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Posted 02 May 2012 - 07:19 PM
M2ODS, that's fantastic news! I'm so relieved for you. And lovely news also about another little boy.
Welcome pinkblue! Wow, how lucky are you getting it on the first go.
Ok, I'm having a minor freak out right now. I'm just back from the physio who used a TENS machine on my elbow. I asked if it was safe and she said yes on the elbow. She wouldn't use it on the stomach or back but the elbow should be fine.
I didn't feel right the whole time, I just wanted to rip it off. Now I'm worried the current might have been bad for bubs, especially at this early stage. I'd hate to think it disrupted it's heart rhythms or gave it electric shocks.
I'm probably being a worrier for nothing. I just can't help feeling like I've done something stupid.
Posted 02 May 2012 - 09:00 PM
Hi everyone......just for mum... Fantastic news for you....
Hope everyone else is going well too.....
Posted 03 May 2012 - 10:18 AM
Thanks so much for your posts! Thanks Spottydog and Madalem for popping by with your wishes! I also wish for both of you to join us soon!
Indigo, sorry I have no advice about the TENS unit. I saw your post and I think everything should be ok from what the replies said. Have you called your OB?
Lorem, heehee it is time for me to change name on EB indeed, still thinking of what I should come up with...or maybe wait till he arrives.
Hi to those who just joined us, sorry I couldnt read back but want to say great to see graduates adding.
I thought I could sleep well finally last night but I woke at 330am and couldnt go back to sleep, ended up watching tele, drinking warm milk and catching a quick nap at 6am. When DS woke, I woke too. Then quickly listened to little muffin's heartbeat on the doppler. It's freezing cold here in Melbourne!
Posted 03 May 2012 - 03:51 PM
Indigo, I'm sure the TENS machine should be fine, especially just on your elbow. Can't imagine that they would be used during labour if they disrupted bub's heartbeat.
Hi to everyone else.
Posted 03 May 2012 - 08:03 PM
Thanks M2ODS and wishful! I rang my OB is morning and she said "perfectly safe". I do get myself into a tizz. It's just that bubs is so little still and so vulnerable, i'm so worried about doing the wrong thing.
M2ODS, I had a cry yesterday when I read your post about getting the all clear from the amnio. I can only imagine how stressed you've been. I hope you sleep better tonight. I was also awake a fair bit overnight, and was just nodding off again when my alarm went off, doh! Looking forward to the long weekend this weekend. Is everyone else still getting up many times during the night to pee? I thought that was supposed to ease in 2nd trimester?
Tee hee, my mum has started asking random women the name of their prams and whether they're happy with it. I'd like to have done my research so that I'm ready to buy in case there's any good end of financial year sales.
Posted 04 May 2012 - 05:12 AM
Indigo, great to get that assurance from your OB. Well, I am posting at 5am so obviously my sleep is still not too ideal I dont know why. I was really exhausted after a bad night previous night so last night I went to bed at 9pm. I find having a warm bath helps me settle in bed better. I read about it lowering your body temperature so helps you sleep better. I did have a really good sleep until 4am came. After my pee, I was wide-eyed and super alert. Some days I still wake to pee at least twice but there are nights when I do it just once.
About shopping, I havent had the mood to do that due to the drama...honestly I havent really settled down yet....I am still scared after the amnio...trying to be extra careful and taking it really easy...i read that if a m/c happens within two weeks of amnio, it most likely is contributed by amnio...but the first 2-3 days are most crucial. So...I am still watching myself. I wish I get lots of baby gifts from mum or family members but unfortunately I am the one buying things for my 5 nieces all the time. I never get anything from them. DS has so far got 5 hotwheel cars from my brother since the day he was born...nothing else from his uncle or auntie and he is going 7. I am not sad or angry about it, just really envy those pregnant mums whose family members get so excited about their pregnancy and load them with pressies.
Posted 07 May 2012 - 01:09 PM
Hello ladies! How is everyone going?
M2ODS, I hope your sleep improves soon. Sometimes it's hard to break a bad sleep pattern. I hope you're symptom free after your amnio and can soon put it behind you.
