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Posted 31 January 2012 - 08:01 PM
Now to catch up with everything.
CONGRATULATIONS to everyone, here's to an exciting & uneventful 7-8 months ahead.
So, as far as I can work out I am due around the 24th September. I have first appointment with GP who is also Ob tomorrow afternoon, not sure what to expect as we had an early miscarriage in December & got this BFP straight after, with no AF in between. I am hoping to get some advice on diet & exercise, as I am currently overweight and am potentially high risk for having to deliver at a hospital that is 100km from home, so not wanting gain much weight, if any.
We are not planning on telling anyone until after the 12 mark, but won't be making a big deal of it with any big announcements planned.
So much to read through, but glad everyone is traveling along well, sympathies to everyone who has M/S.
Looking forward to getting to know everyone!!!
Edited by wannabamumma, 31 January 2012 - 08:19 PM.
Posted 31 January 2012 - 08:46 PM
Popping my head in here. Im an old member of EB (who cant login under my old username!)
Found out a few weeks ago that we are expecting baby number 5 . I have 4 from my first marriage and this will be my Partners 1st, so he is super excited!
I think I'm due around Sept 20-25. Have first OB appointment on the 16th Feb where he wants to do a scan, so should get a better idea then, he delivered my last baby, so glad I've been able to get into him again
Posted 31 January 2012 - 09:45 PM
Congrats to you too Tinkster, wishing you a very smooth and boring next 8 months!
Morning Sickness has well and truly kicked in for me, but it arrives around dinner time not breakfast time!!!
Posted 31 January 2012 - 11:35 PM
Morning sickness is here too, but it's better than hyperemesis so I'm not complaining. I find it worse in the afternoons, right when the kids are tired and cranky and all I wanna do is nap!
Posted 01 February 2012 - 03:20 PM
Well DP and I had our first scan this morning - and I saw the heartbeat!!!!
All is looking well, although dating is now for 25th September, as opposed to 17th September
Tinkster23 & Neonataldiabetes - thankfully I have managed to avoid any sickness, although I didn't have any with my son, so hoping I may manage to luck out again. I am the opposite - ravenously hungry all the time and feel sick if I don't eat!!
wannabamumma - we had exactly the same situation as you - miscarriage in December with no AF between then and getting pregnant - so was very hard to tell dating
I am also with you on the keeping fit - I am not overweight, but I did put on a stack of weight when pregnant with Jack, probably because of my chocolate cravings.
I am determined to eat sensibly this time, and to keep up my exercise!
Plus I'd love another straightforward birth, and to be fit for birth, and to rebound well from birth as well!
Hope all the babymummas are going well xxoo
Posted 01 February 2012 - 06:54 PM
I thought I was due the 17th September, but my dating scan has revised that to the 24th September, so either way I'm in this group.
This is my first pregnancy and my husband and I are very excited because we didn't think we would conceive so quickly.
He melted my heart by asking if I wanted to go to the baby shop on the weekend to play with some pushchairs.
Posted 01 February 2012 - 08:21 PM
Hello lovely mums-to-be! I hope you're all doing well and those of you that are sick are coping okay. There is an old wives tale that says the sicker you are, the safer the pregnancy ... but I think they just say that to make you feel better about being sick (sort of like being pooed on by a pigeon being good luck).
Brissie1sttimer - your DH sounds lovely! Congrats on getting pregnant so quickly. We were successful the first month we tried as well, and being our third baby, you'd think we'd be all good but DH and I are still in shock a bit. Nice to see another Brissie chick in here too!
milliej13 - how exciting to see the heartbeat! I can't wait - but will have to, until 22 Feb. So far away!
I can't do personals from the previous thread - too hard for my preggie brain!
AFM I am still waiting for morning sickness to kick in with full force and wondering quietly if I might get away lightly this time. I had constant queasiness with both my previous pregnancies, but so far with this one, I just have a general aversion to food but not feeling sick. Part of me wishes to feel sick just for reassurance, but the other part is saying I should relax and enjoy.
