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Sept 2013 - kicks, prods and finding out the sex...

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LexyMa Sat 30-Mar-13 17:25:53

here we all are... hoping for nice clear 20w. scans, not too much inadvertent weeing and getting that 'glow'...

jennimoo Thu 04-Apr-13 21:30:44

I've been super sleepy since stopped remembering my pregnacare tablets, could that be iron related? Probably illness and toddler related (potty training looks like it will have to be abandoned sad )

CharlW1 Thu 04-Apr-13 21:55:21

I'm in sunny Turkey for a week from tomorrow so just wanted to wish good luck to all those with scans next week and look forward to catching up in all the news when I get back smile

redandyellowandpinkandgreen Thu 04-Apr-13 22:03:37

It could be jennimoo. I've been really run down and was anaemic in previous pregnancy too so I asked them to test me.

Kittenkatzen Thu 04-Apr-13 22:04:22

creamtea my pre-preg bmi was 24/25 I think (I'm 5'10" and was just under 12st before Christmas). Not sure if that helps you or not? Don't be down though - we'll probably find that your weight gain eases off in the 2nd tri while mine ramps up!

charl have a lovely holiday!

kipsonline Thu 04-Apr-13 22:35:55

Cream tea I am posting to make you feel better! I finally weighed myself this morning. I have also put on 13lbs. I am 5ft6 and was 9.5 stone pre pregnancy so quite similar to you (3rd child too). I don't look bigger anywhere else but do have a proper baby bump. I think I was exactly the same in previous 2 pgs and seemed to get back to normal within 6 months each time with bf so am not overly worried. Hope that helps?!? X

Creamtea1 Thu 04-Apr-13 22:55:27

kips and kitten thank you thanks that does help with my stressing! smile kips especially I shall be stalking you from now on! I really struggled after 2nd preg to lose the weight, and piled on loads. Basically only got back to pre first preg weight this year - so it took 8 years nearly! Hence my complete obsessing blush
I have noticed this last 2 or 3 weeks that the rate of gain is slowing down and now the weather is sort of improving I've been out walking the dog etc a lot more, instead of just lying on the sofa feeling sick and eating crumpets smile

CheeseStrawCraving Fri 05-Apr-13 01:11:56

Is anybody else having majorly horrific lower back pain? Asked mw what to do, and she basically said nothing as by the time she refers me to physio I would have had the baby sad

Really disappointed with the mw in my part of the world. Just a quick rant... I know it's late but hoping one of you ladies might reassure me in the AM... Am 18 wks on Sunday, and had my 16wk appt with mw at 14+5 as was also transferring from another county. She said she would refer me to the hospital for 20wk scan. Haven't been able to get hold of mw for a few days so rang hospital directly to find out scan date and they'd never heard of me angry not only that but when she asked for my NHS number and couldn't find me it transpired that the mw had actually written it incorrectly in my notes! When I was found they had all my maiden name and address details so clearly they haven't heard anything from me since I was born in the same hospital 30 years ago! Anyone else experiencing incompetence? Just want my next scan date so I can sort work etc!

CheeseStrawCraving Fri 05-Apr-13 01:16:09

Creamtea re weight stuff, I have put on about 10lb (and that was the last time I weighed myself approx 3 weeks ago - dread to think where I am now). I am 5ft 10" and was approx BMI of 21 so I think this was near the bottom end of scale (no longer!) I seem to have developed muffin tops and just feel like I generally look larger all over sad. Am determined now I feel less tired to get my eating back on track to limit any more gain... No more cheese and marmite paninis for me then.... Night all

Belvedere Fri 05-Apr-13 06:35:45

Morning all
Just checking in as had my 20 week scan yesterday (at 19 weeks) all is well and it looks like in flying the blue flag! Had to have two scans in the end as baby would move in the right position and was in there for hours, but it was lovely to watch and all is well.
Good luck to everyone else, it really is lovely.
On another note, way too scared to weigh myself (blush)
And on a other one, I've been reading the jools oliver pregnancy book which is really good

flipflump Fri 05-Apr-13 07:08:59

CheeseStraw, I'm also suffering. Dreading getting larger and the bump getting heavier. It's only going to get worse. My midwife was a little more helpful, she suggested always sitting to put socks on, never stand on one leg. Mine is definitely worse if I've been over doing it, I'm going to stop lifting etc. I've also ordered a yoga DVD, the reviews say its was great for back strengthening. Also, after a busy day I find I'm worse if I sit on the sofa, so I now sit on my big ball instead, it really helps. If you find any solution please let me know. wink

Kittenkatzen Fri 05-Apr-13 07:43:54

thanks For the ladies with sore backs, hope you can find something that helps.

And yay for another blue bump!

One of my tracker apps remind me to do pelvic floor exercises today, so thought I'd pass the reminder on to you guys smile

georgie22 Fri 05-Apr-13 08:11:30

Hi all - not posted since my 12 week scan but keeping up with all the news. Great news about scan, frog.
For those with lower back / pelvic pain I have had similar problems this week (which I think has been partly self-inflicted due to my acrobatics climbing from driver to passenger seat in the car!). Saw midwife who said she would refer me to physio if things worsened. Been really careful trying to keep knees together getting in and out of car, sitting down to put trousers on etc. It is feeling better but midwife also said pelvic floor exercises will help too.
Anyway off to get my dd out of bed as I'm being summoned!! Have a great day everyone.

jennimoo Fri 05-Apr-13 08:18:36

All this talk of weight has eventually pushed me to stand on our scales, and I'm happy with half to 3/4 of a stone, thought it'd be way more!

