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#1 ~A2~

Posted 28 November 2012 - 09:29 AM

Hi all

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#2 ames83

Posted 28 November 2012 - 10:18 AM


Finally have our 12w scan today!! Yippee!!

Is there anyone still posting in this group that's due at the end of May? Lol seems everyone is weeks ahead of me!

#3 MrsLexiK

Posted 28 November 2012 - 10:24 AM

QUOTE (ames83 @ 28/11/2012, 11:18 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>

Finally have our 12w scan today!! Yippee!!

Is there anyone still posting in this group that's due at the end of May? Lol seems everyone is weeks ahead of me!

I have my morph scan on Monday, it is amazing how long a month can actually be isn't it original.gif good luck for the 12 week scan

#4 countrychic29

Posted 28 November 2012 - 10:41 AM

Ames - im the 26th May so yes quite far behind everyone else here original.gif
MrsLexiK - thanks for the info on the hospital ... it seems crazy busy there - i know the now have a couple of extra suites and offer the hotel stay (although for those of us in Melb will understand me when i say the hotel is in Doveton - hardly the Hyatt!) wink.gif - so i think it will stay in hospital - closer to home anyhow.

I have started prenatal yoga now - or as DH calls it Fat Yoga  rant.gif  - hopefully the breathing techniques will make labour more bearable - wishful thinking original.gif

#5 MrsLexiK

Posted 28 November 2012 - 10:55 AM

QUOTE (countrychic29 @ 28/11/2012, 11:41 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
MrsLexiK - thanks for the info on the hospital ... it seems crazy busy there - i know the now have a couple of extra suites and offer the hotel stay (although for those of us in Melb will understand me when i say the hotel is in Doveton - hardly the Hyatt!) wink.gif - so i think it will stay in hospital - closer to home anyhow.

roll2.gif yeah I would not be taking them up on their offer either. I was told at our hospital visit (different hospital) that if there was no room they would just make room somewhere else for you (not ideal but they will not kick you out on the street) I presume all private hospi's are like that.

Good luck with the yoga!

#6 RachealJane

Posted 28 November 2012 - 01:42 PM

QUOTE (ames83 @ 28/11/2012, 11:18 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Is there anyone still posting in this group that's due at the end of May? Lol seems everyone is weeks ahead of me!

I'm due 22nd May but suspect i'll go 2 weeks over so will be an early June bub. Good luck with your scan!

#7 ames83

Posted 28 November 2012 - 04:27 PM

Hi ladies,

Scan went really well original.gif Bubba was moving all over the place and we got it all on DVD, so can't wait to show DD her baby brother or sister! NT measurement was fine as well, so now can finally relax and enjoy this pregnancy!

#8 tidey2

Posted 28 November 2012 - 05:12 PM

I'm the 21st of May. I'm crazily praying that I will go over and definitely not early. We have a tonne of stuff on in late April / early-mid May.


Posted 29 November 2012 - 06:56 AM

morning everyone

congrats Ames on your scan!!!  

I'm all booked in for 20 week scan 21st December and cannot wait until then.  I'm at the next awkward stage where I cannot feel bubs and waiting for another scan to see they are in there growing along as they should.  tried for a long time yesterday to see if I could feel them and maybe I did but just not really sure - don't want to press too hard!  i've popped some, far more noticeable later in the day.  

someone mentioned about hubby travelling not long after bubs arrives?  Mine will be going OS about 3 weeks after bub arrives - one of his best mates is getting married in Mexico, I desparately wanted to go but think it's more practical not too, also he is in the wedding party and probbly won't be able to enjoy everything as much with us there.  I've already chatted to my parents and they will come down and stay with me which I'm very lucky as both are very hands on grandparents biggrin.gif

final uni exam tomorrow so studying away, I'm definitely struggling to absorb the info at the moment - and Tax it's such a boring subject which certainly doesn't help, hopefully I don't fall asleep again today mid study unsure.gif

have a lovely Thursday everyone, that said I'll probably be an active poster today procrastinating from study!!!

#10 lacey01

Posted 29 November 2012 - 07:15 AM

Hi Girls,

ames83- Im due the 24th and I have my 20 week scan the 7th of Jan so find I am behind when most ppl in here. i am jealous that some get to have your scans before chrissy would have been fun to tell everyone the sex on Christmas day.

With my due date, it is 2 days after my husbands birthday and I had DD three days early so I keep joking to DH that we will be eating cake in the hospital for his birthday. He did say he wanted a baby around his birthday so he is getting his wish.

