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#1 ~A2~

Posted 07 November 2016 - 12:33 PM

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#2 Wonderstruck

Posted 07 November 2016 - 12:52 PM

Hi all, how is everyone going?

Just had my 24 week appointment - bubs was well - BP is still low which explains my dizziness on occasion.

Only worrying thing is that I gained 3kg in a month which I'm hoping is a growth spurt (have gained about 8ish from my pre-pregnancy weight). I haven't really changed much in my diet its been the same as it has for most of the pregnancy (baring the terrible nutritional choices of the 1st trimester) - OB said just to ensure I'm eating healthy and not too much sugar lol easy for them to say when the safe eating guidelines make it hard to do out of the house.

Fundal height was 25cm which I assume is fine and bubs was in breech position which is fine for now.

Glad my next appointment is only 4 weeks away, I hate waiting in between! Have my GTT scheduled for 2 weeks time with repeat thyroid bloods and a full blood count.

#3 Wonderstruck

Posted 14 November 2016 - 08:33 PM

How's everyone going? Sydney was awful yesterday...too hot - blerg. Only going to get worse for me.

I'm so confused, not sure if I have a cold or pregnancy hay fever sort of thing. My nose it's so congested and runs but other wise feel fine.

Back pain has flared up again. Had prenatal aquarobics today and hoping that helps. It's a 5 session course, usually I hate public pools or exercise but felt like a nice workout - bit more strengthening than my yoga classes so hoping it helps with everything. Would love to continue through but the next 5 week course may get too close for me lol - Otherwise I hope I can use those skills in my parents pool.

Otherwise well besides back pain and disturbed sleep. GTT next Monday...and otherwise just ploadding along.

#4 mirandarine

Posted 16 November 2016 - 07:51 AM

Hi Wonderstruck

Sorry tour back is playing up. Mine has been achey in the lumbar area and also a weird pain in near my right scapula. GP assures me nothing to worry about. Its terribly distracting though.

I too have put on 3kg in the past 4 weeks. (25+4 today ) I was shocked to be honest when I saw this. I dont feel like Ive gained that much. I am now 4.4. Over starting weight. (I was overweight to begin with though) Go wants me to monitor my exercise and try to walk more.... difficult when I have spd! Its not easy doc!  

Im pretty sure I read somewhere that when pregnant our noses produce more mucous and we are prone to having runny noses.

Im having my second gtt on friday as my bmi is 32 I had to have one at 19 weeks (which was perfectly fine)

My thyroid is behaving well too, so Im pretty happy about that.

Im still yet to find a pregnancy aqua class. I ought to get moving on that! That would probably be the best exercise for me right now.

#5 Wonderstruck

Posted 16 November 2016 - 08:22 AM

It was great Mirandarine - not sure where you are located - mine was a Leichardt pool - someone in another group mentioned one at Royal North Shore. It was a good workout and pretty fun but also relaxing.

I think there must be a growth spurt at that point - I think my weight gain has slowed down but would have been nice if OB mentioned it as like you other than my bump growing I don't think I had put on much more weight.

Good luck for that GTT - I'm dreading mine on Monday but having the day off so will try and enjoy the rest of the day.

Otherwise managed to get some bonds onesies on sale as they're having 40% off online at the moment and a nice nappy bag from BabyMel - click frenzy sales and they were pretty good.

Otherwise holding strong on baby shopping till my baby shower in 2 weeks time

#6 mirandarine

Posted 20 November 2016 - 08:53 AM

GTT went well. I was allowed to sip on a cup of water over the two hours.

I feel like bubs moved position yesterday. Up until now it has felt as though she has been head up/feet down. The movement ts last night and this morning feel like her feet are on my left hip and maybe her head is opposite somewhere? Weird feeling being kicked near my hip.
Im headed out to the pools today for some self directed exercise. Better to be moving than on the couch!
Have a great sunday.

#7 Wonderstruck

Posted 21 November 2016 - 05:24 PM

We managed to get all the cleaning done in the baby room this weekend. Now it's a matter of reshuffling things and general house decluttering! The room will always be dual purpose as we don't have anywhere else for our books or computer - wish bub could have a sole nursery but not much I can do.

