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April 2014...

(953 Posts)
pinkpeoniesplease Sun 21-Jul-13 16:54:30

Well, almost!

BFP today, EDD 31st March but the March thread is well into thread 2 now!!

ratbagcatbag Mon 22-Jul-13 11:03:12

Awwww that was my dd this year, dd had other plans and arrived on 14th march. smile

Congratulations. smile

ratbagcatbag Mon 22-Jul-13 11:03:40

First dd is due date
Second dd is darling daughter. Doh!

FoxMulder Mon 22-Jul-13 11:45:53

I might be straddling this one and the March one. EDD 25th March, but I feel like everyone on the other one is way ahead of me.

LeeHandy Mon 22-Jul-13 17:38:18

hiya fox (waves madly).. are you well?
i got my bfp today and my due date is 28 march but i'm feeling a bit shy about joining the march thread too... smile.
pinkpeonies, congratulations!

pinkpeoniesplease Mon 22-Jul-13 19:10:07

Hi all!

You're both ahead of me, any symptoms? I have none, beginning to wonder if I'm imagining it! But as DH says " three tests is fairly conclusive".

I'm dying to tell someone... Anyone!! grin

LeeHandy Mon 22-Jul-13 19:16:37

hi pink.. since i only confirmed it with a clear blue digi this morning, i'm pretty sure, i can't have any symptoms yet. smile
the only thing is that my stomach feels a bit tender but it's been that way for at least a week.
i am also in the "am i imagining it?" stage. i feel like if i trip, or sneeze, the bfp will go away. that's also why i'm happy not to tell anyone, yet. i want to tell my mum first but she's going on holiday so i've decided not to tell her until she returns in 2 weeks. that will give me enough time to get used to the idea as well. smile

FoxMulder Tue 23-Jul-13 08:06:39

Hi Lee, hi Pink! Congratulations guys.

I think I can sort of...feel it in my abdomen. I get a twinge when I use my tummy muscles. And I get lightheaded when I get up from crouching down. And I keep getting a bloated tummy in the afternoon. But these are all things you could easily overlook if you weren't looking for them. Oh, and car journeys hurt. What's that all about?

I had a mc at 6 weeks just last month so I feel like I'm waiting for this one to end too. It doesn't feel real. Sorry, that's a bit depressing!

I've told my 2 best friends. They both live overseas, so I hardly ever see them but one was visiting at the weekend and we Skyped the other. I won't see them again until next year at the earliest, and I told them about my mc last month anyway so I figured 'where's the harm?'.

LeeHandy Tue 23-Jul-13 10:35:19

hi fox, maybe you'll feel better once you cross the 6 week mark? fingers crossed for you.
this morning my stomach hurt a bit more. it's funny that in the stress of getting pregnant and excitement of baby being born, we don't spend much time thinking about how painful this process will be. grin
dh went out for a beer with his mates yesterday and I was waiting home and sober like the little wife. this is the end of life as we knew it!! grin.

FoxMulder Tue 23-Jul-13 11:03:29

Yes, definitely. By this time last month I'd started spotting, so now I keep imagining I can feel something in my knickers and am reluctantly going to the loo to nervously peer into my pants like I'm watching a horror movie but can't look away smile. Then even when it's all ok I feel like next time won't be, like it's inevitable. I can't imagine having a big pregnant belly and definitely can't imagine having a baby!

I'm going to do a clearblue digi tomorrow in the hopes that I get a 3+. Last Weds I got a 2-3. Last month it was still showing 1-2 at this stage, so I feel like this one is going better already. Although I know they're not terribly reliable!

My DH has just sold his massive guitar amp because a) he never uses it and b) it is in the room that will eventually be the baby's room. It felt very symbolic of our lives changing!

Roll on Thursday, when I will be 6 weeks (by my reckoning).

pinkpeoniesplease Tue 23-Jul-13 19:11:36

Hi both! Wow, still just the three of us!
I too find it hard to imagine myself actually heavily pregnant or with a baby despite ttc for a while smile

I registered at the Dr today despite having lived here for 6 years! I asked what the process is in this area for getting a booking in appointment, before I know it the midwife comes over and makes me an appointment for 20th August! She said I need to choose which hospital I want to give birth in!!! I've only known I'm pregnant for two days!

Have either of you spoken to your Dr?

Hi you three.
My DD is 26th March, and as I'm so close to the end of March that I could very well be an April labour too I thought i'd pop in and say hi.

Especially as I recognise all three of your names from the July BFP bus.

Has it sunk in for any of you yet? I'm 4+4 and found out last Wednesday, and I keep forgetting about it, and then remembering when I get the odd twinge. Part of me wants to tell my friends and family, but the other part of me is really enjoying just me and DH knowing. I'm normally a proper blabbermouth so I've impressed myself that i've met up with a few of my friends already and haven't mentioned it.

We're going to visit friends in Germany when I'm 9 weeks, so planning on telling mum's, dads and sisters before we go, our German friend when we are there and everyone else at 12 weeks. I've never kept a secret for more than a week though so i'll see how I go.

When are you three planning on telling people?

LeeHandy Tue 23-Jul-13 21:32:54

wow fox, you're already clearing the room for baby?! i would be really stressed at the thought of doing that. smile good luck with the cb digi tomorrow. smile
i think i will only really believe it when i see the scan.
pink, i called the doctor today and made an appointment for thursday. i was stammering over the word pregnant because this is the first time i have actually said it out loud for myself. grin
we're actually buying a new house and will move there in a month so i need to start looking at hospitals in that area.
hi there impatiently! nice to see you here... it is still sinking for me but we're keeping it quiet for the next couple of weeks. i'm waiting for my parents to return from holiday and will tell them then.
today we went out for dinner and our friend ordered me a cider. i had to pretend drink it and took a few sips. more changes!!

PainAuxRaisins Tue 23-Jul-13 22:30:48

Hi all - mine is due on April 1st (thinking of calling him/her my little April fool if that's not too mean) so I thought I'd join you lot since you're all at a similar stage to me. Plus I recognise some of your names from the July BFP bus! Have done 2 tests and seen 2 faint lines at the end of last week but going to wait til Thursday then do a digi test for extra confirmation. Not planning to go to the Dr til I'm at least 6 weeks along - I still feel as though I'm imagining it all at the moment and don't want to tempt fate too soon. At the moment my symptoms are not too bad - boobs have calmed down a bit and no nausea (but kind of waiting for that to kick in next week). Just feel shattered every evening after work...and this heat is not helping. Swinging wildly between wanting to tell absolutely everyone....and the next minute being too scared to tell anyone. DH knows and is over the moon but not planning to tell anyone else just yet. Just watching Wills & Kate on the news awkwardly handling their new baby and feeling just a little bit broody - just as well the BFP came through when it did!

Flixy102 Wed 24-Jul-13 06:14:28

Hi everyone, just thought I'd join you ladies as I got my BFP yesterday and I'm very excited! I have PCOS and underwent ovarian diathermy last month (where the surgeon burns away the cysts on your ovaries to encourage natural ovulation). Well lets just say it worked! grin

Maybe this is a silly question but what do we do now? Do you make an appointment with the doctor or is there some other way to make a booking in appointment? As you can tell, I'm clueless!

FoxMulder Wed 24-Jul-13 08:26:55

Ooh, yey, loads of new people! I feel like a bit of a fraud what with my EDD being 25th March. It's only going to get worse as loads of new April people join.

Lee No, I'm not really clearing the room for a baby, it's just that his friend wanted to buy the amp and we wanted to sell it. It's a coincidence really that one day we will need the room. Oh, and it does feel so weird saying you're pregnant out loud! So, so weird. When I told my friends I felt really embarrassed and when I told the doctor I was all clinical about it. I need to work on sounding happy (which I am, obviously)

Flixy I think the procedure for booking in appointments is different in different hospital trusts. With mine, the midwife is at my GPs once a week, and I just called the GP and made the booking in appointment directly. Some people have to see their GP first, though, who then refers them to the midwife. Call your GPs I'd say and ask them.

I did my clearblue dig this morning and got 3+!!! gringringrin It's official, I'm more pregnant than I was this time last week.

Flixy102 Wed 24-Jul-13 08:51:56

Thanks fox and congratulations to everyone on the thread! Just made my booking in appointment directly with the midwife, which was easier than I expected!

Still feel like a major fraud tho! Like its not really happening even tho I've stared at the positive test all of last night and again this morning!

FoxMulder Wed 24-Jul-13 09:41:38

I'm rather worried I'll get told off when I got for my booking in appointment. Last month they told me to wait until I had a proper period before trying again and I, er, didn't.

LeeHandy Wed 24-Jul-13 14:41:44

nice to see new people!! welcome!
fox, I know what you mean by feeling a fraud, but I don't think anyone will kick us out now.. wink congrats on staying sticky enough for 3 weeks..
my appointment is tomorrow with a doctor and the nurse kindly offered "would you like to see a lady doctor" when I mentioned pregnancy. I will update once I finish that.
I thought this morning of buying some more cb digis just to see if I am still pregnant and if I had gone to 2-3 weeks yet (it's only been 2 days since I had 1-2 weeks) but I have symptoms to report!! I was eating my lunch and just had a huge wave of nausea and nearly ran off to the loo in mid sentence. have not been sick yet but have been feeling very nauseous for the last hour so I am probably still pregnant! grin can't believe I am excited about feeling nauseous

LeeHandy Wed 24-Jul-13 14:44:15

pain, why are you waiting for 6 weeks, if I may ask? I was also wondering how soon to call the doctor but then decided that there's no point in waiting because they will only do the first tests when it's due - I think at 8 weeks - so I might as well just chat about vitamins and things like that and get a file opened.

FoxMulder Wed 24-Jul-13 15:25:30

I waited a week after getting my BFP to call the docs. Just to make sure it wasn't a chem preg and because of a feeling of tempting fate. Not that I believe in that, but last month I started spotting as soon as I'd put the phone down to make my appointment.

Pog389 Wed 24-Jul-13 16:09:33

Hi all, im new here! I got my BFP yesterday evening on a little stick test (although AF isnt due until Friday) and then confirmed on a digi one. we'd been trying since May and I'm surprised its happened so quickly! We dont want to tell anyone but i feel like i need to talk, I'm so nervous / excited!

Im so early and I dont feel like its real!

my dates say I should be due 5th April.

pinkpeoniesplease Wed 24-Jul-13 17:42:34

Welcome new posters!!

I too feel like a fraud! I go from dying to tell people to wanting to wait until the12 weeks scan!

I really want to tell my Mum but not so much IL's in case anything happens but I know that's awful and DH wouldn't have it, it's both or nothing!

pinkpeoniesplease Wed 24-Jul-13 17:51:08

And also, I'm getting bad cramps which last about 20 seconds but are quite intense a few times a day.
Anyone else getting this?

Flixy102 Wed 24-Jul-13 18:10:38

We've just been and told both sets of parents. We're not telling anyone else until we get to the 12 week scan (touch wood!) Wanted to let them know in case something goes wrong and then we will have their support.

I'm not sure if I've been having cramps but definitely getting twinges all day. Also not sure if I'm just a lot more aware of my belly region than before! Feel a bit bloated too.

PainAuxRaisins Wed 24-Jul-13 21:37:08

LeeHandy - not sure why I don't want to see Dr just yet. For some reason I just feel as though it will all be a bit more established by next week and I will be a bit more ready by then. Maybe I'll just telephone the surgery this week and book something for next week, then at least I've taken the first step and got the ball rolling. Symptoms are very much on and off - today had my first proper wave of exhaustion at work (thought I would drop off at my desk) but thankfully no nausea yet. Twinges aplenty and feeling starving all the time! Congrats and welcome to the new additions!

Hi can I be another march joining the April instead? Due 26th mar but everyone miles ahead on the mar thread. Congrats for the bfps

LeeHandy Thu 25-Jul-13 06:55:31

fox, pain, your approach seems logical and now I wonder if I have jumped the gun a bit. sad i hope I don't go to the doc and get told off or something.
welcome march and April newbies!

FoxMulder Thu 25-Jul-13 09:09:44

No, don't worry you won't get told off! When are you seeing the doc, and how far along will you be then?

LeeHandy Thu 25-Jul-13 09:40:19

I'm actually going today and I am 4 weeks now. I hate going to the doctor anyway so I'm not expecting much from them. smile I will report when I return.

LeeHandy Thu 25-Jul-13 17:12:37

okay I've just been and it was probably a waste of time. smile I have been booked in for an appointment with the mid-wife for 3rd September and that's about it.
The only thing is that we're moving home in the end of August, so that appointment will also be cancelled and I'll have to start from scratch at the new GPs.
Why do they say "tell your GP immediately" if what they actually mean is "Tell your GP when you're around 8-10 weeks pregnant"?

Flixy102 Thu 25-Jul-13 18:46:05

Oh no! That sounded like such a waste of time, how frustrating. I'm seeing the midwife on Tuesday and I'll only be 5+4. Hoping she doesn't day to go away and come back lol.

LeeHandy Thu 25-Jul-13 21:07:15

flixy, did they tell you it was a booking appointment? if they did, then you'll be sorted because that's the proper one where they take all your details and blood tests, etc.
for some reason, my surgery said the mid-wife booking appointment can only be done after 10 weeks. so she calculated when i would be 10 weeks along and gave me the next appointment after that.

Flixy102 Thu 25-Jul-13 21:10:39

I asked the receptionist at my doctors surgery if I needed to make an appointment with the doctor to get a first appointment with the midwife. She said no you just go straight to the midwife and made me an appointment, didn't ask how far along I was or anything. I'll just blame her if I'm too early grin

LeeHandy Thu 25-Jul-13 22:17:10

and perhaps I should have just asked for the midwife as well instead of being a dope. oh well, we live and learn. grin

FoxMulder Fri 26-Jul-13 08:45:38

Hmm, annoying, are you moving far Lee? Just thinking you'll be quite a way along by the end of Aug and it might take ages to get another appointment at the new GPs.

I bet the advice is to tell the docs immediately incase you don't want to keep the baby.

I've got my booking in appointment next Weds. I'll only be 6+6 then. I just told the receptionist I had recently found out I was pregnant and what was I supposed to do. She asked if I was happy to continue with the pregnancy, then said I needed a booking appointment with the midwife. But didn't ask how far along I was.

Flixy102 Fri 26-Jul-13 09:14:50

I just checked on my docs website and they say to make a booking in appointment at approx 6-8 weeks so I reckon it'll be fine. I'm not sure of my dates anyway as I didn't actually have a period prior to getting pregnant smile

FoxMulder Fri 26-Jul-13 09:20:45

You didn't?! What happened then?

I didn't either, technically.

Flixy102 Fri 26-Jul-13 09:34:41

I have PCOS and haven't had a period in over 2 years. I had a laparoscopy and ovarian drilling on 21st June and ta da! It obviously made me ovulate on my own and I conceived sometime in July.

FoxMulder Fri 26-Jul-13 09:49:25

Wow, that's pretty flippin' awesome. Extra congratulations for you!

Trishstar Fri 26-Jul-13 10:29:24

Just popping into say Hi ladies! I didn't get my BFP til August (was a complete surprise!) and my due date was April 16th but my DS had other ideas and I had to have an EMCS on March 31st. He's honestly the best thing to happen to me (aside from hubby too!).

Best wishes to you all! Enjoy every minute of it. I wish you all healthy pregnancies xxxgrin

FoxMulder Fri 26-Jul-13 10:54:46

Thanks Trish!

FoxMulder Fri 26-Jul-13 11:10:09

And congratulations on your little boy.

Trishstar Fri 26-Jul-13 11:49:40

Thanks Fox! Reading you guys on here is making me broody!!!!

Flixy102 Fri 26-Jul-13 12:15:39

Aww thanks trish and congratulations!

Meant to ask fox, why were you periodless prior to BFP?

