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January 2014 - knicker checking, cramps, sore boobs, sickness, hungry, sleepy neurotic mums to be.... Roll on 12 week scan!!

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LittlePeaPod Mon 13-May-13 18:45:19

And off we go again....... grin

Ooh shiny new thread! Thanks Pod!

<marks place for later>

LittlePeaPod Mon 13-May-13 18:54:43

Yeeeaaaaa... Will keep posted link so we don't leave anyone behind... grin

Marking place smile

lovelilies Mon 13-May-13 19:15:01

Hello grin so difficult to keep up with you all!
DP bought a digital POAS today so we can have one to keep... do they 'keep'?
One minute it's all yay we're having a baby, then it's hmmm, is this real? I'm 4+4 today smile

lovelilies Mon 13-May-13 19:17:22

Sleepiness- I managed 11 hours straight last night, plus a 2 hour nap this afternoon grin
Got a 13 hour shift tomorrow so trying to bank some sleep before he he. 1st day back since bfp... will be hard not letting on!

Sultanajo Mon 13-May-13 19:17:40

Marking place - thanks very much pea! X

love the battery ran out on mine after about 48 hours.... I took a picture.

BumpAndGrind Mon 13-May-13 19:29:16

YoniIfYouSayPlease here with brand new NN!

Marking place! Thanks pea.

I'm going to a dinner with my boss tomorrow. Hoping she doesn't notice I'm off the wine, but she's a bit of a wine buff so she might well.

Congrats to those who've had good scans, and hugs to those for whom the news isn't so good.

Marking place! Thanks for doing this pea. Feeling really sickly now, the only time I don't is when I've just eaten. Trouble is I never know what it is I actually want to eat..

Foodylicious Mon 13-May-13 19:48:57

HI! so at the scan today I expected to be 6+5 weeks, think this is why she just did an external/normal ultrasound, she had to press really hard which was a bit painful in places (said she was pressing to hard as it was so small) and difficult with a full bladder! could see round sack with bean shape in the middle, could see the fluttery heart beath and everything!! she said all looked ok from what she could see, and gave me approx date of 6+1 based on size of 5mm (sooooo tiny!). But its just am approx date based on size as it varies quite a bit. Will get better idea at dating scan. Got booking in appt with MW tomorrow too!
this site has good info re sizes/what is going on
Oh and love the display stays on the digi ones for about 24hrs only, i took a photo of mine (all 5 of them)

BookTart Mon 13-May-13 19:51:39

Cheers pea marking my place while I wait for my food delivery to turn up. Don't they know I'm HUNGRY?!

Good luck to humpty for tomorrow and flowers to vengeful, littleballoffur and missmakes - be kind to yourselves.

MrsGSR Mon 13-May-13 19:55:35

I like the new thread name!

My digital ran out of battery after about 24 hours, but I took a couple pictures first smile

I think I'm hoping to book a scan for 9 weeks, did anyone speak to their midwives before booking the private scan?

TarkaTheOtter Mon 13-May-13 19:58:28

Can I join this thread please? Totally missed the boat on the last one!

I'm 5weeks2 days (due 11th Jan) with dc2. Chances are I'll actually be induced end Dec due to GD but crossing fingers I don't get it this time round and will be allowed to go to term.

TarkaTheOtter Mon 13-May-13 20:00:30

mrsgr I had a private scan at 10weeks with my dd and didn't tell the midwife beforehand. They gave me a report at the scan with measurements and I kept a copy in my notes but she didn't seem that interested.

MrsGSR Mon 13-May-13 20:02:01

Welcome Tarka smile just out of interest (if you don't mind me asking) where did you get your name?

Frizz1986 Mon 13-May-13 20:02:57

foody i took a photo of my digital test too. Just hope no one sees it on my phone! Was gutted when the results eventually disappeared.
Have another 2 saved to do before midwife on wednesday as well.

My boss asked me if i was ok today as she thought i looked tired, felt so bad lying. Have been getting all the girls in my office to join me in drinking lots more squash/water (going for the being healthy lie) in the hope that they wont find it weird me going to the toilet all the time as they will be too.
Also managed to slip into general being healthy conversation about my "nurse check up on wednesday just to make sure blood pressure and weight are ok" lol.
Hope they buy the lies and dont wonder if its something else.

Hoping dh will tell his folks on wed after i have seen the midwife as really want to get telling my boss out of the way.

Would really like some more symptoms to appear (bigger boobs would be great) as really not feeling pg at the mo. i know its stll very early but nothing quite feels real.

MrsGSR Mon 13-May-13 20:03:06

I have an irrational fear that the midwife will be mad at me for getting a private scan before talking to her!

Hello everyone,

flowers missmakes, vengeful and fur. The lavender is indeed a lovely idea.

Just got back from my third GP appointment and he filled in the pregnancy declaration so now I should get a card saying I don't have to stand in queues and can go right to the front! I can also demand people get up and give me their seat on public transport though I doubt I'd have the guts.

Test results were all fine but need to take toxoplasma test monthly for rest of pregnancy. And he gave me charcoal for gas.

Now got referral for obstetrician though I'm not sure what they can actually do when I'm only 7 weeks along...anyone with experience of pregnancy in France?

Sultanajo Mon 13-May-13 20:12:16

Humpty best of luck for tomorrow! wink

Sultanajo Mon 13-May-13 20:13:43

Hey Altered am curious to know why u r having monthly toxo tests if you dont mind me asking? X

extracrunchy Mon 13-May-13 20:15:03

Hi everyone!!

PeggySusan Mon 13-May-13 20:15:55

Marking my place too. Thanks pea.

Sultanajo Mon 13-May-13 20:17:51

MrsGSR I know what u mean. I had my booking appointment the day after my private scan and when I showed the results to the midwife she really wasnt interested as Tarka experienced and asked me why I had gone for it, like it was weird! Dont let it put u off, I would do it again and still be just as excited seeing my bean! blush

TarkaTheOtter Mon 13-May-13 20:18:11

mrsgr was the first thing that came to my head, from here. Would love to have a clever pun name but too stupid can't think of one.

Frizz I didn't have any real symptoms until 9ish weeks with dd.

MrsGSR Mon 13-May-13 20:32:46

I was wondering if it was that, I am from Westward Ho! very close to the Taw & Torridge rivers, I spent most of my childhood cycling on the Tarka trail smile

I think I can handle the midwife being uninterested, I really want the scan so it wont stop me anyway!

TobyLerone Mon 13-May-13 20:39:00

Thanks for the info, foody -- it sounds fab! smile

MrsGSR, my MW knows I'm going for a private scan. My NHS hospital is super busy at the moment, with labour/antenatal services being shut down in other hospitals nearby, so I think she's glad I'm not pushing for an early NHS scan. She wants to see me afterwards.

Foodylicious Mon 13-May-13 20:40:46

Also just share this site i have just found for mat bras and clothes

Frizz1986 Mon 13-May-13 20:43:50

Thanks tarka
Nice to know i am not weird having few symtoms. I had more before I found out I was pg.
I dont know why i am disappointed that i have very few symtoms, i mean I go to bloody China on honeymoon in 2 weeks and a 10hr flight is gonna be bad if i am throwing up loads!
Whats the betting my symptoms arrive the day before we fly.

LittlePeaPod Mon 13-May-13 20:58:46

OMG ladies we can really talk... It's only been 2 hours and we are already on page two grin

Tarka congratulations on your gorgeous BFP...... flowers

Hey sultanajo

They test for toxoplasma as soon as a pregnancy is confirmed by an hcg test and since it showed that I don't have it and am not immune the gp said today i'd have to be tested monthly. I think the lab report just recommended once a month before the birth though and the gp won't actually be responsible for my care during the pregnancy so we'll see. He spent a long time impressing on me the importance of cooking meat all the way through and not eating salads in restaurants so it might just be they take extra care because the French love raw meat so much!grin

TobyLerone Mon 13-May-13 21:02:55

Hi tarka, btw smile

MoreBoober Mon 13-May-13 21:06:24

Can I join in. I'm a graduate of the May Bus in the conception threads. I'm 4+4 with no 2 and only found out last week. We have a DS who is nearly 2.5 and have been trying for no 2 since Christmas. Still getting my head round it and very excited.
Have had the munchies since I found out grin

LittlePeaPod Mon 13-May-13 21:09:56

Congratulations more. flowers

marking my place in the new thread!

As the bfp was so faint, although it definitely has a colour, all day today I've been stressing about it. Maybe I've just made it up? DH could see the line too, but I've put a pic here if people won't mind having a look to reassure me? It's just an internet cheapy one, will be going to get another one tomorrow, but i'm dwelling about it.

Meanwhile I'm shattered. I'm also intermittently refluxy, which isn't great.

Thanks for all the good luck wishes ladies, going to have an early night I think - so so tired today and I think the nausea this morning was real -I can't really face the rest of dinner. Bleurgh.

Telling my mum tomorrow though, cannot WAIT! I am amazed it has not blurted out of my mouth before now.

BumpAndGrind Mon 13-May-13 21:22:49

My scan today brought me forward to EDD Boxing Day....but I feel all settled here with you ladies now. blush

I wonder who will be the first to pop! grin

Fuls Mon 13-May-13 21:24:14

Wow thread 2 already and a good half an hour of reading lol

Sorry to hear of the losses flowers

So 5 weeks today and just waiting for gp to confirm my pregnancy argh had to drop off a bottle of urine felt like just showing my stick and photos. What a waste of money and they want gp' s to run the nhs!!!

LittlePeaPod Mon 13-May-13 21:24:30

Humpty don't forget to let us know hw you get on tomorrow....

Frying. I can see a faint line... Hopefully you will feel better about it tomorrow.

TobyLerone Mon 13-May-13 21:28:22

That is a definite BFP, fryingpan. Mine was like that. I got a digital one to confirm.

It won't be me, bump! My DC were both induced at 40+14. Plus I know when I ovulated, so although my MW says 31st Dec, I'm guessing more like 5th Jan. Or 19th if previous form is anything to go by!
I'll probably be last!

Thanks littlePeaPod

We've gone through so much. We had 7 Conceptions (according to the consultant, they aren't miscarriages if they happen before 6 weeks - he's a charmer!) and then my ds, and then a miscarriage at 11 weeks, and now this. So i'm a bit all over the place with it

Thanks toby

MrsGSR Mon 13-May-13 21:41:40

My GP didn't do a urine or blood test, she just took my word for it, which worries me.

We've just told my sister and MIL, told them is very very early so not too get excited but I needed to have someone to talk to and I don't think they would have forgiven me if I didn't!

MrsAVB Mon 13-May-13 21:42:20

Marking place... Thanks pea x

LittlePeaPod Mon 13-May-13 21:48:19

Frying great to hear the positive result after you went through so much. That consultant sounds like an insensitive dick!

MrsGSR my surgery just accepted my home tests too. I fact booked straight in with MW (this Weds) and never saw doctor. Not sure she even knows I am pregnant.....

Except for ladies that theres today. Has anyone else got a scan and/or MW appointment this week?

Frizz1986 Mon 13-May-13 21:50:04

Thats exactly what mine looked like frying so I would say its a bfp smile
I did a tesco one straight after and it was a little bit darker and then the next day i did a digital and it confirmed it.
Lines slowly got darker and now i even get a line late afternoon.

Frizz1986 Mon 13-May-13 21:52:52

pea i have a midwife app on wed. I called the docs and told them i had a positive home test and they just booked me in with the midwife asap so am not really sure what will happen.

I assume she will just take my info and go through any concerns that I have and that will be all.

LittlePeaPod Mon 13-May-13 21:55:00

Frizz I am in on Weds morning too. Last time they took some details and bloods. Filled some forms out and scheduled my booking in appointment at home..

LittlePeaPod Mon 13-May-13 21:55:50

Oh and I had to take a pea sample in. Although not been asked to this time confused

chocoloulou33 Mon 13-May-13 21:56:32

Hello marking my place on new thread woo hoo!!! We must talk loads as due in dec only on the 2nd thread! Let's catch em up lol! On another note I have slight ocd & can't deal with the other 1st thread not being filled up so plz fill it up with some randomness so I can sleep 2nite haha x

LittlePeaPod Mon 13-May-13 21:57:51

Choco. I have already started with the random notes on other thread... You gonna help me complete it?

chocoloulou33 Mon 13-May-13 21:57:57

A pea sample I like that lol grin

LittlePeaPod Mon 13-May-13 21:59:08

Ha ha ha... Didn't even pick up on that... grin

Frizz1986 Mon 13-May-13 22:00:02

I haven't been asked to take pee in either. Although to be honest the amount I need to go I could probably do it there lol.
Mine is in the afternoon. We'll have to see how different it is for us!

LittlePeaPod Mon 13-May-13 22:01:29

Frizz. Agree, let's see how inconsistent the system really is... Lol. Compare notes Friday night...

LittlePeaPod Mon 13-May-13 22:02:25

Oh for god sake what's wrong with me tonight.. Frizz should be, let's compare notes on Weds night....

BumpAndGrind Mon 13-May-13 22:08:08

GP never tested me, just took my word for it... got admitted to hospital for 2 days with HG and they never tested for pregnancy either- I asked. Today at my (early) scan was the first time it has been confirmed to me I'm not just imagining it grin. I don't even have a booking in app yet.

I feel very luck to have a (healthy) early scan.

Where abouts is everyone...if you don't mind me asking?

TarkaTheOtter Mon 13-May-13 22:14:00

Hi bump. I'm on the Gloucestershire/Wiltshire border.

New thread already! shock

Vengeful, Fur and missmakes, so sorry for your losses sad Take care of yourselves. flowers

MissMedusa, there is no way in hell my mother will be around for the birth. We'd end up yelling at each other; we love each other but we really wind each other up! I think you need to do what's best for you, and if that's not having your mother around for the birth, so be it.

Bump, so pleased to hear your good news about the scan!

Welcome to all the new ladies!

Am feeling pretty moody at the moment – I hope I'm not going to be this grumpy all the time from now on! Keep getting waves of irritation about stupid stuff. Gah!

bump, I'm in East Herts, just over the border from North London. How about you?

LittlePeaPod Mon 13-May-13 22:16:02

Bump. Is that where do we come from or how far in our pregnancies?

Question to all theladies. Does anyone hav a link to the stats thread?

chocoloulou33 Mon 13-May-13 22:17:23

tks for that pod can't belive I ended the thread with cat litter lmao xx
bump I am in east Kent x

LittlePeaPod Mon 13-May-13 22:18:34

Not a problem Choco33. It made me laugh particularly the cat litter..... Lmao..

TobyLerone Mon 13-May-13 22:20:11

Re mothers: mine's been at both of my births so far, both of my sister's, and was there for my other sister's labour until she had a crash section.
She's excellent to have around! DH wants her there. I think he's worried about not knowing what to do.

I'm in Kent, in answer to Bump's question.

Hi bump! I'm in west Berkshire. DP and I are both Northumbrian though, and our fams are not pleased about our southern babies.

Link here www.mumsnet.com/Talk/antenatal_clubs/1751838-January-2014-Stats-Thread

chocoloulou33 Mon 13-May-13 22:25:46

where in kent ru toby

TobyLerone Mon 13-May-13 22:27:25

Just about in the middle wink

I feel sick. It's keeping me awake and I have to be up at 5.30 sad

LittlePeaPod Mon 13-May-13 22:28:13

I am in West Yorkshire...

Sorry to hear that Toby.

Hope you feel better soon, toby!

Right, I am off to bed now. Hope everyone sleeps well!

Frogcatcher Mon 13-May-13 22:38:14

I'm seeing my GP tmrw but I was told by receptionist that I didn't need to & could go straight to midwife track. I'm just expecting GP to weigh me & take blood pressure. I did a clear blue digi test today just to confirm all my ICs just in case I had a faulty batch grin. It was positive 2-3 wks which is what I knew already.
I'm in bed too as have Pilates class at 7.15 tmrw am shock sleep tight all

Littlepea I'm about 5 miles over the border in North Yorkshire! <waves>

LittlePeaPod Mon 13-May-13 22:56:26

nomore. That makes four Yorkshire ladies on here now.. waves back

Wardy17 Mon 13-May-13 23:12:11

choc just read your notes from the last thread, can you really not eat pre packed salad???

MoreBoober Mon 13-May-13 23:20:55

Wow you lot are fast!
I'm in the North East but originally Scottish.

BumpAndGrind Mon 13-May-13 23:39:24

I'm in North Wales

chocoloulou33 Tue 14-May-13 05:40:42

Greetings from silly o'clock. I've been up since 3.45! Feel sooo sick. Why did I wish this on myself? Not actually being sick but feel awful. Think if I was sick it mght actually help. Have been too & fro from bathroom trying not to wake dd & dsd. Am now downstairs on sofa watching the voice!!
wardy we r not meant to have pre-packed salad no. Not sure why though but I read it somewhere x

TobyLerone Tue 14-May-13 05:55:47

Morning, choc!

I'm up because I have to take DS to school in a minute. He's off on a trip to France sad
Not feeling too sparkling myself, I must admit.

Good grief, we'd starve if we listened to everything they said not to eat!

HabitualHobbyist Tue 14-May-13 06:17:52

LittlePea and NoMore - another (West) Yorkshire lass here.

BookTart Tue 14-May-13 06:35:16

Morning everyone. I don't understand why I keep waking up at 5am, I thought I was meant to be tired, grr! I think Toby and chocolou might both live quite close to me hmm I live in Kent too. Must be something in the water!

MTBMummy Tue 14-May-13 06:48:25

Morning all, can't believe we're on another thread already.

I'm in West Berks/ south Oxon boarders.

Was thinking, do we want to set up a Facebook page so we can all share our test pics and scans (when they happen)?

Has anyone else started the really crazy dreams?

DP is being lovely, an has made me cooked lunches everyday because he wants to make sure I'm eating properly and knows I often just scoff down a sandwich at my desk when I get 2 minutes spare :-)

LittlePeaPod Tue 14-May-13 07:02:02

Morning. Hope you are well.

Habbit. Yea that makes five Yorkshire ladies.... We could set up or own NCT at thi rate.. Ha ha

Mummy. Ohh your DP is lovely... It's amazing how protective they become. smile. With regards FB I will probably respectfully step back from that one. Dont want anyone to know about pregancy till at least 12 weeks and won't be telling work until I am showing. And we have already decided we won't be putting our scans up etc. up. Sorry to sounds like a party pooper.


Welcome More and congrats!

I'm in West London but planning on moving to Hertfordshire this year (closer to DH's work). But I'm originally from NW Kent <waves to Kent ladies!>

Quick question (& potential TMI alert). Had some light brown cm last night and a small amount this morning. Do we think this is ok? I'm sure it was mentioned on the other thread but I'm just looking for reassurance really as that is what I'd normally see immediately before AF. I've poas this morning on an Internet cheapie and the line is definitely darker than the last time I tested. Am I just being a worry wart?

