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February 2014 take 2

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bugsyburge Thu 27-Jun-13 21:49:26

well new thread already ladies.... lets go grin

lyndsey90 Thu 27-Jun-13 22:00:09

New thread already lol jeeez.

Shropshiremummy2b Thu 27-Jun-13 22:14:49

laura0007 thank you for the low down, I needn't bother going now!

On a sad note I've just found out that one of my very good friends has lost her baby at 8 weeks today. I obviously didn't tell her about me being 8+5 weeks but its so sad to think we would have been giving birth around the same time. Sooooo bummed, can't stop blubbing.

Sorry to start the shiny new thread on a downer! X

LittlePandaBear Thu 27-Jun-13 22:55:28

That's really sad Shropshiremummy2b sad

jazzcat28 Thu 27-Jun-13 23:11:34

Marking place

vix206 Fri 28-Jun-13 05:59:51

Marking place, thanks bugsy

vix206 Fri 28-Jun-13 06:00:30

Shropshire that's so sad. I'm so sorry.

EeyoreIsh Fri 28-Jun-13 06:28:45

marking place.

Shropshire that's so sad, your poor friend.

barebranches Fri 28-Jun-13 06:36:25

joining thead... morning everyone!
that is so sad shropshire. sad

laura0007 Fri 28-Jun-13 08:33:26

Morning everyone.

Sorry to hear that Shropshire, that's really sad

Sassy20 Fri 28-Jun-13 08:40:04

Sorry to hear that Shropshire.

Likestobake - I think we're due the same day - I'm 5+6 today. smile

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bugsyburge Fri 28-Jun-13 09:51:22

ah champagne, you're really suffering at the mo aren't you, thanks . I'm counting down the hours til hometime at 4.30.... I've already stuffed my face with crackerbreads to hold of the sickness although it's not that successful confused

such sad news Shropshire, really makes you think doesn't it?! .... on a different note, what a lovely part of the world to live in, I got married in Shropshire(whitchurch) last November

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Shropshiremummy2b Fri 28-Jun-13 10:17:06

I know, as if I'm not grateful enough when I hear about all of you pukey girlies that all I have to contend with is contestant weeing and eating. I'm going to reallllly hate telling her my news in a few weeks, especially as she has been harping on about me getting up the duff for ages.

It has made me feel very lucky. If this all goes well my baby is going to grow up in the most beautiful Shropshire countryside with no neighbours apart from sheep and cows and two mental spaniels!

Anyone else with dogs apprehensive about bringing a new pack member in Feb? Xxx

Namechangingnorma Fri 28-Jun-13 10:17:41

Hi all, Champagne, sorry to hear you are feeling so ill, I take it you have tried the constant non stop eating technique? i find if I go longer than about 45 waking mins without eating I am sick. You could go to your gp I think there is something they can prescribe. i know what you mean re telling your boss, I had to the other day due to the bleeding, I was gutted! He didnt seem happy either

misskatamari Fri 28-Jun-13 10:17:49

Shropshire that is such sad news, thinking of your friend at such a horrible time.

Champagne - I feel for you! I've been feeling dreadful for weeks. I rang my doctor yesterday as I feel awful constantly and she was AMAZING. I'm a teacher and am really struggling with the constant running around and having to teach a class and have energy when I feel sick constantly and am starting to be sick more. Anyway - she was so understanding (as she has been through it herself) and just told me "you need to rest, you need to stay at home". I totally wasn't expecting that, but she has signed me off. I feel guilty letting people down, but I know that it is for the best as I am just dragging myself through the day feeling worse and worse.

I know that it's probably something you are reluctant to do, but if you are feeling really bad it might be worth speaking to your doc. I hope you feel a but better soon, its so grim isn't it. But all worth it in the end :D

Namechangingnorma Fri 28-Jun-13 10:20:15

Hi Shropshire, I had a miscarriage at the same time as some of my friends were having babies a few years ago now, honestly, I felt nothing but happiness for them, I felt like their babies had nothing to do with my baby IYSWIM. Im sure she will be happy for you. Dont have dogs but do have a very needy cat who I think is not going to take the potential new arrival (still very nervous about taking anything for granted) well at all!

Somanychanges Fri 28-Jun-13 10:55:27

Morning all,
I am feeling not to bad today. Felt fine this morning on school run, then bit sick on the way home. I had some toast and feel better.

Has anyone else just gone off all food? I have no appetite and not even because of nausea as even when I feel fine I am still having to force myself to eat.

champagne sorry to hear you are so poorly. Are you managing to eat and drink? If not and you are being sick all through the day and night you could have Hyperemisis.

212VIP Fri 28-Jun-13 11:00:45

I'm so sorry for your friend Shropshire. I had a miscarriage at about 8 weeks on Christmas Day just gone. Rubbish timing with two other DC's. But you do move on. Something's aren't meant to be. Hopefully her time will come soon.

On a 'me' note, this sickness is becoming VERY tiresome to say the least. Morning, noon and night. All I'm doing is eating. And it's not even really helping. Must've put on half a stone in two weeks and I just can't keep up with life. Tiredness and sickness is a horrid combination.

On top of that my hayfever is ATROCIOUS and I can't take anything. Not that helps anyway... Woke up last night really struggling to catch my breath. Thought I was going to have to call an ambulance. I ended up using my DS's inhaler and it helped enough to allow me to sleep again.

Just don't remember ever being so affected physically in pregnancy at an early stage. Huge boobs, stretching pains, bloating, sickness, tiredness, grumpiness, headaches. It's a struggle. Desperate to tell someone my news in order that I can feel happy and excited rather than rubbish!!

I'm hoping to opt for a home birth. Anyone else...?

misskatamari Fri 28-Jun-13 11:01:53

I find that I am off lots of food yes. The past few weeks so many foods just really make my stomach turn but there has been something I thought "yeah I wanna eat that today" but the past few days I just don't fancy anything. It's so weird as normally I will eat anything and everything!

Namechangingnorma Fri 28-Jun-13 11:05:24

212VIP, I feel your pain, constant eating is the only way to stop puking and I have put on 5lbs in 2 weeks, it's not like I am actually enjoying eating anything either. i am dying to tell people too as I am being evasive and cancelling plans because I feel too tired and sick but cant tell anyone the real reason why!

Sprite21 Fri 28-Jun-13 11:15:18

Found the new thread.
It is scary thinking about miscarriages but hopefully all our little beans will be okay.
Agreed the nausea is putting me off certain foods. Alas I lost my taste for coffee and tea this week! Boo. I went off it last time as well but I was hoping to enjoy it a bit longer. I am still hungry all the time but food just doesn't taste the same, it always seems slightly off now. Ugh!
Fizzlingfireboxes hope you find the new thread and just wanted to say that I had gestational diabetes with DD and was off sugar from about 28 weeks. It was hard initially but I actually found I had way more energy when I ate that way and didn't gain much baby weight...
I am probably going to be tested early this time around and I am dreading the GTT and possible result. But ah well, I'll have to deal with it and it's worth it for the little bubba.
I have my scan scheduled for July 13 and booking in appointment 2 weeks earlier when I'll be 10 weeks. It does seem late doesn't it? But from what I remember last time they just took some blood and gave me a lecture on what not to eat, do, etc. Very boring.

bugsyburge Fri 28-Jun-13 11:19:25

I have a dog & two cats.... I think the arrival of a newbie will be interesting.... our niece arrived 3years ago & she spends a lot of time with us so I think the pets will take a similar approach to our baby.... cats will look at it like an alien creature disturbing their sleep, dog will see it as a new excitable friend to play with.... I think the dog will be jealous that the baby will get a lot of attention but she will be pleased to have me at home full time with lots of walks thrown in

my biggest concern is that my house will become a mad house with pets and babies running riot shock

Halfling Fri 28-Jun-13 11:27:23

Thisisfreaking I am taking the Pregnacare with the extra yellow capsule thing. It normally goes up and down 2-3 times in my throat before I manage to swallow it. I nearly gag every time.

Shropshire, sorry to hear about your news. I am going through something similar myself. Two close family members got diagnosed with cancer in a span of a week - DH's mum & his small nephew.

I just feel sad and don't know when and how I will break this pregnancy news to my in laws.

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SherbertDip Fri 28-Jun-13 11:41:58

Hi ladies

Just received my booking appointment through the post 1st Aug (seems miles away) will be 10 weeks then, how long after your booking apt was your scan ? I go away 2 weeks after the booking apt ?

I have called the number and they think it shouldn't be a problem to get me in before I go away - fingers crossed

Namechangingnorma Fri 28-Jun-13 11:53:29

I have started bleeding quite a bit again, more than the other day, not sure much point in going back to epu right now. my boobs have gone really sore and I am not cramping yet. Dont know what to think

Halfling Fri 28-Jun-13 11:56:45

champagne, have you tried the sickness bands. They helped a little bit in my last pregnancy when I had HG.

Sprite21 Fri 28-Jun-13 11:59:45

Oh halfling that's awful, what a sad week for your family. I'm sure they will still be pleased about your news though and actually it will probably be a welcome bit of good news. Babies have amazing ways of healing families.
We have a cat who used to be my 'baby' pre-baby and I have to say that when DD arrived the cat became just a pita really. When you're sleep deprived and stressed the last thing you want is a cat scratching at the door wanting its food first thing.
DD ,however, loves the cat and is always trying to chase her around and wondering why she doesn't like her back.

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Halfling Fri 28-Jun-13 13:11:22

Champagne I bought mine from one of the airport shops - the one which is supposed to help motion sickness.

But should be available at Boots as well. I can see a lot of them online..

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tinypolkadot Fri 28-Jun-13 13:25:10

namechanging try not to worry, are u about 8 weeks? Could be breakthrough bleeding?

Ooh good reminder about the bands, might have to try them. I'm off lots of food too, can only manage carbs and fruit mostly. I read a tip about green apples somewhere and have to say, they taste pretty good!

I've booked a day slobbing in my jim jams with dvds tomorrow, can't wait!

Sassy20 Fri 28-Jun-13 13:45:56

Namechanging - try not to worry as I had bleeding a lot early in my first pregnancy and now have a healthy and happy two year old. Can just happen.

Is anyone else suffering from a bit of an upset stomach?

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AhoyMcCoy Fri 28-Jun-13 15:21:20

I cried today when I couldn't find my jeans... I'm just a pathetic mess of tears and vomit and the moment!!

Namechangingnorma Fri 28-Jun-13 16:39:46

Champagne - I go tearful at that Argos advert too! Can totally relate to the constant crying, I am not usually a crier either but after watching that Paul O'Grady show about dogs I was hysterical! I am going down to the EPU tomorrow, my local one is drop in and 24 hrs a day so just going to see how things are overnight. Feels so horrible when we saw the little heartbeat only on wed, am so scared it will have gone.

Ruggle Fri 28-Jun-13 17:10:48

Hi all
Not sure this is the right thread to ask this, but I have been booked in at UCLH. My first midwife appointment won't be until I'm 10 weeks and 2 days...SOunds quite late to me. Scan will be a week and a half later.
The nurse at my GP surgery said I should expect to be seen in my 8th week. Anyone else not been seen until after 10 weeks?

Sassy20 Fri 28-Jun-13 17:17:42

Ruggle - with my dd I wasn't seen by mw till ten weeks - it appears to be the norm where I live - West Yorkshire.

Purple37 Fri 28-Jun-13 17:21:47

Hi all, am 7 weeks tomorrow and just wondering when people plan to tell their other children? Have an 11 year old DD, 10 year old DS and DSD and an 8 year old DSD. Have been really sick and they are worried I am really poorly!!!

Bearfrills Fri 28-Jun-13 17:22:09

It's the norm where I live too Ruggle, NE England. Booking appointment is at 8-10 weeks and dating scan at 11-13 weeks, although the MWs do say to phone them if you need to see them before that.

tiegysmum Fri 28-Jun-13 17:38:36

The sickness is horrendous, champagne I've been the exact same as you, In fact I ended up in hosp yest to be checked out as ive had recent abdominal surgery so gp was being cautious... All was fine with baby & basically I was given some as required anti sickness tabs the midwife advised me to get sea bands first and see if they worked before using the meds, I got them from boots on way home for £8 and haven't been sick since! Have felt a bit nauseous but nothing like I did and I was sick constantly for 2 and a half weeks, night & day! On a positive level the midwife explained that it's caused by high levels of hcg which is actually a good thing :-) I'd defo recommend the bands, wether they have worked for me or just cause the sickness miraculously passed I dunno lol... But worth a try!

lyndsey90 Fri 28-Jun-13 17:40:02

I'm 6+6 today, no sickness as of yet but I've got a horrendous cold. Wonder if the sickness has passed me... Here's to hoping!

lyndsey90 Fri 28-Jun-13 17:51:02

I'm 6+6 today, no sickness as of yet but I've got a horrendous cold. Wonder if the sickness has passed me... Here's to hoping!

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rueyrichardson Fri 28-Jun-13 19:21:36

Sorry to everyone who is feeling rubbish, I'm feeling rough too. I think it's because I am very tired so am hoping that a good night's sleep and some rest tomorrow will help. I've discovered that cold sparkling water and apples are soothing and have made me perk up this evening a bit. Champagne, if it are feeling really awful then I would give in and try and see a doc, they might be able to prescribe something to help you.

tiegysmum Fri 28-Jun-13 20:17:42

Champagne you should probably go soon, it's such a horrible thing, but it's important your both getting everything you need you sound as though your probably dehydrating or heading that way! I knew I had to go yest cos I literally couldn't move without being sick and my tummy was hurting, from all the wretching, the constant nausea is worse than the actual sickness for me! Try the bands but get yourself checked out & keep your chin up x

misskatamari Sat 29-Jun-13 11:00:50

Champagne I would definitely speak to the doctor. I'm feeling similar to you but luckily haven't been actually sick quite as often (I've been wearing the sea bands - don't know if they help or not but I'm not taken em off just incase).

I had a telephone app with my doc the other day and she was so supportive and told me to stay at home and rest as I shouldn't be working if I feel this bad.

I know it's hard to be off work, I always feel guilty and like I'm letting people down, but if you're ill, you're ill! Okay it's caused by pregnancy but that's all the more reason to take some time to rest if that is what your body is telling you do to.

I've also started acupuncture to see if that helps as a lot of people say it can really help in pregnancy. I usually have it to help with other things and swear by it, so am hoping it can help me feel better. It might be worth giving it a go if there is a practitioner in your area.

I really hope you start feeling better soon. It's horrible feeling this bad. We just need to try and stay positive and remember it means there are lots of hormones whizzing around looking after baby. Hopefully by 12 weeks well all be blooming!

Good luck and definitely see your GP to see how they can help xxx

jazzcat28 Sat 29-Jun-13 12:24:45

Champagne hope you're feeling better soon, I second all those who've suggested seeing your GP.

Anyone NOT feeling sick at all yet? I'm utterly exhausted (slept for 11hrs last night) but no morning sickness. I'm 6wks today so maybe it's yet to come?

Just wondering if all those hormones are really swimming around in my body or not..

Somanychanges Sat 29-Jun-13 13:00:54

Jazz I am 5:6 today, I've been feeling sick all day so far today but not been sick. Came very close though whilst brushing teeth. Every smell makes me want to be sick. I feel like pegging my nose. With my first pregnancy I was sick before I even tested. With my second came on about 6 and a half weeks. But I had HG with both. I know quite a few people that have had no sickness at all and had healthy babies.

Champagne, if its still really bad and you haven't been able to drink, you may need to go to A&E and be admitted for some fluids and some anti sickness meds.

I received my booking appointment today. It's on the 17 July and from there they will book the scan.

barebranches Sat 29-Jun-13 13:26:34

ahhh tellingmy parents today!! dunno why im nervous!! how did u guys do it...i need a plan!grin

sunflowered Sat 29-Jun-13 14:17:55

jazz I'm 6+3 and have been feeling a bit queasy after a big meal or when really hungry, but nothing significant - you're not alone. I've been told it can strike at any time and only affects 3/4 women - I'm considering myself lucky while this lasts (but I get your worry about the lack of hormones... woke up early this morning and spent about an hour googling it...)

champagne are you feeling any better today? I second everyone who says you should get yourself checked out. It sounds like you've been trying to keep pushing through it for ages now flowers

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Shropshiremummy2b Sat 29-Jun-13 15:09:44

jazz I haven't felt even slightly queasy and I'm 9 weeks tommorow. I don't envy those who are sick but at least they know its all happening in there! I'm just suffering from tiredness and sore boobs. Lucky us?!??

barebranches I asked my mum to look at her calendar and see what day of the week the 3rd feb was, she said Monday, I said oh good so you won't be working, she said why, I said because il be having a baby! My daddy found it hilarious for some reason!

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jazzcat28 Sat 29-Jun-13 15:59:07

Thanks all for the reassurance. Shropshire I have tiredness and boobs are exceedingly sore! Perhaps I'm one of those 'lucky' ones. Won't stop me fretting though.

I'm dreading telling my parents - I just have this horrible feeling they will think I'm letting them down - even though DH & I are 28, married, in good jobs, own house etc! Maybe it's just the inner 17yr old in me..

Anyone into their pg apps, I downloaded a free one called Pregnancy + (pink logo, by Health & Parenting Ltd). It's great - has good pics of development, daily info, even a timeline showing when things should happen... scans, tests, kicks, decorating nursery, etc.

Thingymajigs Sat 29-Jun-13 16:44:11

Hi, don't mind me, just marking my place.

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Bearfrills Sat 29-Jun-13 18:20:24

Good luck Jazz smile

I remember when I told them about DS, they were over the moon. Then I didn't get chance to tell them about DD as my brother (then aged 10) overheard DH and I chatting about it and ran into the kitchen shouting "that DH has gone and knocked our Bearfrills up again!"

This time round I'm 32 and when I told my mum she asked "oh, have you told your dad?" grin

Feeling very sickly today. I say I'm having a boy as it's a sort of hollow feeling hungry-sick which is what I had with DS whereas DD was a definite queasy kind of sickness.

LovesToBake Sat 29-Jun-13 18:26:30

Just marking my place and sending sympathy vibes to all the sickness sufferers on the thread. I'm 6 weeks today and have been feeling nauseous all week and the only way I can find to keep on top of it is to constantly keep eating carbs. I suffered badly with sickness all the way through my pregnancy with DC1 and am desperately hoping this one will be different. Haven't actually been sick yet although have had a bad upset stomach every morning this week which I remember from last time.

Am also knackered and quickly realising the resting will be a lot harder this time round with a hectic 1 year old to keep me busy (and one who likes to start his day around 5am)...

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barebranches Sat 29-Jun-13 18:29:02

oh god... still not told them. why is this so hard. im married.. 29.. own house... good job. They were young students when they had me!!!! help!!