FoxMulder Fri 26-Jul-13 12:48:01

Oh, well my last period was actually an early mc rather than a normal period. Not sure if it counts. It was all normal before that though.

Flixy102 Fri 26-Jul-13 13:06:44

Sorry to hear that fox. I'm sure it doesn't make this pregnancy any easier.

FoxMulder Fri 26-Jul-13 13:18:49

Yeah, it's a bit of a weird feeling. I feel a bit subdued, like I can't get excited about this one yet. It was actually this day last time I started bleeding proper (after spotting for a few days). But I've had much more positive signs this time, so I'm cautiously (very cautiously) optimistic.

toobreathless Fri 26-Jul-13 19:50:42

Also popping in from April 2013 to say congratulations and all the best for healthily pregnancies and beautiful babies!

April is a lovely time of year to have a baby but I would say so I've had two April babies in 2011 and 2013.

LeeHandy Fri 26-Jul-13 20:13:18

Fox I'm not moving very far, but it's out of the borough so i can't keep the same GP or hospital unfortunately.
I'm hoping they will give me an appointment soon enough, but I think I will not have a choice anyway. I will have to just wait and see.
On another note, it's great that you've made it this far without any problems. Fingers crossed for you.
Thank you, toobreathless and Trish! Congratulations on your new babies... flowers

PainAuxRaisins Fri 26-Jul-13 21:14:14

Called GP surgery - next available bookable appointment is August 16th!! Alternative is to stand in a queue at 8.30am for an emergency appointment....but this isn't exactly an emergency is it? I'm not even that bothered about seeing a Dr - would be happy just to chat to one over the phone and tell them what's going on then see if they can get me in with the midwives. Having flashbacks from first two pregnancies and recalling how no medical person seemed to give a monkeys until about 10 weeks. Thank you to the April 2013 ladies for your well-wishes - this was you guys this time last year. I bet it seems weird reading our posts!

Definitelysometime Fri 26-Jul-13 21:16:01

Hello everyone, can I join? Got my BFP last weekend and just did a CB digital just now to check - yup, 2-3 weeks! DD 31 march but think I ovulated a little later so likely to be an April baby. Eek!

I haven't had a single symptom, aside from slightly sore (sort of pre menstrual feeling) boobs. Are you all in the same boat? Still don't feel this is at all real!

PainAuxRaisins Fri 26-Jul-13 21:50:33

Welcome Definitely and congrats on BFP. I don't feel like it's really happening either. Even my achy boobs have now subsided so I keep convincing myself I'm no longer pregnant. We should make the most of it before the nausea kicks in!

Definitelysometime Fri 26-Jul-13 21:59:19

Thanks Pain - yes, I guess we'll miss these days when the sickness kicks in but at the moment I'm just hoping for some kind of sign that all is ok in there! 12 weeks seems FOREVER away.

I have a doc appointment on Monday, but sounds like that is pretty pointless! Still, they wouldn't let me go directly to the midwife so needs must.

LeeHandy Fri 26-Jul-13 22:29:02

Pain that's three weeks away! how far along will you be by then?
Definitely congratulations and welcome!
I seem to be the only one with symptoms - or a symptom - which is that my stomach hurts and for long periods of time. Today it's been hurting for more than a couple of hours. There's definitely lot of work going on in there!
I have a question about hospitals. When I went to see the GP, she asked me if I knew which hospital I wanted to go to. I would then be referred to that hospital for all my tests and presumably the birth.
I will have 2 hospitals within 5 miles of my new house, Croydon University & Princess Royal Bromley. Do you know if I have to go to the closest one by distance? Or do I have to go to one in my borough? I will live in Bromley - so Croydon University is in another borough. Any suggestions on how to choose a hospital, please?

PainAuxRaisins Sat 27-Jul-13 09:02:13

Previously I just chose one in a neighbouring borough that I knew I could get to easily (and actually there was one in a different neighbouring Borough that was even closer but apparently heavily over-subscribed). The hospital in my borough is miles away and in the opposite direction of work/school/nursery so I'm really hoping they don't insist I stay 'in-borough' this time.
Do both hospitals near you have a birth centre?? I think that would swing it for me when choosing a hospital for the first time.
Will be 8 weeks by the time my GP can offer me a scheduled appointment! Might have to just walk in next week as a 'non-emergency' emergency (as suggested by the receptionist.....what a stupid system!)

LeeHandy Sun 28-Jul-13 09:32:23

Pain, I've checked and both have a birth centre. But both have some nightmare reviews as well! shock
I think I know people who have had their babies at both, so I will wait for a couple of weeks and talk to them.
good luck with the non-emergency emergency!

LeeHandy Sun 28-Jul-13 09:33:44

sorruly I hit send instead of enter...blush
when are you planning to do the appointment?

LeeHandy Sun 28-Jul-13 09:34:54

I meant sorry! blush I need coffee to become functional in the morning and this does not bode well for my future.

Cloudstar Sun 28-Jul-13 21:48:46

Hello, can I cautiously join? My due date by ovulation is 5 April and this will be my 2nd baby (third pregnancy) - my son is 2. We'd been trying 3 months.

Interesting to read about differing 1st appt dates...I told my GP on Fri and he said I should be seen at my hospital choice at 10-12 weeks but I want to be seen before then and get an early scan b/c my pregnancy with my son was very complicated and high risk. Hoping this one won't be but would like support from the start, really!

Leehandy, you don't have to choose the nearest hospital; I think you get a choice from your GP of a few reasonably local ones. Many hospitals let you go and look around so worth doing that to help decide. Also remember you can always go to one hospital for most of your antenatal care and then change to another one later on/for the birth if you change your mind.

learnasyougo Mon 29-Jul-13 03:22:50

Another new joiner here. I'm still a bit shocked. My EDD is 5-7th April (based on lmp or ov date. I was charting)

The crazy thing is I'm not even off maternity leave from my first yet shock

my employer is going to HATE,me. I got pregnant with my first within 5 weeks of starting as a new employee.

Oh Goddd how am I going to tell them?!

BartBaby Mon 29-Jul-13 07:37:29

Hi everyone please can i join too? smile

Got a faint line sat and sun. Then confirmed with a digi this morning! So still sinking in. Know a few of you from the july bus (waves)

Due date around 7th april. So will wait a few weeks before making any appointments.

Good luck with that learn grin when were you supposed to be due back at work?

FoxMulder Mon 29-Jul-13 08:06:50

Hi Bart! Congratulations! How are you feeling?

As for the hospital thing...my nearest is a midwife led unit, so that means no epidurals or C-sections. If you need any of that stuff you would have to transfer to the next town, which would be 40-50 minutes. And my house is closer to the proper hospitals than the MLU is, so going there is taking me further away. Tricky one.

BartBaby Mon 29-Jul-13 08:18:59

fox im feeling good thank you smile had a bit of nausea on and off for a few days. I got really bad sickness with ds so im really hoping its not that bad this time round. Im not as itchy as a few days ago which feels great! Dying to tell people. But will try to wait a good few more weeks yet. Its nice just me and dh knowing for now.

Im glad your pg is progressing well flowers

learnasyougo Mon 29-Jul-13 09:37:55

I'm due back in a couple of weeks. If my first prgenancy is a guide, I'll be throwing up around then, too.

I was a new starter at this conpany then, 5 weeks in. I had to hide my nausea. I vommed as much as ten times in a day.

I've been employed with them for 20 months and have been not pg or on mat leave for just 5 weeks of that. confused And now this.

ThedementedPenguin Mon 29-Jul-13 09:43:33

Hi I'm joining in, although not sure ill post much until 12 weeks. I'm due the 5th April.

Just out of doctors, well technically still here waiting to see nurse.

No symptoms here at all, it was my lovely TTC group that suggested I test expected bfn but BFP came up. Very shocked.

This is my second pregnancy. Ds is 11 months on the 14th Aug. I'm nervous but very excited.

This time we are keeping quiet until scan date although I'm bursting to tell someone!! Hope everyone is well.

Numum0804 Mon 29-Jul-13 13:06:04

Hello Ladies,

I hope you dont mind if I join you, I have had the most emotionally CRAZY week last week. I went to the doctors on Tuesday because I had brown spotting (sorry for the TMI) and she told me that from an earlier scan that I had PCOS and of corse my fertility would be more difficult. I must admit this was veryyy upsetting for me and put me on abit of a downer. Well turns out on the Thursday I decided to take a test just to be sure it wasn't that and got a BFP!!! smile smile which has sent me over the moon!!! I have calculated my due date to be April hence why I wondered if I could join this one? So now my question is does anyone know if I would need any extra treatment for having PCOS as i no miscarrige is higher then usual or is it all the same?

thanks soo much x

ChocChaffinch Mon 29-Jul-13 20:28:29

Hello ladies! Have just found out so due about 5/5/14 but will be c-sectioning a week before, so about 29th April I should guesstimate, fingers crossed until they break....

cookielove Mon 29-Jul-13 21:22:43

Hello choc sent me this way <waves>

I'm due 4th April 2014 grin

I did my 5th test today. I am seriously addicted smile

ChocChaffinch Mon 29-Jul-13 21:32:23

she pees on EVERYTHING grin

Definitelysometime Mon 29-Jul-13 21:34:16

Great to see so many new BFPs arriving. Congrats to you all!

Learnasyougo that's brilliant! Great to go back to work with another end date in sight grin

How's everyone else feeling? Any symptoms developing?

ChocChaffinch Mon 29-Jul-13 21:34:28

cookie you're 4/4 and Im due 5/5 WEIRRRRDDDDDD

ChocChaffinch Mon 29-Jul-13 21:35:45


side boob pain continues
feel v bloated/heavy/dragging tummy
nothing else really, no crazy tiredness < did have a nap today in pm though>
no nausea <thank the lord>

LeeHandy Mon 29-Jul-13 21:36:48

congratulations and welcome, lovely ladies!

hi there, bart, congratulations once again!

learnasyougo, it does sound like you're in a sticky situation! even if you were pregnant, you did put almost a year of work with them and you are going to do almost that once again. So i wouldn't feel too bad about it. wink

fox, I definitely want an epidural so I would want to be in a hospital block at the very least. If you're in the MLU and have an emergency, you would need to be moved to another hospital 40-50 minutes away? That's rough!

ChocChaffinch Mon 29-Jul-13 21:37:08

learnasyougo what type of job do you have? I'm sure they will be delighted for you, nothing else they can say/do anyway grin

ThedementedPenguin Mon 29-Jul-13 22:55:07

Lee is this your first?

Only thing I feel is bloated all the time sad I didn't get this last time and its tough going.

I'm undecided as to whether I should cancel my new gym membership or not. I love going but I know when tiredness hits ill not want to go. Wwyd?

LeeHandy Tue 30-Jul-13 07:07:32

thedemented, yes it's my first. does the terror show already? grin
I actually went to the gym yesterday and my lovely trainer had a lot of advice about the kind of exercises I should be doing. I have decided to go as long as I can and if it gets to a point where I can't go 2 weeks in a row, then I will cancel.
on the train to work, feeling nauseous. hope I can resist!shock

FoxMulder Tue 30-Jul-13 08:32:35

Yeah, that's right Lee (about my hospital situation). I know a couple of people who have had to be transferred from the MLU to one of the main hospitals while in labour. I know of another who had a lovely labour in the MLU though! It probably a much nicer atmosphere than a hospital, but I just wish there was the option of an epidural!

Trinpy Tue 30-Jul-13 11:29:54

Hello everyone. I've been lurking on here since Friday but too scared to post until now! I'm 4 weeks pregnant, dd is 8th April. Was TTC since April last year, first bfp last month which sadly ended in mc at 5.5 weeks, then became pregnant again straight away! Very nervous but starting to feel a lot more positive about this pregnancy.

I have an appointment with a fertility clinic in 2 weeks time to discuss treatment, which I'm still too scared to cancel. And I also start a new job in 2 weeks - not a great start to be 6 weeks pregnant on my first day confused .

Very excited to be here and looking forward to the next 8 months smile .

BartBaby Tue 30-Jul-13 12:42:29

Welcome trinpy same dd as me smile sorry about your mc. Fx for a sticky bean this time.

Anyone else feeling really crampy? Feels like af pains today. Im sure its normal. But cant help be a little worried...

FoxMulder Tue 30-Jul-13 13:05:17

Welcome Trinpy! And congrats!

I got that a lot, Bart at the very beginning. Not so much now I'm about 6+2. Not that I know whether this is good or bad though!

Do you know if I should be counting from my LMP, even though I ov'd on day 17, or should I be counting from 14 days prior to ov?

Trinpy Tue 30-Jul-13 13:18:31

bart I have had af cramps since my bfp. They've been so strong during the night I keep waking up thinking af has arrived. Everything I've read says it is completely normal and just growing pains.

fox if you know ov date then I would count from then.

FoxMulder Tue 30-Jul-13 13:20:52

Bugger, that puts me 3 days later then. I knew that was probably the answer, I just didn't want it to be!

Trinpy Tue 30-Jul-13 14:13:52

grin sorry about that. You might end up with a completely different dd after first scan though!

FoxMulder Tue 30-Jul-13 14:18:24

I'm wondering whether to neglect to mention that I know my ov date when I go for my booking in appointment tomorrow. I'm hoping she'll send me for an early scan as I mc last month, but if I know my dates then maybe she won't...

BartBaby Tue 30-Jul-13 17:45:26

Good glad its not just me then!

fox i wouldnt mention ovulation if i was you. Then you are more likely to het your scan. And also the docs and midwife's normally work it out from lmp. Go by that edd for now. But it might just go back a couple of days at the scan grin

DaisyLondon Tue 30-Jul-13 18:31:12

Hello all,

Congratulations ladies.

Could I join this group please? I am very new to this so not sure what all the pregnancy lingo / acronyms mean.

My estimated due date is 6 April 2014 and this is my first post about the pregnancy. We found out five days ago with one of those HCG strip test and then double checked with a ClearBlue Digital test which confirmed the pregnancy along with number of weeks since conception smile

I am 30 years old, live in West London and this is our first pregnancy. DH and I both super nervous. I came off the pill in March and we'd officially been trying since May 2013 so it all seems to have happened rather quickly. We are thrilled of course but a little clueless and holding back from breaking the news to our friends (who are a bit more experienced!).

We have told my mum and MIL but both are overseas so no one around at the mo.

I look forward to reading your updates and sharing these exciting (nerve wracking!) times with you all.

LeeHandy Tue 30-Jul-13 18:37:22

fox, when i was at the GP she counted from my LMP so that's how I know that I'm 5+3 now.
bart I've been really crampy as well, but have not really had them as much the last two days. And that's making me miss them, because now I can't feel anything and makes me wonder if there's still a bean there. So hold on to the crampy feeling! smile
Welcome trinpy and congratulations! Good luck for your little bean.

Trinpy Tue 30-Jul-13 19:02:34

Hi Daisy. Its so hard to keep it secret, isn't it? You're lucky you've got experienced friends on hand, hopefully they'll have lots of helpful advice!

DaisyLondon Tue 30-Jul-13 19:16:18

I had my appointment with one of the GPs at my surgery today to tell her I was pregnant. She was super chilled about it but as a first timer, I am worried and wanted lots of info - didn't get much - only signposted to NHS Emma's Diary. She took my BP and took a urine sample.

I was asked which hospital I wanted to go to and I opted for Queen Charlotte's Hospital - it is nearby and hubby was born there too. Hope it's good. Anyone given birth there?

The GP did not arrange a midwife planning appointment for me - am I supposed to be doing this myself by ringing the Hospital or Surgery reception? Not sure what the next steps are... but I am going to wait for a letter from the hospital for a week and if it hasn't arrived, I'll ring the hospital to make an appointment with the midwife.

Does that sound about right?


pinkpeoniesplease Tue 30-Jul-13 19:33:52

Hi all! Welcome to the new posters and congratulations! grin

I have booked an early scan for 14th August when I'll be 7+2 as I have now convinced myself I'm imagining it! I have zero symptoms sad

Lee-what was the advice re gym? I've been taking it easy but am still going, not sure if there's anything I ought to be avoiding?! Thanks.

