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February 2014

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vix206 Mon 20-May-13 07:11:52

Very early days but I'm due 26 January - really expecting early February after being 15 days late with DC1. Thought I'd get the ball rolling grin

Anyone else?

vix206 Tue 21-May-13 18:43:08

Just me at the moment then smile

Yonionekanobe Tue 21-May-13 21:18:36

Vix - come and join us in January for the time being!

vix206 Wed 22-May-13 05:45:09

Thank you Yoni! smile

It might sound funny but I'm really looking forward to not being far behind everyone on an antenatal thread! Both my pregnancies have been due at the end of the month and so I'm always one of the last to have scans etc. I've no doubt this baby will be early Feb rather than late Jan so I'm lurking on your thread wink but sticking with this one. There's no way i could keep up with 2! Hopefully I will have company soon gringringrin

Yonionekanobe Wed 22-May-13 21:13:45

I know that feeling - DD was 27th and I ended up giving up on thread for the same reasons you give! This one is 02/01 so I'm ahead of the crowd grin

vix206 Fri 24-May-13 06:48:05

Thought I'd have some company by now grin

vix206 Mon 27-May-13 10:46:48

Still by myself?! shockgrin

tinypolkadot Mon 27-May-13 11:50:49

Hi vix not sure if I'm too early to join you? I got my bfp today, 1 - 2 weeks apparently! grin

Due 5 Feb possibly?

Still v v early days. This is dc #1 for me, conceived cycle 1, so I'm in a bit of shock!

vix206 Mon 27-May-13 14:33:31

Yay tinypolkadot! Congratulations and thank you for easing the loneliness!! smile

tinypolkadot Mon 27-May-13 14:55:49

Thanks very much vix smile and congratulations to you too!

So much to start thinking about, not really sure where to begin!

I can keep you company until Friday and then I'll be away for a holiday (undecided if that's good timing or not!)

Surely someone else will join us by then?!

vix206 Mon 27-May-13 15:05:48

I hope so!

Any symptoms yet? I mainly just have a very sore chest and feel more tired than usual.

I have an almost 3 year old to run rings round me, so not much chance for resting this time round for me grin

tinypolkadot Mon 27-May-13 15:44:58

I have, the main one is tender, swollen boobs. That's what alerted me yesterday as I was sure we hadn't conceived this month. Shows what I know!

I've also noticed my sense of smell has been sharper the past week or two and I've been having some very vivid dreams. I can sniff out soup in the office as soon as it's been opened smile

All my old aches and pains seemed to rear their head last week which made me wonder if I could be pg.

Aw, is your 3 year old a boy or girl? Do they know they might be getting a brother or sister yet?

vix206 Mon 27-May-13 16:01:06

Oh yes I forgot I also have vivid dreams, insomnia and I'm very thirsty all the time. The odd touch of nausea but nothing too bad yet.

I have a little boy. He doesn't know yet, after having a miscarriage in march I'm keeping it quiet around him until I have the 12 week scan smile

tinypolkadot Mon 27-May-13 16:29:01

I've not had any nausea yet either, hope it holds off for a couple more weeks!

So sorry to hear about your miscarriage. I've only told my mum, and will probably tell everyone else after 12 week scan too. Maybe tell the inlaws after the holiday...

vix206 Mon 27-May-13 18:17:51

Where are you going on your holiday?

tinypolkadot Mon 27-May-13 18:32:07

We are going to Italy to stay with some friends, so probably going to have to let them know why I'm not drinking lots of Italian wine! I'm really looking forward to getting away for a bit. Our last childless holiday for 18 years at least shock

Where in the world are you vix? UK or further afield?

vix206 Mon 27-May-13 19:12:00

Yes enjoy it!! I'm in Northamptonshire. How about you?

tinypolkadot Mon 27-May-13 19:40:03

Ha! We're practically neighbours! I'm in Bedfordshire smile

MrsSpencerReid Mon 27-May-13 20:14:33

Hello, due 1st feb here grinhowever am fully expecting a jan baby as DS was born at 35 weeks!! Am also keeping it quietish after a mmc earlier this year and am in Yorkshire! Think that covers most things you've already mentioned!! This will be the only time ever I am up to date smile

vix206 Mon 27-May-13 20:22:28

Hello MrsSpencerReid! Welcome smile sorry to see you had a MMC. Mine was not missed, I just started bleeding at 6 weeks hmm

Here's hoping for healthy pregnancies all round this time!

tinypolkadot Mon 27-May-13 20:46:26

Hello MrsSpencerReid congratulations and welcome to the thread! smile

I'll second that vix!

MrsSpencerReid Mon 27-May-13 21:29:18

Thanks smile I'm all for well behaved babies from the start!

vix206 Tue 28-May-13 06:55:53

Ha! Yes well I'm hoping for a well behaved baby who will sleep well!! By well I mean not wake up every hour at night for the first 6 months. My DS was a disaster when it came to sleep! I'm hoping I've learned a few lessons through him that may help though confused

vix206 Tue 28-May-13 07:23:08

MrsSpencerReid how old is your DS?

Thisisfreakingmeout Tue 28-May-13 08:50:01

May I join you please? Found out on 26/5, due about 4/2/13 so v early days. It will be my first. I'm 30 and I'm from hertfordshire.
I have had that top of head tingling, rush of blood feeling every time I think about it so far.
Good luck all!

People who are on their second time around: what next? Docs?

vix206 Tue 28-May-13 09:07:11

Yay congrats thisisfreakingmeout!!

It varies by area but generally speaking you need to see your midwife between 6 and 10 weeks. I'm waiting until 7 weeks to call them as round here they prefer you to be at least 8 weeks. Are you taking your pregnancy vits?

tinypolkadot Tue 28-May-13 11:46:44

Hi Thisisfreakingmeout Congratulations! smile

I'm also 30 and this is my first too! Like you I would love to know what happens next. I've just rang the surgery and they have said I just need to fill in a form and wait for an appointment.

I guess they don't think it's such big news as I do!

I thought maybe I'd need to speak to a doctor before going on holiday, but she didn't seem that bothered.

I'm back at work today, and no one else knows but me! It's going to kill me keeping this quiet until 12 weeks.

vix206 Tue 28-May-13 12:06:37

I'm 35 smile

The doctors are never very excited about these things, but then they see it every day. They don't need to know about it though so don't worry about that. It is only towards the end they advise you not to go on aeroplanes, apart from that you are free to leave the country smile

tinypolkadot Tue 28-May-13 12:35:13

Hi vix thanks for the guidance, I really have no clue what to expect!

DawnOfTheDee Tue 28-May-13 12:47:40

Hi Vix - I'm in a similar situation to you. Due on 23rd Jan but DD was 15 days late so i'm pretty sure this one will be a feb baby. I know what you mean about being on the arse end of an antenatal thread..!

With DD she was due on 7th Jan but not born till 22nd....by that time everyone was busy with their newborns! I'm on the jan thread too at the moment so i'll see how i feel in the coming months.

I'm in yorkshire btw (Leeds). Not really got any symptoms besides eating jars of pickles but my first was like that too so not too worried.

I have my first mw appointment a week today...time seems to be going sooooo slowly.

Thisisfreakingmeout Tue 28-May-13 13:28:21

Just got pregnacare with omega 3. Didn't realise it would be 2! Dappy! How about you?

vix206 Tue 28-May-13 14:26:56

I've just got the basic pregnacare, it was on special offer smile

Hi DawnoftheDee, its awful going so overdue isn't it? I'm really hoping to avoid being induced this time!!

DawnOfTheDee Tue 28-May-13 17:04:30

Me too! Don't fancy another induction really. Hope our new community mw is good and i can discuss everything with her properly. DD ended up EMCS and i really don't know what to do for the best this time.

purplypink Tue 28-May-13 18:06:44

Hi, I just got my positive test result yesterday, think due date will (hopefully) be 4/5th Feb.

I'm 30, and have 2 dd, (7+5), even though this is #3 I'm very nervous, and have done 3 tests so far, as don't believe it!

We have been trying since sept.

tinypolkadot Tue 28-May-13 18:13:40

Hi purplypink congrats! grin

I found out yesterday too, and think I'm due the same time. I dare not do another test, I just keep prodding my breasts to make sure they're still sore!

DawnOfTheDee Tue 28-May-13 18:56:23

Congrats purplypink!

I've done 3 tests too and have one left. I'll probably end up doing that one too then I Must Stop It.

My trouble is I don't have morning sickness (which i am thankful for, promise!) and my boobs aren't really sore either. Same as with DD so i'm pretty sure all is fine but a symptom or two would be reassuring!

Thisisfreakingmeout Tue 28-May-13 19:24:19

Hey DofD I feel the same! No symptoms whatsoever but the missing AF. Boobs normal, no sickness. I have peed on two so far. Don't fancy peeing on another fiver but I don't really believe it!
I'll call the docs at the end of next week when I'm nearer to 6 weeks and see if they will have me!

purplypink Tue 28-May-13 19:25:36

I've no symptoms either apart from extreme tiredness. I had really bad morning sickness with both dd's. (Thankfully on holiday this week)
I have a cheapy test and a digital one left, I might save them till further on in case I get paranoid.
Is that silly?

DawnOfTheDee Tue 28-May-13 19:43:00

If you've got them already it'd be silly not to use them...wink

Tbh I think it's perfectly normal from what i've read on mn. It's the wait until the 12 week scan that's the trouble. I know I start thinking that maybe i've imagined it all and the mw will look at me like i'm a crazy person.

MrsSpencerReid Tue 28-May-13 20:05:44

Hi to the new members grin vix, my ds is 13 months. Here you just self refer to the mw, will ring them thurs. I'll be under consultant care so contacting mw's is a formality really! I took some vits today and realised they were out of date blush went to chemist to get calpol for grumpy ds, noticed preg vits were on bogof but I was chatting to someone who commented that ds must be a great contraceptive and isn't one enough etc and I chickened out of buying them!! I have some somewhere from when I mc but I think they must be unlucky so I'm gonna buy some more crazy glad to hear not everyone is feeling as vomity as me smile

Bunnygotwhacked Tue 28-May-13 20:09:26

Signing in I got my bfp today so i'm due sometime in feb am thinking might try to pick up one of those dating tests thursday see what it says my lmp was on 30th april incase anyone here knows how they work them out. This will be dc4 and am just as excited as i was for dc1

MrsSpencerReid Tue 28-May-13 20:19:43

Hi bunny, my lmp was 27 April, I'm due 1/2 so I guess you must be due the 4th? It's a good date, my oh's birthday smile

Isabeller Tue 28-May-13 21:21:39

Hi I hope it's ok to join, I had a positive test on 25th after DE IVF but it's such early days I can't quite believe it. I'm also feeling much more tired and thirsty than usual. I am very ancient with an adult DD so no idea about how the system works now but the obessive search for information is very familiar (only last time it was books....).

vix206 Wed 29-May-13 06:54:37

Hi Bunny and Isabeller and congrats on your BFPs!! grin

Bunnygotwhacked Wed 29-May-13 08:49:46

hey all I'm feeling decidedly green this morning It finally hit me last night when I suddenly thought aww shit going to have to go through labour again why do these things never occur to you when you are ttc grin

Thisisfreakingmeout Wed 29-May-13 08:59:34

isabeller yes SO thirsty!
bunny yes, it is so alarming!
Congrats to you both!

Plentyofcats Wed 29-May-13 09:13:41

Found out I was 2-3 weeks pregnant last Friday - first time and 3rd month of trying after being on Cerazette for a decade shock Terrified and excited but no clue what I'm doing!

ChocoFrog Wed 29-May-13 10:48:19

Just got my bfp today, due on the 4th Feb. Bricking it slightly as had ectopic last Sept and mc at 6 weeks in March so very early days for me. I'm marking my place but will probably lurk until I'm more sure I'm here for good. Feels better this time but I may be making it all up in my head! Fingers crossed...

vix206 Wed 29-May-13 11:51:23

Right then, I've created a stats thread for us while I'm at my computer (rare)


vix206 Wed 29-May-13 11:51:54

Welcome to ChocoFrog and PlentyofCats!

ChocoFrog Wed 29-May-13 12:07:05

Shouldn't that be February 2014?!
I know it seems a long way off... wink

btw I didn't mention that if this bean sticks it will be DC2 as have a 3 yr old son

vix206 Wed 29-May-13 13:05:15

oh derrr. Baby brain strikes again! I will see if it can be changed!!!

Thisisfreakingmeout Wed 29-May-13 21:07:11

Well done for being organised! I am trying to hold off calling docs until next week to avoid disappointment at their lack of interest. Taking my stupid two tablets each day (one is sort of sticky and won't go down. I am going to have to get used to it! About 256 more to take!)
How is everyone feeling? No sickness yet! (I am enjoying it while I can)

vix206 Thu 30-May-13 06:49:36

I started feeling queasy yesterday and this morning I've woken up feeling decidedly sick! hmm

amicusapple Thu 30-May-13 09:17:10

Hi! Can I join please grin. I'm due 29 Jan but the January thread is in full flow already. I got my bfp on Saturday and am 5+2. This is my first and really just hoping we go the distance.

vix206 Thu 30-May-13 12:19:50

Welcome amicusapple! I will add you to the stats thread later too smile

shopart123 Thu 30-May-13 16:00:45

Hey can I join pls, just confirmed my bfp today, due 5th Feb! Hasnt quite sunk in yet! Ok all im taking is folic, what else should I be taking??

amicusapple Thu 30-May-13 16:54:12

Thanks vix. Cant believe I've made it on to a thread grin

Hi shopart. Welcome!

Any symptoms to report?
I've got sore boobs on and off some weird cramps. Oh and spots confused

Dizzyness has passed thankfully.

amicusapple Thu 30-May-13 16:56:15

Shopart I think folic is fine but I went on to a prenatal vitamin. I choose the sanatogen one as they don't smell as bad as others.

tinypolkadot Thu 30-May-13 17:01:17

Hi amicusapple hi shopart

Does anyone get mild cramping when they move or get up too fast? I've read it's normal but it doesn't half worry me when it happens! I guess I need to stop all the weird twisting and lunging about I never realised I did! grin

New symptom alert: spotty chest. Not very impressed with that one!

