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July 2013 - thread 5 - baby kicks and scan pics, we're halfway there!

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dinkystinky Sat 16-Feb-13 20:04:23

New thread to natter on. Will go find the due date thread to link on in a tick...

dinkystinky Mon 18-Feb-13 11:17:57

Cheek - just being super organised (and trying to spread the cost over time while still earning full pay)

MightBeMad Mon 18-Feb-13 11:33:30

Sunday, I'm on dc2 and have a 25 week appointment with gp, then 28weeks with midwife.

Uck, feeling rough here. Think my walk yesterday was a bit much. Very unsettled night and this morning nearly passed out in the kitchen and then promptly threw up my breakfast shock. Decided to work from home rather than face the 3hr run car/train/tube commute but feeling a bit sorry for myself.

Also, and please excuse the mememe nature of this post, I'm getting increasingly anxious. I'm 18 weeks tomorrow and no movement yet. I know I have an anterior placenta but I felt dc1 from 15 weeks so I'm struggling to keep my worry in check and getting paranoid that there's going to be something wrong at the scan in 2 weeks' time. Please talk some sense into me!

dinkystinky Mon 18-Feb-13 11:37:22

Mightbemad - your symptoms are how my virus started. Seemed to be over in 48 hours. If you get temperature and aches and headache next its definitely what I had.

Re movement - I felt loads early on then nothing for a few weeks, I think bean was giving my placenta a kicking instead:-) now at 21 weeks I feel more but much less so than with the boys. So you are not alone.

sassteee Mon 18-Feb-13 11:46:30

Hello all,

First post on here. Due 18th July, first baby, enjoying maternity clothes although my bump isnt that big yet (but they're so comfy!). Thinking of going on holiday next month to relax and get some sun before the mayhem begins!

Think ive felt little flutters but not quite sure if its my imagination or not!

Sarah x

MightBeMad Mon 18-Feb-13 12:10:49

Thanks dinky. Here's hoping it's just one of this things and not a bug. Yours sounds horrid. Hope you're feeling better now?

Welcome Sarah.

TotallyEggFlipped Mon 18-Feb-13 12:37:34

MightBeMad I'm 18+4 with DC2. I thought I felt a couple of little flutters on two occasions around 17 weeks, but nothing that convincing and only when lying quietly in bed a night. The last 2 nights I've felt something much more convincing, but not much and I need to be lying in bed to feel anything at all.

Welcome sass

cheekbyjowl Mon 18-Feb-13 12:53:44

Thanks dinky Good to know. mightbe I'm 19+4 and don't think I've felt anything either, except my own pulse which I can now hear in my stomach, when I asked my midwife at the 16weeks scan when I should expect to feel a movement she said at around the time of my next scan or after. So think it must be normal not to have felt anything before. Then again I'm quite daft when it comes to biological matters. At my first appt I asked the mw if I should worry I hadn't experienced sickness, she said 'no it could be a gender thing' and it took me far too long to work out she was referring to the gender of the baby, I thought I'd missed some medical advances in mens reproductive abilities grin

TotallyEggFlipped Mon 18-Feb-13 13:24:32

grin cheeky

MrsRoss26 Mon 18-Feb-13 14:40:50

Thanks for starting the thread! Still on phone, so sorry for not being able to respond to individuals.

Re: nipples, I occasionally get tingly and itchy (different times) but heaping cocoa bhter on at night seems to be helping. DH is enjoying this particular complaint and treatment for some reason!

We had my parents stay for the weekend, first time we'd seen them since new year and mum definitely saw a difference in my shape. I have a podge, but it's a bump we think pushing everything out! It's making me feel bloated permanently, so I know it's not just lunch smile

We chose and pram today! After some excellent customer service in mamas and papas and more test driving in john lewis we went back to m&p and ordered a Bugaboo Cameleon. The uppababy, quinny etc. were too heavy / fiddly for us so we've gone for the full pram, carrycoy system. Think we'll end up with the maxi cosy carseat too as so many people have recommended.

