Jump to content

Due in July, 2012 #5


  • Please log in to reply
71 replies to this topic

#51 noonied

Posted 11 January 2012 - 12:31 PM

Hi everyone,
Well I've got a confession to make...I've been stalking this DIG since I found out I was pregnant back in November.
Because I had 2 mc last year I've been really hesitant to join in just incase I jinxed myself. However, at 14 weeks tomorrow (and after 3 positive scans!) I'm starting to think I should be safe to start enjoying myself and relaxing a bit (easier said than done).
This will be my 2nd child, but DP's first, and he is so excited.
DS is really excited also and talks to the baby alot through my stomach. He has said the he would like us to 'order' another boy...hmmm...we'll see what we can do!
I'm haven't really popped yet, but am in maternity clothes already. I'm at that awkward 'has she put on weight or is she pregnant?' stage at the moment. Though both guesses would be correct! The first trimester wasn't very kind to me and the only thing that stopped my nausea was eating. So I ate. And put on 6 kg in the process sad.gif Eating is much more under control now with the passing of the ms, so I'm hoping to slow down the weight gain back to normal limits!
I can see that most of the action must be happening on FB so I'll get to know you all their.
noonied xx

#52 mummy nicki

Posted 12 January 2012 - 03:29 AM

QUOTE (petitemaman @ 10/01/2012, 12:02 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
@ nicky i read ur post about dreaming of a dragon: ur child will be born in the year of the dragon, water dragon to be precise ( chinese astrology). just google it and see the personality and traits of water dragon babies. Maybe baby is warning you already that " hey i will be a little dragon", normally they are fiesty but the water in them calms them down though.


Thanks for that, it makes a lot of sense. Looking back, although dragons have yet to star in my dreams again they are always in there in some way, even if it is just a glimpse or a picture or statue. Very strange... lol but kinda cool. Kinda weird in some of the more frisky ones tho...  roll2.gif

#53 Bubtrip

Posted 13 January 2012 - 09:20 AM

Hey all!

Hope the last week of scans have gone well for people. And good luck to First&Freaking and Bibendum with your scans today.

All went well with mine on Wednesday (maaaaasive relief). Took some extra time as the little thing was dancing and kicking like crazy. The ultrasound place just called me then - 1 in 11,449 chance of downs. Phew phew phew.

I've started feeling almost back to normal the last few days - in the mornings at least (bit more tired in the afternoons / evenings still). Feels so good! And two days now without needing to be sick so I'm hoping things are on the improve.

First&Freaking - so glad you mentioned stitches! I seem to get them on upper left side when I'm walking even when it's nice and slow. A few of them have been bad enough to almost stop walking - and slowing down further doesn't seem to make them go away.

I have put on a few kilos and definitely sticking out a bit. Found some old pants that had stretched and have been wearing them. Even though it's my first, I think my lack of stomach muscles is probably to blame!

Also on my list is to check out the fb group - though I can't access fb from work so I hope there's still a few posts on here!

#54 Cacti

Posted 13 January 2012 - 05:16 PM

QUOTE (First&freaking @ 10/01/2012, 06:19 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Stephkp-I'm also due on the 24th July and my name is Steph! That was a little exciting for me when I saw that..... Small things!


I have a friend called Steph due on the 23rd!


#55 Bibendum

Posted 14 January 2012 - 05:08 PM

Hey everyone - welcome to new folks!  Just reading about others' scans - congratulations! - and coming in to update on my own.

It was a /long/ scan - almost 50 minutes - because baby wasn't cooperating with the positions the sonographer needed...  They recorded the whole thing, so now I have 50 minutes of DVD of baby squiggling around, alternating with my insides squiggling around as the sonographer tried to get baby to move by jiggling me...  She finally got what she was after, and then asked the lab to rush our results so we wouldn't have to wait for Monday (we did the scan the very last thing on Friday - had done the blood test two weeks ago).  The bloods, as it turns out, were great, and the NT measurement was also very good, so we've come back with a vastly lower risk than would be estimated by my age alone, so we're comfortable with this result, and won't pursue any further testing until the 20-week morphology scan.  

She could never get baby in the right position to see whether or not it had a nasal bone, but since all other measurements and bloods were good, and since there were no other soft markers, she expects the nasal bone is there - she could just never get a clear view of the face, without a hand in front of it - looking back over the DVD, there are a couple fleeting glimpses of what is probably the bone (looks like the images I've seen for it online, and the sonographer said as much talking to us about the exam after), but the baby would always somersault away from the probe right when she tried to zero in on it, or slap its hand across its face such that the hand bones obscured the facial ones...  It was driving her crazy...  She said this meant the risk reported by the lab was about double what she thinks our risk actually is - but we were happy with the risk as given by the lab anyway, so it doesn't make a difference in this case.  It might have made a difference if any other results were cause for concern.

