense?!

Off to find some fruit pastilles before the nausea kicks in again!

Have a good day everyone!

EvianBaby Thu 19-Aug-10 11:38:38

And welcome to the newbies too!

KPidgeon Thu 19-Aug-10 11:40:30

I think I've been missed off the list. I think I'm due 26/03 but haven't had the first scan yet so that's an estimate.

I'm 9 weeks on saturday but my stomach is very extended. I think it's bloating but it's a dead giveaway and I'm running out of suitable clothing already. Anyone else have it this bad (with a first pregnancy?!)

shitforbrains Thu 19-Aug-10 11:46:33

KPidgeon, it might not be bloating, you might just be showing already!
Who knows.
Some people get big sooner, some people hardly show at 6 months.

It is fairly normal to get bigger, faster, with subsequent pregnancies though.

And someone asked if it was normal to feel cold all the time - well I am not sure if it happens to everyone but I have had it for all 3 - first few months I have been FUCKING FREEZING all the time. It passes!

Clucky31 Thu 19-Aug-10 11:49:25

Morning/afternoon all,

Larty74 welcome and congratulations.

Kagey waving at you from Bromley Are you due to give birth at QMH?

Mendipgirl great to hear about your scan and hoping for you that the phone stays silent.

EvianBaby I know what you mean about your scan - mine is on Wednesday and I feel like I'm just marking time until then.

I had my booking in appointment with midwife 2 weeks ago and she told me that I would receive my blood results within 3 weeks. Nothing so far and I was just wondering did she mean that they would get posted out to me at home or just get sent to my GP? I know I should have asked at the time blush...Did anyone else get their first blood results posted to them directly?

Have a good day

shitforbrains Thu 19-Aug-10 11:52:35

Clucky - IME they don't give you the results until your next appointment, unless they find a problem.

Clucky31 Thu 19-Aug-10 11:56:07

Sfb - Thanks. I guess that no news is good news then

BramblyHedge Thu 19-Aug-10 11:58:57

Hello - I posted a few times on the first thread but didn't put myself on the list. I was going to wait for my dating/ nuchal scan but as I have not even got a date yet for it I am very frustrated. I am 12 weeks on Saturday and they tell me they are 'chocker' and waiting for a cancellation sad. I just want to know that its all ok so I can start telling people.

Anyone else not got a date yet at such a late stage?

shitforbrains Thu 19-Aug-10 12:05:33

Hi Hedge

I don't have a date yet, I too am 11.5 weeks. In fact I haven't even had my booking appointment yet.

Try not to worry, delays etc are all pretty common in the early stages, depending which area you are in. I am in London which is notorious for lateness etc in the first weeks.

superpenguin Thu 19-Aug-10 12:19:14

Hi everyone,

Thanks for all your opinions about husbands & partners attending scans.
I think I have talked him into coming with me now but still feel as if he's only coming because I asked him to and not because he actually wants to. He still thinks you won't be able to see much and that it won't make any difference if he is there. Oh well.

Chickened out of telling my boss yesterday but meeting with him today (in 10 mins in fact!) and going to tell him now! aaaarghh!

Hello to more new people!

mendipgirl Thu 19-Aug-10 12:26:58

ooh good luck with the boss superpenguin, let us know how you get on! Am planning to wait till next month as mine will probably panic a bit.

Muser Thu 19-Aug-10 12:28:24

Superpenguin I have put a pic from my scan on my profile for you to see how much you can see! Honestly, it was amazing. MrM is aghast that anyone would miss it, he was enthralled.

Things we saw:

Baby's brain and spine, as well as hands/feet/etc
Baby waving at us
Baby standing up
Baby rolling over
Baby's heartbeat

He has to go!

gemma4d Thu 19-Aug-10 12:43:45

Muser - omg! That pic is from 12 weeks? Its FANTASTIC! Mine was an unrecognisable blob. We argued over which end was the head!!!! But still hubbie can't wait for this scan (nor me!)

One person we should have waited to tell until 12 weeks - my 2 yo daughter! She told a friend of ours yesterday and the 2 of them got into an argument (friend is a child pychologist too, so funny her arguing with a 2 year old!!). I took pity on them both and told the truth. grin

"morning" sickness is getting worse, have been the closest yet to throwing up today and have been fairly miserable the last few days. Can't wait for it to end!

Wasn't going to have a nuchal test (£130!) but am having second thoughts after Jeffily's post. Except as far as I know the only person who can do them where I live is on holiday at the moment (aarggghhh) so goodness knows if it will even be an option.

am988 Thu 19-Aug-10 12:57:45

Muser that is a great picture I hope mine looks like that. Mine is on 7 September - three weeks to wait, I'll be 13+3 weeks then. Oh well, my patience being tested. I really can't wait to see what is going on in there. Last time I had an ultrasound (my first ever one) was last FEB for a bad news, when I discovered I had this enormous fibriod. All gone now, had the op (myomectomy) in March.

So I do hope this time, the scan experience
will be good. Then again, I know it is a risk - but.. if it is meant to be, its meant to be, no point worrying too much about it (although I will worry too much about it!).

By the way for all those who feel bloated and need of new clothes, I 'm one of them.. probably cause of my 'carbohydrate' diet tho too.

Welcome to all new mums to be - and once again, greatly enjoying everyone's posts.
xx A

Muser Thu 19-Aug-10 13:03:56

Thank you! I should confess that it is from an internal scan, the external one isn't quite as good, but is still obviously a baby. And I've seen other externals that are just as clear.

It always looks clearer on the screen anyway, just if you've got a wriggler sometimes you can't get a good pic to keep.

superpenguin Thu 19-Aug-10 13:06:41

Oh Muser that is an amazing photo! grin
Wow! I can't wait for my scan now!

Well, I told the boss! and phew! he was really supportive. Congratulated me, said it was really exciting and to make sure I take it easy and let him know if I need anything!!!
Boss has 3 young children himself so kind of understands I guess.

Going to tell everyone else at work next week after I've had the scan.
Yay!!

emma31177 Thu 19-Aug-10 13:32:34

great photo muser u gave me the idea to put my scan photos on here i think i did it right lol one is at 5 weeks 6 days and the next is at 8 weeks, i cant wait for the 12weeks scan to see the difference ....

hope everyone ok i booked in with my gp today thought i better had as am 8 weeks 2days now and really want a 12 weeks scan at 12 weeks not 13 or 14 weeks i hate waiting lol

emma31177 Thu 19-Aug-10 13:34:49

just looked at the photos i put on here they look like little blobs lol

Larty74 Thu 19-Aug-10 14:28:01

Oceanbreeze - (and everyone)

I've decided a way around not buying books is to check books out from the library! Lame? probably. What's the difference? not much. Who cares? not me as I haven't got the energy to do anything else but lie around and read! Anyway, I've found two great ones so far:

Your Pregnancy week by week by Lesley Regan (SO much better than that silly one you get from your GP by the NHS - anyone else feel like a year 3 student reading it?)

Ask a Midwife by Catharine Parker-Littler - answers all the silly questions a first-timer asks themselves all day, everyday.

mixedmamameansbusiness Thu 19-Aug-10 15:20:50

I love reading and normally have a history book (for uni) and a novel on the go, but this first trimester has been so trying it has been really difficult to read. I have even deferred uni (which I am a little upset about) but it is better this way.

Really enjoy all the reading first timers as it is so much fun, you will devour absolutely everything in sight. I am less bothered this time, but am going through week by week with DS1 showing him how big the baby is etc.

Purplefan Thu 19-Aug-10 17:42:07

Hi all,
Gr8 to see your scan picture Muser!
I have finally recieved my scan date in the post - very excited but it is an age away!!! 9th September!! It works out just right for me cos although I am a teacher, I only work Mon-Weds and scan is on a Thursday + DD will be at school!! perfect grin

polkadottytotty Thu 19-Aug-10 19:45:00

Hello all

Welcome to all the new ladies.

Lovely scan photos muser and emma. Can't believe how clear yours is muser and emma its really clear from yours just how much they grow in a short space of time.

I have had period type pains all day today - not excruciating but niggling. No bleeding/spotting - have been on constant check. Has anyone else experienced this at this stage (10wks). Just had a hot shower which has eased them.

flower11 Thu 19-Aug-10 21:08:59

hi everyone

i am now coming up for 12 weeks and starting to show! someone at work noticed my little baby bump today, makes it seem a bit more real, now only have a week to wait for my scan.

bluebeach Fri 20-Aug-10 07:30:13

polka i also have had really mild period type pains. nothing sharp or really bad but like you said and sort of niggling. I am hoping this is just growing pains and nothing to worry about. Got my 12 week scan today at 9.45 so fingers crossed!

EvianBaby Fri 20-Aug-10 07:43:59

bluebeach good luck for your scan this morning - enjoy!

polkadottytotty Fri 20-Aug-10 08:52:58

Thanks bluebeach thats reassuring - they've stopped now, and from what I've read I think you're right, must be stretching pains.
Hope the scan goes brilliantly - let us know how you get on.

Oceanbreeze Fri 20-Aug-10 09:12:01

Muser fantastic picture! Has made me even more impatient for mine now...and I really didn't think that was possible wink

Larty74 I've got the Lesley Regan book, which I've found really useful...trying not to skip ahead to any, er, scary bits yet though.

Polka I've had cramps too but its easing off the last week or so.

Bluebeach good luck with scan.

coraltoes Fri 20-Aug-10 09:57:10

Hello! polka i've had the odd stretching pain, nothing as bad as a period pain but enough to make me think "ooh whats this now!"

Is anyone else getting an itchy belly/ boobs? Mine get itchy at night, i wonder is it skin stretching or what. Have slathered Shea butter all over myself to see if it helps.

I cannot cannot wait to announce my preg. at work. Have started to wear looser clothes for comfort and it really isn't my style (normally fitted dresses etc) so can tell people are looking at me a bit oddly. Or maybe i'm being paranoid. DH says i look the same just a tiny bit podgier around my middle.

I've bought some maternity skinny jeans and leggings, as whilst all my normal jeans are fine, my skinny ones wont do up anymore (they were always the ones to wear when at my slimmest, so hardly a surprise). I figure when the belly bulges out, my legs will suddenly be the slim bit of me (first time for everything!).
FYI French connection has some fab loose tops/jumpers at the mo, perfect for disguising any sign of a bump for the ladies still not announcing. I bought a fab long jumper in a size up to wear later this autumn and some long cardis. I love having an excuse to shop!!

good luck today bluebeach

will look for the books this weekend, am in need of some educating i think!!
FYI Babycentre is worth registering on. You get a weekly email saying what to expect at the stage you're at, what size baby is, what is developing etc. All for free.

Medee Fri 20-Aug-10 10:43:46

Hello, ready to jump on this thread now. Just had my first scan (am 10+4) and all is normal - due date of 12 March, hurrah!

Larty74 Fri 20-Aug-10 12:33:56

Supposedly 12 weeks today and running out of creative ways to 'hide' what i'd like to think is a little bump, or just a bit of bloating! never can tell. blush Cant wait to do some shopping myself but another 2 weeks until scan. C'MON!!!

Quick question about 1st scan and NUCHAL tests. Do you find out results right then and there of both scan and blood test or do you have to wait for blood test results to get combined best answer?

Hello Medee. welcome!

SuperSoph73 Fri 20-Aug-10 14:33:46

Hey all, thanks for your kind words. How you doing pushmepullyou? Well, I don't think it's looking too good at the moment. I went to the hosp yesterday and (although midwife reckons I'm 9 weeks today) they did a scan which shows that I'm only 6 weeks pregnant! Anyway, they could barely see anything and couldn't see whether there was a heartbeat or not so I've just got to wait until next Fri when I'm having another scan. I'm still bleeding, although it's more concentrated in the mornings and I still have very mild stomach cramps. If they get worse or the bleeding is the same as a period then I have to go back to the hospital.

I guess it's just a case of wait and see. Please keep your fingers crossed for us.

emma31177 Fri 20-Aug-10 15:59:12

supersoph aww keeping my fingers crossed for u and ure family hope all ok xx thinking of u

Oh supersoph thinking of you sad. Any chance you could be a bit out with your dates?

I seem to have stopped spotting (at least for the moment) and haven't had anything more. I am quite achy in my stomach and back though, which I am a bit worried about.

I need to book a private scan really but keep putting it off as I kind of don't want to know.

sam26oscar Fri 20-Aug-10 17:51:23

fingers crossed for you both supersoph and pushmepullyou don't know how you can wait that long supersoph i think i would go mental!!
Re: Nuchasl scans. i paid to have a nuchal scan with my DS at 12 weeks and got results that day, am also paying again for this pg and fully expect to have results that day too. At £200 I will be cross if i have to wait!! M/s seems to be easing a lot now (thank god) and just seem to get it after breakfast til 3/4pm. In fact i have just shared a pizza with DS yay!!! It got so bad that DS started asking why he had to finish his tea when i wasn't even eating anything blush hopefully can get him and me back on track, maybe in a few weeks he might tell me i am eating too much grin.am out for lunch with mum and dad tomorrow for their wedding anniversary and they still don't know but i have no idea how to cover up very prominent bump?? only got til wed then all being well can tell them!!

bluebeach Fri 20-Aug-10 19:46:13

supersoph I am keeping all things possible crossed for you, how horrid to have to now wait till next week. Hopefully the dates were out and if you are only 6 weeks it would be hard to see a heartbeat. Sending you positive thoughts and lots of love.

pushmeI understand your apprehension at wanting a scan but it's horrid to be worried. I'm sure you would get good news and it would put your mind at rest. Not sure whats its like where you are but I got a scan at the EPU after bleeding within 48 hours on the NHS and still got to have my 12 week scan, but I know everywhere is different. It's good that you have stopped spotting now though.

medee congratulations!

Thanks for all the scan goodlucks. Everything looked fine though I have a very lazy baby who only moved a little bit! Was great to see it again, though it was such a quick scan I wanted it to go on for longer!

HI Larty I am 12 weeks today too! I'm not totally sure about about all test results, but I had my blood tests today and they said they would ring me in a few days if anything showed up a problem, if not I will get the results at my next midwife appointment. I don't think they did a nuchal fold test, but I had the 1st part of the downs blood test today. The second part will be at my next MW ap. Sounds like going private speeds things up a lot!!

I definitely am bigger around the middle and I can't do up any of my jeans. I bought a pack of 3 of those belly bands from newlook for under £10 and they are great for hiding my gaping flies. Luckily I work from home though so I'm mainly wearing pajama bottoms (ok, so I did always wear these, now I have an excuse!).

Snap bluebeach my 3 for £10 newlook bump bands arrived today! Also 2 pairs of their under bump mat jeans at £16 each which seem really quite nice!

Did you have your scan at Stroud? Really glad it went well. I was soooo very tempted to do a runner before the blood test after they said in the ultrasound dept "you need to go across the road to maternity for your blood test"... you mean I have to walk PAST my car and not get in it and escape??!

Congratulations on your little one, and on getting your dates exactly right! (I was a week wrong blush)

bluebeach Fri 20-Aug-10 21:35:38

Thanks spilt! Yeah I had my scan at Stroud, I didn't realise the hospital was so small, it feels so funny having to go over the road to another hospital to get your blood tests done!
I liked the look of the maternity hospital although I did see a visiting dad come in with a plate of food covered in foil which makes me wonder about the cateringsmile.

Glad everything is going well with you.

Oceanbreeze Fri 20-Aug-10 22:40:58

Well, you pair have inspired me...just been on New Look site and bought a few bits...even though I promised myself I wouldn't til after scan grin so tired of just looking like I've eaten all the pies, and trying to keep it under wraps (no pun intended)

Coraltoes, I've been a bit itchy too, had read somewhere it might happen. Also, has anybody else developed odd body hair? I swear if mine keeps up, I'm gonna be known as the amazing bearded pregnant lady. Oh the shame blush. Shame compounded by the fact that I did a monster sneeze today, and er leaked. Soooo glad I was at home.

Glad your scan went well bluebeach I've started worrying about the whole full bladder issue now, as well as everything else

Thinking of you Supersoph.

ocean I've given up trying to keep on top of my leg hair, it's being most prolific!

When I had my scan, the woman doing it said "and there's your bladder, which is HUGE!" and I was there thinking "yes trust me, I KNOW!" Apparently they've increased how much they want you to drink and my sonographer thought it was a bit unneccessary. Just do the best you can.

bluebeach I had heard that the food at Stroud is excellent, so maybe the man was taking extra food in for his DW, or maybe for him.

I'm leaning more towards the homebirth now (to my colleague's horror!), because as I understand it you can have all the same stuff at home as you can at Stroud. And if I need to be transferred to Gloucester, the ambulance base is actually only 5 mins from my house, so from my place it is probably quicker than being transferred from Stroud. Still musing though.

me23 Sat 21-Aug-10 14:21:08

Hi everyone

I have been really suffering with ms the last 2 weeks, in fact I have actually vomitted 3 days in a row now and always between 5-6 in the evening. It's strange how I can feel so sick yet still be so hungry.
At the moment dp has been making a lot of my meals because I can't face cooking yet I can eat it hmm

Also have cravings for ice pops and chips with brown sauce! (not at the same time luckliy)

Is anyone else so exhausted that they are unable to function? I did suffer with exhaustion before pregnancy and now it is worse it is really debilitating and feel quite down with it at the moment. I am signed off work with it as I really cannot do anything sad

Larty74 Sat 21-Aug-10 14:22:22

bluebeach

EVERYDAY is pajama bottom day in my house as well! no excuses needed.

bluebeach Sat 21-Aug-10 15:09:13

ocean and spilt, today I bought a new razor after having to give up using my epilator, it just seems so much more painful now a days. I also have developed downy hair all over my belly, I thought we were just meant to get lovely hair on our heads, not all this other nonsense!

A home birth sounds like a good plan for you, though the idea of it scares me a bit still. I'm glad you have heard good things about the food at Stroud.

The first scan I had I drank so much water I felt really sick waiting for the scan, plus they were running half an hour late so I was actually in pain but didn't trust myself to 'partially empty my bladder'. The second scan was at 9.45 so I didn't drink anything that morning until 8.45 and only drank 2 pints, not a drop more. I was a lot more comfortable, though I did think the first scan appeared a lot clearer (though could have just been the machine).

Sorry me23 that you feeling so tired. I have become so lazy and untidy. I hope you have someone to help you out at home.

Lartygrin

polkadottytotty Sat 21-Aug-10 19:15:46

Thinking of you supersoph - hope you get some good news next week.

Well I wore my new maternity trousers today fot the first time - 11 weeks tomorrow but starting to feel a bit cramped in my normal clothes.

I bought a pair of these - for work really, but they are so comfy I couldn't resist wearing them. I would definitely recommend them if anyone is looking for work trousers and they are a reasonable price too.

Muser Sun 22-Aug-10 12:24:40

Hey all. On scans, I did not drink before my 12 week scan as it didn't say too in my letter. I tried to have a glass just in case but immediately threw it up. I did have a full bladder though, as I always seem to. And I was sent away to empty it as it was too full.

I personally wouldn't worry too much about drinking gallons of water. Take a bottle to sip from maybe, but don't try and down pints of the stuff.

MummyGeorgie Sun 22-Aug-10 12:40:02

Hi,

I'm new to this thread and wondered if I might be added to the list please.

Baby number one is due on 1st March (awaiting dating scan on 28th August though!!)

Based on the Oxfordshire/ Berkshire/ Buckinghamshire boarders if anyone would like to get in touch.

jeffily I hope everything works out well for you!!

SuperSoph73 I have my fingers crossed for you, I really hope everything turns out ok!! > Hugs.

Purplefan Sun 22-Aug-10 14:28:10

Hi everyone,

Welcome to MummyGeorgie, I live in Wiltshire so guessing not too far away from you.
SuperSoph fingers are still crossed for good news smile

Muser my scan letter doesn't mention a full bladder either, I am sure when I had DD (almost 5 years ago) it was mentioned in the letters so guess not so important now, perhaps technology has advanced!!
I am off on holiday tomorrow with DD, my sister and her boys for 4 nights at Haven.. should be a giggle. Everyone take care and hope to catch up on lots of good news next weekend. grin

Medee Sun 22-Aug-10 17:57:48

I had to go with a full bladder, but thankfully was taken straight away. Apparently it takes 40 minutes from drinking to hitting your bladder.

Hattie05 Sun 22-Aug-10 18:07:18

Hi all,

Jeffily so sorry to hear your news, must feel devastating at the moment, but fingers crossed all will be fine.

We've decided agains the nuchal scans - not sure it thats the right thing to do or not! Having a dating scan next week can't wait to check all is fine.

Welcome Larty - how come you have such a long wait for a scan? I'm early March too.

I think my nausea has mostly come to an end, just extremely thirsty now. Finding my 9mth old and 3 year old tricky as they still want to climb all over my tummy and don't understand why i don't want to be elbowed there! tis only going to get harder me thinks ...

Larty74 Sun 22-Aug-10 19:32:04

Hi polkadottytotty - thanks for the black trouser suggestion - gonna need some very soon, - couldn't wait to get home today and change into my pj bottoms! and they come in short sizes. amazing how suddenly everything almost doesn't fit!

Welcome MummyGeorgie and Purplefan - I live in SW oxfordshire/almost wiltshire. what hospital are you going to?

Hattie05 - re: the wait, I guess I'm at the mercy of the NHS? got my letter at least a month ago! I'm from america and fortunately haven't had to utilise the health system over here much - until now. beside being my first baby, feel like a bit of a novice re: healthcare. I about choked when I read in my notes where it said you can go home anytime from 2-24 hours after giving birth! In america you stay for at least 2 nights - and they do everything for you! confused

niamh29 Sun 22-Aug-10 22:07:41

Sorry to hear the bad news stories, life just doesn't seem fair sometimes! I hope that things work out and that the stories have happy endings!

Muser Sun 22-Aug-10 22:11:47

I think I forgot to welcome Medee to the thread. So glad you joined.

Today I am happy as I ate a proper sized meal, including pudding. MrM cooked a roast dinner and it was delicious. I even had seconds. It was so nice to properly enjoy a meal instead of eating it out of duty. I can cope with the sickness if it will just confine itself to mornings now.

Medee Sun 22-Aug-10 22:22:02

thanks Muse!

I'm starting to eat normally too - it is such a relief, though portion sizes definitely a bit smaller than normal. I weighed myself at my mum's and I am below 11 st for the first time in years - not good! Hopefully I will put it back on again soon.

Muser Sun 22-Aug-10 22:26:38

Glad you're feeling better. Losing weight is a bit worrying isn't it? I at least have plenty of spare to survive on. I'm sure soon enough we'll be going in the other direction.

Zatzi Sun 22-Aug-10 23:20:17

Only just found this thread - can I join your club?!!?

So far.... Have been lucky on the sickness front although fed up with boobs being agony!

Can I have your advice? I have not seen a midwife (St Mary's Paddington has "lost" me twice - first appointment is tomorrow) and still don't have a date for my 12 week scan (am 12 and 2 I think!). When I call I'm just passed from pillar to post - anyone else found similar?

Zatzi 05/03 pg#1

Madasajarofwasps Mon 23-Aug-10 08:51:33

Howdy all! I am back from the wilds of Devon grin and am feeling decidedly odd all round at the moment! The nausea is stronger but thankfully confined to the morning and evenings so at least I get a break. I feel very bloated and belchy blush and am huffing and puffing like an old lady! My SIL's eyes nearly popped out of her head when she saw my bump! No hiding it now unless I don a scarf and baggy jumper but its just not the weather for it. My scan is 1.30 this afternoon and I am now going through my usual anxious panic, namely that I get there, wet myself on the couch and the person doing the scan saying there was never a baby in there why did I think I was pregnant?

So I keep telling myself that I have had two BFP's, no period since May, I am sick, I have a bump so what else could it be. I'll be so pleased when its over.

Hi there Zatzi and all other new ladies who have popped in during the last week. Zatzi that sounds so frustrating for you. I am in a rural area so I don't have experience of the problems like that but I think you need to shout! Demand a date for your scan, its not your fault they lost you so why should you suffer! They really should be able to squeeze you in. Good luck with your first appointment and get the mw to promise you a date for your scan. I really hope you get sorted soon.

Good luck to anyone else being scanned soon.

Oh and in case anyone was concerned, I didn't eat any dog food while I was away, that moment passed very quickly!

Finally my thoughts are with jeffily and everyone else having a worrying time. Hugs to you all xxxxx

shitforbrains Mon 23-Aug-10 09:03:30

Any news jeffily?

Hi Zatsi! I am in london too - sadly it's fairly common for things like this to happen!
They lost my notes with DS2.

When they see you they SHOULD get you an urgent scan, especially if you are having the combined test. Don't worry, it all works out, I have also heard St Mary's is pretty good so once you are 'official' it should assume normal routine!

I am ok, a bit worn out, had to cancel a client on Saturday as SPD (now called PGP, for those that care) is getting slowly worse and I didn't fancy lugging lights, tables, backdrops etc to her house.

Had booking appointment on friday, arm is bruised from blood tests, and I have to have diabetes test due to BMI. Bollocks to 'em.

superpenguin Mon 23-Aug-10 09:48:09

Morning all!

Hello medee and mummyGeorgie and zatzi - welcome to the thread!

supersoph I am thinking of you and hope friday brings some more reassuring news.

I am 12 weeks today and getting nervous now as scan tomorrow! confused
My letter said drink a litre of water an hour before the appointment time! To be honest that shouldn't be a problem as I am thirsty all the time and drink loads anyway. It's just the not weeing bit that may be tricky...

medee I also lost weight, and similar to you I am now just below 11 st. (was just below 12 st before). No doubt I'll put it all and more back on over the next few months.
Funny how despite losing weight my clothes still feel tight though. I will have to follow some of your leads and get some maternity stuff soon.

Still feeling sick most of the time but less actual vomiting nowadays. Still exhausted too.

Just thinking, assuming all is ok at scan, we then plan to tell everyone, so by the end of this week everyone we know will know!

How is everyone else?

Campervanfan Mon 23-Aug-10 12:13:09

Hi all, sorry I've not been on here for weeks! Sorry to hear that some of you have had not so good scans/ bleeds. I'm really nervous about the nuchal test because I'm that bit older this time (36) although my odds were really good last time with DD1. How soon do you get your blood test request before your scan? I seem to recall doing the blood test about a week before the scan last time and they told me the results of the nuchal scan on the day?

I'm still feeling mildly but constantly nauseous, peanut butter on toast is a godsend at the moment, thank god peanuts aren't banned any more!

I haven't read back beyond the new thread but hope everyone is OK and we haven't lost any beans in my absence.

My scan is on 7 September, when I'll be 12+2 - it can't come soon enough!

Campervanfan Mon 23-Aug-10 12:15:20

25/02 Spilttheteagain pg#1 16 week check 15/09
27/02 Muser pg#1 20 wk scan 11 Oct
27/02 Mendipgirl pg#2 (DD1) Scan 18/08
01/03 BunderTheBonnet pg#2 (DD3) Kent. Scan 20/8
01/03 Snapdragon3 pg#9 (MMC, DD 3, DS 2, 5 MC) anomaly scan 21/10 GTT 29/11
02/03 AfterIVF pg#1
03/03 Madasajarofwasps pg#3 (DD1 5 DD2 3) Worcester.
03/03 Celia76 pg#3 (DS1 5 & DS2 almost 3)
05/03 Hattie05 pg5 (DD1 7, DD2 3, no. 3 mc, DD3 7mths)
04/03 Bluebeach pg#1 dating scan 20/08
04/03 Jeffily pg#3,(DD1 angel baby, DD2 15months)
04/03 Sam2Oscar DC2
04/03 Carriebadshaw pg#2
06/03 Clucky31 pg#1 12wk scan 25/08/10
07/03 Superpenguin pg#1
07/03 Mixedmama pg#3 (DS1 4.5 and DS2 2.5) London. Scan 23/8
07/03 Flower11 pg#1
07/03 Bevyboo pg#2 (DD3, booking 16/8
08/03 Oceanbreeze pg#1 Booking in 4/8. Scan 29/8
09/03 Penguindreams #1 & 2!
09/03 Pushmepullyou pg#4 3MC, DD20 mo
10/03 EvianBaby pg#2 (DS1 Oct 08)
10/03 Coraltoes pg#1 booking in 11/8/10.
10/03 Sevenbubbles pg#2 (DD1 23.5 months) booking in 02/08/10
10/03 Mama2LeahandAisha pg#3 (DD2, DD1)
11/03 Rayeraye pg#4 (DD aged 3, two angels)
11/03 am988 pg#1
13/03 Polkadottytotty pg#3 (DS1 5.5 and DS2 3.5). Scan 30/08
14/03 Shitforbrains pg#3 (DS1 3 DS2 1)
16/03 Gemmasetters pg#2 (DD 2.5)
17/03 KateandEmsMum pg#5 (DD 3, DD 10 Months)
17/03 MrsMullen pg#1
18/03 EvaLongoria pg#2
20/03 Campervanfan pg#2 (DD born Nov 08) scan 7/9
20/03 Kagey pg#2 (DD Sept 08)
22/03 NoSleepTonight pg#3 (DS1 5.8, DS2 15months)
22/03 Purplefan pg#2 (DD 4.5)
24/03 Snotdroolanddirtybums pg#4 (5, 3 and 2)
24/03 Me23 pg#2(DD 5)booking 27/8 scan 6/9
24/03 Niamh29 (DD1 4yrs, DD2 11months)
25/03 PipPipPip pg#1
26/03 FuzzyWuzzwuzz pg#1
29/03 Emma31177 pg#7 (Ds 14, DD 17 months)
??? SuperSoph73 pg#3 (DS7, DS2)
??? Rain1014 pg#3 (DD8, DD6)
??? Applemuncher pg#1

am988 Mon 23-Aug-10 13:02:32

Hello All,

My nausea is still there unfortunately I'm hoping it will go soon - I'll be 12 wks on Sat .. so there's hope!

campervanfan my scan is also on 7 September. I agree it seems ages. I had some bloods done when I had my booking appointment and the nurse doing the bloods told me that for the nuchal scan the blood need to be done within 24hrs (?) Hopefully everything will go well, I'm not a spring chicken either (34).

I have a question for all, do we stop the folic acid on the 12th week? No one told me anything, it is just from reading ...

mendipgirl Mon 23-Aug-10 13:55:07

Hi All,

I think the blood tests need to be done at the same time (or within 24hrs) of the scan to get the most accurate results. Mine were done straight after.

Folic acid till 12 weeks, but my midwife says no harm takng for longer, so I am basically going to finish the packet I have, which should last a few more weeks and then stop.

Had a meeting with my boss and a couple of colleagues on Friday and we were discussing next year's budgets and how tight they are! My boss actually said "We can't afford for anyone to go on maternity leave next year, so nobody better get pregnant", he's worried he can't afford maternity pay and cover for a job I didn't know what to do so I said nothing, but it was an awkward moment! Still haven't told him the "good" news, but am a bit worried now. I know there's nothing he pratically can do about it, but it is a bit awkward!

On another note, like others on here I am starting to feel better now, still tired, but managed to cook a proper meal last night and ate most of it!! The end of the MS is in sight!!

mendipgirl Mon 23-Aug-10 13:56:12

Oh campervam, agree I am loving the peanut butter on toast, my favourite mid-morning snack! And well done on updating the list!!

Zatzi Mon 23-Aug-10 13:58:53

OMG. They typed my letter wrong so missed first appt with midwife by two hours (13.15 vs 11.15). Now won't have appt until 1st Sept - 13 and 4 by my calculation.

I know some of you have had much worse things and my heart goes out to you, can't imagine what you're going through. Just feel so frustrated and let down. Thought this was what we all paid tax for...

mendipgirl Mon 23-Aug-10 14:23:38

Zatzi, I would be so annoyed by this, you should see someone before 13 weeks and presumably you haven't been booked in for a scan either. Do they know it will by 13 weeks by the time you see them?

Zatzi Mon 23-Aug-10 14:38:35

Yeah, they know - they've "lost" me once and "never heard of me" to begin with... GP has asked three times that I be given priority as they were running behind.... Thank god, kept my temper (rare!) and receptionist took pity on me so has booked scan for before booking appt.

On top of this I am still fuming that the health visitor told my SIL about it by email before I'd told anyone in the family (I was 10 weeks and hospital still claiming to have never heard of me...)

Keep verging on screaming / crying - not helped by fact DH is abroad and communications are down at the mo.... Fingers crossed we can speak tonight / tomorrow.

Am I just being really unlucky??

Zatzi Mon 23-Aug-10 14:40:33

PS Mendipgirl, I grew up in the Mendips - perhaps I should move back for better treatment! Where abouts are you? (no worries if you don't want to say!) xxxx

Oceanbreeze Mon 23-Aug-10 15:28:10

Welcome Medee and Zatzi (and anyone else I may have missed)

Thanks for the info on scans & bladders. Unfortunately where I am they are still very firm and specific (and not a little scary) on this issue - still will just have to do the best I can.

So sorry you have been so messed about Zatzi really would have driven me bonkers. Not surprised you lost your temper...and am speechless about the health visitor informing SIL. Hope you get smooth sailing from here.

Campervanfan also worried about nuchal scan. Am getting increasingly anxious as the time gets closer. Although obviously desperate to get it done at the same time. I'm older than you, so on paper my odds are shocking.

Had a brief look at prams etc in shops on Saturday. Not ready to buy or anything yet of course, just thought I'd get a head start on the info as am feeling completely clueless. Must say the trip didn't help. And the assistant had a queue of about 15 people on a clipboard who were waiting for help. I ran away whimpering slightly grin

Larty74 Mon 23-Aug-10 16:00:39

Oceanbreeze

I'm obsessed with looking at prams, er, rather travel systems online but haven't gone into a shop yet for fear of seeing someone I know. the downside of being a nursery school teacher in a small village. word gets around real fast.

also feeling completely clueless. confused

Madasajarofwasps Mon 23-Aug-10 18:01:46

Well the scan was fine and I am a week ahead of my dates so am 13+1 instead of 12+2 so my due date is 27/02 now! I am staying here though if you don't mind wink.

I had a scary moment with a traffic jam and too much water drunk so I was 10 mins late for the appointment so I had to wait a bit longer - agony!! The bean is lovely and wriggly and there is only one! (the lady in front found out she was having twins!)

So its very real now and I am a very excited bunny. I think I was more nervous than I cared to admit so the relief is fantastic.

Hello everybody! Haven't checked in for a bit as I've been so utterly, utterly knackered.

Welcome to the new guys, and Zatzi I too am horrified at your hospital/health visitor etc. You have been treated appallingly, and it's a stressful enough time without that sort of nonsense!

Congratulations on your scan madas, great to hear the bean is a wriggler smile

mendip, your boss is going to be very embarrassed now when you tell him you are pregnant, what an awkward one!

I love my new mat jeans. It's magic to not have bits digging in. And they have speeded up going to the loo no end as the button/fly are all fake and you just whip the trousers up and down. I am going to the loo a lot so this is a nice timesaver wink

Madasajarofwasps Mon 23-Aug-10 19:29:37

Just an update - I am now due date buddies with muser and mendipgirl <waves>

25/02 Spilttheteagain pg#1 16 week check 15/09
27/02 Muser pg#1 20 wk scan 11 Oct
27/02 Mendipgirl pg#2 (DD1) Scan 18/08
27/02 Madasajarofwasps pg#3 (DD 5yrs DD 4yrs) Worcester
01/03 BunderTheBonnet pg#2 (DD3) Kent. Scan 20/8
01/03 Snapdragon3 pg#9 (MMC, DD 3, DS 2, 5 MC) anomaly scan 21/10 GTT 29/11
02/03 AfterIVF pg#1
03/03 Celia76 pg#3 (DS1 5 & DS2 almost 3)
05/03 Hattie05 pg5 (DD1 7, DD2 3, no. 3 mc, DD3 7mths)
04/03 Bluebeach pg#1 dating scan 20/08
04/03 Jeffily pg#3,(DD1 angel baby, DD2 15months)
04/03 Sam2Oscar DC2
04/03 Carriebadshaw pg#2
06/03 Clucky31 pg#1 12wk scan 25/08/10
07/03 Superpenguin pg#1
07/03 Mixedmama pg#3 (DS1 4.5 and DS2 2.5) London. Scan 23/8
07/03 Flower11 pg#1
07/03 Bevyboo pg#2 (DD3, booking 16/8
08/03 Oceanbreeze pg#1 Booking in 4/8. Scan 29/8
09/03 Penguindreams #1 & 2!
09/03 Pushmepullyou pg#4 3MC, DD20 mo
10/03 EvianBaby pg#2 (DS1 Oct 08)
10/03 Coraltoes pg#1 booking in 11/8/10.
10/03 Sevenbubbles pg#2 (DD1 23.5 months) booking in 02/08/10
10/03 Mama2LeahandAisha pg#3 (DD2, DD1)
11/03 Rayeraye pg#4 (DD aged 3, two angels)
11/03 am988 pg#1
13/03 Polkadottytotty pg#3 (DS1 5.5 and DS2 3.5). Scan 30/08
14/03 Shitforbrains pg#3 (DS1 3 DS2 1)
16/03 Gemmasetters pg#2 (DD 2.5)
17/03 KateandEmsMum pg#5 (DD 3, DD 10 Months)
17/03 MrsMullen pg#1
18/03 EvaLongoria pg#2
20/03 Campervanfan pg#2 (DD born Nov 08) scan 7/9
20/03 Kagey pg#2 (DD Sept 08)
22/03 NoSleepTonight pg#3 (DS1 5.8, DS2 15months)
22/03 Purplefan pg#2 (DD 4.5)
24/03 Snotdroolanddirtybums pg#4 (5, 3 and 2)
24/03 Me23 pg#2(DD 5)booking 27/8 scan 6/9
24/03 Niamh29 (DD1 4yrs, DD2 11months)
25/03 PipPipPip pg#1
26/03 FuzzyWuzzwuzz pg#1
29/03 Emma31177 pg#7 (Ds 14, DD 17 months)
??? SuperSoph73 pg#3 (DS7, DS2)
??? Rain1014 pg#3 (DD8, DD6)
??? Applemuncher pg#1

niamh29 Mon 23-Aug-10 20:27:04

Anyone else having their third or more? I'm 9 +6 with my third and although I haven't told many people I have had to tell some work people and peoples reactions are really annoying me, all I seem to get is "well you'll be busy!" ammmmmm duh???? I know I'm going to be busy there's no need to keep saying it, and by the way isn't "congratulations" the usual thing to say when someone says they are pregnant!
Sorry to rant but it's making me dread having to tell people, I nearly feel ashamed for having a third child when I'm actually delighted cause I always wanted 3!
Aaaaggggghhhh

Campervanfan Mon 23-Aug-10 21:33:05

Congratulations Niamh! grin

I've been feeling like crap all day, couldn't sleep last night worrying about stupid work things.

me23 Mon 23-Aug-10 21:37:56

The last 2 days I have so much better in terms of sickness and exhaustion I felt vaguely normal today which was great smile still peeing lots and boobs tender.

zatsi with my 1st I also got lost in the system, I didn't get booked until I was 16 weeks and didn't get referred in time to have nuchal scan either. It was a very frustrating and daunting time. I do hope things are sorted out for you.