I went to PIL's house today without DH and it was killing me that I couldn't shout about it as DH wasn't there. We are going to tell them tomorrow though, so not too much longer to wait smile

Has anyone else told other people/immediate family yet?

DawnOfTheDee Thu 30-May-13 18:25:19

I've just told my best friend and my mum. We're going to wait to tell DH's parents as DH's brother & his wife are pg and due in about a week or so. They're a bit concerned though due to various issues but they now think the baby has stopped growing so might induce/elcs earlier than planned. We thought it best to keep quiet about our news for now as things are a bit stressy.

Still no symptoms apart from growing appetite. I hadn't lost all the weight from being pg with DD....at this rate i'll be the size of a house...I must try and control it but i feel a bit urgh if i don't eat something macdonalds

Thisisfreakingmeout Thu 30-May-13 18:36:51

Told parents and parents in law. Both mums were teary, both dads were a bit quiet and freaked out. Will need to tell best friend as she is organising my hen party which happens in 3 weeks!
Called my surgery and receptionist was miserable as ever but did not play Guardian of the Gates and said I should see a doctor to confirm and discuss so I am pleasantly surprised! Of course the first appointment isn't for 2 weeks so I'll have to chill out in the interim.

vix206 Thu 30-May-13 19:02:22

Yes I am getting some take-my-breath-away cramps occasionally when I move suddenly or get up too quickly. I had these with my DS but not with the last pregnancy that ended at 6 weeks, so I'm almost taking it as a good sign.

I've told my 3 best friends and my parents but, after last time, waiting for 12 week scan before telling anyone else. It's going to be hard seeing MIL tomorrow and not blurting it out!

tinypolkadot Thu 30-May-13 19:26:52

Really nice to hear other people's stories. We've only told my mum and brother so far. My mum can't wait to get her knitting needles out! Have told her to wait until the 12 week scan at least smile

Looking forward to telling the inlaws and then that'll be it until 12 weeks, not long when you think about it really.

I'm signing out now for a couple of weeks while we go away. Be back soon, hope everyone has a great couple of weeks!

vix206 Thu 30-May-13 20:01:25

Have a great holiday tiny!

amicusapple Thu 30-May-13 20:52:35

Have a fab holiday tiny (4 weeks til mine and can't wait!)

I've told my best mate and my boss (reduced workload please!).

I've got a birthday night out on Saturday with my really good friends so not sure if i'll be able to hide it?

Does anyone have any good excuses for not drinking?

Also, have you all called your GP already? I'm not sure when I should?

purplypink Thu 30-May-13 22:24:58

I've told my mum and dad and in laws.

Tomorrow I'm going to tell my sister, and next week meeting best friends so will tell them.

Not saying a word to anyone else till after scan.

Hardest thing is not telling dd's, they always mention baby's and wanting a sister/brother.

I started with cramps today, thought it was because we've done lots of walking, but I feel really good (at the moment). Back to work Monday and just know i will be sick!

Thingymajigs Fri 31-May-13 14:37:55

Hi everyone, I've just got my BFP today after a year of Ttc and I can't quite believe it. This is my third dc but the first for my partner. My son's are 13 and 9 (nearly 10) so there's going to be a huge age gap.
I think I'm 4 weeks exactly and due 7th Feb. smile

FizzlingFireboxes Fri 31-May-13 15:31:03

Can I join in please?
I'm due 2nd Feb 14 and this will be no.4 but first with new partner.
I've had sore boobs, cramps tiredness and very thirsty, off on holiday abroad next week and the temps are high...eek not looking forward to that!
Been trying for 9 months, I'm 36 so I was wondering if it would ever happen!
Over the moon although not sure where I'm going to put it(tiny house) and I'll need a bigger car!

Dreamstoreality Fri 31-May-13 16:13:58

Can I join too?

Got my BFP yesterday which I really wasn't expecting. Have so far had 3 miscarriages, the most recent just after Easter. This will, fingers crossed, be our first child and is due Feb 4th.

Like Choco I will prob just hide in the background until everything is a little more certain.

shopart123 Fri 31-May-13 17:17:21

We have told both sets of parents and they are over the moon! smile ive not been feeling too great today, alot of cramps happening - not painful tho but had a couple stabbing pains. Sore back? And felt sick eating my cereal this morning. Anyone else feel like they are analyzing every twing? X

DawnOfTheDee Fri 31-May-13 19:02:15

Welcome newbies and congrats!

Fx for sticky beans too smile

I've just got the weekend to get through and then it's my mw appointment on monday! At last....
I popped into the docs last week to pick up my maternity notes folder so I could start filling it in ahead of time and noticed that it looks like i will be sent for a meeting with a consultant cos of how big DD was (10lb 10oz)!

vix206 Fri 31-May-13 19:39:08

Welcome newbies! I will update the stats thread when I am next at an actual computer and not a phone/iPad!

I will also be seeing a consultant thanks to a post partum haemhorrhage I had after DS was born.

And yes I am analysing every twinge and worrying i don't have enough symptoms. After MC in March I am feeling very wary but trying to enjoy being pregnant at the same time smile

tiegysmum Fri 31-May-13 20:39:48

Hi all, can I join you guys? This will be my third child and I'm due around the 4th of Feb....my other two are girls aged 13 & 6 so a bit of a gap! I haven't used any of these forums before so not too sure on the abbreviations...bare with me lol :-) x

amicusapple Fri 31-May-13 21:12:59

Yay! Lots of new BFPs! Congrats and welcome smile

I have booked MW for Thursday and will be 6 weeks by then. Wanted to go and buy more tests today just to be sure! Have so far resisted.

I've been feeling every twinge too. Started feeling sick tonight!

How did you all tell you're parents / in laws? Did you do anything special?

Fi2013 Fri 31-May-13 21:49:04

Hello ladies been lurking and decided to add my note!

Congrats to all of yousmile

I am well not sure....Appr 6 weeks. It's my second as have a 3 year old boy keeping us very busy! Had a mmc before him.... But I know this one is a sticky one just a feeling.
Not feeling sick just super tired, weird taste and boobs are painful. Oh and have gone off chocolate!!!!! Which is a shock!! Just hungry.
Was so sick with the first hope to have a lucky escape this time as sickness and commuting doesn't go together! Told our parents as they live abroad and we all here for the little man's birthday. and my best friend here as she is also newly pg

A big wave from North London moving to Hertfordshire soon.

Fi2013 Fri 31-May-13 22:00:25

Forgot to add I'm a self confessed serial "poas".... I might as well buy shares in the CB digital... But I made a decision today to stop buying them. Let's hope I resist. It's also quite an expensive addiction!!!

barebranches Sat 01-Jun-13 18:16:45

hey can i join!
i got my bfp yest and still in shock!! grin
baby number one due appox 8th feb! hi everyone!!!

barebranches Sat 01-Jun-13 18:17:16

forgot im 4 weeks today.

DawnOfTheDee Sat 01-Jun-13 18:35:21

Congrats barebranches! You're very welcome to join us. I assume you've brought some cake with you.....? wink

barebranches Sat 01-Jun-13 18:38:08

yup cake topped with folic acid!! hehe!! grin
i keep getting cramp on and off like peroid cramps... is this normal?? keep think af will come even though ive had 5 positve tests...

DawnOfTheDee Sat 01-Jun-13 18:42:00

Aces. You're in grin

I've heard quite few people have crampy type pains on and off so yes, totally normal.

Btw I've done 4 tests I think and have one left. I'm going to do that then i'm done. Promise...

barebranches Sat 01-Jun-13 18:46:06

i have 5 cheapies one digital test left... i fully intend to test daily then use the digital on thursday to see if the conception indicator has changed!! grin

vix206 Sat 01-Jun-13 19:14:21

Welcome to even more new people, how exciting!

Sorry if this is depressing but after my miscarriage I am no longer a POAS addict. During the week I was bleeding I took loads of tests, digi and line. All of them came back strong and the digital one I took 1 hour before I actually lost the baby still told me I was 3+. I took so much hope from that as I thought my hormones would fade if I was miscarrying, but it seems that isn't always the case. So for me it is not worth doing tests after that experience.

Mind you my huge, sore boobs remind me enough that I am pregnant at the moment smile 6 weeks today!

Thingymajigs Sat 01-Jun-13 19:24:44

I've become worried sick about miscarrying. I think because it took us a while to conceive I'm a bit more on edge. I've ran to the toilet 4 times today to check I wasn't bleeding.
I'm back at work tomorrow though so that will take my mind off things.

DawnOfTheDee Sat 01-Jun-13 19:28:04

Oh, so sorry vix...I can totally understand your point of view on that.

For me I tend to do it because I'm almost symptomless in the early weeks so it's to reassure myself i haven't imagined the whole thing.

Yay for sore boobs! wink

Can I join? Got my positive a few days ago and have initial DD of 4th Feb. Will be Dc #3.
A bit terrified, Dd2 is only 10 months old so no idea at all how I'm going to cope!

littlestgirlguide Sat 01-Jun-13 20:18:46

Hello, can I join in?
Got my BFP today after 10 months of trying. According to my diary that makes me 4+2, due date of 6th February.
Like a couple of others I am also getting slight period-like cramps, which I hope don't mean anything other than the bean is getting comfy. I'm a bit paranoid, since I had my DD 4 years ago, my SiL has miscarried twice and I think I had an early MC myself a few months ago (which is another story) but it add up to general worry that this one won't stick.
Otherwise, I have had sore, achey boobs since ovulation, which is why I tested - normally the sore boobs only last a few days and are totally normal again by the time AF is due. I have done 2 tests, a faint positive on a SuperDrug test with FMU this morning and a much clearer ClearBlue this afternoon. I'm going to try a digital test towards the end of the week, and then, if it still says 'pregnant' I will call my doctor.

DawnOfTheDee Sun 02-Jun-13 08:37:23

Congrats undertheboardwalk and littlestgirlguide! Welcome to the feb 2014 bus :

Vix206 has kindly started a stats thread for us if you'd like to add yourself. link

vix206 Sun 02-Jun-13 14:21:51

Yes I will do another stats update tomorrow when I'm at the office but if someone else wants to do it in the meantime please do smile

jellyandcake Sun 02-Jun-13 17:33:12

Hi, I got my bfp today - it's faint but a positive. Still can't quite believe it... Not got many symptoms but like others on here I am thirsty and having trouble sleeping with some very vivid dreams. Bit crampy and tired with some nausea. I have a 2.5 year old little boy and am so excited at the thought of him being a big brother!

NHS due date calculator says 9th Feb. I'm not so worried about the birth as apprehensive about the 'morning' sickness which was round-the-clock vomiting until 21 weeks last time around...

barebranches Sun 02-Jun-13 18:21:48

hey jelly im the same... im so worried about sickness! i really dont want sickness at work!!

Thisisfreakingmeout Sun 02-Jun-13 18:40:37

When does/did sickness kick in?

So far mother and MIL seem to not believe me due to lack of nausea!

barebranches Sun 02-Jun-13 18:46:07

im hoping it won't kick in!!grin

vix206 Sun 02-Jun-13 19:46:22

I wasn't ever sick with my last pregnancy, a few episodes of nausea. Mainly staved it off by eating, a lot. Feeling similar this time. I find the sickness bands (they are called sea bands and you get them at chemists) really helpful.

I think sickness normally kicks in around 6 weeks, that'll be why I feel so queasy tonight smile

littlestgirlguide Sun 02-Jun-13 20:10:40

I had no sickness at all the first time round, just felt nauseous towards the end when in the car, but not until at least 7 months.
No symptoms at all at the moment, which is exactly like last time, other than my boobs are still a bit sore (they are normally sore for a few days after ovulating but back to normal well before AF is due)
I wouldn't actually mind a few more symptoms TBH as I'm having trouble believing its actually real. I've done a third test today, a Tesco cheapy, another faint positive. Three positives (albeit faint ones) can't be wrong, can they? Shouldn't it be showing more strongly by now?

jellyandcake Sun 02-Jun-13 22:01:34

Last time I started feeling seriously sick by six weeks and vomiting by nine. Now am torn between dreading it and also hoping for the reassurance - at least it means things are going ok!

OMGherewegoagain Sun 02-Jun-13 22:21:48

Hi ladies....may I join you please? Congratulations to you all!
Found out last Thursday, due 31st Jan but as I was almost two weeks late with DS am pretty sure this one will be a Feb baby! So pleased that I'm pregnant again grin, but doesn't feel very real yet except for my very painful boobs!

laura0007 Mon 03-Jun-13 07:43:17

May I join too please? This is my first DC. Due 3rd Feb. DP has walked and left me to it so I'm going it alone with luckily a lot of support from friends and family! I'm excited but feeling very sick, especially in the middle of the night! Got some of those sea bands ordered from amazon.

DawnOfTheDee Mon 03-Jun-13 08:19:50

Congrats newbies!

OMG there are a few of us who have jan due dates but are expecting late babies so you're in good company.

laura007 glad to hear you've got good support in your family and friends...and you have us now too! Sorry to hear you're feeling sick...fx the bands work for you.

DawnOfTheDee Mon 03-Jun-13 08:28:55

Oh, I meant to say I have my mw appointment today! I know not much actually happens at it but i'm just so excited because it's the first official thing iyswim.

Unfortunately i can't get anyone to mind DD so i'll have to take her with me. Not ideal but it can't be helped.

littlestgirlguide Mon 03-Jun-13 08:42:25

Another positive test this morning. Four positives can't be wrong, can they, I may cruelly be starting to believe its happening :-) only 4+4 as far as I can tell, do I phone the doctors now or wait a bit?

vix206 Mon 03-Jun-13 08:46:03

Believe it littlest!!

