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June 2013 thread 2 - Are your jeans feeling snug yet?

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PseudoBadger Sun 11-Nov-12 19:14:37

New thread for June 2013 smile

Marking place grin 8+1 grin

looneytune Sun 11-Nov-12 19:25:32

Also marking place 8+6 :-)

PseudoBadger Sun 11-Nov-12 19:25:58

I'm 9+1

Here's the most recent list that I could see:

Woddysmummy - EDD June 1st
Eddieizardisorange - EDD June 2nd (June 5th if dream is foretelling!)
MrsJLS85 - EDD June 3rd
Frustratedsycamorepants -baby #3 - EDD June 3rd
Wineandcakeplease - EDD June 3rd
Olimoss - EDD June 4th
Onemoreforgoodmeasure - EDD June 4th
Dreamydays - baby #2 - EDD June 5th
Preggersbycheggers - baby #2 EDD 5 June
Flutterby - baby #1 EDD June 5th
Suzyrut - baby # 3 EDD June 6th
RuedeWakening - baby #3 - EDD June 7th (expecting section at 38 weeks)
Jojoba1986 - EDD June 7th
Newlondoner - baby 2 EDD June 7th
Moobslikejagger - baby#2 EDD 8th June
Skinnydecafflatte - baby #2 - EDD 9 June
Princesschick - baby #1 - EDD 9 June
Bringonthetrumpets-Baby #3- EDD 10 June
Jamesandthegiantbanana - baby #3 - EDD 11 June
ella0 - baby #1 EDD June 11th
Lorelei353 - baby #1 EDD June 11th
Grainmum - baby #1 EDD June 11th
Scruffylady -baby #1 EDD June 12th
Llama llama - baby #2 EDD June 13th
DontmindifIdo - baby #2 - EDD 13 June
ClaraColomba - baby #2, EDD 13 June
thedevilsinthedetail - baby #3 - EDD 14 June
Stepawayfromthesweeties - baby #1 - EDD 14 June
HowAnnoying - baby #3 - EDD 14 June
PseudoBadger - baby #2 EDD 14 June
CollectorofCookbooks - baby #1 - EDD 15 June
DontSweatTheSmallStuff - baby #3 EDD 15 June
MummyTeach85 - baby #1 EDD 15 June
Squidge123 - baby#3 EDD 16th June
looneytune (was shockedminder) (36) - baby #3 EDD 17th June
Caspergirl - baby#1 EDD 17 June
ExpatMamaToBe - baby #1 EDD 19 June
JeffActually - baby #2 EDD 21st June
Little9 - baby#2 (although angel#1) EDD 21st June
MadameJ - baby#2 EDD 22nd June
SecretSparkle - baby#1 EDD 22nd June
Nannyl - baby#2 EDD 23 June
Sunbeam18 - baby#1 EDD 23 June
monal - baby #1 EDD 23 June
summerymummery - baby #2, EDD 26 June
3littlewomen - baby#5 EDD 27 June

Dillydollydaydream Sun 11-Nov-12 19:28:34

Ooh new shiny thread. I'm 11+1 today smile

Haven't added myself yet...

Woddysmummy - EDD June 1st
DillyDollydaydream - EDD June 1st
Eddieizardisorange - EDD June 2nd (June 5th if dream is foretelling!)
MrsJLS85 - EDD June 3rd
Frustratedsycamorepants -baby #3 - EDD June 3rd
Wineandcakeplease - EDD June 3rd
Olimoss - EDD June 4th
Onemoreforgoodmeasure - EDD June 4th
Dreamydays - baby #2 - EDD June 5th
Preggersbycheggers - baby #2 EDD 5 June
Flutterby - baby #1 EDD June 5th
Suzyrut - baby # 3 EDD June 6th
RuedeWakening - baby #3 - EDD June 7th (expecting section at 38 weeks)
Jojoba1986 - EDD June 7th
Newlondoner - baby 2 EDD June 7th
Moobslikejagger - baby#2 EDD 8th June
Skinnydecafflatte - baby #2 - EDD 9 June
Princesschick - baby #1 - EDD 9 June
Bringonthetrumpets-Baby #3- EDD 10 June
Jamesandthegiantbanana - baby #3 - EDD 11 June
ella0 - baby #1 EDD June 11th
Lorelei353 - baby #1 EDD June 11th
Grainmum - baby #1 EDD June 11th
Scruffylady -baby #1 EDD June 12th
Llama llama - baby #2 EDD June 13th
DontmindifIdo - baby #2 - EDD 13 June
ClaraColomba - baby #2, EDD 13 June
thedevilsinthedetail - baby #3 - EDD 14 June
Stepawayfromthesweeties - baby #1 - EDD 14 June
HowAnnoying - baby #3 - EDD 14 June
PseudoBadger - baby #2 EDD 14 June
CollectorofCookbooks - baby #1 - EDD 15 June
DontSweatTheSmallStuff - baby #3 EDD 15 June
MummyTeach85 - baby #1 EDD 15 June
Squidge123 - baby#3 EDD 16th June
looneytune (was shockedminder) (36) - baby #3 EDD 17th June
Caspergirl - baby#1 EDD 17 June
ExpatMamaToBe - baby #1 EDD 19 June
JeffActually - baby #2 EDD 21st June
Little9 - baby#2 (although angel#1) EDD 21st June
MadameJ - baby#2 EDD 22nd June
SecretSparkle - baby#1 EDD 22nd June
Nannyl - baby#2 EDD 23 June
Sunbeam18 - baby#1 EDD 23 June
monal - baby #1 EDD 23 June
summerymummery - baby #2, EDD 26 June
3littlewomen - baby#5 EDD 27 June

CuriosityCola Sun 11-Nov-12 19:29:11

Finally adding myself.

Woddysmummy - EDD June 1st
Eddieizardisorange - EDD June 2nd (June 5th if dream is foretelling!)
MrsJLS85 - EDD June 3rd
Frustratedsycamorepants -baby #3 - EDD June 3rd
Wineandcakeplease - EDD June 3rd
Olimoss - EDD June 4th
Onemoreforgoodmeasure - EDD June 4th
Dreamydays - baby #2 - EDD June 5th
Preggersbycheggers - baby #2 EDD 5 June
Flutterby - baby #1 EDD June 5th
Suzyrut - baby # 3 EDD June 6th
RuedeWakening - baby #3 - EDD June 7th (expecting section at 38 weeks)
Jojoba1986 - EDD June 7th
Newlondoner - baby 2 EDD June 7th
Moobslikejagger - baby#2 EDD 8th June
Skinnydecafflatte - baby #2 - EDD 9 June
Princesschick - baby #1 - EDD 9 June
Bringonthetrumpets-Baby #3- EDD 10 June
Jamesandthegiantbanana - baby #3 - EDD 11 June
ella0 - baby #1 EDD June 11th
Lorelei353 - baby #1 EDD June 11th
Grainmum - baby #1 EDD June 11th
Scruffylady -baby #1 EDD June 12th
Llama llama - baby #2 EDD June 13th
DontmindifIdo - baby #2 - EDD 13 June
ClaraColomba - baby #2, EDD 13 June
thedevilsinthedetail - baby #3 - EDD 14 June
Stepawayfromthesweeties - baby #1 - EDD 14 June
HowAnnoying - baby #3 - EDD 14 June
PseudoBadger - baby #2 EDD 14 June
CollectorofCookbooks - baby #1 - EDD 15 June
DontSweatTheSmallStuff - baby #3 EDD 15 June
MummyTeach85 - baby #1 EDD 15 June
Squidge123 - baby#3 EDD 16th June
Curiositycola - baby#2 EDD 16th June
looneytune (was shockedminder) (36) - baby #3 EDD 17th June
Caspergirl - baby#1 EDD 17 June
ExpatMamaToBe - baby #1 EDD 19 June
JeffActually - baby #2 EDD 21st June
Little9 - baby#2 (although angel#1) EDD 21st June
MadameJ - baby#2 EDD 22nd June
SecretSparkle - baby#1 EDD 22nd June
Nannyl - baby#2 EDD 23 June
Sunbeam18 - baby#1 EDD 23 June
monal - baby #1 EDD 23 June
summerymummery - baby #2, EDD 26 June
3littlewomen - baby#5 EDD 27 June

CuriosityCola Sun 11-Nov-12 19:31:01

Cross posted!

Woddysmummy - EDD June 1st
DillyDollydaydream - EDD June 1st
Eddieizardisorange - EDD June 2nd (June 5th if dream is foretelling!)
MrsJLS85 - EDD June 3rd
Frustratedsycamorepants -baby #3 - EDD June 3rd
Wineandcakeplease - EDD June 3rd
Olimoss - EDD June 4th
Onemoreforgoodmeasure - EDD June 4th
Dreamydays - baby #2 - EDD June 5th
Preggersbycheggers - baby #2 EDD 5 June
Flutterby - baby #1 EDD June 5th
Suzyrut - baby # 3 EDD June 6th
RuedeWakening - baby #3 - EDD June 7th (expecting section at 38 weeks)
Jojoba1986 - EDD June 7th
Newlondoner - baby 2 EDD June 7th
Moobslikejagger - baby#2 EDD 8th June
Skinnydecafflatte - baby #2 - EDD 9 June
Princesschick - baby #1 - EDD 9 June
Bringonthetrumpets-Baby #3- EDD 10 June
Jamesandthegiantbanana - baby #3 - EDD 11 June
ella0 - baby #1 EDD June 11th
Lorelei353 - baby #1 EDD June 11th
Grainmum - baby #1 EDD June 11th
Scruffylady -baby #1 EDD June 12th
Llama llama - baby #2 EDD June 13th
DontmindifIdo - baby #2 - EDD 13 June
ClaraColomba - baby #2, EDD 13 June
thedevilsinthedetail - baby #3 - EDD 14 June
Stepawayfromthesweeties - baby #1 - EDD 14 June
HowAnnoying - baby #3 - EDD 14 June
PseudoBadger - baby #2 EDD 14 June
CollectorofCookbooks - baby #1 - EDD 15 June
DontSweatTheSmallStuff - baby #3 EDD 15 June
MummyTeach85 - baby #1 EDD 15 June
Squidge123 - baby#3 EDD 16th June
looneytune (was shockedminder) (36) - baby #3 EDD 17th June
Caspergirl - baby#1 EDD 17 June
ExpatMamaToBe - baby #1 EDD 19 June
JeffActually - baby #2 EDD 21st June
Little9 - baby#2 (although angel#1) EDD 21st June
MadameJ - baby#2 EDD 22nd June
SecretSparkle - baby#1 EDD 22nd June
Nannyl - baby#2 EDD 23 June
Sunbeam18 - baby#1 EDD 23 June
monal - baby #1 EDD 23 June
summerymummery - baby #2, EDD 26 June
3littlewomen - baby#5 EDD 27 June

MrsBri Sun 11-Nov-12 19:33:44

Can somebody add me please? It's hard on a phone :-/

MrsBri, baby #1, EDD 23rd June

PseudoBadger Sun 11-Nov-12 19:33:51

Lol at all the lists grin

CuriosityCola Sun 11-Nov-12 19:34:35

Oh, I give up. Can someone who isn't a numpty (like me) add my stats please?blush

CuriosityCola - baby%232 EDD 16th June

Lady thinking of you. Hope the hospital give you the care you deserve and that you can go home to lots of tlc soon.

Mrs Bri sickness bands worked great for me last time. This time they made me feel worse as they reminded me of being ill last time.

CuriosityCola Sun 11-Nov-12 19:35:58

Actually, should we have a separate stats thread?

preggersbycheggers Sun 11-Nov-12 19:37:09

Marking place 11 + 3

Thinking of you Lady.

Re sickness bands they did work a little for me. They took the edge off it. My friend had acupuncture and she swore by that.

Squidge123 Sun 11-Nov-12 20:04:00

A separate stats list sounds good to me, on last thread in end was very hard to find, I'm 9 weeks today

PseudoBadger Sun 11-Nov-12 20:54:53
Lyftiduft Sun 11-Nov-12 20:56:03

checking in smile

still feeling sick which is good, yes? (almost 10 weeks I think).

hope things work out Lady.

LadyFlumpalot Sun 11-Nov-12 21:31:26

Hey, I'm home. Well, I am still testing positive - I assume that's a good sign, although I don't know how long HCG stays in your wee after a miscarriage so...

The doctor examined my tummy and took bloods, it is not ectopic they don't think. They were not concerned enough to have a gynae/obs person look at me, the doctor had me show her my sanitary towel to show her how much blood I'd lost in two hours - not much.

The pain has subsided a bit - basically just wait til my scan tomorrow, and go back in tonight if it gets worse.

I'm pretty resigned to the idea that my baby has died to be honest.

CuriosityCola Sun 11-Nov-12 21:35:35

Glad you are home lady. I would stay away from pg tests regardless of what happens over the next few days. I put myself through a lot of extra pain looking at them after an ectopic pregnancy.

I hope everything goes ok at your scan tomorrow. Bleeding doesn't always mean the worst. Let us know how you get on.

LadyFlumpalot Sun 11-Nov-12 21:38:06

Oh I will Curiosity, that was one the hospital did.

Thank you all for your thoughts and wishes. It has honestly really touched me.

PseudoBadger Sun 11-Nov-12 21:45:06

I'm glad you're home. I hope you're not in too much pain x

spiderlight Sun 11-Nov-12 21:58:27

I hope all is well, Lady - thinking of you. I had two bleeds with DS, both very early on, but he was fine. (And I didn't even get myself checked out because I hadn't even tested at that point and I assumed it was a weird starty-stoppy period blush)

I haven't felt sick at all yet, just slightly off my food, and I've actually lost about 5lb. I had horrendous, horrendous sickness with DS1 so this is weird. I had really sore boobs by this point last time as well but I haven't this time. Hopefully I'm just going to have an easier time of it this time. I was going to do another test but DH forgot to get one when he was shopping earlier (I'm stuck at home with a rotten cold and a poorly five-year-old).

pinkapples Sun 11-Nov-12 22:11:00

Marking my place x

Pinkapples dc1 EDD 16th June (ish)

Marking my place on the new thread.

Lady, fingers crossed for you.

Not much to report, bit tired, bleeding is finally slowing down so I hope that finally stops sometime soon. Antenatal appt with the consultants on Tuesday, will see a grand total of about 5 or 6 people I think. Then onto booking in and 12 week scan in a couple of weeks.

PseudoBadger Sun 11-Nov-12 22:24:14

Do you want to add your details to the stats thread Pinkapples? Link is above.

And hello!

AlohaMama Sun 11-Nov-12 22:42:14

Hope things go ok for you Lady. I had two bleeds with ds, but turned out to be low lying placenta. I just had to go easy after that, so hopefully it's just something like that.

Currently praying ds will just go to sleep for his nap so that I can go to sleep on the sofa. Not sounding promising so far judging by the yelling coming from his bedroom.

llamallama Mon 12-Nov-12 06:23:30

Hello all

Three weeks still to wait till my scan but I'm definitely looking pregnant! I will have to be very careful about what I wear at work for a while!

olimoss Mon 12-Nov-12 07:49:33

Oh gosh what's the Stats thread for? I'm such a Mumsnet virgin.....

PseudoBadger Mon 12-Nov-12 08:02:07

It just means that this thread doesn't get clogged up with big lists of EDDs etc.

Llama 8+2 today and Im definately showing!! In the process of trying to buy some discreet maternity clothes, especially for work, but its bloody hard!! I normally wearing a pencil skirt and smart top, so it would look odd if I suddenly started wearing trousers. Problem is most maternity pencil skirts seem to only come in over the bump format!!

