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February 2014 (take 3)

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Champagnebubble Wed 17-Jul-13 17:17:14

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Champagnebubble Wed 17-Jul-13 17:19:27

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tinypolkadot Wed 17-Jul-13 17:21:21

I'm AB- and really should give blood. Been too scared of the blood tests but I guess they are done now I'm pregnant!

tinypolkadot Wed 17-Jul-13 17:21:51

Thanks for the new thread champagne

LittlePandaBear Wed 17-Jul-13 17:26:40

Hi Champagne and everyone - just marking my place on the new thread!

I have no idea what blood type I am, despite enough of it being taken from me during my last pregnancy. I just can't remember!

I have my scan next Thurs 25th, when I think I'll be 12 weeks exactly. I'm also nervous that there will just be pizza in there blush and I've imagined the whole thing. I'm still not sure if I'm still bloated or if my bump really is starting to form. Either way, my trousers are all pretty tight but I've loathe to dig out my old maternity clothes just yet!

I'm lucky that I haven't been sick but am just extra exhausted and grumpy with my 2 year old - I seem to have lost patience whenever she has a whinge and acts like a baby. She'll have to be the grown up one soon! I won't tell her though until much later in the pregnancy as it's too long to wait for her.

Exciting that it's scan time for most of us over the next few weeks, and then hopefully we'll all be glowing in the next trimester...

Sending happy and healthy pregnancy vibes but unfortunately no wine

LittlePandaBear Wed 17-Jul-13 17:27:06

Oh, 10 +6

EeyoreIsh Wed 17-Jul-13 17:39:45

Well done on starting the new thread grin

laura0007 Wed 17-Jul-13 18:02:02

Ooh new thread already! We are a chatty lot. Champagne we are blood twins...at least I know where to come if I ever need a transfusion! I have my next scan on the 2nd August (as was too early for NT last time) and it feels ages away till I can see the little kidney bean again!

vix206 Wed 17-Jul-13 18:10:23

Marking place xx

littlestgirlguide Wed 17-Jul-13 18:16:24

Marking my place on the shiny new thread!

heidihole Wed 17-Jul-13 18:20:07

New thread! littlepanda I'm exactly the same. Got my scan in 2 weeks time and so worried that there will be nothing in there except chocolate!

I've been pretty sick, and when not sick I've been nauseous 99% of the time for the last few days. I had gained 3lb from eating constantly to stave off the sickness. Lost it again now from being too sick to eat much!

Last time I was pregnant everyone said "oh you'll be better by 12 weeks"...my arse it went on till at least 16 sad

10w + 0

barebranches Wed 17-Jul-13 18:32:41

hey all
checking in!
first midwife appointment tomorrow. also, got smear test reminder through today. can i do that??? do i have to wait till after baby?

Sassy20 Wed 17-Jul-13 18:42:59

Little panda - I'm glad it's not just me who's being a grumpy Mummy. I'm so tired today. I actually nearly fell asleep at my desk in the middle of a busy office! I left 30 mins early so didn't have to deal with rush hour smile

amicusapple Wed 17-Jul-13 19:10:50

Thanks for all the positive reassurance on the take 2 thread. Was beginning to feel like I was some sort of freak with no symptoms.

Have however been suffering from extremely itchy arms since I got home from holiday???

Only got a matter of hours until I get the evidence I need that there is actually a wee baby in there. Looking forward to all the scan stories over the next few weeks smile

bugsyburge Wed 17-Jul-13 19:16:22

hey all, just checking in
barebranches I think you have to wait til a few months after the birth but check with mw

LovesToBake Wed 17-Jul-13 19:17:14

Wow, another new thread! Barebranches I'm pretty sure they won't do a smear test now you're pregnant as it's too risky. They'll want to do it afterwards.

I feel I have nothing to say here other than constant chat about puking and nausea so I think I'll just lurk for a bit! Can't think of a single thing I can face to eat this evening so might try and force down some cereal in a bit just to keep things ticking over.

ldt87 Wed 17-Jul-13 19:21:54

Hey everyone, got a bit lost on the last thread so checking in here. I'm 11+1 and my scan is next Monday. Seems like it's taken an age to come around but not long now.

I'm absolutely exhausted! Can't decide if it's still the pregnancy or the heat at the moment. How is everyone? Xx

CubanoHabana Wed 17-Jul-13 19:31:15

Marking place...

bare I am overdue for my smear, as kept thinking I might be pregnant so didn't want to book it! Mw says it can't be done until after baby is born but not to forget!

EeyoreIsh Wed 17-Jul-13 19:34:35

I've just ended up calling 111 because my tummy cramps returned! I'm such a pregnant worrier! Anyway, I'm now resting and drinking lots of fluids in the hope that helps.

Normally I would shrug off a bit of tummy pain and ride it out, but when there's a baby growing nearby it seems that much scarier. Anyway, the nhs nurse was lovely and have me a long list of things I need to actually worry about.

I feel really anti social as we have someone staying with us and the last three evenings I've hid in my bedroom. He doesn't know I'm pregnant, so probably is worried he'll catch a bug from me!

Blimey you lot have been chatty!

Another O- here. I had an anti-d injection with ds at 28 weeks (in my arm) and then they took blood from the umbilical cord at birth to check his blood type (also O-). If he'd been + i would have had to go to hospital within 72 hours of the birth for another anti-d. I don't know if they just automatically give it as hospital at the birth? I couldn't have anti-d at home for some reason (but I could have bloods taken and pethidine had I wanted it? confused). Maybe that's why they don't test the dp's - because they need to test the babies at birth anyway?

I had an awful/lovely weekend at home with my parents. Awful because I came down with ds's bug and was vomiting for 12 hours straight (my upmost sympathy to those with hg - I was nearly crying after a day and I at least knew it should be over in 24 hours!) but it was still lovely as I had my mum looking after me and running around after ds. I felt very spoilt. Missed my friends wedding party though sad

I told some more family/friends this weekend, but still none of the inlaws. My boss jokingly asked if I was vomming because I was pregnant, I said yes and then lied and said No because I wasn't really listening to him blush. Ah well he can find out after 6th August.

homebyninethirty Wed 17-Jul-13 20:23:20

Hey everyone! I got a bit lost in the last thread too but I'm back - 9+1! amicus so glad it's not just me with the lack of symptoms...I was feeling so worried about it all the other day, especially as it feels like ages to wait until my scan date...
I'm in NZ (originally from the UK) and our maternity system is slightly different. You can choose to receive care either from an independent midwife or a hospital midwifery team but either way it is free. I had my booking appointment way back in week 5...got my next appointment one week today!

rueyrichardson Wed 17-Jul-13 20:41:32

I'm O- too, I recall a similar experience ref anti D to that, which prudence describes, except I had the shot at 72 hours too.

amicusapple Wed 17-Jul-13 22:45:27

O- too! That's a lot of universal donors! Hope you're all giving blood (after baby of course) wink

Champagnebubble Wed 17-Jul-13 22:54:57

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Shardlake Thu 18-Jul-13 04:57:36

Hi everyone, I'd like to join too please! I'm 9 weeks pregnant today, due 20 Feb. Had an early scan this time last week to check what was happening as I'd had a little bleeding, but everything looks ok. Hope everyone is feeling ok.
Homeby930, I'm in NZ too, I think the midwife system over here is really great. I've booked in with the same midwife I had for my daughter (who will be 2 in August), it's been lovely to see her again.
Congratulations everyone! flowers

vix206 Thu 18-Jul-13 06:46:31

Morning everybody. I'm sorry so many of you are feeling so poorly hmm

I am feeling no symptoms at all still other than occasional rampant hunger and severe back pain sometimes. I'm also dreaming a lot that I've started bleeding which is horrible.

But my good news is that I've started feeling little flutterings grin it's very early but they do say you get it earlier with your second. No mistaking it and its so lovely smile

I hope everybody has a good day, I have to take DS to play group graduation (yes seriously!!) and then clean my house ready for visitors arriving for the weekend tomorrow. This is not the weather for hoovering and steam mopping!!!

Thingymajigs Thu 18-Jul-13 07:08:26

I really hope this sickness settles for everyone by next trimester. I had no idea how bad it could be for some women.
I am becoming desperate to tell my sons. They are 13 and nearly 10 so this will be a huge age gap but ds2 in particular has always wanted a baby sister (preferably.) He will be so excited. He's currently cuddled up to me, still very much my baby, as he has a fever at the moment. Still 13 days until the scan though.
Oh little flutterings already vix! How sweet. smile I can't wait until I'm at that stage.
Hello to all the new February bumpers.

misskatamari Thu 18-Jul-13 07:16:01

Wow Vix that's so brilliant about starting to feel things grin

I've still no idea what blood type I am but look forward to finding out at 16 week appointment as I've always wanted to know! I've always been too scared to give blood after an awful experience trying to have a blood test when I had glandular fever as a teenager but Ive had no problems with it the last two times Ive had them taken so will be adding it to my post pregnancy to do list smile

In terms of smears my mw asked if I'm due one at booking in (turns out I am as a letter arrived a few days later). At the time I couldn't remember but said I probably am so they made a note of it on my pregnancy notes.

Sorry to hear so many are still feeling rough - it's so up and down isn't it! Some days I feel like I'm nearly okay and then ill be projectile vomming and running to make the loo!

Hoping today is a better day as hubby have me a £15 debenhams voucher he got from O2 and I'm hoping to have a quick trip into town to try and buy a new top or maybe some jeans that will actually do up! My belly is definitely expanding - although that could be down to the amount of crisps I'm eating to stave off nausea!

Has anyone started taking weekly bump pics? I really want to but haven't had the energy to make myself look presentable enough to want to haven image preserved on film yet lol! Maybe ill start at 12 weeks when I will hopefully feel better and rediscover make up and styling my hair/wearing clothes other than elasticated pj type things!

misskatamari Thu 18-Jul-13 07:17:06

Oooooh 10+6 too smile

vix206 Thu 18-Jul-13 07:33:47

I got some lovely things in the JoJo sale. 2 pairs of maternity jeans £10 each and a lovely dress. All for cooler weather because that's when I will be big!

Middy75 Thu 18-Jul-13 08:09:46

Finally feel as if I can contribute now! Long story but involves on off bleeding, 3 trips to EPU and scans. First two scans only saw a gestational sac and as I work in maternity I really was expecting bad news but after an agonising 12 day wait for my last appointment it seems I have grown a blob now 9+0 (although I'm sure it's more like 8+3 at most as was using OPK's) with a flicker of a heartbeat :-) I was so shocked it was like having a positive test again and took a while to sink in. Booking done yesterday and dating scan booked for 14th August. It's all beginning to seem very real now!

sunflowered Thu 18-Jul-13 08:20:34

middy that's great news - you must have been through a pretty stressful couple of weeks. fingers crossed everything goes smoothly from here smile

i'm o+ and seem to be in a minority here which is unusual! i've already forgotten who said they were scared of giving blood after a blood test experience but would really recommend giving it a try after pregnancy (if it's just the blood test thing that's putting you off of course!) - i've never had an easy blood test because of 'tiny veins' and always tell them that when i give blood but they seem to be able to hit the spot first time every time with no hassle and (unlike this week's blood test angry ) no hideous bruising.

jayney86 Thu 18-Jul-13 08:36:43

Saying Hello on the new thread.
Still feeling sickly and tired but im 9 weeks today so hopefully it will start to ease off now.
Shardlake and sunflower i think were at a similar stage. Im also due 20 Feb (according to my own dates), Shardlake i also have a little one who will be 2 next week smile.
I know maternity services differ depending on where you are but ive still not heard from a midwife regarding my booking in appointment :s! Ive rang my GP and they said theyve referred me to my hospital of choice but im sure last time they referred me straight to a mw who then got in touch with my hospital. Thinking of ringing my hv to see if she has a number direct for the midwives. Or maybe im just being a worrier. Last time i was pregnant the midwife came to see us quite quick and then it seemed ages til my scan but it was around christmas time so maybe they rushed my booking appointment to get it in before christmas.
Sorry for the whinge. Hope everyone has a nice (none pukey) day smile

jayney86 Thu 18-Jul-13 08:38:07

Ps no idea what blood type i am, despite having received blood a few years ago (was very ill at the time so didnt take much notice) unfortunately this also mean i cant donate blood either sad

ChocoFrog Thu 18-Jul-13 09:03:39

Morning all. Just signing into the new thread. Hope everyone is feeling okay this morning and not too pukey. The heat really doesn't help does it? Nearly passed out this morning trying to get my 3 yo out the door and my patience level is at an all time low. He seems to have picked now to have the 'refusing to do everything' phase and I'm struggling to cope. When you feel like death and haven't slept the last thing you want is a stroppy toddler.

Not sure when to tell him the news. Have my scan next Thurs 25th and thought we might tell him after that. Mainly because he is quite an anxious child and has picked up on mummy not being quite right. Don't think that is helping the behaviour either.

Sorry for the rant but yesterday was a particularly bad day and just need to vent. I'll go and take some deep breaths and have another packet of hula hoops!


ChocoFrog Thu 18-Jul-13 09:06:10

oh and sunflowered I'm o+ too and give blood regularly. In fact my blood goes to babies so feel it's super worth it grin

Shropshiremummy2b Thu 18-Jul-13 10:20:34

Sooooo tired and miserable. I keep getting told off for complaining because I have no symptoms but I just cant stop worrying. I get all worked up and start almost having a panic attack. Hurry up Tuesday.

I'm struggling with constipation then very small bouts of, erm, the complete opposite...! Anyone else? Someone suggested it's the folic acid, which im assuming I can come off as of 12 weeks (Monday)- is this true? There better bloody had be a baby in there for all this panic and toilet trips! x

laura0007 Thu 18-Jul-13 10:52:01

I'm the same with the toilet Shropshire! Days of not being able to go then ill have a day of going three times in one day!
I'm feeling fat today. I'm wearing a dress and my boss said you've definitely got a bump! Didn't like to tell her it's probably not baby just the amount of food I've been eating shock

lyndsey90 Thu 18-Jul-13 10:54:55

Back to work today after 8 blissful hot days off. Not a happy bunny!

sunflowered Thu 18-Jul-13 11:02:15

choco i'm in a horrendous mood today and that's with only myself to look after (and dh who the last few days has been behaving like a 5 yr old which isn't helping matters angry ) - you have my respect! (as does everyone else out there battling hormones, ms and toddlers!)

bugsyburge Thu 18-Jul-13 11:29:52

morning all,

I keep meaning to ask.....does any one else get a 'pulling' pain when they pee?

MoominMama2 Thu 18-Jul-13 12:01:09

Hello all, just coming into your thread as due with first baby Feb 18th! Have been lurking a wee while and finally joining MN today, it's been great to learn from others in the early days. Have my booking appt next Tues and scan following week, super nervous as can't quite believe there's a bean in there! Not telling until scan as 37 yo and want to make sure all ok, so just me and DH know smile. Hope you are all ok and coping in this heat....sorry to see many have felt poorly x

laura0007 Thu 18-Jul-13 12:21:53

I've put on half a stone so far. I'm 11+4. The my pregnancy app says that's excessive!!!! sadsadsad Is it? Am I a fatty who is eating too much? I'm still going to the gym but I do seem to be craving carby foods. Am I going to have to go on a diet?

laura0007 Thu 18-Jul-13 12:22:14

Welcome moonin thanks

laura0007 Thu 18-Jul-13 12:22:33

Moomin! Bloody iPhone...

HarlemWobble Thu 18-Jul-13 13:35:13

Hello ladies! Room for another newbie? EDD 20th Feb DC1

I've been lurking since thread 1 but held of posting as I had a mc shortly before this pregnancy and didn't want to jinx things.

All went well at my booking in appointment last Friday and have my 12 week scan on 7th Aug which seems ages away.

Those with ms have my full sympathy. I reached a new low today when I threw up at work, so I really hope the nausea starts to ease off soon. smile

misskatamari Thu 18-Jul-13 13:37:29

Welcome to all the new posters grin

Weight wise I've put on about 5 pounds but I am just accepting it as a side effect of having to eat what I can face at the moment. I wouldn't worry too much Laura - if you're keeping active at the gym that's great and will keep you healthy. It you're craving carbs I would go with it.

My plan is to get to 2nd trimester and hopefully feel better and then focus on healthy eating and exercise. Bought some jeans in a bigger size today so am embracing being a bit of a fatty at the moment!

misskatamari Thu 18-Jul-13 13:40:21

Is everyone else really good at taking their pregnancy vitamins? I keep forgetting and end up missing days here and there hmm hope it's okay to forget occasionally!

FizzlingFireboxes Thu 18-Jul-13 13:41:52

I'm not managing well in this heat! the house is a mess, everytime I start something I feel like I'm wading through treacle, I get 20 mins in then give up and have to sit down.

I've got my 12 week scan on Monday, I had a little scare at 9 weeks though, my symptoms disappeared overnight, literally the sickness went, my boobs felt okay, it was like I'd imagined to whole pregnancy.

I got myself rather worked up, thinking that was it, something had gone wrong, I was in such a state DP offered to pay for a private scan (£59) and they had a slot first thing the next day.

The sonographer was lovely, she looked first and said 'I can see a heartbeat, your baby's fine' oh the relief, I was in floods of tears, it's amazing what your mind can do if you let it. She did also point out a cyst on my ovary, (Corpus Luteum) but said it was meant to be there and they'd check it at 12 weeks?!? I have a picture in my notes of this cyst smile

Oh and the symptoms returned about 3 days later, the nausea isn't as bad though.

I thinking about going back for a 4d scan later on at this place if I can afford it, it really was lovely smile

FizzlingFireboxes Thu 18-Jul-13 13:43:35

Oh Miskatamari, you've just reminded me about vitamins, I ran out last week! I've been a bit hit and miss taking them too.

vix206 Thu 18-Jul-13 14:16:47

I've missed more vits than I've taken shock

vix206 Thu 18-Jul-13 14:18:06

Well I've put a stone on. I'm not worrying as I was v slim to start with and I know the weight will drop off once baby arrives grin

misskatamari Thu 18-Jul-13 14:19:46

Phew that's a relief about the vitamins! I even have a reminder in my phone and still forget!

Glad everything went well at your scan fizzling! We had a private one at about 9 weeks too as I just wanted to check everything and it was lovely. I've never thought I'd care about 4d scans etc but I reckon ill be back there having one later on in pregnancy! grin

jazzcat28 Thu 18-Jul-13 14:22:12

Thought the other thread had gone quiet!

Thanks for the new thread champagne

Can't catch up with everyone but I took my first 'bump' photo today, and plan to take another every month from now. It does look like a bump but could just be flab...

Whoever asked about the smear test according to my NHS leaflet you can't have it while pg and have to wait until new baby is 12wks old before you can have it. I'm also due one this summer but will have to wait.

My booking in appt is on Wednesday. Not heard about scan. Presume midwife will sort that when I see her next week.

Things at work are a bit odd. Nobody knows except my shadow manager (who is on leave for 2 weeks) but I'm getting a few odd looks and the men are keeping their distance. Probably being paranoid but it's almost like they've sussed me out..

8+5 today

fluffandnonsense Thu 18-Jul-13 15:30:52

Wondered what happened to the other thread! I'm 11 weeks today and have my scan next Friday. Couldn't be shitting myself more!! I've actually lost 8lbs since finding out I was pregnant. I guess that's what stress and lack of appetite does for you!!

barebranches Thu 18-Jul-13 16:12:53

had my booking in app.
was fine! but everyone make sure u drink lots before you go. The midwife couldnt find a vein to take blood and the pathologist couldnt either... because i was dehydrated!

Roll on the next appointment....SCAN!!!

misskatamari Thu 18-Jul-13 17:21:34

Oh my god it is SO HOT! I'm waiting for DH to have a Physio massage on his back (as he can't drive yet which hopefully he will rectify soon!) and I can feel by breasts sweating!!! confused

Milkandtwo Thu 18-Jul-13 18:02:04

Hello all, been lurking for a while and though I'd pipe up. Due (my first) feb 9th. I work for a london company but from my home in bristol and am going to the office for the first time since I found out next week. Staying the night and the boss has a bit of a bar crawl/late night with a bunch of us planned (drinks industry!) It's the best oportunity to announce, especially as I want to do it face-to-face, but I didn't want to until I'd seen/heard a heartbeat (had zero symptoms so far which is a combination of great and very worrying!) So, had a private scan at 10+3. Was marvellous, wriggling about and strong fast heartbeat. So nice to know I've not been making it all up as I'd kept convincing myself! Looking forward to my next one at 11+6 (NHS) to see what the difference is! Also looking forward to having a bump and actually looking pregnant. Just looking a bit fatter than usual does not rock my world.
(currently 10+6)

HarlemWobble Thu 18-Jul-13 18:12:56

Misskatamari I keep forgetting to take my vits too. Despite the fact they're on my bedside table and pretty much the first thing I see in the morning! hmm

Champagnebubble Thu 18-Jul-13 18:21:29

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misskatamari Thu 18-Jul-13 18:33:45

The heat is horrible and really makes me feel so much sicker, can only imagine how crap its making you feel Champagne!

I've just had a look on the babybump app I have and for today it's pearls of wisdom are about coping with pregnancy in these "cold winter months" errrr, if bloody only!

jayney86 Thu 18-Jul-13 21:26:46

My son is 2 next week so was heavily pregnant this time of year before & I would definitely prefer that to being in the first few months! Had a constant headache for about 2 weeks just can't drink enough. Really sympathise with those who are being sick a lot, must be really hard for youhmm! Hope it eases soon x

vix206 Fri 19-Jul-13 06:13:26

I was overdue in August 2010 when it was this hot. It was hell!

tiegysmum Fri 19-Jul-13 07:32:23

Just popping by to say hello as I haven't posted for a while, I'm still struggling with the sickness but in a strange way getting to used to it, have my 12 week scan on Monday when I will be 12 & 1 so feeling kinda excited! I'm loving the sunshine but totally struggling with the heat, if that makes any sense? Anyway hope every one has a fab weekend :-) x

EeyoreIsh Fri 19-Jul-13 07:35:13

tiegys I'm the same! I love the fact is hot and sunny, but I can't actually cope with being outside in it!

I had the day off work yesterday as I felt so ill. It did the trick, I managed a small dinner, I slept well and feel better today. my boss wasn't best impressed but I have a sick note so there's not much he can do.

