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misdee Thu 01-Jul-04 01:20:34

is anyone gonna join me?

due 3rd march.

milkybarkid Thu 01-Jul-04 14:28:42

Well, I am on feb thread, but I think its more likely to be March, especially as I went three weeks late last time. Periods iregular so hard to tell, but 3rd March was the first date I came up with, peiods very irregular since ds birth 5 months ago.

Yes, 5 months ago! That's all. Mad, arent't I

bunny2 Thu 01-Jul-04 14:34:24

gosh, a March thread already fab!

misdee Thu 01-Jul-04 15:39:31

yay, people to talk to

misdee Thu 01-Jul-04 15:41:57

saying that, i should probably join feb board as well. dd1 was born bang on date, dd2 was 1weeks early.

PreggieMum Thu 01-Jul-04 21:32:45

Congratulations Misdee!

Can I join you here? Due 1st March 2005.

Milkybarkid - my DD is currently 3.5 months, so I will have just under a year between them!

Morning sickness has started already (in fact started even before period was due). Fairly sure it didn't start this early last time. How's everyone else feeling?

ermentrude Thu 01-Jul-04 21:36:37

i am adviceplease...thought i wasnt preg - very long story but I am!!!
1st march - will explain story later on!

PreggieMum Thu 01-Jul-04 21:47:11

Congratulations Ermentrude

Look's like there's quite a few of us already!!

ermentrude Thu 01-Jul-04 22:50:32

See the trying to conceive thread for my silly story!!!
I am due 1st march but my first was early so I may be a February girl!

ermentrude Thu 01-Jul-04 22:55:50


Girly Fri 02-Jul-04 14:05:46

Another one here! Am due 2 March, but like misdee mine were on time and then 1 week early. Feeling quite tired, sicky if i don't eat often enough! Am also quite emotional, was reading a sad book this morning and was blubbing before i even got to the sad bits

Then went to really happy whilst playing with ds

Congratulations to all!!!

Azure Fri 02-Jul-04 20:42:47

Congratulations to you March people. Milkybarkid and Preggiemum - you must be mad!!!!

Angeliz Fri 02-Jul-04 20:47:04

Congratulations evryone++++++++++++++++

Girly Sat 03-Jul-04 14:14:09

Been to the gp, been weighed(OMG!!!) and had bp which is fine, got my notes and emmas diary thingy and am all set! GP was quite enthusiastic for a change.

How is everyone else this morning?

misdee Sat 03-Jul-04 14:47:09

i have had heartburn all weekend. driving me mad. still no morning sickness tho.

Pidge Sat 03-Jul-04 15:40:31

Just seen this thread - count me in too. Tested positive on Thursday and very happy. I have one dd who is nearly 2. Due some time earlyish / mid March.

Beetlebug Sun 04-Jul-04 13:02:41

Good morning all!
Got a BFP on Sunday and I'm so excited I'm peeing my pants...literally! I'm on that toilet every five mintues but it's worth it. Not sure what date I'm due but I know it 's the very early part of March. Have my first Dr's appointment on Friday afternoon, yipee!!!!

PreggieMum Sun 04-Jul-04 13:13:55

Congratulations Beetlebug, Pidge, Girly

Morning sickness seems to be getting progressively worse No heartburn, cravings or other symptoms yet though!

Tried to make booking appointment with midwife for next week, but was told to phone back when I'm at least 10 weeks. I thought that everyone, regardless of where they live, is now entitled to a dating scan between 10 and 12 weeks. Not really sure how this will work if I am not seeing the midwife until around 11 weeks?

misdee Mon 05-Jul-04 11:55:29

i told dh i have a craving for chocolate. i dont, but any excuse eh!!

how is everyone this morning?

Pidge Mon 05-Jul-04 12:11:36

Hi misdee and all ... I'm still on a little high of excitement, I'm so glad I have this constant metallic taste in my mouth or I wouldn't believe this was happening. Good job dp saw the positive blue line, because it must be even more unreal for him.

Personally I'm really enjoying this bit, because last time around the 6-7 week mark I became incapable of eating anything other than potato and oranges till about 14 weeks, so I'm making the most if it!

Am also dying to tell some friends - so far only dp and you guys are in the know.

Pidge Mon 05-Jul-04 12:52:28

Ermentrude - have finally caught up with your entertaining "am I, aren't I" story. So thrilled you're with us here on the march thread!

motherinferior Mon 05-Jul-04 19:20:54

Pidge!!! I came looking for Girly and found you!!! wowee, congratulations!!!

MBK, you're admirably bonkers IMO. Quite apart from anything else, the idea of enough activity to get up duff 5 months into a new baby...

Pidge Mon 05-Jul-04 20:09:39

Thanks MI .

Am pretty excited to say the least! Must do some work and stop browsing MN.

JonahB Mon 05-Jul-04 20:39:13

Congratulations to all of you on the march thread!!!! I'm from the Feb thread, and I can't believe this thread as started so soon, as I feel an utter newcomer to all this. Hope you are all fine and well.

