About to start / Just started / Trying for a while TTC no.2 (part 5)

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GingerbreadBabyPlease Fri 14-Mar-14 09:16:45

Here we are ladies, part 5, with a new spin to the title to include some of us long-timers!
May it bring many, many more BFPs and some happy, healthy babies smile

mrsm22 Fri 14-Mar-14 11:40:09

Hi Ginger - Fingers and toes crossed for the new thread and may this be another very lucky one! I'm so sorry you got your AF, are you definitely sure it is AF and not a show? I only ask because when I got my show I thought I had started my AF. You need to ring for those results in any case I think Ginger. You will get your second beautiful baby really soon, I know it. You have conceived once with no problems and have a beautiful DD so it's really unlikely that you'd struggle second time round. Sending lots of love xx

mrsm22 Fri 14-Mar-14 11:52:16

Hi Ginger - Fingers and toes crossed for the new thread and may this be another very lucky one! I'm so sorry you got your AF, are you definitely sure it is AF and not a show? I only ask because when I got my show I thought I had started my AF. You need to ring for those results in any case I think Ginger. You will get your second beautiful baby really soon, I know it. You have conceived once with no problems and have a beautiful DD so it's really unlikely that you'd struggle second time round. Sending lots of love xx

CallingAllEngels Fri 14-Mar-14 11:59:51

Morning!

Sorry about AF ginger.

DS has been driving me crazy today! Took him into townto the nature museum and he is so badly behaved compared to other kids. He's all over the place. Now I need to geo and lie down in a dark room!

Yep, 2ww here rum - I'm so impatient...we have been ttc#2 for nearly 9 months now!

SwedeAway Fri 14-Mar-14 12:59:56

Thanks for the new thread Ginger. Sorry AF got you, now keeping fx that you get all the luck from starting this new thread!

Glad your scan went so well Better...so did you find out the gender???

Working from home today, feeling very nauseoushmm

GingerbreadBabyPlease Fri 14-Mar-14 15:45:06

Thanks mrs, it is definately AF unfortunately, she always arrives with a vengeance angry I hope this is my lucky thread!

Thank you for the reminder cake! (sorry don't know why I keep calling you cake and not loves-which would you prefer!?) I have been having lots of cuddles from DD today, and just marvelling at her wonder and what a little miracle she is, eesh sorry for the soppiness! grin I am actually going out tomorrow night with DH and possibly onto a party afterwards so lots of cider will be consumed.

Well I did ring my GP for the results...everything came back normal confused not sure if it would have been the case if the blood had been taken 3 days later, but to be honest I think I will just give it a rest for a month or so before going back to the docs, a december baby wouldn't be ideal, and I've just had enough of all this waiting and hoping and wondering for a while.

Ah engels poor you! They are exhausting aren't they! Are you sure he's naughty and not just 'spirited'?!

better did you find out the gender??

CallingAllEngels Fri 14-Mar-14 17:11:30

Spirited is the exact word one of my colleagues used to describe ds after our work kids christmas party! He's so full of energy, really curious and not the best listener!

have had a better couple of hours. Dumbo on tv, quick supermarket run and steak, salad and potatoes for tea (dh cooked...and it was very yummy!)

Ginger a break did me good, but also frustrating. I know what you mean about a December baby. If I get pg this cycle,will be due end November just before Sinterklaas, and if I get pg next month then we're looking at Boxing Day! Still, you can't plan these things ( well, some people can, but I can't!).

BadgersandToddlers Fri 14-Mar-14 18:22:42

Sorry about af ginger. Hope this cycle comes good for you.

Ladies I need opinions and I apologize for way to much tmi - I just went to the toilet as I felt very wet wipe and there was a load of very pale pink discharge and a few spots of red blood.

Now I have never had this in my life not even with dd. Could this be implantation bleeding? I'm only four dpi at a push so to early? If it us when do you think is the earliest I could test?

Sorry for sounding like a nutter

morerummorefun Fri 14-Mar-14 20:16:49

Badgers I had this 2 days before I got a very faint bfp so fx it could be implantation!
Was at mw today and everything is fine baby was wriggling and kicking the dopler away. Dd was watching thinking this was hilarious :-)

