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Due in May 2014? Pregnant with an Appleseed, Sweet Pea, Blueberry, Raspberry or Green Olive? Then come and join the Maybies

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ThePFJ Fri 27-Sep-13 16:02:35

Hope this is the right place to be.......

moobaloo Fri 27-Sep-13 16:06:42

Hello? Just linked here from the end of the Maybies #2 thread! Is it just me or are there a lot of people due in may?!

My EDD is May 25th so I think I'll hang around and see how everyone is doing smile

Moobaloo there are nearly 90 of us on the stats thread. Can't believe there are so many!!

Cupcake1985 Fri 27-Sep-13 16:19:47

I love the new link smile the title is lovely it made me smile. Our surname is Berry and so i keep calling ours our little appleseed berry. Cant wait until its a green olive it seems so far away!!

ThePFJ Fri 27-Sep-13 16:21:53

Hi moobaloo! I am still counting down my days using this www.pregnology.com/faralong.php If it's helpful to any new girls out there!!
According to my details I am now 7 weeks & 4 days and I have 227 days to go.
I have a really bad headache today.... arghhhhh .....hugs and cake to all xxxxx

ThePFJ Fri 27-Sep-13 16:22:25

Mine is Little Pea. grin

Im using the same countdown, only because I am useless at keeping track!

This is going to sound rank, but does anyone habe smelly feet?! Every time im pregnant I get pongy feet, otherwise they don't! So annoying!

Have not habe

dobedobedo Fri 27-Sep-13 16:40:06

Wow that pregnology site is great! Such detailed information and pictures!

Does anyone worry when they don't feel sick, and then feel slightly relieved, if ROTTEN when the sickness returns? My sickness seems to have no rhyme or reason - it comes at random times. And I'm simultaneously ravenous and feeling sick too. Weird.

ThePFJ Fri 27-Sep-13 16:50:05

OMG mumof2 you are right!!! I haven't really put two and two together... but my feel NEVER get smelly... and now I have a small amount of skin peeling and erm... smell.... plus they are really hot... not hot as in 'Wow those are really attractive feet' but more like 'Fetch the fire extinguisher I think my feet just ignited the sheets again!!!' hot.....

Dobe I have been feeling sick and craving at the same time.. weird I know.. I have the appetite of a horse and Little Pea wants galleons of mango juice washed down with a massive fry up and sticky toffee pudding and a whole bag of grapes. Apparently Little Pea refused to let me leave the shop earlier unless there were grapes in my basket... Ahem...and a Curly Wurly. hmm

AliOh Fri 27-Sep-13 16:59:17

Hi moobaloo and welcome to the Maybies smile

Dobedo I feel exactly the same, I find I feel better if I eat so I'm thinking that I only feel sick when I'm hungry, I just must be extra hungry lol cos I feel sick most of the time

Hahahaha! PFJ your post tickled me, "not hot as in 'Wow those are really attractive feet'"! I dont even have the excuse that they get hot, they just freakin pong! It must be darn hormones!

Anyone got exciting plans for the weekend? Ive got to try and get 1D tickets for wembley for my daughter at 10am tomorrow morning! Yay!!

Yay new thread! grin

Just been shopping and bought grapes, apples, plums, Um Bongo, pineapple juice, five apple muller rices, five jellys....it's a sure sign I'm pregnant as I'm never usually this healthy!

I have 214 days to go and it's the size of a green olive grin

ImNotABarbieGirl Fri 27-Sep-13 17:30:19

I can't believe their is a may thread. So happy! Got a suprise bfp yesterday. Its fair to say I'm shiitting myself! Xx

And this weekend I will be dressing up as Superted for the university superhero fancy dress party. All these girls in skimpy superhero clothes and there's me in a giant onesie, paws, feet and a stuffed bear head. hmm

FacebookStoleMyLife Fri 27-Sep-13 17:39:34

My weekend plans aren't so much exciting as horrifying, some friends of ours are coming down to visit which would be great except my MS this week has been unbelievable. Dizzy and sick with a painful bloated stomach.
DH decided to make all these plans for the weekend without asking, kept coming home and going 'oh yeah we've decided to play crazy golf on Sunday too!' and other similar activities that mean I'll be out of the house and on my feet all weekend with a big group of people who don't know I'm pregnant and a 2 year old to run round after. Normally would be a fantastic weekend, right now feels like some terrifying torture and DH just seems oblivious. Sorry for the rant folks, no one else to vent my worries to sad

bushprincess Fri 27-Sep-13 17:40:55

Welcome to the maybies moobaloo!

Still pretty much symptomless here.... but fx it's all ok inside!

Friends wedding tomorrow, will be nursing a single glass of champers all day and hoping no-one notices it doesn't go down much!!

Have a great weekend everyone!

dobedobedo Fri 27-Sep-13 17:43:32

I'm so grateful for MN now just purely to have a place to whinge, so don't worry facebook! It's not like I can go on twitter and rant about SELFISH TWATS daring to wear perfume in public when there could be a delicate me ready to hurl into a hedge!

This weekend I'm mostly doing bugger all - I have Breaking Bad box sets to watch and a body pillow to break in (seriously you need to get one if you haven't - best thing EVAR).

bushprincess Fri 27-Sep-13 17:44:08

welcome NotaBarbieGirl too!

7+2 today.. time going SLOOOOOOWLY!

FacebookStoleMyLife Fri 27-Sep-13 17:46:43

dob body pillows rock! I've been eyeing mine longingly this week, it's looking a bit bedraggled after using it with DS (holes and everything), I think I'll shop for a pretty new cover as a treat to myself

ThePFJ Fri 27-Sep-13 18:16:40

Welcome NotaBarbieGirl

I totally agree on the having MN to whinge on... If I posted daily on facebook about how I was feeling I would drive my friends mad.... but then again there are people on my friends and family list on facebook who actually DO things like post pictures of their 3 meals a day with comments like 'Ohhh my Yummy breakfast' or 'Eyes too big for my stomach' dinner.... so maybe I ought to get revenge and start talking about my lady parts 3 times a day in graphic detail.....

So body pillows... never had one... are they expensive? Can I lounge about on the sofa with one??

Chip86 Fri 27-Sep-13 18:23:48

Wow shiny new thread
Welcome all the new maybies and congrats

Symptoms, tired, headach, forgetfullness, feeling sick, suden confidence dont mess with me and speaking my mind (i dont think work like this as a told some one their spreadsheet was rubbish and someone else there new phone was chavy im normaly the person who nods and tells you what you want to hear)
Oh yes and the hot feet whats with that
Got my free prescription card today yay free medicine not that i can take anything cauz im pregnant ahhhh

Moomin i love superted so cool

chip trust me you'll be abusing that free scripts card when you get heartburn! My babies are voen with a head full of hair and I had horrendous heartburn, did in a mahussive bottle of gaviscon I think it was called every week!

*Were born

AliOh Fri 27-Sep-13 18:32:56

Hello notabarbiegirl and welcome smile

My weekend is going to consist of doing absolutely nothing and probably a lot of sleeping (bliss).

Have to go into work on Monday sad usually my day off so it's a short weekend for me sad

Chip86 Fri 27-Sep-13 18:33:29

Oh yer sense of smell (stupid bin day now know what every one in the street has been eating all week)
The taste in your mouth yuk
Told u i was forgetfull
Made myself toast this morning instead of sandwich's for lunch, at lunch time whent to canteen forgot sandwiches had to go back and get them
Its been a long week as tuesday i was saying bye have a nice weekend to everyone scary thing no one said anything
Told boss, he is more excited than we are hehehe and wants to do a whole meeting to tell the team confused he also thinks he has magic powers as women in his team allways get pregnat very easly even thouse that have tried for years then he becomes there manager and they get pregnay straight away hahaha

MasterFlea Fri 27-Sep-13 18:34:36

Snort at the updates on your lady bits on FB, thePFJ (what is your Nickname short for?)

Oh facebook, I'd be annoyed in your shoes too. All I want for this weekend is to rest. PIL are visiting and staying over tomorrow night. That means a major clean up tomorrow morning but then they will entertain the dcs for the duration of the visit. whoo-hoo!

Never had a body pillow but ended up using various sized and many to keep me from rolling onto my back at night and then to make the bump comfortable. The body pillows look interesting and if all else fails, the baby can play with it when it is bigger. My dcs love the swiss ball I got as a birthing ball.

Chip86 Fri 27-Sep-13 18:36:46

Oh thanks PFJ
And sorry for to long post no one else to moan to or talk to about being pregnant

My weekends going to be really bad, i just want to sleep its not fair < stamps smelly hot feet >

FacebookStoleMyLife Fri 27-Sep-13 18:39:07

thePFJ body pillows are a gift from the gods, and lounging about on sofas is one of their many beauties. I have a cheapy from Argos that's on the website at £7.50 at the mo (V pillow, they describe as a back and neck pillow), comes with a pillow case (some don't) and I used it through my last pregnancy from about 5 months to support my bump and then between my knees (much more comfy position for your hips when you're sleeping on your side with a bump). Then after DS was born I used it to support him to breastfeed. It was so handy every time we travelled it went in the suitcase first and clothes just had to fit in round it.

mumof2 I know exactly what you mean! I had shocking heart burn with DS from the very beginning of pregnancy to the end. This bub looks like being the same so I have a bumper stock of tablets stashed round the house.

I think I'm going crazy. Ice cream van just went past and instead of rushing to get my shoes and chasing it a mile around town, I groaned and wanted it to shut up because I'm tired and have a headache. What's wrong with me??? shock

Oh, and preference - LUSH or bodyshop? grin Bodyshop has 40% off and free delivery over £20, but LUSH has stuff for my hair, and it feels so rank atm I really want nice hair stuff. Opinions? (And what ingredients eg essential oils and lavender and whatever do I need to avoid?)

The in laws asked to visit us from last night till sunday. I said no! Well actually bit of a lie, I made OH say no as he's been working really hard all week so we want to spend time together. Stupid thing is we've had an argument and he's fucking ignoring me! Twat! Have to admit it is bloody peaceful though smile

FacebookStoleMyLife Fri 27-Sep-13 18:45:18

Oh chip I can sympathise. Lets stomp our smelly feet together. What are you up to this weekend? You making toast made me chuckle, sounds exactly like the odd things I've been doing. And definitely don't apologise for the long post!

Master (hehe, cool name abreviation) that's interesting, I wonder what DS will think when I get my swiss ball back out. He'll probably destroy the living room!

FacebookStoleMyLife Fri 27-Sep-13 18:54:47

Moomin lush are just sooo pricey they scare me a bit, but they are a nice treat.

Mumof2 I hope it's nothing to serious, they do like to pick their stroppy moments don't they?! Enjoy the peace and make sure he grovels suitably when he's gets his act together

I know, normally I'd be BODYSHOP BODYSHOP BODYSHOP but student grant is in grin

ThePFJ Fri 27-Sep-13 19:03:52

MasterFlea ThePFJ has been with me since 1999 - I feel old now.... It's short for The People's Front of Judea - as used on Monty Python's Life of Brian.... It has a long history as an on screen name, and I am quite attached to it... although I hail as Kit Nightingale in Discworld circles.. if anyone reads those books, and that's how I met my DH! I sometimes do think about giving myself a smartass MN name..... ohhh the fun I could have.... mwah ahahahahaha

Is a V pillow just as good as a body pillow then? IF so I am sooo getting one next week when I have the cash!!!

Chip86 Fri 27-Sep-13 19:04:49

Moomin wont lush smell?

Facebook, we are picking inlaws up from airpot then driving them two hours, with me noding smiling pretending i know whats going on as they dont speak english, they are lovey though, to DH sis who has 4 kids under 5 and one older =mad house, DH not seen them in ages so can see we will not leave till silly o'clock in morning drive two hours home then do all the normal stuff u have to do at weekend.
Trying to convince my self it will be fine

ThePFJ Fri 27-Sep-13 19:05:08

Another weird thing I am craving - Honey I Washed The Kids soap from Lush.... not to eat though... to SNIFF..... hmm

FacebookStoleMyLife Fri 27-Sep-13 19:06:04

hehe, I think student loan payments are still the highest my bank account's ever been! I have a lovely lady that makes products just like lush but a much better price, she's taking a break for a few months though sad I'll keep you posted if she starts selling again soon though her shampoo soap is divine (and she makes soaps that look like custard cream biscuits, they're fab)

Soaps that look like custard creams? shock WANT. grin

I love the smell of some of LUSH's products, I think what gives them the edge over bodyshop is that they mix ingredients rather than having just strawberry, mango, shea, coconut etc. But I've gone for Bodyshop in the end; 40% discount is too good to miss grin

FacebookStoleMyLife Fri 27-Sep-13 19:10:48

thepfj I love your screen name story! Monty Python and discworld, you're my kinda' gal. I don't know if they're as good as body pillows (would that be the long straight ones?) but I do love my V, I never had any cause to complain.

Chip yikes, that's quite an ordeal. I'm sure you'll handle it brilliantly but I do really feel for you. Will you be okay on the car journey MS wise?

ThePFJ Fri 27-Sep-13 19:11:04

Put me down for 20 custard creams to eat AND sniff........ grin

snoozysleeper Fri 27-Sep-13 19:13:40

Nice new thread

Hello everyone!!

I'm 5+4 which I think makes me inbetween a sesame seed and a lentil confused

ThePFJ Fri 27-Sep-13 19:13:50

Chip Maybe you could develop some sort of comedy sign language or do shadow puppets? Deformed rabbit is my favourite...

V Pillow it is then - glad you have good taste Facebook! Dare I ask how indeed the dreaded Facebook stole your life?? grin And will I need popcorn?

Facebook is an awesome name! Come on you have to give us the story as PFJ has so politely asked...
Facebokm gave me my fiancé smile

Chip86 Fri 27-Sep-13 19:21:20

Facebook i dont have MS i have the squits instead wich is more fun hehehe

PFJ good plan

Thats why i come on here for the good laugh oh i needed that today, stressfull week thanks lovely ladies

Im going to get full lengh pillow allready sleeping with duvet half under me, half over me, the half of me sticking out is going to get cold soon isn't it

Sorry about spelling to tired to know if its right or wrong

Btw Facebook he only has the hump as he does 5:2 diet and is on a low calorie day today and im laying on the sofa dunking digestives into my tea! Haha, pregnancy is good!

chip you still suffering with the squities?! Bloody hell girl you must be wasting away!

Chip86 Fri 27-Sep-13 19:23:55

Yes mumof2 no dieting for next 9months yay

Snoozy you are only 3 days away from a blueberry sized baby.

NannyPlumForPM Fri 27-Sep-13 19:29:32

hasn't read disc world blush

On the forgetful front, I cooked dd some fishfingers and waffles for tea (very nutritious) came back half an hour later and I had forgot to put the tray IN the oven hmm unimpressed she was.

I am sicky again today blearghh. On the plus side I am now lounging in my wonderful new maternity bra grin I've gone up to a 38 F!! It's huuuuge

AliOh Fri 27-Sep-13 19:29:46

ThePFJ took me ages to choose a screen name for here and you've just reminded me that my teenage screen name used to be Rincewind ! Whyy didn't I remember that! Lol

Chip86 Fri 27-Sep-13 19:30:43

No some how mumof2 im massive because so i dont feel sick i eat hehehe

I was going to say somthing else but forgot ahhh brain

FacebookStoleMyLife Fri 27-Sep-13 19:32:11

hehe, not a very exciting tale I'm afraid. Definitely not popcorn worthy. Basically I run a small business making bridal accessories and Facebook is my main marketing site, so I have to spend sooo much of my day updating statuses, uploading pics and networking with other businesses, it feels like I spend most of my life on there!

oooh chip You poor thing! fx for a nice uneventful journey (but take spare trousers and pants just in case...

a bit nervous my pillow recommendation is being taken but I've got it out to check and even in its well used state I can confirm it's snuggly as anything.

hi Snoozy! welcome in x

ThePFJ Fri 27-Sep-13 19:35:46

You know what to do Chip get a measure of brandy down you - it will work a treat. Brandy will stop the flow. TRUST me... also will make the 'smile and nod when you make eye contact' thing with your foreign in laws SOOOOOO much easier to do 50 times in 2 hours......

Oh chip im the same, eating is yge inly thing yhst takes away the nausea, im going to be the size of a house! I cant wait for my scan on the 13th October as soon as I know baby is ok im hitting the weights and cardio again.

Chip86 Fri 27-Sep-13 19:38:18

Thats the plan facebook hehehe

With ms if you have sudden urge u can lean over a hedge and there u go, i know its not nice but i cant leave my problem behind, oh i suppose i could go for a walk in a dog park grin oh would have to be in the dark blush keep up brain that is not a good idea ahhh

Oh yer remember now not even that interesting sorry
Bluberry +3 yay well exciting for me grin

FacebookStoleMyLife Fri 27-Sep-13 19:40:16

mwahahahaha! mumof2 you enjoy those digestives! I say crunch extra loud and he can sulk all he likes

Nanny don't worry we won't judge you for not reading Discworld books (much ;) ), they're fab though if you like a bit of fantasy humour e.g. 'a wizard's staff has a knob on the end', you get the idea. And your oven incident made me chuckle. I tend to turn our hob off at the wall in case DS decides to turn the dials, many meals this week have been left on cold hob rings until my fuzzy brain clicks into gear.

Chip86 Fri 27-Sep-13 19:40:33

Umm brandy and i could just blame every thing on pregnacy hormones no one would guess i was a little tipsy hehehe

My forum names have always been uninteresting.. just variations on my name/nickname.

FacebookStoleMyLife Fri 27-Sep-13 19:44:45

Nothing wrong with that Moomin, there was a long while I didn't post on any discussions because I couldn't come up with a name (seriously this was the best I came up with after brainstorming)

nanny PFJ which discworld book is your fav? I need a new book to read. Ordered Don quixote de la mancha but finding it so freaking difficult!

Halfbaked Fri 27-Sep-13 19:45:44

Oh a shiny new thread- welcome new Maybies

I will mainly be sieving poo this weekend. I've just spent the afternoon in A&E as DD swallowed a coin! Thankfully she's ok, just got to make sure nature takes its course- bleurgh!

The joys of parenthood!! I might have to put DH on duty as strong smells are making me gag, and with my super sense of smell everything is a strong smell!

I've got a full body pillow lurking in the garage, must get it out I forget what it's called but it is amazing.

Chip86 Fri 27-Sep-13 19:48:40

Oh halfbaked that sounds fun glad your DD ok though

lolablu Fri 27-Sep-13 19:50:44

hi everyone on the shiny new thread. my blueberry (i think thats my fruit of the week) and I have arrived smile 7 weeks today.. horay.. midwife on tuesday. call me paranoid but I dont want to write my stats up until my 12 week scan. it still feels like my little secret at the moment. :D

ThePFJ Fri 27-Sep-13 19:58:08

Facebook awwwwwww I think you have every reason for that name.... I would love to see what you sell!! I am sure your pillow recommendation is wonderful.. I can't wait to get one... pregnant is my excuse to get things to increase my sofa time appreciation.... wink

Yay Chip! Brandy will sort you right out.. 2 hours in the car with the runs... you will need it!

Favourite discworld book.... arghhhhh too hard to choose really.... the novels get better and better as Pratchett improves... but since we are all girls together here.... You should definately read the witches books... they get sooooooo good ..... then the Death and the Watch novels.....
here's a link grin it will help.....


I am notte a Discworld Nutter. Honest. COUGH COUGH.
Well you DID aske.......

ThePFJ Fri 27-Sep-13 20:00:24

Halfbaked OMG poor you..... sieving poo...... something I have never had to do.. yet......
Lola awwwwwww for your little secret..... you are so much more patient than me.... jealous!

Lovely stuff equal rites it is then, thank you PFJ

NannyPlumForPM Fri 27-Sep-13 20:07:26

Yep I'm gonna get me to thee library and pick out some disc world, I'm actually a 13 year old boy in disguise quite a fan of all things fantasy smile cheers girlies!

FacebookStoleMyLife Fri 27-Sep-13 20:07:53

Halbaked you brave soul, definitely has the other half for help don't struggle through the smell (oh and buy a sieve you can throw away after...)

mumof2 my absolute favourite discworld book is 'Small Gods', I could read that one over and over (and it's not as tied in to the series characters as others are so it's a good book to wet your Pratchett whistle)

NannyPlumForPM Fri 27-Sep-13 20:09:21

Effing hell I can't even read the bloody reading order!

FacebookStoleMyLife Fri 27-Sep-13 20:10:27

Equal Rites is fab too! a great one to pick to start mumof2, oh and 'Thief of time' is amazing, if I wasn't deeply engrossed in the Song of Ice and Fire books I'd be raiding my bookshelves

ThePFJ Fri 27-Sep-13 20:13:23

Awwwwww NannyPlum we still love you even if you are a young boy haunting Mumsnet in order to understand the mysterious ways of womankind......Is there anything you would like to ask us about pants... or boobies???!!!

facebook Small gods is brilliant... If had to pick one today... It would be Wee Free Men.. but I'll change my mind tomorrow. Big Jobs!

AliOh Fri 27-Sep-13 20:15:08

Are the books good facebook I've just finished game of thrones, can't wait for the next series

ThePFJ Fri 27-Sep-13 20:15:43

So I am going to be on my own tonight... Anyone recommend some comedy chick flicks to sate my hormones???

Squiffie Fri 27-Sep-13 20:21:17

Got my bfp this morning - been ttc for almost 2 years but still a bit of a shocker shock

I think my edd is 14/5/14

BananaHammocks Fri 27-Sep-13 20:25:12

Congrats Squiffie! Friends of mine took nearly years to conceive too, she is weeks away from her due date now and going well!

Brodicea Fri 27-Sep-13 20:29:58

Wowzers squiffle! Congrats!

I'm a lurker on this thread although I am on the stats spreadsheet: due 4th May. There ARE a lot of Maybies - I'm thinking of lots of summer shagging? Perhaps even holiday shagging? Afternoon delight? etc?

Ali I am obsessed with Game of Thrones, just read ALL the books as I couldn't wait until next year to find out what happens next - now, I just can't wait for the next books!

PFJ - Bridesmaids?

Evenin' all... Just place marking so I don't lose the new thread, am away at my mum's, still feeling rough tho. Shreddies are helping with morning MS, the rest of the day is less fixable. DM tells me I look like a 'dying duck', flattering as ever!
Bath and bed shortly, DS was up and perky at 5 this morning hmm


BananaHammocks Fri 27-Sep-13 20:35:09

Has anyone else got to 6 weeks and not a hint of morning sickness? It's concerning me how totally normal I feel! I think going cold turkey on caffeine and alcohol might be helping me feel better than normal even! confused

lolablu Fri 27-Sep-13 20:35:19

Whenever I watch films at the moment they have to be the ones I know, mainly so I can fall asleep/lose interest/ not get surprised. soppy sap that I am smile

FacebookStoleMyLife Fri 27-Sep-13 20:36:41

I'm really enjoying them Alioh but they are a bit life draining, the sheer length and volume of them means don't start unless you want to get tied down for a while. They're very detailed and remembering the characters and how they connect can feel like a real test at times. But if you like a bit of drama and fantasy they're epic

pfj can't go wrong with When Harry Met Sally, Four Weddings, Clueless or Bridget Jones I think.

