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Wading into spring with the all new shiny Posifrickentivity thread. PG after MC? Dive right in!(973 Posts)
All comers welcome, we're a rolling thread. Newbies, middles and oldies alike, join here for hand holding, knicker checking and general batshit craziness!
Thanks Saggy! <waves to Squiz and settles increasingly enlarged rear-end into the comfy chair>
Hope the others find us!
Thanks saggy for the new thread. Eeee you've got a date! Hope you manage to keep it to yourself. They're going to assess me for induction on 7 March so I may end up a day behind you. Exciting times
shame it's still 2 blooming weeks away
Good point re: the doppler ladies. I suppose I was very lucky because I always found hb very easily and compared speed against my own to ensure it was baby (and not placenta whoosh). I have to say I have only used it once since I started feeling baby move as would rather wait for mw appointments and know they are doing it properly than have a massive panic because I can't find it. However, it did help me in those few weeks.
Argh facebook is advertising lawyers specialising in birth injury claims to me!! I do not need to have those thoughts put into my head! Also bit confused about how facebook knows I'm pregnant, I've not mentioned anything on there or even liked any baby related stuff recently
AARGH! was starving after I left the hospital so I naughtily detoured through Mcdonalds drive through for a chicken nugget meal.
And then again for a MC flurry!
If you don't see me again it's because ive lapsed into a diabetic coma! <<no self control>>
Just checking in. Just found the heartbeat with the fetal doppler for the first time iv watched many a tutorial video n heard just about every other sound possible a few weeks ago when I was trying (and failing) to find hb so I'm sure iv got it now! Although I no il become addicted now I can see why professionals don't like people having them at home, there kinda tricky! But my mw said they don't use them till 24 weeks here and I new I cudnt wait that long...
Thanks for the new thread saggy I'd go crazy without it!
Cheers saggy job well done. I have made my first mn milestone - making it to a new thread. Eagerly awaiting the Nov ante natal club kicking off for my mn milestone two.
Crumbs pixie fb is evil. I would love to ditch it but every Bugger is on it. I would be a social leper.
I suppose I really should do some work today. Cannot. Be. Arsed.
Yay new thread! I must admit I find it all a bit hard to keep up with..
despite being on mumsnet obsessively ...
I made it to an actual medical appointment today! I got the flu jab and will be 6 weeks on wednesday.. Last pregnancy I made the appointment but didn't get to it.
Congratulations liesel!!! How exciting
Pixie fb knows all the pages you look at, creepily. Just being on mumsnet is enough for them to target you with baby ads. Blank them all!!
Just found out a very close friend of mine is 4 months pregnant, so was pregnant when I was wondering why she was being so crap when I told her about the mc.. And will probably be having her baby around my old dd. What a confusing whirlwind of emotions! Obviously if everything works out it means we'll be having our first babies within months of each other which would be lovely, but The Fear never goes away does it?
Thanks Saggy. Feel like I'm in a special secret club knowing your top secret induction date
scheme to have some peace plan. Very exciting. Outrageous news about the mcflurry mind tut tut Surely nuggets are allowed tho?
Pixie that's no time at all either. So excited for you all. Really gives me hope I will get a turn! I think adverts are so clever now they just pick things up from what you've been searching. Google is evil. Or cookies are. Or some combination of the two as I don't really know how it works!?
Aoife you can join me on in Lazy Cow Land if you like? I unloaded the washing machine and the dishwasher. That is literally all I can manage today and now back being a couch potato. Will get up for crisps shortly tho. Did you decide whether to ask for an early scan?
I don't know about dopplers but learning a lot here..
Nerdy I felt exactly the same way as you did when I was 18 weeks so I caved and bought a doppler - a cheap one off Amazon. I knew they weren't recommended and that I might not be able to find the heartbeat and that it would probably stress me out more than it was worth. It took me a few goes to find the heartbeat (helped out by a few YouTube tutorials) but I did locate it eventually and took some comfort from that. I've only ever used it a few times. I guess I was lucky in that the baby started moving quite frequently from about 19 weeks onwards - he sits really near the front of my uterus as well so I have always been able to feel lots of strong movements. I'm still not sure whether I would recommend them tbh but it did give me some reassurance when I needed it.
Ruth congrats on getting to an appt It feels good to tick off the milestones!