Lady I hope you get some answers today!!

I thought my sickness was dying down, but its back with a vengance, so is my chronic urtacaria sad so Im generally feeling rubbish and ready to go back to bed!! but Ive got to be at work today, need to get through the next couple of weeks and then the pressure will be off a little bit!!!

I have my booking in appointment tonight, its at home though so I have no idea what they'll check!!

CuriosityCola Mon 12-Nov-12 08:32:11

Thanks for adding me properly Pseudo.

Another one here feeling dreadful. I felt great on Saturday, but awful yesterday. I nearly passed out trying to make breakfast this morning. I think pregnancy should entitle you to extra leave (free child care if you are sahm) for hibernation. grin

MrsBri Mon 12-Nov-12 08:32:58

I'm 8+2 too, Sparkle, and have been showing for at least a week, as I was purest by somebody at work last Monday! My skirt today is quite tight. I have bought new floaty tops though, to attempt to cover the bump.

I want to not buy skirts for work until after my 12 week scan, which is 4 weeks tomorrow.

I was sick this morning, which always seems to make my nausea better for the day. If I'm not sick, the nausea is worse. I'm odd! See how it goes though.

Don't feel too bad today though, which I find unnerving!!

MrsBri Mon 12-Nov-12 08:33:47

Outed, not purest! Auto bloody correct!!

agreed Cola maternity leave should start the moment you get your BFP!!!

Bri Im lucky that no one at work has called me on it, but they must surely have noticed something by now, if now the bump then at least the obsessive biscuit eating!!!

olimoss Mon 12-Nov-12 08:46:06

Oh thank you Pseudo.....

MrsBri Mon 12-Nov-12 09:06:05

Ah yes, the snacking is surely a giveaway.

I'm known for NEVER eating apart from at lunch. Now I eat constantly!

Starting to feel sick again now...yucky!

suzyrut Mon 12-Nov-12 09:14:04

Hi and yeay for new thread. People at work are going to think I'm on the world's worst diet as all I've been eating is fruit but I am getting bigger by the day. Am wearing lots of long scarves and cardigans (thank goodness it's winter). I'm with you mrsbri don't want to buy anything maternity until scan in a couple of weeks.

Good luck for today lady I really hope everthing's ok.

Bri I can currently only get through the morning by having 3 breakfasts!!! So I have two arrowroot biscuits first thing, wait for a few mins before I throw those back up, then I have a bowl of cereal, then when I get to work I have a pain au chocolate. This all helps to turn the actual throwing up in to just queasiness!!! I'm going to be the size of a house BUT atleast I may just survive this with my sanity intacked!!!

Suzy Thats what I've taken too, scarves are a huge help!! But buying new bottoms really was unavoidable because of the bloat/bump action I have going on. my current work skirts have zero give in them!!

pinkapples Mon 12-Nov-12 12:21:34

Wriggly bean is on board and we saw its little kick out which was very sweet and made dh cry almost grin

Got my date through for my 12 week and it is the 25th November on dh's birthday grin exciting

great news apples how come you had an early scan?

We have an early one booked for 1st Decemeber (I'll be 11 weeks) but only because we wanted to start telling people as and when we see them over christmas and my NHS scan is several weeks later!!!

grainmum Mon 12-Nov-12 12:36:34

Come to say hello to the new thread and bringing lots of positive scan vibes. 9+6 today and 14 days until scan.... Much bloating here but no proper bump, don't want to buy special clothes too soon and then just have to get different ones later on...

lady how are you getting on? Thinking of you.

pinkapples Mon 12-Nov-12 13:01:14

It's a fertility baby conceived with ivf that's how I get scans I had one at 7 weeks one at 10 weeks (today) then today they discharged me and I'm considered normal grin

MrsJLS85 Mon 12-Nov-12 13:28:16

yay shiny new thread!!

11 weeks today, feeling quite happy - also I am well into my maternity trousers. Last time I didn't' show til 20 weeks! Much different second time around...

Apples Thats fabulous!! I love an IVF/long term TTC success story grin

LadyFlumpalot Mon 12-Nov-12 13:45:28

Hullo, I am officially bowing out. It's all over, been scanned and there is nothing left. I had a massive bleed this morning.

I wish you all well with your pregnancies, I may lurk around if that's ok.

Please don't be too upset for me, what will be, will be. I'm young, fit an healthy, no reason why I shouldn't fall again soon.

Thank you all for your wishes and kindness, it means a lot.


Dillydollydaydream Mon 12-Nov-12 13:47:52

Glad scan all well apples

I'm 11+2 today and very bloated, don't think it's baby but first thing when I wake with a full bladder I think I can feel a hard bit in my tummy quite low down. Tummy very achey today, hopefully just everything stretching.

Another eater to avoid nausea, so far I've had decaf tea and ginger nuts before I got up, a bowl of cereal, a shortbread biscuit, packet of wotsits and a tuna sandwich. It's not even 2 o'clock yet!

Dillydollydaydream Mon 12-Nov-12 13:50:04

Sorry. Cross posted with ladyflumpalot.
So sorry you're leaving the thread.
Wishing you all the best xx

spiderlight Mon 12-Nov-12 13:50:58

So sorry, LadyFlumpalot sad

suzyrut Mon 12-Nov-12 14:03:42

Really sorry to hear that lady, take care.

take care of yourself Lady best of luck for the future, your positive attitude is inspiring.

olimoss Mon 12-Nov-12 14:21:40

Oh dear, so sorry LadyFlumpalot, hope we have you back soon.

olimoss Mon 12-Nov-12 14:22:32

I have the office to myself all day today and I am afraid I just spent a nice hour on some cushions, under my desk, having a snooze. All I can think about is going home and falling on the sofa for another long nap.

CuriosityCola Mon 12-Nov-12 15:42:11

Really sorry about your news lady. Hope to see you on here again soon. [flower]

DontmindifIdo Mon 12-Nov-12 15:45:23

So sorry to hear that Lady - take care of yourself.

ella0 Mon 12-Nov-12 15:56:15

Just checking in, I'm 10 weeks today. Nothing much to report (still no sickness), although I do have a small bump now!

Fingers crossed for you, Lady.

ella0 Mon 12-Nov-12 15:58:17

I missed the last page - so sorry Lady.

CuriosityCola Mon 12-Nov-12 16:01:18

Ellao very envy at you not having any sickness.

JeffActually Mon 12-Nov-12 16:14:13

Lady so sorry to hear your news. Thinking of you.

Just checking in to new thread. I'm off work today as I spent all last night with the most horrific case of restless leg I have ever had. I literally had 30 minutes sleep and have managed to get 90 minutes during the day today.

Apparently bananas are good to stop the symptoms but I ate one this morning and was then sick sad

I did loads of research and made the mistake of telling DH that apparently having sex makes restless leg symptoms go away...he is going to be sadly dissapointed tonight grin

Bump is definitely showing - I am only 8+2 (probably) but it is my second and the belly didn't really return to nomal when DD arrived blush

Lady - I'm sorry, we thought we had lost this one and although I was upbeat it still needs some headspace for want of a better word.

I had my booking in today, we think between 9+2 -> 9+5 but not completely sure until scan date. I am being classed as high risk which means homebirth out of the question and I have been advised I will not be allowed past 40 weeks for the safety of the baby, the MW was lovely but you could see she was clearly shocked at the traumatic delivery of DC1. The idea of returning to the same delivery suite makes me physically sick. I have about 30 weeks to 'deal with it' and also to gather info on ELCS as they will recommend that over induction if I haven't gone into labour by 40weeks.

Hope everyone else is well & sickness isn;t too bad, mine is easing but still nauseous most of the day.

Sorry to hear your news, Lady sad

dreamydays Mon 12-Nov-12 18:18:40

lady so sorry, I am quite teary reading your post! (wretched hormones). Do look after youself and take it easy. Xx

AlohaMama Mon 12-Nov-12 18:55:32

So sorry Lady what sad news. Please look after yourself, and wishing you a speedy recovery.

LadyFlumpalot Mon 12-Nov-12 19:39:48

Thank you all, now, stop worrying about me and go concentrate on yourselves and your babies!

I'm fully intending to be back on the bus soon enough, and what Lady Flumpalot wants, Lady Flumpalot gets unless it costs loads coz I'm skint.

Sams4lo Mon 12-Nov-12 19:40:45

Big hugs to lady x

dreamydays Mon 12-Nov-12 21:01:13

Yay lady to your positive attitude!

jeff during my last pregnancy, in Switzerland, I was prescribed magnesium supplements. They are prescribed to pg women there as a matter of course and the doctor told me it's to prevent restless leg syndrome (tho presumably there are other downsides to low magnesium too). Might be worth checking whether your pg vitamins include magnesium, otherwise trying some magnesium-rich foods?

JeffActually Mon 12-Nov-12 21:39:16

Thanks Dreamy will do some reserach on mag too!

JeffActually Tue 13-Nov-12 07:02:46

I have discovered an advantage to be pregnant and ill at the same time. I am sitting in bed eating a huge bowl of yoghurt and honey and sipping a mug of hot honey and lemon, whilst MNing and DH hasn't grumbled at me.
He must be knackered though, I kept him awake most of the night before with my bloody riverdancing legs...he's probably just grateful I'm not kicking him grin

jeff my husband is being the same, just tolerating all my weird new behaviour and accepting that sometimes I will get him to do things for me that I'm more than capable of doing myself

The dread lurgy has hit the sparkle house, we've both come down with something!! Husband is way worse but then I've had my flu jab so I'm thinking I have addition immunity plus he has man flu rather than just a cold!!!

spiderlight Tue 13-Nov-12 10:59:56

Restless legs are miserable. I had them really really badly last time. Mine seem to be related to iron deficiency but I'll look into magnesium as well.

I've got a rotten cold too sad

Going to phoen the doctor today because I still haven't heard a peep from the midwives about booking in or anything. Still have no symptoms at all - might do another test actually.

ChicaT Tue 13-Nov-12 11:31:00

My jeans felt snug before I even knew I was pregnant! I'm usually a size 8 and 5'8" but by 6 weeks had already put on 2kg ugh, without changing my diet and with cutting out wine! Up TWO WHOLE sizes in jeans, not happy, I was hoping for the 'supermodel bump'!. However I suspect a thyroid disorder might have kicked in which would explain it, having it checked out now. Now 9 weeks and dying for week 12 when I can start telling people I'm not fat I'm pregnant! I usually don't eat any sugar (very sensitive tummy) but I recently realized it it works to stave off nausea (for me at least), so I'm stocking up on Ribena and Orangina.

My thoughts are with you Lady F.

newlondoner Tue 13-Nov-12 13:01:02

Hello! Long time no hear from me. Lady, I am really impressed by your attitude and strength - wow. Best of luck!

I am now about 10 weeks and have managed to convince myself I am having a silent miscarriage - amongst millions of other horrible things. Although I have got fairly manageable symptoms (no MS, just tiredness and lots of peeing), I think ante-natal depression is coming back this time too. I have a very short temper (poor DD!) and I find it hard to get up and go in the morning. I hate feeling like this - and hate being pregnant for that very reason.

Had my booking last week - nothing exciting but I really liked my named midwife, which made me feel a bit better. The system in this hospital seems to be better than in my last hospital as well which is reassuring. Onwards and upwards...

monal Tue 13-Nov-12 15:00:57

Lady, I like your attitude and my fingers are crossed for you.

Lyftiduft Tue 13-Nov-12 15:26:45

Lady, good luck- they say you're more fertile after a mc, hope you get a sticky bean soon smile

I'm booked in now, m/w reckons I'm due 6/6, I make it more like 11/6 because my cycle is a bit longer but we'll see! Wasn't particularly impressed with her but I have a named team, and two of them I've seen before when I had DS so hoping/will try to get them for future appointments. However she is doing my referral for an ELCS request though she didn't seem particularly in favour - I had an awful experience with DS which is still affecting me a bit now and he's almost 2 and I was told after his birth by the consultant who delivered him I could request ELCS next time too for medical reasons (3rd degree tear and risk of incontinence), so it's not like I just don't fancy a natural birth!

Sickness is worse if anything here, got a busy few weeks with work so it better clear up soon... DS seems to have decided afternoon napping is for wimps as well so there goes that chance to get anything done or rest! hmm

All I seem to do is moan on here, sorry. Hope everyone else is feeling ok.

suzyrut Tue 13-Nov-12 16:10:32

As a follow up was just wondering where you ladies who are buying maternity clothes were getting them from?? It's 10 years since my last pregnancy and have my fingers crossed that there have been massive style leaps forward in that time!

olimoss Tue 13-Nov-12 17:00:12

Suzyrut - I bought a dress from Isabella Oliver to wear to a quite fancy wedding but otherwise haven't really thought about maternity clothes - hoping to just buy maybe a size bigger for as long as I can....my friend also recommended Seraphine to me....

Onemoreforgoodmeasure Tue 13-Nov-12 17:19:24

Just checking in on the new thread. I've caught up on the news, sorry to hear things haven't worked out Lady, I admire your spirit and hope to see you back soon.

I was 11 weeks yesterday. I have my scan next week. I'm just hoping they see something. My symptoms eased off from week 9 and are so mild now. I notice a lot of people are here are still struggling with nauseau but some are more similar to me. That's comforting. What I wouldn't give for a really good bout of nausea! If all goes well with my scan then I will relax and appreciate not feeling so awful, but until then...

I have bought a few bits of cheap clothing to supplement my bloated belly and expanding hips! Luckily I wear a lot of shift dresses that hide a bit of belly!

Onemoreforgoodmeasure Tue 13-Nov-12 17:20:20

My things came from Asos, I'd never purchased from them before but it was fine.

TheBakersWife Tue 13-Nov-12 17:23:58

Oh olimoss I bought my wedding dress from Isabella Olliver, we were married 2 weeks before ds2 was born (talk about shotgun!) Anyway, they miscalculated the VAT refund and the return of another dress I'd ordered to try and I got it all for free - excellent service! Am eager to see other recommendations though, l

TheBakersWife Tue 13-Nov-12 17:26:55

Ooops looked in our local Mothercare and it looked tatty.
Although this all feels a bit like counting my chickens... Dd has contracted Slapped Cheek, just waiting on blood test results to come back to see if I'm immune. Have to wait till Monday, keep getting period like cramps & hoping it's all in the mind - ho hum

I bought a lot of clothes from mummy and little me last time including a balloon and some everyday trousers. I also lived in next non maternity linen trousers.

Have just discovered I've put on about 8lb on two weeks, this isnt babybut my rubbish crisp addiction. Need to get a handle on it fast and start drinking more water as well, I know dieting in pg is frowned on but I'm getting blubbery! !!

I've had my booking-in bloods done today (actual booking in not till next Wednesday, but they caught me early so all the results are ready for next week!). 8 vials they had off me, 8 shock. Now I know they're not just the booking in ones, there were a few others I needed doing and got them done together, but the MW who did it went off to check my weight and see whether I had enough blood in my arm to do them all at once grin

Just need to remember to take my booking-in wee sample with me on Wednesday! Scan is on 30th November, later than I thought - I need to check that it's within the nuchal scan limits as according to today's MW I'm 11 weeks already and that's a while away yet...