I have my scan in 2 weeks I'll be 11+4 I'm having the bloods taken exactly a week before, they don't have to be within 24 hours.

Also having my booking in this friday at the hospital, it's a bit annoying that they don't come to my house, a lot of other trusts community midwives do where I train we always do the 1st appt at home, I'm even more annoyed by the fact it is at 8.30am!

polkadottytotty Mon 23-Aug-10 22:31:15

Hello to Medee, Larty and Zatzi (sorry to hear about your bad experience so far)

Glad your scan went so well Madas - must be a huge weight off your mind.

I am also expecting my third Niamh - havn't told anyone from work yet (I'm a teacher and been on school holidays) but I expect I will get several comments along the same lines. My mum wasn't particularly overjoyed when I told her - she thinks I'm creating more work and stress for myself. But like you I've always wanted three (four really - don't tell DH!), and I've always felt like there is someone missing in our little family. Have you told your other DC, are they excited? Mine are 4 and almost 6 and it's so lovely being able to share the experience with them.

Glad lots of us are starting to feel better. I actually fancied and drank a cup of tea this evening for the first time in weeks. Although I'm still needing to get up and go to the loo in the middle of the night and then struggling to get back to sleep. Is anyone still finding this?

Muser Mon 23-Aug-10 22:37:53

Congrats on your third niamh. It's weird how having 3 is seen as so odd now. Loads of my friends are from families of 3. I'm the third of 3, husband is the first of 3. It used to be common enough, you think people wouldn't be so shocked.

EvianBaby Tue 24-Aug-10 09:08:19

Morning girls

Just popping by to say hi to everyone and welcome to the newbies smile

I have my scan at 11.30 this morning and am very apprehensive. I am also having my blood taken whilst I am there. I haven't started drinking my water allocation yet! Going to pop to the loo for one last time (maybe!) before i do. Am not too hung up on drinking the 2 litres/pints (?) that it said in the letter, I didn't last time, I felt too sick, and the sonographer didn't mention it. In fact, she asked me if I wanted to go to the loo straight after she was finished scanning me, before she went through the results with me! Wonder if technology has just got better since that advice was introduced... hmm... One to ponder whilst I am waiting at work this morning.

Sorry, I am rambling! Can you tell I just want 11.30 to be here now?

Mendip - good news that they moved your due date forward a week! Even closer now! I'm secretly hoping that will happen to me but I think if anything they are going to move it back.

Will let everyone know how I get on.

Hope everyone is well and those girls waiting for results get the ones they want and quickly...

EvaLongoria Tue 24-Aug-10 09:53:42

Good Morning All

Just a quick one. I am getting ready for my booking appointment at 11:15. I cant wait. I know not a lot is happening but just to finally move forward makes the pregnancy even more real. Have scan on the 9th Sept.

Good Luck EvianBaby hope all goes well.

mixedmamameansbusiness Tue 24-Aug-10 10:08:56

Morning all.

niamh - I have had lots of comments like that, my dad (who is generally lovely and helpful etc) said "blimey how many are you going to have?" as if this was number 8.

Well had our scan yesterday. I was just saying to DH how I have found all of the staff I have met so far really nice and helpful. Well that changed with the sonographer, who no less than 3 times told me that I had a fat belly and that is why I needed to pull my trousers further down, pictures slightly blurred etc. THEN and this is my pet hate, she asked me my ethnic origin which I chose to be Mixed Other as that is what I consider myself and she said "well you look white" and refused to put what I wanted. I have no problem being white you understand it is just that normally there are variations as in white-british white-european etc and Turkish is often listed separately and I just think it should be my choice and after fat comments I had enough of her anyway.

The nuchal scan was less than one so that is good but I did want to have the test as even though I doubt I would consider a termination (although have never been here so who knows) I felt that if there are any complications I would prefer to be prepared.

Anyway... all good in the mixed household. Sickness still about but just feel better in general. Still quite tired but reading again and managed (just) to stay up till 10pm last night.

Zatzi - I would consider changing hospital personally, I stuck with a really awful service last time thinking it was just my MW etc and honestly from beginning to end was just so disheartened. Can I suggest UCH? It is brilliant (had DS1 there) and many of my friends have been there and ALL have had great experiences.

mixedmamameansbusiness Tue 24-Aug-10 10:09:37

Oh and my dates are exactly right. So today is 12 +1.

polkadottytotty Tue 24-Aug-10 10:20:45

Glad your scan went well mixedmama - although your sonographer was incredibly rude - don't know how they can get away with that tbh. I'm a teacher and if I said that to a pupil I would be out of a job.

Good luck with your appointments Eva and Evian - let us know how you get on.

coraltoes Tue 24-Aug-10 10:20:56

Hi all,
had my scan at 8 this morning, and everything was fine! mini-me was flopping about and waving, nuchal line looked "microscopic" so we just wait on the bloods, but they seemed optimistic, which is a relief.

I've informed work now, and all friends/family, what a lovely load off my shoulders! No more lying! Also feeling a bit better nausea wise, but sleeping very badly. Anyone else just waking at random times for no reason??

I am showing a bit now, which is cool but means my clothes are all too tight. DH was over the moon at the scan, his face lit up with pride!

Zatzi hello, welcome! I have no idea how you didnt murder the idiots. I'd have been fuming!!

Oceanbreeze yep, right with you on the hair. I seem to be plucking all the time!! confused

all the best of luck to the ladies awaiting scans and results and yay to all you who have had good news recently. We're finally heading into our 2nd trimester, ladies!

BramblyHedge Tue 24-Aug-10 11:25:26

Oh I could cry - still no scan letter and I am 12+3. They don't seem to answer their phones either. I bet they will do it for the 2nd Sept at 9am as that is when my biggest baby is starting school for the first time. Ggrr

Anyway might add myself to the stats as fed up with waiting!

25/02 Spilttheteagain pg#1 16 week check 15/09
27/02 Muser pg#1 20 wk scan 11 Oct
27/02 Mendipgirl pg#2 (DD1) Scan 18/08
27/02 Madasajarofwasps pg#3 (DD 5yrs DD 4yrs) Worcester
01/03 BunderTheBonnet pg#2 (DD3) Kent. Scan 20/8
01/03 Snapdragon3 pg#9 (MMC, DD 3, DS 2, 5 MC) anomaly scan 21/10 GTT 29/11
02/03 AfterIVF pg#1
03/03 Celia76 pg#3 (DS1 5 & DS2 almost 3)
05/03 Hattie05 pg5 (DD1 7, DD2 3, no. 3 mc, DD3 7mths)
04/03 Bluebeach pg#1 dating scan 20/08
04/03 Jeffily pg#3,(DD1 angel baby, DD2 15months)
04/03 Sam2Oscar DC2
04/03 Carriebadshaw pg#2
04/03 BramblyHedge pg#3, (DS1 4, DS2 2)
06/03 Clucky31 pg#1 12wk scan 25/08/10
07/03 Superpenguin pg#1
07/03 Mixedmama pg#3 (DS1 4.5 and DS2 2.5) London. Scan 23/8
07/03 Flower11 pg#1
07/03 Bevyboo pg#2 (DD3, booking 16/8
08/03 Oceanbreeze pg#1 Booking in 4/8. Scan 29/8
09/03 Penguindreams #1 & 2!
09/03 Pushmepullyou pg#4 3MC, DD20 mo
10/03 EvianBaby pg#2 (DS1 Oct 08)
10/03 Coraltoes pg#1 booking in 11/8/10.
10/03 Sevenbubbles pg#2 (DD1 23.5 months) booking in 02/08/10
10/03 Mama2LeahandAisha pg#3 (DD2, DD1)
11/03 Rayeraye pg#4 (DD aged 3, two angels)
11/03 am988 pg#1
13/03 Polkadottytotty pg#3 (DS1 5.5 and DS2 3.5). Scan 30/08
14/03 Shitforbrains pg#3 (DS1 3 DS2 1)
16/03 Gemmasetters pg#2 (DD 2.5)
17/03 KateandEmsMum pg#5 (DD 3, DD 10 Months)
17/03 MrsMullen pg#1
18/03 EvaLongoria pg#2
20/03 Campervanfan pg#2 (DD born Nov 08) scan 7/9
20/03 Kagey pg#2 (DD Sept 08)
22/03 NoSleepTonight pg#3 (DS1 5.8, DS2 15months)
22/03 Purplefan pg#2 (DD 4.5)
24/03 Snotdroolanddirtybums pg#4 (5, 3 and 2)
24/03 Me23 pg#2(DD 5)booking 27/8 scan 6/9
24/03 Niamh29 (DD1 4yrs, DD2 11months)
25/03 PipPipPip pg#1
26/03 FuzzyWuzzwuzz pg#1
29/03 Emma31177 pg#7 (Ds 14, DD 17 months)
??? SuperSoph73 pg#3 (DS7, DS2)
??? Rain1014 pg#3 (DD8, DD6)
??? Applemuncher pg#1

KPidgeon Tue 24-Aug-10 12:25:09

Hi all,

Haven't been on for a while as work has been manic- it's all go with you guys isn't it! So exciting to read about the scans- as I mentioned before we go on our delayed honeymoon on my weeks 11-13 so I'm having the scan when I get back, in my 13th week. So looking forward to it. It's a shame it's not earlier because of us being away but then on the plus side the little fetus should be bigger and clearer shouldn't it (well, by a bit)

Still feeling sick- though only being sick after my evening meal now which is an improvement.

Had to tell my other line manager yesterday as work was so manic- lurching from one disaster to another- that I thought I'd pass out if I wasn't allowed to go home. She was v. nice about it.

I live in London and smelling traffic fumes is a killer for me- I guess it's my body saying that it's poison (same with cigarette smoke) so I'm having to hold a scarf up to my nose on my walk to the station! I must look like a nutter.

I'm still not on the list so here it is again- with me!

25/02 Spilttheteagain pg#1 16 week check 15/09
27/02 Muser pg#1 20 wk scan 11 Oct
27/02 Mendipgirl pg#2 (DD1) Scan 18/08
27/02 Madasajarofwasps pg#3 (DD 5yrs DD 4yrs) Worcester
01/03 BunderTheBonnet pg#2 (DD3) Kent. Scan 20/8
01/03 Snapdragon3 pg#9 (MMC, DD 3, DS 2, 5 MC) anomaly scan 21/10 GTT 29/11
02/03 AfterIVF pg#1
03/03 Celia76 pg#3 (DS1 5 & DS2 almost 3)
05/03 Hattie05 pg5 (DD1 7, DD2 3, no. 3 mc, DD3 7mths)
04/03 Bluebeach pg#1 dating scan 20/08
04/03 Jeffily pg#3,(DD1 angel baby, DD2 15months)
04/03 Sam2Oscar DC2
04/03 Carriebadshaw pg#2
04/03 BramblyHedge pg#3, (DS1 4, DS2 2)
06/03 Clucky31 pg#1 12wk scan 25/08/10
07/03 Superpenguin pg#1
07/03 Mixedmama pg#3 (DS1 4.5 and DS2 2.5) London. Scan 23/8
07/03 Flower11 pg#1
07/03 Bevyboo pg#2 (DD3, booking 16/8
08/03 Oceanbreeze pg#1 Booking in 4/8. Scan 29/8
09/03 Penguindreams #1 & 2!
09/03 Pushmepullyou pg#4 3MC, DD20 mo
10/03 EvianBaby pg#2 (DS1 Oct 08)
10/03 Coraltoes pg#1 booking in 11/8/10.
10/03 Sevenbubbles pg#2 (DD1 23.5 months) booking in 02/08/10
10/03 Mama2LeahandAisha pg#3 (DD2, DD1)
11/03 Rayeraye pg#4 (DD aged 3, two angels)
11/03 am988 pg#1
13/03 Polkadottytotty pg#3 (DS1 5.5 and DS2 3.5). Scan 30/08
14/03 Shitforbrains pg#3 (DS1 3 DS2 1)
16/03 Gemmasetters pg#2 (DD 2.5)
17/03 KateandEmsMum pg#5 (DD 3, DD 10 Months)
17/03 MrsMullen pg#1
18/03 EvaLongoria pg#2
20/03 Campervanfan pg#2 (DD born Nov 08) scan 7/9
20/03 Kagey pg#2 (DD Sept 08)
22/03 NoSleepTonight pg#3 (DS1 5.8, DS2 15months)
22/03 Purplefan pg#2 (DD 4.5)
24/03 Snotdroolanddirtybums pg#4 (5, 3 and 2)
24/03 Me23 pg#2(DD 5)booking 27/8 scan 6/9
24/03 Niamh29 (DD1 4yrs, DD2 11months)
25/03 PipPipPip pg#1
26/03 FuzzyWuzzwuzz pg#1
26/03? KPidgeon pg#1 (I think)
29/03 Emma31177 pg#7 (Ds 14, DD 17 months)
??? SuperSoph73 pg#3 (DS7, DS2)
??? Rain1014 pg#3 (DD8, DD6)
??? Applemuncher pg#1

am988 Tue 24-Aug-10 12:41:42

Hi All,
Soo good to have all the scan news coming in - it is so exciting. That makes me want mine to be closer of course! - well who doesn't really. Still two weeks to wait tho

It is very annoying for those who feel left out in the system - incredibly so. Believe me I understand. Unfortunately I was once told it coud be better to 'scream' and 'make some noise' and act unpolitely because then you may get somewhere. Although it is not nice. Brambleyhedge is there a way you could go there perhaps? Not practical of course..

For those of us who are waking up at odd hours or not sleeping properly - oh i'm one of them, there are useful tips on the babycentre website. My waking hour is normally about 3:30!!! And amongst other things, I also think about work - silly me.

By any chance is there anyone who is booked at or has experienec with Princess Alexandra Hospital - Harlow? Thank you!

jeffily Tue 24-Aug-10 12:43:47

Hello all

Haven't been checking in and haven't read through your posts since I last did- all feels too worrying still that my preg will not be continuing. But I hope everyone is well and that scans have been fab for you all and that you are all coming out of the sickness period.

Just thought I would update you on what is going on with us. We've got a risk of 1:80 with the bloods for Downs- which is better than I was fearing after the big nuchal measurement. There is still a huge mountain to climb ahead of us of potential problems and risks- we have a scan tomorrow to see what the deal is with the abdominal abruption, it is possible that it is strongly related to Edwards syndrome (1:2) but it might be totally unrelated, so just waiting to see with that. We then have a heart scan on 7th Sept, if all is well with the tummy to check the heart. We're going to go for CVS testing as we have decided after much soul searching that we would not go on with the pregnancy if the baby does have downs, and our risk of miscarriage if we do is less than the risk of downs. So there are more days of waiting and worrying ahead of me. I hope that I will be back, with good news in a week or so, and that I will continue on this wonderful journey with you you, but if not then I genuinely wish you all much, much happiness with your little ones. May your pregnancies be happy and worry free.

I'll be back to let you know either way.
Much love J

sam26oscar Tue 24-Aug-10 13:22:24

Hi everyone, jeffily so sorry to hear your'e still uncertain with your pg sad.
I have had my dating scan this morning and they put me ahead by 3 days yay!! i know its only 3 days but that makes a huge difference in being just over 12 weeks to 12+5 days now smile also a few days closer to not feeling nauseous???!!! i have my nuchal scan tomorrow and have blood test at 10.20am then at 11.20 am have got scan, like i said before am fully expecting results there and then! I am 40 so my odds are significantly higher before i even start!! Fingers crossed for those still uncertain, good luck to those having a scan soon grin by the way DH came to the scan and has made him loads more chatty about it now!! think it sunk in there is something in there not just fat blush !!

Larty74 Tue 24-Aug-10 13:23:26

Lots of love and thoughts, prayers, and whatever else works going out to you jeffily

superpenguin Tue 24-Aug-10 13:26:17

Hello everyone,
My, it's been a busy day for scans!

I also had my scan this morning and am over the moon, can't stop smiling! grin

It was absolutely amazing to see my little baby there on the screen, I was totally transfixed! Good news, they confirmed there is only one in there! and we could see all the major parts - head, body, arms, legs, and could see the little heart beating.
Oh and the crown to rump measurement was 6cm which they say puts me at 12+4 and my due date forward to 4th March! I was convinced it was going to go the other way as thought I had ovulated late, so either I was totally out with my ovulation or this baby is a fast grower!

Got a photo too, I will see if I can figure out how to get it onto the computer at some point in the future!

And for an added bonus they actually managed to get blood out of my hopeless veins too!

They didn't tell me the nuchal measurement then, they wait until the bloods have been tested and then write with the combined results probably next week.

DH and I are so happy and now telling everyone we know the news!
grin grin grin

Larty74 Tue 24-Aug-10 13:34:53

Great news superpenguin! My due dates the 4th as well, but sounds likely to change once you get the scan!

Geez can time go any slower - C'MON 4th Sept!

mixedmamameansbusiness Tue 24-Aug-10 13:47:05

Jeffily - thinking of you still.

sevenbubbles Tue 24-Aug-10 15:33:23

Jeffily so sorry to hear what you are going through. Big hugs

Madasajarofwasps Tue 24-Aug-10 17:10:15

Jeffily I am praying for you. You really don't deserve to have all this worry again. Waiting is so hard. Take care xxx

BramblyHedge Tue 24-Aug-10 17:11:00

Sorry to hear about your worries Jeffily.

Having spoken to hospital, another hospital and midwives again they say I have to call every day and hope for a nuchal scan cancellation (ie. some poor person miscarrying). Very practical with two kids (2 and 4) and a partner who works an hour away. I asked if there were any other options and they said no, and I might not even get a scan!! So have found out I can have a private scan at the private bit of the same hospital for £177. Going to book it tomorrow as could do without the stress (the NHS lady didn't even suggest this as an option which I thought was a bit crap).

I really don't get why I have been left out - I did everything I should in good time. Oh well, just want the scan, that's the main thing.

PipPipPip Tue 24-Aug-10 17:20:38

Hi everyone and special hi to newbies,

I haven't been on for a while so I thought I'd give a little update on how I am.

I spent the weekend camping at a music festival. I was camping with a bunch of friends (late 20s, early 30s) half of whom knew I was pregnant, half didn't. It was fun keeping the secret - accepting the odd drink, only to pass it to a friend etc.

I am pleased that I managed to enjoy a music festival without drinking or smoking.

It was an exhausting weekend, though, with lots of physical activity (dancing, carrying the camping gear, walking through mud, standing all day etc) so have come back with a cold.

Other than that, I'm feeling fine. Looking forwards to getting organised with scan, doctors etc.

Good to hear of everyone's experiences, both good and bad. You really are a lovely bunch!

Jeffily my thoughts are with you and your partner. Wishing you the very best.

PipPipPip

PipPipPip Tue 24-Aug-10 17:24:04

PS. Earlier, KPidgeon asked for excuses on not drinking.

My advise is to simply accept a drink (perhaps you can say "just a small one, thanks") and then either a) drink very slowly b) not drink it at all or c) pass it to your partner or friend.

Accepting seems to throw people off the scent. In my experience, people aren't very observant!

sarahmia Tue 24-Aug-10 18:22:54

jeffily i know i dont come on here very often but i just want you to know that i really know wwhat your going through, we were told the same thing last time and had 2 weeks of hell before we went back to have another look. sadly our story didnt end well but i know ppl who's did... i just wish you the strength to get through this time and im thinking of you.

EvianBaby Tue 24-Aug-10 20:26:59

jeffily first of all I just wanted to say again how sorry I am that you are going through this. It must be one of the hardest things that anyone would have to deal with. I truly hope that everything works out for you. You are so gracious to be wishing everyone else well when you must just want to cry and feel upset. You deserve for the next results to be positive. I'm thinking of you.

EvianBaby Tue 24-Aug-10 20:55:35

Hi everyone

Well this thread has been so busy today and there's been so many scans etc. Lovely to hear of all the good news (unfortunately mixed in with some sad). It's lovely to hear about other people's experiences.

I had my scan today, I'm so relieved that everything looked ok. They took my blood (for the Nuchal screening combined result), and said that unless I hear by Thursday afternoon then I can assume everything is ok with the result. I'm obviously hoping that I don't get a phone call. My due date is exactly as I thought and not what my midwife said luckily, as 'my' date was two days earlier (!), so I am still due 10th March. Two days makes all the difference at the end I seem to remember from last time!

It is lovely being able to tell more people, it's been such a nice day. More people to tell tomorrow but i'm so tired that the rest of the phone calls and texts will have to wait. I somehow find the energy to update you all though smile

Hope everyone is well. Take care x

Kagey Tue 24-Aug-10 21:12:17

Oh Jeffily I am not sure what to say but wishing you and baby all the very best.

Clucky yes I hope to stay at QMS as I had my DD there, but it all depends over the next few months if they close some of it down. My other options would be PRUH or QEH but I think I would transfer to DVH in Dartford.

Pip did you go to V? I am so jealous if you did as I would have loved to have gone. However morning sickness is still nasty so not an option at all

Welcome all new posters to the thread

KPidgeon Tue 24-Aug-10 21:40:40

Thanks PipPipPip- I did, in the end, have a thimbleful of champagne- as it was my boss's daughter's 21st birthday there was no way I could say no without owning up. I drank it over about an hour so I'm sure no harm done. That's it- no more social life for me until I come clean because I'm no good at lying!

Muser Tue 24-Aug-10 22:00:38

I've had a few glasses of champagne and wine since getting pregnant KP. The odd glass won't do you any harm, even 1 glass once a week would be ok.

PipPipPip Wed 25-Aug-10 00:08:17

Hi ladies,

Kagey I didn't go to V Festival, but to a festival in Wales called Green Man Festival. Lots of fun, folkey vibe.

KPigeon and Muser I've been pretty relaxed about drinking since I got pregnant. This isn't because I'm a selfless demented cow, but because I've read quite a bit about drinking in pregnancy and I feel that a couple of drinks a week will be fine.

Obviously this is a personal choice - I'm not suggesting I am correct/right/an expert.

But I feel that I'll be fine if I eat well, exercise and don't drink more than 1-2 units a couple of times a week.

Both my mother and mother-in-law support me on this, and say "oh, we all drank back then".

I wonder what everyone else thinks about this?

Larty74 Wed 25-Aug-10 08:19:12

I'm with the whole "back then" mindset. think of all the things they didn't have in those days - and those day before them, and so on. somehow we all ended up here alright!

Sadly I've completely gone off alchohol anyway - for the time being.

polkadottytotty Wed 25-Aug-10 09:21:38

Hello all

Keep your chin up jeffily - hope you get some better news soon.
Glad to hear your scan went well Evian.

I quite fancied going to the Green Man Pip - my colleagues son was playing there, in a band called Evening Chorus, only seen them on Youtube but they seemed very good.

Regarding alcohol - my midwife told me at booking in, that the 'safe' limit is 2 units twice a week with at least 4 'dry' nights.

I had a mad craving for beer the other day and had one - it was lovely.

KPidgeon Wed 25-Aug-10 10:06:15

That's a relief- I mainly don't feel like drinking as I've been so nauseous but also feel that it's better to be safe than sorry. My MIL was the same though- said they all drank in the 70's! I'm sure it won't do any harm but I have a fairly low tolerance and so I'd rather go without.

Saying that I plan to breastfeed so does that mean no nice glass of red for me for ohhh- another year or more? Ouch!

I feel like I've turned a corner on my sickness in the last day or so- but am only 9 and half weeks so don't want to tempt fate by relaxing into this.. the vomiting could still make a come back!

Anyone else start to feel better before the 12 weeks? (hope, hope!)

Zatzi Wed 25-Aug-10 11:47:42

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Zatzi Wed 25-Aug-10 11:49:42

Having just got back from scan, Jeffily I feel for you even more now. You must be so worried but you have all our thoughts with you.

I was very happy that mine looked fine and my due date has been confirmed so have added myself to the list. Baby was outrageously badly behaved and stood on its head most of the time I was there (hope not a sign of life to come!). I was made to lie on my side, then go to the loo(?!) and finally go for a ten minute walk - still barely kept still for a second but luckily just long enough to be measured. Just suck a joy (and relief!) to see it moving around and hear its heart beating.

25/02 Spilttheteagain pg#1 16 week check 15/09
27/02 Muser pg#1 20 wk scan 11 Oct
27/02 Mendipgirl pg#2 (DD1) Scan 18/08
27/02 Madasajarofwasps pg#3 (DD 5yrs DD 4yrs) Worcester
01/03 BunderTheBonnet pg#2 (DD3) Kent. Scan 20/8
01/03 Snapdragon3 pg#9 (MMC, DD 3, DS 2, 5 MC) anomaly scan 21/10 GTT 29/11
02/03 AfterIVF pg#1
03/03 Celia76 pg#3 (DS1 5 & DS2 almost 3)
05/03 Hattie05 pg5 (DD1 7, DD2 3, no. 3 mc, DD3 7mths)
04/03 Bluebeach pg#1 dating scan 20/08
04/03 Jeffily pg#3,(DD1 angel baby, DD2 15months)
04/03 Sam2Oscar DC2
04/03 Carriebadshaw pg#2
04/03 BramblyHedge pg#3, (DS1 4, DS2 2)
05/03 Zatzi pg#1 12wk scan 25/08/10
06/03 Clucky31 pg#1 12wk scan 25/08/10
07/03 Superpenguin pg#1
07/03 Mixedmama pg#3 (DS1 4.5 and DS2 2.5) London. Scan 23/8
07/03 Flower11 pg#1
07/03 Bevyboo pg#2 (DD3, booking 16/8
08/03 Oceanbreeze pg#1 Booking in 4/8. Scan 29/8
09/03 Penguindreams #1 & 2!
09/03 Pushmepullyou pg#4 3MC, DD20 mo
10/03 EvianBaby pg#2 (DS1 Oct 08)
10/03 Coraltoes pg#1 booking in 11/8/10.
10/03 Sevenbubbles pg#2 (DD1 23.5 months) booking in 02/08/10
10/03 Mama2LeahandAisha pg#3 (DD2, DD1)
11/03 Rayeraye pg#4 (DD aged 3, two angels)
11/03 am988 pg#1
13/03 Polkadottytotty pg#3 (DS1 5.5 and DS2 3.5). Scan 30/08
14/03 Shitforbrains pg#3 (DS1 3 DS2 1)
16/03 Gemmasetters pg#2 (DD 2.5)
17/03 KateandEmsMum pg#5 (DD 3, DD 10 Months)
17/03 MrsMullen pg#1
18/03 EvaLongoria pg#2
20/03 Campervanfan pg#2 (DD born Nov 08) scan 7/9
20/03 Kagey pg#2 (DD Sept 08)
22/03 NoSleepTonight pg#3 (DS1 5.8, DS2 15months)
22/03 Purplefan pg#2 (DD 4.5)
24/03 Snotdroolanddirtybums pg#4 (5, 3 and 2)
24/03 Me23 pg#2(DD 5)booking 27/8 scan 6/9
24/03 Niamh29 (DD1 4yrs, DD2 11months)
25/03 PipPipPip pg#1
26/03 FuzzyWuzzwuzz pg#1
29/03 Emma31177 pg#7 (Ds 14, DD 17 months)
??? SuperSoph73 pg#3 (DS7, DS2)
??? Rain1014 pg#3 (DD8, DD6)
??? Applemuncher pg#1

sam26oscar Wed 25-Aug-10 13:40:21

jeffily am thinking about you today and hope you get good news.
Have just returned from nuchal scan and good news grin my odds were 1:100 cos of my old age wink, and after bloods and scan adjusted to 1:1042 [ grin ] was sooo lovely and now, finally, i am starting to feel more positive!! It was wriggling and sucking its thumb!! Even heard the heartbeat [ smile] it was well worth the money to have results there and then i was in and out in 1hr 45 mins!!

Good luck to everyone having scans in next few days, really hope you all have good news, xx

doubleshotlatte Wed 25-Aug-10 15:45:54

Hi,
I've been lurking.... I'm 40, by my calculations my due date is 11th March '11, DD1 is about 2.5....

....but thought I'd post here today as my scan is tomorrow and reading about all your positive scan stories has given me so much hope. Specially love the descriptions of the little ones wriggling about grin

I was going to wait until scan before I jumped in here because I'm so apprehensive confused for tomorrow. We had a MC last year and memories of going to EPAU and seeing U/S monitor showing nothing there still haunts me sad. I had had some spotting in the days preceding, so some advance warning. It turned out to be an Embryonic pregnancy (I hate the term blighted ovum), it hadn't developed after 6 wks and got reabsorbed sad. Natural MC followed soon after. Couldn't go thru that again.

So, anyway, here's hoping for the best for my scan and that I'll join you on here for the next 6 months...
x

PipPipPip Wed 25-Aug-10 15:56:16

Hi doubleshotlatte, good luck at the scan tomorrow. Whatever the result, there's a big tribe of women here going through similar feelings and really wishing you the very very best.

Madasajarofwasps Wed 25-Aug-10 16:00:27

Hello doubleshotlatte (like the name btw - how I wish I could drink coffee again grin)

I just wanted to say that I completely understand your apprehension. I am so sorry for your loss last year. I really hope it all goes well tomorrow, will be thinking of you.

Right I really must steel myself and head out in the rain to walk the dog and air the children - they are going stir crazy. Some puddle jumping is required - where has summer gone???!

Madasajarofwasps Wed 25-Aug-10 16:07:51

Forgot to add - yay to Zatzi and Sam I hope you are both feeling reassured and a bit more relaxed now.

Personally I refused the blood tests as I know that if they came back high risk I couldn't go through an amniocentesis to find out for sure. Didn't have the nuchal scan either, not that I think the hospital offered it. That's just me.

Still thinking of Jeffily I really hope there is good news soon.

doubleshotlatte Wed 25-Aug-10 18:28:45

Thanks pippip and madas it helps to know there are others out there who've been thru similar feelings. They will be doing the nuchal as well, results after a while I think.

Off to fight feed DD1 her dinner and "do" bedtime hmm
Back tomorrow!
x

Muser Wed 25-Aug-10 19:10:38

Best of luck doubleshotlatte I hope all goes well. I had an ectopic pregnancy in February and hearing them say "I'm sorry we can't see anything" haunted me through all my scans. But this time round everything was grand. I hope it's the same for you.

BramblyHedge Wed 25-Aug-10 20:08:57

They NHS took pity on me and I got a last minute scan today - am further along than I thought which is confusing.

Have amended the stats:

25/02 Spilttheteagain pg#1 16 week check 15/09
27/02 Muser pg#1 20 wk scan 11 Oct
27/02 Mendipgirl pg#2 (DD1) Scan 18/08
27/02 Madasajarofwasps pg#3 (DD 5yrs DD 4yrs) Worcester
28/02 BramblyHedge pg#3, (DS1 4, DS2 2)
01/03 BunderTheBonnet pg#2 (DD3) Kent. Scan 20/8
01/03 Snapdragon3 pg#9 (MMC, DD 3, DS 2, 5 MC) anomaly scan 21/10 GTT 29/11
02/03 AfterIVF pg#1
03/03 Celia76 pg#3 (DS1 5 & DS2 almost 3)
05/03 Hattie05 pg5 (DD1 7, DD2 3, no. 3 mc, DD3 7mths)
04/03 Bluebeach pg#1 dating scan 20/08
04/03 Jeffily pg#3,(DD1 angel baby, DD2 15months)
04/03 Sam2Oscar DC2
04/03 Carriebadshaw pg#2
05/03 Zatzi pg#1 12wk scan 25/08/10
06/03 Clucky31 pg#1 12wk scan 25/08/10
07/03 Superpenguin pg#1
07/03 Mixedmama pg#3 (DS1 4.5 and DS2 2.5) London. Scan 23/8
07/03 Flower11 pg#1
07/03 Bevyboo pg#2 (DD3, booking 16/8
08/03 Oceanbreeze pg#1 Booking in 4/8. Scan 29/8
09/03 Penguindreams #1 & 2!
09/03 Pushmepullyou pg#4 3MC, DD20 mo
10/03 EvianBaby pg#2 (DS1 Oct 08)
10/03 Coraltoes pg#1 booking in 11/8/10.
10/03 Sevenbubbles pg#2 (DD1 23.5 months) booking in 02/08/10
10/03 Mama2LeahandAisha pg#3 (DD2, DD1)
11/03 Rayeraye pg#4 (DD aged 3, two angels)
11/03 am988 pg#1
13/03 Polkadottytotty pg#3 (DS1 5.5 and DS2 3.5). Scan 30/08
14/03 Shitforbrains pg#3 (DS1 3 DS2 1)
16/03 Gemmasetters pg#2 (DD 2.5)
17/03 KateandEmsMum pg#5 (DD 3, DD 10 Months)
17/03 MrsMullen pg#1
18/03 EvaLongoria pg#2
20/03 Campervanfan pg#2 (DD born Nov 08) scan 7/9
20/03 Kagey pg#2 (DD Sept 08)
22/03 NoSleepTonight pg#3 (DS1 5.8, DS2 15months)
22/03 Purplefan pg#2 (DD 4.5)
24/03 Snotdroolanddirtybums pg#4 (5, 3 and 2)
24/03 Me23 pg#2(DD 5)booking 27/8 scan 6/9
24/03 Niamh29 (DD1 4yrs, DD2 11months)
25/03 PipPipPip pg#1
26/03 FuzzyWuzzwuzz pg#1
29/03 Emma31177 pg#7 (Ds 14, DD 17 months)
??? SuperSoph73 pg#3 (DS7, DS2)
??? Rain1014 pg#3 (DD8, DD6)
??? Applemuncher pg#1

Madasajarofwasps Wed 25-Aug-10 21:05:21

Yay Brambly that's fab that you finally got your scan. You are due the day after me smile. How many weeks did you think you were?

LucyHoneychurch Wed 25-Aug-10 21:58:37

Hi everyone

I was a bit scared about joining until I had my first scan. Pleased to say it went well so am adding my stats below. Hope I have got it right and I'm not mucking it up for everyone!

Looking forward to getting to know you all.

25/02 Spilttheteagain pg#1 16 week check 15/09
27/02 Muser pg#1 20 wk scan 11 Oct
27/02 Mendipgirl pg#2 (DD1) Scan 18/08
27/02 Madasajarofwasps pg#3 (DD 5yrs DD 4yrs) Worcester
28/02 BramblyHedge pg#3, (DS1 4, DS2 2)
01/03 BunderTheBonnet pg#2 (DD3) Kent. Scan 20/8
01/03 Snapdragon3 pg#9 (MMC, DD 3, DS 2, 5 MC) anomaly scan 21/10 GTT 29/11
02/03 AfterIVF pg#1
03/03 Celia76 pg#3 (DS1 5 & DS2 almost 3)
05/03 Hattie05 pg5 (DD1 7, DD2 3, no. 3 mc, DD3 7mths)
04/03 Bluebeach pg#1 dating scan 20/08
04/03 Jeffily pg#3,(DD1 angel baby, DD2 15months)
04/03 Sam2Oscar DC2
04/03 Carriebadshaw pg#2
05/03 Zatzi pg#1 12wk scan 25/08/10
06/03 Clucky31 pg#1 12wk scan 25/08/10
07/03 Superpenguin pg#1
07/03 Mixedmama pg#3 (DS1 4.5 and DS2 2.5) London. Scan 23/8
07/03 Flower11 pg#1
07/03 Bevyboo pg#2 (DD3, booking 16/8
08/03 Oceanbreeze pg#1 Booking in 4/8. Scan 29/8
09/03 Penguindreams #1 & 2!
09/03 Pushmepullyou pg#4 3MC, DD20 mo
10/03 EvianBaby pg#2 (DS1 Oct 08)
10/03 Coraltoes pg#1 booking in 11/8/10.
10/03 Sevenbubbles pg#2 (DD1 23.5 months) booking in 02/08/10
10/03 Mama2LeahandAisha pg#3 (DD2, DD1)
11/03 Rayeraye pg#4 (DD aged 3, two angels)
11/03 am988 pg#1
13/03 Polkadottytotty pg#3 (DS1 5.5 and DS2 3.5). Scan 30/08
14/03 Shitforbrains pg#3 (DS1 3 DS2 1)
16/03 Gemmasetters pg#2 (DD 2.5)
17/03 KateandEmsMum pg#5 (DD 3, DD 10 Months)
17/03 MrsMullen pg#1
18/03 EvaLongoria pg#2
20/03 Campervanfan pg#2 (DD born Nov 08) scan 7/9
20/03 Kagey pg#2 (DD Sept 08)
21/03 LucyHoneychurch pg#2 (DD 2.2)
22/03 NoSleepTonight pg#3 (DS1 5.8, DS2 15months)
22/03 Purplefan pg#2 (DD 4.5)
24/03 Snotdroolanddirtybums pg#4 (5, 3 and 2)
24/03 Me23 pg#2(DD 5)booking 27/8 scan 6/9
24/03 Niamh29 (DD1 4yrs, DD2 11months)
25/03 PipPipPip pg#1
26/03 FuzzyWuzzwuzz pg#1
29/03 Emma31177 pg#7 (Ds 14, DD 17 months)
??? SuperSoph73 pg#3 (DS7, DS2)
??? Rain1014 pg#3 (DD8, DD6)
??? Applemuncher pg#1

Clucky31 Thu 26-Aug-10 09:20:58

Morning all,

Welcome and congratulations to all the newbies on this thread and congratulations to all who have had good news from scans over the last few days.
Still thinking of Jeffily and hoping for good news.

Well, I had my dating/nuchal scan yesterday. Had a similar experience to you Zatzi in the baby just wasn't playing ball - was sitting down and refusing to pose making it very hard to get the crown to rump measurement.
Eventually the sonographer sent me off to the loo and when I came back said she would have a go at scanning transvaginally. Had the slightly comedic experience of watching her roll a durex onto the probe whilst DH sat there looking a bit green
It seemed to work and saw the most amazing images of little bean wriggling and rolling about and even better to hear that everything is all present and correct at this stage.
Got a massive shock when the sonographer then said, "would you like to know the sex - because the images have been so good I can tell you with about 70% certainty" shock. As we were always intending to find out, we asked her to tell us what she thought but have decided not to tell anyone as I can't say I'm really that convinced!
Have also been put back a couple of days on EDD and am now 12+2 due on 8th March - have amended list below.
Good luck to everyone else having scans over the next few days - it's a truly magical experience.

