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Posted 16 January 2013 - 10:13 AM
Had my 20 week scan today...everything looking good...and its a BOY!
Hope everyone is doing well!
Posted 16 January 2013 - 10:25 AM
Congrat Gel-Bel! Another boy, can't wait to see what everyone else is having.
Thanks for the link StrawberryMilk. Sounds like a study I could definitely take part in! I'll look into it more. Are you go to try to get involved?
Welcome Feistycat, look forward to hearing all about you.
MonkeysMum sounds like a difficult decision. Hope it all works out in the end, and no one ends up too upset with the outcome.
I'm glad it's only me and DP. And (hopefully) when we're expecting no.2, no.1 won't be old enough to have a say!
I'm looking so forward to feeling movements, Misty123. I've definitely felt things that could be movements, but I couldn't be certain. Hopefuly in a couple of weeks I'll know for sure.
Afm, I've been pretty exhausted lately. The heat is really taking it out of me, and I'm not sleeping well. Still getting fairly bad morning sickness, especially when I'm exercising. I'm finding it challenging to keep up the exercise, but not over do it. I think I need to cut down on the intensity a bit. As going to a session at the gym shouldn't wipe me out for the entire night. Plus, every time I've left the gym lately, I've been so light-headed, I've needed to sit down for a good half hour before even thinking about driving home. Not good...
Should be booking in for my 20 week scan today. I'm hoping to get 1st February, which will be 20w1d.
Edited by Woyapp, 16 January 2013 - 10:26 AM.
Posted 16 January 2013 - 11:09 AM
Wow another boy...it is so exciting to read about all of the scans and how everyone is progressing well. I have my scan on the 31st which seems like ages away but hopefully the days will go fast. I am not finding out the gender as much as I hate surprises I am determined to keep this a surprise.
Hope everyone still to have scans that all goes well, have a wonderful day everyone
Posted 16 January 2013 - 03:17 PM
Geez, rush on the blue clothes!! Congrats, my girl scan is still up in the air apparently. But seeing as its just 2 of us so far, I hope I stay on team pink, lol
Anybody looking a 3d scans? Nobody does itin my area, I would have to travel to the city. My main reason is solely gender determination, so maybe I should save for something that's actually needed. Any thoughts?
Posted 16 January 2013 - 05:35 PM
Just want to say I'm still here and have been stalking, just havent had much to say. Congrats on all your scan results. Ours isnt for ages yet and were not finding out so feel a bit left out of all the 'craze' of everyone getting gender scans. My good news tho is I have pretty much come off the meds and not sick anymore (...mostly...touch wood). I have even returned to doing some walks and feel slightly human.
My BP has still been low and my ob keeps telling me to try caffeine to boost it, despite me saying im hypersensitive to it. (Also seems like a really weird way to treat low BP too if you ask me). Anyways I decided to give it a go, thinking maybe my hypersensitivity all these years was my imagination or somehow it would be different now im pregnant. hmmm. So I bought some iced coffee poppers (equivalent caffeine as a cup of tea) and tried them out. Well it did nothing for my BP but I was bouncing off the walls yesterday (...great I hear you say) but even tho I had it for breakfast I still couldnt sleep all night! And then cause I was so tired today and had a huge day at work to face, I had to have another one this morning didn't I! So I have been running around like a headless chook all day and am utterly exhausted but know that there is no way I'm going to sleep again tonight. I think I'll have to face the heap Im am going to fall into tomorrow and put the rest of the drinks in the bin. My husband is not impressed with all my tossing and turning!
Anyways nothing else much to report hear, just wanted to say hi and that I haven't abandoned you all :-)
Edited by kate_123, 16 January 2013 - 05:36 PM.
Posted 16 January 2013 - 06:07 PM
La la la.
Just wanted to share...
Felt my little monkey wriggling away today.
It's the first time I have felt him moving, so I'm crazy excited.
Can't wait to feel the kicks. But regular movement is awesome!
Hope everyone is feeling just as awesome.
Posted 17 January 2013 - 08:01 AM
Woyapp - of course! I'll do everything I can to make sure I don't develop pre-eclampsia, even if it means having to eat chocolate every day...if I can help others then how can I refuse?