Pidge - I'm so glad you've told me about your potato addiction on your last pg. Thought it was me being odd. That's all I want to eat at the moment: roast, boiled, mashed, any sort will do. I'm looking longingly at every chippy I spot.

Girly Tue 06-Jul-04 20:51:19

Hey Motherinferior I am here! I posted on the homebirth thread after you, we keep missing each other!

Lovely to see some more Marchers on here, I think March 2005 will be a busy month, competing with the Feb lot!

My symptoms so far are big sore boobs, indigestion and tiredness, but all not too bad so far, but I seem to remember that on the last 2 occaisions they did not really kick in properly til 6/7weeks. So am really looking forward to that (not) {grin]

Not had any cravings yet

How is everyone else doing?

motherinferior Tue 06-Jul-04 22:18:55

Girly, drop me an email - I want to ask you all the Anglo-Indian stuff we were talking about before!

Almost getting broody at this thread, no no NOOOOOOOOO....

munchkinsusie Wed 07-Jul-04 12:10:38

can i join in? i just got a positive HPT last night - still realing from the excitement!

also, can someone help me figure out my due date please. my last period went from 28-30 may and i ovulated on 24th june.

we've decided not to tell anyone yet, which means lying to all my friends who know we're trying - i feel bad about that but my DH feels its important that its just us that knows for a while.

Toothache Wed 07-Jul-04 12:15:20

Munchkinsusie - I'm not part of this thread, but wanted to congratulate you anyway.

You're due date going by the 1st day of your LMP is 4th March. But maybe a week later going by your ovulation date. HTH!

Enjoy your pregnancy.

Girly Wed 07-Jul-04 12:30:37

Congratulations Munchkinsusie, welcome

Is this your 1st?

PreggieMum Wed 07-Jul-04 12:31:04

Congratulations munchkinsusie

We haven't told any friends or family yet either. It's really difficult keeping it a secret though isn't it?

Still no cravings, but morning sickness is still bad and I'm also feeling a little tired.

How's everyone else doing?

munchkinsusie Wed 07-Jul-04 12:49:43

thanks toothache, girly and preggymum.

yes, this is my first and i've just turned 28.

i'm feeling pretty good so far, although noticably more tired and running to the loo! i've woken up at 6am the last two mornings bursting for teh loo - i never wake up before 7.30!

preggiemum, how far along are you? for that matter, how far along am i - do i say four weeks now?

PreggieMum Wed 07-Jul-04 13:18:52

Hi munchkinsusie,

My due date is 1st March, so by my reckoning I think that makes me about 5 1/2 weeks, so you would be around 5 weeks? (could be wrong though as I'm hopeless with dates)

munchkinsusie Sat 10-Jul-04 12:06:04

so hows everyone doing? i had my first bout of nausea this weekend which was exciting! i tried to do some DIY (sanding down of woodwork) but i felt really weak and feint and then i started to feel sick so i had to stop, how infuriating! i think it's only beginning to dawn on me that this will be quite a change in my lifestyle. we've decided to give the little one a nickname so we're not always saying 'it' (which seemed disrespectful) so 'it' is now 'squirt' - i know, strange but my DH came up with it and it stuck! i was out at a ball this weekend, not drinking which several people noticed and asked if i was pg and of course i had to lie and say not yet. but it was really nice thinking that it was only us that knew. my DH is noticably more protective and 'touchy-feely' (ie i'm getting so many hugs and kissses throughout the day) which is wonderful, i'm really enjoying that and i'm pleased because it shows how excited and pleased he is about the whole thing.
we're starting to think about how to tell our parents now and our brothers - which i'm most excited about because i know how pleased they will be!
anyway, thanks for the chance to share my thoughts for the day - it's so great to have an outlet like this!

Pidge Sat 10-Jul-04 12:07:21

Welcome munchkinsusie and congratulations. Wow, this thread is getting to be a busy one!

We've now told a few people, on the grounds that if anything went wrong we would tell them anyway. But it's strictly just some close friends and parents at this stage.

I can't remember when morning sickness really kicked in for me last time round, but I guess about 7 weeks. I lost half a stone in the first trimester last time, so hope it's not going to be like that again. Feeling very fit and healthy at the moment, I think I'm about 5 1/2 weeks now.

misdee Sat 10-Jul-04 17:38:28

well started today with dry retching, lovely. have been to the gp, done some paperwork, she is gonna get me 'in the system' so wont have any appts till around 12 weeks, when will have scan, blood work, midwife appt etc etc. i am 6 weeks gone, and have been given a due date of 5th march, but i say 2 weeks b4 that is more likely. also got perscription for gaviscon as had some gheart burn last week and dont fancy having to suffer for long without gaviscon.

Girly Sun 11-Jul-04 15:29:26

Morning sickness is starting to kick in now, have got my wrist bands on, but they are no good when changing ds' nappies, he has cloth nappies and the urine in them really makes me gag and retch, oh its awful, I do hope that i do not have to resort to disposables!!! One tip I have found that quickly holds the nausea at bay is a quick gulp of diet coke.

