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July 2013 Part 3 - happy new year, happy new thread

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dinkystinky Tue 01-Jan-13 09:39:03

Happy 2013 one and all!

marmitemad Tue 01-Jan-13 20:29:54

Hi Ladies,

finally feel brave enough and found enough time to look you all up smile

I'm pg with DC2 after our 3rd IVF cycle (2 at The Lister and 3rd one at Serum in Athens) due to blocked tubes after several ectopics and infections. I had my NT scan on 27.12 and all looked good so we told dd (aged 5) today, cue much excitement (think Disney advert) and many questions (its going to be a long 6 months!). Have not been feeling too bad due to the IVF meds although the tiredness and nausea seems to be kicking in now they've stopped.

really not looking forward to going back to work tomorrow and trying to hide my belly/sea bands until 21/01 when I have my annual review and desparate for dh to put the xmas decs away and bring down my maternity stuff from the loft blush.

looking forward to getting to know you all

marmitemad
13+3

CottonSocks - 1st July
QuinandThem - 1st July
Badgerwife - DC2 - 1st July
Cutandstick - 2nd July
Runswithsquirrels - 2nd July
Thinkingof4- DC4 -2nd July
Persuasion - 3rd July
esme80 - 3rd july
Glup - 3rd July
BB01 - 4th July
Dinkystinky - DC3 - 4th July
elliejjtiny - 4th July
wifey6 - 5th July
Notprincesskate - DC2 - 5 July
OhGood - 5th July
marmitemad DC2 - 6th July
Gingerpanther27 - 7th July
TheQueensChristmasDinner - DC5 - 7th July
Efme - 8th July
PenguinsInThePantry - 8th July
GeorgieWilson - 9th July
shelley72 - 9th July
Calmisthemantra - 11th July
Specialknickers - 11th July
Emblosion - 12th July
mysterymeg - 12th July
Princessllama - DC3 - 12th July?
SlouchingPanda - 12th July
Thundercatz - 12th July
Twirliedobbit - DC4 - 12th July
MrsMillions - DC1 - 13th July
Hai1988 - 14th July
LittleFlower888 - 14th July
Tashtastic - 14th July
Lizincornwall - 15th July
Mizar - 15th July
Guavasforbreakfast - DC1 - 16th July
paolocee/donna - 17th July
Supershiv1 - DC1 - 17th July
missmaybe - 18th July
MrsWildermac - 18th July
photographerlady - 18th July
GingerJulep - DC1 - 19th July
Niktasha - 19th July
whitedaffodil - 19th July
orangebubbles - DC2 - 20th July
Thinking positive thoughts - 20th July
AmaDablam - DC1 - 21st July
Beaditsback - DC2 - 21st July
butterflyexperience - 22nd July
Cheeseandbread - DC1 - 22nd July
Isitme1 - 23rd July
MightBeMad - 23rd July
ArkadyRose - 24th July
Boostar - 24th July
Cantreachmytoes - 24th July
Grannyapple - 24th July
Camb79 - 25th July
Sashabella0 - 25th July
MrsRoss26 - 26th July
BoyMeetsWorld - 27th July
marimama - 27th July
YikesHereWeGo - 27th July
Flyingsprocket - 31st July
SchroSawMummyRidingSantaClaus - Unknown

marmitemad Tue 01-Jan-13 20:33:06

and Happy New Year

Mizar Tue 01-Jan-13 20:35:14

Just checking in - Happy New Year everyone!

OhGood - was really relieved to hear things are looking on the up.
Supershiv - hoping for good news for you too this week.

I had my scan on Monday - was really nervous beforehand, like waiting for exam results, but everything was all fine - such a relief! All arms and legs accounted for and wriggling so much the sonographer was moaning about it. It's bang on the measurement for my EDD so no change there - will stay due date buddies with Liz.

Fascinated by all this buggy talk but as this is the first for us, I think I will remain with my head firmly in the sand for a bit longer though!

As for the bump - not being the fittest person in the world, it's hard to tell what's bump due to no stomach muscles vs blubber from overdoing it at Christmas. Have bought a few jumpers in the size above for now, will see how long that ruse works...

All the best for those having scans soon!