My backs ok but hips are aching at night now.

weebarra Fri 05-Apr-13 08:30:32

Cheese straw - where I am (Edinburgh) they have a specialist preg physio who you can self refer to. I saw one last time and didn't have to wait long. Wonder if there's something similar where you arr?

Girraferama Fri 05-Apr-13 09:21:22

Hiya just chipping in to say my MW also gave me the number for as Obs/Gyn Physio that I can self-refer to, so perhaps look in to that? She also gave me a website which has a booklet about back pain during pregnancy, will post the address when I get home. The NHS site also has some advice if you search on it ('back pain in pregnancy') - with a couple of stretches/exercises. Hope this helps, will post more later when back at home.

jemimahpuddleduck Fri 05-Apr-13 09:27:18

Have a lovely holiday Charl I love turkey, only 6 weeks and I'll be there myself!

creamtea I may have mentioned to you before that I lost 2 stone last year and am also worried about a big weight gain to deal with. My stats are 5ft 5 and 8,13 pre pregnancy BMI of 20 put on 6lbs at Xmas and a further 8 since so now 9,13 so a stone in total feel a bit gutted but am trying to eat properly now I am feeling well again and it seems to be slowing down. I hope that makes you feel better flowers

JammyTummy Fri 05-Apr-13 09:34:08

Cheese would it be worth going to see a GP to ask for a referral? It really shouldn't take her that long she just sounds like a cow.
My MW told me that as I am quite small to expect really bad lower back (it is here! And it is bad!) as your stomach muscles don't just stretch but almost rotate outwards. I also get a horrible pain right at the very bottom tip of my spine if I sit on anything other than perfectly comfy!

Re yoga DVDs- I have the Tara Lee Pregnancy yoga DVD and can really recommend it. It's not an intensive exercise so would do it alongside something else, but it's really good for stretching and relaxing and great for relieving sore backs and bones! Plus preps you for birth.

Going to have a nose at the Jools Oliver book now, I quite like her!

RunningBear78 Fri 05-Apr-13 10:19:37

Creamtea & jemimah et al sharing your weight gain worries. I think I win/lose here, having put a total of 9kg (19lb) on in total. I'm 5ft 6in and weighed a healthy 57/58kg pre preg (bmi of around 20), and am now at 67kg as of this morning, and I'm only 16+5. Truly terrifying, looking quite squishy all over now, but without any real bump. When I mentioned my worries, our amazing (cough) midwife just gave me one of those slightly disapproving all over looks and said something like 'don't worry I'll tell you when I'm think you are getting really fat' not quite sure what to think of that. On the plus side, she did remind me that we increase our blood volume by about 50% so I'm hoping much of the weight is water/blood.

Have a go with Katy Appleton's yoga for pregnancy on You Tube, I've found them quite good for gentle stretching all over, and free!

fl0b0t Fri 05-Apr-13 10:59:43

I wouldn't worry about weight!

The important thing is trying to be as healthy as possible- weight is a number. We are all different going into this, different shapes, sizes, fitness levels, ages etc. Some of us will get lovely pert round bumps, some of us will just look chubby. Some of us will put on loads of weight, others won't!

Easy for me to currently say as I'm (still) below pre-pregnancy weight- but to be honest I'd rather be as big as a horse and not having had severe nausea and vomiting for 10 weeks.... but others would be gagging to be a lower weight than pre pregnancy!

I think like I said before- these forums are GREAT for allaying fears, chatting to others experiencing similar things but we're all too quick to compare and worry!

Eat well (where you can) and get some moderate exercise.... and you'll be fine!

JoCheshire10 Fri 05-Apr-13 11:14:29

Woke up this morning and bump had massively shrunk! Seems to happen about once a week and had a mini panic-especially due to my bleed about 10 days ago. But...had a MW apt today and heard the heartbeat grin was the most amazing sound and put my fears to rest.

The mw said that bumps may shrink due to lack of bloating and that they often don't know why people bleed sometimes but wasn't concerned. Just in case anyone is stressing about the same thing-seems to be another weird pregnancy thing but nothing unusual.

Happy Friday everyone smile

JammyTummy Fri 05-Apr-13 11:44:59

jo I can definitely back that, as yesterday I literally didn't stop eating, then had the biggest dinner followed by a pint sized cup of tea and my bump literally looked like it was ready to pop! I was sat on my sofa with my cup of tea sturdily sat on top of my tummy, but it was gone by the morning!

JammyTummy Fri 05-Apr-13 11:45:39

The huge bump that is... Not my cup of tea.

Creamtea1 Fri 05-Apr-13 12:09:35

Thanks for reassurance runningbear and jemimah thanks
It is good to know there's a few of us, as I really thought I was the exception! I weighed this morn and it's 7kg on for me at 18+1. Like you runningbear I just look larger/squishier all over - boobs have gone up 2 cup sizes and when I look down that's all I can see, boob! I'm hoping things harden up the next few weeks and we will be less squishy smile

RunningBear78 Fri 05-Apr-13 12:09:56

Cheshire & Jammy I think I've decided that most of my tummy growth and deflation has been wind and food, which is why the scans and doppler checks are so reassuring that there is a real live baby in there!

flo I know we shouldn't worry about weight, but I think it is some kind of ingrained worry. It is good to be reassured about the variety of peoples experiences though, and know we're all special in our own way smile

redandyellowandpinkandgreen Fri 05-Apr-13 12:22:29

I'm not getting on the scales and no-one can me.

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