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#26 Claire__

Posted 09 March 2019 - 08:48 PM

Agreed about being nervous. The odds are in our favour so just try to think positive and before we know it we’ll be complaining about bad back from our huge bellies x

I just got my HCG results at 5+2 and they are 7392 from 2502 on Wednesday, so they are definetly on the rise. I’m sure it’s just a singleton but now I’m thinking it’s high and could be twins... doubtful though!

#27 KKGirl

Posted 09 March 2019 - 11:54 PM

haha I guess you'll just have to wait to find out! how exciting if it was twins tho!

I 9nly got to speak to the receptionist on Friday who said my gp was happy with my follow up blood test and wouldn't need to come back until after I saw my OB so I didnt end up getting the actual figure so have no comparison.

it is most definitely going to be a loooong 2 weeks. I feel like my boobs are so swollen and my nipples are huge. plus the constipation has started which is awful...

#28 ckmelb

Posted 10 March 2019 - 06:59 AM

Claire I am on progesterone pessaries until 12 weeks too. I agree they are pretty gross!

Sounds like I might be the first one in for a scan on Wednesday. I basically chose the first date I could. My fertility specialist will be my OB also

My stomach has been swollen for ages (estrogen and shots from IVF cycle) but my boobs are now feeling sore for the first time, particular when I walk down the stairs. That's never been a PMS symptom for me so really strange

KKgirl - I am drinking tonnes of warm water each day (probably too much, I am always busting) to try and fight off constipation for as long as possible. And a daily prune. So far it's helping

#29 Claire__

Posted 10 March 2019 - 07:50 PM

CKMelb ; All the best for your scan on Wednesday! Looking forward to seeing how it went.

My tiredness has kicked up a notch again today. I’m off coffee too so hoping this week doesn’t drag too much.

#30 MrsP2014

Posted 11 March 2019 - 03:26 PM

hi ladies, im going to cautiously dip my feet in here,

i am due 11/11/19 so 5 wks exactly today.

after 4 MC last year i am very anxious about this pregnancy, conceived using IVF on cycle number 5. our last pregnancy we discovered our baby suddenly had no heartbeat at our week scan. so im pretty anxious for our scan which is next week on Wednesday. i have also had OHSS from the ivf so have been pretty unwell with that already, but am super tired, with very sensitive sore boobs.  

im really hoping to stick around to the end this time.

#31 Claire__

Posted 11 March 2019 - 04:22 PM

Welcome MrsP2014.

Sorry to hear about your losses, i hope this is it for you too and that your scan next week can bring you some relief. Just had to read about OHSS, I hope it’s mild and doesn’t last too long for you, it doesn’t sound very pleasant at all.

The tiredness is major for me as well at the moment. Harder in the afternoons as well as the bloat to go with it. Had my first bout of nausea this morning which had surfaced earlier than with my DS. Hope it’s a one off for a while.

#32 BeachesBaby

Posted 11 March 2019 - 07:00 PM

Hi MrsP - I’m also here after an ivf cycle. It’s my first time ever being pregnant, but I’m not at all naive about the possibility of getting to the scan appointment and not seeing a heartbeat. My first scan is on Monday the 18th, so another week. I’m 6w3d today, so I’m envious you’re getting in much earlier than I am to get a peek at bub. My edd is nov 1st, so I feel like I’m right on the cusp of being October/November due date.

I keep telling myself lots of women just get pregnant, and go 40 weeks and have a healthy baby, so I can be like one of those women. But I’m prepared for the alternative, and know it could happen. It’s kind of strange, we haven’t told any friends or family but I’ve told some random strangers like the trainers at F45 and my dentist, so it’s almost like a sneak peek of how it’ll be when we tell people for real. It’s exciting and scary all at the same time.

#33 dreamweaver80

Posted 12 March 2019 - 08:14 AM

Hi all,

Just found this group and thought I'd join in. Congrats to you all! I recognise a few of you from the Assisted Conception section, where there has been a rash of BFP's!
It will be nice to be able to share symptoms and stories with others going through it in real time. I never participated in any of these sorts of forums my first pregnancy and i'm finding it very therapeutic this time around.
My story is summarised in my signature and presently I'm 6 weeks with second IVF bub. Also very tentatively getting through each day as I know it's quite early still and I can't keep the worry out. Especially when I occasionally have consecutive days of 'feeling mostly fine'. Third and hopefully final blood test was today and scan next week if results show everything continuing as normal.
Just a few fun questions to hopefully distract us all from the wait and get to know each other. Answer if you want! I've put my responses in brackets. Feel free to add questions of your own as well :)
Where are you from/live now?
(Originally from England now living in Sydney)
Will you find out the gender?
(No! Didn't find out with first bub either- best decision ever! )
Due Date?
Approximately 5 November

Happy and healthy pregnancies to all!!

