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October 2013: scans and starting to show!

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Umlauf Mon 18-Mar-13 09:08:36

Will this one take us through to the end of the first trimester? Will the sickness ever end? Will we be able to judge genders from those first scan pictures? These and many other mysteries to be solved in... THREAD 4

Rockchick1984 Mon 18-Mar-13 09:13:25

Marking my place... Thanks Umlauf

Umlauf Mon 18-Mar-13 09:15:09

And stats thread HERE sorry should have put that in the OP.

CelticPromise Mon 18-Mar-13 09:20:15

Checking in.

SeriousStuff Mon 18-Mar-13 09:29:00

I'm sat here, thinking about starting work, eating cake for breakfast. My sweet tooth is back with a vengeance!

Good luck later today Haylebop12 - let us know how you get on!

I have my "12 week" scan tomorrow - I'll be 10+5. Not sure how I'm feeling about it really. I feel I should be more excited than I am. Just hope they'll be able to measure and I won't need to be called back for another scan at a later date. I just want to be able to tell people now!

Morning all, hope everyone is well this grey and drizzly Monday morning.

Was in tears this morning as so tired - feel a bit silly now blush.

12 weeks tomorrow and scan on Thursday - exciting times!

Umlauf Mon 18-Mar-13 09:50:50

Lots if scans this week it seems! I'm 12 weeks today (occasion marked by a vomit - just as i thought it was easing off!) and scan on Friday. I'm so incredibly excited!

Natalieand Mon 18-Mar-13 09:54:46

Ooo good luck to those with scans today! Will keep everything crossed for u. Just think serious if they do cal u back it will only be a weeks wait and It means u get two scans :-) starting to get quite a few 12 weekers now aren't we? I'm 9+5 today.

To those who will be announcing on Facebook after 12 week scan how will u be doing it? If dd will co-operate I'm hoping to take a pic of either her holding the scan pics or looking at them and upload it titled 'I'm going to be a big sister' xxxx

Natalieand Mon 18-Mar-13 09:56:35

Oh forgot to say thanks for the shiny new thread umalauf xxx

Umlauf Mon 18-Mar-13 09:57:56

I was thinking about doing it on April fools day Natalie just to be mysterious! Maybe just with a short simple status..

I love the idea of your DD holding the scan picture! If you use Pinterest there are some amazing photo ideas for that sort of thing, also for gender reveal photos!

Natalieand Mon 18-Mar-13 10:00:46

Oooo what's Pinterest? Never heard of it before xx

roofio87 Mon 18-Mar-13 10:02:10

morning all!! marking my place. I'm 10+6 today. 8 days to go till scan! but away for 4 of those so hoping time will pass quickly!! if I put it on Facebook will probably just be a simple "is going to be a mummy" or something, maybe not for a while though!! hope everyone is feeling ok. I stayed up until 1am on Saturday and am still recovering lol!! smile

Just catching up on previous thread. Funkky my scan is at 12.30. Am going to request to work from home Thursday PM so can leave about 12, and then be at home for the afternoon in case anything is wrong so I can relax. Re the full bladder - my bladder is the size of a pee, so I will be drinking about a pint 30 minutes before the scan - any more than that and I physically can't hold it. Last time I had a to pee about 15 minutes before all of my scans and then guzzle loads of water down and they could see everything fine.

hayle good luck for you scan later - you certainly deserve lots of good news after the tough time you have been having!

MrsE if you are still reading, so sorry to hear your news, and good luck for jumping on a bus again very soon. Come back and update us x.

Wickedgirl Mon 18-Mar-13 10:07:49

I am 10 weeks today and have a private scan booked for Friday. One of my best friends (the only friend I have told) does reiki and crystal healing. She knew I was pregnant before I told her (because of the reiki and crystal healing) and her crystal is telling her its twins!

Twins will be hard with 3other children to look after but I have worked with several sets of newborn twins (and triplets!) so wont be too hard.

I guess I will find out in a few days if her crystal is right!

I am still being sick every few days and the nausea is still non stop but hopefully I am nearing the end now.

I am definitely rounder but still haven't put any weight on.......probably because of the sickness. My clothes are too tight so after my scan I am going clothes shopping.......lots to look forward to!

Umlauf Mon 18-Mar-13 10:09:10

natalie its brilliant! It's like an only photo pin board full of pictures for everything. Like google images with the rubbish stuff weeded out. I use it for home decor and cooking inspiration mostly, but people uses it for fashion, parenting ideas etc. the link to the website is here pinterest.com/ and if you have an iPhone or tablet it can be addictive!

bowl DH is doing the same, "in case of bad news." I wanted to buy a photo frame at the weekend for the scan pic but he wouldn't, "in case of bad news!" I think he is more a pessimist than I am! Luckily I don't work Fridays anyway otherwise would have had to have gone back.

Nobody mentioned drinking lots before mine, so I suggested it to the midwives (as I was sure I'd read it here or somewhere!) and they laughed a bit and said how outdated! So maybe they have super scanning machines here, or maybe they are just a bit clueless. I'm going to try and drink lots before anyway!!

Wickedgirl Mon 18-Mar-13 10:10:42

Are early scans always done internally? At what stage do scans start on tummies? I have only ever had 12 week scans before that we're jelly and scan on my tummy

Umlauf I'm pretty optimistic about it really, but then feel like I am jinxing it by not worrying. Being pregnant really does turn you into a crazy person doesn't it!

Wicked the only internal scan I have had to have was at about 5 weeks. I've had two early scans at around 8-9 weeks and both have been on the tummy - so you should get away with dildo-cam grin

Natalieand Mon 18-Mar-13 10:18:26

wicked I am very over weight size 22 and even at my 5 week scan she could see the pregnancy sac on an abdominal scan. With dd I had a dating scan at 9+6 and that was abdominal and everything was seen clearly xxxx

roofio87 Mon 18-Mar-13 10:18:35

my letter just says "arrive with full bladder" so I guess just drink however much you're comfortable with!!

Wickedgirl Mon 18-Mar-13 10:19:11

Phew......thank you ladies. smile

Umlauf Mon 18-Mar-13 10:24:04

YESSSSS!!!! The postwoman has arrived and brings with her BRAS!!!

I have had ONE white cotton bra that fits so far, I can wash it! In Spain they stock nothing above a D and if they do it costs a bloody fortune. Sadly I bought this bra for future use but it already fits perfectly which means I am 2 cu sizes bigger. It's a pretty fabric but otherwise a boulder holder with inch wide straps! But ah, the relief!

SeriousStuff Mon 18-Mar-13 10:32:06

Wickedgirl I had a scan at 5+2 and it was internal (they did a stomach one but couldn't see a thing!) Then at 7+3 it was still internal.

BowlFullofJelly dildo-cam!!! Hilarious! The last time I had it done, I was watching the gyno place a condom on it and it split! I think she was new...

Natalieand Mon 18-Mar-13 10:32:50

I'm still in my usual bras. No need for me to change yet really. Currently cuddled up on sofa with a blanket its dd first day back at playschool from having the chicken pox and I have some sharp crampy type pains in my lower back. Hopefully its nothing so guna put my feet up for two hours till pick up time

What's everyone else up to today?

cazboldy Mon 18-Mar-13 10:38:35

celticpromise that makes 4 of us with scans on the 26th smile

feeling knackered. got dd2 off and got to take her to the docs - think she has conjunctivitis .....

managed toast AND a cup of tea for brekkie - and feel really happy about it grin

roofio87 Mon 18-Mar-13 10:45:46

yay, roll on the 26th!! grin

Umlauf Mon 18-Mar-13 10:50:22

I wonder how many surprise sets of twins will show up?! If there are only 75 of us on the thread its possible there won't be any, but it would be exciting if there were a couple of us!

Smitten1981 Mon 18-Mar-13 10:51:19

Good morining everyone

I bought some travel bands on Saturday because I was sick of feeling sick at work. Popped them on today (after feeling very sick this morning before I got up) and have been nausea free so far. I've even managed to eat some grapes - hurrah!

They might not work for everyone, but I was willing to try anything that might help. Hopefully not too long left on the nausea bus for us!

Sanjifair Mon 18-Mar-13 10:52:54

Anone got any tips for insomnia? It's driving me mad. Am so knackered that I go to bed 9-10 ish but then wake in the middle of the night, around 12. Previous nights I have been awake for an hour then gone back to sleep, but last night was awake between 12-3am. Got up, had a hot milk, back to bed, but just couldn't sleep again, even though I am sooo tired. DS woke me up at 6:10. I am at work now, and am a wreck.

My old bras definitely don't fit, but the ones I bought for my previous pregnancy do, so am guessing I'm about the same.

Haylebop12 Mon 18-Mar-13 10:57:03

Gosh second page already!

Marking place :-) will update you all this evening with scan news. Surely if everything is ok then at 10 wks the % of mc is ridiculously low?

Is anyone else having their scan on the 27th? I'm feeling really nervous this time. I don't remember feeling like this with my previous 4 pregnancies. I don't know if it's different this time as this is the only pregnancy that was actually "planned".

pinksky Mon 18-Mar-13 11:35:22

My goodness, thread 4!!! Marking my place while I go and read the end of thread 3 and this one...
Hope you're all doing well X

marking my place too roll on the 26th too smile

Good luck with your scan bowl.

Anyone else got theirs tomorrow? I keep flitting between excited and nervous. Been having weird scan related dreams too which doesn't help. confused

also good luck hayle!

just found out you have to pay £3 per picture at the scan tomorrow! coins only as they go in a machine. Bit like an arcade photo booth! £3 and you win a prize, a baby!

cherrycherry41 Mon 18-Mar-13 12:52:17

MotherOfNations scan on 27th here too! 9 days and counting! x

racheld33 Mon 18-Mar-13 12:54:14

Hello all, just marking my place on new thread!
I'm 11 + 6 today, and got my 12 week scan on Wednesday, can't wait!

roofio87 Mon 18-Mar-13 12:54:21

its £4 a picture at my hospital!! told my mil if she wants one she can pay Haha!! wink

racheld33 Mon 18-Mar-13 12:57:10

Was £5 a photo for DS last pregnancy at my hospital!

CelticPromise Mon 18-Mar-13 13:00:13

Yay scan buddies! 26th will be a busy day...

I hope I'm not having twins... of course it would be very exciting but I think I'll be awkward enough about my VBAC (fingers crossed!) without adding twins into the mix smile

I have had a bit of spotting over the last few days, fingers crossed it's nothing.

PseudoBadger Mon 18-Mar-13 13:07:47

Hi everyone just checking in.... Our threads are so fast paced I feel a bit left out when I post sad

Iheartcrunchiebars Mon 18-Mar-13 13:12:25

You're all so lucky having scan dates already. My best friend says its worth calling the department to ask them if they have a date yet because she reckons you're booked in but it takes them ages to send the letter out. I'm worried its a bit cheeky though. Anyone else?

Bronzemoth Mon 18-Mar-13 13:26:56

Good Luck Hayle!

Finally booking in appointment today at 5pm. It has only been 5 weeks since I first requested a blood test... Ho hum. At least it is finally here and I get to leave early from work.

roofio87 Mon 18-Mar-13 13:28:01

Iheart I rang up to check on mine and it hadn't been made yet,but the women was so nice and helpful, they definitely didn't mind me asking. the worst you'll get is a no so its worth a try!!

Just thought i point in the direction of the parenting thread on discussions of the day for those who are first timers, it will make you feel better to read it, its more how it really goes iykwim grin

JethroTull Mon 18-Mar-13 13:58:12

One week to go until my scan. At my booking in appoinment the midwife told me to arrive with a full bladder as well. When I had the IVF for the egg transfer procedure I had to have a full bladder & it was agony.

I've been so lucky so far - not had any sickness, just tiredness all the time. But today, at 11 weeks I feel shocking. I've got a cold sore, am spotty and feel generally rubbish. So rubbish I rang in sick today & have spent the rest of the day feeling guilty about it.

pinksky Mon 18-Mar-13 13:59:38

Very best of luck for scans today/this week everyone. Yes Hayle miscarriage risk goes down incrementally as time goes on and I think after a heartbeat has been detected there is a 0.5% risk at 9 weeks smile

Umlauf I also have new bras--heaven! I've got two non-underwired and they feel great, even though I'm now a 34EE. I also bought one underwired, just a larger size of my all time favourites (Lepel's 'Fiore')

Booking in on Wednesday, when I'll be 8+6. Can't wait.

pinksky Mon 18-Mar-13 14:04:20

Don't feel guilty, Jethro you obviously need a rest, and worrying will make you feel worse. Hope you're doing it properly and you're tucked up on the sofa with a duvet. By the way, I find the compeed patches work so much better than any cream for cold sores. Take care

Iheartcrunchiebars Mon 18-Mar-13 14:05:47

I took your advice roofio!! No appointment had been made so she popped me in on the 26th too!!! I'm so pleased I did it. And she was the nicest woman ever ( thought they might be a bit pissed off that I was chasing them!)

No jobs for me this afternoon...too excited!

JethroTull Mon 18-Mar-13 14:33:58

Thanks Pinksky - I debated whether I should go to the supermarket to get something for dinner but then decided against it & am sat on the sofa with a cup of tea MNing instead grin

As long as my 12 week scan goes ok next week I might even think about some maternity clothes. Any ideas as to where sells decent work stuff anyone?

roxvox Mon 18-Mar-13 14:37:58

Why hello nice shiny new thread!

Pleased to hear that everyone is getting their scan dates through. Mine is on the 28th ('next Thursday' I keep saying to myself to make it sound sooner) when I'll be 12+2. Any scan date buddies?

My letter says to drink 2 pints of water an hour before, but I think they're having a laugh. I can just about hold an espresso cup full of water for an hour before I am desperate for a wee. I shall do some experimenting/attempted bladder strengthening before next Thursday me thinks.

Our letter says that 'Pictures from the scan can be purchased at £5, additional copies are £1'. I don't know if that's £5 per picture or £5 for a set of pictures or what. Tbh I am not sure I care. I'll happily spend £30 on one picture if they tell me that everything is ok in there!

tuckingfits Mon 18-Mar-13 14:38:11

Happy shiny new thread!

I have just heard from the midwife,she won't see me til next Thursday... I will be 11+3 or 4. I feel like I'm never going to get to see someone. She won't book my scan until after the booking appt. I just want to KNOW!!! Am jealous of those with dates sad

moonblues Mon 18-Mar-13 14:39:16

Hi ladies. Just marking my place!
Have been feeling rubbish today, sore head and just wiped out. Hope I feel better tomorrow. I've got so much work to do and absolutely no motivation to it at the moment.
Hope everyone is having good days.
Sorry you're feeling left out pseudobadger. I think with 70+ people posting it's hard to keep track sometimes and this thread sure does move quickly!

tuckingfits Mon 18-Mar-13 14:44:49

Sorry you're feeling a bit left out pseudo. I know how you feel but I also know it's not deliberate. It's a busy thread & I know I'm guilty of being wrapped up in my own misery unwellness. I don't do much name checking due to lack of time/posting from phone only/feeling crrrrrap,so I can't really expect it back. Hope you feel happier this thread smile

pinksky Mon 18-Mar-13 14:56:19

Sorry you're not feeling great, moonblues. My motivation has been poor also, I really need to pick up soon to get things done before mat leave.

Pseudo I know what you mean! I missed out on the weekend's posts, but we're all still here and everyone seems to be pootling along with things smile

Jethro I've been thinking about clothes a lot as I look rubbish in jersey (seemingly ALL maternity wear is made in this!) and need work wear. Seraphina, mamas and pappas and asos look OK, but definitely worth checking out ebay--I've seen some really good things on there so am going to try to just buy 2nd hand. I'm also going to buy a belly band and a trouser extender thingy.

tuckingfits Mon 18-Mar-13 15:10:20

I'm wearing a pair of verbaudet maternity jeans today because they make me look slimmer than my normal jeans. I just decided to try them on spur of the moment & glad I did,they are comfy & goooood! Think they are called colline. My maternity stuff from last time came from mamas & papas (jeans - over the bump,v comfy), some red herring maternity tops,black work trousers from next,a huge bag of second hand stuff I was given - much of it from h&m. Hoping it'll fit this time too!

Bowl - any news? I'm about to burst just thinking about my scan tomorrow. Can't concentrate at work, luckily boss is out this afternoon so not doing any work won't get noticed. um.

Been asking around the office for £1 coins and keep saying it's for parking for a hospital appointment tomorrow. They are all men so they are too embarrased to ask what for. So far I have enough to park for a week buy about 50 scans pics

pinksky Mon 18-Mar-13 15:16:14

tucking I meant to say, I think it's really crap that you're having to wait so long for booking in. I'm really sorry. Hopefully they'll get you in for your scan within a week of the booking in? Off to check out verbaudet jeans now!

Umlauf Mon 18-Mar-13 15:25:29

pseudo I know what you mean, its such a fast moving thread and if you post sometimes in can get lost in a flurry of posts and with all our hormones running high it can feel left out! I'm guilty of not name checking a lot because with the iPad the keyboard takes up most of my screen so its hard to read previous posts at the same time as typing a response!

tucking verbaudet sounds good, off to have a browse! I bought some asos ones and they were brill to begin with and I looked slimmer but now they've gone baggy very quickly. Also the bum band feels weird as its loose around my stomach (although I guess I should enjoy that while it lasts!)

Isabella Oliver stuff looks amazing but so expensive, although quite a bit on eBay. I think I'll check it out if I get invited to any summer events (although I can't leave the country)

When is the latest you can fly by, does anyone know? Will none of us be going on holidays abroad this summer? I will DEFINITELY need to visit the UK to stock up on marmite to pick up all the old baby stuff so will have to drive, SUCH FUN!

I kind of want it to be twins. At the moment I only want 1 DC and DH wants two so it would solve that perfectly!

has anyone else whose already had their booking appointment (and had bloods taken) had the results yet? I went 2 weeks ago and haven't heard anything. I should have asked if I need to ring for them or just assume they are ok if i don;t hear...?

Oh god, sorry to be a massive disappointment 34Pink but it is 12.30 on Thursday! Was replying to a post on previous thread, and clearly I just expect everyone to remember my every post blush. So you are before me - what time is your scan?

Tucking I only have my booking in last Thursday and was 11+4, and was already getting stroppy that my scan would be late, but they offered me an appointment this Thursday when I will be 12+4 - so don't lose hope!

Really can't be arsed at work today. Am so tired, and everyone/thing is annoying me. I am fairly sure this is not pregnancy related, but will use it as an excuse anyway to sit on my arse all evening have a rest later grin

tuckingfits Mon 18-Mar-13 15:37:29

Thanks pinksky. It's such a stupid system around here. I wasn't allowed to make an appt with midwife until I was 8 weeks,but the way they work from our village surgery meant that in fact I would be over 9 weeks,then they phoned the day before to say the surgery would be shut for staff training so could I go the next week,that was ok but then DP's granddad died & we will be 500 miles away at his funeral (so really my fault that I won't be able to make this week's appointment) - but I did say I wouldn't go if it would cause issues,but the midwife I spoke to on the phone last week said not to be silly,go to funeral & my midwife would be in touch today to book me in at one of her clinics in a nearby town for before we go away. I ended up phoning again today as hadn't heard & had been hoping against hope she would squeeze me in this afternoon.

After they forgot to refer me for my scan with DS,I'm just really on edge about it this time. I received crap "care" last time,prenatally,in labour & post-natally from midwives (a lovely health visitor saved my sanity when the midwife handed me over),I'm just ready & waiting to start fighting this time,but I want to give the midwife the benefit of the doubt,I just don't trust the local system unfortunately. I realise I sound mental & as though I'm in deepest darkest Peru or similar,not the west of Scotland ;)

tuckingfits Mon 18-Mar-13 15:42:57

Ah,thanks Bowlful thanks. Glad to know I'm not the only one having to wait SO long! Fingers crossed for a quick scan date. I'll look a right tit if I go for the booking appt & then come away with a scan date for the following week! I might have to retire from the thread after all my ranting!

Still have diarreah (sorry) every few hours,but have managed not to be sick since Saturday night. I didn't feel this dreadful with DS,so I'm thinking perhaps it's a girl... Or twins which would really send me into a spiral of panic!!