ChocChaffinch Tue 30-Jul-13 20:10:38

Hi Daisy London
you sound v clued up and organised, not like I was with my 1st.
If you search threads for your hospital name, there might be some stuff on MN about it.
Think your doc will tell your hospital so they will send you a midwife booking letter, at that appointment they usually start your green notes, an A4 booklet full of your personal info you're supposed to carry with you for your pregnancy... they got v cross with me when I misplaced mine blush

ChocChaffinch Tue 30-Jul-13 20:12:09

Don't know about anyone else but am enjoying eating lots of fun things ie doughnuts... flapjacks.... et al grin

ThedementedPenguin Tue 30-Jul-13 20:13:28

Pink I have zero symptoms as well, which is strange for me as I didn't find out last time for ages and had all symptoms so its very weird knowing I'm preg before the symptoms start.

Cramping is completely normal, so try not to worry about that.

Daisy this is my second pregnancy, I'm from Northern Ireland but anything you want to ask work away and I'll try my best to help you out. Although I don't know anything.

Re: the gym, I discussed it with my doctor and she said they encourage pregnant woman to go to the gym and do everything, they have no limits on what you should do, however from trimester 2 they recommend no contact sports.

cookielove Tue 30-Jul-13 20:49:50

pink how have you booked an early scan? I have private health insurance and didn't know if I can use it now!!

I had a doc appointment coincidently on the day I found out told the Gp he didn't seem that bothered and told me to call up in a few weeks for a booking in appointment. Had to call this week as chicken pox is in my right at nursery! !

Daisy me and both my siblings were born there due to complications in my mothers first pregnancy. She sayss that its lovely! !

Choc grin

Ninunina Tue 30-Jul-13 20:55:56

Hello ladies, I thought I'd pop my head in and say hi since I think I'll be joining you soon. I got a feint line today at 11dpo and if all goes according to plan I'll be due on the 12th April 2014! I'm only having a look around for now since it is all so early and I haven't even missed AF yet, but I couldn't help taking a sneaky peek.
I'm 31, this will hopefully be my second baby (dd is 1y8m) and I'm currently living in Malta (previous pregnancy was in London so it will be interesting to compare).
I recognise some of you from the July Bus and TTC#2 threads. <<waves hello to Fox and Bart>>
Fox dd was conceived straight after a MC and my GP sent me straight for a dating scan (they don't really believe you when you say you know when you ovulate). Enjoy the early scan grin

ChocChaffinch Tue 30-Jul-13 21:12:16

LOATHE the full bladder scan feeling. gah. nearly pee myself.

ChocChaffinch Tue 30-Jul-13 21:14:38

HOLY SHIT ive worked my due date out wrong!! was wondering why I was May when I found out 2 weeks ago!

am April 3rd LOLOLO

ChocChaffinch Tue 30-Jul-13 21:23:23

Ninunina fx'd for you. Ive been to Gozo was a great holiday smile

LeeHandy Tue 30-Jul-13 21:24:14

welcome daisy and congratulations!

pinkpeonies, the main thing he said was not to push myself to increase intensity - the goal should be to maintain only. He also said to avoid exercises that involve weights in raised arms for some reason.. maybe to do with blood flow? and to focus on core exercises especially for the back.

Cloudstar Tue 30-Jul-13 21:25:45

Choc, I was wondering how you could be due in May! shock

DaisyLondon, it's weird how little info you get at that 1st gp appt..and as for Emma's Diary, it drove me mad when I was given it with my DS and has annoyed me just as much this time around. Her whole pregnancy is so perfect and fear free. She only finds out she's pregnant at 6 weeks? For goodness sake!

ChocChaffinch Tue 30-Jul-13 21:30:21
ChocChaffinch Tue 30-Jul-13 21:33:55

does anyone have Twins in their families grin shock Not us.

Ninunina Tue 30-Jul-13 21:39:56

No twins in my direct family, but my friend is 4 months pg with fraternal twins and she had no twins in the family. My other friend has identical twin girls with no family history of twins either. I wouldn't mind twins grin

nataaaaliee Tue 30-Jul-13 21:42:02

Hi everyone smile mind if i join in?

Just found out a few days ago im having baby number 1 grin shocked and exited but so so nervous at the same time!
My EDD is April 4th :D

ChocChaffinch Tue 30-Jul-13 21:52:40

yay Natalieeee!!

congratulations new BFP-ers.

isn't it weird having massive secret knowledge!! life changing and family changing! it's <hopefully> going to be our 3rd so we're keeping it to ourselves as long as humanely possible. But I have a ''suspicious'' family grin so who knows.

ChocChaffinch Tue 30-Jul-13 21:56:59

I was just googling chances of twins...

about 1/350 to 400 identical twin chance and family genetics mean nothing, all women have an equal chance
but raised for 35++yrs old as more FSH as fertility wanes
and higher chance in taller women!

pinkpeoniesplease Tue 30-Jul-13 21:58:18

Cookie-I don't have private insurance anymore so will pay for it as normal. If you google private early scans I think some websites mention that they take private patients? Not sure on the details though.

Choc- my grandmother was one of 14- all twins and triplets!! There have been none since so hopefully it's my turn smile Although as I have no symptoms it's probably unlikely as I heard they're more severe with twins?

ChocChaffinch Tue 30-Jul-13 22:00:28

nope more symptoms is a myth with twins grin
some women are pukers, some aren't, still could be twins....or triplets!!!

holy cow imagine 3!

ThedementedPenguin Tue 30-Jul-13 22:28:26

Ninunina I went to Malta on holiday. I loved it. Keep talking about going back but haven't made it yet.

ChocChaffinch Tue 30-Jul-13 22:36:54

more googling tells me

babies born betwixt march 21 and April 20 will be Aries grin

DizzyCow63 Tue 30-Jul-13 22:40:17

Hi everyone, can I join you all too? Am 4+4 with DC2, so due 4.4.14.

Was a bit of a surprise, we weren't TTC, after taking 4 years to TTC DS1 (who is an April 11) baby, I hadn't expected to have anymore DC, one night we were a bit less careful than usual and here we are! Amazed and delighted but still sinking in. Couldn't get a dr appt until 9.8.13.

We also have DSD who lives with us and is amazing with DS but she has said before she doesn't want any more siblings so not sure how that news will go down!

ChocChaffinch Tue 30-Jul-13 22:43:23

ah congratulations dizzy cow. I'm sure DSD will be thrilled, after some time to get used to the idea and some reassurance!
lots of us due around 4/4

I was thinking is this the George effect grin

DaisyLondon Tue 30-Jul-13 23:07:59

Thank you Trinpy, LeeHandy, pinkpeonies, thedementedpenguin, ChocChaffinch, cookielondon - THANK YOU so much for such a warm welcome! thanks

It's so hard keeping the news to ourselves -- bursting to tell our near and dear friends but worried it might be too early + still can't quite believe it's happened (sooo happy!!)

Symptoms have been few so far, but here's what I've noticed:
- acne break out along jaw and chin since the last 2 weeks
- mild crampy feeling in my abdomen
- feel lightheaded if I stand up too quickly
- sore boobs last week but ok now

We might book a private scan at 7-8 weeks to reassure ourselves that we are actually pregnant... it feels too good to be true blush

Really glad to be able to share it with all of you lovely ladies here smile

DaisyLondon Tue 30-Jul-13 23:29:19

ChocChaffinch -- I have just eaten tons of crackers with alioli!! That too post dinner at 11pm shock... feel a bit sick now hmm

pinkpeoniesplease Wed 31-Jul-13 06:35:07

Wow Dizzy April will be busy for you then! Lots of birthdays grin

Tell us the good and bad about April babies, maternity leave over the summer must be lovely!

LeeHandy Wed 31-Jul-13 07:19:39

choc, I am 35 and very tall so will let you know how that works out. I think I would like the idea of twins... grin

Ninunina Wed 31-Jul-13 07:37:21

Anyone else feeling sick? I tested early cos I was feeling some nausea but today I'm feeling properly sick. .. just retched and threw up a bit in my mouth (yuck!). I'm only 12dpo! Surely its not meant to start already!
Welcome Daisy Congratulations on your happy accident grin

cookielove Wed 31-Jul-13 07:56:57

Morning all.

Thanks for the info pink will be good to see a perk with this private stuff.

April babies are the best, my feelings may be some what bias as I, my best friend, my mother and grandmother were al like born in that month. And of course this little one might be to smile

BartBaby Wed 31-Jul-13 08:15:31

I agree april will be a good month smile im an april baby, aswell as my dad a dad in law. Also we just got married in april so will be due 4 days after our first anniversary. And ive just thought that i might be due on our nephews birthday?!

Definately a good month!

Yes ninu ive been feeling a bit sicky aswell. Also of my food a bit. Just dont fancy anything. Not even chocolate (and thats rare for me) only thing i really really want is a bbq wrap from Chiquito's!

Welcome to the newbies smile hope everyone is feeling well

DaisyLondon Wed 31-Jul-13 09:31:49

I am also an April baby and am told by mum that I was a sweet but naughty child... I remember being a difficult rebellious teenager, some may just call it dynamic, ha! My mom is thrilled that I'll get a taste of what it's like to have a fiery Arien baby grin

We have booked a private 7 week scan to put our minds at ease. Can't wait, seems so far away.

Have a good day everyone and look forward to your updates smile

Vikkijayne2507 Wed 31-Jul-13 13:28:39

hi all got my bfp this morning. pregnancy number 1. I thought I might be during tge last week due to boobs really hurting in the evening and sore during day abd being tired. feels surreal but anything can happen so trying not to get too overboard yet

I may be joining you. I'm 5 days late but not had a positive test yet. I was the same with DD - only got a positive test at 10 weeks.
I have symptoms of being pregnant but might be nothing too. This not knowing is very frustrating.

Definitelysometime Wed 31-Jul-13 19:12:36

Congrats Vikkyjayne and good luck drama - hope you get your BFP soon. Great to hear lovely things about April babies - hope I am a day or two late now smile

cookielove Wed 31-Jul-13 20:00:02

Hello all smile

I had blood tests done, the nurse was lovely she tried 4 times before she managed to get anything out blush i am sure i am immune to chicken pox but having this test done will give me the reassurance i need!!

OOOh looks like some more bfp's smile

pinkpeoniesplease Wed 31-Jul-13 20:14:58

Congrats to all the new BFP's!! smile

I caved and did a CB digital which says 3+ weeks since conception, that sounds about right as I'm 5+2 today so that's put my mind at rest a bit grin

Counting the days until my early scan now... Does the worrying ever end! smile

Ninunina Wed 31-Jul-13 20:27:10

pink I can assure you that the worrying never ends, but I did relax a bit after my 12 week scan with my 1st baby. Scans do help. I had a scan at 6 weeks (dating), scan at 9 weeks cos i had some spotting and then the usual scans. I see my consultant privately in Malta so scans are done pretty much every time I go, so I shouldn't have a lack of them. I will try not to go before 7 weeks though.

ChocChaffinch Wed 31-Jul-13 20:32:05


after pondering on your post, I rang my surgery and asked doctor or midwife? and they said wait til approx. 7 weeks and then book a booking apt with the MW, this could take 45 mins.
so will just need to sort some childcare as don't want thing 1 and thing 2 with me... but we still haven't told anyone!!

ChocChaffinch Wed 31-Jul-13 20:33:00

yes, congrats vikkyjayne and good luck drama

fingers crossed for healthy sticky beans galore

DaisyLondon Wed 31-Jul-13 21:23:51

ChocChaffinch I decided to ring my GP surgery to clarify what's the situation with midwife and the booking appointment. The duty doctor (different to the one I saw yesterday) was very nice and reassuring. He said that my referral had been sent over to QCH and they should be writing to me soon. And if I hadn't heard from them in 10 days time, I should call them directly.

After we finished our conversation, he called me back second time to say that I should keep an eye on Surgery's website / Twitter for updates re flu jabs in Sep-Oct as pregnant women are at high risk of swine flu which is apparently still not wholly out of the picture.

No new symptoms to report apart major bloating but that's probably down to yet more alioli, bread and 4 tbsps of nutella [not all together]

Btw, has anyone else had a breakout? Mine's on my chin and jaw -- I am applying pure tea tree oil and it seems to help.

How's everyone else doing? I am one month and one day [4 + 4] preggo today smile. Can't wait for first scan!!

ChocChaffinch Wed 31-Jul-13 21:43:03

I have pimply chin and side of neck....yeah, hormones, thanks for that. wonders what alioli is eats more dark chocolate digestives

LeeHandy Wed 31-Jul-13 21:44:13

congratulations vikky!! good to know the bfp came up before the tests ran out..grin

Definitelysometime Wed 31-Jul-13 21:50:14

I'm worrying a lot too - really not like me, and in fact I'm worrying that my worrying might be harming the tiny pea. If that makes sense. Keep having nervous / excited little tummy flips when I think about the pregnancy and sure my boys is being flooded with chemicals every time. Poor little mite!

Definitelysometime Wed 31-Jul-13 21:50:52

Doh - body being flooded with chemicals...

ChocChaffinch Wed 31-Jul-13 21:57:47

'''boy'' eh! grin

ChocChaffinch Wed 31-Jul-13 21:59:24


try to relax, but your excitement won't in any way affect the pea!
I already can't sleep - if I wake up in night that's it. tossing turning, names... possibilities...
need 2 wees in the night already ffs!

DaisyLondon Wed 31-Jul-13 22:04:53

ChocChaffinch -- ohhh yum chocolate digestives!! Love em with a cuppa... On that matter, I am still having my two cups of tea per day but have cut out all coffee. I think that should keep me well under the caffeine limit hmm.
Alioli is spanish mayo with garlic, it's delicious. The one I've got at the moment is from a brand called Chovi and has some paprika in as well... smile

Definitelysometime Wed 31-Jul-13 22:07:39

Haha- I know, choc! Freudian slip?? My biggest concern is that it was boyS - twins?!

Thanks for the reassurance though. its really not like me - i need to chill the hell out. i definitely have the insomnia thing too. Been up two or three hours in the night several times recently. How annoying! Perhaps we should take to mumsnetting in the small hours... grin

ChocChaffinch Wed 31-Jul-13 22:21:03

Ive not fancied a cup of coffee for weeks. normally it's my petrol too grin

am on about 3-4 mugs of tea per day though, can't lose that!!

ChocChaffinch Wed 31-Jul-13 22:21:52

oooh mayo & garlic does sound like a winner. where do you buy that?

DaisyLondon Wed 31-Jul-13 22:24:35

I found this one in Morissons just by the dips and houmous http://lovechovi.com/

But M & S do their own version of alioli, not as garlic-ky wink

nataaaaliee Thu 01-Aug-13 00:25:03

5 weeks today! smile just wondering if any of you girls have alot of symptoms yet?
I have quite a few
-neausea soo bad around lunchtime sad
-tmi but constipation

so worried I shouldnt be so sick at 5 weeks grin

hows everyone else getting along? :D

Ninunina Thu 01-Aug-13 05:04:08

Don't worry Nat nausea does tend to start quite early for some people. I was just awoken with my nausea and I'm only 3+5 weeks! It was the same last time and though I was quite sick, it was manageable, so hopefully it won't mean that the earlier it starts the worse it is.

DizzyCow63 Thu 01-Aug-13 07:14:57

choc I am the complete opposite, have gone off tea completely and can only drink coffee (decaff of course!)

I am feeling very nauseous too, feeling light-headed alot and very very tired.

I had a really difficult pregnancy with DS, was violently sick for the entire nine months, SPD and polhydramnius so I'm praying this pregnancy will be easier, especially as I now have DS to look after, so can't come home and go straight to bed like I did the last time!

