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#1 ~A2~

Posted 18 February 2013 - 10:05 AM

Hi all

New thread time

Previous thread

Regards

Ali


#2 julzely

Posted 18 February 2013 - 10:20 AM

GOLD!

#3 ~Peaches~

Posted 18 February 2013 - 10:25 AM

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Cherryseed - Glad I could keep you company being due right at the end of October happy.gif

B.M.C.M.I Good luck at your appt today, and I hope you can get another scan booked for this week. Must be worrying bleeding on and off, hope they can find the cause and help put your mind at ease hhugs.gif

Edited by ~Peaches~, 18 February 2013 - 11:55 AM.


#4 chelby

Posted 18 February 2013 - 10:34 AM

bronze! original.gif


#5 julzely

Posted 18 February 2013 - 10:56 AM

Tal Goody: I want to tell everyone as well.  It is really hard as my DH is away at the moment so I ended up telling my Mum and Little Sister.  So hopefully they both keep the secret until I give them the ok to tell people.  Both of them are super excited though which is great. This will be my Mum's first grandchild so she is over the moon, a bit different to DH's side it will be grandchild #15

blake: I'm not worried about having sex, however with DH in the USA for another week it makes the logistics a little impossible. Hopefully we are back into it when he get home

mrsradiant: I've tried to be good but it is hard.  I was at a function that had only finger food and you really have to concentrate on what you are putting in your mouth.

Am I the only one with almost no symptoms?  I know its early but the only thing I have is I seemed to get out of breath when I am exercising really quickly.

My GP also said that 4+2 was too early to do a blood test, which I was surprised at, so now I need to wait another week and sneak off early from work again to get them done.  If I'd know that from the start I would have held off on the first appointment.

#6 A-ZMum

Posted 18 February 2013 - 11:46 AM

Hi everyone!

Been lurking a bit for a few days.  I've had symptoms on and off - some nausea here and there, doing vague things, vivid dreams every now and then...the only ones that seem to stay put are peeing constantly, exhaustion and...uh...totally forgotten what I was going to write.  rolleyes.gif

Coffee - I've swapped to decaf because I still drink tea and the odd diet coke. It's been a bit rude going from 3-4 full strength coffees a day to ONE decaf, but I'm coping.

Sex - I've been too tired at the moment, but last time it was really great.  Third trimester sex was so funny because I was enormous.  Every now and then DH would get kicked by the bub - very funny for me. wink.gif

I've got my dating scan on Thursday arvo...trying to work out how I can ask what side the placenta will be on without DH wondering why I want to know. original.gif  He's not sure if he wants to know the gender...we didn't find out last time, but he's kinda on the fence this time.

Hope everyone is feeling well.  Hi to all the newbies!



#7 chelby

Posted 18 February 2013 - 11:55 AM

julzely- that seems odd that your doc wouldnt give u a blood test. i had my first one done at 13dpo so 3 weeks 6 days. i didnt have many symptoms that early eaither, i started to get slightly sore bbs at 4 weeks 3 days just on the sides and only if i poked them lol and they got really sore by 5 weeks. i felt weird on the weekend which i think was my first sign of nausea which was 6 weeks 2 days and apart from that, nothing else, feel quite 'normal ish'. u have plenty of time to get symptoms original.gif


#8 chelby

Posted 18 February 2013 - 12:02 PM

welcome leftwrightout! was just curious what it means with placenta and the sex? havnt heard that one before


#9 A-ZMum

Posted 18 February 2013 - 12:08 PM

Hi Chelby - I've been posting for a while, but thanks for the welcome. wink.gif  A couple of threads ago, one of the ladies here posted something about how if the placenta is on the left side it's almost definitely one gender, and if it's on the right it's almost definltely the other.  Can't remember which side was which.  If you go through the older threads you'll find it.

#10 Klj1

Posted 18 February 2013 - 12:51 PM

Hi all,

While we are on the sex topic, I gotta say I'm def in the mood for it. ESP after feeling 'forced' while trying. Does anyone have any probs with positions? I was feelin a bit crampy in certain positions. Is this bad?

Regarding the placenta side see the 6 week scan post.

Otherwise am still my same starving self. Have perfected a nacho recipe which goes down very well!

Also should I change my dd to the one from the scan? Is 2 days later.

Edited by Klj1, 18 February 2013 - 12:52 PM.


