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Just Shagging Grads Fred 8! Roll up, roll up, all Viroids welcome!

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Just Shagging Grads, here is your shiny new Fred!

For those that don't know, a 'viroid' is from the original JSing thread 1, where someone was trying to type ladies (in reference to all the JSing ladies), but their phone decided to call us all viroids instead!

The name stuck and we've been the JSing viroids ever since.

The last thread saw plenty of births and we've got loads of new Grads to add to the mix. Bring on the TMI posts, the midnight moans, the birthwatches and the pom poms!

Our stats thread is here, so if you find us, please add your stats too.

There is also a Just Mumming thread for grads of the grads thread

And if you want to find out what Just Shagging is about or catch up with the undergrads go say hello to the Just Shaggers here, now on the 17th thread.

Checking in (on my own Fred grin) - hope you all find me!

Hooya Fri 02-Aug-13 14:48:58

Ooh new Fred, new people and new babies!

Congrats GBT on your early baby!! Woohoo! You've reminded me how soon my turn is... scaredexcitedscaredexcited etc etc

And congrats chaffinch and stroke on your BFPs, welcome!

Here I've been working like a bastard and reading up about breastfeeding <obviously ignorant> getting scared now! It seems a bit difficult...

hooya oooh are you next? Or is there someone else due before you? Just checked stats fred and can't see anyone, but it's not v up to date.

Checking in.....excited to hear who is next.

Hooya - I am sure you will get lots of support to get you going with breastfeeding. I got a bit panicked as it is 8 years since I had a newborn, but turns out that if all is well, then it is pretty straightforward, if a bit ouchy at first. Lansinoh, savoy cabbage, paracetamol and ibuprofen are my friends right now.

Maybe we should all make it a mission to update the stats fred?

MrsAVB Fri 02-Aug-13 16:43:33

Thanks for the new Fred humpty! Checking in... X

Strokethefurrywall Fri 02-Aug-13 21:53:01

Well done on the new fred humpty - I'm checking in early to say hi - I'm 6 hours behind you all here so feel like I'll be playing catch up loads!

Went for my 1st scan today, saw the little Hobbit measuring 5 weeks 5 days (so a day behind) with it's little heartbeat at 109 bpm. Magic.

And I've spent the rest of the day running around like a headless chicken on coke trying to pack for our house move. Turns out dogs aren't in the slightest bit helpful at packing. There are boxes everywhere so I decided to save myself and sit down and mumsnet for a bit grin

Hope you're all well!

frogchops Sat 03-Aug-13 19:30:18

Would really like hooya to come on and confirm Edd again....I'm 20/09 and panicking slightly that I'm getting closer to being next! I remember the day I made the move from jsing to grads, oh my thats gone quick! :-/

I find time is flying too Frog I'm due 19/10 only got 5 weeks left at work! Eeeeeeek we will all be meeting our babies before long grin

Hooya arm yourself with all the knowledge on bf you can, I'm sure I was relaxed as I knew what might go wrong or be difficult, as it was I took to it really easily no really sore nipples or anything! (ooh i had a touch of mastitis a couple of months in but a day in bed feeding my newborn put that right) I bf DD1 for 10 months and DD2 for 22 months, found it a bit hard to feed "openly" in public but used to find places I felt comfortable to do it discreetly smile I'm really hoping it goes as well this time as found it convenient (and free) I'd struggle and need guidance to ff!

Hooya Sun 04-Aug-13 11:48:36

Hello! Ohmygod can't believe I might be next! When's kitten due?

My official EDD was the 17th Sept but the boy is coming out via ELCS on the 10th Sept - am I next then? Scary! frog that means it's not you - but I agree it's gone so fast!

Thanks for the advice on bfing waves and blondies - I will persist and try not to be too scared!

frogchops Sun 04-Aug-13 12:15:47

Oooh I knew you were next hooya, but then I was a bit blush about being next on the list. Unless there's anyone inbetween?? Anyone??

So, so far we've got:

hooya due 10th Sept
frog due 20th Sept
blondies due 19th Oct.
Mrs AVB due Jan 2014 - not sure of date?
Humpty due 3rd Jan 2014
stroke due March 2014? is that right?

No Aug JSers due then? Were we all slacking in Nov 2012? grin

Gary was due in August I think, and my EDD was 30 July....babies didn't want to hang around though smile

23 November 2012 was when I got my BFP - seems like an absolute LIFETIME ago!

Kitten is due 12th Sept, not that I've just stalked her to find out..........honest blush

waves ah, so you have speedy babies, that's it!

Okay, we're up to:

hooya due 10th Sept
kitten due 12th Sept
frog due 20th Sept
blondies due 19th Oct.
Mrs AVB due Jan 2014 - not sure of date?
Humpty due 3rd Jan 2014
stroke due March 2014? is that right?

notsoold Mon 05-Aug-13 04:07:39

Wow...found you guys!!!
Please add me to the list 25/10 to meet our little boy...
Time is flying now and dh book us into a nice hotel ( pleasure) during relatives visiting ( pain)...

Hooya I wasn't successful with bf with dd so did a lot of reading like you and was more prepared when ds came. So well done you!!!

I thought of joining a nct class to meet new mums ( as not one of our friends have lo) but really in two minds after seeing the price and speking to the person running it ( very pro bf/ no pain relief etc)...good for her but is my third!!! I still remember the pain!!smile
But didn't want to be isolated when baby comes!!!

The list is scary.... I mean, I only just got my bfp right? I write this with said bfp now 9 days old and sleeping on the changing mat next to me on the bed.... But seriously, everyone only just got their bfps and now all these due dates are so soon!

frogchops Mon 05-Aug-13 08:56:21

Phew.... Kitten is after hooya!! wink

MrsAVB Mon 05-Aug-13 10:13:29

I'm Jan 1st... The race is on humpty! Although I'd much rather be late and get all the festivities done without drama!
I think cookie and andie must be due in feb/ march?
Asos have 50 maternity items at 50% at the moment grin

frogchops Mon 05-Aug-13 10:59:16

Rushes to asos after just spending a fortune on the mamas and papas sale blush
Days off work cost me a fortune!

Hooya Mon 05-Aug-13 11:01:48

So I am next? Shiiiit that is scary! Visiting hospital next week to meet the anesthetist and choose my room... Still curious to see if I chicken it out of the c-section at the last minute, currently doubt it but who knows!

I was starting to think I'll miss being up the duff but each time my feet swell and each time I think about meeting the boy, I change my mind grin

Hooya Mon 05-Aug-13 11:07:41

Hey notso lovely to hear from you! And frog you too, but don't say the words 'internet shopping' to me, it's a disease, I'm telling you!

Loving the baby race!

waves how awesome is it to not feel sick any more?


hooya due 10th Sept
kitten due 12th Sept
frog due 20th Sept
blondies due 19th Oct
notso due 25th Oct
Mrs AVB due 1st Jan 2014
Humpty due 3rd Jan 2014
cookie due Feb/March 2014?
andie due Feb/March 2014?
stroke due March 2014? is that right?

waves does it really go that fast - I s'pose it does, but the last two weeks have been slooooooooow for me. Waiting for a proper bump and movement, no real appointments (the 16wk one wasn't v interesting as they refused to listen for heartbeat, so it was just paperwork). Hoping that the two week countdown to my 20 wk scan, which starts tomorrow, will speed things up a bit.
Bless your BFP, though - asleep on a changing mat! Cuteness! Also v convenient, so v well done mini-waves.

notso I am going to NCT for that very reason - I don't want to be pushed into no pain relief/bf (although I want to try to bf, but know it can be hard), but I want the friends! We'll be moving shortly, so will need a network of people to whinge to have coffee with in the first few months.

Does anyone who's further on than me remember when they started to show 'properly'? I was a 16 before getting bfp, and have a 'shelf' of flub above belly button, and have always had a sticky out lower belly, so although I can feel there's a hard bump in there, it doesn't really show just by looking. I'm sounding a bit pathetic, but I want to know there's a baby in there - and to look pregnant! I know, I know - I'll look back at 30+ weeks and think 'you idiot, Humpty, it was so much better when you could bend over', but I'm a bit sort of 'am I really pregnant?' at the mo. Sorry for the whining.

frogchops Mon 05-Aug-13 11:49:29

Humpty I was showing really early on, 10-12 weeks ish although people I see every day said they could tell well before this :-/. I was a 14 pre preg and at 33+3 today I'm wearing 18 pj bottoms and my normal 14 pj top. I do remember going for some blood tests at 19 weeks and laughing that the woman next to me was 28 weeks and smaller. I guess everyone is different. wink

I started showing properly (as opposed to looking like I had a bit of a tummy) at about 7 months, but that's HG for you! I was a size 8/10 before, got away with staying in some of my normal clothes right the way through (low cut jeans and elasticated waists only mind...) and I am back in my clothes again, although my boobs are now HUGE so some dresses and tops aren't fitting, and my super skinny jeans don't fit yet either due to the tummy muscles not being toned. (They also change size depending on whether Caspian has just been fed or not confused)

Not feeling and being sick all the time is beyond amazing. To celebrate I had a mammoth baking session this morning, making home made flapjacks and heaps of coffee and walnut cake with coffee buttercream icing. (I've made so much I have actually put half the flapjacks and half the sponge cake in the freezer)

At times it does go slowly, but it genuinely feels like no time since the 2 week wait, and the subsequent BFP.

If anyone as the opportunity to go, I really recommend the NCT relax stretch and breathe classes. No antenatal chats, just really pregnancy yoga on a gentle scale. So, a good way of meeting other mums-to-be if you want not to go to the antenatal classes.

Strokethefurrywall Mon 05-Aug-13 21:59:01

Hi Humpty I'm due 29 March but DS was 2 weeks early so I don't plan on holding out that long! Mainly because I don't want to be hanging around at 40 weeks willing the baby out and banging my head against the brick wall!

Am on bed rest for 2 days - started bleeding heavily this morning but lovely OB checked me over and did another scan which showed the hobbit in there doing well with heartbeat of 120bpm. Apparently the bleeding is from outside the cervix but the scan showed some blood in the uterus as well but nothing untoward in the amniotic sac which is a good thing.

Am now lying on the sofa watching reruns of Friends and attempting to work from home.
This pregnancy is really flummoxing me so far - haven't gone off wine, coffee or anything else that I did last time, haven't been sick, only waves of nausea (not that I'm complaining about that!) although am waiting for it to kick in big time by next week!

As I recall, I started properly showing with DS around 24 weeks, just looked a little thick around the middle before that - I remember going into maternity stuff at 28 weeks but I reckon I'll be in that way earlier this time!

cookielove Tue 06-Aug-13 09:28:08

Hello all. I've been away so kinda lost this thread blush

I'll be home later on today so I can have a good read and catch up, but for the update I am due 4th April 2014

MrsAVB Tue 06-Aug-13 14:09:11

Afternoon viroids!
humpty I don't have a proper bump either, just look like I've eaten too many pies.
waves wowzers on the baking, I love coffee cake. It's reassuring that you're baking already so soon after birth too as I'm scared of all normal activities ceasing once baby is born!
stroke how are you doing today? Hope the resting up is helping and you're not too stressed out. Friends is perfect tv for these kind of times; feels like an old blanket of a friend that demands nothing from you!
Have a good day all

Strokethefurrywall Tue 06-Aug-13 15:44:51

Thanks MrsAVB - I'm doing ok today, had a good night's sleep and the bleeding is mainly brown or pink which is good.

I'm managing my stress with rescue remedy and distraction :-) I'm actually not too concerned, my OBGYN is amazing and I trust him totally. Obviously he can't guarantee that I won't lose the pregnancy but after examining me, he said that bleeding sometimes happens and to just put my feet up to allow the body a chance to reabsorb the blood and that the heartbeat was perfect.

I've got my next scan on 2 September and I'll be 10+2 then so looking forward to it already. Although not looking forward to the myriad symptoms of puking and exhaustion between now and then but it's something to concentrate on right?

Ha, I emailed my boss who is holiday at the moment and decided to tell him so he wasn't wondering why I was working from home.

He came back with "Congratulations, I've just won a bet! I bet that you were pregnant before I went on leave - make sure you take it easy!" - it's good to know I'm so useful to help win people money :-) - amazingly enough, I think he probably guessed before I did. It was probably my boobs... dead giveaway! One less person to tell though and he's a good bloke so don't have to worry too much. Unfortunately this is a small island so the news that I'm knocked up won't stay secret for long and I reckon most people will guess soon enough. Probably because I have a look of "I'm about to barf" on my face 24/7!

How's everyone else today?

coffeewineandchocolate Tue 06-Aug-13 19:33:25

hi all. I'm tentatively stepping in to the thread after getting a bfp today. The calculator on MN has said my Edd is 17/04/2014 :-)

Strokethefurrywall Tue 06-Aug-13 20:02:36

Ooooh, congratulations Coffee, how exciting!

How are you feeling?

coffeewineandchocolate Tue 06-Aug-13 20:07:10

I'm ok thanks. Had a weird time last week tho as had palpitations, had low bp, felt unwell. Inc it was to early so all tests were bfn...

Feel much better this week although tired and feel pmt like!

Strokethefurrywall Tue 06-Aug-13 20:43:47

Ah yes, tired and pmt like - and it only gets better... I forgot about this part.

I'm currently at the nausea 24/7, exhaustion, appetite loss, feeling crappy stage (6 1/2 weeks) and I know it's going to get worse before it gets better smile

Chocolate and chocolate helps. And more chocolate. Unless you're unfortunately enough to go off chocolate. Like me.

coffeewineandchocolate Tue 06-Aug-13 20:56:41

I already have a ds aged 2.6 and morning sickness was horrific for 4 weeks , manageable for a further 2 and then disappeared. Indigestion/heartburn has already started tho...

MrsAVB Tue 06-Aug-13 21:23:42

Congrats coffee!
I went off chocolate when I was at my vommiest... Thankfully now I am back on the chocolate wagon!

ChocChaffinch Tue 06-Aug-13 21:35:01

coffee aim your cervix at 14-04-2014 grin

Strokethefurrywall Tue 06-Aug-13 21:40:47

I'm dosed up on meds and nothing is stopping this sickness. It seems to have doubled today, this morning I was ok on one pill, by this afternoon I'm on both meds and my mouth is still filling up with saliva.

I was horrendously ill with DS so I'm anticipating another rough 7 weeks. I'm also on strict paleo diet so no chocolate for me. Or crappy carbs - I'm currently living off sausages, eggs, chicken, steak, mountains of vegetables, avocados etc. In fairness, I'm off food completely so I figure if I'm going to attempt to put some food in my mouth, it should be stuff I like or will at least sustain me for a few hours.

I'm working on my hypothesis that by cutting out processed carbs and sugar I can regulate my blood sugar enough that the sickness won't be so bad, with the sugar spikes etc. I'll let you know if it works!

PrincessKitKat Tue 06-Aug-13 21:51:06

Hi all
Can I cautiously join please?

Got my BFP last Wednesday, the calculator says Im due 15th April!

Feeling very wobbly and off colour but overjoyed.

Nobody told me it wasn't all swanning about gracefully with a neat bump hmm

coffeewineandchocolate Tue 06-Aug-13 21:53:41

that would be a fab date choc. I was 2 days early with my first. Will be interesting to see what date they give me at 12 weeks. Seems so far away!

cookielove Tue 06-Aug-13 21:55:26

kitkat that's my mums birthday smile

PrincessKitKat Tue 06-Aug-13 21:58:56

Is your mum well behaved and adorable Cookie?!

Not that I believe in star signs or anything blush

cookielove Tue 06-Aug-13 22:02:34

Well I maybe some what bias but she is lovely! !

coffeewineandchocolate Wed 07-Aug-13 11:01:03

just been to the doctors to start the pregnancy ball rolling :-)

MrsAVB Wed 07-Aug-13 11:28:31

Welcome and congrats princess!

DownstairsMixUp Wed 07-Aug-13 16:16:55

Hello all, I got my BFP 3 days ago smile

I'd like to say I'm happy and I am, but I'm also a bag of nerves! I had my first lo four years ago now and I forgot how awful this first 12 weeks is!

cookielove Wed 07-Aug-13 16:42:27

Hello downstairs did you do the 2nd test? Glad to see you here what's your edd?

DownstairsMixUp Wed 07-Aug-13 19:28:55

Hi cookie yes i did, i've been POASING like crazy and watching the line get darker blush and i did a digital! It's 15th of april! How you finding the wait to the 12 week scan?

PrincessKitKat Wed 07-Aug-13 19:31:04

Thanks mrs ABV!
Hello Downstairs!

Coffee, what do they do/ ask at your first appointment?
I have my MW appointment tomorrow - I'm a bit worried she's going to roll her eyes and say 'why have you come so early, go away until you're at least 8 weeks' blush

coffeewineandchocolate Wed 07-Aug-13 19:34:32

I just went to the gp and he said he would refer me to the midwife. Usually they just check bp. I had to go today as they had referred me for specialist tests due to some the symptoms and a neg pregnancy test (it was too early to test). specialist test has now been cancelled :-)

cookielove Wed 07-Aug-13 20:00:33

downstairs I am finding the wait soooo long. I can't believe its just 3 weeks later. I was thinking about going private for a scan but for us the money is just not there.