25/02 Spilttheteagain pg#1 16 week check 15/09
27/02 Muser pg#1 20 wk scan 11 Oct
27/02 Mendipgirl pg#2 (DD1) Scan 18/08
27/02 Madasajarofwasps pg#3 (DD 5yrs DD 4yrs) Worcester
28/02 BramblyHedge pg#3, (DS1 4, DS2 2)
01/03 BunderTheBonnet pg#2 (DD3) Kent. Scan 20/8
01/03 Snapdragon3 pg#9 (MMC, DD 3, DS 2, 5 MC) anomaly scan 21/10 GTT 29/11
02/03 AfterIVF pg#1
03/03 Celia76 pg#3 (DS1 5 & DS2 almost 3)
05/03 Hattie05 pg5 (DD1 7, DD2 3, no. 3 mc, DD3 7mths)
04/03 Bluebeach pg#1 dating scan 20/08
04/03 Jeffily pg#3,(DD1 angel baby, DD2 15months)
04/03 Sam2Oscar DC2
04/03 Carriebadshaw pg#2
05/03 Zatzi pg#1 12wk scan 25/08/10
07/03 Superpenguin pg#1
07/03 Mixedmama pg#3 (DS1 4.5 and DS2 2.5) London. Scan 23/8
07/03 Flower11 pg#1
07/03 Bevyboo pg#2 (DD3, booking 16/8
08/03 Oceanbreeze pg#1 Booking in 4/8. Scan 29/8
08/03 Clucky31 pg#1
09/03 Penguindreams #1 & 2!
09/03 Pushmepullyou pg#4 3MC, DD20 mo
10/03 EvianBaby pg#2 (DS1 Oct 08)
10/03 Coraltoes pg#1 booking in 11/8/10.
10/03 Sevenbubbles pg#2 (DD1 23.5 months) booking in 02/08/10
10/03 Mama2LeahandAisha pg#3 (DD2, DD1)
11/03 Rayeraye pg#4 (DD aged 3, two angels)
11/03 am988 pg#1
13/03 Polkadottytotty pg#3 (DS1 5.5 and DS2 3.5). Scan 30/08
14/03 Shitforbrains pg#3 (DS1 3 DS2 1)
16/03 Gemmasetters pg#2 (DD 2.5)
17/03 KateandEmsMum pg#5 (DD 3, DD 10 Months)
17/03 MrsMullen pg#1
18/03 EvaLongoria pg#2
20/03 Campervanfan pg#2 (DD born Nov 08) scan 7/9
20/03 Kagey pg#2 (DD Sept 08)
22/03 NoSleepTonight pg#3 (DS1 5.8, DS2 15months)
22/03 Purplefan pg#2 (DD 4.5)
24/03 Snotdroolanddirtybums pg#4 (5, 3 and 2)
24/03 Me23 pg#2(DD 5)booking 27/8 scan 6/9
24/03 Niamh29 (DD1 4yrs, DD2 11months)
25/03 PipPipPip pg#1
26/03 FuzzyWuzzwuzz pg#1
29/03 Emma31177 pg#7 (Ds 14, DD 17 months)
??? SuperSoph73 pg#3 (DS7, DS2)
??? Rain1014 pg#3 (DD8, DD6)
??? Applemuncher pg#1

shitforbrains Thu 26-Aug-10 09:38:38

wow clucky, that's rather impressive. 70% is a leeeeeetle bit too vague before spending money on pink or blue yet though eh!

Welcome newbies, I never say names as I cannot remember the names of my own children let alone anyone else.

I am fine. Can still wear normal clothes but as I was a heifer to start with you can't wonder at it really.
Have dug out my old mat wear as I can tell it's only going to be a matter of days before I have to embrace the gut, rather than pretend it's not there.

Is everyone looking forward to Bank Holiday?
I am not - I am covering a wedding on the Sunday, and quite frankly I'd really rather not. But - it's my last job for a while, I need a break so I am not taking any new bookings.

mixedmamameansbusiness Thu 26-Aug-10 09:43:29

Morning all... just checking in.

KPidgeon Thu 26-Aug-10 09:54:37

Och- I'm left off every list! Am I missing something on the mumsnet admin to get included on it- are people just copying and pasting?

Am due 26th March. (I think- haven't had my scan yet)

Pleeeeeeease include me!

Muser Thu 26-Aug-10 10:00:11

It is just a copy and paste job KP, I have no idea why you fell off again! Someone clearly not seeing your post.

Here we go let's try this:

THURSDAY

25/02 Spilttheteagain pg#1 16 week check 15/09
27/02 Muser pg#1 20 wk scan 11 Oct
27/02 Mendipgirl pg#2 (DD1) Scan 18/08
27/02 Madasajarofwasps pg#3 (DD 5yrs DD 4yrs) Worcester
28/02 BramblyHedge pg#3, (DS1 4, DS2 2)
01/03 BunderTheBonnet pg#2 (DD3) Kent. Scan 20/8
01/03 Snapdragon3 pg#9 (MMC, DD 3, DS 2, 5 MC) anomaly scan 21/10 GTT 29/11
02/03 AfterIVF pg#1
03/03 Celia76 pg#3 (DS1 5 & DS2 almost 3)
05/03 Hattie05 pg5 (DD1 7, DD2 3, no. 3 mc, DD3 7mths)
04/03 Bluebeach pg#1 dating scan 20/08
04/03 Jeffily pg#3,(DD1 angel baby, DD2 15months)
04/03 Sam2Oscar DC2
04/03 Carriebadshaw pg#2
05/03 Zatzi pg#1 12wk scan 25/08/10
07/03 Superpenguin pg#1
07/03 Mixedmama pg#3 (DS1 4.5 and DS2 2.5) London. Scan 23/8
07/03 Flower11 pg#1
07/03 Bevyboo pg#2 (DD3, booking 16/8
08/03 Oceanbreeze pg#1 Booking in 4/8. Scan 29/8
08/03 Clucky31 pg#1
09/03 Penguindreams #1 & 2!
09/03 Pushmepullyou pg#4 3MC, DD20 mo
10/03 EvianBaby pg#2 (DS1 Oct 08)
10/03 Coraltoes pg#1 booking in 11/8/10.
10/03 Sevenbubbles pg#2 (DD1 23.5 months) booking in 02/08/10
10/03 Mama2LeahandAisha pg#3 (DD2, DD1)
11/03 Rayeraye pg#4 (DD aged 3, two angels)
11/03 am988 pg#1
13/03 Polkadottytotty pg#3 (DS1 5.5 and DS2 3.5). Scan 30/08
14/03 Shitforbrains pg#3 (DS1 3 DS2 1)
16/03 Gemmasetters pg#2 (DD 2.5)
17/03 KateandEmsMum pg#5 (DD 3, DD 10 Months)
17/03 MrsMullen pg#1
18/03 EvaLongoria pg#2
20/03 Campervanfan pg#2 (DD born Nov 08) scan 7/9
20/03 Kagey pg#2 (DD Sept 08)
22/03 NoSleepTonight pg#3 (DS1 5.8, DS2 15months)
22/03 Purplefan pg#2 (DD 4.5)
24/03 Snotdroolanddirtybums pg#4 (5, 3 and 2)
24/03 Me23 pg#2(DD 5)booking 27/8 scan 6/9
24/03 Niamh29 (DD1 4yrs, DD2 11months)
25/03 PipPipPip pg#1
26/03 FuzzyWuzzwuzz pg#1
26/03? KPidgeon pg#1
29/03 Emma31177 pg#7 (Ds 14, DD 17 months)
??? SuperSoph73 pg#3 (DS7, DS2)
??? Rain1014 pg#3 (DD8, DD6)
??? Applemuncher pg#1

Larty74 Thu 26-Aug-10 10:04:57

I'm not on it either, but I think you add yourself but cut and paste so here it goes. not sure what the page # means tho.

although still waiting for scan, so due date may change. anyway:

25/02 Spilttheteagain pg#1 16 week check 15/09
27/02 Muser pg#1 20 wk scan 11 Oct
27/02 Mendipgirl pg#2 (DD1) Scan 18/08
27/02 Madasajarofwasps pg#3 (DD 5yrs DD 4yrs) Worcester
28/02 BramblyHedge pg#3, (DS1 4, DS2 2)
01/03 BunderTheBonnet pg#2 (DD3) Kent. Scan 20/8
01/03 Snapdragon3 pg#9 (MMC, DD 3, DS 2, 5 MC) anomaly scan 21/10 GTT 29/11
02/03 AfterIVF pg#1
03/03 Celia76 pg#3 (DS1 5 & DS2 almost 3)
05/03 Hattie05 pg5 (DD1 7, DD2 3, no. 3 mc, DD3 7mths)
04/03 Larty 74 dating scan 4/09/10
04/03 Bluebeach pg#1 dating scan 20/08
04/03 Jeffily pg#3,(DD1 angel baby, DD2 15months)
04/03 Sam2Oscar DC2
04/03 Carriebadshaw pg#2
05/03 Zatzi pg#1 12wk scan 25/08/10
07/03 Superpenguin pg#1
07/03 Mixedmama pg#3 (DS1 4.5 and DS2 2.5) London. Scan 23/8
07/03 Flower11 pg#1
07/03 Bevyboo pg#2 (DD3, booking 16/8
08/03 Oceanbreeze pg#1 Booking in 4/8. Scan 29/8
08/03 Clucky31 pg#1
09/03 Penguindreams #1 & 2!
09/03 Pushmepullyou pg#4 3MC, DD20 mo
10/03 EvianBaby pg#2 (DS1 Oct 08)
10/03 Coraltoes pg#1 booking in 11/8/10.
10/03 Sevenbubbles pg#2 (DD1 23.5 months) booking in 02/08/10
10/03 Mama2LeahandAisha pg#3 (DD2, DD1)
11/03 Rayeraye pg#4 (DD aged 3, two angels)
11/03 am988 pg#1
13/03 Polkadottytotty pg#3 (DS1 5.5 and DS2 3.5). Scan 30/08
14/03 Shitforbrains pg#3 (DS1 3 DS2 1)
16/03 Gemmasetters pg#2 (DD 2.5)
17/03 KateandEmsMum pg#5 (DD 3, DD 10 Months)
17/03 MrsMullen pg#1
18/03 EvaLongoria pg#2
20/03 Campervanfan pg#2 (DD born Nov 08) scan 7/9
20/03 Kagey pg#2 (DD Sept 08)
22/03 NoSleepTonight pg#3 (DS1 5.8, DS2 15months)
22/03 Purplefan pg#2 (DD 4.5)
24/03 Snotdroolanddirtybums pg#4 (5, 3 and 2)
24/03 Me23 pg#2(DD 5)booking 27/8 scan 6/9
24/03 Niamh29 (DD1 4yrs, DD2 11months)
25/03 PipPipPip pg#1
26/03 FuzzyWuzzwuzz pg#1
29/03 Emma31177 pg#7 (Ds 14, DD 17 months)
??? SuperSoph73 pg#3 (DS7, DS2)
??? Rain1014 pg#3 (DD8, DD6)
??? Applemuncher pg#1

Go on KP you can do it!

gemma4d Thu 26-Aug-10 10:10:18

Yey - Had my scan, one baby giving me a wave, all as should be. I'm now due 13th so have changed below.

25/02 Spilttheteagain pg#1 16 week check 15/09
27/02 Muser pg#1 20 wk scan 11 Oct
27/02 Mendipgirl pg#2 (DD1) Scan 18/08
27/02 Madasajarofwasps pg#3 (DD 5yrs DD 4yrs) Worcester
28/02 BramblyHedge pg#3, (DS1 4, DS2 2)
01/03 BunderTheBonnet pg#2 (DD3) Kent. Scan 20/8
01/03 Snapdragon3 pg#9 (MMC, DD 3, DS 2, 5 MC) anomaly scan 21/10 GTT 29/11
02/03 AfterIVF pg#1
03/03 Celia76 pg#3 (DS1 5 & DS2 almost 3)
05/03 Hattie05 pg5 (DD1 7, DD2 3, no. 3 mc, DD3 7mths)
04/03 Larty 74 dating scan 4/09/10
04/03 Bluebeach pg#1 dating scan 20/08
04/03 Jeffily pg#3,(DD1 angel baby, DD2 15months)
04/03 Sam2Oscar DC2
04/03 Carriebadshaw pg#2
05/03 Zatzi pg#1 12wk scan 25/08/10
07/03 Superpenguin pg#1
07/03 Mixedmama pg#3 (DS1 4.5 and DS2 2.5) London. Scan 23/8
07/03 Flower11 pg#1
07/03 Bevyboo pg#2 (DD3, booking 16/8
08/03 Oceanbreeze pg#1 Booking in 4/8. Scan 29/8
08/03 Clucky31 pg#1
09/03 Penguindreams #1 & 2!
09/03 Pushmepullyou pg#4 3MC, DD20 mo
10/03 EvianBaby pg#2 (DS1 Oct 08)
10/03 Coraltoes pg#1 booking in 11/8/10.
10/03 Sevenbubbles pg#2 (DD1 23.5 months) booking in 02/08/10
10/03 Mama2LeahandAisha pg#3 (DD2, DD1)
11/03 Rayeraye pg#4 (DD aged 3, two angels)
11/03 am988 pg#1
13/03 Polkadottytotty pg#3 (DS1 5.5 and DS2 3.5). Scan 30/08
13/03 Gemmasetters pg#2 (DD 2.5)
14/03 Shitforbrains pg#3 (DS1 3 DS2 1)
17/03 KateandEmsMum pg#5 (DD 3, DD 10 Months)
17/03 MrsMullen pg#1
18/03 EvaLongoria pg#2
20/03 Campervanfan pg#2 (DD born Nov 08) scan 7/9
20/03 Kagey pg#2 (DD Sept 08)
22/03 NoSleepTonight pg#3 (DS1 5.8, DS2 15months)
22/03 Purplefan pg#2 (DD 4.5)
24/03 Snotdroolanddirtybums pg#4 (5, 3 and 2)
24/03 Me23 pg#2(DD 5)booking 27/8 scan 6/9
24/03 Niamh29 (DD1 4yrs, DD2 11months)
25/03 PipPipPip pg#1
26/03 FuzzyWuzzwuzz pg#1
29/03 Emma31177 pg#7 (Ds 14, DD 17 months)
??? SuperSoph73 pg#3 (DS7, DS2)
??? Rain1014 pg#3 (DD8, DD6)
??? Applemuncher pg#1

BTW, Larty74, pg# is pregnancy number/ number of times you have been pregnant.

Muser Thu 26-Aug-10 10:13:35

pg# is what pregnancy it is. so pg#1 for first, etc. And we just lost KP again. Hang on:

25/02 Spilttheteagain pg#1 16 week check 15/09
27/02 Muser pg#1 20 wk scan 11 Oct
27/02 Mendipgirl pg#2 (DD1) Scan 18/08
27/02 Madasajarofwasps pg#3 (DD 5yrs DD 4yrs) Worcester
28/02 BramblyHedge pg#3, (DS1 4, DS2 2)
01/03 BunderTheBonnet pg#2 (DD3) Kent. Scan 20/8
01/03 Snapdragon3 pg#9 (MMC, DD 3, DS 2, 5 MC) anomaly scan 21/10 GTT 29/11
02/03 AfterIVF pg#1
03/03 Celia76 pg#3 (DS1 5 & DS2 almost 3)
05/03 Hattie05 pg5 (DD1 7, DD2 3, no. 3 mc, DD3 7mths)
04/03 Larty 74 dating scan 4/09/10
04/03 Bluebeach pg#1 dating scan 20/08
04/03 Jeffily pg#3,(DD1 angel baby, DD2 15months)
04/03 Sam2Oscar DC2
04/03 Carriebadshaw pg#2
05/03 Zatzi pg#1 12wk scan 25/08/10
07/03 Superpenguin pg#1
07/03 Mixedmama pg#3 (DS1 4.5 and DS2 2.5) London. Scan 23/8
07/03 Flower11 pg#1
07/03 Bevyboo pg#2 (DD3, booking 16/8
08/03 Oceanbreeze pg#1 Booking in 4/8. Scan 29/8
08/03 Clucky31 pg#1
09/03 Penguindreams #1 & 2!
09/03 Pushmepullyou pg#4 3MC, DD20 mo
10/03 EvianBaby pg#2 (DS1 Oct 08)
10/03 Coraltoes pg#1 booking in 11/8/10.
10/03 Sevenbubbles pg#2 (DD1 23.5 months) booking in 02/08/10
10/03 Mama2LeahandAisha pg#3 (DD2, DD1)
11/03 Rayeraye pg#4 (DD aged 3, two angels)
11/03 am988 pg#1
13/03 Polkadottytotty pg#3 (DS1 5.5 and DS2 3.5). Scan 30/08
14/03 Shitforbrains pg#3 (DS1 3 DS2 1)
16/03 Gemmasetters pg#2 (DD 2.5)
17/03 KateandEmsMum pg#5 (DD 3, DD 10 Months)
17/03 MrsMullen pg#1
18/03 EvaLongoria pg#2
20/03 Campervanfan pg#2 (DD born Nov 08) scan 7/9
20/03 Kagey pg#2 (DD Sept 08)
22/03 NoSleepTonight pg#3 (DS1 5.8, DS2 15months)
22/03 Purplefan pg#2 (DD 4.5)
24/03 Snotdroolanddirtybums pg#4 (5, 3 and 2)
24/03 Me23 pg#2(DD 5)booking 27/8 scan 6/9
24/03 Niamh29 (DD1 4yrs, DD2 11months)
25/03 PipPipPip pg#1
26/03 FuzzyWuzzwuzz pg#1
26/03 KPidgeon pg#1
29/03 Emma31177 pg#7 (Ds 14, DD 17 months)
??? SuperSoph73 pg#3 (DS7, DS2)
??? Rain1014 pg#3 (DD8, DD6)
??? Applemuncher pg#1

gemma4d Thu 26-Aug-10 10:14:49

me again, I THINK I have uploaded a scan photo - try clicking on my name and scroll down to "view gemma's photos". Goodness knows if its worked!!

Muser Thu 26-Aug-10 10:15:59

You need to make your profile public gemma, at the moment we can't click on your name. There should be a box to tick somewhere.

Larty74 Thu 26-Aug-10 10:27:46

what would we do w/o Muser!

BramblyHedge Thu 26-Aug-10 11:28:34

Madasajarofwasps I thought I was a week less pregnant - bit confused as must have ovulated at the end of my period (do have a short cycle though).

jeffily Thu 26-Aug-10 11:37:02

Hi everyone and thanks for your kind thought and messages. Hope all is well with you and scans are continuing apace showing healthy, happy babies wiggling about!

Well, we went back to be re-scanned yesterday and were prepared to do the CVS. I was convinced that the abdominal abruption would still be there and that we would really be coming out of there convinced that our baby had Edwards. But it seems to have totally cleared up! Baby was looking fine, growing well and exactly the right size for my dates. I could see the spine and the face- and was moving about more than last time. It was such a relief! So after some discussion with the consultant it turned out that the risk of miscarriage if we went for CVS would be the same as the risk of the baby having Down's (both 1.3%) so we are going to wait and have an amnio in 2 and a half weeks as that carries much lower risk of miscarriage (0.7%). Consultant was very reassuring and kind- we know him from our first preg anyway- and I feel much more hope that this little one will be healthy and we will not have to face the agonising decision I thought we would. It's more waiting though, but I am feeling much more positive.

I wanted to update you all, but I am trying to protect myself and am not really letting myself feel happy or believe that the baby will be ok until we have had the amnio and got the results back, so I'll probably not really be around for the next few weeks. Keep me on the list though, hopefully I shall be back with a vengence mid Sept!

Enjoy the next few weeks of blooming and telling people! Revel in those congratulations. All the best to you all. x

KPidgeon Thu 26-Aug-10 11:37:45

Fab! Thanks Muser! I feel properly part of the gang now.. and you've translated what the #s etc mean..!

Hats off to you ladies here who are pregnant and being mums already to 1, 2, or 3 others small people. How do you do it?!

KP

KPidgeon Thu 26-Aug-10 11:40:30

Ohhh, Muser- I just clicked on your profile and saw what you're reading at the moment.

My husband's parents are mentioned in that book- as they appeared on the TV show about the 3 day week.

They are also in this article:
http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/the_tls/article6486235.ece

Apart from that not many claims to fame!

KP

Zatzi Thu 26-Aug-10 11:56:24

jeffily I am so pleased you got some good news - really hope it continues to work out. Am still feeling a little over-emotional but tears of happiness are falling for you! All fingers crossed for next few weeks. xxxx

polkadottytotty Thu 26-Aug-10 12:58:17

Fab news jeffily so pleased for you - hope you continue to get good news over the next few weeks.

Welcome to lucyhoneychurch and doubleshotlatte

Gemmasetters you are now my due date buddy! Although I havn't had my scan yet (its on Monday) and got a feeling it might go back a bit.

Lovely to hear about all your scans - its starting to feel real now.

Larty74 Thu 26-Aug-10 13:44:11

jeffily what great news - enough to keep you going for the next two weeks anyway. so pleased. grin

mama2plusbump Thu 26-Aug-10 13:56:57

hiya its me mama2leah just changed my name.
i have my scan tomorrow, nervous as getting lots of pains.

hope you are all ok.

sorry to those having a tough time
x

Madasajarofwasps Thu 26-Aug-10 14:38:30

Jeffily I am so pleased you are feeling more positive now. Thank you for popping in to let us know how things are going. I totally understand how you just want to keep your head down and let time pass til your amnio. You are one brave lady. Take care and hope you are back soon xxx

mama best of luck for your scan tomorrow, I hope it all goes well for you and your pains ease soon.

sarahmia Thu 26-Aug-10 18:02:59

Just wanted to pop on and say im so happy for you jeffily

Hattie05 Thu 26-Aug-10 21:21:03

Thats good news Jeffily x take care.

I had my scan on wed and all is well, due date the same. So its real. I'm really going to be parent of four! shock and thankfully once back doing the school run and at work i can admit to people i am pregnant as i have such a bump already.

Does anyone know what dizziness is a sign of?
i have to be careful because the slightest movement e.g bending down to pick something up, can make me so dizzy the world spins and i have to sit down or hold on to something before i collapse. Its driving me potty and means when i'm not at work i just feel like staying seated rather than getting on with housework and stuff.

Anyway cheers for now! happy maternity clothes shopping to all!

Madasajarofwasps Thu 26-Aug-10 21:34:59

hattie fab news about your scan smile. Dizziness could be a sign of low blood pressure or maybe low blood sugar - are you eating enough, regular snacks might help. Hope you feel better soon.

shitforbrains Fri 27-Aug-10 08:37:03

hattie what Madas said.

I suffer from the same.

polkadottytotty Fri 27-Aug-10 08:48:58

Hattie I've also had a bit of dizziness - mainly when I'm out and about shopping, or standing up for long periods of time.
I'm going to mention it to midwife at next appt - it could also be a sign of anaemia, but I've had my bloods taken and not heard anything back so probably not that.

Does anyone suffer from asthma?

I have mild asthma (use blue inhaler only) - and it has been much worse recently. I'm not sure if this is due to pregnancy or just beacause of the time of year, its generally worse during Summer. I'm also very bunged up and sneezy so could be hay fever related.

mendipgirl Fri 27-Aug-10 11:09:32

My scan results have arrived, DH out at the moment, should be back soon and I promised we would open together...they are just sitting there watching me, begging to be opened!!

mixedmamameansbusiness Fri 27-Aug-10 11:39:24

Mendigirl - wow incredible patience. The plus side of course is that generally the hosp will call if there is a problem so more than likely good news. grin

mendipgirl Fri 27-Aug-10 12:02:34

He's home, we've opened them. 1:2438! Hooray, very happy...especially at my old age! grin

I went to see a couple of friends with new babies this week, you forget how small and lovely they are....and how much work!! Can't wait though....

EvianBaby Fri 27-Aug-10 12:37:56

mendipgirl that's great news! I didn't get a phone call yesterday so I'm assuming all is ok

jeffily that sounds so positive, fab news! I've got everything crossed that there won't be anything at all to worry about next time you go to the hospital.

Welcome to all of the newbies and congratulations! Huge congrats also to everyone who have had scans this week. It's all so exciting isn't it?!?

I'm a bit tired, just taken DS to the botanic garden near our house, he dived into the water (complete with waterfalls and various water features!), he was drenched but had lots of fun. Lucky boy fell asleep in the car on the 5 minute journey home, I'm supposed to be tidying and sorting the house out! Instead I'm on here!

Have a great Friday everyone!

am988 Fri 27-Aug-10 12:50:26

Hello Everyone!

Jeffily hoping all goes well, I think all our positive vibes are working so we should all switch them on for you for extra effect! You are very brave!
*mendipgirl' congrats for your patience and great news!

Good luck for all the scans - would like to mention all your names but brosing throught he screen is making me feel travel sick!!mine isn't till the 7th sept and i'm very impatient now.

Won't be on her for a while, going to scotland tomorrow for sister in law's wedding. I'm not looking fwd to the drive I've become very intolerant for travelling even on trains since i got pregnant - before i had no idea what being travelsick meant! we'll do lots of toilet stops so it will take us forever to get there from round North London but since tomorrow is technically 12wks all the nausea symptoms should vanish, right? I live in hope.

So see you on here later, good luck to all of you who have upcoming scans!

xx A

me23 Fri 27-Aug-10 13:00:27

Really glad you have got some positive news jeffily wishing that it continues to be good news.

mendip good news on your screening results smile

Also nice to hear everyone elses scans are positive.

I had my booking today with the Midwife was very strange to be on the other side of the desk! Glad to hear that the rest of my antenatal care will be based at gp surgery rather than having to bus it to hospital every time.

I have appt for booking and screening bloods on 31st then scan on 6th want it to hurry up!

KPidgeon Fri 27-Aug-10 14:04:32

Hi all,
Lovely to hear Jeffily's better news. Great stuff. And hearing all about the scans.. am so impatient for mine now!

I've had a prawn sandwich for the last 2 days at work- was majorly craving them. Looking online I don't know if this was totally wise.

Anyone know anymore about prawns?

Good luck am988 with your trip to Scotland. We're going on our (late) honeymoon from London to Skye a week Saturday and it's all by train. I booked the tickets yonks ago (pre pregnancy) and our first train is at 6AM from King's Cross. That early morning wake up is going to be painful.

Do you have seabands? Mine have definitely helped with the morning all day sickness. Hope you feel okay anyway.

KP

mixedmamameansbusiness Fri 27-Aug-10 14:49:37

Jeffily - very pleased to see some more positive news and am turning up my positive vibes. grin

Dont know much about prawns but I just adopt the not over indulging in anything we shouldnt attitude. I think someone was talking about it in relation to drinking the other day... everything in moderation. If you have eaten them two days in a row you are prob over that craving now anyway wink Isnt it freshly shelled type prawns?

mixedmamameansbusiness Fri 27-Aug-10 14:50:53

Talking of things booked before pregnancy. I booked a table at a fab Michelin star restaurant for our anniversary (today for tomorrow) and had to cancel as it is so expensive and there is every possibilty that they will put the food in front of me and i wont be able to eat it. biscuit

KPidgeon Fri 27-Aug-10 15:00:10

mixedmamameansbusiness - gutted- what a shame.

Happy Anniversary though..! You've got a lovely present inside you instead.

Yeh- it's quite cheap prawn cocktail prawns from the college canteen. I'm sure I'll be okay. I'm finding it hard to avoid everything we're supposed to avoid and get a lot of variety.

Phew- almost the bank holiday weekend- I cannot wait!

superpenguin Fri 27-Aug-10 16:07:49

Hello everyone!
Just catching up with you all as was in a bit of rush when I posted about my scan on Tues.

mendipgirl when are you planning to tell your boss?

zatzi I really felt for you reading about your missed scan, they really messed things up there. I wouldn't have blamed you if you had lost your temper! Glad you got your appt booked in the end and so glad to read that your scan went well.

Larty and ocean - I also know nothing about prams and things. Have months before we need to start worrying about that though!

spilt i am jealous of your maternity jeans - going shopping tomorrow!

mixed sorry to hear your sonographer was so rude.

brambly so glad to hear you finally got your scan!

jeffily been thinking of you, was so glad to read your good news.

pippippip i am amazed at your music-festival-going-to! I used to love my festivals but don't think I could cope with going whilst pregnant so good for you!

Interesting to read people's views about alcohol in pregnancy. Personally I just haven't felt like drinking at all due to the sickness, but will have to consider this when I feel better. I know the advice always seems to change and there is very little in the way of solid evidence, but I am not sure if I will drink or not.

welcome to doubleshotlatte!

welcome to lucyhoneychurch too and congrats on your scan!

clucky that's amazing that they thought they could tell the sex so early!

madas and coral and evian and sam and gemma and hattie - glad to hear your scans went well too. what a lot of scans!

hattie i had a dizzy spell yesterday too, not had any before so will see how it goes. hope you're ok.

am988 hope you have a nice time in scotland and the journey isn't too bad.

Hello to everyone else too - hope you are all doing well.

Well, everyone we know now knows I'm pregnant. It's nice not to have to keep it secret any more.

Have a lovely bank holiday weekend everyone.

mendipgirl Fri 27-Aug-10 17:02:35

I think as long as the prawns were well cooked you are okay, and if you were going to get food poisoning you would probably have had it by now...I've had a couple of supermarket prawn sandwiches blush.

Might tell my boss next week if I can get the courage, we don't work in the same office, so I was going to wait till I see him again which won't be for a couple of weeks, so might just phone him instead...at least then he will have some time to digest the news before I see him. It's getting too hard to be quiet about it, it's such a big deal and all I can think about so I need to get it out in the open, especially when we are making plans for next year etc. Whereas my plans for next year are to spend it at home with DD and new baby.

Is anyone planning to find out what they are having?

And have you started thinking about names yet? DD had to wait a week without a name, so I want to be a bit more organised this time.

Hello all,

Sorry it's been a while since I last posted, I lost the thread and then had to take a while to read through it all! Congratulations to all the new members, and fingers crossed for those who've been having a rough time of it.

We still aren't telling everyone yet, booking appt is next week, but we have started looking at cars as ours is really not suitable for a baby seat. Currently looking at a Citroen C3 and buggies that will fit in the back so it's all feeling a bit more real and exciting grin

Fuzzy

flower11 Fri 27-Aug-10 19:06:22

had my 12 week scan today, very bad news baby has anencephaly ( form of spina bifida where brain and skull do not develop)which means pregnancy is not viable.
having termination tomorrow so can have it surgicaly before 13 weeks.

best wishes for all your pregnancies.

emma31177 Fri 27-Aug-10 19:47:06

flower11 i dont no what to say i really am sorry to hear this am so sorry for and ure family please stay strong
thinking of you x

Muser Fri 27-Aug-10 19:56:34

So sorry to hear that flower, please look after yourself.

sam26oscar Fri 27-Aug-10 20:48:53

flower11 so so sorry for you . Really hope things go well in the future for you. < hugs>
Wow Superpenguin you are very good at remembering everyone..i'm impressed [ smile ] !!
I am going away for a few days tomorrow morning back to Suffolk where DS was born!! Thankfully, m/s has eased a lot and am now not dreading the 4 hour drive!!
mendipgirl we have kicked a few names about but not seriously yet, bit of a dilema with finding out though!! I don't want to know, we didn't find out with DS1, however DH does this time. I see his point of view we can sort out clothes and nursery etc but at the end of the day its a baby and it will be wearing pretty much white and lemon for first couple of weeks as i love babies in white!! He is away for the next 9 weeks on a course and i am kind of hoping that scan will be when he's away so won't have to face that problem, does that make me a bad person???!!!

me23 Fri 27-Aug-10 20:54:09

oh flower11 I'm so sorry to hear your news, please take care of yourself I wish you all the best.

Madasajarofwasps Fri 27-Aug-10 21:10:44

flower11 I am so very sorry to hear your sad news. What a shock for you and your partner. Tomorrow will be hard for you and I will be thinking of you. Please be kind to yourself and take it easy and give yourself time to grieve. I hope you get the support you need.

I wish you all the best for the future and happier times ahead xxx

Medee Fri 27-Aug-10 22:06:35

Very sorry to hear your news, Flower

Larty74 Sat 28-Aug-10 09:24:27

thinking of you flower11

Purplefan Sat 28-Aug-10 10:48:37

Hi all,
Just checking in after wet, short uk holiday! Typically now that we are home, the sun is out!! hmm We had a good time though and were just grateful to be in a caravan and not a tent!

Have scanned through posts quickly. Great to see so many have had their scans and now seen their little beans!

Hugs and thoughts to flower and Jeffily Is there any more news from Supersoph?

Larty sorry been away since you asked your question - I will be going to GWH in Swindon, which hospital are you going to? I see you are a teacher - so am I and I am not looking forward to returning to work next week!!! But I am always like that after a holiday!

Take care all!

Larty74 Sat 28-Aug-10 11:21:05

Purplefan hope you had good hols despite weather! We decided on the JR as my GP was about to go on her maternity leave when I first went in at 6 weeks w/ her first. I asked her where she was going and she said the JR, so we thought alright. and you could watch videos online. sounds lame but i'm sure either one is fine - at the time though I felt like I was making the biggest decision of my life. Have you been to any appointments yet at GWH?

I am so not looking forward to school as well. My head is just not in it. Since my scan is on the 4th, and my inset day is the 7th, We are still holding out on telling anyone until after. It's a very small privately run montessori and only 3 of us teachers so will make quite an impact as this will be my final resignation from Dec/christmas holidays, but I was advised just to wait. i'm still giving ample notice. What are your plans for work?

EvaLongoria Sat 28-Aug-10 12:11:26

Hi all.

(((Hugs))) to both Jeffily and flower.
Just a quick pop in need to pop out soon.

I had my booking appointment on Tuesday and midwife said that because of EMCS with DD and the fact that it reopened I will most probably have ELCS. I am okay with that. We havent had dating scan yet but she said if my due date is 18th March then they will probably have c-section on 11th March so I will know more nearer the time and dates after scan.

Hope all of you are having a nice long weekend. We are taking DD to Gulliver's in Milton Keynes but planned on shopping on Monday so DH just called to say he booked us in a hotel for Monday night (shopping during the day) and we can then take her on Tuesday night.

take care all.

EvaLongoria Sat 28-Aug-10 12:12:31

Oops and meant to say congrats to everyone who had their scans.

Purplefan Sat 28-Aug-10 12:18:46

Larty We managed to have a giggle on holiday despite the weather thanks. smile
I am mainly going with the GWH because it is where I had DD (nearly 5 years ago now) - had EmCS due to pre-eclampsia and was pretty well looked after! Will have consultant led care this time according to mid-wife so expect all that will be arranged after scan on 9th Sept!

As far as work is concerned...I currently have a job-share and therefore work 3 days a week (Mon-Weds) this is perfect and I am intending to return to this at some point after baby! DD is starting school this September so will only have to pay childcare for one, when I return!!
I am not telling anyone at work until after the scan, but the first person that I will need to tell at work will be my job-share partner!!
Will plan to work up to Feb half-term, all being well, but will re-assess after dating scan. Are you not planning to return to work after baby?

Larty74 Sat 28-Aug-10 14:10:15

Purplefan

Not planning on returning for sometime as I'm only part time as well (3- 1/2 days/week), no local family to help and I make peanuts (but I love it) so would be paying myself to go back,and it's our 1st. you never know,after the 1st year, I might be itching to go back. keeping an open mind! I've just recently gone through a mid-life career change and requalified myself to teach - finished at the end of last term -what timing! job share is the way forward it seems and i'm sure I'll be doing that one day.

good to hear you are being looked after well at GWH.

Larty74 Sat 28-Aug-10 14:11:02

p.s. everyone:

happy bank holiday weekend! grin

niamh29 Sat 28-Aug-10 20:49:39

Flower: so sorry to hear your bad news!

I'm really quite terrified hearing all these bad news stories, I also have 2 friends who should be 10 weeks like me but had miscarraiges in the last couple of weeks.
My scan is Sept 9th and it really can't come too soon, every time I have a day where I'm not sick or tired I'm terrified that this is it, somethings gone wrong! I hate feeling like this!

Hopefully there won't be any more bad news for anyone on this thread, I'll be sending out the good vibes!!!

Zatzi Sat 28-Aug-10 21:02:52

All best wishes and thoughts to Jeffily and Flower11

Now I've got through the twelve week scan decided it was about time to own up to the fact that I'm down to one pair of "fat" jeans and went shopping with a girlfriend.

I really cannot bring myself to move into maternity clothes - they are so limited and whilst I know I'm getting bigger the whole time they still seem scarily big and very expensive (I'm a Primark and H&M kind of budget).

Has anyone who's had a baby before tried living in "normal clothes" that are more flexible like wrap around coats / dresses in bigger sizes or jumper dresses and maternity leggings (or even just normal leggings worn under bump)?

Just cannot imagine spending so much money on clothes that I'll wear such a short time (although March does seem like a lifetime away!)

Thanks!

Hope everyone enjoying the long weekend - can't believe the sun came out today!
XX

flower11 Sat 28-Aug-10 21:29:21

thank you for all your thoughts and kind words. everyone at the hospital were really good to me today and things went as well as can be expected.
bye and best wishes xx

polkadottytotty Sat 28-Aug-10 21:38:06

So sorry flower - I hope things start to look up for you soon. Take care of yourself.

I have a huge tummy - it's suddenly expanded, but it seems to be big really high up (sort of , not sure if that is because its my third and I have no stomach muscles! And everything is being pushed up - is anyone else finding this?

I feel a bit embarrassed - if I'm like this at 12 weeks what I am going to be like at 40 wks confused

chickiewoo Sat 28-Aug-10 21:55:46

Hi everyone - please can I join you? My due date is now confirmed as 28 March 2011 following an early scan this week. I had a very difficult first pregnancy (DS is now 4) and following his birth I was diagnosed with Addisons disease (rare auto-immune disease) For these reasons, together with my age (am 39 in 2 days!) I was offered the early scan -and I'm relieved to say that all is well at the moment. I've been registered with MN for some time but am not a 'regular'. Am looking forward to being part of the gang. Best wishes to you all x

polkadottytotty Sat 28-Aug-10 22:16:19

Welcome chickiewoo - glad your scan went well.

emma31177 Sun 29-Aug-10 09:59:54

welcome chickiewoo glad ure scan went well am due a day after u ...

hi mummys to be hope u all ok

am finding it very hard to stop worrying about this baby so ended up back at the epu unit on firday thinking the worse as ive been really ill this past week with tooth ach head ach now got a cold the list goes on ,,, only to see my lille pumkin sucking her thumb (sure its a girl to be giving me this much stress lol)and a nice heart beat will put photo on here later at only 9 weeks 3 days u can make parts of the body out all i can think was wow after the week before scan look like a blob, going to try and get on with life now got 12 week scan on the 17th sep and booking with mw on the 15th sep so looking forward to that week not sure why could be on the same day thinks they like my car parking money lol

anyway everyone hope u all ok and haveing a great weekend shame about the weather but it is bank holiday x

mixedmamameansbusiness Sun 29-Aug-10 12:37:11

flower - so sorry. I wish I could say more.

