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#26 lozandash

Posted 14 June 2013 - 03:35 PM

Yay original.gif I was hoping it was the baby. It's fun to have something to look forward to upon waking up in the morning. As I'm not a morning person Tounge1.gif this makes my mornings more bearable! It feels about the size my uterus should be and it's very solid but poking at it doesn't make me want to pee all that bad. I thought if it was my bladder poking at it would make me almost pee my pants Tounge1.gif
And I did think thismorning of how the ultrasound tech makes u drink water before a scan to make the uterus easier to see. And how that must mean the uterus is in front of the bladder pushing the uterus forward original.gif

#27 eks81

Posted 14 June 2013 - 03:41 PM

Yep, from memory I think it's about 12 weeks or so that a midwife should be able to feel your uterus above your pelvis as before that it's not palpable as it's behind the pelvic bone.

#28 alecia1986

Posted 15 June 2013 - 08:40 AM

I desperately want to feel it moving! I wish it would hurry up... Lol

#29 Frankiecat

Posted 15 June 2013 - 09:58 AM

I think I felt baby moving! It felt like a little wave inside but it's hard to know as its my first.
I have just started to pop out a bit more which is kind of fun. I'm 16 weeks tomorrow and have my first midwife hospital appt on Monday afternoon and hoping I get into their midwife program. Has anyone else been for their appt yet?  It's definitely feeling more real now - I've told my boss who was thrilled and my friends at work so now most people know. No fb announcements though!
How is everyone else?? Thinking if you all, xx

#30 Zachary Quack

Posted 15 June 2013 - 10:51 AM

Glad to hear things are holding steady Pink. Still thinking of you!

1bubba, hope the morning sickness gives you a break soon. I had 36 hours puke-free and it was glorious!

Loz, I am not at all thin and my mw was able to palpate the top of my uterus about 5cm below my belly button, so I think you are feeling your baby in its home original.gif

Frankie, we had our first midwives' appt on Thursday which was great. She was able to find the heartbeat with the doppler, which my GP wasn't able to do a week prior. It was awesome. I am being referred to the obstetricians thanks to my weight and the spotting I have had, but she said "You have no other risk factors at all so they might even just see you once and then send you back to the midwives". In all honesty I couldn't care less who I see as long as the baby and I are alive and healthy at the end.

dub, how exciting that you might be able to find out the gender soon! I am soooooo desperate to know my baby's gender, it will seem so much more like a little person in there rather than a little foetus.

#31 bec.star79

Posted 17 June 2013 - 06:24 PM

Hi Ladies, I'm new to all this, not much of "poster" at this point but after 6 Ivf cycles we've had success and I'm due in mid December. And we're getting our monies worth as we're expecting twins!    
To all who've had bleeding my heart goes out to you all, I've been bleeding and cramping on and off heavy, light, bright pink and dark red from our 7 week ultrasound and a couple of big blood clots just to really put the cat amongst the pigeons! We are very lucky to live in a rural area which has a fantastic clinic and we've been able to have an ultrasound either on the day or the next to show that both bubs are happily growing away totally oblivious to our stress and emotional roller coaster! My doctor thinks I've got a cervical erosion, basically a raw patch on the outside of the cervix which bleeds when I strain, sneeze, cough or generally over do it. Apparently not a risk to the babies but no good for my stress levels.Even though we have a diagnosis it still scares every time I go to the toilet and see red.
We've got our 12 week scan on Thursday, had the blood test today, and just keeping fingers crossed as I've had to come home from work again today as the bleeding became heavy again. Thank goodness for a very understanding boss and workmates.
The support you are all giving each other is just fantastic it's great to read how others are going through a similar journey.



#32 alecia1986

Posted 17 June 2013 - 10:44 PM

I received my appt for the hospital today - not until mid July (20 weeks). Exciting all the same original.gif

#33 1bubba

Posted 18 June 2013 - 07:04 AM

Hi all,

Welcome Bec Star! What a tough journey you and your hubby have been on.
What a trooper!