I can't wait for the weekend though, if it's this gorgeous I'm going to find a shady spot and camp out. I might even go to the beach!

jayney86 Fri 19-Jul-13 09:02:34

DS was 2 weeks early Vix so never really got to the big uncomfortable stage. Was really hot the day we brought him home from the hospital though that was not pleasent at all especially as its a 40 minute journey!!
Definitely heading to the beach his weekend, adip in the sea will be lovely (although that does mean getting my swimming costume out blush!!!

jazzcat28 Fri 19-Jul-13 09:04:04

I worked from home yesterday and normally would have been lying in the sunshine in the garden with my laptop but instead hid away in my spare room with curtains closed and fan on full! Still no sickness but just couldn't bear sitting out in the sun.

Am going to bed even earlier now (8.30pm ish) and having to get up without fail at midnight for a loo break. Having vivid dreams too.

Caved and called maternity coordinator person (who sent my booking appointment letter) to enquire about scans. Apparently I will be discussing which scans I need/want at my booking appt and only then will the midwife coordinate my scan appointment.

So very jealous of those of you who already know when your scan is!


sunflowered Fri 19-Jul-13 09:30:57

jazzcat my scans were booked at the booking appt - the exact process here depends on whether you want the downs syndrome screening or not, so they have to wait until the mw has discussed it. Hope you get your dates through quickly after being booked in smile

Dh woke me up this morning to tell me he'd been dreaming that we already had a baby and it had made him very happy. Am more than a lttle relieved and surprisingly happy at this - part of me worries a little as he'd be happy waiting another 5 years so I feel sometimes like i've rushed him into it (nb we're both nearly 30, own a house, have been together over 10 years, stable jobs etc so prob not technically a rush!)

amicusapple Fri 19-Jul-13 10:01:58

So very mixed emotions following my scan yesterday. Was wonderful to see baby kicking and stretching but really sad to report it looks like baby has an abdominal wall defect. Need to go back in 3 weeks for another scan and maybe for more testing.

Feeling very sad at the thought of having a very unwell baby and not being able to bring them home for a long time.

vix206 Fri 19-Jul-13 10:48:04

Oh no Amicus. I'm so sorry to hear that. I hope you can get some more detail at the next scan. X

bugsyburge Fri 19-Jul-13 10:49:31

ah amicus I'm sorry to hear that. hopefully in 3 weeks the doctors will be able to tell you more about the implications....fx for you thanks thanks

jazzcat28 Fri 19-Jul-13 10:53:32

amicus my thoughts are with you and your partner flowers

jazzcat28 Fri 19-Jul-13 10:56:26

sunflowered that's what the coordinator said. I am a little confused though, I thought that you had a 12 wk scan anyway, and the downs syndrome test was just taking some measurements at the scan? Then if measurements indicate high risk then we have an option for further testing (which is intrusive)?

Obviously I need to read my NHS leaflet a bit more before Weds confused

S2012 Fri 19-Jul-13 11:27:07

Good Morning Mum-to-be’s
Congratulations on the new thread wow we are a chatty little lot. I am worried as I don’t have sore boobs symptons – I am nine weeks pregnant and according to Google I should be see vains, dark nipples and sore boobs but none of that is happening to me – not sure if there IS a little bean or not.
9+4 today

EeyoreIsh Fri 19-Jul-13 11:29:57

Oh amicus really sorry to hear that. It must be really worrying.

EeyoreIsh Fri 19-Jul-13 11:45:41

Tmi warning... has anyone else found that they're 'wetter' down below? It has quite taken me by surprise.

The glamorous things our bodies do to us!

misskatamari Fri 19-Jul-13 12:15:16

Amicus, sorry to hear about possible complications. Keeping my fingers crossed for some positive news at your next scan!

In terms of boobs S2012 - mine aren't really too sore - mainly just a bit when i take my bra off. No weird veins or anything either - i just have an itchy right nipple (weird!). Are you having other symptoms such as nausea/fatigue etc? Even if not, try not to worry as some people are just lucky and don't suffer with as much horridness, i'm sure all will be well when you have you're scan (if really worried have you considered having a private scan?)

EeyoreIsh - errr yes i've noticed that too lol! It is very weird the things our bodies are deciding to do at the moment isn't it!

sunflowered Fri 19-Jul-13 12:31:34

Thinking about you amicus - really hope you get a clearer answer soon.

jazzcat - they do the basic scan at my community hosp but not the measurements and blood tests. Not sure if they have different kit or different skills at the big hosp. I had to sign a consent/decline form before they could book though. You have to love nhs bureaucracy! (I can't comment though, I'm a part of it...)

sunflowered Fri 19-Jul-13 12:32:02

ps eeoyorish - yes!

S2012 Fri 19-Jul-13 12:53:03

Thanks misskatamari - I do feel nauseous all the time and have been eating lots. My tummy is getting bigger and people are suspecting at work am going to tell my manager on Monday (so not looking forward to it). will wait for my scan on 3rd Aug as have MW appt on 26th.

Thinking about you amicus - really hope everything goes well for you fingers crossed

tinypolkadot Fri 19-Jul-13 14:39:24

sorry to hear your news amicus hope you get some positive news at your next scan

Thingymajigs Fri 19-Jul-13 15:36:09

My fingers are crossed for you amicus. I hope all is well at the next scan. thanks thanks
I am off to a hen do tonight. No clue as to how I'll handle the situation. I'm assuming I'll stay for the meal and a couple of hours before making my excuses. I don't know if they'll ask why I'm not drinking or if I should just tell them straightaway. I only see those friends 3 times a year so I might as well but I haven't had the 12 week scan yet. I have found a dress that hides my little bump so that won't be an issue.
11 weeks today. smile

Thingymajigs Fri 19-Jul-13 16:10:56

oh sod it. Decided to tell her. Too hot to be faffing about with elaborate lies and excuses. Speaking of which, this is ridiculous. I'm in a dark, well ventilated room with a fan and I'm still sweating.

EeyoreIsh Fri 19-Jul-13 16:20:58

I've just weighed myself and apparently I've lost over 4kg since my booking in appointment. Although I know I've not been able to eat much I still worry, as apparently weight gain is a sign of a healthy pregnancy.

DH and I are off to pizza express tonight and a bbq tmw so I shall do my best to reverse this weight loss grin

misskatamari Fri 19-Jul-13 17:38:21

I'm sure it's nothing to worry about eeyore - as you say make up for it with lots of tasty food this weekend!

I don't even want to look at the scales ! I normally eat healthily and exercise at the gym about 4 times a week but since pregnant I've been eating whatever I can face (hello crisps!) and felt so rough I've not been able to exercise.

I'm sure my hips and arse have expanded and I feel so flabby! Roll on twelve weeks and feeling able to move again! In turning into a giant blamange!

HarlemWobble Fri 19-Jul-13 18:17:24

Amicus sorry to hear your news. Will be keeping fingers crossed for you flowers

Eeyoreish yes I have certainly noticed that too!
Sunflowered that is so sweet your DH is so excited. I sometimes worry about rushing my DH into having Dc. He has openly said in the past he'd happily wait another 8-10 years! I told him if he does eventually want 4 dc, we'd better start sooner than that! grin

I am so glad the weekend is finally here. This week at work has finished me off. All I want to do this weekend is sleep!

1sttimetryer Fri 19-Jul-13 18:50:21

Mind if I join? Due feb 1st. Haven't written a post in a few years so feel like a bit of a scared newbie eek!

jazzcat28 Fri 19-Jul-13 20:07:31

Ok random symptom alert.. In the attempt to cool down this evening I'm having a tepid/cool bath. My first since BFP.

I am growing hair in places I thought impossible! I have stubble on my right boob and my <ahem> lady garden is migrating to my upper thighs!!!!! blush

Please someone tell me it's due to the hormones/vitamin tablets as I fear I may actually turn into a yeti by February!

lyndsey90 Fri 19-Jul-13 20:29:23


I want to sleep...

misskatamari Fri 19-Jul-13 20:30:19

Welcome firsttimetryer - don't worry we're a friendly bunch!

Jazz I think it's pretty common don't worry - I'm sure in a few months well all be sporting full on beards if the rumours are to be believed! confused

gnittinggnome Fri 19-Jul-13 20:31:58

Hola jazzcat I am told that you stop losing hair (on your head and elsewhere) when pregnant, which is good for some -thicker locks - and not so good for others... I'm feeling super-yeti-like because my waxing place won't wax pregnant women till after week 12 - no swimming for me, no shorts (I get my thighs waxed as well) and no sexy undies as they just look daft. Wait till after the birth and it starts to fall out again!

Anyone else finding they are insanely hungry, but can only manage half a portion? DH has organised my all-time favourite chinese takeaway, and for the first time in living history I've handed back half the food.

amicus hope you get some good news with your next scan! My scan is on Monday, and the day before I am helping out at a bring and buy in the hottest venue in North London - not wanting to go public till after the scan, but I wonder if I might get more offers of ice cream if I do?

lyndsey90 Fri 19-Jul-13 20:34:41

gnome I was like that for about 2 weeks, I'm eating normally again now though smile


1sttimetryer Fri 19-Jul-13 20:37:04

Thank you misskatamari smile

gnittinggnome Fri 19-Jul-13 20:48:22

also, 12+3!

littlestgirlguide Fri 19-Jul-13 20:59:31

Amicus good luck for your next scan, hope it's better news for you x

Lol at the hairy yetis! I too am finding this problem. I now have a line of hair all the way up to my belly button, which is frankly weird.
My obsession with vinegar continues - tonight, picked gherkins, half a jar...


Ladybird81 Fri 19-Jul-13 21:11:38

Hi everyone, please may i join in, i'm due 12th Feb, so i'm 10 weeks.

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EeyoreIsh Fri 19-Jul-13 21:13:10

Well I had an amazing pizza and ate almost all of it! That's more food than I've eaten for ages. DH said we'll have to eat there several times a week grin

we were thinking of telling family at the bbq tmw. My DH's family will be there, but we're nervous about telling people before the scan. I think we're agreed that if it's just close family we'll announce it, but if aunts and uncles are there, then we'll wait until after the scan.

EeyoreIsh Fri 19-Jul-13 21:14:14

Oh champagne, that's awful. Are the pills having no effect? Can you try a different type?

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CubanoHabana Fri 19-Jul-13 22:25:45

Well I was starving and had craving for indian takeaway. Turned up, ate starter and half a pitta dipped in sauce and now cannot eat a thing, feel so full... Really wanted it as well.only symptoms now are slightly sore boobs... I have a definite belly, would like to say bump, but feels too wobbly to justify it not just being flab(9+1)... Upside = summer hols! Although still going in for first 2 weeks as doing summer school, but that's not really work!

Sorry for anyone feeling yuck... Although in some ways wish I was, just until I have scan... But can't be good in this heat.

gnittinggnome Fri 19-Jul-13 22:35:53

oh no champagne you poor thing you. Every time I think ugh, I'm knackered/constipated/burping I think of your sickness and remind myself I'm getting an easy time of it. Here's hoping it clears up very soon...

jayney86 Fri 19-Jul-13 22:42:11

Lola at the yeti's! I've always been quite hairy but I got a definite line of hair from my belly button! But my hair is falling out of my head in clumps! It happened in my previous pregnancy but later on & then when I was breast feeding.
On another note I've got a kidney infection sad! Just got back from the out of hours dr, been given antibiotics. I've drank 6 pints of water today plus other liquids just can't seem to drink enough. I only have 1 kidney anyway so usually drink loads but feel like I've constantly got a glass if water in my hand.
Anyway just very thankful that I'm not suffering the awful sickness that some of you guys are, really feel for you. thanks

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tinypolkadot Sat 20-Jul-13 06:50:21

Welcome to the thread ladybird and congratulations! grin

I've been to the loo sooo many times in the night, I just want to sleep through!

I've read hairyness can mean boys, if you believe in thatssort of thing! wink

misskatamari Sat 20-Jul-13 10:48:50

Champagne it might be because you're so tired from working that you've had a sicky blip - I know I find when I'm well rested in generally okay but if I exert myself i feel much more sick. Hopefully a good nights sleep and a restful weekend will help.

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Shropshiremummy2b Sat 20-Jul-13 13:59:28

Tiny my spell of waking up at 4am for a wee stopped 2 nights ago and Dr Google says that this because its moving up and out of the pelvis. Im 12 weeks on Monday so thats makes sense. Although now ive stopped having to wee in the night im worried that means theres nothing in there.....

I'm not hairy anywhere except my head- the hairdresser commented on its length and good condition and asked if I was preggers! Deny deny deny.

laura0007 Sat 20-Jul-13 14:05:11

Oh no champagne, sorry to hear you're still feeling ill.

If anyone is looking for a good pregnancy book I can recommend the day by day pregnancy book by dr maggie blott. Mine came in the post this morning from amazon and I've been reading it for the last 2 hours and I'm still not up to 11+5 where I am today smile it's really informative about exactly what's happening to you and the baby. With lots of pictures too!

lyndsey90 Sat 20-Jul-13 16:01:46

How long between booking appointment and scan letter have you ladies had to wait? Waiting on my appointment, want it to hurry so I know!! smile

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jazzcat28 Sat 20-Jul-13 16:32:59

Gah.. sat at parents house waiting for the dreaded reveal...

We are having a dinner later with wine and pink champagne so am gonna have to say something soon!

Perhaps with the wine is being poured?!

Sooo nervous!

Bearfrills Sat 20-Jul-13 16:59:01

Third thread already!? I've been on holiday, I need to catch up!

I came back late last night to find that I had a letter for my scan appointment. It's supposed to be this coming Friday, followed by an appointment with the consultant an hour later. Except, thanks to the MW totally disregarding my dates, I'll only be 9+5 and not 12wks so I'm going to have to ring and reschedule it on Monday.

8+6 today and after a week of feeling more or less okay I chucked up breakfast, lunch, and the half stick of rock I ate in the hope that sugar would stay down. DH just got home from work to find me on the doorstep with the two DCs, I handed them straight over and have decided to completely opt out of everything for the rest of today.

misskatamari Sat 20-Jul-13 17:00:14

Awwww good luck jazzcat! I'm sure they'll be over the moon. I wouldn't worry about the weeing champagne - it probably is because you've not been able to keep as much water down due to HG.

I need to drink some - got a banging head and think I'm dehydrated from this heat! Sooo thirsty!

laura0007 Sat 20-Jul-13 17:53:56

Bear they did that to me too. My scan was too early for some of the checks but my midwife said to keep the appointment and they would give me another one for 12 weeks which they have. So I get to see my baby twice grin I wouldn't ring if I were you!!!

gnittinggnome Sat 20-Jul-13 18:04:32

bear I'm with laura on this one - if it's too soon for the checks they need to make, they'll schedule you in again! So don't worry about it and enjoy getting to see the bean twice!

misskatamari Sat 20-Jul-13 18:11:12

Awww bear sorry you're feeling crap today! Fingers crossed you can get two scans tho grin

lumpylumps Sat 20-Jul-13 18:32:46

Evening all, I finally spoke to my mw last week. I've got my booking in appt on Monday and my scan on Friday when I'll be 11+6 I'm so excited.

I had a couple of days this week where I decided there was nothing there cos in a morning when I lay on my back I can suck my tummy in so much that it practically touches my back. How could a grapefruit sized uterus possibly be in there. I gave myself a slap and got out of it by the fact that I feel awful and had to leave a patients stinky house yesterday cos it was making me wretch and for the 1st time in all 3 pregnancies was actually sick this morning!! Ds 2 also convinced me just a couple of hours ago by telling me I have a big tummy!!!!!

As for weeing, that's gone up to 4/5 Times a night but not much in the day. I'm watching myself very carefully with that cos last time at about 15 weeks I went into retention ended up in a&e and was catherised. I told the urology consultant I had a retroverted uterus and asked if it could be because of that. He basically told me not to be so silly. I came home and googled it and sure enough there it was. As the uterus moves from the extroverted position it can compress the bladder and cause retention!!!

Sorry for the monster post. Hope everyone's ok!!


EeyoreIsh Sat 20-Jul-13 19:46:16

Hi all, I'm so glad today has finally been cooler (at least on the south coast it has).

I've made good progress against the weight loss. A pizza last night, and a bbq just now. I've eaten my body weight in olives and I managed to eat cake. That's more than I've eaten all week!

We were going to tell family but some extended family were there as well so we didn't. I've properly got a tiny belly today though! There's the bloated tummy but under the bloat there's a teeny tiny hard bump!

Sorry for those of you still feeling sick, it's truly miserable sad I hope it lifts soon.


jazzcat28 Sat 20-Jul-13 19:58:30

Well it went ok, bit of a subdued reaction at first but lots of baby talk during dinner. Very excited to have finally shared our secret with family! My dad is over the moon and is already talking about refurbishing my old cot for the new arrival smile

ldt87 Sat 20-Jul-13 21:17:29

Hi everyone, hope you've all been coping okay in the heat! I've been glad of a cooler day today.

I am 11 +4 today and all booked in with the midwife. My early scan at 8+5 showed all was well and my 12 week scan is Monday. I'm nervous after my loss earlier in the year but hopefully if all is well Monday, I can relax and tell everyone. I want to enjoy this pregnancy as much as possible so don't want to let the miscarriage over shadow it.

How is everyone doing? Xx

rueyrichardson Sun 21-Jul-13 07:32:52

Morning all! Just checking in. My DS insists its morning now so no lie in for me! Am extremely tired due to work pressures so the dreaded sickness is back. My boss will go mad when he finds out I'm PG - I know I have to tell him and its getting quite obvious, but I keep putting it off cos of the drama that will ensue. I have my booking appt tomorrow so might broach it after that. Hope everyone is OK and that the heat isn't taking its toll.

Somanychanges Sun 21-Jul-13 09:18:48

Morning all,

Checking in to the new thread. I got out of hospital Thursday evening and was sent home with a concoction of 3 anti sickness drugs. Finally, I have stopped being sick and am eating again. Still feeling a bit dodgey and having to watch what I eat but 10 times better than last week.

I got to have a scan on Tuesday yey! And saw my little bean with limbs and all.

Hope you are all having a restful weekend smile

Somanychanges Sun 21-Jul-13 09:19:39

Oh forgot 9+0

barebranches Sun 21-Jul-13 09:43:30

well jel of all the scans happening. I have another 10 days to wait... sad
Plus all the blood tests i didn't have at my booking in. Really want time to go quicker - I just want to announce me news now!

ruey im dreading telling work too... but its got to be done! I don't want to do that until i've had my scan, and that will be in the holidays (teacher) so don't know when im going to tell my head! hopefully she'll be in school over the holidays - or she'll get a surprise on the first day back!
11 weeks done - 31 to go!

gnittinggnome Sun 21-Jul-13 10:03:49

somany glad you're out of hospital and are feeling a bit better! That must be such a relief!

CubanoHabana Sun 21-Jul-13 10:04:38

I'm teacher too, gonna tell my head on gcse results day, it's only a week before we are back but think its going to be better than on first day back...

misskatamari Sun 21-Jul-13 10:52:36

Glad you're out of hospital and feeling a bit better too Somany.

I'm a teacher too and had to tell my head quite early on due to being ill and signed off. He was lovely about it. Alas my head of dept decided it was in the best interest of the kids to therefore change my timetable next year to all bottom sets so there would be minimum impact when I'm on maternity. It pissed me off a bit as its like im being penalised for being pregnant and wouldnt have happened if i hadnt had to tell work before summer. It will mean less marking though which is good considering I have 8 different classes next year - I'm just praying I don't have all nutter classes with behaviour issues - a couple you can cope with but not liking the idea of the stress if they're all a pain. Luckily I've been there forever so most kids are lovely (just fingers crossed I don't have the crazy weed fiend in year 11!)

rueyrichardson Sun 21-Jul-13 11:11:56

Lol at crazy weed fiend grin!

Thingymajigs Sun 21-Jul-13 11:40:52

Maybe I've taken that wrong but it seems like the school have deemed the lower sets as less demanding or deserving of good, consistent teaching. I would have thought they would put in more effort for those struggling so I hope my pregnancy brain has taken it in the wrong way.
Anyway, hope you get the class you want. smile Can't be easy trying to organise maternity leave around school timetables.
11+2 and I'm also getting impatient for the scan. Mine won't be until I'm 12+5. I'm terrified something has gone wrong as my symptoms disappeared at 9 weeks. I did get sick yesterday though. Illness maybe?
Glad it went well jazzcat. So sweet that your Dad is thinking about the cot already.

littlestgirlguide Sun 21-Jul-13 11:43:51

Hope it goes well for you telling your boss, Ruey. Just remember, he might not like it, but legally he has to adjust your workload to suit if possible, do a risk assessment, pay you statutory maternity pay if you have worked long enough, he can't sack you for being pregnant or taking a legal amount of leave - and if you get signed off sick there is nothing he can do about it. You are doing him a favour telling him so soon - legally you don't have to for ages yet!

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misskatamari Sun 21-Jul-13 13:00:52

I do agree Thingy - I think the HoD is just very concerned with having top GCSE sets disrupted when it comes to things like coursework etc. Also the lower sets have more support from TAs and LSAs and classes are smaller so there will be less disruption for them if being taken over by a supply thank if it is a higher set who are doing a mix of Higher and foundation exams within the same class etc. There is generally less of an ability range in the lower sets so for a new teacher taking over from Jan it should be more manageable. It does annoy me though. I think he's just really worried as we had a person on long term sick with a big top set and the supply just couldn't manage them so loads of kids were below target - smaller class sizes and less content to cover in lower classes should hopefully minimise that (or so his thinking goes). Not sure I entirely agree but I can't do anything about it alas so have to just put up with it and do my best for my classes before I go on maternity smile

CubanoHabana Sun 21-Jul-13 13:45:35

Sounds like my place, I was swapped sets to higher ones, as they thought that one of the teachers is likely to go on the sick and another didn't have enough experience to get them to reach their targets. Felt really guilty that I hadn't told them about pregnancy before they did this but they are lush classes, so supply shouldn't struggle with them and will be lovely to have them when I come back...

misskatamari Sun 21-Jul-13 15:00:26

Awwww I'm glad you've got a lovely class cubano grin I had a top set 10 this year and I absolutely loved them! Gutted I won't get to take em through but our place has totally rejigged how they band kids anyway this year so I wouldn't have had them as they were anyway alas. To be fair I had some of the lower sets last year and really enjoyed teaching them, it's just gonna be hard when you don't have a break from that ability level. Lots of tesco bubbles for game prizes tho and I'm sure well have a blast (can't believe how much teenagers absolutely love blowing bubbles!)

Sorry you're feeling rough Champage - big hugs and lots of rest. It sucks we can't even have a lemsip whilst pregnant to ease a horrid cold x

SugarMiceInTheRain Sun 21-Jul-13 15:21:18

Wow. What a talkative bunch we are!!