EvianBaby Sun 29-Aug-10 20:46:26

flower if you are reading this I just wanted to say I'm so so sorry x

polkadottytotty Sun 29-Aug-10 21:03:05

Hello all

My scan is tomorrow - starting to feel a bit nervous now!

Zatzi I'm pretty sure you could get away with not buying maternity clothes at the moment - lots of tunic, empire line tops around which should do the trick. I've bought a pair of black work trousers from next maternity and might get a pair of jeans but thats it really - going to try and make do.

Ebay is worth a look - lots of cheap maternity clothes on there.

Emma - sorry you've been feeling so rough this week and glad your scan went well. Hope you feel better soon

shitforbrains Mon 30-Aug-10 05:39:07

Hi all

alas babyshitforbrains didn't make it. Emergency scan at a&e revealed a mmc, baby just lying in there dead.
Sad, but trying to be pragmatic.

Please remove me from the list and I wish you all the very best.
Looking forward to giving DCs a big hug when they wake up, as I am feeling especially grateful for the happy healthy boys I already have.

EvianBaby Mon 30-Aug-10 07:45:27

shitforbrains I'm really very sorry to hear your news. Sending you lots of love x

emma31177 Mon 30-Aug-10 10:03:06

thinking of u sfb stay strong hun xx

me23 Mon 30-Aug-10 10:54:59

shitforbrains I'm so sorry for your loss, I wish you all the best sad

My scan is next week, I've been a bit worried as my symptoms have all eased don't feel sick or as exhausted anymore. I just hope the scan reveals good news. Has anyone else noticed their symptoms have easesd?

I have a horrible ulcer in my mouth a canker sore it is so painful I can hardly open my mouth, has been like this for 3 days now I can't sleep because of it. I may make emergency appt at dentist tomorrow but worried I won't be able to take anything because of pregnancy.

emma31177 Mon 30-Aug-10 11:29:53

hi me23 i had the same thing last week with my teeth and 2 ulcers i was in so much pain ive never had pain like it before had to take my self to kings hospital in the end but all they said is to use mouth wash and pain killers as there not much else they can do ..... took so many pain killers that had to have a scan to make sure i didnt harm baby thank god all ok my symptoms have eased to with out looking at the scan photos i wouldnt think i was pregnant its such a scary time wish u luck hope u feel better soon it took me 4 days of mouth wash to stop the pain thinking of u .......

polkadottytotty Mon 30-Aug-10 13:19:30

So very sorry to hear your news sfb - take care and look after yourself and give those boys a big big hug.

Purplefan Mon 30-Aug-10 14:22:16

Sfb so sorry to hear your news. I hope you are getting lots of support from your family.
Still a week and a half till my scan... it's all so scary this waiting game!!

Clucky31 Mon 30-Aug-10 15:43:27

Flower11 and Sfb so shocked and sorry to hear of both your losses.
My thoughts are with you both.

polkadottytotty Mon 30-Aug-10 15:43:54

Hello all

I had my scan today - all okay. Was lovely to see the little bean wriggling around. Made me feel very lucky that all is well after the sad news on here recently.

They put my date forward too which was nice - was expecting it to go back. Am 12+6 instead of 12+1, with new due date of 8th March, so now Oceanbreeze and Clucky are my new due date buddies.

25/02 Spilttheteagain pg#1 16 week check 15/09
27/02 Muser pg#1 20 wk scan 11 Oct
27/02 Mendipgirl pg#2 (DD1) Scan 18/08
27/02 Madasajarofwasps pg#3 (DD 5yrs DD 4yrs) Worcester
28/02 BramblyHedge pg#3, (DS1 4, DS2 2)
01/03 BunderTheBonnet pg#2 (DD3) Kent. Scan 20/8
01/03 Snapdragon3 pg#9 (MMC, DD 3, DS 2, 5 MC) anomaly scan 21/10 GTT 29/11
02/03 AfterIVF pg#1
03/03 Celia76 pg#3 (DS1 5 & DS2 almost 3)
05/03 Hattie05 pg5 (DD1 7, DD2 3, no. 3 mc, DD3 7mths)
04/03 Larty 74 dating scan 4/09/10
04/03 Bluebeach pg#1 dating scan 20/08
04/03 Jeffily pg#3,(DD1 angel baby, DD2 15months)
04/03 Sam2Oscar DC2
04/03 Carriebadshaw pg#2
05/03 Zatzi pg#1 12wk scan 25/08/10
07/03 Superpenguin pg#1
07/03 Mixedmama pg#3 (DS1 4.5 and DS2 2.5) London. Scan 23/8
07/03 Flower11 pg#1
07/03 Bevyboo pg#2 (DD3, booking 16/8
08/03 Oceanbreeze pg#1 Booking in 4/8. Scan 29/8
08/03 Clucky31 pg#1
08/03 Polkadottytotty pg#3 (DS1 5.5 and DS2 3.5). Scan 30/08
09/03 Penguindreams #1 & 2!
09/03 Pushmepullyou pg#4 3MC, DD20 mo
10/03 EvianBaby pg#2 (DS1 Oct 08)
10/03 Coraltoes pg#1 booking in 11/8/10.
10/03 Sevenbubbles pg#2 (DD1 23.5 months) booking in 02/08/10
10/03 Mama2LeahandAisha pg#3 (DD2, DD1)
11/03 Rayeraye pg#4 (DD aged 3, two angels)
11/03 am988 pg#1
13/03 Gemmasetters pg#2 (DD 2.5)
17/03 KateandEmsMum pg#5 (DD 3, DD 10 Months)
17/03 MrsMullen pg#1
18/03 EvaLongoria pg#2
20/03 Campervanfan pg#2 (DD born Nov 08) scan 7/9
20/03 Kagey pg#2 (DD Sept 08)
22/03 NoSleepTonight pg#3 (DS1 5.8, DS2 15months)
22/03 Purplefan pg#2 (DD 4.5)
24/03 Snotdroolanddirtybums pg#4 (5, 3 and 2)
24/03 Me23 pg#2(DD 5)booking 27/8 scan 6/9
24/03 Niamh29 (DD1 4yrs, DD2 11months)
25/03 PipPipPip pg#1
26/03 FuzzyWuzzwuzz pg#1
26/03? KPidgeon pg#1
29/03 Emma31177 pg#7 (Ds 14, DD 17 months)
??? SuperSoph73 pg#3 (DS7, DS2)
??? Rain1014 pg#3 (DD8, DD6)
??? Applemuncher pg#1

Muser Mon 30-Aug-10 17:53:15

SFB, I'm so sorry to hear your news, I've been there before and it's just awful. I hope you're getting all the support you need.

Muser Mon 30-Aug-10 17:55:45

Just having a tidy of the list:

Sunday

25/02 Spilttheteagain pg#1 16 week check 15/09
27/02 Muser pg#1 20 wk scan 11 Oct
27/02 Mendipgirl pg#2 (DD1)
27/02 Madasajarofwasps pg#3 (DD 5yrs DD 4yrs) Worcester
28/02 BramblyHedge pg#3, (DS1 4, DS2 2)
01/03 BunderTheBonnet pg#2 (DD3) Kent.
01/03 Snapdragon3 pg#9 (MMC, DD 3, DS 2, 5 MC) anomaly scan 21/10 GTT 29/11
02/03 AfterIVF pg#1
03/03 Celia76 pg#3 (DS1 5 & DS2 almost 3)
05/03 Hattie05 pg5 (DD1 7, DD2 3, no. 3 mc, DD3 7mths)
04/03 Larty 74 dating scan 4/09/10
04/03 Bluebeach pg#1
04/03 Jeffily pg#3,(DD1 angel baby, DD2 15months)
04/03 Sam2Oscar DC2
04/03 Carriebadshaw pg#2
05/03 Zatzi pg#1
07/03 Superpenguin pg#1
07/03 Mixedmama pg#3 (DS1 4.5 and DS2 2.5) London.
07/03 Bevyboo pg#2 (DD3)
08/03 Oceanbreeze pg#1
08/03 Clucky31 pg#1
08/03 Polkadottytotty pg#3 (DS1 5.5 and DS2 3.5)
09/03 Penguindreams #1 & 2!
09/03 Pushmepullyou pg#4 3MC, DD20 mo
10/03 EvianBaby pg#2 (DS1 Oct 08)
10/03 Coraltoes pg#1
10/03 Sevenbubbles pg#2 (DD1 23.5 months)
10/03 Mama2LeahandAisha pg#3 (DD2, DD1)
11/03 Rayeraye pg#4 (DD aged 3, two angels)
11/03 am988 pg#1
13/03 Gemmasetters pg#2 (DD 2.5)
17/03 KateandEmsMum pg#5 (DD 3, DD 10 Months)
17/03 MrsMullen pg#1
18/03 EvaLongoria pg#2
20/03 Campervanfan pg#2 (DD born Nov 08) scan 7/9
20/03 Kagey pg#2 (DD Sept 08)
22/03 NoSleepTonight pg#3 (DS1 5.8, DS2 15months)
22/03 Purplefan pg#2 (DD 4.5)
24/03 Snotdroolanddirtybums pg#4 (5, 3 and 2)
24/03 Me23 pg#2(DD 5)booking 27/8 scan 6/9
24/03 Niamh29 (DD1 4yrs, DD2 11months)
25/03 PipPipPip pg#1
26/03 FuzzyWuzzwuzz pg#1
26/03? KPidgeon pg#1
29/03 Emma31177 pg#7 (Ds 14, DD 17 months)
??? SuperSoph73 pg#3 (DS7, DS2)
??? Rain1014 pg#3 (DD8, DD6)
??? Applemuncher pg#1

me23 Mon 30-Aug-10 19:41:29

emma thanks for your message, it's reassuring to know someone else has been through the same, thanks for the mouth wash tip will try that tomorrow.
Glad you are feeling better now. How many painkillers did you take? that must have been scary waiting for the scan am glad everytrhing is ok.

I have to go to the hospital tomorrow morning to have blood taken for nuchal and all other usual bloods.

Madasajarofwasps Mon 30-Aug-10 19:43:30

Oh sfb I am so very sorry for your loss. Life is unfair sometimes. I will really miss you on here, your comments always make me giggle. I wish you all the best for the future and for happier times ahead. I hope you are getting lots of support in RL and lots of hugs from your boys.

Too much sad news on this thread sad.

doubleshotlatte Mon 30-Aug-10 19:49:41

Hello all,

A quick and slightly late update from me. 11th week scan went well on Fri. Baby was sleeping with back to us, had to be jostled awake (on Mum's insistence grin ) and obliged us with some hand-waving and wriggling about . I am so-o-o-o relieved (tho would have liked clearer U/S photo). Due date revised. Have spent weekend in a daze....

UPDATED LIST + moi

25/02 Spilttheteagain pg#1 16 week check 15/09
27/02 Muser pg#1 20 wk scan 11 Oct
27/02 Mendipgirl pg#2 (DD1)
27/02 Madasajarofwasps pg#3 (DD 5yrs DD 4yrs) Worcester
28/02 BramblyHedge pg#3, (DS1 4, DS2 2)
01/03 BunderTheBonnet pg#2 (DD3) Kent.
01/03 Snapdragon3 pg#9 (MMC, DD 3, DS 2, 5 MC) anomaly scan 21/10 GTT 29/11
02/03 AfterIVF pg#1
03/03 Celia76 pg#3 (DS1 5 & DS2 almost 3)
05/03 Hattie05 pg5 (DD1 7, DD2 3, no. 3 mc, DD3 7mths)
04/03 Larty 74 dating scan 4/09/10
04/03 Bluebeach pg#1
04/03 Jeffily pg#3,(DD1 angel baby, DD2 15months)
04/03 Sam2Oscar DC2
04/03 Carriebadshaw pg#2
05/03 Zatzi pg#1
07/03 Superpenguin pg#1
07/03 Mixedmama pg#3 (DS1 4.5 and DS2 2.5) London.
07/03 Bevyboo pg#2 (DD3)
08/03 Oceanbreeze pg#1
08/03 Clucky31 pg#1
08/03 Polkadottytotty pg#3 (DS1 5.5 and DS2 3.5)
09/03 Penguindreams #1 & 2!
09/03 Pushmepullyou pg#4 3MC, DD20 mo
10/03 EvianBaby pg#2 (DS1 Oct 08)
10/03 Coraltoes pg#1
10/03 Sevenbubbles pg#2 (DD1 23.5 months)
10/03 Mama2LeahandAisha pg#3 (DD2, DD1)
11/03 Rayeraye pg#4 (DD aged 3, two angels)
11/03 am988 pg#1
13/03 Gemmasetters pg#2 (DD 2.5)
13/03 Doubleshotlatte pg#2 (DD 2.5)
17/03 KateandEmsMum pg#5 (DD 3, DD 10 Months)
17/03 MrsMullen pg#1
18/03 EvaLongoria pg#2
20/03 Campervanfan pg#2 (DD born Nov 08) scan 7/9
20/03 Kagey pg#2 (DD Sept 08)
22/03 NoSleepTonight pg#3 (DS1 5.8, DS2 15months)
22/03 Purplefan pg#2 (DD 4.5)
24/03 Snotdroolanddirtybums pg#4 (5, 3 and 2)
24/03 Me23 pg#2(DD 5)booking 27/8 scan 6/9
24/03 Niamh29 (DD1 4yrs, DD2 11months)
25/03 PipPipPip pg#1
26/03 FuzzyWuzzwuzz pg#1
26/03? KPidgeon pg#1
29/03 Emma31177 pg#7 (Ds 14, DD 17 months)
??? SuperSoph73 pg#3 (DS7, DS2)
??? Rain1014 pg#3 (DD8, DD6)

??? Applemuncher pg#1

rebeccacad Mon 30-Aug-10 19:56:43

Just wanted to pop in and wish you all well. I was on the March 2010 thread (which seems like about 2 minutes ago). I was due 9th March but DD was born on 19th Feb at home as planned.

She's now 6 months and the cutest thing you ever saw.

Very excited for all of you.

x

emma31177 Mon 30-Aug-10 20:02:07

Hi me23 i used well still using corsodyl mouth wash its horrible but working great i must have had from 4 to 6 paracetamol at night and more in the day i kept wakeing up in pain so sum nights i lost count and could have took more but the pain was so bad am glad its getting better now, good luck with ure blood test 2morrow and hope u feeling better i got mine on the 15th long way away lol

PipPipPip Mon 30-Aug-10 21:56:15

I just cried reading SFB's sad news. Oh dear, this whole thing is rather dramatic isn't it? I hope SFB is getting lots of support from her family and hugs from her kids.

As for me, I'm going well. Still haven't organised a scan - I'm a bit slack about such things. I will get there eventually.

My mother-in-law is just ITCHING to tell all her friends about my pregnancy. She keeps asking "can I tell people yet?" In fact, she has already (naughtily) spilled the beans to one friend. I wish she would just wait - especially when I hear sad news like SFB's. I just don't think I could handle having such a sad conversation with people I don't know very well.

Larty74 Tue 31-Aug-10 08:11:06

Morning everyone! looking for ways to keep self busy this week until Sat(scan). Any ideas welcome!

last week off before school starts as well!

supposed to go swimming today with a friend and am half tempted to fess up as it will be so obvious. ugh.

shitforbrains Tue 31-Aug-10 08:35:22

Hi All,

Thanks so much for your words of support. They mean so much. I am off to the hospital for another scan (apparently 2 consultants need to record a death, there was only 1 there at the weekend) and from there I have to discuss my options.

I am not going to hang around, as I don't want to fill you all with tales of despair during your happy time!

I just wanted to say thank you, and to wish you all the best.

xxx

EvianBaby Tue 31-Aug-10 08:38:50

Ah sfb I think you are being so brave. I hope this morning goes ok. Have lots of cuddles from your children afterwards. I'm sure you have lots of support at home but if you need to 'chat' you know where we are. Thinking of you x x x

Larty74 Tue 31-Aug-10 09:04:52

lots of love to you sfb

shitforbrains Tue 31-Aug-10 09:06:05

Evian - Sadly not much support tbh!!

My family all live in the US, my husbands family all live in Aus, and I have few friends locally - my best friend moved 300 miles away a couple of months ago. The only local friend I have suffered a stillbirth in June and she is still grieving herself, I don't wish to bother her.

DH however is being fabulous and my family, whilst distant, call often.

I am coping ok, to be honest. It sounds trite, but I just -knew- something was not right this time. I broke down friday night to DH saying I felt sure that this baby had some problem, some deformity, something, but I didn't discuss here as I didn't want to seem paranoid. DH went so far as to ban me from MN because he thought I was getting awful ideas in my head from reading of everyone else's problems.
When they scanned me and told me there was no heartbeat, I was oddly calm because I already KNEW. I almost felt relieved, validated, as I wasn't crazy after all.
I was on my own at the hosp as DH was looknig after the boys, I think he took it worse than I did.

I suppose we women are so in tune with our own bodies, and we should all learn to trust our true instincts. I think deep down we can separate 'normal' paranoia from real concern. It's normal to feel paranoid, especially on the run up to a scan or when we begin to lose symptoms, but I had already had 2 scans and am still experiencing symptoms yet I still felt convinced that something was not happening as it should.

As sad as it is, this miscarriage happened for a reason. I trust my body that if it felt that for whatever reason, this baby was not viable, or my body was not capable, then it did what it had to do. I know that sounds so terribly harsh, but what else can I do? No point analysing, blaming myself, I will get caught up in circles and questions that have no answers.

Anyway. I have said too much in a happy thread.
Feel positive ladies, don't let me drag you down. Come April next year you will all be having sleepless nights and cleaning up vomit and you will be loving every minute of it, and with any luck I won't be far behind you.

xxx

Larty74 Tue 31-Aug-10 09:19:21

sfb you are amazing! my family is in US as well and while I don't know quite what you are going through, I do know that feeling of having the distance between you at times. your attitude is spot on and you probably have inspired more people on here than you will ever know! take care. smile

mixedmamameansbusiness Tue 31-Aug-10 09:30:17

SFB - just to say so sorry. I commend your pragmatic attitude.

emma31177 Tue 31-Aug-10 10:04:31

AWW SFB I went through the same thing in may i new somthing was wrong everyone said it was just what ive been though in the past but i new we no these things i even booked a private scan to prove it,its made me stronger and even though the baby stopped growing at 8 weeks its still in my heart with my other angles and the cuddles i get from my dd are the best in the world wont ask for cuddles from my 14 year old he would just say yuck lol good luck what ever you choose if you can try and get a plant for the garden it really does help
and we are all here for a chat about anything you like anytime you need us stay strong xx

superpenguin Tue 31-Aug-10 10:53:42

Flower and SFB I am so sorry to hear both of your sad news.

superpenguin Tue 31-Aug-10 10:59:26

On a note about maternity wear, I can now verify that:
1. it doesn't have to cost much, and
2. it is soooo comfy!
Went shopping with my sister at the weekend and bought a pair of maternity jeans from New Look, which cost just £7!!! I couldn't believe it when I got to the till, I had already decided I was buying them after trying them on, although I couldn't see a price tag, but then to be only £7 was a extra bonus! and they are the most comfortable things ever. Look just like normal jeans but are stretchy and have adjustable elastic bits in the sides which means they fit now and will still fit when I have a huge bump. So pleased.
Also got a couple of pairs of maternity leggings in new look and a big long shirt in H&M.
Just need some work trousers now and I think that will do me.
I have a couple of normal skirts that still fit and a couple of stretchy dresses, and bought a load of hold-ups in M&S as I can't stand tights any more!

HeadingHome Tue 31-Aug-10 11:36:04

May I join?

This will be our first baby: due 16th March.

Scan booked for this Thursday morning. I can hardly wait!

We had an early scan to confirm it wasn't ectopic, so this scan will (hopefully) show us a little more!

HeadingHome Tue 31-Aug-10 11:40:52

Thanks superpenguin, I was wondering where to start. New Look - here I come.

To start buying maternity clothes so early felt like I was just eating too much and not sucking in But now I don't feel bad!

Thanks

KPidgeon Tue 31-Aug-10 12:35:11

sfb I'm really sorry to hear your news and also think you are being really brave and you are of course absolutley right. Love and best wishes to you now though.

HeadingHome- I'm only just past 10 weeks but went to H&M and spent £100 yesterday- was feeling so fed up at not fitting into anything properly- plus the sickness that's ongoing- I needed a big "pick me up". Not as cheap as the bargain that SuperPenguin got at New Look but their maternity jeans are £29- got them and maternity black trousers for work & maternity leggins (£7 I think) plus some tops. I feel sooooooo much more comfortable today.

Can't believe what a tummy I have at 10 weeks. And I haven't put on any weight (well that'll be all the vomiting!) I don't think it can be gas as it's there all the time- just my uterus that's grown a bit I think.

Welcome HeadingHome!

Any tips on how not to feel sick would be gratefully received. Am so fed up of feeling ill and trying to work.

KP

polkadottytotty Tue 31-Aug-10 12:53:15

sfb - good luck today, I agree with everyone else who has said you are brave. Best wishes for the future.

Welcome HeadingHome and congratulations.

KP sorry you're still feeling sick, hopefully it will ease off over the next few weeks. I am 13 wks today and still feeling a bit icky but its nowhere near as bad as it was. Regarding your tummy - maybe you are further on than you think?

mixedmamameansbusiness Tue 31-Aug-10 13:03:49

Hello ladies

Well all going reasonabley well hear. Still a little nasueous etc but generally feeling ok.

My boss is being a twat again (dont normally use that word but he really deserves it). Have posted in pregnancy so wont bore you with details, but essentially about him considering I came late becuase I wouldnt lift the shutter. Anyway very long and boring.

Not much else to report really. Had a nice weekend.... went to see SALT - very good thriller and if you are a fan of the Bourne movies you will like. Had my cousins round yesterday which was great as one is starting her masters in Sept and the other going back to do her GCSEs and of course I am pursuing my degree albeit deferred so we always have a great time just gossiping about study and books - I realise we sound SAD in the extreme. ahahaha

I have bought Next mat trousers and they are a little big but so much more comfy.

Anyway... heres to hopefully some blooming this trimester. I actually started crying walking down the road when it really hit me that the first trimester is over.

EvianBaby Tue 31-Aug-10 13:04:33

KP so sorry you're still feeling sick. It will hopefully pass once you get to 12 weeks (having said that, mine did last time but is still lingering this time!). Have you tried: fruit pastilles (I know i've mentioned this before), ginger type drinks (I think M&S do one, it was recommended to me yesterday), chewing gum, sniffing lemon/fresh scents (looks a bit bizarre but often worked for me last time), sugary drinks? Not all of them particularly healthy but I take the attitude 'whatever get's you through it' at this stage! If I think of anymore I will let you know.

Hi everyone

Has everyone had a good weekend? I feel inspired to do some maternity clothes shopping now, superpenguin thanks for those tips! I went to Dorothy Perkins a lot last time too (there's not much choice in this sleepy hollow), but it wouln't be my first choice this time. I bought a maternity top from Topshop last week but they didn't have much choice.

We spent the weekend visiting family and spreading the baby news, it would have been hard to hide given my rapidly growing bump! I'm sure I wasn't this size last time!

Anyway, I wanted to say hello to everyone. Have a good Tuesday, take care x

EvianBaby Tue 31-Aug-10 13:04:50

sfb I'm so sorry you haven't got your family closer. Life really isn't fair often is it. I was crying for you when I read your last psot, I wish there was more I could do to help. A close friend of mine found out she was pregnant last year. She already had one child but somehow knew this pregnany felt different. When she went for her scan they told her the foetus hadn't developed. It must be true what you say about knowing your own body. Please don't feel like you are burdening anyone by 'talking' here, we are here to help. As I said earlier, you know where we are... Sending you lots of love again x x x

EvianBaby Tue 31-Aug-10 13:07:39

mixedmama crossed posts, that's rubbish to hear your boss is being a pain. Take comfort in the fact that you will be finishing work in a matter of months and he will have to pay you!

Also meant to say, welcome to Headinghome

HeadingHome Tue 31-Aug-10 13:10:11

I'm 12 weeks tomorrow - and now TOTALLY sold on the maternity clothes. (Although I do hate shopping).

I have suffered all the morning sickness and thought that had passed - until today I just feel a bit rubbish.

So tired all of the time.

Looking forward to the nice bits...

HeadingHome Tue 31-Aug-10 13:13:06

Oh, and I am being made redundant as of 1st January.

Not sure if this is good or bad!

(Thanks for the welcomes everyone)

Larty74 Tue 31-Aug-10 13:41:11

ditto the comment on the comfort of maternity clothing! no wonder people wear them for long after having thier babies!

Larty74 Tue 31-Aug-10 13:41:51

welcome headinghome

KPidgeon Tue 31-Aug-10 14:24:20

Thank ou EvianBaby and polkadottytotty for your sympathy!

EvianBaby- anything sugary sweet makes me feel sick so ginger ale & sweets are a total no at the moment.. unfortunately. I seem to only want savoury stuff. I usually like sweet things! I'm sure it's not as debilitating as some people have it but it's so disheartening to sit down really hungry for a meal and for it to all come back up again..

I should try to be stoical though- can't be for much longer, surely. And reading other people's sad news on here I should be feeling grateful I know.

Sorry HeadingHome that yours has come back today.. not long until the blooming phase for us I hope!

Hope all of you had good weekends otherwise- was sunnier than they said it was going to be here in London.

polkadottytotty I don't think I can be- I definitely fell pregnant sometime between the 28th June & the 8th July.. although I'm a normal 12/14 size usually I do have a really little waist (more like an 8/10) so I think it's just more noticable. But boy these maternity stretch trousers are sheer delight!

Oceanbreeze Tue 31-Aug-10 16:08:15

Flower and SFB - so so sorry.

Welcome HeadingHome

Had my scan on Sunday - all seems ok, nuchal measurement was low, but I have to wait over 2 weeks for the results of the blood test - and apparently they only bother to contact me if there is a problem. Which I am bizarrely bothered by. Also, the sonographer was amused by the fact that I apparently have a heart shaped womb - the things you find out wink. My due date has been put back too, grrrr, so I'll change the stats in a separate post.(*polka* sorry, but not due date buddies after all)

KP I've been using breadsticks, haribo jelly bears, and coconut biscuits to combat sickyness.

I've bought a few bits of mat wear, but also can't compete with Superpenguin's bargain finding grin At the moment I'm managing ok with leggings and long tops.

Oceanbreeze Tue 31-Aug-10 16:10:48

25/02 Spilttheteagain pg#1 16 week check 15/09
27/02 Muser pg#1 20 wk scan 11 Oct
27/02 Mendipgirl pg#2 (DD1)
27/02 Madasajarofwasps pg#3 (DD 5yrs DD 4yrs) Worcester
28/02 BramblyHedge pg#3, (DS1 4, DS2 2)
01/03 BunderTheBonnet pg#2 (DD3) Kent.
01/03 Snapdragon3 pg#9 (MMC, DD 3, DS 2, 5 MC) anomaly scan 21/10 GTT 29/11
02/03 AfterIVF pg#1
03/03 Celia76 pg#3 (DS1 5 & DS2 almost 3)
05/03 Hattie05 pg5 (DD1 7, DD2 3, no. 3 mc, DD3 7mths)
04/03 Larty 74 dating scan 4/09/10
04/03 Bluebeach pg#1
04/03 Jeffily pg#3,(DD1 angel baby, DD2 15months)
04/03 Sam2Oscar DC2
04/03 Carriebadshaw pg#2
05/03 Zatzi pg#1
07/03 Superpenguin pg#1
07/03 Mixedmama pg#3 (DS1 4.5 and DS2 2.5) London.
07/03 Bevyboo pg#2 (DD3)
08/03 Clucky31 pg#1
08/03 Polkadottytotty pg#3 (DS1 5.5 and DS2 3.5)
09/03 Penguindreams #1 & 2!
09/03 Pushmepullyou pg#4 3MC, DD20 mo
10/03 EvianBaby pg#2 (DS1 Oct 08)
10/03 Coraltoes pg#1
10/03 Sevenbubbles pg#2 (DD1 23.5 months)
10/03 Mama2LeahandAisha pg#3 (DD2, DD1)
11/03 Rayeraye pg#4 (DD aged 3, two angels)
11/03 am988 pg#1
13/03 Gemmasetters pg#2 (DD 2.5)
13/03 Doubleshotlatte pg#2 (DD 2.5)
17/03 KateandEmsMum pg#5 (DD 3, DD 10 Months)
17/03 MrsMullen pg#1
18/03 EvaLongoria pg#2
18/03 Oceanbreeze pg#1
20/03 Campervanfan pg#2 (DD born Nov 08) scan 7/9
20/03 Kagey pg#2 (DD Sept 08)
22/03 NoSleepTonight pg#3 (DS1 5.8, DS2 15months)
22/03 Purplefan pg#2 (DD 4.5)
24/03 Snotdroolanddirtybums pg#4 (5, 3 and 2)
24/03 Me23 pg#2(DD 5)booking 27/8 scan 6/9
24/03 Niamh29 (DD1 4yrs, DD2 11months)
25/03 PipPipPip pg#1
26/03 FuzzyWuzzwuzz pg#1
26/03? KPidgeon pg#1
29/03 Emma31177 pg#7 (Ds 14, DD 17 months)
??? SuperSoph73 pg#3 (DS7, DS2)
??? Rain1014 pg#3 (DD8, DD6)

??? Applemuncher pg#1

mixedmamameansbusiness Tue 31-Aug-10 16:27:30

I am changing my due date as my report from the scan said I was 11 +4 instead of exactly 12 weeks and am going to ask MW to change it too as if I go overdue again then those extra 3 days will hopefully help me avoid induction.

Although I will probably regret this decision nearer the time.

25/02 Spilttheteagain pg#1 16 week check 15/09
27/02 Muser pg#1 20 wk scan 11 Oct
27/02 Mendipgirl pg#2 (DD1)
27/02 Madasajarofwasps pg#3 (DD 5yrs DD 4yrs) Worcester
28/02 BramblyHedge pg#3, (DS1 4, DS2 2)
01/03 BunderTheBonnet pg#2 (DD3) Kent.
01/03 Snapdragon3 pg#9 (MMC, DD 3, DS 2, 5 MC) anomaly scan 21/10 GTT 29/11
02/03 AfterIVF pg#1
03/03 Celia76 pg#3 (DS1 5 & DS2 almost 3)
05/03 Hattie05 pg5 (DD1 7, DD2 3, no. 3 mc, DD3 7mths)
04/03 Larty 74 dating scan 4/09/10
04/03 Bluebeach pg#1
04/03 Jeffily pg#3,(DD1 angel baby, DD2 15months)
04/03 Sam2Oscar DC2
04/03 Carriebadshaw pg#2
05/03 Zatzi pg#1
07/03 Superpenguin pg#1
07/03 Bevyboo pg#2 (DD3)
08/03 Clucky31 pg#1
08/03 Polkadottytotty pg#3 (DS1 5.5 and DS2 3.5)
09/03 Penguindreams #1 & 2!
09/03 Pushmepullyou pg#4 3MC, DD20 mo
07/03 Mixedmama pg#3 (DS1 4.5 and DS2 2.5) London.
10/03 EvianBaby pg#2 (DS1 Oct 08)
10/03 Coraltoes pg#1
10/03 Sevenbubbles pg#2 (DD1 23.5 months)
10/03 Mama2LeahandAisha pg#3 (DD2, DD1)
11/03 Rayeraye pg#4 (DD aged 3, two angels)
11/03 am988 pg#1
13/03 Gemmasetters pg#2 (DD 2.5)
13/03 Doubleshotlatte pg#2 (DD 2.5)
17/03 KateandEmsMum pg#5 (DD 3, DD 10 Months)
17/03 MrsMullen pg#1
18/03 EvaLongoria pg#2
18/03 Oceanbreeze pg#1
20/03 Campervanfan pg#2 (DD born Nov 08) scan 7/9
20/03 Kagey pg#2 (DD Sept 08)
22/03 NoSleepTonight pg#3 (DS1 5.8, DS2 15months)
22/03 Purplefan pg#2 (DD 4.5)
24/03 Snotdroolanddirtybums pg#4 (5, 3 and 2)
24/03 Me23 pg#2(DD 5)booking 27/8 scan 6/9
24/03 Niamh29 (DD1 4yrs, DD2 11months)
25/03 PipPipPip pg#1
26/03 FuzzyWuzzwuzz pg#1
26/03? KPidgeon pg#1
29/03 Emma31177 pg#7 (Ds 14, DD 17 months)
??? SuperSoph73 pg#3 (DS7, DS2)
??? Rain1014 pg#3 (DD8, DD6)

??? Applemuncher pg#1

Flower and sfb I’m so sorry to hear about your losses and hope you are getting lots of support and comfort from your DHs. Wishing you all the very best for the future, and more babies if that’s what you want. Please do feel free to hang around/pop in occasionally or whatever is ok for you. Thinking of you both xx

Am988 I hope the journey up to Scotland hasn’t been too torturous and the wedding went well.

me23 how did the booking go today?

KPidgeon sorry to hear you’re still in the grip of the sickness. I found frequent snacking, ice cold water and loose clothing helped me – couldn’t bear necklaces or tight waistbands. Also crying with self pity helped sometimes blush

So Mendip have you fessed up to your boss now?? Hope he’s been ok!

niamh wishing you good luck for your scan next week.

Zatzi I think several of us can now testify to New Look being a good place to start for cheap maternity clothes! I too am a Primark/H&M/steal from sister’s wardrobe kind of girl smile. The 3 pack of bump bands from New Look (£10) would extend the life of your normal trousers for a while as they will hold up your trousers and hide the fact that your button/flies are undone!

Welcome chickiewooand Headinghome

Congrats on your scans emma, polkadotty, oceanbreeze and doubleshot

Pippip my mum and sister were just the same “Oh please can we tell people... please, just xx?” hmm Just a tad insensitive given the uncertain times and emotional stress of the first trimester!

Glad you had success maternity shopping superpenguin, tis such a relief to move into stretchy clothes!

Sorry you have a twattish boss mixedmama.

Is anyone else ballooning in the evenings? I am quite trim in the morning, but after dinner seem to develop a monster bump... I guess my stomach/bladder just have to expand outwards now?

I looked it up and for 14 ish weeks pg (I'm 14+4) the baby is about 3.5 inches long! Isn't that incredible!

This bit between the first scan and getting to hear a heartbeat is pretty hard though, it's too early to feel movement and you've got no way of checking if everything is still ok confused

How's snapdragon by the way, haven't seen you for a while?

me23 Tue 31-Aug-10 19:37:50

Hi spilt my booking ws on friday it went well, had appt at hospital today for booking bloods and combined screening bloods. wish it could have all been done at the booking appt on friday.

I have my scan on monday the time cannot go fast enough because sickness and boob tenderness have all but gone so I'm starting to worry about the baby plus I keep reading all these sad stories about missed miscarriages and I can't help but worry. In my first pregnancy I was so laid back about everything, this time round I'm so aware of everything that can go wrong.
I'm hoping as long as the scan is ok I can finally relax.

Hope everyone is ok.

PipPipPip Tue 31-Aug-10 20:53:41

Hi Spilttheteaagain, funny to hear about your Mum and sister.

All my friends just say "I won't tell anyone, I'll leave that to you. I'd hate to spoil the surprise" whereas my mother in law is just GAGGING to tell the whole world! I don't want the poor lady to suffer (after all, she is genuinely excited bless her) but I wish I didn't have to keep explaining myself to her.

Funnily enough, my stomach seems bigger in the evenings too - but that is probably because I've normally just eaten a kilo of lasagne grin

EvaLongoria Tue 31-Aug-10 21:23:28

SFB So sorry to hear. DH has banned me from MN as well because I keep on getting these weird baby dreams which I never got before. I therefore pray that my scan will bring me good news on the 9th.

Hi to everyone and all the newbies.

We had a lovely weekend here. Managed to get DD stay overnight at inlaws on Sunday(not something we done often, did so a few weeks ago and she loved it and this time they were keen as well). DH and I then had a proper adult restaurant dinner and we then went to the cinema and watch Salt. I love my action movies and Angeline Jolie is in it.

We then collected her Monday morning and went to Milton Keynes to do some shopping but only managed to get Maternity bras from Mother care. Next did not stock maternity wear and wasnt sure if they had a New Look, but managed to get a maternity jeggings for £8 and a cardigan from our local New Look. Most of their things were sold out and did not like the tops with the writings on.

We then stayed overnight in a hotel and today spent the day at Gullivers Land and DD had a blast. Only got home after 7pm. I am so knackered so off to bed now.

haloflo Wed 01-Sep-10 08:16:43

<knocks on thread door hoping you still let latecomers in?>

I had my scan yesterday and wow, it was the best thing i've ever seen. (Photo is on my profile - am very proud!) Was very a bit worried beforehand so decided to keep a low profile but now I just want to tell the world!

I have now decided I can finally go shopping for maternity clothes and stop kidding myself that I can still fit into normal pants! I'm not really sure where stock them in my home town so might have to venture further afield (or online if i'm feeling lazy) I have 2 weeks off work and fully intend to sleep for most of time.

For all those still waiting for your my only hint for making it come quicker is to keep busy.

For all those who have suffered a loss I cannot imagine how you are feeling but my heart goes out to you and your families.

