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March 2014 - Thread 2 because we all love a good natter!

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Souredstones Fri 19-Jul-13 08:38:42

Stats Thread

Thread 2 for all us lovely chatterboxes! grin

Morning!

MTBMummy Fri 19-Jul-13 09:00:37

Thanks Soured - now MUST FILL UP THE OLD THREAD grin

Wuxiapian Fri 19-Jul-13 09:07:48

Good morning, all!

Not the best of starts this side. Awoke with bad back, came down to discover big dog has the runs - all over the utility room. Thankfully, DP cleaned up before leaving (late) for work!

Watching weather forecast did not elevate my already-grumpy mood. Tut.

Hope you're all feeling better than I (?)

mimili Fri 19-Jul-13 09:09:03

Just marking my place..

Rockchick1984 Fri 19-Jul-13 09:14:27

Marking my place...

TWinklyLittleStar Fri 19-Jul-13 09:21:03

<gags at dog diarrhoea story>

MummyPig24 Fri 19-Jul-13 09:28:00

Bloody hell don't think I could deal with doggy runs!

This is my 3rd baby so I'm expecting expansion a lot sooner. Just hope I can keep it under wraps till the first scan.

Beccadugs Fri 19-Jul-13 09:29:33

Hopping on to mark my place!

Morning all!
Out to dinner with a friend last night and told her I'm expecting... felt weirdly like I was making it up! Looking at early scans to convince myself there's something in there - no symptoms at the moment except tiredness but I think that's more due to not sleeping for a week cos its too hot! Anyone have any good cooling down tips? Can't sleep with window open because hayfever is horrendous if I do

OnTheRunFromTheAcademe Fri 19-Jul-13 09:40:36

Marking my place.

Have momentary relief from nausea/perma-headache/exhaustion and enjoying gazing at my beautiful (sleeping!) toddler and thinking I'm going to have another one of these soon. And that's a nice thought smile

Wuxiapian Fri 19-Jul-13 09:44:35

I sleep with fan blowing directly at me. It helps. A lot.

Wuxiapian Fri 19-Jul-13 09:46:22

Tis my 3rd, too, mummypig. I still haven't lost baby weight from 2nd, so starting out as a true lardy.

JK10 Fri 19-Jul-13 09:49:51

Good luck with scans today!

Anyone bought any maternity stuff!? I know you are supposed to hold out until 12 week scan but next had a sale on! So got a few bits that will be good in the colder mths, left the labels on though just in case.

Meant to cool down a little bit over sat and sun, then warm up again on Monday.

MTBMummy Fri 19-Jul-13 09:50:22

We were having a minor panic earlier this year, we were planning on a second DC so when my mum passed away last year, we promised ourselves we would purchase a decent size family car and a long term family home, then after the MC it felt so odd to have spent the money on the car, that may never be used to it's full potential.

We're due to exchange on the family home today, and having found out we're expecting just removes a huge amount of concern. Although that brings it own concerns the last house we were going to purchase fellk through the week before I had my MC so as long as today goes well I may relax a little

MTBMummy Fri 19-Jul-13 09:54:35

JK10 I've not bought any new stuff, but have all my old stuff, and luckily a neighbour has offered me all her old clothes too, as she's tidying up and doesn't want them any more (she doesn't know I'm pg yet - but does know we're trying)

If anyone is looking for cheap maternity wear check out the ASOS Sale, I bought some before my last MC - and even Kate Middleton wears it so it can't be too shabby wink

http://www.asos.com/Women/Sale/Maternity/Cat/pgecategory.aspx?cid=6413&WT.ac=|Hub|Sale|Nav|WW|maternity

MTBMummy Fri 19-Jul-13 09:55:01
FrankellyMyDearIDontGiveADamn Fri 19-Jul-13 10:31:43

Good morning everyone, absolutely thrilled to let you know that scan this morning showed a perfectly healthy bean with a heartbeat grin

I'm so relieved I can't tell you!

Beccadugs Fri 19-Jul-13 10:41:27

What great news Frankel!

Interestingly I just spoke to the ultrasound department at my local hospital, who are going to send me a form to arrange the twelve week scan. Usually these are given out by the midwife/GP as part of the early preg pack, but I didn't have one in mine. She did say that they would have checked if I'd done or at booking in, but as ill be nearly 11 weeks by then she said there would be know way I'd have had the scan pre 15 weeks!! So glad I phoned now!

Great news Frank! Bet you felt so relieved and excited.

HotCrossPun Fri 19-Jul-13 11:13:24

Glad to hear your good news Frank!

1 week today until my early scan. Eeeeek.

How is everybody feeling today? I got sent home from work because I - in the words of everyone - looked AWFUL.

When is all this glowing and blooming stuff meant to happen? grin

Wuxiapian Fri 19-Jul-13 11:17:32

Good news, frank! You can relax a little now.

Just wondering: are all you ladies having early scans due to previous probs or just for peace of mind?

hotcrosspun, in my previous 2 pregnancies, I started feeling more human-like at 4/5 months. Not sure I ever a glower, though.

MTBMummy Fri 19-Jul-13 11:33:23

Great new Frankel - really happy for you

I'm off to see my GP next week and they should send me for an early scan, if not, DP and I have pretty much decided that we're going to go private because of my last MC we really want to be sure everything is ok

IceNoSlice Fri 19-Jul-13 11:49:28

Hi all, checking in. Just back from a lovely holiday in sunny Cornwall. Lots of beach, cream teas, pasties, ice cream... Don't know if I'm showing or this is just a food baby!! Had to give the Doom Bar a miss though sad

Can't believe how many posts since I left, there were about 580 on the old thread and now it's full! Still catching up.

Convo has prob moved on but my top tip for getting some sleep in this heat is to have a cool shower just before bed. Enjoy the sunshine preg-friends!

Aw, Frank, I know that relief all too well. Have you fallen in love with baby just that little bit now? I did at my scan last week and s/he is now stuck to the fridge door.

I'm sleeping 10/11 hours a night (bar one trip to the loo) and feel fab. My second scan is next Friday at 8+1.

Twinks, I'm in maternity jeans shock I am so bloated because I am on progesterone pessaries three-times-a-day and I also inject Clexane every morning. I really am massive, horribly so. If I'm honest I need to get my tits re-measured too as I'm busting out of my bras. This is my first baby hmm

Welcome to the newbies.

Blockette Fri 19-Jul-13 12:17:24

Thats great news Frank! you must be so relived!

I on the other hand AM SO TIRED!!!!

stephie101 Fri 19-Jul-13 13:16:27

Hello ladies........fantastic morning i've had....my lovely little smudge is growing fast and has a heartbeat all of its own....even got a pic :-) been signed off EPAU , but told to pop back if i get the eebee geebees..x

JBrd Fri 19-Jul-13 13:18:47

Fab news, Frankel, what a relief!

I still have no symptoms and don't know if it's a blessing or a curse. I constantly worry that I'm heading for another mc, but at the same time I know that every pg is different, and there is nothing to say that this is not going to be a healthy pregnancy (well apart from me being ancient and the stats are not in my favour ^at all^). confused

Not feeling so bloated today, thankfully, but I have noticed that I appear to be more hungry than normal. But that could also have to do with the fact that I have started exercising regularly again. hmm

Juicy I'm on the heparin injections, too, so much fun, isn't it? Shall we have a competition who has the best bruises grin?!

5+2 today, and time couldn't pass any slower if I wanted it to... Can someone fast-forward me to 16 weeks, please?!
Wondering if I should tell my boss soon - once the consultant appointments get going, I'll have to take quite a lot of time off. She's pg herself, so I'm not worrying about any problems in that respect. Just thought it'd be nice, considering that I've only been in my new job for less than 3 months...

Looking for some reassurance, pliz. I haven't felt nauseous in 24 hours. I had my scan last Friday at 6+1 and I saw the baby and the heartbeat but I'm fretting now that nausea has subsided since yesterday. I am 7+1 today. Those of you who have been pregnant before: does nausea wax and wane? My nipples last night were ferociously sore so I feel silly coming for reassurance, but I'm having a wobble sad

Slippersandacuppa Fri 19-Jul-13 13:50:27

Yep Juicy for me all symptoms came and went. 'Tis really hard not to worry, I know but I'm sure you'll be feeling awful again soon. Something to look forward to, eh?!

MTBMummy Fri 19-Jul-13 13:55:23

Juicy - they come and go - sometimes daily with me. But we're here to hold your hand while you have a wobble - it's a scary time.

Thanks, ladies, very much. When should I expect the nausea to return? Such a stupid question blush

Teddybear4 Fri 19-Jul-13 14:53:51

Spotting again, low down cramps and symptoms disappeared.... I'm eight weeks on Tuesday. I can't get an appointment with the EPAU until Tuesday so this could be a very long weekend. I'm a bit panicky about it... hmm

MTBMummy Fri 19-Jul-13 14:58:49

Juicy - on my last pregnancy I had none at all, on the MC I had it really badly for a week on and a week off, this one seems to be a few days on and a few days off

rosyryan Fri 19-Jul-13 15:37:48

Just marking place.

I am thrilled for you Frank smile

FrankellyMyDearIDontGiveADamn Fri 19-Jul-13 15:50:59

Thanks for all the kind words ladies.

Juicy, I've noticed my symptoms (mainly nausea!) coming and going, it was one of the many things worrying me, but I can report it s back with a vengeance this afternoon!

PiratesMam Fri 19-Jul-13 15:59:12

Symptoms have been coming and going for me too. Same for my previous 2 pregnancies. I'm still in normal clothes but my belly is definitely sticking out a bit, especially in my summer clothes, am breathing in a lot but don't know if I can hold my breath for the next 5 weeks!!!

I'm currently thinking this one is a boy as I don't feel as wretched as I did with my girl pregnancy. Don't really have a preference though - there would be pros and cons to either. My girl is currently sitting quietly playing with her dolls house and my boy has just pulled a curtain rail down hmm Hwvr, the girl wakes soon after 6 and the boy would sleep until 9am given half a chance!!!

AndieDisestablishment Fri 19-Jul-13 16:01:05

Teddy If you are really worried, go to A&E then someone has to see you. I thought spotting and cramping together was something they had to check out ASAP.

PiratesMam Fri 19-Jul-13 16:14:12

Agree with * Andie* - fingers crossed for you Teddy

MummyPig24 Fri 19-Jul-13 16:14:53

Still having a bit of "old" blood in discharge. No nausea today, but very tired. The heat doesn't help.

FrankellyMyDearIDontGiveADamn Fri 19-Jul-13 16:27:11

Teddy, I agree with the others if you are concerned then go to A&E, it's always better to check these things out.

SaggyOldClothCatPuss Fri 19-Jul-13 16:43:20

Here you all are! grin

Strokethefurrywall Fri 19-Jul-13 16:57:36

I'll probably be on the progesterone pessaries too, heading to the OB later to get them - we're very lucky in that we have 6 week scans here so hopefully only have to wait 2 weeks to see the heartbeat.

I feel for you all in the ridiculous heat though. I live in the tropics and it's always hot here, but I can definitely attest to the fact that it feels hotter in London when it's hot. It's 38oc here and will probably stay this way through til October but we have the luxuries of A/C and homes that are designed to stay cool. I remember staying in my parents house when we came back to visit London last year and I was absolutely sweltering in 26oc heat! It feels far more oppressive in the UK. I really miss London in the summer though when the weather heats up, theres such an air of happiness!

I'm not looking forward to the nausea again though, especially not through the hot summer here. I'm hoping this pregnancy goes as smoothly as the last one, aside from the heinous first 13 weeks, it was easy running.

Hope everyone is feeling ok.

firsttimekat Fri 19-Jul-13 18:18:09

Great news on the scans everyone.

Today feeling much better symptom wise, but work was shit, I just wanted to tell everyone to stop giving me work and didn't they know I was preg and they should be nice to me, obviously they don't know and its a little early to blow my cover!

Lovely to hear good news about the scans today!

I hope this doesn't come across as a lecture, but please make sure you're drinking lots and lots everyone. I passed out earlier, purely from not drinking enough (although hadn't eaten much either).
Stay safe.

MummyPig24 Fri 19-Jul-13 20:06:31

I'm out with the mums from school tonight and I have managed to get here first and order a tonic water with ice and a slice. Phew. If anyone asks its a g&t!!

Coolhand Fri 19-Jul-13 20:19:31

Good news on the scans today.

Teddy sending hugs - really hope things are okay.

DS has bad cold, cough and sore throat which meant he was up from 2.45 until about 5 this morning. Today was not a good day!

IceNoSlice Fri 19-Jul-13 20:29:46

Congrats on positive scans smile

So a strange day here. I did a KIT day at work. I start back after mat leave in a couple of weeks, full time. I'll be 10+5 on my first day back. It's weird. I feel really guilty. And worried that I'll be written off. So far, my bosses have been so positive, telling me how much I was missed and how glad they are that I'll be back soon. How I should go for promotion in the next year. I feel like I'm deceiving them in some way.

Anyone else have strange mixed feelings about work?

IceNoSlice Fri 19-Jul-13 20:30:54

Mummypig - nice. But nicer without the slice wink

MTBMummy Fri 19-Jul-13 20:44:31

I'm supposed to be out with some ladies I used to work with, it's just the 3 of us, an I don't know how I'm going to get away with not drinking or staying out until midnight. Not sure if I should just be honest, but it feels too early for that.

I've also just realised tonight I've got to adjust my calorie intake, I've been on a diet and limiting to 1200 calories a day, ice done it for months now, and as I don't have a sweet tooth and can't eat lovely cheeses now I'm struggling to hit my 2000 calories, especially in this hot weather I just don't fancy large meals.

Souredstones Fri 19-Jul-13 20:50:37

Congrats on the scans ladies!

Got my midwife appointment today, 1st August...yay!

Hubby grabbed me as I walked in today an asked where the belly had come from...he didn't expect visual confirmation this early lol

Coolhand Fri 19-Jul-13 21:12:46

MTB if you're not comfortable with saying yet, use the old on antibiotics line - works a treat!

