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November 2013 anyone?

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stuffthenonsense Thu 21-Feb-13 13:58:15

Very early days yet but there must be a couple of others somewhere?

Congratulations stuff!

I am on the Nov 12 post natal thread and this time last year we were just pregnant! My twin girls are now 20 weeks old!

Wishing you a happy and healthy pregnancy smile

Wibblypiglikesbananas Thu 21-Feb-13 18:02:23

Stuff the nonsense - me too! POAS'd yesterday and due 1st Nov I believe! How about you? This will be DC2, DC1 currently 17 months. Quite surprised to be PG again so quickly as we weren't not trying, but weren't trying so hard either!
Congratulations to you too and let's hope everything contines to go well for us both x

Diege Thu 21-Feb-13 18:30:49

Me me!!! Unplanned here, bit of a temping anomaly shall we say and this will be number 6 grin. Last dc 16mths. Due last day of October by my calculations, but hoping it's ok if I can squeeze in here instead. Congrats stuff and wibbly and thanks pixie smile

WhenSheWasBadSheWasHopeful Thu 21-Feb-13 18:34:25

Hi stuff wibbly and pixie can I join. I'm actually due 29th Oct but the Oct thread is really full and everyone is so much further along than me.

I have a 24 month old dd. have been trying for about 9 months, had three chem pregs last year so really nervous about this one.

Best if luck to us all.

stuffthenonsense Thu 21-Feb-13 18:57:16

This is a planned no 6 due 2nd nov. still bf 11 month old. Welcome everybody.

stuffthenonsense Thu 21-Feb-13 19:01:00


Please copy paste and add yours in date order.

Whenshewasbad. Edd 29 oct. baby no2
Diege. Edd 31 oct. baby no6
Wibblypig. Edd 1 nov. baby no2
Stuffthenonsense. Edd 2 nov. baby no6

Diege Thu 21-Feb-13 19:15:43

Hey stuff great to meet another 'sixer' grin. I honestly thought I would be the only one!

stuffthenonsense Thu 21-Feb-13 19:18:44

Oh no, I know a few 'larger' families. But it's great to meet another sixer.

WhenSheWasBadSheWasHopeful Thu 21-Feb-13 19:35:02

Thanks for adding me. Wow can't believe you are both on no six. I'm worried about how I'll cope with two, dd can already run rings around me [shame] grin

Diege Thu 21-Feb-13 21:08:31

Ahh whenshewasbad is starts to get easier after number 3 wink
stuff can I ask what your age range is, being nosey?
I have 3 dds (11,10,7 and 2 ds's, 3 and 16 mths. I am also 'older' grin so this was a bit of a surprise but very welcome. I have had 3 mcs along the way, so trying to keep grounded about this one. It's hard though!

Wibblypiglikesbananas Thu 21-Feb-13 22:40:08

Congratulations everyone! And hats off to you with 5 and another on the way. When she was bad - I also worry about coping with number two. I'm so glad there are a few of us already! I nearly started a thread yesterday but then thought no one would be on it. How wrong I was! Great to e-meet you all x

stuffthenonsense Fri 22-Feb-13 05:14:22

I'm also older, just hit 40. I have four daughters 18, 16, 15, 2 and a son 11 months.

WhenSheWasBadSheWasHopeful Fri 22-Feb-13 09:50:52

40s not old stuff what are your teenage daughters like? I was a bit moody when I was 15/16. My parents clearly thought I was a nightmare but compared to other teenagers a I was lovely.

Does anyone have any symptoms yet. I have been burping constantly, even before I missed my period. I did the same when preg with dd but it didn't start as early.

Diege Fri 22-Feb-13 09:57:46

Morning smile. I also had indigestion from quite early on, and at the moment have tiredness and slight nausea.I do suffer from hyperemesis though, which tends to kick in at around 5/6 wks. It's a good sign for me, but does mean I have to start anti-sickness meds very quickly so that I'm able to function at work.

berrybomb Fri 22-Feb-13 10:39:26

Hello, me too, me too!!

This will be my first, I'm 31, due 4th November.

I can't stop POASing, still can't believe it happened the first month we started trying!

Wibblypiglikesbananas Fri 22-Feb-13 12:42:00

Hi Berrybomb! Congrats! Me too! Did another test today just to make sure, though it's so obvious I don't know why! Feeling a bit sick, stuff tastes different etc. Hopefully I won't actually get morning sickness as I was really lucky last time. Is this your first?
Just remembered - our kettle packed up last week and for a couple of days we were using a pan to boil water and make tea. I was convinced that the pan tea tasted different and couldn't understand why DH didn't think it did. Now I know why and obviously the weird tea taste continued with our new kettle...

Diege Fri 22-Feb-13 12:56:08

Congrats Berry! I had my first at 31 - was a good age <thinks back wistfully to my energy levels then>
Wibbly I have that horrible metallic taste with lots of saliva. Doesn't seem to be affecting my appetite just yet though hmm

berrybomb Fri 22-Feb-13 13:30:22

Thanks :-) Yep,this is my first and I have no idea what to expect.

I don't think I have any real symptoms yet, maybe tender boobs. I've been symptom spotting, but I mostly put it down to my hormones changing after coming off the pill for the first month in years.

WhenSheWasBadSheWasHopeful Fri 22-Feb-13 14:21:18

berry I was 31 for my first (well for 9 days then I turned 32). It's a good age.

diege the hyperemesis sounds horrible. My main early symptom last time was hideous fatigue. I really don't know how I'm going to cope with that, a toddler and all the driving I do for my job (sales rep). I really am quite scared I am not going to be safe behind the wheel at about 9 weeks.

stuffthenonsense Sat 23-Feb-13 07:58:16

Tender boobs here too and backache. And tiredness that sleep just won't fix. And a little bubbly feeling in my belly... But that's happiness :-)

SuffolkNWhat Sat 23-Feb-13 11:48:48

Got my BFP this morning! Faint but definitely there. My EDD is 3rd November currently and scared/excited in equal measure. Can't c/p on phone so could someone add me to the list please!

SuffolkNWhat Sat 23-Feb-13 11:49:55

diege I had HG with DD and was sick this morning and just again now so looks like I'm headed the same way again. Only difference this time is we know what works!

Diege Sat 23-Feb-13 11:58:44

Hi suffolk congratulations! I am also feeling sick today (phew) - 5wks- so will be heading to gp's next week if it continues for cyclazine meds. Were you on med last time?
I'm liking this thread - it like being at a really great party and waiting for all the guests to arrive grin

SuffolkNWhat Sat 23-Feb-13 12:06:10

I was on metoclopramide which worked in the end, still had two admissions before they tried that one though!

Loving the party analogy, still can't believe I'm here tbh, I keep expecting to wake up or that it was a false positive!

ShellyBobbs Sat 23-Feb-13 12:53:10

Hello, I'm also from the Nov 2012 group and now have a very snuffly 14 week old boy. Congratulations to you all. Can I just ask you mums with 5 how you fit in your house? I'm in a 3 bed with a very small third bedroom, no chance of moving and have 4 dc's. I will start the wearing down of hubby in August for another but would like to go in armed grin

stuffthenonsense Sat 23-Feb-13 12:57:52

Welcome Suffolk! I'm also a hg sufferer. Expecting its arrival within the week.

stuffthenonsense Sat 23-Feb-13 13:00:07

Shellybobs, hi, congrats on the new baby. I'm a very fortunate mum with a 6 bedroom house, so we don't have that worry. Car is a whole different ball game though.

SuffolkNWhat Sat 23-Feb-13 14:49:19

<Passes out ice cubes and naice sick buckets to all expecting the HG witch very soon>

Diege Sat 23-Feb-13 15:01:34

<Takes bucket with thanks>
Shelly we are lucky enough to have a large 4 bedroom house,with the option of a further downstairs bedroom. At the moment the 2 eldest share, and may do for a while yet (bunkbeds) but it will be sharing all round when ds2 moves out of our room.
Have a horrible metal mouth today and lots of saliva...

SuffolkNWhat Sat 23-Feb-13 15:04:29

I'm having those ever so nice waves of nausea that have you running for the bathroom with no follow through.

DH is already looking aghast. I used to freak him out by starting dinner (reluctantly) throwing up half way through and then carrying on. My thoughts were it's a) easier to throw up and b) something may stick for me and the baby!

WhenSheWasBadSheWasHopeful Sat 23-Feb-13 15:05:42

Hi suffolk congrats <put the false positive thing out of your mind they are really rare>.

I about to start betting which one of us would throw up first but you win that one already grin

Feeling tired but have such a busy weekend. Don't have anything else social planned till the Easter hols so can hide from the world for a bit. We have friends round tonight for a boozy night in, not sure how I am going to get away pretending to drink g&t all night.

stuff I imagine the car would be an issue. There can't be many vehicles for such big families.

SuffolkNWhat Sat 23-Feb-13 15:39:45

False positive schmositive. Just taken a digital test. Definitely pregnant, 2-3 weeks!

SuffolkNWhat Sat 23-Feb-13 15:41:29

Can you have T&T? I don't drink so that one is easy and I was trying to quit smoking (1-2 a dayso not a total fag ash Lil) so that's going to be easy again asthe smell makes me heave when pregnant!

honey86 Sat 23-Feb-13 15:42:30

can i join?? i got my bfp today smile from my calculations i should be due on nov 2nd (ds2's bday)

congratulations ladies smile x

honey86 Sat 23-Feb-13 15:46:58

i have 3 so far, ds1 is 7, ds2 is 5, ans dd will be 4 in may x

Diege Sat 23-Feb-13 18:25:39

Welcome honey and congrats smile.
suffolk great news on the digi. I have to admit that I am banishing the remaining sticks I have as I have history of becoming a tad obsessive about the relative darkness of lines (lining them up for comparative purposes, pen marked in date order). No more peeing on sticks for me unless warranted (worrying spotting etc).
On the car front even though there are 7 (to be 8 hopefully) of us we use the car relatively infrequently. We actually car share a 5 seater that we use about once a mth, with the remaining 2 bus-ing it or cycling. Works pretty well tbh and saves us a fortune! Lucky to have reasonable public transport though and train station not far away.

stuffthenonsense Sat 23-Feb-13 18:56:48

Oh diege I am also a poas obsessive so they are banished right now. Honey, welcome due date buddy. I had 3 incidents of spotting this week when feeding my baby so I'm starting to cut down from his crazy two hourly to just 3 or 4 a day.

WhenSheWasBadSheWasHopeful Sat 23-Feb-13 22:13:42

Welcome and congrats to honey

Pretending to drink seems to be working, said I was on Crabbies ginger beer and am now drinking grape juice instead of wine.

stuff I am so impressed you can conceive while breastfeeding. I didn't get my period back for 6 weeks after stopping bf, and dd was only on one feed a day for a month before then.

honey86 Sat 23-Feb-13 23:43:49

yeh i noticed that smile 2nd november...
still stunned tbh and its going to be a real struggle to keep it secret for now... i get sickness so bad when pregnant

boobs are so incredibly sore and tingly today blush

went to a clairvoyance evening woth a few fam members and they picked me out and said im going to be handed a baby girl and she can hear lullabies blush my family just all stared at me grinconfused i just looked at the floor lol x

stuffthenonsense Sun 24-Feb-13 06:15:22

Wonder if you will have a girl then honey?

SuffolkNWhat Sun 24-Feb-13 06:43:51

I am expecting this one to be a girl too. DD is the 5th generation of all girls in my Mum's side of the family, we just don't seem to have boys!

SuffolkNWhat Sun 24-Feb-13 06:53:40

Also is anyone else really paranoid they are having twins. My AF is still not due but got a BFP on the digi, rang the midwife yesterday (I know, I know but we've been trying for ages and I got overexcited) and she implied the sickness plus very early positive might mean multiple!

getoffthecoffeetable Sun 24-Feb-13 07:05:50

Congratulations ladies! Can you add me to the list too please? Got my BFP on Thursday after 7 months of trying. We have one DS who will be two next month.
Am feeling exhausted but I think that's more because I 'm getting over the flu.
AF not technically due until 28th Feb, did a FRES test but was just feeling pregnant for a couple of weeks.
How long are you going to wait until you book Drs appointment?

SuffolkNWhat Sun 24-Feb-13 07:16:52

Congrats getoff see above, I'm already booked in! Won't see the midwife for ages though but pregnancy gives me major forgetfulness so.. so... what was I saying? wink

lexib Sun 24-Feb-13 07:34:22

Congratulations everyone!
I just got 3 increasingly strong lines on a 10hcg test, so am a cautious group joiner!
Is anyone else have major irritation issues with dp/dh? Love him to death but honestly yesterday I could have Killed him. Poor man

SuffolkNWhat Sun 24-Feb-13 07:42:13

Welcome and congrats lexib. I remember that feeling with my first, haven't got to that stage (yet)!

honey86 Sun 24-Feb-13 08:28:03

get off the coffee table- thats what i tell my 3 alot.. 'get down from there!!!' lol
congrats all smile
boobs are BURRNING today! shock and ive been abit snappy with dp lately. but i told him im pregnant yesterday (he was stuck at work hmm) and he said 'fuck yes!!!!! :-) :-)' grin

i personally think im going to have a girl, girl sperm are meant to be slower than boy sperm and we dtd day before ov. so i suspect that girl sperm were sitting there waiting..

im abit paranoid about twins too, the run in my family, skipping a generation.. now its my generations turn blush
im waiting to get a strong dark line before i see the dr.. still cant quite believe it x

stuffthenonsense Sun 24-Feb-13 09:06:13

I'd love twins! I am seeing my midwife on Wednesday morning...both midwife and doula were booked on Thursday But they are both friends of mine and are very keen on my kooky birth plans.

getoffthecoffeetable Sun 24-Feb-13 11:18:13

honey my DS is certainly the inspiration for my name, got so sick of telling him to get down that I've given up and put the coffee table in the loft!
I think I'll make a Drs appointment soon to get the ball rolling. It's really exciting but so long away! I'm stupidly tired and my tummy is making the weirdest noises, anyone else?

SuffolkNWhat Sun 24-Feb-13 11:19:44

Tiredness oh yes! I have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome so no stranger to tiredness but I feel like I've hit a wall.

Loads of cramping too but no blood so hoping its not a sign of MC.

Diege Sun 24-Feb-13 11:23:05

We don't bother with a coffee table grin.
stuff I will be a bit nervous about contacting my mw as she is a little 'judgy' shall I say about 'larger families hmm. Sounds like you have a great mw/doula team there. I had a doula for dc 4 and ended up with an emergency section under general - the irony grin

CurlyKiwiControl Sun 24-Feb-13 12:02:44

Hi everyone and big crongratulations to all smile

I would like to join please, i know its early days but will be nice to have a chat ... and it makes it feel a tad more 'real'

Im due end of october / beginning of november i think blush a very big suprise baby here.

Im mam to DD age 5 and DS age 14 month - january and december birthdays so will be fun in the curly household!

Eeeee congrats again everyone, and hope everyone is feeling okay?

Ive got heartburn and sickness and tiredness but im okay so far, was ill with DS so hoping history wont be repeating itself.

Im going to ring docs on monday and get the ball rolling ...

honey86 Sun 24-Feb-13 12:29:14

sounds like my mw hmm shell prob say 'back again?' annoys me as its very unprofessional to heap personal opinions on patients or make them feel bad for something that is natural.

im going to wait until the line is abit darker them see my doc. ill be seeing him alot anyway as my daughter has a kidney defect which is giving her infections.
i have cramps to... like mild period style cramps. but no spotting or anything as yet x

Diege Sun 24-Feb-13 12:36:47

Sounds like 'bedding in pains' to me honey, nothing to worry about. Agree about the unprofessionalism. They are supposed to be non-judgemental, but mine clearly isn't and has got herself a bit of a reputation locally.
Welcome curlykiwi and congrats. Surprise baby here too!

CurlyKiwiControl Sun 24-Feb-13 17:06:23

Thanks diege suprise babies are great are they not? Really thought we were done here!

honey that's how I knew I was pregnant this time constant cramps but no period, was the same with ds. Its worrying but I know its normal now, think its just body ajusting.

Wrt unprofessional midwives, after I had DS, a midwife came to check him, my younger brother was there and she sort of glared at him at snarled "and I suppose you're the dad?" (I was 24 and db 19) I think we all know what she was thinking, cheeky wench! Lol!

DittyRatt Sun 24-Feb-13 18:13:08

Ooooo ooooo ooooo, can I squeeze in here. Hello and congratulations to everyone!!

I got my BFP this morning grin, me and the dh have been trying for 4 months to conceive dc3. Although, dh doesn't know yet as it is his birthday tomorrow so I thought I would surprise him in the morning wink.

I estimate that I will roughly be due between the 2nd and the 5th of November. So will have to see what the doctor says my edd is.

Currently I have 1 ds who is 3 and 1 dd who is 2.

So far I have got very bad fatigue and am constantly tired, also I have had heartburn for the past 2 days - I had these symptoms with my past pregnancies - so I knew I was pregnant and the BFP proves it grin.

Will be booking my doctors appointment first thing in the morning...x

CurlyKiwiControl Sun 24-Feb-13 18:21:39

Hi dittyratt! smile

I like this thread, a few of us on 2+

What a wonderful suprise for your DH.

I've being getting heartburn again too, but it doesn't seem to. Be listed on early pregnancy symtoms - glad im not the only one (in a nice way you understand)

Can I ask how you find your smaller age gap? There's 4 year between my two, but DS is only 14 month so going for a much smaller one this time and I must say im a tad apprehensive blush

stuffthenonsense Sun 24-Feb-13 18:38:06

Welcome to the new mummies to be. Very happy to see there's quite a few already. Dirty what a great surprise for DH tomorrow!
My symptoms now include a 6cm waist gain from bloating!!!! I look pregnant. I already avoid trigger foods so I guess I will just have to grin and bear it.

DittyRatt Sun 24-Feb-13 19:09:25

Hi curly oh yes the heartburn can be quite bad at times thank goodness for the rennies.
A smaller age gap is brilliant I think. There is 13 months between my two, which I was a tad apprehensive at first but when dd got here everything just went rather smoothly. hmm Although I probably should admit that the first 2 weeks were a bit stressful trying to merge both of there routines together but after that it was fine for the most part. They have each other to play with so that means I tend to have a bit of extra time to get the housework done or have a brew wink. Also I did some calculations and they will be in nursery together for 6 months at the beginning of next year…x

SuffolkNWhat Sun 24-Feb-13 20:03:12

Hi Ditty and curly welcome! I am getting through Rennies like there is no tomorrow! Hoping to get a jumbo bottle of Gaviscon on prescription as soon as I get my maternity card.

CurlyKiwiControl Sun 24-Feb-13 20:06:57

Thanks Suffolk smile you too!
Oh yes Gaviscon a godsend I was necking it from the bottle by the end of my last pregnancy lol!
That's good to know ditty, here's hoping to a still hot cup of tea then wink there's hope yet!

WhenSheWasBadSheWasHopeful Sun 24-Feb-13 20:09:44

Ooh this threads really filling up, how exciting. Congrats to all.

I keep panicking that this isn't real. Dh thinks it could be triplets based on the amount of burping I have been doing (my main (and most charming) early pregnancy symptom).

I'm not going to see my GP till I've had a scan. I have a bit of a history of chemical pregs / early preg loss. So I'm trying and failing not to get too excited till I've had a 7 week scan.

honey86 Sun 24-Feb-13 20:41:17

im trying and failing too lol grin i found myself looking what cute baby goodies there are on the next website ... <slaps oneself>

thats appalling about the midwife curlyblush i wouldve been tempted to give her a good clip round the ear!

alot of hot flushes today�� cramps and tiredness... think ive forgotton what early pregnancy feels like lol nearly 4 years since i had a bump last x

CurlyKiwiControl Sun 24-Feb-13 21:33:35

Pregnancy, don't we just sail through it looking glowing and serene? the toilet bowl will be our new best --friend-

I'm getting totally carried away, I've already been checking out double buggies and cars that fit three seats blush

We just looked at her honey and burst out laughing at my brothers horrified denial (he didn't even say im the uncle) im sure she was thinking 'yeah right, Jeremy Kyle here we come!'

I love your name whenshewasbadshewashopeful im sure everything will work out just fine! And a lovely extra scan smile won't be long now!

WhenSheWasBadSheWasHopeful Sun 24-Feb-13 21:36:27

Right I have tried to update the stats. I really hope I haven't missed anyone out or got the details names wrong. Updating using my phone so there will be a lot of errors.

WhenSheWas Edd 29 oct. baby no2
Diege. Edd 31 oct. baby no6
Wibblypig. Edd 1 nov. baby no2
Stuffthenonsense. Edd 2 nov. baby no6
Honey. Edd 2 nov. baby no 3
Shelly. Edd ?. baby no 2
GetOff. Edd ? baby 2
Lexib. Edd ? baby ?
Curly. Edd ? baby 3
Ditty. Edd ? baby 3

SuffolkNWhat Sun 24-Feb-13 21:59:21


Suffolk EDD 3rd November baby number 2

SuffolkNWhat Sun 24-Feb-13 22:00:28

I swear my stomach is going to keep me up all night, the noise it is making is so loud! If not that then then gases eeking out of my butt will!

WhenSheWasBadSheWasHopeful Sun 24-Feb-13 22:05:11

Huge apology to Suffolk blush, I know what you mean about gas, my issue is burping not farting but it's still very antisocial.

WhenSheWas Edd 29 oct. baby no2
Diege. Edd 31 oct. baby no6
Wibblypig. Edd 1 nov. baby no2
Stuffthenonsense. Edd 2 nov. baby no6
Suffolk EDD 3rd nov. baby number 2
Honey. Edd 2 nov. baby no 3
Shelly. Edd ?. baby no 2
GetOff. Edd ? baby 2
Lexib. Edd ? baby ?
Curly. Edd ? baby 3
Ditty. Edd ? baby 3

honey86 Mon 25-Feb-13 06:49:21

i have alot of gas too blush btw im expecting #4 i have 3 already lol

feeling a little tearful this morning
had the most awful dream... first bit of it was having a hitman tryna harm me and my kids to get revenge on dp for something blush second part was i found texts on dps phone to another woman tellin her he loves her and he cant wait to have a baby with her. i was screaming at him saying thats why you have it on silent! thats why you carry it around with you!!

so much anxiety at the mo its disturbing my sleep now sad

SuffolkNWhat Mon 25-Feb-13 07:21:03

I'm going to have to tell work today, sickness has well and truly set in and I can't run out of the classroom all day do will need support. This will be fun.

getoffthecoffeetable Mon 25-Feb-13 07:28:52

Poor you Suffolk. I'm hoping to sidestep the sickness for as long as possible. With DS I only threw up once but for the first four months I was always feeling like I was about to throw up. You have my full sympathies.
Not sure what EDD is, how did you ladies calculate it? From first day of last period or from ovulation?

lexib Mon 25-Feb-13 08:27:04

Hey whenshewas, it'll be my first and edd is 6 Nov.
Def agree re gas, i am a burp bubble right now. Nice! grin

getoffthecoffeetable Mon 25-Feb-13 08:38:17

Stuck my dates into pregnancy calculator and it comes up with 2nd Nov. I was induced two weeks early with DS though because I have high bp so I doubt I'll make it all the way to EDD!
Agree about the gas, my tummy's churning like mad at the moment! Nice!

Diege Mon 25-Feb-13 08:41:58

Off to gps in a few mins to get meds...hyperemesis has kicked in sad. A 'good' sign for me though, and at least the meds should take the edge off and letme get to work.
suffolk also have a classroom scenario to bluff through (lecturer); fingers crossed for us both!

honey86 Mon 25-Feb-13 09:53:51

booked my docs appointment... next month.

im shocked at how procedure as changed since i was preg with dd , it used to be..
have appt within 2 weeks to confirm, pick up green notes, appt with midwife at 12 werks then be referred for a scan.
now its.. take a home test to confirm, see doc at 10-12 weeks, pick up green notes, he refers for scan then after scan, get a midwife appt blush

i mustve sounded so thick on the phone confused kinda feels like im a first time mum to be again lol x

WhenSheWasBadSheWasHopeful Mon 25-Feb-13 09:56:08

Another update to the list.

