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August 2014: growing bumps and 20 week scans!!!

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Owlysims Mon 03-Mar-14 15:52:32

New thread!!!

Owlysims Mon 03-Mar-14 15:56:12

Sorry it's not a particularly catchy thread!!! Was trying to think if something clever but I couldn't...I blame pregnancy brain!! blush

HungryHorace Mon 03-Mar-14 15:58:57

Marking spot...couldn't believe it when I saw we'd reached 1000 on the other!

Owlysims Mon 03-Mar-14 15:59:57

First time I ended a thread as well!! Hopefully this thread will be a bit more fast paced the last one was dwindling!! Too many of us on Facebook!!

PinaColadas Mon 03-Mar-14 16:01:59

Ooh nice new thread. I think if we carry on as we are this one will go into July :D

Owlysims Mon 03-Mar-14 16:04:20

I did think that when naming it piña!! I wondered whether to even mention then scans as we will probably be using it for ages....never mind and also I think it will be faster paced with everyone posting their scan news!!

flymo79 Mon 03-Mar-14 16:16:05

yeah! everyone come back! i'm not on Facebook so feel a bit lonesome....

jessplussomeonenew Mon 03-Mar-14 16:17:57

Hear, hear, Flymo!

HungryHorace Mon 03-Mar-14 16:35:15

Scans are starting this week...it'll pick up again then :-)

We are in a bit of a limbo period now. We are still doing well considering we are only just getting to halfway!

flymo79 Mon 03-Mar-14 16:39:26

I am having vicarious celebrations today from my friend who had her 20w scan and found out she is having a girl! so happy for her. Feels like the scans are starting all over again! Mine is in ten days, feels like a lifetime!!
I have heartburn already Pina, not nice

jessplussomeonenew Mon 03-Mar-14 16:46:33

Guess I'll be bringing up the tail end of the scan queue again - mine's not until 10 April which feels like an eternity! Still hard to think beyond Harmony test results a week today...

flymo79 Mon 03-Mar-14 16:56:08

oooh, good luck for them Jess, I'm sure will be fine xxxx

weeza13 Mon 03-Mar-14 17:30:56

Thanks for new thread. I have also been suffering from heartburn. I suffer badly from indegestion anyway and have to avoid loads of foods but did get cross with DH when he questioned me taking the 1st two tablets in 3 weeks, I normaly drink milk or just get on with it because otherwise I would be on gaviscon every day but I was on a night out and fed up of feeling sicky. Did not know I could get it on prescription though (cheers to my. Doc for informing me!)Seems so fast that the scans are back around,look forward to hearing everyones news

Plentyoffish Mon 03-Mar-14 17:40:05

Hey couldnt find last thread for some reason smile

not on the Facebook group.

Bought some new maternity clothes on Asos and from Primark the other day, feel much better now.

20 week scan on 19th March so couple of weeks to wait.

touch wood not had heartburn this time so far remember it well ouch!

Pinkandwhite Mon 03-Mar-14 17:40:16

Hi, can I join please? I've been a bit nervous about joining but I'm now 15+2 and would love to join.

Plentyoffish Mon 03-Mar-14 17:47:11

hi Pink&white welcome

I was the same way as you!

How are you doing? grin

Pinkandwhite Mon 03-Mar-14 17:55:24

Thanks plentyoffish :-). I've been nervous following a mc last year but I'm starting to feel pretty excited now. I did a prenatal test called the panarama test (just like the harmony test) and I got the results back on Friday showing all looks well.

How are you?

I think I can feel my baby moving. Do you think I could be right or am I imagining things?!

Plentyoffish Mon 03-Mar-14 18:07:42

aw bless pink&white ive had a few scares this time around with bleeds etc my nerves are shattered!

I have been feeling movement for a couple of weeks now so I'm sure its that great feeling eh?

Pinkandwhite Mon 03-Mar-14 18:13:41

I also had two early bleeds in this pregnancy, the worrying is pretty exhausting isn't it?!

I'm glad you say that about movement because I've been convinced that's what I'm feeling but when I went to collect my panorama test results I mentioned it to the midwife who told me it'll just be wind! Its a fluttering feeling - nothing like any wind I've ever experienced!

If your 20 week scan is on the 19th, I'm guessing you're a bit ahead of me?

HungryHorace Mon 03-Mar-14 18:21:22

Hi Pink!

You're right about the worrying being exhausting. I try not to think about the negatives too much, but it's hard, isn't it?

And what you're feeling does sound like baby. Ignore your miserable midwife!

Not much heartburn here yet, thankfully. Not much last time either, just sicky burps towards the end. Nice!

Plentyoffish Mon 03-Mar-14 18:24:36

exactly don't listen to the midwife, thats exactly what the movement feels like.

Im 17 weeks with baby 2 so due on 06th Aug when are you due?

Pinkandwhite Mon 03-Mar-14 18:36:32

:-) HungryHorace. It has been hard not to think of the negatives. It's getting quite a bit easier now. I've been so irrational though. It's like I've been worried that if I relax something will go wrong which makes no sense at all! Getting the results back on Friday was a big deal and we had a good scan too. I'd always thought of myself as quite a calm optimistic person before this. I definitely haven't been calm and optimistic for the past 12 weeks!

Plentyoffish - I'm due on the 22nd Aug. This will be my first baby. Our test results showed I'm expecting a girl. I didn't mind at all about the baby's gender but it's actually lovely to know now.

I think I'll just ignore the midwife now!

Plentyoffish Mon 03-Mar-14 19:01:28

pinkandwhite- thats lovely news a little girl will be amazing. we have a little boy he is 15 months.

Couldnt believe how quickly it all happened this time blush

HungryHorace Mon 03-Mar-14 19:04:22

Girls are awesome, Pink. I've got an 8 month old girl and she's just brilliant :-)

mssleepyhead Mon 03-Mar-14 19:35:12

Pink - I'm due the day after you and I think I'm feeling very light movements this week too. I actually just used my Doppler (slaps wrists) and noticed baby was very active, so concentrated hard and prodded a bit and I'm sure I felt very light wriggles in response. First ones, really, so very exciting. I can't wait for them to feel more real!

Congratulations, by the way : )

Rootvegetables Mon 03-Mar-14 19:44:33

Hello all, I thought I had movement about 2 weeks ago but nothing since really, I heard 2 heartbeats at 16 week appointment though so know all is okay. My 20 week scan isn't until nearly 23 weeks which feels like an eternity away, 6 weeks to wait, maybe by then I will have decided to find out what they are, I'm not sure!

Plentyoffish Mon 03-Mar-14 19:56:23

rootvegetables- thats amazing you heard the heartbeat my midwife said I had to wait till 24 weeks boo! hmm

HungryHorace Mon 03-Mar-14 20:03:15

Plenty, my misery midwife said that too! :-(

Plentyoffish Mon 03-Mar-14 20:10:35

Hungry- what they like honestly?!

I don't have a lot of confidence in my midwife to be honest its hard to put my finger on exactly why but she has just returned from a year off on the sick. She skimmed through my notes and when I raised concerns about the bleeding and spotting Ive been experiencing she was really off hand with me and said "well you need to call in if it happens again"

so frustrating...

HungryHorace Mon 03-Mar-14 20:17:09

It's apparently NICE guidelines, but I listened at 16 weeks last time. Only 13 months ago!

I'm not sure I'm that keen on mine. She seemed keen to get rid of me. :-/

Plentyoffish Mon 03-Mar-14 20:28:29

oh well just one of those things I suppose.

Who is watching One Born tonight?

Secretlypregnant Mon 03-Mar-14 21:09:13

Hello everyone and welcome Pinkandwhite! Just marking my place - watching OBEM right now!

Owlysims Mon 03-Mar-14 21:10:15

Obem and a cup of decaf smile

Pinkandwhite Mon 03-Mar-14 21:15:51

Mssleepy - I know what you mean, it'll be so nice to be absolutely certain they're movements we're feeling. I've been using a Doppler for the past two weeks as well. I know I shouldn't really but I find it so reassuring.

Pinkandwhite Mon 03-Mar-14 21:17:55

Hungry - my midwife just seemed to want to get rid of me too!

I didn't know one born was on tonight. I'm turning it on now!

OBEM here- the elective section will be me (hopefully)

FriendofDorothy Mon 03-Mar-14 21:29:26

Checking in.

2beornot Mon 03-Mar-14 21:33:00

Evening ladies. First day on new job today and so far so good!

Yes please don't just stick to Facebook -I love chatting to everyone, just prefer to be a bit anonymous!

Plenty - we're scan date buddies!! Mine is 9.00am on the 19th (I'll be 21 weeks) and I can't wait. Fingers crossed it's all good!

I thought I felt fluttering ages ago but nothing since so obviously not! Didn't feel anything with dd until 21ish weeks so was hoping that I'd start feeling them soon.

Plentyoffish Mon 03-Mar-14 21:38:00

2be- oh really think my scan is half 1 in the afternoon looking forward to seeing baby again and hoping everything is ok too

Thatsnotmyfigure Mon 03-Mar-14 22:23:26

Thanks for the new thread Owly and hello again everyone!! Have had my 16 wk appt. the midwife tried to listen in on heartbeat but couldn't find it. I'd promised not to panic! Bump is growing so I know everything is fine tbh. My gorgeous 18 month old has turned into a fast running frustrated toddler overnight and is running rings round me so not much time to think about pregnancy. Have dug out my Natal Hypnotherapy Cd and borrowed the book so must make time for that. Would highly recommend as it kept me so calm last time up to and including birth. Midwife was also really good and didn't make an issue out of my age (42 nxt wk) which was really refreshing!

Secretlypregnant Mon 03-Mar-14 22:41:36

Glad you had a good m/w appointment, Thatsnotmyfigure! They do say it can be hard to hear the heartbeat this early. I have the CD too, but I don't think I used it enough last time - I didn't even think of it during labour! I am going to try to listen to it more this time, although with a 23-month-old racing around I don't know when!

Anyway, first of the scans tomorrow. Excited for Baggy and Nocheese - good luck! It'll be lovely to see how those babies have grown!

Hewhodares Mon 03-Mar-14 23:00:20

Hello I'm joining. 17 weeks with no 3 have two DD. This is my 8th pregnancy due to m/c.
Heard baby's heartbeat for the first time today and at last I'm feeling very excited but still cautious.
20 week scan on 10th April smile

mssleepyhead Tue 04-Mar-14 06:33:41

20 week scans already! Mine isn't until 9 April - long way to go yet.

First night's sleep with a pregnancy pillow here last night. Sooooo comfy and good for keeping me on my side. Only problem was getting up at 4am for the loo, and trying to get back into bed with it again. Legs everywhere! There must be an easier way...!

Plentyoffish Tue 04-Mar-14 08:34:48

hi hewho- welcome great news you heard the babies heartbeat grin

Might need to find my pregnancy pillow from last time, bump is starting to get bigger.

Good luck to those with scans today.

Secretlypregnant Tue 04-Mar-14 08:52:08

Welcome Hewhodares, and congratulations! Your scan date seems a long way off considering you're 17 weeks already - have they given you a reason why?

DuPainDuVinDuFromage Tue 04-Mar-14 09:16:54

Hi all, just joining the thread! Welcome to Pinkandwhite and Hewhodares smile

I had my 16 week appointment last week - it only took about 10 minutes so I'm looking forward to the 20 week scan which is only just over 2 weeks away! I've been feeling what I'm sure are movements for several weeks, but it's all gone quiet recently so of course I'm worrying even though I know I shouldn't...

I've never watched One Born Every Minute and I'm definitely not going to start now - I really don't want to watch the reality of giving birth any more than I have to! I'm sticking with Call the Midwife grin

Secretlypregnant Tue 04-Mar-14 09:33:20

I've never seen Call the Midwife - would you recommend it, then, DuPain?

I can't explain why, but I find watching OBEM quite comforting while pregnant!

flymo79 Tue 04-Mar-14 09:40:30

hi new people! this is exciting, the thread is ramping up again! I am jealous of your pillow mssleepy, got to get myself one! I currently just do the one between the knees but find getting up/moving around (swapping sides) SO annoying!

flymo79 Tue 04-Mar-14 09:43:47

I LOVE Obem, when I was off work sick I watched back to back on 4OD. I feel like forewarned is forearmed and I need to guzzle it down like a ravenous beast!

lucyfluff Tue 04-Mar-14 09:59:12

Morning ladies!! Thanks for the new thread owly...and welcome to the new ladies here, I recognise a few names!

I missed OBEM last night oops will have to catch up today smile

Had my 16week apt yesterday a bit early at 15+2 but it went well and I heard a nice strong heartbeat smile that's it now until the twenty week scan!!! My tummy has popped and I'm feeling teeny flutters and now sure it's bubba. It's def the earliest I've felt movement but they do say that's true the more you have!!

eurochick Tue 04-Mar-14 10:23:13

My mw (independent) offered to check for a heartbeat at my first appointment with her (at 13 weeks) but said she might not find anything. On that basis, I said no as I had seen all was well at the scan a few days earlier and didn't want to be worried if she couldn't find it. She said she should be able to at my 16 week appointment though, so I am looking forward to that. After so much attention early on (due to IVF and a big bleed) 8 weeks between scans seems like a loooooong wait.

I can't wait to feel movement. A dr friend feels it around 15 weeks, so it does sound like you should ignore the miserable midwives telling you it's wind!

jessplussomeonenew Tue 04-Mar-14 10:36:15

Got the Harmony results this morning - low risk (1/10000) for Downs, Edwards and Patau. Wasn't expecting to hear from them so early as they only did the test 8 days ago! Hasn't quite sunk in yet but absolutely delighted.

eurochick Tue 04-Mar-14 10:39:16

That's great news jess!

Secretlypregnant Tue 04-Mar-14 10:41:02

Oh Jess, brilliant news! So so happy for you!

CountdownBegins Tue 04-Mar-14 10:42:43

Morning all, thank you for the new thread Owly! Great news on the harmony test Jess smile

I have my midwife appointment today which I'm looking forward to- I have two questions- do I take my wee sample with me (they gave me a pot at the booking in) or do the sample when I'm there? Secondly I keep getting sharp pains in my lady bits (sorry didn't know what to call them) has anyone else been getting these? Anything to worry about or normal?

I'm hoping she listens to the heartbeat, I can fel the baby fluttering away as I type this which is lovely!

HungryHorace Tue 04-Mar-14 10:43:25

Ah, Jess, that's fantastic news. :-)

You can tell people now. Lovely.

HungryHorace Tue 04-Mar-14 10:44:34

Take it with you, Countdown. Less faff that way!

I don't think you need to worry really. But you can mention it. Pregnancy throws up all sorts of weird pains!

Secretlypregnant Tue 04-Mar-14 10:45:48

I have always taken it with me, Countdown, but you can do it there - mine are happy either way.

And I think the pains you're describing are normal - I think I remember similar from last time. But ask your m/w about it today for reassurance!

CountdownBegins Tue 04-Mar-14 10:46:10

Thanks Hungry- got to love weeing in a pot ha!

Yeah I will mention the pains- better to get it of my cheat I guess!

CountdownBegins Tue 04-Mar-14 10:49:41

Thanks secretly- the books and apps say its normal but you never know I suppose- I had an appointment with the gynaecologist a few weeks ago for a follow up colposcopy after I had the lletz procedure and he recommended going back for it once the baby has arrived- I think I just wanted the reassurance of a colposcopy so now any pains down there worry me although he said he isn't concerned and said any issues would cause bleeding and not pain. Mind is in overdrive today I think...

HungryHorace Tue 04-Mar-14 10:50:38

It's fine now...I mastered the art of seeing all over my hand once heavily pregnant. It's almost impossible to wee into something you can't see! :-)

HungryHorace Tue 04-Mar-14 10:56:50

Weeing. Bloody hell, stupid iPad!

flusteredmumto2 Tue 04-Mar-14 10:57:58

Countdown I had a colposcopy and lletz a month before I fell pregnant so I'm always worrying that something could go wrong but my drs aren't worried either.

Sitting in maternity bored as I'm having my 1st gtt today. All I really want is a cup of coffee and a bacon and mushroom sandwich. I'm starving!

CountdownBegins Tue 04-Mar-14 11:02:11

Hard not to worry isn't it flustered!

Hope there isn't too much waiting for the Gtt and you get your bacon fix soon!

DuPainDuVinDuFromage Tue 04-Mar-14 11:09:19

Secretly - yes I would recommend it! It's lovely, cosy Sunday-evening stuff - I usually cry at least once each episode, usually at the happy ending!

flymo79 Tue 04-Mar-14 11:34:06

that's great news jess!! you must be excited about telling people.
how far along are you Flustered? I haven't been offered gtt till 28 weeks.... eeek

lucyfluff Tue 04-Mar-14 11:45:44

Oh Jess that's amazing news smile I bet you are so happy!!! Now to enjoy the pregnancy smile

Countdown - I had a colposcopy/biopsy done a few months before falling pg and keep getting some sharp stab by pains...maybe it is from that? Anyway your not alone and I'm sure it's nothing to worry about!!

Just the joys of pregnancy again !

Polkadot1 Tue 04-Mar-14 11:57:54

Great news Jess - I would've been worried too, what a relief for you! It's my 40th birthday today! Just had a hot stone massage, going out for lunch then to the cinema with DH to see "Cuban Fury"- not been to the cinema since before DS was born 16 months ago!
I need to remember I'm pregnant sometimes- I went down a slide into a ball pool with DS yesterday- thinking the landing would be soft as have done it before- but landed with quite a jolt. So been a bit worried about baby, but good HB on Doppler and no blood or anything- I think they're quite protected but won't do that again. Good luck with all 20 week scans- got mine 2 weeks today- gonna find out the sex but keep it secret x

Hewhodares Tue 04-Mar-14 12:30:24

secretlypregnant hello my mistake! 16 weeks! Just cannot wait for 20 week scan..... And then I'm planning in telling my girls...eeeeek!

Hewhodares Tue 04-Mar-14 13:46:28

Anyone know if and when breast pain eases? I can't remember it going on this long in previous pregnancies.... Ouch (16 weeks)

ItsSoFluffyImGonnaDie Tue 04-Mar-14 14:49:00

Ooh, shiny new 'fred, welcome to newbies Pinkandwhite and Hewhodares smile

Hew; I'm 18+3 and haven't had tender boobs for quite a while now, but I do have new bras that fit better and I'm using an elasticky sports bra/top to sleep in, not sure if that's helped or if it just wore off. They've stopped growing for now!

2 weeks until my scan, can't wait! I've been watching OBEM and actually find it ok to watch, not quite sure how though.

Plentyoffish Tue 04-Mar-14 14:52:31

great news Jess

Happy Birthday Polka, sounds like you have a lovely day planned.

Hewhodares Tue 04-Mar-14 15:04:49

ItsSoFluffyImGoingToDie thank you for the welcome... Hmmmmm trip out to get new bras I think, I'm expanding rapidly! How exciting only two weeks to wait for scan. Are you going to find out the sex?

eurochick Tue 04-Mar-14 15:14:26

Hew mine comes and goes. They seem to hurt most when they have a growth spurt!

I'm another one who had a colposcopy and biopsy shortly before getting pg. My follow up check should have been in December, but as I was in the middle of my IVF cycle then, we left it until we knew whether or not it had worked. We've now agreed that I'll have a follow up at around 32-34 weeks (it would be earlier but I am nervous as this pregnancy has taken 3 years to achieve and I have previously mc'd so the consultant has agreed to wait).

memedragon Tue 04-Mar-14 15:32:29

Hi everyone, can I join? I'm due early August and currently 18+3. Looking forward to and simultaneously terrified about my 20 week scan which is 2 weeks on Thursday. This is my first pregnancy and I'm feeling pretty anxious about the whole thing - it's all a bit scary and there are so many things to worry about, I wish I could just chill out and be happy about it!

Secretlypregnant Tue 04-Mar-14 15:37:06

Hi memedragon, welcome! How has your pregnancy been so far? Totally normal to be anxious - there is so much to get your head around, isn't there!