Updated list: (I'm due 20/03)

25/02 Spilttheteagain pg#1 16 week check 15/09
27/02 Muser pg#1 20 wk scan 11 Oct
27/02 Mendipgirl pg#2 (DD1)
27/02 Madasajarofwasps pg#3 (DD 5yrs DD 4yrs) Worcester
28/02 BramblyHedge pg#3, (DS1 4, DS2 2)
01/03 BunderTheBonnet pg#2 (DD3) Kent.
01/03 Snapdragon3 pg#9 (MMC, DD 3, DS 2, 5 MC) anomaly scan 21/10 GTT 29/11
02/03 AfterIVF pg#1
03/03 Celia76 pg#3 (DS1 5 & DS2 almost 3)
05/03 Hattie05 pg5 (DD1 7, DD2 3, no. 3 mc, DD3 7mths)
04/03 Larty 74 dating scan 4/09/10
04/03 Bluebeach pg#1
04/03 Jeffily pg#3,(DD1 angel baby, DD2 15months)
04/03 Sam2Oscar DC2
04/03 Carriebadshaw pg#2
05/03 Zatzi pg#1
07/03 Superpenguin pg#1
07/03 Bevyboo pg#2 (DD3)
08/03 Clucky31 pg#1
08/03 Polkadottytotty pg#3 (DS1 5.5 and DS2 3.5)
09/03 Penguindreams #1 & 2!
09/03 Pushmepullyou pg#4 3MC, DD20 mo
07/03 Mixedmama pg#3 (DS1 4.5 and DS2 2.5) London.
10/03 EvianBaby pg#2 (DS1 Oct 08)
10/03 Coraltoes pg#1
10/03 Sevenbubbles pg#2 (DD1 23.5 months)
10/03 Mama2LeahandAisha pg#3 (DD2, DD1)
11/03 Rayeraye pg#4 (DD aged 3, two angels)
11/03 am988 pg#1
13/03 Gemmasetters pg#2 (DD 2.5)
13/03 Doubleshotlatte pg#2 (DD 2.5)
17/03 KateandEmsMum pg#5 (DD 3, DD 10 Months)
17/03 MrsMullen pg#1
18/03 EvaLongoria pg#2
18/03 Oceanbreeze pg#1
20/03 Campervanfan pg#2 (DD born Nov 08) scan 7/9
20/03 Kagey pg#2 (DD Sept 08)
20/06 Haloflo pg#1 20 week scan 04/11
22/03 NoSleepTonight pg#3 (DS1 5.8, DS2 15months)
22/03 Purplefan pg#2 (DD 4.5)
24/03 Snotdroolanddirtybums pg#4 (5, 3 and 2)
24/03 Me23 pg#2(DD 5)booking 27/8 scan 6/9
24/03 Niamh29 (DD1 4yrs, DD2 11months)
25/03 PipPipPip pg#1
26/03 FuzzyWuzzwuzz pg#1
26/03? KPidgeon pg#1
29/03 Emma31177 pg#7 (Ds 14, DD 17 months)
??? SuperSoph73 pg#3 (DS7, DS2)
??? Rain1014 pg#3 (DD8, DD6)
??? Applemuncher pg#1

polkadottytotty Wed 01-Sep-10 09:37:28

Welcome and congrats Haloflo.

Glad the scan went well - there is something about that first ever scan that is just gobsmacking.

Good luck to anyone who have scans this week.

Larty74 Wed 01-Sep-10 09:46:42

spilttheteaagain was having the same exact thoughts as you re: the late night er, bloat as this morning i feel rather trim! having said that, I went swimming with a friend yesterday am and couldn't fit the towel around my waist. was so embarassed but only cuz I can't say anything yet.

Hopefully in THREE days i will no longer be emabarrased but proud!

welcome haloflo and congrats on your scan. I'm desperately trying to stay busy. I'm a teacher and almost wished I was back at school and that's saying something.

mendipgirl Wed 01-Sep-10 09:52:27

Hi all,

My bump is huge by the evening as well, I get up and don't even look pregnant but by the time I get home from work it is huge!! My DH says it was like that last time, its funny how you forget stuff isn't it?!

Tried to call my boss yesterday but he was in meetings all day so didn't get hold of him. We're going away for a few days later today so I'll leave it till Monday now.

So sorry for Flower and SFB sad

xx

superpenguin Wed 01-Sep-10 15:25:16

Hello all,

Glad to hear many of you are starting to get the maternity wear out as well!

Big welcome to the thread to headinghome and haloflo.

Just updating the list as I realised I forgot to update it before when my due date changed!

25/02 Spilttheteagain pg#1 16 week check 15/09
27/02 Muser pg#1 20 wk scan 11 Oct
27/02 Mendipgirl pg#2 (DD1)
27/02 Madasajarofwasps pg#3 (DD 5yrs DD 4yrs) Worcester
28/02 BramblyHedge pg#3, (DS1 4, DS2 2)
01/03 BunderTheBonnet pg#2 (DD3) Kent.
01/03 Snapdragon3 pg#9 (MMC, DD 3, DS 2, 5 MC) anomaly scan 21/10 GTT 29/11
02/03 AfterIVF pg#1
03/03 Celia76 pg#3 (DS1 5 & DS2 almost 3)
05/03 Hattie05 pg5 (DD1 7, DD2 3, no. 3 mc, DD3 7mths)
04/03 Larty 74 dating scan 4/09/10
04/03 Bluebeach pg#1
04/03 Jeffily pg#3,(DD1 angel baby, DD2 15months)
04/03 Sam2Oscar DC2
04/03 Carriebadshaw pg#2
04/03 Superpenguin pg#1 - 20wk scan 15Oct.
05/03 Zatzi pg#1
07/03 Bevyboo pg#2 (DD3)
08/03 Clucky31 pg#1
08/03 Polkadottytotty pg#3 (DS1 5.5 and DS2 3.5)
09/03 Penguindreams #1 & 2!
09/03 Pushmepullyou pg#4 3MC, DD20 mo
07/03 Mixedmama pg#3 (DS1 4.5 and DS2 2.5) London.
10/03 EvianBaby pg#2 (DS1 Oct 08)
10/03 Coraltoes pg#1
10/03 Sevenbubbles pg#2 (DD1 23.5 months)
10/03 Mama2LeahandAisha pg#3 (DD2, DD1)
11/03 Rayeraye pg#4 (DD aged 3, two angels)
11/03 am988 pg#1
13/03 Gemmasetters pg#2 (DD 2.5)
13/03 Doubleshotlatte pg#2 (DD 2.5)
17/03 KateandEmsMum pg#5 (DD 3, DD 10 Months)
17/03 MrsMullen pg#1
18/03 EvaLongoria pg#2
18/03 Oceanbreeze pg#1
20/03 Campervanfan pg#2 (DD born Nov 08) scan 7/9
20/03 Kagey pg#2 (DD Sept 08)
20/03 Haloflo pg#1 20 week scan 04/11
22/03 NoSleepTonight pg#3 (DS1 5.8, DS2 15months)
22/03 Purplefan pg#2 (DD 4.5)
24/03 Snotdroolanddirtybums pg#4 (5, 3 and 2)
24/03 Me23 pg#2(DD 5)booking 27/8 scan 6/9
24/03 Niamh29 (DD1 4yrs, DD2 11months)
25/03 PipPipPip pg#1
26/03 FuzzyWuzzwuzz pg#1
26/03? KPidgeon pg#1
29/03 Emma31177 pg#7 (Ds 14, DD 17 months)
??? SuperSoph73 pg#3 (DS7, DS2)
??? Rain1014 pg#3 (DD8, DD6)
??? Applemuncher pg#1

mama2plusbump Wed 01-Sep-10 15:55:34

hiya guys..sorry for the late response, been busy with dd1 ( 2 yrs0 dd2 (1 yrs)

well..my scan showed im 9 weeks and 4 days, which means i found out when i was 1 week pregnant?! is that even possible...

got a re-scan on 21 to date me properly.

mama2plusbump Wed 01-Sep-10 15:58:52

just caught up so sorry flower and sfb!

KPidgeon Wed 01-Sep-10 17:07:05

crikey mama2plusbump what pregnancy test did you use? I'm having my delayed first scan on the 21st September so you're not the last on here! Mine will be at an estimated 13 weeks & 3 days so I hope all will be well.

Welcome haloflo congratulations on your scan. I can't WAIT for mine..

I think I'm only 10 weeks and a few days but as I said I'm firmly in my maternity trousers and loving it. Probably to other people it doesn't look like pregnancy but to me I can see a bump that isn't usually there- and nothing fits comfortably anymore. It definitely grows as the day goes on like some others have said here.

Today- no nausea! (so far) so every other day is better than every day.. fingers crossed it is getting better now and that I will cope with getting up at 4.00 AM on Saturday for our train up to Edinburgh!

Anyone else started to feel a lot better?

Purplefan Wed 01-Sep-10 17:55:12

Hi everyone,
Welcome to headinghome and haloflo

Spilt I echo your ballooning in the evenings - crazy really!
I was back to work on a TD day today - I felt so sure people would notice the little bump, especially as I had been doing slimming world since March and have/had lost a total of 3 stone!!grin It was lovely though cos people were telling me that I looked trim and slimmer still!! Little do they know wink
Hopefully after scan next week I can tell them all!!

Big day 2moro as DD starts school - I am so excited for her smile, luckily she is excited too!!
Look after yourselves!

Hi all

Sorry I've been awol over the last week or so. After my spotting I wanted to wait until I'd had a scan before committing myself mentally to the whole pregnancy thing, so took a break for a while.

So sorry to hear all the sad news, am thinking of sfb, flower and jeffily. Hope soph is doing OK.

Had my nuchal scan today, don't get the bloods back until friday night, but the fold measured 1.7 mm, which I think is pretty normal. The sonographer seemed fairly confident I would end up low risk.

I am now officially 13 weeks, scan says 13+3, but would make this baby an immaculate conception, which seems unlikely!

Starting to get a bit bloated, particularly in the evenings but still in my 'own' clothes for now, don't think it will last myuch longer though!

Sorry for the big 'me' post. Just a bit over excited this evening!

me23 Wed 01-Sep-10 21:21:48

mama it is impossible to find out you are pregnant at one week pregnant because pregnancy is dated from the 1st day of your last period so you will have been on your period when you tested or just finished it. That's really bizarre.

chickiewoo Wed 01-Sep-10 21:34:59

Hi to you all - good to read all the news and how you are all doing - silly question - but as I'm a bit of a new MN'er I've no idea how to add myself to the 'list' - if anyone is updating please can you include me - due date 28 March 2011, currently 10 weeks plus 2, DS - age 4. Thanks x

niamh29 Wed 01-Sep-10 23:12:51

Welcome chickiewoo, I'm afraid I'm not much use to you as I am working off my iPhone but I'm sure someone will add you, they're all lovely here!!

I'm 11 weeks now and I've actually been feeling very sick the last week, anyone else getting worse not better?? On the plus side my energy is a bit better (still this is the latest I've been awake in weeks, I'm normally asleep by 10pm!)

25/02 Spilttheteagain pg#1 16 week check 15/09
27/02 Muser pg#1 20 wk scan 11 Oct
27/02 Mendipgirl pg#2 (DD1)
27/02 Madasajarofwasps pg#3 (DD 5yrs DD 4yrs) Worcester
28/02 BramblyHedge pg#3, (DS1 4, DS2 2)
01/03 BunderTheBonnet pg#2 (DD3) Kent.
01/03 Snapdragon3 pg#9 (MMC, DD 3, DS 2, 5 MC) anomaly scan 21/10 GTT 29/11
02/03 AfterIVF pg#1
03/03 Celia76 pg#3 (DS1 5 & DS2 almost 3)
05/03 Hattie05 pg5 (DD1 7, DD2 3, no. 3 mc, DD3 7mths)
04/03 Larty 74 dating scan 4/09/10
04/03 Bluebeach pg#1
04/03 Jeffily pg#3,(DD1 angel baby, DD2 15months)
04/03 Sam2Oscar DC2
04/03 Carriebadshaw pg#2
04/03 Superpenguin pg#1 - 20wk scan 15Oct.
05/03 Zatzi pg#1
07/03 Bevyboo pg#2 (DD3)
08/03 Clucky31 pg#1
08/03 Polkadottytotty pg#3 (DS1 5.5 and DS2 3.5)
09/03 Penguindreams #1 & 2!
09/03 Pushmepullyou pg#4 3MC, DD20 mo
07/03 Mixedmama pg#3 (DS1 4.5 and DS2 2.5) London.
10/03 EvianBaby pg#2 (DS1 Oct 08)
10/03 Coraltoes pg#1
10/03 Sevenbubbles pg#2 (DD1 23.5 months)
10/03 Mama2LeahandAisha pg#3 (DD2, DD1)
11/03 Rayeraye pg#4 (DD aged 3, two angels)
11/03 am988 pg#1
13/03 Gemmasetters pg#2 (DD 2.5)
13/03 Doubleshotlatte pg#2 (DD 2.5)
17/03 KateandEmsMum pg#5 (DD 3, DD 10 Months)
17/03 MrsMullen pg#1
18/03 EvaLongoria pg#2
18/03 Oceanbreeze pg#1
20/03 Campervanfan pg#2 (DD born Nov 08) scan 7/9
20/03 Kagey pg#2 (DD Sept 08)
20/03 Haloflo pg#1 20 week scan 04/11
22/03 NoSleepTonight pg#3 (DS1 5.8, DS2 15months)
22/03 Purplefan pg#2 (DD 4.5)
24/03 Snotdroolanddirtybums pg#4 (5, 3 and 2)
24/03 Me23 pg#2(DD 5)booking 27/8 scan 6/9
24/03 Niamh29 (DD1 4yrs, DD2 11months)
25/03 PipPipPip pg#1
26/03 FuzzyWuzzwuzz pg#1
26/03? KPidgeon pg#1
28/03 Chickiewoo pg#2 (DS 4)
29/03 Emma31177 pg#7 (Ds 14, DD 17 months)
??? SuperSoph73 pg#3 (DS7, DS2)
??? Rain1014 pg#3 (DD8, DD6)
??? Applemuncher pg#1

There you go chickiewoo - you're in smile.

niamh I am 13 weeks now and feeling worse if anything. Have spent most of this morning being sick whereas mostly I have just felt sick so far. Oretty sure it's just m/s though as I am, to quote my gran 'fine in myself' grin

mama I don't think the dating scan results are necessarily 100% accurates, it's only a question of a couple of millimetres to shift the dates quite a way either side.

My typing is clearly not 100% accurate today either!

mama2plusbump Thu 02-Sep-10 10:29:27

clear blue conception indicator..i hope its not a sign that things are going to go wrong...

mama2plusbump Thu 02-Sep-10 10:32:37

i found out on clear clear on the 12 july, and it said 1-2 weeks, i had my last period on 3 june. i had a scan on 27 august and measured i think 9 weeks and 4/5 days.

im confused.

considering last pregnancy i found out when i was 16 weeks this is just abit strange.

mama2plusbump Thu 02-Sep-10 10:36:08

i think that makes it when i was just over 2 weeks pregnant?!

KPidgeon Thu 02-Sep-10 12:06:27

Mama- is it not that you were more than 1-2 weeks on the 12 July? Like more like 3 weeks?

Or maybe it's 1-2 weeks pregnant as in since cconception and then they've added on the extra weeks to make it since your last the count of 9 weeks plus 4/5 days since your last period?

That is a bit confusing but nothing to worry about I'm sure.

Hope it all becomes clear at your next scan.

nellyf Thu 02-Sep-10 15:43:07

Hello! I'm a newbie! Due on 27 March pg#2 - haven't posted until now as 2 previous miscarriages and have been on an emotional roller coaster! Dating scan on 10 September - v nervous/v excited- mostly nervous!

bevl81 Thu 02-Sep-10 16:54:27

Hello all, I haven't checked in for a while but have been keeping a sneaky eye on you.

Sorry to hear about SFB and Flowers sad news.

I was on here as Bevyboo but have now changed to Bevl81 but my due date etc remains the same.

I had my scan last Friday, and all looked well.
I think...
My Downs test came in as 1/190. Is that low risk in your opinion? Should I even be letting it worry me slightly?

Otherwise all is well, the nausea has gone off for the most part, and now I am a quivering emotional wreck and the smallest thing will set me off!

Am 13+2 now and still squeezing into 'normal' clothes but cant wait to shed them about tea time in favour of nighty and dressing gown and slob out!
Really excited about moving into second trimester and getting proper bump, and especially now the whole world and his wife have been told I am still glowing from all the congratulations lol!

chickiewoo Thu 02-Sep-10 20:44:19

Thanks to Pushmepullyou for adding me to the list! Welcome to nellyf Had my dating scan/downs screening blood test appointment through today for 20 September - at which point I will be 13 weeks. After this I will then feel confident on sharing our news - I'm struggling to keep our secret! Going to tell our DS (age 4) and then let him deliver the news to family and friends. Suffering with nausea most days up until lunchtime'ish - ready salted hula hoops seem to help!?! Also tend to bloat in the evenings x

bev my consultant told me that anything less than 1:150 is considered low risk, so yes, 1:190 is definitely low risk smile

sam26oscar Thu 02-Sep-10 21:56:39

Hi everyone, have been to Suffolk for a week to visit friends, and also where DS1 was born!! Welcome to all the newbies and sorry to hear such sad news sfb and flowers sad
hope everyone is feeling better although having read posts some are feeling worse sad and good luck to those having scans this week smile
I was feeling fab whilst away even mananged to regain my appetite grin but then yesterday and today have felt queasy again confused really hope its not going to go and then come back again throughout was starting to dream about food!! Have given in and bought maternity leggings but "normal" tops still, my sil had her 4th boy last night and want to go and see her obviously but need to wear something v baggy to cover bump as don't want to steal her thunder!
Well, i have a very busy weekend ahead,DS back to school in the morning, DH 250 miles away for next 8 weeks and DS 6th birthday party on Sun, all by myself.....God help me!!

Larty74 Fri 03-Sep-10 09:56:43

Morning everyone! nervous/excited for my scan tomorrow. feels like it's never going to get here.

HeadingHome Fri 03-Sep-10 10:54:58

Had my 12 week scan yesterday - so far so good.

Dated me for 13th March.

Still doesn't quite feel real yet!

Larty74 Fri 03-Sep-10 11:03:00

Good news headinghome!

Zafnoodles Fri 03-Sep-10 11:54:14

Hi folks

can I join you? I'm due 14 March (my birthday!) and am nervously waiting my first scan this Tues.

It's really reassuring to know that lots of you are also really tired. I've had ME and was terrified that it was coming back before I discovered I was pregnant. I was a bit slow on the uptake there - only realised 2 weeks ago.

me23 Fri 03-Sep-10 15:18:39

welcome to the thread zafnoodles and heading home have added you both to the list. I have my scan on monday wish I could sleep and wake up on monday! Dp has gone to visit his mum in somerset this weekend, Luckily I have my cousin staying over to help with dd as I'm still too exhausted, I had occupational health yesterday at work and the Dr said I'm not fit to work at the moment because of my extreme fatigue. Hoping I feel better soon but this have been going on for months before I got pregnant.

25/02 Spilttheteagain pg#1 16 week check 15/09
27/02 Muser pg#1 20 wk scan 11 Oct
27/02 Mendipgirl pg#2 (DD1)
27/02 Madasajarofwasps pg#3 (DD 5yrs DD 4yrs) Worcester
28/02 BramblyHedge pg#3, (DS1 4, DS2 2)
01/03 BunderTheBonnet pg#2 (DD3) Kent.
01/03 Snapdragon3 pg#9 (MMC, DD 3, DS 2, 5 MC) anomaly scan 21/10 GTT 29/11
02/03 AfterIVF pg#1
03/03 Celia76 pg#3 (DS1 5 & DS2 almost 3)
05/03 Hattie05 pg5 (DD1 7, DD2 3, no. 3 mc, DD3 7mths)
04/03 Larty 74 dating scan 4/09/10
04/03 Bluebeach pg#1
04/03 Jeffily pg#3,(DD1 angel baby, DD2 15months)
04/03 Sam2Oscar DC2
04/03 Carriebadshaw pg#2
04/03 Superpenguin pg#1 - 20wk scan 15Oct.
05/03 Zatzi pg#1
07/03 Bevyboo pg#2 (DD3)
08/03 Clucky31 pg#1
08/03 Polkadottytotty pg#3 (DS1 5.5 and DS2 3.5)
09/03 Penguindreams #1 & 2!
09/03 Pushmepullyou pg#4 3MC, DD20 mo
07/03 Mixedmama pg#3 (DS1 4.5 and DS2 2.5) London.
10/03 EvianBaby pg#2 (DS1 Oct 08)
10/03 Coraltoes pg#1
10/03 Sevenbubbles pg#2 (DD1 23.5 months)
10/03 Mama2LeahandAisha pg#3 (DD2, DD1)
11/03 Rayeraye pg#4 (DD aged 3, two angels)
11/03 am988 pg#1
13/03 Gemmasetters pg#2 (DD 2.5)
13/03 Doubleshotlatte pg#2 (DD 2.5)
13/03 HeadingHome
14/03 ZafNoodles
17/03 KateandEmsMum pg#5 (DD 3, DD 10 Months)
17/03 MrsMullen pg#1
18/03 EvaLongoria pg#2
18/03 Oceanbreeze pg#1
20/03 Campervanfan pg#2 (DD born Nov 08) scan 7/9
20/03 Kagey pg#2 (DD Sept 08)
20/03 Haloflo pg#1 20 week scan 04/11
22/03 NoSleepTonight pg#3 (DS1 5.8, DS2 15months)
22/03 Purplefan pg#2 (DD 4.5)
24/03 Snotdroolanddirtybums pg#4 (5, 3 and 2)
24/03 Me23 pg#2(DD 5)booking 27/8 scan 6/9
24/03 Niamh29 (DD1 4yrs, DD2 11months)
25/03 PipPipPip pg#1
26/03 FuzzyWuzzwuzz pg#1
26/03? KPidgeon pg#1
28/03 Chickiewoo pg#2 (DS 4)
29/03 Emma31177 pg#7 (Ds 14, DD 17 months)
??? SuperSoph73 pg#3 (DS7, DS2)
??? Rain1014 pg#3 (DD8, DD6)
??? Applemuncher pg#1

nancydrewrocked Fri 03-Sep-10 17:06:50

Hi all - After a fairly worrying first trimester I have decided to bite the bullet and join this thread smile

I am 12+1 and just got the all clear this morning following a CVS.

I have DD 5 DS1 is 4 and DS2 was stillborn last year.

sam26oscar Fri 03-Sep-10 18:09:19

nancydrewrocked welcome, sorry for your loss last year how devastating for you, however, congratulations on this pg smile,
welcome zafnoodles and congrats on your scan headinghome, we really are heading into the second trimester nowgrin. Its just starting to become real now and have even been browsing online catolouges for baby stuff, just sneakily looking!!
Having said that still haven't told parents yet (am 14+1) and i see them quite often as they live close by!! Am planning to do so this weekend ! Am having a hungry day which is lovely!! Am trying to eat sensibily and not over indulge!! Fruit and chocolate (which i don't normally eat crisps are my downfall!!) are popular at the moment winkWell will look in over weekend but it is DS party ythis weekend so will be busy and knackered!! Hope you all have good weekend smile

niamh29 Fri 03-Sep-10 20:02:32

So this morning I went to the bank link and couldn't remember my pin and after 3 go's I was told to ring the branch (btw: I never forget stuff normally) when I got back to the car I cried hysterically and had to go home instead of work to calm myself down, even after making myself respectable again I was still on the verge of tears for hours, it's like I have an on switch for tears but no off switch........,isn't pregnancy fun!!!

hello nancydrew (love your name smile) and zafnoodles.

Got my blood results back today which, combined with the nuchal makes me low risk for Downs, which is a relief smile.

On holiday next week (Yay!), but will have to do loads of work (Boo!), at least I'll be doing it away from the office though. Will have to tell my team when I get back as I'm starting to look distinctly rounded!

Sympathies to all of you waiting for scans, I feel so much better now mine is out of the way, not very long now for most people though.

Campervanfan Fri 03-Sep-10 22:33:12

Hi all,

I'm so sorry to hear about all the bad news. My colleague at work, a really nice lady, admitted to me about 10 days ago that she was PG, and it turned out she was due within a few days of me. She had a M/C earlier in the year. I was really excited. She had her 12 week scan today and she was told that she is PG but there is no baby. She was having MS and everything. I'm totally gutted for her and I'm now really worried about my scan on Tuesday.

I still have MS but just nausea. I had to put on my maternity jeans from my previous PG for first time today. Honestly, I'm HUGE! blush

Muser Sat 04-Sep-10 09:14:26

Hello everyone, welcome to all the newbies.

Campervanfan that's very sad about your colleague. Try not to worry about your scan, remember the odds are on your side that everything will be ok. Miscarriage is more common than we think, but it's still more likely for each of us that we'll have a successful pregnancy. I hope it all goes well on Tuesday.

I am 15 weeks tomorrow and still throwing up. I would like my second trimester bloom to happen now please.

bluebeach Sat 04-Sep-10 10:15:36

Hi everyone
Sorry not to mention any names, but hi to all the new ones and congratulation!
Am really sad to hear the sad stories of peoples losses.

I thought when I got to the second trimester I would ease off on the worrying, but at 14+1 I am so paranoid that things are not right. Its kind of getting silly as i am reading into everything. There was a dead mouse on our doorstep the other day and I was like 'it's a sign' though ridiculed (thankfully) by DP. Also I keep randomly singing songs and when I stop to listen to the words I'm signing, its awful stuff like east17 and the line 'baby if you've got to go away....' and that reggae song 'baby come back'!!

I have 3 weeks till my next MW appointment, but I was planning to tell work in the mean time, but now I'm getting so freaked out I'm thinking I should wait till I can hear the heart beat again.

I think I'm cracking up a bit! Is anyone else like this? Does anyone have a Dopplar? I've read good an bad things about them.

Sorry for the silly long message!

niamh29 Sat 04-Sep-10 10:45:21

Campervanfan: what happened to your colleague is my worst nightmare, that's what happened to my friend too a few weeks ago, I just can't understand how you can be having symptoms but there's no baby, symptoms are supposed to reassure you!!!

Bring on my scan on Thursday, I just want to know everything is ok before I go crazy!!!

Zatzi Sat 04-Sep-10 11:15:19

bluebeach, I'm exactly the same! 14 weeks today and forever analysing if I still "feel" pregnant - which as my only symptom was sore boobs and that eased a couple of weeks ago (before scan) is ridiculous. My SIL - who's got three and had one mc - told me the other day that most women worry the whole way through but especially before you can feel kicking. We just don't talk about our fears. Am v grateful to know I'm not alone!

Am thinking of getting a Doppler to ease my worries - but have read that they can make concerns worse - anyone got any views / experience?

Muser Sat 04-Sep-10 11:43:44

The problem with dopplers is it can be very hard to find the heartbeat. You might find it easily one day, and not the next. If that happens, are you liable to panic? I know I probably would, so I wouldn't do it.

The chances of anything going wrong after a good 12 week scan are very, very tiny. We probably read more about them being on MN, as people come here for help. So I think it can all get very scary.

I'm not sure what the answer is, except whenever you start worrying think about something else instead.

Larty74 Sat 04-Sep-10 16:04:14

Hello everyone. I'm SO pleased that I can no longer say if but when! Scan went well and everthing appeared to be normal according to the Dr, nuchal measurments, etc. Just waiting for the blood results. AMAZING! got pics, may put up later. grin

Larty74 Sat 04-Sep-10 16:22:49

p.s. my dates haven't changed so no edits to the list!

Purplefan Sat 04-Sep-10 16:54:59

Hi all,

Larty that is great news!! I am now counting down the days to my scan rather than weeks!! It is on Thursday morning, can't wait, although a bit nervous!!

Hi all, pleased to hear your good news Larty

I have a doppler from my last pg and I do find it very reassuring. I've never had much of a problem finding the heartbeat and found it for the first time at about 9 weeks this time, which surprised me as I really wasn't expecting it!

I think it's true that most women worry all the way through, although I am not as worried this time as last time, I think because a) I have more confidence in my body to carry a baby and b) I feel that whatever will happen will happen and I already have the most beautiful DD in the world! <biased grin>

bevl81 Sun 05-Sep-10 15:44:15

bluebeach lol I'm the same - I see signs in everything at the moment, especially the old rhyme about blackbirds, 1 for sorrow, 2 for joy, 3 for a girl, 4 for a boy and so on... so if I only see 1 magpie, thats it I'm convinced its an omen!!! Dafties aren't we. (its better when I see 4 then I smile)

Am also SUPER emotional, I was crying to Elton Johns Candle in the Wind this morning... god help me.

PipPipPip Sun 05-Sep-10 15:53:57

I cried watching Supernanny the other night - WTF?

Campervanfan Sun 05-Sep-10 20:24:19

Oh I can cry at anything at the moment! Dh starts work again tmrw, he a college tutor, so I've been looking after DD most of weekend and I'm exhausted! Work for me tmrw too. I work 5 days he works 2 so he the main carer and DD goes to nursery 2 days a week. I went back full time in anticipation of saving for number 2, already can't wait to be off again!

Anyone else got practically constant thrush? It's driving me crazy, I had it last time PG, v rarely when not PG. The suppositories don't seem to work or it comes back a week or 2 later and the area is constantly sore blush

Larty74 Sun 05-Sep-10 21:00:08

Campervanfan I feel your pain. literally. really sucks. nothing works for me either. I read somewhere somebody took Nelson's Candida tablets during pregnancy and it helped. going to check first w/ gp/midwive before i invest.

Larty74 Sun 05-Sep-10 21:06:09

Sometimes I feel really guilty for really wanting the baby to be a certain sex. Anyone else? I mean so far I'm ever so grateful all is well and that's all I should care about but it must happen to everyone at some point? Does it? Does it ever switch to the other? Is it because it's our first pg?

Discuss. confused

niamh29 Sun 05-Sep-10 21:28:31

We have 2 DD's and we are hoping this is a boy, but if it's not it doesn't really matter as long as the baby is happy and healthy. All the same we're going to try and find out so we know one way or the other!

bluebeach Sun 05-Sep-10 22:20:06

Thanks for the reassuring messages guys. Its good to know i'm not the only loon out there smile
I guess it is kind of normal feeling unsure about things until you can feel things actually moving around. And I should probably limit my internet research as there are so many heart breaking stories. Like one of you said (sorry I'm too tired to do names tonight) you have to trust that your body will do the right thing.

I do the magpie thing too though!

I've resisted ordering a Dopplar as I know I would be using it all the time and not finding a heart beat would send me crazy (I was trying to find it with a stethascope we had from an old fancy dress costume until I read that that was a stupid thing to do!).

Regarding sex, I really don't mind so we are not going to find out...though we are finding girls names easier to agree on.

Well here's to a positive week of happy scan stories, the ceasing of sickness and attempting to be rational in our irrational states! x

sam26oscar Sun 05-Sep-10 23:24:14

have to say i do the magpie too!! If i see one on its own i search frantically for its mate!! Surprisingly, i am still up after having a really bad nights sleep last night, saw 4.15am then up at 8am to collect DS for rugby training. Then standing around watching said rugby training then DS birthday party this afternoon... a rugby themed party, getting an idea that DS rugby mad??!!

Finally told parents that am pg kinda getting obvious now at 14+3!! Dad was gobsmacked but in a really pleased and happy way!! Said thought that DS was going to be only child as he is 6, and just assumed he would be only child!! Mum wants me to find out sex so she can just shop grin!!Sorry but I don't want to know, DH has other ideas though!

Have had 20 week scan date through for 14th Oct DH still away, do i go by myself so am not pressured into finding out the sex or change appt so he can come?????
He is not aware that i have had the date through yet.

your thoughts would be appreciated smile

all back to normal tomorrow, work and school starts!
Good luck to those with first school run after 6 weeks off wink

PipPipPip Mon 06-Sep-10 12:36:44

Hi ladies,

I'm having my first GP appointment tomorrow, where I'll have to nominate my choice of hospitals.

I'm a bit confused about catchment areas etc. Have any of you requested a hospital out of your "catchment area"?

I'm a bit slow on all of this (only seeing GP for first time at 11 weeks) as I moved house earlier in the pregnancy.

me23 Mon 06-Sep-10 14:46:32

I had my scan today and everything is fine smile I convinced myself something had gone wrong. However I saw the heart beat straight away and was reassured. Sonographer just everything looked fine and nuchal was very low risk, it's amazing to see our little baby on the screen waving at us. Can't wait to show dd the pics and dvd when she gets back from school.

Larty74 Mon 06-Sep-10 15:25:21

Hurray! me23 great news. i'm still on a high from mine on Sat and had also convinced myself it wouldn't be ok. what are we like!

am988 Mon 06-Sep-10 16:26:31

Hi all,
My scan is tomorrow afternoon and I am also very worried. I hope it goes well. Last time I had a scan, it wasn't good news. Guess some bad things keep haunting you until something good happens, right?
Will be in touch.
x A

superpenguin Mon 06-Sep-10 16:38:40

Hello everyone, just popping in.
How are you all?

Nice to read about more new people joining our thread (hi! ) and about happy scan news too.

Sympathy to those still feeling sick. By the way is anyone feeling better yet?
I am now 14+3 and still feeling nauseous all day, and have actually been sick twice in the last week. Thought I was over that but clearly not! Never mind.

Ooooh I saw a tiny baby at the weekend! A friend from school (not a close friend but kind of in the same group of friends if you see what I mean!) was at our mutual friends' house when I was there on Saturday and she has just had a new baby boy, only 11 days old! He was so cute and tiny! He cried a lot though, and I didn't get to hold him (didn't like to ask really). Her DD age 3 was also there, and I have to say the whole thing was a little daunting and scary - this is what my life is going to be like soon! confused shock As most of the friends I see regularly don't have kids it was all a little new and strange for me. Better get used to the idea of having kids around I guess! The next six months may fly by...

emma31177 Mon 06-Sep-10 17:15:57

hi mums-to-be hope everyone doin ok am glad scan went ok m23 ive got mine on the 17 sep such a long time to go good luck am988 am sure everything will be ok ...

cant sleep at night feel sick all the time dont want to eat anything apart from pizza and smarties got horrilbe thrush had enough of these stupid dreams and even crying at eastenders or even the dog trust advert come on this is not me lol

ahh i love being pregnant!! lol staying very positive and trying not to go to the epu unit think they had enough of me lol

wishing i could sleep now till end of march x

emma31177 Mon 06-Sep-10 17:19:10

sorry missed u out larty74 oh and anyone else that has had there scan glad the scans went good
i convince myself everyday somthing goin to happen then i think naa not this time this baby is coming x

Jupiter118 Mon 06-Sep-10 17:46:28

Hello - I have been lurking for a while (is that the right terminology?), but finally at 12 weeks feel brave enough to join in. Scan was at 10.5 weeks and (touch wood) all seems fine so far)

Can't work out how to add myself to the list, but:

Jupiter118 - 21 March - Pg#2 (DS 3.5)

I too do the magpie thing - craning my neck in the car if I have only seen one to look for another. A bit mad, but...

Currently wondering if the nausea will ever end - it seems to be getting worse not better and following oodles and oodles of dry retching I was acually sick at the weekend - yuck!! Is not making for productive days at work which considering the state of this week's to do list is not good.

Hope others are entering the 2nd trimester bloom!

x

Campervanfan Mon 06-Sep-10 19:10:20

Good luck for tomorrow am988, mine is tomorrow too! Fingers crossed for us both x

niamh29 Mon 06-Sep-10 20:07:48

Best of luck to those having scans tomorrow, I want to hear lots of good news stories cause my scan is Thursday and I'm really nervous!!

Larty74 Mon 06-Sep-10 20:30:09

thinking of all those with scans this week - just keep busy!

me23 Mon 06-Sep-10 20:35:40

Welome jupiter118 Have added you to the list also my edd has been brought 1 day forward.
Good luck to everyone having scans this week.

25/02 Spilttheteagain pg#1 16 week check 15/09
27/02 Muser pg#1 20 wk scan 11 Oct
27/02 Mendipgirl pg#2 (DD1)
27/02 Madasajarofwasps pg#3 (DD 5yrs DD 4yrs) Worcester
28/02 BramblyHedge pg#3, (DS1 4, DS2 2)
01/03 BunderTheBonnet pg#2 (DD3) Kent.
01/03 Snapdragon3 pg#9 (MMC, DD 3, DS 2, 5 MC) anomaly scan 21/10 GTT 29/11
02/03 AfterIVF pg#1
03/03 Celia76 pg#3 (DS1 5 & DS2 almost 3)
05/03 Hattie05 pg5 (DD1 7, DD2 3, no. 3 mc, DD3 7mths)
04/03 Larty 74 dating scan 4/09/10
04/03 Bluebeach pg#1
04/03 Jeffily pg#3,(DD1 angel baby, DD2 15months)
04/03 Sam2Oscar DC2
04/03 Carriebadshaw pg#2
04/03 Superpenguin pg#1 - 20wk scan 15Oct.
05/03 Zatzi pg#1
07/03 Bevyboo pg#2 (DD3)
08/03 Clucky31 pg#1
08/03 Polkadottytotty pg#3 (DS1 5.5 and DS2 3.5)
09/03 Penguindreams #1 & 2!
09/03 Pushmepullyou pg#4 3MC, DD20 mo
07/03 Mixedmama pg#3 (DS1 4.5 and DS2 2.5) London.
10/03 EvianBaby pg#2 (DS1 Oct 08)
10/03 Coraltoes pg#1
10/03 Sevenbubbles pg#2 (DD1 23.5 months)
10/03 Mama2LeahandAisha pg#3 (DD2, DD1)
11/03 Rayeraye pg#4 (DD aged 3, two angels)
11/03 am988 pg#1
13/03 Gemmasetters pg#2 (DD 2.5)
13/03 Doubleshotlatte pg#2 (DD 2.5)
13/03 HeadingHome
14/03 ZafNoodles
17/03 KateandEmsMum pg#5 (DD 3, DD 10 Months)
17/03 MrsMullen pg#1
18/03 EvaLongoria pg#2
18/03 Oceanbreeze pg#1
20/03 Campervanfan pg#2 (DD born Nov 08) scan 7/9
20/03 Kagey pg#2 (DD Sept 08)
20/03 Haloflo pg#1 20 week scan 04/11
21,03 Jupiter118 Pg#2 (DS 3.5)
22/03 NoSleepTonight pg#3 (DS1 5.8, DS2 15months)
22/03 Purplefan pg#2 (DD 4.5)
23/03 Me23 pg#2(DD 5)
24/03 Snotdroolanddirtybums pg#4 (5, 3 and 2)
24/03 Niamh29 (DD1 4yrs, DD2 11months)
25/03 PipPipPip pg#1
26/03 FuzzyWuzzwuzz pg#1
26/03? KPidgeon pg#1
28/03 Chickiewoo pg#2 (DS 4)
29/03 Emma31177 pg#7 (Ds 14, DD 17 months)
??? SuperSoph73 pg#3 (DS7, DS2)
??? Rain1014 pg#3 (DD8, DD6)
??? Applemuncher pg#1

me23 Mon 06-Sep-10 20:37:18

Sorry made a mistake so posting list again!
25/02 Spilttheteagain pg#1 16 week check 15/09
27/02 Muser pg#1 20 wk scan 11 Oct
27/02 Mendipgirl pg#2 (DD1)
27/02 Madasajarofwasps pg#3 (DD 5yrs DD 4yrs) Worcester
28/02 BramblyHedge pg#3, (DS1 4, DS2 2)
01/03 BunderTheBonnet pg#2 (DD3) Kent.
01/03 Snapdragon3 pg#9 (MMC, DD 3, DS 2, 5 MC) anomaly scan 21/10 GTT 29/11
02/03 AfterIVF pg#1
03/03 Celia76 pg#3 (DS1 5 & DS2 almost 3)
05/03 Hattie05 pg5 (DD1 7, DD2 3, no. 3 mc, DD3 7mths)
04/03 Larty 74 dating scan 4/09/10
04/03 Bluebeach pg#1
04/03 Jeffily pg#3,(DD1 angel baby, DD2 15months)
04/03 Sam2Oscar DC2
04/03 Carriebadshaw pg#2
04/03 Superpenguin pg#1 - 20wk scan 15Oct.
05/03 Zatzi pg#1
07/03 Bevyboo pg#2 (DD3)
08/03 Clucky31 pg#1
08/03 Polkadottytotty pg#3 (DS1 5.5 and DS2 3.5)
09/03 Penguindreams #1 & 2!
09/03 Pushmepullyou pg#4 3MC, DD20 mo
07/03 Mixedmama pg#3 (DS1 4.5 and DS2 2.5) London.
10/03 EvianBaby pg#2 (DS1 Oct 08)
10/03 Coraltoes pg#1
10/03 Sevenbubbles pg#2 (DD1 23.5 months)
10/03 Mama2LeahandAisha pg#3 (DD2, DD1)
11/03 Rayeraye pg#4 (DD aged 3, two angels)
11/03 am988 pg#1
13/03 Gemmasetters pg#2 (DD 2.5)
13/03 Doubleshotlatte pg#2 (DD 2.5)
13/03 HeadingHome
14/03 ZafNoodles
17/03 KateandEmsMum pg#5 (DD 3, DD 10 Months)
17/03 MrsMullen pg#1
18/03 EvaLongoria pg#2
18/03 Oceanbreeze pg#1
20/03 Campervanfan pg#2 (DD born Nov 08) scan 7/9
20/03 Kagey pg#2 (DD Sept 08)
20/03 Haloflo pg#1 20 week scan 04/11
21/03 Jupiter118 Pg#2 (DS 3.5)
22/03 NoSleepTonight pg#3 (DS1 5.8, DS2 15months)
22/03 Purplefan pg#2 (DD 4.5)
23/03 Me23 pg#2(DD 5)
24/03 Snotdroolanddirtybums pg#4 (5, 3 and 2)
24/03 Niamh29 (DD1 4yrs, DD2 11months)
25/03 PipPipPip pg#1
26/03 FuzzyWuzzwuzz pg#1
26/03? KPidgeon pg#1
28/03 Chickiewoo pg#2 (DS 4)
29/03 Emma31177 pg#7 (Ds 14, DD 17 months)
??? SuperSoph73 pg#3 (DS7, DS2)
??? Rain1014 pg#3 (DD8, DD6)
??? Applemuncher pg#1

PipPipPip Mon 06-Sep-10 21:03:49

I'm jealous of you all having your scans! I'm 10 weeks and only seeing the GP for the first time - a few delays due to moving house etc. I guess my scan is still a couple of weeks away, making me the "late bloomer" of the group!