Feeling lots of movement, and not just butterflies anymore, but actual kicks. I felt a good few the other night with my hand. At first I thought bubs had the hiccups because they were so frequent but after about a minute it faded away...other times I will get a kick low down, so I'll put my hand there, then i'll get one up around my belly button, then back down low again, this thing sure is active!
Finding out if it's a boy or girl first thing Monday morning. We are taking DD who is 3 1/2 with us and she is adamant she is having a sister. Even if we refer to it as a he she cuts us off and says 'no, it's a baby sister!'. I hope she is a) correct or b) not too upset if she is having a brother! I'm sure once we get a few things for it she will come around and by the time 'he' arrives she will fall in love with 'him'.
Excited and nervous!!
Posted 17 January 2013 - 08:15 AM
Sorry I've been MIA again!!! Crazy work as usual I'm soooooo on my countdown to leave work 14 weeks and 2 days left woo hoo!!!
Sounds like we've all had great results with scans and like which is simply fabulous
Miz - how flipping exciting I felt my bubba move last too best feeling EVER!!!
Posted 17 January 2013 - 08:26 AM
Hi Ladies, will come back for personals but wanted to let you know i started a list so we can keep track of who is having a baby girl & a baby boy! If i haven added you yet just pop a post in there & i will update x
Posted 17 January 2013 - 03:21 PM
Haven't checked in for a while but amazed at the number of boys in the group. This is our first and we are not planning on finding out gender so will have to update you after the event. We are not fussed either way.
Quick question for those that may be a little further along (I am currently 16w + 5) who might be able to help out. Since getting pregnant I have had thick hair - none falling out. During this week I have noticed that when I run my fingers through my hair I get hair falling out and have noticed some on my clothing. Nothing dramatic or huge clumps or anything. Just strange to go from none to it happening again. Has this happened to anyone else?
I am guessing it's normal and nothing to stress about but I'm finding it hard to just let it go and beleive it will all be ok. Sorry for being a worry-wart
Posted 17 January 2013 - 07:59 PM
Glad to hear that most of you are doing well and that illness is starting to ease up. Welcome to the newbies!
We've survived the holiday season (just), gratefully and lovingly sending them all on their way home. Particularly the older two kids, who were being absolute snots.
The whole thing was made more difficult by me finding this whole pregnancy caper really difficult. I thought I was taking it easy but I was still going too hard and really suffered from episodes of morning sickness, followed by a week of serious (and really uncomfortable) constipation. Followed by more nausea, followed by mega headaches that lasted for DAYS. Interspersed with more nausea.
MORE WHINGING AHEAD BUT FIRST THE GOOD NEWS:
* I can feel bub wriggling away now. Pretty special! I'm relieved that there's finally something really real there.
* DP heard about babymoons and decided to take me on a pacific cruise early next month. Never been on a cruise before, but if ever there was a time for a"lazy" holiday rather that a scuba/walking/winery hopping/climbing holiday, then this is it.
* A friend of mine has just given us a MASSIVE amount of baby gear. Cot, change table, breast pump, the works. Fabulous!
* Really looking forward to having our scan next week. We'll be 19+1. Not planning on finding out whether we're having a boy or a girl, but I can't see myself closing my eyes or looking away from the screen.
BACK TO THE WHINING:
Does anyone else feel like the world lied when they said 'oh, in the second trimester you'll feel amazing!' I really really don't. I want a refund.
For a start, energetic, to me, is where I can spend the whole day bushwalking, carrying everything I need, sleep soundly and do it all again tomorrow, feeling joyously tired. These days, my resting heart rate is 90 and I can still barely handle a swim.
My boobs are enormous and uncomfortable. DP thinks they're marvellous and grabs them every chance he gets, I think he sometimes forgets that they're a) mine, and b) attached to a person, ie me. Seriously, if he says 'hullo boobs' instead of 'hullo kahm' when I'm getting changed at night ONE MORE TIME he's sleeping on the couch.
Recurring thrush has me lying on my back in the bath doing things with dilute vinegar that defy description.
I'm starving but I can't eat much at once. Last time I tried was on Sunday night when I ate a normal sized meal. I was awake from 2am onwards with really painful stomach cramps and had to bail on a work trip the next day. I've been uncomfortably constipated ever since, in spite of all the extra soluble fibre and 3L of water a day. After the last time, I've got some laxatives that are safe to take but I'm so bloated and uncomfortable that I'm not sure whether I'm going to get any sleep tonight either.