Welcome Squiffie, and congrats on your BFP after all this time

Cybercat Fri 27-Sep-13 20:42:51

Hi Banana, I have no MS so far either - I don't want it but it would be reassuring. The only symptoms I have are PMS type symptoms (sore boobs & tearful occasionally). Oh and I'm not ravenous all the time, I usually spend every waking moment thinking of my next meal but I just can't be bothered!

BananaHammocks Fri 27-Sep-13 20:49:07

Hi Cybercat, I don't think my mum had morning sickness so hopefully I just take after her! Can't check with her yet as haven't told her!

How many people have you all told so far? I've told DH and my best friend and that's it!

Cybercat Fri 27-Sep-13 20:51:11

I can't say the same! I've blabbed to next door neighbours, work colleagues, one of my friends (ok, 2 but lets hope DH doesn't read this) and both sets of parents/siblings know. Ooops!

AliOh Fri 27-Sep-13 20:53:33

Hmm maybe I'll give them a miss for now then facebook struggles to keep up with the characters in the TV Series!

Welcome to the Maybies squiffie and congrats smile

Squiffie Fri 27-Sep-13 20:54:02

BananaHammocks I'm 7+2 until I see a midwife and she changes it and I've had no symptoms!

I've not told anyone yet, well except DH anyway!

Squiffie Fri 27-Sep-13 20:55:57

This is DC 3 for us, we have DS 5 and DD who's 3 next month!

Welcome to the Maybies squiffie, congrats grin

ThePFJ Fri 27-Sep-13 21:11:20

I think a Bridget Jones fest is in order.... thanks girls... or Kinky boots...

Well I have my grapes and curly wurlies...... my 4 cats roaming around being mental... but the house always seems so quiet when I am on my own..... 'Allll by myselfffffffffffff - don't wanna beeeeeeeee......' (sorry Bridget Jones hasn't even started yet.....) hmm

NannyPlumForPM Fri 27-Sep-13 21:13:14

Welcome welcome. I have a question about bras actually rather than boobies... If it is causing irritation in my armpit do I assume I have the straps too tight?

NannyPlumForPM Fri 27-Sep-13 21:18:16

Oh my god am watching 16 and pregnant and Am in floods of tears !!!! The baby stopped breathing and was whizzed away an I can't stop watching sad sad sad

ThePFJ Fri 27-Sep-13 21:27:35

NannyPlum Boys your age should have a bra fitted... pop into M&S and ask for a fitting, after they have spent 30 mins laughing at your boyish figure I am sure they will find the right lacy training bra for you.
Please tell us that baby is going to be ok... wait - it's TV - I am sure baby will be fine.......... hmm

CoffeeGuzzler Fri 27-Sep-13 21:32:27

Banahammocks my doctor said that the tendency for sickness or not often runs in the family. So maybe ask your mum or sisters if they had much?

Welcome Squiffie. Many congratulations.

Got the new iphone oh yeah. My fat fingers don't deserve that phone.

I'm watching One Born Every Minute... old episode, about unplanned pregnancies. One woman who's nearly 40 and the other who's 18 smile

Coffee, not sure that always works - no-one in my family had morning sickness at all really, which is why my parents are convinced I'm having twins hmm

CoffeeGuzzler Fri 27-Sep-13 21:46:39

moomin Yeah it's more of a guide really. Definitely doesn't work all the time. Twins!! Do you think morning sickness is worth it for the privilege (!) of two-in-one labour pains?!

AliOh Fri 27-Sep-13 21:47:01

Moomin think I watched that OBEM episode the other day smile I'm addicted at the moment, much to DPs horror. Although I did catch him watching it when we first found out hmm

Agree with you coffee my mum was asking me if I was getting sick and I said mainly just nauseous in the evening - she said she was exactly the same.

NannyPlumForPM Fri 27-Sep-13 21:47:17

Baby was fine smile ! Yes I think my boyish figure stumped the mothercare lady. I think she was just surprised to see a young lad in her shop demanding a bra fitting tbh...

Maybe that made her get the figure wrong? wink

Coffee At first I thought if it's twins, I'd fall apart. Now I just feel like as long as it's/they're healthy, I don't care if there's one, two, or fifty.

Ok, not sure my hooha could recover from fifty, and I'm not sure the morning sickness is that bad, but you know what I mean.

Cybercat Fri 27-Sep-13 21:51:09

I am refusing to watch any midwife prograns now (head is firmly in the sand!).

Cybercat Fri 27-Sep-13 21:51:32


BroodyTroody Fri 27-Sep-13 21:59:18

Evening all! Just checking in on huge new thread!

Hope you all feeling good smile

ThePFJ Fri 27-Sep-13 21:59:29

I am trying to aviod One Born Every Minute at the moment because I know I'll end up watching it 24/7 and drive DH mad..... no idea how long I'll hold out though..... still 7 months to go o.O

ThePFJ Fri 27-Sep-13 22:01:35

Yay NannyPlum !! You've taken the first step.....don't be afraid to share your feelings and awkward teenage questions with us though.....

NannyPlumForPM Fri 27-Sep-13 22:09:55

Thanks PFJ. I'm mainly wondering how the baby will escape without me having the necessary 'equipment' and the midwife is gonna be SURPRISED!

moomin I used to really want twins. Until I had one child. And realised my two hands and dp's two hands were seven hands less than we needed at any one time. Now double that.... No, no I would not be ecstatic ATM if I had twins news. Plus what if it's THREE

RosesInTheRain Fri 27-Sep-13 22:15:54

marking place

envy <<<< vom face

Really hoping this one is healthy as I never want to do this again!

RosesInTheRain Fri 27-Sep-13 22:17:29

hope everyone else feels better than me!

Watching OBEM has made me scared enough about having one child. I think if the scan shows twins, my head will implode from not knowing whether to smile or cry.

I just hope it shows something healthy (and human, preferably).

ThePFJ Fri 27-Sep-13 22:21:22

No one is allowed to mention the word twins in my presence in my part of the world.... I get very annoyed!
I am sure your MW will be happy to coax the baby out of your smaller front exit Nanny........Now try that image on your DH and watch his face change.....

Roses sympathy for you xxxxxxxx

Sorry ThePFJ blush

I just feel so run down this evening. Gall bladder playing up again; was supposed to have a specialist appointment towards December to sort it out and been told to go to A&E for monitoring every time it plays up but all I want to do is hide under my duvet. It's not too bad at the moment anyway.

Feel so sorry for OH blush everyone keeps just leaving the washing up. I did it all this morning and now he's doing it all, after doing the washing and drying too all evening. I tried to tell him to leave it and teach others that they need to pull their weight but he's too bloody nice.

Chip86 Fri 27-Sep-13 22:37:02

Hows the film PFJ

Welcome new Maybaies and congratulations

Moomin start as you mean to go on so dont do there washing up for them put it in a black bag and leave it out side there door you might have to get your own items and hide them or you will always be cleaning up oh and for a laugh right brest milk on all the milk hehehehe

Night lovely ladies enjoy your evening xxx

ThePFJ Fri 27-Sep-13 22:37:05

Oh no it's fine for you lot to mention them... just no one here in Derbyshire or anyone who rings me. Or my neighbour. Or especially my mother.

ThePFJ Fri 27-Sep-13 22:38:20

LOL Chip!!! xxxxxxx

Haha Chip that made me giggle smile two of my housemates are my best friends, and one I really get on well with, the other keeps all her food and equipment in her room, cooks downstairs, eats upstairs, then brings her dishes and cooking equipment down and leaves it for others to wash hmm

I mean there's my two best friends, my OH, the one I get on well with and the one who keeps all her food - not that one of my best friends keeps all her food in her room :P God I can't write properly.

NannyPlumForPM Fri 27-Sep-13 23:14:51

Ah the joys of house sharing. I promptly left my first halls, and my first uni when a flat'mate' took my ice cubes out and froze new ones. Each with one of his PUBES in.

I was 18. That was 7 years ago. I am bitter still

ThePFJ Fri 27-Sep-13 23:28:04

o.O ...........

ThePFJ Fri 27-Sep-13 23:29:15

And I thought my uni housemates were bad....... no words.... no words.... that is just..... >.<

ThePFJ Fri 27-Sep-13 23:30:10

I may have to laugh just a little bit though..... night night girls... you are lovely company.... thank you for the laughs xxxxxxxxx

thistlelicker Fri 27-Sep-13 23:33:54

Woah I go to work and come back and u have all hammered a new thread!!!!gringringringrin


I considered laxatives in some food last year when I was with random flatmates (halls, first year and random assignment) and they were the most disgusting, lazy people I've ever met... they left a pile of washing up in the sink for a week. In the end I assigned them their sink, put all their stuff in it - the water was just rancid, it made the whole flat smell, and the cleaner who came in nearly vomited and walked out again - and kept the other sink pristine and just for me grin

randdom Sat 28-Sep-13 06:23:53

Joy, it is the weekend and I have been awake since 4am sad on the positive side I just did the second clear blue test I had and the conception indicator has gone from 1-2 to 2-3 which is good! Now no more tests. I just did this one because I had it and a week had passed!

thistlelicker Sat 28-Sep-13 06:35:03

I sometimes
Wish I could poas still hahah!! I didn't fall asleep gone 1am and
Now awake- going
To be a long day

dobedobedo Sat 28-Sep-13 07:29:28

I've been awake since 6am and it's been lovely reading through your funny/lovely/kinda gross messages. Awww. thanks

bouncysmiley Sat 28-Sep-13 07:54:44

I feel for you facebook if it all gets too much just say you're ill and have a quiet day lounging while they rush around.

Feeling a not better today. Got my twelve week scan booked for 15 Oct! Thinking of taking dd who will be 2. Anyone else find this helpful with explaining what's happening?

Chip86 Sat 28-Sep-13 08:14:24

Morning All

Nanny ew no wonder you left yuck

Bouncy if they let you take your DD then i think thats lovely some hospitals dont let you

Right going to try to sleep some more as i only got up to pee but had to check MN as im addicted

My local hospital is one that lets siblings in for all appointments/scans. I dont see ehy some hospital would want to deny that to a young mind, surely it helps them to understand and start building a bond.

Can't wait to get my hair re-highlighted today, ive got the most amazing gay hairdresser! OH and I are having a 'date night' tonight whilst my parents have the kids!

Chip checking mumsnet is a necessity us ladies talk so bloody much if we don't check in regularly we'll lose track or have 100's of posts to read in one go!

Isean Sat 28-Sep-13 09:19:31

Marking my spot!

Hope all you lovely ladies are doing well & your wee plus ones are cooking along nicely!

Nausea, vomit, headache, shakes, exhaustion, tears, etc for me this week!


NannyPlumForPM Sat 28-Sep-13 09:29:34

I know tears! Dd just did her first ballet lesson and I was so tearful. Bloody wimp grin

This cough and cold is still lingering sad

Anyone decided if they're going to get the flu jab yet?

Im steering clear of flu jab! Didn't have it when carrying dd2 and the swine flu jab was included. I don't thnk they test on pregnant women do they? So how can we know its safe?

dobedobedo Sat 28-Sep-13 09:59:43

I think I'll get the flu jab. I hate needles but I had the proper flu once 10 years ago and it was the worst time of my life! Thought I was going to die. I don't like the idea of having it again while pregnant!

In other news, when do you think my dh will piss off and take ds to drama so I can scoff nice n spicey nik naks for breakfast? grin

I'm not fussed over needles, never bothered me, but I hate the flu, and being on a course at uni where you're spending up to 10 hours a day in close confines with people... I don't know if it's a disaster waiting to happen!

thistlelicker Sat 28-Sep-13 10:10:26

Oh my! I'm almost 30 and just
One direction tickets!!! Bean will be 4 weeks old!!

Haha thistle by personal choice or under duress from someone? grin

I'm craving potatoes and cheese right now... something I've never had any interest in before.... but I feel sick, and 10am is too early to eat potatoes and cheese, isn't it?

thistlelicker Sat 28-Sep-13 10:22:29

Guilty pleasure ;-)

thistle me too!!! Im taking my 9 year old and her friend with my mate and her daughter. Block 141 row 18! I have to admit although im a rock music kinda gal I do like a bit of 1D! I have to admit though I cant contain myself over seeing 30stm in November.

Just realised I had to admit twice! Fricking hate repeating myself, really should read my posts before posting them so I dont sound like a tw*t!

randdom Sat 28-Sep-13 10:38:24

I am going to get the flu jab. I get it every year anyway due to work and I wouldn't want to risk the flu.

I have a day out with some of my friends planned today. Thankfully I don't drink normally but I do worry that someone will twig!

Chip86 Sat 28-Sep-13 10:40:36

Moomin you are pregnant its never to early to eat anything you fancy especialy if its going to stay down smile

Yes mumof2 this thread does move fast if you dont check in every day you end up with so much reading to do hehehe

Thanks Chip grin

If OH gets back and asks why I'm eating cheesy potatoes at 11am, I'll swing for him angry wink

dobedobedo Sat 28-Sep-13 10:46:38

Moomin, you're pregnant! You can eat what you want, when you want. Thems the rules wink

Cybercat Sat 28-Sep-13 10:51:41

Morning all! What are your weekend plans? DH has gone to work, he took an overtime shift today to get some money saved. I have the second load of washing in the machine and have upset the neighbours by mowing the lawn (they gave me a filthy look and slammed the bedroom window!). I wouldn't have mowed the lawn at 10am on a Sunday but I don't think a Saturday is that unreasonable. My energy levels plummet by about 2pm so I'm doing as much as I can early.

Karma bit me on the bum though as I've just found that my laptop has been sprayed on again. One of our cats has behavioural issues when it comes to spraying (for 3 1/2 years now) and despite all advice we are getting nowhere. It is driving me to think awful things - she is having an ultrasound herself next week to look for evidence of cancer and I'm ashamed of what I've been thinking.

I will be having the flu jab, as I am at a higher risk due to working with patients and also being pregnant I'm not risking. Not keen on the idea of it when pregnant but flu hits pregnant women so much harder and our infection control nurse tole me this week that every winter they have at least one pregnant lady in intensive care due to flu.

AliOh Sat 28-Sep-13 11:00:28

moomin if that's what you fancy, eat it! I must admit that I have a tonne of chicken stew left over from last nights meal and I am tempted smile

Kri5ty Sat 28-Sep-13 11:12:35

Hellooooo, I'll catch up and get to know everyone when I've finished work.

I'm Kristy, from Manchester, due 27th may.

Already have a toddler who will be 2 on nov

...headaches have started already! Oh and the boobs!

Chip86 Sat 28-Sep-13 11:15:27

Hi kristy welcome and congratulations

AliOh Sat 28-Sep-13 11:15:44

Hi kri5ty congrats and welcome to the Maybies smile

I'm liking them rules grin potatoes are cooking as I speak grin

And my Cow and Gate baby club pack has arrived!! grin

thistlelicker Sat 28-Sep-13 11:46:08

Wohoooo another
Girlie from Manchester!!! Welcome!!

Well that didn't last long... halfway through the cheesy potatoes sad I hate morning sickness!

Hi Kristy, welcome to the mabies, feel the love and support from all, whether your bitching about sore boobs or irrirating other halfs!

I need to be at the hairdressers soon but actually feel like im going to throw up today rather than just having nausea sad

loopylou52 Sat 28-Sep-13 12:01:34

Hi everyone,

Sorry to those feeling rubbish today. I'm having a better feeling day so far today so trying to appreciate it while it lasts.

We had our private scan today and everything was great - spot on for dates (well, one day out) and a good strong heartbeat. Amazing and such a relief! smile


three/four (depending on how you count it) days until my booking in appointment! grin

Chip86 Sat 28-Sep-13 12:05:37

Oh loopy thats great news well done thanks

Im refusing to get out of bed and get in-laws as have headach and nothing to wear nothing fits im having a strop a 2 year old would be proud of grin

Afternoon all, and thanks to all the newbies - we must be approaching 100 Maybies by now shock - we have been busy this summer lol!

Can't believe we're on the third thread already - I only missed one day and spent 45 mins catching up!

Here's the linky to the baby size site in case anyone missed it.

8 weeks today - MiniRRRabbit's a raspberry!!! grin

dobedobedo Sat 28-Sep-13 12:08:21

I'm supposed to be doing a food shop today but I just can't face it. I might not leave the house all day!
Do supermarkets make anyone else feel sicker? I can't get around tesco these days without retching every few minutes. confused

thistlelicker Sat 28-Sep-13 12:09:38

Today I don't even feel a tiny bit pregnant!!! I wish I had consistent symptoms!!! Even boobs r less sore!!! I keep expecting to start bleeding!! Somebody slap me!!!!

dobedobedo Sat 28-Sep-13 12:11:06

jessica I was just wondering why so many of us were here. Was there nothing good on the telly in August?!

Dobe, I know what you mean, nearly boaked by the fish counter at morrisons yesterday. envy

I never really liked eating fish so avoid it at all costs but I thought that fresh fish wasn't supposed to smell fishy?? They've got it wrong there if so!

dobedobedo Sat 28-Sep-13 12:13:33

SLAP thistle! I find myself wishing I felt sick and then when I feel sick, I wish I didn't. Pregnancy is a funny ole thing. My other half is terrified every time I come out of the bathroom in case I'm gonna give him bad news. I do keep "checking" too. I think it's normal to be so neurotic!

No slaps allowed for totally normal and understandable thoughts thistle - only brew and possibly cake . You'll be feeling sick and sore again before you know it, don't worry. wink

Dobe you're harsh!! Did you read 50 Shades too?? grin

Nah she'd have spanled thistle instead of slap ;)

Oh poo, meant spanked

positive mental attitude thistle

AliOh Sat 28-Sep-13 12:49:33

Dobedo I think it's the lights in the supermarkets that make me feel ill!

Help please everyone I'm having a dilemma! So I'm making my lists of what we need and costs (so we can budget) and found the car seat I want half price on sale! Do I buy or not? I'm really reluctant to but my mum is saying just buy it! And I could do with saving as much money as possible! What do you guys think?

Lol mumof2 good job no spanking or else thistle's inner goddess might have exploded. shock grin

Buy it AliOh - sounds like a good deal and it's good to spread out the major purchases too imo.

Are any NW Maybies at Event City for the Baby & Toddler show tomorrow btw?

Halfbaked Sat 28-Sep-13 13:14:51

dobedo I agree about shopping, I think I'll try and do some online shopping. I'd buy the car seat, can't resist a bargain!

I think I'll have the flu jab, I've just had a letter about DD's flu vaccine, unfortunately if I want her to have it she'll have to have an injection as the nasal spray isn't allowed if a household member I pregnant!

Cybercat Sat 28-Sep-13 13:24:25

AliOh Id buy the car seat if it is a good deal - its not like you are rushing out buying everything xx

jellyandcake Sat 28-Sep-13 13:24:48

Roses I'm with you - this is my second and last! I will never put myself through the hell of early pregnancy again! Am so sick of feeling ill ALL the time!

Twins would be terrifying. Have wondered what on earth we would do financially not to mention the logistics - of birth, sleep, everything!

jellyandcake Sat 28-Sep-13 13:28:44

And have also been wondering why May is so popular! I guess it's nine months after peak wedding/holiday season! Makes me more inclined towards homebirth in case the lovely birth centre near me is full up. My last birth was over Christmas and I had the whole place to myself!


AliOh Sat 28-Sep-13 13:28:58

Thanks guys I think I will since I have the cash spare (!) not buying anything else though, must stop looking so I'm not tempted!

Sorry to hear your having such a bad time of it jelly hope you start feeling better soon and everyone else that is suffering at the moment

jelly must have been the decent summer we had, plus like you said weddings (romance and alcohol!) and holidays, got us all a bit randy ;)

I blame my OH for finally proposing on holiday, hence I am now 6+2!

jellyandcake Sat 28-Sep-13 13:52:20

Yep, this little bean (or maybe olive by now?!) is a holiday souvenir...er, as was DS as well now I come to think of it...

AliOh Sat 28-Sep-13 13:58:00

Well I'm sorry to say my story is not quite as romantic - I'm pretty sure ours is a make up sex baby blush

onefunkymama Sat 28-Sep-13 13:59:09

Hello folks- anyone else finding they have more saliva than normal? Wanting to feel 'more' preg soon, only 5+4.

Also, anyone know when the next midwife/ delivery program is on normal channels? Missing my fix!

onefunkymama Sat 28-Sep-13 14:00:05

Ours as taken a while but suspect also a holiday baby

Ours was "parents are out of the house for a few hours, quick, let's do it" hmm

thistlelicker Sat 28-Sep-13 14:52:13

Ours was just one of them nights!! Hahaha

dobedobedo Sat 28-Sep-13 14:53:25

Ours is either a holiday baby, or a drunken night out for dh's 30th. Oops!

Ours was a hangover cure! blush

Kri5ty Sat 28-Sep-13 15:12:37

Ours was a "we have a childminder for the night".

thistle hellooooo fellow Manchester Gal, where about are you? We are in Urmston.

moomin i love your name... My twitter name includes moomin... Used to be obsessed with the word!

My parents have called me Moomin since I was a baby grin My real name is Maddy, so I've always been Maddy Moomin/Maddy Moo. I'm 19 now and they still call me Moomintroll 90% of the time; it's easy to forget I have any other name grin

Haha jelly come to think of it our dd2 was a holiday baby as well as this one, its the sunshine and cocktails that puts our guards down!

thistlelicker Sat 28-Sep-13 15:30:45

Just by Heaton park :-)

Chip86 Sat 28-Sep-13 16:09:43

Im sat on M25 car park yay

Our baby was a dont worry about protection this time been reading MN its all most impossible to get pregnant ooops blush

Spirael Sat 28-Sep-13 16:22:25

Ahah, found you all! And just spent ages catching up. Type slower! wink

Is that true about the flu vaccination for 2/3 YO's, Halfbaked? shock My DD had her nasal vac this morning. I've got my MW appointment, so it's not like the surgery didn't know that I'm pregnant.

Oh well, too late to worry about it now! Hopefully it's just because there's a fractionally higher chance of passing on weakened flu or something. I'm pretty robust, so I'm sure it'll be fine. smile

Cybercat Sat 28-Sep-13 17:00:43

I've just been told off by my mother for mowing the lawn (more so for yanking the pull cord) and doing too much. Feel suitably chastised lol!