So baby is still there!  Very mobile!  Heart rate okay, right number of appendages, brain, heart, stomach, etc., doing what they're supposed to be at this stage.  Overall, we're really reassured...

We have a pregnancy class at the hospital tomorrow - not really sure what this covers?  They do a labour one much later - I'm thinking this early one might just be "don't eat soft cheese", etc., but we're going in case it covers something we don't know...

Hope all is well with everyone!

Edited by Bibendum, 14 January 2012 - 05:09 PM.


#56 gonnabe5

Posted 16 January 2012 - 04:47 AM

Hi everyone. It's been a while since I've been onto EB ... was away in the UK over Christmas and New Year ... so I just wanted to pop my head in and say hello. I hope everyone is trundling along OK so far!

Had our NT scan in the UK and came out with a really good result of 1/16000 chance of Downs for each twin, which is a huge relief!! They have done very well in their first test! They seem to be growing nicely and doing all the things they should be doing ... even though I'm not doing so well on the feeding them properly part.

My husband is joining the army as an officer this week and leaves for 10 weeks of training in Canberra on Tuesday, leaving me all on my lonesome in Sydney. Feeling really anxious and upset about not having him around ... hope the time goes quickly. I need to throw myself into things and keep busy ... good time to start back on the exercise regime I guess!!!

If anyone is based in Sydney and feels like meeting up to swim, walk, coffee etc and just generally chat July babies, that would be awesome! I don't know that many people in Sydney really (only moved from the UK last year) and none of them are pregnant ... so it would be good to make some new friends with a common interest!

#57 onyerbikeluv

Posted 16 January 2012 - 10:01 AM

Hi everyone, glad to read about all the positive results and happy to report the same here :-)  So nice to be able to tell people and such a relief to see a healthy bub on the screen. It feels real now, and I'm letting myself get excited finally!

DD was cute too - she looked at the screen and said "baby!", and when I asked where the baby was, she pointed to my tummy (well, more to my chest but that's a small detail haha) - so she's understanding on some level. She just has no idea how her world is about to change!

twinsmama my DH is army too, it's a change of lifestyle if you aren't used to it, so maybe check out the EB Military Families buddy group, the ladies in there are a wonderful support and are full of information about navigating the many infuriating Defence systems. Or you are welcome to PM me too if you have any questions, i'm in Sydney too :-)

#58 Charli73

Posted 19 January 2012 - 07:49 PM

Hello everyone...

Fianlly had our scan results today too, 1 in 1340, Phew!!  DS1 was 1 in 749 so happy with that result.... We can finally tell people which is a relief....

Now I can go shopping without jinxing myself original.gif  

Looking forward to this second trimester, better get my maternoty clothes out again , Doh!!  

Oh and date is now 23rd July....  but will have elective CS prob the week before if my pelvic instablity pain is ok. fingers crossed.

Hope everyones scans go well and youre all feeling ok !!

#59 onyerbikeluv

Posted 24 January 2012 - 08:56 AM

Oh sad - it looks like everyone is on Facebook ... which I can't get at work, so hope a few check in here sometimes too :-)

Charli73, I get pelvic instability problems too, scarily it has started early this pregnancy, when it didn't start till much later with DD. I've got my support belt out for walking already - ugh, hate that thing!

#60 opethmum

Posted 24 January 2012 - 05:36 PM

Hi there,

I too have been stalking this group, I am due on the 21st July! This is a miracle bub number 2. I found out via ultrasound at my gynaecologists office and I literally screamed the office down.

I am hoping everyone is going well in their journey.

Have a great week.

opethmum

#61 pippityroo

Posted 05 February 2012 - 09:49 PM

Hi everyone! Thought I'd finally drop by and join in. Though seems this group is rather quiet at the moment, must be a chatty bunch on FB wink.gif

I'm pregnant with #4 (15 weeks today!), due 29th July. So far all is going perfectly, & great. Very excited to be on this journey again wub.gif (though I still can't believe it!)

opthemum, that must of been an awesome surprise!

Hope you're all feeling well (as well as your little bundles).

#62 MissMilliesMum

Posted 06 February 2012 - 08:44 PM

Hi Pippity Pip original.gif

Congratulations on baby number #4 and welcome to the July DIG original.gif

You are right about all the action being on facebook!

Feel free to join us on facebook if you haven't already original.gif

I am pregnant with #1 and I am 19 weeks due July 2nd.

original.gif

#63 pippityroo

Posted 14 February 2012 - 08:34 PM

Thanks Beachbabe original.gif Will check out the FB group soon.

