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

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

Happy 2013 one and all!

dinkystinky Tue 01-Jan-13 09:43:32

Esme - I am short but have tall babies (thanks to DH - judging by leg length on the scan this baby will be no different!) which is why I think the baby jogger city versa looks good - seems to deal with longer and heavier toddlers as well as babies with a carrycot.

emblosion Tue 01-Jan-13 10:18:07

Ha ha, Arkady icandys are v pricey, ours was about 300 second hand including carrycot, but it was "as new" and barely used. We wouldn't get that if we resold as its now well used, but the resale values are good! We used the carrycot for 3 months instead of a Moses basket so that was a saving too. I really do recommend them in terms of quality/comfort.

Saying that, we won't be shelling out that much this time - first time round everything had to be lovely, now I'm all about practicality!

emblosion Tue 01-Jan-13 10:23:15

Oh, and thanks for new thread dinky smile

13+6 today.

esme80 Tue 01-Jan-13 10:26:59

Thread 3 already!

Dinky I looked at the baby jogger city select looked good for same reason. Also can be used as double or single which is good...

Oh and forgot to say happy new year!

GingerJulep Tue 01-Jan-13 12:26:15

Happy New Year Everyone!

esme80 if you don't want to buy a dress for the wedding there are places that hire maternity dresses for special occasions - my sister had a stunning one for a black tie event at something like 7 months.

photographerlady Tue 01-Jan-13 13:48:31

So who has scans coming up? Mines on the 9th ;)

Odd thing this week my horrible never ending nausea has seemed to subside. I don't feel as bloated either and sleeping ok. Could it be that 11 weeks and I finally am enjoying this pregnancy?

flyingsprocket Tue 01-Jan-13 14:07:32

yikes I'm the same as you- only 10 weeks today. Scan not for almost 4 weeks. Can't believe you're all talking buggies! DP & I are so clueless, we had a brief conversation yesterday along the line of "what do they sleep in?" What about when you go away? Do they need buggies & prams?!

We were both in hysterics, it's such a new world for us. Hardly any of our friends have children either.

I have a wedding to go to at 20 weeks, have had a look in the online sales but have no clue how I'll look then so am just going to wait til closer to the time.

I've not a smidgen of a bump yet. Am very sporty & have a toned, flat stomach but every time I eat I get a massive food baby! Am really looking forward to showing.

Supershiv1 Tue 01-Jan-13 14:19:16

Flyingsprocket-I've been having the same convo's with DH.
In other news I went to A&E this am as still had bleeding when wiping and cramping has been more severe overnight.
The nurse was amazing and reassured me it was probably a break through bleed as I'd be due on now.
She also did a pg test and the pg hormones were strong. Blood pressure fine and no urine infection.
Feel so much better. Just need to take paracetamol for the cramps till Thursday scan.
I actually cried when she did the pg test and all was ok.

wifey6 Tue 01-Jan-13 14:25:21

Our 3rd thread already smile wow..we like to talk x grin

OhGood Tue 01-Jan-13 15:19:16

Happy new thread indeed - here's the list:

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

Twinklestarstwinklestars Tue 01-Jan-13 15:27:47

Supershiv fingers crossed for thurs, I've got a scan too and have been bleeding today but epau is full tomorrow and scan is on thurs anyway so will wait for that, I haven't had cramps though just bleeding on wiping. Midwife said to go to a &e if it gets worse before thurs. I had a scan at 9+6 and all was ok, and saw consultant yesterday and urine was clear so hope mine is breakthrough bleeding too.

Isitme1 Tue 01-Jan-13 15:52:33

Hope everyone has had a good start to the yr.
Have been very busy with ds.
Hope all is well with everyone.
Ive moved up to 20th july so if anyone jas a free minute can you move me up please smile

Twinkle ive had 2 bleeds like that amd everything was fine thank God.
Im now 11+2 weeks
X

Twinklestarstwinklestars Tue 01-Jan-13 15:59:52

Isitme I had 3 bleeds with ds2 and all was fine, think I'm imagining stomach ache but I feel awful today anyway feel like I have a sinus infection and feel freezing and achy. Scan is at a different hospital to epau but the midwives i see are at scan hospital so will see what happens on thurs and see them if I need to.

ArkadyRose Tue 01-Jan-13 16:00:11

photographylady We're scan twins - mine's at 9:50am on the 9th!
yikes I'm at 10+6, but given how expensive most pushchairs/travel systems are, we have to start saving now if we're going to be able to afford something in reasonable condition second-hand. And really, you'll be surprised how fast the months go by. Mostly I'm looking to get an idea of budget - things seem to have gotten a lot more expensive even in the 5 years since I had DD3. Of course I didn't keep any of her stuff and gave away her pushchair a couple of years ago because at that point I was convinced I wouldn't be having any more kids!

Isitme1 Tue 01-Jan-13 16:17:28

Arkady I kept ds clothes and baby stuff like bouncers and thr jumperoo.
We still use his quinny as ds has special needs and can't cope in a crowd.
Ive got a babu carrier which I will ise for the new dc x

Cutandstick Tue 01-Jan-13 16:30:00

Happy new year to everyone!

Good luck on Thursday for supershiv and twinkle glad the nurse was nice at A &E shiv.
Congrats on your scan special
persuasion I've been maternity shopping in Milton Keynes, out of town there's quite a big mamas and papas- I took back a dress my mum got me for Christmas and promptly spent quite a bit of money - but have a couple of tops, and a skirt for work, and more jeans. I'm differently showing, but I'm not sure what is baby and what is belly! My cousin is 8 weeks ahead and only just showing now - though she has stomach muscles... And I don't! Not going to keep it quiet at work! Ah!

On the buggy front any recommendation for countryside buggies? We've not got much pavement round here, road, verge and towpath mainly. Looked at Quincy buzz, but the scary lady in mothercare couldn't put it down easily for love nor money! Help!
14+5

esme80 Tue 01-Jan-13 17:08:59

Ginger I hadnt even thought of renting a dress, thanks for that will look into it!

Im like arkady, want to get an idea of what to buddget for/what we need. Apart from pushchair think we dont need that much more, was going to use ds furniture and get ikea stuff for ds (any excuse to go...) have loads of boys clothes and if its a girl am still not getting more clothes, you get given a lot anyway.

I vary from showing a bit of a baby bump to being bloated and looking about 6 months!

Good luck to everyone with scans!

Wow the thread moves fast!
Glad to hear the mw was so reassuring shiv, will be thinking of you on thurs.
Cutandstick I've been looking at the Out 'n' about Nipper as a countryside pushchair, at around 260 it's much cheaper than most all terrain pushchairs i've seen, and a few websites are doing it closer to £200. Have only found good reviews for it too, except for a couple which applied to the old version and they've fixed those issues.

As for bump, I just look a bit thick round the middle, it seems bigger towards the end of the day so I'm guessing its still bloating. Can't bear tightness of my old trousers and jeans so am either in leggings or occasionally a pair of maternity jeans I bought very excitedly in the gap sale after my early scan.
Wasn't particularly fit before (NO stomach muscles to speak of) yet not chubby either. Can't wait for a decent little bump to show up so I finally feel like I'm progressing!
Somewhere between 11 and 12 weeks now.

CottonSock Tue 01-Jan-13 18:21:01

Marking place on new thread...

All the gear recommendations are great. When do these things tend to go in Sales? Anyone know if sales happen again in spring time?? I won't buy anything yet -but will start saving!

Happy new year too. just been on a long muddy walk smile

dinkystinky Tue 01-Jan-13 18:22:52

Cutandstick - Quinny buzz three wheeler awful for rough terrain - the reason I got rid of it. Mountain buggy seems good for country walks from observing my non-townie friends. Out and about also good. City versa GT meant to be good for varied terrain but not an all terrain buggy.

Arkady - thanks for doing the link.

Supershiv so sorry you had another scare but glad nurse was lovely and reassured you.

I have a loft full of old baby clothes and maternity stuff I will be flogging after this baby - DH is looking forward to having some storage space freed up! We need new mattress, buggy, change mat and car seat but that's pretty much it. I look about 5 months pregnant already which is rather worrying!!

dinkystinky Tue 01-Jan-13 18:24:28

Cotton socks - best sales are now as new models of buggies and car seats come out and they try to get rid of old models. There are sales in the summer but reductions aren't as marked.

Beaditsback Tue 01-Jan-13 18:47:41

Happy New Year ladies. Just had a monster catch up and glad I'm not the only one with a big belly! I am bigger now than I was at 23 weeks with Ds. Been in maternity jeans for over a month as no chance my jeans would go on. Scan is on Monday and there's a lot of talk amongst family that it'll be me keeping the twins in the family..... Not sure what scares me most.... Multiples or one bigger than Ds was shock
Nausea has dropped off here which is a huge relief but I'm so, so tired in the afternoon I don't know how I'll cope when Dh is back at work tomorrow.

guava we had an Urbo for Ds and loved it! The wheels are not hardy though and did wear quickly with our general use so wouldnt recommend it on lots of rough ground. We had a three wheeler for off roading when he was a bit bigger.
Friends have offered us their Sola so am tempted to accept and use the three wheeler again when needed.... Though I do love getting a new pushchair

Cheeseandbread Tue 01-Jan-13 19:46:23

Happy New Year everyone!

Supershiv good luck for Thursday.

Ohgood glad things are more positive.

I am a first timer too so really liking advice from those who are already mums. Especially when to buy certain things... I have no idea.

I have a bit of a bump now which gets bigger throughout the day as I eat more.

I went on a lovely walk today and found myself looking at all the pushchairs...

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

Hi Ladies,

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

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

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

looking forward to getting to know you all

marmitemad
13+3

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

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

and Happy New Year

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

Just checking in - Happy New Year everyone!

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

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

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

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

All the best for those having scans soon!

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

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

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

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

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

Happy New Year to you all!

Abzs
13+2 (ish)

List with me on it:

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

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

Welcome to Marmitemad and Abza. Congratulations to you both.

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

I'm definitely getting wider but no bump yet!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Welcome newbies.

12+4

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

Welcome and congratulations Marmitemad and Abzs.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Happy new year all!!

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

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

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

11+1 ish

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I have an NHS scan this Friday....

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

yikes congrats and shiv good luck for tomorrow.

Thinkingof4 Wed 02-Jan-13 15:59:05

Happy New Year everyone! And welcome marmite and abzs
I'm still squeezing into my 'fat' jeans but wearing dresses at every opportunity as much comfier.
We have a bugaboo chameleon which has been in near daily use for almost 6 years now, it has excellent buggy board which will probably be used again when this one arrives.
We do have an excellent double buggy, the mountain buggy duet which is a side by side but only as wide as a normal single! Sounds impossible but it's narrower than my sisters phil and teds. I might use it for a short time when baby arrives but ds3 will be 2 by then and he's a great walker already so I'd be using it more for containment than necessity iyswim! Might just use bugaboo plus sling though. I have a moby sling which I find really comfy until baby is about 6months. We also have a macapac babycarrier but that's not suitable till baby is a bit bigger. Slings are great for offroad, as are both of my buggies esp the mountain buggy duet. It really is an awesome buggy, there will be some 2nd hand by now, it was just new when we got ours so we had to pay full price, but was by far best thin available at the time for what we needed.

14 weeks today!

BooStar Wed 02-Jan-13 15:59:51

Hi all, not been able to check in much over Xmas/NY but have had a quick skim read. So pleased for you oh good on your positive scan!! I've been thinking of you over Xmas.

On the subject of buggies/slings - we had a bugaboo chameleon which has been great but if we had our time again, I'd have got a three wheeler. We live in the New Forest and so do lots of muddy forest walks and the bugaboo coped but not as well as friends 3-wheelers. Also, to be honest we used a sling the majority of the time as well. We have a sleepy wrap, which my husband got on better with than me, all the material made me too hot. We also have a Mei tai which I love, but used more in the house and to get DS to sleep. And we had an ergo baby which I used loads up until DS was about 20 months. It was brilliant but when we bought it there wasn't as much choice in buckle carriers & there's a lot more choice now - if I was buying again I would be more inclined to look at 'olive & apple sauce' or a 'rose & rebellion' or 'kinderpack' - they're just gorgeous!
But I would definitely second the advice of seeking out a sling library - you great advice & to try out all sorts of slings before forking out your cash!

I've finally got my scan booked (after repeated lost referrals) in the 15th Jan - I'll be 12+6 by then and although it's less than 2 wks away it feels like ages!! But it's in the diary so that's better than not!

11+0

shelley72 Wed 02-Jan-13 16:31:08

thinkingof4 can i ask which buggy board you have for your bugaboo? we too went for the cameleon when expecting DS (6 this year) and its still fab and looks like new despite being taken out in all weathers.

Wondering what to do as DD will be 3 by the time baby arrives but either walks very slowly or just runs off - really not safe or practical for the school run. was thinking of getting a buggy board for her if baby has the bugaboo, although in reality i will probably end up with baby in a sling - had a babybjorn for DS which he hated and i never got on with (too structured and he wasnt close enough to me) and a ring sling for DD as it was the only way she would settle - she was very refluxy and hated being flat. i suppose i had better dig it out at some point and try and fathom it again!

PhieEl06 Wed 02-Jan-13 17:00:59

Hi all, just found this thread, expecting my very unexpected first baby on 22nd July. Extremely excited & wanted to find people who are at the same stage as me! grin

elliejjtiny Wed 02-Jan-13 17:16:42

Does anyone know if a moby sling is the same or better than a home made stretchy wrap? (and when I say home made I mean bought off the internet from someone who makes them).

I've bought my breastpump so a new sling is next on my shopping list. I have an ancient phil and teds buggy and an ergo baby carrier but I expect DS3 will sometimes use the ergo so I need a stretchy sling for the hopefully rare occasions when I will have DS3 on my back, DC4 on my front and DS2 in the wheelchair. I need to have some practice sessions with DS1 so that in the school holidays he can push the buggy and I can push the wheelchair as at the moment he struggles with kerbs and sometimes he forgets he's not a racing driver grin.

The only other thing on my list is a bigger car but that needs some negotiation as DH thinks we can manage with the one we've got.

We're having our babies this year gringringrin

13+5

BadMissM Wed 02-Jan-13 17:56:35

Yikes It was, and did you see the loos? I felt very scruffy! I'm back on the 14th for Nuchal....and results. I'm due 22 July as well...

Mightbemad I made a 600 mile round trip to go to the FMC, and feel a lot calmer already...just wish I could go there for everything. Also brilliant that the more people go, the quicker a machine will get funded for the NHS....

BadMissM Wed 02-Jan-13 17:58:36

Haven't got anything at all yet. Was too terrified that something would happen... Realised I made a typo in other post DD now 14, not 4! So have nothing from last time at all... At 45 didn't expect it to happen....

Sashabella0 Wed 02-Jan-13 18:03:12

Saw the midwife today. I'm 11 weeks exactly and similar to BooStar have my scan booked for 15th January after repeated lost referrals!

First baby for us after a successful IVF treatment. Can't believe how fast things are going. Already in maternity jeans!

Xx

Cutandstick Wed 02-Jan-13 18:05:57

Hi phie congratulations and welcome!

Beginningofthejourney Wed 02-Jan-13 18:22:57

Hi elliejjtiny don't know if you need it but there are some wheelchairs that have baby buggy attachments out there! Obviously wheelchair services both exactly advertise them, not sure if they would fund them but there are lots of charity's you could apply to if needed? (I work at a children's hospice so have seen info about them) My mum is trying to work out how to attach my bubba to my sister's wheelchair so she can take them out on her own, I suggested Velcro on her tray but she didn't look impressed with idea :-) sorry everyone else who has no interest in this topic :-)
If anyone reposts the list again could you add me I'm due on the 11th July can't do it on iPad! Thankyou
12w6d. X

esme80 Wed 02-Jan-13 18:29:27

ellie one dc on your back, one in front and pushing a wheelchair? Wow, your supermum! Now feel slightly silly at worrying about having 2 to take care of...

CitizenOscar Wed 02-Jan-13 18:34:50

Hi everyone. Finally de-lurking after my scan today. Baby looked amazing - spine & fingers & stomach & everything grin

I already have DS1, who is 18months old.

Have had stinky cold over Xmas, but hoping once that clears up, and nausea goes away, I'll be a bit more perky!

I had a Moby sling last time but never quite got on with it - it was v hot when dS1 was born - got on better with the Babyhawk once he was 7weeks old. Am also aiming for buggy-board/sling option rather than double-buggy. Will see how realistic that is!

Due 10 July, so 13+1 I think. Am on phone so can't add myself to list right now.

butterflyexperience Wed 02-Jan-13 19:36:29

Hi Phie, I'm also due in the 22nd with my dc3.
How have you been feeling? X

AmaDablam Wed 02-Jan-13 19:42:05

Hi everyone, Happy New Year!

Just checking in after a few days away and trying to catch up on everyone's news. So happy for ohgood that your follow up scan was positive and keeping everything crossed for similar good news for supershiv tomorrow.

Everything still seems OK with me, and I'm hoping the fact that I continue to feel pretty awful is a sign that the little one is thriving nicely. MS has abated slightly but is still very much there and I feel soooo tired at the moment, I seem to have done nothing but sleep the last few days. Fortunately we had decided to tell the people we were away with, otherwise I'm sure they would have thought I was the laziest person going! I was determined not to miss New Year itself though, and coped by going to bed for a couple of hours and getting up again at 11.30!

Dreading going back to work tomorrow, but on the plus side my scan is only a week away smile which also means only 4 more days in the office of inventing excuses for everything from my sudden and mysterious tea aversion to looking like I haven't slept in weeks grin

11+3

notprincesskate Wed 02-Jan-13 19:42:18

Welcome newbies, and great news for all the positive scan stories over last few days.
ellie I had a moby wrap for DD can't really see how it would be better than a homemade one, as it was literally just a really long piece of stretchy fabric, DD loved it when she was very small, but I just found it too much of a faff to tie when I was out, as long the fabric washed ok and didn't over stretch I doubt there would be much difference except the price probably!.
13+3

MrsMillions Wed 02-Jan-13 19:44:41

Well it took 2 attempts as little one was wriggling too much for the sonographer to measure, but my scan went well. Got bumped up 2 days to 11th July, the date I originally thought...on phone so can't edit list right now. Have shared the news with more friends this evening and received some lovely responses, MIL has had to be restrained from the knitting until the next scan as it feels way too early to be stockpiling jumpers (especially for July!!), and I'll 'fess up to my suspicious colleagues tomorrow.

Congrats to everyone else with good scans, the rest of you have a treat to look forward to. Am also reading all the buggy/sling stuff with interest as this is our first.

12+6

flyingsprocket Wed 02-Jan-13 19:58:25

Hello newbies & congrats on even more good scans!

I got a letter today giving me an appointment with a consultant in Feb (after the nuchal test but before next midwife appointment) This is my first DC, am a bit confused & wondering why they want to see me! Anyone know for what reasons you may see a consultant?

Cutandstick Wed 02-Jan-13 21:32:32

Hi flying It could be a pre-existing medical condition related thing, they said at my booking in something about maybe consultant because of my asthma. Don't know if that helps?

Thinkingof4 Wed 02-Jan-13 21:39:32

shelley it was just the bugaboo one, but we got it 3GS hand off eBay so was quite cheap. Very strong and easy to push out of the way when not in use

trickybarmby Wed 02-Jan-13 22:59:46

Finally got my booking in appointment through, 11th Jan! By my calculations I'll be 11 weeks by then! Anyone any ideas how soon after my scan might be? X

dinkystinky Wed 02-Jan-13 23:25:44

Welcome Phie and CitizenOscar - copy and paste the date list up thread and add yourselves in.

Tricky - might be worth checking with midwife re scan date.

