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Posted 10 March 2012 - 05:30 PM
Hello ladies. Hope everyone is doing well.
Spotty not sure if you are still checking in but I'm so sorry for your loss and hope that you DH and DS are doing okay.
Not sure what to post cos I can't see last posts thx to new thread!
I haven't had a great couple of days. Went to GP to get blood test and got the run around and he was really just a condescending prick. I had been last weekend and he weighed me and then again this eked and he reckons I've put on 5 kgs in one week. Wouldn't listen that it was the scales from a different room etc. also had gone because I had blind spots in the low half of my right eye. I just burst into tears and was sobbing. Mum had come in withme cos I couldn't drive so she told him to shut up. I think it's time to find me a new GP.
Anyway he referred me to the hospital for an eye scan but after being there for about two hours, a full on migraine kicked in and I just decided to come home cos I couldn't handle being there in the noise and light. I think it was a migraine from the start but I just didn't have the pain until later.
Still got all day sickness and just been really tired and quite depressed for some reason so made myself take dog out for a short walk today. And wash all the bedding. It's a start I guess.
Anyway 9 weeks. Only 31 to go. Booked nt scan for 3 April.
Posted 10 March 2012 - 07:53 PM
Yes still reading, you lot are still my buddies.
SOrry to hear about oyur bad GP experience frogga, maybe find a nice new one
We are coping ok, lots of extra cuddles with DD and DH has been wonderful, as usual. I have a appointment in Tuesday to get a u/s and b/t before they will go any step further, so hoping that i can move on after that, hoping to book in for a D & C afte Tues, so we can go on holidays on the following week, and have a relaxing break with this awful period behind us.
hi to everyone else.
Posted 11 March 2012 - 10:02 AM
Frogga, I am having a bit of tension headache and body aches at the moment. I am sure this phase will pass soon for us and we will be enjoying the second trimester. I hope your eye gets better, not a nice feeling to have sight affected. Hope the resting does the trick.
Spotty, been thinking of you. Glad that you are feeling better. You seem a strong lady. Glad to hear that DH is so lovely. D&C would really be the best so your family can move forward. Wishing you a wonderful relaxing healing time during your coming break.
AFM : Saw my TCM practitioner yesterday. He just came back from Taiwan and his staff did not inform him that we are pregnant. When we sat down, he asked, 'So have you been massaging yourself still?' DH and I laughed and told him we are already 8 weeks. He was very pleased to hear that finally we have got the results after seeing him almost 1 year. He listened to my pulse and baby's pulse, apparently he is very accurate and said that a baby girl is talking back at him....Time will tell if he is correct!
Posted 11 March 2012 - 07:46 PM
Hello ladies! I'm back! Guests have departed and it's back to reality (work) tomorrow, darn it.
How is everyone going?
Siobhan, thank you so much for popping in!! Wow, twins! Congratulations, I didn't even realize you'd had your BFP. That's lovely news. All the best for June. I checked out your blog and I reckon I have seen you at our clinic. I'll keep an eye out for you at the OB's too (if we are indeed going to the same one, what a funny coincidence!) My first appt isn't for *ages* yet though, another 3.5weeks to go.
M2ODS, I am still losing hair as per normal. A girlfriend tells me she noticed way less hair drop from the 2nd trimester. Maybe that's when it kicks in? I'm also getting headaches. Excellent there's more girl vibes heading your way!
Frogga, that migraine sounds awful, poor thing. I get vomiting type migraines but not too often thankfully. Definitely time for a new GP. That's rubbish the way he treated you. Not on at all.
Wishful, no more spotting I hope?
Spotty, I've been thinking of you. I hope things resolve soon for you, it really does help with closure. I had a long wait after my last m/c waiting for it to happen naturally (it didn't) then waiting till my FS could perform the D&C.
Lorem, Hoping, puffsgirl hope things are going well with you all.
