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#1 Rose_pink

Posted 04 April 2017 - 12:55 PM

Hi all
I'm happy to chat on here with anyone who wants to stay up to date and chat without being on Facebook. I did get on but I find it a bit too much with all the updates and find it easier just to log on here and catch a few updates.

Feeling the fatigue now at 5 + 2. No nausea yet so that's good. But feeling a bit light headed and spaced out in the middle of the day, so maybe iron?? This is #2 so a bit more aware of the signs this time. OB appt in 2 weeks so will feel a bit more real then.

I also had PND with #1 and I think that maybe started in pregnancy so I'm going to get organised and speak to someone this time during pregnancy so hopefully can manage better this time!

#2 isbale

Posted 05 April 2017 - 08:51 AM

Hi Rose

I'm happy to chat here also, this #1 for me and am honestly stressing a bit lol I'm 6 + 5 I've had nausea since wk2 but no voms yet wahoo :excite: and am the same with fatigue, just tired all the time.

Started spotting two days ago, just light brown, everyone's telling me it's normal and not to worry. I had a blood test this morning and will get the results in a few hrs all good I hope.

Good luck with the PND, I have heard the more help you get the better it'll be so fingers crossed for you.

#3 Rose_pink

Posted 05 April 2017 - 04:27 PM

Thanks Isbale, after #1 with the PND I definitely found talking helped soooo much. And so many people had experienced the same thing, but also lots didn't. I felt like I really wanted to talk about it to take away the stigma too, because when you get help it makes sooo much difference.

I hope all is ok with you- like you said sounds pretty normal. Enjoy pregnancy #1! I'm actually looking forward to pregnancy #2 as well, even though I didn't think I would be. I really love that it makes me slow down, want to chill out and relax!

#4 Jax12

Posted 05 April 2017 - 05:08 PM

Hey Rose, happy to pop in here too for chats :)

Sounds like a solid plan to monitor your feelings and put an action plan in place before things get worse - absolute best thing to do for sure.  

Oh isbale that early pregnancy spotting is horrible!  I'm the opposite - I bled so much with 1 & 2 I'm freaked out by my lack of bleeding this time around, how stupid does that sound?  The upside previously was that I had more monitoring so had a few early scans, whereas this time I'm just blind and hoping everything is in there growing as it should be.

Although to be honest until I'm as big as a house and feeling that little munchkin kicking and rolling, the anxiety is always there.

Enjoy your chill out time now Rose!!  While you can! :D

#5 MaddsH

Posted 05 April 2017 - 05:14 PM


Just letting you know that you can turn the notifications off for the Facebook group (it's easy to do) then you can only check in when you want to :) You're very welcome to participate as little or as much as you like.

Rose, I am still medicated for PND from my first, I am very worried about what will happen this time! Here's hoping we can both avoid issue this time :)

Edited by MaddsH, 05 April 2017 - 05:14 PM.

#6 Sally1983

Posted 10 April 2017 - 12:42 AM

Hello to anyone still here.
I'm 8w5d. Saw a heartbeat on Friday which was very exciting. DS 18mo sat on my lap and 'helped'. It was so cute.
Nausea seems to be worse in the late afternoon and evening.
I also had pnd and am still on medication. Really hoping to have a better time now that I have good support from a psychiatrist and psychologist.

#7 furbaby

Posted 10 April 2017 - 03:19 PM

Hi Sally,

Congrats on the BFP!

My MS was also in the afternoon/evening but been easing up since Friday and pretty much gone now :) I'm 10+4 so happy with that!!

Hopefully yours doesn't last too long either!

#8 Jax12

Posted 10 April 2017 - 06:50 PM

Hey Sally, congrats on seeing that little heartbeat.

I've organised another scan for tomorrow morning before I fork out $$ for the NIPT...my dating scan was at 6w and I'll be 9+ tomorrow.  Am looking forward to some reassurance that everything is progressing as it should!