Went out for yummy Chinese and to take my parents to see Singing in the rain tonight - was excellent!

MisselthwaiteManor Thu 03-Jan-13 06:34:59

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

MisselthwaiteManor Thu 03-Jan-13 06:36:39

Oops I copied someone else's post as well as the list blush

This is what I meant to post! :

Updating my due date on the list

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

I had my scan on the 27th and it turns out I'm a few days ahead of where I thought I was, so currently 13+6. This is the first pregnancy where I've made it past 12 weeks and I can't believe it's finally happening, it was amazing to see the scan! There's a long way to go yet but I feel so positive about this one.

Good luck to everyone else who has scans coming up.

SlouchingPanda Thu 03-Jan-13 09:34:03

Flying, try not to worry. Women are referred to a consultant for a whole host of reasons: pre-existing medical conditions like asthma, diabetes, thyroid problems, high blood pressure, history of DVT, abdominal surgery; previous psychiatric issues; age at booking; BMI above a certain level... the list is v long. The reason may well have no impact at all on your antenatal care and you may only see them once or twice, with your care being 'shared' between the obstetrician and the MW. It's perhaps slightly lax of your MW not to tell you you could expect the referral though. When are you seeing the consultant?

BadMissM I have bought nothing either. I am doing a bit of research and making a mental wishlist, but I am so paranoid that something might go wrong that I will not be buying anything until at least 24 weeks thus missing out on loads of January sale bargains. There was a really useful thread in chat last night about stuff people bought and never used, and things they couldn't do without.

I had really bad cramping last night, but it seems to have settled today. No bleeding, so maybe just one of those things. Plenty of stretching growing and changing down there... I guess I can't expect it to be totally pain free!

13+0 today! Whoop - second trimester here I come!

SlouchingPanda Thu 03-Jan-13 09:44:18

Sorry - I always seem to write loads!

Here is the chat thread - may be useful for clueless people like me first timers...

TinkyPeet Thu 03-Jan-13 09:44:51

Hi all. Been loitering in the doorway for a while, ok to join? I'm 11+3 due 22/7 with dc3. Had a scan already but got another one on 11/1
smile x

dinkystinky Thu 03-Jan-13 09:58:24

Welcome Tinkypete - copy the list above from Penguins post and stick yourself on with your due date.

MrsRoss26 Thu 03-Jan-13 11:22:07

Apologies, I posted on the old thread without reading about the new one!

Thanks to those who replied to my question on the booking-in appt. and scan. I'm not surprised they don't do it at the same time, though quite disappointed! I'll be 11wks tomorrow, so I was hoping for a scan pretty soon.

I've avoided the sales for maternity wear and baby things so far - waiting on the scan so I may miss out entirely. But I did have to buy new jeans as everything has become so much tighter recently. I'm really looking forward to having a proper bump though - surely one of the best bits for those of us without the flat tummy to begin with? grin

Quinandthem Thu 03-Jan-13 12:37:48

mrsRoss i definately didn't have a flat tum to begin with - but i now wish i did as i would know what was baby bump and what was just fat...

on the positive note - i did loose weight before i got pregnant so i have now just gone back to my bigger trousers as i filled out in my waist quickly.

don't know if i can bring myself to buy maternity stuff yet - my husband wants to go to one of those discount villages to get stuff for him but i'm not sure if i want to.

i also can't wait for a proper bump...

14+4

emblosion Thu 03-Jan-13 12:44:42

Just popping on to say welcome to all the new ladies & congrats to everyone with good scan news.

I've exams next week so might be a bit awol for a while, trying to get some revision in while ds is asleep !

Supershiv1 Thu 03-Jan-13 12:55:50

Hi all.
Just very quickly. I have a very wriggly baby in my belly.
All seems fine & I'm still to go on my dating scan on tuesday next week.
When I saw the screen I couldnt stop laughing as Ribena was bouncing so much. MW told me to try not to laugh so much next week!
I suppose everyone reacts differently and I did my crying in a&e on new years day. Xxx

MightBeMad Thu 03-Jan-13 12:57:13

Hi all! Found yesterday that h&m look pretty good for reasonably priced maternity wear. Got some comfy skinny jeans and a top. Can't wear them until after my scan though as they make it very obvious I'm pg!!! blush

11+2

MightBeMad Thu 03-Jan-13 13:00:46

Oh shiv that's fantastic news!!!!

wifey6 Thu 03-Jan-13 13:10:03

shiv smile smile That's wonderful news

esme80 Thu 03-Jan-13 13:14:50

Congrats on the good scans!

I also want a proper bump. I am showing, but at this stage it looks more fat and frumpy than pg. DS is napping and I am busy eating everything in the house. Making up for the weeks w morning sickness. Thats going to help the waistline!

Welcome everyone new!

BadMissM Thu 03-Jan-13 13:18:03

Duly updating list with myself added in:

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

emblosion Thu 03-Jan-13 13:57:29

Brilliant shiv so glad all is well x

shelley72 Thu 03-Jan-13 14:02:40

good news shiv, glad you have a wriggly baby smile

shelley72 Thu 03-Jan-13 14:04:10

actually on another note, did anyone watch OBEM last night? it seems there are only two birth options (VB or CS) and neither of them appeal to me that much. will a new method be invented by july do you think <hopeful> grin

dinkystinky Thu 03-Jan-13 14:38:31

Shiv - glad you had a good scan.

Shelley - I cant watch programmes like OBEM - in fact I've never seen an episode of it! I figure everyone's birth experience is different so why put myself through someone else's... Though who knows, maybe there'll be a button you can press and the baby emerges at some point in the future...

Persuasion Thu 03-Jan-13 14:51:17

shiv so pleased for you, that's good news! Also congratulations to others with normal scans (I'm on my phone so can't go far enough back to name check).

And welcome to all the de-lurkers!

Sorry to anyone I scared by starting the pushchair talk, but it has been useful I think for a first timer like me gathering info from others who have done it before is really helpful. I do like to plan (although don't think I'll be buying anything for the baby until after 20 weeks at least).

Now I'm going to moan! So I apologise in advance. My MS had just started to be less bad but now I've got a cold and it seems to be worse again (severe nausea but no vomiting). I can't take naything for my cold, and it just seems to be draining the energy out of me. I'm exhausted. I'm not unwell enough to justify time off work, but am so tired I barely know what to do with myself. Right <looks up from wallowing in self pity, shakes self off> moan over. If anyone has any practical suggestions on how to make myself feel better they would be most welcome!

Persuasion Thu 03-Jan-13 15:08:39

shelley somehow I doubt any other options will become available before July. I've recorded OBEM, I quite enjoy it but know that they always pick the most dramatic, and don't see it as research, just interest in human interaction. I can see why you might avoid though, and wonder if I'll feel different watching it now I'm pregnant myself?

dinkystinky Thu 03-Jan-13 15:13:51

Persuasion - lemon and ginger tea with lots of honey in it is my go-to cold remedy in pregnancy. Keep well hydrated and rest where you can - early nights and lots of sleep. Eat vitamin c and zinc rich food to help boost your immune system too. Hope you feel better soon.

emblosion Thu 03-Jan-13 15:48:21

Shelley ha ha, I live in hope - star trek style teleportation of baby out of womb would be my preferred option!

shelley72 Thu 03-Jan-13 15:59:57

me too emblosion. i was watching thinking bloody hell. a baby has to come out of that - and i've done it both ways before!!! i like OBEM from an entertainment pov (though i loved and much preferred 'the midwives' on bbc2) and at least its giving DH pointers on how best not to annoy me when the time comes. still not sure that i actually want the baby to come by either method though, and having to decide is going to be awful shock

Twinklestarstwinklestars Thu 03-Jan-13 16:42:05

Pleased your scan went well supershiv.

Had a good scan today, apart from baby being curled up so after being in agony needing a wee she made me empty my bladder! Won't bother drinking loads next time.

Has anyone told young dc already? we told our 2, shouldn't have said to 3 year old we'd go to hospital one day to get baby as he got in the car when I picked him up after scan and he said "where's my baby then?" Gonna be a long time until July!

Devilforasideboard Thu 03-Jan-13 16:49:59

Hello all! Yet another one de-lurking here after a successful scan. I'm 13+1 with my first following three and a half years ttc and one round of IVF. Had a scan on Weds but as we've opted not to have NT it was just a chance to be amazed by seing a baby in there! I managed to drag DH out to look at prams and other practical stuff today which was a bit scary. We consoled ourselves by making our first baby purchase of a spiderman body suit smile I also bought some maternity tights, some lovely cords and a top from H&M. They're so comfy I've decided I'm never wearing normal clothes again.

CottonSocks - 1st July
QuinandThem - 1st July
Badgerwife - DC2 - 1st July
Cutandstick - 2nd July
Runswithsquirrels - 2nd July
Thinkingof4- DC4 -2nd July
Persuasion - 3rd July
esme80 - 3rd july
Glup - 3rd July
BB01 - 4th July
Dinkystinky - DC3 - 4th July
elliejjtiny - 4th July
wifey6 - 5th July
Notprincesskate - DC2 - 5 July
OhGood - 5th July
PenguinsInThePantry - 5th July
marmitemad DC2 - 6th July
Gingerpanther27 - 7th July
TheQueensChristmasDinner - DC5 - 7th July
Abzs - DC1 - 7th July
Efme - 8th July
GeorgieWilson - 9th July
shelley72 - 9th July
Devilforasideboard - 10th July
Calmisthemantra - 11th July
Specialknickers - 11th July
Emblosion - 12th July
mysterymeg - 12th July
Princessllama - DC3 - 12th July?
SlouchingPanda - 12th July
Thundercatz - 12th July
Twirliedobbit - DC4 - 12th July
MrsMillions - DC1 - 13th July
Hai1988 - 14th July
LittleFlower888 - 14th July
Tashtastic - 14th July
Lizincornwall - 15th July
Mizar - 15th July
Guavasforbreakfast - DC1 - 16th July
paolocee/donna - 17th July
Supershiv1 - DC1 - 17th July
missmaybe - 18th July
MrsWildermac - 18th July
photographerlady - 18th July
GingerJulep - DC1 - 19th July
Niktasha - 19th July
whitedaffodil - 19th July
orangebubbles - DC2 - 20th July
Thinking positive thoughts - 20th July
AmaDablam - DC1 - 21st July
Beaditsback - DC2 - 21st July
butterflyexperience - 22nd July
Cheeseandbread - DC1 - 22nd July
BadMissM- DC2- 22nd July
Isitme1 - 23rd July
MightBeMad - 23rd July
ArkadyRose - 24th July
Boostar - 24th July
Cantreachmytoes - 24th July
Grannyapple - 24th July
Camb79 - 25th July
Sashabella0 - 25th July
MrsRoss26 - 26th July
BoyMeetsWorld - 27th July
marimama - 27th July
YikesHereWeGo - 27th July
Flyingsprocket - 31st July
SchroSawMummyRidingSantaClaus - Unknown

shelley72 Thu 03-Jan-13 16:52:00

we have told our DC (DS age 5 and DD 2.5). DS much more excited and asks how the baby is doing every day, DD not too fussed at the moment but likes to poke my tummy shock. DS has been busy sorting out which of his things he could give to the baby, and whether to teach it his numbers or sounds first! he kisses my tummy and sings to it already though which is so sweet. he was the same when i was expecting his sister, he's a lovely boy. think his sister may be more of a challenge though will be bribing her with a present when baby arrives.

MightBeMad Thu 03-Jan-13 16:54:03

He he twinkle! Love your ds's reaction!

I love love love obem!! This time around I'm going to have a obem birth - you know, contractions, pushing, baby appears, everyone eats tea and toast, cuddles and phones relatives with the good news grin. I won't scare the first timers with my first birth story but obem makes me live in hope that it can happen!

elliejjtiny Thu 03-Jan-13 17:16:49

supershiv Great news on your scan

shelley I reckon by the time our DC's have children there will be a painless method. Then we will sigh at our DD's/DIL's and say how it was so much worse in our day!

We've told our 3 boys aged 6, 4 and 2 but we don't talk about it all the time and I think DS2 has forgotten. DS3 didn't understand anyway I don't think. Still haven't plucked up the courage to tell my mum yet.

13+6

Twinklestarstwinklestars Thu 03-Jan-13 17:34:05

Could someone add me to the list please for 18th July? Thanks

Persuasion Thu 03-Jan-13 17:42:51

dinky unfortunately ginger and lemon tea used to be my favourite but since being pg it makes me sick! The rest is good advice though. To be honest I feel better just for getting to moan. I tried moaning at my mom but she always has whatever I habve but worse, not what I wanted to hear!

Devil I am also amazed at how comfy maternity clothes are, why are all clothes not like this??

This is my first DC so I don't have others to tell, but am loving the range of reactions, it seems to vary between elation and despair!

trickybarmby Thu 03-Jan-13 18:05:21

god its just one thing after another with this pregnancy! now is the turn of hideous headaches sad
we've not told the boys yet, waiting to show them the scan picture I think, I darent tell them any earlier but 4yo keeps telling me I look like I have a baby in my tummy, husband laughs and 7yo says it's a food baby and husband laughs even more! x

ArkadyRose Thu 03-Jan-13 18:08:34

Persuasion I've gone down with OH's cold and yes, it's brought my MS back too - I had to get OH to cook the mince for the chili last night, as the smell of it whilst cooking made me want to throw up. I was OK once the meat was actually cooked though. Mostly I've been feeling exhausted and "thinking through cotton wool" all day. OH has been working from home whilst DD3 is still off school so I can sleep it off as much as possible, which does help.

Cutandstick Thu 03-Jan-13 18:43:50

Congratulations shiv such good news!! grin

Thanks slouching for that link, been reading it gradually all afternoon, and will definitely have to pass it to DP who seems to think we need all sorts of random shit unnecessary gubbins! Having DC1 is a minefield - I've been reading buggy review sites, and they comment about 'as I have long thin babies this works well'... I have no idea what I'll have!!!

AmaDablam Thu 03-Jan-13 18:45:17

Really great news on the scan supershiv, so glad everything seems to be OK. Welcome too to all the de-lurkers, the group seems to have doubled in size over the last few days grin

Managed to get through the first day back at work, somehow. As I'm now sporting a very modest bump-ette (still easily hidden under the right clothes) I did attempt to pop into the M&S sale at lunchtime to see if they had any decent maternity stuff....and came straight out again. It just made me feel sick and dizzy, plus I just couldn't bring myself to take the plunge until after my scan next week. Oh well, looks like it will be leggings and baggy tops for a few more days then...

Hope everyone with colds is feeling better soon. I had a bad one around week 6, fortunately before the MS had really kicked in, but I know it felt horrible not to be able to take any of the usual remedies and it really took it out of me. I found hot Ribena helped, and you can put honey and lemon in that, which might be OK even if those things on their own make you feel icky.

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Cheeseandbread Thu 03-Jan-13 18:46:28

Supershiv and twinkle glad you had good scans.

I went to look at some pushchairs in mothercare today- they looked like monsters. I'll need to do more research before we buy... Liking the advice from others.

On a random note has anyone else got itchy boobs nipples in particular? Couldn't sleep last night it was so bad.

Not looking forward to going back to school on Monday as I feel generally exhausted at the mo. looking forward to the glowing stage of pregnancy I fear this may be a myth

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Yay to all the good scans smile Mine is tomorrow morning and I'm suddenly freaking out as we already told most family members at Xmas due to 7 week scan being ok. No reason to think anything's wrong as still feel sick and no bleeding, but can't help worrying.

Cheese I'm also totally dreading going back on Monday, can't face doing any planning and have spent most of the week lounging around feeling sorry for myself and doing pushchair research, where am I going to get the energy for my 33 little devils angels? confused

Oh I also meant to say Cheese, I also have had itchy boobs in the last few days - don't make my mistake and scratch them. Ouchy. I also can't sleep as insanely thirsty at night, making me need the toilet all the time.
Oh the joys of pregnancy envy
PLEASE let the wonderful 2nd trimester not be a myth grin

Cutandstick Thu 03-Jan-13 20:00:33

Hey cheese and guavas been in the classroom last two days trying to sort it out - exhausted already and not even started planning... DREADING it. Wish we could wear leggings or jeans to work, against our dress code, pain in the bum! Ahhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!

hello, happy new year!. i have been m.i.a. for ages as knocked out with chest infection and xmas. i am so pleased with everybody who has got a positive scan and so sad for bessie and the others.
guava i have my scan on monday and am bricking it a little too as my mil told everyone she knew about the baby (even though told her not to). makes me have a cold sweat the thought of having all those people i don't know knowing if something goes wrong. on the plus side i am really looking forward to seeing fingers and toes.
this is very much in advance, did any of you who have 3 or more have to be induced for first 2 and not for 3rd? having watched obem has sprung to the forefront of my mind!

Twinklestarstwinklestars Thu 03-Jan-13 20:10:06

The itching is maybe from stretching, my boobs seem to have been ok so far but I went from a b cup to a g cup with ds1 then only ever went back to an e/f cup so already got plenty of stretch! My legs are on fire every night though and oddly any bubble bath/shower gel makes me itch at the moment, going to mention it to the consultant when I go on the 14th.

twinkle, i think shower gels are a bit drying, having been having more success with my christmas present 'mother's bath oil' from neils yard. v oily and possibly moisturising. remember the itchy nipples first pregnancy. have scratchy bump already so maybe bath oil not working so well...

Wow Cutandstick I'm impressed at you going in to sort it out! I left it in a state before Xmas, will have to get some kids to take down the decorations and tidy up - the joys of KS2 grin
shock at not being able to wear leggings - everyone does at ours and it's been my staple since bloating started at 8 wks. I also ended up with black skinny jeans and uggs for the last few wks, our HT piles on the pressure with results and paperwork but at least the dress code is lax grin

flyingsprocket Thu 03-Jan-13 20:30:30

Thanks cut and panda for info about consultant. I had major surgery last in 2011 that I didn't think would be a factor but maybe they're just being cautious. I'm all for cautiousness in medical practitioners!! It would have been nice to have had a heads up from the midwife though.

Shiv delighted your scan went well. I think my mum is more impatient about my late scan than I am- she's just dying to tell everyone!

Cheeseandbread Thu 03-Jan-13 20:36:15

twinkle I have had itchy legs too... Thanks for the bath oil tip.

guava I have been itching boobs and nipples but have just smothered myself in coco butter so hoping that will help. My classroom is also in a mess- I'm going in tomorrow to do some sorting and planning... Good luck for your scan tomorrow!

cutandstick you make me feel bad for not having gone in already. Well done you!

I have our nativity to deal with then we go back as it was postponed at the end of term due to all the kids being ill. I wear leggins under dresses but no uggs allowed sadly. Feel a bit excited/nervous about telling HT and others that I'm pregnant on Monday...

VinegarDrinker Thu 03-Jan-13 21:19:44

Hi, I'm a MN newbie & thread incomer smile I've been lurking on this thread since getting my BFP but only just got a working computer! 14+2 today with DC2, DS is 22 months so looking at a 2y 4m gap.

Feeling absolutely foul with constant nausea, dizziness and exhaustion but it's just starting to ease a little so can just about see the light at the end of the tunnel! Scan before Christmas - all looking good.

Will c&p the list and add myself.

Thinkingof4 Thu 03-Jan-13 21:19:47

Great to hear about the positive scans, and good luck for those with one coming up.
princessllama I was induced for first two but went into labour myself with no3. Hoping for the same again this time.
I'm also a big OBEM fan and was good to see two quite straight forward deliveries last night, the last series seemed to be almost all epidurals and instrumental deliveries!! It makes me cry every week without fail, whether I am pg or not!

