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graduates of the wine-and-shagging-af
ter-mc thread come hither!
Seeing as practically all of us have now got pg, here is a new home for all of us to come to carry on chatting after getting the BFP after our mcs. Today we are pregnant!
one just to say your symptoms sound fabulous, because they are the same as mine! hurray! I have crackers dreams too and wake up often How far along are you now do you think?
I made my drs appt today with my lovely dr who saw me through the mc. I see her on Mon which is fab. Am terrified now though back into limbo land of worry and starting to feel i am making this pg all up! even as I sit with an apricot jam sarnie I have been craving for about two weeks, sore boobs, big boobs, hunger shakes and sickiness all day. My friend saiud with the cramping pain I had yesterday I will almost certainly get sent for a scan. Am skeered!
In fact, am almost thinking of trying to get a last minute private scan appt for tomorrow so I can just get it over with you know? At 7 weeks they should see something even if I am a few days out.
Sorry sooooo me, me, me and such a mardy way to start the thread!
Hope everyone else is all plain sailing and happy days
Woo hoo! Right quick summary:
I'm 17 weeks tomorrow and mostly over the sickness. My boobs are less sore but I have a huge bump and pains underneath it, crap skin and indigestion. I also need a wee a lot! This is all quite reassuring I'm now in the maternity clothes too.
I totally understand the world of worry wilde. I keep sinking into a pit of anxiety every now and then and have cried on my midwife. I hope your doctor can help reassure you.
About private scans - I was in two minds about mine but I'm so glad I did as it did reassure me. Before it I was not very positive at all but once I saw the baby I was suddenly so excited and really started to enjoy it. I had mine at 9+6 which was past when the last baby stopped developing and not too long before the 12 week scan. I had mine at babybond and they were great.
hmm not sure i belong on a graduate thread since it's only been 8 weeks since mc for me and i'm not pg (yet) but marking my place in case i do get to join you next month. fx!
Thanks Wild!!! This really does feel like a step forward for us all! (would have been a good place for that torch emoticon - just saying) I've brought & [biscuits] instead. (saves a seat for Little)
I'm sorry you're scared Wild. This is nail biting stuff. Where I live it's quicker to go to A&E with the cramping, they have the power to book the scan there and then. It's more dramatic but cuts out the middle man delay. Could you do that? But yes, if you can get a scan today that would cut out lots of anxious waiting. FX, I'll check in later to see how you got on.
Sheldonella yay someone else has crap skin. I'm getting massive spots - honestly, so unfair! 17 weeks, goodness, it feels like yesterday that your testing time came right at the end of the first thread and at the start of the second, a proper eastenders cliff hanger! Well done you being all pg!
As for how far along I am, not hardly at all! I have a diary from some website that gives day to day updates and I based it on when I ovulated rather than the first day of my last period because ov came so early, but that's only a matter of a few days. And on Thursday the cbdigi showed up as 2-3 weeks rather than 1-2 weeks, which I took as a good sign as I should literally have been 2+1 in reality. So I reckon I'm about 4+4 today, and according to this lovely diary, we've got neural tube forming, heart begins to form and blood begins to circulate - I sure hope so!!! I had some pretty bad pain in the night, none of my pains so far have been AF like, but also not like anything I've experienced before. I don't have a good GP so am reluctant to go in. The feeling is reminiscent (sp?) of the cervix snip I had 2 months ago and am hoping that it's "just" to do with stretching on a scar line.
Anyway, I have to go in to work today, ugh. Hope you all have good Saturdays.
(oops, apologies for gargantuan post!)
Hello all. Great thread. Just marking my place from my sick bed, waiting for DH to cone gone with my (large) big mac meal ( for medicinal purposes ). I too am in elastic trousers and have been since about 9 weeks (15 weeks tomorrow ) but suspect its crisp related rather than all baby.
Hurrah for all the sickness and spots and sore boobs - all sounding positive!!
Fgs... Come home, not cone gone!!
Hello! Ooooh how exciting, an antenatal thread! Though I hope snow and Hayle will be coming to join us soon (if not before). It's nice to have a place here as the monthly threads seem to be very busy!