Larty74 Tue 07-Sep-10 08:48:35

Back to school today and my head is so not in it - yet anyway. Told my headteacher the other day and was great about it!

EvianBaby Tue 07-Sep-10 08:54:24

Morning all!

Just popping by to say hi! Welcome to the newbies (and congratulations smile) and congratulations to everyone who has had scans recently. We seem to be having lots more good news this week which is excellent!

I'm 13+5 now and starting to feel less sick (although just as I start to feel better I am sick again!) but still feel so tired! I think I could sleep all day if I didn't have to work and look after DS!

Anyway, this was just a quick hello before I officially start work at 9am!

Have a good day everyone!

am988 Tue 07-Sep-10 08:54:49

Good morning all! Scan later on.... very very excited but worried at the same time - good luck to us campervanfan supposed to be working from home before setting offto the hospital but haven't achieved much yet!

Miraculously I had a good night's sleep first time in the past months. I couldn't believe it was light when I woke up cause normally it is still very dark!
Take care all,
xx A

mixedmamameansbusiness Tue 07-Sep-10 10:50:01

Morning all

Welcome to all the newbies and hello to everyone, fab news about scans and good luck to all those having them.

I dont remeber who said it but the lady who wasnt sure about letting her husband come to the scan because he wants to know the sex, you can usually ask them to write it down or you can leave the room and the sonographer will tell him.

We are definitely finding out as awith two boys it would be nice to have a girl, although I will be very happy to have a third boy.

DS1 starting recption tomorrow, and in present pregnancy state I am massively emotional about it. He is ready and so excited.

Also, handed in my notice today. I work part time and the statutory mat pay just isnt worth staying for. They asked me to stay for and extra two weeks and in turn they are not going to take back any holiday I havent actually accrued.

Still slightly nauseous but am tryign to make an effort with make up etc to perk me up and generally feeling positive going forward.

Hello all again.

mendipgirl Tue 07-Sep-10 13:49:47

Hello everyone, I seem to have been out of the loop for the last week, so congrats on all the great scans, it's nice we seem to be having lots of good news now, may it continue for the next 6-7 months!!

Have told my boss and he is okay, he's comign down today to discuss and I have an appointment with HR in a couple of weeks.

Sometimes I still can't believe I am pregnant, it doesn't seem real at all, even after the scan.

However I am completely exhausted...I don't think anyone can understand how tired you get unless you have been through it! I can't decide which is more tiring looking after DD or working?!

I really don't mind what this one is, I think ILs really want it to be a boy, but I don't mind at all, can't decide what i would pick even if I had a choice?! DH doesn't mind either so we are not going to find out but leave it for a surprise!

Campervanfan Tue 07-Sep-10 15:31:39

Hi all, I had my scan and everythings fine. Soooo relieved!!! They couldn't do the nuchal fold test because the baby wasn't in the right position so I'm back on Friday for another try. Photos aren't as good as with DD1 but I really don't care, I'm just glad to see the heartbeat and a bunch of limbs waving about! EDD is now 16 March.

Campervanfan Tue 07-Sep-10 15:32:54

25/02 Spilttheteagain pg#1 16 week check 15/09
27/02 Muser pg#1 20 wk scan 11 Oct
27/02 Mendipgirl pg#2 (DD1)
27/02 Madasajarofwasps pg#3 (DD 5yrs DD 4yrs) Worcester
28/02 BramblyHedge pg#3, (DS1 4, DS2 2)
01/03 BunderTheBonnet pg#2 (DD3) Kent.
01/03 Snapdragon3 pg#9 (MMC, DD 3, DS 2, 5 MC) anomaly scan 21/10 GTT 29/11
02/03 AfterIVF pg#1
03/03 Celia76 pg#3 (DS1 5 & DS2 almost 3)
05/03 Hattie05 pg5 (DD1 7, DD2 3, no. 3 mc, DD3 7mths)
04/03 Larty 74 dating scan 4/09/10
04/03 Bluebeach pg#1
04/03 Jeffily pg#3,(DD1 angel baby, DD2 15months)
04/03 Sam2Oscar DC2
04/03 Carriebadshaw pg#2
04/03 Superpenguin pg#1 - 20wk scan 15Oct.
05/03 Zatzi pg#1
07/03 Bevyboo pg#2 (DD3)
08/03 Clucky31 pg#1
08/03 Polkadottytotty pg#3 (DS1 5.5 and DS2 3.5)
09/03 Penguindreams #1 & 2!
09/03 Pushmepullyou pg#4 3MC, DD20 mo
07/03 Mixedmama pg#3 (DS1 4.5 and DS2 2.5) London.
10/03 EvianBaby pg#2 (DS1 Oct 08)
10/03 Coraltoes pg#1
10/03 Sevenbubbles pg#2 (DD1 23.5 months)
10/03 Mama2LeahandAisha pg#3 (DD2, DD1)
11/03 Rayeraye pg#4 (DD aged 3, two angels)
11/03 am988 pg#1
13/03 Gemmasetters pg#2 (DD 2.5)
13/03 Doubleshotlatte pg#2 (DD 2.5)
13/03 HeadingHome
14/03 ZafNoodles
16/03 Campervanfan pg#2 (DD born Nov 08)
17/03 KateandEmsMum pg#5 (DD 3, DD 10 Months)
17/03 MrsMullen pg#1
18/03 EvaLongoria pg#2
18/03 Oceanbreeze pg#1
20/03 Kagey pg#2 (DD Sept 08)
20/03 Haloflo pg#1 20 week scan 04/11
21/03 Jupiter118 Pg#2 (DS 3.5)
22/03 NoSleepTonight pg#3 (DS1 5.8, DS2 15months)
22/03 Purplefan pg#2 (DD 4.5)
23/03 Me23 pg#2(DD 5)
24/03 Snotdroolanddirtybums pg#4 (5, 3 and 2)
24/03 Niamh29 (DD1 4yrs, DD2 11months)
25/03 PipPipPip pg#1
26/03 FuzzyWuzzwuzz pg#1
26/03? KPidgeon pg#1
28/03 Chickiewoo pg#2 (DS 4)
29/03 Emma31177 pg#7 (Ds 14, DD 17 months)
??? SuperSoph73 pg#3 (DS7, DS2)
??? Rain1014 pg#3 (DD8, DD6)
??? Applemuncher pg#1

EvianBaby Tue 07-Sep-10 16:55:44

Fab news campervanfan - it's such a relief isn't it?

I feel similar to you, mendip, about the gender of the baby, however we're the other way around... We've got a son and I think other people expect us to want (and would probably like us to have) a girl but I'm honestly not bothered. I think you're given what you're meant to have, if that makes sense?!? Part of me would love a little girl but i also know how much fun my litle boy is and can imagine what it would be like having another little monkey! I don't think I could choose even if I was able to!

I MIGHT find out and not tell people. If we do I'm not going to even tell people that we know. I think that if they know we know then they will always be trying to second guess us, my husband would be quite an easy target as he's a rubbish liar!

We didn't find out with DS though so I haven't quite made my mind up yet (although I think my husband would we very keen to know).

Hmm... being a parent is a series of constant decisions (and worries) isn't it?

Hope everyone is having a good day smile

Purplefan Tue 07-Sep-10 18:43:14

Hi everyone,

Not much to tell really.. back at work now and have some lovely children in reception, although only had 8 children this morning and none this afternoon... so can cope at the moment. They are increasing in number each day and start full time next week hmm

Very excited and bit hmm that scan is in 2 days!!!!

Hope all is well.

am988 Tue 07-Sep-10 19:11:18

Hi All,
Great news campervanfan!

So here's me with my scan news.
My EDD date has been moved to 14.03.11 now, the strange thing was that the sonographer said that the pregnancy was too advanced to assess for the screening for the Down's infact she thought I should be 14 weeks cause baby is bigger (!?) so they offered me the Bart's test instead.

I still did the bloods after, so I'm not quite understanding what it all means & I still need to read about Bart's. Anyways, she said everything looked fine and that's the important thing.

I did shed a few tears when I saw the baby moving, kicking and waving, we could even count the fingers!! It was truly amazing.

Muser Tue 07-Sep-10 19:21:49

Great news on your scan Camper.

Muser Tue 07-Sep-10 19:22:24

And am988! Sorry, pregnancy brain. It is lovely seeing them on the screen, isn't it?

chickiewoo Tue 07-Sep-10 19:50:24

Hi everyone - I need some reassurance/advice please. Am 11 weeks and 1 day - went for a wee about a hour ago and think I'm bleeding as the toilet paper was pink'ish (but not bright red). Just been again and the same thing has happened. Is this the start of bad news??? Didn't bleed at all during my last pregnancy (5 years ago). Due for nuchal scan/Downs syndrome bloods on 20 September and not due to see my midwife til mid October. Can anyone help me? Tell me what I should be doing? I'm fearing the worst

Muser Tue 07-Sep-10 20:43:31

It isn't necessarily bad news chickie. It could be something completely benign. Lots of women get some spotting which turns out to be nothing.

You could call your midwife in the morning. Or use this site to help you find an Early Pregnancy Unit and see if you can self refer to one: www.earlypregnancy.org.uk/FindUs1.asp

It probably is nothing at all, but I know how scary it is. For now, try not to worry too much and look after yourself.

mixedmama you said you've handed in your notice because the SMP isn't worth working for for the next few months, but I'm not sure if you've come across Maternity Allowance?

If you've been working for more than 26 weeks by the point you handed in your notice whilst pregnant then you can claim it straight from the govt. It is tax free and £124/week (or thereabouts) for 39 weeks, so very similar to SMP. Details on the directgov site if you're interested.

chickiewoo sorry to hear about that, I personally would be terrified too, but muser is right it could be absolutely fine. For peace of mind I would try your local EPU for a scan to see what's happening.

Is anyone else just utterly crushingly exhausted?? I have had a pounding headache for the last three days now and am just knackered to my bones. Everything is too much effort!

Also, anyone else been struggling with awful lower back pain, especially after sleeping or sitting at a desk for ages? If so, any suggestions as it's miserable and wakes me up in the night? sad

I have my 20 week scan date now - 7th Oct. Very excited about seeing the baby again and seeing it much clearer. I am also terrified incase it's not ok anymore...

bigmummajjo Tue 07-Sep-10 21:26:54

Hi everyone

new to this thread!! Am due with dc 3 on the 11th march and have ds 3yrs and dd 20months!!

Hope everyone is doing well

chickiewoo Tue 07-Sep-10 21:35:05

Bleeding now bright red and quite heavy - am petrified. Rang on-call midwife who told me to rest and to ring them/GP again in the morning and will try and get referral to EPU, though apparently they are really busy at the moment and doesn't expect to get me a scan prior to my nuchal scan/blood screening date of 20 Sept. Thanks for your messages of support x

Purplefan Tue 07-Sep-10 21:47:25

Thinking of you Chickie and sending positive thoughts your way.

emma31177 Tue 07-Sep-10 22:08:59

chickiewoo sorry to hear this why u not go a&e i no in mine they will refer u to the epu first thing in the morning dont worry am sure its going to be ok, i had a scan which showed a blob of blood which ive been told will come out at anytime but wont effect the baby fingers crossed for u hun x

Jupiter118 Tue 07-Sep-10 22:27:11

As Muser says Chickiewoo it might not be bad news - I had bleeding with DS at 6, 8 and 19 weeks - terrifying, but he is now very cheeky 3.5 year old. And a friend of mine had heavy bleeds with both her pregnancies, but both DC (now 3.5 and 2) are thriving. Tis very scary though (am a fully paid up a member of the knicker checker society this time). Am keeping everything crossed for you. Hope you manage to get a scan in the morning.

On completely unrelated note and sorry if TMI, but any tips for constipation. No matter how much fruit, water etc I try and eat/drink I seem to be quite bunged most of the time. Oh the joys.

x

Oceanbreeze Wed 08-Sep-10 08:10:28

G'morning everyone.

Welcome to all newcomers.

Congratulations to all that are having/have had scans - I think it really is a milestone, and having a visual image is just fantastic.

Chickie so sorry, but just want to reiterate what others have said - it might not be bad news. I had a bleed (bright red gush - possibly tmi sorry) earlier in this pregnancy. Midwife sent me to A&E who then referred me back for an early scan...which showed all was ok. Only theory given 'maybe a fibroid'. Anyway, sending good thoughts in your direction.

Jupiter not an expert, but I tried Fybogel (not recommended, like drinking snot, induced retching but little else) & Lactulose Solution (liquid, tastes a bit like cough meds, knocked it back, provoking fond memories of my pre-pregnancy shot drinking days. Was somewhat successful). But I would check with your GP or a pharmacist.

Spilt yes I'm with you on the crushing exhaustion. And I'm still waiting for the nausea to subside. I had one headache that lasted 24hours, so I completely sympathise. Also does anyone else have big sneezie attacks - leaves me gulping for air looking absolutely demented. Sooo, not a good public look - especially when you have signalled for everyone's attention with the ear splitting sneezes blush

Larty74 Wed 08-Sep-10 08:21:17

just a quick update:

25/02 Spilttheteagain pg#1 16 week check 15/09
27/02 Muser pg#1 20 wk scan 11 Oct
27/02 Mendipgirl pg#2 (DD1)
27/02 Madasajarofwasps pg#3 (DD 5yrs DD 4yrs) Worcester
28/02 BramblyHedge pg#3, (DS1 4, DS2 2)
01/03 BunderTheBonnet pg#2 (DD3) Kent.
01/03 Snapdragon3 pg#9 (MMC, DD 3, DS 2, 5 MC) anomaly scan 21/10 GTT 29/11
02/03 AfterIVF pg#1
03/03 Celia76 pg#3 (DS1 5 & DS2 almost 3)
05/03 Hattie05 pg5 (DD1 7, DD2 3, no. 3 mc, DD3 7mths)
04/03 Larty74 pg #1 20 wk scan 19/9/10
04/03 Bluebeach pg#1
04/03 Jeffily pg#3,(DD1 angel baby, DD2 15months)
04/03 Sam2Oscar DC2
04/03 Carriebadshaw pg#2
04/03 Superpenguin pg#1 - 20wk scan 15Oct.
05/03 Zatzi pg#1
07/03 Bevyboo pg#2 (DD3)
08/03 Clucky31 pg#1
08/03 Polkadottytotty pg#3 (DS1 5.5 and DS2 3.5)
09/03 Penguindreams #1 & 2!
09/03 Pushmepullyou pg#4 3MC, DD20 mo
07/03 Mixedmama pg#3 (DS1 4.5 and DS2 2.5) London.
10/03 EvianBaby pg#2 (DS1 Oct 08)
10/03 Coraltoes pg#1
10/03 Sevenbubbles pg#2 (DD1 23.5 months)
10/03 Mama2LeahandAisha pg#3 (DD2, DD1)
11/03 Rayeraye pg#4 (DD aged 3, two angels)
11/03 am988 pg#1
13/03 Gemmasetters pg#2 (DD 2.5)
13/03 Doubleshotlatte pg#2 (DD 2.5)
13/03 HeadingHome
14/03 ZafNoodles
17/03 KateandEmsMum pg#5 (DD 3, DD 10 Months)
17/03 MrsMullen pg#1
18/03 EvaLongoria pg#2
18/03 Oceanbreeze pg#1
20/03 Campervanfan pg#2 (DD born Nov 08) scan 7/9
20/03 Kagey pg#2 (DD Sept 08)
20/03 Haloflo pg#1 20 week scan 04/11
21/03 Jupiter118 Pg#2 (DS 3.5)
22/03 NoSleepTonight pg#3 (DS1 5.8, DS2 15months)
22/03 Purplefan pg#2 (DD 4.5)
23/03 Me23 pg#2(DD 5)
24/03 Snotdroolanddirtybums pg#4 (5, 3 and 2)
24/03 Niamh29 (DD1 4yrs, DD2 11months)
25/03 PipPipPip pg#1
26/03 FuzzyWuzzwuzz pg#1
26/03? KPidgeon pg#1
28/03 Chickiewoo pg#2 (DS 4)
29/03 Emma31177 pg#7 (Ds 14, DD 17 months)
??? SuperSoph73 pg#3 (DS7, DS2)
??? Rain1014 pg#3 (DD8, DD6)
??? Applemuncher pg#1

bluebeach Wed 08-Sep-10 09:53:03

Chickie sending positive thoughts your way. Like lots of others, I had a gush of blood at about 10 weeks and feared the worst, I was on holiday so couldn't have a scan till i got back, but all was fine. I know its horrible having to wait, and almost impossible to stay positive but it seems very common and doesn't always mean the worst. Could it be sex related, thats why I bled.

Hi bigmummajjo and congratulations!

Hi everyone else. I have intermittent constipation which acts as a stopper for the squidgy poo behind it. It is so hard not to strain! I was on the loo for 40 minutes yesterday, and it brought a sweat on. Good birthing practice though. I think the trick is to try and go when ever you feel the urge, I try a walk round the block 'relaxing' my bowels to try and get things going. Sorry if TMI put I guess we will be covered in poo and sick in a few months time so can't be too squeamish.

Good news on the scans campervanfanand am988!!

NowPanicAndFreakOut Wed 08-Sep-10 10:55:03

Chickie all my thoughts are with you - really hope that you've managed to ge a scan and that you get good news.

Ocean am same with sneezing - and permanently sniffing (so attractive!). As well as annoying me, I keep thinking people will think I'm a coke addict (obviously people that don't know me very well lol!)

Btw have changed name from Zatzi - will update list later as am currently on iPhone.

chickiewoo Wed 08-Sep-10 11:36:54

Thanks my lovelies for all your kind words - have been bleeding during the night but seems to have stopped now. Am waiting for midwife to ring me with hopefully appointment for scan at EPU. The other thing that is really worrying me is that I have been suffering really bad with vomiting and nausea every day for the past 7 weeks - today I feel fine which bothers me - think if I still felt rough then that would give me some hope. Emotionally I'm all over the place as DS started school this week and it's his first day full time today - trying to hold myself together. Will update you when I have any news xx

Maitri Wed 08-Sep-10 12:26:38

Hello everyone, I've been lurking for a few weeks but was reluctant to join as I had a MMC in March so wanted to wait until the 12wk scan. It's been wonderful reading all the great news about people's scans and my thoughts have been with everyone who hasn't had such great news.

Had the scan on Monday - all fine and NT results look good too despite my age (39) and pessimistic certainty that all wouldn't be well!

This is DC#3; I have DS 14 and DD6 so a fairly big age gap between them. Due March 15th, I'll put myself on the list.

Chickie you poor thing - you must be feeling so scared at the moment. I had bleeding earlier in this pg and, just as everyone has said, it's not necessarily a bad sign.

25/02 Spilttheteagain pg#1 16 week check 15/09
27/02 Muser pg#1 20 wk scan 11 Oct
27/02 Mendipgirl pg#2 (DD1)
27/02 Madasajarofwasps pg#3 (DD 5yrs DD 4yrs) Worcester
28/02 BramblyHedge pg#3, (DS1 4, DS2 2)
01/03 BunderTheBonnet pg#2 (DD3) Kent.
01/03 Snapdragon3 pg#9 (MMC, DD 3, DS 2, 5 MC) anomaly scan 21/10 GTT 29/11
02/03 AfterIVF pg#1
03/03 Celia76 pg#3 (DS1 5 & DS2 almost 3)
05/03 Hattie05 pg5 (DD1 7, DD2 3, no. 3 mc, DD3 7mths)
04/03 Larty74 pg #1 20 wk scan 19/9/10
04/03 Bluebeach pg#1
04/03 Jeffily pg#3,(DD1 angel baby, DD2 15months)
04/03 Sam2Oscar DC2
04/03 Carriebadshaw pg#2
04/03 Superpenguin pg#1 - 20wk scan 15Oct.
05/03 Zatzi pg#1
07/03 Bevyboo pg#2 (DD3)
08/03 Clucky31 pg#1
08/03 Polkadottytotty pg#3 (DS1 5.5 and DS2 3.5)
09/03 Penguindreams #1 & 2!
09/03 Pushmepullyou pg#4 3MC, DD20 mo
07/03 Mixedmama pg#3 (DS1 4.5 and DS2 2.5) London.
10/03 EvianBaby pg#2 (DS1 Oct 08)
10/03 Coraltoes pg#1
10/03 Sevenbubbles pg#2 (DD1 23.5 months)
10/03 Mama2LeahandAisha pg#3 (DD2, DD1)
11/03 Rayeraye pg#4 (DD aged 3, two angels)
11/03 am988 pg#1
13/03 Gemmasetters pg#2 (DD 2.5)
13/03 Doubleshotlatte pg#2 (DD 2.5)
13/03 HeadingHome
14/03 ZafNoodles
15/03 Maitri #3 (DS 14, DD 6)
17/03 KateandEmsMum pg#5 (DD 3, DD 10 Months)
17/03 MrsMullen pg#1
18/03 EvaLongoria pg#2
18/03 Oceanbreeze pg#1
20/03 Campervanfan pg#2 (DD born Nov 08) scan 7/9
20/03 Kagey pg#2 (DD Sept 08)
20/03 Haloflo pg#1 20 week scan 04/11
21/03 Jupiter118 Pg#2 (DS 3.5)
22/03 NoSleepTonight pg#3 (DS1 5.8, DS2 15months)
22/03 Purplefan pg#2 (DD 4.5)
23/03 Me23 pg#2(DD 5)
24/03 Snotdroolanddirtybums pg#4 (5, 3 and 2)
24/03 Niamh29 (DD1 4yrs, DD2 11months)
25/03 PipPipPip pg#1
26/03 FuzzyWuzzwuzz pg#1
26/03? KPidgeon pg#1
28/03 Chickiewoo pg#2 (DS 4)
29/03 Emma31177 pg#7 (Ds 14, DD 17 months)
??? SuperSoph73 pg#3 (DS7, DS2)
??? Rain1014 pg#3 (DD8, DD6)
??? Applemuncher pg#1

chickiewoo Wed 08-Sep-10 12:27:17

Just heard from midwife - have scan at EPU booked for next Monday 13 at 10.30 a.m. - not happy that I have to wait that long but nothing I can do Can't face going into work this week (I work part-time 2.5 days on a job share) so will ring in sick. Just trying to rest up a bit at home watching rubbish tv! Keep fingers crossed for me x

am988 Wed 08-Sep-10 15:12:33

Oh Chickiewoo
Can imagine how horrible it is to wait - just rest a lot and sleep if you can - good idea not to go to work.

As for me, I can't believe it, I had the scan yesterday, midwife just called me telling me that there is something odd with my scan measurements (?!) the sonographer thought baby is 14+weeks so too late for nuchal scan, yet EDD is 13+1. So it is either the sonographer made a mistake OR that something is not right. I hope it is the former! I couldn't believe it!!! So I have to go again...

Purplefan Wed 08-Sep-10 19:34:00

Chickie glad the bleeding has eased. Hope you are resting well!

I am glad that I have completed my working week and I am totally shattered!!! However, it is scan time 2moro so quite excited!!

Hope all is well with everyone and fingers crossed I will be back 2moro with some good news!

niamh29 Wed 08-Sep-10 19:41:21

Sorry about the news chickie, hope it works out ok!

Best of luck for tomorrow purplefan, I'm tomorrow too, scan is at 10am, I'm delighted to have it so early cause I'll be so nervous tomorrow!

Hope I'll be reporting back good news!

Jupiter118 Wed 08-Sep-10 20:09:23

Fingers crossed for you Chickie Woo - feet up on the sofa for now though!!

Thanks for the tips re: being a bit bunged. Perhaps trip to see GP might be in order hmm

Still no end in site on the nausea front - was sick just before lunch - not good. Also v tired, but partly as too much work. Have a bid document to finish writing (suspect it won't win given my current lack of brain, ability to be productive and enthusiasm) and work is busy just when I could really do with it being quiet. Why is that always the way?

Good to hear postive scan stories from others and good luck for those going tomorrow.

x

Niknan Wed 08-Sep-10 20:21:40

Hi All,

I have been watching this thread for a very long time but until today have been very nervous about joining it after suffering a missed miscarriage at 11 weeks in Jan. However have had my dating scan today and all is well. I'm due 17th March so will add myself to the list.

Just wanted to say congratulations to everybody and thinking of those who have not had such good news.

25/02 Spilttheteagain pg#1 16 week check 15/09
27/02 Muser pg#1 20 wk scan 11 Oct
27/02 Mendipgirl pg#2 (DD1)
27/02 Madasajarofwasps pg#3 (DD 5yrs DD 4yrs) Worcester
28/02 BramblyHedge pg#3, (DS1 4, DS2 2)
01/03 BunderTheBonnet pg#2 (DD3) Kent.
01/03 Snapdragon3 pg#9 (MMC, DD 3, DS 2, 5 MC) anomaly scan 21/10 GTT 29/11
02/03 AfterIVF pg#1
03/03 Celia76 pg#3 (DS1 5 & DS2 almost 3)
05/03 Hattie05 pg5 (DD1 7, DD2 3, no. 3 mc, DD3 7mths)
04/03 Larty74 pg #1 20 wk scan 19/9/10
04/03 Bluebeach pg#1
04/03 Jeffily pg#3,(DD1 angel baby, DD2 15months)
04/03 Sam2Oscar DC2
04/03 Carriebadshaw pg#2
04/03 Superpenguin pg#1 - 20wk scan 15Oct.
05/03 Zatzi pg#1
07/03 Bevyboo pg#2 (DD3)
08/03 Clucky31 pg#1
08/03 Polkadottytotty pg#3 (DS1 5.5 and DS2 3.5)
09/03 Penguindreams #1 & 2!
09/03 Pushmepullyou pg#4 3MC, DD20 mo
07/03 Mixedmama pg#3 (DS1 4.5 and DS2 2.5) London.
10/03 EvianBaby pg#2 (DS1 Oct 08)
10/03 Coraltoes pg#1
10/03 Sevenbubbles pg#2 (DD1 23.5 months)
10/03 Mama2LeahandAisha pg#3 (DD2, DD1)
11/03 Rayeraye pg#4 (DD aged 3, two angels)
11/03 am988 pg#1
13/03 Gemmasetters pg#2 (DD 2.5)
13/03 Doubleshotlatte pg#2 (DD 2.5)
13/03 HeadingHome
14/03 ZafNoodles
15/03 Maitri #3 (DS 14, DD 6)
17/03 KateandEmsMum pg#5 (DD 3, DD 10 Months)
17/03 MrsMullen pg#1
17/03 Niknan pg#3 (DS 3, 1MC)
18/03 EvaLongoria pg#2
18/03 Oceanbreeze pg#1
20/03 Campervanfan pg#2 (DD born Nov 08) scan 7/9
20/03 Kagey pg#2 (DD Sept 08)
20/03 Haloflo pg#1 20 week scan 04/11
21/03 Jupiter118 Pg#2 (DS 3.5)
22/03 NoSleepTonight pg#3 (DS1 5.8, DS2 15months)
22/03 Purplefan pg#2 (DD 4.5)
23/03 Me23 pg#2(DD 5)
24/03 Snotdroolanddirtybums pg#4 (5, 3 and 2)
24/03 Niamh29 (DD1 4yrs, DD2 11months)
25/03 PipPipPip pg#1
26/03 FuzzyWuzzwuzz pg#1
26/03? KPidgeon pg#1
28/03 Chickiewoo pg#2 (DS 4)
29/03 Emma31177 pg#7 (Ds 14, DD 17 months)
??? SuperSoph73 pg#3 (DS7, DS2)
??? Rain1014 pg#3 (DD8, DD6)
??? Applemuncher pg#1

NowPanicAndFreakOut Wed 08-Sep-10 20:32:45

Chickie all fingers and toes crossed for you. Can't believe you have to wait till Monday - I'd be crawling on the ceiling by then - but I really hope it is good news. Certainly reassuring the bleeding has stopped.

On a different note... How bad is stress for pregnancy? It's a long story but my DH is working abroad and unlikely to be back for more than 3 days at Christmas between now and when I go into labour (and I'm praying I'm late...).

For the last week we have just been winding each other up and arguing every time we e-mail we end up arguing (we can barely ever speak because communications where he is are truly appalling).

I don't like moaning to my family or friends about my relationship - after all both DH and I knew he was going to be away for nine months and managed to get ourselves in this situation - but am nearly pulling my hair out with irritation / sadness / confusion / anger / regret / etc.... and am now worried it must be having a really bad effect on the 14 and 4 darling growing inside me.

Hope this doesn't sound too self indulgent - I know things could be much worse - I'm not a fan of moaning but somehow (sorry everyone!) it's easier to strangers lol!

Here's my details changed on the list...
25/02 Spilttheteagain pg#1 16 week check 15/09
27/02 Muser pg#1 20 wk scan 11 Oct
27/02 Mendipgirl pg#2 (DD1)
27/02 Madasajarofwasps pg#3 (DD 5yrs DD 4yrs) Worcester
28/02 BramblyHedge pg#3, (DS1 4, DS2 2)
01/03 BunderTheBonnet pg#2 (DD3) Kent.
01/03 Snapdragon3 pg#9 (MMC, DD 3, DS 2, 5 MC) anomaly scan 21/10 GTT 29/11
02/03 AfterIVF pg#1
03/03 Celia76 pg#3 (DS1 5 & DS2 almost 3)
04/03 Larty 74 dating scan 4/09/10
04/03 Bluebeach pg#1
04/03 Jeffily pg#3,(DD1 angel baby, DD2 15months)
04/03 Sam2Oscar DC2
04/03 Carriebadshaw pg#2
04/03 Superpenguin pg#1 - 20wk scan 15Oct.
05/03 Hattie05 pg5 (DD1 7, DD2 3, no. 3 mc, DD3 7mths)
05/03 NowPanicAndFreakOut pg#1
07/03 Bevyboo pg#2 (DD3)
08/03 Clucky31 pg#1
08/03 Polkadottytotty pg#3 (DS1 5.5 and DS2 3.5)
09/03 Penguindreams #1 & 2!
09/03 Pushmepullyou pg#4 3MC, DD20 mo
07/03 Mixedmama pg#3 (DS1 4.5 and DS2 2.5) London.
10/03 EvianBaby pg#2 (DS1 Oct 08)
10/03 Coraltoes pg#1
10/03 Sevenbubbles pg#2 (DD1 23.5 months)
10/03 Mama2LeahandAisha pg#3 (DD2, DD1)
11/03 Rayeraye pg#4 (DD aged 3, two angels)
11/03 am988 pg#1
13/03 Gemmasetters pg#2 (DD 2.5)
13/03 Doubleshotlatte pg#2 (DD 2.5)
13/03 HeadingHome
14/03 ZafNoodles
16/03 Campervanfan pg#2 (DD born Nov 08)
17/03 KateandEmsMum pg#5 (DD 3, DD 10 Months)
17/03 MrsMullen pg#1
18/03 EvaLongoria pg#2
18/03 Oceanbreeze pg#1
20/03 Kagey pg#2 (DD Sept 08)
20/03 Haloflo pg#1 20 week scan 04/11
21/03 Jupiter118 Pg#2 (DS 3.5)
22/03 NoSleepTonight pg#3 (DS1 5.8, DS2 15months)
22/03 Purplefan pg#2 (DD 4.5)
23/03 Me23 pg#2(DD 5)
24/03 Snotdroolanddirtybums pg#4 (5, 3 and 2)
24/03 Niamh29 (DD1 4yrs, DD2 11months)
25/03 PipPipPip pg#1
26/03 FuzzyWuzzwuzz pg#1
26/03? KPidgeon pg#1
28/03 Chickiewoo pg#2 (DS 4)
29/03 Emma31177 pg#7 (Ds 14, DD 17 months)
??? SuperSoph73 pg#3 (DS7, DS2)
??? Rain1014 pg#3 (DD8, DD6)
??? Applemuncher pg#1

chickiewoo Wed 08-Sep-10 21:06:46

Thanks again for your positive messages of support. After a fairly quiet day on the sofa, the bleeding has started again - bright red and also have low abdominal achey pain - really not feeling that positive and my scan on Monday feels like an eternity away, but nothing I can do. Still trying to keep a bit of hope - but please say a prayer for me tonight x

emma31177 Wed 08-Sep-10 21:20:21

thinking of u chickiewoo please try and go a&e they will see u faster even more now u got pain will be praying for u though am sure things will be just fine stay strong hun we all here for u xx

NowPanicAndFreakOut Wed 08-Sep-10 22:33:25

Chickiewoo, just couldn't read your last post without sending all best wishes - the prayer has been said and fingers and toes still crossed. Really think you should go to A&E - even if only because the worry of it all won't help.

xxx

PipPipPip Thu 09-Sep-10 09:31:25

Chickie wishing you luck and strength.

Spiltthetea I've just come out the other side of a three-day headache. I haven't had nausea at all during the pregnancy, but on the third day of the headache (yesterday) I was vomiting. Seems to have cleared now, thank god.

Bluebeach I had to laugh at your funny/gross description of your poo. Am I immature? haha

Maitri Thu 09-Sep-10 09:48:05

NowPanic I don't think that stress is too harmful during pregnancy. I think it's more biological stressors that do the damage; nicotine, drugs etc. Our bodies (fortunately!) are really well designed to cope with stress. I've always found pregnancy the MOST stressful periods of my life for various reasons; either hormonal or outside factors.

My hormones have always played havoc with my r'ship with DH during pregnancy. He's been working away from time to time and I swing from missing him terribly to not being able to stand the sight of him - ooh, I can feel the irritation as I write...

Kagey Thu 09-Sep-10 10:09:40

Chickie hope you are ok this morning.

I had my scan this morning and and thankfully all ok. Little one was moving about and wriggling. I even have my next scan appointment for 4th November!

mixedmamameansbusiness Thu 09-Sep-10 10:16:25

Hi all.

Chick - thinking of you. Big hugs.

NowPanic - I had a really stressful period of time when pregnant with DS1 and got hospitalised (it turns out with migraine) as i lost the ability to talk/write etc. HOWEVER, I was 9 weeks being horrednously sick ALL THE TIME and am prone to migraines anyway, so whilst I think it can play a part it depends on your propensity for dealing with stress in usual circs. I doubt very much that any lasting damage could be caused... and as others have said I have always been mega stressed with everything when preg which I put down to hormones.

Split - I recieved Mat All. in my last job as I was temping, but I work part time so is it not pro-rata'd (sp). Also though my job is the most boring in the whole world and I work not really for the money (which isnt that great and actually prob not much better off) but for adult interaction abit of me time etc and since I have started back at uni I feel I get much more satisfaction from that tbh, plus DS1 started primary school and now I feel like I just want to be there all the time (it is a compulsion). The mat pay was a sort of side issue that just cemented the dealw ith DH. grin

Larty74 Thu 09-Sep-10 12:37:14

chick thoughts and prayers going out to you! be strong -you can do this!

NowPanicAndFreakOut Thu 09-Sep-10 14:19:30

Chickie thinking of you. Hope today ok.

Am such a first timer smile. Have changed hospital as really not happy with St Mary's Paddington and had first appt at C&W today. So much happier. They warned me against trying for heartbeat as often can't hear at 14 n 5 but I really wanted to and it was as loud as a steam train smile smile smile. such a relief!

Also managed to actually talk to DH last night and other than him thinking I'm mental (shouting and then crying - not my normal behaviour!) it was great. We really cleared the air and am just feeling so much happier about the whole thing. Maitri and Mixedmama thanks so much for perspective and not just telling me to quit moaning!