Personally I'd wait another couple of weeks but its up to you smile

barebranches Mon 03-Jun-13 08:52:14

little im waiting a few weeks im 4 weeks also. i thought i technically havent missed a period yet....

littlestgirlguide Mon 03-Jun-13 11:45:52


vix206 Mon 03-Jun-13 12:00:49

Thank you for updating the stats girls smile I have been feeling so sick this morning. Opening the fridge made me heave, walking into the supermarket - same.

Anyway, am at work now and starving so having an early lunch. Hope everyone is feeling well.

vix206 Mon 03-Jun-13 14:25:32

Is anyone else having cravings yet? I really am! I can't get enough tomato soup, even in this warm weather it is all I want to eat. And lots of fruit.

ChocoFrog Mon 03-Jun-13 16:14:17

Ok I have my first scan booked in for next Thursday. I'll only be 6+2 but because of my previous ectopic they want to check it's all where it should be. There won't be much to see but I'm just hoping it all looks ok after the last couple of times. Excited but scared too. Will keep you posted on the outcome. grin and confused

vix no cravings really but I am munching through plenty of ginger biscuits to stave off the sick feeling. I could claim they were a craving!

DawnOfTheDee Mon 03-Jun-13 16:57:18

Well I've had quite an eventful day.

Went for first appointment with mw this morning. All fine.

Decided to take DD for a walk in the park then lunch at local pub (they do a nice kiddies menu). As I stood up to leave a felt a bit weird and then all this blood started running down my legs. Ran to the disabled loo with DD and tried to clean myself up. Rang the docs and they said go to a&e which I did. Bleeding stopped in a&e and they did a pg test and did an exam. They said all looked ok - cervix was closed and uterus or uterine wall (can't remember which) felt ok and as it should for 7wk pg. Anyway feeling a bit better now but still a bit worried.
They've booked me in for a scan tomorrow morning so fx everything ok and the bean is a sticky one.

vix206 Mon 03-Jun-13 17:09:55

Poor you dawnofthedee! Take it really easy tonight won't you. Signs are good, maybe there was a collection of blood in your cervix or something that became dislodged. Hopefully the scan will answer it.

shopart123 Mon 03-Jun-13 18:30:46

Sorry for tmi but is anyone else having real bad gas issues?!? Im experiencing really bad cramps then passing wind is reliving it. Really uncomfortable and embarrassing and very sore sad

Hope u r ok dawn, sure everything will be ok x

barebranches Mon 03-Jun-13 18:39:49

dawn oh no! hope you are resting now.

shop no gas for me... in fact not much poo related action at all...

My womb cramps seem to be better today and no further symptoms. Tested again to day and it was the first time the internet cheapie was quite dark.

littlestgirlguide Mon 03-Jun-13 20:31:25

Oh no Dawn, fx for you! Take it easy and try to stay positive.

No cravings, no sickness, just a strange sensation that feels a bit like a mild UTI. Hope it's nothing! I'm so paranoid. WithDD, who's 4 this week, I didn't even imagine that something might go wrong. Since my SiL had 2 mc's since then, I can't stop worrying.

ClearBlue says I'm preqnant 2-3 though, so pregnant I am :-)

OMGherewegoagain Mon 03-Jun-13 20:54:28

Dawn really sorry to hear you've had a scary day, it's good news that the bleeding has stopped - will be thinking of you tomorrow - hope it all goes well with the scan
Shop No gas here either.....do remember lots of burps first time around, but not the other end - its very glamorous this pregnancy malarky isn't it smile
littlest - that's def a positive - congratulations!!
Not much to update on from me - had a very late lunch which made me feel v.light headed and a bit sick, but other than the ridiculous boobs and tiredness I have very few symptoms at the mo....don't want to wish them on, but IME symptoms are v.good things - means lots of preggo hormones kicking around. Remind of this when I'm feeling as sick as a dog in a couple of weeks grin

amicusapple Tue 04-Jun-13 07:30:01

Hope all goes okay today Dawn. Fx for you.

Nothing new to report here. Not feeling very pregnant at the minute with minimal symptoms. It's a bit dull reallywink.

laura0007 Tue 04-Jun-13 07:42:39

Good luck today Dawn. thanks

vix206 Tue 04-Jun-13 08:34:24

Yes best of luck Dawn, let us know how you get on. ��

DawnOfTheDee Tue 04-Jun-13 08:41:08

Thank you all - my scan is late morning so i'll update you with some hopefully good news this afternoon. I'm torn between being positive and not getting my hopes up too much. Not that long to wait now though.

ChocoFrog Tue 04-Jun-13 09:59:37

fx for you Dawn and sending sticky bean thoughts your way.

vix206 Tue 04-Jun-13 13:59:08

Keep checking back for news!! Hoping everything is ok Dawn.

I've been out in the park with a picnic with DS. Glorious weather smile now feeling a bit queasy so having a lie down while DS tries to nap!

DawnOfTheDee Tue 04-Jun-13 14:36:59

Unfortunately I have no news sad

They could see the gestational sac but nothing else (they ended up having to do a vaginal ultrasound). They said this could be because my dates are a bit out so it's too early or it's a failed pg or possibly ectopic.

So i'm none the wiser and have another scan booked in for a week next friday which seems forever away. It sounds horrible but i almost wish i'd found out i was having a mc now than wait another week and a half and then maybe be told that. I just want to hide away until the scan but in the meantime i've to go to work, then next week i'm meant to be going to italy with a friend for a few days. Flight gets back 2 hours before my scan appointment. I don't know whether to go anyway or cancel.

Then to top it off dh is meant to be flying out to a stag do on the day of my scan. He doesn't know what to do either.

vix206 Tue 04-Jun-13 15:55:27

Oh no that's awful hmmconfusedconfused I know what it's like to have to wait, not knowing what's going on so I totally understand what you mean about rather knowing.

All you can do is wait and stay hopeful. I'm so sorry it didn't clear things up for you.

barebranches Tue 04-Jun-13 18:46:13

oh no dawn sad sad sad
lets all hope the week goes quickly. sad

Apparentlychilled Tue 04-Jun-13 19:16:23

Hi. I had my bfp last week and had an early scan today (due to a previous ectopic). Due on 1 Feb. They couldn't see the heartbeat, but they're not worried at the mo (as they think I might be less than 6 weeks pg).

I'm sorry to hear you had a bad experience at the EPU, Dawn, and I hope that next week goes better.

Does anyone else feel a bit distracted? I feel like I can't settle on any tasks at the moment. And given that this will be my 3rd DC (so 4th pregnancy), you'd think I'd be a bit more chilled with this one. Not told anyone in RL yet, other than DH, and I want to chat through the practicalities of 3DC with someone (yes, I realise I'm getting massively ahead of myself), even though I know I'm being daft (like trying to decide whether I put DS (who will be 26 months by then) into nursery when the baby arrives, how I'll cope as DH is likely to be away almost immed after DC is born... Stuff that I cannot do anything about right now, but is preying on my mind....

Hey ho.

Hi to everyone though.

ShowMeTheCoffee Tue 04-Jun-13 19:30:52

Hi there. Big congrats to each of you!

Please may I join? I have an estimated due date of 2 Feb. This will be DC#3 for us (no, I can't believe it either). I have a DS (3) and a DD (16 months). Like others, I am super excited though very nervous.
Anything I need to do? I haven't joined one of these threads before.

Best wishes to those of you not off to the smoothest of starts. Hope all is well from here on.

Thingymajigs Tue 04-Jun-13 20:14:46

I hope everything is ok dawn. The waiting must be terrible.sad
As for symptoms, I'm only 4+4 but my breasts are very sore. Luckily I have no morning sickness which I'm hoping to avoid like I did with my first 2. I'm enjoying the secret atm but I imagine I will be desperate to tell someone by 8 weeks.
The only thing we can be sure of is that the next couple of months will drag on forever.

Fingers crossed for you Dawn, the wait is awful I had similar with DD2 now almost 11months. After bleeding they could only see sac at scan. Had the horrible week wait but all was well when I went back. Was just a bit early, hopefully you have the same experience x.
I'm having plenty of symptoms at the moment. toast has sudden become disgusting and just the smell is making me feel ill, plenty of on and off nausea. Still got some cramping too. I spoke to my new midwife today, I found an amazing service in my area here So excited that I don't have to use the local community midwife team, I didn't get on with any of them when I was having DD2. Got my first appointment next week, the luxury of having it at home is fab too, not having to traipse DD out with me!

Hope everyone else is doing well x

littlestgirlguide Tue 04-Jun-13 22:13:12

Hope the week goes quickly and it's a happy answer Dawn

I am still paranoid. Up till today, my boobs have been sore; but now, they are totally not sore and apparantly disappearing symptoms is a bad sign? I've got no other symptoms, no nausea, just feeling a but tired and headachey but that could just be the hot weather. I rang and booked a doctors appt for a week tomorrow, which will make me 5+6, but I wish there was a way of convincing myself that everything's ok.

vix206 Wed 05-Jun-13 12:58:43

Hope everyone is ok today. I am queasy but just snacking my way through it. I just updated the stats thread with Apparentlychilled and ShowMeTheCoffee. Welcome both smile

littlestgirlguide Wed 05-Jun-13 14:15:25

Sore boobs are back! Actually more tingly.
Is this normal, symptoms that come and go as they please?

littlestgirlguide Wed 05-Jun-13 14:28:11

Sore boobs are back! Actually more tingly.
Is this normal, symptoms that come and go as they please?

vix206 Wed 05-Jun-13 15:48:44

Yes very normal smile

jellyandcake Wed 05-Jun-13 16:53:39

Really sorry to hear what you'regoing through Dawn and I hope it's good news.

littlest I don't have sore boobs at all and keep worrying about this (don't think I did last time either) but I only have sporadic nausea.

Feel like I've hit a bit of a wall today. Not sleeping well at all and am so tired. Day off today and all I did with ds was a very brief trip to the swings, watched tv, both had a long afternoon nap and now more tv - I'm only 4 weeks pregnant so don't feel I have an excuse for being so crap! Am so tired that I could cry at the thought of going to work tomorrow and - I repeat - I'm not even five weeks yet! Don't remember when my energy came back last time around but I hope it's soon!

lucidlady Wed 05-Jun-13 18:02:18

Hi ladies, may I join you? Got my BFP yesterday and reckon I'm 3-4 weeks. This is my second, I have a 19 month old DD. Think my EDD is 17 Feb but seeing doctor on Friday so will have it confirmed then.

vix206 Wed 05-Jun-13 18:37:38

Welcome and congrats lucidlady grin

Thisisfreakingmeout Wed 05-Jun-13 19:07:30

Dawn so sorry to hear you are having a difficult week. I hope you know soon and you get the result we all want for you. X

Still no symptoms really, bit of phantom boob tingle. Also think I have a pot belly developing (water retention?)

I am mildly freaking as a Pyrex dishi was using just exploded and flew shards and long sharp spears at me. It was on the work top so they all flew right at my midrif. All seems totally ffine, nothing even got through my tee shirtthat I can see! i dont want to be melodramatic but it was just a horrible moment where I truly thought I was impaled with spears of razor sharp Pyrex. My legs are all wobbly. Be careful putting cold food into hot Pyrex everyone!

barebranches Wed 05-Jun-13 19:13:41

welcome luci

i have no symptoms today... i am very tired but that might be because work is busy rather than the bean grin
still got loads of work to do.. just want to lay on the sofa!

OMGherewegoagain Wed 05-Jun-13 20:00:56

Dawn so sorry to hear you didn't get the answers you wanted yesterday....the waiting must be so annoying, but it's really early days so whether they see everything on the scan is really hit and miss. Know it must be difficult and I'd like to give you a hug, try to focus on the positive and we're here if you need us.

Welcome and congratulations to the newbies - Feb is looking like a busy month already

littlest I definitely feel more then less pregnant even over the course of the day....my symptoms are much worse by the afternoon, end of the day, they were first time around too - not sure why its called morning sickness, the evening was always much worse for me

bare I'm with you on just wanting to lie down on the sofa and stop - yes please! Work is really busy at the moment and my DS is like zebadee, have started putting In the night garden on before bedtime because I really need 15mins sitting down he really enjoys it smile

Right must dash DH has been slaving over a hot stove to make tea and its ready and I'm starving - yum!

Picklelilliy Thu 06-Jun-13 08:05:41

Hi Everyone, Can I hop on the bus? I had my BFP on Monday, i'm 4 +3 with DC2 and we've been ttc for 12 months. No symptoms other than a bit of tiredness (although DD who is 2 has been waking at 5am all week so that may have something to do with it). EDD 10th Feb.

Feeling slightly apprehensive as a couple of my close friends have miscarried recently so praying for a sticky one but staying positive. Have already POAS twice and am fighting the urge to go and buy a CB digital, is this just me?

Here's to the next 8 months ladies smile

amicusapple Thu 06-Jun-13 08:21:05

Hi to all the joiners.

I've been spotting since last night hmm
Slowly getting more red. Not feeling any significant cramping or anything but have got some back pain. Due to have my first midwife appointment today at 2pm so will see what she says. Trying to stay optimistic.

vix206 Thu 06-Jun-13 08:32:03

Amicus I'm sorry you're spotting, take it easy today.

vix206 Thu 06-Jun-13 08:32:15

Welcome Pickle grin

Bunnygotwhacked Thu 06-Jun-13 08:59:42

Ive been away from thread for a bit as I was feeling a bit of a fraud not getting many symptoms however morning sickness has whacked me over the head this morning and i feel so so grim. Hope you are doing ok Dawn and amicus fingers crossed for you both

Apparentlychilled Thu 06-Jun-13 10:46:22

MrsSpencerReid- I'm also in Yorkshire and expecting an early one- DD arrived at 37 weeks and DS at 36 weeks (and while in labour, I kept arguing w midwife that I couldn't possibly be in labour as he wasn't due for a month yet...!).