So 6 weeks 1 day and counting grin

On a more positive note I am seeing the dr tomorrow to start the ball rolling with regards to booking in. Which probably means another blood test at some point in the future. I feel sorry for the nurse already. My veins are anti needles grin

MrsAVB Wed 07-Aug-13 20:14:44

Congrats downstairs! Pregnancy is just one long waiting game... It's almost as bad as the wait to get pregnant in the first place!
It's scaring me that some of you have April due dates! I still feel like a newby!

DownstairsMixUp Wed 07-Aug-13 20:20:49

Thanks MrsAVB and yes i know, i think i forgot how long it actually is, well, considering my last pregnancy i found out i was preg in december 2008 it was a bit of a while ago now! Forgot all this waiting lark!

Kittenkatzen Thu 08-Aug-13 08:32:58

Oh HERE you all are....sneaky, trying to hide from me wink

Sorry for not being around much lately, have had a really crappy, stressy couple of weeks encompassing various work madness, MIL having house move nightmares, SIL having a loooong and traumatic labour, and DH's company reaching a critical point. To top it all off my poor dad has been in hospital for what was supposed to be a relatively routine op to remove newly discovered early stage cancer, but has since had severe complications and is now in a really bad way in ICU being treated for sepsis and other nasty things sadsad. Thankfully most things are getting towards sorted now - I leave work tomorrow, MIL exchanged contracts successfully, and SIL and new baby are both fine....just my dad to worry about now. Positive thoughts/prayers/whatever your "thing" is would be very very welcome!

Anyway, sorry for such a doom and gloom post, I've been vaguely keeping up on fb so am very excited to see all the new arrivals! Who's next? hooya we have similar dates I think - please say you're before me (12th sept)!!

Right, I'm off to read up on what I've missed then...

Kittenkatzen Thu 08-Aug-13 08:36:21

Aaaargh just seen you all comparing due dates!! Fuuuuuuuuuuuuck.....is all I have to say right now!! Where has this year gone??? shock

Kittenkatzen Thu 08-Aug-13 08:55:59

waves so glad the sickness has gone away, and you've totally inspired me to make a massive coffee cake next week when I'm off work! Good call whoever was watching Friends reruns too, will add that to my list!

Wow, so many new BFPs - you JSers have been busy! BIG congrats and welcome to you all, stroke sorry to hear you've had a stressful few days, hope the resting sorts things out for you. And props to you for sticking to any the paleo diet at any stage....I went right off meat in the early days and Freddie Kruger himself couldn't have prised the carbs from my hands!

Hope everyone I've missed is doing ok - will try to keep up better now, promise!

DownstairsMixUp Thu 08-Aug-13 09:16:44

I couldn't help myself - i just booked an early scan private in a few weeks as i can't bear the 12 week wait!! Anyone else going for an early reassurance scan?

frogchops Thu 08-Aug-13 10:41:23

Wow look at all the new bfps! Congrats viroids! Really scary that one of the newbies is sort of like my replacement grad as I'm third in line for popping! blush
Don't blame you at all downstairs for booking the early scan, I didn't but the wait was horrendous...was almost 13 weeks when I had my scan. Then you'll be in the agonising wait for 20 weeks! It does seem to fly after that though wink

DownstairsMixUp Thu 08-Aug-13 10:43:21

Thanks frogchops with the last lo i didn't have an early scan and remember the wait was torture! Don't think i can do it again this time!

cookielove Thu 08-Aug-13 13:16:11

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? 

DownstairsMixUp Thu 08-Aug-13 18:19:26

Hi cookielove yes dating scan is 12 weeks smile

PrincessKitKat Thu 08-Aug-13 19:11:22

Hi viroids.
Cookie I had my first midwife booking appt today (4 weeks?). She took my bloods and BP and filled in my 'notes' form with loads of spelling mistakes and got me booked in for my 12 week scan at the hospital.
She gave me a bounty pack and a load of terrifying leaflets.
I think my surgery just shoves you straight to the MW, they don't want you wasting the GPs time with trivial stuff like growing a human hmmsmile

hooya due 10th Sept
kitten due 12th Sept
frog due 20th Sept
blondies due 19th Oct
notso due 25th Oct
Mrs AVB due 1st Jan 2014
Humpty due 3rd Jan 2014
andie due Feb/March 2014?
stroke due 29 March 2014
cookie due 4 April 2014
downstairs due 15 April 2014
KitKat due 15 April 2014
coffee due 17 April 2014

Hello to the new JSers! We're filling up nicely - I am right in the middle, which is nice and cosy. kitkat did she really book you in already? I didn't get booked in until 10 weeks! Get used to being fobbed off with forms/leaflets/a Bounty pack - it doesn't get much more exciting/full of care and compassion, I'm afraid.

waves so glad you finally get a rest from the sickness - how you got through it, I have no idea.

kitten hope your poor pa feels better soon, glad to hear things are sorting themselves out otherwise, sounds v stressful indeed.

stroke take it nice and easy - you def need it.

If it helps those feeling shite - I puked on a homeless chap this morning. He made me though, by smelling vile (obviously not deliberately!) I felt so bad, as it just came out - and a bit went on him. <classy face>

Strokethefurrywall Thu 08-Aug-13 21:03:56

Oh god Humpty, I was just beginning to lose the excessive saliva in my mouth and your homeless man post just made me dry heave! I wonder who was more shocked, him or you? What do you say to someone after you've puked on them? grin

I'm crook viroids, real crook. I've doubled all medicines to stop me puking and today have managed to keep down coffee, some fresh juice and some chicken kebab. Is it vain to be vaguely excited about the potential weight loss? C'mon, I know you're all feeling it!

Unfortunately my sister called this morning to tell me that my lovely Aunt died this morning from ovarian cancer. She was only 63 years old. Between the hormones, and the dream I had last night about my dead brother (who I dreamt wasn't dead and then woke up to remember that he was) sent me right over the edge. I was a snotty, weeping, vomiting mess. I managed to pull it together and get to the office but I'm 6 hours behind my family and times like this make me feel so totally helpless.

On the plus side, the bleeding has stopped now so I'm back to my usual tricks.

Kitten you poor thing, that all sounds incredibly stressful - your poor dad. Sending you all positive vibes for his swift recovery. Not long until your new one arrives, you must be getting very excited now!

Kittenkatzen Fri 09-Aug-13 08:20:29

Oh humpty you poor thing - and the poor guy, how on earth did you come back from that?!

kitkat that does sound early for a booking appt, nobody wanted my blood till after 8 weeks. If there's one thing I've learnt here though its that the care standards/procedures seem to vary wildly from place to place so nothing surprises me any more!

Big hugs to you stroke, so sorry about your aunt and your brother too of course. Hope you can take things easy for a few days and let someone looks after you a bit thanks

Last day at work today - mat leave officially starts at 5.30pm grin

DownstairsMixUp Fri 09-Aug-13 08:39:46

Oh dear humpty that doesn't sound too good! What did you do after that?!

Oh PrincessKitKat yours is different to mine, I had to book an appointment with the GP, was given maternity notes (blank obviously) then told my details had been faxed to the midwife so still waiting to hear from them!

MrsAVB Fri 09-Aug-13 08:44:23

Ohh stroke sorry about your aunt.
And commiserations re. sickness and hormones. I'm still on anti-sickness meds and vomming regularly at nearly 20 weeks (although thankfully not on any smelly homeless people)...tis rubbish! Although I do feel much better now in terms of energy than I did earlier on. Glad the bleeding has stopped for you though.
kitten congrats on reaching mat leave (is that the right thing to say?) - I can't wait!
Have a good day all

Hooya Fri 09-Aug-13 13:05:43

Woohoo thread's filling up just after it was getting emptier!! Congrats to all the BFPs grin

Kitten my boy's coming out 2 days before you're due, so I'm next shock holyf**kingshit!

I can't decide if I want my mat leave to start RIGHT NOW or if I'm really sad to be ending this phase of my career (14 hour days etc may not be gone forever, but things will certainly be changing)... Similarly while I will not miss the sleep discomfort and swollen feet, I do quite like being pregnant. Baby H has the hiccups a lot today, it's very cute, my belly jiggles a bit when he has them!

Strokethefurrywall Fri 09-Aug-13 15:24:35

When do you all go on mat leave where you are? Can you choose to work right up to birth or do you leave around a month before?

Mostly we all work right up until birth as standard leave is only 12 weeks here. My firm allows an extra month unpaid plus public holidays which will give me around 17 weeks when this one arrives. Which doesn't really seem a lot but actually isn't too bad.

I can't wait for mat leave this time around - hopefully no visitors (we had 6 weeks back to back of parents and ILs) so I get to enjoy the time all to myself without playing hostess. Before my first, a colleague said to me "you're going to love mat leave, it's like a 4 month holiday". I thought she was high off her ass but she was absolutely right. Days of coffees with friends, meandering around the shops, going to the beach with a book, re-runs of Greys Anatomy and dozing on the sofa. Bloody fantastic!

cookielove Fri 09-Aug-13 15:31:17

My work colleague has just gone on mat leave she is taking 6 months off and will be back in Jan, I am hoping I can take the whole year. Dh is about to get a pay rise so hopefully that will help. I hope to work right up to due date but will see smile

Hooya Sat 10-Aug-13 13:37:58

I am taking 2 weeks off before the birth and 13 after it. I am wondering what the next 2 weeks are going to be like before I go on leave, as I'm starting to tire much more, but bear in mind it's 37 degrees where I live right now which really doesn't help with tiredness and swollen feet!

On which, it's so hard to go outside just now! I am spending a lot of time hiding in the aircon at home or the office...

Strokethefurrywall Sat 10-Aug-13 14:34:07

It's about the same temperature here too Hooya with near 85% humidity.

With DS1 I was heavily pregnant through August and September which are the hottest months but I was lucky to have the beach nearby and spent the last few weeks submerged like a beached whale.

This one isn't due until March when it should be much less humid with lovely breezes and hopefully I don't get struck with the dreaded swollen feet.

coffeewineandchocolate Sat 10-Aug-13 19:29:45

I hope to be able to take 4 weeks a/l before my maternity leave to start my mat leave as close to the birth as possible. Will have 8 months Mat leave like with ds...

DownstairsMixUp Sun 11-Aug-13 15:38:35

I'm doing similar to coffee going to use two weeks annual leave before i'm due then take the whole year off, i am only part time anyway so i'll pretty much get full pay for the year

notsoold Sun 11-Aug-13 19:20:44

hooya 37 degrees!!! 35 is my maximum ( wimpy girl I know)smile
I am starting to sort my maternity leave ....hoping to start end of september the latest???

Nessalina Sun 11-Aug-13 23:04:59

Hey there viroids!
Got my BFP this morning, so thought I'd best mark my place on the grads fred! Nice to see some familiar faces smile
EDD according to useful phone app is 23rd April...

cookielove Mon 12-Aug-13 08:06:24

Hello nesse smile

DownstairsMixUp Mon 12-Aug-13 09:59:26

Hi Nessalina smile

PrincessKitKat Mon 12-Aug-13 17:12:56

Hi Ness!

Oooh, had my first bite of reality today - spoke to another lady on my team at work about the company & maternity & apparently they are not very friendly at all. She had to fight & challenge to get 3 days & even then it was only the goodwill of the others on the team that made it possible.
For some reason in my little bubble of baby happiness I hadn't even considered that my lovely job might not just magically bend itself around my new future lifestyle... confused

Strokethefurrywall Mon 12-Aug-13 19:56:38

Congratulations Nessalina, great to see you on this fred! How are you feeling?

Princess what do you mean 3 days? Do you mean 3 months leave? Or for her to work 3 days a week on her return?

Strokethefurrywall Mon 12-Aug-13 19:58:07

Sorry, hit send too soon. Meant to say see over the next few months how the land lies. Some roles are very easy to job share or reduce hours, or even work from home. Is that something your employers would consider?

PrincessKitKat Mon 12-Aug-13 20:19:17

Sorry Stroke, I meant she had to battle to go back three days a week (which would be lovely). I know it might be different now the precedent has been set & she's still a really helpful, productive member of the team so they can see it works...
It was more the shock that, as the rose tinted specs fell from my eyes, just maybe I won't be able to have everything the way I imagined and my priorities are going to shift smile

Nessalina Mon 12-Aug-13 23:04:28

Thanks Stroke! I'm feeling ok, mostly a bit nervous and emotional, and I'm constantly hungry!!
I know how you feel Princess, I'm a Branch Manager, and my job has pretty much no options to reduce hours, most people either step down or suck it up and stay full time. One of my best pals is coming back off maternity and has just found that they haven't got a branch for her, so she's just going to be floating for now, but obviously they can't make her step down I think they're just hoping she will! It really sucks.

Nessalina Mon 12-Aug-13 23:06:04

Can I just say, it's really odd to come over here as a JSing grad, and seeing people like Hooya and Kitten on the Fred, you guys are practically celebrities! grin

MrsAVB Tue 13-Aug-13 09:33:33

Congrats nessa - every time there is someone new it scares me a little as it means I'm future along! Am 20 weeks now, so half way, eek!
Re. Mat leave, I'm going to book a year, but leave it so I have flexibility to come back earlier if I want to, with notice. I only get stat minimum in terms of pay though, so the last 3 months would be unpaid. My ideal scenario would be to get a new job while I'm on leave though as my current one isn't really very compatible with baby. Trying not to worry too much though!
Have a good day all x

Updated EDD list:

hooya due 10th Sept
kitten due 12th Sept
frog due 20th Sept
blondies due 19th Oct
notso due 25th Oct
Mrs AVB due 1st Jan 2014
Humpty due 3rd Jan 2014
andie due Feb/March 2014?
stroke due 29 March 2014
cookie due 4 April 2014
downstairs due 15 April 2014
KitKat due 15 April 2014
coffee due 17 April 2014
nessa due 23 April 2014

Welcome nessa - that JS bus is really zooming now, eh?!

MrsAVB I know what you mean - HOW are we nearly halfway? HOW ON EARTH? I've barely had time to tell everyone yet! Also, I am in exactly the same boat as you - looking for a new job during mat. leave, as this one is doing my nut.

Ooh, meant to say for all the UK JS-ers, don't forget to tell your employer (if they're small enough to be eligible) about 'Small Employers Relief' (HMRC linky here) which has cheered my boss up immensely - under a certain threshold, employers can claim back SMP.

I'm taking the full 52 weeks, plus A/L, so will be off for about 54 weeks total, and if I do decide not to go back, 55 weeks (using full A/L accrued for 2014-15 on end of mat leave, rather than saving some of it for Jan - April 2015).

roodles84 Wed 14-Aug-13 19:02:11

Hello! Room for a little one? Just got my BFP this afternoon!

hooya due 10th Sept
kitten due 12th Sept
frog due 20th Sept
blondies due 19th Oct
notso due 25th Oct
Mrs AVB due 1st Jan 2014
Humpty due 3rd Jan 2014
andie due Feb/March 2014?
stroke due 29 March 2014
cookie due 4 April 2014
downstairs due 15 April 2014
KitKat due 15 April 2014
coffee due 17 April 2014
roodles due 18 April 2014
nessa due 23 April 2014

It's nice to see there's a few of us for March/April, but it still seems very surreal to actually have a due date...

Nessalina Wed 14-Aug-13 21:44:23

Heya Roodles!
Ooh, even with you arriving new, I'm still the latest due date! OK by me... grin

Kittenkatzen Thu 15-Aug-13 07:40:56

Ooh a celebrity huh, i could get used to that...< flicks back glossy salon fresh hair > grinwink

Welcome to all the new BFPs - so many of you, the shag capes are obviously doing the trick over there on the conception boards! Hope the early pg symptom fairies are being kind to you all.

Well this is my first week of mat leave and so far I've been busier than ever! Am very glad not to be commuting any more but that does mean I've lost a big chunk of MNing time which is most inconvenient!

hooya I can't believe you've still got a couple of weeks left at work - do you have to travel far to the office? And the heat sounds horrible your poor thing.

The due date list is interesting...nobody at all due in November/December...

Kittenkatzen Thu 15-Aug-13 07:42:14

Oh and not sure if all you newbies know already but we have a JSing grads secret fb page if you're interested. PM me if you want an invite smile

Ooh, kitten a SECRET page? I want in. I will PM you my fb identity. And swear you to UTTER SECRECY forever. grin

I've missed news of this secret society too, do we have secret passwords and handshakes? Ooh and is there mysteries and stuff and lashings of ginger beer? (too much Secret Seven and Famous Five growing up!) Will pm you kitten smile

Hooya Thu 15-Aug-13 14:51:52

Hello all, more newbies yay!

stroke where are you to be also in such crazy heat?

kitten I am torn between wanting more time off and dreading leaving... weird I know!