Xx

Purplefan Thu 09-Sep-10 17:13:40

Hi all,

I had my scan today and unfortunately I need to add myself to the list of those receiving bad news.
The sonographer told us that whilst all looked well from the front (baby wiggling arms and legs around), when it turned over she saw too much fluid. She said it is likely a Chromosome disorder that is not compatible with life! sad

We spent some time with the genetics expert who explained everything. The biggest pocket of fluid that they measured was 10mm shock

We have an appointment in Oxford JR hospital on Tuesday at 10am for a CVS. Whilst there is a very small glimmer of hope, it is likely that this baby will not make it!!!

We are both gutted, and obviously preparing for the worse. Just so pleased that haven't said anything to DD as it is hard enough to cope with, let alone explainning to a 4.5 year old.

Sorry to bring more glum news to this thread. Hope you are all well. x

sam26oscar Thu 09-Sep-10 17:26:52

purplefan I am so sorry for you sad i really hope that the glimmer turns out to be a ray of sunshine, sending hugs xx

emma31177 Thu 09-Sep-10 18:06:14

purplefan thinking of u hun keep strong xx

Larty74 Thu 09-Sep-10 18:16:19

so very sorry purple look after yourselves and your sweet DD

Oceanbreeze Thu 09-Sep-10 19:52:10

So sorry Purple

niamh29 Thu 09-Sep-10 20:09:44

Purplefan: I am so so sorry about your news! My heart goes out to know at the moment!

I also had my first scan today and thankfully I have better news, although it was pretty stressful. My scan was at 10am and the OB didn't turn up till 11:30, we had to collect DD from school at 12:30 so we were eager to get a move on, we finally went in to get the scan at 12:50, he put the scanner on me and my first thought was "where's the baby" I couldn't see him! The OB was quiet for ages and then said he could see the baby but not well, I don't know if this is cause I'm a plus size or cause they were using an old scanner. He said I could go next door for an internal scan or come back in a month and I thought "there's no way I'm going home like this" so had the internal,

niamh29 Thu 09-Sep-10 20:17:12

Contd: the internal scanner was much newer and straight away I saw a great picture (my DH had to go collect DD so I was alone and very emotional) the OB and nurse were very nice and reassuring, he spent ages taking pictures and measurements and said everything seems fine and I'm 12+2 so
I'm so so happy, I was emotional for a long time afterwards but now I'm just so relieved!!

I'm sorry to all those who are going through a hard time! I'll be thinking of ye!!

EvianBaby Thu 09-Sep-10 21:00:46

chickiewoo I'm so sorry that the bleeding has started again and that you have to wait until Monday for your scan. I can't imagine how worried you must be. Like others have said, if you feel like you should go to A&E. My pregnant friend was bleeding a while ago and I phoned the maternity ward on her behalf. Their advice was for her to visit A&E if the bleeding continued or she experienced pain, apparently A&E can scan (or arrange for an immediate scan) if they are concerned. Whatever you decide, and only you know what you feel most comfortable with, I'm thinking of you. Take care.

purplefan - Again, i'm so sorry to hear about your scan. That must have been such a shock. You sound like you're being strong, I really really feel for you. I can't think what else I can say to help but you know where we all are. Take care, sending hugely positive thoughts your way, all the luck in the world for Tuesday.

Hope everyone is well. Such sad news mixed with some really positive news. So pleased for all of you who have had reassuring scans, that really is great news. Welcome to the new people too! nowpanic when I was pregnant with DS we went through quite a stressful couple of weeks, I read that some degree of stress is a positive thing for an unborn baby confused, apparently the increase in stress hormone helps prepare the baby for the outside world! smile

chickiewoo Thu 09-Sep-10 22:10:19

purplefan so sorry to hear the news about your scan - take care of yourself and try and stay positive - you have all of our support here and know that we are thinking of you

Thanks for continued messages of support for me - I've had a really sicky day so not sure if that's good or bad - to be honest I don't know what I'm feeling at the moment other than wishing I can fast forward to Monday morning for my scan. Have been bleeding a little again tonight. Did a pregnancy test today and it was positive, but am guessing that even if you have miscarried/are miscarrying then pregnancy hormones can hang around in your system for a little while - don't know if anyone can offer me any advice on this??? I admit it probably wasn't the most intelligent thing to do but I had a spare test so just did it

Muser Thu 09-Sep-10 22:26:19

I'm so sorry to hear that purplefan. Please look after yourself.

I won't be around for a while as I'm off on holiday. Hope there's good news for all while I'm away.

Jupiter118 Thu 09-Sep-10 22:56:43

Purplefan - so sorry to hear your news. Take good care.

Chickie - no scientific knowledge to contribute, but if it were me and I had a spare test would no doubt be tempted to do the same. Hope the weekend speeds past and still everything crossed.

1Catherine1 Thu 09-Sep-10 23:48:34

Can I join your extremely busy thread? My current EDD is 20 March 2011 but I'm looking forward to my scan on Monday smile I'm desperate to see my baby and I'm sure it will be an amazing experience and since I'm a first timer it is all rather mysterious to me. I'd really like to have a more accurate idea of how far along I am!

PipPipPip Thu 09-Sep-10 23:58:36

Purplefan I'm thinking of you and your partner. Good luck.

Larty74 Fri 10-Sep-10 08:12:33

1Catherine1 welcome from a fellow first timer! just had my scan last Sat and no dates changed for me, but very exciting otherwise. Just try to stay busy until Monday - last few days feel like an eternity.

Clucky31 Fri 10-Sep-10 09:45:45

Purplefan My heart goes out to you at this difficult time. You sound like you are being amazingly strong.

Chickie Keeping everything crossed that you have good news at your scan on Monday. Keeping you waiting so long just seems so cruel.

Welcome to 1Catherine1 and all the other recent newbies and congratulations to everyone who have had good scan experiences over the last few days.

I've had a bit of a mixed time over the last couple of weeks. Ended up being signed off work for a week as was so completely exhausted Basically ended up doing nothing but sleeping for the whole week although towards the end of it I managed to strain a muscle in my back and was in agony. GP has now referred me for ante natal physio as she thinks it might be the effect of pg hormones on my ligaments (which surprised me for this early on - I'm 14+3). Pain is starting to ease now, but I just want to get back to normal.

Hope you all have a good day and a great weekend xx

sam26oscar Fri 10-Sep-10 10:56:10

chickie i did the same thing when i started bleeding it came up negative the day after i started bleeding, although i was much earlier on so not sure if it makes a hopefully someone else will come along with more experience/advice, just wanted to offer some hope to you. x

Purplefan Fri 10-Sep-10 19:05:09

Hi everyone,

Thanks for all your lovely messages, thoughts and wishes.

I am feeling stronger today and am able to discuss it with family and friends. I have lots of rl support and DH has been wonderful.

We will wait and see what Tuesday brings... in the meantime I am trying to keep busy and focus on my beautiful DD.

Take care all and speak soon.

me23 Fri 10-Sep-10 20:09:44

I'm wishing you lots of luck purplefan.

I had a big vomitting session this afternoon, was horrible felt so weak and top it off me and OH were supposed to be going out to our fave greek restaurant tonight so had to cancel.

Has anyone bought anything baby related yet? I saw a great deal for a 2nd hand bugaboo so I couldn't let it go will be getting it on monday.

1Catherine1 Sat 11-Sep-10 21:52:43

I've bought a few little bits. And I mean little bits. Things I can buy in Tesco while doing my weekly shop mainly. I have a cardboard box that's got the few things in. I have however, chosen my pram, car seat and seen an adorable little cot which will be perfect in my bedroom

I'm waiting for Monday's scan to make sure that I'm not having twins (my DP insists we are since his father is a twin and his grandfather is a twin so he thinks is our turn) since then my pram wouldn't be practical. I'm not expecting twins though tbh since I've done the research and know identical twins are not genetically inherited. I think I'll leave most of the baby shopping until after my second scan so I know if to buy pink or blue

jeffily Sun 12-Sep-10 10:54:26

Just checking in with you all, I've been absent the last few weeks while we are in limbo waiting to see if our baby is healthy or if we are going to end the pregnancy. So sorry to hear that you have had bad news from your scan too Purple. It's so horrible to have got this far and think that you are out of the woods only to have it all pulled out from under your feet. I have some idea what you are going through- and my thoughts are with you for the next few days and for Tuesday and then the anxious wait for results. We have our amnio on Monday so will probably be getting results around the same time as you.

Sorry as well to hear that others have had sad news from results and that you are going through a worrying time Chickie. There are lots of new people since I was here often as well. Nice to see that the gang is growing.

I'll be back to let you all know how it goes. Take care everyone.

sam26oscar Sun 12-Sep-10 19:50:02

hi to everyone hope you have had a good weekend.
Has anyone felt any movement yet??? i am 15+3 now.
i think i felt a flutter last night whilst watching strictly come dancing!!! can just about remember what it felt like with DS1, but as it was very brief ( then spent next half hour sitting quietly prodding bump )did wander if i had imagined it!!
will be interesting to hear if anyone else has!!

StrangewaysHereICome Sun 12-Sep-10 20:32:14

Hi there (change of name for me, previously known as madasajarofwasps!) I'll update the list at some point!

Nice to hear from you Jeffily I hope it all goes well for you and you get some good news. Have everything crossed for you.

Also best wishes to Purple I hope you have happier times soon, and to Chickie fingers crossed for your scan.

I've not been around much lately, not much to report really. Still feeling sick morning and evening but not as bad as before but still enough to make me feel rough. The tiredness is draining too. I have been getting lots of headaches too - and I am not a headachey person, I rarely get them at all. At the moment I am suffering and not taking anything, but I might speak to the mw tomorrow.

Sam I am sure I have felt some movement too. I am 16 weeks today but last week I definitely felt a couple of wiggles. They are still quite sporadic and faint but there is no mistaking the feeling is there? I am looking forward to seeing the mw tomorrow and hopefully hearing the heartbeat for the first time.

sam26oscar Sun 12-Sep-10 20:41:58

hi strange i too have midwife tomorrow and am hoping to hear the heartbeat. I am lucky as we have a local midwife drop in centre on a mon and thurs at the local surestart centre where you can just turn up and speak to the midwife and hear the heartbeat {grin] i suspect i will be there weekly!!!

emma31177 Sun 12-Sep-10 21:48:25

hi everyone hope u all ok thinking of u all that are having problems
as am only 12 weeks on tuesday i was wondering did u have your 12 weeks scan first or your booking with the mw as i have my booking with mw on wednesday then scan on friday i would have liked scan first to make sure everything ok and also when do they start listerning to the heart beat ??
still feeling rubbish tired sick trapped wind but hey it be worth it come end of march lol

ohh and sam thanks for the info about mw at surestart centre i go to one every friday with me dd to stay and play will find out if they do it there to am sure they will see me twice a week if they do lol .... yep i am that bad lol

good luck everyone with this weeks scans mw extra hope u all have a great week xx

1Catherine1 Sun 12-Sep-10 23:37:14

Got my scan tomorrow.. sooo soo excited! I've phoned my DP to make sure he has sorted out not working tomorrow and he assured me he hadn't forgotten and wouldn't miss it for the world. Wish me luck

Emma I had my mw appointment a week last Wednesday and my scan tomorrow. My mw was the first person in the NHS who saw me about my pregnancy and she passed my details onto the hospital so they could assign me a scan appointment so I guess for me at least they had to happen in that order. But since you have your scan appointment already assigned maybe your GP actually wanted to see you, mine didn't My mw also said they would listen to the heart beat every appointment but my booking appointment because the baby was too small to hear it yet, so at my 16 week appointment.

I'm now 13 weeks pregnant and was hoping the morning sickness would ease off soon, spoke to my mum yesterday who told me hers went on up to 16 weeks Idk if I can handle another 3 weeks. Well I'm tired again so off to bed. Anyone else feel like they're constantly asleep or at work? I've slept for 25 hours since Friday night and I'm exhausted again.

sam26oscar Mon 13-Sep-10 12:29:15

1catherine1poor you with your m/s mine went on til about 13 weeks and even now and again i still get waves of nausea sad, i had midwife appt today and heard baby heartbeat grin it was about 155 bpm so am already looking on internet to to see if it girl or boy!!!
strange hope all went well with your appt today did you get to hear heartbeat too???
Must get back to work i suppose!! Hope all have good days x

chickiewoo Mon 13-Sep-10 13:11:28

Hi everyone - can't believe it - I had my scan this morning and all is well!!!! The sonographer first used the scan on my tummy and there was nothing there, just an empty screen, and he thought my uterus was too small for a 12 week pregnancy - naturally I feared the worst as I am still bleeding! He then did an internal scan, told me he had found the foetus, and then told me to look at the screen (I couldn't bear to look) as I would see the heart beating. All appears to be well. The bleed is a small hematoma beside the gestational sac which shouldn't be anything to worry about. I am booked for my nuchal scan and Downs screening next Monday (20th), so fingers crossed the good news continues. I had convinced myself and was prepared for bad news - so was absolutely thrilled. They've also brought my date forward by 3 days to 25 March - could someone please update the list for me - I don't think I'm capable of anything at the moment! Thank you all so much for your love and messages of support. Purplefan will be thinking of you tomorrow and praying for good news and all the others that are going through tough times xxx

mixedmamameansbusiness Mon 13-Sep-10 13:12:13

Hello all.

Wel thorughly knakered here as have spent the whole weekend helping my parents move house. (well I wasnt much use actually).

The sickness is lingering here too, but way more bearable. I was sick this morning and feel quite sicky today but overall feel ok, so I think I am out of the official MS period but does seem like it wot be going completely at the minute.

Straneways -love the new name.

hello to all... thinking of those of you who are waiting for results and good luck to those with scans.

Oh and movement. I am sure I have twice now felt something like a butterfly fluttering. I am not quite 15 weeks so it is highly probable that it was my stomach or my bladder.

haloflo Mon 13-Sep-10 13:23:36

Hi all, I've been rubbish at posting on this thread but I am a keen lurker. I've been sent home from work today due to a software problem so I thought I'd put my feet up and catch up with MN.

chickie I am thinking of you today.

purple and jeffily Thinking of you both tomorrow.

catherine Good luck at your scan today. I am also having my 1st. Hope the MS starts to ease soon.

emma Mine was the other way round. I went to the MW and she booked the scan (for 11 weeks) and my proper booking in appointment for a week later. I hope get you get to hear the hb but they might say it's too early at 12 weeks. (mine did) Think positive. x

Not much news from me. I am 13 +1 so miles off feeling movement (I was told around 18- 22 weeks as a first timer) Nausea is much less but still there every now and again. Stomach is no longer flat and I think I might be starting to get a small bump although it just looks like I've been overindulging on the cakes.

I don't get a 16 week appointment - my MW wants to see me at 21 weeks. The next appointment though is at a local Children's Centre which hopefully will be a good way for me to have a nosy.

Personally I am still finding it hard to relax into my pregnancy. I sometimes think MN and too much information can be a bad thing. I've told a few people but am scared of the " big announcement" when it's still such early days. Anyone else feel like this?

Oh also I have a weird pain on my right hand bum cheek every time I get up? Almost like the bone is stiff. It's very hard to describe! Is this pregnancy related? Fortunately it's not unbearable and doesn't happen every time at the moment.

Good luck to those having scans this week. x

PipPipPip Mon 13-Sep-10 13:25:53

Chickiewoo, that is WONDERFUL news!

I'm back from a weekend away. We went to a wedding where I ate soft cheese and shelfish with abandon, and enjoyed a couple of glasses of fizz.

All seems to have gone down fine, phew

Off on a week's holiday soon, but scan now finally booked for Sept 24th. Very excited about this.

haloflo Mon 13-Sep-10 13:31:48

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chickie That is brillant news! Am so happy for you!

EvianBaby Mon 13-Sep-10 15:16:22

chickiewoo that's amazing news!!! Congratulations (if that's the right thing to say?!?). I'm thrilled for you!

Might have chance to update properly later, or from work tomorrow as I'm rushing now. I had an appt with a consultant today as i had an emergency CS last time. I've also got a date for my anomaly scan. It's all getting v real!

Hope everyone elses news is as good as chickiewoo's this week...

am988 Mon 13-Sep-10 15:29:39

Purple really sorry for your news - sending many positive vibes. Take care and to Chickie & Jefilly hope all went well.

Had second scan in a week last Friday - some wrong measurements were taken on the Tuesday before. They said the baby was over extended so was looking to be bigger than it was (!) so had to do the bloods again and everything all over again.

Oh well, at least someone noticed the measurements did not add up and did something about it. So did the NT scan on 13+6 wks just on the last day they could have been done. My due date was changed to 12/03/11.

good luck to all having scans

StrangewaysHereICome Mon 13-Sep-10 16:12:55

Oh goodness Chickie that is such amazing news for you!!!! I am so pleased the scan went well, that must have been such a long week for you to wait for news, but worth the wait now I am sure grin.

Saw the midwife today and did get to hear the heartbeat - amazing sound! They didn't tell me the rate though, so I won't start that guessing game just yet! Sam I think girls are meant to have faster heartbeats wink.

As for my headaches, they are normal and hormonal. The mw asked if I was eating properly!!!! Hmm no chance of me not, I am constantly eating - steak pie and chips in the oven as I type - yum yum!

Haloflo sometimes you can scare yourself with too much information, and remember alot of people come on here for support at worrying times, so there may be a skew towards problems in pregnancy - people rarely start threads saying hello, everything is fine. Try not to worry too much. Hope you get your pain sorted, all sorts of aches can turn up as your ligaments relax.

mama - hope the sickness eases for you soon, it is tiring isn't it?

Good luck to everyone with scans coming up.

sittinghippo Mon 13-Sep-10 17:20:34

14+5

Evening all. Sorry I've not been here for a while, spent last week in wet Wales in a caravan. Good times!

Its really hard to keep up with everyone on this thread, but the general gist seems good and my thoughts are with those with difficult news.

Am 14+5 as stated above, and everything suddenly gone a bit quiet, no nausea, less tired, no movements yet, not particularly huge bump, bit of a lull. Another 2 weeks til next appointment with midwife so will aim to stop obsessing for a few days...

strangeways please can you update me on the list when you do yours, I was previously bevyboo. Many thanks, thought I'd allow you to stop cluttering up the thread to much.

me23 and 1catherine1 I have already gone a wee bit mad on the shopping front. I couldnt resist, and i think its because I'm less superstitious this time around, and when Tesco were doing their double value on their vouchers I bought £80 worth of nappies and wipes!!!!!
This is the biggest expense with a new baby so figured I'd make the most of the double value vouchers... can you blame me?

1Catherine1 Mon 13-Sep-10 17:58:54

haloflo I think I'm feeling the same as you tbh. I've told work and close friends and family but I opened up facebook to let the world know and decided against it. I am also 13+1 so maybe we will feel ready about the same time

sittinghippo If I had them I would do too! BARGAIN!

My scan today was amazing. Once I got passed the mega stress out I had when I spent 20 minutes looking for a parking spot. I looked at the screen not expecting to be able to make anything out and immediately I saw the whole body and saw its little arms moving and it wriggling around constantly. The woman doing the scan shown us its brain and for a moment I swear I saw its little foot and toes!! It has made it all feel more real for me. However... I wasn't quite prepared for how hard the woman was going to press with that thing, does anyone else think it was painful or am I just a big baby?

Congratulations chickie that's fantastic news! smile You must be so thrilled.

Catherine great news on your scan. It's amazing what you can see, and how wriggly they are!

I too am quite shy of telling people still (16+3 today!). I've let a few people at work know and have told them it's not a secret so hoping the news will get round slowly, but actually I've gone all coy and embarrassed blush

Will wait until after the 20 week scan to tell a whole load of old friends who I don't see very much. Scan date is 07/10/2010 when I'll be 19+6.

Like others, I'm struggling with terrible headaches and complete knackeredness, and to be honest, happy as I am to be having a baby, I really hate being pregnant sad. I am ready to bloom please! I am sick of feeling shit in one way or another now.

sittinghippo Mon 13-Sep-10 20:12:19

spiltthetea I get embarrassed telling people too. It's like telling your boss or your nan: "I'm not a virgin!!! I've had SEX!!"

grin

Well quite hippo, and not just that but I have merrily had vast amounts of unprotected sex blushblushblush!

sam26oscar Mon 13-Sep-10 22:34:20

is'nt it worse telling your dad though!!!??? I mean he's your dad and you're his little girl ( at 40 hmm)and your'e telling him you've has sex, that was possibly the most cringey person i had to tell, and its DC2!!!!

PipPipPip Mon 13-Sep-10 22:48:45

Did anyone watch Cherry Has A Baby on BBC3 tonight?

I thought it was great - especially for first-timers like me.

If you saw it, what did you think?

Kagey Tue 14-Sep-10 12:19:57

Pip I watched it and was quite moved by it all. Bless the presenter, I agree with her thoughts - did it hurt? yes, would I do it again? maybe (with a smile). Fair play to the girl who went through labour without pain relief ( I was a big girls blouse and went for lots of pain relief).

Chickie I am so pleased for you and your baby - that is excellent news!

StrangewaysHereICome Tue 14-Sep-10 13:44:43

spilt you made me laugh! I cringed when my daughter ran over to her headmistress to say mummy had a baby in her tummy! I was so embarrassed I went bright red. As a 35 year old married woman it shouldn't be a surprise that I occassionally have sex, but admitting that to a teacher in the playground!! (Maybe I have some unresolved issues with teachers from my childhood!!)

polkadottytotty Tue 14-Sep-10 19:38:20

Hello all

Went back to work last week, so havn't had as much time to get on here. Finally caught up with all the news, I think.

I'm so sorry for your news purplefan - I hope you have lots of support, try and keep your chin up.

I'm so pleased for you chickiewoo - you must have been really fearing the worst, so glad you got good news.

Well, I am 15 wks today - just worked out that is approx 38% of the way through (I'm a maths teacher and find myself working out lots of silly statistics). I'm feeling much better - more energy and a lot less naseous, although it still creeps up occasionally. I have a huge bump - it really is quite obvious - I dread to think what it will be like by 40 wks shock. Both my boys were 9 pounders so I'm hoping that this one isn't going to be too big!

We have decided to find out the sex - although here in Shropshire they won't tell you at the 20wk scan (you have to pay £50 for an extra scan), so we are going to pay for a private one, should we a much nicer experience and they will rebook you in for free if they can't see for any reason. They can do it from 18 weeks onwards - only 3 wks away, yikes!

Anyway, for those of you who are still feeling sick and exhausted, I hope you start feeling better soon.

1Catherine1 Tue 14-Sep-10 21:08:43

15 weeks and already showing?!! I do hope you weren't trying to keep it quiet

A woman I know suggested I was showing yesterday (13w+1) and I got rather defensive since I'm not showing at all. That was just the way my weight seems to have redistributed itself over the past few weeks, I was quite offended. I was also surprised since she is quite a large lady herself and would have expected her to be slightly more sensitive.

Do many areas refuse to tell you the sex? How do you find out if you have to pay extra or not? My midwife told me I could find out at my 20 week scan so I'm assuming that I don't have to pay. Seems a tad unfair that some people have to pay and others don't. Dam NHS!

polkadottytotty Tue 14-Sep-10 21:21:37

I wasn't trying to keep it quiet catherine - good job really! It is my 3rd - apparently you show much earlier with subsequent pregnancies.

I think you would know by now if your area don't reveal the sex. They used to do it in Shropshire - found out with DS1 6 yrs ago but have sinced changed the policy. I think it's a bit of a money spinner for them tbh - they have had money troubles recently.
Although I can't see many people paying for it (they don't guarantee at the hospital - if baby is in the wrong position its tough) when you can pay an extra £15 to go private, in a much nicer environment, with more time/space - the place I'm going with also give a free 4d sneak peek!

niamh29 Tue 14-Sep-10 21:45:05

We would like to find out too, we've been told we might be able to find out at my next scan (I'm in Ireland and here as long as there is no problems you have a 12 wk scan and then another at 28-30 wks, after that it gets more frequent) so I know they might not be able to see properly at 28 weeks but I'm going to try anyway! I think sometimes they're lazy about it and say they can't see so then they can't be accused of being wrong!

I'm 13 weeks today! I am still having periods of sickness and tiredness and I'm so over it, I want to be back to my normal perky self, anyone else still feeling crap?

Larty74 Tue 14-Sep-10 21:52:14

Hi everyone, been a few days since I've been on, but so glad to see some good news esp to chickie smile.

Went to midwive today and heard a little hearbeat for the first time! almost as good as the scan. For some reason, they didn't turn up the volume there, and I just assumed you only see stuff, not hear. what do I know? very exciting anyway.

So I'm 15 wks and a couple days and w/in the last 2-3 days was feeling some stretching going on,and suddenly today my bump feels like a rock. I'm quite enjoying this as I clearly never was like that before. smile
Anyone else experience this?

Jupiter118 Tue 14-Sep-10 22:15:12

Great news Chickie smile and to others with good scan results and heartbeat listenings.

Larty - I am still feeling crap - bit of nausea and overwhelming tiredness. Had headache all weekend to went to GP yesterday - BP fine (nice and low in fact) so she thinks a viral thing and said paracetamol, lots fluid and rest. So stayed off work yesterday and today - yet to decide about tomorrow. So so ready for the blooming bit - can't remember when it started with DC1.

Not really showing yet (13+1), but spare tyre seems to have redistributed itself upwards so look fatter than usual - joy!
Bed is calling.
x

EvianBaby Tue 14-Sep-10 22:17:13

Hi everyone

Lovely to hear everyone's updates!

polkadottytotty I'm the same as you bump wise! This is my second child and I can confirm that the bump is so much bigger this time! grin I'm almost 15 weeks (will be on Thursday) and I'm sure that my bump wasn't this size at 20 weeks last time!!! confused It's nice, and reassuring, although like you I'm slightly worried what it will be like at 40 weeks! My colleague is having her first baby and is about 4 weeks ahead of me... she has a much smaller bump! Also, keep those statistics coming, I enjoy a countdown!

I saw the consultant yesterday as DS was born by ELSC. It was a traumatic delivery so our main aim is to avoid that this time. We have been offered a VBAC or a planned CS this time. We have agreed to make a decision at 36 weeks. In the meantime this baby's size, position and general well being will be monitored. If there are any indications that he/she needs to be born then a CS will be arranged. As well as the anomaly scan at 20 weeks I will have growth scans at various stages. I am looking forward to the extra opportunities to see the baby!

I had a scan at around 36 weeks last time as my midwife thought the baby was breech and it was amazing! The baby wasn't breech however we saw his face, eyes, lips, toes, fingers and best of all his long hair floating in the amniotic fluid! We knew that the baby was going to have rosebud lips and long hair when he was born and he did!. The sonographer did an excellent job of keeping the baby's sex from us too!

Larty lovely to hear your baby's heartbeat. I am looking forward to hearing my baby's heartbeat for the first time.

I know what some of you mean about being slighly embarrassed telling people... I can still remember how uneasy I felt when pregnant with DS and I took my scan picure to work. The vision of the shy male colleagues I work with gazing at a picture of what is essentially my uterus still haunts me!

This has turned into a bit of an essay, I should go and get nursery clothes sorted for tomorrow. Take care everyone.

Medee Tue 14-Sep-10 22:38:03

Grampian won't tell you the sex - notices all over the ultrasound dept saying it is policy so don't ask. Not particularly sure why.

I watched Cherry... Pip and really enjoyed it, quite emotional at bits.

sittinghippo Wed 15-Sep-10 09:45:03

15weeks

Evianbaby lol its all a bit 'icky' isn't, showing photos of your insides to people!!

I too am aiming for VBAC, as DD1 was ELCS due to breech position. really hoping to deliver naturally as I felt a little hard done by...

Only another 25weeks (groan) till I can find out, and what will be will be.
I found a support thread for VBAC

Jupiter I know exactly what you mean, my fatty bits have moved upwards, and people keep telling me how amazing it is that I'm showing, and I usually correct them saying 'no, baby is down here <points to pelvis>, this bit is just flab!' blush

polkadotty, catherine niamh I have decided definitely not to find out sex of baby. I didnt last time and was so glad as it turned out, as my DD1 was born by planned C-sect so i knew the date, time, and every detail about how my baby was going to be born, so ultimately the only surprise was when the surgeon shouted 'its the superior sex!'... made me chuckle, even as I was laying on the operating table with my insides on display <yuck>

I can understand the wanting to know though, this is Baby No. 2 and the temptation to find out this time is massive, but I know if it came to it I would chose to have the surprise on the day. Looking forward to hearing what you all are expecting in the next few weeks then. smile

Purplefan Wed 15-Sep-10 11:44:10

Hi everyone,

Just thought I'd pop in. Had CVS yesterday in Oxford, it was slightly painful and rather uncomfortable. It didn't help that my placenta is in an awkward position apparently! I came over quite faint and don't think that helped the situation either hmm

Now it is a waiting game for initial results on Friday.
The information we recieved yesterday was slightly more promising than scan last week, as they measured the fluid at 6.4mm compared to 10mm, although it still gives us odds of 1 in 3! shock

I am having a resting day today, but there is drilling going on next door which is bloody annoying!!!

Anyway, gr8 news from Chickie I am so pleased that your baby is fine.

Jeffily I am thinking of you too... I hope the amnio was not too painful and that you are also 'resting' whilst waiting for those results... fingers crossed for us both.

Take care all. Will be back in a couple of days with news either way! xx

Purplefan Wed 15-Sep-10 11:45:38

Oh... and they finally gave me an offical due date as this didn't happen at scan last week!!
19/03/11

nancydrewrocked Wed 15-Sep-10 12:20:42

Gosh this thread moves quickly...can't keep up!

purplefan glad you had some more encouraging news yesterday. I know how hard it is. DS2 was stillborn due to Downs so I went straight for the CVS with this pregnancy - whilst they did the scan it was noted that the NT was 3.4. So I had a horribly worrying wait for the results which were clear for the three trisomy's.

Whilst going through this I spent some time on the antenatal tests thread and there are several stories of large NT's where everything turned out fine. It has helped me to hear that.

nancydrewrocked Wed 15-Sep-10 12:24:59

Just adding myself to the list.

25/02 Spilttheteagain pg#1 16 week check 15/09
27/02 Muser pg#1 20 wk scan 11 Oct
27/02 Mendipgirl pg#2 (DD1)
27/02 Madasajarofwasps pg#3 (DD 5yrs DD 4yrs) Worcester
28/02 BramblyHedge pg#3, (DS1 4, DS2 2)
01/03 BunderTheBonnet pg#2 (DD3) Kent.
01/03 Snapdragon3 pg#9 (MMC, DD 3, DS 2, 5 MC) anomaly scan 21/10 GTT 29/11
02/03 AfterIVF pg#1
03/03 Celia76 pg#3 (DS1 5 & DS2 almost 3)
04/03 Larty 74 dating scan 4/09/10
04/03 Bluebeach pg#1
04/03 Jeffily pg#3,(DD1 angel baby, DD2 15months)
04/03 Sam2Oscar DC2
04/03 Carriebadshaw pg#2
04/03 Superpenguin pg#1 - 20wk scan 15Oct.
05/03 Hattie05 pg5 (DD1 7, DD2 3, no. 3 mc, DD3 7mths)
05/03 NowPanicAndFreakOut pg#1
07/03 Bevyboo pg#2 (DD3)
08/03 Clucky31 pg#1
08/03 Polkadottytotty pg#3 (DS1 5.5 and DS2 3.5)
09/03 Penguindreams #1 & 2!
09/03 Pushmepullyou pg#4 3MC, DD20 mo
07/03 Mixedmama pg#3 (DS1 4.5 and DS2 2.5) London.
10/03 EvianBaby pg#2 (DS1 Oct 08)
10/03 Coraltoes pg#1
10/03 Sevenbubbles pg#2 (DD1 23.5 months)
10/03 Mama2LeahandAisha pg#3 (DD2, DD1)
11/03 Rayeraye pg#4 (DD aged 3, two angels)
11/03 am988 pg#1
13/03 Gemmasetters pg#2 (DD 2.5)
13/03 Doubleshotlatte pg#2 (DD 2.5)
13/03 HeadingHome
14/03 ZafNoodles
16/03 Campervanfan pg#2 (DD born Nov 08)
17/03 KateandEmsMum pg#5 (DD 3, DD 10 Months)
17/03 MrsMullen pg#1
18/03 EvaLongoria pg#2
18/03 Oceanbreeze pg#1
20/03 Kagey pg#2 (DD Sept 08)
20/03 Haloflo pg#1 20 week scan 04/11
20/03 nancydrewrocked
21/03 Jupiter118 Pg#2 (DS 3.5)
22/03 NoSleepTonight pg#3 (DS1 5.8, DS2 15months)
22/03 Purplefan pg#2 (DD 4.5)
23/03 Me23 pg#2(DD 5)
24/03 Snotdroolanddirtybums pg#4 (5, 3 and 2)
24/03 Niamh29 (DD1 4yrs, DD2 11months)
25/03 PipPipPip pg#1
26/03 FuzzyWuzzwuzz pg#1
26/03? KPidgeon pg#1
28/03 Chickiewoo pg#2 (DS 4)
29/03 Emma31177 pg#7 (Ds 14, DD 17 months)
??? SuperSoph73 pg#3 (DS7, DS2)
??? Rain1014 pg#3 (DD8, DD6)
??? Applemuncher pg#1

emma31177 Wed 15-Sep-10 14:23:38

hi every one welcome new people hope u all ok
just got back from booking in wit m/w over an hour and half worth of chat lol ohh i love talking but anyway she said the next time i see the m/w will be after my 20 weeks scan is this right so i wont hear the baby till then ............ she said i had to much tummy to hear the heart beat today hmmmm.....

jeffily Wed 15-Sep-10 15:10:28

Hello All

We had amnio on Monday, wasn't as bad as I had got myself psyched up for, just like a blood test really. We got our initial results this morning- all clear for Down's, patau's, Turner's and Edward's! grin grin
So, so pleased and relieved. We have to wait for the full results to be sure we are out of the woods, but it is really good news and am now letting myself believe that we might actually have this baby!

Purple Sorry to hear that you found the CVS painful. I had heard that it was worse than the amnio and that was one of the reasons I decided to wait blush. Selfish really. I am thinking of you sooo much. It's horrible not knowing, I found this morning really tricky. really hoping that you get good news too.

So I might be about a bit more now! Just waiting for the news to sink in...

emma31177 Wed 15-Sep-10 15:19:12

great news jeffilythats good new finger crossed u carry on getting good news thinking of u to purple i really hope u get good news to

Larty74 Wed 15-Sep-10 15:21:13

AMAZING news jeffily!!!!! so so pleased for you.

Fantastic Jeffily grin Delighted for you grin grin

Sorry i haven't been around much for the last week or so. My BIL has been in hospital with probable leukemia, so it's all been very stressulf here, not least because he and DH are extremely close.

Still waiting for results so don't really know what's going on yet but will be checking back in when I can.

jeffily that's fantastic! I'm so happy for you smile

purplefan thinking of you, CVS sounds like a nasty procedure. Hope you get some goods news shortly, it must be hellish waiting.

pushme I'm so sorry to hear about your BIL.

Has anyone seen coraltoes or snapdragon in recent times? I know they were both having awful MS so hoping they're both feeling a lot better now.

I had my 16 week check up today (am 16+5 and counting the days!) and the baby is still doing well.

We listened to the heartbeat which was 140bpm. Of course I then scuttled off to see which gender it might be (although apparently that old wives tale is a load of tosh!) and the internet says less than 140 is a boy and more than 140 is a girl, so none the wiser anyway!

I've been referred to the physio now because I'm struggling so much with back and hip pain (especially hips today, they feel hot and inflamed and hurt when I sit and esp when I drive). My MW said its not normal to have this much discomfort already and it could be SPD/PGP confused... oh joy

I've booked for homebirth now. Soooo looking forward to not being pregnant anymore!

Updating:

25/02 Spilttheteagain pg#1 20 week scan 07/10, 25 week check 17/11
27/02 Muser pg#1 20 wk scan 11 Oct
27/02 Mendipgirl pg#2 (DD1)
27/02 Madasajarofwasps pg#3 (DD 5yrs DD 4yrs) Worcester
28/02 BramblyHedge pg#3, (DS1 4, DS2 2)
01/03 BunderTheBonnet pg#2 (DD3) Kent.
01/03 Snapdragon3 pg#9 (MMC, DD 3, DS 2, 5 MC) anomaly scan 21/10 GTT 29/11
02/03 AfterIVF pg#1
03/03 Celia76 pg#3 (DS1 5 & DS2 almost 3)
04/03 Larty 74 dating scan 4/09/10
04/03 Bluebeach pg#1
04/03 Jeffily pg#3,(DD1 angel baby, DD2 15months)
04/03 Sam2Oscar DC2
04/03 Carriebadshaw pg#2
04/03 Superpenguin pg#1 - 20wk scan 15Oct.
05/03 Hattie05 pg5 (DD1 7, DD2 3, no. 3 mc, DD3 7mths)
05/03 NowPanicAndFreakOut pg#1
07/03 Bevyboo pg#2 (DD3)
08/03 Clucky31 pg#1
08/03 Polkadottytotty pg#3 (DS1 5.5 and DS2 3.5)
09/03 Penguindreams #1 & 2!
09/03 Pushmepullyou pg#4 3MC, DD20 mo
07/03 Mixedmama pg#3 (DS1 4.5 and DS2 2.5) London.
10/03 EvianBaby pg#2 (DS1 Oct 08)
10/03 Coraltoes pg#1
10/03 Sevenbubbles pg#2 (DD1 23.5 months)
10/03 Mama2LeahandAisha pg#3 (DD2, DD1)
11/03 Rayeraye pg#4 (DD aged 3, two angels)
11/03 am988 pg#1
13/03 Gemmasetters pg#2 (DD 2.5)
13/03 Doubleshotlatte pg#2 (DD 2.5)
13/03 HeadingHome
14/03 ZafNoodles
16/03 Campervanfan pg#2 (DD born Nov 08)
17/03 KateandEmsMum pg#5 (DD 3, DD 10 Months)
17/03 MrsMullen pg#1
18/03 EvaLongoria pg#2
18/03 Oceanbreeze pg#1
20/03 Kagey pg#2 (DD Sept 08)
20/03 Haloflo pg#1 20 week scan 04/11
20/03 nancydrewrocked
21/03 Jupiter118 Pg#2 (DS 3.5)
22/03 NoSleepTonight pg#3 (DS1 5.8, DS2 15months)
22/03 Purplefan pg#2 (DD 4.5)
23/03 Me23 pg#2(DD 5)
24/03 Snotdroolanddirtybums pg#4 (5, 3 and 2)
24/03 Niamh29 (DD1 4yrs, DD2 11months)
25/03 PipPipPip pg#1
26/03 FuzzyWuzzwuzz pg#1
26/03? KPidgeon pg#1
28/03 Chickiewoo pg#2 (DS 4)
29/03 Emma31177 pg#7 (Ds 14, DD 17 months)
??? SuperSoph73 pg#3 (DS7, DS2)
??? Rain1014 pg#3 (DD8, DD6)
??? Applemuncher pg#1

hello all... been away for a while as I was starting to wonder if I'd imagined all my symptoms... However, had my OSCAR scan today and everything is as it should be, which is a relief but slightly scary at the same time. They have moved my due date slightly to 27th March.