Natalieand Mon 18-Mar-13 15:44:59

Blindly you guys pay alot of money for scan pics!!! Ouch lol in my area u get about 5ish photos for a 'donation' xxx

ha ha sorry bowl, told you I can't concentrate today, not even on MN thread! Good luck for Thursday. Mine is at 9.40am tomorrow.

My friend is there now having her 20 week scan where she's finding out the sex. I've been on the edge of my seat all day about my scan. Bet I have a shitty nights sleep. H2B has been saying I've been sleeping like a baby log for weeks. He comes out with some funny stuff.

tucking sorry for your crappy time before, hopefully this time you will be suitably cared for and will kick off if not!

Good luck hayle for your scan tonight (hope I have got that right!) blush

slippysnow Mon 18-Mar-13 15:51:00

Hi everyone. I was just wondering whether anyone has heard their baby's heart beat at the booking appointment. My friend told me sometimes I midwives can listen to the heart beat via Doppler machines.

As some peoples sickness is fading mine has started. I was badly sick last night, I was physically sick through my nose- pretty traumatic felt like I was drowning (clumps and all) then I couldn't shift the smell and the acid burn. Sorry for tmi!
8 weeks today. smile

slippy they didn't do it at mine at 10 weeks but said they will at teh 16 week appointment.

slippysnow Mon 18-Mar-13 16:04:59

Had a feeling they wouldn't. I was getting very excited at the thought of it sad

CelticPromise Mon 18-Mar-13 16:07:22

Jethro I don't know what you need for work, but the only place I could find a reasonably priced maternity suit last time was Next (am a solicitor so no option other than a plain suit for court). I've got a few bits I've picked up secondhand and will prob get some jeans after my scan.

I have a consultant appointment tomorrow, I have to keep DS off nursery and drag him along with me, bet it is a 5 minute nothing appointment with junior doc after all that! Still, glad I am being monitored.

No doppler at my booking appointment. I've been told I will get blood results at my scan. I think? Forgetting what they told me already...

pinksky Mon 18-Mar-13 16:08:38

tucking, it sounds like your care didn't come up to scratch last time, no wonder you're not feeling optimistic about it. I really hope it turns out well and you don't have to fight for anything.

Wow slippy, epic vomit! Hope your nostrils have recovered shock poor you.

Looking forward to hearing all about people's scans

Well good luck 34Pink, make sure to update us! I think I get my blood results at 16 week appointment, but I would imagine they contact you before hand if there is anything of concern.

Tucking I had awful experience last time as well, particularly labour. Broke down in tears at booking in appointment and they were lovely, apologetic and now have a student midwife assigned to me for continuity of care during pregnancy and labour. They also admitted that as I had such an awful experience last time they would take extra care to make sure I was well looked after - so my suggestion is cry!

Oh Slippy that's horrible! Have only vommed through my nose once when very drunk after an Apple Sour shot (disclaimer - this was many moons ago) and it's awful - you really feel like you can't breathe and the smell/taste hangs around forever! Fingers crossed for you it's a one off!

serious just saw your condom thread - not sure I'd feel comfortable with a nurse wielding a dildo cam who can't operate a condom! You are brave grin

legallyblond Mon 18-Mar-13 16:28:33

Marking my place on this one - scan tomorrow afternoon.... Horribly nervous!

doobeedee Mon 18-Mar-13 16:31:33

Hi everyone. I'm 11+3 today and have scan next Mon at 8.30. As for the holiday question, we decided to go at Easter instead of summer as I didn't wang to fly so late do we're off to Tenerife straight after the scan! It's going to be a bit of a rush so really hope scan isn't delayed!

tuckingfits Mon 18-Mar-13 16:34:32

bowl I may have got you confused with someone else (I am pregnant afterall ;)) but are you west Scotland too?

I don't think I'll find it hard to turn on the tears,although if I'm still not well next week I may have no fluid left to waste on actual tears!

Just phoned surgery to check the clinic is actually running next week (paranoid) and yes it is,receptionist confirmed my appt for 2.45. Wonderful except midwife told me 2pm,so had I not called to check I imagine I was supposed to psychically know this. Wouldn't have been the end of the workd obviously but ffs!

Haylebop12 Mon 18-Mar-13 16:35:05

slippy my mw didn't but said she would at 16 wk.

34 yes his evening at 6:30pm.

I have had a fair few maternity bits of eBay and some are brill, brand new or hardly worn. Have got a couple of pairs of jeans however that I don't think will for my bump until its huge!! Think they may be a bit stretched already!

Not been sick now since Thursday and feeling as though things are improving.

Anyone dead convinced of the sex? I'm 99.999999% it's a girl an today it popped into my head its going to be 8lb 1oz.

PseudoBadger Mon 18-Mar-13 16:35:49

Thanks everyone I'm a bit needy! I think I am keeping a low profile with this pregnancy so don't mind really smile

PseudoBadger Mon 18-Mar-13 16:36:37

My scan is the 6th April by the way, a Saturday which is a bit weird?

Sal1977 Mon 18-Mar-13 16:39:12

Whoever was talking about holidaying in the summer, I have 2 trips booked, one to see my mum in Spain at 14 weeks and get this (big fat boast alert) my friend just emailed to say she's blagged 3 nights in a spa in Palma including flights mid May (19 week i think) did I fancy it?????? Eerrrr, let me have a think...,haha, she's a travel writer so gets the very best work freebies!!!

Made my blinking day that has!!! grin

Umlauf Mon 18-Mar-13 16:42:34

Omg slippy you poor thing that sounds really traumatic! Why did that happen? Was your mouth closed? Eww! I really hope its a one off for you, at least the normal way you can down a load of mouthwash!

I was told I'd hear the heartbeat at the 12 week scan but am taking everything with a pinch of salt. I'd like to record it on my phone though!

tucking with you on the diarrhoea. It's fairly mild though, once a day usually. I've grown fascinated by bowel movements, DH and I eat exactly the same stuff yet have such different toilet regimes (oh god I know too much!)

Tucking no, I'm in West London. Clearly shite midwives are available the length and breadth of the country smile.

Ooh good luck tomorrow Legally

I'm having a week in Spain at the start of May, will be about 19 weeks. Think most airlines are fine up until about 32 weeks, but check before you fly as some will want a doctors letter. Sal am envious of the free spa trip - that sounds lush (and better than my self catering in Spain running around after two year old so he doesn't drown) envy

slippysnow Mon 18-Mar-13 16:52:44

I've always been prone to throwing up due to undiagnosed condition maybe asthma related or acid reflux, tests have been inconclusive, I'd say around 20% of the time it comes through my nose. I thought this was because I had a deviated septum but I've had an operation to fix it. In summary I don't know, I think I'm poorly designed it may also be due to the angle. sad

slippysnow Mon 18-Mar-13 16:58:45

Also, does anyone know if they are still carrying twins - I know we have had a fair few tragedies and unfortunately I've lost track

Natalieand Mon 18-Mar-13 17:03:17

Oh god poor slippy you sick coming out of your nose, nothing worse!

Extremely Jel of whoever has that free spa trip (can't look back as on phone) closest I'm gunna get to a h

JethroTull Mon 18-Mar-13 17:05:08

Slippy sick through the nose is impressive! Poor you. Thanks everyone for maternity clothes suggestions, my job is a bit mixed, smart casual in the office but super smart when I'm with clients. Think I can get away with normal clothes for a few more weeks but I like to be prepared! Do I buy the same size? Totally clueless when it comes to anything pregnancy related grin

Sal your trip sounds brilliant! Enjoy.

Natalieand Mon 18-Mar-13 17:05:19

Sorry it always posts half way through!!! Grrr

Closest I'm gunna get to a holiday this year is a few days in a haven caravan and that's if I'm lucky lol

Just had stood in the kitchen crying cos I started dinner then realised I didn't have enough pasta, and dh wouldn't answer his home. I think its more the tiredness making me this emti

Natalieand Mon 18-Mar-13 17:05:49

I give up! It keeps posting half way through, I may just cry again lol

Natalieand Mon 18-Mar-13 17:07:19

slippy from what I remember me delilah and cuille (excuse me if I've got that wrong) were carrying twins with me and cuille now having one baby and delilah has sadly lost both. Xxx

tackytiger Mon 18-Mar-13 17:11:27

Had my scan today!
We have a head, little fat tummy, arms and legs flying about all over the place, and a little heart beating. Magic!
Scan pics not quite as clear as last time as sonographer mentioned my plump tummy is harder to scan through this time lol. I'm only a 14 and 5ft 10 but I do still have pudge from DD (3years old ;-)). Lucky I'm not the sensitive type, eh!

Natalieand Mon 18-Mar-13 17:12:35

Amazing news tackytiger here's to an uneventful 28 weeks :-) did your due date change? Xxx

Haylebop12 Mon 18-Mar-13 17:37:07

Brill news tacky so pleased for you!

Getting ready to go... Eeek!

jethro you just buy your normal size but different brands size differently, just like normal clothes.

natalie sorry about your pasta dilemma... I think it's fairly normal to break down over trivial stuff as hormones are racing!

Great cherry now I've got a scan buddy.
I don't know whether I should take dd(4) along to my scan with us or find a babysitter.
It would be awful if she was there and we had bad news but I know she'd love to see it.

Umlauf Mon 18-Mar-13 17:49:50

cuille and natalie I'm really sorry if my twin comment was insensitive, I wasn't thinking at all when I wrote it and I'm so sorry.

tiger such happy news! Did you get the pics? We're they expensive? Did your due date change?

Where in Spain are you all going? I'm having a road trip to Andalucia next week for Easter and I think in August will head to Madrid and Barcelona, but won't be flying.

Does anyone know why you shouldn't fly late? Is it for diplomatic reasons, ie giving birth in a foreign country and citizenship issues, health reasons, in case you give birth on the plane?

racheld33 Mon 18-Mar-13 17:55:30

Hi all, think your legally Allowed to fly till 36 weeks.
Increased risk of thrombosis and various veins from flying.
Your meant to get a doctors or midwife letter after 24 weeks confirming your not likely to give birth in next 72 hours !!!!
I'm definately going on a plane in the summer for my hols, but only 2 hours to France! Can't live without the lovely food and weather grin

racheld33 Mon 18-Mar-13 17:56:03

Think after 36 weeks they're worried your going to give birth in the air!

Sal1977 Mon 18-Mar-13 17:57:19

MotherofNations, why don't you get a babysitter and then if everything is ok, get your OH to video the scan on his phone/camera?

pinksky Mon 18-Mar-13 17:58:44

Tiger that's wonderful news! How lovely--did you get to look at the screen for a while? I'm living vicariously through everyone else's scans grin Pseudo I've not heard of anyone else having a Saturday scan but I'd rather like that, could then hopefully enjoy a day or two with DH planning and celebrating.

I'm absolutely wiped and so so cold. Came home intending to go for a walk but am in bed with a hot water bottle instead. DH making spag Bol.

Sal the spa sounds awesome, enjoy!
isn't it 24 weeks for flying? Or 22? I'm hoping we'll get away but I think I might have too much work on, and I'd like to save AL for extending mat leave too.

Don't cry natalie! Have a nice cuppa and a cuddle with DD

doobeedee Mon 18-Mar-13 17:59:50

Don't forget to check the insurance you buy too! Some wont cover after a certain week and you need to make sure they'll cover you if you actually give birth early in another country!

JellyCurls Mon 18-Mar-13 18:00:48

Great news on scan tiger and good luck to tomorrow's scan ladies.

tucking its me that's in West of Scotland but have to say prenatal care here is OK, it's the after care that's horrid

littleducks Mon 18-Mar-13 18:10:27

slippy i have had that if i vomit violently, its horrid, poor you

tiger congrats on scan, I'm also a bit more 'plump' than in prevvious pgs and am expecting a comment

I have been feeling rubbish, nausea, vomiting and fainting. I am kind of expecting and dreading failing ketones test and being admitted at MW appointment tomorrow. Really hope not as Wednesday is my b'day and kids will be upset as they probably wont get to visit as that hospital is far. At thesame time I think i have to admit I am going to need admitting and treatment as i cant carry on much longer like this.

HotSoupDumpling Mon 18-Mar-13 18:14:49

Sal - am totally jealous of your spa trip!

Hilariously, I forgot we had a new thread and could NOT believe my eyes when I saw that there were only a couple of new posts on the thread today...then I found this thread and TYPICALLY there are 4 pages already!

We heard the heartbeat at our 9 week viability scan. I cried. (That said, am crying all the time now, so it's nothing new...)

littleducks Mon 18-Mar-13 18:17:00

Oh yes the crying, watching Little House of the Praire saying "look kids there is a fire, their house is made of wood (sob) and might burn down (sob) they have to put the baby in the stream to keep her safe and the little girls have towork and try and save the house (sob, sob, sob) hmm

littleducks I love little house on the prairie, reminds me of sunday afternoons growing up, I watched hours of it yesterday, season 8! Managed not to cry though, but the end of Nanny McPhee and the big bang got me fri night (their dad's home sob sob) then the end of Toy Story 3 got me sat afternoon (Andy loves those toy's sob, my DD's are going to grow up like that sob sob sob!)

Flyer747 Mon 18-Mar-13 18:39:55

Marking my place....great news tacky :-)

Had my booking in appointment today. Midwife lovely, my scan is the 10th April....I will be 12+6 then, wanted it the week earlier as off to the Grand National and friends will twig with the lack of alcohol passing my lips! Oh well anti biotics lie it'll have to be...

I have no idea how I will cope in labour I nearly passed out with the blood tests today!! Haha total wuss

Sal that's a good idea. I don't know if he'll be able to see through his tears to make a video though. He's soppy at the best of times, seeing his baby for the first time might jusy break him.

Wispa123 Mon 18-Mar-13 18:53:42

11 weeks yesterday and private scan on Friday. NHS app not until over 14 weeks so not at all happy to wait that long. I just want to know that our little bean or beans (twins run in the family and I am one!) are doing well! Good luck to everyone who has scans this week. Exciting times!!!!! 2 parents evenings to get through this week...ARRRGGGGGHHHHH!!! Ah well 8 more teaching days until the hols, not that I'm counting!

Haylebop12 Mon 18-Mar-13 19:07:15

Will name check later when I got time but I'm just nipping in to say

WOOOOOOP perfect little jumping bean wiggling, waves and kicking away! Heartbeat going and put me forward 1 day so I'm 10+1 with dd of 14/10

Could not be more chuffed!!!!!

Haylebop12 Mon 18-Mar-13 19:08:14

Oh and heard the hb too, best £100 I've ever spent!

pinkbuttons Mon 18-Mar-13 19:20:48

Congrats on positive scans hayle and tiger

Just popping in to.say had my nuchal scan today too. Have had due sate put forward a few days so now due on the 5th and am 11+2 bean just big enough to be able to do nuchal test and have been reassured all looks well. Photos here were meant to be £10 for 3! and you have to buy 3 so I didnt have enough change. Thankfully sonographer had clearly had enough by 5pm and gave me pictures without asking for ticket smile

Havent managed to catch up with another busy day yet! but just to send sympathy and hugs to everyone feeling rubbish and emotional.

and Thank you for the new thread umlauf!

roxvox Mon 18-Mar-13 19:50:21

Congratulations hayle, tiger and pinkbuttons! I am very jealous of your positive scans! Roll on the 28th...

Thanks for the new thread umlauf.

Hayle, big congratulations on the scan. At least you know you haven't vomited him/her out now! Congratulations also to the others with lovely scans today. Sorry I can't keep up with names. Tiger? Mine seems so far away I need some excitement through yours for now.

Pseudo I agree by the time I get to check the thread each day I have usually missed about 5 pages, but it is nice to read through it all while I slump on the bed or sofa (today with chunks of watermelon and a bitter lemon, mmm).

Jelly, I hope you and DH have made up. I would be so cross to have my news spread without me knowing, and for people to know on Facebook before I told them in real life, but you are still making a baby together and that makes mistakes like this seem trivial in comparison in the end I hope.

Sanji, I am still struggling with sleep, however I have discovered that if I need a wee it never goes away and I should get up straight away rather than waiting an hour trying to ignore it, we now sleep with the window open and I wear a thin nighty as I was getting too hot in PJs, and I make sure I have a stash of tissues, water and sick bucket by my bedside in case needed to avoid getting up and being more awake. I have also tried to get naps where I can at the weekends and go to bed early so at least I get a few hours in before the night waking starts.

I weighed myself last night for the first time in about 3 weeks and was pleasantly surprised to find I have actually lost half a lb since last time. I am growing outwards rapidly and was a bit worried I would have put on a stone. It may be just all my muscle turning into fat I suppose!

Flyer747 Mon 18-Mar-13 20:04:58

Fab news Hayle.

Just wanted to ask has anyone had a Blood Pressure reading that was very low? Mine was 90/45 and the midwife said "oh that is very low" but said nothing else other than to take care about fainting and dizziness.

pinkbuttons Mon 18-Mar-13 20:26:25

I had Bp of 90/40 at booking in flyer mine is normally low so she just checked my notes. Do you know if thats normal for you? When I was pregnant with DS was told it wasnt a problem unless it was affecting me, feeling faint etc. Mine also drops if Im dehydrated so trying to keep fluid levels up might help.

juniper9 Mon 18-Mar-13 20:26:56

Had my scan today too. Very cute. Baby was asleep with its hands over its face, then when it woke up it was a proper mardy arse and starting kicking and punching me! It then leant over and rubbed its knee with its little hand. Very weird to watch!

She had to wait to do its measurements as it was busy drinking amniotic fluid and needed a full stomach.

My down's risk is 1:9000 so I'm really pleased with that smile Now just waiting for blood test results on Wednesday to check my slapped cheek immunity.

Hello everyone. I only seem to pop in every new thread to say hi, but I read everyday and enjoy hearing everyone's news. I also appreciate hearing how your concerns (rage, exhaustion, tears, fear of losing the pg) reflect mine, helps me feel not so alone! pseudobadger I know what you mean about not feeling like one of the 'regulars'... I like to think there's still a place for us part-timers. I haven't got the energy or time to reply to people properly, but I do in my head when I read! and often mean to to a few, but then it gets lost, so many posts.

Anyway, my news: I'm thinking if getting a foetal Doppler, my scan is not til 3 April and I'm getting nervous. Also I've had pretty dreadful mood swings, been a bit worried that I was getting depressed - my partner was not being so supportive. I think he found it hard to take on board that it was hormones making me so anxious and irritable, not me just being horrible. Feeling a bit better about it now, I can see it might be an issue tho. Also trying to complete on a flat, so quite a lot going on.

Anyway, best wishes to you all ladies, it's a bit of a rollercoaster - lots to enjoy and look forward to as well though smile.

Natalieand Mon 18-Mar-13 21:20:56

Will catch up with messages in a min but just wanted to say

Bbc3 I'm having your baby
Right now xxxp

ananikifo Mon 18-Mar-13 21:30:23

Congrats to everyone who had good scan results today!

ananikifo Mon 18-Mar-13 21:34:20

Ugh posted too early, sorry.

We had our private scan today, and I can not express how it felt to see that little heartbeat! The pictures aren't very clear but we are so happy! It's really nice to have some reassurance that there's actually a baby there! After the scan the sonographer and receptionist commented on how nervous we looked before we went in, and how happy we were afterwards.

MrsZzz Mon 18-Mar-13 21:56:24

Congrats on all the positive scans today- they'll be coming thick and fast now we're heading to the 12 week mark smile

Jelly- I'm feeling your pain today. Got a congratulations text from a family member today... We have only told parents and one sibling. Needless to say I was fuming and straight on the phone. Turns out my (usually totally reliable) mother was under the impression we had gone public! I just kept asking why she would think that when I'm not twelve weeks, haven't had a scan and haven't even told my best friends! I just can't get over the fact that she thought it was ok to tell my family my news without checking.

I'm still furious at her- do you think I'm overreacting?

Sorry for the mememe rant, DH is just telling me to calm down and I can't really talk to anyone in RL about it as I'm (trying) to keep it secret!!!

Wispa123 Mon 18-Mar-13 22:06:58

I sympathise with those struggling to sleep. I keep waking at 4am and me WR get back to sleep properly. Not nice for DH who has to tolerate Tossing and turning all night/morning. I did overhear a conversation at work today about waking up etc and apparently its blood sugar levels going down so we wake up needing food but don't realise it. I decided that supper would be a good plan but feeling pretty yuck tonight so haven't managed it. Oat cakes are the best apparently!

