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Posted 22 January 2012 - 08:43 AM
Choc that must have been a worry!! Glad it is all sorted though! 29 weeks! yay!
Pinksurvivor so glad all is well. Love seeing that HB, even now!!! I used Belindas mantra a lot! "My baby is healthy and developing as it should!" i still do!
farmgirl - enjoy your 2 weeks off and i hope you make it to the coast!! glad your scan was all perfect!!
Dizzy have a great holiday- look forward to hearing about it when you get back!!! I have to live through others holidays at the moment!! Ha!!
Anthessa, our house is on the market too but nothing is happening here at the moment. Pretty depressing. We would like to move further out of town on some more acres but definately would have to sell to be able to do anything. Good luck with it! ANd hopefully you are feeling a bit better over the weekend!
Family so sorry about your grandma. hugs to you and your family. I am hearing you on the deciding to wait for Bding till bubs is out safe and sound. Have heard a few stories like so DH and I thought we would too, just not worth it(and I really dont feel like atm!! Sorry DH!!)
Mizrhi so sorry to hear about your loss. thinking of you.
Hi to all the new ladies who are further back on the page!!!! Welcome and hope your styays are long and uneventful!!!
Hi to everyone else I have missed!!
AFM, well I had my first MCA doppler scan in town last week and it was all good. didnt get the proper results till Friday but the US lady could tell all was OK still. So will be having another one soon. 2 weeks is so long between when you can feel bubs but dont know if they are OK. I am seeing my GP on Tuesday for referals so I am going to ask if I can have them every 10days? God I hope she says yes! Its only a few extra scan in the scheme of things!! Otherwise am feeling OK. Sometimes I feel huge then sometimes I feel worried cause I dont think I am very big!! Weird isnt it!!! Have been walking and trying to be healthy so hopefully i just put on what I need to!!!
OK well hope everyone enjoys their sundays!!
Posted 23 January 2012 - 07:30 AM
spitmurphys - I'm glad your doppler scan went well and bubs is doing well at the moment. FX it stays like that. I agree if you need to have a couple more scans to keep calm then I'm sure they won't mind. I feel the same to...one minute I feel massive and then the next my tummy looks small. It must be the way they lay.
chocmudcake - I'm glad everything is ok. What a scare that must have been. DH and I have been not dtd very much just incase (well that's what I tell him but honestly I just can't be bothered hehe).
PinkSurvivor - Glad your little one is still in there and everything is ok. Good luck in your other us on the 2nd!!
OOfarmgirlOO - I too am leaking!! I notice on my bra these orange spots and then last weekend I was in my PJ's and my nipples went cold as well so I look and sure enough it was wet. I have now invested in some breast pads and might go to Target and get some maternity crop tops for sleeping in. (I hate wearing a bra to bed and my Aunty said to try the crop tops). Have a great holiday!! I too am only living through other peoples holidays atm.
dizzy-anne - You also have a great and relaxing holiday!!
Family Girl - I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your Grandmother. Look after yourself and bubs in this very sad time.
Nothing to exciting for me. Bathroom renovations continue... but at least I have a working shower and bath and hopefully tonight when I get home a working vanity. Yay to not brushing our teeth in the kitchen sink
Posted 24 January 2012 - 02:22 PM
Hi Ladies, super quick post as I am having a manic day at work, and just want to curl up in bed and sleep. I had been doing pretty well on the energy front, but the past few days I have been absolutely exhausted. Could be just the emotion of the last week.
I had my 19 week scan on saturday, and apart from nearly falling asleep ( so embarassed, I had been so excited about the scan, but put me in a warm dark room, lying on a bed and suddenly I could barely keep my eyes open!). The Bun was playing hard to get and had his/her head up near my ribs, feet near my diagonally opposite leg, and was facing my spine so it was hard work getting all the information. They didn't even offer to tell us the sex (I was secretly hoping DH would weaken in the moment and let me find out) but were happy that everything else was a-ok . My placenta is anterior, so might not get to feel the Bun move around too much, but I'm feeling some nice little flutters and jabs so I'm happy.