WhenSheWas Edd 29 oct. baby no2
Diege. Edd 31 oct. baby no6
Wibblypig. Edd 1 nov. baby no2
Stuffthenonsense. Edd 2 nov. baby no6
Suffolk EDD 3rd nov. baby number 2
Honey. Edd 2nd nov. baby no 4
Shelly. Edd ?. baby no 2
GetOff. Edd ? baby 2
Lexib. Edd 6th Nov. 1st baby
Curly. Edd ? baby 3
Ditty. Edd ? baby 3

Hope you are all feeling alright today. Sorry the hyperemesis has kicked in for some of you. I found myself hoping I would throw up too just for the reassurance confused.

WhenSheWasBadSheWasHopeful Mon 25-Feb-13 09:58:23

Hi honey I don't really know what the procedure is re seeing a GP either. It always seemed a bit of a waste of time to book a GP appointment.

getoffthecoffeetable Mon 25-Feb-13 10:03:18

Have booked my GP appointment for next Friday. I expect will need a medication review anyway so will start monitoring my BP again, so many things I'd forgotten about pregnancy!
Diege hope the meds make you feel better.
honey I didn't tell receptionist why I wanted the appointment, just that I wanted one. It's always a fight getting to see one isn't it? (Unless it's for DS in which case, the surgery always squeeze him in and are fabulous).
Bless him, DH is insisting on coming to the appointment with me.

honey86 Mon 25-Feb-13 10:05:25

it does <scratches temple> seems ive turned rusty on the baby thing blush x

honey86 Mon 25-Feb-13 10:29:12

aww bless him, dp isnt even awake yet, he was at work til midnight. hmm ahh i shudve done that instead confused damn my honesty lol my surgery are normally good and i normally didnt have to wait long for an appt, just wasnt aware things had changed much since i had dd lol

having the odd tingle at back of my throat which suggest ill start feeling sick soon... x

Theicingontop Mon 25-Feb-13 11:51:14

I'm so happy I could cry! In fact I have already this morning blush I had the faintest bfp in the whole world and was unsure, but this morning it was darker. Going by my ovulation date I'm 4th November!!!

First month trying. OH reckons his sperm has supernatural qualities.

DS is 2.5, this will be #2. Congratulations everyone!!!

getoffthecoffeetable Mon 25-Feb-13 12:13:37

Aw, what a lovely post icing congratulations!
honey have you tried eating? It's the last thing I feel like doing atm but it seems to stave off the sicky feeling at least for a bit.

honey86 Mon 25-Feb-13 13:43:19

ive had mainly cheese sandwiches, decaf coffee and vitamins today... tho ill have a proper meal after i pick the kids up from school.
congratulations icing smile welcome to the club x x

WhenSheWasBadSheWasHopeful Mon 25-Feb-13 14:16:09

WhenSheWas Edd 29 oct. baby no2
Diege. Edd 31 oct. baby no6
Wibblypig. Edd 1 nov. baby no2
Stuffthenonsense. Edd 2 nov. baby no6
Honey. Edd 2nd nov. baby no 4
Suffolk EDD 3rd nov. baby no 2
Icing. Edd 4th Nov. baby no 2
Shelly. Edd ?. baby no 2
GetOff. Edd ? baby 2
Lexib. Edd 6th Nov. 1st baby
Curly. Edd ? baby 3
Ditty. Edd ? baby 3

Ok icing it's official you're on the list.

I'm shattered and hungry. I normally go for sweet thinks but I just want to eat meat at the moment. The saltier the better. Feeling a bit lightheaded which I am guessing is my blood pressure dropping a bit.

I agree with gefoff re eating. Feeling hungry definitely makes the nausea worse.

crazyhead Mon 25-Feb-13 14:26:05

Hello - just got BFP. If pg works out this will be baby number 2, based on one slightly accidental shag (though we were about to start trying) and still breastfeeding 15month old DS. I have also got the most horrendous cold at the moment, which is obscuring all other symptoms

WhenSheWas Edd 29 oct. baby no2
Diege. Edd 31 oct. baby no6
Wibblypig. Edd 1 nov. baby no2
Stuffthenonsense. Edd 2 nov. baby no6
Honey. Edd 2nd nov. baby no 4
Crazyhead Edd 2 nov baby no 2
Suffolk EDD 3rd nov. baby no 2
Icing. Edd 4th Nov. baby no 2
Shelly. Edd ?. baby no 2
GetOff. Edd ? baby 2
Lexib. Edd 6th Nov. 1st baby
Curly. Edd ? baby 3
Ditty. Edd ? baby 3

DittyRatt Mon 25-Feb-13 15:23:24

Hello all, and congratulations to icing and crazy

Well I told dh this morning and needless to say he is over the moon grin he actually didn't believe me at first he thought I was joking hmm why I would joke about it I will never know... but after I showed him my preg test to prove it he shouted booyakasha (not sure where that word is from confused ) at the top of his voice and picked me up and swung me around. grin grin

I don't feel sick at all atm but then again nausea doesn't normally kick in for me till around 6weeks then I get the sickness at about 8weeks... but unlike most the sickness lasts almost the whole way through subsiding roughly around 37weeks.

I rang up and booked my doctors appointment this morning and my appointment is on Wednesday...x

getoffthecoffeetable Mon 25-Feb-13 16:22:50

Congratulations Ditty and crazy, your husband's reaction sounds lovely ditty.
Am starting to feel a bit sicky, hoping it'll pass and I won't have to feel like I'm going to throw up the whole train journey home...

honey86 Mon 25-Feb-13 17:23:35

the boyakasha kinda made me cringe but otherwise awwwww lolol grin

my nausea is very on-off and mild atm but i normally get it once i hit 6/7 weeks.. dreading that part confused x

CurlyKiwiControl Mon 25-Feb-13 17:56:13

Hiya everyone and more congrats in order!

icing that was a lovely post and im very happy for you.

crazyhead hello I also have DS coming up 15 month next month smile

ditty that made me lol! booykasha !

How was work for everyone Suffolk and diege

I haven't told yet, waiting to see midwife to get a note and see if I can get a space in the work car park, I currently have to park else where and face a clamber up a muddy hill to get in on time! Not good, im afraid of slipping.

Sorry to not name check everyone, on phone at the min and who was it saying pregnancy makes them forgetful?

Anyway .... Erm, can't remember what I was going to say wink will check back later on

Hi can I join?! First baby for my DP and myself so a bit nervous!

Est date is 8 November and I tested positive yesterday. I literally couldn't wait until Friday to test so I did it early lol. Ended up doing 2 as I was sure the first one was wrong! We only started trying last month so really happy things have happened. Fingers xd everything goes ok!

Currently dying of a cold and a chest infection so not in great form!

getoffthecoffeetable Mon 25-Feb-13 19:40:41

Hi fairy congratulations to you! Lovely to have you on board

stuffthenonsense Mon 25-Feb-13 19:47:49

Oh stop me! I have allowed myself to get the tests out again! Really not good. Make me put them away ladies please. Welcome to all the new mummies! I have no appetite. I have been using myfitnesspal since my baby was born (11 months) and have lost 6 stone, I'm planning on keeping a check so as not to gain stupid amounts this time but it seems at the minute I need to go the other way as I am under eating. I need to eat another 300 calories tonight to hit minimum. Just trying a mug of hot chocolate.

I used the myfitnesspal and lost 3 stone. I'm also under eating a bit so it's hard to adjust your thinking! Maybe let yourself have a more calorific yoghurt or eat 2 bits of fruit instead of one? I have switched from weight watchers soups to normal ones as well ( they taste so much better!). I am worried about gaining weight as I've just managed to get my bikini body and now I'm going to lose it!

getoffthecoffeetable Mon 25-Feb-13 20:00:42

Wow, stuff six stone, that's amazing, well done you! Here I was being proud of my 6lbs loss (from having flu).
If it inspires you, am about to have mash potato and cauliflower cheese, yum, stodgy!

SuffolkNWhat Mon 25-Feb-13 20:20:35

That's amazing stuff

Loving your husbands reaction ditti

Work was ok, told the people who need to know such as HOY as she had to cover my registration as I hot legged it to the ladies to throw up!

honey86 Mon 25-Feb-13 20:32:47

welcome fairy smile

glad im not the only one weight concious.. i want to lose abit of weight but dont know how to when pregnant and whats safe to do and whats not..
also feeling all anxious and emotional today hmm x

WhenSheWasBadSheWasHopeful Mon 25-Feb-13 20:35:22

Bloody hell stuff 6 stone. What's your secret? I have a feeling I am going to need a decent diet in 2014. Pregnancy makes me hungry hungry hungry. I can't judge you re the sticks. I keep peeing on my old opks, I just love seeing that line.

Hi crazy and fairy

fairy I tested early too, got a strong line at 9dpo, I did get a tiny bit if spotting on the day af was due but not enough to panic me.

WhenSheWas Edd 29 oct. baby no2
Diege. Edd 31 oct. baby no6
Wibblypig. Edd 1 nov. baby no2
Stuffthenonsense. Edd 2 nov. baby no6
Honey. Edd 2nd nov. baby no 4
Crazyhead Edd 2 nov baby no 2
Suffolk EDD 3rd nov. baby no 2
Icing. Edd 4th Nov. baby no 2
Shelly. Edd ?. baby no 2
GetOff. Edd ? baby 2
Lexib. Edd 6th Nov. 1st baby
Curly. Edd ? baby 3
Ditty. Edd ? baby 3
Fairy. Edd nov 4. baby 1?

Think I will concentrate on eating a balanced diet and not going under 1400 cals. Happy to be corrected but don't think my body needs the extra cals for a baby for quite some time yet!

I run and ride my horse still so will keep exercising too but be a bit more laid back about it. Weight gain is def an anxiety for me tho

Theicingontop Mon 25-Feb-13 20:59:46

Ooh glad it's not just me who could do with losing weight, rather than gaining it during pregnancy.

What's myfitnesspal?

It's a free app for your phone. Brilliant easy tracker! Would def recommend it

getoffthecoffeetable Tue 26-Feb-13 06:16:00

You can always check calorie count when you see the GP or midwife but you don't need to eat more until the third trimester and even then it's only an extra 200 calories.
Am going to try and be good this pregnancy, couldn't face having to lose 4.5 stone like last time!

RubyWindsor Tue 26-Feb-13 07:00:58

Hi all! Can I join in the fun please!
I got my BFP on Sunday, with another poas yesterday to confirm!

This will be baby #1 so lots of new excitement!

Bbs are VVV sore, that was what made me 'know' it was this month, I never usually get that before af due! I have so far managed to avoid the dreaded nausea!

Anyway Edd is November 3rd, 1st mw appt booked for mid march....

Congratulations to you all, can't wait to start sharing stories! gringringringrin

Theicingontop Tue 26-Feb-13 07:05:44

Congratulations Ruby! I didn't get nauseous until 8 weeks with my first, so I'm hoping to avoid it too. Maybe if we wish hard enough...?

Hi ruby! We tested on the same day - made Sundays far more interesting!

SuffolkNWhat Tue 26-Feb-13 07:16:35

Hi Ruby snap for EDD! Congratulations and welcome

RubyWindsor Tue 26-Feb-13 07:17:19

Thank you!

Icing... Here's to wishing!

Fairy... Yes it was the best Sunday in a while, although I had to go to a family gathering where I had to avoid the 'when is it going to be you having one then' and having to dodge the alcohol! smile

RubyWindsor Tue 26-Feb-13 07:19:11

Snap Suffolk! Nov 3rd could be a very exciting day!

It's our 3 year anniversary today and we'd booked a special dinner out on Saturday night. Now I can't even have champagne! Tho I'd rather be pregnant smile

stuffthenonsense Tue 26-Feb-13 08:15:57

Fairy it's my anniversary this week too. Although I'm not getting a meal out lol. Enjoy! Don't forget the other things you have to avoid though.

getoffthecoffeetable Tue 26-Feb-13 08:35:20

Happy Anniversary fairy and stuff. Congratulations ruby.
Still feeling like someone had pulled out my plug although that might be less to do with pregnancy and more to do with DS insisting 5.30am is the correct time to get up!

Theicingontop Tue 26-Feb-13 08:50:58

I don't know if it's psychological at this point getoff, but I'm feeling the same. I had a nap yesterday with DS and it was wonderful helpful. Still went to bed at 8 though blush I feel like I've been deflated!

DittyRatt Tue 26-Feb-13 14:32:51

Hi everyone and congratulations to fairy and ruby , I tested on Sunday too. smile

I feel like the walking dead today so so tired… was up all night with a very poorly dd… poor little thing was crying her eyes out and throwing up all night long.

I haven't told work that I am pregnant yet and I probably won't tell them untill the sickness actually kicks in…x

CurlyKiwiControl Tue 26-Feb-13 15:46:19

Happy anniversary fairy thanks

Welcome and congrats to new joiners.

Whoo exciting!

I am going to put a cautious EDD of 2nd November smile not to sure really, but I think that's about right.

getoff between 5.30 and 6 is standard in my house too urrrgh. But the both get slung in bed at 7 so not too bad and at least DS is finally sleeping through now

Thank you curly

slippysnow Tue 26-Feb-13 16:54:56

Hi everyone. May I join even though I'm technically October? I'm on the October board but most people are way ahead and I'm very envious of them all seeing their scans. ;) like WhenSheWas my Edd 29 oct. but its no1. Congratulations to you all smile

SuffolkNWhat Tue 26-Feb-13 17:51:33

The more the merrier snow

Sick twice at work today, warned both classes I might suddenly run out and to find another member of staff of I do! On the other hand threatening vomit is a great behaviour management tool wink

More and more people at work are guessing (exactly the same as last time) so it won't be a secret for much longer!

CurlyKiwiControl Tue 26-Feb-13 18:26:43

Welcome snow smile I suspect a few of us Novembers will have Octobers anyway and vise versa!

Oh oh suffolk sounds rough! Does actually being sick bring some relief? I had constant nausea with my last two, but never actually threw up.

Feeling relatively ok, hoping it continues

honey86 Tue 26-Feb-13 18:31:14

havent felt sick at all today really blush have really been cramping thoughsad and ravenously hungry.
have been testing daily and the lines are getting darker so hopefully itll be a sticky one this time x

Diege Tue 26-Feb-13 18:36:35

<grabs sick bucket off suffolk> hello everyone and welcome newbies - we're filling up nicely! Have a repeat prescription for cyclizine - they are taking edge off but don't stop (for me)the actual throwing up.
I will def be October as all 5 dcs were a week early - remind me I said that when I am being induced mid-November grin
honey the cramping is really normal,please try not to worry. Darkening lines are a good sign too - now stop weeing on sticks!!! wink

I just can't get enough of chilli hot things and beef lol

This may be a continuing theme!

CurlyKiwiControl Tue 26-Feb-13 19:10:08

At least you think its beef wink grin

stuffthenonsense Tue 26-Feb-13 19:12:58

Diege, I'm jealous of your earlies, mine have all been super late eg +18, with the exception of the only boy....and that might have lots to do with seven sweeps from 37 weeks on. I'm a homebirther, anybody else?

whilewildeisonmine Tue 26-Feb-13 19:13:38

Hello smile

I can't believe how many are here already! DC2 is due on 1st November. DS is 9 months old at the moment so quite a small age gap and I'm actually thinking we're a bit mad at the moment! It will be lovely to have them so close together in age though.

I don't really feel pregnant at the moment, I just have af like cramps like I had with DS and sore boobs which I had originally put down to stopping Bf last month!

Anyone else out there with a small close age gap?

SuffolkNWhat Tue 26-Feb-13 19:15:35

It gives relief for a little while but then it hits again even if there is nothing left to come up.

Oh and the real joy this time is that my pelvic floor is knackered so I get paranoid I'm going to wet myself each time. Classy.

Theicingontop Tue 26-Feb-13 19:16:08

I'm hoping for a homebirth this time round stuff, DS' birth was in hospital from complications. The little bugger pooped in his amniotic fluid and I was induced, but hopefully everything goes well this time.

I've heard shower curtains are a must-buy. And lots of old towels. And a very understanding landlord...

SuffolkNWhat Tue 26-Feb-13 19:30:01

I would quite like a homebirth next time (DD was a very long labour, cascade of intervention) but DH is not keen. We have a brand new MLU though which looks lush.

MTB82 Tue 26-Feb-13 19:33:29

Hi Can i join too please. I'm another technically October (28th) but October thread was overwhelming. Got my bfp on saturday and went to gp on monday. This is my first and (quietly v excited - feeling ready to burst not being able to tell anyone!). Was quite surprised they did nothing at gp to check. Started to get worried about.... what if test was wrong.

Diege Tue 26-Feb-13 19:37:17

while I have 15mths between dd1and dd2and I can say,hand on heart, that it was my favourite age gap.They are very close, still hold hands when out ( age 11 and 10) and insist on bunkbeds. They also struggle to sleep if one is away hmm.
Oh a top for the sicklies - belvitta breakfast biscuits really settled my stomach on morning commute - milk and cereal variety - may be worth a try?

stuffthenonsense Tue 26-Feb-13 19:38:15

Theicingontop...for my last birth I had a towel to keep me and baby warm in the pool. One to dry us off and one to sit on for any mess. There were just three teeny drops of blood on the rug. The neighbours had no idea I'd birthed despite roaring like at a tiger at almost midnight.
Who was asking about age gaps? My son is 11 months but I got bfp for no3 when no2 was 6 months. It was surprisingly easy have virtually no gap.

Diege Tue 26-Feb-13 19:39:43

On home births, my heart says yes, my pain receptors say no grin. I had a successful vbac with dc 5 so am hoping for one again in hospital.
Welcome MTB!

Diege Tue 26-Feb-13 19:41:15

Ooh snap stuff with 15mth gap!
Right, off out to choir practice...would far rather have a nice warm bath and bed..

whilewildeisonmine Tue 26-Feb-13 20:01:08

Stuff and Diege - thanks for the positive comments regarding small age gaps, whilst we're delighted at the news, I think the realisation set in today and I mostly spent today thinking 'what have we done?!'

Wibblypiglikesbananas Tue 26-Feb-13 20:04:18

Wow, this thread has filled up loads! Congratulations to all the newcomers grin) So exciting!
Is anyone else not in the UK? I had my DD back home but we're now in the US with my DH's job so I'm having to work through the joys of health insurance protocol and have heard on the grapevine they're keen on loads of internal exams grin( Have my first ob/gyn appointment next Weds so will see how that goes. Will be very different from DD, where I took my green notes down to the local surgery every few weeks.
Not too many symptoms just yet, just a rather rumbly tummy and sore boobs, but that might be cos I'm trying to wean DD from her last feed (17months). Very tired - also not too good as DD likes her early morning wake ups.
Hope those of you feeling sick are doing ok, such a horrible feeling xx

honey86 Tue 26-Feb-13 20:04:47

ok ill try haha grin my gp actually had a go at me for peeing on sticks too much when i had my mc blush

with my DCs i was always induced. ds1 was overdue 10 days and ds2 and dd stopped moving and made the docs paranoid lol x

Wibblypiglikesbananas Tue 26-Feb-13 20:05:15

Oh my! That was not meant to be a happy smiley after the internal exams! Dreading that bit!

RubyWindsor Tue 26-Feb-13 20:12:43

MTB I was surprised gp didn't do any sort of test, so I'm also slightly panicking about tests being wrong! confused although sore boobs and cramps then make me believe again!! grin

SuffolkNWhat Tue 26-Feb-13 20:19:11

The US always seem very medicalised in their attitudes towards birth.

Wibblypiglikesbananas Tue 26-Feb-13 20:24:25

Suffolk, I know! That's what I'm dreading!

MTB82 Tue 26-Feb-13 20:28:37

RubyWindsor - Glad it's not just me. Tempted to do another test this weekend to check it's still there and that the conception date has moved along by a week - or is that just asking for trouble...?

RubyWindsor Tue 26-Feb-13 20:41:23

I thought about doing the same, in moments of clarity I know I'm just being paranoid, I just thought gp would have done a test to make sure? Just took my word and booked me in with mw!

Although like I say symptoms then kick in (headaches galore) and puts my wandering mind at ease!

SuffolkNWhat Tue 26-Feb-13 20:47:47

I was completely underwhelmed with DD, GP seemed so bored and I wanted to shake him and shout "do you not realise how important this is?!"

Now we book in straight with the midwives

RubyWindsor Tue 26-Feb-13 21:01:32

Yes, I am looking forward to the first midwife appointment, I think that will make it seem very real! Roll on mid march!

MTB82 Tue 26-Feb-13 21:05:36

I think paranoid definitely sums me up right now. If no symptoms are rearing their head I'm worried; if I get stomach cramps or feel a bit ikky I worry. Haven't had many symptoms really aside from a few stomach cramps, not really getting the whole sore bbs thing really either - aghhhhh! I def need to chill out. Can't wait for first midwife appointment to get some sort of nod that all is ok.

SuffolkNWhat Tue 26-Feb-13 21:12:06

Still waiting to hear when mine will be, it's usually around 8-10 weeks right?

RubyWindsor Tue 26-Feb-13 21:21:22

Yes Suffolk, 7-10 mine will be 7+2 so quite lucky to be in as ealrly as poss!

SuffolkNWhat Tue 26-Feb-13 21:22:06

Ohhh lucky Ruby, excited to hear when we all get our scans!

WhenSheWasBadSheWasHopeful Tue 26-Feb-13 21:41:04

Updated list. Really sorry if I've messed up the list, I have pregnancy brain smile

MTB82 Edd 28th Oct. baby no 1
Snow Edd 29th Oct. baby no 1
WhenSheWas Edd 29 oct. baby no2
Diege. Edd 31 oct. baby no6
Wibblypig. Edd 1 nov. baby no2
Whilewild. Edd 1st nov. baby no2
Stuffthenonsense. Edd 2 nov. baby no6
Honey. Edd 2nd nov. baby no 4
Crazyhead Edd 2 nov baby no 2
Suffolk EDD 3rd nov. baby no 2
Ruby Edd 3rd nov. baby no 1
Icing. Edd 4th Nov. baby no 2
Shelly. Edd ?. baby no 2
GetOff. Edd ? baby 2
Lexib. Edd 6th Nov. 1st baby
Curly. Edd ? baby 3
Ditty. Edd ? baby 3
Fairy. Edd nov 4. baby 1?

WhenSheWasBadSheWasHopeful Tue 26-Feb-13 21:46:44

Asked my GP surgery what I need to do re telling them about pregnancy. Receptionist told me to I need to drop off a urine sample at the surgery confused.

Still really paranoid about this pregnancy. The nausea has been replaced with a massive appetite and I am peeing all the time.

Lol my edd is 8 November but really doesn't matter! And yes it's baby no 1 smile x

MTB82 Tue 26-Feb-13 22:02:50

Whenshewasbad.... Great work!! So exciting - look at as all - haven't actually said - HUGE congratulations everyone.

P.s. with you on the eating and peeing!!

WhenSheWasBadSheWasHopeful Tue 26-Feb-13 22:28:05

Damn it. Sorry Fairy, blame the pregnancy brain.