Just to clarify I bought a ballgown NOT a balloon! !!

flutterby123 Tue 13-Nov-12 18:43:52

Hi all, sorry I've not been on in a while. Had my first mw appointment yday. She was lovely. Had different tests, including urine and I had a high level of ketones (spelling??) in it. I think that's the same thing people get when they do the atkins diet. Is it from your body burning muscle as it's not getting enough energy from food? I've hardly been able to eat anything for a while now. Started being sick again this week, not good. Although have just had tea and feel a bit better now. MW said I should get an appointment through for a scan next week. I was offered nuchal fold testing. Anyone got any thoughts on this? I'm veering towards having it done, but I'm not sure.

olimoss Tue 13-Nov-12 18:57:55

Flutterby - I think the nuchal fold thing is really personal. Boyfriend and I agreed even before I got pregnant that we'd run the whole gamut of tests if necessary, I've other friends who didn't at all. It really depends on how you feel about risks, etc.

TheBakersWife - the Isabella Oliver dress is lovely, came beautifully packaged as well but think it was made for a giant. I'm just over 5'6" and it still needed inches and inches taking off the hem!

In other news I think I might be slightly less nauseous but any relief has been replaced by really ridiculous tiredness. I absolutely had a nap under my desk at work yesterday! I'm also having strange food cravings - tonight it's packet tacos, something I've not had (or remotey desired) since I was about 15.

This whole pregnancy thing is utterly nuts already, and I'm only 11 weeks along....

DontmindifIdo Tue 13-Nov-12 19:02:40

Suzyrut - topshop maternity is actually very good, as is Seraphine I've got quite a few bits from Mamas and Papas and Boden (most from having DS and unfortunately I'd snapped and bought some new jeans before having the MC in July - feels like tempting fate again to get it all back out of the loft, but I'm running out of wearable clothes!)

EddieIzzardIsOrange Tue 13-Nov-12 19:22:37

Hello! Sorry I've been a bit rubbish, I do keep reading just not a lot of posting

I cant beleive people are only getting to the 'slightly snug' jeans stage, I've been in comfy stretchy ones practically since the line appeared! nothing to do with this babys fondness for chips oh no

Am 11+2 today, got my 12 weeks scan next Thursday

Take care Lady

Sunbeam18 Tue 13-Nov-12 20:13:04

Hi! Glad to have found you all! I was on the old thread, wondering why nobody had posted for days!
I'm 8+2, and having early scan tomorrow! So nervous and excited!
Symptoms not too severe - occasional nausea that is helped by eating carbs, and feeling faint first thing in morning. Oh, and being desperate for bed at 9pm.
Good to hear a range of symptoms from others.
Am still wearing normal clothes, but my jeans won't fasten! Must be the almond croissants....

AlohaMama Tue 13-Nov-12 21:25:20

Fortunately our bathroom scales have broken so I have no way of telling if the pounds are piling on or not! And am wearing comfy low-waisted skirts, that stretched through most of the last pregnancy, so no way of telling there either. Ignorance is bliss!!

I've just ordered a couple of things online from New Look. No idea what the quality will be but I decided I didn't want to spend any money on clothes this time. You end up wearing so many things for such a short period anyway as your body changes so much. The only things that really lasted were a great monsoon (non-maternity) cross-over dress that i wore (and stretched) throughout. So comfy! I did make the mistake of stretching lots of clothes though, thinking how great it was that I could wear them throughout pregnancy and then subsequently realising they were all stretched and mis-shapen. Still I can get those back out of the loft now...

Otherwise I can happily report I slept all last night without waking up feeling sick, instead of the usual 2 or 3 times. So happy! All went pear shaped as soon as I got up but still, happy for small mercies!

MummyInHeels Wed 14-Nov-12 06:50:35

Hello girls! Not been around much as busy with work and I'm so glad we have a new thread and that some of you are also feeling snug in your jeans! As this is my first pregnancy and I'm the first of my friends to be pregnant, I have no idea what's normal and what isn't! I've had a 'bump' for about 3 weeks now and I'm only 8 weeks+0! Obviously, as the baby is about the size of a grape, this can't be baby? Is it just bloatedness then? I usually wear a size 6 and I've always been known for being very tiny, so it's very noticeable!
I've got my first midwife appt today, don't really know what to expect apart from the screening test questions. I've read all the leaflets they sent me. I heard a rumour that some people get to hear baby's heartbeat through a doppler thing, but I'm not getting my hopes up because I googled it just now and it seems that midwives don't like doing it as heartbeats are hard to find and so cause unnecessary worry. We'll see, I'm going to ask anyway. Also, my mum has mithered me to make sure I ask for a strep b test. Anyone else asked for that?

MrsBri Wed 14-Nov-12 08:25:23

I'm 8+4 and have also had a bump for a while...most annoying as everyone knows I'm pregnant.

No sickness today, which I find disconcerting. Still a bit twingey though. I did retch once or twice, but not sure that counts as sickness!

I'd much prefer consistent symptoms. Anybody else with that?! :-) I've got good at not letting being sick get in the way too...throw up and move on!

Aloha I stopped weighing myself when I was diagnosed with PCOS, my special diet book told me that those with PCOS shouldnt weigh themselves due to the horrid water rentention thing, so I have absolutely no idea whats going on!! except I can't do my clothes up, round the belly area, but everything else still fits.

Mummy Its not baby as such, but still a bump!! especially if it doesn't go down!!!

With my first pg I was quite bloated until 12/13 weeks and jeans were getting snug, needing to wear dresses etc but then the bloat vanished and in fact I didn't show noticeably until 26 weeks. As of today I am drinking more water and cutting back on the carbs as the nausea is easing and I really don;t want to be left with 2-3stone to lose afterwards like last time

Cereal Have you spoken to your midwife? I'm worried that you are contemplating dieting, and its really not a good idea when your preggers!

Secret - I'm not dieting, honest, I am cutting out the sweet sugary and very processed carbs which until MS hit I hadn't eaten in a long time. MW agrees I need to be aware of weigh gain as I have a problem with my hip - I am just having a balanced diet and upping my water intake. 3 or 4 bags of hula hoops a day is only going to end badly wink

jolly good!!

but shock at hula hoops not being good for you!!!

JeffActually Wed 14-Nov-12 10:37:25

Morning all!
I've just weighed myself and have lost half a stone since Friday shock Have been really poorly with a hideous sore throat and all over aching. Feel a touch better today and am visiting my lovely mum for her birthday...we're going out for lunch AND dinner so I have a feeling that the half stone will rediscover itself by the end of the week.
I put on too much weight last pregnancy and didn't lose the last stone before this little one turned up so I am not to worried about losing it. My lovely DH has been ensuring that I eat fruit and vegetables if nothing else!
Can anyone who has been pregnant before remember when can feel the top of the actual bump...is it fundal line or summat?
I swear in my last pregnancy I could never really tell where it was but the midwife seemed happy. I keep poking my lower belly trying to work out if anything is there yet....sadly all I am finding is more belly!

secret and cereal Hula hoops have holes through the middle and therefore no calories....I thought everyone knew that?!

suzyrut Wed 14-Nov-12 10:48:51

Hi all thanks for the maternity clothes recommendations I will get on the internet after my scan next week. Got the ususal round of christmassy functions (but without the usual drinking sad) and a wedding reception to go to, will probably all be in exactly the same outfit!

mrsbri my symptoms started going at about your stage and are much less now (sorry to anyone still in the midst of suffering)

PseudoBadger Wed 14-Nov-12 11:01:55

I was very surprised at my scales this morning - I've been feeling so fat all over and have been eating all the time (hula hoops - yum, 2 packs today already...) to stop feeling sick - but have only put on 0.5 kilo in 4 weeks. DS is helping by still BFing though I'm sure grin and I am trying to be healthier than last pregnancy (when my sickness was much worse).

MrsJLS85 Wed 14-Nov-12 11:58:02

Hello girls! Am well into my maternity jeans now, and loving it! Second time around, and I am showing MUCH sooner than last time.

And, same as last time, I am craving fruit like crazy!! I guess thats a good thing because it means I'm eating rather healthily, and it certain helps keep things.. regular...

A note on dieting/unhealthy eating in pregnancy: There have been a lot of studies that show how cutting calories, or eating unhealthily generally when pregnant, can lead to a greater chance of obesity for your child. Because in the womb the child receives messages like: "it seems obtaining proper calories is hard to come by. Therefore when I am born I must slow down my metabolism to hang onto the calories that I do receive"

Of course that being said, in your first trimester you just have to eat what you can get to power through the nausea. Just know you can make up for it when you're feeling better by eating lots of fruit and veg, protein, good carbs, etc. Eating fish is proven to reduce your chance of premature birth. Studies show that Inuit communities have the lowest rate of premature births in the world (due to their fish intake).

MrsBri Wed 14-Nov-12 12:07:49

Ooh...that's good to know, Suzy. I've been worried all morning. :-/

I work in a research post with access to medical journals and have done an amount of reading on the benefits to ensuring a healthy weight over the course of a pregnancy reducing complications in labour, gestational diabetes and PE (I had complications in labour last time so therefore eager to avoid issues again).

I'm not joining slimfast or eating three meals of special K a day. I am however going to be realistic about the weight which my body can cope with given I have a physical defect in my hip which is worse when pg/or heavier. MW quite happy to support me in my healthy eating campaign given my BMI has gone from 23 to 26 in 6 weeks.

now wondering if my addiction to fish caused DC1 to go so overdue......

spiderlight Wed 14-Nov-12 13:24:18

Just phoned my surgery to find out why I've not heard from teh midwife about my booking-in yet.
-Did you fill in the form we gave you?
-You didn't give me a form.
So I don't exist yet and SH will have to call and pick a form up on his way home from work. I still have no symptoms though. I've got another test upstairs but it's several months pert its use-by date - will it be reliable?

spiderlight after a certain point pg tests are not reliable as the levels of HCG are too high for the pg test to measure them.

I only booked in at 9+2 (or 6 depending on whose dates you believe)

CuriosityCola Wed 14-Nov-12 15:06:58

spiderlight my booking in appointment isn't until I'm 12 weeks. How many weeks are you now?

suzyrut Wed 14-Nov-12 16:03:53

Hi spiderlight we must have the same doctors!! My booking in isn't until 12 weeks with scan a few days after because they forgot to send forms, happened to be at the hospital for an early pregnancy scan (which my doctor had sent me to without referring me properly) and I ended up doing it myself at the maternity unit reception!

Just not sure a lot of doctors are really clued up about pregnancy and the process, when I was worried about disappearing symptoms she said "oh in my second pregnancy I didn't have any symptoms"...yeah except I came in for a medical opinion not a chat about what your pregancies were like (sorry ranty pregnancy hormones got the better of me there for a second!!)

pinkapples Wed 14-Nov-12 19:16:45

Omg am now mega freaked out mrs... I don't want a fat baby! Or an obese child sad will defo start the veggies I already eat salad every day for dinner (except for takeaways) but will defo easy up on the crisps and sweeties grin

CollectorOfCookbooks Wed 14-Nov-12 20:32:12

Wow, hadn't realised there was a new thread!

I've posted in pregnancy but not had any responses and I'm starting to flap a bit. I'm 9w+4, due June 15th.

Sorry for TMI.

Have quite a lot of CM at present, and it's suddenly turned brownish. Not bleeding, but enough for me to feel the CM like the start of a period if you know what I mean.

Not sure whether to call midwife or NHS or if that's way overkill - I mean, there really isn't much when I wipe, it's the colour which is alarming me. DH is away with work, and I suppose I have been doing a bit too much, and I've had a horrid cold which hasn't helped.

Any advice? I just want to cry, which isn't going to help but might make me feel a bit better.

If I get through this I promise to start eating more salad and fruit!

fishface2 Wed 14-Nov-12 20:38:24

Call someone collector. Not because I think it sounds alarming but just to put your mind at rest. I'm not sure what it means but I'd want to know. Lots of love x

CollectorOfCookbooks Wed 14-Nov-12 20:58:13

Thanks Fishface. Will do.

Mummy I don't think group b strep tests are reliable this far out - from what I remember they may test at 36 weeks (ish) if you have history that indicates it's necessary, but don't do them as standard. I tested positive for it after DS was born, since he was on preventative anti-bs in nicu anyway they just continued those for a full week post-birth. This time round I don't know what will happen, does anyone know if gbs can still be a factor with csections? I know for normal labours they like to give IV anti-bs for a certain length of time before delivery, can't remember how long though.

LadyFlumpalot Wed 14-Nov-12 21:04:08

Call someone Collector Please.

CuriosityCola Wed 14-Nov-12 21:05:43

Do you have any pain or cramps collector? Many people have bleeding in the first trimester (think it's almost 50%), so try and not to worry. I would call your midwife anyway. Now go and put your feet up and take it easy for a while. <bossy emoticon>

CollectorOfCookbooks Wed 14-Nov-12 21:19:35

I've put a call in and am waiting for a callback. I have what I'd call 'niggles' rather than cramps - not in pain as such - but I think one of the reasons I'm so worried is that in the last few days my MS has really eased off, and my breasts aren't so sore.

Thanks for the support. I'll let you know.

I'm sorry about your loss, Lady x

CuriosityCola Wed 14-Nov-12 21:23:55

Glad you phoned. Do you have someone with you?

You are around the stage where your symptoms could be improving anyway. I think everyones posts on here shows there is no rules to pregnancy symptoms. Try and take things as easy as possible.

AlohaMama Wed 14-Nov-12 22:53:30

Afternoon ladies. Went to the ob this morning for first appointment and she was called away for 2 deliveries so having spent 2 hours off work, I know have to go back tomorrow. The only thing her nurse said was that the pregnancy test line was faint. Not sure what that means really. Either I'm pregnant or the constant sickness, bulging tummy and growing boobs are figments of my imagination confused.

Trying my best to ignore all your virtuous comments about eating fruit and veg. I think I will stick to my carb-based diet for the moment, till I can look a vegetable in the eye!

CollectorOfCookbooks Thu 15-Nov-12 06:25:43

Morning all

Thanks for your virtual hand holding last night, it really helped. Midwife rang back and was great, very reassuring, and she thinks it sounds like old blood coming away from cervical erosion. Said to keep an eye on it and if it gets any worse then to call back or go in to EPU and that I should take things a bit easier.

Managed to get some sleep and whilst the niggles are still there the bleeding has eased off.

Roll on that scan at the start of December! Thanks again

aloha my eating shall remain carb rich while vomiting is a key part of my day!!

collector glad you feel better, has the bleeding stopped?

I woke up this morning feeling rather good, and thinking maybe things have calmed down a bit! But then it hit me and I spent 20 mins spewing!!! My fingers are so tightly crossed that I hit the magic 12 and the sickness goes (3 weeks and counting)

PseudoBadger Thu 15-Nov-12 08:14:30

Magic 12? doesn't want to mention it was more like 16 weeks last time sad

Badger I refuse to acknowledge that information!! It says in my book that most women start to feel better after 12 weeks!! That's what I'm aiming for, if I can just retain my sanity for 3 more weeks!!

DontmindifIdo Thu 15-Nov-12 08:31:53

hi all, collector, if you're really not happy, call back the midwife and ask if you can go for a scan. There's not point being brave, make a fuss, however IIRC it's bright red blood that you should worry about, brown blood is "old" blood.

I rather embarrassingly fainted on the train yesterday, not great. Ended up telling another mum of what of the boys at DS's nursery that I'm pregnant as she was in the same carriage. when can we get those "baby on board" badges to get a seat?

Have others got their scan dates through yet? I'm 10 weeks tomorrow, you'd think they'd have sent it by now. Might give them until tomorrow then call to see if I'm on the list.

Sunbeam18 Thu 15-Nov-12 08:45:39

Collector, glad things seem better this morning. Last night must have been scary.
I had my early scan last night and it was amazing! There is actually a baby in there!!! We saw heartbeat and kicking legs and waving arms at 8+6. hard to believe! Feel so relieved.