LovesToBake Sat 29-Jun-13 18:36:45

barebranches I know what you mean - told my Mum yesterday and in the build up I almost clammed up - just didn't know how to approach it and I'm married, decent house, decent jobs and this is DC2!

Thingymajigs Sat 29-Jun-13 18:40:49

Isn't it strange how we are all like this. I suppose its due to us being told to be careful all of our lives so when its ok to become pregnant we are still scared.
I first fell pregnant when I was 18 and again at 21 so my mum was obviously quite disappointed. When I went to tell her about this pregnancy, at 31, I was still just as scared but she was delighted for us.
Just deliver the news in a happy, excited way and I bet they'll respond in the same way. smile
I'm surprised that there is a quote on the NHS site which says those with morning sickness are more likely to have girls. Surely thats just an old wives tale. Naturally I took this as fact and am now focusing on boys names. I do have mild nausea which I never had with ds1&2 but not proper sickness. My symptoms are mostly boob related. They feel so heavy and uncomfortable.

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Bearfrills Sat 29-Jun-13 19:25:44

I was definitely sicker with DD than with DS. With DS I just felt sick as I described but with DD it was a different sort of sickness and I was actually vomiting which never happened with DS.

Other reasons I think it's a boy are sore boobs and being bone-achingly tired, plus I can't eat, smell or look at meat without feeling nauseous. All symptoms I had with DS. With DD I didn't have sore boobs, I wasn't tired at all and I craved meat, even raw meat had me salivating <attractive>

Of course it's all speculation but it's fun speculation grin

I think DH has turned into one of those feeders as he's constantly bringing me sandwiches, bananas, milk, chewy sweets, etc. He says he's helping me fight off the nausea ...

Thingymajigs Sat 29-Jun-13 19:32:09

I think if it was true there would be less people struggling with morning sickness. Apparently 3/4 have nausea but surely that would be 2/4.
On saying that, I think the 3/4 stat is too high. It'll be fun to check back on this when we all get the gender results.

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Bearfrills Sat 29-Jun-13 19:36:36

As you say, it can only be one or the other smile I have one of each and the people who do know keep asking if I've got a preference. My reply is "yes, a singleton!" grin

barebranches Sat 29-Jun-13 19:38:50

raaa now DH is involved in a long complicated board game with my brothers.... might just have to surprise them after its born at this rate!

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barebranches Sat 29-Jun-13 19:44:21

yes been here most of the day! i know its not good. they are both in the kitchen im hiding in the living room and dh is outside. need a kick up the arse!!!

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littlestgirlguide Sat 29-Jun-13 19:58:15

My first pregnancy, I has NO symptoms at all, no sickness, no nausea, no cravings, nothing. I had a girl. This time I'm getting that empty-hungry-sickness someone else describes above - I'd actually prefer another girl!

LovesToBake Sat 29-Jun-13 20:01:59

For what it's worth in my first pregnancy I was horribly sick, throwing up most days from week 6 right up until the day I gave birth. I had a boy!

Somanychanges Sat 29-Jun-13 20:12:15

Evening all,
After feeling sick all morning my DH and I decided to get out of the house and take DC on a bike ride. Spent the whole day cycling and actually started to feel better.

Still couldn't manage to eat though when we went to lovely gastro pub on river for dinner. I was very envious of my hubby and children devouring their scrumptious food angry

I told my mum on the day we found out. She knew we were trying and so did our close friends so we just told them straight away. We told PIL the following weekend when we were over for dinner. We just said "we are having another baby". They were very excited.

Haven't told my dad yet though and don't plan to until I can no longer hide it. He will not be happy as he just wants me to be at work. I don't know what his problem is, I have a hard working husband who fully supports me financially, we are married, we have 2 DC already. But I know he will still think its a bad idea. So I am not going to let him rain on my parade.

I think I am having a boy. I feel bad but I actually do have a preference and will have to try and change my feelings on this one. Obviously I know once baby arrives it will not matter. But I have always wanted two girls and a boy. I have one of each so that means I really feel this should be my second girl.

Plus I grew up with only girls, I prefer girls. My son is your typical boy, climbing the walls, loves poo talk and never sits down. After having such a lovely calm and charming daughter as my first, my son was certainly a lively addition to the family. Although I know I could have a girl like this too. I hope as I go along in my pregnancy journey I can let go of my need for another girl.

No symptoms here - I am somewhere between 5+4 - 6+1weeks. At this point with ds the nausea was kicking in... with him I was constantly nauseas (but never sick) couldn't cook or decide on food until the minute I wanted to eat it and then it had to be ready NOW (carbs macdonalds or cold fresh fruit) and exhausted like never before - I had to sneak off in work each afternoon for a nap! This lasted until early into the 2nd trimester when huge bloating and awful wind took over grin Oh the glamour....

Somanychanges I have a "proper" running, jumping, shouting, slug collecting boy too (2.3y) and am a bit hoping for a girl this time. Actually I would REALLY like a girl (but not to the extent that I don't want a boy ifyswim?) and this is probably the only place I can admit it.I don't know whether to find out at the 20w scan (we didn't find out with ds as I really wanted a surprise). Knowing my luck though I would end up with a running, jumping, puddle splashing girl who was even more boisterous than ds! I have no idea what we would call another ds either. Looking at dh's family, its very likely we will have another ds though.

My dm always admitted that she never particularly wanted a boy but she hoped that she had hidden it well enough from us as children until my dbro, aged 5 asked "is it ok to be a boy?" grin hmm that sounds meaner than it actually was. My mothers fear of what to do with boys was partially realised as my dbro is a football fanatic and she ended up spending most weekends in wet muddy fields. On the other hand, she found it easier to raise a conscientious male feminist than she anticiapted smile

misskatamari Sat 29-Jun-13 21:03:12

Good luck telling the family barebranches. I know what you all mean about being nervous telling them - its so silly isn't it!

In terms of gender I don't really have a preference although I second champagne on thinking two for one sounds pretty awesome now! I've always wanted a big family but pregnancy is horrid so far! Lol

littlestgirlguide Sat 29-Jun-13 23:02:20

I'm confused. I've just googled "8weeks pregnant" and read three pages telling me my baby is 2cm, 2.5cm and 3cm long.... I am 8+2, so how big is my baby? Can anybody recommend an accurate website? :-/

tinypolkadot Sun 30-Jun-13 00:07:37

Urgh, I've just been sick for the first time. Really hoping it's a one off (sad) thought I was doing ok

littlest it's funny how they all say different things isn't it? I'm tending to just go with the biggest thing I find!  

barebranches Sun 30-Jun-13 01:05:40

its done. dont know why i was so nervous. DH rescued me in the end and started the converstion. phew...!! grin

SherbertDip Sun 30-Jun-13 09:18:07

Hi how's everyone feeling today ?

I still feel really sick - counting it as a good thing due to previous probe I had though

jazzcat28 Sun 30-Jun-13 09:21:39

well done barebranches! Was the reaction a good one?

Am staying with my parents for a brief solo visit next weekend (when I'll be 7wks) and then again with DH in tow when I'll be 9wks. Hoping that I'll be able to keep quiet at the first visit so we can break the news together when we visit later in the month. Also figure I might have had my midwife appt by then too.

This little bean will be the first in its generation for both sides of our family so I hope excitement and happiness will be the reaction!

ldt87 Sun 30-Jun-13 09:37:58

Hi everyone just marking my place on the new thread. I am going for a private scan at half 11, so nervous but excited too. So i will hopefully know my exact dates and see my little blob very soon. Fingers crossed all okay! I think I am 8+6 so hoping to actually see something if that makes sense.

Ladybee Sun 30-Jun-13 09:42:05

I'm having a pregnancy very much in the middle of my other 2 successful ones...first I felt nauseous, off food but no vom, and no real tiredness. Had a boy. Second had daily morning and night vom, soooo tired, lasted to 16 weeks before things started to improve then got gestational diabetes. Had a girl. This time I'm nauseous but no chucking and really really tired. So anyone's guess. I'm sort of hoping for a second son. My daughter will be in the middle and I think it would be nice for her to have that as something that makes her special - not first, not youngest, but only girl. But if it is another girl that would be special too, neither my husband nor I have sisters so would be interesting to see that relationship in our family.

I'm watching 'call the midwife' finally - reruns just started here - it's v good, think I might try to find the books.

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barebranches Sun 30-Jun-13 10:03:45

big cheers then spent an hour discussing baby names! all good in the end!! grin

gnittinggnome Sun 30-Jun-13 10:41:04

barebranches Yay for good reaction! Re telling parents - DH and I met my mum and stepfather in town for a post-show dinner, and as soon as I ordered a mocktail I could see my stepfather's eyebrows go up, so I knew I had to say something soon!

Both my sisters lost their babies at 8 weeks, about a year and a half ago, and have both since divorced their husbands, so not very likely to start trying again very soon (according to them), so my main activity at the moment is to stop my mum buying me nursing bras and "comfy" (read very very frumpy) nighties/maternity trousers until we get past that 12 week mark and the scans.

gnittinggnome Sun 30-Jun-13 10:43:16

NB, I realise that sounds weird - my sisters both coincidentally fell pregnant about the same time, and then have both separately through very different circumstances divorced - they are not living the same lives at all!

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Namechangingnorma Sun 30-Jun-13 11:55:35

Just to let you know, I lost my baby this morning, wish you all the best with your pregnancies x

Somanychanges Sun 30-Jun-13 11:57:11

We are off for a bike ride again. Taking Dc to an outdoor pool. I feel like I just have to keep going as normal as my husband is the least sympathetic person ever and keeps calling me a drama queen.

chanpagne I was also up at 6am in the bathroom thinking I was going to be sick. But managed to hold off, ate a rice cake and went back to bed.

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tinypolkadot Sun 30-Jun-13 12:14:38

namechangingnorma so sorry x

misskatamari Sun 30-Jun-13 12:19:22

Namechangingnorma I am so sorry. That is such awful news and my thoughts are with you. Look after yourself.

gnittinggnome Sun 30-Jun-13 12:25:28

namechangingnorma so sorry to hear that! Look after yourself, x

barebranches Sun 30-Jun-13 12:27:20

thats awful namechanging sad

Somanychanges Sun 30-Jun-13 13:27:33

So sorry to hear that namechanging I hope you have the support you need around you.

Bearfrills Sun 30-Jun-13 17:14:18

So sorry namechanging, I know it's a bit of a cliche saying but my heart really does go out to you. Be kind to yourself x

I've had some spotting today, like discharge rather than blood, and it's sort of a not quite brown-not quite pink-not quite orange colour (hard to describe). I've been a bit bunged up the last few days and then today finally needed to poo (sorry, TMI, right?), anyway strained a bit and think I tore myself a little bit as had some bleeding from that area. The spotting was shortly after this and has continued off and on all day. I'm really hoping that maybe the straining has irritated my cervix or the like and that's what the spotting is from. The other explanation could be that my period would have been due around now and it's common to have spotting when your next post-conception period would have been due.

I'm on a school trip with DS tomorrow so will have to soldier on regardless but I'm so very, very scared. I know it's irrational but all of miscarriages have been in June and now I'm spotting and it's June therefore I must be miscarrying (or so the crazy part of my mind says).

I might ring my GP tomorrow and see if he can fit me in for a scan on Tuesday or Wednesday. Can't stop crying but the positives are that I still feel sick and I have DS and DD to keep me focussed on good things.

Bearfrills Sun 30-Jun-13 17:15:23

That should say "all of my miscarriages have been in June"

misskatamari Sun 30-Jun-13 17:56:05

Bear, keeping my fingers crossed that everything is okay for you. It does sound like it could just be normal spotting. I know its very hard not to worry, but feeling sick still is a good sign that all is well.

I hope your GP can help put your mind at rest tomorrow hun.

misskatamari Sun 30-Jun-13 18:11:57

Bleurgh just been sick for the third time today. I really can't wait for this first trimester to be over!

Does anyone else feel like they're getting ill with chills? I seem to feel like it pretty much every evening - like I'm coming down with something and starting with a temperature. Probably just another lovely hormones side effect!

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barebranches Sun 30-Jun-13 18:21:21

my mum told me she got sickness at 9 weeks with all her 5 pregnancies... im 8 weeks.. its like i can see my future!!!

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Somanychanges Sun 30-Jun-13 18:25:10

champagne I'm with you on the boiled sweets. Yesterday it was one of the only things to take that horrible taste out if my mouth, that and Granny Smith apples.

Sassy20 Sun 30-Jun-13 18:31:23

Namechangingnorma - really sorry to hear your news.

I've been feeling pretty much sick all day - same as it was with my first pregnancy but had forgotten how crap you feel! So for those of you who want lots more children you'll forget this once the baby arrives because I clearly did ! smile

I've been really tired too - had a nap earlier and still tired. On an early shift at work tomorrow so start at 7 hmm no idea how I'm going to get up! X

SugarMiceInTheRain Sun 30-Jun-13 18:43:58

namechangingnorma so sorry. I hope those around you can comfort and support you at this time. For me having supportive friends and family really helped through my MCs.

I was starting to think I was imagining any symptoms and couldn't really be pregnant but this morning (right on cue as the run of our show finished last night) the morning sickness kicked in. Exactly as it did with DS1 & 2 - when I tried to take my folic acid it made me gag and my stomach was just really unsettled and within minutes I was bringing up my breakfast. Feeling constantly slightly queasy. It's so hard not telling everyone when you are feeling at your roughest!

misskatamari Sun 30-Jun-13 19:33:59

Awe sugarmice, sorry you're starting to feel more rough - atleast the show has finished so you might get a bit more rest now smile

I've read that taking vitamins at night can help with sickness (or more that taking them in the morning can make it worse). To be honest I've started taking mine at night with tea and I still feel gross all the time, but you never know it might help with yours.

Bearfrills Sun 30-Jun-13 22:33:30

Just went to make DS packed lunch for tomorrow and almost vommed all over the kitchen at the smell of the bread and sight of the cheese. I have never been so happy to feel sick as a dog.

Have been to the loo too and I'm back to clear discharge.

Fingers crossed, tightly crossed, nugget seems to be hanging in there. Definitely a boy, DS used to frighten me with regular episodes of bleeding right the way through!

I will be shovelling dried apricots down ny neck every day from now on though to guard against any future ... ahem ... straining incidents.

Thisisfreakingmeout Sun 30-Jun-13 23:07:49

I have still got away without real sickness. I am feeling very lucky.

All I have is a very quick "totally full- desperately starving " cycle of about an hour. My sweet tooth has receded and salty snacks are my weakness.

Good luck to those struggling to eat. Here's hoping it is strictly 1st trimester and you will be free soon.

Somanychanges Sun 30-Jun-13 23:32:58

Bear I haven't even made my children's lunches, which like you I usually do the night before. I know I will regret it in the morning but right now I cannot bare to be around food. I only managed cornflakes for dinner and have hardly eaten all day so I am very hungry sad

Going to go to sleep now and hope to feel better after some sleep. Night all.

Bearfrills Mon 01-Jul-13 07:35:24

Woke uo this morning and I feel incredibly sick, like it's only going to be a matter of time until I am actually sick. No exaggeration, I am literally 100% more nauseous than yesterday, like my symptoms have escalated overnight. Struggling to eat some Shreddies right now and then ringing my GP about that referral to EPAU.

laura0007 Mon 01-Jul-13 07:41:38

Sorry to hear some of you are feeling so sick. Luckily I appear to have missed that completely and today I am 9 weeks pregnant! Getting closer to that scan date!

jazzcat28 Mon 01-Jul-13 08:42:18

My boobs aren't as sore anymore - apart from having grown a size they are almost back to normal. That combined with the lack of sickness has of course got my mind filled with all sorts of negatives. Did another cheapie test today and the line is very dark and appeared even before the control line.

Really hope I get my booking in appt soon. Having had a friend who lost hers before 12wk scan last month I'm now paranoid.

6+2 today

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ldt87 Mon 01-Jul-13 09:24:55

Hi everyone, my scan yesterday went well and I am 8 weeks 5 days due on the 4th of February.

So sorry namechanging, I hope you can take it easy and be looked after for a while.

My sickness has died down now but my boobs are so painful though. I feel much more positive after my miscarriage at easter having had a successful scan xx

sunflowered Mon 01-Jul-13 09:25:47

namechanging was really sorry to read your news. I hope you're doing ok.

Ladybee Mon 01-Jul-13 09:32:34

I was v sorry to see your news namechangingnorma, you must be devastated. Be kind to yourself, huge hugs.

Somanychanges Mon 01-Jul-13 10:18:06

I am going to have a nap. I feel bad as I have so much to do. But I had a really restless sleep as the nausea got worse and worse throughout the night.

I was actually relieved to start throwing up this morning. It was a momentary release from the awful sick feeling. I am so hungry, but I just can't stand the smell of any food of manage to eat much.

Definitely feeling sorry for myself.

Sprite21 Mon 01-Jul-13 11:03:16

"almost vommed all over the kitchen" LOL, thanks for the laugh. I'm sure that must be a good sign.
Feeling sad about Norma's news, I can't believe it. Hope she is okay.
My booking in appointment is next week, finally. Does anyone remember whether they can hear the baby's heartbeat in that one? I would love some reassurance.

EeyoreIsh Mon 01-Jul-13 11:29:10

Norma so sorry to hear your news. Best wishes for a swift recovery and the time to heal.

I've got my booking in appointment at 1 today, I'm quite nervous/excited. Had a teeny bit of blood last night and after my recent mc both DH and I are quite anxious, so we had a really restless night. I assume the midwife is used to dealing with stress bunnies like me!

SugarMiceInTheRain Mon 01-Jul-13 11:32:34

misskatamari I might have to try taking them at night - it's just I'm more likely to forget them at night I reckon.

My stomach is rumbling, begging me for food but I am struggling to find something that won't make my stomach turn. Supposed to be going out for a meal tonight to celebrate the DS1 & 2's great reports. Urgh.

LovesToBake Mon 01-Jul-13 12:05:50

Namechanging I was so sorry to read about your MC. Echoing what others have said, I hope you have plenty of support around you, I can't imagine how that must feel.

I'm still feeling incredibly nauseous and for the 6th day running, have woken up and had a really violent upset stomach. On the plus side I haven't been sick, so I wonder if my body is choosing to purge that way rather than by puking. Had a tricky journey to work feeling really ropey. Can't face food shopping and am very grateful that one change since my last pregnancy is that I now do my food shopping online. I'm sitting here at work (it's really quiet) trying to do an Ocado order for tomorrow and struggling to think of anything I could stomach. Any suggestions? Have so far gone for lots of crisps, some fizzy water and am about to add apples which I'm finding seem to work for me at the moment. Randomly the other day I bought a mild salsa Doritos dip and some Doritos and polished off the whole lot - hadn't expected it to go down quite so well! I also think a few ready meals will be needed as defintiely can't face cooking or food preparation.