Who's up for a scan next?
I have another 3 weeks till my next one (morph scan) and it's been 4 weeks since my last one, so I'm feeling a bit scan-deficient at present. I did hear the heart beat via doppler at my 15w OB appointment, so that was good. (not as good as a visual though!)
16w today for me, yay. And a public holiday here in Qld too, double yay.
I've started investigating prams and I think I'm going to struggle a bit given my height (5'2") and handlebar height/adjustability. And also my lack of muscles...gosh they feel heavy to me! I can't imagine heaving them in and out of my car boot.
Any advice out there from experienced mums as to good prams? Or from those expecting their first, have you thought about/chosen a pram yet? I know it's early days yet, but I felt like I needed to start researching/planning ahead.
Ideally, I would like one that is good for daily walks for exercise (footpaths mainly), has decent tyres (not hard plastic but foam filled), can take a travel system(car capsule), can reverse the seat so bubs faces you, is not massively heavy, has an adjustable handlebar, is easy to collapse.
I don't think I'm going to find one that meets all my needs, so am thinking I may need a walking pram and a lighter-weight shopping pram, but that sounds a bit wasteful/extravagent at the moment.
Posted 07 May 2012 - 02:11 PM
Been MIA. Had a bit of a scare with some spotting over the weekend. I'm 6 weeks and a bit with my first scan this Wednesday. My blood test on Sunday was reassuring and I've only had a bit of old blood since Sunday.
indigo~ know what that scan deficient feeling is like. Can't live with them, can't live without them...
M2ODS - hope things settle for you now after all the drama. It's so hard to focus on the fun baby shopping with so much going on...
Hope everyone is travelling well.
Posted 07 May 2012 - 08:10 PM
Indigo, i have a mountain buggy swift, i LOVE it, i also bought a mclaren stroller, love them both equally.
Hope everyone is travelling well.
Posted 08 May 2012 - 01:04 AM
Just popping in quickly with an update from me.
I had my 3rd blood test today and my hcg levels are now 52,939! Is anyone else still having blood tests done to measure hcg?
Only 6 more days til my 7 week dating scan. I am literally counting down the days! I can't wait to see my baby on the screen and hear the heartbeat. For those who have had scans already were they internal or external? I can't have internals so mine will be external and I'm hoping we will still be able to see/hear everything.
Posted 08 May 2012 - 05:33 PM
Yay Pinkblue, your levels sound fantastic! I had an internal scan at 7 and 10 weeks, I think you get a better visual but I don't think it would make much difference to hearing a heartbeat.
PCM, sorry about your scare on the weekend, are you all okay now?
Indigo, I'm up for a scan on Friday, yee haa, I have been feeling scan-less myself recently. This is the 12 week NT scan which is actually 13 weeks. Re. prams, I have a friend the same height, and she lives in the rollercoaster areas of Paddington, I will ask her what pram she got. What did you do for the day off yesterday? We went down to Byron area for the night which wasn't planned but much enjoyed!
Mum2One, I hope you're managing to get a bit extra sleep somewhere in your day. I"m still waking at night to do a pee, and sometimes I am just frustratingly awake afterwards, sometimes for 2 hours. I take a nanna nap if I"m home that day. But it's just the pits, isn't it. Then I get hungry and have to get up AGAIN.
Hi Wishful, H2BB, Lorem, Puffs, and anyone else I"ve missed...sorry...!!
Well, my latest complaint is that I have NOTHING TO WEAR!!!!! It just really p*ssed me off on the weekend!! I can't fit any jeans, or shorts, and of course half of my wardrobe are tops to go with bottoms. So can't wear most of the tops either. Am stuck on gym leggings with long tops, and a couple of dresses with tights. I'm not big enough for maternity wear and I haven't told anyone yet so I'm still trying to suck it in. I think I will get myself to Target this week and buy some cheap jeans the next size up. Grrr.