So had my hospital visit yesterday, all good and passed the pre-surgery checks so 9am on the 10th Sept is the big day!

roodles84 Thu 15-Aug-13 16:43:57

Nessa I managed to wait until AF was 4 days late before I tested, hence I'm a late arrival. Sorry for queue-jumping!

Oooh and secret fb page? I'll PM to join in, but I warn you, I am a bit of a facebook watcher rather than contributor...

DownstairsMixUp Thu 15-Aug-13 17:43:33

Hi everyone

so sorry i haven't updated but bunny i did see your scan went well, fabulous news!

Anyway, i have been having brown discharge since i found out i was pg, found out I have an ectropian cervix!! so thank god there is a cause!! i also had a scan, I'm only 5 weeks + 2 days so couldn't see a heartbeat yet but everything is in the right place, no ectopic! The lady was lovely and said i can come back at 7 weeks and have another scan on top of the 12 week scan which i thought was really sweet!

So for anyone having bleeding, do ask about that, apparentely it is quite common and happens a lot due to the hormonal changes in pregnancy!

Kittenkatzen Thu 15-Aug-13 20:13:20

Ladies who have pm'd me for the fb page, you will shortly receive a friend invite from a randomer (me!). I have to friend you before I can invite you smile

Kittenkatzen Thu 15-Aug-13 20:22:34

Oh and hooya - eeeek!!! That is Not Very Long At All!!

Nessalina Thu 15-Aug-13 21:40:52

A SECRET club!! I'm so excited. As soon as I've worked out PMing, I'm on it Kitten grin Awesomes.
Downstairs - yay for a reason! But what the heck is an ectropian cervix when it'sat home?! Sounds not serious, and that's fab!
I feel disturbingly normal today, worried that I imagined it all. blush

Strokethefurrywall Thu 15-Aug-13 22:30:27

Hooya I'm in the Cayman Islands so hot all year round here - this one is due in a slightly cooler month than DS though but in fairness, I don't think I really noticed the heat any more when I was pregnant!

Where are you based?

I'm bored at work today so I've just spent the past couple of hours googling Chinese Gender Predictor tests - 10 say girl, 3 say boy. I then went one further and emailed my Chinese friend who has correctly predicted everyone's gender using the lunar chart and that also says I'm having a girl. Hmmmm.... interesting <strokes chin thoughtfully>

I also "feel" I'm having a girl which I did from day one, and I felt like I was having a boy with DS so wasn't surprised when he popped out.

Anyone on their second, do you feel like you have even less preference for a certain sex this time round? With #1 I was kind of veering toward a girl first but "knew" I was having a boy and was overjoyed when DS arrived. This time round I really don't mind either way as DS is brilliant (except at the moment because he's 1.10 and a total diva nightmare) and I would be ecstatic to have another one. But equally would be overjoyed to have a girl to even up our male dominated household!

But then I quite want a boy so I can use my favourite boys name.... man alive these fickle decisions in gender preference are doing my head in! The things you dwell on when bored at work!

Hey newbies!

Nessalina Thu 15-Aug-13 23:10:32

I know my DH would love a girl, but I'm sure he'd be fine with a boy! I'm easy really, I know more boy babies than girls, so they seem less scary somehow, but I'll take what I can get!
We've decided that we definitely want to know the sex in advance, just so as have more of an idea of what to buy and if it is a boy my DH can get used to the idea! It doesn't feel particularly make or female to me so far...
What are you guys thinking? Find out or not? smile

notsoold Fri 16-Aug-13 05:49:41

Stroke....I am on my third dc and already had a dd and ds,
I was secretly hoping for a boy for no other reason but dd nightmare teen years ( I know awful isn't it?). Dh was hoping for a girl ( because of " how lovely"dd was as a little girl )
We are going to have a boy smile
Really, really we wanted a baby but hearts can be fickle smile

Kitten a secret fb??? Might join you later on!!!

Hooya....do not work too hard!

Nessa <waves> hi there!!!

Hello all newbies!!! Lovely to see new faces here!

I am 30 weeks!!! I can not believe it!!! And we have a room for the baby ( the " nursery"). It sounds so grand!!! When we had the other dc ( during a very difficult financially period) we lived in a 1 bedroom flat. So very grateful!!!

DownstairsMixUp Fri 16-Aug-13 08:34:34

Nessa Apparentely it's some cells that cause discharge that are usually in the uterus have made their way out and sitting on the cervix so when it gets irritated it gives off a browny sort of discharge (hence why i usually notice it more the day after sex, being very active!) she said unless i bleed red and have heavy pain i'll just need to accept the fact it's my cervix doing it, not the baby and i'll have to put up with it but it should most likely go after i have the baby! Was reassuring seeing the bean, but be much nicer when i can see the HB smile

Strokethefurrywall Fri 16-Aug-13 16:31:44

In our neck of the woods, DS and his little buddy are the only 2 boys in our group of friends. The rest are all girls, even those coming up!

We're kind of even as to those who find out and those who don't, DH and I are in the not finding out camp if only so DH gets the joy of telling me what we've been blessed with. I loved seeing his face the last time.

I'm terrified of the teenage DD years though, I was a bloody nightmare and put my parents through hell so would fully anticipate the same with any daughter of mine. I can see DH going out and buying a shotgun straight away.

I'd love 3 but DH is adamant he wants two. It's weird because people say to me "but what happens if you have 3 boys?" and I knew instantly that it's not the sex but the number. I'm middle of 3 and I loved that growing up and we're a very close family, especially since losing my younger DB to cancer last year.

Having said that, living on a small, very expensive island, means that trips back to the UK will get eye wateringly expensive if we have 3!

cookielove Fri 16-Aug-13 19:07:05

Hello all smile

Feels likes it been ages since i have been on here, not much to report, i am 7+1 today touch wood, no sickness (which i great as i really can't stand being sick) some slight nausea, very tired still, and sore bruised boobs feeling. Have heard nothing from the doctors or the midwives with regards to booking in hmm will wait another week before i make the phone call.

Hope all is well!!

Kittenkatzen Fri 16-Aug-13 19:07:58

Sorry been out all day just getting round to fb invites now.

Not caught up properly yet but just have to say envyenvyenvyenvyenvyenvyenvy at stroke being in the caymans!

Strokethefurrywall Fri 16-Aug-13 19:21:38

Sorry Kitten don't mean to make you envy

It is great here and a wonderful place to have kids but it can be a little claustrophobic at times! And of course everyone knows your business - most people know I'm pregnant just by virtue of the goldfish bowl element of the island!

Cookie I'm very envy that you've got no sickness! I'm making eyes for the bathroom as I type. Bleurgh. 8 weeks tomorrow, come on placenta, get doing your job!!!

Nessalina Fri 16-Aug-13 19:58:39

Aha! Good to know Downstairs - relatively harmless then, hurrah! smile
I've been an emotion-fuelled wreck today sad - had a spat with a girl at wok and cried for literally an hour! How embarrassing! blush

Nessalina Fri 16-Aug-13 19:59:18

Lol, that's a girl at WORK, not WOK. God, I need a glass of wine - waaaaaah!!!

DownstairsMixUp Fri 16-Aug-13 22:03:07

Thanks Nessa Oh dear what was the spat about? I think I'm over emotional to tbh, keep crying at shit i'd never usually cry at!

Nessalina Fri 16-Aug-13 23:11:44

Oh, it was silly. I had to deal with a complaint that took me about 4hrs and had to properly suck up to this horrible customer and pay some compensation so she didn't go nuclear, and then when I told my colleague she basically told me I was a corporate mug for not telling the customer to fuck off instead of paying compensation. I'm the only one in branch who deals with complaints and if I don't get them right then the whole branch can lose out, and I take a lot of aggro over it, so I was basically like, why the fuck do I even bother making the effort?! Ok, I'm getting rage again...hmm

PrincessKitKat Sat 17-Aug-13 08:24:00

Morning all,
Very boring week, nothing has been happening except waves of nausea and putting on FOUR POUNDS. In a week. It's my own fault, I've been chuffing down junk like there's no tomorrow but it's got to stop.

Oh I did get my 12 week scan appointment - 26 Sept! Exciting!

Ness, I'm sure we must work for the same employer!! Ignore stupid colleague, she should have deal with it if she's got all the answers hmm

roodles84 Sat 17-Aug-13 09:15:43

Morning! I meant to weigh myself first thing this morning, but I forgot so I'll have to remember tomorrow morning. I'm feeling more chunky than last week so I'm expecting a big number. I looked up the expected weight gain over the course of the pregnancy and it's basically naff all until 12 weeks so I can't really use that excuse yet!

I made my booking in appt yesterday - 5th Sept. The receptionist said it's a 1 hour appt? I don't understand what could take an hour (but then I am normally in and out at the doctors, I don't really stop and chat).

Everywhere has slightly different first midwife appointments ours is a hour long booking in appointment, I was told to collect maternity notes from doctors and fill in as much as possible (medical history etc) then midwifes go through it all with u, take bloods etc to get u in tge system, but everywhere does seem slightly different.

On the weight front I'm up to about a stone gain at 31 weeks (probably a bit more but taking the word of my dodgy scales!) but about half of that was already on at 12 weeks, the only thing that stopped nausea was eating grin

Nessalina Sat 17-Aug-13 13:24:51

Yeah, booking apt 45mins for me apparently. The receptionist was quite funny, she said 'oh, if you like you can pick up the pack in advance to start filling it in, you sound quite keen!' confused Can't believe I'm in the minority being keen!!
Didn't know they'd take blood though - bleurgh, I hate that!! ick ick

PrincessKitKat Sat 17-Aug-13 17:38:55

When I asked about choosing hospitals & what i should look for the MW looked at me like I was an alien - I don't think she'd ever been asked before?!
I get the impression they're only really interested if you're unsupported, on drugs or the father is a blood relative. They ask some mind-boggling questions!

Hooya Sun 18-Aug-13 11:10:18

Ooh loads going on here!

notso that's lovely about you having a nursery for the new baby, congratulations smile you must feel proud!

Stroke I'm in Tokyo - it's lovely but really too hot! It must be beautiful where you are but I can see the small community thing being a blessing and a curse... same in reverse with Tokyo being so massive!

I was totally sure I was having a girl for no reason whatsoever and I was wrong, it's a boy! I'm kind of relieved as our girl name is one that we absolutely adore but most people would have hated, so may have saved ourselves some bother...

kitten how are you feeling? Are you getting the attractive swollen feet I am suffering from every second day? And how crazy are the baby movements now, I keep being distracted mid conversation by mine!

I can't think about weight gain, mine has been unbelievable. I don't look THAT huge but the numbers are just enormous. I've already met my trainer for post-baby emergency fix plans - she says I can start 4-6 weeks post C-section...

Nessalina Sun 18-Aug-13 11:19:02

Morning all smile
What do you do in Tokyo Hooya? That's a very exciting place to live! I went on a trip to Japan two years ago and absolutely loved it. Was sneakily planning another trip but doubt that'll happen for a while now!

PrincessKitKat Sun 18-Aug-13 16:23:35

Hooya I'm very impressed with your post baby workout plans! I suspect I will consider it to be a success if baby K and I are washed and dressed before dinner-time at 4-6 weeks!!

cookielove Sun 18-Aug-13 20:36:08

Grrrr to my rubbish doc's no sign of a booking in appointment for me I am 7+3 today.

Back from In-laws so tired! !

Nessalina Sun 18-Aug-13 22:49:26

That's weird cookie! Are you waiting for them to call you and they aren't, or are you asking any they're refusing?
I'm 4+4 and I'm booked in for my 8th week, so surely they should have sorted you out by now?! hmm

cookie my booking in was at 10 weeks, don't panic (although I totally understand your impatience!)

Not much to report here - very nervous suddenly about 20 week scan on Tues; no movement yet and not really showing, and didn't get to hear hb at 16 week scan (it's 'not policy' at my hospital hmm) so have of course reverted to thinking that the worst has happened. This is what it's like now, isn't it? Constant bloody worrying about everything. Bloody kids. Grumble grumble grumble... grin

Nessalina Sun 18-Aug-13 23:31:53

Heheh! Isn't that what MN is for? The grumbling? grin
I'm sure it'll be fine Humpty! How exciting! smile

cookielove Mon 19-Aug-13 07:35:59

I went to thw docs when I was 6 weeks to get the ball rolling. I choose what hospital and he took my blood pressure. Then he has to refer me. I am now waiting the referal which I assume will come by post.

MrsAVB Mon 19-Aug-13 08:42:11

My booking was at 10 weeks too cookie, I went to the GP around the same time as you and they told me to call if I hadn't had a letter by 9 weeks.
My stupid boobs are expanding again and sore, I'm already growing out of the bras I've bought since being pg, annoying!
Have a good day all x

cookie it should do yes. Mine came, and I had to call them to double check it was just booking in, not a scan as well (cos it was a bit later than I'd expected!) - took me 45 mins on hold...

MrsAVB mine too - it's bloody expensive, and annoying, eh? I don't have boobs anymore, I have HOOTERZ.

Kittenkatzen Mon 19-Aug-13 09:41:38

Morning all, hope everyone had lovely weekends

Exciting news on getting scan and booking in dates through for some of you! I've found it amazing how different the schedule (and sometimes quality) of care seems to be across the country. I'm in Sussex and had a pre-booking with the community mw at my gp surgery at 6wks, followed by a proper booking in and bloods at the hosp at 8wks, then first scan at 12wks. I thought that wasn't too bad, but some of you seem to get left waiting ages between appointments.

On the weight front, I'm up a stone and a half at 36wks which I'm quite pleased with. I did put a lot of that on fairly quickly though - a good half stone by 12wks (as blondies said, junk food = nausea management, so I just went with it). The gain seems to have tailed of after about 30wks, but that could have been because the minging hot weather meant I wasn't hungry, so whilst bump has been growing nicely, I've maybe evened things up by sweating off losing a few pounds of personal chub at the same time!

kitkat I got the same weird look from the community mw when I asked about hospital choices...I went with recommendations from friends in the end. However, she WAS really helpful when I came to look at alternative births, and couldn't speak highly enough of the mw led centre we've ended up going with, so maybe it's just that they see hospitals as pretty much all the same?

hooya OMG YES to the attractive cankles! DH keeps calling me elephant woman, hilarious man that he is hmm. Have your fingers swollen too? I'm wearing my wedding rings on my little finger today as I thought my ring finger was about to fall off through lack of circulation! The baby movements are mental at the moment - s/he likes to poke their bum right out for a rub grin and have an occasional drumming session on my bladder which is comfortable - not!

humpty good luck for your scan tomorrow - what time is it booked for? Try not to worry (haha, yeah I know!) - I had lunch with MIL and her friend at about 23wks and they spent the whole time telling me how Not Pregnant I looked, and that they wouldn't have offered me a seat on the train.....plus at 20wks I could only really feel movement if sat very still and concentrating. If baby is facing backwards then there won't be much for you to feel anyway smile

Sorry for the epic post - first time I've logged on using a laptop in forever, got a bit carried away!

kitten wow, that's amazing - a stone and a half? You've been so restrained. I'm sure you'll be so glad when the baby arrives, that you have hardly any to lose (I speak as one who really should have lost 2 stone before I got upduffed... Oh well, add it to the baby weight tally of what to get rid of next year!)

Thank you for the reassuring words about movements - I felt something last night, after all my moaning, but I do have to concentrate hard to locate it and be sure what it is! The combination of tall and fat does not lead to early bumps/feeling lots of movement, I fear!

Rockchick1984 Mon 19-Aug-13 10:14:59

Found you!!! Suddenly realised I'd not seen anything from the JS grads in ages, hadn't noticed the Fred was full and there was a new one blush

12 week scan on Thursday for me. Most of my sickness has gone now, so trying not to worry about that, but am so shattered that something is obviously happening still!

Re gender, we will pay for a private scan around 16-17 weeks and find out. Definitely wanted to know at 20 week scan but after previous miscarriage it feels too long with no scans or kicks between 12 and 20 weeks so may as well have gender scan and reassurance smile

Good luck for the scan Humpty

rock oooh, fingers crossed for Thursday for you then! Totally with you on the 12-20 week wait being so long and with no reassurance, too scary. V sensible decision.

My scan tomorrow is at 2pm, forgot to answer before.

roodles84 Mon 19-Aug-13 16:27:34

Oooh, good luck for tomorrow humpty! How exciting!

Re: boobs/hooters. Am I the only one with teeny tiny boobs looking forward to having a proper rack? Or will I regret those words when they arrive, all sore and heavy?

cookielove Mon 19-Aug-13 17:58:59

rock I can't believe your only 12 weeks. It feels like forever ago you got your bfp!!

I'm so tired. This apart from sore boobs seems to be my only symptom confused

PrincessKitKat Mon 19-Aug-13 19:36:28

OMG roodles, I'd swap boobs anyday! I've already got mahoosive sore baps - I can't jog (I was going to try & keep running to keep fit), taking my bra off at night is agony and some of my clothes are already straining across the front!
DH is impressed though hmm

Good luck with your scan tomorrow Humpty! Exciting!