Toothpastekissesno2 Fri 14-Mar-14 21:51:56

Hi badgers - me too! I def had pink before my bfp.
Bitter - so happy for u!
Ginger - sorry that's shit. This thread is going to be positive!
Reading about your eating issues with little ones has helped me. My ds basically stopped being the good eater he was at about 13 months.now 17 months and he goes days with refusing everything. Often end up in tears or begging or ashamed to say it, shouting. I have tried everything. He is a healthy little boy but I can remember the good dinners we have had in 2014 by date. Not fun. I am tempted to seek professional help but I know they will say he isn't under weight.
Anyway! 24 weeks today and my maternity cover job is out there so all feeling quite real. Met with a friend who has just had second. She said it's all about no one. As in the new born is no trouble compared to the first! X

mrsm22 Fri 14-Mar-14 22:54:28

Evening ladies,
Ginger - that's good news about your blood test results, you must be happy about that at least. I thought they would come back as normal. This will be your lucky thread, just wait and see! x
Toothpaste - do we share the same DS? I have been in tears, stressed and at my wits end with my DS and his eating. Today for a prime example, he has toast and a boiled egg for breakfast (which I know is very good), then later refused everything I offered him for lunch and his tea. So all day he has just had the egg and toast. Obviously drinks and milk too. My DS used to be brilliant with eating but it's getting worse in sure. I don't think anything is wrong though, and his weight was perfect at his two year review just two weeks ago. He likes things but won't try anything new and he is just too busy to eat. I know that sounds daft but you'll call him to the table for his lunch and he gets down after a couple of mins to go play with something or watch tv. He likes certain meals only which makes meal planning a real chore for me. He likes chicken, and rice, boiled eggs as long as hard in the middle, toast, loves fruit, spaghetti bolognese, crisps , white fish, chocolate, pasta. Breakfast time he won't try cereal at all, just tips on the floor if you try so you're left with boiled egg and/ or toast. He loves fresh orange juice and cows milk and he will eat a yoghurt if it's a good day. So I'm totally with you! I get angry and upset about it and I find myself chasing DS round the room with a spoon some days but DH says it will come in time and not to stress or make him feel forced to eat.

mrsm22 Fri 14-Mar-14 23:02:57

Engels and Ginger - My DS was a December baby born on the 28th December and it was nice actually at that time of year. Made Xmas time feel extra special but I was glad he didn't actually come on Xmas day.
Badgers - I had a show (implantation bleed) both times, with my DS and this time round. Mine was like the start of a period, it wasn't pinky but just dark ish red blood that looked like AF starting both times. I put a pad on and nothing else came. It can be red, pink or brown apparently so could well be that you d had a show and if I remember correctly, my gp told me that you get a show about two weeks after you've conceived. I don't know if that helps at all.
Morerum - good news at your midwife appointment. Mine is next weds.
The bad news is that my boiler is playing games again. After having a British has engineer out on Tuesday,, weds and Thursday, I ended up having to get one out again today as we now have central heating but no hot water! Got to wait until tomorrow afternoon for them to return with the part that the boiler needs. I'm getting very fed up of it but all Britidh Has want to do is sell us a new boiler!

CallingAllEngels Sat 15-Mar-14 07:59:32

I've heard so many stories about how shit British Gas are mrs - the best thing to do is slag them of (politely!) on their twitter and facebook...then they get back to you pretty sharpish! Hope it gets sorted soon.

My birthday is a week after Christmas and I often hate it...everyone's too skint, tired, hungover, eaten too much at Christmas and New Year's to want to do anything. DH reminds me of this when we're talking ttc, but after the enforced break because of mc I'm not ready to have another ttc break right now! (Plus DH's birthday is in July and he moans about that as well! )

Foodwise, DS eats pretty much everything but he will have the occasional day when herefuses his dinnerin which case he goes to bed hungry. We've been lucky that he's not fussy and he will basically eat what we eat (so last night he had steak, rocket and roast potatoes!).

and mrs ds is still in a high chair for the reason that otherwise he gets distracted.

Another victory sleep...he came in at 6.15 so maybe he's finally getting it (and is currently eating his reward chocolate at 9am blush ).

PandaWatch Sat 15-Mar-14 10:56:51

Hi everyone! Can I join?

On day 3 of my first AF since getting pregnant with DS1 -my cycle only came back after stopping bfing altogether so for the first time in a long time I was actually over the moon to have my AF as now I know we can get cracking on DC2! grin

BadgersandToddlers Sat 15-Mar-14 12:26:00

Thanks everyone I will test in a few days. It's just really out of the ordinary for me and I can't believe I would be so lucky to catch first cycle.
I did poas today though just to shush my urge an opk one though its got two fairly strong lines but not quite a positive just to add to the confusion.
I have a December baby and if I catch this cycle I will have another December baby! So expensive month. But I dis love having a baby close to Christmas really made it such a special month.

Welcome Panda. Hope it doesn't take you long to get your bfp. Soon be time for lots of horizontal dancing!

HungryHorace Sat 15-Mar-14 14:45:23

Hi Panda!