Lol cybercat I got told of at toddler group by one of the lovely old dears for picking up one of the toddlers I look after! If your doing something wrong your body will tell you, for example my dd aged 3 insisting that she come and plonk herself on my stomach whilst I was laying on the sofa watching tv last night, it felt really uncomfortable so I knew she had to move.

AliOh Sat 28-Sep-13 17:11:27

So according to the midwife who just left a message on my phone I'm actually 12 weeks not 8ish when my last period was on 5th August?! And she rang me from my doctors surgery where I made the original appointment with GP for referral and they can't find any trace of me on the system?! This does not reassure me!

Halfbaked Sat 28-Sep-13 17:14:43

spirael yep it was in the leaflet they sent, that was a bit rubbish of them not to ask, as I would imagine a reasonable proportion of women may well be pregnant. There are certainly quite a few of us, just on this thread, with 2-3 year olds. I'm sure you'll be fine though, I guess you could always ask for the jab too, I assume its the same strain.

DH took DD out, got shopping including cake- result!

BananaHammocks Sat 28-Sep-13 17:21:35

Ooooooh I just got a really strong metallic taste in my mouth! Was prodding around trying to find out what was bleeding and there was not blood on my finger so looked in the mirror and nothing, I think I may have finally had a symptom! Yay for me! 6+1.

Spirael Sat 28-Sep-13 17:28:22

I've done a bit of checking online and it sounds like it'll be ok, Halfbaked. smile The nasal vaccine isn't licensed for pregnant women (doesn't necessarily mean it's not safe) but there doesn't seem to be any evidence to suggest being around someone who's had it is a problem. Probably just your GP being extra cautious.

I'm amused by those of you told to rest... I spent my morning fitting blinds to three large windows and my afternoon up a ladder playing with a power drill and electricity to get a new PIR light fitted to the front of the house. No rest here! wink

BoogiesBunny Sat 28-Sep-13 17:39:43

Hi all on this shiny new thread! I believe that I am making up cravings to hide my true nature (which I am well aware of) as a very greedy person. Usually I'm good at eating well and manage to avoid my two favourite snacks - salt and vinegar crisps and jelly babies. I've just finished a whole bag of jelly babies (which never leaves you feeling good) and ate massive bags of crisps the last two nights. I know it's not a craving but when standing in the shop it's so easy to justify it. Oh well... I'll make up for it tomorrow!

Our boiler burst on Wednesday night so the plumbers have been here all day putting in a new one. I hate having workmen in - your house doesn't feel your own. I had to hold a wee in for 5hours!! When lovely DH eventually found out he asked them to go outside while I went as he didn't want me being uncomfortable down there. He is shaping up to be amazing in this pregnancy.

We conceived in August with ICSI. After 2.5years of trying I no longer understand how it just happens for you lucky ladies! It is beyond me! Don't you need doctors, drugs and all sorts to help it along?? LOL!


Spirael good on you girl!

I on the other hand nearly threw up in DP's face because his aftershave smelt horribly strong, then bollocked him for putting on too much. Poor man sheepishly explained that he put same amouny on as normal and thinks I may be a bit sensitive at the moment!

JodeyP Sat 28-Sep-13 17:43:36

DS1 was a 'New Year's Eve baby' ;-D and this one will be an 'anniversary celebration evening whilst on holiday baby'.

Welcome to all the newbies. I really don't get chance to come on here during the week with work and DS1 but I'm currently lying in a queen sized bed after a wedding breakfast, about to have a little nap before the evening reception starts. I have no child or DH so thought I'd check in on MN whilst I have some ME time. Heaven xx

Hope everyone is well. I'm having waves of mild nausea but nothing major as yet.


Boogies We had a new bathroom fitted today and I didn't go either - had the longest wee ever when they left. grin

Boogies sorry to hear you've had to wait so long!

I think the reason it came as such a surprise was because we'd had two lucky escapes previously - I came off the pill because of the effects, and my doctors are awful at arranging alternative contraception (thankfully my new ones seem better grin ), and basically I hate condoms - and I kind of assumed that because it hadn't happened twice, once more couldn't hurt.

What's that saying about three being a magic number? grin I do consider myself very lucky, even if it wasn't planned.

NannyPlumForPM Sat 28-Sep-13 18:16:13

allioh that's shocking!! U would def ring up and check on mon. 4 weeks seems a lot to be out by!!! I know you can have periods and be pregnant (as my friends did for 6 months of her pg) do it is possible but if you were ttc then you would know when the conception roughly was! Maybe a second opinion needed? But definitely a check at the very least!!

NannyPlumForPM Sat 28-Sep-13 18:17:04

Oh and mine was a legs akimbo lets try for a baby pre-curry wine fuelled moment :p

NannyPlumForPM Sat 28-Sep-13 18:18:12

I may have misread the post allioh was it after a dating scan or did the midwife just add up wrong!?

AliOh Sat 28-Sep-13 18:22:44

NannyPlum she just left a message saying I need to come in for booking in on Monday and scan ASAP as according to lmp I am 12 weeks. I know for a fact I would of written last lmp was 5th aug because we were ttc! Have to ring back 2moro morning so will see what she says but it doesn't fill me with confidence whatever happens, especially since apparently I don't exist on the nhs system! Rant over haha

NannyPlumForPM Sat 28-Sep-13 18:47:23

hmm she sounds a bit of a wally!

Was really looking forward to a night out with OH and my friends from last year... my housemate has invited herself along with us and she's nice but she doesn't know anyone at the uni and doesn't seem very sociable, she clings to my OH a lot (I know I sound like a jealous freak but I'm pregnant, I'm allowed to be). I want OH to be able to enjoy himself tonight sad

FacebookStoleMyLife Sat 28-Sep-13 20:24:15

Ooh Moomin I say strut your stuff and shake those (probably extra juicy these days) jublies, and don't worry your OH knows exactly what side his bread's buttered on.

Chip did you go to pick up the in-laws in the end or did the strop prevail? I sort of wish I'd thrown a strop this morning, I had a really nice day out with our friends but we went to a food festival! Started well (very scrummy pancake) but quickly took a turn for the worse. Very worn out, famished and sick sick sick now.

Welcome newbies!

Alioh sounds like they've got themselves very confused at your doctors, give them a ring and sort them out. BUT it might be cheeky but if you just go with it you can get them to bring your 12 week scan right forward and you'll get a cheeky extra scan.

Blimey Jess a whole day without a wee? Impressive. I can't make it 2 hours at the mo

PixieBumbles Sat 28-Sep-13 20:24:43

Had a total pregnancy brain moment earlier. Paying after filling up the car and couldn't understand why my pin number that I've had for ages wasn't working.

Turns out my passcode for the photocopier at work will not work with my bank card blush The lady behind the counter was not impressed.

Squiffie Sat 28-Sep-13 20:43:17

PixieBumbles the code for the house alarm never works either! confused

I'm worried about having no symptoms. I just don't feel pregnant at all. I just have an achy/crampy feeling all the time sad

I'm 7+3. Someone please tell me this is within the realms of 'normal' as didn't even know I was pregnant until 9 or 10 weeks with previous two!

FacebookStoleMyLife Sat 28-Sep-13 21:13:11

Squiffie very very normal, and the cramps are a very normal symptom too. Lots and lots of healthy pregnancies have no early symptoms at all so try not to let it get to you too much. But when it does come and chat to us, we all understand the worry.

Pixie that made me chuckle! I'll make sure I'm extra careful at the shops.

Cybercat Sat 28-Sep-13 21:45:47

Hi Squiffy I have very few symptoms too and am symptom spotting like mad. Really though I just have PMS type boobs and abdominal discomfort (intermittent). Its so tempting to buy more digital tests but if I added up the cost of those weekly I could afford an early scan. Hang in there Squiffy we'll be fine smile

Squiffie Sat 28-Sep-13 22:43:40

Thanks for the reassurance ladies. I'm currently at work feeling sick as a dog but think that's just this place! Lol x

Squiffie Sat 28-Sep-13 22:44:48

DH doesn't actually trust the tests I did as they were 3 for a £1 cheapies! hmm

Chip86 Sat 28-Sep-13 23:47:52

Hi Facebook my strop got me new jeans grin but also got to sit on the M25 for 3 hours. and we still not left sister in-law to go home yet has been a good dsy but tired and full of cold

I'm back grin had an awesome time, everyone loved my SuperTed costume complete with stuffed head. Had so many people asking for photos, randomly hugging me and just stroking my head when I was walking past/stood at the bar. Best bit is, no hangover (probably still sickness tomorrow though!) and I'll remember everything, I'm really starting to like staying sober shock grin

snoozysleeper Sun 29-Sep-13 00:46:45

Glad you had a good time moomin grin

Cupcake1985 Sun 29-Sep-13 09:14:38

Feelin sad today. Fed up. Dh is being a twat. Hes gone to london today so guess its a day for cleaning and food shopping for me. Its my birthday tomorrow. I went out for the day with friends yesterday and he didnt even text so ask if i was having fun. When i txt him he just replied moaning about the football. I dont know if im being sensitive. I blame his emotionally challenged dad he was with. Rant over.

Hugs cupcake, happy birthday for tomorrow. Sorry to hear you're feeling down sad

Cupcake give him the benefit of the doubt, why has he gone to london? Could he be getting something for your birthday, maybe theatre tickets? Don't worry though your not the only one that feels put out at the moment. DP reckons he's getting sympathy symptoms, can't I just feel shit on my own without it having to turn around and be about him?!

Cupcake1985 Sun 29-Sep-13 09:57:23

He's gone for a planned day out with his friends. I don't really mind (second year he's been busy my birthday weekend, actually missed my birthday last year watching football) he did take me for a meal fri though. It's just his lack of interest in what I'm doing, lack of questions, sighing when I talk as he wants to watch tv, I mentioned a girls weekend and he said I can't go as I won't have the money, he's meant to be making me dinner tomorrow as he's off work but looks like I'm buying the food and directing him what to make. His dad is one of those men who thinks women should cook and clean (as well as work) and his opinion is the only right one. DH is a mini me to him and its worse wen he's seen him a lot, like recently, it's just rudeness in my opinion.

DH also has the same habit as your DH! If I'm tired he's so tired he can't move. If I'm feeling ill he's so ill he's going to bed early. Why can't he just be sympathetic and shower me with attention??

AliOh Sun 29-Sep-13 09:58:22

facebook I did think of doing that but the same thing happened to my friend, she had an 8 week scan and then didn't get another until 20 weeks! Anyway I just spoke to the midwife and she apologised but she got me mixed up with another girl she was trying to contact. They apparently can't find any record of me on the hospital system (makes sense because I've never been admitted to hospital) so I have my booking appointment (finally!) in two weeks when ill be exactly 10 weeks smile and now I feel rather guilty for being so angry yesterday that they'd messed up already (love these hormones hmm

Glad you had a good night moomin I'm facing my friends hen do soon and dreading it! She asked me to be a bridesmaid but she is getting married in Thailand in January I'm so gutted I can't go sad

Sorry to hear you're feeling down cupcake and a huge big happy birthday for tomorrow grin

Feels I've the first day in forever Im full of energy I'm even considering taking the dog for a walk before 12 on a Sunday! shock

Aw AliOh that's a shame sad

I was one of my OH's sister's bridesmaids this year, but they were only getting married half an hour away - and I wasn't pregnant! - so it wasn't too bad smile it was a lovely day.

JuniorMint Sun 29-Sep-13 10:13:01


I think I have added myself into the stats (hope I've done it right and that its ok to just add on!). My EDD is 14th May, I'm 7+4 today so round about a raspberry I think!


cupcake how much money do you need to have a girls weekend? If OH says you guys dont have enough money....there are nearly 100 of us ladies on this thread, if we all put in just £2 surely that would pay for a girly weekend?!!! Then you can stuff it up his nose and say ive got the money im going! Ha!

Hi mint, welcome smile

JuniorMint Sun 29-Sep-13 10:28:56

Thank you grin!

I'm enjoying having a read through this thread. Like a few people have said, I haven't really felt many symptoms so far. My nipples are a little bit sensitive but not unbearable, I've felt exhausted but I'm a Primary Teacher so usually do anyway! I've been feeling quite bloated.

I have my booking appointment on Fri 11th Oct so my next hurdle is to tell my Head Teacher- not looking forward to it as we currently have two teachers off on maternity leave plus another due in Jan and a pregnant TA too, and it is quite a small school!

Cupcake1985 Sun 29-Sep-13 10:29:27

Lol thanks smile we have money generally he just wants us to save for maternity leave. He is the more sensible one! Feeling a bit better now I text him to say I was upset and he's sent me lovely messages back. I think I'm justified in feeling upset but maybe my hormones are making everything more extreme. Need some brew and cake as have been up for two hours and nothing has passed my lips because of feeling upset. Need to feed the Appleseed.

mint my booking in appointment is on the same day as yours! Ive got the bloated feeling too, cant actually wear my skinny jeans anymore as they're too tight on my belly already. Baby no3 for me though so will show really quickly anyway!
If a woman is employed and she's at the age where she can have a baby then the employer knows there's a chance she's going to get pregnant! Dont worry, it's their problem to find cover.

fourbythree Sun 29-Sep-13 10:35:49

Can I join? I'm not sure of my due date... Had pg symptoms then a short early period (?bleed) but didn't test until another 4 weeks after that - could be anywhere between 7 and 10 weeks... Have scan booked for oct 17th so will find out proper dates then... Anyone else got experience of this? Feel really daft that when I've told people I'm pg they ask when is it due and I have to say 'no idea' ... smile

Hormones are a wonderful thing, eh! Ive been flying off the handle with DP and crying over trivial things. Never know he may grab a bunch of flowers for you on way home (if he knows whats good for him!).

Magpie78 Sun 29-Sep-13 11:12:38

Hello everyone, can I sneak in at the end, am currently 5 + 1 which apparently makes the 31st of May the date! Is nice to read about how everyone else is doing, my OH is convinced it is far too early to be having symptoms and was very confused when I started crying as he wouldn't Give me a cuddle! Hope everyone is feeling ok this morning.

AliOh Sun 29-Sep-13 11:31:14

Wow welcome mint four and magpie can't believe we still have maybies coming! Congrats all.

four I know when my definite LMP was BUT I did have implantation bleeding on the day my missed period was due, if I hadn't been ttc and didn't know what to look out for then I could've easily mistaken it for a period (albeit a very light one!) sounds like you could be closer to 10 weeks smile

Welcome four and magpie

moobaloo Sun 29-Sep-13 11:51:58

Wow this thread moves fast smile I am 6wks today and cried because I went to the wrong bus stop yesterday to pick someone up. Ahh hormones. Funnily enough we saw a friend recently who said "when are you two going to have a baby?" which struck me as rather funny as I am pg and she doesn't know! haha! They won't find out until Nov if I can keep schtum.

Squiffie Sun 29-Sep-13 12:04:50

Morning ladies! Just marking my place as not got time to reply atm.

Hugs all round for those that need them smile

dobedobedo Sun 29-Sep-13 12:11:00

Hey and welcome to all the newbies!

I was just wondering, how many of us have other children or is this a first baby?

I have a ds who is 8 - he was the first person we told about being pregnant, although we swore him to secrecy! He's been on at me to have a baby for years, he's very sensitive and nurturing so I'm hoping he'll be a very cheap mother's helper when the baby comes! grin

BoogiesBunny Sun 29-Sep-13 12:16:46

Hey mint we're due on the same day - I don't have any symptoms either except achy boobs (which comes and goes) and there are a few of us like that on here. Jealous you have your booking appointment already - I hope I hear this week!

AliOh Sun 29-Sep-13 12:20:52

dobedo this is our first and also first grandchild on both sides. It's actually the first baby on my side of the family for about 15 years! DP has a little sister who is 2 which is quite scary thought!

Welcome and congrats Magpie grin

dobedo first child and first grandchild on both sides grin

Chip86 Sun 29-Sep-13 12:30:56

Welcome and congratulations to all the new maybies

Im staying in bed today full of cold and cant breath
I just want to breath sad
Dh been good looking after me because i told him this was his fault for keeping me out late

Wow 3 new Maybies just this morning. We're having a busy day, welcome Four, Mint and Magpie.

Four try not to worry too much, there have been a few people on this thread with similar situations to you and aren't entirely sure. You'll find out soon enough at your dating scan. When are you having that?

Dobe I think about 50% if people are on their first baby in this thread. We've got the details on the stats page. I'll go and check.

There are 93 of us now!!

Of the people who've filled in if/how many kids they have now.

42 are pregnant with their first babies
27 are pregnant with baby no. 2
14 are having baby no. 3
And 1 of us is having their fourth baby.

If you click the stats tab on the stats page there are some graphs for when people are due and the range of ages we have on here too.

JuniorMint Sun 29-Sep-13 12:40:29

This will be my first DC.

BoogiesBunny I got my booking appointment because I phoned the midwife to let them know it would be difficult for me to attend their Tuesday morning "drop in" clinic, which is where you're meant to collect your notes. She said it was find to not go to that, and that she would drop my notes off at my GP reception instead so I could pick them up and make an appointment while there. Hope you get yours soon!

Does anyone know anything about DHs/DPs taking time off work to attend appointments/scans etc? Is there any specific allowances?

Hi I am due on the 21st May with my second

Mint men do not have to be given time off for antenatal appts but im sure some places of work will allow extra lunch break time if made up at end of day. https://www.gov.uk/paternity-pay-leave/overview

Magpie78 Sun 29-Sep-13 13:00:16

My first, eek!

Squiffie Sun 29-Sep-13 13:11:30

Number 3 here grin

SkipandTink Sun 29-Sep-13 13:18:41

Hello, I am also expecting in May! I am 6 weeks, and expecting my fourth, Have had a bit of a gap, my girls are 11, and 9 and my son is 6 - he will be 7 in May, so I will be 7 years out of practice!! very excited but also very nervous. Getting big quickly at the moment and feeling sick constantly, but never actually sick, which is how I was with the others! Nice to meet you all smile

Chip86 Sun 29-Sep-13 14:48:16

Hi skip wellcome and congratulations

I've always wanted 4 but this is my first and the way im feeling might be my last, im tucked up in bed full of cold feeling sorry for myself because i cant take anything

Hope every one else is having a better sunday

I think I can see where you're coming from Chip. The symptoms are driving me crazy; not being able to eat anything until at least noon and having to lie down in bed because standing up makes me nauseous; the hormones (just freaked out OH by laughing and crying hysterically at the same time), the tiredness, headaches... I know how lucky I am, and I feel awful to say it, but it really is hard going. Just got to keep thinking of the end product smile

I'm also lucky in that in seven or eight years time, which is probably the earliest we'd consider trying for another, I'll hopefully have all but forgotten this suffering and just want another one!

NannyPlumForPM Sun 29-Sep-13 15:15:08

Hiya girlies- just checking in. According to babycenter I'm 9 weeks today!! Not sure how accurate that is hmm not long to go hehe. 1/4 of the way there!

ThePFJ Sun 29-Sep-13 15:19:06

EVERYONE who is having trouble breathing because of cold/flu or whatever you should really really be talking to your doctor about whether you need a ventolin inhaler for your pregnancy. Oxygen for the baby is you and your doctor's prime concern, and if you are wheezy or breathless you will get given an inhaler..... please at least call for advice.....

Change of subject: My DH is being a total Barsteward.Seriously I want to kill him. His social life is important.. but I CAN NOT do him being up all night Friday and SAturday anymore... he sleeps all day sat and sunday and we don't see him now. He used to just sleep in a bit late. Now its gotten bad. And today he accused of remembering our conversations all wrong because I am pregnant. I am so angry. So teary and emotional right now...... .... feck it.

ThePFJ Sun 29-Sep-13 15:25:33

Now I want to cry more because I can't find the tab on the stats page to see the graphs..... not a good day for me...

Squiffie Sun 29-Sep-13 16:26:38

We're just off out for food because I burnt the Sunday roast, and then cried for 10 minutes!

AliOh Sun 29-Sep-13 16:31:16

Feel for you ThePFJ my DP is EXACTLY the same although he goes to bed late most nights of the week! In all fairness he works in a pub and is therefore used to starting late and working until late but he regularly doesn't get up until the afternoon and it's rare for him to go to bed before 3am. I told him when baby arrives if he's awake then he can do the night feeds lol!

AliOh Sun 29-Sep-13 16:33:56

Welcome to the new Maybies as well smile

Oh no squiffie sad DP is just about to drive for over an hour because I REALLY want a KFC! Under the thumb springs to mind wink hehe although I think he is mad for one too smile

lolablu Sun 29-Sep-13 17:15:55

welcome new maybies..
Iv decided being vertical is over rated. Horizontal is so much better.. Ironic as its being horizontal that got me to this poimt. Iv read that by 7 weeks chances of the dreaded mc go down.. Fx.. Im 7+3

Halfbaked Sun 29-Sep-13 17:16:00

Hi just checking out sad
Started bleeding last night and been in hospital all day. Definitely a miscarriage, waiting to see if I need surgery. Hoping I can just go home and eat.

Good luck to you all and your sticky blueberries/ raspberries/ olives.

loopylou52 Sun 29-Sep-13 17:27:28

So very sorry halfbaked thanks

Hi to everyone else and welcome to the newbies

thistlelicker Sun 29-Sep-13 17:30:22

Sorry half baked xx

So sorry to hear that Halfbaked thanks

Choppa Sun 29-Sep-13 17:36:42

So sorry halfbaked take it easy on yourself....

Cybercat Sun 29-Sep-13 17:41:05

Halfbaked I am so very sorry x

Choppa Sun 29-Sep-13 17:43:44

The PFJ totally sympathise with the bastarward... I have one too. Argh.

I hit 6 weeks last Sat and it was like a switch flicked and the sickness set in... Only fizzy water will do. Boobs like rocks. Such a shocker as I had NO symptoms with my DS! Blurgh

We have our private scan on Fri 4th... F x

Chops 7+1

ThePFJ Sun 29-Sep-13 17:44:32

Halfbaked I am soooo sooo sorry...... hugs xxxxxx

AliOh Your comment helped me feel better..... thank you. Squeezy hug for you as well.

Squiffie I feel for you, I lost it with the bread maker last night and burnt my hand. I think I should be banned from the kitchen... if DH will help me.......

Oh ffs halfbaked love and cuddles to you.

ThePFJ Sun 29-Sep-13 17:50:35

AWwwww Choppa thanks. One thing I can share from 10 pregnancies... each one was COMPLETELY different. Some had sickness, others just nausea, some no nausea at all..... boobs felt different every time, cravings were different, my mood swings.... just everything. I used to use my pg with DS as a yard stick.. but there really is no point!! I was shocked at the differences between pg's..........
7 + 6 today xxxxx

Squiffie Sun 29-Sep-13 17:52:17

Oh no halfbaked so very sorry for you sad

ThePFJ Sun 29-Sep-13 17:53:05

ergh... found the stats tab on the stats sheet.... its at the bottom. ahem.

moobaloo Sun 29-Sep-13 18:03:54

so sorry halfbaked sad


RosesInTheRain Sun 29-Sep-13 18:07:14

sorry halfbaked sad Have been there a few times, it's horrible. Wishing you lots of luck and a sticky bean in the future x

thistlelicker Sun 29-Sep-13 18:08:32

I wish I didn't feel so tired!