Oh and I like the FB idea MTB. I think there's a way to create a private group so no friends see any of your posts in the group. Don't ask me how though, but I have seen it mentioned on other threads grin

Sultanajo Tue 14-May-13 07:12:14

Thanks Altered that's very interesting that that is standard procedure over there. I am a Veterinary Nurse and also have cats (plus am partial to a bit of pinkish steak now and again) so I felt I was at high risk and would just like to know if I have already contracted it or not and my GP wouldn't refer me to have it done. My GP is very nice and as usual as a chocolate teapot I have realised to be honest! He gave me conflicting advice on antihistamines and getting information out of him was like pulling teeth - surely it's up to them to suggest alternatives and not for the patient to have to research themselves and then ask the GP about the things they have discovered....

Anyway, rant over!!!

Fuls Tue 14-May-13 07:25:03

Morning x
I'm from the Midlands looks like I'm on my lonesome lol over the last week I've had 4 of my colleagues confide in me that they are pregnant and I wanted to shout me too but I didn't lol

Has anybody else had uncomfortable but not unbearable lower back ache?

Sultanajo Tue 14-May-13 07:26:11

Sunny I had two days of light brown discharge (around the time my period was due, when I had already had my bfp). Spotting can be normal and brown usually represents old blood from what I understand and if there isn't any pain associated with it then I wouldn't panic, but I would probably mention it to GP or midwife...?

BookTart Tue 14-May-13 07:30:45

Fuls, my back ache was so bad yesterday that I called the EPU. The midwife wasn't concerned at all and thought it was probably just stretching pain, but said I should go to my GP in case it is a urine infection. Maybe worth getting checked out if it hangs around?

Fuls I have a mild backache like yours - not painful just a niggling pain iyswim. It's on my list to mention to the midwife when I see her next week.

chocoloulou33 Tue 14-May-13 07:59:43

Morning all, I managed to get an extra hour sleep on sofa. MTBmummy good idea about fb group. Can def set up a private one. I wouldn't want all my friends seeing everything either x

TobyLerone Tue 14-May-13 08:09:58

I'm in for FB as long as it's a private group. I'm a member of a couple of private groups and absolutely nothing can be seen by anyone not in it.

i'm up for a private group. I have no idea how to do it though :-)

LittlePeaPod Tue 14-May-13 08:19:56

Hi ladies. I will share pics on here. Don't want to risk it. [Wink]

TobyLerone Tue 14-May-13 08:21:09

Perhaps the FB group might be best left until we're all 12 weeks or so?

I'm up for a private FB group - I can find out how to do it, but not till tomorrow, so if someone knows how now, that'll be faster!

I'm in E London (but moving to SE London before EDD) at the moment - hate it here.

No backache for me since first few days - bit sicky today, may be driving test nerves though!

See you ladies later!

TobyLerone Tue 14-May-13 08:23:28

I have no idea how! The private groups I'm in were set up by someone else.

Good luck, Humpty!

LittlePeaPod Tue 14-May-13 08:27:25

Arrrggg having a nightmare. Can't get ever expanding breasts in 3 work suits now. Rant over!!!!

LittlePeaPod Tue 14-May-13 08:28:57

Good luk Humpty.

MTBMummy Tue 14-May-13 08:38:46

Hi Pea, totally get where you're coming from, wouldn't want anyone knowing I was pg until I've at least had my 12 week scan. (well aside from my sister and my boss - my boss only knows as she's a friend and we were originally pg at the same time, and I miscarried, and she saw me sneaking pg tests into my bag at work)

I have set up a private FB group, which means you can't see the group, the members, or the posts in it unless you are a member of the group. The only snag with it being so secure is that I have to invite members, or be friends with you already on FB - so if you want to join please PM me your email address (linked to your FB account) and I'll drop you an invite.

MrsAVB Tue 14-May-13 08:40:30

Hi all,
I am with pea on FB, would prefer not to. I mean, you might all find out that I'm not actually married to Andre Villas-Boas. So you will have to all promise not to carry on chatting here when you set one up!
MTB I am having crazy dreams too, mainly nightmares, which is not good as I'm waking up with heart racing and have to go vom.
My new routine of showering etc in the evening is so much better for vommyness in the morning, am still vomming but it seems more manageable without so much rushing around.
Have put my winter coat and boots back on today, the forecast is gross. It's may god dammit! Is anyone else worrying about bad weather when we give birth?
Also wondered if you lovely ladies have any tasty and quick ideas for lunches at work? I'm usually really good at making something the night before but can't really stomach it at the moment.
I'm in SE London.
Have a good day all xxx

MTBMummy Tue 14-May-13 08:40:44

Good luck for today Humpty

Halfbaked Tue 14-May-13 08:43:12

Wow this is moving fast, welcome to any newbies.
I'm in Norfolk, so all on my own too.
I have low back pain, still feeling nauseous and have a spidey sense of smell! It's my new super power, but it just makes me feel more ill.
I sometimes teach food and I'm dreading having a practical lesson!

MTBMummy Tue 14-May-13 08:44:02

Fuls I had backache from about a week before AF was due, and it's not gone away, it's pretty much all day, unlike the nausea which tends to be around first thing and then late afternoon.

Frizz1986 Tue 14-May-13 08:45:05

My god that was a lot of catching up....
pea def update wed night. Dont worry half the time I can't seem to think of the words I want to say to dh.
Can't remember who said about packed salad but it's because of the bacteria that can grow from the time it is made and packed to when u eat it. They advise u to make it yourself as u can prewash everything. Although i am have to force myself to wash the lettuce I put in my sandwich as i never bothered before. Always went for the 'little bit of dirt is good for me!' idea.

I am originally from near oxford but moved to the north west 9 years ago when I started uni. God that's a long time ago! Met dh and never looked back. Family still live down south tho so don't get to see them too much.

Frizz1986 Tue 14-May-13 08:46:48

Oh and fuls I have back ache too. Just now and again in my lower back and its not too bad, yet. It's on my list to tell the midwife tomorrow.

if it's better, we could just chat on here and put pictures on our own flickr accounts?

I keep thinking that my period is going to start. I feel wet, iyswim, so I start to panic a little. I keep need to reminding myself to breathe

cosmickitten Tue 14-May-13 09:06:14

Wow, so many posts to catch up on after such a short time!!

Firstly huge hugs to those you've had losses. Take lots of care or yourselves. I wish I knew the right thing to say, you are in my thoughts x

Although I'd a little out of date re age reveal I'm 33, which feels quite old to be having my first baby. It was never my plan to wait so long but I'm just so grateful to be here now! I'm based in the Hampshire on the Coast, not sure if anyone else is in the area?

I really like the idea of a Facebook group as long as it can be totally private. Last year there was much upset in my family when my cousin annouced lots of baby info on facebook early on but didn't tell family 'properly'. Quite keen to avoid a repeat of that.

My symptons seem to ebb and flow at a lot. Sometimes I have none at all for most of the day and start to get really worried. Then the sickness hits me, I have never felt so pleased to be sick!

I'm starting to dislike the dishonesty that these first weeks are causing. Everyone is being so supportive re the fertility treatment (we were supposed to start it a week after the BFP changed everything!). I feel awful fobbing them off with the line 'it'll be a few weeks before there is anything much to report, we are waiting at the mo'. Fingers crossed that an early private scan at 8 weeks will be positive and we can tell are parents, that will make it all easier.....

Also welcome and congrats to all the newbies x

Penny31 Tue 14-May-13 09:11:44

Hi I'm in the North East! Sounds like I'm the most Northern so far?

Feeling not so bad this morning and anything salt and vinegar related seems to be my saviour smile

I'm in the North West, but I grew up in Northumberland smile

I don't really feel sick, just got odd waves of feeling sick, but reflux a lot. I'm also so tired! When I was pregnant with DS, I was working full time, would get home for 6, and then just go to bed. I can't really do that now

MrsAVB Tue 14-May-13 09:14:42

Forgot to say good luck with your driving test humpty! cosmic, good to hear you're doing ok. I'm originally from that area - tis a lovely place to bring up babe.

SarahJayne321 Tue 14-May-13 09:33:53

Hello everyone!

I had my BFP (six of them..) a week ago now. Saw my GP on Friday, she's booked me in with the nurse tomorrow, not sure what to expect? Been told nothing but to take a sample.

Not really had many symptoms apart from cramping, which has terrified the life out of me, tiredness, and slight sickness but there doesn't seem to be a pattern with it! And of corse, the obsessive knicker checking, driving oh mad/slightly freaking him out!

Waves to mtbmummy - you must live quite close to me.

Hope everyone has a good day. I've just had a nasty reminder of how disgusting decaff coffee is. Will be sticking to the redbush I think.

I'm in for the fb group, if it's private.

Mythreeknights Tue 14-May-13 09:38:05

Hi everyone! I am tentatively stepping into your fabulously-named thread as I got my BFP yesterday...but tentative as I started spotting (brown blood) today and have had period like cramps for the last 3 days...SO, I'm not sure if this is implantation bleeding or the start of a very early MC. As far as I know it can take up to 3 weeks for the HCG levels to go down so no point re-testing for ages, it's going to be a matter of "am I, aren't I" until June! If I thought the 2WW was bad, this is worse!

MrsGSR Tue 14-May-13 09:43:46

Fuls I'm midlands too! Really close to the welsh border.

The facebook group is a great idea but I don't think I'll join until 12 weeks, just in case. I have a massive family who will also all want to be told before anything goes on facebook!

Welcome Mythreeknights, I hope everything is ok. I agree, I thought the 2ww was bad but not its a 2 month wait until a scan! (Although I'm still hoping for an early provate scan)

MrsGSR Tue 14-May-13 09:44:40

*now not not

BumpAndGrind Tue 14-May-13 09:51:40

I too would rather not FB - I don't want to all to know I'm a first class reprobate smile

Frogcatcher Tue 14-May-13 10:11:00

Hey cosmic I'm Hampshire too! I'm 36 (37 by EDD) so do I get the prize for being the oldest mother here? And it's my first!
Also a vote here for the backache tho I went to my Pilates class & that helped. I told the teacher even tho it's so early & she said it was the right thing to do. I have to be careful with curl ups apparently.

chocoholicalcoholic Tue 14-May-13 10:13:11

Hi all, just checking in on the new thread bleurgh.

Welcome all new ladies and congratulations bleurgh.

Halfbaked - you're not alone, I'm also from Norfolk grin bleurgh bleurgh bleurgh.

Have a lovely day chatterboxes.


TobyLerone Tue 14-May-13 10:33:46

Feeling rubbish, choc? grin

I've booked my private scan. She offered me this Sunday, but I'm holding out 'til next Sunday to make sure we can see as much as possible. I'll be between 8 & 9 weeks then.

Foodylicious Tue 14-May-13 10:44:08

Morning! I am in west yorkshire tooo!smile

BookTart Tue 14-May-13 10:52:40

toby where are you having your private scan? You're near me I think and I can only find one place in the whole county, which can't be right!

Just went to gp to let them know I am duffed. Had to fill in a form and apparently that's it until the midwife at 8-10 weeks. Ages to wait!

LittlePeaPod Tue 14-May-13 10:55:32

Frizz that's great.. Where about in the North West? Although I live in West Yorkshire I work between our Leeds, Sheffield and Manchester offices.

Penny Hope you feel better soon. My thing at the moment is prawn cocktail crisps and Victoria sponge cake (normally hate sweets/cakes).

Sarah and MyThree congratulations and welcome…. flowers

Mummy thanks for been so understanding about FB. I just don't feel comfortable with sharing scan pics/updates on FB and I really can't risk work/family finding out on FB. Even if it's a private page. Will probably feel better much later on when close family and work know. I would prefer to share my pic etc. on here as it's mumsnet I know how strange and unreasonable that probably sounds Hopefully will be able to share my first picture on Saturday. FX all goes well. smile Happy to join FB group but not sure that would be fair to other ladies when I am not sharing on there too..

MrsAVB ha ha… His a bigamist. I am currently married to Andre Villas Boas wink - NOT. With regards the dreams, I have started having really vivid dreams too. Had a bit of a nightmare the other night.. Didn't realise this was a symptom.

BookTart I can't believe how different it is around the country. I am seeing MW tomorrow and I will be 6+1. confused Although I know my official booking in appointment will be later. They said they will do the booking in appointment at home. I wonder if this is normal?

My breasts are getting ridiculous. I was a 32F before but there really is no need for them growing now. Why this early on? It's not like they are of any use right now…….. sad I am off to buy new work suits/tops on Saturday. Need to find something that will last as long as possible.

Have a lovely day ladies…

winterpansy Tue 14-May-13 10:57:17

Marking my place amongst the chatterboxes!

A little more spotting here yesterday so roll on Friday at 8.45am for scan at epu. Still feel sick so I take that as a good sign.

Hope you're all well x

TobyLerone Tue 14-May-13 11:06:09

Whereabouts are you, BookTart? A quick google shows Maidstone, Canterbury, Ashford, Benenden...

Pod, my MW is coming to my house to finish my appointment. She started on the forms, gave me blood test forms (having bloods taken next week) and the Bounty pack (which went straight in the bin!). There are so many forms they didn't all get done, so she said to call her when I've had the private scan and she'll come and see me at home.

Good luck for Friday, winter.

My boobs have grown by 3 cup sizes. I shit you not. I'm still squeezing them into my normal bra, but I think I'll get measured properly in a few weeks.

BookTart Tue 14-May-13 11:14:46

Cheers toby, I was planning on trying the one near Maidstone but as there's one in my home town I'll try that first. I didn't know Benenden did them, I was meant to be starting my fertility treatment there today smile

winterpansy Tue 14-May-13 11:15:19

Thanks toby.

My boobs are growing at an alarming rate too - DH is very happy!

TobyLerone Tue 14-May-13 11:15:42

Benenden are the cheapest, too smile

Frogcatcher Tue 14-May-13 11:22:51

I want boobs! I'm only a 32C & I reckon they have only increased a tiny amount. Pls tell me it happens 5 weeks plus...

LittlePeaPod Tue 14-May-13 11:26:45

Frog I went to bed Saturday night and woke up with ever exanping breasts this Sunday. I am 6+1. You can have mine if you like she says wishing and hoping they don't get any bigger sad

MrsGSR Tue 14-May-13 11:27:12

My boobs haven't grown yet, which is good as they are big enough already!
I've had a sharpish pain just below my belly button, to the left side. It's not very painful, kind of feels like a freeze burn when you touch ice. Don't know what to do :/

TobyLerone Tue 14-May-13 11:27:49

I've got a lot of bra-overspill (and underspill blush ). Plenty to spare, Frog grin

Frizz1986 Tue 14-May-13 11:29:22

I have no boobs either, only a 32B ish lol! I am only just over 5 weeks (i think) so hoping they grow soon as have no change so far just sore nipples if i squish them.
pea I am near Preston which is about 1hr north of Manchester towards blackpool.
Feel very far behind everyone else symptom wise. I want boobs!! Lol

MTBMummy Tue 14-May-13 11:40:02

Wails I want big boobs! I went from a 32C with DD to 36F when breast feeding, and then shrunk to a lowly 34B - I want big boobs back - stamps feet!

cosmickitten Tue 14-May-13 11:49:00

Hey BookTart sounds like we are a similar position re BFP just before fertility treatment. Very exciting and scary isn't. I grew up just outside Maidstone, I'm feeling quite wistful for my home tuff.

We've not live in the area long so I might pick your brains re kiddie stuff in around here MrsAVB

Frogcatcher Tue 14-May-13 12:01:30

Cosmic we'll have to share tips as I've only lived here for about 18m. All my friends with children live in London so I'm going to be wishing I lived closer to them now especially as most of DP's friends have older children. I'm sure they will all be offering helpful tips once they find out though! Even though he has a son he doesn't seem to remember much from first time round - was busy telling me how I could relax in spa & sauna at gym & had no idea I wasn't allowed to!

Any hints you may have MrsAVB gratefully received!

LittlePeaPod Tue 14-May-13 12:10:59

Falling asleep at my desk. Anyone else falling asleep at work???

TheSlug Tue 14-May-13 12:22:44

I can't believe there are 6 pages of a new thread, I totally missed about half of the last thread, I'm terrible! just saying hi I'll quickly catch up now! xx

TheSlug Tue 14-May-13 12:35:40

LittlePea Yes!! every day, it's terrible!

my boobs are quite big anyway, so not really hoping for any major growth spurt in that department lol! They are sore all the time, though.

I'm in for a FB group, they can be made secret so that no one knows you've joined it and no one can see your posts.

I feel sooo sick, not actually been sick yet but I feel like it might actually be better if I threw up and got it over with! horrible horrible feeling!

I'm in South Bucks, and am 26 xx

CrabAppleTree Tue 14-May-13 12:49:26

Don't worry I am the same. I can't keep up at all

These ladies chat so much grin

So sorry for those of you who have had losses.

Have had zero energy all weekend. Had so many jobs to do and haven't done any of them
Remembered I used a hypno morning sickness cd before
Havd some child care this pm so will
Give it a go and wearing sea bands in the house
Am usually a coffee freak but gone off that
Never know what I want to eat but constantly hungry
In a bigger size jeans already :-(

Have dreadful puking spells.
Also diarrhoea (tmi)
Was sick LOTS with dc2
Have told parents and ILs only
Feels better to be able to tell my mum and dad about it
Mid wife appt next Monday Am thinking about a home birth
Am self employed too so wondering how long mat leave I should take
Bearing in mind I will be up for school/ pre school run anyway
Getting ahead of myself....

Am happy to join Facebook but after 12 week scan
Many thanks for setting it up

CrabAppleTree Tue 14-May-13 12:51:10

Lol I am posting on my phone and there are random capitals and returns my post looks like an overly long haiku or something!

Frizz1986 Tue 14-May-13 12:52:42

Omg. Just had a call from my mil friends daughter who gets married in mid august and wants 160 cupcakes. I make cupcakes as a hobby and for friends and family etc but have never made them proper for a stranger and she might want me to do them for her. Would I be crazy to do it when i could be much more pg by then. (it would also be my first ever proper thing, would have to take a day off work to do it too)

MrsAVB Tue 14-May-13 12:54:38

Hi all!
cosmic and frog, I haven't lived there since I was 18 so things have probably changed a bit and I'm guessing you don't want to know the teenage drinking hotspots. My main tip would be that the Isle of Wight is wonderful for cheapish easy day trips/ holidays and has loads that kids love, but that's maybe a few years down the line.
Told my boss today; didn't really want to but with all the vomming I felt like I had to. She was great and I trust that she won't tell anyone else.
Now DH and i have to work out the logistical nightmare of telling both sets of parents who both live further than a day trip away in opposite directions and who we ideally want to tell in person - after the scan date, but before various family gatherings a week later hmm

MTBMummy Tue 14-May-13 12:59:04

YY with the falling asleep - and to make it worse I have a 2 hour meeting this afternoon.

Frogcatcher Tue 14-May-13 13:16:01

Hmmm anyone know whether crayfish are ok to eat? They would have been cooked before going in a sandwich right? Just tried to buy lunch at my local deli place & discovered that most of their vegetarian options are now off-limits. I can't eat brie or goats cheese & am trying to limit my salmon & tuna intake (I do eat fish). I did notice after that the big label on their goats cheese says pasteurised though so that would actually have been ok after all. Went for falafel cous cous salad in the end.

Frogcatcher Tue 14-May-13 13:19:28

Oh & I just checked NHS website & it says to avoid raw crayfish. Apparently even cooked shellfish can still contain toxins so it may be best to avoid. I can see my diet getting very limited for the next 9 months!

