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November 2013 - thread 2 - bookings and early scans!

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MummaPanda Wed 13-Mar-13 10:59:18

Where did everyone go? Lol

RubyWindsor Wed 13-Mar-13 10:59:57

Here! grin

MTB82 Wed 13-Mar-13 11:03:58

Woohoo. Tread 2 that must mean we're making progress. Feel like that's quite an alternative milestone for us.

Ruby when's your scan?

honey86 Wed 13-Mar-13 11:05:44

4th grin

RubyWindsor Wed 13-Mar-13 11:07:31

On Friday... Nervous, excited and scared all rolled into one at the minute! Although the sickness that just won't leave me is kind of putting my wandering mind at ease!

GinSling82 Wed 13-Mar-13 11:09:21

Hi ladies, its good to be a part of thread 2 grin

getoffthecoffeetable Wed 13-Mar-13 11:20:27

Yey, shiny new thread!
Am trying not to be paranoid about lack of symptoms today. DS and I have been playing on the garden, it's actually a nice spring day for a change! Am looking forward to nap time though since he got up at 4.50am little monkey!

retroelle Wed 13-Mar-13 11:23:08

Hello new thread. So fresh and clean now, but so soon to be filled with puke, sore boobs and discharge ...

williaminajetfighter Wed 13-Mar-13 11:27:48

dear god, I thought I had lost you!! Am thinking about snowdrop and cheese. Please update us when you can!

I have booked an 8 week scan for the 27th March. Cost £75 but, hey ho, shall be my little treat. V excited. My friend in NYC said her doctor had a scanning machine in her office and she got scanned everytime and whenever she went in. Lucky!

WhenSheWasBadSheWasHopeful Wed 13-Mar-13 11:36:31

Woo hoo new thread. Time is marching on then, even if it doesn't feel like it.

williamina so jealous of your friend. If I had my way I would be scanned everyday. At least I only have to wait till tomorrow.

williaminajetfighter Wed 13-Mar-13 11:37:36

whenshewas seems like there might be a tidy little profit in 'home scanning machines' for neurotic pregnant women like us! I see a business venture coming on...!

GinSling82 Wed 13-Mar-13 11:41:02

WhenSheWas - did you book an early scan privately or is it part if your NHS package of care?

Yep I booked scan, I'm seeing it as a little treat too. Booked for 4th April when I'm 9 weeks. It's also a few days before my birthday so wanted some reassurance before then. I'm seeing some close friends and I'll feel more comfortable about telling them my news if I've seen a scan.

Dizzy81 Wed 13-Mar-13 11:53:25

Getoff, I've been symptomless for a few days - think the body is settling down with the hormones. Am trying not to think the worst for the scan on 26th.

I hope snowdrop and cheese are ok.

Dizzy81 Wed 13-Mar-13 11:55:30

Whenshewasbad, is yours a private scan?

Hi all - found you!

I feel a bit queasy this morning and I've got a rotten taste in my mouth but othewise ok! Two people have asked if I'm alright tho confused

o forgot to say my friend is contracting so hopefully everything is ok at the minute. very anxious for her tho

hope cheese and snowdrop are ok

stuffthenonsense Wed 13-Mar-13 12:14:29

Wow, thread 2, so soon.

Theicingontop Wed 13-Mar-13 12:26:04

We're all only a month or more in too, imagine how many threads we'll have gone through come D-day. Counting myself very lucky to be this far though and thinking of those who didn't thanks

That's good fairy, hope everything progresses smoothly for her.

I'm glad we'll be waiting until 12 weeks to scan, we won't have a car until June and will be relying on my dad to drive me, it's 30-odd miles away, I want to tell everyone as close to the 12 week mark as possible and I know he won't keep quiet about it grin. I think I'll tell him a few days before my appointment...

Wibblypiglikesbananas Wed 13-Mar-13 13:12:04

Hi ladies, gosh, didn't check in for a couple of days and there's a whole new thread! Hope everyone's doing ok and not suffering too badly.

I am now 6+6 and the dreaded heartburn has returned. Last time, it only stopped once DD was born so there's a while to go yet!

For all of you keen for early scans - come to the US! I had my booking in appointment last week and they were very keen to get involved. I actually refused as I have bad memories of going to the EPU (back in the UK) with bleeding when I was 8 weeks with DD so would rather just have the 12 week scan. I'm booked in again in two weeks to discuss the results of blood and urine tests that were taken at the first appointment, but since they rang me yesterday to say these all looked fine, I'm not sure what we're going to be doing.

Take care everyone!

MotherOfCleo Wed 13-Mar-13 13:17:55

phew found you all. xx

Snowdrop9 Wed 13-Mar-13 13:23:32

Found you all. Thanks for all the lovely messages. I can't remember all the names in the process of finding the new thread, but it was so nice to read them. Williamina and Haverina and all who asked, I am feeling very sad and nervous today. I have to wait til tomorrow morning for my scan and am still bleeding with cramps. I am terrified of going and being told the worst, and also it can't come soon enough sad Feeling pretty tearful and worried to death, spending the day in bed bar a couple of little dog walks.
Honey I am so pleased that things seem to be progressing well for you and your message did send a little ray of hope, so thank you.
I am wishing you all such good luck and health and hope that everything is progressing well for each and every one of you - and me! xxx

Snowdrop9 Wed 13-Mar-13 13:34:24

How are you Cheese xxx

SuffolkNWhat Wed 13-Mar-13 13:43:11

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Hi suffolk!

hope you get sorted soon

fingers xd for you snowdrop

williaminajetfighter Wed 13-Mar-13 13:46:58

hi everyone - thought i would bring the chart of everyone's names and EDD from the previous thread. Didn't want to lose it. (Am procrastinating at work...) Anyone not on the list, please add your names!


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

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

Pegster Edd 2nd Nov. Baby no?

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

Clementine82 Edd 4th Nov. Baby no1
Hellington Edd 4th Nov. Baby no1
Berrybomb Edd 4th Nov. Baby no1
Icing Edd 4th Nov. Baby no2
SaBearOz Edd 4th Nov. Baby no2

DittyRatt Edd 5th Nov. Baby no3

Lexib. Edd 6th Nov. Baby no1
Fakebook Edd 6th Nov. Baby no2?

MotherOfCleo Edd 7th Nov. Baby no1
GinSling82 Edd 7th Nov. Baby no1
The Sperminator Edd 7th Nov. Baby no1
Ceramicunicorn Edd 7th Nov. Baby no2
Williaminajetfighter Edd 7th Nov. Baby no2

Fairy Edd 8th Nov. Baby no1
Dizzy81 Edd 8th Nov. Baby no1
Okavango Edd 8th Nov. Baby no1
Minesahotchocolate Edd 8th Nov. Baby no2
MrsTwinks Edd 8th Nov. Baby no?

Newtothisstuff Edd 9th Nov. Baby no3
Posabelle Edd 9th Nov. Baby no?

Retroelle Edd 11th Nov. Baby no1

Lovesthechaos3 Edd 12th Nov. Baby no4

Minniemooo Edd 13th Nov. Baby no2

Vix206 Edd 15th Nov. Baby no2

Spanishlady Edd ?. Baby no2
Shelly Edd ?. Baby no2
MummaPanda Edd ?. Baby no2
Curly Edd ?. Baby no3

vix206 Wed 13-Mar-13 13:58:34

Missed BangOn from the list. I remembered her because she was the only person who was due after me! Also my EDD has moved according to new calculations so I've changed mine.


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

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

Pegster Edd 2nd Nov. Baby no?

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

Clementine82 Edd 4th Nov. Baby no1
Hellington Edd 4th Nov. Baby no1
Berrybomb Edd 4th Nov. Baby no1
Icing Edd 4th Nov. Baby no2
SaBearOz Edd 4th Nov. Baby no2

DittyRatt Edd 5th Nov. Baby no3

Lexib. Edd 6th Nov. Baby no1
Fakebook Edd 6th Nov. Baby no2?

MotherOfCleo Edd 7th Nov. Baby no1
GinSling82 Edd 7th Nov. Baby no1
The Sperminator Edd 7th Nov. Baby no1
Ceramicunicorn Edd 7th Nov. Baby no2
Williaminajetfighter Edd 7th Nov. Baby no2

Fairy Edd 8th Nov. Baby no1
Dizzy81 Edd 8th Nov. Baby no1
Okavango Edd 8th Nov. Baby no1
Minesahotchocolate Edd 8th Nov. Baby no2
MrsTwinks Edd 8th Nov. Baby no?

Newtothisstuff Edd 9th Nov. Baby no3
Posabelle Edd 9th Nov. Baby no?

Retroelle Edd 11th Nov. Baby no1

Lovesthechaos3 Edd 12th Nov. Baby no4

Minniemooo Edd 13th Nov. Baby no2
Vix206 Edd 13th Nov. Baby no2

BangOn Edd 18th Nov Baby no3

Spanishlady Edd ?. Baby no2
Shelly Edd ?. Baby no2
MummaPanda Edd ?. Baby no2
Curly Edd ?. Baby no3

GinSling82 Wed 13-Mar-13 14:10:22

Wow vix and William! Incredible effort! I feel so tired I would not have managed such a featgrin

BangOn Wed 13-Mar-13 14:17:02

aw, thanks vix i was just about to try n work out how to add myself via smartphone [mind boggles]

hope everyone's well - this is such a fast moving thread i haven''t really kept up as much as i'd like to.

just tried to make an appointment woth my gp about both the pregnancy & my knackered pelvic floor (sorry if tmi). just been told she can't see me for nearly two weeks! fear my bits may be dragging along the floor by then! <practises kegels furiously> [ grin]

Thanks for all the thoughts, I had the scan and needed an internal one as she couldn't see much from the outside. I'm about 5 weeks or so but there were two sacs!! I can't believe it. I had a blood test right after and just had the results, hcg is 4700 now and I have another on Friday which they want to see double. Back for another scan in 2 weeks to see what's happened.

I'm in shock!

Not sure on dates as I thought 6 weeks tomorrow but scan showed around 5, might be as there are two? Not sure but hoping the blood test on Friday shows doubling and that everything goes well.

That would make this pregnancy my 5th and 6th live babies.

I'll have to rush off now, get the dcs from school and dd3 is wanting my attention from my lap again smile I'll catch up everyone's news later on. Hope everyone is doing ok.

SpanishLady Wed 13-Mar-13 14:59:47

cheese! our first twins!!! fx the levels go up etc but very very good news and am glad it was brilliant news.

Now we need snowdrop to be reassured fx for that tomorrow

I have called the doctors and they are going to refer me to the midwife so will see when I get a call and its in the lap of the gods then

BangOn Wed 13-Mar-13 15:00:42

wow, cheese - twins! No wonder you're in shock!

RubyWindsor Wed 13-Mar-13 15:05:22

Wow Cheese!!! Twice the congratulations! Fx for levels to double for you thanksthanks

MummaPanda Wed 13-Mar-13 15:09:35

Congrats cheese! Wonder how many (if any) more twins we will get??

MTB82 Wed 13-Mar-13 15:12:07

Wow Will thanks so much for that. I had no idea that we'd racked up such a crowd. Amazing!!

stuff goodness me,hope everything settles down.

cheese, snow and honey fingers are crossed for you

williaminajetfighter Wed 13-Mar-13 15:12:55

guys, I didn't do anything I just cut and paste from a list that some lovely soul put together on the previous thread!

MTB82 Wed 13-Mar-13 15:19:37

Woah I wrote that last post a whole ago and forgot to actually post. Just caught up on what I'd missed and....cheese TWINS!!' Amazing news. How exciting. Double the fun!

MotherOfCleo Wed 13-Mar-13 15:25:14

wow cheese amazing news! grin

Amazing news!

I have just gone to the loo and there's a bit of brown spotting confused

SpanishLady Wed 13-Mar-13 15:40:43

Fairy - brown spotting can be nothing esp at this stage - sending good vibes

harverina Wed 13-Mar-13 15:41:11

At work so just posting quickly - cheese super news. And twins!!! Wow that's amazing!!!

Will be back later when have a bit more time just wanted to mark my place grin

BangOn Wed 13-Mar-13 15:45:12

fairy i had brown spotting yesterday - seems to have gone now, hopefully. with dd2 i had quite a bit. she's now thumping around trying to 'stroke' the cat with te inside tube from a roll of wrapping paper grin. so no need to worry.

harverina Wed 13-Mar-13 15:47:42

Snowdrop thinking of you too hope your ok.

Suffolk on the ward? Are you beind admitted?

I think I'm having it easier than a lot of you guys. Have has a few rubbish days but I am managing to function...don't get me wrong the tiredness is a bit unbearable at times grin

Thanks everyone. I know it won't necessarily stay twins as it's still early days but we'll see I guess! In the mean time I am allowing myself a little excitment!

Fairy hope things are ok. Brown is old blood, I had 2 weeks of brown blood with dd1 and she's now 11.

Bangon hope the spotting doesn't return.

snowdrop thinking of you and hoping you have good news tomorrow.

suffolk hope you're ok, are you still waiting?

Idratherbe Wed 13-Mar-13 15:52:43

Hi ladies - is it ok if I tentatively join? I'm so thrilled about this pregnancy (4 + 5) but also bricking it slightly as I've had 2 early MCs (8 and 5 weeks) in the last year. I already have a DS who is nearly 3 so fingers crossed this one sticks. I just want to be excited now rather than nervous so hoping being on this thread will tip the balance favourably!

Wow Cheese, twins?! Amazing news, especially as you'll have 5 little ones when they arrive. Madness.

getoffthecoffeetable Wed 13-Mar-13 15:54:03

cheese that's brilliant news.
suffolk good that you're getting rehydrated, it sounds like you weren't managing to keep anything at all down.

Theicingontop Wed 13-Mar-13 16:07:14

Ooh twins! Wonderful news.

I've found that I can eat chocolate without feeling nauseous afterwards. <scarfs aero>

MummaPanda Wed 13-Mar-13 16:10:11

Congrats idrather welcome to the club smile

GinSling82 Wed 13-Mar-13 16:19:51

Congrats and welcome idratherbe!

Cheese - what amazing news! Twins! Do they run in your family or a complete surprise?thanks

Suffolk - hope your feeling better now your getting some drugs and fluids

idrather welcome smile if all goes well these will make it 6 for me as I have 4 at the moment! Fingers crossed along goes well for you.

theicing I've been loving chocolate lately.

getoffthecoffeetable Wed 13-Mar-13 16:29:56

Welcome idrather
icing I'm not normally a chocolate eater except cream eggs which I'm addicted to but when I was pregnant I ate loads of the stuff. Am hoping I won't get the same cravings given I put on four stone with DS which I' e worked hard to get rid of

SpanishLady Wed 13-Mar-13 16:38:18

Hi idrather - there are a few of us in the same boat on this thread so you are in good company and fervently hope we all get to discuss our pregnancies soon without any need to say 'if' all the time!

there is something delicious and frankly amazing about twins isnt there? has given me such a lift cheese!

Dizzy81 Wed 13-Mar-13 17:46:15

Congratulations on the twins cheese, I wonder how many more we will have?

Can I ask is anyone else poking their boobs to make sure they still hurt?

After a symptomless day yesteday the jellybean is causing crampinig style paisn on the left now and by my belly button. Still no mornign sickness and can'ty stop eating!

On Friday I will be half way through the first trimester - am trying to stay calm. 13 days until I can see my jellybean an dmake sure it's ok!~!

Theicingontop Wed 13-Mar-13 17:52:37

No sore boobs here Dizzy, but my nipples feel like they're recovering from some sort of trauma. Soo sore, can't wear a bra at all, which is sad for me because I'm rather large busted OH is rather happy with this arrangement however

I've discovered my milk hasn't dried up at all, but has changed consistency/colour, which clearly DS isn't a fan of. I didn't think anything would be able to deter the boy from the boob. Baby - 1, DS - 0.

Such exciting news - twins! A friend of mine has identical girls and they are sooo sweet!

Hi there idratherbe! Congrats!

GinSling82 Wed 13-Mar-13 17:59:30

Dizzy my boobs don't hurt as much today. They are only very slightly tender - trying not to be paranoid about this.

Also struggling severely with tiredness and feel sad hmm. Not sure why. Longed to be pregnant so feel I should be walking on sunshine but feel like I want to go into hibernation. Hoping its just hormones.

Aww gin hugs - its probably your hormones. Have you told anyone yet?

GinSling82 Wed 13-Mar-13 18:18:15

Thanks fairy. I told my mum and dad today and my mum was literally overjoyed - she started crying. Even my dad had watery eyes. (They have been waiting for me to have a child for a little while, in their world I was leaving it a little too late - I'm only 31!!) So that's why I don't get why I'm sad, it's such happy news but I just feel a bit rubbish.

Don't think it helps that DH is working late every night this week, and I'm working all weekend so I won't really see him until tues evening hmm

honey86 Wed 13-Mar-13 18:19:30

blimey cheese grin congrats fx for your hcg count next time x

You are probably tired and a bit overwrought especially if you aren't seeing your DH a lot. Hormones account for soooo much!

But we'll always cheer you up biscuit thanks

GinSling82 Wed 13-Mar-13 18:31:49

Thanks Fairy that means a lot. This little group is so helpful. Especially as DH thinks I'm exaggerating about the tiredness!! I think because he can't see a bump he thinks I shouldn't have any pregnancy symptoms grrrr!

DittyRatt Wed 13-Mar-13 18:36:01

Found you! Oooo thread 2 already.

Wow cheese twins, so exciting.

Good look to all those with early scans, hope everything goes ok and its good news.
I am not having an early scan and am just going to leave it untill the 12week scan.

Re: births; I was think of having a home birth this time, because my local hospital is pretty crap, they don't listen to you at all, and they are more concerned with procedure than the mother's wishes, they also have a rather high c-section rate. So I was thinking that if I have a home birth I will be more relaxed and in control.


Idratherbe Wed 13-Mar-13 18:40:06

Thanks everyone, aren't you a lovely bunch? Great to hear I've got company. In boob news, yes, I have been having a prod now and again just to check... But I'm nervous every time I do it so I'm trying not to. Is there an overanalysis emoticon?

I'd say we will all have loads of bad days over the next 8 months so knowing you can get support really does make things easier. Especially when it's early on and none of us can really talk openly about how we feel with everyone!

My friend in work twigged today tho she's massively intuitive!

vix206 Wed 13-Mar-13 18:44:12

Another sad one here. I struggled with depression 7 months after DS was born for the first time in my life. And I have the same feelings creeping in on me now. I know it's hormones so just hoping they even out soon and don't plague me for much longer. confused

MTB82 Wed 13-Mar-13 18:55:14

Welcome Idrather congratulations!!

Gin I'm totally with you but up and down and all over the shop feel sad sometimes of no reason (in a similar position with DH away at mo which I def don't think helps as he's the only one that knows) I think that's half the reason I feel all over the shop because everything's all bottled up. I think it is just a very emotional time because its like a big anxious waiting game and you just feel a bit helpless. We're all in it together though and will pull each other through. That scan date is going to change everything I think.

Can't remember who mentioned boobs (baby brain) but yes I'm constantly giving them a poke to check something's still going on!! You're not alone!!

WhenSheWasBadSheWasHopeful Wed 13-Mar-13 19:00:48

Wow cheese twins. Double congrats for you.

snow thinking of you, hope you are ok

gin it's an nhs scan. I had some very early mc last year (chemical pregnancies really). My consultant checked me out and said there was nothing wrong with me of dh and signed me up to the promise trial.

I'm on progesterone supplements (or placebo till week 12). They scan you at 7 weeks to check everything is going well.

Theicingontop Wed 13-Mar-13 19:26:56

Feels so much better when you're actually sick rather than feeling like you're going to all day, <sigh>. Waste of a perfectly good spaghetti bolognese though.

"Morning" sickness my arse.