Pending my scan going well on Friday, we will be announcing the news to our families for Mothers Day. Am thinking of saying something like 'there's another little present on the way" but haven't really cooked it up properly yet. Am nervous about announcing it! Sort of feels like it's private. And my parents have been waiting so long....Dad only gave up pestering me about 'any news yet' this year. He really drove me up the wall and didn't realise how much he hurt every time he asked that.
Hope you girls all travelling well.
Posted 08 May 2012 - 05:34 PM
Hi pinkblue. At my 7w and 9w scans, they were both internal. After that, they've been external. That wait for the first scan is so hard...I hope the days go quickly for you. I didn't have any hcg tests other than the standard 16d and 18dpo.
PCM, I hope there's been no more spotting for you. It's such a worry, especially when you've had previous losses. Good luck for your scan tomorrow!
Spotty, thanks for stopping by. I hope all goes well with your defrost. I've been keeping a quiet eye on progress. I have fingers and toes crossed for you.
Posted 08 May 2012 - 05:42 PM
Hi Kate, I think we were posting at the same time! Thanks, if you could ask your friend about her pram, that would be great.
Wow, NT on Friday, yay!! You'll be so relieved to have that behind you. Your plans re telling family sounds lovely.
I totally hear you on the nothing to wear front. I don't want to spend much on clothes I won't wear for long, but I just can't squeeze into my usual clothes. I did the target thing too, and got some bigger work pants, and also a couple of flowing tops. I still struggle every day with what to wear, though.
Hehe, I also had a stage of getting up to eat in the middle of the night. That seems to have passed now, thankfully, so it's just getting up to pee or to get some mylanta for heartburn. Joy.
Posted 09 May 2012 - 09:48 AM
Good morning ladies!
Just had my 2nd appt with cardiologist for my heart scan and holter results...showed I do get a fair bit of palpitations but Dr assured me it is common and I am fine. I am having a student midwife visit me later. She is gaining some experience working with preggy ladies so I thought perhaps I could learn something too.
Indigo, our pram/stroller is really not suited for Melbourne's weather but we will be using it anyhow cos we spent a bomb on it for DS, cos it is super light 4.3kg wo baby in it, still in good condititon. DH is sure he doesnt want to invest in a heavy duty one. I am just a bit worried about winter cos it is not made for it. So, no recommendation from me
I am seeing my OB next Friday just before we fly off, no scan, I think I have enough scans for now haha...next one would be morph scan at 20 weeks but I will do it overseas. I really think the fetal doppler is a good thing to have cos I get to hear reassuring heartbeats of Little Muffin every day. I am almost 17 weks it is so easy to find nowadays, I just take 2 secs to detect his HB. I think I am feeling a bit of movements already but it is more like flutterings rather than actual movements. Cant wait to have the first proper kick from him.
PCM, fewh about the spottting and hooray that your BT is reassuring. All the best for your scan today!
Kate, I also wake up at my last toilet visit and can stay wide-eyed for hours...but it has improved last few days...I tend to go to bed at 9 or 10pm and wake at 5 or 6am but at least I do get good hours of sleep. I am putting on a few maternity tops and bottoms I bought when I had DS1 but other than that, not buying much but do find I cant zip up my hoodies/jackets nowadays. I dont mind buying beautiful fashionable maternity wear that is suited to wear when not pregnant, but do find people associate those clothes to pregnancy haha..at least I do! All the best for your NT scan this Friday!
pinkblue, my 7 week scan with my ivf clinic was internal, on there on, my 10th (OB), 13th(US clinic), 15th (US clinic) scans are all external and there was no problem getting the heartbeats if they use the good machines. At 10th and 13th weeks, with a simple fetal doppler, it could be difficult. I am not sure what your OB is going to use on you...if it involves a scan, I am sure he would be able to find the HB. I only had my BT for HCG levels at my ivf clinic in the 4th and 5th weeks.
Posted 09 May 2012 - 10:29 AM
M2ODS, glad to hear your results at the cardiologist were all within the normal range. I'm also having problems with sleeping, still having to get up to pee several times a night and also started getting sore hips from lying on my sides. I am normally a side-sleeper but think the relaxin has kicked in. Keep finding myself on my back and I don't think you are meant to sleep on your back after 16 weeks.