CuriosityCola Thu 15-Nov-12 09:19:58

Badger I was sick right through last time. Was even puking during labour. Still aiming for 12 weeks this time <optimist>grin

CollectorOfCookbooks Thu 15-Nov-12 10:15:01

Yes, the bleeding has eased right off, but it's still a coming through a little bit - but I feel much better, and whilst I'm still a bit niggly it's not crampy anymore, I've stopped catching my breath with it if you see what I mean. I'm knicker checking every hour!

I've a scan on 5th December - but don't worry, if it starts up again I will make a fuss! Last night was pretty scary Sunbeam, also it really brought it home to me that DH has just started a contract working away 3 days a week and that I don't want to worry him, but at the same time I wanted him, and he's going to be 5 days a week away from February... <wibble> Your scan sounds amazing, can't wait for mine.

Hope you're feeling better Don'tMind, I was on the tube on Tuesday and really struggled, was fine once I got a seat but for a while I thought I was going to keel over!

MrsJLS85 Thu 15-Nov-12 10:59:34

just had my 12 week scan (they dated me 11 + 5). Am SOOO happy! Was lovely to see the little one in there, wiggling away.
Am desperate for MS to ease off but last time it didn't til around 14-16 weeks. Will just have to hang in there a few more weeks.

Collector glad the bleeding has eased off, take it easy and rest.

Aloha what a shame you have to return again today, but hopefully you have a nice appt with the midwife this time. Did she explain why the faint +?

suzyrut Thu 15-Nov-12 11:33:33

Congrats on your scans mrs and sunbeam how lovely for you both.

collector glad to hear you're feeling better.

and good luck to day aloha hope everything goes well, second time lucky.

olimoss Thu 15-Nov-12 11:59:08

Collector hope all stays well with you from now on, fingers crossed.

Nice to hear the scans news, is exciting. Mine's next Wednesday - am expecting it to be scary/weird/exciting/OMG-ing all at the same time.

Just had a call from my midwife so say my urine was tested and they have found evidence of a UTI - I have no real symptoms at all, unless it's the weeing all the time I do, but I figured that was just cause I drink a lot of water at the moment! Anyway I have to now go collect some antibiotics from the GP to take. I have so assiduously avoided any medicine this whole time (am 11+3) that it seems a bit urgh to take it now. Still, I suppose I must.

grainmum Thu 15-Nov-12 15:26:23

olimoss our scans will be same day - just received a letter from hospital today changing mine from 26th to 21st. Exciting, scared, but really pleased that DH has been able to swap his day of annual leave.

dreamydays Thu 15-Nov-12 20:00:15

Mrs congrats on being the first of us to reach the 12 week scan! It's so exciting that we're beginning to get to that stage. Mine is next Friday...

Told my boss today, I was feeling gulty at not telling him as he'll have lots to sort out and we won't see each other much for the next couple of weeks. We don't get on brilliantly but he was in fact reasonably supportive. But I was a mess, couldn't stop crying as I asked him not to tell anyone else as I've a history of MCs. Wasn't the professional approach I was aiming for! I've had a hellish week at work, haven't been sleeping (partly for worry about telling him) and am dissolving into a tired and emotional wreck!

MummyInHeels Thu 15-Nov-12 20:02:07

Thanks for the advice regarding strep b - my widwife said its the new buzzword at the moment with new mums and as they test urine at every antenatal visit, if there's anything wrong then it will show up so to stop worrying!
My scan is booked for December 10th - can't wait!
I have a really stupid question...
I'm eating really healthily and have been munching on spinach thinking it's great for some extra folic acid and iron etc. However, on the packet it says that it's especially high in vitamin A shock
Is spinach safe? I thought we had to avoid Vit A?
Sorry if i'm being really thick!

MummyInHeels Thu 15-Nov-12 20:02:31

midwife, obviously - not widwife! xx

AlohaMama Thu 15-Nov-12 20:35:22

Hi all

collector Glad things seem to be calming down, hopefully nothing to worry about.

curiosity I'm pretending I didn't read that. Last time I definitely felt better at around 12 weeks, and I'm sticking to that. Can't cope with the idea of feeling sick for another 30 weeks!

Anyway I had my appointment this morning. No mention of a faint positive so I guess that was nothing to worry about. I had a dating scan, showing now as 8+1 so a couple of days earlier than my calculations. I think they're going for an earlier due date as last time I had to deliver early due to hefty size of DS. Oh yes and there was definitely a baby in there with a good strong heartbeat so that's good! Took lots of blood. Now I think it's just 4 weekly appointments till my next scan at 18-20 weeks. I live in Hawaii so the system is a bit different here, I think you just have the dating scan then 18-20 scan where you can find out gender if you want and they do all the measurements. Then I guess that's it if there aren't any problems.

AlohaMama Fri 16-Nov-12 04:33:05

By the way, I have a recommendation for morning sickness...I've been feeling awful all day, managed to have a small dinner but was still feeling sick. I've just eaten a Haagen Daazs ice cream bar and am feeling remarkably better. For all those fellow sufferers out there, I highly recommend it. Now I'm no doctor but I'm pretty sure that must be some kind of conclusive proof on the medical benefits of Haagen Daazs smile

aloha minstrels had the same effect on me... Until they came back up 30 mins later sad mildly jealous of all those scans!!!

MrsJLS85 Fri 16-Nov-12 07:29:59

congrats Aloha on successful scan :-) Its lovely seeing the little one in there, and the heartbeat!

mummy, I'm sure you would have to eat A LOT of spinach injecting it with an IV for it to start being a problem. I think you're safe! The advice is to stay away from Vitamin A tablets.

CuriosityCola Fri 16-Nov-12 10:21:09

Yum...I didn't know they sold it as an ice-cream bar. I have been munching popcorn. It is healthy apart from the sugargrin

suzyrut Fri 16-Nov-12 12:28:24

Morning ladies and happy friday! Have you guys had your booking in appointments yet? Mine's tomorrow and I have a couple of questions....

1. Did you take your dh/ps?
2. I had pre-eclampsia with my daughter 10 years ago has anyone had a pregnancy afterwards and how do they manage it?

Also car broke down this morning (busy dual carriageway in fast lane!!) and according to sharp intake of breath style comment from AA man it's going to cost between 1 and 2 thousand to fix, just what I need before christmas and with baby on the way!!!!!

Thanks all smile

Suzy I had mine on monday, it was at home, and DH was there as well. It was useful to have him there actually because I didnt take it nearly as much as he did because it was a bit of an information overload!!

MrsBri Fri 16-Nov-12 12:37:03

Oh my god, Suzy, thank god you're ok.

What's wrong with the car? Is it worth fixing? Ouch though :-(

I'd like to know if people take partners to booking in too as I know my DH will want to come.

grainmum Fri 16-Nov-12 12:49:16

I'm not taking my DH to booking - I think he would just get too bored with endless questions and find it hard not to show it. He's definitely coming to scan though.

CuriosityCola Fri 16-Nov-12 13:04:34

My dh came with me last time to booking in appointment. It's not necessary as it is just a load of questions, but he likes coming along to these things. Was worth it to hear baby's heartbeat. Good chance to meet the midwife etc.

MrsJLS85 Fri 16-Nov-12 13:46:25

DH came with me to booking in first time around because he just wanted to meet the midwife, see the procedure, and just generally be a part of the process. It was actually quite useful for him, and helpful because they do ask a bit of family medical background stuff, etc. This 2nd time around though he felt he didn't need to come, he stayed home with DD, and that was best. He will only come to scans for this pregnancy.

Dh came with me both last time (1st pg) and this time. This time because quite honestly we're both shit scared of this pregnancy and labour, I needed him with me as I couldn't have walked through the doors on my own.

suzyrut Fri 16-Nov-12 15:20:43

Thanks all, dp is first time dad (this is my 3rd so I think I'm a bit blaze about the whole thing) so he's pretty keen on coming with.

mrsbri thanks am fine, it's an automatic and looks like the gearbox has gone, just stopped driving, fortunately I was going downhill and someone nice let me pull over as soon as I stuck my hazards on so rolled to the side of the road! Typically it's just outside of warranty!!!

Sunbeam18 Fri 16-Nov-12 15:30:35

I had my booking in yesterday and just went alone. My boyf offered to come, but I didn't think it was necessary. It's just a load of questions about medical history, urine sample and four tubes of blood taken! I was told it was too early to hear heartbeat at 9 weeks. He came to the scan this week though, and will be at all scans. X

MrsBri Fri 16-Nov-12 15:31:21

Make sure you write to the manufacturer and ask for a goodwill contribution to the cost.

Emphasise the danger you were in, etc.

Can sometimes get a fair chunk towards it that way :-)

Sunbeam18 Sat 17-Nov-12 09:16:46

Have I missed a new thread starting again??

MrsBri Sat 17-Nov-12 09:20:36

No...just gone quiet for some reason.

CuriosityCola Sat 17-Nov-12 09:30:54

Threads in here always go quiet at the weekend. Less time to fret grin

PseudoBadger Sat 17-Nov-12 09:34:49

I'm here, 10 weeks today - it's gone very fast! Less time to think about it this time grin

MrsBri Sat 17-Nov-12 10:37:09

I'm 9 weeks today...booking in appt next Saturday then my scan on 11th. Can't wait for the scan. Want to get that milestone done! :-)

Dillydollydaydream Sat 17-Nov-12 11:19:56

Getting there ladies smile
I'm between 11/12 weeks now! Still have to wait 12days Til the scan tho sad it's dragging so much.
Won't believe it's real until I see it!

PseudoBadger Sat 17-Nov-12 11:45:49

Mine isn't until the 10th and I'll be over 13 weeks - ages!

elmo1983 Sat 17-Nov-12 14:22:41

hi all - is this thread for those due in June?

i am 10 weeks (First) - booking appt on Monday and just hoping scan isn't too long after!!

congrats all smile

MrsBri Sat 17-Nov-12 14:57:49

How are you remaining sane, Badger? That really is a looooong time!

Hi elmo :-)

PseudoBadger Sat 17-Nov-12 15:12:26

Nothing I can do MrsBri so just have to go with it sad

MrsBri Sat 17-Nov-12 15:20:42

Do you think it was easier in the days without scans / the internet? Find out you're pregnant and just get on with it?

PseudoBadger Sat 17-Nov-12 15:31:20

That's kind of the approach I'm taking this time grin

arlandria666 Sat 17-Nov-12 17:16:12

Hello all you lovely mummy's to be...i am a bit late joining this thread but only just found it, a bit new to Mum's Net but reading all the comments from you lovely ladies is so reassuring smile
I am 11+2 and don't have my dating scan til 3rd December which seems SO far way i will be 13+4 does anyone else have to wait this long or am i just being mardy cos i want to see baby lol

DontmindifIdo Sat 17-Nov-12 17:34:59

hi newbies! Willkommen, bienvenue, welcome! Pull up a chair, crack open the alcohol free tipple of your choice and pass round the biscuits...

I've not had my scan appointment through yet and I'm 10 weeks now, is anyone else this far along and still waiting to hear when theirs is? I think I'll call up on Monday and ask...

Also, has anyone else called it yet and started wearing maternity clothes? I've got a lot in the loft from DS, feels a bit early but my clothes I still fit in to is rather limited...

Lyftiduft Sat 17-Nov-12 18:15:20

Hello newbies. Yay for your scan Aloha smile

I'm 11 weeks according to mw dates and not had scan appt through yet either. Was told it usually takes about a week from booking to be 'on the system' here then to expect the letter a few days later. I'm guessing I'll be at closer to 13w by the time I get mine too.

Dontmind, I am in maternity trousers/skirts now, have a definite 'bump'. Need to get maternity leggings and bigger/maternity tights too...

CuriosityCola Sat 17-Nov-12 18:44:35

I have started wearing my maternity jeans (10 weeks pg). Need some new leggings and tights. Found that maternity tights made a huge difference last time.

I got my scan letter this morning, 5th December when I'll be 13+0 so hopefully still able to do nuchal scan test as this time we are opting in to every test and scan we can have.

dreamydays Sat 17-Nov-12 19:19:17

Totally agree about tights. Finding mine so uncomfortable these days. But feel I need to wait for the scan before digging out the maternity clothes - so I know it's not just biscuits in there!

arlandria welcome, I am just a day ahead of you at 11+3. My scan is on Fri, ie 23rd - seems unfair you have to wait til Dec!

CuriosityCola Sat 17-Nov-12 19:28:32

anothercerealnamechanger is it bad etiquette to ask about your previous birth experience? Or to ask for link to your birth story if you don't want to frighten first timers.

Only asking as you have mentioned a couple of things, but I haven't wanted to comment or offer suggestions when I don't know what I'm talking about. Plus I'm nosey grin

cola I recently did a thread in childbirth about my options as I see them, if you can find it that'll give you a heads up on what occurred.

Squidge123 Sat 17-Nov-12 19:38:00

Talking about scans, with my daughter my hospital didn't do a dating scan so my 1st scan was at 20 weeks!! I have booking in on tues when am 10+2 then will get scan date then. Hi to all the newbies x

CuriosityCola Sat 17-Nov-12 20:39:01

anothercerealnamechanger I hope you end up with a birth plan that you feel comfortable with. I think the way you have been feeling is perfectly justifiable. Lots of good advice on your other thread.

I'm trying to have as little intervention as possible, but will see what kind of labour I get. I need to research what impact having a previous episiotomy will have..if any. Don't really have the stomach for it at the moment though, so I'm going for ignorance is bliss approach.

arlandria666 Sat 17-Nov-12 21:41:50

dreamydays i thinks its unfair too and have been sulking quite a lot lol i did have a scan at just under 7 weeks due to an early bleed and saw the heart beat then so maybe i should suck my bottom lip back in lol when are you due so far they have given me 6th June x x

SunnyL Sun 18-Nov-12 07:57:18

Finally told my parents last night which is a relief. My Dad is a retired GP who clearly has lots of sensible advise so its great that i can now ask him. He says there will be a honeymoon period between 16 weeks and 30 weeks when i'll feel fab. He also pointed out that when he did his medical training a woman of 25 was classed as an older mother. At 32 i'm positively geriatric!

pinkapples Sun 18-Nov-12 08:14:56

Oh my goodness sunny 25 is so not an older mother... I wouldn't have thought so anyway just have to get to 16 weeks then only 5 weeks to go grin

DontmindifIdo Sun 18-Nov-12 08:21:49

SunnyL, if it makes you feel any better, when I was pregnant with DS we had a few friends and both 'grannies to be' over (not a baby shower as I don't do baby showers, I did conceed having a girlie afternoon of chatting and eating cake sounded nice though) - we were talking about length of stays in hospital and I'd said that if it all went to plan I could be out the same day, but most likely just be kept in overnight and home the following morning. My darling mother loudly said "but surely you'll be kept in longer, what with you being an older mother? Do'nt they keep the high risk woman in for a bit?"

I was 30.

dreamydays Sun 18-Nov-12 09:22:34

arlandria I also had a scan at 6+6! To check heartbeat following previous mc's. So far I am due 5 June but I guess that might change at the scan this week.

By the way I am in France where the patient gets a lot more control over scan dates - going to the gyn is just like going to the GP. She told me she wanted to see me between 12 and 13 weeks and I made the appointment for Fri.

At 13+4 will you be too late for the nuchal scan, if you want it?

arlandria666 Sun 18-Nov-12 12:36:31

dreamydays i never thought of that i am going to ring the department tomorrow and see what they say x x

MrsJLS85 Sun 18-Nov-12 14:16:50

cola I'm in the same boat as had episiotomy (and tear) last time and know that soon I will have to start researching what my options are this time, but dreading it. I also want as little intervention as possible, and am hoping with fingers crossed that giving birth second time around would be slightly.... easier? You know, things already stretched etc. would love to not tear again!