Badgers, could you have OV'd earlier than you thought? Fx for you though. We've had about 3 first month and 2 second month BFPs on this thread!

Gingerbread, I'm sorry to hear about AF. I think you should definitely go back to your GP, as if you're OVing, it's a luteal phase issue to consider. Have you looked at the B vitamins you can take to help?

Better, great news re your scan. I'm really pleased. :-) Interesting that our pregnancies are quite similar...I don't like the anterior placenta. It's too weird after DD's pregnancy where I felt her every day after about 11 weeks.

I'm absolutely knackered. Full time work is exhausting! But DH is getting on great with DD, so I know she's in good hands. He spotted a rash on her yesterday, which was thankfully only a mild virus. The nurse who saw her loved her, which is nice to hear! Her third tooth popped through today. Another bottom one. :-/ We were expecting top teeth, as they're also imminent. No wonder she's grumpy!

Mrs, I'll have to go back full time. My training HAS to be FT and I'll have 9 months left when I go back. Then I'll have to see what's on offer and where as to what happens next.

Sorry that I've not mentioned everyone, but hi!!

mrsm22 Sat 15-Mar-14 19:58:48

Hi and Welcome to Panda! How old is your DS?
Hi Engels - I think my DS should still be in his high chair as he are much better then. We only took him out of it because he started to cry and carry on every time he was put in it so we thought he might sit better at the table. Wow can't believe yours has steak and roast potatoes. I love a nice steak, we had steak on Tuesday actually with jacket potato and vegetables but I think my DS is a way off that yet. He did have fish for his tea though tonight. He has some days that are better and worse than others, I think teeth coming through must definitely play a part. Does your DS generally sleep through? What time do you put him to bed? I take my DS up to bed at 7.30pm and he usually sleeps right through until anything between 6am abc 7.30am. It's bliss when he sleeps until 7am! Ooh I have made a complaint to British Gas by the way in an email a couple of days ago and they are looking into it and a guy is calling me on Monday about it. It's a bit of a long story and probably not very interesting but we pay a service agreement on our boiler and basically when they last cane out they forgot to turn something off on the boiler which has been left on , a certain tap for over a year and consequently i think it has caused problems to the boiler. It has been fixed again today but we has to wait it nearly all day for the engineer to come and it wasted the full day. And none of us could have a bath until after 3pm. Really getting fed up of British Gas!
How is everyone's weekend going? I have heard the weather is meant to change and not be quite as nice next week but I hope that's not the case. Want it definitely go put somewhere nice with DS tomorrow... That's of course assuming we don't need another engineer out.

mrsm22 Sat 15-Mar-14 20:00:54

Sorry I seem to mis-spell on my phone a lot.

Toothpastekissesno2 Sat 15-Mar-14 20:38:03

Welcome panda!
Badger I would keep everything crossed u have been super lucky.
Mrs I am glad to hear I am not alone. It's so hard and I have to say if ds ate even one thing for certain I would be relieved right now. He literally has eaten about three full meals this year. Otherwise it's a bite here and a bite there. Some days it's literally only a yoghurt and milk. So stressful. Today I sat him in living room with cartoons and put sausages, chips and peas in front of him. Half hour later he had eaten one pea and half a chip. Ended up giving him Icecream and Ella's fruit pouch just to get something in him. Argh!!
Anyway sorry rant over! He does sleep well so I guess maybe u get one or other?! No 2s are meant to be the easy ones right?!

