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BROOKING NO ARGUMENT! we will be full to bursting with Springtime graduates all preparing for their sneeze births (part 15)

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NewYearNewBoo Thu 28-Feb-13 15:14:26

Thought I would do us a new thread, I have gone seasonal again, but we will be so busy welcoming our new gradustes it will soon fill up, I am Brooking No Argument

ignoring the fact I could be sneezing on this thread

musicalmrs Thu 07-Mar-13 16:59:43

Cartoon, thinking of you, and hoping everything's ok. I can't offer any better advice than anyone here has, but I'm sure they'll get back to you quickly. In the meantime, I know waiting is the hardest bit, so try to keep yourself busy. I didn't have a large measurement, but did have a lot of early bleeding, and I know waiting for the blood results each time was hellish.

Frootz, I found a few little 'white lies' on my notes as well - but nothing like that. Bizarre about the 2/5 palpated...

I watched that OBEM this afternoon. Love it, I'm such a addict. Is it sad that I really enjoyed labour?!

Looking forward to some more snuggly newborn brookers - who's next to pop? I'm guessing it's Boo and Booby?

cartoontrickster Thu 07-Mar-13 17:00:39

well it seems to be worse than we thought. not only is the fold measurement over what it should be there is also other excess fluid. two different things she said but both are around the neck area. she didn't give me much hope of a positive out come made it seem like its more than likely there will be something wrong. she said its most likely my results will come back as high risk.

Withalittlesparkle Fri 08-Mar-13 06:25:03

Oh face I'm sorry to hear that but lets wait for the proper results to come through before we panic too much! Even a high risk baby can still be born complete normal! Flip your risk, a 1 in 10 risk means you have a 9 in 10 chance of having a normal baby!

Withalittlesparkle Fri 08-Mar-13 06:26:15

Oh, back ache at night?! How can I make it better? It wakes me up!!! But then so do the terribly horrible dreams!!

oh Sparks back ache is no fun. have you tried supporting it with a spare pillow? I have one between my knees and under bump so I stay in a good position. You can also have paracetamol to help?

Cartoon I agree with Sparks I know it is hard, but let's see the actual results then work from there. thanks it could be that they are erring on the side of caution and you may have only a medium risk??

BeedlesPineNeedles Fri 08-Mar-13 07:32:38

cartoon sorry to hear that you're still having a stressful pregnancy. I'm brooking that mini-cartoon is just preparing you for the next 18+ years of worrying about him/her cos that's what parents do, not because there's anything wrong. How long do you have to wait for the combined result?

cartoontrickster Fri 08-Mar-13 07:56:41

beedle she seemed to think that I would get a phone call either today or Monday with the result.
sparks that's a much better way of looking at things.
the screening midwife has absolutly terrified me. I know she has to give us all the information but my god.
talking about Edwards and patau which I knew nothing about. she made it clear that babies can't always live with some of these things. why am I being told all this when my results aren't even back yet.

GreenOlives Fri 08-Mar-13 09:17:47

cartoon Just echoing what the others have said, try not to worry until you have the full facts. Unfortunately I think its fairly common for us medical types to dwell on the worst case scenario but as sparks said even a 1 in 10 means a 90% chance of a healthy baby. Sending big hugs your way. thanks

I have just realised I have not answered a couple of posts blush

Musical Froot is next about 4 weeks then it is my turn smile

Scarlet they are measuring booby as just above the 95th centile for head and abdominal circumference shock the Dr I spoke to about my diabetes said he thinks I had it last time but it didn't show on the tests. Toddly boo weighed in at a healthy 10lb 3.5oz (full term) and this one is similar but I am likely to be induced at 38 weeks so perhaps it won't have the same high birth weigh [hopeful emotion]

Cartoon brooking you get your call today and you can start getting the correct information.

cartoontrickster Fri 08-Mar-13 09:24:05

thanks olives
I'm confused by this other fluid she kept talking about hopefully the consultant who will rescan me on Mon will explain better.
just been told Fil needs an op for a cancerous tumor in his bladder. things seem to be going from bad to worse x

BartletForTeamGB Fri 08-Mar-13 11:34:55

cartoon, I am not going to be able to say much reassuring as things ended rather sadly for us (although DD1's NT was 11mm so much, much greater) but I can say that I know how you feel & the questions you must have. Sending you lots of hugs. I really hope the consultant can be reassuring on Monday. Sorry to hear about your FIL as well. You are having a really hard time.

cartoontrickster Fri 08-Mar-13 14:41:42

bartlett I'm so sorry to hear that. I still feel there's so much I don't understand. no phone call as yet from the hospital. apparently they phone pretty quick if your high risk.
considering the harmony test but will wait until I have seen the consultant on Monday.
I am starting to lose faith that pebble will be our take home baby.

cartoontrickster Fri 08-Mar-13 16:04:32

1in40 is my risk. so actually better than I thought. but what is skin oedema? is it hydrops?

Withalittlesparkle Fri 08-Mar-13 17:38:10

So 39 in 40 that baby is fine! Lets see what the consultant says. Will you pursue further testing?

Oedema is swelling of the skin, water rentention type thing I think! Most preggos get it at some point!!

cartoontrickster Fri 08-Mar-13 17:44:32

my sonographers report says skin oedema around the fetus, sorry should have put that.
but yes sparks that result was not as bad as I thought it might be. she said the bloods were all fine and it was just the measurement that had made it high.

1 in 40, that's not too bad, that's a 97.5% chance of pebble not having it smile do you have any further tests to investigate the odema?

cartoontrickster Fri 08-Mar-13 17:57:27

boo that makes it sound miles better. we have an appointment first thing Monday with a fetal medicine specialist so will see what they say.
I'm not 100% but It could be quite a bad thing. I think ds might be the least of our worrys.

Of course, your FIL too, when does he have his surgery?? How is DH coping?

And Erm, did you say DS?? wink

Hang on, stupid alert, you mean DS for downs syndrome, I thought for a sneaky mo someone had seen something.

cartoontrickster Fri 08-Mar-13 18:20:00

haha I did wonder if I might confuse you with that abbreviation!
I think dh is ok considering, he's good at hiding his emotions though. fil hasn't heard yet when the op will be, I'm guessing soon though.

Withalittlesparkle Sat 09-Mar-13 07:16:18

Face forgot to say sorry about your FIL! They won't keep him waiting long though!

My Nan is back in hospital as well! So stressful but I'm under much stricter instructions to share responsibility with my family so I can get some rest time in, rather than going and and forth to the hospital every day

cartoontrickster Sat 09-Mar-13 09:19:44

sorry bout ur nan sparks. I'm sure fil will be fine, his doc didn't seem to worried.
im not even sure anymore whether to tell more people I'm pregnant or not.
I ordered some mat jeans which Im going to pick up today but I wish I hadn't got them.

Cartoon don't think like that, wait for Monday and speak to the specialist. I know it must be so hard but pebble is with you now, each day at a time eh?! thanks

Sparks brooking for your Nan, is it the same as last time?? And do let other people help out too. You need to take care of you and twinkle. thanks

cartoontrickster Sat 09-Mar-13 11:51:00

just had my hair cut, I've known her for years we used to work together. she asked whether we were thinking about children any time soon and all I said was you never know sad . I had been looking forward to telling her and a couple if other friends

Oh that must have been so hard for you, I'm so sorry you're having to go through all this. Have you and DH got some RL support?

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