Hewhodares Tue 04-Mar-14 15:41:57

Hello memedragon congratulations...know what you mean, even though this will be my third I'm still excitedly anxious! Hopefully when you have had your 20week scan you will relax a little.

memedragon Tue 04-Mar-14 15:47:40

Hi secretlypregnant, thanks for the welcome! So far all has been pretty standard, from what I can gather, felt pretty ill in the first trimester and could barely eat anything without blowing up like a balloon and getting horrible indigestion, but feeling generally OK now except for being more tired than usual. I don't think I'm feeling any movement yet - although sometimes I think I can but it might just be normal digestive twitches - but I really want this to start happening so I can know the baby is OK in there! Listened to heartbeat at midwife appointment a couple of weeks ago and I have no reason to think there's a problem, but my brain isn't very rational at the best of times. Also wish my stomach would hurry up and become a proper bump, at the moment I just look a bit tubbier than usual!

memedragon Tue 04-Mar-14 15:52:02

Hewhodares - I hope so too, I did relax a little bit after I my 12 weeks scan and nuchal results, fingers crossed the same will happen after this scan! For some reason I can't quite believe that it is all really happening, it's all a bit surreal - there's a baby growing inside me! It just seems weird, even though it is a totally normal thing.

ItsSoFluffyImGonnaDie Tue 04-Mar-14 15:59:28

Here's the last list from the previous thread;

Funnyfish2, 39, DC2, 29 July
2beornot, 32. DC2, 30 July
PinaColadas, 26, DC1, 1 August - TEAM YELLOW
nocheeseplease, ??, DC4, 1 August
Itssofluffyimgonnadie, 30, DC1, 2 August - TEAM YELLOW
Flymo79, 34, DC1, 2 August
memedragon, 2 August
OveranxiousUnderated, 25, DC1, 3 August
DreamPhone, 28, DC1, 4th August
NameToBeDecided, 32, DC2, 5 August
Mummytobeandsoanxious2014, 38, DC2, 6 August - Girl
Shakshuka, 39, DC3, 7 August - GIRL
HungryHorace, 37, DC2, 7 August - TEAM YELLOW
AntoinetteCosway, 30, DC2, 7 August
NoIamAngelaHernandez, ??, DC? , 8 August
Countdownbegins, 28, DC1, 10 August
Travis, 35, DC2, 11 August
Tc80, 33, DC1, 11 August
Jenbee1, 35, DC1, 11 August - TEAM YELLOW
Mszeen, 31, DC3, 11 August
CakenTea, 31, DC2, 12 August
Sillymeagain, 35, DC4, 12 August
Cazbg, 31 , DC1, 12 August - TEAM YELLOW
onion19632, 33, DC2 13th August - TEAM YELLOW
Queenofgeeks, 40, DC2, 13th August
dontsqueezetheteabag, 31, DC1, 14 August
DuPainDuVinDuFromage, 31, DC2, 14 August
Ruggle, 39, DC1, 15 August - TEAM YELLOW
Missvaughan85, 28, DC2, 15 August
ClarissaG, 35, DC1, 15 August
Owlysims, 25, DC2, 15 August
Lakeofdreams, 30, DC1 16 August
Lynnieboo , 34, DC1, 18 August
FriendofDorothy, 38, DC2, 18 August
DichotoMous, 28, DC1, 18 August - TEAM YELLOW
ScienceGeekGirl, 29, DC1, 19 August
MrsGarlic, 25, DC2, 19 August
Flusteredmumto2, 27, DC3, 19 August
Londonchick, 31, DC1, 19 August
Finnable, 30, DC1, 20 August
Thatsnotmyfigure, 41, DC2, 20 August
Lissbug, 43, DC1, 21 August.
Lucyfluff, 31, DC4, 22 August
Crazylady2013, DC1, 35, 22 August
BunnyBaby, 37, DC3, 23 August
mssleepyhead, 32, DC1, 23 August
Pinkandwhite, 23 August
WeeJo08, 31, DC2, 25 August
UpQuarkDownQuark, 26, DC1, 25 August
Abimci, 32, DC1, 27 August
Mitchell81, 32, dc5, 28 August
Babyspice, 29, DC3, 31 August - TEAM YELLOW

I've added memedragon and pinkandwhite as you give your exact progress in weeks but I wasn't sure Hewhodares when you're due so feel free to copy and paste the above and add yourself! Don't forget to add which DC this will be, your age and whether you're having a girl, boy or not going to find out (team yellow)!

Hewhodares Tue 04-Mar-14 16:11:45

Oh thank you! Great idea ItsSoFluffyImGoingToDie just to confuse matters...due date 22nd Aug but will be having an elective c section at 38-39 weeks depending on what's decided. I'm 40 have 2DD ... And I think I'm having another pink one! Hoooooorah!

memedragon Tue 04-Mar-14 16:18:21

I'm 30, this is my first baby - no idea whether it's a boy or girl yet, not even an inkling. Will find out if we can though, as long as baby isn't being uncooperative and hiding the tell-tale parts!

eurochick Tue 04-Mar-14 16:40:51

Adding myself:

Funnyfish2, 39, DC2, 29 July
2beornot, 32. DC2, 30 July
PinaColadas, 26, DC1, 1 August - TEAM YELLOW
nocheeseplease, ??, DC4, 1 August
Itssofluffyimgonnadie, 30, DC1, 2 August - TEAM YELLOW
Flymo79, 34, DC1, 2 August
memedragon, 2 August
OveranxiousUnderated, 25, DC1, 3 August
DreamPhone, 28, DC1, 4th August
NameToBeDecided, 32, DC2, 5 August
Mummytobeandsoanxious2014, 38, DC2, 6 August - Girl
Shakshuka, 39, DC3, 7 August - GIRL
HungryHorace, 37, DC2, 7 August - TEAM YELLOW
AntoinetteCosway, 30, DC2, 7 August
NoIamAngelaHernandez, ??, DC? , 8 August
Countdownbegins, 28, DC1, 10 August
Travis, 35, DC2, 11 August
Tc80, 33, DC1, 11 August
Jenbee1, 35, DC1, 11 August - TEAM YELLOW
Mszeen, 31, DC3, 11 August
CakenTea, 31, DC2, 12 August
Sillymeagain, 35, DC4, 12 August
Cazbg, 31 , DC1, 12 August - TEAM YELLOW
onion19632, 33, DC2 13th August - TEAM YELLOW
Queenofgeeks, 40, DC2, 13th August
dontsqueezetheteabag, 31, DC1, 14 August
DuPainDuVinDuFromage, 31, DC2, 14 August
Ruggle, 39, DC1, 15 August - TEAM YELLOW
Missvaughan85, 28, DC2, 15 August
ClarissaG, 35, DC1, 15 August
Owlysims, 25, DC2, 15 August
Lakeofdreams, 30, DC1 16 August
Lynnieboo , 34, DC1, 18 August
FriendofDorothy, 38, DC2, 18 August
DichotoMous, 28, DC1, 18 August - TEAM YELLOW
ScienceGeekGirl, 29, DC1, 19 August
MrsGarlic, 25, DC2, 19 August
Flusteredmumto2, 27, DC3, 19 August
Londonchick, 31, DC1, 19 August
Finnable, 30, DC1, 20 August
Thatsnotmyfigure, 41, DC2, 20 August
Lissbug, 43, DC1, 21 August.
Lucyfluff, 31, DC4, 22 August
Crazylady2013, DC1, 35, 22 August
BunnyBaby, 37, DC3, 23 August
mssleepyhead, 32, DC1, 23 August
Pinkandwhite, 23 August
WeeJo08, 31, DC2, 25 August
UpQuarkDownQuark, 26, DC1, 25 August
Abimci, 32, DC1, 27 August
Mitchell81, 32, dc5, 28 August
eurochick, 38, DC1, 28 August
Babyspice, 29, DC3, 31 August - TEAM YELLOW

weeza13 Tue 04-Mar-14 16:45:06

Please can someone add me to the list as I only have access to a blackberry and can't do it. I am 35, its DC1 was due aug 3rd now its July 29th but time will tell.not sure pink or blue, hope to find out this friday. Thank you.

memedragon Tue 04-Mar-14 16:59:49

I've added you weeza13 and updated the details for me and Hewhodares are well. I put you as 22 August Hewhodares, I hope that's OK.

Funnyfish2, 39, DC2, 29 July
Weeza13, 35, DC1, 29 July
2beornot, 32. DC2, 30 July
PinaColadas, 26, DC1, 1 August - TEAM YELLOW
nocheeseplease, ??, DC4, 1 August
Itssofluffyimgonnadie, 30, DC1, 2 August - TEAM YELLOW
Flymo79, 34, DC1, 2 August
memedragon, 30, DC1, 2 August
OveranxiousUnderated, 25, DC1, 3 August
DreamPhone, 28, DC1, 4th August
NameToBeDecided, 32, DC2, 5 August
Mummytobeandsoanxious2014, 38, DC2, 6 August - Girl
Shakshuka, 39, DC3, 7 August - GIRL
HungryHorace, 37, DC2, 7 August - TEAM YELLOW
AntoinetteCosway, 30, DC2, 7 August
NoIamAngelaHernandez, ??, DC? , 8 August
Countdownbegins, 28, DC1, 10 August
Travis, 35, DC2, 11 August
Tc80, 33, DC1, 11 August
Jenbee1, 35, DC1, 11 August - TEAM YELLOW
Mszeen, 31, DC3, 11 August
CakenTea, 31, DC2, 12 August
Sillymeagain, 35, DC4, 12 August
Cazbg, 31 , DC1, 12 August - TEAM YELLOW
onion19632, 33, DC2 13th August - TEAM YELLOW
Queenofgeeks, 40, DC2, 13th August
dontsqueezetheteabag, 31, DC1, 14 August
DuPainDuVinDuFromage, 31, DC2, 14 August
Ruggle, 39, DC1, 15 August - TEAM YELLOW
Missvaughan85, 28, DC2, 15 August
ClarissaG, 35, DC1, 15 August
Owlysims, 25, DC2, 15 August
Lakeofdreams, 30, DC1 16 August
Lynnieboo , 34, DC1, 18 August
FriendofDorothy, 38, DC2, 18 August
DichotoMous, 28, DC1, 18 August - TEAM YELLOW
ScienceGeekGirl, 29, DC1, 19 August
MrsGarlic, 25, DC2, 19 August
Flusteredmumto2, 27, DC3, 19 August
Londonchick, 31, DC1, 19 August
Finnable, 30, DC1, 20 August
Thatsnotmyfigure, 41, DC2, 20 August
Lissbug, 43, DC1, 21 August.
Lucyfluff, 31, DC4, 22 August
Crazylady2013, DC1, 35, 22 August
Hewhodares, DC3, 40, 22 August
BunnyBaby, 37, DC3, 23 August
mssleepyhead, 32, DC1, 23 August
Pinkandwhite, 23 August
WeeJo08, 31, DC2, 25 August
UpQuarkDownQuark, 26, DC1, 25 August
Abimci, 32, DC1, 27 August
Mitchell81, 32, dc5, 28 August
eurochick, 38, DC1, 28 August
Babyspice, 29, DC3, 31 August - TEAM YELLOW

Rootvegetables Tue 04-Mar-14 17:23:19

I don't suppose some one kind would add me please, I only use my phone as well. I'm 32 this is dc 2&3 (twins) they are due august 14th and I'm not sure what they are or if we will find out! Thank you

Hewhodares Tue 04-Mar-14 17:34:55

Oh thanks so much memedragon really appreciate that. Wow such a lot of babies due... Ok now I'm getting excited!
Hello rootvegetables

lucyfluff Tue 04-Mar-14 19:07:37

Oh wow....and the sex for a couple in the fbk group need to be added too will look up usernames!! If anyone wants to join the fbk feel free to message smile

Secretlypregnant Tue 04-Mar-14 19:52:36

Just doing a new FB list update now, Lucy - it'll be up in a sec.

By my count we are up to 82 expectant mothers and 85 babies on the way!

22honey Tue 04-Mar-14 21:19:03

Hi again! someone add me to the list please, I'm 22 this is dc1 and I am due August 17th, not sure what gender yet but will be finding out!

Good luck for everyone who is anticipating 20 week scans, I'm dead nervous! xxxx

Plentyoffish Tue 04-Mar-14 21:35:46

evening ladies hope you have had a lovely evening smile

Can someone add me to the list please?

I use my phone and don't know how to.

I'm 27 already have a ds who is 16 months due on 07th Aug team yellow.


Lynnieboo Tue 04-Mar-14 21:36:42

Hi everyone.
I had my 16 week midwife appointment today and it was great. Was glad to see everything was fine with my bloods and no protein or glucose in my wee so that was also good. Midwife was genuinely impressed when feeling my belly because lying down...its really obvious to feel where everything is. I'm not small (size 16/18) so there is a lot of padding. and finding heartbeat (150bpm....girl or boy???wink )was fast too because I told her where it would be. She did not tell me my flutters were probably wind either....it is written on my notes I have felt flutters grin . I love her but its the last time I will see her. She is due a little girl in May and her Mat leave starts mid aprilsad . My appointment ran on timeshock and she did not rush me. I'm not bragging.... but it was such a positive experience and I'm hoping next midwife is just as great. Fingers crossed.
Good luck to all the 20 week scans...mine is 28th march. Day after my birthdayconfused .

Plentyoffish Tue 04-Mar-14 21:37:06

who do I ask to join the facebook group? smile

HungryHorace Tue 04-Mar-14 21:39:18

PM me, Plenty. Just tell me your real name and what your profile picture is. :-)

Plentyoffish Tue 04-Mar-14 21:39:33

Lynnie- sounds like you had a lovely midwife, hope the next one is just as good.

your 20 week scan will be here before you know it.

HungryHorace Tue 04-Mar-14 21:40:28

That's great news, Lynnie. And girl. :-)

Would be interesting if those who know they're having boys can tell us the heart rate of their babies!

Lynnieboo Tue 04-Mar-14 22:15:20

I'm not fussed what I have but I really can't wait to find out. I would love a boy because I've found boys better to look after as a nanny. But my son will be named after his dad/grandad/grt grandad as is tradition....sad I don't like that. I want him to have his own name. But I wouldn't mind a girl because my MIL has 2 sons and her only grandchild is a boy so a girl would be a lovely change. Either way I'm happy....but if a boy, my son will go by his middle name grin

Hey ladies glad all are well, about the primark jeans, the top of the jeans before the elastic is not comfortable, especially if your bump starts from your pubic area upwards. I think they need a little work on them. Although I love the stretch feel to them.

4 weeks till 20week scan. Argh it's taking too long!!!!

Plentyoffish Tue 04-Mar-14 22:42:53

Hey Missv- I picked up some primark jeans in my usual size but obviously maternity ones and I found them huge!

Im sure they will fit in the coming weeks a lot of my friends highly recommended them.

I have found H&m ones the best they come with the full belly band which I personally think is super comfy it helps to support the belly a bit especially after delivery when you are all jelly like ha!

there are loads of discount codes going around just now too so could pick up a bargain

Lissbug Tue 04-Mar-14 22:54:22

I'm having a boy and when we had his heart rate measured at 12+6 it was about 154bpm. I have been told anything between 120 and 170 is normal.

HungryHorace Tue 04-Mar-14 22:57:05

It's all crap then, ha ha! :-)

Pinkandwhite Wed 05-Mar-14 02:38:20

Please can someone add my age etc to the list? I'm using my phone.

I'm 31, expecting dc1 ad I know the baby is a girl.

In terms of heartbeats, my baby's heartbeat has been between 150 and 158 bpm ever since my first scan at 8 weeks. I'm naughty and listen to her every couple of days using my Doppler and its always at that rate. The friend who I'm borrowing the Doppler from had her baby boy 3 weeks ago. His heartbeat was also always in the 150s apparently. I'm therefore not sure it's much of an indicator of gender unfortunately!

Pinkandwhite Wed 05-Mar-14 02:42:01

How much exercise is everyone doing now?

I was quite fit before getting pregnant but I was then too nervous to do anything other than walking for the first 14 weeks (totally ridiculous I know). I went to my first prenatal yoga class today (Tuesday - I'm in the states so 5 hours behind UK) and really enjoyed it.

lostlalaloopsy Wed 05-Mar-14 06:46:09

Hi everyone

Is it ok if I join? I am officially due on 2nd September, but will be having planned section which should be at the end of August. This is my 3rd child, but definitely the worst pregnancy so far! I've felt so ill, I was lucky to never have morning sickness with my first 2.

jessplussomeonenew Wed 05-Mar-14 07:54:29

Hi pinkandwhite and welcome. Having spent most of the first trimester on the sofa it's been great to get active again - doing plenty of walking, some gardening (with gloves) and a few short sessions of tennis (which I did before getting pregnant). It feels great to be active again, especially when the weather is good! I'm thinking of trying pregnancy yoga or pilates when I get bigger though.

Owlysims Wed 05-Mar-14 08:04:47

Hi pink and white, I am doing one gym class (legs bums and tums), one gym session, and two long (ish) dog walks at least a week. Plus running around after a three year old!! I was very active pre bump so had to cut it down a bit as was getting tired, swapped two gym sessions for long dog walks BUT I did continue during first trimester, I wouldn't suddenly start back up an old regime now smile

2beornot Wed 05-Mar-14 08:29:45

A flurry of activity yesterday! Finding time in here is hard with new job!

I guess we're all excited about heartbeats and scans?!

Good news Jess - now you can tell the world!

And welcome newbies - plenty if room for everyone!!

Secretlypregnant Wed 05-Mar-14 08:57:46

Hi lostlalaloopsy, welcome smile. I didn't have morning sickness with my first either, so it was a bit of a revelation this time around to feel so nauseous! Thankfully past that stage now, apart from the delightful gagging when brushing teeth.

Is anyone else still gagging from time to time, even though not feeling sick any more? DH found a hard stringy bit of spinach in his lasagne the other night and pulled it out of his mouth, and I so nearly vomited all over my plate. He thought I was choking and leapt to his feet with a cry of alarm. DD just stared at us both in mild amusement. Dinner and a show . . .

flusteredmumto2 Wed 05-Mar-14 09:37:31

Flymo I'm 16 weeks but due to weight loss, severe thirst and several hypos they wanted me to do it as soon as possible. With my first dc I had gd and was insulin dependent for 10 weeks though I managed to avoid it completely with my 2nd though I doubt I have with this one.
I have another booked for 26 weeks if this one is clear.
I really want to find out the sex but dp doesn't, he can't be at the scan but I doubt I can keep it secret if I did find out.
I gave up the gym when I started studying fulltime and I'm in awe how you guys are still doing it. As dp works away and I only see him every fortnight I'm constantly running around after 2dcs and once they're in bed I hardly have enough energy to try and study.

eurochick Wed 05-Mar-14 10:29:23

secretly I'm still gagging when I brush my teeth. I'm ok with food now though. It's only been in the last few days that things have got better (I'm 15 weeks tomorrow).

pinkandwhite I went to the gym this week for the first time since December. I was a regular attendee before! But I had IVF and the egg collection left me rather bruised this time, so I gave myself some time off for that, and then it was Christmas and I had 2 weeks off work (my gym is by the office and I wasn't going there if I didn't have to). On my second day back at work after Xmas, just as I was about to start back, I started bleeding and that continued for 3 weeks, so I had to take it easy. And since that stopped, I have had 2 lots of work travel and been absolutely shattered. This week is the first time I have felt up to it. I usually like pushing myself, so it feels a bit pointless to do a "moderate" workout, but I guess it is better than nothing. And centime had a BIG stretching session afterwards, so I guess it felt the blood pumping! (Or maybe it was just objecting to being squashed into my now far too tight gym trousers!)

DreamPhone Wed 05-Mar-14 11:07:36

Morning ladies!

It's been a while since I've popped in - I've missed this thread! I've been having a little read and a catch up. I hope everyone's feeling better on the exhaustion / sickness front?

My bump is just crossing the threshold from food baby into actual baby territory and I'm feeling lots of funny stretching feelings - like someone is pulling my ligaments from within like an elastic band!

memedragon Wed 05-Mar-14 11:20:29

I really don't know what to do about exercise. Before I was pregnant I was fit-ish, but not exactly a gym bunny. I jogged a few miles a couple of times a week (very slowly) and did maybe 45 minutes at the gym once or twice a week too - ll pretty gentle stuff though. But throughout my first trimester I was so tired and could barely eat anything - didn't have actual sickness but was nauseous a lot and everything seemed to make me bloated and give me indigestion. I didn't do any exercise for months. I'm trying to get back into it but I don't really know how much I should be doing. I work at home most days so I don't even get any walking to work/the bus stop exercise! They say you should listen to your body, but my body never really wants to exercise, surely you have to push yourself to do it a little bit?

DreamPhone Wed 05-Mar-14 11:30:06

I joined the swimming pool round the corner from my work about four weeks ago and I go about three times a week on my lunchbreak - it's lovely having a bit of time to myself in the middle of my working day (feels exactly like bunking off school!). Also nice and gentle exercise as you can swim as quickly or slowly as you like - I don't put any pressure on myself to do a set number of lengths or anything, I reckon that just going and doing it is an achievement in itself (for someone as exercise shy as me at least!). I also have two 30 min walks from the office to the train station each day so I reckon that's job done?