Aoife and London I'll join you both in lazyville. I'm still in my pyjamas and my SPD is so bad I've decided I'm working from home tonight
really shouldn't have tried to clean out some of the redecorating mess we've made in the communal hallway, earlier
Despite having a decent scan this morning I have just spent an HOUR (day off work) looking up abnormal yolk sacs and small CRLs. What the hell is wrong with me? I'm not going to rest until I have an actual baby, am I?
Nerdy - I get the desire to have a doppler. I wouldn't get one, but only because I know I'd be inept at using it and would just panic more. Sigh.
Ruth That is a lot to process about your friend's news. Goodness. Close babies is a lovely thought, I hope The Fear doesn't rob you of enjoying that thought too much but I know it's not easy.
Oh kjh still in your pjs? I doff my cap! Sorry your spd is spoiling your fun but yes put your feet up and enjoy a cuppa.
Whoever put that link up for first time mums btw thank you. Love the idea that if you don't feel able to do anything in the first few weeks with new born you should stay in your pjs so people expect little of you!!
Don't know about the early scan yet Jen haven't managed to get in go see the docs. 1st appt they could offer was the middle of march so a bit late for me. Trying to get an on the day appt.
Have a banging headache today, maybe where the laziness has crept in.
I think I can skulk off home inan hour or so.
Oooh, new thread, nice! Thanks, saggy
Lots of stuff happening for me today, I'm struggling to stay on top of it all.
Bad stuff - just after I wrote that everything had calmed down regards brown discharge etc., I went to the loo and had red blood when I wiped. Repeatedly. I swear my heart stopped
Good stuff - the midwife called, and I now not only have a booking appointment next week, but also a scan on Saturday... She was lovely, I didn't even have to ask for one, she suggested it. And called me back within 5 minutes with the scan appointment.
So, one way or another, I will know where I'm at in a few days time.
Good luck getting a slot Aoife
JBrd Oh gulp I feel your heart stopping But how fantastic does that mw sound? I feel like you are being looked after now. You have shown such strength. I hope you have a good natter tonight and that helps too.
Hello shiny new thread!
Glad it went well hamster and no, I don't think any of us will relax at any point... You just move on to the next worry.
jbrd I'm so pleased the midwife rang and is proactive and you have a scan for sat. Is DH still here then so can come with you? Sorry to hear about the red blood, I can identify with the heart stopping feeling - it's horrible. Is it still going?
jbrd really sorry to hear that. So pleased you have a proactive midwife though. Just really hope the days go past quickly for you xx
Jbird oh that awful feeling. Keeping everything crossed. I dont want to say it
cause we've all heard it before and its cold comfort but many women do bleed and keep the pregnancy. So glad your mW is lovely.
JBrd so sorry you are having such worries, but I am glad that you seem to be getting the care you need. Sending you sticky bean vibes, whereever you may be.
Got my appointment at St Marys tomorrow. Quietly bricking it
an improvement from running around like a panic stricken chicken although the nausea, tiredness and so forth would suggest all requisite hormones are being hormonal.
Appointment with the psych nurse the day after. Guessing she'll be able to work out why I'm scared. Hardly rocket science.
Two big hoorays! One for hamster's little bean on the scan and one for saggy's due date!
Although I don't understand why you are all so keen to have your babies now. According to my pregnancy app I have 99 days to go today, down to double digits, it has given me a big wobble, I'm just NOT READY YET!
maybe I never will be though
Thanks for setting up the new thread saggy.
Laughed lots at squiz's crunchy butt cereal! Sounds like a new fitness craze!
I had a good midwife appointment today, with a nice midwife rather then the crap one I had the last two times. Bump measuring the right size, strong heartbeat and placenta, although a bit of protein in my wee so they are sending it off to be checked for infection.
And she was really excited and supportive when I said I was considering a home birth. As it is my first, I've a had a few negative reactions from others on that. So it is nice to know the medical professionals are on my side.
Hello! Found you all.
good news today for hopeful
jbrd glad you have a scan booked. Hope all discharge/spotting lets up in the meantime.
Jbrd - will be hoping to everything that you get good news at scan. Bring on Saturday!
Squiz - and good luck for your appointment tomorrow x
Penguinita - how fortunate to get a nice midwife! They can be rare depending on where you live, urgh, wonder which one I'll get this time?
Sorry to everyone else, I am rubbish scrolling back through the thread, but hope you're all well.
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