MasterFlea Sun 29-Sep-13 18:23:54

Thinking of you HalfBaked. Look after yourself. So sorry to hear. sad

I hate all the sad news we've had on the maybies, I didn't realise how often it happens. I feel aweful for moaning about pregnancy symptoms when I should just be thankful for what I have been given.

Although it is making me feel more adamant about doing surrogacy.

Choppa Sun 29-Sep-13 18:27:13

The PFJ... OH has been out all day today playing golf and got so pi**ed on Fri night that he didn't even remember our conversation! I am home alone with DS who is no trouble really but I am knackered and so sick! We had the 'I'm more tired than you' argument earlier and I told him he should do some reading up on early pregnancy! He can cook dinner that's for sure angry rant over

Interesting the difference in pregnancies... It's reassuring in one way and certainly better this time round as I had lots if spotting until 8 weeks with DS and have had other previous MCs.

Chip86 Sun 29-Sep-13 18:28:26

Oh Halfbaked im so sorry for your news sending hugs your way thanks

PFJ thank you for advice around the inhaler i will go to doctor and ask thank you
Sorry to here your DH beeing a pain

Choppa Sun 29-Sep-13 18:31:29

General question lovely Maybies...

Who else out there hasn't told anyone about their pregnancy? It's only me and OH that know at the mo....just wondering?

We have had previous MC and I am one for hiding in a cave when things go wrong... I think that's why I'd rather wait till we know things are ok. We are having a private scan for and going to Legoland in a couple of weeks with family... There'll be no hiding it then as there will be rides I can't go on...


dobedobedo Sun 29-Sep-13 18:39:12

So sorry halfbaked thanks

MasterFlea Sun 29-Sep-13 18:44:15

I've told DH and my best friend. Am going to try and keep it quiet for a few more weeks. And even then only tell the ones who see me in person and know it is not cakes in my tummy. Will tell the rest after the 12 week scan results. I'm the same Choppa, would rather deal with shit privately.

Mumaiming I think you're amazing for considering doing surrogacy.

master im adamant to do it, it's my DP that feels uncomfortable about me carrying someone else's child. I will get to do it though because he knows how important it is for me being a mum and I need to be able to give that to at least one other woman.

Whats everyone doing for dinner tonight? I 'forgot' to go to waitrose so ununfortunately DP needs to get us a takeaway. I love the pregnancy brain excuse!

AliOh Sun 29-Sep-13 19:03:37

Oh no sad halfbaked I'm so sorry. Best wishes to you x

Squiffie Sun 29-Sep-13 19:08:59

Choppa we've not told anyone except my best friend as I'm very paranoid about having no symptoms.

There's a girl at work who will be due around the same time who's a bitch and I don't get on with and EVERYONE knows she's pregnant hmm

thistlelicker Sun 29-Sep-13 19:09:18

Party left overs for dh and lasagne for me!!

ThePFJ Sun 29-Sep-13 19:15:27

Ohhh Choppa the who is most tired vs. who has had exactly how many hours of sleep argument is a sore subject in this house..... I really love DH.. I really really do... but this is the one thing that drives us frickin bananas........ Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

Chip glad you got my inhaler advice - let me know what happens...

mumof2 Did I miss something... you are carrying someone else's child? Since you mentioned it, is it ok to ask?

I cooked lamb leg slowly in the oven all day and then made DH add the rest when he finally appeared at 5pm.. was yummy though....

ThePFJ Sun 29-Sep-13 19:20:38

dare I mention that DH has nodded off in his chair... after most of the daytime in bed. I dare. Ok I'll shut up now. Oh and he snores. LOUDLY. o.O

thistlelicker Sun 29-Sep-13 19:21:34

Sorry mumof2 I missed the bit about
U carrying
For somebody else too. My apologies for being ignorant to that fact

NannyPlumForPM Sun 29-Sep-13 19:23:39

Pfj I think mumof2 is just considering surrogacy for the future. She hasn't got to 4 yet grin

I am havin roast dinner with gammon courtesy of my DP. Mmmmmm

NannyPlumForPM Sun 29-Sep-13 19:24:06

Oh gosh halfbaked I really feel for you!

PFJ no im not at the moment, this one's mine, im going to be a surrogate once I've had either this one or my fourth. Im only 29 at the moment.

Slow cooked lamb sounds so nice you've made my mouth water!

ThePFJ Sun 29-Sep-13 19:25:39

ohhhh ok just checking... I read the surrogate bit... but it didn't seem to link up. Sorry about that.

snoozysleeper Sun 29-Sep-13 19:29:41

halfbaked I am so sorry to hear your news flowers

And mumof2 I think it's great you're considering surrogacy and giving the opportunity of motherhood to another woman smile

PFJ I feel for you on the snoring, I HAVE to get to sleep begore my OH otherwise in screwed for the night!

lolablu Sun 29-Sep-13 19:37:40

wish i could consider food sad im telling the people who i need support off and i dont mind tellig if things go wrong..

ThePFJ Sun 29-Sep-13 19:42:18

same here mumof2 LOL

Hey talking of sleep... one thing I have forgotten to mention yet..

For the last 2+ weeks I have been having the most weirdass dreams... I usually have vivid dreams but these are sort of like Nightmares but I am not afraid. Last night I dreamt I was down at DS's school, and all the teachers were zombies, it was dark and weird inside and like a maze, and I got trapped. After finally escaping I suddenly knew the world would end on a Monday night at midnight, and it happened to be Monday 7pm and when I got home and told my DH he told me it would be ok, I shouldn't worry, because after the universe exploded and reformed we would find each other again. He made me sit down on the sofa next to him to chill out. Then I woke up.

All my dreams have been very strange lately. Anyone else???

Halfbaked I'm so sorry. It's such awful news. Look after yourself. Xx

AliOh Sun 29-Sep-13 19:59:47

ThePFJ I have been having vivid dreams lately too, one involved going to a pub with one of my friends and we bumped into her ex boyfriend (who I actually haven't seen for about 7 years) and in the dream I couldn't remember his name. Then we ended up going to a house party with loads of random people from my past and when I woke up I expected to be sat at a house party with all these people I used to know. It did weird me out a bit!

Squiffie Sun 29-Sep-13 20:04:04

ThePFJ I had a dream that I was having a lesbian affair which I actually quite enjoyed and when I told dh his only comment was 'Did you dream I was watching?'

Typical man!

thistlelicker Sun 29-Sep-13 20:09:00

I have a little pulse type throbbing tonight, any ideas what it could be?

Where is your throbbing Thistle? Your stomach?

Today I had the weirdest sensation. My top lip was twitching on and off for about 2 hours. Never had anything like that before. Dr google suggested a deficiency in potassium or the onset of some depressing diseases. Would you go to the docs? It's stopped now, finished at about 3pm.

Choppa Sun 29-Sep-13 20:33:22

Good to see we aren't the only ones keeping secrets and not telling anyone about the pea yet.

The PFJ if your dinner didn't sound so ace I'd have beat hubby round the head with it! Mine is home now and has stretched his culinary skill by putting a pizza in the oven... Smells good though.

No dreams here just massive case of insomnia and DS is getting out of bed at night...no idea why but its been going on for a few weeks. Maybe the start of school and the fact that we are moving house hopefully next week so he is unsettled . He's in our bed now (terrible parent hmm) so we can get a full nights sleep. Fx

thistlelicker Sun 29-Sep-13 20:36:48

Yeh it's just in the middle between my belly button and my bottom of my muffin top :-))

ThePFJ Sun 29-Sep-13 20:52:31

impatientlywaiting It is probably IS a slight potassium deficiency... eat more bananas (or any fruit or veg you have tonight) or go get some bananas tomorrow. Or it may just be a build up of lactic acid in those muscles. If you are on prenatal vitamins (they should have potassium in you see) and it comes back, or you get mad twitching/muscle spasms anywhere else go in to see the doctor.
I get twitches here and there occasionally, but not for 2 hours long. Don't worry... just keep an eye on it.

thistle I have been getting that LOADS... going to put it down to uterus and surrounding muscles warming up for the big stretch!

Squiffie and AliOh You made me giggle.... I have never had a lesbian dream... while sleeping anyway. What??????? grin

ThePFJ Sun 29-Sep-13 20:56:50

Choppa Hope you get some kip tonight!! Sending sleepy vibes your DS's way.
I have the bone from the lamb leg tucked away just in case for DH though.... you never know when I may need to use it. DH is up and about and being good to me again... thank feck. xxx

thistlelicker Sun 29-Sep-13 21:01:46

Since coming home at 5pm! I had
Five wee and only had one glass of juice!!! Yipeeeeee I believe I have a symptom !!! whooppp

Thanks ThePJF have just had a texting consultations with one of my friends who is a doctor and she says not really to worry so think I'll keep an eye on it and go to the docs if it carries on. Xx

JuniorMint Sun 29-Sep-13 21:13:54

So sorry Halfbaked thanks xx

Squiffie Sun 29-Sep-13 22:04:06

Urgh working again sad

bouncysmiley Sun 29-Sep-13 23:01:58

Really sorry half baked

bushprincess Sun 29-Sep-13 23:48:04

halfbaked so sorry. Huge hugs and best of luck for the future, we're all thinking if you.

Welcome all the new maybies contracts to .yu all, mint we're due on the same day smile

Not telling anyone yet apart from one friend as needed a recommendation for an obstitrician, but dh especially is pretty paranoid about things going well and don't think we could cope with widespread sympathy if all went wrong, however well meant so great to have you guys to talk too!

Boobs are still only clue that this pg may be real! Keep debating poas to check but know that a mmc could still show up as a BFP so just sitting tight a hoping that i can book a scan asap.

Happy birthday cupcake hope your had a wonderful day!

Sorry dh is being a pain pfj hope you better behaviour this week!

Night all!

DP has told one of his friends because she is having a baby too, and originally we had said that she could have some of the stuff eg moses basket, but obviously now we need it! We are due in the same month actually. I'm quite nervous about being pregnant again as last time I had to stay in hospital for a week before and after labour...

We've told my parents and his parents, his sister and her DH (waiting to tell my brother and sister until after the scan as they're only 13 and 12), my uni lecturers (thought it best to tell them from the start) and my two best friends, who live with us. Thought it fair to tell them, and needed advice right at the start from my friend, because she's been in my situation, but chose to terminate.

I think all of these people would either need to know or be told if we do have a MC anyway, so I didn't feel too bad about telling them.

MasterFlea Mon 30-Sep-13 07:49:57

Impatiently I had a twitchy thumb in the first trimester of my last pregnancy. Never had it again.

Yes, yes to the mad dreams. Horrible one last week which was as bad as any horror film.

Anyone else freezing. Im so cold all the time and only that the thermometer said it was 23 in a room, i would have put the heating up. I thought it was 16degrees instead. Brrr....

AliOh Mon 30-Sep-13 07:53:35

Oh dear Alyss sounds like you had a bad time of it last hopefully this one will be a better experience smile

We've told quite a lot of people, mainly family but after telling MIL to keep it quiet it seems the whole of Limerick city know judging by all the texts and messages DP keeps getting hmm

8 weeks today smile feel like I've hit a milestone! Yay!

thistlelicker Mon 30-Sep-13 08:14:58

It's miserable here today so I'm gonna do home made steak pie and cauliflower cheese for tea!!!

CbeebiesIsMyLife Mon 30-Sep-13 08:17:50

Morning ladies, can I very tentatively join this thread? I know I'll be due in May sometime, but I'm not exactly sure when.

I have 2 dc already dd1 is 3 in October and dd2 is 19 months. I have a scan booked on Wednesday so hoping all is ok

SkipandTink Mon 30-Sep-13 08:41:16

Morning everyone, I must call the doctor today and arrange booking in appointment. Still feeling sick all day every day, and the only thing that makes me feel marginally better is eating something! Not good. Also feeling really grumpy towards anyone that is not my husband, which is odd. We haven't told anyone yet, although we did early on with the last three. I think we are more anxious this time though.
Very nice to meet you all smile

Kri5ty Mon 30-Sep-13 08:50:38

halfbaked lots of love and hugs Hun xxxx

thistle and any other Manchester Mums (to be), if you ever fancy a meet up, let me know!

Those of you worrying about not having ant symptoms -don't!
i didn't have any with ds1, other than craving chicken nuggets (but i think that's just me being greedy)

i feel for those of you with OH issues... Mine was crap last time, and when DS was born. I honestly think it takes a lot longer for it to sink in with men!

this pregnancy was an accident (I'm over the moon as i wanted it), but oh is still in shock and doesn't really say anything about it.

due to my job, everyone will find out this week, as its too dangerous to do whilst pregnant. I hate I'm only 6 weeks, yet everyone will know!

AliOh Mon 30-Sep-13 08:56:17

thistle that sounds yummy!

Hi CBeebies welcome and congrats!

skip I've lost all patience with my work colleagues at the moment, they are probably wondering what is up at the moment as I'm usually the level headed one that never speaks her mind but I'm sorry to say they've heard all sorts of what I think coming out of my mouth lately - probably quite a shock to them but in all honesty I think they need to hear it!

loopylou52 Mon 30-Sep-13 09:09:12

Morning everyone! We haven't told anyone at all yet as we were waiting for our scan. We're now planning to tell immediate family this coming weekend but will hopefully manage to get to 12 weeks before telling everyone else.


ThePFJ Mon 30-Sep-13 09:09:58

MW booking appt. today..... xxx

Squiffie Mon 30-Sep-13 09:35:52

kri5ty what do you do that's so dangerous? Intrigued!

ThePFJ I'm so jealous - I want to speak to a midwife.

BoogiesBunny Mon 30-Sep-13 10:20:57

Morning all and Happy Monday (hmm). It's not a good start to the week - all I want to do is think about the little munchkin which is making work really hard (read - impossible). Must get focused. I nearly bought so much stuff yesterday as I found some gorgeous baby clothes stores online - thankfully I resisted (for now) by advising myself to wait for discount vouchers which will make me feel better about buying early. Downloaded a couple of different pregnancy apps instead.

DH and I have told our friends who helped us through ICSI and I've told my 2 bosses - aside from that we're going to wait until after the 12 weeks scan - which is in the next four weeks (please send me a date soon!)!


Kri5ty Mon 30-Sep-13 10:32:30

Lol squiffie I'm a stunt woman!
ok, I'm not. It's nothing exciting, i work on board a certain high speed train company.. Travelling at 125mph leaves you open to being a human pinball, and always covered in bruises where you get thrown in to things. Plus have to carry heavy boxes/ lug heavy carts around

Kri5ty Mon 30-Sep-13 10:33:39

So pretty much as soon as you find out, your taken off them x

Squiffie Mon 30-Sep-13 10:36:28

I like the idea that you're a stunt woman better I'm going to pretend I didn't read the rest

I'm a childminder in the day and work in a call centre at night so no danger here!

Kri5ty Mon 30-Sep-13 10:38:59

Wow, I'm in awe of you... Having children all day and still having the energy for a second job!

dobedobedo Mon 30-Sep-13 10:40:51


Need a bit of advice. I had a private dating scan done last week which shows me to be 8+1 today. But I'm supposed to go for my 12 weeks nt+ scan this afternoon on the nhs. I've called and emailed the hospital and left messages saying my dates were wrong, I'm only 8 weeks. I've called and texted the midwife and she's not replied and no one has told me whether I still need to go or not. Do you think they'll still want to see me? Should I go?

Kri5ty Mon 30-Sep-13 10:52:18

Still go Hun... As if it wasn't for the private one you wouldn't have known. Some nhs do from 8 weeks anyway. Its only to date you. . It doesn't have to be at 12 weeks.

if anything you might get an extra one. ;-)

Kri5ty Mon 30-Sep-13 10:56:41

Just read nt+ bit

id still go... If they cant do it you will get another scan and chance to see :D

Squiffie Mon 30-Sep-13 10:56:57

I only do 16 hours in the call centre its just my weeken shifts are crap (9pm-1am) but other than that its like a break! Lol x

I'd still go for the scan too and hope they've not cancelled it without saying

Squiffie im a childminder too, how on earth do you have the energy to have a second job in the evening?! I find it hard enough to cook dinner when I finish work!

Kri5ty Mon 30-Sep-13 11:00:01

Ps... Please can someone add me to the sparkly spreadsheet... I can't do it!

due 27th May, dc2

thanks you please!

BoogiesBunny Mon 30-Sep-13 11:02:16

dobe definitely go - it's always best to play along with the NHS even when you think they're in the wrong - better to see a human being and explain than try and reach the right people by phone (who may not care that much).

Squiffie Mon 30-Sep-13 11:06:50

What's nt+? you think having dc3 I'd know this stuff

dobedobedo Mon 30-Sep-13 11:09:29

Thanks guys, it's such a shame that I'll have to have some time off work for another scan grin

Also it's interesting that some of you are childminders. The job I do now has me working more than 50 hours a week and being on call 24/7 half the time as well so I don't see how I can come back to it after baby is born. I'm considering registering as a childminder because we can't afford for me not to work after 6 months. any tips?

Squiffie Mon 30-Sep-13 11:11:35

mumof2 I only have before and after school kids other than on one day. Like I said, the call centre is a break from the madness!

Dob go for it, best career change I made and I really enjoy it. I have my own two aged 9 and 3 as well as three others 5, 2.5 and nearly 2. Plus you can put a certain % of your earnings against bills (council tax, heating etc) so reduces your tax payment. Its a vit of a pain to get used to the self employed tax return paperwork but your local authority will help you with that. I earn more money now than when I worked in an office and I get to spend time with my own children.

Squiffie Mon 30-Sep-13 11:18:58

Start your research now dobedo, find out what demand there is, how much other local minders charge, what the registration process in your area is etc.

Find out what your local council expect from you in terms of training etc and what support they offer as it varies massively from one area to the next.

Also ask yourself if you're willing to give over at least part of your home to a business and be prepared for other people to forget that it is actually your home!

Oh and then remember that its not just looking after children but a shit load of paperwork too!

Squiffie Mon 30-Sep-13 11:23:40

Don't get me wrong I do enjoy it and the freedom it gives me to spend time with my own kids but I always put forward the 'unseen' side then if you're not put off then great grin

Yes o agree with squiffie it is a lot of paperwork and you do have to accept that a chunk of your home will be abused by children! I enjoy my job as I dont think I ever truly grew up and love being able to act silly without it being questioned smile

Defo check out what squiffie said otherwise you'll comeun stuck. My area's great as there is a high demand so price is high.

dobedobedo Mon 30-Sep-13 11:27:12

I know my area is high in demand because it took me so frigging long to find a childminder for my ds! I could always ask her for advice, but I want to wait until I'm at 12 weeks before I start telling people.

AliOh Mon 30-Sep-13 11:41:03

dobedo just thought if let you know that two of my friends had early dating scans at about 8 weeks and then didn't get another until 20 weeks. Maybe go and explain what has happened and see what they say?

CbeebiesIsMyLife Mon 30-Sep-13 11:44:07

I'm an ex childminder, I stopped as when we moved house I couldn't find any clients. Expect the kids to abuse your house, to work even when ill, to loose money by taking days off for holiday. Parents can abuse you, they forget your self employed and working in your home won lots of children rather than working solely for them.

It's tough work, with lots and lots of paper work and ofsted who can be intrusive, rude and just down right stupid (letting a 1 year old pour their own drink in an open cup anyone?

Spending the day doing school pick ups and drop offs without much interaction with the children. Sharing your time between lots of children leaving limited time with your own.

It can be a very rewarding job but there are also a lot of downsides. Do your research and know what it are letting yourself in for!

SkipandTink Mon 30-Sep-13 12:19:46

I used to be a childminder too! was for 5 years when my three were littler, it was definitely a great way to stay at home with mine and still earn money...I gave it up nealry 3 years ago, partly as we moved house and I had less work, partly because my middle child really hated it and played up a lot when the mindees were here, and partly because I remembered the two things I really really wanted to do/be when I was a child...a writer and someone who works with dogs...!
I now do both. Have self-published three books, and spend the rest of my time walking dogs for people. I also foster rescue dogs. Much easier and less paperwork than childminding!
Not sure how this baby will effect all of that. Will try to keep writing but can see it being a lot less due to tiredness. Dog walking will have to go on as it brings in regular money

Xavielli Mon 30-Sep-13 12:37:40

Hi ladies.

Checking in here from the April group due to revised EDD. This will be my 5th dc - has come as a bit of a shock as DP had the snip after DC3!

EDD 3/5/14. Feel like I've been pregnant forever and would love to stop feeling ill.

SkipandTink Mon 30-Sep-13 12:50:33

Wow number 5!! Congratulations Xavielli! Mine will be number 4, I really didn't think I would ever get a number four, but dh had a change of heart over the summer which I am still in shock about!!

dobedobedo Mon 30-Sep-13 13:29:31

Carrots and HP sauce for lunch. It's just struck me as a very "pregnant" thing to eat!

ThePFJ Mon 30-Sep-13 13:30:02

Kri5ty Added you to the stats xxxxxxxx
MW appt went well - I am very happy xxxxxx

thistlelicker Mon 30-Sep-13 13:44:20

I've just woke up from a snooze and feel my bladder is going to burst!!

NannyPlumForPM Mon 30-Sep-13 13:49:48

Congrats pfj did they not siphon off ALL your blood then?!

I am trying to get my booking in appt a little earlier... I think 17th Oct I will be about 11 weeks? Seems quite late to have a booking in appt since I've known for so long...

Just had the BIGGEST ham and cheese sandwich from the sandwich shop. I can't even breathe in my bump....

NannyPlumForPM Mon 30-Sep-13 13:50:12

thistle get thee off mumsnet and to a toilet asap!

thistlelicker Mon 30-Sep-13 13:54:59

Hahahaa going for a wee is the best thing in the world !!

Found out today that I have to audition for Little Shop Of Horrors at my uni (was hoping to do tech), so that I can do tech for the uni production of Under Milk Wood at Easter time (pfffft let's see if that's going to happen!).

So I've asked if I can audition to be the voice of the plant even though I'm a girl, because it means I'll be offstage so no-one will have to see a bump grin

Oh and another thing - I know I've asked about flu jab before, but will I be able to discuss it with the midwife tomorrow at my booking in?