Thanks roodles and KitKat will report back when I've had it!

rock I also cannot believe you're only 12 weeks - but so lush that you are. Hurrah!

cookie the tiredness will ease. I am almost not tired now at 20wks. I can stay up past ten pm again!

roodles have my boobs. They aren't sore anymore, they are just... unwieldly <sigh>

Nessalina Mon 19-Aug-13 21:44:06

Appointments seem to be mental, I have my booking one in, but not seeing the doctor before that, definitely not picked a hospital!! Occured to me yesterday that I haven't even checked if my usual prescription meds are pregnancy friendly, it's just asthma & allergy stuff so assume it's fine, but I'm surprised the receptionist didn't suggest an earlier appt to go through that sorta stuff.
My boobs are also mental - nipples like bullets, absolutely kill with any pressure!

MrsAVB Tue 20-Aug-13 08:43:50

My boobs are a pain in the arse. At the moment it's harder finding clothes that fit my boobs than it is the that fit my tummy, have gone up from a 30d to a 30g - ie. impossible to find bras.
Good luck for your scan today humpty, hope you slept ok and the nerves aren't too bad. We shall want a full report after xxx

Nessalina Tue 20-Aug-13 09:15:48

Going bra shopping today grin

MrsA ta muchly - am VERY nervous (will I ever chill the feck out about this pregnancy, d'ya thinK grin) but slept okay.
Bloody boobs are so annoying. All my clothes well the ones that weren't already a bit tight due to my icecream habit would still pretty much fit if it weren't for my wenchly bosomy-ness.

PrincessKitKat Tue 20-Aug-13 17:08:43

How goes it Humpty?

And Ness, did you find a new bra?! smile

Phew! grin grin grin

All good, all measurements normal, have put a pic on my profile. Veeeery relieved. Ta all, promise to try and keep the worrying under control for at least a week

PrincessKitKat Tue 20-Aug-13 22:08:15

Fabulous news! thanks
Did you find out the sex or are you keeping it a surprise?

Nessalina Tue 20-Aug-13 22:18:11

Ooh how thrilling Humpty! grin
I did indeed find a bra! I've gone up two cup sizes and I'm only 4+6! shock
Amazingly they had not one but TWO 38E per una balcony bras in the M&S sale only £12 each - a shopping miracle grin

KitKat we're having a surprise flavour.

nessa my boobs grew WAY more in the first 10 weeks than they have since. Hopefully you'll get a rest now for a few weeks!

Kittenkatzen Wed 21-Aug-13 16:32:23

Aww cute pic humpty smile Have you not been tempted to look up nub theory and have even a guess at what flavour you might have in there?! Our sonographer sneakily chopped the picture off at the waist when we said we didn't want to know!

GaryBuseysTeeth Wed 21-Aug-13 20:10:05

Hurrah for scan Humpty! Cannot believe how far along you are already.

Shameless marking place for news of births, scans & norkage growth.

DS2 is a <touches all wood> fantastic baby compared to his brother so all is going well here, he's 3wks old(!) and we're just discussing a potential DC3 (after DH stating 2DC was more than enough for him).

Good luck tomorrow Rock!

kitten nope, we like surprises! And there are so many cute unisex baby clothes that I don't feel deprived of shopping opportunities either grin

GBT I know, neither can I! How did that happen, eh? grin

rock fx for you today - what time is your scan?

cookielove Thu 22-Aug-13 18:05:07

I'm so tired.

That is all.


Apart from still no sign of booking in am now 8 weeks smile


Rockchick1984 Thu 22-Aug-13 21:57:46

Scan went perfectly, I'm so happy!!! Due date moved forward slightly to 1st March, so 12+5 today. Little Pebble jumping around all over the place, strong heartbeat, cried my eyes out smile

Nessalina Thu 22-Aug-13 22:17:45

YAY! Great news Rock! grin

Fab news Rock! xxxxx

MrsAVB Fri 23-Aug-13 09:15:38

Yay- congrats rock!

Kittenkatzen Fri 23-Aug-13 10:14:40

Hurrayyyyyy! SO pleased for you rock! gringrin x

PrincessKitKat Fri 23-Aug-13 10:26:06

grin wonderful news Rock xx

rock! That is fantastic news! I'm so glad - after your sad experience before, I was crossing everything for you. Hurrah hurrah for that!

roodles84 Fri 23-Aug-13 16:59:38

That's brilliant news rock! Congratulations!

Hooray for fantastic scan news grin

Caspian is 4 weeks old today. I think the time slow down during pregnancy is now being compensated for as it seems that time is completely flying by.

Hyperemesis now seems a distant memory although I am now comfortably back in all my clothes apart from some tops. Breastfeeding boobs are much bigger than pregnant boobs even. Be warned!

PrincessKitKat Sat 24-Aug-13 09:07:27

That's worrying nork-news Waves. I don't think mine can get much bigger without me falling over confused
But lovely to hear how happy you are with your little one!

How is everyone feeling today?

cookielove Sat 24-Aug-13 16:12:19

waves it does feel like I am in a never ending wait just to get to 12 weeks!

I've got my booking in on the 2nd of Sept smile

Sooooo tired and struggling to want to eat anything. Plus my mouth taste yucky and I have a horrible gag reflex when brushing which has increased in pregnancy. But I really don't care that much cause I'm pregnant grin

Nessalina Sun 25-Aug-13 00:11:39

Glad they got your booking appt sorted out Cookie - hurrah! grin

cookie not to depress you, but 14-20 weeks is the WORST wait. IME. Nothing changes, you don't really start to show particularly unless you are teeny and twiglike unlike tall hefty me and you don't get much movement until around 18 weeks on average (I'm still waiting for serious movement at 21 + 2, due to anterior placenta).
Also, I have the gag thing. I can suggest 'Gin-Gins' from Holland and Barrett, they're ginger pastilles, which are chewy. V strong, and very 'huffy' ginger flavour (IYSWIM) and they really seriously help. Otherwise I want to puke in the shower/when considering tooth brushing. One of those first thing, during the shower, sorts me out, and it's gone by the time I am ready to brush.

waves happy four weeks, Caspian! And so glad you're no longer suffering, you had such a rough time.

Nessalina Sun 25-Aug-13 23:05:43

You mean it gets worse than 4-12 weeks?! Surely not, I'm going mental!! shock Ha. Feeling more zen today, had a nice bank holiday with family, told my folks who are very excited smile
Trying not to wish my life away, but I hate not being able to tell the world, so I've got my eye firmly on 17th Oct (12 week day!) - it feels miles off!
5+4 grin

Hooya Mon 26-Aug-13 00:46:11

Hello! I'm on maternity leave!

I am gutted to be stopping work in some ways but I'm so huge now I'm also seriously relieved! Handover was the toughest but I'm delighted to be through it and looking forward to reading all the baby books, painting my nails, playing video games, meeting preg friends!

Congrats on the fab scans. Rock awesome news, isn't the relief incredible!

GBT glad things are going well and DC3 potential - exciting - are you keen?

waves 4 weeks already? That's crazy... how are the other DCs enjoying their new sibling?

Can't believe I'll meet my son in just over 2 weeks! Cookie I totally agree with Humpty - 12-20 drag by something terrible, gagging and lack of proper bumpily, then 20 - 35 seem to disappear even though they are the fun part!!

cookielove Mon 26-Aug-13 08:57:05

Oh dear, it looks like a really long wait for me then ;s ahh well it will all be ok in the end! !

nessa and cookie it is better, as you've had your 12 week scan, but unless you get to listen for heartbeat at 16 weeks (our Trust doesn't deign to do this), it's a very long wait. Oh well - I'm now 21+3 and it feels like yesterday I was 20 weeks and anxiously waiting for scan!

hooya happy Mat Leave! Sounds like you have great fun plans!

frogchops Tue 27-Aug-13 05:59:12

Just dropping by to check on the latest due dates! Welcome to the newbies too.
Good to see hooya and kitten still hanging in before me, totally blush about being next!
Really feel for those in limbo waiting for 12/20 week scans....2ww doesn't seem so bad now does it?! Am 36+4 and just bought my first batch of raspberry leaf tea....eeeek!

frog!! No way are you the next, how on earth did that happen!!!!!!!

Good luck, shall send raspberry leaf tea scented vibes for not going over, and for having a lovely, easy, short labour (that totally works, right? grin)

Just bought a whole load of mat clothes off preloved - seems to be a better selection on there than Ebay right now, for those who are looking... I have 5 tops at £5 each, no P&P. V reasonable.

Also, have cured the sicky feeling in the shower - turns out the 'eat first thing' rule was what was causing the problem. Shower first thing = much better. Almost didn't gag at all! Downside is that I'm hungrier earlier than usual...

Hooya Tue 27-Aug-13 15:46:15


frog believe me it is very scary when it's really you next! shock

Humpty good news about the sickness! I found I was the opposite, had to had to eat first thing or I couldn't get through a shower without a good retching session! It seems a way ago now though!

I am studying all the baby books as if it were a work project... clearly not quite adjusted to leave yet, though I did have a lovely afternoon nap today!

Ladies feel free to hold on to those babies as long as possible I find it scary that I'm fourth in the queue grin

Had discussion with mw today, booked in my 34 and 36 week appointments! She then added that she will be on call from 28th sept, that seems rather close to me! Although did feel suitably shocked in to finally sorting car seat and pushchair grin

Nessalina Wed 28-Aug-13 22:56:08

Six weeks today! Finally feeling sick, thought I might have got away with it hmm No actual vom, just pretty much constant nausea. DH has been a saint, sorting out house stuff & cooking, but I felt awful turning my nose up at what he made for tea! Bad wife confused

Hooya Thu 29-Aug-13 09:15:44

three it's well scary at the sharp end of things isn't it!

nessa sorry you're sicky, the only good part is the reassurance it gives. Hope those early weeks go as quickly as they can for you!

So I had what turns out to be probably my last docs appointment before the big day! He says all is well, baby is big (already 7lb 11oz, with 2 weeks still to grow) and that unless anything scary happens he doesn't need to see me until the op! shock. So weird knowing that next time I see him will probably be when he's getting ready to get this baby out!!

I've read all I can about C-sections now and feel ok about what happens I think... I just can't believe that by 10am on Tuesday 10th, all going well, we'll be meeting our wee boy!

Rockchick1984 Thu 29-Aug-13 09:32:21

That's amazing Hooya I'm so jealous!! How long do you get off work? Will you be going back part or full time? No idea how any of it works over there!!

Hooya Thu 29-Aug-13 13:58:07

I'm lucky rock as I'm still an expat so I get my UK terms and conditions. Going back full time in early January, and for a few days in Dec to try to acclimatise! Japan staff in my firm only get 8 weeks paid leave post birth, I get up to 16! I am very very nervous about being away from work, my job is boring to most people but i love it and it's a big part of me... just hoping I can adjust well enough to the even tougher job of parenthood!

Rockchick1984 Thu 29-Aug-13 14:55:53

You will be an amazing mum, the best parents I know are ones who have things in life they are passionate about - could be job, hobby, pet cat, anything. Think if you can feel so strongly about anything, then you are pretty much guaranteed to be a good parent!

cookielove Thu 29-Aug-13 19:39:50

hooya exciting! !

I feel dizzy lots or my head feels fuzzy!! 9 weeks today!

Hooya Fri 30-Aug-13 03:43:10

Aw thanks rock, I did have a little cry to DP the other day basically saying "but what if I'm crap at being a mum?" so that's lovely to hear!

cookie hope you are not feeling too fuzzy or dizzy! I got that a couple of times and it was so tempting just to sleeeeeep... 9 weeks, just 3 to go until your big scan, hope they fly by!

Last day of mat leave on my own before DP joins on paternity leave next week - I'm looking forward to it, will be like being students again except for this giant baby I'm carrying around

frogchops Sun 01-Sep-13 06:27:31

So.... Hooya promised me shed be next....and then its kittens turn.... I'm safe in third place..... And then my waters go. Eeeeeek!

MrsAVB Sun 01-Sep-13 07:49:59

Wowzers... Good luck frog... smile x

Hooya Sun 01-Sep-13 07:53:10

Ooh loads of luck frog!! Wishing you a safe speedy labour!

Crikey Frog (will ignore the fact that I hate queue jumpers!) Good luck sweet! xxx

Rockchick1984 Sun 01-Sep-13 09:45:58

Squeeeeeee good luck Frog!! Hope your little tadpole arrives quickly and with as little pain as possible!!

PrincessKitKat Sun 01-Sep-13 10:30:43

Good luck Frog! How exciting!

Nessalina Sun 01-Sep-13 10:35:24

How thrilling!! Good luck Frog! smile

roodles84 Sun 01-Sep-13 12:45:37

Woooo good luck frog!

cookielove Sun 01-Sep-13 13:27:00

Hello all, wowser frog have fun grin

Kittenkatzen Sun 01-Sep-13 18:34:58

Evening shaggers smile frog squeeeeeeeeeee!! Hope things are moving for you now!

Had 38wk appt this morning, all looking good. I'm happy to have made the 1st September new school year so operation baby eviction will now be commencing, starting with nachos, spicy salsa and jalapeños eaten whilst bouncing on the birth ball grin

hooya how are you enjoying mat leave? It must be so exciting/terrifying having an exact date and time when you're going to become parents!

Sending anti-pukey vibes to all you ladies suffering with sickness, the glowing stage will be upon you before you know it!

frogchops Sun 01-Sep-13 20:45:34

Not much is happening kitten :-/.... Contractions aren't substantial and not regular....I'm hardly feeling anything and I'm stressed about being induced! :-/

Rockchick1984 Sun 01-Sep-13 20:57:52

Get bouncing on a gym ball, walking up and down stairs, DON'T have a bath as this can slow things down. Good luck, you need to keep us all updated!

Hooya Mon 02-Sep-13 04:28:14

Good luck frog, hope those contractions got going!

kitten that's great you made it to Sept, and good luck getting that baby out now! See if you can queue jump along with frog!

Here it's lovely - DP is now on paternity leave so we're both enjoying some chilled out time and doing final preparations. And eating too much!

Also looking for some advice - how many babygros / outfits should we have at each size? I don't think we've bought that much but not really sure...

Kittenkatzen Mon 02-Sep-13 04:57:32

Poor you frog, must be so frustrating sad

hooya we've really not bought much in the way of clothes either - I think we've got 10 or so in newborn/first size, then maybe 15 or so in up to 3 months, and a few random 3-6 mth bits...all a mixture of vests, babygros and sleep suits. Our thinking was that cute outfits will most likely be the gift of choice from friends/family once baby arrives (plus we got a bit bored of buying everything in white!)

PS - a lesson learnt tonight....3/4 of a jar of extra hot jalapeños + pregnancy constipation = bad idea! Ouch!

PrincessKitKat Mon 02-Sep-13 11:21:35

How are you getting on Frog? What news?!

Oooh Kitten, ouch. I have just been reminiscing normal pre-pregnancy poos on another thread. I thought it might get easier as the weeks pass - is that not the case? confused

frogchops Mon 02-Sep-13 12:12:01

Still waiting for something substantial to happen hmm
Re poos, I'm sure they got easier, much easier, tmi, but then got harder! Poss coincided with me taking more iron, though.

Nessalina Mon 02-Sep-13 22:07:12

Ha! Sorry Kitten but I'm proper giggling at the jalapeño disaster grin
I long for the day my bowel gets back into some sort of rhythm!!!
Really hope things get moving for you soon frog, I imagine the waiting is pretty stressful!
We had a bit of drama today, had some spotting yesterday so rang EPU and booked in for a scan today. This morning bleeding was worse so called in sick (cat is out of the bag with work now, but boss surprisingly lovely!). DH managed to get time off for scan and off we went - luckily all looks fine! Tiny little blob with a heartbeat grin Tech said looked like small haemorrhage on side of sac but nothing to worry about. So relieved.
Scary though. We left and hugged, then DH was like 'woah. This shit just got real!' shock

Kittenkatzen Tue 03-Sep-13 07:29:24

Ha, I agree with frog on the poo situation - it did get easier and then harder, but I was also put on iron which definitely had something to do with it!

Good news from the scan ness, that must have been scary for a while there. Hope you're resting up a bit today.

PrincessKitKat Tue 03-Sep-13 08:19:43

Oh no Ness, scary. But so pleased your & your baby are ok smile

Still no news from Frog? Or do you think she's busy with her new baby & having a big sleep?!

Hooya Wed 04-Sep-13 10:28:00

Scary ness but very glad all is well!

Hope frog is ok too!

I am finding it hard to know whether to be excited or scared or what, and whether I want Tuesday to hurry up or never come!

frog squeeeee, c'mon froggy baby!

ness glad the scan went well.

Poo-wise, mine are totally unpredictable. Yesterday I went FOUR TIMES. FOUR. Sometimes I don't go for four days. I have come to fear poo. And yes, I am slightly hmm at the amount I now talk about poo.