MTB82 Edd 28th Oct. baby no 1
Snow Edd 29th Oct. baby no 1
WhenSheWas Edd 29 oct. baby no2
Diege. Edd 31 oct. baby no6
Wibblypig. Edd 1 nov. baby no2
Whilewild. Edd 1st nov. baby no2
Stuffthenonsense. Edd 2 nov. baby no6
Honey. Edd 2nd nov. baby no 4
Crazyhead Edd 2 nov baby no 2
Suffolk EDD 3rd nov. baby no 2
Ruby Edd 3rd nov. baby no 1
Icing. Edd 4th Nov. baby no 2
Shelly. Edd ?. baby no 2
GetOff. Edd ? baby 2
Lexib. Edd 6th Nov. 1st baby
Curly. Edd ? baby 3
Ditty. Edd ? baby 3
Fairy. Edd nov 8. baby 1

harverina Tue 26-Feb-13 22:46:47

Can I join please! Only found out today that I am pregnant with baby number 2.

According to various internet sites I am due 2 November. Not planning on telling anyone in rl yet so good to chat here.

Can't do the list as on my phone and don't know how to!

DittyRatt Tue 26-Feb-13 23:43:38

Hello all

I am predicting an early baby here too... dd was 4days early, but ds was 4 days late.

I have a small age gap between ds and dd (15months)... it is, I think, rather lovely to have them close together in age.

I have my GP appointment at 9am in the morning, so will let you all know how it goes…x

williaminajetfighter Wed 27-Feb-13 01:03:44

Hi can I join? Due 7 nov. just got bfp yesterday after 3 mcs and being, ahem, 'of advanced maternal age'. (43).

Very exciting. Doesn't seem real. Spent a fortune on tests today and have gone through them like candy!!

CurlyKiwiControl Wed 27-Feb-13 06:41:37

Morning everyone and welcome to newbies smile we are filling up fast. Brill! will that's fab news, very happy for you grin nowt beats that feeling of peeing on a stick and seeing that line appear does it? Amazing and some what addictive honey wink i haven't been doing the same oh no

This one will be born with around a 22 month gap which seems tiny to me, as between DD and DS is 4 years!

Good to hear the positive stories about smaller gaps and see there are some more of you with babies already still.

I couldn't make doc appointment until today as I need a Monday one and they don't give out Monday appointments until midweek confused

Can't wait, it will seem more real then

stuffthenonsense Wed 27-Feb-13 07:08:38

Wow, there are so many of us! And the valentine conception won't be poas until the weekend ;-) I'm seeing my midwife this morning. Exciting! Hope she can reassure me I am also paranoid.

getoffthecoffeetable Wed 27-Feb-13 08:06:50

Congratulations to the new ladies, lovely that there are a few of us now.
Was completely ravenous too yesterday. Loads of pulling and cramping which I'm taking as a good sign - terrible gas too which isn't so good lol!

harverina Wed 27-Feb-13 08:08:16

Great news Will!

I am going to phone my gp this morning, though I think I will just get a midwife appointment. Seeing the gp was so underwhelming last time....like the others have said, I expected a bit more excitement and to be tested but it was all very mundane and just general advice about what to do/not to do.

I'm starting to feel excited, although can't quite believe it yet. I keep expecting my period to come!

haven't had a chance to read all the thread yet, but just wondering if anyone has headaches? I have a dull headache and have had it since last week. It is the type of headache I get with pmt.

i'm plagued by headaches and i never normally get them!

i'm another nervous one who keeps thinking i'm imagining this!

RubyWindsor Wed 27-Feb-13 08:18:22

Headaches over here hmm I'm prone to migraines so I'm getting them quite bad, gp said not to take migraine meds just paracetamol but I am trying my best to avoid

harverina Wed 27-Feb-13 08:23:11

Ah ok, do I'm not alone!

Fairy, the early days are very surreal aren't they? Once we start seeing midwife it'll feel more real I think.

honey86 Wed 27-Feb-13 08:31:12

william n curly woohoo im not mad im not the only one lol <dances> it is addictive. i think its mostly cos this will prob be my last, so im enjoying the moment way too much

harverina thats what im doing, im kindof enjoying have this little big secret between me and dp. feels like a special little thing to us smile

Theicingontop Wed 27-Feb-13 08:46:45

Woke up with horrible cramps (not as bad as AF cramps) this morning which are panicking me a bit - normal right? Never cramped with DS confused

HPTs are still as faint as monday, do they take a while to get darker? I want to see that dark pink line!!

getoffthecoffeetable Wed 27-Feb-13 09:03:12

icing I've been having cramps for a of weeks. I think it's normal.

ceramicunicorn Wed 27-Feb-13 09:07:17

Can I join too please? Got a bfp yesterday and still in shock! My ds is only just 6mo and I'll be popular when I go back to work in July after mat leave already 5 months pregnant again!

heartonsleeve Wed 27-Feb-13 09:12:43

Hello all! I would like to join too - though the very fact I'm sitting here writing this makes me very 'aarrgghh - what am I doing'!!

I think I'm due 1st November... my calculations make me 4+5. It's our first, and I'm more in shock than anything. I didn't expect it to happen quite so quickly. I am getting used to the idea, and beginning to feel excited, though I don't deal well with 'unknowns' and am prone to anxiety.

I've had cramping on and off since last week, and this week have been feeling ravenous and also quite nauseous. Joy.

I have a GP appointment on Friday morning. I guess that's when it will hit home it's for real.

Hope you're all getting along okay, and look forward to sharing the journey with you! smile

WhenSheWasBadSheWasHopeful Wed 27-Feb-13 09:35:52

Hi to all the new guys. So exciting

theicing I had bad af like cramps from week 4 to week 10 when I had my dd. I think it is just the uterus stretching out.

i've already got 3 gp appts for bloods etc over the next week - not sure how to explain this to work?!

SuffolkNWhat Wed 27-Feb-13 10:57:50

Wow loads of new people! This is fab! Will be back later to chat properly but I have to go puke (again)!

DittyRatt Wed 27-Feb-13 15:32:13

Hi all and welcome to the newbies smile

I had my GP appointment this morning and my EDD is the 5th of November, this is the exact same due date my mum had when she was pregnant with me shock oooo exciting
My GP didn't ask me to confirm that I was pregnant by poas either she just took my word, she did however do some bloods as I suffer from anaemia and she wanted to check my iron levels now that I am preg. Then she asked about my symptoms (heartburn and fatigue). After that she filled out a midwife referral form and told me that I will see the midwife at 10weeks to be booked in. So I am now waiting for the midwife to ring me and tell me what date my appointment is on.
I also have another appointment with my GP next week to discuss the results of my blood test...x

MTB82 Wed 27-Feb-13 16:06:33

Wow filling up - welcome to all the newbies. smile

MTB82 Wed 27-Feb-13 16:16:05

Oh meant to ask is there anything I should be thinking about if I'm traveling soon - heading to oz for a friend's wedding in 3 weeks and didn't even think to mention it to GP. Assume it's all fine at this early stage? (except for missing out on all the champagne that weddings normally have on offer - boo!!! sad

I'm not sure about travelling so maybe check with your Gp just in case. I think it's fine before a certain date but I did read that they recommend you wear flight socks as the risks from dvt are higher.

Got a sore back sad

busyprocrastinating Wed 27-Feb-13 18:00:41

Hello can I join in too please?
I got bfp last night and then spent the rest of it in floods of tears. We have
Been trying for over a year so I don't know why I feel so miserable confused
This will be number 2 already have dd 2.4 years.

busyprocrastinating Wed 27-Feb-13 18:01:36

Oh meant to add from my calculations I think EDD is 1st Nov

Hi there busy congrats

RubyWindsor Wed 27-Feb-13 18:09:23

Fairy, my back is also killing me today hmm

I never get back pain so hoping this isn't a sign of things to come!

Still hasn't sunk in yet...

RubyWindsor Wed 27-Feb-13 18:36:06

Hasn't for me either, I feel like I daren't believe!

First OBEM tonight since BFP shockconfused

O god yes I forgot! Sofa for me then lol

Theicingontop Wed 27-Feb-13 19:33:05

Are there any other crafters among us that are planning baby-related projects already?

I have planned a changing bag, bibs, receiving blankets, crochet blanket... It's exciting because last pregnancy I couldn't sew very well. I'm gonna go crazy in the next few months grin

I'd say once I tell my mom she will want to start knitting!

I'm just trying not to look at things like buggies and clothes lol

Mistyshore Wed 27-Feb-13 19:43:39

Hello. I tested last Friday, EDD 1st November.

This is number 2, ds is 2.6, I noticed there's a few of us with the same (ish) gap. I've seen the doc and my next appointment is mid April for my scan! I'm dying to tell the world but keeping quiet in work hopefully until after my scan.

I keep remembering I'm pregnant and having a little smile to myself grin

stuffthenonsense Wed 27-Feb-13 19:51:00

Hello to all the newcomers. Really filling up now. I am booked in for a scan on 16th April. So near and yet so far.

RubyWindsor Wed 27-Feb-13 19:56:42

Not a crafter myself but can't wait to tell my gran and get her on knitting duties!

lexib Wed 27-Feb-13 20:07:25

Oh wow theicing - now you've said it, yes!!! Have you found any cute designs? They have those magazines don't they, i bet they've got some gorgeous things...

MTB82 Wed 27-Feb-13 20:42:12

Definitely going to be up for some crafts, but too scared to do anything until after first scan. Fingers crossed all goes to plan and i'll be knitting needles at the ready. If i start soon i might actually have something done by EDD lol, my mum on the otherhand will prob have a full wardrobe at the ready. i cant wait to tell my folks,will be their 1st grandchild.

So exciting for you ladies that know when your scan is. I'm waiting not very patiently to hear.

MTB82 Wed 27-Feb-13 20:44:06

Mistyshore- loving the secret little smiles,I'm exactly the same. Also keep having the little chant going through my head of "i know something you don't know".

All the other 3 grand kids in my family over 18 so hoping my mom hasn't forgotten what it's like!

MTB82 Wed 27-Feb-13 20:48:57

Ruby-Just realised what OBEM stands for- I don't think I can bare to look. Think that will put the fear of god into me-aghhhhh!! Still don't know how it possibly works shock

RubyWindsor Wed 27-Feb-13 21:02:44

MTB... Time to scare myself silly... watches tv through fingers

busyprocrastinating Wed 27-Feb-13 21:08:05

Mmm I am watching OBEM i don't know if this is a good idea with my 'oh no what have I done?' reaction to bfp so far. Hoping I cheer up soon.

I gave my friend a lift earlier and in my head I was just shouting 'I'm pregnant'. I am rubbish at keeping secrets.

TheSperminator Wed 27-Feb-13 21:38:44

Hello My wife got our BFP yesterday morning. Yey! EDD 7th Nov. Didn't expect it so soon, only been trying since Jan.

This is our first, we're both 29.

Is it ok for me to post here since I'm a bloke? If not, I'll unregister

RubyWindsor Wed 27-Feb-13 21:50:09

Hi sperminator! Congratulations to you and your wife! grin

SuffolkNWhat Wed 27-Feb-13 22:41:12

We'd love to have male perspective!

Got my scan date through (but no MW appointment yet) for 22nd April, seems like ages away!

DittyRatt Wed 27-Feb-13 23:09:19

Hello all and welcome / congratulations to all the newbies.

sperminator you are most welcome to join us it will be an insight to hear thing from a man's perspective.

I have already told a few people. blush I am awful at keeping secrets

I am not a very crafty person but I am sure when I tell my grandma she will be itching to get her knitting needles back out...x

harverina Thu 28-Feb-13 00:15:27

Haha busy I'm exactly the same...all day when I have been speaking to people in work I've been thinking "I'm pregnant and I want to tell you all" haha! I almost feel like I'm deceiving people!smile

honey86 Thu 28-Feb-13 00:34:24

ih yeah haha smile

welcome sperminator! quality name lol grin

still had a little cramping but just mild. a mouth full of rusty metal taste, and - oh my actual god! - the mood swings! i didnt think i could top my pmt but today these hormones turned me into a Monster! i actually hissed 'i effing hate you, c***' at my bed cos i banged my knee on it.
you know your in a bad mood when your shouting at furniture blush

good job dp was across town at work grin

getoffthecoffeetable Thu 28-Feb-13 06:20:28

Lol. Agree about the rage! Am still exhausted too. Have been wondering if I'll ever have a full night's sleep again! DS has been up lots in the night and was wide awake and ready to play at 5 this morning. It 's going to be a long day at work today!
Have told one of the girls at work as she's pregnant too and told me very early on. It'll be nice to be in maternity leave together.

Hi sperminator!

Feeling majorly sick this morning sad

SuffolkNWhat Thu 28-Feb-13 07:12:00

Aw Fairy it's horrid isn't it. On the one hand you feel glad because it's a definite pregnancy symptom but on the other hand it's horrid!

The jungle drums at school have started amongst the pupils so my little secret won't be a secret for long!

I was worried that I had been imagining things but clearly not!

harverina Thu 28-Feb-13 07:35:32

I haven't got really obvious symptoms yet - is that something to worry about?

With my first pregnancy my boobs were very very sore early on. This time they are a little sore. I am really tired too. During my last pregnancy I felt sick a lot but was never actually sick. I suppose I might not feel the same this time round?

I am seeing the midwife on Monday, not sure when my scan will be...where is everyone else roughly? I'm on the west of Scotland and get 2 scans in total if everything goes to plan grin

honey86 Thu 28-Feb-13 07:47:23

woke up this morning wiv a massive anxiety attack ... think its mainly hormones tbf.. but i know partly cos of my autism... any changes even good ones make me really nervous and snappy... its one thing i cant stand about myself, is that no matter how good or wanted achange is, itll still make me feel awful hmm

still wierd taste changes... and wierd wierd dreams blush

Theicingontop Thu 28-Feb-13 08:01:34

No symptoms here either apart from feeling a bit tired, in fact if we weren't ttc I'd probably be oblivious right now!

Happy to share lexib

I'm planning to make this but with a different canvas outer fabric, I can't pull off animal prints at all grin

RubyWindsor Thu 28-Feb-13 08:11:27

So tired this morning, I keep waking up way too early, 5.15 this morning with no getting back off. It must be that I've got so many new things going on in my head, but when all you read is get some rest your body is going through lots of changes, it's not that easy to do!!

some (lucky) people dont get any symptoms! My friend didnt know until she was 14 weeks gone as she had absolutely no side effects and didnt show at all.

dreading this needing to vom feeling and i've a rotten taste of metal in my mouth too - yuck

ginger biscuits at the ready!

getoffthecoffeetable Thu 28-Feb-13 08:19:32

honey am totally with you in the weird dreams, they're always so vivid too, had the same when I was pregnant with DS.
It's DS's second birthday on Monday so we've got family round all weekend. Am normally a big drinker so I have no idea how I'm going to dodge this one without it being glaringly obvious...

SuffolkNWhat Thu 28-Feb-13 08:26:53

Given up for Lent?

I kept waking up with really vivid dreams last night, we are doing a production at school and I kept dreaming the mics stopped working and waking myself up in a panic!

My scan is 22nd April but I still don't have my booking appointment yet!

getoffthecoffeetable Thu 28-Feb-13 08:31:20

Exciting that you've got your scan date! Can't wait to get mine all sorted.
How're you feeling Suffolk?
I might go for the antibiotics excuse. Have had an awful cough recently and the family have all been nagging me to go to the GP.
DH has said he'll just make me gin and tonics but leave out the gin lol

Diege Thu 28-Feb-13 08:45:03

Morning! Woke at 3am and had to rush to bathroom - vomiting and diarrhea (sp?),lovely. Didn't know where to put myself, literally blush. Think it might have something to do with then filet o' fish McDonalds meal I convinced myself would make me feel better hmm.
I'm not telling work for as long as possible, dreading it actually. This will be my 3rd mat leave in 6 years with them (3 others with previous work) and I kn ow they'll be lots of tutting, albeit behind my back.
Must think about contacting gp/mw but may wait a few more weeks as very early days and my mc rate is pretty scary for my age.
Welcome to the new peeps. Oh and I'm located in NW England (though Welsh!).

Theicingontop Thu 28-Feb-13 08:53:13

Oh ok, well that happened fast. Just threw up my breakfast.

heartonsleeve Thu 28-Feb-13 09:01:19

Morning all!

Feeling a bit sick this morning - but it's not too hard to cope with as I'm at home this week. However, next week I'm starting a new job (temp) and I'm kind of dreading having to be out of the house at 7:45 dressed, functioning with lunch made and breakfast eaten. And how to cope all day long in an office...

On the plus side, I've not actually puked yet, so here's hoping it will all be okay!

Anybody got any tips on surviving at work?

getoffthecoffeetable Thu 28-Feb-13 09:27:55

Sorry to hear about those of you who are feeling sick. There's nothing worse. Hopefully after a good puke you feel better.
My work will be totally expecting it from me. Have always said I want more than one child so it was inevitable although took seven cycles this time!

MTB82 Thu 28-Feb-13 10:01:14

Blimey you poor things sorry you're all struggling, I'm actually feeling ok but weirdly I kind of wish I felt more sick so i know there's stuff going on in there. I'm a lecturer and a bit concerned how that will work. Not teaching this week but got a big class next week and lessons are seriously time pressured so really hoping it doesn't kick in next week. Don't think the students would appreciate being kept late due to me having breaks with the toilet.

Hope nobody traumatised themselves last night with OBEM, I tried to put it on and my DH told me I was going to scare myself and turned it off.

MTB82 Thu 28-Feb-13 10:04:10

Ps I only started my job 8 months ago and had a month of that off to get married so not sure they'll be too impressed!

Equally sure they wouldn't be too impressed by the fact I have been totally unproductive this week I just cannot concentrate. Anyone else finding that?

RubyWindsor Thu 28-Feb-13 10:45:16

I can't think about anything else, I keep going off in my mind, people must think I've become so ignorant!

TheSperminator Thu 28-Feb-13 11:03:56

Thanks for accepting me.

I'm sorry for all that are getting the sickness. Not nice.

DW and I both had broken sleep last night but I think that was just from the excitement. So far her symptoms seem to be mild. She suffers from IBS so is used to feeling dodgy in the morning.

Got our gp appt on Tuesday

Ordered half a library worth of books last night from Amazon to give us some reading to look forward to.

honey86 Thu 28-Feb-13 11:18:32

arr hope your dw gets better soon thanks i do like reading up on it myself even though ive read it a dozen times already ive bought 2 mags so far grin x

MTB82 Thu 28-Feb-13 11:29:42

Great minds sperminator I've got a book winging its way to me too the drs told me the "what to expect...." range are quite good and it seemed to have pretty good reviews. Guess that's one for home reading,can't really whip that one out on the daily train commute.

Theicingontop Thu 28-Feb-13 11:31:43

When is everyone planning to announce their news?

I'm getting impatient. A couple of friends on facebook have announced they're expecting around the same time as me!! But OH and I have agreed to wait until the 3 month mark. I kinda want to get in on the early announcement action blush

honey86 Thu 28-Feb-13 11:53:48

ive bought a top for dd (3.9yrs old) a pink one with 'this princess is now a big sister' on it. after my docs appt me n dp are goin to see my mum n sisters and casually send her in to show them her new princess top grin cant wait to see their faces lol x

getoffthecoffeetable Thu 28-Feb-13 12:10:31

We're hoping to wait until the scan has all been done and we know everything's ok although last time, we had a scan at nine weeks as the nuchal scan wasn't offered on the NHS at the time. We then told family and waited until three month scan to tell work but they'd already guessed because I was showing by then and the hospital appointments gave it away.
Don't you show earlier with your second? Have got serious bloat belly at the moment, my body 's very good with water retention, nice!

getoffthecoffeetable Thu 28-Feb-13 12:12:17

honey love your idea mught have to do something similar with DS, not princess though obviously

i have a midwife appt next wed and got bloods taken this morning. i assume the midwife will tell me about scans etc.

i also bought a seaband acupressure band for my wrist and lo and behold my nausea has stopped!

Theicingontop Thu 28-Feb-13 12:19:11

I'm not even able to book an appointment until I'm 7 weeks! Lucky things.

I havent a clue when scans etc will get booked for - each area of the UK seems to be different!

I am bursting to tell more people but keeping it under wraps for a right wee while yet.....

Will tell my parents at the weekend along with my sister

Diege Thu 28-Feb-13 12:49:09

MTB I'm a lecturer too (uni) - you don't work with me do you?wink
honey I love your idea about the princess top - wonder how long before they suss it out?
I'm sort of dreading the comments and aren't really looking forward to breaking the news. I am just going to have to get through it though - it being no.6 my body already looks quite different,and as I am short (5' 3'') there's nowhere for it to hide really!

RubyWindsor Thu 28-Feb-13 12:50:56

I've told parents and parents in law, both v excited and just as bursting as us to share with more people. Going to try to keep it secret until 12 weeks but we have a very close family and we see each other lots to socialise with alcohol involved so I think it'll come out a lot sooner!

my oh's father is on holiday so we'll have to wait until sat to tell him! he'll prob tell his brother then too - by txt no doubt as he lives abroad!

SuffolkNWhat Thu 28-Feb-13 13:10:10

My parents knew as we Skype regularly and DH told my Mum I wouldn't be a minute as I was being sick again. She pretty much guessed!

DH is telling his parents today as he wanted to do it face to face rather than on the phone.

honey86 Thu 28-Feb-13 13:52:09

deige i know what you mean, im fully expecting the negative p***take comments going 'what,again?' 'your crazy' and the classic accusations of doing it for benefits. hence why im enjoying the secret. life is so much better when others dont know your business.

they have boy ones too wink i got mine off ebay for bout 6 quid new

MTB82 Thu 28-Feb-13 16:17:40

Oh I'm so jealous of people sharing the news I'm ready to burst but my DH is adamant nobody until after scan.

Drs confirmed they had referred me to the hospital I picked for my antenatal care so I guess now it's just waiting to hear from them. Blantently going to call them tmrw to chase up as just want to have a date to be aiming for!!

I did another test as I couldn't settle! Dumb I know lol

Ad it's still positive grin

Theicingontop Thu 28-Feb-13 16:33:34

Mine's still positive too Fairy. I'm still amazed when the second line appears. I've only took 11

DittyRatt Thu 28-Feb-13 16:34:05

Hello everyone smile

Re: symptoms; I don't have many just chronic heartburn and fatigue, but my GP said that my fatigue could be due to my anaemia hmm
Also having strange dreams here; last night I had a rather odd vivid sexual dream about a certain Robert Pattinson blush don't think I should tell DH about that one he may get a little jealous

We have decided not to tell untill after the 12week scan to tell everyone, although I will have to tell my manager at work when the sickness kicks in, and a few people do already know (my mum, my nannan, my MIL and my 2 SIL' s) …x

Ps. I am located in Yorkshire.

RubyWindsor Thu 28-Feb-13 18:04:50

Just had a ridiculous moment and poas again! Still BFP! I had convinced myself it was all in my head after no symptoms today at all!

Why can't I just enjoy days like today before the other symptoms kick in confusedconfused

Def enjoy not feeling sick as it will probably kick in soon enough! I feel ok after wearing this acupressure band but took it off for 30 mins and felt really sick again.

A psychic that I've gone to a few times (and who is scarily accurate) told me I'd either get pregnant with twins or else have 2 babies very close together! Waiting to see if its twins lol

MTB82 Thu 28-Feb-13 18:34:08

I'm planning a POAS in the morning,feeling supper paranoid but want to FMU so that I know it's consistent with what I did last time as want to see if time had moved on a week. This is crazy-mind on overdrive!! Lol assuming you calm down and enjoy it after a few more weeks??

Away and pee now!

stuffthenonsense Thu 28-Feb-13 20:08:16

Siege I'm with you on the dreading the comments rubbish. I'm expecting lots of comments re tv boredom found a cure yet crazy etc or otherwise j fully expect people to be underwhelmed. Really, no 1 or 6 of 45 it's still a baby, my baby, and is loved already. Maybe I won't tell anyone. I will be obvious within a month anyway.
I did another frer test today and guess what! Still bfp lol. In fact the positive line was so dark it dwarves the test line.
Diege I am also 5'3" and in the north west. Though not a lecturer.

stuffthenonsense Thu 28-Feb-13 20:09:05

Sheesh I need to proofread before posting

WhenSheWasBadSheWasHopeful Thu 28-Feb-13 20:22:49

fairy ruby mtb I peed on a stick too blush. Nice strong positive so that's good news.