VinegarDrinker Thu 03-Jan-13 21:21:59

Just adding myself

CottonSocks - 1st July
QuinandThem - 1st July
Badgerwife - DC2 - 1st July
Cutandstick - 2nd July
Runswithsquirrels - 2nd July
Thinkingof4- DC4 -2nd July
VinegarDrinker - DC2 - 2nd July
Persuasion - 3rd July
esme80 - 3rd july
Glup - 3rd July
BB01 - 4th July
Dinkystinky - DC3 - 4th July
elliejjtiny - 4th July
wifey6 - 5th July
Notprincesskate - DC2 - 5 July
OhGood - 5th July
PenguinsInThePantry - 5th July
marmitemad DC2 - 6th July
Gingerpanther27 - 7th July
TheQueensChristmasDinner - DC5 - 7th July
Abzs - DC1 - 7th July
Efme - 8th July
GeorgieWilson - 9th July
shelley72 - 9th July
Devilforasideboard - 10th July
Calmisthemantra - 11th July
Specialknickers - 11th July
Emblosion - 12th July
mysterymeg - 12th July
Princessllama - DC3 - 12th July?
SlouchingPanda - 12th July
Thundercatz - 12th July
Twirliedobbit - DC4 - 12th July
MrsMillions - DC1 - 13th July
Hai1988 - 14th July
LittleFlower888 - 14th July
Tashtastic - 14th July
Lizincornwall - 15th July
Mizar - 15th July
Guavasforbreakfast - DC1 - 16th July
paolocee/donna - 17th July
Supershiv1 - DC1 - 17th July
missmaybe - 18th July
MrsWildermac - 18th July
photographerlady - 18th July
GingerJulep - DC1 - 19th July
Niktasha - 19th July
whitedaffodil - 19th July
orangebubbles - DC2 - 20th July
Thinking positive thoughts - 20th July
AmaDablam - DC1 - 21st July
Beaditsback - DC2 - 21st July
butterflyexperience - 22nd July
Cheeseandbread - DC1 - 22nd July
BadMissM- DC2- 22nd July
Isitme1 - 23rd July
MightBeMad - 23rd July
ArkadyRose - 24th July
Boostar - 24th July
Cantreachmytoes - 24th July
Grannyapple - 24th July
Camb79 - 25th July
Sashabella0 - 25th July
MrsRoss26 - 26th July
BoyMeetsWorld - 27th July
marimama - 27th July
YikesHereWeGo - 27th July
Flyingsprocket - 31st July
SchroSawMummyRidingSantaClaus - Unknown

Supershiv1 Thu 03-Jan-13 21:22:15

Boobs!
I thought I was normally a 36 or 38B. I went and got measured properly today.
I came out as a 36DD or 34E! I kid you not!
I think I have been wearing the wrong size for years regardless of pg.
I made her write it down as I didn't believe. They were 'fantasie' bras - quite expensive really.
Am not shelling out just yet though.

dinkystinky Thu 03-Jan-13 21:36:05

Those with itchy bodies - pregnancy can make your skin extra sensitive. Moisturise well - I use body oil after showers which helps seal in moisture and keep itching at bay.

Welcome recent delurkers - please add yourself and your due date to the list up thread. Hurray for more good scans too.

Princess - only on dc3 but induced with ds1 at 42 weeks, gave birth to ds2 in fast water birth at 38 weeks. Am hoping Dc3's birth is like Ds2's!

Shelley - we told our 6 year old and 3 year old. Ds2 is delighted and wants a little sister. Ds1 is resigned and wants a little brother but one less annoying than Ds2...

dinkystinky Thu 03-Jan-13 21:37:38

Shiv - wait till you see what size you end up with at the end. I remember looking at Ds1 and pitying him being faced with boobs that were bigger than his head!

Cheeseandbread Thu 03-Jan-13 21:43:08

Princess just realised it was you who recommended bath oil, silly me.

Just watched OBEM on 4OD- has me crying every time. It's the first one I've watched since being pregnant though... Bit strange.

CottonSock Thu 03-Jan-13 22:19:45

Wore my new maternity trousers today, so much more flattering than my 'fat pants', although bump did look bigger. Had a stupid sleepness night thinking about telling people at work. Seem to have a thing about it. Might bite the bullet and tell a few people tm after midwife appt in morning.

On the subject of bras, a special topic of mine being an awkward size - about 30E or F normally. I got some bigger ones in December and they were too tight within days blush. Tried today bra extender straps and they work a treat. Dead cheap on Amazon.

Panda are you an undercover Dr/ midwife / nurse. You speak with real knowledge so I wondered.

I am going to ask midwife about my theories for my huge bump 1. I am a short arse so less room. 2. tilted uterus (read that one on google, but think I do have). 3. too many chocolate tuffles (prob the real reason). Hope it slows down or it will be bigger than me!!!

15+3

I also just watched OBEM on 4OD, like Cheese first time since being pregnant, def a bit weird watching it now...

paolocee Thu 03-Jan-13 22:49:13

Just marking our spot. Another scan tomorrow.
12w0d.

flyingsprocket Thu 03-Jan-13 22:51:26

Didn't realise we had so many teachers in our midst!

Mizar Fri 04-Jan-13 00:25:27

Sorry for going completely off topic, but I wondered if any of those with DCs already had any advice / views on NCT classes?

The hospital itself seemed to offer a couple of preparation classes themselves and when I mentioned NCT the midwife looked a bit sniffy (could have been imagining it of course!).

So I am sitting here totally unsure of what to do. confused

To NCT or not? And if so, are the evening sessions or weekend sessions the better option? I'm thinking the weekend ones would be more convenient but maybe you wouldn't get a chance to bond with the other mums-to-be to the same extentt? And is it definitely a good idea to have a course that includes a breastfeeding session if you want to breastfeed or is that just a bonus?

Argh! If I am having such a hard time on this, I dread to think how I'll cope with the buggy decision...

Any "been there done that" advice much appreciated!

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SlouchingPanda Fri 04-Jan-13 07:00:16

Great to see all the 12 week scan de-lurkers joining us - congratulations and hello!

Top detective work, CottonSock wink - I am indeed a healthcare professional - don't really want to elaborate for fear of outing myself but I'm not unfamiliar with maternity care! Need to work on my disguise! Feels very weird being on the 'other side' having my first.

Mizar I could have written your exact post as I am thinking about NCT too. The weekend classes seem more time efficient in getting it all done, but think we will opt for evening sessions spread over a few weeks. Like you, I think it will be a better way to get to know the group which is one of the main reasons to do it for me. Will be interested to hear what others think who have done them.

And whoever mentioned itchy nipples, I hear you! These bad boys are driving me crazy...

13+1

wifey6 Fri 04-Jan-13 07:17:33

Excellent to hear great scan news & welcome newbies! July is really filling up now smile

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Tashtastic Fri 04-Jan-13 07:53:28

Hi everyone,
We had our 12 week scan yesterday all good so far - they have put my due date back a couple of days so I'll change my entry on the list when I'm on a computer. Congrats to everyone for good scans too.

Regarding NCT classes..... We did them. I quite liked them. DP hated them. A lot of it was boring and repetitive but it was a great way to meet other mums-to- be who live nearby. I am still good friends with many of them and ds is 2.5.

We did the evening classes for 8 weeks.I didn't actually do much bonding with other mums during the classes because the teacher did a lot of talking so I am not sure if it makes a difference if you do evening or weekend classes. Most of the bonding we did as a group was once the babies arrived!

Having said all of the above my cousin did her antenatal classes at the hospital and met lots of other mums and is still friends with them and she didn't have to pay and didn't have to sit through 16 hours of classes.....

VinegarDrinker Fri 04-Jan-13 08:25:41

Re NCT classes, we found them invaluable for making local friends. I didn't find them particularly useful for content (I'm also a HCP in maternity, hi panda), but my DH did. We all live within walking distance and
it has been great to have that local support especially as hardly any of our friends have children.

We did the weekend course because of my shifts, but most of the 'bonding' as a group was done after over weekly coffee and cake. We still see each other every couple of weeks, nearly 2 years on and the kids get on really well. In fact they are all coming over at 10 so I should drag my arse off the sofa and hoover!

CitizenOscar Fri 04-Jan-13 08:47:44

Ok, re NCT classes, there are frequent threads about them on MN because they seem expensive & people have variable experiences. Here's mine:

- they've been brilliant for making friends BUT I've also made friends other ways (playgroups, postnatal yoga courses, sling meets etc). NCT is v popular in my area & I've heard people say they felt left out if they hadn't got "an NCT group" to hang out with as everyone else did. But if you make the effort you can definitely make friends other ways.

- practical info & preparation: our classes were excellent for this. The teacher was realistic about eg the length of time labour can take, pain relief, caesarians, as well as what the postnatal experience might be like (some non-Nct friends found that period a shock), how partners can be most supportive.

- did the evening course which was a big time commitment but gave us time to think & discuss between sessions. I think we bonded most once the babies were born, though, really. DH did find it a bit of a drag after a hard day at work! The DPs never really bonded but the women did v quickly once babies arrived.

- breastfeeding class definitely worth it, although my group complained about ours because the teacher (different teacher from the main classes) was quite dismissive & unrealistic (said BF should never hurt if you're doing it right - I found it did hurt til my body adjusted). But even so, the classes were great for exploring the different positions you might use to stay comfortable while BF etc.

Erm... Was that all the questions?! We also did hypnobirthing (before our Nct classes) and found them v useful. Can say more if anyone's interested (epic post already so won't witter on any more!)

CottonSock Fri 04-Jan-13 08:57:10

Well it's good to know we have professional advice at hand smile *Panda and others (and mums)

Re NCT I signed up already and paid a deposit yesterday. Perhaps a bit hasty, but was a rainy day job over christmas. I had signed up for the NHS one, but wil cancel that.

Started looking at baby stuff on web last night. Crikes, so many decisions to make. I will save my questions for further down the line.

Brilliant news yesterday Shiv. What a total relief.

flyingsprocket Fri 04-Jan-13 09:29:57

Woo hoo, just booked in our first scan for next Friday- exciting! My NHS scan isn't until I'm 13+6 so impatience got the better of me.

Happy Friday Everyone

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Cheeseandbread Fri 04-Jan-13 09:40:44

I was thinking about NCT too. I think we might do it DH hates forced social situations I think it would be good for us to meet local people having babies as we don't have any friends near by with kids.

As I mentioned before I'm a bit nervous about telling work that I'm pregnant. How did anyone else do it? Or how are you planning on doing it?...

"I've got something I need to tell you..."
"I've got some rather exciting news for me --not for you--"

I'm clueless...

BB01 Fri 04-Jan-13 09:40:51

Totally awesome news, Shiv!! Must be such a relief. I know it was for me when I'd had bleeding and major worries.

Persuasion, it sucks being ill when you can't dose up on Lemsip! Are you sure you can't have a day or two off? Can make all the difference in getting better faster.

I am soooo impatient for a bump even though I know that by time LO arrives will have had more than my fill of being big! Can defo see it a bit when wear tight things but could equally just have a big belly (although am slim everwhere else so maybe more obvious) but otherwise not really detectable. My lady bits (up above!) however, are a diff matter...have one of the flattest chests in the country and for the first time ever may need to buy a properly supportive bra! To be fair I may only go from AA to A but they already feel huge to me!!!

Cheeseandbread Fri 04-Jan-13 09:41:33

Any advice appreciated. Thanks

MightBeMad Fri 04-Jan-13 09:47:15

Cheese I have no idea how to tell mine. I only went back from mat leave in October. Dreading it as they aren't going to be pleased blush

MightBeMad Fri 04-Jan-13 09:49:17

Part of me wants to get it out of the way ASAP after my scan next week though (all being well of course).

OhGood Fri 04-Jan-13 09:51:41

Yay shiv that's great news! I am sooo not keeping up with the thread. Nizar my NCT classes were useless in terms of content but I made some brilliant friends and we still get together regularly - our DCs are all nearly 3 now and have known each other all their little lives, which is v sweet.

dinkystinky Fri 04-Jan-13 09:56:36

Morning all. Re NCT classes - they are good for making new mum friends locally and the coffee mornings after the babies are born will fell like a life saver for you. I did NCT for DS1 but not for DS2 and wont for this baby either. The breastfeeding classes are well worth doing and getting details of peer supporters and bf clinics in your local area is definitely worth doing. It is something totally new for you so the more you learn on it - if you want to bf that is - the better.

I did hypnobirthing before DS2's birth and will do a refresher some time over easter for this birth as i found that more useful for birth than the NCT classes.

Also worth thinking who you want to be your birth supporters - with DS1 it was just DH and I, for DS2 I had a doula as well who was great - v calm and reassuring.

Thundercatz Fri 04-Jan-13 10:14:19

Hi everyone! I've been quiet but catching up on the thread. Can't believe how quickly time is now going although after an initial slow start; although I am also impatient to grow my bump as opposed to just having a newly chubby bloated belly!
cheese I'm also nervous about telling work and really just want to get it over with. Had my scan just after Xmas but then my boss was off and then I've been unwell so it still hasn't happened.. So it wil have to now be Monday... But ive now been scheduled for a cvs on Tuesday so need to take time off for that straight after telling work... Not ideal...
I'm planning on saying "I have some news... I'm pregnant." and taking it from there..

On a separate note has anyone else had/ having CVS? I'm a bit nervous...

CottonSock Fri 04-Jan-13 10:34:43

cheese I am having sleepless nights about it, and my boss already knows. Need to bite the bullet, so planning to tell collegues today today, but I may chicken out. No idea what I will say.

Cheese it was like ripping a plaster off - just asked him for a quick word and i think i just said 'So I'm pregnant...' Couldn't think of anything profound to say, but he was great about it. Now I'm nervous about telling other colleagues tomorrow, that'll be the more awkward one!

Currently sitting in hospital waiting room waiting to take bloods after a good scan grin Didn't drink enough water so took ages, but it's fine and looks like a real baby now rather than the jelly bean with a heartbeat like at early scan. Plus I'm a week further on than they told me at early scan, closer to the end smile

12+4

Devilforasideboard Fri 04-Jan-13 11:07:56

cheese Slightly different situation but my boss has known since before I even got pregnant as we had IVF so I had explained what was happening in case I needed time off etc. I told him I was pregnant pretty much as soon as I found out as I needed a risk assessment due to the nature of my job. I just said 'so...the IVF worked then'! He was delighted bless him. Everybody who knows (I told a few people after my 9 week scan) has been absolutely brilliant including the head of department. I've been able to have some sensible conversations about how they deal with my maternity cover etc as well. I'm going back full time so from their point of view I guess it's easier than if I wanted to go part-time etc. Is there anything specific you're worried about?

photographerlady Fri 04-Jan-13 11:12:11

Anyone offer a little comfort or a slap? After 6 weeks straight of horrible nausea I am now completely back to normal. I have to say I can't help to be freaked out. My scan is next Wednesday and I'm 12w 1d but not a bit of nausea in sight. Anyone else feeling surprisingly good?

dinkystinky Fri 04-Jan-13 11:17:20

Thundercatz - might be worth posting on the pregnancy board for peoples experiene of CVS. Its a pretty common procedure nowadays - maybe the HCPs under the radar on this thread can help put your mind at rest.

Photographerlady - welcome to the second trimester grin

elliejjtiny Fri 04-Jan-13 11:46:24

I did NHS classes with DS1. I thought they were great but DH hated them. There was one couple where the DH was a farmer and he was getting really interested and telling the midwife what bits were different with cows while his wife gave him dagger looks. I thought it was worth going just for that grin. In my area you're only allowed to go to NHS classes if it's your first DC so with DS2 and DS3 I went to a surestart breastfeeding group and with DS3 I went to a surestart new mums group to meet other mums with babies the same age. Surestart have banned older siblings from the breastfeeding group since I had DS3 though so I'll be hoping that some people from my toddler group have babies at the same time.

Is anyone thinking about their DP/DH getting the snip after babies are born. We are thinking about it as this will be DC4 and my second pregnant on the pill experience in 13 months but it seems so final and I'm nervous for DH. Daft really because it's not like he will have to push a grapefruit out of his bum grin.

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Persuasion Fri 04-Jan-13 12:20:58

I'm also an undercover healthcare worker but totally unrelated to maternity so know nothing! I go into all my appointments saying yes I am an "X" but I know nothing about obstetrics!

cotton because of work I had to have a risk assessment immediately, much like others it was "I have something to tell you...I'm pregnant" and took it from there. I found everyone really supportive so try not to worry too much (although I know it won't be like that for everyone)

We"re thinking of NHS antenatal classes, and maybe an NCT postnatal groyp which looks quite good. Has anyone tried the postnatal groups before?

Talking of nhs antenatal classes, does anyone know how/when you're meant to book them?

ArkadyRose Fri 04-Jan-13 12:41:12

I weighed myself last night for the first time since being weighed by the GP at 5 weeks and found I've actually lost 3kg so far. And that's despite not actually vomiting with the ms - the constant nausea just puts me off eating unless I really have to. Hadn't actually anticipated losing weight in pregnancy!

I've never done antenatal classes with any of my pregnancies; I learn far better from books & the internet at my own pace than in a group situation, and don't really feel comfortable socialising with people where the only thing we have in common is that we're pregnant/had babies at the same time. An online forum is one thing, but in person I need there to be something more in common - and to be frank, once LO is here, if I've been stuck at home with a baby all week then when I make the effort to go out and meet people I really don't want to be talking babies all the time! I have the same problem at the school gates; I have very little in common with most of the mothers there, who've all formed their own little cliques. We can't just be having a good old bitch about the council's latest fuck-ups over asbestos removal at the new school site all the time.

Niktasha Fri 04-Jan-13 13:45:02

Just to take myself off the list. Misacrried yesterday. Good luck to you all in July.

Quinandthem Fri 04-Jan-13 14:37:29

so sorry to hear that naktasha

take the time to look after yourself properly and to 'get your head round' whats happened. i hope you OH is being supportive.

i MC at 8 weeks in Feb and the MC boards here were very helpful.

i am now 14 wks pregnant so dont have any worries that you wont be able to get pregnant again when you feel up to it.

take care of yourself

Thundercatz Fri 04-Jan-13 14:42:45

really sorry to hear that Niktasha
Please take good care of yourself x

dinkystinky Fri 04-Jan-13 14:50:59

Am so sorry to hear that Niktasha - please take care of yourself. ((hugs))

MulledWineAndScully Fri 04-Jan-13 15:23:32

Hey all, I finally had my 12week scan this week and it turns out I am nearly 15 weeks so was too late for the nuchal test etc. (I think if it hadn't been for the xmas holiday it would've been fine). I'm very confused by the dates as my end-of-September LMP was totally normal but according to this new info I was already pg.

So I am now due at the very end of June, do I move to the other thread?

Re NCT I didn't do it with DD but wish I had in a way. We are very isolated and don't know anybody with kids. I decided to do Waterbabies instead (preferred the idea of having something to 'do') and when I went to the class all the other parents were from the same NCT group and a bit cliquey sad

I did go to a BF group which was brilliant but that was pretty much the only time I left the house during my mat leave.

I don't want it to be the same this time.

elliejjtiny Fri 04-Jan-13 16:02:24

So sorry niktasha. I have been where you are and it is awful but it does get better. As my friend says, time is a good after-sun.

Quinandthem Fri 04-Jan-13 16:13:41

Mulled Wine glad the scan went well.

turns out that myself and cotton as also end of June but we're not moving - i'm too scared to go to the other thread... so stay here with us.

Cheeseandbread Fri 04-Jan-13 16:20:59

So sorry Niktasha

Thanks for advice on how to tell work. Think I might go with the ripping the plaster off method guava.

AmaDablam Fri 04-Jan-13 16:29:21

So sorry Niktasha hope you are getting lots of support from those around you.