TheSlug Tue 14-May-13 13:35:00

Frog you need to be careful about what sort of goat's cheese though, if it's mould ripened I think we still can't have it, the one that comes in a log with a ring around it. Happy to be proved wrong though as I love the stuff! Am struggling to eat properly as an Veggie and have gone right off eggs! sad x

cosmickitten Tue 14-May-13 13:37:30

Frog lookng forward to finding out about hampshire kiddie spots together. Most of my friends with kids are based in London or Kent. Although to be honest most of my friends seem to live a peterpan like life n London. THey are spending their 30's pretty much in the same way as I spent my 20's. I have a small niggling worry that some of those friends will slip away now I'm pregnant (no common ground).

On the plus side I'm hopeful that I may make some friends through baby classes ect. Have lived here for 31/2 years and meet lots lovely people but made no close friends. Which is my own fault 've spent a lot time and energy keeping friendships in London alive, leaving little time to make new friends.

Starting to feel a need to lay down a few roots locally now.

I took another 2 tests, about 20 mins ago, so not even early morning and that eggo is preggo!

smile Honestly, i'm so relieved!

I called the Dr's and was told they only have book on the day appointments, even though all he'll do is write down my details and pass them to the midwives. I've booked in a re-assurance scan for 15 June at 11:30 :-)

Frogcatcher Tue 14-May-13 13:54:33

Really Slug? Oh bugger - yes it was the log type. Guess I'll still avoid it then. I craved eggs & anything protein right at the very beginning to the extent that even DP's sausages looked good but seemed to have calmed down a bit now.

Cosmic you sound just like me - i spent a lot of time going back to London so have really made very few actual friends here that aren't connected to DP. I'm looking to fwd to making new ones of my own. Luckily most of my friends have babies now so we're actually going to have more in common than we did previously. You'll probably find they catch you up sooner than you think as 5 years ago none of us had kids!

Frogcatcher Tue 14-May-13 14:00:21

Oh & congrats fryingpan! Is that a private scan?

Oh & Cosmic not sure where you are in Hants but have you thought about scans/hospitals yet? Perhaps we should take the discussion offline to PM though to avoid boring the rest of the thread!

Foodylicious Tue 14-May-13 14:01:20

frog & slug I did a bit of reading on the cheeses - soft cheeses that are made with pasturised milk are still mold ripened so thats the risky bit, apparently they are ok if baked though (i.e bubbly hot) as this will kill the bacteria. Have a read up though, dont just take my word for it!

Thanks frog it is, we had one last time, that's where found out about the bad news. They were brilliant, honestly fantasic. Scan Assure in Bolton, if anyone is curious. So we're going there again smile

Afternoon, all! Am five weeks today, and dying to poas again blush But I'm determined not to... the fact I don't have my period should be evidence enough, I keep telling myself!

I sad at how many cheeses we can't have.... but amazed that we can safely eat stilton! I don't eat it much, but I love a bit at Christmas, so happy I can have that, even if I can't have my usual glass or three of Port with it!

Thanks Sultana I did ring the MW in the end. She said brown cm is fine if not accompanied by any cramps/pain, and if it becomes red or has clots then to call back straight away. Feeling a lot better now, counting the days to 12wks and considering trying to persuade DH that a private scan is a good idea.

YY to bigger boobs and tiredness!

This afternoon is dragging ....

cosmickitten Tue 14-May-13 14:26:43

Good piont Frog have sent you a PM

Foodylicious Tue 14-May-13 14:34:48

hi sunny i got myself into a right state before the weekend over cm and had a scan at the EPU yesterday and all was fine. had a bit more browny cm last night and today and mentioned it at me booking in appt this morning and she said it is fine! how may weeks are you??

Frogcatcher Tue 14-May-13 14:44:24

Thanks foody. I did actually eat what I think was some goats cheese yesterday but it had been grilled & was in v small bits so figured probably ok. hmm Client buffet lunch & the only veggie options were that & a frittata! Secret pg lady nightmare. I just had to fx that both had been well-cooked!

Rabbit by the time it's gets to Christmas I reckon I'll be having a glass of port with my stilton - I can't think it's going to do bubs much harm with only about 2 weeks to go. And it will probably make me sooooo much happier at that stage!

Sorry for all those with spotting. I think it is normal though. I've not had anything beyond quite a lot of CM.

MrsAVB Tue 14-May-13 14:47:23

Hi everyone...
Feeling much better today yay! Anyone considering a home birth should read the thread on discussions of the day! It's made me really want one! Not sure what DH will say to that lol. Or our neighbours blush

TobyLerone Tue 14-May-13 14:49:23

I've read the HB thread. I've always said I'd want one if I had another baby. If they'll let me, it's a strong possibility.

Thanks Foody. I'm 5+4 today. I'm going to try and relax forget about it otherwise I'll be driving myself mad worrying about every little niggle. grin

Frog, I think you might be right about the wine!

I think I'm too anxious a person to want a home birth. What if there was a problem and baby couldn't get to hospital in time? I'd never forgive myself sad

Anyone else struggling to keep their diet healthy? I keep stuffing my face with biscuits and cake! I'm going to put on a stone a week at this rate! Really need to pull myself together.

cosmickitten Tue 14-May-13 15:17:06

Hey Rabbit my good intentions re diet are getting ruined. Had super heathly dinner night. Was very sick straight after. It the end my main calorie intake for the night was ginger beer and monster munch at pub quiz - fail!

Oh dear, cosmic! At least you have good intentions in the first place! I keep promising myself to be angelic, and then as soon as I get to work I put a biscuit in my pie hole and it all goes downhill from there grin I don't even have the excuse of nausea at the moment, as my insides are feeling pretty stable on the whole!

<vows to eat fruit and veg and forswear lard>

TheSlug Tue 14-May-13 15:35:01

thanks to this thread, I now have an overwhelming craving for goats cheese on french bread... mmmm

chocoholicalcoholic Tue 14-May-13 16:07:17

I highly recommend a home birth, I'm hoping for one this time too all being well. It was sooooo good, so chilled afterwards it was unreal. I understand I was lucky that everything ran smoothly during and after the birth though. In the weeks leading up to the birth my midwife was trying to convince me to have a home birth and my straight up response was NO WAY! Baby came very fast so had no choice in the end anyway but would do it again in a heartbeat.

Just my tuppence worth though...! Having a baby without leaving the house was pretty cool.

chocoholicalcoholic Tue 14-May-13 16:08:39

Mmm goat's cheese on French bread..

TheSlug Tue 14-May-13 16:08:40

I am in love with the Idea of a home birth, but am just too scared that something could go wrong. I'm less then 5 minutes from the hospital but I still couldn't risk it.

I think goat's cheese is the devil's food grin Have never been able to stomach it!

TarkaTheOtter Tue 14-May-13 16:44:41

Just been catching up on this thread!

frizz I'd have thought you would be ok to do cupcakes in August. Should be passed the first trimester nausea and fatigue but not too pregnant either.

I've got such a sore throat. Internet consensus is divided on strepsils during pregnancy and feel silly phoning doctor. Just let my 15month old take a four hour nap so I could sleep to which makes sleep tonight unlikely. A bit stupid really as she slept through last night for the first time in weeks.

I'm trying to not to worry about diet at the moment. When pg with dd I had awful ms until about 16/20weeks, then at 26 was diagnosed with gd so spent most of pregnancy either puking or on a very restrictive diet. Overall I put very little weight on and was back in pre-preg jeans about a week after birth (soon piled weight back on cake-eating and coffee drinking though).

MrsHuxtable Tue 14-May-13 16:46:41

Saying a tentative hello!

I've only got a BFP today and because I'm still breastfeeding DD1 (15 months) I have irregular cycles so am not sure how pregnant I am. Well, I'm on CD32 and 2 days ago I still had a negative pregnancy test and today it's positive so I would guess I'm just 4 weeks.

Having had light cramps on and off for the last couple of weeks, I'm really worried about the possibility of a chemical pregnancy but then, I felt the same with DD. So I'm trying not to get to excited yet but anyway, Hello all!

TobyLerone Tue 14-May-13 16:49:45

Goats' cheese is delicious. And if I can't resist it, I'm not going to <hardcore>

Welcome, MrsH, and congratulations smile

Take a couple of paracetamol, Tarka. That ought to help.

Ooooh, Toby, you rebel wink Have to say though, I have managed to survive for thirty years eating cheese and runny eggs without getting listeria or salmonella poisoning, so it does seem just a tiny bit unlikely that I will suddenly succumb to them now. But I think pregnancy paranoia knows no bounds!

Welcome, MrsH!

Tarka, try a mug of hot water with some lemon juice and honey in it? Might help sooth your throat a little. Or do a salt water gargle!

Foodylicious Tue 14-May-13 16:58:58

I am kind of with you in theory rabbit but being pg means you are (apparently) much more suseptable to bacterias making you ill, not just that if you did get them they could cause harm.

TarkaTheOtter Tue 14-May-13 17:16:13

Congratulations MrsH! Sounds like you'll have a nearly 2year gap like me.

Thanks for the throat advice. Have now had paracetemol and have requested dh to bring home some lucozade and ice cream honey and lemon.

Frogcatcher Tue 14-May-13 17:17:58

My parents got salmonella poisoning once from a buffet at a function. It was awful as I was only about 12 at the time & they were both totally bedridden with bodily fluids coming from both ends. They lost so much weight in just days & it took them weeks to recover so I can see how a fetus would have no chance.

I think with listeria you can have it & not even realise as you might just feel a bit under the weather but that's enough to damage baby.

Generally your whole immune system is compromised when pg so you are more likely to catch everything. Going to be great for all of us then when it gets to winter & colds & flu are everywhere!

TobyLerone Tue 14-May-13 17:18:21

Quite, Specific. I am paranoid about many things but what I eat is not one of them. I'm not going to deliberately go out and eat all the raw eggs and mouldy cheese I can find, but if I really really want a bit of cheese or to lick the bowl if I'm making a cake, I'm going to do it.
I've actually already told DH that he needn't think he can start telling me what I'm allowed to eat.

It made me laugh because in my last pregnancy (12 years ago), I was warned not to eat nuts on pain of death! Apparently, me having asthma and allergies (although none to food) meant that I was at risk of having a child with a nut sensitivity if I ate nuts.
MW told me this time that it's absolutely fine to eat nuts, as long as I'm not allergic to them. Then she handed me a 'healthy eating' leaflet in which it stated that I shouldn't confused

Honestly? There's enough to drive us crazy in pregnancy without adding more paranoia about whether that strawberry was washed properly.

Each to her own, of course! grin

I don't do well with being told what to do blush

TobyLerone Tue 14-May-13 17:20:47

I try not to eat from buffets. Filthy things!

blondebaby111 Tue 14-May-13 17:35:02

Hi everyone, just noticed this thread. I'm 5+1 and last week my boobs were huge and swollen but today they seemed to have gone down alo stressing myself with all the lack of symptoms!
Had first docs visit today and he was a miserable so and so, had a few questions but sadly I didn't bother, don't think he wouldk?e been very helpful. Just got to wait for a midwife call now. Will they send you for an early scan if its took you a long time to concieve as these nxt 7 weeks are gonna be torture until my scan shock and just know I'm gonna worry xx

Foodylicious Tue 14-May-13 17:46:18

Welcome blonde re early scan, i dont think they send you early unless you have had a few mc's. lots of peeps on here have gone for private ones at about 7/8wks costs about 80-150 depending on where you live.
your local hops (depending on where you will) probably has an early pregnancy unit (EPU) you can contact if you have any problems, your midwife will bw able to tell you more.
re symptoms coming and going, i have been a complete nightmare stressing myself out the last couple of weeks and after some bloody discharge i ended up having a scan yesterday as i had got myself into a right state. Everything was fine, and i had my booking in scan with MW today am somewhere between 6-8 weeks, dates are a bit ??? and too early to say from scan really.
Sooo try not to worry too much (though i am sure you will woryya bit, wee all have much mentalling episodes!)

HabitualHobbyist Tue 14-May-13 17:46:42

Grr, just had to stand for nearly half an hour on the train. Managed to find a corner to prop myself up half way through - much to the visible annoyance of an older (though not elderly) lady who had her eye on it too. Can't wait to start showing properly to guilt people into letting me sit down wink

TobyLerone Tue 14-May-13 17:54:00

sad Habitual

blondebaby111 Tue 14-May-13 18:05:06

Thanx for that foody, i didn't know you could pay for a private scan..it may be something i'll look into. The symptom spotting is awful isn't it, made worse by DP asking every day how i'm feeling, any more symptoms and then i start panicking lol when i tell him today i feel great, then he goes into a panic about my lack of symptoms...i guess enjoy this period while it lasts!! i may be back in a few weeks cursing that my head is down the toilet twenty four seven shock. So glad everything went well at your scan, did u get to see the heartbeat?? hope you feel ok now xx

chocoloulou33 Tue 14-May-13 18:17:21

Ugh please help. I've just had brown cm when wiping. I know they say brown is old blood but this is exactly how my m/c started sad was brown blood for a couple of weeks then turned to red. Am so scared, feel so sick & worried :'( x

cosmickitten Tue 14-May-13 18:17:59

Re cheese, eggs food etc. I was sure that I wouldn't let myself be one of those paraniod pregnant women.

Turns out I was wrong, I'm not willing to take even the smallest chance. My head is sure a slighlty runny egg will be fine but my heart says no.

I even have caffeine free teabags..........didn't see myself doing that. Turns out pregnancy makes me worry more than I thought it ever could.

Foodylicious Tue 14-May-13 18:20:27

blonde yes did get to see the heartbeat, was ace! feeling ok now, still got -warning TMI alert- brown discharge and the pain is bothering me, feels like something wants to fall out! sure its fine though, but I have taken a couple of days off to rest physically and emotionaly, has essays due in and an exam yeasterday so it all been pretty full on here.

cosmickitten Tue 14-May-13 18:27:46

would like to be a serene and calm pregnant lady. Am a bit disappointed with myself.

LittlePeaPod Tue 14-May-13 18:30:45

Chocco. I know you are panicking and I totally understand why. But it's brown and not red. Can you get to see doctor tomorrow? flowers.

Choco I had the same thing last night and a bit this morning. I my local MW unit and was reassured that unless accompanied by pain/cramps, or if it turned red or had clots all should be ok.

It's so worrying, even more so when your helpless to do anything about it. Could you phone for EPU for reassurance and maybe get an early scan given your previous mc?

LittlePeaPod Tue 14-May-13 18:35:08

Also welcome come and congratulations to all the new ladies. flowers

Reall sorry for been rude and not reading update posts ladies but I don feel to clever today. Totally exhausted and feeling queasy. Dinner and bed for me tonight...

Humpty. Hope your test went well today.

blondebaby111 Tue 14-May-13 18:37:43

glad you have taken some time off to rest foody, hope your less stressed now although easier said than done xx

cosmickitten Tue 14-May-13 18:37:58

Chocco sorry just seen your post. I feel bad being moan for no good reason.

I'm so sorry that this happening to you, given your history can you get to an epu for some reassurance? If not second pea dr's in am.

Foodylicious Tue 14-May-13 18:40:07

choco i would ring your EPU in the morning and ask them to get you in for a scan you reassure you, I am experiencing the same and my scan at EPU was ok yesterday, but its hard not to worry i know!

chocoloulou33 Tue 14-May-13 18:44:18

I'm gonna have to see if I continues but yes I'll be on phone to doc or epu if it doesn't stop. When it happened last time they gave me a blood test & hcg was doubling every 48 hours etc so all looked good then it went from brown to red just after I'd been reassasured it was all ok. Sorry don't mean to bring anyone down & I don't wanna feAr the worst, just so hard to stay positive but I'm trying x

LittlePeaPod Tue 14-May-13 18:57:28

Chocco you are not bringing everyone down. Remember rule number one on the thread is 'we are here for each other and a support thread through good, worrying and sad' moments.

It makes it so hard when you have experienced a mc because you remember what happened and anything similar or close to it sends you into meltdown. Has it eased off? I would still call EPU or docs to talk through your worries.

Frizz1986 Tue 14-May-13 18:59:53

choco try not to fear the worst.
I know previous experience will be playing on your mind but stay positive and def speak to epu or docs in the morn.

Foodylicious Tue 14-May-13 19:00:58

Anyone know what it is safe to take for IBS in pregnancy? if I can share TMIam getting increasingly constipated and sooo bloated! would normaly take colpermin and/or senna.
What should I be adding to my diet? not had much of an appetite this week or felt much like cooking so not eaten anything very exiting (unlike last week where i ate all day).

MissMedusa Tue 14-May-13 19:10:14

For choco and anyone else with spotting, apparently 25% of healthy pregnancies will experience some spotting which means 1 in 4 of us on this thread will have it. Considering we're over 50 people by now that means at least 10 of us will experience some spotting at some point and be perfectly fine. I had some brown spotting early on around implantation and a drop of red blood last week after dtd so have done a lot of research. Not sure if that helps you but I usually find some comfort in the numbers.

MissMedusa Tue 14-May-13 19:12:02

foody I'm eating dried prunes on a daily basis and I think they do help some.

Foodylicious Tue 14-May-13 19:15:34

thanks miss on both comments!

LittlePeaPod Tue 14-May-13 19:39:53
MrsAVB Tue 14-May-13 20:38:20

choco, lots of love. It's a worrying time, don't ever feel bad for bringing your worries here. We got your back girlfriend <snap snap snap>
foody I have IBS too but don't medicate, just eliminate the trigger foods. Weirdly I've found my IBS has been better since I've been PG but that might just be because I'm vomming all the time.

Sultanajo Tue 14-May-13 20:40:54

Wow this thread has grown - 200 already!!!

So sorry for the ladies having spotting. Its so worrying, even when you have been told by a midwife its,normal. Chocco you are doing the right thing contacting someone tomorrow no matter what - its the only way to get proper peace of mind, especially following your previous experience. Thinking of u and all the other ladies with spotting! thanks

Have we heard from Humpty yet or have I missed her messages?

Pea omg falling asleep at my desk would be an understatement. 12 hour day today - am beyond cream crackered! Going to have a bath to warm up then bed for me! Bliss! Glad you are feeling crappy again today!

Heartburn has been a wicked little biatch the last two days! Rennies are my new friend (although they make me gag)....

Foodylicious Tue 14-May-13 20:43:09

Anyone in need for a giggle I just had a quick peek on the babyname thread --McJesus , what a great name!

Sultanajo Tue 14-May-13 20:44:17

Foody that really tickled me! Hilarious! I may steal thay one! wink

Alexandersalittlemonkey Tue 14-May-13 20:45:36

So, I've been lurking for the past couple of weeks and figure I should probably say hello.

I got my bfp a few weeks ago so I'm just over 6 weeks gone and think my edd is about 5 Jan. This will be no 2 as my eldest is now 5.

Still getting used to it as we weren't really trying but v excited as I always hoped I'd have 2 children so fingers crossed everything goes ok.

Went to the dr last week and I'm booked in to see the midwife on 29 May, apparently you can't see them til 8/9weeks.

Not told anyone yet and I'm trying to see how long I can last before I can't keep the secret in any longer! Should be easy to keep it from my family as no one lives anywhere near me and I'm quite enjoying it as last time I let people know straight away.