I couldn't have imagined doing any exercise during the first trimester! Even cooking dinner was beyond me most days - quite glad that's over...

DuPainDuVinDuFromage Wed 05-Mar-14 11:43:06

I'm still gagging every so often, usually when I'm hungry. It's definitely much better than it was though! I think it was Ruggle who was being really sick all the time - hope she's feeling better at last!

I'm impressed with all the exercise going on! I never do any at all except chasing after a toddler, whether pregnant or not, so I'm really unfit! Maybe after August I'll start doing a bit more...

DuPainDuVinDuFromage Wed 05-Mar-14 11:44:48

Just updating the list - putting myself down as Team Yellow!

Funnyfish2, 39, DC2, 29 July
Weeza13, 35, DC1, 29 July
2beornot, 32. DC2, 30 July
PinaColadas, 26, DC1, 1 August - TEAM YELLOW
nocheeseplease, ??, DC4, 1 August
Itssofluffyimgonnadie, 30, DC1, 2 August - TEAM YELLOW
Flymo79, 34, DC1, 2 August
memedragon, 30, DC1, 2 August
OveranxiousUnderated, 25, DC1, 3 August
DreamPhone, 28, DC1, 4th August
NameToBeDecided, 32, DC2, 5 August
Mummytobeandsoanxious2014, 38, DC2, 6 August - Girl
Shakshuka, 39, DC3, 7 August - GIRL
HungryHorace, 37, DC2, 7 August - TEAM YELLOW
AntoinetteCosway, 30, DC2, 7 August
NoIamAngelaHernandez, ??, DC? , 8 August
Countdownbegins, 28, DC1, 10 August
Travis, 35, DC2, 11 August
Tc80, 33, DC1, 11 August
Jenbee1, 35, DC1, 11 August - TEAM YELLOW
Mszeen, 31, DC3, 11 August
CakenTea, 31, DC2, 12 August
Sillymeagain, 35, DC4, 12 August
Cazbg, 31 , DC1, 12 August - TEAM YELLOW
onion19632, 33, DC2 13th August - TEAM YELLOW
Queenofgeeks, 40, DC2, 13th August
dontsqueezetheteabag, 31, DC1, 14 August
DuPainDuVinDuFromage, 31, DC2, 14 August - TEAM YELLOW
Ruggle, 39, DC1, 15 August - TEAM YELLOW
Missvaughan85, 28, DC2, 15 August
ClarissaG, 35, DC1, 15 August
Owlysims, 25, DC2, 15 August
Lakeofdreams, 30, DC1 16 August
Lynnieboo , 34, DC1, 18 August
FriendofDorothy, 38, DC2, 18 August
DichotoMous, 28, DC1, 18 August - TEAM YELLOW
ScienceGeekGirl, 29, DC1, 19 August
MrsGarlic, 25, DC2, 19 August
Flusteredmumto2, 27, DC3, 19 August
Londonchick, 31, DC1, 19 August
Finnable, 30, DC1, 20 August
Thatsnotmyfigure, 41, DC2, 20 August
Lissbug, 43, DC1, 21 August.
Lucyfluff, 31, DC4, 22 August
Crazylady2013, DC1, 35, 22 August
Hewhodares, DC3, 40, 22 August
BunnyBaby, 37, DC3, 23 August
mssleepyhead, 32, DC1, 23 August
Pinkandwhite, 23 August
WeeJo08, 31, DC2, 25 August
UpQuarkDownQuark, 26, DC1, 25 August
Abimci, 32, DC1, 27 August
Mitchell81, 32, dc5, 28 August
eurochick, 38, DC1, 28 August
Babyspice, 29, DC3, 31 August - TEAM YELLOW

flymo79 Wed 05-Mar-14 11:49:40

me too memedragon! I used to do a similar amount - jogging mostly - and since the first tri wiped me out I've done nothing. I feel pooped just walking three flights of stairs at work and it's making me feel very unfit. I'm mostly worried about being unfit and in labour as apparently that can make it so much harder. Never imagined myself being such a slob!!

memedragon Wed 05-Mar-14 11:59:15

Before I was pregnant (actually I was 4 weeks at the time but didn't know!) my mum and I did a really hilly 9 mile walk, and it was fine - sore feet but otherwise fine. Last weekend I went walking with my husband and was completely knackered after about a mile and a half. And most of it was downhill! I went to an aquanatal class last week which was nice, but it take about half an hour to drive there and there isn't a closer one. Not sure I can be bothered or indeed have the time.

jessplussomeonenew Wed 05-Mar-14 12:01:14

Dragon, I think it's ok to push yourself a bit but less than before, going by how it feels rather than external measures such as distance. I have basically gone down to no more than 80% of my previous max effort, and I also take more breaks and keep well hydrated, warm up/cool down more carefully and make sure I never get too out of breath to have a conversation. I'm no expert but this seems to work for me so far.

Oh, and mummyto2, this is my first pregnancy which makes it all so much easier I'm sure!

crazylady2013 Wed 05-Mar-14 13:21:45

Hi to all the new faces grin .
Before getting pregnant I had 8 hrs of roller derby training a week but as soon as I found out I was pregnant I stopped. I tried going to the gym instead but find it really boring. Trying to swim instead but struggle to fit it in with everthing else. So I guess I will just be a slob until after baby arrives.

memedragon Wed 05-Mar-14 14:16:59

80% sounds like a good rule, maybe I'll give that a go. I really like running/jogging, but I am kind of reluctant to try and get back into it, maybe I should just stick gentle things like swimming or the cross trainer on a low setting. I do find swimming a bit dull though as I like listening to music while I exercise. Anybody else jogging while pregnant?

crazy - roller derby sounds awesome, never tried it myself but I can see how the gym would be boring by comparison!

Para28 Wed 05-Mar-14 14:22:57

Hi all, I'm due on August 20th with my first. I'm finally starting to get more excited about it. I'm not doing much exercise at all - find I'm too tired after work, so it's really only walks during the weekend. I went to a pregnancy yoga class too; this was good, although I yawned all the way through! I'm getting really bad heartburn and reflux, and gagging, which doc thinks is related to the reflux. I've been prescribed omeprazole - is anybody else taking this? Congratulations everyone.

ItsSoFluffyImGonnaDie Wed 05-Mar-14 14:32:21

I've had to stop playing both hockey and netball so I'm feeling a bit unfit at the moment! I felt too rough over Christmas to even think about doing anything and pregnancy has also made my asthma worse too angry I ordered a pregnancy pilates dvd the other day though so I'm going to give that a go when it arrives smile

Pinkandwhite Wed 05-Mar-14 14:52:34

It's v interesting to hear what everyone else is doing about exercise. It's nice to know it isn't just me who went from fit-ish to doing nothing because of nausea and exhaustion. It is a bit difficult to know how much to do now. I'm expecting my first baby and I can imagine that next time round I won't have the luxury of time to worry about this!

I think I'm going to stick to walking, yoga and swimming. I'm not bothered about being really fit (as if!), I just don't want to be completely unfit if I can help it because I've also heard this helps in labour...

Para28 Wed 05-Mar-14 15:33:58

Adding myself to the list - what's TEAM YELLOW?

Funnyfish2, 39, DC2, 29 July
Weeza13, 35, DC1, 29 July
2beornot, 32. DC2, 30 July
PinaColadas, 26, DC1, 1 August - TEAM YELLOW
nocheeseplease, ??, DC4, 1 August
Itssofluffyimgonnadie, 30, DC1, 2 August - TEAM YELLOW
Flymo79, 34, DC1, 2 August
memedragon, 30, DC1, 2 August
OveranxiousUnderated, 25, DC1, 3 August
DreamPhone, 28, DC1, 4th August
NameToBeDecided, 32, DC2, 5 August
Mummytobeandsoanxious2014, 38, DC2, 6 August - Girl
Shakshuka, 39, DC3, 7 August - GIRL
HungryHorace, 37, DC2, 7 August - TEAM YELLOW
AntoinetteCosway, 30, DC2, 7 August
NoIamAngelaHernandez, ??, DC? , 8 August
Countdownbegins, 28, DC1, 10 August
Travis, 35, DC2, 11 August
Tc80, 33, DC1, 11 August
Jenbee1, 35, DC1, 11 August - TEAM YELLOW
Mszeen, 31, DC3, 11 August
CakenTea, 31, DC2, 12 August
Sillymeagain, 35, DC4, 12 August
Cazbg, 31 , DC1, 12 August - TEAM YELLOW
onion19632, 33, DC2 13th August - TEAM YELLOW
Queenofgeeks, 40, DC2, 13th August
dontsqueezetheteabag, 31, DC1, 14 August
DuPainDuVinDuFromage, 31, DC2, 14 August - TEAM YELLOW
Ruggle, 39, DC1, 15 August - TEAM YELLOW
Missvaughan85, 28, DC2, 15 August
ClarissaG, 35, DC1, 15 August
Owlysims, 25, DC2, 15 August
Lakeofdreams, 30, DC1 16 August
Lynnieboo , 34, DC1, 18 August
FriendofDorothy, 38, DC2, 18 August
DichotoMous, 28, DC1, 18 August - TEAM YELLOW
ScienceGeekGirl, 29, DC1, 19 August
MrsGarlic, 25, DC2, 19 August
Flusteredmumto2, 27, DC3, 19 August
Londonchick, 31, DC1, 19 August
Para28, 28, DC1, 20 August
Finnable, 30, DC1, 20 August
Thatsnotmyfigure, 41, DC2, 20 August
Lissbug, 43, DC1, 21 August.
Lucyfluff, 31, DC4, 22 August
Crazylady2013, DC1, 35, 22 August
Hewhodares, DC3, 40, 22 August
BunnyBaby, 37, DC3, 23 August
mssleepyhead, 32, DC1, 23 August
Pinkandwhite, 23 August
WeeJo08, 31, DC2, 25 August
UpQuarkDownQuark, 26, DC1, 25 August
Abimci, 32, DC1, 27 August
Mitchell81, 32, dc5, 28 August
eurochick, 38, DC1, 28 August
Babyspice, 29, DC3, 31 August - TEAM YELLOW

loopylu1 Wed 05-Mar-14 15:36:37


Can I join please? I'm expecting dc1 on 1st August and I'm 28. Could I also join the fb group?? Does anyone else feel like it isn't real still?

flymo79 Wed 05-Mar-14 15:58:55

Hi para and loopy!
team yellow is when you don't want to know/tell whether you're having a boy (typically blue) or a girl (typically pink).
I think I will be 'team primary colours', not because I don't want to know but because I generally prefer brights to pastels and (whatever flavour I have) will most likely be clad in bright greens, yellows and reds!

Para28 Wed 05-Mar-14 16:06:59

flymo70, thanks for clarifying! I agree re. colours - DH and I were saying that we're going to dress him/her in bright non-pastel colours whether boy or girl! It's funny how few baby clothes there are that aren't pastel though - any tips where to find some?

lucyfluff Wed 05-Mar-14 16:09:53

You lot are making me feel like a right lazy bum!!! I do zero exercise....only walking to school twice a day and going out with the kids....its shameful really!!!

I had omeprezole once and it was brilliant, mine was anxiety related heartburn not during pregnancy but after a couple of weeks it cleared it up smile

flymo79 Wed 05-Mar-14 16:18:03

I think it's potluck Para, have been looking around on ebay, I'm not fussed about 2nd hand and will just do a massive wash before baby comes (or DP will, ha ha!!). There are old threads here on MN about where's best for brights, seems a lot is very pricey though. My friend had an adorable baby gro for her LO which was from mamas n papas, covered in little japanese cartoon dolls. So cute

DreamPhone Wed 05-Mar-14 16:20:29

If anyone has any good yoga DVD recommendations that would be much appreciated! These brighter mornings make me almost feel like I could get up half an hour early wink

Hi Para - I saw a multipack of primary coloured babygrows in John Lewis the other day:


Ooooo and they're on a bargain too! £3.98 for 4...

flymo79 Wed 05-Mar-14 16:28:38

can someone slap me round the face with a wet fish please.... just went to the dentist and she did an x-ray (offered me a lead apron, which I accepted) and then took an impression of my teeth using this really pungent pink gum stuff. I know they wouldn't /shouldn't do anything that would be of any risk to the bean, but I can't help but be a bit freaked out, am trying to be careful about chemicals and there I was with this stuff right on my gums that frankly reeked of paint stripper!!

jessplussomeonenew Wed 05-Mar-14 16:35:08

shock <><

Feeling better? This pregnancy lark doesn't half make us mad!

memedragon Wed 05-Mar-14 16:39:34

flymo - I had the same thing at the dentist a few weeks ago, xray with lead apron and pink stuff for an impression of my teeth. I now have a lovely plastic mouthguard thing to wear at night, apparently there was "evidence of grinding". I didn't really think about it, I just figured the dentist would know what she's doing and what's safe. I would imagine they see lots of pregnant women since we get free treatment, I hadn't been for years before to be honest!

flymo79 Wed 05-Mar-14 16:41:53

oh my god meme, that was exactly what happened to me! evidence of grinding (news to me). Very glad I'm not alone then!
Thanks for the fish jess!!

flymo79 Wed 05-Mar-14 16:43:05

argh! dreamhone, rushed to john lewis website but it's only available in tiny baby size.... will hold out a little longer. SO cute though

DreamPhone Wed 05-Mar-14 17:23:42

Flymo - They're lovely aren't they smile shame they only have them small! Going to keep my eyes peeled from now on.

prettyrobot Wed 05-Mar-14 18:18:24

Hi all, i am new. Never done this joining a thread thing before! I am 17+5 with my 'surprise' 4th baby due on Aug 8th. (10years since my last one!) Feel a bit shellshocked still. Oh and she is a girl, found out after a NIFTY test. Feel huge, any interesting maternity wear suggestions?

weeza13 Wed 05-Mar-14 18:18:55

Just been told my adorable 2yr old neighbour thinks I am growing a teddy bear in my tummy!

Secretlypregnant Wed 05-Mar-14 20:08:52

Hi pretty, welcome! How has your pregnancy been so far? What's a NIFTY test - is that like a Harmony test?

Hope you're feeling better, flymo79 - that stuff makes me gag at the best of times so I am impressed you didn't vomit all over the dentist!

Tesco had some bright/strong coloured baby vests a while back - just had a quick look - try:



pretty, I used to trawl eBay for maternity clothes because I love the feel and cut and design of Mother En Vogue stuff and it's stupidly expensive new. There's a pretty good French brand as well - I think it's called Formes, but would have to check - but they do some nice basics that would be goof for work. I have most stuff kept from last time, luckily, so apart from some leggings I haven't bought anything. Probably need to get a few maxi dress style tents for the summer I guess! (Spring baby last time.)

Secretlypregnant Wed 05-Mar-14 20:11:54

Oh sorry, forgot to turn the web addresses into links:

Vests 1

Vests 2

Lissbug Wed 05-Mar-14 20:25:15

i've had two scans this week. saw my little man on Monday at an appt with my consultant then he asked me to have a cervical scan to check my cervix was long enough after i had some treatment for abnormal cells years ago. fortunately all fine but little man was asleep and wouldn't wake up to pose for a photo - just kept moving his arms around as if to say 'leave me alone i'm sleeping'! heartbeat still 154 so i know all is well. shame about the updated photo though as was hoping to get a new one to show the parents when we get down to France tomorrow afternoon. so looking forward to some warmth and sun. anyone know if its ok to use suncream in pregnancy?

Secretlypregnant Wed 05-Mar-14 20:51:15

Suncream is one of the bees in my bonnet, Lissbug. I think that the usual off-the-shelf stuff is nasty. I'm not going to bang on too much about it here but there are alternatives that protect you from the sun without the potentially harmful ingredients.

I totally acknowledge that it's all very debatable (and causes a lot of anger on both sides), but for me I would rather choose something that doesn't use nano-particles that soak into the skin so deeply, and doesn't use so many questionable ingredients. (The alternatives have an amazingly shorter ingredients list.)

There's a great website that rates sun lotions for kids every year, which I used when I was deciding what to use for my DD.

However, putting aside my buzzing bees smile, I don't think it is any more dangerous to use it in pregnancy than it is normally.

DisneyDiva87 Wed 05-Mar-14 20:57:51

I'm just going to add myself to the list smile put myself as team yellow too. The NHSG don't tell even if you ask what the sex is, the place was covered in posters telling everyone.

I've been home for the weekend and now I'm exhausted after running round the countryside seeing everyone. Don't want to go back to work tomorrow grin(

Funnyfish2, 39, DC2, 29 July
Weeza13, 35, DC1, 29 July
2beornot, 32. DC2, 30 July
PinaColadas, 26, DC1, 1 August - TEAM YELLOW
nocheeseplease, ??, DC4, 1 August
Itssofluffyimgonnadie, 30, DC1, 2 August - TEAM YELLOW
Flymo79, 34, DC1, 2 August
memedragon, 30, DC1, 2 August
OveranxiousUnderated, 25, DC1, 3 August
DreamPhone, 28, DC1, 4th August
NameToBeDecided, 32, DC2, 5 August
Mummytobeandsoanxious2014, 38, DC2, 6 August - Girl
Shakshuka, 39, DC3, 7 August - GIRL
HungryHorace, 37, DC2, 7 August - TEAM YELLOW
AntoinetteCosway, 30, DC2, 7 August
NoIamAngelaHernandez, ??, DC? , 8 August
Countdownbegins, 28, DC1, 10 August
Travis, 35, DC2, 11 August
Tc80, 33, DC1, 11 August
Jenbee1, 35, DC1, 11 August - TEAM YELLOW
Mszeen, 31, DC3, 11 August
CakenTea, 31, DC2, 12 August
Sillymeagain, 35, DC4, 12 August
Cazbg, 31 , DC1, 12 August - TEAM YELLOW
onion19632, 33, DC2 13th August - TEAM YELLOW
Queenofgeeks, 40, DC2, 13th August
dontsqueezetheteabag, 31, DC1, 14 August
DuPainDuVinDuFromage, 31, DC2, 14 August - TEAM YELLOW
Ruggle, 39, DC1, 15 August - TEAM YELLOW
Missvaughan85, 28, DC2, 15 August
ClarissaG, 35, DC1, 15 August
Owlysims, 25, DC2, 15 August
Lakeofdreams, 30, DC1 16 August
Lynnieboo , 34, DC1, 18 August
FriendofDorothy, 38, DC2, 18 August
DichotoMous, 28, DC1, 18 August - TEAM YELLOW
ScienceGeekGirl, 29, DC1, 19 August
MrsGarlic, 25, DC2, 19 August
Flusteredmumto2, 27, DC3, 19 August
Londonchick, 31, DC1, 19 August
Finnable, 30, DC1, 20 August
Thatsnotmyfigure, 41, DC2, 20 August
Lissbug, 43, DC1, 21 August.
Lucyfluff, 31, DC4, 22 August
Crazylady2013, DC1, 35, 22 August
Hewhodares, DC3, 40, 22 August
BunnyBaby, 37, DC3, 23 August
mssleepyhead, 32, DC1, 23 August
Pinkandwhite, 23 August
WeeJo08, 31, DC2, 25 August
UpQuarkDownQuark, 26, DC1, 25 August
Abimci, 32, DC1, 27 August
Mitchell81, 32, dc5, 28 August
eurochick, 38, DC1, 28 August
DisneyDiva87, 27, DC1, 28 August - TEAM YELLOW
Babyspice, 29, DC3, 31 August - TEAM YELLOW

weeza13 Wed 05-Mar-14 21:40:38

Disney, its a bit harsh not to be told sex of your own baby if you want to know. Hello to newbies on the thread, hope you are feeling ok.I work in a school and have book day tommorow, hate dressing up, too much pressure to find a costume, I have to be the grandmother from red riding hood, luckily my scan got changed from thurs to friday or it would be really weired to sit in waiting room dressed as a pensioner asking for my 20 week scan!anyone out there with children at school, good luck with their costumes.

prettyrobot Wed 05-Mar-14 21:59:59

Hi Secretly,
Nifty is the same as the Harmony i think, it's the cfDNA blood test, gave me great peace of mind and THANK GOD I didn't have to have a massive needle stuck in my belly or even worse through my cervix! Best money ever spent!

I have some Formes left from last time in the bottom of a wardrobe somewhere, but will check out the Mother en Vogue stuff. Thank you.