On Sunday made little gifts for the baby shower guests - my background is Greek so we always have favours lol! They're so cute little pail buckets with pastel sugared almonds! Can't wait to have the shower now, only 2 weeks away.

Otherwise had GTT today - did fine. Struggled to drink the liquid but then survived. It made me exhausted, DH and I took the day off and went to the movies afterwards (had some good class vouchers we needed to make use of) and I was falling asleep!!!

Got a bit of Christmas shopping done as well which was good.

Off for prenatal aquarobics which will be awesome given Sydney is so hot today!!!

I've  had bubs kicking to one side and now it varies. I try not to worry when it's more some days than other bub it's hard not to.

#8 MrsB83

Posted 26 November 2016 - 07:35 AM

Hi Wonderstruck and Mirandarine,

I haven't checked in for a while, I've been super busy. I'm quite overwhelmed with how much work I need to get done before February. I've been doing some really long work days, then on the odd day I'm not working I just want to sleep.

I had my GTT and on Wednesday had a phone call about the results. Unfortunately it was positive for gestational diabetes :'( I need to go to an information session then the following Monday I have an appointment with the diabetes specialist.

In the mean time I've adjusted my diet to make sure I have no sugar and low carbohydrate. I had insulin resistance a couple of years ago and managed to reverse it with low carbohydrate and intermittent fasting. I won't do the intensive intermittent fasting while pregnant, but I'll try to start my meals a little later and avoid snacking. Hopefully that'll help. I'll know more once I've seen the Dr.

#9 Wonderstruck

Posted 26 November 2016 - 10:36 AM

I'm sorry your GTT resulted in a GD diagnosis, here's hoping a you can get it under control with diet :)

I'm in the clear fortunately but I am also feeling like I have a lot to do before Feb and Christmas.

I also feel massive, my belly has popped out yet again - not sure where I will put a bigger belly!

Edited by Wonderstruck, 26 November 2016 - 10:36 AM.

#10 MrsB83

Posted 26 November 2016 - 07:23 PM

My bump has also really popped out in the last two weeks. My lower back has also started to ache. It's been good until now. I know yours has been sore for a while.

I'm expecting an exponentially growing belly from now on, judging how it's gone in the last two weeks

#11 mirandarine

Posted 27 November 2016 - 07:25 AM

Bugger MrsB83. At least you are pre prepared for what to do. Will they give you growth scans then? My second gtt came back within normal likits but because I have oedema and bmi over 30 and now.measuring 2 wks ahead they want me to have 2 growth scans. One at 28 wks one at 34 weeks. Given GD can lead to higher birth weight?, I wonder if you would have to have these scans also?

I too have a very much protruding belly now. There is certainly no hiding!

Im beginning to get heartburn after eating now and especially in the evenings. Ick. Not so nice.

Im planning to work until 34 weeks.(desk job in the city 1h30 door to door commute)some days now My back hurts walking from the train to the office and im feeling teary by the rime ai reach my desk. Here is hoping I can make it!

#12 MrsB83

Posted 27 November 2016 - 09:48 AM

Thanks Mirandarine and Wonderstruck,

I'm not sure about what scans and tests I'll need to do. I have an information session at the hospital on Tuesday then I'll be seeing two specialist Drs on the following Monday, so I guess I'll find out everything then.

My bmi is over 30 and I've had IR and IGT before, so I knew I was at risk. I had through strict diet and intermittent fasting got my insulin into the normal range more then 6 months before trying to get pregnant so I was hoping I had done enough to avoid GD. I have been eating more carbohydrate though as I had morning sickness, and i still can't tolerate much meat. Anyway, at least I know what works for me best to try and control things diet-wise, and I'll find out the rest after seeing the Drs.

I walk the dogs 30-45mins most days but I might try to get a bit more exercise. I've been doing aqua natal once a week, I might hit the pool today for some more exercise.

#13 mirandarine

Posted 30 November 2016 - 05:55 PM

Yeoooouch! My poor swollen fee! Theyvare particularly bad today. So puffy and so tight. Between that and intense heartburn... im not loving life right now.

#14 Wonderstruck

Posted 01 December 2016 - 08:08 PM

You poor thing. Try and keep them up and rested! Summer doesn't help.