McJesus! shock

flowers for you, Chocco. I know it's hard, but try to stay positive, as spotting is so common!

sarahleanne Tue 14-May-13 20:45:59

Yey someone a similar age to me mrsgsr smile
am I the only one not getting a private scan? sad I feel left out now lol

Crosspost, welcome littlemonkey! It's fun having a little secret, isn't it? smile

Sarah, I'm not having a private scan either! Happy to wait until the NHS one. I especially don't want one of those 3D ones - so creepy!

LittlePeaPod Tue 14-May-13 20:50:14

Sultanajo. Thank you again grin. Yeassssss. The sickly feeling is continuing and today was a bit worse than yesterday. grin. I slept like a log and DF had to wake me up..... Anyway, come 9am (just as i have landed at work)start feeling tired and by 11am struggling to stay awake... Had to tell people I had a funny bug... The lies we tell.. Have you got a new symptom / friend in the old heartburn?

Don't think we have heard from Humpty. FX I went we'll for her...

LittlePeaPod Tue 14-May-13 20:52:44

Alex congratulations and welcome flowers

Frizz1986 Tue 14-May-13 20:52:59

sarah i am not getting a private scan. Think dh would think I was a loon for suggesting it as at the moment there is no need. Its my first pg so have no previous issues and havent really got any worrying symptoms yet (although cramps panic me even tho everyone says they are normal). I dont think an early scan will stop me from worrying either! Really hope these next few weeks fly by, but go away for a week next sat so that will use up some worry time!

Am not sure if I missed the age thing, but I am 27 and so is dh.

MrsAVB Tue 14-May-13 20:58:30

Welcome and congrats alex!
I'm not having a private scan sarah, I don't think it would reassure me, plus I have better things cake to spend my money on. But I can totally understand why others do.
Tonight I have really crampy legs... Boo...

Oh, MrsAVB, I've had really crampy, restless legs for the past few evenings. Was wondering if it was a pregnancy symptom or just coincidence!

Sultanajo Tue 14-May-13 21:09:57

Sarah I will hold off private scan too I think unless I weaken at ten weeks unless I have something that really concerns me...

Pea yup! Not even sure why as not eating any of the foods that normally bring it on with me - its hitting me in the evening. Marvellous!

Welcome Alex xxx

Penny31 Tue 14-May-13 21:23:30

choc hugs to you, try and stay positive. Like everyone says, brown blood is normal but I know it's impossible not to worry.

I've been shopping tonight and now I'm so tired, but I'm so much better than last night when I threw up my dinner and went to bed in tears because I felt so bad! I hope it's normal for symptoms to come and go. Boobs arent sore either sadI'm still slightly nauseous and off all sorts of food so assuming all is well.....

Sultanajo Tue 14-May-13 21:27:19

Penny I too have moments of feeling slightly better and start to feel relieved, but then freak out in case it means something bad and start frantically poking at my boobs like a crazy woman. But then suddenly nausea will hit me like a train again and I relax and then wish I felt a bit better! Never happy!!!wink

Penny31 Tue 14-May-13 21:29:21

Haha so true! Will remain positive and enjoy the break from feeling awful. I bet to or row I'm bad again!

MoreBoober Tue 14-May-13 21:53:24

Hey Choco hang in there, fingers crossed for you.
Well I had a call from the midwife today who told me that she wants to do my booking in visit next week! So I'II be having my 10 week booking visit next Monday when I'II be 5 weeks because she's going back to working in the hospital and is trying to get all her paperwork done before hand.

Hello hello! Quick post (i have skimmed, but not read - 5 pages today, you nutters grin) to say - I PASSED! DH is now talking baby-safe cars, so exciting!

I also got to tell my Mum - she was v excited and lovely about it all! Feels a bit more real now, somehow.

Night all. xx

chocoloulou33 Tue 14-May-13 23:12:15

Thank you lovely ladies. Think I'd go mad if I didn't have you lot on here. Only ones who rly knows what we're all going thru. mrsavb lol at the <snap snapping> haha. Thanks all of u for all your advice & comments. Hoping it will be nothing like last time. They were both b4 I had dd who's now 5 but sadly remember it like yesterday. Its only there a little when I wipe but I want that just to bugger off completly. Have got slight cramps but I've had them all the time. Keeping my fingers and legs crossed overnight!!! Hoping the fact that I feel sick is a good sign? X

chocoloulou33 Tue 14-May-13 23:15:00

well done humpty hurray smile

Sultanajo Wed 15-May-13 03:26:49

Congratulations Humpty! Bet thats a weight off your shoulders! How exciting!!!thanks

gemma277 Wed 15-May-13 03:27:50

Wow... havnt had time to catch up yet. warning, just a moan! Gosh today feels never ending! Woke up at 5 yesterday wanting an early night today and poor DD has temp of 39 and conjunctivitis, she wont sleep and I feel so sick, maybe its the tiredness but its the first real onset of nausea for me only 4+4. Poor DD just calpol and peppa pig at 3am shockfor us while DH is fast asleep... No fair!

Sultanajo Wed 15-May-13 03:28:21

Ah insomnia, I have been expecting you! confused Just know I will fall asleep just before my alarm goes off in 3 hours....

Sultanajo Wed 15-May-13 03:30:46

Bless u Gemma. Your poor DD and I really feel for u! Dont know how you ladies with DCs already cope with all the fabbie symptoms on top of running around after little ones. I feel like I can barely take care of myself right now!!! wink

gemma277 Wed 15-May-13 03:35:05

Congrats Humpty! I still haven't got mine, its in the must do for summer!wink

gemma277 Wed 15-May-13 03:39:49

Ah, thank you Sultana. I feel like a zombie confused... Will be able to sleep later i hope.Ah yes insomnia...at 3 and by 6 sweet sweet sleep... Hmmmm hopefully sleep will find you soon grin

TobyLerone Wed 15-May-13 06:11:21

Well done, Humpty! grin

Morning all. DH works from home today, so I don't have to get up and drive him to the station at stupid o'clock, yet I've been wide awake for an hour sad

I have my 18 month-old nephew for a few hours this afternoon and I can't wait! DH is sad because he'll be at his mum's and miss him. That baby is the most beloved child there has ever been. We are obsessed with him and how cute he is!

LittlePeaPod Wed 15-May-13 06:25:37

Yeeeeaaaaaaaa Congratulations Humpty

Chocco great to hear you sounding positive.

Sulatanajo & anyone else not sleeping hope you get some rest soon...

I have first MW appointment this morning at 9am. smile Have a fabulous day ladies...

TobyLerone Wed 15-May-13 06:34:57

Enjoy the form-filling, pod!

LittlePeaPod Wed 15-May-13 06:59:44

I know, forms and niddles. She is taking my bloods and checking pee today... I hate niddles sad

Sultanajo Wed 15-May-13 07:12:00

Thanks Gemma sleep found me about an hour before I had to get up.

Well, I am joining all you ladies with spotting this morning it would seem! The rational part of me is saying it's only light, only on wiping at the moment, it's brown and I am not majorly cramping at the moment, although I do have some pain (although not sure if that's constipation!!!). The other 95% is freaking out and trying not to yell "noooooooo" out of the window and collapse in a heap on the floor! The lack of sleep is not helping my emotional state this morning. Feck feck feck!

Looks like I may be booking an early scan at some point soon if this continues.

LittlePeaPod Wed 15-May-13 07:22:46

Sultanajo sorry to hear that. Hope it clears ASAP.. flowers

Sultanajo Wed 15-May-13 07:31:44

Thanks Pea xxx

TobyLerone Wed 15-May-13 07:38:38

Sorry you're having a worrying time, sultana sad

Morning ladies!

Another one with a terrible nights sleep. Feel like a zombie this morning.

Choco glad you're feeling more positive now.

Sultana sorry about the spotting. Mine is still hanging around, wish it would just bugger off too!

Humpty congrats on passing! Well done!

Good luck at the MW appointment today Pea

Welcome to the new ladies with bfp. Always lovely to have more onboard flowers

Sultanajo Wed 15-May-13 07:45:31

Thanks Toby and Sunny. Meant to say - have fun today Pea! Just don't look at the niddles.... x

Congratulations Humpty! Being able to drive will be a lifesaver with a little one.

Well, I'm 5 weeks today, and my symptoms seems to have disappeared. Boobs much less sore, not so tired, not sick. Can someone please tell me to get a fecking grip and stop worrying please?!

Have booked a private scan for next Friday, which is really early, but we're hoping on holiday for a week next Sunday and I wanted to know that everything was in the right place before we went. Don't expect to see much, but would be nice to know if there was anything there at all!

BookTart Wed 15-May-13 07:52:27

Nice work humpty, and hugs to gemma and sultana and choc. If is such a stressful time isn't it? I'm sure all is okay though smile

No sleep here again. I'm very upset at the moment, still no symptoms at all and I'm so worried about another mc. Also, I think I might have cystitis coming on - hurrah! Hopefully I'll perk up (or throw up) once I get to work.

Sultanajo Wed 15-May-13 07:54:22

Enjoying my symptoms were very much coming and going at 5 weeks - I know how you are feeling - this morning I am also thinking "I don't feel as nauseous as I have - OMG" but like you I am trying to slap myself in the face and not overreact. It's so hard when it's something you so desperately want and there is very little you can do to control the outcome. ARghh, don't think I am helping you - better sign off and get to work!

BookTart Wed 15-May-13 07:55:24

Sorry science, cross-posted. Sounds like we're in much the same boat at the mo. I hope you get to see your bean at the scan next week, you'll be six+ weeks then, so you might do!

chocoloulou33 Wed 15-May-13 07:59:15

sultana sorry ur experiencing the same thing as me. Sucks doesn't it. Mines eased a little since last night so gonna see how it is 2day. Am trying to stay calm but like u said its easier said then done x

MrsHowardRoark Wed 15-May-13 08:01:59

Hello all, this thread has moved on so quickly! I only went on holiday for a week smile

I was booked on a girls holiday before I found out I was pregnant so I spent the last 5 days fake drinking.

Now I'm back looking after my DD and I'm absolutely exhausted.
I already feel guilty about how much this baby will change her life.

My DP also has a horrible stomach bug and I'm terrified of catching it. I should be helping him but instead he is confined to the spare room.

Thanks book, sultana. Hugs and slaps to the face all round eh. Sorry we're worrying about the same thing!


MrsHowardRoark Wed 15-May-13 08:04:44

Also, as an attempt to offer some small comfort, I had no nausea during my first pregnancy at all and it was about as textbook as a pregnancy gets.

extracrunchy Wed 15-May-13 08:35:29

Hi all! Been lurking and catching up last couple of days. Scared to sympathise with all the ailments in case I'm imagining mine and there isn't actually a bean in the sac we saw. Humph.

Science - really hope you'll see yours at your scan as the worry is TORTUROUS if it's just too early (like mine, hopefully..!) and you have to wait a week to make sure all's well.

I'm sure the spotting's normal! Had it with DS who is now 2 and enormous grin

MrsAVB Wed 15-May-13 08:42:32

Morning all!
Hugs and <snap snaps> to those of you having a worrying time.
<high five> to humpty. I have put off learning to drive and know that I need to bite the bullet. Am terrified though. Especially in London...
<pity party warning>
I am so fed up of vomming. After saying I was feeling better yesterday I vommed hourly from 5-11 last night and have vommed 3 times this morning. I'm resenting the time that vomming is taking up; doesn't bean know I have other things to be doing? I have to chair a meeting first thing this morning, and even with changing routine to allow for extra vomming time I still don't feel like I look my most professional. Sigh...
DH and I were talking names last night and he has terrible pretentious taste. I shall have to use all my feminine wiles to ensure bean does not end up with a name that screams BULLY ME!
Have a good day everyone!

Frizz1986 Wed 15-May-13 08:51:19

Welcome to all the new bfps.
Congrats humpty
Good luck pea let me know how it goes . I have my mw this afternoon but have not been told anything re pee or blood so not sure what to expect.
Sorry to everyone worrying and feeling like crap. I hope to stay positive and everyone feels better and gets more sleep soon.

I think i have been getting more cramps over the past 24hrs but not sure if I am only noticing them more or what. It's on my mw question list tho and i guess what will be will be right so i need to stop worrying as my body has taken charge now!

sarahleanne Wed 15-May-13 09:55:12

omg I cannot keep up with you ladies.apologies as I cannot remember everyones names but to those who are also not having early scans..i don't feel so left out now haha.

To the few ladies who are spotting...I had bright red blood with both my previous pregnancies and I really thought something was wrong but my boys now 5 and my girls 17 months so all was well in the end. I know its so hard but try not to worry,especially if it is only brown spotting.

I have bad kidney pains today (always suffer from uti's when pregnant)
sad waiting for doctor to ring so I can get in and see him today.on the plus side, I have booked my firs midwife appointment for 5th june so i'll be about 7 weeks then smile

I know this is a bit of a premature question, but have any of u thought about whether u r going to find out the sex yet? I found out on my first, kept it a suprise with my second and this time my husband wants to find out but im not too sure? im sure I pushed harder second time round cus I wanted to see what I had lol.

Gobbolinothewitchscat Wed 15-May-13 09:59:18

Morning all - I'm such a fanny. I kept looking at the bottom of the old thread, thinking "that's strange, wonder why it's reeeaaaaallyyy slowed down" and here you all are here!

Hope all well. I'm felling remarkably OK bar being exhausted. Hoping all is OK and trying to cast mind back to DS symptoms. I've been very good on the pee stick front. (No testing for 4 days now on ICs). As a reward, I'm treating myself to a clearblue on Thursday to see if the conception indicator has changed! grin

frying - my first ICs for DS and for this pregnancy were that light. The one for this DC was so light I thought it was negative at first until the FRER came up. However, over the next week (extensive research grin), the line started to get darker. From what I've seen on MN, a line is a line on the ICs so fingers crossed all is well.

I think we're going to go fr a private scan on 25 May as will be 7 weeks then but I might delay it a bit in to the next week just to be sure.

well done humpty Toot! Toot!

MTBMummy Wed 15-May-13 10:10:21

Morning all,

I finally had a decent nights sleep, only woken up once by DD, and managed to go straight back to sleep, no major back ache today and even the nausea seems to have let up - so instead of being happy I'm panicking - argh

Have my widwife appointment on Monday, but know she'll be next to useless, and all she'll do is my paperwork and then book me in for a scan - I'm desperately trying to change surgeries to escape this useless woman.

Just to add to my whinge, the house we were buying (to be completed beginning of next month) the seller has pulled out! so while we're not desperate to move, have agree another year on our rental contract, it means unless a small miracle happens, we're not going to be able to buy in the area we're in, and we're going to have to move away to a large town :-( SO upset, have been in tears over this, so it's very likely we'll either be moving when I'm heavily PG or with a new born, not what I want

Gobbolinothewitchscat Wed 15-May-13 10:10:25

Big ((hugs)) to everyone who has any worries ATM. Fingers crossed for all thanks

MrsGSR Wed 15-May-13 10:13:53

Sorry to all those who are spotting, I'm sure it's nothing bad, but it is stressful. My SIL just had a bad bleed at 17 weeks, but the baby is completly fine.

I'm finding out the sex. I don't have a preference, or maybe it's more that I want both! A boy would be nice first as I always wanted a big brother, but I have such a good name for a girl, and I would love a little girl so I don't mind either way!

I've been using ICs every day. I ordered 40 last week thinking it would be ages before we got pregnant (and I used up the 20 I had before very quickly) and then found out I was pregnant about 2 days later!

I went to A&E yesterday after having some stomach pains (I rang the hospital as I didn't know what to do and they told me to go in) and had some blood tests. Have to go back to the epcu tomorrow for another blood test to check hormones are increasing as they should be. Strangely whilst sat in A&E I was more calm and sure that everything is ok than I had been up til then!

Foodylicious Wed 15-May-13 10:15:43

goblin weel done on not poas, but just a word of warning the ceomception indicators are not very accurate, 1st one i used said 1-2, next 2-3, next 3+, then when i was having a panic about lack of symptoms and bit of spotting I got 2-3 again, scared the crap out of me and contributed to me getting an eary scan at EPU.
Everything was fine!!!! even on the cb site it says if you test after 6 weeks you may get 'surprising' results., So yay for you if it changes, but try not to panic if it doesn't.
I am now officialy banned from poas ever!
sarah thenks for reasurence re spotting it really does help hearing it from someone who actually went through similar not just reading or being told about 'some women...' smile

sarahleanne Wed 15-May-13 10:29:05

no problems foody, I've been there and I know how worrying it can be.If someone had offered to fix me up to a scan machine permanently for the first 3 months of those pregnancies I would have done it lol.

mrsgsr-maybe I will find out the sex too then smile I have one of each already so I suppose it doesn't really matter...i'll let the husband get his own way lol.

off to work now girlies sad have a good day everyone.

Gobbolinothewitchscat Wed 15-May-13 10:37:04

I think we'll probably find out the sex. I was very against it with DS but DH was quite keen but said it was up to me. I decided literally at the 20 week scan as I knew he was keen. We fidnt tell anyone else though.

I think we will tbis time as DH said it really helped him bond with DS. I was worried it would take the excitement out of the birth but it really didnt as it was just so exciting meeting DS!

Ps - I'm north west but originally Scottish

LittlePeaPod Wed 15-May-13 10:44:51

Hi Ladies.

My thoughts are with everyone worrying and stressed out about cramps and spotting. For those with few symptoms. It took me till just before 6 weeks to start getting any and even now they come and go. Like felt sick yesterday but not so bad today.

[Frizz] my MW appointment went really well I am lucky as she's a lovely lady and made me feel so much better. I had to fill some forms in, she took my hight, weight, about 5 little bottles of blood for different staff. Not sure if I got more as I was already anemic and my aunt is a sickle cell anemia carrier. I agreed to get full screening on my bloods which incluided things like rubella, HIV, Syphillis. Not that I have any illness other than anemia. But wanted everything. She also offered me either an early dating scan or a down syndrome test and then a 20 week scan after. I opted for down syndrome test at between 11 and 14+w. I told her about my private scans and she was lovely. She said tottally understanding follow mc in March. She booked my booking in appointment for 29th May. Feeling so much better for seeing her. Didn't do pee test, that's next time. Good luck for this afternoon.

Congrats, Humpty, and hugs to all the ladies with spotting.

Sorry to hear about the house, MTB. Buying is such a stressful business, isn’t it? I’ve just moved, but it did at one point feel like everything that could go wrong did go wrong! Fingers crossed it all works out for you.

I will probably find out the sex – I can’t think of a reason not to! It’s not like knowing the gender will make the baby’s birth any less exciting for me! grin

If I get back home soon enough I’ll register with the GP today, so I can get things started. Signed up with the NHS text alert service when I first found out, and I got a text today telling me that now I’m five weeks I should get the ball rolling with the GP smile

Frizz1986 Wed 15-May-13 11:35:21

Thanks pea Nice to have an idea what to expect. I hope my mw is nice. Will update later.
Hope everyone has a fab day today. Must crack on with work as have to disappear for my secret appointment!
I'm such a sucky liar tho so am sure people will guess soon!

chocoholicalcoholic Wed 15-May-13 11:49:17

Morning! Thoughts are with those with spotting. It is completely normal to worry, especially if you've had a mc before. Keep calm, stay positive and be kind to yourselves. It's a common thing to happen, it has happened to two of my friends and pregnancies were fine. Big hugs.