MummyPig24 Fri 19-Jul-13 22:12:09

Well it was nice but I'm home now. I think the others were in it for the long haul with jugs of pimms and bottles of wine. One other mum is doing a rowing race tomorrow and she lives near me so we walked home together.

JK10 Sat 20-Jul-13 00:46:58

Hey teddy hope all ok, but go a & e if u want too, they'll have to see u. Fingers crossed all a ok x

steak everyone is soooo different, some ppl only have sickness for a few weeks then nothing, some it comes and goes and others don't get it. Do you have a date for your next scan yet? Are u stressing about it bad? Easy for me to say but u just need to take each day as it comes, all the scans and app don't actually make any difference, what will be will be, the prob is they put your mind at rest only until something comes along and unsettles it again like changes in symptoms, which can be totally normal. Hope u ok.

frank such good news

Souredstones Sat 20-Jul-13 07:44:32

teddy just to say good luck and hope you have a restful weekend. Cramps are, apparently, normal. I had some myself last week that were so bad I had to take time off work but <touch wood> I've seen the back of them. Hope that's the case for you.

I'm shattered. Woke up at 5am to use the loo and not been back to sleep since. Zzzzzzzz

Family outing today too so, wish me luck!!

Teddybear4 Sat 20-Jul-13 07:56:16

Thanks all. Cramps eased off in night and spotting got lighter again. Touch wood this continues over the weekend. I'm going to be a knicker checker nutter by Tuesday....!

Thankfully it's a bit cooler here today. The heat is hard work when pregnant with two energetic children to entertain!

IceNoSlice Sat 20-Jul-13 07:58:50

Good news Teddy

Argh insomnia! Please release me. Every night this week I've woken up at about 2am, done DS's night feed then struggled to get back to sleep. Rubbish!!

Souredstones Sat 20-Jul-13 08:10:03

Argh cramps are back and accompanied by bleeding this time sad waiting on a call back from the out of hours. Think today is cancelled.

Please keep everything crossed

TWinklyLittleStar Sat 20-Jul-13 08:21:11

Good luck soured, I'm sorry to hear that. Everything crossed for you.

JK10 Sat 20-Jul-13 08:29:44

soured keeping fingers crossed here, hope all is okay.

FrankellyMyDearIDontGiveADamn Sat 20-Jul-13 08:32:58

Keeping all appendages crossed for you Soured. I know how scary and upsetting it is, just try to remember (as so many lovely women on here did for me) that some bleeding can be quite common at this early stage. It is not necessarily an indicator that something is wrong ((hugs))

MortifiedAdams Sat 20-Jul-13 09:10:58

Wondered why the old thread seemed to have died then realised we were onto a second one already!

Am at the docs this morning - not sure the purpose of this appt. I still have to arrange a Booking In for a few weeks time, and they tested my urine two weeks ago....sort of wondering if this will just be a waste of time?

MTBMummy Sat 20-Jul-13 09:37:15

soured keeping everything crossed for you x

Soured hope everything will be ok. Fingers crossed x

Rockchick1984 Sat 20-Jul-13 09:55:43

Soured hope everything is ok, please let us know how you get on. Sending lots of positive energy to you thanks

MTBMummy Sat 20-Jul-13 10:24:23

Bit of a TMI question here, but panicking.

Went to the loo for a poo, and got really bad pains in my fanjo - kind of feels like someone trying to pull out a large but very dry tampon. Anyone had this at all? Small short stabbing pains accompanied for a couple of minutes, but all in my erm girlie area, definitely not high enough to be my abdomen

FrankellyMyDearIDontGiveADamn Sat 20-Jul-13 10:47:37

I've not experienced that MTB, but it could be ligaments shifting and slackening. Keep an eye on it and if in doubt phone your EPAU, that's what they are there for.

Rockchick1984 Sat 20-Jul-13 10:49:01

I had this the other week - Here I started a thread and it was very reassuring. I did more pelvic floor exercises and it went.

Souredstones Sat 20-Jul-13 10:49:53

Thanks for all the positive thoughts guys. I've had an internal scan as bean was too small to see properly on a normal one, but, despite the fact my bleeding is getting heavier bean is where it should be and the heart is beating strongly.

The lady who scanned me was so lovely. Said it could be that the hormones have caused a vein in the cervix to rupture as I've had cervical biopsies before or could be implantation bleeds. But reassured me that I should see the bleeding easing off and turning from the red it is to more of an end of period brown in the next few days and that the fact bean had such a strong heartbeat was a very positive sign.

I have pictures too bless her, doesn't really show much but there is something there to show my husband (who stayed home with the kids)

Thank you all

rosyryan Sat 20-Jul-13 10:54:01

Oh phew Soured. Thank god for a good strong heartbeat. This first trimester is just bloody awful. The stress of it all!

rosyryan Sat 20-Jul-13 10:56:03

Great thread Rockchick grin Useful AND entertaining! I am sorely tempted to changed my username to FannyDaggers.

FrankellyMyDearIDontGiveADamn Sat 20-Jul-13 10:56:04

Glad to hear it Soured. We've got a scan pic too - it's just a fuzzy blob, but its our bean all the same grin

Talking to the nurses yesterday they said so many things can cause a bleed and quite often they can't find the actual reason. I've still got some spotting, but its all brown and is tailing off.

MTBMummy Sat 20-Jul-13 11:17:22

Thanks Frankel and RockChick - definitely put my mind at rest - love the term fanny daggers :-)

Soured - so happy for you - fingers crossed the bleeding let's up, just take it easy and look after yourself

AndieDisestablishment Sat 20-Jul-13 11:18:25

MTB I believe that is what one friend called "lightening crotch" which I would agree is probably ligaments slackening to make room for your expanding womb. Oh the joys.

Hi ladies,
Can I join? Its very early for me, but it's my first time so i'm currently obsessed with reading as much as I can.
Found out I was pregnant on Wednesday, and today I'm 4 weeks and 1 day.
Been having fairly strong cramps every once and a while, and keep checking to make sure I'm not bleeding.

It's all so exciting, although I've scared myself sick with all of the mc stats, so i'm just trying to keep positive that its a sticky bean.

Congrats and welcome impatient! It's hard not to focus on your worries but you can always vent to us.

My symptoms are a lot more obvious now I'm hitting 6 weeks. I'm a lot more sick and think I'll probably get to the doctors early next week. Also getting emotional watching Show Me Show Me. <too far>

rosyryan Sat 20-Jul-13 13:44:17

Congratulations Impatient! Its such a worrying time - I'm on my second and it doesn't seem to be any less stressful. I'm still knicker-checking like mad and driving myself nuts. 12 weeks seems so so far away.

I agree rosy, I thought I'd worry less with this pregnancy but I think I'm worse.

Coolhand Sat 20-Jul-13 14:34:24

Soured so glad you got the scan.

Rockchick you said the magic words - pelvic floor exercises - better get those started!

Congratulations Impatient. It's an exciting time, particularly with your first!

Wuxiapian Sat 20-Jul-13 14:36:40

I'm on my 3rd and still as nervous (until the 12 week scan, at least) as I was with the 1st.

Although, this pregnancy is definitely hitting me harder! I feel ill - all over - and have periods through the day where I'm fit for nothing.

Thanks for the welcome everyone. It really is such an exciting time, but also a bit scary.

Now I have my BFP I was considering changing my name to something else, but I'm actually pretty impatient to have my midwife appointment and then first scan so it's still relevant.

My husband is at work today so I've indulged myself by watching 2 episodes of one born every minute. I never watched an episode the whole way through pre BFP, but now I can't get enough.

AndieDisestablishment Sat 20-Jul-13 15:35:13

Glad I'm not the only one that's a multip but also freaking out as if this is the first. I have no symptoms except sore boobs this time whereas with DS and DD I had nausea both times. I am incredibly tired though but working long shifts and having two toddlers is probably contributing to that.

Impatient You have an apt name for the whole of pregnancy, keep it. grin Congrats too. Oh and, I work in maternity and am still obsessed with OBEM.

MummyPig24 Sat 20-Jul-13 16:52:22

Good news soured. Hope everyone is feeling good today.

We went to the zoo which was great. Really nice to spend a few hours just having fun with the family, also it wasn't hot so we weren't walking about sweating. Saw a baby rhino, baby meerkats and ostriches having sex so it was pretty eventful!!

Stil have some brown blood in discharge but still no pain or anything. I need to be taking it easier than I am but it's hard when there is things to be done. Dh is firing up the BBQ later so we can have another al fresco meal!

JK10 Sat 20-Jul-13 17:28:28

Pleased for u soured!

Been a busy day today and am now exhausted! Thing I'm being a little short tempered with the kids when I'm usually quite chilled out! I could sleep for a week!! I'm also enjoying it being cooler today! Just to have a little break from the heat!

TWinklyLittleStar Sat 20-Jul-13 18:20:02

Another exhausted one here. I travelled a long way to see some friends and their twins, we took a walk to the park and played in the playground, now I'm on my way home and I can barely keep my eyes open.

I'm starting to very slightly feel, for a few brief moments at a time, that this might actually work and I could possibly have a baby in 7/8months time. Wow.

JBrd Sat 20-Jul-13 18:28:08

Another exhausted one here. DS got up at 6am today, and although I had the best intentions of taking a long nap today, I never got a chance. I'm so tired I feel ill confused

On the positive side, the MW just called, and I now have my booking in appointment on the 1 August, yay!

MTBMummy Sat 20-Jul-13 18:38:31

Great news soured

Can I join the exhausted club? No idea how I'm going to cope with work next week. Thankfully DP was lovely and took DD out to a party this afternoon and I had a nap (for 2 hours) feeling marginally human, but coil happily go back to bed now.

MTBMummy Sat 20-Jul-13 18:38:51

Coil??? Wtf? Could

HotCrossPun Sat 20-Jul-13 19:19:15

Has anybody else had a bit of a tear-fest for no good reason?

Me and DP were watching a film with Matt Damon in it where he buys a zoo. One of the tigers died, and I couldn't stop crying for nearly 15 minutes.

I knew I was being ridiculous, so I was kind of laughing and howling at the same time. confused

Poor DP was trying to comfort me, but I could tell he was thinking - oooh jeez, is she going insane?! grin

TWinklyLittleStar Sat 20-Jul-13 19:22:59

HotCross I bought a pair of shorts yesterday and had to go up a size. I know I haven't gained any weight yet, I was wearing an old and fairly small skirt I felt good about fitting in to. But when I had to get the next size of shorts up I cried, no, I fucking WAILED in that shop and for 10 solid minutes. I literally could not stop myself. At least you were in the privacy of your own home!

HotCrossPun Sat 20-Jul-13 19:41:41

Ok Twinkly you definitely win in the sobbing stakes grin

It was the sheer strength of it that shocked me. No demure Cheryl Cole tear trickling down one cheek, twas proper snotty racking sobs!

We are officially the cry babies of the boat. blush

Thaleia Sat 20-Jul-13 19:42:23

Who is London based? Had my first one at C&W and although the cs was fine, the after care was truly shit. Other option was St. George.

Congrats to all your good scan results, I haven't been to the GP yet, I just want to wait till its a buy more real!

MummyPig24 Sat 20-Jul-13 20:10:15

A llama died on tv the other day and I bawled my eyes out!

My tummy has popped out today, there's going to be a lot of sucking in going on!

firsttimekat Sat 20-Jul-13 20:28:16

I'm London based, DH was born at st George's! we've opted for st. hellier, tbh hadn't thought I'd have to chose this early but dr wanted to know where I wanted to go for scan and thats the closest.

PiratesMam Sat 20-Jul-13 21:04:53

I'm struggling to suck in the belly too - can't see how I'll not breathe for the next 5 weeks!!!

I'm in S London and will have this one at King's, same as the other two. No complaints about my previous experiences there.

PiratesMam Sat 20-Jul-13 21:05:41

Thaleia St Thomas's is meant to be good?

FrankellyMyDearIDontGiveADamn Sat 20-Jul-13 21:17:38

We're in a Cambridgeshire village so I'll be using The Rosie at Addenbrookes. They've just opened the newly refurbished area which is supposed to be very good.

Anyone else got uneven boobs? Mine are both much bigger than usual but one is bigger than the other.

MummyPig24 Sat 20-Jul-13 21:23:24

I tend to wear a lot of empire line tops and dresses anyway as they suit my shape but even in one today it's pretty obvious. Hope I'm just having a bloated day!

I'm hoping to have this little one at a very tiny hospital, only 6 beds.

Ds2 was born at St Thomas's. No complaints. Ds1 was a Guys and they had big old-fashioned wards then so not the greatest experience. This one will be born at Kingston.

JBrd Sat 20-Jul-13 22:32:40

Oooh, Frankel, we're in the same area! I'll be going to the Rosie, too, apparently, the new unit is fab smile

BionicEar Sat 20-Jul-13 23:50:07

Hello ladies!

How are you all doing?

Am shattered, feel sick all the time, seem to have bad short term memory loss but apart from that all is well!

Feeling more daunted about the whole prospect of baby no 3 as will have massive impact on the household, but am sure we will all survive, even the stroppy DC!

JK10 Sun 21-Jul-13 00:19:40

I'm in Bromley so south of London, we all get sent to kings for the 12 week scan. They are ridiculously thorough as its a research hospital, so a scan that should take 10 mins, u actually end up there for a good few hrs! Last time I had to walk on a treadmill, they measured my body far content, heart rate, bloods, nucheal scan, internal scanning to look st the size and shape of womb. All sorts! I came home exhausted! They seem to be looking at different things each time I've been there for scans, but all good if it helps I guess.

bionic you'll manage just fine, once u have 2, the 3rd will just fit in! They kinda have to! And the slightly older ones will be fetching nappys and wet wipes for u!!

Has everyone started using the stretch mark creams yet? I'm slapping it in morn and night!! Hope everyone sleeps well and feels a bit better tomorrow! (myself included!)

AndieDisestablishment Sun 21-Jul-13 06:41:43

All this talk of hospitals has made me really anxious for an uncomplicated pregnancy, otherwise I'll have to go to the hospital I work at. I don't want midwives I work with looking at my foof!! I'm hoping for another home birth or the tiny birthing centre at the nice hospital but the criteria is really strict.