Wispa123 Mon 18-Mar-13 22:08:14

Predictor text gone weird in my first sentence!! Meant to say I can't get back to sleep!

Night all. Hopefuly i will sleep!

terrifiednewbie Mon 18-Mar-13 22:59:06

wow you all move fast. Congrats to all the happy scan results. Im slowly trying to catch up but just wanted to say how desperately sorry i am to hear all the bad news too. Im also a 28th March scan date-desperately resisting the urge to take up a colleague's offer of a quick scan as i think its a bit unfair to dh to do it when he wouldnt be able to be there.

hope everyone's starting to feel a little better

Rockchick1984 Mon 18-Mar-13 23:05:43

mrsZzz did you ask her not to tell anyone? Just that I know my mum is desperate to tell people as although obviously its mine and DH's news, she is excited about it for us and about being a grandparent again. I trust her not to tell anyone, but have drilled it into her that I'll let her know as soon as she's ok to tell people, and have arranged a list of people for her to tell (my aunties and uncles mainly) so she can break the news to a few people and I can tell the important ones everyone else smile

Rockchick1984 Mon 18-Mar-13 23:08:43

Panacotta a Doppler is likely to make you worry more, particularly at this stage. Even an experienced midwife would struggle to find the heartbeat with a Doppler at this stage, and there's so many other sounds you hear through them that you can't guarantee what you can hear through it!

My morning sickness is hopefully easing, felt a bit better the last few days. Have found that jam on toast really helps me first thing though so that's a good thing too!

SeriousStuff Mon 18-Mar-13 23:48:13

I'm sat here sucking on my 4th Fruit Pastille lollipop in 4 days, reading all the lovely scan stories from today and thinking about my own scan tomorrow. DH and I discussed who we would tell and how earlier and now it seems more real than ever.

tuckingfits Tue 19-Mar-13 00:31:21

Ah,thanks jelly! I remember now that it was you. I was trying to figure out whereabouts you are,think you must be a lot further south than me (N Ayrshire,right?!). I'm as far north in North Ayrshire as it's possible to be. So will you give birth at Crosshouse? I'm determined to demand better care all round than DS & I received last time. Now that I know what I should expect,i will settle for nothing less. militant

JellyCurls Tue 19-Mar-13 06:29:13

tucking think I am going to award you the Sherlock Holmes award for solving clues. I am at the south of N Ayrshire and will be delivering at AMU also. Delivery care there was super, special care staff are lovely it's just on the ward that it all falls down. Thank goodness for the auxiliaries

MrsZzz Tue 19-Mar-13 06:30:36

Rockchick- I said we weren't telling people yet. I'm just annoyed it turned into her gossip rather than my news I guess... She was perfect last time so I foolishly assumed she would remember what a big deal this is. To her credit she was really apologetic, but still hmm

Anyway, good luck for anyone with scans today

Natalieand Tue 19-Mar-13 06:37:01

OMG I feel like a new woman!!! 9+6 today (oh boy i cant wait to say 10 weeks) and dh kindly offered to sleep downstairs last night so his snoring wouldn't keep me awake ALL night for a 5th night. I only woke once for a wee it feels like I have fresh brand new eyes :-) happy pregnant lady today :-)

Good luck to those having scans today! Don't forget to let us no how u get on :-) is there any way we can share scan pics with each other? Xxx

JellyCurls Tue 19-Mar-13 06:38:16

Where is best place to go to get measured for a bra? Tried to put one on this morning and seems like I have grown overnight. I know M&S doesn't get good reviews but where does. No fancy shops near me but can get to a debenhams and a few stand alone bra shops

pinksky Tue 19-Mar-13 06:38:50

Juniper, hayle, tiger, ananikifo and pinkbuttons many congratulations on your great scans, how wonderful. And amazing to see the babies doing things kicking, hands over face, wow.

I'm sorry to hear people having their news told for them, or in a way they're not happy with. That's really not OK. My mum is the opposite, won't tell anyone til after 12 weeks 'just in case'. I think I'd rather she was a bit more optimistic!

PseudoBadger Tue 19-Mar-13 06:41:24

Jelly come and ask for advice here smile

pinksky Tue 19-Mar-13 06:43:45

Jelly if you have a tape measure I would recommend measuring yourself. You can also get measured instore somewhere but I find it helpful to have an idea myself.
These instructions are quite clear.
I've seen lots of people recommend bravissimo too, but there aren't many stores around.

pinksky Tue 19-Mar-13 06:44:41

Great thread, Pseudo!

Pinksky Those instructions involve adding inches to find your band size. No, no, no!

funkky Tue 19-Mar-13 06:53:45

12 weeks today and its mixed emotions. I feel grateful and just happy! Off for GP appointment as my left hip ( more butt cheek) really hurts and will insist on a referral to physio as MW wanted to see how it goes. Turns to a waddle/ limp whenhn i have been standing or sitting for too long. It also feels heavy in lower belly/pubic area.

Scan on Thursday and DH has taken te day off! Lol. Somehow, siblings must suspect as we have been keeping away at family gatherings and siblings on both sides have made arrangements to see us this weekend. Perfect cause we wanted to tell them this weekend after scan.

Anyone started lathering on biooil/ palmers cocoa butter? I always used biooil anyway but more concentrated now on potential stretch mark areas.

All the stories on here have really helped, happy people are seeing thir little bean wiggling about.

Iheartcrunchiebars Tue 19-Mar-13 06:58:25

Natalie I can't believe you lasted that long! Me and DH have been sleeping apart for the last 2 weeks...it's lush! He snores and I get up every 30 mins to drink/pee. It's much better!!

Funkky I've been cocoa buttering tummy and boobs since my bfp. I already have stretch marks on my thighs and hips from puberty and font want anymore!

Mrszzz sorry your mum blabbed your news. I was really worried my mil would do the same so when we told them we went ott about it being riky early days and that we weren't telling anyone else. I think it meant they were less excited than they would have been, quite subdued. But perhaps it was necessary after all! Hopefully news hasn't spread too wide and you can announce yourself when you are ready.

JellyCurls Tue 19-Mar-13 07:18:47

Cheers pseudo can't wait to get home and measure properly will need to lock bathroom door so dc1 doesn't ask weird questions and then tell her teacher so will measure properly the see where to go from ther.

Thanks for the help x

CelticPromise Tue 19-Mar-13 07:35:41

Jelly definitely come on over to the bra thread. Measuring services are mostly useless. I secret shopped M&S and Mothercare for the Bra Guru blog. I got fitted in a 36C and a 38E- I currently wear a 30HH hmm

Also, it's worth knowing that there is no need for soft bras for pregnancy and bfing. As long as the bra fits properly and the wires don't dig into breast tissue, underwired is fine.

Congrats to all the scanned ladies from yesterday (cant scroll for name checks sorry). Will let u know hiw i get on with mine later. Didnt sleep that well but im alive with nervous energy!

Rockchick1984 Tue 19-Mar-13 08:12:33

Good luck 34!!

Mrszzz that's awful that she told when you'd asked her not to - I just know some people who have told everyone right from the word go so thought unless you'd asked her to keep it to herself, maybe she hadn't realised.

I used this last pregnancy and no stretch marks although I know all the creams and oils can't actually make a difference, it felt lovely and really eased the itching as I got bigger, and smelt amazing!

Feeling a bit crap today - upset tummy again and didn't have a good nights sleep. Then toddler DS woke at 6am, so have been dozing on the couch for the last 2 hours with cbeebies on blush

PseudoBadger Tue 19-Mar-13 08:18:16

Mrszzz - When I was pg with DS as far as I know my parents told no one. However last pregnancy (a mc) my mum told her friend (as her daughter was also expecting hmm ) and then they both told loads of people that I'd miscarried! I was (and still am) furious - and therefore I haven't told them yet this time - even though we live with them and it's bloody difficult.

Congrats everyone who was scanned yesterday - I didn't realise there were so many! Serious and 34, let us know how you get on! It would be lovely to see some scan pics!

We are all moving on so quickly now - you realise there will be a December thread in a matter of days!!

Didn't cry from tiredness this morning so that's a bonus! Really must get on with some work today as did sod all yesterday. Have a great day everyone!

Sal1977 Tue 19-Mar-13 09:06:46

Are there any others that are self employed? Just wondered what your plans are for Mat leave. I reckon i'll have to work up to the birth then I can probsbly manage about 4 weeks (health probs aside) before I have to go back to the grindstone....

Sparkeleigh Tue 19-Mar-13 09:14:55

Hi everyone, just popping in to say hello on the new thread! lovely to hear about the scans.
I'm a bit confused about mine, I got two letters, one for a midwife appt on Monday and a second for a hospital appointment on Wednesday. I'll only be 9+6 though, do you think it'll be a booking in appt rather than a scan? I'm in Northern Ireland.

JellyCurls Tue 19-Mar-13 09:22:02

sal I am self employed also and will be working as long as am able to then will survive on savings as long as possible till time to go back

Tarlia Tue 19-Mar-13 09:27:11

Marking my place - 6 pages since yesterday morning, ladies! Wow!! Off to catch up, might take a while with DS around!

HotSoupDumpling Tue 19-Mar-13 09:51:06

Congrats to all relevant people on the great scan news!

MrsZ and Pseudo - my mum and MIL are as bad as each other. Have warned them that if they tell anyone, next time round they won't get the news until everyone else does at 12 weeks!

I've started using bio oil, but only occasionally and just for the hell of it, as I have a big bottle from Amazon left over from when I was trying to get rid of some scarring. I don't rate it to be honest - it's mostly mineral oil which is not great for the skin. I'd prefer organic stuff from mama mio etc.

Has anyone started kegel exercises yet? My midwife told me to start hmm but I'm reluctant to because I'm lazy. (see, no self-delusions here!)

Pseudo I had exactly the same re mc last year, it was pretty horrible (had to tell close family who didn't even know I was pg) and my Dad told a right local gossip he works with and now half the town seems to know, I told him not to discuss me with her but think it must have been too late already! Have told no one that I'm pg and bit scared of announcing it, I'll be first in large extended family to have 3 and some people will prob think it's an accident and not as very wanted as it is!

Had a lovely text from the trainee midwife who is case loading me, feel very privileged to have personal one to one care.

Right need to recover the house from DD1's 8th bday last week and prepare for DD2's 4th bday on Thursday! (plus it was our wedding anniversary yesterday!) smile

Sal1977 Tue 19-Mar-13 10:09:48

For summer holiday flying queries, you can fly with Easyjet up to the end of your 35th week! Bonza! Loads of time!!!

Just a quick one. 1 baby in there wriggling about. So releaved. Edd is now 25th sep but will stay here if youll have me!

Great news 34, you must be chuffed!

Just a quick one ladies, have a discount code for those of you looking at maternity wear. Enter 4638 at the checkout and you get £15 off any order over £20 plus a free abacus confused. Enjoy!

HotSoupDumpling Tue 19-Mar-13 11:05:53

What shop is it Jelly?

Congrats 34!!

D'oh! blush. Verbaudet - www.vertbaudet.co.uk. They have some nice stuff actually.

MrsZzz Tue 19-Mar-13 12:27:19

Thanks for the sympathy... I'm still fuming but to have people blab about mc is so much worse so I've got a bit of perspective now- how insensitive!

Congratulations 34, it's lovely to read good news smile

Anyone else at work and supposed to be doing something useful? I'm so tired today I just can't dredge up the energy to care!

Iheartcrunchiebars Tue 19-Mar-13 12:38:47

In self employed too as is my husband. Both me and DH are both able to take 6 months off from October which we are so grateful for. It just means we have to work 10 hour days, 7 days a week from now until then!!

Love hearing all the scan stories.. Keep them coming!

Warlin Tue 19-Mar-13 12:39:45

Hi All

Sorry havent posted in a while, just been really busy with a snotty, coughing, not sleeping baby and returning to work after mat leave.

Had my scan week before last and all seemed fine, though the consultant did say I was measuring 9 weeks instead of 10. He said not to worry as the slightest mm out at this stage can make that much of a difference but still left me a bit uneasy. I'm 12 weeks on Thursday so have started telling a few people (though not work yet!).

We are planning on having the nucal scan in the next couple of weeks so looking forward to seeing the little bean again.

Really cant concentrate in work. So hard being back after 9.5 months off and also distracted. Dreading telling them that I will be going off again....

Good luck to everyone with scans this week.

Warlin Tue 19-Mar-13 12:46:52

sparkleigh I'm NI too and got one letter for the booking appointment which said I may be offered a scan (which I was). I had requested it early as I was returning to work so had it at 10 weeks exactly. The MW apt sounds a strange one as I think you would have your booking apt/ scan first....

What hospital is it with?

Tarlia Tue 19-Mar-13 13:41:43

Congratulations on all the lovely scan news, it's starting to get very real isn't it!? I've still got ages to mine, but am 11+2 today and still feeling incredibly sick.

Iheartcrunchiebars Tue 19-Mar-13 13:48:52

Oh no Tarlia you poor thing. Hopefully it won't last too long!

Sparkeleigh Tue 19-Mar-13 13:52:30

Warlin it's the Ulster hospital in Dundonald. My midwife appt is at my local health centre. It did seem strange to me, but there wasn't much info in the letters.

I haven't wanted to ring up the maternity booking line to bother them but I might just to satisfy my curiosity.. Thanks for replying!

Warlin Tue 19-Mar-13 14:09:39

sparkeleigh I'm going through the Ulster hospital too! If you are invited up for your booking appointment, you can always get a scan done too as there will be a doctor there doing them. Not sure what the midwife apt is for at this stage but I would assume your hospital apt will be for a booking apt and scan. Be prepared to wait though as we were there for 2.5 hours!

Sparkeleigh Tue 19-Mar-13 14:10:08

Oh my goodness, I just rang and it is my scan next Wednesday, the Monday appt is the booking in. So excited now! grin

Sparkeleigh Tue 19-Mar-13 14:19:37

Cross post! Thanks Warlin, I'd better bring a book then!

SeriousStuff Tue 19-Mar-13 14:43:01

Got my scan - apparently am only 10+3! But they were happy with what they saw - a baby with a healthy heart beat, kicking away as the nurse pressed down on my stomach - and they don't need to see me til my 20 week scan now!

We did have a false start though as I hadn't drunk enough! So was sent to the canteen and downed a bottle of water and two bottles of Ribena in 10mins.

We've started telling people - hoping we're not jinxing it!

34Pink glad yours went well! Incredible how dates can vary from working out OV and AF, to early scans and 12 week scans!

littleducks Tue 19-Mar-13 15:18:54

Quick post from outside drs. So can't reply to others, but kind of begging for advice.

Saw MW this morning who didn't check urine for ketones just glucose and protein and told me to go to GP about sickness. Just had appointment with practice nurse, ketones are 4+. Only urine I have made today is twos sample bottles. Been told to come back to see dr at 8pm, late night surgery tonight so no drs around this afternoon hmm.

I feel a bit neglected, reckon even if I get anti sickness drugs tonight I will be too sick to keep tablets down.

Tarlia Tue 19-Mar-13 15:20:20

Thank you, crunchie. brew

Really interesting to hear that uk still request full bladders over most of the country, we don't have to do that here, though our 39% (ouch!) tax rate probably explains why!

Good luck, leigh! Exciting stuff: D

Natalieand Tue 19-Mar-13 16:05:06

How many days has that put u forwar by 34? And how many days back serious I'm dreading being put backwards at my scan xx

Umlauf Tue 19-Mar-13 17:08:20

Ouch, where are you Tarlia? I don't have to either in Spain but am not sure why! I was thinking about doing it anyway just in case it gets a clearer pic or something, but don't want to wet myself!

natalie Was exactly 12 weeks today but they measured me as 12.6! I'm not complaining and also not surprised as I know when me and H2B 'did it'. That means only 7 weeks now till my 20 week scan on May 8th grin.

Not sure how they do it everywhere else but we saw loads of movement from different angles and she asked me to cough to get it to move more which it did. it even turned around completely to face the other direction then looked right at us (I instinctively said 'oh hello' blush and felt immediately silly). She asked how many pics we wanted and I said 3 but we could only have 3 the same. Just as she freeze framed, it turned away and she seemed in a rush so we haven't got a great profile pic. Make sure when you have yours you push for a good pic!

I'll try and get it loaded up on here, no idea how!

Natalieand Tue 19-Mar-13 17:32:36

Wow I'm Jel 34like skipping a whole week of pregnancy all in one go lol. As long as they don't move me backwards ill be happy. Glad u got a good pic too :-)

Ok, scan pic uploaded. Think you can view it by clicking on my name..?
Head on the left, faint arm, hand and a foot!

nat not a great pic so i advise making sure you get one!

slippysnow Tue 19-Mar-13 18:54:35

Thanks for trying to share your scan photo 34 but I think your profile might be set to private as you cannot click on your name. smile I'm so excited about the scan, it's so amazing to hear people's experiences

legallyblond Tue 19-Mar-13 19:31:01

Hi all. A bit too shocked still to update properly.... Had 12 week scan today and it's TWINS!!!! Totally and utterly unexpected.... Thrilled as they both look fine, but feeling v overwhelmed as its so unknown. I know all about having one and feel confident about that. I just feel a bit, well happy, but also in shock!!!!

Almost certainly non identical as two sacks and two placentas.

slippysnow Tue 19-Mar-13 19:45:39

Congratulations that's amazing news! I wonder if they will be b/b g/g or b/g.
As I was on medication to kickstart ovulation they told me I had a 13% chance of multiple births (including trips!). I completely dismissed it for ages but as I'm getting closer to the scan I am starting to wonder.

Double the fun and double the mess ;)

cazboldy Tue 19-Mar-13 19:45:43

wow!

congratulations smile

and to everyone else who has had scans x

ananikifo Tue 19-Mar-13 19:50:56

Congrats, legallyblond!

About ultrasounds:
My private scan at 9 weeks advised to drink 0.5 L, one hour before the scan. For the NHS scan it said to eat and drink normally but don't go the bathroom for one hour before. I imagine it becomes less important as the uterus expands, since the point is to push the uterus up and make it more easy to see. I wonder if countries that don't advise about full bladders schedule scans for later in pregnancy? Or offer you a transvaginal scan if the transabdominal one doesn't work?

We were told DH's manager's wife couldn't have an early scan because her bladder wasn't full enough, so we made sure I drank at least twice the recommendation. I was still trying to force down tea when they called us into the ultrasound room. One of the first things the sonographer asked me was whether I wanted an internal scan if they couldn't find my uterus. So in other words they would have made sure they found the uterus no matter what! Her first comment on the scan was about how full my bladder looked! blush

SeriousStuff Tue 19-Mar-13 19:51:14

Natalieand I had 2 early scans because I was worried about an ectopic. 1st scan, they put me back 5 days, second scan 1 day, then today, 2 days...It is a bit disheartening as time goes slowly enough as it is, I'm just so surprised that I ovulated so late!

legallyblond OMG! That's amazing news!

Have not come off text/skype/phone since we started telling people - it's pretty draining in itself!

Wow exciting news legally blond!

Littleducks sorry I have no advice but sorry you are feeling abandoned, I hope you get someone to sort it out for you soon and you feel better.

Parents evening wasn't too bad today, although very tired and now off out to Pilates as it might be my last one ever I don't want to miss it. Hopefully I istay awake! I missed last weeks feeling too sick and tired.

slippysnow Tue 19-Mar-13 19:54:16

legally are you going to tell people or do people already know?

JellyCurls Tue 19-Mar-13 20:15:50

Oh legally bet that's a bit of a shock but might explain the morning sickness

Haylebop12 Tue 19-Mar-13 20:25:39

little they should give you anti sickness through IV. Then as you begin eating and drinking you will take it orally.

legally wow, how exciting!!!

Lovely news legally. I don't know how I'd cope with twins as I already have 4 dc that drive me crazy. They do run in the family and there haven't been a set for a while so maybe I should prepare myself.

Bronzemoth Tue 19-Mar-13 20:45:22

Congratulations legally- a lot too take in I'm sure! I had another scan today it's amazing to see the changes in just 6 days from 9+5 to 10+4. Arms and legs so much clearer and waving around all over the place!

tuckingfits Tue 19-Mar-13 20:53:09

Congratulations legally!! Wowzers!

cherrycherry41 Tue 19-Mar-13 21:00:09

Massive congrats legally!
Did you have any idea you were carrying twins or was it a total surprise? smile

JethroTull Tue 19-Mar-13 21:27:02

Wow Legally that's great news! At least you will have plenty of time to feel prepared.grin

HotSoupDumpling Tue 19-Mar-13 21:29:19

Woooahh, brilliant news legally!