Abzs Tue 01-Jan-13 21:59:37

Hello, like marmitemad, finally feeling brave enough to wade in...

Pg with DC1 after surgery for endometriosis and cystectomy in the summer after two years ttc did the trick.

EDD is now 7th July, after being 30th June and 11th July. Date calculators don't deal well with irregular cycles, and DC appears to have had a growth spurt in the last two weeks and moved up a few days.

I've had 3 scans now, thanks to UTI pain, date confusion and growth of cysts. Going to have a few extra scans I think. Excited (and slightly freaked out) by being able to see DC kicking and stretching and rolling over at what feels like quite an early stage.

Happy New Year to you all!

Abzs
13+2 (ish)

List with me on it:

CottonSocks - 1st July
QuinandThem - 1st July
Badgerwife - DC2 - 1st July
Cutandstick - 2nd July
Runswithsquirrels - 2nd July
Thinkingof4- DC4 -2nd July
Persuasion - 3rd July
esme80 - 3rd july
Glup - 3rd July
BB01 - 4th July
Dinkystinky - DC3 - 4th July
elliejjtiny - 4th July
wifey6 - 5th July
Notprincesskate - DC2 - 5 July
OhGood - 5th July
marmitemad DC2 - 6th July
Gingerpanther27 - 7th July
TheQueensChristmasDinner - DC5 - 7th July
Abzs - DC1 - 7th July
Efme - 8th July
PenguinsInThePantry - 8th July
GeorgieWilson - 9th July
shelley72 - 9th July
Calmisthemantra - 11th July
Specialknickers - 11th July
Emblosion - 12th July
mysterymeg - 12th July
Princessllama - DC3 - 12th July?
SlouchingPanda - 12th July
Thundercatz - 12th July
Twirliedobbit - DC4 - 12th July
MrsMillions - DC1 - 13th July
Hai1988 - 14th July
LittleFlower888 - 14th July
Tashtastic - 14th July
Lizincornwall - 15th July
Mizar - 15th July
Guavasforbreakfast - DC1 - 16th July
paolocee/donna - 17th July
Supershiv1 - DC1 - 17th July
missmaybe - 18th July
MrsWildermac - 18th July
photographerlady - 18th July
GingerJulep - DC1 - 19th July
Niktasha - 19th July
whitedaffodil - 19th July
orangebubbles - DC2 - 20th July
Thinking positive thoughts - 20th July
AmaDablam - DC1 - 21st July
Beaditsback - DC2 - 21st July
butterflyexperience - 22nd July
Cheeseandbread - DC1 - 22nd July
Isitme1 - 23rd July
MightBeMad - 23rd July
ArkadyRose - 24th July
Boostar - 24th July
Cantreachmytoes - 24th July
Grannyapple - 24th July
Camb79 - 25th July
Sashabella0 - 25th July
MrsRoss26 - 26th July
BoyMeetsWorld - 27th July
marimama - 27th July
YikesHereWeGo - 27th July
Flyingsprocket - 31st July
SchroSawMummyRidingSantaClaus - Unknown

MarieKL Tue 01-Jan-13 22:42:02

Welcome to Marmitemad and Abza. Congratulations to you both.

Shiv the lady you saw sounds lovely, glad it was positive news. Twinkle good luck for the scan on Thursday.

I'm definitely getting wider but no bump yet!

I went slightly mad the first time over pushchairs and dragged my poor DH all over London looking for one I'd seen at the baby show, only to go with a second hand one in the end. My sister has an ICandy and loves it but my DS wouldn't have lasted that long in it as he grew really quickly. I think we actually spent more time researching pushchairs than we did buying our car!

Starting to think my delayed MS is a bug rather than MS as DS was ill just before bedtime! I'm sure this has been asked recently but any idea how you can tell the difference? I feel fine until I eat anything but then I'm not so great. Oddly fine with sugary food though, very bizzare. Sorry for the long post but starting to worry.

orangebubbles Tue 01-Jan-13 23:04:54

Happy new 'our babies will be born this year' year!!!

photographer Arkady we're scan triplets ... I'm on the 9th too!

will try and catch up properly soon, so much happening at the mo, I'm a bit behind.