TWinklyLittleStar Sun 21-Jul-13 06:48:25

I'll be at Princess Alexandra, Harlow one way or another. They have a labour ward and a midwife led centre on site apparently.

I don't know if it would be the same for birth but I was offered a choice of PAH, Chase Farm or North Middlesex for fertility treatment. PAH was a no brainer for me.

bionic the memory loss! Bloody hell! On Friday I forgot the pin for my debit card - the same pin I've had for 14 years! I also forgot to turn the gas off yesterday after making pancakes, and getting cash from an atm (when I finally remembered my pin) was just beyond me. Fun and games eh smile

SaggyOldClothCatPuss Sun 21-Jul-13 07:28:59

I went to a family BBQ last night. We were talkin about our holiday next week, we are going to the Lake District with B and Sil. They are adamant they want me to go hill walking, BIL mentioned Skiddaw! SIL says I MUST do CatBells! I'm going to have to stamp my foot and tell them aren't I! I saw CatBells on TV last week, I might possibly manage it, but oh dear! confused
I've decided that if I have to walk, they all have to come sailing! SIL didn't look best pleased, but fair exchange and all that! grin
I managed to eat a couple of well done sausages at the BBQ, and when I got home I felt dreadful! I don't feel too bright this morning either! confused

RugbyWidow7 Sun 21-Jul-13 07:29:06

Bionic and twinkly, my memory is shot too. I can't remember words and dh keeps laughing at me as I'm getting everything wrong. I told a friend we were thinking of going to north Devon next week - I of course meant north Norfolk! She was totally bemused by me, as I haven't told her. This is going to be a long 5 weeks!

Soured, so glad you had a good scan. Phew! Hope you're feeling better.
Juicy, how are you, I hope you're feeling better too?!

The exhaustion is killing me. I'm totally useless for large parts of the days and am forever snapping at dh. Not great for his week off work. He thinks I'm a miserable cow at the moment, which I mainly am. I just can't seem to catch up the sleep in the daytime - the smallest noise disturbs me. Ds seems to be back to getting up at 6am again at the mo, and that extra hour makes such a differnece at the mo. Hoping to go to my parents today / tomo so they can wait on me hand and foot look after me a bit. wink

My Mw app was cancelled last week so I have a booking in app this Fri at the hospital.

x0gawjus0x Sun 21-Jul-13 07:43:35

Hello ladies ive got a 9 week scan on Friday at 8.50 smile its taken us 3 years to get a bfp so im praying praying praaaying everything will be okay!!! im so nervous! Have had quite an easy few weeks, sore boobs and very tired that's about it. Also some pulling pains/feelings in my belly.. especially when I stretch! :D I hope to god I see a little tiny heart beating away! xx

FrankellyMyDearIDontGiveADamn Sun 21-Jul-13 09:06:04

Jbrd, how cool! You're due 2 weeks after me but we may end up there together!

JK10 Sun 21-Jul-13 09:18:26

andie I'm hoping for a home birth too, maybe a water birth but those pools are soooo expensive! Did u have a birthing pool?

When I went for dinner with my ds mums from sch, they were asking what teacher my dd has! I sat there saying its mrs uh, um, uh, I can't seem to remember! They were all staring at me then at each other as if to say ' is she for real!' very embarassing! About 10 mins later after the conversation had changed, I suddenly blurt out her name! Ooops!

Coolhand Sun 21-Jul-13 09:31:16

Hope all okay JFS - know you were having a bit of a wobble the other day.

I am shattered! DS woke at 3.40 - he's totally congested and doesn't understand how to blow his nose yet! Couldn't get him back over so we ended up being up to 6.25, he went back down for an hour, then up again. I'm trying to catch up now but can't get back to sleep. So annoying

Rockchick1984 Sun 21-Jul-13 09:31:30

Good luck for your scan Gaw

Andie and JK I'm hoping for a home water birth too. JK generally the birth pools retain their value pretty well so apparently can sell them on for similar to what you paid. My midwife said I could hire one from them if I wanted, need to look into both options a bit closer to the time.

Went out for an Indian last night - only had a Korma and its really not agreed with me sad so think I'm going to have to avoid it, at least for first trimester!

Lambchop14 Sun 21-Jul-13 09:35:01

Listening to your chat on hospitals and it sounds like your all based in England. Is anyone in Scotland or an I the only one? I will probably give birth in the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary. Must remember to log on to the computer today and put in my stats (thinking out loud) lol

OnTheRunFromTheAcademe Sun 21-Jul-13 09:48:26

andie jk rock I had a homebirth with ds and loved it. It had its challenges but was on the whole straightforward and we are definitely planning to do it the same way again.

We borrowed a pool from our local homebirth network (Leeds). They lend them out for free and you just have to buy a liner (£25 iirc). It might be worth asking around to see if there's a similar scheme where you live - I think they're quite common. There's a fb group called homebirthers and hopefuls, you might find info there.

MTBMummy Sun 21-Jul-13 09:51:47

Morning all, I hope everyone is enjoying the slightly cooler weather.

I'm outside of London, between reading and Oxford, so will be nominating JR in Oxford, I had DD there and was amazed at how lovely the staff were, compared to tales from friends who had opted to go to RBH.

Is anyone else suffering with dizziness? Every single time I stand up I have to sit down immediately. Can't recall if this is normal or not, thankfully seeing my GP on Wednesday and will raise it then ( although my appointment is at 720am!!! - I just hope I'm awake enough to remember what I want to ask)

rosyryan Sun 21-Jul-13 10:47:17

I'm smiling this morning because I am feeling distinctly queasy. Hooray for the onset of morning sickness! grin

I'm in North London so will be going to the Whittington. I've heard good things about it, so hoping it will be ok. I may well plump for an ELCS after GD, a failed induction and a EMCS last time. Will make that decision nearer the time.

My underwear is cutting me in half today so I'm thinking that I might have popped too! grin

How are you feeling this morning Sour?

Lyra I've got wonky boobs as well. You can't really tell when I'm not upduffed. I've been getting really stabby pains in the larger boob - hoping that is a short-lived symptom!

Laughing at Twinks' shop meltdown. In a sympathetic way of course wink

RugbyWidow7 Sun 21-Jul-13 10:47:42

MTb, I have the dizziness pretty badly too. I've started taking a liquid iron supp a friend recommended, so I'll report back in a few days as to whether its helping. Also trying to eat lots of red meat but no luck so far.confused I read something this morning about it being due to the increased blood in your body in pregnancy...

I'm going to the Lister hospital in Stevenage as we're btw London and stevenage. Went I welwyn last time, but the maternity unit has now closed sad quite looking forward to seeing it though as the Lister in brand new.

rosyryan Sun 21-Jul-13 10:50:22

MTB It sounds like low blood pressure to me - its really common in pregnancy. Definitely mention it. I don't think they can do much about it but its worth keeping an eye on.

Coolhand Sun 21-Jul-13 12:11:32

MTB a bit of dizziness here too but not anywhere near as bad you're experiencing. It doesn't happen every time I get up but it has happened quite a few times. I'm inclined to low bp anyway.

I don't suppose anyone in NI? Think I was the only one on my last thread as well. I'll be going to RVH. Hoping for a VBAC - have started researching it and a bit [hmmm] about the cfm - being active during my labour is very important to me. Would have loved to try water birth but think that's ruled out. Anyway, will deal with all that at a later stage - need a date for my scan first!

babybear9 Sun 21-Jul-13 14:07:00

Had a private scan this morning. No reason other than a bit of reassurance / impatience on my part! So, so glad we did. It was amazing. Saw / heard bean on ultrasound and then did an internal one to see more clearly. Everything was exactly as it should be. I know anything can still happen so i'll still be worrying until the next one, but it was such a special moment hearing the heartbeat - blubbed the whole way through!

MTBMummy Sun 21-Jul-13 14:14:35

coolhand I'm also considering vbac and feeling mug the same as you. The main thing against another CS is here they insist in electives taking place no later than 38 weeks, an I'd worry about short changing bean of 2 week growth, especially as DD was 15 days late.

Great news babybear - I'm so tempted to have an early one for exactly that reason.

Lovely babybear! How many weeks are you? Glad everything was ok.

I am not hurraying morning sickness <vom> Hyperemesis here I come.

Writerwannabe83 Sun 21-Jul-13 14:25:26

Is there room for another member in here??? grin

I got my BFP yesterday - I have actually taken 10 tests just to make sure!!!!

I had a vbac with ds2 and it wasn't a good experience. Will definitely have an elcs with this one.

rosyryan Sun 21-Jul-13 14:50:37

Aww Babybear that's lovely news. I would have blubbed too grin

Congratulations Writer! Have you worked out your due date yet? We must be getting to the very end of March now.

Sorry Little that was a bit insensitive of me. Its such a relief to feel that things are developing a bit though. No nausea at all is always a bit worrying, even though its perfectly normal for loads of women. <digs hole>

rosyryan Sun 21-Jul-13 14:52:29

Oh, in what way Lyra? Without prying/ frightening people who are going to go for one? grin I swing wildly between wanting to try for one and wanting to keep my foof intact, seeing as I already have the cs scar, the saggy boobs, the overhang and the stretchmarks which seems like quite enough damage already!

Writerwannabe83 Sun 21-Jul-13 14:55:47

Thanks rosyryan

It was mine and my husband's first month of trying for our first baby!!

I can't believe how quickly it happened.

Due date is March 31st so I only just scrape in here grin

Not at all rosy I was only joking. Well I wasn't joking as I do have hyperemesis but I was just being lighthearted!

Welcome over from the July bus writer, wow first month that was speedy.

Writerwannabe83 Sun 21-Jul-13 15:05:18

I know!! smile

I only had my Mirena out at the end of May. My doctor warned me it can take up to 6 months to conceive following a Mirena, hence why I'm so shocked that it happened straight away grin

AndieDisestablishment Sun 21-Jul-13 15:15:29

JK I didn't have a pool as we only had a tiny house but this time I'm going to look at hiring one as this house is much bigger and I don't fancy ruining another mattress.lol

Writer Stop peeing on things!lol

Lyra I also have wonky boobs, my left is sore, bigger and rounder but my right is its usual little self. sad

Writerwannabe83 Sun 21-Jul-13 15:18:57

Andie I have, I promise.

My left boob is also the one that's causing me problems grin

rosyryan Sun 21-Jul-13 15:27:22

And me! Whats with all these massive left boobs??

Writerwannabe83 Sun 21-Jul-13 15:31:09

My left one has always been a little bit bigger but 2 days ago I started getting stabbing pains in it and now it just aches. They have both definitely grown but the right one is behaving itself at least grin

Sarahb8990 Sun 21-Jul-13 15:53:54

There room for another? I got my BFP last Saturday been tryin ttc for 2.5years so really excited now :-)

babybear9 Sun 21-Jul-13 16:29:36

I'm 7 +3. Expected him to take ages as to be honest as there's a lot of extra padding! But he found within a couple seconds. Been so tired today and chucked up for the first time so been lovely to have something to make it all feel good!

JuicyFatChops Sun 21-Jul-13 16:37:35

Soured, I'm so pleased your fears have been assuaged with your scan. It's such a relief, isn't it?

Thanks, Rugby & Coolhand, for asking after me. I am fine, thank you; no more spotting and nausea has returned although not as pronounced. Very sore nips though! Unfortunately I am in that eighth-week-and-could-happily-stab-someone stage. I remember too well from last year this awful feeling that I could weep with rage at absolutely nothing.

Welcome, Writer and Sarah. Sarah, I think I recognise you from the Clomid thread? Don't tell me that useless drug actually worked for someone?? Congratulations!

I live in an area oop North where our two local hospitals have both been damned in the recent NHS inquiry for having unusually high stillbirths and understaffed maternity wards. No way am I giving birth at any of those. Will I be allowed a home birth even though I'll be 42? Or will they force me to give birth at a hospital miles away? It's my first child.

JuicyFatChops Sun 21-Jul-13 16:38:32

Sorry, babybear, I forgot to say welcome and congrats blush

Sarahb8990 Sun 21-Jul-13 16:59:03

Hi juicy yeh I was on the clomid thread. Yes it finally worked for me on my 6th(last) round. If I hadn't it would have ment a 6-12 month wait for ovarian drilling. So been very lucky!
You should be able to have a home birth. Don't see how your age at 42 would have an effect with it.

Lol, my left boob is also the big one. May have something to do with the fact that ds2 would only feed from the right side.

Rosy, I'm not trying to put anyone off but my vbac was a nightmare. The constant monitoring was a problem as I was less mobile, the labour went on forever (24 hours in total) DS wouldn't come out and ended up having to be dragged out by ventouse and was in scbu for a good few hours afterwards after very low apgar scores.
I had to have an episiotomy and the healing process was 10x more painful than my cs scar. I had to sit on a blow-up ring for at least a week and going to the loo was very scary.
This is only my own experience. Without the need for the ventouse everything might well have been fine.
After two rubbish births (first was induction followed by emcs) I've concluded that my body is not built for childbirth.

Also things "downstairs" never really went back to normal (front gate and back gate). But I guess that's the same for most woman who have a vaginal birth.

onceipopicantstop Sun 21-Jul-13 17:37:43

Hi can I join you lovely ladies? I'm due March 11th with dc2 - dc1 will be 4 when this one arrives. Told my parents today as was getting a bit complicated not telling them for various reasons. Very surprised as didnt think we were planning any more!! Feels a bit weird now someone else knows!
I'm hoping to have a private scan this week for reassurance only.
Having a few sharp twinges in my pelvis every now and again - I know this is normal but sometimes I have two separate pains at the same time - does anyone else get this?? So glad it's a bit cooler have really struggled with the heat. And am feeling so unfit - I'm out of breath even walking up stairs - what's that all about??!
Anyway looking forward to sharing the experience with you all smile

Rockchick1984 Sun 21-Jul-13 18:21:21

Lyra sorry to hear you had a bad experience. Just to say though, it's not normal for things downstairs to never return to normal - I asked about it at 6 week check after DS (I had an episiotomy) and they told me if I didn't feel normal by 6-12 months then go back and see the dr again, who could refer me to a specialist. I think it was around 6 months after he was born that I felt completely healed, wouldn't know now that I'd ever given birth!