My symptoms are, really hungry for salty meaty stuff, tired and a bit nauseous. They come and go though which worries me a bit. Does anyone else have this.

Oh I got my scan date. Should be in 2 weeks I'll be about 7 weeks. I get an early scan due to past history of early mc.

RubyWindsor Thu 28-Feb-13 20:32:30

Whenshewas, mine have been none existent today, just like any other normal day! But I have had headaches, twinges, hunger, fatigue and slight nausea yesterday, keeping fingers crossed that nausea keeps to a minimum!

I've now used my last stick in the house so no more peeing on any for me, roll on the midwife appointment and scan date gringringrin

MTB82 Thu 28-Feb-13 20:40:09

I'm still holding tight to do it in the morning,or does it make no diff? My symptoms are def on and off, creep up more when I haven't eaten for a while...solution....eat all the time!! Wooohoooo!!!

RubyWindsor Thu 28-Feb-13 20:59:56

MTB the clear blue ones I've used say that if you are past the first day of missed period you can test at any time of the day, I purposefully did mine today not in the morning to put my mind at ease even more! Result was a lot darker line than on Sunday!

All my 3 tests were in the late afternoon or evening! Beef and chilli hot things are a definitive favourite for me at the min but otherwise not many other symptoms other than a bit of nausea and a few twinges. That acupressure band is brilliant - literally stopped feeling sick about 5 mins after putting it on

harverina Thu 28-Feb-13 22:22:34

MTB, I feel my symptoms are similar - they come and go. Today i haven't really felt anything. At the weekend I had backache and headache.... My tummy is very rumbley though and has been all week! My boobs are not so bad today either, wonder why?

harverina Thu 28-Feb-13 22:29:37

Oh and I have told some close people - my immediate and dh's immediate family and a couple of close friends won't be telling everyone else until after the 12 week scan. My work won't be surprised at all. No one should feel guilty about taking maternity leave and no ones work should try to make them feel bad - it's the most natural thing on the world and women are the only ones who can do it, so I never really understand bosses who are annoyed about it. Family life comes before work always grin

getoffthecoffeetable Thu 28-Feb-13 22:47:28

I did another test this morning too as it was a FRES test I did last week. There was a line there still though so am happy!

getoffthecoffeetable Thu 28-Feb-13 22:48:58

PS I think you girls with big families are amazing, take no notice if anyone judging you. I'd love a big family x

MTB82 Fri 01-Mar-13 07:02:52

Still BFP and had moved along by a week in conception indicator. smile

Good news!

Question for those who've already had children! Is it normal to drop weight at the start? I've dropped 2 kilos in a week confused

I do follow a fairly strict diet but I had upped the calorie intake a bit so not sure why the weight is falling off!

getoffthecoffeetable Fri 01-Mar-13 07:21:26

I think it just depends on your body. I've got a few friends that this happened to and others who piled the weight on. Unless it's significant weight loss I don't think you need to worry about it. Nausea puts you off foods in the first trimester so it's very conceivable.that you lose weight.

Just shocked me a bit as I was expecting the scales to go up and not down! O well won't complain about that!

I'll keep an eye on it

SuffolkNWhat Fri 01-Mar-13 07:37:12

I lost two stone by 12 weeks last time but that was because of the HG. It is normal to lose a bit as your body is working extra hard to pump blood etc to the right places and the parasite baby will be leeching nutrients.

SuffolkNWhat Fri 01-Mar-13 07:38:26

I've got my breastfeeding peer helper assessment today so I am fully qualified with the BfN. Problem is I will end up needing to be sick! Might warn them all at the start...

RubyWindsor Fri 01-Mar-13 08:12:54

I've not been on the scales but I'm pretty sure I've lost a bit, probably to do with watching what I'm eating... Also a lot to do with no wine! wine

lol no wine is prob a bit to do with my weight loss! i'd cut right down for the past few months but i still had some a few times a week.

good luck for today suffolk

Theicingontop Fri 01-Mar-13 09:04:57

I dropped two stone in the first 12 weeks of my first pregnancy, I'd just started a manual labour night job, had the interview when I was probably around 2 days pregnant and had no idea.

This time round I'm really watching what I eat because I'm now a sahm, which is a pain because I seem to be wanting salty fatty foods even more than usual, probably because I know I can't have it. Wah!

i've lost 3 stone over the past 6 months but i def dont want to lose anymore as i'm getting a bit bony! well a bit of wobbly blubber round my tummy would be good to lose but not much else.

i'll keep a wee eye on it. trying to figure out all the things i need to remember i cant eat at the min! found out that soft goats cheese is ok but not the one with the rind so happy about that as its the only cheese i really like! do people ask restaurants about mayonnaise tho? or just not eat it?

MTB82 Fri 01-Mar-13 15:06:16

I would prob err on side of caution and ask them to leave it out as chances are they'll have made it from scratch. (Can just blame your healthy eating regime!!)

Damn I love mayo! I'm likely to forget if we go out so will have to tell OH to remind me!

We've a nice dinner out tomorrow night so hopefully there will be things I can eat ok! Medium steak is out?!

SpanishLady Fri 01-Mar-13 16:03:52

probably better to order your steak well done - like most people I think it would probably do no harm to eat runny eggs, shellfish etc etc but then you think how you would feel if doing that did cause a problem so best thing to do is avoid - its only for 9 months!! (Only?!)

Hello to everyone - I am not going to officially join the thread yet if that is ok as my situation is possibly abit unusual. I had a MC that started on 31 Jan at 8 weeks 5 days, long story short after the bleeding stopped (I bled for 7 days) and getting 3 BFNs since then - from this week I have started to test BFP - on Tuesday I tested 1-2 weeks and today 2-3 weeks.

So it apears as though I have gotten pregnant again before getting a period after my MC. 2 weeks ago I had a lot of EWCM and the typical mittelscherz I get around ovulation. Looking at the dates (using the first day I started spotting from my MC to stand in as the first day of a 'period') it fitted as being when I have tested postive on OPks for a LH surge before - our plan was to wait for a period and then start TTC again so we when my DH decided 2 days later he felt in the mood I thought I had bound to have missed my ov so we dtd without contraception....and hey presto.

I was/am still I suppose somewhat worried the BFPs arent a new pregnancy but something left over from my MC but I cant find anything online about getting BFNs that then revert back to BFPs after MC and I am getting symptoms - morning sickness & very painful boobs.

So if this is real/sticks it will be my third pregnancy (my first was my little boy who is 2 years old).

Longer post then I intended - sorry! If ok I will lurk but not officially join until a point where I feel I can have some confidence to.

good luck everyone and congratulations!

MTB82 Fri 01-Mar-13 16:05:47

Sadly yes....oh steak and red wine sad and of all places I'm going to a steak restaurant tonight, going to look highly bizarre when I order chicken and no wine when everyone knows how much I love the heavenly steak and red wine combo! Been playing the "given up alcohol for lent card" not sure how I can get round the steak one though....fear of it being horse meat...?!

I normally like mine medium rare so well done would be like shoe leather lol. Looks like I'm on the exciting chicken and burger diet then!

But then I'm happy to give up anything to be pregnant grin

Hi to you spanishlady sorry to hear about your mc and fingers xd for you x

honey86 Fri 01-Mar-13 16:21:04

getting cramps in my lower back feel like mild period cramps.. in my lower abdomen too... do i ring gp or do i not bother, seeing as they wouldnt be able to find anything via ultrasound at 4.6 weeks? im worried im going to mc again sad

Are cramps not normalish symptoms? I'm not very au fait with all this so please take better advice than mine! Hope you're ok

honey86 Fri 01-Mar-13 16:29:38

theyre not severe but kindof feel like the cramps u get b4 that first gush of af, like with abit of pressure down there (sorry tmi) x

Theicingontop Fri 01-Mar-13 16:38:42

Cautious welcome, SpanishLady. I hope everything continues well for you, and so sorry to hear about your mc thanks

I'm getting cramps too, Honey. They aren't nearly as bad as AF cramps, but exactly like yours, like pre-af cramps. I'm told it's normal, though I don't remember having them with DS. Uterus stretching?

Diege Fri 01-Mar-13 16:49:49

honey I know you're worried but bad cramps can indeed be a very normal symptom. Hope you're okx
spanish welcome and it sounds like a pretty clear bfp to me! I've had 3 mcs over the years and the nurses always said that a bfn with fmu was pretty clear that the miscarried pregnancy had gone - looks like you are indeed pregnant again!
stuff, I'll give it a month too before I can no longer hide this pregnancy! Getting quite panicky about people knowing which is nuts. I wish I wasn't so bothered about what people think hmm
Thanks getoff for the positive comment about big families grin There's a new series of '16 and counting' on next wk which will make me feel better

SuffolkNWhat Fri 01-Mar-13 17:35:44

Welcome Spanish

Steak I have blue, that is going to be hard but tbh right now the thought of steak makes me queasy.

MinnieMooo Fri 01-Mar-13 17:54:12

Hi everyone please can I join?
Had 2 BFP today which is 5 days before AF due but was on mini pill so don't know what is going on. Had a feeling I had ovulated on 15th so that valentines day session is to blame. Due day would be 13th nov which is 4 days before my 40th birthday. I was hoping for something sparkly from Tiffany but a brother or sister for 2 year old DD would be so much better. DH in shock.
I am so worried about everything as I had a MC in 2010 before DD was conceived and with the disadvantage of old age I know it's goingto be another 9 months of fear.
Congrats to everyone else, it's really great to see some more older mums because all my mummy friends are 5 - 10 years younger than me.

getoffthecoffeetable Fri 01-Mar-13 17:54:37

Have got DH steak for his dinner but am also in the blue camp but thought of eating steak not great anyway at the moment thankfully.
Cautious welcome spanish I have a few friends who had mc's and then immediately got pregnant. I think it's supposed to be a very fertile time. Will keep fingers crossed that this one sticks.
Diege would really love big family but I think we had our first too late for that. DH and I are presently still agreed on four - one DS so far...
honey am still getting cramps too. I had them with DS around this time too. I read it was your uterus stretching.

harverina Fri 01-Mar-13 17:57:59

Welcome Spanish, hope you are ok.

I too are getting pains in my tummy and lower back, if I'm honest I'm not sure if I got them before...wish I'd written a pregnancy diary last time to remind me what symptoms I got, though don't think I had many this early apart from sore boobs. I do think I had wee pains all through my pregnancy though, so try not to worry honey...easier said than done i know x

WhenSheWasBadSheWasHopeful Fri 01-Mar-13 18:47:27

Welcome to spanish and minnie.

Sorry about the mc Spanish the very best of luck this time round.

So envy of those of you who have lost weight. I've not put any on which is a miracle considering all the salty fatty crap I've been eating.

WhenSheWasBadSheWasHopeful Fri 01-Mar-13 18:50:44

Oh honey I forgot to say I had cramps all through the first trimester with dd. try not to worry about it, the gp might do some bloods but will probably just tell you it's normal.

getoffthecoffeetable Fri 01-Mar-13 19:14:56

Hi minnie and welcome. You'll have the same age gap with DD as I'll have with DS.

harverina Fri 01-Mar-13 22:16:43

Welcome Minnie.

Does anyone else have mouth ulcers? My mouth is full of them! So much for not having many symptoms haha!

SuffolkNWhat Fri 01-Mar-13 23:01:42

Blimey I've got through today without being sick once! And I passed my breastfeeding peer helper training with flying colours!

Today is a good day!

TheSperminator Fri 01-Mar-13 23:48:53

Welcome all newcomers.

We were out for a celebration meal tonight at a nice restaurant. DW struggled to get a complete meal she wanted coz everything she likes is best avoided. She had chicken to start but had to send back the dip coz it had mayonnaise. Then a burger but it went back coz it was a bit pink. To top it off, I had her favorite, pate then a med/rare steak with a couple of pints.

Should I adjust my diet to match DW? Or should I carry on as usual?

RubyWindsor Sat 02-Mar-13 02:19:49

Is it just me or do any of you keep waking up in the middle of the night? For the past 2 night it's been about 2am ish then the previous two 4am and 5am ish. confused

I don't need to use the bathroom or anything I just wake up and I'm wide awake! I'm shattered about 9.30 10 at night and wide awake at 2am confused

SuffolkNWhat Sat 02-Mar-13 04:08:48

Nope me too Ruby, absolutely knackered but as you can see wide awake at 2-4am.

getoffthecoffeetable Sat 02-Mar-13 05:49:54

Have been awake most of the night too. Am worn out already and the day hasn't even begun yet! Can't even blame DS as he wasn't up until 5.40 this morning!

stuffthenonsense Sat 02-Mar-13 06:38:39

Ruby I'm awake too.
Sperminator as a hormonal woman I have to honestly say I would possibly have smiled and said you go ahead but inwardly been cursing that ill be doing all the pregnancy and you'd be taking half the credit. Look at it as an opportunity for you to both clean up your diet.

RubyWindsor Sat 02-Mar-13 07:08:27

Glad it's not just me! DP was getting some serious scowls last night while he was laid snoring away and I was wide awake! See you all here about 2am then wink

WhenSheWasBadSheWasHopeful Sat 02-Mar-13 07:17:39

ruby I got insomnia with dd but it hasn't hit me this time yet

Slept from 10pm to 7am smile. I was shattered though. Went to work but finished a bit early as its Friday. We looked round 3 nurseries for dd and then had a meal out.
When we got home I pretty much flaked out and needed to havea lie down.

WhenSheWasBadSheWasHopeful Sat 02-Mar-13 07:19:16

sperminator I'm lucky in that dh is a really picky eater, he does really eat anything on the banned list anyway. He does enjoy a drink though envy

SuffolkNWhat Sat 02-Mar-13 07:45:52

Sperminator you sound like such a nice chap! DH didn't change his diet drastically when we were expecting DD. The main things were foods that the smell of made me throw up!

He still enjoyed a blue steak now and then and tbh I didn't want him to have to "give it up" because I couldn't have them (although he did promise to get in all my favourite banned foods once she was here and he was true to his word!)

Theicingontop Sat 02-Mar-13 07:51:17

Haha OH doesn't eat any of my favourite banned foods.

I just read on the NHS website that smoked salmon is fine as long as it's within its sell-by date. My mine is blown. Last time I spent ten months avoiding it altogether and feeling bloody rotten about it, as it was my biggest craving.

This is good news.

TheSperminator Sat 02-Mar-13 08:15:27

"Stuffthenonsense" I think that's exactly what was going through DWs thoughts. And perhaps strangling me. She never said but I could see it in here eyes. Pure evil!

Thanks for the thoughts on the food. I'm happy to change my diet to match but I won't change everything. DW doesn't expect me to anyway.

Obviously I'm not pregnant but my sleeps very broken too. Wide awake since 5.40

vix206 Sat 02-Mar-13 09:44:38

Hello can I join? Very early days but just got BFPs yesterday and again today. I'm expecting baby number 2 and the due date would be 15 November smile

I'm having terrible problems sleeping, waking up at 4-5 every morning. Hope it passes quickly! A bit scared of being pregnant and exhausted with my 2.6 DS in tow grin

SuffolkNWhat Sat 02-Mar-13 09:47:10

Welcome vix we are really filling up nicely in here!

Just tried to do another digi test but it failed (typically), cheapies are still giving very strong lines. Don't know why I keep doing them tbh!

Hi vix!

RubyWindsor Sat 02-Mar-13 09:55:42

Hi vix! Congratulations thanks

vix206 Sat 02-Mar-13 09:59:32

Thanks everyone. I was on the August 2010 antenatal thread with my first, and loved it. Looking forward to lots of chats grin

harverina Sat 02-Mar-13 10:09:54

Me too, been waking early wide awake, the other morning I got up and did some ironing at 5 am!!! While I was doing it I felt so tired but when I was lying in bed I was wide awake!

Sperm, my dh will not be changing his diet. To be fair he probably doesn't eat a lot of the things that are banned, but when we are eating out he will get what he fancies. He doesn't really drink so that's good! Happy to have well done steak for a few months, usually take it medium so not a huge different compared to some

I am getting my hair cut and coloured today - do I need to tell my hairdresser? I think I did last time but sure someone said it doesn't really matter?

harverina Sat 02-Mar-13 10:12:16

X post sorry, hi vix! I was on the April 2010 thread so our dc's are a similar age!

harverina Sat 02-Mar-13 10:13:22

I should add, I don't mind what's dh eats, and I are Ltd of shellfish and smoked salmon last time round?

MTB82 Sat 02-Mar-13 10:29:49

Congratulations to all the joiners!! I can't believe it was only this time last week I got my BFP. I feel like I've done about a years worth of thinking since then- mind has been on overdrive all week. Still don't think I 100% believe what is going on. I don't think it will feel real until I see that scan screen. Apparently I have to wait 10 working days from the date the GP referred me until I should expect to hear from midwife-rubbish!! Just really want a date to look forward to.

Discovered a new found love for chicken last night. Think not being able to eat some of my typical choices is going to make me discover loads of new favourites-exciting!! Such a foodie!!

Theicingontop Sat 02-Mar-13 10:34:37

I know what you mean MTB82, I still feel like I'm going to get AF any day now. Have to keep reminding myself that actually, it's going to be a looong time before that happens. So weird. Especially since it was our first month trying, I'm convinced I'm imagining the whole thing and the tests are wrong/misread. It all happened so quickly, my mind is catching up.

Midwife wants me to ring and book when I'm 7 weeks. I won't see a medical professional until after then. Argh! I want them to tell me I'm not going mad!

<eats smoked salmon bagel>

MTB82 Sat 02-Mar-13 10:39:31

Our first month TTC too so big surprise. Keep thinking what are the chances. What's meant to be will be though!!

vix206 Sat 02-Mar-13 10:42:27

It was our first month trying too. I'm 35 at the end of the month and I wasn't expecting it to be this easy.

Theicingontop Sat 02-Mar-13 10:46:54

"This trying for a baby thing is quite fun, good thing it'll take a few months eh?"


RubyWindsor Sat 02-Mar-13 10:53:54

7 months for us! I was starting to send myself insane symptom spotting every month, now I'm sending myself insane even with a BFP! I need to see that midwife!!!!!

Mistyshore Sat 02-Mar-13 11:11:23

Hi Vix I was on the August 2010 thread too (name change), there seem to be a good few of us with dc's at 2 ish.

Since having ds, I'd forgotten my irrational obsession with my used toilet roll when I'm duffed. I can't help myself, every time I go for a pee I'm checking for signs of af.

I'd have killed for a glass of wine last night, Friday night just didn't feel like Friday night! blush

SuffolkNWhat Sat 02-Mar-13 12:10:40

11th month for us, we were due to go to the GP if it wasn't this month as I have symptoms of endo (never diagnosed).

Luckily we got the BFP instead grin

honey86 Sat 02-Mar-13 12:19:51

congrats suffolk smile x

honey86 Sat 02-Mar-13 12:26:19

im thinking of telling close family today... but im terrified about what my dad says... his reaction matters the most and i know hes going to be unhappy about it sad hell prob say i wont be able to cope etc etc x

MinnieMooo Sat 02-Mar-13 14:15:02

I am doing that too Mistyshore. I did the same thing last time because I had a MC before I had my DD. Also having trouble sleeping even though I am exhausted.
I am going to a hen night in 3 weeks (which I organised). It's with all my NCT buddies so they will know straight away because I won't be drinking and am usually a 5am finisher on a big night out. Any suggestions?

DittyRatt Sat 02-Mar-13 14:27:16

Hi everyone and welcome/congratulations to all the newbies.
Is anyone updating the stats I would do it but I can't copy and paste on my kindle.

I was wide awake at about 3am this morning didn't get back to sleep till 5am then was up at 6:30.

DH won't be giving anything up food wise <apart from the thing that make me puke as he says it puts him off eating it> but he is limiting his alcohol intake.

MTB82 I know how you feel re,wanting a date to look to I am currently waiting for the midwife to contact me for booking appointment but my GP said it could be 10-14day's.

My DD is 2.2 December 2010.

I haven't told anyone yet apart from DH, however my mum and nannan know as they guessed, my MIL knows as she guessed and my 2 SIL' s know as my MIL told them.

Theicingontop Sat 02-Mar-13 14:31:18

Tell me I'm not alone with the horrible mood swings. Or maybe it's just me being a moody cow? I feel like I could murder OH for no good reason.

RubyWindsor Sat 02-Mar-13 15:05:39

You are not alone. I've just got home from work flopped on the settee and cried my eyes out, I have no idea why, though probably something to do with lack of sleep! I snapped at DP a few times yesterday too, I did apologise soon after when I realised it was me being unreasonable!

My sister wasn't that excited when I told her. She thought I was joking! Wish she'd just said congrats sad

Minesahotchocolate Sat 02-Mar-13 15:54:59

Hi Ladies, is there space for another? I can't believe how many folk there are in here already! I've just got my BFP today (keep looking at it to confirm that it really is positive). I just 'knew' that I was pregnant yesterday so the test result wasn't totally a surprise. Have had stomach cramps, like with period, for several days, but also with a slight muscle straining feeling when I stand up. Makes me want to hold onto my stomach when I stand (which would be a complete give away so am trying not to!). Also, Friday evening the underlying nausea started. Part of me wants these first 3 months to pass quickly as I hate feeling tired/sick and being unable to tell folk, but the other part of me is really nervous at how it will be having 2 children. Argh!

I already have a DD who is 21months, EDD is Nov 8th.

Hi there! We're due on the same day! Congrats x

Theicingontop Sat 02-Mar-13 16:02:46

Ahh yy to the crying. God I am a mess.

Sorry to hear that your sister's underwhelmed fairy, perhaps she didn't mean to be so dismissive and she'll send you a proper congratulations soon grin

Welcome hotchocolate! It's amazing how many women must have conceived over the same few days. I'm with you on the nerves regarding two children, though my DS is 2.6, it's never easy so I'm told, just different sets of challenges. Will be lovely watching them grow up together though so it's all worth it.

SuffolkNWhat Sat 02-Mar-13 16:09:42

Obviously all the cold weather drove us to keep warm somehow wink

Minesahotchocolate Sat 02-Mar-13 16:18:07

Hi ladies - fairy - great to have other folk in the same boat to compare notes with smile Is this your first?

Theicing - I had thought a 3 year age gap would be ideal (as we're living in Germany, and so DD would be just about at kindergarten by then) but I fell pg a tad faster than expected this time round! Glad to think she'll have a sibling tho.

Suffolk - I wonder if Valentine's had anything to do with it?! How many folk do you think are here already? Is there a stats page? (I had a quick look but couldn't see one). We've still TONS of Nov dates to come - going to be a busy page smile

DittyRatt Sat 02-Mar-13 16:39:58

well had a craving for a runny fried egg sandwich today, so made it, Sat down to eat it, then DH stole it off me before I could sad saying you can't have runny eggs because of the baby, to which I said but the baby needs it and started bawling my eyes out.

DittyRatt Sat 02-Mar-13 16:40:51

Welcome and congrats to hotchoc

Yip it's my first! V v excited lol

I so wanted a big rare steak - it our anniversary meal out tonight. Looks like its soda and lime and a burger for me!

SuffolkNWhat Sat 02-Mar-13 18:45:20

Why is it then we are not allowed certain foods we crave them more?! I'm lucky in a way that I don't drink and am allergic to cheese but boy do I love pate and my steak's blue.

SuffolkNWhat Sat 02-Mar-13 18:46:17

Although weirdly my lactose intolerance disappeared with DD so I'm hoping for that again this time!

