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massagegirl Thu 29-Nov-12 09:20:31

Hi ladies
Had 12 week scan last Thursday with large nuchal measurement. They tried to do CVS last fri but too risky with position of placenta. Trying again tomorrow but I'm not hopeful. They didn't talk to me about nasal bone but in notes said 'unable to examine' which doesn't sound hopeful, sadly. Waiting is just the worst. If they can't do tomorrow it means another week or so until amino.
This is my first pregnancy. I'm 33. I'm finding it hard to function, just feel so down and tearful. I can't work as I am a teacher for very young children with special needs and it just feels too emotional. In my head this pregnsncy is over, I am not optimistic but each day I'm getting bigger, full of hormones and still being sick..... Just don't know what to do sad

suzyrut Thu 10-Jan-13 15:01:19

I think it does help to get to grips with it especially for us who have spent a lot of time trying not to get too used to it if you see what I mean. Even if it's just so you can start referring to it as a he/she rather than an it though that might blow your cover if you're not planning on telling anyone else.

If nothing else I'm intrigued to know what you're having (nosey and impatient!) xx

massagegirl Wed 09-Jan-13 10:55:42

I think he is quite keen to know. I think we might as it would make it more real to me.. although I 've been feeling some movement for the past couple of weeks and have seen baby on a scan, I still don't actually believe it! I think it's having problems at the beginning has made me be a bit reluctant to get excited, but I am getting there and think maybe knowing its a boy/girl will help?! Hope your scan goes really well and they can tell you the sex! Mine is not until 22 weeks as back to specilaists at georges just for one final check on heart etc. xx

suzyrut Wed 09-Jan-13 09:27:01

Morning. Yes I did find out with both of mine, I'm not a very patient person at the best of times and can't wait for next week when I have my next scan to find out again.

Aside from all the practical reasons around only having to pick one name, being able to buy things it really helped me prepare mentally and this time will help prepare the older ones too. I honestly think it will be surprise enough to have a healthy baby at the end of this pregnancy!

How does your dp feel about it? xx

massagegirl Tue 08-Jan-13 13:09:11

No, although I know it's there 100% in a report. Now am wondering whether to ask them. Did you find out with your previous ones? I think if we did I wouldn't tell people so it would be a suprise for them but I could start picking up a few babygros etc, also think it might make it feel more 'real' after the rocky start... hmmmmmmm. Decisions! xx

suzyrut Tue 08-Jan-13 09:40:41

Forgot to ask...did you find out the sex??? xx

massagegirl Mon 07-Jan-13 14:48:39

Glad you can go straight to maternity now though. Fingers crossed that's the last time!
Went back to work today, bloody knackered! But good to have sense of normality back too.

massagegirl Mon 07-Jan-13 14:47:19

Glad all ok with you, horrible to have more bleeding. Glad y

suzyrut Mon 07-Jan-13 09:32:37

Hi massagegirl what wonderful news am so pleased for you.

Christmas was lovely with the exception of one episode of bleeding over so was back at the hospital again, fortunately I seem to be at the stage where they take me into maternity now rather than having to sit in horrible A&E. They are still saying they think it's related to the CVS but I think I might just be having that kind of pregnancy!

Back to work today and it's soooooooooooooo hard!

Hope you had a lovely restful time xx

massagegirl Fri 28-Dec-12 17:10:25

Silly phone
Cans = came
Bad= had.

massagegirl Fri 28-Dec-12 15:27:27

Hi Suzy,
Just wanted to let you know full screening cans back as normal!
Hope you bad peaceful christmas. X

massagegirl Fri 21-Dec-12 09:54:19

No just really nauseous, migraines and generally feeling rubbish. Hoping that upping food and water might help?!
What a charming present from your ex husband... Reckon I'd have lobbed it back at him!
In the cardiac scan they said the heart looked 'perfect' I made her say it again as couldn't believe someone was saying something like that about my pregnsncy.
Off to get my hair done, it's an absolute state I'm a little embarrassed to go but sure they've seen worse!

suzyrut Fri 21-Dec-12 09:48:45

What are we like! I know what you mean about just wanting a break, would be lovely for someone to say, yep everything's looking good, we'll see you in a month!

Ah ketones I remember those they featured heavily in the Dr Atkins diet book that my ex-husband bought me for Christmas one year! Still it's not easy to eat when you're in a state of anxiety for weeks at a time. Are you stil being sick?


massagegirl Thu 20-Dec-12 20:31:58

Funny you should say about being normal. I had midwife app and they found ketones in my wee sample. Apparently means body is starting to use up fat reserves. So told to eat more often and have also read online can also be sign of dehydration... So am drinking lots.
It's upset me which is ridiculous really but I just want a break! So am trying to eat regularly but hard as no real appetite. I'm not a skinny girl so very unusual to be told to eat more... I know I shouldn't complain!
Hope your blood pressure stays ok xxx

suzyrut Thu 20-Dec-12 13:34:33


Thanks and thanks for your support too, was a massive relief to have someone to talk to who actually knew what I was going through. As supportive as my dp is (and he's great) he can be a worrier himself and I never liked to make him feel any worse!