My heartburn has returned and my early morning back pain can be bad some days and moderate others.

I have a growth and wellbeing scan at the end of the month to check placenta position so I'll get to see bubs and check on size at around 32 weeks.

I'm exhausted. Had a work Christmas party after a workshop day and it was all standing so feeling very tired.

Another workshop day tomorrow and then baby shower Sunday. Then Monday is my 28 week appointment and Tuesday is my whooping booster.

#15 Wonderstruck

Posted 05 December 2016 - 08:57 AM

Hello all - just had my 28 week appointment.

All is well with bub who's now head down rather than breech although bub can still move back into a silly position for a little while yet.

I need two iron tablets a day though...yuk - cue increasing constipation - OB said my levels were down (I have had anemia in the past) so he wants the levels up before delivery.

Had an awesome baby shower and it was great seeing everyone - also got a whole lot of stuff to start us out - bath rests and chairs, an ergo 360, unisex onsies and swaddles etc. Now I can write a list of what I need to buy in the sales to set ourselves up.

Back pain has improved so I'm feeling better although keeping an eye on my weight as I'm now 10kg heavier than when I started.

Hope everyone else is well.

#16 mirandarine

Posted 05 December 2016 - 11:13 AM

Yay for a good 28wk appt. Thats great. Do you mind me asking what iron tablets you are taking? I just started on ferro grad c in the last few days... side effects already. I didnt have any side effects on the maltofer syrup. I think ill finish this bottle then switch back to maltofer.
I just love baby showers! I bet you had fun going through all of the loot!

I had my growth scan on fri. 27 +6. Sonographer noted bub is remarkably average.... im happy about that! I had pbysio and got a lumbar brace to wear. It feels pretty good but the heat and humidity here is so gross I cant bear to wear it out and about.

I have my anesthetist appt today. I was planning to go toqork for the morning but ive been dreadfully sick with an upper respiratory tract infection and shocking cough. A day at home is needed today.

I hope everyone is well.

#17 mirandarine

Posted 05 December 2016 - 11:15 AM

Edited. Dp

Edited by mirandarine, 05 December 2016 - 11:16 AM.

#18 Wonderstruck

Posted 05 December 2016 - 12:28 PM

I'm taking the same - I've taken them as a teen and they made me feel awful hopefully not so bad this time around.

My OB hgave me a list of 3 or 4 types - he wanted me on the high dose ones. It may be the previous one you took has less iron hence the reduced sideffects - just check they are happy for you to change.

Here's hoping the rest day helps!

#19 Wonderstruck

Posted 08 December 2016 - 06:39 PM

It is awfully hot, work has been awful and crazy but I only have a bit over 7 weeks to go and one of those will be Christmas so its not too bad. Trying not to let the stress get to me.

The heat in Sydney sucks, especially in third trimester - it's slowing me down and making walking to the bus stop and catching public transport all the more worse (plus fighting to get on a bus and get a seat!).

Bought a breast pump (Spectra brand as its a closed system - milk doesn't go back in the pump) and some baby singlets this week. A few gifts from the baby shower are still in transit so will be exciting getting those.

Otherwise first Hospital class (Labour and Delivery) on Saturday and our windows are getting replaced onTuesday - then I'll finally be able to start getting all the baby stuff mum has been looking for after for me (after I clean up the mess they make).

Also starting to pack my labour bag, so far it has some disposable breast pads a friend gave me, maternity pads, those gel breast pads and soon my breast pump (want to get used to using my own). Will start washing back packing some feeding singlets I'm not using and toiletries...I will put an outfit or two for bubs once I've washed some of my basics. Any previous mums with tips?

Hope you ladies are well and mirandarine hope you're feeling better!

#20 Wonderstruck

Posted 18 December 2016 - 05:22 AM

How's everyone going?

I'm 30 weeks today. Things are really starting to feel real.
We had the hospital parenting class yesterday and since the hospital has car seat fitters there we got our capsule installed to save the hassle in the new year. I would highly recommend getting it professionally fitted the first time around as while I trust DH, these people arrived while we were waiting with a second hand seat they had installed for checking. They guys checked it out for safety, advised them it was only usual early for 2 more years and had tighten it up a lot. Even DH who was skeptical about the professionals doing it was super impressed with how tight and sturdy it was.