AFM, I had an apple for dinner. Feeling green alot of the time but nothing too bad. The tiredness is pretty full on, though. Still getting lots of cramps, some quite sharp. I wish I could take a sneaky peek inside to see if bean is still kicking on. 8w tomorrow, and another week till next scan (at 9w) which is probably when my FS will hand me over to the OB, if all is going to plan.
Posted 12 March 2012 - 09:11 AM
Hi Indigo, you must have had a wonderful time with your friends. An apple for dinner? That's all? Hehe I feel so sinful... U are a vegetarian? Did you mention it before?
AFM : WOw last arvo and throughout night I was having this pretty irritating uncomfortable sorta sharp right groin pain...I cant even describe it much but I was extremely miserable...i feel like I am having a twisted right hip too. on top of that still woke up at least 4 times just to pee a little out. I feel like seeing a chiropractor for adjustments but DH is quite unhappy with it. He said not sure if seeing the chiropractor was the reason why I m/c the previous time....ermmm makes me feel rather scared but at the same time silly...i just want to feel better...feel like my bones are a bit out of whack.
Oh someone mentioned about having really weird dreams....I have been doing just that...I dream so much and my dreams are out of this world....so weird!
Posted 12 March 2012 - 03:19 PM
Mum2OneDS – I hope you get on top of that pain so that you can enjoy the rest of your pregnancy.
Indigo – Good luck for your scan. I hope all goes well.
Spottydog - I am so sorry to hear what happened at your scan. I know the god awful feeling that happens when you look at the screen and see nothing. I had a D&C after my blighted ovum and it was the best thing I could of done. I had a D&C because I was going to the Foo Fighters concert and wanted to enjoy it and not worry as to whether I would start to miscarry at the concert. Good luck!
Frogga – I am sorry to hear things have been horrible for you lately. I find it hard to believe that you have put on 5kg in one week.
Hello to everyone else I have missed. I hope pregnancy is treating you all well.
AFM – Not much to report. The lovely ms has kicked in but luckily no vomiting yet. I find I struggle in the mornings. I just can’t tolerate any food or fluids until about lunch time. Haven’t posted in here much as I feel weird about posting about pregnancy until after my 8 week scan. I am just scared I will see the same thing as my last scan. Oh well, only 2 weeks to go.
Posted 13 March 2012 - 07:54 AM
Well back to work after a public holiday here yesterday so was a real struggle to get out of bed.
Frogga, def time for a new GP. I don't believe that you would have put on 5kgs in a week either. There are so many different factors to take into account, time of day, what you have had to drink and hello, the biggie like you said, different scales (duh). Sorry to hear you had a migraine, I read they are pretty common during pregnancy.
Indigo, welcome back! Hope you had an enjoyable week of birthday celebrations with your house guests.
I was 8 weeks yesterday too and very happy to be over that hurdle. My next scan is on Monday too at 9 weeks only mine will be at my first OB appt. Sounds like we are treading the same path.... No more spotting thankfully. Just lasted that one day, weird! I'm still having a few crampy pains too but I can't work out what's digestive pains. Started on the pear juice so hopefully that will help.
M2O, what my scientific method of determining gender may be incorrect? Who would have thought! Guess we will have to wait and see! Are you going to find out what you are having?
Puffsgirl, sorry to hear the ms has kicked in. How many weeks are you now? I'm feeling the same, pretty nauseous first thing then seem to come good around lunchtime, only to feel queasy again early evening.
Lorem, Hi how are you travelling? You must be nearly at 2nd trimester now? What do we have to look forward to?
Spotty, hope you are okay hun, thinking of you.
Hi Hoping and anyone else popping in.
Afm, just hanging out for my 9 week OB appt. want to see the heartbeat again and make sure everything's still on track. Feeling so so tired and queasy most of the time but no more vomiting lately. Looking forward to the Easter break to get away and have a good rest.