Am off on hols on Saturday, to spain for a week so hope its not too bad when I am away

How is everyone else doing?

munchkinsusie Sun 11-Jul-04 16:36:42

i'm not doing too bad with 'morning sickness' yet - the odd bout of nausea here and there but nothing major. however, i'm really suffering with tiredness and i'm very emotional. i'm finding it really difficult not to break into tears at the slightest thing at work at the moment which is annoying! i think i'm going to try to go to bed an hour earlier than usual to see if that helps tomorrow.
however, one positive note was i went swimming last night (i swim competatively in a club) and found the session fine - no problems at all which was good. i told my coach just in case but he said that there should be no problem with me continuting to train and compete because i've been doing it for so long - he's had a couple of other pregnant ladies in the club in recent years and they were fine.
it looks like i'm 5 1/2 weeks based on the books i've read so another 6 weeks before i can let the secret out - i'm rubbish at keeping secrets!

munchkinsusie Sun 11-Jul-04 16:41:54

i thought i'd do a roll call of the march ladies so here we are so far:

munchkinsusie, 28, due 4th march, 1st baby
misdee, ?, due 3rd March, ?
milkybarkid, ?, due 3rd march, 2nd baby?
preggiemum, ?, due 1st march, 2nd baby?
ermentrude, ?, due 1st march, ?
girly, ?, due 2nd march, ?
pidge, ?
beetlebug, ?

any more to add?

Pidge Sun 11-Jul-04 17:05:47

Am 33, this will be my 2nd, due 2nd March, I think. Used an online due date calculator to work this out, but am at work and my screen froze for several seconds with due date emblazoned all across the screen. Gulp. Hope no-one noticed. Good job I work mostly with blokes! My dd will be 2 in a couple of weeks and is the best thing that ever happend to me, so am pretty excited about doing it all over again.

PreggieMum Sun 11-Jul-04 20:48:51

I'm 27 and this will be my 2nd. My morning sickness is so much worse than last time and it has started a lot earlier. I'm beginning to wonder if I could be carrying twins!!!! Any tips to combat morning sickness?

Hope everyone is well.

Girly Sun 11-Jul-04 20:56:26

I am 33 and this will be my 3rd child, am due on 3rd according to gp.

The nausea bit is the worse part of pregnancy imo so hard esp with 2 young energetic kids to look after one day they will invent a safe miracle cure for m/s. I think some people have it so bad that they don't want any more kids because of it.

Labour and delivery I can cope with, the constant (all day) nausea is the worst thing ever!

munchkinsusie Mon 12-Jul-04 11:37:38

preggiemum, there's some advice on another thread that you should use those seasickness wrist bands to combat m/s. i've not been bad enough to try it yet but it might be worth it. they also say you should not let your tummy get empty (ie munch on crackers all day) and some people swear by ginger biscuits. (all second hand information of course since i don't have any actual experience of any of these - yet!) sorry to hear you're not doing so well, and hope this helps. just keep focusing on the wonderful reason that you're feeling ill.

i'm off to the doctor today to say i'm pregnant. i did another test this morning - for some reason i was worried i'd imagined it all and i didn't want to go to the doctor if i wasn't pg! luckily the red line appeared really, really quickly so that put my mind at rest!

also, i think our best friends (another couple who we see alot of and live down the road) have guessed that we're pregnant. i want to tell them since they've obviously guessed but DH doesn't, i think he's still so worried about the worst happening. he woke me up this morning by giving squirt a kiss which was so sweet!

hope you all have a good day!

Pidge Mon 12-Jul-04 12:06:13

The first three months of pregnancy were definitely the worst for me last time round - totally agree with Girly, even my 3 day labour was better than the feeling sick and exhausted for weeks on end!

Muchkinsusie - one thing to think about when considering whether to tell people about your pregnancy is whether you would tell them if something went wrong. We made a decision that there are friends and family who we would want to talk to if I had a miscarriage, and so we are telling them that I'm pregnant. But work colleagues on the other hand are not going to know for quite some time yet.

Girly Mon 12-Jul-04 12:54:45

Hey did you notice, 33, 3rd child and due on the 3rd, 3 is my lucky number!!!

A few more moans to get off my chest, heartburn, spots and bloated, am feeling so attractive NOT!!!!!

Now that is all off my chest I feel better I promise not to maon all though the next 8 months, honestly!

Girly Mon 12-Jul-04 12:56:40

I agree with Pidge about telling people, it makes sense, I think my family and close friends would want to support regardless of the outcome. iyswim.

