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Sept 2013?

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legoboat Sat 22-Dec-12 19:42:12

Hello - bit early, but I definitely had two positives this morning, wanted to check on drinking vodka this evening or not. I make due date 4th Sep 2013.
I had to terminate a pregnancy in late Sep at 13ish weeks because of incompatible with life diagnosis, so hope that doesn't happen again (I have a 25% chance but hopefully I'll fall in the 75% this time).

Snazzyfeelingfestive Sun 23-Dec-12 00:15:18

I'm not in this club but just saying congrats to you legoboat ! I can imagine you will be a bit nervous after your experience last year but fingers crossed all goes well.

WeeWeeWeeAllTheWayHome Sun 23-Dec-12 00:50:08

Just had 2 positives at 10pm! Will tentatively join here, although I can't believe it's real yet. Congratulations legoboat!

I just started a thread in chat to ask the same thing and a response that reassured me was that:

"there is no placenta until around 8 weeks, until then the blastocyst has fuck all to do with whatever you have been doing and is actually safer from your influence at that point/ It doesn't really matter what you did, it doesn't affect the blastocyst/zygote so don't stress about it."

Hope that helps, it certainly put my mind at rest grin

jennimoo Sun 23-Dec-12 05:48:50

Hello. Ill tentatively join too.

BFP on Friday with due date around the first. Still terrified AF will arrive. With DD I was really relaxed (or just naive!) but I think this time will be different!

legoboat Sun 23-Dec-12 07:03:34

Oh good, not just me. I have a ds who is just 4 so will be starting school on my due date (ds was born in his) if I get that far. Not too nervous about same thing happening, whatever will be will be I suppose. 75% is still good odds, I keep telling myself. Congratulations all.

chevytruck Sun 23-Dec-12 12:26:32

<pokes head round door>

WeeWeeWeeAllTheWayHome Sun 23-Dec-12 22:54:29

Yes, I was pretty relaxed with DS but since joining MN, I'm much more aware in general. This will definitely be a nerve wracking time!

At what point do you contact GP/midwife? Am a bit flummoxed as to what, if anything, to do next.

jennimoo Mon 24-Dec-12 05:45:08

I might call go and ask today, then if its the right thing get an appointment booked for the new year. With the bank hols and being away ourselves I'd at least know then!

AF would have been due yesterday or today so feel like I've got past the first hurdle now. Had crampy pains yesterday but think it was just gas!

legoboat Mon 24-Dec-12 06:36:24

We're going away just after Christmas and are back mid January so i'm going to call the hospital then, I suppose that will be at 6/7 weeks. Because of all te trouble I had last time they said to go straight to the fetal
Medicine unit rather than via the gp. Apparently I will have lots more scans this time to see if there are abnormalities present - the earlier they see it the better.

WeeWeeWeeAllTheWayHome Mon 24-Dec-12 06:48:24

We're off after Christmas as well! grin It's only for two days but will be the first time we've left the country for two years so really looking forward to it.

I had a look on the nhs website and it advises people to get in touch with their gp (or midwife, through children's centres etc) as soon as you find out so might try to make an appointment today.

I have absolutely no idea about dates and think I might actually be due at the end of August blush You won't kick me off here will you?

<puts on best hang dog expression>

legoboat Mon 24-Dec-12 07:10:27

Have a great break then. Yes, we're abroad too. Last time I was pregnant (this summer) they weren't interested until at least 8 weeks, I saw the midwife at 11 weeks and had scan at 12 (where they saw problems). I think it depends on area as to what they do. I'm just off to work now... Poo

legoboat Mon 24-Dec-12 07:11:42

Ps if you don't know dates may be best to do earlier to get a sneaky dating scan in. Best of luck!

WeeWeeWeeAllTheWayHome Mon 24-Dec-12 11:05:13

Ah, hope work is fun and festive!

I managed to see a doctor this morning and told him I didn't have a clue about my dates. I guessed lmp to be mid nov, he suggested 15th, I said sure why not, could've been earlier though so he changed it to the 10th. Which means I have an entirely accurate and reliable due date of August 18th! grin

He did say I'd probably be called I'm for a scan I'm about 4 weeks, which is amazingly soon. He also reassured me about coming I'm so soon after doing the test and said it was the right thing to do as they can now send off all my details to the hospital so do go if you want!

jennimoo Mon 24-Dec-12 12:47:56

I called the doctors and am booked in next Monday, but will be only just past 5 weeks. They didn't ask how pg I was, just have me next available appointment with my dr.

212VIP Tue 25-Dec-12 22:57:33

Good thing I only poked my head round the door.
Christmas Day miscarriage from Santa for me... sad
Best of luck y'all.

SpanishLady Wed 26-Dec-12 08:27:41

212vip so sorry to read your news, hope you are being looked after, take care.

SpanishLady Wed 26-Dec-12 08:28:26

May I join? Think due around 8th sept

WeeWeeWeeAllTheWayHome Wed 26-Dec-12 09:23:21

212VIP Sorry to hear that sad. Hope you manage to have a restful few days and are taken care of.

Rosiechoice Wed 26-Dec-12 11:06:18

Morning 212VIP I'm so sorry to read your bad news, I was coming on here to join too as i think im due about 2nd September but my heart goes out to you, I hope you're as ok as you can be?

Preposteroushypothesis Thu 27-Dec-12 21:27:21

Hi everyone, can I join?

I am 4 weeks pregnant with DC2, lmp 19/11 but I have very long cycles so the nhs due date calculator thing says I'm due 4th September so snap legoboat

212vip sorry to hear about your mc and I hope you get another bfp soon!

Anyone else having symptoms yet? I have been getting a lot of nauseia that I can only keep at bay by eating non-stop. With DD I didn't get sick until 7 weeks and then it was the opposite and looking at any food made me sick and I couldn't keep anything other than bread down!

Starfishkiss Thu 27-Dec-12 23:49:42

Hello! <waves>
I got my Christmas BFP today! Feeling happier now, but it was a very big shock (worried about how we will cope financially etc).
I think I'm due around the start of sept smile

jennimoo Fri 28-Dec-12 05:49:55

Hello! I've been feeling very slight nausea. I didn't get it til 6 weeks with DD but wonder if I'm just recognise that particular feeling inside of morning sickness as its familiar!
I'm tired but not sure yet it's any more than usual...
I'm away a few days and have only tested the once a week ago so am a little worried. And my MIL has kindly bought my favourite things: Brie, chianti etc... ;)

Starfishkiss Fri 28-Dec-12 09:51:13

Hi Jenny, I've not yet felt the delights of morning sickness, but I've had all the other symptoms like going off all my favourite perfumes, sore breasts, needing to wee a lot etc etc. I also get mouth ulcers for some reason when I'm pregnant but I've never read this as a normal symptom anywhere; does anyone else get this? hmm

Preposteroushypothesis Fri 28-Dec-12 10:38:47

Funny you should say that starfish as I have had 2 very painful ulcers for a few days. I hadn't thought that it might be a pregnancy symptom but I had thought it was strange as, although I do sometimes get ulcers, I usually only get them when I have accidentily bitten the side of my mouth or my tongue and then eat something sugary, but this time I don't remember biting my mouth at all! Maybe it is a pregnancy symptom. Pregnancy is very bizarre!!

jenimoo you can eat the Brie as long as you cook it if that helps? I asked the dr as I LOVE cheese and couldn't cope with the thought of Christmas without the lovely cheeses I had bought grin can't help you with the Chianti though!

jm233 Fri 28-Dec-12 11:07:33


I'm new here so just going to sneak in... I got my bfp on Christmas morning, best present ever! This will be our first so its all so new and exciting! How has everyone been feeling? I booked my midwife apt this morning but I dont think it has properly sunk in yet!

Emma290 Fri 28-Dec-12 11:22:10

Hi Guys smile

I am new to MumsNet, I got my BFP Christmas Eve very exciting. My Due Date is the 2nd of September 2013

This is my second pregnancy after having a miscarrige in October at 8 weeks.

Now every ache or pain im freaking out and googling everything. I have my first app with the midwife on the 22/01 which seems so long away. I keep having bad period cramps since i found out my no spotting or blood at all is this normal, is any one else getting this?

So Glad I have found some were to talk to people who are the same stage as me. smile

SGJ Fri 28-Dec-12 14:03:15

I'll hop on board too - due 3rd September though DD was 2 weeks late so I'm not betting any money this one will be on time either!
jennimoo - do I recognise you from a 2010 thread? Congratulations to everyone!
I'm getting the same symptoms as last time though hant even tested at this stage last time so must be recognising them earlier - sore boobs and an unsettled tummy which doesn't feel like nausea so much as hunger.. what a shame! Another mince pie for me!

IBelieveInPink Fri 28-Dec-12 17:17:09

Umm, hi all! <waves sheepishly>. I got my BFP this morning. After a mmc at 8 weeks in October I am absolutely terrified, so may just lurk until I am a bit more sure if that is okay.

emma I am also having cramps, period like. I think this is just things stretching and settling, so I wouldn't worry. However as I mentioned, I am terrified at the moment so being a worry freak over everything!

IBelieveInPink Fri 28-Dec-12 17:18:36

Oh yes, due September 9th. Hopefully. smile

Rosiechoice Fri 28-Dec-12 17:54:47

Hi Emma snap I got my BFP on Christmas Eve and according to an online due date calculator I'm due 2nd September too! We might end up pushing at the same time wink I'm sorry to hear about your mc in October. I'm experiencing cramps on and off too, from what I've read (because this is my 1st pregnancy) it's pretty normal, stay positive!

SGJ I've got the hunger feeling too, I'm trying to resist the urge to eat more though, so far I haven't felt like I'm actually going to be sick, I'm sure that will come soon enough though!

Hi IBelieveInPink congrats! Fingers crossed this time is your time, it's a very strange time, exciting but scary incase anything goes wrong. I know it's easier said than done but try and stay calm.

What are everyone's stats? I was on another thread because I was taking clomid because I wasn't ovulating and we all gave a bit of background information about ourselves, it was quite a nice introduction, so here goes;
Age 30, ttc 14months with no.1, BFP Xmas eve, due 2nd Sept, fell pregnant on 2nd round of clomid

Starfishkiss Fri 28-Dec-12 19:06:27

So lovely to meet lot of other folk in the same position as me! Especially as I can't tell anyone else about it yet!!

Ooh stats, ok then:
I'm 27 yrs old, married, this is my 2nd pregnancy/DC - I already have a 23mth old DS, I wasn't TTC this this little one - they came as a bit of a shock, especially as I took a year to conceive my DS, i am due on the 2nd sept, and got my BFP on the 27th Dec (but knew i was pregnant about 2 weeks before), I live in the East Mids, and I am terrified of labour confused

Oooh so glad someone else has experienced pregnancy mouth ulcers too!!! grin

Rosiechoice Fri 28-Dec-12 19:25:00

Ahh starfishkiss I live in the East Midlands too! Due around the 2nd sept - might meet you in hospital wink what a lovely surprise for you though, it's funny how things work out! Did you have a bad labour with DS? I'm also terrified of labour (I was hoping that's just a natural feeling) but after ttc for so long I'm just concentrating on how brilliant it is at the moment

Starfishkiss Fri 28-Dec-12 19:39:04

Hi Rosie, <waves at Rosie out the window!> grin
Yep I think it is probably normal to be scared of labour but yes I had a bad labour with my DS, and also a scary first week (DS had a stay in hospital via A&E). But onwards and upwards!
Wow you must be so over the moon to finally get a BFP after TTC for so long!

Rosiechoice Fri 28-Dec-12 19:56:03

Eek, well they say every pregnancy (and birth) is different so fingers crossed it'll be ok this time, it must be true that the memory fades then!?! It does sound very difficult though, it must have been so upsetting and scary having your DS spend his 1st week in hospital! Yes, we're absolutely over the moon to finally get a BFP, after about 7 friends announcing they're expecting throughout this time too it has felt like it was never going to happen, it certainly has been a roller coaster ride already smile

jennimoo Fri 28-Dec-12 20:35:09

I'm 31. Got BFP on 21st dec with DC2 (DD is 2.3) after 6 months trying and due about 1st sept (although DD was 9 days early...)

My labour was fine, I remember it fondly (almost!) so not as worried about that as I am the sleepless nights with a toddler ;)

IBelieveInPink Fri 28-Dec-12 21:11:00

Thanks rosie. It's not really sunk in yet I don't think. I am trying to just ignore it for a bit until I get past a few weeks. But it's hard to ignore with all this cramping going on! Little pink is making itself known already!

Stats, I'm 29, 2nd pg first ended in mmc at 8 weeks. This will be first baby. And I'm in the south west. First pg I had almost no symptoms, so in a weird way im hoping for lots this time! Don't think it necessarily makes a difference, would just feel better if it was different for me. smile

SGJ Fri 28-Dec-12 21:49:55

Rosie, I was never sick once last time, just felt a sort of car sick nausea which is nothing to complain about really.

Stats: I'm 30, married, live in North Essex (NOT the TOWIE bit!!) and got BFP on Christmas morning. Will probably annoy you all to learn it was after about 3 weeks of trying, but having seen my sister try for 6 years (and now 30 weeks pg, YAY!) I know almost firsthand how absolutely gutting ttc can be so big congrats to all those for whom it took a bit longer.

If it reassures anyone, my labour was a total laugh with DD, who was 2 this month. It was a really enjoyable experience.

Also - glad to see there'll be a few of us having babies and toddlers to juggle! Everyone says 2 is easier than 1 but I suspect that's just part of a big ploy to keep the world populated!

ZombiesAreClammyDodgers Fri 28-Dec-12 22:29:34

Hi may I join please? Early dildocam scan shows estimated due date might be sept 1 (if this is a viable pregnancy).

ZombiesAreClammyDodgers Fri 28-Dec-12 22:47:44

So, stats- am 32 and this is my first BFP. LMP would place me at about seven weeks but because I have a 39 day cycle the early scan puts me at 4 wks + 5 days.
Have not had any morning sickness though have lost my appetite a bit- partly due to the flu I've had for the past few days and partly the terrible heartburn I've been having.
That apart, cramps in my fanjo and some mild stretching on either side of the lower stomach, and sore boobs.
Apparently I'm to have my booking in appointment in jan.

legoboat Sat 29-Dec-12 07:24:42

Hello all. Stats for me are - got bfp 22nd dec, 4 days early so due 4th sept by my reckoning. Am mid 30s and have 4 year old. Had to terminate pregnancy in sep 2012 at 13 weeks due to incompatible with life diagnosis at 12 week scan. They don't know what caused this and think there's a 25% chance of it happening again. Was 2nd month of trying post termination. Am thinking the worst this time then hopefully will be surprised. When i get back from 'holiday' i will contact the hospital as they said to go straight there if i get preg again as i'll be high risk and get lots of scans.

Rosiechoice Sat 29-Dec-12 09:26:31

Thanks for the reassurance SGJ anyone who knows me understands how much I hate being sick so morning sickness isn't something I would 'enjoy' my mum had very little morning sickness so I'm hoping I'll follow in her footsteps!

Welcome Zombie thanks for your stats.

Has anyone else found it uncomfortable to stretch their tummies too much? I moved in bed last night and it hurt, I'm very wary of putting too much strain on my stomach, hope this is normal?

legoboat I hope you have a lovely time away and you get looked after well by the hospital when you get back

Have a lovely Saturday, I'm going for afternoon tea - how civilised! smile

SpanishLady Sat 29-Dec-12 09:40:05

I think I'm due 8 sept. I'm 38 and have a 2 year old son, like SGJ fell preg 1st month (took 2 months with son but was expecting it to be harder this time given my age etc so am very grateful and hope it will be ok) - this time is tinged with about of anxiety has a very good friend is TTC and having a tough time so am dreading telling her.

Got my BFP on christmas morning (gave my dh the test amongst his presents - after cheering did say he wasn't sure a urine covered stick should be classed as his best present!) I live

SpanishLady Sat 29-Dec-12 09:40:27

In Hertfordshire!

Preposteroushypothesis Sat 29-Dec-12 10:10:01

My stats: 27 years old, DD just turned 2 at the beginning of December. Also much less terrified of labour than with dealing with my very strong willed toddler and a newborn with little sleep! I got my BFP on the 23rd and couldn't wait to tell my DP so wrapped a test for my mum on Christmas morning instead!

rosie hopefully you will take after your mum and not get too sick. I was hoping to take after my mum with her quick labours, 5 hours for first and 3 hours for second...no such luck, 27 hours for me!! Other than the length my labour was fine though, water birth and gas and air and totally worth every second! You do forget pretty quickly! The water birth was amazing because the midwife told me to pick her out of the water when she was born so I was the first person to touch her, I'm hoping for that again with this mini prep!

Preposteroushypothesis Sat 29-Dec-12 10:10:24

Oh and I'm in SW London

jennimoo Sat 29-Dec-12 11:57:42

rosie I'm kind of sick a phobic but coped ok with morning sickness. Felt almost permanently pukey but was only sick a handful of times first thing in the morning when I hadn't eaten.

Rosiechoice Sat 29-Dec-12 12:33:53

Thanks ladies! I'll keep my fingers crossed but I feel so lucky to actually be pregnant that I don't mind (although I might not be saying that if I have my head hanging over the toilet)

spanish that is such a good idea! I couldn't have waited from Xmas eve to tell DH, it took everything I had to wait an hour before it was a reasonable hour to wake him up.

jm233 Sat 29-Dec-12 13:54:52

Hi all! Stats are- 26, married, first pg, due on 7th Sep! I've been off the pill since July and I'd say we have been trying 'properly' for 2 months now. I've read what feels like every book and web page on the stage of my pregnancy etc- I wish I wasn't so nosey cause I am starting to freak myself out with all the things that can go wrong! I've so far had very sore bbs, mild nausea, mild cramps (with a sometimes fairly sore 'pokey' feeling) and what feels like hunger pains... I'm trying to be good though, trying to sub sausage rolls for fruit! Eek!

SpanishLady Sat 29-Dec-12 15:07:37

Rosie, I'd never have lasted to Christmas day if I'd tested and gotten a BFP before. With my son I tested at about 5am and waited about 5 seconds to turn on the light and wake my husband up to show him.