2 cats and a baby - how's things your end? Hope you an bub are well!

To all the other mummies - How's everyone going?

I had my first Midwife appointment at the RNSH, I am over
the moon with the level of care and professionalism I
received on Friday!  I chose to go public even though I
have private top cover (which means nothing except
wasted money to a health fund) because even after paying
premium cover I would still be lumped with a whopping
bill after bub is born. Personally I would rather put that money
into a trust account for bub.
The midwives were great - so excited about my next appointment.

Where is everyone else getting your care?

Morning Sickness has eased off - YAY for now. LOL

Have a great day everyone!   bbighug.gif bbighug.gif

#34 Pink1984

Posted 18 June 2013 - 04:04 PM

Hi BecStar, its always nice to hear other people going through the bleeding and still holding strong. Its such an emotional rollarcoaster ride.

I have another appointment with the specialist tomorrow at the hospital and am hoping that they will let me see that my babies are still happy and healthy. Im still bleeding at this point but its more old brown blood, which still could be from the clot 3 weeks ago. Im 14 weeks today and at 16 weeks start the 2 weekly ultrasounds to monitor TTTS. I think its going to be a long pregnancy.

1bubba - I had my first midwife appt about 2 weeks ago. The midwives were fantastic but said they probably wouldnt have much to do with my because of the high risk pregnancy i have.

Hope everyone else is doing well.
Remember ladies the 2nd trimester is meant to be the most enjoyable so remember to enjoy it original.gif

#35 Zachary Quack

Posted 18 June 2013 - 05:03 PM

Hi becstar! Great to hear your local clinic is so fantastic, it makes a difference when you know you can get care when you need it. The cervical erosion sounds quite scary to have - not that it is risky but seeing blood at all during pregnancy is horrifying.

1bubba, my bub and I are travelling along well AFAIK. I went to the gym today for the first time in ages, and it was really tedious trying to keep my heart rate from going too high. I was barely even ambling on the tread mill, it felt like a major waste of time (but I guess if I was fitter my HR wouldn't go up to 140 until I was moving a lot faster, so, my bad). I'm glad you enjoyed your experience so far in the public system.

Pink, I guess one positive to your situation is that you get to see your bubs regularly. FX they are behaving, sharing nicely and keeping their fluid around them.

I downloaded a countdown app for my phone - 33 days till the 20 week scan, 171 days till bub is due! Sounds like forever but I have a feeling it will fly.

#36 nom_de_plume

Posted 18 June 2013 - 05:03 PM

Hi all - hoping it's okay for me to join in the chat too original.gif

I've got my first appointment with a midwife in 2 days time and I can't wait to hear the baby's heart beat! The morphology scan is booked in for 4 weeks time so the countdown is on to find out the sex original.gif I'm lucky in that i'm low risk and providing I stay that way I'll be using a birth centre.

My 'evening sickness' (mild-moderate nausea) has all but disappeared although I am still exhausted by the end of the day and in bed by 8pm. I normally have low BP and a low heart rate that are now even lower due to being pregnant which makes for a few interesting moments. I don't have a bump yet sad.gif and just look a little bit fatter as opposed to pregnant which I'm hoping will change soon!

I'm discovering there's many upsides to being pregnant too. Namely, filling out a B-cup bra for the first time ever!!! and eating carbs (low GI because i'm trying not to go overboard) for breakfast, lunch and dinner and never feeling guilty about it!