#64 becstarash

Posted 17 February 2012 - 05:48 PM

hi girls only my second post since this group started

this is baby 3 for us lol

will be nice to chat again with other mummys

xoxoxox

#65 moomin mamma

Posted 17 February 2012 - 06:44 PM

Hello!  New here to EB.

I'm an Aussie living in Northern Europe, pregnant with No. 2, due July 10th (but most likely earlier).  I have a cheeky, chubby and smart 2 y.o. girl.

All going well.  Refused the downs scan.  Won't find out the sex.  Still got morning sickness (didn't have the first time).  Just started full time work again.  Terrified about having a quick labour.

Well, that is me.  Looking forward to getting to know you all :-)



#66 ~A2~

Posted 23 April 2012 - 10:46 AM

Just checking in to see how you are all going?



#67 CourtneyMaree91

Posted 24 April 2012 - 10:47 AM

HI EVERYONE biggrin.gif

just wondering if anyones having random morning sickness?

i havent had it in weeks and weeks. im 29 weeks with a little boy due 4th July 2012

This is my first and only just joined this group original.gif

And why is it so hard to come up with a name? i like unusual names so if you think of any let me know Tounge1.gif

#68 Cacti

Posted 24 April 2012 - 06:46 PM

Thanks for checking in, A2 original.gif

Courtney - yep, I'm having random morning sickness too. I asked a midwife today and she said it could be bubs squishing my stomach up so food comes up too easily, or if on an empty stomach, it could be reflux causing stomach acid build up.

#69 Suz:)

Posted 25 April 2012 - 04:49 PM

Hello everyone! My name is Susanna, and everyone calls me Suz!
I am due with no.2 on the 21st of July 2012. DS is 18 months. And now adding to the family with a DD! So I will have the pigeon pair.

Pregnancy so far... not that overly exciting. Everything is fine. biggrin.gif

Will love to meet and chat with everyone who is here. And due around the same time!

Have a lovely day ladies.
Suz.
x

#70 CourtneyMaree91

Posted 26 April 2012 - 09:50 AM

QUOTE (Cacti @ 24/04/2012, 06:46 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Thanks for checking in, A2 original.gif

Courtney - yep, I'm having random morning sickness too. I asked a midwife today and she said it could be bubs squishing my stomach up so food comes up too easily, or if on an empty stomach, it could be reflux causing stomach acid build up.



oh thats great original.gif thanks so much biggrin.gif

#71 Cacti

Posted 26 April 2012 - 07:13 PM

Haha I don't know if it's great, but it's meant to be normal!

#72 ~A2~

Posted 22 May 2012 - 12:49 PM

Just checking in to see how everyone is going.

Regards

Ali





3 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 3 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

Get your FREE Baby & Toddler Show ticket!

Get your free ticket to the Sydney Essential Baby & Toddler Show for September 25-27 - register online now.

Win Love Child Season 1 & 2 on DVD

To celebrate the release of Love Child Season 2 on DVD from July 9, Essential Baby and Universal Sony Pictures Home Entertainment are giving away Love Child Season 1 & 2 on DVD to 13 lucky winners.

10 things I wish my pre-baby self knew

I look back at my pre-baby self and laugh at how ridiculously easy I actually had it. I remember complaining about how tired I was and how little time I had.

Creative ways to store your child's art

Ideas for storing your child's artworks have moved on from sticking them to the fridge door before guiltily dumping them in the bin.

Child abuse ignored because 'it's not your children': Waleed Aly

Waleed Aly takes apart the immigration law that's designed to "protect politicians"

How a newborn niece changed star Australian basketballer's life

In August 2013 star basketball Abby Bishop was 24-years-old and in the prime of her sporting career.

Guilt is my new shadow

No one warned me that when I gave birth there would be an additional side order of guilt.

12 brilliant Ikea hacks for kids’ rooms

Check out these creative upcycling ideas that transform regular Ikea items into something special for your little ones.

Child's nightmare about 'man with a light' turned out to be real

For three days, a three-year-old boy had been saying there was "a man with a light" outside his window at night.

Toilet truths after giving birth

The thought of going to the toilet after giving birth is often feared, but there are ways to make it less painful.

Woman asks strangers for $1 million to stop her having an abortion

An anonymous woman is taking an extreme moral and ethical stand by seeking $1 million in donations to prevent her going ahead with a planned abortion.

How a woman's dying wish made another woman a mum

"I kind of think about, 'What did I do beforehand? What kept me so busy back then?' Because now I'm really busy."

The parenting do-over: what six parents did differently second time around

In playgrounds across Australia, you can hear parents lamenting, "When we have our next baby I swear I won't be doing THAT again".