Cutandstick Fri 04-Jan-13 16:38:58

So sorry Nitasha I hope you're DP is bing supportive, good luck in the future x

cotton I also paid an exorbitant amount of money last night to confirm my NCT classes. Only consistent piece of advice I had from friends and relations was go to NCT. Also we haven't lived in the ill age we're in very long, and I know 2 neighbours and 1 other person... So it's an attempt to not be a billy-no-mates too! wink

On bras, two pages ago... So I can't remember who said it - try debenhams sale - go for a bra bargain, and everything was reduced a bit as well the sale rail. I've gone from a dd to a ff already blush I am having problem with the underwires and my arm pit - never had that before, and the wire free one seem super tight round the chest.

guava and cheese I have done NO planning as yet... And in a year group I've not done before... Bye bye weekend.....

AmaDablam Fri 04-Jan-13 16:48:02

Slouching it was me that mentioned itchy nipples a while back (although someone else may have done so more recently). I've been moisturising them daily with E45 lotion which has helped a bit, but now my whole skin is like a desert so I've got some E45 emollient bath oil which I intend to have a good soak in this evening.

Cheese re. telling work I was really worried, and took the cop-out route in the end and did it in an email to my manager and her boss. As it happened I was really p'd off with them about something else at the time, so it seemed appropriate to keep the tone very formal, and I admit it was a bit of a two fingers up "well I'm outa here soon" kind of thing. I just basically stated the facts and asked that they keep it to themselves until after my scan. As it turned out they were as nice as I could have expected about it, although we've only talked about it terms of practicalities for work, neither being the congratulatory type. I'm actually looking forward to telling everyone else, all being well at the end of next week - hopefully there will be great excitement as despite being an all female team there hasn't been a pregnancy for a good 5 years.

Re NCT classes I am seriously thinking of doing them, especially after the good feedback several of you ladies have given. I don't have any local friends (nearest is a 20 min drive away) and am really worried about feeling isolated after the baby is born and DH goes back to work. I also think I would benefit from that sort of group learning situation and feel pretty clueless, not to mention a little bit scared as a first timer. I may try the NHS ones too, but assuming they will be held at the hospital where I am booked to give birth, this may not be so good on the making local friends front as it's half an hour away and in a different county.

Hope everyone's had a good day. I managed to wangle working from home, which is always a bonus on a Friday! grin

Oh and a little tip for those who like to get creative in the kitchen - DH just informed me that on the BBC Good Food website they have a link to "pregnancy friendly" recipes - excellent idea!

esme80 Fri 04-Jan-13 17:08:44

So sorry Niktasha

I went to a NHS antenatal class at a local maternity centre. Was only one day so didnt really get to know other mothers but found the information quite helpfull, made me a lot more rekaxed about the birth actually. Have met people at baby groups and toddler singing groups at the library. So there are alternatives to paying for NCT classes.

guavas my midwife asked me during my booking in appointment if I was interested in antenatal class, and signed me up.

I also love OBEM! Cry every time the baby is born...

Camb79 Fri 04-Jan-13 18:13:48

Hi,

11 weeks now, but our hospital still hasn't given us a scan date. Also, cramping quite a bit this week - anyone else having cramps at this stage. So glad to hear yours were ok Supershiv.

AmaDablam Fri 04-Jan-13 18:20:29

Oh forgot to say arkady that I weighed myself today and have lost a similar amount since my booking in appointment on 11th Dec when I was 8 weeks pg. I've only actually been sick three times in total, but like you I've been very nauseous which has affected my eating habits. I was still surprised though as when I do feel like eating it is nearly always the unhealthiest things going (plus my ever expanding boobs must weigh at least half a tonne each)! I'm glad someone else has had the same experience as I was starting to feel a bit paranoid about it - surely that growing baby should weigh something?!

BooStar Fri 04-Jan-13 19:33:23

Condolences here too niktasha sad

Re NCT - we did it as we were new to the area & didn't know anyone. Our group was a bit dispersed geographically & although I woul definitely do it again as I love my fellow NCTers, we don't see each other that often and I hang out with mums I met through a surestart post-natal group & through a surestart 'bumps to 15 months' group. Though with the recent cuts I'm not sure how many of these services have survived...
We did the evening classes and although it was a bit of a commitment I actually really enjoyed the fact that for 2 hours a week we could completely focus on the fact that we were pregnant and reflect on it away from the hustle of everyday life! We also had a great teacher who covered loads of useful stuff but I hear that that can be a bit hit & miss geographically.
With regard to breastfeeding - the nct sessions were ok but it was hard to really take it all in and imagine how it was going to be and I found the 'bosom pals' support groups more helpful once I'd had DS. However, I guess if I hadn't had access to those I would have been able to call on the NCT bf after support.
In short, I found it really worthwhile & its given me lifelong friends but I also formed just as close friends through other 'free' groups too.

ArkadyRose Fri 04-Jan-13 19:37:43

At 11 weeks the fetus itself only weighs about 7-8 grams - the whole amniotic sac + placenta is less than the weight of a small bag of sugar, so is very little of your overall body weight. Although most women put on 25-35lb in weight on average in pregnancy, most of that is in the third trimester. You probably put on more weight from growing boobs than from baby in the first trimester! grin

Supershiv1 Fri 04-Jan-13 19:58:38

Niktasha so sorry to hear your news xxx

wifey6 Fri 04-Jan-13 20:20:45

Niktasha...so incredibly sorry for your loss. Be gentle with yourself during this time. Thoughts & prayers are with you.

Really sorry niktasha sad Hope everyone takes good care of you the next few weeks.

All the advice on antenatal classes is great, think I'll just do the nhs one and join groups after as the nct ones are quite far from me.

Scan excitement today has made me get way ahead of myself, the travel system I've had my eye on was nearly half price in M&P today... went to have a look after the hospital and bought it blush I figure next big sale is summer and baby might be here before I see an offer that good again. Feel a bit silly with a pushchair in my hallway when I don't even have a proper bump!!!

Have also booked a holiday for April as I've realised we'll never again go away without kids...

Expensive day.

photographerlady Fri 04-Jan-13 21:27:56

I have maybe a silly question. Now that I'm over 12 weeks and can sort of stop pre-nat vitamins but have bucketloads left so I take it there is no harm in polishing them off right?

Mizar Fri 04-Jan-13 21:29:14

Niktasha, so sorry to hear your news - truly sucks sad

Thanks to everyone who's chipped in re NCT. I feel less panicked after reading all the posts. I'll probably go for the weekend one - simply because my job's hours are really unpredictable as are DH's, and I am not sure I can cope with his level of grumpiness if I pull him out of work and he finds it boring. We are totally clueless, so hopefully will learn something!

For those with itchiness - I've found the Aloe Body Butter from Body Shop has helped, although have only had to use it once so far.

As for weight... Not being the slimmest normally, I am worried about the weight gain. So far I seem to be exactly the same weight, but there is definitely a mass migration of fat going on towards my abdomen. Keeping my belly in is proving more of a challenge by the day!

Thinkingof4 Fri 04-Jan-13 21:42:38

niktasha so sorry to hear about your loss

photographer definitely no harm in continuing prenatal supps, mine have iron and vitamin d as well as folic acid which would no doubt become depleted during pregnancy if I didn't take them so I'm going to continue all the way through.

Re NHS antenatal classes, your midwife should be able to tell you what's available. I never went to nct as nothing very local to me and my local NHS ones were fine. Only went first time round though!

Btw I'm another closet nhs worker but not in maternity directly, I probably know more about having babies having had 3 than from what I would learn from work!!

Thinkingof4 Fri 04-Jan-13 21:44:08

Actually I think we are supposed to take vitamin d all the way through pregnancy now ( has changed since my last baby)

Supershiv1 Fri 04-Jan-13 21:52:08

guavasforbreakfast Ooooh where you going?

missmaybe Fri 04-Jan-13 22:01:55

I had my 12 week scan yesterday and all is well! Could see the little one wiggling around, turning over, waving arms and legs about... :-)

12+2

paolocee Fri 04-Jan-13 22:55:44

Sorry to hear your news Niktasha. We've had similar experiences. You'll bounce back too.

We had our NT scan for The Two Ronnies today. Good results. 1-1766. Not bad considering our respective ages. Especially mine.
And Little Ronnie is catching up with Big Ronnie. 55mm to the bigger fella's 59mm. The race is on! grin

ReikiMummy Sat 05-Jan-13 06:38:31

Hi, De-lurking here. Currently at 12+6.... and can feel a little bump underneath the padding that definitely wasn't there 3 days ago. smile

Had a first scan at 9+5, but even so have been tentatively quiet for a while! Very unexpected, as we weren't exactly planning, and having convinced myself I probably wouldn't get pregnant anyway (no real evidence, just a feeling...) it was a nice surprise even though we weren't exactly being 'careful'.

Itchy nipples - yup... drove me mad. Seems to have faded at the moment though. I've got a tube of Aloe Gelly, and just popped that on very late one night and Oh My GOSH!!!! Instant relief!!!! I think my exact words to DP were "It's wrong that that feels SO good..."! It's more or less pure aloe in a tube, and is also great for burns and is AMAZING on sunburn... and itchy nipples. I bet that isn't in their sales "bumpf"! (Yes, it's expensive but the tube lasts AGES, and no - I'm not a "Seller" of this stuff!) ((And for some reason that link comes up with the US page, not the UK page... ))

Similarly, have seemed to have lost weight... haven't weighed myself yet since original appt with midwife, but inches have definitely gone somewhere! No MS or anything, just listening to my body and I am definitely able to eat less than I used to be able to put away.

Currently up at stupid o'clock due to having a cold that I've successfully avoided all Christmas... only to come down with it the first day back at work. Grrr!

Oooh look - now 6:30 which means the tesco garage will be open and I can go get some more tissues....... Now - should I go get dressed before nipping out?!

Added self to list....

CottonSocks - 1st July
QuinandThem - 1st July
Badgerwife - DC2 - 1st July
Cutandstick - 2nd July
Runswithsquirrels - 2nd July
Thinkingof4- DC4 -2nd July
VinegarDrinker - DC2 - 2nd July
Persuasion - 3rd July
esme80 - 3rd july
Glup - 3rd July
BB01 - 4th July
Dinkystinky - DC3 - 4th July
elliejjtiny - 4th July
wifey6 - 5th July
Notprincesskate - DC2 - 5 July
OhGood - 5th July
PenguinsInThePantry - 5th July
marmitemad DC2 - 6th July
Gingerpanther27 - 7th July
TheQueensChristmasDinner - DC5 - 7th July
Abzs - DC1 - 7th July
Efme - 8th July
GeorgieWilson - 9th July
shelley72 - 9th July
Devilforasideboard - 10th July
Calmisthemantra - 11th July
Specialknickers - 11th July
Emblosion - 12th July
mysterymeg - 12th July
Princessllama - DC3 - 12th July?
Reikimummy - 12th July (DC1)
SlouchingPanda - 12th July
Thundercatz - 12th July
Twirliedobbit - DC4 - 12th July
MrsMillions - DC1 - 13th July
Hai1988 - 14th July
LittleFlower888 - 14th July
Tashtastic - 14th July
Lizincornwall - 15th July
Mizar - 15th July
Guavasforbreakfast - DC1 - 16th July
paolocee/donna - 17th July
Supershiv1 - DC1 - 17th July
missmaybe - 18th July
MrsWildermac - 18th July
photographerlady - 18th July
GingerJulep - DC1 - 19th July
Niktasha - 19th July
whitedaffodil - 19th July
orangebubbles - DC2 - 20th July
Thinking positive thoughts - 20th July
AmaDablam - DC1 - 21st July
Beaditsback - DC2 - 21st July
butterflyexperience - 22nd July
Cheeseandbread - DC1 - 22nd July
BadMissM- DC2- 22nd July
Isitme1 - 23rd July
MightBeMad - 23rd July
ArkadyRose - 24th July
Boostar - 24th July
Cantreachmytoes - 24th July
Grannyapple - 24th July
Camb79 - 25th July
Sashabella0 - 25th July
MrsRoss26 - 26th July
BoyMeetsWorld - 27th July
marimama - 27th July
YikesHereWeGo - 27th July
Flyingsprocket - 31st July
SchroSawMummyRidingSantaClaus - Unknown

mysterymeg Sat 05-Jan-13 08:38:10

reikimummy if you're due on 12 July you're actually 13 + 1 smile

In other news my bump is humongous!!! I'm glad we told early due to mc as there'd be no hiding it now. Hubby is starting to convince me that they must Havre missed a second baby in the scans confused - impossible right??

His alternative suggestion is that it's a prop or second row cooking in there lol.

Looking forward to seeing little one again on Tuesday. Feels like so far away still!

13 + 1

AmaDablam Sat 05-Jan-13 09:16:56

Morning everyone, and welcome reikimummy

Been up in the night for the second time running with awful indigestion sad. It doesn't feel anything like uterine cramps so I don't think it's anything to worry about but my whole tummy has been really sore and tender, with lots of gurgling noises and, er, windiness blush. I've had quite a bit of heartburn too. Anyone else had similar problems? I'm guessing this is just one of those normal pg ailments, however, it would have been nice if it could have kindly held off until the MS stops, as having both at once is not much fun!

11+6

ReikiMummy Sat 05-Jan-13 10:30:46

ooooh.... ok mysterymeg - i may have lost a few days somewhere! :S I'll put it down to the cold thing. smile

Thanks everyone for the welcome smile Kinda starting to feel real now... smile

ArkadyRose Sat 05-Jan-13 12:10:30

ReikiMummy Not necessarily - depends which due date predictor mysterymeg is going by, length of your cycle, stuff like that (and meg has no way of knowing your cycle length or whether it's the same as hers - she's evidently assuming it is). Based on the wheel predictor thingies that the midwives use I'm two days further on than I actually am - but those wheels assume everyone has a 28-day cycle, and I don't. The online predictors that allow you to specify your cycle length are far better. Not that a couple of days really makes much difference, but don't feel you need to change how far along you are just on someone else's say-so.

11+3

Ama me too, ouchy and incredibly windy for the last few weeks - gross and uncomfortable. I seem to remember moaning at the lack of symptoms at 5 weeks, now seem to have gone through pretty much every one in the book! Here's hoping 2nd trimester gives us some respite smile

Shiv just a few days in Portugal, didn't want to go too far away but hoping it'll be nice and warm and I can get some beach time in before little one arrives. Staying in a family member's holiday home so not wasting precious baby savings! Will be 25 wks so hopefully flying won't be too bad, have had to turn down an invitation to a wedding in Italy at 35/36 wks though hmm

ReikiMummy Sat 05-Jan-13 13:43:28

Arkady will have to go back and check dates and things, doesn't help that i feel like i've been in a bit of a timewarp these past few days.

DP just back from the shop with goodies - all essential of course, like warm sausage rolls and cookies... lol bless him.

smile

MrsMillions Sat 05-Jan-13 15:52:18

Updating the list with my revised date...

CottonSocks - 1st July
QuinandThem - 1st July
Badgerwife - DC2 - 1st July
Cutandstick - 2nd July
Runswithsquirrels - 2nd July
Thinkingof4- DC4 -2nd July
VinegarDrinker - DC2 - 2nd July
Persuasion - 3rd July
esme80 - 3rd july
Glup - 3rd July
BB01 - 4th July
Dinkystinky - DC3 - 4th July
elliejjtiny - 4th July
wifey6 - 5th July
Notprincesskate - DC2 - 5 July
OhGood - 5th July
PenguinsInThePantry - 5th July
marmitemad DC2 - 6th July
Gingerpanther27 - 7th July
TheQueensChristmasDinner - DC5 - 7th July
Abzs - DC1 - 7th July
Efme - 8th July
GeorgieWilson - 9th July
shelley72 - 9th July
Devilforasideboard - 10th July
Calmisthemantra - 11th July
Specialknickers - 11th July
MrsMillions - DC1 - 11th July
Emblosion - 12th July
mysterymeg - 12th July
Princessllama - DC3 - 12th July?
Reikimummy - 12th July (DC1)
SlouchingPanda - 12th July
Thundercatz - 12th July
Twirliedobbit - DC4 - 12th July
Hai1988 - 14th July
LittleFlower888 - 14th July
Tashtastic - 14th July
Lizincornwall - 15th July
Mizar - 15th July
Guavasforbreakfast - DC1 - 16th July
paolocee/donna - 17th July
Supershiv1 - DC1 - 17th July
missmaybe - 18th July
MrsWildermac - 18th July
photographerlady - 18th July
GingerJulep - DC1 - 19th July
Niktasha - 19th July
whitedaffodil - 19th July
orangebubbles - DC2 - 20th July
Thinking positive thoughts - 20th July
AmaDablam - DC1 - 21st July
Beaditsback - DC2 - 21st July
butterflyexperience - 22nd July
Cheeseandbread - DC1 - 22nd July
BadMissM- DC2- 22nd July
Isitme1 - 23rd July
MightBeMad - 23rd July
ArkadyRose - 24th July
Boostar - 24th July
Cantreachmytoes - 24th July
Grannyapple - 24th July
Camb79 - 25th July
Sashabella0 - 25th July
MrsRoss26 - 26th July
BoyMeetsWorld - 27th July
marimama - 27th July
YikesHereWeGo - 27th July
Flyingsprocket - 31st July
SchroSawMummyRidingSantaClaus - Unknown

SlouchingPanda Sat 05-Jan-13 16:07:04

Afternoon all!

Ama, thanks for the tip about E45! I have been bio-oiling my belly and boobs, but maybe need something more moisturising to combat the dreaded nipple itch.

Thundercatz, thinking of you and hope you are okay. I am sure you will find plenty of support from women who have been through CVS on the antenatal tests/results topic. I'm happy to help if I can, just ask, or if you just want a sympathetic ear and a hand to hold through this nervewracking time, we are all here for you.

I'll be telling work next week - I'm planning on the plaster-ripping method! I'm not expecting them to be particularly positive but will NOT be apologising for being pregnant either even though I know it's a pain in the arse for them . I'm planning on going in with a few things to say, to avoid the awkward stony silence, and give the impression that I know what I'm doing and what I can reasonably expect as a pregnant worker. So in my head, the conversation goes like this:

Me: I've asked to see you as I need to tell you I am 13 weeks pregnant and am due on the 12th July. I will be putting this in writing this week.
Boss: <awkward stony silence>
Me: I don't know yet when I wish to start maternity leave but will inform you before my 25th week. However, I would like to discuss my shift patterns and having an occupational health assessment. Also, I wanted to give you as much notice as possible so that cover can be arranged as I have antenatal appointments on x and y dates.

Wish me luck!
13+2

mysterymeg Sat 05-Jan-13 16:11:34

reikimummy arkadyrose I do apologise if I've caused offence that was not my intention.

arkady I was not trying to establish a due date based on any cycle. If you went on the date of my lmp I'd be over 20 weeks by now! I have been given my due date based on my last scan. As you are technically 40 weeks on your due date (regardless of cycle) I assumed that that would mean you were classed as being the same gestation as others due on the same date. I thought it might be nice to gain a few more days. Evidently I was wrong and I'm sorry I was just trying to be friendly.

trickybarmby Sat 05-Jan-13 17:01:21

aargh! I have written a massive post about nct and my being a breastfeeding peer supporter 3 times now and I keep losing it! will try again later! x

AmaDablam Sat 05-Jan-13 17:36:07

No worries slouching, hope it helps if you decide to try it. My skin feels loads better after my E45 bath last night and my nipples haven't actually itched at all today (despite it being difficult to actually immerse them in the water, had to sort of splash them with it as bath not deep enough to submerge the two mountains I am currently carrying round on my chest blush!). Think I'm going to try and make the bath at least a weekly thing and continue to use the lotion all over after showering the rest of the time.

guavas thanks for the solidarity re. wind etc. Yep I was exactly the same, especially as my symptoms didn't really kick in until about 7 weeks. A case of being careful what you wish for methinks! At least the 2nd trimester is within grasping distance now - technically mine starts tomorrow (or is it at 13 weeks - different books seem to say different things?), so we'll see what happens...not expecting an overnight miracle though!!

