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MarmaladeToastAndAMarmaladeCat · 24/08/2021 16:41

Thought I’d start a thread for those who have recently had a bfp and due in May 2022.

I’m 3w6d and due on 4th May. This will be my third baby I have a 4 and a 2 year old.

How is everyone feeling? I’m happy as I’ve been trying for a few months but still a little stunned and know it’s very early so trying not to get too excited yet!

No real symptoms yet apart from a bit of cramping. Felt a bit sick yesterday but ok today. I had really bad morning sickness from 6 weeks in my last 2 pregnancies so hoping it won’t be as bad this time.

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StrawberrySun · 07/09/2021 21:43

It's still early days for me but my lines are getting stronger so I'm starting to feel a little more confident.

I had an early miscarriage recently but this one feels different, like it did with my first.

@babyboybluex You sound like you're in a very similar situation to me, my DS is the same age as yours, our due dates are similar and the sickness is real!

Reading all the comments about sickness and HG is bringing it all back. I was physically sick everyday throughout my last pregnancy, it was awful. Avoided hospital (just) so I really feel for everyone that suffers.

I've also just started to get cramps but I remember I had this last time too.. there are so many things my memories have glossed over, I'm starting to get a bit nervous! X

Lexber · 08/09/2021 17:23

How is everyone today?

I've been questioning how far I am as I had a very light short period last month and due to the way I feel - surely I can't feel this bad this early?! If I don't feel sick I have heartburn and I'm absolutely exhausted all the time! Tested on a digital which came up 2-3weeks which is exactly where it should be as I am only 4+4...

Sat here with terrible heartburn and telling myself it's a good sign really as shows things are going in the right direction if I have all these symptoms already.
OH joked there's 2... Confused🤣

aNewYorkerInLondon · 08/09/2021 17:27

@Lexber - last week, when I was 4+_, I needed a nap every afternoon. Plus sore boobs, bloating, hunger, food aversions, and needing to pee every 5 minutes! Wink

I think we just need to keep telling ourselves that these are all good signs.

SerendipitySunshine · 08/09/2021 17:36

I think the queasiness has started - not helping that it's so hot today! How's everyone else?

hoola23 · 08/09/2021 17:38

@Lexber that does not sound fun!! Maybe it is two?!!!!!!

I'm exactly 4 weeks today and feel no symptoms whatsoever! I did have a wave of period like pain today which lasted about half an hour. It was quite intense so it did worry me a bit but hasn't come back and no bleeding at all. It started after I checked my cervical position so maybe that caused it? Defo won't do that again!

aNewYorkerInLondon · 08/09/2021 18:43

@SerendipitySunshine, I think the heat is supposed to break tomorrow! I'm looking forward to proper autumn weather!

hoola23 · 08/09/2021 19:01

@aNewYorkerInLondon thank god! Autumn is my absolute fav season!! Makes me so happy!

Lexber · 08/09/2021 19:33

I usually love the summer and heat but at the minute it's killing me - it's making em hot and bothered and lethargic! I have hormones running a mock and COs I'm tired I'm a bit stroppy and short tempered... 🤦🏽‍♀️

MarmaladeToastAndAMarmaladeCat · 08/09/2021 19:40

Another stroppy one because of the heat 😂

Feeling so tired this week. My little boy started reception this week and I’m feeling a bit drained. I feel so lucky he has taken to it really well and is loving every second but I miss him SO much. I’ve been a stay at home mum to him since he was born and I am not used to being apart from him this much. I think hormones aren’t helping matters. He’s doing half days this week so I’ve got the 20 min walk there and back 4 times a day pushing a stroller up the hill and then entertaining ds2 who is much harder work when ds1 isn’t around. Just knackered today. Dh came home early and let me have some time upstairs by myself so that helped.

Had a call from the midwife this afternoon and I’m seeing her for my booking in on Sunday.

I’ve also booked a private scan for the following Saturday when I’ll be 7w3d. I didn’t think I’d book one but I’m feeling a bit anxious so I decided to do it.

Nausea has kicked in for me within the last couple of days. Not actually been sick yet but just constant nausea. Hopefully when the weather cools down I’ll feel a bit better.

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Sarah1987x4 · 08/09/2021 20:40

Hello I’m due on the 5th of may with baby number 4 😱 was a scary but now happy surprise as there will be a 10 year age gap with my youngest who was also due the 5th of may 2012 but was born the 7th I’m really nervous this time so I have booked a scan on fri to see if it’s going ok 😬

CupCalamity · 09/09/2021 22:28

Hello and congratulations to everyone on here 😊.
Feeling for everyone who's now nauseous.
Hats off to those of you also managing to look after small children! Looking after myself seems an effort right now.
My nausea has definitely kicked in too and makes it very hard to concentrate at work when it's bad. Comes and goes though, unlike the hunger pangs which are just constant. It's like I go from full to total starvation feeling an actual stomach pain within seconds. If I don't eat quick I feel really sick. Is this normal?!

aNewYorkerInLondon · 09/09/2021 22:50

Hi @CupCalamity! You've described my day today to a T. I think we're in for a long first trimester.

I've been waking up starving at like 3-4am, so I have a glass of milk to satisfy that and can go right back to bed without it causing heartburn.

Today: Porridge with blueberries and strawberries to start the day, but I couldn't finish it all. I nibbled on some crystallized ginger root today, which helped. Toast with almond butter did well by me for lunch today. Cantaloupe behaved itself too, and I heated up some bone broth and added rice for dinner. Also a veggie tomato juice, since actual leafy greens were unfriendly today.