My libido has disappeared. Between the boobs, the 'don't lie on my bump', the fatigue, the thrush and the rest, I just don't want sex. I wish I did, I really like it most of the time. Poor DP had to be reassured last night that I still think he's hot and all, but I don't even recognise my body any more, so I'm so far from 'in the mood' that you can practically see the curvature of the earth.
AND A FINAL WHINGE
A colleague made fun of my bloated tummy today too - I'm not showing yet but because of all this constipation and bloating nonsense, today I looked about 7 months. There was no need for the mimed belly grab is all, just sayin.
Posted 17 January 2013 - 08:05 PM
Still catching after being away, but wanted to share: scan went very well today and we are having a little BOY! So exciting to see the scan an it's starting to feel a bit more real now...
Posted 17 January 2013 - 09:55 PM
Hi all, haven't been around much and will try and catch up on the last thread when I get a chance.
Just wanted to pop in and say that we had our repeat scan today and have confirmation that it's a BOY!!
So very excited to be expecting blue this time!
Posted 17 January 2013 - 10:25 PM
I had to have a little chuckle at your whinge, you sound like me. Everyone told me I would feel great and would even have a glow about me as my hormones started to settle down and I started feeling better.. What glow right!!
I too have a major case of thrush and have also been spending more time than I would like in the tub (salt works better for me though). I have a crater face of pimples, my boobs ache and are so heavy (DH too thinks they are Fab!!) I go on and off food all the time even though I feel starved all the time. Oh and I have developed this oh so attractive dark line of hair on my stomach from my belly down that seems to have sprouted overnight.. its oh so attractive. Lucky DH is so distracted by the giant knockers he hasnt noticed the lovely stomach hair.
It is however the greatest feeling when the baby moves and I feel it, makes all the above actually worth it to know that it is all for a reason. I am counting down the days to our 20 weeks scan so I can see bub again and find out the sex.. I have the theme of room all sorted for either I just need to know what it is and then I can start shopping
Posted 18 January 2013 - 01:00 AM
Kahm thanks for the laugh hun, the way you wrote it had me laughing along. I agree no second semester hlow going on here, in fact the severe ms has been replace with extreme migraines with a side of nausea.
Thrush, i havent had that issue but you can use canasten when pregnant, just dont insert. Constipation try some kiwi fruits, they are great have two a day. I wouldnt have extra fibre till your emptied, and this may sound odd but how is your iron? My boy is anemic and suffers severe constipation, the only time hes gone daily was when he was on liquid iron, last time we were at his specialist he literally just avoided being afmitted due to the constipation and anemia.
Saying iron those who take the tablets try Spatone, its liquid, a bit dearer then the tablets but seem to work better for me. Mil works in a chemist so she put me on it and i pour the liquid into my orange juice.
Eating all i feel like is salad and juicy fruits and tend to eat similar portion sizes to my three year old, then will have some fruit or more salad or veg if im hungry later. I guess the thing to remember is we dont really need a huge amount extra but we now have the baby and womb squishing our stomaches. Just wait till we are all a month away from being due, while its lovely its so uncomfy, you toes in your ribs, elbows to your bowel or bladder, or your bladder being used as a pillow. Then their born and strangely you miss it all.
I started to crochet baby a little cardigan today, omg i really forget how small they are!! Kind of kicking myself that we arent finding out as now i can either crochet boring gender neutral or do both boys n girls stuff, or just wait till its born but then there will be four and my me time will be sucked away even more!
Ok i better try n get some sleep as im not falling asleep easily lately and tomorrow dp is out from morning till eatly afternoon so no sleep in for me.
Posted 18 January 2013 - 11:41 AM
I have been silent around here for ages, reading from phone from bed/couch.... Waiting to feel better and login from computer to write... But it hasn't happened.
That, and feel so whingy I didn't want to be so negative. Lol.
2nd trimester not going better than first- possibly worse? So tired, nauseous, headaches, dizzy, alwYs hungry even tho eating and to top it off random sweats/shakes/lightheaded/vomitting.