Shropshiremummy2b Mon 01-Jul-13 12:18:20

Oh Norma, what terrible terrible news. I imagine the last thing in the world you will be doing is checking on Mumsnet but just incase you do- know that we are all soooooo sad for you.

Laura0007 i'm loving 9 weeks! Have you got any form of a tummy? I have, but then I did before! Our uterus is the size of a grapefruit! It's mind blowing stuff, toooo exciting. When's your scan again? I got a bit excited and rang the hospital and told them I couldnt do the 24th and could I do it earlier (!) in the hope they'd say "Yeah, totes, come on over now", alas, theyve changed it to the 23rd!!!!!!!!!!!!!

sunflowered Mon 01-Jul-13 12:41:30

shropshire I'm very jealous that you have your scan date already - I've got my booking appointment on july 15th when I'll be 8 + 5 so it's going to be even longer before I get to the scan! On the plus side the midwife I spoke to when I booked the appointment sounded really friendly and was very reassuring about my worries, I hope the rest of her team are as welcoming smile

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Sprite21 Mon 01-Jul-13 12:56:31

Eeyore do let us know about the booking in appointment. I vaguely recall last time with DD but would appreciate a reminder.
Good luck!

LovesToBake Mon 01-Jul-13 13:16:04

Champagnebubble thanks for those suggestions - I've just finished my order and I was thinking the same, it looks like an unhealthy student, very different to the usual things I order. I went for:

Baked beans
Fizzy water
Macaroni cheese ready meal
Crisps - Mini Cheddars, McCoys, Doritos (NEVER usually order crisps!)
Ice lollies
Sourdough bread (thinking I might manage avocado on toasted sourdough)

I am also totally off meat and was for the whole of my last pregnancy - so strange. You'd think your body would need the protein. Guess that's where the beans come in!

gnittinggnome Mon 01-Jul-13 13:47:03

LovesToBake have you seen the orange juice with added calcium? It's a brand new staple in our house, along with lemons for lemon water which makes a break from just plain water and seems to settle my indigestion pretty well. Those plus all the soft fruit I can lay my paws on - thank gods for summer fruit!

Shropshire I think I have a bit of a tummy too - nearly 10 weeks - and trying hard to not eat junk as I'm on the overweight scale already (BMI 28) and exercise, but I need to buy new knickers and have put my "thin" jeans away and gone for the ones I bought by accident that are one size too big!

LovesToBake Mon 01-Jul-13 14:00:58

Thanks for the tip gnittinggnoe, although after bad memories of bringing up my breakfast orange juice far too often with my last pregnancy, I'm steering clear of fruit juices for a while. A favourite at the moment is elderflower cordial with fizzy water and lots of ice. All my water has to be ice cold, I remember that from last time too.

I'm starting to feel a little flabby around the tummy area but I know it's just from all of the carbs I've been eating what with the baby being about the size of a lentil right now. Can't wait to get past 12 weeks, have the news out in the open and then start to grow a little bump!

Cherryoats Mon 01-Jul-13 14:11:05

Looks like I am jumping off the february bus and hopefully onto a later one. I had a scan friday and blood results back this morning confirming mc. I feel ok about it, I had stopped feeling pregnant and I thought something was wrong so at least my thoughts are confirmed. I also have planned some fun adventurous things to do over the next few weeks, so I have that to look forward to smile

Good luck to you all, its been good reading this thread the last few weeks, sending non nauseous vibes and virtual boiled sweets to you all smile

sunflowered Mon 01-Jul-13 14:25:15

Really sorry to hear that cherryoats. Sending you positive vibes back that you can catch another bus in the not too distant future.

EeyoreIsh Mon 01-Jul-13 14:56:53

Sorry to hear that cherryoats, take care of yourself.

The booking in appointment was fine! I got asked lots of questions, like family and personal history. I had some bloods taken and wee tested. And they checked my carbon monoxide levels.

It felt a little surreal after so long ttc! I also really felt it was tempting fate, they were suggesting I book the 16 week appointment before my 12 week scan, giving me antenatal lesson leaflets, asking me where is like to give birth etc!

laura0007 Mon 01-Jul-13 15:27:39

Sorry to hear your news cherryoats :-(

Shropshire...my tummy is definitely growing. My jeans feel tight today and even though I haven't put any weight only clothes are definitely getting tighter. My scan is the 11th (next Thursday eeek!) had to laugh at your earlier scan date of one day! It was worth a try grin

laura0007 Mon 01-Jul-13 15:36:40

Also I keep reading on all these baby websites (slightly obsessed)that your body should be covered in blue veins and your nipples should be getting bigger and darker. Well mine aren't. And I have no veins stamps feet my boobs are bigger though grin

sunflowered Mon 01-Jul-13 15:44:56

laura I don't have any veins either and only one of my nipples has changed colour. I look ridiculous grin

EeyoreIsh Mon 01-Jul-13 15:48:20

Oh yes, I was weighed at the booking in appointment. I had lost a little bit of weight, so there are some benefits to all bloody day morning sickness.

According to my DH, my waist has thickened angry

Bearfrills Mon 01-Jul-13 17:39:14

So sorry to hear your news cherryoats sad

My GP couldn't refer me for a scan. The local hospital won't do early scans now unless you're either flooding blood or have symptoms of an ectopic which is why the local hospital is generally considered to be a bit shit He said he could refer me as he likes to bypass their rules but they'd just refuse to scan me when I arrived for the appointment so would just be a waste of my time. Funding cuts have a lot to answer for hmm

He said the sickness is a good sign, as is the dark patch on my neck (I can't remember it's proper name but it darkens whenever I'm pregnant) and all the other stuff. He wants me to put a water sample in as he likes to screen for infection (apparently this can cause spotting) and it's a case of waiting - I'll have my answer in a few weeks.

tinypolkadot Mon 01-Jul-13 17:40:12

I can't stomach any meat either champagnebubble I can manage chicken at a push (and if someone else makes it for me)

I'm plain carbs a go go at the minute.

My shopping yesterday consisted of

Strawberries and cream (managed to have seconds)
Milky bars
Chocolate buttons
Plain hula hoops
Baking potatoes
Lemon squash
Fruit sweets

I also tried the sea bands at the weekend. The day I wore them was the one day I've been sick confused

Bearfrills Mon 01-Jul-13 17:49:13

I'm having crumble and custard for tea because everything else is making me feel unbearably sick blush it's technically one of my five a day if it contains fruit, right? <kids self>

DD has come down with a horrid cough that I bet I'm going to catch too!

Middy75 Mon 01-Jul-13 17:50:25

I've been hanging back a while since first posting as I've had bleeding on and off. Been to EPU and bloods doubled in 48 hours which is positive and have a re scan on Thurs. first scan only showed a gestational sac as I was only 5+1 at the time. So fingers crossed!
I had to come on though and share my bargin news, I bought two packs ( last two) of Pregnacare max from Morrisons for £2.17 a packet!! Don't know why they were so cheap as the expiry is 2014 smile

Bearfrills Mon 01-Jul-13 17:57:49

Oh excellent news middy! Fingers crossed everything goes well. I bled on and off all the way through with DS, to the point that I was admitted at 24wks, switched to consultant-led care and scanned every 3-4wks

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vix206 Mon 01-Jul-13 20:04:29

I've been in Devon since Friday so haven't been online. So sad to read that namechangingnora and cherryoats have miscarried. My thoughts are with you both.

No nausea here for past week (10+2) but heartburn has kicked in good and proper! Only 2 weeks to wait for my scan though so I'm focussing on that grin

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shopart123 Mon 01-Jul-13 20:14:27

Champagne, im experiencing the same at work. Had to go to sick room today then came home and there is rumours going around, one woman whom I dislike anyway is telling people im going through IVF and its taking all my strength to not lose it with her!!! Its so annoying. She talks about me to a friend at work so it all comes back to me anyway! Just take deep breaths and try bypass it. Its like being back at school huh

Bearfrills Mon 01-Jul-13 20:24:19

That's shocking Champagne, rant away - you are definitely not being unreasonable!

rueyrichardson Mon 01-Jul-13 20:30:25

Sad to read of namechanging's and cherryoats' news.

I had a dating scan today which was a relief and confirmed my dates. All is in order, thankfully. Lovely experience at the ante natal unit, made the whole thing seem quite real, if the morose sickness waves were not enough of a reminder.

SugarMiceInTheRain Mon 01-Jul-13 20:37:44

Sorry to hear your news cherryoats sad

I am trying not to put on any (more) weight until I've had a scan and announced it to everyone - too many of my clothes feel a bit snug already but my maternity clothes make me look obviously pregnant and I can't be doing with that. Had to start wearing maternity clothes around 8 weeks in my 3rd/4th pregnancies.

I have filled in all my pregnancy notes in preparation for my booking in appointment with MW on Friday. Is it just here that we have to fill in our own notes? <mutters about cutting costs> grin I've had to estimate (which is to say, make up) dates for my 3 MCs. I can't flipping remember exactly when - I can remember the year for each of them and the month for one because I was MCing whilst trying to host a birthday party for DS1 (wouldn't recommend that) and ended up in hospital that night...

barebranches Mon 01-Jul-13 20:41:52

hey all
sorry to read more sad news sad

just wondering... i had my docs appointment 10 days ago. How soon should i hear from the hospital? im 8 +2 weeks. getting worried ive been forgotten.

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Bearfrills Mon 01-Jul-13 20:59:49

We fill our own notes in where I live too. I got my good pen out and my best handwriting grin

AhoyMcCoy Mon 01-Jul-13 21:05:20

My work are being fantastic luckily - had to tell my manager due to constant vomiting til 11ish, followed by nausea the rest of the day. My manager suggested I go to occupational health and reduce my hours to 11-4 until I feel better. Haven't taken her up on it yet because I want to keep things "normal" if I can til 12 weeks, but it's such a relief to know work is supportive. Everyone else has definitely guessed (due to watching me throw up in the car park, in a bin at my desk, and running out of a meeting whilst clutching my mouth and gagging- classy!!)

Is anyone else constantly dizzy? Every time I stand up, every time I blow my nose, I feel like I'm going to pass out!

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Shropshiremummy2b Tue 02-Jul-13 05:33:53

Oh no, not cherryoats too, this is such sad news.

I've been awake all night thinking I still don't feel pregnant. I'm pretty much symptomless apart from boobs, weeing and tiredness.

I go on holiday on Sunday and feel like I'd like to know for sure before I go. I can pay £100 for a private scan but just don't know if its just a waste of time and I should hold out til the 24th. Thoughts??? X

Shropshiremummy2b Tue 02-Jul-13 05:52:06

23rd not 24th. Only just remembered I told them I couldn't do the 24th and wanted it earlier so they brought it forward by one day!

Somanychanges Tue 02-Jul-13 06:19:16

I am really sick, I can't eat a thing. I don't know if I should just carry on like this as I'm only 6:2 or go and get meds. I am so hungry and my tummy is swollen and sore from all the vomiting.

What shall I do?

vix206 Tue 02-Jul-13 06:34:01

Somanychanges that sounds miserable, I'd go and talk to the GP. X

LovesToBake Tue 02-Jul-13 06:45:22

Oh great, after a week of nausea and a very upset stomach in the mornings, the vomiting has commenced. Had virtually nothing in t stomach to bring up so it was more like violent retching, I'm not sure which is worse. Should be on my usual train in 5 mins but am instead lying in bed wondering what to do. Tempted to call in sick but would rather save my credits for when I really need it - from past experience, I'm only sick once a day so at least now I should get through the day with no more puking, albeit feeling constantly nauseous...

rueyrichardson Tue 02-Jul-13 06:48:55

I agree Somany, pop to the docs and see what they say, sorry you are feeling so rough x

laura0007 Tue 02-Jul-13 06:59:50

I have no symptoms either Shropshire. My boobs hurt and I'm tired but that's it. I'm sure I've imagined the whole thing!

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Thingymajigs Tue 02-Jul-13 07:57:18

I'd definitely go to the doctors somany. There are options to help with ms. Hope you feel better soon.
I'm not sure about early scans. We had one last week and it helped that they could see a heartbeat but they also saw cysts and a hematoma which I wouldn't have worried about otherwise. There really wasn't anything to see either. It was an undentifiable blob. So I'd hold off for the 12 week scan if you can but I know that time is really dragging atm. My scan seems like weeks ago. hmm
I've got a lot of distractions atm with our kitchen being redone and having to cope with the entire kitchen and dining room stuffed into our living room. Getting a bit irritated by the workmen not turning up. We have a .packed 2 months ahead which is daunting but I also hope it makes the time go a bit faster.
Is anyone elses bloating issues making them look 4-5 months pregnant at times?

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ChocoFrog Tue 02-Jul-13 09:01:08

Back from a week in sunny Somerset and I've just about managed to catch up with all the posts.
Heartfelt hugs to all those with problems and sickness. I've also got awful sickness and the twisty roads of Somerset did not help. I've frequented many a layby over the last week! Last time round I just completely lost my appetite but had very little nausea, this time I have lost my appetite again but mainly due to all day/night sickness. I'm keeping toast down and I'm not sick all the time but just praying for it to end. Makes me think I had it easy last time round but I still moaned like hell blush
Anyone else craving jelly babies? Psychological nightmare that one, eating babies!!

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Ladybee Tue 02-Jul-13 09:24:54

sprite - I think most midwives will oly try to hear a heartbeat at 16 weeks and even then they preface it with lots of 'we can't always find it, pls don't worry'

Cherryoats very sorry to hear your news as well, all the best of luck for next time.

Middy sounds like you've been through the wringer - hope you get to see that heartbeat next time.

Barebranches give the hospital a call and check they've received your referral. They do get lost and they may be able to give your appt date.

Shropshiremummy - I think boobs, weeing and tiredness is pretty much most early pg symptoms covered apart from nausea isn't it? :-)

I've got an appt with my midwife tomorrow so should go and put some notes together about history, I'll never remember it. Looking forward to it though, another little step. I think I'm 9 weeks today.

Bearfrills Tue 02-Jul-13 09:25:22

I am so sick this morning too. I haven't been sick thankfully (I feel so bad for you Champagne) but my stomach is rolling and it feels like I'm going to be sick soon. I literally curled on the sofa, MNing with one hand and poking goldfish crackers into my mouth with the other and occasionally whimpering I can't move or I'll be sick, I know it. Thankfully DS is at nursery until 12 and DD is having a nap.

I need to feel better before work at 2 o'clock!

Somanychanges Tue 02-Jul-13 09:39:33

Have you been that bad since 6 weeks champagne?

I don't know how long I can last like this as I am so hungry. I can't even keep a cracker down.

The only good thing is that I am managing to keep a couple of sips of water every half hour down.

I am just worried about taking meds so early. I think I started at 7 weeks with my first and 8 weeks with my second taking meds.

I was hoping not to take them at all this pregnancy. Was praying it would be different.

jazzcat28 Tue 02-Jul-13 09:48:47

thingy I have a serious bump going on at the moment! That combined with huge boobs and the fact I've been on a very public diet since January (2st lost before BFP) means that I think my colleagues and friends have probably all guessed what's up! Still keeping it quiet for now though.

I really feel for you lovely ladies who are suffering with sickness. I feel lucky in a way it hasn't hit me yet, but equally kinda want a symptom other than sore boobs and tiredness to confirm I truly am with child!

No news on my midwife booking in appt yet let alone scan. I'm so impatient!

Anyone fussy about eggs with runny yolk? I know all the guidance says to had boil/fully cook eggs due to risk of salmonella, but aren't red lion stamped eggs free of salmonella anyway? I had a runny egg yesterday for breakfast and had a dodgy stomach this morning so now of course am in major panic mode...

jazzcat28 Tue 02-Jul-13 09:49:31

oops, hard boil obviously..

EeyoreIsh Tue 02-Jul-13 09:53:20

jazz I wouldn't worry about the egg. I'm sure it's fine. I'm learning that a dodgy tummy is just part of the early pregnancy fun!

so sorry to hear that some of you are really sick. I've given up trying to get into work, I went in last Friday, left early and crawled straight into bed when I got home. I've not been sick yet (thankfully, as I'm scared of being sick) but I've felt really nauseous and have had an awfully upset tummy. I can work from home thankfully.

Bearfrills Tue 02-Jul-13 09:59:20

I've just to drag myself through this week and next and then I'm away on holiday for a week. The only bit I'm dreading is the journey with feeling so sick.

If I remember rightly from my previous pregnancies, when I was partially to a runny yolked egg sandwich, supermarket chickens are vaccinated against salmonella so the risk of catching any nasties from the eggs should be really quite low. I would have an allotment chicken runny egg but a Tesco/Asda, etc one should be okay.

Now if only they could make pate safe ...

Bearfrills Tue 02-Jul-13 10:00:04

*wouldn't have an allotment chicken runny egg

EeyoreIsh Tue 02-Jul-13 10:03:07

mmmmm pate envy DH had pate the other day, I was most jealous!

jazzcat28 Tue 02-Jul-13 10:54:59

I only buy supermarket free range eggs which have the red lion stamp so hopefully ok.

Currently addicted to nutella on toast! third slice today

Sprite21 Tue 02-Jul-13 10:56:15

Ladybee I was 9 weeks yesterday, yay! It still feels really slow.
I would agree on waiting on the scan. Besides, it's so much more exciting to see it for the first time when it's fully formed and they really do look like babies in the 12 week scan (well at least I thought so, my friend said it looked like an alien).
Anyone else feeling more relaxed about foods second time around? I was super careful the first pregnancy but now I feel it's all a little overblown and besides I'm really limited on what I can eat anyways.
Sympathies to those of you feeling really sick. I am queasy but have managed not to throw up at all. Still, I miss enjoying my food...

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misskatamari Tue 02-Jul-13 11:25:04

Hey ladies, sorry to hear cherryoats sad news and sorry to hear that sickness seems to be kicking in for more of us.

I didn't feel too horrific yesterday - wasn't sick for a change - but then that just started me worrying "is everything okay?!"

Today I feel awful again and had to actually just take a break from posting to go and be sick (I'm blaming the "runny eggs" imagery lol wink).

I'm off work at the moment thank god as I doctor was really understanding when I spoke to her. I'm a teacher so just couldn't cope - looking after a whole class when feeling like death was bad enough but now I'm puking throughout the day i just couldn't do it. Feel guilty being off but atleast it's nearly end of term so my classes have finished their courses so they aren't falling behind.

