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#51 FeralHez

Posted 02 June 2013 - 10:20 PM

Elsa -- my Dds nickname was Wriggler from 12 weeks til 9 months old! so seeing you have a Mr Wriggles makes me smile original.gif

Welcome ShaaraLee and Jess and congrats.

#52 *ShaaraLee*

Posted 03 June 2013 - 12:34 AM

QUOTE (JessicaViolet88 @ 29/05/2013, 06:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hi all    

I'm a bit late to join in, but it's all feeling more real now and I thought it might be good to have people to chat with. I'm due September 25th with my first, we're expecting a girl. 23 weeks today. Have only just started to show within the last fortnight, and it's so nice to look pregnant and feel her kicking around in there original.gif DH and I are happier and closer than ever and I'm really liking this stage. I'm starting to look at things to layby for the nursery, going to wait for the end of financial year sales I think.

Hope everyone is doing well! Looking forward to getting to know you all.

Congrats Jess. Just noticed we are the same age! I am enjoying this stage too, feeling the movement is amazing.
Hope all goes well x

#53 PotatoScallop

Posted 03 June 2013 - 08:23 PM

Thanks HezzaB! Congrats to you too original.gif
That's amazing ShaaraLee, so far and didn't know! Don't feel guilty, you did a test and the gyno said you couldn't be pregnant (?) plus building is extremely stressful. All the best that the baby is healthy and happy. Just think, you breezed through all the 12 week wait and worry, you can tell everyone straight away, and the pregnancy should fly by! You'll be right original.gif Congratulations on your engagement! Big year for you. Hey our due dates are only 5 days apart. Do you know what you're having?

How is everyone going? Has anyone had their GTT yet? I'm really not looking forward to it,  keep throwing sugary food up lately, hopefully it will be fine. I missed my chance to get in for the Calmbirth course, they're all booked out sad.gif I'm scared of labour. I can barely cope with diarrhoea cramps, I'm terrified of contractions.

Hope everyone is doing well

#54 againagain

Posted 06 June 2013 - 08:52 PM

Anyone seen Dresden around? Hope she is ok.

#55 Nepheline

Posted 06 June 2013 - 09:07 PM

QUOTE (againagain @ 06/06/2013, 08:52 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Anyone seen Dresden around? Hope she is ok.

I just did a little search and she's had a change of UN, but was posting today.

#56 againagain

Posted 08 June 2013 - 07:26 PM

Well I just got the call to say I failed the one hour GCT  sad.gif  I was borderline apparently (which I am pretty sure I have been the last 3 times as well!) Just another reason to miss my laid back dr that has retired. Have to go back for the 2 hour test now. Pooh.

#57 HurryUpAlready

Posted 08 June 2013 - 07:46 PM

ShaaraLee - congratulations and OMG! That's crazy to think you're going for a 12 week scan and be told that are almost 23 weeks!! You're already over half way through your pregnancy, it will FLY by! Don't worry about not being organized... other than lay-by'ing a pram at sbout 30 weeks, I didn't start any sort of shopping or organizing for my first baby until I was about 36 weeks or so - I was too busy at work prior, and was too superstitious! You've still got heaps of time, you'll be fine. Have a baby shower, that will take care of all the little things then all you have to organize is a pram, car seat & cot!

Againagain, bummer about the GTT. I'll have mine this week. My OB always goes straight to the 2 hour test. I just need to arrange for DH to stay home with DD one morning so I can do it in peace.

No news from me, other than putting my back out this week which has been awful. I *think* it is improving though, so hopefully I'll be on the move again soon.

We visited our new house this morning - the current owners offered to show us how everything works etc. it was fun imagining which room/s to put the kids in and seeing DD run around her new backyard. I can't wait to get in there in 4 weeks time! Better start packing I guess.

Hi to everyone else, hope you're all well. Third trimester, here we come!

PS. Againagain, have you ever had any of your kids sharing a room from newborn age? I'm considering putting DD and the new bub in the one room so I can still keep another bedroom as a study. Do you have any thoughts /advice?

#58 FeralHez

Posted 10 June 2013 - 09:11 AM

Hurryupalready, as soon as bub grows out of the crib (about 4-6 months as its only small), he will be sharing with dd who will be two and a bit. Our house is too small we don't have the choice as the cot won't fit in our room.
Hope your back gets better and the move goes well.