Sanjifair Tue 19-Mar-13 21:42:13

Congrats legally!!!

Natalieand Tue 19-Mar-13 21:50:32

Amazing news legally I bet u r over the moon! I wonder how many more sets of twins our thread will have. Xxx

legallyblond Tue 19-Mar-13 21:54:36

Thanks everyone. We had absolutely no idea at all, which is apparently rare! No twins at all in either family, no ivf or fertility drugs and I'm hardly showing! If you recall, the whole pregnancy was a (very wonderful) unplanned surprise, so needless to say we are reeling a bit!!!!

As I said, it looks like they're non identical. Apparently, for twins, this is the lower risk kind (two sacs, two placentas), which is comforting to know.
In the scan, the sonographer had to spend literally 15 mins convincing us she was being serious as it was such a shock!!!

Very excited, but a bit nervous as I'm obviously now much higher risk. Also, I feel pretty confident looking after 1 - breast feeding was great (I bf DD totally then carried on until she was 2!!! blush), I had her in the sling most of the time and generally found motherhood easier than expected and great.... Now feel like I am heading totally into the unknown, which was not at all what I was expecting... Can I do all of the above with two (breastfeeding etc)???????

But, as far as "shocks" go in a scan, def one you'd want! Both look v healthy, but still waiting for bloods for downs risk.

legallyblond Tue 19-Mar-13 22:00:49

And yes - double the hormones, which explains why I've been so sick and been struggling so much with exhaustion! I KNEW I was feeling much worse than with DD, but assumed a boy, not twins!

Wow legally! Such a great surprise! Half hoped for twins myself as we want 2 and i only have to be preg once, ha ha. I trued to put my scan pic on here but failed, can you?

So chuffed for u and the daddy x

pinkbuttons Tue 19-Mar-13 22:06:18

Congratulations on all the positive scans today! So lovely to hear everyones news.
and how excitong legally! No words of wisdom to offer here Im afraid but so glad your happy and theyre both looking healthy.
Its all starting to feel very real!!

Flyer747 Tue 19-Mar-13 22:48:59

Fab News Legally....like someone else said wowsers :-)

roxvox Tue 19-Mar-13 22:56:26

Congratulations to everyone who had scans today! A week and 2 days until mine and all of your stories are making me feel very excited! Must control myself...

Congrats on the twins legally, very exciting! I personally would love to have twins, and they do run in the family, but I am sure that I just have the one bean in there as my symptoms have been non existent!

I feel like I am tempting fate just saying that. I really hope there's at least one baby kicking and swinging his or her arms around in there!

Tarlia Tue 19-Mar-13 23:03:51

ducks how are you? How did it go with the dr? Thinking of you.

Wow, amazing scan results again today, including twins, wowee!! Congrats, ladies! 34 amazing to be put forward 6 days! You must be growing a lovely healthy bundle!

legally Re breastfeeding twins, I know of a few that did this exclusively, but might be worth popping over to that board for advice in 'feed the world'. I'm still breastfeeding DS 25 months in the evening, I've had to physically drop the feeds myself and hoped he would get bored/milk dry up but it's the first thing he asks for after dinner and is always told pjs first.

Umla I'm in scandinavia. Def not heard of any 12 week internal scans here at all, so don't think that's the reason. All early scans are internal though as done in the gyne office and thats what they all have. My last antenatle group discovered its a difference in age of equipment as her uk hospital didn't need it and she asked.

Has anyone felt any flutters yet?

terrifiednewbie Wed 20-Mar-13 00:02:01

Congrats on all the great scan news-huge news re twins!

for what its worth; by about 8 weeks gestation you can check viable pregnancy in a slim woman, normal anteverted uterus on a transabdominal scan but you dont really get the level of clarity you would on a transvaginal ie to date. By 12 weeks you rarely need transvaginal (lots of bowel gas retroverted uterus is one example I can think of). A good sonographer can check for a lot of detailed anomalies eg significant cardiac anomolies on a 12 week transvaginal but its uncomfortable so not one you would do for long. I have some colleagues who swear they can tell you the sex on a 12 week transvaginal too! Scans are done differently-parts of Italy for example are very big on doing third trimester additional anomoly scans so pick up more problems regarding growth probs for example.

Im not an obs and gynae doc but specialise in an area where we work closely with team. Was doing a joint antenatal clinic today when i had more spotting so a colleague kindly did a quick transabdominal scan for me. Feel guilty doing it without dh there but one little munchkin with heart beating away and arms and legs swimming away bang on for dates. Empty gestational sac with yolk adjacent to it. Mixed feelings but very relieved one little one batting along nicely. Had i not been whisked onto couch for quick scan i probably wouldnt have known about the non viable twin. Got a few pics for hubby but proper 12 week scan next week.

Rest up all- exciting times ahead x

tuckingfits Wed 20-Mar-13 01:41:19

Just wanted to say to jellycurl - I'm not a stalker just have amazing powers of deduction (not). I am glad you had good care during labour & delivery,not my experience tbh which is why I am determined not to have the same hospital midwife as before. I had a post birth debrief,months later with a consultant who admitted that had my care been undertaken by a more experienced team (and a midwife "who listened") it would all have been much less scary & traumatic. Anyway,that's enough of my frighteners,I know many many women who have had excellent birth experiences,so mine is not the norm. That will be my mantra!!

Iheartcrunchiebars Wed 20-Mar-13 06:51:35

Congrats legally!! That is so exciting but what a shock! You must have a million things going through your head this morning. I keep hoping we have twins but don't think my sickness has been bad enough!

Terrifiednewbie, I am sorry to hear about the non viable twin. Even if you didn't know it was there, finding the now empty sack is still sad news. So pleased that you have one healthy baby and your mind was put at rest about the spotting.

Natalieand Wed 20-Mar-13 07:15:32

Awe poor u terrifiednewbie but at least baby number 1 is all looking good, put your mind at rest :-).

Who has scans today then?

I'm 10 weeks today, 2 weeks till scan day :-) xxx

PseudoBadger Wed 20-Mar-13 07:33:32

Ah good Tarlia, I'm still feeding my 26 month old when he asks (am and pm and naps, and if sick/sad). It was a bit painful a couple of weeks ago but seems ok again now.

JellyCurls Wed 20-Mar-13 08:16:20

tucking I confess to guessing you we're in Ayrshire too, not many places on west of Scotland you can see three islands from. We had a medical delivery for dc1 as scan showed up problems. With dc2 they offered medical as a precaution as my pelvis had split (ouch) and I will be requesting medical side again. Medical delivery side is not as homely but you cannot be left without a MW at any time. Down side is no birthing pool but I would rather have a midwife than a pool.

Good luck to scan ladies today and congrats on yesterday's scans

Warlin Wed 20-Mar-13 08:22:46

Congrats legally that's fab news. My brother has twins and SIL breast fed them at the start...not for very long but she was able to do it. They found it tough for the forst couple of years but now the twins are 3 and brilliant fun. They already had 2 dc.

MY consultant was also telling me about one of his clients that had twins around the same time I had DS (9 months ago) and she is now pregnant with triplets! She is massively shell shocked! You will be fine and think how lovely it will be once they are a bit older and can play with eachother and your DD.

I can't get booked in for my nucal scan with my consultant as the times he has available dont suit and I really need to get it done in the next 2 weeks. Think I'm going to have to go to someone else. I'm 32 so not high risk but have Downs in the family so am always terrified of it!

Just to add my congrats Legally - must be a big shock when you have no family or treatment history to increase chances! I was quite relieved when there was only one bubba at my scan, but also a tiny a bit disappointed as although twins are tough, I bet it must be great fun!

Sorry to hear about the empty sac terrified, but great news on the healthy kicking little one!

littleduck how did your appointment go? Did you get some treatment? If not, turn up today an refuse to leave until you are taken seriously - unfortunately with the NHS sometimes the only way to get what you need is to kick up a fuss.

Scan tomorrow, and all of these lovely positive stories are making me very very excited! Am debating telling work on Friday if all good, as have to travel again next week and can't be bothered with the excuse making to avoid alcohol. Also the two best things about where I am going - beer and mussels - are off the menu sad.

Had weird dream last night - was pregnant by Massoud from Eastenders (no idea where this has come from), as was the young woman that he was having an affair with. She gave birth, then I gave birth two days later - but couldn't remember how far along I was. Then I was cuddling and feeding thin air, as I realised I couldn't have had the baby yet as am only twelve weeks. Woke up feeling very confused as to whether I had already had my baby. Just thought I'd share as freaked me out a bit!

Umlauf Wed 20-Mar-13 08:46:55

Wow what a lot has happened!

Congratulations legally what a surprise! How exciting! I wonder what combination you'll have! Time to rethink buggies too!

newbie what bittersweet news for you, but a lovely strong little bean to wave at is fantastic!

No transvag for me either just normal ultrasound with a newer machine it seems but ill still drink before in hope of a clearer pic! Can't wait! Scan then holiday, this is a good month!

Haylebop12 Wed 20-Mar-13 09:05:23

Oh newbie I don't know how I would feel about that tbh. Take it easy thanks

Back to work for me today after a month off sick! The doc was prepared to sign me off more but I have annual leave next week anyway. Only working 2/3 shifts however so only doing 16 hours. I run shifts usually but I have the manager on with me tonight so if I don't feel up to it I am able to leave. Wouldn't normally be able to do this without getting another management member in so I'm pleased there's no pressure.

House move went well yesterday, I usually get stuck right in as I can lift a decent weight eg. Washing machine and sofas etc but I wasn't allowed to help so enjoyed bossing everyone else smile. I was quite happy to do my bit but didn't put up a fight when I was told light boxes only grin not staying there yet though as both DH and I working late dd will be at my mums sleeping.

Happy Wednesday to you all!

Crookie1 Wed 20-Mar-13 09:31:25

Hello all, haven't you been busy!

So lovely to hear all the scan news. I am 8 weeks today, bit of a milestone for me as believe odds start getting better from here. Don't have my scan for another 4 weeks (due30 oct) and last 4 weeks seem to have taken forever!

Mostly a check in and hello and look forward to reading more good news. Feel a bit distant being at the back of the pack but helpful to know what's coming!

Crookie1 Wed 20-Mar-13 09:34:21

Also congratulations on the twins Legally blonde! My husband is a twin and is starting to think we are going to have them as I have already expanded so much (only put on a pound!) we shall see!

Rockchick1984 Wed 20-Mar-13 09:45:05

Congratulations Legally!

Sorry to hear your news Newbie but glad there's one healthy bean growing in there.

Hi Crookie I'm 9+5 so not massively far ahead, the last couple of weeks have gone a bit quicker for me so hopefully you'll find the same. Once booking appt happened, it all started feeling very real!

Hayle glad the house move went well, an that you're managing back at work. Make sure your manager knows you're not really well enough to be there (but don't go on about it to him/her too much) - perfect way to earn brownie points smile

Umlauf if you have a full bladder and baby is in a bad position, emptying it usually makes them shift so worth it anyway I think!

Good luck for tomorrow Bowl - I've been having freaky dreams too, although lots about miscarrying, think it's just a mix of hormones and subconscious! Last time I remember further into pregnancy being roasting hot at night and having crazy trippy dreams so probably end up with them again, what fun!!

Warlin 5 kids under 2 - that's madness!! Good luck to her...

Hello to everyone I've missed!

My dodgy tummy is back, it's not constant but all of a sudden it starts hurting and I have to dash to the loo blush DH seems to remember me having it in early pregnancy last time but I must have blocked the memory out grin Sickness seems to have calmed down now though thankfully! Other than that no news here, just plodding along waiting for my scan.

roofio87 Wed 20-Mar-13 09:58:50

morning everyone!! glad to hear we're all doing well.
glad scans have all gone well so far. terrified like others have said,that must be very bitter sweet news,but so glad that the one baby is going strong.
I'm 11+1 today and less than a week till scan, I can not wait!! off work for a week now so very happy about that, going to spend the weekend with my family and I'm sure my neice and nephew are going to get even more cuddles than normal!!
Hope everyone is feeling well today!! smile

SeriousStuff Wed 20-Mar-13 10:08:25

I may be overreacting here but I can't get hold of DH to help me calm down.

Just had a call from the hospital to reschedule my meeting with the midwife and they said I'm also booked in for another scan in April to date the baby. I was taken aback by this because when I had the 12 week scan yesterday, they dated me at 10+3 so I asked them if I'd need to come back in and they said no, they had all the measurements they needed. I'm so worried as we've now started to tell people because yesterday went so well.

I've obviously worked myself into a state now, worrying that maybe something is/or will be wrong. Can anyone offer some advice?

Serious don't panic, it will just be a miscommunication internally. It might be policy to have another scan if dated before 11 weeks, and sonographer didn't make clear they had what she needed. Or are you planning on having the combined tests - if so I think you were too early for nuchal fold. I would just enjoy getting another scan grin

SeriousStuff Wed 20-Mar-13 10:22:03

Thanks BowlFull - my train of thought just went mad! I just needed someone to calm me down!

MouseInAHouse Wed 20-Mar-13 10:23:07

Serious They can only do the nuchal scan when the baby is between 11 & 14 weeks, so that's probably why they want you back. Some hospitals do give you an earlier dating scan if you are not sure of your dates so they can get you in at the right time.

MouseInAHouse Wed 20-Mar-13 10:26:24

Crookie I'm also only just 8 weeks - definitely feels like we're playing catch-up!

Rockchick I've had a dodgy stomach too. I have IBS that is always worse in pregnancy and I know that eating peanuts means having a sore stomach and being on the loo for the next 3 days, but when DD had a bag of Bombay mix on Saturday I couldn't resist eating all the peanuts from it. I'm regretting it now.

SeriousStuff Wed 20-Mar-13 11:26:53

Thanks Mouse , can't believe how much I overreacted! Was sat here in tears! I'm blaming the hormones...

star87 Wed 20-Mar-13 11:47:00

Hi all!!

Trying to read through all the posts and catch up with how everyone's doing.

I had my booking in appointment yesterday... all seemed a little pointless. I was expecting them to confirm the pregnancy and give me to clear indication that I'm not imagining it all, but I got nothing. I thought they'd go through my family history, which they didn't!

However I did get my referral to the hospital of my choice and only have to wait two and a bit more weeks for my scan :-)

SeriousStuff Wed 20-Mar-13 11:51:11

star87 was the app with the midwife? Mine has had to be rescheduled but I've already had to fill in a big booklet with details of family health history etc... and there's a sheet in there to go through with your MW re. which scans/tests you want or not. Glad you got your scan date though - that's what we're all really interested in!

serious don't worry, rather have 2 scans than 1! They wouldnt be worried about anything during the first and not told you while you were there. It's definately a error or a call back for your NT scan and bloods.

I've tried to make my scan pic public, please try clicking on my name and let me know. fankoooo.

roxvox Wed 20-Mar-13 12:24:33

I can see your little baby 34pinkladyapple! Can't wait to have mine 1 week tomorrow!

Yay - I can see your baby too 34 - so exciting. My god I'm welling up, bloody hormones!

oh good! Not a great pic as we saw must more during the scan but I am treasuring it all the same. grin. Hope to see lots more pics of your lovely beans soon x

slippysnow Wed 20-Mar-13 12:45:25

I spy a baby 34

Aww so cute 34 cant wait for mine on tuesday now so jealous of all these beautiful belly pics!!

Wickedgirl Wed 20-Mar-13 13:35:12

It's all starting to get exciting now isn't it?

I have a scan on Friday (10+4). I can't wait to see my little person.

SeriousStuff Wed 20-Mar-13 13:35:20

Thanks 34 and by the way, that's one cute baby scan!

I think I'll wait til my second one now before uploading mine. At the moment it's a big head with tiny feet!

ha ha serious, didn't stop me uploading my crap scan!

I've just update the STATS (sorry, don't know how to link it) thread with my new date... (technically should have got off this bus and got on the Sep one but I'm riding both at the moment blush

Sephy Wed 20-Mar-13 13:40:49

I'm just postin quickly as I keep accidentally going to the old thread - not had much to say as not much going on here yet! Still pretty symptomless, still stuffing my face all day as permanently hungry (leading to my first "oh, maybe you're pregnant" comment from a colleague yesterday!)

Appointment at the hospital on Saturday which I guess is the booking one - no detail in the letter though. Loving everyone else's scan news.

Just want to say to all those waiting for their scans, I'm sorry if I've chatted over excitedly about mine, I know how slow time goes waiting for it. Just be safe in the knowledge that when you are having yours and telling us all about your lovely little beans I will be having a very boring time of it waiting for my 20 week one and wishing I was you and actually seeing baby.

roofio87 Wed 20-Mar-13 14:15:32

Aww no 34 we're all made up for you!! I'm loving the pic,just makes me more excited for mine!! we're all here to share every step with eachother!! smile

Iheartcrunchiebars Wed 20-Mar-13 14:17:05

No way 34 I love hearing about the scans!

Natalieand Wed 20-Mar-13 14:24:00

On the way to next to have a browse for dd an I spy a scan pic :-) congrat 34 10 weeks today..... Who would have known time could ever pass so slowly? Lol and 34 to talk about your scan all you want at some point within the next few weeks we'll all be doing the same lol xxx

roxvox Wed 20-Mar-13 14:29:39

I am having another one of my paranoid days. Symptoms are so minor (if even existent at all) and my scan is a week tomorrow. I am mentally freaking out about the chances of there being nothing in there, but can't talk to anyone about it because DH just tells me to calm down and that 'worrying won't do the baby any good' (which of course he is right about) and then changes the subject, and no one else knows about it.

Sorry, I shouldn't start stressing, I know it's ridiculous because there's nothing I can do anyway, but it's just there in my mind today, freaking me out.

Tarlia Wed 20-Mar-13 14:53:59

P.Badger lovely to have another "extended" feeder around, it's one of those things that makes people slowly back away haha. It just sort of happened for us, before i had him I always thought I'd stop around 1, but it worked and he has been prone to and hospitalisted several times for pnumonia, which they have now just decided was asthmatic bronchitis probably all along.
You are feeding loads still, that's really fab! Are you waiting until he self weans? DS would also have milk morning noon and night if I allowed, but I'm selfish now.

serious booking in always comes before a scan, so to me it sounds like your dr has either got you mixed up with someone else, or thought your periods were too irregular to go from and put you up for a dating scan first. In my opinion after having a scan at 10 weeks it was fine to tell people, it will be as unlikely for anything to occur between 10-12 as it would 13-14 which is when most people will have gone public.

34 cute! We love hearing about yours and everyone else's scans. I'd def stay on this bus as best to be at the front rather than back of a bus once you've already hopped on one. I was at the back of my 2011 bus, but due to my PE gave birth near the front - you just never know what those unpredictable little ones will do! A friend due 2 weeks before me (in Jan) had hers 2 weeks after (in feb) which did not impress her at all!

rovox don't worry i have had no symptoms for weeks!! since about 9 weeks along! I am 12+4 today and I cant button up my jeans so convinced something is happening try not to worry it seems to be the norm at this stage.

Tarlia Wed 20-Mar-13 15:01:29

roxvox you probably do have symptoms you arnt noticing, for example this morning as it'd been snowing so much I was tossing up whether to wash my hair or not, when I realised I'd skipped it yesterday too - my hair is a wash a day grease ball usually!
Last time at 10 weeks I went to the hairdressers and the he shrieked 'you're pregnant!!' 'errr yes [shocked] shhhh, how do you know!?!?' under my hair on hairline I had teeny tiny crazy Afro style tight 1 strand curls. OH says I don't this time.
Your skin may be drying or maybe there is something you love eating which is still sat in the fridge etc etc

It's so hard not to panic, but try not to until there is something to worry about. 1 week!! Holding your hand until then brew

Tarlia Wed 20-Mar-13 15:03:44

Oh and the hair was so unusual as I am 100% white. Without any chance in my genes of getting gorgeous afro hair.

roxvox Wed 20-Mar-13 15:33:18

Thanks falconsmistress and tarlia. Now you mention it, my hair seems to be less greasy in between washes, and I have noticed 'baby hair' growing on my hairline, so maybe they are the signs I am overlooking!

