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July 2013

(949 Posts)

Anyone else just poas? Think I'm right in saying I'll be due in July smile

SilverCharm Thu 18-Oct-12 17:36:37

Are you preggers?? You won't know me under this name...I changed recently due to almost getting outed...but congrats if you are and how is DH?

CottonSock Thu 18-Oct-12 17:56:46

Hi there Jazz... I think I could be very end of June 2013, but June threads are looking rather full and because of my long cycle I got a predicted date of 2nd July online (wedding anniversay!). Anyway, rather long winded, but can I join you please. Need some peeps to get excited with..

Rather S*it scared after two previous MS. Get rather depressed about the whole thing, as have now been trying for 18 months (including the 2 MS) but did read the other day that I have more success of suceeding than it going wrong, so trying to stick with that thought.

Anyway the exciting bit, I had a positive Tuesday test 4 days before AF properly due. Having a stinking cold, I did a early test to cheer me up smile and this time it did.. still no signs of AF, so so far so good.

Silvercharm - getting ousted sounds interesting!!

Rache1S Thu 18-Oct-12 22:02:27

Hi ladies, can I join in? It's very early days but I got a BFP yesterday and I think I will be due around the 4th July (OMG!!!) I am also shit scared as I appear to be addicted to Googling all the possible problems hmm

Like CottonSock, I'm probably due the very end of June but I'm in the middle of a WTAF?! cycle so have no idea, so you'll have to put up with me (sorry).

Congrats on the BFP's everyone, step away from Dr.Google Rache1S, he's evil.

Yep bfp grin
Silver please remind me of who you are in a pm? Dh is well grin

CottonSock Fri 19-Oct-12 07:54:41

Yeah, we are growing in numbers already. Congrats ladies.
Just to add that I meant two previous Mc, no Ms - and I am hopeless with acronyms!
I seem to be getting extra hungry already (any excuse!!!)

Rache1S Fri 19-Oct-12 09:57:13

I'm glad you said that CottonSock because i've been absolutely starving since about 10DPO and was thinking it was just in my head! Aside from that i'm pretty much symptomless so far. What symptoms has everyone else got going on?

Rache, I had nausea for all of last week, but all that's happened this week is my boobs are slightly bigger & I'm feeling crampy.

I'm the opposite, not a massive eater at the best of times (healthy BMI, don't worrry!) but I get even worse during pg....plus I went off chocolate last time shock.

Jazz, I don't think we've ever 'spoken' on here, but I know your story & am really pleased you got a BFP!

We're telling PIL in 2 weeks (next time we see them in person), has anyone else thought about who they're telling/when?

We've told our parents smile

My tits feel like they're gunna drop off! So achy! Didn't have this with dd

CottonSock Fri 19-Oct-12 16:46:24

I told my sister as we are meeting up next weekend, and I never normally refuse a vino... Having to make lots of not drinking excuses already. I sound like a piss head lol.
Boobs are aching a bit and I'm not sleeping well. Hormones and anxiety/ excitement.
I had dreams about a poached egg on toast. My treat for the morning smile

TheCatSofa Sun 21-Oct-12 22:48:52

Hello all! Can I join you? Got my positive result on 18th. After 3 years of trying and and ivf cycle I am super chuffed but also constantly scared. I have had crazy itchy nipples, wake up at 5am every day and compulsively eat everything in my way. No sickness yet but I can't wait for it as its meant to be a good sign and man do I need a sign!!
My first scan not til mid Nov and don't know how I'm gonna wait that long!

Rache1S Sun 21-Oct-12 23:52:55

Hello Thecatsofa and welcome to the club! How excitingl after 3 years, you must be so pleased?!! I am also eating everything in sight and i'm so glad i'm not on my own :-)

Welcome Cat! Congratulations on getting your bfp!

My eating is the other way, I'm so bloated that I've barely got room for food (same as last pg), my symptoms have all but faded (aside from bloating & hormonal raging monster).

Going to see my GP later today for my pre-booking appointment.

Did everyone had a good weekend?

Bessie123 Mon 22-Oct-12 13:30:21

Shitting hell, just poas and bfp. Someone reassure me that this isn't a disaster. Just started a new job and already have 2 dcs. This was not planned.

Bessie its not a disaster! There are other options though if you really feel it is a disaster.
I hope you make the right decision for you xx

CottonSock Mon 22-Oct-12 20:06:12

I had a booking-in appointment with a very useless locum GP today. He was so incomptetant it made my blood boil. Think I will make a complaint. I basically had to end up doing most of the appointment with the receptionist on the way out! Grrrr.

Bessie123 Mon 22-Oct-12 22:10:32

Thankyou, Jazz. Dh and I are trying to get our heads round it. It's a bit of a shock

Welcome Bessie! It's a proper shock isn't it?
DS wasn't planned and when I first realised I was pregnant with him it took a week or so to decide which way to go...and it doesn't feel real with this one yet so I think I understand where you're coming from!
Whatever the decision you make, hear to lend a private, friendly ear if you ever need to discuss it. x

Cotton, oh that's rubbish! Hopefully you'll be midwives all the way from now on!

My pre-booking appointment was rubbish too, you need to see the family GP on a thursday afternoon only...which is completely different from last year with DS!

Is anyone else so bloated they're considering maternity trousers already? blush

SundaySunshine Tue 23-Oct-12 22:25:43

Hi all, I got a BFP on Friday and I'm overthemoon, but terrified. I'm not too sure on my dates yet as I was in the midst of a WTF cycle, so could be the end of June or Beginning of July. I went over by two weeks with my dd so I'll probably end up in July anyway.

Had a few days of feeling bleurgh, but no real sickness yet, which is maddening, I want to be sick to my boots just for reassurance sake! Other than that I feel totally normal.

Got to wait til Friday for drs appointment. The last five days have
D R A G G E D!
I don't know how I'm going to make it to the first scan without losing my mind.

Anyways, hope you are all doing ok smile

Bessie123 Tue 23-Oct-12 23:01:59

Hello horsey and thanks for the welcome. I am coming to terms with it all a bit more now but had a mc before ds was born so trying not to think about it toooo much.

How many poster here are having their first dc?

esme80 Wed 24-Oct-12 13:59:11

Hello everyone, can I join? I think I am due 3rd July. Just got my BFP yesterday, hasnt really sunk in yet. Dont really have any symptoms yet, apart from eating like a pig...

Welcome Sunday!! Fingers are crossed that you're throwing up soon grin

My dr's is tomorrow, would you consider going for a private scan?
Has everyone seen/booked their initial appointment yet?
Cotton, did you complain?

Hi esme! I've been lurking on the Nov bus ttc page & just noticed you'd got your BFP! Congratulations!!
Is this your first baby?

Sorry to hear of your MC Bessie, I guess we can start a stats page or a roll call here when it gets slightly busier!

I'd forgotten how tiring early pg is, feel guilty as DS is being babysat by babytv whenever I feel too nauseous to hold him.

Hope everyone is having a good week?

esme80 Wed 24-Oct-12 14:30:23

AWoman I spent most of last night googling faint FRER lines after your advice on other thread, ha! This is my second, I have a 16 month old DS.
Am dropping by dr's office tomorrow. When I was pg first time you didnt even get a drs appointment, they just gave your nr to the midwife. So I will see if things have changed at all..
Am thinking of getting a private scan when the time comes, remember regretting it last time as I went crazy waiting for the 12 week!

I am in maternity jeans again - soo comfy!
I'm really bloated and feel like i did size wise at about 4/5 months with dd!!

Only been sick once which is an improvement on last time but my breasts ache so so much!

I was in the middle of a wtf cycle too so I could be June but think its more likely July though smile

esme, grin hope Dr.Google helped you! I've stopped googling (well I've not today), as I'm trying not to scare myself too much.
Hope it goes well for you at the Dr's tomorrow, I'm expecting a glare from my Doc as I didn't want to talk about contraception when I took DS for his 8week check up.

Jazz, glad you're not so sick this time around!
I've got my maternity clothes out so I'll try getting in them this weekend.

SundaySunshine Wed 24-Oct-12 23:15:48

Thanks awoman I haven't seriously considered going private as I can't really afford it; I'm hoping the EPU will be kind and let me have a peek at the little one sometime between now and 10 wks.

Still no sickness, a few funny twinges, and I'm feeling a tad bloated too. So pretty normal still really. Not even feeling tired yet, hence still playing with MN at this hour wink

Hope everyone else is feeling ok

CottonSock Thu 25-Oct-12 18:43:17

No real symptoms here, but belly is growing / getting fat due to large carbs consumption!!!

Not complained about the locum GP yet, but think I should. He did not give a darn and I had to tell him the procedures for booking in, told me I was a waste of an appointment too. He also told me my eczema was acne when I asked if my steroid cream was ok to carry on with. So now have acne lotion which is making it worse.
Hopefully midwide will be in touch soon so can discuss early scan.

Been trying really hard to get some positive vibes in my body about this pregnancy, more chance of it going right than wrong etc, but been a bit up and down. I would quite like (for a minute ) to have some major sickness of something as a sign.. sighh... argh positive vibes, positive vibes

esme80 Thu 25-Oct-12 19:29:51

AWoman been to dr now and was same as last time, no appointment just forward my info to midwife, so wont see anyone till booking in apptmt which feels ages away!
Im sure your dr wont say anything, although after hearing cottons experience I guess I shouldnt be surprised by anything! How appalling! You should def complain.
I know what you mean cotton about trying to be possitive and not worry, but it is so hard! Wouldnt it be great to just relax, instead of worry till the 12 week scan?

ClaireH35 Thu 25-Oct-12 21:23:45

hi there. just tested yesterday and today and five tests all showing a BFP- think i am due start of July. 1st baby for us. kind of freaking out and one minute i am in shock next i want to cry. excited and delighted though.

Congrats Claire!!

Cotton, positive sticky vibes your way.

I'm afraid I'm the first one to bow out of this thread, typically I'd just seen the Dr & was about to register with the MW when I got all crampy & red blood.
I've got to phone them in the morning to see what they say, small chance they'll scan me & I'll have a nice surpise, but very much doubt it.

Wishing you all standard, safe, boring pregnancies. x

Bessie123 Fri 26-Oct-12 01:17:49

horse I am so sorry to hear that. Hope you are ok, I will be thinking of you sad

sad horse, sending hugs x

SundaySunshine Fri 26-Oct-12 08:33:55

Horse so sorry to hear your news, fx that it's a scare and everything will be ok. Whatever happens look after yourself and good luck.

SundaySunshine Fri 26-Oct-12 09:12:53

Hello claire welcome to the club smile

I've just had a battle with the evil drs receptionists trying to get an appointment. They're so infuriating. I phoned on Tuesday, and they told me i couldn't book in advance, so I took the day off work today and phoned and was told the only space available was next Tuesday, ahhhhhh! Maybe it's just me being hormonal ?

Took another test this morning and got a nice strong line straight away, which in the absence of any real symptoms, is much needed reassurance .

esme80 Fri 26-Oct-12 10:43:30

horse really sorry to hear that, take care of yourself.

BB01 Fri 26-Oct-12 11:25:41

First definite BFP 2 yesterday. Could be end of June or early July as don't track my cycles really! Am excited but can't stop expecting the worst - anybody else the same?? Feel like I should be a lot more pleased but the realist/doom-monger in me won't let me (dh is the same!). Have been really ill with a virus this week so hard to know what's that and what's the pregnancy. Before the virus I felt a little sick basically non-stop all weekend, slightly dizzy, weak. Completely went off alcohol (not like me!). 5th month of trying.

BB01 Fri 26-Oct-12 11:26:54

Sorry to hear your news, Horse x

esme80 Fri 26-Oct-12 13:46:17

Congrats claire and BB01!

BB I am the same, dont think I will relax a bit till first scan. Trying to remind myself that chances are that everything willbe just fine, but not working!

ClaireH35 Fri 26-Oct-12 14:02:11

sorry to hear that Horse. Esme i am exactly the same. Just trying not to think too much about things. i also feel mega bloated and that is not good. i have lost a lot of weight with WW'er prying to conceiving and feeling fat already is not good! My face feels massive

anticipation Fri 26-Oct-12 15:28:03

Hi everyone. Just found out two days ago. Have felt bloated, gassy, constipated and just crap for days. Am living in Mongolia right now so want to get the hell out of here and back home, which will be within a month. Still haven't had first scan so anxious about that. 1st pregnancy so shit scared about that. Would be good to know how others at the some stage are coping.!

Quinandthem Fri 26-Oct-12 15:39:30

just joining here as well. a strong positive result on monday evening so due end of June/start July.

only big boobs at the moment, passing wafts of feeling dodgy/sick but not hanging around - probably due to drinking lots of water and grazing at work.

had a MC at 8 wks in feb but feeling positive about this one.

booked into see the Dr next thursday to start the ball rolling. hopefully should have 12 week scans just before christmas which will be nice time to tell everyone.

elliejjtiny Fri 26-Oct-12 18:16:31

POAS yesterday and faint line. Not planned. Emotions swinging between "argh" and "please let this baby be ok" (have had 2 prev MC). Already got 3 boys aged 6, 4 and 21 months. Middle one in a wheelchair. Not sure how I'm going to do the school run etc with 4 children, I may have to balance one on my head! No symptoms apart from sore boobs. I've had waves of nausea but that might be the shock! Dreading telling my mum, even though I'm 30 and married. Due 4th July I think.

Runswithsquirrels Fri 26-Oct-12 20:41:31

Hello everyone. I don't believe it, but the tests say yes and who am I to argue with them? Mr Internet says I should be due July 7.
This is a first for me, so I will be reading lots and trying not to scare myself too much!

SundaySunshine Sat 27-Oct-12 11:25:11

Wow, lots of newbies! Congratulations anti, quin, ellie and squirrels <waves>

anti MONGOLIA !! Wow, what are you doing there?

SundaySunshine Sat 27-Oct-12 11:25:52

How you are ok this morning horse

Shenanagins Sun 28-Oct-12 07:35:49

Did the test last night and got the blue line! very excited as looking at and early July baby.

Cotton don't get too worried about the lack of sickness as i had none with my first. i was that annoying person who sailed through pregnancy glowing and apart from an expanding tum virtually symptom free.

so going to suffer with this one aren't i!

esme80 Sun 28-Oct-12 18:12:49

Hello, welcome everyone new! Anti I am also curious about how what you are doing in Mongolia, how exciting!
Still feeling very hungry, some nausea but not much, and absolutly exhausted! Feeling a lot better than first pregnancy I think, trying to remember. Managed to fall down the stairs earlier though, landing on my stomach but shoulder took most of the impact. Worrying a bit about it, even though I know this early on everything is pretty well protected in there. Now sitting here with a sore shoulder and finger feeling quite foolish! On the plus side though I am in bed resting while DH looks after DS...
Hope everyone had a great weekend!

Esme- dd keeps leaping and clambering all over me, I keep telling myself that it's well protected etc I hope bean2 is ok with being squished by big sister, I have a feeling that it's going to have to put up with that most of its life grin

ClaireH35 Mon 29-Oct-12 14:07:28

hi ladies- don't meant to put a downer but think i'm out of this thread as well. at work and justwent to loo and some clots and blood came out. just sat there crying and then had to come back to my desk and pretend to be normal. just want to go home. all the best to you all. x

SundaySunshine Mon 29-Oct-12 14:30:01

Oh claire sorry to hear that. Are you in pain? You should take the rest of the day off? It doesn't necessarily mean it's all over though, so maybe contact your MW? Hope you're okay

ClaireH35 Mon 29-Oct-12 14:37:09

thanks SundaySunshine i was only 4 weeks pregnant so hadn't even seen the doctor yet- have ana ppt tomorrow to test my thyorid levels as i am underactive and then had appt with GP next week. still going to keep appts to check everything is ok with me. only got to work until half 3 and hubby is collecting me when he leaves work. just a little bit of cramping that comes and goes. just want my mum...

SundaySunshine Mon 29-Oct-12 17:57:44

Poor you claire sad. I hope you home and being looked after by your dh now. I really feel for you, as that is exactly what happened to my when I was 9+4 in July. Wasn't a happy ending for me but that doesn't mean it won't be for you. Take care of yourself x

SundaySunshine Mon 29-Oct-12 17:58:59

Sorry for typos, on phone and have dd clambering over me!

Thinkingof4 Mon 29-Oct-12 19:04:00

Hi all
I got bfp on Saturday, due date 4th July and like Ellie I also have 3 boys!! Very excited but nervous, I had some bleeding on Thursday and thought it was AF then stopped and poas. So a bit nervous about whether this will be a sticky one or not. Fx and sorry for those who have had losses already

CottonSock Mon 29-Oct-12 19:15:30

Sorry for those who had to leave us. There is some lovely support on the MC threads, and I hope your loved ones are looking after you at this horrible time.

I have been doing obsessive pant / symptom checking. Also, been trying to keep away from www, but you can see I have failed. just been looking at early private scans....

Nice weekend in London catching up with my sister took my mind off things a bit. Boobs are a bit sore, some nausea, but could just be IBS. I have lost weight so far!!! Must be the zero booze diet. With all my pregnancies I have found myself less hungry, tending to feel sick or stomach cramps instead.

Mongolia sounds exciting and very far away... I'm curious.