Couple of weeks now til my scan, but excited! Buying the pram (thank goodness for parents wanting to help out) seems like such a big step. Good to see you all dong so well. My back/pelvis issue is getting worse, so will be talking to mw soon.


shelley72 Mon 18-Feb-13 14:54:51

checking in after an awful weekend and we have a shiny new thread smilethank you. i can see there is lots of blue and pink scans coming through and some exciting pram and nappy shopping going on - quite envious of all the shopping plans!

had terrible weekend with lower back pain, saw a midwife this morning as was at hospital anyway and it sounds like it might be mild PGP and is completely normal. just need to rest. must remember to tell my DCs grin.

but better news was that we had the 20wk scan and all was fine - such a relief, a v co-operative baby in perfect position for measurements and everything seemed to be in working order as far as they could tell smile. so i'm just resting now whilst DH does school run and then we can show the DCs their new baby brother or sister. oh and as suspected, placenta is anterior (again) so thats why i've not been having much movement. but at least its not breech - at the moment.

hope everyone is enjoying the sunshine!


photographerlady Mon 18-Feb-13 14:55:14

First 1.5 hour commute almost finished with. I mainly slept on my way in but was happy to not have to use the train toilet 200 times hehee cause I am not looking forward to that. Will see how hectic tonight's journey home will be.

Tomorrow is my new booking appointment with the new MW. So far things have been really friendly and hope the ladies here will be the same. Not hear anything about my reschedule on my scan, maybe they can call tomorrow and check but I much rather not drive two hours to my old hospital to get the 20 week scan.

Might I do not have much movement if at all at 19 weeks. I have been cheating a little as I have a home heart monitor so once a week sneak a peek at the little ones heartbeat. My MW said it could be up to 22 weeks without feeling anything.

Welcome sass

MrsRoss I hear you on the increasing back pain sad

19 weeks today!

shelley72 Mon 18-Feb-13 15:01:22

photographerlady i used to sleep on way in too - at least the train stops at waterloo. just dont do it on the way home or you could end up in exeter!!!

photographerlady Mon 18-Feb-13 15:22:51

good suggestion shelley will set my alarm grin

I have time tomorrow to get lost explore Salisbury before my booking appointment. Its a little funny moving and not knowing your way around at all. Found the mothercare yesterday though hehe its a start.

Thinkingof4 Mon 18-Feb-13 16:36:04

mightbemad I didn't feel this baby till about 16 weeks having felt ds3 at 12 weeks shock so I think there can just be difference in how active different babies are. I'm hoping this one will be a bit more chilled than ds3 who is extremely busy grin
And my dsis who is 22 weeks with anterior placenta is still not feeling baby despite normal 20 week scan. Hope you start to feel kicks soon x

elliejjtiny Mon 18-Feb-13 16:54:47

20 week scan this morning. Very co-operative baby, stayed very still for all the measurements. They did find a problem though, a cleft lip on one side. We have to be scanned again next tuesday by the consultant to confirm it (although it was fairly obvious even to my untrained eye) and we see the specialist team who will do the operation next week as well. The operation will be when Smallest (baby's nickname) is 3-4 months old and we have to go to bristol for that. A big shock but feeling very looked after and the nurse who phoned me this afternoon seemed really positive about me still being able to breastfeed which is good.

dinkystinky Mon 18-Feb-13 17:01:08

Welcome Sass - add yourself to the Waddlers and riders list (follow link on second post down from the top).

MrsRoss - congrats on pram selection. Shelley - sorry to hear it sounds like pgp is settling in. You're going to have to train up your kids to do all your lifting and carrying for you.

Had nice walk and trip to Jodrell bank with kids and friends this afternoon. Could get used to Mondays and Tuesdays off...

dinkystinky Mon 18-Feb-13 17:04:29

Ellie - cross posted with you. It sounds like the hospital are all over it and being really proactive and clear with you on what needs to happen. And if the cleft is only in one side, there is every chance you will be able to bf successfully.