Hi weeza13
I work in a bookshop, love the idea of having to go to a scan in fancy dress! I have 3 at school, my eldest are in secondary so no book day for them and my youngest (10) refuses to let me dress him up, such a shame as he would look great as a flower fairy! Good luck with your scan. Mine is on the 25th.

Secretlypregnant Wed 05-Mar-14 22:08:10

Sorry, pretty, I mis-typed - should be 'Mothers en Vogue'. Lovely stuff!

What sort of bookshop do you work in?

Loopylu1 not sure if anyone else has already offered, but if you PM me with your email address I can add you to the FB group.

mssleepyhead Thu 06-Mar-14 06:26:25

Happy world book day everyone : ) I'm going to be teaching today dressed as Mr Bump. Seemed appropriate : )

Terrible nights sleep here - I'm struggling a bit with getting into a comfortable position with my maternity pillow. What am I doing wrong?!

Mitchell81 Thu 06-Mar-14 06:46:07

Prettyrobot- what are your other 3 dc? Congratulations on your baby girl.

Hewhodares Thu 06-Mar-14 09:22:12

Just back from World Book Day school breakfast...practically bursting out of my jeans...I'm sure it's all baby puts cake back in cupboard oooooppps! Have a sunshiny day people

ClarissaG Thu 06-Mar-14 09:40:21

Hi all, catching up with some of the thread, been a bit busy with. Reading all the exercise posts, both my midwifes and my nurses words were ringing in my ears....we are pregnant, not sick, so no harm in continuing to do whatever you did before, just don't start anything new. As a rule of thumb, as long as you don;t get to that point where you can;t talk and want to be sick, exercise is good! I'm still riding racehorses every morning, going hunting, so using lots of stomach muscles and generally being shaken around, and as I say, the midwife says there is no need to stop what you have always done.

What is everyone feeling as movements, I think I can feel it, weird kind of tickling from the inside very occasionally?

PinaColadas Thu 06-Mar-14 09:42:46

Have a look online on Boots for bright stuff, My friend bought me this set

They also have:
Pics dont do justice to how bright the colours are, really lovely.

My dentist didn't even put a cover over me! But she is a friend and told me that the radiation equates to the same amount you would be exposed to on a 2 hour flight and lots of people fly when pregnant so not to worry, so I didn't smile

DisneyDiva87 Thu 06-Mar-14 10:16:47

Well, I've heard that the reason behind it Weeza is that some people being told they were having a girl and then they went and booked an abortion. I don't know if that's true though. You can still go privately to find out if you really want to but I'm quite happy not knowing anyway so I won't bother. The posters all said "We don't tell so please don't ask, refusal may cause offense". Other people say it's just because of the risk of being sued.

I'm still running twice a week and I'm supposed to do yoga once a week but I keep forgetting my kit. I gave up my cycling as I've had a few close calls with ignorant dirvers (most drivers are great though) and a learner (I'll forgive them!) if I fell off now I couldn't be sure to not injure the baby now it's getting bigger, plus I'm finding myself quite breathless on the hills. I was told it's better to stick to what you are used to and if you were active before then you should keep up that level of activity as long as possible through your pregnancy.

Mitchell81 Thu 06-Mar-14 10:21:54

Disney my hospital is the same, posters saying do not ask about the gender of the baby.

ItsSoFluffyImGonnaDie Thu 06-Mar-14 12:24:55

Pina we've bought those 2 sleepsuits too and they really are lovely!

I'm really gutted I've had to give up my sport for now but both governing bodies don't allow you to play after 12 weeks and my clubs won't let me play as I'm not covered by their insurance anymore, boooo. I could start going to the gym but I just don't get any enjoyment out of it whatsoever so I'd never bother going.

My pregnancy pilates dvd arrived yesterday so I might give it a go tonight - I'll report back!

Also, I saw that Ashton's teething powders are back in stock at Boots so I bought 4 boxes blush I know it's early but I've heard many wonderous things about this stuff and the anguish it caused when it wasn't available so I thought sod it and placed an order grin

HungryHorace Thu 06-Mar-14 12:44:10


I'm back at work today, which isn't great - especially the 5.30am start! But it'll be 6.30am next week as I'll be on secondment closer to home for 3 months, yay! :-)

I'm not missing DD too much, which is good. Probably because I know she's happy with DH (and judging by the video he sent me, just about crawling now!).

I don't get much exercise, unless I walk DD around in the pram. I'll be walking to and from the bus stop for work too, but that's about all. I'll pick up again after having this baby.

Ooh, having more wriggles now too :-) It's nice and reassuring. Not so many as with DD, but that's the joy of an anterior placenta.

DisneyDiva87 Thu 06-Mar-14 13:48:54

I haven't felt any movement yet, I've just turned 15 weeks today so I'm hoping in the next week or 2 I'll start to notice movements, can't wait for the first time!

eurochick Thu 06-Mar-14 13:50:24

Me too disney. I've had a lot of stretchy feelings but no flutters yet.

flymo79 Thu 06-Mar-14 14:11:25

wow hungry, that will be a nice change (being closer to home for 3 months) well done on the secondment - good timing! At least it's nice and light now at 6:30 (I was thinking that to myself this morning) smile
Hooray for spring!!!

crazylady2013 Thu 06-Mar-14 14:32:37

Had a lovely 16 wk midwife appointment this afternoon. I got 2 for the price of 1 as there was a student as well wink . Got to hear the heartbeat straight away. this baby seems well behaved (hope it lasts wink ). Now to wait for my 20 weeks scan on the 7 April (ages away).

Hewhodares Thu 06-Mar-14 14:43:21

Hello crazylady I think we are due around the same time. Lovely news about your 16week app x

DisneyDiva87 Thu 06-Mar-14 15:02:56

I'll be 17 weeks at my next midwife appointment! I hope I get to hear the heart beat too.

FriendofDorothy Thu 06-Mar-14 15:15:20

I had my 16 week appointment today. All well. Nice strong heartbeat.

jessplussomeonenew Thu 06-Mar-14 15:15:58

Oops, I am working from home today and laid down for a brief lunchtime nap - woke up nearly 2 hours later feeling completely out of it and can't quite get going again! Will have to try and make up the time later but I clearly needed the rest. Time to allow myself a rare cup of proper tea!

Pinkandwhite Thu 06-Mar-14 15:22:11

Lovely news about people's 16 week appointments :-).

Is anyone else still feeling nauseous? I was sick first thing this morning and I've been feeling pretty rough ever since. I'm 16 weeks pregnant, this isn't fair!

I'm still doubting myself over feeling movements after what my midwife said. What I can feel are flutterings pretty low down. I can feel it several times a day now. I'm pretty certain it's the baby. It really, really doesn't feel like wing as my midwife suggested. I can't wait or proper kicks.

Pinkandwhite Thu 06-Mar-14 15:26:43

What's everyone else doing about bras and clothes now? I feel like I'm at an awkward point where my normal clothes are starting to feel tight but maternity clothes would be too big. I've ordered a few dresses 1 or two sizes bigger than my normal size from Dorothy Perkins because they've got a 24% off dresses for 24 hours sale on.

I got 3 new bras from bravissimo a week ago which I thought would sort me out for a while but they're now rubbing :-(. I think it might be time to switch to unwired...

jessplussomeonenew Thu 06-Mar-14 15:35:28

I have been in sports bras day and night since about week 5 - this week I got measured and ended up getting the bravado seamless which is amazingly stretchy so it covers a wide range of sizes. It's also a nursing bra so should do me afterwards too. The medium fitted ok (I'm currently 34DD, up from 32C) but as I was at the limit of its stretch was advised to get the large to give me room to grow even more (eek!) Not sexy, but very comfy!

flymo79 Thu 06-Mar-14 16:06:13

jealous! I'm still in my a-cup, but have moved to unwired due to generally expanding all over (though not where I would like to be!!)

Ruggle Thu 06-Mar-14 16:25:09

Pinkandwhite, I'm also still being sick, though haven't been today or yesterday. Four times on Tuesday though. I've been diagnosed with hyperemesis, but it does seem to be getting a bit better. Before being hospitalised with dehydration I'd been sick between 2 and 5 times a day most days since week 8!! Fingers crossed it won't last the whole 9 months!

I've been feeling what I think are tiny kicks, but are probably wind. It's so hard to tell!

16+6 today.

eurochick Thu 06-Mar-14 16:49:27

pinkandwhite I'm really struggling with clothes. I can hardly fit into any of my normal skirts and trousers. The hairband trick no longer helps. But I'm not bumpy enough for mat wear. I'm down to a couple of dresses (bought specially for this stage) and a couple of things from before that had been too big for me. Meh.

Get a bump band off amazon. They are great as you can put them over mat clothes and it hold all in.

DreamPhone Thu 06-Mar-14 17:03:15

Afternoon all!

Hungry is this your first day back at work after maternity leave? How does it feel? When I think about my maternity leave it feels like an eternity - I can't imagine life carrying on afterwards? smile

On the subject of maternity clothes, I've been wearing a pair of Uniqlo jeggings to work since about week 8 - they look like black skinny jeans (or so I like to think) but have an elasticated waistband so are much more comfortable (just be sure to hide it's hideousness with a longer jumper). They're about £14.50 so a billy bargain though they're made of a horrible polyester. My knickers are now getting too tight so time for some proper maternity gear soon I think!

Owlysims Thu 06-Mar-14 17:09:00

My only advice re: not being big enough for maternity wear is...are you sure you're not?! Sometimes maternity wear can make such a difference to your growing shape. It may be worth popping along to one of the shops that stock it (newlook, h and m...not many others!) and actually trying some on and seeing if they actually feel comfy and make your shape look better? Sometimes it can be surprising!! grin

londonchick Thu 06-Mar-14 17:13:32

I'm still being sick 1-2 times a day. Normally in the morning. Grim! But much better than I was a few weeks ago! Am 16+2 today.

I'm really struggling to sleep at night. Hips are killing me. Are others struggling? I've got a Drs appointment next week as I have a history of hip problems anyway and am a bit frustrated that no one has been concerned ante-natally. I've got a pillow for between my legs but I think I prob need to invest in a proper maternity pillow. Any suggestions?

HungryHorace Thu 06-Mar-14 17:26:23

Dream, yes, first day back after mat leave. I'm bloody exhausted! And my eyes are sore and my back aches. Falling apart.

It was ok though, albeit dull as I couldn't get involved in much due to secondment next week!

Working from home tomorrow, thank god!

Maternity wear is so comfy. Everyone should try it out, as Owly says. :-)

Lots more movement today. Feeling very pregnant all of a sudden!

I felt sick today. Think my early start triggered it. Can't wait to get home.

mssleepyhead Thu 06-Mar-14 17:41:36

Pinkandwhite I would agree on the maternity clothes. I went into maternity trousers for work last week (was 14 weeks) and they've made an enormous difference. I'm wearing topshop's Leigh black jeans and they're skinny but smart enough for work. Rather than a full band they just have an elasticated bit at the front and they've made wearing trousers comfy again! I actually love them and have had so much comments on them. They're pricey, but I wear them every day so I figure the cost per wear is low. I also wore a maternity top for the first time this week, a Jojo stretchy wrap one that I could tie for the size of my bump. That was more comfy than feeling squashed into normal clothes. I figure if I buy it and start wearing it now I'll get more wear out of it, so it's better value. Buying in a bigger size doesn't make much sense to me as I'll grow out of it soon and might never really fit it properly again.

londonchick I got a maternity pillow because I was struggling with sleeping on my side. The first night was great but it's got worse since then and I can't help feeling maybe I'm doing it wrong....??

londonchick Thu 06-Mar-14 17:48:30

Ooh is there a good technique for sleeping on your side?? Maybe someone can help us out!!

Pinkandwhite Thu 06-Mar-14 18:33:56

It's great to know what everyone thinks about maternity clothes. I think I'll give them a go in that case. My problem is that I'm abroad at the moment so I have to order things online without trying them on and then wait or family/friends to bring them out to me. I have friends arriving in ten days though so I'm ordering like crazy!

Pinkandwhite Thu 06-Mar-14 18:39:39

I'm also struggling to sleep comfortably on my side. A friend has lent me a pregnancy pillow but I still don't find it very comfortable.

I was reading the book 'Expecting Better' yesterday and apparently there is some research that sleeping on anything other than your left side after 20 weeks pregnant increases the chance of a stillbirth. Pretty bloody terrifying. The book goes on to say that other research shows it makes no difference though. I do wish there was more accurate and definitive research about pregnancy related stuff. I can't help feeling that lots of risks are overblown in really scary ways.

lucyfluff Thu 06-Mar-14 19:08:51

Ive been in maternity clothes a good three weeks now, mainly underbump leggings and stretchy jeans, its so nice to feel comfy. I have popped out a lot quicker and my midwife said that does happen the more children you have hmm I cant wait for the warmer months and stretchy dresses/clothes!!

Im still sleeping really well, DS wakes most nights but dosent take long to settle down again. A good night sleep is five hours in a row heresmile

I remember laying on the left hand side was explained last time and its purely to get baby laying in the correct position for labour...

Hope your not too tired Hungry - enjoy cuddles with dd smile

weeza13 Thu 06-Mar-14 19:17:27

Sorry to hear some of you are still feeling sick, just cross fingers it will pass soon. Very jealous of all of you who can feel baby move, I am 19 weeks now and have felt nothing, really hoping all is ok at scan on friday so I can see baby moving. With regards to maternity wear I am finding bras uncomfortable esp underwired when sitting down so am in sports bra. Did go from 34C to 38D by 12wks,luckily I stopped getting bigger but it feels as if another growth spurt is imminent. I am however very pleased that I have only put on 2lb so far. Glad lots of you have had good 16wk scans and heard heartbeats, really puts your mind at rest.

mszeen Thu 06-Mar-14 20:22:35

place marking smile

FriendofDorothy Thu 06-Mar-14 20:23:26

I swear by these bras. Not the most glamorous but definitely the most comfortable!

For the last few weeks I have been living in these Joules Alexi tunics with leggings. I have both the floral and the stripey one. Brilliant and so comfortable.

Pinkandwhite Thu 06-Mar-14 21:05:10

Weeza - I was told not to expect to feel anything until 20 weeks. It depends on the position of your placenta etc doesn't it? I'm sure all will be perfect at your scan.

Friendofdorothy - those bras look so comfy. I think I'll order one to try.

Has anyone got any knicker shop recommendations? I'm so dim, it didn't even occur to me that my knickers probably won't fit me soon!

2beornot Fri 07-Mar-14 06:57:55

I really need to think about bras too! But everything is so expensive!! I've had to buy jeans, work skirt, vests and combat trousers - I'm hoping that's enough!

On the knicker recommendation - I really need some that will give me some support (I'm going to a wedding and what bump to look like bump not just fat!). Any ideas?

I swear by my bump band - holds it all in!

Owlysims Fri 07-Mar-14 08:05:31

2ve I've found best thing is to wear normal knickers (bigger than usual if needs be!!) pulled under your bump with a bump band over the top and pulled up over your bump - seems to smooth all out for me! smile

Owlysims Fri 07-Mar-14 08:05:49

Oh you got there first Travis grin

Secretlypregnant Fri 07-Mar-14 08:52:23

Lots of scans today! Good luck Babymamatobe, Hollyjokes, Lakeofdreams and Weeza13!

freedom2011 Fri 07-Mar-14 09:21:11

hello - I am quietly delurking - may I join?
freedom2011 36 DC1 - 17 weeks 2 days.My next scan is 2 weeks tomorrow so I will probably say more then when I see all is all right.

Secretlypregnant Fri 07-Mar-14 09:42:23

Oops, my mistake, Lakeofdreams is on the 7th April! Only a month out! Sorry. blush

Secretlypregnant Fri 07-Mar-14 09:43:49

Hello freedom, welcome and congratulations! My scan is 2 weeks today so around the same time - I am 17+6 now. Are you planning to find out the sex?

flymo79 Fri 07-Mar-14 09:56:41

good luck to those having scans today!
I am also having hip pain in the night, and shoulder pain, but I've heard a matress comforter can help. I might invest this weekend. And apparently sleeping on your left side is the best for bloodflow, whereas on your back is bad as you get bigger as the weight of the baby can compress the vena cava. I don't think there's much evidence to say that on your right is bad, it's just not as good as on your left.
Does anyone have any tips for maternity tights? I figure that with our unpredictable weather I'll be in them for a few weeks/months more, and I don't have any comfy trousers so skirts and dresses are my staple work wear at the mo. Am running out of space in normal tights though and they really cut me in two making my top bulge as apparent as my lower bulge!! These are my tips for knickers: seam free and really comfy www.marksandspencer.com/5-pack-no-vpl-high-rise-full-briefs-with-modal/p/p22212902?colour=Black

freedom2011 Fri 07-Mar-14 09:58:13

secretly thanks for the welcome. I got it wrong, my scan is 2 weeks yesterday so nearer than I thought happily. I probably will, as we only have a girl's name and no agreement on a boy's name at all. So will need to think of one if is a boy. I think it's probably a girl though.

Secretlypregnant Fri 07-Mar-14 10:05:49

What makes you feel it's a girl, freedom? We are the same - we can think of plenty of girls' names and can't agree on a single one for a boy!

flymo, I rarely wear tights - only hold-ups on the odd occasion I need to. Might they be better? Alternatively have you considered getting some maternity leggings instead? You might get more use out of them as time goes on?

I hadn't thought about buying knickers at all - I just stayed in my normal ones all the way through last time, and then just had a few bigger pairs for the early days after the birth. I'm hoping to do the same this time round!

flymo79 Fri 07-Mar-14 10:15:23

thanks secretly - I can't really do leggings at work, they're a bit formal and all the men wear suits. Holdups give me chubrub!

Secretlypregnant Fri 07-Mar-14 10:28:00

Ouch! Have you seen this thread?

jessplussomeonenew Fri 07-Mar-14 10:40:12

Eek! That's some story! I hate tights normally but will probably have to wear them as my grandmother got really bad varicose veins in pregnancy. My mum managed to avoid them by wearing support tights - she complained that this was most uncomfortable during the 1976 heatwave but the weather forecasters reckon this year will be even hotter! Sigh...

In other clothing news, my new bravado bras just arrived - put one on straight away and it's so comfy. Didn't realise how much my sports bras were compressing me! Strangely my pre-pregnancy jeans still fit fine, though I suspect their days are numbered!

PinaColadas Fri 07-Mar-14 10:41:20

Flymo, I got some from Asda only �3 a pair, ordered them online for collection from my local store was free. They're only black and 80D which was fine for me Asda

Also H and M do 2 pairs for �7, they have a better choice of colours and Denier. Nothing online but they had lots and lots in store and my H and M is relativey small.

flymo79 Fri 07-Mar-14 10:41:37

oh my lordy!! that poor woman....

flymo79 Fri 07-Mar-14 10:45:04

ooh thanks for the tips ladies! my problem really is that I don't have many clothes shops nearby and do have to go online, especially if I don't want to wait for a trip to london... I will check out t'Asda

PinaColadas Fri 07-Mar-14 10:48:25

Yes I can't ever really be bothered to go in town i've been looking online a lot, got a few ebay bargains, got a pair of maternity jeans almost new for �4 including postage! I don't have any problem with the Asda ones at all.

memedragon Fri 07-Mar-14 11:26:11

My plan re. maternity clothes was just to keep my normal clothes for as long as possible because most of them are kind of loose and/or stretchy anyway. I work at home most of the time so I just wear jogging bottoms and t shirts. I have many jumper dresses and also some dresses like this:


Also I lost some weight prior to getting pregnant, so I have some things that are a size or two too big for me normally, I'm wearing them now. Obviously this won't be practical for the last couple of months, so I'm planning on getting a empire line maxi dresses as it'll be the middle of summer. A friend gave me some maternity jeans, which I wasn't going to wear, but actually they are awesome. The brand is yesyes but I don't know where they're from. At the moment I'm wearing them with a belt, but they are pretty stretchy and I reckon I'll be able to wear them them until at least 7 months. I have had to buy new pants - I got some under bump ones and one pair of huge over bump ones from Amazon, but I've actually found M&S normal full briefs in the next size up are best, they are big enough to go over the bump for now. Not that it really is a bump, just looks like a big tummy!

memedragon Fri 07-Mar-14 11:27:12

Clicky link (hopefully)... www.hm.com/gb/product/24626?article=24626-C

DisneyDiva87 Fri 07-Mar-14 12:01:13

I haven't bought any maternity clothes yet, the only things I bought were non-underwired bras (from M&S) as I was told that the underwire can affect breast and milk duct development. My boobs haven't grown yet and I'm hoping to get a few more weeks out of these new bras before they do. It'll be a bravissimo job next and I can't really afford to be buying bras from there too frequently. My pants are still fitting comfortable, I never thought that I might need to get bigger! I've been donated left over (unused!) disposable maternity pants from my cousin and sister-in-law for the few days after the birth.