I know some people aren't bothering, but I'm worried because I'm at uni, and a course that requires you to be in close proximity to people for up to 10 hours a day - and doing activities that can leave you run down - would I be best to get it?

lolablu Mon 30-Sep-13 14:35:10

id speak to mw. i have mw appt tm too.. hopefully they wont be too bossy with my lack of eating. iv managed a packet of crisps today and not able to get out of bed without feeling realy sick sad

NannyPlumForPM Mon 30-Sep-13 15:12:25

Is your DP/DH not being bossy lolablu? Mind almost demanded a food diary the other day as he came home and saw 2 packs of nice n' spicy niknaks eaten for my tea. I had a LECTURE (bear in mind he's normally a very laidback 29 year old bloke)

lolablu Mon 30-Sep-13 15:17:54

hes a nutrionist ad hes being quite laid back.. but he keeps buying me new food as and when i feel like trying it. and he doesnt like me being sick when i eat too much sad roll on cravings and eating too much lol

loopylou52 Mon 30-Sep-13 15:23:20

Sorry to hear you're feeling so bad lolablu. I was feeling quite sick earlier until I ate a load of bread and cheese, but didn't feel as weak/ill with it as I have being.

Moomin - I'm having the flu jab. There are a couple of threads in the pregnancy section debating it at the moment. It doesn't seem like there are many negatives (apart from that I hate needles!) and having full blown flu in pregnancy can be nasty.

ThePFJ Mon 30-Sep-13 15:57:14

Ok girls, I am back and I'll give you a run down of my booking in MW appointment if you like.....

I had my weight and height measured and was asked to pee in a cup to check for infections etc. I was drained of blood by the student MW - the horror... and had three vials filled and sent off for tests. I was given a bounty pack, with a folder to keep my MW notes inside. I was asked A LOT of questions. Including is DH the father of your baby? Does DH have any children outside our relationship? Is DH related to you? If so please say 2nd cousin, 3rd cousin or Other. o.O ...erm... I was quizzed on all medication I have taken in the last 12 months. Whether I smoked, have I ever smoked, do I smoke or have ever smoked hash? Do I do drugs? Have I ever done drugs? I was asked about every operation I have EVER had... my memory was really being stretched at that point. I was asked about family medical ailments, mental ailments, and family histories of miscarriage or still births. I was asked for dates and the details on my previous miscarriages. I was asked if I took folic acid before I fell pregnant.

She gave me info on antenatal groups doing yoga, walking, baking, veg picking, standing on their heads.. literally every local group doing something strange... grin
I was offered a Flu Jab, and a Whooping cough vaccination for later in the pregnancy. We talked about the downs syndrome test, I declined. We booked my dating scan for week 12 and my next MW appointment, with all the contact numbers for weekday and weekend should I need a MW to talk to. She booked me to see a consultant at the hospital of my choice and sorted everything out. Including the kitchen sink.
She asked me what questions I wanted to ask.. so I talked about elective c-sections - She said I have total choice on that one, it's up to me, but we still have lots of time to decide. Apparently they don't do them early now (37 weeks) They book them at 39 weeks onwards or if you fall into labour early they run you down for the c-section from there if that was your choice.

So have your thinking hat on when you go. There are A LOT of questions to answer!!!! confused smile

ThePFJ Mon 30-Sep-13 16:03:03

moomin Feed me Seymour!

Lent1l Mon 30-Sep-13 16:05:33

Hi, new here as only just found this thread. Current thinking is due 10th May with my second. We've named it Pip (first was Lentil and stuck throughout).

Currently eating as though there is no tomorrow as it seems to be the only thing that keeps the queasiness at bay. Also very tired, no energy for anything and in bed before 10 most nights. Was same last time so know another 4 weeks and energy should be back to normal. Hate all the emails that keep telling me I should only put on about 10kg, as weight already rocketing and that's just depressing.

Ah well, back to work.

lolablu Mon 30-Sep-13 16:15:15

nomy. just had a french stick loaded with philly and ham. il have another of that! thats a great bit of info for me pfj.. looking forward to tm, now i know what to expect. welcome lent1l smile

thistlelicker Mon 30-Sep-13 16:16:08

They as about being married to cousins as it can cause genetic defects!!!! They also want to makes ure everybody is well supported and have excellent health..... I work with midwives they keeping me in the know

ThePFJ that is so helpful! (mainly the bit about the booking in, but also the song suggestion as I'm trying to decide what to audition with wink)

My booking in is tomorrow and I'm really nervous. I'm five minutes away from the closest hospital (Wrexham Maelor), but I've heard bad things... then again, my mum gave birth at Wrexham three times, and she says compared to where she had me (Walsall Manor) Wrexham was great... but I've heard great things about Bangor hospital, but it's over an hour away sad and I'd really like the baby to be born in Wales, plus I've heard the Countess of Chester isn't great at all.

My worry is that I'm fairly chilled out about most things, and I have a high pain threshold, but when the going gets tough I just need a bit of support and encouragement, and apparently the midwives at Wrexham are unsympathetic, focused on getting you in and out as quick as possible and see you as patient number #14235 rather than a person with thoughts and feelings and something the size of a pumpkin coming out of your foof, and don't get me wrong I'm a relaxed kind of girl, but I don't think it's unfair to assume that at my age (at any age really), most girls would need a little bit of encouragement and moral support.

I'll have OH and potentially my mum there but she's two hours drive away on a good day, and OH has a tendency to get a little panicky, so I won't get much support from there at first. There's just loads of things I'm worried about; scare stories on the internet from about 10 different people saying they went in there saying they were in labour, the midwife got shirty with them and told them not to be so silly, left them on their own for hours and then turned up and were surprised but not sympathetic to find that they were already 7 or 8 cm dilated...

Sorry for the long post, just need to vent/get advice sad anyone else got a similar issue re: where to have the baby?

ThePFJ Mon 30-Sep-13 16:59:11

moomin When it comes to picking the right place to give birth, it is super important to me...The difference in care can be devastating - and you want to be treated well when you are fragile and have your legs akimbo..... Have a look at each maternity unit's website. Do they have a video tour online? Are they making the complaints procedure really easy to find or hard to find?? Try and find info from women how have used them recently. 1 hour away may seem a lot - but if its amazing it could be worth it. Let's face it, you probably won't go into labour and have baby drop out of you within an hour. ASK your MW when you see her which is the best centre. Hopefully she will give you good solid info. You should be offered a tour of any birthing unit you are interested in... so why not take advantage of that??

Take your time about choosing.. you don't have to be 100% certain now.
And good luck for your auditions. Personally I think bump on stage would be the most awesome sight. Imagine a child star so young he or she is still in the womb?? grin

ThePFJ Mon 30-Sep-13 17:07:56

P.S. The hospital you get your dating scans etc at doesn't have to be your final choice for the birth. You have months to make up your mind smile

AliOh Mon 30-Sep-13 17:09:06

Wow very helpful info ThePFJ

moomin just remember people are more likely to vent about bad experiences than good ones. It probably feels like a lot of people are complaining about that particular hospital bits it's likely to be a small percentage. By the way I'm so watching little shop of horrid tonight you've put it in my head now!

Welcome to any new Maybies that I've missed smile

AliOh Mon 30-Sep-13 17:10:42

Shop of horrors*

Haha it's great isn't it AliOh?

Thanks ThePFJ. I think I'm going to request tours; the Betsi Cadwalader health trust website is awful, there's a little description of the midwife-led home-from-home units (there's one half an hour from home home, which would make it easier for my mum to be there, but it's ages from the nearest actual hospital, and I live an hour and a half away from it now otherwise it'd be fine). And that's it really sad

If Wrexham seems nice, I'll go for Wrexham as it's easier and has family links - I'm just worried that although the ward may seem nice, the midwives I get on the actual day might be like the ones described in the reviews sad

Isean Mon 30-Sep-13 17:22:45

Hi everyone!

I also had an appointment with the midwife today, it was my second one so not sure if that one was considered the "booking in" one. Anyway, at the first one (8 weeks) she gave me maternity notes, leaflets, a big book called Ready Steady Baby and asked me some questions. She then asked me to go through the pages of maternity notes she had marked and complete them (partner/next of kin details, health questions for me, health and family history for me and my DP, etc) and to make notes of any questions for my next visit.
So today's appointment (10 weeks) she went through all the questions I answered, asked how I was keeping, struggled to take blood and managed eventually, checked my urine sample and told me I had ketones in my urine. She said I am using up my own fat reserves for energy as I am not getting enough calories into my system, or keeping them down. She is concerned I have hyperemesis and talked to me about things I could try to help with sickness and foods to try in the hope of that improving. If the sickness or struggling to eat continues they will have to refer me to the hospital hmm
A little bit disappointed as I thought I was doing ok as I usually manage to keep some things down each day. Also feeling guilty sad

The midwife also referred me for the dating scan, so hopefully that won't take long to come!

I only have the option of one hospital, comes with living in the north of Scotland!

thistlelicker Mon 30-Sep-13 17:50:19

Is it usual to get pins and needles in fingers?

Squiffie Mon 30-Sep-13 17:53:12

It could be carpel tunnel thistle I get it sad

dobedobedo Mon 30-Sep-13 17:53:45

Thanks for all your child minding advice! I have some homework to do!

thistlelicker Mon 30-Sep-13 17:55:30

I had bloods
Done a few months ago for carpal tunnel! They were

Hezbean Mon 30-Sep-13 18:21:27

Hello can I join in?

I've been lurking and have read the threads and you lot seem lovely! I'm 6+6 today and had an early scan this morning which went well - all seems fine and there's only one in there which was a relief! It's our first and edd is 20th may. Feeling mostly good so far and as long as I keep eating I don't feel sick! Good to hear all the info about the midwives appointment. I've got my booking in next weds.

thistlelicker Mon 30-Sep-13 18:30:54

Welcome :-)

Chip86 Mon 30-Sep-13 18:42:11

Welcome all the new maybies and congratulations

Im feeling alot better today i can breath yay, period like pains today think little ones having a growth spurt

Welcome hezbean i have Just read your post hezbean and thought how does that work im 6+6 too but im due 13 may. Im not 6+6 im 7+6 ahhh brain fail but yay im 8 weeks tomorrow
Oh dear go back to sleep

CbeebiesIsMyLife Mon 30-Sep-13 18:50:40

Thistle, carpal tunnel is very common in pregnancy, it sounds like you may be developing it. I only have carpal tunnel in pregnancy, it's a pita!

CbeebiesIsMyLife Mon 30-Sep-13 18:54:18

Insean it sound like you have a great midwife! Hg is usually a real struggle to get a diagnosis or with many drs and midwives telling you your over reacting etc. take all the help they give and a referral to the hospital means they'll get some fluids into you and give anti sickness medication.

Squiffie Mon 30-Sep-13 18:56:38

I was going to say the same as cbeebies its really common in pregnancy, that's when I've had it. I wake up feeling like my arm belongs to someone else hmm

hobbjobb Mon 30-Sep-13 19:03:19

Hello ladies I hope you are all feeling well.

Bit of a weird one but I'm not sure how to deal with this. I noticed I'm having some brown discharge when I wipe, I'm 7 weeks today.
It looks like old blood, kinda like when I'm just about to come on.

I haven't had my booking in appt yet so not sure what to do or who I would intact anyway?
I'm not having and cramping or anything and I've had no fresh blood, what do you think I should do?

BananaHammocks Mon 30-Sep-13 19:39:53

Please help I'm so confused!

I went to the doctors surgery today to tell them I'm pregnant and get things going, he asked me how many weeks I was, I said 6 as my last period was 16th August, he then told me I was 4! I said oh do you do it from ovulation no last period? and he proceeded to give me a biology lesson!!

NHS website says I am 6 weeks, he says 4 and that my first antenatal nurse appointment would be at the end of October!! But I'll be 10 weeks by then not 8!!

What's going on??

AliOh Mon 30-Sep-13 19:40:12

Hi * hezbean* and congrats smile

squiffie is that was carpal tunnel is? I've been waking up last few weeks with a dead arm I just thought I'd been sleeping on it funny.

hobbjobb maybe ring your GP in the morning and make an appointment to put your mind at rest?

BananaHammocks Mon 30-Sep-13 19:43:24

hobbjobb I has some v light brown spotting too but it was v v early on so I don't know if it was the remnants of an implantation bleed.

I think people seem to say if it's light brown and there's no pain then it's probably nothing to worry about, can you call midwife/surgery/NHS direct?

AliOh Mon 30-Sep-13 19:44:09

banana were you referred to the midwife? If so they will probably get in touch at about 8 weeks, if not give them a ring then. My GP didn't really know much about anything to be honest, she asked me to check NHS website to see what foods I couldn't eat, wait for the midwife to get in touch and google any questions in between! Not particularly helpful!

BananaHammocks Mon 30-Sep-13 19:48:36

Well... everyone told me the doctors (weirdly) don't ask for a urine sample they just believe you when you say you did a test but he did ask and I'd just been for a wee so couldn't oblige! I've got an appointment with a nurse next mon where I need to bring a urine sample so maybe she will get me more sorted?

He said first midwife appointment would be end of Oct but I'll be 10 weeks by then!

CbeebiesIsMyLife Mon 30-Sep-13 19:55:36

10 weeks is fine in some areas for a booking in appointment. Mine isn't till 9.5 ish.

BananaHammocks Mon 30-Sep-13 19:59:41

He said around 30th of October, I'll be 10+5 by then but by his calculations I'll be 8+5, why is he calculating differently from the NHS and everyone else I know??!

loopylou52 Mon 30-Sep-13 20:01:02

Oh my God Banana, it's really worrying when GPs don't know what they're talking about! Could you call when your appointment comes though to shift it forward or something? It may be that the people who sort out the appointment realise though, if he had to put the date of your period on the referral?

BananaHammocks Mon 30-Sep-13 20:04:39

Well I've got an appointment with a nurse when I need to take in a urine sample as I couldn't give one this time so I'll interrogate her about how many weeks I am!

Did you all have to give samples or did your doc take your word for it?

CbeebiesIsMyLife Mon 30-Sep-13 20:06:41

Probably because he knows nothing. Don't stress too much about it, give the surgery a call tomorrow and say 'I nee to book an app with the midwife, I'm x weeks' and they should do it do you x

NannyPlumForPM Mon 30-Sep-13 20:09:14

I said I was pg and the dr took one look at my daughter and said oh it's even more routine this time. Just ring the bluebell and they'll sort you out. See you soon.

No urine, no questions, no well done, nothing, not even a mention of frolic acid

BananaHammocks Mon 30-Sep-13 20:13:26

So do you think I should go to this nurse appointment next week with my urine sample, get it confirmed and see how many weeks she says I am from my dates?

I don't want to just ring the surgery and tell them I'm 6 weeks and I need to book a midwife appointment when the doc said I'm 4..... I'm too much of a goody two shoes!

Magpie78 Mon 30-Sep-13 20:15:29

Hi everyone this thread makes me feel so much better. Today am 5 + 2 and not really had any serious sickness yet only intermittent nausea which I am not sure whether I am imagining. I have an early scan this Thursday due to some awful cramping, am pretty stressed about it as I just don't feel that any of this can possibly be really happening (major problems in that area plus we weren't trying....is all a bit of a miracle. DP is not being much help as he is struggling to get used to the idea and keeps saying that I am not properly pregnant! When did you guys start getting proper symptoms? Other than sore bbs and trapped wind (tmi) I have very little. Very scared that this is all going to be taken away, sorry for the worrying!

BananaHammocks Mon 30-Sep-13 20:18:43

Hi Magpie78 I'm 6+3 (not 4+3, stupid doctor!) and I feel the same as you! Some nausea that I think I might be imagining, boobs a bit delicate and some very vivid dreams! Nothing else!

Really hope you scan goes well

NannyPlumForPM Mon 30-Sep-13 20:26:19

Magpie don't worry about worrying! With first dd I wasnt convinced i was pg until she was actually born. And even then she was whizzed away to scbu so I wasn't totally convinced!! grin you only have to read up the thread to see how varied the symptoms are. I seem to be avoiding the sickness ATM..... and I wish my wind was trapped blush

CbeebiesIsMyLife Mon 30-Sep-13 20:37:34

Banana, I'm going to get quite firm and say, ignore the stupid dr. Man up and do what you know is right. Along this path to birth (and beyond, but that's not a discussion for now) you have to stick up for yourself, you will disagree with many people be it drs, midwives or consultants, they know nothing. Only you know your body and your baby. You know what you need and no one else is going to stick up for you.

Now use this as practice, and call receptionist tomorrow.

Evening all!

Just been reading through my maternity notes from the booking in apt, and spotted the midwife had ticked a few wrong boxes...

According to her, DH isn't the father, but a relative is! shock hmm
Will have to get that amended next time I see her!!

Do check your notes are correct once they're done! If IIRC, there were mistakes on my last set for DS too.

Still feeling rough here, my 'bump' is ridiculous, I look 5 months gone, and It's. All. Wind.
Off to bed shortly, am wiped out.


Magpie78 Mon 30-Sep-13 20:38:38

Thanks ladies! Just wish he was more supportive but it is my own fault as I have always done everything for him and made my bed I suppose! Maybe once I start showing he will help me more......

BananaHammocks Mon 30-Sep-13 20:44:03

CBeebies I'm going to ring tomorrow and ask if I can just bring a urine sample in any time as i don't think they want to do anything until it's confirmed then I'll try and get a midwife appointment booked.

The doctor is stupid as before I went in someone who he had just seen came back in from the pharmacy and said the pharmacist told them the antibiotics he prescribed were discontinued a while ago hmm

bouncysmiley Mon 30-Sep-13 21:00:04

Booking in done. I forgot my green book and wee sample like a plonker (pregnancy brain?) but had a good midwife who went through the millions of questions (as helpfully described by PFJ) with good humour - laughing at the 'is your current partner the father of your baby' and refusing to ask the past drug history claiming 'everyone deserves a free pass'. Scan in two weeks. Whoop!

RosesInTheRain Mon 30-Sep-13 21:04:02

LongTailed, I've filled in my notes myself (except the referral to the hospital pages which say 'for medical professional only') and I've not seen my midwife yet! Did the same last time too. Change it yourself, they're your notes!

Booking in tomorrow. Dreading it as I'll have to discuss DS1's birth (traumatic) and DS2's TFMR, and then if it's the same midwife as last year with DS2 explain why I will be requesting an ELCS while she doesn't listen... Least in my neck of the woods bloods are done separately by the practice nurse, who is amazing smile

AliOh Mon 30-Sep-13 21:15:24

banana I have my booking in appointment when I'm exactly 10 weeks - think I'd rather have it later even though I feel like I've been waiting ages for it I figure that every else will start moving pretty quickly after that smile

bouncy what's the green book? Is it something specific to your midwife or am I supposed to have one? hmm panicking over the slightest thing here.

10+0 tomorrow and booking in grin

Cool Roses I think I will! Tippex in the morning smile

Got to have a few blood tests this week, the midwife won't book my 12wk scan until she has the results back, she just said she was v belt-and-braces and liked to have everything in order?! Really need to look up all the abbreviations, I can't even tell what they're for.

BananaHammocks Mon 30-Sep-13 21:31:45

I'm just worried about having the scan later as it's so hard not telling anyone! I'm a bad liar and I'm gonna get caught out by not drinking soon!

What excuses have you all given for not drinking? Or are people not suspicious because you are usually more restrained than me? I very rarely get drunk but I will always have a drink if I'm with friends at the weekend, managed to avoid nights out so far but everyone will guess if I'm out and not drinking, especially because it's combined with having recently got married and soon to be turning 30! I'm so predictable!

loopylou52 Mon 30-Sep-13 21:32:55

moomin the green book is your maternity notes. The midwife will probably give you it tomorrow. I got mine from the GP's reception when I went for my initial appointment and got my referral for the midwife, but a lot of people seem to get them at their first midwife appointment.

loopylou52 Mon 30-Sep-13 21:36:30

banana - so far I've managed to be in situations where I've driven to go out, so have had a reasonable excuse. Everyone is expecting it from us too (got married last year and in our thirties) so it's going to be hard keeping it secret for another few weeks! One of my best friends just announced, which was a bit weird because I couldn't just go 'oh wow, me too' and had to pretend not to know much about pregnancy and not ask the detailed sort of questions I really wanted to know about!

Hezbean Mon 30-Sep-13 21:40:19

Banana your doc does sound like he's got a bit confused! I'd definitely move your appointment :-)

As for the not drinking - I've managed to either drive or pretend to be drinking vodka and lemonade when I'm actually drinking lemonade! That's fine as long as its me or dh going to the bar.. I've told a couple of v close friends as they would guess otherwise. We are going to a wedding next week where we won't know very many people - I think it will be ok apart from during the dinner where ill probably have to get dh to swig from my drink / swap glasses etc! He'll end up smashed...!

Squiffie Mon 30-Sep-13 21:47:03

Alioh carpel tunnel feels like tingling, pins and needles and numbness (can be some or all of the above). It can be in one or both hands and doesn't affect the little finger (no idea why). It's controlled in the first instance by wearing a wrist brace, there are other options beyond this depending on the severity but I've never needed anything else.

Squiffie Mon 30-Sep-13 21:52:59

magpie this will be dc3 for us and dh still refuses to acknowledge that I'm 'really pregnant' until after the dating scan.

Booking in appointments where I used to live were considered fine if done before 12 weeks. I went to my docs on Friday to contact mw and receptionist took details and told me to wait for midwife to get in touch.


thistlelicker Mon 30-Sep-13 21:54:28

I think I'm going to was and see if I get pins and needles
If I do I'll try and get
Into gp

banana your dic is a tw*t fir lack of a better word. For starters he doesn't even have a vagina (sorry moomin) so he can go screw with his little biology lesson as im sure you know what you've got better than him
Any who, do you know which hospital you want to use? I only ask because my hosputal has a self referral form on line so I filled it in and they sent me my booking in appointment details in post (arrived within two days) and yes they dated me the normal way! ;)

Oops you dic isn't a tw*t...your doc is.

NannyPlumForPM Mon 30-Sep-13 22:36:17

Your dic is a tw*t hehe must be the hormones wink

Chip86 Mon 30-Sep-13 22:39:10

Hi Longtailedtit by 8 weeks your tummy will start to grow because hormones make your intestines grow and by 9 weeks you will start to show so i think most of it will be baby not wind

Thank you PFJ for all the info might start asking DH questions so he is prepared othwise he will just look blank and ask silly questions
My cold is better but we went to the pharmacst because he was worried and he asked if i could have honey and lemon confused blush we are now have PFB. Oh dear hehehe

Chip86 Mon 30-Sep-13 22:39:57

Hehehe that made me laugh Nanny

Chip86 Tue 01-Oct-13 06:02:51

8 weeks today yay

Have a good day everyone

snoozysleeper Tue 01-Oct-13 06:36:11

Morning everyone!!