Thank you, you have eased my mind. Roll on next Thursday smile

When do you girls have your scans?

Flyer747 Wed 20-Mar-13 15:46:52

Does anyone had a sore lower back? Mine has been a tad uncomfortable for a few days now, and I had it earlier on at about 5 weeks or so...

Also this might be TMI and cannot believe I'm gonna write this however, does anyone suffer from piles? I have for years, but today when I wiped there was blood, (not sure if its the piles or not) I think it probably is, but wanted to ask if anyone else has this lovely problem I have!!! Just in DR's waiting room, huge queue so I think I will be here ages, cannot wait to get my bum out for the DR, I hope it's one of the female doctors I end up seeing....

On the symptom thing... at 13 weeks, I barely feel any different! Never been or felt sick, not massively tired etiher (I considered these the top symptoms before I got my BFP!). Now Ive had scan and know everything is alright I've been thinking... I've had sore boobs which grew 2 cup sizes by week 9 then stopped hurting and growing (major worry time). I've got very veiny skin EVERYWHERE, not just boobs. I look like a London underground map! If I stretch the skin on my hips near my tummy, I can see all the veins running towards my womb. I've also been constipated. Don't worry rox, everyone is different, you'll feel thankful and little smug about your lack of bad symptoms once you've had your scan. blush

flyer I had bleedy bum a bit a few weeks ago but it was caused by rather a large hard poo I pushed out (WAAAAY TMI)! blushblushblushblushblushblushblushblushblushblush

Flyer747 Wed 20-Mar-13 16:17:50

Haha 34 that made me chuckle :-)

Tarlia Wed 20-Mar-13 16:53:08

Hahaha 34 delightful! Made me have a good giggle :D

Flyer I've got really bad lower back/top of bum pain which today is also around the front. I think it's my dreaded SPD returning from last time.

rox there you go, there are always these really obscure things nobody mentions. It's lovely to have less greasy hair. My scan isn't until the 3rd, so two weeks today! I'll be 13+ 3

racheld33 Wed 20-Mar-13 16:59:59

Hi all, just a quick message to say had my first scan this afternoon (12 weeks), one lovely wriggling baby inside, looking great! Then had my booking appt after that as not yet had it, they've put my date forward, so now due 27/9/13!

Haylebop12 Wed 20-Mar-13 17:18:07

My gosh you ladies can chat!

Just on my break at work taking things easy, keep nipping off to snack blush I've had a risk assessment done and he asked when I'm likely to be going off on maternity?? He really doesn't need that info yet as I don't get my matb1 form until mw appt at 24 weeks (I think) anyway he's put it for 4 weeks before in due although I think I'd like to finish the beginning of September as dd starts reception.

Congrats on all the scans.

34 your scan pic is lovely. The one I had done Monday at 10+1 looks like its gotta a quiff and a nose like Pinocchio! (It's hand really)

Sal1977 Wed 20-Mar-13 17:33:57

Hi Flyer, I have a back ache at the moment. I also get really really stiff if I'm sitting for too long. Also if I'm walking for more than about 15 minutes my lower back grumbles .

TMI alert......right, who has increased errr shall we say.... Mucus? Hehe

Umlauf Wed 20-Mar-13 17:37:22

Yeo flyer and sal my back is really bad, lower central back area. Today is the third occasion when I haven't been able to walk as my legs just gave way underneath me. I'm going to bring it up with my gynae next week as I don't think it should be this bad and I'm worried it might affect the birth. I have had scoliosis though so I'm sure yours won't. My mum had lower back pain with me too.

Loving all the scan news and so excited about mine! Only a day and a half to go now, its flown by even though the waiting seems never ending, if that makes sense?!

haylebop My DD (2!) starts school in September as well and I was discussing with DH whether to leave a bit earlier than I would normally so I can settle her in.

Flyer747 Wed 20-Mar-13 18:26:40

Sal, yeah I also have quite a bit of as you put it mucus..lush hey!

Umlauf, god the back sounds awful. My sister has scoliosis too and it often causes her bad backs etc so I can only imagine it must get a lot worse in pregnancy.

ldt87 Wed 20-Mar-13 20:13:50

Hi everyone just wanted to mark my place on the thread. How is everyone feeling? I am 8 weeks today if my dates are right. 2 weeks until I see the midwife and no scan date as of yet. It all seems miles away and sometimes when my symptoms go i worry I'll go to my scan and there will be nothing there, like I've imagined it all! God knows why I think like that. I wish I had some sort of confirmation if that makes sense. I can't see me getting an early scan when I'm not with a midwife until 10 weeks.

Does anyone have really painful boobs? Mine have been sore all along but now they are agony and rock hard!

roofio87 Wed 20-Mar-13 20:24:43

ldt87 my referral for scan didn't go through until I was 10+3 and its still going to be bang on 12 weeks so you might not get a date too late on!! This waiting malarky really is tough
don't know how I'm going to do another 29 weeks!! confused

CelticPromise Wed 20-Mar-13 20:34:10

Hello. Afraid I'm out. Had a bit of cramping and bleeding so went to EPU today and scan showed baby died about two weeks ago. I hope I'll be back on a bus soon. I wish you all long and boring pregnancies.

PseudoBadger Wed 20-Mar-13 20:37:10

Oh no Celtic - I'm so sorry sad

ldt87 Wed 20-Mar-13 20:44:40

So sorry to hear that celtic, I hope you are as okay as you can be and that you have good news soon.

Umlauf Wed 20-Mar-13 20:48:33

Oh no celtic so sorry to hear that sad flowers

Sanjifair Wed 20-Mar-13 20:51:45

Sorry to hear that celtic :-(

racheld33 Wed 20-Mar-13 20:52:27

Oh Celtic, so sorry sad

Iheartcrunchiebars Wed 20-Mar-13 21:05:18

So sorry Celtic. Thinking if you x

CelticPromise Wed 20-Mar-13 21:07:24

Thank you all. We are very sad but hopeful for the future.

Good luck everybody.thanks

terrifiednewbie Wed 20-Mar-13 21:08:57

truly sorry to hear that Celtic. take care of yourselves x

I am so sorry celtic xxx

Tarlia Wed 20-Mar-13 21:15:10

Celtic I'm really very sorry. Take the time you need and be kind to yourself x

Natalieand Wed 20-Mar-13 21:15:47

Sending big hugs an love celtic hope your back on another bus soon. X

SeriousStuff Wed 20-Mar-13 21:16:30

Cletic I'm so sorry about your news - make sure you take care of yourself brew

Natalieand Wed 20-Mar-13 21:17:45

Now I'm feeling anxious that I may have tempted fate. Ordered my bridesmaid dress for sisters wedding as today was last day we could order for it to come in on time but I ordered the maternity one. Do u Think I shouldn't have ordered it now I'm panicking what if I'm tempting fate and shouldn't have ordered maternity

pinksky Wed 20-Mar-13 21:20:47

Celtic I'm so sorry to hear this--take good care of yourself XX

SeriousStuff Wed 20-Mar-13 21:23:02

Natalieand I have regular moments of worrying that I've jinxed things, but take a step back and tell yourself that ordering that dress won't harm your baby (it's easier to tell other people this than yourself).

I told work today, now that was jinxed-enduced panic right there as I'm not quite 12 weeks yet...

cazboldy Wed 20-Mar-13 21:27:26

So sorry Celtic sad

6 days til scan.........

why oh why do i still feel the need to POAS just to make sure!!!???? blush

Sal1977 Wed 20-Mar-13 21:30:31

How rubbish Celtic! Life is shit sometimes eh? Good luck lovely. X

Natalie, I have bought a maternity wedding dress for our wedding in June. It arrived, I put it on over my clothes, took it off, put it back in the box and there it will stay for the next few weeks! Same reason, I don't want to tempt fate. I bought it because it was the one I wanted but half the price on eBay in my size...couldn't let it go!!

Have a lookie lookie...wedding dress

Haylebop12 Wed 20-Mar-13 21:32:59

celtic look fter yourself.

sal that dress is gorgeous!!

Back from work and ready for bed <yawn> I did manage all 8 hours though which I didn't think I would!

Sal the dress is gorgeous

caz I am the same as you in a pure panic i have not felt much going on and i am petrified but i seem to be growing so i am just hoping for the best for tuesday,there is nothing to be done either way so i may as well think as positive as i can manage!!

Bronzemoth Wed 20-Mar-13 21:50:53

So sorry Celtic. Take care and best of luck for next time.

Natalieand Wed 20-Mar-13 21:51:44

Gorgeous dress sal so summery and pretty, love it!

I had to order it as the estimated delivery date at the bridal shop if u order today is 2 weeks before the wedding date so if I waited two weeks (scan date) then the estimated delivery day would have been the wedding day which will be no good as I will probly need alterations and deffo the length taking up as I'm only 5ft 2. Not done links before so ill give it ago and apologise in advance if it doesn't work.

this dress but navy blue

Haylebop12 Wed 20-Mar-13 21:57:02

Beautiful natalie I'm a one shoulder fan. Hehe.

Natalieand Wed 20-Mar-13 21:58:12

I'm taking a risk hayle never worn one shoulder and they only had a size 10 and being a plus size lady there was no way I could try it I haha ill be 29-30 weeks when my sister gets married so impossible to no how big I'll be really

roxvox Wed 20-Mar-13 22:23:27

So sorry to hear that celtic, please take care of yourself and I hope you can jump on another bus really soon xx

roofio87 Wed 20-Mar-13 22:25:57

sal I love that dress! just the kind of thing I picture myself wearing if dp ever decides to propose..........wink

Sal1977 Wed 20-Mar-13 22:46:29

I'll send it your way after the wedding Roofie!

I've got a blackboard in my kitchen and in December I wrote on it:

Sal's Xmas Wish List:
iPad
New coat
Baby
Ugg boots
New Mini
Marriage proposal
1 stone weight loss

By valentines day I was able to cross off 4 of them! So basically I'm a chunky with a crap car and no iPad.....but a very bloody one!! Hehe

Sal1977 Wed 20-Mar-13 22:47:28

*very bloody HAPPY one!! Hehe..not a bloody one! Doh!

chickieno1 Thu 21-Mar-13 01:10:32

So sorry to hear that Celtic.

JellyCurls Thu 21-Mar-13 06:32:04

Celtic I am so sorry to hear your news. Be kind to yourselves x

pinksky Thu 21-Mar-13 07:05:06

So much to catch up on... Firstly celtic I hope you're doing ok and have lots of good support around you flowers.
newbie I'm sorry to hear about the empty sac, but of course great to hear about the wriggly one.

Really great to hear about scans, racheld33 and 34 --love the scan picture, thank you for uploading it. Makes me even more desperate for mine smile

legally wow! Amazing news!! What a lot to take in. I'm sure it'll all work out brilliantly. Really excited for you. There are heaps of multiples support groups around (partly because of ivf/older mums) if you feel you'd benefit -I saw a whole notice board of groups/activities at our antenatal unit.

I'm 9 weeks today (one of the late ones..) crookie like you time is dragging, but you're right 8 weeks is a milestone for miscarriage risk. I had my booking in appointment yesterday at the hospital. Was really excellent, great mw and covered everything I wanted to discuss. I'll be with a team of 4 community mws and see them at home/my GP practice. Home births are well supported and the mw was very positive about it. She did say they have a birth rider--bacon sandwiches for a morning birth and chocolate cake for afternoon. Just like one born, always scoffing cake!! grin It was great to have my notes, feels real now. The mw said it was particularly busy at the moment so not sure when I'll get my scan...

Hi to everyone else, hope you're all doing well. Any scans today? X

favellio Thu 21-Mar-13 08:41:20

So sorry for your sad news Celtic. Sending you lots of baby dust for the future thanks envy

Flyer747 Thu 21-Mar-13 08:49:36

Sorry to hear of your sad news Celtic. Wishing you all the best for the future xx

HotSoupDumpling Thu 21-Mar-13 09:40:22

Sorry celtic, thinking of you.

Sal - I lurrrrve the wedding dress. It is gowgeous.

(To whoever mentioned 'mucus', ahem, yes, there is lots. Sometimes I worry I have just wet myself...)

So sorry to hear your news Celtic. Best of luck for getting back on a bus soon, as do come back and let us know how you are getting on xx.

Congrats on scan Rachael - I think my DD will get moved back to late Sep, so there will be quite a few October impostors on here! Legally now you are twins you will probably be the first of us to deliver! I remember being very jealous last time as the wife of a friend was 6 weeks in front of me, but with twins, so she ended up getting her babies about 3 months before me envy.

Sal the dress is lovely - Tiffany Rose have such lovely things. OH and I are vaguely discussing getting hitched before baby comes - very unromantic though. It's hard to muster up much enthusiasm after 10 years wink.

Scan at 12.30 today - feel all jittery and unsettled. Keep fingers crossed for me pleased! Just went and spoke to my boss to clear working from home this afternoon, and he was DEFINITELY looking at my belly, really quite blatant. If all is well then I think I will just tell work tomorrow as feel a bit silly keeping it a secret - I think I just look like I need a big poo, but clearly others have their suspicions! I have a cunning plan for my maternity cover so that should please them, but am planning on taking much longer then last time, so that probably won't!

Anyone else scanning today?

legallyblond Thu 21-Mar-13 10:15:06

Hi all!

So sorry Celtic x thanks

Newbie, also really sorry to hear about the empty sac. I am so glad the other is doing well though. When we discovered it was twins af the 12w scan (hope that's not insensitive to say), the sonographer did say its unusual to have surprise twins at 12 w, it is apparently v common for it to be twins but one not make it... I expect your feeling a bit mixed - happy but also sad.

Doesnt anyone get terribly anxious for that 48 hour wait after thd scan where you might get a call if you're high downs risk...?. One day down and no call, so feeling a teeny but relived already. I'll be glad to get to this afternoon! Perhaps other hospitals do it differently? My old hospital was the same (other end of the country) - dating scan and nuchal fold, then bloods on thr samd day .... Then you'll get a call within 48 hours if the full screening (ie age + nuchal measurement + bloods + other factors) comes back as high risk). No news is good news and if low risk, you get a letter a few days later. I gather you tend to hear in 1st 24 hours if it's bad, so am starting to relax a little. I am amazed no one else has mentioned that horrible 48 hours of jumping everytime the phone rings!!!

Good luck today Bowlfullofjelly!

pinksky Thu 21-Mar-13 10:31:56

Hope it goes well, bowlfulofjelly--look forward to hearing about it.

Sal1977 Thu 21-Mar-13 10:47:57

Had a tiny bit of brown spotting here this morning...went into proper meltdown! My lovely midwife has said not to worry that I might just be a 'spotter' and booked me in for a scan at the EPU on Tuesday when I'll be 11+3. My 12 weeker isn't for another 2 weeks so thank god she could get me in sooner!!!!

Back on knicker watch here in Devon..... confused

SeriousStuff Thu 21-Mar-13 11:07:13

Good luck today jelly - let us know how you get on.

Sal hand holding available if needed, but spotting is quite common. My friend told me the other day that her grandmother had her period all the way through her pregnancy. The human body is a strange and wonderful thing! Good to know you'll get a scan so quickly though.

Natalieand Thu 21-Mar-13 11:30:53

legally with dd they called me a week after nuchal fold screening too say I was low risk. But I always thought (correct me if I'm wrong) that if the neck fluid measurement is increased then they can tell u that there and then? I could be imagining that tho lol.

Just been to see be gp as I (as well as some others if I remember right) have thrush and he's just told me that once u get thrush in pregnancy it's very unlikely I will get rid of it until u deliver and the thrush bacteria thrive on pregnancy hormones which obviously no treatment will take away, he then asked if my partner needed treating I said no as we haven't dtd since bfp and he couldn't believe it lol he said he felt sorry for dh and asked if his tongue has hanging out yet hahahaha most awkward conversation of my life!!! He said I suspect I'll see u in a few weeks or more treatment for it anyway my questions is to those with thrush treatment did u have 6 pessarys to use? As I have to do one pessary a day for 6 days ? Seems a bit excessive to me.

Good luck to all those having scans today let us no how u get on :-)

Xxxxx

pinksky Thu 21-Mar-13 11:48:41

Natalie, am shock at the GP! What a thing to say! We haven't DTD either because of my spotting/bleeds- I'm just too scared. Feel like I'll be more happy to once we've have the 12 week scan.
Re thrush treatment, yes the pessaries are fine, but not the oral tablets. I also find that natural yogurt is really great. I put it on a tampon and leave it in overnight. I'd check whether that's OK in pregnancy first. Also, you should find your thrush symptoms can be controlled with diet too (google candida diet).

Sal sorry about the spotting, but that's great that they'll scan you on Tues. it really is common, and I've had it on and off since week 5. Take care X

funkky Thu 21-Mar-13 11:51:07

celtic so sorry about your loss and hope things happen again quickly.

jelly scan today as well, don't know what to do till 3.45 though, done my nails, shaved blush DH took the day off and made breakfast and generally fussing about.
All the best with yours!
sal had brown spotting over the weekend, trying not to be too worried but saw GP ( for possible spd) and mentioned it,but since scan is today, he wasn't too fussed, since I wasn't cramping.

Next time I see u ladies will be after my scan, feel really emotional and really hope it's good news

Smitten1981 Thu 21-Mar-13 11:51:14

OMG don't say that Natalie I got thrush last week and used a Canesten pessary on Sunday and it hasn't made a tiny bit of difference. Slathered the cram on this morning to see if that helped.

This news is is upsetting, argh! Maybe I should go and see the docs (again!)

Smitten1981 Thu 21-Mar-13 11:51:30

Cream, even!

Wickedgirl Thu 21-Mar-13 11:53:24

Sorry to hear your sad news Celtic x

roxvox Thu 21-Mar-13 12:07:29

I had thrush early on (started the day I got my BFP in fact because I went to Tescos and bought both the canesten duo and a pregnancy test). I had only had it once before, and the pessary cleared it up really quickly, but this time it took a lot longer and I used the whole tube of cream up. It did go though and I haven't had it again since.

I always sleep in full on pyjamas, but found that wearing just shorts (baggy shorts, not tight ones) on my bottom half in bed really helped to keep me cool down there and I found the days after the nights when I had worn shorts were less itchy/painful than the days I'd worn my pyjamas the night before.

I hope this helps!

roxvox Thu 21-Mar-13 12:09:59

I should point out that I had it really quite bad this time... To the extent that I had ulcers form down there (which were just horrendously painful, especially when weeing). Applying the cream every time I went to the loo cleared it up within a week.

Sorry if TMI, but I thought best to be honest!

Smitten1981 Thu 21-Mar-13 12:28:44

Thanks roxvox I've made a docs appt for tonight now so hopefully they should get it sorted. One of my friends told me that drinking probiotic drinks helps too because it gets lots of good bacteria in your system (I got mine after a course of antibiotics which wiped all te good bacteria out, sigh).

char1eston Thu 21-Mar-13 13:06:35

Blimey. Away for a few days and there's another thread with 13 pages. Sorry, haven't read through all the posts yet so I apologise for not replying to everyone.
Off work with a migraine today sad been sick 3 times and paracetamol really isn't cutting the mustard.

Tarlia Thu 21-Mar-13 13:15:07

Do not use tampons in pregnancy. Pretty important! However you could def use the tool thing (what the hells it called? Haha) to insert natural yogurt... Also, washing knickers and towels at 60 and ironing the crotch as it lives through washing and you can keep reinfecting.

Been to the drs this morning too - drs are busy with us oct ladies- I've been diagnosed with SPD :'( Last time I got to 20+ weeks and was not signed off work until 25 weeks! So very early onset this time.

The dr was very thorough asking how am I generally, am I sick etc I said yes, she recomended the age old ginger but also interestingly almonds and almond milk, something to do with the bits and good fats they contain help reduce MS. Anything is worth a try!

Good luck with scans today, MotherShips!

JellyCurls Thu 21-Mar-13 13:47:18

Tarlia, did they recommend anything for the SPD? I just called Physio as shoved a box to side with my foot and that old familiar pain is back. Was in crutches at 25 weeks last time and really hoped to avoid it this time round. Hoping she calls back soon

pinksky Thu 21-Mar-13 14:06:16

Thanks, Tarlia, I thought there was something about tampons in pregnancy. Good idea to use the pessary inserter thingy to get yogurt up there though!