Posted 01 February 2012 - 10:55 PM
Hi Ladies I hope everyone is feeling well and not to queasy!
Discomonkey Im with you, I am feeling great where as I was so sick for months with my other pregnacys, I would like the reassurance of feeling all the time but am constantly reminding myself to enjoy it!
Brissy 1st timer Wow congrats, you're very lucky my DP wont enter a baby shop untill im ready to pop, nothing like the last minute
Milliej13 I can not wait to see this little ones heartbeat how far along were you when it showed up? I have my fisrst scan this friday and am really hopeing it wil be there.
Posted 02 February 2012 - 05:21 PM
I am having a scan next Thursday to see how far along I am but I should be around 6.5/7 weeks. Is it normal not to have any symptoms? I'm really starting to wonder if I'm even pregnant anymore as I'm feeling nothing! Has anyone else got the same problem? Is it still too early to have symptoma?
Posted 02 February 2012 - 06:02 PM
want_to_be_a_mummy I am EXACTLY the same, I have no symptoms at all, none, not even sore boobs...which is so the total opposite to my other pregnancys where I had every symptom and couldnt keep my head out of the toilet, I had my bloods done earlier this week and they were spot on I am having a scan tomorrow which will make it more real but yes you are definitley not alone, just try and remind yourself what a blessing an easy pregnancy is and try not to stress if you have had no bleeding or cramping im sure everything is fine.
Posted 03 February 2012 - 11:33 AM
Ugh. Grocery shopping has become a new form of torture, trying to get something for dinner yet getting within 2 steps of the meat department has me gagging.
Butcher gave me a VERY strange look.
Have a feeling its going to be impossible to hide at work tonight..
Posted 03 February 2012 - 12:56 PM
tinkster23, am starting to also get nausea, but only moderate - am managing it only by eating regularly to keep it at bay - I never had any nausea with my DS, so this is new to me. At the moment though it is manageable, so for those suffering badly, sending big hugs your way
teganj & Want_to_be_a_mummy, I had no symptoms with my DS, and he was absolutely fine - I know what you mean though, I remember thinking maybe the pregnancy has just disappeared, and actually praying I would get morning sickness just so I knew I was still pregnant
AFM: Going to the gym has become an issue - not because I feel sick, but because my boobs are so sore, that running is impossible. Already have a bump - probably thanks to this being baby no 2, but seriously, how can I have a bump already!!!
Go through stages of having heaps of energy, to none at all - but overall I can't / shouldn't complain, and am just impatient now to get to 12 weeks!!!!
Posted 03 February 2012 - 01:55 PM
It is lovely reading everyone's posts!! Congrats to all the new people who have joined the thread!! Thinking of all of you who are dealing with bad morning sickness, mine is fairly moderate atm, and can be kept under control if I eat frequently! On the other hand though my fatigue is terrible, I am constantly tired... Beyond what I thought was possible, it is hard as I am used to having a busy life living on not much sleep!! It doesn't help though that work is very busy atm and we are currently renovating the house!!
Also wondering if anyone is showing? I am thinking I am going to have to atleast tell my manager next week as it is starting to get a little obvious... I am only just over 7 weeks, I was hoping to wait atleast till I see my OB at 10 weeks, that way I would have seen my little one (or bump as my husband has affectionately called it)... Oh well see how next week goes!!
Have a great weekend everyone, I hope you aren't to unwell and tired!! It is my birthday on Monday so I am looking forward to the weekend!! Lots of birthday celebrations shared between me and my twin brother!!
Posted 03 February 2012 - 06:58 PM
Hi ladies, just got back from my ultrasound the sonographer was quite young and was really no help she/we saw 2 black spots and thats all really one of my ovaries was quite bigger then my other ovary and she said somehthing about that being the yolk sac and then went on to ask if I had any family history of twins? so really my head is just all over the place she just told me to come back in 3 weeks??? one of the blobs was measuring 5weeks 1day.....help! ?????????