Anyone else got morning sickness yet? Feeling really queasy today and really want sympathy, but no-one knows yet!

Apparentlychilled Thu 06-Jun-13 10:48:22

Sorry Bunny- I see that you're having the lovely nausea too. Here - have some dry toast.

And keeping fingers crossed for Dawn and Amicus.

littlestgirlguide Thu 06-Jun-13 11:42:40

5 weeks today, and finally a symptom! Proper morning sickness this morning, I actually felt sick still lying down and heaving when I stood up, wasn't actually sick though but I guess theres time!

pickle you are not the only one! Clear Blue digital did stop my craving though when it said 'pregnant' no is it a line/isn't it a line there.

amicus and dawn, keeping my fx for both of you.

vix206 Thu 06-Jun-13 11:44:20

All day nausea here confused

jellyandcake Thu 06-Jun-13 13:30:05

I've picked up a dose of gastroenteritis - according to the NHS Direct lady. I phoned in a panic after a night of non stop vomiting, terrified I was going to develop hyperemesis, however she said as it's accompanied by fever and (sorry!) diarrhea she diagnosed a nasty tummy bug. Starting to feel vaguely human again but am now unpleasantly reminded of how grim nausea and vomiting really is and am apprehensive about if/when 'morning' sickness arrives!

Apparentlychilled Thu 06-Jun-13 13:32:31

poor you jelly!

I feel so grots I just want to tell everyone so I can get lots of sympathy but DH has veteod this! (he doesn't know I told a friend yesterday because I was in a bit of a flap - had PND twice before so was getting all agitated about the idea of getting it again, and he's away w work and I needed to talk about it).

purplypink Thu 06-Jun-13 14:14:14

Hi everyone,
I'm still mostly symptom free, just tired and grumpy in the evening.
I am still feeling Nervous and still buying tests, I never did this with the other 2 but its keeping me believing.
I don't have my mW app till 20th, and that will be week 7+3.
Thoughts are with all of you during worrying times x

meg2106 Thu 06-Jun-13 14:32:41

hello all.. found out a few days back that I am 4 weeks preg....due date 8th of Feb 2014.... i dont have any pregnancy symptoms yet ... GP said its still too soon.....

SamL88 Thu 06-Jun-13 15:36:39

Hi everyone,
VERY new to all of this stuff but my head is swimming a little bit and thought this would be the best place to get some kind of sanity!!
Found out that I'm due 8th Feb so 4 1/2 weeks pregnant with my first.
Putting this down to the fact that I'm beyond exhausted and feel rather rough.

meg2106 Thu 06-Jun-13 16:36:38

Congratualtion SamL88... its my first one too.. and same due date... same pinch smile

shopart123 Thu 06-Jun-13 17:04:12

Well had my first midwife appointment today and can't say im not disappointed with it. Thought with it being my first pregnancy they'd ask how I was feeling and even confirm I was preg but nope.. nothing apart from folder with stuff for me to fill in and a book to read. Still dont feel pregnant, know its early days but just wana know everything is ok sad ALSO she told me you might not get first scan til 14 weeks!!! This waiting is hard enough

meg2106 Thu 06-Jun-13 17:27:48

@shopart123 my first appointment was a couple of days ago and same experience... I even asked the GP if home preg test are accurate and she said they were.... I am not from the UK and my parents back home are not getting it, according to them the doc confirms if you're pregnant grin ...generation gap or strange trust the docs have on pregnancy test....

littlestgirlguide Thu 06-Jun-13 20:31:27

I remember being so disappointed with my first doctors appt when I found out I was pregnant with my first 4.5 years ago. Just the same, asked of I had done a home test and said he wouldn't bother, smiled and told me he would see me in 9 months and that was it :-/ didn't get a whole lot more when I saw my mw for the first time at about 8 weeks, she just asked some really basic questions like was it my first, had I ever miscarried, did I smoke, but they insisted in visiting me at home to check the house was clean!

Not expecting as much this time. I'm seeing my GP next Wednesday, I will be 5+6, and My SiL says I should lie and say I don't know my dates in order to get offered an early dating scan (although I do know my dates, exactly!) but I'm not sure!

littlestgirlguide Thu 06-Jun-13 20:33:41

shopart first scan at 14 weeks doesn't sound great - I'm sure my first one was 11 weeks last time...

vix206 Thu 06-Jun-13 20:37:38

Round here it is between 11 and 14 weeks. Just depends how busy they are.

MakeGlutenFreeHay Thu 06-Jun-13 21:13:38

Hi all - can I quietly sneak in here? I'm just over 5 weeks, but having had an ectopic last summer (with tube removed), an early miscarriage last month and having endometriosis I am trying to keep it quiet and not get my hopes up too much..... This will (hopefully) be my third.

I have a scan next week, and have been testing obsessively over the last few days because I am so worried about losing this one again, although I think I am calming down a bit now! Slight queasiness, and immense tiredness but otherwise ok so far.

shopart123 Thu 06-Jun-13 21:35:21

Just feel so disappointed sad she didn't even address me by name I just felt like a number which I suppose os what I am! On the plus side the ready steady baby book is pretty good and has answered quite alot of questions. Just hope my appointment is for the 11 week date rather than 14 smile have so many weddings and events coming up and antibiotics is the only excuse I have for no alcohol - anyone the same?

MakeGlutenFreeHay Thu 06-Jun-13 21:44:33

I got an early scan with my first because i said i was having pains. I was, but might have exaggerated to get a scan.... blush. Ironic that i ended up with a true ectopic a few years later... but if you are really worriedand want to check i recommend going back to your dr.

amicusapple Thu 06-Jun-13 23:05:39

So midwife went okay. She didn't seem overly concerned about the spotting other than if it gets worse to get back in touch and she'll book me for a check up (early scan?). It has got a little bit worse but no cramps so quietly hopeful it'll stop soon.

It's all a bit overwhelming when your just trying to get used to the idea of being pregnant!

Hope everyone else is well smile

Thingymajigs Fri 07-Jun-13 07:24:14

I got a 3+ on a clearblue. I feel so much better now. I took one yesterday at 4+6 and it said 2-3 which was right but made me start to worry because I was cramping quite a bit. At exactly 5 weeks its now 3+. Those tests are amazingly accurate.
We are going for a private reassurance scan in 2 weeks because we appear to have turned into neurotic nutjobs and can't wait any longer. grin
How is everyone doing?

Thingymajigs Fri 07-Jun-13 07:27:14

Hope everything is ok amicus. I know someone who had full periods during her pregnancy which caused a lot of stress but everything was fine and that "baby" is now sitting her GSCE's.

vix206 Fri 07-Jun-13 07:44:29

Morning all. Just forced my toast down, so nauseous at the moment confused

littlestgirlguide Fri 07-Jun-13 08:45:21

Urgh, DH has made coffee and and the whole house smells of it. Barf. Washed my coffee mug up at work yesterday having forgotten to the night before, and nearly threw up in the tearoom sink :-/ I take it this is the dreaded morning sickness kicking in then!

vix206 Fri 07-Jun-13 10:14:17

I just feel like I am constantly disgusted by everything. I'm having to watch my facial expressions as everything makes me want to heave.

Have just discovered digestive biscuits really help though.

I'm sat in office with DH and he's drinking coffee, making me want to throw up too. I gave up coffee as soon as I found out (just paranoid about everything after MC) and haven't wanted one since. The smell is disgusting to me now!

MakeGlutenFreeHay Fri 07-Jun-13 10:49:24

I'm slightly worried about MS this time, as previously toast and bovril has really helped. However, just before this BFP I was in discussion with the dr about being tested for celiac/gluten intolerance, and he has told to me to cut out all gluten while pg just in case i actually am.....so toast/digestives etc are out! Really hoping it won't be an issue this time and I will magically escape the dreaded vomits!

MakeGlutenFreeHay Fri 07-Jun-13 10:50:09

Big sympathies to all those already hit by it. And good morning to all.

SamL88 Fri 07-Jun-13 11:29:17

I'm so glad the morning sickness hasn't hit me yet. It's just the exhaustion that is getting to me. Luckily I have a job that requires minimal exercise (sat at a desk) but I'm finding I can't stay focused on a task for longer than 10 minutes. I'm also a singer and had a gig last night and I found myself napping in the interval - SO unlike me!!
I have the busiest diary and never stop doing things or running around, my BF is always telling me to slow down.
Please tell me this is just a phase of early pregnancy?!!

vix206 Fri 07-Jun-13 11:53:37

Sam, I think it is just a phase. For me the first 10 weeks were really tough, then I was fine until around 28 weeks when I developed sciatica which kept me from sleeping more than an hour at a time...

Without that I probably would have been fine until I hit around 34 weeks and felt really huge and uncomfortable. DS was born in August 2010 so I was at my heaviest in the hot summer, I'm hoping a winter baby will be easier to carry!!

SamL88 Fri 07-Jun-13 12:10:10

Thanks Vix, I'm sure all the endless 'thinking' doesn't help! I almost feel as though I want to take a test everyday just to make sure I'm not going crazy.
Hopefully we'll all look lovely during the "summer" months/days just in time to get massive for winter. Couldn't have timed it better really!

vix206 Fri 07-Jun-13 12:34:24

Going to attempt an update on the stats thread in a bit..

Bunnygotwhacked Fri 07-Jun-13 14:11:30

no morning sickness today for me perhaps yesterday was a bit psychosomatic. I am having would say tmi but this is a preg thread and lets face it it's going to get graphic at times a slight pink tinge when I wipe any and am getting a bit crampy now any chance you reckon it could just be a case of better late than never implantation bleeding?

MakeGlutenFreeHay Fri 07-Jun-13 15:46:43

Quite possibly - especially if only a tiny bit. I believe slight bleeding in first trimester is quite common. All fingers crossed for you, take care.

barebranches Fri 07-Jun-13 16:19:49

home early from work and im getting straight in to bed and sleeping!! sooo tired!!!

vix206 Fri 07-Jun-13 17:26:50

Bunny. It could be breakthrough bleeding as its around the time of your period. Fingers crossed its nothing to worry about x

amicusapple Fri 07-Jun-13 17:35:55

Hey bunny. The midwife I spoke with said its really common to have some slight bleeding. She said i should call if it gets wavy or if cramps get painful. Fingers crossed its nothing serious.

Apparentlychilled Fri 07-Jun-13 19:31:59

Hey all.
Anyone else massively grumpy? DH went out for a "quick drink" after work (after working away all week) and now will be home about 9. And he doesn't get why I'm annoyed. He says it's not late, I said it's not considerate of his nauseous and pregnant wife when he said he'd pick up a pizza if I wanted.
His dinner (well, his share of our dinner) would be in the dog, if we had one.

littlestgirlguide Fri 07-Jun-13 23:43:12

It seems it's just the coffee making me feel sick. Managed to scoff quite a lot of cake today, at this rate I'll have gained an unhealthy amount of weight by the time baby arrives!

In other news, me and DH are getting on better than we have in months. It's like the BFP has lifted a fog of tension I hadn't even realised was there. I hadn't realised he was stressing about it as much as I was!

barebranches Sat 08-Jun-13 00:36:52

apparently im massively grumpy. just picked a fight woth dh and now laying in bed feeling angry for no reason....

Thingymajigs Sat 08-Jun-13 07:41:21

We are the same littlest. TTC for a year definitely began to take its toll and now it feels like we can relax a bit. Well, once the scan is over anyway.
I've lost 2lbs which definitely wasn't part of the pregnancy plan so I need to up my calories a bit.biscuit I'm sure by the end of the second tri I'll resemble a baby whale though so I'm not going to worry at this stage.

MakeGlutenFreeHay Sat 08-Jun-13 08:41:37

aparently yes, I am grumpy. Much more mood-swingy than I was with either of the ther two. Go to bed in the evening vowing to be a more patient and better mother - this morning I broke that vow by 7am after having had both of them climbing all over me for the past hour.... It's a weird feeling, I'm never usually one to suffer from mood swings!

Perhaps it's the current stress as well, being pg after two losses is bound to make me more twitchy. Roll on the scan!

Congratulations to littlest and thingy on your long-awaited BFP. Have a few biscuits!

lucidlady Sat 08-Jun-13 11:02:06

Ha DH has told me I am a right stroppy mare at the moment too - must be something in the air!

amicusapple Sat 08-Jun-13 11:18:35

added myself to the stats thread, hope that's okay smile

vix206 Sat 08-Jun-13 12:17:54

Yes of course amicus, sorry if I missed you off!! winkgrin

MakeGlutenFreeHay Sat 08-Jun-13 12:30:09

Stats thread?

MakeGlutenFreeHay Sat 08-Jun-13 12:30:38

(I'm new around this thread....)

vix206 Sat 08-Jun-13 13:09:20

There's a link to it near the start of this one, I can't link on my phone.

MakeGlutenFreeHay Sat 08-Jun-13 13:41:03

Ooh, you already added me! Thank you! <irrationally pleased>

randdom Sat 08-Jun-13 14:13:16

I got a positive test last night and again this morning. By my LMP I would be due on the 13th of Feb. I can't quite believe it and with all the things that can go wrong I am just not getting my hopes up. This is our first pregnancy and second month of trying.

Symptom wise my boobs are sore and I am shattered but no nausea as yet

Apparentlychilled Sat 08-Jun-13 16:52:21

I had a 2 hr nap late morning while Dh took the DC out hut am still pooped! DS hasn't slept yet today and is beside himself (but refusing to go off )- if he does I'm hoping to get another 30 mins.

