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February '16 approaching and conquering the 12 week mark!(990 Posts)
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Miserable day outside today for us. I'm feeling a bit less sick though which is good.
My first scan is on Thursday! So now it's 'this week' I feel I can get a little bit excited! Fingers crossed I've not imagined everything up until this point.
Fab name haquoi - does feel like we will be conquering!
I completely and utterly embarrassed myself yesterday, I had a melt down in a restaurant. I was feeling really nauseous at lunchtime but DH really wanted to go out, so off we went. I decided I wanted pasta and meatballs and that if I didn't want the meat I could just push it to the side. The evil woman at the next table had ordered stinky fish, so I was sitting at the table with my hand across my mouth trying not to wretch. My pasta was presented and it wasn't in a tomato sauce as I expected but a red wine gravy, who puts pasta in gravy??? I tried a tiny bit wailed I can't eat this and promptly burst into tears sat right in the middle of a packed restaurant. The restaurant was amazing and made me another bowl of pasta but I stupidly ordered bolognaise, which also turned my stomach but I forced myself to eat the pasta and just not the sauce. DH was sitting with a very amused look on his face throughout, I had to admit that I've been throwing huge amounts of food in the bin, that I make myself something and in that 10 mins change my mind/nausea kicks in and I can't eat it. No eating out for me until my stomach is under control.
In other news I forced myself to eat prunes for the 1st time ever yesterday. They were edible but not a pleasant experience. Made no difference so far, I've got at least 3 days of food stuck in my intestines.
rufus oh no! at least the restaurant made you something else
quack my 12w scan is on thursday too, although itll actually be my 3rd scan and ive heard the hb on the doppler... i honestly dont know how youve managed to wait this long without a scan - id be going out of my mind with impatience!!!
Hi everyone. Miserable here today too.
I'm feeling ok physically but anxiety has reared its head and I'm fixating on things I know in my rational mind aren't real.
Anyway. I just need to keep busy today I think. My sister dropped over my maternity stuff, which is good, but also 4 big bags of baby stuff, which I don't really want yet. It's a bit smart of her as I had waited until she was about 7 or 8 months pg then gave her the newborn stuff, a couple of weeks later I gave her the 0-3 month etc etc. Also whenever I give her stuff I box it up and have everything folded in sections, e.g. vests separate to babygrows etc.
She just dumped 4 big bags of a mishmash of sizes and clothes types into my hall! It's not like I should even be grateful for the hand-me-downs, most of it was DS's stuff in the first place!
I'm going to go through it and do a ruthless cull and get DH to put whatever makes the cut up into the attic for the next 5 months. Our bedroom currently resembles the back room of a charity shop and I can't cope!
Oh rufus poor you. Maybe if you can 'get things moving' the nausea will ease. Are you drinking lots of water? The chemist might be able to give you lactulose?
Tell your DH to be sympathetic and it's not funny!!
I am really happy as found out yesterday a close friend just got a positive test. We have another really good friend who's trying too, so I have everything crossed that we might all manage similar dates.
Montagues I'll come over and sort your baby clothes if you want, I love doing that <unhelpful>
Rufus you can get prune juice which might be easier to drink. Also eating plums or pears gets things moving.
10 weeks today - can't wait to get my scan date now!
rufus please tell me you wailed 'I'm pregnant' as an explanation! I can't wait to use that excuse. I truly feel for you though, I haven't been brave enough to go to restaurants or cafes for that reason.
montagues that's annoying! We've been having a massive sort out as well. Got my dad, two baby sisters, Grandad and best friend descending on us today and the house was disgusting. DS has been fab the last two months but you know, essential cleaning rather than deep. So the last two days we've been gutting and cleaning as much as possible. The bathroom is sparkling
far too excited
I brushed my teeth (not just panic brushing, proper brushing) and didn't wretch!!! Woohoo!! I might still have all my teeth by the end of this pregnancy... Still have a shit digestive system, but hopefully the end is in sight.
We've already had several people ask why we haven't started buying x y z yet. Because this baby is going to live like a Spartan and as its my 4th/our 6th, we know what we want and don't feel the need to have loads of stuff
crap Sling, pram, car seat, crib, cot, clothes, cloth nappies. No I don't want your bloody door bouncer nor will I be buying a highchair
haquoi I did wail I'm pregnant and nauseous, the staff were absolutely lovely about it.
fox I hadn't cleaned the house since the last viewing, yest DH and I cleaned it from top to bottom. It was all sparkly, then the cats all came in with muddy paws from the rain and I trashed the kitchen making dinner and didn't clean up after myself. Got told off this morning by DH, he had been so proud of his handiwork.