11+6

cakeandwine Sat 05-Jan-13 17:40:40

Can I come and join you ladies. I am a lurker, getting used to the shock of expecting dc5, but shock and horror is shifting a bit to excitement and fear and I thought I could join in. According to scan due 11th July which makes me 13 +2.

mysterymeg I agree with your method of going by scan dates so we all reach 40 weeks on our due date, regardless of what our cycle is - not that any of my dc have arrived on their due dates!

I am worried about telling anyone about this pregnancy but probably family and friends more than work. I do feel a bit embarrassed to being having a 5th dc, i think it will be frowned on, and feeling too fragile to come up with quick retorts. I am just hiding away, with my growing tummy covered by scarves and bags and children's coats smile

dinkystinky Sat 05-Jan-13 17:46:15

Welcome cakeandwine and other new joiners - lovely to have you on board. And congratulations on DC5 Cake - am sure their reactions wont be as bad as you are fearing.

Hope those who are feeling awful - with lurgies or digestive issues - feel better soon.

I agree with mystery! Be nice folks! wink

Thinkingof4 Sat 05-Jan-13 18:27:23

I'm sure no offence was intended or taken? We all know the due date is just a guide and the babies decide themselves when to arrive. You can work out gestation various ways, from lmp to ovulation date to 12 week scan.

Anyway, just wondering if anyone is feeling any flutters or kicks yet? More likely in those of us on no3/4/5 probably. I haven't felt anything yet, but with ds3 I definitely felt him at 12 weeks. I know because I was getting scanned and just as she took probe off I felt something. When she out it back on seconds later he was facing the other way!! I realise that sounds nuts but it's true!
I'm getting impatient now at 14+4 but I guess if placenta is anterior then I might have a while to wait (btw was 19 weeks with ds1 and 18 weeks with ds2 when placenta was anterior)

So any wriggles out there?

ReikiMummy Sat 05-Jan-13 18:33:48

Hi guys, Mystery no offence taken whatsoever - this is all completely new to me as never been in this boat before. Head is very cloudy at the mo thanks to this amazing cold... sad

Off back to stick my head in a box of tissues.... here... flowers for Mysterymeg thanks and Arkadyrose thanks

esme80 Sat 05-Jan-13 18:35:11

Thinking I keep imagining that Im feeling flutters, have since week 12, but keep thinking its too soon... This is dc 2 for me, felt ds at around 18 weeks bt prob felt him earlier just didnt know what it was.. So not sure!

dinkystinky Sat 05-Jan-13 18:38:55

Thinking - I wasnt going to post on here incase anyone thought I was insane but I have definitely been feeling something for the past week and a half or so - just tiny squirms every so often. Felt DS1 at 16 weeks, DS2 at 14 weeks.

CitizenOscar Sat 05-Jan-13 18:42:35

Esme80 I keep thinking I feel flutters too. It's DC2 for me & didn't feel anything with DS til much later but I also put it down to wind last time but now I know what it feels like so maybe?? Definitely starting to feel altogether more real! grin

wifey6 Sat 05-Jan-13 18:44:15

I wasn't going to post either..incase i was wrong...but have felt little flutters for the last few days toosmile

14+1

VinegarDrinker Sat 05-Jan-13 19:03:39

Yep definite flutters here for the last few days, too. This is DC2, felt DS1 around 18wks. It's certainly not impossible smile

14+4

cakeandwine Sat 05-Jan-13 19:05:55

I sometimes feel like I can feel something but then I've had that when I haven't even been pregnant confused I wonder if it is just my mind.

However I have definitely been having Brixton hicks - tummy tightening for a few weeks and I suppose it's because this is no. 5 and no longer have any kind of stomach muscles. I did read somewhere once that Brixton hicks occur through out pregnancy but only feel them sporadically as opposed to them coming on sparodically...if you know what I mean. Anyone else had them already? I am going to concentrate on spotting baby movements now

photographerlady Sat 05-Jan-13 19:09:29

slouch I'm hoping to hand work my letter at the end of the month. So scared cause my work is being half bought out by a big company and all my meetings the last week have been about the work load increase come June. I am starting my leave April 22, which will start with 22 days annual leave then mat leave June 1st which might lead me out of a job but we will see :/

esme80 Sat 05-Jan-13 19:17:32

Maybe Im not crazy then and actually feeling movement...

I have a question for you who have a few dcs about after pains. Just popped in my head now as was just reading something about them the other day, hadnt heard of it before... With which pg did you start feeling after pains? Only having one dc didnt have any so curious (scared)...

Cutandstick Sat 05-Jan-13 19:37:33

Been feeling 'something' the last few days, when I have lain down in the evening... Though its my first so I don't know!
15+2

cakeandwine Sat 05-Jan-13 19:59:22

Esme80 for me after pains were definitely the worst after dc3, in fact I don't really remember with dc4 but dc3 terrible and linked to breast feeding. The midwives were great though and gave me loads of painkillers. It was like having contractions again but with added hurdle of a new baby attached to your boob, but honestly don't last long. The first day the worst. That's my experience, I have a friend who had bad after pains after dc1.

Twinklestarstwinklestars Sat 05-Jan-13 20:05:45

I had horrendous after pains with dc2 but I was expressing as he was in scbu and apparently breast feeding helps your uterus contract back faster, I stopped expressing because of it. Am dreading it this time!

With dc2 I felt movement like little taps at 13 weeks, dc1 was like butterflies at 20 weeks.

dinkystinky Sat 05-Jan-13 20:10:11

They were pretty similar after both births for me - though I was in better shape after DS2 so probably noticed them more...

CrispCraver Sat 05-Jan-13 20:23:01

Hi all, hope you don't mind another member in this group! Been stalking a while for advice and answers, so thank you all! This is our first baby, I'm due 15th July and had my 12wk scan Thursday. All looked good, but yet again I have no idea what to expect and of what is to come!

Have been extremely tired this past couple of weeks and bad headaches have kicked in which last hours..... I thought symptoms were supposed to ease off at this time?!?

Hahaha ama had the same problem yesterday, just couldn't get the bath full enough without it running out the overflow so they did get rather chilly...

MightBeMad Sat 05-Jan-13 21:02:11

Oh no don't tell. E the headaches are yet to ke?? They were the worst bit with dc1 and I was hoping I was going to give them a miss this time around..,

Welcome crisp

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MightBeMad Sat 05-Jan-13 21:02:32

Excuse the awful typos!

dinkystinky Sat 05-Jan-13 22:01:28

Welcome crispcraver - the headaches could be hormones or dehydration. Keep your fluids up and hopefully this phase will pass soon.

SlouchingPanda Sat 05-Jan-13 22:16:42

Love the name CrispCraver, welcome and congratulations!

Cutandstick Sat 05-Jan-13 22:17:18

Anyone else having pains in their lower rib cage? Aching muscle type - back and front?
Also cake I had like a muscle spasm of my womb- best way to describe it driving to work on Friday, is that Brixton hicks? I had aches all morning, but then it settled. I've just decided that everything must be normal and I'll assume all these weird pains are unless I know otherwise
smile

trickybarmby Sat 05-Jan-13 22:19:44

am feeling your pain crisp craver sad really bad headaches im on baby number 3 and dont remember having any with the other 2 but these are unbearable! sad sad sad x

cogitosum Sun 06-Jan-13 09:42:48

Hi everyone. I joined a previous thread but very tentatively as I was nervous having has a mmc earlier in the year... I've had my 12 week scan now so feeling confident enough to join properly. I'm due 12th July do just over 13 weeks.

Thinkingof4 Sun 06-Jan-13 09:45:10

I've had some stonking headaches too crispcraver but definitely worse when I forget to drink. I'm hoping they'll settle down soon

Nice to hear people are feeling flutters, it's such a lovely thing but I'm still waiting for anything convincing- might have felt something last night but not sure

AmaDablam Sun 06-Jan-13 09:55:46

Welcome crispcraver - like others I love the name, it pretty much describes me over the last few weeks! I have had a lot of headaches too, which seem to be linked to the times I feel the most sick. I suspect it is hormonal as they are similar to the ones I used to get when I was on the pill.

cut I have had those pains too. Sometimes they are slightly higher up though, round the sides and back in line with boobs, so I think they may be caused by the extra weight up there. I intend to get measured up for a new bra next week, something I've been putting off for a while, and hope this might help.

Yesterday I had a really sharp pain in my lower abdomen which was gone within seconds. As I yelled ouch and doubled over, DH asked "ooh was that a kick"? Had to explain that a) it's too soon for that (or is it, going by what some people have said?!) and b) kicks are not supposed to hurt, especially when you first start feeling them. As it was over so quick and not happened again I'm pretty sure it's nothing to worry about, but did give me a bit of a fright at the time as far more painful than any of the aches and pains I've felt so far.

Have a good day everyone...

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Runswithsquirrels Sun 06-Jan-13 10:13:18

Oo I've had some pains left and right where everything is stretching. They do hurt!
I was craving crisps early on but now they make me feel ill, which is probably just as well!
I've had flutters too, I can't wait to feel a kick!

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photographerlady Sun 06-Jan-13 10:44:58

Morning all! I hear you on the stretching thing, keeps sneaking up on me. Sooooo lots of lovely scan this week, who's going for one? Mines Wednesday smile

AmaDablam Sun 06-Jan-13 10:58:59

Mine's Wednesday too photographer smile Can't wait but also starting to feel a little nervous hmm

Just weighed myself and lost another 2.5 lbs since Friday confused Feels weird to be willing the scales to go up rather than down for the first time in my adult life! Please come back, appetite! Poor DH is on a diet and has lost less - how ironic!

photographerlady Sun 06-Jan-13 11:04:34

My DH has gained 10lbs since the start of my pregnancy lol poor him he feels so bad about it. It's mainly because I brought a lot of salt n vinegar crisps in the house to easy my nausea.

I am nervous too about the scan but at the sametime relieved to find out how things are going. After fertility clinics and endless bfn I am abut over emotional about being pregnant for the first time. Hormones aren't helping I cry at adverts now smile

photographerlady Sun 06-Jan-13 11:06:08

P.S. I shouldn't use my phone to reply because of typos heehee

MightBeMad Sun 06-Jan-13 12:16:35

Mine's tomorrow morning! Eeeeeeeeeek!!

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ArkadyRose Sun 06-Jan-13 13:04:05

Wednesday morning for me too - 9:50am. OH is coming with me; we're dropping DD3 off at school first then we'll head up together.

Last week I had a dream about having an ultrasound - it was a nice & reassuring. Last night I dreamed I was miscarrying. I think my subconscious can't make its mind up what it wants.... hmm

VinegarDrinker Sun 06-Jan-13 13:09:45

Good luck to everyone with scans.

I'm finally feeling more normal (at 14+5) and resolved to get back exercising as I feel the size of a house and so flabby. I normally cycle to work so back on the bike tomorrow (unless it's pissing it down).

DS1 is trying to stop napping which I'd exactly what I don't need at the moment so trying to exhaust him enough every day so he'll sleep. Mixed results so far!

AmaDablam Sun 06-Jan-13 13:10:55

Me too photographer, especially the Boots one where the teenage girls buy their mum make up and get her to go out on dates! No idea why that one gets me, maybe the thought that this little dot may one day be looking out for me.

wifey6 Sun 06-Jan-13 13:13:32

Good luck to everyone who have scans next week!

<waves to cogito>
I've got 2 scans this week. One tomorrow (12 weeks exactly) then the NHS one on Thursday. Can't quite believe I've made it this far but v chuffed. Long may it continue!
Sounds like a big week for scans for lots of us grin

Hai1988 Sun 06-Jan-13 13:55:20

Had scan last.week everything was great a few days further along than.i.thought, am.due 12th now. Cud some1 update my stats as on phone.

Getting really bad headaches aswell atm and lots of streching going on aswell.

Grannyapple Sun 06-Jan-13 15:23:45

Hi ladies...I too have a scan this week (fri)...will be 12 + 3 then..can't come quick enough!

I too thought I felt flutters in fri evening in bed lying on me left side (had same with ds tho not until 16wks)...thought it was a bit early but defo felt like movement flutters...

Currently on a cooking mission this avo to try to be organised for next weeks meals...roasted carrot soup almost done, then into the Greek lamb & macaroni cheese bake..yum! Thankfully ds likes the food too so easy to get his meals prepped too!

Enjoy the rest of your w/e ladies x

Thundercatz Sun 06-Jan-13 17:29:03

Thank you slouching for your kind words. We have done quite a bit of research and now just hoping that the test goes ok and results are clear. We should know by this time next week so fingers crossed. My excitement is currently tempered in the meanwhile..

I almost don't believe myself when I say this but I'm not imagining it - I swear I've felt occasional pulses/flutters on my lower left since around 10+ weeks. And when I had 12 week scan that's where baby was... Everything I've read though seems to say that's not possible so early as it's my first baby... But it felt like nothing else I've experienced!

dinkystinky Sun 06-Jan-13 17:29:19

Good luck for all the scans this week. Wow, thats a big cook up you did Grannyapple! Can I come to tea?

Had a lovely weekend with DH and the boys - stickman show, wagamamas and Tim Walker exhibition at Somerset House on Saturday and Corams fields, brunch and Seussical the musical today. I think I must be subconsciously trying to cram in as much as possible before no 3 arrives... I caught myself suggesting a camping holiday to DH yesterday (I am not a big fan of camping normally) for the May half term. Am blaming the pregnancy hormones....

dinkystinky Sun 06-Jan-13 17:31:19

Xpost Thundercatz - you are clearly just very in tune with your body! Hope all goes smoothly.

twirliedobbit Sun 06-Jan-13 17:37:27

Been off over Xmas as just so much going on 3dcs and working all over Xmas sad but finally getting back to normal, well as normal as possible with 2 full time working parents and also trying to sell our house.
Good luck to all of you with scans this week, it's such a nice feeling seeing little bubba on screen twisting and turning away in there.
For those suffering with headaches drink more!!! Could be dehydration. I have massive problems as I am hardly ever thirsty, I could honestly cope with 1 cup of tea in the morning and no more but have to get work colleagues and dh to just keep putting glasses of water in front of me.
I'm not feeling anything yet either but still only 13+3 so still time.
Am def in the maternity trousers though, can just about fit in normal ones but they cut in when I'm sitting on the sofa at my desk.
Anyone still got the rage? I flit between that and crying at what a bad mother I am and why did I ever think 4 was a good idea confused

ArkadyRose Sun 06-Jan-13 17:39:01

I've been feeling flutters myself - usually in the evening when I'm in bed and relaxing. This will be my 4th baby though, so I'm probably a bit better at recognising it by now. smile It's different to bubbles of gas - though I've noticed there's usually a bit more movement when my stomach's been noisy. Guess it's not just my OH that is kept awake by my tummy rumbling!

Supershiv1 Sun 06-Jan-13 18:09:38

I've my 'proper' dating scan on Tuesday 2:35.
I must try to stay calm for this one and not laugh so much and try and get a better gander.
Good luck all!

OhGood Sun 06-Jan-13 18:13:16

Good luck for all with scans and welcome to the delurkers. Thunkderkatz will be crossing fingers all goes well.

Anyone with 2 DCs - any tips on introducing pregnancy/sibling to DC1? I told DD I was pregnant, and she's made it quite clear that I am HER mummy and told me, pointing accusingly at my tummy, 'I don't know who THAT baby's mummy is.' V funny but slightly alarming!

dinkystinky Sun 06-Jan-13 18:19:34

Ohgood we had 2 books for Ds1 that worked - There's a house inside my mummy and Our new baby (a picture book) and we talked lots with him about all the cool things he could show and teach to the baby.Don't know how old your dd is but Ds2 was 2 and a half at the time.

wifey6 Sun 06-Jan-13 20:47:45

Told our DS 2.7yrs & he's heard baby's heartbeat & he says 'my baby' & will pat & kiss my bump which is lovely.
Food question~has anyone else gone from 'couldn't eat even if paid' to 'wow...is that edible?'
I have such an appetite in the evening that it's crazy!

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JessicaMLH Sun 06-Jan-13 20:52:06

Hi everyone, another newbie here smile been lurking on MN for a little while on and off, but would be nice to get more involved now I'm pregnant.

Second DC, 11+1, due 27th July. Got my scan on 15th Jan grin but with DD they put my dates back by 5 days... so who knows I could be joining the August club in a week haha!

ArkadyRose Sun 06-Jan-13 20:57:05

wifey I still feel queasy from the moment I get up, but I seem to develop more of an appetite once it's evening and tend to find myself snacking after dinner. In fact I was just thinking about going and getting myself a bowl of cereal....

specialknickers Sun 06-Jan-13 20:57:41

Oh stickman! I took ds to see that before Christmas - at the soho theatre, wonder if we saw the same one.

I've also gone from not fancying food to wanting to eat the entire planet. Can't seem to stop eating at the moment. God knows how much weight I'm going to put on at this rate...

Ds came with us to the scan so he knows there's a baby in mummy's tummy. He's 3. He doesn't seem that bothered so far, but he really likes babies so maybe we'll get away with it (till the baby's here and he realises that it's not going back anyway!)....

specialknickers Sun 06-Jan-13 20:59:46

Arcady I am eating a chocolate muffin as I type. It's my second. Shhhhh don't tell anyone...

VinegarDrinker Sun 06-Jan-13 21:07:22

I haven't felt hungry since my BFP but the only way of tackling my nausea is to eat, and once I start I can't stop blush All crap stuff, too, couldn't really stomach much except carbs (although getting a bit more back to normal this week). I find myself having to cook/eat because of DS1 whereas if I was at home alone I probably would go the whole day without eating.

ArkadyRose Sun 06-Jan-13 21:12:29

specialknickers I'd kill for a chocolate muffin. I have a bowl of plain malt wheats - I'd rather have Coco Pops but we haven't got any.

wifey6 Sun 06-Jan-13 21:12:42

Arkady...ooooo a bowl of cereal!! I've just had a bowl of Special K which is my absolute 'must eat' at the moment. smile
Does anyone also believe in the gender theory that sugar cravings = girl & savory cravings =boy ?
I was told this when pregnant with DS & I was all for savory food with him.

Twinklestarstwinklestars Sun 06-Jan-13 21:20:44

Wifey I craved haribo with ds1 and would eat a bag a dayblush! With ds2 I craved savoury and had a totally different pregnancy so thought girl but it was a boy, I am having a totally different pregnancy this time too and not really craving anything yet so will see in July!

elliejjtiny Sun 06-Jan-13 21:28:54

Can't remember who was asking about this but in my area the NHS antenatal classes are held at surestart centres so will usually be local.

Been feeling a few flutters but often with farting so could be wind.

I always thought the savoury/sweet craving thing was accurate but this time I keep switching between crisp and cake cravings so maybe this baby is confused!

Is it still normal to be weeing 3 times a night? Surely he should have moved off my bladder and out of my pelvis by now?

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All this talk of chocolate muffins, really want one now! Am def needing more sweet than savoury but was always like that anyway.
Hot food is like the devil... Even have to leave my toast to cool down and leave the room while it's on as I can't bear the smell. Cereal is also my staple like wifey , that was tonight's dinner! Luckily DP works nights and I don't have any dc so I can get away with it...
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dinkystinky Sun 06-Jan-13 22:32:52

Yep special knickers- it was the same one.