#34 Claire__

Posted 12 March 2019 - 08:33 AM

Welcome dreamwever80! Congrats x

Where are you from: Perth
Will you find out the gender?
Yes - we didn’t the first time(my choice) but my DH wants to this time so we have compromised and will do a reveal at halfway via a ‘balloon pop’ with family and friends at my sons 2nd birthday.
Due Date:
Approximately 7 November

#35 dreamweaver80

Posted 12 March 2019 - 01:35 PM

View PostClaire__, on 12 March 2019 - 08:33 AM, said:

Welcome dreamwever80! Congrats x

Where are you from: Perth
Will you find out the gender?
Yes - we didn’t the first time(my choice) but my DH wants to this time so we have compromised and will do a reveal at halfway via a ‘balloon pop’ with family and friends at my sons 2nd birthday.
Due Date:
Approximately 7 November

I also decided to be democratic and let DH choose this time what to do about gender. He had wanted to know with the first pregnancy and I had put my foot down, haha. Surprisingly, given the choice this time, he opted for another surprise. Fine by me :yes:
That will be fun doing your gender reveal at your son's birthday, it will be like a present for him too!

#36 Claire__

Posted 12 March 2019 - 02:30 PM

I just knew if I was to find out it had to be better than getting told over the phone or in a doctors office! Hehe

#37 ~JLT~

Posted 12 March 2019 - 02:36 PM

Hi everyone, I don’t log on for a few days and look at everyone joining us! Congrats! Can’t wait to share this journey with you all! Dreamweaver such a good idea!
I’m from Perth (out in the hills)
Yes we will be finding out gender. We had a surprise with our first which I loved but I also loved knowing with our second!
Due date is 1st Nov but I went to 40+2 with my first DD and 41wks with second DD.
Morning sickness has kicked in but no where near as bad as my last 2 pregnancies (yet). I’m tired too but I feel like I’ve been tired since 2011 since I had my first DD. My best friend told me I have a little belly already so I’m making sure I wear loose clothes to school drop off/pick up so no one starts guessing 😬

#38 Claire__

Posted 12 March 2019 - 02:51 PM

JTL - agreed I’m showing much earlier and the afternoons are the worst for the bloat...
I did a mad spring clean yesterday when I got home from work and before my son came home as I just know what the next weeks /months will be like if it’s anything like last time. Trying to be proactive so it doesn’t it me as hard as last time.

For those of you having your first, just a bit of advise coming into the 6-7 week mark, try and get anything urgent done now incase the m/s makes it impossible soon from now. I hope it’s not bad for any of you, but I’m just remembering and planning from last time! I don’t have the luxury of relaxing this time around with a toddler, but I’ve even just done some meal prepping just in case.
I do remember sitting on the lounge at my parents telling my mum that I felt like I was going to die from the sickness and it was the worst I’ve ever felt in the world( I’m hoping I was over exaggerating!) and I wasn’t even a spewer!

#39 BeachesBaby

Posted 12 March 2019 - 05:07 PM

Where are you from: Originally New York, but I live in Sydney now

Will you find out the gender: Hopefully we can hold out for a surprise. I know it’s too early to even think about it, but the only thing that worries me about not finding out is that me and DH would both prefer one gender, and I’m worried what if I have gender disappointment when they hand me my newborn baby, if it’s the other one? This would be our first bub, so I have no idea but I’m hoping hormones just take over and you don’t care if it’s a green alien at that point, and that I’d be obsessed with my baby no matter what? Would love to hear opinions from anyone who’s had a baby already. I’m also trying to remind myself how awesome it would be to have the other gender baby, just to psych myself up.

Due date: Nov 1!

#40 Jelly11

Posted 12 March 2019 - 05:26 PM

Location: Tas
Gender: Yes we'll find out and since we had pgd testing we can basically find out whenever we want. We might do it after our first scan if everything is looking good.
Due date: Nov 14 (by my own calculations)

#41 ckmelb

Posted 12 March 2019 - 05:35 PM

Oh it seems like we are spread all over Oz so far. That's quite lovely

Location: I am from Melbourne, then moved away, now back :)

Gender: Yes, probably when I do the NIPT (?). My SIL has already decided I am having a girl and refers to me as "the girls". I was convinced her first was a girl too and kept dreaming of a niece. My lovely, sweet, tall nephew was first born instead

Due date: Nov 4 (the day before Melbourne cup day. Coincidentally this egg that turned into the little embryo that stuck was collected the day before cup day in 2018)

I had my scan today a day early after some unexpected red bleeding (helpfully while I was waiting for the nurse to do my progesterone shot so help was very near). The heartbeat was right on track (over 120) so that was a nice surprise after a scare. Still feeling very cautious and spent the day at home with my legs up. Bleeding seems to have slowed now and I will get another scan next week which hopefully I can enjoy a bit more. I think the only question I asked was "that's good right?"

