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5 weeks today! Sep 23 Thread

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RosyCheeks93 · 07/01/2023 15:24

Hi all, I found out I am expecting my second baby on Wednesday, and I'm 5 weeks today. Early days, but wanted to start a thread for those with similar due dates so we can go through the motions together. ☺️
I'm due 10th September. My little boy will be 2 and 3 quarters by then, so a good little age gap.

Any anxieties? For me, less so about the pregnancy this time around, far more chill. My anxiety is surrounding timing. Baby 2 wasn't planned for just now, but a happy surprise and very much wanted. However, the most instrumental career opportunity for me is coming up in the next 2-4 months or so, and I was hoping to get this role. It may or may not have come off anyway, but I don't want my pregnancy to be the determining factor (I don't think my company would outwardly discriminate, but they might find a 'business reason' I wasn't successful), so I ideally need to keep my pregnancy hidden from work for as long as possible. If I get the role, I will have no worries in taking Mat leave around August and return next year, as I know I'll do a damn good job for them once I'm back, and for the foreseeable future. Anyway... that's my one thing at the mo! ☺️

Looking forward to hearing from you all.

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Daisy155 · 25/02/2023 17:33

@Sadiexox I am so sorry to hear of your loss please take care of yourself ♥️


northernmam · 25/02/2023 18:03

@Sadiexox I am so so sorry for your loss 💔 xx


PCOSunfortunately · 25/02/2023 18:12

@suz2285 thanks you're so informative 🥰 I googled in the week and this is what it brought up straight away. Yes I'll start doing some stretches I think. Do the doctors need to know do you know? Or won't they care like usual 🤣


Nay123 · 25/02/2023 18:52

what’s your symptoms at 5 weeks 3 days
mine is mild dizziness feels like I’m spinning around, clear discharge and tender breast and tired


Nay123 · 25/02/2023 18:57

I thought once I get pregnant I’ll finally have some peace but now I’m worse I google everything
my anxiety is ruining the experience for me
im worried about the lack of symptoms
all I do is search the whole day even when I’m out 😭😭🥲


PCOSunfortunately · 25/02/2023 19:00

@Nay123 don't stress too much! I was the same about 5 weeks felt dizzy and light headed and my breasts were starting to go tender. Apart from that I didn't really have any symptoms apart from probs being hungry xxx


Daisy0909 · 25/02/2023 19:12

@Nay123 try not to panic about symptoms. A lot of people don't even know they are pregnant at that stage due to not having many symptoms. I think at that time I only had slightly sore boobs/a bit of dizzyness and breathlessness. My nausea didn't kick in until 6 1/2 weeks and I didn't start actually being sick until 7 or 8 weeks x


suz2285 · 25/02/2023 19:38

@PCOSunfortunately you can mention to the docs as pregnancy is a known trigger for sciatica, but they're not great at knowing how to treat it! I've had it for years and the best way is prevention and the stretches, once it's bad it's very hard to do much about it, at least with pregnancy most people feel better after the baby is delivered, but definitely do the stretches now! It'll help

Docs usually would just refer to a physio if you're lucky and maybe painkillers which are no use when you've got baby inside anyway... also keep moving that helps, walks, swimming, gentle exercise, maybe yoga anything stretchy! 😂


BellaPixi · 26/02/2023 07:58

Had our 10 week scan this week and it was so lovely to see how the baby had grown. We saw it’s little arms and legs and they pointed out where the placenta was starting to take over. We videoed the little heartbeat, So amazing. Feel a bit more reassured but will still be happier once we have our 12 week scan in 2 weeks!

Currently struggling to eat all my dinner, I get through about 1/4 and I’m stuffed. I think little and often is the key. Annoying though when you’ve fancied something all day then can’t eat much of it 🙈


FarmBaby3 · 26/02/2023 08:55

PCOSunfortunately · 25/02/2023 15:36

So glad everything is okay for you @PBandJs baby looks like a proper little baby now 🥰

I've just been for my blood tests and to hand my urine sample in from my midwife appointment on Wednesday. I'm finding myself needing a wee a lot but not big wees. I also get lower back pain and pain in my left bum cheek. I'm sure if I had an infection this will be picked up on my urine sample won't it? TMI but I had globs of yellowish like discharge today but I've read this can be down to the pregnancy vitamins 🤷‍♀️ what a minefield pregnancy is xxxx