Thanks also for the tip re: milk and almonds. I'm drinking more milk than usual, but not sure if it's helping my MS.

Someone on the thread mentioned the ITV documentary about homebirthing... it's on tonight for anyone who is interested home delivery

Smitten1981 Thu 21-Mar-13 14:25:22

I'd love a home birth, but I'm too scared in case something goes wrong. It kind of scares me on One Born when they move them so fast if something bad happens. It'd take 20 mins to get to the nearest hospital for me.

I really hate hospitals though, they make me so anxious, so I doubt a birth experience in one would be very relaxed for me. I also don't like the idea of waiting around on a ward for hours before getting a birthing room.

Flyer747 Thu 21-Mar-13 14:27:11

I'm currently in bed struggling quite a lot with my bad back, it's getting quite uncomfortable now and I other than lying down every other position seems to make it worse!!

pinksky Thu 21-Mar-13 14:30:57

It's such a personal choice, isn't it. So many different factors to weight up. I know the place of birth study found slightly worse outcomes for homebirths with first time mums, but it does vary massively. In my area the stats are good, partly because they are keen on homebirth so midwives tend to have much more experience with it.

Personally, if possible I want to be at home for all of it, but if I have to transfer the hospital is only 2 miles away, so it feels OK. I also have quite a few friends who have had HBs, and there's a local HB support group too.

Are there any midwife led units near you, Smitten? That might be a good option if you don't like hospitals? Although the only pain control/interventions available are the same as homebirths I believe.

Rockchick1984 Thu 21-Mar-13 14:41:37

I'm hoping for a home birth this time, I panicked last time on the journey into hospital and forgot all my natal hypnotherapy, breathing etc that I'd been doing at home so fingers crossed for me this time! Still managed on just gas and air, will hire a birth pool for this labour if all goes to plan.

pinksky Thu 21-Mar-13 14:44:40

Do you have any book/CD recommendations for natal hypnotherapy, Rockchick? Is it different to hypnobirthing?

Smitten1981 Thu 21-Mar-13 14:47:02

I'm thinking of maybe The Rosie maternity unit in Cambridge other than that there's the Lister in Stevenage that I'm currently under, but I haven't heard great things about that despite it just undergoing some massive regeneration.

I'm going to look into it more as I go on, but i think I might try for The Rosie as I know quite a few people who have given birth there and have said they were amazing.

However, my best friend had a homebirth and said it was fine and nice to be at home and in control.

I hate being given drugs for anything, so I'm not so worried about having to tough it out. I just can't bear anything that makes me feel not with it, I don't even drink because of it, it makes me very anxious (control freak). I'll probably be mocking myself about this when the pain hits - ha ha!

pinksky Thu 21-Mar-13 14:50:47

I'm the same, Smitten--hate feeling out of control (think birth might be a lesson in that!) and I think I'll be far more comfortable at home. You could always discuss it with a midwife, see what their view is? Also, tons of good books etc to help. I've ordered Birth Skills: Proven pain-management techniques for your labour and birth by Juju Sundin after I saw it recommended on here.

pinksky Thu 21-Mar-13 14:55:38

Just had a look at the Rosie birth centre, Smitten--looks really nice, and it's next to the maternity unit if you needed to be transferred?

Smitten1981 Thu 21-Mar-13 15:01:32

I'll check that book out. I think I'm going to sign up for hypnobirthing too, although I'll probably be like rockchick and forget it all in a panic!

ThatsHandy Thu 21-Mar-13 15:04:10

Hi, this is only the 2nd time I've been on here! But my 12 weeks scan is also on Tues 26th! smile

Not told anyone at work yet, so my excuse for leaving is my DD's Y10 GCSE options meeting..!

Hope it goes ok, I'm quite anxious to know that all is well- sounds odd but I don't feel as physically/emotionally drained as I expected to, if that makes sense??

Anyway, not long now; seem to have been pregnant for ever, cos we've known from day one...! Can't come soon enough.

Hope everyone is ok x

Natalieand Thu 21-Mar-13 15:07:21

I wouldn't be allowed a home birth due to high bmi so I'm classed as high risk despite having a complication free delivery last time but tbh I'm not bothered although I feel I would have liked to try a water birth maybe but that also isn't an option for me :-(

Smitten1981 Thu 21-Mar-13 15:13:36

Are you not allowed a water birth if you have a high BMI Natalie?

Natalieand Thu 21-Mar-13 15:29:46

Apparently not smitten as its a risk to staff if there are complications and they need too lift you out xxx

Smitten1981 Thu 21-Mar-13 15:38:36

Whaaaaaat? That's ridiculous!!

Natalieand Thu 21-Mar-13 15:43:32

It may vary per NHS trust so don't automatically rule it out (that's assuming u have bmi) excuse me if I'm getting it wrong lol. But yeh basically my only option is on a bed lol nice to have choices about how u give birth isn't it - not

Tarlia Thu 21-Mar-13 15:47:20

Jellycurls just the usual, keep legs glued together, pillow between legs when resting, no standing on one leg, not lifting etc Then physio and pregnancy water exercise classes. Eeekkk and no pushing boxes with one leg oooouch, poor thing.

Flyer I'm sorry you are suffering sad Do you usually have back problems? Is it on your pubic bone too?

It's specifically Almond milk not cows milk, something to do with what's in the nut again.

Tarlia Thu 21-Mar-13 15:52:58

Oh and the thought of a homebirth fills me with fear, so much so I'm considering a elective CS this time. My labour from gel (no drip) to baby was 3 hours, I was in hospital, but they didn't believe it was active labour until my body began pushing of its own accord haha. No pain relief only oxygen 'for the baby'.
Funny how we are all so different - even before my labour I couldnt imagine even considering a homebirth.

Umlauf Thu 21-Mar-13 15:53:33

Oh dear tarlia have you been signed off already? I think SPD is coming my way although will talk to the doc properly next wee. I have a problematic back at the best of times and its already hurting like he'll in the evenings.

flyer so sorry to hear yours has confined you to the bed sad where abouts does it hurt? Pillow between legs liketarlia says helps me but we only have 2 pillows so DH has been pillow less and I've been nicking his!

It's less than 24 hours until I see my baby!!!!

Sal1977 Thu 21-Mar-13 16:02:38

I'm happy to have them readying the epidural whilst we park the car, so no home birth here I don't think! Haha

My lovely MW friend came over to take some blood this arvo (after organising an early scan and listening to my meltdown earlier) and she brought her Doppler with her. She did warn me that it was very very early (10+5) to be hearing anything, but she'd have a go to try and put my mind at ease between now and Tuesdays scan. Well, we heard a little something going like the clappers for 2 seconds then lost it again but the machine could pick it up doing 132-154 beats per minute then we could hear it moving about (like a sloshing noise). So although it wasn't particularly clear, she did say that everything seems ok and hopefully the early scan (it's not that early at 11+3) will confirm it. Phew!!

Natalieand Thu 21-Mar-13 16:17:05

Think of it like this sal there must be something there for her to have picked it up even if it was for only a few seconds xx

Flyer747 Thu 21-Mar-13 16:26:30

Tarlia, thanks...it's a the bottom of my back central kinda where the spine is. I have suffered with bad backs in the past, but has never confined me to my bed, if I've been on a long night flight and not drank much water or being moving heavy trolleys up and down the aisles....but it's radiating around the front and is causing tummy pains, what feels like a combination of cramps and trapped wind.

I called the EPU at Liverpool women's and they were smashing. They booked me in for a scan on Sunday but said if the pain gets worse in the mean time just go on down....so nice to know the hospital are friendly and helpful. X

Umlauf Thu 21-Mar-13 16:28:39

flyer that sounds exactly the same as what I have except mine comes and goes and is worst in the evening. Can you let me know what they say? I feel medically alienated abroad with the language barrier!

Flyer747 Thu 21-Mar-13 16:41:30

Yeah sure of course I will. I'm supposed to be in work tomorrow however I'm gonna go and get signed off with a sick note, it's too painful to contemplate working!

I really feel for you not being able to do anything, you are being so calm, hats off to you, you are a strong lady!!

I have all horrid thoughts running through my head atm x

Hello - so sorry to hear about all of you guys suffering with your backs and fanjo's - pregnancy is such a walk in the park isn't it?

Back from scan - with 3 pics of my little one! All is well, 2 legs, 2 arms, a brain, stomach - all the useful bits! Heard heartbeat and he it was turning and waving and hiccuping - just amazing. Amazing also how he it has grown as well, we had a scan at 8+5 and was basically a bean, now it's a proper little person. Due date put forward 1 day to 30th September, but am fairly sure I will be overdue so will stay put if that's ok? So exciting - sinking in now that yes, I am definitely having another baby oh god what have I done.

Congrats on your scan bowl! Can you put a pic up on your profile, love to see it...

Smitten1981 Thu 21-Mar-13 16:58:09

How exciting bowlfull crazy that they are so active at this stage!

Um, if you give me some indication of how to do it 34 I'll have a go! grin

(looks suspiciously like yours though lol)

Smitten1981 Thu 21-Mar-13 17:11:09

I'm now armed with three pessaries after pleading with the nurse. She initially told me there was nothing I could use apart from the cream. Gah!

Get that pic up Bowlfull

Has anyone had there scan who has not had symptoms for a few weeks and all was well? I am starting to get nervous!!

cazboldy Thu 21-Mar-13 17:29:02

Not helpful I know Falcon but I am so glad I am not the only one feeling like that xxx

falcon and caz I've had few symptons throughout, a bit tired, a bit nauseous, and boobs a little sore and swollen. The last 2 weeks these have pretty much gone as well - boobs slightly tender when I prod them but that's it. So try not to worry - I think some of us just are lucky!

Yeah caz im in the freak out zone too now I think its because the scan is so close and tbh I am petrified that she has gone sad (im sure its a girl)

bowl glad that im prob just worried for nothing!

Falcon and Caz. I had and still had very few symptoms. No sickness at all, boobs stopped hurting about a month ago but all was well at the scan on Tuesday and I'm now 13.1 weeks.

bowl go to 'my mumsnet', profile and upload a picture of your scan (i took a photo of mine on my iphone, making sure I chopped off my REAL name, and emailed it to my work address to save it on my PC) then make your profile 'public' (you don't have to divulge anthing you don't want to!) and we should be able to see it. I'm sure your is better than mine. I saw one that someone at work has and it's so much clearer and more interesting than mine, I might steal it off their desk and pass it off as my own!

Here's hoping anyhow grin

cazboldy Thu 21-Mar-13 17:56:24

yeah, tiredness (but then i was often tired before) occasional nausea, boobs achey now and again, but thats it! i'm just scared of going to the scan and being told it was all a trick!

cazboldy Thu 21-Mar-13 17:56:52

and I genuinely can't remember worrying like this with any of the others!

I am exactly the same caz I am very tired and my tummy has got bigger and I had an awesome scan at 8+5 baby is fine but....I am still a nervous wreck!

I just gave myself a talking to though and bought my first thing for baby....a bottle no idea why as I plan to breastfeed however as i had such a large blood loss in labour 3.5 pints my milk never came in last time so maybe that's why i decided it be my first purchase, who knows my mind is not running on a full biscuit box atm confused

Iheartcrunchiebars Thu 21-Mar-13 18:13:22

How's everyone's eating? Now my sickness has gone I'm back on all foods! Had a big bag of pear drops today which made me very happy! Tonight's tea is chicken and bacon Caesar salad? How about everyone else?

Iheartcrunchiebars Thu 21-Mar-13 18:13:54

Bad use of apostrophes. Sorry!

Sorry to all having bad backs already. Is spd something that can go away/ be fixed or are you stuck with it now until the baby comes? That's rubbish for you brew

The other girl at work who is 5 days ahead of me but is telling people has her booking in appointment tomorrow. No news about mine yet and when I called this afternoon the answer phone said they close at 2.30 so I will have to try again tomorrow. I am going to ask her all about it afterwards but try not to sound too interested!

I asked my one colleague who knows I am pregnant if she thought people would be able to tell yet because of my expanding tummy and she said yes but mainly because your boobs are now enormous and ridiculously out of proportion with the rest of you. confused hopefully no one will be cheaky enough to ask me though, and my head won't guess before I put in my application to go on to the upper pay scale from September...

Ok I think the scan picture is up, but not on my profile like 34, but in my photo gallery - let me know if you can see it smile

Crunchy we are having our kitchen done so for two weeks all I have had for dinner is takeaway or boxes of salad bits that I really don't fancy and just eat the bread and melon while DH eats the rest or we leave it rotting in the fridge. Such a waste of money and I am probably malnourished but hoping the pregnancy vitamin tablets are keeping the little bean happy for now. Can't wait to to have a proper cooked meal again!

I see it! Thanks for putting it up. You can see the face quite clearly, lovely!

So cute bowl smile

Smitten1981 Thu 21-Mar-13 18:41:18

I can see it bowlfull congrats! Still two weeks till mine, hurry up time!

pinksky Thu 21-Mar-13 18:41:18

Pear drops, crunchie, mmmm. My eating isn't great but I'm only 9 weeks, so hoping it'll get better soon. Grazing on carbs to keep the nausea at bay.

bowlfull your scan pic is lovely smile so pleased it was great. Interesting that people have feelings about boys and girls. I'm convinced were having a girl. Anyone else predicting?

roxvox Thu 21-Mar-13 18:42:17

Very cute bowl!

As for food, DH is complaining that I only seem to be eating carbs! I don't fancy anything else though. I detest the idea of most of the food I used to eat weekly. I still have the problem that, once I've eaten something (no matter how much I wanted it), I can't stomach the idea of it again for a few weeks. And for the past few days I seem to be constantly hungry!

Pinksky, me and DH both think it is a girl, but it is probably just because the two babies we see most often are girls. I want one of each ideally so don't mind really but think a girl first might be easiest. I also have the occasional feeling that they are twins, which run in DHs family, but I don't think I have been ill enough. Though we have seen surprises do happen!

Umlauf Thu 21-Mar-13 18:51:18

Wow that's such a clear pic bowl! you must be really pleased with it!

I'm in bed now with a crap back. DH cooking chorizo with chickpeas and crusty French bread. Despite the nausea my appetite never wavered!

Sal1977 Thu 21-Mar-13 18:54:01

Well after the traumas of today, I just couldn't think what to have for dinner, so we've ended up with KFC (grim) with creme eggs for pudding!! Healthy or what??! Haha

Iheartcrunchiebars Thu 21-Mar-13 18:59:26

All of your dinners sound lush....constant takeaways (my dream!), chorizo and chickpeas (yum), KFC and creme eggs (epic)!

pinksky Thu 21-Mar-13 18:59:52

Yep still time for a surprise, orangeblossom! Most of the recent babies I know are boys but I get on particularly well with my niece so I think that's swaying my thinking.

Everyone else's food sounds great, but if it was in front of me I couldn't eat it! DH doing avocado and halloumi salad I think. Need to force some non-carbs down

Have a lovely evening everyone X

Haylebop12 Thu 21-Mar-13 19:09:15

Take away here too but we always do ok a Thursday! It's our get together time with my parents.

Indian mmmm :-)

Congrats on the scan bowl lovely clear pic.

PseudoBadger Thu 21-Mar-13 19:11:08

We're having baked potato with cheese and beans.

Umlauf Thu 21-Mar-13 19:13:43

Ah so jealous of the Indian Hayle! It's the one thing I miss more than anything else about England! I have an .indian neighbour and wondering i can convince him to cook for me!

PseudoBadger Thu 21-Mar-13 19:16:52

Great pics everyone!

I've had a symptomd free day today and have been eating like a pig all day after hardly eating at all for weeks. I've just had dinner and Dd3s dinner is in the kitchen awaiting her return from badminton club. I am so tempted to scoff it and just give her a tin of soup. I don't know whether to be worried or delighted.
Has anyone else had a sudden lack of symptoms?

Soupqueen Thu 21-Mar-13 19:18:26

I didn't have the energy to make anything other than beans on toast!

I've developed a real aversion to salad leaves - used to eat tonnes of them but can't bear the thought atm.

Natalieand Thu 21-Mar-13 19:32:54

Egg chips and beans with bread and butter

Have had an upset stomach again today so just hoping it stays in one place lol

Scan pic looks amaze jelly 1 week 6 days till my scan now not that I'm counting

Jacket potatoe and beans sounds absolutely amazing right now

ananikifo Thu 21-Mar-13 19:42:24

Aw I love seeing the scan photos! Congrats 34 and bowl! I would put my 9 week scan on but it just looks like a peanut-shaped blob. (My little peanut-shaped blob!)

I'm so jealous of dinners! I had Subway. Again. Our electrics have been acting up and the landlord took four days to fix it, so most of our food from the fridge is ruined, and we don't have the energy to do a big supermarket shop on a weeknight. I say most because I plan to keep the condiments and jam, but I'm afraid of getting (more) sick so most things are going in the trash. Now that it's been fixed, and I'm getting less sick, I'm going to start having live yoghurt and I hope that'll help with the digestive problems and thrush.

Pinksky DH, my mom and I all think it's a girl. DH and I have been talking about names and we seem to naturally spend 90% of the time talking about girls' names.

SeriousStuff Thu 21-Mar-13 19:43:29

Beans on toast here! Need to do a food shop...

Great pic Jelly mine was definitely taken too early - all the scans I've seen here so far are much bigger than the head and tiny feet I have!

I had kung po chicken with fried noodles. I've just finished off the 4yr olds leftovers too. Had a vegetable moussaka at lunch time and have been snacking on toasted fruit loaf and mashed banana. I'm half way through a massive bag of rhubarb and custard boiled sweets too. My mouth hurts from sucking them but I can't stop.
There's leftover sticky toffee pudding in the fridge calling my name too. My appetite is most definitely back.

Flyer747 Thu 21-Mar-13 19:55:23

Healthy tea here....bag of cheddars, Vimto chewy Bon bons (lush) pre pregnancy I was a health freak with food, don't quite know what happened!

Natalie chips and egg, yummy my favourite I bloody love it and have been craving a fried or poached egg for ages, can we eat runny eggs because I sooo want one?

Congrats to scan ladies today x

cazboldy Thu 21-Mar-13 19:56:45

we had salmon parcels with cheese inside wrapped in bought pastry, new potatoes, and peas.....

I really fancied it earlier, but the smell of it cooking really put me off..... I only ate about 3 mouthfuls.... now I have just had a bag of wotsits and a cadbury's caramel....... but now i fancy the salmon again and its cold angry

ffs!

Soupqueen Thu 21-Mar-13 19:58:38

NHS says no to runny egg sad

And someone on the bus, Cherry?, was hospitalised due to salmonella from undercooked egg so I'm not taking the risk.

Flyer747 Thu 21-Mar-13 19:58:52

Natalie I have just read out to DP what you had for tea his exact words were "oh go make me chips and egg with bread and butter" so off I go into the kitchen :-)

Natalieand Thu 21-Mar-13 20:02:56

caz I second that! I'm on sofa heating blaring with fleeces blanket wrapped round me still with goosebumps!

Does anyone watch hollyoaks?

funkky Thu 21-Mar-13 20:05:39

Had my scan today and baby wasn't very clear via gel/ tummy thingy so she asked if I wanted a vaginal one done and I said yes! Loved it! healthy perfect looking baby but it wouldn't stay still enough for her to get a nuchal done. It kept tossing and turning, guess cause i had a spicy meal an hour before scan ? So we are booked again within a week to see if baby stays still this time.

Tbh not too fussed about risk of downs as we wouldnt not progress but couldn't resist the offer of another scan and will get pics then.

I went in at 12+2 but got dated for 13+1 so edd is now 25th sept, but will lurk round here please. Congrats bowl

funkky Thu 21-Mar-13 20:08:44

Re spd: I got referred to NHS physio but will be going private next week as pain is getting intense around the hips and don't know how long nhs will take before getting an appointment.

Also may be starting a new job and the thought of limping in on first day is feeling me with dread!

Sal1977 Thu 21-Mar-13 20:29:43

I asked my MW about dippy egg and she said as long as the white isn't snotty and the egg has a lion stamp, crack on!

I think it turned out to be a bug rather than salmonella in the end didn't it?