Haven't managed to catch up with the hundreds of posts I've missed whilst away yet! Just back from holiday, I am Disneyed out and currently don't ever want to go back there - lol. It was too hot, I was constantly feeling sick and I felt just minutes away from having a toddler-style meltdown most of the time. The driving was a bit hellish as I was stuck in the back between two children as FIL was in the front with DH. FIL was winding me up by teaching the boys stupid songs and rude-sounding words etc. I find him hard to take when not pregnant but being pregnant and putting up with him was enough to tip me over the edge and I'm still tense thinking about how stressful the holiday was for me. (The kids loved it though!) Anyway sorry for the rant. Very hormonal right now angry

I've had letters through for my scan and consultant appointment, have to change the scan date as I'm at my mum's that week. And I've forgotten when I'm next seeing the MW so will need to ring the surgery. My brain can't cope with all the different dates!! confused

lyndsey90 Sun 21-Jul-13 15:49:20

Working on Sunday when pregnant should be banned. I am totally tired!!!! My OH is chilling at home. He slipped up to his mum about the pregnancy, now she's coming round when I finish to see me. Nervous much. I keep having random mildly painful twinges in my stomach.. worrying me a little :/

Thingymajigs Sun 21-Jul-13 15:52:26

Ah that makes sense miss. I guess they have to make some tough decisions, just glad I don't have to make them. Hope it all works out for you.
Pregnancy brain has reached ridiculous levels of ineptitude. I'm forgetting everyday words mid sentence. The tiredness can't be helping but I have a history of losing IQ points during pregnancy. With ds2 I tried to learn to drive but the instructor remarked that he'd never met anyone that couldn't turn the wheel in the required direction before. blush Somewhat of an acheivement I guess. grin I have since passed my test though.

EeyoreIsh Sun 21-Jul-13 15:56:04

lynsey I've had niggly pain like that. nurse at epau said it was normal stretching pain as the uterus grows.

lyndsey90 Sun 21-Jul-13 16:10:02

Oh good, happens when I stretch or get up too fast. Or if I suck my belly in hehe!!

lyndsey90 Sun 21-Jul-13 16:41:24

Is anyone else catching themselves subconsciously touching belly??

laura0007 Sun 21-Jul-13 16:50:20

Yes Lyndsey me! And I always swore I'd never be one of those women who constantly strokes their tummy!

jazzcat28 Sun 21-Jul-13 17:31:16

Yep I am trying to stop stroking my belly in public!

vix206 Sun 21-Jul-13 17:33:04

I touch my tummy instinctively every time I cross a road! Protective instinct I think!

CubanoHabana Sun 21-Jul-13 17:33:37

I'm constantly stroking tummy too!

With school, I have just got a top year 10 set, all bar one of my classes last year were behaviour / SEN classes - which to be fair I loved but they can be really tiring as you have to constantly be on top form for them - no giving them an assessment and actually expecting them to be able to sit quietly and do it! The change in classes will certainly make later in pregnancy easier!

Felt yuck last night, not sick but generally off, tummy was hurting and just not right iykwim? Still not feeling fab today. Other than that all symptoms, including sore boobs gone - don't like it! 9 +3 today and scan not until 8th August. Anyone else feeling off but not sick?

Really feel for everyone who is very sick.

Middy75 Sun 21-Jul-13 18:40:07

I'm also 9+3 and all my symptoms disappeared overnight a few weeks ago when I had a bleed. Have seen my bean last week though with a little heartbeat, so no symptoms might just mean your one of the lucky ones :-)

Bearfrills Sun 21-Jul-13 19:32:22

It's rotten to get a cold this time of year Champagne, doubly so when you're pregnant and can't take anyth

Bearfrills Sun 21-Jul-13 19:44:17

It's rotten to get a cold this time of year Champagne, doubly so when you're pregnant and can't take anything for it. I hope it passes quickly brew

Pressed post too soon blush

My very nutritious tea tonight is chips, gravy and sweetcorn <shame face> I'm convincing myself its not that bad as they're homemade oven chips and its low salt gravy and sweetcorn is a vegetable .... I just don't fancy anything else and even the smell of fruit makes me feel sick, if I eat fruit it comes straight back up so potatoes and sweetcorn it is. I can eat sweet potatoes too and squash but onion, carrots and peas have the same effect as fruit.

I've gained half a stone already and I was starting from just under 13 and a half stone so this is Very Not Good, most of it is from our holiday last week and the free ginger cheesecake in the restaurant every night but the rest is down to my diet being so rubbish right now. I'm worried the consultant will tell me off but I'm hoping once the sickness passes I can start eating healthily again and slow down the gain.

I've started buying pillows! DH was very hmm about it. When I was pregnant with DS I had this compulsion to buy pillows, I bought at least a dozen looking for the perfect pillow, I think I was trying to build an actual nest grin I ordered some before we went away and that's what arrived yesterday but our apartment had the softest fluffiest pillows I've ever seen and I want those. They weren't feather, they were big and squishy and dense but in a good way. I need them. Can anyone recommend a good pillow? I'm allowed one more pair before DH puts a block on it smile

littlestgirlguide Sun 21-Jul-13 19:58:48

Lol at bear's pillow fetish. I had a student job at Dunelm a long time ago, Its feather duvets that got me.

I have got my scan on Friday, and this week can't go quick enough! I'm nervous and excited in equal measures. DH thinks I'm paranoid. Watching Toy Story 3 with DD earlier and sobbed through the last half hour - must be the hormones!

lumpylumps Sun 21-Jul-13 20:08:58

champagnebubble is it a cold or is it yet another bloody annoying pregnancy symptom?? Blocked sinuses is a symptom I drove all round town in my last pregnancy looking for something to sort mine out and my friend suffered really badly too. my nhs book said you could use sinex but I've just googled it and it says you shouldn't use it without consulting your gp!

CubanoHabana Sun 21-Jul-13 20:12:41

Thanks middy wish I could have an early scan but feel like it would be a waste of nhs time, as its not like i have had bad cramps or bleed or anythinga and I only have 2 weeks and 4 days to wait (not that I am counting!)...

beAr that is one 'symptom' that I forgot about that I do have and that is the tears... For example, I cried at Big Bang, fern gully and the Tour de France...

lyndsey90 Sun 21-Jul-13 20:12:43

These twinges are annoying!!!!

LittlePandaBear Sun 21-Jul-13 21:03:43

Hello again,

Is anyone else already struggling with their normal clothes? My trousers are all pinching but don't think I'm ready for maternity wear yet! I have both bloat and bump which seems to have come out a lot this week. DH says that I must be pregnant as my belly button looks different (it changed shape after DD!). I think I could also do with bigger bras...

I went to the beauty salon yesterday, something I very rarely do, to get my finger and toe nails painted which felt like such a treat (I had a dream that I went so booked it the next day!). I was chatting to the girl doing it and mentioned I had a DD, and she asked if I was going to have anymore and I told her I was pregnant. It felt silly to lie to her as I don't know her and if I see her again it won't be soon. But also strange to tell her when my friends don't know yet!

I've also been reading through a baby name book today. We still like the name we'd picked for a boy last time, but girls names are more difficult as we've already picked our fave name for DD. But I know we have plenty of time to decide.

Scan on Thursday!


jayney86 Sun 21-Jul-13 21:22:06

Littlepanda clothes definitely pinching around the waste & also already gone up a cup size in bra. In my last pregnancy a fried got me a wonderful extender for buttons & hooks. It was great meant I didn't have to splash out on maternity clothes til much later.
I start a new job tomorrow, they don't know about the pregnancy & in so nervous to tell them confused! I didn't know I was pregnant at the interview or when I was offered the job & handed my notice in at my previous job. So got a sickly, nervous excited tummy to go with my queasyness! My eczema is playing up on my legs toohmm.
Sorry for another whine but in need of a virtual "you can do this"! smile

laura0007 Sun 21-Jul-13 21:22:39

My normal jeans won't do up! Or if I manage to squeeze into them they're uncomfortable all day. So while its warm I'm living in dresses which are so much more comfy! I definitely have a little bump now!

12 weeks tomorrow gringringringringringrin

EeyoreIsh Sun 21-Jul-13 21:26:08

Good luck with your new job janey!

I'm having a little woe party today! I had a great day yesterday but woke up with a headache and nausea that I haven't been able to shake. I've just mooched all day. Finally managed a bowl of the rice for dinner, fighting the gagging to cook and eat it! Only for my DH to sit down with a mackerel salad. It's awfully smelly! envy

vix206 Sun 21-Jul-13 21:29:33

I have had to wear maternity trousers and skirts since 10 weeks. I have a huge bump. People aren't believing me when I say I'm only 13 weeks!!

AhoyMcCoy Sun 21-Jul-13 21:43:57

Janey best of luck with the new job! Hope it all goes well!

Cubano I keep crying at everything too! Today's four things that have set me off have been
a) The natwest mortgage advert "and then they bought this house.... And they had ME!"
b) some car advert with a catchy song about summer - no idea what car it even was though, I wasn't paying attention through the tears!
c) an episode of "undercover boss"
d) a friend who had put up a photo of her new NCT mates on FB and tagged it "My lifesavers" <sob>

Early pregnancy for me has just been a blur of tears and vomit really!!!

misskatamari Sun 21-Jul-13 21:52:29

Janey good luck with the new job tomorrow grin

My jeans are getting too tight also! I bought a bigger size the other day but they keep falling down abit so I think I'm gonna go with the belly extender things for a while on my old ones!

I've also bought a bump band (not tried it out yet) as my friend used hers all the time when at work so he could wear work trousers with the button undone but still keep em up!

gnittinggnome Sun 21-Jul-13 21:58:29

janey good luck tomorrow! I don't know if you've already looked into this, but a quick Google came up with this short article on starting a new job when pregnant, which may help:

sc0ttishlass Sun 21-Jul-13 22:11:26

Hi ladies..can I join? Congrats everyone smile Haven't had booking in letter yet, but had private scan last week and looks like I'm 10+5, due on 12th feb..already have a ds who will be 1 on 24th August ( so, yes, this news was a bit of a surprise..after ds taking a year and a half, was taken a bit by surprise that this happened so quickly!) pleased obviously though smile
Is there a list of everyone's mn name, due date and location? We had on my due in August 2012 thread which was quite nice to see... Xxx

CubanoHabana Sun 21-Jul-13 22:11:56

Good luck janey I. Sure it will be fine x

CubanoHabana Sun 21-Jul-13 22:13:45

I like that idea scottishlass there is a list somewhere of due dates but locations would be good idea to...

For the record I'm currently due 20th feb and location is durham.

jayney86 Sun 21-Jul-13 22:16:12

Thanks everyone.
Thank you gnome. I know they can let me go or anything like that & it is as a support worker for a mental health charity so I do hope they'll be understanding & appreciate my honesty. The way I see it I've still got 6 months to show I am the right person for the job. It just adds to the nerves of starting a new job. I'm 9+4 today & still not had my booking in appt with mw (not even got a date) & no scan date either so will have to ask for that time off & don't want them to think I'm taking the p*ss straight away. confused

jayney86 Sun 21-Jul-13 22:18:47

Cross posted.
Also due 20th feb (my own date so could change) & in west Wales grin

Bearfrills Sun 21-Jul-13 22:29:34

Hi scottishlass and welcome smile

I reck

Bearfrills Sun 21-Jul-13 22:31:39

Hi scottishlass and welcome smile

I reckon I'm due 23rd February so 9+0 by my dates, I'm in Northumberland, this is my fifth pregnancy and will be DC3.

I also hate my new phone, it keeps posting too soon!

sunflowered Sun 21-Jul-13 23:52:48

Good luck tomorrow janey - hope everything goes smoothly smile

My evening's tv viewing made me cry - woman having casual sex and woman walking alone on a dark road. Maybe my subconscious is telling me I'm not ready for all this commitment? (the commitment I've been looking forward to for about three years and was extremely proactive in making happen...)

I'm also due on 20th Feb so 9+4 today, and I'm in Kent.

lyndsey90 Mon 22-Jul-13 01:22:41

I'm 10+2 and from Doncaster...

laura0007 Mon 22-Jul-13 06:50:13

I'm due 3rd Feb (12 weeks today...welcome to the second trimester! grin) and from Lincoln!

Thingymajigs Mon 22-Jul-13 07:09:06

12 weeks already? How's many have already hit the second trimester? Its going so much faster now.
Anyone got a little bump yet? Mine is noticable as a bump but only to me. In the morning it is always raised and to the left. Definitely not bloat now. smile
11+3 from Leicestershire and trying desperately not to start buying slings and cute cloth nappies. Its just too early!

vix206 Mon 22-Jul-13 07:27:11

Little bump? I'm massive!! I know it's normal to be larger more quickly with second pregnancies but I look about 5 months pregnant. confused13+5 and in Northamptonshire.

Shropshiremummy2b Mon 22-Jul-13 07:29:08

12 WEEKS TODAY! Wooooop!

Still symptomless in Shropshire.

Further to some earlier posts we have a bump on our drive and every time I drive over it I clutch my stomach to stop it hitting the roof of my car!

Bear the pillows you want are John Lewis and I think they are a mix of down with a foam core. They cost £50 each and a year in keep their shape and are super fluffy. The temptation to get back in to bed with them now is great.

Scan tomorrow x

laura0007 Mon 22-Jul-13 07:38:26

Yay Shropshire! Scan tomorrow finally!!! Bet today and tomorrow go really slow for you grin

gnittinggnome Mon 22-Jul-13 08:04:02

Scan this afternoon! Hurrah! Part of me still thinks this is all just an hysterical pregnancy and there will be nothing there bar some chocolate...

I'm 12+5 and due 29th Jan (but DH is secretly convinced I'll sprog on my b-day in early Feb....) and based in SE London.

SugarMiceInTheRain Mon 22-Jul-13 08:30:24

thingymajigs I'm in Leicestershire too! <waves>

Although I definitely feel pregnant (still feeling nauseous all the time) and even am starting to look it (bloating I guess, it can't actually be bump at 8-10 weeks (depending on whose dates I believe) - I just can't get excited about it. It doesn't seem real to me and I'm almost convinced I will MC. Still, I have another scan coming up in the next few weeks so am hoping I can start getting excited once that's happened. It's actually hard finding clothes that don't make me look pregnant at the moment, and when I'm at home or know I won't be bumping into anyone I know, I'm already in maternity gear.

gnittinggnome good luck with your scan this afternoon! smile

Champagnebubble Mon 22-Jul-13 08:32:32

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EeyoreIsh Mon 22-Jul-13 08:43:49

Oh champagne that sounds miserable. Have you checked your ketones (sic?) to make sure you're not dehydrated.

I've got a mild cold (headache, sore throat and aching limbs) and I feel dreadful. You must be feeling a hundred times worse. I hope you get better soon.

gnitting good luck for the scan!

is anyone else having really vivid dreams? I dreamt I turned someone into a stone (!!!) and that I had twins and was trying to breastfeed them at the same time.

I'm on reduced hours for work for the latest fortnight because I've been poorly. But actually, I've worked out my hours today and most days I'm only 30 or 60 mins short of a full day! I've been giving myself such a hard time for doing fewer hours!

I'm 11+6 today, and based in sunny East Sussex.

jayney86 Mon 22-Jul-13 08:47:06

Good luck with scans today, so exciting getting to see the little beans grin x

rueyrichardson Mon 22-Jul-13 09:08:19

Feeling very sorry for Kate Cambridge this morning, imagine turning on the BBC when you are waiting for labour to properly kick in and finding that Nicholas whatshisname is reporting that you are in natural labour? I'm in Surrey.

11 weeks exactly!

Bearfrills Mon 22-Jul-13 09:26:38

I feel so sorry for Kate! I didn't want any

Bearfrills Mon 22-Jul-13 09:29:18

I feel so sorry for Kate! I didn't want anyone knowing I was in labour with DS and no one knew I was having an emergency caesarean with DD until it was done (I just gone for a scan) and that's the way I wanted it. Must be so stressful having the world camped on your doorstep!

I've had a productive morning - changed MW finally an have my scan now booked for the 9th of August. I was going to keep the appointment for this Friday but remembered I have a Physio appointment then.

SugarMiceInTheRain Mon 22-Jul-13 10:38:43

Managed to change my scan appointment this morning (as I was due to have it whilst I should be down visiting my mum) so now it's on Wed 7th August, only 2 weeks and 2 days away, hurrah! Looking forward to getting a more accurate due date hopefully.

By the way is anyone else on here not opting for any of the screening tests? They were asking me about the NT test and I was torn - I definitely don't want any of the more invasive screening tests like amnio but was wondering whether I should opt for the NT bloods (didn't have them with DS1 & 2). DH and I are firmly of the opinion that it makes no difference as to whether we would continue with the pregnancy so would it be entirely pointless?

Champagne sorry you are feeling so awful. Might be worth getting checked out - have you been to the GP/ hospital? Dehydration can be dangerous. The sickness/heat combination is a killer so can't imagine how much worse it it must be having a cold on top of it. (I do remember having stinking colds and not being able to take anything for them in my previous pregnancies) If you can stomach it, I'd suggest making honey and lemon drinks (in warm weather I put in enough boiling water to dissolve the honey then top up with cold water and ice cubes.

Bearfrills glad you managed to change MW and have your scan all booked now :-)

Bearfrills Mon 22-Jul-13 11:05:42

With DS I had the NT scan, with the one we lost at 15w I had the combined NT+blood test, with DD I had no tests other than scans. I'm not having any of the tests this time either as it won't make a difference, I won't have an amnio or other invasive testing. The hospital were fine about it last time, they just asked if I was aware of the tests and that there's only a limited window for NT, blood serum screening, etc. I said yes and that was it, no pressure to comply or change my mind.

tinypolkadot Mon 22-Jul-13 11:13:58

Ahoy I’ve cried at that Natwest Advert too! DH and I are moving into our own house in a couple of months (after renting for years and years) so that advert really touched me!

It was my birthday on Saturday and I cried at the card DH gave me as he made a comment about it being my last birthday where is was just the two of us <sob> I also ended up with my head in the toilet at the end of the night – just like the old days, but without the alcohol! hmm

I’ve been feeling really sick and really tired recently, waiting for this miracle moment when I wake up and feel normal that everyone is telling me about.

Oh, and I’m in Bedfordshire, and very excited about the royal baby!

11+6 today and scan tomorrow! Hooray! grin

sc0ttishlass Mon 22-Jul-13 12:17:40

morning everyone - if you guys dont mind, ill attempt to scroll through the previous messages and make a list of everyone? will then post the list.. and we can then keep up to date if anyone new joins? may take some time (primarily as I'm at work so will do tonight probably!) smile hope everyone is having a good day! xx

littlestgirlguide Mon 22-Jul-13 12:22:12

I'm having all the screening tests, even though we will go ahead with the pregnancy whatever. I would draw the line at an amnio though. I has one of those last time and it was awful, never again. I just think I would rather be prepared for what is coming.

Poor kate! What a moment to have your photo taken! And the press making stupid comments like 'William is with her' well yes, I should hope so!
I think it's a girl and they call her Charlotte.

juliet2013 Mon 22-Jul-13 12:55:19

Hi everyone, is there room for a latecomer to the thread? I am due 1 Feb with DC2. Sorry to those of you who have been ill, must be terrible especially in this heat, and congrats to those who have had scans already and seen their lovely babies.

I am pretty much symptomless which obviously is great in one sense as running around after a toddler whilst feeling ill would be a nightmare but is also worrying me, especially after a miscarriage a few years ago. Am looking forward to my scan on Wednesday and hopefully putting my mind at rest!

Hi cubano - I am in Durham too!

tinypolkadot Mon 22-Jul-13 13:07:04

Hi Sc0ttishlass we've a stats thread here www.mumsnet.com/Talk/antenatal_clubs/1767134-February-2014-Stats-Thread
Thought I'd better point it out, don't want you to spend all your spare time making a list when you could be sat with your feet up instead!

Not sure how up to date it is though! Might be nice to paste the list on here every now and again.

Sassy20 Mon 22-Jul-13 13:24:17

Didn't realise we had a stats list - adding myself on now smile

juliet2013 Mon 22-Jul-13 13:28:20

Ah thanks for the link tiny - will add myself too!

Sassy20 Mon 22-Jul-13 13:30:39

Anyone know how you can copy and paste stats list on iPhone please - usual way of tapping on it not working!

Shropshiremummy2b Mon 22-Jul-13 13:55:49

Laura0007 thankfully I am busy at work (not too busy for this and Facebooks, obvs) and I have a uni friend who is home from Hong Kong who is staying tonight then I only have to wait until 9.15 tomorrow- eeeeek!

Do you think if my appt is at 9.15 that I'l be the first, or are they really only 15mins long? Also, I don't think I have to take anything, but at Booking in my MW gave me a wee bottle- is that for my 16 wk appt with her? Hate to say it but Baby Brain strikes again.

Fingers crossed theres something in there xxxxxx

laura0007 Mon 22-Jul-13 14:14:25

No you need to take your pee sample tomorrow and then they give you another empty bottle for your 16 week appt pee grin
At least it's at 9.15 so there is no waiting around, I imagine you'll be one of the first! I was scanned in about 10 mins then you have to go back into the waiting room for what feels like hours before the midwife calls you through!
Enjoy seeing babyshropshire!

Ruggle Mon 22-Jul-13 14:58:21

I had my first appointment with midwife (is this "booking in"?) on Saturday and had to fill in forms, and give lots of blood. The midwife was a bit useless. She prefilled forms to say I wanted screening for Downs before I had actually ticked the consent form. When I queried it (because I don't want the tests) she just said " Oh, didn't we discuss this already?".....erm, nope. She asked if I wanted to change my emergency contact (currently my sister) and I said yes, and asked her to put down my partner....but on the printout she gave me I still have my sister's details.
Grrr. Anyhow, scan is next week, and I'll be happy just to know there's a wee heart beating in there.
I have put on 2 kg since being pg. No idea if this is a lot or a little or average.....but I haven't been able to get into any of my jeans since 8 weeks! Struggling to find anything that fits the "feeling fat" stage. I'm only 5'1" so everything's being pushed forwards and giving me a big spare tyre. Anyone got suggestions of good shops for the inbetween stage?

10+3 today.

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jazzcat28 Mon 22-Jul-13 15:26:20

Very excited here about royal birth - if it's born before midnight it will share my birthday (and high chance of one of my names as first and middle are in the top bets so far)

My parents have gone nuts with excitement since we told them on Saturday. Mum has already been to mothercare for 'pram research' and dad is getting old my old cot to start sanding down.

Feeling very bloated and looking forward to a thunderstorm to clear the air!