Good luck to everyone having scans or appointments this week original.gif

#37 lozandash

Posted 18 June 2013 - 05:57 PM

Hi all. Just thought I'd check in and see what everyone else is doing in regards to Dr appointments and scans. I've been told by a friend that she received a little book in her first pregnancy that detailed all the scans and medical recommendations. I haven't received anything like that. I've seen a Dr 3 times since my BFP. Once the day after my BFP, next to discuss results of that, and once to get a referral for my NT scan and that time the Dr took most of my details and recorded them in the system. I've had a dating scan and had my NT scan on the 4th of June. At 13 weeks. The NT scan was the last appointment I've had. I know I should see my Dr regarding the results of my NT scan but when is everyone else having their next scan? I'm just over 15 weeks now. The last 2 weeks have flown. I've been quite slack with Dr appointments but it's been a pretty uneventful pregnancy too.  I've barely had MS and had nothing to report. Considering myself very lucky. But don't get me wrong, I am still a nervous wreck at times! :/

#38 alecia1986

Posted 18 June 2013 - 08:08 PM

Loz- I went to the dr today for a Pap smear (oh joy) and she gave me a referral for my 20 week scan. And then I have my midwife appt on 17th July..

I'm 16 weeks today original.gif

Loz- I went to the dr today for a Pap smear (oh joy) and she gave me a referral for my 20 week scan. And then I have my midwife appt on 17th July..

I'm 16 weeks today original.gif

#39 Cassandra.c.crane

Posted 19 June 2013 - 09:37 AM

Oh Bec star! Another set of twins! So exciting! I think we have 4 now in this dig! So awesome!

I don't post on here much I find the Facebook group easier to follow but I wanted to say to those having bleeds tha I had some heavy bleeding for 2 weeks and 4 ultrasounds during that time and am happy to say I have not had any more for over a week and bub is kicking away happily.

Hope your all well. Iam struggling with a cold at the moment! Eek!

#40 monh1981

Posted 19 June 2013 - 03:14 PM

Hi All

New to the group.

After 2 mc we just had our 12week scan confirming an arrival on Boxing Day!

Had horrible morning sickness, with a visit to hospital for dehydration, starting to ease of slowly now.

Have a DS who is almost 3 who we are tying to TT without much luck.

Fingers crossed for everyone on here

#41 Emily H

Posted 20 June 2013 - 10:40 AM

Hi ladies new to the forum, I am currently 15w5d. Due date is 7/12/13. Everything is going well so far. We had our nuchal screening a couple weeks ago and omg! It was one of the most amazing things to see. DF was there to and our little Percy (what we call him/her for now), was so active jumping all over the place it took a few goes to get the measurement since the little bugger wouldn't sit still. We got to see all feet all toe fingers and hands seen the kidneys and bladder, DF even reckons he got a thumbs up from the little one. Can't wait for the next scan :-)

I just can't wait to meet Percy for real.
I'm barely showing and have only put on about 2.5kg
And I found out the other day that the little bugger doesn't like me having weetbix of a morning :-( twice I've had it and about half way through I've had it coming straight back up haha.

All the best to all the mums to be or again out there. :-)

Edited by Emily H, 20 June 2013 - 10:41 AM.


#42 alecia1986

Posted 20 June 2013 - 10:21 PM

Emily I thought the NT scan was really lovely aswell... So sweet to watch..

I'm slowly turning into a big blob... I haven't weighed myself out of fear... Lol!!!

My belly is so tender and I'm STILL throwing up... And peeing all the time. It's driving me INSANE!

#43 Zachary Quack

Posted 23 June 2013 - 10:45 AM

Emily my due date is also 7/12/13!

I've put on about 4kgs now (16w1d) but 3 of those were immediate as soon as I stopped my ketogenic low carb diet.

I am also still vomiting but since I am paranoid and have an anterior placenta, I'm happy to spew every day as a sort of reassurance that everything is still OK in there original.gif TBH I don't know what people mean when they "feel pregnant". If I wasn't vomiting I don't think I would feel any different than normal, especially now I'm in the second trimester.

#44 alecia1986

Posted 23 June 2013 - 11:01 AM

I have gained 3kg now (16w5d), I have terrible heartburn this morning and still vomiting every couple of days. My stomach is constantly sore and I'm uncomfortable. Lol!