I can't remember wen the tiredness passed before- 12 weeks-ish, I guess. Only 5.5 to go then...

homebyninethirty Sat 08-Jun-13 19:15:53

Congratulations everyone! Can I join please? Still in a state of shock because I was doing a naughty early test and didn't expect to see anything...This is our second cycle and first baby, EDD is 20th February.

lucidlady Sat 08-Jun-13 19:43:37

Congratulations randdom and homebyninethirty!

littlestgirlguide Sat 08-Jun-13 19:45:56

Wow, homeby, that is a very early BFP! That would make you 3 weeks?
Interesting to see everyone getting BFPs after only a few cycles TTC. Anyone else like me where it's taken 10 months? Glad I didn't hit the 12 months, I was feeling nutty enough about it as it was.
Been out with my Guides (yep, the pseudonym actually means something) today practicing pitching tents and cooking on camp fires and I'm absolutely bushwhacked. Came home at 4 and promptly fell asleep on the sofa for 2 hours, despite DD bouncing on me. Going to have an early night tonight as its DD's birthday party tomorrow and am entertaining 19 3 and 4 year olds for 2 hours!

Apparentlychilled Sat 08-Jun-13 19:52:44

I know what you mean littlest- when I nap at the moment I seem to literally pass out- my 2nd nap of the day (!) was 90 mins of not even moving. And I think I'll still be ready for an early night! Good luck w your Dd's party tomorrow!

barebranches Sat 08-Jun-13 20:27:39

im the opposite. not been sleeping well at all. angry and im exhausted...sad

spent the afternoon at a party with loads of preg women... wanted to join in the chats.sad hurry up 12 weeks!!!

bugsyburge Sat 08-Jun-13 20:31:22

hello. I had bfp this afternoon....think I'm due around end of Feb.

this will be my first baby & its all a bit of a very happy shock even though we have been trying for 6 months

hopefully I can get a doc appt early next week & they can tell me what to expect because I have no idea!!!! grin

Thingymajigs Sat 08-Jun-13 20:36:39

I'm not sleeping well either barebranches. I tend to be an early riser but 3 this morning was a bit ridiculous. I've been averging 5 hours a night. Glad I don't have sickness or extra tiredness to cope with on top of that. Hope your sleep pattern settles soon.

Thingymajigs Sat 08-Jun-13 20:39:45

Congrats bugsy. smile

OMGherewegoagain Sat 08-Jun-13 20:47:04

welcome and congratulations newbies!
I too am ridiculously tired and very emotional - don't remember the hormones being so strong last time, but I'm swinging a rollercoaster of tired to cross to weepy. Lots going on at work, which prob isn't helping, but feel rubbish because poor DS is not getting the best of me at the moment....

Like others am also not sleeping brilliantly at night - waking up at 4 and struggling to drop back off, DS up at 6ish. DH was a star and took him out for a couple of hours today, so managed to get a nap and a bath in this morning - luxury. Can't wait for this phase to finish....just read this back and I sound v.moany - sorry....

bugsyburge Sat 08-Jun-13 21:19:47

how did you all tell people? we want to tell our parents but don't know how, did you just blurt it out? also I can't count, u think I'm due around mid Feb but my periods used to all over the place so purely guess work with a bit of clear blue conception indicator thrown in!!!!

laura0007 Sat 08-Jun-13 21:33:22

I'm constantly tired too but don't get much chance to nap in the day due to working all hours godsends! I wake up in the night feeling ridiculously sick so hardly sleep at night either! Well it'll get worse I'm sure. There's no sleep for 18 years when baby gets here. Plus ill be a single parent so no chance of having a few hours off unless I can convince my parents!

meg2106 Sat 08-Jun-13 22:26:40

@bugsyburge... I sort of blurted it out..."you're gonna be grandparents"grin...we have just told our immediate families... will wait 12 weeks before telling friends...

Apparentlychilled Sat 08-Jun-13 22:32:14

Well, I've told my dad. Seeing rest of my family in 2 weeks at funeral, so will prob tell them then (which is after my next scan, as they couldn't see heart beat this week). DH will probably see his folks that day too and may tell them then. I'll be about 8.5 weeks then. I'll tell one or two close friends around the same time and everyone else from 12 weeks.

Ladybee Sun 09-Jun-13 03:33:25

Hi ladies! I'm about 6 weeks today I think so due around the 1st with a bit (a lot) of luck. I'm posting from the antipodes so will be around to keep you insomniacs company. This will hopefully be DC3, I have a fabulous DS who is 5, and lovely little DD 13 months. The gap in between DS and DD was bigger than we hoped for - I had three MCs in that time and DD's pregnancy I was under the care of a specialist clinic, injecting clexane, on aspirin, progesterone and then I got gestational diabetes and had to inject insulin too! She's worth it of course grin
I'm on the same treatment this time, had a couple of blood tests to see that hcg levels are rising properly, and will have a scan this week to check its not ectopic. Then scans every week from then. It's a roller coaster and the odds aren't great but I'm pleased I've got the chance at another miracle and hope ill be sticking with you all for the whole nine months!

homebyninethirty Sun 09-Jun-13 03:57:07

Hi Ladybee! I'm also posting from that part of the world, so will be able to keep you company...Am in New Zealand. Congratulations on your pregnancy! I only found out yesterday and was mightily surprised...fighting the urge to tell everyone at the moment but still early days for me so will hang on a little longer. Think my EDD is between 16-20th February...not 100% sure when!

jellyandcake Sun 09-Jun-13 08:07:49

We've told/are telling immediate family this weekend. My sister will think it's odd as she told no one til 13 week scan but I can't keep a secret! Have family birthdays coming up where everyone would guess the moment I turned down a drink anyway! Last time around my colleagues all guessed early as I was puking so much. I've got a hen do and a wedding coming up in July and I might just be open about it. I am useless at keeping secrets and honestly in the early weeks of feeling rough, I need the support!

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barebranches Sun 09-Jun-13 12:42:52

champagne yes i have. on and off all week. feels like my period but no bleeding and is on abd off rather than all the time.
im going to ask the doc about it... but ive been told its the womb stetching to accomidate pregnacy. it isnt nice though.

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Purple37 Sun 09-Jun-13 15:08:37

Hi can I join? Just got my bfp this morning in sainsburys loos! and am in shock!! This will be my third but the others are 10 and 11 so a big gap!! I am 38 so am frantically trying to get my head round it even tho I know it's very early days!!!

barebranches Sun 09-Jun-13 15:23:34

ill let you know champagne mine are evening too... but have also been day time. think the might be dying down though now... im 5 weeks.

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Purple37 Sun 09-Jun-13 15:37:48

Thanks champagne, I came staggering out of sainsburys loos and said to some poor unsuspecting woman " is that a cross?!" She will probably never recover!!!!!!

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Thingymajigs Sun 09-Jun-13 16:18:20

Haha, that's brilliant purple. grin My sons are 13 and 10 so I'll have a big age gap too but for is its perfect. I wouldn't have it any other way.
It was a shock for us too but that was mainly due to TTC for a year with no luck.
Hello to everyone joining the thread. smile

TeaAddict235 Sun 09-Jun-13 18:40:01

Hey ladies, can I join in too? My EDD is 14th Feb, and this will be our first child. Been cramping all week as was expecting AF, and not been sleeping at all well.

Bit stressed, but don't want the stress to affect the baby manager is a nightmare is all I will say

But congratulations to you all. So good to have others that you can turn to in exactly the same position. We were TTC about 2 months but only DTD about once a week. So am very shocked still.

homebyninethirty Sun 09-Jun-13 19:19:02

Hi and congratulations TeaAddict smile

You sound just like me - this is also our first and was totally convinced I was out this month because I had cramps just like AF. We'd also been trying for 2 months and are still in shock tbh! I'm not totally sure about my ED as I get a few days of spotting before my period but think it's somewhere between the 16th-20th Feb...How long are you going to wait before you tell people? I am practically bursting to tell someone but a little scared to...

homebyninethirty Sun 09-Jun-13 19:34:00

Hello champagne and barebranches - I was on the magical flying June bus with you both...albeit, a very infrequent poster smile. Am so glad I'm not the only one getting cramps...will you let me know what the doctor says?

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laura0007 Sun 09-Jun-13 19:51:02

Well I've just had an email from my bfp's daddy. He has said he wants nothing to do with the baby. He doesn't want to know when it's been born, the sex or anything. He hasn't got any money to give and he wants no part of family life. And the best part....I got pregnant on purpose apparently. I was on the pill and took it everyday without fail so I think he's just trying to blame me. So I'm feeling a bit sad for my unborn child who will grow up not knowing its daddy. Men are shits. Life sucks sometimes

littlestgirlguide Sun 09-Jun-13 20:02:03

Oh, Laura :-(
That sucks. The person who is really going to miss out though is him. Plenty of children whose dads don't want to know grow up happy as anything, my mum is one of them. You have more than enough love for both of you I'm sure. Stay strong x

TeaAddict235 Sun 09-Jun-13 20:06:03

Thanks ChampagneBubble, congratulations to you too. I'm going to avoid my manager as much as possible, until I have to. I know that I'll have to have an update meeting soon, but I'll just have to stomach it and soldier on. The project I'm working on officially ends in October-November, and I've basically done it. But he wants every pennies worth of the contract. Tight bastard.

Umm, about the telling other people thing, I'm not sure. My FIL is really ill at the moment and so I don't think that we should say anything until he is in the all clear. I really want to tell my mum, but man is she a chatterbox: the whole church congregation would know by next sunday, I kid you not.

So sorry to hear about this Laura0007, that stinks. Hold on, and let us know how you are doing. It's not fair that men can "opt-out".

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bugsyburge Sun 09-Jun-13 20:16:24

evening all smile

I'm also having the cramping & it comes and goes it waves. I'm going to make an appt with the doctor this week anyway so I'll mention it then but I'm sure its nothing.

eeek this is all very exciting grin

feekerry Sun 09-Jun-13 21:02:38

hello ladies!!!
didn't expect to find a club already for next Feb!!! wow
i got a bfp thurs just gone and by my rubbish estimations i must be around 4 weeks. i am still bf dd1 so haven't had many periods and they have been v irregular so not much to go on but i am sure i had one mid ish may so can't be much more than 4 weeks. digi test said 1-2 weeks since conception but heard they are not v reliable lol.
so, sorry if covered earlier but what's the protocol for 2nd and onward babies?
basically not doing the whole pfb thing i did with dd of making an urgent gp appt at 3 weeks pg lol. so do i just book an appt with midwife when i estimate i will be about 8 ish weeks????

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laura0007 Sun 09-Jun-13 21:30:09

Thanks ladies. Knew I cold rely on you for a bit of support. I'm ok, just feel sorry for my baby. Ill be mummy and daddy though and my parents are wanting to be involved so it will have male influences. Still sucks though. I always thought I'd be settled down and married before I had children but life doesn't always work out how you plan it does it!

Apparentlychilled Mon 10-Jun-13 00:55:25

Oh Laura, sorry to hear he's being a shit, but great to hear that you still have RL support from your folks. Stay strong.

Hello to all the new joiners! Feekerry- I'm preg with my 3rd. I rang the midwife after I got my bfp and arranged my booking in appointment. I think if in doubt, ring your surgery- they'll tell you if you need to see your GP too or not (absent any concerns, around here, there's no GP involvement). I'm seeing my GP on 26 June, when I'll be about 8 weeks or so.

Ladybee Mon 10-Jun-13 02:06:39

Hi homeby where in NZ are you? NZ has a great maternity system with the independent midwives. I was a bit gutted that I didn’t get to experience it with DD, so I’m hoping to do some kind of combination with a normal midwife and just using the High Risk team physicians. I’m going to head to a midwifery centre today to have a chat to see whether that’s possible at all.

I’m not having much cramping like AF, but I do remember that from first time round. That and slightly increased discharge (TMI, but oh, it’s going to get so much worse…) makes you keep jumping up convinced that it’s all over and bleeding is starting. I think it’s just the bean irritating the uterus a bit while it beds down nice and comfy. Those twangs when you get up suddenly are normal too – I think it’s round ligament pain. My big tip for this time is to always make sure you have both feet on the ground and your body is all facing the same direction if you’re going to sneeze or cough – owwww if you do that twisted.

Purple37 that’s very funny, you probably made her day!
TeeAddict try not to worry about stress affecting baby – they survive earthquakes and war zones, so even a bastard boss shouldn’t do too much harm.
Laura - so sorry to hear your bub’s father is being a complete arse. Must make it a difficult prospect face, and it is really sad for your baby. Do you think you’ll send updates anyway? He may come around to the idea once he’s had some time to process it all and sees you just trying to keep him in the loop. BTW, I don’t know whether it’s the case everywhere but even if he doesn’t WANT to be financially liable, I would bet he IS financially liable for child support. You should find out either way.

homebyninethirty Mon 10-Jun-13 02:24:05

Thanks so much for the reassurance ladybee - it's exactly like you described it...am constantly pant-checking smile. Am in Auckland and have heard excellent things about the maternity system here...am looking forward to using an independent midwife. Where abouts are you?

Purple37 Mon 10-Jun-13 06:11:18

Well had forgotten about the pregnancy paranoia!! Decided test must have been wrong so did the second one at 10pm, still bfp, not slept at all, convinced myself BOTH tests were wrong so in desperation have used an opk stick which has a really dark line on it!! Phew! Resigned myself to no sleep now as I need to get up for work in less than an hour, how is everyone else doing??

Apparentlychilled Mon 10-Jun-13 07:22:19

not much sleep here either- went to bed at 10.30, woke when dh came to bed at 11, then awake from 12 till 1.30, then dh got up at 5.45 ( so woke briefly) and then dh kissed me goodbye at 6.15. i feel like death!

vix206 Mon 10-Jun-13 07:58:52

I am sleeping for England at the moment!! Was asleep before 8 last night and up at 7 this morning with DS. Was awake a few times in the night but must've got 10 hours. Been like this all week! 7+2 today and happy to be further on than I was when I miscarried in March.

I'm struggling with nausea and it gets worse as the day goes on which is why I'm crawling into bed as early as I can every night.

Welcome to all the newcomers, we are growing in numbers!grin

Camwombat Mon 10-Jun-13 08:59:44

wow, there's a Feb group already!
I'm expecting no2 and boy so far is it different to dc1. my bathroom and I are good friends! wink

FoxMulder Mon 10-Jun-13 09:34:05

Hi fellow June bus-ers! And everyone else I've not met yet!