Hope the rest of yoou had good weekends

Bodice Mon 29-Oct-12 22:26:31

Just got a BFP a week before my period is due. Should really have waited but was cramping up all day so couldn't resist!
Could not believe my eyes.
Had a pregnancy of unknown location only 2/3 months ago. Was quite traumatic and dragged on for ages so really shouldn't be getting excited just yet but can't help myself.

Congratulations everyone. Keeping my fingers and toes crossed for everyone x

livismum Tue 30-Oct-12 08:50:55

Hi guys I got my BFP last week, bit like bodice I'm trying not to get too excited as I had a mmc in June, so I'll be lurking and probably posting loads I have 2 DD's aged 7 & 3 xx

CottonSock Tue 30-Oct-12 18:25:15

Bodie - what does pregnancy of unknown location mean, was it eptopic? I've not heard of that before. I'm sure it's pretty rare and unlikley to reoccur in any case smile

Glad to hear there ar people out there who have pregnances with no sickness. Maybe I should be careful what I wish for lol.

Bodice Tue 30-Oct-12 22:49:30

CottonSock - it basically means the pregnancy was never actually visualised. My beta-HCG levels were creeping up slowly for two weeks - but not doubling like a viable pregnancy - but they never got to dangerous levels so I didn't have to take methatrexate or have a laparoscopy. Basically they thought it was probably an ectopic but they couldn't certain and I has to have my bloods checked every other day till they stopped going up.
I should probably add here that i am a sonographer who works in the early pregnancy unit where it was all dragged out, being scanned by my colleagues, ducking into rooms to hides out of the way of people whilst feeling like shit! Being a sonographer sucks when you are trying for a baby.

Anyway that is over now and this time it feels different.

OhGood Wed 31-Oct-12 09:34:17

Hi all, I am marking my place. Got my BFP a couple of days ago but like livismum and a few others, I also had an MC recently, and am feeling very cautious about the whole thing.

How is everyone feeling? Symptoms??

Hello, can i join? I am feeling v tentative about joining as had early m/c last month and keep expecting the same to happen again. I don't know exactly how pg i am either as cant date it properly after m/c. Hoping dr will shed some light on friday. Must be 5 weeksish hmm. Is this ridiculous- my jeans are botherig me at the front and am fightig the urge to undo top button - until kids go to bed and then am just wondering round house with trousers falling down. Am i so saggy after 2 kids that this is possible already? Also when does nausea kick in? I'm sure i was feeling horrific at this stage with dd and ds and before m/c. Why i am i not feeling sick now. Dh is just rolling his eyes when i ask him.

elliejjtiny Wed 31-Oct-12 11:14:31

(((hugs))) for those of you who have to leave us. I have a dilemma and I'm not sure what to do. We have a holiday booked for about 6 weeks after my due date with PIL, BIL and SIL. Self catering in a massive house, inlaws paid [grateful emoticon]. Haven't told them about the pregnancy yet. I don't want to go, possibly only 4 weeks post birth and still bleeding everywhere and struggling with breastfeeding etc. But I feel guilty as it was so expensive and I don't know if they can swap for a cottage for 4 at this stage. I'm also worried about denying DH and the boys the chance of a holiday. I'm wondering if I should encourage DH to take DS1, DS2 and DS3 and leave me at home with the baby. Physically it would be easier looking after a newborn for a week on my own than looking after 4 children on my own in the day with DH's help in the evening and weekend. But I'll probably be all hormonal by then and not want them to go!

elliejjtiny Wed 31-Oct-12 11:18:04

Forgot to add princess morning sickness usually starts at about 6-7 weeks for me. I thought mine had started early last week but turns out it was a tummy bug! Just got sore boobs on and off at the moment.

MissLolita Wed 31-Oct-12 13:03:12

Hi, can I tentatively join please? I got a BFP this morning and I reckon I'm due around 10 July (so very early days!) I'm bursting to tell someone as I did the test after dh has left for work, and he didn't know I was going to do one ( I just had a weird hunch) and I want to tell him in person tonight.
If this works out it will be number 2 as I have a dd who is 16months old.
Feeling very nervous, excited and a little scared!

Quinandthem Wed 31-Oct-12 14:32:02

Afternoon everyone, hope you are all well.

I’ve got my appointment at the Dr’s tomorrow to get the ball rolling. Don’t know how I’m going to wait for another 7 weeks (for the 12 week scan) to find out if everything is ok. It’s almost as bad as the 2ww.

Last time I had a mc at 7+6-, so think I might talk to OH about having a private scan at 8/9 weeks to put our minds to rest (hopefully we get that far obviously).

I’m only 5+2 so early days still. Symptoms so far are larger boobs, feeling moist downstairs and feeling bloated/ constipated.

Was my birthday on monday so lots of dodging drinks over the weekend - sure it might have raised a few eyebrows but what can you so?

CottonSock Wed 31-Oct-12 17:44:12

Ellie - I have similar kind of issue in that I am supposed to being Bridesmaid when I will be 8+ months. She has already ordered the dress, and did pick something roomy, but I think a tent would be more appropriate by then!!!! I'm only a shortie, so going to be as wide as tall. Anyway, I have decided that I am until the scans and everything all ok before even rasing it. I'm sure everyone will understand what ever you decide, even if you wait until last minute.

Bodice - sorry to hear what you went through with your last pg. Being a sonographer sounds interesting though. they would not be able to get me off the machines!!

Quin - I am thinking about a private scan, but might wait and see what date I get for dating scan. they tend to do them quite early here about 10-11 weeks. I can ring to make appt next week (at a push) for December. I had a MC in March at 10 weeks but baby had not developed (blighten Ovum) and I found out after emergency scan at 8 weeks. Last September I had a missed MC at 11 weeks which was quite sudden and very horrible.
Sorry to hear so many of us have gone through it. Just remember, much more chance of success than not smile Sticky vibes to you all.

Now feeling quite sick on and off, so fingers crossed so far. Although I am wondering if just a stomach bug as one has been going round and it's not totally typical Morning sickness (won't share the gorey details).

That's a bit of an essay from me, it's just so nice to be able to tell / talk to people!!! Welcome all newbies and congrats on your results.

Bodice Wed 31-Oct-12 17:46:08

Ellie JJ - Maybe leave it a couple more weeks and then come clean to inlaws. I am sure they will be understanding. Is it very far away? I am a first timer so I have no idea how I would feel about travelling with a new baby but if this is number four I am sure you will know when the time comes what will be best for you.

My symptoms so far are sore, massive boobs a bit of cramping on and off and strangely crampy calf muscles. I have no idea if this is pregnancy related but its driving me crazy!! anyone else experienced this phenomenon?

I am leaving the doctors appointment as late as poss this time until I am more confident this one is here to stay.

esme80 Wed 31-Oct-12 19:30:13

Ellie Im not sure I would want DH going without me, but Im basing that completely on my own experience having my DS and being very poorly with SPD so needed a lot of help, but as this is your fourth I am sure you know what you can handle! I also think your inlaws will understand if you do decide to cancel.

Cottonsock I am also thinking of having private scan, just for reassurance!

Not really feeling any symptms at the moment, apart from being hungry. Had some morning sickness with DS, so feel weird actually wanting to feel sick!

MysteriousNameChange Wed 31-Oct-12 19:34:09

Hi all, we've been trying for about six months after a long hard near-three year battle to conceive my DS. Was very surprised to see a positive line when I tested quite early in cycle (maybe 10dpo?) on Sunday.

But... I had a very bad tummy on Sunday (both ends sad ), think it was food poisoning, which is making me very nervous. Plus I have had a period-type pain/ache in my lower abdomen over the last couple of days. So I feel like I'm playing a wait and see game. I don't 'feel' pregnant but really really hoping things work out. I can't bear the thought of a couple more years ttc after this.

Hope everyone else is doing well. Spending half my time excited, half my time panicking!

littlemissnorthernbird Wed 31-Oct-12 20:22:10

Hi there everyone...can I join this thread too? Have just got my first BFP this evening! I am in complete shock as this was the first month of trying. I was only due on yesterday but just knew that something wasn't quite right. Have had spotting since the weekend...and even more randomly, I had a very vivid dream last week that I was pregnant!!!! I can't believe it is true! Feeling very strange, boobs are really noticably sore and feeling strange! Going away tomorrow for the weekend on a city break. Hope that flying will be okay!

Hope that you are all enjoying your bfps...its feels so unreal at the moment! X

Thinkingof4 Wed 31-Oct-12 21:50:03

Sounds like lots of us have had mc's in the past, I had a mmc between ds1&2 and it was a real shock. So I will definitely be booking early scan, I couldn't bear waiting again till almost 12 weeks.
Positive vibes to everyone that these ones are sticky

Ellie I also have a holiday booked for when I am about 4 weeks after baby due, but it's just us, no inlaws so I'm thinking we will go anyway. Dh is really good at taking boys out on his own so I'll get a chance to rest if I need it, and no housework to worry about!! Am I completely mad to be even considering this??
Congrats littlemiss I've had a few vivids dreams too now that I think about it!

Not really any other convincing symptoms, just very occasional waves of nausea. Still feeling nervous +++ about all this

Calmisthemantra Thu 01-Nov-12 07:45:34

Tested the day before AF and BFP!!!!grin very excited but nervous about impending nausea and SPD. I threw up almost constantly with my dd (8months old!) and had severe SPD, on crutches from 4months pg last time. But yaaaaay. Now the worrying starts, hope it sticks

Hai1988 Thu 01-Nov-12 08:42:33

Hi everyone can i join smile

Got my bfp yesterday (well 3 attually just to make sure smile )

I calculated that i am due on the 14th july so that will be a total of 7 birthdays including mine and a wedding anniversary in.july now!!

Just skimmed through the thread already and i think i reconise i.few of you from the conseption threads, Hi esme smile

livismum Thu 01-Nov-12 09:39:07

Hi Hai my 2DD's bdays and our anniversary (plus numerous family bdays) are all in March so I'm bucking the trend with July! Strange how things seem to cluster!

Hai1988 Thu 01-Nov-12 09:48:02

So do we all no how far along we are? Im 1-2weeks on the clear blue test, so the mw wud date me 3weeks.

Booking my first app today smile

MysteriousNameChange Thu 01-Nov-12 10:35:49

Hi again, and congrats to newcomers smile

I did the ClearBlue wotsit today and it said 2-3 weeks which I felt a bit relieved about as my tests on my internet cheapies haven't really been getting darker.

I'm not sure what to do next and I already have one son! But last time I had some fertility treatment so it was a while before I got released to the GP.

Do you make an appointment with the GP or midwife or just see what the receptionist says?

esme80 Thu 01-Nov-12 10:36:53

Hi Hai, fabulous to see you here! According to my calculations I am due 2nd July, same day as FIL and SIL birthdays!

Welcome calm as I wrote on conseption thread, am also very worried about spd. At least we can support each other! Or miraculously neither of us will suffer from it in 2nd pregnancy!

CottonSock Thu 01-Nov-12 11:54:45

SPD sounds awful, I know a friend who had it. Hope it does now strike you again!!

I called the midwife this morn (couldn't help myself). The won't offer an extra early scan after two MC's, but she was lovely though and willing to offer advice. Basically, where I live they do dating scan between 10-12 weeks. So I could have at 10 w, and then maybe pay for a private scan at about 15w when I could see alot more (as I know I would never be able to wait from 10-20 wks!). Rather than having private one at 7-8, when there can still be some uncertainty about dates and baby will still be teeny tiny. Can book next week for first week in december.
Private scans seem to be £100 - a lot, but small price for some sanity smile. So, can I wait an extra 3 weeks is the question.

Time is standing still, is everyone else the same? A friend of mine said it was the longest 8 weeks of her life and I agree. I have only known for two weeks, and feels like forever.

I'm 6 weeks tomorrow.. Sickness gone, was a bug after all I think. Unless eating smaller amounts more often had a dramatic effect.

2nd July is my wedding aniversary. A lot of activity on that day..smile
Hope you are all having a good day. Must do some work...

esme80 Thu 01-Nov-12 12:43:41

Mysterious I would speak tothe receptionist as it seems to differ depending where you are. Some places you see GP then get referred to MW. Where I am you leave your details at practice and they forward it to mw. When I was pregnant I didnt get mw details till she called at 8 weeks to schedule booking in appointment for 9 weeks. So got no information or anything till then!

Cotton it really is agony waiting isnt it! I am 5 weeks today I think. I remember how much I calmed down after The 12 week scan last time, felt like I was walking om eggshells till then!

esme80 Thu 01-Nov-12 12:45:27

Oh and hai 14th july is my wedding anniversary! Busy month it seems!

Calmisthemantra Thu 01-Nov-12 15:22:08

Thanks Esme. Fingers crossed for both of us

Even though this is my 2nd pregnancy I totally can't remember when to ring the doctors.

Quinandthem Thu 01-Nov-12 15:37:10

Just updating - bit long:

Met with the Dr this afternoon to get booked in, she was very nice, if not a bit dotty…

Anyway, went through all the usual checks. Obviously told her about the mc and she said that statistically if you’ve had one you’re less likely to have another. Decided that was my ‘take home’ piece of advice.

She asked if I had any MS yet, I said no and she said good. So that makes me feel more relaxed about not have any yet (although I am grazing throughout the day anyway).

She has passed my referral onto the next stage and said I should be getting a letter within the next 2/3 weeks to arrange the first proper appointment and that they now often scan at this appointment to make sure things are going OK. This scan would be before 12 weeks and would save me going for a private one.

She estimated my due date as 29th June as she didn’t take into account my 31 day cycle so I hope you don’t mind if I stay in this thread.

Hope everyone else is just ticking along nicely.

emblosion Thu 01-Nov-12 16:33:55

<tentatively stepping in> hello everyone can I join?

Am in blimmin shock, just poas and got a very faint line - this is scary as buggery as I have a 5 month old. Can't quite get my head round it, twas a v faint line - I initially thought I was imagining it & I feel a bit crampy as if af might arrive so think I'll leave it a couple of days and test again.

Mega congratulations to you all though! smile

hi emblosion, i remember the shock i had when i realised i was pg with ds and dd was only just 6 months. not sure it makes it any better but my two play together all the time and are really close-also quite convenient when they are only one school year apart. you will need help (we called in all our friends to help out in the early days!)
ellie i was thinking about your holiday dilemma and i think actually it could be great, let dh take the kids and then stay at home, knowing that your boys are having a lovely time. then you can get (hopefully) some friends to come over and help you out a bit and it could be quite peaceful-possibly?
i've been struck by how many on here have had m/cs. when it happened to me i felt like i was the only one because none of the people i know have talked about it and didn't meet anyone who'd had any-plus the fact that v few people knew i was pg.
quin-great take home piece of advice, i will take that one home too!
anyone else feel their trousers are getting too tight? or is it just my stomach muscles have given up after 2 kids?
thinkingofyou-flying with a new born is a bit hardcore, but that's probably because i am a natural born worrier.smile

CottonSock Thu 01-Nov-12 17:28:48

Me and my sister are 18 months apart and it's great. Congrats, but what a shock it must be.

Quin - Due date calc is giving me 30th June, but I have a 30 day cycle too. I'm sure no one will boot us out smile

emblosion Thu 01-Nov-12 17:46:59

Thanks princess & cotton, am still in shock I think, I was happy when I saw the line but then pretty much started to freak out - ds is still so little! Good to hear being close in age has some advantages tho smile

Ha ha, quite a bomb to drop on DH when he gets home.....

livismum Thu 01-Nov-12 17:51:51

I've been given 30th June online as well! But pretty sure I conceived on cd16 so that will make me just in to July! (would rather be at the start of a thread than join one already mahoosive!) smile

Bodice Thu 01-Nov-12 19:00:32

Think I still am on of the latest due dates so far.
My period dates put me at 15th July and that's not taking into account my long cycle either. Oh I just want to fast forward a few weeks!

Cotton sock - If you have a scan at 12 weeks you will be able to see a lot more detail than at 10 weeks and (in my opinion) it will be a lot more rewarding. Also they can rule out a lot more abnormalities at 12 weeks than at 10. Just something to think about.

If I was going to spend my money on a private scan I would have one at 7-8 weeks to put my mind at rest and have my dating scan a bit later.

PS i don't know any acronyms - QUIN - what is MS?

Cutandstick Thu 01-Nov-12 19:11:23

Hi all, can I join? Due on 2 july I think. Finally seeing doc tomorrow, though not mine. It's my first and I am cacking myself blush not told any relatives yet, but had a family get together at the weekend with me looking grotty, not drinking and then sick in the car - so who knows what the speculation is!
Good luck everyone! smile

SundaySunshine Thu 01-Nov-12 21:28:33

Hi all,
I've felt like hurling all day....yay!!!! I've been pretty desperate for any small positive sign, so bring on the buckets is what I say grin

livismum Thu 01-Nov-12 21:46:58

Yay for sickness Sunday

I was eating beans on toast for tea and thought yuk these taste horrid, really tinny, I thought "I'm going to complain to Heinz!" (other makes of beans also available!) (I like a good complain, got a £5 voucher from Aunt Bessie's once!) (and a free meal from McDonalds!) then I remembered I'm pregnant, metallic taste is a symptom! But not one I had with DD's! grin

MysteriousNameChange Thu 01-Nov-12 22:19:55

Thanks for advice above, esme

Rang GPs and I have a telephone appointment with my doctor on Monday and he will then refer me to the midwife.

