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#26 alecia1986

Posted 02 May 2013 - 08:42 PM

Finally made a doctors appt for next week - I'm so nervous about it (not entirely sure why!)

Sparky - ill be 9 weeks tomorrow and I feel the nausea is easing up a little bit... And im feeling a little less pregnant... But I'm still incredibly exhausted. Oh and bending over is really uncomfortable.

#27 sparkythewonderdog

Posted 03 May 2013 - 09:21 AM

QUOTE (alecia1986 @ 02/05/2013, 08:42 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Finally made a doctors appt for next week - I'm so nervous about it (not entirely sure why!)

Sparky - ill be 9 weeks tomorrow and I feel the nausea is easing up a little bit... And im feeling a little less pregnant... But I'm still incredibly exhausted. Oh and bending over is really uncomfortable.


Oh yes, the exhaustion is still very much there for me too. I can't remember ever being this tired so much of the time before. If that is what it takes to build a baby though I don't mind a bit.

#28 eks81

Posted 03 May 2013 - 10:12 AM

As tired as I am, I know I am nowhere near as tired as I was with my first. I would literally fall asleep on the half hour trip home nearly every day with DS! I think the fact that as soon as my head hits the pillow I am out like a light and don't wake up until the alarm is helping. Before I fell pregnant, I would wake up several times a night and take an hour or so to get back to sleep, so sleeping well is a new thing for me!

We have our first scan tomorrow. Fingers crossed everything is happy in there!



#29 Alli&Dean

Posted 03 May 2013 - 10:57 AM

QUOTE (eks81 @ 03/05/2013, 10:12 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
As tired as I am, I know I am nowhere near as tired as I was with my first. I would literally fall asleep on the half hour trip home nearly every day with DS! I think the fact that as soon as my head hits the pillow I am out like a light and don't wake up until the alarm is helping. Before I fell pregnant, I would wake up several times a night and take an hour or so to get back to sleep, so sleeping well is a new thing for me!

We have our first scan tomorrow. Fingers crossed everything is happy in there!


Good luck for tomorrow eks xx  I can second the tired thing... if i sit anywhere, I end up a drooling pile of zzzzz's.  I fell asleep in the car waiting for my sons' school bell to ring.  Lucky my phone rang to wake me as the last few parents were already walking their children out of the gate!  

Apparently I am snoring lightly too.  How embarrassment.  As if all the other unflattering side effects of preg werent enough haha.

Have a good day fellow jellybellies xx

#30 Whoopsie

Posted 04 May 2013 - 06:31 PM

I can handle the tired - but is anyone else feeling huge? I mean I'm only 5 1/2 weeks and I get it's bloating plus with not much gap between the two I didn't lose all of my belly yet, but I look massive and it's really getting to me  sad.gif  

I'm fairly active - walk almost 5km a day, play social netball most weeks and just started coaching my daughters netball team, plus I have a 5month old. And I'm still eating fairly healthy (although am hungry  more often) Any suggestions on how to not look and feel so big?

#31 alecia1986

Posted 04 May 2013 - 06:50 PM

My pants are uncomfortable. They were already a bit tight but now they are uncomfortable to wear. I need to get some of those extender things ASAP lol... In the meantime I'm wearing skirts wherever possible


I am slowly gettîng my appetite back now but still feel a bit sick

#32 Pink1984

Posted 05 May 2013 - 07:19 AM

Thought i would drop in as well. Im just under 8 weeks and already in maternity pants. My tummy is definantly bloated and wearing normal pants is very uncomfortable. Probably doesnt help that im a tiny build and have recently been told that im carrying identical twins. My appetite is slowly coming back but im still feeling very neuseous in the mornings and if i try and cook raw meat.
I have another scan on Tuesday to check whether the bubs have a membrane between them and make sure their hearts are still beating strong and they are growing appropriately, so fingers crossed for a good result.

#33 sparkythewonderdog

Posted 05 May 2013 - 12:14 PM

QUOTE (Whoopsie @ 04/05/2013, 06:31 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I can handle the tired - but is anyone else feeling huge? I mean I'm only 5 1/2 weeks and I get it's bloating plus with not much gap between the two I didn't lose all of my belly yet, but I look massive and it's really getting to me  sad.gif  

I'm fairly active - walk almost 5km a day, play social netball most weeks and just started coaching my daughters netball team, plus I have a 5month old. And I'm still eating fairly healthy (although am hungry  more often) Any suggestions on how to not look and feel so big?