#59 againagain

Posted 10 June 2013 - 06:28 PM

Nope, have not had a newbie sharing with an older one yet, we have the newbies in our room for the first 3-4 months. I would consider it, I think it would depend what sort of baby you got (fairly settled etc) and how deeply the other child sleeps. I had friends whose baby slept in the hallway for the first few months as they didn't want to share with the baby and neither did their older kids lol.

I hope your back feels better soon. Reminds me I must get booked into my osteo too.

#60 Elsa 1st Baby

Posted 11 June 2013 - 07:59 PM

Hi Ladies,

What a week... did the GTT today, see my OB on friday. Hope I have the test back in time.

Nickies I cant remember the brand of the armchair, only how comfy it was but I think it was about $300. I'll check out your website. Do you know how long it takes to ship from the US?

ShaaraLee, how amazing is that???? Congrats!!!! and welcome.

againagin, sorry to hear you failed the test  sad.gif

HezzaB that funny, how is bub now, still Wriggles?

#61 Elsa 1st Baby

Posted 13 June 2013 - 01:55 PM

Failed GTT test  mad.gif

oh well.

#62 HurryUpAlready

Posted 13 June 2013 - 02:51 PM

QUOTE (Elsa 1st Baby @ 13/06/2013, 11:55 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Failed GTT test  mad.gif

oh well.

Bummer Elsa. Was it the 1 or 2 hour test? Did they say what your reading came back as? I failed mine last pregnancy, but only just so other than avoiding soft drink, lollies & chocolate, I didn't have to change anything else about my diet, thank goodness. Hopefully if you do have GD, it's as mild as mine was.

I better go and book in my test.

#63 Dresden

Posted 13 June 2013 - 03:10 PM

Dresden here original.gif

Still hanging on. Still having twice weekly bloods, levels seemed to have stabilized for now. Passed my glucose challenge, so at least I don't have to worry about that on top of everything else.

I look like a mummy at the moment, the Egyptian type, wearing a tubigrip tube from bust to hips for extra support, plus a pregnancy girdle to help keep me together lol.

Elsa, sorry to hear about your GTT. sad.gif Get in contact with your local diabetes educator as soon as you can.

Hope everyone else is doing okay original.gif

#64 againagain

Posted 13 June 2013 - 09:53 PM

Glad you are ok for now kickoponomusinside! Not sure about you but I only have three kids at home and I keep thinking 'for goodness sake, I just want a baby not all this fuss!" But I know we don't get to choose.

Elsa I failed my one hour test too (well, borderline) so I'm off for the two hour one on Wednesday. No mean feat to figure out how in the world to get to the hospital (half hour away) by 8.30am and get two kids to school at 9am and have a toddler which the pathology lady said prefer not to bring as I am not allowed to get up and walk around.  Geez what does she think, that I am made of babysitters or soemthing?! lol

Pelvis is killing me in bed at night, and really sore today as I was on my feet all day. The other morning I 'forgot' I was pregnant when I woke up and half jumped out of bed to go to the loo and heard a mighty crack in the symphysis region, now it pretty much hurts all the time. *sigh*

#65 HurryUpAlready

Posted 14 June 2013 - 10:39 PM

Hi ladies. Just popping in for a whinge. I hope you've all had a better 24 hours than I have! Although againagain, with your pelvic pain, maybe not!

My sh*tty day started last night. We had dinner with friends (that part was lovely) and as we got home, I was busting to go to the loo, of course. Got a nasty surprise to discover blood in the toilet bowl, toilet paper, underwear... then the floor as I stood up. Naturally this freaked me out a bit. I know some women bleed during their pregnancies, but this was a first for me so off to the hospital we went.

By the time I got there the bleeding had stopped, baby's heartbeat was fine and I could feel it moving around, so they sent me home telling me it was probably just "one of those things". Fair enough, panic over.

Rushed to get ready this morning to be back at the hospital by 8am for my 2 hour GTT test. That part was fine (I still like the green drink!) but I didn't get anything to eat/drink until 11.30am, by which time I felt horrid and had a terrible headache. Great.

I managed a nap whilst DD had her lunch time sleep, only to wake up and find the dog (who had been hanging out the front - without her collar on), missing. Sh*t. Grabbed DD and was just about to start driving the streets when the Ranger called to advise he had picked up our dog. He brought her home so thank goodness that ended well. Could have been a disaster given the dog wasn't wearing her collar (my fault).