I hardly ever wear trousers but last time I did I couldn't get them buttoned up (skinny jeans) so I did the hair bobble round the button but I usually wear tights or leggings. Only a couple of my dresses have been uncomfortable so I just don't wear them anymore. I have a lot of dresses that nip in under the bust and then have ties round the back so I'm hoping I can wear those as maternity tops with a pair of leggings. I will invest in maternity leggings, probably quite soon to get my money's worth.

flymo would you not be excused for being a bit more casual considering you are pregnant? I wear leggings quite a lot with heels and that always smartens the outfit up so maybe a pair of low heels or a nice new pair of flats would do for pregnancy?

flymo79 Fri 07-Mar-14 12:08:48

hi disney, I'll probably revert to leggings in the summer as I may be excused as I become a bit more whale-like, but at the moment I'm trying to keep the corporate look (especially as we're being restructured and there's a lot of "being visible" going on).
Is anyone else worrying about coming back to work after mat. leave already? I have started fretting and wondering if there's anything I can get started up whilst I'm away from work next year....

memedragon Fri 07-Mar-14 12:12:30

My boobs grew and got uncomfortable in my normal bra ages ago so I bought one of these: www.jmldirect.com/uk/belvia-range/belvia-bra/invt/b13bb60100000001. I was getting backache because of it, my boobs were slightly on the larger side anyway (36C). I tried out various sports bras and maternity bras first but have found this to be by far the best one - it's really comfortable, obviously not as flattering as normal underwired bras but actually looks OK. Got it in Wilkinson's, best buy of my pregnancy so far.

Secretlypregnant Fri 07-Mar-14 12:28:29

I'm wearing this at the moment - I bought it while I was breastfeeding last time, so it's a nursing bra, but it is really comfortable and I might see if I can get hold of another one.

DisneyDiva87 Fri 07-Mar-14 12:32:54

I share your pain memedragon I'm normally a 30E (praise the Lord I haven't grown any!) but managed to squeeze comfortably into a 32DD from M&S so got 3 bras for the price of 1 from bravissimo.

I have a wedding to go to on the 1st August, Asda have a plain red knee length maternity dress, that would do for a wedding wouldn't it? Oh they have a nice blue one too.

eurochick Fri 07-Mar-14 12:55:56

The poor tights woman...

I went into non-wired bras weeks ago.

To the person who asked me whether I was sure I couldn't fit into mat wear, unfortunately yes. I ordered a load and it all just fell off me/looked ridiculous. I have got a couple of dresses from Asos Maternity that were recommended by a friend for the inbetween stage, and they are ok. But I feel like I really need skirts and trousers for work (smart office) and I just haven't had any luck so far. I am bringing up the rear of the August club though (EDD 28 Aug) so maybe in a couple of weeks I will be able to fill it!

jessplussomeonenew Fri 07-Mar-14 17:01:43

Is it just me or is there something extra special about being pregnant in spring? Just been wandering around the garden and it feels like the whole world is getting ready to flower/fruit/give birth!

Tc80 Fri 07-Mar-14 17:18:46

Hi all just feel like having a massive whinge hope that's ok! I've got cold sores I can't treat, facial excema has flared up - can't treat and a boil on my bits (midwife recommended bigger knickers - I don't think they can get much bigger), just spent £30 in waitrose on random food due to feeling sick (cream of asparagus soup?) and to top it off hubbie has told me I'm not sexy to him as I'm pregnant - think he was actually trying to be nice by saying he loves seeing me getting a baby bump but it's a different kind of attractive. Still. Rant over smile

Secretlypregnant Fri 07-Mar-14 17:22:37

I agree, jess. Lovely as well to be just starting to show at this time of year - I gave birth in April two years ago and so it's nice to experience different timings.

We are not planning on having another one, and I have been conscious over the last few days of noticing what my body is doing and really enjoying it, because it's incredible and I won't see it happen again. Bittersweet!

Secretlypregnant Fri 07-Mar-14 17:27:56

Oh Tc80, that all sounds horrible. Why can't you treat the coldsores? I do see what your husband was trying to say, but perhaps not the most well -thought through comment ever!

weeza13 Fri 07-Mar-14 18:41:27

Oh tc80, poor you, I am prone to cold sores so I can really sympathise there, If my DH told me I wasn't sexy then sex would be off the table for yonks. Sometimes men just find it all a bit bewildering and are not great at expressing themselves but its still not fun. I had my 20wk scan today, all was good and it was great to see baby getting bigger. Placenta is in the front so was told I may not feel movement for another 2-3 weeks, that feels like ages. Have to have another scan at 36wks to check its moved. Will be nice to see baby again before D.day. Have to now think of boys names. Hope other scans due today also went well

HungryHorace Fri 07-Mar-14 18:52:54

Weeza, my placenta is anterior too. I've felt odd movements, but nothing much. It's really frustrating / worrying, isn't it?

And a boy? Congrats! :-)

TC, my DH is the opposite. I'd be so hurt if I were you. Maybe he just worded it wrong? Men can be crap at stuff like that. Is there nothing you can use for cold sores?

Secretly, I won't be doing pregnancy again either. It's strange in a way, knowing that. Especially as I've spent most of the last 17 months pregnant! It's normal now. I'm DH's standard wife (I was 4 weeks' pregnant when we got married!).

Secretlypregnant Fri 07-Mar-14 19:23:45

Congratulations, Weeza! Glad you had a good scan, and hopefully the next scan will show that your placenta has moved.

prettyrobot Fri 07-Mar-14 20:00:19

Hi Mitchell81,
I have 2 daughters 16/13 and a 10 year old boy, how about you? Feels a bit strange being pregnant again after a 10 year gap! - my kids are appalled and entertained by the prospect in equal measures, they think we are idiots for accidentally getting pregnant!

ClarrissaG Hi, i am getting the flippy feeling like a somersault happening on a small scale.

Shakshuka Fri 07-Mar-14 20:05:46

I haven't got any maternity clothes either and I'm 18+1 with number 3 so bump definitely getting to be on the big side. I find that I can leave skirts undone at the top (and top cover it) or I can wear dresses. Also, like someone else, I lost weight before I became pregnant so a lot of clothes were quite loose anyway and I can still fit into many of them.

The main reason I'm putting it off is because I know I'll be sick to death of these clothes by the end! I don't want to get too much because this is definitely my last and I won't use the clothes again. So I'm sticking it out as long as possible!

Oh the cold sore thing sounds annoying! I am still suffering the after effects of the migraine. I am getting them every 10 days and this one has lasted 4 days from pre to post and I can't take anything. Utterly rubbish as I cannot look after my dd when suffering.

lyns31 Fri 07-Mar-14 21:23:39

Hi, can I join? Just found out I'm due August 6th instead of September 16th! Had a dating scan come anomaly scan today which was all normal and found out I'm having a girl. Missed out on the nuchal scan though so my genetics risk will be bloods alone.

Secretlypregnant Fri 07-Mar-14 22:30:57

Hi Lyns31 smile. Wow, that's a big change in dates! Was it a shock or had you suspected?

Hope you've been well so far. Is this your first?

(There's also a Facebook group running alongside this thread if you want to join that too at any point.)

lyns31 Fri 07-Mar-14 22:42:14

It was a shock as midwife assured me at booking appointment she couldn't feel anything but I had an inkling then that i'd hit 12 weeks as my breast tenderness and 3pm lethargy had stopped. Still, so exciting to see my baby girl.

Secretlypregnant Fri 07-Mar-14 23:00:43

Huge congratulations! Will you be having another scan when you hit 20 weeks or did they treat today as the 20 week scan?

My 20 week scan is two weeks today - I really REALLY want time to hurry up now. I'm sitting here working and wondering if the funny sensations I'm feeling are little pushes and shoves from the baby!

lyns31 Fri 07-Mar-14 23:09:56

I feel little flutters all the time now. Am sure it's her smile. Sonographer suggested I'll have another scan but never sure of nhs follow through. I think They answered all the anomaly questions though. So nice to know she looks healthy. He said she looks to be a beautiful baby girl. Little one high fived the scanner lol so I have a shot of her open hand. Apparently it's really unusual and a good indication of healthy neurology.

HungryHorace Sat 08-Mar-14 07:05:53

Congrats, Lyns! I was chuffed to move a week forwards. 6 must be amazing. :-) And little girls are awesome: my 8 month old is currently chatting away in her cot!

You're due about the same as me as I'm on 7th.

Mitchell81 Sat 08-Mar-14 07:47:05

So excited I'm having my 16 week scan this afternoon. The boys are going to meet there baby brother or sister aswell.

Secretlypregnant Sat 08-Mar-14 08:07:14

Lovely, Mitchell81! Have a great time smile.

2beornot Sat 08-Mar-14 08:14:46

How exciting Mitchell!! I've got anomaly scan in two weeks but then we're going to take dd to see her brother/sister at a 3d scan at 28 weeks. I think she'll love it!

HungryHorace Sat 08-Mar-14 08:38:25

Exciting, Mitchell :-) Can't wait to hear back from you!

I'm meeting a friend later who I normally get bladdered with. I've not told him I'm pregnant yet, so that should be a nice surprise for him!

lyns31 Sat 08-Mar-14 11:11:57

Mitchell, so exciting. The kids will be amazed smile

Nice, Horace. Good to meet mums at the same stage as me.

Where is the Facebook group? I haven't announced to anyone but close family and friends yet but my belly and boobs are starting to give it away. I've still not recovered from seeing my much more advanced baba yet. I did a pregnancy test on Thursday because I was still finding it hard to believe that I'm pregnant then the next day I'm seeing this wriggly little person responding to being poked and probed lol.

HungryHorace Sat 08-Mar-14 12:12:17

I wondered if this was a surprise, Lyns!

The Facebook group is secret so none of your friends will know you're a member.

PM me your name and profile picture and I can add you. :-)

DisneyDiva87 Sat 08-Mar-14 17:23:18

I have a question about maternity clothes...

I'm going to a wedding on 1st August so I'll be 8 months pregnant and I've found a dress that I want to buy already but do I buy a dress size larger than what I normally am? I suppose buying a larger size would do no harm and be more comfortable anyway but just wondered

22honey Sat 08-Mar-14 19:09:25

Hi to the new thread! I had my 16 week midwife appointment on Thursday 6th and heard the heartbeat straight away, it was so loud! I was so happy afterwards though...and the midwife commented a possible boy! But I am aware its just an old wives tale...roll on the 20 week although I am still worrying often! xxxxx

Add me to any list im age 22, DC1 and tis a yellow baby for now due 17th August xxx

weeza13 Sat 08-Mar-14 19:17:41

What is everyone up to this evening? I am choosing to relax on sofa and hope tommorow is another sunny day.Had lovely day buying first boys clothes and choosing some very funky wool and patterns that my friend is going to knit for me. Found shopping much more fun now I know sex of baby, much more fun than shopping for me!

Mitchell81 Sat 08-Mar-14 20:00:00

Well my precious baby was being shy so I have to go back in a week to be rescanned.

Secretlypregnant Sat 08-Mar-14 20:16:20

Oh Mitchell, that must have been a bit disappointing. But at least you get to see her/him again! Did they manage to see anything today?

DisneyDiva87 I always just bought the size I usually am in maternity clothes. Depends on the dress style but a bigger size might hang oddly on you?

Weeza, I'm just waiting for my daughter to stop chattering away in the dark and go to sleep! Then I can go downstairs and get some fooooood - so hungry! What lovely clothes did you get today, then? Post some links!

HungryHorace Sat 08-Mar-14 20:21:36

Oh Mitchell, how frustrating. :-(

But yes, you get to see baby again, which is a bonus!

Shakshuka Sun 09-Mar-14 01:20:24

Mitchell: fingers crossed next time baby plays ball!

Disney: I think usually you should buy maternity clothes in your pre preg size because they account for growth in the right areas.

Our exciting news is that we bought a stroller! We weren't playing on getting one so early but we popped into a store for some bits and bobs and, of course, I went for a quick nosey in the baby section. They had a phil and teds verve stroller with the carrycot from display going for $280. I had a quick google and saw that the cheapest I could get it, without even the carrycot (another $150) was $500 and that the reviews were pretty good. So we got it! It wasn't one I had in mind but for that money it seemed a shame not to. And I figure we'll get a lighter one for going on public transport etc when the baby's a bit older - and still be quids in! I love a good deal (although slight uneasiness about having bought it before the 20 weeks scan)!

lostlalaloopsy Sun 09-Mar-14 08:03:22

Hi everyone

It's been a while since I've been. Hope you are all well, exciting about all the scans -it's lovely seeing little one moving around.

I'm 15 weeks now, still not felt much but I'm sure it will come. I bought a pile of maternity clothes on Friday, new look had a massive sale on! So much comfier now.

Ive got an appointment with consultant on 1st April so I think I will get my section date then!! So not going to find out sex as I want a wee surprise on the day.

Dd has been suggesting names - Dh's name for a boy and Cinderella for a girl! I think we need another trawl through the baby books!

shashuka we got a new pram too in a great sale. Got a Graco Evo.

mitchell I had to have a couple if scans too as it difficult to see baby - awkwardness runs in the family!! Plus my womb is tilted so it's never easy. It's always nice to get another scan for a wee spy.

londonchick Sun 09-Mar-14 16:21:50

Hi! Hope you're all well and have had some sunshine to enjoy today! Welcome to the new faces!

Disney, I have a wedding on 1st August too! Going to leave clothes shopping until much much nearer though. If baby arrives early I might not make it!

This next bit might be a bit TMI but anyone else had issues with urine retention? I'm quite uncomfortable now! Feel ready to burst constantly but then only wee a dribble at a time! Not been to get it checked yet as I still weeing which is good but going to ring the midwives in the morning. Mum told me earlier she suddenly remembered she had a retroverted womb and that seems to be a major factor in retention but would the sonographer noted that at my 12 week scan?

Apparently it should improve after 16 weeks and I'm 16+5 so really hoping I don't end up in A&E needing a catheter to sort it out. Partly because it's grim but mainly because one of my work colleagues would have the pleasure of putting the catheter in! Poor them!! Fingers crossed for some proper wees tonight!!

(Sorry if TMI, you can probably tell I'm a nurse!!)

londonchick Sun 09-Mar-14 16:23:01

Meant to say that retroverted wombs can be hereditary hence the reason why I mentioned my mum had one!

nyldn Sun 09-Mar-14 17:01:45

Hi all - adding myself in. Have my 20 week scan on Wed - excited and nervous!!!

Funnyfish2, 39, DC2, 29 July
Weeza13, 35, DC1, 29 July
2beornot, 32. DC2, 30 July
nyldn, 34, DC1, 1 August - Boy
PinaColadas, 26, DC1, 1 August - TEAM YELLOW
nocheeseplease, ??, DC4, 1 August
Itssofluffyimgonnadie, 30, DC1, 2 August - TEAM YELLOW
Flymo79, 34, DC1, 2 August
memedragon, 30, DC1, 2 August
OveranxiousUnderated, 25, DC1, 3 August
DreamPhone, 28, DC1, 4th August
NameToBeDecided, 32, DC2, 5 August
Mummytobeandsoanxious2014, 38, DC2, 6 August - Girl
Shakshuka, 39, DC3, 7 August - GIRL
HungryHorace, 37, DC2, 7 August - TEAM YELLOW
AntoinetteCosway, 30, DC2, 7 August
NoIamAngelaHernandez, ??, DC? , 8 August
Countdownbegins, 28, DC1, 10 August
Travis, 35, DC2, 11 August
Tc80, 33, DC1, 11 August
Jenbee1, 35, DC1, 11 August - TEAM YELLOW
Mszeen, 31, DC3, 11 August
CakenTea, 31, DC2, 12 August
Sillymeagain, 35, DC4, 12 August
Cazbg, 31 , DC1, 12 August - TEAM YELLOW
onion19632, 33, DC2 13th August - TEAM YELLOW
Queenofgeeks, 40, DC2, 13th August
dontsqueezetheteabag, 31, DC1, 14 August
DuPainDuVinDuFromage, 31, DC2, 14 August - TEAM YELLOW
Ruggle, 39, DC1, 15 August - TEAM YELLOW
Missvaughan85, 28, DC2, 15 August
ClarissaG, 35, DC1, 15 August
Owlysims, 25, DC2, 15 August
Lakeofdreams, 30, DC1 16 August
Lynnieboo , 34, DC1, 18 August
FriendofDorothy, 38, DC2, 18 August
DichotoMous, 28, DC1, 18 August - TEAM YELLOW
ScienceGeekGirl, 29, DC1, 19 August
MrsGarlic, 25, DC2, 19 August
Flusteredmumto2, 27, DC3, 19 August
Londonchick, 31, DC1, 19 August
Finnable, 30, DC1, 20 August
Thatsnotmyfigure, 41, DC2, 20 August
Lissbug, 43, DC1, 21 August.
Lucyfluff, 31, DC4, 22 August
Crazylady2013, DC1, 35, 22 August
Hewhodares, DC3, 40, 22 August
BunnyBaby, 37, DC3, 23 August
mssleepyhead, 32, DC1, 23 August
Pinkandwhite, 23 August
WeeJo08, 31, DC2, 25 August
UpQuarkDownQuark, 26, DC1, 25 August
Abimci, 32, DC1, 27 August
Mitchell81, 32, dc5, 28 August
eurochick, 38, DC1, 28 August
DisneyDiva87, 27, DC1, 28 August - TEAM YELLOW
Babyspice, 29, DC3, 31 August - TEAM YELLOW

DisneyDiva87 Sun 09-Mar-14 17:20:54

I've never heard of urine retention! sounds nasty, i hope you get some good wee's done tonight. This is quite a gross suggestion but just a thought... would it maybe help if you were to have a bath and try to go? maybe lying down would lift any pressure that is preventing you from going and provide the much needed relief? i don't know the cause so might be a rubbish suggestion.

i was out last night at a 21st birthday party and think i over did the standing and the dancing my back is really achy today but it was totally worth it.

londonchick Sun 09-Mar-14 17:42:04

A warm bath is a very good suggestion! I mentioned it to DH and he couldn't get over the thought of me weeing in the bath grin I'll give it a go later when he's forgotten about it!

lostlalaloopsy Sun 09-Mar-14 18:56:25

london I had this last week! it was torture - I was bursting but could only pee a tiny amount. I ended at my local hospital where they put in a catheter and drained 2 litres, the relief was wonderful. I also have a retroverted womb and I was constipated which made it all much worse. If it doesn't improve, get to drs as it is so uncomfortable.

londonchick Sun 09-Mar-14 19:12:37

Oh thanks lost! So good to know someone else has had it!! (Not good you had it but you know what I mean!!)

I will def speak to midwives in the morning and be prepared to go in!

Finnable Sun 09-Mar-14 20:56:07

Hello everyone! I lost you all for a while there, new thread managed to elude me... I'm blaming baby brain and not my general dippiness, anyway!

Hope everyone is well and looking forward to scans - mine's not till April 10th which seems YEARS away!

lostlalaloopsy Sun 09-Mar-14 21:08:10

I hope it gets resolved soon for you london. My midwfves were not helpful and told me to see them the following week if it had not resolved - thank goodness I didn't wait for that!

I looked into it and apparently sleeping on your front can help move the uterus back to where it should be, although it would not be comfortable with your full bladder!

Ruggle Mon 10-Mar-14 11:41:45

This might sound like a really dumb question, but why do lots of people (not on this board, just in general) have a puschair/pram/buggy and a second lighterweight puschair/pram/buggy for "nipping to the shops, park, walks and to use on public transport"? What on earth do they use the bigger/heavier one for? I have been investigating the Graco Evo Mini Stroller and the Baby Jogger City Mini as they are reasonably lightweight and both suitable from birth. The only thing I don't like is that they are forward facing. Anyway, is there any reason why I'd also need a bigger pushchair?

DisneyDiva87 Mon 10-Mar-14 11:45:25

Mine isn't till April 17th Finnable ages away, and I'll be 21 weeks by then too.

Did you get any relief London? Hope the MW app went well.

I'm still being plagued by tension headaches and I don't know whether it's worth booking an appointment with my Dr, I have a MW app next week so could hold off till then?

Secretlypregnant Mon 10-Mar-14 12:23:42

Ruggle, I have two but I didn't use them concurrently for long.

The travel system I had was absolutely brilliant as a pram, couldn't fault it, but when I turned it into a pushchair it gradually became less convenient. DD soon seemed too big for it.