I mainlined Haribo when pregnant with ds2 and had to have cheese and pickle sandwiches when pregnant with DS1 so the sweet/savoury doesn't ring true for me. MIL lived on ice cream and candy floss when expecting DH(and only put on a stone) and plums with his sister (and put on 4 stone - go figure!) So maybe I should blame it on DH's wierdo genes...

twirliedobbit Mon 07-Jan-13 08:44:30

Ooo I love cereal, just hate milk and can't stand too much dry cereal (makes me feel like a cat!) so have to eat it really quickly if I ever have it and can only have freshly bought milk. I know I am fussy grin

AmaDablam Mon 07-Jan-13 08:55:13

My latest craving seems to be salad of all things. DH made one at the weekend and it literally seemed like the best thing I'd ever tasted! I think that's more to do with my body needing the vitamins and minerals than whether it's a boy or a girl - my diet's been so shocking over the past few weeks that I think it's only my ante-natal supplement that's kept me going....

(Not that I'm trying to be all smug because I'm craving something healthy, the second helping of apple strudel with cream went down quite well last night too!!)

Have a good start to the week, all.

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twirliedobbit Mon 07-Jan-13 09:12:29

Snap amadablam I had a cheese salad yesterday it was amazing!! Even better when finished of with the stawberry cheesecake Hagen daaz grin

dinkystinky Mon 07-Jan-13 11:05:12

Ok now I have pregnancy rage - have just done my tax return and our accounts department have fucked up again - second year in a row - meaning I have to find £3k to pay the tax man by the end of the month. Ready to scream!

wifey6 Mon 07-Jan-13 11:38:59

Oo no dinky...that's awful! No wonder you're feeling the rage!

Thinkingof4 Mon 07-Jan-13 11:46:06

Ah dinky that's terrible... And reminds me I better do mine soon

Ive been craving lots of citrus type stuff, can only face toast and marmalade in mornings! Plus fresh orange. But the same with all of them, maybe less craving salty stuff than with. Ds1 and ds2 when I lived on crisp and dip. I don't think it's linked to gender from my experience

dinkystinky Mon 07-Jan-13 11:50:06

Thanks for the sympathy Thinking and Wifey! Wouldnt be so bad if they hadnt cocked up last year too - it took me 6 months to get straight financially last year after having to scrape the tax payment together. Can foresee it being as bad, if not worse, this year...

Wow! Still in shock after lovely scan, but they said either it's a big baby or i am actually 15 weeks and some instead of 13, so now due date is 27th june. I would like to stay on this thread please because i am always overdue by miles even if they are right with new dates. Hope everyone else has a good scan this week

Dinky v sorry for moronic accounting, nightmare.

wifey6 Mon 07-Jan-13 13:40:16

princess...that's wonderful! Wow 15 weeks instead of 13. smile Yes do stay here, we've all like a little family now. smile

dinkystinky Mon 07-Jan-13 14:13:41

Definitely stay on here Princess - you and your baby and the other late June ladies on the thread will lead the way grin

photographerlady Mon 07-Jan-13 15:07:34

Heehee congrats princess smile

specialknickers Mon 07-Jan-13 15:10:29

Just had my flu jab and feeling a bit wobbly about it. I did lots of research about the pros and cons and felt very undecided but went ahead anyway... Can anyone reassure me that I've done the right thing? I declined with ds because I couldn't convince myself it was totally safe - but this time I'm so much more unhealthy and exposed to way more germs (having a little one at nursery means you catch everything, in my experience)... I couldn't cope with ds if I got seriously ill. I sound a bit pathetic really don't I, but I can't stop myself worrying about it. I don't think I could bare to lose another baby.

MightBeMad Mon 07-Jan-13 15:10:57

Dinky if it's for the year just ended (11/12) you can ask the revenue to adjust your tax code for next year I think and repay it monthly that way. Worth a call to them?? (as someone who also just had to find 3k for the tax man I really feel your pain!!). angry

Princess congrats on good scan!! And lovely to jump ahead a bit too smile

My scan was also good smile

MightBeMad Mon 07-Jan-13 15:15:31

Special I've had it too. Spoke to a virologist friend who totally convinced me. The vaccine is really safe and people don't realise how serious flu can be, especially in pg women. At best, horrid and ill for weeks on end, at worst your family could lose you and the baby to it. Fwiw, and I appreciate people have different views and totally understand the anxiety about it, I think you did the right thing. I'll be having the whooping cough one too if that's offered when we reach 3rd tri. smile

wifey6 Mon 07-Jan-13 15:19:47

might...that's great news your scan went well. smile
special...I had it about 4+ weeks ago now. I did research & made the nurse tell me all about it before she gave it to me. smile
I felt a bit flu-like about 2 weeks later..but only lasted 48 hours. This was before our scan & baby was absolutely perfect.

photographerlady Mon 07-Jan-13 16:15:09

special I debated mine for the longest time but my office is always full of sneezing and coughing. They never take off work either when sick. I just didn't want to risk a bad flu.

Was tough though as I would never get one if I wasn't pregnant and my DH didn't ask me.

Thundercatz Mon 07-Jan-13 16:24:28

special support for flu jab here too. I had it very early on in my preg (and have had it last 3 years as was offered it at work) and i feel I had genuinely strengthened my immune system. And that's invaluable during pregnancy when you body is already going through the mill in growing the baby (don't I know it going by how exhausted I constantly feel!) I think you've done the right thing.

I'm 13+5 according to scan or 13+3 according to lmp. Who knows?!

notprincesskate Mon 07-Jan-13 16:24:55

Great news from scanee's today.
Can anyone shed any light on the great mystery that is MS, I had reasonable nausea from 6-10 weeks, I described it as a hangover that I ate my way through as it seemed to keep the nausea away, I retched a few times, mostly at particular smells but was never sick. The last few days I've been retching as soon as I've got out of bed, then nausea for a couple of hours which wears off, today I was sick for the first time, which got rid of my nausea completely, I'm 14 weeks- is this MS or I'm I getting some bug? not felt or been sick since. Feeling very sorry for myself as also on jury service this week, so can't even hide away at home!

photographerlady Mon 07-Jan-13 17:24:42

notprinc I still get retching in the morning as well but I get through it by the time I'm out the door for work. I had horrible MS from week 6-10, sudden after the holidays it's worn off side from my morning retch of a bit of nausea if I don't snack on apples or something filling between meals (which are still pretty small). I think it might just still be the weaning process of MS. I'm 12w 4days.

dinkystinky Mon 07-Jan-13 17:25:49

Mightbemad - am doing my sums to figure out if I can do that. Bloody tax man!

Special - I didnt have the flu jab (as I come down with the most horrendous flu every time I have the jab but otherwise pretty much avoid it, touch wood) but can totally understand why people who dont have such an adverse reaction to it would go for the flu jab.

MrsMillions Mon 07-Jan-13 17:53:36

Twirliedobbit I hate soggy milky cereal too. Can just about cope with the milk on Cocoa Pops (healthy I know) but otherwise I have muesli with fruit juice to soften it. Apple works well, as does cranberry, or anything similar. Orange is not right for this at all in my opinion but lovely to drink. Alternatively natural yoghurt can work well especially if you top with fruit (fresh or stewed).

CottonSock Mon 07-Jan-13 18:20:19

twirliedobbit I have identical cereal habits too. In fact my hate of milk was having me worried I was not getting enough calcium so have been eating way more cheese than normal. Lasagne for tea smile

I am pro flu jab. Had it at 6 weeks and have avoided some pretty nasty bugs since. My nurse thinks you are more likely to get a bug after it if you already fighting a bug.

I went on a nice hike yesterday. Only problem (apart from nearly getting lost on hills in fog and dark!) was that it felt like baby sitting on my bladder. Really uncomfortable all day and lots of running into bushes! However, it was nice to enjoy my higher levels of energy. Saturday I felt awful, so it really comes and goes.

Today I feel like I was getting kicked in the cervix. Sudden sharp pains. not nice!

Well done on new scans and hello newbies.

16 weeks today smile

specialknickers Mon 07-Jan-13 18:28:48

Thanks everyone. I'm just going to try and forget about it and get on with being pregnant.

Congratulations to the happy scanners, it's such a great milestone to reach.

photographerlady Mon 07-Jan-13 19:01:45

So anyone playing the guessing game on sex? Sex or the baby I mean that came out wrong lol

My DH says its a girl, no question. I know it's months away but I have a pocket dobbler and only get a heartbeat on the left side, apparently according to my DH left side means girl.

I have seen some weird things on birthclub groups on Facebook from wearing on baking soda to the shape of the baby's forehead on the scan. Oh and the nub test but I'm just not seeing it.

AmaDablam Mon 07-Jan-13 19:12:31

special I had the flu jab more or less as soon as I found out I was expecting. This was after reading all the posters in the GP surgery about how pg women should have it and doing a bit of research, which seemed overwhelmingly to suggest that the vaccine is totally safe, whilst actually having the proper flu is anything but.

TwoOfThree Mon 07-Jan-13 19:19:04

Hi There Ladies can I join in too? Been lurking for a while bit feeling brave enough to join now I have had my first scan! Had it on Saturday and I'm a bit further along than we thought, due on the 10th.

Lovely meet you all, Netmums has been a great source of information so far!

Mizar Mon 07-Jan-13 19:27:06

Special - I had my flu jab back in November and think it was the right thing to do.

I am never really sick, and very rarely have to take time off work, yet this weekend have come down with the most amazingly horrendous cold that has me out flat. Combined with MS which was just retching but is now occasionally escalating to actually being sick (again which I never do), it's no fun.

Given I'm like this with a cold, I absolutely dread to think what it would be like with actual flu. I think our bodies are all immuno supressed so we don't reject the baby, and as a result we are more likely to get colds etc and for them to be worse when we get them.

Of course I will be eating my words if it continues much longer and becomes actual flu - but I'm pretty sure it's more a bad case of man flu! I have also given it to DH who is much more susceptible to these things anyway, so he is absolutely ecstatic as you can imagine.

13 exactly!

flyingsprocket Mon 07-Jan-13 19:38:11

I'd like to get the flu jab. I rarely get ill & before Christmas I got a chest infection/cough/cold. Coupled with the tiredness from being PG I was completely wiped out. I want to avoid that happening again. Do you just go to your GP & ask for it?

Great news on the scans ladies! Only 4 more sleeps til ours!

ArkadyRose Mon 07-Jan-13 19:43:08

I shan't be having the flu jab. I think each of us has to weigh up the pros & cons for ourselves and make our own decisions though.

MightBeMad Mon 07-Jan-13 20:01:27

Flying, yes, you can call your go or midwife to find out where it's available. The hospital I had my scan in today was running a drop in clinic next to the ultrasound dept for women to pop in and get the jab after their scans. Maybe yours is doing something similar?

Arkady, yes, I totally agree, these things are very much an individual decision. I'm sorry if in my reassurance of special I seemed to suggest otherwise or to be at all critical of anyone who decides differently to me; that totally wasn't my intention.

Cutandstick Mon 07-Jan-13 20:09:53

Hi princess, we're due date twins! I'm also 27th! Exciting times!!

Supershiv1 Mon 07-Jan-13 21:05:37

Ooooh oooo getting a bit nervous about scan tomorrow.
Reassured after epu one last week but am still leaking orangey/pink/brownish when I wipe. At least I will be in the right place to ask questions.
Had the flu jab on the 20th. Seems ok but arm was really sore for a few days!
In other news I bought a 36DD bra in the sales and it fits. How could I have been so wrong for so long????

Runswithsquirrels Mon 07-Jan-13 21:10:05

First day back at school was exhausting - and there were no children! I hope they are kind to me tomorrow!

MightBeMad Mon 07-Jan-13 21:37:24

Good luck for tomorrow shiv and any anyone else scanning tomorrow x

MarieKL Mon 07-Jan-13 22:08:12

Just catching up on the thread after a few days visiting my parents and friends. Welcome to everyone who's joined the thread. It's lovely to hear about all the scans. I hope they go well.

I'm impressed some are feeling flutters already. I didn't feel anything until 24 wks with DS and then it just made the MS worse!

Good luck to all those telling work as well. I haven't said anything yet as I'm on a fixed term contract which will end before my due date but probably need to say something soon as it now looks like it may be extended!

Still debating whether to have the flu jab. I did with DS but I communted into London then and it was at the height of the bird flu scare. Now I just can't seem to find a time when it wouldn't matter too much if I felt rotten a few days later.

Ditto runswithsquirrels, although the kids were in today. Shame maternity leave can't start now, feel like death after one day!

Oh and as people have been asking, I had the flu jab before I even knew I was pregnant, maybe 4 weeks, as I have athsma. Didn't get any side effects other than a sore arm from the injection.

AmaDablam Tue 08-Jan-13 06:38:03

Good luck with your scan today supershiv and anyone else having them. Mine was meant to have been this morning but had to change it to tomorrow due to stupid work sad. Still, not long to wait now grin.

Have a good Tuesday everyone, and good luck to all the teachers who have their first day back at school with kids today! I'm not a teacher but also set to have a really busy/stressful one today and dreading to think how I'm going to get through confused

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Twinklestarstwinklestars Tue 08-Jan-13 07:14:35

First day back to work for me as a childminder, am dreading it as feel shattered already without school run!

Good luck to all having scans, I had the flu jab in nov and usually it makes me feel bad for a few days but it was fine this year, I had flu when pregnant with ds2 and he stopped growing after, maybe coincidence but I wasn't going to risk it.

photographerlady Tue 08-Jan-13 09:44:23

I am so sore today sad

I was so tired and uncomfortable in my clothes yesterday, jeans on my hip bone and just so bloated. Then was in cramping pain last night and today so tender and sore and pain around my tummy and lower sides. I have no idea how much pain is too much pain :/

Scan tomorrow, maybe that worrying is making me worse.

MightBeMad Tue 08-Jan-13 10:10:33

Photo I am sore yest and today too. In my case I think maybe it was the jeans pressing uncomfortably and also subconsciously as a result me holding my tummy in. Do you have any really loose comfy trousers you could put on and see if that helps?

specialknickers Tue 08-Jan-13 11:14:01

MarieKL - are you sure you'll react badly to the jab? It's 24 hrs since mine and no side affects yet apart from a sore arm.

emblosion Tue 08-Jan-13 11:26:19

Hi all, hope everyone ok? I am suck at the mo - typical when I have exams this week. Bah.

Agree flu jab v personal decision. I had mine back in November. No side effects at all other than sore arm. Had it with ds in first trimester also & all was fine. Will be getting the whooping cough too when I get to 28 weeks .

photographerlady Tue 08-Jan-13 12:50:18

might you know I do think its my jeans too. Today it's my lower hip bone sides that hurt and my tummy like I pulled a muscle. Hoping 1 day of bad jean wearing isn't hurting the little bean. So tender but big baggy trousers today, learned my lesson

dinkystinky Tue 08-Jan-13 13:31:37

Good luck for your scan today Supershiv and all those others having scans.

Photographerlady - I think you are doing the right thing wearing dresses/stretchy trousers for a few days as it does sound like your jeans are hurting you (not the bean, who will be fine).

ArkadyRose Tue 08-Jan-13 14:40:03

emblosion Despite having a very real phobia of needles (seriously, it's a real fight-or-flight response - nearly broke a doctor's arm once when she sprung a needle on me unexpectedly, have also jumped out of a 1st floor window in sheer blind panic, have to be put under general anaesthetic with gas for any dental work - weirdly I can psych myself up for blood tests, but anything going in? No dice) I will be getting the whooping cough one in 3rd trimester as I nearly died of whooping cough as a baby because I was too young to be vaccinated. But I've weighed up the cons & pros on the flu vaccine and for me it's just not worth it. I do think every pregnant woman should have the whooping cough vaccine in third trimester though.

BB01 Tue 08-Jan-13 15:32:55

Good luck to all those getting scanned soon!

I had the flu when I was literally just 4 weeks PG and it knocked me for six. It was horrific. I was really ill for 2 weeks and took another week or so before I felt myself again, by which time the MS started :-/

I am on my fourth (!) attempt tomorrow to get the flu jab.
1st attempt - arrived at drop in session which had been told to go to as it was only chance to get it. Told can't have it as not yet 12 weeks' PG. Nurse said she'd book me in to have it separately as a special favour as they have nearly run out
2nd attempt - had bleeding on xmas eve. Had to have emerg scan (same time as jab - had to cancel!)
3rd attempt - GP receptionist had seemed doubtful as to whether there'd be any vaccine left but had booked me in anyway. Rung beforehand to check - they had run out!
4th attempt - watch this space!

Really want to have it as I pick up every virus going and it really was awful in early PG and can be really dangerous normally let alone if PG. Also risks for baby. No known negative side effects so for me the risk's worth it. Am also not too bothered re needles.

Bit ironic though as midwife and all all the info I was given by midwife etc urged me to get the flu jab and then there's not much available. If I'd got pregnant later than I did I'd probably have no chance of having it on NHS. Sounds like it is a supplier issue to be fair, but quite frustrating anyway.

BB01 Tue 08-Jan-13 15:35:52

Anybody know what their local process is for booking second scan? For the first the MW booked it but for second I wonder if she mentioned it was my responsibility. Unfortunately it's quite hard to get in touch with the midwife to ask her! Any idea what people normally do? It probably varies from place to place so maybe a silly question

wifey6 Tue 08-Jan-13 15:38:38

BB01...where abouts are you? I'm in the south west & the midwife sorts the first scan & then automatically the 20 week scan is sent by the hospital.

dinkystinky Tue 08-Jan-13 15:56:30

BB01 - I got booked in for second scan after first one. I suspect it varies from place ot place though. If you cant get flu jab on the NHS, Boots does them (or at least it does near my workplace) as does Nuffield Health - you'll need to pay for it but then, if you want the jab and cant get it on the NHS it may be worth doing.

ArkadyRose Tue 08-Jan-13 16:20:21

Co-op pharmacies do it as well for £20.

Abzs Tue 08-Jan-13 16:34:01

BB01 - where I am (Grampian) the midwife booked the 12 week scan, then before you leave the scanning dept the admin person books the next scan for you and writes it into the appointments list in your notes book.

You could phone the scanning dept reception and ask them if you can't get hold of the midwife. Or your GP reception would probably know.

Thinkingof4 Tue 08-Jan-13 16:36:20

I had flu jab through work before I got pg but would have had it if I had been pg. Ive had it during each pregnancy and also had swine flu one ?2 years ago when pg. I actually did then get a mild flu like illness later on and im convinced that I would have been a lot worse off had I not had it. That was at the time that there were heavily pg women seriously unwell (even dying) from swine flu so I felt pretty lucky. Obviously swine flu was a lot worse for pregnant women than normal flu though!! I'm not scaremongering or anything, it's a personal decision but im happy to take anything on offer!

I've had a late resurgence of ms too last few days but actually a bit better today.

15weeks

photographerlady Tue 08-Jan-13 17:10:59

Abzs is your next scan closer to 18 or 22 weeks?

MightBeMad Tue 08-Jan-13 18:26:40

Shiv how was the scan?? Anyone else had one today??

I think we have a whole crop of scanees tomorrow don't we?

I also had my 20 wk scan booked by the admin lady at the hospital after u'd had my 12 wk one.

Photo - are you feeling any more comfy after a day in comfy trous?