Edited by Wishful thinking, 13 March 2012 - 07:57 AM.
Posted 13 March 2012 - 09:02 AM
Puffsgirl, I think I will see a chiropractor to do some adjustments cos I really do feel my right hip is twisted. It is uncomfortable.
Wishful, I wish to see my baby's heartbeat again but must wait till 27 March to see my OB...wait again.... My TCM practitioner says he is 95% sure but DH is just skeptical haha...anyway after seeing him, I started calling baby 'cheeky girl' already. DH and DS are still up for a boy. Yes DH and I are going to find out the gender so we can start shopping.
Have you told people yet? We have just told a few persons who have been asking DH what happened to me as I have been MIA. Of cos family is the first one to know. I read that first trimester is till 14 weeks, not 12 weeks.
Posted 13 March 2012 - 09:52 AM
Wishful Thinking – I was 6 weeks yesterday. Finally got my sore boobs yesterday. I would laugh when everyone told me that my symptoms would kick in at 6 wks, but funnily enough that is exactly what happened.
I hope your first day back at work is going ok.
Mum2oneDS – Def get that hip checked out.
We have told both sets of parents and a couple of my friends that have supported us throughout our entire IVF journey.
Hanging out for my scan. I just want to see a healthy strong heartbeat/s. I think this TWW will be longer than the actual TWW. Today my Mum gave me a Women’s Weekly Your Baby book from 1981 that was given to her when she was pregnant with me. The stuff in the book is cracking me up, soooooooooooooo outdated!
Posted 13 March 2012 - 10:35 AM
Morning ladies, Hope everyone is travelling well.
Puffs I agree with your thinking about the second 2ww (even more so in your case, I imagine) but I found I was able to switch off after transfer much more than after the BFP. I was really convinced that it hadn't worked, so much for Womens intuition! I would love to hear a few pearlers from your 80s book. I am an 80 baby, so it would be fun to hear what my mum did with me.
OneDS I haven't told anyone important yet. DH wants to wait till after the NT scan. But I have told a couple of teachers. One because I can't eat some of the food we are cooking, and another cause I started crying for no reason one day! Have you booked your chiro yet? I had what felt like a vein being pinched in my hip for a week or so, but it seems to have sorted itself out. My dreams are in top gear too. Last night it was a really indepth one about the movie The Prestige. I saw it months ago! It did have Hugh Jackman in it though, so that was good
Wishful Sorry you are not feeling too well, hope it doens't last too much longer. Not too long now till your scan
Indigo Glad the birthday celebrations were good, not long for your scan either.
I too am just back from enjoying the long weekend. My parents have a place up in the country, so DH and I go there quite often. It was lovely and relaxing. Am feeling pretty good today. I actually managed some sleep. I did wake up, but I fell back off pretty easily, which makes all the difference. A friend had her baby last week. I must say, being PG this is the first baby announce ment I have been able to enjoy in quite a while. Instead of crying about it, I was happy, and knitted her a teddy bear.
No new symptoms really, except I reckon my hair has lost a lot of its body, still dropping lots though. I also had my maternal serum screen todaynow just haniging out for my scan on the 28th.
Actually, on that I have my FS (shared care) appt three days before the scan. Do you think I should reschedule it for after?
Posted 13 March 2012 - 12:06 PM
Spoke too soon. Spotting back today GP has sent me for ultrasound and then to OB's rooms for Anti-D injection as I have a rhesus negative blood group. Ultrasound at 1.45pm. Extremely nervous Will pop back later to let you guys know the results.
Posted 13 March 2012 - 01:32 PM
Can I join this group please?
I am still in shock, as it seems I may be UTD from a month off between FETs.
I had a BT today, Hcg is 2151 and Prog is 124.7. (Does anyone know if this is good, it seems quite high?) I'm 4.5 weeks since my period started. I have another test next Monday and then an US another two weeks after that. It seems AGES away. I will be checking my undies every half hour for the next month it seems....
