Jump to content

Due 1st - 15th Sept, 12 #4


  • This topic is locked This topic is locked
58 replies to this topic

#51 Catirving

Posted 12 April 2012 - 10:27 PM

Yay for your girl, Jessiebean!

I FINALLY got the results of my amnio today, and all is good. I can't tell you how relieved I am - it was the last medical hurdle, and at my age, there are lots of those! They also confirmed what the sonographer already told us at 15 weeks - it is indeed a girl. We've finally felt confident to start buying stuff and have bought out Big W and Target in the last two days - it's all we have here. All the hardware purchases will have to be in Canberra or Batemans Bay.

I'm glad all of you are feeling better and welcome to the newbies (McBaby's Mum!) - I've been on this thread for so long we feel like a family!

I wasn't thrilled with the stills from my scan on Tuesday, although all looks good and she is spot on for size - weighs 360g and her thigh bone is 3cm. How cute is that? They gave us a DVD (by the way, I was surprised to find that the scan was free), so I'm going to try to get some stills from that to show you. Amazing stretched out legs, thumb sucking, the whole shebang. She's very active and I can feel her shape and some bony bits when I wake up in the morning, and gravity hasn't dropped her into my pelvis, where she seems to prefer to sit on my bladder.  

Hope you are all baking your bubs nicely.

#52 Morti

Posted 14 April 2012 - 09:24 AM

Hi all! original.gif

Catirving - Congrats on your amnio results!!

I know what you mean about bubs seemingly sitting on your bladder... I swear my little boy uses mine as a trampoline!!  ohmy.gif   biggrin.gif  Very weird sensations.

And congrats on your baby girls, Catirving, Bumped Up and Jessiebean! Also to Charlie on your baby boy! How many of us know the genders of our babies now?  I have a feeling Sept. is going to see a whole lot of little girls being brought into the world.  wub.gif

I had it confirmed this evening that my baby is indeed a little boy.... I went in for an unscheduled ultrasound because I hadn't felt baby move in a couple of days (after having felt movements since about 15 weeks).  Thankfully, I was just being paranoid and everything is perfectly fine... on the screen I could see my little man doing a whole lot of womb dancing! biggrin.gif  Yet I felt nothing of it.  Not sure why, but I'm a much more relaxed Mummy now, nonetheless.  I suppose at this early stage, we still only feel a very small percentage of all of their movements. original.gif

Anyway, after long thinking that I'd have to have a cesarean this time due to pelvic floor reconstructive surgery I had after my 3rd baby, I was told by my ob that I would most likely be able to give birth naturally (vaginally) again! original.gif  I literally cried tears of relief, as I have a phobia of strong drugs and surgery and have been completely stressed at the idea of having to have an epidural and cesar this time around.  (Surgery under a general is bad enough, but surgery while still conscious is a terrifying thought for me.) Don't get me wrong, I'm very scared of natural childbirth too.... but better the devil you know, I think. wink.gif  tongue.gif  And I like the fact that the recovery time with a natural birth is so much shorter.

I know I shouldn't get my hopes up too much though, a natural birth is never guaranteed, but at least now I'm in with a chance. LOL  Whatever the case though, best just to go with the flow and accept that however baby comes into the world, all that's really important is that he is safe and sound. original.gif

Oh well, that's enough rambling from me now...

*hugs* to everyone!! Hope all is going well!!

Edited by Morti, 14 April 2012 - 09:30 AM.


#53 *Mumma-to-A*

Posted 14 April 2012 - 05:28 PM

Bumpedup - Yes my sister didn't feel movements till 20 weeks with her first.

tauruspregnant - I was thinking the same. My DH is self employed so taking time off means no money coming in so I'll be glad of the support and feel like I am helping someone with a start of their career. I hope you are feeling better.

packedtotherafters - I'm hoping to part time mcn but still doing my research. Will check out BBH.

Jessiebean - Yay on the god scan and girl (even though boys are just as nice too)

McBaby's Mum - I loved this forum for my first baby, so much information you don't know how to deal with it all though. Welcome and good luck with your scan.

Catirving - I had to LOL at buying out Big w and target. I'm glad the results and scan can mean you can enjoy the pregnancy more now.

Morti - I find I get alot more movement by doing something active and then lay down flat on the bed. It seems to get this baby jumping for sure. And yay that you might be avoiding the c-section. I really hope I can have a VBac this time as a repeat c-section and recovery like last time terrifies me too.

Is there a  few people missing? I hope those not posting are still going well.

AFM - haha I can't remember. Baby brain after catching up.

Starting to get babys room in the progess and setting it up. It's a mammoth task to empty a study that has just been a tip room for 2 years. I discovered I have way too many bags, cookbooks and DVD's. And now I have to rearrange my filing system so I can empty my desk to go to a new home. So much paperwork to file  rolleyes.gif  Argh! 2 weeks today till my scan and then I can paint the room.