I'm still feeling really horrid but resting is definitely helping over all, even though I feel really sick and am alas being sick a fair bit I am coping with it better now I can sleep a bit more and not have to worry about dragging myself through a work day. I say to the other ladies that are feeling this bad, if you can take a bit of time off do. I know people say "it's not an illness" but I'm sorry - if you're vomiting and fatigued and feel dreadful you're ill no matter what the cause. Big hugs to you all x

Shropshiremummy2b Tue 02-Jul-13 11:37:27

I miss full fat, ice cold, straight from the can, coca cola. I know I'm allowed it but due to the caffeine and my ever increasing gut I feel like I shouldn't. Oooooh and I'd use that to wash down the juiciest, blue steak ever with stilton sauce. Mmmmmm.

Hope I haven't just made any of you yak. Sorry if so.

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misskatamari Tue 02-Jul-13 11:55:54

Bleurgh steak! But god I would love to eat some Stilton!

I can't remember how much caffeine is in normal coke but I'm pretty sure it's less than coffee - were "allowed" 200mg a day of caffeine and I think coke is about 60mg. Could be wrong tho. I know that I've had a coffee and a diet coke in a day and its been within the recommended limits. If you want to avoid caffeine could you have another fizzy drink like lemonade or tizer or something (although I'm not sure if that has caffeine it or not) x

misskatamari Tue 02-Jul-13 12:01:44

Plus there's always good old lucozade smile

EeyoreIsh Tue 02-Jul-13 12:25:32

eugh, lucozade, yuck!

my tastes have changed completely, and I'll eat something for days and then suddenly be unable to bear it! I went off chocolate weeks ago, which is most unlike me. I survived on stir frys until late week, now I can eat them. I was then having oven chips and eggs. Until last night when they made me ill.

I can eat salami, toast and peanut butter right now. a healthy balanced diet grin

Bearfrills Tue 02-Jul-13 12:32:39

All I can eat today is goldfish crackers, those cheese flavoured Finz ones from Tesco, but DS has realised we have them and my stocks have suddenly dwindled away to nothing.

Shropshiremummy2b Tue 02-Jul-13 12:33:56

You're allowed 200 mg and a can of coke is 40 mg so go crazy champagne!

Shropshiremummy2b Tue 02-Jul-13 12:42:46

Are we allowed salami eeyorish? If so I could murder some chorizo!!

212VIP Tue 02-Jul-13 12:52:03

Oh my god I feel so shocking today. Feel totally unsafe in charge of two other DC's.
Head spins, sickness, shakes, weakness, utterly awful.
Wasn't like this before.
Am seeing the doctor tomorrow.
It's so hard to feel this rubbish and pretend otherwise.
I feel like I'm going to fall over today sad

Sorry for me post sad

misskatamari Tue 02-Jul-13 12:56:40

Awww 212VIP I feel for you! I can't imagine having kids to look after whilst feeling this rough. I hope the doc can help a bit.

Eeyore I'm the same with food - i completely go off foods without rhyme or reason when they were all could stomach the day before. My diet is ridiculous at the moment - thank god for vitamin tablets!

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EeyoreIsh Tue 02-Jul-13 13:08:23

Yes, as champagne said, the NHS does say it's ok to eat cured meats. Some countries say no because of the listeria risk, so it's your call. I try not to eat too much as it's not the healthiest, but it is a great snack for earlier in the day before I feel too sick.

We can add tuna to the list of foods I now can't eat sad

I'm 9 weeks today so I'm hoping I'll improve on a few weeks....

gnittinggnome Tue 02-Jul-13 13:42:53

misskatamari oooh, now you've got me thinking about Lucozade!

jazzcat28 Tue 02-Jul-13 14:00:35

Exciting post arrived today - booking in appt for 24th July! Excited but that's AGES away.. I'll be 9+3 by then. No mention of scan date but guess it'll be 2-3 weeks after then.

rueyrichardson Tue 02-Jul-13 14:01:04

So luckily I don't have the kind of sick feeling that makes me actually be sick. More the hung over kind that makes me crave carbs and sugary things then salty things and then in the end everything turns my stomach. But still my jeans are tight and I have broken out a larger pair (one size bigger) which are baggy everywhere but the waist. I don't want to obsess with my own weight gain but still want some control. Other than the poor ladies who are obviously losing weight at the mo, does that sound familiar? When does this bloat go away, anyone remember?

tinypolkadot Tue 02-Jul-13 14:42:22

ruey yes! I have been wearing a size above my usual and they have been very tight on my waist and loose everywhere else. I've bought a fab pair of maternity skinny jeans/jeggings from New Look for £15 and they are sooo comfy! (Although I do have to keep yanking them up!)

shopart123 Tue 02-Jul-13 14:50:49

Had early scan today, saw my little bean was the most amazing feeling, everything is ok apart from I have a seperation in the sac which may cause further bleeding but nothing to be concerned about. Dates are spot on! They have told me im not gettin a 12 week scan now so not sure what to do regarding that!!!

laura0007 Tue 02-Jul-13 14:53:44

Shopart did they do the downs screening? My scan next week is too early for that so if I want downs screening I have to have another scan! Wasn't really bothered before but if I get to see baby an extra time it might be worth it! Great news though on your little bean!!smile

misskatamari Tue 02-Jul-13 15:37:15

awww shopart im so glad your scan went well! That's a bit rubbish about the 12 week scan though! sad

I've just had my second acupuncture appointment to try and ease my horrible symptoms and it seems to definitely have helped make me feel less dreadful (thus far anyway). I've got another half hour one on Monday so hopefully it will make a difference too. I definitely have a bit more energy, which helps me deal with feeling rough.

I'm sure i've seen it mentioned on here already but can't remember - is anyone thinking of having a private scan? I didn't really know it was an option until i saw people on here talking about them and now im really tempted. I've found a place nearby which charges £95 - which seems about average. I'm 8 and a half weeks and 12 weeks just seems so far away! I don't really have anything to be worried about but with this being my first im just eager to check that everything is going okay.

tinypolkadot Tue 02-Jul-13 15:41:02

Ah lovely news shopart!

rueyrichardson Tue 02-Jul-13 16:38:29

Phew tiny! Glad someone else is expanding at a similar rate!

rueyrichardson Tue 02-Jul-13 16:44:30

And a lovely relief for you shopart. Did they offer you a nuchal translucency test?

shopart123 Tue 02-Jul-13 17:48:58

They said its too early to offer this and that of I wanted to get the test then it would be between 11.6 and 13 wks so I said I'll be bang on 12 weeks when the scan should take place? She really wasnt up for saying we will get the scan. Unless something happens ie bleed, further pains. So confuzzled!!!

finally popped into gp surgery today (only saw a receptionist) and they gave me a pregnancy pack and a number to call the hospital antenatal clinic. you have your booking in appt and 12w scan at the same time here. a 2 hour appointment! I wont meet my community mw until im at least 16w, maybe 24w? my scan is on 6 aug and I will be 11+ weeks
anyway my surgery gave me a printed leaflet about ante natal appointments with the wrong number on it. it sent me through to gynaecologicaly who, when I said I would like a booking in appointment for my pregnancy, thought I was trying to book a termination shock . I will be having very stern words with my surgery tomorrow as that could seriously upset someone angry

hungry nausea and tiredness have set in today. bang goes the watching what I eat - I want ALL the carbs my eyes can see grin

212VIP Tue 02-Jul-13 18:16:18

Day here crying on the sofa when my husband got in from work.
Literally cannot move with awful waves of nausea.
I don't know how to cope with another 9/10 weeks of this.
sad sad sad

212VIP Tue 02-Jul-13 18:16:39

*sat here, not DAY here.

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Bearfrills Tue 02-Jul-13 18:46:02

Oh 212, lovie sad have a hug. Its awful, I know it is, I'm feeling like death warmed over myself, but it'll pass. It will.

What I've found works for me is relaxing in a warm bath and then straight into bed. The bath helps me chill out and then I go right off to sleep, I've found that the more sleep I have the easier the sickness is to handle. It doesn't ease it, just makes me more able to deal with it.

I've also found eating helps, constantly. I don't feel like eating so I've gotten little goldfish crackers from Tesco, you know the sort that they have on buffets? I keep a pot of those next to me and I suck them one at a time every few minutes, mini Cheddars too and plain Ritz also. It helps to knock it back a bit.

Feeding my two DCs (3yo and 1yo) has been churning my stomach the last few days so they've been getting whatever I can face making. Not brilliant but it's temporary. Yesterday they got flatbread 'pizza' (flour tortilla, tomato puree, some chopped vegetables and ready cooked chicken, grated cheese - oven for five minutes to melt the cheese), today was sweetcorn soup (frozen sweetcorn, frozen peppers, veg stock, simmer for 20mins then blitz with hand blender), tomorrow I'm palming it off onto DH.

Ditch off housework for a little while, I'm sure your DH can run the Hoover over or stick some laundry in or wash the dishes when he gets in from work.

CBeebies or a DVD for the kids, pile under a blanket on the sofa then they're entertained and you can relax a little. I know it feels like a cop out but a few days weeks of TV/DVD days won't permanently damage them, if they're anything like mine they'll think it's their birthday come early grin

Is there anyone who could take them for an hour or two to give you a break? Family, friend, kindly neighbour?

Sassy20 Tue 02-Jul-13 19:00:21

I can (so far ) recommend cheesy pasta - it seems to have gone down ok and stemmed my nausea for a bit. I sympathise with anyone trying to feed other dcs. Luckily my dd gets fed at nursery Monday - Wednesday so only a few days to cope!

Quick question for anyone in the know. Just found out my dd's friend has chicken pox and I was with her last week. I've had chicken pox as has my dd - am I right in thinking there shouldn't be anything to worry about?!

lumpylumps Tue 02-Jul-13 19:08:31

Hi all, please can I join you?? I found out yesterday that i'm 8 weeks with dc3. Crazy mixed emotions right now, one minute ridiculously excited, the next ridiculously terrified about having another baby.

I think I've convinced myself that my symptoms weren't pregnancy related and ignored them and played them down because I did a test that was negative 3 weeks ago. Since the 2 positive ones yesterday I've felt nothing but nausea, stomach cramps and exhaustion.

If this is the 2nd thread already I think I'm going to struggle to catch up on everyone but I hope I soon will!

LovesToBake Tue 02-Jul-13 19:15:17

Really struggling to think of anything that I can face to eat tonight. Someone mentioned oven chips so I've thrown some in the oven but I can smell them now and they're turning my stomach. Very disappointing. Hoping when they're actually cooked, they might seem more appealing. DH suddenly has a lot of evening commitments which is probably no bad thing as my preference is to be in bed by 8:30pm at the moment, not very sociable!

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I'm having a fruit scone for tea grin I'm now going for little and often because I had a big-ish lunch and then felt hungry/sick just 2 hours later so If I want to curb the weight gain and the nausea I think I need to eat less but more often. Should probably have something more nutritious though...
DH has to work away every week until the end of the month so its just me and ds in the week. On the plus side, I am taking advantage and joining him with afternoon naps (when I'm not in work). Could do with DH here though to sort me out some proper food, i just can't be bothered

lumpylumps Tue 02-Jul-13 19:32:37

ha ha! I have 2 ds. ds1 will be 5 on aug 16th, ds2 3 on aug 31st.

I've got an appt with the dr a week todaywhen I'll be 9+3. not sure if I should ring and see about bypassing that and going straight to the MW.

I've had a quick skim through this thread, it sounds like you're having a rough time. I've never actually been sick but have the all day nausea!! and the thought of food. ugh!!!

vix206 Tue 02-Jul-13 19:34:51

Sassy. My MW says nothing to worry about with chicken pox as long as you've had it yourself.

LovesToBake Tue 02-Jul-13 19:35:12

Pettyprudence sounds like an excellent idea to get the naps in when you can. I have resolved to try and nap when my DS naps on my non-work days. I really think sleep helps with the nausea - partly because being asleep is a break from feeling nauseous and partly because I guess the sleep helps your body recover.

I checked my diary from when I was pregnant with DS and the nausea and being sick ties in to within a day of when it started with that pregnancy. Wonder if that means I'm having another boy...

LovesToBake Tue 02-Jul-13 19:43:59

My online food shop arrived this evening with some Mini Twister lollies. I can confirm that they're slipping down a treat - recommend to the sickness sufferers!

Sassy20 Tue 02-Jul-13 19:49:17

Thanks Vix - that's reassuring and backs up what I thought.
I definitely can see a link between the nausea and tiredness. If I get some sleep I feel less nauseous but when it's getting to the end of the day I start feeling totally sick again.

Is it bad that it's not yet 8 and I'm in bed grin I think my dd thought I was joking when I told her Mummy was going to bed as soon as she was in bed!!!

lyndsey90 Tue 02-Jul-13 20:49:50

I've got my booking appointment on thurs 11th, I'll be 8+5!!

lyndsey90 Tue 02-Jul-13 20:51:56

Also. Still don't feel pregnant other than sore boobs! I have increased hunger but I get full faster :/

laura0007 Tue 02-Jul-13 22:32:02

I'm exactly the same Lyndsey!

lyndsey90 Tue 02-Jul-13 22:48:39

laura I'm glad I've not got the morning sickness thing, but thinking that because I haven't my body will not lose any weight during this pregnancy, am just gonna get FAT WAAH!!

Shropshiremummy2b Wed 03-Jul-13 06:38:25

lyndsey and laura I'm going to be mahoooosive with you so panic not. Onwards and outwards!!!! X

Thingymajigs Wed 03-Jul-13 07:02:09

Same here. My jeans are getting a bit snug. Not surprising as I've gone a bit crazy with the carbs. I just feel hungry all of the time. I'm hoping to get a hold of this today now the queasiness seems to have passed. I had got into a habit of eating loads to curb the mild nausea.

sunflowered Wed 03-Jul-13 07:56:36

It's not just my jeans that are tight, my rapidly expanding boobs are making tops and dresses difficult as well sad I'm thinking of asking the midwife to take a point off my bmi at the big booking appointment weigh in to account for my new cleavage!

Bearfrills Wed 03-Jul-13 07:57:29

Carb Central here too, if it's main ingredient is stodge then I want to eat it.

DH had done spaghetti bolognese for me getting home from work last night, the DCs were already fed, bathed and in bed, my nightie was in the tumble drier so it was all soft and warm (it's all glamour round here ... ). I showed my appreciation by being unable to swallow the spaghetti, complaining about the smell of garlic, eating the last of the bread (no sandwiches for work today for him) and then passing out asleep at 9pm.

gnittinggnome Wed 03-Jul-13 08:52:22

bear your DH sounds great! Mine is very supportive, but also a smidge clueless ;-) Would rather have it that way round than not thuogh.

sunflowered I actually went out yesterday and went a bit crazy in various sales, and have acquired a maxi dress and a jersey dress, both of which will accommodate another few inches on the boobs and a bump up to maybe 5-6 months. 70% off, thank gods, but still - I have been on a clothes diet since January, so it felt very decadent.

I've been talking to my own mum a lot recently, and she said that her generation were told to not put on more than a stone (6kg) for their whole pregnancy (in the late 70s). I'm glad I don't have that hanging over me!

212VIP Wed 03-Jul-13 09:28:22

Saw the doctor.
Waiting to hear about emergency scan today.
Suspected ectopic sad

tinypolkadot Wed 03-Jul-13 09:43:21

So sorry to hear that 212VIP I hope you're ok and have got some support around you today? Sending some virtual hugs flowers

Thingymajigs Wed 03-Jul-13 10:25:40

So sorry 212. That must be so scary. I hope the scan appointment comes through quickly.

EeyoreIsh Wed 03-Jul-13 10:35:06

Oh 212VIP sorry to hear your news.

Bearfrills Wed 03-Jul-13 10:58:27

Fingers crossed everything is okay 212

jazzcat28 Wed 03-Jul-13 11:44:42

Thinking of you 212 I hope your scan comes through quickly for you.

bugsyburge Wed 03-Jul-13 11:50:58

hi ladies, not had chance to catch up on the thread yet- thought I'd post first. I had my mw appt yday, is was very brief and form filling for my scan referral... I have a more detailed one on Thursday morning at my house.... she said it would be about 90mins & less rushed.....

anyone else in Solihull by any chance?

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Somanychanges Wed 03-Jul-13 11:53:15

Hope it's just a false alarm 212, thinking of you.

Bearfrills Wed 03-Jul-13 12:16:00

Northumberland, bugsyburge, miles away from Solihull smile

vix206 Wed 03-Jul-13 12:19:09

Thinking of you 212, let us know how you get on.

misskatamari Wed 03-Jul-13 12:24:10

I hope your scan today goes well 212 and that everything is okay. Thinking of you x

Shropshiremummy2b Wed 03-Jul-13 12:35:22

Oh 212 you poor munchkin! Sendin muchos positive vibes.

bugsyburge wish I lived in Solihull, just for the John Lewis!

Champagne why did they suspect? Were you bleeding?

I'm so convinced this is all too good to be true, I barely feel pregnant. I'm just praying i'm one of the lucky ones. I always wanted to be one of those people who gets tummy ache, goes to the loo and out comes a baby (a bit like Sonya on Eastenders back in the day), atleast if I didnt know I was pregnant then I wouldnt have had to spend 8 weeks of my life petrified theres nothing in there.

bugsyburge Wed 03-Jul-13 12:40:30

hope all is ok 212

jazzcat28 Wed 03-Jul-13 13:09:42

shropshire I know how you feel! Keep sticking my tummy out in the vain hope of seeing a small bump (rather than flab)... I'm 6+4 today so I guess it's very early and the dreaded sickness still has time to strike yet.

Did any of you take your DP/DH to your midwife booking in appt? My letter says that I might want to (but didn't state it was compulsory). DH is very excited and has sorted it out with his work so he can come along with me but will we look like loony first time parents?!

EeyoreIsh Wed 03-Jul-13 13:11:28

jazz I took my DH. They asked lots of questions about both of us so it was fine really.

vix206 Wed 03-Jul-13 13:15:38

I took DH to my booking in last time round because I was bleeding and scared. With this pregnancy I went by myself because I wasn't worried about anything. It's fine either way.

laura0007 Wed 03-Jul-13 13:18:16

Hope all goes well 212

I'm feeling so fat and bloated today. Not helped I'm sure by my morning trip to Sainsbos, where instead of a weekly healthy shop, I've come away with white bread, bagels, pasta, cous cous, sparkling water and chocolate. And not much else! Going to be the size of an elephant by Feb!

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Sassy20 Wed 03-Jul-13 13:47:49

Hope everything's ok 212. X

misskatamari Wed 03-Jul-13 14:05:05

It is hard having to wait at this stage hoping that everything is going okay. I've booked in for an early scan next tues just because I want to double check things. I think being off work feeling so rough gives me a bit of time to worry so even though its £95 if it puts my mind at rest it's worth it.
Hopefully anyway! x

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SugarMiceInTheRain Wed 03-Jul-13 14:27:38

Thinking of you 212 and hoping it's a false alarm...