#11 B.M.C.M.I.E

Posted 18 February 2013 - 01:05 PM

Home from my appt. Had a quick scan and baby is perfect. Measuring spot on, strong HB. The blood clot has grown since last week but it's not interfering with the baby so the sonographer wasn't concerned. He couldn't find the source of the bleed but was happy with how everything is looking. Ecstatic right about now!

#12 MrsShine

Posted 18 February 2013 - 03:03 PM

Hi everyone,

I'm new in here, looking like we're due October 23rd, but have a dating scan to be sure next week which puts me around 5 weeks now.

We only just got our very first ever BFP last Friday night the evening we got home from a Hawaiian holiday!

DH was pretty freaked out at first, I'd only had 2 cycles since coming off BCP so we were a bit shocked, but happy all the same original.gif he's being all mucho and practical and talking cars, and money and houses so I guess he's gone straight into "provider" mode.

I've spent all wknd happily freaking out!

Had my first Dr appointment this morning and had very high blood pressure, it finally came down towards the end of the appt. but she wants me to have it monitored.

I've just begun researching obstetricians & midwife options, is anyone else based in Sydney's eastern suburbs?

Congrats to everyone else on your BFP's!

Looking forward to chatting to you all & getting to know you & all about your little bubs biggrin.gif xx

#13 RedDirtMum

Posted 18 February 2013 - 03:18 PM

Hello Mrs Shine, congratulations and welcome. I am quite new here and everyone has been lovely and very supportive original.gif

Julzely - I have been the same with no symptoms except for being so tired and very very vague like leftwrightout mentioned. Because of my miscarriage history, I really dont think I will believe I am pregnant our scan next week. Though I did randomly realise I have become allergic to my engagement ring - I have blistered and it is raging red around the area it usually sits. Apparently this is common? Didnt happen last pregnancy.

B.M.C.M.I. - so glad your scan went well - very reassuring biggrin.gif

AFM - Plodding along, just waiting for the next 4 weeks to zoom past, so I can get to a place where I might actually think this is happening. Have an 8 week USS next Wed 27th, then first obs appoint on the 18/3. Those things will hopefully help ease my mind.

Have a great week cool.gif

#14 Mamamindy

Posted 18 February 2013 - 04:51 PM

Hello Everyone,
BFP last Friday evening just be for DH and I headed out for a belated valentines dinner... even more reason to celebrate! Due 20ish Oct and have DD who is 2.5...
Have been so doughy the last few weeks at work and my memory has been so rubbish lately so glad I have a good reason now biggrin.gif also had a major teary emotional day last week with a few male colleagues::Gotta love the ol' hormones!!
Feeling so blessed!!
Wishing you all healthy happy pregnancies x

Hello Everyone,
BFP last Friday evening just be for DH and I headed out for a belated valentines dinner... even more reason to celebrate! Due 20ish Oct and have DD who is 2.5...
Have been so doughy the last few weeks at work and my memory has been so rubbish lately so glad I have a good reason now biggrin.gif also had a major teary emotional day last week with a few male colleagues::Gotta love the ol' hormones!!
Feeling so blessed!!
Wishing you all healthy happy pregnancies x

#15 Tea&Sunshine

Posted 18 February 2013 - 04:54 PM

RedDirtMum - My wedding finger reacted exactly like that last pregnancy (#3) to my rings.  I stopped using liquid handwashes and that seemed to help me, I think it was the build up of liquid soap chemicals under my rings exacerbating the reaction.

Welcome MrsShine! Love your user name btw!  hheart.gif I'm trying not to instantly dislike you for having just returned from Hawaii...but it's hard.  happy.gif

B.M.C.M.I YAY for bubby!!! Those haematomas are horrible on the u/s screen next to baby, huh! I had them with my first two. Luckily, all was well - and I'm sure all is positively wonderful in your womb!

leftwrightout - I wish I didn't read that thread re gender and placenta. I've convinced myself I know what the gender is now and I wish I didn't. I love the 20 weeks of suspense leading up to the half way gender surprise!!! Hmm...but maybe my baby is in the 3% difference? Ah, yes we'll go with I still don't know!

julzely I get out of breath lately too!! It's a yuck feeling, I have to grab something and it makes me feel unfit and old...even though I am still super fit!