The first few weeks I did so well eating plenty of fruit and veg (all my colors) and good lean protein, dairy, whole grains. Now it's whatever the nausea will allow. Thank goodness for pregnancy vitamin supplements!

Hana327 · 09/09/2021 23:03

Congratulations to all. I haven’t read all the messages but will catch up after this. Might be late to the group but very early found out about my BFP with a due date of 22nd May. Would love to be a part of a group!

aNewYorkerInLondon · 09/09/2021 23:10

Congratulations @Hana327 and welcome!

hoola23 · 09/09/2021 23:17

Hope everyone is doing ok! I'm getting so anxious about the morning sickness that I know is going to kick in soon, it's really worrying me as I'm scared it's going to impact my work. Does anyone have any tips for this, anything that you can take to ease it? I just have this feeling that it's going to hit me hard!! X

MarmaladeToastAndAMarmaladeCat · 10/09/2021 10:53

Welcome @Hana327 and congratulations!

@hoola23 don’t worry, you might be one of the lucky ones that only gets it mildly. During my first pregnancy I was working with very severe morning sickness and I got through it. In fact no one in my office noticed! Making sure I was never hungry helped as I always felt more sick on an empty stomach. Ginger can help. I like Nairn’s ginger oat biscuits to nibble on or things like plain crackers.

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MarmaladeToastAndAMarmaladeCat · 10/09/2021 10:55

@aNewYorkerInLondon I am so impressed with your healthy meals! I am usually a very healthy eater but at the moment all I can stomach is either very plain or unhealthy food.

My nausea has been very bad the last couple of days. I’ve been snacking to help me feel better but I need to try to make sure they are healthy snacks so I don’t gain weight too quickly. I worked so hard to lose my baby weight from my first 2 and I was finally down to my pre baby weight when I got pregnant again!

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lapeonia · 10/09/2021 11:08

Oh ladies the sickness has well and truly kicked in here!
Currently snacking on salt and vinegar rice cakes, they are so so bland but seem to help me over the nausea bump and are also only 33kcal each 🤣

aNewYorkerInLondon · 10/09/2021 12:13

@MarmaladeToastAndAMarmaladeCat, I feel so guilty now - I just ate a cheeseburger! 🤣 I've been so good for so long - pretty much no junk food at all since mid-January, but I felt so ill all morning and the only thing that sounded good was a Five Guys little cheeseburger. Funny enough - two bites in and the nausea cleared up. I also had some fruit, so lunch wasn't an entire waste, and porridge and blueberries for breakfast. Going to make up for it at dinner - I can't start thinking of cheeseburgers as medicinal!!

Kez437 · 10/09/2021 12:30

Hi All

The nausea reports are taking me back to my first pregnancy, the first trimester was rough and all I did was eat toast as it was the only manageable thing for me. I wish I had better advice but all I can say is to go easy on yourself, it's tough and your body is doing a lot so take the time to rest and eat what you can without feeling guilty.
This time round though there has been no nausea yet anyway (which had me worried because it was familiar and totally expected) I'm trying to embrace that and be thankful for it. I'm always hungry though and so far cravings have been very carb heavy which I need to curb, I hadn't lost all my baby weight from baby no.1 so I'm starting bigger this time and don't want to lose the run of myself altogether, I do want to her back to pre-baby weight at some stage!

In terms of other symptoms I am SO tired, which I don't remember from last time. Anyone else feel a bit damp below? My underwear always seems damp and with discharge (gross I know).
The differences between this and my last pregnancy are making me think this is a boy this time round although that is obviously very inaccurate. Either way we don't mind. Anyone any tried and tested symptoms of a girl vs boy?

MarmaladeToastAndAMarmaladeCat · 10/09/2021 12:33

@Kez437 I thought my first 2 were girls as everyone kept telling me if I had bad morning sickness it must be a girl but I have 2 boys. I feel exactly the same this time around which is both reassuring but bringing me back to how hard early pregnancy is!

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Loubell19 · 10/09/2021 12:47

Enjoy your burger! You may not fancy anything for a long time in another week or two 🙈😂 x

CupCalamity · 10/09/2021 13:02

@aNewYorkerInLondon it actually helps to know I'm not alone! Well done on your healthy eating, and I think the odd cheeseburger isn't going to hurt. I've come to work today with so many snacks which is helping, yet I can't make it through my whole lunch of tomato soup and granary bread. Very frustrating!

Thanks for the Nairn's ginger suggestion, haven't seen them before but I'll have a look.
Hope your little boy enjoys his first few school days. Big moment for both of you!

@Kez437 the tiredness is kicking in for me too. Everything seems an effort now. I've had far less discharge than usual, was thinking that it's
a bit odd, I thought pregnant women usually had more like you describe!

Mumslife22 · 10/09/2021 13:06

SweetPeaGirl it looks like I'll be on this journey alone as well. Dad doesn't want to do it anymore. This will be my third (two from previous relationship) and am 33.

aNewYorkerInLondon · 10/09/2021 17:08

so how's this for a terrible reveal: my MIL was due to visit next week and we planned to take her to a lovely afternoon tea and tell her the happy news... well, two nights ago she texts me that she was just diagnosed with a chronic version of an infection that nearly killed me (mine was acute, not chronic) six years ago, and to which I will likely always be a little more susceptible. She's taking meds for it but it would likely still be in her system when she would visit. We had to tell her that she couldn't visit until she is fully clear of the infection because we couldn't risk me catching it because we're pregnant. What an anticlimactic way to find out you're going to be a grandmother! She is being very understanding, but the fancy tea would have been such a nice memory. Assuming all goes well, I think that later on when she does visit (hopefully toward the holidays), we'll maybe take her for tea and tell her the sex of the baby there?

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