JellyCurls Thu 21-Mar-13 20:32:31

Funky I also have private Physio appointment as can't get a hold of my midwife. Physio reckons she can realign me again and says no reason I should suffer, hope she's right

Natalieand Thu 21-Mar-13 20:39:37

funkky just wondering and not intending to offend so please excuse me when I ask, are u over weight? I'm like size 22 and worried I'm gunna be too big for a abdominal 12 week scan but makes me feel better knowing they do vaginal scans for other ppl too. If that makes sense

Flyer747 Thu 21-Mar-13 20:45:40

Sal you just made my day with egg advice....totes amaze. Thanks

Sal1977 Thu 21-Mar-13 21:02:09

Christ, you better not get sick from a fried egg now Flyer!! Haha

Sal1977 Thu 21-Mar-13 21:02:55

I've been cracking through fried egg sarnies and rolls...bleddy lush innit!!

roxvox Thu 21-Mar-13 21:09:45

I bought a full on cheese pizza for dinner, but passed out as soon as I got in the door and have only just woken up... I can't decide whether it's too late in the evening to eat that much cheese.

Natalieand Thu 21-Mar-13 21:14:13

Do it roxvox baby's asking for it lol x

funkky Thu 21-Mar-13 22:20:09

natalie its not a problem you asking. am a size 12. Lady tried all sorts, made me empty my bladder, said I probably had too much gas in there and she saw I was near panic mode then offered to do the scan internally. It may be worth asking as its so much clearer.

jelly pain is intense as hubby is having to lift me sometimes, I mentioned the pain in earlier thread and some ladies advised to see physio quickly and I am now thinking should have listened then. Hope yours is not too bad still.

cherrycherry41 Thu 21-Mar-13 22:57:27

NOOOOO DONT EAT RUNNY EGG- LION STAMPED OR NOT!!!!! confused
Sorry, for anyone that didnt know- i followed that same advice and at 7 wks pg i was food poisoned and hospitalised by a dippy egg which gave me bacterial colitus which made my bowels bleed and i was severely dehydrated.
Up to you whether to take the risk but i'll put it this way - the pain was that bad id rather have sextuplets vaginally with no pain relief than go through that again!

Rant over smile

In other news, we've started talking baby names! Making it oh so real now smile
Scan in 5 days grin

cherrycherry41 Thu 21-Mar-13 22:59:01

(excuse the terrible english there!)

roxvox Thu 21-Mar-13 23:06:53

Natalieand I settled for a bowl of cereal! At least baby is still getting the calcium then smile

I've taken the day of my scan off work. The scan is at 8.20am and I figured that if it's bad news then I'm not going to be in any fit state for work so will spend the rest of the day stuffing my face with ice cream, and if it is good news then I can spend the rest of the day doing everything that I've been avoiding for risk of tempting fate (looking up baby names, window shopping for prams and cots, making final plans as to how we're going to tell our families etc). I seriously hope it's the latter of those 2 planned days off! Roll on a week today...

Umlauf Fri 22-Mar-13 07:12:57

It's scan day!!!!!

I've barely slept at all from excitement, its like Christmas Eve!

ananikifo Fri 22-Mar-13 07:15:05

Good luck umlauf!

JellyCurls Fri 22-Mar-13 07:17:44

Good luck umlauf x

pinksky Fri 22-Mar-13 07:43:13

Happy scan day, Umlauf!

roxvox Fri 22-Mar-13 07:46:21

Happy scan day umlauf! What time is your scan?

Natalieand Fri 22-Mar-13 07:47:20

Good luck umlauf!! Fingers crossed for u xxx

10+2, panicking a little as all my symptoms have gone with the exception of tiredness, which could just be a co-incidence. No sore boobs :-( no feeling sick. Which were my 2 main ones. Why can't me scan be next week :-(

Soupqueen Fri 22-Mar-13 07:52:29

Good luck Umlauf!

I wish my scan was closer too, Natalie. I'm 11 weeks today and won't get it until 12+5. Still, given how long we've waited so far, it's really not that long.

Happy Friday all.

HotSoupDumpling Fri 22-Mar-13 07:58:23

So exciting Umlauf! I can't wait for this secrecy to end, but it will be several more weeks for me before my scan.

Umlauf Fri 22-Mar-13 08:00:04

Thank you everyone! It's at 9.30 your time, going to leave soon. I'm 12+4 but not at all sure about that and hopefully will get a due date today!

Natalie try not to panic, I had similar and was excellently reassured by everyone here. The placenta starts doing more and so you start feeling less. My symptoms came back though!

Also, my boobs don't feel so sore in the mornings so maybe just walk around and give them some gravity to help a bit?!

Wispa123 Fri 22-Mar-13 08:22:09

Umlauf - we are scan buddies!! Mine is at lunch time today. Albeit a private one as NHS have stuffed up (there's a surprise!). Actually quite nervous and the snow isn't helping...terrified I won't get there! Just wanna know everything is ok and how many there are! Twins run in both sides of my family and I have quite a hefty bump already! Good luck! Eeeek! Very VERY VERY excited too!!!!!

Wispa123 Fri 22-Mar-13 08:23:05

Oh and I'm 11 + 5 today! ish!

legallyblond Fri 22-Mar-13 08:26:40

Good luck Umlauf and Wispa - thinking of you both x

Wispa - would be awesome to have a twin buddy!!!!

48 hours from scan came and went so we can assume both twins are low risk for downs, turners, edwards etc. Smsll hurdles at a time us my approach with this (now much more risky) pregnancy.

PseudoBadger Fri 22-Mar-13 08:32:43

10 weeks today. I'm starting to worry now as my mc was at 11+6 and that getting closer...

char1eston Fri 22-Mar-13 08:41:27

Enjoy your scans today wispa and umlauf

Congrats on the twins, legally grin

Flyer - tmi from me too but yes, I am experiencing the joy of piles confused had them with dd and tbh the pain of the piles hurt more than my stitches post birth. I am going to get a pile cushion in ready this time. Oh the joy!

I think I have uploaded my 12 week scan should anyone want to have a peak. I think I'm having a goblin!

char1eston Fri 22-Mar-13 08:41:56

On and badger - stay strong x

Yay, more pics and scans! Its a beautiful goblin char1eston. In my DS's 12 weeks scan he looked like Mr Burns - not sure if it was a hand or what but he had a proper massive hooked nose lol.

Good luck Wispa and Umlauf, let us know how you get on.

Pseudo I know it is easier said then done, but try not to worry. Every pregnancy and baby is different and there is no reason why you would be more likely to have MC near 12 weeks this time around. When is your scan? Not much longer to wait I hope!

Haylebop12 Fri 22-Mar-13 09:00:34

char1 congrats on the scan, so clear!

pseudo I know how you feel, I had this last week. I am now 10+5 and had my mc at 9+2. Hence why I booked private scan at 10+0/1. Hope you don't have to wait much longer for yours.

Back to square one for me. Just seen my crunchy nut cornflakes for the second time this morning. Dd at school so at my mums for some tlc smile

Haylebop12 Fri 22-Mar-13 09:01:10

Oh and good luck for today's scans!

pinksky Fri 22-Mar-13 09:05:50

Good luck, wispa! Hope it's a great scan.

Lovely to see more scan pics, thanks for sharing, char1eston.

Pseudo, I echo what bowlfull says--every pregnancy is different. Hope you're scan is soon.

I'm hoping my scan date will come through soon. I'm away with work for 1.5weeks around my 12 weeks. I really hope they fit me in early.

pinksky Fri 22-Mar-13 09:06:57

Crap, Hayle-- so sorry to hear that. It's good you can be looked after by your mum. Take care.

cazboldy Fri 22-Mar-13 10:15:33

urgh hayle -poor you x

good Luck with the scans today ladies smile

we had a lovely new baby calf born this morning - am off to go and put her a coat on (it's really cold here today and the wind is like a knife and she's shivering) and give her a bottle smile

SeriousStuff Fri 22-Mar-13 10:30:50

Good luck with all the scans today! And pseudo just take care of yourself and take each day as it comes. Are you getting an early scan because of your previous experience?

Flyer747 Fri 22-Mar-13 10:31:02

Omg Caz that's so adorable a little calf with a coat on bless....

Hope scans all go ok

PseudoBadger Fri 22-Mar-13 10:36:28

No early scan offered, it's on the 6th April at 12+1

Rockchick1984 Fri 22-Mar-13 11:13:29

Pseudo although it must be terrifying for you, I actually think it will be better for you to only have the scan later than your previous mc - that way you know you're past the stage you got to last time rather than having an early scan and still worrying constantly. I'm sure everything will be ok this time though thanks

Good luck today scan ladies!

10 weeks today, and my prescription exemption card has just arrived, less than 2 weeks after I applied which seemed pretty good!

Smitten1981 Fri 22-Mar-13 11:21:18

rockchick How do you apply for a card? No one has mentioned it to me, although I did tell the woman at the chemist yesterday and she put the prescription through for free anyway!

Umlauf Fri 22-Mar-13 11:25:45

I'm back! It was brilliant but long! It took 3 goes on the tummy ultrasound and TWO goes on the vag-cam before she could get any measurements. I had to take my trousers and knickers off in front of DH which I wasn't expecting (yes its fine at home!) and I will have to get over these inhibitions by October!

It took about an hour so i have a lazy and naughty baby! Tinyface was stubborn and not moving much so she kept prodding me, both with the tummy thing AND the vag cam (ouch!) The whole time DH was watching and grinning madly but I couldn't see the screen. They made me go for a wee and told me off for drinking beforehand! I had a brief chance to watch the baby when she had finally done some measurements and it waved a bit and jumped up and down.

No luck with gender. The downs risk is 1:3443 so I'm pleased with that, and the risk of other abnormalities (edwards/patau) 1:100000 which is fab! She put me at 13 weeks and gave an approximate date of 30th September. Baby is 67.7mm!

I didn't have to pay for any photos but they are not very good as they only give you the ones they take for the nuchal measurements here so no full body shots. Ill put the best one on my profile but its not great sad

And as I'm 13 weeks instead of the 12 I thought, I'm in the second trimester!! Hooray!

Sal1977 Fri 22-Mar-13 11:52:20

Smitten, have you had your booking in apt yet? I was given my form then and just had to get my docs surgery to stamp it. Took about 2 weeks to come through after that.

Was it Pink that had some brown spotting? I've had a bit more today but nothing that has reached my undies, just when I have a root around. Sorry ladies, pretty grim I know. Just wondered what they said yours was?

I'm determined not to be one of the horrid statistics....

pinksky Fri 22-Mar-13 12:02:18

Smitten, I also gone mine at booking in and exactly as Sal says, take it to your GP to be stamped, then you'll get a little card. You should also be able to get free prescriptions/dental care whilst you're waiting for the card.

sal, it was me. It's let up a bit now, but it's been on and off since week 5. At my scan they said my uterus was bruised. possibly from implantation? I've been looking for info and have seen different explanations e.g., mucous plug regenerating. If you have cramps with it I would get it looked at. How long til your scan?

Umlauf, great news! Sorry your bean was being difficult, but how lovely to be 13 weeks smile

Smitten1981 Fri 22-Mar-13 12:15:30

No, It wasn't even mentioned at my booking in appointment and I did ask the nurse for one yesterday, but she said you have to get one from your midwife. I don't think I have another midwife appt till 16 weeks, which is ages away!

To be honest the whole booking in/midwife thing has been a complete shambles. I'm not holding out much hope for decent maternity care to be honest.

Flyer747 Fri 22-Mar-13 12:16:09

Umlauf smashing news and wowsers a whole week put forward. Congrats on entering the 2nd Trimester :-) x

Smitten1981 Fri 22-Mar-13 12:18:19

I didn't even get given a number to contact a midwife on, which is worrying if anything goes wrong.

These scan pics are all very exciting, hope I can escape without a dildo cam!

Sal1977 Fri 22-Mar-13 12:20:19

Umlauf - great news! And bloody jammy to be moved up a week!

Smitten, I'd give your midwife a call and ask her to send you a form. You'll only need it if you need to get a prescription but even then, tell them you've got a bun in the oven and you shouldn't have to pay for it anyway.

Pink, no cramps, just a tiny bit of brownish mucus I guess you could call it when I root around. I had it at 6 weeks as well and that turned out ok, so here's hoping! How far along are you now?

JellyCurls Fri 22-Mar-13 12:23:33

Umlauf glad scan went well even though it was not a very nice experience so glad I have never had to have a dildo cam scan. We are now due-date buddies smile

Sal1977 Fri 22-Mar-13 12:24:28

Oh and have managed to get an early scan on Tuesday. 12 weeker is the following Thursday. So if all is well, we'll get a double peek at the bubba. If not, at least we know sooner rather than later. What a shitter though to get to nearly 12 weeks and its a goner! Anyway, that's not gonna happen, so that little wotsit had better cling on in there!!

SeriousStuff Fri 22-Mar-13 12:26:46

Umlauf I am so pleased for you but also incredibly jealous, having been put back a total of 8 days after all my scans! Here's to lucky 13!

pinksky Fri 22-Mar-13 12:29:02

Great that you're getting a scan soon, sal. I'm only 9+1, due 24/10 so way behind everyone else! I'm thinking of booking a private scan next week, finding it hard waiting--it feels like I'm investing a lot in something that might not work out.

Umlauf Fri 22-Mar-13 12:33:41

jelly that's great! Ill race you wink ! The dildo cam was unpleasant but I think it was meant to be part of it anyway. It was ready and waiting in all its glory when I entered the room. And it would explain them not wanting me to drink anything. Hopefully by 20 weeks, the next one, we won't need it.

Now got to think about telling people. I don't really want to pop it on Facebook yet. Hmm....

roxvox Fri 22-Mar-13 12:42:36

Congrats umlauf! Very jealous, but just less than a week now until mine!

smitten I am the same. Dreading them whipping out the dildo cam for my scan!

PseudoBadger Fri 22-Mar-13 12:49:03

Yes it really is a shitter Sal....

Natalieand Fri 22-Mar-13 13:03:22

Congrats on the scan umlauf glad everything is coming along nicely! Extremely jel u r 13 weeks and I'm only 10+2 lol. I'm half expecting to have my days put back as when I had my scan at 5 weeks she put me back 8 days and said edd is 24/10 but not to put it down in writing as bean is so small the early it's near on impossible to accurately measure so is more of a guesstimate so I'm sticking with my edd from my lmp until I'm told otherwise (as my 12 week scan is based on lmp date as ill be exactly 12 weeks on scan day)

Who else is scanning today? Love to hear all the scanning stories

Sal1977 Fri 22-Mar-13 13:06:03

Sorry if that sounded insensitive, but Seriously Badger, I can totally understand your anxiety, I had a MC about 18 months ago but way way earlier than you and that was crap. Everyone gets hung up on the 12 week mark and you're safe if you pass that, blah blah blah, but we're trying to wait til the 20 week scan before telling anyone other than immediate family and closeset friends. Definitely not doing a big announce on FB!!

Afternoon ladies

Loving the scan pics bowl, Char1 and umlauf Not loving the sound of minge-cam... at least you got to see your bub though umlauf, it's got such a cute little button nose!

hayle sorry you are feeling rubbish today flowers

funkky we are now due date buddies for Sep 25th! smile

Quick question - had the nuchal scan and blood test done on tuesday morning, would I have heard by now if it was a bad result? My NT measurement was 1.6mm (which I googled and is normal for a 65mm baby) but obviously they put that into the computer with my blood and weight and age etc. Has anyone had theirs back and how long did it take? My MW said 'about 48 hrs for a bad result' so am I safe now?

I had egg and chips for dinner last night confused. I always make sure the snotty bit around the yoke is cooked (as I can't bear the thought of eating it cos of the texture) by flipping it over for a bit... It was lion marked but worried no after cherrys post.

Any other scans today?

congrats umlauf we are around the same date smile

Sorry if tmi but i had loads of shooting pains up my fanjo today so much so i called antenatal triage blush apparently all is well and this is normal so if anyone else is getting what feels like electric shocks up there dont worry!!

I was also sick as a dog in Morrison's toilet while doing my shopping today! nothing for weeks then today its all go she must be on a growth spurt!!

Haylebop12 Fri 22-Mar-13 14:34:03

falcon yes I've had that, not recently though. Took my breath away!

2w 4d till my scan :-( come on time go faster.

Have had a 3 hour nap and feeling better. Have taken some more tabs and had a cuppa and some cheese on toast. So far so good......

cherrycherry41 Fri 22-Mar-13 14:37:47

34 didnt mean to worry anyone with my quite sharp comment! sad
I had poached egg, lion stamped and it was very slippery and yoke was very runny- i shouldnt have ate it but i took the advice from a mumsnetter that if eggs were lion stamped you were ok to have them runny. I ate them about 11am and by 3.30pm it had kicked in so i'd say you have nothing to worry about!
No one warns you that food poisioning can give you baceterial infections that can be extremely dangerous to your health they just say make sure eggs/chicken are cooked through- which means no runny yolk just to make sure!
Would not wish what i managed to get on anyone, even my worst enemy!

11+5 today and ive got a little bump! can feel it when i lie down its a hard little 'pot belly' just above my pubic bone! Starting to believe theres a baby in there grin

Rockchick1984 Fri 22-Mar-13 14:46:20

Cherry was your infection anything to do with being pregnant or would you have got it if you had eaten the same egg while not pregnant (if that makes sense)? I've never heard of eating eggs with a runny white still, my midwife advises that a runny yolk is fine though!

MOTU Fri 22-Mar-13 15:38:26

Right, very bad lurker here just popping in to say had my scan, all well, adjusted date to 8th oct, little bugger wouldn't stay still at all so the photos are all a bit random! Just thought I'd add another happy result to our thread stats!

Wickedgirl Fri 22-Mar-13 16:05:38

I had my early scan today and saw one tiny baby with a nice, strong heartbeat.

My dates have moved from 14th oct to 9th....so instead of being 10+4, I am now 11+2

I am very happy

Iheartcrunchiebars Fri 22-Mar-13 16:09:32

Congrats to today's scanning ladies. So lovely to hear everything is safe and well.

pinksky Fri 22-Mar-13 16:09:47

Congratulations, MOTU and Wickedgirl wonderful news! And you are now nearly due date buddies. Will you update the stats thread?

cherrycherry41 Fri 22-Mar-13 16:10:39

Rockchick it would have been unlikely i would have developed the infection were i not pregnant- my immune system would have 'kicked its ass' and apart from a bit of runny poo id have been fine. The consultant i had in hospital specialised in bacterial infections and he dismissed the midwifes view of 'its ok' to a certain number of risk foods as even though the risk is low (even though significantly higher whilst pregnant than your non-preggo self) you can still contract a number of diseases and infections not conpletely following the advice given. He see pregnant women come into the infectious diseases ward on a daily basis, it happens. He quite rightly suggested most midwives are not experts in every area and only have a basic knowledge of a number of things- harsh but true. I have a follow up appointment on 4th apr to check me over since my admission so i'll ask him what the actual risks are with 'high risk' foods during pregnancy xx

Smitten1981 Fri 22-Mar-13 16:17:40

Falcons I often wonder if the sickness is something to do with them growing. Most days I'm fine, but others (like yesterday) I'll feel so nauseous all day. Back to being fine today though - phew. I can't complain, one day a week is much better than my previous 5/7 days of sickness.

I wonder if there's any correlation? Does anyone know?

Hey cherry, don;t feel bad, glad of ALL advice, scarey or not! I think it's prob wroth avoiding any type of runny egg isn't. Hard boiled/fried/poached all the way for me now. Not worth the risk aye!

I'm off home to cook a rather large Chicken Stew and Dumplings with warm crusty bread! It is effing freezing in Essex (there's no snow yet).

HotSoupDumpling Fri 22-Mar-13 16:49:20

Oh god, totally jels of the chicken stew and dumplings 34 . But too morning sick (hah! 'evening sick') to think about cooking anything remotely imaginative!

smitten I am convinced it must be to do with growth with me the now posed it to the midwife she said could be.

Congrats motu and wickedgirl the 9th is my birthday half hoped baby bump due date would be then as my sons birthday is the day as my mums! DD is 29th sep so still might be!