CantBelieveItYet Mon 12-Jul-04 16:27:20

Add me to the list - have just tested positive and reckon I'm due on 13th March. This will be baby no 3!
Not got any symptoms yet but am sure it won't take long.

misdee Mon 12-Jul-04 16:39:33

i'm 24 and this is my 3rd. still retching every morning but not been sick yet. which is good. i have told family that i'm pregnant but not many people outside the immediate family know, altho my mum keeps telling people when i've said not to yet.

munchkinsusie Mon 12-Jul-04 18:39:50

congratulations cantbeleiveityet and welcome to the march board! we're getting quite a few now!

missdee, sorry you're still not doing so well. i hope it eases up soon.

i'm going to speak to DH about me telling one of my friends, i think it's going to be important for me to have someone there apart from him whatever happens. i might choose a different friend to the one i said before, just so that he can still tell his friends seperately later. i'm still not going to tell my family yet. my mum has been abit wierd about the whole issue of me getting pregnant whenever i've raised it recently so i'm not totaly certain what reaction i'm going to get - although i ususally get on really well with my mum.

today i went to register at the doctor, she was very nice but there didn't seem much to do apart from weigh me (oh dear!) and take my blood pressure. she didn't give me any leaflets or anything or even ask if i was on folic acid! i have booked my 'booking in' appointment with the midwife though for about three weeks time which sounds more involved, blood being taken etc. sounds exciting! i also went to the dentist today - i've been having work done to get a crown and today was the second of three appointments. when i said i was pregnant she said she wouldn't do the work now - something to do with the reccommendations are that you shouldn't have amalgam filings when pregnant? anyone heard of this? i'd actually had the filling last time but she would have been 'filing' it down to size today which she said she wouldn't do and that the filling should be fine until after i've had the baby, and she'd do it then. she also said it would be free then! cool! (although i thought that dental work when pregnant was free as well?) it was really strange making an appointment for after the baby will be born - end of april 2005! she asked if 10am was fine and my first thought was "i can get out of work fine for that time" then realised i wouldn't be working!! i then remembered a friend telling me that in the first few months it used to take her ages to get out the house in teh mornings so i made it 2pm just in case. so wierd thinking about the practicalities of my life next year, with baby!

milkybarkid Mon 12-Jul-04 20:51:20

Havent been around for a while cos had bleeding and thought I was miscarrying. doc said cervix was closed so Id be okay, but just had scan and they cant see an embryo. I'm posting this on miscarriage board too but has anyone here had anything similar and is it normal to have free fluid. radiographer mentioned this but didnt say whether it was good or bad

PreggieMum Mon 12-Jul-04 21:28:45

Hi Milkybarkid,

Sorry to hear that you're having a bit of a tough time.

No idea about the free fluid I'm afraid - will google later to see if I can find out anything for you.

I don't think scans always pick up an embryo until around 6 or 7 weeks - therefore it's not necessarily bad news, maybe you're only 5 1/2 weeks?

Sorry not to be of more help. Hope everything turns out okay for you.

ermentrude Tue 13-Jul-04 00:15:21

Doing ok here.
Midwife doing a home visit a week on tuesday - she remembered me from my last pregnancy.
Around 6 weeks and just waiting for morning sickness to kick in
About to 'come out' so to speak with my real MN nickname soon on here as I am fed up of changing my nickname!

munchkinsusie Tue 13-Jul-04 12:04:49

milkybarkid, i'm so sorry you're having a hard time. i'm afraid i've not got any information of use for you - i hope it all turns out ok. it sounds like the doctor was fairly positive though? let us know how it goes.

Pidge Tue 13-Jul-04 12:13:39

milkybarkid - really hoping you get some good positive news soon.

Girly Tue 13-Jul-04 13:16:55

Fingers crossed for you munchkinsusie

Girly Tue 13-Jul-04 13:19:07

bloody hell pregnancy brain has kicked in already, I meant that last post for milkybarkid, am so sorry! Don't feel like you can't post, as we are here to support through the good and the bad bits.

misdee Thu 15-Jul-04 23:32:14

sickness has started fully yesterday. as long as its not the rest of pregnancy i'll be fine. think i may invest in a teasmaid and a stash of bickies by my bed so i dont have to get out till the waves of sickness have passed. not that i can stay there all day mind.

hows everyone else?

munchkinsusie Sat 17-Jul-04 11:32:01

i've been fine - in fact i wish i had some more symptoms because it kind of makes me wonder if i'm imagining it!

competed in a swimming gala yesterday (my first since gettting pregnant) and did really well - do you think it's against the rules to have two people swim one race? (a bit like a consecutive relay!) i am definately getting more clumsy though (didn't think it was possible!) - i walked into something when at the gala - really embarrassing!

misdee Sat 17-Jul-04 11:39:07

i'll swop with u!! u can have the sickness! still feeling lousey. not too bad this am so far but not brilliant.

ooooooooo i cant wait for my scan, that will make it real, so far i think i've just got a tummy bug lol.

Pidge Sat 17-Jul-04 12:08:40

Wow munchkinsusie - very impressed at your swimming exploits. I know someone who didn't get any symptoms at all in the first 3 months of pregnancy - she's on her 2nd and just says, oh maybe I do feel a bit tired! Am very jealous, morning sickness has definitely kicked in with me - feeling sick around the clock now. Though if it's like last time I won't actually be sick at all, just be incapable of eating anything. Oh well. Biggest challenge at the moment is that I cycle half an hour each way to the station to come to work, and it's definitely getting harder work because my energy levels are down.

It was my dd's 2nd birthday party at the weekend - though she's not actually 2 for another 10 days. For the first time in my life I made a load of cakes and didn't want to eat any of them!

Finally have an appointment to see the nurse this Friday - which also happens to be the day we're supposed to be moving house! Anyway - need to get myself in the system and booked in for the 12 week scan and stuff.