I had tested using one of the lines style of tester so it was a line but not the strongest. My DH wanted to go back to sleep but lasted 10 mins then looked up when Tesco opened and drove us down to get some digital types as he wanted a more definitive answer so I was confident he would prefer to know asap!

SpanishLady Sat 29-Dec-12 15:21:19

thought I'd have a go at ordering the stats, have just taken from this page as cant go back!:

Jennimoo, 31, BFP 21 Dec, due date 1st September, DC2
ZombiesAreClammyDodgers, 32, due date 1st September, DC1
Rosiechoice, 30, BFP Christmas Eve, due date 2nd September, DC1
Starfishkiss, 27, BFP 27th Dec, due date 2nd September, DC2
Emma290, BFP Christmas Eve, due date 2nd September, DC1
SGJ, due date 3rd September, DC2
Legoboat, BFP 22nd Dec, due date 4th September, DC2
jm233, 26, BFP ?, due date 7th September, DC1
SpanishLady, 38, BFP Christmas Day, due date 8th September, DC2
IBelieveInPink, BFP 28th Dec, due date 9th September, DC1
Preposterashypothesis, 27, BFP 23rd Dec, due date?, DC2

jennimoo Sat 29-Dec-12 15:35:31

Well done spanishlady! As DD was early I guess I have a good chance of being first to pop ;)

jm233 Sat 29-Dec-12 16:06:47

Spanishlady I got my bfp on Christmas day too!

Starfishkiss Sat 29-Dec-12 17:03:05

Thanks a lot for that

Starfishkiss Sat 29-Dec-12 17:07:47

Sorry pressed wrong button
Thanks a lot for that spanishlady!

Just a quick question for those of you also on your 2nd pregnancy, do your breasts really really hurt when your DC cries - like the pain before the let-down when your first was a baby?
It's agony as my DS is in that Crying and tantrumming at everything stage!
Even more, I'm scared I'm going to start leaking! hmm

jennimoo Sat 29-Dec-12 17:11:52

I'm BFing DD so mine are probably different! A few twinges but I haven't noticed it being when she cries. Will look out for it though.

Belvedere Sat 29-Dec-12 19:10:40

Hello, I too got a BFP on Christmas Day. All been a bit of a shock for us and the other half is still in shock! I'm 33 and this is my first, I am really excited but also really nervous till my scan. Eeek. When is everyone telling their families?

ZombiesAreClammyDodgers Sat 29-Dec-12 19:33:42

we've told my parents and ILs. Figure we'll take the rough with the smooth. But no siblings or grandparents or friends etc.
That can all happen if once I reach 12 weeks!

Gatorade Sat 29-Dec-12 20:14:40

Evening all, just checking in as I got my bfp this morning.

As for my stats, I'm 28, married, this will be my third pregnancy, one surviving DD who is just over 10 months old, I'm due around 10th September. We seem to be rather fertile as this is the 3rd time around I have ended up pregnant in the first month of trying.

I'm here in a cautious capacity as my first pregnancy ended in a 'miscarriage' at 20 weeks, most likely due to a congenital heart defect (my DS had Down's syndrome which was detected during the 12 week scan and confirmed via CVS so we knew there were problems but we didn't expect to lose him).

Luckily DD is fit and healthy, although my pregnancy wasn't straight forward as I was hospitalised with HG on a number of occasions, and then pregnancy induced hypertension. DD was born by emergency section after I was induced and her cord prolapsed.

Goodness, reading that back sounds like I am having a real moan...I promise I am delighted to be here!

SpanishLady Sat 29-Dec-12 22:54:13

Hi all!

Starfish, haven't noticed the boob thing though they have swollen up really quickly, it was the only 'symptom' I had in the 2week phase which made me wonder if I might be pregnant. I now also have lower back ache which is new for me.

With my son I started throwing up the week before my period was due/able to test and carried on until about week 25, this time slight nausea but no vomiting yet - hurrah!

Gatorade - happy to meet you and I really hope this pregnancy will be safe and happy for you, I have a friend who had a similar experience to yours with your son and knowing her heartbreak I'm so sorry but send all my best wishes for this pregnancy.

On iPad so will try to update stats ASAP unless someone else can get to it first!

jmf294 Sat 29-Dec-12 23:43:19

Hello all,
Well I didn't expect to find myself in an antenatal club!
I got my BFP this morning and think I am due on 2nd Sept.
We weren't trying- well were just being a bit too lazy with contraception
My stats are:
I am 36,married, live in Herts I have a DS aged 5 and a DD aged 2.
I always wanted DC3 but my husband didn't.
I woke up on Thursday and realised that I was 4 days late- then i though my AF was coming. When it hadn't showed by this morning I bought a test and then had to break the news to be husband- shocked but pleased was his reaction! Bless him!!

Hope we all have healthy uneventful pregnancies!!

catyloopylou Sun 30-Dec-12 00:27:40

Hi everyone. I'm joining the club too. Got my bfp on Christmas eve. It's been really difficult not to tell anyone over Christmas so good to have people to talk to here, especially as I feel slightly superstitious about telling anyone before 20 weeks as I've known so many people mc and am a bit worried, for no real reason, that there may be problems.

I have a DH and a 22month old DS, been TTC for 4 months so really excited, and nervous. I live in north London and seems I'm the granny of the group at 41 (although I look younger!). date calculators suggest due date of 1st Sept. Got GP appointment next week so can double check then. First labour was long and difficult so really not looking forward to it this time and am trying to ignore that aspect of it all for as long as possible, but first pregnancy was uneventful with few symptoms apart from feeling constantly nauseous for first trimester.

Only symptoms so far are feeling more hungry and thirsty than usual. which probably explains why my jeans feel a bit tight already!

MeanMrsMustard Sun 30-Dec-12 13:01:23

Hi - Can I join too?
I got my bfp on the 19th. it was our first month of trying and I was in total shock. I swing from being over excited and paranoid at what can go wrong. I'm still trying to find that healty balance.
I think i'm actually due at the very end of August, but with a matter of days in it I was wondering if I could stay here?

So, my stats - I am 31, married, ttc 1 month, first pregnancy. We live in North London.

I have had a few mild symptoms I think - weeing a lot, slight sickness, cramps and stretching. I've lost weight recently and my boobs got smaller, but I think they may be getting bigger again. Its hard to tell!

Caty, do you mind telling me which hospital you had your first child? and would you reccommend it?

CurrerBelle Sun 30-Dec-12 13:36:54

<sidles in the door cautiously>

Hi Ladies. Can I join in? Got my third BFP in as many days so cautiously believing it now!

CurrerBelle, 31, BFP 28 Dec, EDD 6th September, DC2
Jennimoo, 31, BFP 21 Dec, due date 1st September, DC2
ZombiesAreClammyDodgers, 32, due date 1st September, DC1
Rosiechoice, 30, BFP Christmas Eve, due date 2nd September, DC1
Starfishkiss, 27, BFP 27th Dec, due date 2nd September, DC2
Emma290, BFP Christmas Eve, due date 2nd September, DC1
SGJ, due date 3rd September, DC2
Legoboat, BFP 22nd Dec, due date 4th September, DC2
jm233, 26, BFP ?, due date 7th September, DC1
SpanishLady, 38, BFP Christmas Day, due date 8th September, DC2
IBelieveInPink, BFP 28th Dec, due date 9th September, DC1
Preposterashypothesis, 27, BFP 23rd Dec, due date?, DC2

SGJ Sun 30-Dec-12 14:21:34

Brilliant!! Looks like you can be the one who - in 9 months time - collates the baby stats list! Rosie - I think I know what you mean about stretching and it being uncomfortable - I've taken to sitting on the floor as I can stretch my legs right out and not compress my insides sitting on the sofa. Probably isn't helping that I've been scoffing Christmas food for a week now!

SGJ Sun 30-Dec-12 14:23:31

The 'brilliant/collating stats' bit above was for Spanishlady - am simply a dumb dumb who hadn't clicked on to the next page before writing a post...

Rosiechoice Sun 30-Dec-12 15:24:13

Wow the list is growing already! Thanks SGJ I'm hoping its ok, it's more at night than in the day, so far I've felt ok through the day just a bit achey and tired etc at night. Im meeting my friend who's due in 6weeks tonight, get to see the nursery, so exciting!!

islingtongirl Sun 30-Dec-12 15:25:31

Hi! I'm due end August but may be September so may join you ladies if that's ok? MeanMrsMustard I live in North London too! I chose UCH as our hospital

MeanMrsMustard Sun 30-Dec-12 17:13:21

Hi Islingtongirl (I'm Islington too). I hadn't thought of UCH (not that Ive done much research!). My local is the Whittington, which looks like it has a good birthing centre. The Royal Free is reasonably close too. I'm not that sure what my options are/ how much choice I get to be honest. Doctors appointment isn't until the 8th (I'll only be 7 weeks at that point!) so I'm a bit uninformed. Was there anything in particular that made you opt for UCH?

amiready Sun 30-Dec-12 21:41:28

hello all! Can I join? got my BFP two days ago on 28th. Still due my af which would technically be Tuesday - first month ttc - only dtd twice and here we are! Lots of fun. Just really hoping everything works out ok. Haven't even got a contract with work yet or anything so worried about that - going to bring it up with them this week - but not tell them obviously. Not really having any symptoms except going to the loo. Nothing else really! I'm 34, I think I'm due around 9th Sept? Not sure exactly. Going to ring GP to make appt sometime this week. Just seem to be playing a waiting game at the moment? My first milestone to reach is 7 weeks, I think then it will feel a bit more real. We've not told anyone in RL yet. Really wish I could.

amiready Sun 30-Dec-12 21:42:05

oh - and it's our very first one!

catyloopylou Sun 30-Dec-12 22:38:15

MeanMrsMustard, I went to the Whittington. I looked at the Royal Free & North Middlesex (UCLH doesn't allow one to look around) also, but chose the whitt as they had a lovely birth big centre which I wanted to use (and did get to use for an hour or so!), and community ante-natal appointments. Also could drive to scan appointments and some on street parking, which is more difficult at RF and almost impossible at UCLH.

But the post labour ward at the Whitt is a horrible old fashioned 30 bed ward (or so it seems), and really not nice to have to stay in for long; I was in 4 nights.

On the other hand my GP recently had a baby and went to UCLH so I may consider it this time. Friends who had complications in pregnancy went to UCLH.

I would definitely recommend visiting the hospitals before you make a final decision. You don't have to go to the hospital you initially choose for scans etc; I think you can change up until the last month if the hospital agrees.

I initially thought I'd go to the Whittington again but not sure now I'm thinking about it again.

CamomileHoneyVanilla Mon 31-Dec-12 14:10:01

Hey everyone,

Congrats to all - very excited on behalf of all of us!

Can I join you please. I'm 30 and from N.E. Essex. About 5 weeks and due 1st September with DC1.

Like a couple of others this has come as a bit of a (delightful) shock as we'd only just started TTC and were expecting about 6-12 months of trying. Also quite anxious and crossing fingers big time that nothing goes wrong - time seems to have stood still since that BFP. Have our GP appt next week for referrals etc. Far too over-excited at the mo.


Shellywelly1973 Mon 31-Dec-12 16:17:36

Can i join...got bfp yesterday. Due 9 th Sept, my 6 th dc! Dc will range over 24 years! Was ttc but still shocked!
I haven't told anyone in RL,not even dp, still in a bit of shock!!

georgie22 Mon 31-Dec-12 16:45:29

Can I join too? Got bfp today after only a month of trying so feeling very pleased but worried too. This will be dc2 - already have a 2yo dd. No celebratory glass of fizz tonight for me!

MeanMrsMustard Mon 31-Dec-12 16:56:11

Thank you Caty - its very kind of you to share. Your experience of the Whittington seems typical of what I have read. The birth centre is great and the post natal ward a depressing corridor. I will pay it a visit - its walking distance from my house so would be very convenient!
I think I'd find North Middlesex a bit tricky to get to, plus a friend had quite a bad experience there very recently. RF and UCLH both doable though.

I felt quite sick this morning - and very tired all day (even with a big nap at lunch time). I've only just started to perk up.

Congratulations to everyone who has just got their bfp, and happy new year to all!

jmf294 Mon 31-Dec-12 20:20:08

Happy new year all!!

I'm struggling to get my head round the news- suddenly remembered what I can't now eat!
Spending tonight on the sofa. I'm feeling exhausted and slightly nauseous all morning.
Was very strange to be back at work today and think that all my plans for the year ahead will hopefully change now!!

corkgirlindublin Mon 31-Dec-12 20:27:48

Hi girls. Delurking after a long time reading mumsnet. Very excited to be pregnant.

Stats are- age30, married, have a 2 year old dd, due date 7th September, only trying for 1 month so a very quick surprise.

I'm from Dublin and rang and got accepted for the domino midwife scheme today which means I get to go to my local clinic or the midwife visits me at home for the whole pregnancy. So no waiting hours in maternity hospital like last time. I want to shout it from the roof tops but will settle for waffling in here smile

WeeWeeWeeAllTheWayHome Mon 31-Dec-12 21:04:05

Hello all!

Gosh, this thread has grown in the 5 days I've been away grin

Got a letter in the post today saying I have my first scan next Monday. Was very surprised as according to the doctor's calculations, I'll only be 8+2 weeks so I'm not sure why I'm being offered the scan but I'm definitely pleased as we were considering having a private scan <paranoid>.

Feeling quite low as we told my parents this evening and it went exactly as I thought it would; Mum didn't say a word and Dad muttered a quiet congratulations and started looking at his phone. They adore DS but I knew that they would need time to get use to the news - was hoping I'd have some indication that they were even vaguely pleased though. I did try to tell DP that I'd prefer to wait until 12 weeks to tell them as I couldn't handle a negative reaction but he convinced me that it would be alright as he didn't think they could be that heartless and that it would be a nice way for them to start the new year; he's now absolutely distraught and keeps apologising for thinking it might have been alright.

We've already told PILs as I knew they would be genuinely excited for us (MIL said it was the best Christmas present grin), it just hurts that my own mum couldn't muster a bit of enthusiasm or pleasure for us sad.

jennimoo Mon 31-Dec-12 21:16:33

Weeweewee that's rubbish sad we're keeping quiet for now but I know they're all keen to hear that DC2 is on the way.

My mum got so bad a few months ago with constant comments along the lines of 'when are you having another?' (In public, when I'd been TTC for a while...) that DH 'had a word'. She's staying at the mo and rushed out today to buy non alcoholic lager to make sure she doesn't guess ;)

jm233 Tue 01-Jan-13 09:47:29

WeeWeeWee I feel disappointed for you. Hopefully they won't take long to come around, but it's so understandable for you to feel gutted.. We had to tell two of our friends two days ago as we had new year plans together and no lies would've slid past them! They're the only people who know which feels quite strange!
Anyway, I got to know morning sickness this morning! YIYKES!

amiready Tue 01-Jan-13 12:32:35

Hi everyone. Well AF due today and nothing so far so it seems as though it really is happening. Bit worried about all this chemical pregnancy stuff. Also have barely any symptoms and just feel totally normal - anyone else like that? Just had fun on Amazon though and have bought 3 baby name books and the DVD 'What to expect when you're expecting' and the book "how not to be a perfect mother' all of which look fun. Not sure when to get my hopes up. Anyone getting their hopes up yet?? Keep reading about people who went to their 12 week scan only to find foetus had stopped growing at 5 weeks or something. Just really want to have this baby! My friend actually asked me last night if I was pregnant! Couldn't believe it! Had to um and ahh. Turns out I was asking a few too many questions... Managed to keep the secret though - helps when you're not drinking!

amiready Tue 01-Jan-13 12:33:45

WeeWeeWee - that must be disappointing for you. I wonder why they would be upset? I'm sorry you didn't get the reaction you were hoping for. Here's hoping as the news sinks in they perk up a bit....

kimjayne Tue 01-Jan-13 16:43:41

Hi, i hope you dont mind another new comer to the group? I think I recognise one or two names on here from other chat groups.
I found out I was pregnant at the weekend. Its fair to say we were slightly shocked. We are both really excited but I must admit ... Im terrified! We are due around Sept 8th. And its our first! I am looking forward to the 12 week point when I can start letting our family and friends know the news. Especially considering how hard work it was to get through a New Years party with friends last night. I attempted to hide the obvious signs by passing all my drinks to the other half ... who quickly downed them whilst nobody was looking! Im still not sure we got away with it though.

Anyway, im glad to see Im not the only person on here whos expecting their first. Hopefully im not the only person whos feeling pretty nervous right now?

Anyway, its nice to meet you all. And im looking forward to chatting with you over the coming 8 months. smile


jmf294 Tue 01-Jan-13 16:52:08

I'm definitely nervous too.
Constantly going to the toilet expecting the worse and just hoping I make it to 6,8,12 weeks etc.
Although I've been pregnant twice before that doesn't make it easier.

We have not told anyone- my husbands mother had already declared that she didn't want any more grandchildren- how rude!!
Not sure what my mothers reaction will be.
At the moment I'm really enjoying it being our special secret- t

jmf294 Tue 01-Jan-13 16:54:29

Oops posted before I'd finished.

I was going to say that I have told one dear friend in the US and my online bump buddies from last time.

Sorry to hear your families reaction WeeWeeWee- hope they show more enthusiasm soon.

Wishing you all a happy New Year!!

amiready Tue 01-Jan-13 17:53:31

we just watched the DVD 'what to expect when you're expecting'. Was in tears the whole time for some reason - even though it's not even that sad! Must be the hormones...also getting those nobbly bits round the nips. Nice to have some symptoms.....did another test today - still positive! Just wish we could tell people!!

Kimjayne - are you nervous about the pregnancy going ok, or about being a mum when it's born? Or both? I was worrying that I would mc, but today I was in the bath and just felt happy and that what will be will be.....
My biggest worry at the mo is work and my contract....just really hope they cut me a fair deal - it's been five months!

corkgirlindublin Tue 01-Jan-13 19:10:04

I'm really nervous about miscarrying too. I have had several friends lose baby's under awful circumstances over the last few months. I think it's made me way more conscious particularly about still births etc. I think I was quite naive on my first pregnancy. Hopefully all our little beans are sticky ones wink

kimjayne Tue 01-Jan-13 19:22:47

AmIready- thats mad. We watched the same film this afternoon on pay per view.