Welcome back wild hope everything's ok with you. Did you get onto your GP about the CM? How are you feeling now? There is always something to worry about. I am feeling nauseous most of the time, which is grim, but when I woke this morning I felt (fleetingly) ok and I thought... oh no... but then it slowly came back. It's annoying as last successful pregnancy I just didn't really think about it (also had very few symptoms) so the first few weeks flew by. This is going to drag with all the worrying!
Wow sheldon 17 weeks, look at you! I am a poxy 7, so some catching up to do . In fact, I'm 7 + 2 (still at the counting days stage, every little helps). Glad you are feeling good and enjoying a big bump!
chuckle sorry you're sick - poor you. Have you tried paracetamol? I think you can take it in pregnancy and it always works for me, specially the capsules for some reason.
God I have such a bloated stomach it's unreal. I am also madly craving salty foods, which is a new one for me as usually it's sugar. This is making me think it might be a boy after the 2 DDs, but I know there is absolutely no scientific basis for that. I am also dog tired. DH is working today and I've struggled this am with DD2 who I suspect is having the terrible 2s. I've just put her down for a nap and she is yelling from upstairs. As soon as she stops I'm going to go for a nap myself and leave DD1 in front of the telly. [Bad mother emoticon].
Ooh meant to say one bad luck about working today. Hope the pain eases up - I definitely had a lot of aches & pains at the start too, so I hope it's normal. It is great that most of us are here!
ooh working today one! rubbish! what is the website diary thing? 4+4!
boo I feel just the same. sleeping 10/11 hours a night, still knackered all day, sicky all day, hungry all day and very bloated! have managed to re organise my wardrobe away from my previous slim fitting tops to more roomy long jumpers and have put bobbles through my jeans! I am quite fancying nuts and apples which i very odd as I never touch either normally... And am going to make a lemon and pistachio drizzle cake tomorrow. YUM. Off chicken almost totally which is odd as that was my biggest craving with DS.
And, ahem, I count every day of every week through the whole pregnancy! Am 7+1 today...
is mad you are 17 weeks sheldon! that has really flown by. And ice is knocking on viability! wooo! I wonder how cake is, just having a grand pregnancy I hope
I hope you are better soon chuckle. Is it pregnancy illness or other? Sorry if I know this, my mind is a sieve atm.
AFM I am having a scan tomorrow at 11.20. Thanks for sharing your experience sheldon. one am not worried enough to endure A and E, especially with DS at a weekend but it was a good idea, thanks for that. If I had had more cramping/bleeding that would have been a good idea. Am completely terrified, but the place we are going to is so sweet and asked about our pg history and said we could contact them any time, in office hours or no and they will get back to us. I KNOW that everything is progressing as it should and that this pg feels completely healthy and normal. But you can't help but feel helpless and mmc are so common on this site and... well.. previous experience teaches you to worry a bit I think. I worry a lot anyway! Am quite excited in a way though too, because it could be good news and wow what news that would be. <dreams>
we shall see. God I desperately hope there is something there this time!
Anyway. Today I have spent the day eating ALL day. Honestly, I have hardly stopped and if I do for more than two hours I get shaky and feel sick. I think my body is delighted to just sit still after over two weeks of travelling and hiking and swimming! maybe baby is having a growth spurt day does anyone else have days like this?! I do rather like it if I am honest, but not every day!
x factor tonight! And the thick of it! yay! <lets brain dribble out of ears for an evening>
Good luck with scan wild! try and get a good nights sleep, let us know how you get on! x
I woke up this morning early and couldn't go back to sleep, so something made me want to check my ovulation date again, and I did get it wrong, so I think I'm actually 4+6 today. I'm sure I'm going to find reasons each day to make me a little further along than I really am!
I missed xfactor will have to catch up, was it the first one? Anyone watch Dr Who, thought it wasn't such a great finale but I was super tired so may have been a poor judge.
Good luck for you scan later Wild. Thanks Boo for the reassurance (again!)
Oh, and the website is just mommies and they have printable diaries that have little updates on development and reminders about things that need to be thought about. It's not all relevant, some days nothing much happens so it will say something like "you may be feeling symptoms now", but otherwise it's great, the jurney from the beggining and marking when the name changes from zygote to embryo, and things like when liver functioning begins (4+6 - I was surprised how early!) fascinates me.