Congratulations Humpty! Amazing feeling isn't it!

Anybody else absolutely freezing? I'm sitting here in a hoody and gilet and am.still shivering!

Knocked back half a tub of Pringles to myself so far this morning. Healthy eating is going well!

Hello all. Currently writing this from the EPU waiting room. Brown spotting turned to blood so was told to come in and be assessed. Completely crapping myself about what they'll say.

Hopefully I'll report back with good news soon

Foodylicious Wed 15-May-13 12:07:28

fx sunny

Oh no, sunny, hope you have some good news soon flowers

LittlePeaPod Wed 15-May-13 12:08:02

Sunny I am so sorry you are going through this. Will keep everything crossed for you.

Chocoholic yes I am freezing and starting to feel queasy again.

chocoloulou33 Wed 15-May-13 12:08:02

sunny you poor thing, sorry ur going thru this. Hope u get some good news & everything is still ok xx let us know x
pea glad your mw app went well x

Halfbaked Wed 15-May-13 12:08:21

Hi all new BFP's
Waves to chocoholicalcholoic fellow Norfolk dweller
congrats to Humpty It willbe so much easier being able to drive. My DH has not passed his test and I'm ramping up the pressure to get him to learn now #2 is on its way!

Got GP appt today, assume he will refer me to midwife. That's what happened last time but I was in London with no1 and everybody seems to have different experiences.

We will be telling MIL and DSS (25) who is currently sponging off staying with us he's been here 9 weeks, so I'm hoping it will give him motivation to move out!! I'm not sure my nausea can cope with the lynx cloud every morning for much longer!

Halfbaked Wed 15-May-13 12:09:57

Sorry to hear that sunny hope it all works out ok.

TobyLerone Wed 15-May-13 12:11:23

Fx for you, sunny.

chocoholicalcoholic Wed 15-May-13 12:30:13

Fx sunny x

Thanks all - I'm so relieved, as I didn't want to a) have to retake when bumpified (worried about emergency stop with bump) or b) not be able to drive in 7.5 months' time.
For whoever said they're afraid of driving in London (*MrsAVB*?) I hear you - it was terrifying, but I now feel more confident than I think I would have done if I'd learned in the country. I can recommend my instructor - he was incredibly patient!
Now have to find which car we shall buy to fit a buggy in the boot...

To those who are cramping/bleeding, massive fx and hugs and flowers and I hope everything is okay.

To those who are vomming, I think I am about to join you. Nearly vommed on the tube this morning. You have my heartfelt sympathies.

finding out sex wise, I am in the surprise camp - gotta have some fun at the end of all that pushing grin

names wise, I am also in the camp of having to reign in Mr Humpty's excesses. He has terrible taste in names. Truly truly appalling.

Frizz1986 Wed 15-May-13 12:41:12

Fx for good news sunny

gemma277 Wed 15-May-13 12:41:57

Hope everything is ok Sunny! And everyone else with cramping and spotting. Ive got cramping too but no spotting, think its just part of the deal( i hope) stay positive ladies.
Re finding out the sex, i would love to wait but just physically couldn't. We found out with DD and had time to organise everything more, or 'pinkafy' everything. Knowing that the ultrasound lady knows i would just have to and DH would prob sneak in and find out so would have no chance really grin

chocoholicalcoholic Wed 15-May-13 13:01:49

We didn't find out the sex with DC1 or DC2 and don't plan to with this one. I never really gave the sex much thought to be honest! I think I might be alone in this though!

LittlePeaPod Wed 15-May-13 13:14:08

Chocco33 thank you it was a relief. Plus asked about myy vitamins particularly the Omega oil, as some of you are aware I am a little obssesed. But she reassured me everything was good for baby. Phew. How are you feeling\doing today? All good? [Smile]

With regards finding out. DF and I are finding out. I would like to start with a boy but DF would like to start with a girl. One of us is bound to be wrong. But a healthy baby full stop is a gift enough. [Smile]

Sultanajo Wed 15-May-13 13:44:24

Fingers firmly crossed Sunny. Very much thinking of you!!! flowers

I'm back with semi good news.

I had an internal scan which showed the pregnancy sac but was measuring v small but no obviously reason for the bleeding. MW who did the scan got a registrar to have a look and he said most likely my dates are out so had blood taken to check hcg levels and will have then redone Friday morning. They would expect the levels to have doubled in that time. If they have doubled then I won't be seen until my booking in appointment on 31st May, if they haven't I'll go back for another internal scan a week on Friday.

I'm trying to take some comfort from the fact the sac was intact but I guess it's a case of wait and see.

I ended up telling my boss everything this morning. Kind of had to as I was in a bit of a state after discovering the bleed while at the office! But she was lovely and has said I could work from home the rest of the day which is very sweet of her.

Thanks for all your lovely messages by the way. In my emotional state it made me all teary flowers

Sultanajo Wed 15-May-13 13:48:47

Well I have caved after saying I wouldn't be having a private scan and have booked one for next week when hopefully will be 8 weeks. Can't stand it any longer with having the second lot of spotting. Just need to know! Want to wait until next week though if I can so I can hopefully see more....Am also seriously considering one at 10 weeks too if it's all OK at 8 weeks as last time it all went wrong at 9 weeks and I didn't find out until the 12 week scan, so I want to be sure I have at least got past that next milestone...

Pea I asked if they did deals but she said only ones that included a 4D scan. Certainly won't be having those - they freak me out! So will be paying full price for two, but to be honest I don't care about cost right now - if it means I can't go anywhere for the next month because I have used my petrol money for the scans then so be it! Feeling a tiny bit calmer now have booked something, but know this week is gonna drag now... Note to self - must stop whinging! <gives self a hard slap!>

Sultanajo Wed 15-May-13 13:51:44

Oh Sunny - huge hugs! The waiting is always the worst part. We are all here to hold your hand through this and feel free to unload. How lovely of your boss to be so understanding and let you work from home the rest of the day. Will start crossing my toes for you too...flowers xxx

MrsAVB Wed 15-May-13 14:01:41

Hugs sunny, am glad you have been somewhat reassured and that you don't have to wait too long for the next steps.
humpty yes it was me. Whereabouts in London is your instructor? If SE I'd like a recommendation!
Do any of you married ladies have any experience of applying for provisional license when passport is in maiden name? DVLA are being arses.

chocoloulou33 Wed 15-May-13 14:09:22

sunny that's rly good news then I would say. The fact theey can see sac & no obvious place for bleeding. Just having bloods & waiting then, how annoying for u but u need that reassurance that all is ok xx
sultanajo how is your spotting now? Mine seems to have eased off a bit (fx) glad u got a scan to look forward too.
Talking of early scans aarrghhhh. Just had a call from hospital, they have received my gp's letter about my history & they are giving me an early scan!! On monday! Eek! I'll only be exactly 7 weeks. Will they be able to see much? Am excited but also nervous x

LittlePeaPod Wed 15-May-13 14:11:20

Sunny glad you had some good news and FX hug levels double. [Flowers]

Sultanajo I am with you. I booked my scans for very similar reasons and I just want to know. Who did you book with? My 4 scan package doesn't include 4D scans. Its the reassurance package. Can send link when I get home if you like? BTW, you are not whining. [Smile]

MTBMummy Wed 15-May-13 14:12:04

We'll be finding out the sex, and to be honest it this one is anything like DD, it'll be lying with it's legs open and there will be no way not to know :-)

We're split, on one hand we'd prefer a girl as we already have girl stuff, on the other we'd like a boy so we'd have one of each. To be honest, as long as it doesn't get my toes or DP's nose - we'll be happy :-)

LittlePeaPod Wed 15-May-13 14:13:32

Chocco33 the place I am going to told me you can see a heart beat at 7 weeks. How exciting.

TobyLerone Wed 15-May-13 14:16:02

Hope you're feeling a bit reassured, sunny.

sultana, I think we're going to have one in between next week's and 12 weeks. I didn't get a deal either sad mine only does the 3D/4D packages and I also think they're creepy! DH really wants one, though, so I suppose I'll have to get over it grin

LittlePeaPod Wed 15-May-13 14:27:38

Sultanajo & Toby this is the place I am going to. If you go to the bottom, under this is my baby you will see all the packages the offer. Not sure if this place is where you are. I am going to Leeds. My SIL used them for first baby and the one she is carrying now. she highly recommended them.



Sultanajo Wed 15-May-13 14:30:10

Choco - yes, the last time I checked (after the previous 50 times) it had indeed eased thankfully - am hoping it isn't lulling me into a false sense of security!!! Now have a really sharp pain high up on the left - am hoping it's something like trapped wind, but of course I am imagining all the horrible things it could be! smile I have never been a hypochondriac but really feel as though I am turning into one... confused

Pea I am a bit far from you in Hampshire, but thanks very much for the offer of a link. wink They did say if I decided to have any more there may be potential for a discount - am hoping I won't need to, but never say never!

Sultanajo Wed 15-May-13 14:32:21

MTB that made me laugh! I am actually hoping for the opposite, that it gets DH's nose and my toes!!!

Toby well you never know, you may get converted to the 3D/4D scans once you have seen your own??? wink

TobyLerone Wed 15-May-13 14:35:33

It's the only one I'll ever have, so it doesn't really matter! grin

chocoloulou33 Wed 15-May-13 14:49:02

raaaaaaggghhhhh well scrap my last post as just had another call from hospital & they've just my notes & think I may be too early for scan. Nooooooooooo!!! So they've cancellled it & told me I'll hear from them in a few days of what to do next sad soo gutted. Was rly looking forward to it x

Foodylicious Wed 15-May-13 14:52:18

oh choco thats pants! they matbe shouldn't have called you until they had figured out what was next instead, leaving you in limbo does not seem fair sad

Mythreeknights Wed 15-May-13 14:54:48

Bad luck chocolou that's a pain in the neck - but surely it means they don't consider your spotting to be risky or bad? (I am still spotting myself but slightly less so today)

gemma277 Wed 15-May-13 14:57:27

Sunny hope you feel better now your more at ease.
MTB we are like you, have DD so everything pink and just moved in to a two bedroom house in central London( what a nightmare! Im not moving again any time soon, thats for sure) so they will have to share a room which is pink mania so it would be easier to have a girl but then nice to have one of each, and redecorate confused. But not that bothered really. Lol sultana too whats our obsession with toes and noses. I want them to have my noes and DH toes wink.
AVB i think you can just send marriage certificate? Not sure tho...

LittlePeaPod Wed 15-May-13 14:59:31

Oh Chocco33 FFS and how frastrating. Sorry to hear that.

MrsAVB he's not SE London based, but I think he'd travel? He's with AA, but I'd contact him directly if I were you (some of their instructors are DREADFUL - barely speak English). Re provisional, can't help, as applied in my maiden name (didn't change).

sunny glad to hear it's good, if not quite totally reassuring news.

chocolou sorry to hear about your scan, that sucks. How far along are you?

I want bean to have DH's athletic tendencies although he is not athletic right now more lovely cuddly and my analytic brain. Don't care what s/he looks like, as long as s/he gets good teeth, neither of us have them and they are the bane of my life. I am choffing milk and yoghurt like nothing else! grin

Sultanajo Wed 15-May-13 15:32:28

Chocco that's such a tease! Really mean! Hope they come back to you ASAP with another date!

MTBMummy Wed 15-May-13 15:40:00

Out of curiosity - is everyone planning on having anyone other than their DP at the birth?

It came up week before last, when we didn't know I was pg, and DP mentioned he wasn't that bothered about being there this time round, and I had said I would love my sister to be there, so now we've asked her and she's going to be my birth partner, she doesn't have kids of her own, but was the first person beside DP to meet DD when she arrived. Im so happy she wants to do it and it's given her something to be excited about, she's been suffering with depression and she said this has given her a little light at the end of the tunnel

MTBMummy Wed 15-May-13 15:40:45

Choco - that's just so frustrating! I do hope they get you another scan booked soon

MTB not sure - I used to always say i didn't want DH in the room, then sort of said I might like him there but at the head end - he was a bit confused and I'm not sure he wants to, tbh. I think I might have my Mum instead. She's done it twice before, after all!

Foodylicious Wed 15-May-13 16:06:55

MTB oh, thats interesting. I think it will be just me and DP, I like the idea of sharing it with my sisters and if i had a 'different' DP then I probably would ask one of them. This is our first and I quite want to share it with just him. Though I reserve the right to change my mind at the time and demand someone else if he is rubbish! (sure he will be fine though, he puts up with me pretty well wink)

MrsGSR Wed 15-May-13 16:11:42

My DH wants to be there, but he's in the army so we can never plan that far in advance! MIL and my sister would both love to be there to, and are both planning to come up and stay with us for a few weeks after the birth which will be nice.

TobyLerone Wed 15-May-13 16:12:17

DH wants my mum there as well as him. She's been there for all her grandchildrens' births so far, so why break the habit now?

LittlePeaPod Wed 15-May-13 16:17:50

Just DF and I. We already decided we want to experience it together. Not telling anyone till after birth becausde all of them would just turn up.

However we are considering a c-section. I don't handle pain well. Anyone erlse ever had or opted for a c-section insdtead of natural birth tnot sure if that's the right term)?

LittlePeaPod Wed 15-May-13 16:18:40

Excuse spelling. On m phone at work.

TobyLerone Wed 15-May-13 16:20:42

The thought of a c-section scares the crap out of me. They threatened me with one when I was in labour with DD and I cried blush

bluecarrot Wed 15-May-13 16:28:37

Hi everyone. This seems to be moving so fast I've skimmed through most of it but will try to keep up from now on!

I'm due on 6th but hoping it comes on 7th as its the anniversary of the day we met.

I was 6 weeks pregnant on Monday but booking in appointment with midwife isn't until June 7th. I suspect the scan will be around 14 weeks or so sad

It's my DPs 30th birthday just 2 days after the mw appointment so I'm hoping she will try to hear a heartbeat so we can announce at his birthday gathering. Alternatively, will beg for a scan before 22nd June, which is my birthday so we can announce it at my party since everyone will be there too smile

This is my second, my first will be 11 by the the time this one comes along. As she's not DPs bio daughter we are trying to make sure she stays involved and not pushed out of the way as she's at that awkward age. Hoping she can announce the pregnancy by telling everyone she's gonna be a big sister!

Went swimming this am and my boobs have grown so much they were bulging out of my suit ( admittedly its plunging neckline) so will need to get a new one. New bras arrived today and they are blissfully comfy. I was a 32g before pregnancy so hoping they don't get much bigger!

Other than that, just fatigue and some mild queasiness. And crying over silly things.

bluecarrot Wed 15-May-13 16:30:32

LittlePeaPod - I had a c section ( emergency) and while I can't compare it to a natural birth, I have to say I really hated having it. I'm looking into hypnobirthing this time round.

MTBMummy Wed 15-May-13 16:31:28

I had an emergency cs last time, I wanted natural, but things didn't go as planned, and a cs saved both mine and DD's lives. and to be honest it healed quickly, I was off the pain killers in less than a week, and mobile and had a lovely shower within a few hours of it.

That said we're going to try the natural route again this time, and well if it doesn't work and we need a CS again then so be it.

The one thing that really puts me off an elective CS is that they won't let you go further than 38 weeks, that might just be my local hospital, but DD was 2 weeks overdue and I'd prefer to go over due than force a prem delivery - if that makes sense?

MTBMummy Wed 15-May-13 16:32:42

Re DP in the delivery suite, I should add he was great last time, but he was just a bit Meh about the whole thing, and to be honest it'll be exhausting and someone needs to look after DD.

gemma277 Wed 15-May-13 16:42:43

Its just going to be me and DH this time round had my mum as well last time and was a nightmare! Think it was too much for her she was all agitated and absolutely exhausted by the end of it. I don't want to tell anyone until after delivery. Only thing is babysitting for DD so going to have to tell somebody but not sure who to take her to, don't want mum or MIL to be offended. MIL lives much closer but DH has such a big family, don't want everyone turning up and my mums all alone, hmmm it really is a tricky one. Who's babysitting your DC's?

TheSlug Wed 15-May-13 16:53:43

I'm having my DH and my mum. I'd have a few more people in there if I could too but just don't see it happening lol! I'm not shy wink I really don't want a Cs, I'm planning on taking all the pain relief possible though!

Sultanajo Wed 15-May-13 16:56:55

Who to have at the birth. It's an interesting one! I would really like DH there, especially as it's our first and I want to share it with him. However he is sooooo squeamish! Before I got preggo I was quite blase and thought "well if he doesn't want to be in there then I will go it alone" but actually now I feel really needy and really want him to be there. Stupid hormones!!!

Not sure I would want my Mum there - she would be really supportive but I don't think I would want to put her through that to be honest, especially if something went wrong - I would rather just call her up after it's all over and announce the birth of our healthy bubba!

Sultanajo Wed 15-May-13 16:58:04

I am a real wuss too Pea which is why I want a hospital birth so if I really can't cope then I can get drugs!!!

TarkaTheOtter Wed 15-May-13 17:12:15

littlepea I think with a cs you are delaying the pain til after the birth.
I am a wimp and had a lovely walking epidural. Once it was done I felt pressure and knew what was happening (and could move my legs) but felt no pain. I had a little button to press for top ups. I was already on my back (early induction due to gd with three drips and continuous monitoring) so the epidural didn't make me any less mobile.
In theory with a csection you can't drive for 6 weeks which was te main reason I didn't/don't want one as I live in the middle of nowhere.

bluecarrot Wed 15-May-13 17:13:35

Think just DP in with me. Hoping mum will stay with DD... Maybe drive us to hospital - dp can't drive. I can but might not be able to when in labour.

Anyone looking into yoga /Pilates etc? I know we can't do it til 14 weeks but I like to plan ahead smile

GinotPrigio Wed 15-May-13 17:23:53

Hi, I (think) I just got my BFP so hope it's ok to join in here. Its a very faint line but I have done several tests today and they're all the same. Fingers crossed!

My EDD is 26th January. I'm 31 and live in Kent with DH and DD(2).


MrsAVB Wed 15-May-13 17:30:03

Hi everyone! Welcome and congrats blue. We have the same EDD smile. Also if its any consolation my booking in appointment isn't til June 10th, with my scan on June 21st. I think it's different everywhere as some people seem to be saying they don't get their scan appointment til after booking in, but my two appointment letters arrived one day after each other.
I will definitely not be having anyone other than DH at my labour. My mum isn't well enough to handle it and I don't have sisters. I am a bit worried DH will freak out though.
CS scare me too, and I think the delaying the pain thing is true. My SIL has had three CS and its been hard for her to look after the children, house etc in the 6 weeks recovery afterwards. Although I have to say not having a foofoo as big as a bucket does appeal confused.

MrsAVB Wed 15-May-13 17:32:36

Ps welcome and congrats grinot.
And blue I'm looking into pg yoga, there is one near to me. I've never done proper yoga before though so worried I will be the elephant in the room.