Supershiv1 Tue 08-Jan-13 18:47:31

Hi all.
Dating scan today makes me 12wks rather than 12+6 as per my dates.
Little Ribena wasn't as wriggly as last week but is 5.5cm. I was concerned as I had another bleed last night, including 'chopped liver' about the size of an egg yolk.
I have been told to rest....
Couldn't do nuchal scan as baby was in the wrong position. So I have to go for blood tests only in a couple of weeks.
In my scan they also found I have 2 fybroids in my womb. One 6cm and one 4cm (this explain s the years of heavy periods). The 6cm one seemed to be pushing on babies space quite a lot compared to the scan last week.
Probably a bit hormonal but I had so many questions to ask and then was pinning hopes on them being answered today and I feel I have more questions than answers and feel quite down. [Sad]

Cheeseandbread Tue 08-Jan-13 19:25:34

Supershiv sorry you seem to have more questions than answers today. Positive news that bean is growing though.

I told the head and other staff at work yesterday about being pregnant. Barely let the head get her coat off before I told her I had some news and could I talk to her. Everyone seemed positive which was nice.

Kids back today after INSET yesterday. Feeling shattered now with rugs and a hot water bottle on the sofa.

oh shiv, what a rough 24 hours. poor you, not knowing what exactly is going on must be torturous. alot of people on here have said they've had bleeds and gone on to have very healthy dcs. anything good you can do to cheer yourself up-i always favour a cadburys cream egg and a bath and radio 4, and if i am v low i get my best friend round and we dance to Dirty Dancing and sing badly. sending you a hug

cheese i am absolutely crackered too.my tummy is really tense and the nausea is bad which i think is due to tiredness. in bed but will have to get up soon to make supper.

princessllama-dc3-27th June
CottonSocks - 1st July
QuinandThem - 1st July
Badgerwife - DC2 - 1st July
Cutandstick - 2nd July
Runswithsquirrels - 2nd July
Thinkingof4- DC4 -2nd July
VinegarDrinker - DC2 - 2nd July
Persuasion - 3rd July
esme80 - 3rd july
Glup - 3rd July
BB01 - 4th July
Dinkystinky - DC3 - 4th July
elliejjtiny - 4th July
wifey6 - 5th July
Notprincesskate - DC2 - 5 July
OhGood - 5th July
PenguinsInThePantry - 5th July
marmitemad DC2 - 6th July
Gingerpanther27 - 7th July
TheQueensChristmasDinner - DC5 - 7th July
Abzs - DC1 - 7th July
Efme - 8th July
GeorgieWilson - 9th July
shelley72 - 9th July
Devilforasideboard - 10th July
Calmisthemantra - 11th July
Specialknickers - 11th July
MrsMillions - DC1 - 11th July
Emblosion - 12th July
mysterymeg - 12th July
Reikimummy - 12th July (DC1)
SlouchingPanda - 12th July
Thundercatz - 12th July
Twirliedobbit - DC4 - 12th July
Hai1988 - 14th July
LittleFlower888 - 14th July
Tashtastic - 14th July
Lizincornwall - 15th July
Mizar - 15th July
Guavasforbreakfast - DC1 - 16th July
paolocee/donna - 17th July
Supershiv1 - DC1 - 17th July
missmaybe - 18th July
MrsWildermac - 18th July
photographerlady - 18th July
GingerJulep - DC1 - 19th July
Niktasha - 19th July
whitedaffodil - 19th July
orangebubbles - DC2 - 20th July
Thinking positive thoughts - 20th July
AmaDablam - DC1 - 21st July
Beaditsback - DC2 - 21st July
butterflyexperience - 22nd July
Cheeseandbread - DC1 - 22nd July
BadMissM- DC2- 22nd July
Isitme1 - 23rd July
MightBeMad - 23rd July
ArkadyRose - 24th July
Boostar - 24th July
Cantreachmytoes - 24th July
Grannyapple - 24th July
Camb79 - 25th July
Sashabella0 - 25th July
MrsRoss26 - 26th July
BoyMeetsWorld - 27th July
marimama - 27th July
YikesHereWeGo - 27th July
Flyingsprocket - 31st July
SchroSawMummyRidingSantaClaus - Unknown

i have just update my due date. thank you for all cheery messages on the subject. cutandstick, i bet you beat me to it, in fact, i bet at least half of you do, i am a slow baker grin

Supershiv1 Tue 08-Jan-13 19:57:34

princessllama - mmmmmm Creme Egg!
In positive news if I am going mmmm Creme Egg the MS must be subsiding!

Just feel like i am on a treadmill with the antenatal care and there's no 121 time. Will call the mw in the morning I think as I must stop being all 'oooooh I mustn't bother them I will ask mumsnet instead'. x

Good luck to scannees tomorrow.
Updated my EDD as put back a week after today.

princessllama-dc3-27th June
CottonSocks - 1st July
QuinandThem - 1st July
Badgerwife - DC2 - 1st July
Cutandstick - 2nd July
Runswithsquirrels - 2nd July
Thinkingof4- DC4 -2nd July
VinegarDrinker - DC2 - 2nd July
Persuasion - 3rd July
esme80 - 3rd july
Glup - 3rd July
BB01 - 4th July
Dinkystinky - DC3 - 4th July
elliejjtiny - 4th July
wifey6 - 5th July
Notprincesskate - DC2 - 5 July
OhGood - 5th July
PenguinsInThePantry - 5th July
marmitemad DC2 - 6th July
Gingerpanther27 - 7th July
TheQueensChristmasDinner - DC5 - 7th July
Abzs - DC1 - 7th July
Efme - 8th July
GeorgieWilson - 9th July
shelley72 - 9th July
Devilforasideboard - 10th July
Calmisthemantra - 11th July
Specialknickers - 11th July
MrsMillions - DC1 - 11th July
Emblosion - 12th July
mysterymeg - 12th July
Reikimummy - 12th July (DC1)
SlouchingPanda - 12th July
Thundercatz - 12th July
Twirliedobbit - DC4 - 12th July
Hai1988 - 14th July
LittleFlower888 - 14th July
Tashtastic - 14th July
Lizincornwall - 15th July
Mizar - 15th July
Guavasforbreakfast - DC1 - 16th July
paolocee/donna - 17th July
missmaybe - 18th July
MrsWildermac - 18th July
photographerlady - 18th July
GingerJulep - DC1 - 19th July
Niktasha - 19th July
whitedaffodil - 19th July
orangebubbles - DC2 - 20th July
Thinking positive thoughts - 20th July
AmaDablam - DC1 - 21st July
Beaditsback - DC2 - 21st July
butterflyexperience - 22nd July
Cheeseandbread - DC1 - 22nd July
BadMissM- DC2- 22nd July
Isitme1 - 23rd July
MightBeMad - 23rd July
Supershiv1 - DC1 - 23rd July
ArkadyRose - 24th July
Boostar - 24th July
Cantreachmytoes - 24th July
Grannyapple - 24th July
Camb79 - 25th July
Sashabella0 - 25th July
MrsRoss26 - 26th July
BoyMeetsWorld - 27th July
marimama - 27th July
YikesHereWeGo - 27th July
Flyingsprocket - 31st July
SchroSawMummyRidingSantaClaus - Unknown

dinkystinky Tue 08-Jan-13 20:00:52

Hugs Supershiv. Did they say anything re the fibroids? A few days here or there on a dating scan does not really matter but you sound really worried and down about the bleeding and fibroids. Can you speak with your Gp or midwife team re your concerns?

Hi everyone!

I've been on the August thread for a little while, but it turns out I'm more pregnant than I thought! It's a bit intimidating coming over here when you're on thread 3 already. I've got a lot of catching-up to do!

I'm 12+5 with DC2. EDD 18/7. DD is almost 2.

Looking forward to getting to know you all.

princessllama-dc3-27th June
CottonSocks - 1st July
QuinandThem - 1st July
Badgerwife - DC2 - 1st July
Cutandstick - 2nd July
Runswithsquirrels - 2nd July
Thinkingof4- DC4 -2nd July
VinegarDrinker - DC2 - 2nd July
Persuasion - 3rd July
esme80 - 3rd july
Glup - 3rd July
BB01 - 4th July
Dinkystinky - DC3 - 4th July
elliejjtiny - 4th July
wifey6 - 5th July
Notprincesskate - DC2 - 5 July
OhGood - 5th July
PenguinsInThePantry - 5th July
marmitemad DC2 - 6th July
Gingerpanther27 - 7th July
TheQueensChristmasDinner - DC5 - 7th July
Abzs - DC1 - 7th July
Efme - 8th July
GeorgieWilson - 9th July
shelley72 - 9th July
Devilforasideboard - 10th July
Calmisthemantra - 11th July
Specialknickers - 11th July
MrsMillions - DC1 - 11th July
Emblosion - 12th July
mysterymeg - 12th July
Reikimummy - 12th July (DC1)
SlouchingPanda - 12th July
Thundercatz - 12th July
Twirliedobbit - DC4 - 12th July
Hai1988 - 14th July
LittleFlower888 - 14th July
Tashtastic - 14th July
Lizincornwall - 15th July
Mizar - 15th July
Guavasforbreakfast - DC1 - 16th July
paolocee/donna - 17th July
missmaybe - 18th July
MrsWildermac - 18th July
photographerlady - 18th July
TotallyEggFlipped - 18th July
GingerJulep - DC1 - 19th July
Niktasha - 19th July
whitedaffodil - 19th July
orangebubbles - DC2 - 20th July
Thinking positive thoughts - 20th July
AmaDablam - DC1 - 21st July
Beaditsback - DC2 - 21st July
butterflyexperience - 22nd July
Cheeseandbread - DC1 - 22nd July
BadMissM- DC2- 22nd July
Isitme1 - 23rd July
MightBeMad - 23rd July
Supershiv1 - DC1 - 23rd July
ArkadyRose - 24th July
Boostar - 24th July
Cantreachmytoes - 24th July
Grannyapple - 24th July
Camb79 - 25th July
Sashabella0 - 25th July
MrsRoss26 - 26th July
BoyMeetsWorld - 27th July
marimama - 27th July
YikesHereWeGo - 27th July
Flyingsprocket - 31st July
SchroSawMummyRidingSantaClaus - Unknown

BadMissM Tue 08-Jan-13 20:09:35

supershiv They found a cyst in my 12-week scan, and now my GP thinks it might be a fibroid too.... but they aren't looking further or doing anything about it.....

BadMissM Tue 08-Jan-13 20:12:51

Had my 12 week scan Friday, where they found this cyst/fibroid/whatever, but the baby doing fine. That said, the scan was abysmal, very fuzzy.

My PCT have told me they don't and won't do a Nuchal or combined despite the fact I'm 45...as far as I can tell only PCT that won't do it. They told me I could go to Manchester or Leeds (70/100 miles) and pay £180 for it if I wanted one. They wouldn't refer me....

They haven't booked next scan, and haven't had booking-in either... Wish I was still in London!

dinkystinky Tue 08-Jan-13 20:19:48

Welcome Totally!

BadmissM - I am appalled at your PCT! Where do you live? Just asking so I can use it for fodder with the move out from London conversations DH periodically starts.

photographerlady Tue 08-Jan-13 20:22:20

might yes my big baggy unfashionable jeans have seemed to help. Still tender. Going to keep them on the rest the week.

Side note: SCAN TOMORROW smile

MrsMillions Tue 08-Jan-13 20:26:23

Welcome eggflip!

Have been looking at NCT dates locally. I assumed I'd do a course finishing in June but we are on holiday with the in-laws for a week in early June (only the Lake District so not too far, FIL's 60th birthday present) which prevents that as wouldn't want to miss the 2 sessions inc breastfeeding that fall that week.

So do I pick a course ending in May, exactly 2 months before my due date, or one starting in June and finishing on 7th July, 4 days before I'm due?

13+5

BadMissM Tue 08-Jan-13 20:38:46

dinkystinky Just a few news stories about them...they are also known as 'the baby death trust'...

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-19812233

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cumbria-19647068

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cumbria-17273903

Morecambe Bay Hospitals (Lancaster, Barrow, Kendal), in case you're planning to avoid it like the plague.... I didn't realise there were such gaps in care until I left major cities....

Ama displaced Londoner, left there 8 years ago. Had DD in France, and am horrified at what appears to pass for maternity care here! shock

CitizenOscar Tue 08-Jan-13 20:40:59

MrsMillions - I'd do the later NCT course because if you have the baby say 6 weeks before everyone else on your course, you'll find they're still on maternity leave & then it'll probably be a few weeks after their babes are born before they want to meet, so your baby could be a couple of months old.

However, you could contact your local Nct and see what people locally usually do. Maybe you could join the "right" course but hop onto the breastfeeding session of a later/earlier course?

I found it really helped to have people going through the same thing at the same time - and in the early days a few weeks seems to make a big difference. Having said that, by 6 months it won't, but those early weeks are a key time for having support & company.

CottonSock Tue 08-Jan-13 20:42:13

MrsMillions my NCT booking lady said this 'We would usually recommend between 28-56 days between the end of the antenatal course and your expected due date.' Course I booked starts end of April, which seems soon, but the one after was finshing a week before due date.

Shiv - hope youre ok, poor you with extra stress of fibroids.

Beaditsback Tue 08-Jan-13 20:49:25

Scan was yesterday so changing due date on the list as brought forward a week
So sharing with tashtastic littleflower888 and hai1988
Pleased to see just the one on the scan which was really clear this time smile

princessllama-dc3-27th June
CottonSocks - 1st July
QuinandThem - 1st July
Badgerwife - DC2 - 1st July
Cutandstick - 2nd July
Runswithsquirrels - 2nd July
Thinkingof4- DC4 -2nd July
VinegarDrinker - DC2 - 2nd July
Persuasion - 3rd July
esme80 - 3rd july
Glup - 3rd July
BB01 - 4th July
Dinkystinky - DC3 - 4th July
elliejjtiny - 4th July
wifey6 - 5th July
Notprincesskate - DC2 - 5 July
OhGood - 5th July
PenguinsInThePantry - 5th July
marmitemad DC2 - 6th July
Gingerpanther27 - 7th July
TheQueensChristmasDinner - DC5 - 7th July
Abzs - DC1 - 7th July
Efme - 8th July
GeorgieWilson - 9th July
shelley72 - 9th July
Devilforasideboard - 10th July
Calmisthemantra - 11th July
Specialknickers - 11th July
MrsMillions - DC1 - 11th July
Emblosion - 12th July
mysterymeg - 12th July
Reikimummy - 12th July (DC1)
SlouchingPanda - 12th July
Thundercatz - 12th July
Twirliedobbit - DC4 - 12th July
Hai1988 - 14th July
LittleFlower888 - 14th July
Tashtastic - 14th July
Beaditsback - dc2 14th July
Lizincornwall - 15th July
Mizar - 15th July
Guavasforbreakfast - DC1 - 16th July
paolocee/donna - 17th July
missmaybe - 18th July
MrsWildermac - 18th July
photographerlady - 18th July
TotallyEggFlipped - 18th July
GingerJulep - DC1 - 19th July
Niktasha - 19th July
whitedaffodil - 19th July
orangebubbles - DC2 - 20th July
Thinking positive thoughts - 20th July
AmaDablam - DC1 - 21st July
butterflyexperience - 22nd July
Cheeseandbread - DC1 - 22nd July
BadMissM- DC2- 22nd July
Isitme1 - 23rd July
MightBeMad - 23rd July
Supershiv1 - DC1 - 23rd July
ArkadyRose - 24th July
Boostar - 24th July
Cantreachmytoes - 24th July
Grannyapple - 24th July
Camb79 - 25th July
Sashabella0 - 25th July
MrsRoss26 - 26th July
BoyMeetsWorld - 27th July
marimama - 27th July
YikesHereWeGo - 27th July
Flyingsprocket - 31st July
SchroSawMummyRidingSantaClaus - Unknown

MrsMillions I'd do the later course to meet people with a closer due date, but ask to join in the BF sessions from another group.

We signed up for the NCT classes last time, but ended up having DD on the night of the first class, so missed out completely!

Supershiv1 Tue 08-Jan-13 21:03:40

Ahh fibroids symroids. Will call the midwife tomorrow. Just the poor thing looked totally squashed today.
BadmissM - yes mine was really crappy (and squashy) today too. Quite glad I have the breakdancing one from Thursday.
Most concerned about the extra chopped liver bleeding from last night and my discharge on wiping that has now been going on since 27th Dec and no one seems to know why.
Will be OK. thanks

mysterymeg Tue 08-Jan-13 21:18:50

BadMissM my trust doesn't do NT either - Gloucestershire.

Scan today went well. Matched dates from last scan exactly so edd confirmed as 12 July. Met consultant for first time too and he was great - outlined my extra testing and plan for the pregnancy (kidney issues). Feels more official now.

13 + 4

dinkystinky Tue 08-Jan-13 21:46:21

Right Cumbria and Gloucestershire on my no-no list! BadmissM - antenatal care in the UK is a lot better than your local PCT usually...

ArkadyRose Tue 08-Jan-13 22:37:24

How's this for timing - I just started bleeding, & my scan is booked for 9:50am tomorrow morning. S at least I should get reassurance quite quickly. It's not heavy - mostly brown, stringy rather than clots. I'd guess it's just old blood being dislodged as the uterus lifts up over the pubic bone and nothing to worry about; I'm not cramping really - just the same twinges I've been getting the past week. It'll be good to see little one moving on the screen though.

12 weeks tomorrow.

mysterymeg Tue 08-Jan-13 22:40:51

I'm sure it''ll be fine Arkady - just extra reassurance. I had the same at 9 weeks but it's hard not to panic. Seeing little one will help though I'm sure smile

BadMissM Wed 09-Jan-13 02:31:11

dinkystinky You'll end up never moving...!

photographerlady Wed 09-Jan-13 05:56:23

ArkadyRose and everyone else good luck with your scans today. Mines at 9:30 as well and have been up since 5 too nervous to go back to sleep.

Still tender and sore all around my stomach but hoping to rush home after work tonight and sleep it off.

AmaDablam Wed 09-Jan-13 06:23:38

Eeeeeek! It's scan day!!!! Good luck Arkady, photographer and all other fellow scanees. We're keeping those sonographers busy today. Let's hope it's good news all round smile.

Mine's at 2.10 - still 8 whole hours away (not that I'm counting or anything!), but at least I have a busy morning at work to hopefully take my mind off it, and don't have to go back afterwards.

Photographer I had terrible stomach ache in the night too - not sure if it was nerves, the rather greasy pasta dish I had last night, baby-related or a combination of all...

supershiv really sorry to hear you've had more bleeding and your scan results were more complex than hoped. I hope you get to speak to someone today and everything comes right for you in the end.

12+3

ArkadyRose Wed 09-Jan-13 07:19:25

I had terrible insomnia last night - didn't drop off until somewhere around 5. Still bleeding this morning. OH is coming with me, thankfully, so I'm not doing the school run & trip up to the hospital on my own. Good luck to my fellow scannees!

Good luck everyone having scans today.

wifey6 Wed 09-Jan-13 07:54:30

Wishing everyone luck for their scans today..eeekkk...very exciting.
For those experiencing pain/bleeding..I hope this brings reassurance & that all is well.

MightBeMad Wed 09-Jan-13 08:38:33

Morning all!

Really good luck to all the scanees today! I hope you all get lots of reassurance.

Arkady sorry to hear you're having a bit of a scare but hopefully the scan will put your mind at rest. Glad dh is able to help this morning.

Shiv I have also been bleeding pretty much all the time since about 7 wks. Brown, ranging from spotting blood to brown discharge (sorry if tmi blush ). I gave mentioned it to everyone I've seen: gp, midwife, two sonographers and a consultant obstetrician and none of them have been remotely worried. No cause has been identified but I had exactly the same with my dd (who is totally fine) and was just told that "some women bleed in pregnancy". It's more a case of no news is good news - if they can't see an obvious cause for the blood then it is just 'normal' for you in pg. it is very anxiety inducing though. Second time round is not quite so scary, if that's any consolation?!

thinkingpositivethoughts Wed 09-Jan-13 08:47:35

Good luck on all the scanees today hope they bring you the relief I know feel!- had mine yesterday and now so excited, filled the whole day afterwards with telling people when I should have been working from home!