Beetlebug Sat 17-Jul-04 16:32:49

Hi ladies! Have'nt been around for a while cos my computer is dying! It's so old all it does is crash on me. To answer your question munchkinsusie I'm 29, due 6th March and this is my 3rd baby. I had no major symptoms till this morning when I had my first vomiting experience brought on by brushing my teeth...nice! Other than that I've just been feeling a little tired and I'm completely off chocolate ! Went to see my doctor a couple of weeks ago and I'm booked in for my first antenatel appointment on 4th August and first scan 24th August. Cant resist sneakily peering into other peoples buggies at the mo.

munchkinsusie Wed 14-Jul-04 11:29:24

well, i'm afraid to say i spoke too soon - i've been feeling quite off today. took me ages to get out of bed because i was feeling dizzy and sick. i'm in at work though and not feeling as bad. problem at the moment is that i don't seem to want to eat or drink anything which can't be good. just about to try a baked potato with cottage cheese on the basis that it's pretty plain and i like it.

hope everyone else is keeping well.

Pidge Wed 14-Jul-04 11:51:11

Hi munchkinsusie - join the club - it's not fun is it? . I'm feeling mighty sick round the clock now and also finding it very difficult to eat or drink anything. Though I know I've got to try. In my last pregnancy I only threw up once and that was when I hadn't eaten any breakfast.

Baked potatoes are great - about the only thing I can eat at the moment!

Ginger is supposed to be good - so I bought some lemon and ginger tea, but frankly the mere smell of it is enough to make me sick. I can't bear the stuff!

Work is the hardest thing - trying to concentrate whilst feeling terrible. Plus trying not to let anyone notice that anything is up. Personally I'm counting the weeks till 12-14 weeks when things got much easier for me last time. In fact the rest of pregnancy was a doddle - just this bit that is utterly grim.

fruitful Wed 14-Jul-04 13:42:33

Hello everyone! Can I join you?

I have just wrapped up my BFP ClearBlue test in pretty paper with a big bow around it, to give to DH this evening...

I got a faint line on a cheapy internet test on Monday, but I feel like I can believe the ClearBlue one. I think I'm due the 24th March.

Not too sure how DH is going to take it - this is our first month of ttc, and it took 9 months with dd (who is 2 now). I think he's hoping for a few more months of me wanting to bd every other night. Oh well...

Feeling strangely unexcited. Quitely happy and all that, but, not totally over the moon, can't-get-the-grin-off-my-face happy. Maybe I'm shocked that it happened so easily. Maybe its because I know what I've let myself in for this time?

CantBelieveItYet Wed 14-Jul-04 13:46:50

Symptoms haven't kicked in properly yet, but I'm not quite 6 weeks gone yet so I'm sure that will come. I felt quite "off" from 6-12 weeks in my first pregnancy so I'm fully expecting that again, although at least I haven't been wiped out at 4 weeks like I was in my second pregnancy. Luckily that only lasted a few days, where I was confined to bed with the lights off.
Normally I survive on beans on toast and tomato soup at this stage, but yesterday I couldn't finish the soup so I guess I've got to find another staple instead.

munchkinsusie Wed 14-Jul-04 14:41:58

welcome fruitful! aren't you lucky managing the first month! i'm sure your DH will be very happy - and why do you have to stop BDing every second night?!! i'm sure it'll sink in soon and you'll be very happy.

the baked potato went down well but i had one of those chewee bars afterwards which are my 'healthy but sweet' snack and it didn't make me feel good at all. i've got this sinking feeling that i can't stomach sweet stuff - i don't know how long i can cope with that for!

i'm 7 weeks on friday and time is dragging by. why is it that i know this bit is going to go too slowly (the bit before you can tell everyone) then the middle bit where you're feeling great and everyone is excited will go too fast, and then the end bit will go too slowly again while you're waiting to pop!

misdee Wed 14-Jul-04 14:47:13

well i mamanged my morning cuppa, for all of 30mins. guess the tiolet bowl has become a good friend of mine again.
I am cravging salty snacks, especially real chips covered in salt. not too salty mind u, just so i can taste it. not that i can stomache them for long as everything seems to be reappearing. lets see if i weigh less after giving birth than i did to start with, as i did with both my dd's.

Pidge Wed 14-Jul-04 14:55:07

Welcome fruitful - and CONGRATULATIONS!

I am popping with excitement because we have just exchanged contracts on our house after an agonising 3 weeks of will we, won't we. So we move to our new place on Friday! We haven't even started packing yet - fortunately we have someone coming in tomorrow to do it for us! Plus my parents to help out.

Misdee - hula hoops rule in my book on the salty front! I was eating them at 10am today - good job I work with blokes who haven't twigged that I'm behaving weirdly - I'm normally a very healthy eater! And munchkinsusie - I can't do sweet stuff either, isn't it sad. I would never have believed I could go off chocolate! Annoyingly I'm also off bread, which happened for the entire duration of my first pregnancy and is very inconvenient. I can just about manage a piece of toast but anthing more than that is a no go.