MS can eat a bag of d*cks!!  Hope it eases for you soon :(  My only remedy?  Eat all the carbs!

#9 fritzkitz

Posted 11 April 2017 - 05:58 PM

Hello all :)

I'm 9w tomorrow. Going to get a referral this week for the NT scan. I'm dying to see that smoosh again and know that everything is ok, the first trimester is so hard! I had a mc at 10w in Jan so I'm pretty anxious about making it past that point. I did have spotting with that one though that started just before 8w so I'm currently doing better than that.

This is our first :)

Hope you all survive the nausea and exhaustion, I'm starting to see light and the end of the tunnel!

#10 fritzkitz

Posted 11 April 2017 - 05:59 PM

View Postisbale, on 05 April 2017 - 08:51 AM, said:

Hi Rose

I'm happy to chat here also, this #1 for me and am honestly stressing a bit lol I'm 6 + 5 I've had nausea since wk2 but no voms yet wahoo :excite: and am the same with fatigue, just tired all the time.

Started spotting two days ago, just light brown, everyone's telling me it's normal and not to worry. I had a blood test this morning and will get the results in a few hrs all good I hope.

Good luck with the PND, I have heard the more help you get the better it'll be so fingers crossed for you.

Isbale, how is everything going?

#11 Rose_pink

Posted 11 April 2017 - 10:57 PM

Omg so much nausea, and now tonsillitis! I'm only 7w so the nausea has just kicked in and I know still a while to go. First scan next week- excited and nervous.

Definitely feeling for everyone with the nausea. I don't remember it being this bad the first time, maybe because I didn't have a toddler???

Furbaby, Jax and Fritz- glad to hear you are getting to end! Sally- very exciting about scan and heartbeat.

I'm actually keeping a bit of a pregnancy diary this time. I found that after last time I just forgot everything that happened!

#12 Rose_pink

Posted 11 April 2017 - 10:59 PM

Isbale- yes- hope all ok?

#13 Jax12

Posted 12 April 2017 - 06:15 PM

Oh no Rose, I had tonsillitis last year and was shocked at how unbelievably unwell I was.  It sounds so run of the mill but it was honestly the sickest I've been for probably a decade!  Luckily antibiotics knocked it off pretty quickly but those first few days untreated were horrendous.  I hope yours is more mild and you're coping okay!!

Oh Fritz, that first trimester anxiety is awful, even without having had a prior mc.  I hope the first trimester scan rolls around quickly so you can see your little squish in there safe and sound!!

Any more news since you spotted last isbale?

Afm I had a scan yesterday and the woman was super cagey when I asked if there was a heartbeat.  It was really odd, like something was wrong, but there wasn't so all I can think is that she was building suspense wanting us to see it for ourselves (which is ridiculous and maybe way off the mark but it was soooo odd it's the only explanation I can muster).  

Me: Is there a heartbeat?
Her: Hmmm, let's just zoom in a bit
Me: Is the heart beating?
Her: If we go from this angle we can see baby there...
Me: So is there a heartbeat?
Her: *silence*
DH: *gutteral primal sound of grief that sort of resembled "oh no"*
Her: Can you see that?
Me: Not really, is the heart beating?
Her: Yeah

So strange.

#14 furbaby

Posted 12 April 2017 - 08:10 PM

OMG I think I'd actually kill her Jax!!

I'm just over a sinus infection as well. Had a course of antibiotics to clear it up. No fun when you can't use over the counter stuff...

Fritz I'm so impatient now for my scan, thankfully it's only a week away it's so hard not knowing what's going on in there!!

Hope everyone is doing well :)

#15 fritzkitz

Posted 13 April 2017 - 10:44 AM

Oh my god Jax, wtf? You guys must have been freaking out! Glad it was all ok though! Those sonographers can be really hit and miss.

I'm going to find a new project to obsess over for the next 3 weeks to make the time before my scan go faster, booking it in today.

Furbaby, isn't it funny how quickly the relief from one scan turns to anxiety waiting for the next! Can't let ourselves relax for too long!