Champagne and misskatamari I am so torn over paying for an early scan. I desperately want some reassurance and am willing to pay for it, and yet I know that an early scan is a guarantee of nothing, as I have had 2 miscarriages after seeing a heartbeat on a scan, so in my case it might just get my hopes up only to dash them later. :-(

I feel so sick today - not been sick yet but constantly queasy. Bought some of those acupressure bands and they are soooo uncomfortable! The straps are made of the most horrible scratchy nylon/velcro and I had to take them off after a couple of hours as they were driving me insane.

Re: booking in appointment. I won't take DH with me. He has to take enough time off work next week due to me swanning off to London from Tues-Sat to catch up with my mum, leaving DH to deal with all the school runs, last week of term insanity etc... grin I just hope I feel well enough to sit through the shows I've booked to see. confused

Thingymajigs Wed 03-Jul-13 14:34:46

champagne, my cm is yellow too. It has been since I fell pregnant and it happened straight away. I assumed it was normal in some women. I have been told I have a few cysts and a hematoma so I should expect blood but I've had nothing but yellow or clear cm.

tinypolkadot Wed 03-Jul-13 14:45:09

Oh dear – I’ve been really suffering at work today, and am feeling disgustingly bloated and sickly.

On my way back from getting a lemon and ginger cup of tea (we’ll see if that works) I could feel the need to release a bit of gas – checked no one was around, tried to let a silent one out and it sounded like a shot gun going off! Just as someone walked around the corner of the building blush


sunflowered Wed 03-Jul-13 14:47:45

Thinking of you 212 - hope you don't have to wait too long to get an answer flowers

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tinypolkadot Wed 03-Jul-13 14:54:14

Lol, certainly isn't Champagne and all I want to do is say 'i'm pregnant you know!' grin

EeyoreIsh Wed 03-Jul-13 14:55:16

gosh, I'm so glad to hear others are having yellow cm too! It's weird!

I feel terribly tired today, but only a little sick. I'm supposed to be working from home but I didn't/couldn't work at all yesterday afternoon and went back to bed this morning! I'm hoping to go into work tmw as I'm feeling a little behind everything.

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I'm with all of you feeling sick at work. This morning I didn't feel quite as grim as recent mornings - managed to get DS to nursery and get myself to work, but to be honest as soon as I got here, I've felt really nauseous and just been lurching from one snack to the next, with varying success. I sit near the canteen and the greasy smell of chips at lunchtime nearly had me vomming at my desk. I just can't work out what I can stomach today and have that grim metallic taste in my mouth all the time. I just want to close my eyes and fast forward to 12 weeks so I can get the reassurance of the scan and be able to tell people. At least then, once it's out in the open, I can be off sick or work from home when I need to, safe in the knowledge that nobody can gossip or complain because I'll have a legit reason (and they can't touch you when you're preggers!) I'm still only 6+4 so it's a long way off!

tinypolkadot Wed 03-Jul-13 15:29:58

I'm with you there lovestobake 12 weeks can't come soon enough. I've felt like telling all today it's been so bad, but will grit my teeth and carry on.

I keep thinking that surely it's obvious, barely a minute goes by when I'm not shoveling something into my mouth!

Champagne not sure if I'm jealous of your Jeremy Kyle watching or not!

I can't focus on much at work, but I suppose it keeps me a little distracted, sometimes.....

S2012 Wed 03-Jul-13 15:38:50

Hello everyone
Newbie joining in – I am 7+3 with my second DC, excited but nervous at the same time. Have told everyone in the family except work (dreading that one).
Having just joined in – will take some time to get to know everyone but hi and congratulations to everyone and feel sorry for the ones who are going to sickness, including myself &#61516;

Just a quick question – has anyone of you had dry cough as it’s the last two days I am constantly coughing and hay fever doesn’t help it’s terrible and I can’t even take any tablets.

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S2012 Wed 03-Jul-13 15:52:55

thank you

S2012 Wed 03-Jul-13 15:55:19

ok here's another dilemma should be talking about babies but my computer aahhhh - everytime I refresh it logges me out of mumsnet what to do???

tinypolkadot Wed 03-Jul-13 16:00:44

grin champagne

Welcome S2012 and congratulations!

I have a question - has anyone dyed their hair yet? Or have any intention of doing so? My roots needed doing when I got my bfp, and now they are extreme and I have a wedding to go to in 10 days!

I had an appointment booked at the hairdresser for next week for an all over colour, but don’t think it’s likely I’ll be getting the colour now.

Are hats back in fashion yet? hmm

EeyoreIsh Wed 03-Jul-13 16:03:28

I had my hair highlighted right at the start. Apparently it's safe, but I'm not sure I'll get my roots redone before a wedding when I'll be 13 weeks.

Ruggle Wed 03-Jul-13 16:23:13

Does anyone else have symptoms that come and go? My boobs have been incredibly sore for the past 4 weeks, but this morning when I woke up they weren't, and I didn't feel my usual morning nausea. Nothing at all really, until I was in the middle of a meeting at work and had to run out to the nearest toilet to throw up. I've only actually thrown up once since becoming pregnant, and then today....but there wasn't much of a warning. I can't complain though. Sounds like some of you have it a lot worse than I do!

Ruggle Wed 03-Jul-13 16:29:33

Oh, and is anyone else NOT taking multivitamins? I was overdosing on fortified cornflakes and I was getting the vile metallic taste in my mouth. Since not eating them it has gone. I have never taken multivitamins in my life and have never been deficient in anything (and I'm a vegetarian)....but i don't want to start taking them now unless I am deficient. I had a blood test today so we shall see...
I eat fruit/veg/salad/cheese/eggs till they're coming out of my ears so I'm not worried about it. I used to eat lentils, but these days I'm having a complete aversion....Just the thought makes me want to vomit!
I know the nurse/midwife will give me a slap on the wrist, but I've done plenty of research and I don't think I need to take anything unless it is actually lacking in my diet.

lumpylumps Wed 03-Jul-13 16:31:10

crikey, this thread moves fast!!! soooo! tired right now and I've done the fatal thing of sitting down!
I still keep thinking its a mistake too! Got another pregnancy test in my pocket so I might just have to do that!
Tinypolkadot I have a hairdresser friend who I asked about hair dye etc. I'm sure it was something to do with the colour not taking properly or not turning out as it should. There's no reason why you can't, I'd just ask your hairdressers opinion. or, if its someone you don't want to know you're pregnant, ring a random hairdresser and ask!

Would anyone mind if I made a suggestion?? At the end of our posts could we put how far we are?? I know we're all around the same but we did it on my old thread and it was quite nice!

8+4 (like that!)

Sassy20 Wed 03-Jul-13 16:36:25

Tiny - I dyed my hair throughout my last pregnancy and dd is absolutely fine. smile

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Ruggle Wed 03-Jul-13 16:40:12

Champagnebubble , snap! I'm 7+6 too.

Ruggle Wed 03-Jul-13 16:42:19

I think if I wasn't a long-term vegetarian (since I was 4, and I'm now 38!), I would probably take multivits if I couldn't eat meat, but I guess it depends what your body is used to. I'm very curious to see what my blood test results say. The nurse was adamant that I'd be lacking vit D and folates.

lyndsey90 Wed 03-Jul-13 16:49:56

Sooo tired!!!!

jazzcat28 Wed 03-Jul-13 16:54:07

ruggle I think the only thing you might want to take is folic acid. My GP said no need for multi-vits only folic acid and make sure I get 10-20 mins of sunshine on exposed skin a day for my vit D.

I have decided to take Pregnacare (only because this is my first and I'm already worrying).

6+4 or 7+0 (depending on GP dates or mine)

tinypolkadot Wed 03-Jul-13 17:01:29

Ruggle mine come and go too – I find when I’m well rested I feel much better and I am constantly monitoring my boobs (trying to give them sly prods when no-ones looking). I wish I felt worse in the morning – and then I could ring in sick, but I always feel worse in the evenings.

Thanks for everyone’s advice about the hair dye, I think I’ll ring the hairdresser and see what they recommend.

15 minutes until I can leave work and slob out on the sofa. Dh is working away for the next two nights, I’ll miss him but at least I won’t have to worry about making dinner or sniffing dinner smells.

9+1 today and still no sign of an appointment letter angry

barebranches Wed 03-Jul-13 17:21:27

DH tells me i have letters at home!!! could this finally be my appointments!!!! fingers crossed!

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I've not had anything yet, I think I'll try and chase it tomorrow. So disheartening not to hear anything, especially when you feel so rubbish!

barebranches Wed 03-Jul-13 18:00:19

aah!!! yes got both appointments and a pack of forms to complete!! grin

im not taking multi vitamins either (and cant even claim to have a particularly good diet right now!).
not sure if dh will come to booking in/scan (all in one appointment round my way). ill ask him tonight. more thinking about what to do with ds? do I drag him along for 2+ hours or fork out for child care? I think I will probably fork out. not sure how you keep a toddler amused for so long!

Somanychanges Wed 03-Jul-13 18:16:44

Hello ladies,
Haven't been on much last two days as just feel ill and didn't have energy to type.

Good news is that since the worst day ever on Monday I managed to eat a few things yesterday, a rice cake, a cracker and some fruit.

Today I have managed a rice cake, 2 crackers and a scone. I feel so dizzy and tired, feel like I need a big wholesome meal. However, the thought of any food makes me heave.

Just made my 2 DC baked potato for dinner as the only thing I could manage. Going to try and have some.


Thisisfreakingmeout Wed 03-Jul-13 18:20:24

I am still on a raging carb rampage. OH is trying to stay trim. We couldn't be more out of synch. When I come home I just want crisps and he is on a protein and salad kick! Booking in is still a week away... Just marking time.


littlestgirlguide Wed 03-Jul-13 18:34:54

Welcome to the newbies :-)
I'm not taking multivitamins either, just folic acid. Normally my diet is pretty good (I have been a slimming world target member for the last year or so, so loads of fruit and veg, no processed stuff, plenty of lean meat and fish and some dairy) but in the last week or two I have got very heavy on the carbs, and I have definitely put on weight. I can feel it around my thighs and bum, as well as belly and boobs.
Anyone else watching wimbledon? I remember being glued to it 4 years ago, my DD was born in June and I spent most of the tennis fortnight on the sofa BF! Ah, memories...

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vix206 Wed 03-Jul-13 18:57:58

I was largely symptom free until this morning. My ibs has massively flared up and in in a lot of pain with it. Plus, because I can't eat due to the pain lower down my nausea has come back. Feeling a bit sorry for myself as its our wedding anniversary today hmm


lumpylumps Wed 03-Jul-13 19:09:46

So I'm getting a bit envy at all this talk of growing boobs, mine are still as small as ever!!!

So who has told real life and who is keeping it till their scan?? I couldn't keep a secret to save my life so am gradually telling people.

mrscookie78 Wed 03-Jul-13 19:26:15

can't believe how fast this thread moves, the other feb thread is very slow. grin
im nearly 9 weeks according to the midwife. I had my booking in appointment yesterday and came back with so many leaflets and little booklets, just have to wait for a text from the hospital now regarding my scan. Im taking pregnacare, the mw's like you to take something with folic acid and vitamin d. I took them with ds1 until I stopped bf. hope everyone feels ok, I have felt awful for nearly two weeks now. I don't remember feeling this bad last time but I guess I could be more selfish and just think about me rather than a 20month old. My friend said to try ginger ale, so think ill try and get some tomorrow but I am finding coke zero helps me feel a little human grin

mrscookie78 Wed 03-Jul-13 19:27:45

Ive told too many people lumpy, most people knew I was trying and its kind of hard to hide how rubbish I feel on the school run. shock

laura0007 Wed 03-Jul-13 19:34:45

I've started telling people gradually too. Only really people I wouldn't mind telling if something went wrong though. Work know (I'm a nanny) and my best friends and family. I'm rubbish with secrets especially when it's something I'm excited about and doing alone! Need all the support I can get.

laura0007 Wed 03-Jul-13 19:36:20

Or 9+3!!! I've forgotten shock

Bearfrills Wed 03-Jul-13 19:43:30

My sickness has definitely gotten worse with each pregnancy! DS was only 16mo when I got pregnant with DD and when I was being sick he used to slam the toilet lid on my head grin

Welcome to all the newbies smile

sunflowered Wed 03-Jul-13 19:52:07

I've told noone apart from dh lumpy. His family have been through a rough time recently and don't want to add to that by getting them all excited and then it not working out. Plus once either of our DMs know the whole world will know! We booked a surprise weekend visit for fil's birthday (they're a flight away) and mil let slip angry

This might be a really stupid question but I know tomorrow is the first week of week 7, so does that make me 6+7 today and 7+1 tomorrow? I keep wondering where 7+0 has gone...


apprenticemamma Wed 03-Jul-13 19:53:14

hello my pukey peeps! bearfrills that's hilarious!!!! I'm a bit nauseous but only er 5 Weeks (sorry for thickness but are u calculating from conception or from last period). I wasn't nauseous last time. Could this be a sign its a girl? ..can anyone who has one of each shed some light on this? not that I'm bothered although a girl would always be a bonus.

vix206 Wed 03-Jul-13 19:54:23

Sunflowered you are 7+0 todaygrin

Other than dh, my dm and dsis I dont think anyone knows? I do want to tell people but I hold myself back in case I have to one day tell them bad news, mostly to avoid awkward conversations. I did almost tell a woman I had never met before at a soft play session but even held back then!

I am going to visit family on 13th July so will probably tell all my in-laws and my grandparents then even though I will still be 3 weeks off my scan date!

I am actually really looking forward to telling my bosses as they will be chuffed to bits (I say bosses, I am technically self employed). They are both in their 50s with grown up kids and totally dote on my ds and I know they will be excited for newborn cuddles! Actually the one with younger children (who I do the most work for) will be a bit peeved as he knows I will take a minimum 6 months off work, if not longer. My other boss, I work from his house and have taken my ds there since he was 2 weeks old so I guess I will just take 2 dc's and do even less work and more tea drinking

I think I am 6+4

lyndsey90 Wed 03-Jul-13 20:02:01

I've only told my manager at work about this pg. Well, my oh too. Finding it so hard not to tell my mum!


Bearfrills Wed 03-Jul-13 20:03:35

I'm counting from last period, adjusted to take into account that I have/had a five week cycle not a four week one, so I'm 6+3 today. I used the calculator on here, I'll see if I can find a link.

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There you go, just enter date of last period and cycle length smile

LittlePandaBear Wed 03-Jul-13 20:06:20

Hello everyone,

Just been catching up on this thread - sad for the bad news and sickness going on sad

I had my booking in appointment today - just nearly an hour of medical history and previous pregnancy questions. Oh and lots of blood taken [wimp emoticon]. Now just have to wait for a scan date and hope it's a day I don't work so that I don't have to lie/tell my boss yet!

I have now told my sister, parents and parents in law so it feels more real. My sister and parents were thrilled, but it was a bit of a let down with my in laws! Obviously they were happy but it didn't seem like such a big deal, I guess it was expected as DD is 2 1/2 now. When I was first pregnant there were tears and big congratulations!

Is anyone else making excuses for any social situations to avoid explaining that you're pregnant? I'm avoiding a works meal out tomorrow evening because it would be expected that I'd have a glass or two of wine, as I usually would, and I'm not telling anyone at work yet. So I've said that DH can't leave work early to pick up DD from childcare so I have to be back early! Don't like missing out on a paid for meal but it's the easiest option!

8+6 smile

fluffandnonsense Wed 03-Jul-13 20:15:27

Can I join in? I'm 9 weeks tomorrow and feel pretty crappy sad Very emotional, can't stop crying and feel like I have flu! sad I had a miscarriage at 14 weeks in April and got pregnant straight after the mc so I'm feeling really wobbly and worried. I had a private scan on Saturday and everything was fine but I've been even worse since. It's like now there's even more to lose! :/

sunflowered Wed 03-Jul-13 20:31:49

Hi fluff and congratulations! You must have been on a bit of a roller coaster the last few months but you're in the right place for some hand holding if you need if while you get through the next few weeks.

Thanks vix. I know technically I'm only half an hour more pregnant than I was in my last post but psychologically 7+0 sounds so much further on than 6+7! With no visible external signs it's really strange to think that there's a raspberry sized bean growing away in there.

7+0 grin

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Bearfrills Wed 03-Jul-13 20:50:39

Hi fluff smile

You're definitely in the right place for hand holding! I can sympathise with how you feel, I had a mmc at 15wks in June 2010 and found it very traumatic. The good news though is that I went on to have my DD - she was conceived on what should have been my due date.

Best of luck for the next 31 weeks, we're all rooting for you smile

Bearfrills Wed 03-Jul-13 20:51:41

Champagne, the local pharmacy gave me half a dozen sample pots for free, I just popped in when I was passing and asked.

apprenticemamma Wed 03-Jul-13 20:57:27

thanks for the info champagnebubble ..not that I have googled anything at all about telling genderhaha! I'm five weeks and seems that ms kicks in around six anyhow.... better be careful what I wish for. Right now I can't stop burping. Avoided the lunchroom today cos my burps are so embarrassing. My colleague popped his head in to be greeted by a massive stinkin eggburp! we are off yo France next week and I cannot wait to chill out and burp freely by the pool. grin

gnittinggnome Wed 03-Jul-13 21:08:31

ruggle hola! re getting enough of everything, I think the main thing will be folates/folic acid - the RDA for pregnancy is 400ug, and whilst beef is really high in folic acid, so are lots of vegetables, oranges, etc. I guess you already know all that, if you've been a veggie all your life, but you will probably hear about folic acid/folates from your MW, so be prepared to show that your diet has enough (if only to get your MW off your back re supplements). There are lots of online calculators - the folate content of spinach is dramatically increased by lightly cooking it, for example, which I didn't know till I did some research. Do you drink milk? Calcium and iodine are also very important, and if you don't drink consume dairy you may struggle to get enough of those, unless you are mainlining tofu and fortified juices/nut milks (I had a cocoa with hazlenut milk this morning, it was delish!). Basically, you could be getting everything you need, but you'd need to be darn careful to include a lot, and if you were vomiting or not otherwise eating enough you may not be getting the nutrients. Just a thought, and it's entirely up to you and your body - as you say, you've practically always been veggie, so maybe your body doesn't need to up it's nutrients the way other people's do.

In other news, I got my scan dates! Booking appt on the 15th, and scans for dating and nuchal test on the 22nd! Woot!

gnittinggnome Wed 03-Jul-13 21:11:23

Hi fluff great news on your scan! I hope you can relax and enjoy it a little bit - I get that it all seems a bit more heavy this time round, but we're all up for being as supportive as possible!