My MIL is arriving tonight for two weeks, so forgive me if I am MIA for a little while. She and I don't get on so well (it took me six months to talk to her again after her last visit) so I'm hoping for a better outcome this time. She has sent me several texts recently about being really excited to get to touch the belly, and it has quickly made me realise that I'm not really keen on anyone except DH touching 'the belly,' is anyone else like that??? It just seems strange to me to have other people touching what is actually MY belly, not the baby's, and a couple of people have really caught me off guard recently when they just reach out and touch it. I thought I would be proud to show it off, but it just feels very personal. Oh well, I might have to work on that cause I doubt MIL is going to take no for an answer
I'll be reading, so I hope you all have a great Australia Day and everyone continues having a nice summer.
Posted 24 January 2012 - 03:52 PM
Good luck with MIL Family!!!! I am no a huge fan of people touching "the belly"either! Bit weird really!! Anwyay you seem to become public property when your UTD dont you!!! So glad your scan was all good!! Such a huge milestone the morph scan!!!
Jens yay to the bathroom renos!! Will be so wonderful when done!!! Ntohing like a nice bathroom I dont think!!!!
AFM got my US referals from my gp today and have booked them in for every 10 days. Hopefully I can do that without too much stress!! Next one is Friday which doesnt seem so far away!!! Lets hope its still all good! My mental milestone is 32 wks before anythign goes wrong, so thats another 8wks to get through and I really hope we can do it!!! Pre term delivery stats are so good after that these days!! Oh and I have packed on 10kgs!!!! Yuck!! I knew I was doing well but was hoping it was under that!! I am blaming Clomid and progesterone for the first 5!!!! the next are pretty much all me!! Anyway will have to watch myself for the next 16 wks!!!!!!
Posted 25 January 2012 - 12:12 PM
spitmurphy: What is an MCA doppler scan? I'm glad you got extra scans.
Jens: Thanks and enjoy the renovations!
Familygirl: Congrats on the great scan! Your relationship with your MIL sounds similar to mine with the IL's. After the holiday season I cam completely In lawed out for at least a year
AFM: I had to change my 9 week scan to a couple days earlier as I forgot that I have a little boy in preschool!!!! He starts on the 2nd of Feb same day as my scan before I changed it. My scan was booed for 2:20 and I am supposed to pick up DS at 2:30...so thats not going to work. I need to remember from now on to base my life around school pick ups and drop off's. How surreal!!! I can't believe DS is 4 and in preschool!
I have had no more spotting or anything so fingers crossed all is well on the 31st. If my scan goes well after that I don't know whether to tell everyone at 9 weeks or wait until the 12 week scan. Its so nerve wracking. So far my 5 closest friends know and DH told him Mum and sisters and my Mom and Grandma know.
I'm als nervous at the moment as I have to book in my 6 month cancer follow up to make sure I'm still cancer free Its my first follow up....
Posted 25 January 2012 - 03:21 PM
PinkSurvivor - I'm glad your spotting has gone. As for telling people we told our family and close friends before 12 weeks as we really needed to support if something happened. But we waited to do the Facebook public thing until 16 weeks (once we found out our baby didn't have Potters). But it's up to you. Good luck with your 6 month appointment. I hope all goes well and you get great news!!
spitmurphys - Yay for 10 day u/s!! That sucks about the weight though. I would put it down to the clomid
Family Girl - That is fantastic news about the 19 week scan Good luck with the MIL. I have no advice as I get along well with mine.
Hi everyone hope you all have a great Aussie day.
Had my 30 week OB appointment yesterday and all went well. BP is down and bub is head down playing with our nose . Now I'm on fortnightly appointments which is starting to make it sound real.
Then this morning I saw my BP specialisit and he said that I was boring as BP is ok and I don't have to see him for 6 weeks. Yay
Only 10 weeks to go...so scary!!