Mistyshore Sat 02-Mar-13 18:58:15

I ate liver the other day and only remembered we're not supposed to eat it as I washed up - whoops!
On the up side I had my one hayfever free summer when I was pregnant with ds.

Is anyone updating the stats? Please? I can't get the hang of copy and paste on this iPad smile

EDD November 1st age 36 no 2 (ds2.6)

stuffthenonsense Sat 02-Mar-13 19:04:02

Wow there are sooo many of us now. Welcome to all the new people. I am posting all my unused testing strips to a friend who will be ttc soon. That should stop me! I poas AGAIN this morning, line was so dark it was almost black and dwarfed the test line within seconds!
Anyone doing anything nice tonight? I'm shattered so will be having an early night.

SuffolkNWhat Sat 02-Mar-13 19:09:00

I did the same Stuff and the pg line came up before the control line!

Just had a bath, remembered too late that I have them too hot. Bugger I love my turn-me-lobster-red baths!

getoffthecoffeetable Sat 02-Mar-13 19:28:57

Hi to the newbies, we're filling up fast.
Am trying to resist POAS but did on Thursday
I think I tricked the first lot of family today at the family do; left the Bombay Sapphire out and was drinking 'G and T' but it was really just the T.
Worn out now though.
Ruby we were trying for seven months too, thought it was never going to happen, I fell pg with DS pretty much straightaway so was starting to worry.
Of anyone is updating list, my EDD is 2nd Nov, DS is 2 yrs old.
Can't do it on my phone!

MTB82 Sat 02-Mar-13 19:58:14

Suffolk what's the deal with too hot baths? Didn't know that one....

vix206 Sat 02-Mar-13 20:07:29

When you're pregnant you're not supposed to elevate your body temperature by too much. So hot baths, saunas, steam rooms, jacuzzis etc. are all out hmm

vix206 Sat 02-Mar-13 20:08:13

I have to say, I had a few hot baths throughout my last pregnancy and all was fine.

stuffthenonsense Sat 02-Mar-13 20:08:31


MTB82 Edd 28th Oct. Baby no1

Snow Edd 29th Oct. Baby no1
WhenSheWas Edd 29th Oct. Baby no2

Diege Edd 31st Oct. Baby no6

Heartonsleeve Edd 1st Nov. Baby no1
Busyprocrastinating Edd 1st Nov. Baby no2
Mistyshore Edd 1st Nov. Baby no2
Wibblypig Edd 1st Nov. Baby no2
Whilewild Edd 1st Nov. Baby no2

Stuffthenonsense Edd 2nd Nov. Baby no6
Honey Edd 2nd Nov. Baby no4
Crazyhead Edd 2nd Nov. Baby no2
Harverine Edd 2nd Nov. Baby no2

Suffolk Edd 3rd Nov. Baby no2
Ruby Edd 3rd Nov. Baby no1

Icing Edd 4th Nov. Baby no2

Lexib. Edd 6th Nov. Baby no1

Williaminajetfighter Edd 7th Nov. Baby no?
The Sperminator Edd 7th Nov. Baby no1

Fairy Edd 8th Nov. Baby no1
Minesahotchocolate Edd 8th Nov. Baby no2

Minniemooo Edd 13th Nov. Baby no2

Vix206 Edd 15th Nov. Baby no2

Ceramicunicorn Edd ?. Baby no2
Spanishlady Edd ?. Baby no2
Shelly Edd ?. Baby no2
GetOff Edd ?. Baby no2
Curly Edd ?. Baby no3
Ditty Edd ?. Baby no3


hope i havent missed anyone, but just say if anything is wrong

stuffthenonsense Sat 02-Mar-13 20:10:40


MTB82 Edd 28th Oct. Baby no1

Snow Edd 29th Oct. Baby no1
WhenSheWas Edd 29th Oct. Baby no2

Diege Edd 31st Oct. Baby no6

Heartonsleeve Edd 1st Nov. Baby no1
Busyprocrastinating Edd 1st Nov. Baby no2
Mistyshore Edd 1st Nov. Baby no2
Wibblypig Edd 1st Nov. Baby no2
Whilewild Edd 1st Nov. Baby no2

Stuffthenonsense Edd 2nd Nov. Baby no6
Honey Edd 2nd Nov. Baby no4
Crazyhead Edd 2nd Nov. Baby no2
Harverine Edd 2nd Nov. Baby no2
GetOff Edd 2nd Nov. Baby no2

Suffolk Edd 3rd Nov. Baby no2
Ruby Edd 3rd Nov. Baby no1

Icing Edd 4th Nov. Baby no2

Lexib. Edd 6th Nov. Baby no1

Williaminajetfighter Edd 7th Nov. Baby no?
The Sperminator Edd 7th Nov. Baby no1

Fairy Edd 8th Nov. Baby no1
Minesahotchocolate Edd 8th Nov. Baby no2

Minniemooo Edd 13th Nov. Baby no2

Vix206 Edd 15th Nov. Baby no2

Ceramicunicorn Edd ?. Baby no2
Spanishlady Edd ?. Baby no2
Shelly Edd ?. Baby no2
Curly Edd ?. Baby no3
Ditty Edd ?. Baby no3


hope i havent missed anyone, but just say if anything is wrong

SuffolkNWhat Sat 02-Mar-13 20:11:00

Yeah it's with your core temperature raising too much can cause problems, it's only 9 months of slightly cooler baths, I can cope <wibble>

stuffthenonsense Sat 02-Mar-13 20:11:08

altered yours getoff

MTB82 Sat 02-Mar-13 20:28:40

Wow look at all of us. Loads in the gang. Ops well beat cool down the baths then-dont think I've been having any that are too toasty. Good tip-thanks ladies!! Guessing ill be shade bathing on holiday too then. Shame I'm pasty as they come,could have done with some colour!!

getoffthecoffeetable Sat 02-Mar-13 20:39:06

Aw, thanks stuff
That's it, I'm done. Off to bed, am such a party animal!

Ordered monkfish with a caper butter sauce for dinner - found out that you really need wine spot cut through all the fat! Oh had steak and wine followed by Irish coffee and I ended up drinking bitter lemon lol

vix206 Sat 02-Mar-13 21:49:45

My midwife said rule of thumb for bath water is, as long as it doesn't turn your skin pink - it's fine.

Pink? My usual baths turn me lobster red grin

I will be good now though and have sensible warm ones. grin

WhenSheWasBadSheWasHopeful Sat 02-Mar-13 22:11:14

Well done on the stats stuff it's a huge list grin.

I love a hot bath too, I've been trying to have them a bit cooler but I really miss the scorching hot temps.

Off to bed now.

MummaPanda Sat 02-Mar-13 22:15:29

Hi everyone! As of this mornings BFP I decided to finally quit lurking n join.
I have a gorgeous little daughter... she is 15 weeks.
I'm 22 this month, just celebrated 2nd wedding anniversary with my amazing hubby, n now we r expecting our 2nd child. Oh my.
Tbh I'm freaking out a little bit, but also feeling pretty good about it.
I plan to try n keep this bump a secret for as long as poss! Hopefully til 20 week scan if I can. But I also rly need to tell someone sooo... here I am! LOL

ceramicunicorn Sat 02-Mar-13 22:35:39

Good work of the list stuff. I'm still waiting on my docs appointment but I worked out I'm due 7th Nov.

How's everyone feeling? I've felt like a right moody cow all week, has anyone else had the strops?

RubyWindsor Sat 02-Mar-13 23:13:45

Just got in from a lovely meal out, I'm shattered! DP had med rare steak hmm I was so jealous! Although someone on the table next to us ordered scallops which I usually love..... apparently baby doesn't like scallops! Cue a few minutes in the bathroom while they finished their starters!

Mumma congratulations and welcome!! thanks

I'm going to sleep now, I may be back around 2.00amwink

RubyWindsor Sat 02-Mar-13 23:14:34

Oh and good work on the list stuff! We are really filling up now! grin

harverina Sat 02-Mar-13 23:23:23

Hi mumma and congrats! I'm just heading to bed but wanted to say hi!

DittyRatt Sat 02-Mar-13 23:32:21

My due date is the 5th...x

harverina Sat 02-Mar-13 23:54:39

Yes I have been a bit of a grump! That's probably me putting it mildly haha!

All this talk of steaks is making me want one! It was something I loved during my last pregnancy and I'm hoping to have one on Mother's Day, albeit a well done one!

What is the risk associated with rare meat?

Feeling ok tonight, my mouth is full of ulcers which is annoying and a bit sore hmm but aside from that I feel ok. How are everyone else feeling?

vix206 Sun 03-Mar-13 05:42:24

Ugh. Poor DS has been coughing on and off all night so (after 3 nights of insomnia) I've had 5 hrs broken sleep. hmm Today's going to be a struggle!

I'm vegetarian so no meat cravings for me wink Raw, rare, cured and undercooked meat or poultry of any kind may contain salmonella bacteria and the toxoplasmosis parasite. Hence the advice for expectant mothers.

vix206 Sun 03-Mar-13 05:42:49

Oh hi Mumma and welcome grin

getoffthecoffeetable Sun 03-Mar-13 06:05:50

Hi Mumma congratulations and welcome.
Vix have also been up most of the night but it was me doing the coughing not DS. Unfortunately, every time I cough it makes me gag and feel like I'm going to throw up! Had just got to sleep and DS woke up at 4.47, early even for him. Today's going to be a long day...!
On the plus side, still getting used to the idea if being pg and an so happy about it!

Theicingontop Sun 03-Mar-13 06:41:55

Another early morning for me, DS up at 5.30 asking for medicine 'cus he bashed his lip in the library the other day. Poor thing really did a number on his gum.

OH timidly asked me for an estimate on when my moods will calm down a little. I told him to ask again in a year. Poor thing. I really am all over the place, crying at the sink yesterday because there was washing up to do and all I wanted to do was have a nap. Someone hand me a grip!!

Hope all you ladies get a good Sunday lie-in smile

RubyWindsor Sun 03-Mar-13 08:08:23

Had the best sleep all week! Managed to sleep to 7.30, very broken but always back to sleep within 10 minutes! I was very tired, can't really remember going to bed!

These hormones are turning me into an emotional wreck, I was walking around the house crying last night, DP 'what's the matter' me (wailing) 'I can't find my tights' hmm

vix206 Sun 03-Mar-13 08:19:50

I haven't felt tearful yet, but I'm sure it will come. I have two very strange early symptoms and I had the same with DS. My tummy rumbles REALLY loudly when I'm hungry and the backs of my arms are as smooth as a baby's bottom! When I'm not pregnant they tend to be quite bumpy and dry. Really bizarre!

SuffolkNWhat Sun 03-Mar-13 08:48:06

Is anyone else having really painful cramps? I know some are normal but these hurt sad

MummaPanda Sun 03-Mar-13 09:36:16

I'm feelin v sore n crampy suffolk, think its just the uterus growing, doesn't it double in size in the 1st few weeks or something??

MTB82 Sun 03-Mar-13 10:07:59

Morning everyone and welcome to the newbies.

Anyone else getting crazy bloating after a big meal- I honestly looked like I'd tucked into a balloon for dessert last night.

Vix I'm with you on the loud rumbling.

I've also been having the disjointed sleep. Wake up loads of times (mainly as still seem to be peeing like a racehorse) but do fortunately seem to get back off to sleep pretty quickly.

MummaPanda Sun 03-Mar-13 10:22:36

Note to self, smell of dog food = feeling v sick. [Sad]

MummaPanda Sun 03-Mar-13 10:23:22

Oww y did my sad thing not work? Laaame

MummaPanda Sun 03-Mar-13 10:29:34


MummaPanda Sun 03-Mar-13 10:30:27

Hurray! grin

clementine82 Sun 03-Mar-13 11:44:31

Hello - can I hop on the bus? BFP this morning! Miscarried last month very early so hopefully this one is going to stick! This is baby no 1 and due around 4 November

honey86 Sun 03-Mar-13 12:06:47

welcome clementine, congrats and good luck for a healthy and happy pregnancy xx

harverina Sun 03-Mar-13 13:27:23

Welcome clementine smile

Theicingontop Sun 03-Mar-13 14:15:25

Congratulations Clementine, fingers crossed for you.

honey86 Sun 03-Mar-13 15:55:36

hope everyones cool today smile cramping eased off with touch wood no bleed.. though replaced with sharp spasmic pains in my pelvis, which is blatantly nerve/ligament pain... right in the hip/tailbone... guessing thats the work of my hormones x

Hi clementine and congrats

I'm a tired bunny today

WhenSheWasBadSheWasHopeful Sun 03-Mar-13 16:24:09

Hi clementine sorry to hear about your mc and congratulations.

Feeling less tired and sick today which is worrying me, hopefully it's just because I've had a few decent nights sleep.

clementine82 Sun 03-Mar-13 16:50:11

Thanks all!

stuffthenonsense Sun 03-Mar-13 17:02:17

I'm another that bloats with every meal. Plus today I am really tired, decorating a very complicated cake for my almost 1 yr olds birthday, and being regularly demanded for feeds by the poor thing-he's teething. I'm planning a really early night in order to get some rest and hide from the growing chocolate craving.

Theicingontop Sun 03-Mar-13 17:11:39

Ooh you're a cake decorator, stuff? Me too, me too! I have a big doll's house cake to do this week.

Had a cheeky nap with DS today, feel loads better. Much less grumpy grin

honey86 Sun 03-Mar-13 17:24:52

me too. im making a baby shower cake for this friday grin x

Theicingontop Sun 03-Mar-13 17:47:00

We're all cake artistes grin

vix206 Sun 03-Mar-13 18:07:03

I'm not sure if I'm normal or not but I keep getting these sudden pangs of guilt/panic about what I'm letting DS in for. I think it's because I'm an only child so I can't imagine what it will be like for him. When I panic about it - it feels like a kind of betrayal. hmm RL friends say I'm being silly (probably am) but it keeps hitting me like a ton of bricks.

I also felt less tired and sick today, despite only having 5 hrs sleep. But I remember the same happening last time so that's not worrying me.

vix206 Sun 03-Mar-13 18:08:42

In case my post wasn't clear I mean that in moments of panic I feel I am betraying DS by having another child. For so long I was positive he would be our one and only, and I fell pregnant so quickly I think it's only just dawning on me...

Most if the time I'm happy by the way. Just moments of horror!!!

DittyRatt Sun 03-Mar-13 18:10:39

I am also a cake decorator in my spare time x grin

stuffthenonsense Sun 03-Mar-13 18:42:16

Wow so many cake decorators!

It's very normal to worry about how older children will cope and how you will cope You will love the new baby as much as no1 without that having an impact on how much you love no1. Talking about the reality of babies with him will help , you know, that they cry a lot. get plenty of books about being a big brother. He will be fine.

harverina Sun 03-Mar-13 19:19:01

Vix I know what you mean and you are not alone in feeling this way. I feel pretty guilty for my dd. She has had all the attention for almost 3 years and is a mummy's girl. However in the long run I know my dd will be delighted to have a sibling - actually she loves babies and will be a great help and will be like a mother hen!...but I expect it might be a bit of a shock to start with especially if I am Breastfeeding, although my dd fed until she was 2.5 so has some memory of feeding which I hope will help.

I have spoken to others who felt the same when they were pregnant with dc 2.

My boobs are soooo sore today, just like last time grin

harverina Sun 03-Mar-13 19:19:44

Oh and I couldn't decorate a cake to save myself!!!

vix206 Sun 03-Mar-13 19:26:40

I fed DS until he was 2 yrs 4 months (he is 2.6 now) so he may also remember. It's not helping that he keeps saying he doesn't want a baby and likes it to be 'just us' !!! smileconfused

busyprocrastinating Sun 03-Mar-13 19:45:40

Hi I am back. I had to duck out for a bit because I was feeling totally overwhelmed with it all and Vix I think a lot of it was to do with guilt over dd and how much a new baby will change her little world. But then before I got the bfp I felt sorry for her not having a sibling. Bloomin hormones!

Theicingontop Sun 03-Mar-13 19:56:23

Aww I think you'll feel better when she can see that there's definitely something in your belly, and she starts getting excited. I told DS that there was a teeny tiny baby in mine today, and he lifted up my top and was like hmm, silly mummy. I don't think he'll get it until there's 'proof'.

busyprocrastinating Sun 03-Mar-13 20:04:27

Ahh that's cute. Dd has absolutely no patience and so I am not telling her until it's obvious. Am doing well so far at keeping the secret but I'm due to be a bridesmaid in August and my friend is pushing to go dress shopping.

Minesahotchocolate Sun 03-Mar-13 20:11:00

Congratulations Mumma and Clementine smile

I'm also feeling exhausted, and really bloated after eating. I don't remember being unable to eat normal amounts of food comfortably starting this early last time - love eating, bit depressing to have to try and eat more daintily already, sigh! Along with really wanting to eat lots of cheeses that I'm no longer allowed.

Fairy - your 1st - so exciting!

vix206 Sun 03-Mar-13 20:17:24

Aww busyprocrastinating and everyone else feeling wobbly about older children - I'm sorry you're all worrying but also relieved to be in good company if that makes sense wink

Mummy Guilt is awful - I try not to feel guilty but it's not easy!

Minesahotchocolate Sun 03-Mar-13 20:22:02

Great to see there are lots of 2nd time (and more!) Mums here. It took a while to fall preg the first time so I don't think I expected it to happen so easily or quickly this time round. Thought I'd have a while yet. My DD is 21months - it's going to be SO strange having a 2nd little person when she has been our world for the last 2 years. Find myself wondering how another baby can possibly be as cute etc as she is. Think the reality of it all is still very much sinking in... DH was asking today what we'd do re: pushchairs - no idea!

WhenSheWasBadSheWasHopeful Sun 03-Mar-13 20:41:42

busy I'm meant to be a bridesmaid in August too. The bride has planned a shopping trip in April hmm. I'll be 28 weeks on the big day and am going to look like a blimp.

Tbh I'm not even sure I will cope with the dress fitting, will be 11 weeks and will probably be in the grip of 1st trimester fatigue and morning sickness. Feeling really guilty about it all.

When are you telling the bride?

honey86 Sun 03-Mar-13 20:47:39

im going to spain in august smile cant wait x

honey86 Sun 03-Mar-13 20:48:27

although ill be 30 weeks preg in 40 degree heat blush x

DittyRatt Sun 03-Mar-13 20:53:12

I have decided that I am not telling my 2DC untill I am showing as otherwise it may confuse them.

I have a wedding to go to in August, although I am not a bridesmaid, I am still slightly worried about finding a dress to wear.

MummaPanda Sun 03-Mar-13 20:56:49

Left DD for the first time with her grandparents today so me n hubby could go for anniversary meal. Was soo hard! Cried my eyes out! Prob part pregnancy hormones too... And I feel like iv been beaten up! My back n lower stomach sooo sore! sad

busyprocrastinating Sun 03-Mar-13 21:03:30

Whenshewasbad I will also be 28 weeks for the big day. Though one of the other bridesmaids is a model so I knew I would look a blimp next to her so I'm quite pleased there will be a reason for it! I want to hold off from telling the bride until after the first scan but if she pushes for dress shopping earlier I might have to tell her. She is also under going fertility treatment so really feeling the guilt.

Honey we are going to lanzarote in July I was a bit worried about the flying but we will still be ok then won't we? I can see me spending a lot of time wallowing in the pool/ sea to keep cool.

MTB82 Sun 03-Mar-13 21:09:23

My bridesmaid last year was 7 months pregnant and it was great- like getting BOGOF!! Def tell her though as we found a dress that we knew would work with a bump of an unknown size- found a long floaty number that had 2 layers so worst case scenario could have out slots in under layer if she needed a bit more room.

MTB82 Sun 03-Mar-13 21:10:26

Ops out slots should have read cut slits

WhenSheWasBadSheWasHopeful Sun 03-Mar-13 21:26:15

ditty I'm not telling dd till I have a definate bump. She's only 2 and I don't think it would mean much to her. She'd probably just try and give my stomach milk then get bored and forget about it.

busy fertility treatment? Poor bride. Don't feel guilty, just pick a decent time to tell her. Maybe over the phone when you know she has an empty evening ahead of her and she can have a drink or two

mtb good plan with the dress. One tent for whenshewas grin

MTB82 Sun 03-Mar-13 21:51:43

If it helps we just bought her one size bigger than her normal size and it fit perfectly. I think she actually enjoyed having her weekly trying on session as she used it as a point of reference to see how much she'd grown. Literally 3 days after the wedding she couldn't do it up; it was like the bump knew and was sucking herself in until after the big day.

DittyRatt Sun 03-Mar-13 22:24:05

whenshewas that's exactly what I was thinking, DD is 2 and DS is 3, so they would just get confused if there was no proof for them to see.

busyprocrastinating Sun 03-Mar-13 23:43:14

Whenshewasbad yes that's a good idea. I might also warn a mutual friend beforehand so she can be there to share the wine with her. She was really gracious when I told her with dd.

I have noticed that there is a lot of us on here with 2 year olds!

getoffthecoffeetable Mon 04-Mar-13 02:25:38

Can't sleep. Have been awake all night, not sure if it's pregnancy hormones combined with the annoying cough I've got. Also getting a bit nostalgic, this time two years ago was in labour with DS. He's changed our lives so much since having him. I know what you girls mean about trying to imagine what it could be like to have another baby in our lives, such an exciting adventure!

vix206 Mon 04-Mar-13 07:02:01

Bad night here too, poor DS still coughing hmm
We aren't telling DS about the pregnancy yet because DH wants to keep it under wraps until the scan, and DS would definitely tell people!!!!

Morning all

Dreading going to work because of a bullying manager and being so tired. If she doesn't wise up this week I'm going to have to say something as I don't want any extra stress. sad

SuffolkNWhat Mon 04-Mar-13 07:12:54

Morning all

Well I fainted this morning, happened last time too. I have naturally low blood pressure so pregnancy makes it worse.

Feel shocking so curled up in bed sipping water sad

O dear god hope you're ok

RubyWindsor Mon 04-Mar-13 07:31:19

Hope you're ok Suffolk? thanks

vix206 Mon 04-Mar-13 07:31:54

Oh dear Suffolk I hope you feel better soon. One of my best friends faintest lot during pregnancy, not nice at all. Take care

SuffolkNWhat Mon 04-Mar-13 08:01:32

Feeling a bit stronger but have had to call in sick, there is no way I could get behind the wheel of a car in this state.

Theicingontop Mon 04-Mar-13 08:18:29

Ahh Suffolk take it easy today and have a good rest, fainting's a horrible feeling isn't it? Hope work are understanding for you thanks

So I finally get what you all mean about weird dreams. I had a cracker last night. Very weird hot sex dream about Arnold Schwarzenegger. Where do we keep the mind bleach?

honey86 Mon 04-Mar-13 08:20:53

well i checked out the airlines rules at it says u can fly up to the end of the 35th week... ill be bout 30 wks.. close call blush
totally with you in the wallowing in the sea... i get really huge bumps so ill be like a sea whale blushgrin

getoffthecoffeetable Mon 04-Mar-13 10:24:34

Look after yourself Suffolk, hope you're feeling better soon.
fairy you might be better off letting work know sooner rather than later if you're finding it tough. You'll never be more protected legally than you are when you're pregnant, but only if they know about it.

my manager does know about it!

i've had an issue with her since i moved here last may - just not a nice person and shes always nit picking etc. i am also excluded from conversations etc in work and its getting me down. trying to find another job!

SterlingS Mon 04-Mar-13 11:58:46

deep breath

Hi everyone, I got my BFP last week - due date is Nov 1, so I'm 5+6 or thereabouts, got my midwife appointment booked, other half is wildly excited (it's our first - we hadn't even really started trying yet) but I'm just too tired to think about it. Started feeling sicky this morning and feeling a bit emotional today - which is out of character for me...any tips on combating the tiredness??

hi there and congrats!

this is my first too smile

not sure what might help tiredness apart from rest but interested to hear what others suggest!

