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Can someone help, I'm new and don't understand something?

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cairnterrier Sun 24-May-09 07:41:43

Hi everyone

Apologies if this is a really obvious question. I'm 9 weeks into my first pregnancy and have just spent the last 2 days in bed feeling exhausted and nauseous :-( Am starting to think that I'm making it all up as I've never felt this unenergetic before!

Anyhow, I'm currently away from the UK and family and friends who don't know that I'm pregnant as we're not going to tell them until we get back. As such I don't have any really close friends near by to chat stuff through with so thought I'd try and make some friends on-line.

I've been reading through the different forums and I don't understand what DS stands for? I'm sure that it's really obvious but I've thinking about it all day and it's driving me mad now! Thanks in advance.

Comewhinewithme Sun 24-May-09 07:43:01

DS means Darling son .

Congratulations .

Celery Sun 24-May-09 07:46:31

DD= darling daughter, DH= darling husband etc

TheHedgeWitch Sun 24-May-09 07:47:15

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savoycabbage Sun 24-May-09 07:47:58

here is a list. Thety are a bit strange at first but you get used to it. In face I almost crashed yesterday when I saw a numberplate with FFS on.

LionstarBigPants Sun 24-May-09 07:48:08

Congratulations!! And big sympathies with the exhaustion - it should pass off after about 12 weeks and you should feel much better, hard trying to hide it though.

If you go to the 'Useful stuff' link above it'll take you to a page with a link to the acronym list which will enlighten you to some of the odd terminology used on here. smile

cairnterrier Sun 24-May-09 07:50:41

Wow, thanks for the speedy response. And D'oh, do I feel silly for not getting it earlier.

These first few weeks are rubbish aren't they. I understand that baby and placenta and amniotic fluid etc are all the size of a hen's egg at present, so how on earth can something so small make me feel so rubbish!

Okay, next question: I'm already feeling that my jeans and things are tight around my waist, now I know I've only put on a pound and they're fine around my hips. Which is odd as I'm a decidedly pear shape so anything extra usually goes straight onto my hips. Baby, as above, is tiny so what on earth is going on????

Wonderwitch Sun 24-May-09 07:52:11

Hello cairnterrier

Welcome and congratulations grin

What you are feeling is VERY normal, this is my 3rd Pregnancy and it has happened with all 3 in varying amounts. Don't panic or worry its all normal smile

These guys on here are brilliant, just ask away and you will get answers or support if needed.

You have come to a really great place.

Take care


PS, it took me quite a while to know what things meant.
a few for you...

DS -Darling/dear Son
DD- Darling/dear Daughter
DP - Darling/ dear Partner
DH - Darling/ dear Husband
MW -Midwife
IMO/ E - In my opinion/ experience

there is a place on here with them all on only for the life of me cant remember how to find it again hmm
if i find it again i will come back and post the link for you or tell you where to find it, but in the meantime someone else might pop on an tell you.


Wonderwitch Sun 24-May-09 07:52:59

Grrr u all beat me lmao did we all come on at once??? lol

Wonderwitch Sun 24-May-09 08:38:39

I am 9 weeks today grin

I am already in maternity clothes I have got big very quickly, started showing at about 5 weeks shock

not sure if its coz its my 3rd or what, but I am bigger now than when I was 6mths with my first.. again..shock only know as i have pics taken all thro PG with my first.

Im not worried tho, I actually quite like it makes me feel like its more real smile mind you could be a biggun hmm daddy is 6'4' and a big lad lol, ohh poor me hmm lol

TheHedgeWitch Sun 24-May-09 11:29:50

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serenity77 Tue 16-Jun-09 21:36:20

Hi I am 5 weeks and I am showing, tummy is normally flat but it now looks really bloated. This is my second baby. Can I be showing this early? With my first it was ages before I was showing.

Or am I imagining it? Also feeling really vulnerable and weepy!

MyNameIsInigoMontoya Tue 16-Jun-09 23:12:59

I started getting a bloaty belly and feeling uncomfortable in tight trousers really early in my last pregnancy - I had to wear my trousers "extended" with an elastic band from well before 12 weeks. Am now starting to get this again (though not quite to the elastic band stage yet), but I'm still only at 6 weeks!

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