Bearfrills Wed 03-Jul-13 21:12:50

I'm so hungry but can't eat, everything tastes vaguely of fish sad

misskatamari Wed 03-Jul-13 22:08:12

Wow I can't keep up with things on my phone app - will need to get the laptop on tomorrow!

Ugh I thought I was starting to feel better but no! Been feeling so so sick today! Thank god I haven't been sick today which is a nice change but bleurgh sometimes I think the feeling sick is worse sad some days I manage to cope with it all okay but some (like now) I find it such a struggle. Is anyone else just finding it hard to cope with just constantly feeling dreadful?! Just hope I can get some good sleep tonight and not wake up in the night feeling sick. Roll on twelve weeks!

Sorry for the moaning ladies I'm just feeling rough and sorry for myself today I think!

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Shropshiremummy2b Wed 03-Jul-13 23:08:03

Oh crap. I'm having my highlights done, nails and pedicure, hd brows and false lashes on Friday. Am I already a terrible mother before I've begun???!!!!!

Just for you lumpylumps 9 weeks 3 days!!! (Which, p.s., I'm so smug about, I'm rarely in the lead for anything!) (although, p.p.s, I've probably jinxed it now and you'll all have babies and il just be waddling round with fat ankles hating you all)

Ladybee Thu 04-Jul-13 05:32:50

Well, I've had bad news today. My weekly scan showed that my baby grew the right amount this week (I'm 9+2) but the heart has stopped beating. I'm so upset, after getting this far and doing all the injections and other meds, I thought I was in with a good chance. Guess it goes to show how much of a miracle my 2 successful pregnancies were. I think this is probably the end of the road for me, no DC3 after all. Good luck ladies, hope your journeys are smooth and happy.

Shropshiremummy2b Thu 04-Jul-13 06:25:11

Noooooo labybee, you poor poor thing. Xxx

Thingymajigs Thu 04-Jul-13 06:39:55

Oh no. sad I'm so so sorry ladybee.

EeyoreIsh Thu 04-Jul-13 06:56:38

Oh I'm really sorry to hear that ladybee. Take care of yourself.

rueyrichardson Thu 04-Jul-13 07:12:21

Hugs to you, Ladybee

misskatamari Thu 04-Jul-13 07:12:47

Ladybee I'm so sorry, such sad news. Take care of yourself xxx

tinypolkadot Thu 04-Jul-13 07:32:46

So sorry ladybee flowers

Sassy20 Thu 04-Jul-13 07:35:03

So sorry to hear that Ladybee - give your two dcs big hugs and let them and dh look after you. X

vix206 Thu 04-Jul-13 07:38:11

Ladybee I'm so sorry to hear your news.

Champagne, I always have used FMU for all samples.

vix206 Thu 04-Jul-13 07:41:40

Ruggle I'm also a vegetarian (as is DH and little DS) and midwives have always been extremely positive about it. I think as long as you aren't a 'chips and cheese' vegetarian (which you clearly aren't) and you eat a balanced and varied diet, you are absolutely every bit as healthy as a meat eater.

sunflowered Thu 04-Jul-13 07:53:44

Thinking of you ladybee - so sorry to hear your news flowers

SugarMiceInTheRain Thu 04-Jul-13 08:41:08

So sorry to hear your sad news ladybee. My heart goes out to you. Be gentle on yourself x

Pops78 Thu 04-Jul-13 09:07:08

So sorry to hear your news Ladybee, thinking of you.

I am still only 5+6 and def feeling the queasiness but recall it really hitting after 6 weeks last time. Tiny I so hear you on wind I am getting it bad at the mo. So paranoid at the mo of every little thing, don't know how much longer I can hold back on getting an early scan but we are off to Ireland on 26th to visit PIL's so if I get there then best to do it close to then as I bet we can't hide it from them. I haven't told loads of people but have a few which is bitter sweet as they are happy full of congrats but when I explain how early I am understandably more reserved about it. The hardest person is my 3.4 yr dd who constantly goes on about wanting me to have a baby in my tummy, its so cute and I just want to say 'I do' but know its too early to risk with her.

LovesToBake Thu 04-Jul-13 10:20:14

Bearfrills thanks so much for that calculator link - it pushes me forward by two days because of my shorter than average cycles! That has made me very happy. Hoping the midwife at my booking in appointment will take that into account too.

So that makes me 7+0 today, very happy!

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So sorry Ladybee x

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laura0007 Thu 04-Jul-13 14:10:52

So sorry ladybee.

Do you have to use fmu for the samples or is it just preferred? Otherwise I'm going to have pee in a tube in my handbag all day at work before my scan at 3.50 next Thursday! Gross...


Bearfrills Thu 04-Jul-13 14:14:49

I think it's whatever is most convenient. When I had DS and went onto consultant led care they liked the samples to be done fresh at the actual appointment, when you book in at the desk they gave you a cup, you peed, handed it in to the nurse and then waited to be called in.

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Ruggle Thu 04-Jul-13 14:37:39

Vix206, not chips'n'cheese....but more like cheese'n'cheese.... I used to live on pasta and pizza and cheese, but now it's cheese, salad, fruit...and an occasional bar of chocolate. I've just had cottage cheese, a bag of salad leaves, a tub of chargrilled artichoke (not sure that's healthy, chargrilled, dripping in oil and full of salt but it was very yum, and so far it has stayed down!)
Oh, and a punnet of raspberries.
I'm stuffed....

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misskatamari Thu 04-Jul-13 15:42:31

have you managed to see your doctor yet champagne?

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SugarMiceInTheRain Thu 04-Jul-13 16:56:22

Urgh.... the constant low level nausea is getting me down. It never lets up. I try to still eat through it (though the past week it has been at least lunchtime before I get hungry enough to attempt to force something down.) For some reason today I fancied a McDonald's (my guilty pleasure) but when I ate it, it was disgusting. Got halfway through a cheeseburger before gagging sad

lumpylumps Thu 04-Jul-13 17:37:20

I work in a GP surgery, You want to see the things people use for wee samples!! Its even better for samples of the other variety. Just think along the lines of a toilet roll cardboard bit and kitchen roll!!!!!
Your surgery should give you a sample pot too if you ask.

I'm useless at keeping quiet so pretty much everyone knows about me! I had to tell work and I don't see why they (some of who I hardly know or like) get to know and my close family and friends don't.

Champagne glad you're feeling better! I can't imagine what its like to be really sick!

tinypolkadot Thu 04-Jul-13 18:09:28

Someone please tell me that I'll actually want to eat food with flavour again?

Bread and butter for dinner, yum.

Actually I've just been to Asda and saw a toddler in a push chair with her eyebrow pierced! shock

littlestgirlguide Thu 04-Jul-13 18:21:24

Tinypolkadot. Tell me that's a joke? Surely that would class as abuse?!! shock

I think I've discovered how to handle my symptoms - don't get tired and eat small things, preferably cold, every half hour. Working well so far... I wonder how it will be when I get back to work on Monday, doing my public-facing, no-food-or-drink-at your-desk 8.30-5 with no break. Two more weeks and my new diary starts - with the luxury of a proper lunch break!

I've been thinking about the dates they gave me at my scan- do you think when they said 5 weeks they meant from conception? (7 weeks since last period)? Or 5 weeks since conception? If it was 5 weeks since conception that would be right.


Bearfrills Thu 04-Jul-13 18:29:05

I'm not sure littlest, I'd love to know the answer though.

Went shopping this morning and managed to throw up. When I wasn't throwing up I was leaning against walls, mannequins, DDs pushchair. I forced myself to eat some popcorn while walking around and managed a tiny bit of lunch - my first meal since yesterday lunchtime. Sat at work all afternoon feeling shaky and sick, my manager majorly pissed me off by trying to pressure me into doing a job I'm no longer permitted to do while I'm pregnant. Managed to eat some fruit pastilles and drank some Fanta. I felt hungry while waiting for the bus so bought a cheese pasty from Greggs and scoffed the whole thing! It was delicious, like mana from heaven smile

Am now back to not eating though as the very thought of tea is churning my stomach again.

tinypolkadot Thu 04-Jul-13 18:29:12

No joke, it could have been a fake one? I was trying to hang about and get a proper look, but people were talking to them.

I've been eating every half hour too, but it makes me feel so bloated and uncomfortable.

9+2 and still no letter sad

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If it was mixed in with cm it could be irritation bleeding from the cervix or even an infection. Try not to worry, spotting doesn't always equal badness, call the MW tomorrow and see what she thinks x

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EeyoreIsh Thu 04-Jul-13 19:03:12

champagne I've had the teeny bits of blood every now and again too. I put it down to sightly more sensitive insides, a bit of cervical erosion.

I managed to make it into with today, woohoo! I survived the 4 hours of commuting without puking smile I'm now tucked up in bed though, and can't face dinner. But hey, I put on a good show for my team, and actually got some work done.

EeyoreIsh Thu 04-Jul-13 19:03:28

oooh, and I'm now 9+2

Bearfrills Thu 04-Jul-13 19:05:26

I had a cervical erosion once, which isn't at all what it sounds like, the cervix isn't eroding. It's basically a patch of irritated cells on the surface of the cervix and they can bleed completely at random. Sometimes pregnancy hormones can trigger an erosion. It's not dangerous and in most cases goes away on its own (mine did) but the tiniest things can set off the bleeding. The strands you described sound a lot like an erosion to me.

Good luck for your booking in tomorrow, exciting! Got mine next Wednesday when I'll be 7+3

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misskatamari Thu 04-Jul-13 19:23:26

sorry to hear so many others are now enjoying the dreaded nausea! I totally get where you're coming from sugarmice the relentlessness of it is really hard to cope with!

I haven't been too bad today but feel really rough now. Fighting the urge to be sick as I really don't wanna puke up my tea. Is anyone else struggling to sleep at night? I usually manage to fall asleep okay but then wake up about 4am feeling gross and sick and can't get back to sleep even though i'm really tired.

Champagne i'd probably try the pasta jar for the sample - might be quite tricky to manage with a bottle!

Oooh i just realised today it's my wedding anniversary in 3 weeks and it coincides with 12 weeks (I'm 8+6 today) - I reaaally hope i feel better by then as it would be amazing to be able to go out for a nice meal and actually look nice for a change. At the moment i'm just a big sicky blob on the sofa moaning to my poor husband about how gross i feel lol!

vix206 Thu 04-Jul-13 19:37:17

Champagne, really silly question but there's no chance it was a strand of cotton or anything is it? Sometimes if you wear red pants or even red pyjamas strands or fluff come loose and they can look very like streaks of blood. Like I say, silly question but thought it worth an ask!

I'm 10+4 and mostly nausea free for the past week or so but have the gnawing hunger still....

TeaAddict235 Thu 04-Jul-13 19:39:27

oh ladies, I've been away at my PILs, and am so sorry to read all of the sad messages, including Ladybee. My condolences go out to you all. So sorry.

On our way back from the airport yesterday, I made DH stop at two MacDonalds until we were able to be served the Big Mac. They don't serve it before 10:30am apparently. So by the third one on at the service station on the way home, we waited for 40 mins until 10:30am.

Did I mention that I was nearly basically vegetarian?? Well not anymore. I've never had a big mac, and Praise the Lord, it was heavenly. DH was shocked. I was blush embarrassed.

My body does not want kale, fish, chickpeas, or lovely kidney beans, it wants MEAT! I can't believe it. DH is chuffed that he'll be getting more meat than that at work from the canteen. I feel soo ashamed.

over and out


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rueyrichardson Thu 04-Jul-13 19:45:25

Haha Teaaddict, too funny. I was absolutely the same with my last pregnancy, craved meat constantly and my DS is still a little carnivore to this day! I on the other and, went straight back to fish and veggies/pulses as soon as he arrivedsmile

rueyrichardson Thu 04-Jul-13 19:48:13

Champagne, with your dates could your cm issue maybe be a bit of breakthrough bleeding? Might correspond with when you would have welcomed AF.

vix206 Thu 04-Jul-13 19:51:16

Champagne I'm sure it's nothing to worry about, try not to fret. Easier said than done I know....

vix206 Thu 04-Jul-13 19:52:08

As ruey rightly says, 8 weeks is perfect time for a spot of breakthrough bleeding.

lyndsey90 Thu 04-Jul-13 20:21:51

My hips at the back ache like buggery today. Peeing for England too!!

vix206 Thu 04-Jul-13 20:24:37

Lyndsey mine do too. For me it's linked with my IBS so I'm trying to drink more water (which makes me pee EVEN more!!!)

lyndsey90 Thu 04-Jul-13 20:27:54

I'm at work at the min, constantly drinking water, bit stupid really. When I'm bored, I drink, now I just can't hold it. Hoping the work mates don't notice lol d

Tinkerbellefairy Thu 04-Jul-13 21:28:26

Hello ladies.

So sorry to see sad news sad

I have a quick question- have had lots of general twinges which have worried me anyway as a first timer but yesterday sneezed in bed in morning and had this sudden pain in where I guess my left ovary must be- literally a yelp out loud pain. It did lessen quite quickly but still had very noticeable pain there yesterday eve and has been on/ off today. Should I be worried? Just starting to panic now as felt very nauseous at 6weeks with wretching but not actually sick and the most awful diahorrea ever and those symptoms have completely gone apart from mild nausea now and then. Very grateful not to feel rubbish as I know lots of you ladies are suffering but this makes me feel a little nervous too.


Bearfrills Thu 04-Jul-13 21:34:09

I can sometimes hurt myself sneezing, like a pulled muscle almost, hormones can make you more prone to muscle and ligament injury too. I'd maybe speak to your MW about it though? For reassurance if nothing else.

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Tinkerbellefairy Thu 04-Jul-13 21:41:02

Well had an early scan at 5+3 and she checked my ovaries and said all was fine. Have booking in appointment on mon so will check with mw just worried something may have gone wrong as been feeling loads better recently

laura0007 Thu 04-Jul-13 21:51:30

I'm 9+4 tinkerbelle and I honestly wouldn't know I was pregnant. My symptoms have completely disappeared except taking my bra off at night causes my boobs to feel like they are filled with bricks. But that's it. So you're not the only symptomless one! Don't worry I'm sure everything is fine. Think positive smile

littlestgirlguide Thu 04-Jul-13 21:53:05

My husband is sitting here with a lovely bottle of Rioja. I can almost taste it!

misskatamari Thu 04-Jul-13 21:59:53

I hope it's nothing to worry about tinkerbellefairy - it is so hard not to worry yourself at every twinge. I think our hormones are loosening up ligaments and stuff though so like bearfills said hopefully it's just that.

Very jealous of the ladies whose symptoms are easing - but its also good to know. I'm 9 weeks tomorrow so hopefully might start to feel better soon smile

laura0007 Thu 04-Jul-13 22:11:54

Ooh littlest! Everyone I speak too says they went off wine as soon as they were pregnant. I have definitely not gone off it. Went out for dinner with my friends the other night and every time they weren't looking I had a big sniff of their wine grin would it be totally bad to have a little sneaky glass on Saturday seeing as its my birthday? Won't give the baby hiccups or a hangover will I?blush

gnittinggnome Thu 04-Jul-13 22:50:08

laura I've been taking sneaky sips from my DH's wine/beer, except when he gets pear cider, which he knows I don't like. A mouthful here and there will barely register in your bloodstream/liver, so my thoughts are that a taste won't harm either of us, but that's a taste, not half a bottle...

It's also great for DH, as we're not keeping booze in the house any more, so he's drinking less and losing a little weight himself, so it's all good ;-)

apprenticemamma Thu 04-Jul-13 23:16:34

Laura was just saying on the other thread how had a tough day and was so tempted for pinot grigio. dh and I like ships in the night so we sat down together nice meal watched breaking bad and yes a v wee glass of wine spritzer. Considered it thrapeutic. Going to France next week , the land of mussels soft cheese and wine so I plan a wee tiny Spritzer every couple days should be ok (but staying away from mussels and brie sad )

Thisisfreakingmeout Thu 04-Jul-13 23:30:08

I thought seafood is ok as long as its cooked properly? Isn't it good for lots of minerals we need too?

apprenticemamma Thu 04-Jul-13 23:39:36

hmmmmm thought shellfish was out though...in saying this I'm now going have to Google it and gen up on what we ought to be avoiding. (And no doubt French pregnant ladies eat and drink as they wish!)

apprenticemamma Thu 04-Jul-13 23:43:06

freaking apparently as long as well cooked but I guess it's a risk in my head still esp in first trimester..I might sneak one off dh plate though.

apprenticemamma Thu 04-Jul-13 23:46:05

hmmm Dr Google is also permitting the odd morsel of brie here n there.....smile

Bearfrills Fri 05-Jul-13 06:39:09

Cooked seafood is fine, even sushi is fine as other has to adhere to hygiene controls such as rapid freezing to kill bacteria.

vix206 Fri 05-Jul-13 06:55:33

Tinkerbelle what you've described does sound like normal ligament pains. I get them too if I move suddenly or if I cough/sneeze in an awkward position. I'm sure it's nothing to worry about smile

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lyndsey90 Fri 05-Jul-13 07:26:55

I feel like I'm showing already... I'm finding myself rummaging through my wardrobe to find anything that feel.remotely comfortable in. Don't want anyone else to see what I think I can see! Not yet!


Thisisfreakingmeout Fri 05-Jul-13 07:34:58

lyndsey I'm the same. I'm beginning to think I dress like a hussy normally, my clothes are too tight!

Bearfrills Fri 05-Jul-13 07:41:33

I'm going to buy some sickness bands today - £2.90 at Wilkinsons if anyone is interested.

tinypolkadot Fri 05-Jul-13 07:43:55

Just had a bit of brown cm when I wiped confused worried.

I haven't even had a bloody midwife appointment yet - who can I talk to?

Bearfrills Fri 05-Jul-13 07:55:29

Your GP tiny, they'll be able to direct you.

How far are you again? It's common to get a little bit of spotting around about when your period would have been due, it sometimes takes AF a few cycles to realise it's not needed anymore!

Pops78 Fri 05-Jul-13 08:04:28

Hi tiny, might be nothing but if you want reassurance is there an early pregnancy unit at your local hospital. You can call and see if you can get an early scan maybe I did that at 6+4 last time when I was freaking.

tinypolkadot Fri 05-Jul-13 08:07:54

Thanks guys, hubby is taking me to the hospital.

V scared. I'm 9 + 3 today

vix206 Fri 05-Jul-13 08:09:06

Good luck tiny. Keep us posted x

Sassy20 Fri 05-Jul-13 08:26:20

Tiny - try not to worry. I had early bleeding with first pregnancy and epu told me its quite common so doesn't always mean something bad. Hope all is ok. X

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Thingymajigs Fri 05-Jul-13 09:34:05

Hope everything is ok tiny. x

gnittinggnome Fri 05-Jul-13 09:34:10

tiny hope it goes well and you get the all-clear x

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tinypolkadot Fri 05-Jul-13 10:26:40

We've just got back. I've got a scan on Monday morning. I guess it's just a case of sitting the weekend out now.