Hubby has had his first annual leave all year and has spent last month looking after me, kids, housework that was already backed up. Not sure what I'm going to do when he goes back to work on Monday-- lots of tv for kids! To top it off, think i've also got a virus of some kind. My neck glands swollen hurts to move head or open mouth and nose running crazy.
When anyone asks me how many weeks along I am, my standard response is "not enough"
Trying to keep on top mentally but struggling!
Sorry no personals- am on mobile and it's hard typing. So good to read about all the good scans. And all the little boys!
DH has decided we're having a girl- lol- tho OB said cause we have 2boys only 30% chance of girl:) we find out 31jan. I'd be happy with either- a little girl or a full tribe of boys!
Posted 18 January 2013 - 02:23 PM
Sounds like a few of us have been keeping fairly quiet about the not-so-great parts of the second trimester! I haven't been feeling anywhere near as bad as you sound kahm, pjemc, monkeys mum and Boyz_Mama. But it isn't all good, my m/s is only just easing up ever so slightly, and when a 35w pregnant colleague said to me the other day, after hearing how far along I was "Oh, don't worry, the tiredness comes back in the third trimester", I was thinking "It hasn't gone anywhere though! Don't tell me it gets worse".
It's so great hearing about all the boys. Congrats RosieCotton and Nell118 DP is so set on having a boy, he says girls are too hard to understand (and I think he's probably right). But I've beem almost certain the whole time that we're having a girl, and by the looks of the stats, it's highly possible!
Only 2 more weeks till we find out. I think in my last post I mentioned that I would be 20w1d but more like 19w1d, not sure where my head was when I figured that one out.
Tigers17 can't say I've noticed anything like that with my hair, it's definitely gotten thicker, but no more falling out than usual. Possibly hormones? or stress? or different diet? You could always mention it to your GP/midwife next time you visit.
Had my first ante natal appt. today. It was great to meet the midwives, and I even bagged myself a really lovely student midwife who will be with me at all antenatal appointments, at the birth, and for a few weeks afterwards too. Which will be lovely, as since I'm going public it will be nice to have a familiar face around the whole way.
I also got to the hear the heartbeat for the first time, which was so unbelievably special (as I'm sure most of you would agree), especially as I've been a bit worries cause I haven't felt much over the past 24 hours. I can imagine that having a doppler at home would do wonders for anxiety, but I'm determined not to let it get the better of me!
Take care everyone.
Posted 18 January 2013 - 03:47 PM
I don't want to alarm anyone, but you might be interested in this article about listeria from the ABC. Totally freaked me out!
Posted 18 January 2013 - 03:55 PM
Rosiecotton that is terrible. thank you for posting though, because i feel now that a reminder to be extra careful with food is always good, and i for one need to be more diligent!
Posted 18 January 2013 - 04:04 PM
I haven't been in here for ages as it's really hard to keep up as I dont have home Internet access at the moment only via my phone.
I initially started the June DIG list and have been updating on and off. I have checked in to update recently and will do when I get the opportunity.
I was just wondering if anyone would be interested in taking over? It is so time consuming scrolling back and forth on my phone and it's not often I get a chance to jump on a computer. I can pm you the content and you can change/make pretty etc and possibly add it to the start of these threads or start a new thread.... Please send me a pm if you're keen
No pressure, just feel like I'm letting everyone down by not keeping it regularly updated!
Hope everyone's pregnancies are treating them well
Posted 18 January 2013 - 04:12 PM
Hi everyone! Congratulations to all those who had healthy scans and those who already know the gender of their baby I am so so so jealous that you already know!! I am waiting until 20w+1d (5 February), as I'm away again travelling until then. I wish I could find out the gender of my baby before heading off on holidays, so that I can shop up a storm while away, but I'll have to wait patiently until I'm back.
pjemc & kahm - I truly hope the second trimester is kinder to you soon! I was also told that I would feel amaaaaazing during my second trimester, but I had morning sickness all the way until week 16. This week, however, has finally been a great week - minimal morning sickness and my appetite appears to be back (I ate my fave meal for the past few nights for dinner, which I couldn't stomach while in my first trimester). I still have aversions against iceberg lettuce and chicken though. Even typing those words make my stomach churn.