MummaPanda Wed 13-Mar-13 19:39:26

My 'morning' sickness is also well and truly established now. Same as with dd not really throwing up just feeling sick all day, I agree icing, sometimes I think that's worse! I'd rather throw up and get it over with! [Sad]

Mistyshore Wed 13-Mar-13 19:42:35

cheese twins! I keep telling DP it could be triplets as my tummy is huge already (I just like to see his petrified face). You're twins are making my "hilarious joke" a bit real. I'd love twins!

I'm up and down too, I'm seeing a counsellor as I've had depression for a while. I've had a bit of a wait for the appointments so it all feels a bit weird that I'm happy but worried but confused but happy but scared!! I do feel more able to cope and I'm looking forward which I haven't done in a long time.

Scan booked for April 17th. All done over the phone with referral number from the GP.

This time next month we'll all be starting to tell the world!! grin

MummaPanda Wed 13-Mar-13 19:46:17

sad grrr

getoffthecoffeetable Wed 13-Mar-13 19:53:05

gin totally with you about the hormones. Made DS his dinner this evening and was almost in tears when he wouldn't eat it. Then got ridiculously cross about him eating nothing (cross in my head, I never show him I'm bothered if he doesn't eat). Then was feeding him shreddies choking back tears because he was eating something!
Waves of queasiness here.

Theicingontop Wed 13-Mar-13 19:56:12

If it's any consolation my relief lasted ten minutes and I feel even more sick now. What are these bracelets everyone seems to have? Anti-sickness bracelets, how do they work?

harverina Wed 13-Mar-13 19:59:18

I am totally checking my boobs all the time haha! My nipples are pretty painful too but only when I touch then or accidentally bump against them.

So excited for you cheese! I secretly hoped for twins first time round as there are twins in my dh's family!

You know I'm also feeling a bit sad for no reason too. I don't feel as exhausted but have a feeling of "can't be bothered" and I can't pinpoint why so it must be hormonal. My dh is away this week too and I actually miss him very very much so that's not helping. It must be a first trimester hoonal thing of a few of us are the same?

Just getting dd organised for bed but we are running very late! So is better run for now. Feel like I haven't read everyone's messages properly for a couple of days!

I have a sensation in my tummy - not pain just a presence? Can't remember getting this till about 13 weeks last time. It's really hard to explain but if I touch my tummy inside I feel that something is different - sorry not making sense!

harverina Wed 13-Mar-13 19:59:57

Hormonal not hoonal!!!

Dizzy81 Wed 13-Mar-13 20:21:49

I'm glad it's not just me checking the boobs! They were really sore at the weekend especially when I went over speed bumps in my car.

I can't stop eating today.

I'm with all you ladies and hormones! I'm snappy as of late. Earned the nickname crocodile.

I've not had any ms yet, am worried (being a worry wart again) that it's a sign things are going ok. Am 6 weeks on Friday.

getoffthecoffeetable Wed 13-Mar-13 20:26:10

dizzy careful what you wish for. MS normally kicks in at around six weeks...

Dizzy81 Wed 13-Mar-13 20:35:31

Lol Getoff. I shall keep scoffing whilst I can.

MTB82 Wed 13-Mar-13 20:41:04

Dizzy I'm at 7+3 and still nothing MS wise other than a few tiny waves of nausea on very rare occasions. Have to be honest and say its unnerving me a little but think we just have to accept everyone responds differently and it's not necessarily a bad thing...... The agonising wait continues. I was so clueless to how nerve wracking this period is before.

Dreamstoreality Wed 13-Mar-13 21:00:57

Hi ladies.

Can I join??

Dreamstoreality Edd 7th Nov Baby no. 1

Excited but terrified at the prospect of being a mom.

ilovemiltonismybestfriend Wed 13-Mar-13 21:18:36

Hello!!! grin

WhenSheWasBadSheWasHopeful Wed 13-Mar-13 21:20:41

Hi dream I remember when I got my BFP with my dd. All I could think was oh shit what have I done (she was planned and much wanted).


suprisepitstop Wed 13-Mar-13 21:21:15

Hi everyone. congratulations Dream, and Cheese, twins, that is so exciting and
special. really brilliant.
I must say i am really tempted to go for an early scan, it just doesnt feel like anything is happening. impatient!

ilovemiltonismybestfriend Wed 13-Mar-13 21:23:18

Can I join this thread please? My EDD is nov 22nd. Not due AF til Friday but got BFP today when I was just expecting BFN!

I'm a bit in shock!! shock

Hi dreams! Congrats!

Just got the news that my friend had her baby girl - just under 6lbs. I burst into tears at the photo and had to mentally slap myself to wise up! With this wee bit of brown blood and a shocking headache today I'm worried my little jellybean won't stick and seeing my friends baby just cracked the surface a bit. Gp asked me to bring in a sample of pee tomorrow to rule anything out so will see if anything is going on.

I'm feeling a mix of elated and sad now!

Hi and congrats to you too ilove!

MummaPanda Wed 13-Mar-13 21:45:02

Hurray fairy! Glad everything worked out in the end for her. Must be a relief!

SuffolkNWhat Wed 13-Mar-13 21:46:29

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Great news Suffolk

WhenSheWasBadSheWasHopeful Wed 13-Mar-13 21:57:02

Yey early scan for suffolk. Hope you are feeling better.

fairy try not to worry about the brown blood, it's so common and it really doesn't mean anything.

GinSling82 Wed 13-Mar-13 22:04:02

Fairy I'm with you on the crying easily bit! I read '50 reasons to be happy you're pregnant' on the baby centre website to try and cheer me up and when I got to the ones about meeting your new baby, cuddling etc i just started blabbing! My boobs barely feel sore today, when they were really sore, I just hope it's not a bad sign. confused

Congrats to the newbies! Welcome to the November club!smile

getoffthecoffeetable Wed 13-Mar-13 22:09:21

Big welcome to ilove and dreams
Fabulous news about your friend's baby fairy good luck tomorrow petal.
suffolk glad they've discharged you, excellent news about the early scan!

DittyRatt Wed 13-Mar-13 22:14:49

Morning sickness has well and truly kicked in was sick twice today.
No sore boobs here but I do have very sensitive nipples.
DH has now banned bars of soap from the house, sad , has anyone else noticed how refreshing it tastes, <I probably should note I did have pica in my previous pregnancies>

GinSling82 Wed 13-Mar-13 22:20:02

Wow dirty that's crazy! Have you actually eaten some? Does it taste good to you?

And I thought peanut m&ms for breakfast was bad!wink

GinSling82 Wed 13-Mar-13 22:20:32

Damn auto correct, ditty not dirty!

SpanishLady Wed 13-Mar-13 22:23:26

Hi dream good to see you here x

Hi to I love as well.

Not as interesting as soap but I'm loving tuna right now I think of ways to get some everyday though know you are allowed a generous amount each week 3 cans I think - thing is I'd eat it everyday if I could!

DittyRatt Wed 13-Mar-13 22:28:25

I think it tastes lovely, much nicer than food which doesn't appeal today the moment what with the nausea, I tend to suck on or lick the bar while I am in the bath or washing my hands, mmmm.
It only gets worse, last time I was pregnant, I used to wet my finger and put it in washing powder then lick it off my finger too.

MummaPanda Wed 13-Mar-13 22:39:55

Lol ditty the things pregnancy makes us do!

Iv just been naughty and had a sneak peak at the march and april 2013 threads as they are all having their babies, and now Im super excited!!

PoppySeedBun Wed 13-Mar-13 22:51:44

Hello everyone - brand new MNer here, de-lurking from this thread:

PoppySeedBun EDD 11th Nov Baby no. 1

2 years of trying, and success with first month of Clomid. Have told no-one, except OH, obvs., and alternating between excited and anxious in case it doesn't stick. GP advised early scan, b/c of treatment so getting that on Friday. Starting to feel a little queasy, but nothing much yet <braces for MS>

MummaPanda Wed 13-Mar-13 22:57:15

Hurray poppy! I was a MN lurker with dd but am so glad I was brave this time around!

Any other lurkers please come out of hiding and join us too!! smile

PoppySeedBun Wed 13-Mar-13 23:03:21

Thanks mummapanda - I've been getting lots of good advice (and laughs) from these boards so far smile

PurpleKiwi Wed 13-Mar-13 23:08:04

Been out of the loop for a few days but very late welcome to snowdrop and wishing you all the best for your scan tomorrow x

Sorry to hear so many of you are suffering with your preg symptoms.

Cheese thanks for the advice, just been to the hospital to start my injections and they've booked me in for both an 8 week and my 12 week scans. Only 3 weeks to wait! Also got my booking appt on the 15th April. Glad to hear you're scan went well today - exciting twin news, congrats!

Mumma my back is aching as well but I think it's related to my last pregnancy - chuckling at your aversion to chocolate especially as I can't stop eating choc orange!

MTB oz is fabulous - hope you have a great time and glad to hear you're getting your appts sorted x

Gin I know others have provided lots of advice. I also googled all the local hospitals for reviews of patient care and got advice from NCT but normally you don't have to make a firm decision on hospital/home until much later on in your pregnancy. Although our DS was stillborn, I was able to use the hospital's waterbirth facilities and would recommend it. Glad to hear you got such a great reaction from your parents.

GetOff love your thinking that 2 people need double the sleep :-)

WhenSheWas good luck with your scan tomorrow

Welcome and congrats to Idrather, Dreams, ilovemilton and poppyseed. Really exciting to see so many of us :-D

Fairy wishing you lots of luck with your checkup tomorrow

Think my stats were missing so - Edd 14th Nov. Baby no2

harverina Wed 13-Mar-13 23:30:33

Hi, welcome and congratulations to the new guys!! Wow there are so many of us now smile

Dizzy I could eat all day long! Then all of a sudden early evening I feel so full and bloated.

Ditty you first of all made me laugh out loud then made me boak at the thought of you eating soap powder!!!! When I was pregnant with dd I used to feel so sick if I could smell soap powder especially arial! The thought of you eating it....yuk!!! So funny though grin

No morning sickness for me. Just an intense feeling of nausea at some points but I seem able, most of the time, to eat my way through it, isn't that weird? Salty crisps are amazing when I feel sick. As are avocados with salt on them - have just had one for my supper mmmmmm grin

Did i really say I'm not as tired? Well I take it back - as soon as I got to early evening I could have gone to bed and sleep all night! Feel like I am quite irritable too but of course I am trying hard not to be like that with dd who is just brilliant. It's just us all week which is nice but I can't wait until my dh comes home on Friday night. Can't wait for my Saturday morning long lie! Dd is just fab though, so cuddly - i did think about letting her sleep in with me this week while dh is away but I know that it will cause problems and its not fair for her, although I would have liked a snuggle!

Hope everyone is ok - snow hope you are ok, have been thinking about you x

harverina Wed 13-Mar-13 23:44:12

Misty - are you the same misty from the April 2010 thread? Just thought is ask...

honey86 Thu 14-Mar-13 00:05:57

snowdrop <virtually holds hand> all the best for your scan in the morning... got everything crossed for you hun x

i cant believe you ladies have filled up this thread 1/10 of the way already in one day!! you chatterboxes lol grin

getoffthecoffeetable Thu 14-Mar-13 02:30:37

Grrr, can't sleep. Can't blame it on DS as he's fast asleep and even DH isn't snoring. Am too hot (even though turned heating off in our room hours ago ). Will be even more exhausted tomorrow if I can't get some shut eye and I already spend the days yawning away!
My bloat has gone down loads which is good. Was starting to worry about what size I'd be.
Still not heard from MW so no exciting scan news for me. My MW was useless last time, very glad I was consultant led. Am getting frustrated by it. Might have to phone and chase up tomorrow if I don't hear anything.
MWs at birth of DS were all amazing though
ditty can't believe you've been eating soap, had heard about it being a pregnancy symptom but never known anyone who's had it funny that your DH has now banned it from the house - do you have a secret stash that you 'll confess to?
Good luck with your scan. snow and when and your appointment fairy thinking of you all.

ncsmummy Thu 14-Mar-13 06:11:20

Hi all! Thought I would come and join up here!!! According to my dates I am now 5 weeks pg grin Edd 14th November. Spoke to the docs and I have got to see the mw on 9th April but they cant book me for that yet so got to call back at the end of the month!
Despite feeling sick, dizzy, achy, piling on the weight and getting 2 BFP I just cant believe it!!!!

ncsmummy Thu 14-Mar-13 06:12:05


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

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

Pegster Edd 2nd Nov. Baby no?

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

Clementine82 Edd 4th Nov. Baby no1
Hellington Edd 4th Nov. Baby no1
Berrybomb Edd 4th Nov. Baby no1
Icing Edd 4th Nov. Baby no2
SaBearOz Edd 4th Nov. Baby no2

DittyRatt Edd 5th Nov. Baby no3

Lexib. Edd 6th Nov. Baby no1
Fakebook Edd 6th Nov. Baby no2?

MotherOfCleo Edd 7th Nov. Baby no1
GinSling82 Edd 7th Nov. Baby no1
The Sperminator Edd 7th Nov. Baby no1
Ceramicunicorn Edd 7th Nov. Baby no2
Williaminajetfighter Edd 7th Nov. Baby no2

Fairy Edd 8th Nov. Baby no1
Dizzy81 Edd 8th Nov. Baby no1
Okavango Edd 8th Nov. Baby no1
Minesahotchocolate Edd 8th Nov. Baby no2
MrsTwinks Edd 8th Nov. Baby no?

Newtothisstuff Edd 9th Nov. Baby no3
Posabelle Edd 9th Nov. Baby no?

Retroelle Edd 11th Nov. Baby no1

Lovesthechaos3 Edd 12th Nov. Baby no4

Minniemooo Edd 13th Nov. Baby no2

ncsmummy Edd 14th Nov. Baby no3

Vix206 Edd 15th Nov. Baby no2

Spanishlady Edd ?. Baby no2
Shelly Edd ?. Baby no2
MummaPanda Edd ?. Baby no2
Curly Edd ?. Baby no3

getoffthecoffeetable Thu 14-Mar-13 06:22:47

Welcome and congratulations NCS. We're all POAS addicts here so wouldn't judge if you had to do more tests to convince yourself!

Dizzy81 Thu 14-Mar-13 06:34:27

Snow drop, hope all goes well with your scan.

Getoff, I'm glad it's not just me that can't sleep, sleeping in my sides hurting the boobies.

Welcome ncs,

RubyWindsor Thu 14-Mar-13 06:45:01

Snowdrop, hope everything goes well with your scan today x

Theicingontop Thu 14-Mar-13 06:55:51

The sickness I had last night turned out to be an all-night stomach flu, kindly donated by OH who works with a woman who's recently had it (he's now himself on the toilet). Feeling very dehydrated and weak, and this morning after a few hours sleep I've woken up with terrible lower abdominal pains. Hoping it's from the constant retching that's pulled a muscle and nothing serious. Taking sips of water but keeping nothing down so far. sad

On a positive note, morning sickness may not have started in earnest after all. Maybe.

Good luck Snowdrop.

WhenSheWasBadSheWasHopeful Thu 14-Mar-13 07:04:59

poppy big congrats on your pregnancy. I'm so happy you got your BFP after waiting so long.

ncs congrats as well and thanks for updating the list.

dizzy soap, urgh. At least you feel pregnant now though grin

snow thinking of you today.

MotherOfCleo Thu 14-Mar-13 07:09:13

I am so bloody tired but my OH is jetlagged and keeps getting up, and therefore waking me up at 5.30......grrrrr! sad

Dizzy81 Thu 14-Mar-13 07:21:37

Icing, you poor thing. If you still feel rough please call your gp.

Morning all, I've been up since just before 6 this morning as I was so tired that I went to bed with dd3 at 7.45! I do feel really refreshed though even after waking up to feed her about 4 times overnight.

Still no sickness and I'm starving, had a tea and need food soon. Little nervous about tomorrow morning's bloodtest but at least I'll know the results by the afternoon.

Thanks for the congratulations, hoping they stick.

Misty I'd been saying to my dh that it could be twins too and his face when the scanning lady said she could see two! Pregnancy hormones usually have me all over the place so I imagine you could be affected by that too.

Mumma Sorry you're feeling sick, I've not had any yet, a touch of nausea but I think that's my need for food right now. I am a little phobic of being sick so am hoping it stays away again, have a feeling it may not though.

getoff me too, I'm not usually someone that cries in front of people but I've been having to hold it in already. Hormones have a lot to answer for!

harverina how lovely that you can feel baby already, you could be more sensitive after already having felt it before?

Dreams welcome smile

ilovemilton welcome smile

Fairy lovely news about your friend's baby, glad all was well. Headaches have always been a good sign for me in early pregnancy, it's my one symptom (and tiredness) that signals a pregnancy. Brown blood doesn't mean bad though, hoping everything goes well for you.

suffolk hope you're feeling better now, when is your scan?

Ditty I used to eat ice a lot but I think that was from my low iron! Soap? Are you craving anything different yet?

Poppy welcome and hello smile Good luck for your scan.

Purple Hope the 3 weeks fly by for you, I find waiting so hard. How are you feeling now?

Snowdrop good luck for your scan today, keeping my fingers crossed for you.

nscmummy welcome smile

theicing oh no, horrible being ill especially when you're pregnant. Rest as much as you can and lots of water.

Saundy Thu 14-Mar-13 07:28:50

Room for another?!

My EDD is 8/11/13 & I'm a first timer.

Not much symptom wise apart from bring a bit bloated, tired & the general something's going on down there aches. Oh & the most crippling trapped wind pains blush on a daily basis, thank God for Rennies!!

I was starting to think I was the only person who knew this early but there's loads of you here!

getoffthecoffeetable Thu 14-Mar-13 07:48:24

Hi saundy and poppy, welcome.
icing try and keep hydrated. I think you should phone NHS Direct to see what they recommend. Are we allowed diaralyte? Might be worth checking.
cheese I couldn't decide if I was hungry last night and that was what was keeping me awake. Have had a couple of slices of toast and am still hungry.

Hi saundy! Congrats

I think I have a UTI - what a lovely way to start the morning. Feel crap, peeing ALL the time but not emptying everything out and a bit sore. Does the nurse test the sample or does it have to go away? I just want to get back into bed and I have to go to work after the doctors! sad

My friend txtd me at 1am to say she'd had to have an emergency c section under anaesthetic bless her. So her birth plan went straight out the window! But I'm just so thankful both are ok. Can't wait to go and visit!

O and hi to poppy too!

Saundy Thu 14-Mar-13 08:00:09

Oh that's horrible Fairy, I went to the drop in centre with my pains the other day any they just took a sample & tested it straight away.

They hadn't told me why they wanted it (I didnt make the connection between pains & an infection) so she came back & said I've tested your urine & it's negative - I thought she meant for pregnancy!!

Hope your feeling better soon.

Would be good if she could tell me straightaway what's up! Haven't even got a flipping nurses appt as the Gp said to call in so what's the bet I have a row with the receptionist!

Saundy Thu 14-Mar-13 08:04:27

They must know better than to mess with pregnant women!

I'm trying to get an emergency appt today too, DP is convinced my pains need checking out. So it'll be waiting room stress for the two of I think!

Saundy Thu 14-Mar-13 08:06:26

*2 of us

I hate going to the Gp! And I seem to never be away these days! It's my 4th trip in 2 weeks ffs lol

Saundy Thu 14-Mar-13 08:11:02

Nightmare, have you got someone to go with you?

Just realised we're due the same day! I'm surprised there's not more with the Valentines connection.

Where are you up to symptom-wise? Sorry if I'm asking you to repeat yourself it's hard to remember what was who in the prev posts.

Saundy welcome smile

getoff It could be the food, maybe worth trying to eat before bed and see if that helps?

Fairy they can test it but they could send it away as well to see what it is. Hope you feel better soon, drink lots! I'm always at the gps lately. Spent 2 hours waiting there earlier in the week and I've been with the dcs lots recently too.

GinSling82 Thu 14-Mar-13 08:13:37

Morning ladies! Congrats and welcome to ncs, saundry & poppy.