Kittenkatzen Wed 04-Sep-13 15:39:25

Don't talk to me about poo...I'm sure I was in actual poo-labour earlier on. Ouch confused

hooya Tuesday will be here before you know it and then you'll be cuddling your squidgy newborn wondering what you were ever worried about!

PrincessKitKat Wed 04-Sep-13 16:39:47

grin poo labour!

It's so exciting Hooya! It must be like waiting for Christmas (but a bit more intense!) Are you all ready?

frogchops Wed 04-Sep-13 21:04:52

A tadpole (Finley joseph george) was born yesterday at 23:59! Traumatic long labour ending in emcs but he's totally worth it. ;)

Congratulations Frog glad he got here safely (and in the end that's all that matters!) enjoy your newborn snuggles they really don't stay small for long xxxx

PrincessKitKat Wed 04-Sep-13 22:58:26

Congratulations Frog & welcome Finley! thanks

notsoold Wed 04-Sep-13 22:59:05

Congratulations frog!!!!

Hello everyone else...I am lurkig as always! smile

Hooya Wed 04-Sep-13 23:31:31

Hooray frog! Sorry you had a tough labour but hopefully all worth it now!

Kitten I am really laughing at poo labour, I've had it more than once. A good deal of trepidation when I can feel one like that coming!

Humpty I know what you mean too about unpredictability... No-one really talks about the poo issues of pregnancy do they?

Princess it is just so strange waiting! I can't think of a time I've felt this mix of excitement and terror! kitten I really hope you're right and it goes fast, though also not as then there'll be a baby to look after and aaaaaaargh etc! sorry making very limited sense here

notso how are you?

Rockchick1984 Thu 05-Sep-13 08:16:10

Yay Frog!!!! Congratulations!!! Can't wait to see a pic of him thanks

MrsAVB Thu 05-Sep-13 08:43:44

Yay, congrats frog, well done! Hope you and Finlay are resting up and well xxx

roodles84 Thu 05-Sep-13 18:20:42

Congratulations frog!!! So pleased for you!

cookielove Thu 05-Sep-13 18:54:24

Wow congratulations frog

Congratulations frog that's awesome news!

hooya nope. I've been FIVE times today. None were... ahem... spectacularly sized but nonetheless, it is extremely time-consuming. I may have to think about giving up my job. grin

Nessalina Fri 06-Sep-13 01:31:48

Hey viroids smile
Great news Frog! Huge congrats, lovely name too! grin
I am such a sleepy muppet right now, came home from work, DH made stir fry, nommed that then went for a 'little nap'. Just woken up, wide awake at 1am! Silly Nessa, why did I sleep through my whole evening?!

roodles84 Sat 07-Sep-13 11:43:50

Oooh it's getting close now Hooya! Enjoy these last few days of peace and quiet...

Nessa - I'm the same, was in bed by 8:30 last night! This morning, I took my car for an mot, bought some food, and had a 1.5 hour nap! How can I sleep this much?

Had my booking in appt this week and scan is now booked for 4th Oct. Maybe then it'll feel more real...

Hooya Sun 08-Sep-13 02:32:38

Glad I'm not alone, I'm napping most days now. Trying to get used to irregular sleep...

Can't believe only 2 days to go! It's so hard to think about ANYTHING else!

Hope you are all having lovely weekends!

cookielove Sun 08-Sep-13 14:57:37

I haven't napped at all. Although have felt the need many times at work. The last three days I haven't felt sick which is fabulous. Although certain smells have made me gag.

Hooya smile

Hooya Mon 09-Sep-13 13:41:54

So we're all checked in and just waiting for 9am tomorrow when it all happens! That's just under 12hours away... I'd be lying if I said I was relaxed, but everything seems to be good so far, met the anaesthesiologist who seemed very nice, got a big private room with shower room, fridge etc which is very nice!

Now to try to keep the fear at bay...

Your room sounds lovely hooya can u pretend it's a hotel, try and relax with a book/magazine it might be a while before u get a chance for another restful night! xxxx

MrsAVB Tue 10-Sep-13 08:34:01

Good luck hooya not long now!

Rockchick1984 Tue 10-Sep-13 08:40:15

Good luck for today Hooya smile thanks

GaryBuseysTeeth Tue 10-Sep-13 08:46:49

Congrats frog!!

Good luck Hooya.

Ds2 is 6 wks old, ds1 still not used to him. Will continue to lurk!

cookielove Tue 10-Sep-13 08:48:39

Hooya smile good luck

Hooya Tue 10-Sep-13 09:05:40

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

MrsAVB Tue 10-Sep-13 09:36:24

Yay! Well done hooya! And Huxley is a great name! Hope you're recovering well x

GaryBuseysTeeth Tue 10-Sep-13 09:38:46

Awesome names! Well done hooya!

Rockchick1984 Tue 10-Sep-13 10:03:36

Congratulations!!! Love his name - especially Hiro, may be adding that onto our list smile

Congratulations Hooya lovely news, enjoy your snuggly little newborn!

Can I just eeeeeeek that that moves me up the queue to 2nd place behind Kitten

Nessalina Tue 10-Sep-13 15:27:01

Ooh, well done Hooya! Hurrah for Huxley! :-D Congratulations, will look forward to a piccie!!

notsoold Tue 10-Sep-13 16:55:10

Hooya...congratulations and welcome baby Huxley!!!!

Your news made my day!!!

roodles84 Tue 10-Sep-13 17:47:46

Wheeee congratulations Hooya! He looks absolutely gorgeous, cute as can be.

cookielove Tue 10-Sep-13 19:10:01

Lovely lovely name. He is so beautiful smile

Congratulations! !

PrincessKitKat Wed 11-Sep-13 08:08:03

Congratulations Hooya! thanks
Welcome Huxley!

Kittenkatzen Wed 11-Sep-13 14:56:28

Afternoon shaggers! grin How are we all - any exciting gossip from anyone?!

hooya how are you and the gorgeous Huxley getting on? Hope you get to go home soon (not least because your nursery looks AMAZING and needs that beautiful baby in it asap!

Nothing exciting happening chez kitten....EDD is tomorrow - eek!! Have been having some periody type pains for the last week or so, but not turning into anything regular so I guess it must be just warm up stage still. Have a mw appt booked for saturday and she's offered a sweep if I want one....think i'll probably take her up on it - anyone got any advice/opinions?

PrincessKitKat Wed 11-Sep-13 16:04:50

Hi Kitten.
How exciting! I will be interested in views on sweeps etc. I haven't a clue!

Absolutely NO interesting news here in pre 12-week limbo waiting for the scan so we can spread the love! It's taking forever!! smile

Is this the forum with the secret FB page for sharing baby loveliness? Does anyone know the secret knock to get in?

Hooya Fri 13-Sep-13 06:29:02

Kittenhow exciting! Are you hoping it happens asap or wanting to "relax" for a while?

Princess sorry that I've no idea how to add you to the fb page but someone cleverer than me will surely come along soon and sort it out!

Three yup just kitten then your turn, how are you feeling?

Here things are amazing. My milk came in on day 2 and Huxley has been feeding like a dream! Ok a bit more often than I'd like, about 15 mins every hour, but with no pain, no engorgement, good supply etc. Having read about how hard it could be I am immensely relieved that at least so far it's going well! That and my concerns about bonding turned out to be completely misplaced - actually can't get over how much I love him already and it's only day 3!

BroodyTroody Fri 13-Sep-13 07:22:38

Hello all!

Having just got my bfp after my time on the JSing thread, I'd like to join please!!

notsoold Fri 13-Sep-13 07:51:16

Welcome brody!!! And congratulations!!! How many weeks are you???

Kitten EDD day!!! Are you able to relax??? I am not the most relaxed person anyway but I hope you are!!! smile not long to see baby kitten!!!

Hooya....that was a wonderful post and I am so happy things are going so well!! Please do keep us posted!! smile

Princess... The wait is a killer isn't it??? Do you have a list of who you are going to tell or just tell everybody???

34 weeks here and I have a terrible cold. Had another scan yesterday and lo was holding his foot and letting go and swinging gently so no photo again!!!. Still breech, therefore I will have another scan in 2 weeks before they decide it it means c section or what....
I personally think thank after hearing that I won't be allowed a water birth ( loved with ds) because of diabetes, not allowed to go to term( even though my others were always overdue) because of baby size and being ahem older, and yesterday being told that probably induced at 38 weeks if everything well ( because of all reasons above), I am losing my nerve!!!
Baby is measuring right and around 6 pounds...that seems right to me if I compare to you uk girlies, but already is almost full size for a south American like me.....
Sorry for ranting...

MrsAVB Fri 13-Sep-13 08:25:28

What a lovely post, hooya, thank you for sharing!
Welcome and congrats broody!

cookielove Fri 13-Sep-13 10:14:28

Princess i maybe able to add you pm me

cookielove Fri 13-Sep-13 10:18:06

Just checked princess. I can add you.

Eeeeeeek Kitten EDD! Hope baby doesn't keep you waiting too long to meet them!

Hooya that's a lovely post, glad all is going well (I had a fairly easy time with both DD's, lovely babies, watch me struggle this time!)

I'm 35 weeks today! Bit uncomfortable but trying to enjoy these last few weeks as this will probably be my last pg! Baby is very wriggly and strong not sure if it wants to stay in another 5 weeks! Feels like it's running out of room smile

PrincessKitKat Fri 13-Sep-13 18:52:00

Thanks Cookie!
Hi Broody! Welcome!
Any rumblings yet Kitten?

Notsoold I don't plan to FB broadcast it or anything, but a text will definitely go out to our good friends & my mum is BURSTING to tell everyone shes ever met, ever (first GC and I'm an only one smile).
How interesting that babies have different average birth weights?? Makes absolute sense but I'd never thought about it. My family only have huge, chuffing babies so I'm expecting a 3 month old to burst out causing untold damage confused

BroodyTroody Sat 14-Sep-13 08:35:18

Thanks everyone smile

Notsoold I'm 4+6 today, so wishing away the days to 12 weeks so we can tell our friends smile how many weeks is everyone else?

I've had quite a bit of period type pain this week, but I'm assuming its just my body changing!

Princess I know what you mean about big babies! I was only around 5lb, but my DS was 8lb, and DH & his brothers were even bigger shock

PrincessKitKat Sat 14-Sep-13 23:12:03

Broody my cousin was 10.4 shock babies on both sides of my family are seriously huge! Scared!

I had crampy ov-like pains & sharp standby pains early on - apparently its to do with ligaments softening in your pelvis? It passed off around week 7 for me, but I occasionally get the odd one.

When is your DD? If you scroll back there is a roll call of due dates somewhere...

notsoold Sat 14-Sep-13 23:36:37

Princess... Prepare yourself to get lots of higs and well wishes.... I had to broadcast on FB as my relatives are spread all over the place...still good fun!!!

Broody...is time going slowly for you ??? It dragged for me until 12 weeks and now after 30 weeks as well!!! But 4+6 is excellent, isn't it???

notsoold Sat 14-Sep-13 23:38:21

Apologies for all the typos

Hooya Sun 15-Sep-13 01:03:45

Hello Broody and congrats! Sorry to be so slow with my welcome! Is this your first?

I am pleased to report it is 9am here and i'm still in bed, the wee man having had 2 or 3 night feeds but settling great after all of them. I really hope this bubble doesn't burst but i know it will!

Kitten how are you? Must be soon now!

Notso, has he turned yet? I will get round to posting my birth story soon so may offer some reassurance if you have to have a planned C section!

notsoold Sun 15-Sep-13 01:46:29

Hooya...please do tell us....

Baby hasn't turned yet so I will have another scan at 36 weeks ( on the 26th) and they said that things will be sorted then. As c section are more common in my home country I am not too bothered with the surgery per se only with the 6 weeks non driving afterwards ( as told in some freds)...
Is more a question of narrowing other options... Not allowed to go overdue, nor the water pool, not allowed to go to term ( will ve induced at 38 weeks... Etc.) sad

No more ranting!!!
Have a great weekend everyone!!!

cookielove Sun 15-Sep-13 11:07:31

Broody I am 11+4 I am due on the 4/4/14 but that may change on scan day. Which is in 8 days ish

cookielove Sun 15-Sep-13 11:08:13

Whoops I'm 11+3.

BroodyTroody Sun 15-Sep-13 18:28:58

Notso in some ways it feels like time is dragging, but to think we found out a week ago, it feels like yesterday! So a mixture really!

Thank you Hooya, yes this is my first so all new, think this is why I worrying so much! blush

I can't book my scan until I'm 6 weeks so roll on next Sunday! I don't have to go through the Dr here, you just self refer- has anyone else done this?

broody hello! Time does drag - until 12 weeks, and then from 12-20 weeks. Now it seems to have speeded up again (am 24+3 today), which is nice.

hooya AWESOME news - hope the bubble is still intact!

notso sending turning vibes - TURN, BABY, TURN, <disco inferno> grin

Had my 25 week appointment today - got to hear bean's heartbeat for the first time, which was lush. All good, measuring fine, mw seemed happy. Just praying I pass the GTT in a few weeks time - fx for no GD for me.

notsoold Mon 16-Sep-13 13:35:53

Humpty....my ds suggested some loud music might do the trick so you are thinking along the right lines!!!smile...and my fingers crossed for you for no gd. I have it and it is a pain!!! But could ve worse!!!

Broody....I had to go through the midwife....including scan...

Cookie...april is a great time for a lo....baby will be bigger by summer and enjoy it with you!!!smile

Awful weather and I have a flat tyre. So I will have to wait for dh to come from work and sort it for mesmile my slave of the day...lol

Kittenkatzen Wed 18-Sep-13 08:00:51

Morning.....still here, still upduffed......sigh. Come OUT now baby, OUT OUT OUT!!! 40+6 today and babykitten seems perfectly comfortable where they are sad Midwife tried to do a sweep on Saturday but cervix was still almost completely closed, and apparently baby has head-spinned and is now back to back too which is RUBBISH!! Spending lots of time hanging over the birth ball/back of the sofa in the hope baby will break dance back again! Second sweep attempt tomorrow night.

broody welcome and congrats on your bfp, so exciting! kitkat was right about the ligament pains - it's called round ligament pain and is basically just things stretching and moving to make room for your newly expanding uterus smile I had it for a good few weeks on and off.

Agree with all the chat about time dragging in the early stages...the first 12 weeks feel like they'll never end, 12-20 weeks is only marginally better, but honestly once you hit that 24 week "viability" stage the time just flies by!

humpty so lovely to hear the heartbeat isn't it smile Fx for your GTT - do yourself a favour and don't have a cinnamon bagel topped with peanut butter and honey for breakfast that morning....I did and had to be re-tested as my sugar levels were through the roof blush

notso and blondies hope you're both doing ok and not too uncomfortable....are you as glad as I am that the weather has cooled of a bit now?!

hooya so lovely to hear about your baby bubbles, long may it last! Would love to hear your birth story when you get a chance to write it up!

Right, I'm off to sulk some more about not having gone into labour yet....

Rockchick1984 Wed 18-Sep-13 08:11:00

Kitten get some high strength evening primrose oil capsules and shove one or 2 up your fanjo at bedtime make sure to wear knickers and a pad the prostaglandins in it as your body heat dissolves the capsule will soften your cervix. I did this for 3 days when having DS and I went into labour the 4th night. The day before I started I'd had an exam and was told my cervix hadn't started changing yet and it would be a long time til labour started!

Kittenkatzen Wed 18-Sep-13 08:28:35

Hey rock how are you getting on? High strength epo up the foof you say hmmm...that'll be me off to Holland & Barrett this afternoon then, thanks for the tip!

Rockchick1984 Wed 18-Sep-13 08:57:07

I'm ok thanks Kitten - 16 weeks now and been feeling movement which is lovely! At the midwife this afternoon so will hopefully hear the heartbeat smile

Pineapple80 Wed 18-Sep-13 12:49:54

Just wanted to pop in and say hello from the Just Mumming thread! Also a big good luck to those ladies close to having their babies, look forward to seeing you at our thread smile. And loving all the new babies, congrats again!

I hope everyone is well! My DS is 14 wks on Friday. Time really flies, it only feels like yesterday that we were JSing, then I was on this thread...now DS is here!!

Take care all! thanks

PrincessKitKat Wed 18-Sep-13 18:38:20

Hi Pineapple!

Making a note...'EPO fanjo tablets'... Kitten, any progress? Did you get to H&B?


HTH grin

rock 16wks - god, time has flown! And movements, yay!

pineapple wow - 14 weeks already, that's amazing. Hope you're having a fab time.

Kittenkatzen Thu 19-Sep-13 07:24:14

Didn't make it to H&B but baby obviously heard the threat and didn't fancy an EPO shampoo as this morning we have mucous plug lossage!! Woohoooo! Never have I been so pleased to see pant snot grin

Rockchick1984 Thu 19-Sep-13 07:36:39

Yay Kitten! Get bouncing on that birth ball, walk sideways up and down stairs repeatedly, threaten baby that you will make DH sing to it if it doesn't get a shift on!! grin

Yay Kitten sending easy labour vibes to you!! Second the bouncing/walking ideas!