Got a BFP last week, first month of trying for first baby so really surprised but over the moon. Still cant believe it. Am 5+5 with a due date of 10th Feb. Just called GPs for booking in appointment with midwife, I've gotta wait over 2 weeks! Boo!

No symptoms as yet except for an intermittent tummy ache. But it could just be nerves.

Not told anybody yet. Kinda want to tell the parents but want to wait too. It's quite likely I will give it away with my face: every time anyone mentions anything to do with babies I blush wildly. It's not a very helpful trait.

Apparentlychilled Mon 10-Jun-13 09:41:41

Vix- I'm usually the same- I had 3.5 hours of naps on Saturday and felt dreadful yesterday so God knows what's going on w my sleep. And congrats on getting past your MC date. I'm starting to feel like this is real. Until the scan last week I wasn't letting myself thing about it, but this one is def in the right place- though I felt so diff than I did last Oct, I was still v nervous about anor ectopic.

The queasiness seems to be here to stay. I don't really seem to get hungry, just nauseous. Anyone else the same?

Fox- congrats on your bfp! And I know what you mean about feeling self conscious- I feel like i keep talking about babies and really want to tell people. We were at a friend's house yesterday and she kept talking about how our DC (4.5 and nearly 2) are so much easier all of a sudden and how glad she is to be past the baby stage. Erm.....!

FoxMulder Mon 10-Jun-13 09:46:09

Oh shit, after just posting that I went to the loo and I've got some brown bleeding. Do I need to tell someone?

Apparentlychilled Mon 10-Jun-13 09:56:29

Fox a little bit of brown spotting isn't necessarily a problem, but I think the thing to do is keep a close eye on it and if it becomes heavier or you start to have pain to call your mw or EPU. I'm sure someone will be along shortly who has more experience of this. Good luck.

Glowbuggy Mon 10-Jun-13 10:07:14

Hi, can I join? Congratulations Everyone.

Looks like I'm due Valentines Day with DC2. I'm so nervous as I don't feel pregnant at all, last time I had sore boobs, upset tummy, sick, tired. This time the only reason I decided to take a test was because I got a blood nose. The only other time I've ever had a blood nose was when I found out I was pregnant with DC1.

Sorry I can be a bit of a worry wart x

Glowbuggy Mon 10-Jun-13 10:08:48

Hi Fox - just wanted to add that I had brown spotting on and off with my last pregnancy, all was fine but still tell your midwife.

Apparentlychilled Mon 10-Jun-13 10:18:17

ps Fox I had some pink spotting in my first pregnancy (often the day after having had sex) and she's now 4.5, and it was a problem free pregnancy.

FoxMulder Mon 10-Jun-13 10:24:20

Thanks guys, am freaking out a bit. I called the midwives, which was a first, and she said it might just be implanting (can that still be happening this late?) but that I can go for a scan on Thursday if I like. Think I will.

And now my boss has seen me having lots of phone calls with my office door shut and has asked me if I'm OK about a hundred times, because I'm obviously not. I don't know what to tell him, he's really nice I don't really want to lie.

FoxMulder Mon 10-Jun-13 10:27:02

And I'm a really shit lier...

Apparentlychilled Mon 10-Jun-13 10:35:07

It depends on what your relationship is like w your boss. When I was pg w DD, I had an early scan and ended up telling my boss, who was a good guy and who I trusted. Hang onto hope- it the mw was really worried, they'd get you a scan in a flash.

FoxMulder Mon 10-Jun-13 11:37:45

He's stopped looking at me quizzically. I think I'm off the hook, for now.

Brown spotting is continuing though.

TeaAddict235 Mon 10-Jun-13 11:51:14

Thanks Ladybee, that comment nearly made me laugh out loud in my office. But it is so true. God Bless you all.

Congratulations Glowbuggy and Fox Mulder, the more the merrier me thinks.

Vix don't feel guilty for going to bed at a normal /sane hour, its all for the growing one's good. Plus, others say that you'll lose loads of sleep in the first year after the birth. So enjoy it, your skin will look amazing I bet.

bugsyburge Mon 10-Jun-13 12:35:16

I rang the docs this morning & have an appt for next Wednesday. this is my first so I don't know what to expect, could anyone enlighten me?

so far at work today I have spent as disproportionate amount of time thinking about baby names, ingenious ways to avoid alcohol but without giving the game away & generally daydreaming grin

good luck with the spotting, as others have said I'm sure it's normal but try not to get too worked up, hopefully all will be ok smile

vix206 Mon 10-Jun-13 12:43:29

TeaAddict, if this one is anything like DS I will be hardly sleeping at all for the first year!! shock

Fox, welcome but I'm sorry to hear about the spotting. Just try and take it easy, hopefully it is nothing to worry about.

feekerry Mon 10-Jun-13 12:52:31

bugsy with my first i had a doc apt first who just quickly ran thru the do and don't' and they booked me an apt with midwife at about 9 weeks.

vix206 Mon 10-Jun-13 13:39:51

I've attempted a mass update of the stats list again, any missing details or people - sorry! Its a long list now!!

Thingymajigs Mon 10-Jun-13 14:28:04

I'm having hot flashes. confused I had to tell work I was pregnant because my boss wanted to know why my chest, arms and face had gone bright red. This seems to coincide with dizzy spells. I'm glad I told them though because they looked after me and were lovely.
I hope hot flashes aren't going to a permanent fixture this pregnancy.
<goes to stand near an open freezer>

Apparentlychilled Mon 10-Jun-13 14:28:52

Does anyone else just feel really kind of blocked up in their tummy?- I don't seem to get hungry but just queasy if I don't eat carbs every few hours. So far today, I've had porridge for breakfast, toast mid morning and then cheerios for lunch (as the thought of proper food makes me want to throw up).

FloJo151 Mon 10-Jun-13 14:34:55

hi ladies can I join. just got my BFP this morning smile . Got 2 ds's already so this will be dc3. Am trying to be very calm about it all but inwardly am worrying lots as had a chemical preg/early mc last aug, Never felt overly worried with either ds's even though I had a little bleeding/cramps with both of them, but the mc in aug has really thrown me. we started ttc last july so this bfp has been a while coming (well for us anyway as both ds's were conceived first month of trying!)
sending lots of hugs to everyone else who's worrying too!

FloJo151 Mon 10-Jun-13 14:35:47

whoops ment to say according to the due date calculator im due 16th feb

feekerry Mon 10-Jun-13 14:43:46

bfp are coming thick and fast now. congrats everyone!! i am off to look at due dat calc now but was 16 days over last time so won't hold out much hope!

shopart123 Mon 10-Jun-13 14:55:52

Got my scan date through - 24th july ahhh cant wait!!!! Anyone else got 12 week scan through?

feekerry Mon 10-Jun-13 15:09:34

whoop whoop!
i just rung the docs and apparently i have to see a doc before i can see a midwife before they can book my scan... so i am seeing doc tomorrow who will book my scan and my booking in apt is 23rd July when i should be around 10 weeks so scan will be shortly after.
seems like a long old time doesn't it??!!

Apparentlychilled Mon 10-Jun-13 15:22:51

How exciting feekerry! It does sound like ages, but it'll fly by, I'm sure.

My early scan indicated that I was earlier than my dates suggest, which means my 12 week scan will be quite late- I guess end of July or beginning of August even. Anor early scan next week, and midwife at the end of June (which feels like ages away).

vix206 Mon 10-Jun-13 15:51:42

YY with the queasiness. I have to eat every hour or I feel terrible. Just want carbs. And I can't face proper meals. I was just the same with DS, it isn't fun but I feel lucky not to be actually throwing up.

No scan date yet, booking in appt isn't until next Monday but I will be 12 weeks mid July so hopefully it'll be some time then!

Apparentlychilled Mon 10-Jun-13 15:56:06

yep, just carbs and fat with both DC. Chips, bread and Greggs' sausage rolls kept me going for 9 months. If anything, it's amazing I didn't end up the size of a house. That said, I only weighed myself once per pregnancy, and then refused to do so again from sheer shock!

jellyandcake Mon 10-Jun-13 16:25:54

Well I'm over my stomach bug - slept for about two days straight! I'm now freaked out that I don't feel tired or sick at all so am scared my symptoms have vanished. I hate all this worrying! I'm miserable if I feel ill and panicked if I don't!

barebranches Mon 10-Jun-13 16:53:54

whohooo got my first appointment next week. receptionist said there wasnt a rush (i was hoping for this week!) its all starting to feel real now!!!! grin

vix206 Mon 10-Jun-13 17:31:46

I put on 2 stone last time shockshockshock

All came off very quickly though, DS was a milk monster which really helped!!

feekerry Mon 10-Jun-13 17:53:52

i had the hideous hg last time round. hospitalized twice and off work for 12 weeks. i pray to whoever that i don't get it this time. pls pls pls noooo!!!
so far am fine and think it kicked in last time about 5 weeks so its like waiting for a time bomb .....

lucidlady Mon 10-Jun-13 18:38:11

feekerry my booking in appointment is also 23 July!

Is anyone else finding they're getting really bloated? I don't think I'm even 5 weeks yet but I swear I look like I did when I was 12 weeks gone with DD. argh. How am I goin to hide this????

vix206 Mon 10-Jun-13 18:40:41

I'm really bloated too. Start the day slim and end it looking 4 months pregnant!!

mrscookie78 Mon 10-Jun-13 19:10:54

can u join in too? im due number 2 between 8-20th February smile

tata82 Mon 10-Jun-13 19:33:01

Hi everyone! I hope I can join you? I am 6 weeks pregnant with my first baby and it is all very exciting but still very abstract! I have been feeling very tired and I get sick a few times a day, but it doesnt seem to last very long... I have been reading your posts and there seems to be lots of short versions of words... and I do not really know what they stand for! smile are they listed somewhere?

rueyrichardson Mon 10-Jun-13 21:42:05

Please may I join you too? Expecting DC2 around 10 Feb. Can't remember being so bloated or so queasy this early last time round, although I do seem to remember munching my way through 42 weeks. This time I will definitely not consume so many pies smile

Ladybee Mon 10-Jun-13 22:33:17

tata there's an acronyms link in the Talk menu ^ up there ^
Oh I definitely remember the nausea and bloating. DH made a curry last night for dinner, which was nice, but the smell in the kitchen this morning is unbearable. I keep walking in and walking out again.
I've got to go to the supermarket and I have a feeling my trolley is going to be full of salty snacks - I existed on peanut butter last time. Feekerry I hope you don't get HG this time - did you take any meds for it?

SamL88 Mon 10-Jun-13 23:18:59

I can't believe how bloated I am! It's rather painful by about 9pm and I look like there's a full on baby inside rather than a sesame seed (I'm obsessed with my app about the size I the baby!).
Does anyone else feel like they have period pains/cramps throughout the day? I'm not sure if I should be worried but I've got no sickness, just have cramps that sometimes can take my breath away.
It's so nice to see so many people join!!!

barebranches Tue 11-Jun-13 06:34:58

hi sam
look up thread. A few of us have this. mine seems to have stopped now but the cramping was worrying. really felt like AF.
ive not really had any new symptoms yet... except being so so tired!

SamL88 Tue 11-Jun-13 07:45:47

Sorry, I did after I had posted! Hopefully the cramps will die down. I must admit, this week I feel a hell of a lot more 'with it' than I did last week. I had to leave a wedding in order to go back to the hotel and nap on Saturday - I just couldn't keep my eyes open. I have a gig tonight so hoping this new found energy will last until midnight tonight!

FoxMulder Tue 11-Jun-13 08:29:13

Morning all. I had to leave work yesterday afternoon because I was freaking out about the spotting that I thought was getting worse. It's not really though actually still brown spotting but I've taken the day off work anyway because I'm too frightened to pretend to be OK at work.

I did a cleablur digi this morning and it is still saying 1-2 weeks! How's that I'm 5+5 now?! (I know the first is since conception and the second is since LMP but nonetheless it doesn't work) Haven't even DTD in the last 2 weeks. I guess it it wrong but my hCG must be low. What does that mean?

Got an early scan on Thursday. They said they couldn't do it before 6 weeks as they wouldn't see anything, but at this rate I don't think they'll see anything anyway.

OK, sorry for freaking out. Am chilling out now smile Is everyone else ok?

Thisisfreakingmeout Tue 11-Jun-13 08:32:24

I have a doc appointment on Thursday and I am finding it hard to concentrate on much else!

I get twinges low in my pelvis when I stand, stretch or cough to quickly. I have come down with a regular bout of sinusitis so I am sneezing and coughing then getting worried about all the squeezing this is causing on the bean. Hope it's holding tight.

wplum Tue 11-Jun-13 08:50:34

Hello, i hope its ok to join? I got bfp on Friday, it still hasnt really sunk in! This will be dc2, first with my new Husband.
The cramps some of you are describing are spot on, just like a period is about to arrive. Thats the only similar feeling to my last pregnancy, this time my nipples are on fire and i feel a bit sick in the evening.
foxmulder im glad you are chilling!

bugsyburge Tue 11-Jun-13 11:50:06

morning all, try not to worry too much Fox. think positive, hopefully it will all be spot on for all of us. I'm not seeing the doc til next wednesday, seems forever away!!!!!

wplum Tue 11-Jun-13 13:10:19

Same here, bugsyburge i have the docs next Wed too.
I cant get enough ginger ale, im addicted, was never fussed for it before!