#16 ~A2~

Posted 18 April 2017 - 08:45 AM

Hi everyone

Lovely to see you all here!

I will change your thread title to the chat group title as we do not mention FB in the threads.  Glad to see you all still here though.

Happy chatting



#17 Jax12

Posted 19 April 2017 - 03:11 PM

How's everyone travelling at the moment?  I just got back from my lunchbreak, also known as sleeping-in-my-car-like-a-hobo-for-40-minutes.  :)

#18 e_vonny

Posted 20 April 2017 - 12:24 PM

I'm doing well, Jax. How are you going?

I've been not feeling as bloated anymore and it's great. I don't feel like I'm showing as much. Guess it was all bloat!
I still have periods, especially at night where I can't eat much for dinner - like my appetite isn't there and even though I eat, I feel like I need to stop. I'm mostly good eating in the day though. I feel it's something to do with reflux or indigestion etc but I can't pinpoint the issue.
I had my first inkling of hip/back pain on the weekend. I know I have a twisted pelvis and pregnancy makes it worse when I sleep on my sides. I found a hint on a youtube video though and tried the exercise and felt much better the next day. If I didn't I would've had to book in for physio or remedial massage.

#19 Sally1983

Posted 21 April 2017 - 02:39 PM

Hello all.
I've been out of action with a virus! Rattly chest and a blocked nose. DS had something similar last week.
DS is not a good day napper but I'd so love to have a snooze after lunch!
I'm 10w2d today. Got my NT scan booked for two weeks time.
Thankfully the nausea seems to be settling *knock on wood*

#20 Jax12

Posted 21 April 2017 - 06:43 PM

Hey e-vonny, I'm so jealous you've lost your bloat!  Mine is well and truly still there, although I've spent the last 6 weeks binging on carbs so unfortunately I only have myself to blame :( need to pull my head in big time!!  I hope you've got much longer than this before your pelvis starts giving you too much grief!!

Glad your nausea is settling Sally.

This week has knocked me on my @rse - it's like all the lethargy and rubbish feeling I was expecting early on saved itself up to just hit me this week.  Hoping it's just my low iron and will improve as I keep taking those god awful iron supplements!!

#21 JayBird7

Posted 01 June 2017 - 03:44 PM

Hello, I'm new to this site and don't go on Facebook. I'm 15  weeks 5 days and am due on 18th nov. had morning sickness from week 7-14 (which threw uni right out of whack). This is my 1st, although I had a mc last year at 6 weeks. I'm 35 years of age. We had done 5 rounds of icsi to get to where we are, and I'm so glad to be off the ivf bandwagon. My partner works with chemicals that caused issues, even though we found the finger was constantly pointed at me by the uninformed community around us. I truely believe that unless someone has been there, they will not understand truely how excruciating and heart breaking ivf can be.

#22 Sally1983

Posted 02 June 2017 - 11:03 AM

Welcome JayBird!
I'm 16w2d with no.2. I also have an energetic 20mo.
I'm glad your morning sickness has subsided. I had it 6-18 weeks with my first and used up all my sick leave!
I haven't had ivf. We were seeing a fertility specialist for no.1. and had lots of tests and procedures. We were waiting for my period to come to start clomid however it didn't come because I was pregnant!
Everyone has an opinion on conception, pregnancy, parenting etc. I've learned to smile and nod a lot!
Good luck for the rest of your pregnancy. I'm not in the Facebook group if you want to chat away here.

#23 furbaby

Posted 02 June 2017 - 11:14 AM

Hi Jaybird, welcome. Fellow IVFer here :) I'm 18+1 and was our 3 full stim and 4th embryo over all that got us here.  Totally on my side for us though :p

Have our 19 week scan next week so excited to see bubs again!

Big issue at the moment is finding maternity clothes that either don't make me look like I'm wearing a tent or have a pattern other than horizontal stripes (I'm too short for that pattern it's like an accordion on me makes me look shorter and dumpier)

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