I'm 35+6 so the end is just around the corner, getting stabby fanjo pains and bh if I have a busy day, so trying to take it easy for a week at least! I am glad the weather is cooler but a lot of my clothes are rather summery so I'm rocking some rather eclectic looks, and can only just get my socks and boots on!

Kittenkatzen Thu 19-Sep-13 14:24:06

Have been having crampy pains in waves since this morning, started tracking them on my app an hour ago and the average so far is every 6-8 mins for 40 seconds or so. Not hugely painful though, and below my bump rather than in it iyswim so can't be proper contractions yet can they?

Rockchick1984 Thu 19-Sep-13 14:28:12

Sounds like something is starting Kitten - beware that having a bath can slow it all down again (friend basically stopped her contractions following a bath, apparently its common knowledge?!?)

Kittenkatzen Thu 19-Sep-13 14:35:00

Oh really, I hadn't heard that but will steer clear of the bath for now, thanks! How was your mw appt, did you get to hear the heartbeat?

Rockchick1984 Thu 19-Sep-13 14:43:25

Yup, heard the heartbeat, could hear him/her kicking and wriggling too which was fab - can't remember that with DS! Gender scan on Tue, which felt really close until its just hit me that you will have a baby between now and my scan grin

notsoold Thu 19-Sep-13 19:07:41

Kitten....you go girl, you go girl!!!

Rock...how lovely!!! Congrats!!

Thethree I feel like you!!! My excuse to take it easy! smile

Kittenkatzen Sat 21-Sep-13 14:42:30

Babykitten - a boy! - arrived safe and sound late last night gringrin he is perfect, DH and I are smitten if not a little shell shocked from a pretty traumatic birth (which I'll share when I get home and can face typing it out!)

I'll put full details and a pic on the fb page shortly smile)

Congratulations Kitten glad he's here safe and sound, I'll look forward to hearing all about it later xx

roodles84 Sat 21-Sep-13 17:34:42

Congratulations kitten! Just seen the pics on fb - what a cutie! flowers

bludgerwitch Sat 21-Sep-13 17:52:37

Kitten Congratulations, yay!

Another JSing graduate here! I was haunting the JSing thread known as aloho, got my bfp yesterday!

notsoold Sat 21-Sep-13 23:25:53

Congratulations kitten and welcome baby kitten!!!

I decided to paint our iron gate and now I feel awful!!! Maybe the smells or the position but feel nauseous and desperate to have 1 night sleeping well!!"

Rockchick1984 Sun 22-Sep-13 01:17:13

Woo hoo, congratulations Kitten!!!!! absolutely made up that the mini kitten has arrived (same weight as my DS was smile ) and he's utterly gorgeous!

Welcome Bludger

Notso fingers crossed you're currently snoring happily, and get a lie-in til lunchtime a reasonable time of the morning smile

cookielove Sun 22-Sep-13 20:37:43

Congratulations kitten smile

Hooya Mon 23-Sep-13 07:47:06

Congrats kitten flowers

And welcome bludgerwitch congrats on your bfp!

Sorry I have been in dreamy newborn land but finally written out my birth story, it's very long but will try to edit a bit and post it!

Who's next? grin

Hooya Mon 23-Sep-13 07:54:52

Birth story part 1

I had a few reasons for going for an elective C-section; genuine fear of labour and its after effects; high rates of episiotomy and emergency C-section where I was giving birth (in Tokyo); the desire to schedule our baby’s birth to maximise maternity leave with him; and the fact that my partner is taking paternity leave so would be around to help my recovery.

We stayed in the hospital the night before the op and to our surprise slept pretty well but nerves started mounting in the morning. The nurse came to put my IV in in the morning but couldn’t get the line in – happily instead of making multiple attempts she just said she’d get the doctor to do it.

An hour or so later my obstetrician, who’s been with me since my miscarriage last year, came in to run us through the timings and got my IV line in very easily. The anaesthesiologist who I’d met the previous day also dropped in – she was especially reassuring and I started to feel excited again. That said, when the nurse appeared at 08:45 to take us down I was pretty much terrified! We got to the theatre and my partner was taken off to get his scrubs on while I was taken for anaesthesia. I found that part frightening – there were two separate local anaesthetics in my spine, each followed by the serious stuff – first the epidural and then the spinal block. It wasn’t pleasant and took about 15 mins in total but my obstetrician and the anaesthesiologist were immensely reassuring and as soon as it was done I felt calm – any un-medicated pain was now over! I felt very strange as they lay me back on the table but they very thoroughly checked that the anaesthetic had worked, and I knew to just focus on my breathing and not focus too much on how the anaesthetic felt. I could feel nothing other than mild tingling from below my boobs...

Hooya Mon 23-Sep-13 07:57:04

Birth story part 2 (long, please ignore if bored!)

There were a few minutes of preparation and a screen being put up in front of me, then my partner appeared his scrubs looking frightened but clearly on a mission to reassure me – they sat him next to me and he held my hand. Then they let me know they were starting – how brilliant to know my baby was coming in a few minutes but I wouldn’t feel anything bad! My partner decided to watch the op on the screen set up in the operating theatre, and gave me small updates so I knew what was happening, but I avoided seeing anything – I’d been warned not to look at the light above the operating table as you can see things reflected in it – things I didn’t want to see! My partner said it was perfect that he could watch on screen as it was fascinating but not as scary as watching directly on me, if that makes sense.

Suddenly the baby was coming out and the doctor told me too look up and see my son for the first time! He looked amazing, nowhere near as bloody and scary as I expected he would (well he probably did but I was too amazed to mind!) and very quickly started crying which was reassuring. He was taken over to be cleaned and quickly brought back to me so I could give him a quick kiss. The surgical team were lovely, all giving lots of ‘omedetou’s and laughing and smiling. Both my partner and I were crying and so happy – I can’t describe how amazing it felt to go from this very controlled, clinical, almost relaxed setting to the joy of meeting our baby!

My partner went with the baby while I finished being stitched up – though strange, it did give me time to try to relax and get more and more excited about seeing my boy! They advised me when there were about 10 minutes to go. Hearing them stapling the incision together was pretty weird but I had to just laugh as it was painless! Being moved onto a gurney from the operating table was a bit frightening as I couldn’t feel it, but soon I was on the move and on my way back to my room. We found my partner on the way back who said they hadn’t let him go with the baby – disappointing as he’d been waiting around for news and worrying, but they took him downstairs to see the baby and was told he could bring him back upstairs in about 20 minutes after I’d been monitored for a while. It was very hard to wait but the moment when my partner burst into the room saying “he’s just amazing!” followed by our son was just priceless. The nurses had my partner lift him out of his cot and laid next to me in the bed for our first cuddle. Huxley Hiro was ours and so so loved! We decided to Skype call our families right away and it was amazing to be able to share Huxley’s first moments with us with them too, even from thousands of miles away. The next few hours were surprisingly calm and lovely – I was still hooked up to various tubes and monitors but was still able to have a cuddle and chat with my partner about our wee boy. I also with the help of the nurses had my first go at breastfeeding, which luckily went perfectly with their encouragement. The spinal block wore off after about 2 hours but the epidural was topped up so I felt no pain at all, and spent the next few hours just cuddling and feeding my baby or watching my partner with him...

Hooya Mon 23-Sep-13 07:58:30

Birth story part 3 (final bit!)

We had some drama that first night as I managed to move and break the epidural line, which left me in a lot of pain for an hour or two as I was without any pain meds for that time, but the anaesthesiologist came back and administered some alternative IV meds which I preferred as there was no numbness. The first walk on the second day was incredibly difficult, really painful and so hard not to give up, but it just kept getting easier after that. After 3 days I didn’t need any pain meds and now 13 days post op I’m fairly near normal, if a bit slow and occasionally sore when twisting or moving suddenly. Elective C-section isn’t for everyone, and I know a lot can go wrong and that I was incredibly lucky, but for me it was the perfect solution. I feel so bonded with my baby, I didn’t feel I lost out on anything, and I feel I can look back on an exceptionally positive birth experience. Phew!

Lovely birth story Hooya I think the nice thing is you have such a clear memory of it!

With DD1 8 years ago I had a "full" shot of pethidine (something I was told they wouldn't do now!) and my memory of her birth is very hazy (like trying to remember a very drunk night out!)

As long as they get here safe and well that's the main thing! But I do have fonder memories of DD2's birth (although probably more painful lol!) because I only had gas and air and actually remember what happened smile

Ummm I think I'm next grin 36+3 so on count down, need to finalise the packing of hospital bag (it's all together in nursery/playroom!) But also trying to keep on top of school clothes for DD's, and cleaning etc as mil will stay if I go in overnight!

cookielove Mon 23-Sep-13 09:57:54

Lovely birth story Hooya

First scan tomorrow smile 12+4

hooya what a lovely story, so glad everything went so well for you and Huxley Hiro is gorgeous!

blondies eek, are you nervous?

Hooya Tue 24-Sep-13 07:00:17

Cookie how did the scan go?

Blondies good luck! So exciting! I can imagine it would be strange not to have a good memory of your baby's birth, glad no 2 was more positive and no 3 hopefully even better!

cookielove Tue 24-Sep-13 16:28:33

Hello ladies. Just wanted to let you know the scan showed the baby died at 8+ weeks so I will be leaving you all. Good luck with all your future babies!

So so sorry Cookie I know a few of us have gone through it in the past so if u need any support or have any questions do ask (I had a mmc last june then fell pg with this one in jan) thanks

MrsAVB Tue 24-Sep-13 17:24:22

Oh cookie so so sorry. Lots of love xxx

roodles84 Tue 24-Sep-13 19:56:55

So sorry to hear that cookie. My thoughts are with you flowers.

Hooya Tue 24-Sep-13 21:20:21

So sorry cookie, echoing what blondies said, I had the same thing last October and got pg with Huxley 2 months later. It does and will get better, thinking of you.

cookie I'm so so sorry to hear that, you poor love. Take good care of yourself, and look forward to having you back here very soon. Lots of love xx

Nessalina Tue 24-Sep-13 22:49:03

Have already said on another Fred, but gutted to hear your news Cookie, hope to have you back with us soon thanksthanks

notsoold Tue 24-Sep-13 23:26:36

Cookie....so sorry for you....xxxx

Nessalina Sun 29-Sep-13 08:45:47

Morning smile How is everyone? Told the inlaws about being upduffed yesterday - my MIL cried!! Only 11 more days til 12 week scan, can't wait to get it out of the way and stop worrying.

Hi Nessa glad your inlaws were so happy, it doesn't seem that long ago I was waiting for our 12 week scan, now I'm counting down to due date grin
37+1 baby still very wriggly, one minute bump is low then it moves all up and out front again, so I don't think it's imminent, although still pausing at every twinge and ache smile

roodles84 Thu 03-Oct-13 17:03:09

I've been waiting patiently and finally my 12 week scan is tomorrow! My moods have been worse this week, especially when I get tired. Still, I've got a 4 day weekend starting now, yay!

Good luck for your scan roodles smile

Nessalina Fri 04-Oct-13 19:53:59

Hope all goes well Roodles! grin I've got a four day weekend too, once I've got thru Saturday morning at least!

Hope your scan went well roodles and hope yours goes well, nessa.

God, had such an emotional fortnight. I must be empty of weeping now, surely?

roodles84 Tue 08-Oct-13 17:16:59

Hi all! Back from my long weekend and returned to the real world now. Scan was amazing - I can't get over how much detail we could see! Confirmed that there is only one in there and it's got a heartbeat, so we're happy with that.

The only slightly worrying thing is that the baby is already sized at 13 weeks, despite only being 12 weeks. Does this mean I'm going to have a mega-baby??

PrincessKitKat Tue 08-Oct-13 23:47:48

Great news on your scan Roodles! I was also dated a week ahead, as was my friend, so I don't think it's anything too out of the ordinary smile

Nessa is your scan next? Fx

I'm enjoying 14+ weeks! No more nausea and my first maternity shopping trip (after being told I looked 'huge' in trousers 2 sizes too big - upsizing just doesn't work!!). Feeling snazzy in my Simon Cowell trews!

roodles84 Wed 09-Oct-13 17:05:18

Thanks for the reassurance PrincessKitKat - they said it was normal for it to move by a couple of days, but a week is more than a couple of days!

Where did you buy your maternity clothes from? I looked around and couldn't find any physical shops that stocked maternity clothes, so ended up buying some leggings, jeggings and long top/dresses. All nice and stretchy.

PrincessKitKat Wed 09-Oct-13 23:04:33

I got an amazingly comfy pair of work trousers & some skinny jeans both from red herring at Debenhams. They've got some nice tops & jumpers too but I really don't want to spend a lot on things I'll only wear for a few months.

I've got a few Next bits off eBay but the tops make me look huge, so they're in reserve!

roodles I was dated a week on at my first scan too - it should mean they move your EDD back.

Maternity clothes - ASOS are really good, next (eBay) are good, some Mamas and Papas stuff is nice (and you can try on in store for once).
Generally, expect to have to plan ahead about 3 weeks from when you want to wear something - you have to order, return, try different size, return that and repeat! H&M are APPALLING - they ship their maternity wear (by BOAT) from Sweden. Four weeks on, I am still waiting for a fecking pair of leggings.

How's everyone doing?

MightilyOats Thu 24-Oct-13 11:11:53

Hi everyone,

I don't know if anyone will remember me (was Kateepie back then) but I had my LO a couple of years ago and was on the viroids threads back then.

I had an early mc in August (6 weeks), and got a strong bfp 3 days early this week, am 4 weeks exactly today smile

Can I join in please?

roodles84 Thu 24-Oct-13 19:32:27

Welcome back Mightily! And congratulations!

Butterytoast Mon 28-Oct-13 17:13:24

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Butterytoast Mon 28-Oct-13 17:14:57

Hi coffeewineandchocolate here- not sure if you remember me. Now 16+3 but popping back to let you know/ warn you that you all all famous!!!! Some bloke has written about this thread in 'the independent'!!.



Butterytoast Mon 28-Oct-13 17:20:10

Fecks sake!! Baby brain is kicking in! That message was supposed to be on the just shagging 18 thread..

Hello hello!

blondies, so you're next? <tags you and waddles runs away>

Now 30 weeks, and starting to really feel it. So much slower and heavier than I was!
DH is in hospital at the mo, having his appendix out (unexpectedly), which is... fun. At least I still have 10 weeks to go, I guess, could have happened much later and been a total bloody trainwreck!

How's everyone doing?

kitten how is it, Just Mumming? Are you enjoying it? grin

Hi ya, I had baby boy yesterday morning at 8.04am weighing in at 8lb2oz! Name still to be decided, bit of a shock after 2 DD's! He is very scrummy and so far being very chilled will post more soon but need to get some zzzzzzz's grin

roodles84 Tue 29-Oct-13 17:09:19

Yay congratulations blondies!

BobaFetaCheese Thu 31-Oct-13 22:18:18

Congratulations again Blondies!!

Congratulations mightily!

Humpty, cannot believe you're 30 weeks. Craziness! Have your leggings arrived yet?

BTW, name changer Gary's Teeth here. DS2 is 3 months old already and I'm enjoying 2 under 2!

fifi669 Fri 01-Nov-13 18:36:34

Cautiously sticking my head in the door. Only 4 weeks, don't want to jinx myself....

Boba/GBT yes. FINALLY grin - and they're now a bit small already grin

I'm SO GLAD I waited nearly five weeks for them.

I can't believe I'm 31 weeks now! Who's up next? I am pretty okay - bit of back pain, peeing ALL THE FECKING TIME, but essentially okay. How is Just Mumming 2 under 2? Are you exhausted? I hope you're enjoying.

fifi congratulations! Welcome! <plumps cushions> Come in and sit down.

Oh, and came on to say congrats blondies again, but forgot. Of course. Like the other day when I stood up to go over to my colleague's desk to get something. Four times. And still couldn't remember what it was.

My colleague's desk is about 4 steps from mine. hmm

PrincessKitKat Thu 07-Nov-13 09:07:18

Hey how is everyone doing?! It's very quiet in here... Hopefully we're all either feeling great and getting on with things or snuggling new babies smile

Had an impromptu Doppler sesh with the MW yesterday following 24h of no movement after being pretty active. It was so nice to hear Baby K flub-dubbing away. Everything crossed for the 20 week scan on 21st now!

Does anyone have any advice/ strong feelings about finding out the sex? I'm torn between killer curiosity & wanting that 'it's a...' moment after my hard work!!

fifi669 Sat 09-Nov-13 11:15:09

I found out with DS. People say don't you want a surprise? I think a baby appearing and becoming a mum was enough of change, so I wanted to be a little prepared.

Now with this coco pop, DP and I are just too impatient not to find out! That's a long 15 weeks away though!

ZingWantsGin Sun 10-Nov-13 01:01:05

hello all, I just found this Fred, graduating from Just Shagging!

Due on 14th July (provisionally)

BobaFetaCheese Sun 10-Nov-13 07:48:35

Congrats Zing, no wonder you were so keen to get the [gin]!