I have just had a urine sample results that say I have a UTI and need antibiotics. I have the same lower back pain but no other uti symptoms. I was even able to empty some of my bladder but not all of it during my 12 week scan so they could see better. How can I have a uti and do that??


difficultlemons · 26/02/2023 09:01

Hey @FarmBaby3 I'm just delurking to say I have a uti without many symptoms as well. Apparently it is like this in pregnancy as the immune system is lowered so you don't get the normal symptoms


colourPink · 26/02/2023 17:33

@Sadiexox so sorry to hear this 💔 wishing you all the best for the future xxx


PCOSunfortunately · 27/02/2023 07:55

Thanks ladies. My boob tenderness has gone down this morning is this normal? I was a 10 weeks yesterday. So not sure if things are going south or whether people say you lose your symptoms about 10 weeks as the placenta starts to take over 🤷‍♀️ forever worrying 🤦🏼‍♀️


winningeasy · 27/02/2023 07:58

@PCOSunfortunately omg same situation, woke up and I don't feel that pregnant, boobs don't feel that sore and morning sickness is definitely less. I'm almost 11 weeks. I do think it was around this time sickness subsided in my first pregnancy. I am sure it's the placenta doing it's thing


Daisy0909 · 27/02/2023 09:08

@PCOSunfortunately I felt like that the other day but then by the evening they were sore again, I think it's common at this stage for symptoms to fluctuate. I had 2 days of no nausea which was amazing and then it came back yesterday. I was exactly the same though I started to worry x


winningeasy · 27/02/2023 10:46

I spoke too soon, feel sick again


Lhdale · 27/02/2023 10:51

@PCOSunfortunately I had this! my boobs had grown a bit and we’re feeling very full (was v excited as they are usually so small) and then at 10 weeks suddenly shrunk to pre-pregnancy size. I was so upset haha and also worried but it’s normal, it’s the placenta taking over and HCG levels dropping. My exhaustion also eased a bit

now 11+6 and they have got a little bit bigger and are sore again. Also weirdly nausea hasn’t been too much of a problem for me but I’m the last week it’s got so much worse, and digestion issues too, I have no appetite and last night couldn’t sleep because of the heartburn. So weird to have some symptoms ease and others get worse but like PP said fluctuation is normal

12 week scan tomorrow so nervous 😱😱😱


Tinkerbell098 · 27/02/2023 10:55

Hi ladies, I've got my 12 week dating scan this afternoon. Excited and nervous at the same time. @Lhdale good luck for yours tomorrow! Anyone else having theirs this week?


Daisy0909 · 27/02/2023 11:12

Eeek how exciting @Tinkerbell098 @Lhdale let us know how you get on! Mine is on Friday, I'm having to keep myself distracted it's all i can think about, we've not had any early scans so I'm excited/anxious!


colourPink · 27/02/2023 11:27

@PCOSunfortunately I'm the same! A lot of my pregnancy symptoms have either gone or feel a lot less mild.

I think it's normal but I have a private scan this evening so I'm excited to know that everything has progressed how it should.



MinBins · 27/02/2023 12:59

Hello everyone joining a little late on this thread hope that's ok - I'm currently 11 weeks and due my 12 week scan on Friday.

We tried for a couple of years after our first and had a loss at 8/9 weeks in our journey. Just a year later we began fertility treatment, and after our latest round of IVF we had a positive.

Look forward to hearing your journeys over the next months!


Lhdale · 27/02/2023 13:43

Good luck @Tinkerbell098 let us know how it goes! Already have such an nervous/excited adrenaline rush thinking about mine tomorrow


Lhdale · 27/02/2023 13:45

@MinBins hello and congrats!


primhutch · 27/02/2023 15:08

Congratulations everybody, hope it's ok to hop on this thread.

I am 11 weeks pregnant with my second, my little girl is 17 months. Dating scan is next week, think I'm due around 18th.

I found this a really supportive space last time so excited to hopefully have so pregnancy pals here again!


Lhdale · 27/02/2023 15:55

@primhutch welcome!

Has anybody here experienced round ligament pain yet (or in previous pregnancies)?. I just coughed when sitting down and for the first time I had this sudden acute cramping feeling in both sides of my lower abdomen. Went away after a few seconds. I hope it is indeed round ligament pain rather than my cough triggering actual cramps?!

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