Alexandersalittlemonkey Wed 15-May-13 17:36:54

I'm hoping my dp will be at the birth but we don't have anyone to look after ds so unless it happens on a school day I can see him having to stop at home. To be honest all he really did last time was sit and read the paper in the corner anyway!

gemma277 Wed 15-May-13 17:40:52

Welcome all smile Blue, definitely looking into to pg Pilates. I've only done a few sessions in my teens, just always got the giggles so stopped but I think now I can take things more seriously. Its meant to be really good especially for those pelvic floor muscles and mine are in need of some serious help blush

bluecarrot Wed 15-May-13 17:54:19

I emailed a few instructors asking a few questions and there's one yoga and one Pilates I really like but they are on the same night! I might just try one for the 6 week block, then try the other for a 6 week block. The Pilates is run by physiotherapists and I had awful back pain last time (conceived shortly after a car accident) so seems like it might be useful.

I'm a terribly self conscious person but ill just get on with it - all the classes are small (7 participants max)

Anyone tried or planning on trying anything different to Pilates and yoga?

GinotPrigio Wed 15-May-13 18:02:14

Thanks for the welcome!

I'm going to continue to running for the moment anyway. Maybe as I get bigger I'll switch to swimming.

MrsHowardRoark Wed 15-May-13 18:02:58

Hi Ginot, congratulations.
I'm in Kent too with DP and 18 month old DD.

My first birth was at home with DP and two midwives. It was a very calm and positive experience which meant that DP could help with the delivery.
My only regret was not transferring to hospital for stitching. Ouch!

GinotPrigio Wed 15-May-13 18:03:01

* continue running that should of said!

GinotPrigio Wed 15-May-13 18:04:36

Ouch indeed MrsHowardRoark! Where abouts in Kent are you? (If you don't mind revealing). I'm in Headcorn - not too far from Maidstone

Halfbaked Wed 15-May-13 18:12:50

Welcome ginot and blue
I've been doing Pilates and its really good preparation for pregnancy and birth, I'm hoping my pelvic floor stays strong this time.
Went to Dr who put EDD at 14th January, so two days later than the NHS calculator?!!
Got my booking appt for 29th May and an enormous pack to fill in.
At 37/38 I am classed as a geriatric mother hmm but it just means more tests and appts I think.
My MIL is delighted DSS hasn't even said congratulations sad
I was going to tell my DB and SIL to be, but they had their scan today and are having twins!!

Hello new people!

My current yoga teacher will have me back once I'm 14 weeks. It isn't a specific pregnancy class but she is qualified for preg ladies, so I'm going to stick with her.

I've got a stupidly low pain threshold, and managed ok last time with just a tens machine so I'm hoping for the same. A cs is a pretty scary prospect for me, but everyone's different!

Frizz1986 Wed 15-May-13 18:16:30

grinot congrats and welcome.
Just got back from work after the longest mw app ever.
Was supposed to go in at 2:45 but still nothing at 3:15 so went to ask. I got told i was next. Then lots of mega pg ladies started to arrive and got seen straight away. At 3:40 asked again and turned out someone had clicked me as seen!
So ended up waiting over an hour to go in and by the time i got back to work i had been gone 2 hours (all for what they thought was a normal nurse checkup!)
Anyway mw was v nice and i just got my forms filled in and she gave me a booklet and a pee pot for my booking app which will be at 8-11 weeks and scan will be 11-14 weeks. Dont know if i can wait til 14 weeks.

Think u win pea as urs seemed much more hassle free. Was a great way to calm a nervous first timer!

Frizz1986 Wed 15-May-13 18:17:37

Oh and hello to any other newbies. Havent really caught up as am a bit frazzled now!

MrsGSR Wed 15-May-13 18:29:46

blue my DP's birthday is 22 June, we're hoping to tell everyone then smile

I have an appointment with the epau tomorrow, I am very, very scared

LittlePeaPod Wed 15-May-13 18:34:21

Hi ladies,

Thank you or sharing on the c-section information/stories. I think I was procrastinate on that one. Head in sand until second trimester.

Fizz. I was in at 9am and was first appointment. Maybe that was why. Sorry to hear about your experience...

Congratulations to all the new ladies with BFPs.. flowers

TobyLerone Wed 15-May-13 18:42:59

Good luck, MrsG smile

Welcome, newbies!

MTBMummy Wed 15-May-13 18:43:17

Welcome all the new BFP's great to see so many of us.

Just noticed a bit of blood, keep telling myself not to worry about it, that it's probably just some spotting, but fearing the worst :-(

TobyLerone Wed 15-May-13 18:48:40

It really does seem common, spotting in early pregnancy. I had no idea. Fx it settles down for you, MTB.

MTBMummy Wed 15-May-13 18:59:36

Thanks Toby, officially feet up and decaf tea this evening.

Frogcatcher Wed 15-May-13 19:02:33

Welcome newbies!

Backtracking a bit to the pilates/yoga I've been doing Pilates on & off for years & for over 18 months at my current studio. They do specific ante-natal Pilates classes from 12 weeks onwards. If you're already doing classes with them they will let you carry on when pg but won't let you start general classes. I told my teacher this week despite being only 5 weeks & she said she was glad I did as it's best to modify exercises even early on due to the fact that you are using the abdominal muscles that need to separate in pregnancy (or something like that!). You need to be especially careful with curl-ups & after 12 weeks or so you're not allowed to lie flat on your back & have to use a special cushion. I was then annoyed as she wouldn't let me do all the hard stuff & said I could only do "maintenance" from now on even though I feel absolutely fine!

LittlePeaPod Wed 15-May-13 19:09:08

Mummy. Sorry to hear about spotting hopefully disappear quickly. Rest up.

MrsG. Good luck at EPU tomorrow..

TarkaTheOtter Wed 15-May-13 19:12:17

My yoga teacher is happy for me to continue with some modified poses for "my bad back" wink

Sultanajo Wed 15-May-13 19:13:42

Welcome newbies!! Congratulations!!!thanks

MTB so sorry u r having spotting too! As Toby said there seem to be a lot of us with spotting. Such a worry - keeping everything crossed it stops as soon as it started xx

Frogcatcher Wed 15-May-13 19:15:08

wink grin Tarka. Luckily there is only one other lady in my class & she's a nurse with two young kids so I didn't mind her knowing as well as it was just easier for everyone.

Foodylicious Wed 15-May-13 19:15:22

good luck mrsG, hope all is ok, fx
rest well mummy
it does seem really common, definitely given the number of us on here with it!
i had a scan at epu on monday and all ok, but am taking a couple of days for myself to rest up and de stress.
thinking of you both, hugs

Frogcatcher Wed 15-May-13 19:15:38

Sorry that should be wink grin Tarka. Total baby brain as a result of a 12 hour day at work!

MrsAVB Wed 15-May-13 19:17:55

To throw a spanner in the works, I have just been offered a new job! I interviewed for it last month and didn't get it, but they have just created another post. It's with a new employer so I would lose the 6 weeks @ 90% SMP and just have MA. But the job pays more than my current one so the difference would be compensated by that. There are so many pros and cons to consider...and I have to decide by tomorrow...aaaah!

Foodylicious Wed 15-May-13 19:32:22

well done Mrs A! can you get/do you have a copy of the new maternity policy/package? the amount i get is based on how much i earn over a couple of months 3ish months before i go on leave/am due. if you factor this in and it works out better for you it sound like a great opportunity, are planning on returning to worker after? are both jobs equally secure? good luck in figuring it all out, nightmare!

MTBMummy Wed 15-May-13 19:55:33

Congrats MrsA - if you balance it out by the increase in wages then go for it :-)

TobyLerone Wed 15-May-13 20:04:07

Congratulations, MrsA!

MrsAVB congrats on the job offer - I wondered from the JS conception thread, but didn't want to ask.

I'd go for it IF you want the new job. Don't worry about the pay - long term it's probably nothing, it's more important whether you would enjoy the new one more.
I say this as a person who would walk over hot coals as a job in preference to my current one.

As for birth stuff - I want to try tens & gas and air and see how I get on. Def prefer non-caesarian, mainly cos I would like to try bf'ing and I've heard that is harder?

flowers to everyone worrying with spotting. I had quite a lot of bleeding with DD from five weeks and it was such a worrying time, especially when every doctor you talk to tells you something different.

Congrats MrsAVB!

I am really getting fed up with constant nausea and feeling bad cos I can't cook for DD and I worry about her not eating well. Thinking of going to stay with my dad or in laws.

DH meanwhile in huff because house not clean and I'm none too keen on sex. Anyone else having trouble with that?

MrsGSR Wed 15-May-13 20:49:42

Thanks all, hopefully it will all be ok

Humpty, my mum had to have caesarians with both me and my sister but she still breastfed us both so it is definately possible.

I don't want an epidural just because the idea terrifies me, the rest I'll just take as it comes.

altered I've gone off sex since finding out, at the moment I'm so terrified of something hurting the baby that I'm being totally irrational! hopefully it wont last long

GinotPrigio Wed 15-May-13 20:51:40

Congrats on the new job MrsAVB

Alteredimages I wouldn't worry too much about DD and eating. She will be fine eating sandwiches, etc for a few weeks until the nausea improves. If you are stil concerned then maybe try batch cooking when you feel ok and freezing kiddie size portions. That way you just have to de-frost and re-heat. I plan to do that if MS sicks in for me this time round.


TobyLerone Wed 15-May-13 20:56:43

My house is a horrible mess too. I really must get on with it. DH is amazing, though, and just keeps telling me to leave it if I'm tired/sick and just rest.

As far as sex goes, it's limited to mornings because I feel sick at night, which means it's limited full stop because we leave for the station at 7.30. Weekends and days when DH works from home.

Congrats MrsA!

Checking in here today. I met up with a fellow mumsnetter today and had a great time.

All day though I've felt sick. It's just waves of sickness. Then when I don't feel sick, I start to panic. It's so silly! DH said I can POAS (the IC ones) everyday if nec, which is lovely

MTBMummy Wed 15-May-13 21:17:28

Just wanted to add my 2p on the BF'ing after a CS, I had a CS, and DD latched almost perfectly within a couple of hours. And I bf'd until she was almost a year. I think the problems come in if you have a general anesthic, rather than an epidural.

MTBMummy Wed 15-May-13 21:18:18

Anyone else experiencing mild palpitations?

MrsGSR oh, I didn't know that! Thank you. I was scared it was totally incapacitating.

MissMedusa Wed 15-May-13 21:32:44

I've been scared off of sex as I had some spotting after the last time we dtd. Probably stupid but I wouldn't be able to relax. Will see how I feel after my scan on Friday.

MrsAVB Wed 15-May-13 21:33:04

Thanks everyone!
Talked the job over with DH and think I'm going to ask for an informal chat and then make a decision. Both employers only offer statutory minimum in terms of leave and pay. But I'm quite bored and frustrated in my current job, and it doesn't really have prospects for progression. And I feel like chandler in friends because no one ever understands what I do, it's a real chore explaining at dinner parties etc. and everyone is a lot older than me and stuck in their ways. New job would have better prospects, and is in an area that would mean we would have more choice over where we want to live, but wouldn't have to move if we didn't want to. Plus it's a bigger organisation so more potential for meeting new friends, and more likely to be able to offer flexible working etc. But I am a bit worried about losing the SMP; the difference only covers it over a year and its losing money at a time when we'll need it. Also about the stress of starting a new job while pg, and letting my current employers down. And nightmare maternity discrimination stuff like the new employer finding a reason for me not to pass probation. Aaaah!
My flat is a tip too, and I am getting so frustrated by how slowed down I am from vomming and being tired. But DH is being great.
Re. sex... I do feel like it, but as I said to DH earlier "I'm sorry I've not been boffing you lately, I just think the motion would make me vom which wouldn't be very alluring". He has read about 2nd trimester bloom so I think I may disappoint! He is also listening to radio 5s Bump club pod cast so coming out with all sorts of "pearls of wisdom" hmm
Thanks for all your advice ladies, it's lovely having you!

Hello to the newbies smile

Good luck tomorrow, MrsGSR! Sure all will go well.

Congrats on the job offer, MrsAVB! If I were you, I'd think long term – is it a good move for you? Will it be more enjoyable than your current job? If so, go for it! Six weeks of 90% is nothing in the long term.

Re birth stuff – I definitely don't want a c-section if I can help it, but I'm up for any and all pain relief grin I think I'll be asking for an epidural as soon as I can!

My partner got his first NHS email today aimed at partners… He said it basically said I would be tired and irritable, and he should do more of the housework. Sounds about right then! wink

Sorry if I've missed anything important - am feeling tired and, er, irritable!

I agree that 6 weeks at 90% is nothing really.

Also, on related note, I know I have pregnancy rage today, because I re-read my contract and realised I would be better off being sick for a year than doing the COMPLETELY NORMAL AND USUAL AND NATURAL THING OF HAVING A BABY in terms of pay - we get 6months full pay, 6 months 1/2 pay for sick, but the SHIT "6 weeks at 90% then 3-whatever weeks at £135" for maternity which is frankly insulting.

I wish I could find a doc who would lie and say I had a year long illness instead. Fuckers. Like I won't need as much more money as a sick person?

I may have to take my rage to bed now. It shouldn't be out too long, it gets uncontrollable.
Night lovelies grin

Oh, meant to ask, specific how do you get NHS emails? My "D"H needs to be told this the lazy bastard.

chocoloulou33 Wed 15-May-13 23:24:07

I've been fine all day & now spotting again. So typical they cancelled my scan for monday, I might be needing it now after all! Will have to ring epu if it continues but its not a lot at all. Rraaghhh us ladies don't need these worries! X

LittlePeaPod Thu 16-May-13 06:50:04

Morning ladies

CongratulationsMrsA on the jb offer.

MrsGSR. Good luck for tomorrow. I am really nervous too that my scan on Friday will find nothing or something wrong. FX all ok

Chocco. I am sorry to hear that. Hopefully it's just a little and will disappear really quickly. Hope you get an appointment really quickly with your EPU

I am exhausted and struggling to keep up with anything. Roll on Friday 5pm.

LittlePeaPod Thu 16-May-13 06:51:50

Sorry scan on Saturday not Friday....

MissMedusa Thu 16-May-13 06:59:42

Mine is tomorrow at 9:45 and I am scared shitless. It started creeping up on me yesterday and then I did the Maths and today would have been the day I had my d&c in that cycle. Not to mention, had that baby lived, it would have been due this Saturday. I'm in full on panic mode sad

TobyLerone Thu 16-May-13 07:02:46

So many scans coming up! Good luck, ladies smile

Sorry, loulou sad it's crap, isn't it?

Sultanajo Thu 16-May-13 07:27:37

Wow MrsA - decisions decisions indeed! Good luck with making that one - I totally understand your reservations about the new one and I think the informal chat will hopefully answer some of the concerns you have. Fingers crossed for you!

GSR good luck tomorrow! smile

MissM It really sucks thinking about due dates that would have been - I know I will be the same come August. Deep breaths (easier said that done). Will be thinking of you tomorrow!

Chocco - soooo annoying! Grrrr! Mine isn't there this morning, but I am soooo expecting it to come back at any second! Really hope you can get a scan ASAP for peace of mind!

Pea - OMG I am knackered today - everything is taking me 10 times longer than it should because I keep forgetting what I was about to do. I have lost count over the last few days of how many times I have gone downstairs, got sidetracked and come back up, only to then realise I had gone down for something specific like a drink. I then have to go back down again (which feels like a massive effort right now) and actually keep saying over and over the reason I am going down so I don't forget a second time! Argghhhhh!

MTBMummy Thu 16-May-13 07:28:43

I fear I may be bowing out of this thread too, a little brown spotting has turned into a full heavy bleed. :-(

Just my luck that I have a meeting in town that I can't get out of either, so will have to call the GP this afternoon.

medusa I've seen your PM, but not going to follow up on the FB group for now if that's ok?

Sultanajo Thu 16-May-13 07:34:00

Chocco well I spoke too soon - just checked and spotting is back - heavier than it was yesterday. Anndddddd back into the negative tailspin we go! sad

Sultanajo Thu 16-May-13 07:35:32

MTB so sorry you are having a heavy bleed and every more sorry you have a meeting you can't get out of! Will keep everything crossed for you! xxxx

MTBMummy Thu 16-May-13 07:36:12

Sultana - it sucks doesn't it x

MTBMummy Thu 16-May-13 07:38:42

Thanks Sultana and I you, I guess the plus side is at least we've got other people going through this with us.

Why is it that the time of you PG that you're most ill and need te most hand holding is the time you're not supposed to tell anyone?

LittlePeaPod Thu 16-May-13 07:43:47

mummy. I really sorry to hear that. Can you speak to your doc? flowers

Sultananjo. Sorry to hear the spotting has returned hopefully will stop soon. flowers

Sultanajo Thu 16-May-13 07:44:49

I know MTB. It majorly sucks and while we are at our most vulnerable we have to go through it almost alone. This thread is really an amazing way of keeping as positive as possible and knowing everyone else really understands what we are all going through!

Sultanajo Thu 16-May-13 07:46:47

Thanks Pod. It's odd, but something doesn't feel quite right - feeling quite faint this morning (which I also felt yesterday morning). I can't explain it, but apart from the spotting something feels more weird than usual. I may call my GP and try and get referred to the EPU if this continues...

Gobbolinothewitchscat Thu 16-May-13 07:53:22

mummy and sultana - very sorry to gear about the spotting sad flowers. Got everything crossed for you. sultana - please do phone the EPU; particularly if you're not feeling right

TobyLerone Thu 16-May-13 07:56:46

Handholding for you both, sultana & MTB thanks How worrying for you sad

sultana, you should definitely go to the EPU.

MrsHowardRoark Thu 16-May-13 08:12:00

I'm so sorry to hear that MTB & sultana.
I'll be thinking of you both

MTBMummy Thu 16-May-13 08:16:22

Thanks everyone for the hand holding, it's helping me keep it together. It really is a life line right now.

I'm going to call my GP at 12:30 as they do t open until 9 and my meeting starts in 15 minutes. Thankfully I pass the EPU on my way home, so can stop there if I need to.

Really hope your spotting settles down Sultana

MTBMummy Thu 16-May-13 08:18:55

sultana am with you on the something not feeling right, I could t out my finger on it yesterday but something was just off.

Then had palpations and spotting in the evening and went to bed resigned that this was not a sticky bean. Woke up at 3am awful cramps and a huge amount of blood :-(

Penny31 Thu 16-May-13 08:19:20

sultana and MTB I'm keeping everything crossed for you. MTB I know what it's like trying to get on with work and meetings with things on your mind. You just want to get out of there! Best of luck and I hope you get seen ASAP.

chocoloulou33 Thu 16-May-13 08:22:29

Ladies with spotting/cramping/bleeding someone has started a new thread for those of us going thru it. Its so scary. mummymtb & sultanajo I hope your both ok. Fx for all of us that this stops sad xx

LittlePeaPod Thu 16-May-13 08:24:49

sultanajo defo call your doc and get a refferal to EPU. Or at least get checked up by doc or mw.

mummy I know it would hard where I am but could you defer meeting or could some else pick up for you?

Really sorry you are both going through this really stressful experience.

lovelilies Thu 16-May-13 08:28:42

So sorry for you choc, mummy and sultan sad I hope it turns out to be nothing wrong. (hug) x

Keeping FX for MTB, Sultana & Choco

Do go and be seen at the EPU if you can. They might be able to give you some reassurance. My bleeding has gone back to dark brown spotting, although I also had some brown clots last night. I wish I was having my second blood tests today rather than Friday. The waiting and worry is exhausting.