I really hope it is nothing, but can't help feeling that something is wrong.

Thanks for all your supportive messages smile

Somanychanges Fri 05-Jul-13 10:35:28

tiny hope all is ok.

littlestgirlguide Fri 05-Jul-13 11:09:09

Hope its ok Tiny! As everyone else has said a bit of early bleeding is very often absolutely fine.

Had a text reminder of my booking in appt on Sunday this morning. As if I would forget! I've not been asked to vein a sample; I guess they'll ask me for a fresh one there and then. Do you think if I ask her, she'll try and find a heartbeat for me? If I'm 9+3, they should be able to hear it with a Doppler thing shouldn't they?

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misskatamari Fri 05-Jul-13 11:14:01

Tiny, i hope everything is okay, try not to worry (I know its hard not to). Get lots of rest this weekend.

champagne I haven't thought about any of that kind of stuff yet either - at the moment i'm just focusing on getting through each day feeling grotty so I figure those things can wait.

Off the top of my head I think i'd be most interested in birth centre or hospital (maybe a water birth although i don't know much about them). Also I would hope to be able to breast feed as I know it has lots of benefits to baby and is less of a faff than bottle feeding (if you manage to get on with it). My friend who is about to have her second really struggled with breast feeding first time round and found a real lack of support in how to do it so ended up bottle feeding, but she has read loads about it since and is now really confident in it, so I will probably borrow some books and try and prepare properly for it as I know it can be really hard at first which can be why a lot of women give up with it.

vix206 Fri 05-Jul-13 11:28:52

littlest they usually refuse to use a doppler until (I think) the 16 week appointment so I don't think she will agree to listen for heartbeat at your appointment sad

My midwife was banging on at me about how breastfeeding is so important but was being really negative saying 'I know ladies don't like it but it really is best for baby, try and do it for 3 months etc.' I laughed and said 'I breastfed DS for 2 years!' and she gave me a look of sheer horror. Not what I'd expect from a midwife!!

EeyoreIsh Fri 05-Jul-13 11:30:14

tiny I hope everything is ok. I know it's easier said than done, but try not to worry as a little bit of brief blood is quite normal.

champagne I got asked the same questions at my booking in appointment, made more complicated by my local hospital closing its maternity ward angry I hadn't thought it through either, we're just waiting to get to 12 weeks! When I pushed back the midwife said I didn't actually need to decide until 38 weeks.

I'm feeling fine this morning. I'm hoping that's because I'm moving 9+3 and things should settle down. or maybe it's because I spent all of yesterday evening in bed sleeping!

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misskatamari Fri 05-Jul-13 11:40:44

its crazy how much there is to consider isn't it. My friend bought me a really good book about pregnancy which i had a brief look in when i first found out but now im just spending my days sitting on sofa feeling sorry for myself also Champagne. Decision making can wait! lol

Vix that's so funny about your midwife - guess you just can't please some people hey!

jazzcat28 Fri 05-Jul-13 11:42:27

Hope all is ok for you tiny

I'm off to visit family this weekend. Already being promised a boozy bbq in the sunshine tonight. No idea how I'm gonna get away without drinking whatsoever so might just sip a glass of wine very slowly and complain of one of my heat-related migraines to get out of it...

I am shocked they've asked some of those questions already champagne! I think I'm going for birthing centre/hospital. Not brave enough to go for home birth. I'm such a neat freak and know i'd stress more about blood/fluids on my sheets/towels/carpets than is completely necessary!

Also I'd like to give bf a go, but I'm not totally anti-bottles if it doesn't work out.

littlest - the mw wont usually usd a doppler until at least 16weeks and even then they sometimes cant find the heartbeat. my mw wouldn't use one until after my 20w scan last time as not finding the hb can cause unnecessary worry.

champagne - the mw asks you about birthing choices and bf-ing to get you thinking but no need to make decisions yet. did she tell you about birthing centres etc.. that are options for you?

im planning on another home birth using hypnobirthing and bf-ing again (best had as a trained breastfeeding peer supporter grin ). to anyone worried about breastfeeding, if you struggle a lot or a little, get help! our healthboard have people who will come out to your house and help you everyday if needs be, plus lots of breastfeeding clinics (I used them ALL shock ). im not as woo as I sound grin honest.

gnittinggnome Fri 05-Jul-13 11:48:54

I've been told which hospital I will give birth in - on my booking appointment letter! So that's me told then, I guess.

I would choose to breastfeed, if at all possible, but aim to go in with both eyes open and do as much prep as possible. It sounds weird, prepping for breastfeeding, but there are classes and all sorts available, much further down the line, so my thoughts are the more I know the better able I will be to get on with it. Which has pretty much summed up my attitude to this first pregnancy! Not planning anything definite till after my scans though...

misskatamari Fri 05-Jul-13 11:52:18

That's good to know there is so much breast feeding help around prettyprudence. It seems that often (and this is just from what i know from my friends who have had kids) that they are often really encouraged to breast feed but then aren't prepared for how difficult it can be. I know my best friend really struggled with it with her first and instead of giving her much guidance she was just encouraged to bottle feed instead (she did mixed feeding for a while). I'm definitely going to find out in advance where i can get help if needed as i think i would prefer to breast feed.

Have you done hypnobirthing before? If so did you go to a class or get cds? I've bought a pack of 4 pregnancy and birthing cds from amazon (Maggie Howell ones) as i'm hoping it will help me prepare for labour etc (and maybe make coping with pregnancy a bit easier). I must start listening to the pregnancy one more as i've only listened a couple of times thus far. It does seem like a lovely way to ease some of the scariness of giving birth!

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lyndsey90 Fri 05-Jul-13 12:42:23

Fuck sake. Fed up. Midwife cancelled my booking. I've got to re book it on Monday. Grrrrr.

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SugarMiceInTheRain Fri 05-Jul-13 12:47:58

Just had my booking in appointment. Lovely MW, said I could give birth wherever I liked - could name a hospital hundreds of miles away if I wanted! Opted for one of the local ones though grin She also said I could have a VBAC if I want (even though I am quite happy having another CS) She took blood and urine samples, she was absolutely lovely throughout and then she said 'Would you like me to see if I can get you an early scan?' Ummm....yes please! smile (Due to having 3 consecutive miscarriages) So I have a scan at the EPU booked for Tuesday at 8.30am!

MW today didn't ask me about breastfeeding. I will BF DC3 as I managed with DS1 &2. IME you have to be quite determined to breastfeed as it can be hard to get started - lots of hospital staff wanted to shove a bottle at me at the first sign of difficulty, but you do get the odd MW who really knows her stuff and can help you with positioning advice etc. Most of them, however, have not breastfed a baby themselves and some of the advice I had was a little hmm

Somanychanges Fri 05-Jul-13 14:07:44

Sugarmice I am with you on determination being the key if you want to bf. I grew up in a family of woman, everyone breastfed that was just the way. So I knew it was what I wanted. With my first DC I had to be induced and she was prem. she was so sleepy she found it difficult to feed. They said I should give her a bottle because her blood sugar was so low. I said no way! So I had to express and cup feed her for the first few days until she started to wake up enough to latch on.

It wasn't easy as most know who breast feed, the first month is hard as nipples can bleed and blister you find yourself wincing every time it's feeding time. But it pays off eventually and before you know it you are whipping out your boob anywhere and everywhere grin

I think my body is craving a good meal. I have such a nutritious diet usually. How long can one survive on white bread, lukazade and hoolahoops? I mean white bread? I have never eaten white bread before. But even picturing wholemeal bread makes me want to boke confused

I can't believe I have so long to go until the 2nd trimester hoping it goes quickly.

Thingymajigs Fri 05-Jul-13 14:27:33

Must be the day for midwife appointments. I had mine this morning too at 9 weeks exactly.
It was just boring paperwork and I gave her a urine sample, which she seemed oddly happy about.
I told her about my bad experience at a hospital and the happier experience at a midwifery unit with ds2 and she seemed to want me to go there again or have a home birth. I still can't decide so she said I could think about it for a few more weeks. Didn't mention feeding options but I'll probably breastfeed for 18 months same as I did with ds2. I couldn't breastfeed ds1 due to breast infections, tongue tie and post natal depression. I don't view either way as right or wrong its just what's best for each family.
My tummy is expanding. I'm wearing a floaty top today because my extra pudginess is noticable. My boss knows and kept looking at my tummy area so I've probably drawn more attention to the area with an empire top. I've got to stop eating so much bread. blush
I hope the weekend goes quickly for you tiny.

Somanychanges Fri 05-Jul-13 15:00:21

[thingy] I have started wearing floatier looser tops too. I have no bump as am too early. But I have stopped holding my tummy in so I all of a sudden look pregnant fat. I keep thinking people are going to ask me.

I cannot wait for my midwife appointment as I just want to know when my scan is.

I am praying I don't get obstetric cholestasis this time around as I really don't want to be high risk, induced and attached to monitors.

I would really love love love a water birth. This is going to be our 3rd and last baby so I really want to enjoy the birth experience more.

Elednor Fri 05-Jul-13 15:44:31

Hi everyone!

This is only my second MN post so be gentle with me grin I've been semi-following this thread as my due date is February 14th!

... However, as of last night, I found out I'm expecting twins! I saw two little heartbeats (one of them is hanging upside down like a bat grin)

I guess I should be hanging around in the January thread, but as my sonographer said multiples are riskier and I'm not out of the woods yet, I'll hang out with the Feb crew!

Anyone else found out if they're expecting multiples? smile Bit of a shock for us, some massive changes are going to have to be made!

EeyoreIsh Fri 05-Jul-13 15:59:25

oh wow elednor, congratulations! is this your first pregnancy?

I would love twins, especially as it took us ages to conceive this one. But my early scan showed just the one.

I hope you have a smooth pregnancy!
I don't know where, but somewhere on mumsnet the mothers of multiples hang out.

EeyoreIsh Fri 05-Jul-13 16:07:53

I found out where... If you go to 'being a parent', then there's a topic called 'multiple births'. you're welcome here too, of course smile

Elednor Fri 05-Jul-13 16:40:59

Just found it EeyoreIsh, thankyou!

I have an older DD, just turned 4 smile Actually terrified with how I'll cope with two babies at once though!

misskatamari Fri 05-Jul-13 16:47:09

Wow Elednor that's excellent news! I imagine the thought of twins is quite daunting but its very exciting. I hope your pregnancy goes well x

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littlestgirlguide Fri 05-Jul-13 17:11:10

Wow Elednor, congratulations! I am a twin, we are fab :-) do you know yet if they will be identical or not? I'm not an identical twin, but even when I tell people that I have a twin brother, it's still the first thing they ask.

sunflowered Fri 05-Jul-13 17:22:19

Congratulations elednor and welcome! I don't think there are any other multiples from scans so far but it's still early days. Hope you're not suffering too much from the dreaded sickness.

I asked dh what he'd do if we found out our bean is actually two beans (history of twins in both our families so it's not out of the question) - his response was just to pull a shock face. He finds the idea of a singleton quite scary as it is.

Thingymajigs Fri 05-Jul-13 17:28:43

Oh congrats on the twins! That's so exciting.
somanychanges What were your other labours like? The more I think about it the more I'm pushing towards another natural birth at the midwifery unit. I'd always thought I might try an epidural if I had a third but I seem to be sticking with what I know. The midwife spent ages filling up the birthing pool for me with ds2 only for me to jump in and out saying "nooo, not for me!" I definitely needed dry land but I know loads of women benefit from the water.

Somanychanges Fri 05-Jul-13 17:49:35

Conratulations Elednor how exciting. I used to be a nanny a long time ago and looked after 2 lots of twins (seperate families) I loved it. Oviously it's easier being the nanny than the mum but I had the girls from 5 months and looked after them quite a lot. Definitely the challenges were bath times and feeding times but they were so cute and I thought it was fantastic. I was actually heavily pregnant with my fist DC when I finished working for them. You should have seen people's faces as I walked down the street I was 21 (looked much younger) and had a big baby bump and twins.

Thingy my labours were ok I suppose. I definitely prefer giving birth to being pregnant. My first labour lasted over 3 days as I was induced at 35 weeks and she just didn't want to come out. I was told I should have an epidural as there was a high chance I would end up with c section due to my condition and risk of hemoraging. I had the epidural and when they told me I had 1 hour to give birth or they were taking me for a section a pushed like never before and out she came.

Similar for my son, induced early and epedural. It was frustrating though being wired up and not just feeling free. grin thingy at your water birth experience.

I feel like I would just like to do it without the intervention, I know it is silly but I really want that movie moment where my waters break and I scream "ooh my waters just broke, I am in labour". Obviously I know it doesn't happen like that but I would like to go into labour naturally. The plus side though is that I get to give birth to smaller babies and meet them sooner, plus less stretch marks wink

Elednor Fri 05-Jul-13 18:17:35

Thanks everyone for the congratulations smile

No idea if they're ID twins yet - the sonographer was a bit concerned as they may be MCMA twins - she did a transvaginal and ultrasound and was struggling to find a membrane separating them. It's early days though, and the chances are they find a membrane there at 12 weeks but holding on for another 4 weeks to have a scan is really hard - I'm thinking about paying for another one at 10 weeks, but they're flipping expensive at £99 a pop!

No morning sickness (yet), barely any tiredness ... just aches and pains really! It's terrifying carrying twins tbh, I'm looking forward to having two amazing babies but it was made clear yesterday that I'm not on the home straight at all with twins sad

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Somanychanges Fri 05-Jul-13 18:59:21

That's exactly how I felt with my other pregnancies champagne I swore I would never have another baby. grin now I am on number 3

I wish I could tell you it got better for me quickly but I was in hospital by 8 weeks on a drip. My sickness lasted until about 4/5 months but I had HG.

I am praying that I get it easier this time as if I get that sick again then there is no way I can care for my 2 DC.

Have you taken the cyclizine yet champagne? That does help I might be getting some of that soon if this gets worse. I hope you don't get any worse and hope it eases up soon.

Did you buy the sea bands? I do feel for you it's a horrible feeling, like an ongoing sickness bug. I just keep imagining my newborn and how happy I will be, it is worth it when the baby comes.

AhoyMcCoy Fri 05-Jul-13 19:06:01

Got my booking in appt today too! I'll be 10 weeks exactly then, so a bit later than some other areas by the looks of things. After a week of constant vomming up everything, I haven't been sick at all the last two days- so nice! Still feel naseous in the mornings, but no actual vomit, so I'm pleased with that!

Elednor- twins! How exciting for you! Have you told your other DC yet?!


Elednor Fri 05-Jul-13 19:14:11

AhoyMcCoy DD and SD both know we're having a baby, but no idea it's twins! I think we'll keep it from them for a while longer, they are only 4 and 6 so wouldn't want to explain it if things went wrong.

I can echo the sickness bands btw, my 30 week pregnant friend said they have been brilliant for her smile

Somanychanges Fri 05-Jul-13 19:28:10

I have just started having pain in my ovary area, is that normal?

Maybe I have cysts? I actually had this pain for a few months before conception during my periods but never got to the bottom of it.

Ruggle Fri 05-Jul-13 19:33:06

Champagnebubble have you tried eating fruit? I have lots of aversions, and even food that I feel happy eating at the time seems to suddenly want to say hello again within seconds, but I haven't had this problem with fruit...and so far today I've eaten half a punnet of grapes, a whole punnet of strawberries (!!), an avocado, a small bag of lettuce, and one Babybel cheese. Can't face anything else. I am having a serious aversion to "thinking about" food though, as I feel like vomiting just from typing what I've been eating!

lumpylumps Fri 05-Jul-13 19:58:20

Tinkerbelle I get the cramps like you described. Its how I knew I was pregnant with ds2 and this one. I only ever get them in the early stages of pregnancy!

I'm contemplating a water birth too. Ds1 ended up being a ventouse delivery and I had a retained placenta but ds2 was easy. No problems at all. I'm a worrier tho and don't know if I'd be able to relax properly knowing emergency help is a good 20 minutes away!

Tiny hope everythings ok.

I'm bigger already. I'm going to a wedding in 3 weeks and the dress I was going to wear is already too small! I know you're supposed to get bigger with each pregnancy but this is ridiculous!


Bearfrills Fri 05-Jul-13 20:01:32

Hormones are definitely in full swing, I got weepy watching a motivational video at work! The shame! blush

It was when the voiceover started talking about how 'we' (the hospital) delivered over 6,500 babies in 2011 and the video at that time was of all these newborn babies. I got teary-eyed because DD was one of those 6,500 babies and this baby will be one of the 7,000+ expected in 2014. I was so happy and proud and completely arsingly hormonal.

Thank goodness I was at the back of the lecture theatre and could discretely wipe my eyes without anyone seeing!

LovesToBake Fri 05-Jul-13 20:06:52

I am with so many of you in the food stakes. Can only face white bread toasted, crisps and apples, but they have to be really cold, straight from the fridge. Fizzy water seems to be good, but it does mental amounts of fizzing on my tongue, nothing like normal, which makes me wonder if there is some sort of chemical change in your mouth with pregnancy that gives that vile taste all the time.

I had another horrible retching session this morning but then felt weirdly brighter immediately afterwards. I also had a little nap this afternoon when my DS had his nap and I'm trying to be in bed by 8:30pm which I really think is helping. My sickness was far worse by this stage with my first pregnancy and the only thing I'm doing differently is trying to get as much sleep as I possible can.

Haven't had my booking in appointment yet but just wanted to agree with others about breastfeeding - I had lots of issues at the beginning due to an undiagnosed tongue tie which was later snipped and horrendous oversupply issues, plus nasty damage to one nipple, but I ended up breastfeeding my son to 10.5 months and it was totally worth it. I did make use of the breastfeeding clinics locally but think it was all a bit too late (by this time the tongue tie had done its damage) so the only thing I always say to pregnant friends, is make sure the midwives check the baby for tongue tie as soon as it's born. If there's an issue, they can snip it then and there and all should go smoothly. It's surprisingly common. Also, if you battle with oversupply, I would recommend not going crazy with a breast pump just to relieve pressure and stock up the freezer - I wish I'd had better advice on that at the time as it just exacerbated the problem. Basically, for something that is so natural, it takes a while to get the hang of it, so I would recommend getting all the help you can at the beginning from professionals.

LovesToBake Fri 05-Jul-13 20:09:46

Oh, and I'm hoping for another water birth at the hospital like last time.


GuineaPigMum Fri 05-Jul-13 20:10:07

For all you first time mums wondering about Breastfeeding, I would highly recommend The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding. It's a great read and I wish I had read it in preparation for DS1. And now I'm 8 weeks with number 2, gah!!!