Princess, I didn't find out with ds1 and it was lovely
Found out with ds2, and aside from being easier to plan (2 lads so knew to buy ds1 more expensive clothes so they lastes 2), it was an anticlimax finding out, wish we didnt.
If we had a 3rd I wouldnt find out.

If someone was struggling to bond with being pg, I'd recommend they find out.
For me it was like seeing your present before Xmas and then trying yo act enthused on Xmas morning!

ZingWantsGin Sun 10-Nov-13 08:59:02

Boba grin

more like no wonder I don't drink! wink

started to feel a bit icky. oh boy, not happy about that!

ZingWantsGin Sun 10-Nov-13 09:00:48

oh and I'm definitely going to find out this time! we have boxes of baby clothes, boys and girls'stuff and I want to be organized.

July seems so far away!

fifi669 Sun 10-Nov-13 09:54:43

July IS ages away! I'm due the 10th and wish I could at least fast forward to the 12 week scan so I know everything is ok. I'm 12 weeks Boxing Day, do you think they'll get me in before or after Christmas?

ZingWantsGin Sun 10-Nov-13 10:57:55

hmm, that is a good question fifi it depends on so many things!

have you been to GP yet?
s/he will get the ball rolling, contacting hospital etc. and you'll get two dates in the post, one is date of booking in appointment with midwife, one is the 12 weeks scan (aka dating scan)

if nothing comes through (remember, mail flow is crazy slow before Christmas) call the hospital no later then 10 weeks just to confirm that you are booked in for a scan.

you get a date for anytime between 11-13 weeks pg.

I'm not even 5 weeks yet, so will re-test this week then will see GP towards the end of the month.
I need time to digest this a bit more, before I can say it out loud to anyone in RL (apart from DH of course)

ZingWantsGin Sun 10-Nov-13 11:00:06

I told DH yesterday that we have 8 months to pull ourselves together and properly sort out the mess in the house.

the countdown has begun! grin

PrincessKitKat Sun 10-Nov-13 12:04:18

I had my 12-week at 11+4 do hopefully they will sneak you in fifi - I got the letter quite quickly after my booking appointment so fingers crossed you'll know soon.

It was the longest 8 weeks or do of my life waiting to see our bean & hoping everything was ok, but it's flying now. Going to see a MW led unit this afternoon - exciting!

fifi669 Mon 11-Nov-13 00:07:42

In my area you don't see the GP. You ring them to let them know incase of issues with medications etc they may give you and that's it. I rang the local children's centre and have my booking in appointment the 29th.

ZingWantsGin Wed 13-Nov-13 08:28:10

morning all

just re-tested, definitely BFP.
I can't quiet believe that #7 is on the way.

I am incredibly tired. everything else is fine

fifi669 Wed 13-Nov-13 20:20:29

Weren't you tired with six anyway????

I remember trying to stop myself falling asleep at my desk last time, can't remember when that kicked in. 6 weeks and nothing yet.

ZingWantsGin Wed 13-Nov-13 20:42:40


well, precisely - so it makes no difference! grin

I'm still ok, although the evening can't keep my eyes open thing has started.
and I have started not wanting to eat tomatoes (love them, so it's awful) and wanting to eat lots of cottage cheese.
and fresh black pepper on anything.

I don't know when to go to GP.
As soon as I do it's official, so the later I go the "less" I have to wait till the scan, officially - if that makes sense.
but if I leave it too late and get an app that I need to change, I might not get a suitable app..

I need to get bedtime sorted.
MrZing is away till Friday and I'm not motivated.

roodles84 Fri 15-Nov-13 19:23:02

I'm 19 weeks today and tired all the time. It's become regular practice for me to have a nap for an hour when I get home from work, just so that I can make it through to bed time.
Last weekend, I even had a nap between breakfast and lunch! (I still had another nap in the afternoon).

Looking forward to the next scan a week on Monday - I haven't definitely felt the little one move yet, so I can't wait to see it again.

ThePollyAndTheIvy Thu 05-Dec-13 21:59:45

Zing! BroodyTroody here smile

Congratulations! How have I only just found this thread?! I'm now very excited!

I'll introduce myself properly, currently 16+4 with DS1, looking forward to getting to know everyone... So glad I've found this!

ThePollyAndTheIvy Thu 05-Dec-13 22:04:30

It's been so long since the JSing Fred that I can't remember if I've seen names from there or other freds, so apologies if I haven't realised, just give me a nudge! thanks

Just realised I hadn't checked in in AGES.

Now 36+4, and on maternity leave how did that happen which I think means I'm next?

Congrats to the newbies - July dates already! How time flies when you're waddling around in a mood having fun.

QuarksInAPearTickle Fri 20-Dec-13 14:04:33

Hello hello, just popping over to say hello!

Just got my BFP! Supper excited. Will try and read up on this thread.

UpQuarkDownQuark Mon 13-Jan-14 13:46:55

Hello? Anyone around?

cookielove Wed 15-Jan-14 20:25:26

Hello all, i'm back!!

Got my BFP, yesterday which was a massive shock as DH and i weren't really even trying!! and just had a blooming huge row and we weren't even sure if we were gonna make it and then i go pee on a stick and its positive

fifi669 Fri 17-Jan-14 18:32:39

Congratulations cookie! How far are you? Now 15+1 and very impatiently waiting for my 20 week scan as I want to know what I'm having! can start buying

cookielove Fri 17-Jan-14 22:47:35

4+2 today, sounds so weird saying it!

fifi669 Sat 18-Jan-14 00:59:21

Had a quick scan through the JS Fred. Mr Cookie over his issues?

cookielove Sat 18-Jan-14 15:09:54

He says he is, but part me is still reserved, but can't change what has happened, and only go forward from here!

UpQuarkDownQuark Sun 19-Jan-14 09:30:35

Congrats cookie, fantastic news. Hope you and Mr Cookie are alright. How you feeling yourself?

I am now 8+6 and feeling dreadful. Constantly fighting to stop myself throwing up!

Monstersaurus Sun 19-Jan-14 21:34:50

Can I join? I found the JS thread just before I got my BFP, seemed to have followed the 'rules' without realising. No contraband has crossed the threshold of our house in the making of this BFP! Due in September, this will be our second wee one.

fifi669 Tue 25-Feb-14 18:59:12

No new Jsers? This Fred is dying a death! I've just had my 20 week scan. All healthy and it's another boy. I'm going to be surrounded by penis!

JuniperJones Tue 25-Feb-14 19:07:02

Hi, I have a BFP! smile

But very cautious about planning too far ahead with my history. Will have a read now!

fifi669 Tue 25-Feb-14 20:38:17

How far are you juniper?

fifi669 Tue 25-Feb-14 20:39:38

How far are you juniper?

JuniperJones Tue 25-Feb-14 20:51:37

Only 5 weeks today so a big mountain to climb! GP on Friday to book early scan so will start to believe if there's an embryo in there. I previously had a molar pregnancy so very worried about the things that can go wrong but DHs SA came back with suboptimal so pleased one managed something! How are you getting on? Congrats on your boy xxx

cookielove Thu 06-Mar-14 22:53:22

Hello this thread dropped off my I'm on's so lost ot for a while!

Yay this thread needs a bit of umph?

FurryScoob Fri 07-Mar-14 13:31:23

I'll umph it, got my BFP yesterday!

I'm only 4 weeks & getting crampy achy feelings so not getting too excited just keeping everything crossed everythings ok.

cookielove Fri 07-Mar-14 16:01:54

Hello scoob i had lots and lots of crampy aches in the beginning and still get the odd one now and then. You spend all this time worrying trying to get pregnant and then you spend the rest of the time worrying everything is gonna be ok!!

Oh and congratulations flowers

FurryScoob Fri 07-Mar-14 17:13:56

Thanks cookie

How far along are you?

I've got a GP appointment next Wednesday but no idea what happens from now on. 12 week scan seems a life time away!

Wilhelminanevillesdottir Fri 07-Mar-14 20:03:24

Hi! I thought this thread was dead.

I remember thinking it was ages before you got appointments at the beginning. It's only the last couple of months that things seem to ramp up - if everything is straightforward of course. Do you have your scan soon cookie?

cookielove Sat 08-Mar-14 09:32:34

scoob I am 11+2 today smile

wil I have my scan on the 13th.

My referral got misplaced by the hospital so got resent at 10 weeks stating I was 7 weeks. So they gave me a booking in for the 14th when I would have been 12+1. I called on Wednesday and they had a cancellation on Thursday pm so luckily as I am off work at the moment I was able to sneak in!

Wilhelminanevillesdottir Sun 09-Mar-14 08:20:46

Oh that's exciting Cookie. Hope all goes well. You'll be coming into the nice phase of pregnancy too. Have you much of a bump?

cookielove Sun 09-Mar-14 10:17:21

No bump, but I carry weight on my belly anyway. I've also lost 7lbs

Wilhelminanevillesdottir Mon 10-Mar-14 08:28:13

How have you lost 7lbs? From being sick/feeling too sick to eat? Wish I could manage that. I don't think I'll notice my bump early this time round either. Bit of a flabby belly going on blush

cookielove Mon 10-Mar-14 09:11:25

I can't eat, I haven't been sick but eat ridiculously small amounts of food before feeling sick. I can usually manage one meal a day!

fifi669 Mon 10-Mar-14 12:07:04

I carry my weight on my belly too which means I look 7 months rather than 5!

I agree the wait before the first scan is the worst. Those couple of months you don't have a clue what's going on!

cookielove Mon 10-Mar-14 12:53:04

I've been looking pregnant for years <sob> i've lost about 2 stone in last couple of years, and that has helped shift some of the belly but i still have a round podgy tummy! I am size 12/14 on top and 16 on bottom it is really odd looking!

Wilhelminanevillesdottir Mon 10-Mar-14 14:01:47

It's not nice feeling sick but I'd take the weight loss. I meant to get in better shape before getting pregnant but somehow never got round to it. I think lots of people are a different size on top and bottom. I used to be when my boobs were bigger.

5 months Fifi! Have you had your 20 week scan yet?

cookielove Mon 10-Mar-14 14:37:53

I think i look odd, cause i have really small boobs and my sister has huge boobs, argh and i look so big on the bottom. Although i do like how i am looking now! Just wish i had a flat tummy, but i will one day!!

i am glad off the weight loss, but i did want to lose it!

fifi669 Mon 10-Mar-14 21:30:25

Yeah all was good, I'm having a boy. When I told DS he just said 'I know'!

Not feeling too great today. Think I've got a bug off my friends daughter sad been on the loo a lot and feeling sick now. Hope it doesn't effect my boy sad

Wilhelminanevillesdottir Tue 11-Mar-14 19:16:56

Aw congratulations Fifi. I'm sure baby will be ok. I had a few terrible bugs throughout last pregnancy and wee one was fine. The worst thing is not being able to dose yourself up on painkillers. I'm having spotting and cramps which I'm furiously hoping is not a sign of doom!

fifi669 Tue 11-Mar-14 23:23:04

How far along are you?

Wilhelminanevillesdottir Wed 12-Mar-14 06:19:42

6 weeks but I'm properly bleeding now so assuming I've had a mc. Wishing you both loads of luck and hopefully I'll be back before you have your babies. X

fifi669 Wed 12-Mar-14 08:31:42

Oh that's shit sad

I'm sure the Jsing ladies will be gutted to see you're back, hopefully just for a guest appearance.

cookielove Wed 12-Mar-14 09:56:39

Oh wilh sorry to hear your news!

FurryScoob Thu 13-Mar-14 08:11:52

I hope you've got someone to look after you wil & your taking things easy

cookie good luck for today, I hope it all goes well x

cookielove Sat 22-Mar-14 17:07:00

I lost this thread for a while, but just found it again!

Had my scan, one perfect little baby.

Had genetic counselling and the chances of this baby or any future babies we have, having the same chromosomal problem is under 1% the problem with myself having the triple x may cause effect our babies up to 10%

Thats were i am today, i hope others are well smile

Can I cautiously join please? Had a faint line since friday. Todays has been the pinkiest. Cant have three consecutive days of evaps ( I dont think) so taking it must be a v faint +.

fifi669 Sun 23-Mar-14 17:53:44

Glad to hear that cookie!

Welcome something smile

Thank you smile I was a js grad back in 2012/2013

fifi669 Wed 26-Mar-14 19:18:08

And came back for more!

Minion Wed 09-Apr-14 13:00:53

Hey grads. Checking in, got bfp yesterday bang on 14dpo. Confirmed on digi this morning.
Waves of cramping a little lower than belly button height, sharpish ache in back on left (reckon it's where it's implanted), bit of nausea and right boob shooting aches.
Joy. Though I'll happily take them all.
I'll be bouncing in between her and the JS thread as bricking it in all honesty.

FurryScoob Wed 09-Apr-14 19:58:37

Congratulations minion & welcome to a very quiet grads thread. Jsing threads are definatly the safest place to stay, the other grads threads move so fast & have scared me to death!

cookielove Wed 16-Apr-14 21:58:48

Hello minion congratulations again smile

I'm having a boy!

zenry Wed 23-Apr-14 22:39:02

Heres my latest news ( something btw) due 5/12/14 By scan but sure that will change!

fifi669 Fri 25-Apr-14 14:09:40

Congratulations minion and zenry! Are you first time parents?

I'm on week 29, it all seems to take so long!

Nessalina Sun 04-May-14 22:18:25

Hello all, haven't checked in on here so far, but after a flurry of JSer BFPs, I don't want to miss out on updates!
Bit weird as I'm back on the beginning of this Fred confused !
Sooooo, I'm 13+5 today! Scan on Tues showed all is looking good. Just told my folks this weekend, and feeling cautiously optimistic that the nausea might be on it's way out soon...
How's everyone else? smile

DulcetMoans Sun 04-May-14 22:51:09

I am one of the flurry that ness mentioned! Feel a bit soon to be here but thought this should be like a second home really so will try and think of it as an extension of the JSer Fred and all will be fine!

Nessalina Sun 04-May-14 22:56:11

Helloooo smile

Minion Mon 05-May-14 05:34:16

Morning viroids. Thought I'd bob in for early bank holiday chattingtons.
7+5 as of today and spent last night feeling like death. MORNING sickness my arse!
Mine strikes just before bed and leaves me exhausted. Think the husband is getting a bit bothered with the lack of bonks he wants, I just don't feel great, hope he gets that. Oh well.
What's new with everyone?

DulcetMoans Mon 05-May-14 08:31:41

Yay! Hi nessa and min!

So I am only one day into knowing I have a BFP so probably a fair bit behind you. Feel like its been a long 24hrs though!

So far I have been scared to fart, just in case! But the realised that probably will be fine. Still POAS (IC) but the line isn't getting as dark as I'd like. Only done three, makes it sound like I'm always on them! Lol.

Also, not sure about this how far along you are thing... Internet says I am 4 weeks but I know it's only likely to be 2. Saw you can get an early scan from 7 weeks but would only be 5 by then so do I have to wait until 9 if I was going to do that?


RPopz Mon 05-May-14 09:43:23

Helllooooo! Found you! I am also one of the flurry!

Officially missed my period today! grin Pee-d on my 6th stick.... super positive grin

RPopz Mon 05-May-14 09:45:36

Ha, Dulce laughing at your "scared to fart". I find myself walking really slowly and carefully... a bit like I've shit myself.... you know, in case it falls out.... hmm

Mr Rpopz has been hinting about shagging all weekend but not sure I can bring myself to just yet! Poor bloke, I've been a JSing Nazi for the past 8 months and now he actually wants to I'm denying him. Haha!

DulcetMoans Mon 05-May-14 09:57:14

Haha. Same here popz, DH started making the move last night for DTD and I turned him down. Actually, worse, I said 'we'll we can if you want to' which really kills the mood! I'm looking forward to the break!

Glad to hear about your line. When I compare the cheapies I can see a different but I want it to be big and thick!

JuniDD Mon 05-May-14 10:33:22

dulcet welcome, excellent news! Rpopz I think I said congrats on t'other thread.

Your pregnancy starts from the day of your last period so you'll be four weeks pregnant, even if you know you conceived day 14 of a 28 day cycle. Your 12 week scan is the dating scan - I got moved a whole week forward so think I must've conceived on day 6/7 of my cycle...back in January!

All ok here, 16 weeks tomorrow. My DH also desperate for some JSing - we haven't actually done it since January either but he is trying to be understanding. So don't feel like it and just trying to do what feels right.

