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Posted 22 June 2014 - 10:36 PM
Hello. I'm still in hospital 4 days after my op. It has all gone as well as can be expected. My ovary remains intact and my little boy is moving regularly which is a great sign. I have my staples removed tomorrow (12 of them eek!) which I'm very nervous about. It's exceptionally sore but I'm up shuffling myself between the bed and the loo or shower.
Now the initial stage is great news I'm feeling a bit silly but so so very over protective of my bump. The bump is sitting right on top of the scar so I'm carrying it in front of me for fear of it weighing on the cut sight. The nurses think I'm being a bit of a baby and I'm trying to be brave but I don't think they realise how close I've come to losing him.
Guess I'm just feeling sore, tired and over anxious but each day is better than the last.
I've allowed myself a little bednest time surfing baby stuff, especially prams and finally getting some excitement. 20 weeks seems such a long time to worry so I know I need to get over it and sorry for moaning here.
Congrats on everyone's scans, mine is 10 days.
Posted 23 June 2014 - 11:15 AM
Wonderful news theypullthestrings!! Don't worry about the nurses, do what you need to do to feel better xo
Posted 24 June 2014 - 05:54 AM
I thought I'd come in here and update.
I had my amnio done 3 weeks ago. I got my results on Thursday and the baby tested negative for the 3 trisomys. The baby does have some chromosome abnormalities though. I have had no real answers about what this could be but it could be turners syndrome. I am off to brisbane this morning for several appointments with some specialists in this field. I also might be re-doing the amnio with them. Very stressful time but hopefully we get some answers soon!
Posted 24 June 2014 - 07:23 AM
Pullthestrings - dont worry about what anyone else thinks. Of course its been worrying and stressful. The stakes are high. So glad you are in a happier place now. Congratulations.
pixiesticks - that must be very hard to get your head around. The uncertianty would be tough too. I bet everyone is telling you not to stress. How do you feel about it all? Thats good news about the 3 trisomys testing negative. How many weeks are you?
It seems like pregnancy is such a gamble, when the rest of our lives are relatively risk free. Good luck ladies.
Posted 24 June 2014 - 02:02 PM
pixiesticks I hope you get some clarification and answers today xo
Posted 26 June 2014 - 12:19 AM
I am between 19-20 weeks.
The baby does have turners syndrome. XY mosiac turners syndrome to be exact. She is a happy healthy little bubba so far so hopefully she stays that way.
Posted 26 June 2014 - 05:42 PM
Hi pixiesticks how are you feeling now that you have a definite answer?
Posted 26 June 2014 - 07:19 PM
Hi all, I keep forgetting to come back and update. My 20 week scan went well and we found out that we are having a girl! She is a feisty little thing - moving and kicking a lot, but it's a great feeling!
I am nearly 22 weeks and have been having some weird stomach contractions which I think might be Braxton Hicks. Part of my abdomen gets really tight and hard and stays that way for 10 seconds or so and then goes away. It's not painful but it isn't the most pleasant feeling. I get about 5+ a day! I checked with my doctor and he said that my cervix is tightly closed which is a relief so I am trying not to worry. Has anyone else had this?
theypullthestrings - so glad to hear your op went okay and that baby is doing well!
pixiesticks - sending lots of good vibes to you and your little one.
Posted 26 June 2014 - 09:06 PM
theypullthestrings, great news. Be as protective and have as much bed-websurfing as you want, and moan any time
pixiesticks, your daughter will be gorgeous
mslaurie, welcome (& sorry for the lateness)!
I had my scan Tuesday, it was really nice and nothing picked up. DH said upfront we didn't want to know the gender, the sonographer was awesome and completely avoided the area. Checked down as far as cord insertion/kidneys and legs up but only as far as the femur. They can see the lenses of the eyeballs and arteries of a baby that is only the size of my hand?? Incredible!
Baby is a livewire too like yours hjaydub, didn't sit still for more than a few seconds at the scan and I can feel it all the time now.
Posted 29 June 2014 - 01:50 PM
I am feeling ok. I have my moments of panic and uncertainty. We have an appointment with a genetics specialist on Wednesday who will be able to answer all our questions so that will be a relief.
Posted 13 July 2014 - 11:41 AM
Update from me - we had our scan this week. Both twins are healthy, measurements in normal parameters, and a healthy weight each, 252g & 256g. I didn't want to know genders, but hubby did. I vetoed him from knowing though, as I figure if I am the one going through the pregnancy, labour and delivery, I get final say! However, it looks quite certain that I will have to have a caesar though, which I didn't really want. One of the placentas is a complete placenta previa, which the radiologist doesn't think will move far enough throughout the rest of the pregnancy. Additionally, there is a blood vessel running along the membrane between the twins, and it can't be identified which twin it belongs to. This has a high risk of tearing and haemorrhage for a vaginal delivery for me and one of the twins. In the end, the most important priority for hubbby and I is a safe birth and two healthy babies, so we will be guided by the professionals.
Otherwise, I am feeling fit and healthy, but I am finding my balance is starting to get somewhat off centre, and I am certainly getting more breathless!