Posted 25 January 2012 - 07:50 PM
Pinksurvivor - I've been doing the same thing in comparing this pregnancy to my previous successful and unsuccessful pregnancies. It's so hard not to do, but you really shouldn't try to read too much into it. Maybe the reason this pregnancy is different is that you'e having a girl this time!
spitmurphys - I piled on 5kg because of Clomid when trying to conceive DS1. And never got if off too I hope the next 16 weeks go smoothly for you.
jens - Yay for only 10 weeks left. It will fly by!
Familygirl - good luck with your MIL! And i'm glad the 19 week scan went well.
AFM - Thanks for the advice you've given me. I'm now 15 +1 weeks, and 2 days past the gestation my last pregnancy ended. I feel as if a weight has been lifted off my shoulders a little, but there's still an underlying sense of nervousness. But I've been trying to stay focused on the weeks ahead, and it seems to be helping me maintain a positive attitude. So has no more spotting! YAY. I had my booking-in appointment today and bub's was so active the midwife couldn't stay with the heartbeat long enough to measure the heartrate! She was amazed at how much it was moving, so it looks like we've got another energiser bunny on our hands. I have another scan on Monday when I hope we can find out the gender!
Posted 26 January 2012 - 08:14 AM
Spitmurphy's, glad to hear you are getting to have your u/s's every 10 days. All the best for Friday.
jens1606, How good is it with only 10 weeks to go? Still feels like forever away though. Great news about your BP too How much longer until your reno's are finished? Did you enjoy brushing your teeth in the bathroom?
family girl, Congrats on your 19 weeks scan, glad everything went well, even if bub didnt want to co-operate good luck with the inlaws. We dont have a relationship at all with my husbands family, they dont even know im pregnant. It is bliss. As for people touching your bump, im ok with it with friends and relo's but randoms like my future BIL's mum, umm personal space and she is invading it. Had my sister and future BIL's engagement party last weekend and his mum kept coming up and rubbing my belly. I was losing my mind by the end and told me mum if BIL's mum touched me again, it was going to be on
Pink survivor, all the best with your 9 week scan and yay to no more spotting Good luck with your cancer follow up appointment. Fingers crossed all is clear.
mccarro, glad to hear everything is going well
AFM: I have a growth and well being ultrasound on Monday, looking forward to seeing bub and seeing how much hair he/she may have as heartburn has been killing me. DD was born with a full head of hair, so I wont be surprised if this one is the same. In regards to weight gain, I lost 7kg's in the beginning and went down to 51kg's, weighed myself yesterday and I am now 67.7kg so 16.7 kg's gained since I started gaining weight again at about 15 weeks. But im ont 10kgs more then my starting weight yet Not much else to report.
to everyone else, hope you are all well
Edited by chocmudcake, 26 January 2012 - 08:18 AM.
Posted 26 January 2012 - 10:55 AM
I hope you don't mind if I join in. I will have to read back to catch up. Well it looks like I will be the second re-graduate aside from MrsCee. I was in this group before having DS Oliver in March last year. I has just found out that I am expecting again and had a scan yesterday measuring 6 weeks 4 days. Although I have had a successful pregnancy it still amazes me that if you have suffered a loss you do not get rid of the worrying or stressing. I forgot about it until I fell pregies again.
Any-who hope to get to know you all and you all have happy and healthy pregnancies.
Posted 26 January 2012 - 12:35 PM
Natmac!!! how great to see you!!! I wish you all the best for another successful pregnancy and that the stress can reduce. It is lovely to have you in here.
Hello to everyone! It is nice to see everyone is doing ok and that the newbies are all ok so far, the first trimester is hard work!
I am 27 weeks now and exhausted at the moment, we just had five days off for Chinese New Year and I think I slept a big portion of it. Mind you we spent two nights at this gorgeous little resort in Malaysia where the huts were basic but right on the beach and you slept with the windows and doors open, just bliss!
I am exhausted today but my sister and I are off for a little pampering this afternoon, we are having a full pedicure done and then high tea at Dempsey Hill so no complaints from me!
Spit - I need to go back through your posts again but I hope these 10 day ultrasounds help you, pregnancy is stressful enough without extra worry
Happy Australia day to everyone!