PreggieMum Wed 14-Jul-04 15:01:38

Congratulations Fruitful!

Every meal that I've had for the last couple of days has come back up again within an hour.... Yugh!

Misdee, I'm having cravings for salty snacks too and also anything vinegary. Bizarrely the only thing that I seem to be able to keep down at the moment is horseradish sauce on toast (usually I absolutely hate horseradish & it's a pretty odd combination)

Am I the only one that has been told to call doctor back when I'm 10 weeks pregnant as they will not give out appointments until after then?

I'm beginning to worry that I may not get a 12 week scan as I can't see that the hospital will be organised enough to get me an appointment within a week of seeing the midwife.

CantBelieveItYet Wed 14-Jul-04 15:15:14

Congratulations Fruitful! It was our first month of trying and I think dh is probably quite disappointed. However, it was to be expected as he only has to look at me and I seem to get pg!
I haven't had any cravings yet - in both my previous pregnancies I went off coffee and chocolate totally and wanted to eat really sweet things like Chewits and Opal Fruits as well as salt and vinegar crisps. Am attempting feebly not to put on quite so much weight this time so the lack of cravings is quite a good thing really.

munchkinsusie Wed 14-Jul-04 16:37:35

preggiemum, i'm surprised you've not got an appointment. i was told to make one with the midwife for week 10 (but she was busy so i'm going in week 9). i guess every practice is different. and i'm sure you'll get a scan eventually, it just might be week 13 not 12?

funnily enough i've been craving crisps today - had two packets already. since i'm trying so hard to not put on too much weight (since i'm already overweight) i've bought something from lakeland which you use in the microwave to make your own crips. i'm going to give it a try tonight - it would be much healthier than eating endless bags of crisps!

Beetlebug Thu 15-Jul-04 09:34:30

Salt, salt and more salt. That's all I can seem to stomache at the moment. Chicken crisp's in a soft buttered roll is my main staple. Although I am totally off chocolate I keep on trying a little bit here and there only to feel yukky afterwards . Congrats to you fruitful .
munchkinsusie although my midwife and hospital appointment were made very quickly I wont actually see the midwife till I'm 10 weeks so don't feel bad. If your anything like me you ave this overwhelming feeling to have an appointment asap to make it feel real.

Beetlebug Thu 15-Jul-04 13:34:43

Is it just me or does anyone seem to have a bloated belly? I'm only 6 weeks and 5 days but already I'm having some problems with too tight clothing. I'm feeling so fat at the moment, please reasure me!

Pidge Thu 15-Jul-04 13:51:19

Beetlebug - apparently this is quite common in the first trimester, bloating due to water retention or something I think. I have the reverse problem - I'm shrinking due to the fact that I'm struggling to eat anything, my trousers keep falling down today! I know this sounds great, but frankly I'm rather fond of food and I remember how depressing it was last time round not being able to eat for 2 months.

Hey ho - it's a price worth paying.

How is everyone else doing?

We move house tomorrow so have left parents and removals man packing today whilst I go to work! I definitely got the good deal. Dd (age 2) is already quite excited, yesterday evening she said to me at bedtime "When [her name] wake up - going in the new house" then she was too excited to sleep for an hour, even though I told her we weren't actually moving for another day!

CantBelieveItYet Thu 15-Jul-04 13:54:40

Beetlebug - me too. Don't know how I'm going to survive much longer without maternity clothes, yet I don't want to tell work for at least another 7 weeks. I was so determined this time not to totally bloat out on food straight away but even though I'm not pigging out, I still feel huge.
Good luck with the move, Pidge. We're going to try and move before this baby is born. I must be mad

CantBelieveItYet Thu 15-Jul-04 13:59:56

Beetlebug - me too. Don't know how I'm going to survive much longer without maternity clothes, yet I don't want to tell work for at least another 7 weeks. I was so determined this time not to totally bloat out on food straight away but even though I'm not pigging out, I still feel huge.
Good luck with the move, Pidge. We're going to try and move before this baby is born. I must be mad

CantBelieveItYet Thu 15-Jul-04 14:03:03


babster Sun 18-Jul-04 19:23:54

Can I join in? Am due 19 March, my third child. It hasn't really sunk in yet, especially as I haven't felt sick yet - the last two times I felt grim from the start. Anyway, congratulations to everyone else

lydialemon Sun 18-Jul-04 19:55:11

Anyone mind if I 'lurk' on this thread?

SIL is pregnant with her first, and I'm very excited! Going to be a 'real' auntie for the first time. She lives a couple of hours from me, so I don't get to see them as much as I'd like but can I soak up the pregnancy vibes from you lot in between visits???

She's due 11/3 BTW.

popsycal Sun 18-Jul-04 19:59:48

Hi folks!
Just checking in to see how everyone is. I feel constantly queasy and actually wish i could be sick as it made me feel lots better with my first. The smell of mint makes me want to puke!

Midwife is doing a house visit on Tuesday morning.

Are 12 week scans still standard? Think they are in my area.....

How is everyone??