I'd really like to find out when my scan appointment is going to be (assuming everything is still all right by then, touch wood), as 12 weeks takes me to Boxing Day and my mum's 60th (which requires travelling halfway across the country) is a few days later. I really want the scan to be before we are due to go as my dad will be gutted if we're late up, but I know we don't have much choice in these matters.

Still getting a heavy feeling in my abdomen in the evenings, but boobs are definitely feeling different too so hopefully the pregnancy is developing okay.

I didn't have morning sickness last time. I know it's wrong but kind of hoping I have a bit this time to reassure me a little. Is that weird?

CottonSock Fri 02-Nov-12 09:34:36

Bodice- thanks for advice. That's what my dh thinks too and he is medical trained. Also I'm going crazy too so think I will take your good advice. So convinced something wrong as suddenly feeling better. This misery guts needs some major distractions!

CottonSock Fri 02-Nov-12 09:38:18

Ps ms is morning sickness

Hai1988 Fri 02-Nov-12 09:38:43

Hey all hope were all ok this morningsmile

Probs tmi.but i am soo bloody consipated and bloated went to chemist to get something for it but guess what every single thing i can take for it you take when pg sad
Boobs are starting to be a bit sore now and really sensitive to touch, almost like i have sun burn ikwim, anyone getting this?

Well have been referred to the mw so shoud here bk from them in about 2 weeks, so will.be about 5-6 weeks then.

Hai1988 Fri 02-Nov-12 09:40:48

Soz that was ment to say 'cant take when pg"

emblosion Fri 02-Nov-12 11:48:59

Hai1988 is lactulose allowed? If not I recommend prune juice (gross) if you can't bear that, drinking gallons if water worked for me with ds.

Hai1988 Fri 02-Nov-12 12:45:45

Thanks emblosion where can u get laculose is it in shops or is it behind the counter or on prescription?

Ewww prunes

HannahJayne Fri 02-Nov-12 13:28:06

Hello! Can I join in? I'm having a bit of a traumatic week. I POAS on Sunday at 3am because my AF was three days late and I was going to Tunisia for a week (hello from the sunshine btw!). Although slightly fainter than the control line it was definitely positive. Kicking myself for not buying a CB at the airport now...

I've had light cramps for the last couple of weeks (thought I was starting my AF), and yesterday I started spotting (five weeks exactly). Today it seems to have mostly stopped but I've got the odd teeny tiny slightly bloody fibroid type thing in my wee. The spotting was only when wiping, and pink/brown.

I hate being away and not being able to test again or ring anyone and ask for advice. I'm constantly googling and it's driving me nuts. I'm normally a proper control freak and this is terrifying as I have no control over it and just have to wait and see what happens.

I sound like a right nutter. Sorry!

wifey6 Fri 02-Nov-12 13:50:25

Hello...can I please join? POAS last Saturday at 9DPO & got a faint BFP which has got darker everyday since.
I have a DS 2.6 & this is my third pregnancy. Suffered a MMC in April at 13 weeks.
I knew this pregnancy would be a worry, due to past experience..but I am worried, anxious & scared. sad
Has anyone else here felt/feeling the same?
Not entitled to any reassurance scans.sad
A big congratulations to all the BFPs & wishing you all healthy & happy pregnancies. smile

Quinandthem Fri 02-Nov-12 14:13:57

Hi wifey6

unfortunately a number of us have been in your position so we understand your mixture of emotions (happy & scared).

my first pregnancy ended in MC at 8 weeks so am now paranoid about this one - but as the Dr said - all pregnancies are different so there is no reason why you shouldn't fly through this one, especially as you have a lovely DS.

although i worry about every twinge, feeling etc.

hope everyone has a relaxing weekend

wifey6 Fri 02-Nov-12 14:34:16

Thank you Quin. So sorry for your loss sad
..is it normal not to have the happy/excited feeling yet? I don't feel I can yet.

Carman1 Fri 02-Nov-12 14:34:37

Hi all!

Did the test the other day and I'm 3+ weeks pregnant! Still in shock I'm 37 and the bf is 47.....

Quinandthem Fri 02-Nov-12 14:39:13

my MC was in Feb and we've been ttc since then so i think most of our happiness is that we actually manages to get pregnant.

i think that fact that yours was at 13wks might make it more difficult, mine still didn't feel really 'real' as we hadn't had any scans and i didn't have many symptoms.

could you pay for a private 8wk scan. that what i'm planning on doing is the MW scans are not till 12 weeks.

Quinandthem Fri 02-Nov-12 14:39:55

congrats carman & wifey

Carman1 Fri 02-Nov-12 14:48:09

Hi all.. Just discovered I'm 3+ weeks pregnant. It will be my first and I know nothing about babies only horse ones ROFL....

Carman1 Fri 02-Nov-12 14:49:00

Whoops! double post.. Thanks Quinandthem

Calmisthemantra Fri 02-Nov-12 15:09:05

Welcome to the bus newbies smile Fingers crossed for all of us

wifey6 Fri 02-Nov-12 15:25:24

I an considering doing that Quin...about 8-9 weeks. Just to settle my mind. I had no indication last time anything was wrong <sorry..do not mean to upset anyone>...sad
Last pregnancy I didn't get a BFP til the day before AF was due & this time I got it at 8-9dpo. Hoping that's a good, strong sign.
Wishing everyone so much luck & happiness.

elliejjtiny Fri 02-Nov-12 15:53:23

Did another test yesterday and a really dark line came up straight away, darker than the control line which has never happened to me before. Not sure whether to be reassured that the line is a lot darker than last time or panic that it might be twins grin.

wifey6 I had a mmc at 13 weeks last year so I understand how scared you must feel. No reassurance scans on the nhs here either. I'm torn between wanting an early scan and not. My baby died at 9 weeks so I don't think a scan at 7-8 weeks would reassure me much anyway. I'm wondering whether to ask the midwife to try and get me a dating scan at 10-11 weeks rather than the 13-14 weeks they usually do in my area or whether to just stick my head in the sand and hope for the best. Last time I had a feeling something wasn't right but I'm not sure this time.

wifey6 Fri 02-Nov-12 16:02:52

ellie...so sorry for your loss sad
Congrats on your BFP smile
I must admit..I had a feeling something wasn't 'right' but after seeing our baby's heartbeat..my fears were settled. sad
That sounds like a good idea to try & get yourself an earlier dating scan. I think I will persist that I need to have an earlier scan..about 9+ weeks.
I wish our pregnancies weren't tainted with the lack of innocence. sad Wish I had the naivety I had my with DS' pregnancy
But...just trying to think positive as I have to give this little baby as much hope as I did my DS & my lost baby x

Cutandstick Fri 02-Nov-12 17:00:38

Hai1998 laculose is just over the counter at the chemist. I have a recipe for some very 'fibrous' chocolate chip cookies if you'd like it, sorted me out blush , and I gave it to a friend a few years ago, and it was the only thing that worked for her including buckets of prune juice! -and they're tasty. I won't say how many I've eaten in the last 24 hours - but safe to say i feel a LOT better! grin

Hai1988 Fri 02-Nov-12 17:36:48

Yeah wud.love the recipe for them thank you cutandstick

OhGood Fri 02-Nov-12 18:57:53

Hi to Carman and wifey - and congrats to everyone.

wifey I had a very early mc last time round, and so am also feeling very cautious, and so understand a little of what you are feeling - though because my mc was so early, it was nowhere as hard as for you. I got some good advice and support on the miscarriage boards, so keep that in mind.

carman I have just been made godmother to my friend's foal... and I am also 37. Well, feel 90.

I have been running around after DD all day and I am sooooooooooooooooo tired. And I would really love a glass of wine. It's Friday. Feels all wrong.

Anyone having symptoms?

Bessie123 Fri 02-Nov-12 19:02:41

Lactulose is properly disgusting

Babylonmoo Fri 02-Nov-12 19:52:04

Hi,may I join? I am 4 weeks pregnant. I am due in July. I am in shock- this was our first month of trying. I was bracing myself for months of failure and disappointment (wont go into why). I cant quite believe it is real!

tasfi26 Fri 02-Nov-12 20:18:45

I wanna join!!! according to the net i'll be due july 4th. Like a lot of you my boobs are soooo sore. the amount of times iv screamed at DH "don't touch my boobs" in the past week is unbelievable.

This is my first full term pregnancy as I lost another 6 years ago when I was 6 months pg to a neural tube defect. Absolutely petrified of it happening again. Don't think I can possibly wait for a scan...still cant believe Ive got to wait 5 more weeks for my first midwife appointment!!

Thinkingof4 Fri 02-Nov-12 20:41:05

wifey6 sorry about your MMC I had a very early one a few years ago after ds1, and have since had another 2 babies without problems. But I totally get what you mean about losing the innocence of your first pregnancy, it's hard to relax, but for me getting past the various milestones really helps eg 12 week scan, detailed scan, 24 weeks etc, etc. And you may find having another wee one to keep you busy means you have less time to worry during this pregnancy.
My pregnancy with ds3 was in many ways my easiest as I was so busy it just flew past!

Well I definitely had some sustained nausea this morning so I'm feeling quite pleased about that! Plus undoubtedly running to the loo twice as much as normal. I think I am about 5 weeks so v pleased to be getting some early symptoms

How is everyone? Yaay for the weekend, I'm soooo tired!

Thinkingof4 Fri 02-Nov-12 20:44:36

Hi tasfi sorry xpost. Sorry about losing your last baby so late that must have been vv hard. sad
congrats on this one, we have the same due date! My boobs haven't changed at all but they are still in use by ds3 who still has one feed in morning so I think that is why

Calmisthemantra Fri 02-Nov-12 20:54:47

My boobs are killing me. They feel like 2 separate entities. Good sign I guess though! Waves of nausea - either feel sick or starving smile

How's everyone else getting on?

esme80 Fri 02-Nov-12 21:05:28

So sorry to hear that tasfi. my SIL lost a baby at almost 6 months a few years ago, which was heartbreaking, but has since then gone on to have a healthy DD.

Calm that is exactly how I feel, nausea mixed with hunger. Am going to be the size of a house before long...

Am also thinking of having a private scan at around 8 weeks, think they do dating scan btwn 11-12 weeks here, seem to remember I had it at 12 weeks w DS.

emblosion Fri 02-Nov-12 21:28:48

Hai am sorry I only just logged back on, yes you can buy lactulose over the counter, I think its grim tasting but anything is worth a try, right?

V sorry to those who have had losses, a friend of mine had a v traumatic mmc just before I got pregnant with ds & I was v anxious all through that pregnancy. This time I'm trying to relax as much as I can as last time I tortured myself for the first few weeks. I'm trying to be Zen and just think what will be will be (easier said than done).

I've had some nausea today, funny as I didn't really get that with ds. No other symptoms though except being a bit tired, par for the course with a 5 month old!

Oh, and the constant needing to wee has already begun!

emblosion Fri 02-Nov-12 21:32:10

Hai am sorry I only just logged back on, yes you can buy lactulose over the counter, I think its grim tasting but anything is worth a try, right?

V sorry to those who have had losses, a friend of mine had a v traumatic mmc just before I got pregnant with ds & I was v anxious all through that pregnancy. This time I'm trying to relax as much as I can as last time I tortured myself for the first few weeks. I'm trying to be Zen and just think what will be will be (easier said than done).

I've had some nausea today, funny as I didn't really get that with ds. No other symptoms though except being a bit tired, par for the course with a 5 month old!

Oh, and the constant needing to wee has already begun!

emblosion Fri 02-Nov-12 21:33:51

Oops meant also to say congrats to everyone! blush

CottonSock Sat 03-Nov-12 09:42:51

Hi everyone and welcome Newbies. Hope you are all enjoying the start to the weekend. I got engaged in tunisa. hope you are having a nice holiday and try not to worry too much HannahJayne

Had a bit of a shock when my midwife rang yesterday as she had picked up my booking in form from the GP. Well, I ended up in a right rant about the horrible locum GP and not being offered early scans and generally having a bit of a melt down. Opps it was a bad day yesterday blush. She was really nice and said she would actually complain about the locum GP I saw to the practice. Also, she said off the record if I want an early scan just ring up with 'spotting' and no one would ever know. I was aware I could try that, but was suprised she suggested it! Anyway during my melt down, I said that I have such bad memories of the EPU, it's almost enough to make me want to go private as I so badly want the result to be different in my head somehow I just don't want to go back there.

DH got home just after the phone call ended so see me ina blubbering mess. Tentitively asked if I had booked the scan yet and lots of other things to cheer me up with me biting his head off. (Like - where shall we go on holiday next year, Me - well it depends if we have a baby or not!!!). Poor DH, has now Main problem was having a very quiet week at work. Next two weeks are crazy busy so that should sort me out a bit.

It is really striking how many people on this thread have experienced losses and does illustrate how common it actually and how little talked about.

MysteriousNameChange Sat 03-Nov-12 12:04:18

One of my friends mc in a situation that was close to my own, shortly before I got pregnant with my son so I'm always a bit worried about it.

Does anyone else have little to no symptoms? Sore boobs come and go but I feel absolutely fine and normal today which is a bit worrying. Pregnancy test still isn't getting noticeably darker, but then I think the batch I have is a bit crap.

MysteriousNameChange Sat 03-Nov-12 12:08:52

Forgot to say I had hardly any symptoms last time, so in a way I shouldn't worry, yet I can't quite stop myself...

Carman1 Sat 03-Nov-12 13:04:34

Afternoon all...

Tired isn't the word lol. Hope everyone is doing OK! XX

MooMe Sat 03-Nov-12 13:27:21

Hello all! joining in blush
I think I'm due 15-07. my DS is 4.
I'm a foreigner in the UK so have absolutely NO idea what to do now!!!! I've tried looking at the NHS website but it's just so confusing confused

Also, if anyone has any ideas re where I can find out more about having a vbac or any tips re hospitals in North/North West London- would be much appreciated smile

Thanks and good luck all!!

Tashtastic Sat 03-Nov-12 14:42:52

Hi everyone, can I join in too? Congratulations everyone! Had my bfp yesterday and still shellshocked. Due on 14 th July. We have DS aged 2. DP is calling this one the immaculate conception because we tried for a long time for DS and this one happened after only one month. Now waiting anxiously for first scan. And just to make things more exciting DS has chicken pox &#128567;

Hai1988 Sat 03-Nov-12 14:55:07

Hi tash congratz smile

I am also due on the 14th smile

Was ttc for 2 months so exactly the same time it took to concive ds 7.2.

Not good about ur ds having chicken pox atm, not the best timing ay

Tashtastic Sat 03-Nov-12 15:10:46

Hi hai - hooray for the same due date!
Re: bad timing- I know - nightmare- had just poas (still in shock) and picked DS up from nursery to be told he had some wee red spots. But I had chicken pox as a child and meant to be a problem later in pregnancy so not too worried except having to deal with grumpy toddler and nausea at the same time!

Hope you got your bowels moving! smile

Hai1988 Sat 03-Nov-12 15:16:00

No i havent, have been in so much pain today cus of it, really bad cramps and bloating cus of it sad

Hello everyone- i am also lovig weekend( i am sitting in car having dropped dd at party and having a break for a moment rather than going home and having to make polite conversation with mil and step fil and also i have to make dd's cake for her party tomorrow grin)
I went to obstetrician and had private scan yesterday - i saw the heartbeat! Has made me feel quite alot more relaxed and was fab to see. Although at same time randomly, slightly unsettlingly, gp rang to ask me to go back for another blood test because my calcium levels are v low and that might be why i keep gettig tingling and numbness in fingers and toes. I started panicking that the baby would have brittle bones but obstetrician said no, i'll just get v low calcium as the baby will take all mine- as long as i get a prescription supplement before long. Test is next friday , wish it would come sooner as want it sorted- keep thinking maybe that was why i had m/c last time, i know this is probably highly unlikely but not feeling too rational. Gahh, have to be v careful in this state not to take mil's head off. Hope everyone is having a good weekend.
Hai iam also stunned by how bad the constipation has got so soon. I am eating bucket loads of linseeds which helps a bithmm
I think i need the biscuit recipe too...

SundaySunshine Sat 03-Nov-12 17:05:38

Wow princess how amazing for you to see a hb, congratulations grin

I'm happy to report that 6weeks to the day and I'm merrily throwing up grin. Feel awful, but extremely relieved.

Hi to all the newbies, hope everyone is ok

elliejjtiny Sat 03-Nov-12 17:43:50

So pleased that you saw a heartbeat princess. No puking yet (5+5 I think, irregular cycles) but normally starts at 6-7 weeks so no doubt I'll be puking (and coimplaining about it) in the next week or so.

emblosion Sat 03-Nov-12 21:23:39

Congratulations princess - lovely for you to see a heartbeat smile

Not much to report here except its 9.15 pm and I'm knackered yawn. DS is teething so has been hard work all day.

I think I'm only 4+4 so not much going on symptom wise, have had a bit of nausea & bit crampy, boobs feel kind of full and weird too.

Hope everyone's having a good weekend!

emblosion Sat 03-Nov-12 21:26:04

Oh, and I calculated my due date - 12th July.

Am getting a bit excited now the shock has worn off a bit!

Bessie123 Sat 03-Nov-12 21:44:53

PRINCESSLLAMA I don't know if you remember me - we had lunch at the end of 2007 from the 2008 ante natal thread, before F (your ds) was born..?

Hai1988 Sun 04-Nov-12 11:07:03

Hey everyone hope were all ok this morning smile

Im exactly 4 weeks today smile

CottonSock Sun 04-Nov-12 12:46:14

Hi all..
PrincessL Congrats on the scan result. How many weeks did they date you as?