Snowdrop thinking of you today, really hope the scan goes well.

Fairy - the nurse should dip your pee. If it has nitrites, leucocytes etc in then it will indicate a UTI and they should give you something. They usually still send of to the lab to check though.

I've woken with my usual nausea (not actually vomited yet). Struggling to find food that I fancy but know I need to eat. confused

The OH is away to work so just me!

I only feel a bit nauseated and tired the odd time - don't have a lot else apart from wanting certain foods. Boobs have stopped being sore too!

Thanks cheese - TMI but my pee def isn't right. I drink so much that its normally like water and now it's a darkish yellow confused

SuffolkNWhat Thu 14-Mar-13 08:17:23

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O of course there's me moaning away and I should be wishing snowdrop the best of luck - sorry snowdrop

GinSling82 Thu 14-Mar-13 08:22:58

I'm 6w today. Only 238 days to go (according to babycentre)smile

Sulfolk glad your feeling a little better! And your day of telly sounds amazing! Wish I could be doing that - hope you enjoy and the sickness stays away. wink

Dizzy81 Thu 14-Mar-13 08:27:31

Ive woken up full of beans this morning. :-( I should embrace these days shouldn't I?! Just got a feeling something's not right, only 12 days to go until the private scan.

Hope those that are feeling under the weather start to Peru up.

Dizzy81 Thu 14-Mar-13 08:27:47

That should be perk.

Mistyshore Thu 14-Mar-13 08:30:54

Haverina- no I was on Aug 10 under a different name. How similar is the name? Do I need another nc? smile

GinSling82 Thu 14-Mar-13 08:35:16

Dizzy I think you should try and make the most of it. I know it's hard I also get paranoid about the slightest thing. My boobs felt almost back to normal yesterday but now today they are sore again. I'm sure it's natural for the symptoms to be a bit up and down! Bloody hormones!!

Dizzy81 Thu 14-Mar-13 08:39:22

Gin, thank you. Neurotic that's me. Bloody hormones

Saundy Thu 14-Mar-13 08:46:52

Right I've been given an appt so had better scarper, good luck with your various appointments/ailments guys.

It's quite hard to keep up with this thread, I don't know how you all do it!

getoffthecoffeetable Thu 14-Mar-13 08:57:41

cheese that's what I do with DS, shall have to resort to bedtime supper too!
suffolk thank goodness for in laws! Take it easy.
dizzy I was fine yesterday morning but wiped out and feeling awful in the afternoon, make the most of the nice days while you can.
fairy hope you get on ok at the doc's

the nurse said there was nothing showing on 2 dip tests but hes going to send the sample away so should have full results on monday

he agreed it wasnt a good colour tho

so its shut up and get on with things! the gp surgery were very nice tho

MummaPanda Thu 14-Mar-13 09:44:29

Arrgghhh!! envy not only do I feel sooooper dodgy n very sick, but before I found out I was pg, dd was sleeping 10hrs a night. Now, magically, she is barely sleeping 2hrs in a row. All night. For the past 3 nights. I'm so tired!!!! I'd be angry at her if she wasn't so darn cute and smiley in the mornings hmm she must be an evil mastermind

Theicingontop Thu 14-Mar-13 09:52:09

So glad you're taking it easy suffolk, those bruises are awful aren't they?

Nibbling some toast, feeling loads better. OH is being a massive baby. Lots of groaning and sighing. Hasn't even puked yet! hmm

I'll be back later to catch up.

bizzybee1234 Thu 14-Mar-13 09:53:39

Can I join?

Due date is 7 Nov, 1st baby

My booking appointment with the midwife isn't till 18 April. Is anyone else this late?

Massively sick and tired ALL the time!

Ginsling I'm eating lots of crackers, crisps and chocolate lately, oh and ice cream...It's things I fancy though so I'm just going with it!

Fairy hopefully you'll get the results back soon, drink lots of water in the mean time and I hope you feel better soon

suffolk Oh I feel for you, I detest canulas and it takes them so many tries to get them in. I'm a wuss and have to have the area numbed too! Even the consulant anesthesiologists struggled with mine. Small veins apparently.

Mumma Maybe dd senses the change? My dd3 is sleeping a little better, touch wood!

Theicing glad you're feeling better

bizzy welcome smile

Hi bizzy

i dont even have a booking appt yet! ffs!

MotherOfCleo Thu 14-Mar-13 10:09:31

I'm with you fairy I don't even have an appointment date yet. sad

Saundy Thu 14-Mar-13 10:11:51

Back again as bored in waiting room! My midwife appt is the 3rd I think.
Glad it's not an infection Fairy (though at least then you'd have an answer)

MummaPanda Thu 14-Mar-13 10:12:44

I think she's just going through 4month sleep regression. Just bad timing lol.

Dw fairy I still haven't even contacted midwives or drs yet, haven't got round to it. And tbh there's not really a lot they do at this point anyways. As long as your in time for your scan!

stuffthenonsense Thu 14-Mar-13 10:14:22

Sorry about all those feeling ill, hope you are all feeling well soon. My biggest issue at the moment is exhaustion. My youngest is full of cold so is feeding virtually all the time, day and night.
Apologies for not remembering who posted what...the dark pee..there is the possibility of it being that colour because of excess vitamins if you are taking them.
Is it mumma panda with the suddenly non sleeping baby? Welcome to the four month sleep regression, it's a real toughie, catch up on sleep when you can.
I desperately need to sleep but there's no chance. I'm taking a flower remedy to help me not to be anxious, it's working pretty well and I am a lot more chilled now...worth a try for those struggling.

getoffthecoffeetable Thu 14-Mar-13 10:14:58

Hi bizzy. I don't have a bloody appointment yet. --am beginning to think MW doesn't even know I exist and that I'm up duffed!
Feeling very ropey today.

ncsmummy Thu 14-Mar-13 10:18:41

I dont have an appt yet - appartently I need to see the mw at 8 weeks but they cant book that for me until about a week or so before apparently!
Think the hormones have got me today sad OH is at work and I am sitting here feeling like bursting into tears!

SuffolkNWhat Thu 14-Mar-13 10:19:33

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SuffolkNWhat Thu 14-Mar-13 10:20:18

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Mumma they book in around 8 weeks now here, bloods etc all get done and then the scan a few weeks later. I'll be seen by the consulant at hospital around the same time I think, all going well.

stuff hugs, hope his cold goes soon and you get some much needed sleep.

suffolk ooh not long to wait then! Your profile says east anglia, you may be near me? I'm Cambs. Good luck for your scan

ncsmummy Thu 14-Mar-13 10:24:27

Thanks Suffolk!
Sorry to hear you have to go for your scan alone - I will be thinking of you

MummaPanda Thu 14-Mar-13 10:25:11

Thanks stuff those with dcs already, how long did the 4month sleep regression last? Cos we are on about 2weeks now. Really hoped it wouldn't last this long as dd was such a good sleeper before! sad

GinSling82 Thu 14-Mar-13 10:25:15

Hi bizzy welcome and congrats! I'm also due on 7th Nov and my first MW appointment is 15th April. My docs want me to see them this arvo for a 'first antenatal app' with them I think it's with the nurse, I really hope it's not a complete waste of time. Last time I saw the nurse for my new patient medical she kept me in her room for 30mins only to call her plumper 3 times while I was in there and tell me in detail about her boiler issues!!! Not impressedshock

mumma my dd3 is 13 months and still feeds in the night, around 4 times last night but she's never slept through and has always had that pattern, used to be more so this is good! I'm used to it now though and co sleeping really helps as I don't have to get up to feed her. I love having her so close to me all night smile

SuffolkNWhat Thu 14-Mar-13 10:34:52

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MummaPanda Thu 14-Mar-13 10:36:51

Thanks cheese me and dh don't know what to do with ourselves, we are so tired atm. She has been sleeping atleast 8hrs a night since she was a month old. I didn't want to have to introduce a night feed back in when she hadn't needed one before, so we've been giving her a dummy as the only thing that will settle her is sucking. But that just made it 10x worse! So we are retreating back to giving her a bottle tonight and hopefully she will sleep abit better.

In real need of wine but will have to settle for brew lol

Suffolk I did realise that your username may have been where you are AFTER I posted hehe. Ah, I avoid the rosie now as my stillbirth was there, hintchingbrooke for my last baby and this one and they've been fantastic. I was totally shocked and the difference in care. My current hospital is amazing and I haven't met a rude or horrible person at all, it was the opposite at my previous one though. They really go the extra mile now. I'm just outside Cambridge centre and live the same distance from both hospitals.

Mumma wow 8 hours a night since a month old! None of mine have ever done that! I think 4 months is maybe a little young to not need a feed at night and it could well be a growth spurt. I'd go with the flow personally and just give what she asks for smile far better than everyone being awake half the night!

SuffolkNWhat Thu 14-Mar-13 10:43:19

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That's good then, it makes such a big difference.

MummaPanda Thu 14-Mar-13 10:46:19

I agree cheese I will listen to your wisdom! wink

getoffthecoffeetable Thu 14-Mar-13 10:48:38

mumma four months is prime time for growth spurt. Have you tried a dream feed? It worked really well for DS.
suffolk good luck, we're all here for virtual handholding
stuff sorry your DC is poorly, back to the newborn phase of trying to sleep when baby sleeps if you can. Much sympathy

ncsmummy Thu 14-Mar-13 10:48:42

I used to suffer badly with panic attacks but not had one for ages but the last few days I have been feeling really anxious and panicky, even now I feel on the verge of an attack, is this the hormones do you think?

stuffthenonsense Thu 14-Mar-13 10:53:03

Mumma, we also cosleep which helps with multiple wakings. I wouldn't even attempt to find a cause or cure as you will almost certainly end up more exhausted. Just go with the flow, prioritise the essential and drop everything else.
Good look with your scan Suffolk. Hope all is well.

MummaPanda Thu 14-Mar-13 11:01:49

Thanks everyone for your advice! To make matters worse I just threw up my guts. Hurray for pregnancy!! envy

getoffthecoffeetable Thu 14-Mar-13 11:07:05

ncs certainly sounds like the hormones doing their worst

bizzybee1234 Thu 14-Mar-13 11:31:52

I got my appointment on the phone last week, but thinking about it, they said they would send me a letter and some other stuff (I don't know what) and I haven't received that yet.

Do you have to book your scan separately or does the MW do that? I thought you get a scan at 12 weeks, but if my booking appt isn't till then end of week 11, then that doesn't sound like enough time to me to get it arranged?

Hope the morning sickness is wearing off for everyone...! I get about 5 minutes where I feel normal, between morning (aka all day sickness) wearing off and evening exhaustion setting in.

Dizzy81 Thu 14-Mar-13 12:11:19

Cheese hope everything goes ok.

Welcome to the new ones and to those suffering from ms, poor things. I've not had it yet.

The boobies are very tender today, walking is making them ache big time and I can't stop stuffing my face!!

SuffolkNWhat Thu 14-Mar-13 12:42:03

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RubyWindsor Thu 14-Mar-13 12:47:19

So glad for you Suffolk!! X

getoffthecoffeetable Thu 14-Mar-13 12:51:32

bizzy it does sound like they're cutting it very fine. I'd give them a ring to ask them and see how they're going to be organising the scan to be done.
Just had call from MW, booking in appointment is 27th March - same MW as last time. hmm

Saundy Thu 14-Mar-13 12:51:42

Hey Suffolk I hope the scan went well & everyone else is feeling better.

I've just found out that I have to go for an early scan tomorrow too (at 6 weeks) didn't really ask why as didn't want any answers that'd stress me out. Just wondering what to expect really.

getoffthecoffeetable Thu 14-Mar-13 12:52:10

suffolk that's brilliant news!

Dizzy81 Thu 14-Mar-13 12:55:33

Suffolk, yeah that the scan went well. Please keep up posted.

MummaPanda Thu 14-Mar-13 13:35:51

Hurray suffolk! Soo glad for you, bet your relieved smile

SpanishLady Thu 14-Mar-13 13:47:23

suffolk - fantastic!!!!

yaay suffolk!

SuffolkNWhat Thu 14-Mar-13 13:58:17

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Dizzy81 Thu 14-Mar-13 14:01:03

I'M glad everythign has worked out for you suffolk.

Quick question, is it normal for the imbedding cramps to swap sides?

WhenSheWasBadSheWasHopeful Thu 14-Mar-13 14:12:03

suffolk congrats. Can I join the good news bandwagon.

Had my scan too and embryo has a nice strong heartbeat (162 bpm) and is measuring 7+6 (I think I'm at 7+3).

SpanishLady Thu 14-Mar-13 14:21:58

oooh Im partial to historical porn too - current fave is Spartacus (admittedly its light on the historical - still all those aussies and kiwis running around in their knickers amuse me no end)

vix206 Thu 14-Mar-13 14:22:06

Mumma there's a very well documented sleep regression that hits at 4 months confused I remember it well, it lasted 8 weeks with DS hmm

SpanishLady Thu 14-Mar-13 14:22:54

lovely wheshewasbad

am jealous of people seeing beans ):

vix206 Thu 14-Mar-13 14:26:16

Oops can't keep up with you lot - I see the sleep regression has already been mentioned!

MummaPanda Thu 14-Mar-13 14:39:50

Oh man vix, 8weeks!?! Rly hope it doesn't last that long!! sad

Dizzy81 Thu 14-Mar-13 14:42:11

Whenshewasbad, yeah well done!

God I'm feeling a bit light headed - jelly bean must be on a growth spurt and I've munched all day!

suffolk so pleased the scan went well!

saundy good luck for tomorrow

whenshewasbad great news about your scan too!

dizzy I've been feeling dizzy and lightheaded quite a bit, especially when standing up.

harverina Thu 14-Mar-13 14:54:35

My dd went through the 4 month regression for about 3 months! Are you Breastfeeding? If so it could be linked to sucking to sleep - I recommend elizabeth pantly no cry sleep solutions big time! It changed out lives haha but not sure if 4 months is a bit young to use it, I can't remember what it recommended. Basically we broke the cycle of my dd sucking to sleep - it meant that every sleep cycle she was wanting a feed as it was the only way she could get to sleep!!!

harverina Thu 14-Mar-13 14:56:54

Dizzy not sure if it is embedding cramp that I get but I do get pains on both sides at different times.

MTB82 Thu 14-Mar-13 15:07:43

suffolk and whenshewasbad delighted for you both. Such great news. Aghhhh can't wait for mine....so impatient. Oh it must be absolutely heart wrenching to hear them there. So desperate to know that my little bean is ok!! All still very quiet on the symptoms front,just praying that means its well behaved and nothing else!!

Lozcat86 Thu 14-Mar-13 15:21:50

Can i join?

Finally conceived after 18months trying. Im about 5 weeks, roughly due around 13th Nov, which is 10 days after my 1st wedding anniversary...aww!
Have been having some nausea around 5/6 pm every day, slightly sore boobs but more just heaviness really. My main symptom so far is just being EXHAUSTED! I have literally never been so tired and im a nurse in a childrens hospice that regularly does 3 back to back 12.5 hr shifts with very little sleep in between and im never this tired! lol!
Seems crazy that a little grain of rice is causing it!
Just keeping everything crossed that little Eggbert (my nickname for the rice grain) is going to be ok.
Good luck everyone!

bizzybee1234 Thu 14-Mar-13 15:27:44

Wow, congratulations Lozcat, that's amazing.

Don't push yourself too hard at work - have you told you employer?

Hi and congrats lozcat!

My booking appt letter arrived! 9 April at 10am and of course we've gone and booked a private scan only 2 weeks before! But think we will still do that

MummaPanda Thu 14-Mar-13 15:31:21

harverina that's exactly what's she's like! I'm bottle feeding her because she's tongue tied and couldn't latch on, but she can only go to sleep by sucking something! I can't help but feel that's not a good thing that she relies on it to sleep and doesn't do it herself.
We've also recently had to move her out of her moses basket, which she loved but she's too big now, and she always ends up I'm a twisted heap at one end of her cot, and then panics!
I'll definitely look up the method you recommended, thanks so much everyone for your knowledge and experience! grin

vix206 Thu 14-Mar-13 15:35:54

Yes sorry Mumma, it lasted 8 weeks and then he wanted to practice sitting up all the time so that disrupted his sleep. He was a rubbish sleeper though until 8 months when we resorted to some very gentle (and very effective) sleep training! He's slept 11-12 hours ever since. Hang in there!!

honey86 Thu 14-Mar-13 16:17:47

glad its all ok suffolk smile

feeling sick as hell today and very lethargic n not wanting to do anything...

anyone heard from snowdrop? fx x

busyprocrastinating Thu 14-Mar-13 16:28:40

Wow you lot are chatter boxes! Have finally managed to catch up. Hello and congrats to all the newbies and congrats to those who have had scans. My booking in appointment is next week so am presuming I will get a scan date then.
Am feeling tired and haven't got the energy to do anything. Have just been shopping and couldn't resist a sneaky peek at little baby clothes.

Dizzy81 Thu 14-Mar-13 16:46:29

harverina, thats what I'm talking about; though they don't seem as frequent as when I first found out.

Glad it's not jjust me that's feeling light headed today. I feel as though I've eaten enough fro 5 people today! Constantly grazing and attacking the biscuit draw at work.

getoffthecoffeetable Thu 14-Mar-13 17:31:59

When that's lovely news, you must be do relieved.
Am very jealous of all these early scans - not the scary symptoms that you've had to cope with to get them though obviously.
So so tired today, think I'll go to bed when DS goes!

Snowdrop9 Thu 14-Mar-13 19:44:38

Sadly it is all over for me. Miscarriage confirmed today. Devastated and so signing off. Good luck everyone and I hope your journeys end in much joy and good news. Thanks for the good wishes over the past couple of days xxx

vix206 Thu 14-Mar-13 19:50:37

I'm so sorry Snowdrop. Look after yourself xx

SuffolkNWhat Thu 14-Mar-13 19:51:01

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Lozcat86 Thu 14-Mar-13 19:53:08

so so snowdrop. xx

MTB82 Thu 14-Mar-13 19:59:48

Oh snowdrop I'm so sorry. Take care of yourself!x

Lozcat86 Thu 14-Mar-13 20:01:59

so so sorry snowdrop xx

getoffthecoffeetable Thu 14-Mar-13 20:16:33

snowdrop so so sorry. Be kind to yourself.
Thinking of you x

snowdrop so sorry x

I've just had the consultant on call from the hospital call and terrify me. She's looked at my scan photos and my blood test results and wants me in for a scan in the morning to check for herself. She's concerned that the levels are high and they'd expect to see more by these numbers. Could be explained by there being two but wasn't clear on the photos.

I'm not to eat in the morning before going so they can treat me right away if needed as well...She did say she read the comments from the scan and it's hard as she can't see things dynamically, only in the photos, and wants to give a second opinion to be certain.

I'm so scared now that it will be ectopic after all. Going in at 9.30ish after school run. Also told me to go to a&e tonight if I get any more pain or any bleeding.

I was really tired and now I'm googling and anxious sad

suprisepitstop Thu 14-Mar-13 20:37:04

Snow I am so sorry, and cheese i really hope everything is alright tomorrow. hopefully the consultant is just being super diligent and cautious. fingers crossed.

williaminajetfighter Thu 14-Mar-13 20:49:55

Oh no Snow. Was hoping it would all be ok.

Good luck tmrw Cheese. Sounds like you've got good doctors who are very efficient and conscientious. So in good hands.

I'm so so sorry snow x

Fingers and toes xd for you cheese x

Saundy Thu 14-Mar-13 21:03:40

Sorry to read your news snowdrop.

Thanks for your wishes Cheese good luck for tomorrow. I'm trying not to think about it too much but hopefully it'll go well for us both. My pains all but stopped today (typically) so I'm taking that as a good sign. I'd have to agree that it sounds as though you're in good hands which is a good start.