Booking appointment weds - we have decided no NT testing as it won't make a difference to us.


littlestgirlguide Mon 22-Jul-13 15:59:03

Shropshire, if you are going to RSH for your scan you don't need to take a wee sample if it is just a scan - you just attend with a full bladder. Got my scan there on Friday morning!

vix206 Mon 22-Jul-13 17:15:13

I opted for nuchal and blood tests. Not because I would terminate if the results were bad, just that I had every expectation they would be low risk (which they are grin) and so it's something I don't have to worry about.

I didn't need to take a urine sample to my scan.

Bearfrills Mon 22-Jul-13 17:19:47

I've been checking out my obstetrician on the staff directory at work (I work in the hospital where I'll be delivering) and he's the same one my friend had, she says he's amazing.

I know they're not the done thing but had a little play with the home Doppler I bought when pregnant with DD and could hear a definite heartbeat thumping away as well as swishy movement sounds smile

I didn't have any tests last time, not sure what to do this time. I suppose I should as, breaking away from the pack here, im not sure what I would do in the event of an anomaly. all depends on what they found. I would have to consider the impact on all of us sad hopefully its a choice I will never have to make. a bit of me thinks that if I dont test I wont have to make choices. there is a lot to be said about sticking your head in the sand!
ds has been torturing me today by not napping and I really needed it as im off out tonight!

vix206 Mon 22-Jul-13 17:27:06

Bearfrills, despite being utterly flamed on the January thread (hence I've not returned), I've occasionally used mine and have loved hearing the heartbeat and the swooshes!

My gp told me little and often was absolutely fine as long as it didnt make me anxious. smile

CubanoHabana Mon 22-Jul-13 17:45:34

We're not having the nuchal scan but still the blood ones, we also said it would make no difference. We originally said we would have it, as it wouldn't hurt, but mw said if we ended up high risk, would it upset / make us stressed throughout the pregnancy when there is a chance it could be wrong... Decided in the end it wasn't worth it.

vix that sounds like they weren't the nicest on the jan thread?

CubanoHabana Mon 22-Jul-13 17:47:28

juliet which hospital are you thinking about? North durham?

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CubanoHabana Mon 22-Jul-13 18:18:10

champagne completely agree about the judgmental-ness of mums net... Reading some Aibu threads and just think 'jikes' some people are just plain nasty and won't ever consider compromising! Suppose you gotta take some pele with a pinch of salt... Do agree thou, everyone on this that has been lovely!

vix206 Mon 22-Jul-13 18:40:10

There was just a few people on there who thought dopplers are dangerous and that I was putting my baby at risk. I wasn't a regular poster like I am on here so I think they just ganged up on me a little bit. But that's fine, I much prefer you lovely lot gringringrin

Sassy20 Mon 22-Jul-13 18:40:58

I've opted for ns and blood tests. Think it's important to know if I'm high risk as need to consider the impact on dd more than myself and dh. Hopefully there'll be nothing to worry about.
I too predict a girl for the royal baby smile

HarlemWobble Mon 22-Jul-13 18:46:19

Afternoon all!

Hope your scan went well today gnitting and good luck for yours tomorrow shropshire

sugarmice my scan is booked in for the same day as yours, I hope the next 2 weeks go quickly for us!

I'm feeling very icky today, am hungry but can't find anything I can stomach to eat. On the plus side I haven't puked yet today (touches wood)

10+4 today

juliet2013 Mon 22-Jul-13 18:51:40

cubano do you mean university hospital? (everyone seems to call it different things!) If so, yes, that's where I'm planning. It was an obvious choice when I had DD as it is very near our house and had heard good things about it. I ended up staying in for a few nights with DD and generally had a good experience so no reason to change for DC2.

To be honest, I'm not sure of the other options anyway. Where are you thinking? Was it you on an earlier thread who mentioned the different ratings of maternity units in Durham? (I was lurking back then and didn't feel confident enough to join until a bit further down the line!!)

CubanoHabana Mon 22-Jul-13 19:01:50

Yes juliet that was me, we only recently moved here, was in South Shields before and all friends with babies are in Newcastle, so only know about hospitals that end... Yep I mean the university one, other options I was told about were darlo and bishop. Looking like its going to be university for me, or still possibly RVI.

misskatamari Mon 22-Jul-13 19:13:35

I was really reluctant to join mumsnet as I though it would be full of judgemental yummymummy types but my friend recommended joining for the antenatal threads and luckily you guys are all lovely! smile It really does depend where you go though, most people I have come across in other forums are supportive and nice but there are some right mardy arses out there too!

Ruggle I am well and truly in the fat stage! had to go out today with most of my jeans buttons open! I bought a size up the other day but they are annoying and falling down so i need to fatten up a bit before i wear those I think. I was in debenhams the other day and found a great skirt tho spotty hearts which has an elasticated waist so I figure it can grow with me for a while!

Test wise were having the nuchal one - hopefully just to put our minds at rest. So exciting how many people are having scans!

juliet2013 Mon 22-Jul-13 19:15:52

Do you mind me asking how to find the info about ratings cubano ? Wouldn't mind a read of them myself! As I said, I had a good experience at University and most of my friends with children had their babies there with no complaints. The Bishop Auckland maternity led unit sounds great but I would like the option of an epidural if necessary! On the other hand, if you're not too far from RVI I have heard the new unit is brilliant.

EeyoreIsh Mon 22-Jul-13 19:21:00

We're having the nuchal but nothing invasive. We wouldn't terminate but we'd like to know if we're high/low risk.

I'd love to hear my baby on a doppler! vix, you're very welcome on this thread (especially since you started it!). I've never heard of it being bad for baby, just that it can be stressful of you can't find a heartbeat.

tinypolkadot Mon 22-Jul-13 19:44:04

cubano I grew up in south shields and used to live in Durham before we moved down south! Small world smile

We probably won't go for any invasive tests, fingers crossed we won't need to

Thingymajigs Mon 22-Jul-13 19:49:43

We are having the test just for peace of mind. Having older children and one with autism does make me question whether I would be able to care for another SN family member. But when it comes down to it we know we'd never terminate anyway so it is a bit pointless other than helping to prepare us.
Oh hi sugar. Where do you think you are going to give birth? I'm going to attempt another birth at St mary's midwifery unit. I just have to convince the consultant at LGH that I'm low risk first.

Bearfrills Mon 22-Jul-13 20:01:07

I bought the Doppler as I'd had a second trimester mmc before having DD and it was gentle reassurance for me, I think so long as they're used sparingly and as entertainment/bonding then there's no harm. I limit myself to once or twice a month and I've never, ever used it in place of medical advice - the two times I was worried about DDs movements I didn't even look at the Doppler, I went straight to MAU.

I'm having this one at RVI, I had DS and DD there and it's really good.

I'm irrationally annoyed at DH tonight and I've upset him, which I feel awful about. I went to work leaving him to do tea. Spag Bol and, though I usually just leave him to it, I asked him to please keep it simple as I can't handle big flavours right now. He's puréed green beans, spinach, broccoli, and carrots along with the tomatoes/onion/garlic to make a hidden veg sauce. Only trouble is that all I could taste was green. I had one mouthful, retched, and couldn't eat anymore. He got annoyed, I got annoyed, he's never cooking again, I'm never eating his cooking again, blah blah blah.

CubanoHabana Mon 22-Jul-13 20:21:36

Wow, it is a small world isn't it tiny I was born in South Shields and hubby is from durham.

juliet if you go on the nhs website, it brings up quality care reports http://www.cqc.org.uk/directory/rxpcp?referer=widget1
and also Wikipedia (I know this can be changed by public) also specifically says about inspections.

bear my Dh is also being annoying, all I want is for him to make dinner, I'm feeling off again, just want chicken Kiev and mashed potato and he is being a complete whine, saying that he has had a review at work today which wasn't the best and he wouldnt cook, he just wants a McDonald's, but I would have to go and get it, as I compromise, I suggested takeaway pizza but no he doesn't want one... Grr... So I am now making tea... Hope this will change after scan.

And don't even get me started on him and the cats!

misskatamari really like that skirt, I'm definitely struggling at the moment... It's ok when I am home and not likely to see anyone but currently running a 2 week summer school and not only having to come up with excuses not to do some of the activities but struggling with clothes!

misskatamari Mon 22-Jul-13 20:23:52

Oh no bear hmm pregnancy hormones are horrid for causing such tiffs! I was sobbing the other day because DH got home and I came half way down stairs to talk to him as he came half way up and he tried to move past me but I had started to go up and we got a bit muddled up confused then he needed the loo but I needed a wee so started crying! For about 20 minutes! I did feel really sick at the time so I'm blaming that for my completely doolally reaction to nothing lol!

DawnOfTheDee Mon 22-Jul-13 20:30:54

Evening ladies and welcome newbies!

Been away for a wedding this weekend and told our old uni mates our news. Feels a bit weird having told them and not DH's parents. Reason we haven't told inlaws yet is they can sometimes have really weird reactions to big news like this. They're fine once they get their heads round it but it's like they have a reflex to say something totally inappropriate or upsetting or just..odd.

With DD it was "Oh no! You've just given us something else to worry about for a few months!" confused

With this one I'm guessing they'll panic about the fact we only have 2 bedrooms. Fx they'll be fine but i'm just preparing myself.

Anyway I have my 12 week scan tomorrow am - very excited!

littlestgirlguide Mon 22-Jul-13 20:33:09

Im absolutely starving ATM, all the time! I an having to eat 6-7 times a day to stop my belly rumbling. I'm doing my best to make it healthy but failing fairly often! Just eaten a bit bowl of rather yummy 'bolognaise' (the inverted commas are because no Italian would add Worcester sauce and grated carrot to a bolognaise sauce!) but it had some home-grown red chillies in and and I am now roasting! Still considering seconds though...
What is everyone snacking on at the moment? I need healthy snacks that can live in my bag/desk drawer and I can eat discreetly between conducting interviews!

littlestgirlguide Mon 22-Jul-13 20:34:23

And how did today's scans go?!

Bearfrills Mon 22-Jul-13 20:36:11

Popcorn is my snack of choice and frozen Malteasers

littlestgirlguide Mon 22-Jul-13 20:38:20

Ooooh - and Kate's had a boy!

tiegysmum Mon 22-Jul-13 20:45:37

Hi all, we had our scan today and it showed us to be 12&4 and a new due date of the 30th Jan, but think ill just stick to following this thread if ok? Our eldest daughter was a few weeks early and the 2nd was born bang on her due date but who knows this time? I was really apprehensive prior to the scan (I don't know why) feeling so relieved and happy now... Now to hit the shops lol x

jazzcat28 Mon 22-Jul-13 20:59:20

tiegy congrats on the scan! How far out were you based on your dates then? I think my GP has me a few days out

What's your first purchase going to be? It's my first pregnancy and DH has banned me from buying anything until after the scan so am very jealous you are now off shopping!

misskatamari Mon 22-Jul-13 21:01:47

Awww congrats on your scan grin its so exciting seeing little baby in there!

Littlest I know what you mean! I can't stop eating - and alas keep reaching for crisps! I'm gonna do a food shop tomorrow and try to buy some healthier things now I'm not repulsed my most foods! Gonna probably get carrots and celery to have with houmous, some nuts (almonds and cashews) some dried fruit, school bars and those bear fruit things are pretty good too (in the whole foods aisle usually). Oooh and choc orange nakd bars I love them! Really wanna try and lay off the sugar and salt if i can as I've been terrible up to now, which is so unlike me as normally I think sugar is the devils food.
Really good idea about popcorn bear - I think ill make some tomorrow as well!

I managed to cook enchiladas tonight and eat them with salad so I'm definitely starting to feel better - now I just need to stop getting tired after about an hour of activity! We've booked a few days away in York in Afew weeks and I really hope I have a bit more energy by then (or I might be having sneaky naps on park benches to get through the day!)

misskatamari Mon 22-Jul-13 21:03:08

Oh my god I am so sick of constantly needing the loo as well! I'm drinking loads as I'm always thirsty but getting up from the sofa and climbing the stairs every half an hour is so annoying!

tiegysmum Mon 22-Jul-13 21:26:32

Thank you, Jazz my dates where out by about 5 days! Haven't a clue what I'm going to buy but know I NEED to buy something lol... Think I've got about 4 other pages open, mostly browsing clothes & prams but won't be buying that just yet, just something small (ish) to satisfy the urge lol.. There's too much choice! X

misskatamari Mon 22-Jul-13 21:55:07

I am so confused by the whole pram and car seat selection! There are just so many I have no idea how I am supposed to choose! I had a brief look at some today and I have no clue what I should be looking for! Definitely need to research for when the time comes to buy!

laura0007 Mon 22-Jul-13 22:06:12

I like the icandy peach jogger! That's the one I've got my eye on at the minute. Just need to win the lottery to buy all the different attachments!

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HarlemWobble Mon 22-Jul-13 22:25:46

I'm now craving carrots with houmous misskatamari, wonder if I could persuade DH to go out and get some grin

Did anyone else get a bit teary eyed at the royal baby birth announcement? DH thinks I'm being a complete loon! I'm blaming pg hormones

sunflowered Mon 22-Jul-13 22:36:02

champagne when I was little I used to get honey melted in a bit of hot water with plenty of lemon juice. I'm not sure what good it did but I loved the taste.

lyndsey90 Mon 22-Jul-13 23:27:15

Harlem I got a bit teary
Silly hormones!!

Bearfrills Mon 22-Jul-13 23:38:03

I agree, h

lyndsey90 Mon 22-Jul-13 23:39:37

bear your phone sucks haha!!!!

Bearfrills Mon 22-Jul-13 23:44:35

I agree, honey and hot lemonade. Also blackcurrant cordial made up with hot water and two paracetamol alongside - like a Lemsip without the 'not suitable for pregnancy' bits.

My first purchases will be a carrycot and a crib. I've already got my buggy, we got a Phil and Ted Explorer as DS was only 2yo when DD was born, then we upgraded it to the P&T Dot (the smaller model). I'll be buying the toddler seat for DD and the carrycot attachment for the baby. The crib will be for my front room as it'll be sturdier than a Moses basket, we had a basket for DD and within a fortnight the sides were sagging thanks to DS constantly pulling on them to get a look at the baby.

Bearfrills Mon 22-Jul-13 23:45:22

My phone seriously does suck! DH has offered me his, I'm going to take him up on the offer grin

tinypolkadot Tue 23-Jul-13 05:32:54

Woken by the thunder and lightening, the one morning I can lie in!

I remember listening to Mardy Bum with dh when I first met him champagne and he asked me what mardy meant, I was hmm I thought everyone knew too!

sunflowered Tue 23-Jul-13 05:59:51

tiny I got woken up too. It's also my day off sad

tinypolkadot Tue 23-Jul-13 06:07:47

Rubbish isn't it? I know I'll be feeling rough later because I'll be tired, grr. At least it's cooled down a bit!

HarlemWobble Tue 23-Jul-13 07:35:29

Hope you managed to get some relief from your symptoms champagne, lots of good suggestions from the others!

Sorry to those woken by the storms. I think it passed us at around 2am, which coincided with one of my many toilet runs, and it didnt stick around too long, so no sleep disruption thankfully.

Glad it wasn't just me lyndsey smile

Reading back on my post yesterday I realised I've dated myself a week ahead of where I actually am. Stupid baby brain! 9+5 today.

cantrillium Tue 23-Jul-13 07:38:48

Champagne you need to gargle salt water every couple of hours it works my doctor recommended it with my previous pregnancy. It takes down all the swelling.

EeyoreIsh Tue 23-Jul-13 08:00:10

honey and lemon really does work for a sore throat and cold. a teaspoon of honey and half a lemon. I'd normally add a splash of brandy but maybe not now! I hope you feel better soon.

I slept for 11 hours last night, it was bliss. Other than waking up at 3.30 to a nightmare that I was miscarrying sad I'm getting increasingly nervous about my scan on Friday.

I'm 12 weeks today grin according to my app, most women don't feel nausea at this stage. I wish!

There are only a few snacks I can stomach at the moment. Dried fruit and the Apple nakd bars. yummy.

Thingymajigs Tue 23-Jul-13 08:19:36

Congrats on scans and all the upcoming ones this week. Everything seems to go much quicker after 10-11 weeks.
That is so strange eeyore. I also had a nightmare about miscarrying last night. I had become resigned to the situation before thinking that maybe I wasn't actually awake. I guess dreams just help us face our fears.
Such great news about Kate's baby boy. Everyone thought it was a girl, probably because of the morning sickness. Having avoided ms again I'd started to think there was no chance that I could be carrying a girl (two ds's). I guess it's back to 50/50. Stupid hormones made me weapy when I read Prince Charles' statement about the new arrival. confused

Bearfrills Tue 23-Jul-13 08:25:10

The dreams are weird. I always have really graphic dreams about dropping the baby. Not in a 'haha, bear dropped the baby' way but sickeningly realistic dreams about accidentally dropping it into deep water or down concrete steps or out of windows sad Why do our minds do this?!

gnittinggnome Tue 23-Jul-13 08:29:36

Morning! Seconding cantrillium with the gargling with salt water - 2/3 teaspoon per large glass of warm water - it'll loosen mank and soothe your throat a lot, and you can do it fairly often as it's not "medical" iykwim.

The scan was great! I drank loads of water beforehand and then had to pee three times so they could get a clear picture! Really glad I did all the screening tests - I'm happier knowing as much as possible, and I'd read that the likelihood of a child with a problem at my age (34) was around 1 in 350, but when they'd factored in all my results and measurements, that likelihood decreased nearly tenfold, so something like 1 in 2,550, so I am much, much happier for it. So now the scan picture is up on FB (shameless, I know) and we're finally out of the woods (fingers crossed).

I've been pushed forward a couple of days, to 13+2, so due date is Jan 26th, but much prefer to be in this thread! vix206 the Jan thread seemed a little down when I first looked at it!

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SugarMiceInTheRain Tue 23-Jul-13 10:35:33

thingy I will be having DC3 at LGH (where I had DS2). I am considered high risk (2 previous CS) and this one will almost certainly be a CS too. High chance of disproportion I think as I'm quite small built and when in labour with DS1, even though I was contracting and started dilating, he didn't descend confused

I may have the NT bloods just for info - I, too, have a child on the autistic spectrum already and whilst I dread to think how I'd cope with 2 SN children, I wouldn't terminate if I knew I was carrying a child with Downs. I have worked with some wonderful children with Downs Syndrome, and there is an excellent SN school on our doorstep.

Did anyone else get no sleep last night with all the storms? I am knackered today so the boys and I are having a pyjama day today. I will probably shower just before DH comes home then head off to work this evening! Til then it's going to be a lazy day grin

LittlePandaBear Tue 23-Jul-13 12:20:07

I've been having lots of strange dreams too, but I think it's because I'm waking up more in the night, and if you wake up more then you remember your dreams more (I think!).

I was sick for the first time yesterday - I thought I'd escaped the morning sickness at this stage! It was just so hot in the bathroom and I suddenly went all faint, had to sit on the loo and starting puking in my daughter's potty. blush. Luckily DD didn't see grin. Then 5 mins later I was absolutely fine again, although I'd missed my train to work and had to make up an excuse about why I was late. Sympathies to those who have regular sickness, I don't know how you cope day to day!

This morning I wasn't sick, although still didn't make it into work as lightning hit Manchester Piccadilly station causing chaos. I was stuck on my train for 1hr 20 mins (should be a 20 min journey!) and decided to come back home instead of getting a further train to the office, so am working from home. Luckily the train I was on was quite quiet so wasn't too traumatic. I'm not the best at concentrating on work from home, I hate it being quiet so have had This Morning on in the background...

Hope everyone has a good day!

11+5, and +2 until scan!

PS Cute babies on This Morning! smile

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misskatamari Tue 23-Jul-13 12:30:17

Littlepanda what a pain about the trains - although probably good to work from home for a day if you've been feeling a bit rough! Can't believe the crazy storms this morning - we're in Stockport and the thunder was loud!

Just caught the end of baby fashion on this morning. I really hate all the royal themed baby stuff but the boy in the guard (is that what they're called??) outfit was sooo cute!

I just can't believe how expensive some baby clothes are! Was looking at some in next yesterday and saw a really cute outfit to get my friends little new born boy but it was 15 quid and fit up to ONE MONTH!!! I was like "what?!?!?" I spend 15 quid on a top for me that will last me years! I think it's gonna be eBay for me as I just can't justify such a ridiculous cost for something that lasts no time! Much rather spend cash on days out etc (she says until she spots a super cute pitot and spends a shed load on it!). The worst tho was we went in toys are us and they had clothes for dolls that were just as much - for a DOLL?!? Lol I think I need to adjust my thinking or my kid is gonna be playing with mud and a cardboard box!

Milkandtwo Tue 23-Jul-13 12:42:02

Was feeling a bit narky after a crap nights sleep (the thunder and lightning over our house in Bristol was apocalyptic. It was like trying to sleep with an army of paparazzi dong flash photography at the foot of my bed) and a package arrived this morning. DH had only gone and bought a doppler! Cue mixed emotions from me as I have a tendency towards the neurotic, which I'm trying to curb, so would have avoided buying one myself. But he wanted one for bonding and I don't want to deny him that (he was so excited) Well... wow - really strong loud heartbeat within about 10 seconds of looking for it! And you can hear placenta swooshing too. So surreal. Still doesn't seem real though! I think I will need an enormous bump before it all actually sinks in. Made a recording of the sound so I can put the doppler away and not get addicted to it! Now can't focus on work and am procrastinating by looking for ebay bargains, forum surfing and reading kit reviews!

tinypolkadot Tue 23-Jul-13 12:42:46

Just back from our scan and everything is ok! Babe was lying on it's side and then jumped up and waved its arms and legs towards the end grin had blood tests for nt test too.

Printer was playing up so have to wait for all the sonographers calculations to come in the post.

£2.50 per photo! Yikes!

12 weeks today

Ruggle Tue 23-Jul-13 12:44:05

Anyone trying to shift eczema in pregnancy? I've been told by several pharmacists not to use any steroid creams at all....not even a little bit....so this morning I tried some emulsifying ointment and had a reaction to it...So now I have no idea what I can use. I bought some Aveeno cream, but at £6.99 for a small tube it isn't very practical!! I doubt it's available on prescription. Seems to be keeping my hands hydrated OK, but no idea if it will help clear my ezcema (which is mega bad at the moment because of all the fruit I've been eating). I scratch like a loon at night, especially in this heat. Any ideas?

misskatamari Tue 23-Jul-13 12:47:14

ive just posted an update in stats thread too with my location on after it was suggested earlier.

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LittlePandaBear Tue 23-Jul-13 12:52:22

Hi Misskatamari - I'm in Stockport too - will you have your baby at Stepping Hill?