I also had a bad bleed at 6+5 with DS, which the hospital called a 'threatened miscarriage' although a scan at 7+4 showed all was ok. Am only 4+6 now, so pretty nervous about the next few weeks.

DizzyCow63 Thu 01-Aug-13 07:15:17

Oh and congratulations to all the new BFPs!

BartBaby Thu 01-Aug-13 07:59:01

Yep im also feeling rather sick today. And very very tired! Doesnt help when ds has me up at 6.30. After ive been up a million times to pee in the night already. I think i will be going to bed at the same time as him before long grin

Cramps not as bad now. But still sore boobs, dizzy if i stand up too quick. And off food, it just doesnt taste the same. Its good to know that you ate going through the same things though! grin

Anyone else's tummy feel/look different already? Only 4+2 but i can notice a difference. I cant suck it in like i used to if you know what i mean. I hope its just bloating and it goes away. Although i have heard a lot of women show earlier with their second. As the muscles arent as tight or something. Surely this is too early though! Lol

DizzyCow63 Thu 01-Aug-13 08:20:54

Bartbaby Yes, know exactly what you mean about tummy looking different! My BF is 11 wks with no 2 and has a wee bump already, whereas she didn't show for ages with no 1, so definitely think you do show much earlier with no 2. My button popped off my work trousers and pinge across the desk at 14 wks with DS, much to my colleagues amusement, goodness knows when I'll need to get maternity trousers with this one! (I got rid of all my maternity/baby stuff after DS as I hadn't anticipated being able to have any more).

BartBaby Thu 01-Aug-13 08:49:42

Good im glad its not just me then! I hope i do have a propper little bump by 11 weeks. Im going on holiday then, and would rather have a little bump, than people wonder if ive just eaten all the pies if you get what i mean?! Lol grin

cookielove Thu 01-Aug-13 09:04:53

sad I hold some weight on my tummy so I doubt I'll look pregnant for age.

I have been tired but waking early.

Feeling sick if eat to much.

Things taste different.

And chocolate was to sweet shock

Ninunina Thu 01-Aug-13 09:06:26

Practically all my friends are pregnant with their second and they all had a visible bump by 6 weeks (looked like a bloated belly). One had a pregnancy bump by 9 weeks. I was massive last time and felt horrible so I'm going to register for pilates classes from today. I suffer from sciatic nerve pain so strengthening the core is very important to avoid further pain.
I wish I was slightly off food Bart. Last time I couldn't stand coffee, tea and chocolate but this time I really feel like coffee and chocolate. I'm taking decaf but I'm worried that there are too many chemicals in it.
Oh. ..I heard about a study on autism that links aspartame taken in pregnancy to autism. Maybe try and avoid it to be safe ladies. I never take artifical sweetners anyway but I thought I'd pass on what I've heard.

BartBaby Thu 01-Aug-13 09:09:09

Yes cookie ive been off chocolate aswell shock normally that is my weakness!

Just made my first midwife's appt for 20th august!! Excited!

DaisyLondon Thu 01-Aug-13 10:32:37

Oooh thanks Ninunina re info about aspartame. I sweeten my tea with a tsp of Splenda so OK on that front. But I do have a caffeine free diet coke every other day + low far yogurts both of which contain aspartame. I better cut that out off my diet!!

I haven't had any nausea, morning sickness or food aversion yet, I almost wish I would. It would make it seem more real confused

Mild tummy cramping, bloating and very frequent trips to the loo continue. Also, my nose has been a bit sniffly and itchy since a week (before I found out even). This morning I woke up with a slight crampy aches at back of my legs / calves. It wasn't the usual muscle exercise ache but felt more like I'd pulled a nerve. Probably unrelated to the pregnancy but I'm watching my symptoms so closely... haha

Hope all you mums-to-be are having a lovely day and a massive congratulations to all the new BFPs!!

Trinpy Thu 01-Aug-13 11:36:25

Ninaunina I'm on the organic decaff coffee to avoid all the chemicals. Really had to search for it but found some in waitrose (where else) which is quite nice.

My preg symptoms are bloating and sore boobs. The cramps ans backache are still there but dying down now. I'm 4+2 like bart so it must have just been very early growing pains.

Vikkijayne2507 Thu 01-Aug-13 12:34:58

did my clear blue digital test bfp 2-3 weeks. I worked out I should be 2 weeks today since I ovd. so 4 weeks doctor time wise. I felt my first bit of nausea this morning and have a headache. boobs really sensitive today. im not back home until 12th and eill have to book a drs appointment fir after that so will be 4 weeks plus from oving. which week do you talk about. weeks since period started ot ov conception week

BartBaby Thu 01-Aug-13 12:43:44

The docs and midwifes always go my weeks since last af so i always work on that aswell. Then i dont get confused thinking about different weeks! So by then you will be about 6 weeks. My midwife appt isnt until i will be 7 weeks so i wouldnt worry

KLou1105 Thu 01-Aug-13 14:52:14

Hi can I join, just wanna say congratulations to everyone who is expecting in april 2014. i just got my BFP yesterday and I still can't believe it. I don't feel pg at all, just don't wanna eat much atm. So think I'm due April 4th first day off last af was 28th June x

Vikkijayne2507 Thu 01-Aug-13 16:39:54

Ok that makes it easier if I'm 4 weeks as that's what I'll be told by drs etc if get there. Feels so surreal

Good luck to everyone. I won't be joining after all. Just hideously late and heavy period. sad Away to take some paracetamol.

Trinpy Thu 01-Aug-13 17:08:59

Sorry to hear that drama, but hopefully you'll be in the May 2014 group smile .

Does anyone know if doctors always date pregnancy after mc from the date of the mc? I'm fairly sure I know when I ov'd and cb digis are confirming it, but it was about 4 weeks aftermy mc. So would the doctors say right now that I'm 4 weeks (from suspected ov) or 6 weeks (from mc)?

BartBaby Thu 01-Aug-13 18:06:44

Not sure in that trinpy but if you say you dont know when you ov you may get an extra dating scan? I admit i dont have any experience on this myself but ive seen a few people mention it on MN.

Trinpy Thu 01-Aug-13 18:18:24

That's what I was wondering. Really want an early scan so I can get some reassurance but there aren't any near to me that are less than £100.

ChocChaffinch Thu 01-Aug-13 19:28:21

have done dd calculator on MN = 5th April, and then babycentre reckons 3rd April smile

ChocChaffinch Thu 01-Aug-13 19:31:12

trinpy I would say they go from the MC
everyone else is dating from LMP so I suppose in a way that's the closest thing

ChocChaffinch Thu 01-Aug-13 19:33:14

trinpy - I think you can get an early pg scan on nhs after MC

I had one at 9+4 with my 2nd pg after bad HG and a prev MC they were happy to do it to 'put my mind at ease'

nb on the NHS you will need a full bladder for early scans, or they'll give you the option of an internal scan. It is just a 'wand' thing, doesn't hurt, just feels weird

Trinpy Thu 01-Aug-13 19:53:08

Thanks for the info everyone. I think I will go to my gp and explain about the mc/confusion about dates/cramping and ask if I can have an early scan.

Definitelysometime Thu 01-Aug-13 20:53:28

I've booked an early scan too, but until then am really starting to worry about my complete lack of symptoms. Even my larger, more sensitive boobs have gone back to normal today. Am thinking the worst. I'm not feeling more tired, or peeing more, and I'm supposed to be 6 weeks on Sunday. Does anyone else feel... Nothing?

ChocChaffinch Thu 01-Aug-13 20:55:27

symptoms can calm down, or change, fingers x'd

pinkpeoniesplease Thu 01-Aug-13 21:15:09

I feel nothing! I'm 5+3 so there's still time but its hard not to wonder if you're imagining it!

Ninunina Thu 01-Aug-13 21:17:36

Trinpy I got pregnant with DD straight after mc and my GP ordered a dating scan. Unless it was a chemical pregnancy early, you normally wouldn't date from the date of your mc. In my case I think I ovulated 2 weeks after I stopped bleeding (dating scan confirmed this), but everyone is different. Where do you live? There are a few walk-in early pregnancy units. I went to St George's in London for the dating scan and for another scan when I had a bleed. I was registered with Kingston Hospital but they don't seem to mind.

PainAuxRaisins Thu 01-Aug-13 22:04:22

I'm another one that's feeling absolutely nothing (but my belly is massive - some serious bloating going on - I look about 3mths already). No nausea though and not feeling as exhausted as I was a week or two ago so that's all good. Planning to go see a Dr tomorrow as I have the urge to tell someone else (...other than DH of course) - and would quite like to arrange the 8wk appt with midwife. Nice to see lots more BFPs joining!

Ninunina Fri 02-Aug-13 10:09:19

I had the most terrible night last night. I woke up at 2am to check on DD and I just couldn't get back to sleep. I kept on thinking that I wasn't pregnant anymore cos boobs weren't sore and I wasn't feeling sick. I finally managed to fall asleep again at around 5ish and when I woke up again this morning my sickness was back (steadily getting stronger). AF was meant to be due today so I tested to make sure the line was getting darker. It is more visible now, but still quite a lot fainter than the control line. Do you think it's normal? I worry a bit about this since my lines were very faint when I had my mc at 6 weeks ( although I think they were barely visible at this stage). What did everyone's lines look like at 14dpo?
Oh boy. ...I think it s going to be a long 9 months. I thought this time would be easier since its #2!

Vikkijayne2507 Fri 02-Aug-13 11:28:15

Hey all af was due today she didn't show so that's good as I had some cramping last night which felt like af. I'm 4 weeks and 2. Boobs sore but not as much as they were. Very bloated but hardly ate yesterday as didn't feel like eating. I also feel like I'm 3 months it's not good esp as I'm on holiday in a bikini.

Trinpy Fri 02-Aug-13 12:00:39

Nina I did a test yesterday at 4+2 and the test line was much stronger than a week ago (and stronger than when I mc at 5+3 with last pregnancy). but still nowhere near the same darkness as the control line. As long as the test line is darker than the last time you tested I think that's a good sign smile .

Cloudstar Fri 02-Aug-13 14:08:08

Congrats to the new BFPs!

Pg symptoms tend to come and go so don't anyone worry if they go for a while.

I am 4+6 today by O date and feeling fairly normal physically but totally crazy emotional and quite anxious; in floods of tears at drop of a hat. My DS is not well which is making me an absolute emotional wreck.

Did anyone else have a really hard/high risk pregnancy the last time? My pg with my 2 yr old son was a nightmare; he became really ill in the womb and was born prem with lots of still ongoing health issues. Would be nice to know if anyone else here has had a hard time before.

ChocChaffinch Fri 02-Aug-13 14:11:45

thanks cloudstar hoping you have an easier ride this time
at least you know what could be ahead, mentally and physically that puts you in a stronger place; your team will be fully briefed so they can support you let's hope it all goes swimmingly this time

ChocChaffinch Fri 02-Aug-13 14:13:52

I think a lot of the high emotions are 50/50 hormones....and shock factor! I still feel quite shocked and disbelieving.

inappropriate joke anyone?
How do you make a Hormone?
don't pay her.

Cloudstar Fri 02-Aug-13 14:53:00

Thank you! The odds are the same issues won't happen again (my son has a rare and most likely non inherited genetic condition) and we will indeed get lots of medical support this time.

I'd forgotten how intense emotionally pregnancy is (at least for me!). I just keep getting swept away by my emotions.

I hope you're feeling well

ChocChaffinch Fri 02-Aug-13 14:57:00

I'm ok thanks. Just get v hot and sticky unreasonably quickly grin

Vikkijayne2507 Fri 02-Aug-13 16:24:00

teehee joke made me giggle. ive been very dizzy today and bit nauseous. af not found me I still can't believe it and am convinced it will all be fake when i wake up. its my first ever time and it all seems unreal and overwhelming. is it just me. me and oh arnt telling anyone for a while tho a friend guessed wgeb I refused wine as I never refuse usually. it feels a bit lonely

ChocChaffinch Fri 02-Aug-13 18:08:39

great 'excuses' for not drinking

sorry can't as I'm on antibiotics for a skin/foof/infected foot thing (depends how adventurous you're feeling & also how nosy your friend is..)
be the 'driver'
drink tonic water - looks like gin

for not lifting

Ive got a bad back - requires some extra acting
strained my shoulder - ditto

it does feel weird that no one knows; but we have each other!
<awkward thread group hug> grin

Ninunina Fri 02-Aug-13 20:19:53

I haven't been so discreet about this pg! My family knows already, but not planning on telling anyone else til my 1st scan, then I'll only tell close friends. I reason out that I'd only tell someone that I'd want support from if I did have a mc.
With regards to drinking and carrying...it's going to be a tricky one but I think I'll take the glass of wine and just not drink it. I doubt anyone will notice.
Not carrying is going to be impossible with DD, but I already have a bad back, so I can use that excuse to limit carrying very heavy things.

SauceyD Fri 02-Aug-13 22:20:53

Hi ladies,

Can I join please...4+6 today, first timer, due 5th April! Just tested this afternoon so feeling excited and nervous! Been lurking in the ttc forums for 18 months (so picked up the lingo!) but never dared post, now so desperate to tell someone (other than dh) so decided to join you all!

Trinpy did I see you have a fertility clinic appt? We also have one booked and don't want to tempt fate by cancelling too soon!

Wishing you all healthy pregnancies with minimal vomiting!

Trinpy Fri 02-Aug-13 22:27:42

Hi Saucey and congratulations on the bfp. Yeah that's right, my appointment is the week after next. We cancelled the last one a week before and I ended up mc the next day angry so dh is insisting we keep this one, just in case. When's yours?

Ninunina Sat 03-Aug-13 05:36:54

Welcome Saucy, congratulations on your bfp. You must be over the moon to have conceived just before your fertility appointment. FX that it will be a wasted appointment wink
I'm finding myself sleeping a lot earlier than usual, but waking up a lot earlier too (so not actually getting more sleep). I woke up full of good intentions this morning and want to head down to a gym (not currently a member)... is this a good idea? I'd love to do some pilates classes.. is it ok to go to a beginners class (not a prenatal one though?). I'm used to going to an occasional class, though I haven't been to many since dd was born.

SauceyD Sat 03-Aug-13 06:50:38

Thanks guys, and congratulations to you too! The appointment's not til Sept so I will cancel it, just not quite yet - if we don't need it hopefully someone else can have it but also I read somewhere about the nurses in clinic being really rude to a girl who went to the appt even though she was pg and I don't want to get told off!

Trinpy how crazy you waited all that time then get 2 bfps so quickly, sorry to hear about the mc, I'm sure they'll think its fair enough if u keep your fertility appt. We've waited so long for this I've convinced myself its is going to end in mc, or since I have a bit of random pain in my right side that it will be an ectopic...

Booked in to the gp for tues which I'm sure is too soon but just to be safe!

SauceyD Sat 03-Aug-13 06:56:27

Ninunia I have no idea if plates is a good idea...although I have a feeling if you tell the instructor they might tell u not to do it just to cover themselves...

I have a hen do and 2 weddings in the next 3 weeks, don't want people to know til 12 wks if possible (same as u re mc) but I think some friends mightmi guess (i'm not usually known for my abstinence!). I think taking wine and not drinking / pouring into nearby plants / getting dh to subtly drink it is a good idea!

SauceyD Sat 03-Aug-13 06:58:45

Oops sorry Ninunina and I meant pilates, not plates - autocorrect!