RubyWindsor Mon 04-Mar-13 12:08:05

Congratulations sterling!

Also my first!

I will be watching with interest of ways to combat fatigue as all I want to do is sleep sleep sleep and sleep!!

MTB82 Mon 04-Mar-13 12:47:21

Me too. First day teaching since I found out and since the tiredness really kicked in and I just don't want to be here. sad

according to one horrible person in my work 'pregnancy isnt an illness you know'. she doesnt know i'm pg but seriously what a nasty thing to say!

it affects everyone differently and whilst nobody is looking for special treatment it does mean that your capacity to concentrate etc may change!

SterlingS Mon 04-Mar-13 12:54:26

I nearly fell asleep on the train on the way to work this morning! Not planning on telling work for a while yet - everyone thinks I have a bug or something (which isn't far off how I feel tbh)

SuffolkNWhat Mon 04-Mar-13 12:58:28

To the pregnancy is not an illness sayers: reply with "if you had these symptoms without being pregnant you'd be very concerned or think you were very ill indeed".

Pregnancy can make you very ill

this woman has one horrid bratty teenager and according to her she never 'complained' and just had to get on with things when she was pg.

she certainly makes up for the complaining now tho lol - she never stops

a complete mood hoover!

as you can probably tell i'm desperate to move jobs!

SaBearOz Mon 04-Mar-13 13:01:45

Hi everyone, BFP taken 2 days okay and 5 weeks gone, due 4th Nov. This is baby 2, DS 13 months.
I think I am still in shock that we got lucky in the 1st month again.
Have had a virus for the last week and couldn't understand why I couldn't budge it- now it all falls into place.

Theicingontop Mon 04-Mar-13 13:02:29

That really irritates me, Fairydog, I hate it when people say that.

If you threw up several times a day and was exhausted from sun-up to sun-down and wasn't pregnant, you'd most definitely be classified as ill. But because you're pregnant, you have to suck it up because being pregnant is 'not an illness'. Of course it's not, it's pregnancy, but that doesn't mean it's any less difficult or worthy of some sensitivity.

People saying this really makes me angry.

Theicingontop Mon 04-Mar-13 13:03:44

Cross post suffolk grin

I wonder what she'll say when I do tell people in work?! Though I dont discuss my medical history so she's bound to wonder why I have so many hospital and GP appts!

Hi there SaBearOz! congrats

Theicingontop Mon 04-Mar-13 13:12:50

Congratulations SaBearOz, same due date as me smile

SuffolkNWhat Mon 04-Mar-13 13:38:47

Congrats SaBearOz

DittyRatt Mon 04-Mar-13 15:38:36

Hi all and welcome to the newbies.

suff I know how you feel with the fainting I fainted last night whilst in the shower but I am easy fainter anyway without all these pregnancy hormones, I fainted quite regularly while pregnant with my other two.

icing having weird sexual dreams here too, either about Robert Pattinson or Marshall Mathers blush

Is feeling slightly better today I actually got a full nights sleep so that probably is helping.
I have a doctor's appointment in the morning to discuss my blood test results, am hoping it's good news as I don't want to go back on iron tablets.


Theicingontop Mon 04-Mar-13 15:47:59

At least the objects of your dreams are good looking! OH was in stitches when I told him blush

Hope everything goes well with your results Ditty.

MummaPanda Mon 04-Mar-13 17:32:42

I had a dream that I was at a friends wedding (who is already married) and when I asked my mum why this friend was getting married when she already was, she said that she didn't want to be married to her husband anymore because he kept making her watch Godzilla confused

Anyone else keep forgetting that they are pregnant? Don't think I'm gna believe it until there is belly evidence!

harverina Mon 04-Mar-13 17:35:19

Hi haven't had a chance to properly catch up today yet.... Can I ask, anyone have diarrhoea? I have had it for a few days. I have a family member with a Sick bug but haven't seen them since last week but wondering if it is pregnancy related. It came over me suddenly earlier I had to run from the car - sorry tmi bit wanted to ask. I'm just not feeling right today hmm

Hope your ok Suffolk - will come back later and have a read of all the other posts.

MTB82 Mon 04-Mar-13 17:53:16

Hi to all the newbies and hope everyone has nearly survived another day of work!!

Harverina- I had it the other day. I think most things we can fairly safely say are hormones. If it carries on though I prob would let dr know and make sure you're keeping welll hydrated!

mummapanda totally agree, bump evidence or a scan is def required until this feels real!

I can't wait to be able to really unleash the excitement!!

I think I caught up with the mood swings symptoms today. Felt like crying all day at work and it really wasn't even that bad a day

MTB82 Mon 04-Mar-13 18:03:24

Oh and I meant I ask...new to all this what does it mean when people say things like 6+4 when talking about how long they've been pg? confused

MummaPanda Mon 04-Mar-13 18:13:11

6 + 4 will be 6 weeks 4 days smile

Think that makes me 4+3 then!

Theicingontop Mon 04-Mar-13 18:20:50

4+5 for me, according to Bounty. Also, my tadpole is 3mm long. It's amazing how something so absolutely tiny can have so much effect on your body confused

SuffolkNWhat Mon 04-Mar-13 18:21:52

5+1 here

honey86 Mon 04-Mar-13 18:42:00

mumma deinately! im sure i was heaving constantly at this stage last time :| hhmmm x

MTB82 Mon 04-Mar-13 18:54:57

Oh simple as that. With you now. Thanks ladies!!

Wibblypiglikesbananas Mon 04-Mar-13 19:08:43

Hi all - welcome to the newcomers! So I'm 5 + 4 then - excited about Dr's appointment on Weds grin)

Haverina - YY to diarrhoea unfortunately. I seem to remember this happening last time around too - lucky us, eh?! Thankfully it was only at the start last time so hope it doesn't last long.

Wanted to ask - I have a 17mo toddler and am worried about all the carrying and lifting etc I do with her. I know people have been doing this for years and years but I'm not going to affect the baby am I by lifting DD eg in and out of her cot? Just want some reassurance!

MummaPanda Mon 04-Mar-13 19:19:53

Hii wibbly! Just make sure u lift with ur legs, not ur back! I'm a fitness instructor n lifted 10kg+ weights with last pregnancy all the way up to when I went on maternity leave at 8months! No probs here! Oh n listen to your body, if it gets uncomfortable or starts hurting then stop smile

williaminajetfighter Mon 04-Mar-13 19:37:21

hi everyone. I'm only at 4 + 4 at the moment so early days... but I feel ridiculously bloaty and gassy. It's been 7 years since I've been PG - this is a normal symptom right? I also feel like there is an empty hole in my stomach....

For those who are on their 2nd or more can you remember when the dreaded nausea starts. I think it was about 6 weeks for me. As i recall it was a month of drinking Yazoo choc drink and eating potato mash!

WhenSheWasBadSheWasHopeful Mon 04-Mar-13 19:46:19

Hi everyone and especially the new guys.

stuff sorry about the fainting, I've never fainted <very lucky> it sounds awful.

fairy angry at the "it's not an illness comment" it bloody well feels like one and a hideous one at that.

mtb I'm feeling the tiredness mindblowing exhaustion too it's not fun

WhenSheWasBadSheWasHopeful Mon 04-Mar-13 19:48:38

Oh 6 + 0 today.

harverina Mon 04-Mar-13 19:53:39

Hey I am 5+2! Cant wait to get my scan and be able to say 12+somthing! It wont be long.

Im feeling a bit wobbly tonight. My DH is away overnight with work too which isnt helping. My lower back is really sore, like a deep ache and I have had wee niggles in my tummy too. Its making me anxious a bit, which then makes me feel a bit panicky and then I feel a bit lightheaded. I need to calm down and relax I think.

Lower back pain is normal right?

Actually as I type this I am thinking about my last pregnancy - I had terrible lower back pain but it was so much later on. This is so early and its scaring me a little?

pegster Mon 04-Mar-13 19:58:29

Hi everyone, can I join you, 5+2 today, due Nov 2nd? Slightly neurotic after a chemical pregnancy last month and have POAS again today just to check its still coming up with a dark BFP smile

harverina Mon 04-Mar-13 20:05:20

Welcome pegster and congratulations smile

honey86 Mon 04-Mar-13 20:05:35

ooohh many ladies are due same as me smile 2nd nov (5+2)- ds2's bday smile feeling really shorttempered today and snapped at dp alot a few times... just wanna hide under my bed hmm

Hi there pegster!

I have felt grand today - actually full of energy! But still hate work lol

vix206 Mon 04-Mar-13 20:49:39

Well, I'm still only 3+3 so extremely early days for me smile Just hope everything goes as it should. Feeling cramps tonight but I know I had the same with DS.

I'm having weird sex dreams too, with repulsive men. Really hoping not to tonight though!!!

On that note, goodnight all!

SuffolkNWhat Mon 04-Mar-13 21:04:08

I have had a sex dream too, with a colleague shock

pegster Mon 04-Mar-13 21:10:04

Just had a lovely bath, slightly ruined by some fretting that maybe it was a bit too hot, but still worth it. I'd forgotten all the stupid guilt that comes with doing anything when you're pregnant hmm

Hi ladies, Can I join in smile Got my BFP yesterday think i have an edd of 12th Nov. This will be DC #4. Congratulations to you all smile

Hellington Mon 04-Mar-13 22:30:06

Hi everyone - can I join in?

I'm 5+4 with baby number 1. Due on 4 November (Husband's bday!)
Got doctor's appt on Monday but from other posts have adjusted my expectations of how exciting this will be.

Soooooo excited and it feels like time is really dragging.

MummaPanda Mon 04-Mar-13 22:52:52

Congrats chaos and hellington, and anyone else if I've missed you!

QQ: when (and how) are you ladies planning on breaking the news? Or have you already spilled the bean wink

harverina Mon 04-Mar-13 23:43:51

Hello to the new folk! Congratulations! There are so many of us now and honey, yes a few with the same dates as us!

I had my midwife appointment this afternoon, she was lovely and spoke with me about my birth options. I had a c section last time so have to be consultant led this time which disappoints me a little as I would have loved a water birth. However I also had oc last time too so have to be careful this time. Anyway she was lovely and reassuring. My next appointment is end of march for bloods then the 12 week scan grin

harverina Mon 04-Mar-13 23:48:52

Oh and mumma I have told a few close friends and immediate family - same as last time. With my dd I sent out a group pic message of the scan to close friends and family who I had waited until 12 weeks to tell.

Feeling very sick tonight but feel like I should eat too!!! It's the weirdest feeling. Licked a bag of salt and vinegar crisps earlier While I had a nice warm bath and this helped a bit. My tummy is soooo upset!

Re. The hot bath. I love hot baths like some of you guys - my midwife last time told me its because they are concerned that the mum to be may get too hot and feel unwell and possibly faint, rather than it being linked to harming the baby. Not sure this is true though?

getoffthecoffeetable Tue 05-Mar-13 06:33:03

Hi to all the newbies, lovely to meet you.
fairy if this woman at work is making it so awful for you at work that you want to leave then you should put in a grievance about her if you haven't done it already. She sounds awful xx

getoffthecoffeetable Tue 05-Mar-13 06:35:36

harvina - licking the flavouring,love it! Am also starting to feel sick.
Excited about GP appointment on Friday!

SterlingS Tue 05-Mar-13 06:41:51

harverina the salt and vinegar crisps thing really works doesn't it!

I've woken up with an upset stomach (sorry for tmi) and am forcing down a bowl of cereal before work, along with another cup of lemon and ginger tea. The thought of normal tea makes me feel sick at the mo and coffee and I was previously a coffee fiend!

Hi to everyone just joined!

getoff working on getting out to a new job - just doesn't go as fast as I'd like it! Think she's a classic jealous type - late 30's, unmarried and no partner etc. least that's how she comes across. I also think she doesn't have a clue at times what she's doing so when I ask questions she gets uncomfortable!

getoffthecoffeetable Tue 05-Mar-13 07:34:09

Fairy You'll have to pick up some of those classic mn retorts that I always read about and wished I dared say
DS kindly slept til six this morning, feel like a new woman (albeit a bloated one!)

MotherOfCleo Tue 05-Mar-13 09:46:52

Hi can I join? I got my BFP on the 25th Feb grin and have an EDD of 7th November. I have my first docs appointment on Friday, I think I'm 4+6 today.

I recognise a fair few faces from other thread, fairy loves spanish honey <waves and hands out some biccys>

MotherOfCleo, 29, edd November 7, baby number 1

honey86 Tue 05-Mar-13 09:52:03

think the sex dreams are bad?? i had a dream that derek off eastenders wanted to shag me n kept running after me n i jept having to hide so he wudnt catch me! blush ack confused

soo jel of those seeing mw already.. ive got 2 whole weeks yet before i even see my gp sad theyve changed how it is and i have to wait til 10-12 weeks to see mw. still poas though blush just love seeing the line get darker n darker grin

honey86 Tue 05-Mar-13 09:56:05

<scoffs biccies with gratitude> biscuitsmile
<passes them round to fellow mummies>

Hi mother!

i've my mw appt tomorrow - nervous, excited and still have to find out whether i've to take a sample lol

okavango Tue 05-Mar-13 10:13:54

Hi please can I join too? Am about 4 weeks eith number 1 so think edd is 8 November. I am under the recurrent miscarriage consultant so had a scan on Friday but it was too soon to see anything. Next one is a week today and am also on progesterone so hoping this bean sticks. on day 2 of my new job so everything is happening at once!

MotherOfCleo Tue 05-Mar-13 10:26:30

fairy I'm going to take one just incase......how very manky lol

you are prob right tho! i need to ring and ask but obviously cant do that in work right now lol

Hi okavango and congrats

WhenSheWasBadSheWasHopeful Tue 05-Mar-13 10:32:24

I've been having odd sex dreams too. My sex drive has disappeared when I am awake so it's all a big odd.

MotherOfCleo Tue 05-Mar-13 11:03:35

congrats okavango everything crossed for you.

MummaPanda Tue 05-Mar-13 11:16:12

Ok so I rly dont want anyone to know yet, but I know my mum will ask me if I've had my period yet (had to wait for it before starting pill) so im thinking im gna have to fake a period lol. Maybe ask her to borrow a tampon for swimming or something? Any better ideas? Is anyone else planning on keeping it completely secret? I wna keep it secret til 20weeks if I can!

MotherOfCleo Tue 05-Mar-13 11:28:22

humm tricky mumma will she be upset if she finds out later that you lied? Currently I just want to get to 14 weeks. I hope to tell our parents before then and our best friends but not anyone else till 14 weeks. At 14 weeks I would like to tell close friends and workmates.
I may not announce on FB until I know the sex at 20 weeks though.hmm My OH is away for 10 days and I'm finding it lonely not being able to talk to anyone about it, I wouldnt cope waiting till 20 weeks wink

MummaPanda Tue 05-Mar-13 11:36:36

Well the thing is iv just had a baby, my daughter is 15 weeks! N my mum said to me 'don't get pregnant again, wait a few years' ..... Oops! I don't want to lie, so I thought if I ask to borrow a tampon, she will just assume, didn't say I was going to use it! Lol

SuffolkNWhat Tue 05-Mar-13 11:47:58

Right first lot anti-emetics started. Let's hope they work.

pegster Tue 05-Mar-13 11:54:40

Wow mummapanda, that's really quick! Won't your mum just assume your periods haven't returned after your last baby?

getoffthecoffeetable Tue 05-Mar-13 11:57:59

Fingers crossed for you suffolk it really does sound like you suffer terribly.
mumma any chance you can just change the subject when she asks rather than lying? She might be upset if you lie and it sounds as though you're close.
mother I'll be really impressed if you can keep it quiet until 20 weeks. I was already showing before my twelve week scan with DS so am expecting it'll be even worse with second pregnancy.

MotherOfCleo Tue 05-Mar-13 12:07:46

oh wow mumma what a quandry.

Huh true ladies, I thought I'd tell people I see but not the wider fb universe till 20 weeks, I will no doubt scream it from the rooftops at 14 weeks though grin

MummaPanda Tue 05-Mar-13 12:34:09

She knows iv had a period alredy lol. N if I just change the subject she will know!! Aarrrggghhh ill just have to wing it haha.

getoffthecoffeetable Tue 05-Mar-13 13:24:39

Haha. You'll have to fess up sooner or later!

MummaPanda Tue 05-Mar-13 13:37:37

Well hopefully its a boy this time and I can tell them when we find out the sex. They had 2 girls so rly want a boy in the family.

honey86 Tue 05-Mar-13 13:46:35

just tell her u had a v light period then when she knows tell her oh that mustve been spotting or implantation bleeding grin x

Fakebook Tue 05-Mar-13 13:49:06

Hi everyone, can I join? Congratulations to everyone, I got a positive yesterday and will be due on 6th November. A bit scared because I had recurrent miscarriages after Dd and then had my DS in January 2012. I'll be having early reassurance scans at my EPU starting at 7 weeks. Not feeling any symptoms yet and I'm 5 weeks tomorrow; anyone else have any symptoms?

I'm also keeping it a secret until I'm around 20 weeks. I'm such a worry wart, I don't want to jinx anything. This will be our last baby.

SterlingS Tue 05-Mar-13 14:00:10

Eurgh am feeling rotten today - nausea, tiredness and complete lack of concentration. Slightly concerned that I might be sick at some point this afternoon. Thankfully (I suppose) a few people at work have been off ill recently so I can make out I've got a stomach bug or something...

MummaPanda Tue 05-Mar-13 14:04:40

Honey that's brilliant!! I will definitly use that! grin

I'm glad there are a few of us trying to keep it secret, we can share bump hiding tricks hehe wink

MotherOfCleo Tue 05-Mar-13 14:10:56

good thinking honey

Nope fake im pretty much symptom free too and my edd is the day before you. smile Boobs are bigger, back has a mild ache which I wouldnt notice otherwise tiny bit constipated apart from that nada, nothing, nowt....I kind of want symptoms but I guess I should be careful what I wish for. blush

Fakebook Tue 05-Mar-13 14:19:07

Motherofcleo, I agree about being careful what you wish for! Luckily I've had 2 morning sickness free pregnancies and only suffer intense nausea, so hoping this one will be the same. Not weeing as much either yet. I had a few sharp pains this morning which felt like round ligament pains. And now I'm certain I had implantation bleeding over a week ago. Really strange thing, I always read about it but never thought I'd experience it.

I'm also breastfeeding at night, which is something I need to stop! Don't know what I'm going to do about that. May have to make DS go cold turkey soon!

Sterling, hope your nausea dies down. I'm not going to recommend ginger biscuits because they do F all for me!

Theicingontop Tue 05-Mar-13 14:44:16

Congrats fakebook. DS is also breastfeeding at night, I've read that pregnancy sometimes changes your milk and puts them off, I'm hoping for that... <coward>

My brother came over this morning for a cup of tea, used the loo and must have spotted my box of unused pregnancy test strips. He didn't say anything but I realised I'd left them out when I used the loo after him. Crap. Well if he's guessed he's being discreet about it. Won't come as a surprise when I announce the news grin

GinSling82 Tue 05-Mar-13 14:46:32

Hey ladies! I was hoping I could join this group. I'm 4 weeks and 5 days into my first pregnancy - so I'm very excited but worrying about all that could go wrong! EDD 7th November.

Already taken a million tests and considering booking a private early scan - pregnancy is making me neurotic!! its been really helpful reading this thred and realising that others are going through the same things!

hi there fakebook and congrats!

i dont have many symptoms either - just a bit more tired at times and sore boobs. but def not wishing to to feel sick! i've been using an acupressure band and that seems to ward off any wee nausea feelings

GinSling82 Tue 05-Mar-13 15:17:18

I'm like you Fairydogmother, just feel very tired and have sore boobs. Had the occasional cramps but these seem to be settling down. I'm starting 3 night shifts tonight and I'm dreading it with this pregnancy tiredness.

Anyone else do nights during pregnancy and have any tips on how to survive?

WhenSheWasBadSheWasHopeful Tue 05-Mar-13 15:42:28

Hi fakebook and ginsling congrats. Pregnancy makes me neurotic too, dh is fed up of my paranoia that something will go wrong.

mumma I think honey's right say you had a light period. I would lie through my teeth.

Well done to those of you bf in the night while pregnant, you must be shattered.

I've already told my mum and my boss. They both knew I was ttc and with me burping all over them both and nearly throwing up on them it was kind of obvious. Feeling good today though.

Theicingontop Tue 05-Mar-13 15:53:36

I did 11 hour nightshifts until I was 8 months pregnant, Ginsling. I won't lie, it was absolutely exhausting. By the end of my pregnancy I was drinking two 80mg caffeine energy drinks a night, and that was it for my caffeine limit. I timed them around my usual slumps which were between 2-3am.

Take in lots of snacks and water, keep yourself hydrated. I found that if I ate anything sugary it would make me feel worse later on when I crashed, so I just kept a bag of nuts and fruit on my desk to keep me going all night. And when you get home in the morning, even though you probably won't feel like it, sleep!! Its always tempting to stay up and unwind, but don't, you'll regret it later when you've had less sleep than you should. It's fine when you're not pregnant but I found it impossible to function on less sleep than I should be having.

Fakebook Tue 05-Mar-13 15:55:13

Theicingontop, funny you should say that. DS hasn't been sucking with full vigour in the past week or so and when he does he just takes a few gulps and then cries. He also isn't drinking and going back to sleep so maybe my milk tastes crap?! Hopefully it does!

Congratulations GinSling, you're allowed to be a little neurotic during pregnancy! wink.

Fairydog, yes I must admit, I'm feeling more tired towards the end of the day than usual.

I still can't believe I'm pregnant. It doesn't feel very real right now. It's funny because Dd's birthday is in November too, so we're going to have a busy month with two birthdays!

I just walked the dogs - not for horse and then I can sit down! Bit headachey at the mo for some reason.

Picked up a sample pot from the Gp as apparently the midwife will want some pee! Lovely!

Theicingontop Tue 05-Mar-13 16:18:31

Here's hoping for crap-tasting milk grin

MummaPanda Tue 05-Mar-13 16:32:11

Yup midwives love the pee, be ready with some everytime u see them!

What else happens at your first appt? Or do different areas have varying rules?

Fakebook Tue 05-Mar-13 17:08:25

Fairydog, at first midwife appointments they normally just ask about your medical history and fill out the first section of your blue maternity notes. It takes ages and is really boring. Then they take your blood! Oh and they normally weigh you too. Where I live they only see you at 10 weeks and not before.

MummaPanda Tue 05-Mar-13 17:10:03

Depends if its home visit or at a clinic. But thers lots of filling in forms about family history, medical history, etc. U get ur first bounty pack with ur notes in it tha u take to every appointment. Possible blood test n they may weigh u or atleast ask how much u weigh. Stuff like that smile

MTB82 Tue 05-Mar-13 17:20:31

Is anyone else finding it a bit boring? I was so excited and now just finding it frustrating not being able to tell anyone and not hearing from midwife as to when I have appointment- I really just want something to happen so it feels more real !!! Fingers crossed will get my letter through from midwife soon. Lol maybe this is one of my mood swings!!!

SterlingS Tue 05-Mar-13 17:34:04

I hear you MTB82 - I just want to get the appointments done and get to the scan, ideally if I could hibernate until then that would be ace.

Wibblypiglikesbananas Tue 05-Mar-13 17:58:02

Thank you mummapanda for your lifting advice yesterday, will try to!

Re telling people - we will hold off until the 12 week scan. So, there's just DH and one close friend here who knows, and that was because I felt really ill when we were out one day last week and I'm a rubbish liar so I told her. As we're overseas, it's quite easy to keep it a secret from family etc.

