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#126 Cacti

Posted 08 June 2012 - 09:02 PM

My GP said the record number of tests she'd had someone telling her that they'd done as 23, so you're still quite low at 5 original.gif I just kept going through my stash of internet cheapies watching that lovely line get darker.

#127 Sunshiney

Posted 09 June 2012 - 11:41 AM

Congrats and welcome to our newest member, BIAP!!  So good to have you here!!! Looking forward to sharing the journey with you!  ddance.gif  eexcite.gif  tthumbs.gif

Cams and Catci - thanks for your experiences with cramps, pains, etc.  I spoke with a really nice doc when I was away who said that there's no such thing as 'normal' PG experiences and said some people are sensitive and feel the changes going on down there more than others do.  She also explained that my uterus was stretching and growing, so it's possible that I'm just sensitive to all of that.  Made such a difference to talk to a doc who explained things in a positive way while still warning me of the problem signs to look out for.  I guess the whole PG experience is like that though - a doc with poor people skills will always cause you more tears than someone who understands how scary it is to be PG for the first time.

Also wanted to say thanks to all the ladies who've posted their birth stories in these posts.  It's wonderful to read through all of your experiences.

#128 Meg88

Posted 10 June 2012 - 08:07 AM

OMG OMG Biabp!!! I'm so so so over the moon excited for you. I actually got tears in my eyes seeing your name in here original.gif
Congratulations! You'll have to tell us your story, all the details, what u did differently & how you told DP the news.

Sunshiny: sorry your 1st trimester has been a bit underwhelming so far. I think you've made the right choice to give your GP the flick. I'll be keeping an eye on the thread to hear how your U/S goes.

When is everyones EDD?
Mine is (depending on which scan I go by) between the 13th Dec & the 20th Dec.

AFM: got my results from tge nuchal and thankfully I got very good odds for each chromosomal abnormalty (no less then 1:20000).
Off to work today do I better get a wriggle on original.gif

#129 babyinabackpack

Posted 11 June 2012 - 10:04 AM

Good morning ladies and thanks for the huge welcome and congratulations!

It's really weird being in here and I found myself logging into the TTC forum again this morning.
Old habits die hard!
Just like temping! How long did you temp for after you got your BFP? I'm still temping and not sure if I really need to anymore. My chart and temps are ridiculously stable (it's actually a truly beautiful chart) and I guess even if this bub wasn't to stick around that my temp wouldn't be the first sign anyway.
I might hide my BBT on myself tomorrow.

cams and cacti - Thanks for sharing the information about cramping. So far that's the only sign I have and it tends to usually be on the lower left hand side.. Am starting to get a couple of nauseous twangs but im hoping i don't get full blown MS. I seriously HATE vomiting..

sunshiney - SOOO glad to hear this new doctor is much more reassuring and doctor-like. You really don't need someone talking to you like your old doctor did. When are you going to go for your scan?

cams - tests are up to 6 now! (with 12 accompanying lines..)

meg88- awww thanks hun! I was sooo happy for you when you graduated aswell. It's really great that so many of us long-termers are able to have our own group here now. Thanks heaps hun. Your post made me get tears in my eyes hearing about your tears in your eyes!!


Well reality is slowly starting to sink in, although we both still look at each other and freak out at sporatic intervals. We went shopping yesterday and it hit me just how much of my life is going to change. No point looking at jeans or any other clothes for atleast the next 9 months! Although my boobs are sooo huge I'm going to have to look into new bras soon.

Anyway ladies, it's off to work for me for the first time since I found out. Kind of nervous because I am terrible at keeping secrets and Mr Man has already lectured me twice this morning about the importance of keeping the news to ourselves for now! lol

Have an awesome day and thanks again for reassuring me my cramps are normal too!

BIABP

#130 AnnaBee87

Posted 11 June 2012 - 11:41 AM

QUOTE (Ash22 @ 08/06/2012, 03:49 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hello original.gif

Baby is having a nap (hooray!) so I thought I'd pop in and say hello original.gif  I tried to keep up when she was first born but I have to admit that I'm totally behind on what's been going on in here.  Good to see some new faces, especially AnnaBee - I remember you from TTC#1.

Fairey and Cacti - you guys are getting closer and closer!!!

Fairey - one thing that prompted me to post was your comment about colostrum.  The midwife who ran our breastfeeding class recommended that we have a go at expressing colostrum from about 36 weeks - I started at 40 weeks and because I went 10 days over, I was expressing once or twice a day for 10 days.  My labour ended up being an emergency caesar so both baby and I were drugged up and instead of the lovely skin-to-skin natural first breastfeed I'd imagined, I had trouble holding her without falling asleep and she didn't suck very well.  But because I had been expressing, they were able to express great amounts of colostrum and syringe feed her in the first 24 hours and then after that she was feeding like a champion.  It made me feel really good to know that at least I'd done that for her original.gif

Anyway, I'd better make this quick - motherhood is far and away the hardest and best thing I've ever done - sleep deprivation and a constant sense of having no idea what I'm doing but the pay off is a baby girl is so much fun and doing new and exciting things every day.  

Good luck to those who are due soon!!!!


Ash22 - Hey lovely lady! Thanks for the welcome original.gif Hope bub is treating you well and letting you get some well deserved sleep too! xxx

QUOTE (babyinabackpack @ 08/06/2012, 03:59 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hi ladies!
Well I've never even allowed myself to stalk this thread because I never thought I'd get here, but surprise!
Guess who got their BFP yesterday after 2+years?!?

Pretty excited/in shock/ in denial so thought posting here might make it feel a bit more real!!

I'm so happy to see so many familiar names!
Cacti, Cams, Meg, Annabee, Sunshiney - How are you all!?!?!

Do you mind if me and my 4week old little blob join you??


BIAB OMG WELCOME WELCOME WELCOME!!! So excited to see you here finally!!!!!! Hooray!!! Best of luck for the next 8 months honey original.gif xxxxxxxxxxx

AmyC WELCOME TO YOU TOO!!! How exciting for you to be here finally as well original.gif It's about time we got more girls from the TTC#1 thread over here!!! xxxxxxxxxx

AFM - Finally leaving my MS behind (I think) as I havent been nauseous in about a week, and can now drink tea and eat more too. Downside is this week I got a horrible cold! So I have been dealing with sore throat and runny nose and coughing and can't even take Codral!! I thought I was going to die!

I am currently 10weeks 1day and am going to the doc on Thursday so get a check-up and another scan referral for 12 weeks. I wanted to get a 10 week scan but just can't afford it at the moment. My waist is really tight and I can't wear my jeans anymore sad.gif so need to go shopping but can't afford that either! So broke!

On the bright side, I am so looking forward to the Pregnancy and Babies Expo in 2 weeks! Already got my free ticket and just can't wait to get out there! Last year DP and I went and someone asked me how far along I was which made me pretty upset cos obviously I was NOT pregnant. I guess they just assume you are if you are at the expo, but next time I hope that person doesn't assume as you never know someone's situation! Glad I can go this time and proudly announce I am 12 weeks! (I will be by then at least Tounge1.gif)

Hope everyone is having a lovely rainy Monday original.gif


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