MummyPig24 Sun 21-Jul-13 19:07:04

More fresh red blood today. It was getting brown and a lot less but it's started again today. Tmi but its worse when I've had a poo!

Dr said if it worsens I can call 111 so once dcs are in bed I will do that.

rosyryan Sun 21-Jul-13 19:40:29

Oh no Mummy sad They need to give you a scan, it's no good fobbing you off until twelve weeks. It's not fair on you.

Lyra that is pretty much my worst fears in a nutshell! Short of anything happening to the baby of course. I'm still in contact with my group from when I had my daughter and the number of birth injuries they sustained is unbelievable. Far far worse than my mini cs scar! Part of me wants to give birth the "proper" way, part of me thinks "who cares, save your foof!"

Fingers crossed for you, mummypig.

Rosy, why did you have a cs first time round? If its something that's likely to happen again, it may not be worth the pain of a long labour only to end up with a cs anyway.

Rockchick, the episiotomy healed ok (eventually) but things just kind of shifted about down there and never went back iyswim. It's hard to explain.

TWinklyLittleStar Sun 21-Jul-13 20:10:30

There's no [fear] emoticon to use with regards to all the broken-foof talk. (can you tell it's my first?) rosyryan the 'proper' way to give birth is the way that gets the baby out, whether by foof or sunroof, its the end result that matters.

mummypig this is such a headfuck for you, you poor thing. Have you rung 111 yet?

Alcohol free Kopparberg is AMAZING! Tastes just like the real thing. My after work nap was amazing too. A 5.30am start was a bit much today.

IceNoSlice Sun 21-Jul-13 20:17:27

Bleurgh 'morning' sickness returns. Poor DS, not nice to have mummy yakking in the loo whilst having your bath! Still, at his age (nearly one) I don't think he understands.

MummyPig24 Sun 21-Jul-13 20:26:06

Yeah I called 111. A gp phoned me back and basically said there's nothing that can be done to stop it. Rest and take it easy (ha bloody ha), there's a 50/50 chance of miscarriage vs healthy pregnancy. He said its too early to scan, if I was 8 weeks they would but as I'm not they won't scan.

Just praying and hoping he sticks around!

MummyPig24 Sun 21-Jul-13 20:27:10

I discovered schweppes summer punch which is alcohol free and tastes just like pimms!

Writerwannabe83 Sun 21-Jul-13 20:29:10

Fingers crossed for you MummyPig x x

rosyryan Sun 21-Jul-13 20:39:38

Twinks you are 100% right of course. I have had a few sympathetic head tilts in real life when it's revealed Dd came out the sunroof. People always need to make you feel bad about yourself in some way angry Sympathies on the 5.30 wake up. It was 6 for me and I am currently 12.5 hours into a 14 hour shift. Argh.

Lyra they wouldn't let me go past term because of the GD and DD just wasn't ready to come out yet. I got to 6cm with the synto drip and then stopped for about twelve hours. They thought it was pointless to carry on, I tried for a bit longer and then DD started getting distressed, so it became ano-brainer. How about you? What happened with your cs? <nosy>

Similar story, Rosy. DS1's waters broke about I week overdue but no contractions. They put me on synth drip but didn't progress enough fast enough and he was getting distressed so they whipped him out.

rosyryan Sun 21-Jul-13 20:47:16

Grrr. That is so not true MummyPig. The FMC scan from 7 weeks and St Thomas's found a heartbeat for me with DD at 6+5. Your GP is making me mad! I'm hoping and hoping for your little one to stick fast.

I don't feel bad about my cs. It wasn't my choice and at the time it was the safest thing for DS. My body is rubbish at birth but it's great at breastfeeding (fed both DSs for well over a year). We're all made different.

Mummypig, if you go to a&e they'll scan you won't they? It's cruel to make you wait like this.

Writerwannabe83 Sun 21-Jul-13 21:04:02

Lyra I only got my BFP yesterday and already I want CS grin

grin

Mummypig everything crossed for you. I had a positive outcome after loads of bleeding with DS, it is so common. Hope you're resting, and manage to get a scan soon.

Wrt to birth options, I am concerned my fanjo will never recover after a second sad It's bad enough after one. Prolapses all over the show. Although I was lucky to not need stitches.
I have visions of developing an echo if anyone was to shout up it after a second birth.

Souredstones Sun 21-Jul-13 21:21:23

Welcome aboard newbies nice to see you here!

I'm feeling rough today, still bleeding and still cramping, peeing razor blades now too so think I have a uti sad which would explain the cramping.

Scan wise I had a normal one but bean was too small so had an internal one and they showed me a very strong heartbeat and said I was about 6+3 going on measurements. So whoever was told you can't be scanned....go to the EPU via the ooh service.

Hope you're all coping in the heat.

I'm already pushing for a c section as me and my last dc nearly died in labour last time and I promised myself never again.

Souredstones Sun 21-Jul-13 21:21:58

Sorry just seen it was mummy pig. Go to the out of hours service, that's who referred me to the EPU x

AndieDisestablishment Sun 21-Jul-13 21:25:14

Can I just balance the birth horror stories by saying both of my labours were really fast, I didn't have any interference, episiotomies or tears (I swear by perineal massage)

The only sympathetic looks I give to CS moms is when I can see how hard it is for them to move about while I help them wash. Any w

MummyPig24 Sun 21-Jul-13 21:26:23

We don't have an epu at the hospital, when I phoned last week they said I have to go to gynae and have to be referred by the gp. Bleeding has tailed off now but if I get more in the morning then I will be getting an emergency appt with the gp and demanding to be seen by someone who knows what they are doing!

Kids have been horrendous going to bed the last few nights, tonight being the worst. They didn't get to sleep till 9 so I can look forward to two very grumpy children tomorrow.

AndieDisestablishment Sun 21-Jul-13 21:26:32

Gah, thumbs!

Any woman who brings a baby safely into the world, no matter how, then cares for it and nurtures it is to be commended.

MummyPig24 Sun 21-Jul-13 21:27:42

My last two births were very normal and straightforward, last one pretty quick, so hopefully this one will be even quicker! Dash off to the mlu, hopefully be the only patient, pop out a baby and back home again!!

MTBMummy Sun 21-Jul-13 21:49:34

mummy keeping everything crossed for you, but also think you're GP is an arse!

Welcome to all the newbies I'll update the stats thread tomorrow

x

Coolhand Sun 21-Jul-13 22:03:25

Mummy I can't believe there's no access to an EPU - that's shocking. To back up what others are saying - I was scanned at 6 weeks following a m/c before. They had to do an internal scan but there's no prob seeing what's happening at this stage. Got everything crossed that all is okay.

Rosy I know what you mean about the sympathetic looks. I find some mums are almost 'competitive' about their birth stories. We're all different shapes and sizes and babies get themselves into all sorts of weird positions. Those that have good birth stories to tell, I love to hear them because they can encourage us so thanks for sharing those as well. But the reality is, it'll be different for all of us.

The one thing I think I learnt from last time is to go in as flexible as possible and accept that things might change course unexpectedly. In terms of VBAC, I had 2 friends who went through a VBAC in the last year. One went a dream, the other had a terrible time!

PiratesMam Sun 21-Jul-13 22:31:03

The people I know who had the best VBACs didn't actually mean to have them but went into labour early! And both were very quick and easy labours so I don't think they'd change it now, although it was a shock at the time. Best laid plans etc. All I wanted with DC2 was the epidural, but it was so quick I actually only just managed to get onto the hospital bed and out she came grin A total doddle compared to the birth of DC1 which goes down as one of the most traumatic experiences of my life (although worth it in the end obvs)

This time I am just aiming to get to hospital in time. grin

PiratesMam Sun 21-Jul-13 22:33:33

Oh and is anyone else suffering with AWFUL skin? I've got some real humdinger spots at the moment which I'm guessing is hormonal but what with bloatedness too am feeling like a right minger. blush

SaggyOldClothCatPuss Sun 21-Jul-13 22:43:08

Mummy I too was scanned at 6 ish weeks when I MC in January. It was more to see where the pg was as I got pg on the pill and there's a higher risk of ectopic. That's the first thing they rule out, then there are plenty of people who see a heartbeat at 6 weeks.
TBH GPS are pretty rubbish. Mine looked up there, poked my cervix with a bit of tissue and told me it was my cervical erosion bleeding.
Personally, and I know this sounds awful encouraging you to lie, but I would go to A&E in the morning, tell them the bleeding is heavier and you've had one sided cramps and see what they do. Brown bleeding on its own could be a lot of things, but add in the one sided cramps and you have the signs of an ectopic, and they shouldn't be ignored. A scan is then a necessity.

SaggyOldClothCatPuss Sun 21-Jul-13 22:47:37

I'd actually quite like a home water birth, but as I tested positive for group B strep last year, ill need to be tested again and probably require IV antibiotics every four hours during labour! sad I'm a fat bird too, so I probably won't get the local MW unit as transfer to hospital can take up to an hour. There's a MW led unit attached to the hospital but it only has 4 beds and 1 pool. The chances of getting that are slim I suppose. I'm going to insist on a home birth and hope I get the compromise of the hospital MLU. Tbh I'd just like a healthy baby, but I really missed a water birth last time, and this is my last chance.

Wuxiapian Sun 21-Jul-13 22:50:42

Here, PiratesMam! Big, fat, greasy zits. Galore!

My nips are itchy, too. Anyone else's? Tut.

mummypig, I hope you're ok.

Just catching up on this thread. Congratulations Writer, I remember you from the BFP bus. Xx

JK10 Sun 21-Jul-13 23:05:44

mummy wishing everything well for u.

I haven't had spots but have bbroken out with ecsthma (can't spell!) which I haven't had for yrs!

Labour is different for everyone and for each child, I thought my 3rd would be quick and easy but he was a week late and I had to be induced due to that itchy hands thing!! Took 5 days! Was a nightmare! I swear by walking for labour to get going! So with dc4 i walked all day round the park and woods with my 3 dc's having bearable contractions, suddenly my waters went and bam! I'm needing to push in the woods!! Got to hosp at 4.55 dd born 5.00! So unpredictable! Just need to go with it!

Hi to all the new ladies and congratulations!

JK10 Sun 21-Jul-13 23:10:48

saggy what is group b strep? I was told by my midwife that visited my house after baby was born that I was positive with this when they tested if my waters had broke with my dc1, and she was cross that I wasn't given antibiotics, I then questioned another health visiter what it was and what could of happened but she dismissed it and said it may of been wrong?

Lambchop14 Sun 21-Jul-13 23:23:42

Takes me ages to catch up on a days worth of chat! Lol. Mummy, hope you are ok. Got my fingers crossed for you x

Coolhand Sun 21-Jul-13 23:36:44

JK10 (from memory so may not be 100% accurate) it is a bacteria - they are present naturally in some woman's vags.

The bacteria can pass to baby during a vaginal birth and cause an infection which can actually cause the baby to die. There were 2 very high profile cases of this in NI about 2 yrs ago - two mums who had completely healthy pregnancies, lost their babies. They were unaware they had Strep B (so weren't given antibiotics) and were pushing for the NHS to screen all pregnant women (which is routine in US). It didn't go through. I'll get tested privately this time.

For your hospital to be aware you were Strep B and not to give antibiotics (which is the solution to it) through labour is shocking, in fact negligent. No wonder your m/w was angry.

SaggyOldClothCatPuss Sun 21-Jul-13 23:44:31

Yes. Around 30% of women are infected IIRC, many dont know. It's a fairly harmless infection, but if it is passed to the baby just before or during labour it can cause the baby to be very poorly.
If I was you, and what I am planning to do, is make sure everyone you meet during antenal and labour knows you tested positive last time. You should get a swab at around 36 weeks? I think, and then if it is present, you'll need IV antibiotics ever 4 hours during labour.
I was reading up on this yesterday, and I'm fairly sure that's accurate, I'm in the bath and haven't got the energy to go check! grin
There is a group B strep society. It's easily googleable.

Coolhand Sun 21-Jul-13 23:46:50

This link is useful on Strep B

www.gbss.org.uk/section.php?section_id=3

MTBMummy Mon 22-Jul-13 06:28:29

Morning all,

I'm shattered today, my DD who normally sleeps beautifully was up between midnight and 2am - and I eventually managed to fall back asleep at 4:30, but my alarm went off at 5 to get ready for work - not sure how I'm going to manage today.

Also feeling really nauseas today, seems like my symptoms have decided to step it up a gear.

YY to the spots! I've got some huge ones that have decided to erupt on my jaw line, and have eczema pop up on my right hand - between that and the bloating I don't feel fit for human consumption, and just want to crawl into a little cave and hide.

AndieDisestablishment Mon 22-Jul-13 07:40:13

No spots here. I have dry skin though, probably dehydrated from all the weeing I've been doing. Took another test this morning because I started to get paranoid that I'd get to the Dr tomorrow and they'd tell me I was crazy. Went back to sleep after that went positive and have now woken really nauseous so having a cuppa in bed before getting the kids up.

The way I understand GroupB Strep (as explained to me at work last week) is that you could test negative with it one day and positive the next so screening is a bit of false hope unless they're going to do it at least weekly. If you've tested positive before I would hope they'd test you again as a matter of routine.

SaggyOldClothCatPuss Mon 22-Jul-13 07:55:15

Gah! I have just woken up on the sofa, where I'd sat to catch up on the TV last night! confused I had an awful dream as well. I MC again. sad

FrankellyMyDearIDontGiveADamn Mon 22-Jul-13 08:11:23

Mummypig hope things Re better this morning.

My spots have returned as well. I've had awful skin since I was a teenager, due to my PCOS, but they cleared up while I was having fertility treatment. Problem is so many people commented on well my skin was looking that they're probably going to notice my regression!