AFM - I just booked in with my OB for my first appointment at 12 weeks!!!  biggrin.gif  hheart.gif I am SOOOOO excited!!!! It feels really real now. I also have the referral for my second dating scan in my hot little hands, so I'm going to hopefully see a big healthy heartbeat end of next week.  original.gif  I have a new symptom, and one I'm not too fond of - it feels like someone is stabbing a tiny tiny little knife up into my cervix...owwww! Comes and goes, and makes me wince like crazy. I remember having this feeling with my first pregnancy, my son.

Well, I better get started on dinner...ho hum. Wish I felt really sick so I could get out it...hehehehe... {famous last words}

xx Sunny

Edited by Sunny Flower, 18 February 2013 - 04:55 PM.


#16 Christabelle86

Posted 18 February 2013 - 07:18 PM

Welcome to all the newbies!  I haven't been on for a few days so I'll have to go back through all the posts.

Just thought I'd update.  Had my blood tests and Doc said my hcg levels have "risen beautifully".  Also had a scan to rule out ectopic because of the bleeding and so far so good.  I'm 5 weeks 2 days and he moved my due date to the 21.10.13 at the moment (don't understand why I'm one day further along but it bumped my due date later).  He booked me in for another scan in 2 weeks to check heartbeat etc

Hope everyone else is cruising along well.

Edited by Christabelle86, 18 February 2013 - 07:19 PM.


#17 lovebeingamum76

Posted 18 February 2013 - 07:36 PM

Hi all
Just wondered if anyone eles is more uncomfortable of a night? I seem to be achy and crampy at night but not too bad during the day... I am having such a hard time believing this pregnancy is going to be ok. I'm such a mess.



#18 *molly*

Posted 18 February 2013 - 07:55 PM

Hi everyone! Just popping in to introduce myself! original.gif

I got my BFP last week with a blood test at 10dpo, and I was so relieved and ecstatic to find out that the results of my follow up blood test today were great! Can't believe I'm really here!

I'm almost 4.5 weeks now and I've got an early scan at around 7 weeks. EDD 25 October.

Looking forward to getting to know you all!

#19 aidensmum

Posted 18 February 2013 - 08:23 PM

LoveBeingAMum76 - I've had an aching uterus since 4 weeks. Was bad enough to mess with my sleep for the first week after my positive test. It calmed down a bit but is still constant. I didn't have it with my other pg's but I'm nearly 8 weeks and nothing bad has happened. I find if I keep my bladder empty it's less irritatable.

#20 Tea&Sunshine

Posted 18 February 2013 - 09:31 PM

lovebeingamum76 - I get achy in the morning, right around the time my bowels are acting up; I need to go several times in the morning and it makes my uterus irritable. Also, exercising can make me achy/uncomfortable.

I understand the feeling of negativity after loss. :-( You just have to try and take it day by day - it sounds impossible, but just try and live in 'daytight' compartments. See if you can conserve your worries to just this one day. Don't let yourself get beyond today. Tomorrow is going to be waiting for you anyway, so let it wait. Your baby is safe in your womb today, so stay in today. xxxxx

#21 MummyLyss

Posted 18 February 2013 - 09:54 PM

Hello Ladies,

I'm hoping to join this group. I haven't had my preg confirmed by BT yet, but hoping to get that done in the next day or 2. 3 very strong clear lines on HPTs though. I'm at CD35 but not sure how many weeks/days that works out to be (I'm really bad at counting time...). I wasn't charting or using OPKs so I'm not sure when O was. Due date based on LMP and allowing that last "cycle" was 32 days is 26/10. Could be anywhere between the 20th-28th though I think.

I only had Implanon out in Dec so I'm quite surprised to get a positive so soon! We are very excited though biggrin.gif

Living near Melbourne, DD1 is turning 4 next week, baby #2 on the way!!

About symptoms - sore boobs, nausea, smells are really bothering me, mild cramping, twinges, really tired but can't sleep (partially i think its because I am a belly sleeper and my boobs hurt, but i also have been having this weird sensation like someone is tickling the soles of my feet and behind my knees, but scratching doesn't help at all :/) and today I was highly motivated and energised which caught me by surprise as i have been feeling exhausted most of the last 2 months. Oh and really thirsty/dry mouth - partially because of these last few hot days i think. On the flip side at bed-time I start salivating which is highly annoying because I'm drooling on my pillow while awake but trying to sleep and its gross.

