Jump to content
Take Two ...
8 replies to this topic
Posted 20 February 2013 - 04:39 PM
Hi ladies,Thought I might drop a line in and introduce myself .. So I'm Amanda and my husband's name is Nate. We were married in feb 2012 and fell pregnant in August with our first child together,( I have a daughter from a previous relationship). Pregnancy went reasonably well apart from having a bad virus/ fever at 8 - 10 weeks. However our joy came to a crashing halt when at the 20week scan they had problems seeing the heart and we referred urgently to the maternal cardiac specialist at the mater. We then food out that our baby boy had a heart that hasn't formed correctly a mix of hypo left heart and a few other things. We made the heart breaking desicion then to terminate the pregnancy . Baby Cooper was then born 3 days later on the 29th November . On the 31st of jan we got the results that everything was normal which I guess is a good thing but makes me a little angry cause clearly if everything was normal he would of been able to live. So now we are trying for our Rainbow baby .. I know it's pretty soon but I feel more than ready , we both just want a little baby so badly. I actually had a lovely lady tell me "not to worry as my baby's spirit is near me and will come back to us soon" so that's made me feel that our baby's spirit is just waiting for a body for which it can come into our lives .. Sorry if that sounds a little out there .. While I now can't wait to be pregnant again, I'm also terrified that we will be that "unlucky couple" once again . I'm looking forward to getting to know you ladies and sharing stories and not feeling quite alone on this scary path.
Posted 20 February 2013 - 04:42 PM
I also forgot to say is someone able to point me on the direction of what some of the abbreviations mean .. I'm a little lost with AF and CD ..
Posted 20 February 2013 - 04:50 PM
I'm not a regular in the TTC section, I'm a recent topics drifter.
However this will help with the abbreviations and acronyms http://www.essentialbaby.com.au/forums/ind...howtopic=838840
Posted 20 February 2013 - 05:39 PM
Hi Mandee, I am so sorry for your loss and want to wish you all the very best of luck in getting your rainbow baby. Are you using Ovulation predictor kits (OPK)? Temping or any other method to increase your chances of getting pregnant sooner rather than later? I would highly recommend and using fertility friend to chart your temperature which helps to keep track of when you ovulate
I wish you the best
Posted 23 February 2013 - 02:47 PM
I have thought about using a ovulation kit . Last time I was measuring my temp and it never seemed to really spike .. ATM we have been having sex pretty much every night minus two nights so here's hoping
Posted 30 March 2013 - 02:10 PM
Let me start by saying I'm so sorry for your loss!!
I to lost my little girl at 19wand 4 days due to
Pre premature rupture of membranes on Feb 1st 2013
Our Baby girl Asher Anita was perfect!!
I am still awaiting results to why this happened
If we can get any!
We have a son who is 12 months!
I am waiting to get the all clear to start trying again!
We are ready it took us 2.5 years to get my son
So when we fell pregnant 5 months post my sons birth it was a very
I look forward to sharing this journey with you!
Are you in another forum? I don't know where to go for TTC #2 after a loss???
Posted 20 April 2013 - 02:29 PM
Had a fair bit on lately and then realised the other day that I was a little late. ( 4 days) I completely doubted that I would be pregnant as when I thought I was due to ovulate came up negative on a ovulation test. However did a test yesterday and what do you know. BFP!
I am a little excited but I think im terrified at the same time, I have a my parents and such and they just say I have to be positive, but it's so hard when you've been though that kinda pain.
Anyways I just thought I'd pop in and share my big news with you all.
1 user(s) are reading this topic
0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users
We love to see the cool creations kids build when they play with LEGO DUPLO. Enter and share a picture of your childs creation for a chance to WIN 1 of 10 LEGO DUPLO prize packs worth over $100 each.
A recent Reddit thread has revealed some of the more creative names in the world.
A US woman awakened this week from a four-month-long coma that doctors had feared would be permanent and learned that she had given birth to a baby boy, according to her family.
Posting a lot of baby photos doesn't make you a bad person. It may make your Facebook feed a little irritating, but it doesn't make you a bad person.
It's time to shift the focus off what dads aren’t doing and shine it on what they are.
If you're only just joining the modern cloth nappy movement, or would like to spruce up your collection, we have to introduce you to Designer Bums.
When you’ve just had a baby, having sex isn’t usually top priority. In fact, for a lot of women it rates about as appealing as changing another dirty nappy.