I did a Clear Blue test yesterday and got 3+ weeks, which perked me up a bit.. though it probably does not mean very much.

A little nausea, some aches in boobs on and off. Bit lightheaded today, emotional!!! 6+2 now.

Cooking up a storm today so I am def not off my food / strong smells. Kofta Curry, veggie korma, leek and spud soup.. hope that does not upset anyone with a more sensitive stomach today smile

Bodice Sun 04-Nov-12 13:13:29

Just realised my due date is 13.07.12 but I think I do have a longish cycle. Not sure what as not long off pill. But might not tell the midwives that as am paranoid about going too far past my real due date when it comes to delivery!!

Did a clear blue and it has gone from 1-2 weeks to 2-3 weeks so feeling much better about this pregnancy this time.

Glad your feeling more relaxed after clear blue test CottonSock. Have you decided what you are doing about early scan? I am surprised the midwife said that about saying you are spotting. That is bad on her part but I do know it happens a lot. I can usually suss out the fibbers as they are more excited about the scan than nervous. Not fair on those who really need scans. I do think people who have had miscarriages should be offered early scans though as I know how nerve wracking it can be waiting till 12 weeks.

emblosion Sun 04-Nov-12 13:23:58

Happy 4-weeks Hai and cotton the curry sounds yum! I could just eat something spicy.... Excellent about the 3+ on the clearblue too smile if it reassures you any I had virtually no symptoms with my DS and all was well.

I'm dying to do another test, but forcing myself to resist, ha ha. Had a flurry of energy earlier and baked some banana bread - so proud of it. Think I'm going to send it into work with DH so I don't scoff it all though.

Gingerpanther27 Sun 04-Nov-12 14:25:06

Hi can I join please? I'm due 7th July and I'm 4+6 smile

Hai1988 Sun 04-Nov-12 14:32:07

Hey ginger so nice to see you here smile

Tashtastic Sun 04-Nov-12 15:40:00

Is it too early for maternity jeans? Feeling crampy and bloated.......

CottonSock Sun 04-Nov-12 16:00:27

Bodice your right she shouldn't say it, but I was such a mess I think she was just trying to calm me down blush. I don't want to feel like a fraud, or tempt fate, so am going for private scan at end of 7 weeks. Going away the week before so should have some distraction smile Any slight spotting though and I am requesting EPU. The staff in there will probably recognise me too (they did last time) which I think makes lying even worse.

Tash I wake up looking normal, and by end if the day stomach is bloated to massive proportions!

CottonSock Sun 04-Nov-12 16:02:49

PS * emblosion* thanks for the reassurance.. I'm trying to tell myself I am not really a 'sicky' person.

Back to the kitchen for me - I just went on a bike ride and it rained the whole time, as soon as I left the house. Still defrosting!

Bodice Sun 04-Nov-12 16:02:58

tashtastic - I was eyeing up some maternity trousers last night as work trousers already seem a bit tight. That may also be to do with the copious amounts of food eaten on holiday the baby was conceived on. They were on sale though. Had to force myself to stop!!

OhGood Sun 04-Nov-12 16:07:02

Hi MooMe - welcome to the UK and congrats. Have you considered doing an NCT class? Quite a good way of meeting people. And you will find loads of vbac information on the boards here.

cotton did you say you got engaged?? congratulations! Was it a big romantic one?

esme80 Sun 04-Nov-12 17:40:46

Also feelng bloated! Could have been huge pizza lunch though I suppose... Too early to be getting out maternity clothes again...

Hai hope you are feeling better!

welcome ginger!

cotton I think I am going to do similarly to you re scan, going to call tomorrow. Private at around 7-8 weeks and so wait till 12 is a bit more bearable...

Weekends already over, how did that happen?

Babylonmoo Sun 04-Nov-12 17:54:18

Same due date as me emblossum! I feel fine. Have done 7 positive tests cos I can't quite believe it! Looked at an amazing book today called a child is born- really detailed photos of ovulation, conception, implantation and the developing foetus. Fascinating!

Babylonmoo Sun 04-Nov-12 17:55:34

Sorry- emblosion!

spiderlight Sun 04-Nov-12 19:15:32

Um. Hello. Never thought in a million years that I'd be posting on an antenatal thread, being rather on the ancient side and very very happy to have just the one (DS is 5 1/2), but I POAS this afternoon and here, apparently, I am! Very much in shock and rather mystified as to how we've managed it - I must have ovulated on day 28. My head is spinning at the moment, as I have lots of underlying medical stuff going on and will have to ring the hospital tomorrow and come off at least two medications, and that will probably be a rough ride (meds for depression/severe anxiety, and for very severe migraines). I've been broody and dithering for the past year or so though, so I'm rather glad that the decision's been made for us! Apparently due July 24th, although DS was three weeks early, so we'll see. It'll be quite nice to have the summer holidays to get ourselves vaguely sorted before I have to deal with school runs. DH is in shock, bless him.


firsttimekat Sun 04-Nov-12 19:30:03

Can I join too?

POAS this afternoon and got a VERY feint line so currently not sure whether its real or not! Will be heading to boots on my way home after work tomorrow so i can test again. Maybe due around 14th July.

First time for DH and I so torn between over the moon and terrified! Have PCOS so thought it was going to take ages and only been TTC for a couple of months so think that adds to not wanting to believe it just yet.

Only symptom so far is a bit of bloating. Did have some period type pain the other day so had convinced myself that it was all over for this month.

Good luck to all.

Cutandstick Sun 04-Nov-12 20:12:00

hi Recipe time, please excuse the long post. If you don't have cup measurements just use a tea cup and estimate! Put oven on at 180...
1cup sunflower marg
1/2 cup Demerara sugar
3/4 cup muscavado sugar (cream all this together, then add)
2 medium eggs ( and mix some more - I do this with mixer for ease)
Then add all the below before mixing again
1/2 cup bran (I use oat bran as that's what is in tesco in cereal section at mo)
1/2 cup wheat germ (big supermarket or health food shop)
1 1/2 cups of oats (I usually do 3/4 jumbo and 3/4 porridge but just use one if that's what's in the cupboard)
1 cup of plain wholemeal flour (be stingy with this)
1 pack of chocolate chips
Fold all this in then spoon in dollops on to a greased tray and cook for 12-15 mins until not wet but not dry.
Sorry for any vagueness!
I like them best warm and can easily put away 5 at a time with a cuppa or 3!
Enjoy smile

esme80 Sun 04-Nov-12 20:20:56

Hi firsttime! you sound like me 2 weeks ago, so ill say what everyone said to me: a line is a line! Test again tom should get darker line.

Gingerpanther27 Sun 04-Nov-12 21:21:33

Hello hai and esme nice to see familiar people off the November bus smile just had slight bout of proper morning sickness at 9pm hmm guess OH cooking isn't appreciated then..... blush I thought they were nom grin (enchilada's)

Hai1988 Sun 04-Nov-12 21:39:25

Hi thanks for asking esme im good now thanks, still.bloated as hell tho look about 3months not 1 month :$

emblosion Sun 04-Nov-12 21:40:32

Hi newbies and welcome smile
I've done 3 tests all together and all my lines have been v faint. I was so determined not to get anxious but I've caught myself fretting about the lines not getting darker (aargh!) I have felt bloated and nauseous tho so hopefully that's a good sign... I'm going to leave it a week or so before testing again I think. Still don't believe it really either!

tash I'm in maternity jeans, but that's some bloating plus fatness from ds, ha ha!

spiderlight congrats, I'm a bit worried too as I'm on a ssri - had a horrendous birth with ds and PTSD/PND & although I was treated v quickly and feel back to normal now, I don't feel ready to come off them. Am going to see what my gp says this week and just take things one day at a time.

Am noting down the biscuit recipe just in case! ;)

Gingerpanther27 Sun 04-Nov-12 22:34:08

I did 7 tests all BFP and the line went from v faint like nearly invisible, I wasn't imagining things honest!!! and got darker each day I'm very anxious shitting myself (not literally) as just had a mmc in September and got pg straight away oopsy indeed blush was going to let cycle settle first but obviously it didn't. I'm supposed to be getting a scan in two weeks even though not got a date yet to put my mind at rest <phew emoticon> it can't come soon enough as this is my fourth pregnancy and all have ended in mc sad but I'm trying to desperately think positive vibes and I even dared to look at the baby clothes that I went past with OH in the shop today smile

emblosion Sun 04-Nov-12 22:56:54

Oh ginger fingers crossed for you, it must be so hard waiting for the scan. I've been contemplating a private early scan, but they are so expensive here (im in northern Ireland) I don't know if I can justify it.

Think the thing I find hardest is knowing it's totally out of my control (control freak? Moi?). Am sending positive vibes to us all! smile

wifey6 Mon 05-Nov-12 08:53:11

Hi everyone...can I ask what symptoms everyone is having at this stage 4-5 weeks. I am approx 4.5 weeks. Feel achy in stomach & back, on/off sicky, tired, bloated, gassy, off tea & no food looks nice,& having to wee all the time. Keep worrying its not enough sad
I felt dreadful in my last pregnancy (which ended in MMC) & felt great with my DS.
Can anyone offer any reassurance please?

Carman1 Mon 05-Nov-12 10:19:26

Your symptons are exactly the same Wifey6 as mine! This is my first so I'm unsure as to what is baby and what is me feeling like it's a Monday!!

Wifey- i feel like that too.
I have decided would be a bit early for mat clothes although cant wait as uncomfortable in my jeans ( people always notice and then they know you're pg) and irritatingly i didnt think i'd have any more kids so have given all baby clothes and pg clothes away- feel v sad about that and know will have to be much more economical this time. Hopefully sil will give them back? Anyway have bought leggings one size up from m and s for £7.50 and they are lovely and stretchy.
Ginger i really hope this wait to 3 months goes quickly, agonising after 1 m/c, cant imagine after more than 1.
Cotton- dr said i was 4 wks! The pg test had said 5 wks at the beginning of that week and i know when the conception was and that would make it 5 weeks too, so i think 5 wks but who knows. My babies are never never on time. (Ds was almost 3wks late...)
Bessie-i remember your nickname and i remember meeting up but cant remember any other details- pg brain. I know it will come back to me if you jog my memory.

MysteriousNameChange Mon 05-Nov-12 10:55:08

My symptoms really come and go. Last week it was a lot of abdominal achyness. Now it's mostly fatigue and sore boobs, but haven't had any sickness :-/. Keep telling myself it's v.early and I was exactly the same as DS but you can't help but worry.

I don't want to have an early scan as I had a few last time due to bleeding but I was never really that reassured. 12 week scan helped a bit (that seems so far off now), then 20 week, but I didn't really feel that I might have a baby until I had one in my arms!

shelley72 Mon 05-Nov-12 10:55:12

Um please may I join? Poas last week and got a positive. And then another. So properly upduffed I think. V early days (5 wks tomorrow) so finding it all a bit strange at the moment. Took a couple of days to get over the shock and only dh and my mum know so far. Just working up courage to phone dr - or is it too early?
Only symptoms so far are dizziness, being off food and feeling very fat! also have a cold so that's not helping! Due I think 9 july smile

Bessie123 Mon 05-Nov-12 10:56:15

princessllama my hair is not as lovely as yours, I am prob not as memorable. And I was having my first child so I remembered more. I can't even remember if I was on an ante natal thread at all when pg with ds (second child).

Bessie123 Mon 05-Nov-12 10:57:18

Oh and I have no pg symptoms apart from being grumpy and a bit tired. But I am usually like that anyway. I will be 6 weeks on Wednesday

livismum Mon 05-Nov-12 11:06:58

Thought I had morning sickness today (while walking round ASDA buying crap) then realised I had skipped breakfast (hence contents of my trolley looking I was shopping for a teenage girls sleepover!) had a bit of brownish blood discharge last night, apologies for TMI, hoping it was down to being on feet all day at work and not a sign of problems. According to LMP was 6 weeks yesterday (although I think it's more like 6 tomorrow) thinking about ringing midwife giving 2 weeks notice for booking in app but again don't want to tempt fate! Thinking I might hibernate for a couple of months and wake up for scan! smile

wifey6 Mon 05-Nov-12 11:15:28

Thank you all so much. Just me worrying blush x

shelley72 Mon 05-Nov-12 13:26:33

wifey6 i can completely understnd how worried you must be with the lack of symptoms - although you have many more symptoms than me smile.

I too have had a MMC in the past and so I know how worrying the first few weeks are and how you look for any sign that things are ok. I hated that there is no way of knowing for definite. I can add a positive ending though - my DD (now 2.5) was born after my MMC and I had no real pg symptoms with her. Fingers crossed that you will be the same.

Right I'm off to put my name in that midwfe book. Or maybe I shouldnt tempt fate just yet. See the worry never stops!!!

SundaySunshine Mon 05-Nov-12 15:06:07

Hi all, Welcome newbies smile.
sorry to hear some of you have had a rough ride up to this point. Glad it's not just me still POAS - it's my Friday morning ritual. I bought a bag of internet cheapies so I may as well use them up.

livismum fx nothing bad for you, maybe you should contact the MWs just in case?

I'm still being sick and feeling on the verge of heaving all day and night - nice - but I can't help but feel happy about it, as I feel it must be a good sign grin.

I've got my first MW appointment for 14 Dec (I'll be 12 weeks), so hoping that they have been organised and booked me in for a scan on that day too. Can't WAIT!!

Luckily I'm still wearing my maternity trousers from my dd (who's now 3+3 blush) as they were too comfy to put away.

ooh and thanks for the recipe cut, I think I'll give that a go at the weekend.

Hope everyone is having a good day.

Thinkingof4 Mon 05-Nov-12 16:57:32

Hi all, glad to hear most people have symptoms similar to mine, quite reassuring. Just wondering for those planning to have early private scan are you planning it for 7 or 8 weeks? My nearest place is over an hour away so I'll have to go on a Saturday meaning I'll either be 7+2 or 8+2. Can't decide if 7+2 is too early and whether 8+ 2 would be a better scan in terms of being reassuring confused
Any ideas?

GeorgieWilson Mon 05-Nov-12 17:47:01

Hi all,

Can i join? I'm 4 + 6, due on the 9th July ( I think!)

Was on the pill so a total shock but having poas x 8 I'm starting to believe it but it hasn't really sunk in!

Nice to find people to get advice and excited with as I've not told anyone yet - my dp is (unusually - typical!!) away with work for most of the week and I don't want to tell him on the phone!

Has everyone contacted the doctor and midwife already?

elliejjtiny Mon 05-Nov-12 18:22:18

I haven't yet. Must do that soon. I was on the pill too, glad I'm not the only one as I feel like a right idiot especially as this is my 2nd on the pill pregnancy (will be using condoms as well next time).

I've got some sea bands and fruit pastilles so I'm ready for the morning sickness. Have had a tiny bit of nausea but that's it so far.

CottonSock Mon 05-Nov-12 19:24:34

Thinkingof4 I'm booking mine for spot on 8 weeks, but mainly just because that's best date for DH to come and with a short holiday planned before. Otherwise I would prob be impatient and book for 7. I called today and she did say they don't want you to come before 7 though, as may not be definite result.

Ginger - fingers crossed for you, it's hopefully 3rd time lucky for me.

Constipation seems to be starting today. Been munching dates.

Hai1988 Mon 05-Nov-12 19:34:39

Hey everyone

Im 4+1 and consitpation has subsided now thank god! Still really bloated and gassy tho blush

Boobs getting bigger and tender, no real ms but didnt really have it with ds so.maybe lucky again

emblosion Mon 05-Nov-12 20:21:45

livismum hope everything ok with you? I felt sick in Asda today as well, maybe its the shop, ha ha ;)

Hello to all the new ladies, not much to report here. Mostly tired and grumpy - poor DH & DS!

Tashtastic Mon 05-Nov-12 22:21:22

Hi everybody,
Felt much better all day and obviously got paranoid. Now bloated and exhausted which is rubbish but a little reassuring.

Going to gp on Friday then I think I will be too impatient to wait for 12 week scan so will probably have a private one like cotton and thinking

Persuasion Tue 06-Nov-12 07:17:11

Please can I join? BFP last week after 7 months trying, and think I'm 6+1 today from dates (but could be a week out). Mild nausea, frequent peeing and horrible wind over here!

Nausea increasing rapidly here. Am starting two weeks of jury service on monday. Am starting to wonder what happens if i'm actually being sick by then? With dd pg i used to have to get to the bathroom v rapidly when i felt the sickness coming on. How does that work on jury service- anyone have any idea?

Carman1 Tue 06-Nov-12 09:51:04

I can't believe how tired I am lol...

Carman1 Tue 06-Nov-12 10:37:38

OK.. I'm so thick!! Don't know anything about babies, ask me about Foals and I'll answer the question rofl... My last period was the middle of September so when am I due?

elliejjtiny Tue 06-Nov-12 13:23:43

My last period was 24th september and my due date is around 4th july so you'll be due around 27th June I would think.

Symptoms today: bit of nausea and a lot of farting blush

wifey6 Tue 06-Nov-12 13:31:53

grin grin ellie....I keep burping blush
Not very ladylike!