You asked what I might be worried about. To be honest its really just knowing im so out of control throughout my pregnancy but mainly during child birth. I am obviously really excited but im a little over whelmed by nerves right now. I also worry every time i get a tummy ache incase theres something wrong. Luckily my husband is fairly relaxed which helps keep me calm. I guess I just wanted to make sure it was normal to feel anxious at such an early stage?

I know what you mean about telling friends and family. I cant wait until that bit. Then it will really feel real.

Have you started to nitice any other symptoms yet? Morning sickness etc?


kimjayne Tue 01-Jan-13 19:26:07

Amiready - forgot to say, I 100% agree with you about worrying about telling work/my boss. Are you in a full time job?

jennimoo Tue 01-Jan-13 19:46:36

corkgirl I'm much more worried this time. I've known some people have a rough time of it so realise second time how much more precious a healthy baby at the end actually is.

I'm tired and gassy but not really nauseous yet. It started last time at 5+6 and I'm 5+2 today, so will try and enjoy my Xmas chocs in the next few days ;)

CarrieJayne Tue 01-Jan-13 20:16:14

Hi Ladies, been lurking for a couple of days, thought I'd say hello! grin Got my BFP on 30th Dec so still v early days... Due around 8th Sept (I think), this is my first time so already stressing! Sort of wish I hadn't found out so early as it's even longer to wait until scans etc., just keeping everything crossed that bean is healthy and stays that way. What's the earliest you are telling people, as at only four weeks now it seems too soon, although I'm bursting to tell everybody already!?

kimjayne Tue 01-Jan-13 20:31:38

Hi Carrie Jayne, massive congratulations! Sounds like you found out your news on the same day as us and you are due on (around) the same date as us too! Its nice to see theres plenty of people in tge same boat and feeling the same emotions and anxieties.

CarrieJayne Tue 01-Jan-13 21:03:43

Thanks Kim Jayne, congrats to you too! Have you told anyone yet?? I've got a hen weekend at the end of Jan so not sure how I'm going to get out of drinking... Esp as they know I'm trying!

jennimoo Tue 01-Jan-13 21:17:42

We're keeping it quiet for now. Planning to pay for a scan at about 7 weeks and if all is well tell the grandparents. We were over excited with DD and told them all at 5 weeks...

Starfishkiss Tue 01-Jan-13 21:28:47

Hi Carriejane, I told my 2 best friends today, and I'm only 5/6 weeks. I really wanted to tell someone and the way I figured it is that I would want their support should I have a miscarriage so there was no reason not to tell them.
It feels really nice to have shared it with them! grin

Gatorade Tue 01-Jan-13 21:39:20

Hi Carriejane, when to tell people is a difficult one! With DD I told family after the 12 week scan and others after 20 weeks (she was becoming impossible to hide by then).

I'll probably book a private scan for 7/8 weeks (i need to see a heart beat!) and private 12 week too this time, if I'm feeling vaguely confident after the 12 week scan and bloods I might tell people a bit earlier on this time.

CarrieJayne Tue 01-Jan-13 22:26:07

Thanks everyone, too eager, going to book a private for end of Jan. thanks for the advice!

jm233 Wed 02-Jan-13 10:18:05

I would so love an early scan (nosey impatient person) but hubby is of a much more chilled out variety and thinks we should just wait for the 12 week! Felt so so sick yesterday at about 5am, but it never came back- has anyone else had that?
Having watching BBC breakfast this morning I excitedly ordered the 'Bumpology' book by Linda Geddes- I've been loving all my preggy books!

WeeWeeWeeAllTheWayHome Wed 02-Jan-13 10:34:10

Thanks everyone, it's good to have somewhere to be excited about being pregnant, even if the rest of the world don't know yet! or care in my parents' case

Jm233 Hope your morning sickness is bearable. I have waves of nausea (worse when I haven't eaten for awhile that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it ) but this time round I'm actually pleased as it's reassuring me that something's happening.

amiready They've always been pretty rubbish at processing/showing emotions so it wasn't too much of a surprise but poor DP couldn't understand it at all. Ah well, he spoke to PILs about it and they were horrified - they wanted to come over immediately and make a big fuss so at least one set of GPs is happy!

jmf292 I'm the same! Every time I go to the loo, there's a heartstopping moment where I expect the worst. This pregnancy is going to be very tiring if the paranoia doesn't stop (and I don't expect it will). I would've thought that first pregnancies would be more stressful but reading on here (and in my case too) it seems not to be the case.

gatorade are you not offered a 12 week scan anyway? (not sure where you are grin)

Whyriskit Wed 02-Jan-13 10:50:17

Hi all, mind if I join? I had a bfp on Hogmanay so all being well we'll meet DC3 on Sept 11th!
Bit surprised as i was on the pill but we were planning to start ttc #3 soon anyway.
Will be under consultant care as 2 previous emcs + DS2 has a heart condition so will need fetal cardio stuff. V excited but despite it only being 2.5 yrs since i was last preg I can't remember anything....

SpanishLady Wed 02-Jan-13 14:12:44

Happy New Year!

I am booked in to see the midwife on 18 Jan so am happy to be getting that part of it underway though will only be 7 weeks so still waiting for the scan before I try and relax a little bit - its funny but I'd agree with some other posters that it seems worse second, third etc time round as you have a different perspective on what you might lose. In fact deciding to try for a second baby seemed a bigger decision for us then the first which doesnt seem right but is how my DH and I both feel.

I had initially only told my mum but the timing hasnt been great and a few friends noticed I wasnt drinking (I was trying to look like I was but obviously didnt do a good enough job) but then most of the girls in my group of friends are ony baby #2 or trying for their first so I think people are looking for the signs!

Kittenkatzen Wed 02-Jan-13 14:27:37

<pokes head round door>

Can I join you ladies please? Got my BFP yesterday (and another one this morning...and another one an hour ago blush ).

AF officially due today so I'm on pantwatch and definitely getting that panicky feeling each time! Not really having any symptoms so far except a really mild, constant crampy feeling low down - in fact it's not even really cramping, just feels more like heat than pain. It's odd, but strangely reassuring at the same time!

I called my doctor this afternoon and they've booked me in to see the midwife on the 17th, at which point I'll be 6 weeks, all being well.

Have added myself to stats list:

Jennimoo, 31, BFP 21 Dec, due date 1st September, DC2
ZombiesAreClammyDodgers, 32, due date 1st September, DC1
Rosiechoice, 30, BFP Christmas Eve, due date 2nd September, DC1
Starfishkiss, 27, BFP 27th Dec, due date 2nd September, DC2
Emma290, BFP Christmas Eve, due date 2nd September, DC1
SGJ, due date 3rd September, DC2
Legoboat, BFP 22nd Dec, due date 4th September, DC2
CurrerBelle, 31, BFP 28 Dec, EDD 6th September, DC2
jm233, 26, BFP ?, due date 7th September, DC1
SpanishLady, 38, BFP Christmas Day, due date 8th September, DC2
IBelieveInPink, BFP 28th Dec, due date 9th September, DC1
Kittenkatzen, BFP New Years Day, due date 10th September, DC1
Preposterashypothesis, 27, BFP 23rd Dec, due date?, DC2

kimjayne Wed 02-Jan-13 14:27:47

Jm233 - I thought I was the only person with sickness so im glad to see thats not the case. I hope yours has eased off!? I tend to get it when I wake, then at lunch (which makes eating at work difficult) and then sometimes again around 6pm. Does anyone know if this is normal? Im worried it might get progressively worse considering its still only early days.

I know what some of the other people mean about worrying each time i go to the loo! I get a horrible feeling in the pitt of my stomach each time.


SpanishLady Wed 02-Jan-13 14:39:55

stats update:

Islingtongirl, EDD end of August
MeanMrsMustard, 31, BFP 19th Dec, EDD end of Aug, DC1
CamomilleHoneyVanilla, 30, EDD 9th September, DC1
Cartyloopylou, 41, BFP Christmas Eve, EDD 1st September, DC2
Jennimoo, 31, BFP 21 Dec, due date 1st September, DC2
ZombiesAreClammyDodgers, 32, due date 1st September, DC1
Jmf294, 36, BFP 29th Dec, EDD 2nd September, DC3
Rosiechoice, 30, BFP Christmas Eve, due date 2nd September, DC1
Starfishkiss, 27, BFP 27th Dec, due date 2nd September, DC2
Emma290, BFP Christmas Eve, due date 2nd September, DC1
SGJ, due date 3rd September, DC2
Legoboat, BFP 22nd Dec, due date 4th September, DC2
CurrerBelle, 31, BFP 28 Dec, EDD 6th September, DC2
Corkgirlindublin, 30, EDD 7th September, DC2
jm233, 26, BFP Christmas Day, due date 7th September, DC1
Kimjayne, BFP 29th/30th Dec, EDD 7th September, DC1
SpanishLady, 38, BFP Christmas Day, due date 8th September, DC2
Shellywelly1973, BFP 30th Dec, EDD 9th September, DC6
amiready, 34, BFP 28th Dec, EDD 9th September, DC1
IBelieveInPink, BFP 28th Dec, due date 9th September, DC1
Kittenkatzen, BFP New Years Day, due date 10th September, DC1
Gatorade, 28, BFP 29th Dec, EDD 10th September, DC2
whyriskit, BFP 31st Dec, EDD 11th September, DC3
Preposterashypothesis, 27, BFP 23rd Dec, due date?, DC2
Belvedere, BFP Christmas Day, EDD?, DC1
georgie22, BFP 31st Dec, EDD?, DC2
kittenkatzen, BFP 1st Jan, EDD?, DC?

Kittenkatzen Wed 02-Jan-13 14:44:26

Arf spanishlady you've added me twice <speshul>

I already stuck myself on the list with EDD 10 Sept grin

jm233 Wed 02-Jan-13 15:00:40

Kim- it really hasn't been too bad, the only time I felt truly awful was yesterday morning. I do get several bouts of mild sickness a day, but it's not really enough to disturb me from whatever I'm ip to. I found that sugary drinks like coke really help (it was never going to be something healthy)!

I wanted to ask- when you go for your first midwife/ GP appointment, do they listen for a heartbeat, or does that only happen at the 12 week scan? I've read/ heard both ways.

weechops Wed 02-Jan-13 15:21:05

Hello all <waves cheerily, especially to kitten for pointing me in this direction>

I also got my bfp yesterday on New Year's Day. I'm 33 and I have 2 monsters already so this will be weechops3 and is due 14th september. I'll pop myself on the list now

Islingtongirl, EDD end of August
MeanMrsMustard, 31, BFP 19th Dec, EDD end of Aug, DC1
Cartyloopylou, 41, BFP Christmas Eve, EDD 1st September, DC2
Jennimoo, 31, BFP 21 Dec, due date 1st September, DC2
ZombiesAreClammyDodgers, 32, due date 1st September, DC1
Jmf294, 36, BFP 29th Dec, EDD 2nd September, DC3
Rosiechoice, 30, BFP Christmas Eve, due date 2nd September, DC1
Starfishkiss, 27, BFP 27th Dec, due date 2nd September, DC2
Emma290, BFP Christmas Eve, due date 2nd September, DC1
SGJ, due date 3rd September, DC2
Legoboat, BFP 22nd Dec, due date 4th September, DC2
CurrerBelle, 31, BFP 28 Dec, EDD 6th September, DC2
Corkgirlindublin, 30, EDD 7th September, DC2
jm233, 26, BFP Christmas Day, due date 7th September, DC1
Kimjayne, BFP 29th/30th Dec, EDD 7th September, DC1
SpanishLady, 38, BFP Christmas Day, due date 8th September, DC2
CamomilleHoneyVanilla, 30, EDD 9th September, DC1
Shellywelly1973, BFP 30th Dec, EDD 9th September, DC6
amiready, 34, BFP 28th Dec, EDD 9th September, DC1
IBelieveInPink, BFP 28th Dec, due date 9th September, DC1
Kittenkatzen, BFP New Years Day, due date 10th September, DC1
Gatorade, 28, BFP 29th Dec, EDD 10th September, DC2
whyriskit, BFP 31st Dec, EDD 11th September, DC3
Weechops, BFP New Years Day, due date 14th September, DC3
Preposterashypothesis, 27, BFP 23rd Dec, due date?, DC2
Belvedere, BFP Christmas Day, EDD?, DC1
georgie22, BFP 31st Dec, EDD?, DC2
kittenkatzen, BFP 1st Jan, EDD?, DC?

WeeWeeWeeAllTheWayHome Wed 02-Jan-13 15:21:24

Ooh yes jm233, I wanted to know the answer to that too! Also, I've got a scan next Monday (will be 8 +2) and am a bit nervous about if they'll use the dildocam or not. With DS1, we were considering a termination and had a scan at the clinic; can't remember exactly when it was but I think it was around 7 weeks and they didn't use the dildocam. Am several stone heavier now though so would that make a difference?

Oh, and congratulations to everyone who's joined! grin

WeeWeeWeeAllTheWayHome Wed 02-Jan-13 15:23:14

Stats update:

Weeweeweeallthewayhome, 26, BFP 23rd Dec, EDD Aug 18th, DC1
Islingtongirl, EDD end of August
MeanMrsMustard, 31, BFP 19th Dec, EDD end of Aug, DC1
Cartyloopylou, 41, BFP Christmas Eve, EDD 1st September, DC2
Jennimoo, 31, BFP 21 Dec, due date 1st September, DC2
ZombiesAreClammyDodgers, 32, due date 1st September, DC1
Jmf294, 36, BFP 29th Dec, EDD 2nd September, DC3
Rosiechoice, 30, BFP Christmas Eve, due date 2nd September, DC1
Starfishkiss, 27, BFP 27th Dec, due date 2nd September, DC2
Emma290, BFP Christmas Eve, due date 2nd September, DC1
SGJ, due date 3rd September, DC2
Legoboat, BFP 22nd Dec, due date 4th September, DC2
CurrerBelle, 31, BFP 28 Dec, EDD 6th September, DC2
Corkgirlindublin, 30, EDD 7th September, DC2
jm233, 26, BFP Christmas Day, due date 7th September, DC1
Kimjayne, BFP 29th/30th Dec, EDD 7th September, DC1
SpanishLady, 38, BFP Christmas Day, due date 8th September, DC2
CamomilleHoneyVanilla, 30, EDD 9th September, DC1
Shellywelly1973, BFP 30th Dec, EDD 9th September, DC6
amiready, 34, BFP 28th Dec, EDD 9th September, DC1
IBelieveInPink, BFP 28th Dec, due date 9th September, DC1
Kittenkatzen, BFP New Years Day, due date 10th September, DC1
Gatorade, 28, BFP 29th Dec, EDD 10th September, DC2
whyriskit, BFP 31st Dec, EDD 11th September, DC3
Weechops, BFP New Years Day, due date 14th September, DC3
Preposterashypothesis, 27, BFP 23rd Dec, due date?, DC2
Belvedere, BFP Christmas Day, EDD?, DC1
georgie22, BFP 31st Dec, EDD?, DC2
kittenkatzen, BFP 1st Jan, EDD?, DC?

CrikeeThree Wed 02-Jan-13 15:25:45

Hello everyone. Wow! what a lot of us there are already smile

Am feeling a little scared but also excited.
Just did a test. It's positive.
DC3 for me, if all goes well.

Had first two DC very close together (20months apart) and it was HECTIC!!
Life has just begun to settle down again.... but I always wanted 3.
So here I am.

I want to shout it from the rooftops, but kind of feel like I can't just yet.
I think due date will be 6th Sep?

It stops me feeling crazy anyway, as I felt that I just 'knew' I was pregnant, but thought that sounded too much like wishful thinking. Anyway... here I am!

Was feeling terribly sick last week, but haven't been feeling so bad this week. Am hoping that's not a bad sign.

WeeWeeWeeAllTheWayHome Wed 02-Jan-13 15:29:03

Ah, I think the nausea varies from person to person and from pregnancy to pregnancy, so I don't think it "means" anything IYSWIM.

How old is DC2 crikeethree?

Kittenkatzen Wed 02-Jan-13 15:34:09

<waves to weechops> grin

Congratulations crikee - come and shout it from the MN rooftops here for now!

jm and weewee when I spoke to my docs earlier and booked in for the 17th, she didn't mention a scan at all, just said I'd meet for a chat with the midwife and asked me to pop in and pick up a pregnancy pack to read beforehand - apparently I have to go armed with ideas on where I want to give birth! shock. DH picked the pack up for me earlier so I'll have a look at it tonight and let you know what's in it. Maybe the procedure varies depending on where you are though (I'm in Sussex)

CrikeeThree Wed 02-Jan-13 15:34:49

He's just over 2.
So he'll be heading towards 3yo by September. And DS1 will be 4 and a half.

Yes. Am hoping that about nausea. Ridiculous, isn't it?
As soon as the nausea does kick in again, I'll be cursing the day I was "wishing" for it!

CrikeeThree Wed 02-Jan-13 15:36:45

Thanks Kitten
It's just such a relief to be able to "shout" it somewhere.

andadietcoke Wed 02-Jan-13 15:59:48

Hello! I promised myself I wouldn't come on here for a few weeks, but I'm impatient! Faint BFP on 30/12, EDD 13th September, first DC after a mc at 6+1 in November (so that's my first milestone!). LMP was 3rd/4th December but I don't think I ov'ed until 21st December so very early days yet.

I'm beyond paranoid. Had cramps but they've stopped now. Nausea seems to be completely random (and may or may not just be jet lag as have been in the US since Boxing Day). Pretty much down to light headedness and sore boobs which are probably only sore because I poke them so much to check they're still sore

Congratulations to everyone, and fingers crossed for lots of happy, healthy, September babies!

Whyriskit Wed 02-Jan-13 19:18:03

Congratulations everyone. Just cooking dinner and feeling seriously queasy. Have
SIL & BIL round and wish i could tell them but going to avoid it just yet.
At least with it being January I can just say I'm not drinking for a month!
Think it'll be interesting to see how hospital practises vary according to where we are in the country, eg I didn't get a 20 wk scan with DS1 (now 5) here in Scotland.