Once she got to the just-starting-to-walk stage, the travel system seemed too much for her needs. Also, as the seat was always slightly reclining, even in its most upright position, it just seemed more suited to a baby than a child over the age of one. She got frustrated by not being able to sit up straight and look around.

We bought a great little lightweight pushchair when we went abroad for a holiday, to take on the plane. When we came back we used it more and more, as on holiday we had seen that she could sit up better in it, plus it was easier to use and lighter to carry.

Once she started walking, I found it a lot easier to have a pushchair I could fold and unfold with one hand, as there have been one or two times I needed to have hold of her to stop her scampering off!

Now she's nearly two and I can't remember the last time she was in the pushchair, let alone the travel system. She walks pretty much everywhere!

I haven't tried the lightweight travel systems you've mentioned - perhaps you wouldn't reach the point of needing a light pushchair if you had one of those. But if you're planning on a trip abroad it might be worth checking how easy they would be on a plane.

Also, thinking about it, I guess another consideration was that the things I did with DD changed as she got bigger. For example, when she was a baby there was a lot of walking around the park, letting her sleep, lying in her pram in the garden, walks over bumpy ground etc. For that, it was great to have a strong, solid-feeling pram system.

As she grew older and more interested in her surroundings, we were engaged in more and more activities such as singing at the library, playgroups etc. Those were all things where there was limited space for buggies so something smaller was more convenient. I have taken her into the city a few times now she's older - only did it once when she was really small - and it's much easier with a pushchair.

I wonder if it comes down to the difference in your priorities with a tiny baby and a small toddler? When the baby is little I felt it was really lovely for DD to have a pram/travel system that offered a generous, comfortable space for her to lie in - something that felt strong and supportive and quite spacious.

When a child gets bigger, they are in the buggy less anyway, and they are more in control of their own bodies (i.e. they can adjust their own position) and the focus turns more to the ease of use for you as the parent.

Hope all that makes sense - I feel as if I have just rambled on! And I may be talking utter bollocks, obviously. In the end we can all only speak about our own experiences - it has to be something that works in your life and fits in with the things you do.

Secretlypregnant Mon 10-Mar-14 12:37:03

Just had a look at the two strollers you mentioned, Ruggle. Having had the experience with DD, I personally wouldn't go for something like that for a newborn because they have to be strapped in and one of them states 'near-flat' rather than completely flat.

I believe that current advice is that newborns ideally need to lie completely flat for their backs? Although I am sure that they wouldn't be allowed to advertise suitability from birth unless 'near-flat' was absolutely acceptable.

It just seemed to me that DD was most happy when she had complete freedom to lie back and kick her arms and legs completely unfettered, no straps. I'm going to pull the pram out of the loft for the new baby and just use a sling if I want to go into town/the city.

Ruggle Mon 10-Mar-14 12:38:38

Thanks Secretlypregnant
That's really useful! I have never had to think about things like pushchairs before so I really have no clue! What I do know is that I live on a steep hill. Well, to get to the nearest park it's a hike up a pretty steep hill anyway, and to get to the baby and toddler meetings it's a hike up the same hill followed by a bus ride. Also, at some point I'll have to commute by tube/train with baby (if I find a nursery near work) and both stations have lots of steps....so my priorities are definitely lightweight. I don't drive, so it's not like I will be needing a puschair that can take a carseat or anything like that, so I think the two I've been looking at might fit the bill really. I'll have to try them out in a shop for handle height as I don't think they're adjustable...and I'm very short!

Ruggle Mon 10-Mar-14 12:41:35

Oh...and in response to your second comment about flatness, that did concern me....but hopefully when the bub is tiny tiny I will be able to use a sling instead. How long to they have to stay flat-flat for? I can imagine if it were in a carrycot-type puschair it would end up sliding down as I pushed it up the hill!

Secretlypregnant Mon 10-Mar-14 12:43:03

Yes, it makes a huge difference if you're somewhere hilly and don't drive! It sounds as if those two you named would work well. I'd also suggest looking into slings though, if you haven't already. I found mine so much more convenient than any pushchair/pram when I was out and about.

Secretlypregnant Mon 10-Mar-14 12:47:59

Sorry, I keep cross-posting! I think the guidance is three months - but bear in mind that it's also about the length of time they are in the seat/pushchair. If it's a small amount of time and they're mainly in a Moses basket at home or on the floor, I wouldn't worry. By the sound of it, your little one will spend more time flat than a lot of babies anyway, if you don't drive!

The pram I have, by the way, doubles as a lie-flat car seat, so it has a belly strap which I used to put on if we were walking any distance (seeing as I live in a pretty hilly part of the country!).

Before I had DD a friend of mine told me that they hadn't bothered with a pushchair/pram at all - they just had slings until the baby was big enough for a Maclaren type pushchair. I didn't take his advice, but it makes me think maybe it's totally feasible to wait until after your baby arrives to decide on a pushchair, and just have a sling ready? Might be a mad suggestion!

flymo79 Mon 10-Mar-14 13:00:14

I have a sling question for those who have experience! Can you use them from newborn? Do you generally need someone to help or is this something you get the hang of and then can get baby in sling pretty easily by yourself? Am thinking I could do with a carseat and sling scenario rather than pushchair....

Secretlypregnant Mon 10-Mar-14 13:40:49

You can definitely use them from newborn, and you shouldn't need anyone to help you. I practised with a doll a few times before I had DD, but actually I think I would have been more stressed with an audience. As it was I put her into the sling with the help of the mirror and it was all very calm and quite good fun!

However, not every sling suits ever adult/baby. So I would suggest that you either buy a cheap secondhand (one after a bit of research), so it's not a disaster if you don't get on with it, OR you go along to a sling library first and try various ones on.

Also remember that there is time after the baby arrives to get a sling then. I didn't even try with a sling until 15 days after DD was born. (And should you end up having a CS, you wouldn't be carrying baby in a sling for some weeks.)

londonchick Mon 10-Mar-14 14:18:16

Hi! Goodness all this talk of prams makes me nervous! I have absolutely no clue!! Will wait until after 20week scan before I start looking.

I went to see GP about my bladder issues. Urine sample was completely clear but she's treating me for a UTI anyway in case. I'm not entirely convinced but in work tomorrow so can speak to one of the doctors there if I have yet another rubbish night. Think it might be nap time now. Going to bake a cake later but hoping for an hours sleep first!!

eurochick Mon 10-Mar-14 14:25:29

disney I'm still suffering from headaches too. I went for acupuncture today to see if that helps. I normally only get a couple of headaches a year. I have had one almost every day since BFP. My BP is normal, so it's not that.

londonchick I'm not looking at prams for a good while yet. I am still struggling to believe this is real, tbh.

Ruggle Mon 10-Mar-14 15:16:54

I've also had a couple of nasty headaches in the past two weeks. I thought it was possibly caused by constipation...but I found that a bit of exercise helped relieve it (the headache rather than the constipation). I've been blocked up coz I've been craving bagels, and I can't usually eat anything bready, so it's really messing up my stomach...though it is also common in the 2nd trimester ...when everything gets sluggish anyway.

Shakshuka Mon 10-Mar-14 15:30:54


I found two buggies invaluable, especially when I lived in London. We had a bigger, more sturdy one for walks or when we took the car. It was more comfy and more solid - but also heavier.

Then we got a super light one for going on the tube and travelling. That was a lifesaver when going up and down stairs because I could easily carry it or if I was on the escalator (which always scared me - I would often go to Holborn where the escalator is never ending) I would hold the child and sling the buggy over my shoulder. But the downside is that it's not as comfortable, especially for napping/snoozing, and also only good for older babies (they say 6 months plus for the one we had).

If your budget can stretch to it then, given that you use the tube, I'd recommend a light buggy and a more solid one. It's the same for us in NYC as it was in London - we have a car but we use the subway a lot as well so I've got one sturdy, comfy one with good wheels for things like walking the dog or days out if we're taking the car but I'll get a very lightweight one later when the baby's older.

Then again, dd1 never used her stroller. She hated them until she could sit up and would scream constantly if we dared to put her in one! Lucky we had number two or it would have been a total waste of money. DD1 introduced me to the world of slings!

Ruggle Mon 10-Mar-14 16:08:05

Shakshuka, that makes complete sense, but I can't see myself pushing a heavy buggy up our hill. It's hard enough walking up it. And I don't drive (though that might change). I think I'll start with slings and see how we get on with those. I have hip impingement so might not cope with the weight for long...but that's also going to be true of pushing a buggy.
Thanks for the input though. It's great to get advice from people who've been through it already!

Shakshuka Mon 10-Mar-14 16:22:06

I never found the weight an issue for pushing so much, it's the carrying! I think you should be careful about the wheels because that's what makes a difference with pushing, especially when you have a heavier toddler in there. Also an adjustable handle will be helpful if you're shorter than average to make it easier on your back

DisneyDiva87 Mon 10-Mar-14 16:29:40

I would get the odd migraine normally but it seems to be tension headaches at the moment and it hasn't really gone away completely since last Tuesday (had no headaches at all since my BFP until then), it's always lingering even if it isn't actually painful. It makes concentrating at work really hard as well. It's not dehydration as I drink nearly 2 litres of water at work every day (plus a cup of tea).

Let me know if the acupuncture helps Euro I'm thinking of getting a massage at the weekend to see if that helps but would also be willing to try acupuncture!

A girl in work was selling her travel system for £60 a few weeks ago so I snapped it up (I did have a quick squiffy for reviews first), it seemed pretty much exactly what we were looking for so I snapped it up before anyone else did. I now have the car seat that clicks on to it too and the isofix base all for about £110.

weeza13 Mon 10-Mar-14 16:52:42

All this talk of prams, was looking forward to shopping for one but brother in law has given us his with car seat, its not what I would have chosen but would be daft financially and a little ungrateful to say no. London, I sympatise with your wee problem, I was the same for about 2 weeks and spoke to mw about it at 16wk app, she said it should improve and it did, so much so that I forgot about it until I read your query. I think it stopped by wk 18. Hope you are feeling better and less frustrated. I know it may sound rude but does anyone else have people giving you too much 2nd hand stuff, I know its really nice of my friends and sister but my tastes are quite different to theirs and I am also parranoid about my son being seen in all family photos in the same outfits as his cousins. Sometimes I am not sure if its generosity or poeple just trying to have a clear out. Is there a polite way to deal with it because I'm worried about peolple saying "he never wears that outfit I gave you" and me feeling obliged to put them on him. Honestly I do feel lucky my friends are so kind but I have waited years for this and feel a bit overwhelmed by everyone, a bit like buying your first house then having your mum furnish it for you in her style.

flymo79 Mon 10-Mar-14 17:00:48

thanks for sling tips secretly, I think I might be getting ahead of myself a bit but want to be prepared (as much for logistics as for actually having items in readiness!).
Am 19+2 today and really feeling very crampy - does anyone know if you should/shouldn't use a hot water bottle for aches as with AF cramps I normally would. Have used one on my back but didn't want to get all gung-ho and overheat the wee dot.

DreamPhone Mon 10-Mar-14 18:11:15

Just checking in smile

It's really interesting to read everyone's advice re. prams. This weekend DH and I hired a van and went to visit his bro and sis in law who have offloaded literally all of their baby stuff. We've come back with a good sling and a good buggy but a knackered out and broken old pram (not surprising seeing as it's had 3 kiddos in it!). We were sort of counting on getting all the big things as hand me downs so it's daunting to think about choosing a pram now...the dream would be to have a big, robust one for walks etc. then a small and nippy one for me mooching about town on my own with the baby but we'll need to make do with the one I expect.

Interesting to think that we could just roll with the sling at first and take our time choosing a pram though.

On the subject of slings, the one I've got is quite solid and big - definitely more of an outdoor type sling I think. I was thinking about getting a softer, fabric sling for wearing round the house. Has anyone had any experience with those kinds? Any recommendations would be most welcome!

mssleepyhead Mon 10-Mar-14 18:25:24

Thanks for all this good pram advice everyone. Keen grandparents have offered to buy us our first pram and I was thinking of a bugaboo bee. I live in London and plan to mainly use a sling for trips out into London but the bee looks small and useful for other journeys too. Can't fit two pushchairs into our rather small house, so need something compact but practical. Anyone any experience with it?

Secretlypregnant Mon 10-Mar-14 19:58:14

Weeza13, honestly if I were you I would smile and say thank you and then just sort through the clothes for anything you actually like and bag up the rest and store them in a wardrobe or cupboard.

Firstly, no one is going to see your little one every single day except you, so they can't possibly know what he wears every day. In my experience, people are just happy to feel that they are helping and contributing. We were given absolutely shedloads of secondhand clothes and equipment, and no one ever asked if it was being used.

Secondly, you might well find that you can use some of the initially unwanted clothes - it's always good to have backups with a newborn. We had a load of vests that had gone through several children, and I am sure I remember that I threw one away rather than washing it, after a particularly explosive newborn nappy drama. In the early days you may occasionally get through several in a day.

Dreamphone, it's great that you've got all those things! I never had to think about choosing a pram either - just got given one. You'll probably meet loads of new parents once you've had your baby and be able to examine all their prams anyway - if you decide to just have the sling initially. I remember noticing prams SO much more than I ever had in my life before when I was pregnant last time!

I use a stretchy Kari Me sling around the house - picked it up secondhand on eBay after recommendations on Mumsnet. It's been brilliant, and one great thing is that you don't have to keep undoing it and re-tying it to get the baby in and out. A friend of mine had a stretch sling that had to be unwound and untied each time, which was a bit of a bugger.

Wow, generous grandparents, mssleepyhead! No experience of those but what a lovely present. smile

Secretlypregnant Mon 10-Mar-14 19:59:06

Just re-read what I wrote - mssleepyhead I meant that I have no experience of Bugaboo Bees, not generous grandparents! grin

TheKnightsThatSayNee Mon 10-Mar-14 20:18:56

Disney - I thought I had tension headaches and put up with them for ages and it turned out to be a sinus infection. Might be worth going to the doctors. I like the idea of a sling library. Does anyone know if there is one in Manchester?
I'm due on the 14th but i'll be having a c-section a bit before then.

London my bladder issues seem to have gotten worse too, I have a retroverted uterus, I have to bend over and push forward to help get some of it out, I keep thinking that I have a uti but I'm very prime to them so the pain isn't bladder, but have been worried about the lower pelvic pain tonight, but sitting down now and it's gone.

weeza13 Mon 10-Mar-14 22:07:15

Secretly, thanks for the advice. I am watching OBEM, how is it that seeing the dads cry always sets me off, its not even a hormonal thing, this programme has always done this to me...don't know if I will still be able to watch it further down the line though, delivery for me is still 4 and half months away so it doesn't yet seem real that it will me doing all that yet.

I fell asleep before OBEM tonight so missed it. It took me a long time to watch it again after previous birth! And I always sob... I have my scan in a week and am so worried about it. I just want everything to be ok. Anyone else unreasonably worried?

londonchick Tue 11-Mar-14 07:55:59

travis I feel utterly terrified of the scan so you're not alone! Thought I'd be more relaxed but just can't shake the uneasiness. 2.5 weeks to go for me!

missvaughn sorry you're having issues too. Maybe there is some irritation there? Mine is most comfortable sitting down. Any other position is a disaster! I did have a slightly more comfortable night so maybe antibiotics are helping a bit

memedragon Tue 11-Mar-14 08:14:06

Travis, my scan is a week on Thursday and I'm super nervous. We haven't bought anything yet but have been making a list and thinking about stuff we need over the last week, I want to be positive and excited but I just feel like I can't let myself yet. Also, this is my first pregnancy and I'm not sure if I'm feeling movement or not. Some days I feel stuff going on in there, but then I think it's just my stomach doing stomach things? I just want everything to be OK at the scan and to start feeling proper movement. And to start really showing. It feels like a really in between kind of time.

DisneyDiva87 Tue 11-Mar-14 08:36:45

Thanks Knights I'll see about getting an appointment. It got so bad last night that I actually thought I was going to have to get DH to drive me to hospital to see if there was anything at all they could do for me but I eventually found that 2 paracetamol and a warm gel pack on my neck gave some relief. Still really sore around my eyes this morning though, which would fit with a sinus infection, I believe?

I need to get a sling too, will have to look into that Kari Me one, we live in a flat in town so a sling would be much more convenient for quick trips than lugging the pram down the stairs (we've no lift)

Hope everyone's scans go well, I'm sure you have nothing to worry about (don't remind me I said that when it's my turn!) my scan is still too far away to think/worry about yet.

eurochick Tue 11-Mar-14 10:06:41

I'm also nervous about the scan. I'm nervous about everything about this pregnancy! After taking so long and so much to get here, I still can't quite believe it will all work out. Because of early bleeding and the Harmony test, I had 5 scans between 6 and 12 weeks, so the wait between the 12 and 20 week scans seems interminable! Mine won't be until mid-April as I'm bringing up the rear of this AN club. I have a mw appointment on Monday and am really hoping that she can find the heartbeat. I'm hoping it will all be a bit easier in a few weeks when I can feel movement.

Talking of which, when did you all first feel movement and what did you feel?

Owlysims Tue 11-Mar-14 10:17:23

Lost you all for a while which made me realise I haven't posted for ages!! Hope you're all doing well.

Sling talk: my daughter loved being in her sling, my neck didn't but was definitely worth the purchase me and dh used it a lot in early days (he loved the attention he got when wearing it blushgringrin)

I started feeling movements a few weeks ago, not often though and remained the same, mainly at night felt a few times during the day but not lots! (I'm 17+4 now)

I have the midwife in less than an hour where she has said she will listen in to the heart beat...hope she finds it quickly. Taking dd (3yo) with me think she'll love it, she loves doctors!!

Any scans today/this week? Mine is two weeks on Friday...coming up quickly!! grin

flymo79 Tue 11-Mar-14 10:19:44

Knight - check this link out for sling libraries: ukslinglibraries.wordpress.com/find-a-sling-library-near-you/

memedragon Tue 11-Mar-14 10:26:12

I started feeling what I think is movement about a week ago, so 17 weeks. Honestly thought it could just be gas and other such things. I don't know. It sort of feels like muscle twitches and popping bubbles. It happens around the middle of the day, sometimes quite a lot. But not every day. I have come to the conclusion that some of it probably is the baby and some of it probably isn't.

flymo79 Tue 11-Mar-14 10:27:30

good luck at the midwife appt Owly, hope you hear that heartbeat loud and clear!

DisneyDiva87 Tue 11-Mar-14 10:28:34

I'm hoping to hear the heartbeat at my next appointment, I haven't felt any movement yet. I've heard a few people say that it feels like butterflies but lower down, a kind of fluttery feeling. I was poking my belly in the bath last night trying to encourage movement to see if I could feel anything, but nada so far.

flymo79 Tue 11-Mar-14 10:42:32

I'm off to the spa on sunday, so excited (but a bit wary of looking like a right podge monster in front of skinny friends! Normally I would have spent weeks doing situps and running but that's all out the window and instead have, ahem, indulged a bit too much).

DisneyDiva87 Tue 11-Mar-14 10:47:58

It's not podge flymo it's baby... that's what I keep saying and everyone believes it grin

lucyfluff Tue 11-Mar-14 11:18:02

Hiya ladies just popping in quickly smile hope everyone is ok.

I have a Bjorn sling/carrier thingy which we used a few times with DS3 but to be honest I preferred the carrycot and letting him wriggle around PLUS its going to be summer and I dont want to feel too hot. I may use it for school runs occasionally again if ds is being a lazy bum and dosent want to walk. Im rambling now wink

Feeling nervous about my scan too, sorted childcare yesterday so glad we can go on our own and concentrate lol. I just hope its all ok and healthy. I have been feeling definite movements for about a week now 16+3, and its def reassured me on days when I dont feel as pregnant. My boobs still hurt so much too sad

Looking forward to hearing everyones scan news smile

DisneyDiva87 Tue 11-Mar-14 11:19:47

I must be the last of us to get their 20 weeks scan (17th April)

Secretlypregnant Tue 11-Mar-14 11:26:01

Disney, Mrs Garlic is on the same day as you, so you two will be rounding things off for the group! smile

Owlysims Tue 11-Mar-14 11:35:28

midwife was lovely and got dd to turn on machine and turn it up so she was involved and she even pumped up the thing for my blood pressure! Was very sweet! Dd was saying 'I can hear baby!!' And also midwife assumed I had been feeling movements (which I have) so god knows why some of the other midwifes have been dismissing movements as gas!!!