BadMissM Wed 02-Jan-13 00:22:46

Happy New Year everyone... have a scan this Friday, my second NHS one.

flying - your post made me chuckle about how clueless we new mums-to-be are! grin To be honest, if I mentioned buggies to my DH he would just glare at me. He's said we can't even tell his parents about this baby even when I get to 12 weeks!! Totally in denial. confused I might have a sneaky look on-line at some point though. Not til scans are all ok though.
twinkle and supershiv - good luck for your scans today.
Hello to marmite and abzs smile
badmissm - are you having the NT test on NHS as well as via FMC? My DH is very sceptical about FMC and doesn't want me to rely on their results if they contradict NHS results. confused
I have a mini-scan today at FMC before they take my bloods. Then booking in with mw this afternoon. Exciting! Then NHS scan next Thurs (10th).
10w4d

photographerlady Wed 02-Jan-13 07:26:39

Morning all. Had a huge shock slipping on clothes for work this morning. Seems I am widening around the middle smile

First day back to work since my holiday break on the 12th. Missing those few extra hours of sleep already and even though my train fare into London is more expensive it doesn't make it any more pleasant for a cat nap.

shelley72 Wed 02-Jan-13 08:10:57

morning everyone. just checking back on the new thread (pt 3 already!). happy new year to you all and welcome to all the newbies!

supershiv i hope things go well at your scan, its sounding postive so thats good.

according to another website, my baby now weighs an ounce. which doesnt really explain where the 5lbs (yes 5 shock) weight gain has come from. i am trying since new year to eat more sensibly, have rather used being pregnant over christmas as an excuse to eat a bit too much. i have a bump already, which is coming as a bit of a shock to me and i am finding it quite hard to adjust to that and feel a bit frumpy. need to start looking for nice flattering (cheap) clothes i think.

we finally told our DCs - DS shrieked and ran around the room in excitement and asks first thing every morning 'how is the baby doing mummy?'. DD was not that fussed, but shes only 2. just kept saying 'no baby' - think we may have problems with her further down the line but we will see. DS also let slip the news to MIL last night who was rather unimpressed by the thought of having another GC. and i have told my friend who has been having an awful time TTC and she was pleased so that was a relief. i still feel awful for her though.

am rather envy of all you first time mums with long shopping lists - we had a quick look round the sales but there isnt much that this new baby will need and i LOVE baby shopping sad.

need to phone MW today and make my 16wk appt. not sure which dates i should be going by now though as scan made my EDD 6 days earlier than the LMP date.

good luck to all of those with scans today, and hope those going back to work dont find it too tiring!!!

13+1 / 14+0 (depending on dates)

MrsMillions Wed 02-Jan-13 08:18:51

Back to work for me today and thankfully feeling a lot better than I have for the last few days. Only a short day too as I have my scan this afternoon, so will be escaping about 2pm.

Had to buy some size-up jeans before Xmas just to get some style variety as the skinnies were the first to strain at the tummy. Hoping that will be it for a few weeks. Belly is definitely bigger but strangely if anything my weight has dropped, think small proper meals have helped offset the nausea-easing grazing in between. That and nearly 9 weeks off the booze (save my half glass of posh fizz on Monday night, was delicious!).

Welcome newbies.

12+4

dinkystinky Wed 02-Jan-13 09:00:56

Welcome and congratulations Marmitemad and Abzs.

Marie - if you're feeling cramps/getting runny poos its probably a bug. Also if slight temperature/any aches or fever.

Shelley - wouldnt worry about a 5 lb gain. I've put on over 2kilos already. Ho hum. I'd go by the scan dates for the 16 week appt - I think that's what they do at the antenatal clinic normally - but ask your MW if unsure. Glad at least one of your DC took it well.

Yikes - we were all pretty clueless at one stage (and I'm still pretty clueless in many respects despite having 2 DC already). Its going to be a case of trial and error to find out what works for you and your family.

So pleased to hear of the good recent scans and good luck to all those having scans this week.

shelley72 Wed 02-Jan-13 09:10:28

i know 5lbs/2kg is going to be nothing by july but i was shocked as not bothered with scales since booking! on the hunt now for some clothes that fit! i am hoping that DD will come round by july - she has always been a mummys girl but has started favouring daddy lately envy. still that may not be a bad thing.

and so glad im not the only one with 2DCs that still feels clueless sometimes. its v much a case of trial and error in our house!