Royal baby on the way too folks - the news made me cry <darn these hormones>

TWinklyLittleStar Mon 22-Jul-13 08:15:14

Oh saggy that's horrible, but it's just your subconscious working through your anxieties, not a premonition or anything like that.

mummypig how's things today?

greymoose Mon 22-Jul-13 08:35:37

didn't know where you'd all gone! hope all is well!

is group b strep 'streptococcal'?

i have a really sore throat and have for a week or so now, searched sore throat pregnancy on google and found an article about streptococcal that was a bit scary (although probably sensationalist).

been guzzling the lactolose like a madwoman and it seems to be moving things along so to speak - i also have a flat tummy again so am very happy. and it tastes like calpol which is brilliant.

Off to the doctors today, hopefully for some anti-emetic, can't keep anything down now. Hoping to avoid admission to hospital, as I don't want to leave DS.

I'm ridiculously excited about the royal baby. I didn't even realise I was interested!

MTBMummy Mon 22-Jul-13 09:23:12

Finding myself strangely excited by the fact that I have to walk past St Mary's on the way home today - although will probably end up getting pissed off if there's a load of press outside

AndieDisestablishment Mon 22-Jul-13 09:29:00

Aww, saggy pregnancy dreams mess with your head, over the past three nights I've dreamt that my ex husband was back from the dead to batter me again (joyful) and that we were being terrorised in our home by skinheads.

IceNoSlice Mon 22-Jul-13 09:31:07

My skin, normally pretty good, is terrible too - hopefully a short term thing?!

MummyPig24 Mon 22-Jul-13 09:34:17

Still got bloody discharge, not as much though. Aching in my tummy. Got a gp appt at 10.50. My one friend I have told is taking me and looking after dd whilst I'm in there. This is tough, I haven't told anyone but her and I can't drive so if I have to go to hospital it's gonna be interesting! Hope everyone is good today!

MortifiedAdams Mon 22-Jul-13 09:37:12

Good luck today Mummy

MTBMummy Mon 22-Jul-13 09:49:24

Fingers crossed for you Mummy x

Rockchick1984 Mon 22-Jul-13 09:56:31

My skin was awful when I had DS and again when I had the miscarriage. It's been ok so far this time, fingers crossed!!

Rockchick1984 Mon 22-Jul-13 09:57:39

X posted - good luck mummypig!!

AndieDisestablishment Mon 22-Jul-13 10:13:55

Good luck mummypig sending positive vibes.

MortifiedAdams Mon 22-Jul-13 10:21:34

Is anyone else lacking in appetite? I am forcing myself to eat little bits to stave off the sick feeling but I fancy no foods sad

babybear9 Mon 22-Jul-13 10:25:43

good luck mummypig

greymoose Mon 22-Jul-13 10:35:31

mortified i'm the same, my dp's pretty much bought out the entire supermarket in the hope there will be something i will want - i look in the cupboards and i don't fancy anything at all!

greymoose Mon 22-Jul-13 10:35:59

also hope all goes well mummypig!

FrankellyMyDearIDontGiveADamn Mon 22-Jul-13 10:40:58

Hope your GP does the right thing and refers you quickly Mummypig

So, on the TMI front, how are everyone's, er, bowel movements? I keep reading about constipation being a problem, but honestly I seem to have the complete opposite problem blush

Thinking of you MummyPig.

Just on way home from early scan. All fine grin Dates confirmed.

SaggyOldClothCatPuss Mon 22-Jul-13 11:25:55

Hope you are ok Mummy.
Lyra that's great news.

greymoose Mon 22-Jul-13 11:32:33

sorry if everyone's already said when they're booked in for - but how far will you be for your dating scan/booking appointment?

mine's 12 weeks and it's a combined booking/dating appointment - does this seem a bit late for the booking etc?

MTBMummy Mon 22-Jul-13 11:35:53

Great News Lyra

My booking appointment will be at 8+1, and only then will they book my scan, I've gone for as early as possible as it can be a real nightmare getting a scan slot, but iirc your scan only needs to take place between 12 and 14 weeks for the Nuchal fold test

greymoose Mon 22-Jul-13 11:39:30

thanks mtb - i'm fine with the scan as that seems about right at 12 weeks, it;s just that it being a combined booking in means I'm essentially 2-4 weeks behind? perhaps I'm being fussy.

charley33 Mon 22-Jul-13 11:51:27

Crikey so many messages since I last logged on!!

Had an eventful weekend - Started spotting a little Fri night and through the weekend (no blood though and not very much spotting at all)

Gone through thefull range of emotions to it's gonna be ok to I'm in the early stages of a mc (although last mc was very different if this is the case)

So now just confused!! Rang 111 this morning who told me I needed to speak to a GP at my practice - Just waiting for them to call me back anytime now!

Hoping I might be reffered to the local EPU for an early scan if not have my private one next Monday!

Souredstones Mon 22-Jul-13 12:33:20

Best wishes mummypig

I'm bleeding again today, heavier than at the weekend. I've come into work to try and ignore it but that's not working at all.

Not sure what to do with myself really. Just clinging onto the hope the heartbeat I saw on Saturday was strong enough to withstand all this stress

Sorry for being a bit selfish and whingy, I'm not always like this.

babybear9 Mon 22-Jul-13 12:38:25

Mortified totally the same which is so out of character for me! Spent 20 mins yest wondering round tesco and couldn't find anything I wanted. Rang in sick today. Thrown up three times before leaving house. Only way I can keep anything down inc water is to lie in bed. Have bucket next to me just in case!

Not selfish at all, Soured. That's what we're here for. Whinge away! fingers crossed everything will be ok.

Our very own Frankel has been quoted in a DM article about the royal birth grin

Sending lots of positive thoughts and fingers are all crossed for Mummypig and soured. Hope all is ok.

Mummypig let us know how your appointment goes.

FrankellyMyDearIDontGiveADamn Mon 22-Jul-13 13:39:27

I know Lyra, thank god no one who knows me in real life a) knows I use MN and b) reads the DM wink

MTBMummy Mon 22-Jul-13 13:42:53

Soured - it's what we're hear for - it's a terrifying time, and one where we are conditioned not to share our news with those closest to us - but that's another rant.

Hoping little bean hangs in tight

Still can't believe I saw my tiny kidney bean on the screen today. He/she has legs and arms and a heartbeat! DP cried when he saw him/her grin

Blockette Mon 22-Jul-13 14:19:29

Hi everyone!

Wow that was alot of posts to catch up on!

Soured - fx everything is ok, keep thinking of that strong heartbeat.

- I finally think I'm getting symptoms, I don't feel like I'm going to be sick, but I do feel like I have the flu or something. - I took a pillow and hid in the boardroom for a 10 min sleep and told everyone I was on a call! (It's a really quiet day!)

Also, is anyone one else struggling to brush their teeth? every time I put the tooth brush in my mouth this morning I was retching blush

Now I want to tell everybody but I'm scared of jinxing it. Silly superstitions! I've told more people than I intended to at this stage.

Blockette Mon 22-Jul-13 14:20:20

ahh that's lovely Lyra!

Beccadugs Mon 22-Jul-13 14:20:50

Should I be worried, I have been sent to hospital with nausea and vommitting, and after prodding my sensitive tummy they want to so a scan...

MTBMummy Mon 22-Jul-13 14:25:27

Becca - they're probably worried abou dehydration, which can be common with extreme morning sickness - fx for you

It's good that they're scanning to see that all is well.

PramelaAnderson Mon 22-Jul-13 15:02:35

Hiya, I've changed my name from JuicyFatSteak (it was starting to make me feel sick hmm).

Lyra, great news about your scan.

Mummypig, I'm hoping for the best for you.

Soured, hope the bleeding dries up, what a worry.

If I'm not around the next couple of days it's because of my pathetic broadband connection which Sky have deigned to fix on Wednesday (and I deliberately don't use a smartphone).

Does anyone remember my question about the condemned hospitals in my area and whether I can have a home birth? I'll be 42.

Rockchick1984 Mon 22-Jul-13 15:15:48

Pramela they can strongly advise people not to have a home birth however (no matter what the reason) you can insist on it, and they have to send midwives out to assist you. Personally if age was the only risk factor I'd plan on a home birth, then if you develop any other risk factors during pregnancy you can always change your mind.

OnTheRunFromTheAcademe Mon 22-Jul-13 15:17:09

pramela the choice of where to give birth is yours and yours alone. It is not the role of hcp's to "allow" a homebirth, they can only advise based on their clinical experience and expertise.

Legally the only way you can be forced into hospital is if you are sectioned under the mental health act. Afaik this has never been attempted with a labouring woman. If you call in labour and request a midwife to come to your home, they have a duty of care to attend and would be breaking the law if they did not send someone.

Personally, I have a mental list of circumstances in which I would rather be in hospital than at home (pre-eclampsia for example, or stargazer breech). In the absence of any of these I will damn well be staying put!

OnTheRunFromTheAcademe Mon 22-Jul-13 15:18:37

Also I second what rockchick says - you can change your mind and go to hospital at any point - up to and including in labour!

SaggyOldClothCatPuss Mon 22-Jul-13 15:55:36

So, my question of the day: got my scan date through. It says one adult and my own well behaved children. Will I get away with taking my dcs 14 and 17? grin they are my children and they are well behaved!

AndieDisestablishment Mon 22-Jul-13 16:03:32

saggy Technically an adult is over 18 so as they're both your well behaved children I'd say yes. Scan rooms are pokey though, will you all fit in?lol

SaggyOldClothCatPuss Mon 22-Jul-13 16:06:39

I'm sure we will have a good try! grin my dcs are bloody lovely, really supportive and we all want to be involved. They're aware of the risks, and I'd live to have them there if they want to be.

IceNoSlice Mon 22-Jul-13 16:58:42

Saggy, I'm sure that will be fine. I would take them, don't ask permission, just all go in when you're called. Don't give them a chance to object wink

How lovely that they want to be involved smile

Becca I really feel for you. I had 2 scans when I was in for hyperemesis, to make sure everything was progressing and there was enough fluid around the baby.

MummyPig24 Mon 22-Jul-13 17:00:57

Hi everyone. The gp asked me to go for a scan tomorrow just to make sure everything's ok.

SaggyOldClothCatPuss Mon 22-Jul-13 17:03:20

It is lovely. I have ds17 and dd14. They are soooo excited! I'm going to just take them. I know its a serious diagnostic test, but I will explain all of the ins and outs to them.

SaggyOldClothCatPuss Mon 22-Jul-13 17:05:24

Mummy, that's good. You'll know one way or the other, and I'm sure it's nothing.

charley33 Mon 22-Jul-13 17:10:48

Well Docs said to ring the Epu and when I finally got through to the Epu they said to keep an eye on things over the next couple of days and if no difference to call back and they will scan me - do feel a little better about things now

mummy hope all is ok at your scan tmz xx

charley33 Mon 22-Jul-13 17:14:32

And soured hope you stop bleeding xx

rosyryan Mon 22-Jul-13 18:09:43

Will try and do a proper catch up later but OMG I have got The Rage today. I vaguely remember this from last time - mostly because DH called me Mrs Hormone until it passed. I could just kill everyone today.

Thinking of you MummyPig and Soured and hoping the next few days bring good news.

Any of you in SW London? St George's in Tooting will do an early scan on request between 8.30am and 11am. You don't need a reason. That's how I got mine this morning smile

MummyPig24 Mon 22-Jul-13 19:02:58

Thanks everyone. Thinking of those who are having a rough ride.

I will be on my own so I hope it's nothing bad. I still feel pregnant, mainly sore boobs, so I'm taking it as a good sign. Also no pain.

AndieDisestablishment Mon 22-Jul-13 19:34:28

rosy Me too! No patience with DP, the dogs, DCs, utterly suspicious of DPs ex for being suddenly reasonable and also burst into tears over MiL being weird. Roller coaster day. DP's like "OMG, you are SO pregnant!"

PramelaAnderson Mon 22-Jul-13 20:03:31

Ditto on the irritation. Does anyone else feel an anti-climactic 'emptiness' or (dare I say it?) sadness? Sadness is a bit extreme but I don't know how else to verbalise how I've felt the past couple of days. The IVF journey to get here was amazing and incredible and I am so blessed to be pregnant so why do I feel glum all of a sudden?

Pram, 41, 7+4

Coolhand Mon 22-Jul-13 20:04:28

Charley, Soured and Mummy hope all is okay and bleeding stops soon.

Becca you are having a really rough time. Curses to that initial GP who more or less dismissed you. I hope the scan will bring you reassurance.

Grey was it you asking about the booking/scan? In my experience, the scan is the only thing to worry about it in terms of timing. When I had the m/c around 6 weeks my initial details were on the system as I had been to my GP - it didn't matter that I hadn't had booking in. Booking is just a long process of putting medical history on system and explaining process etc - I don't see that you are really losing out in anyway having it at the same time as scan. Maybe someone else knows better!

PramelaAnderson Mon 22-Jul-13 20:05:27

Andie, tell us more about MIL's weirdness!

Where is HotCrossPun and Rugby? Are you okay? Aren't you sticking around, Mickstery?

Thinking of you tomorrow, MummyPig.

greymoose Mon 22-Jul-13 20:24:47

thanks coolhand i've also been having the dreaded irritation today so think i was panicking a bit too haha! i was just worried that because from what i was reading they normally book you in for the tests etc. at the booking that i wouldn't have this option or there'd be limited spaces!

its all so confusing with every authority doing things a different way!

does anyone know about flying and if its ok as well - sorry i have so many questions !

hope everyone's having a nice relaxing evening with an alcohol free kopparberg or equivalent!

April13 Mon 22-Jul-13 20:26:42

Not been on for a few days, had quite a few pages to read up on!

I hope all you ladies that are having a tough time get better soon, and get positive news too, fingers crossed for you all xxx

lambchops I'm in Scotland too, will be going to Forth Valley....seems to be conmon/a pattern of babies being born in the car park there, but at least if I make it to the ward it'll be relatively new -and hopefully clean- c

Lambchop14 Mon 22-Jul-13 20:46:56

April, yay! Delighted I'm not the only scot on here. How many weeks are you? I'm 7+2. Just burst out crying watching Coronation Street! Could blame it on the hormones but its not out of the ordinary &#128521;

rosyryan Mon 22-Jul-13 20:58:29

Pram yes I feel just that way. I was going to post about it at the weekend but I thought I was being a bit of an arse when this is exactly what I want and so many women struggle for so long to get their bfps. I feel sad and a bit lost and quite lonely. Bloody hormones!!