Gingerpanther27 Tue 06-Nov-12 14:45:45

Just bloated and very tired here..--farting lots more too-- blush with the occasional feeling if nausea still keep thinking AF will appear confused but it shouldn't smile

twirliedobbit Tue 06-Nov-12 15:41:08

Hi all, I'm tentatively back here after a mc in sep. so fingers crossed I've got a sticky one this time smile
Should be due end of July, but of a run of birthdays in or family!!

twirliedobbit Tue 06-Nov-12 16:02:30

Bit of a run of birthdays in our family.... Damn phone

Quinandthem Tue 06-Nov-12 16:43:08

Call it bloating/water retention/constipation – the net result is that I’m getting tight round the waistband of my trousers.

Just been sitting at my desk with my top button undone all day – have to keep remembering to do it up when I get up…

nips are also very sore but no other symptoms

Hai1988 Tue 06-Nov-12 17:27:02

hey all hope were all feeling OK today smile

Well me and ds 7.2 has just spoke and decided that we didnt want to call the baby just "the baby" or "it" for the next 8 months so decided to give the baby a name while it is still in mummys tum so i told ds to make up a name.

So say hello to Jelly bean smile
DS is so cute

OhGood Tue 06-Nov-12 17:34:56

quin I am having tight bloody waistbands too. Am horrified as got through whole of last pregnancy in normal jeans (albeit unzipped completely by end). Oh Lord.

Persuasion Tue 06-Nov-12 17:56:57

carman you need the date on the first day of your last period, then google 'due date calculator' and enter the numbers, and it tells you the date! My period was from 25th September, and I'm due on 2nd July, so you may be late june! BUT if you ovulate late/have a long cycle etc it may be out (mine might be due up to a week later).

Hai your DS is indeed adorable! We're alternating between chip and bean at the moment!

quin I'm also having a tight waistband issue, but think it's all wind blush

I'm a little worried about the lack of vomiting, even though I know I should be enjoying it, it makes me worry. My boobs are massive though, which is reassuring (and keeps DH quiet) grin

Hai1988 Tue 06-Nov-12 18:32:43

persuasion Chip sounds cute smile

Im with you all on the tight waistband i was tiny with ds, but this time am only 4+2 and have been unbuttoning jeans when sitting down already blush
I know its not baby just bloat or whatever but still jezz

emblosion Tue 06-Nov-12 20:38:52

We're going with 'pip' here, as my phone app said baby was the size of an orange seed!

I feel all your pain - I am SO bloated its not funny, had to buy leggings in a size up today, I've just blown up like a balloon, I feel like a total blimp. Didn't show til about 16 weeks with DS. Clearly my stomach muscles have given up!

Bodice Tue 06-Nov-12 21:36:45

Freaking out at just started with horrendous cramping in the the car on the way home from badminton today. Had me doubled over in pain for two- three minutes and then just stopped just as quickly as it came.
Oh god. Is anyone else excercising? do you thing it could have caused the cramps?

OhGood Tue 06-Nov-12 22:42:21

bodice how are you now? No advice, sorry, but hope you're OK.

Hello, can I join in? (waves to everyone) Not exactly sure of my dates but think I'm about six weeks?

Bodice Tue 06-Nov-12 23:01:13

The cramping has stopped and haven't had any bleeding. Just hoping that I don't start bleeding later in the night. hubby thinks I just jiggled things around and it will be fine but think will give up exercise for a few weeks if all ok.

Gingerpanther27 Wed 07-Nov-12 00:01:58

My ribs are sore, never experienced that before so not sure if everything been jiggled about in there has caused it.... Any ideas or experiences?

emblosion Wed 07-Nov-12 04:49:28

Welcome purple smile & congrats!

bodice really hope you're ok? I used to get awful sharp pains on my right hand side with ds, usually when I turned over in bed. It was so bad it would wake me up & make me gasp with pain. V scary, but the Dr told me was ligament pain/uterus stretching. Perhaps you just pulled something? Everything loosens up in pg.....

ginger poor you with sore ribs! I also had this but in my last trimester & caused by massively long ds sticking his feet in there (so it won't be that yet!) Hope you feel better.

I'm feeling sorry for myself as have awful vomiting/stomach bug. Threw up all my dinner & can't keep anything down. Woe is me etc. Thank goodness DH is off work tomorrow to wrangle the baby!

Tashtastic Wed 07-Nov-12 06:29:51

Hope everyone is feeling better this morning. I am still bloated and overwhelmingly tired. But despite this I am routinely waking up at 5 am - hence the early morning post.

Hope everyone has a good day!

Babylonmoo Wed 07-Nov-12 07:15:42

I am still exercising- I think you have to be exercising very intensely and above and beyond what you could usually manage for it to cause problems. My understanding is that for most appropriate exercise will always be a benefit.

MrsWildermac Wed 07-Nov-12 09:17:52

Can I join you ladies? BFP at 11DPO...sore boobs but that's the only symptom really...I think i'm due 18th July, so 3+6 just now.

Anyone else really scared? This baby is very wanted and loved...but think i'm just overawed by the sheer 'bigness' of it all. I suppose I never really thought that this would happen for us - though I had no reason to think that it wouldn't!

Registered with doctors yesterday, so going to book an appointment today I think.

A happy and healthy nine months to us all smile

OhGood Wed 07-Nov-12 10:59:45

Hi purple! Congrats!

wifey6 Wed 07-Nov-12 11:06:26

Wow MrsWilde...you found out very early like me! I was 9DPO!
Congrats smile

OhGood Wed 07-Nov-12 11:12:02

PS MrsWildermac yes! I was absolutely terrified when I got the BFP with DD. Totally overwhelming feeling. Took me weeks to come to terms with it. I am sure we can't be alone in this!

elliejjtiny Wed 07-Nov-12 11:48:20

I'm still exercising. I carry my toddler in a sling on the school run.

Hope you are ok bodice, maybe it was just your ligaments stretching.

I threw up this morning grin, never been so pleased about that! I'm finding ice lollies really help with the nausea and eating something every hour or so. I'm going to be so fat by July!

esme80 Wed 07-Nov-12 12:16:25

I am also exercising still, I understand it as if you execised regularly before pregnant, you are fine to continue. But listen to your body and rest if you need.

bodice really hope you are ok! you could have just stretched something.

I am also bloated and struggling with waistbands. When pg with DS I didnt really show till around week 15, feel like I already look about 3 months! Ok I suppose my cake-addiction could have something to do with it...

MrsWildermac Wed 07-Nov-12 15:01:49

Thanks for the welcome and congrats! I know...did feel it was very early to find out - do you think it means anything? CBD said Pregnant 1-2 weeks, so it's not like I ovd any earlier than I thought!

Thankfully not feeling sick yet - though probably still a bit early to be feeling that! But exhausted?! I could sleep for a week!

specialknickers Wed 07-Nov-12 15:03:03

BFP this morning after a faint line yesterday and a week of a revolting taste in my mouth. I went to bed last week at 8pm one night and can't finish a glass of wine... ladies, I am upduffed. Can I join?

I already have one DS (3) but am ancient and have had two MCs in the last year so am not getting too swept away just yet although I want to dance the magic dance.

Can I join? I have no one else to tell (can't bare to un tell them again if it all goes wrong) apart from DH. We want this little baby soooooo much.

wifey6 Wed 07-Nov-12 15:36:43

MrsWildermac....I thought the same..as I was using OV sticks that month so my dates etc are spot on. Hoping its a great sign for us both smile
Welcome all new BFPs.
Feeling moody, achy & just 'off' today..not to mention exhausted. But not complaining.

CottonSock Wed 07-Nov-12 16:07:11

arrrgggghhh I had bleeding this morning sad EPAU appt tomorrow morning. I feel I may be bailing out of this thread soon. Darn it darn it, so pissed off with the world today. Had to tell work college too as supposed to be doing massive drive tomorrow with a client and I just can't lie. Waiting for DH to get home.

Quinandthem Wed 07-Nov-12 16:41:00

Hi CottonSock,

Hopefully your bleeding has stopped and it will all be OK.

Worrying time for you though.

How far along are you?

Thinkingof4 Wed 07-Nov-12 18:29:11

Hi cotton
Hope bleeding has settled and fx for tomorrow

MysteriousNameChange Wed 07-Nov-12 18:31:18

Hope you're okay CottonSock and bodice

I'm still not having loads of symptoms - am I the only one who notices them most in the evening? Even then it's normally just sore boobs/bloated/tired.

I am SO bloated it's untrue though. I could barely fit into a dress today that was too big two weeks ago. I've got a huge fake bump (baby must be size of grain of rice so can't be that), that I'm already trying to disguise with my normal wardrobe. Really don't want people asking questions too soon.

Bodice Wed 07-Nov-12 18:44:41

Feeling better today, no bleeding, so maybe was just a ligament thing. Thanks everyone. I am so hypersensitive to every little thing! COnvinced it's all gonna go wrong again. need to chill out.

Cottonsock. I hope it goes OK tomorrow. Hopefully it's just a bit of implantation bleeding. Sending you positive vibes xxx

emblosion Wed 07-Nov-12 19:22:08

cottonsock thinking of you, really hope everything is alright tomorrow, fx.

Bodice glad you're feeling better today smile

Welcome MrsWildermac & specialknickers congrats to you both!

I'm still poorly & trying not to fret about giving it to DS or it effecting the baby sad DH was off work today thank goodness cos I've mostly been in bed. Hope it burns itself out after 24 hours, yuk.

elliejjtiny Wed 07-Nov-12 20:05:28

cottonsock good luck for tomorrow, let us know how you get on
emblosion hope you are feeling better soon
MrsWildermac and specialknickers welcome and congratulations

Shenanagins Wed 07-Nov-12 20:53:27

Cottonsock i hope it all goes ok for you tomorrow. finger crossed its just spotting.

emblosion Wed 07-Nov-12 20:58:59

Thanks ellie have just managed to eat some spaghetti hoops (invalid food, lol!) So hopefully tomorrow will be much better smile

Persuasion Wed 07-Nov-12 21:33:08

Welcome to the new BFPs!

cottonsocks and bodice fingers crossed for you both. and emblosion hope you're better soon. Are you sure it's not morning sickness (without having to go into gory details)?!?

mysterious I'm just the same, tiredness, sore boobs, bloating and occasional tiny waves of nausea but nothing convincing most of the time. It sounds a lot when I list it like that though!

Has anyone else had bad stomach cramps? I seem to have constantly had quite bad cramps and stabbing pains since before I even got my BFP, not sure if this is normal or not?

specialknickers Wed 07-Nov-12 22:55:43

I have purple I think it's normal.

Good luck tomorrow cottonsock

MysteriousNameChange Wed 07-Nov-12 23:50:51

Yes me too Purple. Quite bad at first. Not contracty (like I sometimes get with period), but a very strong ache if that makes sense.

emblosion Thu 08-Nov-12 07:57:12

Me too purple and I think I remember feeling similar with DS, sort of as if my period was going to start at any time? And an achy lower back

persuasion I think there might be some MS mixed in, but think its mostly a bug as most of the action is at the other end (sorry for tmi!)

cottonsock fingers crossed for you let us know how scan goes today, hope you're alright x

emblosion Thu 08-Nov-12 07:58:43

Oops posted to soon, meant to say good morning to everyone else too! smile

Hai1988 Thu 08-Nov-12 08:00:42

Yes purple cramps here to have dyed down alot this week tho, think.its just implantation and everything streching.

cotton hope ur ok and good luck for ur app.

4+4 today.not as bloated as before pain wise but belly still hard :$

Boobs defininatly getting bigger speshly the left one :$

Gums starting to hurt now sad

wifey6 Thu 08-Nov-12 08:38:48

cotton good luck today x

Thundercatz Thu 08-Nov-12 09:36:49

Hi all, I'm newly pregnant too (first baby) and due in mid July. Very very excited but also scared and although I don't want to wish this time away I can't wait till Jan when I can hopefully tell everyone and hopefully start developing a little bump.

Symptoms at the mo sound v similar to many of you - exhaustion, insomnia, sore boobs, hormonal and so bloated I look 5 months pregnant already! blush

Doing tons of googling and feel a bit obsessed with it all! Have my doctors appt tomorrow.

Anyway that's me - just wanted to say hi and wish you all a happy healthy 8 months or so ahead! smile

Hai1988 Thu 08-Nov-12 10:00:46

Hi thunder welcome

Cud i ask a few questions, one is who is gonna be getting the flu jab?
As the gp told be to book and app with the nurse so have it but im not sure about it :$

Also on avrage how long does it take for the referal for the.midwife normally take?

esme80 Thu 08-Nov-12 10:49:55

Welcome thunder!

Good luck today cotton, hope you are ok.

Hai hadnt thought of flu jab yet, had it when pg with ds and was fine so will probably have it again. Saying that still managed to get flu!
Seem to remember midwife contacted me around week 8 to make booking in appointment for week 9.

So tired, went to bed at 9 last night only to wake up at 4 feeling sick! And DS is being a nightmare today...

elliejjtiny Thu 08-Nov-12 11:15:23

I thought I had a flu jab tomorrow but when I checked my appointment card it was tuesday, oops. So I'll be making a grovelling phonecall to the dr surgery later.

I normally see the midwife for booking at about 8-10 weeks.

photographerlady Thu 08-Nov-12 11:50:11

Hi ladies am I join? Just got my BFP after three years of trying! We were saving for IVF but as a last ditch my consultant prescribed clomid. Our first cycle in and this week I saw a faint line turn darker and darker day by day.

Can't discribe how amazingly happy we are such a long road and brings me to tears. Estimated due date July 18 smile

wifey6 Thu 08-Nov-12 12:12:18

photographerlady....that's amazing news! congratulations.

CottonSock Thu 08-Nov-12 12:35:50

Hi all, back from EPAU and we actually have a live baby (well a blob more accurate description) with a heart beat and dates measure correctly at 6+6!!! I actually didn't belive her I had gone in armed with the protocols for Recurrent Miscarriage ready to demand referals. I was a blubbering mess anyhow and the nurse and doctor were so nice and so happy for us. I had a bit of melodrama about the internal scan (just me, it's not that bad ladies!) and she was really gentle. I just kept asking again and again was there really a heartbeat and there was and we heard it ourselves. DH had managed to get away from work just in time and i'm so glad he did.

She also gave me a repeat scan in 2 weeks, baby asprin and progesterone. Only because I asked I think, but anything worth a try.

There is some some bleeding evident, but hopefully just old implantation blood. I have no symptoms AT ALL now (apart from the emotional wreck bit) . So maybe things could still go wrong, or maybe I am just lucky.

So shocked / happy and have every thing crossed for next two weeks.

Hope you are all having a good day.. smile

wifey6 Thu 08-Nov-12 12:45:39

Cotton grin grin grin
That's wonderful news. smile
That's great you get a repeat scan in a few weeks. smile

Persuasion Thu 08-Nov-12 12:55:32

That must be such a relief cotton!

Welcome and congratulations photographer and thunder.

I already had a flu jab this year, because I work in healthcare, so that's one less thing for me to worry about.

Today I feel really sick. Not actually vomiting yet, but had a few thinking I need to be near a toilet moments! I'm pleased in a way because at least something is happening!

BreeVanDerTramp Thu 08-Nov-12 12:58:52

Hello, I sound mad but I had to drop by - I was on the July 2012 thread and am currently feeding 17 week old DD. the year will fly by like the last one has for me!

She was due 3rd July and born Friday 13th after a very quick labour!

Good luck and congratulations grin

MrsWildermac Thu 08-Nov-12 13:29:02

Congratulations and welcome to the newcomers and cotton, that's wonderful news!

Think the idea of it all is beginning to sink in now! Did another test today and a stronger line came up quicker than before! Still only 14dpo though.

Anyone finding the days really dragging?

Oh thank goodness Cotton, you must be so relieved.
Yes, the days and weeks are dragging here too. Time has never moved so slowly!

Thundercatz Thu 08-Nov-12 14:06:08

Thanks for the warm welcomes! And congrats to those who have just found out!
Yes!! Time is dragging like it never has before! And I'm impatient by nature anyway... Aarghh!!
It's crazy that nothing seems to really change at first except for the random symptoms and yet it all suddenly will in a huge way in just a few months! I think what I'm finding hardest is being unable to share the news (we have only told parents and siblings so far) and just general worry that all goes ok. Due to my impatient and anxious nature we have an early private scan booked in at 8 weeks. Anyone else doing one? I've been told at 8 weeks if all is well there should defo be a heartbeat detectable smile cannot wait fingers crossed!

Thundercatz Thu 08-Nov-12 14:08:10

Hai i would have the flu jab and hopefully will. I've had it in previous years (was offered at work) and I think it made a difference as i think it stopped me from ever coming down with more than a mild cold.

emblosion Thu 08-Nov-12 15:19:48

cotton FANTASTIC news grin am so happy that everything was ok smile

Welcome Thunder and photographer & congrats to you both.

Hai I posted on your other thread too, but I'll be getting my flu/whooping cough jabs as soon as I can get it sorted, prevention better than cure n'all that!

photographerlady Thu 08-Nov-12 16:48:39

Thanks for the welcome. GP appointment next Thursday smile when it comes to early scans what week were you when you had one. I really like to book one in before Xmas I think I manage 7-8wk by then.

Bodice Thu 08-Nov-12 18:28:41

Congratz cottonsock, so pleased for you.

And welcome thundercat and photographer lady.

I think I will get a flu jab but gonna wait until I get a heart beat and quiz the flu jab woman like mad before I let her near me.