Hi ladies, about 9+4 here and feeling rubbish, was proper sick today (and at my grandmas with my sister who neither know!) managed to hide it, just! Now I've got really bad indegestion and I haven't even ate the spag boll I have planned for tea! Sorry for the moan but DH is getting all the moaning of how knackered and bleugh I feel in rl, he did send me some lovely texts earlier when I was poorly though smile and he cleaned the kitchen last night after I had gone to bed!

notsoold Fri 22-Mar-13 17:38:56

Blondies....poor you!!!
Had an early scan ( private) today and now the dates agree...9 wweks and edd 25th October. As my dcs are always late I might be pushing to November so now I am in both threads!!!
Strong heartbeat and everything seems ok

Umlauf congratulations!!! Did they give you the figures then???

SeriousStuff Fri 22-Mar-13 17:48:12

34 I'm with you on warming, comfort food today - I'm making steak and ale pie and sticky toffee pudding. Can't wait to eat it, but really can't be bothered to cook at the moment!

SeriousStuff Fri 22-Mar-13 17:49:02

Oh, and great news MOTU and Wicked !

pinksky Fri 22-Mar-13 17:49:49

Oh yay thethreeblondies and notsoold -- similar EDDs to me. I was feeling woefully behind everyone. I'm guessing I might be Nov also, given it's my first.

Sorry for people still suffering with MS. smitten one paper I read hypothesised a link to placental development. Not sure if the link will work, but here. A [[http://www.cks.nhs.uk/CksContent/TopicReview/PreviousVersions/nausea_vomiting_in_pregnancy.pdf separate review summarises the argument:

Another hypothesis is that maintaining low levels of insulin in the first trimester of pregnancy is vital to early placental development [Huxley, 2000]. Human chorionic gonadotrophin (hCG) has been shown to activate the thyroid, stimulating the production and release of thyroxine, a stimulator of placental growth. Insulin has been reported to inhibit hCG production in the first trimester and therefore hinder placental growth.

But in reality I think very little is known!

pinksky Fri 22-Mar-13 17:53:29

Oops, second link is: www.cks.nhs.uk/CksContent/TopicReview/PreviousVersions/nausea_vomiting_in_pregnancy.pdf but there might be a more recent doc somewhere.

Congratulations on the scans, and on leaping forward with your due dates! Thanks for sharing lovely pictures and good news. It makes me feel more positive that things will all be ok. Dildo cam doesn't sound pleasant...

I called the hospital today to chase my appointment and they were helpful and friendly. They said they are currently doing letters for people due two days before me so it should be soon and I am on the system and would probably be on the 8th and 9th April. Am only 9+2 but was worried the letter might get lost and that I would end up missing it. Good that it will be in the Easter holidays so no awkward conversations with boss to book the time off work.

Off for a wedding this weekend. In the snow! I wonder how many people will guess I am pregnant from my larger size, no drinking and lack of energy to dance all night long. Hoping no one will ask directly as we don't want to announce it to all our friends tomorrow.

Head announced today that we are going to ask ofsted to come earlier than planned as we are ready, so probably next term while I am still there. Boo! Thought I would miss the next one!

legallyblond Fri 22-Mar-13 18:13:10

Congrats all re the happy scans! Any word from Wispa?

notso So glad you have had another scan and dates agree, big reassurance!

pinksky My 1st was three weeks early! So was expecting my 2nd early too but she came on her due date! I don't get too hung up on due dates I'll just be vague when people ask as I was with DD's I'll just say mid-end of october!

Bronzemoth Fri 22-Mar-13 18:36:27

Thanks for the links PinkSky. My MS has been coming and going but I was properly sick for the first time yesterday just as I thought it was getting better...

I told my mum today which was lovely. Although she pointed out she has literally got rid of the children's bunk beds and children's toys in the attic in the last month. I think she had given up all hope...

Orange - dildo cam, can be okay. I think it might be like smears some fine them 'okay' pain wise other ladies find them very uncomfortable. I had a dildo cam and it was 'okay'. I think my other half was more uncomfortable than me!

Natalieand Fri 22-Mar-13 18:40:16

I had dildo cam at 5 and again at 6 weeks and didn't find it uncomfortable or painful tbh.

What's on the menu for everyone tonight? Hubby is picking us up an Indian on the way home as a treat to satisfy my Craig's Nd a fruit pastille lolly for dinner that I absolutely NEED! Lol xxx

pinksky Fri 22-Mar-13 18:43:04

Three weeks early, blondies -- was it ok? Did it take up you by surprise?! A vague mid oct sounds sensible.

Bronze my parents had given up hope too, in fact my mum didn't even comprehend it when we told them and replied, 'sorry, you're getting a dog?' I also found dildo cam OK, far less uncomfy than a smear.

orange so pleased the hospital were good. Enjoy the wedding!

Hope everyone has lovely weekends in store X

pinksky Fri 22-Mar-13 18:45:54

Natalie we're having my nephew (5) and niece (3) for the weekend. It will be chaos! Just trying to work out what to do tomorrow given the weather.
DH has returned home with some foam banana sweets for me. mmm.

Haylebop12 Fri 22-Mar-13 18:50:34

orange my scan is 9th. Should be week before really but because of easter ill be 13+1.

So pleased to hear all the dates going forward! I've already got forward a day so I'm happy with that!

Only been sick the once this morning, slept 11-2 and been ok since. Not 100% but have kept everything down since then. Working tomorrow but don't think I'll do all 8 hours.

Dd took scan pic for show and tell today, she's so excited. I've also brought my first item for baby. Spotted it today, a babygro made to look like striped prison uniform with slogan "just done 9 months inside". I don't usually like slogan type things but as DH works in a prison I couldn't resist!

Yes Pinksky thankfully DD1 was a perfect little 6lb4! (by my dates I think she was about 2 weeks early, but scans said 3) Definitely took me by surprise, my waters went at 5am then I gradually started contracting through the day, she came out bang on midnight so I could choose her dob! Looking back I had signs it was coming, bump went low and uncomfortable and we were supposed to be staying out that night before waters went but I strongly wanted to come home.

With DD2 I only just got to hospital, was ready to push after 1st examination which caused my waters to go, 7lb4 which I guessed correctly straight afrer she popped out! grin

Haylebop12 Fri 22-Mar-13 18:53:29

Dd was also early by 16 days at 37+5 although weighed same as 40 weeker. wonder if this one will come a bit early?!

pinksky Fri 22-Mar-13 18:58:05

Brilliant, blondies grin So I guess this one is likely to have a swift entry to the world too.

Glad to hear you're doing ok, Hayle

Natalieand Fri 22-Mar-13 19:36:15

I always wondered what happened I a baby was born at dead on midnight I assumed their bday would just be the following day! How exciting to be able to choose!

Mmmm foam banana sweets!

I've just had a roast chicken dinner and am now sitting here eating another bag of rhubarb and custard boiled sweets. I'm contemplating breaking into the stash of cadburys mini eggs and dairy milk caramel eggs I've got hidden in the cupboard for easter.
I'm so enjoying being able to eat again.

Umlauf Fri 22-Mar-13 20:16:12

We´ve just had the loveliest news! DHs brother, who we were dreading telling as he is on his 5th round of IVF with his wife (moved abroad to her home country as they used up the NHS ones) is expecting his first child too!! There will be cousins within a couple of months of each other!! So so so so happy! Didn´t think today could go any better!!! gringrin

That is lovely news. I bet they thought it would never happen for them.

roxvox Fri 22-Mar-13 22:20:27

That's fantastic news umlauf! I always feel very fortunate that DH and I managed to get pregnant first time. It must be so difficult for those who have to keep trying and then have to go down the ivf route, so I am really pleased for them.

Also lovely to think you'll have someone in real life who you can share your pregnancy symptoms with!

Wispa123 Sat 23-Mar-13 07:24:03

Well our scan was absolutely amazing!! Can't believe how much we could see! Little fingers and toes wriggling around, strong heart beat, excellent blood flow, even saw its stomach! Totally in awe! Everything looks great and got 6 pics!!!! Apparently it's not camera shy!! Must take after mummy!! Also a week further on than we thought so new due date is Oct 1st!! Have since picture messaged almost everyone in my address book! So lovely to hear everyone's comments! Def all a lot more real for DH too! He couldn't take his eyes on the monitor! Just awaiting blood results but not too worried as she said everything looked really good! Just 1 too! Lots of twins in the family! Phew! Good luck to everyone else! Hope your experience is as fab as ours!!!!

Congrats whispa! Sounds like a fab scan and pulled forward like me! Brilliant! Can we see a pic?

My other half was silent throughout, just staring at the tv, then when she was done, he just said 'lovely stuff' grin

2inches of snow here...

Iheartcrunchiebars Sat 23-Mar-13 08:27:50

Lovely post wispa. I'm getting quite emotional!

Oh umlauf that is wonderful news about your BIL! Are they a bit ahead or a bit behind you? Did they tell when you told your news, or did they tell first? How lovely that you can both feel joyous about your PGs without that sadness or anxiety either way x x

Also loving all the scan pics, it's very reassuring. I didn't buy a fetal Doppler after all, just holding out for the scan on 3 April. Feels a long way away but hoping Easter will make it go more quickly.

roofio87 Sat 23-Mar-13 09:28:50

hello ladies!! sorry I haven't read everything that's going on on here the last few days, and I don't want to be all me me me, but......... its my birthday and dp just proposed!!! I am over the moon!!! the ring is beautiful and its all just perfect!!" grin grin grin

Rockchick1984 Sat 23-Mar-13 09:31:44

Congratulations Roofio!!!! Will you try and get married before the baby arrives or wait until after? Happy birthday, what a lovely start to the morning!

Natalieand Sat 23-Mar-13 09:35:44

Big congrats to u and your df roofio!! R u gunna wait till after baby is born for the big day? :-) xxx

Umlauf Sat 23-Mar-13 09:47:26

Aaaaaahhhh congratulations roofio!!!!! And Happy birthday!! flowers !!!

I know its early but are you having the wedding before or after the birth?!?!?

I am so so happy for my BIL! They are only 2 weeks along but for the first time in 5 rounds of IVF implantation has caught. Still massively worried for her because I know how risky the first 12 weeks are and its their last chance really. We were so nervous about telling them being younger and conceiving first try, so we talked to FIL about it and he said he wasn't meant to say as early days but he didn't think they'd mind!!

roxvox Sat 23-Mar-13 10:56:01

Congratulations roofio! More fantastic news smile What an amazing start to your birthday! I hope you continue to have a brilliant day x

Congrats roofio have an amazing day!! xxxxx

roofio87 Sat 23-Mar-13 12:04:30

thank you everyone!! so happy and still in shock lol!!
umlauf so had for ur bil and sil,must make ur news even more exciting to share!
I can't wait for the scan on Tuesday now,going to be the best week of my life!!grin grin

Natalieand Sat 23-Mar-13 12:16:54

What's everyone craving this week? I'm really needing bacon flavoured crisps, wheat crunches, frazzles, Pom bears, or walker bacon flavour crisps in a sandwich mmmmmm lol

char1eston Sat 23-Mar-13 12:42:18

Congratulations Roofio and happy birthday smile
Great news about your bil umlauf and fingers crossed for an uneventful pregnancy for them

roofio what a wonderful thing to happen! A very good day on our bus! x x

racheld33 Sat 23-Mar-13 13:18:30

Wow roofio what a brilliant day-enjoy! smile

Smitten1981 Sat 23-Mar-13 13:19:41

OMG I feel amazing today. We even managed to venture out to look at buggies in John Lewis. This is the first Saturday I haven't felt like death!

Hope this is goodbye to feeling ill.

Congrats on the engagement roofio how exciting!

JethroTull Sat 23-Mar-13 13:25:59

Congrats Roofio what a great birthday present.

Umlauf you must be really pleased for them. Fingers crossed for a smooth 9 months. I think being pregnant after IVF is terrifying. I'm so worried that perhaps I 'wasn't meant to be pregnant' that something will go wrong. I worry that even thinking the baby actually being here will jinx it. Am hoping that after my scan on Monday I might feel less psycho about it all'

Just a quick one noticed while shopping online mamas and papas have a huge 50% off sale which includes some great pushchair deals!

My DH is away for a job interview this afternoon I hope so much he will get the job will make preparing for the baby so much easier!! I also noticed mother care has 3 for 2 on feeding and changing stuff!!

Iheartcrunchiebars Sat 23-Mar-13 15:01:04

Congratulations roofio!!! Brilliant news. Have a big glass of.....errr schoer? Xxxxxx

roxvox Sat 23-Mar-13 15:16:06

DH took me out for lunch today. I ordered a prawn mayonnaise sandwich and then had a sudden panic on that I shouldn't be eating prawns or mayonnaise without knowing how it is prepared. The lady was just finishing up the sandwich when I interrupted her and explained my situation... She was very understanding and made me a ham salad sandwich instead! It probably would have been fine, but I didn't want to risk it!

I can't wait until after my scan on Thursday! If everything is going ok in there then I will be straight on all of the baby websites looking at cots, prams, clothing, nappies... And whatever else I can think of!

Lovely news roofio. I'm busy making caramel shortcake with the kids. Perhaps I should have something proper to eat though before I start on the rubbish.

Tarlia Sat 23-Mar-13 16:59:30

Roofio Huge congratulations!! You must be so excited :D

Umla that's amazing news, they must be so excited. I have my fingers firmly crossed for them.

MoN millionaires shortbread? What ever it is sounds amazing. Your tales of eating make me smile, I so cannot wait to feel better! If last times anything to go by 4 weeks to go.

Hope you are all having a lovely Saturday!

Yes*Tarlia*same as millionaires shortbrea It's only the past couple of days that I've felt like eating again. I'm so making up for the previous 10 weeks.

Tarlia Sat 23-Mar-13 17:28:51

Yum! How old are your other children? I'm 12 weeks tomorrow. Lasted until 16 last time, fingers crossed not this time!!

Sephy Sat 23-Mar-13 17:39:50

Just got back from my booking apointment which went well - nice midwife and well prepared from hearing from others what would happen. So much Bounty pack bumf - is anyone going to sign up for the free stuff or is it just a load of marketing for life?

Smitten1981 Sat 23-Mar-13 17:49:27

I didn't bother with any of the Bounty stuff as it looks like an excuse for never ending junk mail to me.

Just found out that DH's nan has been telling everyone that we're expecting as his mum has had a few 'congratulations' phone calls. FFS! We're still two weeks off the scan! So annoyed.

cazboldy Sat 23-Mar-13 17:52:08

Congrats roofio grin xxxx

HotSoupDumpling Sat 23-Mar-13 18:17:58

Congrats Roofio! How lovely.

Smitten, that's SO frustrating, I feel your pain.

Nothing happening here, due to MS I'm spending most of the day horizontal.

having a rough day emotionally today, I know it's probably just hormones gone ary but I feel so sad about my life and what I have to offer bump when he/she arrives sad

chickieno1 Sat 23-Mar-13 18:35:37

Congrats roofio

Tarlia it wasn't that yum actually. The base was undercooked. Kids not complaining though. My gang are 3 girls aged 4,10 and 11 and a boy who's 12.

Aww falcon I'm sure you'll be a great mum. All kids need really is to be loved and fed.

thanks motherofnations just wish I lived in a nice area not a crummy 2 bed council flat in a poor deprived dreary area of Scotland he ho I know I'm being silly!

Where in Scotland are you? I'm in Glasgow.

Sal1977 Sat 23-Mar-13 20:04:42

Hooray Roofie!! If you decide to tie the knot before baby is born, check out Tiffany Rose for maternity wedding dresses, it's where mine is from and they have some gorgeous frocks!!!

Still a bit of brown gooey spotting here, swinging between being convinced its all gonna be ok to baby is a goner....long wait til Tuesday. sad

Soupqueen Sat 23-Mar-13 20:33:00

Congratulations and happy birthday Roofio!

Lovely to hear all the scan news, and super news about your brother and sister in law, Umlauf.

Tarlia Sat 23-Mar-13 20:53:55

Hehe shame it didn't work out MoN still, kids are pretty forgiving. Sounds like you have a fun bunch smile

falcon try not to be down, you will be an amazing mum. Doesn't matter where you live or what you can provide new all a baby needs is love, food, warmth, and safety - you can give a baby all of that. The ability to love and respect your child is the main gift anyone can give, money or brand new things mean nothing to a child, hell my sons fav toys for the longest time were 3 empty water bottles filled with things (water & glitter, pasta and lentils).

Wispa123 Sat 23-Mar-13 21:11:37

Thanks for all the lovely comments! So nice to share with u all! I would put a pic on but have absolutely no idea how!!!

Thanks tralia and mon you have really helped lift me today

mon I live in kirkcaldy it's dire

Tarlia Sat 23-Mar-13 21:22:48

I'm sorry to sound like I'm always complaining, but does anyone feel like they have lost touch with and the ability to make their own body happy? I have no idea if I'm hungry or full or about to be sick, I have a weird dead feeling, my stomach is knotted, churning and hurting all of the time. I remember this all day MS with DS but it seems so much worse this time. The only time I feel ok is when I'm asleep and even then I wake on the verge of throwing up.
I can literally sleep all day, today for example,last night I was in bed for 10am asleep by 10.30 and slept all night through, I got up at 6.30 and had a family breakfast, went to bed at 7am and slept until 10am, got up had a play and lunch with DS, I went to bed at 1pm while DS had his nap as I was falling asleep and slept until 5pm (OH just left me!! Which has made me feel so guilty, rubbish and lazy though they've had a ball and I usually do all the fun entertaining so shouldn't) and now I'm back in bed ready for sleep again. Is anyone else feeling this way? It's not like I'm throwing up all the time, only been properly sick a handful of days.

cazboldy Sat 23-Mar-13 21:36:53

very familiar Tarlia sad

especially the sleeping and the hungry/not hungry feeling

am so hoping it stops soon..... i'm getting behind with everything, which just makes me feel more shitty sad

i feel like i am being crap at everything at the minute!

Haylebop12 Sat 23-Mar-13 21:45:23

tarlia if I'm not eating, I'm sleeping!! Worked 10-6 today so no chance if a nap and I'm pooped! Going bed as soon as I've taken my meds at 10!

roofio congratulations!! How lovely :-)

All I want to eat at the mo is flamin got monster munch! Diet Pepsi is the only drink that doesn't taste rank but I realise its no good for me! Managed to control the sickness myself this time so I'm pleased.

Snow is super bad here (w.mids) and we literally live in a ditch so getting out and about is a bloody nightmare! Got a christening tomorrow so will be using taxis me thinks!! Hoping school is closed Monday bit even so it's walking distance so not the end of the world!

Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend :-)

Just realised why the caramel shortcake tasted weird. the flour was 6 months out of date. That'll be why macaroni cheese last week didn't taste right either.

Haylebop12 Sat 23-Mar-13 21:50:42

Sorry for the over usage of exclamation marks. Not quite sure what happened there hmm

I'm just getting past the complete exhaustion stage, which is just as well since Iwas up til 4.30 am because my bathroom flooded causing all the electrics to go so had to sit up waiting for the plumber and electician.

Natalieand Sat 23-Mar-13 22:01:21

tarlia just read your comments after literally having a convo with hubby that went something along the lines of 'I can't wait for this bloody scan, I don't even feel pregnant except the fact I can't keep my eyes open for more than two hours without feeling like I'm dying' lol I no we all get tired in day to day lives but literally nothin like since my BFP I stopped dd's naps just before Xmas as she was mucking about at bed time but now I'm letting her sleep again so I can cos if I don't have a sleep I fall asleep sitting up on sofa while she's playing at like 3-4pm which obv isn't safe at all but I don't even realise I'm asleep until she wakes me up cos she wants/needs something. Roll on the not feeling tired! Zx

JellyCurls Sat 23-Mar-13 22:05:07

Evening ladies big congrats to roofio (if it wasn't you who got engaged then have a congrats and pass it in to the right person please)

I am in SPD hell I can barely walk and am only 13 weeks. No bump and no extra weight to carry but already so sore. Was pushing ddc1 round in her buggy today and could have cried. Going to call midwife on Monday and in the meantime I am going to curl up in a wee ball and cry.

Sorry for self indulgent post but really feeling sorry for myself

roofio87 Sat 23-Mar-13 22:29:22

I'm still feeling pretty tired, but other symptoms,like the nausea are ebbing off a bit now. can't wait till Tuesday and I can know the little bean is ok and hit everyone with another load of good news, I don't do things by half!!
we're going to wait to get married until next year I think. even though I've known for years we would get married one day its so weird to actually talk about it now!!smile