#54 *Mumma-to-A*

Posted 15 April 2012 - 10:44 AM

Hey Everyone

Just checking if anyone minds to join both groups. Both chat threads have become really slow and the other group are happy to combine. Although sometimes it's hard to keep up with a fast moving thread it can also be alot more fun and supportive for you.

Obviously it will be the Ali the moderators decision anyway.

ETA That if anyone wants to be added to the FB that has been opened just PM with your name and fb email address if possible (I'm having problems finding everyone on names alone) You'll have to accept my friend request before I can add you to the private group.

Edited by *Mumma-to-A*, 15 April 2012 - 06:57 PM.


#55 McBaby's Mum

Posted 15 April 2012 - 05:00 PM

Thanks everyone,

Catirving- I read your post about your boyfriend having to feed your dog! LOL! I can totally relate. Although my husband is offshore and my poor dogs are only eating dry food in the morning whilst my nausea is still present. Although I can't complain, my vomiting finished last week and it's been great not having to reach for a bucket after every meal.

My scan is this Thursday, even though the husband is desperate to know the sex, I am wanting a surprise.  So I'm bringing my Mum along that way I know the husband won't want anyone else to know, and he knows my Mum can't keep a secret.

Can't wait to Thursday!  So many people have commented that I'm having twins, because I'm the size of a house and even though we have had a 8 and a half week scan and heard only one heart beat on the Doppler all the comments are making me concerned.

Not too worry,

Have a great week guys xoxox

Bec  aged 31years
20 weeks, due 3rd Sept
First baby, but a wonderful addition to our Fur family
Country Victoria


#56 ayla2008

Posted 15 April 2012 - 08:59 PM

hi everyone. I am still slack at posting on here.  I have my scan tomorrow, my birthday present to myself, we are finding out the sex. We did laist time and I like to know, surprises are overrated in my book.

PİNK- so glad you are doing well.

This is my second and not feeling much movement yet either, so dont worry, it will start soon enough.

Anyway, got to run, hope everyone is doing well.

#57 ~A2~

Posted 15 April 2012 - 09:55 PM

Hi everyone

Just letting you know that as these two chat groups have slowed down I will combine them again ready for when you all 'graduate' to the Parents Group.

I will pop in and start a Due In September 2012 thread tomorrow night.

Regards to you all

Ali


#58 BumpedUp

Posted 16 April 2012 - 11:48 AM

Morning Ladies

19 wks yesterday and only 3 more sleeps till our scan! So excited!

Taurus: What day is your scan this week? Hope you are feeling better!

Jessie: Yay and congrats on your little girl! To put pics up you need to make an account with photobucket or image shack, upload the photo to there and then  you can just copy and paste the link into your EB post screen.

McBaby: Welcome and congrats on your bub!

Catirving: Glad your amnio results were all good, what a relief and yay on your little girl!

Morti: Definately going to be lots of little girls entering the world. I cant wait to have it 100% confirmed with the scan on thursday. Yay for your little boy and glad to hear that everything is ok. Also great news re your planned Vaginal birth.

Mumma: I have been hearing this quite a lot so am less stressed about it now, as long as I start to feel something soon! Im hearing you re getting bubs room ready, we have so much junk that needs to be turfed and sorted! Will tackle this when I get back from holidays!

Also I am happy to combine groups, not sure if I wanna do the FB thing though.

Ayla: Yay, all the best for your scan!

A2: Thanks Ali original.gif

AFM: Very busy this week before I go on leave for 3 wks, so might not be around too much this week, will definately pop back in before i fly out and to let you guys know how the scan on Thursday goes.

All the best to everyone having scans this week!
x

#59 ~A2~

Posted 16 April 2012 - 09:50 PM

Thread closed

New thread here




1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

Special offer: The Baby & Toddler Show 2014

At The Baby & Toddler Show, you?ll find everything you need to get ready for your new arrival and guide you through the early weeks and years of parenting.

The words I hated hearing as new mum

It was less than a week after my son was born that I first heard it - from my mother.

To the pharmacist who sold me baby formula

On the rare occasion I catch sight of you at school, or around town, I think back to our earliest exchange. I?m sure you have no recollection of it at all.

Babies may benefit from autism therapy

Children showing signs of autism don't usually receive early intervention until well into toddlerhood or later, but a new study suggests infants with symptoms of the developmental disorder might benefit from therapy from as early as six months.

Knatalye and Adeline born with an everlasting bond

Knatalye Hope and Adeline Faith are a lot like any other identical twin girls, but there is one dramatic difference: they're joined at the chest and shares several internal organs.

The question this dad wishes he'd asked his wife

I should have seen that my wife wasn't the same person I'd fallen in love with, but we were both too focused on simply trying to get by.