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

Pram I think those feelings are normal - particularly when the BFP is such a big climax - it's impossible to sustain that for 9 months. Hormones are all over the place and you feel pretty rubbish none of which helps.

It also happens after baby is born and I think that is even harder if you've had a long journey to get there. You almost feel like you should be grateful/happy every moment which just won't happen.

Keep an eye on it though - if it comes and goes it is perfectly normal if it becomes more than that, let those looking after you know how you feel.

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

greymoose re flying. In my last pregnancy I flew at 14/15 weeks and at 26/27 weeks with no issues. I believe you are restricted by some travel insurance companies from being insured to fly after 28 weeks (some 32). Relevant if you're booking a holiday! (I didn't plan to fly at 27 weeks BTW, I was further on than we thought when the hol was booked).

But in terms of early pregnancy (ie now!) I think most people would say it's fine. However I have a feeling that some jobs such as cabin staff are grounded when PG. Also, anecdotally I have a friend who travelled a lot with work and blamed an mc on too many flights (but she was also under a lot of work pressure so...?)

If you want a more qualified answer, ask your GP maybe?

PramelaAnderson Mon 22-Jul-13 21:38:06

Thank you for your honesty Rosy and your kind words, Coolhand, very wise. I am already on antidepressants and have a history of clinical depression and obsessive thoughts. I'm nowhere near depressed but I take your point about keeping an eye on it.

Anyone else's farts smell like a rotting corpse? confused

To anyone who is flying a bit later in pregnancy, when you have a bump, this may sound obvious but take your notes!

I didn't when I flew at 22 weeks and they weren't sure about me boarding because I had no proof I was under 29 weeks (that particular airline's restriction before you need a doctor's note).
It didn't even occur to me that they wouldn't believe me!

HotCrossPun Mon 22-Jul-13 21:45:20

I'm still here Pramela - loving your new name btw. grin

I WISH I could fart. I am so bunged up and bloated, I can actually feel my stomach, it's a very strange sensation.

TBH, DP always tells me I am a horrific night farter, After this build up I'm worried about what the evening is going to bring. confused

HotCrossPun Mon 22-Jul-13 21:48:35

^Just read your comment about feeling emptiness/sadness. I think that's to be expected in your situation.
You have the stress/anticipation/anxiety going through IVF. Now you are pregnant you will have felt elated and then worried like the rest of us because it is such early days.

Couple that with all the hormones racing around you and you are bound to be feeling up and down at times.

There is a lot of waiting around at this stage isn't there? Once we are round the 12 week corner we will be dizzy with happiness again I'm sure smile

MortifiedAdams Mon 22-Jul-13 22:01:34

How is everyone coping at work? Stuff just feels like its getting on top of me. There are a lot of small parts to my job, and it is very hard to do just one little.bit.without interruption or another do.it.now task landing in my lap. I also have a boss who is fucking marvellous at delegating.

Add into that mental shifts (finish tonight at 11 and I have to be back at my desk at 7am). I can feel, and have for most of the day, a ball.of rage building up.

We are supposed to be fed onshift too, and tonights offering was fries. JUst fries....swimming in their own grease too. So so sick.

MortifiedAdams Mon 22-Jul-13 22:01:52

ooops sorry for the rant!

PramelaAnderson Mon 22-Jul-13 22:02:55

Aw, thanks, HotCross.

greymoose Mon 22-Jul-13 22:10:14

Thanks both! Don't think ill risk it either way tbh!

hot honestly lactulose saved me! its not harsh either, you should try it if you haven't!

SaggyOldClothCatPuss Mon 22-Jul-13 22:13:55

Lactulose is amazing wonderful stuff from heaven! grin

Coolhand Mon 22-Jul-13 22:32:04

Mortified that sounds awful. I think I would not be coping and would have punched someone in the face by now!

Greymoose back to earlier comment on booking - last time I had a combined booking appnt/scan but that hospital didn't offer nuchal fold testing as standard. If you want the tests and have concerns about the timing, I would phone and double check.

AndieDisestablishment Mon 22-Jul-13 22:38:13

On the subject of notes : ALWAYS take them EVERYWHERE. If something were to happen and you were unconscious who would be able to tell that you were pregnant ore bump? They'll also contain your blood group and obstetric history as you go along so are massively useful in emergencies.

Pram Was it you that asked about MiL? I'm just feeling a bit delicate that she's suddenly treating my DCs (who aren't my DPs) very differently to my DSSs after originally accepting us all as one big family and I'm a bit worried when the new baby arrives will it be all about DSSs and baby but my other DCs don't matter? Had a massive cry and DP told her I'm really upset and either we're a family in her eyes or she's had her chips. I get what you mean about the kind of emptiness, especially after you've had a stressful time of trying and in these early weeks when there's nothing "tangible". Once there's a scan picture and those first flutters it'll all be so real those feelings will be forgotten.

MortifiedAdams Mon 22-Jul-13 22:50:28

Cool I do... I want to high five my boss.....in the face.....with a chair.

Need to chill.

greymoose Mon 22-Jul-13 22:59:25

Ooh thanks cool! Wish everyone could just have a standard procedure!

Rockchick1984 Mon 22-Jul-13 23:21:39

Andie what was MIL's response to that? Yay for DP though, makes a change to read on here about menfolk standing up to their mums when their partners are concerned!!

Mortified that made me giggle, sorry!!

All ok here but hormones definitely sending me crazy - cried at the tv for literally no reason today!!

MortifiedAdams Mon 22-Jul-13 23:27:24

Ooh there is bound to be another series of One BOrn Every MInute before all our due dates - will have us sobbing and wincong in equal measures.

I now have a Macdonalds cheeseburger in hand so am calmer.

JK10 Mon 22-Jul-13 23:42:25

mortified you poor thing! Loved your post though! Very funny! I could feel your stress as I was reading!! Hope u get the weekends off?

Best wishes to soured charley and mummy hope all is well.

Sorry to those who are feeling crap at the min, im sufferer ing with insomnia! So tired but can't sleep!

Oh and on the subject of mil I think I mentioned before about her crazy sandwich making for her son! So I catch her this time whilst I'm downstairs, crouching down next to dp's van! You could tell she was sneaking and trying to be quiet, so I couldn't help myself but to open the bug window and shout out "are you alright down there?" she was like a rabbit in headlights and mumbled something about paperwork then realised she was holding the sandwiches! Was very funny! But guess u had to be there!

pram hope u feel better soon, hormones are wild whilst pg, topped off with this heat and all the anxieties whilst waiting for the 12 week scan it's gonna make us all have ups and downs. But like someone said just keep checking you are still getting those up's too.

Gonna try sleep

AndieDisestablishment Mon 22-Jul-13 23:50:29

Rock She made some lame excuse about how he's moved so far away and locked them out (we live an hour away and both she and FiL drive, he has a company car and doesn't even pay his own petrol!!) DP told her she needs to make the effort, not just us. He's definitely a keeper.lol. Sorry the hormones are getting the better of you too.

Jk That's hilarious. I honestly can't believe she does that. Is FiL still around or does she live alone?

MortifiedAdams Mon 22-Jul-13 23:50:58

I have weekends off if I request them. Am off this weekend for a very good friends wedding, so looking forward to relaxing! Allowing myself a glass of champagne for the toast.

It is beyond silly, and hilarious, that she makes his lunches and puts them.in his van - the whole tale had me agog!

Anyone else want a fast forward button on life?

MTBMummy Tue 23-Jul-13 06:29:11

Morning all, it amazes me that you're all up so late! I can barely keep my eyes open past 9pm. Thankfully I managed to only have to get up once in the night.

Fx for mummy, soured and charley - it's a horrible time not knowing what's going on inside us.

I discovered an app for monitoring your babies heart beat later on in pregnancy - I just know I'm going to end up downloading it and using it as a crutch to get through the long spells between scans and appointments.

MTBMummy Tue 23-Jul-13 06:30:39

PS - mortified - best quote ever, I feel that way about my current acting manager, he's a complete arse at times.

April13 Tue 23-Jul-13 07:12:13

Morning all! Hope you're all well today, have my booking in appt at 9am today, a bit nervous though.....

lambchops I'm about 7+6 today....

SaggyOldClothCatPuss Tue 23-Jul-13 07:32:51

Well, 6 weeks today and off for a scan at 9. Wish me luck and fingers crossed!

Good luck to everyone with scans, appointments, etc today. Particularly thinking of those of you who have had a stressful few days.

I'm 8 weeks today, by my calculations grin. I've got my booking in appointment on Thursday so hopefully I will get a scan date too.

We had some cracking thunderstorms last night, and another is brewing as I type. Thank goodness because the humidity was becoming unbearable!

Rockchick1984 Tue 23-Jul-13 07:37:52

Good luck Saggy!!!!

Don't worry about booking in April its a bit of an anticlimax - just asking you a million questions about your medical history then taking bloods and a urine dipstick to check for UTI's, they don't even do a pregnancy test!!!

Rockchick1984 Tue 23-Jul-13 07:40:22

Eeek, we aren't the newbies any more - there's a thread for "due in April 2014" now too!!!

Lambchop14 Tue 23-Jul-13 08:00:00

April that's exciting that we're both about the same.

Think I need a nighttime bra. Never had to wear one in bed before but every time I roll over in bed now I wake up and my boobs are agony. Anyone got any recommendations on where to get a good one? Also, is it true that you can't use the sauna, steam room or jacuzzi in your first 12 weeks? I'm supposed to be going for a spa day in a week or so with friends and I don't know what I'm going to do if I can't use any of the facilities. My friends don't know I'm pregnant.

Rockchick1984 Tue 23-Jul-13 08:03:07

That's right Lamb - overheating is very bad for bump, but also there's a ridiculous amount of bacteria in them! Should avoid throughout pregnancy but the first 12 weeks most importantly! Could you blame a heavy period and say a tampon wouldn't contain it all - means you can just lounge around in shorts and a swimming cozzie reading and gossiping?

MummyPig24 Tue 23-Jul-13 08:14:22

I'm being silly aren't I? I'm fighting back the tears thinking about being alone today and potentially getting bad news. I know it's hormones but its really shit! And my brother works in the hospital in the records office so if he sees that I'm in there that's going to be awkward.

Hope everyone is feeling well and looking forward to another sunny day.

Lambchop14 Tue 23-Jul-13 08:21:27

Rockchick I was assuming i could still go swimming but if bacteria is an issue then maybe the pool is out aswell? It says in my book it's ok to swim though. Also if overheating is an issue should I not be sitting in the sun? I'm going on holiday soon sad

mummy will be thinking of you today with your scan. Your not on your own you have us! I know it doesn't feel the same but we are here for you. Can you take your mum with you?

Souredstones Tue 23-Jul-13 08:24:46

mummy good luck you will be fine try not to worry too much and take deep breaths. How are you today other than apprehensive about the scan?

Good luck all with scans and appointments, hope the pregnancy side effects aren't getting to you too much, at least here in the south east the heat has subsided due to a monster storm last night!

I feel like shit today, had no sleep so sat and watched the storm. Still cramping still bleeding. My mum has been a rock to me, she had heavy bleeding in all her pregnancies and we are all here to tell the tale. Hope this one sticks like that! I'm taking heart from the fact I have the beginnings of a bump that I can no longer suck in and hide. Otherwise I have no other indication I'm pregnant.

Hoping bean is well. Mw appointment is next week so hopefully we can hear a heartbeat then.

Mummy, it's totally normal to feel this way. I spent pretty much all my time between last Wednesday afternoon and my scan on Friday morning in tears. We're all hear for you <holds hand>

Souredstones Tue 23-Jul-13 08:26:50

Oh and I'm supposed to be in work about now. I've only just got out the shower. I have called in to say I will be late, I'm not going to rush. They don't appreciate it!

SaggyOldClothCatPuss Tue 23-Jul-13 08:36:40

<<holding Mummy's hand tight>> I'm en route with DP and having a little cry! I am so nervous!
Mummy if your brother is anything like mine, I'd find him and get him to come too! Good luck.

IceNoSlice Tue 23-Jul-13 08:48:03

Good luck Mummypig

Souredstones lots of good late excuses today, we've had so much rain the roads are starting to flood, trains cancelled due to lightening, etc wink

Lambchop I don't think the advice about bacteria in saunas and jacuzzis extends to most swimming pools. The sauna/jacuzzi is generally kept at a much higher temp which is perfect conditions for bacteria to breed. Swimming is great exercise in pregnancy because there is no stress on your joints. General exercise and being healthy throughout is also recommended because it helps you cope when you're bigger and during/after the birth. So, basically, swim!

Rockchick1984 Tue 23-Jul-13 08:57:05

Lamb see here holidays and swimming pools are both fine according to NHS, jacuzzis and saunas aren't smile

Mummy I'm sure you will be fine today, but we are all here to hold your hand thanks

rosyryan Tue 23-Jul-13 09:01:29

Hoping for little heartbeats for Mummy and Saggy.

Like the new name Frank!

I love it when the threads start for the months after my due date - it makes it feel even more real. Hooray for the April newbies! grin

greymoose Tue 23-Jul-13 09:13:43

Good luck everyone with scans and appointments!

Strange thing I've noticed: I was just in the shower going to shave my legs (am of Mediterranean descent so do this every couple of days by default because its dark and grows so quickly), and my hair has barely grown over the past few days?!

MummyPig24 Tue 23-Jul-13 09:20:45

Good luck everyone, really keeping my fingers crossed tight for you, thank you for the support, I really appreciate it.

Unfortunately my mum died when I was 15. My close friend has to work so she can't come and dh can't get time off work. I have to get 2 buses which is going to be a laugh seeing as I don't even know which bus I have to get on second!

Feeling ok, sick, exhausted and emotional but ok. Mild cramps in tummy, not pain though.