LeeHandy Sat 03-Aug-13 06:59:51

ninunina I am waking up really early too but I don't sleep well at all because I keep having bad dreams about things going wrong.
I have been reading threads about my potential hospitals and one seems soooo bad. I was almost in tears after reading the horror stories people have had there.
I am planning on getting an early scan privately. Can I get one after 7 weeks or do I have to wait a bit longer?
Welcome all the new bfps! grin

SauceyD Sat 03-Aug-13 07:12:20

I think if u pay they'll do a scan at 7 wk but I read that risk of mc comes right down after 8 (still a risk but not the 1/7 or is it 1/5 earlier on) so if u can bear to wait maybe more reassuring at 8? Trying to persuade dh that's what we should do but he says too expensive sad

pinkpeoniesplease Sat 03-Aug-13 07:44:42

Another early riser now I'm pg! 5.15am without fail every morning confused

Lee-I've got a scan at 7 weeks, the woman I spoke to advised you can see a heartbeat in theory from 6 1/2 weeks but I'm going at 7+2 just to be sure! I think if you see a heartbeat at 8 weeks it's a really low percentage that go on to miscarry. A heartbeat at
12 weeks means a 1% chance.

cookielove Sat 03-Aug-13 08:28:59

I so want a scan!! In Canada they do a dating scan at 6-7 weeks I so want that! !

LeeHandy Sat 03-Aug-13 09:40:16

After tossing about for a bit, I was able to go back to sleep! I love Saturday mornings! grin
I didn't know that about the 7 vs 8 weeks, thank you ladies.
I can't do 8 weeks because we are supposed to move house. But 9 weeks will be even better than 8 I suppose, so I will just wait for that. smile

Trinpy Sat 03-Aug-13 11:14:16

I'm so glad I'm not the only one who's been having nightmares about something going wrong! Every single night I dream that I've started bleeding, then I have to work out the kindest way to tell dh. I woke up in a panic yesterday thinking it was real! Can't wait to have an early scan so I can relax --and stop
googling miscarriage statistics--

Vikkijayne2507 Sat 03-Aug-13 13:01:09

im the same girls every day expecting blood always feel surprised whev not

cookielove Sat 03-Aug-13 13:39:10

I so want a scan!! In Canada they do a dating scan at 6-7 weeks I so want that! !

Dh is ill and we are going away tomorrow but hopefully he'll get almost better. I think its one of the those 24 hour sickness bugs. Fx anyway.

Ok I am officially addicted. Poas again today this time a blue cross one. Really strong line grin I am 5+2 today.

cookielove Sat 03-Aug-13 13:41:05

Yes yes. Every time I pee I check for blood. I am sure once I get to 12 weeks I won't be so worried about it. Although I don't feel worried all day just check myself whenever I go to the loo. blush

Fairypants Sat 03-Aug-13 14:20:12

Hi there, may I join you?
I've just got my definite positive today (a slightly dubious one yesterday) so I'm in shock a bitshock
I calculate I'm due on 14th April and not yet even 4weeks so have a lot of waiting to do.
Re the Pilates question- if you go to a good class (not usually sports centres) they should only have 6-8 ppl so take into account circumstances so will say 'do x -except ... you can do y' and its really common where ppl have back probs etc so no would think anything if it. I've been going to a class in preparation of getting pregnant as I had bad SPD with my first 2.

Ninunina Sat 03-Aug-13 15:45:02

Welcome Fairy & congratulations! You're a real veteran with 2 kids already. I bet you'll have every answer in the book smile
I ended up going to farmers market instead of a Pilates class, but I will certainly look into finding a good instructor that also does prenatal classes so hopefully I'll be able to "graduate" to that in my second trimester.
I still feel healthy though because I came back with the most wonderful peaches, figs & melon I've ever tasted. I'm hoping I won't go off my fruit and veg this time. Last time I only wanted carbs, but so far I've felt like lots of salads and fruit. It might have something to do with the 35 degree weather though.

bunnygoesbang Sat 03-Aug-13 21:07:11

Hello I've come to join very cautiously as its so soon and still not accepting its actually happened as we were told ivf was our only option. Due date = April 7th and I can't stop being sick already

ChocChaffinch Sat 03-Aug-13 21:08:06

congrats fairypants !

urgh forgot about SPD. just had a weird sciatic twinge in the bath.

bunnygoesbang Sat 03-Aug-13 21:09:01

Also wanted to add I am an early riser as well now this nighttime pee trips are doing my head in lol. I have an early Scan booked at 6.5 weeks

ChocChaffinch Sat 03-Aug-13 21:09:05

brilliant news bunnygoesbang and I love your name grin

it is a massive shock isn't it. You can't believe in it.

ChocChaffinch Sat 03-Aug-13 21:10:28

cookie I'm 5+2 today too grin new week on every Thursday

ChocChaffinch Sat 03-Aug-13 21:13:14

ninunina I have 2dc but I've totally forgotten loads of the pregnancy info! unsure of everything haha. I had 2 wildly different births, 1 normal 1 CS, so have a lot of experience to draw on, but every pregnancy / baby is different so it's back to the beginning for me smile

Pineapplefreak Sat 03-Aug-13 22:31:26

Hi all, another BFP'er!

Due 4th April by my reckoning. Still in shock though, DS took 7 months to conceive and this was our first month trying. Keep checkin for AF too, but then I feel sick and totally devoid of all energy and think no I def am pregnant!

Lay on sofa from 2 o'clock today, DH has been great!

BartBaby Sun 04-Aug-13 10:23:41

Welcome pineapple congrats on your bfp.

How are we all doing today? 4+5 for me and not feeling too bad. Cant help shake the feeling though that something bad could still happen as its still such early days. Couldnt resist looking at prams and carseats and all those things though the past couple of days! grin

Ive just been looking aswell that lots of is here will be due at the beginning of the easter holidays. Ds finishes the 4th and im due the 8th. Not sure how i feel about this yet hmm will be nice having dh off on leave over the holls to help me look after 2 kids and we can al spend some nice time together, but also if i go over it will likely be quite hard trying to entertain a 4.5yo while being about to drop, it will also require him being looked after by relatives for longer, but then again we will have a while to get settled into a new routine before having to get him to school on time. has anyone with kids have any thoughts on it?

This is all based on baby coming on time, which night not even happen, but my mind is just going into planning mode with everything!

Vikkijayne2507 Sun 04-Aug-13 11:04:01

I'm a crazy planning lady Bart baby and I've been thinking about practicalities of my step son being with us during holidays when about to drop. I am 4 wks 6 today 5 weeks tomorrow. I do have random waves of nausea and boobs continue to hurt. I still check underwear everytime I go to loo just in case

lowra Sun 04-Aug-13 11:16:24

<enters gingerly>

Can I join please? I got my bfp but I got one last month too then suffered an early mc. Fingers crossed this one sticks.

Congratulations and good luck everyone x

Fairypants Sun 04-Aug-13 11:23:43

I may be a veteran ninunina but you could also say geriatric! My dd's are 10 and nearly 15 so what little I can remember is probably out of date.
We told them last night so already the school holidays have been discussed. The question is whether we would give them a day off school to attend the birth if it isn't in the holidaysconfused
We started looking at prams when we started ttc so stupidly ahead of time grin

BartBaby Sun 04-Aug-13 12:33:29

Ha ha yes fairy i have known the pram i want for months now. That was just secret looking online. I can do it in the open now grin although i was thinking that by the time i got upduffed and it was due then the prices may have come down a bit hmm

My ds is too young to be at the birth so i suppose its probably easier if he is at my aunties. And she lives nowhere near his school so wouldnt be able to pick him up of drop him off.

Ninunina Sun 04-Aug-13 12:57:04

Lol! I don't need to be pregnant to have a sneaky look at prams. It's one of my favorite pass times when internet surfing (sad I know). DD will be 2y4m in April so I'm thinking I probably won't have to buy a double buggy. I've got a travel system that's still perfect and a lightweight that DD loves so I think I'll make do with that, though a double will come in handy for long walks and travelling. i'll see when closer to date.

EverthingcrossedforApril14 Sun 04-Aug-13 13:08:17

Hi everyone congrats on BFP's and hope you all have sticky beans. I was looking for some advice. I DTD on the 14th of July, I was using the CBFM and it showed High fertility but not ovulation symbol. My husband was away for a week so I must have conceived within 72 hours of the 14th of July. The CBFM continued to show HF but no egg symbol, after day nine of HF I had no more test sticks. I started to have the usual symptoms sore boobs, cramps etc about 19th or 20th of July. I convinced myself that I was pregnant. I did a CB test on 28th of July (mid day) it was negative. I did a cheap test on the Monday morning and got a faint second line. Very excited! Did another test on the Thursday 1st of August, it was stronger but maybe not as strong as I was hoping for. I also did a CB digital test on the Thurs and it said 1-2 weeks pregnant. I noticed another poster ovulated after me and is already having results that say 2-3 weeks with the CB digital. I did another test this morning CB (not digital) and as soon as I did the test the cross started to appear so I was hopefully that it was going to be a strong positive. However, the control line did not develop within in 10 mins. When went to look at it much later the control line was present but the cross had not developed any further. It has a strong line along the middle and a top part to the cross but only a very faint line at the bottom. Not sure this is all looking to positive, any ideas anyone. I have two DC, I had no problems conceiving them. I am very lucky to have my two DC but I still would be very sad if this bean does not work out. It is amazing how quickly you get attached! I was concerned that it might mean a mc (very early one) or ectopic?

Any advice would be much appreciated

Trinpy Sun 04-Aug-13 15:08:39

hi Everything. Congratulations on the bfp. If youre worried maybe you should ask your gp tomorrow if your hcg levels can be checked over 2 days to see if they are doubling? I wouldn't worry too much about the cb digi -.sometimes they can be misleading.

kelli10 Sun 04-Aug-13 17:13:20

Hi all, just wanted to say a big congratulations to you all. Just found out my best friend is expecting her 1st baby on April 1st! At last I will be able to hit the park at stupid o'clock in the morning with an adult for company :D

Good luck all!!

Definitelysometime Sun 04-Aug-13 17:44:51

Hi everything. Congrats on the BFP!

Have you checked the instructions with your test? I may be wrong but that sounds like the CB test I used - the horizontal line was the one indicating pregnancy so if that's really strong it's a good sign. Double check - and may be worth re-testing if the control line didn't work. But it sounds like another BFP to me.

I'm 6 weeks today and still no symptoms as such, though I've just woken up from a delicious hour long nap hmm

bunnygoesbang Sun 04-Aug-13 20:18:32

Hello all. I feel like the odd one out already I have been throwing up since before I was due and frankly feel awful. This is a miracle baby and I am so happy but so bloody unwell. I can't sleep as my boobs hurt, I'm sick through the night and have a poorly tummy everyday. I already have an older child but this time I feel shocking. Gp has give me a prescription for pills to stop the sickness but I won't take them as they aren't safe during pregnancy. Sorry for the moan I just feel so unwell

ChocChaffinch Sun 04-Aug-13 20:35:29

there are anti-emetics out there that are safe during pregnancy - bunny could you go back and ask doc? HG is no joke,. I had some great ones last time

Definitelysometime Sun 04-Aug-13 20:36:21

Oh so sorry to hear you're feeling rubbish bunny. How horrible. Is there anything you can have that is safe in pregnancy? Are you managing to go to work?

I can't give any advice but just really hope you feel much much better soon.

BartBaby Sun 04-Aug-13 20:42:42

bunny i was like that with ds. Tonic water worked best for me. Tastes a bit nasty but settled my tummy more than anything else. Also got my auntie to make me propper home made ginger cakes which helped a bit. I refused the tablets aswell. Hope you feel better soon flowers

Welcome newbies smile and congrats.

everything the clearblues can get the date wrong sometimes so i wouldnt worry too much. Maybe keep retesting just to check and see a gp if you still arent happy (ive done a few cheapy tests this week just as a bit of extra reassurance)

Ninunina Sun 04-Aug-13 21:17:53

Sorry you're feeling so terrible bunny. Hopefully you won't be suffering for too long, but maybe visit your doctor again if things remain so grim since it is important you don't get too dehydrated.

I was throwing up for the 1st 20 weeks in my last pregnancy so I know how awful it can feel. Till now I am feeling almost constant waves of nausea but only felt sick once (4+1 weeks). Hopefully it's a sign that I won't feel so bad (and not a sign of a doomed pregnancy).

Everything, have you been using FMU? I wouldn't worry too much about the CB digital, they are not always reliable. Maybe getting your blood tested to make sure hCG levels are doubling might give you some reassurance.

bunnygoesbang Sun 04-Aug-13 21:20:01

Thanks for the support. There are no medications that are 100% safe. I'm just not willing to take the risk but this could change lol. I hate ginger also lol it makes me sick. I am doing all the right things I have cereal bars next to my bed so I wake eat one and sit for a bit. I also have them and lightly salted rice cakes on my desk. I am still working my colleagues know due to me constantly being in the loo lol.
I am trying to see the funny side of it. I have just managed a bag of stem veg so will see how that settles. I am drinking loads and can keep some things down.

I've also been told the digital dating tests are not very accurate so I avoided them

ChocChaffinch Sun 04-Aug-13 22:01:16

there are no meds 100% safe
but meds are safer than dehydration, look after yourselves pukers, drink lots fluids. If you can't keep water down see your doctor/ call midwife and get them to do a ketones test

cookielove Sun 04-Aug-13 22:18:42

Managed to get away for our weekend! Yay.

We have managed to book a hotel that is a black hole for phone signal but it does have wifi!!

I haven't been sick yet, but my appetite has shrunk and I often feel sick after eating! !

ChocChaffinch Sun 04-Aug-13 22:28:53

you're starving, but then can only manage 1/2 a dinner before feeling uncomfortably bloated!!

ChocChaffinch Sun 04-Aug-13 22:29:48

dh asks how the hell a sesame seed can cause this much disruption grin
he backed right down

Ninunina Mon 05-Aug-13 06:40:55

Just had another nightmare that I wasn't pregnant anymore so I got up to do a test and it was very reassuring. The test line came up straight away and is almost as dark as the control line. It's amazing what a difference 3 days makes. Oh boy. .. do you think it's twins? I'm 4+2 grin

BartBaby Mon 05-Aug-13 07:04:59

Ha ha ninu when i did a test a couple of days a go at 4+3 it came up straight away and was really dark. I hole its not twins! hmm its mad how we can go from thinking everything has gone wrong and there isnt one in there anymore, to then thinking there's 2!

Ninunina Mon 05-Aug-13 07:23:34

I guess we're still a bit nutty Bart. My friend is 16 weeks pregnant with twins and she said she still had a faint positive initially (though she wasn't using very sensitive tests). She had no suspicion it was twins until her first scan at 7 weeks. I say I'd love to have twins, but I know what hard work they can be (especially with a toddler).

BartBaby Mon 05-Aug-13 07:30:57

Yes and it might be 2 boys, i dont think i could cope with 2 boys, ds and dh aswell!!

Pinkpiglet Mon 05-Aug-13 07:57:54

Hi all,
Can I join in?
I got my BFP last week but its taken a while to settle in! From my calculations I'm 7wks today and due on the 1st April. This is my second as dd is 16 months.
I find I've been exhausted since finding out and wonder how I'm going to manage with 2!

Ninunina Mon 05-Aug-13 08:14:04

Welcome pinkpiglet! I'm already jealous of you being 7 weeks. .. not long to go before your 12 week scan smile
bart lol at the idea of a house full of boys. I can assure you that my dd is still a handful and a half... in fact she seems to boss all the boys around at the playground.

cookielove Mon 05-Aug-13 08:20:18


LeeHandy Mon 05-Aug-13 09:46:56

Good to know everyone is doing reasonably well.
I have not been sick yet but my stomach is kind of upset. I'm wondering if it is pregnancy related or too much curry. hmm
It's the third or fourth night in a row that I've woken up around 2 am and stayed awake for a couple of hours. If this continues, I am going to be a wreck soon.

Pinkpiglet Mon 05-Aug-13 09:48:37

Whoops, I got that wrong, I'm only 6 weeks! My poor brain is useless at the mo.
Thanks for the welcome Ninunina

LeeHandy Mon 05-Aug-13 09:54:13

congrats pinkpiglet! I am only 6+2 and due on March 29th so if you are 7 weeks along, you may be due earlier, I think? I'm not quite sure how these things are calculated.

