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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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tinypolkadot Wed 03-Jul-13 17:43:29

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