Fingers crossed!

getoffthecoffeetable Thu 14-Mar-13 21:10:22

cheese it's easier said than done but try not to panic. Also, put Dr Google away, you'll only scare yourself. Keeping you in
my prayers tonight, you too saundy

honey86 Thu 14-Mar-13 21:11:12

omg snowdrop im so sorry sad if ever you feel like a chat, us ladies are here for you thanksthanksthanks

good luck for tomorrow cheese x

MTB82 Thu 14-Mar-13 21:17:58

Best of luck to those with appointments tomorrow. Keep us posted how you get on. Will be thinking of you and keeping my fingers crossed

Snowdrop9 Thu 14-Mar-13 21:24:12

xxxxxxx Cheese my heart goes out to you and good luck. One disaster this week is quite enough x

Snowdrop9 Thu 14-Mar-13 21:24:38

I meant to say thanks too xxx

PoppySeedBun Thu 14-Mar-13 21:30:53

snowdrop so sorry to hear your news, but thanks for all your posts and support here. Hope you get the support you need now too.

cheese saundy I'm off for a scan tomorrow as well - think just GP being super-cautious, so trying to be relaxed about it. Will update you when I know more. Good luck tomorrow and hope yours go well

Feeling like I'm getting a cold today - but just reading that oestrogen can give you stuffy nose, congestion and headaches too. Are there any symptoms that can't be caused by pregnancy??

harverina Thu 14-Mar-13 21:42:50

Oh snow and I am so sorry hmm honey is right we are here if you need to chat though understand it may be too difficult for you.

harverina Thu 14-Mar-13 21:47:14

Mumma try no cry sleep solutions if sucking to sleep is the problem - we did it when dd was 11 months and it improved her sleep within 3 nights grin don't think it matters if they are sucking a boob or bottle. Not sure if the book is suitable for 4 month olds, have a look online to see if it says before you spend money.

WhenSheWasBadSheWasHopeful Thu 14-Mar-13 21:47:40

Oh snow I'm so sorry sad, look after yourself and best of luck for the future.

cheese sorry you have this worry, hope tomorrow comes quickly for you.

GinSling82 Thu 14-Mar-13 22:41:52

Snow I'm so sorry, I wish things could have been different for you. Best wishes for the future.

Thinking of you cheese. I hope everything goes well for you tomorrow and sorry that your having such a worrying time.

MummaPanda Thu 14-Mar-13 22:47:58

Aww so sorry to hear the bad news snow please take care.
cheese I really hope your scan goes ok tomorrow, try not to worry too much!
Hope all goes well for the others with scans tomorrow, can't remember who now.
harverina thankyou soo much, I've just ordered it off amazon, was only a fiver so definitely worth it to atleast try! smile

MotherOfCleo Thu 14-Mar-13 23:46:56

thinking of you snow sad such sad sad news.

PurpleKiwi Fri 15-Mar-13 00:28:00

Insomnia is settling in so just thought I'd do a quick update with the new ladies

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

Crazyhead Edd 2nd Nov. Baby no2
Harverina Edd 2nd Nov. Baby no2
GetOff Edd 2nd Nov. Baby no2
Honey Edd 2nd Nov. Baby no4
Stuffthenonsense Edd 2nd Nov. Baby no6
Pegster Edd 2nd Nov. Baby no?
Surprisepitstop Edd 2nd Nov. Baby no1

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

Clementine82 Edd 4th Nov. Baby no1
Hellington Edd 4th Nov. Baby no1
Berrybomb Edd 4th Nov. Baby no1
Icing Edd 4th Nov. Baby no2
SaBearOz Edd 4th Nov. Baby no2

DittyRatt Edd 5th Nov. Baby no3

Lexib. Edd 6th Nov. Baby no1
Fakebook Edd 6th Nov. Baby no3

MotherOfCleo Edd 7th Nov. Baby no1
GinSling82 Edd 7th Nov. Baby no1
The Sperminator Edd 7th Nov. Baby no1
Ceramicunicorn Edd 7th Nov. Baby no2
Williaminajetfighter Edd 7th Nov. Baby no2
CheeseandGherkins Edd 7th Nov. Babies no5/6
Bizzybee1234 Edd 7th Nov. Baby no?
DreamstoReality Edd 7th Nov. Baby no1

Fairy Edd 8th Nov. Baby no1
Dizzy81 Edd 8th Nov. Baby no1
Okavango Edd 8th Nov. Baby no1
Minesahotchocolate Edd 8th Nov. Baby no2
Saundy Edd 8th Nov. Baby no1

Newtothisstuff Edd 9th Nov. Baby no3
Posabelle Edd 9th Nov. Baby no1?
Clattypatty Edd 9th Nov. Baby no1

Griffomais Edd 10th Nov. Baby no1

Retroelle Edd 11th Nov. Baby no1
PoppySeedBun Edd 11th Nov. Baby no1

Lovesthechaos3 Edd 12th Nov. Baby no4

Minniemooo Edd 13th Nov. Baby no2
Vix206 Edd 13th Nov. Baby no2
Lozcat Edd 13th Nov. Baby no1

PurpleKiwi Edd 14th Nov. Baby no1
ncsmummy Edd 14th Nov. Baby no3

Blueseashore Edd 18th Nov, Baby no2
Bangon Edd 18th Nov. Baby no3

ilovemilton Edd 22nd Nov. Baby no?

Spanishlady Edd ?. Baby no2
Shelly Edd ?. Baby no2
MummaPanda Edd ?. Baby no2
CurlyKiwi Edd ?. Baby no3
Idratherbe Edd ?. Baby no2

Snowdrop so sorry to hear your sad news, take care of yourself

Cheese I'll be (virtually) holding your hand for tomorrow, hope all goes well x

Saundy Fri 15-Mar-13 02:30:57

MTB GOTCT thank you.

Good luck to you too Poppy, I'm pretty sure it's all a cautionary thing too - though would be feeling better had I not been woken right on que tonight. I've been told to go with an empty bladder tmr which apparently means it'll be an internal one, hopefully it won't be too bad. I wonder if they do that with DP in the room.

I know what you mean about the symptoms though, pregnancy really doesn't seem to miss a trick!

stuffthenonsense Fri 15-Mar-13 05:30:38

Snowdrop what terrible news, I'm so sorry. Please take good care of yourself.
Best of luck for those with scans today....cheese I was a little confused by your post, are they now expecting more than two or ectopic or a combination? And what treatment did they suggest? I too would be consulting dr google against my better judgement. Really hope all is well.

Well, I was tucked up in bed by 7.30 last night but my maximum stretch was 2 hrs before a baby a teen or a bladder woke me. I'm now sitting up with a cup of decaf tea wondering if I will drink it all without puking.

ncsmummy Fri 15-Mar-13 05:35:36

Snowdrop I am so sorry to hear your sad news.

Cheese Poppy and saundy good luck with your scans.

Suffolk and whenshewasbad I am so pleased to hear all went well!!!

Why oh why am I so tired all day, falling asleep all the time and wanting to go to bed at about 8 pm and then waking up at 5am? lol

Dizzy81 Fri 15-Mar-13 06:05:55

snowdop big hugs to you and please don't google. I know it's easier dais than done.

cheese and saundy good luck with your scans!

ncs I'm the same as you, fell asleepon the sofa at 8.30 in bed by 9.15 abs wide awake just after 5am.

I'm now half way through he first trimester. A nd my jellybean is a result of valentines say!!!

ncsmummy Fri 15-Mar-13 06:08:30

Dizzy not just me then?? lol I am now 5 + 1 - think our little bean is a result of our belated valentines day!! lol

harverina Fri 15-Mar-13 06:39:37

Oh I can't get out of my warm cosy bed! Why oh why can't I win the lotto and never work again?!!

Best wishes for those with scans today. Hope everything goes ok.

Misty it was mistymoo! I was on April 2010 and wondered of it was you.

Mumma hope you have some success with the book. They are gentle sleep solutions which I prefer. Controlled crying is not for me grin let me know how it goes.

And welcome to the new people - congratulations! I'm not fully caught up with the thread...I go to work and before I know if there are another 50 messages to read!

Ok I'd better go and get ready. Don't even have clothes ironed for dd and I! Was so tired last night that i went up bed with dd smile

harverina Fri 15-Mar-13 06:40:22

How long us trimester 1 again? I am 6+6 today grin

stuffthenonsense Fri 15-Mar-13 06:56:54

Harverina its 14 weeks, I am now half way and baby is about 1cm. Only about 50 to go then.

Saundy Fri 15-Mar-13 06:59:27

ncs dizzy another valentines one here! It's no wonder this thread is so large with V Day being right in the middle of our conception month.

harv you've tipped the half way point - woo, but only of tri 1 unfortunately. Am bang on it today at 6 weeks exactly.

I can't imagine there'll be much to see at a scan so early, am determined to keep my sensible head on and not freak out if they can't hear the heart etc as I know the chances are so low a 6 wks. Am just hoping for everything to be in the right place, which I am feeling quite positive about.

Has anyone had one of these internals? How big is it & how far does it go??!

Saundy Fri 15-Mar-13 07:00:01

14!! I thought it was 12 dammit lol

PoppySeedBun Fri 15-Mar-13 07:06:17

Yes, have had a bunch of internals to look at lining thickness and ovaries before. Seems to vary a bit in size - I've had very slimline ones (size of a 2p piece across, I would guess?) and, ahem, slightly larger ones. Haven't found either uncomfortable - you just have to get over the slightly awkward situation! BTW nothing like as uncomfortable as having a smear test (TMI?)

SuffolkNWhat Fri 15-Mar-13 07:11:28

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Saundy Fri 15-Mar-13 07:19:34

Cheers Poppy that does help, I actually have just posted a ton of Q's on the pregnancy side, don't want to bombard this thread but realised there's lots I'm wondering about, y'know if you fancy having a gander & answering any more smile

Knacked this morning!

But I'm going to visit my friend and her baby at 2pm grin

Good luck cheese and saundy

williaminajetfighter Fri 15-Mar-13 07:36:55

Anyone else gained weight? Due to relentless eating over past 3 weeks I'm up 3 pounds. hmm

honey86 Fri 15-Mar-13 07:39:37

sickness has well n truly set in... too scared to even move in case it sets off a puking fit sadconfused

SterlingS Fri 15-Mar-13 07:40:37

Eurgh rampant nausea this morning and a thumping headache too - after being awake for hours in the night - and I've got a day off today where I had planned to get lots done sad

Had booking appointment yesterday, midwife seems really nice - now need to await scan appointment letter, still doesn't feel real even though I'm 7+3 now and about to miss my second period next week

Saundy Fri 15-Mar-13 08:06:16

WIAJF I haven't weighed myself in a year so no idea, clothes still fit but I hate knowing my weight because I obsess. I've got no appetite at the minute though.

Sterlings were you sent a pack out before your appt with all the paperwork & info? Just wondering if that's standard practice.

Theicingontop Fri 15-Mar-13 08:09:13

So sorry Snowdrop, you must be devastated. sad

Williamina, I've lost a few pounds from my complete aversion to anything worthy of calories. Can only eat boring things. Today I think I'll be a bit naughty and have a jacket potato kill me now.

Sorry to hear that Honey. Just make sure you're hydrated. Ginger beer was a constant companion during my first trimester with DS it really helped x

SterlingS Fri 15-Mar-13 08:12:26

Saundy no - wasn't sent anything, this was my first appointment too. Got my Bounty Pack and notes etc to take home with me. It was just lots of questions and form filling, bit of an anticlimax tbh. Dating scan should be w/c 22nd April. Had to book a flu jab and took two wee bottles home with me.

To add to the fun - I have a job interview on Weds for a job I really really want (applied for it just before I got my BFP, blissfully unaware that I was 4 weeks gone at the time), however if I get it I won't qualify for SMP anymore. Not telling them anything in the interview but have a plan for if I get offered it - it's a risk but seeing as its for a place I used to work at with lots of people I know socially it is a bit of a 'mare. I really want to job but MA is not much at all...

harverina Fri 15-Mar-13 08:13:44

Williamina I must have gained weight. Was doing weight watchers before I found out I was pregnant and now i am eating for Scotland! Not always large quantities but all the wrong stuff...for example as I type I am eating chicken crisps.

I love vegetables but really struggling to stomach them at the moment. I would usually eat 6-7 portions of fruit/veg every day but the thought of it makes me boak. Loving salad and avocados though so maybe need to have more of them!

harverina Fri 15-Mar-13 08:14:02

Is boak a totally Scottish word??

Theicingontop Fri 15-Mar-13 08:17:09

I thought it was a mumsnet creation.

vix206 Fri 15-Mar-13 08:17:35

For those of you suffering with sickness and nausea - you may know this but just in case... If you're taking pregnancy vitamins in the morning try taking them with your main evening meal instead. It made such a difference to me last time.

Also seabands. They work by applying pressure to your wrists. It sounds like rubbish but, again, made a huge difference to me last time. I wore them 24/7 for first 12 weeks. They were washed with me in the shower every day!!

Should say though that I never had severe sickness, just nausea. Hoping for the same this time. Look after yourselves today everyone.

SuffolkNWhat Fri 15-Mar-13 08:21:40

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Saundy Fri 15-Mar-13 08:23:45

harv massively Scottish!! The mind actually reads it in a Scottish accent haha

Sterling there is still hope as they may have a more generous maternity scheme if its a larger company. My sister was well into her pregnancy when she got a new job & benefited from an excellent maternity scheme. Maybe you could find their policies online? Good luck for interview, it'd be hard on SMP but worth it for the right job.

I'm in the process of getting a new contract at an old job. I have a good relationship with my boss which I don't want to jeopardise while we go through this processby not telling him. At the same time I don't want to give him something to think about while decisions are being made. It's tricky.

Bloody timing!!

getoffthecoffeetable Fri 15-Mar-13 08:33:45

fairy have fun with the newborn.
Good luck with your scans saundy, poppy and cheese
Have got my pregnancy blocked nose, had it the whole pregnancy with DS.
Finding it difficult not saying anything when I speak to family and in laws but I'm pretty sure DH wants to not say anything for a while yet.

getoffthecoffeetable Fri 15-Mar-13 08:41:27

You chatty bunch have filled a page while I've been sorting out DS and typing message!
Anyone else not told anyone about pregnancy yet?

Saundy Fri 15-Mar-13 08:48:05

GOTCT I wanted to avoid it for as long as possible. When I went to my first Drs appt & was told to go to reception to book my midwife appt it was only with my SiL's flat mate!! DP panicked that his mum might find out second hand so we had to go tell her & swear her to secrecy (which he's assured me she's good for). Not ideal. I'd've away from my family so am planning a trip at Easter to tell them face to face. Still at 8 wks it'll be much earlier than I'd like but what can ya do. Work don't know but I imagine I'll tell them soon. When are you telling?

Saundy Fri 15-Mar-13 08:49:00

*i live

PoppySeedBun Fri 15-Mar-13 08:56:22

I've told no one but DH so far. Waiting for scan today first. Was thinking I might wait until 8 weeks and tell both my mum and MIL. But I think I might crack before then! Almost certainly waiting until later to tell work - unless MS really kicks in and everyone guesses!

Theicingontop Fri 15-Mar-13 09:12:20

Nope not a soul. We're waiting for the scan, but will have to tell my dad before so he can drive us, my hospital's miles and miles away.

Then will announce it with a lovely scan picture, to those who haven't been blabbed to by my dad already. my brother's going to be over the moon.

We want to make sure everything's ok before telling everyone the news. Cautious because we had a mc at 6 weeks last year before we'd told anyone and were really quite thankful we hadn't. We were happy to deal with it in private iyswim.

Completely understand the urge to shout it from the rooftops though, I was this close from telling my friend this week.

MTB82 Fri 15-Mar-13 09:19:51

Haven't told a soul either just me as DH know. Finding it so hard, just want to tell everyone but we're waiting until the scan too.

williaminajetfighter Fri 15-Mar-13 09:47:28

harverina chicken crisps for breakfast! mmmm... Boak is properly Scottish. I was there for 10 years and moved down South, miss it so much. Really really miss a potato scone roll for breakfast! Are you in the east or west?

DH is still there working (he works is glamorous East Kilbride) so I'm by myself with 6 year old down here and feeling a bit sorry for myself that I'm all alone and PG!

Good news - because I was a 'member' of the Recurrent Miscarriage clinic I get to have an early scan, gratis. Lucky me! 25 March, will be just 7 1/2 weeks... keeping fingers crossed.

Had scan and all in the right place thankfully. Only saw one but she said it could still show two next time as my bloods were high. Scan in about 10 days. Sooo relieved. Post more from home.

williaminajetfighter Fri 15-Mar-13 10:03:35

Oh great news cheese!

MummaPanda Fri 15-Mar-13 10:10:50

Yaay cheese I'm so pleased for you.

I've not told anyone either, and we are planning to hide this one as long as poss!

Well good news is that dd slept a solid 7hrs last night so feeling slightly more human!

vix206 Fri 15-Mar-13 10:24:36

Congratulations cheese! I have told a few people, those who I would go to for support if things didn't work out. I've always been an open book, just can't keep secrets (unless they are for somebody else and then I'm strangely very good!)

happy news cheese!

i cant wait for a nosy at the new baby today lol

we use the word boke over here in n ireland too

BangOn Fri 15-Mar-13 10:38:15

poppyseed i haven't told anyone except dh. i'm planning on keeping it quiet for as long as possible as it became the sole topic of converation the first two times once people knew, which i found really dull after a while. i'm already finding it hard to do my jeans up though so i'm sure it won't be long before someone guesses.

i have a colleague with seriously poor personal hygiene & although i haven't felt nauseous much so far, I was feeling slightly queasy at work yesterday, which was compounded by being around him. god knows how i'll cope when it kicks in properly.

BangOn Fri 15-Mar-13 10:39:18

oh & congrats cheese !

SuffolkNWhat Fri 15-Mar-13 10:44:34

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ncsmummy Fri 15-Mar-13 10:53:33

cheese so glad all went well!

getoffthecoffeetable Fri 15-Mar-13 11:02:36

cheese that's excellent news!
Yesterday I had three people ask me when I was going to get pregnant. Nosy sods!
We've got friends coming over for the weekend and I think it'll be obvious if I'm not drinking. I just said well we'll just tell them but DH doesn't want them to be the first to know. Easier said than done!

MummaPanda Fri 15-Mar-13 11:09:30

getoff there are many ways to get around that! Get creative! What do you normally drink? You could always put cranberry juice in a wine glass, or fill a bottle with lemonade or something, to drink out of. Especially if your in your own home, if you dont want to tell that is wink

suprisepitstop Fri 15-Mar-13 11:14:19

Ive only told dh and one dear friend who is herself about to give birth. its tricky, as the day i found out, my mother told me that my brother and sil are having ivf, and going through really rough time. i dont want to override them by cheerilh announcing my unexpected super easy conception as is totally unfair. also my best friend has had five failed ivf goes and gets really upset when other people get pregnant, really upset, and anothet close mate is still in breakdown mode from a 3 month abmormality/ termination.poor poor girl.
so i dont feel like anyone is actually going to be super delighted for me, will hold out telling them for as long as possible.
same at work, my boss is a fifty somethinh gay guy who loathes pregnant women, he almost goes green when he sees one. will avoid telling him for a bit, but when i do if he says anything horrible i am going to hr!!

busyprocrastinating Fri 15-Mar-13 11:22:34

Great news cheese.
We haven't told anyone apart from the dentist who I had to tell at my appointment. Hoping not to till after the scan but there a couple of things coming up where it might be easier to confess.
Really haven't got the energy for work today

GinSling82 Fri 15-Mar-13 11:26:16

Cheese - congrats that's really good news, you must feel so relieved.

Surprise, wow that's a difficult situation sound like a lot of people around you are having a lot of pregnancy heartache.