Ninunina Mon 05-Aug-13 10:17:02

grin well. ..I would still rather be 6 weeks than 4. I just called my consultant and he's booked me in for a scan at 6+2! I'm thinking it's a bit early so might change it to 7 weeks to make sure I see a hb.

Trinpy Mon 05-Aug-13 10:58:05

congrats pinkpiglet!

and how exciting to have your first scan booked already ninaunina.

I've sadly had to stop poa internet cheapies s. The test line definitely isn't getting any darker than it was at 4+4. I have my last cb digital to look forward to in the morning, so I can see the change to 3+, then I'm done. God knows how I'm going to cope until my scan shock .

I can't wait until we all have our first scans and we can see who's having twins or more

birdbrain21 Mon 05-Aug-13 11:11:51

Hi ladies I'm an April 2013er I thought I'd pop in and say congratulations and good luck to you all (noticed a few of my thread mates have already popped in wink). can't believe that this time last year I was symptom spotting like you all are and worrying about everything, the year has gone so quickly and I know have a gorgeous pfb dd who's 4 months old tomorrow!!!!!
Best of luck to you all! Despite being so tired and busy the whole time with my dd in a strange way I'm slightly jealous of you all hmm!
By the way it's a great time of year to be getting a bfp because you won't have to suffer the heat of summer being 9 months pg but it won't be too cold to take you newborn out either....
aaaaah I'm so excited for you all grin enjoy it all x

ChocChaffinch Mon 05-Aug-13 11:33:08

just been to asda, full of highs and lows grin

Retched at the bakery as the stench of hot baking pastry hit my nose; but also spotted some amazing peanut butter granola bars, in a green box near the cereal bars; they are frickin' delicious. Nibbly too, so may be a great weapon against puking.
Im finding it's better to eat little and often; brekkie, brunch, lunch, pm lunch, dinner and supper grin

ChocChaffinch Mon 05-Aug-13 11:35:03

congrats pinkpiglet and hullo birdbrain how nice 4mth olds are so gorgeous X good to hear happy endings

I keep mentally planning ahead; and then stopping myself and thinking IF everything's OK..... it's a funny kind of limbo pre-12 weeks

Vikkijayne2507 Mon 05-Aug-13 12:11:29

congratst piglet im 5 weeks today. It's handy having my new week on a Monday

DaisyLondon Mon 05-Aug-13 16:37:48

Hi all! Congrats to all the BFPS smile

Really looking forward to my early scan at 7 weeks -- currently 5 + 1 --- feeling so impatient. Abdominal twinges have mostly eased and haven't any morning sickness yet. Some acne along jawline and chin + frequent pee-ing continues; tiredness and irritability also kicks in by the afternoon.

My allergies have really flared up this last week and I'm now sneezing when I enter my house and meet my cats. My asthma has also been acting up.... I spoke to the GP and they said I am fine to use my inhaler so doing that. Hope the sneezing and asthma flare ups pass soon.

No news from hospital or midwife or GP re my booking in appointment yet. Will give them till the end of this week before giving em another nudge.

Hope everyone is doing well.

Fairypants Mon 05-Aug-13 17:07:51

grin@chocs DH!
Congratulations new BFPers!
Bunny- if you can't handle ginger, both peppermint and lemon can be useful alternatives. My best cure for short term was to suck really hard on a mint (polo or similar). It would even stop the moving car puking.
So far I haven't been sick this time (4 weeks today, I also like the Monday new week thing). But feel like I have a slight hangover every morning which is some sick joke Mother Nature!

LeeHandy Mon 05-Aug-13 18:52:24

So who's having their scan first?! This is so exciting. grin

Definitelysometime Mon 05-Aug-13 19:18:15

I'm booked in for private early scan on sat 17th. Will be 7+6 according to LMP but I think probably a little less than that. No idea when I ovulated. So scared and excited - less than 2 weeks till hopefully seeing a little heartbeat!

Feeling a little sick today for the first time, at 6 weeks. I feel a bit like i'm hungover - I'm only happy when I'm eating. And eating something unhealthy at that blush

BartBaby Mon 05-Aug-13 19:33:31

I wish i was having an early scan. I can only find private ones for around £100 near me though which is quite a lot. I will need to wait my 7+ weeks for it. Seems so far away! They do a gender scan at 18 weeks though for £39 so may get that if its earlier than my nhs scan smile

pinkpeoniesplease Mon 05-Aug-13 19:53:29

I have an early scan on the 14th, I'll be 7+2. I'm excited but so worried. I had a dream that I went and they told me the baby wouldn't survive sad
I'm so worried! I'm 6 weeks today and no symptoms...

Definitelysometime Mon 05-Aug-13 20:28:18

Eeeee, think you're first peonies! Do you know whether its an internal or external scan at 7/8 weeks? Will there definitely be a heartbeat at that stage, all being well?

Has everyone started to tell family or friends yet? I haven't yet, till after early scan. Any ideas for fun ways of telling first time grandparents / aunties / uncles?

pinkpeoniesplease Mon 05-Aug-13 20:43:19

I was told the heartbeat should be visible from around 6 1/2 weeks and to go with a full bladder and they'll try a normal ultrasound, if that doesn't work you empty your bladder and they do it internally. I'm soooo hoping that isn't required!!

We haven't told anybody yet! I'm quite enjoying nobody knowing grin Once the in-laws know they'll be calling all the time so I'm enjoying the calm before the storm wink
It does feel a bit deceptive spending time with people and not telling though!

EverthingcrossedforApril14 Mon 05-Aug-13 21:07:39

Welcome and congrats to the new BPFers!
Thanks guys for the advice. My husband has banned me from purchasing anymore tests so I went to boots on the way to work, ended up buying lots of different tests. I went to M & S to do the test(s). The bloody cleaner was cleaning the toilets and I was in for about 20 minutes then emerged with all these bits of packaging and tests falling all over the show, she had to help me lift all the rubbish up. On the positive side got two positive results and the CB digital said 2-3 weeks so it appears bean is growing! This is going to be the longest pregnancy in the history of the world and the most expensive at the rate I am going!

Ninunina- am not up on the lingo so am not sure what a FMU is? am guessing it is fertility monitoring unit? If so, yes I was using one of those but it only gave me 9 days of HF and no Ovulation symbol.

Thanks again for all the advice it is good to have some people to talk to, my DH is great but he just assumes that everything will work out. I have some close friends that I would have told early on when I was pregnant with DD and DS but they have all recently had MC's so am keeping it to myself at the moment

Vikkijayne2507 Mon 05-Aug-13 22:22:31

FMU is first morning urine btw everything. I haven't even got to my gp yet as I'm abroad until next Sunday, and have worked straight away ill be almost 7 weeks by the time I even get to telling my gp let alone any scans or anything. I may try and ring them during this week and ask what's best in terms or appointments and when they would want to see me. For fun I did an opk today as I still had 2 in my bag but not pg tests. Funny thing the test line immediately when very dark very quickly and was much darker than the test line. So I'm taking that as a good thing. Also in terms of pregnancy symptoms I've found one that is very strong but I didn't think about it at the time. It's my nails. I'm 5 weeks today but last week my nails (I'm a big biter so are never long for long) were suddenly really long I'm the queen of bitten nails and I wondered if it was to do with or hormones I didn't think so but after googling it it appears hair and nails grow faster. I'm a little concerned I seem to be having a intense hormone surge and I read this could potentially mean more than 1 baby. Probably bs (scuse the language) but could it be possible.

Fairypants Tue 06-Aug-13 07:21:43

Good morning ladies, how is everyone today?
I'm hungover again (must stop drinking too much of that pukka tea and getting ratarsed).
I told my dad last night - he started saying 'oh dear' so I rushed in to say it was good news and we'd been planning it for a while (couldn't say 'trying' to my dad!).hmm
He's not known for his tact but I guess I should expect everyone to assume its unplanned after a 10 year gap. It still made me feelhmm though. I think I should be allowed to tell someone who will be excited to make up for it.smile

Ninunina Tue 06-Aug-13 07:25:30

So is your scan at 6 1/2 weeks pinkp? I'm debating if I should move my appointment to 6 1/2 weeks or 7 weeks. I had seen DD hb at 6 weeks, but I don't want to take the risk of not seeing anything. Maybe I'll move it to 7 weeks to be sure. It's it just me or is time moving really slowly. I'm only 4+3 weeks and I feel like I've been pregnant for ages already. I think it's because I'm bursting to tell people, especially since majority of my friends are all pregnant with #1 or #2.

iloveweetos Tue 06-Aug-13 07:58:09

Hi all x hope you're all feeling well. I'm due on 4 April so just over 5 weeks! Scary lol x

iloveweetos Tue 06-Aug-13 07:58:48

Has anyone had an early scan in the Birmingham are that they would recommend?

cookielove Tue 06-Aug-13 09:15:10

Morning all. Last day of holiday then heading home.

I am 5+5 grin

Cloudstar Tue 06-Aug-13 09:22:52

Hi all. My first NHS scan (for dating) will be at 8.5 weeks.

I'm 5+3 today and the last couple of days have started feeling sick. Trying to get all the rest I can in between looking after my 2 yr old.

Trinpy Tue 06-Aug-13 09:48:18

Morning everyone. I got overreacted and tested with my last cb digi at 5 am this morning blush . Still at bloody 2-3 though angry . I'm only 5 weeks today so it's still early. Just debating whether to drag myself over to boots and throw more money at pregnancy tests or to just accept that I'm pregnant. Would be reassuring to see a 3+ by Friday though as I'll be at the same point I mc before so a difficult day.

Trinpy Tue 06-Aug-13 09:50:34

Over excited not overreacted - though that is also true!

Trinpy Tue 06-Aug-13 09:57:35

overexcited not overreacted - though that's probably true too...

Trinpy Tue 06-Aug-13 09:58:03

grr stupid phone!

BartBaby Tue 06-Aug-13 12:14:40

cloudstar will you get another scan at 12 weeks aswell or are you just having the dating scan a bit earlier?

trinpy im 5 weeks today aswell and considering another digi this week to see if the sate has changed. Clearblue must be making a mint out of all of us lovely ladies grin

Vikkijayne2507 Tue 06-Aug-13 12:44:09

I also want to poas again but feel annoyed cabt get cb digital where I am interior Portugal. but I still am getting nausea my boobs are less sore today but am feeling exhausted even after a full nights sleep. I feel really lazy but im guessing my body is busy at 5 weeks 1 day today. atill needing the loo all the time especially after I have 2 cups of tea decaff. went 3 times in 2 hour's gahh

pinkpeoniesplease Tue 06-Aug-13 13:16:58

Ninu- No I will be 7+2. I didn't want to risk spending all that money and not seeing a heartbeat! I am 6+1 now so it's strange thinking the heart may be beating already grin

Fairypants Tue 06-Aug-13 13:32:45

I haven't even contacted the midwife yet- that's today's job. I'm only 4+1 though so still a while to go before I can have a scanhmm
I did another ic today as I was feeling sad that my cb one faded. It was def darker than on sat which is good to seesmile
Anyone else feeling a bit dishonest around all the people who don't know? I know it has to be done and no-ones going to get cross about not being told this early but I'm not good at lying so feel really conscious of it.

iloveweetos Tue 06-Aug-13 14:17:49

Fairy I feel the exact same! And part of me wants to just blurt it out so I can talk about baby things!!!!

cookielove Tue 06-Aug-13 14:37:14

fairy I felt really bad lying to my parents and family so told them 4 days after I found out. Its been almost 2 weeks, since I found out so it feels easier to lie to my work colleagues now. Although I am pretty sure 2 people overheard a private conversation about it, they haven't said anything directly to me!!

Cloudstar Tue 06-Aug-13 17:02:26

Bartbaby I will have the 12 week one too. I asked for an early one as an extra as had a complicated pg last time.

Trinpy and Bartbaby my advice is not to get caught up with the cb digi indicators! On another pg forum I post on one woman had a hcg beta over 4000 and was still getting 2-3 on the digi (they are meant to go to 3+ with a beta over 2000). I don't think they're reliable at all and can cause stress - you know you're pregnant so I say relax and enjoy it rather than putting yourselves through unnecessary worry. From one who has poas one too many times in the past myself!

BartBaby Tue 06-Aug-13 18:22:49

Thanks cloudstar i didnt get one in the end. The original ones i had last week went from 1-2 to 2-3 so im happy with that. Im definately enjoying it so far. Cant stop looking at baby things grin

ChocChaffinch Tue 06-Aug-13 18:53:13

am 5+5 today and had proper old school vomiting after brushing teeth this morning. Felt v nauseous all morning but stuffed in loads of food, literally eating every hour, a crumpet...an apple..a yogurt etc seems to have settled as day gone past.
dreading sickness getting worse, it's so dispiriting
boobs still v sore, agree the fingernails thing and the faster growing eyebrows is annoying!

ChocChaffinch Tue 06-Aug-13 18:56:40

I know it feels like lying to neglect to tell people at this stage... but really, people aside from family probably won't thank you for telling them, you just cause them worry too grin
we've told our parents now, just in case we need them if stuff goes wrong, haven't told any sibs though as they'll all tell their partners... and some of them know our friends...
also don't want anything appearing on the dreaded social media wink

EverthingcrossedforApril14 Tue 06-Aug-13 20:08:10

Evening Ladies, hope everyone is well, I cannot believe only one day has passed since I was last on MN, this is the slowest passage of time ever!
I am 5 weeks today, anyone else not having very many symptoms? my sore boobs are no more and other than feeling like I am on a boat sometimes and exhausted all the time, nought else much happening. My GP told me that it was usual to have symptoms prior to six weeks, I had plenty when I was first pregnant, but not so much anymore, this is all confusing and worrying.

Hope you are all doing well and tolerating the wait!

Re: telling people, we did not tell anyone until after the first scan with DD, she was the first grandchild on both sides and we did not want to deal with other peoples disappointment and sadness if something happened. With DS we told family and a few close friends from about 6 weeks, there were some medical issues early in pregnancy and I needed to attend the hospital frequently so we needed family to help look after DD. Not sure when we will say to family and friends this time, my sister-in-law recently had a MC so that is making me reluctant to say anything.

My friend who has had a number of MC and one ectopic pregnancy said that is always best to tell a few people that you are close to because if something does go wrong it is easier to contact people and get a lot of support immediately.

Ninunina Tue 06-Aug-13 20:24:34

Ok...is it just me, or is anyone else's tummy already look a little "rounder"? I've been really careful with what I'm eating. I'm cutting out all junk food completely and trying to eat plenty of fresh fruit and veg. My scales don't seem to be going up, but my tummy surely is (even DH noticed). How can this be if I'm only 4+3?
I bought some prenatal vitamins today (til now I have just been taking folic acid), and I was very surprised to see that it contained 50%RDA of Vitamin A. I was under the impression that we shouldn't have vit a supplements in pregnancy. Does anyone else's contain Vit A? I can't tell if it is coming from Retinol or Beta-carotene, but I'm thinking of returning them to the pharmacy. Does anyone else's contain vit a?

Vikkijayne2507 Tue 06-Aug-13 20:39:28

nin mine doesn't have vit a I also thought any vitamin A was a no no

BartBaby Tue 06-Aug-13 20:43:13

ninu mine is a bit more rounded already aswell. Or i just cant suck it in as much. Maybe its just things in there making space. I think the sac is already forming and organs and what not. So its just reserving its space. Have you got any other dc's? Lots of people have said that you show earlier with the second.