SFML - Im am also feeling that awkward stage of not being able to feel bub and wondering if everything is going well. i have popped and i feel heavy sometimes but they are my signs that something is going on. i forget sometimes that i am pregnant and I get up the wrong way or stretch and it reminds me oh probably shouldn't do that.

It is going to be hot today, I want to get out of the house but not sure where to go. Shopping centre is too tempting to spend money, too tired to go swimming. What are you girls with little ones doing today stay cool today?

eta the rest of my post

Edited by lacey01, 29 November 2012 - 07:27 AM.

#11 starfire

Posted 29 November 2012 - 08:09 AM

ames83 - bubs is due around 25 May so you're not alone - actually after reading a lot of our posts, there's quite a few of us due in the end of the month, its great to see! (Although I hope I don't go over - I don't want a June baby, I know that sounds silly!!)

I don't mind being one of the last in this group to go through things as I like seeing what the others who are due in the first part of May go through first so it is not all too strange to me and I feel a bit more prepared when its time for us to go through the same thing hehe! tongue.gif

I'm starting to get a lot better with MS but still vomiting here and there. I hope it stops completely but not sure at this point. Now the weather has gotten hotter, it doesn't help! My headaches are starting to become more constant because of the heat and in turn I vomit. DH has been nice about it and encouraged me to use the air con a lot if I need (I feel bad because of the elec bill even though we have solar!)

I have an appointment with the hospital next week so that should be interesting - it is the first appointment - does anyone know if I get to explore the hospital rooms or not? I was hoping to get a sneak peek of the delivery rooms etc.

Also I just realised most of you are talking about the 20 week scan? My Dr has told me that she will see me after my 18 week scan - no mention of a 20 week scan, now I am confused? Is this the same scan (she mentioned it was for the morph scan and possible chance of finding out gender) or is there ANOTHER scan?

#12 Blossom73

Posted 29 November 2012 - 08:45 AM

Congrats on your scan ames83!

Starfire, the 20 week scan is also called the morphology scan, and can be done anywhere from 18-20 weeks. Some Dr's prefer to do it at 18 weeks, some at 19 weeks, but you can do with within the 2 week period. Hope that helps!

I have a sinus cold of doom (thanks to my toddler), so have had to resort to taking polaramine at night so I can sleep. Then I cough and hack my way through the day. Pregnancy - so glamorous!

#13 starfire

Posted 29 November 2012 - 09:05 AM

Blossom73 - phew thanks for clarifying that for me, I was a bit worried there for a second!

#14 pisceschick

Posted 29 November 2012 - 09:39 AM

Good morning everyone, hope everyone is good and staying cool! I am at work today in the air conditioning and dropped my DD off at daycare equipped with swimmers in case they venture out for water play, but their carer said they'll probably stay inside today!
This heat is making my m/s return slightly, so I can relate starfire. My dry retching and gagging has upped again in the last few days which I am not enjoying at all!
Joanna - reply to the last thread - that has to be a bit annoying that you have to go to another hospital because twins being higher risk. Hope you end up having a good experience with them anyway. I love my ergo too! I am going to buy a newborn insert after Christmas, so I can put the new bub in it and leave DD in the pram for a while. I think. Still in two minds, as DD will be 2.5 when new bub arrives, but i think she will still need the option of the pram for a while, but I am somewhat reluctant to buy another pram, as my current ones don't have a toddler seat option unfortunately.
ames - I am due 19 May, so in the second half of the month still. No idea when bub will arrive as number 1 arrived 1 week early due to an elective c section. If this one is big too, it will probably come a week early too via the same method, but if we manage to go natural, no idea! and congrats on your scan going so well! It's always a relief!
SFML - it was me whose hubby may be travelling very soon just before or just after bubs arrives! I am mostly concerned as my DD will have enough upheaval with a new baby in the house and then if daddy goes away for three weeks it will be more stressful for her. not to mention if I do end up having a c section I'll still need help for about 6 weeks. Just hoping the dates move further to the right once again!!
countrychic - hope the yoga helps. I have enough trouble bending over in the middle at the moment, I doubt I could manage any real exercise!
well I had my booking in appt at the hospital yesterday and it went pretty well. I am hoping to be able to stick with the midwives' clinic this time around, as I had to see the Doctors clinic last time, due to having an underactive thyroid, which did nothing during the pregnancy! So I am going to the doctors clinic and the endocrinology clinic in two weeks where I can hopefully get them to agree to let me just do midwives, as when I asked the endo specialist the other week, she said my thyroid condition would have no impact on labour or delivery, so fingers crossed! And I was relieved to hear that even if I do have to have a c section this time, if it all goes well, I can go home in 48 hours, last time it was 5 days, even thuogh I had no problems at all. I don't want to be away from DD for too long if I can help it.  sad.gif
And I got to hear bub's heartbeat, which was a nice bonus yesterday. And am now booked in for the 18-20 week scan for just over 2 weeks time. Looking forward to finding out if it's a boy or a girl. But my hospital was booked up for it and we have to go to a clinic across the road to get in in time!!
Anyway, think that's it from me for now, but I will no doubt be back on later, as it's a very quiet day at work!!