mrsm22 Sat 15-Mar-14 23:23:13

Hi Toothpaste - You are most definitely not alone and in fact just reading your post makes me glad I'm not alone too and makes me realise that there must be lots of little ones like ours with their eating. You sound just the same as me. I've got to the stage on a day where I know he's not eating much that I am just grateful for anything that he does eat. For example today he got up and he likes a bottle of milk (formula) first thing which is early and usually around 6am. I then usually give him a couple of hours before offering him some breakfast but today he helped himself to a banana for his breakfast and ate all of it so I thought that was ok for his breakfast. Then later in the morning he helped himself to two packets of chocolate buttons from the sweetie drawer. I was pleased at this as it was him choosing and not me forcing! So I left the morning like that, then a bit later he had a drink of warm cows milk but when it got to lunch time he wouldn't have anything I put in front of him for his lunch and instead he pointed to his SMA tin and was asking for a bottle which I had to give him as I didn't want him going hungry. Later on he had an icecream from mr whippy and a plain fish for his tea. This was not a too bad day! Some days I will do him chips and a bit of pizza and if he gets down from the table I put it on his own little table in the lounge that he draws and colours on and like you, leave him to it and come back to find the same thing - eaten half a chip and not even picked at his pizza. It drives me mad as I think to myself 'surely he's got to be hungry'. Does your DS still have a bottle of formula or just normal milk? We are trying to make it so that DS just has formula first thing in the morning and before bed and then cows milk during the day to drink as I thought reducing the bottles to two would make him more hungry. BUT I don't let him go hours with no food so if he's being to funny and won't eat, I will do him that extra formula bottle in the day like at lunch time, just to fill him up and make sure he gets the goodness. Strangely when we get a takeaway, like if we get a Chinese my DS will have nearly a full portion of soft noodles and bean sprouts to himself and he's just started to eat a couple of spoonfuls of chicken fried rice. It's very difficult and frustrating. I hate doing the food shopping as I struggle to think of things to make that I know he will eat. I do roast him a chicken breast in the oven for his tea every week and cut it up with rice and he will usually eat that for his tea. He likes pasta but other than spaghetti Bol and lasagne I'm not really into pasta and am not too clued up on sauces or what to do with pasta. If you have any ideas or recipes you make with pasta for your DS or even yourself please let me know. In a years time it will be so different I'm sure.

Toothpastekissesno2 Sun 16-Mar-14 10:40:32

Maybe we need a support group for mums of Bad eaters?! It's so wearing and doesn't help when other people say 'oh but look at him he isn't wasting away' and I know it's true but it doesn't make meal times less stressful! He has formula first thing and at bed time and at nursery they give it to them at lunch. I don't offer him more at home but only because he eats so little anyway I wouldn't want him to be less hungry. Yesterday I got pastry (he sometimes eats quiche on a good day) and filled it with Ella's baby pouch (beef stew!) and cooked it to make a pasty. Desperate! I went up for a bath as I couldn't bear to see him reject it but dh said he did eventually eat half. This makes me ridiculously happy. Pasta I dream of him eating as so quick and easy. U could easily make tomato and veg sauce or pesto? Or Mac and cheese. I would love to cook properly for him but it makes it al the more painful when he throws it away.
aNyWaY keep meaning to buy meditation for pregnancy. Anyone got recommendations? I thought this would help with stress of hunger strike, trying to buy and sell a house and work!

CallingAllEngels Sun 16-Mar-14 11:00:59

Ds is 2.5 so I think a little bit older than yours mrs ? He slept through the night from 4 months but when he turned 2 and went into a big bed he started getting up evry night and crawling into ours. Tbh the last months have been hell! That's why I have been so pleased that he's stayed in his own bed 2 nights this week!

I think with eating, the body can get by on a lot less, so I'd only worry if dc stopped drinking as well. We don't cook separately for ds and since we're both home at a reasonable time we eat together at 5.30/6. If he won't eat then I don't feel like all my effort is wasted (well, dh does most th of the cooking).

morerummorefun Sun 16-Mar-14 11:36:23

I feel quite lucky tbh my dd eats a variety of different food's. left to her she'd ask for fish fingers chips and beans every lunch and dinner but dhe eats pretty much what we eat. she doesn't like pasta with the exception of mac n cheese. shes love's home cooked meal like mince and tatties, steakpie lentil soup sausage and cheesy mash . she's also slept all night since she was weeks old! bet I get a wee monster this time round!
anyways I have a new craving. . . hard boiled egg mashed on toast! was up at 4 :30 boiling a batch (had2 alreadyblush) anyone else eating strange things? x

morerummorefun Sun 16-Mar-14 11:37:49

I feel quite lucky tbh my dd eats a variety of different food's. left to her she'd ask for fish fingers chips and beans every lunch and dinner but dhe eats pretty much what we eat. she doesn't like pasta with the exception of mac n cheese. shes love's home cooked meal like mince and tatties, steakpie lentil soup sausage and cheesy mash . she's also slept all night since she was weeks old! bet I get a wee monster this time round!
anyways I have a new craving. . . hard boiled egg mashed on toast! was up at 4 :30 boiling a batch (had2 alreadyblush) anyone else eating strange things? x

morerummorefun Sun 16-Mar-14 11:39:50

I feel quite lucky tbh my dd eats a variety of different food's. left to her she'd ask for fish fingers chips and beans every lunch and dinner but dhe eats pretty much what we eat. she doesn't like pasta with the exception of mac n cheese. shes love's home cooked meal like mince and tatties, steakpie lentil soup sausage and cheesy mash . she's also slept all night since she was weeks old! bet I get a wee monster this time round!
anyways I have a new craving. . . hard boiled egg mashed on toast! was up at 4 :30 boiling a batch (had2 alreadyblush) anyone else eating strange things? x

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