I guess I am due on 16 November all going well. This is my first ever BFP and I am hoping all the little cramps and pains are normal. Am terrified it might be ectopic as I only have one working tube anyway.
Have had a quick look through to see who's here - quite a few familiar names from 2WW groups, yay!! Special hi to Frogga - I suddenly realised I was "farting like a trooper" last week and thought of you.!!!
Just wanted to say good luck to Wishful for your US today.
Posted 13 March 2012 - 03:42 PM
Welcome Sarah (Kate)!! Those are good numbers, seem pretty high, so perhaps a chance of multiples?? That definitely sounds like Murpheys Law at work, getting UTD between cycles. Great to see you here however you ended up getting here
Thanks Lorem for thinking of me.
Have just got home, u/s showed baby is fine and heartbeat was still there (phew) and beating at normal rate. They couldn't tell where the bleeding was coming from and said I could possibly expect a bit more (great ) but said it doesn't seem to be harming bubbs. So I have to try and ignore it and get on with things for now. On the plus side, my OB's midwife was fantastic organizing my scan and anti-d injection. Nice to know I'm in good hands.
Edited by Wishful thinking, 13 March 2012 - 03:43 PM.
Posted 13 March 2012 - 05:16 PM
KATE!!! You little trooper!!!! That's a high hcg my dear!
Wishful - so glad things still good!
Posted 13 March 2012 - 05:36 PM
Welcome Sarah Kate, lovely to have you here. How fantastic to get UTD naturally! Though does it now make you feel a bit ripped off with the money already spent on IVF? He he, I'm still on undies-watch too, can't seem to kick the habit.
Wishful, wonderful news that all was well with bubs. What a worry for you, but I believe it can be common to have some small bleeds. Doesn't make it any easier though, I know.
Lorem, your weekend away sounds heavenly, I'm jealous. Would be great to get out of the city for a bit. How many weeks are you up to now? I reckon we have enough ladies now for a list, what do people think? Or is that possibly jinxing ourselves?
M2ODS, no not a vego (I'm having spag bol tonight with beef mince), but some days I just feel like veges or something small. Especially when I'm feeling queasy. Fruit is going down a treat these days. I hope you get some relief from your hip pain soon.
Puffs, definitely keen to hear some gems from your 80's baby book!
Frogga, I hope you've been migraine and headache free.
Posted 14 March 2012 - 01:21 PM
Welcome Kate. How exciting! I've always wondered what the rate of getting UTD without treatment is, I know so many stories of that happening.
Wishful - congrats on the good news, sorry the spotting news wasn't so positive, but it must be a relief knowing it's not harming the baby. Hope you enjoyed your long weekend.
Lorem - hope your weekend away was lovely!
Mum2OneDS - I have told my Mum (who told my grandparents tisk tisk), my partner has told his Mum and Dad and I have told a work colleague as I need someone to help make excuses for when I feel sick, tired, can't eat the food at training which happened twice in two days!
Hi to everyone else
AFM - We had a nice long weekend jumping from one side of the NSW/VIC border to the other on a daily basis. It was good to have time away. I just had another blood test today and a urine test that my GP ordered to check ...not sure what! Infections, hCG, etc I think. I have a 6 week scan on Monday (how come everyone else is having 8 week scan? Do people without any fertility assistance only have a 12 week?). I'm looking forward to hopefully seeing a heartbeat. However, I'm not feeling pregnant. I do have symptoms, still have sore boobs, am getting a little nauseous here and there, am tired and grumpy but I don't feel like I felt last week. Maybe the excitement has worn off and reality of possible setbacks has set in so I'm trying to tell myself nothing's different. I'm sure I'll feel differently when I see a heartbeat.
Indigo - I think a list is a good idea to keep track of everyone, I don't think we'll jinx anything, whatever happens will happen with or without a list. At least with a list we can see where everyone's up to at a glance.