CuriosityCola Sun 18-Nov-12 15:27:14

That's exactly what I was hoping. Was telling this to dh and he helpfully contributed, 'I thought the stitches pulled everything back together again...<thoughtful silence>....like new?!' I haven't actually been able to correct this as I couldn't stop laughing long enough to speak. grin

DontmindifIdo Sun 18-Nov-12 16:20:19

Ok, people keep telling me it'll be quicker this time round...

ella0 Sun 18-Nov-12 16:36:56

I'm 11 weeks tomorrow and my scan's on Tuesday. I was given my scan date over the phone at 7 weeks, but I haven't seen anyone in person yet; they do the booking in at the same time as the scan here.

CuriosityCola Sun 18-Nov-12 16:38:42

Just been reading the humiliating thread in childbirth. Think they might have enough anecdotes for a very funny book.

Here's hoping we all have fast and efficient labours.

<whispers> I may have found a cure for morning sickness. Has anyone had the gingerbread muffin from Costa? Amazing!

grainmum Sun 18-Nov-12 17:22:17

Hi everyone, hope you're all well. It's exciting as scans get closer but also I keep running through all the alternative outcomes in my head. I have a job interview tomorrow so that will keep me distracted for a little while but I have told them I'm pregnant so not holding my breath.

Good luck grainmum

I had that moment of realising that I was pg today, other than tiredness. I decided to cook up several different casseroles, bake a crumble, prepare a full roast, do toddlers dinner and start to think about foody presents for Christmas. Started cooking at 3 after doing the food shop, half past five I had to have a sit down!

Normally I'd bake and prep and cook for hours without needing to stop. It was v odd. I'm also becoming very fond of Coca-Cola which I usually loathe, and I'm thirsty all the time.

Stepawayfromthesweeties Sun 18-Nov-12 20:20:19

I'm 10+2 and after 5 weeks of the most awful nausea it's starting to ease off, I've lost 5.5lbs so far but no doubt will start piling the weight on now that my appetite is back (in fact just chomping on a bag of crisps). Got our scan on 29th nov and can't wait. Starting to get excited now that I'm feeling a bit more like myself again smile

PseudoBadger Sun 18-Nov-12 20:22:14

I'm 10+1 and it's really weird how much better I feel today than yesterday (and most days before that)! Hope it continues...

JeffActually Sun 18-Nov-12 21:24:32


Am only 9+1 today - this really seems to be dragging!!! I am very jealous of all you ladies due at the beginning of June - scans are coming thick and fast now grin

We haven't got a date for our scan yet, but last time it came through really late and we ended up having our scan on December 23rd -with DD measuring 13+3

MrsJLS and Curiosity Will be interested on the outcome of your research into tearing after previous birth. I ended up having an episiotomy with DD. The doctor who was just about to stitch me up was called away to deliver a set of twins so he left someone else in charge.

She didn't do a great job as the stitches came undone. Fortunately it turned out that she had done individual stitches...if she had done a running stitch my entire fanjo would have fallen apart shock maybe

Good luck with the interview Grainmum

Sunbeam18 Sun 18-Nov-12 21:40:06

Hi all
Can I ask some advice on pregnancy vitamins? Are we supposed to take one pregnancy multivitamin, or just folic acid and vitamin D? Am confused! I had only been taking folic acid plus a vitamin c and zinc supplement until last week. Then my friend told me' it's better to take a special pregnancy vitamin combo and I bought sanatogen mum to be tablets. What is everyone else taking?

ella0 Sun 18-Nov-12 21:59:50

I'm taking special pregnancy ones which contain a load of vitamins and minerals, including folic acid. I have always taken multivitamins, but I can't take my usual ones now because of the vitamin A in them.

I started off with Pregnacare Conception (while ttc), but that caused spotting (it has really high levels of certain vitamins), so I moved on to Sainsbury's Mum and Bump. They've now discontinued those (typical!), and the new ones come with fish oil (which I can't have as I'm vegetarian), so I've got the Boots version to try.

I still have a pack of the normal Pregnacare which I bought at the same time as the conception ones, but I'm too scared to take them as I've read they have caused people to spot during pregnancy. I'm sticking to the own brand ones as the branded ones seem to have the high levels of vitamins which don't agree with me (my diet's pretty good, so I don't need excess amounts in a supplement).

Sunbeam18 Sun 18-Nov-12 22:02:38

Thanks, Ella - that's really helpful.

My diet is pretty good, I was taking separate folic acid and vit D when we were thinking we'd TTC, then stopped but started to take again when pg was found at nine weeks to be viable.

Make me feel really nauseous about twelve hours after taking them

Lyftiduft Sun 18-Nov-12 23:19:27

envy of all you feeling better! Gingerbread muffin you say...going to Costa tomorrow!

I'm taking Sanatogen mother to be multivit and have also started on the spatone at midwife's advice to avoid low iron. My diet is crap at the moment, still can't face any veg so I need all the nutrients I can get!

Lyftiduft Sun 18-Nov-12 23:25:28

re tearing I'm being referred to consultant to discuss ELCS, which is what I want after previous experience. Still affects me now both physically and mentally and there is no way I'm gambling with the stats as it tearing could be worse than last time with long term consequences. Curiosity my DH wouldn't dare to say such a thing, think he is still traumatised too sad but glad you could laugh at yours smile

I'm taking 5mg of folic acid (prescribed dose for high risk PGs) and a vit B complex that I take anyway due to borderline B12 deficiency.

I didn't realise we're meant to take vit D, can you get that on its own or just in multivits?

MrsBri Mon 19-Nov-12 06:31:16

You can get Vit D on its own.

I'm taking folic acid, zinc and Vit D, all as separate tablets.

DontmindifIdo Mon 19-Nov-12 07:56:20

Boots do a combined follic acid and vit d one. I think they have the separate ones too.

MrsJLS85 Mon 19-Nov-12 09:07:34

I am just taking the Boots folic acid. Although now that I'm 12 weeks I think I can stop soon. Can't quite remember from last time but I know I was told you only need to take it first trimester... I tried to take the Pregnancy Multivitamin but couldn't swallow the tablets and they made me sick! Am eating loads of fruit and veg and the moment, so am hopefully getting my daily Vit C/Iron/etc through that.

oh lyftiduft that sounds like an awful experience with episiotomy and stitches, so sorry to hear. Even though I had an awful tear, the surgeon who stitched me up was excellent. I think I'm going to start researching soon the stats of a having a re-tear. If you have a good article, can you pass it on?

Im just taking a combined one, apparently after my scan I'll be given some vitamins to take throughout the pregnancy, anyone else heard this?

suzyrut Mon 19-Nov-12 09:55:44

Hi all, had my booking in appointment on Saturday morning, all went well, dp came with me and was basically ignored by the midwife, I think he was dissapointed that it was so medical IYSWIM. Lots of bloods and a consultant appointment made for 16 weeks because of my previous pre-eclampsia.

On the vitamin front the midwife said to take a vit d supplament 10mcg for the whole of pregancy and folic acid till 12 weeks. I'm taking the sanatogen "mum to be" and it covers both if that's any help.

Scan on Wednesday and reach the magic 12 weeks tomorrow so in a week I'm hoping to breathe a little easier.

MrsJLS85 Mon 19-Nov-12 11:34:40

FYI for anyone traveling over Christmas:

I rang up some travel insurance providers this morning to get some quotes for our Christmas holidays, and being pregnant is NOT a "pre-existing medical condition", thank goodness. As long as you have checked your airline policy in regards to when you can fly, and you have a letter from your Doctor/mid-wife, then insurance providers don't need to know about the pregnancy. It's lovely most of us will be well into the second trimester by then, so its the perfect time to have a holiday before we're too big and uncomfortable!

CuriosityCola Mon 19-Nov-12 11:36:16

I'm just taking folic acid. Last time I took pregnacare, but they are like horse tablets. Decided they weren't much use if they ended up down the toilet.

As for laughing at the stitches, it's just became our way of dealing with it. Plus I asked for mine rather than having consultant and ventouse. So I feel positive about it because it was my choice. Not sure that makes sense. My midwife was lovely. I also had it in huge writing that no-one in training was to do the stitches.

CuriosityCola Mon 19-Nov-12 11:36:59

Where are you going away to MrsJ?envy

webminx Mon 19-Nov-12 12:00:18

Hi all,
Been dropping in from time to time - bit nervous of "committing" to this pregnancy until the 12 wk scan due to MMC last time but slowly allowing myself to get excited, despite myself! This will hopefully be DC2 for us and I am already quite big - has anyone else had to undo buttons, store away half the clothes in their wardrobe and go up a bra size already? Am only 8.5 weeks! Think last time, I didn't have to wear maternity clothes til 16 weeks! Mind you, the constant supply of cheese & crackers to keep the nausea at bay probably isn't helping....mmm...cheddar....

MrsJLS85 Mon 19-Nov-12 12:42:52

cola we're off to Florida in December to visit the parents-in-law - am very excited!

webminx have also been craving cheddar big time... its really been helping the nausea, and I've been in the maternity jeans since 10 weeks. With DD1 I didn't show until nearly 20! Things have really picked up this second time around...

webminx Mon 19-Nov-12 14:40:52

MrsJLS Florida sounds lovely! Bon voyage!

I'm still in my normal clothes but I have a definite roundness to my tummy which isn't blubber!

CuriosityCola Mon 19-Nov-12 17:20:22

Very jealous of a trip to Florida. Hope you have an amazing time. smile

AlohaMama Mon 19-Nov-12 17:33:23

Oooh enjoy Florida MrsJ that will be a nice trip!

Goodness me all this talk of tearing and the like. Yes I also had that for ds, was stitched up and to be fair I think she did a good job. Anyway I haven't been thinking at all about the actual delivery part this time round, more just stressing about coping with 2 under 3s! Maybe I shall have to have a think about it. I'd be interested to hear what decisions others end up making. Here for one I'm praying for a teensy tiny girl baby who will just pop out like a sneeze unlike her 9lb1oz older brother!

MrsJLS85 Mon 19-Nov-12 17:58:53

On the tearing front, I am having a meeting with a consultant next month to discuss this birth. He is going to go over my old notes with me, and discuss everything that happened (had a really bad 3rd degree tear), what could be done this time, etc. I really want to avoid a C-sec though so am hoping they say I can have a VB if all looks well. Fingers crossed!

MrsBri Mon 19-Nov-12 18:04:47

Webminx and MrsJ...cheddar is keeping me going at the moment :-) It takes the nasty taste from my mouth quite nicely.

Though that has subsided a bit today. The nausea has been intense though. The girl opposite me at worked sprayed some appalling perfume. Nearly vommed at my desk :-/

I too am in my normal clothes with a definite pregnancy bump which has been visible since 7 weeks. 9+2 today.

olimoss Mon 19-Nov-12 18:35:57

G'day all.

Re: for those of you with bad first birth tear experiences, my younger sister had an awful first birth with 3rd degree tears and literally hundreds of stitches across all layers. She swore she'd never have another hospital birth and had her second and third at home in a pool. Very brave, but she had absolutely no new tears either time. Obv not a solution for all but thought I'd share....

My morning sickness I think is easing however the bloody antibiotics I'm now on for the mystery UTI make me feel just as bad - I feel ripped off!

Finally, kind of a serious question - I am off home to Australia in early Dec, for 3 weeks, and it'll be blazing sunshine every day - I figure I won't need any vitamin D supplements when there....what do you reckon?!?!

olimoss Mon 19-Nov-12 18:36:41

My bad - she had 3rd and 4th degree tears....

PseudoBadger Mon 19-Nov-12 19:31:05

You will if you cover up or use a decent sun cream olimoss.

olimoss Mon 19-Nov-12 19:45:15

I'll definitely have suncream on, mostly face and a big hat but even just general going about the place I'll be in the sun (as opposed to dedicated sunbathing, which we Aussies don't really do...)....

Little9 Mon 19-Nov-12 20:01:21

Hello all. Have been lurking for a while but not posting as have been knackered. Am now 9+4. Had booking in appointment with my midwife today and ended up blaahing on her as soon as I got in there (poor woman). blushBrought it all back from last mc at 20 weeks. Am also getting spotting and a few pains, so she has booked me in for a reassurance scan tomorrow morning. I know this can happen but with two previous mcs, I can't help but panic and expect the worst. Oh well, what will be, will be as my DH keeps telling me.

Have a lovely time in Florida Mrsj and Australia olimoss.

Glad there have been some happy scans and fx for loads more. I've got my 12 week scan on 7th December (if all ok tomorrow) after which I'll see the consultant to discuss a plan for what's going to happen to try to make this a successful pregnancy.

Little9 Mon 19-Nov-12 20:04:45

Ooo, and I can only just do my usual trousers up so belly is definitely bulging (although probably mostly food related!!)

Sunbeam18 Mon 19-Nov-12 21:41:59

Good luck tomorrow, Little! Sounds like a good midwife. Let us know how you get on, and will keep everything crossed for you. I am exactly same dates as you, 9+4. I'm 40 and it's my first pregnancy so bit nervous about being ancient x

Little9 Tue 20-Nov-12 07:58:20

Thanks sunbeam. I'm 38 (39 in Feb) so not far behind you. Everything will be fine. I have lots of friends who have had kids around 40 with absolutely no problems whatsoever. I didn't get much sleep last night. Am so tired and nervous. X

DontmindifIdo Tue 20-Nov-12 10:15:03

hi all, Olimoss - you shouldn't need VitD suppliments if you are going to expose your skin to the sun naturally. It's just that in England in winter, particularly if you don't eat a lot of red meat, you don't get enough vit D.

Got my scan date through, Monday 3rd December. Rather exciting. I've got my appraisal at work the week before, which hopefully means my boss will have made my bonus recommendation before I tell him I'm pregnant.

Other scary news, DH has been contacted by a headhunter re a job in Abu Dhabi - my innitial reaction is "no, I'm pregnant, we have a nice life here" then I heard the bottom end of the wage braket they are offering is more than double his current wage, plus he'd get a housing allowance on top of that, and it's all pretty much tax free... we could rent out our house here for more than than the mortgage (which would cover any repairs/redcorating for wear and tear). Slightly panicking he's really wanting to go for it. I can't emigrate while pregnant, can I??? (and slightly hoping someone else gets the job)

olimoss Tue 20-Nov-12 10:45:58

Thanks DontMind - that's what I figured - none of my mates back home have ever had to tak Vit D supps!

Re: Dubai, I know some people who love living out there, and my SIL's brother and his wife have just had twins there, good care as far as I know. Very hot and not a great record of human rights for manual/domestic workers, and I understand traffic jams are hell, but otherwise they're very happy. I know the airport well but that's it....

Sunbeam18 Tue 20-Nov-12 14:26:43

Hope things are good, Little x

Little9 Tue 20-Nov-12 14:42:52

Hello all. Very pleased to report a wriggly little bean with heartbeat. Also, was measured a week further than I thought therefore am now 10+4. Yay, one less week to wait!

Sunbeam18 Tue 20-Nov-12 14:47:46

Oh wow, fantastic news!!!! You must be so relieved. And cool to be a whole week ahead. I was only dated 2 days ahead at my early scan. Hooray!

Lyftiduft Tue 20-Nov-12 15:34:39

yay little smile

My turn next Friday (30th), date came through this morning. Just need to sort out extra nursery hour for DS in case I get held up in traffic on the way back (escaping Cambridge on a Friday evening is never good).