Hey Whoopsie, there is a possibility a lot of what you feel is bloating and gut irritation. Do you eat much bread or pasta? It might we worth you looking to drop these for a bit and see if it helps. It is pretty common for people to me mildly allergic to gluten and not know. Don't starve yourself though. Try swapping sandwiches for soups and pasta for casserole and brown rice. just an idea, it happened to work really well for me and you lose nothing trying it out.

#34 Whoopsie

Posted 05 May 2013 - 03:49 PM

Thanks for the suggestion but no I don't eat much of that. Myself and partner did Michelle Bridges 12wbt last year while trying to get pregnant and have been back eating the same sort of food the last few months so not much bread (and wholegrain when I do) and only limited pasta - maybe once a fortnight if that?

I am about to sign up again for another round - obviously not to lose weight this time  wink.gif  - but just to eat as healthy as I can and do the pregnancy exercises as well as my walking. It's just really getting me down - I'm not even sure how I'm going to fit into my workpants this week and really don't want to be explaining it to people yet!

But on the plus side - we get to see our little "rice grain" this Thursday  eexcite.gif

Edited by Whoopsie, 05 May 2013 - 03:50 PM.


#35 Zachary Quack

Posted 06 May 2013 - 08:56 AM

I am also feeling really bloated and like I need bigger pants already. I am now 9w1d and I have another GP appointment this morning to get the referrals to the midwives sorted. I think I might refuse to get weighed today, I have scales at home and I am on them every day so I know exactly what's happening with my weight. I have put on 2kg already :/ but in my defense, the ONLY thing I have felt like eating for the past 3-4 weeks is hot chips. I am still vomiting occasionally but I can now face normal food again, so I should be able to return to normal eating and keep my weight under control.

Has anyone had swollen feet/legs yet? I worked 2 12 hour days over the weekend and spent most of the shifts on my feet, and last night my legs were really swollen! They came down overnight (I lost 2.6kg between going to bed and getting up this morning!) and I will be wearing compression stockings to work from now on, as well as trying to make sure I sit down more often.

#36 ChristieV

Posted 07 May 2013 - 02:12 PM

Wow Pink, twins! How exciting. How are you feeling about carrying (and parenting!) two?

2cats, I had bad swelling toward the end of my last pregnancy, but never this early on. Such long days on your feet will do that though. Good idea with the stockings. I imagine you can't avoid the hours on your feet? Keep up your fluids too - it makes a big difference if you're well hydrated.

Feeling tired but otherwise fine here. On the upside, I am sleeping better - out for the count as soon as my head hits the pillow! I'm 6W+2 today. Not feeling especially pregnant, which was the case last time too. No MS and no sore boobs, just some light cramping every so often - a reminder that things are growing and changing in there original.gif

#37 {Jade}

Posted 07 May 2013 - 04:40 PM

Hi ladies original.gif    

I can sympathise with those feeling bloated, as I am too. My belly grows over the course of each day. How embarrassing that its not even baby, just bloating! I suppose I better get used to it as it will eventually be baby sometime soon!

How exciting to see yours this week Whoopsie! I wish I could see mine again, will be in a couple of weeks for our NT scan, not sure when yet.

As of yesterday, I no longer have an embryo, but a fetus apparently! Correct me if I'm wrong but one of my apps said the 10 week mark is the start of a fetus. I'm a quarter of the way there and no one even knows yet! Lol original.gif I am dying to spill the beans to the world!! So at least I can get excited about it and not have to hide it from everyone.

Thankfully the last few days, my appetite, motivation and general enthusiasm and energy has returned. I no longer want to veg out all day on the lounge and (not cook but) eat crappy food. Going back to my yoga class tonight too as I haven't been up to it the last few weeks. Yay to feeling a bit normal again!!

Hope you all hit that feeling sometime soon too.
Take care xx

#38 Zachary Quack

Posted 07 May 2013 - 06:20 PM

Sooo many people know about my embryo (congrats on your foetus Jade!). I am a nurse and have recently been allocated patients with chemo and then shingles, so I have had to say "I can't accept this patient" which automatically outs you in my workplace. I am still nervous about this pregnancy though :/. I booked in my 12 week scan yesterday. It's on 22nd May, when I will actually be 11w3d. My GP suggested we might be able to see gender then if the baby was in a favourable position, but I am not holding my breath since it's so early.