We have just told family so far, my IL's, my parents and so far one brother. Want to do it face to face so will catch my other brother and siblings IL as and when. I've found it really difficult with friends and not drinking they definitely suspect but I think they recognise that if we were ready to tell we would have told them. But I definitely don't think it will be a surprise now for some of them.

ncsmummy Fri 15-Mar-13 11:27:40

I have told my 2 best friends because I was desperate to share the news lol OH doesnt want to tell his parents or anyone til after the scan but we are going to tell my dad beforehand I think

Mistyshore Fri 15-Mar-13 11:58:42

Great news Cheese.

7+1 (I think, I'm rubbish at working it out) and after feeling sick for a week I finally threw up this morning! I've just been to Asda and had to open a drink half way round (mn flaming due) as I felt really wobbly. At least if I'm feeling crap all those hormones must be doing their job and making tadpole stick.

We've told parents and siblings (and I think my mum has blabbed to her best friend because she was being a bit "weird" when I saw her the other day- nice weird, but I'm guessing she knows as mum can't hold her own water).

Anyone buying/bought pregnancy books? I recommend The Day By Day Pregnancy Book by Maggie Blott. It's really detailed and I've been enjoying seeing all the tiny changes shown in the book and it's reminded me that there is really something happening in there! grin

pegster Fri 15-Mar-13 12:06:38

My god, can't believe how many posts there are on this second thread already, have only had time to skim through! Congrats to those who've had positive early scans, would love to have the chance to check on the little bean
Haven't told anyone except my osteopath but my parents & sister have guessed because I wasn't drinking at my DSis birthday meal the other night. Lots of nudging & winking though I refused to confirm anything wink

i got that 'what to expect when you're expecting' but i find the layout really confusing! wouldnt really recommend it. i'll look for that one you recommend misty.

i feel grand today but a bit nervous about holding this baby later! i havent held a wee newborn since my niece was born 18 years ago!

getoffthecoffeetable Fri 15-Mar-13 12:20:40

surprise I'm sure that they'll all be happy for you ( except your boss) but it'll take some getting used to.
Visitors will be at our house so can do what I did at DS's birthday and make pretend g and t's with just t's. it's the tiredness and nausea that I'll have difficulties with. Will wing it, managed to trick them early pregnancy last time and I was much worse!

Saundy Fri 15-Mar-13 12:30:34

Congrats Cheese I bet thats a weight off.

Mine went well too, saw a little blob with its heart ticking away - everything in the right place. Turns out my pain is down to one of those corpus luteum cysts but it is easing which is good.

Just Poppy to report back, fingers crossed the good news is coming in three's.

GinSling82 Fri 15-Mar-13 12:30:58

Thanks for the recommendation of the book Misty. I fancied getting one but wasn't sure where to start.

I've got a cracking headache todayhmm. Starting work a 2pm and working late. Then I have two 13 hour shifts over the weekend. Whoever said they were wishing for a lottery win I completely second that!! I really didn't expect early pregnancy to interfere with life and work so much. I just don't feel like I can cope with anything. I'm in awe if those of you with little ones and getting no sleep!

GinSling82 Fri 15-Mar-13 12:32:17

Congratulations on the scan Saundry. Must have been nice to see your little bean! smile

congrats saundy! i cannot wait for my scans!

ilovemiltonismybestfriend Fri 15-Mar-13 12:37:42

Purplekiwi, I noticed your last update. Forgot to include, this is baby number 1. Told my mum last night and was proper freaking out about her reaction, but she was so excited. grin

I have rang the doctors today, and they want me to do a sample for them, then will arrange midwife. Exciting!!

Is anyone looking forward to having a scan?? As much as I don't like being touched, this excites me.

It's all getting so real!!

GinSling82 Fri 15-Mar-13 12:40:55

Fairy when is your scan booked for?

I've ended up bringing mine forward to 28th March when I'll be 8 weeks was originally a week later but so keen to see a scan, especially with all the good news on here. Fx it will be the same for me.

ilovemiltonismybestfriend Fri 15-Mar-13 12:41:19


The works had a sale on the other day here and most books were 25p. If you want a laugh and an advice book written by a man for men, which makes us women feel awesome check out The A-Z of having a baby by Jeff Green!
Also picked one up called making babies by Ann Enright which is good too!

Gin we went and booked a private scan for 28 March too! And then of course got a letter about the hospital scan a few days later lol. Its on 9 April but we've decided to have both since we've paid a deposit.

I'll be 7+6 at the first one by my reckoning.

I'm a mixture of terrified and mega excited

MTB82 Fri 15-Mar-13 12:58:03

Congrats to those with successful scans. Still keeping my fingers crossed for those yet to hear back from.

Maybe we should start up a lotto syndicate so we can all just be PG in peace smile

Had a little "talk" with my little bean last night to say do what you have to do and work really hard to grow big and healthy and strong even of that means making me poorly.....feeling a bit nauseous today for the first time in a few weeks so maybe it listened LOL.

Saundy Fri 15-Mar-13 12:58:58

Thanks guys.

I know what you mean Gin I thought this was the easy part!! I didn't expect to feel so tired all the time, this has totally wiped me. Haven't spontaneously cried for no good reason in 3 days though so that's progress!

ILMIMBF I hate being touched too but it is great to see the little blob and realise that's inside you. You can't help but smile & I totally forgot someone had a camera up me! Its nuts.

PoppySeedBun Fri 15-Mar-13 13:01:22

My scan is later this afternoon - 3:45 - so hoping I get good news along with cheese and saundy - congrats to you both!

On books, I got a Kindle copy of What to Expect after a false alarm a couple of years ago. They layout is a bit confusing, but it seems very comprehensive and has dealt with just about every question I've thrown at it so far. I also like having it on kindle: means I can have a discreet peek at it on my phone when I'm at work or out and about (or, like last week when we were on holiday and got the BFP).

Must be feeling positive about the scan, tho - booked appointment with my consultant for 10 weeks this morning smile

VipBaba Fri 15-Mar-13 13:03:44

Hi all

I'm new on here. EDD is the 7th Nov Baby No 1. Very nervous

Saundy Fri 15-Mar-13 13:08:40

Hi VIPBaba

Not long to go now Poppy

Are there any good books for men, men as in men and not lads if you know what I mean?

PoppySeedBun Fri 15-Mar-13 13:12:06

Welcome VipBaba - my first time too.
Any symptoms to share so far? I haven't got much (yet) except slight nausea and a bit of indigestion and wind. Oh, and lots of tiredness, but that's also not being helped by a cold I have at the moment (which is why I'm off work and on here in the middle of the day grin)

PoppySeedBun Fri 15-Mar-13 13:21:55

Just came across this video on YouTube that gives an idea of what you'll see at 5,6,7,8,and 9 week scans (it's a maternity training video) - maybe helpful for those waiting for scans and wondering what to expect?


hi and congrats vip

its my first too smile

Saundy Fri 15-Mar-13 13:29:06

Yeah there was nothing that looked even remotely like a baby today. Just a splodge & little flickering light that was the heart beating, its still only 2mm!

VipBaba Fri 15-Mar-13 13:30:34

Hi PoppySeedBun

Thank you. Feeling really rough. Nausea not going away and being sick all hrs if the daysad. And got the cold too...and not at work too. Feel bad as just come back from a 3 week holiday.

PoppySeedBun Fri 15-Mar-13 13:49:50

Poor you VipBaba
Try not to feel bad about work - if you're not up to it then you wouldn't be much use there anyway. Sorry you're being so sick as well. Lots of tips in here from others who are suffering too - hang in there.

RubyWindsor Fri 15-Mar-13 14:49:47

Hi all had my scan this morning!
All ok grin everything in the right place and a lovely little heartbeat to look at!
They said my spotting was probably implantation bleeding so nothing to worry about which I think I already knew, I just needed it confirming!

Congrats to the others with their scans today, these little ones are giving us some worries aren't they!

MTB82 Fri 15-Mar-13 15:03:09

Congrats Ruby great news!!!

VipBaba Fri 15-Mar-13 15:15:25


And congrats!smile

WhenSheWasBadSheWasHopeful Fri 15-Mar-13 15:17:45

So many scans cheese saundy & ruby congrats I'm glad they went well.

Welcome vipbaba

I am so knackered at work it is unbelievable and I keep dry heaving everywhere I go. I think I might have put on a few pounds so far, with the amount I've been eating I'm surprised its not been 1/2 stone.

Have started telling people since I had the scan but only my boss and hr know at work. Getting a bit worried about work as I have to drive everywhere as part of work and fatigue and driving are not a good mix.

getoffthecoffeetable Fri 15-Mar-13 15:32:44

Congratulations ruby

Dizzy81 Fri 15-Mar-13 16:14:29

Congrats Ruby!

harverina Fri 15-Mar-13 16:25:02

Welcome vipbaba and congratulations!

Williamina I am in the west (about 16 miles from city centre) and guess what I had in work this morning (major treat)...a roll with square sausage and potato scone mmmmmm!!! Never have that when not pregnant as usually count my ww points but not anymore!! Where did u stay in Glasgow?

Great news to those of you with scans today lovely to hear things are going well. I cannot wait for mine, ages to wait!! 24 April feels like years away!

I think I might get a couple of books too and start reading about it all again. I can hardly remember all the little things from my last pregnancy so be good to remind me what is normal or worrying.

DittyRatt Fri 15-Mar-13 16:40:41

Afternoon all. Welcome newbies.
Well my internet goes down for a day and look what I've got to catch up on, you bunch of chatterboxes.

Getoff nope no secret stash, DH threw them all in the bin sad , so i may have to buy one and keep it in my handbag or something. grin

Cheese nope not yet, see to have gone off food it smells vial, having to force it down me at the minute, but this should pass by the second trimester <hopefully>. i have i feeling it wont be long before the washing powder craving comes though as i keep having a smell of it.

Bizzy maybe the letter they are sending is your scan date.

Snowdrop so sorry to hear, take care of yourself. flowers

RE: Symptoms; here's the list so far -
-'Morning' evening sickness
-Soap craving
and last of all

well off to work now be back later...x

Saundy Fri 15-Mar-13 16:57:20

Congrats Ruby it's a huge weight off isn't it.

I was so taken aback by the scan & relieved about everything that I totally forgot to ask what what is safe pain relief - duh. It's really kicking in again & I'm not sure if I'm just supposed to get on with it. Anyone got any knowledge or experience of this?!

williaminajetfighter Fri 15-Mar-13 16:58:33

harverina - am jealous! The potato scones from the cafe when I worked at the University were particularly lovely!

I was in Glasgow West, by KG park and museum. Sigh! My DD is slowly losing her accent which makes me especially sad!

PoppySeedBun Fri 15-Mar-13 17:39:44

Hello all - back from my scan, and everything is fine grin
Couldn't see very much at all - and definitely not a heartbeat - it's just too small at 5+6. But it's in the right place, not ectopic, so nothing to worry about.
Not sure now why my GP didn't suggest just waiting a week so there was more to see, but I suppose better to be safe.

saundy I did ask about pain relief - both nurse today and GP said only thing is paracetamol, up to 1g (2 tablets). No aspirin or ibuprofen allowed.

Thanks for all the good wishes, everyone!

Dizzy81 Fri 15-Mar-13 17:41:34

I've got stretch marks on my boobies! Yep I am fasinated with them at the moment,

Another by the by symptomless free day - apart from a few cramps/tugs on the right side, sore boobies and a bit of light headiness. Should I be worried?

I think I shall take the stance on the scan in 12 days that what ever happens happens.

IOn a more positive note, congrats to all those who've had positive results from scans.

PassTheCremeEggs Fri 15-Mar-13 17:43:04

Hello all, please may I join in?

I'm due, I think, on 9 November and this will be my second baby. I had an early scan because I had a bit of pain, nothing could be seen but they tested my hormone levels and all is increasing as normal which is good and hopefully suggests it's in the right place - fingers crossed! I have another scan to check on 25th.

Great thread - cant believe there are so many people already - congratulations everyone!

Saundy Fri 15-Mar-13 17:56:38

Congrats on the good news poppy - yey good news all round! I was told that it was unusual to see the heartbeat at 6 weeks so its quite normal that you didn't even earlier.

Good call on the pain relief I'm glad one of us kept their heads. I didn't ask anything at all.

Welcome PTCE I'm sorry you didn't get all the reassurance you wanted at yours - but no news is good news as they say. I'm sure it'll be the 25th before you know it.

My Tracey Anderson: The Pregnancy Ptoject DVD has just arrived, really CBA - maybe I'll just watch it the first time haha.

MummaPanda Fri 15-Mar-13 18:16:45

I know this is a crazy question but those of you with 2 or more, how early did you feel movement? Cos I swear I can feel exactly what I felt with early movement of dd, surely can't be this soon???

PurpleKiwi Fri 15-Mar-13 18:48:23

Congrats to all those with good scans today.

ilovemilton glad you got such a great reaction from your mum, mine was similar although I think she is also a bit worried as we're still early days.

Hospital has just sent me confirmation of my early scan date and moved it forward by a day - better news for me!

Welcome to vipbaba and passthecremeeggs

VipBaba Fri 15-Mar-13 19:02:30

Congratulations PSB

Thank you everyone for the messages.

ilovemiltonismybestfriend Fri 15-Mar-13 19:09:27

Purple kiwi, yeah... I think she is worried too, but isn't giving me that. She talked to my best friend!! But I think she is basing her concerns on how hard it was for her as a single mum and doesn't want me to have to through all the nastiness... Then again, that was years ago so things have changed. I'm excited!!

MotherOfCleo Fri 15-Mar-13 19:20:49

Hum how are people breaking the news? So far me and OH have told our best friends but thats it. hmm I want to tell my folks but he wants to wait till the scan, or at least till Ive seen the midwife. Its hard though as I dont want them to think we kept it from them, also it would be nice to be able to talk to my mum about it. Also I have my big 30th birthday party next saturday and even though Ive found non alcohlic cider I think i'll be expected to do champagne toasts etc.....not sure how to get out of it? If I tell my folks and my brother then between me, my OH, my best friend and my brother I should have enough people to ensure my drink is always full of non alcoholic stuff. Its such a tricky one, plus I wouldnt know how to bring it up. confused

MotherOfCleo Fri 15-Mar-13 19:22:17

p.s uber jealous of all the early scans! Anyone know when I should expect to see the midwife and what happens at the first few appointments?

harverina Fri 15-Mar-13 19:29:06

Dizzy i wouldn't worry as you do have symptoms! If you weren't pregnant you would be worried if you had pains/twinges, sore boobs and dizziness,so definitely pregnancy symptoms. My symptoms sound very similar to yours. I've not been as dizzy this week but it hits me periodically. The only other thing is that I feel very sick at times but it just hits me and doesn't last beyond an hour or so at a time. You are just maybe expecting worse and that's why your conscious about it.

Williamina you loved Obama beautiful part of the city. We often go to kg park in the summer it's gorgeous. When dd was very new we spent time in the park with her lying in the sun while she breastfed and napped. I have very happy memories of that summer in various Glasgow parks.

We are in McDonald's just now. My dh is home tonight and I promised dd she could stay up late so that we could pick him up. Dd is in the play area. She has severe allergies and McDonald's is one of the few places she can eat out. I have to say I do worry about dc2 having allergies too.

harverina Fri 15-Mar-13 19:29:53

In a not Obama hahaha!!!

harverina Fri 15-Mar-13 19:40:21

Motherofcleo I'd be inclined to tell them if it would make things easier and you were not desperate to keep it a secret. If you really don't want them to know then its ok to keep it private, it's a very private thing.

I have told 7 friends and my immediate family. I will tell others after the 12 week scan. The friends I told are my closest friends, a couple of good friends that I told through circumstances as was at a hen night, and two close work friends. I was desperate to tell someone else! I told a couple of people in work as the job I do can be stressful and last time round I wished I had confided in a couple of close colleagues so that someone knew if I was feeling a bit rubbish.

PurpleKiwi Fri 15-Mar-13 19:53:08

Motherofcleo, I think you normally get your notes at your booking in appt (between 10-12 weeks) and they'll go through your medical history. I think I had some bloods taken at this point too. Then its the 12 week and 16 week scans. I had some midwife appts after the 12 week scan but it was pretty much just checking bp and how big my tummy was measuring. HTH smile

MummaPanda Fri 15-Mar-13 20:01:20

16week scan??? I never had that with dd, only 12week and 20week sad

MotherOfCleo Fri 15-Mar-13 20:01:40

oh thanks purple for some reason I was expecting something at 8 weeks, 10 weeks seems forever away! confused

PassTheCremeEggs Fri 15-Mar-13 20:13:18

Motherofcleo - I had a GP appointment around 8 weeks. He took basic details, did blood test (I think) and sent off the referral to hospital for the 12 week scan. I then had the proper booking in appointment with midwife at 10 weeks where they ask you tons of questions about medical history, family circs etc etc, give you your notes, and do urine test/blood pressure which then happens at all other antenatal appointments. I then saw midwife roughly every four weeks (unless there was a scan) - so midwife around 16 weeks, scan 20 weeks, midwife 24, 28, 32, 36, 38 and 40 weeks. Towards the end it's more frequent and if you go overdue you have to see them every week at least. Hope this helps!

Ps I never had a 16 week scan either - the wait between 12 and 20 was interminable!

I had the absolute pleasure of a cuddle with my friends baby today - she was soooo cute! Cannot wait until I have one of my own

PurpleKiwi Fri 15-Mar-13 23:50:49

Ah, apologies may have confused the 16 week midwife appt with a scan appt blush

We'll be having an 8 week scan due to our stillbirth and know that they'll be ramping up the appointments this time around. TBH, last time I think I may have filled that waiting time between 12 and 20 weeks with shopping for cute baby things!

SusieSu20 Sat 16-Mar-13 01:04:21

Hi, can I join your thread please?! We've just found out we're pregnant on Wednesday. Haven't even gone to the doctors yet but our due date is 14th November.

getoffthecoffeetable Sat 16-Mar-13 06:00:58

Less than eight months to go fairy then it'll be your turn.
Welcome susie congratulations.
DS up at 5.10am. These early mornings are killing me. He used to be a 6.45 boy, don't know what's happened over the past few months to muck it up. Any miracle cures? At this rate I'll never get any sleep when new baby arrives.

VipBaba Sat 16-Mar-13 06:10:00

Hi SusieSu20

Welcome, and congratulations. I found out on Wednesday too and only going to the doctors on Monday. Have you had any symptoms as yet? I been have morning sickness all hrs of the day and the nausea is terrible. Some great solutions on here though so far ginger seems to be the answer.

vix206 Sat 16-Mar-13 06:25:32

Getoffthecoffeetable how old is your DS and what are his naps like? After almost 2 years of early waking with mine I feel your pain! He's now consistently waking at 6.45-7.

If all else fails the clocks going forward soon may help you grin

vix206 Sat 16-Mar-13 06:26:35

Welcome susiesu. Don't worry about the doctors! Round here they won't even see you until you're 8 weeks so I've got 3 weeks to wait still!

getoffthecoffeetable Sat 16-Mar-13 06:53:13

vix he's just turned two. He has a nap around one o'clock. At nursery he sleeps for about an hour and at home between one and two hours. He couldn't do without his nap, he just falls asleep if he doesn't get put down for his nap! Well done on sorting out your early waker. I keep saying I can't wait for the clocks to change - but am scared that'll make him even worse!

vix206 Sat 16-Mar-13 06:56:19

My DS is 2.5 and does about the same. And sleeps from 7.30-7ish at night. I think they just go through phases don't they? Very tiring when they suddenly change!!

getoffthecoffeetable Sat 16-Mar-13 07:07:47

It certainly is. Fingers crossed we get to the end o this phase sooner rather than later!