Is it acceptable to use these car parking spots when pregnant? How many of us would admit to doing it?
Fertility doctors have described their "most extraordinary case" - creating a healthy baby from sperm taken 48 hours after a man had died.
A Canadian woman who had declined to have her children immunised against pertussis, better known as whooping cough, has changed her position now that all seven of her children have come down with the disease.
New research suggests that taking specific pregnancy probiotics could be the answer to a range of common pregnancy side effects.
Let’s keep talking about these issues and not allow them to be put into a neat little box that’s labelled ‘Fix childcare and everything is solved’.
When trolls felt the need to comment on 35-year-old singer-songwriter Pink's weight, her answer was an awesome ode to body love.
A national chain of fertility clinics is offering egg donors a $5000 payment to cover their expenses, a first for Australia which is raising concerns the money could act as an inducement.
Australian officials could do nothing to stop an Australian couple from abandoning their baby son, born through surrogacy in India, after they decided they did not want to bring him to Australia.
Individual choice works for haircuts and handbags, but not for preventing infectious diseases that kill kids.
If there is one thing Leilani Rogers knows about childbirth, it is that no two deliveries are ever the same.
Note to self: less sewing, more life. Not the party dress, but the party. The toddler, as usual, has it all figured out.
In 1965, Zella Jackson-Price was told her premature baby girl had died shortly after birth.
Sign up to receive 30 amazing tips and ideas for play with baby during the month of April and submit a picture or tip on our social wall for a chance to win an amazing Fisher-Price prize pack.
Top 5 Articles
Travelling with kids requires a whole other set of skills - ones that I have learned through (sometimes unfortunate) trial and error.
I’m not expecting you to be as calm as you might be right now. What I mean is that if your panic levels are through the roof during a stressful situation, let’s bring them down to just under the ceiling.
A toddler was taken to hospital after a waitress served her sangria instead of cranberry juice at a US restaurant.
Is it shaming to point out that women are often being let down in birth?
For some people, this certificate will offer a sense of validation that their child was acknowledged as being here and now gone, and will help them with life post-loss.
'Phantom pregnancy kicks’ are encountered by many mums months - or even years - after their pregnancy is over.
There's one simple switch that could save you hundreds of dollars a year in private health insurance.
The harmful effects of smoking during pregnancy on unborn babies may be seen in tiny movements in their faces using 4D ultrasound scans, research has found.
Pete Evans' paleo cookbook for kids caused a storm, but there are plenty of other unsafe food trends for babies and toddlers.
Modern medicine could not save 19-year-old Sophie Burgess who died 48 hours after giving birth to twins in the UK.
Once upon a time, I was a fan of job interviews. That all changed after I'd switched careers, had a baby and decided to spend the first year at home with her.
Two Queensland families are grieving the loss of their toddler sons after the boys drowned in separate incidents last week.
A Norwegian man is facing jail after putting abortion pills in his ex-girlfriend's smoothie, causing her to have a miscarriage.
Jordy Jackson was born without eyes. He has anophthalmia, which affects one in every 100,000 babies born.
Model Sarah Stage has defended her pregnancy body after critics claimed her slim figure at eight-and-a-half months pregnant wasn't "normal".
I love to take pictures of my children. In some of the pictures, my younger son is nursing.
There are things I wish I didn't know. I wish I didn't know that companies make tiny braces, small enough to hold necks no bigger than a wrist.
If your family is more into Star Wars, gaming and the periodic table than most, you might want to check out these geek-chic baby items.
Not a day under 65 and a lifetime of struggle! That's the look of these newborns, who look adorably older than their real age. Social networking site Reddit recently featured user submissions of adorable grandbabies, here are our favourites.
Announcing that you're expecting can be a time to express your creativity, sense of humour and imagination. Check out how other parents and parents-to-be have broken the news to friends and family.
Are you one of those that know the whole IKEA catalogue by heart? Love their stuff but want to personalise it? Here's some inspiration to help you realise the potential of IKEA furniture and fittings.
A French court may have ruled out Nutella as a baby name, but that doesn't have to stop you from taking inspiration from the supermarket (or bottle shop). See what parents in the US have chosen for their delicious little ones.
Check out this range of products designed to help make your breastfeeding journey more enjoyable, manageable and convenient.
SIGN UP NOW!
Receive a daily email from Essential Baby for just the month of April with great play tips and ideas, then submit your baby at play photos to our Playwall, Instagram or Twitter for your chance to win.