The boy in the guard outfit was £180!!! Next clothes are lovely but agree they can be a bit pricey, although they do tend to wash well so better value when your child gets older and doesn't grow out of them so quick! H&M is a good place for cute clothes that don't break the bank.

Milkandtwo - must be lovely to hear baby's heartbeat. The myth is that if it sounds like a train, it's a boy, and if it sounds like a galloping horse, it's a girl!

Tiny - great news on your scan! My photos are £2 so you must live down south smile

misskatamari Tue 23-Jul-13 12:53:00

ooooh tiny im glad your scan went well! So amazing seeing baby moving isn't it!

Milkandtwo that is so exciting about the doppler. I'd be scared to get one too incase i freaked out when couldn't hear anything but it is very tempting! Which one do you have?

Ruggle, i don't know if this will help but i had eczema on my eyebrow and eyelid in the run up to wedding and i used decleor prolagene gel on it which really helped. It is pricey though so might not be great for large areas. It might be worth seeing if you can get a sample to try out from one of the decleor counters (john lewis usually have them). Ive heard that running a bath through oats is suppsoed to help to (i think you put them in some tights or something and let the water flow through them - i kid you not!) and apparently that is very soothing. Sorry I can't be more help. I really feel for you, i've only had it in flare ups and its bloody awful! Hopefully someone else will have some more suggestions for you.

jazzcat28 Tue 23-Jul-13 13:01:20

milk what brand do you have? I'm very tempted to get one to help with bonding satisfy my curiosity !!

EeyoreIsh Tue 23-Jul-13 13:05:59

tiny I'm glad your scan went well.

I went into meltdown mode this morning after my miscarriage nightmare! I'm so scared of having another one. And work has been a bit shit, I've had enough of them taking the piss when I'm on reduced hours and feel sick all day. So basically tears all morning!

I hope things will get easier soon!

Ruggle Tue 23-Jul-13 13:11:53

Thanks Champagne and Misskatamari. I hadn't thought of trying Neutrogena, though I seem to remember not getting along with it very well in the past.
The oats idea is interesting. Aveeno cream actually contains oatmeal, so that kind of makes sense.
I've got so many allergies it's ridiculous. The usual ways to manage them are all no-nos in pregnancy. The pharmacist said antihistamines are out too....so I have to be extra careful to avoid food allergies, which are my worst.
At least my morning sickness seems to have stopped (fingers crossed)....so that's one less thing to have to deal with!

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Sprite21 Tue 23-Jul-13 13:27:10

I never seem to get on here as often as others to post so I always feel out of the loop, but oh well...
Misskatamari baby clothes are ridiculously expensive especially as they grow out of them so fast. We bought most of ours at NCT nearly new sales and car boot sales! They barely wear them at that stage so all the clothes were like new condition and you can pick and choose. That or ebay works well but it's more difficult to see what you're getting online.If it's another girl we're all set but if it's a boy we will need some new stuff.

So I finally had my 12 week scan this morning (or what I thought was 12 week) and I was dated at 10+4 according to the measurements. This is too small to do the proper tests so I have to go back at 12 weeks. I'm a little disappointed as I thought I had made it past the magic 12 week mark but at least I got to see bubs. Very cute, in my humble opinion (I know, only a mother).
I'm also having some disturbing dreams and agree it's related to disturbed sleep and pregnancy. Wish I could forget them quickly.

Sprite21 Tue 23-Jul-13 13:29:29

Champagne LOL, that sounds really unpleasant. We've had a group of buddhists move in across the street and every night at bedtime they begin chanting in this very annoying tone for at least 20 minutes. It drives me nuts.
Okay, I only assume they're buddhists, could be some other religious group. Still bloody annoying.

Milkandtwo Tue 23-Jul-13 13:32:00

jazzcat28 and misskatamari he got this one:
LittlePandaBear - when I make those sounds in my head they both have the same rhythm so not sure what is meant to differentiate them! Possibly a faint neighing or a station announcement as additional? Shall listen out very carefully next time.

Milkandtwo Tue 23-Jul-13 13:32:23

oh, and I am 11 +3

littlestgirlguide Tue 23-Jul-13 13:33:45

Just been out in my lunch break to see if I could find some Trousers that fit - in my whole town of Shrewsbury, which is not massive but a decent shopping town, there are 2 rails in mothercare and some in H&M. I don't want to shop online! Argggh!

Milkandtwo Tue 23-Jul-13 13:35:06

and ruggle - I like E45 cream for eczema

misskatamari Tue 23-Jul-13 13:45:14

Eeyore, sorry your work are taking the piss - they sound a nightmare sad Can you speak to them about it? Maybe explain that the doctor has deemed to fit for work only if it is reduced hours - if they don't stick to this you might end up signed off (or something similar). Very annoying when work is unsupportive - I think most people just have no idea how hard early pregnancy is (I know I didn't before going through it). I hope you can manage to stick to the reduced hours a bit more, its unfair that they are making you feel so crap. Big hugs.

Littlepanda - yep planning on stepping hill. Apparently the midwife led unit is lovely so I'm hoping for there as midwife says i'm low risk. Apparently you can go and look round on certain evenings (I think they said Tues and Thurs) as they do tours at half 6. Definitely wanna go and have a looksie and see what it's like. Stepping Hill has a bit of a bad rep for some things obviously but apparently the maternity things are really good which is promising. I'm looking into doing a hypnobirthing course there too as think I want to do that and maybe have a water birth, and need to look into NCT classes and stuff, get my name on before they book up!

Champagne your neighbours sound very annoying! I bloody hate hearing people play instruments badly! A girl I lived with at uni decided to teach herself the saxophone and i wanted to throw the bloody thing out of the window! I hope they shut up soon. Sorry you're still feeling crap. I'd definitely try the honey and lemon for the cold. A lot of people swear by apply cider vinegar too (just add it to the honey and lemon) although its probably a bit of an old wives tale.

Glad your scan went well sprite although it must be annoying to have the dates changed. Atleast you know baby is doing well smile

milkandtwo the doppler looks good. I am tempted to get one but might wait until after my scan next week. DH will probably be like "are you mad why do you want one of those?". I bet its so cool being able to hear the heart beat in the comfort of your own home smile

misskatamari Tue 23-Jul-13 13:47:59

Its bloody annoying isn't it littlest - have you thought of the trouser extender things you can get from mommas and pappas?

I don't even understand how to buy maternity clothes - do you just buy your size? Does it depend how big the bump is? I went to the nearest big shopping centre a few weeks ago and pretty much nowhere had maternity stuff! very annoying indeed!

misskatamari Tue 23-Jul-13 13:49:26

Gosh I'm a right chatter box today! Been feeling knackered and a bit sick and its now summer hols so im still in PJs on the sofa browsing the internet - should step away and be productive and stop thread hogging!!!

SugarMiceInTheRain Tue 23-Jul-13 13:54:08

Another one having lots of vivid dreams, mostly of a romantic nature and not with people I have previously found attractive blush Must be those crazy hormones. But the worst thing is that once I wake up I can't get them out of my head! AArggghh!

I need some trousers that will do for the transition before I really fit my maternity stuff. My maternity jeans etc will all fall down right now but none of my trousers (apart from leggings) will fit. I am wearing a summery dress (which is technically a maternity one which I caved and bought a couple of weeks ago) with no defined waistline so it doesn't look to maternity-ish yet but gives me space to breathe!

I have also found something I can eat - crunchy nut cornflakes. Got through half a box in the last 2 days, and I also made some yummy Reese's style chocolate peanut butter slice which I'm munching through. Hmmm, healthy... Still at least I'm keeping it down for a change!

On the eczema front, we use the oats in tights trick - works well for DS2's eczema. Hold it under the tap whilst the bath runs, then use it as a sponge to wipe all over the area affected - leaves a slimy, moisturising coating which washes off. Certainly soothes it and DS2 loves it. Also provides a use for the dozens of pairs of laddered tights I seem to possess! [confused!] It's really unpleasant not being able to take antihistamines whilst pg. I am allergic to cat hair and we were at SIL's yesterday (they have 2 kittens) and my eyes and throat were itching and my nose streaming by the time we left.

Milkandtwo Tue 23-Jul-13 14:14:38

* misskatamari * I'm not in maternity clothes yet (though some of my tighter clothes are out) but I have bought some: I was in London for the day on Saturday so seized the opportunity to go to Topshop maternity and H&M mama etc (as they're relatively cheap and the oxford st stores have big ranges - my local ones have about 3 items!) I knew I'd be in need in about 4 weeks and cursing a missed opportunity otherwise.

The H&M jeans I could actually wear now if it was cool enough - I got the black skinny jeans that have jersey to go over the bump and they fit just like normal jeans (you buy your pre-pregnancy size or a size up if you've put on a bit of weight on the bum and thighs etc) If I fold down the jersey bit for the bump they look just like a normal pair of really comfy jeans! Also got maternity over bump leggings from topshop that I could wear now if I wanted and fold down as they're not baggy. The tops I will wait until I have a proper bump as they dwarf me a bit at the moment!

My issue at the moment is not wanting to wear anything figure hugging while I'm in this stage of not looking pregnant but just looking larger than I'm accustomed to (and therefore comfortable with). Looking forward to looking 'properly' pregnant and then I can ditch the baggy shapeless stuff and flaunt the bump!

Going on holiday in a week and I can't fit into my shorts but definitely don't want to buy any larger ones as I wear them so rarely! Ditto all my bikinis now my waps have grown to epic proportions. Awkward.

laura0007 Tue 23-Jul-13 14:28:48

Glad your scan went well tiny!!

Come on Shropshire yours was this morning where are you?! grin

I got a few maternity bits from new look the other day. They seemed to be the only shop with a decent range in and I already fit into most of it!

I am feeling seriously exhausted and have achieved NOTHING in work today blush

I saw upthread about anti-histamines and thought I would post this from my best friend, a hospital pharmacist (I had this for another friend on fb)
No evidence of harm with any over the counter antihistamines- manufacturers just cover themselves where no dr is taking responsibility for prescribing. Sedating ones likes piriton (chlorphenamine) are older so there is a lot more experience of using them- in fact they are often used for morning sickness (both of my babies have had lots of these in utero!) Apparently there is a risk of sedation in the baby if used right at the end, but I'm thinking that means last few days! Non- sedating ones like loratadine and cetirizine are also fine, and more practical for use in the daytime if you don't just want to sleep!
Generally, the advice is always going to be avoid all drugs (chemicals, fun...) where there could be any risks, but these drugs are pretty innocuous and as with most things it's more about lack of testing in pregnancy (ethics!) than evidence of any actual risk

Champagnebubble Tue 23-Jul-13 14:47:25

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I never EVER found the hb with a home doppler when expecting ds but then I found out that I had an anterior placenta so even mw struggled with palpatations etc.... (she always found the hb but never looked for it until my 24wk appointment)

As you can see, I'm still achieving NOTHING in work grin

misskatamari Tue 23-Jul-13 15:25:53

There's a sale on ASOS and some maternity clothes are half price in case anyone was after a bargain grin

vix206 Tue 23-Jul-13 15:40:22

Sale at JojoMamanBebe too. I got some gorgeous clothes.

lumpylumps Tue 23-Jul-13 18:17:48

Ruggle you should get aveeno on prescription, my boys both have it. If not you can get it off ebay cheaper than in the shops.

rueyrichardson Tue 23-Jul-13 18:32:47

I second the ASOS recommendation!

lyndsey90 Tue 23-Jul-13 19:37:48

Ahhhh thrush sad


juliet2013 Tue 23-Jul-13 20:07:01

Wow this thread moves fast!

Thanks for the ratings link yesterday cubano - will have a good read!

Glad the scan went well Tiny . Annoying that the dates are different to what you thought sprite but on the positive side you do get to see your baby again in a few weeks smile

Misskatamari agree baby clothes are sooo expensive. Definitely worth checking out ebay bundles but also charity shops are worth a look. Can be a bit hit and miss but recently just picked up a load of next clothes in 0-3m (for my sister due in a few weeks) for 75p / £1 per item! I was very pleased with myself!

Sprite21 Tue 23-Jul-13 20:12:57

Vix, cheers on the heads up for the jojo sale. I just picked up a new coat for £35! That and a couple of other things. Last time I was pregnant was due in September so I didn't need a coat.
Lynsey sympathies on the thrush. As if pregnancy isn't uncomfortable enough.
Misskatamari thanks for the happy vibes, there is no such thing as thread hogging, just being a productive thread contributor smile

Sprite21 Tue 23-Jul-13 20:15:06

Juliet, I know, I just cross posted with you! Yes, lovely to see the baby. Do you have your scan date yet?

lyndsey90 Tue 23-Jul-13 20:18:30

Still at work! 6 day straight when not pregnant is tiring. Roll on my lie in tomorrow.

Getting a lot of growing aches today. It's comforting as I don't really have any preg symptoms smile

mrscookie78 Tue 23-Jul-13 21:02:47

evening ladies, crikey. I've only just caught up with the thread and can't remember half of it. blush
could you add me to the stats please, im due 8th feb and im Berkshire.

I have all my maternity clothing from last time so im hoping it will be suitable for the time of year when I need it.

Have the ladies who need excema cream tried eperderm from the doctors? I find that works really well for my hands.

scan day next Tuesday, bit excited and a bit nervous.

misskatamari Tue 23-Jul-13 21:19:44

Gosh Lyndsey you must be dead on your feet! Get lots of rest tomorrow!

I bought some Asos stuff - just hope it fits as I'm never sure what bloody size to order anyway never mind factoring in bump growth!

Gosh we had a bloody nightmare today! I ran a bath and there was too much water in it so I opened the plug to let it drain - and it just didn't go anywhere! I started moving it to the sink with a cup (didn't seem to make much difference) then got the plunger out - which just filled the bath with crap and the water just seemed to rise! Plumber coming tomorrow and thank god my neighbour let me go round for a shower! Bloody hope they can fix it easily as I love my baths - I can happily sit in one for 2 hours especially when feeling rough!

Sassy20 Tue 23-Jul-13 21:33:09

Is anyone else experiencing mood swings - one minute I'm ranting at dh and the next crying and cuddling him! I really hate the raving lunatic I become in pregnancy!

Can someone please add me to stats please as can't do it on my iPhone - this is dc2 due on 19th Feb and I'm in Leeds. Thanks smile

juliet2013 Tue 23-Jul-13 21:38:44

Scan is tomorrow sprite ! Mixture of being excited to see the baby but also nervous that everything is ok!

sassy - I will attempt to add you onto the list now!

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Shropshiremummy2b Tue 23-Jul-13 22:58:55

Best day of my life laura0007!!! It was beyond amazing, I had got so worked up I was crying when I walked in, she started to ask me my date of birth then just said 'shall we just get on with it instead?!'- so we did! It took several attempts for the downs test as it wouldn't stop moving, then I had to go for a walk, empty my bladder then fill it again! They finally got it though! Spent the whole day texting the scan photo to friends! The bad news is my new date is 1st Feb, we are no longer date twins sad and I am now on the cusp of being ousted from this group!

Although what I thought would be a 15min appt took two hours, it was incredible. I think I might actually sleep tonight!

I buy almost all my clothes from ASOS so nothing will change there! But, littlest, I found a few maternity things in Shrewsbury Topshop in the Buy it Now rail FYI.

NOW 12+4 DC1 EDD 1/2/14 in Shrewsbury! Wooop!

Thisisfreakingmeout Wed 24-Jul-13 05:14:39

Glad to hear the scans are going well. I am desperate for mine and I have to wait for another 8 days!

Still pretty much symptomless at 12+1.

Sassy20 Wed 24-Jul-13 05:32:14

Thanks Juliet.

Glad I'm not the only one Champagne! My dh was at least slightly prepared from when I was pregnant with dd - all he keeps saying is 'oh yes now I remember!' smile

laura0007 Wed 24-Jul-13 06:58:25

Yay Shropshire I'm glad it went well! Although now I'm the only one in the group due on the 3rd! I've got my next scan next Friday so the little monkey better behave or there will be trouble smile

vix206 Wed 24-Jul-13 07:10:19

Shropshire you're perfectly safe in the Feb group grin look at me due mid January and I'm not going anywhere smilesmilesmile

Glad your scan went so well.

littlestgirlguide Wed 24-Jul-13 07:28:14

Fan news Shropshire!! So glad it went well.
Will look in Topshop today then - though I've been in there since I was at Uni, I will feel very old!

vix206 Wed 24-Jul-13 07:59:26

I got some lovely clothes in top shop last time I was pregnant.

littlestgirlguide Wed 24-Jul-13 08:42:59

Grrr, you call tell I'm still half asleep.
*FAB news...
*NOT been in there since...

misskatamari Wed 24-Jul-13 08:53:06

Champagne try not to worry yourself. It is no your fault at all that you've been so sick. I'm sure everything will be absolutely fine at your scan - I know it hard not to worry though.

Ugh sick again today for the first time in about a week. I guess atleast it comes and goes now and isn't every day. Thank god I'm on summer hols an no longer feeling guilty about being signed off!

spritesoright Wed 24-Jul-13 09:06:04

I have namechanged from Sprite21 but it's still me, just decided to get rid of the number.

Shropshire, so glad your scan went well. It is amazing seeing that little life inside. Juliet,do keep us posted on the scan. Exciting it's tomorrow!
I don't know why, I felt really nervous until she pointed out the heartbeat and then I was fine and could be happy.

ChocoFrog Wed 24-Jul-13 09:36:41

Morning all and hope everyone is feeling well today.

All the happy scan news is great and for all those still waiting, every day is a step nearer. I've got mine tomorrow and excited but nervous too. Like you Champagne I have been struggling to eat and crucially drink enough the last few weeks and worrying it'll affect baby. So tired of feeling and being sick. All literature says I'll start to feel better at 12 weeks. Well 12 weeks is here and gone and I feel rougher than ever. Grrrr angry

I'm sure scan tomorrow will make me feel happier. Good luck to all with scans today smile


jazzcat28 Wed 24-Jul-13 09:42:35

Morning all!

Got my booking in appointment at lunchtime today and am very excited! I think I'm 10 weeks today but GP put me at 9+4 so will see what the midwife reckons. Hoping for a scan date within the next fortnight, the wait is killing me!

Sat here trying to drink pints of water in a bit to keep hydrated in anticipation of the pee sample and blood tests. Last time I had to have blood taken at this surgery they couldn't find a suitable vein and sent me to the hospital blood dept whose steely blood nurses got it first time

I know it's early days for us all but have you made your mind up on whether to find out the gender?

My parents are being quite pushy about keeping it a surprise but there's a little part of me and DH which wants to find out. At the moment we are looking at gender neutral nursery decor but my gut feels like we have a little boy in there and somehow the creams and lemons don't seem right...

ChocoFrog Wed 24-Jul-13 09:55:18

jazz we are thinking of finding out the gender too. First time round we didn't and it was lovely to have the surprise at the end of all that pain! But this time we think we might find out mainly because my 3yo DS will want to know. He really wants a little sister and if it turns out to be a boy it gives me a few months to prepare him for that. Still not 100% decided though so will see how the mood takes us at the time.

misskatamari Wed 24-Jul-13 10:00:00

Oooh good luck at booking in jazzcat! grin We're definitely gonna find out te gender! I am waaaaay too nosy not to find out. Plus I hate plain neutral colours like white etc so want to be able to buy colourful things for baby (to be fair if its a boy it'll probably have some bright pink baby grows anyway!). In terms of your ILs - maybe just don't tell them if you find out - still a surprise for them! It's your baby and its up to you and DH if you want to find out the gender.

Choco I know what you mean about wanting to feel better! According to my early scan I'm 12+1 and still feeling pretty shit. Much better than a few weeks ago but still not a useful functioning person hmm Ive booked 3 nights away in York from 5th August so bloody hoping I'm okay by then or it will be a holiday of afternoon naps!

jazzcat28 Wed 24-Jul-13 10:00:42

choco that's interesting - this is our first so it would be nice to keep it a surprise I guess but doesn't it make it tricky when it comes to buying things? We are going for white furniture and probably neutral decor for the nursery but prams come in so many funky colours these days! I quite fancy one in a nice turquoise or deep blue (mind is set on thinking we're having a boy) but it'd be pointless buying it in case it's a girl! I guess red is quite neutral...

jazzcat28 Wed 24-Jul-13 10:08:32

misskatamari I know it's ultimately our choice but my parents are being very generous in offering to buy our pram and moses basket. Plus I'm not sure my baby brain will manage to avoid slipping the odd he/she into conversation for the remainder of this pregnancy!

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lyndsey90 Wed 24-Jul-13 10:16:03

I definitely want to find out!! I can't wait to buy gender specific blankets, clothes, teddies etc smile OH said when baby is born, he's gonna go buy a teddy on the day smile

jazz my MIL is buying our pram too smile

lumpylumps Wed 24-Jul-13 10:21:52

We found out with ds1 but didn't tell anyone. Well, only my parents. It was a lovely little secret to keep and as I'm absolutely rubbish at keeping secrets, no one questioned me when I said we didn't know. I'd forgotten no one knew after the birth and couldn't understand why we were getting all 'oh wonderful, a boy' type comments!! We'll be finding out with this one too although in my head it's a boy. Not sure what I'd do with a girl!!

As for maternity clothes I had some lovely ones from New look last time.

Scan on Friday!!


ChocoFrog Wed 24-Jul-13 10:30:18

jazz we were really lucky in that we had clothes given from family who'd had both a boy and a girl so had things for both occurances. Mind you most of the baby grows and stuff was white for the first couple of months cos it's easier to do a hot wash with those. And be under no illusion you will need to do hot washes!! wink

We went for a red pram and black car seat (hides multitude of sins) and other stuff was bought once we knew.