BartBaby Tue 06-Aug-13 20:45:33

And just checked mine doesnt have vitamin a either

Ninunina Tue 06-Aug-13 20:54:20

I thought so too Vikki...I'm taking them back to the pharmacy tomorrow. I've been googling and apparently Vit A in the form of Betacarotene is ok, but not in the form of Retinol.
This is my 2nd bart and I have noticed that most of my friends showed very early with their 2nd (6-9weeks), but not 4 weeks shock

PainAuxRaisins Tue 06-Aug-13 20:56:33

Re the symptoms - like some others I too was noticing a distinct lack of nausea, pain, boob tenderness etc. and wasn't sure whether to be happy about it or slightly anxious. I'm now 6+5 and can report that for the last 2 days the nausea (or rather 'afternoon sickness') has well and truly kicked in. Ugh. Can't believe there might be another month or two of this (or more if I'm really unlucky). I guess a lot of the symptoms just come and go in waves - I hope those other symptom free people enjoy it while it lasts! DH even had the nerve to complain to me tonight about how tired he's feeling today - I almost bit his head off. He also said about my tummy "It's a good job you're PG otherwise I'd be getting a bit worried about that" !!! (before you all get the wrong impression, he is a lovely bloke but seems to have turned into the World's most tactless person since yesterday....plus my tummy is ridiculously bloated at the moment so he is half right)

Pineapplefreak Tue 06-Aug-13 21:12:57

ninu mine is too, I'm 5+4 but I know it's just the bloating, last time I was the same, I had what looked like a bump before 12 weeks then it disappeared and I didn't have a real bump to close to 20 weeks. First thing in the morning my stomach is flat, last thing at night I look 5 months at least!

I'm so so tired at the minute too, came home from work yesterday and dozed on the sofa while my 2yo ran amok, there was spaghetti on my head at one stage. Luckily my mum camera over and got him ready for bed and washed the dishes - so glad I told her!! wink

Definitelysometime Tue 06-Aug-13 21:40:55

So glad you gals said this - I am so so bloated. It's my first, so no excuse at all. 6 weeks and i look more like 6 months this evening. I actually had a little cry to DH when I came home from work as I feel like I'm getting fat already - yet I can't be arsed to do any exercise. Silly hormones.

Also, does anyone already have <whisper it> constipation? shock

All I'm all, feeling really attractive right now!

ChocChaffinch Tue 06-Aug-13 21:45:04

yy pineapple my mum's been v sympathetic since I told her :-)

ChocChaffinch Tue 06-Aug-13 21:45:49

pregnacare gives me constipation.

cookielove Tue 06-Aug-13 21:52:56

Those of you who have had babies, will not I get a bump? I already have a wiggly belly will it turn into bump or will I just look fat?

Vikkijayne2507 Tue 06-Aug-13 22:35:09

im also very bloated and look a bit fat. in the mornings I do have a flat tum but wurh slight rounding at 5 wks 1 day I think its stuff making room I had a few cramps a couple if dats ago which worried me at the time but all seems ok was probably stretching. im on pregnacare doesn't appear to give ne abt issues im aware of. my weeing all the time is annoying tho. ive not told my parents yet and will wait till later. im telling my boss as I do lone working wutg sometimes difficult and stressful situations.

Pineapplefreak Tue 06-Aug-13 22:37:23

Yep, me definitely woke with it y'day morn then 10mins later had the runs- I am coeliac so well used to bother down there but this is a whole other level. Got probiotics the other day and they really helped, the pain etc but not the actual bloating. I'm eating little and often too which seems to help both the downstairs situation and the sickness.

My mum just can't understand why I'm so tired choc but she knows better than to mention it, I can see her thinking it! I wasn't this tired that last time but a hell of a lot sicker - don't know which was worse!

Can't wait to get to twelve weeks as my bad symptoms disappeared at that time with DS, so I'm hoping the same will happen this time. I'm usually very active but climbing the stairs is a major effort at the minute!!

cookie most people usually get a bump regardless of size before, you may not get much bigger but will probably firm up at least.

LeeHandy Wed 07-Aug-13 07:26:46

I have definitely got a bit of a tummy. I wore my khakis to work yesterday and it was digging into my stomach all day and making me miserable. I just thought I am getting a bit fat. shock Good to know that it can be bloating and not my fault at all. smile

cookielove Wed 07-Aug-13 08:10:25

I'm a 14 on top just with a bit of tummy!! Annoyingly thats where I hold my weight sad

I still haven't had sickness. Although I am sure it will hit any day now!! I'll enjoy it while I can though!

Cloudstar Wed 07-Aug-13 09:29:14

I've been trying to think how to describe the weird 'off' sicky feeling of early pg. I came up with that it feels like having swallowed a bar of soap. Just 'urgh'.

cookielove when you get a bump it will be hard, not soft like tummy flab. I speak from experience smile

cookielove Wed 07-Aug-13 09:36:01

Thanks for the reassurance cloud and pineapple smile

KittyKK Wed 07-Aug-13 09:59:32

Hello ladies. Super happy to be joining this group!

I got my BFP yesterday (10/11 DPO). It worked on our first cycle of TTC, which is astonishing as I'm mid-30's and "slightly polycystic", so DH and I thought we'd be waiting a while smile

Only 3w5d today, so EDD is a long way away (19th April)!

Booked my first scan for when I'm 5w6d. Didn't realise that there would be even more anxious waiting time after a BFP!

Slightly terrified, as I keep reading about lots of early MCs.

Best wishes to all for happy, healthy pregnancies xxx

BartBaby Wed 07-Aug-13 10:37:22

cookie yes you will get a nice bump smile

Welcome kitty are you getting a scan done privately? I bet you cant wait for it smile i wasnt worried at all with my first ds. Very naive i suppose. More concerned this time though after hearing lots of stories. I blame the advances in the internet! Lol

Well i can say i feel totally bleurgh today! Felt sicky all morning although not actually been sick yet and so tired after getting up with ds i had to 'rest my eyes' while we were watching Cars!

iloveweetos Wed 07-Aug-13 10:41:19

haha best time to 'rest your eyes'!!

I've got my first appointment tomorrow. Is there anything i should ask? feel like i have no idea!!! I don't remember feeling this anxious and worried about everything last time. I blame naivety too!

KittyKK Wed 07-Aug-13 11:10:16

Hi BartBaby - thanks for the welcome thanks

Yes, private scan.....so 2 weeks to worry and stress.

In hindsight, TTC was a bit like a lottery (e.g. What can we do to increase our chances). Now I'm totally out of control.....

Went to Dr earlier for hcg blood test. Got results back from lab quickly (the hcg level is 70.2 at 3w4d). He just said that was in line with timing.

Has anyone else had an hcg blood test yet?

Ninunina Wed 07-Aug-13 12:33:46

Welcome Kitty! Congratulations on your BFP! Having a first baby is such an exciting time, albeit nerve wrecking. At 3+4 I think that puts your little bean as the youngest of the group grin.
I haven't done any hCG tests, though I have been POAS religiously every 2 days to make sure the line doubles in darkness. My first scan is booked on the for when I'll be 6+2 but I'm thinking of changing it to 7+5 to make sure I see a heartbeat.
I'm glad to see I'm not the only one whose noticed a bit of bloating around the middle. I put on a lot of weight in my first pregnancy and had to work hard to lose it so I'm determined not to put on any extra weight this time.
I just found out 2 of my friends are expecting in April! People announce quite quickly where I live. I feel silly that no one knows, but I might have to say something soon.

Vikkijayne2507 Wed 07-Aug-13 14:27:37

congrats and welcome kitty. im exhausted today woke up 3 times in the night to use the loo. im stull on holiday at 5 weeks 2 days so dreading going back to work next week at 6 weeks if it stars like this i'll be exhausted 24 7shock

bunnygoesbang Wed 07-Aug-13 18:30:32

Hello all hope we are all well as can be. My sickness has settled yey which is great but now I am worried as it didn't last lol. I have a feeling it may return. I had a lot of early symptoms, sickness, huge sore boobs strange taste in mouth but doctor said it was normal for some people to have it early as the body is reacting to sudden huge hormone increase.
As for telling people well my close family friends and colleges all know. Partly as it was such a shock as we were told we couldn't and everyone has been a great support through fertility treatment that didn't work so I wanted to let them know. Also because I have had previous ectopic and miscarriages and I feel it's better for those close to know why you are upset so they can support you.
Everyone's different.
It's not on social media yet lol.
5 weeks 2 days and keeping everything crossed that this little one is meant to be

Pineapplefreak Wed 07-Aug-13 20:20:28

Congrats kitty!!

I'm sooooooo tired at the minute, had to sneak home from work the last two days to sleep before my toddler came home. Probably felt worse after it too. My mum has had to sort him out for bed tonight as DH is away and I simply couldn't do it. I went up the stairs earlier and had to rest for 5 minutes after it, I used to be fit and active so this is so strange for me.

Got a wedding this weekend and don't know how ill cope!

Have booked docs for Friday afternoon (then ill go home and sleep wink ) but I'm just wondering do you actually have to see the doctor or are u supposed to just make an appointment with a midwife?

coffeewineandchocolate Wed 07-Aug-13 21:30:46

hI all. I've been kindly directed to this thread by cookie :-) I got my bfp yesterday- edd 17th April 2014. Doesnt seem quite real yet!

feeling a little lightheaded at the moment, but not sick yet thankfully! Booked in with the gp today :-)

Fairypants Wed 07-Aug-13 21:45:36

Hi Kitty and Coffeesmile
I think it varies Pinapple. I know my midwives are based at my surgery so asked the receptionist who has booked me in to see the midwife directly. Unfortunately that means I won't see anyone till 8 weeks at the end of sept. Not that I need to see anyone before then, I'm just being impatient.
I went to Pilates tonight ninu. They said as ive been going more than 12 weeks to carry on at the same level as before for a couple of months then start slowing down. There were a couple of movements she got me to do something different though.

BartBaby Wed 07-Aug-13 22:03:54

How many weeks are you fairy ? did you mean that you will be 8 weeks when you see them? Or you are seeing them in 8 weeks?

Im seeing the midwife for the booking in appt when im 7 weeks (its normally 8) and will be 12 weeks by the end of sept so will be hoping to have my scan around then.

Fairypants Thu 08-Aug-13 07:16:30

I meant I will be 8 weeks by the time I see them. I'm expecting to get an appt for a scan at around the end of sept too. I just forgot how slow time moves in early pregnancy.
Dd2 keeps pointing out that I do have a bump already angry she won't believe me when I tell her that's just by fat belly! You'd think she'd be more polite at 10 wouldn't you- she's just desperate for something baby related to happen too.

cookielove Thu 08-Aug-13 07:58:06

So unpleasant!! I don't like toothpaste at the best of times but that was the first time I properly gagged and almost threw up. I've got tooth paste inside my throat and its all tingly sad

But in the good news status I got another symptom smile

coffeewineandchocolate Thu 08-Aug-13 08:37:56

:-) I have the annoying symptom of needing the toilet every 5 minutes! No sickness yet but I didn't get that until 6 weeks last time. Also ridiculously tired and still in complete disbelief it's actually happened!

DownstairsMixUp Thu 08-Aug-13 08:50:24

Hi all i'm due on april the 15th smile Anyone else thinking of booking a private early scan to put their mind at ease?!

Vikkijayne2507 Thu 08-Aug-13 11:06:39

hey coffee im exactly the same really tired last few days. In loo more than out of it hehe. not great for long car journeys

Trinpy Thu 08-Aug-13 12:14:40

hi downstairs (and other new people). Quite a few of us are planning on getting early scans. Whenever I tell anyone irl that I'm getting one they look at me like I'm mad - but I'd rather know whether or not the pregnancy's ok now than spend the next 7weeks worrying!

Vikkijayne2507 Thu 08-Aug-13 12:24:11

I wony be getting a private scan but I am eager to gace a dating scan and at least see its am actual fetus with heartbeat. it doesn't feel real still and o think it will take seeing that to believe it.

bunnygoesbang Thu 08-Aug-13 12:27:45

I have an early scan next Thursday so a full week to wait and I am going insane.
It's not a private one but due to previous problems I have had so I'm even more anxious. Not sure how I will get through this next week but I have to

cookielove Thu 08-Aug-13 13:13:38

I've just got back in from the dr's the ball is officially rolling. He said my first appointment with the midwife they'll take bloods and do a dating scan is that at 12 weeks ?

tinkerboosmum Thu 08-Aug-13 16:51:03

Hi there! Total shock to find out that we are expecting no 3!!! Was considering having a coil fitted but no need now {grin}. Doctor has just told me that EDD will be 6th April so v early days yet. As far as symptoms go, I did think it was odd that my last 'period' only lasted a day and that my boobs have been tingly and sore. Also is anyone else suffering with horrid bloated feeling? It's actually waking me up in the early hours, don't remember this with my DD and DS. I've just turned 37 and it's been 6 years since I was last pregnant so I expect a few changes have taken place! Still feeling slightly numb but also very excited....... {smile}

DownstairsMixUp Thu 08-Aug-13 18:20:32

Oh good, glad i am not the only one! Mine is on 31st of august, i'll be 7 + 4. Exactly the same reasoning as you, it just won't feel real till i see a baby!

greentshirt Thu 08-Aug-13 18:26:27

Hi Ladies, can I join please?

Got a BFP yesterday, I think I am 4+5, my EDD is 13th April. We werent trying but we werent using contraception either, just trying to avoid dangerous times. We've taken some real chances in the last 6 months and last month I didnt feel like we had at all (only dtd twice!) so this is a bit of a surprise!

Im 31 and this will be our first baby and first pregnancy. Am cautiously excited but still in shock I think! My friend is a midwife who looks after ladies with serious abnormalities so im hoping I can pop into her to get an early scan in a couple of weeks just to make sure nothing is amiss.

I feel bloated and getting lots of twinges, got sore boobs too. It feels like that horrible day or 2 before you come on. I love to worry so im checking underwear every time I go to the loo too!

Looking forward to getting to know you all!

bunnygoesbang Thu 08-Aug-13 18:41:12

Hi downstairs I will be 6+4 when i am scanned so hoping I see the heartbeat

DownstairsMixUp Thu 08-Aug-13 18:52:07

Same here Bunny what date are you going?

bunnygoesbang Thu 08-Aug-13 19:04:27

Next Thursday exactly one week and Counting. Lets hope that stops the fear and I can relax.
I need to go bra shopping I think I have gone up a size already lol so that's positive.
How are you coping with the wait?

DownstairsMixUp Thu 08-Aug-13 19:17:00

Oh you are exactly a week ahead of me smile I'm struggling, i know the first 12 weeks are the riskiest so i keep worrying hence why i had to book the scan! I'm hoping it puts my mind at ease to. Already?! Mine haven't but they did with my last pregnancy, i seem to feel different this time, just overwhelming tiredness and aches.

bunnygoesbang Thu 08-Aug-13 19:44:05

I feel you on the tiredness too but I am enjoying taking it was and my oh seems to be enjoying looking after me thnkfully

ChocChaffinch Thu 08-Aug-13 20:33:30

hello newbies

hi tinkerboo I'm in a similar boat, this will hopefully be my 3rd, with a 5 yr gap from the 2nd.
having vile nausea, really struggled today. Was sick 3 times, am only 6wks. Had hyperemesis with my ds, hope to god I can keep it under some kind of control this time sad
loving naps on the sofa whilst dc watch a dvd too! am being v antisocial this hol, can't bear the thought of having their friends round with me being slyly sick somewhere..

Ninunina Fri 09-Aug-13 07:02:37

Welcome Green & Tinker! Hopefully you've both had a good shock to find out you're expecting. In a way you're lucky to have bypassed the TTC phase since it seems to drive a lot of us a bit nutty.
Choc I'm sorry you're feeling so sick. Hoping it won't get much worse for you.
Does anyone believe that you feel sicker with one sex vs. the other? Ppl have said you get sicker with girls than with boys, and if that is true I think I'm having a boy since I'm not half as sick as I was with DD.
Still early days though. I'm 5 weeks today so a lot can still happen.
I POAS this morning after a hallucination yesterday that I thought I saw a tiny spot of something on the toilet paper. The test line is now quite a lot stronger than the control line, so I guess that's an improvement.
Bring on my scan...3 weeks to go!