BelleEtLaBete Wed 02-Jan-13 19:41:59

<waves at KittenKatzen> Oi oi! grin

BelleEtLaBete Wed 02-Jan-13 19:44:50

Ps have NC'd since the stats so I've updated:

Weeweeweeallthewayhome, 26, BFP 23rd Dec, EDD Aug 18th, DC1
Islingtongirl, EDD end of August
MeanMrsMustard, 31, BFP 19th Dec, EDD end of Aug, DC1
Cartyloopylou, 41, BFP Christmas Eve, EDD 1st September, DC2
Jennimoo, 31, BFP 21 Dec, due date 1st September, DC2
ZombiesAreClammyDodgers, 32, due date 1st September, DC1
Jmf294, 36, BFP 29th Dec, EDD 2nd September, DC3
Rosiechoice, 30, BFP Christmas Eve, due date 2nd September, DC1
Starfishkiss, 27, BFP 27th Dec, due date 2nd September, DC2
Emma290, BFP Christmas Eve, due date 2nd September, DC1
SGJ, due date 3rd September, DC2
Legoboat, BFP 22nd Dec, due date 4th September, DC2
BelleEtLaBete, 31, BFP 28 Dec, EDD 6th September, DC2
Corkgirlindublin, 30, EDD 7th September, DC2
jm233, 26, BFP Christmas Day, due date 7th September, DC1
Kimjayne, BFP 29th/30th Dec, EDD 7th September, DC1
SpanishLady, 38, BFP Christmas Day, due date 8th September, DC2
CamomilleHoneyVanilla, 30, EDD 9th September, DC1
Shellywelly1973, BFP 30th Dec, EDD 9th September, DC6
amiready, 34, BFP 28th Dec, EDD 9th September, DC1
IBelieveInPink, BFP 28th Dec, due date 9th September, DC1
Kittenkatzen, BFP New Years Day, due date 10th September, DC1
Gatorade, 28, BFP 29th Dec, EDD 10th September, DC2
whyriskit, BFP 31st Dec, EDD 11th September, DC3
Weechops, BFP New Years Day, due date 14th September, DC3
Preposterashypothesis, 27, BFP 23rd Dec, due date?, DC2
Belvedere, BFP Christmas Day, EDD?, DC1
georgie22, BFP 31st Dec, EDD?, DC2

BelleEtLaBete Wed 02-Jan-13 19:48:43

Lied through my teeth today. Tried to convince my skeptical colleague that I didn't want a proper coffee because I've given up caffeine for new year. And, that I didn't want a glass of wine after work because I've, um... Given up alcohol for new year. And that I was drinking ginger tea for a cold (the last one is true, but by this point I think he suspected) smile

Fib fib fib. I also ate nearly all the biscuits in the meeting today. You've got to be quick around me and biscuits at the moment!

kimjayne Wed 02-Jan-13 21:46:31

Anyone else out there watching One Born Every Minute?? .... Yikes!!! Why did i turn this on?

Starfishkiss Wed 02-Jan-13 21:49:10

I am! Eek! Scary stuff!

islingtongirl Wed 02-Jan-13 21:55:19

Hey MeanMrsMustard, sorry for slow response! I'm 6 weeks 4 days, just got my midwife 1st appointment at UCH for 18th Jan, will be about 9 weeks, then scan on 11th feb. went for UCH as 1) closest in miles to me! And 2) went there recently for a relative and seemed like a nice, clean modern hospital plus has a big, fairly new maternity wing. God knows though, I'm really not that clued up either!

Hey everyone else, hope you are all feeling ok! I think the MS has started for me sad right on cue when I wake up as well, lovely!

WeeWeeWeeAllTheWayHome Wed 02-Jan-13 21:58:18

I'm not watching it this time round. Watched the entire first series before DS was born (last episode shown the week I had him) and was so psyched up about how dramatic/painful it was going to be that I didn't realise I was in labour for 3 days, none of the midwives took me seriously and DS was almost born at home.

Think I'll stick to Africa!

amiready Wed 02-Jan-13 22:04:23

hello everyone! just marking place. So lovely to hear from everyone. Isn't it all so exciting!
Kimjayne- no nausea for me yet! Just fairly regular diarrhoea - oo-er! And some strange things going on with the old nipples!! Re your question - I don't work full time - only part time which will make the subterfuge easier hopefully - going to appointments etc. Just supposed to be getting my contract even though I've been working there 5 months already! Silly incompetent people - gah!

Going to ring GP tomorrow and make appt! Also considering a private scan around 7 weeks but might wait and see what the NHS offers! Excited. Also really really really want to tell my mum - would want her to know if had mc anyway, BUT do not want to tell my MIL - as would NOT want her to know if had mc....but trying to be fair to DH. What do you guys think about one set of parents knowing before the other? Is it fair? It's not really is it? But girls are (on average) closer to their mums than boys??? What are people's opinions?
Anyway, off to read in bed and try and switch off this wired brain that won't think about anything other than babies......grin

jm233 Wed 02-Jan-13 22:07:25

Wee, I watched Africa and wept uncontrollably at the giraffes fighting... Maybe I should've watched one born every minute!

SGJ Wed 02-Jan-13 23:26:42

Evening all. Checking in from my phone so no idea who's said what or when so welcome and congratulations to all the new ladies!
I have success to report - I think I got away with it on NYE as everyone thought I was drunk but in reality had been on the Schloer all night. V impressed as (like another poster) all our friends have at least 1 DC and are like hawks on the lookout for the next preggers lady.
I am as bad as the rest of them usually but for me I prefer to keep it secret until we've had the scan an everything's looking good. Have had too many sad experiences with my sister's miscarriages to want to announce it early myself, so thank Goodness for MN as its only me, DH, my sister and BIL that know so far and I want to chat about it!!

For those of you asking about midwife appts - around 8 weeks is just a booking in appointment where they'll take all your details and work out if there are likely to be any problems, at least that's how it's done where I am (Essex). Then they're the ones that refer you to the hospital for the 12 week dating scan.
And based on my sister's experience, a scan at 8 weeks could potentially be normal scan, but possibly dildocam... I think it just comes down to what they think will get the best images.

Phew - that's all for now, off to bed at last!

SGJ Wed 02-Jan-13 23:29:01

Oh, and re: leaky boobs - at only 5 + 1, my boobs feel so heavy that I tested, and yes, I am already able to squeeze out colostrum! Better get myself some breast pads...

Hi can I join in?
NC as my usual name outs me and only DH and BF know about my BFP so far. Got a faint result on the 31st and 1st and I'm completely terrified. My DD is only just 8mo and this has been a bit if an accident. I put my due date at the 1st of September. On my phone so can't do the stats, can someone add me in? I'm 29.
Not been sick yet but as I wasn't with DD that's not bothering me, I am completely exhausted though and my lower back is pretty sore already.
Someone please tell me I'm not mental and everything will be fine! DD is pretty demanding and I'm scared DC2 will be the same and I won't cope. confused

Kittenkatzen Thu 03-Jan-13 09:01:58

Oooh hey belle! <waves> gringrin

SGJ that has made me terrified to poke my boobs now....!

Watched OBEM last night, DH spent the whole time nudging me every 5 mins going "omg you're gonna be doing this"..."you're not going to make weird humming noises are you?"..."bet they have to mop the floor lots" and other such helpful comments. Will watch on my own next week I think hmm

Kittenkatzen Thu 03-Jan-13 09:04:19

Welcome girlwiththeyellowhat, have added you to the stas list smile

Weeweeweeallthewayhome, 26, BFP 23rd Dec, EDD Aug 18th, DC1
Islingtongirl, EDD end of August
MeanMrsMustard, 31, BFP 19th Dec, EDD end of Aug, DC1
GirlWithTheYellowHat, 29, BFP 31st Dec, EDD 1st September, DC2
Cartyloopylou, 41, BFP Christmas Eve, EDD 1st September, DC2
Jennimoo, 31, BFP 21 Dec, due date 1st September, DC2
ZombiesAreClammyDodgers, 32, due date 1st September, DC1
Jmf294, 36, BFP 29th Dec, EDD 2nd September, DC3
Rosiechoice, 30, BFP Christmas Eve, due date 2nd September, DC1
Starfishkiss, 27, BFP 27th Dec, due date 2nd September, DC2
Emma290, BFP Christmas Eve, due date 2nd September, DC1
SGJ, due date 3rd September, DC2
Legoboat, BFP 22nd Dec, due date 4th September, DC2
BelleEtLaBete, 31, BFP 28 Dec, EDD 6th September, DC2
Corkgirlindublin, 30, EDD 7th September, DC2
jm233, 26, BFP Christmas Day, due date 7th September, DC1
Kimjayne, BFP 29th/30th Dec, EDD 7th September, DC1
SpanishLady, 38, BFP Christmas Day, due date 8th September, DC2
CamomilleHoneyVanilla, 30, EDD 9th September, DC1
Shellywelly1973, BFP 30th Dec, EDD 9th September, DC6
amiready, 34, BFP 28th Dec, EDD 9th September, DC1
IBelieveInPink, BFP 28th Dec, due date 9th September, DC1
Kittenkatzen, 33, BFP New Years Day, due date 10th September, DC1
Gatorade, 28, BFP 29th Dec, EDD 10th September, DC2
whyriskit, BFP 31st Dec, EDD 11th September, DC3
Weechops, BFP New Years Day, due date 14th September, DC3
Preposterashypothesis, 27, BFP 23rd Dec, due date?, DC2
Belvedere, BFP Christmas Day, EDD?, DC1
georgie22, BFP 31st Dec, EDD?, DC2

WeeWeeWeeAllTheWayHome Thu 03-Jan-13 09:11:21

jm233 Maybe OBEM is the way!

SGJ I was just expecting a booking appointment at 8 weeks (that's what happened with DS1) but on my appointment card that they posted, it says "I have arranged for a scan" - really hoping it's not the dildocam! I said to DP yesterday that my boobs felt tingly like they did when my milk came in last time but I didn't actually think that was a possibility this early shock. He'll be keeping his hands to himself for the next 8 months if that's the case!

GWTYH You're not mental, and everything will be fine! grin It'll be especially worth it when they're a bit older and enjoy the same things - you can let them entertain themselves!

IBelieveInPink Thu 03-Jan-13 10:06:38

Hi all. Wow there is a lot of us here! <waves to diet coke>

So af still hasn't turned up, am starting to believe it. May have to pee on another couple of digis just to be sure.
Am too scared to get booked in yet. I had my booking in appointment last time about 2 days before I mc. Although I know I really should go.
Also, still cramping lots. Anyone else?
I am tempted to go for an early scan. Has anyone else done this and did it help?

corkgirlindublin Thu 03-Jan-13 10:41:48

Hi everyone again! I lived every second of one born last night! I love that they where are fairly natural births. My last labour ended up with a high forceps, episiotomy and 3rd degree tear. I'm really hoping to have a more natural delivery this time and not labour on my back which I think contributed to the problems in my last labour.

I don't want to be too graphic but am I the only one who keeps high tailing it to the loo because it feels like your period has started?

andadietcoke Thu 03-Jan-13 10:56:41

Please can someone add me to the stats list? It feels like a bad omen and I can't do it on my phone.

DC1, BFP on 30/12, LMP 3/12, but EDD based on late ov is 13/9/13

Oh, be careful taking photos of HPTs. I just shared more of my holiday photos than I meant to with a work colleague!!

Yy to thinking I've started AF, also to private early scan. Thinking 8-9 weeks.

If you ov late does that affect your AF date?! Still not sure whether I'm late or not! According to app AF due on 1/1 but ov'ed 3-4 days later than app said, so does that mean I'm not due until tomorrow?!

amiready Thu 03-Jan-13 10:58:02

yes - I'm having some days where I go a lot and then others where I hardly go at all. My cramps have disappeared and I have barely any symptoms at all which is worrying me a bit. I have noticed though that wee is much darker/orange than normal (TMI - sorry) - anyone else noticed that?! In fact this morning it was so dark it was almost pink and I got a bit worried but it seems to have gone back to normal for now....

jemimahpuddleduck Thu 03-Jan-13 10:58:25

Hi Ladies

Can I join too?

Waves to Weechops and Kitten sorry if I've missed off any other familiar faces.

My stats are .... Age 25 married for 3 years was TTC no 1 or one cycle so in total shock got BFP on 1st of Jan and another yesterday got two sticks left so will be using them! AF not due until Sunday so very early days. Due date is 15 September.

Glad to see that slot of you are having cramps and twinges just reassures me it's normal.

amiready I've told my mum but DH isn't telling his until after 12 week scan, he is happy with it as he isn't as close to his as I an to mine.

amiready Thu 03-Jan-13 10:59:36

sorry - double posting...

WeeWeeWeeAllTheWayHome Thu 03-Jan-13 11:00:22

Weeweeweeallthewayhome, 26, BFP 23rd Dec, EDD Aug 18th, DC2
Islingtongirl, EDD end of August
MeanMrsMustard, 31, BFP 19th Dec, EDD end of Aug, DC1
GirlWithTheYellowHat, 29, BFP 31st Dec, EDD 1st September, DC2
Cartyloopylou, 41, BFP Christmas Eve, EDD 1st September, DC2
Jennimoo, 31, BFP 21 Dec, due date 1st September, DC2
ZombiesAreClammyDodgers, 32, due date 1st September, DC1
Jmf294, 36, BFP 29th Dec, EDD 2nd September, DC3
Rosiechoice, 30, BFP Christmas Eve, due date 2nd September, DC1
Starfishkiss, 27, BFP 27th Dec, due date 2nd September, DC2
Emma290, BFP Christmas Eve, due date 2nd September, DC1
SGJ, due date 3rd September, DC2
Legoboat, BFP 22nd Dec, due date 4th September, DC2
BelleEtLaBete, 31, BFP 28 Dec, EDD 6th September, DC2
Corkgirlindublin, 30, EDD 7th September, DC2
jm233, 26, BFP Christmas Day, due date 7th September, DC1
Kimjayne, BFP 29th/30th Dec, EDD 7th September, DC1
SpanishLady, 38, BFP Christmas Day, due date 8th September, DC2
CamomilleHoneyVanilla, 30, EDD 9th September, DC1
Shellywelly1973, BFP 30th Dec, EDD 9th September, DC6
amiready, 34, BFP 28th Dec, EDD 9th September, DC1
IBelieveInPink, BFP 28th Dec, due date 9th September, DC1
Kittenkatzen, 33, BFP New Years Day, due date 10th September, DC1
Gatorade, 28, BFP 29th Dec, EDD 10th September, DC2
whyriskit, BFP 31st Dec, EDD 11th September, DC3
andadietcoke BFP 30th Dec, EDD 13th September, DC1*
Weechops, BFP New Years Day, due date 14th September, DC3
Preposterashypothesis, 27, BFP 23rd Dec, due date?, DC2
Belvedere, BFP Christmas Day, EDD?, DC1
georgie22, BFP 31st Dec, EDD?, DC2

amiready Thu 03-Jan-13 11:00:43

and again! Thanks Jemimah for your info. That's what I would like to do. May need to have a chat with DH...

p.s. Jemima is on our shortlist for girls!

WeeWeeWeeAllTheWayHome Thu 03-Jan-13 11:04:09

amiready I don't think there's any right or wrong to tell people to be honest. We told PILs first because I knew I was chancing a negative reaction from my parents and to be honest, I wish I'd told them even later than I did because they were pretty bad. My mum did ask if PILs knew and I said no because I didn't want to hurt her feelings, but apparently she couldn't extend the same courtesy to me.

Long story short - tell whomever you like, whenever you like!

Kittenkatzen Thu 03-Jan-13 11:27:38

Ibelieve I've got permanent mild cramps, and have done since the weekend. If I hadn't got I bfp I would assume it was af coming but actually they are a bit different to af cramps - lower down and more twingey.

<waves> at jemima grin

We haven't told anyone yet...DH wants to tell his DB next week for various (dull/complicated) reasons. I'm leaving it up to him but am too terrified of mc to want to tell anyone yet myself.

jemimahpuddleduck Thu 03-Jan-13 11:36:26

amiready I don't think it matters who knows first as long as both you and DH are happy and comfortable with it.

I love the name Jemima for a girl! The reason it's my name on here is because DH decided to start calling me it a few years ago and it just kind of stuck.

Also can someone please add me to the list I'm on my phone.

andadietcoke Thu 03-Jan-13 11:41:50

We haven't told anyone. Although I've essentially just told my colleague inadvertently. However, she's one of the people I told when I had my mc and I would do if I mc'ed again, so I guess it's not too bad.

My dad was so so happy last time and I felt like such a failure when I mc'ed that I'm just biding my time. Maybe after I get a little bit past where I did last time and/or after an early (private) scan...