Now blueberry sized grin
6+1 today!

thistlelicker Tue 01-Oct-13 06:47:38

My boobies r like watermelons!!!! They not small as I big lady but Christ on a bike!!!! Off to m n s today to be measured and to buy some nice food as a treat for myself! Dh is booking himself a night in Amsterdam with his mates before Xmas!!!! I wish I could sleep! I feel very dry around the lips area? And feeling sick today too! Crap feeling in mouth!!!

8+6 .... I believe a raspberry, as dh pointed out in supermarket as he pointed at te punnet "we have one of them "

randdom Tue 01-Oct-13 06:53:35

I have just had a really difficult nights sleep. I had horrible reflux and was awake tossing and turning at 1am. Then finally got to sleep only to wake up early again bit feeling so nauseated i was almost sick (haven't been yet) I am hoping this nausea follows my normal pattern of getting better during the day and then not coming back till evening or it is going to be a long day

AliOh Tue 01-Oct-13 07:42:55

8+1 today smile how is everyone counting their weeks? I'm 8+1 so that makes me at the beginning of my 9th week doesn't it? Or that's what my app tells me confused

Sorry to hear you are having a bad time of it random
I promised myself that I'd enjoy every minute of my pregnancy - so far all I've done is complain about how rubbish I feel - DP not impressed lol

CbeebiesIsMyLife Tue 01-Oct-13 08:29:13

8+1 means 8 weeks 1 day pregnant, so at the beginning of your 8th week.

CbeebiesIsMyLife Tue 01-Oct-13 08:33:01

Pregnancy isn't an enjoyable glowing time for everyone, sometimes you need to accept that you won't be able to enjoy every minuite of it. Trapped wind, sensitive teeth, head down the toilet, feeling sick all the time, pelvis and back pain. These are jut some of my pregnancy symptoms and I really don't see what there is to enjoy! My dh would also know to run and hide rather than tell me how unimpressed he is. But maybe that's because this will be baby number 3! grin

CbeebiesIsMyLife Tue 01-Oct-13 08:35:51

Urgh, I'm sorry. I just feel so crap myself it annoys me when people say they have to enjoy every moment I it, that's how I ended up with AND the first time around sad

I'm coming across as such a bitch on this thread! I'm a lovely person, honestly I am grin I'm just feeling sick irritable and crap. I think I need to step away until I feel better or I'm going to end up upsetting someone!

thistlelicker Tue 01-Oct-13 08:56:21

Oh I must be counting wrong, I tought 8+1 meant u start your ninth week, as you already have had 8 weeks of stuff happen!!!

NannyPlumForPM Tue 01-Oct-13 08:57:08

I actually can't stand pregnancy and not hugely fussed on the 0-6 months stage last time

CbeebiesIsMyLife Tue 01-Oct-13 09:03:57

Yes thistle it is your 9th week of pregnancy but you'd say you were 8 weeks or 8+1

CbeebiesIsMyLife Tue 01-Oct-13 09:04:16

grin nanny

thistlelicker Tue 01-Oct-13 09:04:58

Yeh but u said up thread beginning of 8th weeks? Sorry if I confusing matters!

AliOh Tue 01-Oct-13 09:06:34

Yeh that's what I thought thistle because if you were 0+1 that's your first week and 1+1 is your second week and so on?

Lol CBeebies I do actually want to enjoy every minute - because it's my first and I feel like I have been waiting so long to actually be pregnant - truth is as much as I might moan that I'm sick I don't actually mind because it means I'm finally pregnant and DP knows that smile

CbeebiesIsMyLife Tue 01-Oct-13 09:07:07

Your right I did! I'm slowly loosing the plot! 8weeks 1 day pregnant is 1 day into the 9th week. But you would still say 8 weeks rather than 9 weeks as your not 9 weeks yet

thistlelicker Tue 01-Oct-13 09:14:34

I'm 9 weeks tomorrow.... I'm 8+6 today!!!! It's dragging!!!!

FacebookStoleMyLife Tue 01-Oct-13 09:17:19

ME TOOO Cbeebies! I hate being pregnant, I'd just about blocked out how rubbish it was last time before we planned bean no.2. Safe to say it's all come flooding back now.
I just have to remind myself that none of this feels as awful as losing my last pregnancy did and that I really desperately want this baby. Sigh, don't always listen to myself though (curls up on sofa grumbling)

CbeebiesIsMyLife Tue 01-Oct-13 09:37:38

Facebook how far along were you? It's hard being pregnant after loosing one. Have you found he posifrikintivity thread, it's really been a life saver just to chat to other people who know how I'm feeling. I've lost 6 and that doesn't help with the irritable grumpy mood. I have my 2nd early scan tomorrow and I just don't want to know sad

(I figured as no one said yes cbeebies fuck off, I have permission to stay around as long as I'm less itrratable grin)

wm3010 Tue 01-Oct-13 09:38:37

Morning all, can't believe you are on page 9 of the new thread already! Feeling a bit sorry for myself today as my breakfast came straight back up and am currently "working" from home as I'm too scared to get the train to work in case I am sick again. It's my first actual sickness, the rest has just been nausea. I'm thankful now that I had already told my boss as at least I didn't have to lie to him when I phoned to say I would try to come in later if I am feeling a bit better. I, too, always thought I would treasure every day of pregnancy etc but hadn't anticipated just how rubbish the early days are. Am just hoping the second trimester is a bit better!

thistlelicker Tue 01-Oct-13 09:46:57

This is my third pregnancy! Furthest we have ever been. Seeing a heart beat twice is something I will never forget as it's the first time we have seen that too!! I don't feel sick or anything! People
Comment I look well but I know I don't sleep! I think they being polite!!

Can I ask a silly question!! I have a raised bmi .... Ok I'm very fat, doesn't that mean I won't show or have a bump!! I feel round ! Also worried about getting clothes that will fit!!!

ThePFJ Tue 01-Oct-13 09:47:09

banana your doctor is talking out of his rectum. My LMP was 5th Aug. I guessed I was 7 weeks on the dot when I had my early scan... and guess what I was. At my MW appointment yesterday she worked out my dates using my LMP. That's the way it's always been done and you know it. You know what? If I were you I would call the surgery and ask to talk to the practice manager about your concerns. Don't complain, just be all pset and confused... really milk it. The manager will be forced to correct your doctor. He could do with a little humble pie and tbh you can't have him telling people the wrong info and being so damn smug about it. Seriously. o.O

ThePFJ Tue 01-Oct-13 09:51:43

thistle You will totally have a bump soon..... just you wait grin

FacebookStoleMyLife Tue 01-Oct-13 10:13:01

thistle I am, ahem, rather larger than is socially acceptable myself :S With my first I would say it took a fair while to get a noticeable bump but I could barely eat through the first trimester and actually lost weight so I think that's why that was. This time with number 2 I'm so bloated and apparently my stomach muscles have decided not to bother so I reckon if any of my close friends see me now I would have to wear a burqa for them not to notice (they might notice the burqa though). Basically what I'm saying is I don't think your weight necessarily affects when you start to pop.

cbeebies erm I'm sort of a ghost on the posifrikintivity thread, hovering and drawing reassurance from the ladies but not brave enough to make my presence known. I'm 8+1 today, so just past the point where we lost the last one. It is hard isn't it, somehow a lot of the raw excitement has been drained and replaced with paranoia. I so feel for you, what a rough time you've had of it my dear. Just remember your first scan went fine and damn if sheer strength of positive thinking helps at all you've got a MN army willing good results for you tomorrow. Oh yes and don't you dare bugger off! You know better than to think we'd shun you for venting and we'll keep you whether you're irritable or a fluffy cloud of rainbows.

ThePFJ Tue 01-Oct-13 10:20:58

I am also now past the point I lost most of mine.... It feels good to be over that mark....... Each day is a win for us. Hugs xxxxx

lolablu Tue 01-Oct-13 10:22:24

not all notes are green.. mine are plain white.. smile

FacebookStoleMyLife Tue 01-Oct-13 10:29:06

Hugs right back to you PFJ, race you to May 12th! (I think we're the same day aren't we?)

Bohemond Tue 01-Oct-13 10:44:04

Hi ladies, can I join please.
I may be the oldest on here. 41 and a half and 4-5wks preg for the first time. Poss due end May - is all new to me so not at all sure grin.
I am feeling fine - no MS, sore boobs, weird tastes or smells. I have also lost weight. I have felt an overwhelming need to tidy/organise though. My kitchen cupboards have never looked this good!
Will add myself onto stats.

ThePFJ Tue 01-Oct-13 10:54:32

Welcome Bohemond - you can come clean my cupboards if you like!!! Congrats !!

Facebook Awww.. I love hugs!! I am due 12th May too.. so start your engines... Mind you, it may surprise you that due to my festively plump rounded ass and my curvaceous erm.. other parts, my age, and my mc history put into the accurate EDD calculator results in an EDD of the 11th.... (The accurate calc is on www.pregnology.com/faralong.php scroll down to near the bottom)

ThePFJ Tue 01-Oct-13 10:55:28

I am still sticking to the 12th though wink - hot teacakes in the kitchen - help yourselves girls xxxxx

Squiffie Tue 01-Oct-13 11:03:19

I'm off to the seaside today grin

Squiffie Tue 01-Oct-13 11:04:25

Welcome Bohemond how exciting for you!

FacebookStoleMyLife Tue 01-Oct-13 11:09:19

Ooh PFJ that is fascinating, just done it and mine stuck on the 12th but so interesting to see the factors they use and how it might affect things. My age added 23 days to the baseline, BMI added 4, not being first pregnancy took away 3.

AliOh Tue 01-Oct-13 11:13:50

Welcome Bohemond and congrats smile

Bohemond Tue 01-Oct-13 11:15:37

Thank you PFJ, Squiffie and Ali.
Have just done the pregnology thingy and I am 5+6 - not sure what kind of seed that is grin

AliOh Tue 01-Oct-13 11:16:37

PFJ never spotted that on the pregnology site. According to NHS my EDD is 12th but that pushes it back to 14th.

FacebookStoleMyLife Tue 01-Oct-13 11:18:19

Don't forget your bucket and spade Squiffie! Are you going to have fish and chips for lunch?
Hot teacakes PFJ? Don't mind if I do.

And welcome from me too bohemond, cleaning the cupboards? Yikes, I could definitely do with a symptom like that

ThePFJ Tue 01-Oct-13 11:26:54

AliOh That doesn't surprise me.. DC1 is usually late... My DS was due on 1st April... I know April Fools Day right... I was fooled.. he didn't pop out until the 7th o.O... I was desperate for it to happen....

Off to the dentist now for a crown... I have been putting this off since July... but now I am pregnant, I better get it over and donw with huh? If I can't do the dentist there is no way in hell I can do labour grin
xxx - kisses for your baking bumps - xxx

Ooh pregnology has put my due date at 20th May instead of 22nd. Admittedly my dd2 was over 3 weeks early and decided to break my waters whilst i was at work! So I may as well just expect baby early.

AliOh Tue 01-Oct-13 11:43:36

ooooh facebook really want fish and chips now yum!

ThePFJ am expecting baby to arrive late. My sister asked what my due date was so she could book time off around it to come and see me. I told her not to come until the end of May otherwise I know she'll be here for a week and baby wont come until after shes gone smile good luck with the dentist - do you have to provide some sort of proof to get free treatment anyone?

wm3010 Tue 01-Oct-13 11:50:09

AliOh - I got a certificate of exemption through the post, think it is for dentist and prescriptions although as I am in Scotland prescriptions are free anyway.

ThePFJ Tue 01-Oct-13 12:57:28

Dentist is all done.... that went quicker than I thought....

At my MW booking in I was given a tonne of paperwork including a form signed by my MW for free prescriptions and dental care. All I have to do is fill in my name and address and post it off.

Bohemond you currently have an Appleseed. Tomorrow it's a sweet pea.

Booking in in just over an hour grin

I'm excited but nervous!

Squiffie Tue 01-Oct-13 14:23:07

Had fish and chips and think we might even get candy floss even though I feel sick

Brought my grandad with us who's sadly losing his marbles so its like having 3 kids already my nan was supposed to come too but got the tit on because she's a selfish and impatient bitch who overreacts and screams and shouts at every little thing

dobedobedo Tue 01-Oct-13 14:35:45


So tomorrow I have to work in a different office which means that I have to get the bus there. A double decker bus for one hour. It is the most bumpy journey ever and I get travel sick at the best of times. I've said to my boss (who knows I'm pregnant) that I'll be sick and can anyone drive me there (I've just passed my test and as I haven't got my licence yet, I can't go on company insurance so can't drive there).

No one can drive me, I have to get the bus which I WILL be sick on. Do I have to go? Aren't they supposed to not make things worse, or am I wishful thinking?

BoogiesBunny Tue 01-Oct-13 15:10:14

Can you get a taxi? I would have thought your work could/should pay for that.

ThePFJ Tue 01-Oct-13 15:19:12

I just gave in and watched an episode of One Born Every Minute on 4od and got teary eyed... turns out I am a softie after all.... DAMN IT. confused

NannyPlumForPM Tue 01-Oct-13 15:33:49

According to pregnology, I am due on May1st!

Thought I was about to have to leave the Maybies thread but just sticking in there.... phew.

Would you oust me if it turned out I was an end of April- y sad <worried>

NannyPlumForPM Tue 01-Oct-13 15:36:31

And you do have to provide proof AlliOh - prescriptions are different cause you don't have to show them a card you can just tick a box but my denist wants to see the form/card that says your are entitled to free dental treatment.

Other than that they accept a MatB1 (given at 26 weeks so useless information at the mo)

I don't think they see the pregnancy as 'valid' until a few more weeks officially. Which is crap beacuse if they had to deal with sickness then they would of course know it is valid <very grumpy after third puke of the day>

Nah I think we'll keep you nanny even if you do turn out an april-y ;)

Currently stuffing my face with a fried egg sandwich. I cant stop eating, its the only thing that stops me feeling sick, and even then it doesn't last long!

thistlelicker Tue 01-Oct-13 16:32:31

I don't feel very well at all!!!! :-((

I got a green and blue folder, and midwife is coming to the house to do the full booking in next Monday grin I'll be 10+6 then... and then got to wait for the 12 week scan sad why is everything taking so long hmm

Im feeling your impatience moomin ive just brought my private scan forward by a week. So I now have it this Saturday at 11am. Going to see OH's family for the weekend so will be nice to take a pic of bubs with us.

ThePFJ Tue 01-Oct-13 17:13:32

Nanny we can't live without you!! So you have to stay.

Thistle hug hug huggggggggg

moomin I totally wish MW would come to my house... I am not lazy or anything. honest.....

mumof2 Yay for your scan...... don't blame you for being impatient.

After watching one born every minute though... I think I can wait for the actual birth... the woman on my episode was a screamer..... o.O
I really really have to try hard enjoy every moment of this pregnancy whatever it throws at me.. I can not/must not wish it away. It will probably be my last if it goes to term. I don't think I could cope with three kids... but hey you can all laugh if I am wrong eh?

dobedobedo Tue 01-Oct-13 17:25:55

I barely cope with ONE! Never mind the 3 or more that a bunch of you have!

Once you have two you may as well carry on! One is great if you don't want to deal with the arguments and deceit that two involves. But I was an only child as was DP so inevitable that we want a big family.

PFJ labour isn't all that bad otherwise I wouldnt be going for baby no 3! But I will stress ladies please do swim as much as possible that is what I attribute my easy labours to, as they definitely don't run in the family!

thistlelicker Tue 01-Oct-13 17:40:29

Two weeks tomorrow for my dating scan! I'll be 11 weeks!!

I'm signing up to the local swimming pool and gym soon, £17 a month and I get unlimited swimming, gym and classes, including aquanatal grin

ThePFJ I don't want her to come to my house, I'd much rather do it at the doctors! My landlords don't know yet, and they sometimes turn up unexpectedly, plus my two best friends and my OH will be out at lectures, so OH can't help with his side of the family. Of the housemates that don't have lectures; one will just come and sit downstairs and talk to me constantly and doesn't seem to understand important meetings, the concept that not everyone is there to see her, or boundaries, one will probably come downstairs and ask me how to use the washing machine/fridge/cooker in barely-understandable French (he's a lovely guy though), and the other will thankfully stay in her room.

God I sound like a lovely person grin I'm really approachable really.

Xavielli Tue 01-Oct-13 18:42:02

mumof2 is right, once you've got two you just tuck the others under your arm and carry on smile

All 4 of my labours have been incredibly positive, I'm a screamer hehe I'm quite looking forward to it. Many so I never have to be pregnant again.

Choppa Tue 01-Oct-13 18:45:53

Been to see midwife today...she took almost all of my blood and asked me a few questions. She confirmed due date for now is the 17th.

We discussed home birth as this is what I had with my DS...def like it give it a go again.

Banana ...your doc sounds like a complete imbecile (love that word).

Midwife coming to the house on 2nd Nov for next appt (I think full booking in) when I'll be 12 weeks ...seems a bit later but never mind. I have my green notes so am happy. Private scan Friday and hopefully complete on our house purchase so a big day on Fri.

Welcome to all newbies
Xx. 7+3

NannyPlumForPM Tue 01-Oct-13 18:55:27

Oh bloody heck the washing machone's packed up sad sad angry angry [grumpy] [evil] [ready to attack] [find this miner some chocolate]

RosesInTheRain Tue 01-Oct-13 18:55:48

yay, lovely midwife I remember from being pg wth DS1 3 years ago smile Feeling much happier now. She said she'd phone fetal medicine to make my consultant referral personally as soon as she'd finished clinic today too, so I might end up seeing FMU people before 12 week scan.

Feeling awful and have loads of work for tomorrow so will try to catch up another time!

NannyPlumForPM Tue 01-Oct-13 18:56:00

Hehe Mner* not miner [wibk]

NannyPlumForPM Tue 01-Oct-13 18:56:37

Oh feck it I give up

Oh yeah... how am I going to have blood taken? hmm will she do it at my house or will it be done at the scan?

thistlelicker Tue 01-Oct-13 19:08:18

I've just made a lush birthday cake for my gran tomorrow :-)

BoogiesBunny Tue 01-Oct-13 19:29:40

Evening ladies

I hope I'm not a screamer but I am not great with pain. I meditate and do yoga so hoping that might help get me to a better place in the midst of it, at least for some of it. I plan on giving DH key things to say to me during the worst parts - he won't remember if I don't give him a crib sheet! Who knows how it will go - very exciting though! PFJ I started a little pregnancy diary yesterday to help me make the most of this pregnancy and remember every bit, even in the midst of my frustration that time is going slowly. I'm already forgetting little things.

thistle your amazing for baking a cake when you feel so rubbish - your granny will love it!!

Some baby bits arrived today - can't believe a wee one will be wrapped up in them in a few months!

7+6 (8 weeks tomorrow and into my third month - eeeek!! It's going soooooo slow but soooo fast at the same time!!).

McBaby Tue 01-Oct-13 19:36:18

Just heard the little prune on my home Doppler thing smile makes the weeks of sickness seem more worth while. 9w3d today and 2w5d to our scan.

Squiffie Tue 01-Oct-13 19:53:00

boogies I'm 8 weeks tomorrow too! X

Laying on the sofa watching tv while DP makes chilli con carne for dinner. He did have a little grumble about me milking it though!

AliOh Tue 01-Oct-13 20:04:27

Aww it's so lovely to hear everyone talk about booking in, scans, heartbeats etc it's all very exciting! smile

I picked up my booking pack from the drs today so got my green notes, loads of info and a huge catalogue of everything you'd ever want to know about pregnancy, labour and birth and taking care of a baby ... by the size of it it may take me the whole 9 months to read through it!

Wah I feel behind sad

I have no idea when my scan is likely to be, no idea when she's going to take blood from me... just no idea of anything sad should I have gone to the doctors earlier?

Sorry. Just need to vent sad

10+something today.

moomin please dont take this is a patronizing way. I was your age when I fell pregnant with dd1 and I personally feel that they treated me with less care and concern because I was young. I didnt speak up for myself and definitely wasn't confident. If your not happy with the way your care is being given/explained call and tell them how you want things to work. Its your body and your baby.

Minions Tue 01-Oct-13 20:17:59

Hello, I've been following this thread for a month now and would love to join. I thought I would be due in May but 8 week scan showing EDD as 28th April - hope you don't mind if I stay smile

I'm 10 weeks today and been feeling sick almost all day for the last month. Other than that I'm just so delighted to be pregnant after 18 months of TTC. Booking appt at 11 weeks and scan at 12, getting very real now!

Been great following the chat on here, makes me feel much more normal...

Well minions the ladies here are a lovely lot and im sure they'll keep you ;) first baby? If so will probably be a Maybie anyway xx

mumof2 thanks, I appreciate the advice. All my lecturers and that have been lovely but when I told the receptionist, she did the whole "judgey eyes" thing, and the midwife today just seemed quite dismissive and again I felt like I was being judged, but I understand they're busy and stuff. I feel like I should be allowed to be happy about this, even though it was unexpected and unplanned, but three of the four healthcare-y people I've seen have looked at me weirdly and made little comments about me being young. I feel like if I act happy, they'll think I'm glad it's happened and I'm just in it for benefits or a house or whatever when it's not true sad

OH is making me hot chocolate because I'm curled on the bed and just feel so low tonight and don't know who to talk to. I'm sorry for using this thread to vent, it should be a happy thread, it's just that the rest of Mumsnet seems like a scary place and I'm worried that if I post a thread, they'll tear me to pieces, and there doesn't seem to be a young parents thread anywhere... there's student parents but it's not the same sad

Welcome Minions and all the newbies.
Moomin I think they'll take your blood when they come to your house. I had my booking in appointment at a local sure start but had initially been told it would be a home visit and receptionist had said gone through what would be done at the appointment including taking blood.

Magpie78 Tue 01-Oct-13 20:49:05

Sending you a big hug moomin, I have no idea either so you are not on your own, figure will work it out at some point xx

moomin do you have a young womens antenatal unit near you? I know exactly what you mean about the judgy eyes and 'young' comments, I went through the same thing. Fx you'll get a wonderful midwife. On the day I went into labour I had the most amazing midwife look after me and she made up for all the stuck up ones ;) we're here for your vents honey.....you've made me want hot chocolate!

NannyPlumForPM Tue 01-Oct-13 21:06:47

<waves> i'm not SUPER young any more moomin (24) but I had dd at just turned 21 so know what your going through! I think the attitude is.... Feck em! They will judge and thn you'll go to playgroups with your baby and they'll judge too and it doesn't get any better until you think to yourself "I am moomin, I have loads of energy, I am responsible, I am in a loving caring relationship and I don't give a FECK what you think of me because I know I'm awesome, DP knows I'm awesome, and lots of mners think Im awesome too so there."

NannyPlumForPM Tue 01-Oct-13 21:08:11

(But I also know its bloody difficult and you think your on your own, rant vent and moan- especially if it makes you feel better!)