Have got my first Dr's appt tomorrow, and received a huge form in the post to complete yesterday, similar to the UK green notes. Being the US, they expect you to go for an epidural straight away and there's a section for previous births etc which includes anaesthesia used. I had to put 'none' for DD - no doubt that will raise eyebrows!

Dreams, not weird crazy sex ones but just loads of wacky ones, quite entertaining at times!

MrsTwinks Tue 05-Mar-13 17:58:42

Can I stick a foot in? I'm 4+5, edd nov 8th and very nervous, had a mc at 7+4 last year (with accompanying awful a&e visit) & totally petrified this tiny human wont stick either. Its taken since Sunday for it to sink in we managed to catch this time.

DH knows but no one else not even gp yet as I'm totally dr phobic after a&e experience. Anyone else?

Also anyone else with sickness random not morning times? Always in bed and always about 3/4pm.

SuffolkNWhat Tue 05-Mar-13 18:21:06

Welcome Fake gin and Twinks

I can't believe we've filled half a thread already!

I have a poorly DD so it looks like she'll be off with me tomorrow (I am being monitored for the sickness medication). Poor thing is full of cold sad

GinSling82 Tue 05-Mar-13 18:33:43

Welcome and congrats mrstwinks! We're about the same amount along and my Edd is just the day before yours! Sorry to hear your worrying, I hope everything works out for you this time.

The icing - thanks for your advice about coping with nights. I'll put your tips into action and let you know how I get on.

I'm planning on telling my mum, dad and brothers when I get to 6 weeks because I know how excited they will be for me but no one else until much later. Although I know a few people already suspect on the basis of me turning down wine at the weekend - which never usually happens! wink

busyprocrastinating Tue 05-Mar-13 18:37:18

Welcome and congrats to newbies.

I am feeling really sick constantly and have no appetite whatsoever. In really having to force food down me.

Mrstwinks I am totally dr phobic (and dentist and hospital. Anything medical really) I rang and made my booking in appointment yesterday with the midwife which isn't for a couple of weeks as they won't see you until you are 8 weeks here and you don't see a doctor at all. My biggest fear is having my blood taken so hoping once that is done I might relax a bit

busyprocrastinating Tue 05-Mar-13 18:38:23

Am hoping to get to the 12 week scan before I tell anyone.

I had bloods done for thyroid function last week so hoping to have the results this week - if not tomorrow. Quite stupidity excited for first medical visit! Must remember not to pee and forget to fill my wee pot lol.

A friend of mine had her first scan at 8 weeks so if they do the same for me it's not too long to wait.

I'm feeling full of energy in the evenings for some reason! Tired from 1-3 and then buzzing now! Just been up to ride my horse so maybe all the fresh air and exercise has woken me up lol

harverina Tue 05-Mar-13 19:26:07

Welcome and congratulations newbies! So many of us now!

Myidwife appointment was very basic. It's standard practice here to see a midwife at the gp clinic as soon as you have poas, they so some background info, give you your notes and send you away to fill on lots of info before the next appointment. My midwife also called the hospital and arranged my first appointment there for me to get bloods (27 march). My scan will be a couple of weeks or so after the bloods are taken. Oh and I had my blood pressure taken. I will get weighed etc when I go to the hospital on 27 march. I wasn't asked to provide a urine sample this time either.

Feeling much better today. Still have a dodgy tummy but can cope with that!!

DittyRatt Tue 05-Mar-13 19:33:54

Hi all and welcome to the newbies.

I have a terrible needle phobia, and will only let my doctor take my blood, and I have to have someone there to help calm me down <gulps down diazepam meds>, I also have a small phobia of dentists, and all thing medical, so even though I trust my doctor (I will only see her, down right refuse to see anyone else) I still only go if I absolutely have to.
I went to the doctors to discuss my iron levels this morning and they are rather low so I have been told I must eat lots of iron and vitamin C rich foods and stay clear of caffeine altogether. Then I must go back in 2weeks for another blood test, and they haven't risen then I will have to take iron tablets.


harverina Tue 05-Mar-13 19:38:00

Can I ask, those of you who have had 2 pr more babies...do you see signs of pregnancy earlier 2nd ( and more) time round? I feel the sensation in my tummy that I felt last time 12 weeks and more, like a heaviness

MrsTwinks Tue 05-Mar-13 19:46:38

Here you don't even get a booking appointment until 8-10 weeks, we are contemplating a private scan at 8weeks as both nervous about this one really being there (was made to feel like a hysteric last time as I hadn't had medical tests to confirm I was pg)

Have any of you on 2/3/4... done that? Is it worth it?? Also I've not exactly a washboard stomach so will they even see anything?

harverina Tue 05-Mar-13 20:03:51

My friend paid for a private scan at 10 weeks as her NHS scan was quote late - she said that it was the best £100 she has ever spent! She was going on holiday and wanted some reassurance. I don't think the amount of fat on your tummy matters? I hope not haha!!!!! grin

harverina Tue 05-Mar-13 20:04:24

Sorry for typos autocorrect! I need to start proof reading!!!

WhenSheWasBadSheWasHopeful Tue 05-Mar-13 20:48:11

Congrats mrstwinks sorry about your mc and bad a&e experience.

I think needle phobia must be quite common. When I was pregnant with dd the midwives looked really nervous and said "I'm really sorry but we have to take some blood now". When I told them it didn't bother me and I am normally a blood donor the relief just shone through their faces.

Far less symptoms today, I have loads of energy which is hugely worrying. If I don't feel knackered tomorrow I will really panic.

Fakebook Tue 05-Mar-13 21:26:44

Welcome MrsTwinks and congratulations! I've had my fair share of crappy miscarriage experiences. It's crap but I think once you're reassured the baby is ok, the appointments become easier, if that makes sense? If you think an early scan will help to reassure you, then definitely do it. I got pregnant with DS after 4 mc's and the scans really helped me, but I did my fair share of mentalling whilst waiting for them! If you do have a scan, don't worry they'll see everything as long as you drink loads of water and if they still can't, they may do an internal scan with a probe.

Harverina, I didn't get any major symptoms the second time round with DS but I did feel him kick much quicker at 11 weeks. This time I was still waiting for my period to start until I looked at the date and realised I was overdue. I'm not really feeling pregnant which is why I'm a bit nervous again.

Hope everyone has a good night.

MummaPanda Tue 05-Mar-13 22:44:27

Lol I was practically a pin cushion when in labour with my daughter so good luck to those with needle phobias!!

busyprocrastinating Tue 05-Mar-13 23:20:44

Oh no don't say that mumma. With dd I had 1 blood test and 1 whilst delivering- for the placenta. I can't cope with any more than that. The midwife who took my blood looked in shock when I turned from being polite and quiet to shouting and swearing at the top of my lungs when she stuck the needle in blush even dh who had heard the stories of the personality changes when a needle is involved was shocked.

williaminajetfighter Wed 06-Mar-13 10:02:18

Welcome mrstwinks. I've had 3 mcs over the last 2 years (probably down to my age - i'm 43!) and I've never made it past 7 weeks.

I'm just about where you are (I'm due 7 Nov and am 4+6 today) and I am deeply paranoid. I literally cringe everytime I have to 'wipe' for fear that I'll see blood and every cramp makes me crazy! I POAS (digital) almost every day to ensure I'm moving from 1-2 weeks to 2-3 weeks and eventually 3+.. crazy yes!

Last mc I had a lot of cramping in my back and then mc the next day. This time I've been cramping constantly which I'm assuming is just the old uterus stretching. In my head I've convinced myself that I'm having twins and therefore having to make a lot of room!

I'm not feeling nauseous yet, but I'm sure that will come.

SpanishLady Wed 06-Mar-13 10:23:25

mrstwinks you are in good company - I'm another pregnant after recent MC - very recent! - I miscarried 1st Feb at 8+5 and appear to have gotten pregnant again 2 weeks later before I'd gotten a period - (Hi williaminajetfighter - Im 4+6 today too!). I too am nervous but hopeful and fx for us all.

I would be very interested in knowing from those ladies who have had previous MCs - when did you go to the see the MW/doctor - eg did you wait until around 7 weeks or go earlier given the circumstances?

MrsTwinks Wed 06-Mar-13 10:44:23

Ugh don't mention nausea. I can no longer go in the car without my head out the window like a dog. It's all day too. Don't want to complain thou..

I'm going to wait until next week until I go, so I'm past that 6 week mark. DH pointed out to me last night that I should ask the gp for a scan as I have a long history of anxiety disorders and its making me so anxious, so I think I'm going to try that when I do go.

MotherOfCleo Wed 06-Mar-13 11:00:28

I was having such a crap day at work as my boss is in a stinker of a mood, but I just got a huge bunch of flowers delivered to work from my OH, put a huge grin on my face.

williaminajetfighter Wed 06-Mar-13 11:09:16

hi spanishlady - Because I had 3 mcs in a row I was able to get some investigations done (mostly bloodwork and ultrasounds) to ensure there weren't any fertility issues etc. There weren't any except that my ovaries were a bit 'polycystic' - sigh. The doctor had called me to give me the results of my latest bloodwork and I told her my pg test was positive so she booked my 12 week scan over the phone.

However in a letter from the fertililty specialist he wrote that if I had any problems with the pg, because of my history, I could certainly visit the early pregnancy centre for a scan between 6 and 8 weeks. I may or may not --- I don't want to burden them if it's just for my curiosity and I don't have problems or bleeding. I may look at a private scan at the 8-9 week mark. If I make it to then!!

WhenSheWasBadSheWasHopeful Wed 06-Mar-13 11:50:19

williamina and spanish congrats I know what you mean about feeling nervous. I have been a paranoid wreak since I got my BFP (I had 3 chem pregs last year). I just wish someone would put me in a coma for a few weeks till the baby's born
Not being at all productive at work, feeling headachy, nauseous and so so tired.

I had my first midwife appt today. No pee needed lol!

She just took a history and had a look at my blood results from last week - to take less thryoxine now. Being referred to endocrinology consultant for management of that but otherwise it should be normal shared care. Shes sent my referral letter to the hospital so they will call me for a booking appt and scan in about 4-6 weeks. She was lovely so would be happy to see her again and she had a wee book of info for me.

berrybomb Wed 06-Mar-13 12:13:17

hello ladies (and gent) - I did join on the very first page, but I've been away for a bit (snowboarding - constantly terrified of falling, but fortunately I stayed upright).

This is my first - EDD is 4th November. I think I've finally accepted it and let it sink in, but it's still very surreal - we were lucky enough for it to happen in our first month trying.

Good luck to everyone :-)

Posabelle Wed 06-Mar-13 14:35:41

Hello! I'm brand new. Posting here because if i don't somewhere, I will burst. Been trying for 8 months and has just started to be investigated as to why it was taking a little while (because i terminated a pregnancy 5 years ago with same partner) scan showed up polycyctic ovaries so was feeling really down last week. Then had a negative test on Friday, so sad all weekend.

Monday AM, period still hadn't arrived, so did test. Negative. Last night, thought, this is so weird my period still isn't here! So rooted into rubbish (yuck i know) and the test i had done had a very fine pink line on it that hadn't been there before! Read all about evaporation lines etc so tried not to get too excited (even though i haven't had a cycle over 30 days in a year)

Anyway, bought more tests at lunch, and couldn't wait. Definite second line. Still VERY faint but its there! I haven't even told my husband yet because i want to wait till i see him. I can't believe it! Online calculator says due 9th November. Sorry for massive essay, i just had to put it SOMEWHERE. :D

MotherOfCleo Wed 06-Mar-13 15:21:25

congrats posa my line was uber faint too at first, I'm now 5 weeks and it is incredibly dark grin

Heres to a healthy happy pregnancy smile

MotherOfCleo Wed 06-Mar-13 15:22:33

p.s I refused to believe that any woman ttc hasnt done a sneaky bin check for a test she threw away 'just to be sure', so you're not alone grin

WhenSheWasBadSheWasHopeful Wed 06-Mar-13 15:37:30

Yep we've all done the bin check thing.

Congrats and welcome.

SuffolkNWhat Wed 06-Mar-13 15:42:58

Totally done the bin thing! I have tested pretty much everyday (Internet cheapies) since getting the first faint line and now the pg line is so dark and appears before the control line!

williaminajetfighter Wed 06-Mar-13 15:56:06

like Geri Halliwell I go into the bins for leftover cake... and PG tests!

MummaPanda Wed 06-Mar-13 16:16:47

Lol I totally would bin dive for leftover cake! grin

Annyone else peeing like crazy??

SterlingS Wed 06-Mar-13 16:25:15

Yes MummaPanda am up and down every 20 mins at work it feels like - surel everyone thinks I am ill, especially as I look tired and spaced out too!!

pegster Wed 06-Mar-13 16:29:24

Congratulations & welcome Posabelle
Feeling very tired today, had a long nap when DS went down for his but have woken up nauseous now hmm Will try to have to have a sneaky eat without DS noticing!

Posabelle Wed 06-Mar-13 16:30:46

So glad I am not alone! Thanks for welcomes. smile
I can't stop weeing, boobs are killing me, and also seem to be way hotter than usual. In a right old sweat. But no other symptoms yet. Not too tired but its very early days. I'm SO happy but now also so scared!

GinSling82 Wed 06-Mar-13 16:33:56

Congrats and welcome Posa. Yes I have done bin thing too! I've lost count of how many tests I've done since getting that first positive. Like you William I've also been using those digital tests to watch the conception indicator move from 1-2, then 2-3 and I'm doing another tomorrow which will hopefully say 3+.

I don't really have many pg symptoms, I did feel really tired but now I'm on nights its hard to distinguish pg tired from working nights tired. My boobs are sore but not as much as they were... I'm actually wishing for some morning sickness so I have something to make me feel pregnant! shock

MTB82 Wed 06-Mar-13 17:04:11

Hi to all the newbies and huge congratulations. It really is great to be able to chat here to prevent me spilling the news elsewhere!

Gin I've been doing the same with the conception indicators. Unused up my 2 tests (fairly reframed I think) but so tempted to buy another pack to see if I've moved along to 3+.

Not feeling too bad but definitely feeling more nauseous each morning, the train journey into work this morning was a very queasy affair. Feeling v tired but wake up every night to pee (which then seems to continue all day-so snap on that symptom to those who mentioned!) Aside from that still not feeling very pregnant!

getoffthecoffeetable Wed 06-Mar-13 17:41:04

mrstwinks loving the image of you riding round in the car with the window open and your head hanging out!
Congratulations new ladies, make yourself at home < hands out biccies for those of you that can stomach them>
Have spoken to best friend last night and another best friend came over this afternoon and managed to keep Schtum, very proud if myself! Am bursting to tell but at the same time, quite enjoying having a secret that nobody else knows except DH and I.
Have had a monster headache all day, anyone else? I read it's normal to get headaches at this stage because of hormone surges.
Is your DD any better suffolk?

SuffolkNWhat Wed 06-Mar-13 18:01:45

Not really getoff she's full of cold poor thing

okavango Wed 06-Mar-13 18:07:30

Spanish I was referred to the recurrent miscarriage consultant after two mcs last year. I have no idea why it was done early, the epu nurse gave me the details of the consultant in the same breath as she said that the baby was dead so I didn't question it. I also had tests but not the genetic ones as I didn't qualify. The tests were inconclusive. I was told to call back when I got my bfp and now have regular scans and am taking aspirin and progesterone. one of my mates with 3 previous mcs was only put on aspirin but did also got early scans. It does seem inconsistent, my consultant has only just got a scanner in her office so can scan you whenever she wants.

getoffthecoffeetable Wed 06-Mar-13 18:10:24

At least DD has got you there for lots of mummy cuddles suffolk
okavango it sounds like you've really been through the mill. Here's hoping that this one sticks

okavango Wed 06-Mar-13 18:40:21

thanks coffee it is horrific but there are lots of us on the thread who have been there too and you just have to stay positive. Having said that we have told no one and won't do so til we have to!

vix206 Wed 06-Mar-13 19:34:47

Up until a few days ago I had terrible headaches too. Now I'm almost symptom free, but then I think I am the earliest out of all of us on here still!

Dizzy81 Wed 06-Mar-13 20:09:46

Hi all, got a positive test yesterday! Edd 8th November with my first child.

Am feeling tired all the time, headaches and ravenous. Oh and there's the dizzy spells. But I know it will be worth it.

I've got my first drs appointment next week am 4 weeks + 5. Am excited, nervous and apprehensive at the same time. Looking forward o the scan.

Ive read that most people are getting stomach pains, lie period cramps. How long does this last for?

Love to you all


MotherOfCleo Wed 06-Mar-13 20:32:20

Hi dizzy welcome smile I'm 5 weeks today and my edd is 7th of November so we are pretty well matched smile

ok ladies, query, I have a kind of throbbing pain, well not pain as it doesnt hurt but its an odd feeling, so far ive not had any cramping at all so this is totally new, should I be worried? confused

getoffthecoffeetable Wed 06-Mar-13 21:02:39

I've got a throbbing kind of feeling too mother
I think it's normal, uterus stretching kind of stuff

MotherOfCleo Wed 06-Mar-13 21:05:00

phew.....thanks coffee', see, I say I want symptoms, then panic when anything different happens.

MTB82 Wed 06-Mar-13 21:14:46

mother think that goes for all of us. I'm exactly the same; it's all just new and exciting yet terrifying.

I'm having a mini panic. There was a tiny bit of brownish discharge when I got undressed earlier and def having a few crampy pains. I know others have reported this but it's the first time it's happened to me!

Argh I know I'm overanalysing here

Fakebook Wed 06-Mar-13 21:27:23

Hi everyone. I've had another symptomless day today. Don't really feel pregnant at all apart from going to wee slightly more than usual. I'm getting a cold though and I can feel something festering at the back of my throat; this happens to me every time I fall pregnant.

Is anyone else with children finding that they're getting more hugs and snuggles from them than usual? My dd is 5 and came and gave me a massive hug out of nowhere yesterday and snuggled her head into my belly. My DS is 1 and won't leave my side he's constantly wanting me to pick him up and hug him. Dd did this with me when I was pregnant with DS too.

MotherOfCleo Wed 06-Mar-13 21:31:28

mtb you hit the nail on the head, thats exactly how I feel. confused

MotherOfCleo Wed 06-Mar-13 21:32:51

fairy this is my first so I have no idea, sorry. I think some cramping and spotting is quite common tho hmm

Fakebook Wed 06-Mar-13 21:33:22

Sorry fairydog, I didn't see your post before I posted.

Without trying to sound patronising, try not to worry, loads of women have a bit of bleeding early on and the cramps could just be round ligament pain.

WhenSheWasBadSheWasHopeful Wed 06-Mar-13 21:34:45

fairy sorry about the brown staining. It happened in my first pregnancy (dd was fine by the way)

Go and see your GP if you are worried but I don't think they panic at all about brown (old) blood.

SuffolkNWhat Wed 06-Mar-13 21:38:10

Brown blood is usually not something to worry about, it could be from implantation.

However if you feel worried then do get checked out

Thanks guys. It was literally the teensiest bit but alarming!

pegster Wed 06-Mar-13 22:42:00

Hi fairy, I had some brownish light bleeding with DS, had an early scan at the EPAU coz I was completely panicked but was all fine. Hope there's nothing more overnight, x

honey86 Thu 07-Mar-13 01:05:06

told ya itll prob be ok cleo smileglad bean stuck x

totally guilty for the bin thing lol grin

welcome newbies x

Dizzy81 Thu 07-Mar-13 04:39:04

Thank you mother.

Is anyone else having these symptoms? Feeling really tired, going to bed early and waking up early hrs either needing a wee or really hot! Plus if I roll over in bed or sudden movements I feel a tad queasy.

Newtothisstuff Thu 07-Mar-13 05:39:11

Can I join too grin POAS on Monday, although I've had awful stomach pains this week hmm Internet says I'm due 9th Nov. very planned. Will be DC 3 shock dd2 is 9 months !!

MTB82 Thu 07-Mar-13 06:25:55

dizzy I've had the same, 2 nights on the trot woke up at 5 to pee and then was wide awake despite feeling absolutely shattered!! Hoping this passes!

getoffthecoffeetable Thu 07-Mar-13 06:33:56

Hi new and welcome. I have a few friends with kids only nine months apart and they're all really close, very cute will hopefully try that with the next one but better get this pregnancy all done and dusted!
Am generally starting to get queasy, especially if I haven eaten.
Really thirsty all the time too, although that might be because I'm normally a tea belly and I've cut down to a cup a day

vix206 Thu 07-Mar-13 06:56:11

I'm waking at 4.30-5 every day with raging thirst. No real need to pee though. I'm quite used to being up that early as DS was an early riser for his first 18 months but now he sleeps til 7ish it is annoying to be awake so early for no reason!!

Hi new! Congrats!

No more blood so hopefully that's all done! I am v tired this morning - like wading through glue sad

getoffthecoffeetable Thu 07-Mar-13 07:25:21

Good to hear I'm not the only thirsty one, was starting to get paranoid about diabetes etc!

Posabelle Thu 07-Mar-13 07:29:35

Definitely thirsty! And needing to wee. And boiling. Woke up at 6.15 this morning so went and did a clear blue. Got a result of 'pregnant 1-2' so decided OH should share in my being awake so he got woken up with a pregnancy test shoved in his face. Hehe.

stuffthenonsense Thu 07-Mar-13 08:14:21

Fakebook my children are incredibly huggy kissy lately too. The baby refuses tone put down and the toddler is constantly seeking new places to kiss me. V cute.
I had brown discharge when pregnant with my toddler, so panicky bit all was fine. My symptoms are building and I now have the pregnant nose.... Don't laugh as I've see not in soo many woman, my nose seems to widen at the bridge during pregnancy, no doubt because ofthecongestion I wishing could take a nap I'm soooo tired.

vix206 Thu 07-Mar-13 08:19:45

I must be the odd one out then as my DS is definitely not more cuddly and affectionate! He's usually an angel but he's really testing me at the moment shock

vix206 Thu 07-Mar-13 08:21:39

Oh great news re no more blood Fairy! grin

Theicingontop Thu 07-Mar-13 08:34:22

My appetite has completely changed. For about a week I haven't been able to stomach anything greasy or nice unhealthy. Been packing fruit into my face and I've lost 5 pounds. Yesterday we had dominos, I got my usual vegetarian supreme, ate two slices and felt sick.

Damn you baby! I want to stuff my face!

MTB82 Thu 07-Mar-13 08:53:10

Bleugh feeling really queasy and just about to go and teach a class of 40 adults that have an exam this afternoon so are all super stressed and demanding. Aghhhh-wish me luck!!

okavango Thu 07-Mar-13 09:07:18

another one here in the waking up early thirsty and sweaty camp. Also did a clear blue test this morning and it says 3 plus which is great!

okavango Thu 07-Mar-13 09:08:12

good luck mtb!

retroelle Thu 07-Mar-13 09:21:31

Hello! I got my BFP a week ago - first pregnancy and I reckon I'm due around the 11th. The week since I found out has gone SO slowly ... it must speed up soon surely, 12 weeks seems a really long way away. I am just desperate for the little guy/gal to stick and have the right number of chromosomes.

So far, really sore boobs (have bought 2 new non-wired bras already, non maternity ones as I didn't want to jump the gun) but no other symptoms. Oh, and I'm doing the thing mentioned upthread of waking up at 5am for no reason, but I do that quite often anyway.

Congrats to everyone else - so nice to be able to say/hear it when you're keeping it a secret elsewhere. I even keep deleting my browser history in case someone sees my crazy-lady googling.

MotherOfCleo Thu 07-Mar-13 09:29:00

did a pee stick this morning just cos I like seeing 2 lines and the test line came up before and is darker than the control line.....yay grin

Theicingontop Thu 07-Mar-13 09:30:28

Congratulations retro, and yy to the crazy lady googling. If my OH sees any of it he doesn't ask grin

It will speed up, before you know it you'll be at your 20 week scan wondering where the first trimester went.