WeeWeeWeeAllTheWayHome Thu 03-Jan-13 11:46:39

Weeweeweeallthewayhome, 26, BFP 23rd Dec, EDD Aug 18th, DC2
Islingtongirl, EDD end of August
MeanMrsMustard, 31, BFP 19th Dec, EDD end of Aug, DC1
GirlWithTheYellowHat, 29, BFP 31st Dec, EDD 1st September, DC2
Cartyloopylou, 41, BFP Christmas Eve, EDD 1st September, DC2
Jennimoo, 31, BFP 21 Dec, due date 1st September, DC2
ZombiesAreClammyDodgers, 32, due date 1st September, DC1
Jmf294, 36, BFP 29th Dec, EDD 2nd September, DC3
Rosiechoice, 30, BFP Christmas Eve, due date 2nd September, DC1
Starfishkiss, 27, BFP 27th Dec, due date 2nd September, DC2
Emma290, BFP Christmas Eve, due date 2nd September, DC1
SGJ, due date 3rd September, DC2
Legoboat, BFP 22nd Dec, due date 4th September, DC2
BelleEtLaBete, 31, BFP 28 Dec, EDD 6th September, DC2
Corkgirlindublin, 30, EDD 7th September, DC2
jm233, 26, BFP Christmas Day, due date 7th September, DC1
Kimjayne, BFP 29th/30th Dec, EDD 7th September, DC1
SpanishLady, 38, BFP Christmas Day, due date 8th September, DC2
CamomilleHoneyVanilla, 30, EDD 9th September, DC1
Shellywelly1973, BFP 30th Dec, EDD 9th September, DC6
amiready, 34, BFP 28th Dec, EDD 9th September, DC1
IBelieveInPink, BFP 28th Dec, due date 9th September, DC1
Kittenkatzen, 33, BFP New Years Day, due date 10th September, DC1
Gatorade, 28, BFP 29th Dec, EDD 10th September, DC2
whyriskit, BFP 31st Dec, EDD 11th September, DC3
andadietcoke BFP 30th Dec, EDD 13th September, DC1
Weechops, BFP New Years Day, due date 14th September, DC3
Jemimahpuddleduck, 25, BFP 1st Jan, EDD 15th September, DC1
Preposterashypothesis, 27, BFP 23rd Dec, due date?, DC2
Belvedere, BFP Christmas Day, EDD?, DC1
georgie22, BFP 31st Dec, EDD?, DC2

jemimahpuddleduck Thu 03-Jan-13 11:50:05

Thanks Wee grin

IBelieveInPink Thu 03-Jan-13 11:55:53

kitten that is exactly what my cramps feel like. Thank you. Had a mini meltdown yesterday as had convinced myself I was mc again. Poor DH, is going to be a long couple of months for him.

dietcoke how amusing! I do that too, take photos, just so when I start doubting myself I can look at it and reassure, yes it does say pg!
Interesting about scan, I am tempted to go at 7 weeks. DH thinks I am being silly, as things could still change after it. But I am doubting everything so much at the moment, it might help me? Dilemmas.

WeeWeeWeeAllTheWayHome Thu 03-Jan-13 12:02:13

Ibelieve I thought I'd have a private scan at 8 weeks just to reassure myself that there was something there; feels a bit uncertain having to rely on just a basketful's worth of pregnancy test. But as a previous poster said, a scan's only as good as the moment you see it so I don't think I'd have had any more than that first one (luckily, for whatever reason probably a cock up my hospital have booked me in for a scan anyway at 8 weeks).

Anyone else got a horrendous taste in their mouth? Nothing gets rid of it, apart from eating salty food, and it really is nasty.

CarrieJayne Thu 03-Jan-13 12:22:51

Hi again everyone! No ms for me yet but cramps, same as Kitten and I Believe, feels so odd, and I'm absolutely starving all the time! Could someone add me to the list too, as on my iPad and no idea how to copy/paste on here! BFP 30th Dec, Due approx 8th Sept. Thanks!

batfuttocks Thu 03-Jan-13 15:54:54

Hello all..can I join?
I am 5+6 with third pregnancy. I have ds aged 6 and a dd aged 4. Due date is somewhere around the 31st august - I did my test on 17th Dec and it was 5 days before period was due so either I am having twins or my scan may show different dates! Feeling sick as a dog and soooo tired. Also a bit crampy still, which is unnerving.

Looking forward to getting to know you all.

amiready Thu 03-Jan-13 16:16:26

Does anyone know how long the cramps go on for? I'm still getting mild ones each day, not the whole time though. Just quite tired. No sickness yet though. Am 4w+4 today! One day at a time I guess!
Thanks for comments re telling people - just want to be fair to DH as we're not as close to his family as I am to mine, so I do see telling them in a different light, but not sure he would see it that way. Anyway, still feels too early so will hang on another week. Have my GP appt a week today. Eek. Even though nothing much will happen - somehow it makes it more real!

jennimoo Thu 03-Jan-13 16:42:52

Someone mentioned thinking AF was coking (such a big thread!!!) and if you mean feeling... Damp.... Then I'm a yes to that blush

A few little twinges and cramps and I'm 5+4 now. Feeling a teeny but queasy but mostly due to the fun of bloating and gas. Starting to be a but sore when DD BFs now too, and she says 'not work' so not sure what's going on there!

I saw the dr Monday so my nhs charges exemption is on the way. Don't know when I'll see midwife but think last time was about 8 weeks.

And I'm too scared to watch one born every minute!

batfuttocks Thu 03-Jan-13 18:58:41

I stopped cramping for a few days then started again. I seem to remember it comes and goes a lot for first few weeks.
I am still firmly in denial of going through labour again. Won't be going there til at least 34 weeks!

Anyone else permanently nauseous?

kimjayne Thu 03-Jan-13 19:37:45

Big thanks to the person who added me to the stats list! smile
Batfuttocks - i was feeling permenantly sick for the first 2-3 days but (touch wood) thats easing off now. But im certain its gonna return ... With a vengance! shock eeeek

jm233 Thu 03-Jan-13 20:08:12

Feeling sick is rubbish, but the second I feel absolutely a-ok I start getting nervous as to why I'm not feeling anything! It's a vicious circle!

andadietcoke Thu 03-Jan-13 20:20:43

So true jm233! I woke up to find that my boobs had stopped hurting, spent 20 minutes googling in bed, then got up, and was in agony by the time I was in the car again. Last weekend I was worried about cramps, now I'm worried I don't have them. Aaaaarrrrrggggghhhhhhh. Is it the end of February yet?!

weechops Thu 03-Jan-13 20:24:11

I have really tender boobs and I remember last 2 times they got sorer and sorer til around 6 weeks when they eased off. And yy to the twingey cramps and the tiredness. Wow totally forgot what the early weeks were like smile

andadietcoke Thu 03-Jan-13 20:27:10

weechops I'm only 4+3 so won't panic if they stop in about 10 days then!

I bought more HPTs today. FRERs so that I can check the line is getting darker, and if it's close to the control line then I'll graduate to the CB conception indicator ones. Is this level of obsession normal?!

IBelieveInPink Thu 03-Jan-13 20:32:15

Waaaa! I think I have lost the plot!!

So today, I have;
- Knicker checked a total of 12 times. There is one toilet at work. It is getting a little obvious
- Bought 2 more digi preg tests
- called an early scan place to enquire
- set a countdown website thing so I know how long to 12 weeks
- downloaded a countdown app for same reason as above
- doodled 51, 50, 49...... Etc so I can cross one off each day
- poked boobs about 14,367 times. In public.

Surely this cannot go on! The men in white coats will come for me!

andadietcoke Thu 03-Jan-13 20:35:51

ibelieveinpink [waves]. Not just me then?!
I have watery cm which has meant that I become convinced that AF has arrived.
I also moved in a meeting so that I could press my boobs against the table, just to check. We can share a cell wink

What did the early scan place say?

IBelieveInPink Thu 03-Jan-13 20:44:33

Me too! Stupid cm. freaking me out 12 times a day. Urgh. (13, I just went again. Damnit)

Early scan place said they see people from 7 weeks onwards. Not on weekends (which is what I was hoping for!) Did check, and I could get a lunchtime appointment at 8 weeks. So could be relatively sneaky about it. Hmm. So tempting!

Haha boobs against table. Good pointer, will try that one!

jennimoo Thu 03-Jan-13 21:01:28

I had a scan at 8 weeks last time, will hopefully get one between 7&8 this time. Hearing that heartbeat was a big relief last time. I think they prefer you to be close to 8 as more sure the heartbeat will be there.

jemimahpuddleduck Thu 03-Jan-13 21:38:03

Love the boobs against the table idea!

Feeling so reassured about CM toilet checks now! Been feeling so on edge as only 3+4 but hearing about other people's cramps and watery CM is making me feel much better!

Got my doctors appointment tomorrow is it too early?

jmf294 Thu 03-Jan-13 21:42:17

Glad I'm not the only one behaving like this!!!

For the past few days I have been really stressing about every cramp.
I even googled risk of miscarriage at 5 weeks sad
I have been to the toilet countless times.

Then I bought 2 CB digital tests- did one at work and was really disappointed that it still said 2-3, it said that on Saturday on my first test!

I know it's all madness!!!
Last time I had a scan at 7 weeks- not sure what I will do this time.
I also had a private nuchal scan.

I have some nausea and vaguely sore boobs.

This list here is growing fast- hi to all newcomers!!

WeeWeeWeeAllTheWayHome Thu 03-Jan-13 22:19:04

Anyone know if paracetamols are alright to take? I've got an awful headache (very rarely get headaches) and the NHS website says it fine to take the normal dose but I'm sure I read on here somewhere that it should be avoided.

Eep throbbing dilemma!

CrikeeThree Thu 03-Jan-13 22:27:01

Hello again.
Nausea came back today.
And like everyone else I wasn't sure whether to be pleased or not (as I sat there looking at my dinner thinking... urgh....).
I seem to be getting "evening sickness" again this time. I have a vague memory I had this with DC1. Guess it would make it easier to cope with work than nausea in the morning. I remember having to dash out of a morning lesson when I was pregnant with DC2 (I'm a teacher) as I had to puke (sorry if TMI!).

I'm not doing anything else at the moment (like prodding my boobs. That may come later.....), but I have to say I have this awful feeling that won't go away that surely I might have a mc this time. Surely I can't be "three times lucky". I'm really sorry if that sounds insensitive to people that have had them before. I don't know why I can't shake the feeling. Maybe because my sister had a few before finally having her DC. And my mum had one after me....

Anyway. I am sooooo tired. And it's still such early days. So I guess it'll get worse.... But I did manage to go to my swim session tonight (am in a club), so am hoping I'll be able to keep that going despite the tiredness. Would really like to remain fairly fit through this pregnancy. I was with DC1. Not so with DC2, as it was so soon afterwards.

oops! essay!! sorry. Will stop rambling....

jmf294 Thu 03-Jan-13 22:42:21

Wee wee- paracetamol is fine to take, it's ibuprofen you need to avoid.

Crikee three- I'm having the exact same thought having had 2 previous healthy pregnancies - surely I can't be lucky again sad

CrikeeThree Thu 03-Jan-13 23:23:11

jmf294 thanks for making me feel slightly less self-obsessed smile
We'll just have to keep fingers crossed and pray that we're lucky.

jennimoo I was still breastfeeding DS1 when pregnant with DS2. It did hurt for a bit, and I think he wondered what was going on. I think it must've tasted different or something.
But I managed to keep going for about 5 (?) months.
Hope it gets better.... Are you hoping to keep going with it all the way through?

jennimoo Fri 04-Jan-13 06:54:50

Thanks for the info crikeethree. I have no plan either way on carrying on, will see how the 2 of us feel. That was my plan from birth, didn't say I must last 2 months, or 6 months, just would give it a go and see what happened.
Feel all empty and pukey this morning. Waiting for DH to get my obligatory tea and biscuit ;)

andadietcoke Fri 04-Jan-13 07:16:52

Oooh, tea and biscuit. Jealous! I'm going to try and force down a crumpet. Nausea came on properly at about 11 last night. Better this morning but hungry again (I never have breakfast).

Just done my third HPT 14 dpo (others were 9dpo and 11dpo) and the line is as strong as the control which is something I didn't have last time. On to CB conception indicators for Sunday methinks.

batfuttocks Fri 04-Jan-13 07:19:51

Just to echo what's been said about three tines lucky: I feel exactly the same. It's seem so unlikely that I can have another healthy child. I am far more worried this time than I was with either ds or dd.

Feeling a bit grim and working today. I have a selection of (healthy and not remotely healthy) snacks to get through the day. I could only face white toast and honey for breakfast. Which means my blood sugar will crash horrendously mid morning! Ugh...

Kittenkatzen Fri 04-Jan-13 07:32:56

Morning! Jealous of people having tea & biscuits brought to them - I've already been packed off on the train to work with just a thermos of green tea for company <violins>

dietcoke I'm now 16dpo and the cb digi I did at 14dpo still only said 1-2wks. Last night I got a BFN on an Internet cheapie sad but I'm choosing to ignore that! Have one cb digi left which I'll try and save for next week to make sure it's going up.

andadietcoke Fri 04-Jan-13 07:40:26

Thanks kittenk - ICs are notoriously unreliable. Definitely right to ignore!

Last time I only got a half strength line on the FRER at 16dpo so this feels like progress. Will buy some of the CBDs but take whatever comes with a pinch of salt. Really watching for anything going backwards.

jennimoo Fri 04-Jan-13 07:41:39

The Cbd is supposed to be very sensitive to how strong the wee is so those of you rechecking try not to worry as probably nothing wrong. I got first BFP at 3+5 and it said 2-3 weeks, but was a very strong FMU sample! I then read about them and heard that lots of people worry unnecessarily if the weeks aren't right.

If you feel sicky and no ones bringing you a biscuit first thing do have some in a box by the bed: only times I actually puked with DD was when I felt dodgy and jumped out of bed without eating anything...

Back to work next week so will need to get my stash ready for mornings, and for work! I found emergency hula hoops very good and dried fruit good for meetings/ courses etc where you want to be discrete!

Kittenkatzen Fri 04-Jan-13 07:45:22

Yep I know what you mean, I think I'll feel a bit better once I see a 2-3 result. At least I'll have an idea that things are heading in the right direction then. Just so paranoid right now...my boobs were sore when I got up this morning, but I'm trying to give them a surreptitious squeeze on the train now and nothing - argh!

Kittenkatzen Fri 04-Jan-13 07:47:52

jennimoo thanks for the tips smile I've not had any nausea yet but am massively looking forward to telling DH that yes I do NEED biscuits on my bedside cabinet ha!

Kittenkatzen Fri 04-Jan-13 07:49:29

Ooh, also, the CBD I did at 14 dpo was done at lunchtime after having drunk a reasonable amount of water through the morning, so thanks for making me feel better about that too smile

jennimoo Fri 04-Jan-13 07:51:36

No probs! Too much to worry about isn't there? I've only retested once at 5 weeks, the day before going to the dr, and did it with FMU and it said 3+ so was relieved, but was trying to convince myself that if it said 2-3 there was no need to worry... I would have though!

Kittenkatzen Fri 04-Jan-13 07:59:38

Have you been to the docs already then? What did they say/do? I'm only 4+1 and mine didn't want to see me before 6 wks so I'm booked in for the 17th...

jennimoo Fri 04-Jan-13 08:38:19

I went on monday at 5+1, although no one asked when booking appointment how pg I was! Just asked if I'd done test, checked dates, checked if on any meds / drinking / smoking. Then filled in details for midwife at reception and the nhs charges exemption form. That was more than happened at the 1st appointment last time! Just wanted to get in the system ASAP as had to chase and chase 12 week scan last time, while DH was in the US and I was organising moving house!

SGJ Fri 04-Jan-13 08:55:15

Uuuuuuuuuuurgh, I feel rough this morning. Unfortunately not all PG related - got bad sore throat, ear ache and tired eyes, plus the 5-6 week nausea that I experienced with DD is making itself known. If I am actually sick this time around I have no idea how I'll hide it from people at work....
Thankfully DD is being angelic and having an epic lie in so I am
Waiting until nauseau returns to its regular morning state of 'hunger/motion sickness'.
All this talk of re-testing is making me want to join in, might just have a quick wee on the left over stick from the pack of 2 I originally bought, maybe that will make me feel better....

SGJ Fri 04-Jan-13 09:01:05

AAAAAH HAHAHA, yes, that has made me feel better, the pregnant line just appeared before the not pregnant one did - about 10 seconds after dipping! Guess it's real then, woo hoo!

Right, time to man up now and get DD out of bed. Going swimming in my sickly state might not be a good idea, but it's certainly a good distraction!

IBelieveInPink Fri 04-Jan-13 09:35:16

Morning all. Interestig timing with the topic of conversation today! I am 4+6, so should be a nice strong 2-3 if not an early 3+ as I used fmu. However When I tested this morning still says 1-2. So looks like I may be leaving you all soon. Anyone know how accurate the cb digis are? Anyone seen this before? Am clutching at straws now I know....

Wincher Fri 04-Jan-13 10:23:10

Hello, can I join you? Got a BFP yesterday! I'm only 3+6 today so still very very early days. I have namechanged as I suspect I have real life friends who know my nickname on here, and I don't want to tell them just yet. Due date is 14 September, I think. I already have a 2.5 year old DS.

amiready Fri 04-Jan-13 10:26:09

Pink - I don't think I would worry too much about that - from what I know, the CB test dates show you time from conception, whereas the gestational dates we measure ourselves by are from first day of last period. i.e. I am 4+5 by my period, but would only be 2 weeks preg on the clear blue as only conceived 2 w ago. So it would be about right for it to say 1-2, turning to 2-3 perhaps in the next few days. As long as there is no bleeding/sustained cramps, I think you are still in the running.
Anyone else think that too?

Wincher Fri 04-Jan-13 10:33:45

Yes, I agree, amiready - don't worry about it. It will also depend on things like how concentrated your wee is, what time of day you tested etc etc.

amiready Fri 04-Jan-13 10:34:55

I looked on the CB site and their dating accuracy is only 82%. (It says 98% but when you look at the small print that's including a ten day margin of error!), 82% without the ten day error.

I'm worried as I'm not really having any symptoms! Also just read something which said peak times of miscarriage are 4 weeks, 8 weeks and 12 weeks. Kind of thought the longer I went on it would be better - but it seems there are these specific hurdles to get through!

Welcome Wincher and other newbies!

Kittenkatzen Fri 04-Jan-13 10:45:45

Ten day margin of error?! That's outrageous shock I agree with the others pink, don't worry about that just yet, especially armed with that info!

amiready I'm the same as you today, symptoms have all but disappeared - boobs not really sore, no cramping, no nausea, nothing. Just looked at my calendar and realised that even though I'm technically 4+1, that only equates to CD31 of a normal cycle, which is nothing really! Almost enough to make me wish I hadn't found out so early confused

jemimahpuddleduck Fri 04-Jan-13 10:54:19

Hi wincher your 1 day ahead of me I'm 3+5 and due on the 15th.

Pink I have also heard exactly what ami has said so I hope you are not too worried after seeing those facts.

My first personal hurdle is to get past Sunday when AF is actually due I think it will feel more real then. Feel a bit like I'm pretending at the moment but have had 3 BFP each one darker than the last so no i'm not!

amiready Fri 04-Jan-13 10:54:56

I know it is SO difficult this waiting game! I am meeting up with the girls tomorrow - one has a baby, the other due in Feb, and I'm convinced the other one is going to announce she is preg (she's been trying for a while). I am going to have to sit there and keep schtum! It really is just so early, anything could happen - aghh! I hit 12 weeks on the 25th of Feb - so far away!