Had consultant appointment this morning about blood pressure issue in my last pregnancy, I don't think I will be seeing a midwife again but will just be seeing him and have more appointments post 30 weeks but he didn't sound too worried at the moment though I did already test positive for protein, I just can not be normal!

Hope you're ok and yes if i don't chat to you before have a lovely (relaxing!) Christmas and will look forward to that coffee xx

massagegirl Tue 18-Dec-12 18:16:17

Will try H&M need something to wear over Xmas and new year parties as staring to feel very fat! If we don't speak before then just wanted to say have a brilliant christmas time. Thanks do much for your support and messages its made a massive difference. We'll have to meet for kingston coffee during maternity leave to celebrate healthy bumps (fingers crossed!)

suzyrut Tue 18-Dec-12 16:16:36

Esher's lovely though I doubt there's much in Bernard for the pregnant lady!!

I found Kingston really good for maternity clothes (must be the demographic because I work quite close to Westfield where there is literally nothing), Gap, H&M, John Lewis (just Seraphine which is v.expensive) and Benetton (oh and there's that jo jo maman bebe but was totally mumsy!) and nice to actually try things on rather than just look on the internet.

Having said that I agree it is absolutely crazy there now, as I'm waking early I've been in there at 9 the last couple of times but by 11.30 I want to go home because it's getting too much!

Just wait till your son/daughter is a few years old you'll be making special trips to see the bears in Bentalls! xx

massagegirl Tue 18-Dec-12 15:10:02

Ha! Strangely we looked in Hampton when buying but no I'm in esher! Am planning on swimming in Hampton pool when the weather is bit warmer though, does that count. Crazy small world! I've been into kingston loads for distraction tactics while waiting for results but its just so manic now with Xmas shoppers that buying bigger clothes will have to wait! X

suzyrut Tue 18-Dec-12 15:07:12

Due 2nd June, this is freaky! If you tell me you live in Hampton now I swear I am going to pass out! xx

massagegirl Tue 18-Dec-12 14:59:55

No way!!! I saw miss pelegrine too. Small world! She really knows her stuff... In fact the dr at George's told me that is was good to have her as she was so experienced.
I'm due 1st of June so am just over 16 weeks now. Not sure if feeling movements, some flutters I guess!
How about you? How many weeks?

suzyrut Tue 18-Dec-12 14:40:24

OMG I might've passed you in the waiting room I am at Kingston as well! Who did you see, I saw Miss Peregrine and Dr Breeze, Miss Peregrine was the one who told me that the full karaotyping wasn't necessary. I thought they were brilliant as well and in fact was thinking that I should really write a letter to say thank you but i've lost my supervisor of midwives leaflet so didn't know who to write to!

I'm feeling pretty ok, starting to feel the movements by my placenta's anterior so sometimes it's hard to differentiate between that and the digestive issues I seem to be having at the moment.

Have to see Mr Pooley on Thursday because I had pre-eclampsia with my daughter but apart from that am just looking forward to 20 week scan on 17th Jan.

How pregnant are you btw? We could easily end up on delivery at the same time!!


massagegirl Tue 18-Dec-12 10:09:46

The consultant said she felt that as the nuchal wasn't that big and structurally everything looked normal that she didn't think anything would show in second set of tests. But they don't make promises. I'm not sure about finding out sex, would be nice to get organised and buy pink or blue but I'm not sure!!
My test was at kingston and then detailed scans at st George's. they've been really great.
Yes excitement starting and also slight fear what with being first baby!
How are you feeling? Are you other children excited? Xx

suzyrut Tue 18-Dec-12 09:45:04


No in the end we chose not to have the test as it was going to cost us £250 apparently because the nuchal was normal they don't do the full karaotyping (sp?) routinely in any of the London hospitals. They also said that if something did come up then they might not be able to explain it?? We had intended to but the consultant pretty much talked us out of it. My only dissapointment is that I'm now not going to find out whether it's a boy or girl, but we figured we could pay for a gender scan if we were really desperate to know. Also I have my 20 weeks scan booked on 17th so should really be able to be patient (not my biggest virtue).

Did you ask to find out the sex?

Apart from the sickness is the excitement starting to kick in??


massagegirl Tue 18-Dec-12 09:03:04

Hi Suzy
Yes lovely Xmas present indeed. Can start enjoying it now, although hugely sick this morning! Will be back at work after Xmas and actually so looking forward to it. Did you get the results of your full cvs screening. I should have those next week, although they said its much rarer for something to come up there.

suzyrut Mon 17-Dec-12 14:03:30

wow what a brilliant christmas present, you must be over the moon (when it sinks in at least!)

Do you think you'll go back to work after Christmas?

Am so pleased for you xx

massagegirl Mon 17-Dec-12 13:12:29

No worries. Cardiac and full scan both good. Thank you! Xx

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