BartBaby Fri 09-Aug-13 07:48:36

ninu i had terrible sickness with my DS. Although my friend had bad sickness with her DD, but is currently 28 weeks with DS and has had almost no sickness. So maybe its just me then?! Lol. Ive been feeling increasingly more sick ad the days go on.

What about everyone else on here? Did you have sickness in prev pg's? Was it a boy or a girl?

bunnygoesbang Fri 09-Aug-13 07:57:28

Awful nights sleep again up at 1:30 being sick and the usual upset tummy this morning. My doctor didn't seem concerned about the upset tummy just said some woman get it. Just need to get trough today at work then it's the weekend. Please don't let it be a sicky day as well

Cloudstar Fri 09-Aug-13 08:15:34

Sorry about the vomiting ChocChaffinich - poor you.

The sickness is so hard isn't it! Mine started in earnest this week (I am 6w tomorrow). I am hoping it doesn't get too much worse. So far it seems similar to that I had with DS - that started at the same point and lasted till 11.5 weeks, peaking at 9/10 weeks. It wasn't as bad as lots of people's (only a few days of actual toilet hugging), but was still really unpleasant.

Anyone found anything that relieves it?

DownstairsMixUp Fri 09-Aug-13 08:37:29

I've heard things about peppermint tea helping morning sickness Cloudstar might be worth a try?

I haven't got any morning sickness yet, mind you, i never got it with my first lo, i was just hugely tired all the time! I better not jinx myself though as I'm only coming up to five weeks so plenty of time for me to get sickness :/

BartBaby Fri 09-Aug-13 08:53:59

Tonic water helped me the most with ds. Will be getting some with my shopping this weekend smile

Trinpy Fri 09-Aug-13 09:49:56

Luckily no sickness here, and my mum didn't have any with any of her pregnancies so I hope I'll be the same. Completely exhausted though! And I know it's a waste of money but I bought another cb digi and did it this morning at 5+3 - very relieved to see a 3+ result smile . I mc at 5+3 last time so this is a very positive start to the day.

Sorry to hear so many of you are feeling sicky. I've heard the thing about feeling worse with girl pregnancies than boys. In my very scientific survey of women I know who've been pregnant recently, this is true 80% of the time grin .

iloveweetos Fri 09-Aug-13 09:51:54

Im feeling no sickness (fingers crossed) but had really bad sickness with DD so was expecting it. Just tired and sleepy. Feel like i should be on maternity leave lol

DownstairsMixUp Fri 09-Aug-13 10:01:57

I've also taken to wearing a bra all the time, my boobs just feel so heavy and tender if i let them free so i've trapped them in a bra for the time being!

cookielove Fri 09-Aug-13 10:29:29

Hello all smile

Just did my last test cb digi: pregnant 3+

DownstairsMixUp Fri 09-Aug-13 11:49:17

Great news cookielove i'm tempted to do another next week to see the indicator change!

greentshirt Fri 09-Aug-13 12:02:50

I'm going to boots at lunch to get some folic acid. Feel really miffed with myself that I wasn't taking it before but obviously I couldn't have known!

Is it worth taking some kind of pregnancy vitamin too or is folic acid enough?

DownstairsMixUp Fri 09-Aug-13 12:09:49

Loads of people take pregnacare or things like that greenshirt but i'm just taking folic acid, I'm pretty confident my diet gets all the other vitamins needed.

LeeHandy Fri 09-Aug-13 12:26:18

Hi, I am panicking right now. sorry for tmi, but I need advice. I just went to the loo and noticed a couple of brown spots. Its not fresh but definitely spots. Should I call someone, should I wait a bit? I am so scared something is going wrong. sad sad sad sad sad

cookielove Fri 09-Aug-13 12:31:26

lee if it were me I would call my gp or my local epu!!

Fairypants Fri 09-Aug-13 12:32:44

It's probably just old blood being displaced due to growth but I'd go to mw for reassurance - you'll prob get an early scan to reassure you.

Trinpy Fri 09-Aug-13 12:43:09

As the others have said , Lee go to the nearest epu and ask for an ultrasound. As long as it's old blood then it's likely to be completely normal and nothing to worry about. How many weeks are you?

Ninunina Fri 09-Aug-13 13:12:58

Hi Lee, it's probably just implantation bleeding. I had some brown bleeding when I was 9 weeks pregnant and a scan confirmed implantation. Call GP for a referral to the EPU, or better still go to a walk-in EPU. Hopefully it's nothing to worry about.

LeeHandy Fri 09-Aug-13 13:31:14

Hi Everyone, thank you for the reassuring messages. I hope it is just implantation. I didn't know it happened at this time though. I will try and read up on it as well.
I have called the GP and like you said, he asked me to go to the epu for a scan. My hospital only does it in the mornings and he seemed to think it was fine if I waited until Monday to do it.
I think I won't be able to relax at all though until then.

LeeHandy Fri 09-Aug-13 14:18:26

Trinpy I will be 7 weeks tomorrow.

A lot of people online seem to have had this between 7 and 9 weeks. I hope it's just implantation. Feeling slightly less panicked now.

cookielove Fri 09-Aug-13 14:29:40

Sorry I don't mean to be thick or worry anyone, but I thought the baby would have already implanted?

Trinpy Fri 09-Aug-13 14:38:09

There are other reasons besides implantation why there might be bleeding. At 7 weeks I would have thought implantation bleeding was unlikely though?

Hi all, can I join you? my EDD is 1st April. I have just been on the general pregnancy thread having a right old whinge about how shitty I feel, and it was suggested I'd get sympathy here smile

bunnygoesbang Fri 09-Aug-13 15:18:25

You can have lots of sympathy from us all golden. This is a very planned pregnancy and a miracle so I am over the moon. However I feel like crap lol

I think it's too late for implantation bleed but at this point 6-9 weeks the placenta is forming and the embryo is imbedding deeper into the endometrium so this can trigger small bleeds.

I wouldn't worry about spotting. I had tons last time. If you get a lot of pain then go to a and e otherwise try to relax (impossible I know)

tinkerboosmum Fri 09-Aug-13 15:19:17

Hi choc,

Sorry to hear that you are being so sick not much fun. I just feel nauseous and bloated atm which is a bit of a pain but a good sign I think. smile Still can't really believe it as we hadn't been trying although i've always secretly hoped for a 3rd, i'd come to accept that it would probably not happen so i'm keeping my fingers crossed that all will progress nicely and be ok.
We are away when I reach 10 weeks so not sure if I will see midwife early or when we get back for first bloods etc. Dees anyone know the cut off point for nuchal scan? They didn't offer it on nhs when I was last pregnant so I am pleased that this has changed.

Trinpy Fri 09-Aug-13 15:39:25

hi golden! I think mist if us feel like crap so youre in good company grin .

I spoke to my gp today and they won't give me an early scan but they are dating me from the day I've mc, putting me forward 2 more weeks into my pregnancy - so 7+3 rather than 5+3. They tend to do dating scans at 10 weeks round here so I may end up having my first scan when I'm only 8 weeks! GP said if it turns out to be too early then they will just rescan a couple of weeks later. I've got my booking-in appointment on Monday so will get some clarification from the mw then. Very exciting though!

Thank you for the warm welcome, this was also a very much planned for baby, so I feel a bit guilty whingeing already. It is just so different to my first pregnancy with DD it's coe as a huge shock.

With DD I had quite bad sickness, went off food and was a bit tired, but coped pretty wella nd often felt better after being sick.

This time around I am queasy and nauseous all day without often being sick, every couple of days or so. I also keep getting painful trapped wind, bloating, and swing between constipation and diarrhea. Oh and heartburn alost every night, couple with crippling tiredness.

Working full time then going home to an almost 5 year old while feeling like this is proving to all be a bit too much!

coffeewineandchocolate Fri 09-Aug-13 15:58:50

so I'm having little crampy feelings this afternoon (4w+3). im hoping its just stretching but my toddler ds managed to body slam me and knee me in the womb area this afternoon... no bleeding so far...

Ninunina Fri 09-Aug-13 15:59:07

I had thought that 7-9 weeks is to late for implantation bleeding too, but apparently sometimes the blood remains in the womb and forms a sort of bruise and is eventually cleared out. With my last pregnancy they could see the "bruise" on the scan at 6 weeks. 3 weeks later it came out and the sonographer referred to it as implantation bleeding.

LeeHandy Fri 09-Aug-13 16:41:54

I think it can also be the placenta anchoring into place and that's sometimes called implantation. It's been a few hours and I haven't had any more, so I am hoping that's the end of it. Getting the scan on Monday will be very reassuring though. Fingers crossed.

boldlittlebird Fri 09-Aug-13 16:42:13

Hello ladies! Can I join your thread?

I'm 5+3, first pregnancy, don't have a due date from the doctor yet (can't get an appointment within 3 weeks at our surgery!) but guessing early April.

This one snuck up on me - we've been trying for 6 months and I'd had 2 CPs previously and thought I could tell when I was pg, so when CD 26 came and went with no sore breasts and no tiredness, I resigned myself to no baby. By CD 31 I was wondering why my period wasn't turning up when I'd had period cramps for 3 days, and thinking 'Wow, work is really stressing me out, I feel sick' grin

BFP arrived 3 days after I'd decided to hand my notice in at work, which has been so horrible I've wanted to quit for a year - I was holding out for security & maternity leave reasons, but then last week thought 'F* it, nothing's worth this' - and voila, positive test! Isn't it always the way smile Still, I'm so excited about our baby and wouldn't change any of it.

So I'm starting a new job in 3 weeks, hoping that I'll be able to cover up any vomming/forgetfulness/tiredness and that my new employer won't freak out when I tell him!

Symptoms are just starting to turn up: feel nauseous for a few hours every day, breasts sore, crampiness. Oh, and cigarettes and perfume smell
REALLY strong.

Trinpy Fri 09-Aug-13 16:49:51

hi boldlittlebird and congratulations. I'm 5+3 too, so your due date must be the same as mine - 8th April. Sorry to hear about your CPs. I got my bfp on my last day in my old job - like you I'd been sticking it out for the maternity pay for so long. Good luck in the new job!

boldlittlebird Fri 09-Aug-13 18:07:24

Ah, thanks for the due date tip trinpy!

Reassuring to hear you have the same job situation as me, it's always nice to meet someone in the same boat! smile I hope it goes really well for you.

If we all waited for the perfect time to act, nothing would ever get done grin

ChocChaffinch Fri 09-Aug-13 21:18:34

lovely new jobs and new horizons for you smile

puking my heart out today bleurgh
also have gone off food, nothing is worth eating, it all makes me retch
except was so hungry by 730 managed a macdonalds hehehe

ChocChaffinch Fri 09-Aug-13 21:20:46

Literally the THOUGHT the thought of any/ all types of food has my mouth pooling with saliva and my chin wobbling into a massive urking retch.

WTF am I going to eat? I can't do a Morgan Spurlock and subsist on MacDees and pregnacare.... ?
may have to see doc next week if this nonsense continues DON't want HG again, was on a drip for 4 days with pg#2 5yrs ago

hugshugs Fri 09-Aug-13 21:27:38


Can I come and join?! I thought I was 7+3 but it turns out I am more like 6+3. Just put the dates into the due date calculator and it comes out as April 1st ... uh oh!!!

I went for an early scan today (hence changing the dates) and saw a little heartbeat, so it is all true at the moment! (As if the constant nausea, need to buy new bras, frequent afternoon naps and mayhem skin didn't give it away!!!)

Hope you're all surviving this tiring time smile

ThedementedPenguin Fri 09-Aug-13 21:44:49

Hello I'm back. I actually forgot about this thread I've been so busy.

Congrats to everyone on this thread.

I'm sorry to hear about all the sickness I'm dreading it.

So I'm 6 weeks tomorrow and other than a bit of tiredness I don't feel any different. Which I'm finding totally strange, with my first I was feeling sick and practically asleep 24/7 before I tested.

I would LOVE an early scan but I don't think I'll get one.

Hope everyone is having a quiet night.

greentshirt Fri 09-Aug-13 23:51:01

Hi hugs

I'm reassured that you could see a heartbeat at 6 weeks, I think I might be able to have an early scan at 6+4 but was debating with myself whether it's too early and will it make the worrying worse if there's no heartbeat yet. At that point how can they tell if there's cause for concern?

BartBaby Sat 10-Aug-13 07:04:15

Hello newbies smile im 5+4 today so it sounds like there is a few of us the same.

Im really struggling this morning. So unbelievably tired and totally drained. Could spend the whole day in bed! But instead I'm up watching peppa pig with ds so at least I'm getting a nice cuddle smile

Ninunina Sat 10-Aug-13 07:11:29

How exciting hugs! I think your the first one to have a scan. It's very good that you already saw a heartbeat. Part of me is regretting moving my scan to 7+5 weeks from 6+3 now, but I'd kill myself with sorry if I didn't see a hb though.

LeeHandy Sat 10-Aug-13 07:42:55

hugs, it's so wonderful you could see a heart beat that early.
I hope I can see one as well on Monday.
welcome newbies! we should really get organised and make a stats thread. I will get down to it this morning.
choc that sounds really rough. Since you know you were that badly off last time, maybe you can get some medication before you end up in hospital? But if you can keep McDs down, it may not be that bad this time and McDs does cover all the food groups! wink

Jomouse Sat 10-Aug-13 07:50:31

Hi everyone!
EDD 16th April.
This will be my second baby and second pregnancy. I'm pretty geriatric (38 today...) so hoping nothing goes wrong.
Wishing you all happy and healthy pregnancies.
Celebrating my birthday tonight with 20 friends is going to be a DEAD giveaway...

EverthingcrossedforApril14 Sat 10-Aug-13 08:12:25

Morning everyone,

Hope you are well and tolerating the longest wait, 5 + 4 today! Congrats and welcome to the new people and that is fab Hugs that you saw a HB, amazing!

Anyone have any thoughts on the (I think it is called ) Swaying method re: gender of the baby? My friend has had two daughters and she was using the CBFM, with both she had sex only once a few days before ovulation. I think the principle is that male sperm get to the egg fastest but die quicker and female sperm are slower to get to egg but live longer, hence if you have sex and it is at the same time as ovulation or within 12 hours it will be more likely to be a boy if there is a space of a few days then more likely to be a girl. When we were trying to conceive DD we DTD all the time and with DS I was breast feeding and it happened so not sure in that case. Any thoughts?

I got my first scan date for 30th of April I will be 8 + 3, they said they would send for me when I was 9 weeks so they may have done the maths wrong but not complaining! xo

BartBaby Sat 10-Aug-13 08:32:36

Hi everythingcrossed yes I've heard of a similar method. I correctly predicted my friend would be having a boy as she only dtd once on the day of ov. Although we dtd on the 14th, and I will have ov on the 15th (or possibly the 16th) so that still gives enough time for the boy and girl swimmers both to get there before ov. But it's not early enough that the boy swimmers would have dies off yet. So I really have no ideas with mine!

Ninunina Sat 10-Aug-13 08:54:07

I agree we need some stats! I'd offer to do it but I generally post from my phone .
How shall we do it? What stats shall we post? name, no of children, due date, next scan date?
With regards to girls or boys, it's impossible to say in my case since we dtd before, during and after ovulation. I'm guessing a boy this time though (and secretly want boy girl twins)

EverthingcrossedforApril14 Sat 10-Aug-13 08:58:40

It is interesting, I DTD once on the 14th of July, was using CBFM but only got 9 days of HF no egg symbol so could have ov at any point so that is clear as mud, it will either be a girl or boy!

I think the composition of the male sperm can determine, I think men can naturally have more male or more female so that would be a factor also!

LeeHandy Sat 10-Aug-13 09:11:03

happy birthday jomouse!
I've never heard of this method. We dtd before, during, after everyday so I don't know what that means for us. smile
ninu, I think that should do it, I will poke around on the other threads as well as see what they have.