IBelieveInPink Fri 04-Jan-13 10:55:50

Thank you for a the replies.
I just think that having got a positive result 7 days ago, that means the earliest that could have been was 10dpo. Therefore, based on that, I should now be at least 4+2, and showing as 2-3 weeks.
Never mind. Looks like I will just have to wait it out and prepare for the worst.
Thanks for being lovely everyone.

amiready Fri 04-Jan-13 10:59:11

ok, fx for you. kittenkatzen had the same thing yesterday and she is due only one day after us. Baby dust for everyone!

WeeWeeWeeAllTheWayHome Fri 04-Jan-13 10:59:26

It does seem like an awfully long time to get through doesn't it?

I had a very blush moment yesterday (TMI alert) when I was driving home - had to be sick out of the car door when I stopped at the traffic lights. It was grim (although thankfully there was no one around to witness my upchucking). Decided to work from home today as I'm not risking that again! envy

Kittenkatzen Fri 04-Jan-13 11:04:09

yy to this ^^ smile

andadietcoke Fri 04-Jan-13 11:13:00

IBelieveInPink 10 day margin of error. That's all you need to think about (but I'm here for reassurance, rational advice and anecdotes of lots of Internet ladies who have experienced this and have been fine - there are entire web pages devoted to ranting about conception indicators being evil). PM me if you need to - or will keep an eye on this and the LA thread xx

jm233 Fri 04-Jan-13 11:18:12

According to one of my many preggy Apps, I have 246 days still to go. Two-hundred-and-forty-six-whole days!!!

WeeWeeWeeAllTheWayHome Fri 04-Jan-13 11:23:01


I knew someone who thought they were going through the menopause (at 30!), did several hpts, blood tests at doctors etc all BFN and then finally found out she was 5 months pregnant when she went in or a scan to investigate fibroids (I think).

I'm rather envying her position now!

jmf294 Fri 04-Jan-13 11:37:02

Well I retested today hoping for my 3+ weeks as I am
Now 5+4 weeks. Still got 2-3 weeks sad
Anyone think this part of this week thing is clever marketing by CB
to keep making us but their tests.

I do feel nauseous which is a good sign.

I think we all need to step way from tests, google and other worrying stuff and think about something fun!!
If only it were that simple.

IBelieveInPink Fri 04-Jan-13 11:40:51

jmf it's horrid isn't it. I am very angry at Clearblue right now ( my fault for buying the tests? Nonono, couldn't be my fault)
I just wish I knew if everything way okay in there.
Damnit why did no one ever tell me how hard this all was?!

jmf294 Fri 04-Jan-13 11:58:45

IBelieveinpink- it is totally horrible.
The first time I was pregnant in 2006 I'm sure they were not around.
I didn't see them anyway.

Last time I only got a 2-3 and then gave up with them.

Lets be positive, a positive is a positive and it will be ok smile

Kittenkatzen Fri 04-Jan-13 12:44:08

jmf I wouldn't be surprised if you're right about it being partly a marketing ploy by CB!

I'm trying not to become obsessed about everything, but I still feel really queasy and starting to feel emotional. Nearly started crying at a song on the radio! My back was really throbbing last night so had a warm hot water bottle on it, is that ok? It wasn't boiling or anything.

corkgirlindublin Fri 04-Jan-13 13:41:52

Yeah girlwithayellowhat, it would do no harm. Don't forget most women don't even know they're pregnant this early so I think our body's are pretty good at coping with all sorts of things. There are women slamming volkas at this stage and usually there baby's are fine!

Those clear blue tests are a bit evil in a way I think. It seems like there's no peace of mind in a way. I think a pregnancy that's going to stick isn't effected by anything and if a pregnancy isn't meant to be nothing you do will keep the pregnancy. That how I'm trying to look at it. I really want this baby but all I can do for now is try get on with life as best as can till 8 weeks when hopefully the GP will pick up a heartbeat.

I don't remember the time going so slow on my first pregnancy. Everyday is dragging at this point!

I'm wondering what supplements, if any, people are taking? I'm taking liquid iron and pregnacare. The liquid iron is because the whole of my last pregnancy I was anaemic and after labour my levels went critically low so I'm hoping by starting early ill avoid it this time

andadietcoke Fri 04-Jan-13 14:01:05

I'm taking folic acid, vitamin d and vitamin b because I'm a bit of a fatty

Kittenkatzen Fri 04-Jan-13 14:05:53

I'm just finishing up the end of a pack of Pregnacare conception, then I'll switch to regular Pregnacare. That's it.

loubeebaby Fri 04-Jan-13 14:13:13

Hi Ladies

Hope its OK to join. I was chatting with a couple of the other ladies in other threads and the recommended me to join. Although my due date is actually 30th Aug...so technically I should be in the other group.....but seeing as I already know some ladies thought it would be better here.

So my stats are:Married, Live in Hertfordshire, 32, BFP 23rd Dec, Due 30th Aug, DC1

Only "trying" (half heartedly!) for 2 months. So all is a shock at the moment and still trying to come to terms with it all!
I have been to Dr already and received my maternity pack, but am seeing private consultant in 2 weeks for chat and scan... as I would like a ELCS.

It was so great to read about all your symptoms! I havent had much except slight nausea recently and my boobs have gone up 1 cup size already! They were not small as it was....so cant take anymore growth!! Arrgghh! Also like many of you sore too!

So Hi to all and look forward to all your updates xx

corkgirlindublin Fri 04-Jan-13 14:37:49

Andadietcoke I'm a bit of a fatty toowink. I never heard about taking vit B. What's the reason?

andadietcoke Fri 04-Jan-13 15:05:12

Oh I'm sorry (I have early pregnancy brain and am a proper nightmare at the moment). Vitamin D for fatty overweight mums to be.


Kittenkatzen Fri 04-Jan-13 15:11:57

Hi loubee! I'm sharing your concern on the boob size front - I'm not exactly small of nork as it is (D cup), so am slightly terrified as to how I might end up...DH can't wait obv!

jemimahpuddleduck Fri 04-Jan-13 15:21:01

I could do with the bigger boobs only an A cup! No such luck as yet!

Just been into see my GP got to call the MW in about 2 weeks and he gave me my flu jab there and then which was good.

Welcomeloubeebaby smile

amiready Fri 04-Jan-13 15:26:47

just been reading the August 2013 thread and got a bit jealous as they are all so much further along and all having scans etc. Also, there are much less of them than us, maybe everyone here was waiting for the school year?? We were (were supposed to start after Christmas - ahem!). Going to have to cross my legs in August.....

andadietcoke Fri 04-Jan-13 15:32:24

amiready I was due in July last time and was delighted. DH is a teacher so we would have had the whole school holiday, plus saved money on nearly a whole year of childcare!!

Saying that though, he did his uni dissertation on birth distribution in elite rugby players, and we can all expect international sportsmen/women even though DH was born in April

Wincher Fri 04-Jan-13 15:38:48

I was disappointed not to get pregnant last month as I wanted an AUgust baby! I have a summer birthday and did very well at school, and I think sometimes the oldest in the year can get a bit bored. Plus a summer baby means a year less childcare costs as they start school a year earlier (as andadietcoke has pointed out).

MummyOfPrawn Fri 04-Jan-13 15:54:02

Politely and anxiously knocks on door
Please may I join this group?

I POAS this morning and got a faint positive. Followed it up with a Clear Blue this afternoon and it said pregnant 1-2 weeks.

So excited! And scared! Mainly scared. I already have a DS and my pregnancy (and birth) with him was horrific. If it is anything like my last pregnancy, I have T-minus 3 weeks before I become a vomit factory.

Have we begun a roll call yet?

MummyOfPrawn Fri 04-Jan-13 15:58:31

Wincher, I was the opposite to you. I didn't want an August baby as I fear it they might find it difficult at school. My DS is a bit behind his peers so I feared that if my next baby was like my DS, he will be poles apart from the older ones. I'm guessing my due date will be September for this one but you never know, they might come early!

MummyOfPrawn Fri 04-Jan-13 16:04:17

amiready, I'm exactly the same. Luckily my DS was late so hopefully this one won't be early and thus won't be born in August. However, because of my complications I had with DS, I might have to have a scheduled caesarian. I'm going to demand it be no later than 1st September!

andadietcoke I read that sportsmen tend to have been born in the Autumn months as they are the older members of their age group and thus marginally bigger and stronger than their peers and therefore more likely to make the teams. However, with the distinct lack of sporting prowess in my family then I needn't bother having any expectations really!

andadietcoke Fri 04-Jan-13 16:25:43

Hi MummyOfP welcome - yes there's a stats post somewhere. Congratulations!

I've just been a bit very brave and registered with the GP as pg. I promised myself I wasn't going to do it until after the point that I mc'ed last time but I decided today that I need to stop assuming everything is going to go wrong and relax a bit. Everything has already been completely different to last time so I need to stop being neurotic and relax a bit.

MummyOfPrawn Fri 04-Jan-13 16:43:28

I think I might ring to arrange a midwife appointment on Monday.

My LMP was at the start of October, then I went on the mini pill, and stopped taking it at the end of November. How will they date my pregnancy? How do they know when to book me in for a 12 week scan?

jm233 Fri 04-Jan-13 16:56:16

I am really looking forward to having the 12 week scan and being able to tell people... I've lied so many times over the last two weeks I don't know how I sleep at night! Just had to talk my way out of drinks with a friend I haven't seen in months and I feel awful! I might have no friends left by end of feb...

andadietcoke Fri 04-Jan-13 17:46:56

Antibiotics. There's one that you have for dental problems which you absolutely can't drink on. Can't remember what it's called.

For me it's coffee and not constantly drinking diet coke that's ringing alarm bells!

Kittenkatzen Fri 04-Jan-13 18:33:05

Well I've jumped on the "dry January" bandwagon - was going to do it anyway so it turns out it's a convenient excuse smile

Have had to make excuses today as to why I don't want to sign up to an endurance event in the summer that I was really keen on right up to New Year's Eve though - oops!

jmf294 Fri 04-Jan-13 18:47:05

It's metronidazole you can't drink on!

Zoon Fri 04-Jan-13 19:21:23

Hi everybody!
I have been lurking for a while but didn
to want to tempt fate.
I am 36, had my Bfp on 22dec. LMp 10nov but this was also my first postpartum af so due date 2sept. Still breastfeeding. Ds 18 mnths.
No symptoms at all which make me doubt this pregnancy. Last time round had lovely pregnancy and delivery, so maybe will be lucky again!
Will probably go for private oscar scan instead of nhs 12wk one. Did this last time too.
Have a ski holiday booked for february (eeek!)
Nice reading everybodies posts and I hope we all sail through the first trimester and enjoy the rest of pregnancy.

I am not clever enough to add my stats. Please could someone do this for me. Ta

MummyOfPrawn Fri 04-Jan-13 19:24:22

Welcome Zoon smile
I have an 18 month DS too.

I assume this next one will be a DS too since there hasn't been a female born in my husband's family for over 100 years!

Zoon Fri 04-Jan-13 19:30:58

Wow! image how prescious a girl would be. (they are all prescious but u know what I mean)
I think it will be a nice age gap.

Wincher Fri 04-Jan-13 19:33:06

I'm going for the dry January excuse as well! Though right now after the amount i have drunk in the last month (only got bfp yesterday) I am very happy not to drink for a while anyway!

WeeWeeWeeAllTheWayHome Fri 04-Jan-13 20:11:45

Mummyofprawn Gosh, over 100 years seems a very long time!

If they hadn't offered me a scan at 8 weeks, I was going to see if I could ask for a dating scan as I wouldn't have wanted to miss the window for the 11 - 13 week scan. And if they didn't agree to it which was very likely as I'm wet as a wet thing I would've had a private scan for my own peace of mind.

ZombiesAreClammyDodgers Fri 04-Jan-13 20:16:47

ibelieveinpink are you me?? I've got three or four countdown thingies and apps going on at the same time!
dammit not end of feb yet

kipsonline Fri 04-Jan-13 22:18:33

Hello! Another newbie here... I think I might be in denial so am hoping this might make it seem more real. Got BFP on 2nd jan, EDD 4th sept. this will be our 3rd, we have 2 DS aged 5 and 2. <very sheepish to admit this> but haven't told anyone yet, inc DH. Mainly because (although he is a loving doting brilliant father to our 2 DS) he is also adamant that he does not want any more children, whereas I very much do. We took forever TTC DS2 and were 'taking precautions' this time round so I'm not quite sure how I'm pregnant again but now I'm torn between being ridiculously excited and petrified of sharing the news and getting a negative reaction (I also have health issues so he will have justifiable concerns about impact of high risk pg on family life too...). Argh. Am hoping you wonderful ladies can sort me out in the meantime!!

kimjayne Sat 05-Jan-13 04:56:28

Ok, I know Its 4:50am but I just woke up from a dream where I had found out I was expecting twins! The thought just hadn't occured to me until now. The thing is, thinking about it ... My grandad (on mums side) was a twin and my nannas mum (mums side) was too! So I guess theres a chance..... Yikes!!!! shock

jennimoo Sat 05-Jan-13 06:08:55

Hi kips, hopefully your DH will just be thrilled to hear the news. When do you think you'll tell him?

kim a dr friend of mine is expecting non identical twins and these can run in the family down the women's side, as seems to be a genetic increase in chance of releasing 2 eggs. Were your relatives identical? Cos that's less likely to happen again I think!

georgie22 Sat 05-Jan-13 07:27:35

Hi again - it's nice to see that I'm not the only crazy knicker checker! I remember that from my first pregnancy. I'm getting lower abdo / pelvic and lower back aches which I also got last time round. Plus I'm exhausted and being made to go to bed earlier than normal by dh. Due to see my GP on Monday when I think I'll be 5+2. Thinking that we'll go for a private scan at about 8 weeks - did that last time and it did give me some reassurance. Roll on 12 weeks - it's so much easier when people know. Don't think I've made anyone at work suspicious yet - managed to keep it quiet last time till I was 12 weeks so hoping to do that again! Hope everyone has a good weekend!

SGJ Sat 05-Jan-13 08:55:16

kim - the dreams are only going to get weirder! I had one last night where I dreamt that I'd mc'd... SO pleased to wake up this morning though I think there will be several knicker checks throughout the day!

weechops Sat 05-Jan-13 09:14:24

I think weird dreams are par for the course in pregnancy. I dreamed I had twins too but then the woman in the bed opposite me kept trying to steal them!

jennimoo Sat 05-Jan-13 09:38:40

I feel so sick this morning sad haven't actually been sick but feel like I could be. DH has returned from his run so at least not on my own with DD. will be from Monday when he's back to work. Not looking forward to 2 months of this.

amiready Sat 05-Jan-13 09:57:00

Hi everyone, just marking place. 4+6 today. Still no real symptoms! Oh well, what will be will be I guess. Not sure whether I want to be feeling ill or not really! Lunch with the girls today - I'm sure one of them is going to announce her pregnancy!
Have a good day everyone.

CharlW1 Sat 05-Jan-13 10:04:57

I'm 5 weeks due early September so I'm part of the September club! Very nervous after suffering an MC last year though. I'm new to MN so very excited to read about everyone else's experiences - I too have been having weird dreams but didn't make the connection until now.

andadietcoke Sat 05-Jan-13 10:26:29

Hi CharlW1 there are a few of us in the same boat. I had a mc in November and am currently nearly in tears because my boobs aren't as sore and my back aches a teeny tiny little bit. Oh well. What will be, will be.

Kittenkatzen Sat 05-Jan-13 10:42:22

kim I dreamt I was pg with id twins two nights before I got my bfp!

kips I'm sure your DH will come round to the idea of a dc3 eventually, will keep my fx for when you tell him the news smile

dietcoke it's so worrying isn't it, I was the same as you yesterday, all my symptoms disappeared for a while. Be reassured though, my boobs are killing this morning and I just cried at a cancer research ad on the tv grin

jm233 Sat 05-Jan-13 12:17:13

My legs and hips are absolutely killing me today- I feel like a little old lady! Hips feel almost like a pulled muscle, but in my hip somehow (weird I know) and legs just have that lactic build up feeling in them... All in all, I'm not my finest form today!

CrikeeThree Sat 05-Jan-13 14:36:31

God! I am so GRUMPY!! Can I blame that on pregnancy, or am I just a grumpy old moo?
Until now, I've had total happy hormones coursing through me. I've been more chilled out than I think I've ever been.
And then yesterday and today. Soooo tired. And having to really fight not to be grumpy with the DCs. It's not their fault I'm pregnant.
Feeling very guilty sad

CrikeeThree Sat 05-Jan-13 14:38:18

jennimoo I've just realised your DD must be the same age as DS2, as we were on the Oct 2010 thread together. I didn't last there long, as I went off skiing near the start, and then somehow never got back into the thread.

CrikeeThree Sat 05-Jan-13 14:40:42

*jm233" my legs were really sore last night. I remember that was one of the earliest symptoms I had with my first pregnancy. It passed quite quickly that time, so am hoping it will again this time.

jennimoo Sat 05-Jan-13 15:16:44

crikeethree good memory! I do remember someone going skiing too.

With DD my hips were really bad from before 20 weeks but don't know when it started. I suffer with hip pain anyway though so just exacerbated whatever the problem is normally.

KamikazeeKid Sat 05-Jan-13 15:35:42

Hiyee! Can I join too? I'm due early sept and warily poking my head in here as had losses before and am feeling nervy about even admitting being pregnant!

I do have a gorgeous 1 year old tho so I know I can do it but I feel so normal this time in comparison to last time....!

Congratulations ladies!!

CrikeeThree Sat 05-Jan-13 15:40:52

Congratulations KamikazeeKid Hoping it all goes well for you smile

jm233 Sat 05-Jan-13 16:30:12

I've had hip pain since before I found out I was pregnant. As soon as it started I thought hmmm... Could it be... And it was! Anyway, it's on with a vengeance today.
Congrats to everyone who just joined or just recently found out! Such exciting times!

andadietcoke Sat 05-Jan-13 16:42:41

I have aching legs and hip pain but that may be because I went arse over tit in Manchester today and landed on my knees. So graceful. Yes to hip pain over the last week though.