Hope you're all feeling ok so far? If anyone's feeling dreadful, although I was never sick I felt like total crap until bang on 15 weeks when something dramatically changed and I started feeling like a human being again!

epic post xxx

RPopz Mon 05-May-14 13:40:30

That's interesting, thanks Juni. I'm wondering if I conceived early than dates suggest as my test line was pretty solid at 12dpo... hmm

I'm feeling ok so far. Nothing to report but sore boobs... although even that's not so bad today as it has been in the last week. Went to bed at 9.30 last night due to epic tiredness... which I'm assuming is pg related. Not much else! Not looking forward to ms.... making the most of stuffing my face at the moment grin

Nessalina Mon 05-May-14 15:30:51

Happy bank holiday viroids smile
grin @ scared to fart Dulcet, totally know what you mean!
Feeling so much more chilled out now I've had the scan, but I really have been a nervous wreck.
I've been similar to you with the MS Min - fine in the morning then gradually worse through the afternoon, then by evening I'm awful confused Feeling cautiously optimistic that it might be on the way out soon... 15 weeks is only a week away! grin
13+6 today

Nessalina Mon 05-May-14 15:31:44

Me & DH haven't JSed since valentines day blush First I was too nervous, then I was too sick, so hoping we can get back on it soon!

JuniDD Mon 05-May-14 16:56:42

ooh, a bit of chat in here!
I was amazed at how much calmer I felt after the 12 week scan, it's really nice eh ness?

My 20 week scan is in a month & already getting a bit worried but my bump seems to be getting bigger all the time so that's a nice bit of reassurance. grin Just wondering if I can hide it at work for another 4 weeks!

Minion Mon 05-May-14 16:59:12

We've bumped uglies twice since finding out, first I was scared he'd dislodge something.. Ha.

FurryScoob Mon 05-May-14 17:08:04

We the treads returned to life!
Congratulations on all the BFP's viroids

ness & minion have you found anything to stop sickness or nausea? I've tried every old wives tail going & it's not working sad

Had our first attempt at the 12 week scan on Friday but baby just wanted to wave so have to return tomorrow for another scan & nuchal measurement.

Hope everyone's enjoying the bank holiday.

Minion Mon 05-May-14 17:14:34

I'm currently switching between sucking the life out of gin gins (sweets from holland and barratts) and eating cheese.
Weirdly enough cheese seems to stop it.
It's that weird uneasy feeling that's awful, like you know you need to vom but just can't.

RPopz Mon 05-May-14 17:33:28

When did you all start telling people? DH wants to tell the family next weekend!! (I'll be 5 weeks). Seems so early. I'm petrified of miscarriage sad

Also an old uni friend is organising her hen do... at Go Ape... Don't really know how to refuse without looking like an ass/ letting the cat out of the bag already.... I had two hen dos and she came to bothconfused

Minion Mon 05-May-14 17:46:18

Maybe you have an ear infection which makes you go dizzy at height, then when the booze flows, those damn antibiotics are to blame?
We've told family and close friends who knew we were trying for a long time x

FurryScoob Mon 05-May-14 18:03:28

Oooo not heard of gin gins I'll try some, thanks minion

Rpopz we told immediate family as soon as we found out, if anything had gone wrong we would of wanted their support. I had to tell my boss straight away because I do a lot of heavy lifting with my job, unfortunately my boss cannot keep a secret & by 12 weeks nearly everyone at work knew but I've been so sick it was fairly obvious to everyone after 9ish weeks.

RPopz Mon 05-May-14 18:12:19

Hmm. Have managed to put DH off telling family til 6 weeks. Ideally won't tell friends and work til 12 weeks but I guess it depends on how things work out. There's a promotion coming up at work which I kinda want to apply for...

Literally don't know what to do about the hen do. She's taking numbers and money now but its not til July... confused

RPopz Mon 05-May-14 18:13:21

I didn't know if not telling people until 12 weeks was an old fashioned idea now or not? <noob alert>

DulcetMoans Mon 05-May-14 18:22:01

Hen do is tough popz, do you think she would understand if you don't go? Dependant on excuse of course!

Did you get to keep the pic of little one waving scoob? What a pest!

Thanks for explaining the weeks thing juni, just sounds like so much father along! Haha. I think you are further along popz, that line was impressive!!

Been out with in laws today and had to be careful what I say! Luckily limited baby talk today, MIL can be a sod for questions about babies!

FurryScoob Mon 05-May-14 18:47:55

Yes, got a good pic of baby laying on its back with its arm behind its head, exactly how DP sleeps!

JuniDD Mon 05-May-14 19:05:53

Aw, sweet scan pic furry!

I told DH first wink. Then two close friends. DH told one close friend. I told my parents shortly before our 9 week scan (had early scan due to horrid history). I was glad to tell them before but not too much before as my mum would probably have had a heart attack from the stress. Told a few more friends between scans and after. DH told his parents this weekend (they aren't close). I need to tell one more friend who has had a couple of losses but who I rarely see and then I'll feel a bit more laid back about it. I won't be doing any FB "annoucements" due to TheFear. I don't want to tell work til 20 weeks as it's a small place and hate people knowing my business.

Argh, awkward about the Go Ape. Can you just pay now and get your money back nearer the time once it's common knowledge?

RPopz Mon 05-May-14 20:03:48

Aw Scoob that is super cute!

I think the hen will understand me not going cos I'm upduffed. Trying to find out if a meal or something is happening in the evening as well that I could go to, so then I wouldn't be totally absent. Guess I'm just going to have. to man up and tell her!

I've got a major case of TheFear...

RPopz Mon 05-May-14 20:06:58

Wow 20 weeks seems aaages Juni. Might they have guessed by then anyway?

DulcetMoans Mon 05-May-14 20:19:37

When do you have to pay up by popz? It may be that you have to tell her but I would try and leave it to last possible moment! Would be a good compromise if you could go to a meal in the evening or something. The hen do I just came back from had afternoon tea and meal in the evening for the pregnant ladies - all 6 of them! Turns out 7 now with me too!!

I think a lot of people are obvious by 20 weeks. Can't see us holding out that long to tell people!

JuniDD Mon 05-May-14 21:40:31

Oops, I've told and seen a few more people lately, should've said that.

I'm wearing lots of shirts and scarves and I'm a bit chubby anyway...will just have to see how it goes. There's been a lot of upheaval lately so I don't want to say anything just yet...Scarves are awesome, btw for hiding any tummy chubby. Just a bit annoying it's getting so warm and I don't really need a massive pashmina on a daily basis!

Nessalina Mon 05-May-14 22:52:22

Aww, can't see photo on phone! Good to hear things are going well though Scoob smile Even if they couldn't do the NT at least you know the lil' one is looking ok!
Re: nausea, I can bizarrely second cheese as a good option! Nibbling on a chunk of cheddar is good grin I've been trying to steer clear of heavy carbs too especially at lunch time because it sends me into an afternoon spiral of bleurgh. Oh and not so much for nausea, but for general tastiness, blueberries with honey flavoured Greek-style yoghurt is just the best. I'm eating it about 4 times a day at the minute!!
I just told my folks this weekend! They're so excited smile Really glad we left it to now because they really went through the wringer with us last time, so it was great to just say that everything looks good!
Early on I told my 3 best pals, my boss, and my 3 immediate colleagues. The friends coz I'd need them if it went wrong anyway, my boss coz I'd need time off soon either way, and work coz it was obvious how little tea I was suddenly drinking when I usually mainline it grin

Minion Tue 06-May-14 06:53:47

I have a great piece of advice which seems to be working wonders for me. When you get to that awful fidgety stage, feeling a bit sick and can't sit still and your band around your bra and/or waist is about to burst open... Just vom.
Seriously, don't be a hero. If you can't go, just chug water really fast or do whatever you can to just vom away.
It makes you feel soooooooooo much better. Thankfully I don't need any help in that department so I really feel for the girls who have the nausea but no release.

Anyone else getting the maddest dreams? Last nights escapades were about people wearing my black silky jammies and they all looked like zod from the superman movies.
There were two more but just like sampled in your hand, they slip away as soon as I wake up.

Also, what do we reckon to the old wives tales re symptoms and sex of baby?
OWTays cravings for protein (cheese etc) say boy but higher levels of sickness and earlier symptoms say girl...
Only 12 weeks to wait and see.

Nessalina Tue 06-May-14 07:25:00

I'm actually TWOTing to find out the sex at the minute! We had the NIFTY blood test done privately at the scan last week to test for chromosome issues (which as baby looked good according to consultant, hopefully there won't be any... <crosses everything>) and as a side effect we get to find out the sex too! Can't believe I'll probably know by next Weds what I'm having shock
I've not really been getting to the vom zone most of the time, just niggly nausea. Which is lucky really coz I hate to vom!!

Minion Tue 06-May-14 09:30:13

I've just looked in the mirror and all around my eyes I've got little reds dots. It's called petichae and I got it from the horrific bout of exorcist style vomming last night.
It does not make a pretty sight. Boooo
And now I've gotta do a driving lesson in 30 mins, nauseated and all I can smell for some reason, is nail varnish remover. Everywhere I go.

DulcetMoans Tue 06-May-14 09:34:35

So today I am panicked... The line isn't getting any darker on the ICs. I know a line is a line but I am three days further on now, shouldn't levels have doubled and made the line stronger?? Now I have all the fear and sat at work having a worry (and waiting to cry!)

Anyone else considering an early scan?

Completely lost my appetite and lost 2lbs since last week so there's a positive side affect. Doubt that will last long though! haha.

No idea about old wives tales but I have been using my knowledge about sperm to successfully guess the sex of babies. I have 100% success rate so far (based on 2 babies! lol). Basically, if boy sperm are quicker and girls sperms last longer then look at when you think you conceived to see what is more likely. But not helping me as we DTD two days before suspected ov, day of and day after! haha. When guessing others I need to make slightly unfair judgements on whether I think the male has the speedy ones or the longer lasting ones! lol. Sounds gross written down!

Minion Tue 06-May-14 12:20:49

Snap dulcet, that's when we got it on too, so I've not a clue.
Like you lot said to me... Step away from the sticks. It does no good to dwell on such things. It took me a while to understand that when you all told me, but believe me, it's better for the sanity.
Not considering an early scan, I'm more of a head in the sand, I'm not bleeding so hope it's all ok, type of worrier.

DulcetMoans Tue 06-May-14 12:42:36

I know you are right, and I know I told you to stop, but it's much harder when it's you! A big part of me wants to walk to superdrug at lunch and get a FR to see how it looks on there. So much so that I might do it, even though I know I shouldn't! I am worse at being pg than TTC!!

Oh, forgot to add, had weird dream about breast feeding. Was the day after the baby was born (it was a girl!) and then realised that she hadn't eaten at all and was trying to get her to breast feed. For some reason DH was annoyed. Probably because of sharing the boobies!

RPopz Tue 06-May-14 18:02:02

Dulce get a Frer. You'll get an epic line on there and then it'll put your mind at rest. (Says the woman with 6 pee sticks on her bedside table).

Min you sound like you're having some serious bad luck with this ms! Hope you're feeling more human now. How was the driving lesson? I've been snootily telling people for years I'm not going to learn to drive til I get preggers.... somehow can't see it happening!! wink

Right off to try and catch up with the JSers... wish I had internetz at work!

FurryScoob Tue 06-May-14 18:37:23

dulcet stop POAS! I did a CB digi which came up as 2-3 weeks on the day I got BFP, did another 1 a week later expecting it to say 3+ but it still said 2-3 weeks. I panicked a lot for no reason, just take any type of positive as a good sign!

Just had second attempt at NT scan but the baby is now doing a handstand which doesn't really help. No chance of a 3rd attempt so we've now got to wait for a blood test at 16 weeks. Pregnancy just seems like a never ending TWOT!

DulcetMoans Tue 06-May-14 18:49:36

It didn't go well... I spent £20 on 2xFR and 2xdigis. Walked out of boots feeling stupid but went straight back to work and did the FR - it's defo there. It defo says pregnant. Not sure what else I expect or need! Just kept looking at it in my bag.

What a naughty little one furry. Or maybe they are shy! Bet 16 weeks feels like an age away!

ZingWatermelon Tue 06-May-14 19:01:50

hey preggers!

RPopz Tue 06-May-14 19:05:29

Oooh I haven't done a digi... maybe need to add that to my collection wink I jokes of course... I'm skint! Do you feel better now though Dulce?

RPopz Tue 06-May-14 19:06:38

Furry thats crazy that the little one is so wriggly!

DulcetMoans Tue 06-May-14 19:20:53

I guess I do popz. Combination of that and a google to see if others have had successful pregnancies with line not getting darker. They have, course they have! In fact some of them said that they think the due isn't as string in ICs. No idea if that's true but ill go with it!

I'm just having a crazy moment - I will pull myself together!

DulcetMoans Tue 06-May-14 19:37:08

*Dye isn't as strong!

RPopz Tue 06-May-14 19:54:28

I'm no expert on hpts but from working in diagnostics I can say... even if your hcg is doubling everyday, it doesn't necessarily follow that the line will get darker every day. Also I think with hpts there's no such thing as weak or strong positive.... its either positive or it isn't. A line is a line.

Basically what I'm trying to say is: don't worry grin

RPopz Tue 06-May-14 19:55:37

Its hard when its so early and there's no real symptoms or bump. Somedays I think... am I just making this up?? Lol x

Nessalina Tue 06-May-14 21:04:01

Good grief Dulcet, you'll be bankrupt at this rate! grin
I did a fair few ICs whilst waiting for my BFP no more than three a day blush But once I'd seen it on the CB digi I calmed down a bit. Didn't stop me doing another CB a week later just to see if the weeks had changed though! grin

DulcetMoans Tue 06-May-14 21:14:03

I know, if I was reading it about one of you I would be telling you that you're nuts! I will keep the others in the draw now. Maybe one more CB next week... Until then I will just have to believe!

I don't think DH believes I can have symptoms this early! Trying to explain its hormone changes, I think! Not the baby itself.

Nessalina Tue 06-May-14 21:42:21

The hormone changes are the first thing to start! Your DH best be prepared for the crazy lady stuff to begin wink I definitely felt more emotional, stressed and tired, before any of the sickness and other stuff kicked in. I think I'm getting a bit better now though I did just shout at DH because he was in the room when I walked into a table and stubbed my toe blush

DulcetMoans Wed 07-May-14 10:39:23

That's a normal response to me injuring myself at home nessa. Even if it has nothing to do with him. We have an understanding though, he leaves me alone until I calm down. God knows what it will be like in labour!

I am going to email him some links with stats on I think, let him read for himself! I don't even have that many side affects at the moment. Just loss of appetite, cramping, bit tired. Etc... Like you say though, he needs to be prepared!!

DulcetMoans Wed 07-May-14 11:17:29

Just phoned my clinic to see what to do about the appointment we had booked for next week. They have cancelled it but want to bring me in for an early scan which I thought was quite nice really.

So I have a scan booked! 29th May. Scary! I will be 7+4 so not sure what we will actually be able to see!

JuniDD Wed 07-May-14 15:17:04

Yay for scan dulcet. How far along are you now? My symptoms kicked in at 6 weeks and then I wished I hadn't wanted them...it's a crazy time.

I think at 7 weeks-ish you should be able to see a little jelly bean, definitely a fetal pole/heartbeat. I am also going to say that before 9 weeks it can be "too small" but they often catch up. On one of my other groups there are a few women who had scans at 6 weeks and had upsetting news but a week later everything was right for dates.

Spend your money on something nice you like to eat, is my advice... wink.

Been out today buying proper maternity clothes - a lot of time for not a lot of shopping but feeling a bit more prepared for the summer. Of course, it's just not warm at all today but I am ready!

RPopz Wed 07-May-14 17:34:21

Haha that's also standard response for me hurting myself.... woe betide DH if he asks me if I'm ok!

Ooh that is exciting news Dulce. Well jealous :-p

DulcetMoans Wed 07-May-14 17:50:47

haha. I know popz, sorry! I was surprised when they offered it really, I didn't ask for it! I just asked what to do about appointment next week and she said cancel and come back at the end of the month!

I am 4+5 now juni, how about you?

No more spending money on tests, I promise!

RPopz Wed 07-May-14 17:54:42

That's so weird... I think you're further along than me even though I found out before you! Lol!

DulcetMoans Wed 07-May-14 18:49:36

Haha. Well it's based on last AF isn't it? I assume that's how you work it out?! You're having twins anyway popz, that's why you got a BFP so early! Lol. wink

By my dates I think I am three days earlier than that if it helps!

Still haven't told anyone in real life other than DH. Scared to! I have a friend that knows about appointment next week though so might have to tell her soon.

RPopz Wed 07-May-14 18:56:23

Well I'm a bit confuzzled really. My cycles are 5 weeks long so am I 5 weeks gone already? The NHS website says not so I think I'm 4 (+2?).

I've only told one friend and DH! Plus DH told his best best mate whose response was "does that mean you can stop going to the gym now?" .... angry

DulcetMoans Wed 07-May-14 19:16:30

I don't know either. All I can tell you is that my last AF was 4th April and cycle (in theory) is around 28 days. NHS says I am 4 weeks and I imagine that will be 5 weeks on Friday.

Also, means I got my dates at scan wrong I think and will be 7+6. I think. I don't know though. It's all confusing!

JuniDD Wed 07-May-14 19:56:04

I am 16 weeks so the time does pass, eventually! Hoping to feel these "flutters" soon.

RPopz Wed 07-May-14 20:00:00


Think the constipation has caught up with me.... hmm