Posted 26 January 2012 - 03:53 PM
Hi ladies! I just wanted to pop in and say hi - I've been following along on my phone, but now we have internet in our new flat, so its easier for me to post Our move went well, although it was exhausting (and I didn't even move anything!)
Almost 28 weeks now - 3rd trimester time! I still manage to get myself worried a lot - my baby seems reasonably quiet, either that or I am distracted a lot. However I think I am starting to feel hiccups and often I will get movement in more than one place at once!
I'll catch up with personals ASAP - hopefully life will settle down soon!!
Posted 27 January 2012 - 08:29 PM
Hi girls and just a quick hello from me too - and to let you all know I haven't fallen off the face of the Earth. All is going well with this pg and I am booked in for my C/S on April 20. My OB insisted I have another as this birth is only 14 months after my previous C/S PAM baby in Feb, my beautiful DS who is now 11 months old and the light of my life.
I am 27 weeks and apart from being huge and uncomfortable I am feeling really well.
It is so wonderful to see so many successful pg in here and I am sending you all my warmest and fondest wishes.
Edited by MrsCee, 27 January 2012 - 08:45 PM.
Posted 28 January 2012 - 02:56 PM
I thought I better pop in and let everyone know that I had my baby boy on Tuesday. I ended up being induced due to a scan the week before that said he was going to be a big boy which was right! After a 7.5 hour labour with just gas and the help of the vacuum to turn my posterior baby, Finn Patrick was born weighing a hefty 5kg (11 pounds), 53cms long and his head circumference was 38cm. Am totally in love!
Unfortunately he had to go to special care nursery yesterday as he has bad jaundice but it looks like we'll be able to bring him home tomorrow.
Posted 28 January 2012 - 04:58 PM
Congratulations Indah What a big boy, hope the jaundice clears soon and you can be enjoying your newborn cuddles in your own home
Posted 28 January 2012 - 07:37 PM
Yay Indah!!! what a big boy but how fantastic that he is here! I hope he is out of special care and home with you soon xx
Posted 28 January 2012 - 08:14 PM
Congrats Indah!! Finn is a lovely name What a big boy, he would have made my DS look tiny!! I hope his jaundice clears up soon and he is home with you before you know it
MrsCee - you and I are due very close together!! I am due on April 19.
ready - Sounds like an awesome break you've had!! I loved the short time I spent in Malaysia a few years ago. Hope you enjoyed your pedi and high tea, pedis are pretty essential in pg once you can't reach your toes!! DH refuses to cut my nails or do anything helpful in that regard....
Natmac - welcome back! I hope your pg is smooth and simple and you have nothing to worry about for the next 8 or so months
choc - Hope everything goes well at tomorrows scan. I've put 10kgs since the start of pg, despite the fact I've been exercising 3 times a week (most weeks...) and am on a high fibre diet as part of a study at the hospital (not always so good to sticking to it though...) I just hope that I can stay under the 20kgs I put on last time. I would hope that my efforts would come to something!!
mccarro - So glad to hear that everything went well at your last appt
jens - 10 weeks to go - wow!!!
AFM, I went to the hospital today for some monitoring because my anxiety over baby's movements was getting too much for me. Baby went nuts as soon as the pads were connected, I don't think I've felt her kick that hard yet. So I am feeling so much more reassured. I just have to make sure that I give myself the chance to sit down and feel her move if I am getting worried - easier said than done
Also found out that bubs is currently in breech, which I suspected because I get most of my movement very low. The midwife reassured me that bubs still has plenty of time to turn around - anyone else been in this position or currently in this position? Any words of wisdom??