Massive hugs to those going through the same. Please update when you have had your scans.

SaggyOldClothCatPuss Tue 23-Jul-13 09:40:04

Right, I'm first...
There is a teeny tiny alien growing in my tummy! grin it has a teeny tiny heart beat! grin and it is 4 days older then expected! grin

There. I've started the positive trend for today, now lets carry it on! smile <<crossing absolutely everything for everyone>>

JBrd Tue 23-Jul-13 09:44:05

saggy Oh, that is soooo great, fab news! flowersflowers

Lambchop14 Tue 23-Jul-13 09:57:53

Thanks rockchick that's made it alot clearer for me smile think I'll go swimming tonight so I can start shifts a few unwanted pounds while I can.

mummy sorry, hope you get on ok

april let us know how you get on with your first appointment

Off to work now sad

Coolhand Tue 23-Jul-13 10:13:34

Great news Saggy!

Good luck to everyone with appointments today. Mummy thinking of you today - hope all goes well.

rosyryan Tue 23-Jul-13 10:32:49

Oh Saggy that's lovely! Congratulations!

grin Saggy, so pleased for you.

JK10 Tue 23-Jul-13 10:37:18

andie yeah there is a FIL! Is totally ridiculous!

saggy so happy for u!

mummy- do u not wanna ask your bro to accompany u? What time is your scan? Wishing you lots of luck.

My ds and dd break up today for sch hols at 130 so trying to do a quick clean up before the 6 weeks of having the 4 of them at home everyday! My dd's last day at infants! They grow sooooo quick!

Have a good day everyone!

MummyPig24 Tue 23-Jul-13 10:42:34

Saggy! Amazing news!!!

My scan is in 15 minutes. Just done a pee sample and it is red in the pot! Wiped and had 2 tiny clots in the blood. Not holding out hope.

Congrats Saggy grin

Mummypig everything is crossed here for you.

Mummy, thinking of you and have everything crossed.

Blockette Tue 23-Jul-13 10:58:01

Good luck everyone with scans today!

Great news saggy!

SaggyOldClothCatPuss Tue 23-Jul-13 11:15:22

Hoping for the best for you Mummy. Xx

JBrd Tue 23-Jul-13 11:33:18

Thinking of you , MummyP

Beccadugs Tue 23-Jul-13 11:36:57

Lots of virtual hand holding mummyp!

riirii Tue 23-Jul-13 11:46:40

Hi,

New to this! First time mum too and completely unsure of what to expect! I found out I was pregnant, booked an appt with doctor but took 2 weeks to get an appt. when I went they didn't even get me to do a test, dh and I thought his weird as thy just booked an appt with midwife. I am slightly worried as I feel we are both lacking any guidance and I still don't have the reassurance that I'm pregnant from the doctor.

Do you think I should book another appt?

MummyPig24 Tue 23-Jul-13 11:57:54

Baby was fine with a beating heart. I am 6 weeks. Just waiting to see the dr now. So pleased but the sonographer was a bit abrupt and didn't really speak!

Beccadugs Tue 23-Jul-13 12:00:07

Hooray mummyp

Hurrah Mummypig so pleased for you grin

Riirii, welcome aboard! Every NHS trust is different but many GPs are quite happy to take your word that you have a positive pregnancy test and refer you straight on to the midwives. My GP surgery didn't even give me an appointment, they just gave me the midwives' phone number!

To be honest there is not a lot they can/will do at this stage. All they could do is get you to pee in a pot and test that, but you've already had a positive so there is little point.

I'm afraid it seems to be a waiting game for now until we get our booking in appointments at around 8 weeks. Do you have a date for your midwife appointment?

rosyryan Tue 23-Jul-13 12:16:00

What a relief MummyPig! I'm so glad for you.

Welcome Rii! I had the same experience as Frank - you don't even get a doctors appointment with our trust. It's such a long wait until the booking in appointment - but trust in the pee stick and try to stay upbeat!

JBrd Tue 23-Jul-13 12:17:15

Hurray, MummyP, so happy for you! What a relief this must be! Did the measurements add up to your calculations?

riirii Welcome and congratulations! The doctor should have referred you straight away to the midwife, did you tell them you're pg when making the appointment? The doctors would only use the same pg test that you used at home (or more likely, a cheaper version)! It's really the midwife that you need to speak to, who will hopefully give you the guidance that you are after. As long as you are taking folic acid and watch what you eat and drink, that's pretty much all for now... When are you seeing the midwife? Happy waiting grin

SaggyOldClothCatPuss Tue 23-Jul-13 12:23:00

GO MUMMY! GO MUMMY! GO MUMMY! YAY! grin

Was anyone else told to make sure that they take extra Vitamin D too? When I called my fertility clinic they said to make sure I took a supplement with both FA and Vit D. She said it was new NHS advice.

SaggyOldClothCatPuss Tue 23-Jul-13 12:33:36

I was last time. I figured it was because I am a fat bird!

The nurse said it was because of concerns over the reemergence of diseases like Rickets, so rather than encourage people to get outside a bit more they are telling them to take Vit D.

stephie101 Tue 23-Jul-13 12:52:25

Hey ladies, just checking in, been so poorly since last wednesday....several dr's visits as cant keep food in...its out my mouth and my butt several times a day tmi i know sorry.
was nearly pulled over by police after going on the hard shoulder for 2 miles....then my butt exploded on the side of a slip road...couple of panic attacks and signed off for a week......
feeling very sorry for myself....

holycowwhatnow Tue 23-Jul-13 12:58:25

I'm 7w+ 6 and last night and this morning I had pinkish brownish discharge when I wiped (sorry). I have no pain. On holidays with ILs and have the slowest broadband ever so can't go back over all the pages. Is this the beginning of the end? I have a scan booked next tues but will be home from holidays on thurs.Should I try to get a scan on fri? Is there any point? Had just got to the point where I had wrapped my head around this very surprise pregnancy and very excite de. Why o why did I tell my 12 yr old the news? He'll be absolutely gutted if this is over.

SaggyOldClothCatPuss Tue 23-Jul-13 13:03:36

Holy It doesn't need to be the beginning of the end. You could have a cervical erosion. The hormones thin the skin of the cervix and it can bleed easily. A scan would put your mind at rest.
I have a 14yo and she knows about the baby. I tell her the clear concise facts and don't hold back on the bad stuff, but in a non emotional way. She is an absolute brick! Your 12yo may well surprise you!

Rockchick1984 Tue 23-Jul-13 13:12:15

Holy not necessarily anything to worry about, loads of people have had bleeding already on this thread and all has been fine. Unless its accompanied by bad cramps or is heavy red and clotting chances are it'll be ok however I'd try to move the scan personally so you're not worrying for as long.

Stephie hope the dr can help, that sounds awful! I've had a dodgy tummy since BFP however I normally get some warning (and don't venture too far from a toilet!).

Yay for Mummy and Saggy!!!

Riirii you don't get any real confirmation of pregnancy other than your home pregnancy test until your 12 week scan, that's why a lot of women choose to pay for a private scan earlier. Go on the NHS pregnancy pages and you can check all the things you should and shouldn't do while pregnant.

goldielocks23 Tue 23-Jul-13 13:44:38

Hi ladies,

I'm new here, got my BFP last Friday, will (hopefully!) be a first time Mum by the end of March. Just thought I'd share a few things with you that you might be able to advise me on:

Before I got pregnant I was really positive about starting a family, and although my husband and I were pleasantly surprised to get a positive test so soon (came off pill four and a half weeks ago), I've not really felt happy at all, just overwhelmed and exhausted! I assume this is normal, but it's a bummer, because I want to feel happy, but I just don't!

I've had occasional weird but non-severe twinges in odd places that feel like nerve endings, e.g. the odd twinge in my left heel, right buttock, back, anywhere really. Any idea what this could be? No bleeding, so assuming not serious. I also got tingly hands a bit which I read isn't uncommon in pregnancy on various sites. I'm really tired and struggling to concentrate on my work (I'm a research student) and end up just going to bed a lot.

I've caught a cold straight away and assume I can't take any medicine because I can't check with my GP yet as my first appointment is booked for next week. Any non-medicinal tips for surviving blocked noses, sneezing and sore throat etc?

Can someone reassure me that these are all normal symptoms?! Sorry if this is the wrong thread for this, just getting the hang of the site. :-)

Welcome goldie and congratulations on getting your BFP so quickly!

Everything you describe sounds completely normal, particularly the tiredness. As far as medication goes, you can take ordinary paracetamol but that's about it I'm afraid.

Try not to Google different symptoms too much as quite often you end up finding the worst case scenario and making yourself feel ten times worse. If you have specific concerns then I'd go direct to the NHS website to check there.

MummyPig24 Tue 23-Jul-13 14:43:25

Holy this is what I've had, progressing to light period like red bleeding. Had a scan today and baby is fine! Have hope and take it easy.

I'm so pleased my little baby is doing what it should be. I only got home at 2 and had the best sandwich I have ever had, I was starving!!

Coolhand Tue 23-Jul-13 15:03:35

So delighted Mummy!

Goldie for many people the exhaustion/nausea etc goes at the end of first trimester. I didn't believe it last time but mine disappeared bang on 12/13 weeks - hopefully it'll work that way for you. I also have a cold - not taking anything except some ginger tea which I find comforting.

Yes, whoever mentioned Vit D - it is a requirement and also when you're breastfeeding (with formula it's included). It has apparently been official NHS advice for at least 3 yrs but many women haven't been told - heard a segment on Woman's Hour one day - if you take a supplement like Pregnacare it's included.

Coolhand Tue 23-Jul-13 15:07:59

Becca how are you doing? Did you have the scan in hospital? Maybe I missed your update. What about the vomiting?

Beccadugs Tue 23-Jul-13 15:21:40

Hi Coolhand, I don't think I did update blush!
The doctor was worried that it was a molar pregnancy as the sickness is so severe. BUT everything is done! Saw a little baby (only one!!) and it's all in the right place etc. phew!
Have more meds to try to control the nausea, which aren't working yet!

Souredstoneshasasouredpebble Tue 23-Jul-13 15:21:50

WOOHOO! mummy!!

RugbyWidow7 Tue 23-Jul-13 15:53:44

Yay mummy and saggy! V pleased you've had great scans.

Saggy, I'm on lactulose too. Thank goodness! BUT I have developed the worst wind with it blush kept me up half the night. Not sure whether to drop the dosage right down, but I only started it yesterday...

No twins on the thread yet then ...smile

RugbyWidow7 Tue 23-Jul-13 15:55:03

Yay becca too and fingers crossed your meds kick in soon!

RugbyWidow7 Tue 23-Jul-13 15:55:21

Yay becca too and fingers crossed your meds kick in soon!

AndieDisestablishment Tue 23-Jul-13 16:07:11

So glad everything is ok MummyP

I had my pointless Dr appointment today too Rii I knew they wouldnt do anything other than put me the midwife's referral system as it's the same trust I booked with when having my DS (was a different trust when having my DD and they just booked my 8 week booking straight away) Dr is going to ask midwife to see me next week instead of waiting a fortnight though as with DD they didn't pay attention when I said my last period had only been light and when I got to my booking I was 12 weeks and Dr could hear a heartbeat wit the doppler! So, as this time I had another strangely light period and had an MMR for work two months ago (eek) she's recommending I get an early dating scan.

How's everyone feeling today?

IceNoSlice Tue 23-Jul-13 16:19:11

Andie I had the strangely light last period with my last pg. based my dates on that and we were 14 weeks at the first scan! In hindsight I think it was an implantation bleed.

goldie I think the 'I should feel happy but I don't' thing is pretty common. I think it's such big news to take in, we often don't really get our heads round it at first. I think when you first see an image at the first scan it makes it more real. And hot lemon helps me when I have a cold (i like just lemon slices in hot water. If you have the lemsip ones watch for paracetamol doses).

MummyPig24 Tue 23-Jul-13 16:19:50

I didn't know about vitamin d. I will have to get some.

Just catching up, glad everything is ok MummyPig!

faithfulandtruthful Tue 23-Jul-13 16:31:46

Hello all,

Checking into thread no2.

I haven't really been too unwell, have started to feel slight MS symptoms but I haven't been sick. I am also very hungry (most of the time) but can only eat small meals. I have an aversion to chocolate, I can eat it but it doesn't taste nice, I don't like sweet things either, I have become addicted to raw fruit and veg. Not bad thing to have really. I have also worked out I feel better if I steer clear of fatty foods such as crisps (makes me feel more sick) and I have started taking a pro biotic and this also helps too.

I have my booking appointment at 9+1 at my local hospital my DH has insisted that he is coming to all my appointments, I'm not sure I want him at my booking in but since he is so keen and might be helpful to have an extra brain in the room, he will be coming along.

I guess I will find out at my booking appointment when my scan is, I want to wait as long as possible so the baby looks the most like a baby and not like a bean (the opposite of most on here but I am feeling laid back after an initial panic about MC).

Does anyone know the best point to mention the fact you want a home birth, is it best to ask asap or wait until later on, I am reading a home birth book that recommends telling asap but it is not necessarily the most up to date. The NHS stats say that the unit is equip for Home birth but I don't know anyone who has had one in the area (one of my friends has had two but she lives oop north). Any thoughts?

Please to hear so many who were worried about bleeding have had their beans confirmed as in residence.

Take Care ladies.

F&T 29yrs, 6+6, #1

faithfulandtruthful Tue 23-Jul-13 16:35:53

I wasn't told about Vit D either BUT she also didn't ask about my diet, which is bad as in my notes (which she probably didn't look at) it sates that I am wheat, Gluten and Dairy free, I will be bringing this up with my MW at my appointment.

So long story short went out and bought tesco finest preg vits three for two, which has folic and vit D in as well as lots of other 'stuff'.

F&T

AndieDisestablishment Tue 23-Jul-13 16:49:25

Ice I think that's what my "period" was with DD; an implantation bleed.

F&T Mention you want a home birth straight away. They normally ask quite early on if you have any "thoughts on the birth" so you'll have opportuniy to tell them. They can keep an eye on anything that starts to make a homebirth look unlikely then too. With my DD I started to get a bit anaemic so my MW put me on a high dose of iron and willed my Hb levels up as she was desperate for me to get the birth I wanted. I'll be mentioning it fairly early on.