Well I have thoroughly scared the bejeezus out of myself today. Need to step away from Google and just see what the next few days bring!

Sapphireday Sat 05-Jan-13 16:58:51

Hi everyone

Just found this forum and would like to join in with you. I found out I was pregnant on 31 December at the age of 37 and after three years of trying and one round of IUI treatment. I'm so excited right now, I can't believe my luck! I think my estimated due date is 9 September, but that will be confirmed on the 17th January when I go for my first scan.

Sapp x x

amiready Sat 05-Jan-13 17:07:21

oh wow - congratulations Sapphire, that is just so wonderful. Well done!

I'm still a bit sad / worried / concerned /disappointed about lack of symptoms. Anyone else in the same boat? I am 4+6 today.

Met up with the girls and had to keep schtum - my friend not pregnant after all...

Zoon Sat 05-Jan-13 17:18:18

Amiready- 5+5 and no symptoms. Hope it continues this way too. I had none last time round so trying to enjoy it now (but I do have waves of doubt from time to time)

Crikee- how many weeks were you when u went skiing? I will be 11

MeanMrsMustard Sat 05-Jan-13 17:38:10

Hi again,
I'm glad I'm not the only one going completely crazy here. I am googling all sorts of silly things and getting myself in a panic. I keep on telling myself that the majority of pregnancies are successful. If I was given an 85% chance of winning the lottery I would buy a ticket and be pretty optimistic. The odds are in our favour!

As for symptoms, I'm really not sure. I have lots of very minor symptoms but they might all be Psychosomatic. I think my boobs are getting a bit bigger and my nipples bumpy, but it may just be because I'm poking them. I normally like quite rich foods andt all I want these days are very fresh and light tastes, but that might be a reaction to Christmas indulgence. I feel dizzy and sick from time to time - I was even sick this morning, but I'm not sure that wasn't just because I've had a really phlegmy throat recently. Aghhh! All I know is that I am over thinking everything. Although I'm not looking forward to going back to school on Monday, I think it is important for my sanity!

I am 6+5 today by lmp (although I think I am actually more like 6+2). I have decided to have an early scan in 2 weeks when I am getting towards 9 weeks.

amiready Sat 05-Jan-13 17:42:05

oh thanks guys, that's so reassuring. I just feel so normal! Can't believe not going to have any answer for at least another 2-3 weeks until heart beat comes along! What's funny though is that I work in a medical place and do have access to one of those doppler machines - so once the heart beat develops, I would be able to check things fairly often! Just hate the waiting and the not knowing. it's the main reason I'm not telling anyone - would hate Grandparents to get their hopes up and then be disappointed -even though I would tell them if (after) I'd had a miscarriage.

jmf294 Sat 05-Jan-13 18:14:42

Sapphire- what wonderful news- wishing you a boring healthy 8 months or so.
Kips- I was in the same position last Saturday. We went trying as we have 2 children. My DH didn't want a third although I did and he said he'd think about it one day- but now was not meant to be that time.
I went and bought the test and felt sick then excited when it came up positive. I panicked for 1/2 hour then told him and he took it so well- initially shocked but now delighted and being great.

Zoon- I'm my first pregnancy I went skiing at 10 weeks- the baby is still deep inside your pelvis at 11 weeks so will be safe.

Well I'm now 1 week on from the big surprise!!
Saying that I did have a strange dream about getting a BFP 2 days before I did- I was just then working out I was late- had been away before Christmas and lost track of dates.
No more weeing on expensive clear blue sticks today- still not had the elusive 3 week result.
I had a private scan last time at 7 weeks- not sure what to do this time. Will wait to 12 if I can!!

Hope you all enjoy your weekends!!

jmf294 Sat 05-Jan-13 18:15:32

That's meant to say above 'we weren't trying!'

CrikeeThree Sat 05-Jan-13 18:35:19

*Sapphire" that is just brilliant! Congratulations smile

Zoon I was only 7 or 8 weeks pregnant (from memory... I think??)
but as jmf says, I think you're pretty safe still at 11 weeks.
My main problem was that I was just so tired. One day, I started to feel a bit dizzy skiing back from a longer excursion, and had to take it very easy down the last bit.

I'm really trying to carry on with everything as normal this time until it becomes tricky. I have no choice but to cycle to work. And I collect the kids from nursery in a bike trailer. But I'm assuming that'll be okay for a while yet.

I'm also determined to carry on swimming with my club all the way through, as I did with first pregnancy. And hopefully running, too.... let's see....

Still feeling knackered. Still feeling grumpy. Still vaguely nauseous. HAve to tell myself I chose to do this!!

Great to see so many people here..... smile smile

jmf294 Sat 05-Jan-13 19:18:54

Criikeethree - have you done any running since your BFP.
I last ran last week when I was 4 1/2 weeks but didn't realise.
I've been too scared since to run because of the cramps.

Last 2 pregnancies I put on 4+ stone and I don't want that to happen this time.
Must pluck up the courage to run!!

amiready Sat 05-Jan-13 19:28:24

I have been feeling grumpy too!! Wasn't sure whether to blame that on the pregnancy!! Ha ha. Yes, definitely grumpy. However, that's fairly normal for me!

Zoon Sat 05-Jan-13 19:51:27

not that concerned (most of the time) about skiing but like u jmf I put on 4+ stone despite staying fit. I also had quite a bump by 12 weeks. I just hope symtoms stay away and I fit into my ski gear. I am still doing plenty of exercise as I want to be fit for skiing- more likely to get injured if I loose fitness.

CrikeeThree Sat 05-Jan-13 20:01:25

jmf yes I have been running since BFP. A few times.
I really think at this stage, as long as you don't overdo it, you can just carry on doing whatever you do normally. But I'm not an expert.
And obviously if you're worried then you should go with whatever feels right to you.
I'm just making sure I stop if I feel tired, or at least ease off a bit. So I don't worry if I walk for a bit when out for my normal run. And I swim at my normal pace in a training session, but miss out the odd rep.

amiready am SO glad you said that. Although obviously I don't wish grumpiness on anyone.
I actually made myself take a few deeps breaths before speaking to DH tonight (he was at work all day) so I didn't just say "I'm so bloody tired and grumpy and fed up that I've been on my own all day" before I said anything else. It kind of worked. Kind of....

I also tried telling myself that it's a good thing that I'm feeling so tired because my body is obviously doing... SOMETHING...

zoon I think you're right. They say it's okay to do whatever you normally do during pregnancy, so I guess it's better to just keep fitness up in general if you're going to go skiing. Very jealous!! smile

Rosyisgonnabeamummy Sat 05-Jan-13 23:06:50

Hiya - I've been loitering at the door for a few days. Had a positive test on 1st jan. no idea when we conceived - any time from 19th nov ..... Stopped cerrezzette to play roulette for a bit.
I've joined sept list because I'd like a September baby blush

I'm not one of those 'got preggers straight off the pill' girls. We were trying for 8 mths last year. Convinced myself I wasn't ready anyway went back on cerrezzette but it was awful!! So roulette it was.....

I have absolutely no idea about these baby things. I know my boobs are killing me, and I'm kept awake with heavy sore monstrous boobs. And this last week I have slept 12 hrs each night.

I'm 27, married and in Norfolk.

I've got an apt with the nurse on tues for thrush blush and midwife week on thurs for booking.

weeweewee my PIL were equally as emotionless as your m and d. Can I have it in my birth plan that f I l isn't to come visit?? Never mind pain management, my priorities are visitors!

How do you get a early scan? For dates? Do you need to? Shall I just wait for the midwife to tell me what to do?

Looking forwards to making new friends, along this very new road!

Birthhippy9 Sat 05-Jan-13 23:48:24

Poking head round the door. On day 36 of a usually 28 day cycle. Married got two and really been wanting a third.

Daisy299 Sun 06-Jan-13 00:02:15

Hi everyone. Been lurking for a few months and had no idea i'd un-lurk so soon... Two months' trying and pregnancy confirmed last night.
Had a few symptoms so i was fairly sure but seeing the line appear sent me into a mad panic! Have managed not to cry for about an hour now, so doing well (!)... Hubby going away for two weeks from next Friday which I'm not thrilled about... Nice to see a fee others in the same boat anyway.

corkgirlindublin Sun 06-Jan-13 09:25:18

Welcome all new BFP ladies! Rosy would you start taking a probiotic like UDO's super 8's now if you have a tendency towards thrush? It might keep it at bay for the rest of your pregnancy. I got awful thrush after my last labour. I was on loads of antibiotics for bad tear. Thrush was hell on earth! So this time ill be loading up on probiotics in the month before my due date and if I do end up on antibiotics hopefully I'll fight it!

Also regarding my third degree tear, has anyone had a subsequent delivery tear free? I'm worried about it reoccurring.

Rosyisgonnabeamummy Sun 06-Jan-13 10:01:28

corkgirl thanks for the tip! Il have a look for some probiotic today. smile

ZombiesAreClammyDodgers Sun 06-Jan-13 10:27:01

Anyone else with horrible dreams? Dreamt last night I was bleeding out and having a mc. Ugh.

IBelieveInPink Sun 06-Jan-13 10:33:52

Looks like I am the first ( and hopefully the last) to be leaving the group. Good luck to all of you with your pregnancies, hope they are all happy and healthy x
(if the stats list is still going, please can someone take me off it? Thank you)

ZombiesAreClammyDodgers Sun 06-Jan-13 10:49:35

I'm so very sorry to hear that IBelieveInPink sadsad

BellaBe Sun 06-Jan-13 10:51:35

Hello, Can I join you too? I got a BFP on 30 Dec after only 1 month TTC and am a bit in shock! Due date is early September 2013. I'm 32 and this is my first. Have been queasy and emotions all over the place. Haven't told anyone except DH and my GP. So this is my first announcement really!

Congrats everyone!

AliceWChild Sun 06-Jan-13 10:54:12

Wow you've just all reminded me that I got pregnant this time last year! Now laid here feeding my wonderful baby. Have fun!

As you were.

WeeWeeWeeAllTheWayHome Sun 06-Jan-13 10:54:39

I'm so sorry IBelieve

Sending you lots of hand holding and hugs.

andadietcoke Sun 06-Jan-13 10:56:23

Oh IBelieveInPink I'm so so sorry. Take care of yourself thanks

AliceWChild Sun 06-Jan-13 11:02:59

So sorry pink

Next time will read whole thread.

Daisy299 Sun 06-Jan-13 11:12:25

Congrats BellaBe. I'm 33 and due on the 13th according to my various apps (!) - not been to the doctor yet.

Daisy299 Sun 06-Jan-13 11:13:36

Sorry IBelieveInPink, I missed your post before i commented. Very sorry to hear that.

WeeWeeWeeAllTheWayHome Sun 06-Jan-13 11:19:02

rosy Sorry you had a terrible reaction from PILs - I find it difficult to understand why anyone would be so negative, let alone people who are meant to be overjoyed at the news. Strike 'em off the visitors list!

zombies I've been having strange dreams, but they've not all been scary ones. Last night's dream was that I was in a car with Barack Obama telling him whilst it was great he was re-elected, would he mind stopping endorsing legislation put in by Bush that ran contrary to his own pledges. No idea where that came from!

I'm sorry IBelieve hope you're doing ok thanks

Yy to being very grumpy and having weird dreams. My salt craving has started already and all I want is Chinese food and loads of noodles!

Experienced my first 2nd birthday party yesterday and I'm exhausted from it, my lower back is aching again.

Hope everyone's keeping well.

WeeWeeWeeAllTheWayHome Sun 06-Jan-13 11:33:11

Ooh yes, girlwith I've had a sudden attachment to miso soup, marmite and ready salted crisps. Am going to have to drag myself out of bed and go hunting for twiglets as I can't stop thinking about them blush

MeanMrsMustard Sun 06-Jan-13 11:33:11

So sorry IBelieve. Wishing you all the best xx

I hope I don't end up craving pretzel M&Ms again, as it cost me a fortune last time!

Kittenkatzen Sun 06-Jan-13 12:11:07

So sorry pink sadsad

HettySunshine Sun 06-Jan-13 12:35:29

Hey everyone, please can I join? I found out last night that I'm pregnant and I'm only a tiny bit along - four weeks, I think. According to the apps I have downloaded I am due on 14 September. I've sent dp off to get a digi clear blue just to double, double check (already done two first response!).

I'm 33 and this is our first baby and I don't believe it's true - i only came off the pill in November!

jm233 Sun 06-Jan-13 13:05:51

I found myself hungrily staring at hubby's ketchup sachet that came with his Starbucks sausage roll. Ketchup?! Really?!

Whyriskit Sun 06-Jan-13 13:20:05

Sorry to hear your news Pink.

ZombiesAreClammyDodgers Sun 06-Jan-13 13:22:08

Last night I spent half an hour dreaming of MSG laden fried rice from the local Chinese! This craving is going to have to wait.

SGJ Sun 06-Jan-13 14:16:14

Really sorry Pink x

Have been really easily wound up by DD the last few days - her constant chattering throughout this morning's mass (and resultant moody stares from other parisioners) actually nearly brought me to tears, I was that hormonal!
And really dreading going back to work on Tuesday and hoping that my current group of moody teens behave for the next 30-odd weeks!!

Babyboo79 Sun 06-Jan-13 15:04:52

Hi all, please can i join? 4 weeks tomorrow and apparently due on the 17th.

I had a mc at 4 weeks and 3 days in August so I'm very nervous this time round and we've decided not to tell anyone for a while.

Sorry to hear your news Pink I know how completely rubbish it feels sad

amiready Sun 06-Jan-13 16:34:43

oh Pink gutted. Really had my fx for you. So sorry.

Starfishkiss Sun 06-Jan-13 16:55:30

Oh I'm sorry to hear that pink I didn't expect that

jmf294 Sun 06-Jan-13 17:20:32

Sorry to hear that Pink- hope you are being looked after xx

Daisy299 Sun 06-Jan-13 19:10:59

HettySunshine, I am also 33 and started trying in November, and according to my app I am due on 13th Sept. So you have a pal here if you ever need one smile

weechops Sun 06-Jan-13 20:27:33

Pink I'm so sorry sad

Hetty and Daisy I'm another in the 33 club smile also due on the 14th.

Salt cravings here too! I've already had 2 packets of ready salted walkers today and could go another.

andadietcoke Sun 06-Jan-13 20:29:06

Heehee. I'm the opposite. Everything tastes way too salty and I'm craving sweet things (I never ever have sweet stuff). Mildly addicted to macaroons.

Daisy299 Sun 06-Jan-13 20:49:40

I have a theory that the salt thing might be mild dehydration. I'm definitely going to the loo more often (and when I have to go, I really do have to go!!). Really trying not to stray onto the sweet stuff but I could probably go for 1kg of peanuts...

Rosyisgonnabeamummy Sun 06-Jan-13 21:05:35

I didn't realise salt was a side effect. I wee on the hour every hour. And thirst like im in the desert.

I am so new to all this. If someone said you will grow a third nipple and horns from your armpits I might believe them.

Much love to pink

Anyone heard from Lego?

Wincher Sun 06-Jan-13 21:35:59

IHad salt cravings first time round. They say if you crave salty stuff it's a boy (which it was) and sweet stuff it's a girl.

PathOfLeastResitance Sun 06-Jan-13 22:06:25

Hi there everyone,
Looks like I'm joining you all. Massive shock for us both as entirely unplanned and ill timed.
Highly emotional at the moment and struggling to reconcile the idea of having a baby. So far it just feels like my period is due as I'm bloated and crampy.
Despite all the confusion, we are starting to get a little excited.
Stats: 31. Due mid September.

kipsonline Sun 06-Jan-13 22:12:29

Only just managed to get back on to check, can't believe how many of us there are now!
So so sorry to hear your news Pink. I hope you are being well cared for...
So I still haven't managed to spill the beans to DH. Am getting increasingly nervous about it now. He has made a few off the cuff remarks about getting our lives back now the boys are getting older..eek!
I can't believe he hasn't guessed mind you as my trousers no longer do up and I'm super tired... I fell asleep reading bedtime stories tonight!!
Good to hear from others going from 2 to 3, will be great to share war stories!!

kimjayne Sun 06-Jan-13 23:10:41

I really hope you are feeling okay and being taken care of Pink! x

kimjayne Sun 06-Jan-13 23:18:14

pathofleastresistance - I can totally sympathise. We weren't actually trying and the timing is not ideal at all! We are coming round to it all now (its taken me a little longer than him though). But today we've started to discuss baby names which is quite exciting. We have a definite girls name now smile struggling on boys names though!

batfuttocks Mon 07-Jan-13 07:35:55

Firstly - sorry to hear your news pink. I hope you are getting plenty of support and that we see you back with good news in the coming months.

And hello to all the new arrivals! There are so many of us. I can barely keep up.

I'm sat up in bed working my way through dry crackers and a glass of iced water. Feel rubbish from waking until I fall asleep again. I manage an hour or two of feeling normal-ish after my main meals but mostly want to vomit constantly but actually cant. I am convinced that I would feel better if i could just vomit. I appreciate its odd to actually want to be sick but this unremitting nausea is grim!

Need moral support. Anyone else feeling.this nauseous? Any miracle cures? (although I have to warn you that if another person suggests ginger I may be forced to scream!)

I am 6 and a half weeks. (oh, and also part of the 3 club, hetty and daisy and weechops)

batfuttocks Mon 07-Jan-13 07:36:57

33. 3 would be ridiculous!

Kittenkatzen Mon 07-Jan-13 07:42:27

I'm in the 33 club too! Do we get badges or something? grin

Can't help on the nausea front just yet I'm afraid as <touch wood> I'm ok so far (only 4+4)...hope you find something that works soon though. Have you tried softmints/peppermint tea? I get carsick and find they help a little, you never know...

batfuttocks Mon 07-Jan-13 07:59:39

Badges would be lovely grin

Apparently this is a peak time of year to get knocked up. Lots of shagging when nights draw in or something. The most common birth date is the 16th September: Christmas has a lot to answer for!

Kids about to wake up. Bracing myself for all that activity when I actually just want to lie here and die quietly.