Why we should talk about the deaths of the Hunt children

The deaths are too horrible even to think about. Yet we owe it to the children - Fletcher, Mia and Phoebe Hunt - to think long and hard about it all.

Baby dies of meningococcal weeks after vaccine application denied

A six-month-old girl has died from meningococcal disease just weeks after an application for government funding of a vaccine for the most deadly strain of the virus was rejected.

Finding the right balance when playing with your kids

Being too involved in our children?s play and not allowing our kids enough free time for unstructured activities can mean our kids miss out on the value that play offers.

Creative DIY light shades

The Pop Light light shade comes in a flat pack already made - it's up to you to design it as you'd like.

The battle of iParenting versus imagination

Have we forgotten how to be imaginative, resourceful parents?

Why movement is so important for your baby's growth

Letting your child move as much as possible in the early years ? using all senses, engaging in the real world, preferably outside ? will help them grow up healthier, smarter, calmer and stronger.

Video: Toddler not keen on clean-shaven dad

This little girl thought she was taking part in a standard game of peek-a-boo, but her dad had a surprise for her.

When will I feel like myself again?

At some point I became 'me' again, but not the same me that I was ... and that?s not a bad thing.

Our Watch: ending the national emergency of domestic violence

An ambitious new national initiative aims to address the "national emergency" of domestic violence across Australia.

Decrease in stillbirths in late pregnancy and older mums

There has been a fall in the number of stillbirths among some groups of women despite the overall rate remaining stable, a new report reveals.

My baby was permanently injured during birth

My baby was a few months old when we first heard the term ?brachial plexus birth injury? and the heart wrenching news that he may never gain full function of his arm.

Being a yo-yo mama is the rhythm of motherhood

A flip-flop happy-sad can occur in the same minute, the same second. And it continues forever, throughout a yo-yo mama's tenure, beginning with pregnancy.

Is it okay to ask for money instead of gifts?

First it was weddings. Then it was engagement parties. Now it seems christenings are following the trend of asking guests for money in lieu of gifts.

Crash testing new parenthood

The new documentary series Crash Test Mummies & Daddies takes a fly-on-the-wall look at the first months of life with a newborn.

Itching for a solution to eczema

Around 30 per cent of children live with eczema every day. A dad shares his son's story and gets advice from an expert.

Video: The challenges and joys of making new mum friends

This hilarious video shows how making new mum friends can be awkward - but reassures that it is possible.

Download now: Essential Kids Activity Finder app

Got bored kids? Quickly find the best activities for kids wherever you are in Australia with the Essential Kids app.

 
Advertisement
 
Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

Special offer: The Baby & Toddler Show 2014

At The Baby & Toddler Show, you?ll find everything you need to get ready for your new arrival and guide you through the early weeks and years of parenting.

Win a House of Magic prize pack

To celebrate the release of the new movie House of Magic, we have 10 double passes and magic sets to give away just in time for these school holidays. Enter Now for a chance to win!

Losing yourself to motherhood

While watching your baby grow into a unique little person is exciting and wondrous, the intensity of meeting everyone else?s needs can ever so sneakily overtake your own needs for self-care.

Tearing during delivery: the facts

Almost all women will experience bruising, grazing or tearing after a vaginal birth. Depending on the degree of tearing, there are various treatments available.

6 tips for a day out with a baby and toddler

Outings can be lots of fun with the kids, but there are inevitable challenges. Here's some information about days out to help you be a little more prepared.

Why I invited a dozen people to watch my son's birth

I sent invitations on burgundy scrapbooking paper stamped with a field of poppies, and told each person why I wanted him or her there. I warned that there would be nudity.

Getting labour started: tips for a natural induction

When your baby?s due date comes and goes without so much as a pop - let alone a bang - it can be disheartening. Mums and a doula share their stories of natural inductions.

7 mistakes old hands make with new babies

As I sat across the table from my friend ? me, a seasoned mother of three; her, a brand new mum ? I thought of all the mistakes an old-hand parent can make when visiting a newborn baby.

That's my boy: a dad's diary of the first 4 months

Unbearable anxiety, unspeakable joy, constant exhaustion and bouts of frustration ... The many shocks of first-time fatherhood resound in a dad's diary of his son's early months.

One of the most important things a new mum can do

Finances may not be as cute as a newborn, but with many women?s working arrangements changing post-baby, monetary matters need attention too.

The truth about birth trauma

Some say mums should just be happy if they have a healthy baby, but for new mums with birth trauma, there's a lot more to it.

Personalised baby gifts

We've scoured the internet to find gorgeous personalised keepsakes and nursery decor to record baby name and dates. They make great gifts for christenings, name days and birthdays! (All prices in AU.)

 

Reader offer

2 FOR 1 TICKET OFFER

For Shopping, For Advice, For Baby & You. Enjoy a special day out with fabulous shopping from over 200 brands, leading parenting experts offering advice on a range of topics, and amazing children?s entertainment

 
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.