I'm taking FA&VitD along with Iron&VitC (I dont want low Hb again and VitC aids absorbtion) that I got along with some multi vits ages ago in a Boots 3 for 2. (Until you get a prescription for pregnacare it works out cheaper.)

goldielocks23 Tue 23-Jul-13 17:05:00

Hi again, thanks for the nice welcome! I'm so relieved to have found this site as I was going mad not being able to talk about it with anyone (other than my DH, but he is busy at work!) It's so great just to know that I'm not alone, particularly regarding the emotional side of things, as this is something DH definitely can't understand!
Thoughts and prayers for all your bumps -Goldie

faithfulandtruthful Tue 23-Jul-13 17:35:28

Andie Cheers will do. I have been reading lots of scary things about having to fight tooth and nail for a home birth, I have no intention to go into hospital unless me or baby is actually 'sick' as that is what hospitals are for, not healthy people. I will feel safer at home. Neither my DH or my Mother is terrible happy with the idea so I am praying the MW will be on my side, so to speak.

Goldie I felt the same, I don't want lots of people knowing early on so only my Mum (she knows because we live with her, we didn't feel we should keep it from her) and DH knows, it is also good to have a mix of people too lots of brains to pick and sympathy to be had.

F&T

djemcee Tue 23-Jul-13 17:58:42

Hey all, I've just spent about an hour reading this thread in it's entirety - and got all emotional for the ladies going for their scans today. I really got to get a grip on these pregnancy hormones!! ;) This is my first time being pregnant, it wasn't planned (was on pill, but had a stomach upset - same way my mum had me) but I'm coming round to the idea of it all. I've done no prep, but am attempting to catch up fast. I'm booked in for my first GP appointment this friday but as i'm as regular as clockwork i can pretty much predict my due date as 25th March. I'm 34 now but will be 35 on my due date. I totally feel like I'm late to the party right now!
Anyway, nice to meet you all/read your stories. It's been fantastically reassuring and educational.

HotCrossPun Tue 23-Jul-13 18:12:33

Mummy I was holding my breath the as I was reading down to find out about your scan, i'm so pleased for you that everything is okay thanks

Great news for you as well Saggy what a lovely Tuesday updates smile

HamwidgeAlive Tue 23-Jul-13 18:26:00

Ahh mummy that is fantastic news!

So sorry your meds aren't working Becca - I was in last week for the same and got really nervous when they ordered me down for a scan immediately in the morning. They could be a little more reassuring! So pleased all was well.

I am feeling vaguely human today, actually out of bed woohoo!

MummyPig24 Tue 23-Jul-13 18:40:49

Hello to the new preggo ladies!

Thank you everyone for your support.

I'm seriously tired and hungry. Dd has been packed off to bed, for someone who was falling asleep at 4, she is doing a good job of being noisy! Dh is reading to ds on the sofa. Aww.

charley33 Tue 23-Jul-13 19:07:40

Great news mummy and saggy!!

No spotting from me today so I'm a happy bunny n now chillin out with the what will be will be attitude!

Welcome all the newbies - good to have you all on the (little bit bonkers) March bus!!

charley33 Tue 23-Jul-13 19:08:11

Oh and re Vit D I was told by my mw to start taking it if I wasn't already!

Sarahb8990 Tue 23-Jul-13 19:16:42

Hi glad everyone is ok and all the scans have gone ok!

I had to have scan on Friday do to havin a lot of one sides pain. They could only see a start of a pregnancy and couldn't be sure it was failing so I had to have blood tests done. Had the results from them today and my hcg levels are that high they think I could be having multiples!! Which would explain all the pain and cramps. Not sure if that would be a good thing or a bad thing haha!!

How is everyone else gettin on?

rosyryan Tue 23-Jul-13 19:25:55

Eep Sarah! How far along are you? When will you find out for sure? That would freak me right out. I guess statistically one of us should have twins at least! grin

Big waves to all the newly diffed people.

rosyryan Tue 23-Jul-13 19:27:14

I mean of course that it would freak me out if I were having multiples. If you were then I would think it was lovely wink

Sarahb8990 Tue 23-Jul-13 19:43:06

Haha rosy it's def freakin me out not knowin aswel lol! Ill find out 5th aug, it's the earliest they can scan me.

I've just caught up with all of today's posts. I got a bit emotional reading about your scans Saggy and Mummy, i'm so so pleased everything was ok, and you got to see your beans.

I read about the Vitamin D thing on the NHS page, but weirdly when I mentioned it to my GP he said that I shouldn't be taking it. I got my iphone out and showed him the NHS page, and he grumbly admitted it must be right. He then spent the rest of the appointment trying to emphasise he knew what he was talking about. I felt a bit sorry for him, but it's pretty poor practice, I knew I was right as I'd seen the NHS page, but other people might have just taken his word and stopped taking the supplements.

Eeek Sarahb!! Multiples?? How terrifying, but incredibly exciting too. The 5th August seems so long to wait though!

I'm 4+4 today, I have mild period type pains every few hours or so, and my boobs are really tender, but haven't had any other symptoms yet. I don't want morning sickness or anything but would quite like some of the less annoying symptoms so that I know I'm definitely still pregnant. Sometimes I forget all about it.

greymoose Tue 23-Jul-13 20:07:17

Feeling extremely emotional yesterday and today - yesterday was more angry and today I just feel a bit lonely and bleh. Me and my partner are engaged and we had brief conversations sort of saying wed both want to get married before the baby gets here, today I tried to have a serious conversation about this and he said it would be too stressful so it's a no right now.

I see where he's coming from but I think in my head its sort of like we'll let's get this done before the baby or we might never have a chance to 'get round to it' - I also really want us all to be a proper family and share the name etc.

I'm probably being over sensitive it's just made me really miserable as I wasn't expecting it and its not how I want things to be at all.

Sorry to be a moaning Molly!

PramelaAftersun Tue 23-Jul-13 20:11:55

Brilliant news, MummyP!

Sarah, my HcG levels were massively high at 18 and 20 days past ovulation and I was told to expect twins. There was only one in there at my six week scan and I was almost disappointed blush

My beach ball tits are colossal - and really perky. They were a DD before pregnancy but I suspect they're immeasurable right now <exaggeration> Th'usband can't keep his hands off 'em <whimpers in horror>

Greymoose don't apologise. I love this thread, it's a place we can come and talk about anything we're thinking without telling the people who actually know us.
Hopefully some of your upset is pregnancy hormones (I just cried watching the video of Kate and William leaving the hospital with the baby). Have you asked him which bits he thinks will be stressful. Friends of mine got married when they were 5 months pregnant. The bride looked amazing, they had a meal for just their 30 closest friends in a restaurant and then had drinks in a really nice bar and other people popped in to give their congratulations. It was such a lovely day, planned in about 6 weeks and I think every bit as special as my wedding which we planned and saved up for for 2 years.

Perhaps if you talk with him about you wanting to be an official family all sharing the same name he might come round. There is a lot for all of us to be thinking about at the moment, so it might just be a bit much for him to take in.

PramelaAftersun Tue 23-Jul-13 20:21:09

Grey, maybe your fiance just needs to think about this a little more before he agrees. Men are frigging weird when stuff like this needs to be rubber-stamped but I wouldn't become fretful just yet. Would you be prepared to marry in a registry office when you're pretty far gone? I would, in your shoes, and it would give your fella plenty of time to get his head around it. He really should not be digging his heels in for much longer; he has a responsibility, as your fiance, to get his finger out and to assuage your fears now baby is on its way.

Souredstoneshasasouredpebble Tue 23-Jul-13 20:26:02

Hi all, hope you're well this evening.

I don't know what to do for the best. I'm still bleeding and cramping and really not coping with that stress and work but if I go sick I'm up for a disciplinary. Stressed doesn't come close sad

Soured, I'd risk it and go sick. Your baby's welfare is more important. And your health. You need to take it easy right now. Maybe the doc can sign you off sick. Can they discipline you for that?

My boobs are getting ridiculously big (for me). I actually have cleavage for the first time since I stopped BFing DS2. They actually wobble when I walk is is a strange sensation for me.

From the Daily Mirror:

The 31-year-old looked glowing in a cornflower blue bespoke crepe de chine dress by Jenny Packham, which refreshingly still showed a hint of a bump, as she told the crowds it was "a special time for any parent".

Has any woman, ever, in the history of humanity, gone back to a flat stomach 24 hours after giving birth? I don't think so.

IceNoSlice Tue 23-Jul-13 20:52:23

Soured surely they can't discipline you if you have a doctor's note? Maybe you should tell them you're preggo. There are all sorts of employment laws around pregnancy and employers seem to back off in case they are breaking them.

IceNoSlice Tue 23-Jul-13 20:53:23

Lyra that dress was lovely. I'd love to get my hands on some of Kate's preggo fashion. Wonder if she'll hand them down to me?!

MummyPig24 Tue 23-Jul-13 21:20:27

My boobs are already an H! They never went down after my last baby. They are seriously sore. Especially my nipples.

Lovely, lovely Kate and Wills! So happy for them!

iamusuallybeingunreasonable Tue 23-Jul-13 21:47:22

Can I join you ladies please :-)

I'm 5 weeks pregnant and feel like a whale already, how I'm going to keep this quiet at work is beyond me, and suffering night sickness already, blurgh!!

SaggyOldClothCatPuss Tue 23-Jul-13 21:47:42

Soured do you work for a certain supermarket that starts with T?
Bastards
First thing tomorrow, go to the GP and get them to sign you off and write on the sick note that it is PG related.
If not, phone in and explain that you are PG and whats happening. Follow this up with a written letter, possibly get DH to pop it in.
Whatever happens they are screwed. You cannot legally be penalised for having time off for PG related issues. If they give you a disciplinary, take a union rep with you if you are in it.
I was fired by my employer when PG with DS. I took her to a tribunal. They chewed her up and spat her out!

Writerwannabe83 Tue 23-Jul-13 21:52:29

Welcome Iamusually

I'm just entering my 5th week too, due March 31st. smile

I'm not having any sickness yet but I can't stop weeing and yawning. My feet are a bit swollen too grin

iamusuallybeingunreasonable Tue 23-Jul-13 22:00:06

My feet hurt too, but I can't work out whether its because its hot or not, I'm busting out of my trousers with bloating and tummy aches non stop, and to top it all off I'm sat watching OBEM repeats to torture myself confused

SaggyOldClothCatPuss Tue 23-Jul-13 22:00:24

Hi Iam, welcome! That sounds like more than enough symptoms! grin

iamusuallybeingunreasonable Tue 23-Jul-13 22:15:08

Indeed, I preferred a winter pregnancy I have to say

Coolhand Tue 23-Jul-13 22:38:16

Soured I hope you get sorted with work. You and baby's health have got to come first - a GP should be understanding of that. It's a stressful situ to be in.

Can't remember who was talking about their healthy eating but you have inspired me to sort my eating habits out. Not really worried about weight gain (was told off by my GP 2 months after DS born for being half a stone underweight - if I'm busy I can't keep it on and DS kept me busy) but know for me and bean should be doing better. As I've been feeling tired, irritable and awful, I've fallen into the habit of eating lots of comfort food with lots of refined sugars in between meals. Really need to sort it out!

JK10 Wed 24-Jul-13 00:11:57

mummy very happy for u!

soured on what grounds can they sack u? U need to go to your gp explaining how I'll u have been do at least they have it on record. Good luck! Hope u start to feel well soon

Hi to all the new joiners x

Volleyfeet Wed 24-Jul-13 05:52:23

Just read the whole new thread! Are we the most chatty group ever?! Great news for saggy and mummy. Got my booking appointment today, am about 7+3 I think. Hoping to see my own little bean on sat, fingers crossed. Been feeling really sick last 2 weeks and eating very little but had a better day yesterday and immediately started to worry! Wish time would speed up a bit as really want to start telling people why I am so tired and grumpy!

MortifiedAdams Wed 24-Jul-13 06:47:49

Soured being off because of pregnancy doesnt count as sickness - please.please speak to.a GP or MW.

Sorry if this is TMI but has anyone else totally gone off sex? Since becoming pg Ive felt bloated,.tired, sickly, aching, 'stretching' etc. Which has meant no.mood for anything sad

Im really hoping it all improves over the next week or two.

PramelaAftersun Wed 24-Jul-13 08:15:18

Sex? What's that? It's tit-wank central round here hmm

MTBMummy Wed 24-Jul-13 08:17:04

Welcome Iam

Soured second the view that you should get the GP to sign you off - pg issues don't count as sickness

mortified I'm in the same boat, thankfully DP is grateful to have a break from the sex every two days that we did when TTC.

Saw my GP this morning, she's sending me for an early scan in 2 weeks a they want to get the best view of baby and heart beat. Also having bloods done later this morning, to verify hormone levels. She mentioned that there's been a study in Sweden has shown that women who have more care and tests in the early stages are less more likely to go full term.

Sex? Ha! We haven't done it pretty much since we conceived! To be fair though, DH lives away during the week and we spent two weeks apart a few weeks ago. It's not possible to feel in the mood when you are bloated/queasy/bleeding so I am waiting for the elusive second trimester sex addiction to kick in grin

mimili Wed 24-Jul-13 08:20:27

Morning All. Just catching up and checking in. This thread is moving so fast at the moment. Welcome to all the newbies.

I just wanted to say Soured, I definately think you should tell them. I have told my workplace off the record and I feel so much better for it, and actually they were really good about it. So pleased that I did. It's one less worry for me now.

greymoose Wed 24-Jul-13 08:31:10

impatiently you're probably right, i think i just wasn't expecting it too!

pramela i would be happy with anything to be honest! ideally i'd like to have a sort of quick get the job done wedding with 10 or so people just real close family, then once we're able to have a 'proper' wedding - i hope he does too!

soured i agree with everyone, definitely tell them!

Lambchop14 Wed 24-Jul-13 08:53:22

5 weeks today till my first scan! So excited!