Thanks for the tip re spotting thread Choco. I will definitely be checking that out.

[Flowers] and hugs for all those worrying x

Yonionekanobe Thu 16-May-13 08:46:45

Wow - I disappear for a week and a brand new shiny thread!

Congratulations to all who have recently joined and so sorry that there has also been bad news flowers

I continue to feel constantly sick and exhausted. PILs had DD overnight last night as DH and I have a day off today to go to the cricket. We thought we would take advantage of DD being away and went to the cinema - I fell asleep about half an hour in blush

Been very stressful at work - hence not having much time to MN! My boss knows I am pg after I had a bit of an emotional breakdown one day! Together we are now trying to line me up for quite a significant promotion. The decision will be made when I'm about 15 weeks so and frankly I think it will be obvious by then.

Sultanajo Thu 16-May-13 08:55:43

Thanks so much for the support everyone. I too have meetings all morning MTB but have managed to grab a GP appointment at 11.20am just after my last meeting - it's gonna be tight. Gonna get myself referred to the EPU - it's my birthday at the weekend so really hope I am wrong, but have a bad feeling and would rather know now (if they can give me an answer).... Not told DH as he has enough stress at work at the moment - will tell him tonight. At least the sun is out today for a change....!

Thanks Chocco - will check out the thread xx

Sultanajo Thu 16-May-13 08:57:05

Arghhh Sunny - as you say, the waiting and worrying is exhausting. Time just drags doesn't it!!! x

gemma277 Thu 16-May-13 09:06:25

MTB, choco, sultana fingers crossed for all of you that everything goes well today. I got food poisoning yesterday felt awful but think its better today, hope everything else is ok. Fx for you ladies

cosmickitten Thu 16-May-13 09:19:06

Morning all
Yesterday I had quite a big bleed with lots of painful cramps and thought it was all over. In my local area there is no access to the EPU until 7 weeks (I was 6 weeks plus 5). My midwife tried to get them to see me but they wouldn’t.
In the end we went to company we have booked a private 8 week scan with as didn’t fancy being limbo for 2 days. They were great and saw me asap. The scan showed our little bean with a healthy heart beat. The sonographer couldn’t see any reason for the bleed. But did tell us that bean is 6 weeks plus 2, so a little younger my dates showed.
Not out of woods yet and midwife has ordered 1-2 days bed rest. After the initial bleed I am now spotting. So I guess now it’s time to wait and hope.
Thinking of everyone suffering from bleeds/spotting and cramps x

Gobbolinothewitchscat Thu 16-May-13 10:27:56

choco - missed you off my last post. Just wanted to say I'm thinking of you too and got everything crossed flowers

cosmic - what a heartening story. Delighted all seems well

Sorry, Humpty, went to bed early! grin You can sign up for the NHS emails for you and your partner here: NHS Emails

Hugs and handholding for the ladies with spotting, my heart goes out to you sad and good luck for your scan, MissMedusa, I do hope all goes well.

Have you in my thoughts, MTBMummy, and hoping for a happy outcome.

Cosmic, that’s lovely news!

Am feeling a distinct lack of symptoms this morning, which is making me feel nervous - and feel silly for feeling nervous. I guess it doesn't help that I have a work event tonight and will have to try to swerve the wine without making anyone suspicious! Going to be hard work, I think.

Foodylicious Thu 16-May-13 10:50:30

thinking of all you MTB, Sultana, Choco and cosmic, fx.
Still spotting here, but back to dark brown.
Off to see my sister and her 10week old and her friend and her 1yr old. Sooo want to tell them and keep it a secret all at once, ahhh!
DP told one of his friends yesterday as we were going to see him in the states this year, but now financially does not make sense (we are already spending a fortune going to oz and Thailand). glad he has been able to tell someone finally, unfortunately he now wants to tell everyone!. he won't though smile he knows better than that!

bluecarrot Thu 16-May-13 10:56:24

Thinking of everyone going through a worrying time.

I had a fair about of spotting and a lot of cramping with dd and shes 10 now so it wont always mean it wont stick. Just get as much rest as you can x

I called my midwife this am and asked if she can write the referral to the hospital early to give me a better chance of a scan before my birthday - and she did it! Ill be 9+4 on the initial midwife meeting but scan will be between 10 - 14 weeks. Im hoping its before 11+4.

My DP comes home tonight after a few days away at his parents and has agreed it should now be his job to clean the bathroom.. you know, because the fumes arent good for baby ;) I have to teach him. Thats tonights entertainment sorted ;)

TobyLerone Thu 16-May-13 10:59:29

Sounds promising, cosmic smile

MrsGSR Thu 16-May-13 11:06:49

So sorry MTB, Chocco, Saltana and everyone else having spotting or bleeding, fx everything is ok and thoughts with you all

Had the second blood test today, waiting for the Doctors to call me to let me know if the hormones are increasing right. Staying very close to the phone!

LittlePeaPod Thu 16-May-13 11:14:36

MrsGSR crossing everything hcg levels are increasing really well.

Foodylicious Thu 16-May-13 11:15:11

Rest well cosmic sounding positive though! I too got to see my little flutter-bean (on Monday) and she measured it as 6+1 when i thought I was 6+5. saw MW day after and she said they cant really measure accurately when they are so small so has still put in for 11-14wk scan from my lmp dates which actualy puts me nearer 8 weeks due to lave ov.
Anyway smile to seeing the little one and take it easy x
Good luck mrs g fx

Hand holding for MSB, sultana and anyone else who needs one!

Hope everything turns out ok for all x

My GP called yesterday to apologise for the advice given by the receptionist when I called. She directed me to the midwife for a first appointment (which is fine), and I asked whether I needed to book a scan myself or via the MW. Her advice was not worry as her daughter didn't have one til 16 weeks hmm, so I sent an e-mail to the practice saying I didn't think that was great advice. He sounded so worn down, poor man, I felt bad for complaining! He did say that he would be reminding staff not to give advice if they aren't qualified to do so, so hopefully she'll keep her anecdotes to herself from now on.

chocoloulou33 Thu 16-May-13 12:13:37

Hope your blood results don't take too long mrs let us know. Am off to work now but will get on here this evening x

FX your blood results are good MrsG. Let us know how you get on.

I have my second test tomorrow x

cosmickitten Thu 16-May-13 12:26:37

MrsGSR thinking of you, hope you don't have to wait too long. Keeping fx for well behaved hormones x

Penny31 Thu 16-May-13 12:35:37

My problem is trivial in comparison to others. My nausea is unrelenting. I can't concentrate artwork and finding it difficult to smile, chat ad get on with it. I'm turning into a right misery guts at work!

extracrunchy Thu 16-May-13 12:37:20

Fx MrsGSR - keep us posted. The waiting is awful, isn't it? X

cosmickitten Thu 16-May-13 12:38:18

Penny constant nausea sounds pretty grim to me x

MrsGSR Thu 16-May-13 12:56:45

Still waiting, thanks for all the messages smile
Penny do you like Bananas? I read that they can help morning sickness as they have vitamin B-something.

Frizz1986 Thu 16-May-13 12:57:31

flowers to everyone who is having any bleeding or spotting.
I hope everything turns out well.

I have been getting occasional cramps today that are stronger than normal. Not sure if it is a bad sign or not but I guess time will tell.

We are telling dh parents tonight and will be telling my boss tomorrow in case things happen and i need to rush off. Am very fortunate that i get on well with my boss so know I would have support and time if i needed it.

carrotcakecupcake Thu 16-May-13 13:30:16

Penny While my nausea had yet to begin I can totally relate. I am so tired at the moment I'm finding it difficult to string conversations together, such a misery guts! Fortunately I have an office of my own so I can hide away most of the day smile

Frizz I had horrible cramps earlier this morning but they seem to have eased now, growing pains? Good luck telling the boss...I keep wondering if I should as I think she'd be understanding, think I might wait a little longer still...

Frizz1986 Thu 16-May-13 14:26:12

carrot it's nice to know other people are getting the same feelings. Really not sure what i am supposed to feel.
Am only telling the boss as i have been training to cover her work for the past 2 years so it's going to take time to train someone else. I am also involved in charging all our customers and my mind is already wandering so best to have someone to check I have done it right!

MissMedusa Thu 16-May-13 14:26:25

This thread is scaring me sad why must something so important be so difficult. I have my fingers crossed for all of you.
I'm feeling off too, symptoms seem to have waned. No spotting here but I don't expect any, didn't have any spotting at all and that one was doomed from the start. If I hadn't had an early scan it would likely have been weeks before my body recognized that anything was wrong.
Big hugs all around.

cosmickitten Thu 16-May-13 14:34:47

MissMedusa sorry you're feeling scared, I don't think I realised how worrying the first trimester is. I've been so focused on getting pregnant, all this new worry, has come as a shock.

MissMedusa Thu 16-May-13 14:52:10

I agree. I thought, once I conceived (and it wasn't easy) the worrying about whether I would ever have a child could stop. Nope, that's when it really begins.

LittlePeaPod Thu 16-May-13 14:58:40

Hi ladies just checking how everyone is doing. mummy & sultanajo I hope you got to EPU ok. Sending my thoughts to all spotting and cramping. [Flowers]

MissMedusa it is really scarey. I was like you. No spotting and bag mc out of the blue. I did have cramps but they had disappeared but no spotting. Tomorrow would have been the start of mc so really nervous about scan on Saturday.

Penny I feel bad moanimg to about exhaustion and emtional outbreaks when others have so much more to worry about.

MTB and sultana and choco keeping everything crossed for you. I do hope everything works out for you both. cosmic sounds hopeful, I'm so glad, and hope that cheers up the other ladies with spotting/bleeding.

penny I am just starting to be nauseous in the mornings. It's grim, your problem is not trivial, it's all too real! Hope you are okay.

Agree on the scariness of first trimester - I guess this is the bit you don't see, because people don't announce until the end of it... It's awful to think that you try this hard to get upduffed, and it could still all be for nothing. Still, looking on the bright side (and I don't mean this to upset anyone who's spotting/bleeding/afraid) - we have all got pregnant at least. One worry to check off the endless list...

Thank you to the lady (god I cannot remember ANYTHING, sorry!) who recommended NHS emails, I shall sign us both up pronto.

You're welcome, Humpty! grin

I am less worried now, to be honest, than I was while ttc - I always had that worry in the back of my mind that it would turn out I was infertile and it would never happen for me. I expect that seven months isn't so long to try, really, but it felt like forever.

Now I have worries, yes, but also amazing glee that I am capable of growing a baby - and I am growing one even as I type this message! smile I think we need to try and remember what an amazing, magical thing is happening within us, despite the stress of it.

I hope that doesn't come across as insensitive in any way. <worries> flowers to you all!

sarahleanne Thu 16-May-13 16:39:05

just decided to poas again today to see a digital result and It came up with error....damn! got another one in the cupboard but still annoyed one is wasted.dont even know y im doing another one,paranoia or what :/

sorry to all those who are spotting,its very common so I have my fingers crossed for u all!!

MrsHowardRoark Thu 16-May-13 16:55:53

I definitely found the first trimester the hardest blanks last month from mind
It was the time I was so tired I needed a seat during my commute and felt sick so needed a bit of understanding at work. I felt great by the time we told anyone.

I am absolutely knackered and can't even raise a smile at the moment. I'm trying not to think about it all really until I get to 12 weeks.


Just checking in to see how everyone is?

MrsG, I hope you had good news from your blood test results.

I've been surprisingly productive at work today which has helped take my mind off things. Blooming exhausted now though. Looking forward to chilling out in front of the TV tonight. Hope you all have lovely evenings

MrsGSR Thu 16-May-13 17:40:06

I still haven't heard anything! I might ring them in the morning, but I'm worried about being a pain, DH has just bought me some chocolate to make me feel better.

I agree I never realised how hard the first few months would be! We'd been trying for a while and I honestly thought all the worrying would be over after we got the second blue line!

BohoZenMummy Thu 16-May-13 17:49:18

Hi all. I'm 7+4 and seeing my gp tomorrow (had to wait a fortnight for the appointment!). I did do a self referral to the hospital online but haven't heard anything. Big hug to anyone struggling with symptoms. I'm just tired and constantly hungry (not much change from normal then! ).

MrsAVB Thu 16-May-13 18:16:31

Evening all!
MTB, sultana, choco, sunny, cosmic and foody... Thinking of you all and wishing I was an octopus so I had enough hands to hold! cosmic hope resting up is properly restful and you aren't too stressed. mrsg FX for blood tests. medusa this is def a scary time and its hard to stay positive. Today (6+3) is the day my last pregnancy ended in miscarriage so I will be glad when it's over... Not that it means that I'm any less likely to on any other day hmm. blue excellent trickery with the bathroom cleaning! I need to think of some similar reasoning around other chores. penny my sickness and nausea is really getting to me too. Apart from constantly feeling shocking its the time vomming and recovering takes up that's annoying. I was late for a meeting this morning because I had to stop and vom in the shopping centre. Ho hum...
Hope everyone is doing ok... Xxx

MrsAVB Thu 16-May-13 18:18:13

Ps yoni hope you're coping ok with work stress. Xxx

MrsGSR Thu 16-May-13 18:30:15

Just had a call from the doctors who said my hormone levels dropped, so it's very likely I'll miscarry sad

Oh no MrsGSR. I'm so sorry. sad

MrsAVB Thu 16-May-13 18:42:59

So sorry mrsg xxxx

gingysmummy Thu 16-May-13 18:43:15

Hi everyone sorry not been on for ages work been hectic.i have a scan on mon i'll be 7+3 by then been getting really bad cramp in my left side and tmi sorry today i had only what can be described as a green plug don't have a clue what it is.ment to be working sat/sun nightshift but not sure to go in as i feel really rubbish and my work is very heavy,nightshift nurse with elderly residents.hope everyone else is doing well and hand holding to all with scans coming up

bluecarrot Thu 16-May-13 18:50:26

Oh MrsGSR, my thoughts are with you. X

TobyLerone Thu 16-May-13 18:53:56

I'm sorry, MrsG sad

Sultanajo Thu 16-May-13 18:56:21

MrsGSR am so sorry. Huge hugs!!!

So sorry MrsG hugs x

Sultanajo Thu 16-May-13 19:02:33

Well spent an emotional roller coaster of an afternoon, being passed back and forth between my useless GP and the EPU? Finally ended up at the EPU, had internal and external exam and bloods and then they told me they were worried I was having an ectopic pregnancy! Did not see that coming! Scared the shit out of me!

They stuck a catheter in me and said I couldn't eat or drink incase they had to whip me into surgery! I waited for four hours imagining the worst and then finally got scanned! They can't explain the spotting and I have to go back in a week if it doesn't stop, but the pain in my lower left abdo is an ovarian cyst and managed to see the little bean with tiny flickering heartbeat! So at the moment things are ok. They took some swabs to check for infection and should get results early next week, but for now I feel so lucky!!!

Thanks so much ladies for all your hand holding and support! Sending you all virtual choccies!

Sultanajo Thu 16-May-13 19:05:03

gingy sorry you aren't feeling great and are having cramps and odd discharge. Great that you have a scan on Monday. Hope u manage to get through the next few days without worrying to much! Xxxx

I'm sorry MrsG My thoughts are with you x

Sultanajo Thu 16-May-13 19:07:03

MTB, chocco, sunny, cosmic and foody thinking of u all xxx

TobyLerone Thu 16-May-13 19:07:05

OMG, sultana! You've had quite the day!

Foodylicious Thu 16-May-13 19:11:16

I'm so sorry MrsG, hugs x x

ginny can you get an appt tomorrow to discuss what that was? also i would suggest not working, I am currently off with my back, but really its cause I have been a bit worried and needed a rest! (also a nurse with old folk!)
What a day saltana! you must be exhauted! rest well x x
Still spotting here, was a tiny bit of fresh today too, really seems to be realted to what I have been doing though, days when I have literally done nothing are not too bad, really just a bit and its brown. Today went for a walk and lunch with my sister, moving around a bit I guess and more and fresh. Think I might go to my docs, I know this can be normal but how am i meant to work if this is going on??

Sultanajo Thu 16-May-13 19:11:46

Mythree thinking of u too! Didn't mean to miss u off! Xxx

Sultanajo Thu 16-May-13 19:12:26

It was an experience Toby, but just grateful for the outcome!

Sultanajo Thu 16-May-13 19:14:00

Foody I would definitely say get seen otherwise u r just going to be wondering the whole time....xxxx

extracrunchy Thu 16-May-13 19:17:49

MrsG I'm so sorry to hear that. Thinking of you xx

LittlePeaPod Thu 16-May-13 19:32:22

MrsG I am so sorry. [flower]

Sultanajo. What a day. You must be physically/emotionally exhausted but really happy for you that you got to see the hear beat...

Everyone that is worrying, spotting, cramping I hope things settle soon.

sarahleanne Thu 16-May-13 19:37:56

So gutted for you mrsg, and everyone else who is having issues. God I almost feel guilty to talk about my bean now. Big hugs to u all xx

MTBMummy Thu 16-May-13 19:42:19

mrsG so sorry to hear that x

Sultanajo sounds like a really manic day, but so happy for you that you got to see the heart beat.

Sitting with my feet up waiting for my scan tomorrow, DP is being a sweetheart and looking after me

LittlePeaPod Thu 16-May-13 19:45:36

A question has anyone been getting a really strange head rush? It fills like your head is full and fuzzy. I am putting it down to a rush of hormones. It lasts from a few minutes to a few hours.

Also although not as sick as others (comes and goes). I seem to have gone off all food except, boiled veg, soup and certain fruit. Anyone else experienced this?

Really sorry don't want to sound to insensitive to hose worrying.

LittlePeaPod Thu 16-May-13 19:46:41

mummy great news on the scan. Hopefully you can get some reassurance.

extracrunchy Thu 16-May-13 19:59:09

Little - don't know if this is the same, but I get a massive head rush every time I stand up at the moment!

sarahleanne Thu 16-May-13 20:02:21

I get those head rushes too!! I'm putting it down to hormones and maybe change in blood pressure? Not sure.

LittlePeaPod Thu 16-May-13 20:03:43

Yes sounds similar but it just comes even when sat still and stays for ages. Makes your head really fuzzy. Tans Extra

LittlePeaPod Thu 16-May-13 20:04:32

sarah thanks was starting to get worried. But I think it's hormones.

Sultanajo Thu 16-May-13 20:05:19

MTB so pleased your DP is looking after you! You deserve some pampering!

I know what u mean Sarah, felt guilty coming back with good news, although hopefully it will give others hope....

Pea not been head rusty as such, definitely more of a faint feeling in the morning. Lasts about 15 mins. Not sure if its the same...?

gemma277 Thu 16-May-13 20:05:38

So sorry MrsG!!!! thanks

Good news Sultana!

Little, it may be low blood pressure, especially if your not eating much. I suffer with it and sounds like one of the symptoms.

Hope everyone else is ok, thinking of everyone with spotting and cramping.

Sultanajo Thu 16-May-13 20:06:19

Pea mine comes when I am sitting still at my desk....