Cupcake1985 Tue 01-Oct-13 21:13:24

Hi guys I'm exactly 6 weeks tomorrow but what food does that make me? I was excited I would be a blueberry but I think now its more like a lentil hmm

hobbjobb Tue 01-Oct-13 21:16:25

moomin enjoy your pregnancy and sod what people think - Dr Seuss said "be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind"

You are a grown woman who is having a baby, who is anyone else to judge you?

You are doing fantastically and sound more together than me and I have a decade on you!

McRedHead Tue 01-Oct-13 21:20:17

Oh dear. I though I was doing really well. All symptoms gone. A little breath of energy back. And then.... I sat down with a group of my class of 5 year olds this afternoon and the top button on my trousers flew off! ANd I mean flew off. Thankfully managed not to take anyones eye out!

Might need to do a little shopping to accommodate my biscuit baby belly.

(DC3 I am bound to show a little earlier)

Squiffie Tue 01-Oct-13 21:24:32

I've decided that I don't have morning sickness I have nighttime nausea! So there!

McRedHead Tue 01-Oct-13 21:26:53

Squiffle That's when I had it last time. Only early evening though, thankfully I was fine going to sleep until 3rd tri when the dreadful heartburn kicked in!

Thanks everyone. Your comments have made me feel so much better smile think I'm just having a wobble, and bound to have a few more, but I'll keep what everyone's said in mind and it really does help, thank you so much smile

Cupcake think you'll be a sweet pea at 6 weeks.

thistlelicker Tue 01-Oct-13 21:59:04

At 9'weeks tomorrow am I promoted
From raspberry to olive?

ThePFJ Tue 01-Oct-13 22:05:54

moomin You are not young... you are over 18 (please tell me I didn't get that wrong and you are some genius 12 year old o.O) and you are at the most healthy age to be having a baby. Don't let judgey eyes get to you, they can all stuff it up their bums.

We are here for you, and to be honest us girls are probably the best to advise you, since we are all supermums to be or just super mums - just like you are already. You are trying to get the best info for your baby.. more than some would bother to do.... so huge hugs for you honey..... hug hug hug!!! xxxxxx You are doing great. I have a spare toffee crisp here... you can fight me for it have it if you want. smile

ThePFJ Tue 01-Oct-13 22:08:09

McREdHead Hilarious! Bless you....

I think we'll stick to Little Pea for now as it has a good ring to it... although I am officially 8+2 at midnight grin

Haha I'm not a genius 12 year old :p I turned 19 a couple of months ago.

I don't understand why I'm still considered a young mum when I'm over 18. I'm an adult, I was old enough to consent to sex therefore surely I'm old enough to be a parent without judgey eyes? sad maybe that's expecting too much of people though!

Thank you ThePFJ. You give amazing advice, I think you can keep your toffee crisp for that grin

ThePFJ Tue 01-Oct-13 22:30:05

sniff... I am all teary eyed again now moomin thank you.. I just get soooo emotional at the thought of anyone being treated differently for whatever reason. Being pregnant is our time to be amazing... and no bugger should hold us back from that!!

Night night girls - love to you all xxx

thistlelicker Wed 02-Oct-13 07:32:13

Wahooooooo 9+0 :-)

Cupcake1985 Wed 02-Oct-13 07:41:49

6 weeks! I celebrated by peeing on the spare cb didgi I had. It said pregnant 3+ ....... Obviously! Still slightly relieved though!

Squiffie Wed 02-Oct-13 07:59:03

Urgh, woke up this morning struggling to swallow as my throat feels all sore and swollen sad I feel rough as anything, its raining and I have to do the school run! Totally feeling sorry for myself sad

ThePFJ Wed 02-Oct-13 09:12:40

hugs Squiffie woooooooo thistle Horray! cupcake

Today I have 222 days to go until my Due Date...

I have a bad headache I can't shake off...
IT is POURING down out there right now. We have a leak in our porch/wash room and I had to do the school swim run....
Arghhhhhhhhh............... I just want to curl up and sleep today but I don't see it happening!

I went through my bounty pack last night and there are actually 3 freebie packs we can claim at this stage. An Emma's diary one, a Johnson's baby one and the bounty one. I bet you anything I'll get down to boots and they won't have any. They never did with DS.... maybe I'll ring ahead... hmm - not today though... I feel too crap....

Spirael Wed 02-Oct-13 09:16:58

I did that last weekend at 5+0, Cupcake. wink It correctly came up at 2-3 weeks, which when compared to the 1-2 weeks I got a week earlier is a good sign as it means hormone levels are increasing. How I could possibly think they're not given the nausea, sore chest and overwhelming exhaustion, I have no idea...

Only 5+4 here, I feel like I'm dragging behind! Still only got an apple seed, and probably no heart beat yet. You guys will all wait for me when you've all got your gorgeous newborns on the postnatal thread and I'm still stuck here in antenatal, right??

Did not want to wake up this morning. It was dark and wet and cold, and I didn't get a seat on the bus. My brain is frazzled and I'm sat at my desk attempting to focus enough to work, while contemplating the distance to the toilets and trying to work out if I could make it in a rush if I need to. Given that I'd need to get through some security doors, probably not.

Only another 6 or so weeks until the second trimester... [sob]

thistlelicker Wed 02-Oct-13 09:26:50

Aww spiral:-) course
We will wait!! Were all in this together :-)

ThePFJ Wed 02-Oct-13 09:33:32

On my thread 5 years ago with DS we ALL waited until the very last one of us had popped grin It was the most awesome count down EVER... That last month was magic... every day there were ladies measuring contractions together, deciding if it was time to go into hospital yet..... and then coming back a day or so later with birth stories and pictures of very cute babies.............arghhh I am tearful now..... balls.... It was just so bloody brilliant to have that kind of support..... We can soo do that for eachother can't we? smile sniff... snort... I need a tissue.....

FacebookStoleMyLife Wed 02-Oct-13 09:43:13

I'd be up for that PFJ! Although with 90+ of us it could get quite hectic smile

It's not raining here yet, so of course I should have been organised and done the post office run first thing (I run an online shop). But no, much too lazy for that. What's the betting by the time I get my act together it'll be peeing it down?

Oh Squiffie you poor thing. Get some hot squash with honey and snuggle up after the school run if you can x

ThePFJ Wed 02-Oct-13 09:48:32

I think with 90 of us it'll be easier... hopefully then there will always be girls here to talk to when things get rough!!
Facebook you know you want to get down to the post office... can you pick me up some stamps while you are there?? grin

dobedobedo Wed 02-Oct-13 09:48:55

moomin I had ds when I was 21 and I got all the young mum comments and patronised and all that stuff. When ds was born it was actually to my advantage as I was determined to do everything "right" to prove all the doubters wrong. And it worked.

Now I'm 30, I'm afraid this one will end up sleeping in a drawer as I've got no one to prove wrong! wink

Today I'm mostly feeling like I want to throw up on my computer keyboard. I have to attend a webinar (how wanky does that sound?) at 10am and I'm hoping I can at least not puke until after it's over. I'm also bloated to fuckery - since I've been pregnant, wheat makes me really bloated. And I had pizza for dinner last night. Oh well.

snoozysleeper Wed 02-Oct-13 09:54:44

Morning all,

Feeling dreadful today sad

thepfj I think that's a great idea !!

Also I worked out-- I'm not a blueberry but a sweet pea shock

If there's anyone else out there confused by what fruit/ veg they are...I found this great resource which takes you from week 3/poppyseed to week 40/jackfruit :


ThePFJ Wed 02-Oct-13 09:56:10

A Webinar?? Agreed that does sound LAME. I guess I should stop talking on here and go do something....but my head is throbbing. Ergh. Etc.

ThePFJ Wed 02-Oct-13 10:01:35

Wow snoozy that's a brilliant resource... DH was just sitting here trying to stretch his fingers out for each fruit size! That has gone into my bookmarks. Thanks xxxx

BoogiesBunny Wed 02-Oct-13 10:20:06

Hey squiffie, juniormint and Rushy's wife - welcome to week 9 and our little olives! We're into our third month!!!!

FacebookStoleMyLife Wed 02-Oct-13 10:23:18

Excellent snoozy but... what's a jackfruit?

ergh a webinar, I feel for you dob, although throwing up on the keyboard would get you out of having to sit through it!

snoozysleeper Wed 02-Oct-13 10:30:02

facebook it's a tropical fruit, I ate some when visited South India a few years back- it's like a large melon in size

Squiffie Wed 02-Oct-13 11:04:52

Eek, into the 9th week!

So I did the school run in the car successfully, called at the docs to see what's happening with the midwife and bought a salad from morrisons that me and dd just shared for breakfast

Found out that the midwife was at the surgery yesterday but hasn't taken the contact details for new bookings! I get the impression she only comes once a week and I'm going on my jollies next week (10+ 0) and am away for a week (11+ 0) so could be nearly 12 weeks before I even get booked in! angry

Cybercat Wed 02-Oct-13 11:34:15

Hi all, am a bit behind with reading posts but just thought Id tell you that I didn't have to pay for my dental check this morning (NHS patient though). I haven't seen midwife yet so I had no paperwork and was prepared to pay but receptionist said it was fine. Just had to give estimated due date and sign a form - happy days!

SkipandTink Wed 02-Oct-13 11:56:30

Hello everyone, sorry to hear so many of you are feeling ill, I can really sympathise as also feeling constantly sick and on the verge of puking, but never actually sick! my stomach feels empty and grumbles all the time as if I am starving, but can only seem to nibble ginger biscuits and eat toast! I had my doctors appointment yesterday and she confirmed my EDD is 25th May, by which time my other dc will be 11,10 and 7! Feel a bit sad this little one will have no little brothers and sisters to play with but I am sure the older three will be very helpful! Booking in with midwife is on 19th october. Still getting my head around doing the baby thing again!

We did end up telling the kids yesterday as they had to come with us to doctors, and I couldn't drive as feeling so close to puking,. They were getting worried about why I've been so ill and tired lately so we decided to tell them. They were all thrilled, my 9 yr old dd had tears in her eyes and keeps hugging my tummy to hug the baby. My 11 yr old dd was chuffed and I know she will act like second mummy. My little boy was fine, but he did say he wants another sister not a brother, as he wants to be the only little boy in the house! Bless him smile

NannyPlumForPM Wed 02-Oct-13 12:47:54

Hello hello good morning! I will wait for you all in antenatal and we can all rock on to postnatal together!! I have a suspect feeling that im due somewhere at the beginning of may. But I will make sure I get time to post (even if it is at some ungodly hour making bottles for dbaby)

thistlelicker Wed 02-Oct-13 12:57:03

This question is tmi I know .... Is it normal to poo more frequently

BoogiesBunny Wed 02-Oct-13 13:09:55

It's crazy to think that, no matter how slow seems to be going now, in a flash it will be April/May and this thread will have gone through so much and the anticipation will be incredible! I'll definitely need to hear how all you guys are feeling those last few weeks and help interpreting suspicious twinges and happenings at my end! I have a feeling I'm going to be paranoid, but don't want to darken the hospital door unless I have to!

thistle I haven't come across that on anything I've read, but if it's happening to you it probably is. Unless you're eating a bit differently now and it's having an 'effect'?

onefunkymama Wed 02-Oct-13 13:15:25

Slight spotting, and very worried. This is what happened last time just before it all went wrong. Doc says to 'take it easy' scan tomorrow to see what's going on, 24 hours could not seem longer. 6+1

NannyPlumForPM Wed 02-Oct-13 13:18:30

An sure it will be ok mama. Fx for you x

So sorry to hear that you are worrying. I know its natural and I'd feel the same way, but there are so many people for whom spotting is just a normal reaction.

I know tomorrow seems so far away but at least you will know what's going on tomorrow. I'm sure you'll be reassured after it.

Have you got any sure fire distraction techniques you could try? What about a few films to get you through if you are at home? Gone with the wind is like 4 hours long, if you watched that you would be 1/8th closer to the scan than you were when you started watching it!

BoogiesBunny Wed 02-Oct-13 13:22:52

onefunky of course your scared - thinking of you so much and knowing that in all likelihood it will be fine, and this time tomorrow you'll be so happy! Chocolate to get you through the afternoon?

bushprincess Wed 02-Oct-13 13:26:31

Hey maybies! 3 days and it's taken hours to catch up on the thread!! Welcome newbies and loving hearing everyones booking innews - thanks PFJ for the lowdown on what to expect!

cbeebies you're having a scan today yes? Let us know how everything goes!!

I'm back in Zim - so pleased to be home and with my hounds (and cats and hens and guinnea fowl!)...

Was all excited that I would ring the obstetrician I've been recommended today and start the ball rolling... but I've tried ALL DAY and still no answer... grrr... I'm a bit stuck as I only have 1 friend who has had their baby in Harare and am not really sure where to turn to next... Oh for the NHS! (despite all it's faults!)

so much work to do but shattered after such a long flight so all I can manage is keeping up with all the maybie new on here!!

bushprincess Wed 02-Oct-13 13:28:31

mama hugs to you, of course you're scared but we're all thinking of you and hopefully your scan tomorrow will reassure you that everything is fine with the bean. xx

ThePFJ Wed 02-Oct-13 14:10:40

awwww I am so glad my mad postings on this thread have been sometimes at least vaguely useful smile

thistle my back end.... has been not normal for ages. Let's leave it at that, but you are not the only one!

This headache is driving me nuts.... it just won't go away and it's getting worse.... I think I may hide under a blanket for a bit longer... xxxx

Lent1l Wed 02-Oct-13 14:35:25

It's great to read posts on here. I'm due with my second, first now 18 months and this one a bit of a surprise and a year sooner than we had discussed but nature knew better so now we've got over the shock we are preparing for having two in the house under 3. Currently 8+4 with midwife booking in on Monday and expecting same midwife as we had last time for all apointments.

Am finding am almost constantly queasy unless I'm eating and can't seem to stop eating. I know I was already heavier than I'd have liked (I got back down to pre-pregnancy weight a year post baby but the last six months this crept up by half a stone) and already I seem to be the size I was at 16 weeks last time. I know you show sooner the second time but just feel like a fat horrible blob and know my weight has not stopped climbing, but I have no energy to do anything about it.

I'm also currently constantly tired, in bed early or I end up asleep on the sofa. I was like it for first 12 weeks or so last time so expected it but had forgotten how little I got done and it's even harder with the LO in the house this time.

Sorry to moan on here but not told anyone but close family and also FB friends don't want to hear it anyway. Everyone thinks pregnancy is great and sparkly and magic and I just seem to have the rubbishy, not glowing stuff - even my skin currently makes me look like my 15yo self!!!

Did try that alternate date thingy - NHS says 10th May, adjusted thing says 9th. Last time dating scan added one day to the NHS one so we'll see, DD was a week late anyway.

CbeebiesIsMyLife Wed 02-Oct-13 14:48:34

Hi ladies, I wasn't going too post this on here, but I see some of you have had spotting. Yesterday I started bleeding, not heavy to be soaking through pads, but quite a bit. When I phoned EPAU I was told to rest nad take some paracetamol in case the pain started, they would see me this morning but they suspected (as I did) that it was all over.

This morning I had a scan (already booked) and to my surprise they found baby with a very strong heartbeat straight away. They couldn't find a cause for any bleed and told me that during the next 2 weeks there could be more blood as this is how long it can take to leave the system.

I cant tell you how relieved I am, today I am still pregnant! SO those of you with spotting, don't panic too much, there is a chance it could be all ok. stay calm, phone the EPAU (or gp if you need to for your area) and its not over till the cramping kicks in and you're passing large clots

dobedobedo Wed 02-Oct-13 14:53:24

Wow Cbeebies, how scary. I'm glad to hear everything is okay - just make sure you get plenty of rest, I've got everything crossed.
I'm constantly paranoid that I'm going to miscarry - I even carry pads around in my handbag sad although I've had no sign to indicate I will. I think I was this nervous with ds too.

These next 7 months can't go quick enough for me!

CbeebiesIsMyLife Wed 02-Oct-13 14:53:48

Lentil, I'm a blogger and later today I plan on announcing the pregnancy and will go on to blog about the pregnancy. If you want to listen someone else rant and moan about how horrible pregnancy is pm me and I'll send the link, pregnancy sucks! its horrible, a means to an end and an endurance test. also more than happy to listen to you rant if you just want to pm me to tell me how much you hate being pregnant smile

Monstamio Wed 02-Oct-13 15:06:50

Hello everyone! Please may I join?

I'm early(ish) 30s, 6+3 and expecting my first.

Had my booking in appointment this week as I'm going to be away for the next few weeks. (My notes are yellow btw!) Nearly fainted when they took my blood which is very unlike me, I've never had a problem with it before but I went all dizzy which was pretty strange. I've also got very low blood pressure so the m/w thought it was probably connected. I'm now under instructions not to get up quickly for the next 8 months!

Is anybody else having weird feelings that there's nothing actually in there? And that any symptoms you think you might have are in fact just in your head? That's where I'm at at the moment. confused

Looking forward to getting to know you all and congratulations all!

Lent1l Wed 02-Oct-13 15:15:31

Thanks cbeebies will message later (currently meant to be finishing a report at work but secretly reading this instead as waaaay more interesting)

ThePFJ Wed 02-Oct-13 15:16:09

Cbeebies massive massive hugs for you - so glad everything is ok!

Monstamio Welcome to the thread.. feel free to post your stats, and settle in with us girls. The feeling there may not actually be anything in there doesn't go away until you get your first scan.... I feel for you there.

So everyone has different coloured notes? Mine are darkish green. I need to whinge about this headache one more time please.... ergh argh ergh ow ow ow..... thanks xxx

loopylou52 Wed 02-Oct-13 15:25:09

Sorry to hear about your scare Cbeebies - what a relief to see everything is ok. Fingers crossed for you mama - hopefully Cbeebies' story will help keep you feeling positive until tomorrow.

Welcome monstamio! Despite plenty of symptoms I found it hard to believe there was actually something in there until we had a scan last week. I still.keep watching the video of the heartbeat on my phone over and over to remind me there's a good reason for feeling so crap!

I popped into the docs earlier to see if I need to bring a sample to my booking in appointment next week and they didn't know but gave me a pot anyway. Did others need to take one for your booking appointment?

BoogiesBunny Wed 02-Oct-13 15:27:16

I'm told that I need to bring a sample to every antenatal appointment - I'll be a pro at aiming by the end of this!

Bohemond Wed 02-Oct-13 15:27:19

Cupcake and Monstamio - we are at the same point. Sweet peas Yay.

I haven't been to the doctor's at all yet - so none of the cogs have started turning. Have appt with my favourite GP next Tuesday so I guess it can all start then.

My parents are going to go crazy with excitement. They have two kids - me 41 and brother 37; neither of us is married (although both have LT partners) and neither of us have shown any indication that we might procreate. At no point have I mentioned to them that we were even thinking of trying so I think they have given up on me.

They have been great by the way - no questions, no mentions - EVER. But I am sure they have been disappointed as their friends' kids have all got families now.


Post 12 wk scan of course - maybe I will just hand her the picture.

Bohemond Wed 02-Oct-13 15:32:54

Monstamio - re symptoms up to 6 weeks. At about 1 week preg (I know now but didn't then) I had a weird catchy sticky feeling in the back of my throat. Has gone away now.
No sickness yet although do feel pretty hungry most of the time.
Some weird periody type twangs but nothing more.
Have ache in left hip but I think that is something to do with the kettlebells I was lifting yesterday grin.
I will have to be going to the gym a lot - Deborah Meaden and Robin dance partner have taken over one of the studios for Strictly practice.

Monstamio Wed 02-Oct-13 15:42:04

Thanks for the warm welcome - I've added myself to the stats page.

Ooh how exciting Bohemond! You mum is going to be beside herself.

I have that weird sicky/empty feeling which only goes when I eat. I then generally have indigestion, but that might be more to do with greed than anything else. I'm also just generally knackered but keep waking up at 4am with my head spinning. Too much to think about I guess. Other than that I'm pretty much the same as ever.

Oh yes, I had those period twangs for the first couple of weeks (would've been weeks 4&5) but they seem to have stopped now. I think it's supposed to be your uterus stretching.

dobedobedo Wed 02-Oct-13 15:42:45

One spray of air freshener and that was enough for me to have my head down the loo (in work too) for about five minutes. Fun fun fun!

ThePFJ Wed 02-Oct-13 16:48:11

Bohemond soooo excited for you telling your mum.. grin
dobedobedo everything smells wrong to be right now... someone down the road from me used some kind of manure on their garden the other day - or I can only guess that's what happened - because it smells rank outside now.. so damn smelly and horrible... blergh....

So my headache is abating... my DH finally took pity on me and decided to do some detective work for me... and one of the causes of migraine in pregnancy can be caffeine or lack of caffeine. I had none in the last 2 days - because I was trying to be a GOOD GIRL grrrrrrr - and he just sorted me out with some....

CbeebiesIsMyLife Wed 02-Oct-13 17:00:02

glad the migraine is disappearing now ThePFJ

Dh is trying to have a conference call in the office while dd2 sits outside and has a tantrum. how long do I leave her before I face her wrath (19 months old) and try and move her. Hes talking to the partners of the firm having a very important review meeting confused

Hope everyone's good today smile I'm excited for auditions on Friday. A few more of my friends know; my lecturers said it would be a good idea to tell them. They were all so excited and said they were happy for me; not one of them judged me in any way grin

Off out tonight with OH and our two best friends; double date night grin bowling and Frankie & Benny's.

bushprincess Wed 02-Oct-13 17:09:28

cbeebies so happy that all was good on the scan for you today - rest and fx it all goes well from now on.

Hurrah cbeebies so pleased you had such lovely news today.

Re the screaming child I say now. I work from home and everytime I pick up the phone the cats start to cry at me which is do annoying I end up shooing them with my feet but I'm guessing your DH shouldn't really do that to the baby so think you should go in and save the day.

I totally have the feeling that I'm making it all up sometimes due to lack if symptoms, my scan helped with that though.

Loopylou no one mentioned to me they'd need a sample of urine at booking in, so I had to go and drink about a pint of water 10 mins before the end of my appointment. Think its worthwhile just taking one just in case.

My notes are pretty swanky. They are specific to the hospital that I'm going to give birth in and include photos of the hospital as well as loads of info. I was really impressed.