I was so worried beforehand that it feels like I've only just found out! DH said he didn't sleep at all last night, he was just looking at the picture for ages!

Feel like I can start planning now...

BadMissM Wed 09-Jan-13 08:51:50

Good luck Arkady and all the other scanees today! smile

Arkady That insomnia must be infectious...didn't get to sleep until 5, and had to be up for stupid delivery that COULD arrive between 8.00 and 12.00...grrr!

BB01 Wed 09-Jan-13 09:03:20

Best of luck to all those getting scanned today. Keep us updated!

It's so horrible bleeding even if you're told it's nothing to worry about or probably nothing. I'm still getting it on and off and every time it makes my heart race. But it sounds like it's a lot more common than people think. I mentioned it to my mum half thinking I'd shouldn't as she'd panic so much but she just said 'oh yes I had that too about the same time'.

Thanks all for the info re second scans - will try to track down the scanning dept number. Don't seem to have much luck getting through to anybody and it usually seems to be as I have the wrong no. Thanks also for info on private flu jab but to be surprise the doctor's called yesterday to say they'd tracked down one shot of it which has my name on it :-) so off to try again today!

dinkystinky Wed 09-Jan-13 09:21:43

Bleeding in pregnancy is surprisingly common BB01 but its not something you ever get told about in advance. Good luck to all those being scanned today and I hope those of you suffering from bleeds get reassurance all is ok today. Good luck with your fourth attempt on your flu jab BB01...

photographerlady Wed 09-Jan-13 09:35:17

Hope scans went well!

Just out of mine, new due date of July 15th. Little bean would not get off their belly. Lots of coughing and rolling on sides but about ten minutes in all they wanted to do was stare straight at the sonogram heehee. Feel like all the stress has drained from my body.

OhGood Wed 09-Jan-13 09:51:44

Shiv it's horrible being left with more questions than answers. Let us know what your midwife or GP says. Is this your first DC? Wondering if fibroids have developed between DCs (know nothing about it though must google.) Go easy on yourself - and same to BB and Arkady and everyone else in uncertain times.

I am working round the clock at the moment. We have these daily project meetings and I can feel my stress levels rocket during every one. I think I better start meditating or something. Or book a holiday! Just waiting to get thorugh next scan on Monday - hoping to get the all-clear for the bean...

MightBeMad Wed 09-Jan-13 10:16:06

Yey photographer - congratulations!!

flyingsprocket Wed 09-Jan-13 10:20:14

Good luck to all with scans, great to hear yours went well photographer

I woke up today thinking it was scan day (boo it's not Friday yet) bit unfortunately it's Wednesday & I've got to face the 120 mile round trip to work- Bleurgh.

ArkadyRose Wed 09-Jan-13 10:32:30

Just had scan, doesn't look good. Fetal pole only 2-3mm, no heartbeat. Currently waiting to be seen at EPAU - horrendous cramps have started & I'm absolutely flooding. sad

MightBeMad Wed 09-Jan-13 10:39:48

Oh arkady I'm so, so sorry sad I hope that they are kind to you at EPAU and can give you some painkillers to make this horrible experience a bit less physically painful. Huge hus to you x

Persuasion Wed 09-Jan-13 10:40:25

Oh no arkady I'm so sorry. Hope you've got some RL support?

BB01 Wed 09-Jan-13 10:43:45

ArkadyRose, I am so sorry to hear that. Can't imagine what you're going through. Please look after yourself. Massive hugs and thinking of you.

SlouchingPanda Wed 09-Jan-13 10:57:19

Arkady I am so sorry to hear your news. Thinking of you today.

Supershiv1 Wed 09-Jan-13 11:02:45

Arkady absolutely shattered for you. Puts all my moaning into perspective. Big big hugs xxx

BadMissM Wed 09-Jan-13 11:11:07

Oh Arkady have been there, and I know that nothing will make you feel better at the moment... love and hugs xxx

specialknickers Wed 09-Jan-13 11:20:13

Oh Arcady, I'm so so sorry. I know there's nothing anyone can say, it happened to me last year. Be as kind to yourself as you can and make sure everyone knows you need time. Lots of time. PM me if you like... like everyone else on this board, we're here for you if you need us.

dinkystinky Wed 09-Jan-13 11:23:39

Arkady ((hugs)) - I am so so sorry. Glad your DH is there with you.

photographerlady Wed 09-Jan-13 11:27:29

Arkady so sorry to hear, will be thinking of you and yours.

mysterymeg Wed 09-Jan-13 11:40:31

Oh Arkady I'm so sorry. Please look after yourself during this difficult time.

Lots of positive healing vibes coming your way from all of us.

Abzs Wed 09-Jan-13 11:49:31

Photographer - bang on 20 by dating from last scan.

I have an extra one next week (15) though to check on my cysts.

wifey6 Wed 09-Jan-13 12:04:13

Arkady...so sorry...it's devastating, I know only to well as unfortunately we suffered the same last year. I know no words can ease your pain, but please know we are all here for you. Support is here. I hope there are people in RL who are looking after you & of support. Be kind & gentle with yourself.
Thoughts & prayers are with you sweetheart. thanks

Abzs Wed 09-Jan-13 12:08:37

Arkady - so sorry for you. Hope EPU look after you.

esme80 Wed 09-Jan-13 12:08:59

Arkady I am so sorry. I will be thinking of you. Take care of yourself.

elliejjtiny Wed 09-Jan-13 12:13:29

Arkady so sorry. I've been where you are and I understand how you are feeling. On a practical note, kotex pads are really absorbant when you are flooding.

McKTastic Wed 09-Jan-13 12:24:15

Arkady am so sorry to read your news. Like others have said we've been there. I found out the same during my first pregnancy at the first scan - absolutely devastating. Thinking of you.

OhGood Wed 09-Jan-13 12:30:55

arkady oh god I am so sorry huge huge [hugs] and all virtual support from us here.

flyingsprocket Wed 09-Jan-13 13:49:13

So sorry arkady. Big hugs x

JessicaMLH Wed 09-Jan-13 13:56:51

Arkady so sorry for you, hope they're looking after you thanks

AmaDablam Wed 09-Jan-13 16:46:38

Arkady I'm so sorry to hear your news. Echoing what everyone else has said about looking after yourself and thinking of you lots.

AmaDablam Wed 09-Jan-13 16:54:16

Seems almost inappropriate to say now, but just to mention that my scan went well this afternoon and everything seems as it should be. Due date by LMP calculation is spot on with measurements so sticking at 21st July.

The sonographer couldn't do the nuchal fold measurement as the baby was stubbornly remaining in the wrong position. I'm OK with that though, as I was starting to err on the side of "perhaps it's best not to know" and I don't think I could go through with any of the more invasive tests if the risk did come back high. Got a few weeks to decide if I want the blood test instead, but in the meantime just enjoying and sharing the good news and feeling incredibly lucky.

wifey6 Wed 09-Jan-13 16:59:11

That's lovely news Ama.

OhGood Wed 09-Jan-13 17:00:36

ama no, it's good to hear good news.

thinkingpositivethoughts Wed 09-Jan-13 17:16:10

Arkady, I'm so sorry to hear your news. There is nothing that can be said to ease the pain right now, as others have said bekind to yourself and don't rush back to life ie work etc just give yourself some time.

Ama its lovely to hear your news

elliejjtiny Wed 09-Jan-13 17:23:08

Ama it's really good to hear your news.

So, so sorry Arkady. Really really sad for you, hope they take good care of you thanks

Ama glad to hear your news, mine was similarly stubborn and took AGES to finally get the measurement, got told off for not drinking enough confused.

Good luck to everyone else with scans coming up x

Supershiv1 Wed 09-Jan-13 17:28:49

Ama so we both had stubborn ones that refused to play ball for the NT!
Am looking to do a private one if anyone can recommend anywhere near Chester?
Midwife called back and reassured. Apparently fibroids are hormonal and will be growing because of the pregnancy hormones, but good news is super Ribena will soon be growing faster than the fibroids and pushing them out of the way. They will keep an eye on them during scans to make sure they don't obstruct the exit!
The fibroids are also likely to be the reason for the bleeding and my midwife has almost told me to resign myself to it throughout the pregnancy.
She also told me to stop with the aspirin (which I had when I started bleeding).
After years of painful clotty periods at least now I know what the culprits are (sorry TMI), but annoyed that 10 or so yrs ago when I was being checked for PCOS they didn't spot them.
At 37 this is DC1 for me.

AmaDablam Wed 09-Jan-13 17:31:04

Thanks ladies!

As if to remind me I'm not quite off the hook yet, MS is back with a vengeance - just thrown up for the first time since Christmas day.

Not going to let it put a dampner on my day though smile

AmaDablam Wed 09-Jan-13 17:36:26

Oh just saw your post too supershiv, that's great news smile. Seems to be quite a common thing with the NT screening - a friend of mine had the same too. She ended up going private and had really reassuring results - she doesn't live anywhere near Chester I'm afraid though.

ArkadyRose Wed 09-Jan-13 17:44:07

You are all so wonderful - I feel so touched to read such lovely messages. I'm being a little naughty & MNing from the ward on my phone - I miscarried in EPAU and had to be rushed straight into surgery for ERPC. It's all over now. They're keeping me in overnight just to be on the safe side. It all happened so fast that it haan't entirely sunk in yet.

mysterymeg Wed 09-Jan-13 17:50:56

Arkady be naughty and MN on the ward if it helps! I'm really sorry this has happened.
(Hugs)

CottonSock Wed 09-Jan-13 17:59:17

awww Arkady I'm sorry for you. At least you have no long drawn out waiting game if that is any consolation at all and had help on hand thanks. Take care of yourself

paolocee Wed 09-Jan-13 18:17:56

Oh my, I'm so sorry, Arkady. Treat yourself well.

Calmisthemantra Wed 09-Jan-13 18:22:34

So sorry Arkady. Thoughts are with you x

Runswithsquirrels Wed 09-Jan-13 18:23:22

I don't really know what to say Arkady other than I am so sorry and sending you love x

Devilforasideboard Wed 09-Jan-13 18:25:10

Thinking of you Arkady x

photographerlady Wed 09-Jan-13 18:44:15

Lovely news Ama my lady prodded me for 35 mins to get the test as the baby was too busy staring right at us. :p

photographerlady Wed 09-Jan-13 18:45:22

Arkady rest up and hope they looking after you.

dinkystinky Wed 09-Jan-13 19:29:01

Arkady - your post had me in tears. I am so sorry you have had such a traumatic day today. Sending you hugs and best wishes - as others have said, be gentle on yourself and take time to process all you have been through in your own time. Hugs also to your DH who must have felt so helpless seeing everything unfold x

So sorry for your loss, Arkady. Take care of yourself.

Great news Ama & supershiv (well, apart from the return of the MS. hopefully it's just a one-off.)

Cheeseandbread Wed 09-Jan-13 19:48:00

So sorry Arkady I hope you are being looked after and your DH too.

orangebubbles Wed 09-Jan-13 19:55:20

Arkady so sorry. Big but gentle hugs, look after yourself xx

rest up arkady, hope you get some help with the kids when you get out. v sorry for your loss

AmaDablam Wed 09-Jan-13 20:05:08

So sorry it's ended this way for you Arkady, but it sounds like you're being looked after in good hands. Hope you and DP have plenty of support around you over the next few days as it all sinks in.

Thanks Photographer. Far from looking at us, our baby seemed to favour standing on its head!! An acrobat or yoga specialist in the making perhaps?! After I was sent for a quick walk round the car park, he/she did lie down long enough to do the dating measurement and have his/her photo taken! Our sonographer didn't try for anything like that long to get the nuchal measurement - must have been 5 minutes if that. They must have quicker appointment turn around times at our hospital. As I said though, I'm not too fussed about it, just happy and relieved to have a healthy looking baby in there.

photographerlady Wed 09-Jan-13 20:26:39

Aww walk around the car park. We showed up at 8:40 even though we had a 9:20 appointment and she saw us straight away so I think we were luckily and had a longer ultrasound. I have such a phobia of being late for things, I guess that will change when I'm a mom cause my clients are ALWAYS late for their little ones portrait session heehee

BB01 Wed 09-Jan-13 20:32:46

Photographerlady that's good you got in so early! Was so paranoid about being late for mine dragged DH out of work really early and ended up sitting there in car park of hospital a whole hour early!

dinkystinky Wed 09-Jan-13 21:12:20

Ama, Photographer - glad you had good scans. Sorry MS is continuing Ama.

photographerlady Wed 09-Jan-13 21:13:52

I think they make you fill up with water and hold it for an hour just to torture you.... I usually tinkle every 15 mins when I'm not trying to gulp water I was certain I was going to sneeze and wet myself

Cutandstick Wed 09-Jan-13 21:20:30

So sorry to hear your news arkady I hope your night in is comfortable and you get lots of tlc when you get home thanks

Good news shiv, guava, photographer and you other scanees.

Thinkingof4 Wed 09-Jan-13 21:27:13

I'm so sorry to hear your news arkady
I've been through mc too and I remember how devastating it is. Must be a real shock, take good care of yourself and give yourself lots of time to come to terms with things

ArkadyRose Wed 09-Jan-13 21:32:39

I'm at home now - I've recovered pretty well physically, so the doctor said I was OK to come home tonight. A bit sore, very tired, and emotionally shellshocked really. It will probably sink in in a few days. Thanks so much for all the kind thoughts. Would anyone mind if I sort of lurk here for a little longer? It's actually helped a little seeing that PhotographerLady & Ama had good scans.

Gingerpanther27 Wed 09-Jan-13 21:53:28

Not really been on mn recently but had 12 week scan yesterday and am 14+3 so bang on for dates smile and tomato (nickname that now sticks thanks to oh blush ) was been awkward and hiding but was too big to do nt measurement arkady hugs and hope you have support in rl

dinkystinky Wed 09-Jan-13 21:56:46

Glad you are home Arkady and hope your girls are giving you and DH lots of hugs. Of course you are welcome to stay.

MarieKL Wed 09-Jan-13 22:21:05

Arkady so sorry to hear your news. My thoughts are with you and your family. Would love you to stay for as long as you want.

CitizenOscar Wed 09-Jan-13 22:30:13

So sorry for your loss, Arkady sad

flyingsprocket Thu 10-Jan-13 10:57:51

Now I'm starting to worry a wee bit. Had quite a bit of backache & a few cramps yesterday. I've been having quite a lot of discharge the last few days too. Its not blood stained or dark but there is a lot of it.

I'm hoping the back ache is due to the amount of driving I've been doing. I've got a scan tomorrow which can't come quick enough.

Arkady stick around for as long as you like & hopefully, when you feel up to it, you'll be on another antenatal club soon x

dinkystinky Thu 10-Jan-13 10:59:22

Flying - can you do mobilsation exercises (cat stretch is good) to see if it helps alleviate the back pain? If you're worried, do call the EPU or your midwife or GP.

flyingsprocket Thu 10-Jan-13 11:06:21

Thanks dinky I did exactly that this morning & it did seem to help. I was shocked this morning when I tried to do a sun salutation that I used to do every morning (but haven't since Christmas!) and couldn't touch my toes shock I don't even have a bump yet!!

The stretching helped & I don't have any cramps today so fingers crossed all is well. I'm not a worrier & hope this pregnancy doesn't turn me into one.

dinkystinky Thu 10-Jan-13 12:08:07

Dont worry Flying - its ok to be worried about stuff - its all new to you (and your body)!

Other top tip if you're driving/sitting loads is to get an exercise ball and sit on it at home. Try rolling it backwards and forwards and round in circles (clockwise and anticlockwise) and it will really loosen up your lower back. Be careful with sun salutation as you will need to adapt your exercises as pregnancy progresses - may be worth checking out pregnancy yoga dvd/websites/apps or classes to get a good idea of different exercises you can do at home at different stages. If it helps, I've never really been able to touch my toes grin

DifferentNow Thu 10-Jan-13 12:44:04

Hi everyone - not been back to the thread for a while as I've been really struggling with hyperemisis. I feel marginally better now though and am ready to start feeling excited! I've booked a Babybond gender scan a week on Monday when I'll be 16+1 - is anyone else thinking about doing this? Have namechanged from my Xmas name - used to be TheQueensChristmasDinner.

princessllama-dc3-27th June
CottonSocks - 1st July
QuinandThem - 1st July
Badgerwife - DC2 - 1st July
Cutandstick - 2nd July
Runswithsquirrels - 2nd July
Thinkingof4- DC4 -2nd July
VinegarDrinker - DC2 - 2nd July
Persuasion - 3rd July
esme80 - 3rd july
Glup - 3rd July
BB01 - 4th July
Dinkystinky - DC3 - 4th July
elliejjtiny - 4th July
wifey6 - 5th July
Notprincesskate - DC2 - 5 July
OhGood - 5th July
PenguinsInThePantry - 5th July
marmitemad DC2 - 6th July
Gingerpanther27 - 7th July
DifferentNow - DC5 - 7th July
Abzs - DC1 - 7th July
Efme - 8th July
GeorgieWilson - 9th July
shelley72 - 9th July
Devilforasideboard - 10th July
Calmisthemantra - 11th July
Specialknickers - 11th July
MrsMillions - DC1 - 11th July
Emblosion - 12th July
mysterymeg - 12th July
Reikimummy - 12th July (DC1)
SlouchingPanda - 12th July
Thundercatz - 12th July
Twirliedobbit - DC4 - 12th July
Hai1988 - 14th July
LittleFlower888 - 14th July
Tashtastic - 14th July
Beaditsback - dc2 14th July
Lizincornwall - 15th July
Mizar - 15th July
Guavasforbreakfast - DC1 - 16th July
paolocee/donna - 17th July
missmaybe - 18th July
MrsWildermac - 18th July
photographerlady - 18th July
TotallyEggFlipped - 18th July
GingerJulep - DC1 - 19th July
Niktasha - 19th July
whitedaffodil - 19th July
orangebubbles - DC2 - 20th July
Thinking positive thoughts - 20th July
AmaDablam - DC1 - 21st July
butterflyexperience - 22nd July
Cheeseandbread - DC1 - 22nd July
BadMissM- DC2- 22nd July
Isitme1 - 23rd July
MightBeMad - 23rd July
Supershiv1 - DC1 - 23rd July
ArkadyRose - 24th July
Boostar - 24th July
Cantreachmytoes - 24th July
Grannyapple - 24th July
Camb79 - 25th July
Sashabella0 - 25th July
MrsRoss26 - 26th July
BoyMeetsWorld - 27th July
marimama - 27th July
YikesHereWeGo - 27th July
Flyingsprocket - 31st July
SchroSawMummyRidingSantaClaus - Unknown

photographerlady Thu 10-Jan-13 13:00:57

Wish me luck guys I'm telling my boss today. Keep having meetings on all the big projects coming in June, I can't sit there give hours with presentations staring at me with my name on it, think its best to give them a fair warning. Just wish I didn't hate my boss so much :/

dinkystinky Thu 10-Jan-13 13:19:36

Hi Differentnow - sorry to hear you've been suffering so. Are you married to a certain member of the royal family? wink Glad its starting to get better. I'll probably find out at the 20 week scan if DC is cooperating (found out then with the other 2 as well) as helps narrow the baby name discussions down to one gender (and we have to argue about an english and a hindu name so plenty of veto fodder)!

Good luck photographerlady!

BadMissM Thu 10-Jan-13 13:46:14

dinkystinky with DD had to argue between and English/French/Breton name... That was fun. Anything that didn't mean something rude or stupid in the other languages was impossible for anyone to pronounce...!

I haven't even told my parents yet....