WhenSheWasBadSheWasHopeful Thu 07-Mar-13 09:32:19

Hi to the new guys. I'm not sleeping particularly well either. I do need onpee more often but my symptoms are all over the place.

Felt beyond shattered yesterday but feeling great this morning. I should be happy about that bug it just worries me, worry worry worry.

time def does seem to pass incredibly slowly doesnt it! tho i'm one of those people who wishes their life away lol

SuffolkNWhat Thu 07-Mar-13 10:26:13

Time is going extremely slowly!

Absurdly knackered today as DD was up most of the night, she is now bouncing off the walls (how?!) so am off to soft play so I read my kindle in peace.

honey86 Thu 07-Mar-13 10:28:58

ooomgim so gonna throwup:x x

MummaPanda Thu 07-Mar-13 10:45:14

Hi n welcome to newbies!

And dw new my dd is only 3 months old lol. I like to think they will be rly close when older smile

williaminajetfighter Thu 07-Mar-13 10:47:50

Hi all, So excited did my dig pgtest this morning and it's 3+ so things are moving along and hopefully getting less and less risk of miscarriage.

Had a wobbly this monring though - totally forgot about all the sleepless nights and baby nappies. Dear god what have I done!! shock grin

MotherOfCleo Thu 07-Mar-13 11:15:30

hope your alright honey. I was so dizzy and lightheaded when I got up this morning! Had to sit back down before I fell down.

Really missing my OH now and hes not back till Monday.....seems forever away.

SpanishLady Thu 07-Mar-13 11:23:12

Hahaha Williamina - great minds think alike - just POAS too and got 3+ - it just helps doesnt it - well for 5 minutes!

i have the slowness as well - this pregnancy the day of the week I go up a week is Thursday - hence today I am 5 weeks - however instead of thinking Im 'only' 5+1 tomorrow - Im thinking Im in week 6 - that way each week I straddle 2 weeks - this my friends is how I pass my time and make myself feel better about being so early mumsnet's pregnancy calendar doesnt even bother until week 6

which is tomorrow!

off for a bagel and to muse over my insanity

SuffolkNWhat Thu 07-Mar-13 13:24:54

Booking in appointment is Monday pm (as long as can be off work)

honey86 Thu 07-Mar-13 13:56:52

i got 3+ today too smile x

Dizzy81 Thu 07-Mar-13 14:28:41

I'm glad it's not just me that is waking up with the sweats in the night! I read somewhere that insomnia is also a classic side effect of pregnancy.

I am tempted to book a private scan but not sure!Just want to tell teh world.

how early can you get a scan? i'm so so keen to see just something! but i know theres little to see lol

Fakebook Thu 07-Mar-13 14:36:03

I think I might be the only one here who hasn't contacted the GP yet about my pregnancy. I'm supposed to be taking aspirin too from BFP but I completely forgot until today. I need to do this tomorrow so they can book me in for early scans.

Stuffed, I'm also really stuffy in the nose. My sister told me I was pregnant 3 weeks ago shock. We were talking on Skype and she kept telling me I was pregnant. I never discuss our ttc plans with her, so she must have had some kind of intuition! Now I'm trying to hide from her seeing me on Skype because she'll definitely notice my fat nose and find out!

Been weeing more today. I've felt a few flutters too but way too early to feel anything...unless I'm further along than I though. My last period was very short and light.

SpanishLady Thu 07-Mar-13 14:47:54

Fake - I havent contacted clinic yet - where I am you have the booking in/bloods as one appointment anytime after 6 weeks - you then get a letter a week to 2 after advising of 12 week scan date - I got to this stage last pregnancy before I MC'd so am waiting it out abit longer this time....Im expecting not to see the MW therefore until Im 7-8 weeks.

dizzy - Im tempted to get a private scan too - theres a clinic near me that will do an early scan for £65 or dating scan (eg if you wait until week 8 +) for £75 - my DH thinks we shoudlnt bother as truth be told it doesnt change what will happen if its meant to happen but I think if I get to the stage I was last pregnancy (8+4) I might just to reassure myself

vix206 Thu 07-Mar-13 16:00:45

I won't be contacting my gp for another month. They won't see me until I'm 10 weeks so there's little point in my contacting them before 8 weeks

retroelle Thu 07-Mar-13 16:20:02

I'm seeing my gp next week when I'll be 5+1. I am pretty sure it will be a 30-second appointment but it will at least get me onto the system. My main concern with this is that I really don't like the nurse at my local GP clinic (calls you "darling" while being incredibly rude and insensitive) and I'm hoping the midwife will be nicer.

I am also considering a private scan, as I have a long-haul work trip (booked before I found out) when I'll be around 11 weeks pg and it would be nice to know if everything's ok before then.

I feel like I want to add "assuming it sticks" before every sentence talking about the future ...

MummaPanda Thu 07-Mar-13 16:27:28

To those considering early scans, we had one with dd, not for pregnancy but for a cyst I had, we had not long found out I was pg. I was 6weeks along, and seeing her strong little heart beat, even though she was only a bean, was so amazing and I just knew then n there that she was strong enough to make it. So if your worrying about mc definitely do it!

DittyRatt Thu 07-Mar-13 17:00:10


MTB82 Edd 28th Oct. Baby no1

Snow Edd 29th Oct. Baby no1
WhenSheWas Edd 29th Oct. Baby no2

Diege Edd 31st Oct. Baby no6

Heartonsleeve Edd 1st Nov. Baby no1
SterlingS Edd 1st Nov. Baby no1
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Honey Edd 2nd Nov. Baby no4
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Pegster Edd 2nd Nov. Baby no?

Ruby Edd 3rd Nov. Baby no1
Suffolk Edd 3rd Nov. Baby no2

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Icing Edd 4th Nov. Baby no2
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DittyRatt Edd 5th Nov. Baby no3

Lexib. Edd 6th Nov. Baby no1
Fakebook Edd 6th Nov. Baby no2?

MotherOfCleo Edd 7th Nov. Baby no1
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The Sperminator Edd 7th Nov. Baby no1
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Fairy Edd 8th Nov. Baby no1
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Retroelle Edd 11th Nov. Baby no1

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Vix206 Edd 15th Nov. Baby no2

Spanishlady Edd ?. Baby no2
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MummaPanda Edd ?. Baby no2
Curly Edd ?. Baby no3

Dizzy81 Thu 07-Mar-13 17:07:54

I am tempted, I really am! This morning I was feelign really sick - though didn't vomit and throughout teh course of the day the symptons have come and gone. I know the cramps are just the baby bedding in so to speak.

Sorry to sound really thick here, but this whole week thing is confusing me. Some sites are saying I'm at week four and others are saying week 5. Hmmm.

Theicingontop Thu 07-Mar-13 17:22:50

Perhaps they're rounding up or down, Dizzy?

I'm getting excited now, and I know I shouldn't yet. But I poas just now and it came up nice and dark before the control line - Ahhh! I knew I was pregnant before from eleven faint to light positives, but seeing my first dark result made me think, 'wow I am pregnant'.

OH didn't understand why I was suddenly excited and waving yet another stick around.

I want to knit something.

Dizzy81 Thu 07-Mar-13 17:31:35

HEHE, that's a great feeling!

I did my test and looked at it before teh 3 minutes and went I'm not pregnant. My DH got the test out the bin a bit later and told me the great news. The line was very dark.

YOu are well within your rights theicingontop to get excited and start kniting. It's an exciting time for us all but at the same time a bit nerve wracking.

I want to hear the heart beat and know everything is ok/


SuffolkNWhat Thu 07-Mar-13 17:32:24

I am 5+4, so 5 weeks pregnant but in the sixth week. It's very confusing!

I find Babycentre quite good for explaining things.

Dizzy81 Thu 07-Mar-13 17:52:11

Thanks Suffolk, I am glad it's not just me. I will have a look at that site later.

stuffthenonsense Thu 07-Mar-13 18:19:00

Fakebook I had fluttering a today too, I'm 5+6 on baby no6. I most definitely felt movement with no5 at 8 weeks, and it has got earlier with each pregnancy. Twice this week HVs gone to buy more digit eats and successfully talked myself out of it in the shop That is progress but now I'm wishing I had.
I hit 6 weeks tomorrow. It feels like a milestone.

Griffomais Thu 07-Mar-13 18:19:41

Hi can I join please? BFP after 2.5 years of trying and month before starting IVF feel absolutely blessed. I think my due date will be 10th November.

MTB82 Thu 07-Mar-13 18:34:49

Griffomais wow that's a really uplifting tale to hear. So glad it's all finally worked out for you huge congratulations to you!!!

SuffolkNWhat Thu 07-Mar-13 18:40:59

Griffomais massive congrats, what a very special BFP!

williaminajetfighter Thu 07-Mar-13 19:02:21

Wow Dizzy! Thx for doing such a fab list. This'll be DC2. I have a DD who is 6. Crazy age gap!

retroelle Thu 07-Mar-13 19:08:16

Congrats Griffo! I'd been hoping someone else on their first pregnancy would have a similar edd to mine, so an extra welcome from me.

Congrats griffomais!

Thanks for doing the list ditty! So exciting to see so many people with the same due date as me.

Just watched last nights OBEM - and didn't cry!

pegster Thu 07-Mar-13 19:36:21

Great lust ditty, thank-you.
Baby number 2 for me, DS is 17 months

GinSling82 Thu 07-Mar-13 20:02:43

Congrats griffomais! That really is amazing news, you must be so excited. grin

Thanks for the list Dizzy - was so nice to see my name and EDD - made me feel a bit more that this is all real!

I did another POAS today got my 3+ which I'm so pleased about, will reassure me for maybe 24 hours before I start worrying again. DH thinks I'm hilarious for still POAS but its nice to know that I'm not mad and other people are doing it too!

Definitely considering early scan but again DH thinks I'm mad, says we can if I want to but that it won't change the outcome and what's meant to be will be.

Still no nausea for me but sore boobs, sensitive nipples and sooo thirsty all the time!

getoffthecoffeetable Thu 07-Mar-13 22:35:06

Congratulations griffo what an uplifting story. Very happy for you.
Am going from being ravenous to nausea very quickly. And have super human sense of smell too!

busyprocrastinating Thu 07-Mar-13 22:45:41

Great news griffo congratulations.
I have got the super sense of smell too getoff have had to subtly cover my nose a couple of times when people have been wearing strong perfume.
All my symptoms seem to have disappeared today I don't know whether to worry or just enjoy a day off from feeling sick and emotional

MummaPanda Thu 07-Mar-13 23:08:36

Ok seriously how many babies are in there?!?! I look 20weeks pg!!! Am majorly hoping this is weird pg bloating n is gna go away by morning cos theres no way im gna be able to hide it much longer if it carries on like this!! sad

Fakebook Thu 07-Mar-13 23:12:55

Congratulations griffo!

Stuff, I'm only 5wk+1, I'm thinking its my insides just flapping about getting ready for full sized baby!

Thanks for that magnificent list ditty!

So I've just had my first hormonal cry in this pregnancy. The Lola/Lexi scene at the end of eastenders has made me cry confused.

Dizzy81 Fri 08-Mar-13 04:39:14

Griffon massive congratulations!!!such a heart warming story.

I felt a flutter in my stomach earlier and got all excited! My poor dh must think I'm mad.

Symptoms were on and off yesterday, trying not to worry, but i wil embrace these moments whilst I v an.

Theicingontop Fri 08-Mar-13 07:06:49

I'm feeling flutters also, but considering my baby is the size of a pea I really doubt it was their doing grin it wasn't 'gas', definitely my uterus. Maybe it's in full stretch mode now?

Huge congratulations griffo, you must be over the moon smile

Mumma I found the sentence "No, I'm just fat. But thank you ever so much for noticing my weight gain" very effective when I started showing early last time and I didn't want nosy parkers people finding out.

Dizzy81 Fri 08-Mar-13 07:21:51

Cheers icing - that's what I'm thinking. All the stretching it has to do. I woke up with a dull ache in my right side and now it's the middle of my stomach. Plus the occasional cramping. Should I be worried?

Also is anyone else getting an increase in vaginal discharge?

All the weird movements are stretching out of ligaments and the uterus - no baby to move in these yet!

I def have more discharge - kind of whiteish. If you get any itching etc then go see your Gp

SuffolkNWhat Fri 08-Mar-13 07:28:37

Ah yes discharge! Pregnancy is so glamourous!

Some rather fun news, I've been chosen as a judge for the Radio 2 500 words competition. Will get my first batch of stories over the weekend!

Dizzy81 Fri 08-Mar-13 07:39:09

That's what I'm telling myself its ligaments stretching.

It's not itching, Thankfully. Oh it's going to be a fun 9 months.

Griffomais Fri 08-Mar-13 07:43:29

Good morning can I ask is anyone taking Vitamin D as well as Folic Acid?

Dizzy81 Fri 08-Mar-13 07:44:19

I've got pregnancy care vitamins.

Griffomais Fri 08-Mar-13 07:45:41

Thanks Dizzy so do you think I should ditch the Folic Acid and just take a combined Pregnancy Vit?

getoffthecoffeetable Fri 08-Mar-13 07:47:35

That's really cool suffolk, well done.

Yes to the discharge, white stuff. Very attractive!
Tummy sounds like a washing machine, actually, my tummy might be louder than the washer!
Nausea is creeping in too, trying to get some food down me because that's the only way for me to combat it, just need to force it down!

Dizzy81 Fri 08-Mar-13 07:51:55

Griff, It might be best to speak to a pharmacist maybe or your gp for advice?

Suffolk, forgot to say congrats as being chosen as a judge.

Getoff, I can't stop faring or burping. I feel sick and it's made worse by getting up quick or moving around too much.

you dont necessarily need a multi-vit - if you take 100mg of Vit D and 400mg of Folic Acid thats grand. (Nearly 100% those quantities are right!)

some people report reactions to lots of pregnancy vits - me included!

I saw calcium and Vit D in a tablet in the pharmacy yesterday. Try and get your vits from food rather than in synthetic form

pegster Fri 08-Mar-13 08:34:54

Griffomais - I'm taking the Tesco pregnancy multi-vit, really cheap bit got everything in including some iron which I thought might be a good idea as I got anaemic last time

WhenSheWasBadSheWasHopeful Fri 08-Mar-13 08:43:14

griff huge congrats

"No, I'm just fat. But thank you ever so much for noticing my weight gain"
theicing grin that's great, I'm so going to use that.

Well I'm 6+4 weeks and three up today smile

retroelle Fri 08-Mar-13 09:46:38

Boots do a combo vitamin d/folic acid tablet which is cheap. I was taking it until I got the BFP, and I've now switched to boots pregnancy multivits as I am mostly vegetarian and probably need the iron.

I am obsessed with vitamin d. Seriously, it's incredibly important for development and for normal health.

SuffolkNWhat Fri 08-Mar-13 09:49:21

Loving the fat line!

I already have a little paunch (love that word) so should be able to his things for a little while.

I'm taking Pregnacare Plus atm, they were on 3 for 2 in Sainsburys.

MummaPanda Fri 08-Mar-13 09:57:37

Yes icing am definitely going to be playing the fat card a lot hehe wink

SterlingS Fri 08-Mar-13 10:19:34

I'm taking the pregnacare ones - other half went out and bought them for me, had already been taking folic anyway when we'd officially decided to ttc, little did we know I was already a few weeks pregnant!!

Am worried I am becoming obsessed with cheese and onion crisps - anyone else got any food cravings??

i had a bad allergic reaction to the pregnacare tablets. they do seem wildly expensive for no reason too!

i'm just in the mood for more starchy foods like bread and potatoes at the min but its cold over here so maybe thats why!

MummaPanda Fri 08-Mar-13 11:08:17

I use santogen, they r only like £3! N have same stuff in all the others do

GinSling82 Fri 08-Mar-13 11:19:02

I'm taking the pregnacare ones, I ordered off amazon and got 3 months for about £6 so I thought that was pretty good. I know your supposed to get quite a bit of calcium too which isn't in the vits so I've been buying yoghurt and its been a good excuse for a little extra cheese!wink

Yes I'm also getting the very glamorous white discharge! I'm also incredibly bloated, I look like I'm showing already and it's all probably wind and not baby!! Think I'm constipated too. Oh what fun!

Tentative hello, I'm due on Nov 7th based on lmp. Disabled my profile for now just in case anyone I know sees!

MotherOfCleo Fri 08-Mar-13 11:22:57

I had a bad reaction to the pregnacare ones too sad I was on vitaboitics immunecare plus but they had vit A which I discovered was bad so I'm just on tescos ones which are good value.

I am so tired today, dont know if it's just after a long week or if its pregnancy related. hmm I could actually nap at my desk zzzzzzzz

Fakebook Fri 08-Mar-13 11:25:26

Vitamin-wise, I'm taking 100ug of vitamin D (have vitamin D deficiency so increase my dose to keep at normal levels), 5mg folic acid (was prescribed this by doctor) and co-enzyme Q10, Magnesium and omega 3.

I also am a big believer in taking vitamin D. It's such an important vitamin and it takes part in a lot of reproductive hormone pathways. I wish the doctors/midwives would recommend it more to women of child bearing age.

I've just remembered I'm rhesus negative so will be offered anti D injections. I hate needles and hyperventilate when faced with them so I may decline the anti D, seeing as this is our last baby.

Theicingontop Fri 08-Mar-13 11:34:11

My GP said prenatal vitamins were a load of nonsense and was only concerned with iron and folic acid, and wanted to make sure I was getting enough calcium. I'll be lucky to even see my GP this time though but I'm still following that same advice and only supplementing with folic acid and iron. I found pregnacare gave me awful constipation blush

WhenSheWasBadSheWasHopeful Fri 08-Mar-13 11:36:22

I totally agree with the importance of vit d. My midwife gave me a prescription for folic acid I was surprised she didn't give me vit d too.

I take Sanatogen too so haven't bothered with the nurses folic acid.

I'm really tired too motherof the pregnancy insomnia has kicked in, I hate lying in bed shattered but wide awake.

MrsTwinks Fri 08-Mar-13 11:45:22

I'm out sad bad cramps last night and nasty surprise in the bed this morning. Good luck for the rest of you ladies

vitamins are notorious for causing constipation! i take folic acid one day and a vitamin with folic acid the next and alternate it. seems to stop that problem!

Fakebook Fri 08-Mar-13 12:14:14

MrsTwinks, I'm so sorry sad.

o dear god mrstwinks i hadnt seen your message when i posted

i am so so sorry <huge hug>

vix206 Fri 08-Mar-13 12:20:47

So sorry Mrs Twinks sad

getoffthecoffeetable Fri 08-Mar-13 12:31:47

My best friend just rang to tell me she's twelve weeks and everything went well with the scan. Am so pleased for her and her DH. Was almost bursting to tell her that we're pregnant too. Didn't though. Her DH was on the phone to mine at the same time and he didn't cave either -- last time he told them both when I was barely five weeks and we'd only just found out ourselves--
Just praying that this one sticks and that we'll be st our twelve week scan soon enough

getoffthecoffeetable Fri 08-Mar-13 12:33:22

mrs twinks I'm so sorry, didn't see your message. So so sorry. Have you been to get checked out? Sending lots of hugs your way

pegster Fri 08-Mar-13 12:35:28

Really sorry to hear that mrstwinks, take good care of yourself sad

SuffolkNWhat Fri 08-Mar-13 12:48:41

So sorry MrsTwinks sad

stuffthenonsense Fri 08-Mar-13 13:03:32

Welcome to all the new ones, great to see some old friends here too now.

Mrstwinks, how very sad, take good care of yourself, and if you can bear it, keep in touch.

With regards to the vitamins I take a food-source prenatal as it contains folate instead of folic acid, high strength vitc, high strength vitd3 and an antioxidant. I try to get as many nutrients as I can from diet but I'm still breastfeeding 2 children and sometimes I just don't get the chance to fill those needs so this tops up anything lacking. As a result some days my pee is almost luminous as the extras are discarded.

It's my baby boys birthday tomorrow and I've got a list of jobs to do that fills both sides of an a4, so I'm really hoping that Mother's Day brings a lie-in.

Has anyone seen anything of Diege lately? She's not been here for a while so I hope everything's ok.

Diege Fri 08-Mar-13 13:08:30

Just coming on to post stuff!! grin. I'm fine, but very very sick and just about managing to keep the cyclizine tabs down between throwing up. Today is a 'good' day though, so making the most of it. 7 weeks today and have some on-off pinkish discharge, just on wiping but a bit unnerving all the same.I am reassured by my symptons (plus very dark line on hpt coming upo in secinds, before control) so will sit it out until 8 weeks and then get a referral just to check things out for scan before contacting mw.
So sorry mrstwinks - have been there x3 and it is such a sad and difficult time. Thinking of you x
Welcome to all the newbies - the party is swinging now grin

suprisepitstop Fri 08-Mar-13 13:40:13

Hi Ladies, can I join too? Im 37YO and this is my first pregnancy. Im 6 weeks, due 2nd November. I tested last Friday and have pretty much been walking around in a state of disbelief and shock as I had told myself it would take ages. Twas the first month I had gone off the pill (and Id been on it for years), so massive suprise. Over the shock now and am delighted and anxious and all those things. I think the worst is not being able to tell anyone (oh and Im going to miss wine flowing nights with my gfs). DH is being really supportive, but has low boredom threshold for discussing, so I am so glad!!! you are all here. its been so helpful already reading through all your posts and experiences, and not feeling alone in this.

WhenSheWasBadSheWasHopeful Fri 08-Mar-13 13:43:27

sad I'm so sorry mrstwinks. Look after yourself.

MTB82 Fri 08-Mar-13 13:58:12

So sorry mrs twinks wouldn't wish that upon anyone. Take care of yourself!!

Re vits I'm taking the basic pregnacare ones which were about £3.50 and on 3 for 2 at supermarket.

Talking of missing people....ruby are you ok??! Haven't noticed any posts for a while.

SpanishLady Fri 08-Mar-13 13:58:16

Hi Cheese and surprise - congrats!

Mrstwinks - I am very sorry, please take care x

bizzybee1234 Fri 08-Mar-13 14:50:17

Me too, due 7 November. So excited.

Feel dog tired most of the time, but not too sick (yet).

MTB82 Fri 08-Mar-13 14:56:55

Congratulations to all the new joiners and welcome!!!

Ok so I caved today and went and bought more tests. Just POAS and got my 3+ reading smile small things hey, but feel v happy now. Still no date through to see the midwife for my booking appt or scan but that has tided me over a bit knowing that my little bean has grown another week!!

Theicingontop Fri 08-Mar-13 14:57:06

Ahh that's truly awful news, mrstwinks. I'm so sorry sad

DittyRatt Fri 08-Mar-13 15:36:30

Afternoon all and welcome newbies

I'm so so sorry to hear that mrstwinks hope you'll be ok. <big hug>

Re: vitamins; I am taking the Dlux pregnancy vitamin spray, it has vitamin d, folic acid, and a combination of b vitamins.

Well the nausea has well and truly kicked in, which is new as last time it didn't start while I was 6 week.
As for being emotional well I cried at work yesterday because a customer came in and ruins my facings.
My other symptoms are, increased discharge, heartburn, fatigue, and an uncontrollable urge to suck on a bar of soap.


SuffolkNWhat Fri 08-Mar-13 16:03:19

I have my yellow notes and my info pack from the doctors. This is all becoming very real. Suppose I'd better sort the house put over the weekend (we are redecorating... slowly) ready for the midwife on Monday!

williaminajetfighter Fri 08-Mar-13 16:22:27

So sorry to hear mrstwinks - it just sucks. Like Diege I've been there 3x too so understand. Hope you're able to try again really soon.

RubyWindsor Fri 08-Mar-13 16:28:23

Hi MTB and everyone else!

Twinks I am so sorry to hear that