Angeliz Sun 18-Jul-04 22:25:09

Just nosing on this thread. i'm due in February (end of).
Congratulations everyone+++++

Popsy, i just got a scan date and i'll be 13 weeks so i guess it'll be the same there. I also get all my blood rsults shortly after which i'm a little nervous about as can't remember doing that last time!!!

Hope you don't mind if i join in from time to time, we are all very close!

I am 8 weeks and my belly is ENORMOUS!!! DP can't beleive it as last time didn't show till month4-5!!

Pidge Mon 19-Jul-04 09:14:42

Hope everyone is doing ok. We moved house on Friday, and are very excited to be in our new pad. Dd seems thrilled with it too and has coped brilliantly with all the upheaval. Dp is a teacher and now on school hols, so have left him in charge of the boxes whilst I come in to work!

Spent yesterday at Glyndebourne - so all in all an action packed weekend.

Feeling very very very sick all the time and struggling to find things that I can eat, but just counting the weeks till the end of the first trimester when all should improve. Had a booking in appointment with the nurse who said I'd got low blood pressure. That explains why everything goes black when I stand up! Not sure what I can do about it though.

Popsycal - I'll be offered a 12 week scan, though inconveniently I'm on holiday for a fortnight from 12 weeks.

Welcome to babster, and congrats to your sis lydialemon! Angeliz, I might lurk over in February too - as my due date is March 3rd, so you never know. Though dd was 8 days late, so am anticipating something similar this time round.

munchkinsusie Mon 19-Jul-04 10:52:39

hi girls,

welcome to all the new names to the thread! Angeliz, most of us have due dates in early march at the moment so as you say, we're all very close.

i went out on friday night with a few friends and it was just too obvious that i wasn't drinking and that i was tired so told them that i was pg. they were very pleased and excited which was lovely! i wasn't sure how they'd take it cause one of the couples has suffered a couple of m/cs so thought it must be hard to hear - then again, i guess i'm not out of the woods yet on that score. by the way - they are certain that their m/cs were caused by taking anadin the first time and hayfever pills the second - so stay away from them!

went to an airshow all day yesterday and instead of taking pictures of me, my DH took pictures of my belly with different planes! he was very excited to be showing his son/daughter around their first airshow! i know, very sad but also very sweet!!

i'm still not feeling too bad, but am finding that i have to eat little and often. if i go for too long without food then i feel ill and if i eat too much at one sitting (ie, what would normally be a usual portion) then i feel ill as well.

i'm now 7 +3, another three and a half weeks till i break the news to the masses!

Girly Mon 19-Jul-04 11:22:59

HI all!

Have been away for a week to Spain which was lovely, the sunshine seemed to ease the nausea a bit and spent the whle week lying on a beach or by the pool, just what the doctor ordered

Back home to all the usual rubbish and feeling quite hormonal and tired, have to keep eating regularly or else feel sick, still being sick in the morning so all is well (I hope).

Got my scan date, booking appointment with m/w and hospital appointment so am now official!

Hope everyone is well! Am starting to show, not sure if its wind or bump, maybe a bit of both!

Before you know it we will all be feeling some movement

Staceyk Mon 19-Jul-04 14:02:17

Hello all, please can I join in?
I have been ttc for 18 months, (PCOS sufferer) I done 3 tests last thursday all showed positive, I went to see my ferility doctor at the hospital on Friday, who done an early scan and says I'm 7-8 weeks pregnant(not too sure it's 12mm long any ideas?), can't begin to tell you how happy I am. I have a small area of bleed!! so I am due another scan 30th July (10wks) and 12 wks scan on 18th August.
Both Hubby and I are over the moon, would love to tell everyone, but know we must keep quiet. struggling at the moment very very tired, lack of nicotine hitting me hard, gone from 30 a day to 0 as soon as I saw my baby on the scan!
Oh and this is first time ever being pregnant, so I'm a complete novice.

Pidge Mon 19-Jul-04 14:19:19

Welcome StaceyK and many many congratulations - you must be so excited after trying for so long. And what a star on the cigarettes front! The first 12 weeks feel like an excruciating wait for me - just because I want that scan and the reassurance that everything is ok. We've chosen to tell close friends, but am keeping schtum at work, which is kind of hard given my regular trips to the loo to try (and fail) to throw up. Grim.

Good luck for the next scan, and for coping with the nicotine withdrawal.

bumpsy Mon 19-Jul-04 20:13:20

Hi just found out I am pregnant due 23rd March with my third child Have to admit bit of a shock as we have ds age 8mth and this was rather unplanned but a nice suprise although very scary.
No symptoms yet hope they hold out for a little while as off to Menorca next month and don't fancy passing the sick bag around the plane!!
Congrats to everyone else out there.

munchkinsusie Tue 20-Jul-04 11:12:30

hi girls,
finding it hard to function today as i'm feeling so depressed. i know there's no reason to be but i am. i'm really, really tired as well, even though i got a good amount of sleep last night. all i want to do is go home to bed but i've got a meeting later which i have to go to. i've not actually managed to do any work yet today so goodness knows what i'll put on my timesheet. how is everyone else?

