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misskgb Tue 11-Mar-14 08:55:36

The 'Um hello newbie' thread has maxed out at 1000 messages so hoping we can find the people who were on there and continue where we left of..........new people welcome too!!

mrsb87 Tue 11-Mar-14 09:00:44

Hello! I thought I would drop by as I started off in this thread along with binks and kiki.
I'm 10+3 today and have my scan on 21st.

How is you're pregnancy going kiki? Any other bfp gossip??

Hazelbrowneyes Tue 11-Mar-14 11:40:34

I'm now in cycle 3. I have OPKs and I've started temping, so taking it a bit more seriously this month!

Feeling a bit blue over it all to be honest, I know cycle 3 is not long at all but I'm just so desperate to be pregnant now!

misskgb Tue 11-Mar-14 12:06:36

Hi mrsb-great to hear from u! How was the 8 week midwife appt? 3 weeks to wait for mine n can't wait!

Hazel-try to enjoy it still n keep relaxed, best thing for it I reckon xx

mrsb87 Tue 11-Mar-14 12:16:16

Hi misskgb great news on your bfp, congrats! When is your due edd?

Oh hazel try not to be too downhearted. Try to relax as much as possible and enjoy lots of dtd!

I went to the midwife at 10 weeks so it was only last week. Nothing exciting just loads of questions, they (tried!!) To take some blood and a urine sample which was particularly difficult. Been suffering with HG since wk 5 and havn't been to work since. Been in hospital 3 tines for rehydration.

mrshjb Tue 11-Mar-14 13:38:04

Ooh glad I randomly checked this! Mrsb87 nice to hear from you. Sorry to hear you've been feeling so rough. Are work understanding?

Hazel, I know what you mean ttc is v hard. I've not really classed myself as ttc for the past few weeks of limbo land. Hoping to be able to remain more calm once we can get back on it!

misskgb Tue 11-Mar-14 17:07:46

Will be due mid nov-seems ages away!! Because of my short cycles the websites ive tried to check for due dates r saying I was pg before my last af so not paying much attention to them!! Midwife on 1st April :-)

Whats hg? Hope it settles down for u!!

Really hoping something happens soon helen!!

mrsb87 Tue 11-Mar-14 17:18:19

Yea work have been great, can't wait to get back to be honest.
HG is hyperemesis gravidarum, it is not fun. I can only eat little and often and have become one of those fuasy eaters I normally hate!

Ladymillion Tue 11-Mar-14 18:50:57

Hey everyone, glad there's a new thread, I wanna keep up to date with everyone's progress! smile

I am 5 weeks tomorrow, first midwife appointment on 21st March. I had a stomach bug on Sunday, was panicking it was listeria (I ate pâté Saturday night without realising pregnant women shouldn't eat it! How I missed THAT little gem of info I don't know!). After lots of reassurance from the out-of-hours surgery and my GP surgery yesterday I'm finally calming down and I'm feeling 100% better now. But honestly, the anxiety is RIFE these days isn't it girls? From the day you decide to TTC it's all like shock haha xxx

Ladymillion Tue 11-Mar-14 18:56:32

Hazel I found OPKs very helpful as I attempted SMEP at the start of the month but couldn't keep up with demand of DTD every other day! I thought it's be easy but a) I discovered my libido wasn't up to it LOL b) We were always knackered from work etc and c) my cycles were LONG so I became demoralised thinking I weren't even ovulating. But when I had that positive opk on CD33 I was over the moon and just DTD then for the next 3 days. I know they don't work that way for everyone but just sharing my own personal experience wink

Lolly84 Tue 11-Mar-14 19:52:19

Hiya everyone x

mrshjb Wed 12-Mar-14 07:39:45

Is it supposed to pass after a certain point then mrsb?

Bet you can't wait for your first midwife misskgb, I think it will feel a lot more real by then! Have you told anyone yet? Thanks. AF is definitely on a slow arrival. Soooo pleased to be out of limbo land. Just hope she's not here for like 11 days like she was after the first 55 day cycle!!

Whoops lady. There is a lot of things you shouldn't ape at whilst pregnant isn't there. But my friend who I was on about on the last thread had late a few bottles of wine, soft cheese, raw steak and a raw quails egg the night before she got her BFP so I wouldn't worry too much! A lot of people don't even know their pregnant at your stage and carry on with life as normal don't they! When did you do your OPK sticks?! Did you use IC ones?!

Ladymillion Wed 12-Mar-14 07:55:25

Ahh mrsH so glad your cycle is starting again! Being in limbo is so frustrating!

Do u mean at what point in the month did i use OPKs? I was testing eeeevery day (I bought around 50 IC's off of eBay for about a fiver)!

binkybunny Wed 12-Mar-14 07:55:52

Hi all just checking in. Hazel try and stay positive, easier said than done!

Lady I really wouldnt worry about eating pate I've tried to be good but theres is very little I want to eat now without throwing up or gagging I tend to eat what I can without taking stupid risks. I am already fed up of eating well cooked steaks though!

Helen hoping AF arrives then goes away quick so you can start again.

Hello Mrsb hoping you're not feeling too bad? My good days are more than my bad days now so hope the sickness is gradually going away!