Dontmind, have a friend who taught in Abu Dhabi for a few years, she loved it (but was single and child free at the time, which I guess might make a difference?). There must be some expat UAE mums on here somewhere you could get more ideas and advice from?

spiderlight Tue 20-Nov-12 16:21:37

Sunbeam, I'm 40 too so I'll join you in the ancients' corner!

Sunbeam18 Tue 20-Nov-12 16:47:21

Hooray, Spider. That's good to know!

PseudoBadger Tue 20-Nov-12 17:43:17

I'm feeling a bit worried as at 10+3 I'm not feeling sick or extremely hungry any more, and my scan is still so far away (10th Dec) sad

dreamydays Tue 20-Nov-12 17:46:36

Congrats little! am also 38, 39 in April. Sometimes I feel about 55, don't know if I look it. Bit worried that when I start telling people I'm pg, their reaction will be "but aren't you a bit old??"

dreamydays Tue 20-Nov-12 17:49:50

pseudo if it helps, my sickness has been tailing off since 10 weeks. I was v worried until I found the diary from my last pg and saw I was the same then. Also, I still feel sick at times - especially evening/night if I've not eaten much.

PseudoBadger Tue 20-Nov-12 17:54:23

Thanks Dreamy, I do feel sick if I am hungry. It's just very different to how I was with DS. Which I know can be normal.

Little9 Tue 20-Nov-12 18:02:16

Yay, for us oldies!!! dreamy tell em to bog off if they say anything. More and more women are having babies later in life and although the risks increase, you're not the first and you certainly won't be the last!! I've never had anyone even remotely suggest anything when I've told them about being pregnant so I'm sure they'll be ok.

Lyftiduft - good luck for Friday (next week). I have my 12 week scan (will actually now be 13 weeks though) the week after on 7th December. Just hoping all stays well between now and then. At least I can relax a little for a couple of weeks.

Thanks sunbeam. I am more relieved than I could ever explain! Didn't sleep a wink last night so am now feeling even more tired than normal. Early bed for me tonight, mmmmm!

Dontmind hope you get a decision that you can cope with. I know a few people who have moved house during pregnancy but not actually moved Country. I'm sure you'd cope wonderfully if it comes to that. Think of it as a new adventure?

Hello and waves to everyone I've missed.

AlohaMama Tue 20-Nov-12 18:10:17

Goodness you're all making me feel almost youthful in my 35 years. Almost everyone I know here having babies are in their mid-20s, so I think I might hang around here more often wink

Glad to hear the scans are coming through thick and fast. Excited to report that for the last few days I have been feeling slightly less sick and have stopped waking up in the middle of the night feeling ill. Lets hope this is the sign of things to come...

Dontmind good luck with your decision, that's gotta be a tough one. I'm sure it would be an amazing experience and I would think easier to move (and re-establish yourself) in a new country while pregnant than with a young baby in tow. Being pregnant might give you a good way to get to know people by joining antenatal or mum groups.

MrsBri Tue 20-Nov-12 19:34:30

I'm 36 (just!), so fitting into the role of older mum too :-)

I seem to have a slope starting under my breasts down to my bump. Looks a bit weird, but as I've never been pregnant I'm not sure how I should look. I think it is all a bit early at 9+3 though! I'm going to be the size of a house. :-/

PseudoBadger Tue 20-Nov-12 19:36:30

So will I be an older mum at 33? Where's the cut off?

Sunbeam18 Tue 20-Nov-12 19:41:35

Cut off is 35!

PseudoBadger Tue 20-Nov-12 19:42:23

Phew wink

pinkapples Tue 20-Nov-12 20:11:50

Bit of advice please ladies,,. I've sworn off caffiene so no tea coffee chocolate etc but as it gets colder I'd quite like a hot drink I have bought some trimmings apple crunch think its alright buy what'd you reckon? I'm 11+1

pinkapples Tue 20-Nov-12 20:26:12

Not trimmings obviously I meant twinnings grin

DontmindifIdo Tue 20-Nov-12 21:11:35

pinkapples - you could always buy decaff coffee/tea...

I allow myself one good coffee a day (if it's only going to be one coffee a day, it's got to be a good one!), but will have decaf othertimes as well.

Mint tea is also nice. Very good if your feeling a bit icky as well.

AlohaMama Tue 20-Nov-12 21:11:53

Ooh trimmings didn't sound too tasty, but twinings apple crunch sounds nice. that and lots of hot chocolate. It's getting quite wintery here (23 deg) I'm almost tempted to do the same!

Darn it, according to Sunbeam I fall into the older mums category then. Or at 35 do I get to sit on the fence?

MrsBri I wouldn't worry about it too much, it's nice to see a bump. Though at this stage it normally goes up and down all the time. I don't think I'm showing yet, although hard to tell bump versus podgy tummy left over from the last one confused

pink I wouldn't swear off caffeine to that extreme!! A little bit of hot chocolate isn't going to do any harm, the double espresso shot might though!!!

redwellybluewelly Tue 20-Nov-12 22:00:30

Last time I swore off caffeine, didn't touch a drop. The one time at about 32weeks when I accidentally had a proper coffee I had a somersaulting baby all night.

This time I have cut down but will continue to drink a coffee daily but decaf after midday as it stops me sleeping.

and yes I nc'ed again as wanted something that reminded me of DD

DontmindifIdo Tue 20-Nov-12 22:06:15

(redwelly - who are you then???)

pinkapples Tue 20-Nov-12 22:16:20

So we think yes on the apple crunch? I have yet to try it it might taste awful

I don't drink coffee anyhow just tea and chocolate at the minis making me v v sick so staying clear of that to be on the safe side it doesn't taste good on the way ack up sad

Ill give it a bash tomorrow then other than that alls well and I don't actually feel that sick at the moment x grin

AlohaMama Wed 21-Nov-12 00:36:05

I seem to remember last time I quite liked hot water with some freshly squeezed lime. It's actually quite refreshing and fairly easy on the stomach. At the moment I'm just drinking diluted still lemonade. Yum.

MrsBri Wed 21-Nov-12 06:49:54

I bought some fruit tea...enjoyed it briefly then turned against it and don't want it at all now! I have two cups of tea a day, then fruit juice, water or squash. It's getting repetitive!

Aloha hot water and lime sounds quite nice, might try that one!!

I've gone all crazy for fruit juices which I've decided is completely to blame for my weight gain!!! Its now rather obvious that im pregnant!!

Squidge123 Wed 21-Nov-12 10:37:09

Hi everyone, sounds like everyone doing well and congratulations on the scan little. I had bookin in yest and midwife lovely, I have been so sick and promptly burst into tears when she said congratulations!
when she took my bloods I went all dizzy and had to lie down! She fit me in for a docs appointment later in day and I got signed off work for a week with sickness and gave me anti sickness tablets. Took 1st one this morning and not been sick since so fingers crossed, also have really bad diahorrea so wondering if I have some sort of bug as well. On the positive side have lost 3lb so now only 2lb heavier than when got pregnant.

I have scan including downs test on 11th dec when will be 13+2, still ages away but not too fussed just want to feel better .

I'm 35 and no mention was made on my age and looking through notes u get flagged up if under 16 or over 40, my mum had be at 44 and I turned out fine!!

Have a lovely day x

spiderlight Wed 21-Nov-12 11:28:20

My mum was nearly 47 and I was OK! (And she didn't know she was pregnant until 6 weeks before I was born because the doctor kept telling her I was the menopause grin).

I STILL do not have a booking-in appointment, let alone a scan date. DH rang the surgery yesterday and they said they didn't have the forms but that he could go in for them at 1.30 when the midwife was there (I was in bed with the lurgy). He drove all the way over and the midwife had forgotten them, so now we have to ring them again on Friday. At this rate I'll probably give birth during my booking in!!

spiderlight Wed 21-Nov-12 11:29:25

Oh, and just to cheer the oldies up, my midwife told me last time that in their system you're classed as 'elderly' at over 35 and 'geriatric' at over 40!! grin

MrsBri Wed 21-Nov-12 11:48:15

Bonus...elderly sounds awesome. :-/ I feel old enough some days as it is.

suzyrut Wed 21-Nov-12 12:11:44

Hi all, another elderly mother here too! Will be 38 when this one is delivered!

Congrats on the scan little, 3 hours exactly till my "dating" scan with the nuchal test etc.

suzyrut Wed 21-Nov-12 12:16:17

don't mind one of my best friends lives in Abu Dhabi and it's a fab place with a really lovely ex-pat community (the wives all have an amazing time), great standard of living, great salaries (and that's before you take into account you don't pay tax!) I love going out to see him, am hoping to go early Feb next year.

DontmindifIdo Wed 21-Nov-12 12:20:14

Suzyrut - thanks, I've told DH to go for it, we can do our research etc after he's got a full package details, I've put loads of conditions and we'll see if it looks right for us, but me being pregnant shouldn't stop us, in fact it's the perfect time for me to have a couple of years out work wise and to relocate while DS is preschool and this one is a baby who knows no different...

DontmindifIdo Wed 21-Nov-12 12:20:40

sorry, hit post too soon - and good luck Suzy!!!!

olimoss Wed 21-Nov-12 13:56:21

Excellent news on the scans and Dontmind exciting about potential moves overseas!

So, we had the scan this morning and the little bugger was incredibly unco-operative - they had three goes, I had to drink a litre of water and do laps around the hospital but finally got some good pictures (it was sitting down as if in an armchair, doing disco-hands) and all the NF measurements are very small, everything else normal as they could see for now. Definitely human, a relief!

Bit real! Have told my mum back home in Australia, swear I could hear her screams from here.....

I'm another oldie, I'll be 38 when this one arrived. Mind you, a lady I know from playgroup had identical twins when she was 47. She used to come along with her twins, and her 20-something daughter, and her granddaughter - who was slightly older than her uncles gringringrin

flubba Wed 21-Nov-12 16:33:37

Ooh total hi-jack but YAY to RueDe being up el duffo (Spanish you know). This thread was at the top of the page and I saw your post. smile smile (I remember you from last year's homemade Christmas thread and am not a stalker )

Right. Hi-jack over. As you were grin

ella0 Wed 21-Nov-12 17:28:31

Excellent news on the scans little and oli and any I've missed.

Hope you're feeling better soon squidge.

I've had my scan and all is well grin. They've put me a few days ahead of what I thought, so I'm now 11+5 with a due date of 7th June (I'll amend myself on the list if I can find it!).

It was such a relief to see the baby and heartbeat after not having any of the usual symptoms like sickness, exhaustion or sore boobs.

suzyrut Wed 21-Nov-12 17:33:24

congratulations olimoss that's great news!

Had my scan this afternoon and all went well! Everything fine, lots of moving and got good low risk nuchal reading, just need to wait for results of blood test but if I hear nothing by Monday then am to assume all fine.

They've moved me forward by a few days to 12+3 so will update my edd on stats thread to 2nd June. Sad as it sounds I was so pleased with extra 3 days, "every little helps" as they say!

olimoss Wed 21-Nov-12 18:05:32

Scans galore - most excellent!

Sunbeam18 Wed 21-Nov-12 18:17:38

Well done, all scan veterans!

arlandria666 Wed 21-Nov-12 18:42:09

hey all of you i have got scan envy :-( 12 weeks tomorrow (hooray!) but still have to wait til a week on Monday for my scan boo hoo :'( i am driving myself insane! worrying when i feel rubbish then worrying even more when i feel okay lol! 12 more sleeps! hurry up 3rd December!! i think i am driving my husband and sister insane with my constant worrying :-( x x x

MrsBri Wed 21-Nov-12 18:56:45

Excellent...so much exciting scan news.

I'm EXACTLY the same Arlandria. With the scan envy and the worrying. DH keeps telling me that I know my symptoms always come back, so I shouldn't worry.

Not keen on the stretching uterus sensation much either.

This evening I've decided there's no way I'll complete this pregnancy without fainting on the train at least once :-/

Felt rotten this evening and just been sick...isn't it meant to start improving when you're heading towards 10 weeks?!

BBQshapes Wed 21-Nov-12 19:42:04

Hey, can I jump on here? DC2 due 14th June apparently, but still waiting for scan...not looking forward to it. Hate scans, had missed miscarriage for first pregnancy so they terrify me.
Never been on one of these 'expecting' threads, do I add my name to a list or something?!

MrsBri Wed 21-Nov-12 19:53:54

Hi BBQ :-)

The stats thread is here:


Fx for a trouble-free pregnancy for you.

PseudoBadger Wed 21-Nov-12 20:31:50

MrsBri after posting yesterday that I feel fine (and was worried about it) I feel baaaad tonight grin

Little9 Wed 21-Nov-12 20:36:14

Hi and congrats bbq. I'm the same due date as u.

So pleased for your good scans oli, suzy and ella. can't wait for my next one on 7th Dec. FX all will still be well.

Pink - I have to have a normal tea first thing in the morning then either decaf or fruit tea for the rest of the day. Might pinch the hot water and lime idea as it does sound nice.

Squidge - hope you feel better soon. I've been very lucky with not having any sickness although was a worry until had scan. Boobs are soooooo sore though and heavy!

Spider - how annoying. Hope you get your apps sorted soon.

Well, elderly mother here needs her bed! Night all!

DontmindifIdo Wed 21-Nov-12 20:38:29

Hello BBQ! Do you have your scan date? If not, call up, I did and apparently mine was booked but the letter just hadn't arrived yet. I had a miscarriage at 11 weeks in the summer so I know how it ruins the excitment you should be feeling now.

Copy and paste the stats from the last thread, put yourself on!

MrsBri Wed 21-Nov-12 21:04:43

Oh no, badger, how shit. Fx you feel better soon. :-)

Not good how it creeps up from behind and slays you, is it?!

PseudoBadger Wed 21-Nov-12 21:05:45

And you MrsBri thanks

AlohaMama Wed 21-Nov-12 22:20:41

Sorry for the sickness badger and squidge. Just when you think you're starting to feel better....I had been getting quite cheery having felt not to bad for the last few days then woke up at 3 am to run to the toilet. Happy days! Still on the whole I think things are improving.

Congrats everyone on the scans. All exciting and makes it a little bit more real doesn't it? I think my next one (18 wks) will be mid January some time, so nothing going on here for a while.

Here's to us all feeling fantastic and reaching the glowing 2nd trimester just in time for Christmas!

MrsBri Thu 22-Nov-12 07:12:05

How are you all today? I've started well, which is a bit worrying!! Hopefully it'll all continue OK (with enough symptoms to stop me worrying, contrary - elderly - lady that I am!).

My new morning wake up time is 2am, having shifted from 4am. My poor DH must be knackered putting up with me tossing and turning. :-/

Any more scans today? Finally nearing my booking in appt. Yay!

Sunbeam18 Thu 22-Nov-12 07:44:38

I slept last night - hooray! Night before I was awake until 5am...
10 weeks today for me'! Feeling much better now.

grainmum Thu 22-Nov-12 08:08:22

Hi everyone, sorry for those still feeling sick here's to fading symptoms in the next few weeks.

Scan yesterday for me, lovely to see a wriggling grain with a heartbeat. Now I can start to enjoy this pregnancy and think about the little person inside me! Due to new inefficient system in Glasgow yesterday was just to confirm single viable pregnancy, midwife appointment tomorrow then another scan for proper dating/NT next week! Good job I am self-employed and work is quiet!