Staceyk Tue 20-Jul-04 11:43:51

Hi I'm embarrassed to say I'm feeling really down too.
I think the fact I'm so tired is a big part of it. And the fact that I am on day 6 cold turkey coming off ciggies, which I think is a very strong factor.
And the feeling life is on hold til 18th August, (12 wk scan) Feel I can't get excited or make plans until it's really real.
Feel ashamed as I have been trying for so long (18 mth) and was so happy, how can I be down now? I'm getting (hopefully) all I've ever wanted. Especially as I have left so many friends on the TTC board still desperately trying, I couldn't bring myself to let them know I'm feeling like this.
I'm hoping this feeling doesn't last til end of August, I know I should be happy but....

aku Tue 20-Jul-04 12:52:28

Hi all! Can I join in, just found out I am due 19 March. I can't allow myself to get excited - I had a missed miscarriage in may.

I am not feeling sick, just feel a bit ill when I get hungry. I will try and see if I can get an early scan as I won't beleive I am pregnant till I have seen not an empty sac this time but a baby alive and well.

Hope everybody esle is doing well and looking forward to their scan. i can't wait!

pamina3 Tue 20-Jul-04 13:00:29

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Pidge Tue 20-Jul-04 13:31:54

Congratulations aku, and welcome out from your alterego pamina3!

Staceyk - I think it is really hard to get your head round what's happening in the early months of pregnancy, particularly if you've waited so long for it to happen. You want to be excited but at the same time you don't dare for fear of disappointment. The time just seems to drag.

For me the first 3 months last time round were by far the most physically gruelling. I wasn't ever sick but felt on the point of throwing up 24 hours a day and was exhausted on a level I'd never experienced. By about 9 weeks I was crawling home and just crying on dp at the end of every day.

This time round I'm still feeling sick, and doing lots of trying to throw up but actually surviving it pretty well. I felt absolutely awful last week, but this week I'm eating little and often and hanging in there better.

Wish I could concentrate on work though - I'm really drifting at the moment. Hence posting on here!

Pidge Wed 21-Jul-04 13:09:36

My last day with computer access for a while, as I'm off on my hols to Scotland for 10 days tomorrow.

Have got my scan booked for 20th August, which is very exciting, but seems like an age away.

Speak to you all soon.

pamina3 Wed 21-Jul-04 13:30:37

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Pidge Wed 21-Jul-04 13:36:15

The reason I have the scan date is that I am going on holiday again for 2 weeks at the end of August and I was worried about missing the critical period for doing stuff like the nuchal fold test. So I raised it with my midwife, who I haven't even seen yet, and she agreed to put in a scan request for me already.

In fact I had a hilarious conversation where she phoned me on my mobile at work and I had to dash from my desk, down four floors and out of the building in order to discuss it with her, because of course none of my colleagues know yet!

pamina3 Wed 21-Jul-04 14:06:26

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munchkinsusie Wed 21-Jul-04 14:35:30

i didn't realise it was this difficult to get a scan date. my DH is going to be away for a week at the end of august so i need to make sure the scan isn't then - maybe i should speak to the midwife (who i haven't met yet!) about that? this is the only problem with having your first - you don't have the first clue about what problems could be occuring.

popsycal Wed 21-Jul-04 19:47:21

Midwife came on Tuesday and official date is 2nd march - though my cycle is about 33 days so the dating scan at 12 weeks will probably put it back around 5 days.

I am being referred to an obstetrician as i had pre-eclampsia with ds and my blood pressure was sky high from about 34 weeks - midwife also wants to see me more regularly from about 26 weeks onwards and has advised that I start my maternity earlier than last time (which was 33-34 weeks).

i have told close family members now and the reaction is weird. Not the same as with DS. Funnily enough, i am being very guarded about discussing it all with people. My sister recently had a missed miscarriage which was only picked up at her 12 weeks scan (early may) so I am sure that this is colouring things.

Anyway - queasiness is still there although I am no where near as bad as I was first time round. Mint and petrol make me want to puke!!

How is everyone!?

Staceyk Thu 22-Jul-04 08:14:52

Morning All

Now I did warn you all I am a complete novice, so first daft question coming up. What's nuchal fold test??
I'm getting nervous, as not having any symptoms at all no sickness etc!
Also you all mention Midwives, I haven't got one yet? see the thing is instead of going to GP I went to my fertility specialist, who has arranged my scans. I have also found out she is leaving in 2 weeks!!! I now don't know if the hospital will arrange midwife, or if I go to my GP? Still trying to hang on in there til next Friday (30th) for a 10 weeks dating scan. then the all important 18th Aug scan. Still not told a soul. Still not had a ciggie (over a week now)

misdee Thu 22-Jul-04 08:18:37

well i'm not a novice and dont really know what a nuchal fold scan is, sorry.

i went to my gp who did all the paperwork and have now got my scan date thro. (16th august i think, i didnt really register what is on the letter as was on the phone, will check again later).

I am feeling rough as anything, i cant eat rice as its makes me vomit violently, actually most things do, but rice is the worst, same as two previous pregnancies. i dont think i'll belive i'm pregnant till i see the scan.

pamina3 Thu 22-Jul-04 09:21:03

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