My boobs are busting out of my bras. I was already a 32E - goodness knows what I will be by the end it. Hubby thinks I look like I've had them dons. can't use the term DH by the way - not a massive fan of acronyms!!
Really wishing I could fast forward time now. Gonna tell my mum tonight. it's still early but I would tell her if i had a miscarriage anyway so I may as well.

Shenanagins Thu 08-Nov-12 20:14:39

Thats good news cottonsocks.

I have had the flu jab before i got pregnant so that is crossed off the list but if i hadn't i would get one as its bad enough having a heavy cold and not being able to take much especially if you get blocked sinuses. will also get the whooping cough one when due.

Tashtastic Thu 08-Nov-12 20:37:12

Great news cotton and congrats to photographer and thundercatz

I had the flu jab just before i got pregnant (work) and had it when pregnant a couple of years ago. No harm to baby and good to avoid flu. So do it Hai !

Going to see GP tomorrow. Should have a quiet day at work tomorrow which is desperately needed cos I am exhausted.

Cutandstick Thu 08-Nov-12 22:22:12

Hi all
Great new cotton, just wondering how many of you have told your parents? We were going to wait til 12 weeks but DP is going abroad to work for a week in a week. Tragically I'm on my knees after work this week so am wondering whether to tell them and then go and stay. And why does it feel like such a big decision ?!! confused
Already had to come out to boss as shingles at work angry
Hormones ... Who'd have 'em! wink

Bodice Thu 08-Nov-12 22:50:16

Told mum and she said she had thought I might be pregnant before I even realised due to the increase in size of my boobs!

emblosion Thu 08-Nov-12 23:24:36

I told my mum straight away last time but this time I'm going to wait til 12 weeks I think. Mostly because she'll fret, as my son is still so young. I don't want the lecture or for her to worry unless I'm as sure as I can be that everything is ok first...

Saying that, I'll probably crack sooner! ;)

photographerlady Fri 09-Nov-12 07:00:03

I was thinking about it and yes I think I will be telling my mom after my appointment next Thursday smile She's three thousand miles away in the states but has helped us so much with fertility treatment.

Hai1988 Fri 09-Nov-12 08:22:34

Morning all smile

Thanks everyomr for the resssurance about the jabs, dunno why im so nervous this time, it cud be the chemical pregnacy i had in sept, but i didnt think atm it affected me at all, but now im pg im so scared of losing it sad

cutandstick we have told are parents, we called them as soon as we got bfp. But i.think we did it as we felt bad from.keeping it from them last time and some found out from other peoplle (we were very young)

Also told my best friend but we are so close, i have no siblings so shes like a sister and mil has told dhs siblings.so thought it was only right.
Plus she new we were ttc and i see her everyday so she was bound suss it anyway.

And yes the days and weeks are dragging

CottonSock Fri 09-Nov-12 08:38:50

Hi all, and thanks for you kind messages.
I am prob going to tell parents tonight as away with them for 5 days and I never refuse a drink... I also told my boss this week, well when I thought it was all over and had to get someone to step in for far-away meeting at the last minute. Should have lied probably, but we are close and he knows about previous MS.

Booked in for flu jab. Midwife mentioned wooping cough, but does that come later on??

Could not sleep at all last night, and felt sick!

CottonSock Fri 09-Nov-12 08:39:50

opps, not very good an acromyns either 'and he knows about previous MC's.

Our thread is growing nicely smile

esme80 Fri 09-Nov-12 10:28:54

Great news cotton!

We have told DH parents and brothers as spent last weekend with them and it became obvious. As cotton, I never refuse a drink! Now feel like I should tell my mum, but at same time want to wait till see a heartbeat. If I do private scan and all is well then that would only be 2 weeks from now as am 6+3.

Going to book for flu jab next week. I read that whooping cough was recommended for week 28-38, is that wrong?

photographerlady Fri 09-Nov-12 10:34:31

I have a foolish question. How did they calculate what week you are. All the sites say last period but that would make me 4 weeks when I ovulated 2.2 weeks ago.

We told our parents straight away and I told the two girls I work really closely with at work. They know me really well and there's no way I could have kept it from them and if it doesn't work out, it would be them I'd need support from anyway so I thought what the hell (reckless grin)

Photographerlady, I'm confused about dating too, I'm waiting to see how the midwife dates me as I haven't HAD a period for them to date from (came off the pill and got pregnant straight away, oops) so I'm not sure how they're going to work it out. There's bound to be someone more informed around here who can explain it to us!

Hai1988 Fri 09-Nov-12 13:26:17

Mw's and gps and so on date your pregnancy from the first day of ur last af, so even if ur baby is only 2 weeks old tjwy date you at 4 weeks! (I dont get it either)

purple i dont no what they will do with you, maybe take a guess and then you will find out exactly at ur dating scan.

Just eaten and so bloated here, is 5 weeks to early for maternity jeans ! grin

elliejjtiny Fri 09-Nov-12 13:40:51

The only people who know are DH and anyone who reads this thread. My friend guessed but I told her I wasn't. Not sure if she believed me though. We are going to wait until after the dating scan to tell our immediate families and then announce on FB etc after the anomaly scan. I'm expecting a lecture too emblosion.

Do we just get the normal flu jab or is there a special one for pregnant women? I know DS2 and DS3 get a lower dose one as they are children.

purple they will probably guess by counting back 4 weeks from your positive test or use the day you came off the pill. Then the dating scan will give you a more accurate result.

Tashtastic Fri 09-Nov-12 14:30:10

We've told out parents and my sister. Also a good friend cos she happened to call to tell me she is pregnant and I blurted it out! I suspect sil and bil will know soon when we speak to them. I am not very good at keeping secrets!

Whooping cough is at 28-32 weeks. Meant to be so that the new borns have some antibodies when they are born to cover them til the 8 week jabs. I saw my GP today so I am now clued up (sort of). No difference in dose of flu jab as far as I'm aware.

Have a good weekend! Now must do some work and stop daydreaming about babies!

wishiwasonholiday Fri 09-Nov-12 15:00:37

I've got a bfp today and am due on 19th July with dc3.

Had no symptoms really apart from being sick and lack of other normal symptoms.

Shenanagins Fri 09-Nov-12 15:33:39

I would only tell if I really had to, like I was throwing up all the time but so far just feel sick, very tired and bloated - I like it being this special little secret between the two of us.

Hope I get my scan before Christmas though and then I can start to tell everyone.

MysteriousNameChange Fri 09-Nov-12 16:37:19

My parents are visiting tomorrow and expecting me to drink lots of wine so I think I'm going to have to tell them. The scan will probably come at a weird point in the Christmas holidays anyway so I might as well tell them early. If it all goes wrong, I'd want them to know, if only so they don't keep dropping hints about wanting another grandchild!

If they weren't visiting I'd try to keep it secret for longer, mind.

Hai1988 Fri 09-Nov-12 16:46:40

Omg my belly has inflated so much!! Just took a pick of my "bump" and put it on this community thingy on my app on my phone and asked ppl how fa along they think i am and one person has said 20weeks!!! This is not good

wifey6 Fri 09-Nov-12 16:47:04

We have only told our mums for support & no one else. Hoping to get a good scan before Xmas so we can share with everyone. smile

Hai1988 Fri 09-Nov-12 17:23:20

Wifey do u have the baby bump app ? Cus if not there is some1 with the same name as u on there smile

Cutandstick Fri 09-Nov-12 18:50:01

Thank you re have you told yet. Having had a rubbish end of week at work I think I'm going to tell for support angle. Got my scan date on Wednesday: 17th December. Yay!! Very glad it's the weekend! I hope you all get some rest - I seem to have substituted carbs for alcohol blush Ah well, here goes! X

wifey6 Fri 09-Nov-12 18:57:18

No I haven't got an app hmm
That's odd hmm

llamaface Fri 09-Nov-12 19:19:23

Can I join? Just got my BFP grin (after a bit of an unsure test earlier). Due 20th July, first pregnancy. Not sure whether to be excited or terrified! or just concentrate on not throwing up

Thundercatz Fri 09-Nov-12 20:38:11

Congrats llama ! I know the feeling!

We've just told parents and siblings but can't wait to share further!
Hoping to keep schtum till 12 week scan but I have a feeling we might squeak to one or two after 8 week scan..
Had my gp appt today.. Nothing to say just asked me re choice of hospital and gave me Emma diary.. Also took my bp and checked my weight.

Has anyone else had a really fast and loud heartbeat? It was the symptom that made me do my test two days before I intended to and I still get it now.. Like that feeling when you drink too much strong coffee? Also more out of breath climbing stairs/ fast walking than I would normally be. Doc said it's normal esp if you are v tired.. Which I am!

If we're all due in July apparently most of our babies are about the size of a sesame seed at the mo! smile

Thundercatz Fri 09-Nov-12 20:40:50

Yay for scan date cut ! How many weeks will you be on the 17th?

esme80 Sat 10-Nov-12 13:02:23

Thunder that is exactly how I feel, with the loud heart and breathlessness. When I was pg with DS I had this but much later. Midwife said it was because ofthe extra blood you have in your body while pg, but isnt that a bit early to be reason now?

Thundercatz Sat 10-Nov-12 13:28:17

Hi esme according to dr google it's really common v early on.. Though I agree it doesn't really make sense to me either that a teeny sesame seed could cause this.. But I guess your body is being through its paces right from the outset hence the extreme exhaustion!

Speaking of which I CANNOT get myself off the sofa today. So lethargic and frustrated at myself as there's lots I want to do but I seem to have turned into an inanimate object! Feels like such a waste of a weekend...

esme80 Sat 10-Nov-12 13:37:54

Ha ha I am doing exactly the same thunder, dh is amusing ds and I am doing absolutely nothing, and loving it! If only the nausea would go away...

Thundercatz Sat 10-Nov-12 13:56:05

Oh I don't have nausea (well it's v mild for now) more exhaustion and not feeling myself so I feel like I can't even enjoy vegging on sofa like I normally would.. Just feel just generally grumpy and frustrated at myself! Must be hormones blush

If you have a young ds you should def make the most of quiet veg time and enjoy as I'm sure you don't always have the luxury..

esme80 Sat 10-Nov-12 14:17:43

The nausea only really started for me a few days ago. But I am with you on the exhaustion... It got a lot better for me during my 2nd trimester though last time, suddenly felt like I had limitless energy amd was flying around everywhere! Try to let yourself enjoy the rest, your body is telling you it needs it!

photographerlady Sat 10-Nov-12 15:47:49

I am on the light nausea stage 4 weeks 2 days. It's been coming and going with being bloated but thankfully haven't felt as though I would be sick. I'm either not hungry and nauseaous or starving.

Hardest thing is giving up coffee. I am such a latte addict. So far only one decaf red cup latte but its been tricky as the DH and I always enjoy a nice morning at the coffeehouse.

orangebubbles Sat 10-Nov-12 16:13:27

<tentatively pops hand up to join>

Hi there and Congratulations to everyone smile

BFP this morning, totally unexpected as no symptoms, just a bit late so poas! EDD calculator gives an EDD of July 20th! Sadly I'm no stranger to MC and CP so I'm not getting too excited yet (oh yes I am). I have one beautiful DD already but oh how she needs a sibling grin

I have name changed btw because I think someone in my family has worked out my usual nn. I don't recognise anyone on here though so probably irrelevant!

Thundercatz Sat 10-Nov-12 16:19:21

You're better than me then photo as I have cut down but still have about coffees at week at work as due to my sleepiness I can't envisage functioning w/o it! Think of it this way, at least you will save a few bob on the lattes!

esme I'm looking forward to that second trimester then and hoping to make the most of it! You're right, I've succumbed to the sofa for the day and just gonna pop out very locally for Thai food tonight grin

Thundercatz Sat 10-Nov-12 16:19:48

Meant to say 3 coffees a week!

Thundercatz Sat 10-Nov-12 16:21:59

Congrats orange!! Wishing you a healthy happy pregnancy smile

photographerlady Sat 10-Nov-12 17:01:00

Lattes and Starbucks is such a weakness for me, I'm a large girl though and I have to be abit realistic with being as healthy as I can be the next eight months. Going to be a tough one though

esme80 Sat 10-Nov-12 17:02:53

Errmm... Should I feel horrible that I have one coffee a day?

Welcome orange!

Ooo, thai food... May have to rethink the pizza I was originally
going for...

photographerlady Sat 10-Nov-12 17:16:15

I think one coffe a day is fine,my thing is Starbucks put 2 or 3 espressos in a latte and I just can't be trusted smile

Thundercatz Sat 10-Nov-12 18:16:36

Yes agree one coffee is prob fine - the nhs guidance seems to change regularly. How is everyone going to hide the whole not drinking at Xmas work parties etc? Or will you have "come out" by then?

esme80 Sat 10-Nov-12 18:30:35

Okay, I dont have lattes very often just regular instant. Thought everyone but me was being super saintly with the caffeine!
My 12 week scan should be before christmas I think, so will probably be outed by then. Ive gathered from here that scans vary from 11-14 weeks depending where you are, but I thought they had to do the nuchal measurement thing by like week 12 at the latest as later they cant measure or something as baby too big? Or amI making that up?

photographerlady Sat 10-Nov-12 18:36:35

thundercatz I am going to use the whole "getting over the flu" excuse I think. Luckily out Xmas party is more a dinner than a wild night of drinking.

Thundercatz Sat 10-Nov-12 18:51:44

I'm not sure about scan date - I had heard 11-13 weeks esme but I imagine it may depend on availability etc? , I won't make 12 weeks till 27 dec, although we are getting early private scan at 8 weeks+ so I will be v tempted to spill then but will have to control myself esp at work I would rather tell them in Jan.

All being well planning to tell extended family on Xmas day!

I'm not a big drinker but we have a few Xmas parties around that time so it will look suss if I refuse each time but perhaps I will just try and keep a low profile? I don't know! confused

TTCmay Sat 10-Nov-12 19:00:28

Hi can I join please? EDD 6 July.
Am shattered/sick already! But also no stranger to mc so happier to have symptoms than not.

Here's to the next 8 months, girls !!

Hai1988 Sat 10-Nov-12 19:39:42

Hi ladies )

Got my booking appointment today its on the 24th so will be 6+6 then smile

elliejjtiny Sat 10-Nov-12 20:37:28

I'm still breastfeeding DS3 so only drinking occasionally anyway. I'm quite lucky as I don't like any of the stuff you're not supposed to eat in pregnancy. I think the dating scan is between 10 and 14 weeks but at my hospital if you have an early scan due to bleeding and they manage to date you, you don't get a dating scan. Not sure about the nuchal thing if the scan is earlier or later as I never have that done anyway. I'll be 13 weeks on christmas eve I think so I'm hoping I get my dating scan before christmas.

Thundercatz Sat 10-Nov-12 21:09:09

Yes agree one coffee is prob fine - the nhs guidance seems to change regularly. How is everyone going to hide the whole not drinking at Xmas work parties etc? Or will you have "come out" by then?

emblosion Sat 10-Nov-12 22:23:06

Hi all, just popping in, my mum's visiting this weekend so not been online much. Got an excuse not to drink as DS is still so small & am on mat leave still so no work parties.

Driving is a perfect excuse not to drink tho, I normally say I drew the short straw & my husband deflects attention by making a big deal of being able to have a few drinks, ha ha!

Welcome to all the new ladies smile

whitedaffodil Sun 11-Nov-12 07:28:09

hi and congratulations to all smile

Still a little bit shocked after the BFP on Friday night (not that we haven't waited long enough, I was just convinced that yet again it hadn't happened) ... perhaps the excitement is why I'm not feeling tired like others. I hardly slept on Friday night and last night only slept a couple of hours. Worked out my EDD as 18 July and already daydreaming about long summer afternoons in the garden with a little bundle - hope that's not tempting fate!

photographerlad, thundercatz and emblosion, interested to hear how the various "wouldn't you like a proper drink" deflection techniques go. I go to a lot of work events and client events esp. this time of year and was trying to work out if I was holding a glass of wine every now and then, whether I could put it down when going to the loo etc. and then get an OJ without being too obvious?!

photographerlady Sun 11-Nov-12 07:48:09

whitedaff nice we share the same due date and I am also looking forward to enjoying the fresh air when the little one arrives. I'm not really a drinker so luckily I pass at work anyway. I mainly work with men so at first I thought it would be hard to announce it. Then again it's really only the fact we have no HR so as tacky as it is 16 weeks in or so I guess I just take my boss aside and tell him or email the sorta HR guy. So many of the young guys have had kids this year the place has been mighty fertile.

Grannyapple Sun 11-Nov-12 09:41:40

Hi ladies...just had my BFP'S confirmed on digi this morning (3rd test since fri!)..so would like to join you lovely ladies please smile?

Have worked out due date is 24/07..this no 2 for us, we have a 20month DS at the mo..will be interesting having 2 under 3, that's for sure!

esme80 Sun 11-Nov-12 10:06:57

Hi Granny congrats! My DS is 16 months so similar to your age difference, cant imagine what it willbe like but so looking forward to it!

OhGood Sun 11-Nov-12 10:28:38

Welcome and congrats to all the newcomers. Thread's filling up nicely!

whitedaffodil Sun 11-Nov-12 10:45:51

photographerlady you're lucky to be working mostly with men ... I don't think my (male) boss would notice until one was almost in labour but the rest of the team are eagle-eyed women who pounce on any sign of weight gain etc!!