Owlysims Tue 11-Mar-14 11:51:30

Oh and also...didn't ask what heart beat was but looked in notes and under hb it says 125 is that it? Sounds low! Does that mean boy??!!

eurochick Tue 11-Mar-14 12:00:36

Disney, I haven't booked mine yet but will be that week, so we can both bring up the rear.

DreamPhone Tue 11-Mar-14 12:31:50

Afternoon ladies!

Thanks for the advice re. slings - will definitely look into the Kari Me one and also, sling libraries! I had no idea they existed smile

I hope all the upcoming midwife appointments go well - fingers crossed for nice strong heartbeats all round.

flymo A spa day sounds absolutely lush! I can't think of anything nicer right now than being in a steam room.

I've got my 20 week scan on Thursday next week, feeling very nervous but excited. Still doesn't feel totally real so will be lovely to see the bubba on screen again.

DisneyDiva87 Tue 11-Mar-14 12:55:38

Yay! I'll not be completely on my own smile I had to book my 20 week scan at my 12 weeks one, so I feel like I've been waiting for ages.

We've booked a week away in a spa hotel in May and they have an adult only spa, me and DH are going to spoil ourselves. I can't wait to get the mum to be body treatment.

Cazbg Tue 11-Mar-14 13:25:42

So reassuring to hear I am not the only one getting nervous about the 20 week scan : ) Mine is not till 3 weeks Friday when I will be about 21 weeks (as on holiday the week before).

Not feeling any movement yet either which also makes me nervous. trying to resist using the Doppler as it is very hit and miss if I hear the heartbeat mainly as the bump seems to be constantly moving around away from it (midwife confirmed this!).

Headache wise - mine seem to have passed now they were really bad from about 13 - 16 weeks smile

DisneyDiva87 Tue 11-Mar-14 13:32:14

I'm 16 weeks on Thursday! I hope mine pass then too Cazbg, I'm actually going spare, the next available Dr's appointment isn't till nest Thursday!

Cazbg Tue 11-Mar-14 13:35:16

I found with mine is was mainly tiredness and screens, make sure you eat little and often and drink lots of water. Fingers cross they go soon smile

eurochick Tue 11-Mar-14 14:18:08

I just made my 20 week scan appointment for the 15th April.

Mitchell81 Tue 11-Mar-14 14:32:57

I'm also that week. I'm the 14th April.

weeza13 Tue 11-Mar-14 16:26:49

Euro, I worried about not feeling movement from baby but found out I have low anterior placenta and it may be another 2-3 weeks before I feel baby move.I am 20 weeks now so it feels ages away but in a way its something to look forward to as next thing is mw app on march 16th which is over a month away. Having 20wk scan did really put my mind at ease though finding out why I had not felt movement and everyone else seemed to weeks ago. I am sure everything will be fine but worrying is part of it!

HungryHorace Tue 11-Mar-14 17:36:29

I'm also worried about my scan. I'm another member of the anterior placenta club, which I'm hating. I felt DD really early and all the time. I've felt barely anything with this one and I'm 18+5 today. My scan is 2 weeks tomorrow.

Owly, that's so cute of your DD. Glad you got to listen in. :-)

Flymo, a spa sounds awesome. I'm so stiff and achey now I'm back at work. Exhausted too. I think pampering would be fantastic. If not achievable right now!

I've bought a Moby wrap. I'm thinking it'll come in handy with a 13 month old and a baby!

Sorry if I missed anything...no memory and on my phone! :-)

MrsNutella Tue 11-Mar-14 19:17:03

For those with headaches: have you tried fennel tea? I was recommended it by someone who drank it everyday during her pregnancy to ward off migraines and I find it strangely soothing.

My scan is in a couple of weeks, it is apparently a rather indepth scan because they are checking organs and their function - if I've understood correctly (technical medical stuff in German is not easy). What do they do for the 20 week scan in the uk? I only feel baby in the evening (or when I get a chance to sit down and relax if DS is napping) but I really like it when DH puts his hand on my belly and I can feel her move under his hand in the way DS used to smile

Ps we're team yellow but my feeling is girl.

MrsNutella Tue 11-Mar-14 19:19:47

Oh, I have a moby horace have you used one before? It took me a while to figure it out with DS but I'm really looking forward to putting new baba in there and having that warm close baby feeling again. DS will go in his ergo (we started using the ergo when he was about 6+ months old - tiny babies look so lost in a big carrier to me) but it isn't the same as that close feeling when they are small and snugly smile

HungryHorace Tue 11-Mar-14 19:32:58

Nutella, yes the 20 week scan is for anomalies. It's not actually a gender scan, which so many people use it as!

I've not used a Moby before, no. Looking forward to it though. I'm hoping to perfect breast feeding in it. :-)

I think I've felt baby wriggling again tonight. Maybe. Hopefully!

Shakshuka Tue 11-Mar-14 19:45:50

I had a moby wrap (sadly gave it away, can't even remember who to) and I loved it. It did tend to go a bit saggy as the baby gets heavier but definitely good for the first year. I also had a storchenwiege which I'm delighted that my SIL has said she still has and will give back. That was a less flexible wrap and a bit harder to get the baby in and out but really supportive for my back. And we had an ergo which has also long disappeared. I loved my slings! I'll definitely get another moby for the first few months.

2beornot Tue 11-Mar-14 21:51:28

I never had a sling with dd but am looking forward to trying. Moby wrap with this one. Are they ok if you have big boobs? Just a bit worries about suffocating the poor thing!

Tomorrow marks the half way point!

Shakshuka Wed 12-Mar-14 00:36:04

I'm reasonably well endowed and I never found slings a problem. The baby's head is usually chest height so a bit above the boobs

Ruggle Wed 12-Mar-14 08:03:19

Can anyone tell me if it's normal for scars on a growing belly to itch more than normal skin? I have developed patches of eczema fron scratching my belly in my sleep, but I have several large chicken pox scars that have crusted over and are terribly itchy....and I'm hoping it's related to them being scars rather than being something to do with chicken pox or shingles!

DisneyDiva87 Wed 12-Mar-14 08:38:03

I think scar tissue is less 'stretchy' Ruggle so it would itch more as your belly starts to grow, just moisturise often to try and soothe it. I use baby oil in the shower (stops you getting horrendously greasy) and then use stretch mark moisturising cream (the bump&me one) when I get out as well.

I wish I could feel the baby, I went for a run last night and was hoping that I would feel the baby move after it being bounced around for a half hour but I stood outside chatting to my pal for ages so I didn't get a chance to try and notice

memedragon Wed 12-Mar-14 09:43:19

Wondering if anyone else is having digestive problems, and if you have any remedies? I had horrid indigestion, bloating and constipation in my first trimester, I thought it was done with but it appears to be back with a vengeance. It's something I occasionally suffered from before I was pregnant too. Have been taking the usual Gaviscon, Rennie and peppermint tea but nothing helps. I might go to the doctor and see if she can prescribe me something, last night it was so awful I could hardly move and the pain of nearly made me cry! Any tips in the meantime would be much appreciated.

lyns31 Wed 12-Mar-14 10:00:12

Ruggle, if it were shingles you'd have severe nerve pain accompanying fresh bumps. My poor dad has it just now. Scars can itch when they stretch though. Get checked out if you're worried at all though.

eurochick Wed 12-Mar-14 10:31:19

Hi ladies, are any of you experiencing period-type cramps? I'm unsure whether I should give the mw a ring. For the past 2 days I have had some crampyness. Google seems to be ambiguous as to whether this is normal or something to be concerned about.

DisneyDiva87 Wed 12-Mar-14 10:49:28

I sometimes get mild cramping (it feels more like I'm being stretched inside, which is probably what is actually happening) but it never lasts long and is infrequent Euro. If it's been happening for a while and is quite painful or you are getting it regularly I would definitely phone the MW. They might bring you in for a check or a scan which would put your mind at rest.

Sorry dragon, I've no tips other than making sure you are getting plenty of fibre and maybe try to cut out starchy foods like bread. I imagine you already know that or do it if it is a common problem for you. Make sure you are getting plenty of water and avoid too much sugary foods too.

eurochick Wed 12-Mar-14 10:56:34

This feels different to the stretching pains I have had pretty much all the way through. It is much more like period cramps. I've dropped the mw a line anyway.

DisneyDiva87 Wed 12-Mar-14 11:51:23

Let us know how it goes Euro will keep my fingers crossed that it is just baby being active and causing irritation.

I'm sure it will be fine.

DisneyDiva87 Wed 12-Mar-14 12:26:36

Just had a thought that might make you feel less worried Euro a pal of mine is pregnant (9weeks) and she has had quite bad cramping from the start, it was so bad they thought she was ectopic or miscarrying but she wasn't and the baby is still going strong. She heard the heart beat for the first time yesterday when she went for a scan (after bleeding on Saturday).

flymo79 Wed 12-Mar-14 12:42:49

Euro, my friend who is 21wks said she had such bad cramping she thought it was something really serious so the MW gave her a scan. Everything was fine. I am also having worse cramps than I experienced earlier on, they're like period pains, and hoping it's just all normal. Let us know what the MW says

Ruggle Wed 12-Mar-14 12:51:53


I've had period type pain on and off. First time I had it (really bad, lasting all night) I woke the next day with a very upset stomach, and a midwife said that an upset tummy can irritate the uterus causing these pains.
I also get it if I need a big poop. I don't realise I need a big poop...so I get really worried, but then a few hours later I do the big poop and the pain calms down.
I also got it the other weekend, which lasted all night again, waking me up several times, but rather than poop it seems to be accompanying my bump getting bigger. I woke up with a bowl-shaped firm bump, which wasn't there the day before....so on that occasion I think it was just "stretching" pain. However, each time, it is exactly like period pain. Dull, achy, mild to quite painful, though never as bad as my "usual" period pain (which can be horrendous).

DisneyDiva87 Wed 12-Mar-14 13:40:59

I have another random question (2 actually). Is anyone else still wearing heels and how do you know when it's time to get out the flats?

flymo79 Wed 12-Mar-14 13:47:48

disney - I have given up already. with the shifting centre of gravity thing I wasn't prepared to take any risks and also my back has been too achey to bother in heels. It's obviously personal choice, I wanted to get used to being in flats every day. (well, I say flats, they're brogues so still with a small heel - 0.5 inch)

eurochick Wed 12-Mar-14 14:00:43

Thanks all. mw said she wasn't worried as long as I still "felt pregnant". Which I don't really, and haven't since I got into the 2nd tri. But it sounds like it is fairly common so I will try not to worry too much. My appointment on Monday can't come soon enough though!

ruggle i've been wondering if it could be digestion related. I have had a real thing for jalapenos and chillis lately... I guess my bowel could be a bit irritated and having a knock on effect

disney I had very severe cramps in the first tri. They accompanied the start of my 3 week bleed (which fortunately didn't mean Bad Things, although it was very worrying).

I am still wearing heels around the office but I have long walked to work in flats and then changed, so I am not covering any distance in anything more than a kitten heel at the moment. I don't feel that I am any less stable than usual in them.

Cazbg Wed 12-Mar-14 14:53:24

I have been really achey and uncomfortable as well over the last few days but seems to have eased a bit today so guessing it is just stretching pains - I am hoping that I will soon wake up with a proper bump smile
I find it really hard the comment of "if you feel preganant" you should be fine as like you I have not felt that pregenant for the last few weeks.... but the mw said that was normal... so conflicting herself in one sentence!

memedragon Wed 12-Mar-14 15:10:39

I have not been getting cramps really, but today I feel quite uncomfortable around my back and sides in the pelvic area. I wonder if this might be to do with my horrendous indigestion attack though. Towards the end of my first trimester I got round ligament pain quite a lot, but haven't had so much recently.

Disney - yes, I think I had better take a look at my diet. I have been eating a lot of sugar lately, and I do love bread. Whenever this has happened before I make changes and am very virtuous until it goes away, but then once I feel fine I go back to some bad habits. I mean, my diet isn't terrible or anything, but I do have a fondness for some unhealthy things. It's just weird because it sneaks up on me without warning, one day I'm fine and the next I'm in agony! I am going to the doctor next week to see if she can prescribe me something that will help if I have another attack. But yes, in the meantime, prevention is better than cure!

DisneyDiva87 Wed 12-Mar-14 15:57:53

Hope you get it sorted out dragon it does not sound pleasant and I hate even being a tiny bit bloated.

Have you tried having smaller portions as well? I found halving my portions and having lunch1 at 11ish and lunch2 at 2ish much more manageable and I don't get quite so bloated either. Plus it means I'm less tempted to have chocolate biscuits for a mid morning snack.

I'm still in heels but I don't walk very far I have bought 1 nice new pair of flat pumps but will have to look out for a couple more pairs, although ones with a small heel would be nice.

Jenbee1 Wed 12-Mar-14 16:18:36

Im still in heels at work. I don't tend to wear them at home anyway. Helps keep my very long maternity trousers from dragging on the floor as I can't be bothered taking them up

Jenbee1 Wed 12-Mar-14 16:19:07

Just noticed you can upload pictures on mn. Is that new?

3rdtymmummy2b Wed 12-Mar-14 16:31:58

Well finally back on-line hate moving house. Totally been lost without mumsnet going cold turkey wasnt the best idea my poor dp has had the brunt of all my moaning. Anyway how is everyone doing ihavent had a chance to catch up on the thread smile

eurochick Wed 12-Mar-14 16:41:15

meme I'm suffering with bloating but did pre-preg too as I have IBS. My bump is much more prominent in the evening than the morning as I bloat up throught the day!

flymo79 Wed 12-Mar-14 16:55:10

hi 3rdtym, I'm impressed! congrats on your move, you must be exhausted

3rdtymmummy2b Wed 12-Mar-14 17:25:30

flymo- I have quite alot of energy atm considering i have a 6 mnth and 5½yr old but then again i dont really have time to think about being tired, oh the joys of motherhood smile eh! (wouldnt change it for the world though)

memedragon Wed 12-Mar-14 17:34:28

Euro - I was diagnosed with IBS a long time ago, but then it went away and I had no problems for years except on a couple of occasions after a very rich meal. When I had my contraceptive implant out to start TTC I had a nasty bout of it, and then in my first trimester I had digestive troubles galore. In my entirely unscientific and anecdotal opinion I think mine is triggered by hormonal changes and also anxiety/stress, so pregnancy is the perfect storm! Also surely all the moving around of organs can't help. Yesterday evening several people said I was looking very pregnant - I didn't like to say it was mostly bloating!
Disney - today I've not eaten much at all, but once I get my appetite back smaller meals are definitely a good idea. I think I'm just going to have to be super careful throughout the rest of the pregnancy and try not to get complacent, which can only lead to pizza and chocolate (and that way much pain lies!)

mssleepyhead Wed 12-Mar-14 20:57:14

Lots of aches here today too. I'm wondering if its partly because I'm wearing leggings instead of trousers; maybe I'm less supported? Also I think baby is going through a growth spurt so might be partly that.
Disappointed that after a clear week my brown spotting has returned too, but maybe that's related?
Who knows. Time to get the Doppler out for one more reassuring listen I think. Midwife appointment next week and gender scan a week on Saturday. They can't come soon enough!

mssleepyhead Wed 12-Mar-14 21:27:28

Reassuring listen was good. Boom boom boom! Just not much movement going on in there. I like hearing the whooshes and thumps. How much do babies really move at 16 weeks, anyone know...? I feel like it's been quiet for a few days now...

HungryHorace Wed 12-Mar-14 22:31:21

They move loads, because they can! Swimming happily about :-)

I love listening too. DC2 keeps moving so I end up playing chase! At least that confirms it's baby. :-)

mssleepyhead Wed 12-Mar-14 22:43:54

: ( my little one seems very still. At the scan it didn't move much at all and recently every time I've listened in all I've found is the heartbeat, no whooshes. I really hope it's ok in there...

Secretlypregnant Wed 12-Mar-14 23:09:37

Mssleepyhead, this is your first, isn't it? With my first, I didn't feel a thing until after 20 weeks. Not a thing. Some people do, some don't. Just because you're not feeling it, doesn't mean it's not wiggling around like mad.

Second time around, I have just started feeling a few definite movements at 18 weeks. Two weeks ago I had the faintest flutters, and I know that the first time around I would not have recognised them as the baby. It's only knowing what they are that makes me aware of them.

I have never used a doppler, but I do know that from week to week things are changing a lot inside the womb. Surely that must mean you're going to be hearing different sounds at different times? If it starts worrying you more than comforting you, perhaps put the doppler aside for a while?

HungryHorace Thu 13-Mar-14 08:15:22

They can move loads without you feeling at this point, mssleepyhead. Don't worry that you can't feel it.

I'm really only just feeling very occasional solid wriggles / movement at 19 weeks (and I'm lucky to feel that as I have an anterior placenta).

Maybe I'm odd as I don't listen for the whooshes etc, I just find the heartbeat, listen for less than 30 seconds, then put the Doppler away! I'm scared too get too reliant on it, I think.

I'm so tired right now, full time work plus teething DD, plus pregnancy insomnia is a killer! Roll on Saturday. :-)

HungryHorace Thu 13-Mar-14 08:20:51

To get, not too get. Sigh.

flymo79 Thu 13-Mar-14 08:40:04

knackered too this morning horace, only got about 4 hours sleep last night, aching hips and insomnia, dammit! am like a zombie at my desk today. Hope no-one wants me to do anything too dynamic!

DisneyDiva87 Thu 13-Mar-14 09:24:36


I'm 16 weeks today, haven't felt baby moving but I keep forgetting to take a bit of time to sit and feel for them though, apart from 5 mins in the bath last night. Can't wait to feel it for the first time. Most importantly the heart is still going MsSleepy maybe the times when you have tried to notice the baby it has been asleep so hasn't been moving much? Or it might just be making smaller or more gentle movements. It will probably depend on what way the baby is lying too, I imagine if all the limbs are inwards towards your organs you wouldn't feel movement so much. Take comfort from the heart beat.

I've not had any trouble sleeping yet (touch wood) which I'm grateful for.

Was meant to go to yoga this afternoon but I've forgotten my gym stuff sad

FriendofDorothy Thu 13-Mar-14 09:27:02

I am shattered today.

Got a nasty headache and feel like my head is full of cotton wool.

My DS is a grumpy, snotty and coldy little creature at the moment and yesterday I cried whilt making breakfast and then cried whilst making tea. I felt pathetic!

DisneyDiva87 Thu 13-Mar-14 09:47:11

Oh Friend what a shame, here sit down, put your feet up and have a decaf brew and biscuit.

Being weepy is allowed and it's not pathetic, I cried the other day cause OH's shirts came out of the wash with wrinkles in them.

Make sure you are looking after yourself, is there someone else you can ask to help out? Like to make the dinner or anything? You need an occasional break and time to yourself so make sure you get it if you can.

flymo79 Thu 13-Mar-14 09:54:11

I cried this morning too because DP couldn't stay for breakfast! then I felt pathetic.
promising myself a bit of cake later. Every cloud (smile)

FriendofDorothy Thu 13-Mar-14 10:07:24

My lovely husband is fabulous but I am just missing my Mum so much at the moment. sad

DisneyDiva87 Thu 13-Mar-14 10:18:16

I think you need to treat yourself to something to cheer yourself up Friend.

Sorry if this seems a bit tactless but I take it you have recently lost your mum?

FriendofDorothy Thu 13-Mar-14 10:22:36

It's ok. My Mum died very suddenly and unexpectedly whilst she was on holiday in Greece in September last year. She was just 63 and I miss her terribly.

I am fortunate though in that I have a fab sister and Dad and a great husband, but nothing replaces your Mum.

This year's Mothering Sunday is going to be bittersweet. Last year's was brilliant as for the first time I was a Mum and my Mum was around. This year only half the picture is happy.

DisneyDiva87 Thu 13-Mar-14 10:39:54

It must be hard, especially when it's sudden like that and especially at this time of year and when you are expecting a little one yourself. It's easier to say than to put in to practise but try to focus on the happy times you had and enjoy the memories, don't focus on what you don't or won't have any more.

And take the time to grieve when you need to. Take care of yourself.