SuffolkNWhat Sat 16-Mar-13 07:45:25

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harverina Sat 16-Mar-13 08:08:39

I am freaking out about a little bit but my rational side is telling me not to be stupid? Woke this morning with awful shoulder pain - it's not like the shoulder tip pain I had after my section more like I have slept badly on one side. It is both shoulders but the right in particular and my right arm. It feels muscular because when I love my head and neck certain ways its worse and when I sit certain ways it almost goes away, though not totally. Of course google has scared me as it is a sign of an ectopic!!! I had some pain in my side earlier but it felt like gallbladder pain as opposed to pain on my tummy aaaarrrggghhh! What do you guys think, am I being crazy??

vix206 Sat 16-Mar-13 08:49:09

Hi harverina, it sounds muscular to me. Don't freak out wink maybe ask for a gentle massage!

Saundy Sat 16-Mar-13 09:20:03

Welcome Susie & congrats!

That sounds muscular to me too but I'm no dr so if its really worrying you just go to your local drop in Ctr & get it checked out. There's no harm in being careful. I have to second the massage suggestion though smile

Am so tired today, I thought I'd been tired all along but this has really upped it a gear, I could sleep where I stand!

vix206 Sat 16-Mar-13 09:22:00

I'm symptomless and have been for a few days now. I'm tired but hard to know if that's caused by pregnancy or the daily demands of DS!!

harverina Sat 16-Mar-13 09:23:20

Sorry it def is muscular, it's eased a bit and mainly when I move, god how irrational was I?!

harverina Sat 16-Mar-13 09:25:09

Hi susie, congratulations!

getoffthecoffeetable Sat 16-Mar-13 09:29:18

haverina not irrational at all, just a concerned mummy to be who knows what symptoms to look out for. Glad that the pain's eased off and it's muscular.

vix206 Sat 16-Mar-13 09:37:02

Glad you feel better now harverina grin

Dizzy81 Sat 16-Mar-13 09:44:22

Haverina, it's not irrational at all - you're a concerned mum. The main thing is its eased off.

I've slept for 12 hrs and want Togo back to bed. I'm sooo sleepy, I may have to have a napand I've only been up for an hr. jellybean must be on a growth spurt.

Had a look in the mirror after I Wokeup and I looked fairly pale, a bit of colour now, phew

Hi to everyone just joined!

I'm symptomless apart from a bit tired

vix206 Sat 16-Mar-13 09:56:09

12 hours sleep - the stuff of dreams! I'm still waking up around 4am every day so lucky if I get 6. Should really feel much more tired than I do!shock

busyprocrastinating Sat 16-Mar-13 09:57:29

Oo i am jealous of those who get naps. Dd is 2.5 and stopped daytime naps over a year ago. Hoping the next one might sleep better.

Saundy Sat 16-Mar-13 10:10:03

Honestly this is a whole new world of tired, I feel as though I'm made out of lead. I've totally lost my appetite too, possibly because I can't face the physical effort of eating as there's no nausea to explain it. Am having to force it down at the min.

I'd have to agree that you weren't irrational there Havernia you kept a line of reasonable thought open!

Is it right to REALLY want pizza for breakfast?! Craving a specific one from an Italian place over here lol

Dizzy81 Sat 16-Mar-13 10:25:16

Before I found out I was pregnant one Saturday night I slept for 10 hrs was up for 4 an had a nap for 3 and went to bed early that night too.

Saundy Sat 16-Mar-13 10:38:48

Haha I would call that a perk Fairy though its unlikely they'll be open at this time.

That sounds right up my street Dizzy I was so unprepared for this, I expected maybe some MS, some nice big boobs and other than that to not even know I was preggers at this stage - wrong on all counts!

Dizzy81 Sat 16-Mar-13 10:42:16

Fairy, do it. I was craving salty chps yesterday for breakfast yesterday.

Oh dear saundy I've got the bigger boobs, no ms but tired all the bloody time with the occasional ditzy moment - is that the start of baby brain?

Saundy Sat 16-Mar-13 10:53:46

Could well be Dizzy though an ability to keep up with this thread is proof its not too critical yet wink

Pity it's not open yet!

MummaPanda Sat 16-Mar-13 11:27:15

Morning everyone! My dh took dd downstairs early today so I could sleep in! Have just woken up and I feel soo much better! How lovely of him grin

MotherOfCleo Sat 16-Mar-13 12:14:56

fairy I now have nausea and diarrhea sad not fun.

My OH wants us to book an early private scan YAY! No idea how I find out prices/places etc though....any ideas? Google wasnt a huge help, should I call my docs and ask?

getoffthecoffeetable Sat 16-Mar-13 12:29:17

I think midwife gave us details for private scan or there might have been an advert in the Bounty pack we had. You could always post a thread on the boards to ask where people recommend that's by you cleo
Up at stupid o 'clock with DS this morning then DH took him supermarket shopping so went back to bed, could only sleep for an hour but I think I'm ready for a nap now!

busyprocrastinating Sat 16-Mar-13 13:34:38

Well I got up played with dd for an hour then fell asleep on the sofa. I can't believe how tired I am

SusieSu20 Sat 16-Mar-13 14:16:27

Hi again, thanks for all the welcome messages! I can't believe how many new messages there are since last night! I'm not having any morning sickness at all but am feeling exhausted in the evenings. I'm falling asleep on the sofa around 8.30 most nights and only wake up to drag myself up to bed!

Haverina, having weird twinges and pains is so normal and nothing to worry about. Please don't look up symptoms on Google, you'll be scared to death by all the horror stories on there!

SuffolkNWhat Sat 16-Mar-13 14:25:27

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SusieSu20 Sat 16-Mar-13 14:31:15

I'm so new to this; what does CFS mean?!

harverina Sat 16-Mar-13 14:31:30

Another one that is so so tired. It's worse than that it's just like having no energy at all, stingy eyes, a need to just close my eyes!!!

SusieSu20 Sat 16-Mar-13 14:34:42

Oh it's Chronic Fatigue Syndrome isn't it? Sorry, I thought it was another MN acronym!

That must be really hard SuffolkNWhat, can't imagine having that on top of pregnancy tiredness.

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MTB82 Sat 16-Mar-13 15:02:51

Welcome and congrats to all the newbies!!

I finally got my booking appt through for Thursday so they managed to fit me in before I head to oz and then have got my scan on 11th apr so will only have to wait 3 days after I get back. Now the dates have come in it suddenly all feels a bit more real and it all feels really surreal again. Think I'm going to have to let work know as both appts fall right in the middle of days I'm teaching so will have to let them know ASAP so they can get cover for me-don't think they wi be very impressed but think I'll have to suck it up and make that job number 1 on Monday.....eeekk!!!!

Totally with you all with the tiredness except the weird thing is I seem to always wake up early but then just lie there feeling like I haven't got the energy to move.

Also really can't get enough of crisps at the moment and hardly ever eat them normally. I'm normally a total sweet tooth but I could totally take it or leave it at the moment.

I'm in bed as I feel rotten! Was a bit constipated (TMI lol) so found a pregnancy friendly laxative and its def working! Has helped a lot but still feel a bit crap. It's peeing down here too and I've to go and sort my horse out soon - bleugh!

vix206 Sat 16-Mar-13 15:07:52

Fairy - I'm on lactulose which is helping me. I suffered terribly last time, and it complicated my labour as my bowel was impacted which was so painful I couldn't even feel contractions! (they told me it would 'all come out during labour' Sadly that was not the case!)

Anyway, not taking any chances this time! On the lactulose from day 1 grin

SuffolkNWhat Sat 16-Mar-13 15:18:46

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Dizzy81 Sat 16-Mar-13 15:27:13

Just add cakes and my will power not to lick the spoon was very strong.

stuffthenonsense Sat 16-Mar-13 16:19:22

I'm also with the tiredness, and my sickness is annoyingly helped by eating. My youngest was up from 4.30 this morning but DH kindly took over from 5.30-8.30 then took us all out for breakfast. I have finally given up the need to poas, at last, at 7+1.
Where are we up to on due dates? Are we still expecting newcomers from about mid-November? This group could be huge!!!

vix206 Sat 16-Mar-13 16:26:00

I could be wrong but I don't think we've had anyone yet from 20th November onwards...

Lozcat86 Sat 16-Mar-13 16:26:03

Im with you all on the tiredness front, ive never been so tired as ive been this last week. It was my birthday yesterday and instead of staying up celebrating i wanted to be tucked up in bed!
Getting a little nausea in the evening but not sickness as yet, boobs have got bit bigger and OH reckons im getting a little bump....think it may just be regular flab hthough grin

SusieSu20 Sat 16-Mar-13 16:28:37

Not had our due date confirmed yet but calculators online tell me 14/11/13; so I managed to sneak in just before mid-November!

suprisepitstop Sat 16-Mar-13 17:31:29

So ive just dragged myself around the shops looking at bras as i seem to have gone up two cup sizes, c to almost an e- how already. i read that at some point you should go for underwire free bras. but all of these in my local m&s and really rubbish mini house of fraser are all horrible full cupped monstrosities.
Can anyone please advise where to go and what to look for? I came home emptu handed as it made me far too sad to buy any of those horrors

vix206 Sat 16-Mar-13 17:40:15

I got all mine from figleaves last time. They often have sales on maternity bras and do free returns if you need to swap sizes etc.

MissTweed Sat 16-Mar-13 17:41:11

Room for a little (but rapidly expanding one?) I'm due (online estimate) 28th oct but I'd rather be in your gang!! Hehe

I'm so glad I've found this thread as most of the other stuff in the forums are about ladies much further along and I was feeling jealous and not properly part of the club!! ...... And now I do!! Yay!!

stuffthenonsense Sat 16-Mar-13 17:52:01

Welcome miss tweed, you're not the only October, so don't worry.

With regards bras, at some point, sadly, comfort wins over beauty, wear the pretties whilst you still can.

harverina Sat 16-Mar-13 17:52:26

Surprise think its ok to wear underwired as long as they fit properly - so the wire should not be pushing on any of the breast. I wore underwired last time until late on when I switched to nursing bras because my boobs were huge, my bump was huge, I could hardly breathe as it was without uncomfy bras! I intend doing the same this time, just normal until they get uncomfy. My bras are ok so far but they won't last too much longer. I recommend bravissimo although they are not cheap. I usually get one or two from there and cheaper ones from m&s.

I have felt miserable all day- hard to put finger in what's wrong, just shattered, upset dodgy tummy, heartburn, grumpy...my poor dh and dd!! We have been food shopping and have some goodies for tonight. Got myself some smoked salmon mmmm! I wasn't a good help to dh at the shops as everything was making me queasy...of of gone alone I would have left with hardly anything smile

harverina Sat 16-Mar-13 17:53:31

Welcome miss tweed and congratulations its nice to see another new person grin

Saundy Sat 16-Mar-13 18:04:10

I read recently some sort of campaign to go to Bravissimo to get measured & fitted as they don't leave extra inches other places like M&S do so it's a better fit. If underwired is comfy then there's no reason to change over so soon.

Am well jeal of all these big bangers, not a jot of change here. I hope it's not indicative of milk production later - though I'll worry about that in 8 months!

Welcome MissT & congrats smile

Saundy Sat 16-Mar-13 18:06:19

I know how you feel havernia I'm having one of those days too.

Is smoked salmon not on the no go list though (sorry)?!

MTB82 Sat 16-Mar-13 18:07:25

misstweed a partner in crime,snap on the due date-yey!!! Welcome!!

I've just downed about a pint of orange juice - I haven't drank that in years!

Hoping that lots of soft fruit and juice might stop any bunging up lol

I'd say this group will be enormous shortly as there must be loads who are just finding out now!

Hi miss tweed!

vix206 Sat 16-Mar-13 18:44:45

Saundy - don't worry. Size increase has no bearing on milk production. And later on, neither does leaking milk. I didn't leak milk once and yet had a troublesome over supply for the first 4 months!!

WhenSheWasBadSheWasHopeful Sat 16-Mar-13 19:09:24

Happy birthday loz hope you had lots of sleep.

fairy please advise me on constipation. It's really starting to take its toll blush

Dizzy81 Sat 16-Mar-13 19:09:32

Hi miss tweed.

Fairy, prune juice helps but don't drink the whole bottle!!

I had a two hr nap this afternoon and still feel sleepy! Dh has commented on me being a grouch - blame the hormones and ad made a comment on the boobs looking bigger!

Not long ago changed the sheets on the bed and could have happily crawled in there and slept.

Anyone else got the sneezes?

Saundy Sat 16-Mar-13 19:15:17

Well that's good to know Vix am hoping the minimal changes will act as Sind sort of damage limitation for the aftermath. I have friends who have described what's left akin to a sock with a golf ball in the bottom, I think that's one of my big body worries.

Saundy Sat 16-Mar-13 19:16:21

No sneezes hmm

Dizzy81 Sat 16-Mar-13 19:19:03

Hmmm, since I found out I've pregnant I've had cold symptoms on and off!

MummaPanda Sat 16-Mar-13 19:24:40

I threw up again this morning sad I also spent the afternoon with my mum n sis (who don't know) and dd going shopping and now I'm soo exhausted sad

Welcome to all the newbies!

I've got a mini cold too!

whenshe I got tescos senna tablets and took two last night - really helped and they were cheap. Made me feel so much more comfortable in hours before - ahem - helping things move lol!

vix206 Sat 16-Mar-13 20:06:12

Saundy everyone is different but for the record I had DS at 32, went up 4 cup sizes through pregnancy, breasted him for over 2 years and my boobs are still pert and the size they were originally (for now). No stretch marks and no sagging. Good support helps but a lot if it (IMHO) is down to genes smile

harverina Sat 16-Mar-13 20:16:31

Yeah Saundy, the size of your breasts are nothing to do with mlk production. Even women with verysmall boobs can breastfeed smile I have to say, there is not much change in my boobs since having DD1 and she breastfed for almost 2.5 years.

I am feeling a little more human tonight. Went to shops earlier and was sick as soon as I got out of the car in the garden shock then again when I came in the house. First time have been sick and I felt that it was related to heartburn rather than MS. I have to say it was tiny quantities (sorry tmi) but made me feel a lot better.

Saundysmoked salmon is ok to eat as far as I know. I will double check before I eat it as if it is safe I plan to eat a considerable amount if my body allows! Along with avocado and seafood sauce...very 1980's haha!!

Someone mentioned down the thread that they are feeling sick but that eating is helping and I am exactly the same, except for this afternoon. Eating really helps my sickness, especially if I eat crisps which I know isnt great. I am a bit worried that I am eating total rubbish all the time as I cant face fruit and veg, but my DH thinks I should just go with it for now? Hopefully by the second trimester I will be back to normal in terms of my eating habits!

Dizzy I am being a major grouch too and my poor DH is probably getting fed up with me sad

I was supposed to be going away today to liverpool with a few friends. I was still planning on going until the end of this week but in the end I couldnt face the train journey with my dodgy tummy. Thank god I didnt go now after the way I have been feeling today, I would have made everyone else miserable. Feelsad that I am missing out on the fun but delighted why iykwim smile

For those of you who are on DC2 or more, when did you start wearing maternity clothes last time? I didnt get maternity clothes until roughly week 20 last time.

Sorry for huge post. Im on my laptop and its so much easier to type than my phone so I have gotten a little carried away smile

Hope you are all feeling ok and having a nice relaxing Saturday night.

williaminajetfighter Sat 16-Mar-13 20:17:34

It's been a weepy night for me, having a bit of a wobble. I so wanted to be PG but now am having a mini-meltdown thinking about the sleepless nights, nursery fees (years of paying 700-800 pounds per month!) subsequently feeling broke all the time and generally looking and feeling knackered and age isn't on my side! Feel like i'm on a cliff edge...

This is hormones, right??!

MummaPanda Sat 16-Mar-13 20:31:50

harverina I never rly went into maternity clothes last time, had a few maternity tops when I got really big, but other than that wore leggings and a long top/jumper, or jogging bottoms. But this time I think I will have to invest in a proper maternity wardrobe, I'm already thinking of getting a back and bump support as carrying dd is already getting a challenge!

vix206 Sat 16-Mar-13 20:32:53

Williamina yes - hormones. And totally normal! I have wobbles at least once a day, how on earth will I cope with 2 DC's etc.

Also, I've spent the evening so far mostly on the loo. Diarrhoea sad not sure if its a bug or a symptom of pregnancy. I guess time will tell!

WhenSheWasBadSheWasHopeful Sat 16-Mar-13 20:33:06

williamina it is hormones. No question babies are hard work and bloody expensive but it will be worth it.

I'm pretty weepy at the moment too, it's definately the hormones.

PassTheCremeEggs Sat 16-Mar-13 20:54:17

I also have terrible diarrhoea vix - think it's a pregnancy thing but definitely didn't have this last time. Joined with overwhelming tiredness and splitting headaches it's a bundle of laughs at the moment! Looking after 10 month old DD not fun smile

williaminajetfighter Sat 16-Mar-13 20:56:17

I also had a lovely day of explosive diarrhoea so glad it's not just me. Better that than being constipated!

MTB82 Sat 16-Mar-13 21:02:11

Will def hormones. It's going to be a rollercoaster but one cute little grin from our bundle and it will make it all fine!!

Harv I'm with you with the eating loads of rubbish, I'd eat crisps all day if I could and normally wouldn't ever eat them, it's def keeping my nausea under wraps and (touch wood) haven't been sick yet, so I'm just saying sod it and just going with it for now.

harverina Sat 16-Mar-13 21:32:12

Will its def hormones. I have been so weepy today. Was sobbing at Saturday night takeaway earlier!

Pleased to report that my explosive diarrhoea has got better after about 13 days grin my tummy is still very dodgy though but not running to the loo. Last Sunday night i barely left the toilet so can empathise with those of you with diarrhoea hmm hopefully it will pass soon.

I had crispy chinese duck pancakes for dinner followed by a mr Kipling apple pie. I haven't eaten like this in about 8 months but they were the only things I could stomach!

Can def confirm those senna tablets are working - been 5 times today! I so love sharing that lol!

DittyRatt Sun 17-Mar-13 00:21:51

Evening all. Welcome newbies.

Suprisepitstop I too have gone up a cup size. I am wearing the bra' s I bought last time round. I went to la senza to buy them it is the only place I will buy bras from. However, I went against advice to buy non underwired as I absolutely hate them. Also I don't find underwired ones any less uncomfortable during pregnancy, it is personal preference.

Harverina I am on DC3 and haven't worn maternity clothes in any of my pregnancy's apart from when I went to my SIL's wedding last time I was pregnant I bought I maternity dress to wear. Other than that I just bought regular clothes in bigger sizes.


ncsmummy Sun 17-Mar-13 04:48:47

Hi all, was awol yesterday and missed lots!! Welcome to any new mums to be!

Horrible day yesterday sad Had some spotting friday night when i went to the bathroom and again yesterday morning then I went to work and my lower back got really painful and then when I went to the bathroom again it looked like I had been bleeding a bit more. Had a complete panic! Trip to emergency docs, he took a water sample and I have a uti. There was blood in my sample and he believes thats what caused the blood I saw. Got some antibiotics now so hopefully it will sort itself out soon. I completely panicked at the blood cos I never had anything like that with my eldest two but hopefully bean is all well.

Dizzy81 Sun 17-Mar-13 07:08:17

Ncs hugs, hope you're ok? How are you feeling this morning?