Take care and stay cool!

#15 SFML

Posted 29 November 2012 - 10:56 AM

oh... yes and already with your little miss that will be tricky CC
that makes perfect sense now why you would prefer him not to be disapearring
don't get me wrong I prefer my husband home than travelling - he travels alot - but I do not have another little member in the household to organise
fingers crossed for you he escapes the trip and someone else can go in his stead

#16 MrsLexiK

Posted 29 November 2012 - 11:13 AM

Ames83 so glad your scan went well!

SFML me too, I have felt what perhaps could be flutters but am not 100% sure.  I cannot wait to monday to see little barry (as DH is calling this bubba - why I have no idea we don't even know if it is a girl or boy) I am a bit scarred that they will put the scan on and there will be something wrong though, however the fact that I actually look a bit pregnant now puts my mind at ease (oh and almost everything I eat gives me indegestion)

Also I remembera few years ago a friend of ours travelled when his twins where a month old! Now to me that was cruel. Glad your parents can come down and help, it would be awesome if you could all afford to go to Mexico - they could come and help.  I loved Mexico - once you got there it was so cheap!!!!!!!

#17 Beancat

Posted 29 November 2012 - 11:13 AM

Joanna  We must be in the same area.  Sunshine is my hospital if you are high risk (I would be there if not going private due to my history), otherwise everyone from here either goes to Kynetone or Bacchus Marsh.  I am in Gisborne, assume you must be very close.

Not much going on here except trying to keep myself and the kids cool,but on the cheap.  Have managed to keep the a/c off so far, have just kept the house shut up and the fans on.

Also doing my CV.  As I have taken the redundancy and also just finished this damn dip ed, I may as well try and get some CRT work first term.  Unfortuantely due to the redundancy I cannot work in Vic gov schools for 12 months so i am limited to the private schools around here, of which there are only about 4.  Oh well, I can only try.

Hope everyone has a nice day.  i was going to go to the gym tonight, but that would just be plain dumb I think

#18 Jo-Anna

Posted 29 November 2012 - 01:30 PM

Yep beancat, gisborne too! What a coincidence. I went to Bacchus first time around and loved it. Very disappointed I won't be going there again.
Man its hot today. Thank goodness for aircon, if ds didn't go down for a sleep today I was ready to start pulling my hair out. Up every 45 minutes last night till 1 am then up for the day at 6am. Yuk!
Hope everyone else is doing ok.... I really feel for the girls still struggling with morning sickness. Hang in there, its surely got to get better soon.
Off to phone the gp for the referral for the scan coming up. Nearly forgot all about it. Oops!

#19 thespottedcat

Posted 29 November 2012 - 02:20 PM

Hi Girls

Time for me to stop being lazy and just reading. Pulling my finger out and finally posting again - especially since there has been a fbook exodus. I'm not making the transition so will continue to hang around with you ladies till May.

All going well here - 16 weeks yesterday and had a routine visit with my ob so got to see baby and all is fine. In that funny stage now - when someone comes near me with ultrasound I'm yelling out - "I don't want to know what we are having!". I think my ob though me mental yesterday. But, just want to have a surprise at the end.

I'm still going a bit green in the evenings so sympathise with all the ladies still getting physically sick. I feel for you all.

Hats off to those girls studying too. I swear I've been in a bit of a hormone fog this week so can't imagine trying to prepare for exams on top of that.

Lots of Melbourne ladies in this group. Whats in the water down there? I'm East Sydney but moving to Bne North beginning of Feb.

Beancat - I managed to get a redundancy too. Happy situation for me as we are moving interstate in the new year before baby arrives. Good luck with relief work.