Whatever you decide to do just make sure you do it for you. Don't let others decide how your pregnancy goes. If you find out I'm sure they won't mind knowing. It's still a lovely grandchild at the end of it grin

misskatamari Wed 24-Jul-13 10:43:56

OOooh Mamasandpapas sale has lots of maternity clothes sale grin

new look has some lovely looking things too! I bet half the stuff i've bought i'll have to take back as it won't fit but i figure its worth a shot if its half price! I'm looking forward to being out of the "fat stage" smile

lyndsey90 Wed 24-Jul-13 10:44:21

Ugh, nearly threw up for the first time this pregnancy! Brushed my tongue a little too much, had to sit down for 5 mins and focus myself to not be sick!!


shopart123 Wed 24-Jul-13 10:44:43

Scan today!!! So excited but also nervous!!!! Good luck to everyone else with scans approaching smile

lyndsey90 Wed 24-Jul-13 11:10:29

Oh god. Put Jeremy Kyle on lol. Started crying at the DNA results goddamn!!

jazzcat28 Wed 24-Jul-13 11:10:48

shopart how exciting! Let us know how it goes later <nosy>

Thingymajigs Wed 24-Jul-13 11:27:55

Thanks to you lot I've just lost 2 hours of my life looking at maternity clothes. grin I'm trying to be good though and to do the maternity and baby stage as frugally as possible.
I'm thinking as it'll be winter I need one good coat (which are currently going cheap as out of season), a couple of long sleeved tops, two pairs of jeans and one nice, dressy top. Figure I can layer with normal clothes I already have (cardigans, vest tops underneath etc) and I have some normal stretchy dresses to wear with maternity tights. I plan on buying second hand whenever possible. I'd rather save to update my wardrobe once I get my figure back. She says... bit too confidently.
Great news about the scans! This thread moves so fast its hard to address everyone individually. We are a chatty bunch.

we are also torn about finding out the gender. last time we had a surprise but this time I have zero boys names so wondering if I need to put some thought in? it feels like cheating though grin
my main reason though is I dont want a tonne of pink shit if its a girl (and pink is my favourite colour! ). for the first 6 months ds was in plain white babygrows. his clothes now are a bit more gender specific but I still don't buy him t-shirts with tractors etc... his room is blue but again could still happily house a girl. I think im just drawn to more gender neutral items, but there is still plenty of colour.

littlestgirlguide Wed 24-Jul-13 12:25:38

Little girls don't have to wear pink all the time :-)
I don't know of I want to find out te sex or not.
My husband definitely doesnt want to, but first time round I really wanted a girl and I was so convinced I was having a boy it almost spoilt the surprise iyswim. But it costs £50 for the extra scan to find out and that's money I could better spend elsewhere!
As for maternity clothes, loads of high street stores have nice ranges online but I hate buying online, nothing ever fits right when I get it and I end up having to send it back. Plus I am very tall - 36" inside leg - which rather limits my options! I refuse to pay Long Tall Sally prices for maternity trousers I will only wear for a few months, so I will most likely to shopping on eBay like last time sigh

misskatamari Wed 24-Jul-13 13:03:31

It's ridiculous how few stores have maternity stuff in them. Online is a pain - I'm just hoping some of the stuff I've ordered fits!

I hate baby pink so will not be letting it anywhere near if I have a girl but I do love lots of colours so bright pink would be good. To be fair my DH happily wears pink (and has pink hair) so whatever we had will no doubt end up a big explosion of colour lol! Definitely gonna be looking at eBay (I hadn't thought to look at maternity stuff on there too but I will). I think the main maternity thing I need will be some trousers for work!

Middy75 Wed 24-Jul-13 14:57:42

Hate to put my work head on here but I do feel I need to offer a little warning on finding out the sex of babies. although most scans are right it's not always the case and having personally been in a delivery were the couple had all pink clothes laid out waiting and then this baby came out and clearly wasn't a girl, it can be a huge shock!
Just put my second order in at ASOS, delivery said 7 days but first lot came in 3 so was really impressed. My normal clothes are just too tight now, feel as if I can't breathe!

laura0007 Wed 24-Jul-13 15:10:10

I'm definitely finding out the sex. As a single parent I can't afford not too really and also I'm too impatient grin

12+3 today

jazzcat28 Wed 24-Jul-13 15:31:38

Well my booking appointment was great, I had a student midwife asking me all the questions and filling in the forms whilst a 'normal' midwife flitted in and out. Both seem very lovely though and I am pleased to learn that I am classed as low risk so basically can do whatever the hell I like regarding birthing options! (I was worried about a fairly high BMI but it seems it's only when you get to BMI of 35 they worry).

Now it's a waiting game for the scan. They said to expect a letter with a date for 2-3 weeks time. That's AGGGGGGES away sad

Although they did recalc my due date and it seems GP method of counting on his fingers hmm was slightly out and they have put me down for 19/02

Which makes me 9+6 today smile

lyndsey90 Wed 24-Jul-13 17:37:09


My midwife seemed amazed that I knew off the top of my head the date of my last period and that I already knew my due date, she worked it out to be the day after what I did but I still go by my calculations lol. I've downloaded various apps that confirmed the same date.

I had my booked appointment last Monday and I'm still waiting for my letter with my scan appointment date!! So eager to get it so I can look forward to it lol. Everytime we get post I get disappointed >.<

Although I did join the Boots baby club and got a free newborn nappy with lots of vouchers and a magazine through the post yesterday :D

lyndsey90 Wed 24-Jul-13 17:38:25

Any of you ladies planning on breast feeding? I know I am, my midwife was very touchy around the idea, she didn't know whether to mention it because most people these days seem to hate the idea of breast feeding babies these days!

LittlePandaBear Wed 24-Jul-13 17:39:12

I wanted to find out the sex with DD, DH agreed, however she was in the wrong position with her legs firmly crossed so I never got to find out at the 20 week scan! I was disappointed not to know as i really wanted to find out, but of course I had to be happy that the baby was fine. I had another chance as I had another scan at 24 weeks to check on measurements, so i was convinced I'd know the sex then. However my cheeky monkey had her legs crossed again and the sonographer wouldn't let me extend the scan by prodding/poking her to find out what she was! After that, I could have had a private scan but it kinda felt like I wasn't meant to know until the baby came out, so I just waited until that day. Although I always thought she was a girl, and she was (is!). Just thought I'd tell you all that in case it happens to anyone else at their scan and you really want to find out! And I still count it as a 'surprise' if you find out before they're born. It's just an earlier surprise!

I'm going to try to find out this time round, if baby lets me. I have no preference but as I already have all the girls clothes/pink things it would be good to know if I should keep them for the next or make room for blue things! The gender stereotypes with colours isn't great but to be honest, if a newborn is wearing blue, it will look like a boy, and if it's wearing pink it will look like a girl. If they're wearing white, yellow, red etc be prepared for strangers to say 'Oh isn't he handsome!' to your little girl, and vice versa! As they get older it's more obvious what gender they are!

Anyway hope everyone is okay and scans/appointments going well, my scan is tomorrow afternoon, eek!


to add to middys post - Ive had 2 friends who were told at the scan it was a girl and out popped a boy grin apparently they are more likely to get it wrong with girls than boys.

lyndsey I will be bfing again. I found the first few weeks with ds EXTREMELY hard but after that it was ridiculously easygrin

misskatamari Wed 24-Jul-13 18:19:05

I'm hoping to breast feed too. I'm gonna do lots of reading up on it as I know it can be very difficult at first so I want to be well prepared. I thought most people were for it nowadays with all the "breast is best" stuff.

lyndsey90 Wed 24-Jul-13 18:21:20

Haha, I dunno about that. People I know just shrug it off and stick a bottle in the babies mouth (not that I have a problem with that)... But if you have milk in your boobs and are able to breast feed, it's cheaper if nothing else lol!

Honestly, my midwife proper pussy footed around it. When I told her I was for bfing, she seemed really pleased!

DawnOfTheDee Wed 24-Jul-13 18:26:48

Had my 12 week scan yesterday. Everything is fine and they put my EDD at 24th Jan - that's after moving it back a week after the early scan! So I'm 13+6 but I'm definitely staying on this bus

<chains self to seat>

I also saw my consultant after the scan. She was lovely! Her thoughts were that DD ended up as an EMCS because of her size (10lb 10oz) combined with the fact she was back to back. So this bodes well for if i want a vbac but she's equally happy if i wanted an elcs. Said there's plenty of time to decide. They'll be keeping an eye on the size of this one too so that could swing things one way or the other.

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lyndsey90 Wed 24-Jul-13 18:40:50

Squeeeeee! Less time to wait then!

Jealous of all you ladies who have had your scans already >.<
Any of you posted them on your profile? I want to nosey!!

vix206 Wed 24-Jul-13 18:53:14

Yes I said at the time, my midwife was pussy footing around the feeding issue then looked at me in horror when I said I'd only just stopped bfing 2 yr old DS.

HarlemWobble Wed 24-Jul-13 18:53:22

littlestgirlguide I'm also fairly tall (6"2 and 36" inside leg) and am dreading searching for maternity clothes! Let me know if you have any tips!

Re finding out, I've only discussed it briefly with DH but I think we'd like to keep it a surprise. But firmly reserve the right to change my mind on that score women's perogative and all that!

Would also like to breast feed if possible but will try not to get too het up if doesn't work out.

Congrats to all those who have had scans so far and good luck to those having them in the coming week. I'm ever so jealous grin

DawnOfTheDee Wed 24-Jul-13 19:07:36

I will give bf another go (lasted 5 weeks with DD, most of that expressed milk in a bottle) but if it doesn't go well again totally fine with ff.

We will also definitely be finding out if we're having a girl or boy.

Haven't posted the scan on my profile....tried to scan it into computer today but it was very blurry and i can't take a picture on my phone and upload it because my mobile was made c1985 wink

It's a lovely piccy though (well lovely 3 piccies!) and I think it looks like a boy but then i think all scans look like boys.... Really don't mind what we have I just want to KNOW! grin

misskatamari Wed 24-Jul-13 19:11:37

You know if you breast feed - do you usually do bottles as well (using expressed milk?). They had a bottle an steriliser kit in babies are us half price the other day which is obvs great value (but only if you use it). I'm not really thinking of buying things like that this early anyway just incase but wasn't sure if it would be something I'd need anyway. Gosh so much to learn about!

lyndsey90 Wed 24-Jul-13 19:13:25

I'm going to buy bottles that you can buy a breast pump attachment for. I definitely want to try breastfeed, and pump so OH can feed baby too smile

DawnOfTheDee Wed 24-Jul-13 19:18:04

misskatamari we did for a few reasons. DD lost a fair bit of weight in the first week so the priority was to get milk down her. BF was not going well and my nipples felt like someone was slicing them with razorblades at this point (sorry if tmi) and I needed a break. Also it meant dh could feed her too which we thought was important.

Some people don't like to use them i think because it could interfere with bf - in my case bf was already going tits up (insert comedy drum noise here) so we had nothing to lose!

Please don't think i'm trying to put anyone off bf. I'm going to give it another go for sure. I think in my case i got people telling me latch was fine when it wasn't, DD has slight tongue tie but nothing done about this and towards the end, honestly i'd had enough and my heart wasn't in it.

Each to their own i say. DD has thrived being FF so i've no qualms about going down that route either. Best thing (in most situations) is to keep an open mind!

EeyoreIsh Wed 24-Jul-13 19:34:24

oooh littlest and Harlem I'm 36" leg too! We'll have to compare notes on where best to buy trousers and coats when the time comes smile

EeyoreIsh Wed 24-Jul-13 19:38:27

I also plan to breastfeed but if I can't I won't beat myself up about it.

We won't be finding out the sex though. I really want DH to tell me.

I've my scan on Friday and starting to worry. Do you think it'll be ok if I ask them not to show me anything until they've found a heart beat? When I had my miscarriage they showed me my dead baby on the screen. I don't think I could see that again.

DawnOfTheDee Wed 24-Jul-13 19:41:45

Oh EeyorIsh I'm so sorry. That's heartbreaking.

Fwiw my sonographer go the picture on the screen and I think checked first then turned the screen round to face us. I would imagine that what most of them do but I really don't see any harm in asking for it.

Bearfrills Wed 24-Jul-13 19:49:41

Oh Eeyorish sad I remember that feeling well, I lost

Bearfrills Wed 24-Jul-13 19:52:18

Oh Eeyorish sad I remember that feeling well, I lost one at 15w and seeing the scan was awful. Definitely tell them, I think any sonographer would be glad to comply in those circumstances.

Feeling a bit melancholy tonight, had some brown discharge earlier. I wouldn't call it bleeding exactly, more like brown gooey discharge but its got me fretting that something is wrong.

9+3 today

CubanoHabana Wed 24-Jul-13 19:55:37

Oh eeyore I don't think I could have handled that,would not have thought sonographer would have done that unless you asked. If I was you, I would just ask them to check that everything is ok before they show you, you shouldn't need to explain why.

I wanted to know the sex but oh doesn't, so may ask them to write it and putti in envelope in case he changes his mind. His way of thinking, is that one of us would be disappointed however if we wait until birth, then we won't care! Do see his point but if we found out and it was a boy, it would give me a chance to get used to it and bond... Just not sure!

Currently looking on mamas and papas and in my basket currently is £160 of clothes All from sale section - trying to slowly delete stuff until it is a price I can justify spending!

I had a medela hand pump and bottles (bought from the mca/hospital for a donation of £10) and although i pumped lots i never really gave bottles in the end as otherwise i had to sit and pump during the feed dh was doing so that i didn't get engorged! And even today, i cant sleep if ds is awake so zero point in dh doing any night feeds (we tried formula one night - i think i got even less sleep with dh helping than just me bf-ing) I ended up having to throw away about 1.5 litres of frozen bm after 6 months! devastating!

I'm trying to convince myself that I have a bump but as baby is still tucked up in my pelvis, its more likely to be the giant muffin I had at lunch time hmm

9+4 (I think)

ChocoFrog Wed 24-Jul-13 20:41:54

I breastfed last time round and plan to this time round but it took a serious amount of will power to get through the first few weeks. Really wish mw/hv would tell you honestly how hard it can be to prepare you better. I honestly thought it would be fairly simple, being the most natural thing to do right? hmm Glad I stuck it out though because it was a brilliant bonding time and I found a fabulous breastfeeding group to support me and made some great friends.

We tried bottles as I expressed a fair bit but DS wouldn't take to them. Gave up in the end and stuck to boob. Whatever works though is what's best for you and baby. I was stubborn about bf but if it's stressing you out there's no point. Baby loves a calm, happy mummy!

misskatamari Wed 24-Jul-13 21:10:55

Thanks ladies. I might invest in some bottles then as DH would like to be able to feed the baby as a way of bonding.

From friends experiences they've been encourage to breast feed and then as soon as they've struggled they've been told to formula feed, which obviously after having the benefits of breast feeding rammed down your throat is quite hard to just give up and accept defeat.

I've nothing against formula feeding - I was formula fed as my mum couldn't BF but I want to try an breast feed. I think it's awful that women aren't given anywhere near as much support as is actually available and often aren't made aware of how hard it can be at first. I will do whatever works best for us but hope to be able to BF if I am well prepared for the challenges it may bring in the first few weeks.

Eeyore I hope everything goes well at your scan. It's natural to worry but I'm sure everything will be fine and you'll see baby waving at you on Friday smile

adding to what choco said I think you also need to be supremely lazy as well as stubborn/determined to breastfeed. you need to be so lazy you can't be arsed to get off the sofa and make up a bottle grin that was my motivation grin

misskatamari Wed 24-Jul-13 21:25:26

Lol I can imagine falling into that category prettyprudence!

SugarMiceInTheRain Wed 24-Jul-13 21:35:34

I will absolutely BF again. It's hard at first, the toe-curling pain when baby latches on, but it gets much easier and is just so convenient and easy. And essentially I'm lazy so avoiding sterilising, pre-boiling water and making up bottles before I can leave the house is a bonus in my book grin You have the perfect excuse to sit and allow others to run round, getting drinks etc. Lots of medical professionals sadly have no idea how to support BFing and can cause more harm than good IME. I can give you several anecdotes just from personal experience of being told to stop by well-meaning but misguided doctors etc when that would have been the worst thing to do (eg when I was hospitalised with mastitis) but I won't traumatise you with that tale today wink

I'm a bit unnerved at the fact I haven't been sick for 2 days. In fact, suddenly I am able to eat quite a lot again. Makes me wonder if something's wrong confused. Must stop obsessing....

rueyrichardson Wed 24-Jul-13 21:54:57

I agree with the bone idle/determined thing ref BF. On the one hand it's way more convenient; but on the other it can be painful, draining, and doesn't give you freedom from the baby when they are entirely dependent on you (and DH can't step in unless you've introduced a bottle). Plus, it limits your wine drinking opportunities a bit wine. I remember it being an absolute pleasure though. My mum was a brilliant help, I had to get over her seeing my boobs for the first time since I was 11, but really I don't think we would gave got the hang of it so quickly if it were not for her. I guess what I'm saying is that it does matter what initial support you get, some people need to seek it out and some are lucky enough to have a good MW or other kind person come to them and show them the ropes. My DS would not take a bottle until he was 6m and by then I was ready to stop, although I know some people manage it for ages longer.

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bugsyburge Thu 25-Jul-13 00:05:12

hey ladies,

well had my scan today( well yday now I suppose)... I thought I was somewhere between 12-14 weeks but I'm only actually 10+6 so I have another scan in a fortnight to check nuchal.

kind of disappointed to be further behind because I was looking forward to telling people but oh well, it was lovely to see the sproglet.

I can't add myself to the stats thread so would someone be kind enough to add me....

10+7 Solihull grin

barebranches Thu 25-Jul-13 08:04:29

oh no champagne thats not good!
bugsy at least you saw something! im still convinced that at my scan next week, there will be nothing there!!! Just an empty womb!

Im defiantly lazy so breast feeding will hopefully suit me!!!

First day of my holiday today and i woke up at 6 am with a headache. Day on the sofa for me I think!!!

Bearfrills Thu 25-Jul-13 08:42:29

Fingers crossed I seem to have had no more spotting but I'm going to ring the MW at 9 and beg for a scan. I'm not above crying to show how massively I'm fretting about this.

barebranches Thu 25-Jul-13 08:48:59

Good luck with the call bear hope they give you a scan!

Bearfrills Thu 25-Jul-13 09:41:58

Got a scan at 2pm today <bites nails>

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barebranches Thu 25-Jul-13 10:20:37

oooohh thats bear hope it goes well. xx

barebranches Thu 25-Jul-13 10:21:08

meant- thats good duhh

rueyrichardson Thu 25-Jul-13 10:38:31

Good luck for 2pm Bear

gnittinggnome Thu 25-Jul-13 10:39:24

Fingers crossed for you and BabyBear today Bear!

I was told quite firmly by the MW that I would be BF and would get all the help and support I needed, and that I could BF up to 2 years! I do plan to try, although my mum managed 5 weeks with all three of us, so it may not happen, but would be very happy to get to 6 months and see where it goes from there!

Plus now I'm public, a couple of friends have forwarded me some cute maternity clothes from Etsy, and I found a great Japanese-ish looking jacket that covers bump and will also cover a baby in a sling, from Canada. And when a Canadian company calls its materials "blizzard fleece" I am pretty sure it can cope with a British winter! www.etsy.com/uk/listing/69696143/maternity-jacket-babywearing-coat-baby?ref=sr_gallery_8&ga_search_query=maternity+jacket&ga_search_type=all&ga_facet=maternity+jacket&ga_view_type=gallery

laura0007 Thu 25-Jul-13 11:12:42

Good luck bear. Sure everything will be fine!

Thingymajigs Thu 25-Jul-13 11:18:11

Good luck bear.
Great news about your scan bugsy. smile Annoying that it pushes you back a bit but at least you get a second go in a couple of weeks. Mine isn't until Weds but I'm already a bit anxious and have butterflies. DP is counting down the days.

misskatamari Thu 25-Jul-13 11:31:12

Good luck Bear! I hope everything goes well at the scan!

Gnittinggnome that looks AMAZING!!! I totally want one!

Yaaaaay my first maternity purchase arrived today and it fits and is lovely! new dress - I don't know why I didn't order more stuff from newlook they have some gorgeous things. I guess it probably is best to pace myself however as im not exactly showing yet and just have a bit of a belly.

Champagne you poor thing, that does sound like a new low sad I really hope you feel better soon!

misskatamari Thu 25-Jul-13 11:37:48

ooooh just seen it comes in black too - purchased!

sunflowered Thu 25-Jul-13 11:40:23

Hope everything goes well bear

This might be a really stupid question, but is there a way to tell what's bump and what's just, well, tummy? I'm 12-14 normally and never had a flat tummy so it's hard to tell! It feels like it's got bigger this week, but that could be down to chocolate wink

10 + 1

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EeyoreIsh Thu 25-Jul-13 11:57:11

sunflowered my bump is just bloat I think! I find it really hard to tell the difference. I might ask DH to take weekly photos.

jazzcat28 Thu 25-Jul-13 12:00:33

Nice dress missK - do you order your normal clothes size or have you gone for the next one up?

bear thinking of you this afternoon and sending positive vibes

sunflowered my tummy looks different depending on the time of day. In the morning I look podgy, late afternoon I'm having to hold in my stomach as it looks bump like, and after dinner in the evening I look about 5 months pregnant!

ch1134 Thu 25-Jul-13 12:20:00

12 week scan today was fine, despite the worry. Put me at 13 and 1/2 weeks and due 27th Jan - the day before my birthday! Breaking the news slowly to friends and family and feeling exhausted by the emotion!

gnittinggnome Thu 25-Jul-13 12:28:49

ch1134 yay for a good scan!

missk I promise I am not on commission for that jacket grin

misskatamari Thu 25-Jul-13 12:40:22

Ch1134 glad your scan went well grin so exciting!!

I just ordered my normal size and it fits great. Luckily it's flowy so is fine with my no bump just fat belly that is currently going on but seems like the bump bit will accomodate bump. I'm guessing that they fit the top and booby bits of clothes to your normal size and then the bump bit is loose so it will work as you get bigger. I could be wrong tho!

Ruggle Thu 25-Jul-13 12:59:15

I ordered a few things yesterday from

I have no idea if I got the right sizes. I was an 8/10/12 pre preg depending on which shop I was in, and I think you are supposed to order your pre preg size, so I went for 10 in two tunics, and 8 in shorts.
I also ordered two dresses from Asos, and a couple of things from JoJoMamanBebe. I spent WAY too much money, but I wasn't planning on keeping everything....just testing out which sizes I need. At least I hope it doesn't all fit.....or I won't be able to decide what to send back!

misskatamari Thu 25-Jul-13 13:10:24

I'm the same Ruggle - my size changes between 12 and 16 depending on shop and fit of clothes so I never know at the best of times! I hope some of your favourites for grin

ChocoFrog Thu 25-Jul-13 14:21:28

Another one back from my scan this morning. All great and little bean jumping all over the place. Got another wriggler on my hands grin

Just relieved and happy and ready to start enjoying it more. Sickness even feels a bit better today. Maybe it was all worry related!

Got two scan pics for free (sshhh, should have been £4 each but sonographer was lovely and told us not to tell anyone he'd given them to us!). Dated only a day out so now due 5th Feb. Starting to tell people and it feels more real. Yay! grin grin grin

Big grins to everyone else with good scan stories and fingers crossed for bear this afternoon.


Sassy20 Thu 25-Jul-13 14:48:08

Finally got my scan date - 13th August when I'll be 12+6! Couldn't have week before as an away at centreparcs for the week. Got my hosp booking in appt on 12th August and checked and can't get them on the same day - work are not going to be impressed!