Sams4lo Thu 22-Nov-12 08:23:18

I'm in th same boat due 7th June so 12 wks tomorrow but have to wait till 28th nov for scan which feels like forever lol got my second checkup tomorrow with midwife, so need low bp vibes and clear pee lol smile

Still got some sickness if I don't eat regularly and can't eat dinner after 6:30 sad but the tiredness and headaches are stupid want them to do one sad is any one else suffering headaches? X

BBQshapes Thu 22-Nov-12 08:38:02

Thanks for the stats list MrsBri. Will add myself on.

Don'tmind - yes have my scan booked for 5th Dec. Don't think I've had a letter about it yet though. Mixed feelings about it. Kind of want to get it over with now, but when I get into the room I know I'll be a complete mess and keep asking 'Is it alive?! Is there a heartbeat?'.

Little9 - same due date! I'm 10wks+6days as far as I know, are you too? Now that you bring up the boobs issue - mine aren't as sore this time around. They were excruciating the last times, so I've been a bit worried that I don't have this symptom this time. Wondering whether it's because I only stopped breastfeeding my 15 month old about 4 weeks ago - has that happened with anyone else (i.e. no sore boobs because of recent breastfeeding)??

Squidge123 Thu 22-Nov-12 09:30:57

Thanks everyone, the sickness is easing so I think the anti sickness tablets are kicking in though still got feelin like need to be sick.I have had to drink this horrible black current flavour drink to stop gettin dehydrated, the doctor phoned me yest to make sure ok and got to take some samples in today as seems I have a bug. I was worried last night if all this was harmin baby as had bad stomach pains last night but they have gone this morning. The only positive is I've now lost 5lbs in 2 days and not showing at all!

Congratulations on all the scan news, very exciting times.

BBQ,I don't have sore boobs and all though did notice this morning have nice blue veins over them!!

Hope everyone has a good day( I'm determined to at least spend day on sofa not in bed!) x

suzyrut Thu 22-Nov-12 09:55:50

Morning ladies, congrats on your scan too grainmum.

MrsBri I am on a 4 am wake up at the moment, then awake for an hour tossing and turning. Poor dp is already saying he's exhausted...I don't like to use the "just you wait line" yet!

MrsBri Thu 22-Nov-12 12:30:39

Fx you keep improving, Squidge.

And my DH hasn't dared say that to me yet...him going sleep on the sofa before me the other night spoke volumes though!

I think he knows that I'm more tired, so won't mention it. I think.

He did tell me how good a job I'm doing at carrying our baby yesterday. Bless him.

Roll on Saturday and 1/4 of the way through! Seems a very long way to halfway though. :-/

HistoryKitty Thu 22-Nov-12 18:59:21

Hello All,

Tentatively joining here now, had my scan on Monday, am 12 weeks due 6th June 2013 with baby no. 2. Have DD who was three on Monday.

dreamydays Thu 22-Nov-12 19:05:24

Congrats everyone on the scans! So much good news! Mine is in the morning, I can't wait.

Are you all telling everyone now? I'm torn between wanting to tell and thinking I should wait to find out whether I need an amnio (had one last time).

Have been feeling utterly rough for the last 24 hours, ever since a v bumpy flight home from a work trip yesterday on a half-full Fokker 50 (little propellor plane) in bad weather - note to self never ever to take a small plane while pregnant! Wasn't expecting to be so ill now I'm 12 weeks.

flutterby123 Thu 22-Nov-12 20:47:46

Hi everyone, it's scans galore on here at the moment! Mine is tomorrow. Is anyone else absolutely terrified that there's nothing there? Please tell that this is rational. I'm so scared that we go in and then ... nothing. I'm still feeling sick, and I still can't stand the smell of most food (and I'm still having 4 dry cream crackers for lunch - Mum went mental when I told her that one!) but I'm just really scared something will be wrong with her/ him/ (them!)

MrsBri Fri 23-Nov-12 07:40:04

Good luck today, Flutterby. :-)

I'm scared of MMC when I have my scan. But everyone has the same fears, so we can all empathise with you. xx

PseudoBadger Fri 23-Nov-12 07:42:46

I'm the same Flutterby - on all points. My scan isn't until the 10th Dec though. Good luck today!

suzyrut Fri 23-Nov-12 09:22:00

Good luck today dreamy and flutterby I know exactly how you felt eventhough I'd had 3 scans before, totally normal I'd say.

I've started telling people now and will be telling my older two (12 & 9) at dinner on Saturday. Haven't had the full combined test results back but nice thin nuchal measurement so feel not totally paranoid good about it.

BBQshapes Fri 23-Nov-12 09:22:33

Ditto Flutterby. All I want is to feel less sick and fatigued, but on the days I do then I worry that there's nothing there/it's all over. Good luck with your scan today. Let us know how it goes. Fingers crossed for you.

BBQshapes Fri 23-Nov-12 09:26:19

Oh and good luck Dreamy!
It's a personal choice re telling people. No right or wrong. I've told people already as in my experience you end up telling people if something goes wrong anyway, you need the support. Plus you're not acting normal at that point. I don't believe in the secrecy around miscarriage, feel it's an outdated concept - but that's just me.

arlandria666 Fri 23-Nov-12 10:43:01

after being totally green with scan envy and still having nightmares about miscarriage i rang the scan department today to see if they had any cancellations i now have my scan next Tuesday wahoooo! only 4 sleeps instead of 10 now i am a complete mixture of nerves and excitement i think i am a mental case lol please somebody assure me i am normal :-D x x

MrsBri Fri 23-Nov-12 12:11:23

Totally normal :-) How far along will you be then?

arlandria666 Fri 23-Nov-12 13:32:53

12 + 5 my scan wasn't meant to be til 3rd December so i just rang on off chance today to see if any cancellations yipeeee x x

HistoryKitty Fri 23-Nov-12 18:02:54

I got my NT results back today, 1:43000, so relieved about that. Then in the next envelope I got a letter for an appointment to have a follow up colposcopy after my last one 6 months ago. Not sure I'm comfortable with that whilst pregnant sad Does anyone know if its safe?

suzyrut Fri 23-Nov-12 18:13:18

Hi all. Just had the dreaded call from the hospital saying my combined test has put me in a high risk of downs (1 in 70) feel like crap and shouted at dp for suggesting I should try not to worry yet I know what he meant. Hospital have been really nice and booked me in for CVS on Tuesday afternoon. Was really excited about telling people (especially kids) this weekend and just feel I've now got anther massive wait and period of uncertainty just as I was starting to relax.

Hope everyone else is ok and sorry, feel like a constant whiner, car last week etc.!!

PseudoBadger Fri 23-Nov-12 18:18:42

Oh no Suzy sad I'm glad they've been able to fit you in so soon. Try to relax and treat yourself this weekend x

olimoss Fri 23-Nov-12 18:32:00

Oh gosh good luck Suzy.....

dreamydays Fri 23-Nov-12 18:51:44

Oh no suzy sorry to hear. I had a similar call last time round and then an amnio. It was all v worrying, and it took weeks and weeks while I felt I was in limbo. Everything was fine in the end, though. As pseudo says I'm glad they've fitted you in so soon. Look after yourself x

dreamydays Fri 23-Nov-12 18:54:32

My scan was great this morning, totally delighted! DH is too, has even bought me flowers (which is a rare event in this house).

flutterby how was yours?

arlandria well done on bringing your date forward!

bbq suspect you're right about telling people. Might start doing it now!

HistoryKitty Fri 23-Nov-12 20:11:53

Sorry to hear about your result Suzy, hope everything goes well with the CVS, just remember that there's a 69/70 chance that everything's normal.

Glad your scan went well dreamydays.

flutterby123 Fri 23-Nov-12 20:43:50

Hi guys,
Suzy really sorry to hear that, hope you're feeling okay(ish) and managing to sleep/ eat etc.
My scan went really well, got pictures (which I thought were very unclear but everyone at work raved about how clear they were, haven't things moved on in the last 10, 20 years etc. etc!) and everyone is so pleased for us. It's nice to have good news to tell people.
And there's only one baby (phew). I made sure I drank plently of water before I went (1400ml to be exact) and then she started the scan and I just saw this massive coloured thing on the screen (my bladder!) and she said I'd better go and let some out. Then we could see the baby. Poor baby being crushed by massive bladder.
I will sleep so soundly tonight though, I'm just so glad everything is fine. Oh, and they took lots of blood, but that was okay.
Hope everyone else is fine and feeling okay, I was violently sick this morning. Hope this wears off soon.

redwellybluewelly Fri 23-Nov-12 22:15:24

Suzy v sorry to hear that, will hope all is well and you are not kept in limbo long.

I'm officially wondering why we did this with DD so young. She was hospitalised again at the start of the week and has been full of cold and very grumpy since, never a great sleeper she has obviously got worse and we are medicating round the clock. I am working FT, took today off as emergency leave as utterly shattered but with DD unable to go to nursery then it wasn't exactly restful! been in bed since half nine, about to sign off.

pinkapples Sat 24-Nov-12 07:26:46

Oh no redwelly I'm sure she's enjoying the cuddles though smile

Suzy chin up like someone has said there's still a chance everything is fine smile

Can I ask if all the ladies here are still having sex/orgasms and if so how many a week ish? Hubby still doesn't think it's safe (I'm 11+5)

Sunbeam18 Sat 24-Nov-12 09:24:57

There is more than a chance that everything is ok, Suzy. The risk is only 1 in 70, so 69 out of 70 times everything is fine. I am not for a moment saying that I don't understand your worry though - I totally do, and am thinking of you. All the very best of luck. I guess a few of us will go through this when the NT results come through. Sending hugs xx

DontmindifIdo Sat 24-Nov-12 09:29:42

Suzy - that must be hard to hear, it's going to be a hard choice to make, we've not discussed this time round what we'd do if we got results like that.

Redwelly - try to get as much rest as you can, can your DP take your DD out for a few hours (if she's up to it) so you can go back to bed?

I was "outed" by a friend's 2 year old DD yesterday, she poked my tummy and say "you've got a baby" - her mother looked like she was about to die of embarrassment and try to politely explain that I'm just a bit fat so I thought it was kinder to just say...

redwellybluewelly Sat 24-Nov-12 10:29:44

Dontmindifido DH is about to go away for 10 days and he also really doesn't understand just how physically tiring pg is, just keeps saying he is tired too and we need to do equal lie-ins etc.

dreamydays Sat 24-Nov-12 10:40:24

dontmind nothing like a 2 year old for being totally frank!

HistoryKitty Sat 24-Nov-12 10:43:32

Redwelly, I read that your when your pregnant, your body is working twice as hard when you're at rest as when a normal person is jogging or something like that.

DontmindifIdo Sat 24-Nov-12 10:53:08

Redwelly - you need to lose your temper. Or have a crying fit. Or is your MIL the sort to be open to you calling and asking her to call him back and explain you need to rest. You are growing his DC, he needs to give you a break. If he's tired, he's just tired, if you're tired, it's not just you that suffers. His job between now and June is supporting you.

Dreamy - it was rather funny, the look of sheer horror on my friend's face! I hope, however, this hasn't made her DD think that all woman with a bit of a belly are pregnant...

suzyrut Sat 24-Nov-12 12:13:56

Morning ladies and thank you so much for all your messages. Feel a lot better this morning had a bit of a cry and am focussing on the fact that there's about a 97.5% chance of not having downs which in any other circumstance you'd probably think are pretty good odds! Also trying not to focus on the image in my head of a comedy sized needle.

Glad to hear everyone's scans went well yesterday and dontmind that's so funny out of the mouths of babes eh!

Sorry to hear your dh is not being very helpful redwelly, there's nothing similar about pregnancy tiredness and normal tiredness, you're growing a person for goodness sake! Can you get him to read anything on the Internet about pregnancy to prove it to him (not that you should have to!)?

spiderlight Sat 24-Nov-12 15:00:14

Suzy, fingers crossed that your mind is put at rest soon.

My DH is going to flipping Barcelona for five days for a conference in the last week of May. Not looking forward to that hmm

ExpatMamaToBe Sat 24-Nov-12 17:04:26

Suzy I'm so sorry, thinking of you, fingers crossed it will all be alright. Lots of hugs xx

pinkapples Sat 24-Nov-12 18:45:21

Congrats to all the ladies who have had good scans so pleased grin

Mines tomorrow and I was wondering how much to drink and when to start drinking it and when the last time I should use the bathroom scans at 2.45
Thanks grin

CuriosityCola Sat 24-Nov-12 19:40:21

pinkapples I had to go for a pee about half an hour before my six week scan. Panicked about not having enough wee and drank a pint of water. It was more than enough. Could see my bladder weighing down heavily at the top of the screen grin. So would just recommend you don't go immediately before being scanned, but not to worry too much.

webminx Sun 25-Nov-12 13:12:31

Congrats on all the good scan news. Unfortunately, I think this one isn't going to work out for me sad. Again sad. Had some blood on Friday, sat about EPU all day but no scans available so have to wait til Monday for the inevitable news. Have had intermittent bleeding since then, with stomach cramps also this morning. Half of me still hopes it's ok as only brown blood and keep hearing this sometimes happens to people who go on to have healthy babies, while other half knows this is it, as the last MMC started exactly like this sad. I'll post again next week if there's some miracle, but otherwise, wish all you lovely ladies the very best of luck!!

Oh webminx I'm so sorry to hear that, fingers crossed for Monday x

redwellybluewelly Sun 25-Nov-12 13:53:52

webminx very sorry to hear your news but fingers crossed x

I have an odd TMI thing happening, I think it happened with DD as well, im rather sore down below, it's as if my vulva/labia is pulsing, like a headache. Sounds crazy but it's distracting and painful. Thrush?

DH has gone off on his work trip, will be home Saturday night or Tuesday night depending on what meetings he has. Think DD and I will miss him a lot.

arlandria666 Sun 25-Nov-12 15:07:37

webminx got everything crossed for you x x how far gone are you now? try and remain positive and stay off Google i found when i had bleeding i spent the whole weekend on Google and drove myself insane until i had early scan i still Google far too much now!x x

dreamydays Sun 25-Nov-12 16:19:37

Sorry webminx. fingers crossed for you tomorrow. x

flutterby123 Sun 25-Nov-12 18:20:38

webminx got fingers crossed for you, hope everything is okay, sending you positive thoughts xx

olimoss Sun 25-Nov-12 21:12:38

webminx my thoughts and good vibes with and to you....

AlohaMama Mon 26-Nov-12 04:24:40

So sorry webminx, hope your appointment goes well tomorrow.

Good to hear about all the great scans. Nothing much to report here, though I might be tempting to fate to say I've been feeling a bit better lately. Still have low level nausea throughout the day but nothing like as bad as it was earlier on. I'm 9+3 so maybe it'll get better from here-on?!

Wow, I lost you all a while ago and finally found this thread again! Haven't had a chance to read through it all yet, but hope everyone is well!

pinkapples Mon 26-Nov-12 06:28:13

Amazing scan yesterday baby is fine and very wriggly can't believe I have to wait 6-8 weeks for my next one

MrsBri Mon 26-Nov-12 07:08:12

Good luck today, webminx.

pinkapples Mon 26-Nov-12 09:12:19

Good luck webminx fingers crossed x

suzyrut Mon 26-Nov-12 09:21:00

Good luck webminx I hope you get positive news today.

and congrats pinkapples

CollectorofCookbooks Mon 26-Nov-12 11:47:47

Good luck today Webminx.

Had my booking in appointment at the hospital this morning, and they found the heartbeat! Was a bit like a small train chugging up a hill. Very relieved - now just need to hang on til next Wednesday for my scan.

Am starting to feel quite faint if I stand up for too long, keep going a bit weak and wobbly which sounds pathetic. MW said blood pressure changes not sugar levels, so I need to sit down more! I can cope with that...

spiderlight Mon 26-Nov-12 12:52:52

Thinjking of you Webminx.