DisneyDiva87 Thu 13-Mar-14 11:38:47

So, I've heard that from 16 weeks the baby goes through a growth spurt, has everyone noticed their bumps suddenly getting bigger? (could be the reason behind your cramps Euro?). I have a little bump but I don't look pregnant yet, it's just that I know my stomach sticks out more now, I'm looking forward to being slightly bigger but not huge. Being huge can wait grin.

flymo79 Thu 13-Mar-14 11:40:35

so sorry to hear Friend, I will be thinking of you and all those who've lost their mums on mothering sunday xxxxxxxxxxxx

memedragon Thu 13-Mar-14 11:51:37

I'm looking forward to being huge Disney, at the moment I look pregnant to those in the know, but to everyone else I just look extra tubby. I don't really care all that much about it, I'm not exactly slim to begin with and try very hard not to worry too much about what I look like to others, but I just think it'll be nice to be obviously pregnant - I am sure I sometimes catch people staring at me and trying to work it out! On the other hand I am not looking forward to people touching my stomach or to strangers asking me about the baby, which I have heard is a thing that happens.

Sorry to hear about your mum Friend, this must be a very emotional time of year for you, especially being pregnant. My thoughts are with you and the rest of your family.

eurochick Thu 13-Mar-14 11:57:22

Dor I can't imagine how tough it must be. I really feel for you.

I was talking to someone on here about headaches. I'd been having them pretty much daily for weeks. I had acu on Monday and none since, so it is either a huge coincidence or it has helped. It has been so nice to have a few days free of them.

DreamPhone Thu 13-Mar-14 12:27:09

Afternoon Ladies

Really sorry to hear about your Mum Friend - this must be a very difficult time of year for you.

Also sending good vibes to those suffering with headaches! Mine have mostly passed now but when I had them they were unbearable - like waves cracking across my forehead. Shame we can only take paracetamol eh?

DisneyDiva87 Thu 13-Mar-14 12:52:13

I think it was me Euro, my headach finally lifted on Tuesday and I've only had twinges of one since. So much more manageable now, I'm wondering if it was just a change in hormones as I'm noticing my skin appears to be getting better now as well (finally!). Fingers crossed I'm not mistaken this time smile. Hope everyone else gets relief from their headaches. I found a heated gel pack on my neck seemed to really help.

I want to look obviously pregnant but I'm not particularly looking forward to being so huge that everything is a struggle dragon. I'm the same at the minute, I only look pregnant to those who know but otherwise I just look like I have a bit of a belly.

Secretlypregnant Thu 13-Mar-14 13:16:40

I'm so sorry to hear about your mum, Friend. My mum is the same age, and I can only try to imagine how you must be feeling. It's so good to hear that you have such a close and loving sister, dad and husband. Like you say, nothing replaces your mum, but it means a lot to have love and support around you.

I don't have a father, and am sadly currently estranged from my mum's ex, who has always been my stepfather to all intents and purposes. I'm just sitting here now composing a letter to him as carefully worded as I can, to tell him about the baby news and try to keep some lines of communication open.

DisneyDiva I think the bumps are definitely starting to pop now - on the FB page we've been posting pictures of the bumps each Wednesday and you can really start to see a difference this week!

eurochick Thu 13-Mar-14 13:20:00

How do I join the FB group? I'd love to see the bump pics. smile

FriendofDorothy Thu 13-Mar-14 13:22:53

I'll invite you Euro.

mssleepyhead Thu 13-Mar-14 16:23:34

Thank you for all of your reassuring messages everyone. I've always been a worrier but this pregnancy lark is taking me to a whole new level... Your sensible comments were very grounding : ) hopefully after the 20 week scan I'll get a grip!

Lissbug Thu 13-Mar-14 19:43:01

Hi all
Can someone invite me to the Facebook group? Am I right in thinking it can't be seen by people viewing your page? So many people I am linked up with don't know yet and I want it to stay that way!

weeza13 Thu 13-Mar-14 19:52:43

Sorry to hear that some of you do not have the family around that would complete the picture, hopefully you have remaining close family and good friends. I have been noticing bad hip ache resulting in pain down both legs, combined with trapped nerve in my back things are getting a little uncomfortable. Had a friend point out today that she reckons I will be huge by 6 months let alone 9, ta for that one! I am 21 weeks now and enjoying looking pregnant not as if I have got a beer belly.

HungryHorace Thu 13-Mar-14 20:01:24

Liss, it's a totally secret group, yes.

PM me your real name and a description of your profile picture (unless you've got an unusual name and are easy to find!).

flusteredmumto2 Thu 13-Mar-14 21:49:07

Can I be a member of the facebook group too. Pretty please?
I still have headaches but kind of used to them now as well as the permanent kidney infections.

Secretlypregnant Thu 13-Mar-14 21:59:16

Flustered, PM me your email address and profile pic details and I will add you.

BunnyBaby Thu 13-Mar-14 23:05:56

Hi Ladies, very late 'marking my space' and just shot through the thread.

Have spent 12 days wiped out with the flu which went on my chest and completely concreted my sinuses, so haven't felt like doing much at all.

Had 16wk appointment today and heard the baby's heartbeat which was lovely after all of that.

Will try and add some more involved posts, but still quite tired at the moment.

Bunny x

Jenbee1 Fri 14-Mar-14 08:07:29

Someone on the FB group recommended 4head for headaches. I bought some and it worked really well. Safe during pg too

flymo79 Fri 14-Mar-14 08:32:31

eeek, 20w scan today! been awake a lot in the night, heart racing... can't wait but equally terrified.

PinaColadas Fri 14-Mar-14 08:56:51

Good Luck today Flymo, can't wait to hear all about it smile

Owlysims Fri 14-Mar-14 08:58:13

Good luck!!!

Secretlypregnant Fri 14-Mar-14 09:07:02

Good luck, Flymo and Shak!

flymo79 Fri 14-Mar-14 09:44:43

thanks ladies!

DisneyDiva87 Fri 14-Mar-14 11:38:08

Good luck flymo!

Ruggle Fri 14-Mar-14 12:42:25

Have you tried Waterfall D-Mannose for bladder/kidney infections? It's a naturally occurring sugar and safe in pregnancy (unless you are diabetic etc):

Shakshuka Fri 14-Mar-14 16:08:24

I have my scan in two hours but I'm really nervous because I had a really disturbing nightmare.

I dreamt that I cut out the baby's heart because I wanted to see what it looked like and thought it'd grow back. Then I went for the scan and they couldn't find the heart. It suddenly dawned on me what a terrible mistake I'd make and that I couldn't change it, that I'd killed the baby. I woke up and couldn't get back to sleep the whole night. I'm exhausted and really really shaken up by that dream sad

DisneyDiva87 Fri 14-Mar-14 16:17:44

I'm sure it'll be fine, the dream was probably due to you being nervous about the scan so your subconscious pictured the worst possible scenario, maybe it got the idea from something you had watched or read.

You only have 2 hours to go, try and keep busy so you aren't watching the clock.

mssleepyhead Fri 14-Mar-14 16:55:10

My dreams have been terrible recently. This week I dreamed I had to suffocate DH with a pillow to save him from being taken by aliens and last night I dreamed I had to give mouth to mouth to my little nephew after he ended up nearly drowning on the Thames after a boat ride. I guess it reveals a lot about our current mental states...

Good luck on the scans everyone!

eurochick Fri 14-Mar-14 16:58:40

I had a bad night last night too - with a birth dream in which I pooed myself and was rude to the midwife and had to apologise (I hate apologising). Mr euro said I was thrashing about.

weeza13 Fri 14-Mar-14 19:10:00

Hope the scans went well and you feel more relaxed now, no more nightmares. Hope you all enjoy the sunny weekend

flymo79 Sat 15-Mar-14 07:20:13

Scan was fine, all bits in order. Little tinker was all balled up though so we had trouble seeing between their legs! Sonographer was 80% certain it's a girl - very exciting! How did it go for you shak? Xxx

weeza13 Sat 15-Mar-14 08:21:47

Well, I think I am getting some good baby training in, have been awake since 1 am when dh came home after a works do and smored like the god of thunder all night. Gave up trying to sleep at 5 and got up. Did not know they show 'Cheers' episode after episode at that time in the morning! Am looking forward to bed time

mssleepyhead Sat 15-Mar-14 11:14:09

lovely news from your scan flymo : ) congratulations!

17 weeks today here and starting to need some new clothes... i have just ordered a swim suit from George at Asda so i can start swimming, and I found a nice dress on sale for a fancy meal i've got coming up, and then i thought i'd look for what i thought would be the easiest thing of all: a spring jacket. i'm outgrowing my winter coat and just want a light jacket for these warmer days. but i can't find anything ANYWHERE. anyone got any recommendations??

Shakshuka Sat 15-Mar-14 11:38:15

Scan was also totally fine here, which was a relief after my scary dream!

We had the girls wait outside until we knew all was ok and then they came in to see, it was lovely. We got a 3D shot as well. Then they asked if was ok for a trainee sonographer to practice on me a bit so we got a bonus 20 minute viewing smile

We all went out for burger and chips afterwards to celebrate!

Great news on the scans. I am half looking forward and half dreading mine on Tuesday. I also feel very fat at the moment- too high to be baby. Really don't want to have to lose as much as last time!!!

HungryHorace Sat 15-Mar-14 14:36:02

Excellent scan news :-) Really good to hear.

I've still got 11 days tile mind...grrrrrrr. I'm not that patient at the best of times!

Busy remembering what it's like to work full time and catch up with housework at the weekend. Knackering is the answer! Especially with a teething baby who also has a virus of some sorts, thankfully mild. Her third tooth has opposed through today. Not where we thought teeth were coming, so maybe she has 4 on the way, not the two we anticipated!

sillymeagain Sat 15-Mar-14 17:53:25

What hospital are you at flymo?...I'm at worthing, my scan isn't till 5th and I will be 21+5 and it seems like forever away!

eurochick Sat 15-Mar-14 18:57:12

Hurrah for good scans! Mine isn't until mid-April.

Travis' post prompts me to ask how folk are doing on weight gain? I piled it on in the first tri but the gain has eased off in the past few weeks.

startwig1982 Sat 15-Mar-14 21:38:25

Hi all. I'm due 9th August. This will be dc2, already having ds 2.9 and a mc last summer.
20 week scan next week-excited but a bit scared! On the plus side, I've been feeling movement for the last 2/3 weeks so everything seems ok at the moment. Just want to make sure. I still haven't told lots of people, especially work, as I'm going for promotion. Not sure how much longer I can hold out though, as I'm pretty big! No dresses for me at the moment, all structured trousers!smile

FriendofDorothy Sat 15-Mar-14 22:01:03

Bugger me. I feel absolutely massive tonight. I look about 7 months pregnant! The bump has arrived!

Tc80 Sat 15-Mar-14 23:04:51

My scan on Friday - nervous. Also at Worthing sillymeagain!

HungryHorace Sat 15-Mar-14 23:27:52

Startwig, hi! You'll have to tell work by 25 weeks (and hand over your MATB1), so hopefully you'll know about your promotion by then. :-)

I've looked mahoosive for ages, Friend. Welcome to my world!

Mitchell81 Sun 16-Mar-14 07:11:55

Today is my 16 week re scan, will let you all know later.

sillymeagain Sun 16-Mar-14 08:35:14

Morning. ..good luck today mitchell. ..hope baby is behaving and you get a good scan!

Tc80... when are you due? I'm the 10th but will be a section on the 1st or 4th I guess!

eurochick Sun 16-Mar-14 08:48:31

My belly is always bigger in the evening - it is definitely part bloat but it looks huge by the time I go to bed!

lyns31 Sun 16-Mar-14 09:00:38

Good luck with the scan Mitchell. Morning all smile

Tc80 Sun 16-Mar-14 09:16:17

sillyme I'm also the 10th!

Owlysims Sun 16-Mar-14 09:21:07

Good luck Mitchell smile

HungryHorace Sun 16-Mar-14 10:20:45

Good luck, Mitchell. :-)

mssleepyhead Sun 16-Mar-14 12:23:25

good luck mitchell!

Secretlypregnant Sun 16-Mar-14 14:19:51

Good luck, Mitchell, hope all goes well.

Mitchell81 Sun 16-Mar-14 15:51:47

We are having a healthy baby boy!!! smile

HungryHorace Sun 16-Mar-14 15:57:33

Congratulations! Xx

Shakshuka Sun 16-Mar-14 15:59:35

Glad all went well Mitchell!

lyns31 Sun 16-Mar-14 17:13:24

Aww, congratulations Mitchell smile So nice to see them on the scan.

Good news Mitchell. Mine is on Tuesday - I'm stressing! It doesn't help it's at 4pm so have a whole day at work to get through

HungryHorace Sun 16-Mar-14 19:58:00

That is late, Travis. I thought I had it bad with 2.40pm!

I'm stressing too, it has to be said...just want this scan out of the way and all to be well, then to get to 24 weeks. I'll start to feel a touch better then.

mssleepyhead Sun 16-Mar-14 21:31:13

This is going to sound very odd, but... Anyone else noticed changes to their belly button already?? 17 weeks and mine is certainly shallower and more spread out. Eek.

lyns31 Sun 16-Mar-14 21:34:13

mssleepy, mine's shallower too. Also, mine freaked me out by popping out for a bit whilst I was lying down. Am assuming that had something to do with the movements of my young lady.

Rosebud29 Sun 16-Mar-14 21:56:57

Hi. Thought I'd check in. I'm due 9th Aug with our first. My 20wk scan is next Thursday (20th). Excited but nervous. I've felt a few movements from the Alien but nothing I can be sure of. I have a rather large bump which I'm very proud of! Feeling fine, just getting tummy pains and bloatedness after eating is all.
I wish I could feel him (we're convinced he's a boy although we won't be finding out) moving more so I know he's ok. It took us a long time to make him so I've been very anxious.
I have three bump buddies for support, my best friend (due the same day as me!), my cousin's wife and DP's best friend's wife (both due 10th Aug) and they're all mummies already so they know the score.
I'll be eagerly awaiting all your scan results!
Mssleepyhead, my belly button is also definitely shallower, freaked out my DP, he has a 'thing' about belly buttons.

Secretlypregnant Sun 16-Mar-14 22:03:59

Hi Startwig1982 and Rosebud29! You are both due on the same day as me - My scan is on Friday next week. It can't come soon enough - I have been feeling little movements and this afternoon and evening I haven't felt a thing. Trying not to worry!

HungryHorace Mon 17-Mar-14 06:29:01

It's most unfair that I'm due on 7th, but my scan isn't until 26th! I think it's because I needed a consultant's appointment as well. Still annoying though, having to wait an extra week. :-(

Polkadot1 Mon 17-Mar-14 07:38:44

Travis mines at 4pm tomorrow too! Luckily in the same hospital in which I work- so will be busy til 3.50!!! I'm getting nervous too.

I bought some short dresses/ tunics from Fatface (£25) and Joules (£40) and am going to buy a few pairs of maternity leggings and some jeans today from Mothercare, if they're ok when I try them on. No normal clothes fit anymore- Bump is massive already at 19+3, (with number 2)- I'll be huge by August!!!! Feeling some movements which is nice.

Good luck everyone with scans!

flymo79 Mon 17-Mar-14 09:44:17

I'll be a tunbridge wells, sillyme, out of area but still nearer than the coast. I like the hospital and have had friends who had babies there, they gave it a thumbs-up. Sorry you have to wait longer for your scan horace, the wait is horrid. Good luck with scans this week!!

eurochick Mon 17-Mar-14 09:59:14

mssleepyhead my belly button is shallower and more spread out already, and I'm only 16+4. shock

eurochick Mon 17-Mar-14 12:43:12

16 week appointment done. Heartbeat heard (after a bit of searching!). We could also hear kicks/swipes on the doppler. Phew.

flymo79 Mon 17-Mar-14 13:25:22

great news euro!

thebestnameshavegone Mon 17-Mar-14 15:01:37

hello ladies

I thought I would join the fun... i'm 20+1 and have got my scan tomorrow. I'm equal parts nervous and excited! I've been very lucky so far, no real problems, just ticking along nicely. but I haven't felt any movement yet, so I'm just hoping that my placenta is in an awkward place or that I just haven't realised what i'm feeling because its my first. Hopefully tomorrow will put my mind at ease a bit - I'll keep you posted!

flymo79 Mon 17-Mar-14 15:54:00

Hi bestnames! have a shamrock for your scan!

Hewhodares Mon 17-Mar-14 17:37:52

I am HUGE! 18 weeks and I look much further along. I'm wondering if no 3 baby bumps grow quicker......or if im eating far too many pies :0

DisneyDiva87 Mon 17-Mar-14 17:50:08

I've been MIA the last few days, my parents have come over for a visit and are buying me lots of lovely baby/maternity things.

Primark have started a small maternity range, it's so small my mum bought me 1 of everything they had and it only came to £80! Thought I would share, they have over bump leggings and under bump jeggings (which are amazingly comfy).

Have I missed much? Hope all the 20 week scans are going well.

weeza13 Mon 17-Mar-14 18:17:08

Glad to hear scans are going well or rapidly approaching. My belly button is much shallower and not far from popping out. Bump is looking huge, I am curious how big it will be by end of july. Am really feeling the ache in hips and pelvis by end of day but I am on my feet a lot or working at very low levels. 5yrs olds have such little chairs! Am now 21 weeks and still waiting to feel movement.

Owlysims Mon 17-Mar-14 21:01:36

My belly button never popped with my dd but thinking it might this time as already looking different which I never noticed with dd!! So we shall see!!

In other news my dh felt his first proper kick tonight through my bump! Was going mad in there he could even feel a few kicks I didn't inside!! Felt about 4/5 in a row!! So special smile

Hope everyone is doing well

mssleepyhead Mon 17-Mar-14 21:14:47

Boo - after days with no spotting today I've just had some more, and (TMI) a more obvious brown colour than ever before. It's very obviously a drop of blood, about 5mm across. Midwife appointment tomorrow anyway so I'll talk to her then but I'm expecting to get brushed off as that's whats happened every time. Has anyone else experienced spotting this late? It's worried me...

Owlysims Mon 17-Mar-14 21:20:38

Ms sleepy I had it at about 14 weeks with dd (and it earlier on) and same as you they said as long as it's not red/lots then it's probably going to be normal for pregnancy. When I had it at 14 they just listened in to hb and said that was enough to check all okay. They said I was more than welcome to ring every time it happened to listen in. Have you been having movement to put your mind at rest?

Hewhodares Mon 17-Mar-14 21:24:22

hello mssleepyhead yes I have with both of my previous pregnancies. From what I remember it was around the 20-24 weeks for both. Was sent to hospital for both. Nothing found and was sent home again.
Hopefully your midwife will put your mind at rest tomorrow without her brushing you off x

mssleepyhead Mon 17-Mar-14 21:57:56

Thank you for sharing your experiences owly and whodares. I haven't had much regular movement yet so don't have that reassurance but just had a listen on my home Doppler and found the heart beat I think. It sounded as it usually does, so I'm trying not to worry and just to put it down to stretching or something. It helps knowing it's happened to others. I've had spotting on and off since week 7 now, but it never fails to make my heart stop for a moment when I see it.

2beornot Tue 18-Mar-14 07:38:21

Morning all! Not posted for a while, but bump is definitely there now. Can't wear non maternity bottoms anymore - feel like I'm being cut in half!

Good luck to those having scans today. Mine is 9.00am tomorrow - v v excited!!!

HungryHorace Tue 18-Mar-14 08:09:21


I can't remember if you're finding out the sex, 2be.

I'm half excited about mine next week. Can't wait to see baby again, but just hope they're all OK.

Who's having a scan today?

We all slept really well last night. I feel quite dopey now though! I don't think one good night helps, it just confused your body!

Secretlypregnant Tue 18-Mar-14 08:20:17

Morning everyone!

Sorry to hear about the spotting, mssleepyhead. But like the others said, I have heard of quite a few people who have brown spotting until fairly late on. Hearing the heartbeat is massively reassuring. smile

Welcome, thebestnames!

Really lovely news that you got to hear the heartbeat, Euro - apparently some midwives just refuse to check at 16 weeks. Seems very mean!

DisneyDiva, how lovely that your parents are getting so excited with you! Is this going to be their first grandchild?

Lots of scans today! Good luck to it'ssofluffy, Polkadot1, thebestnames and Travis - hope all goes smoothly.

Hungry, I feel the same about mine on Friday - excited to see the baby but also increasingly nervous!

DisneyDiva87 Tue 18-Mar-14 08:39:28

yea it's the first grandchild for my mum and dad secretly my cousin had a baby 2 Christmases ago (mum's sister) so think my mum is over the moon that it's her turn now. Unfortunately, we live in scotland and all grandparents are in ireland but I sometimes wonder if that won't turn out to be the perfect arrangement for us. smile

I think my bump has grown a lot in last 5 days and I suspect the baby is now sitting on my bladder as I started peeing with stupid frequency yesterday. I'm on a course too so had to keep waiting for appropriate moments to slip out.

good luck to everyone with scans today!