Glad all the scans are going well grin

EeyoreIsh Thu 25-Jul-13 14:49:47

Hey choco, you've the same due date as me. grin

OOh jealous of the scans! Only another 10 days - aargh!

Re: maternity clothes I bought my normal size last pg (16) and everything was too big, even at the end. My friend lent me some size 12 topshop dresses and fit they me perfectly so I think I will size down this time. I think they allow for room to grow all over (I out on 3 stone last time!) I'm a size 12-14 this time (another reason to bf!) so will aim for size 12 maternity clothes (even though I reckon I have put on nearly a stone already - too scared to look at the scales!).

Milkandtwo Thu 25-Jul-13 16:05:21

Exhausted and nauseous (but only becuase I just demolished an entire bag of percy pigs) on the train home from London where I went to the office to announce to the boss (I work from home) Went better than I expected, he didn't seem phased at all (despite me being the only person in my department so no-one to cover me and not the sort of thing he can hire someone o cover my maternity leave so I don't know what he's going to do!
Week off now, scan at 10.30 tomorrow morning (eeeee!) and off to celebrate our first wedding anniversary next Wednesday! (I intend to celebrate with a marathon sleep)

Ruggle Thu 25-Jul-13 16:18:02

Is anyone else on this thread an "older" first timer?
I'm 38...and will be 39 when sproggy comes....
I've always wanted to be a mummy, but never found the right person to be daddy until now.

Milkandtwo Thu 25-Jul-13 16:21:42

I'm 32 but today feel about 92.

Milkandtwo Thu 25-Jul-13 16:22:25

...and I still don't actually feel old enough to have a baby. Oops.

cantrillium Thu 25-Jul-13 16:32:35

Hi Ruggle.
I'm not an older first timer just older! I'm 39 but it will dc3 I've not posted stats yet as not sure of my due date. I've got my scan on 5th August so hoping to find out then I've been given different dates by early scan by nhs and private scan. So don't know what to believe. I think I'm more concerned by the downs tests now I'm older just trying to think positively

Ladybird81 Thu 25-Jul-13 16:47:37

Finally got my scan date through today for the 5th August, so will be 12+6 on date of scan.

I'm 32 also and this will be my 2nd DC. Just wondering how many of you if you have more than one if you had to have an Emergency C-section last time, and what your opting for this time round?

ChocoFrog Thu 25-Jul-13 16:49:02

ruggle I'm not first timer either but was 32 with first and will be 37 with this one so certainly fit into the 'older' bracket. I'm not too worried about it as I'm otherwise fit and healthy. My DH is 43 so made the decision late in life but that's the way it goes grin

Sassy20 Thu 25-Jul-13 17:03:10

Ruggle - I'm an old second timer - I was. 35 with dd and am now 37 but will be 38 when dc2 arrives smile

Bearfrills Thu 25-Jul-13 17:26:02

It's a baby!

I had to go in the scan ro

Bearfrills Thu 25-Jul-13 17:26:17

Stupid ph

Bearfrills Thu 25-Jul-13 17:26:37

Gah! Stupid phone

LittlePandaBear Thu 25-Jul-13 17:27:08

I had my scan this afternoon, my baby looks like a wriggly jelly baby with a huge head smile, so all fine!

I had thought I was 12 weeks but was dated 11 weeks, which does make sense as I had quite a long cycle and didn't think I'd conceived in the middle of it. So my due date is Feb 13th which feels like aaaaaaaaaages away. It also feels a bit early to tell my boss so I'm going to try and hide the bump for a bit longer. Jeez that means my bump is growing very quick if I'm only 11 weeks and not 12! shock

This is DC 2 and I'l be 32 when it's here, although having a child has certainly aged me and I feel much older than i did pre-DD!

Bearfrills Thu 25-Jul-13 17:34:48

Anyway ...

It's most definitely a baby!

DH had to wait outside as we had DS and DD with us (couldn't get them watched) and didn't want them jumping all over the scan room - DS is all about computers ATM so wouldn't have been able to help himself.

She had a good look and then smiled and went "your baby is fine" and spun the screen around for me to see. It has hands! Actual little hands! It was curled up like a little bean with its hands holding its head, then it did a little one baby Mexican wave and rolled over. She also played its heartbeat for me through the speakers so I got to lie there in the gloom for a little bit with that on surround sound smile

She gave me two pictures, which I hid in my bag as there were people in the waiting room still waiting to find out their results. I also saw the MW afterwards and it was the MW who did the scan confirming my first MC. She remembered me and I told her I have two children now after wondering if I'd ever be able to have any, she came to meet them and said now we'll have three.

And the bad MW who wouldn't believe my dates can eat her hat - I'm measuring 9+4 which is exactly what I thought I was down to the day.

Milkandtwo Thu 25-Jul-13 17:37:56

Brilliant news bear, must be such a relief!

LittlePandaBear Thu 25-Jul-13 17:38:13

Great news Bear! I didn't meant to steal your thunder in the middle of your phone issues!

So reassuring to see them wriggling on screen!

Bearfrills Thu 25-Jul-13 17:39:10

I was just reading your post Panda, congratulations smile

laura0007 Thu 25-Jul-13 18:37:22

Yay panda and bear! So exciting to hear about all these scans! Can't wait until my next one next Friday!!

juliet2013 Thu 25-Jul-13 19:05:47

Hi everyone...brilliant news on scans bearfrills , chocofrog and littlepandabear

I also had my scan yesterday and all seems to be well. Due date is 27 January but will be staying on this thread if that's okay seeing as I have just about settled in! DD was 2 weeks overdue anyway! We are going to try and keep the news to ourselves for a week or so longer (still hasn't sunk in for me yet for some reason!) but I already have a bump so hoping I can disguise it for a bit longer. Celebrated yesterday by doing a bit of shopping on jojo bebe website smile

I am 32, was 31 when DD arrived but yes, as others have said, feel 20 years older than before she was born!

Good luck for tomorrow milkandtwo

tinypolkadot Thu 25-Jul-13 19:27:07

Great news about all the scans, congratulations again! grin

I've put our scan pic in the little cardboard frame that came in the bounty pack I got at my booking in appointment, means I can keep picking it up and putting it down.

I told everyone at work today and announced on fb, feels good!

Sickness is still going strong.


jazzcat28 Thu 25-Jul-13 20:40:33

Congratulations on all the scans!! So lovely to hear.

I'm 28 so I guess a 'young' mum but am surrounded by friends of similar age who now have 2 so I'm feeling a little slow!

Any of you thinking of doing any birth prep classes?

At my booking appointment the midwife said I could go to NHS ones for free but they were large groups and not very sociable. She said if I wanted an instant 'mummy group' with good potential for friendships post-birth then NCT classes would be better (although she also said they are very pro natural birth and don't give much detail on assisted births and other options).

Bearfrills Thu 25-Jul-13 20:47:10

I was 28 when I had DS, 30 when I had DD and I'll be 32 this time - it was conceived on my 32nd birthday, everyone will know how we celebrated blush

Another few weeks then and we'll be in the second trimester, it seems to have flown over yet at the same time it's dragged!

SugarMiceInTheRain Thu 25-Jul-13 20:56:18

Great news Bear, what a relief! smile

Fortunately a friend is going to look after my DSs whilst I have the scan, so DH can come along. Less than 2 weeks til my scan, can't wait! (Hoping they will put me back closer to my original dates - time is dragging in this pregnancy!)

Bearfrills Thu 25-Jul-13 21:17:22

I'll probably have them both with me at the 12w scan as its a Friday and my mam (our main babysitter) works Fridays but that scan will be at my actual hospital and in a proper scan room rather than a tiny gynae exam room. The scan rooms have plenty room for a pushchair so DD in the buggy and DS on DHs knee is the plan, they have a TV screen hanging from the ceiling to watch the scan from too so hopefully that'll hold the kids attention!

Sassy20 Thu 25-Jul-13 21:22:41

Bear - I would make sure they're allowed in with you. Two hospitals that I've been to specify you can't take children in with you and an adult has to stay with them in waiting area.

misskatamari Thu 25-Jul-13 21:35:02

Yaaaaaay so pleased to hear about all the lovely scans!!!

I'm planning in doing NCT jazz - mainly because I want to meet other new mums as don't have any friends where I live who are in the same boat so it will be good to know some people with young kiddies. Also hoping to do hypnobirthing classes too.

I think the NCT ones run in certain blocks - I had a look on my local ones and the ones for when were all due are in December, which seems like ages away! Might go to the NHS ones as well (god DH is not gonna be happy about all these endless birth classes I drag him to - might just tell him they're compulsory!)

barebranches Thu 25-Jul-13 22:01:00

omg! just youtubed videos of 12 week scans! i cant believe thats wiggling and jumping about inside my womb!!! grin (hopefully!)

Bearfrills Thu 25-Jul-13 22:14:53

Ill check with them but when I had DD we had DS in with us and at one scan also had my youngest brother who was around 9yo at the time. I think it's so long as they sit and aren't tearing around the room but I will double check in case they've changed the rules.

littlestgirlguide Thu 25-Jul-13 22:39:09

Got my scan in the morning, excited but also nervous!
Straight off to guide camp afterwards so might not get chance to update you for a few days.
12 +0 today! When does the 2nd trimester officially start?

HarlemWobble Thu 25-Jul-13 22:41:04

So happy to hear that all today's scans went well!

I'm 29 but will be 30 by the time this LO arrives. No crazy 30th birthday celebrations for me this year!

I'm also planning in doing NCT, similar reasons to misskatamari in that we'll be moving out of London before baby arrives so I'm hoping taking classes in our new area will be a good way to make friends locally.

Off to a friends wedding tomorrow. Luckily it's a bit of a drive away so I've nominated myself designated driver to avoid questions about why I'm not drinking. Really can't wait to be able to finally tell people.

10 weeks today!

Thingymajigs Fri 26-Jul-13 05:50:11

Great news bear. smile
Good luck with the scan littlest. I think the second trimester starts at 13 weeks but its not completely clear.
Can't wait for my scan. I'm completely symptomless and have been for a while so I just need a bit of reassurance.
12 weeks today.

I was 29 when I had ds and found I was the youngest in most of thr bf groups I went to grin I was not expecting that!
dc2 is due around my 32nd birthday so glad I made the most of my last 2 birthdays shock ds arrived on his due date. im really hoping this one doesn't!

off camping this morning

10 weeks today grin

EeyoreIsh Fri 26-Jul-13 07:22:10

I've got my scan too this morning littlest. I couldn't sleep I'm so nervous!

HarlemWobble Fri 26-Jul-13 07:26:18

Good luck Eeyore and Littlest. Let us know how you get on!

juliet2013 Fri 26-Jul-13 07:52:40

Good luck to everyone with scans today. smile

We did NCT when I was pregnant with DD. Agree with what your midwife said about being pro natural birth jazzcat Our tutor was also extremely pro breastfeeding and didn't give any info on bottles etc which would have been useful for those of us who struggled to breastfeed. However, our group still meets every week now so for me it was a great way to make friends. Round here the classes book up early so worth checking out sooner rather than later...even though February feels ages away at the moment!

Won't be doing NCT this time but having a think about pregnancy yoga.

jazzcat28 Fri 26-Jul-13 08:51:43

I'm thinking perhaps doing both! We are fortunate enough to be able to afford the NCT classes and according to their website the local group to me for my DD will hold classes throughout January so in theory I could go to the NHS ones before Christmas. Once I've gone public with my news might pick the brains of a few local friends who have had children to see what they did too.

10+2 today

misskatamari Fri 26-Jul-13 08:58:02

Oh no - they have fashion for preggo ladies/new mums on Lorraine! MUST NOT BUY MORE MATERNITY CLOTHES!!!

Bearfrills Fri 26-Jul-13 09:11:05

Step away from the TV misskatamari, no good will come of it! grin

I bought loads of maternity clothes with DS and by the end I lived in the same 2-3 outfits as they were the most comfortable. With DD I lived in a maxi dress I bought. The advantages of summer babies smile I have no maternity clothes left over as they're all too big now so I'll need to buy new ones. I'm going to get 3-4 pairs of maternity pants/jeans, 2 nice tops for work (we wear a uniform shirt but there's no maternity version so I'm choosing my own 'uniform' shirts), and then for day-to-day I'm going to get some stretchy t-shirts and vests one size bigger than usual and some cardigans in my normal size so I can keep my arms warm and unlayer when I get the pregnant lady hot flushes

Good luck for all the scans today, can't wait to hear about them smile

Shropshiremummy2b Fri 26-Jul-13 09:21:08

Is anyody else wondering how it is possible that I have a peach sized baby in my tummy, that I have seen with my own eyes doing Big Fish Little Fish Cardboard Box circa Ibiza 98', that I can't feel! Now i'm worrying that theres some sort of conspiricy and the sonographer just played a video of someone elses baby. I promise il stop complaining when I feel it kick.

How much are NCT classes? x

Bearfrills Fri 26-Jul-13 09:31:12

Haha! Wait until its the size of a watermelon and doing the Macarena in the lower half of your ribcage wink

littlestgirlguide Fri 26-Jul-13 09:46:11

Had my scan - all is well :-)
Nuchal fold measures as it should, just waiting for a blood test now for peace of mind on the Downs risk. Yay for healthy babies!!

littlestgirlguide Fri 26-Jul-13 09:47:18

Measured at 11+3 though rather than the 12+1 by my dates, so new due date is 11th February.

jazzcat28 Fri 26-Jul-13 09:48:55

Shropshire it depends on where you are in the country and how long the course is. I'm in Band A (cheapest location) and the course I'm interested in is 18.75hrs so works out at £176.25 using their pricing info on their site.

Quite pricey but I'll be saving £280/mth on commuting costs once I'm off work so it's do-able for us.

EeyoreIsh Fri 26-Jul-13 12:07:02

scan went well. Baby was snoozing in the wrong position! Just like me in the morning grin So I was sent off to walk around and have sugary drinks and sweets (eugh). Baby then went hyper and was doing headstands and wouldn't stay in one position! She did manage to get all the measurements bit it took a long long time. which was great as I got ages staring at my baby.

I can't get over how much it's grown in the five weeks since my last scan.

DH got all teary, it was sweet! I was just so relieved.

Apparently everything is still tucked up behind my pelvic bone, so my bump is just bloat!

I'm now 12+5 with a due date of 2 Feb.

Tinkerbellefairy Fri 26-Jul-13 12:28:16

Hello ladies,

Glad to see lots of happy scans. I have mine on Monday, starting to feel excited but very nervous too. Have basically not had many symptoms at all other than feeling very sick for about 4days around week 6 and that came back again last night and continuing today. I think I am now around 12 +2. In some ways glad of a symptom as been worried about scan due to the lack of them but now confused why getting it after 12weeks!

Just want to show sympathy for those who have really suffered throughout as I have been really lucky but have felt awful on the few days I've suffered. Really don't know how some of you have kept going so long.

Can't wait to hear more about scans and bumps xx

jazzcat28 Fri 26-Jul-13 13:14:31

So envy at all these lovely scans that are happening! I'm now on the wait for my scan appointment date letter! Good luck for Monday tinkerbelle

lyndsey90 Fri 26-Jul-13 17:32:35

Got my appointment letter today, appointment is booked for Thursday 8th august at 8:50am!! Good news is I don't have to tell work as I don't start till half 12 that day. I'll be 12+5 smile

lumpylumps Fri 26-Jul-13 17:57:35

Had my scan today. It would seem my pco was having a little fun with me my last period was 4th May but I'm only 7+6. So I obviously didn't ovulate in May. Whilst I'm obviously very excited that there was a little baby on there with a good heartbeat flickering away, I can't help but feel disappointed that I have another 4 weeks to get through until I'm out of the danger zone, another 4 weeks minimum of feeling like death and another 4 weeks until I can tell my boys!!!

lyndsey90 Fri 26-Jul-13 18:13:04

lumpy that's pants! Think I'd be gutted if I had to re-wait the 4 weeks bless you. hug

laura0007 Fri 26-Jul-13 19:04:05

Oh no lumpy. Least you got to see your little baby's heartbeat!

SugarMiceInTheRain Fri 26-Jul-13 19:23:08

lumpy that's a shame, but at least you saw a heartbeat! Hope the next 4 weeks fly by for you.

Been back to feeling icky today, although amazingly I haven't actually been sick today. Busy day out with the family tomorrow to Cadbury's World, let's hope I feel well enough to gorge on all the chocolate they will be handing out! grin

CubanoHabana Fri 26-Jul-13 19:45:10

lyndsey my scan is also 8th at 8.30 first one of the day, so no waiting around with a full bladder!

laura0007 Fri 26-Jul-13 19:47:15

Has anyone bought anything yet? I bought a pack of plain white vests today! Couldn't resist buying something grin

Bearfrills Fri 26-Jul-13 19:47:26

Aw lumpy, that must have been so disappointing. On the positive side though, there's a heartbeat and you now get to have two scans instead of just one. I was told once that when they've seen a heartbeat the chances of a miscarriage drop significantly as a lot of early miscarriages are down to problems with heart function (for various reasons). Not sure of the scientific fact behind it but it came from a sonographer so must have some truth in it.

I'm so tempted to 'go public', so to speak, because I'm crap at keeping secrets and I'm still feeling so ropey. I've been telling people I have a hangover when I'm I'll to put them off the scent, it must say a lot that no one has questioned the amount of hangovers I'm having lately!

jazzcat28 Fri 26-Jul-13 20:58:40

laura I'm having to go into New Look tomorrow to buy some maternity clothes if that counts? Seem to have sprung a bump overnight and loads of my summery tops don't fit! Have a friends birthday bbq on Sunday where there will be lots of people and we are not quite ready to announce yet as waiting for the scan. DH also won't let me buy any baby stuff until the scan (I think he wants to pop into mothercare on way home from hospital on the scan day)

lumpy disappointing but as others have said, at least you've seen it! I'm still wondering whether it's all in my head.

fluffandnonsense Fri 26-Jul-13 21:25:50

Had my 12 weeks scan today! Was absolutely terrified but everything is fine and perfect! Had a MMC in April so I was so so worried history would repeat itself. So pleased we are one step further along grin

laura0007 Fri 26-Jul-13 21:41:19

Yay congrats fluffandnonsense!!thanks

SugarMiceInTheRain Fri 26-Jul-13 21:41:21

I am too scared to buy anything as I twice bought baby stuff after seeing a heartbeat on an early scan, only to miscarry soon after. However, I know statistically the chances are slim - I think they are higher for women with Polycystic Ovaries, which would explain my 3 MCs I guess. Once I've had my 12 week scan though, I may indulge my urge to buy baby stuff. Not much though - can hardly justify it when I already have a loft full of neutral and boys' clothes!

By the way, has anyone here given any thought to whether they will find out the sex of their baby at the 20 week scan? With the boys, I didn't want to know and I loved the surprise when they were born. However, this time round, I am desperate to find out. Partly so I can be prepared and partly because DS1 is autistic and doesn't cope too well with change so if I can prepare him for either a brother or a sister, it will be easier on all of us. No doubt I will get some stick from lots of my relatives for finding out though... hmm (Wonder what the chances are of keeping the sex of the baby only known to DH, DS1 & 2 and me... probably slim to nothing given the fact that both my boys are chatterboxes!!)

laura0007 Fri 26-Jul-13 21:42:30

Ill be finding out sugar. I'm too damn impatient and want to buy blue or pink! Has anyone started thinking about names?

fluffandnonsense Fri 26-Jul-13 21:45:15

I found out with both of mine and loved it. I bonded over the coming months with either my baby boy or girl and it made name hunting easier smile

Milkandtwo Fri 26-Jul-13 21:48:20

Scan this morning went well. I drank my pint of water an hour in advance but 20 mins before the appt I was so desperate for a wee I caved in and went and quickly drank another pint! It didn't filter though quick enough do she couldn't measure nuchal fold. Was told to drink more and have a 20 minute walk. By the time it was my turn again I was beyond desperate (lesson learned!) and she pressed me about so hard with lots of shaking and tilting the bed etc to get baby to move! Eventually got it and all good. Then best wee of my life. It was epic. In the process of all of that i somehow 'popped': Before appointment, no bump, now i definitely have a small but noticeable bump and can't do up any of my shorts! Maybe it was all the poking and proddig and shaking moved something?!! Anyway, then celebrated with a trip to look at 'stuff' in baby section of John Lewis ;) had my first push about of prams. Lovely!

Ruggle Fri 26-Jul-13 23:13:13

A clothing update.
Bought a size 10 pair of maternity jeans from H&M yesterday. Very comfy indeed.
My order from JojoMamamBebe arrived today. Size "8" jeans were huge. More like a size 12. Reviews on their website said buy a size down...which I did...but still huge. Going to return them to a store. Two tops were also size "8" but I guess they are more true to size but alas were too small for me! One would fit perfectly except for a rather tight elastic band under the boobs...which was pretty uncomfortable. Also returning to store. You pay for delivery and also for returns so I'm taking them to a store instead.

Hopefully the ASOS and Seraphine experiences will be more positive!