GuineaPigMum Fri 05-Jul-13 20:11:21

Anyone else finding it difficult to keep hydrated? I know how important it is to drink lots, but I've totally gone off tea and drinking water makes me boak hmm

Shropshiremummy2b Fri 05-Jul-13 20:32:32

Twins?! Dead jeal!!! Congrats.

What the heck are we all going to be like when One Born Every Minute returns?! I cry normally at it so what will I be like preggers!

laura0007 Fri 05-Jul-13 20:35:27

I don't know if ill be able to watch it. The thought of childbirth freaks me out enough without thinking about me actually having to do it in feb!

misskatamari Fri 05-Jul-13 20:40:20

Awww champagne sorry you are struggling so much today. It really is the most awful feeling, i really feel for you!

Have you thought of trying acupuncture? I still feel pretty rough but definitely finding it easier to cope since my sessions, and i have more energy. Also try to get as much sleep as you can - i find that seems to help. I know its hard when you feel so wretched.

When i'm having a bad day about the only things that help are sleeping, or sometimes reading in a warm bath (although sometimes this does just make me feel sick!).

Food wise i'm finding crisps are my best friend. Not good for me but they stop me from feeling as sick and don't seem to come back up.

Awww bearfrills i'm sure I would have been welling up at the video too, it sounds very cute!

Guineapigmum thanks for the advice on the book - I definitely wanna do lots of reading about it before hand so that i'm fully prepared smile. Have you thought of ice lollies to help with hydration? or sugar free squash? I found a few weeks ago i was soooooo thristy ALL THE TIME and could not drink enough. Apparently its because the amniotic fluid replaces itself every few hours or something, eeeek.

misskatamari Fri 05-Jul-13 20:41:19

i've never watched OBEM however i did record the last series - haven't been brave enough to watch it yet!

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misskatamari Fri 05-Jul-13 20:55:10

I definitely find if i sleep in a bit i feel loads better. Are you still working from home? I keep my sea bands on constantly and even sleep in them. Don't know if they are helping but not willing to risk it and take em off lol!

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I watched OBEM before I was pg with ds but never since. There is too much pressure on the show to have an angle on every birth - from the few episodes I have seen, I have yet to see a woman giving birth without a fuss. I'm not saying child birth is hunky dory but one of the things I took from hypnobirthing is to remove yourself from negative stories and influences. In my mind I was totally cool, calm and collected during child birth and not dangling over my bed imagining a big fat epidural and wailing grin

I cry EVERY time they give birth on 16 and Pregnant though on MTV grin

Today I remembered, on my 10th trip to the loo, that I spent the entire first and third trimester pissing. I was confused about why I kept getting up in the night for the last 2 weeks and was annoyed it was interrupting my sleep angry At least I know it will pass.... briefly

littlestgirlguide Fri 05-Jul-13 21:11:22

Just ate a huge plate of mixed lettuce and balsamic dressing. Nothin else. Absolutely amazing, best thing I've eaten in years. Odd but I am only enjoying cold, crunchy, preferably vinigary things... Thinking about opening the jar of picked beet root I've got in the fridge!

I managed to breast feed DD for two weeks. I had no idea it was going to be as hard as it was, I went to classes before she was born and did a fair bit of reading but I was still taken by surprise. She fed every hour and a half for the first week and I was like a zombie. Then my nipples started to crack and bleed, they were honestly as bad as labour every time I fed DD. it was awful. After 10 days I went to the local clinic and cried, and all I got was a patronising woman who said, "nobody said it would be easy, love" and sent me home. By day 14 I was at breaking point and sent DH to buy bottles and milk and never looked back - DD turned from a wailing banshee into a happy smiley baby overnight, or so it seemed. I fed on demand at first which settled by itself into every 4 hours, and everyone was happy. I am happy that I managed the first two weeks for the clostrum (sp?) and I am planning to try again. But I won't be beating myself up (or taking any notice of the breast is best bullies) if it doesn't work out.

As for birth plans - hospital all the way!

misskatamari Fri 05-Jul-13 21:20:47

That's what I would hope from hypnobirthing pettyprudence - anything that would help me relax a bit would be a godsend as birth is very daunting!

Awww champagne if you're still feeling awful can you not go to your docs and see if they can sign you off? I know it sucks to be off but if you're ill, you're ill. You need to look after yourself at the moment. Big hugs, just try to believe it will pass (hopefully soon!). I know its hard, when i'm feeling really bad it's like I can't even remember feeling normal as its been weeeeeks of feeling constantly shit, but surely soon things will improve! x

Bearfrills Fri 05-Jul-13 21:30:15

Snap littlest smile

I had abnormally low amniotic fluid last time, plus DD was a missed breech (the fluid thing was missed too) with the cord around her legs and the remainder of the cord was lying coiled directly on top of my cervix. I was in early labour and it could have been very serious, as it was they did a scan and picked it all up so off to theatre went for an EMCS. This time will hopefully be a VBAC but before I make my final decision I want a scan at around 36wks to check position because I have no faith at all in someone feeling my bump - last time they told me DD was head down and fully engaged! Hopefully I'll get an understanding consultant who will do the scan to put my mind at rest.

I'm undecided on breastfeeding. DS was bottle, DD was breast then mixed then bottle. I'm just going to do whichever fits in with us all when the time comes.

misskatamari Fri 05-Jul-13 21:39:41

I think that's totally the best approach ladies. It's crazy how many people seem to be sooo obsessed with other people breast feeding and seem to try to make anyone who doesn't feel like they are doing something terrible for their child. Ridiculous! You've got to do what's best for you and baby so that you both can be healthy and happy smile

GuineaPigMum Fri 05-Jul-13 22:12:21

With most parenting issues, including breastfeeding, I found the best strategy was to talk to experienced mums, especially those in my local NCT. They gave me much better advice than most health professionals I spoke to. The midwives in hospital were hopeless with bf, I wish I'd known to take what they said with a pinch of salt. Also useful is finding some mums who have babies just a couple of months older than yours... If its your first baby they will be an invaluable source of knowledge and you can see a couple of months ahead what 'phase' your baby might be going through grin

Will try the ice lolly suggestion tomorrow, by the looks of it it's going to be hot hot hot smile

Shropshiremummy2b Fri 05-Jul-13 22:31:55

Just saw my mummy who exclaimed "look how big your arse is getting!"! I was horrified until she told me that that's where we're storing the fat to make breast milk. So if I find bf will I have a giant ass for the rest of my life?!!! That's reason enough x

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vix206 Fri 05-Jul-13 22:59:18

Champagne - we all do it (the questioning) but honestly, you will be fine. It will probably seem easy after this particularly hard start for you. I'm sure you'll start feeling better soon. Just focus on 1 day at a time and get as much rest as possible. Poor you feeling so sick sad I've got off very lightly again with my nausea which only strikes if I'm hungry.

sunflowered Fri 05-Jul-13 23:29:14

There was a discussion on our local radio this week about this - saying that the patronising/judging approach is putting pressure on women that makes them think they've done something wrong if they don't breast feed until dc are on their way to infant school. But if the 'support' isn't supportive then it's no wonder many women stop. It shouldn't be down to luck of the draw whether or not you get someone who'll listen to you instead of being rude or off hand.

I'd like to bf but am a little worried it won't go well as I've always thought I've got inverted nipples. Dr google was no help when i looked for info though - too many boob sites mixed in with the useful ones shock

vix206 Sat 06-Jul-13 06:31:14

Sunflowered, definitely speak to your midwife about that as there are lots of things you can do to help breastfeeding with inverted nipples.

Thingymajigs Sat 06-Jul-13 09:29:47

I have struggled with severe bloating for weeks but have woken up feeling so much better this morning. It took a lot of prunes and avoiding solid food for a while but my tummy is looking a lot better. I looked 5 months pregnant yesterday. So I'd recommend a day off carbs, eating prunes, probiotics, loads of water and lots of belly rubbing if you're also suffering. I need to avoid food for as long as possible today to help my system catch up. I do so desperately want to eat pizza with everyone else later though. envy
Hope everyone has a good weekend and enjoys the weather. smile

Thingymajigs Sat 06-Jul-13 09:31:56

sunflowered I had inverted nipples too but the feeding helped to correct them. I think I remember them adjusting during pregnancy actually.

vix206 Sat 06-Jul-13 13:44:29

Thingymajigs I can imagine feeding would sort inverted nipples out grin

misskatamari Sat 06-Jul-13 13:59:52

Awww Thingymajigs I'm 9+1 today too grin

Started the day puking up my brekkie (nice) but I feel a bit less horrid now and managed to nip out to have my eye brows threaded. Being swung around in the chair was NOT pleasant but i feel better now that i'm not an eyebrow beast after feeling too wretched to even look at my face for the past few weeks!

Knackered now tho so I think an afternoon of resting is in order.

Champagne - I'm sure the wine emoticon snuck itself in as a nice reminder that in 32+4 you will get to enjoy having a lovely new baby AND a well deserved celebratory glass!

barebranches Sat 06-Jul-13 14:46:01

aaaahhj massive E cup boobs!!!! that is all.

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misskatamari Sat 06-Jul-13 15:41:43

Lol! Mine are already that big - I dread to think how ginormous they are gonna end up! At least we all have lovely maternity bras to look forward to smile

lyndsey90 Sat 06-Jul-13 16:10:52

Omg. It's so hot. Chilling outside waiting for my OH to finish. Lapping up the sun for alf hour!

I'm looking fat now. Lack of ms has done ne no favours. All outward from here. I'm super self consious!!!

lyndsey90 Sat 06-Jul-13 16:11:13

8 weeks btw.

laura0007 Sat 06-Jul-13 16:56:02

I'm laid in the garden in my bikini and lack of morning sickness has done me no favours either! I look about 20 weeks pregnant! hmm

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LovesToBake Sat 06-Jul-13 17:07:50

I swear extra sleep is helping with my morning sickness this time round. We had a busy morning visiting family in London and by the time we got home, DS needed a nap so I put him to bed and then climbed into my bed - had a good 90 min snooze and think I can push through to bedtime now (albeit an 8.30p, bedtime!)

Champagne I feel so bad for you, my sickness was definitely worse with first pregnancy (although looking back I wonder if getting lots more rest would have eased it - I just carried on regardless with work, busy evening social commitments etc) and there is nothing so debilitating. Really hope it eases for you soon. I think in your position I would seriously consider getting the doctor to sign you off work for a couple of weeks.

misskatamari Sat 06-Jul-13 17:13:43

Stay home Champagne - we can do daily "what's happening on Jeremy Kyle" updates lol!

Bearfrills Sat 06-Jul-13 17:49:15

DH was working today so to make up for him doing absolutely everything this last week I chucked tea in the slowcooker this morning - bacon, carrots, onion, potato, turnip, sweet potato, lentils, stock - under the vague assumption that we'd have soup.

It worked, I pureed it and I've just eaten two whole bowl fulls! Aside from the Greggs pasty on Thursday it's the only meal I've genuinely enjoyed for the last fortnight, I don't know it's because it's fairly smooth or if it's the simple flavours or what but it's gone down easily and stayed down. Happy days!


misskatamari Sat 06-Jul-13 18:11:44

that's such a good idea bearfrills! I'm glad you've managed to eat something smile. I might try and make my mums lentil soup this week - its yummy, simple and i guess a good protein source seeing as i'm off most meat at the moment!

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fluffandnonsense Sun 07-Jul-13 04:00:47

Anyone else find that their OH's just don't 'get it?' I'm absolutely shattered, feel hormonal, can't stop crying and to top it all I have a raging bed chest sad Hence me posting at nearly 4am as I can't stop coughing. My (D)H is driving me insane! He just doesn't seem to understand it or sympathise with how rubbish I'm feeling. Just looks at me like I'm being miserable for the fun of it. He never asks how I'm feeling or even offers to take the load off. We have 2 other kids 4 and 2 and I'm finding them utterly exhausting. I've had them all week and was looking forward to a break today but no he needs to piss about in the garden so I've been stuck in all day feeling miserable with 2 bored kids. I feel too ill to just take a jaunt to the park but does he give a crap??? No of course not! He's just stomped round the house all day and barely spoken to me.

As I put before we lost a baby in April so I'm feeling particularly sensitive and anxious but he just doesn't seem bothered at all. Keeps telling me to stop looking at the negatives.

When I had my early scan last week he was away all day at an event, I text him to tell him how it went and he did text back but he really didn't seem that bothered. When he came home he was very excited to talk about the event and what happened and how great it was and never asked about the rollercoaster of emotions I'd experienced that day. When I questioned him he admitted he'd hardly thought about it all day. I'm still hurting from this comment really sad

Why do men have to be such insensitive arseholes??

fluffandnonsense Sun 07-Jul-13 04:09:52

Oh and those who struggled with Breastfeeding or want to Breastfeed I highly recommend getting in touch with your local Le Leche League. They were by far the best support when I was struggling with my daughter. I only managed 3 weeks with my son and was devastated but managed 14 months with my daughter after much support and visits from my local LLL lady. Everyone else (Breastfeeding support workers included) said her latch was fine when clearly my shredded nipples were saying differently! LLL lady showed me how to latch her more effectively and from then on it started to get better grin

rueyrichardson Sun 07-Jul-13 07:09:38

Poor you Fluff, rubbish to be awake in the night when you need to look after your DC today. Hope you can get some rest and watch the tennis with your feet up. I wanted to send some positive thoughts, I'm finding that the nausea and generally feeling yuck symptoms are subsiding and I actually feel like I might fancy fresh veg and simple protein (and not just chips).


Sassy20 Sun 07-Jul-13 07:32:07

Champagne - I really feel for you. All I can say is that in my experience at 14 weeks it got a lot better so much so that I was eating chocolate again when hadn't touched the stuff those first weeks! grinI really would get signed off and take some time to rest and hopefully feel a bit better.

Fluff - I sympathise. While my dh isn't that bad he has his moments. Have you tried sitting him down and telling him how you feel. I did and its been a lot better. With two dcs to look after you need the support and help - he has to play his part or you're going to end up really ill and exhausted. Tell him - otherwise tell your midwife and I bet she'll have no qualms at telling him! grinHope things improve for you.

Bearfrills Sun 07-Jul-13 07:49:08

I agree fluff, lay it out for him and be honest about what you need from him. DH was a little like this when I first got pregnant with DD, I ended up having a one-sided screaming row with him (me screaming, him not) and it turned out that a lot of his issues were to do with my previous pregnancy, which I lost at 15wks, he felt like he didn't want to be pleased about the new pregnancy because it meant he had to be glad about the mc (without which there'd have been no new pregnancy) and he didn't want to get too attached or excited in case it happened again. Disconnecting and being an arsewas his way of dealing with it all.

misskatamari Sun 07-Jul-13 09:26:58

Awwww fluff I feel for you. It's bad enough feeling rubbish without DH not being the most supportive. I definitely agree you need to talk to him about it it you will just feel worse.

Champagne, I know what you mean about work people. I spoke to my friend yesterday who knows why I'm off and she said this other woman had been trying to find out and had even asked if I was pregnant. People are just nosy alas. I just wanna be like "fuck off - why is it your business what is wrong with me!" I'm sure people are gossiping and wondering why I'm not in, but I'm just trying not to think about it and rest as much as I can. I hope your doc is sympathetic. I'm sure they will be, you're feeling dreadful and you just can't work when you are that ill. I hope you feel a bit better today. I'm gonna attempt some breakfast now and hope I don't have a repeat of yesterday's seeing it again smile x

misskatamari Sun 07-Jul-13 09:28:09

And yaaaaaay I finally realised how to "flip this thread" on my phone app so I don't have to scroll down for ten mins anymore to find the bottom lol! That'll teach me not to read anything but the top thing in looking at!

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misskatamari Sun 07-Jul-13 10:28:32

Glad you're feeling a little bit better. It's good that hubby is looking after you. Try not to feel guilty, you can't help how you're feeling and I'm sure he knows how much you wish you felt better to be able to do fun things. It's rubbish isn't it - I had no idea that early pregnancy was this horrendous! One day at a time and well be at 12 weeks before we know it feeling fantastic!

Thingymajigs Sun 07-Jul-13 10:29:07

He sounds so unsupportive fluff. I can understand laziness to some extent and avoiding helping if he can get away with it but to not show interest in the scan is odd behaviour. I'd try and talk it through with him to see if something is bugging him.
I am very lucky that I have a very supportive partner but even he couldn't get too excited by the first scan. I'm not sure what he was expecting but it obviously wasn't a blob on a screen. It takes a while for it to feel real for men so maybe he just needs time. Hope you manage to talk it through.

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Thingymajigs Sun 07-Jul-13 11:21:03

Does anyone have any idea as to what I can eat at a Thai buffet? Its a family birthday meal today (15 family members going) but only my mum and step dad know I'm pregnant. I've tried googling and it says to avoid everything including rice and meat. I think I will look very rude if I don't eat something.

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Thingymajigs Sun 07-Jul-13 11:30:33

Yes I thought I would just eat veg dishes as I prefer them anyway. The advice about rice threw me a bit though. Hopefully everyone is too busy worrying about what they are choosing to notice my plate anyway.
Thanks champagne. I'm still eating nuts too, I love them.

littlestgirlguide Sun 07-Jul-13 11:46:08

Hello all. Glad you are feeling a bit better Champagne, think positive!

I've had my booking in appt thIs morning. Had a lovely midwife who says I might have to r on the consultant led ward because of an unknown allergic reaction last year (very scary, anaphylactic shock, blue lights!) and because of high downs risk last time. She has agreed my dates and says she will bring my scan forward by a couple of weeks so I am happy now. No breast feeding bullying and planning to give birth in the MW led unit if possible like last time, but she will have to wait till tomorrow when the ward clerk is there to give me new dates and so on.

misskatamari Sun 07-Jul-13 12:04:58

Awwww I'm glad your app went well littlest grin

Thingy I haven't heard anything about avoiding rice or meat. Is that in general or more because its at a buffet?

vix206 Sun 07-Jul-13 12:14:06

Reheated rice is well known to be high risk of food poisoning and I guess buffet meat would be the same. I think anything kept warm at a buffet is a bit risky to be honest confused worst food poisoning I ever had was from eating a 'kept warm' mushroom and roasted veg panini at Geneva airport. Had to miss my flight home and spent 2 miserable days alone in a hotel room with D&V hmm

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Thingymajigs Sun 07-Jul-13 12:16:24

Hi miss, glad your appointment went well. Yes its just for buffets because the food might have been reheated or sitting for a long time. Rice isn't supposed to be reheated but I've done it all my life with no problems.

Thingymajigs Sun 07-Jul-13 12:20:13

Sorry, I'm mixing everyone up. Glad the appointment went well littlest.