Edited by teganj, 03 February 2012 - 06:58 PM.
Posted 03 February 2012 - 08:27 PM
I haven't posted since the start of the thread but have been busy reading. Hoping you are all feeling ok at the moment and are not too sick over the weekend.
Teganj- Are you having a follow up appintment with your GP/OB about the scan results? It is the radiologist who will view and then report on the scans not the sonographer who did the US. I guess you just hope she got the right pictures and areas for them to look at. I am sure if the scan was unsatisfactory in that respect they would suggest a follow up. If i were you i would speak to your doctor (whoever was going to receive the report), and if it was inconclusive then ask for another scan at a specialist womens US place. Hope you get some answers soon.
AFM- I was feeling VERY sick from weeks 4-7 but then it really tapered off this week to almost nothing. I rang my GP who has sent me for the bloods spaced three days apart to check HCG is rising (not sure how accurate these are at this gestation?). I got the result back today for 7.3 weeks and it was 127,000. No idea if this is good or not? I have already had dating scan at 6.3weeks which showed baby in the right place and a good HB. Hoping this lack of symptoms is just part of the rollercoaster of symptom severity and that this 12 week mark comes around fast!
Posted 04 February 2012 - 03:40 AM
First vomit last night, it had been threatening all day.
Teganj- hope you are going back to see your dr soon
Posted 04 February 2012 - 10:58 AM
Have been lurking but not joined in just yet as I have had some spotting/bleeding early last week and wasn't sure how things were going to progress. At this stage all is ok so thought I would come in and join the group.
My EDD is 21/9/12 - dating scan last week put me a day or 2 behind what I thought but thats ok. Back to drs next week to show scan results and see if I can get some bloods for hormone levels - have a history of hormonal imbalance and think that is what has caused my bleeding.
Anyway, quickly about us: This is my 2nd pregnancy, my DD just turned 6!!!!! Have been ttc for 3 years with this one and had finally given up on it happening. Started selling off the baby stuff, got a new job etc and boom it happens!!!! Certainly not the best timing but getting my head around it slowly.
Symptoms are in full force here - lots of food aversions (chicken, eggs, mango and anything "dry" like cereal, bread etc in mornings) and nausea on and off. Had a bad day with nausea the other day not sure how I didn't vomit but I managed. Still very sore boobs, extreme fatigue - basically I get home from work and don't want to move from the couch! And then I fall asleep just after DD goes to bed at 7:30. Other than that, going ok :-)
Looking forward to getting to know you all as we travel this journey together :-)
Posted 04 February 2012 - 02:38 PM
Congrats to everyone! It's really helps reading through these posts to see how everyone is feeling and some symtoms.
We had our first scan Wednesday and due 24th September.
We are a young couple I am 24 partner 25 and this is our first. Fingers crossed until up to the 12 weeks.
My first symtoms were bloating and indigestion. On the morning of my scan I was very sick luckily havent been sick since because it was horrible but still have the sick feeling every morning. Ginger biscuits are working well and eating and drinking little bits.
I have big cravings for junk food atm like chips (I've always loved chips) but am trying to be good whilst I am pregnant (which seems to fail some days:( )
Posted 04 February 2012 - 04:55 PM
littlemiracles - congratulations on finally getting your BFP after all this time! We have a 6 year gap between DD and DS and it is so lovely. DD is like a second little mother to him and is so helpful. She reads DS books, plays with him while I make dinner and there is no competition between them because they are at such different stages of life. Having said that, DS is one demanding sooky little dude, and I imagine it doesn't help that he gets paid so much attention from everyone in the house. I think he's in for a rude shock when this one comes along.
tricia24 - sounds like you are going really well. I must admit, I'm a bit envious of you being so young! I wish I had the energy I had when I was 24. I am 38 so coming at this from the opposite end.
teganj - that sounds strange that they just said come back in 3 weeks. I would be demanding answers before then too. That's too long to wait!
mill - sorry, I don't know anything about what the levels should be, but I'm sure if there was a problem they would be calling you in quick smart. Here's hoping you just have a clear run from here and no more MS - how awesome would that be!