Littleen Fri 26-Jul-13 23:14:24

I am so jealous at you all getting a scan at 12 weeks! I really just want to know that there's actually a little someone in there, but where I live we don't get a scan until week 18 sad so another 8 weeks to wait for me, feels like forever!

sunflowered Sat 27-Jul-13 02:44:27

Congratulations on all the exciting scan news! Mine's on Wednesday - then if all's well we'll be starting to let the world know after that. The only other people who know are tge booking in midwife and a waiter in rural France (couldn't let him think that I'd voluntarily turn down half of the delicious goodies on offer or order my steak extremely well done wink )

harlem I'm also turning 30 between now and my edd. Will also be signing up for nct for exactly the same reason! Moved from London to a rather greener part of the world last summer but it will be good to meet a wider group of people in the same boat. My mum was in the same boat 30 years ago and has just booked a girly weekend with her antenatal friends to celebrate their little ones turning 30 - they're all very different people but still see each other at least 2-3 times a month. (I might be getti g my hopes up a little... And also need to keep telling myself it's about learning how to get the baby out and maybe even keep it alive, not just a social club!)

bear - a watermelon shock I can hardly hold a watermelon in my arms let alone inside me! Am blocking out such thoughts until it's completely unavoidable...

vix206 Sat 27-Jul-13 07:08:36

Aw that's a shame about the JoJo clothes ruggle. I bought mine all in normal size and they fit me perfectly. I'm going to go into one of their stores today and see if I can buy some more (although sale has ended hmm)

juliet2013 Sat 27-Jul-13 07:54:56

Lovely to hear news of all the scans smile lumpy how frustrating about the dates but hopefully the next 4 weeks will go quickly for you.

laura I couldn't resist buying a neutral newborn babygro the other day. I really need to be careful about shopping as if we have another girl we have boxes full of clothes so we won't need much more. We also plan to find out the sex at the 20 week scan - I'm far too impatient not to - so if it's a boy I can go crazy with the shopping then!

ruggle had exactly the same problem with jojo clothes. Quite an anti-climax as I was so excited when the parcel arrived!

vix206 Sat 27-Jul-13 08:12:37

Oh no maybe I'm not the size 10 I thought I was then? JoJo size 10 fits me perfectly confused

laura0007 Sat 27-Jul-13 08:26:12

I have some jojo size 8 jeans and they are really big. They won't fit until I'm at least 9 months pregnant and even then I may need a belt!

ch1134 Sat 27-Jul-13 08:30:05

I'm a bit confused about dates. I thought it was taken from first day of last period. Mine was 27th April, and thought I was about 13weeks now. But dating scan put me at nearly 14 weeks. That's fine, but 14 weeks ago was well before my last period. At this time I was about to run a half marathon. I ran it on 28th April, and know for a fact we started trying around 6th May.
How can I be 14 weeks? Is it something to do with cycle length?
Anyway, main thing is baby is in there and alive! Have started telling people, which is lovely (my mum was over the moon, even though it's her 6th grandchild, so nice she acted like it was her 1st)
Won't be finding out the sex, neither am I having the Downs tests... just want this baby, whoever and however he/she already is, no expectations...
No sign of a bump yet but desperate for new underwear and swimwear as my boobs have grown so much! No sickness whatsoever, so my mum and husband are convinced it's a boy.

misskatamari Sat 27-Jul-13 08:59:50

Sorry to hear about the clothes disappointments hmm. I'm hoping for some more to arrive today. It's our wedding anniversary so hoping to feel well enough to get dressed up and go out for a meal - fingers crossed grin.

I was chatting to some if my mummy friends the other day who were regaining me with stories of birth and tears and other such horrors and some were talking about perineal massage to help. Has anyone thought of doing this later or have any experience of it? It sounds like if can be a bit incomfortable - but if its gonna minimise tearing then I'm quite up for trying it as that is the one thing about birth that scares me!

Another friend told me about a friend of hers who use the epi-no as well and didn't tear at all! It seems a bit weird but does make sense and apparently is much more common in Europe and is recommended by midwives etc. I think I'm pretty tempted to give anything a go which is gonna make me be more prepared for labour and minimise the chance of tears or episiotomy. Lol sorry probably TMI for 12 weeks pregnant and 9am on a Saturday morning! smile

Thingymajigs Sat 27-Jul-13 09:00:10

They always add extra time before you actually ovulated so in an average cycle that would be an extra 2 weeks. If you ovulated early or have a shorter cycle than average then it would mean you are further along in your pregnancy than someone with the same LMP but a longer cycle/ovulated later.
I tried for a year for this baby so I got used to tracking ovulation. Mine would sometimes happen on the 11th day or as late as the 17th day which would make a weeks difference on a dating scan.

rueyrichardson Sat 27-Jul-13 09:17:47

Morning all. I've had a big ASOS delivery of stretchy size 14 stuff and maternity size 12 stuff and all fits and makes me feel better about my size. I think we discussed perineum massage at our NCT class, Missk.

gnittinggnome Sat 27-Jul-13 09:33:07

heya missk I've heard about this perineal massage, and it sounds like something that can't hurt if you try it, and may help if you do, so I think I'll be giving it a go. Not for a little while tho! Just focusing on the old Kegels atm...thinking of resurrecting my Ben Wa balls!

misskatamari Sat 27-Jul-13 09:44:17

lol - yeah i need to remember to do the kegels! Have you seen the pelvic toner? I always see it advertised at the back of magazines - but actually investigated it yesterday. It's like a proper work out for your fanjo - with different resistance settings and everything! lol - think i'll stick with just general clenching for now!

laura0007 Sat 27-Jul-13 09:53:48

Gnitting! I'd forgotten about my long lost Ben wa balls! Must hunt them down....
Anyone else got baby brain? I stupidly watched paranormal activity last night all alone, then went to lock the front door before I went to bed and couldn't find the key anywhere!
I've found it this morning....in the car! So I must have got out of the car unlocked the door then gone and put the keys back in the car confused oh dear...

misskatamari Sat 27-Jul-13 10:04:20

Oh dear Laura - i'd have been pooing myself after watching paranormal activity and not being able to lock up!

I don't know if I have baby brain or if my memory is just crap but yesterday I was chatting to a friend about going to the cinema last weekend - and i had NO IDEA what I had seen. Not a single thing in my head about it at all - it was like a big giant blank! It took me about 3 hours to remember! Oh dear.

jazzcat28 Sat 27-Jul-13 10:26:52

Scan appointment letter came today - 9th August so just under 2 weeks away when I think I'll be 12+4. Let the countdown commence...! Glad it's on a Friday as that will make it a lot easier to work from home without people getting suspicious. Little shocked at the price of the photos though - 4 for £10!

OK as a first timer I'm a little confused at what on earth Ben Wa Balls and a Kegel are!

misskatamari Sat 27-Jul-13 10:35:50

Yaaaay excellent news about your scan jazzcat - piccies are so pricey aren't they! kegels are your pelvic floor muscles and ben wah balls are these balls you can insert and are held in place by the muscles (made famous recently by fifty shades of grey i think but they've been around a while). I think we ideally should be doing pelvic floor exercises so that it helps us be able to push the baby out effectively (and also avoid leaking wee!). The pelvic toner is a "vaginal exerciser" which apparently helps with this - super strong fanjo! and the epi-no I mentioned is similar but also helps prepare for birth as you inflate it later in pregnancy and work up to almost baby head size - ouch!. Does seem like a good idea in theory - albeit a bit scary.

Yaaaay my asos order has arrived and the two dresses I ordered fit perfectly. I ordered some tshirts and they are MASSIVE though - proper tents! I don't know whether to keep them for when i'm also massive or to send them back - should probably double check how much they were as I only bought sale bargains so might be worth just hanging on to them.

Shropshiremummy2b Sat 27-Jul-13 10:57:25

Misskat I am soooooo up for the perineal massage, Im tempted to start now! Eeeek just the thought of it.... Iy chi wa wa! I read that you can just use olive oil... think i'd need to buy a seperate bottle for cooking though! I know someone who tore really badly, then got over sewn up, it took weeks of her not being able to do a poo to go to the doctor where they ripped her back open. Ouch. I wish I could tell you that that story was hearsay- alas not.

My lovely sister bought me some Clarins body oil (like a posh version of bio oil) so I have been slathering my already enourmous tummy liberally. I already look pretty unattractive naked so I dont want to be making matters worse.

I bought some corally red skinny maternity jeans from H&M sale, but they are the type with the thick band that goes up to your boobs. So as there wasnt enough to hold them up I ended up with the crotch of the trousers round my knees like a 2Pac/Nora Batty hybrid. Think I need the type with two little panels by the pockets if any one has seen those...?

EeyoreIsh Sat 27-Jul-13 11:34:16

I'm jealous of you all buying maternity clothes! I've held off buying any until after the scan, but as I've lost weight I think it'll be a while before I need them. Although last night I did have to undo the button and zip on my jeans! DH thought that hilarious.

But I lost some weight before my wedding so I already have jeans etc in the size up.

I'm off on holiday in a fortnight and when I'm back I'll be 15 weeks. so I might order now one work dress for when I come back. I have no idea the speed at which my bump will grow...

misskatamari Sat 27-Jul-13 12:43:14

Shropshire that jeans story is hilarious! Hopefully they'll be a bit better when your bump is bigger grin

Tearing is the only thing about labour that bothers me and it seems so common! My friend had 3rd degree tears with her first and said they spent 45 mins sewing up the muscles and then the skin as she was in agony! No thank you! I am having the most olive oiled, worked out, prepared fanny in existence by the time it's my turn!!!

Oooh I need to start using bio oil! Keep forgetting so thanks for reminding me!

misskatamari Sat 27-Jul-13 12:48:30

Apparently raspberry leaf tea is helpful in late pregnancy too as it is supposed to help tone the muscles if your uterus. I don't know how that is supposed to happen but I like it so will be knocking it back (can't hurt can it). It's one to avoid in early pregnancy tho!

LittlePandaBear Sat 27-Jul-13 14:16:52

I'm another one who's been buying clothes. Some maternity jeans from Debenhams and bras in a bigger size arrived today and I feel so much more comfortable grin. I've also ordered a few things from Seraphine and am keeping fingers crossed that they fit/will fit as I grow!

I got out my old case of maternity clothes from 3 years ago and have washed them but I just don't want to wear any of them, they seem so old and blah. I think I will be buying some more new things to perk me up! There have got to be some advantages to getting fatter surely? And it's not fair on this baby if it only get's hand me downs smile.

I never did the 'exercises' last time I was pregnant, although as I had a section as DD was breech it wouldn't have mattered anyway. I have to decide if I want another section this time or a natural birth. There's no nice easy way...

laura0007 Sat 27-Jul-13 15:02:34

Tearing.... Eek blush

Can I be the one to ask how the hell you do a perennial massage?

Can I do it myself or do I need to enlist the help of a very good looking, willing guy? wink

vix206 Sat 27-Jul-13 15:14:37

I tore with DS. The tearing wasn't painful (didnt feel it) but the dr didnt numb me before sewing up and it was 30 mins of agony. I used gas and air, and cried, and she said 'after what you've been through this is easy'

Bitch doctor confused won't suffer any of that next time I will be much more assertive!!!

Ps sorry for horror story but I think it's pretty unusual....

lyndsey90 Sat 27-Jul-13 16:01:05

I've got such bad sciatica pain today sad

misskatamari Sat 27-Jul-13 16:20:10

Vix that sounds horrible - what a bitch!

Laura is you search in YouTube there's a woman demonstrating on a fake (and giant!) vagina!

Lyndsey hope your sciatica is less painful soon hmm

I'm teary and annoyed at the moment! It's out wedding anniversary today and after months of feeling shit I've been so looking forward to feeling well enough to go for a meal and put some make up on etc.
So I ran a bath and put hair dye on - and then DH said there was a funny noise. Yep because bloody water is leaking into the lounge near the light!

We had a plumber out on weds fixing a blockage and I'm presuming he must have knocked one of the pipes or something because now there's a leak. DH rang them and they said they can get someone out tomorrow - errrr no, you fixed something and caused this you can bloody come now. So they relented and said they can get someone here between 5 and 11!

So I'm stuck with hair dye on my head, trying to figure out whether its best to rinse in the kitchen sink or just hose myself off in the garden whilst having a big cry at how "unfair" it all is. DH did find my wailing of "I don't want to be smelly and covered with hair dye" quite amusing.

I've got him calling other plumbers now so fingers crossed we can get something sorted sooner! hmm So annoyed!

vix206 Sat 27-Jul-13 16:23:17

Lyndsey I have the sciatic pain too and I'm gutted to have it so early. I had it from 20 weeks with DS a d it was agonising by the end. hmm

lyndsey90 Sat 27-Jul-13 16:27:22

I can't walk far already, my ass is in agony lol!!!

vix206 Sat 27-Jul-13 16:36:03

Yep same here. Gets worse as the day goes on and by 8pm I'm in agony. Just relishing the fact it currently goes off at night, with DS it got so I couldn't sleep for more than an hour at a time because the pain would go from my back down my legs and I had to keep moving position all night. Horrid horrid symptom.

lyndsey90 Sat 27-Jul-13 16:52:55

Think I'm gonna invest in a squishy mattress in a few months. The one I have now is very firm which I think makes it worse. I've had it through the night a couple of times. Waking up every hour to turn over, had to tense my ass when I moved it got that bad. My thighs felt tight as buggery!!!

misskatamari Sat 27-Jul-13 16:54:02

It sounds awful - I really feel for you especially as you probably can't take anything more than paracetamol hmm I suffer from lower back pain every so often and that's bad enough, sciatica just sounds so much more horrid. I hope you can find something to ease it - is alternative hot and cold compresses supposed to help? I know my friend did that when hers was really bad.

lyndsey90 Sat 27-Jul-13 16:54:17

OH finds it mildly amusing that with every step I take I let out a little ow ow ow ow lol x

lyndsey90 Sat 27-Jul-13 17:04:18

I'm not sure. I'm not one to resort to painkillers lol. I just deal with pain haha. Going to meadowhall now, trying to find a dress for a christening I'm off too.

Thingymajigs Sat 27-Jul-13 18:13:11

I wish baby would move up a bit. I can feel a pressure and need to go for a wee every 30 mins. Feels uncomfortable to lie on my side too without a pillow between my thighs. I do feel properly pregnant now though. grin Can't wait to go shopping after the scan.

vix206 Sat 27-Jul-13 18:34:36

I've got a memory foam mattress and I don't know how I'd cope with the sciatica without that. It does really help.

vix206 Sat 27-Jul-13 19:19:55

Oh and I popped into jojos today and grabbed a right bargain! A winter coat reduced from £65 to £10 grin

gnittinggnome Sat 27-Jul-13 19:43:27

Just spent the day with a good friend who is due in two weeks! We have very similar ideas on stuff, so it was nice to talk through things like perineal massage etc. Have been reading this :http://www.babycenter.com/404_can-perineal-massage-help-me-avoid-an-episiotomy_1955.bc

Because we were in the neighbourhood seeing friends, we popped into IL's house, and lo, there was my repulsive FIL who just can't resist a little pat on my tummy. I actually vomited in my mouth a little bit, I cannot stand the man. This time tho I was prepared for him and said out loud, where MIL and BIL could hear "No FIL, don't do that, I don't like it, we told you before, don't do it again" and he looked ever so slightly sheepish. He also did not get the kissy-hug goodbye so I am hoping it has sunk in. I am going to start carrying a fly-whisk with me to discourage that sort of gross-out behaviour! (I am quite big on personal space, and so far no-one else has decided their need to grope my belly, which isn't even a bump, trumps my right to not be molested - it's hard for my DH who is stuck in the middle a bit but I'm not the one pushing boundaries after being told!).

Sorry for the rant, I just needed to get that out of my system without upsetting DH again... And breathe!

gnittinggnome Sat 27-Jul-13 19:43:46

Balls, sorry, forgot to click the link clicky thing:

laura0007 Sat 27-Jul-13 19:51:11

Misskat I've just watched the video you suggested.... I'm just off to bleach my eyes. I'm traumatised....a baby is not going to fit out of my fanjo blushblushblushblushblushblushblush

gnittinggnome Sat 27-Jul-13 20:17:02

lyndsey try the self-heating / self-cooling sticky pads at night - when I had sciatica and referred muscle spasms they helped get me through the night, and are safe to use when pregnant unless you are plastering your abdomen with them. And if a full memory foam mattress is not possible, you can get mattress toppers that are pretty darn good for a fraction of the price. Hope the sciatica calms down soon!

SugarMiceInTheRain Sat 27-Jul-13 20:30:30

Oooh sciatica is a nightmare. I suffered when pregnant with both boys with SPD and sciatica and it was horrible.

gnittinggnome don't blame you for setting your FIL straight, if my FIL tried that on me I think I would vomit in my mouth too! Luckily he's really not the touchy feely type (phew) though he annoys me in plenty of other ways!

Well I cracked today and bought myself a pair of super comfy maternity trousers (cannot stand tight waistbands). And I started welling up when DH showed me all sorts of cute baby things in Mothercare (though he wouldn't let me buy any as it's too early!) hmm

LittlePandaBear Sat 27-Jul-13 20:36:00

Just a shout out to the tall ladies who wanted 36 inch trousers/jeans - there are some maternity ones on the new look website - nothing over £20!

envy as I'm only 5ft 2 so need shortie ones!

SugarMiceInTheRain Sat 27-Jul-13 21:11:53

LittlePandaBear the lack of shortie maternity wear is soooo frustrating. Nowhere sells petite maternity trousers angry My mum is coming to visit next week and is hopefully going to help me hem up some trousers that are too long as I'm useless with a sewing machine!!

Thingymajigs Sat 27-Jul-13 21:17:00

I'm trying to find some short maternity jeans too. I'm 5'2 and struggle to find jeans at the best of times so this is near impossible. Just lost a third eBay auction for petite maternity jeans. I think New Look might do them though.
I did get 4 long sleeved maternity tops from eBay for about £16 which should be enough I reckon.

misskatamari Sat 27-Jul-13 21:31:11

Thanks for the link gnitting!

I know Laura! It's bloody scary isn't it! I'm getting mine well and truly prepared for it!

ch1134 Sat 27-Jul-13 21:45:31

do you really all need maternity wear already? I'm due end of Jan and not needing it yet, just wearing my more comfortable clothes. I do need new underwear and swimwear though - where best to go for this?

vix206 Sat 27-Jul-13 21:47:37

Yes I've had a sizeable bump since 11 weeks. No chance of wearing non-maternity trousers now although I've a few baggy tops and jersey dresses that are still ok.

Thingymajigs Sat 27-Jul-13 21:59:56

ch11 I don't need maternity clothes yet but I like to be prepared. Which is why I'm buying winter maternity clothes. Not many though, just the bare minimum as I think I'll get away with normal clothes for quite a while.
I found women's boxer briefs to be the most comfortable in my previous pregnancies. Not very sexy though but I couldn't care less.

laura0007 Sat 27-Jul-13 22:04:56

Anything that goes around my waist that isn't elasticated no longer fits me. But I'm a skinny minny naturally so I do seem to have a bump that size 8 clothes don't cater for! So yep I'm in maternity clothes too.

LittlePandaBear Sat 27-Jul-13 22:05:06

I didn't need maternity wear this early (11+2!) with DD but as it's my second pregnancy it seems that my muscles have stretched more easily outwards! I think first time round it was nearer to 15/16 weeks but we're all different.

Underwear-wise - I'm not going to wear soft cup bras yet, still in underwired but have just got some bigger cup sizes from Debenhams as they have a few discounts at the moment. I think as long as it fits well and the underwires don't dig in then it's ok.

If any of you haven't read the bra threads on Style & Beauty then you really must - so many people wear the wrong size, usually back size too big and cup size too small. So if you haven't been fitted by Bravissimo or similar then get yourselves down there and make sure you're supported!

LittlePandaBear Sat 27-Jul-13 22:12:00

I've just found these trousers which come in 28" leg:
Funmum petite

Personally I'm better with 30/31 as I like to wear a bit of a heel but at least they've realised that pregnant women are different heights! The name 'FunMum' though is just awful!

CubanoHabana Sun 28-Jul-13 05:05:09

Stressing out a bit, had really sharp, stabbing cramps in right hand side at about 10pm, so bad it made me cry. Went away after about 5 minutes. Went to bed and woke up at 4am went to pee and tiny amount of brown when I wiped. Pain is back but just like a dull ache.

Rang maternity word at hospital and spoke to lovely lady who said probably nothing to worry about and to think about contacting gp but that they obviously aren't specialised and would have to be out of hours. Other option is to go to a&e and at least will see gynae doc.

Not sure what to do, with it being a Sunday. If I go to a&e will they even be able to scan anyway with it being a Sunday? If it had been just cramp or just brown discharge I would probably not bother but both has got me worried. 10 +3 today.

I realise I will probably have made a decision by the time anyone sees this but just need to get it out!

tinypolkadot Sun 28-Jul-13 06:10:55

cubano hope you are holding up ok, I had some brown blood at 9+6 and was terrified.

We went to a&e and they booked us in for a scan a couple of days later.

I was told its perfectly normal but it's worrying when it's happening to you!

The lady who scanned me said they don't know why it happens but could be the baby dropping lower in the womb and embedding further down. She also said that as it was brown the bleeding had already happened and was just passing out.

Everyone I saw at a&e and at the scan was lovely, so if u want to go please don't hesitate.

Let us know how u get on flowers

homebyninethirty Sun 28-Jul-13 06:15:29

Hi Cubano - sorry I can't advise whether they will be able to scan you in A&E but perhaps just going along and speaking to one of the doctors would help put your mind at ease a little? Thinking of you...

vix206 Sun 28-Jul-13 06:34:43

Re bras, I'm so lucky because I live 5 mins from the Eveden factory (Freya, Fantasie etc) and they have a factory shop with expert measuring. So I get al my bras very cheap from them. I love Freya.

I went last week as I knew I needed re- measuring. Had gone from a 30D to a 32F. 4 cup sizes up!!

vix206 Sun 28-Jul-13 06:35:48

Cubano sorry just read your post. I hope it's all ok, let us know how you get on. Hopefully it was just baby getting more comfy but I know exactly how you're feeling xx

laura0007 Sun 28-Jul-13 07:58:21

Hope everything is ok cubano. Thinking of you xxx

EeyoreIsh Sun 28-Jul-13 08:02:41

oh Cubano, sorry to hear you've had a bit of pain and spotting. You could go to a&e, or wait until tomorrow to call your early pregnancy unit? I hope everything is ok.

Is anyone else struggling to sleep through the night? I'm shattered, but always wake between 3-4, and then I can't sleep again for hours.

tinypolkadot Sun 28-Jul-13 08:47:50

I'm the same eeyorish don't think this weather & light helps either. I'm back in bed now trying to get some more zzz's (must put mn down)

CubanoHabana Sun 28-Jul-13 09:02:58

Thanks guys.

Been to hospital, said probably nothing to worry about but small chance of ectopic and to go back if pain gets worse or I get any pain in shoulders (linked to fluid). Got an early scan on Tuesday, just wish it wasn't so long to wait...

Been given codeine, also slim chance of appendicitis but doc didn't want to keep me in because of 'all the germs and bugs' in hospital!

misskatamari Sun 28-Jul-13 09:03:30

Cubano I hope everything is okay. I'd probably go to a+e just to put my mind at rest but I'm sure everything will turn out okay. Thinking of you.

Eeyore I'm the same with sleeping. Have been for weeks now and it's driving me potty! Some nights aren't as bad but ones when I just can't sleep for hours just leave me feeling so crap and sick the next day. Damn this evil heat!!!

HarlemWobble Sun 28-Jul-13 09:28:27

Cubano glad that you've been seen at a&e, I'm sure everything will be just fine at the scan on Tuesday.

Sorry it's belated but happy anniversary to misskatamari for yesterday! Also thanks to panda for the newlook 36" jeans tip off you may just have saved me from wearing ankle swingers for the next 7 months!

The wedding I went to on Friday was lovely and my non drinking excuse held firm, but it was such a long day. I didn't get home until 3am so was completely knackered yesterday.

DH and friends are doing the London triathalon today so I'm off to cheer them on later. I hope the weather stays fine!