Theicingontop Sun 17-Mar-13 07:50:17

Haven't been around lately, been very busy with cakes, two in one weekend which is a lot for me! Will catch up and post x

BangOn Sun 17-Mar-13 08:07:21

NCS hope you & bean are both ok. that must've been really scary for you.

i'm feeling quite symptomless, except boobs occasionally feel sore & i'm not quite as hungry as usual. Going to call GP surgery tomorrow & see if can get an appointment this week rather than next.

i kept myself awake last night trying to think of a boy's name. total waste of time - there are no nice names which aren't already bestowed on either a family member or someone else i know. have decided i just know too many people. perhaps not being able to think of a boys name is a sign i'm having a 3rd dd?!

vix206 Sun 17-Mar-13 08:25:08

BangOn I have a boys name that I love. I never even thought about it before falling pregnant again. If this is a DD (which I must admit I am hoping for) there is a very long shortlist to work through!!! grin

SuffolkNWhat Sun 17-Mar-13 08:27:27

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getoffthecoffeetable Sun 17-Mar-13 08:28:41

Hi newbies.
ncs hope you're ok.
Am feeling rank. Have had chronic diarrhea since about eight o'clock last night, don't remember ever having it this bad. I can just about make it the the loo, then because I'm not horizontal anymore I feel like I'm going to throw up too to boot.
We've got friends staying over and have basically been either hiding in my bedroom or the loo. Am the hostess with the mostest!
For those of you with this gross symptom, how're you getting rid of it? Can we take Imodium?

vix206 Sun 17-Mar-13 08:38:43

Ugh coffee you sound a lot worse than me. I thought I was going to be the same but I managed to get some rest between 1pm0 and 4am at least.
Maybe you have a tummy bug?
Having passed out after taking Imodium I would strongly advise against anybody ever taking it. The hospital explained that it is an evil drug, if you have diarrhoea it's because you need to expel toxins. Blocking them in can be dangerous, as I found out....

I'd imagine it is off limits in pregnancy anyway.

Feel better soon x

vix206 Sun 17-Mar-13 08:39:25

Oops iPhone fail. Should say I rested between 10pm and 4am.

PassTheCremeEggs Sun 17-Mar-13 08:41:11

You can't take Imodium while pregnant. I have pretty much starved myself for 24 hours, except for a couple of pieces of dry toast. Definitely seems to have helped, I think it's now on the way out. Keep taking your pregnancy vitamins though. Hope you feel better soon.

honey86 Sun 17-Mar-13 08:44:08

sickness is on n off like a light switch... one moment im fine, excited and energetic... next moment im miserable and scared to move in case it triggers me to vom...

finally got docs appointment tues smile 7+1 today... feels like ive been waiting forever for it x

harverina Sun 17-Mar-13 08:53:27

I just had to let the diarrhoea run its course. Couldn't starve myself as it lasted almost 2 weeks. Coffee I was the same, just making it to the toilet, I was literally sprinting to the loo shock it's horrible but hopefully will pass soon. I didn't have it with my first pregnancy so was a bit surprised.

My boobs are so so sore! Woke myself up during the night lying on my tummy as they were so tender.

We are all having breakfast in bed its a weekend ritual in my house. Dd sits in between dh and I. It's so lovely being off at weekends. Keep thinking, this time in 8 months I will have a wee newborn snuggling in with us too smilegrin

getoffthecoffeetable Sun 17-Mar-13 08:56:44

Excellent news about your GP appointment honey be prepared to have urine sample. GP sent me out to do one and tested it for protein when we got back. DS's face was a picture, he told GP it was "yuck, not nice"
Thanks vix and cream eggs I didn't think Imodium would be allowed, was just grasping at straws really to make it go away. Am now tentatively sucking on lucozade sport drink go try and rehydrate, the joys of pregnancy - not that I'd change it for the world.
On the plus side, DH has a monster hangover and has been up with DS since 5am which is funny. Didn't think he knew 5am existed lol

getoffthecoffeetable Sun 17-Mar-13 08:58:15

Cross post harverina sounds very cute in your house, nothing quite like those lovely snuggles in the morning

harverina Sun 17-Mar-13 09:33:23

Honey glad you got gp appointment. 7+1 for me too grin

Saundy Sun 17-Mar-13 09:36:40

Well it's good to hear its not a foregone conclusion on the ol' bazumbas front.

Sorry to see so many of you are feeling so rubbish, fingers crossed it passes soon (no pun intended).

I hope I was wrong harv & you enjoyed your retro feast I'm looking forward to getting my appetite back. The night before my scan I had a Chinese takeaway & then panicked half way through about all the MSG I hadn't considered. I'm not surprised they picked up a heartbeat so early the poor little splodge.

DP is being really funny at the min, he seems to be having a phantom pregnancy & matching me symptom for symptom. When I got home last night he was in the midst of deep cleaning the house so he seems to be nesting already haha.

I agree that it sounds very cute in harvs house, something to look forward to smile

retroelle Sun 17-Mar-13 09:38:16

Going back a bit, I've gone up a cup size or two, and had a hideous experience in Debenhams trying on a succession of repulsive things, before going to M&S (where I would NEVER buy a bra normally) and getting these


in dark purple (don't seem to be on website) which are really comfy and don't look like something off your grandma's washing line. I'm thinking about a sleep bra next, as my boobs are most sore first thing in the morning.

Saundy Sun 17-Mar-13 09:47:56

There's actually a new thread in the pregnancy section recommending bras it might be worth looking at too.

gubbinsy Sun 17-Mar-13 10:09:18

Can I join too? Due on 11 November - first timer and feeling alternately excited, terrified and paranoid over every symptom.

I actually cried in the butchers yesterday because a toddler was dancing very cutely. Please tell me this is normal!

harverina Sun 17-Mar-13 10:19:59

Welcome gubb and congratulations!!

Yes totally normal to feel emotional, it's just your hormones going crazy!

I actually quite like marks and Spencer's for bras. The per una ones can be quite nice. I am coping ok with my bras just now, but I'd say in a couple of weeks i will need to hit the shops.

harverina Sun 17-Mar-13 10:20:50

Haha saundy yes I enjoyed my retro feast! Planning on having the same at lunchtime if I can wait that long grin

Saundy Sun 17-Mar-13 10:27:40

Glad to read that harv but why wait I say!

Welcome gubb - totally normal!! At least others kids are making you smile, someone's toddler came up behind me in the Drs & started hitting me. I seem to see little nightmares everywhere I look so am moved to tears for quite different reasons wink

Hi gubb and congrats!

SpanishLady Sun 17-Mar-13 10:43:54

Congrats grubb!

I may be in the minority but I'm feeling sick pretty much all day and am delighted! i am also waking in the middle of the night with sickness have reverted to my old trick of eating a yoghurt to settle it so I'm like the r whites lemonade man (for those old enough to remember those ads) and sneaking downstairs at 3 am to eat but not wake anyone up. Have cravings for tuna and chocolate mousse.

still cautious but I'm happy as last pregnancy I had no symptoms and it ended in MC so it means something to me as to be sick is more reminiscent of my pregnancy with my son.

Re bras I'm hoping to be more organised this time as last time I ended up with no nursing bras as had planned to get them when I started my mat leave except my son came early so I had no mat leave per baby at all (still bitter!!!!!! Had planned a lovely few weeks on the sofa watching films!!!)

6+3 today

Saundy Sun 17-Mar-13 10:56:00

When did the sickness start Spanish? Am happy it's happening differently for you this time & it's reassuring you.

I can't believe I'm going to ask this - really pushing the boundaries of TMI but this is a safe space so don't judge me!! Has anyone else's poo changed colour?! My diet hasn't particularly changed so am at a loss as to why with the sudden (& quite dramatic) change blush

WhenSheWasBadSheWasHopeful Sun 17-Mar-13 11:00:59

saundy I love a good tmi question. No my poo is still the same colour but it is decidedly firmer.

Dh is on orders to pick me up a pregnancy friendly laxative when he goes shopping later. Dd and I are going to a 2 year olds birthday party. I feel crap and have a feeling a few people are going to figure out I'm pregnant (8 weeks tomorrow woo hoo).

Congrats grubb

Glad you are feeling sick spanish I'm the same. Don't like feeling sick but it's so reassuring smile

MummaPanda Sun 17-Mar-13 11:01:12

Morning everyone! And welcome newbies! Wow there are so many of us now!
Anyone else on dc2 or more, is your morning sickness worse this time around? Mine seems a lot worse, I didn't throw up at all last time but this time I seem to be hugging the loo every morning! sad

suprisepitstop Sun 17-Mar-13 11:23:02

Thanks so much for the bra advice and reassurance Vix, Harverina, ditty and Retro. im going to have a look today at the places you mentioned.

Welcome Miss T and Gubb. and congratulations!

Aw William i am completely with you. am totally freaking about the idea of finding between a grand and a grand and a half in nursery fees, which at a cursory glance seems to be the cost around here (west london) - i dont even live in a posh area.
The mind boggles, its the equivalent of buying one of two mulberry handbags every month - wouldnt that be nice? Need to figure out how the hell to do tjis, we dont have this sort of money. DH keeps telling me to chill out and that we will figure it out, but errr, not sure how!

SpanishLady Sun 17-Mar-13 11:30:46

Nausea started as soon as I got pregnant the same as my son - it was partly how I guessed I was pregnant with him as was randomly throwing the weekend before my period was due and there was no reason eg wasn't hung over etc, but in partial answer to mumma's question I'm not physically throwing up like I did with my son this time so that felt worse iykwim

Apologies I did mean to add a disclaimer that not having nausea doesn't mean anything is wrong at all - I know plenty of women who didn't have any who had perfectly healthy pregnancies so anyone I've worried I'm so sorry I was just speaking of my own experiences and hope the backdrop of my being comforted (for what it's worth as still doesn't of course guarantee anything) by my nausea explains it for me!

Adding to the poo conversation - I'm definitely pooing more and sadly am very windy ):

gubbinsy Sun 17-Mar-13 11:41:17

Thanks all.

More poo related stuff - I have IBS and been worrying about coping without my daily Colpermin. GP said sometimes hormones actually help. So far seems about normal for me - bloating etc. Anyone any experience of this?

Also while I'm on questions - how are you finding exercise? I went to the gym this week - did much lower impact than normal to avoid overheating but following day had a little but of brown spotting. Probably coincidence but got me paranoid about exercising which isn't great. I should be ok to keep going really shouldn't I? (might be a touch of an excuse too grin

harverina Sun 17-Mar-13 11:48:05

Spanish don't worry we knew what you meant grin glad your feeling a bit more reassured.

Haven't noticed a difference in the colour of my poo! However pregnancy does very strange things so wouldn't be surprised if it was linked. I am also very windy which is fine in private at home but not so fine in work wink

I'm sitting eating my salmon avocado and seafood sauce just now and it's amazing. Had been feeling sick and it's helping.

Taking dd swimming this afternoon but right now I am tying to get motivated to tidy up, so behind with housework - need to do big things like wash windows etc aswell as all the basics. My lovely dh did lots of washing yesterday so that was great.

harverina Sun 17-Mar-13 11:51:45

Gubb think the advice is that if you did it before you were pregnant its fine to continue so I'd say its ok. Brown spotting can be an implantation bleed cant it? It's older blood rather than fresh blood I think.

I'm not exercising which is terrible. Swimming today and going to try and do that at least once a week.

Dizzy81 Sun 17-Mar-13 11:52:54

Bangon, congrats and I'm sure everything is ok.

SuffolkNWhat Sun 17-Mar-13 11:53:11

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Mistyshore Sun 17-Mar-13 11:54:05

Morning everyone (just)

gubbinsy I've got IBS and I was almost symptom free with ds, this time I've had a few weeks of bloating and only one particularly bad middle of the night wake up so I'm hoping this pregnancy will follow similar lines- my hayfever disappeared last time too.

No nausea today (hooray) but massive norks are killing me!

vix206 Sun 17-Mar-13 11:58:08

Gubbinsy I'm another one with IBS. Didn't have it at all whilst pregnant, then had an almighty attack during labour, then free of it (mostly) ever since...

Dizzy81 Sun 17-Mar-13 11:58:59

Congrats too to all thenew members.

I'm such a lazy bones, woke up at 7ish had breakfast did some washing up, ate breakfast and at 9 went back to sleep as I was sleepy.

Spanish lady, enjoy the symptomsand ms. I'm 6 + 2 and not had ms yet, just waves of nueausia on and off since 4 weeks.

MummaPanda Sun 17-Mar-13 12:06:54

Hi gubbinsy I'm a fitness instructor and you are right to keep your exercise lower impact. If you feel better you should be able to pick up the pace again in the second trimester, but I would mainly stick to cardio if I were you. Strength work is fine if your properly supported, just avoid any core work (abs) obviously!
Other than that, regular cardio exercise is proven to help you cope better with labour, so all you lazy ladies out there might wna start exercising! I certainly felt it helped me with my 39hour labour

MummaPanda Sun 17-Mar-13 12:08:40

Oh, and make sure you stay very hydrated!! I find the lucozade sport drinks great, if I just have water I start to feel faint.

vix206 Sun 17-Mar-13 12:10:37

Those of you concerned about nursery fees, would a childminder be an option? We send DS to a childminder (only 2 days a week - I run my own company and can pick my hours) and he loves it. So much cheaper than nursery and I like the home environment and all the attention he gets. There are 2 other little boys of the same age who are his best friends now.

vix206 Sun 17-Mar-13 12:10:43

Those of you concerned about nursery fees, would a childminder be an option? We send DS to a childminder (only 2 days a week - I run my own company and can pick my hours) and he loves it. So much cheaper than nursery and I like the home environment and all the attention he gets. There are 2 other little boys of the same age who are his best friends now.

vix206 Sun 17-Mar-13 12:11:09

Oops. Double post. Sorry grin

gubbinsy Sun 17-Mar-13 12:15:13

Good to know Misty and Vix - fingers crossed it stays as it is!

Thanks for the advice Mumma as well - sounds like I should get back to it then!

suprisepitstop Sun 17-Mar-13 12:37:57

Thanks vix good suggestion.
mumma, i have an exercise question. Amongst other stuff usually do a body toning class with loads of weights and push ups etc. did it yesterday and last week and it was such a struggle and i was completely dead for the rest of day, felt terrible
should we all give the weights a rest? What about circuit? And what about step?

vix206 Sun 17-Mar-13 12:47:28

I don't know what nurseries charge but my childminder is £3.90 per hour including meals and snacks. She's got an Excellent ofsted rating and I'm dreading the summer because she's moving so we can't send DS anymore hmm

MummaPanda Sun 17-Mar-13 12:57:56

Well first of all if you are doing classes, you need to tell the instructor you are pregnant. You don't have to stop any of the classes, as the instructor will give you alternative exercises for what you can't or shouldn't do. The toning class will be fine (apart from the abs, you will have to sit out of that part) as the instructor can check your posture and make sure your not going to hurt yourself. If you are doing weights in a gym on your own, unless you really know what you are doing, I would stick to resistance machines as most of these are sitting down and you won't risk straining your stomach. And keep to a low weight high rep ratio smile
And keeping hydrated is really really important. Keep a drink with you at all times because otherwise you will faint. And that's just embarassing wink

williaminajetfighter Sun 17-Mar-13 12:58:56

Thanks Vix for your advice about child minders. I work full time so it's probably going to be expensive whichever way I cut it. But, yes, child minders less expensive than very pricey daycare.

To be fair I've been thinking about taking a few years off after baby. I've got a job that is crazy demanding and about 60 hours/week, am doing a crap job of managing school homework and general stuff with my 6 year old DD and will do a worse job when 2nd DC comes along I'm sure.... it's just no fun feeling like you're doing a half-arse job of everything. But that's for another thread!!

suprisepitstop Sun 17-Mar-13 13:18:13

Thanks mumma, thats really helpful abd reassuring

Saundy Sun 17-Mar-13 13:32:36

Oops just me then hmm

I don't know how you exercise I tried the Tracy Anderson Pregnancy Project & had to lie down half way through the warm up! I'm not massively out of shape either but this fatigue is so intense at the minute. Hopefully it's a passing phase.

vix206 Sun 17-Mar-13 13:43:35

Saundy, I'm not exercising as such. But I do run around a lot after DS so I'm not going to beat myself up over it!! And neither should you! smile

Saundy Sun 17-Mar-13 14:19:56

I'm not too worried was just so shocked at my measly attempt & how much pregnancy can drain you. All my energy is pretty much going on staying awake & aware in work or managing the pain off this flipping cyst. Have not given up completely but am just gonna give myself some time & not push myself (which I dont think I could if I wanted to anyway!).

What are people's early thoughts on maternity leave? Am swinging towards splitting it 50/50 with DP, has anyone else done this?

vix206 Sun 17-Mar-13 14:43:33

Ooh is that a new thing saundy? The mat leave? I will take a year again I think. It's easier in terms of flexibility as me and DH run our own business but its a sacrifice as the business (and our income) suffers when I'm not there. confused

Saundy Sun 17-Mar-13 15:08:31

Yeah it's pretty new, when I'm so many weeks he can take over. I earn more than him so it seems to make sense to take the hit on his salary rather than mine. Money aside I think it'll be a good opportunity for him to bond/appreciate how hard it is. Though he's convinced I'm all talk & won't be able to return to work when it comes to crunch time!

suprisepitstop Sun 17-Mar-13 15:11:39

Thats not a bad idea Saundy, we are in the same boat salarywise. Is he entitled by law to statutory pay?

Saundy Sun 17-Mar-13 15:24:21

This is from memory but I think it's as long as you're entitled to full maternity pay & not maternity allowance. If you have taken 20 weeks of it he can then take up to a further 26 weeks starting from your return to work.

Saundy Sun 17-Mar-13 15:26:40

He has to be employed and earn a minimum amount per week also (£150 or something like that). Otherwise he would qualify for the time but not the money. If his company has their own scheme he could get more.

SusieSusieSheep Sun 17-Mar-13 15:28:32

Hello all, I would quite like to join the group. I think I'm 4/5 weeks pregnant, though it's a bit hard to tell because I have ludicrously long and unpredictable cycles, but I've done two positive tests and the website reckons my due date is mid November. I've already got a 2yo DD smile

SusieSusieSheep Sun 17-Mar-13 15:29:53

The nhs website, that is

Saundy Sun 17-Mar-13 15:32:27

Congrats SusieSS & welcome!

doobeedee Sun 17-Mar-13 15:41:02

Hi there. Just popping in from the Oct thread as I saw your questions about exercise. The main thing is not to get overheated and not to work so hard you can't speak. There are some recommendations about keeping your heart rate at a certain level but these are considered old fashioned especially if you are already a regular exerciser. Oh and an work is fine to do, in fact it helps in pregnancy with posture etc! The thing you have to watch out for is an work lying on your back after 20 weeks but you can still do other types. I'm 11 weeks now and still doing body attack and body pump. I've cut my intensity on the very energetic moves in attack and have lowered my weights a little in pump. I also wear a heart rate monitor to make sure my heart rate doesn't go ridiculously high. I have a fitness in pregnancy book if anyone wants me to look anything up. Hope this helps! x

doobeedee Sun 17-Mar-13 15:41:55

Ab work not an work! Stupid auto correct!

vix206 Sun 17-Mar-13 16:16:31

Going back to work is a real wrench hmm at first anyway. My DS was still feeding several times a day until he was a year old and was a bottle refuser, so I was lucky to be able to spend the first year with him. It goes so fast too!

Saundy Sun 17-Mar-13 16:45:42

I imagine it'll be hard but think its a situation that all 3 of us would benefit from & not financially but as a family. It must be easier to leave DC too if its with their dad, I hope!

Thanks doobee will keep it in mind smile

busyprocrastinating Sun 17-Mar-13 16:50:33

Hello and congrats to new joiners I can't believe how many of us there are.
I am feeling dreadful today. Headache, sore throat, bunged up, massive cold sore but at least it explains why I was feeling so tired yesterday. Dh has taken dd out and I'm laying in front of the tv with a blanket- although typically there is nothing on!

Dizzy81 Sun 17-Mar-13 16:53:13

The plan is for me to take a year and help my dh with his business.