A solo birth, a wasp swarm and a forest fire: mum and baby's amazing story of survival

Desperate, out of petrol and low on food, a new mother lit a fire in the hope of attracting attention.

Boy found on swing died of hypothermia and dehydration, autopsy finds

The story was chilling and heartbreaking: a three-year-old boy was found dead in a Southern Maryland park, his mother pushing him on the swing.

Child's play and laughter help battle fatigue

Feeling fatigued? Uh-huh, thought as much. Join the queue.

Dad shares entertaining 'how to hold a baby' clip

For many new dads, their own child is the first baby they have ever held. So one dad has posted an instructive YouTube video titled "How to Hold a Baby".

The Australian baby with 100,000 Facebook fans

She may be only eight months old, but Egypt has already amassed more than 100,000 fans and received a letter from royalty - Hollywood royalty that is.

Tongue tie: what you need to know

Tongue and lip tie can lead to many problems for babies - and their parents. Here are the signs of tongue tie and how it's treated.

My daughter is small but that doesn't matter

My daughter may be small, but it's my job as her parent to refocus back where it belongs - on who she is as a person

Wet wipes linked to rise in allergic reactions

The government has issued a health warning after a rise in allergic skin reactions has been linked to a preservative found in some wet wipes.

 
Advertisement
 
Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

27 funny ultrasound pictures

Ultrasounds give you a look at your growing baby ... and sometimes what appears to their womb-buddy, or your bub in an amusing position.

What all parents should know about safe babywearing

A picture of Ryan Reynolds always gets the girls talking, and a recently shared photo has done exactly that - but this time, it's for all the wrong reasons.

Baby's head shape reveals potentially fatal condition

Thinking her baby just had an unusually shaped head, a mother was shocked to discover it was instead linked to a dangerous condition.

Why IVF success rates may not be what you think

Transparency, accountability and responsibilityare essential measures to protect IVF vulnerable patients.

Mother-in-law 'from hell' inspires survival guide

The happily ever after Nicola Milan had imagined wasn't to be – and she blames her mother-in-law.

Owning a pair of nail scissors does not make me a hairdresser

It's been a whole year since sleeping in until 10am. A whole year since having a peaceful shower.

The 83 children who were tragically let down in the last decade

Over a 10-year period, 83 children died from domestic violence abuse in NSW, with three quarters of the victims aged five years or under, the NSW Ombudsman has revealed.

Is it reasonable to expect your partner to give up drinking in pregnancy?

From the moment that I fell pregnant with my son, I realised just how much my life had already started to change.

Stroke victim joins class action against makers of popular contraceptive pill

"I was terrified I would always be this way. The pill needs to come with a much higher warning."

Sexy time

Why you should get excited about scheduling sex

Unfortunately, the belief that sex should always be spontaneous is a myth. It just isn't.

When newborn photoshoots get messy

When it comes to newborn photoshoots, it is all about the timing.

Expert Q&A: Gross motor skill development in toddlers and preschoolers

Dr Katie Heathershaw answers questions about jumping, toe walking, riding a bike and being pigeon toed.

'Samuel is our firstborn, and he will never be forgotten'

Having lost their firstborn at one day old, the Carrolls were overjoyed to welcome their daughter Isobel into the world a year later.

Dad takes miraculous catch while feeding baby

One American father has taken multitasking to a new level at a Cubs-Dodgers baseball game at Wrigley Field.

Name your baby Quinoa, win a $10K gift card

Choosing a name for your little bundle of joy is always a major decision. It can be something traditional, trendy, creative … or inspired by the menu of your favourite chain restaurant.

On the 10th anniversary of my son's death

This day marks a significant day. Today marks 10 years since I lost my son Kai.

'Help - my toddler hits me!'

My toddler has started hitting when he gets frustrated, is feeling ignored, or just thinks it might be fun.

The top 6 misleading parenting terms

From 'morning sickness' to 'the terrible twos', there are many parenting terms that are misleading.

When 'good' nannies go bad

While most nannies take pride in their work, there can be some who have a hidden side.

Woman hospitalised for skinny jeans injury

Beware: skinny jeans might be bad for your health.

Gauze seeding: the bacteria-breeding birth trend

A number of women having caesarean deliveries are now taking steps to give their baby a better 'microbiome' start in life.

Jimmy Fallon writes new children's book for dads

Jimmy Fallon, host of NBC's The Tonight Show, recently wrote a children's book about every father's secret wish for their baby's first word to be "dada" - not "mama".

28 names for babies born in winter

Looking for some baby name inspiration for a bub born during the colder months? Here are 28 options from around the world to consider.

 

FREE TICKET

Get your FREE ticket to the Baby & Toddler Show

Get your free ticket to the Sydney Essential Baby & Toddler Show for September 25-27 - register online now.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.