TotallyEggFlipped Mon 18-Feb-13 17:55:03

ellie glad to hear you got so much support and information about what to expect from the hospital so quickly. My worry is that they find something at the anomaly scan but there's a big wait for more information/advice. It's great that they're so positive about BF too.

MrsMillions Mon 18-Feb-13 18:19:27

Wow from me to thread #5 already!

Ellie I can only reiterate what others have said, pleased you seem to have got such excellent, timely expertise following your scan. Hope the good care continues.

Pretty quiet weekend here, but we did have a bit of a finances/nursery chat and decide I will return to work (ideally 3 days/wk) so need to start getting our heads around the whole nursery/childcare vouchers/drop off and pick up thing. Have booked to view a nursery after our scan on Friday then have 4 hour drive to visit my parents and some close friends for the weekend.

On countdown to our final pre-baby jet setting next month (not impressed with £/$ rate worsening) then shopping and preparations will begin in earnest.


CottonSock Mon 18-Feb-13 18:23:23

Hi all, thanks for new thread.

Ellie glad you are getting lots of support. It must be a shock, but totally treatable.

I walked 8.5 mils yesterday, quite pleased with myself, but did eat a whole bag of mini eggs to get me round (a large one) (second bag that week.)

One tip on getting a carrycot, but one second hand. I got my oyster one half price on Ebay and they only ever get used for 3 months ish so it looks as good as new. will wash matress.

Also researching cloth nappies. intend to do a mix with disposables. Had my recommendations from the nappy lady today..
but I will hold off forking out a load of money until I have tried one or two (NCT lend them out for free in my area and might get some used ones).

Grannyapple Mon 18-Feb-13 21:16:26

Hello, these threads move super fast! Can't even remember if I managed to post on the last one!

Been ill since the beginning of the month...had a horrible bug/virus thing with shivers, fevers left with a horrid phelgmy cough (sorry for tmi) & struggling to breath sometimes...have doc appt on Wednesday to see if there is anything I can have to break the mucus down more & allow me to breath better )apart from Vicks rub, hot drinks etc to break it down). Did spin on Friday morning & was sick when I got home...

Can't remember who asked about mw appts but yes I was supposed to go from 16wk appt to 28wk appt...but my mw said she thought that too long so suggested I make a 25wk appt too, so will do that as soon as the diary opens up..

Off back home to Glasgow on Friday for a few days as its DS's 2nd birthday (can't believe he's 2 already!) & figured it'll be last chance for us to go up before no 2 arrives..

Found out SIL is also pg so babies will be 6 wks apart...just a shame we live so far away...

Congrats to those making the big purchases smile

Felt baby move last Wednesday but not much since (tho baby prob had whiplash from all this coughing!!).. Think it was about 20 wks last time before I felt proper movements last time.

Have anomaly scan on 8thmarch...haven't updated stats yet but will do...will be 21 wks then..

18 + 3

TotallyEggFlipped Mon 18-Feb-13 21:22:52

Grannyapple my SIL is due to have her DC1 at the end of April, so almost 3 months difference. Unfortunately she's moved to Australia!!! I hope your SIL is a little bit closer!

Grannyapple Mon 18-Feb-13 21:26:59

Well yeah...Glasgow v much closer smile

Think I need to call nhs direct tonight...had some pink mucus from coughing (again sorry for tmi)!

TotallyEggFlipped Mon 18-Feb-13 21:32:50

Hmmmm. Glasgow to London is hardly convenient. But at least you're in the same time zone for messaging. Although maybe the Oz thing will work in my favour during night feeds!!!

Good luck with NHS direct. Pink sputum isn't good.

paolocee Mon 18-Feb-13 22:16:54

Best wishes to Ellie and Grannyapple.
We have our 18 week scan here in Sweden on Wednesday.
Fingers crossed on the anomaly front. I think we're going to find out the sexes. The Two Ronnies could become The Two Ronettes....

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