Oh - I finally have a bump! It just popped out of nowhere earlier this week So happy! And I've been feeling the baby move when I place my hands on my belly as I climb into bed at night. Can't wait for the kicks to get stronger.
Posted 19 January 2013 - 09:12 AM
Kate: I hope you get used to the caffine and you can get some sleep! I cant drink caffine after lunch because I am the same, but have been craving pepsi max lately, why oh why do we crave the stuff we ‘shouldn’t’ have whilst pregnant?
Mizadele: Yay for the movements, it’s a great feeling! I wish mine were more regular! Its all or nothing here at 21 weeks, my DS was the same though and slept through from 10 weeks, so hopefully my babies are just big sleepers! Fingers crossed!
Strawberrymilk: Good luck at your scan in the morning, I’ll be tuning into to see whether it’s a boy or girl, so far we have more boys than girls, so we will see if you even it up a bit!
Lisa: Yay for first movements lovely!
Tigers: I had hair come out with first pregnancy, but it ended up thick as thick by the end. I spoke to my hairdresser actually and she said it completely normal, and yes, to do with hormones! Not a worry wart at all!
Kahm: So exciting about your cruise! I really want to go on a cruise next holiday! I want to do the Whitsundays one, or maybe the Pacific Islands, but we have been to Fiji a few times now, and really want to see some of the Aussie islands. Because I love a drink or two, we will be waiting till bubby is out for our next holiday lol. I loved your post, it was great, and sooo true. My fave part was about your DH saying hi to your boobies. I laughed loudly at work!
Rosie & Nel: Congrats on your Blue Bundles, I updated the gender list!
PJEMC: I feel the same, when bubby is moving, all the crappy pregnancy stuff seems to become insignificant, which is why I wish he would move more for me!
MonkeysMum, that’s so lovely you are crocheting, dam I wish I could sew, or be talented at stuff like that. I baked my first cake in years yesterday and it was a complete disaster. I forgot the egg in the cake and the milk in the icing, just used butter & icing sugar, pretty gross. I want to be more domesticated.
BoyzMama, hope you are feeling better soon. Is that true about the 30% chance thing? There is no way I’m going through all this again if there is only a 30% chance of a girl. Not that I wouldn’t love a houseful of boys but I don’t know if I can be pregnant again!
Woyapp, hearing the heartbeat is lovely. I do have a Doppler, but haven’t used it as much this pregnancy as I did with the first. Its nice to have, but I have to say, takes that ‘specialness’ away from hearing it, because you can hear it whenever you want! DH just walks past when I’m listening to it now, not even batting an eyelid!
Tarnee!: How are you lovely? Was it a girl? I was looking out for you on the gender website but lost track! I actually started a ‘gender list’ yesterday and have been putting the due dates in there. I’m on the computer regularly, I thought we could just go off that list, as many don’t get on anymore is that ok?
Elle: I hope the 5th comes quickly for you! I was so excited & nervous before my scan, now it just seems like a big hike to the end! Ah, the joys of it all! I too cant wait until the kicks get stronger. I love it when they are big enough that your whole stomach rolls!
Anyway girls, I am nearly halfway (I’m going off 22 weeks being halfway, as I found out at 4 weeks, 40-4 is 36 divided by 2 is 18, + the 4 I didn’t know yet I was pregnant, makes 22.) I have overthought that but hopefully it makes the last half go quicker!
Have a LOVELY DAY!
Edited by Nervy, 19 January 2013 - 09:14 AM.
Posted 19 January 2013 - 12:23 PM
BoyzMama, hope you are feeling better soon. Is that true about the 30% chance thing? There is no way I’m going through all this again if there is only a 30% chance of a girl. Not that I wouldn’t love a houseful of boys but I don’t know if I can be pregnant again!
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Nervy- Thats what my OB said. And i'd heard something similar before from a friend (nurse) who said she read an article or something that had similar stats. She has 2 girls & pregnant again
I think its cause once you have 2 (or more) of same gender there is possibility that its because of biological reasons (eg women's acid levels or something) that you have same gender of baby. Not really sure about it-- as it doesn't really bother me so haven't read into it at all, but thats what i'd been told.
Edited by Boyz_Mama, 19 January 2013 - 12:25 PM.
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