CuriosityCola Mon 26-Nov-12 13:54:47

Hope everything has gone okay webminx flowers

arlandria666 Mon 26-Nov-12 17:06:59

petrified about my scan tomorrow! every time i let myself get excited i always think of something bad hmm my latest fear that they won't be able to see baby cos i am over weight! i have to keep reminding myself that they saw it at 7 weeks! don't think i will get much sleep tonight!! anyone else got their scan tomorrow?xx

pinkapples Mon 26-Nov-12 18:29:23

I had that arlandria they didn't directly say it and saw baby fine I did get home tho and read the notes they'd stuck in that said images limited due to bmi... How rude I thought baby looked beautiful you'll be fine let us know how it goes x

arlandria666 Mon 26-Nov-12 19:09:28

i remember on my early scan they pressed on dead hard and i was thinking jeeeeez i haven't even dared sleep on my front and your crushing my tummy lol! i have got absolutely everything crossed and will post on here either way tomorrow hopefully good news xxxx

webminx Mon 26-Nov-12 19:55:50

Thanks very much for all your kind wishes! Couldn't believe it - baby is absolutely fine; measuring normal for dates, nice strong heartbeat, in the right place, no reason for the bleeding that they could see. So, fingers crossed for the next milestone - the 12 week scan!! I was so relieved I cried like a total girl for ages, while grinning like a loon and the poor sonographer didn't know what to do with me! had my bag packed and ready in the car to be admitted that afternoon, I was so convinced it couldn't be good news. Very very happy mr & mrs in this house today - Christmas has come early :-) :-) . Good luck to all going for scans this week!

AlohaMama Mon 26-Nov-12 20:00:34

Yay! Fantastic news webminx, so happy for you.

Sunbeam18 Mon 26-Nov-12 20:06:30

Wonderful news, Webminx!!!

MrsBri Mon 26-Nov-12 20:06:37

Yay, webminx! Awesome news :-) xx

SantasSecretSparkle Mon 26-Nov-12 20:17:08

Great news web grin

dreamydays Mon 26-Nov-12 20:38:36

Yay webminx great news!

Good luck to those with scans tomorrow, also to suzy for the pvs.

dreamydays Mon 26-Nov-12 20:38:55

Sorry cvs not pvs!

arlandria666 Mon 26-Nov-12 20:43:50

webminx fantastic news :-D xxxx

DontGrumbleGiveAWhistle Mon 26-Nov-12 20:58:33

<crawls out of woodwork>
Hi all - I was too shy to join before but I've had a scan today a saw a heartbeat (yah!) I'm 9+4d and this is number 4 for me.

webminx - congratulations! I was in for the scan today as I was bleeding on Friday - nothing as heavy as yours but I was still really worried none the same so I could only imagine how worried you were.

[waves hello to everyone]

webminx Mon 26-Nov-12 21:08:53

Thanks everyone - fingers crossed my luck holds :-). The worst thing about the bleeding is that nobody can really tell me what it might be so I kind of continue to stress about it, despite our relief that everything seems ok otherwise. They've said it could be implantation/cervical erosion/old blood from the womb/gynae-related but no real answers so just got to hope it stops at some point It's still there, albeit it much lighter... So glad everything worked out for you at the scan today too DontGrumble! It's such a relief isn't it?!

CuriosityCola Mon 26-Nov-12 21:28:21

Excellent news webminx smile

Good luck for all the scans/ checks tomorrow.

I'm counting down the days to my booking in appointment on Wednesday. Can't believe I will be nearly 12 weeks before I have been seen!

olimoss Tue 27-Nov-12 09:01:54

Aces news webminx - pleasing!

Meanwhile I got my first offer of a seat on the overground today. To be fair (i) I am wearing a pinafore type dress which could easily hide a big baby gut, and (ii) it was a nice lady (rather than the two men who ignored me) who offered, but I was so surprised I declined!

Weird.....I have been avoiding one of those 'baby on board' badge things, don't feel like I qualify for one yet. What are others doing?

Dillydollydaydream Tue 27-Nov-12 10:47:35

Ah good news webminx

Hoping for good news for you suzy

I'm 13 weeks but no scan until Thursday! Really hope everything is ok, really nervous and won't believe there's a tiny life in there until I see it! After my mc in April I'm convinced something will happen!

DontGrumbleGiveAWhistle Tue 27-Nov-12 10:58:55

webminx Thanks, it's a great relief. Shed a tear of joy when I saw the heartbeat (followed by a fit of giggles - swear I was a schoolgirl!)

olimoss am in Ireland and we don't do the 'baby on board' badges. Instead we either glare people out or suffer in silence. I'm lucky in that I walk to work or if I do have to get the train it's only 2 stops so I don't mind standing.

Since yesterday my body has discovered it's pregnant and I now have a belly, was shattered this morning and just couldn't get up (not normally this tired). I just have to suck it in and suck it up!

DontmindifIdo Tue 27-Nov-12 11:39:25

Webminx - great news!

Does anyone know how to get a baby on board badge? Last time round my commute was rather shorter until the last couple of months, by which point I was huge so always got a seat!

SantasSecretSparkle Tue 27-Nov-12 12:22:37

cola I think it's fairly standard not to have a proper scan until 12 weeks, but that doesn't make the wait any more bearable!! We've got one on Sunday but only because we're paying!! My NHS scan isn't till I'm 13+4!!!

I'm having terrible coccyx pain, anyone else?

olimoss Tue 27-Nov-12 12:32:59

I just checked the TFL website and it says:-

'These are available from our Customer Service Centre by emailing your full name and address to babyonboard@tfl.gov.uk or by calling 0843 222 1234.'

MrsBri Tue 27-Nov-12 12:35:31

Cola...due to a location cock up resulting in me going to the wrong place, my booking in is on 8th at 11+6 and my scan on 11th! Should've been 9+6, but never mind.

I just want the scan really to make sure all is well. I know I saw the wriggly bean at 7+6, but it seems ages ago. And decreasing symptoms worry me. Even though it's normal at 10+ weeks!

I should be grateful I've stopped being sick! I'm still nauseous and still feel 'weird', so should just get on with it.

Ooh...and in last few days had popping and fluttering internally. Feels like a living being throwing itself about inside. Which it could be...surely too early though?!

Any more scan news today?

Hello all too :-)

CuriosityCola Tue 27-Nov-12 13:34:25

Santa it's my booking in appointment that is at 12 weeks. I should have been seen and had at least one blood test done for my thyroid by now. Just been getting messed around. My scan is the week after, which I think is more normal.

I can't find it on the thread, but I think someone had a more serious appointment today? Hope all goes ok and sorry for not remembering your nameblush

For those on the London Underground, I got offered seats from 6 weeks last time. To be fair I looked a state with morning sickness. The best way to get a seat is just to ask! grin Before a noticeable bump appears it helps to do the pregnant lady, belly rub. olimoss I missed out on a few seats by being too polite and refusing, even though I was desperate to sit down. It's a strange automatic instinct. smile

CuriosityCola Tue 27-Nov-12 13:37:07

mrsbri not sure what the earliest for baby flutters is?

MrsBri Tue 27-Nov-12 13:57:05

It could always be wind!

DontmindifIdo Tue 27-Nov-12 14:12:56

MrsBri - I've also had flutterings, but it doesnt feel like it did with DS so I think it's wind too... God it's all glamour having a baby isn't it? grin

ChicaT Tue 27-Nov-12 14:16:25

I just went up to a desk at one of the tube stations and they promptly gave me 2 'Baby on Board' badges - super easy!

ChicaT Tue 27-Nov-12 14:20:16

To SantaSecretSparkle - have your coccyx checked out, you may have damaged it at some point and it could be playing up as a result. A damaged broken coccyx can have an impact on your birth - I broke mine years ago and it has healed at a right angle under my bum. Because of this combined with other complications, I'm going to have a CS so as not to risk baby getting stuck and having to have an ELCS (as happened to a friend of mine with a broker/badly healed coccyx).

ChicaT Tue 27-Nov-12 14:26:16

Olimoss - I'm taking every chance I can to sit down on public transport as I never know when the wave of tiredness is going to hit! I asked someone for their seat for the first time the other day - felt very guilty, but then he was a fit and healthy young man so shouldn't feel too bad, and he didn't mind at all. I have been wondering what happens if all the seats are taking up by people who are a bit older, pensioner kind of age, but who look perfectly healthy and fit. Who wins the special seat?! I think I'd probably ask someone younger in one of the seats nearby.

HistoryKitty Tue 27-Nov-12 14:33:13

I work for TfL and you should be able to pick up the badge at any underground ticket desk. I had to start wearing one as got rather crushed on a train one morning when the train in front of ours was cancelled and everyone got on ours and someone rested their rucksack on my bump (been showing rather early with this one). Ended up having a panic attack and fainting at London Bridge. It doesn't always get me a seat but people at least keep out of my personal space a bit more.

olimoss Tue 27-Nov-12 15:37:05

ChicaT - yes I think I probably will too - it was just I was taken aback as not expecting it but suppose combination of my mardy morning-sickness face and the not-too-flattering dress was a winner....

The contract I'm on at the moment I have to catch a bus, an overground and a rail train and it's a bit of a mission - any seat is a good seat.

I emailed that Tfl address and they responded immediately, sending one out to my home address.

spiderlight Tue 27-Nov-12 15:45:28

Got my scan a week today!! grin

Webminx, I'm so glad everything's OK smile

arlandria666 Tue 27-Nov-12 17:35:34

everything went well with my scan got a right little wriggle bum! also stubborn as it was lay on its tummy with its legs crossed kept flapping its legs and moving around but not over! i saw its mouth opening too amazing but scan pictures aren't great even tho what we saw on the screen was :-) Will try and relax a little now x x good luck with scans x x

MrsBri Tue 27-Nov-12 18:33:54

That's great, Arlandria :-) How exciting!

I still have 2 weeks yet.

And pregnancy, so far, is soooo glamorous, Don'tmind, ha ha!!

webminx Tue 27-Nov-12 19:08:45

Great news on the scan, arlandria!
Think I'll crack out my BoB badge tomorrow morning - feel like I can now! I had to tell work today as needed to explain my absence since Thursday. They were v pleased for me so fingers crossed they'll continue to feel positive about it when I start eating all the meeting-room biscuits and hogging the loo half the day ;-)
Hope all is well with everyone...

suzyrut Wed 28-Nov-12 10:46:45

Hi all and thanks again for the good wishes, unfortunately they couldn't do the cvs yesterday as my bowel was covering the top of the uterus where the placenta is and there was a chance that if they did the procedure they'd puncture my bowel which is supposed to be very nasty. I burst into tears when they told me as I now have another agonising week to wait before they will try to repeat it. I begged them to try again on the Monday rather than waiting till the tuesday so i will be guaranteed to have the results by the end of next week if they can do it. If they can't then I'll have to wait a further week for an amino! Can't say nice enough things about the hospital staff though they were all very lovely which has made it all just about manageable!

Fortunately I have a very understanding boss and dp and I are still taking today off but instead of planned recovery we're going to go for lovely lunch and do some Christmas shopping.

Congrats on great scan news, it's lovely to hear things are going well xx

Dillydollydaydream Wed 28-Nov-12 10:55:58

Sorry to hear you need to wait again for the CVS. Must be awful having to wait when you thought you'd be getting answers soon. Try to enjoy your lunch with dh shopping trip.

spiderlight Wed 28-Nov-12 13:40:29

Sorry you've got even longer to wait, Suzy, but you really do not want a punctured bowel!

CuriosityCola Wed 28-Nov-12 19:41:54

How frustrating Suzy. I hope this week passes quickly for you.

I had my booking in appointment today. Lots of questions, but pretty uneventful. No listening for heartbeat as it is too early at the booking in appointment (not convinced if you are nearly 12 weeks!). Did anyone else get to hear it? Very lucky though as my midwife and trainee midwife are really lovely.

Had a really strange day today with no sickness. Not sure whether to celebrate or if its a weird one off. smile

MrsBri Wed 28-Nov-12 19:50:39

Glad it went well, Cola.

Maybe they prefer to wait until after the scan, just in case?

pinkapples Wed 28-Nov-12 20:37:31

No I didn't hear mine either and didn't hear it at the scan as apparently I have a anterior placenta? Anyone else had a scan and had this written in their notes? She didn't even mention hearing it but said it was a nice strong heartbeat but I read that an anterior placenta can make it harder to hear? Anyone know?

CuriosityCola Wed 28-Nov-12 21:09:10

pinkapples that sounds right and you will probably find that it's harder to feel kicks as well. Your kicks will probably come later. The placenta kind of cushions everything in that position. I used to have a link to a great website that discussed placenta positioning and the effect (not negative) on pregnancy and labour. Will try to find it. I researched loads last time as it looked like my placenta was going to be low lying. A scan at 38ish weeks showed it had moved as the uterus grew. Our bodies are amazing aren't they?

Mrs Bri I think it's to stop people panicking if they can't find it. I'm just sure I had it last time (and I'm impatientgrin).

CuriosityCola Wed 28-Nov-12 21:10:04

I'm guessing you know anterior means its at the front.

HistoryKitty Wed 28-Nov-12 21:31:12

Hi pinkapples,
I had an anterior placenta with my DD, I first felt movements at 18 weeks, which is about right I think as she was my first. The movements felt pretty noticeable to me, but then I had nothing to compare it to.

Also didn't have much trouble finding the heartbeat, I bought a home doppler as I had a placental hemorrhage at 13 weeks (nothing to do with its position) and used it for reassurance as I was bleeding for about a month after. Always heard the heartbeat clearly and also got to hear the 'whooshing' of the placenta working, so the fact it was at the front didn't cause any problems.

MrsBri Wed 28-Nov-12 21:50:57

The last thing they need is a pregnant lady in freak out mode at the booking in appointment due to a lack of discernible heartbeat. I don't want my midwife to offer. I'd rather wait for the scan 3 days later!

But I'm a scaredy cat anyway :-/

CuriosityCola Wed 28-Nov-12 21:54:49

Much more sensible than me MrsBri. smile

MrsBri Wed 28-Nov-12 21:58:18

Just concerned, I think.

Daft really, as I've seen the baby and heartbeat on my private scan at 8 weeks. Maybe I'll relax more next time as I'll know what twinges are normal!

redwellybluewelly Wed 28-Nov-12 22:15:27

Does anyone know if you buy items from the mamasandpapas website whether you can return them in store? I am having issues finding out, thank you

PseudoBadger Wed 28-Nov-12 22:21:59

Hi everyone, sorry I haven't been around for a while. Well I'm 11+4 and feeling fantastic! This is nothing like my first pregnancy thank god. Sickness and bizarre hunger disappeared at the weekend, and although I'm still prone to tiredness in general I feel great.
I am slightly worried as I still haven't had a scan (10th Dec) and I've kind of forgotten about being pg as I'm just so busy, but I've really just put it out of my mind.

I thought I was doing OK the last week or two, but today I had a two hour nap when DS slept after lunch shock - only just woke up in time for the school run too! Will set an alarm on my phone from now on, I think grin

Sams4lo Thu 29-Nov-12 07:31:08

How's everyone feeling?
Went for scan yesterday and had EDD moved forward to 3rd June smile baby is very active, and camera shy lol feel like a weight has been lifted, now just to see consultant Tuesday to find out how early a planned section they want to do, given dc4s surprise arrival at 34wks! Midwife thinks I will be admitted after 28 weeks, so def need a plan in place for my own peace of mind sad