My crazy neurotic brain is quietly whispering to me "You know something could have gone wrong between the last scan (8w1day) and now, and you wouldn't even know until that scan... don't you dare get excited about seeing it again!". My brain is the worst.

I was thinking yesterday, I can't wait to be pregnant for the second time because I think I will be less neurotic then, having gone through it before.

ChristieV, for the first three or so weeks of knowing (5-8 weeks maybe?) I slept like a log. I was exhausted and when my head hit the pillow, that was it!

#39 shellygirl

Posted 07 May 2013 - 08:59 PM

Hi girls glad everything is going well. Except poor kimmyT, hope she is doing ok. Something I wish no one had to experience. Thinking of you kimmy.
Hope the bloating settles for you whoopsie. Mine was really bad ( and wind, sorry tmi) from about 5-8 weeks but is settling now. It's so uncomfortable.
Congrats Jade for reaching 10 week mark! You must be one of the earlier ones in this group.
Hope your scan went well today Pink 1984. Twins, that must be a lot to wrap your head around. I know a couple of identical twins and they have an amazing bond. One even got morning sickness too when her twin was pregnant.  2catsand a baby I can understand where you're coming from. I think being a nurse makes you more aware of everything that can go wrong as we are surrounded with sickness and trauma all the time. I was working 12 hour shifts in ICU when I was pregnant with my daughter. I had two bleeds after particularly busy shifts ( to be fair though i had lots of complications with that pregnancy) I ended up going on maternity leave early when the bird flu outbreak was in full swing and we had two pts in the unit. I thought this time round I wouldn't stress about things as much but I haven't had a good start though.
AFM well had another scan today 9 weeks!!! Strong heart beat and position is looking ok now a bit high but not like the predictions a fortnight ago. I had convinced myself over the last couple of days that it was over coz my nausea had decreased and I had some mild pain on the right side. Now I can try get in with an OB.

#40 alecia1986

Posted 07 May 2013 - 09:35 PM

Finally went to the doctor today. She was so excited (it was really creepy). Did bloods & urine (which I managed to tip on myself :/ ) and collapsed a vein and my arms turned red around both areas. Just a bit bruised & sore now. Go back in a week for the results original.gif

#41 Zachary Quack

Posted 08 May 2013 - 12:38 PM

Shellygirl, I am also in ICU and work 12 hour shifts. I've been lucky so far in that they haven't been busy as such, just needed a lot of standing (had 2 wardies at opposite ends of the unit so lots of walking, then a conscious tubed pt who was determined to self-extubate but the docs didn't want sedation or restraint...) Are you still working in ICU now?

Alecia, is that for your 10 week bloods? Good luck with the results, and as for tipping the wee on yourself, that sounds like something I'd do!

#42 Pink1984

Posted 08 May 2013 - 06:59 PM

QUOTE (ChristieV @ 07/05/2013, 02:12 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Wow Pink, twins! How exciting. How are you feeling about carrying (and parenting!) two?


Im feeling very excited. After 2 and a half years of trying and over 6 months of IVF im guessing that im one of the luckiest people around at the moment original.gif Havent really thought about parenting two just yet, want to get past the pregnancy stage first. But i have an amazing husband and a very supportive family so im sure ill be fine original.gif

#43 Pink1984

Posted 08 May 2013 - 07:01 PM

QUOTE (shellygirl @ 07/05/2013, 08:59 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hope your scan went well today Pink 1984. Twins, that must be a lot to wrap your head around. I know a couple of identical twins and they have an amazing bond. One even got morning sickness too when her twin was pregnant.


I have heard that identical twins can have an amazing bond and even sometimes feel each others pain. Its incredible really. Im sure ill just have to learn as i go. I dont actually know any identical twins so my family isnt going to be much help in that regard

#44 Pink1984

Posted 08 May 2013 - 07:16 PM

Jade - Not long to go until you can shout it from the rooftops original.gif
I cant wait until i can let everyone know. In my case because i have been doing IVF (and work is aware of it) i feel as though everyone is looking at my tummy wondering if i am pregnant yet lol. Its probably my imagination but im convinced that they are biting their tongues especially at the end of the day when my tummy is really bloated and i feel like im 5 months pregnant.