Bohemond Wed 02-Oct-13 17:19:35

PFJ - I agree with your DH re the caffeine. I am not giving up my one strong coffee first thing.

onefunkymama Wed 02-Oct-13 17:31:45

Thank you cbeebies so glad to hear all went well for you. FX its the same for me tomorrow, not too optimistic but there's still a bit of hope

thistlelicker Wed 02-Oct-13 17:33:47

Is it normal to loose hair x

dobedobedo Wed 02-Oct-13 17:37:02

Yes thistle apparently so. I remember my hair got thinner and more lank when I was pregnant with ds. And yet again it's coming out in handfuls in the shower this time too. It's a bugger.

thistlelicker Wed 02-Oct-13 17:49:36

My hair is normally so very thick but each time I wash it it comes out in clumps

JuniorMint Wed 02-Oct-13 18:02:37

Hi everyone, well I have finally had some sickness today! At school, a fellow teacher had a flood in her classroom yesterday, when we went in this morning the musty mouldy smell just hit me and I was wretching. Felt churned up all day but it wasn't until I came home just now and was telling DH about the smell that just the THOUGHT of it got me wretching again and I was actually sick... bleurgh confused

MasterFlea Wed 02-Oct-13 18:34:34

I'm going to pm you CBeebies. I know I should not moan but I also am fed up with morning sickness and as I'm on my third, I know what is in store for me and can't wait for it to be all over and meet my baby in person.

I really enjoyed being pregnant with my first. Now where's the stork?

Choppa Wed 02-Oct-13 18:47:37

On the bad side: puke, tits like rocks , stomach 5 months ahead of the rest of me (massive) and puke (did I already mention that?)

On the plus side ... We exchanged contracts on our house purchase today...complete Friday! Yay... Baby won't have to sleep in a cupboard grin

Flixy102 Wed 02-Oct-13 18:52:56

Does anyone else not really feel that pregnant? I'm 8+3 and apart from sore boobs and tiredness I don't feel pregnant at all!

Had a scan last week and saw baby and heartbeat so I know it's real, if we hadn't had that I'd really be doubting!

Haha Flixy I'm exactly the same.

I feel so lucky not to have had any morning sickness but there are times when I totally forget I'm pregnant at all. I got a picture from the scan so whenever I think that I'm not preggo I look at that.

thistlelicker Wed 02-Oct-13 19:00:37

I'm exactly the same !! I even thought about doin another test to prove I myself!!! I've had three scans two with heart beats!!! I'm 9 weeks today! Just sore boobs really

Flixy102 Wed 02-Oct-13 19:06:44

Thank goodness its not just me then! My boob soreness comes and goes too; its no help!

Got my date for my dating scan today too-3 weeks yesterday so thats my next milestone smile

thistlelicker Wed 02-Oct-13 19:08:55

Mines is two weeks today:-) although I'm finding I not very hungry!

I have morning sickness, sore tingly boobs, exhaustion, so many hormonal outbursts, cravings... and at times I don't even believe I'm pregnant grin

Flixy102 Wed 02-Oct-13 19:12:26

Think I'll be doubting it until a baby actually appears out of me grin

Choppa Wed 02-Oct-13 19:14:17

[Flixy,impatiently,thistle] I had NO symptoms whatsoever with my son. Only really knew I was pregnant when bump started to get bigger and the kicking started! I had 4 scans by 12 weeks just cos I was so sure I was making it up! Paranoid or what?
Everything will be fine... It won't be long before you are being kicked to sleep smile

Choppa Wed 02-Oct-13 19:15:33

Oops.. I used the []when in meant the **

Story of my lifehmm

thistlelicker Wed 02-Oct-13 19:16:58

I'm so fat I don't think I'll have bump as such x

Magpie78 Wed 02-Oct-13 19:20:55

I had a complete meltdown this morning because I got up and felt fine. Convinced myself that something must be wrong and then started feeling sicker than I ever had about 10am for the rest of the day! Any recommendations for good things to do when you feel like that? Doesn't help that I have a 45 minute commute to work every morning....bleurgh! Have got early scan tomorrow at I think 5 + 5 and really hoping its all ok, also keep dreaming of twins so I wonder how many are actually in there! On the positive side I love my new found don't mess with me attitude, is very handy when working in London smile

Flixy I like the way you said that; conjures up images of it just materialising outside you with no foof shreddery (I refuse to use the v-word) involved grin

Flixy102 Wed 02-Oct-13 19:28:48

Thankyou for the wise words choppa

Think I'm in denial about how the baby is going to appear out of me shock

thistlelicker Wed 02-Oct-13 19:57:25

I think I have a virus!!! Can't stop pooing!!!! Sorry tmi

ThePFJ Wed 02-Oct-13 19:57:31

And then, as if by magic... Mr Baby appeared.

(And Lo all the angels in heaven went 'Awwwwwwwwwwwwww')

Hi everyone, hope everyone and their mini bumps is doing well. I've had a busy few days so not had chance to check in (it takes a while to transform into a WereRRRabbit lol.)

Arf at foof shreddery moomin

Had booking in on Monday and now have lots of form filling and reading to do. The best thing is that the community midwife team seem to be behind my choice of HVBAC - not that I would have taken no for an answer! grin

Going back upthread to catch up now xx

Raspberry+4 today

ThePFJ Wed 02-Oct-13 20:23:01

Whats a HVBAC??? I know what a VBAC is...... hmm

Squiffie Wed 02-Oct-13 20:26:43

I have a UTI. Just been to out of hours as our surgery is crap! I now have anti-B's and paracetamol.

What I did discover was that I should be taking a vit D supplement alongside folic acid (I think I am as I'm taking a pregnancy multi-vit) but its the first time it's be mentioned by anyone. Did you all know this? Please tell me its not just me. hmm

Flixy102 Wed 02-Oct-13 20:27:27

I thought it maybe stood for home?

Squiffie Wed 02-Oct-13 20:29:37

Yeah, think the 'h' is gor home!

Squiffie Wed 02-Oct-13 20:30:17

Yeah, think the 'h' is gor home!

Squiffie Wed 02-Oct-13 20:31:08

Oops, double posting confused

HVBAC is a VBAC at home ThePFJ smile And this post of yours upthread brought a tear to my eye...

"On my thread 5 years ago with DS we ALL waited until the very last one of us had popped grin It was the most awesome count down EVER... That last month was magic... every day there were ladies measuring contractions together, deciding if it was time to go into hospital yet..... and then coming back a day or so later with birth stories and pictures of very cute babies.............arghhh I am tearful now..... balls.... It was just so bloody brilliant to have that kind of support..... We can soo do that for eachother can't we? smile sniff... snort... I need a tissue..... You sound like an amazing bunch of women thanks

Sorry to see that a good few of us are struggling with ms atm. Can anyone recommend some remedies that worked for them? Gingernut biscuits were a lifesaver for me early on...

So pleased about your good news Cbeebies and will also pm you for your blog link if that's okay

Major X post re HVBAC lol.

Magpie78 Wed 02-Oct-13 20:36:51

Hey thistle, I have the same issue as you.......mainly in the morning smile)

thistlelicker Wed 02-Oct-13 20:40:34

Sorry! I seem to have a lot of Ishoos and questions !!!!

ThePFJ Wed 02-Oct-13 21:03:01

Awwwwwwwww Jessica.... thanks.... I am a right emotional moo cow at the moment.... mooo

Re VBAC - this is something they are going to try and persuade me to do... I am not as brave as you - no way I would ever have a home birth...Complete and utter AWE for ladies who have btw.
Basically I am a total wuss when it comes to pain.... every episode of One Born Every Minute I watch, the more torn I am between the idea of keeping er.... how can I put this..... Keeping My Lady Garden Hollywood and doing a c-section.... and the idea of going for a natural birth. I know I have to see the consultant soon, and make up my mind.

Hope you get well soon thistle

Chip86 Wed 02-Oct-13 21:25:04

Welcome all the new maybies

Hi girls how you all doing?

thistle i no Excatley how you feel normal for me (i no this is not normal but its me) is once a week now im pregnant i have the squits if i dont have squits i have to go every day i know when i have to go i have pain on my right side were me ovary is oh the fun dony worry i have good days

Oh PFJ its nice to know your here for us all

Im full of cold but enjoying being pregnant mainly because the cold is me only symptom smug grin

Chip86 Wed 02-Oct-13 21:29:02

Dony = dont


Oh i do have baby brain had team of 4 + security looking for my lost bank card today only to remember i gave it to DH the night before, why have non of them guessed confused
Im starting to think im always this dipy

BoogiesBunny Wed 02-Oct-13 21:31:59

Flixy,impatiently,thistle it still makes me feel so much more assured that you guys don't have symptoms either (my boob ache keeps going away and coming back too). Do the people who know keep asking how you're feeling, and being a bit disappointed when you say 'fine'? I wish they'd stop as it makes me more worried.

thistlelicker Wed 02-Oct-13 21:38:24

Yep and sometime they look disgusted when you say you have no symptoms!!!

Adding to the Maternity Notes Rainbow, mine are a fetching shade of lilac!

Still feeling grim, but DH is off work for a couple of weeks holiday so he's been doing most of the cooking and helping with DS mostly willingly.
My symptoms are constant MS sans vom, boobs like cactus grenades, and blood pressure so low it's getting annoying (85 over 50 last they checked).
Such fun. wink

thistlelicker Wed 02-Oct-13 21:57:18

Mine r green with a colour sticker

That's sounds pretty rotten LongTailedTit - will you get any treatment if the low BP continues?

PFJ - I think every woman going though pg and childbirth is pretty bloody brave, but I'm not as brave as much as I am a control freak blush I really hated having labour 'done to me' last time with the induction and witch of a reg attending. If HB didn't go to plan and I ended up in hospital again it would be another cs for sure.

Re symptoms, DH finally noticed the increase in boobage - shame for him I don't want him anywhere near me as they hurt like hell grin and no DH massage won't make them feel better!

Chip86 Wed 02-Oct-13 21:59:33

Boogies yes i get thouse looks my sis inlaw wanted day updates but i got board of texting fine today

my butt is so big i could put a cup of tea on it and walk around shock

Jessica No, no treatment as such for low BP, just advice to eat salty snacks (shame I don't like crisps!), and avoid getting up quickly. Not terribly helpful.

A friend had v v low BP during her pregnancies and told me that she drank 4 litres of water a day to help combat it - I assume this may have upped her blood volume a little? I know I get worse if I don't drink enough, but I struggle to even get 2L a day in, let alone 4...

I had a proper 'funny turn' in Boots yesterday and had to sit down for 20 mins - other than that I just feel awful if I bend down for anything or climb the stairs too quickly.
Morning sickness and low blood pressure is a particularly lame combination!

The Boots thing sounds horrible Long - you were't on your own were you?

What junk are you partial to? I think digestive biscuits are quite salty smile

ThePFJ Wed 02-Oct-13 22:44:59

Hi Chip smile
It's not you being dippy it's pregnant brain. If I remember correctly... I know right - do I remember it correctly... har har... we lose about 17% of our IQ's during pregnancy. Part of our brain gets softer than normal due to the hormones, ready to flush us with 'Awww Look At The Baby' feelings after the long labour - so we forget all the pain and focus on the baby. Our IQ's come back to complete normal by 6 months after baby is born.
Anyone who wants to look this up to see if I DO need correcting on this please feel free!
I DO know that MY power to do Maths has diminished. It's very very frustrating. o.O

Night all xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

No, DH was with me thank goodness! I sent him off to get me a bottle of water while I flopped on the chair at Prescriptions. smile

I dare not pick up the dark chocolate digestives again - I ate billions when I was sofa-bound BFing a tiny DS, had quite the shock when I found out that 3 or 4 was the calorie equivalent of a main meal. shock
At least that explains the size of my behind tho!

I've discovered those Dolé fruit jellies, they're yum, deliberately not checking the nutritional info for now...

I am so full. I can't even move I am that full. I found one of the perks of being pregnant tonight; because I seem to be rocking a slight bump anyway (mainly just swelling and water retention, I'm guessing) so food baby is a) nearly unnoticable and b) can be written off as "I'm pregnant".

Frankie and Benny's is amazing but OHMYGODDDDDD. I can't move. Blah.

I shouldn't be allowed out in public. A couple in the restaurant were filming all around the restaurant, taking a video of the interior, and at one point when the camera was passing us, I pulled a face... think This but ten times creepier! So I've probably ruined their video hmm

Magpie78 Wed 02-Oct-13 23:44:49

That picture just made me make a highly attractive snorting sound lol.

Morning all, DS just woke me up via the monitor - I fell asleep on the bloody couch! Must start going to bed earlier.

Long I think that you need the digestives - it's for your health wink You could always be really spartan and get the naked boring ones grin I really fancy some jelly now too and it's not even 7am...

PFJ 17% reduction makes a lot of sense lol.

Glad you had a good night moomin.

dobedobedo Thu 03-Oct-13 07:28:26

Morning! I'm at my desk already awaiting a lift to Peterborough (so I don't have to get the bus anymore thank Jeebus). One puke so far this morning so let's hope I don't be sick all over my sales director's lovely new audi posh car! blush

Good morning girly wirlies.

Those lovely ladies of you that use the travel bands to push back your nausea, how well are they working for you?

I woke up last night at 1.30am feeling so sick I wretched but thankfully nothing came out (tmi sorry, I am petrified of being sick). Spent the rest of the night propped up in bed feeling sick. Feel even worse this morning. sad

7 weeks today - finally i have a blueberry!

Fx that your ms stays out of the way today now dobe and mumof2.

Squiffie how are you feeling this morning? UTIs are nasty bloody things aren't they?

Raspberry+5 today smile

bushprincess Thu 03-Oct-13 08:55:38

Morning all! Finally have got a date for first appointment with the obsteatrician... next weds morning, by which point i should be 9 wks .... not sure when i'll get a scan, apparently he does his own ultrasound, so .fx the same day.... can't wait to have something to confirm that I'm not making this up! (BFP seems AGES ago!)

cookies, flixy, impatiently, thistle we're all in the same symptom free club..... i know i should be grateful to get away without ms, but the reassurance would sure come in handy!

That doesn't mean I'm not sympathetic to all of you with ms.. must be terrible, hope the sea sickness bands and gingernuts are helping.

long dark chocolate digestives......yummy ! Definitely worth the calories and you do have you bp to think of!

RosesInTheRain Thu 03-Oct-13 09:01:31

not sure about the travel bands tbh, I wear them most days but I'm not sure they do much really. Midwife saw I was wearing them the other day, she said some swear by them others not so. I didn't wear them yesterday as I was wearing a short sleeve top all day and last night my nausea was awful but probably just a coincidence? Still feeling terrible actually - sick, dizzy and really weak/achey so have taken a sick day today sad

My notes are pink...

9+3 ish and def preg brain here!

dobedobedo Thu 03-Oct-13 09:08:49

I haven't tried the travel bands but am interested to hear of others experience with them!
So I arrive at work today and find out that everyone across the company (various different offices in different cities) know I'm pregnant! angry
They ask how far along I am and I say 8 weeks and then they're surprised. "oh you're telling people this early?"

No I'm not bloody telling people! My boss evidently is. Raging. Most of my family don't even know. angry

Spirael Thu 03-Oct-13 09:14:51

I use travel bands (and I'm surprised no-one at work has called me on them yet!) and find that they're not a miracle cure but they do take the edge of the nausea. Basically if I remove them I'm sat at my desk frantically trying to stop myself from throwing up in my bin. With them on, I'm just conscious of where my bin is in case I need to throw up in it. wink

I found ginger biscuits were ok, but mostly because they were stodgy food as the ginger content isn't enough to be effective. Things like rice cakes were just as good but less calorific. However, I got some crystallised ginger from H&B which is much more effective, though a bit overpowering. I actually got a pack which has chocolate coated crystallised ginger as well, which is more palatable.

Struggling in the evenings at the moment. I tend to crash out on the sofa as soon as I can after cooking food and putting DD to bed. I tried playing some PS3 last night, but the camera movement made my nausea really bad so I had to stop.

I'm experiencing pregnancy brain too, PFJ! Last time I completely lost my sense of direction, which was frustrating but not too crippling. It came back in the months following birth. This time, I've lost my memory! I keep losing track of what I have and haven't done. Bit of a problem at work and home.

spirael I think I'll have to try some crystallised ginger, thanks for posting ;) there's a h&b near (ish) where I can get some travel bands! Xx

loopylou52 Thu 03-Oct-13 09:42:20

Morning Maybies! I've been using wrist bands too. I think they do help a bit but I'm not convinced on the acupressure side or whether it's just psychological, which may explain why they seem to work for some and not others. I've been hoping for the weather to get lots colder so I can wear long sleeves and keep the bands on all day.

Raspberry + 4 today!

I'm back to falling asleep and being out like a light until I wake up naturally... woke up fifteen minutes ago to find out that even OH getting up, waffling around and getting ready for uni didn't wake me.

I hate mornings these days, just try and sleep through them if I can (most days I can't thanks to uni sad ). Hate not being able to eat anything before 12pm angry

Hugs to everyone else struggling with symptoms... ah what the heck, hugs to everyone regardless of symptoms grin

FacebookStoleMyLife Thu 03-Oct-13 10:04:44

Wrist bands ordered (£1.65 delivered on Amazon in case anyone's looking), I really hope they work because I feel shocking.

To you non-symptomers, if you get any funny looks when you tell people that I promise you it's just jealousy smile But it can be so stressful waiting for those first scans without the reassurance of symptoms, I think with or without symptoms we're all just wishing time would speed up. Hand holding all round!

Spirael Thu 03-Oct-13 10:14:14

Boots sell travel bands, for anyone who doesn't want to order online. They're a lot more expensive though, about £8 IIRC. I had to pick some up the other day as I forgot my usual set and needed some to get me through work. I now have one grey set and one black set, which works quite well for attempting to colour co-ordinate.

No-one seems to have noticed (or at least no-one has commented) about me wearing my travel bands all day. I have short sleeves at the moment, so I think they look quite obvious. Maybe they just all think it's some new fashion, or that they're exercise bands or something.

I was sure my friends would pick up on it, and they're less likely to keep quiet, but they seem oblivious as well!

hand holding

The bands have worked well for me Facebook, I've been using them in lectures and they've stopped me from being sick smile

Squiffie Thu 03-Oct-13 10:22:44

jessica I'd like to say I feel better but I don't [pukeface] hoping antibiotic effects kick in soon!

I'd be furious dobedo its not anyone else's business to be telling people!

moomin you mean you liked mornings before?! Lol x

I've found a way to contact community midwifery team directly now because did I mention my GP surgery are crap so hopefully will be booked in before I go on h

Squiffie Thu 03-Oct-13 10:23:34


Silly sausage fingers posting too soon!

BoogiesBunny Thu 03-Oct-13 10:23:53

dobe I am FURIOUS on your behalf! That is so upsetting! Telling everyone should be something you control, not that's taken out of your hands and spread around like juicy gossip!

I have been having wild dreams lately - not sure they're a symptom but they are fascinating. Last night I dreamt that DH and I had just met and we were flirting and so completely in love - we just hung out and then I kissed him at the end of the dream. I woke up feeling all googly as it reminded me of that young girl in love feeling. Gave him an extra tight cuddle when I left for work.

I'd be fuming dobe, the people I've told have been told in confidence and I'd be furious if they told others!

Aaw Boogies that made me feel mushy inside! And slightly envy as OH killed me in my dream. And when I woke up he'd gone to uni, and the only thing that made me sure the dream was fake was that he'd left me a lovely mushy note that wouldn't seem right if he'd just attempted murder.

BoogiesBunny Thu 03-Oct-13 11:16:09

LOL moomin - love the post-dream confusion!

Spirael Thu 03-Oct-13 11:32:46

I tend to get crazy dreams normally, but it's up to eleven at the moment! I was being chased around by a giant dragon last night, which was a little terrifying. The weirdest part was when the dragon did a big scary eyeball stare then snap at me, at which point I was immediately woken up as DD started crying in the next room. There were a few moments of confusion there where I was wondering if she was seeing the same dreams I was!

Aside from you lovely ladies and a few other MN people I'm in groups with on FB, we've told my DP and DPiL and I've told one person at work. Someone who I trust to keep it secret, but to make someone aware of the circumstances in case there's a problem like I throw up or faint. Normally I'd tell the office First Aider... But I am the First Aider!

Cybercat Thu 03-Oct-13 12:54:12

My consultant at work has done the same to me dobedo - he said 'was it a secret then?'. Id been very clear that it was a secret.

Have caved in and booked a private reassurance scan for next week -excited!

I dreamed that DH was pregnant and overdue and that his completely usual terrible wind was the start of his labour confused Decode that one, you Freudians! grin

Monstamio Thu 03-Oct-13 12:59:28

Afternoon maybies!
Loving the crazy dreams... when I go to sleep I think I go into a coma so nothing like that here yet!
dobe I would also be furious... especially when you haven't even told people you're close to yet. Why do some people think it's acceptable to share other people's news?
Having a tough day today. Got up at 4am to drive 100 miles to a breakfast meeting and then the bloody motorway was closed with no diversion signs so I drove 20 mins in the wrong direction before I realised... all the time wanting to just pull over and vom in the hedge sad And then had to sit through the meeting feeling like death.
But I'm back now and have given myself a rare afternoon off and am presently watching bargain hunt with cat on lap so things are looking up.

I can't check names as on phone but pretty sure someone had a scan today. .. be sure to let us know how it went!

And if longtailedtit finds out a cure for low bp please pass it on... 85/55 here so I feel your pain (almost).

Squiffie Thu 03-Oct-13 13:02:40

Woohoo, finally got a booking appointment for t

Squiffie Thu 03-Oct-13 13:03:00


Monstamio Thu 03-Oct-13 13:16:00

Hooray Squiffie grin

Did they ask you to take a urine sample? If not perhaps have some water or a cuppa before you go. I was asked to produce one on the spot which took a bit of effort... and I then weed all over my hands as was so worried about not catching what little there was! shock

Magpie78 Thu 03-Oct-13 13:16:01

Hi everyone just got back from my scan, they said my dates are right and there is definitely someone in there. Too early to see a heart beat yet though so have to go back next Friday.

onefunkymama Thu 03-Oct-13 13:27:25

Back from my scan, we could see a little heartbeat which they said looked fine, set my dates back to 5+4. They said the bleeding was nothing to worry about as its minor. ..... They also saw a second amniotic sac but said I have to go back in two weeks to see how that one develops, as they can't see a baby in there now, it could just be behind the other one development wise, or could be nothing a non-starter. We'll see, hubby and I a bit freaked out at finding there's a slim chance we might have twins!!!

Magpie78 Thu 03-Oct-13 13:31:05

Wow! Am pleased that they saw your heartbeat, hopefully will get a similar result next week. Two!!! Bet the next two weeks are going to take forever! Do you have twins in your family?

loopylou52 Thu 03-Oct-13 13:33:25

Great scan news both of you. Eek re possible twins mama but how exciting!

Yay great scan news smile

I feel like I'm going to be the last one in this thread to see if there's anything in there what's in there (positive thinking hmm ) at this rate grin


Squiffie Thu 03-Oct-13 13:44:52

Oh wow mama possibility of twins?! How exciting grin

moomin your scan will be before mine as I'm only 8+1

No mention of a sample monstamio but I can pee on demand atm hmm