Pisceschick - I really hope your husband doens't have to go away. Fingers crossed for you.

MrsLexiK - I think I've been feeling a little movement too. Interesting yesterday both Ob/midwife were explaining the difference of my 2nd preg as my placenta is at the front so said not to worry if you don't get same movement this time round. My first one - placenta was at the back so you could see/feel the lot (think alien in stomach). Apparently this time round sensations will all be low down and to the sides.

SFML - Our morph scans are same day. Wondering how I will get a 2.5 year old to sit through it! Husband will be there but iPad will only get us so far I think.

Starfire and lacey - I'm due 15 May but went 9 days over last preg so I could still be hanging round to the end here too.

Stay cool everyone - will try and post a bit more now that I am feeling much better.

#20 Beancat

Posted 29 November 2012 - 02:21 PM

Jo-Anna how funny is that!  What are the chances???  I had heard Bacchus Marsh is fantastic, pity you cant go back-Sunshine hospital is chaos atm - can you get into the Womens as a high risk patient?

You poor thing with DS - you must be exhausted.  That was us a few days ago, DS was up all night with stomach cramps.  Lucky DD has had a massive 2.5 hour sleep today and DS is just hanging out on the couch.  I managed to keep the ac off until 2.30.  Its hot though, too hot for us pregnant people!  A great day to be hanging out on EB and FB I think original.gif

#21 Seza

Posted 29 November 2012 - 03:47 PM

Hi all,

Been awhile since I popped in,
nothing much to report here!

Starting to pop out now, as per my pic in the other thread original.gif
Have had my visit with the hospital OB (2 hrs wait, 5 min appt  rant.gif )

Scan booked for the 20th of Dec (will be 19+4), think I'll find out the gender, consensus so far has been Boy. I wouldn't be surprised as that would make things complicated name wise for me.

Next midwife visit booked in for the 27th, (can't believe that's after Christmas!!!) which will mark the half-way point... WOW

As for the heat; I have just started my summer Internship working in the Chemistry labs at UoW. Very interesting and fun but weighing has become my new favourite thing (due to the room with the scales actually having A/C! )

Really not looking forward to spending mid-summer in a lab-coat stuck in a no-aircon lab room sad.gif

Other than that all is well!

#22 RachealJane

Posted 29 November 2012 - 03:55 PM

Thespottedcat - our DD's were born the same day. My DD was great during the 12 week scan, hubby was there too, we let her pack a little bag of toys to bring in but she mostly watched the screen to see the bubba. It was great.

#23 cHoCoLaTe*MuNcHkIn

Posted 29 November 2012 - 07:01 PM

hi all,

I ahven't been on EB for a few years.  My first born is 6.5 yo and I haven't used EB since he was a toddler  tongue.gif I need to get used to using it again

Now i'm expecting twins  smile1.gif due 9th of May '13.  I have a scan in 2 wks time so hopefully we'll get to find out what they are!!

Looking forward to chatting with you guys more xox

#24 Gixxie

Posted 30 November 2012 - 02:36 PM

Ames im due may 28.. Though original date was 31 may.

Pisces I too have under active thyroid... Are u taking thyroxine for it??? If we don't have our thyroid monitored it can affect baby's brain development and can be a few oq points down if u don't take medication!  Baby uses our thyroid for their body's til they can make their own!

#25 xfitpolemum

Posted 30 November 2012 - 04:09 PM

Another end of May one here, due on 26th.

Have been on both FB & EB.  FB is easier for me to access when I'm not actually in front of a pc thanks to my phone.  But I am always reading.

spottedcat:  what suburb of brisbane north are you moving to?  i'm up this way.  :-)

AFM, I am 14 + 5 today.  Belly is starting to poke out a bit more now although am yet to feel any flutters.  Fingers crossed in another week or 2, I'll start to feel something.

Had my NT scan last week.  All is looking very good with bub so no need for an amnio this time around.  My due date went back to my original EDD too.  Sonographer said I might have been mismeasured at my very first scan, which is highly plausible given that my bladder was exploding when I went for that one.  

Now I have to wait until Jan 8 for my morphology scan.  By then I'll be 20 + 2.  I still think this one will be a pink bundle.  DD is adamant it is a girl too, won't even consider that it might be a blue on.

Anyways, gotta fly.  DD has a school disco starting in a little over 30mins.  Her very first one!  Eek!

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