Thingymajigs Tue 11-Jun-13 14:19:26

I hope the scan goes ok fox. I can imagine you must be worried but the tests aren't always very accurate.
Hello to all the newbies.
Can't believe some of you have 12 week scans booked already! Don't think mine will happen until the beginning of August but I can't make a booking appointment for another 3-4 weeks. I'm having a private scan in less than 2 weeks though then I'll get on with the midwife appointment.

littlestgirlguide Tue 11-Jun-13 14:44:50

Hi all! I've come down with a horrible dry tickly cough, can anyone recommend a decent cough medicine that I'm allowed to take?
Got the doctors tomorrow afternoon, I will be 5+6. What's the earliest they can detect a heartbeat?
Paranoid about missed miscarriage. My SiL lost a baby 18 months ago at 6 weeks but didn't find out till her 12 week scan, and I'm scared that will happen to me even though I've got no cause to be worried. Still getting some symptoms, knackered, queasy but not actually sick. Someone tell me to stop stressing!

EeyoreIsh Tue 11-Jun-13 15:35:58

Can I join?

Due 5 February. Second pregnancy, but last one mc between 7/8 weeks so I'm very nervous!

I've had spotting since bfp, off to see gp this evening. And hopefully get a referral to the epau.

<offers ginger tea and chocolate around>

Namechangingnorma Tue 11-Jun-13 15:38:41

Hi Ladies, I'm joining, BFP on Sunday, I'm 34 and fingers crossed this will be my first. I have had 2xmmc in the past but a long time ago with previous partners. DH and I got married last August and I already have a DSD who is a teenager (perfect babysitting age :-)). Terrified about mmc again, booked a docs apt next wed to let them know and get the ball rolling and hoping for an early scan due to my history. We have agreed not to tell anyone so lovely to be able to talk to people on here

TeaAddict235 Tue 11-Jun-13 16:45:56

Hello Wplum , Eyoreish and Namechanging, welcome aboard.

Wow, some of you ladies are really ploughing ahead with scans and stuff. I don't even think that my local GP knows that I'm registered with them. Never heard a peep after registering with them. I think that I'll leave it until about mid July before going up there. IKWYM littlestgirlguide, I am concerned about early mc too from familial experience.

Who said that they wanted all things salty? Meee tooo. I gobbled off some bags of Mccoys, before DH got in yesterday. And today after just one packet, I'm still contemplating munching on another one to tide me over.

DH mentioned something yesterday about us going swimming! what?! I've spent the past 5 years trying to get you motivated to do sport, come running with me, swimming, anything, and now that you see that I'm having an extra big bolognaise portion, you mention swimming? the joker! <<exhales>>

Ruggle Tue 11-Jun-13 18:08:53

Very early days for me...found out yesterday...and if all goes well, due around 14th Feb! Yay!

sunflowered Tue 11-Jun-13 20:45:30

Can I very tentatively join the club? I've had a succession of very faint lines today not that I've poas 4 times in a row or anything .

All being well this is number 1 for me and DH and should be due about 20th Feb smile We're settling into a village in Kent after moving from sarf london last year.

sunflowered Tue 11-Jun-13 20:47:03

I also bring cake - have been stocking up today while I can still manage it but there's plenty to go round

wplum Tue 11-Jun-13 21:16:12

sunfloweredif its carrot cake count me in. Congratulations on the lines, 4 tests can't be wrong!
Still feeling very crampy, taken paracetamol and now in bed with a cuppa.

EeyoreIsh Tue 11-Jun-13 21:55:32

Hi teaaddict I had my gp appointment and referral to epau because I lost my last baby three months after spotting. So I'm super cautious this time around, especially since I'm spotting again.

I've got my first scan on Friday morning. DH and I are nervous and excited.

Hope everyone else is well. These early times are tough! I had a two hour lunch time snooze today I was so shattered, and so I'm still catching up on work now sad

Cherryoats Tue 11-Jun-13 22:05:19

Hey all! Can I join too?
I am due 17th with number two smile
feekerry are you me? I also had hg starting at 5 weeks and had to be hospitolised, so I am counting down till next week, hoping hg doesn't show its face and eating yummy healthy (ish) things incase I can't again for a while.
sunflowered congratulations smile

sunflowered Tue 11-Jun-13 22:58:40

wplum carrot cake it is grin - hope the paracetamol did the trick.

cherryoats congratulations back. Fingers crossed that hg stays away. Retrospective congratulations to everyone else on the thread too - here's to a healthy 30-something weeks!

Thisisfreakingmeout Tue 11-Jun-13 23:15:04

There is a lady who is looking enormous at 26 weeks at work. My boss (just back from mat leave) keeps making comments about how this woman doesn't know what a tough time is coming etc etc. Boss doesn't yet know that she is freaking me out with every comment ! Some other people have been dropping clangers regularly too!
Anyone else had any? Or any guesses?

SamL88 Wed 12-Jun-13 07:48:21

TeaAddict My doctor said that I was right to see her so early as the hospitals are rather booked up in advance for scan dates so the earlier you book, the closer to 12 weeks you'll get a scan. Went last Thursday and had a letter through yesterday saying my scan is 31st July.
All starting to seem real now!
Thisisfreakingmeout I've had one woman guess but it was a particularly bad day of symptoms for me so anyone watching closely could've guessed really! I too have a close colleague who is pregnant. I'm trying to not give the game away by asking her too many seemingly inappropriate questions.
And....congrats to all the new comers. It's getting full!!

Apparentlychilled Wed 12-Jun-13 08:11:53

Is anyone else eating their own body weight in carbs? I was feeling really sick this morning so made porridge. After a decent bowl, I still felt sick, so made another. Now in sitting here wondering if I need another...! Carbs/fat/sugar appear to be the only way to deal w my morning sickness.

FoxMulder Wed 12-Jun-13 09:00:55

I've not no symptoms whatsoever, which is worrying in and of itself.

jellyandcake Wed 12-Jun-13 09:37:31

Fox, I have no symptoms and tested with internet cheapie just now. It's come up negative. I have no spotting or bleeding or orbut it looks like this is it for me. I should be 5+5. Not sure what to do now, but am wishing we hadn't told our families. I feel stupid, like I just made he whole thing up in my head. I certainly did have several positive tests last week so I know I didn't imagine it but I guess it was just too early. I hope that you get good news - it seems like lots of people experience spotting and have healthy pregnancies.

rueyrichardson Wed 12-Jun-13 09:39:13

Mmm, yes, carbs fat and sugar help me too. I am resisting the urge to ladle peanut butter onto white toast and butter too much though. My jeans don't fit me already, muffin top galore.

tinypolkadot Wed 12-Jun-13 09:42:36

Hi everyone, I'm back after a couple of weeks away on holiday - and congratulations to you all!

Well, holiday was lovely apart from the constant worry about food, and I also had a couple of red blood on wiping instances, which I've put down to cervical bleeding and constipation, but really worried me. T Mobile have made a nice little profit from me buying data top ups abroad so I could Google every little thing!

I poas this morning and line showed up instantly which is a relief smile

We were on holiday with friends too, so they were all guzzling back the booze envy still, it was nice not to have a hangover.

I'm secretly glad to be home!

No more symptoms really, still got sore boobs and cramps. I've also burst into tears a couple of times, hope that doesn't happen at work!

I've got a form from my gp to fill in and then they will get in touch to make an appointment. Hope it happens soon!

ChocoFrog Wed 12-Jun-13 09:45:37

Hello to all the new bfp and congrats to you all. The bus is filling up nicely.

Feeling decidedly icky today. I'm at the point I had my mc last time round so I'm constantly expecting the worst. Even poas this morning just to check it was still positive! Going mad. grin Got my early scan tomorrow morning so really hoping I can feel more positive after that.

To everyone out there who is worrying I know how you feel and send you lots of cake and chocolate to help. It's what gets me through the day!

tinypolkadot Wed 12-Jun-13 09:49:03

Hi jelly so sorry about your news, and please don't feel stupid, your family will understand. Is there a chance it was a dud test?

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FoxMulder Wed 12-Jun-13 10:55:15

Oh no jelly I'm so sorry to hear that! Are you ok? Don't feel stupid about having told your families, I'm sure they'll want to support you with this.

vix206 Wed 12-Jun-13 11:00:14

Jelly go and buy one from a shop. After using Internet cheapies I wouldn't trust them. Good luck and whatever happens, don't feel stupid please xx

ChocoFrog Wed 12-Jun-13 11:15:05

Jelly please don't feel stupid. I'm sure your family will understand. But do get yourself checked. Tests can be wrong so put your mind at ease. fx for you.

jellyandcake Wed 12-Jun-13 12:04:58

Thanks - the doc did a test and it was negative as well. So was a clearblue I had. The doctor couldn't say for definite what happened but suspects that I conceived but it didn't implant and that I'll either get a normal period or re-ovulate and conceive again. I haven't really got my head around it and obviously very upset but I suppose it's so early that I could easily not even have known. And I have for comfort that dh and I have conceived easily so I am sure it will happen for us. Thanks for all the good wishes.

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ChocoFrog Wed 12-Jun-13 12:16:46

So sorry Jelly. Thinking of you and keeping my fx that you'll be back on one of these buses very soon xx

vix206 Wed 12-Jun-13 12:20:48

I'm so sorry Jelly, I know how disappointing it is. Here's hoping you conceive quickly again, I'm sure you will. Take care flowers

Apparentlychilled Wed 12-Jun-13 12:24:10

So sorry to hear that jelly

laura0007 Wed 12-Jun-13 12:40:03

Thinking of you jelly.

Has anyone else been getting hot flushes?

bugsyburge Wed 12-Jun-13 13:07:47

ah jelly, I'm sorry.....please don't feel silly-you're family will understand

hugs x

mrscookie78 Wed 12-Jun-13 13:13:57

Sorry to hear that jelly x

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ChocoFrog Wed 12-Jun-13 13:49:15

Hi Laura I'm having a hot flush right now! blush

Thingymajigs Wed 12-Jun-13 13:53:15

I'm so sorry jelly. I hope you are getting a lot of support from your family right now.

Yes laura I got them yesterday. My boss commented on my red face, chest and arms and I kept on feeling sudden rushes of heat and dizziness yet my core body temperature was normal. I've googled and it does seem to be a pregnancy issue for some so nothing to worry about.

Cherryoats Wed 12-Jun-13 14:00:58

Thinking of you jelly flowers

Im having no hot flushes yet, but is anyone else feeling really run down? I didnt feel this run down with my first, I have already had an infection and anti b's in the last 2 weeks

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rueyrichardson Wed 12-Jun-13 17:03:39

So sorry Jelly x

Apparentlychilled Wed 12-Jun-13 18:49:03

Yep, also feeling run down and just had a monster cold sore.

amicusapple Wed 12-Jun-13 19:39:54

Hiya all and welcome to all the new passengers. We're gonna need a bigger bus at this rate grin

Been lying low for a while after some spotting but all seems okay and made it to 7 weeks today.

I'm a bit confused about what happens next?met the midwife last week who said she'd visit me at home for my booking in appointment. Do I just wait for her to send me an appointment?

Symptoms seem to be avoiding me other than dizziness when I get up too quick. I almost want a wee bit morning sickness!
ducks the fists of those suffering

212VIP Wed 12-Jun-13 19:55:31

Holy crap. Long thread already.
I'm still in shock.
Got some huge health conflicting problems which are stopping me from settling in or starting to enjoy my pregnancy.
Need to have a conversation with my surgeon first...
Congrats to everyone x

laura0007 Wed 12-Jun-13 20:03:48

Glad it's not just me then! I answered the door to the postman this morning with a red face and neck whilst fanning myself with a magazine. He looked a bit shocked as it was cold and raining outside!

EeyoreIsh Wed 12-Jun-13 20:26:28

gosh, I would love to have a hot flush! I'm freezing at the moment, I almost wore thick tights today.

I'm shattered too, I felt really run down this afternoon and thought I must be coming down with something. When I remembered I'm pregnant and just shattered! grin

OMGherewegoagain Wed 12-Jun-13 20:30:25

Hot flushes, carbs a plenty and super queasy here too....feeling alright and full of energy in the mornings (which is very unusual - I'm definitely more of a night owl normally). Sickness kicks in mid morning (cue filling my face with anything I can get my hands on blush) then really slump and could do with a nap post lunch....hmmm I wonder if they'd mind if I curled up under my desk grin - wouldn't that be nice....

Anyone else waking up at silly times in the morning? I'm seeing 3-4am far too regularly at the moment for my liking

laura0007 Wed 12-Jun-13 21:25:52

Well I'm still waking in the night about 1am feeling sick! The sickness holds off all day while I'm at work, then when I finally get into my lovely, comfy bed do I lie awake all night feeling sick! Typical, when I'm knackered too sad

Namechangingnorma Wed 12-Jun-13 21:44:15

Hi all, just checking in, sorry to hear your news Jelly, I have had two mmc in the past and had told everyone, this was quite some time ago and in previous relationship's so hoping it's going to be different this time. who has told people already and who have you told? I am dying to tell my parents as they will be over the moon but we have decided to wait (particularly due to my history)

212VIP Wed 12-Jun-13 21:51:29

Not told anyone yet. Not even DH.
Don't know what my spinal surgeon is going to say...

sunflowered Wed 12-Jun-13 22:29:19

Really sorry to hear your news jelly. How are you doing?

We're going to try not to tell anyone until (all being well) 12 weeks, but we're staying with my parents at the moment so that might be hard.

littlestgirlguide Wed 12-Jun-13 22:51:50

Sorry for your news Jelly

Doctors today - she has recommended an early scan due to my cycles being really messed up since having the implant removed last year. However doesn't think it will be for another month!

SamL88 Wed 12-Jun-13 23:08:53

So sorry to hear the news. It really is a very real reality and does make me feel a bit silly for wanting to tell everyone. But I'm just bursting to spill the beans every time I have a conversation with someone. So to get over the urge, I've started telling shop assistants, bus drivers, random crazy people on the street....anyone who I don't actually know but can congratulate me!!