Kate, best of luck for your NT scan on Friday. I'm hanging out for my 20 week scan, partly b/c I am dying to know if it's a little boy or girl but I just love seeing bubs, makes it all feel real. I'm not showing much yet, (think I must carry towards the back) so still in most of my normal clothes. I do find they are feeling a bit tight by the end of the day though!
Indigo, I have a Phil & Teds pram. I wanted something that I could do a lot of walking with so wanted a pram with rubber wheels. I have found it pretty good. Initially i bought it as our plan was to have 2 children close together & it seemed the best for 2 kids without getting a double. Anyway i think all of us in here know the story about the best laid plans... DS will be well and truly out of it by the time this one comes along (lol). The only fault with mine is the brake is a bit stiff but I'm sure that would have been rectified in newer models.
PCM, sorry to hear of your scare. I had 2, one at 8 weeks and one just after 12. It's awful, really shakes your confidence.
Pinkblue, all my scans have been internal even at 12 weeks as they couldn't get a good picture of bubs but hopefully you will get to see something with an external scan. Good luck.
Hi to Lorem, Frogga, Spotty and anyone else popping in.
I have been feeling flutters for a couple of weeks now and like M2ODS, can't wait to feel the first kick.
Posted 09 May 2012 - 11:50 AM
pinkblue - just had my 7 week scan and it was 100% ... external!!!!! Gee it was a pleasant surprise not to have a vaginal one.... How sad am I these days?
Sorry for the me post...
I cried at the scan today. This is really happenening. I am really pregnant. With a 7 week baby that measures to dates and has a healthy heartbeat at 130.
EDD now 26/12/2012.
All of a sudden my MS has gone and I have just eaten a bowl of pasta and am halfway through a massive chunk of chocolate caramel slice. I will regret this eating in about 10 minutes...
Posted 09 May 2012 - 05:56 PM
PCM, fantastic news that your scan went well! I cried at my 7w scan too, so I understand.
M2ODS, excellent that all went well with your cardiologist. Not long now till you are off on your trip, how exciting.
Wishful, lovely that you've been feeling flutters. I don't think I have yet, but I am still getting alot of pain daily. Sharp stabbing pains that come and go, plus I also have sore hips. It didn't occur to me that it might be from side sleeping. I am waking up with pins and needles in my arm from side sleeping as well, and prefer my back too.
Hi to everyone else! Lorem, you must be getting close to your morph scan?
Edited by indigo~, 09 May 2012 - 05:57 PM.
Posted 09 May 2012 - 07:45 PM
Indigo, wishful, I also get hip and shoulder pain due to side sleeping. My osteo said to avoid sleeping directly on shoulder or hip but more on shoulder blade and bump by tucking a pillow behind bump, found that bit hard...i try to switch sides, hard to do so hugging a pillow under my doona...I find myself on my back too but what to do? I will pull up my legs or even cross on leg over the other to sleep if on my back so I won't stretch my tummy too much. I think even the most comfy bed won't help pregnant women. Currently I have moved to DS bed while he sleeps with DH.
Posted 10 May 2012 - 05:31 PM
Wishful and Mum2One, that is so cool you guys are feeling flutters!!! I can't wait for that!
Mum - also very glad your cardiologist appt was all fine.
Indigo - I asked my friend about the pram, she said this (quote) : The pram is a Baby Jogger City Mini - great cause it's the lightest I found, quite narrow comparatively (which you don't think of till you try to squeeze down an aisle or between tables at a cafe) and its got a really cool one-handed fold up system. Would totally recommend.
Porkchop - I know just how you feel!! Isn't it amazing.
Had to have another BT today - turns out the one I had last week was an antenatal one, NOT the first trimester one. Good ol' Ob got it wrong. I remember thinking, I think I've had these done before. !! Anyway. It shouldn't make any difference. Just hope all the results are in for my Mon appt with the Ob again.
Really excited about getting to see little bean tomorrow!!! Yay!!
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