But I'm very excited aswell! Went to the baby expo yesterday (I think to too early for me - it was a bit too overwhelming and. Don't think I gained anything from it..) my mum and I are gonna go shopping next weekend and lay by things like car seat, pram etc... Family all want to pitch in but having a small car I need to get a specific pram etc, so they are going to give me however much they want to go toward my lay by (so they aren't paying $400 for my pram etc)

#45 bec.star79

Posted 26 June 2013 - 08:12 PM

Hi All.
We had our NT scan last week and we've got results back as low risk for both bubs, what a relief :)The other news is that both have a sub chorionic hematoma, which is the official diagnosis for all the bleeding i've been having. Our doctor says there's not much we can do except keep fingers crossed and take care of myself, hopefully they will bleed out and heal up naturally, but could be a few more weeks of stress/frustration to come. I've been trying to keep a positive outlook, and focus on all the positives (of which there are plenty!) but the unknown is really starting to take it's toll, I've actually lost about 3 kgs since we had the embryo transfer. So while there is a little bump it just looks like I've eaten to much!
Welcome to the new girls, hope all is travelling well for you.
Does anyone know anything about using Rescue Remedy?

#46 PepeLePew

Posted 26 June 2013 - 10:04 PM

Hi All,

I'm new to the group too. I'm 13+1 and pregnant with my second baby. Due date has changed a couple of times but now looking at 31/12/13 going off my scan today so I just scrape in here.

Hopefully I'll be able to catch up on everything although it's hard in a monthly group. I'm still a member of my first EB group who I love dearly nearly 18 months on!

Are we using this thread or has a FB group been started?

Looking forward to getting to know everyone in time!

#47 Zachary Quack

Posted 27 June 2013 - 04:44 AM

Welcome Pepe LePew! I don't know about the fb group but this thread is...slow moving but active.

I had MORE bleeding yesterday. Getting pretty bloody sick of it I have to say. This time I just went down the corridor at work and begged a friendly midwife to pop the Doppler on for me and check that bub was still with us - yep, there was a great old heart beat in there, and the bleeding has stopped now (fingers crossed) so I will not be rushing around for a 5th ultrasound just now! It's only ever a small amount, probably less than a teaspoon, but it is bright red which they say is not good. I think it's probably my cervix, (tmi) as I had a big  bowel motion just before I noticed the bleeding this time. It's oddly difficult to get medical professionals to have a look at my bits though, i thought this childbirth caper was all about showing off everything you have to anyone passing! I have an appointment with an obstetrician on 1st August, and my 20 week scan on 22nd July, so barring any other complications I'll just hang out till then.

Pink how are you going with the amniotic fluid?

Alecia, are you inspired to go shopping after the expo?

Becstar, I guess at least you know what is causing the bleeding so you can take comfort in that. Hopefully everything will be fine, for both of us!



#48 Pink1984

Posted 27 June 2013 - 07:31 AM

Hi All
2catsandababy - I had another appointment yesterday and both babies were still ok. The subchronic hematoma was still there but doesnt seem to be causing too many problems anymore. I still feel like im leaking fluid but the ultrasound showed a normal amount of amniotic fluid around each baby. I have another ultrasound next Tuesday which will be a lot more involved as this is the point that they start testing for TTTS. They will actually be measuring the hematoma to see whether it has decreased (fingers crossed). I have also started back at work on restricted duties and decreased hours but at least im not sitting around home stressing all day.

#49 alecia1986

Posted 27 June 2013 - 05:55 PM

Hi 2cats! I hope your bleeding stops happening! I haven't had any more since my first bit...

I found the baby expo overwhelming and confusing lol. I didn't know where to look. But we are going to go layby stuff on the weekend original.gif

#50 ~A2~

Posted 29 June 2013 - 09:20 PM

If anyone is looking to join the FB group please check out the first post on this thread for the List for contact details.

Is someone still looking after this list?  If someone is (or can take it over) the list should be posted in each thread ONCE giving details, etc.

Contact needs to be done via pm not in this thread

Regards

Ali


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