My scan yesterday went really well. Heartbeats were at about 164 bpm and both embryo's were 1.85cm long. The sonographer said all is looking as it should at this point. Which is really exciting

Twocatsandababy - I had no idea it was possible to find out the sex at 12 weeks. I thought that we wouldnt know until about 18 weeks. Wow thats amazing. I hope they are in a favourable position for you

Hope everyone else is going well and starting to get over the morning sickness and feeling better original.gif

#45 shellygirl

Posted 08 May 2013 - 07:53 PM

Great news pink!! So long in the waiting but they will be so worth it I'm sure. So does that mean they are identical?
2catsandababy I'm not in ICU anymore. When my DD was about 18months old I was finding it hard living away from family and my husband was commuting for 4 hrs each day to Sydney for work. We decided to make a lifestyle change and moved down south coast to be close to my family. So that meant working in a small rural hospital. Big change. But it has been good for us and my daughter. Just along way to travel to see specialists when having complications. I do miss my 1on 1 ventilated pt. esp. when I am l am in charge of the hospital on arvo and nights plus having a pt load. but only part time so shifts go super fast.

#46 alecia1986

Posted 08 May 2013 - 08:05 PM

2cats - it's the first time I've been - she ordered a whole heap of bloods - not sure if it counts as my 10 weeks or not. She did like chicken pox, full blood count, rubella, HIV, etc... I go back next week anyway for results and she said I would be weighed etc.

I was trying to make sure the jar was clean, but with two bandaged arms it was hard and I tipped it on my arm & leg. Pmsl...

#47 alecia1986

Posted 08 May 2013 - 08:12 PM

A Q for you all... The doctor mentioned I'm entitled to free flu & whooping cough injections - what are people's thoughts? I would've though vaccinations would be risky during pregnancy so had never put thought into it

#48 ErinNAnt

Posted 08 May 2013 - 09:57 PM

Congrats pink xxxx......

And wow what way you girls have come in just lil over a week!!! it is so amazing reading all these posts and updated

Alecia - I had a flu shot today - so I hope I did the right thing ??????

well a lil update on myself  - subchronic haematoma last week it was 13 x 6 x 14mm this week it is 25 x 28 x3mm (apparently only slightly more prominent - I waould say a lot bigger)

I am sick of so called professionals saying only time will tell sad.gif, however they are right........ I just can not get into this pregnancy at all or allow myself to become the smallest bit excited

I have also as yet had no bleeding - not sure if that's good or bad........

Heart rate today 165 up from 132 last week and measuring 1.66cm

So 8 + 1 today and hoping all goes well xx

Looking forward to reading all your updates xx

#49 Pink1984

Posted 09 May 2013 - 06:59 AM

QUOTE (shellygirl @ 08/05/2013, 07:53 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Great news pink!! So long in the waiting but they will be so worth it I'm sure. So does that mean they are identical?

Yep they sure are. The IVF specialist was very excited. Said that they get a lot of twins in his field but not many identical twins

Alecia1986 - i was a bit worried about getting the vaccines. Mainly because i have never had the flu vaccine and my grandmother is allergic to it, whenever she has it she is very sick for a week or so after. I just didnt want to take the risk. But if you have had it before and never had an issue it should be fine. I dont get sick very often (touch wood).
Also when i went to the doctors i got all those bloodtests as well. from what i can tell i think the 10 week bloodtest is different because it is a screening bloodtest. Which is used in conjunction with the ultrasound to test for down syndrome. The screening bloodtest must be done between 9 and 13 weeks but is best done at 10 weeks (quoting from a handout i got from the doctors re The first trimester screening test)

#50 {Jade}

Posted 09 May 2013 - 07:16 AM

QUOTE (alecia1986 @ 08/05/2013, 08:12 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
A Q for you all... The doctor mentioned I'm entitled to free flu & whooping cough injections - what are people's thoughts? I would've though vaccinations would be risky during pregnancy so had never put thought into it


My doctor highly recommended I get the flu shot, it is recommended that pregnant women get it. I've had it before. My work was giving it out for free so I did go and get it, I was about 5-6 wks at the time. No side effects for me. Will hopefully save me getting sick further into my pregnancy.


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