Congrats to all those who've joined since I was last here, thinking of those who've been having a hard time.

Fuzzy

Medee Wed 15-Sep-10 19:54:26

What does OSCAR stand for?

polkadottytotty Wed 15-Sep-10 20:10:18

Fab news jeffily - so glad things are looking up for you and your baby.

Hope you get good news soon too purplefan.

Is anyone else really craving fruity things?
All i want to drink at the moment is Fanta and I've just eaten a whole tin of mandarins.

polkadottytotty Wed 15-Sep-10 20:13:02

Whoops didn't mean to post that quite then. Wanted to add

Hope you get some good news about your BIL pushme.

Glad your 16 wk check went well spilt - got mine next week.

chickiewoo Wed 15-Sep-10 20:22:30

Great to hear your fab news jeffily - you must feel so relieved that things are looking more positive for you. Still thinking of you purplefan and hoping you get good news - hang on in there. I had a really bad day yesterday with vomiting - had to stay in bed and couldn't keep a thing down! Better day today so I've eaten like a horse and am still eating! Still bleeding but feel reassured following my scan this week. Next scan is taking place next Monday when I will be 13 weeks plus 3, so am keeping everything crossed for continuing good news. Will keep you all posted.

StrangewaysHereICome Thu 16-Sep-10 10:46:12

Another update - sittinghippo I have changed your name too.

25/02 Spilttheteagain pg#1 20 week scan 07/10, 25 week check 17/11
27/02 Muser pg#1 20 wk scan 11 Oct
27/02 Mendipgirl pg#2 (DD1)
27/02 StrangewaysHereICome pg#3 (DD 5yrs DD 4yrs) Worcester 20 week scan 7/10
28/02 BramblyHedge pg#3, (DS1 4, DS2 2)
01/03 BunderTheBonnet pg#2 (DD3) Kent.
01/03 Snapdragon3 pg#9 (MMC, DD 3, DS 2, 5 MC) anomaly scan 21/10 GTT 29/11
02/03 AfterIVF pg#1
03/03 Celia76 pg#3 (DS1 5 & DS2 almost 3)
04/03 Larty 74 dating scan 4/09/10
04/03 Bluebeach pg#1
04/03 Jeffily pg#3,(DD1 angel baby, DD2 15months)
04/03 Sam2Oscar DC2
04/03 Carriebadshaw pg#2
04/03 Superpenguin pg#1 - 20wk scan 15Oct.
05/03 Hattie05 pg5 (DD1 7, DD2 3, no. 3 mc, DD3 7mths)
05/03 NowPanicAndFreakOut pg#1
07/03 Sittinghippo pg#2 (DD3)
08/03 Clucky31 pg#1
08/03 Polkadottytotty pg#3 (DS1 5.5 and DS2 3.5)
09/03 Penguindreams #1 & 2!
09/03 Pushmepullyou pg#4 3MC, DD20 mo
07/03 Mixedmama pg#3 (DS1 4.5 and DS2 2.5) London.
10/03 EvianBaby pg#2 (DS1 Oct 08)
10/03 Coraltoes pg#1
10/03 Sevenbubbles pg#2 (DD1 23.5 months)
10/03 Mama2LeahandAisha pg#3 (DD2, DD1)
11/03 Rayeraye pg#4 (DD aged 3, two angels)
11/03 am988 pg#1
13/03 Gemmasetters pg#2 (DD 2.5)
13/03 Doubleshotlatte pg#2 (DD 2.5)
13/03 HeadingHome
14/03 ZafNoodles
16/03 Campervanfan pg#2 (DD born Nov 08)
17/03 KateandEmsMum pg#5 (DD 3, DD 10 Months)
17/03 MrsMullen pg#1
18/03 EvaLongoria pg#2
18/03 Oceanbreeze pg#1
20/03 Kagey pg#2 (DD Sept 08)
20/03 Haloflo pg#1 20 week scan 04/11
20/03 nancydrewrocked
21/03 Jupiter118 Pg#2 (DS 3.5)
22/03 NoSleepTonight pg#3 (DS1 5.8, DS2 15months)
22/03 Purplefan pg#2 (DD 4.5)
23/03 Me23 pg#2(DD 5)
24/03 Snotdroolanddirtybums pg#4 (5, 3 and 2)
24/03 Niamh29 (DD1 4yrs, DD2 11months)
25/03 PipPipPip pg#1
26/03 FuzzyWuzzwuzz pg#1
26/03? KPidgeon pg#1
28/03 Chickiewoo pg#2 (DS 4)
29/03 Emma31177 pg#7 (Ds 14, DD 17 months)
??? SuperSoph73 pg#3 (DS7, DS2)
??? Rain1014 pg#3 (DD8, DD6)
??? Applemuncher pg#1

StrangewaysHereICome Thu 16-Sep-10 10:57:26

Jeffily wow I am so pleased for you. Lets hope the rest of the results are just as good. Phew the last few weeks must have been so hard for you. Big hugs xx

Pushme I am so sorry to hear about your BIL - I hope he gets good news and is back on his feet soon.

purple still thinking of you xx

chickie poor you being so sick - glad you are feeling better and munching for England!

I am really hungry too - I graze all day, despite the ongoing nausea. Lots of people have said I look really well which is lovely to hear, it will be nice to feel like I am blooming too.

I am getting so excited about meeting this baby now, February just seems so far away! Saying that though it will no doubt be Christmas in no time - eek! Maybe I should start the shopping now?!

I am getting more movements now which are lovely and reassuring. I just want to get the 20 week scan out of the way on 7th Oct. With my second daughter they they found a kidney problem which was a worry at the time, thankfully it did resolve.

Sorry for the ramble - hope everyone else is well x

mixedmamameansbusiness Thu 16-Sep-10 11:17:53

Hello all.

Fantastic that a lot of the worrying has turned into good news. So pleased for everyone and thinking of those still waiting for that final bit of news.

ROFL at the idea of being embarrassed about telling people - this is my 3rd baby and I was still mortified about telling my dad and told him over the phone because I just couldnt bear the face to face aspect.

Everything ticking along here. Still a bit of sickness and finicky food choices going on, but I have managed to start cooking properly again so that is good.

16 wk appointment next week, looking forward to it, especially with the heartbeat etc. Really not that long till 20 week scan (20th Oct here).

I am also going to start buying bits and pieces when I do the weekely shopping, breast pads, nappies etc.

I have picked out the pushchair that I want, but wont be getting that until much much nearer the time.

jeffily Thu 16-Sep-10 11:53:08

Well I woke up this morning and thought "I am actually going to have a baby!" and it was a wonderful moment.16 weeks today- apparently the baby is now the size of an avocado! I am feeling sooo much happier, and it makes me realise what a cloud we have been living under for the last month. Now just want to get the next few weeks out of the way, so that I am at the stage where if the baby decides to come early it will be ok. A good friend went into labour this morning- I am almost (almost!) envious!

It's nice to be back!

jeffily Thu 16-Sep-10 11:53:40

Thinking of you purple and hoping that you get a call with good news today. xx

Lozario Thu 16-Sep-10 12:46:19

Hello, I'm due on March 23rd, it will be my second baby. My first is still a baby really - 15 months, boy - we'll have a 21 month age gap and I'm absolutely bricking it, how will I cope???! Oh well people manage don't they. Have to say I'm not enjoying this pregnancy at all - so sick!!!- but pleased that we'll be completing our family. (unless DH gets his way with a third!!!)

so hope it's ok if I join in

superpenguin Thu 16-Sep-10 13:20:00

Hello everyone!
Sorry I haven't posted in a while, been busy at work and not much chance to get on the internet.
Just been reading through the posts, what a rollercoaster of a time it's been for some of you, I was glad to hear that chickie's scan showed good news.

Welcome to all the new people too, I can't get over how many of us there are now!

I'm 15+6 now (arrghh! that has gone so quickly!) and STILL feeling sick. I can't believe I'll be 16 weeks tomorrow.

Didn't help that I had a nightmare of a business trip yesterday, got picked up at 6.30am and didn't get home until 10pm, inbetween having 3 hours of being in a car and 5 hours of being in a plane, which involved 4 flights, so 4 take-offs and 4 landings, all in one day. and it was quite a small propellor plane and really windy so a very bumpy ride too. Felt SO sick. Somehow managed to concentrate in my meeting in the middle of it all, although to top it all I had forgottten to tell them I was veggie and there was nothing at all I could eat. Lucky I'd had a big breakfast in the airport but by mid-afternoon was starving, I even resorted to sneaking out to hide in the loo to eat a choc bar I had in my handbag! As soon as I got home, nauseous and exhausted, I was horribly sick too. Dear me.
Luckily I don't have to do mad travelling like that for work very much but I think I won't go if it comes up again.

People were saying about feeling movement, I feel all sorts of weird feelings sometimes but no idea if it's the baby moving or what it is.

Hope everyone else is ok.

NowPanicAndFreakOut Thu 16-Sep-10 14:27:34

Penguin I'm 15 and 5 - and also really cannot believe how fast time has flown. Your trip sounds like a nightmare - I'm just back from 2 days in the Middle East and it wiped me out!

Am relieved to hear you've got odd sensations too - as a first timer I've no idea what to expect but the little tiny pinches and momentary aches have been confusing me - am just hoping it's normal and looking forward to next appointment and 20 week scan. smile

gem3225 Thu 16-Sep-10 14:46:19

Hi thanks for the thread, i didnt see it before, but im not really with it these days!!

im due 9 march, had my 12 week scan on the 24 Aug,all ok, the bubba was a little mover. The clearest picture as well, i couldnt quite believe my eyes....

The most amazing day of my life (so far).

I have had my first midwife app too, it was 1 sep and i heard the heartbeat again which was reasuring.

I wish i could hear it everyday to put my mind at ease as my next app isnt until 7 oct with the midwife again.

Good luck everyone, and for those who are worried, i will be thinking of you and fingers crossed all is ok.

xx thanks for the thread

mixedmamameansbusiness Thu 16-Sep-10 15:02:01

Welcome Gem. Glad you found us.

Larty74 Thu 16-Sep-10 15:10:15

Hello everyone and welcome Gem and Lozario

So I bought my first thing for the baby today. Hadn't intended to buy anything but could not resist as it's an outfit that had a sweet embroidery of Patches and Tilly (dog and cat)my beloved cat and first baby is called Tilly and we've got a dog, but not called Patches. hey ho, still couldn't stop myself. I think this may be the start of a very dangerous habit! :-)

Medee, it stands for One Stop Clinical Assessment of Risk and it's where they take blood and do a nuchal fold scan to check for chromosomal anomalies such as Down's, Edward's and Patau's. Not sure if other hospitals call it something else, we had to pay for it but thought it would be good peace of mind (and it was). NHS has been very slow in organising my dating scan so it was nice to finally know that there really is somebody in there.

Purplefan Thu 16-Sep-10 18:50:38

Hi all,

We have now had our results. Unfortunately, baby has been diagnosed with Turners syndrome. Therefore, we know that we are having another girl.

On the plus side, it is not fatal... but we honestly don't know enough about turners to make an informed decisson about this pregnancy. We have an appointment with a consultant at the hospital 2moro to discuss things further and will have another appointment with a genetics expert in Oxford next week. Once we have a fuller picture we will decide what to do.

Hope you are all well. Speak soon xx

nancydrewrocked Thu 16-Sep-10 19:14:29

purplefan I am so sorry - what a shock for you.

I hope you get some sensible information from the consultants so that you can make the right decisions for you and your family.

take care.

chickiewoo Thu 16-Sep-10 20:29:06

purplefan - so sorry to hear your news - love and strength to you and your family during this difficult time. We are all thinking of you here xx

me23 Thu 16-Sep-10 20:52:44

Purplefan am sorry to hear your news I found a support website for turners online which you may have already come across www.tss.org.uk/

I have been feeling nauseous everyday 13+1 today.
Also got my buggy today woman I bought it off threw in a mamas and papas playmat too worth £65 so chuffed with that smile Feel a bit weird for buying buggy so early but as I said earlier price was too good to let it go by.

Another newbie here! I'm due 30th March and this is my first bambino! I had my first scan on 8th Sept and it was ace! The next one seems sooooo far away (12th Nov). The scan made me forgive my baby all the sickness and nausea he/she is causing me

sam26oscar Thu 16-Sep-10 21:16:12

purplefan sorry to hear your news, thinking about you xx

Well, i am off to Spain in the morning for a week of sun grin, can't wait!! Saw mw (again) today, lucky in my town they have a drop in midwife clinic! Told her was going away and she just did b.p and heartbeat for reassurance, also told me to take notes which i hadn't even thought about!!

Looking forward to letting my gut hang out in a bikini, only holiday i have had where i can wear one and blame a pregnancy on the fatness!!!!

Hope everyone feels better over next week or so and good luck to those having scans . xx

EvianBaby Thu 16-Sep-10 21:30:17

Hi all

Just wanted to pop by briefly to welcome the new ladies smile.

Also purplefan So sorry to hear about your results, I hope that the consultant is able to help you tomorrow and put things into a bit of perspective for you. I am not going to say I know exactly how you are feeling however my son was diagnosed with a condition (not life threatening but affecting the quality of his life on a daily basis) in March, when he was 18 months old. At first I couldn't see a way forward, I was so upset for him. Gradually as the months have passed I have accepted the situation and now am focusing my energy on the best ways to help him. I am not, for one minute, pretending my situation is the same as yours but just wanted to let you know that I can understand in some way what it's like to get upsetting news. I'll be thinking about you tomorrow. Take care.

Hope everyone is ok, it's nearly the weekend!

purplefan - am thinking of you. There is definitely a lady on mumsnet who has a DD with Turner syndrome. I can't remember who it is but I think I have seen her post on the SN board so it might be worth posting on there for information.

have a fab holiday sam. I am very envy.

Welcome to all the newbies smile.

My sickness has been a bit better the last couple of days, which is a big relief. Still comes and goes a bit but defnitely a big improvement on last week.

NowPanicAndFreakOut Thu 16-Sep-10 22:49:01

Purplefan all thoughts and prayers are with you. Have to admit ignorance as I'd never heard of Turner's but having looked it up I am even more confused. I hope you get all the information and support you need.

Jeffily so happy for you - must be a great relief. "What to Expect" has also told me I'm expecting an avocado - which is a lot more helpful than the strange type of orange I'd never heard of that it said baby was last week wink

Is it just me or is your size all over the place? One day my belly seems pretty normal, another it seems huge. Have to admit I find it a bit scary when it appears to shrink - and have only posted about it as I've just had a huge dinner and am now back to rock hard bowling ball smile

jammiedodger2 Thu 16-Sep-10 23:02:56

Hi please can someone add me,(I am technophobe) I am due with baby no3 due 22/3/11 dd9 ds6.
I was waiting until I had scan this week and relieved that everything was ok, have been 'spotting' for a week but they can't find any worrying causes.
Had low point this evening when I was dry heaving and peed myself, pregnancy is SO glamourous!

1Catherine1 Fri 17-Sep-10 07:45:52

Purplefan good luck today, I hope you get all the information you need.

jammiedodger2 So so glamorous. I keep telling my OH the little unpleasant things I have to put up with and his face is really quite amusing when I do. Lets just say he wishes I'd keep it to myself.

looblee Fri 17-Sep-10 10:04:53

Hi another one for your list.

17/3 looblee pg #1

looking forward to my 20week scan now why do they take so long to come around...?

Clothes I can wear are slowly diminishing and I am down to a few items - Time to go shopping soon I think.

mixedmamameansbusiness Fri 17-Sep-10 10:15:25

Morning all.

Purplefan - thinking of you. As said below, I hope you get all the relevant info to move forward.

Clucky31 Fri 17-Sep-10 10:31:11

Morning all,

My thoughts are with you Purplefan - hope that you can stay strong.

Great to hear positive news from Chickie and Jeffily after such worrying times.

Welcome to gem, lozario, pettyprudence, jammiedodger and looblee - congratulations on your pregnancies

I too have been enjoying the glamourous side of pregnancy this morning - my nose feels permanently stuffy and am having horrible phlegm-based issues (sorry if tmi). Dry heaved so much this morning that I threw up my breakfast. DH also says I'm snoring quite a bit. Anyone else having nasal issues?!

xx

Medee Fri 17-Sep-10 10:39:52

Yes, quite sniffy and snotty, and not sure if it is the usual change of season thing, or pregnancy related.

sittinghippo Fri 17-Sep-10 10:41:11

Eek me me me Clucky! The most annoying being that I am still not sleeping through the night as I still have to get up at around 3am for a wee, and for some reason, the standing up and moving about triggers something in my nose and sets me off on an horrendous sneezing fit. Just what I need in the middle of the night... I then lay in bed for a further hour or so trying to get the snot under control and by morning my DH cant find me under the mountain of bog roll!! Every goddam night.

sittinghippo Fri 17-Sep-10 10:42:48

Oh, and if I'm unlucky enough to have the sneezing fit before I get to the bathroom for a wee then god help me. Gotta concentrate on those pelvic floor exercises methinks.

Clucky31 Fri 17-Sep-10 11:30:17

sittinghippo - hope you manage to avoid further sneezing/weeing type situations! I've been trying to do my pelvic floor exercises. I work in Whitehall so was at first trying to do them everytime I heard big ben chime...until i remembered that it chimes every 15mins...probably slight overkill.

Mendee - have heard that stuffy nose can be a pg side effect although probably not helped by the fact that it's getting a lot colder.

am988 Fri 17-Sep-10 12:31:16

Hello all,

And special welcome to all new ladies too!
Nausea is better as is heartburn but yes,
also getting stuffy nose - which at night is more annoying.

I'm also feeling extremely thirsty all the time, including at night! Or could it be a cold coming? (hope not) Anyone else?

As to bump - my stomach seems bigger - which looks as though I've overindulged in cakes (which in reality I haven't). I really hate having a big stomach - especially when i'm not eating more than usual!

Am 15wks tomorrow - I don't agree time is going fast - I think it is very slow actually..

Have good fridays and weekends all!
xx A

Oceanbreeze Fri 17-Sep-10 13:04:31

Hi all, wow this thread moves way too fast for me to keep up!

Sorry to hear your news Purplefan, my thoughts are with you and your family.

Welcome to all the newcomers smile

Time going slow for me too, especially as they put my due date back at my scan - but no one seemed to inform my tum, which is enormous, despite the fact that I don't think I've had too many cream cakes wink

I've also got the stuffy nose thing - had it for weeks, so seems normal now. My sneezing fits, once comic, are now just annoying. Really loud, mostly in multiples (had 7 in a row earlier), and often lead to rushing to the loo. Anyway, its called Pregnancy Rhinitis if anyone wants to look it up.

Not done any baby shopping yet, although done loads of window shopping, but possibly going to a baby show this weekend - am a bit scared I'll buy everything in sight grin

gem3225 Fri 17-Sep-10 14:37:44

hi everyone, hows things today?

im 15 weeks and 2 days. Met this lady at a carboot last sunday selling the motherease nappies. Got me thinking and now i cant think of anything else. Went round today and spent £21.00 on 15 nappies, 200 liners,outer cover things and a nappy bucket!! bargin i thought.They look really white and so cute.So im well on the way.

My bump seems to be getting more established in the last 2 days but by the morning it seems bit flat again, although my boobs are making up for it, think i need another fitting soon.

Thinking of you Purplefan, thoughts are with you.

take care all, happy baby shopping x

mixedmamameansbusiness Fri 17-Sep-10 16:55:37

Gem - well done on the nappy purchase. I am way too lazy/disorganised etc for that and instead will spend copious amounts of money endorsing Pampers. Must start looking out for deals.

I have my eye on the extortionately expensive bugaboo bee pushchair... currently trying to convince DH that it is money well spent - am starting now as it may take the rest of the pregnancy to convince him.

LovelyKatie Fri 17-Sep-10 17:22:03

Hi everybody

I am due 10th March

Although I feel uneasy, just come back from a holiday in Orlando yesterday and I was very sick and very dizzy a lot. I had constant headaches etc and I generally feel really tired.

I had to book my midwife app today for my 16 week heartbeat but the next availability was 11th october!!!

I really dont know how i feel about this as I want to make sure all is ok but dont know how to go about it. Its my first child.

gem3225 Fri 17-Sep-10 17:39:43

hi Katie
im sure everything is fine, its my first too, but they dont give us 16 week app just 18 weeks, im due 9 march and my 18 weeker is on the 7th oct. I guess you could just see if your doctors has a drop in centre that way you could get them to check you over.

i had a few headached and a nasty dizzy spell, now i just get the odd hot flush!!.

*Mixedmamameansbusiness**i so hear you with the bugaboo, they are soo lovely.My sisters boss is rather loaded and has a sister who has various homes across the glode and a bugaboo in each!! so hes checking with her and maybe, just maybe he may give it to me, almost new.My mum is hoping this will happen as she has said she will buy us the pram if not!!

im keeping my fingers crossed.

x

EvianBaby Fri 17-Sep-10 18:58:19

mixedmama and gem - I have a Bugaboo for DS and I absolutely LOVE it! Everyone else I know with DC's the same age have replaced/upgraded the pushchairs they originally bought but mine is very much still in use! I have the Chameleon but in hindsight might have bought the Bee. I am hoping that between now and March they bring out a conversion kit to change mine into a double pushchair but think now that's unlikely. Can't find any other double pushchair that compares at the moment! Go on, treat yourselves!...

Toota Fri 17-Sep-10 19:19:35

Hello

Newbie on the thread...I'm 15 weeks (due on 7 March).

Currently - nausea has mostly passed but feel really tired and have had lots of headaches - I get migraines anyhow so have had a few of those too. Seems I'm not alone on headache stakes. Thought I'd mention it to midwife next week...?

I've had the sneezing thing too - lots of sneezes in quick succession throughout the day (often at work).

Anyone having trouble sleeping? I get off to sleep easily enough but wake in the middle of the night and can be awake for a couple of hours...finally reading gets me back off.

Good to join you all here!

jeffily Fri 17-Sep-10 19:42:32

Purple I hope that you are doing ok, and that the consultant gave you lots of useful information today. I did a bit of research into Turner's, and I found it all quite confusing. Thinking of you lots and hoping that you are managing to find your way through this difficult time alright. I am so sorry that you are going through this. You might find some support over on the ante- natal tests and choices board.

castlegirl Fri 17-Sep-10 21:09:10

I'm new on here, 1st baby due 19th March 2011. Scan 2 weeks ago was good, but now having light bleeding. I've been told there's little to worry about as it's something to do with the placenta detaching / attaching.
Does anyone else have experience of this?

NowPanicAndFreakOut Fri 17-Sep-10 21:44:00

castlegirl welcome - sorry I can't help (this is my first pg and you'll have read / know as much as me...)

Purple hope the consultant helped explain things and was supportive.

Have just been looking up ante-natal classes. Best friend thinks I've already left it very late (which is v scary - time still seems to be flying by...)

NCT seems the obvious option but I have reservations. Is it really just me that is looking at NCT mainly to meet other mums nearby and objecting to paying £250 to meet people?!?!

Anyone else in the West Brompton, London area?!?! (bit of a long shot but thought I'd try!!).

chickiewoo Fri 17-Sep-10 21:46:51

Hi castlegirl and welcome! I'm 13 weeks today (due 25 March 2011) and have been bleeding on and off for 10 days - had emergency scan on Monday of this week which confirmed a haematoma beside the gestation sac, which should be nothing to worry about. Having my nuchal scan and Downs blood screening next Monday - so feel reassured that I will have the opportunity to check all is still well. I was very worried when I started to bleed and posted on this thread - if you read back to last weeek you'll see my post and the advice and support I received from fellow MN'ers xx

Purplefan Fri 17-Sep-10 22:20:36

Thanks ladies,

You are all being wonderful support. grin We are still completely confused and are overloaded with information!! The condition itself is quite liveable and be no means as difficult as other chromosome difficulties.

The hard facts and figures are 95% of pregnancies with Turners will miscarry in the 1st trimester and this accounts for alot of miscarriages apparently. The remaining 5% (us) continue through to the 2nd trimester and of those pregnancies 60-65% will sponteneously abort right up to term shock

If she continues and survives pregnancy then she will look and act like most other baby girls - she will be infertile, shorter than average, will have a thicker neck and forehead, but can and will look normal!! There are possible other health problems such as cardiac and kidney problems, but so far these are looking good on our little girl!

We are having more time to digest the information and will be meeting with the genetic counsellor next tues/weds to answer any more of our questions as they arise. We have be no means made a decision on what to do next but are building a picture to make the correct decision for our baby and our family.

I will take next week off work too, so that I can concentrate on the right things and possibly get some sleep.

So, for now ladies, i'm sticking around!!! xx

P.s. Jeffily I am so happy you got good results and that you are not going through this. x

1Catherine1 Sat 18-Sep-10 00:11:18

You sound a lot less confused this evening than last night (even with your info overload) which is good to see. I had a little research myself this evening to try to understand your situation and my thoughts are with you. I'm sure the next few months are going to be really difficult for you and your OH. I found lots of information on the internet which I'm sure you have already sifted through so I am hoping for the best outcome for you and your family, whatever that might be. x

EvianBaby Sat 18-Sep-10 08:12:08

purplefan how are you? I've been thinking of you lots. Your meeting with the consultant seemed to go well. I hope you feel better having some facts on how the condition could affect your daughter and potentially the rest of your family. You sound like you're taking a very sensible approach to finding out more and making a decision. My thoughts are with you over the next few days and weeks. Take care x

jeffily Sat 18-Sep-10 13:18:49

Purple you are so amazing, being able to be happy for me, when you are going through such hard times. I have no idea how I would cope with that kind of news as it's not a straight forward decision at all is it? It must be a very worrying time for you and you sound so grounded and calm! it sounds like you have a very strong baby in there as you have been the 5% to make it this far. Please do stick around and let us know how you are getting on. xxx

mixedmamameansbusiness Sat 18-Sep-10 15:32:29

afternoon all,

Purple: that was pretty much what I guaged when I looked it up. Glad you are armed with correct info from a consultant now and wishing you and your family the very best next week whilst you think everything thrugh.

RE: Bugaboo.... this is my last baby and I WILL have it this time. It is so tiny. My boys have been quite big actually so not sure if the Bee will last until 3 for me but I do have my McClaren that DS2 is using less and less to fall back on down the line.

me23 Sat 18-Sep-10 16:45:55

I have just bought a 2nd hand bugaboo cameleon I love it! I would reccommend buying 2nd hand there is no way I would or could spend over £700 on a buggy.

Jupiter118 Sat 18-Sep-10 22:37:00

Hello all,

Struggling to keep up with the thread.. But welcome to new people and hello to others.

Purple - thoughts very much with you - hope you are hanging in there!

Am away at centre parcs which is lovley, but think cycling is a no no as v v slight brown discharge - methinks have overdone it!! Am soooo rubbish at being pregnant.

Anyway mobile M N is too tricky.
Catch up soon
J x

Lozario Sun 19-Sep-10 09:24:47

Morning all-

posting from my iPhone from bed as DH has taken DS downstairs so I can have my tea and breakfast in peace!

purplefan thinking of you, you seem to be getting your head around it all and arming yourself with information, knowledge is power and all that, which is really positive.

am988 in both my pregnancies now I've been desperately thirsty all the time, it's v annoying in the evening as every drop I drink I know is going to be waking me up in the middle of the night!!

As for time going fast, the first 3 months seems to have gone quickly but I think that's because I've got DS1 to look after and I've been so sick that it's gone in a haze. But now I think, ANOTHER SIX MONTHS???!! You've got to be KIDDING!!!!!

I remember with DS1 the first 3 months went much more slowly though.

clucky I feel like I've been at the beginning of a cold for a week or so now! It's gross isn't it. As for the dry heaving, I'm beginning to think this will be a permanent feature... (of this pregnancy, not my life - I hope??!)

Is anyone else really dreading the birth after a bad experience previously? DS1 took 40 hours, was in distress most of the delivery and blue once he was out, had to be recussitated (sp!). People say your second is easier but I'm already dreading it - I might look into that hypnobirth stuff to try and be calmer and it.

Meanwhile I'll just cross my fingers that my placenta stays low and a get a c-section!! ;-)

hope everyone is having a nice weekend.

Toota Sun 19-Sep-10 10:43:39

NowPanicAndFreakOut: Late for NCT? Yikes! me too then.

Does seem like a lot to spend.

Have heard good things though. Someone I know has 4 kids and said that the most useful thing was knowing what the consequences are of taking different options are - i.e. you do X and it means you go down Y path. Maybe that sounds basic but I thought it was interesting.

A lot of people I know have had babies lately and all had good things to say about NCT...

On plus side money-wise - does everyone know about the £190 we can get from the government as a one off payment? I read about it on the Which? website but there's info on direct gov website.

NowPanicAndFreakOut Sun 19-Sep-10 11:10:39

Toota I've not heard great things but guess every branch (and every woman's expectations) are different. I've emailed two that cover my postcode and neither has replied... Best friend has quoted a number of friends whove missed out on local branch as didn't book until 3-4 months - whoops!

I hate the fact that a) you are "expected" to do it first time at least and b) they are "all about" including the father - luckily my DH is v supportive but working 4,000 miles away (back permanently just in time for birth so fingers crossed im not early hmm) so unless he can NCT by Skype it'll be me and my mum wink. Having read their blurb I really do wonder what single mums are supposed to do.

jeffily Sun 19-Sep-10 11:54:29

toota have been doing my research about the Health in Pregnancy grant (as money is pretty tight and I really want to get it!) and it is being cancelled from April 2011, so we will get it but will prob be amoungst the last to. I have heard that some MW's are reluctant to give out the forms though- can;t imagine why, so you might need to ask yours for it. They have to sign it once you are 24 weeks, and then the money is in your bank within a week, I believe.

As for NCT- we had decided not to do it in both of our prev pregnancies- far too tight to pay that much money for it! I have thought that it was a bit of a shame since though, as people who I have met who did it seem to have a lovely, close group of friends from it. But then I have met others who said that they found it all a bit 'competitive' (ie isn't he sitting up yet, oh, mine has been since he was 3 days old...) and others have said they just didn't meet anyone they really clicked with. I guess it is a bit of pot luck. If you have the money to spare, then it might be a good idea especially if you don't already know any parents in your area.

Hoping that the time is passing ok for you Purple. xx

polkadottytotty Sun 19-Sep-10 12:03:59

Hello all

Yes, I am also suffering from blocked nose, itchy nose, blocked ears etc.....
I've also got a really tight jaw on one side today - not sure if thats related.

We should all def get the £190 grant according to my midwife - I thought it had been cut immediately by new government so was really pleased. Apparently if you are 25 weeks by the 1st Jan then you are eligible. Will be very handy here also.

Regarding the NCT - I've never been tempted to join or do any of there classes, although I have been to lots of their Nearly New sales which are very useful - I've had bags of stuff for my boys from them over the years, so definitely worth a look if ther is one near you.

Muser Sun 19-Sep-10 12:19:25

Hi all. I'm back from holidays. Hope you're all doing ok.

mixedmamameansbusiness Sun 19-Sep-10 12:43:51

Morning all

I have never been to NCT but did go to the community ante natal classes which seemed to cover everything. A few of the women I did come across in mum and bby groups but I didnt really gel with them, however I have one friend that I met up with after and our sons actually went to the same nursery etc so I think NCT is a good way to meet people but there are many ways to meet people. Once you have baby mums will be everywhere.

mixedmamameansbusiness Sun 19-Sep-10 12:44:35

oh and my MW mentioned the £190 to me on my booking appointment so good to know she wont have a problem giving me the form.

Lozario Sun 19-Sep-10 13:06:05

RE: NCT - I did it for my first and glad I did as was really lucky with a wonderful group, I count a couple as two of my closest friends now. However in my experience the teacher was VERY pro-breastfeeding and anti- epidurals - her face was a picture when we had our reunion and all told our "and then we got the epidural" stories! Luckily I was ok breastfeeding but if I'd had problems and had to stop early then I can imagine the teachers emphasis on breastfeeding would have made me feel quite crap.

So all in all I think it's down to luck really, with the teacher and the group as a whole; probably best to see if you can ask anyone who has done it in your area for their experiences?

NowPanicAndFreakOut Sun 19-Sep-10 18:02:16

Lozario I'd also heard that from a couple of friends - one of whom had major problems bf-ing and was made to feel like a non-caring piece of scum. I really hope I can but if not am not going to make myself and new dc miserable by beating myself up over it.

Am also still worried about turning up alone / with my mum blush - has anyone else tried not taking the father for any reason?

NowPanicAndFreakOut Sun 19-Sep-10 18:04:49

Ps - yes to blocked nose and ears - though OMG am I glad hayfever is over smile

Hello all, sorry to hear about all these stuffed noses. Nightimes are a misery aren't they?

Between work and pregnancy I feel like I am being killed by inches.... I have NEVER experienced tiredness like it. All I can say is I hope I am genuinely having a tough time and that the newborn stage will be easier! At least post birth my hips aching shouldn't wake me every 2 hours and make getting back to sleep a torment.

I am sick of listening to myself moan. Poor DH blush

We went to a homebirth group yesterday which was really good, saw a birth pool etc. Then some folks turned up with their newborns to talk about their homebirths and I had one of those weird moments when I realised all this pregnancy, all this birth planning and getting informed, thinking about the medical side of it, pain management etc and I hadn't quite cottoned on to the fact that it's all about getting a BABY at the end. Forgot that little detail!

niamh29 Mon 20-Sep-10 12:36:08

I decided to take a duvet day today, between work and looking after my 2 DD's I'm just at the end of my tether, I'm tired and although the ms is coming to an end I still feel crappy. Over the weekend I was very snappy at DH and I feel bad cause I know he misses the bubbly me but all I want is a bit of sympathy and for someone to tell me to sit down and have a rest (they never do)

Anyway, enough moaning, I'm going to enjoy my day and relax and take it easy today!

I'm suffering from what I call "pregnancy nose" aswell, all stuffy and very sneezy, it eases as the pregnancy goes on though and it's just a minor irritation really!

On Friday and Saturday I had a horrible achy feeling in my lower stomach and my lower back, it was quite sore and felt like period pain, I wasn't expecting to have stretching pains as this is no 3, maybe I just needed a rest cause it's gone now, anyone else experienced this?

Lozario Mon 20-Sep-10 13:34:55

niamh I experienced lower abdomen and back pain about a month ago, ignored it as regular preggo weirdness and it turned out to to be a kidney infection -have you any other symptoms? I got VERY sick with it (beyond my regular ms...) but if you're better now then maybe it's sorted itself out. Are you drinking lots of water? I wasn't drinking enough but it's hard enough with one dc, must be totally impossible with 2dcs!!!

PS sit down and have a rest ;-)

niamh29 Mon 20-Sep-10 15:12:40

Thanks Lozario, I did think of that but the aches eased off Saturday evening and haven't returned. I do drink
Plenty of water when preg as I get dehydrated easier. Hopefully they wont be back!

jammiedodger2 Mon 20-Sep-10 22:08:40

Ok so I think i might be losing it! I feel a bit bad posting as there are some peeps on here going thro genuinely tough times but here goes.
1) I am exhausted, I'm 14 weeks, i'm not running round after a toddler (dd10, ds6)I only work part time in a non-physical job, why am I still tired.
2) I don't want to go to work tommorrow as I have a day of tricky clients (i'm a HV (ducks)) and my staff nurse is being mean to me since she found out I am pregnant. I am supposed to be her boss but I've always taken a fairly 'we're all part of a team' approach, and she's about 20 years older than me. I should be able to deal with it but hey I don't seem to be!
3) My husband ate the last eggs tonight and I was going to use them for dinner tomorrow.

I honestly just feel like crying.
v.v. silly but there we are, I hoping it's the hormones
jx

1Catherine1 Mon 20-Sep-10 22:58:40

aww bless ya hun!! -hugs for Jammiedodger-

I'm 14 weeks pregnant and on Sunday I slept for about 14 hours and was still so tired afterwards, sometimes you are just worn out. Give yourself a break you are growing a baby!! You just sound exhausted. When you are tired everything is so much harder and more upsetting. So the real question is if you're really that tired why are you posting at 10pm instead of already being tucked up in bed!!

I hope you have a better day tomorrow! Sleep well and get lots of it!!

superpenguin Tue 21-Sep-10 08:45:49

Hello everyone.

muser welcome back from your hols.

purplefan sorry to hear about your test results and glad to hear you are getting lots of support and information. I know nothing at all about turners syndrome so cannot help but good luck.

nowpanic it had never occured to me to start looking at ante-natal classes this early! I thought they were something you did right near the end of pregnancy!
I don't know if I will want to pay £250 for them though. A friend of mine did the NCT classes and really enjoyed and made lots of new friends there. However I have also heard that they put on the pressure to have a natural birth and I don't want to feel like I'm a bad person for possibly wanting an epidural etc. I will have a look into it though and see what's going in my area.

jammie don't worry about it, you are bound to feel tired and there's nothing wrong with having a good cry!

welcome to all the new people too!

DH and I spent the weekend with friends who have just had their first baby (10 weeks old) which was great - their little girl was so good too, and it really made me look forward to when our little one arrives!

Meanwhile, I have this week off work to relax! Although we have started re-doing our toilet/shower room (not the main bathroom) and spent yesterday ripping old tiles off walls and sorting out water pipes! ok DH did most of the hard work..

mixedmamameansbusiness Tue 21-Sep-10 11:20:58

Morning all.

Good to see everything going well. Hormones abound clearly but what can we do.... it is not in our control.

FWIW I am also still knackered. Particularly on the days I dont work about 3pm I feel like a snooze. Bizarre. As someone already said we are growing another human being that has to be tiresome work.

Had my 16 week appointment today and the MW (not the usual one) wont let me move the due date 3 days as the sonographer (evil calling me fat sonographer) didnt officially change it. So I am still 16+2 rather than the 15+4. I am holding onto the extra 2 days incase I do go overdue anyway.

Today was supposed to be my official last day at work as my notice is up but I agreed to work till 5 October, but now DS's school is coming up with a zillion meetings that I want to attend and cant as they fall on work days (grrrr) so want to change it and finish on Friday. presumably they cant actually really say anything since I am doign them a favour staying on. They are not keeping me here in order to replace me rather so that all the end of month scanning etc can be done. I feel bad and wonder about just emailing them next week and saying I am not coming back - evil and awful but I just dont want to have another conversation.