#42 Claire__

Posted 12 March 2019 - 06:03 PM

BeachesBaby, from personal experience you won’t care at all the gender if you choose to wait. It was actually the last thing on my mind when my son was born I didn’t even look to see if it was a boy or girl HAHA

#43 Claire__

Posted 12 March 2019 - 06:05 PM

CKMelb: that would be scary and I’m sure everything is just fine! That’s lovely you already had a scan! Makes me realise how real it already is as I’m only a few days behind you and a heart could be ticking along soon for me too! My scan isn’t until the 22nd

#44 dreamweaver80

Posted 12 March 2019 - 07:29 PM

Beaches, I don't think you could ever be disappointed after being handed your baby, regardless of gender.  There's nothing but pure love in that moment. And probably relief as a secondary emotion.
We referred to our baby as 'she' throughout the whole pregnancy because we just couldn't say 'it'. Neither of us preferred to have a girl so not really sure how that developed. I'll have to apologise to my son when he's a bit older for calling him a she for nine months!
Claire, I'm laughing at you saying you didn't look to see if your baby was a boy or girl. It was the first thing I saw, no thanks to the angle my doctor decided to present our son to us.  If any of you haven't seen a newborn baby boy, the boy bits are an impressive size so there was no mistaking what I'd had.  Sorry if that's TMI but just preparing some of you for that fun shock on delivery day!

#45 Claire__

Posted 12 March 2019 - 08:04 PM

Haha oh yes, they are huge in comparison aren’t they!!! I’m  not sure how I missed it looking back!! Even the paed said it was a boy and I missed that also! So much going on at the time :-)

#46 MrsP2014

Posted 13 March 2019 - 04:23 PM

Where are you from/live now?
born and bread in south australia, currently live in regional NSW on the border of NSW/VIC
Will you find out the gender?
i don't want to but DH will want to as he didnt get to with DD1, we've decided he can find out but i don't want to know. i have however always thought of this baby as a boy, i had the same inkling with my daughter and was correct so who knows

Due Date?
depending on who you ask 10 or 11th of novemeber.

hows everyone going with work? im a nurse and have been napping for at least an hour on my days off, and am finding work extra draining, also struggling to keep it secret whilst i make excuses for roles/tasks i can't do due to safety without anyone working it out, i think some people have it sussed but won't say anything until i do. i have more bloods to be done tomorrow so another agonising long day waiting for results!

#47 BeachesBaby

Posted 13 March 2019 - 06:29 PM

Claire and dreamweaver - thank you so much! With all the struggle it took us to even get to this point, I’d never forgive myself if I get to have a take home baby and forever remember my first moment as thinking, aw man, I wish they were the other sex. It’s funny bc my husband and I only have a name picked out for the one sex that we’d both prefer less, not for the sex we’d prefer most! I almost feel like we’re hoping to be prepared for the one sex, and actually end up with the other, since it always seems like the universe does the opposite of what you plan for lol

#48 Claire__

Posted 13 March 2019 - 07:15 PM

BeachesBaby. It’s hard to explain as I had a hard time actually visualising a baby in my arms even though I loved them so much in my belly the whole time. But even though it’s so normal to want a certain gender it really doesn’t even come to mind when he/she is born you are so in love with them that gender doesn’t even matter once they are physically in your arms. It would be normal to be disappointed to find out at say 12 weeks and wish the other but it would be short lived and if the feeling did stick around I guarantee it will be gone when they are born.

#49 Claire__

Posted 13 March 2019 - 07:34 PM

AFM I’ve had blood result #5 back today HCG is now 22,230 at 5wk5d. Now doubling every 2.5 days but I’ve read that it does slow down from around 6 weeks.
So I’m hoping it’s all ok!

3w6d : 111
4w2d : 502
4w6d : 2502
5w2d : 7392
5w6d : 22,230

Anyone else still needing blood test? I’ve still got 3 more to go!

#50 KKGirl

Posted 13 March 2019 - 08:33 PM

ooh welcome dreamweaver and MrsP and congrats!

Beaches, you definitely won't be disappointed with the gender I think. we didn't find out with our DD and I was slightly leaning towards preferring a boy first because I was the older sister to a brother and wanted the other way around. we ended up with a girl and now I couldn't imagine ever having a boy haha. I so badly want DD to have a sister so they can be close but happy and healthy is the main thing. I feel like I'll end up with a wee boy because I so badly want it to be a girl tho lol.

we won't find out again this time...i found it was also a good way to curb the spending ahead of buns arrival.

we are also in sydney too!

oh and have had this whole week off work because I've come down with some ghastly chest infection that's hit me like a truck.

I am feeling a little anxious because I really don't know how things are going and just wish it was the end of next week already so we can have our scan!

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