I'm so so tired tonight. Still feel awful and DH is obviously out drinking after work. Nice. No call to let me know he'd be late. I kept DD up past her bed time thinking he'd be home any minute, but apparently not. So I've locked up the house, turned off all the lights and have gone to bed without dinner (I couldn't be bothered making anything). I'm so cranky - he knew I felt terrible, knew I was tired, and obviously couldn't have cared less. Nice.

So, here's hoping that tomorrow is a better day, because I am over it!

Sorry, I should have put this in venting!!

Have a great weekend ladies, I hope you're all well. xx

#66 againagain

Posted 15 June 2013 - 11:34 AM

Hurry Up Already - that bleeding would have been so scary!! I wonder what it was? So glad your little one is ok though. Would have freaked me out completely.

#67 Dresden

Posted 16 June 2013 - 07:51 PM

Got called to come back into womens assessment clinic today. Bile acid levels have started rising again. Pooh.

#68 mamababyowl

Posted 17 June 2013 - 04:14 PM

So sorry to hear about your cra*ppy day Hurryupalready. The bleed must have been really scary, and even after you found out bub was all ok you must have felt pretty drained. Anyway, glad to hear the bleeding stopped and hope you are feeling ok.

Oh yeah, I completely sympathise with the pelvic pain. I remember actually yelping in my first pg, when I got out of bed one night. From then on I had to always get out of bed with knees together. Was hard to remember at 1am! Physio at RHW in Sydney showed me a great stretch that gave me so much relief, and the pain actually went away before the end of the pg which surprised me.

Sorry to hear about GTT results. I have mine in a couple of weeks.

Hope everyone is ok - ligaments holding together and blood sugars stabilising....

On a happy note - DD and DS were so excited last night to feel baby really kicking. They've felt a few little wriggles before, but last night bub was really putting on the moves and they just love it. The looks on their faces made my week.


#69 Dresden

Posted 21 June 2013 - 03:20 PM

We're going early. No later than 37 weeks at this stage.

Hope everyone else is doing ok!

#70 againagain

Posted 21 June 2013 - 07:05 PM

37 weeks - that sounds ok :-) Not too early to be scary! I hope you are feeling ok? A lady I know had OC and just about scratched herself silly the poor thing. It was awful.

I was cleared of GD today whoop! Sadly, now they are jumping up and down about my thyroid so I have to see a specialist next week. I feel like rolling my eyes and making stupid faces at them as I feel fine, but I guess better to be safe than sorry. Apparently someone should have contacted me re thyroid when I was 20 weeks and no one did, so the OB and mid I saw today cracked it and personally made me an appointment etc. Seems like things are getting slightly better at my hospital.
More bloods for me first thing Monday morning *sigh* I'm turning into a pin cushion!!

#71 Dresden

Posted 22 June 2013 - 10:51 AM

Yes, I'm happy with 37 weeks, initially they were mentioning 35-36 weeks, now with the urso they'll take a wait and see and as long as i'm coping and the levels stay below a certain point I can go to 37. If they take a hike up, or they think i'm at the end of my tether then they'll reconsider the earlier date. I'll do my best to hold out as long as I can though.

#72 Dresden

Posted 22 June 2013 - 10:53 AM

Good news on the GD AgainAgain, and I hear you on the pincushion. The bloods chair in the WAU is now referred to as *My* chair lol. Oh Hi, go sit in your chair.

I hope your thyroid issue sorts itself out. xx

#73 becella86

Posted 24 June 2013 - 11:11 PM

Hi all, I'm new to this forum thing but looking to connect with other ppl obviously due in September, this will be my number 3 and another girl, I'm currently 27 weeks and due on the 20th, also I'm looking to join any fb groups for babies due in September

#74 becella86

Posted 24 June 2013 - 11:11 PM

Hi all, I'm new to this forum thing but looking to connect with other ppl obviously due in September, this will be my number 3 and another girl, I'm currently 27 weeks and due on the 20th, also I'm looking to join any fb groups for babies due in September

#75 KBaz

Posted 25 June 2013 - 09:17 AM

Hi everyone,
Another newbie here, due on the 16th with number 1. As September gets closer I'm starting to feel a bit disorganised so I've decided to try and get started on a birth plan. Did many of you use one and how successful was it?

Looking forward to getting your expert advice!

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