MrsG so sorry. Be kind to yourself.

sultana sounds like tentatively good news - hope so!

Specific thank you! I am shit with names anyway, but preg brain is making it a hundred times worse - so forgetful!

Sultanajo Thu 16-May-13 20:10:50

Thanks very much Humpty and Gemma. Toes firmly crossed! X

LittlePeaPod Thu 16-May-13 20:10:55

thanks eveyone. Gemma I have not eaten much today so will try taking some nibbles in tomorrow. See if that helps but gone off most food today.

Sultanajo. Yes it started at my desk. Had it all afternoon and cleared when I left work. Really strange feeling.

Sultanajo Thu 16-May-13 20:12:35

Are u drinking enough Pea? I think I am linking mine to lack of fluids as really struggling with that. It can apparently be linked to dehydration....x

sarahleanne Thu 16-May-13 20:12:46

Aww I'm glad I'm not the only one feeling a tad guilty.
A close friend of mine miscarried and the next month got pregnant and that one stuck smile it must be so hard to deal with, I honestly do feel for ladies when it happens or u r worried that it may be happening but got to try and stay positive I think smile
TMI my lady bumps r bloody killing me, husband is totally band from touching them they're so sore they're tingling sad and not in a good way.
Good news is I did another digital and I've gone from 2-3 weeks to 3+ weeks so that's good I guess.

Sultanajo Thu 16-May-13 20:14:34

That's positive Sarah! My lady bumps are sore too. DH went to hug me when I got in and it made me wince! blush

sarahleanne Thu 16-May-13 20:16:35

Lol sultanajo smile I'm glad I'm not the only one!! I literally feel like I've been breast feeding already, my nipples r that sore. Lol sorry for tmi ladies!!

extracrunchy Thu 16-May-13 20:19:51

Me too and DS keeps climbing all over me and squishing them. Youch.

Sultanajo Thu 16-May-13 20:20:50

Lol Sarah I find it funny they start to get so sore and big so soon....grin

Sultanajo Thu 16-May-13 20:21:35

Youch indeed Extra! Bless your DS!

sarahleanne Thu 16-May-13 20:26:57

Yes so it's not me imagining it, they r getting bigger? Haha. Oh hell my previous post just reminded me of breast feeding, the joys haha. Well I am glad my dh is not the only one band from boobies lol.

LittlePeaPod Thu 16-May-13 20:42:44

Ha ha ha... Those last threads just made me giggle... Lady bumps. Ha ha

Sultanajo only had 500ml bottle today. So just downed another plus trying to drink another. Will try anything.. wink. Great to hear you sending positive by the way......

Frizz1986 Thu 16-May-13 20:44:35

So sorry mrsg flowers
sultana glad u found out what was happening and got to see a fluttering hbl

Hope everyone else is ok.

Just came back from telling the inlaws. Dh chickened it again (kind of)
Were waiting ages for him to say and gave him that look of annoyance and he mouthed for me to do it.
I got us onto the subject of January as his parents are both Jan babies and dh said 'guess what were getting in january' and i said 'a baby'
His mum was like a baby? Oh are u expecting? And then the scream came.
I reminded her that we are still v early and there is a lot that can happen and we might not get a scan until 14 weeks, so they are to tell no one and we will keep them posted. She kinda gets the whole thing as shes had 2 kids herself and she is a medical secretary.
Now to figure out how to tell the boss tomorrow without the whole office noticing!

LittlePeaPod Thu 16-May-13 20:49:11

Congratulations Frizz. Brilliant response from your in laws.

Sultanajo Thu 16-May-13 20:53:27

That sounds like me Pea. Only managing around 2 pints a day which is rubbish. Must do better! Well done for downing some more just now!

Sultanajo Thu 16-May-13 20:54:36

Frizz love the "then came the scream"! Brilliant! Good luck with the boss tomorrow - hope u can find a discreet way...x

sarahleanne Thu 16-May-13 21:07:03

I told my boss today and she was really understanding. GL to everyone telling their boss soon , I'm assuming GL means good luck or am I making my own abbreviations here lol, I'm only young ud think I'd be more up to date ha

donttrythisathome Thu 16-May-13 21:37:06

Hello everyone. I'm sorry about all the worries.
I've joined the worriers now as noticed brown spotting tonight. This is how my 2mcs started off. I had a scan last Friday at 6 weeks but they couldn't see the fetal pole, which was normal apparently. I have another scan next Monday, but I might try to see if I can get one tomorrow. Still hoping it is nothing, but past experience says different.

Sultanajo Thu 16-May-13 21:46:31

Donttry so sorry you have been thru two mcs and they both started in a similar way to what you are experiencing now. Will keep everything crossed its third time lucky for u! Really hope u get a scan tomorrow xxx

CrabAppleTree Thu 16-May-13 22:08:12

Hello everyone
I have just had to start my own thread here as have mates coming over to morrow and the house is a pit
Felt grim today - and had very unusually bad night with DC1 and 2 - find the tiredness and empty tummy is what is making me vom so was puking at 4am.

chocoloulou33 Thu 16-May-13 23:14:44

Hey ladies very sorry to see your bad news mrsG xxx
To anyone else who's spotting hope ur all bearing up ok & its stops soon!! Mine seems to have stopped (touchwood) atm. Remember we have another thread running for those cramping/spotting etc & want to chat about it a bit more then come over & have a rant!
Am feeling v emotional 2nite, was just saying on other thread too. One of my very good oldest friends has just found out her son has cancer. He's only 7. My hearts breaking for them & what they've got to go thru now. Sorry I know its off subject its just a massive thing that has upset me. Think I'm gonna get some sleep now. Night all x

MissMedusa Fri 17-May-13 06:59:22

I'm very sorry about your news mrsg

I was wondering how far along I was, I thought 5 weeks on Saturday, but I bled on 13 and 20th. So today I took a clearblue which said 2+3. So I'm gonna go with lmp on 13th.
Means I'm due 18 Jan. Which is nice to know

Very sorry to hear your news, mrsg. flowers

Am registering with my new gp surgery today, so should be able to get an appointment soon. Excited dot com!

I hope this exhaustion doesn't last the whole pregnancy... I feel tired to my very bones!

gemma277 Fri 17-May-13 08:12:30

O chocolou, so sorry to hear about your friends sonthanks The poor thing! But they have to remain positive there are some excellent care facilities especially for kids with good success stories so hopefully he'll be one of the troopers and he'll beat it!

extracrunchy Fri 17-May-13 08:33:16

Chocolou that's an awful thing for them to be going through sad so sorry to hear.

Donttry thinking of you too. It's so hard not to worry when it's happened before, but it may very well be normal. Are you going to get a scan today?

I'm just counting down hours to Monday and second scan to find out if this pregnancy is going ahead. By coincidence they've also arranged booking appointment for later the same day. Will be either very happy occasion or I'll have to ring and tell them there's no baby. confused

Sultanajo Fri 17-May-13 08:43:43

Choco that must have been such a shock. Hope you are doing ok.

Extra you are doing so well!!! Gosh everything happens at once doesnt it! Will keep everything firmly crossed for u! thanks

extracrunchy Fri 17-May-13 08:54:01

Bah dunno if I'm doing all that well... I mean I'm getting on with it for DS but I did talk DH into taking the day off yesterday cos I couldn't face another day of being fun and sparky when all I want to do is hide under a duvet! Will all be ok in the end, one way or another.

lovelilies Fri 17-May-13 09:01:39

Having pain on right side of pubic bone, no bleeding but worried sad so I'm in EPAU. am supposedly 5 weeks today so not sure what they can do.... feels like someone poking hard with their finger in one spot... please someone reassure me this is normal, and not ectopic!

Gobbolinothewitchscat Fri 17-May-13 09:04:03

love - I definitely had that with DS. Think it was implantation pain. Glad you're at the EPU though - you're in the best place to get good advice flowers

extracrunchy Fri 17-May-13 09:05:48

Not lovelilies worrying too!! I also had that with DS and all was well. Fingers crossed x

bluecarrot Fri 17-May-13 09:40:40

Just popping in to say hi to everyone and thoughts are with those who are awaiting scans and tests. X

winterpansy Fri 17-May-13 09:41:35

Oh my! Just back from epau. Tiny little heartbeat flicker! All is well. Spotting could be cervical erosion. I was only one day out with my dates so new date is Jan 5th.


Have a great Friday everyone x

donttrythisathome Fri 17-May-13 09:56:31

So sorry to hear about your friends DS choclou, very upsetting.
My bleedings didn't come to anything i.e. stopped so feeling hopeful and will wait for scan on Monday. Hope the pain is nothing lovelilies.

extracrunchy Fri 17-May-13 09:57:53

Lovely news, winter!!

MrsHowardRoark Fri 17-May-13 10:04:15

That's such good news Winter, it must have been amazing to see.

I've just found out that I can't see my GP for another two weeks, so I'm unlikely to have my booking appointment before 10 weeks. This has made me very nervous as that was the time of my last mc.

I know seeing someone won't change anything but it would make me feel better.

TobyLerone Fri 17-May-13 10:07:05

Good news, winter.

Thinking of everyone having a tough time.

I'm looking after my
18mo nephew today and admiring those of you doing early pregnancy with a little one. I did it, but I think I've blocked it out. I don't remember much about it.

donttrythisathome Fri 17-May-13 10:10:31

MrsHoward - my GP appointment was just over the phone so won't make any difference. Its just "congratulations and now go see the MW". It would be nice to see the midwife before 10 weeks though - when are you seeing the midwife?

donttrythisathome Fri 17-May-13 10:11:55

Oh sorry, you said you'd see the MW at 10 weeks - that is a bit of a pain. I am really pissed off with our GP surgery recently. Service is gone right down.

lovelilies Fri 17-May-13 10:13:28

Had the scan (internal) there was a blob on screen which puts me at 5 weeks, no foetus or heart beat, which they say is normal for early on, suggest re-scan in 1 week.
Just awaiting the official verdict from the midwife on epau now... I'm meant to be at work- told everyone I'm doing an "audit" grin

cosmickitten Fri 17-May-13 10:21:18

MrsGSR I’m so sorry, there are no words xx

Sultanajo what a rollercoaster and what a lovely ending!

Donttry sorry your have the evil spotting, hope you get to epu for some answers soon.

Extra feeling in limbo while you wait is a horrid feeling, roll on Monday!
Love – very scary thinking of you

Winter – lovely news
MrsHoward – don’t think booking in happens until 10 weeks in my area. The difference in treatment between regions seems rather unfair to me.

Sorry if I’ve missed anyone out, this thread moves fast!!!

It turns enforced sofa time is not all that relaxing. It is quite dull in fact and doing nothing is making my mind race. However, the pain from Wednesday is now an ache and bleeding is now brown spotting. Combined with seeing a heartbeat I’m starting to feel some hope that things maybe ok. Intend to leave the sofa soon and start pottering. If no more bleeding occurs I think I can relax a bit more.

Sultanajo Fri 17-May-13 10:21:32

Hey Love what did they say about the pain you were having? X

Sultanajo Fri 17-May-13 10:26:30

Winter thats just great!!!

Cosmic fingers crossed when u get off the sofa its all ok. Glad u r feeling more positive xx

chocoloulou33 Fri 17-May-13 10:47:16

lovlies & winter hurray to some good news. How lovely xxx

MrsGSR Fri 17-May-13 11:05:55

Well now I have no idea what's going on. I rang the epau because they want me to come back in tomorrow for another blood test but hadn't given me a time.

The nurse I spoke to yesterday definately said that my levels on tuesday were really high but they weren't as high yesterday so it didn't look good. Whilst on the phone today I asked what my levels dropped by, and this nurse said they didn't drop, they just didn't go up as much as they should. I have no idea if one of the nurses read the blood results the wrong way round, or if the first nurse meant that they weren't as high as they should be, rather than they weren't as high as tuesdays (if so she definately could have worded it better)

I've litterally spent the last 16 hours in bed in tears completely believing I've miscarried and it's just a matter of time before I start bleeding and now there is a little bit of hope. After the blood test tomorrow I'm having a scan on tuesday, so hopefully then I'll know for sure what's going on.

winterpansy Fri 17-May-13 11:17:31

mrsg So sorry to hear you're still in limbo with everything. Hope you can get some answers as soon as possible flowers

Sorry for others going through a tough time too x

Thanks for the good wishes, ladies. I know it's still early days but it's really reassuring. I found the early scan pic of my DS and it's at the same gestation as he was in that pic - how weird to have a pic of both of them at the same size. Just a blob really though, can't pick out any features wink

chocoloulou33 Fri 17-May-13 11:18:27

OMG mrsG that's not on at all that they haven't been clear with you. But good news that there is now hope of course. Just hope ur ok. Try to rest if possible xxx

TheSlug Fri 17-May-13 11:20:14

MrsG I'm so sorry. massive hugs to you x x

Mummy MTB what time is your scan today? Thinking of you Xx

I've been getting the head rushes too! It happens every time I get out of the bath, and a lot when I stand up from having been sat down for a while. Weird! confused

I was sick for the first time (not ever!) last night. Not nice. It was just as I was getting ready for dance too sad so didn't go as I felt v sorry for myself. Gutted I missed it though!

apart from that, nothing new, still really funny about certain foods, and smells are really getting to me now as well. This morning I opened a new packet of cereal which I'd been really looking forward to, but as soon it was open it smelled like sick and I couldn't bear to eat it. Rubbish!

cosmickitten Fri 17-May-13 11:23:31

MrsGSRP I'm not really sure what to say, so I'm really sorry if I word this wrong. I am sorry that you are going through all of this. Not getting clear information and the endless waiting just makes it so much harder.

I wish there was something I could say or do to help you.

TobyLerone Fri 17-May-13 11:28:49

Oh, MrsG, how frustrating for you.

MrsGSR Fri 17-May-13 11:31:08

Thank you all, I'm just hoping and praying now, will keep you all informed, this thread has been keeping me sane all week so I'm very grateful to you all!

MTBMummy Fri 17-May-13 11:45:13

Hi all, thanks for the lovely thoughts.

I'm currently sat in A&E as my GP thinks she found an ectopic pregnancy.

Just have to wait now for further testing, but they have told me to pack an overnight bag :-(

TobyLerone Fri 17-May-13 11:51:04

sad MTB. I'm sorry.

MrsG, how frustrating and worrying - sounds like it could be better news than you thought, but shocking that the first nurse delivered the information so poorly! I have my fingers crossed for good news.

MTB, I'm so sorry, do keep us updated, my thoughts are with you.

Sultanajo Fri 17-May-13 12:07:12

MrsGSR I bet you feel all over the place! Thinking of you going thru this. Really hope you get some answers soon!

MTB will keep everything crossed for you that they are wrong, but it definitely better that they take things seriously and thoroughly check just in case. Very much thinking of you today! Xxxthanks

MrsGSR I'm so sorry they're messing you around. I do hope the news is better than expected, but we are all here either way. Hugs.

MTB god, that's awful. You poor thing. I hope it's not.

Today I have definite nausea. Grim.

MrsGSR Fri 17-May-13 12:20:09

So sorry MTB, fx the doctors have got it wrong and everything is fine.

Foodylicious Fri 17-May-13 12:26:13

Properly got fx for everyone, am personally banning myself from here for a few days and I am turning into a bit of a nut and need to just get on with things.
Sorry if this sounds a bit crap, sometimes hearing about what is happening/has happened for other people is really helpful, other times I think it is making me neurotic and worrying more. So like I said, good luck everyone and I may check back in a few days x x

TobyLerone Fri 17-May-13 12:27:37

I know what you mean, foody.

Fx that they've got it wrong MTB, it's the sort of thing they are super cautious about so they might be playing it safe.

I'm still very short on symptoms. Trying to rememeber how I felt last time round, as I wasn't sick then either, but it was a fairly long time ago!

They do booking in here between 8-10 weeks too, so am seeing MW on 4th June. I guess the dating scan will be between 10-14 weeks?

My main symptom is still tiredness, although occasionally I remember to poke myself in the chest to see if my boobs are still sore! <am a lunatic>

Am spending a lot of time daydreaming too... is it too early to start planning how I'm going to decorate the nursery? smile

Because I've only just moved house, we set up our second bedroom as a study / spare room, so there's shelves ready for books to be put on them, desks with drawers to be filled.... wondering whether to bother now! But not sure where else to put the stuff...

Maybe I need to move again, to a bigger house! grin

Frizz1986 Fri 17-May-13 12:57:31

mtb so sorry. Hopefully they are just being overly cautious and all will be ok.
mrsgsr sorry u have been messed around but fx it means there might be some good news for u.

Got my fx for anyone else waiting for scans/results etc. It's v hard to keep track.

Still no symptoms this end. Occasional cramps, slightly sore nipples and drinking more than normal but nothing else. Not particularly tired, not sick. Starting to convince myself it's all a dream as it seems everyone else is full of symptoms. Am only just 6 weeks (i think) so maybe things will start soon.

Told my boss this morning. Managed to get her to come to a different office and she closed the door and nodded at me. She knew what I was going to say as soon as I asked to speak to her. She was really happy for me and told me she will not say a word to anyone.
Nice weight off my mind. Now there is no one left to tell until the scan is done and we find out if the bean is still there. Only 5+ weeks to wait!

chocoholicalcoholic Fri 17-May-13 12:58:34

Just checking in to send love to those going through a stressful and worrying time. I have nothing useful to say that hasn't been said already by these lovely ladies. Be kind to yourselves flowers

Hope everyone else is doing ok? Nausea and tiredness has upped it's game here, house is a tip but I don't give a shit!

chocoloulou33 Fri 17-May-13 14:02:20

mtb rly hope docs have got it wrong & everythings ok. Let us know.
To all feeling extra sicky 2day I'm right there with u. Feel awful & stuck at work. Just want to lay my head down sad got sickness bands on but they don't actually seem to be doing bugger all other than giving me sore wrists! X

mtb fingers crossed!

They said the same to me when I went in at 8 weeks with DS. Turns out they didn't know what it was, but he was ok.

My main symptoms are being screamingly tired, and also my mouth being full of saliva all the freaking time! It's driving me insane

gemma277 Fri 17-May-13 14:26:12

So sorry for everyone having a hard time! Fx for you ladiesthanks

Sultanajo Fri 17-May-13 14:26:18

foody completely understand where u r coming from.

chocoholic that cracked me up! I am totally with u. I saw some junk mail on the floor by the front door this morning, but the thought of bending over to pick it up was too much and just swept it to one side with my feet!

choco feel for u at work today! Its my birthday tomorrow so I booked today off to have a long weekend. I made it out of the house to get petrol and then had to come straight home after retching at the smell of petrol! My ass is gonna be huge by 12 weeks the amount of sitting still I have been doing recently! shock

MTB any news? I hope it's good.

MrsG anything more from your end?

I told my sister at lunch, overexcited isn't the word. I thought I might go deaf from the squealing!

extracrunchy Fri 17-May-13 15:19:13

MTB hope everything's ok xxx

Hi all

Bad news here in afraid. My HCG level completely dropped since my last blood test, which makes sense given that my cramps and bleeding got worse yesterday. So it wasn't meant to be for me this time.

Wishing you all healthy and happy pregnancies. Hopefully I'll get a sticky bean soon. Xx

So sorry, Sunny sad