Namechangingnorma Wed 12-Jun-13 23:26:40

Ha ha Sam, i can totally relate to that, I am in the middle of a course of exercise which is quite hard work (Tabata) so had to tell the instructor so he could make sure everything is suitable without letting the rest of the class know. i loved telling him, he was honoured to be the only one aside from my husband and best friend (she guessed, couldnt lie)

Thisisfreakingmeout Thu 13-Jun-13 06:53:31

Jelly, sorry to hear your having a horrible time. The last thing you should feel is embarrassed. I hope things look up for you soon.

Docs today, I feel quite nervous even though it will hopefully be brief and routine.

Apparentlychilled Thu 13-Jun-13 11:15:17

God, this nausea is rough. less than 3 hours after a huge carby, sugary snack and I feel really queasy again. I can't surely eat again!

vix206 Thu 13-Jun-13 11:17:40

3 hours?! I'm having to eat hourly shockshockshock

Apparentlychilled Thu 13-Jun-13 11:20:28

Oh, that makes me feel better! Though, to be fair, it was a massive bowl of porridge and sugar, then 3 slices of bread w nutella and a cup of tea. shock! So it's not even that I'm eating good stuff!

I'm trying to comfort myself that with the first two I went through a phase of just wanting crap and it turned out OK (and I lost the 2.5 stone or so that I'd put on pretty easily). I just can't believe
a) how massive I am already (I promise- I think it'll only be a few weeks till I'm in mat gear); and
b) how much crap I'm eating.

vix206 Thu 13-Jun-13 11:47:52

I am with you ALL the way!! I just can't bear the nausea if I don't eat. DS kept me up all night (for no good reason either) and, because I was awake, I was so hungry/nauseous!!

ChocoFrog Thu 13-Jun-13 11:51:54

Been for my scan this morning. Not brilliant news but I'm holding out hope. Pregnancy in the right place, which after my ectopic is a massive relief, but it's not as far on as my dates would suggest. Just shows a sac and yolk. No fetal pole. My dates put me at 6+2 so would expect to see something. Got to go back next Friday and I'm just hoping my dates are slightly out. The waiting is the worst and feeling quite down about it all after last mc. Still got all my symptoms though so fx.

Sorry for the 'feeling sorry for myself' post sad

vix206 Thu 13-Jun-13 11:54:50

Choco I'm sorry the scan wasn't more positive but it is still very early so hopefully everything is ok. When are you going back for another check?

vix206 Thu 13-Jun-13 11:55:10

Oops sorry just saw, next Friday.

ChocoFrog Thu 13-Jun-13 12:01:11

In my head I'm being very sensible and saying early scans are notorious for not showing much but I think my hormones have got the better of me!

Ladybee Thu 13-Jun-13 12:07:58

Ah chocofrog, sorry to hear that, it's hard when they can't give you a definitive answer and you have to repeat scan. It IS possible that your dates are out - or rather that it took a while to implant so growth was delayed, or even that it was just in an awkward angle and not visible - hope they see something next time around. Keep busy.

212 - have you told your DH yet? It took me a couple of days to tell mine. I had a blood test and was referred to the RPL clinic before I clued him in.

I'm having the opposite of hot flushes -am permanently freezing. Thankfully nausea isn't increasing yet, just sticking at the feeling hungover 10 hours of the day, desperate to nap between 2 and 4 level so far.

Speaking of sleep, the pregnancy 4am waking, I thoroughly recommend a podcast on low to help you ack to sleep. Either a relaxing hypnotherapy one or something like Melvyn Bragg's In Our Time podcasts. I must have heard the first 10 minutes of hundreds of them in my last pg, before drifting back to sleep.

Apparentlychilled Thu 13-Jun-13 12:22:06

Chocofrog- I'm so sorry you didn't get to see everything. If it helps at all, my experience is v similar. I had an ectopic last October so had an early scan last week. I thought I was bang on 6 weeks pg, but they said it looked more like 4 weeks, so I'm going back again next week to try to see a heartbeat. My cycle was usually about 32 days, so being less pg than I thought kind of makes sense. They said that if the yolk sack and egg sack were in the right place and a good regular shape, that's all good and not indicative of any probs at this stage (which they were), so I'll be keeping my fingers crossed for you too.

Apparentlychilled Thu 13-Jun-13 12:23:03

Ladybee- I'm with you on feeling like an iceberg. And my house is really cold at the best of times, so I feel like a total loon when I leave the house, with 3 jumpers on, only to realise it's not actually that cold (not that I'm removing any layers though!).

ChocoFrog Thu 13-Jun-13 12:34:09

Thanks LadyBee and chilled. Good to know I'm not the only one! Fingers crossed for you too and roll on next week.

mrscookie78 Thu 13-Jun-13 12:46:26

Hopefully your next scan will show more development Chocofrog. The dates we work out compared to scans rarely match up, not everyone ovulates and implants when we think.

Im nearly 5 weeks I think? im sooo cold all the time, glad its not just me

bugsyburge Thu 13-Jun-13 13:29:42

I took another test yday, still positive thankfully!!!

I've had no symptoms apart from very tender boobs but that has started to ease now so I've been panicking that the pg has disappeared.

you're all having much more concrete symptoms than me, it's making me nervous!!!!

feekerry Thu 13-Jun-13 14:00:50

hello all. just checking in after a few days if horrid nights from dd.... not much fun.
sorry to see some have or are having worrying times. best of luck...x
i did another test today too just because the hypermesis hasn't kicked in yet so it worries me slightly but all was fine and it said 3 weeks since conception and last week said 2 so pretty sure i will be around 5 weeks now.
have had terrible up and down emotions....never had that with dd. i literally had to pull over in the car the other day as i was stuck in traffic and late and i had a total melt down. people driving past were like hmm

Picklelilliy Thu 13-Jun-13 16:08:34

Hi Ladies, sorry some of you are hung worrying times, everything crossed for all of us.

I'm 5+3 and the only symptoms so far are tiredness and bloating. Not feeling sick yet like I did with DD. Hoping it will kick in soon for reassurance (and then I'll be on here complaining that I feel sick hmm).

Anyone else ridiculously bloated already?

vix206 Thu 13-Jun-13 16:10:43

Seriously struggling today with hormones, nausea, sleep deprivation and an overtired almost 3 year old. I thought it was bad enough the first time round but its blinking tough with a toddler to entertain!!!

Apparentlychilled Thu 13-Jun-13 16:19:38

yy vix- cbeebie to get you through till bedtime? When I was pg w DS, DD watched so much tv that she could pretty much recite the whole of the Snow White DVD by the time he arrived...!

vix206 Thu 13-Jun-13 16:35:12

I've relied on cbeebies heavily all day, I called DH home from work at 4 (we run our own business, and it's just the 2 of us) so I'm relaxing now for an hour!

feekerry Thu 13-Jun-13 17:03:46

pickle i already look 8m preggers due to bloating

Tinkerbellefairy Thu 13-Jun-13 17:44:41

Hello ladies can I join? I'm 6weeks and got to say feeling rubbish! Been suffering so much from nausea including actual wretching and afraid to say cant stomach food to get rid of it either. Feel sick throughout day but even worse in evenings/early hours of the morning. Keep waking during night so also extremely tired. Am very happy to be having a baby but have to admit didn't quite realise I would be feeling constantly rubbish. Really hope it passes soon not sure could cope keeping this up didn't think it would kick in so early. Sorry for selfish post x

feekerry Thu 13-Jun-13 17:47:48

welcome tinker
yep it ain't pleasant really is it? with any luck as soon as you hit 12 weeks you will be feeling much better...[i didn't]

vix206 Thu 13-Jun-13 18:13:54

Welcome Tinkerbelle. Sorry you're feeling poorly too!

Apparentlychilled Thu 13-Jun-13 20:07:52

Hi everyone and esp the new faces.

Bit of a WWYD: I'm 7 weeks pg (maybe- according to my dates 7 weeks, but acc to early scan last week, prob less. Having anor scan on Wed). This is my 4th pregnancy (last one was ectopic though), and I'm massive. I'm not just being paranoid- only one person knows other than my DH and today I asked her if I looked a bit tubby (which is fine, in the circs) or pg. Even though I thought I'd dressed really well to hide my bump, she said I def looked pg.

Our plan had been to tell our families in 10 days, after scan and when I see my family for a funeral (he'll probably spend the day w his folks w our DC). I'll then be nearly 9 weeks (on my dates). But his folks are coming over for father's day and it's looking increasingly obvious we'll have to tell them, because it's obvious it's not just cake in there. I feel a bit weird about that as it seems so early to tell people, but can't see what else to do. I can't believe I'm so big- I swear I'm about the size I was w DC2 at 14-16 weeks. And I know I showed more quickly with him than w DC1, but this seems crazy!

vix206 Thu 13-Jun-13 20:12:45

Stupid question but you don't have any particularly floaty tops you could wear to hide it? That's what I did last weekend when I was really bloated.

My bloating has gone for now despite having to eat my own weight in bread every hour!!

Apparentlychilled Thu 13-Jun-13 20:18:59

I wore a floaty/silky top the other day and apparently it really clung to my bump!- and I thought I was hiding it well. Today I wore a loose (dark) shirt and a chunky, loose card, buttoned over bump (kind of kimono style, if that makes sense) and apparently all you cd see was bump. I'm not very busty, so I can't even eg wear something low or something that hangs from the bust. I have a long, cable knit cardi which might hide the bump a bit, if I can keep it pulled over a bit (maybe belt it or something).

Is anyone else having similar bump hiding problems? Vix, I'm v jealous it worked for you last weekend!

tinypolkadot Thu 13-Jun-13 21:11:49

I had a huge bump last week, there's a photo of me and I look very pregnant, pure bloating though. I'm hoping it's not so noticeable now! I usually have a bit of a tum which I try to cover up with a long vest and square jumper / tshirt.

I have just burst into huge tears at the end of how I met your mother, dh didn't know if I was crying or crying with laughter! Are you a bit hormonal he asks hmm

sunflowered Thu 13-Jun-13 22:32:53

Sorry to hear so many of you are feeling rubbish. I was a little queasy this evening when I saw my tea but that soon passed... vix I see what you mean about being towards the end of the month - I'm (hopefully) a week or so away from that particular joy and miles away from any kind of scan sad

tinypolkadot my dh looked at me really sadly last night when I warned him about impending mood swings, he finds regular pmt rage and tears quite hard to deal with. I've promised to be on my best behaviour until at least saturday

ch1134 Thu 13-Jun-13 22:53:30

I'm 7weeks with my first. Very happy but I'm just after some reassurance about a very common dilemma.
Drinking! I actually gave up for Lent, then extended this to train for a half marathon, all with TTC in mind. My family and friends are big drinkers and I've run out of excuses not to drink! I don't want to tell them my news yet, and thought it was ok to have the odd very small glass of wine.
So in order to cover up my happy news I've actually been drinking more the past few weeks than I have all year.
I've had a few sips when visiting parents (husband necked the rest when they weren't looking!), a tiny glass of red with friends over for dinner (they brought the bottle and it would've felt rude to refuse), half a shandy at the pub. So not much.
However, last wkd I went to friend's 30th and had a whole glass of champagne. Now I feel so stupid to have done it... I just wanted a cover! I ended up telling my friend anyway, as we were both TTC, then felt even worse as she told me she'd miscarried and I was sat there with a glass of bubbly. I felt so bad.
My parents are here this wkd and I really don't want to tell them... How can I avoid drinking? I am never ill and don't drive! And they are staying over so I can't say I'm running in the morning! Unless I do run...
So, let me know what you think of my drinking so far, and how to avoid it for the next 5 weeks! Thanks!

littlestgirlguide Thu 13-Jun-13 23:43:17

ch1134 a straight tonic water with ice and a slice looks just the same as a g&t smile

SamL88 Fri 14-Jun-13 00:09:56

Attack of the sore boobs. Ouch. But I'm kind of getting a kick out of every symptom as its a little sign of what's happening to my body. Still bloody amazed by it all.

vix206 Fri 14-Jun-13 06:14:06

Apparentlychilled, I think it worked for me because my boobs are huge now so the empire-line top I wore sort of hung down from them and totally covered the bump if that makes sense?

Am in bed munching belvita biscuits before I get up to DS. Really hoping the nausea is more bearable today!!

barebranches Fri 14-Jun-13 06:48:59

i still havent really got much in the way of symptoms. my boobs are firmer and hurt when squeezed (thank you DH)
no sickness... in fact in the morning i wake up earlier and have more energy.... suppose i shouldnt complain. grin

EeyoreIsh Fri 14-Jun-13 07:37:57

Morning all

I've woken in a bit of a stress this morning. I've got my scan at epu as I've been bleeding. It's bringing back lots of sad memories for DH and me as we spent lots of time at epu when I my baby in February.

The bleeding has been a lot less this time, but my brain is worrying!

lucidlady Fri 14-Jun-13 07:40:51

Eeyore thinking of you, hope you get the reassurance you need.

Apparentlychilled Fri 14-Jun-13 07:47:27

Good luck today eeyore

vix206 Fri 14-Jun-13 07:51:12

Good luck eeyore. And Dawnofthedee, if you're checking this thread at all, thinking of you too and hoping your scan goes well.

bugsyburge Fri 14-Jun-13 09:08:48

good luck today, hope all goes ok.....

I am literally counting down the days until my doc appt (next Wednesday) because it's all so surreal at the moment!!!!

Dh & I are telling our parents this weekend... didn't really want to share this early but a culmination of different things means this is the only weekend until end of July when we will see all our separated parents in the same weekend so this weekend it is!!!

I'm rather nervous about it for some unknown reason, feel a bit like a naughty schoolgirl which is ridiculous as I'm in my late twenties & married!!!

how's everone feeling today?

FoxMulder Fri 14-Jun-13 09:26:32

It didn't go so well for me at the scan yesterday. They couldn't see anything, so they took some blood and hCG levels were low. Taking some more tomorrow...looks like a mc though sad Have started bleeding today. Very sad. DH had convinced himself everything was OK and a bit of spotting was normal, so he's really cut up. Better to happen now though than a few weeks down the line I guess.

Wishing everyone else more luck.