I went and got myself a bottle of lactulose when I dropped DH off at the pub but I'm far too nauseous to take any at the moment. Curled up in a ball on the sofa with bed socks on and a big throw over me. Think I'm developing a cold and have started coughing, just what I need snot, mucus and coughing till I retch when I already feel bad. Seeing as my party trick this week has been burping and then getting the surprise of being sick in my mouth, I don't see the cough helping the situation. Told DH I would make lasagna from scratch for dinner while he is out but can't face moving yet.
stocking I could do with some advice on essentials from you then, before I start getting family offering their thoughts on the shopping list! This is our first, is also going to live like a Spartan, and I want everything to be pre-loved. None of my friends or family have had littles yet so no hand-me-downs to be had sadly.
Agree with goneswimming I have no idea what you actually need or when you get stuff. Last trimester?
11 weeks today!! NHS scan isn't for another 2 weeks so will probably sneak a private one this week sometime.....I just want to know there's a heartbeat!!
Is it silly to wear maternity clothes now? I'm bursting out of all my skirts/jeans/leggings ....or should I just buy a bigger size for now?
Oh and bargain hunters: money saving expert does a "local ebay deals finder"; I'm already bidding on cot beds etc
Scan friday - private as getting my NHS booking appointment has been a saga. (Pointing out I could drop a copy of my referral in when I meet the medical director next week helped)
Have had 2 consecutive days of being able to brush back teeth which is progress. Nausea has dropped but still lots of food aversion. Having said that have just toughed my way through some Greek meatballs which were clearly what I needed.
How early in pregnancy is it acceptable to walk round clutching a huge bottle of gaviscon ?
The answer to all these questions is "as soon as you like!"
Mas last time I had heartburn between 10 and 13 weeks and then right at the end. This time it started at 4 weeks. I'm not just carrying a bottle around, I'm buying shares
I'm wearing maternity clothes into the office tomorrow. I'm ten weeks and restrictive clothes make me feel even worse. I just don't care what people think. The nuchal test isn't done as standard here in Germany anyway, so the 12 week mark isn't as significant.
On buying baby stuff, I researched like the true nerd that I am, bought loads at about 35 weeks, then the rest as I needed it. There's nothing wrong with buying stuff when you see it or want to.
Please tell me that I'm not the only one blubbing at the merest hint of a soppy advert
Hi everyone - just checking in on the new thread.
My scan is tomorrow. I should be exactly 12 weeks.
I'm getting very very anxious about going on holiday. We are going abroad and booked before we knew I was pregnant. I don't want to go but dh has put a lot of pressure on my so I've given in.
I'm type 1 diabetic so find that going abroad with the heat and different food messes my sugars up a bit. Usually for a week or so I just live with it but I can't really this time, sugars need to be so tight.
primary because the baby won't be using till its an absolute minimum of 5 months old so why buy it before its born?! My cousin literally stacked her house with everything they'd need from birth - 2 and constantly cried that they were skint Stop trying to cram 2 years worth of stuff into 7 paychecks then
but I know nuffink she baffled me with it.
sweet Go and see your GP and/or MW before you go, and ask their advice. Or do you have a specialist on hand you can discuss with?
little I cry at everything right now. Everything.
RE baby stuff: We have a few things in the house to sort first (lounge needs new wallpaper/skirting boards/door and DH is custom building us some wall to wall, floor to ceiling bookshelves the bedrooms need swapping over and new storage built. Kitchen needs a new door - doesn't have one on currently, and some general painting doing - we are finally in the home stretch of doing this place up!) and then we're cracking on with baby stuff.
We have our wedding anniversary in August but we're both having surgery that week so will be doing nothing, my birthday in September, DSS birthday in October, then Christmas, then DDs birthday in January and then, hopefully, Baby in February. Makes it all seem a bit of a pressure cooker, but DH has just been offered a pay rise and promotion, so I think its all doable.
After we got married, I gave all of my baby things to charity - all of them. Every last bit. So we have to start from scratch. The only thing I have is DDs cot bed.
The dreaded tiredness has well and truly hit today and yes to the sobbing. Had to tell my bil to stop teasing me today as I was about to burst into tears at the dinner table although I would have fitted in with the 9 whinging kids.
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