Got lots of implantation cramps today, boobies are really sore too and I just want to sleep.

busyprocrastinating Sun 17-Mar-13 16:58:16

I am hoping to take a year too. But depending on the school holidays I might take less I need to work it out.

honey86 Sun 17-Mar-13 17:24:24

oh fudgeyfudgefudge im so close to heaving up my actual stomach confused <cuddles bowl> i fgot what this felt like sad x

MummaPanda Sun 17-Mar-13 17:35:55

Awww poor honey! Can definitely empathise with you! Just think in a couple months we will all have hopefully put sickness behind us and be sporting cute little baby bumps with little kicking babies in them!

louby86 Sun 17-Mar-13 17:52:26

Hello everyone, was wondering if I can join you guys? Found out today I'm 4 weeks pregnant with baby number 2! DC1 was born February last year smile I'm a bit nervous about telling anyone in RL, hoping the next few weeks go quick, although I can't believe I'm a day away from missing AF and I'm being sick already hmm

honey86 Sun 17-Mar-13 17:54:49

hopefully mummy smile just literally forced down a dinner... boy was that a mission blush kinda hoping abit of a boost of blood sugar will help x

honey86 Sun 17-Mar-13 17:57:58

welcome louby! congrats <passes sick bowl over>

louby86 Sun 17-Mar-13 18:28:46

Oh honey, hope you're not suffering with the sickness too much! I'd obviously blocked these few months out of my mind smile

vix206 Sun 17-Mar-13 18:55:56

I've just remembered something that has made me laugh. When planning on returning to work after DS I said I would go back into work after 2 weeks (taking the baby with me).

Lets just say looking after a newborn baby was an eye opener for me smile

It took me a year to go back 1 day a week!!!!

MummaPanda Sun 17-Mar-13 19:40:47

Hmm I am currently having a crisis in the going back to work department. As Im still on maternity leave from dd and not due to go back until august, unless I take the extra 3months, and go straight into maternity leave for this pg. My job is very physically demanding, dont know if I'll be able to handle it, not to mention leaving dd for 9hrs. But then with 2young babies dont know that I'll want to go back at all! Confuuused!

getoffthecoffeetable Sun 17-Mar-13 19:57:26

Sounds like you've got a lit to think about mumma
For me, DH and I always said that if we had a second child that I'd give up work. Not just because of child care costs although that's a major factor obviously. Am rather nervous about becoming a SAHM though. We'll have to work out the financials nearer to the time. Scary to be reliant on anyone else though for money.
Have been feeling awful all day although thankfully the trips to the loo have become much less frequent. Now I can't decide if I feel sick because of tummy bug or MS. Said the same to DH and he told me couldn't be MS as you only get that in the morning. Bless him, he's completely clueless!

PassTheCremeEggs Sun 17-Mar-13 20:42:45

Mumma I'm in a similar-ish position. I'm going back to work this coming Tuesday (totally dreading it...!) I think I'm going to stay at work until the earliest point I can go on maternity leave (11 weeks before due date) and then I'll likely not go back to work after that. It feels pretty scary that I'm probably going to be totally giving up my job. What will the age gap be between your DC? It will be 18 months between ours - eek!

MummaPanda Sun 17-Mar-13 21:00:35

Oh im glad im not the only one, and there will be less than a yr between them, not sure how much less as I have no idea when my due date is yet!
Dd is 4months old tomorrow!!!!

PassTheCremeEggs Sun 17-Mar-13 21:12:31

Wow! That definitely beats mine smileI actually always wondered how that would work - would you be allowed not to go back to work at all, but run the two maternity leaves back to back? Are you still entitled to maternity pay? Sorry for being nosy!

MummaPanda Sun 17-Mar-13 21:56:36

I don't know tbh! If I take the optional 3months extra unpaid maternity, they will run back to back. But because I'm on a 0 hour contract I'm not entitled to maternity pay from work anyway, I got highest amount of statutory maternity pay from the gov because I was full time between the weeks of your pg that they go from (can't remember what weeks it is now) but this time I won't get that cos I'm on ML for those weeks so prob won't be entitled to much. Will have to wait and see! Lol

DittyRatt Sun 17-Mar-13 22:43:18

Evening all, welcome to the newbies.

Mumma I am on DC3 and no there isn't much of a change with my morning sickness this time. I got it earlier but that's about it.
Oh another change is that when I was pregnant with DS I had it in the morning, when pregnant with DD I had it in the afternoon, and this time I tend to be getting it in the evening.

Gubbinsy I am exercising the exact same as I was before I got pregnant. I should confess though that I only work out at home with the aid of my Wii. I do yoga, zumba, and go on the Wii fit. I do get more tired now though.

Re: maternity leave; I am planning on only taking 6months off as I only work part-time anyway (usually in the evening) so there is always some one at home for the DC. So I don't have to pay for childcare.


harverina Sun 17-Mar-13 23:29:18

Welcome newbies!

I'm sitting up in bed feeling very sick hmm so thought I would pop on here and try to catch up. Craving smoked salmon and avocado big time but will not allow myself to go downstairs to have it smile

I will be going back to work after 9 months I think this time. Last time I took the full year but we moved house last year and our mortgage has more than doubled so don't think we could cope with no pay for 3 months. I get quite good mat pay - 6 weeks at 90% and 33 weeks at 50%. I plan on breastfeeding for as long as possible so this is my main worry when thinking about going back at 9 months. Will need to sit down and talk to dh about it properly. We use and grannies for childcare at the moment. The alternative is that I quit my job and register as a childminder but I really don't want to do that I don't think...I feel like I am at a good stage in my career and have been thinking about applying for promoted posts so to give it all up would be...well tempting actually but also scary and sad. Lots to think about grin

Does anyone know what the rules are of you have a second job - like say you were on mat leave and your main employer was paying you. Are you allowed to work for your second employer during your time off? I suspect the answer is no! I have been thinking of applying for a sideline job linked to my main job and have thought that this could maybe tide us over during the 3 months when I don't get paid?

Went swimming with dd today. Didn't do much swimming more play. Wasn't really up for doing lengths of the pool. Looking forward to getting some motivation back for anything other than sitting and eating salmon or licking crisps!! My dd has been very cuddly which is so nice. I could cuddle her all day long smile

Honey hope your getting some respite from the sickness tonight so that you can get a decent sleep.

Williamina is it an option for you to go part time? Come back to Glasgow childcare is a little cheaper here!!! My cm is £3.50 per hour.

harverina Sun 17-Mar-13 23:31:47

Oh and mumma I am on pregnancy 2 and feel that my sickness is worse this time and has started earlier than last time. Not actually being sick except for yesterday in the garden shock just feel sick a lot of the time. Maybe in looking at my last pregnancy through rose tinted glasses! I remember feeling a little sick but generally great last time!!!

louby86 Mon 18-Mar-13 05:04:40

Harverina, I think I've been looking at my last pregnancy through rose-tinted glasses too. Me and DH actually sat down and worked out how much time I had off with hyperemesis last time, just got my fingers crossed it doesn't come back

Saundy Mon 18-Mar-13 06:52:49

Welcome louby & congrats!

I work 2 jobs at the min Harv so had looked into that & the answer is no unfortunately. You can work a handful of hours but not enough to be a part time job. I think the ones you are allowed are more the contact days for your current employer.

Sorry to hear there's so many sickies, I've still thankfully dodged that bullet!

getoffthecoffeetable Mon 18-Mar-13 07:33:40

Feeling rough again this morning. Still can't decide if it's morning sickness I'd the tail end if the tummy bug. Am going to have today off work to try and pull myself together!
I remember last time with DS I kept a packet of biscuits by the bed a d ate one before I got up and that basically used to sort me out. I'd feel sick on the train but would suck mints to distract it. This morning have eaten a ginger biscuit and slice if toast and still feel rough which is why I'm thinking maybe tummy bug still.
It's funny the things you forget about your last pregnancy...

Dizzy81 Mon 18-Mar-13 07:41:40

Morning ball, hugs for all those feeling under the weather today. I'm going to join you all today, feeling pretty sick, just hope I don't throw up at work as the flushes are terrible. Sorry tmi.

I slept for 10 hrs again last night and want to go back to bed! But can't ad I need to get my expanding bottom to work.

vix206 Mon 18-Mar-13 08:23:11

Hope you feel better soon coffee. Fwiw I think it's a tummy bug...

Am I the only one still struggling with insomnia ? I awake before 5 every morning regardless of how early or late I go to bed. No sickness though so shouldn't moan!

Morning all. I've spent the weekend stressing over every little pain after the consultant scared me last week and almost convinced myself that something was wrong but all seems fine today.

I'm not feeling sick at all, slight headache and still really tired but other than that I feel ok. I'm getting quite fuzzy headed especially as the late afternoon/early evening comes and my moods are very up and down.

I'm so impatient, early pregnancy is so hard with nothing seemingly going on and no bump or movements, waiting is not my thing!

I had a terrible day yesterday. Exhausted and felt v sick. Spent most of it in bed!

Aso got a letter asking me to make an urgent appointment with the endocrinologist consultant so will see what they have to say confused

Hi to all the newbies

harverina Mon 18-Mar-13 10:06:00

Morning everyonw!

Woke up for an hour in the night ao feeling tired this morning and sick. Just want to go back to bed or nap on the couch but poor dd needs attention and someone to play with! Going out to soft play in a while to meet some friends which will be good. Hopefully it will waken me up a bit.

Have a dull headache this morning too which is probably due to tiredness...sorry I'm just moan moan moan!!! Roll on week 14 when all the rubbish symptoms will miraculously disappear!!

Coffee hope your better today. I guess you'll find out in the next few days if it is a bug or pregnancy related. Does sound like you have had a big though.

Dh how's away again tomorrow until Friday. He has been a great help over the weekend helping me to catch up with housework but still feel like the house is a total mess and needs a food clean hmm its starting to stress me out a bit. We have a lot of decorating to so too before dc2 comes and I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed by all of that especially since I have no energy to do any of it right now!!

harverina Mon 18-Mar-13 10:06:46

So many typos sorry!

SuffolkNWhat Mon 18-Mar-13 10:22:21

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

GinSling82 Mon 18-Mar-13 10:24:34

Morning ladies!

I've been away for a few days as I've been working super long shifts and all I've managed to do is work and sleep hmm. Pregnancy tiredness makes long hours really hard.

The thread has been as busy as usual - you bunch of chatterboxes!! I will try and get back up to speed with everything that's been going on. I see lots of you are still suffering with sickness. Mine comes mainly in the morning so I have taken to having a packet of breakfast biscuits by my bed and it seems to help - haven't actually thrown up yet so fx it stays like that.

Congrats and welcome to all the newbies!grin

GinSling82 Mon 18-Mar-13 10:41:11

Random question but do any of you buy/ read pregnancy magazines?? If so are they any good?

As this is my first pregnancy feel pretty clueless about most things and was wondering whether a magazine would be informative & interesting (worried they may be boring and tedious!). Or do people feel getting a pregnancy book is better? Just wondered whether magazines would be more up to date with their advice than a book....and might contain maternity fashion etc toosmile

artyone Mon 18-Mar-13 11:11:05

Hello everyone. I'm new here.

Just found out I am pregnant, and am guessing my due date will be in mid-November but totally unsure as I don't keep track of things very well.
This is my first pregnancy and I'm very nervous that everything will be okay and mostly I just can't believe it right now and don't think I'll be able to until I have a scan. I'm thinking about getting an early scan just to reassure me. Is it worth it?

Also I am going to be getting married this September, so it looks like i'll have quite a bump for it now, which should be fun.

I've not had many symptoms yet, just more tired than normal and some mild nausea. Also smells seem stronger and I'm being more forgetful, if that's possible!

Nice to meet you all.

Dizzy81 Mon 18-Mar-13 11:11:20

Hi all,

Had the lovely dry heaves this morning! Crackers and ginger nut biscuits are my friend, am slowly chowing down on a hot cross bun...fingers crossed!

stuffthenonsense Mon 18-Mar-13 11:12:25

Ginsling iI used to read magazines with my first but you need to find one that sits right with your idea of parenting. I find the best places for advice and articles etc are blogs, forums and the like.
My sickness is picking up the pace again. The nature of it so far is like with DS1 rather than DDs1-4, so unless things change again I'm currently thinking I need a boys name. DD4 wants a sister.

vix206 Mon 18-Mar-13 12:08:04

Hi artyone! Yes - babybrain kicked in early with me too!!

PassTheCremeEggs Mon 18-Mar-13 12:11:22

Hi artyone, welcome and congratulations!

Harv - have just had amazing lunch of smoked salmon and avocado, amazing call! Ever since you posted that I've been thinking about it and it hit the spot perfectly. Had forgotten the pregnancy cravings of needing to eat something very very specific, and needing it right now!

MotherOfCleo Mon 18-Mar-13 12:12:28

hi fairy why an urgent appointment? you ok?

arty I just booked an early scan (9+1) cost £47 but it will be worth it to put my mind at rest. wink

artyone Mon 18-Mar-13 12:22:47

vix Glad to hear it's not just me, I keep leaving things behind!

CremeEggs Thanks, congratulations to you too.
I'm really craving smoked salmon now after all the mentions it's had.

MotherOfCleo I think I might do the same, just for peace of mind. £47 doesn't seem excessive for some reassurance, for some reason I thought it would be more expensive. Good luck with yours.

williaminajetfighter Mon 18-Mar-13 12:23:59

So it has happened... the dreaded aversion to my beloved coffee has begun! And so soon!

It's going to be a bad 7 1/2 months for the Cafe Nero down the road. I feel like I've been keepipng them in business! smile

williaminajetfighter Mon 18-Mar-13 12:25:20

Motherofcleo when is your scan? I'm getting an NHS scan on 25 March when I'll be 7 + 4 and was booked a private scan later that week. As I've paid for the downpayment I'm going to move it so I can get another scan at circa 9-10 weeks. A lorra scans....

MotherOfCleo Mon 18-Mar-13 12:31:21

will its on the 4th April, so a bit of a wait but I wanted to be sure it would be a good picture? hmm

Theicingontop Mon 18-Mar-13 12:32:03

Ok, well I have my booking-in appointment on Wednesday, except it's not really a booking-in appointment it's like some group session with other women... confused. It's something though!

BangOn Mon 18-Mar-13 12:33:30

welcom arty i'm about 5 weeks gone (due 18th nov) with dc3 & even though i've had 2 easy pregnancies i'm still a bit nervous pre-scan.

ginsling for me personally, mumsnet has taken the place of the mags i used to read when dd1 was on the way 7 years ago.

arty welcome. Early scans can be worth it, I've always had them for medical reasons and while it is good to see what's going on; it's not always conculsive. The cost around here is nearer £100-150 for an early scan.

ginsling I agree with stuff re the baby mags. I much prefer to read online and find like minded people.

harv I'm so with you on the tiredness and lack of energy, I want to get so much done but can't do it yet. I thought it might be my iron levels but, amazingly, they're at 13.5 now! Very surprised as I ended up having an iron transfusion in my last pregnancy and that brought me up to about 8 so I don't know where all the iron has come from especially as I'm still breastfeeding.

suffolk I hate needles, got very lightheaded when I recently had a blood test and thought I was going to pass out! Glad you didn't this time

stuff I'm very odd as I never get sick in pregnancy and have seen no difference at all in what sex I'm carrying.

williamina I've had 2 scans now and have another one next Wednesday, all nhs as they queried ectopic. I'll be having quite a few scans as things progress though as they will keep a close eye on everything after my stillbirth. if I get GD again (likely) then the monitoring will increase even more.

MummaPanda Mon 18-Mar-13 12:53:28

Hello pregnancy hormones!!
Just been balling my eyes out at born to be different and the secret millions, lol. Glad dh is at work so not making fun of me hehe.

SpanishLady Mon 18-Mar-13 13:31:35

Hi all - welcome arty

very lethargic - I would love to crawl into bed now and go to sleep - my DH is really not getting it!!!

WhenSheWasBadSheWasHopeful Mon 18-Mar-13 13:48:37

Hi all and newbies

I've taken the day off work today, feeling guilty but I'm also feeling shit. Pounding headache, almost constant dry heaving, insomnia and so so tired.

Anyone else feeling guilty for having time off work sick?

MotherOfCleo Mon 18-Mar-13 13:57:18

oh the irony, just booked an early scan then the midwife calls and books my first appt for the same day....it will be a busy day baby wise grin

retroelle Mon 18-Mar-13 15:09:57

Ugh, I have a giant spot on my forehead and I just cried at work. 6 weeks today, no nausea, but hormones x1000.

JBrd Mon 18-Mar-13 15:25:50

Hello everyone, can I join you!?

Had my BFP on Friday, but it hasn't sunk in properly yet. I'm very apprehensive, as I had a mc in January, which knocked me for six. It's maybe a tad early to join, but I saw that a few of you are also still very early. I just want to be able to 'talk' to someone about it all!
I have a DS of 22 months, no problems whatsoever with that pregnancy, but now I feel like I'm walking on eggshells!

Went to the GP this morning to get a consultant referral - due to my recent medical history, this pg will not be as straightforward, and unfortunately, I will need more monitoring confused. But whatever helps to a good outcome!

artyone Mon 18-Mar-13 15:56:18

JBrd Welcome and congrats. I am on here very early too, but it's good to be able to tell someone isn't it?
Good luck with it all, hopefully with all the extra monitoring you're in good hands!

getoffthecoffeetable Mon 18-Mar-13 16:11:49

Hi arty and JBrd welcome. It's good to chat on mn when you're not ready to share your news in real life just yet.
when I'm feeling quite guilty about missing work today as I'm really busy but I think I'd have felt worse if I'd passed this stupid tummy bug on to anyone so am consoling myself with that. Thought I'd catch up on some housework while I was off but have done diddly squat except slept loads and talked to my mum (who still doesn't know am pregnant).
I can't remember who asked but I got a pregnancy book which went through everything week by week which was nice. SIL has it at the moment so will have to get it back. The magazines I thought were all pretty similar so if you buy one, you'll probably not need another.
Better start pulling myself together and get ready to pick DS up from nursery.
For those of you who've got the travel sickness bands - do Boots sell them do you know and go you have to ask the Pharmacy? Thanks

Hi new people!

mother I have a thyroid problem and my bloods haven't been stable for the past 3 months so I assume that's why they want me up to the hospital fairly quickly. It's a bank holiday here so they're shut today of course!

I feel v odd at the mo - like my head is full of cotton wool. Just been over to see my mom and she had trailed all these gross baby clothes out that are about 40 years old! I just said er no thanks it's a bit early!

getoff I got sea bands in the pharmacy - were about £7. I got children's ones tho as I have wee wrists and they need to be really tight

TwoTearsInABucket Mon 18-Mar-13 16:35:56

Hello everyone, I hope you don't mind if I join. I did a positive test last week and apparently I am now 4 weeks pregnant. It's my third and I have managed not to spill the beans yet, unlike with the other two where I blabbed till I could blab no more. We are going to wait until 13 weeks before we tell anyone in RL.

I have to wait until next week to make my booking in appointment with the MW. I actually don't feel pregnant at all so it hasn't sunk in yet. The only difference is that I am very very thirsty. But I am desperate to tell someone so I thought I could tell MN smile

I am already thinking about the birth ...

SpanishLady Mon 18-Mar-13 16:40:30

Hi jbrd - theres a few of us from the MC thread here x

Hi twotears - ooh lovely baby #3!

motherofcleo - am basically incredibly jealous - no appointments, no scans for me - nada - am feeling very ignored by the medical profession!!

ncsmummy Mon 18-Mar-13 17:18:11

Hi all and welcome to any newcomers!

Spent yesterday at the hosp with stomach pains and bleeding sad The doc sent me as he suspected an ectopic. Got to go to early pregnancy unit tomorrow to have my blood tests repeated and possibly a scan. My hcg levels from my test yesterday were lower than they should be so not feeling to positive, however stomach pains are all gone and touch wood no bleeding since this morning. Have been a complete emotional wreck, OH took a day off today because I was so upset that he didnt want to leave me.

Hope all is going well for everyone!

Hope everything is ok ncs x

Dizzy81 Mon 18-Mar-13 17:59:34

ncs, big hugs. I hope everything is ok?

Is anyone else experiencing back pain at the moment?

busyprocrastinating Mon 18-Mar-13 18:05:48

Hi everyone a s welcome to the newbies.

Ncs hope that everything goes ok tomorrow.
Dizzy yes in my lower back. It was one of my first symptoms last time.

I'm still feeling really flu like and sorry for myself. Could hardly keep my eyes open yesterday. I am going to call in