All of those symptoms are coming and going at the moment which I am seriously thankful for. Hoping that the morning sickness can be contained until after DDs birthday next week so that we can keep this a secret for a little longer, although I did tell my best-female-friend (in case something goes wrong she will be a great shoulder to cry on and I also knew she would be almost as excited as me - she loves babies!) Hubby told his BIL as they work together and BIL noticed that hubby's mood had shifted (I sent him a pic of 3 + HPTs when I thought he would be about to go on break, turns out i was right and he must have had a bit of a shock) BIL said he won't say anything even to hubby's sister until we are ready - they had 2 losses last year so know the possible risks.

Hmm... Sorry this post is all about me original.gif I have read the other 3 threads before posting but there was just too much going on for my poor pregnancy brain to handle, but from now on I should be jumping in with more personals.

By the way, its great to see some of you again (from the _____ is MY Month threads)

ETA: we are giving this one the nickname Lil D (hubby's first name starts with D and we werent feeling jelly bean or peanut etc, so this will do)

Edited by MummyLyss, 18 February 2013 - 09:57 PM.


#22 B.M.C.M.I.E

Posted 19 February 2013 - 08:40 AM

I just left DD's school in tears. We had a really bad night here & I didn't get much sleep. CFA alerts going off on my phone every 15 minutes (we're in the northern suburbs of Melbourne), a 19 month old & 3 year old who decided to co-sleep & kick me all night & general pregnancy exhaustion meant I was late getting DD to school by 15 mins. I was explaining to her teacher who was understanding and asked not to make it a habit when some random "teacher" I've never met interrupted us and started having a go at me telling me it was unacceptable & I need to try harder, no excuses. I walked out & burst into tears. I sobbed on the phone to DH the whole way home (hands free just to clarify!) and now I have a crying headache.

He wanted to call the school about the way I was spoken to but I told him on any other day I would have stood up for myself and I've probably taken it to heart way more then I should have anyway. Stupid hormones. I'm not one to cry at the drop of a hat & I've just spent 30 minutes sobbing like a child.

#23 MrsRadiant

Posted 19 February 2013 - 08:45 AM

I haven't been feeling as pregnant since stopping my vitex, and decided to take a test to calm the nerves but its made me really worried, the line was really faint, they were heaps darker than the control line a couple weeks ago, I didn't have a lot of urine which could be the issue but I would have thought being this far along I should have a lot of progesterone. So worried now, guess ill wait for ultrasound Friday.

Edited by MrsRadiant, 19 February 2013 - 08:47 AM.


#24 chelby

Posted 19 February 2013 - 09:21 AM

morning ladies

leftwrightout- woops lol getting used to all the names here, so many of us!

klj1- im starving all the time too! im gonna put so much weight on i think! its up to u if u want to change the due date but you'll probably find it may change again at your next scan

BMCMI- thats great news on your scan, i have heard so many stories of blood clots not affecting bubs and they seem to resolve themselves. and its perfectly normal to cry at the drop of a hat, silly hormones but those teachers do sound rude! i didnt know they spoke to parents like that

welcome and congrats mrsshine, mamamindy, molly & mummylyss

reddirtmum- hope the next week goes quickly for u for ur next scan!

sunnyflower- ouch that symptom sounds terrible! lol at wishing u were sick to get out of cooking dinner, i had the same thought last night!

cristabelle- thats great your hcg is rising nicely!

lovebeingamum- try to think positive hun thats all im trying to do and some days i know its hard. im not too uncomfortable at night except for my sore bbs, think i may have to start wearing a bra to bed

mrsradiant- try not to rely on those pee sticks and try not to worry, there are so many variants that can affect them; amount of pee, how diluted it is, time of day, each test has different amounts of dye in them and some ladies dont get positives at all on them despite being very much pregnant. i learnt the hard way  a couple weeks ago with the digitals going from 2-3 weeks to 1-2 weeks  and i panicked but my hcg was more than doubling! your scans not too far away x

AFM- 6 weeks 5 days today and going for my first scan! to the ladies who have had a scan, how far along were u and did u see a heartbeat?


#25 lovebeingamum76

Posted 19 February 2013 - 09:25 AM

Morning ladies...

1 more sleep until my scan!!!!! So glad it's 9.45am and not in the afternoon......
I have had stitch like feeling under my rib on and off and it's annoying. I don't know what it could be?????

I am working today so I better go.

I hope all is well with everyone


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