Otherwise doing well. Keep getting an awful cramp in my legs in the early morning which really sucks. If anyone knows what to do about them let me know.

Mum and DH are going to spend the Christmas break with  start getting the baby room ready and buy the few things we need.

Can't believe Christmas will be here before we know it and things will go so quickly from now.

30 week appointment on Wednesday and scan to check placenta on 39 Dec.

Can't wait for the break and Mat leave to start as work had been crazy...

On the countdown now!

#21 MrsB83

Posted 19 December 2016 - 05:32 PM

Hi everyone,

I've also found the lead up to Christmas really intense. I'm hoping I can fit in a bit more lab work in January. I talked to HR, they're pretty flexible. She just said please, please don't have the baby in the lab 😅. As we're joined to a hospital I'm sure if worse came to worse I can waddle over to the hospital 😉. At least I'll be in a giant air conditioned building. (I'm in hot, sticky western Sydney)

I got quite sick with some cold/ flu bug. I'm at the tail end but was pretty sick for a few days. This was already a crazy time of year with all these Christmas things, not to mention the heat, being sick, and trying to finish Christmas shopping.

I'm glad you enjoyed your baby shower! Mine's organised for the 8th Jan. My sister's a star and has done most of the organising. Even though I've told most people I don't want piles of pink, I have ordered online a little pink onesie, it's just the print was so cute (and could have been for either gender) but it only came in a pale pink.

I too am planning to spend the Christmas break organising. We will also I think be buying a second car. I still haven't got my scooter serviced and ready to sell - I better get that done before I'm giant. DH hasn't got a motorcycle license. I've really left it very late. It's just been a paper weight in the driveway for months now.

Phew, so much to do and so little time! February will be here in the blink of an eye

#22 Wonderstruck

Posted 21 December 2016 - 10:23 AM

Exciting re: baby shower - its a lot of fun :)

Sounds like everyone is progressing well.

30 week appointment today. Bubs is measuring o.k. for size head downwards direction but now laying sideways - OB said that its o.k. at this point.

BP low and stable, weight up 700gm from 2 weeks ago.

Glad OB and I have similar philosophies about birth plans etc. He was a little skeptical on TENS machines but understands I want to try anything that helps - DH feels the same. I figure I want the option plus if its a placebo that works who cares.

My health fund covered the costs as the OB provided the letter recommending use so I didn't pay anything out of pocket - weird they cover purchase but not hire. Oh well, hopefully it is useful and I can use it in the future.

Otherwise well and trudging along. Looking forward to a break from work until 3 Jan and my scan to check placenta position on 4 Jan - OB did say he is pretty sure it will be out of the way but we will see - hopefully I can also get some nice photos of bubs again!

I am excited to get bubs room sorted over Christmas and relax.

Hope everyone gets a nice little break.

#23 MrsB83

Posted 23 December 2016 - 04:35 PM

I'm so happy work's over for the year. I felt burnt out three weeks ago and have just been pushing through. I have two days of family Christmas's ahead of me then I can relax and start organising the house.

I hope everyone has a good Christmas and New Year!

#24 Wonderstruck

Posted 23 December 2016 - 05:24 PM

I am also so glad for the break! Getting tired and need it!

Back at work on 3 Jan and then count down to maternity leave - finishing up 27 Jan :)

#25 mirandarine

Posted 30 December 2016 - 06:40 AM

Merry Christmas and a happy new year ladies!

Im back to work on the 3rd however im finishing up on thurs 12th jan. I cant wait for work to be over! I have some very stressful cases on at the moment and they have been sucking all of my energy. I didnt realise how much exactly until Ive been off over Christmas and I feel so much better.

That said, Im finding myself to be more.and more restricted.in physical terms.

Yesterday I did the leather creme/clean on our lounge and scrubbed the bathroom. Oh boy.. i had the worst back and hip pain all evening. I was near crying. Must restrict myself to only one job per day now!

We puthased the baby seat in the boxing day sales. We bought the infasecure vogue luxi 0-8 in white and grey. Looks pretty swish in the car. Feels so surreal now driving around with in in the back!

Countdown is on!

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