MightBeMad Wed 02-Jan-13 09:30:20

Happy new year all!!

Still intermittently bleeding here (that's about 3 weeks now, more possibly). Still hoping everything's fine. Midwife said wait until my 12 week scan so that's what I'm doing. I figure more scans won't actually change the outcome so nothing lost. Scan is next Monday 7th!!

Not quite in my mat clothes yet but definitely in my 'fat' jeans! Think when I back to work next week I may be forced to dig out my maternity work trousers smile

Nausea still ever present but I'm hoping it won't be long now...

11+1 ish

MightBeMad Wed 02-Jan-13 09:32:30

Ps for those with events coming up, last time I never actually bought a maternity dress, just empire line drapey normal dresses (think Grecian maxi dress style). Even when I was bridesmaid at 39 weeks (and I was huge!!). Might be worth a thought x

wifey6 Wed 02-Jan-13 10:30:28

Good luck to everyone with scans today/this week!
On the subject of prams/buggies.. My DS will be 3 when the baby arrives & although he is great at walking..I was wondering if one of those buggy boards would be worth getting? I don't drive yet..so we do quite a bit of walking. Does anyone have one/buying one that could recommend them?

MightBeMad Wed 02-Jan-13 10:34:24

No knowledge of buggy boards but may investigate them too. I think we're going to need a double buggy though (dd will be 22/23 months). Any recommendations for a good all round double?

BadMissM Wed 02-Jan-13 11:17:26

yikes Yes, am having the NHS Nuchal as well as the FMC one. TBH, I would trust the FMC more than the NHS one. I had my initial scan and Harmony Test on Monday, and they were much more thorough and professional than the NHS. Also it was a doctor both doing and interpreting the scan.

I have an NHS scan this Friday....

shelley72 I am having to buy evrything from scratch..DD is 4, and was born in France, so anything I did have got left behind when we made expensive move home...

mightbemad When pregnant with DD just wore lots of stretchy cotton lycra stuff and empire-line dresses. Only really bought leggings, tights and bras

I suppose am a bit more nervous than average as I am 45 with an appalling pg history..so am being a little paranoid, but just want to cover everything...

dinkystinky Wed 02-Jan-13 11:19:31

Yikes - every scan at the FMC is done by a very well qualified dr - often a consultant.

Wifey - we had a buggy board for DS1 when DS2 was small. He was often on his scooter but if tired would hop on the board. Was a life saver at times. Buggy board max I think.

wifey6 Wed 02-Jan-13 11:22:41

Thank you dinky...I'll look online. smile

Eek, exciting scan results. There's definitely a bouncing baby in there grin!!
Dates totally wrong - EDD now 22 July confused so will be 12 weeks on Monday. Have booked in for nuchal with FMC on Monday smile
FMC was sooooo posh, it's more like a swanky boutique hotel than a hospital!
11w2d!

MightBeMad Wed 02-Jan-13 14:50:39

Congratulations yikes! I'm another fmc fan here. Awesome isn't it? And amazing that all the profits go into fetal medicine research.

CottonSock Wed 02-Jan-13 15:02:35

Back to work... 3 changes of trousers this morning and it was obvious to people I think. Got some looks and my friends noticed before I told her. Went to mothercare at lunch for emergency clothes shop. Got a meeting next wEek so need stuff to look good. Nothing I got was in sale though! Should have hit shops in the rainy holidays.

mightbe I was supposed to be a bridesmaid at 36 weeks and have just told her I can't do it. Was stressing me too much. She did pick a maxi dress in case. Maybe I was too hasty. Feel bad for her and was looking forward to it. Boo

MightBeMad Wed 02-Jan-13 15:20:55

Oh cotton that's a shame but no point spending the next 4 months worry about it. I was lucky in that the bride was very relaxed, happy for me to be there or not, if I found I couldn't make it at the last minute, and had all the bridesmaids chose their own dresses. Would your friend be similarly relaxed?

OhGood Wed 02-Jan-13 15:24:08

yikes congrats and shiv good luck for tomorrow.

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