I don't think it's tacky to take your boss aside, that's the protocol as far as I know ... at which point they get all nervous and ask how much time you want off work etc smile

Bring on summer 2013!

Thinkingof4 Sun 11-Nov-12 12:56:23

Hi all
I've been away a few days so just catching up.
cotton so pleased your scan was ok. Hope you are feeling ok

Ellie I'm still feeding my ds3 as well but down to just one quick overnight feed and hoping he'll wean properly soon as I could do with a full night sleep!

Congratulations to all the new people on the thread! Getting busy on here!
I'm now 6+3 I think and feeling v sick a lot of the time esp mornings and completely knackered! Got a really busy week coming up with ds2 getting a wee operation on Tuesday. I'm super emotional anyway at the moment so that is going to be tough. I even cried when we got his appt through blush

Tashtastic Sun 11-Nov-12 13:16:21

Congrats to the new people!

Not sure how I'm going to deflect the alcohol question. We have a work do coming up very soon. Will have to use the driving excuse I think. I am dreading telling my colleagues about mat leave cos I only started 3 weeks ago and all my colleagues are men. Fortunately they all have kids themselves so I hope they'll be a little understanding hmm

5 weeks today. It's really dragging!

MysteriousNameChange Sun 11-Nov-12 14:43:48

I've got a work do this week that I'm dreading because we are getting taxis there and back and no woman I've met will take an 'I'm on antibiotics' excuse without suspicion. Think I will do the one glass of wine and lose it whenever I can trick, but we'll be mostly sat at one dinner table all night I think...

Any ideas?

Can I (very tentatively) join? It's my first, and had a CP/MC (not sure what the difference is) at 5 weeks last month so am very nervous! No idea about dates either because of that - when do I date it from?
I know the mw will probably be able to tell me this, have to book direct to her rather than dr where I live so no chance of seeing anyone until the 23rd, going to drive myself mad in the meantime!

elliejjtiny Sun 11-Nov-12 18:12:53

Welcome Guavas.

I'm going to ring the GP in the morning. Really nervous about this pregnancy as although I've got nausea on and off I've only been sick 3 times. I know that's normal for some people but my last pregnancy was like that and I miscarried. Normally I get hyperemisis.

Any tips on persuading her to send me for an early scan? They have big signs at the EPU saying they only scan you if you have bleeding, not for reassurance. We can't afford a private scan as we need to save up for a bigger car. I can't wait another 7-8 weeks (am 7 weeks tomorrow), I'll go insane. The stupid thing is if this baby makes it that far I'll get about 3 growth scans where they will say the baby is huge and tut and shake their heads. Then the baby will be born a pound smaller than they said, despite me telling them that I always grow babies to 8lb 12oz roughly and 53cm long. I would rather have an extra scan now and not have the growth scans but I don't think it works like that.

photographerlady Sun 11-Nov-12 19:49:30

ellie maybe just have a heart to heart with your GP. Early scans are about £100. Because it's been so long of TTC and the fact I was on clomid I'm gestating the 7 week scan. I need peace of mind that I am actually pregnant. I know it sounds odd but with the increase chance of twins or a chemical pregnancy 12 weeks seems like years away. Keep us posted hope you get some good news and the early scan.

orangebubbles Sun 11-Nov-12 19:58:11

esme There is NO way I'll be giving up my little caffeine fix in the morning. I need it to survive a day with my 13month DD get me going grin

Hello and congrat's to everyone else joining.

Do you think we could have a wee list? My brain is dysfunctional at the best of times without adding pregnancy hormones into the mix! Perhaps MN Name and EDD and then as they arrive we can add in baby name and arrival date? What do you think?

Also, I'm suffering with constipation blush Never had this in my previous pregnancies! any tips/suggestions/advice?

elliejjtiny Sun 11-Nov-12 20:09:12

A list sounds like a good idea

elliejjtiny - 4th July

everyone copy and paste

elliejjtiny Sun 11-Nov-12 20:12:04

Thanks photographerlady. I was on the pill so have a risk of ectopic so I might mention that.

orangebubbles Sun 11-Nov-12 20:15:39


Summer Babes 2013
elliejjtiny - 4th July
orangebubbles - 20th July

C&P and add yourself in in EDD date order!

Grannyapple Sun 11-Nov-12 20:26:13

Summer Babes 2013
elliejjtiny - 4th July
orangebubbles - 20th July
Grannyapple-24th July

That was easier than I thought...never done the whole copy & paste thing on my phone (techie dinosaur at times, here smile).

photographerlady Sun 11-Nov-12 20:47:15

Summer Babes 2013
elliejjtiny - 4th July
photographerlady - 18th July
orangebubbles - 20th July
Grannyapple-24th July

emblosion Sun 11-Nov-12 21:16:01

Please can someone add me? My phone won't let me do it...

Emblosion - 12th July

Tashtastic Sun 11-Nov-12 21:16:59

Summer Babes 2013
elliejjtiny - 4th July
Tashtastic- 14th July
photographerlady - 18th July
orangebubbles - 20th July
Grannyapple-24th July

photographerlady Sun 11-Nov-12 21:29:44

I have a bit of a tmi. Has anyone had weird sensations, you know down below? I was crampy last week but now to tingly and sensitive :/ only 4.3 weeks in.

orangebubbles Sun 11-Nov-12 21:47:53

Done Emblosion

Summer Babes 2013

elliejjtiny - 4th July
Emblosion - 12th July
Tashtastic- 14th July
photographerlady - 18th July
orangebubbles - 20th July
Grannyapple-24th July

Thundercatz Sun 11-Nov-12 21:48:20

Summer Babes 2013
elliejjtiny - 4th July
Emblosion 12th July
Thundercatz 12th July
Tashtastic- 14th July
photographerlady - 18th July
orangebubbles - 20th July
Grannyapple-24th July

Bodice Sun 11-Nov-12 22:43:42

Can someone add me too. On phone so won't let me do it:

Bodice - 13th July

Gingerpanther27 Sun 11-Nov-12 23:46:53

Summer Babes 2013
elliejjtiny - 4th July
Gingerpanther27 - 7th July
Emblosion 12th July
Thundercatz 12th July
Bodice - 13th July
Tashtastic- 14th July
photographerlady - 18th July
orangebubbles - 20th July
Grannyapple-24th July

Here you go bodice smile

emblosion Mon 12-Nov-12 05:15:44

Thanks orange smile

Calmisthemantra Mon 12-Nov-12 07:24:12

Can someone add me please - on phone grin

Calmisthemantra - 11th July

esme80 Mon 12-Nov-12 08:08:20

Also on phone- could someone add me too?

esme80 - 3rd july

GeorgieWilson Mon 12-Nov-12 08:19:23

Just updating the list

Summer Babes 2013
elliejjtiny - 4th July
Gingerpanther27 - 7th July
Emblosion 12th July
Thundercatz 12th July
Bodice - 13th July
Tashtastic- 14th July
photographerlady - 18th July
orangebubbles - 20th July
Grannyapple-24th July
Calmisthemantra - 11th July
esme80 - 3rd july
GeorgieWilson - 9th July

Ellie - I was on the pill too (don't think DP has got over the shock yet), does that mean an increased risk of eptopic?

Hai1988 Mon 12-Nov-12 08:28:27

Hiya on phone also cud someone add me please smile

Hai1988-14th July

5+1 today and boobs are so sore and itchy grin
Cramping has almost gone now tho so hoping this is because jelly bean is all implanted and safe now smile

wifey6 Mon 12-Nov-12 09:04:55

Could someone be so kind to add me too please...on my phone.
EDD 10th July smile

orangebubbles Mon 12-Nov-12 09:36:28

Summer Babes 2013

esme80 - 3rd july
elliejjtiny - 4th July
Gingerpanther27 - 7th July
GeorgieWilson - 9th July
wifey6 - 10th July
Calmisthemantra - 11th July
Emblosion 12th July
Thundercatz 12th July
Bodice - 13th July
Hai1988-14th July
Tashtastic- 14th July
photographerlady - 18th July
orangebubbles - 20th July
Grannyapple-24th July

<acknowledges being ridiculously anal about these matters organised and re-doing list in date order grin>

photographerlady Mon 12-Nov-12 10:15:43

heehee thanks orange I'm the same way smile

esme80 Mon 12-Nov-12 10:28:34

Ha ha thanks orange!

MS has really hit me the last week. Not being sick but just feel nauseous all the time. Trying to eat little and often, can only really face water biscuits and toast. Oh and my obsessionfrom last pregnancy, oranges! Wish I had enjoyed the hunger from first weeks more, instead of worried about weight gain...

Quinandthem Mon 12-Nov-12 11:15:06

Ugh, managed to get the cold that is travelling round work. Started on Friday and was in full effect over the weekend – thought I would drown in my own snot (TMI!).

And of course you have to be careful what you can take, but my husband managed to find a nasal spray that said it was OK to take (and it’s only twice a day).

Also with all the sneezing and blowing my nose I did have thoughts about pushing this baby out already!!! But I think (hope) that is just being silly.

Also agree with what others have said re: constipation. Normally I’m a bit on the loose side(again TMI) due to wheat intolerance and stress IBS, so actually I haven’t minded being firmer – but what I could do without is all the movement/pains before you go as it makes me worry it’s my womb and not my intestines. Not sure if that’s just me or if others have the same thing?

Big week for me as I am 7+2, last time I MC at 8 weeks so have extra reasons to be paranoid this week.

Hope you are all well and ticking off the days.

Quinandthem Mon 12-Nov-12 11:16:16

QuinandThem - 1st July
esme80 - 3rd july
elliejjtiny - 4th July
Gingerpanther27 - 7th July
GeorgieWilson - 9th July
wifey6 - 10th July
Calmisthemantra - 11th July
Emblosion 12th July
Thundercatz 12th July
Bodice - 13th July
Hai1988-14th July
Tashtastic- 14th July
photographerlady - 18th July
orangebubbles - 20th July
Grannyapple-24th July

BB01 Mon 12-Nov-12 11:42:22

Morning all! Just wondering - do I add myself to the due date list myself or is that not how it's done?? I'm a bit of a lurker but have been feeling so alone the past few days feel the need to make an effort and embrace MN a bit more! DD around 4th July.

Spent first 2 weeks of knowing I was pregnant with bad flu and now feeling ill once again with nausea, extreme tiredness, dizziness, feeling weak. Nothing prepared me for how bad I would feel. We told parents, my sis and my boss as felt I needed to tell somebody at work. Really considering telling more people as been feeling really fed up that nobody knows why I'm being so crap at work, antisocial etc etc. It seems like the one time you really need support the most is the one time you're not expected to tell anyone!!

It's reassuring to hear others are feeling icky too but I hope you all feel better really soon!

I also second the itchy and sore boobs!

Thundercatz Mon 12-Nov-12 14:26:40

Hi BB you can add yourself to the list! smile
Sorry you're feeling so crummy. I agree with the painful irony of having to keep it all to yourself when really struggling. I was a bit sicky this morning (feeling as if I was gonna be rather than actual) but I'm only 5+ weeks so just thought I hope it doesn't get worse than this as work will be a huge struggle and way too busy at the mo!

photographerlady Mon 12-Nov-12 14:32:52

Eight week scan booked!!! December 6th smile

Thundercatz Mon 12-Nov-12 14:39:07

Yay photographer!! Exciting!
Mine is on 3rd.. Exactly 3 weeks and counting down the days! grin

elliejjtiny Mon 12-Nov-12 15:34:02

Georgie if you are on the mini pill there is a slight risk of ectopic, not sure about the normal pill.

I phoned the GP surgery and I can't even get an appointment for another 2 weeks. Anyone got any distraction ideas?

On a positive note when I was crying to DH after I'd been on the phone I had a sudden wave of nausea. It was like the baby was trying to reassure me, aww.

orangebubbles Mon 12-Nov-12 15:59:44

photo Thunder I also booked my 8 week reassurance viability scan this morning too! It's on Dec 11th! 12 week won't be until after NY and I can't wait until then.

ellie my GP surgery wasn't exactly forthcoming and wouldn't even give me an appointment. Got to go in collect and complete a booking in form and then sit on my hands and wait until the MW calls me!!! Perhaps book yourself a private viability scan?

So tired I had a wee doze this afternoon while my DD trashed the house! Phone in dogs bowl, kitchen cupboards emptied... as you do grin

Hi BB after my MC I found that keeping it a secret wasn't ideal because I then needed to explain to work why I wasn't in and my nearest and dearest as I was so in need of support! With DD1 I just told everyone and we are slowly telling people about this one too.

Gingerpanther27 Mon 12-Nov-12 16:16:04

Got my reassurance scan booked too it's next week when I'll be 7 weeks grin this week is going to drag...

BB01 Mon 12-Nov-12 16:27:10

Thanks orangebubbles, that's reassuring to know another opinion on this as most people are so dead set against telling people! It is frustrating that you don't get any appointments for a while as you want it to feel real don't you! Thundercatz, feel better soon. I know what you mean also about the worry of it getting worse! Think the anxiety about it worsening is almost worse than how I feel physically! I also can't imagine how I'd cope at work if I felt worse than I do now! Fingers crossed we won't get to that point.

BB01 Mon 12-Nov-12 16:28:11

QuinandThem - 1st July
esme80 - 3rd july
elliejjtiny - 4th July
BB01 - 4th July
Gingerpanther27 - 7th July
GeorgieWilson - 9th July
wifey6 - 10th July
Calmisthemantra - 11th July
Emblosion 12th July
Thundercatz 12th July
Bodice - 13th July
Hai1988-14th July
Tashtastic- 14th July
photographerlady - 18th July
orangebubbles - 20th July
Grannyapple-24th July

Oh no! I can't add myself to the list yet because I don't have a date sad
I still don't feel sick. I'm starting to worry about it and I don't even have my first midwife appointment for another two weeks.

shelley72 Mon 12-Nov-12 16:40:42

Purplemonster try not to worry too much, I don't feel sick either (and didn't in previous pgs). Its a long wait until the first appt isn't it, I have another 2 weeks too so I'm going on my dates until then

orangebubbles Mon 12-Nov-12 16:46:55

purple I think most of us are using the mn date calculator here. Also, other than tiredness and slightly tender boobs, I've absolutely no other symptoms and I'm keeping my fingers crossed that sickness doesn't rear it's ugly head either!

Thinkingof4 Mon 12-Nov-12 17:00:05

Just updating the list

Summer Babes 2013
elliejjtiny - 4th July
Gingerpanther27 - 7th July
Emblosion 12th July
Thundercatz 12th July
Bodice - 13th July
Tashtastic- 14th July
photographerlady - 18th July
orangebubbles - 20th July
Grannyapple-24th July
Calmisthemantra - 11th July
esme80 - 3rd july
Thinkingof4 4th July
GeorgieWilson - 9th July

Sorry doing that on phone so not quite in the right place!!

orangebubbles Mon 12-Nov-12 17:13:43


Summer babes 2013

QuinandThem - 1st July
esme80 - 3rd july
elliejjtiny - 4th July
BB01 - 4th July
Thinkingof4 4th July
Gingerpanther27 - 7th July
GeorgieWilson - 9th July
wifey6 - 10th July
Calmisthemantra - 11th July
Emblosion 12th July
Thundercatz 12th July
Bodice - 13th July
Hai1988-14th July
Tashtastic- 14th July
photographerlady - 18th July
orangebubbles - 20th July
Grannyapple-24th July

Thundercatz Mon 12-Nov-12 17:39:43

ellie I had my gp appt on Friday and it was v uneventful too so you are not missing out on much! Was keen to do early as we have one great and one terrible maternity hospital around here so wanted to get booked into popular one early fingers crossed.
Thanks bb feeling ok now - think it was the tube that set me off!
Love the way that most of you guys are as impatient as I am with this! Anyone getting their scan at foetal medicine centre in Harley st?

Figured I'd just work out date from the day I started mc. So here it is:

Summer babes 2013

QuinandThem - 1st July
esme80 - 3rd july
elliejjtiny - 4th July
BB01 - 4th July
Thinkingof4 4th July
Gingerpanther27 - 7th July
GeorgieWilson - 9th July
wifey6 - 10th July
Calmisthemantra - 11th July
Emblosion 12th July
Thundercatz 12th July
Bodice - 13th July
Hai1988-14th July
Tashtastic- 14th July
photographerlady - 18th July
Guavasforbreakfast - 19th July
orangebubbles - 20th July
Grannyapple-24th July

Only 5 weeks but paranoid about lack of symptoms! Tiniest bit of nausea very occasionally that I think might be in my head, but last month I definitely knew - really sore boobs esp, and they're fine at the moment :-/ I've turned into a crazy lady overnight and am getting NO work done...

wishiwasonholiday Mon 12-Nov-12 18:30:10

Can someone add me please on 19th?

This is dc3, I had night sickness with both others this seems to be morning, I am a cm and start at 6 and can see me being sick a few times so think I'm gonna have to speak to the mum in case her very clever little girl goes home saying I've been sick! Wasn't going to tell anyone yet as I had loads of bleeds with dc2 but I sent dp a pic of the test and he showed it round his workmates to see if they knew what it was! Luckily only one has kids and clicked what it was!

thinkingpositivethoughts Mon 12-Nov-12 18:31:28

Can I join you ladies? Poas on Friday and got a faint line but a line is a line!

Like lots of you I have previously had a mc (in June at 8 weeks) so feeling pretty anxious. Had an excited moment today and started daydreaming about an actual baby and downloaded a preggers ap but then had some weird cramps and uninstalled the app just in case I was tempting fate! So daft!