Ladymillion Wed 12-Mar-14 07:57:31

And yep you're so right, loads of women don't know they're pregnant yet, not everyone tests from 8DPO like some of us on here hahaha blush

Hazelbrowneyes Wed 12-Mar-14 08:36:19

I feel a bit better today, thanks ladies. smile

I was just super tired yesterday. CD10 today. Started the OPKs yesterday. Temping as well so I feel a bit more in control but equally like the fun has been sucked out of it grin

misskgb Wed 12-Mar-14 08:53:00

No not told anyone helen which is really hard. Thinking of telling a friend but only coz I cant drink on her upcoming hen do n wedding. Keep telling ppl im on antibiotics atm. I feel nauseous some days n not pg at all other days, its such a strange thing knowing ur pg but not feeling it!! Super excited for the midwife n the next milestone! ! :-)

KikiThePea Wed 12-Mar-14 09:35:18

Well hello all!

Mrsb, it's been a while - sorry to hear about the hospitalisation! I hope you're feeling much better very soon.

I'm at 12 weeks today (and it actually feels like a little bit of a milestone!) Definitely feeling less sick (just a few hours in the morning and late evening now, which is a huge change from 24 hours of feeling like death!), but still stupidly tired. Looking forward to a week in the alps in a few days' time. I can't wait to be able to eat again - I've actually lost weight at this stage, but hopefully won't get into too much trouble with the midwife as I've got another 4 weeks to make up for lost time - I'm sure a patisserie within walking distance will help the cause enormously...

Scan is on Friday morning and I'm now just excited about it. I've given up on anxiety - everything has gone well so far and if there is a problem, well I'll just have to jolly well deal with it when it happens, rather than spend so much time freaking out about 'what ifs'. DH is still stuck on 'what if it's twins?' after a throwaway comment made by my mum last week - his preemptive panicking is hilarious (not that I've told him this, and nor will I think it's hilarious if it did turn out to be twins) - so for him the scan is confirmation that he can relax a bit, I think.

mrsb87 Wed 12-Mar-14 09:58:08

Hi kiki I was just wondering about how you were getting on! Wow exciting times eh? How have you been getting on at work etc? My midwife threw in the idea of twins, there are twins in my family. I do feel like ive bloated quickly considering I've been so sick.
I guess I'm lucky in some ways as I just haven't had the energy to be anxious, barely enough energy to get up to to to the sofanfor 4 weeks.

KikiThePea Wed 12-Mar-14 11:01:39

Hi mrsb. I run my own business so have gotten away with the difficulties associated with being ill at the workplace to some extent - I've been mostly sofa bound and being on a laptop all day has been a killer, but at least I've been able to stay in pyjamas when necessary and wear sunglasses indoors to avoid the glare. The disastrous part has been that we've started work on a fairly big press campaign for the business so dealing with various people in the media on the phone and attempting to sound peppy about business things has been a bit of a challenge!

I've actually come to the conclusion that I must have a stomach of steel considering how rarely the all-consuming nausea ever progressed past that point.

I know what you mean about the ridiculous bloating. I've not been eating anywhere near as much as I really should have been, but I will admit to actually branching out into maternity jeans early just for the comfort aspect. Some people apparently stay in their 'normal' clothes for months and months - I am not destined to be one of them, sadly - but thank goodness for Topshop maternity and their nice, normal, non-frumpy selection!

There's actually twins on both sides of my family (which I had just conveniently ignored as a fact up until a couple of weeks ago...I actually hadn't even twigged about one set of them because they live on the other side of the world and I never see them), but then anyway the midwife noted the killer point that 'multiples can happen to anyone' - DH had just popped out of the room at the point (good job!).

lalanic Wed 12-Mar-14 14:19:24

Hiya! I wondered what happened to that thread, very confused! How are you all?

I'm in limbo just now - 5 days late and again a bfn. Boobs are very sore today. No idea what's going on, just going to wait and see what happens!

How do you tag people to reply to their messages on here?

misskgb Wed 12-Mar-14 19:03:12

Hey kiki. My mums a twin n she's got 6 singular grand children already so im very nervous about the very real possibility of twins. At only 5 weeks a lot of my trousers feel much tighter n im gagging to rip them off at the earliest opportunity. I did think about getting maternity trousers for comfort but most books/websites say around 16 weeks so thought I was being ridiculously premature! !

misskgb Wed 12-Mar-14 19:05:04

Lalanic u have to put * at the start n end of their name (or any word) to make it bold

The other thread had a maximum 1000 msgs so it got locked!!

mrshjb Wed 12-Mar-14 20:44:52

Well it's officially cd1 today wooohoooo!!!

Lady- I meant what time of the day?! I'm still undecided whether to use them or not but thought I might try and prepare myself over the next few days for if I do!!

Wow twins would be a very scary thought. When I was younger I always thought it would be a good idea because then you'd only have to be pregnant once, but that was in the days before I'd seen what looking after one baby was like!! Kiki, soooo exciting that you'll be having your scan this week. What an exciting first milestone that would be!

Have any of you started to think whether you'd like a boy or a girl?!

Lalanic- seriously hope you're out of limbo land soon. 26 days of it has been pretty shocking to be honest. DH cracked out a bottle of Prosecco to celebrate the arrival last night!!

Hazel, how are you feeling starting another cycle? Really hope this is your lucky month smile

I can't really decide whether to properly TTC or whether to try not to think about it and just dtd every 2-3 days throughout the month and just see what happens. In a way I want it to be happen really badly and in another way I cant bare going through the same stress as last month so wonder if I need to take it easy for a bit and see if my cycles settle down.

Ladymillion Thu 13-Mar-14 07:19:02

Oh Helen, that's great LOL at your DH opening a bottle of prosecco to celebrate!

I mostly did OPKs in the morning but occasionally did them in the evening too. My first positive was a morning one. I had positives over 3 days in the end so I'm unsure as to the actual day of ovulation. After my first positive opk I did a clear blue one just to see that smiley face but they're far too expensive to use throughout the month like the cheapie ones!

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