Posted 15 March 2012 - 05:51 PM
Wishful - hope the bleeding is settling down, or at least you are, it sounds like little bean is going well. It must feel wonderful to have such good care taken of you too
Frogga - hope your migraines etc are a bit better? Are you feeling okay today?
Hoping - sounds like you had a nice weekend. I am seeing my Ob for a 7 week scan so still have wait. However, I saw my GP today and he organised an Us for me as I am concerned about the cramps on my right side. Maybe the timing just depends on what each doctor does?
Hi to Mum2one, Puffs, Lorem and anyone else (sorry I'm not sure who else is here!)
AFM, as I said just before, I had an US today which was a reassurance, as I really would like to know sooner rather than later if the bean is in my tube, as I only have one working tube, and I think you can salvage the tube if an ectopic is caught early enough. Well, I saw a gestational sac (6mm) and a yolk sac (1mm) right in the middle of the uterus so that is such a relief. I still have some cramps every now and then, sometimes rather sharp, on my right side (the side I o'd from). Trying not to think about them.
It's still such very early days (nearly 5 weeks) so am trying not get too excited...trying not to preoccupy myself with it.
I thought the 2WW was hard!!! This subsequent period of waiting is even worse I reckon!!
Posted 15 March 2012 - 07:03 PM
Just a quick one from me.
Sarah Kate, welcome!!! Your HCG is super high!!! You sure not twins? I think it is normal to get cramps. Most of us got them. I too. And mine were on the right side too and close to ovary so I was at first very concerned about ectopic though I have no history of it. Though i have done my 7week scan and sonographer says baby is at the right place, I still get moments when i wonder if the other embie(had 2 transferred) is somewhere in the tube when I get funny crampy twitches. Was your US with GP bulk-billed? The wait to see my OB seems so long! Have to wait another 1.5 weeks...I am getting impatient.
Wishful, glad that the scare turned out ok and baby is well. Fewh!!!
Lorem, thanks. I scheduled to see chiro on Wed but cancelled it cos in the arvo I felt that the pain was gone...I was so wrong...it came back last night but not as serious so I will bear with it for now.
Posted 18 March 2012 - 08:02 PM
Just had some spotting not bright red which is a relief but still very scary. For those of you who have had spotting, when did it start/end. Trying not to stress!!
Posted 18 March 2012 - 08:47 PM
Hoping, I had some light spotting which just lasted a day and then seemed to go away. It then came back exactly a week later, was a bit heavier (still brownish) but came with some cramping. I went to my GP, who rang my (soon to be) OB who arranged for an ultrasound. If there is a bit or it doesn't go away, I'd get it checked out, if only to put your mind at ease. Also, do you know what blood type you are? If you are a negative blood group you will probably need to have an anti-d injection too. Try not to worry I'm sure everything will be fine as it sounds similar to what I had & not bright red but definitely call your dr or clinic for their opinion as it is scary!
Posted 18 March 2012 - 08:48 PM
I can't help I'm sorry but just wanted to send you 'don't stress!!' hugs and try not to worry too much. If it's not bright blood it sounds pretty normal (I get the impression that some bleeding is fairly common?) Just rest up tonight and ring your doctor to check tomorrow. I'm sure you will be just fine. xxx
Posted 19 March 2012 - 09:09 AM
Thanks for your reassuring words ladies, I really appreciate it. The spotting seems to have stopped and I just happen to have my 6 week scan this afternoon anyway so I'll let you know how it goes!
Posted 19 March 2012 - 04:58 PM
How is everyone going today? Hoping I can't wait to hear about your scan!!
I had a second blood test today, at 5 weeks. Hcg is up from 2151 last week, to 16,000 today, and progesterone is down to 113 (from 184). Totally stoked the Hcg is up - was bracing myself for bad news somehow (it all seems too good to be true). Is it normal for the progesterone to come down/vary that much, anyone know?
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