Mmmm, is that breakfast calling?
one Yay for speeding up the weeks! I've just gone by lmp date. That's what the doctor does so here so I may as well do same. Also I don't know exactly when I ovulated...
The website looks good, I need to find an app for my phone. Though I'm putting it off as soon as I did it last time was when I MCd. I know this would not have made any difference but I (stupidly) can't help feeling loathe to tempt fate...
DH gave me a long lie in this am and then brought breakfast in bed! Poached egg and toast and tea, none of which I've fancied recently but after the sleep it was great. It was so nice, after yesterday with the kids I was so exhausted. I am already getting irritated at being so inactive - I normally do a million things a day and at the moment getting dressed is a struggle. Roll on 12 weeks (and the hope that this will improve).
I've just got my from my gender scan - it's a girl . She was holding on to the cord and waving her arms and legs around, so lovely.
wild I hope your scan went well and you got some lovely piccies!
boo I love the salty foods too! I can't get enough salty cheese. The lie in sounds lovely, I keep waking up at about 530am every day and just can't get back to sleep.
Sorry to hear you aren't feeling great chuckle but hope you feel better today.
one I was pretty sure I knew when I ovulated due to using the sticks and checking the other signs but I still ended up almost a week further on at the 12 week scan.
yay for your girl sheldon! wow weeeeeeeeeeeee!
scan was grand chez wilde. baby in right place, heart beating away, dated 7 weeks
thanks for web info one will have a look asap!
boo i hear your pain. slept for 8 solid hours last night, had lie in too, and am shattered still this aft! all good tho.
Yay wild I'm so happy for you!
How much could you see on a 7 week scan? I was quite amazed by my 9 week one.
thanks! and you! was just a wee cm long blob with a heartbeat! I had the same scan with DS so knew what to expect. It was awful to start with, having the big tv screens in front of you and all I could see was a big empty space which I think was actually my bladder . My heart was in my boots, I was like 'where's the baby?!' and she sent me off to empty my bladder a bit (was in so much pain!) saying 'your baby is there it's fine and has a heartbeat... I'll maesure it when you get back' like, so casual. I sobbed and giggled my way to the loo like a loon.
Is SUCH a difference between 7 and nine weeks, at 9 i remember we could see his little arms and legs and he was HUGE compared to 7 weeks! <no wonder we are all so tired >
am so glad I had the scan and can now sit around eating my nut yoghurts and being shattered knowing it really is for a great reason and not just in my imagination!
Just a quickie to say huzzah wild! So glad for you. I am a bit jel now too but not sure if I can face it. I have a scan date for Nov 1 so it's only a month to wait....? Anyway, great news! Off for a nap now (head hits pillow zzzzzzzzzz
Oh and huzzah for girl Sheldon girls r fab! Xx. Zzzzzz
aw boo you have your proper scan date thru?! i want mine!
Oooh! Exciting stuff !!!! Wild I was moved by your description of the walk to the loo, so pleased for you. And a little girl "Sheldonella* all waving and moving about, awwww! I'm so happy, what lovely news!!!! And Boo, wonderful OH, and napping is much much the thing to do at the moment. Hope you get some energy back soon though! As for me, well, gee, it's exciting stuff here too, I bought a support bra to sleep in !
a sleeping bra one! are you blessed with jugs?! My littley's are just fine in bed but man they are making their presence known tonight, and I think I am almost up a cup size already?!?!
I bought some maternity troosers earlier... oooh! and a big lovely knitted jumper of comfy cosy gorgousness. I love jumpers!
I am watching naff tv and DH is doing bath and bed. phew, am shattered.
Is anyone else being a bit forgetful? I keep saying to DS I will get him some water or whatever and completely not doing it and doing something else instead. And I thought I must have lost the cheese grater as i searched high and low for it but then turned around and it was right there by the cheese I wanted to grate already . Oh 'eck.
Ooh sleep bras, fabulous things. These clothes sound great too. Not many shops sell them where I am but I have 3 dresses, leggings and some jeans. The jeans hurt a bit now though as they press under my bump.
Yes to forgetfulness! I usually have a really good memory but my brain has turned to mush now. I was asked my address the other day and struggled to remember my house number
... And thanks for the lovely messages can't wait to meet DD!
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