AFM I am all kinds of envious of everyone getting their scans. I still have to wait nearly three weeks, but I am pretty confident all is fine. I just want to see that little heartbeat to be sure.
I know it's very early, but does anyone have any inklings about the sex of their baby yet? I ask because this pregnancy feels very similar to my first pregnancy (DD) when I felt pretty good and was able to exercise and stay strong throughout. With my second (DS), I was hideously sick and ended up on bed rest. So my theory is that this one is a girl. Not all that scientific, but there you go. Also, with my daughter I craved citrus and with my son, it was bread and butter - and I am back onto the lemon wedges in hot water as a drink of choice.
Well, apart from that, I am so sick of looking at food. I am not feeling sick but just am not that interested in eating. It was my birthday on Thursday and it seems all celebrations revolve around eating! I went out for yum cha for lunch today and am going out tonight with DH for dinner and a movie (it was supposed to be cocktails but plans have changed ).
Hope you're all doing well, ladies. I love reading everyone's updates all week. I read along on my phone but only really log in on the weekends. It really is so nice to have a group to chat to who are all going through the same thing.
Posted 04 February 2012 - 05:02 PM
Well ladies, it looks like I will be joining this side of the September group.
I had a scan this morning and I am not as far along as I thought! Due date now around the 20th September (my birthday )
Anywho, I got to see my baby this morning! How exciting. Little heart beating along like a champion
discomonkey ... I have an inkling that this bubba is a boy, however hubby reckons it's a girl
Hope everyone is doing well xo
Posted 04 February 2012 - 06:41 PM
Been having cramp type of pains in my rectum (tmi) anyone else have this?
Posted 04 February 2012 - 07:25 PM
Discomonkey - hehe I would say I have been a lot lazier and tired then usual but we have an exuse don't we? My partner is cooking heaps and doing a bit around the house so it helps.
Want_to_be_a_mummy - how far along are you? I suffered from tummy aches and period like pains last week and doc said its normal but if its sharp pains to one side and persists then I would get it checked out asap. If your unsure it's prob best to see the doc as puts your mind at risk.
Beck - my partner thinks its a boy but I'm going more towards a girl. I just hope its healthy and I will be happy (don't mind what sex it is). It's the best things to see the scan makes the experience more real. My partner couldn't wipe the smile off his face even tho it was the size of a rice grain.
Posted 04 February 2012 - 07:50 PM
Its been a week since I have been able to get on here, I didn't realize there was a new thread, why?
Well, its great to hear that some of you have been having scans done. I had my second scan on Thursday at the reproductive place I have been going to. It was really a waste of time, the nurse doing the scan couldn't get a clear image at all, and had no sound so I couldn't hear the heartbeat, i could only see a flicker (at least we know its beating). But my scan on Saturday was much better (at the hospital Emergency) I got really good photos and heard the heartbeat. I am over the moon.
I can't cant wait til the 12 week mark when we can officially tell everyone. The word is slowly leaking out though. Our plan was parents only, but because I had to go to the hospital on saturday (because of bleeding) my sister and one brother found out as we were all staying at my parents house. And then today, my husband (JH) told one of his brothers on the phone because bro was asking how I was going with the reproductive stuff and surgery, and rather than just saying everything is fine and we are working on it, JH spilled the beans. At this rate the whole world will know before the next 4 weeks are up.
Has anyone else had a problem with keeping it a secret? I really admire those people who can keep it a secret from everyone, including their parents. I don't know how I would have gone if i couldn't have told my mum.
Oh and I am a bit nauseous, but mostly fatigued, i just can't get enough sleep.
Hope everyone is traveling well
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