Posted 28 January 2012 - 10:39 PM
CONGRATULATIONS INDAH I am very happy for you and hopefully your little man gets to go home tomorrow!
mccarro: I hope you get to find out the gender at your scan, how exciting I am so glad you got past your last m/c date. I have a scan on tuesday so hopefully I have also
Thanks chocmudcake, I hope all is well also. I have gained like 1.5kg and I am only 8.5 weeks...I need to slow down lol
Congrats on the BFP natmac! You must be very excited I hope you can keep the worry at bay
readyandraring and susieblue: Thats so great to be at 27/28 weeks. I cannot wait for that time because by then I am showing and I think I'll be pretty relaxed and awaiting the birth. I still feel like I have forever to go! And susie I am so glad you felt some great movement I went in with DS2 for low movement and it is definitely scary. Sorry I am not familiar with breech but my friends baby was the OB tried to turn it failed and she just got on all fours and rocked for a few nights at home, had another scan and the baby turned Good luck
mrscee: You must be excited to have the date, I am considering c/s but I will talk to my health care professionals before making any hasty decisions.
AFM: I had a dinner party and it went amazingly well. We had 9 people (including DH and I) and I made 2 roast chickens with homemade stuffing, roast veggies and steamed veggies as well as mashed potato corn and homemade gravy and a vanilla cake with vanilla buttercream. I was so scared I wouldn't be able to come through as today was my first day of insane Nausea, it actually reminded me of chemo (not nearly as bad but still bad) I almost had to use the bin in the produce section to vomit in I was really sick for about 2 hours but composed my self at 3:30 to make dinner and I just had waves of mild nausea after that thank goodness.
I wonder if it will continue...I only had nausea last pregnancy which I m/c so hopefully thats not a bad sign. Maybe just a sign of a girl as I had ZERO sickness with both the boys...maybe its just wishful thinking lol
I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend.
Thanks familygirl for the PM
Posted 29 January 2012 - 08:11 AM
Congratulations Indah on the birth of your (not so little) man!
Hello to everyone else.
Posted 29 January 2012 - 02:17 PM
Congrats Indah on the birth of Finn!! Hope he gets to go home with you all today!!
Hi everyone else!!
Posted 30 January 2012 - 08:22 AM
OMG I just looked at the list and jen1607 and I are due next I cant wait.......
Pink Survivor, Hope the m/s doesnt get any worse for you. Well done on cooking for so many people though, especially when your not well.
Susieblue, glad to hear bub is ok, its always the way though, as soon as you get to the hospital for monitoring bub moves around like crazy. But glad to hear al is well.
Posted 30 January 2012 - 11:32 AM
chocmudcake - That is very scary!! I saw this yesterday as well and almost had a panic attack hehe. But I really can't wait!!
Indah - Congratulations on the birth of Finn!! It is a beautiful name and I hope your home now and settled.
PinkSurvivor - I hope the ms is better today. I always found it reasuring.
SusieBlue - At my last scan which was at 27 weeks the lady said that my bub was breach but she said that there was plenty of time for him/her to move. I have noticed that he/she has started to kick a little at the top so I think we may have moved. But I have read that swimming and spending some time each day on your hands and knees does help move them around.
Hi spitmurphys, athnessa, readyandraring, MrsCee, FarmGirl, Family Girl and everyone else I have missed
I have started to notice that when I stand up or when I'm walking and the baby moves or kicks it is starting to hurt just a little. Has this happened to anyone else?? My boobs are starting to hurt again and I notice that when they do I start to leak which has got me a little worried about breastfeeding.
But I'm a bit excited that I have started working 4 days a week from this week. Then I finish up in 5 weeks time. How exciting!!
Posted 30 January 2012 - 08:41 PM
Edited by chocmudcake, 30 January 2012 - 08:45 PM.
Posted 30 January 2012 - 08:43 PM
Just a quick update. Had my 30 week scan today and all was great Bub is measuring small, only on the 20th centile, not a bad as DD though who was under the 10th. Everything else was looking really good though, so nothing to worry about at this stage. I was told though to expect a bub slightly bigger then DD's 6lb 6oz.
jens, My boobs are sore too, but not when leaking (thank goodness as it would be constant.) also the only pain I have when bub move is when she/he has its bum up under my rubs, feels like it is trying to fit between the skin and the rib bones, instead of going under the ribs. But thats about it.
Posted 30 January 2012 - 10:34 PM
Congrats Indah you deserve a medal for that one! I love his name
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