I hope you are all well
Posted 14 July 2014 - 04:41 PM
Healthy babies, wonderful news esie! I've had 3 caesars so if you need any advice just let me know.
I have my scan in the morning. I don't want to find out but DH does. Think we will just find out as it seems a bit silly not to after finding out for the others.
Posted 14 July 2014 - 08:12 PM
I had my scan late last week, and despite my paranoia, all was totally fine. I'm now finally starting to feel the odd movement (and wow is it an odd feeling!), but nothing yet for The Mister to feel, but then he has no patience so lying there with his hand on my belly doesn't interest him beyond about 5 seconds!
Had my first visit to Baby Bunting on the weekend, and managed not to freak out - despite this being a planned pregnancy, I've found myself decidedly dubious about the whole thing so far, and the very thought of visiting somewhere like BB had me almost breaking into a sweat. Odd. But something about the scan and seeing something that actually looks human (rather than vaguely humanoid as at 12 weeks...!) has cleared something up for me, and so looking at cots and prams felt practical, rather than terrifying and like it was tempting fate.
Still not showing at 20+4, which is weird, but I suppose it cuts down on the number of clothes to buy... and its saving me a fortune as I'm also unwilling to buy 'normal fitting' clothes for fear I'll wake up and suddenly have a baby belly and anything new won't fit
Posted 15 July 2014 - 04:15 PM
21 weeks today. Very very planned baby, we had been trying to conceive for 2 years and were just about to start IVF when I fell naturally. I think because of all we have been through its taken me a very long time to get my head around it completely (so I am with you completely MsLaurie!!) I thought I'd be able to just relax and enjoy it more, but I cant. I mean i do enjoy it all but I am constantly worried.
Leading up to my 20 week scan was super hard, I ended up buying a stethoscope in my panic, not a lot of good it did me - can't hear a thing. It was hard not knowing whats going on when you can't feel real kicks.
The 20 week scan was great, only hiccup was my placenta is 1mm to close to my cervix, if it doesn't move means a C-sec, going back at 34 weeks for another scan to check. I hope it does. I want to have a natural labor.
I am feeling proper wallops of kicks now which is the BEST FEELING IN THE WORLD, and hubby has felt two. lucky because its almost like catching a fish, I swear the baby hears me say 'quick come here' and stops.
I have quite a belly sticking out now. I'm ok with it, because I figure if I can feel the baby then there mustn't be too much fat there it has to get through despite the big belly.
Soo good to find this forum and have happy things to share
Posted 18 July 2014 - 02:08 PM
Thinking of you Pixiesticks and wondering how you are? I saw your thread on names and wondered if you'd come up with anything yet? I know my journey is very different to yours but feel very similarly about a strong name after all we have been through in this pregnancy so far.
Glad to hear others have had their scans and everything is going well.
I'm now 4 weeks post-op and in myself am feeling so much better. I'm still unable to drive which is v frustrating with 4 kids but I'm lapping up some of the other physical inabilities and making everyone else wash and clean, carry and tidy!
We had our 20 week scan last week and it took 5 hours from start to finish between my pain and his reluctance to clearly show any part of himself. We had breaks for cold water, sugar, lunch, walking around in between and eventually finished. Only to get a phone call asking us to come back in two days later. That was a bit nerve wracking as I thought maybe there was an issue but reassuringly there wasn't…not all pictures were clear enough. No 5 decided he still wasn't playing ball though and was as difficult as possible 2nd time around.
Mentally I'm doing much better. Still feel like 17 weeks is a very long time and hoping it flies by with no more major hiccups. I've never been one to dwell or stress in pg as I've been so lucky in the past and I'm a bit annoyed with myself that I now worry about every little twinge or tightening. Have actually looked at prams and cots with DH recently though so we both must be feeling much more positive as that wasn't on the cards a month ago.
Best wishes to all.
Posted 03 August 2014 - 12:48 PM
How is everyone going?
I've realized I'm down to 98 days until EDD! Scary!
Although I think I have nearly everything for bub organized, just need a cot mattress.
My casual low key family bbq catch up in our home state has turned into a baby shower thanks to SIL - is anyone else doing a baby shower and want to throw some ideas at me?
Posted 04 August 2014 - 12:33 PM
I'm going well. 22 weeks and have Caesar booked so 15wks and 4 days to go! I haven't had a summer baby since my first so has been lovely to go clothes shopping. Clothes are so much nicer now than 10 yrs ago!
As for a baby shower a friend has offered to organise one for me. I've never had one but feel weird going ahead being my 4th. Think I will combine with a birthday lunch at a restaurant with girlfriends
Posted 02 September 2014 - 03:17 PM
Finally got around to joining this forum. Should have joined earlier. I am just about 31 weeks. I am due Nov 6th.
Posted 02 September 2014 - 03:59 PM
Welcome! Do you know if you're having a boy or girl?
Posted 02 September 2014 - 04:36 PM
How exciting! Me too - we also both have GD (which isn't as fun).
Posted 04 September 2014 - 10:10 AM
Ohhh I wasn't sure if anyone still posted here or not so thought I'd come back & check!
Welcome to any new Ladies.
Posted 03 October 2014 - 05:32 PM
I was all excited thinking someone was actually posting...
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