Got sore boobs, tired and nausea who knows what's going on down there!

Dr google says I'm due on the 20th July but my periods are a bit random so we'll see!

Hope everyone has had a fibre-full day! [Blush]

Thundercatz Mon 12-Nov-12 18:42:41

Lol at you turning into crazy lady Guava - me too! Feel too obsessed with it all - am looking longingly at (visibly) pregnant women and longing for my own bump!!!
Bet you will have lots of symptoms to complain about soon!

nicolafarr Mon 12-Nov-12 18:55:34

Ok so after 2 positive tests I am pregnant with my first smile. 6 week scan on Friday as I have a double womb (didelphys) so I am shitting it. I am 35 so this has been a long time coming. I am to expect miscarriages due to a resctricted growth space (this is my first pregnancy) and premature labour. Caesarean is a definite due to probability of a breech birth. I am however remaining very positive. I am apparently due July 13th according to my sister-in-law (oracle with 2 kids). Not sure what I would do without her. I have no symptons as yet apart from being late and super tired. I am new to mumsnet so hopefully this will help..

photographerlady Mon 12-Nov-12 19:06:12

I am glad I wasn't the only one mad enough to scan at 7/8 weeks. I say glad but yes my 12 is well into the new year and with being on clomid and the increase chance of twins or triples - December 6 can't come soon enough.

Thanks Thunder, I know I'll probably kick myself for wishing for it when I've got my head stuck in the toilet all the time... Just want something to confirm the phantom baby is real!

orangebubbles Mon 12-Nov-12 19:38:53

grin Guavas and the phantom baby.

nicola congratulations and wow, what a lot to consider and plan around. Wishing you an uneventful 9 months.

photo twins grin that would be fabulous, would you be happy if it was a multiple?

thinking looks like we're edd buddies (for now anyway?)

Bessie123 Mon 12-Nov-12 20:49:54

I'm not on the list. Again. But I have been bleeding for a couple of days so perhaps best not put myself on. If my baybee is still there I'm due 3 July.

specialknickers Mon 12-Nov-12 20:58:05

Just adding. Feeling quite booby today - fat and sore and a bit sicky. I'm taking this as a good sign so am emboldened!

Summer babes 2013

QuinandThem - 1st July
esme80 - 3rd july
elliejjtiny - 4th July
BB01 - 4th July
Thinkingof4 4th July
Gingerpanther27 - 7th July
GeorgieWilson - 9th July
wifey6 - 10th July
Calmisthemantra - 11th July
Specialknickers - 11th July
Emblosion 12th July
Thundercatz 12th July
Bodice - 13th July
Hai1988-14th July
Tashtastic- 14th July
photographerlady - 18th July
Guavasforbreakfast - 19th July
orangebubbles - 20th July
Grannyapple-24th July

Grannyapple Mon 12-Nov-12 21:04:38

Hi ladies...no real symptoms for me except feeling bloated & tired. I'm not expecting much in the way of symptoms as didn't have much with ds 2 yrs ago...so we too booked an 8 wk scan then just to make sure everything was ok (which it was, thankfully). Tis typical tho that I find out I'm pg just as I start discussing increasing my days at work with my boss hmm

Sorry to hear that a few of you have been through it a bit. And nicola defo a lot to consider but I am too wishing you a fairly uneventful pg x

jools70 Tue 13-Nov-12 01:15:40

Can I join in please.
DP and I have been trying for 9 years, 2 IVF cycles failed. Moved from London to Kent Sept, got a BFP last week, natural conception. Can't quite believe it!!!!!!
I'm 5+5

jools70 Tue 13-Nov-12 01:17:59

Forgot to say i'm 42 so an older mummy.
Good luck to all you other ladies x

SlouchingPanda Tue 13-Nov-12 09:33:33

De-lurking to join too! I'm 5+5 today in my first pregnancy after almost 2 years trying. I'll add myself to the list when I'm not on my phone, but EDD is July 12th.

I had horrifically sore boobs at the weekend, but they seem to have settled now. Not sure what to make of that, but I'm trying not to automatically assume it's a bad sign. On the plus side hmm, I am completely exhausted,yet wake without fail at 5am. My most random symptom is that I seem to be producing epic amounts of saliva. No full on morning sickness, although feeling a bit queasy.

I have an early scan next Monday at 6+4 so fingers crossed all will be well. Until I see it, I just can't believe I might finally be pregnant, and even then I know it's far from a given, so am trying not to get too excited. Good luck to all!

Thundercatz Tue 13-Nov-12 10:26:58

Congrats and welcome jools and panda ! Wow 9 years?! Amazing news for you jools !
I keep getting the waking through the night and at 5am thing too - seems quite common; I wonder what causes it ? Hormones?
I also still can't believe it... Till I see on scan I don't think it will feel real!

esme80 Tue 13-Nov-12 10:38:39

Wow jools thats amazing! Welcome panda!

I am also waking through the night and then around 5, went to bed at 8 last night though so not too bad!
Got my midwife appointment through for the 29th. I really cant believe it, I am going to have the same midwife as when I was pg with ds! I really liked her, so this is very good!
Feel like a really bad mum, been so tired and nauseous the last week ds has been spending way too much time inside in front of tv...

orangebubbles Tue 13-Nov-12 10:41:15

Hi and congrat's to jools and panda add yourself on the list ladies.

Bessie not sure what you meant by 'again'? Have you had some MC's? If so, sadly you find yourself in good company, it seems there are quite a few on this thread, myself included that have too. Try and stay positive and add yourself on the list lady smile

I keep thinking I have no symptoms but when I actually get 2 min's peace and quiet from DD1 I think I do feel waves of nausea! I just don't feel pregnant! At least the constipation has passed (literally) grin blush I'm with you Thunder until I see that little bean with a hb in few weeks time I just can't believe it!

Thundercatz Tue 13-Nov-12 10:47:04

Sorry if you've said already orange but when are you having your scan? Im literally counting down the days!
Don't feel bad esme afterall you are growing your ds a sibling! smile

photographerlady Tue 13-Nov-12 10:58:22

orange twins be lovely so we will see!

Welcome jools, was your conception through IVF or natural in the end? Lovely to hear us long term ttcers have our BFP

photographerlady Tue 13-Nov-12 11:16:49

Btw does anyone roughly know how many weeks til your booking appointment? Or share when yours was. Thanks!

SlouchingPanda Tue 13-Nov-12 11:39:39

Photographerlady the next booking appointment available with the MW is when I'm 9 weeks. Typically I can't go that week and she is away the following one... so who knows! I have decided not to badger them until after my scan as I still can't believe there will be anything there [paranoid].

Jools - impressive determination! Keeping everything crossed for you especially.

esme80 Tue 13-Nov-12 13:08:51

thunder thanks for that, hadnt thought of it that way!

photographer I will be 9 weeks for booking appointment, seem to remember being 9 at the last one too.

Bessie123 Tue 13-Nov-12 13:51:44

orangebubbles yes, worried about another mc. I am about to go for a scan so I will know soon whether the bleeding I've had is serious.

jools70 that is great news, congrats on the bfp.

orangebubbles Tue 13-Nov-12 13:57:19

Thunder 11th Dec I'll be 8+3... I'm a nervous wreck! Having had an MC and CPs think it'll always be a case of knicker checking and finger crossing!!

I'm now in the system but they do it oddly here. I have completed a booking form and now just have to wait for my appointed MW to call me, at 'some point'! Helpful!

Also please please don't forget to get yourself a flu jab. My surgery didn't want to do it before 8 weeks which is understandable but I'm booked in for the day after my viability scan. The NHS guidance is to get it done asap.

orangebubbles Tue 13-Nov-12 13:58:25

Bessie cross posts. Well good luck, every thing crossed for you my dear. Let us know how you get on.

OhGood Tue 13-Nov-12 14:04:47

Hi to jools and nicola and must say it's making me feel very lucky to hear your stories. Big congratulations to you and welcome other newbies.

I am seeing doc today for first app, which is apparently what you have to do heer - I can't remember anything from first time round.

I am also starting new contract on Monday, horrible stressy job with lots of travel and a massive commute. Bugger, such terrible timing. I was hugely sick in first pregnancy. Not so much this time round, but I am sure it's in the post. Just hoping I will escape it.

And too scared to add myself to the list yet.

Bessie fingers crossed, let us know.

OhGood Tue 13-Nov-12 14:04:58


Thundercatz Tue 13-Nov-12 16:40:00

Second orange's advice re flu jab. I managed to get one on Saturday straight after my docs appt.

TopDonkey Tue 13-Nov-12 16:54:49

Hi ladies, can I join please? BFP this morning which, if my app is correct, would make me 3 +4. Anyone else around the same time? How is everyone feeling?

wifey6 Tue 13-Nov-12 17:14:04

TopDonkey...welcome & congratulations!

whitedaffodil Tue 13-Nov-12 17:16:12

Hi all, hoping to add myself to the list. Had thought my EDD was 18 July (like photographerlady) but seem to get 19 July with MN due date calculator (with you Guavasforbreakfast)! First day of LMP was 12 Oct, but I may have put 11 Oct in on the weekend, was in a bit of a daze and debating with myself whether one counts late at night as that day or the next day! Does everybody else know the answer to that one and I just missed that lesson?

positive thoughts to everyone smile

Summer babes 2013

QuinandThem - 1st July
esme80 - 3rd july
elliejjtiny - 4th July
BB01 - 4th July
Thinkingof4 4th July
Gingerpanther27 - 7th July
GeorgieWilson - 9th July
wifey6 - 10th July
Calmisthemantra - 11th July
Specialknickers - 11th July
Emblosion 12th July
Thundercatz 12th July
Bodice - 13th July
Hai1988-14th July
Tashtastic- 14th July
photographerlady - 18th July
Guavasforbreakfast, whitedaffodil - 19th July
orangebubbles - 20th July
Grannyapple-24th July

Runswithsquirrels Tue 13-Nov-12 19:06:28

<adds self to list>

Summer babes 2013

QuinandThem - 1st July
esme80 - 3rd july
elliejjtiny - 4th July
BB01 - 4th July
Thinkingof4 4th July
Runswithsquirrels - 7th July
Gingerpanther27 - 7th July
GeorgieWilson - 9th July
wifey6 - 10th July
Calmisthemantra - 11th July
Specialknickers - 11th July
Emblosion 12th July
Thundercatz 12th July
Bodice - 13th July
Hai1988-14th July
Tashtastic- 14th July
photographerlady - 18th July
Guavasforbreakfast, whitedaffodil - 19th July
orangebubbles - 20th July
Grannyapple-24th July

firstpost Tue 13-Nov-12 20:24:20

Hi everyone

Cant' believe I am posting here really. My DS was born after years of infertility, 2 failed IVF cycles and finally with the help of the best fertility docs in the world (thankyou ARGC) He also had a twin we lost at 8 wks. We were told we would never concieve naturally.

So DP is leaving for ten and a half months of the next twelve with the army, he left three days ago. So then suddenly my tea tastes like dishwater and I remember that the only time that happened was when I was pregnant, then I realise the tampons have been sat unopened in the bathroom for a while so I POAS just to rule it out and not drive myself mad. Five tests later I accept I appear to be pregnant smile

It all feels surreal and fragile and unlikely and I cant help but prepare myself for bad news. I hope this baby stays but I just cant quite believe its here at all.

Best of luck to all of you, will sit and read the thread now!

orangebubbles Tue 13-Nov-12 20:40:27

firstpost Congratulations, that post made me tearful, firstly what a triumph and secondly I am in exactly the same position. DH left on Saturday and will not be home until April, he is not in the army but his work takes him away for long periods. Looks like not only are we single parenting (how old is your DS? My DD is 13months), but we are going to go through our pregnancies without our DH's by our sides. Fingers crossed all is well for your miracle baby. Do you know your EDD?

Congrat's TopDonkey

Bessie any news?

Bessie123 Tue 13-Nov-12 21:35:42

There are some lovely bfp stories on this thread but goodness, it must be tough doing it without your dhs. I think cbeebies would be on a lot in my house if I had to do it.

I had my scan at the hospital and they said everything is fine. They couldn't explain the bleeding and I saw the heartbeat. But I started bleeding a little again this evening, it's been 5 days of bleeding now so I am still not adding myself to the list just yet.

orangebubbles Tue 13-Nov-12 22:13:46

Bessie That's great news and the odds are much improved once there is a heartbeat. Add yourself when you feel like it smile

As for doing it without DH, I am a bit scared, especially as we only moved to this area 18months ago and I've been so busy I haven't had time to make that many friends and my family are a good 4hour drive away. Still, my mum and dad are amazing and they will come here and me there, they are already planning their life around supporting me (especially because my spine is unlikely to cope in the later stages). DH will come home for a couple of weeks in April and then come back again for the birth and then away again until September! There is a slim possibility I may get to fly out and see him some time in the new year. My DD has ants in her pants, always on the go leaving a trail of destruction, I'm already struggling to stay awake, so I think it's going to be a tiring few months.

MysteriousNameChange Tue 13-Nov-12 22:50:56

What a story firstpost!

Also Bessie it is possible to bleed and come through it. I bled for 12 days, quite heavily, with my DS.

Adding self to list as well:

Summer babes 2013

QuinandThem - 1st July
esme80 - 3rd july
elliejjtiny - 4th July
BB01 - 4th July
Thinkingof4 4th July
Runswithsquirrels - 7th July
Gingerpanther27 - 7th July
GeorgieWilson - 9th July
wifey6 - 10th July
Calmisthemantra - 11th July
Specialknickers - 11th July
MysteriousNameChange - 11th July
Emblosion 12th July
Thundercatz 12th July
Bodice - 13th July
Hai1988-14th July
Tashtastic- 14th July
photographerlady - 18th July
Guavasforbreakfast, whitedaffodil - 19th July
orangebubbles - 20th July
Grannyapple-24th July

MysteriousNameChange Tue 13-Nov-12 22:51:54

PS am still not feeling super pregnant. I was the same with DS so maybe just need to accept it but apart from the lack of period and heavy-feeling boobs I feel just like my normal self. Not very reassuring! Can't wait to find out when my scan might be.

esme80 Wed 14-Nov-12 08:16:59

firstpost and orange when I was pregnant with ds my dh was away from 8 weeks to 6 months. That was difficult enough dealing with the emotions and eventually quite bad spd. And I didnt have a little one to care for. So i feel for you, and hope you have lots of support! Orange your parents may be a bit away but sound lovely! All I can say from my experience is that it went faster than I thought it would.

thinkingpositivethoughts Wed 14-Nov-12 09:01:47

firstpost that's an amazing story, wishing you massive congratulations!

Bessie great news about the heartbeat, orange is right that the odds are much less once its there.

Has anyone mastered how to avoid booze without giving yourself away? I have to go to my boss' birthday do next friday. I would just tell her but my dh is deadset against telling people because of the last mc. I quite like the idea of taking a drink and then quietly ditching it... I also have the prospect of doing karaoke sober!

MrsWildermac Wed 14-Nov-12 09:17:37

Not been on here for a few days and have just been crazy busy...not good when you're exhausted and want to sleep! Ah well...

Welcome to all the other newbies...this thread is filling up nicely with July babies! I've loved reading all your BFP stories - congratulations to all of you!

Still no nausea here...but still got sore boobs/constipation/exhaustion...hoping that the sickness stays away! I wonder if it's possible to avoid it completely?

Had appointment with GP on Monday - took BP, weighed me and referred me to our local hospital where apparently everything else gets done. Now we just have to wait for appointment to come through the post for appointment there for 12 week scan! This bit is sort of 'no man's land' isn't it?

Anyway...adding myself to the list:

Summer babes 2013

QuinandThem - 1st July
esme80 - 3rd july
elliejjtiny - 4th July
BB01 - 4th July
Thinkingof4 4th July
Runswithsquirrels - 7th July
Gingerpanther27 - 7th July
GeorgieWilson - 9th July
wifey6 - 10th July
Calmisthemantra - 11th July
Specialknickers - 11th July
MysteriousNameChange - 11th July
Emblosion 12th July
Thundercatz 12th July
Bodice - 13th July
Hai1988-14th July
Tashtastic- 14th July
photographerlady - 18th July
MrsWildermac - 18th July
Guavasforbreakfast, whitedaffodil - 19th July
orangebubbles - 20th July
Grannyapple-24th July

firstpost Wed 14-Nov-12 09:38:40

Thanks All grin and aww orange didn't want to make you cry must be the hormones wink

I know it will be really tough facing pregnancy without husbands around to support and just help. My ds is 15 months and I also live somewhere where I know no one! I suppose we just take it day by day and marvel at how strong we will be by the end of it! Am off to Argc for a scan this morning hope to see heartbeat. I reckon I will be due mid July but we shall see.

It's been lovely reading all stories if this little miracle sticks around I look forward to getting to know you all better smile

photographerlady Wed 14-Nov-12 10:18:51

Morning all. Anyone getting really tired and exhausted? Had house guests this week and now that they are leavi g there is nothing more I am looking forward to then 12 hours sleep tonight smile

wishiwasonholiday Wed 14-Nov-12 10:35:33

The tiredness has hit me today and I was in bed for 7.30 last night and I have a 13 hour day today, can't wait for bed tonight!

photographerlady Wed 14-Nov-12 10:51:07

I am very much looking forward to work being over so I can sneak off to bed.