ZombiesAreClammyDodgers Mon 07-Jan-13 08:04:39

bat I don't know what helps. The only thing that I've found has helped so far is actually going and being sick!

batfuttocks Mon 07-Jan-13 08:08:47

I know! I'm so jealous!

Whyriskit Mon 07-Jan-13 08:19:57

kips we're going from 2 to 3 as well - if all goes to plan DS1 will be nearly 6 & DS2 will be just 3 when this one arrives.
Seems like I've mostly been feeling sick in the evenings but today I really feel yuck, just in time to be walking to school with DS1 and swimming lessons with DS2!

kimjayne Mon 07-Jan-13 08:23:07

have you tried travel sickness bracelets? they are ugly as hell and a 100% giveaway sign you're pregggers unfortunately so wearing them to work is a no no ... but they do seem to help me with the nausea. Hope this helps! smile

jennimoo Mon 07-Jan-13 08:32:39

I feel grim too. All that helps is trying to keep eating and drinking. The gas and bloating doesn't help so mint tea would probably help but can't stomach it at the mo sad

HettySunshine Mon 07-Jan-13 08:34:32

I don't feel any different, except perhaps a bit tired - although I am going back to work today after two weeks off so it could be that I guess. Is it wrong that I an excited about having all the weird symptoms?

I have a doctor's appointment tomorrow morning. When should I let my boss know?

(I'd love a '33 and up the duff' badge!

HettySunshine Mon 07-Jan-13 08:35:40

P.s not let my boss know about the doctors - let her know I'm preggers!

batfuttocks Mon 07-Jan-13 08:41:01

Oh yes, the bracelets. I did have a pair in my last pregnancy. With those and my mouth guard (apparently I grind my teeth when.pregnant) I looked gorgeous at bed time. I must have a look for them as I seem to recall thinking they were helpful.

This is my third pregnancy too: ds (in bed with me reading a dinosaur book) is 6 and dd nearly 4. I had sort of forgotten how badly the first trimester suits me!

batfuttocks Mon 07-Jan-13 08:42:40

Ps thank you those who also feel grim. Genuinely feel marginally better knowing its not just me! Although terribly sorry for you all, of course wink

Wincher Mon 07-Jan-13 08:49:14

Sympathies to those feeling grim. I'm ok so far but it's early days! I will be 33 when I have the baby, can I join the club as an honorary member?!

Kittenkatzen Mon 07-Jan-13 09:09:01

<hands badge to wincher> grin

hetty I feel completely normal too so far - how far along are you? I'm not planning on telling my work until I absolutely have to!

jennimoo Mon 07-Jan-13 09:21:02

I'll probably tell my boss after I have the early scan, especially if feel this rough! I think she'll probably do what she can to make it easier for me if she knows, and although ill be first person she's had on maternity (small new company, she's the owner too...) I think she'll be really pleased for me.
Just had marmite on toast and feel human for a few minutes! Better play with DD. she wasn't enjoying the 'mummy baby' game we were playing anymore, where I laid on sofa and she tucked me in and pretended to tell me a story...

Whyriskit Mon 07-Jan-13 09:35:17

I think I told my boss before the scan both times previously. My scan date isn't until the end of Feb and I should probably tell her because I work with the public and I have to do risk assessments and stuff.

andadietcoke Mon 07-Jan-13 09:57:23

Not telling work until at least after 12 week scan. They knew about my mc and my boss has been a nightmare since - basically giving any project that will take more than 6 months to anyone else and dumping stuff that should be mine on other people. I have a lot of tacit knowledge and he's panicking that it will be lost when I go.

WeeWeeWeeAllTheWayHome Mon 07-Jan-13 10:13:46

It's all such a mine field isn't it?

bat I had that with DC1, feeling nauseous all the time but was only sick once. This time round though, I'm feeling nauseous all the time AND I'm constantly sick. Think I actually preferred it last time as it was much less messy and didn't require close proximity to a loo at all times!

<<clutches tub of Twiglets>>

jm233 Mon 07-Jan-13 10:34:58

I'm now 5+2, and I am not feeling dick enough for my liking! Is anyone else completely 'sick free' at this stage? I know all you girls feeling dreadful must think I'm mad, but at least you know that everything is ticking over nicely!
I cannot stop thinking about pork dumplings from the Chinese... I see them everywhere I go...

jm233 Mon 07-Jan-13 10:36:17

Gulp! Definitely not 'dick'!!! Sick would be the word I was looking for... Damn you iphone... Damn you!!! blush

I craved salt last time and it was a girl. Feeling so sick but haven't actually puked yet, don't remember feeling this terrible last time.
Sort of hoping for a boy and that's maybe why I'm feeling different!

jennimoo Mon 07-Jan-13 10:50:30

Don't worry if you don't feel sick, I have friends who really didn't feel bad at all, and last time I didn't get any ms til 6 weeks anyway. I haven't been sick, but last time wasn't til 10 weeks!

jennimoo Mon 07-Jan-13 10:51:35

Now remembered what I wanted to post: does anyone else feel cold / shivery at times too when they feel sick? Would be 'funny' if I actually had some kind of bug instead...

WeeWeeWeeAllTheWayHome Mon 07-Jan-13 10:56:13

jm233 grin I get what you're saying about feeling sick being a sign that things are happening but I've heard/read of pregnancies where people have had a MMC and they've still had really strong symptoms, or pregnancies where symptoms have stopped but they've still gone on to have a baby or pregnancies where there have been no symptoms whatsoever that have still resulted in a baby. I don't think it's a useful indicator of what's going on because each pregnancy is so different that there's no "experience a b and c and you have a x% chance of things going well!" as much as I keep trawling through threads to see if I can discern a magic formula

But I know it's one thing to "know" something and another to actually believe it, which is why I'm so grateful that these boards exist!

girlwiththeyellowhat I felt sick last time without being sick and he was a boy, and I'm craving salt this time (and am sort of hoping for a girl!) so based on our study of 2, fingers crossed!

Speaking of jm233 unfortunately freudian slip, is anyone else experiencing higher than usual levels of ahem, randiness. This only hit me at the beginning of the second trimester last time, and am feeling so exhausted that it's completely taken me by surprise. Not that I'm brave enough to do anything about it...

jemimahpuddleduck Mon 07-Jan-13 10:59:18

JM233 loved your post really made me chuckle! I think we've probably all felt quite enough dick for a minute! grin

From what I've been reading sickness usually come along about 6 weeks. I'm only 4+1 myself so only at the sore boobs stage. I know it sounds odd but I'm quite looking forward to feeling sick so like you we know things are ticking over!

jemimahpuddleduck Mon 07-Jan-13 11:07:35

Looks like I cross posted.

wee haven't had the randiness yet.

batfuttocks Mon 07-Jan-13 11:10:41

Oh god. Sex would involve movement. And that would push me over the edge (and not in a good way!). Boak.

WeeWeeWeeAllTheWayHome Mon 07-Jan-13 11:12:42

Confusingly, that's how I feel too! It made sense last time as it kicked in when the nausea eased off but this is MEAN AND NOT HELPING ANYBODY <<pouts>>

LexyMa Mon 07-Jan-13 11:13:29

Hello all - gosh this is a fast moving thread!

I am 33 (badge please!) will be 34 in Feb
This will be DC2 (faint BFP on 22Dec, period due 25th, definite BFP on 28th) so tomorrow is 6w, EDD by LMP 3 Sep.
Terrified it's DC2+3 (no reason or family history - just paranoid!)
DS came at 42 weeks and 9lbs 5oz (midwife led, G&A plus a bit of a foot massage and some shouting, episiotomy) and starts school in Sep. Would be very happy for this one to come a tiny bit early, in fact just on time would be ok. And sub 9lbs.

Boobs sore, but no nausea (had none with DS at all)
Tired - but sleep patterns all over the place

I was on the Just Shagging thread with a couple of people already seen up thread here. But I've NC'd so will probably not be recognisable, dur.

WeeWeeWeeAllTheWayHome Mon 07-Jan-13 11:16:19

Sorry, jemimah, I didn't mean to churn out such an lecture essay. It's just something I've spent a lot of time obsessing thinking about and I've come to the conclusion that it's just not helping. If I could only restrict myself to light and fluffy threads!

LotsaTuddles Mon 07-Jan-13 11:22:58

Had 2 BFPs yesterday grin

How do I work out EDD?

badguider Mon 07-Jan-13 11:24:19

Haven't read the thread yet but just got a bfp and due apparently 8th Sept.

No symptoms except slightly larger boobs. Have been cycling and running like crazy in training for a race i'll now have to cancel and actually feel remarkably good/fit... long may it last!

WeeWeeWeeAllTheWayHome Mon 07-Jan-13 11:26:51


Plug in the date of your first day of your last period, how long your cycles usually are and voila!

WeeWeeWeeAllTheWayHome Mon 07-Jan-13 11:27:06

Whoops, try that again


WeeWeeWeeAllTheWayHome Mon 07-Jan-13 11:27:45

And congratulations!

Kittenkatzen Mon 07-Jan-13 11:31:13

<waves> at tuddles and lexyma - whoever you are <narrows eyes> grin

tuddles there is an EDD calculator somewhere round here, but otherwise you can do it by taking the first date of your last period, subtract three months, and then add 7 days.

Eg: the first date of my last period was 6th December, minus 3 months is 6th September, plus 7 days gives me an EDD of 13th September. It's not an exact science - I have short cycles so my EDD is more likely to be around the 10th - but it gives you a point of reference at least!

weechops Mon 07-Jan-13 11:33:06

Morning smile just back from telling the g.p. I'm pregnant. So he now informs the midwives at the hospital I chose and they send me a date for booking in and scan. It all feels official now smile

LotsaTuddles Mon 07-Jan-13 11:33:25

Aah, done it.

Mine is 13th September too Kitten grin

Daisy299 Mon 07-Jan-13 11:33:36

jm233 - I am not feeling sick either, although a bit more sensitive to smells (I love basil but when my husband was chopping some yesterday it smelled like washing up liquid). I assume the sickness is on the way. Trying to eat well until then.

I have unfortunately had to do a run to Asda for some emergency All-Bran as I haven't 'been' since I found out - going to the doctors later so going to ask for some 'help' I think blush

LotsaTuddles Mon 07-Jan-13 11:34:16

Ooh, it's a Friday

weechops Mon 07-Jan-13 11:39:10

Daisy lactulose will be your new best friend smile

jemimahpuddleduck Mon 07-Jan-13 11:46:24

That's ok weewee I thought your post was very interesting and reassuring that everyone is different.

Congrats Tuddles

jemimahpuddleduck Mon 07-Jan-13 11:47:04

Sorry and Lexyma

LexyMa Mon 07-Jan-13 12:02:35

here's a clue, Kitten/tuddles/jemimah... I was a Smiths lyric in a former life!

Just caught up with the rest of the thread - seems there is a 33 club and hertfordshire club! Yay! (But 'yikes' at the comments on the NHS page for Watford General maternity services...)

Someone was interested in boob size before/after pregnancy. Well I was an A/B before DS, and a C now, but also my ribcage expanded at the end of pregnancy so went from a 32 to a 34 inch, and a dress size 10 to 12 no matter what I did to my weight, eating, fitness etc. Grrrr

DS was an August baby (by the time he bothered to show up!) and is not at all behind his peers. He has the personality to do fine in his school year group - and there are plenty of shy/introverted kids at the older end of year groups. As long as they get the support/confidence from family or teachers as appropriate to their age I don't have much truck with the summer baby 'problem'... (insensitive cah that I am smile !)

I have a ski hol booked in March, eek! We actually slightly delayed TTC because it was, ahem, very easy the first time and I didn't want to be as pregnant this time. I went skiing (properly, did an advanced army ski certificate) at 20w with first PG. Was actually full of beans (second trimester), not at all wobbly or faint, and had not much of a bump (abs of steel, was super fit back then) but was able to eat and eat and eat! I'll be 14/15 weeks this time we go, so only just out of the exhaustion of the first trimester, but we're going to a lower altitude resort and concentrating on teaching the kiddies (extended family/friends group).

loubeebaby Mon 07-Jan-13 12:03:31

Wow just catching up with everyones news since my last post.
Firstly so sorry Ibelieveinpink, I am sure you will be back on here soon with better news xx
Welcome to all the new ladies!!
My nausea has started to kick in exactly at the 6 week mark! Lovely! NOT! Although touch wood its not too bad....eating something normally sorts it out.
Grumpy...YES! Although DH would argue thats quite normal! Lol!
I dunno what i wanna eat half the time. I swing from ultra healthy stuff I normally have to force down to wanting salty or sugary naughty things.
Boobs are not so sore and touch wood seem to have halted growth for the time being. They were too big to start with! Have a dreadful feeling they will be swinging round my waist after this baby :-(
Is anyone else on the caesarean route? Am reading a great book (even if your not CS) "Caesarean Birth - A Positive Approach to preperation and recovery"
So glad to have all you ladies on here! xx

batfuttocks Mon 07-Jan-13 12:22:37

No I imagine this birth will be vaginal, like my others. Therefore the final straw for my pelvic floor muscles!

I had a 3 hour labour with my daughter so am mostly concerned about actually getting enough notice to drive the half hour or more to the hospital. I had only been in an hour when I delivered last time!

batfuttocks Mon 07-Jan-13 12:24:54

I have got a proper pot belly suddenly though. Am not even 7 weeks so this seems ridiculous. Any other third timers like this? Or is it just (ahem).....poo?

LotsaTuddles Mon 07-Jan-13 12:25:18

Can someone (Jemimah/Kitten) help me out with LexyMa's criptic nc? I'm feeling rather dumb right now blush,


I don't think I've ever heard of the Smiths blush blush

Just had the hic-cups ?sp and that was one of the worse experiences of my life, and now I really need a wee. TMI sorry

SpanishLady Mon 07-Jan-13 12:40:58

I add my best wishes to Pink - really really sorry.

Hi - to everyone else - on the symptoms front one of the reasons I knew I was pregnant with my son was becuase I was throwing up from the week before my period was due (and until week 25! but thats another story) - so far vague nausea and I also want salty things - basically a very particular kind of salty cracker....so would be delighted to also be having a girl!

Whyriskit Mon 07-Jan-13 13:00:42

lou - thanks for the csec book recommendation. I had a emcs with DS1 due to ftp and a failed vbac with DS2 for the same reason, so I'll be going down the elcs route this time. I don't seem to have any problems getting pregnant, they just don't want to come out!

LotsaTuddles Mon 07-Jan-13 13:10:35

Have got weird cramps in the bottom of my back today, this is normal right? <really hopes it is>

I've also been weeing like nobodies business all morning, when I'm at work I don't often get the chance to go so I hold it in, but today it's like oh I need a wee, oh dear, I need a wee right now!!

My Stats are:

LotsaTuddles, 22, BFP 06.01.2013, EDD 13 September 2013

andadietcoke Mon 07-Jan-13 13:53:04

Lotsa me too, and I'm more or less the same EDD as you. Technically 5 weeks today, but more like 4+3 from ovulation.

I think mine is wind. It moves around a lot and is improved by rubbing my tummy. DO NOT GOOGLE. I spent yesterday googling, and it wasn't the best idea.

LotsaTuddles Mon 07-Jan-13 13:55:50

I thought that it was wind, so I, um tried to get rid of it ...... it wasn't.

It's not there now though, but it does seem to be either right at the bottom of my stomach or at the bottom of my back, so it could be trapped I guess.

It could be worse, it could be escaping wind, at work, in an open plan office

Daisy299 Mon 07-Jan-13 13:58:38

LotsaTuddles, I really empathise with the weeing. We were going to tell the family our news yesterday but I ended up being too desperate for the loo and had to take a detour to a Costa Coffee. Then buy something as I felt bad about using the loo. Needless to say half of the family disappeared before I even got there!

LotsaTuddles Mon 07-Jan-13 14:00:39

It's ridiculous, I have the bladder of an old lady at the best of times.

I fear we're going to have to tell parents soon though. I'm dreading telling my mum, she may not be best impressed.

I'm getting married in May, so will have to loose the weight quickly

Kittenkatzen Mon 07-Jan-13 14:08:16

Hmmm lexyma...well I was going to say suede but her stats said up north, not Herts.... <ponders>

andadietcoke Mon 07-Jan-13 14:08:30

The only people that know so far are the lady in Starbucks who now makes me a decaf coffee in the morning, the GP receptionist, and a colleague at work who saw the photo of the HPT in my photos on my phone when I was showing her my holiday photos.

After last time I'm really considering not telling anyone else until I have a photo and a heartbeat from an early private scan if I get that far.

LotsaTuddles Mon 07-Jan-13 14:15:44

We will have to tell DPs parents because we live with them at the moment, and you can't tell one lot of parents and not the other.

My mum really isn't going to be happy though

Kittenkatzen Mon 07-Jan-13 14:45:08

tuddles why won't your mum be pleased? sad

Well I had to tell my yoga teacher today, and it looks like DH is going to have to tell his business partner and also his brother in the next few days...an now feeling a bit guilty as it seems like lots of ransoms will know before our parents do!

LotsaTuddles Mon 07-Jan-13 14:56:37

Because she thinks I'm too young and it'll get in our way of moving house.

Could you not tell them, but keep it strictly parents only? (And all the other ransoms)

dorapeppageorgenoddy Mon 07-Jan-13 15:00:31

Hello may I join in....I just got my bfp from a crazy decision over Christmas to try for our 3rd from the new year...! Anyway I am 33, my ds1 will be 4 in Sept and my ds2 will be 2 in August...

Although officially sickness is not meant to be there yet, it's been building up for about a week..

Anyway I too am Herts based and looking for ways to avoid Watford General but not sure there is a way...

Anyway congrats to all...smile

badguider Mon 07-Jan-13 15:02:03

Kitten - what kind of yoga do you do and what did your teacher say? I want to continue with my current yoga practice for a while yet rather than move to floaty hippy ante-natal yoga grin

WeeWeeWeeAllTheWayHome Mon 07-Jan-13 15:06:42

ESP am sat in hospital waiting for the scan and pretty convinced they've made mistake in booking me a scan - all the questions on the forms I has to fill in are about bleeding, previous mc, ectopic pregnancies etc which I've had none of. Feeling bad a