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Posted 01 May 2012 - 11:19 AM
Monkey83 - Oh no. Your poor DD. My second has asthma and got croup at around 8weeks old. It was horrible. It seemed like it went on for ages, that horrible, hacking cough. I hope that she is feeling better.
Rachel5 - Wow, that was a big stuff around!! I have been shocked this time around with how incompetent most of the medical staff I have seen are. For the 12 week scan I was told separate things from 4 different people. Thank goodness for you ladies, at least I have an idea of what is going on.
Charlottesmum04 - That is horrible you poor thing. I didn't realise that the cost of medical supplies comes out of the doctors personal banking account I hope that you are feeling a lot better and it doesn't happen again.
Well I rang up this morning to see if my results have come in, which they have. The receptionist said that the doctor needs to see me as soon as possible anyway as something has come up in either the full bloods he had done or the urine test. Unfortunately I can't get in today, so I will spend the day stressing about what it is, until tomorrow. Hopefully everything was ok with the 12 week tests as I am awaiting those results as well. Uhhhh, I hate waiting. I will let you know what he says tomorrow.
Posted 01 May 2012 - 11:29 AM
monkey - sorry to hear about your DD. Hope she is home again asap & feeling better & that you & your DH are both managing to get some rest too
*howls* - congrats on selling the house & from your other thread finding a rental (wow they are expensive there)
rachel5 - yep definitely pays to be armed with basic information. How stupid to as why you didn't know if was multiples when it was marked that you hadn't had your first scan yet.
charlottesmum - hope you are feeling better now & sucks about the bad treatment from the hospital
hi to everyone else
AFM - had my appointment today to get results of NT scan & bloods. As I was told everything looks absolutely fine on scan so no worries there. The bloods though have totally skewed my results to 1:65 for DS & 1:120 for the other trisomys. As we half expected though, all but 1 of the bloods was within normal parameters. So it is literally only my PaPP-A that has made my results what they are (it was extremely low). So now I have the stress of knowing that the result is correlated with poor placenta formation/IUGR/premature birth/pre-eclampsia (all the issues I had with DS). Because it was only that one blood that was out of whack & my history we have decided against any further testing.
We will be keeping a close eye on things, with most likely some extra scans thrown in to check placenta function & growth scans etc & as I get further on CTG's to confirm that baby is coping ok.
Now though to unstress about what my mind has decided is pretty much expecting another early arrival, and wrapping my head around there being nothing I can do to control it other than trust in my ob's judgement on monitoring and treatment of any issues.
Posted 01 May 2012 - 11:49 AM
I'm hoping this MS starts to ease up soon It's making starting the day sooo much harder, especially with two littlies waiting (not so patiently in the case of my 1yo DS2) for breakfast in the morning until I decide whether I should vomit or try to stomach breakfast first. My DS1 was sick yesterday/last night with a 38.5deg temp and vomited all over our couch just as we were sitting down to dinner so poor hubby had to do the clean up as I was gagging all over the place from the smell. I took over once he was in the shower and semi-vomit-free. Thankfully no more vomiting today but the temp is still persisting. Add to that DS2 is teething and has the most putrid nappies right now which he chooses to deposit first thing in the morning. Poor DH has to deal with those too as it's just too much odour for a queasy stomach first thing in the morning LOL.
*T.J.* Bummer that you cant get in to see your doctor today - try not to worry too much in the meantime. Perhaps it just a vitamin deficiency or something that will be easily fixed. I'll be watching for your news tomorrow - best of luck x
*monkey83* I hope your DD gets better soon. My DS2 had bronchiolitis when he was 6wks old and we had a hospital stay for 3nights with him while they monitored his breathing and what not. Hospitals are not the most pleasant places for us to be but at least you know that DD is getting the best help. Hope you can bring her home soon x
*Rachel5* Oh no, dont tell me that !! I'm already nervous about doing public hospital / shared care with a new doctor. I have 100% confidence in my ultrasound place though as we've been there many times before and they are awesome so I feel at least like I have that in my favour and under my control LOL. Which reminds me, when I went to the new doctor to get my referrals for bloods/scans/hospitals, she didn't even tell me when she next wanted to see me??? I guess I'll book with her for just after my ultrasound to discuss results and schedule from there .... hhhmmmmm
*charlottesmum04* Umm, good things about pregnancy ... let me see ... LOL. Maybe next trimester?? Hope you're feeling a bit better today. You definitely dont need another day like that !!
And congratulations to everyone who's had their scans - such great news !!
I am booked for mine on Monday 14th May - still seems like aaaaages to wait - so I'll have my bloods done early next week to ensure the results are there in time for my scan, especially with the public holiday next Monday, all the results will probably be a little slower to process next week. I cant wait to see this little bubba - I'm feeling pregnant, obviously have MS, and have a bump poking out (especially near the end of the day when I'm worn down and must be slouching a little lower with a belly full of food LOL) so am imagining that all is going to plan but not knowing is just so damn excrutiating. My family and close friends know already but I dont want to make that 'public' announcement until my scan so I'll be 13W5D when I can finally shout the good news !!
Good luck for everyone having scans this week - I'll be lurking for news
Posted 01 May 2012 - 12:44 PM
One more thing - I dont if you're all on Facebook and I cant remember if it was in here that someone had asked about double prams - sorry if it wasn't and ignore this if it's too early to be thinking about prams but ...
Daily Baby Buys ( you can find them on FB ) is apparently having the iCandy Pear on sale shortly for up to 50% off. Those in the market for a double pram, it might be worth looking at (if you're ready to buy that is) !!
Hopefully this link works ...
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Posted 02 May 2012 - 09:52 AM
My lovely week with mum is over she flew it this morning and I am back to work today :-( however, first thing is an appt to get my results from the scan/bloods. I know that the scan looked good but I am freaking that the bloods will skew the results and we think if risk 1:1000 or less we might go for amnio. Nervous!! At least when I get to work I can finally announce it.
Mum will take care of the family side when she gets back and most of our close friends know - a few left to tell on DH side.
Christmas - I feel so sorry with you for your terrible MS I really don't know how people cope. Mine hasn't gone beyond hideous nausea. I am so much better and not being hit as often but I had a bad day of it yday out of the blue. Hope DS is on the mend. I can't cope with DD vomiting either.
Emnut - feeling so sorry for you with the added stress but you seem to have put everything into perspective quickly and your head seems to be around it.
Monkey - so sorry about your little one. Croup scares the hell out of me. dD had it for the first time 7 weeks ago and we ended up at A&E at 3am. Fingers crossed for a speedy recovery.
TJ - fingers crossed for your appt and keep us posted about what was so urgent!!!
Charlottes mum - that's terrible about your weekend. What was actually wrong? MS or virus? Sounds awful!!!
See you everyone I'll pop back and share my results tonight!!
Posted 02 May 2012 - 04:17 PM
Well, the urgent thing was that from the full bloods that they took I came up with positive for protein in my urine, my white blood count was high, and my blood platelet was quite low. He wants to re-do the urine/full bloods in another 2 weeks to see if it was maybe just a bad viral infection. Hopefully it was, I was feeling quite terrible last week, of course blaming it on pregnancy and I can just relax if all comes back good.
The great news was that all is good with the baby. The NT was 1.5mm which is good and the results of the Trisomy's are: Trisomy 21 - Background risk: 1:590 Adjusted 1:1736, Trisomy 18 - BR: 1:1686 AR: 1:19822, Trisomy 13 - BR 1:5288 AR 1:43802.
And my due date is back to the 3rd.
Posted 02 May 2012 - 05:54 PM
Sorry for not dropping by as often as I wish. Work has been hectic. Only thing I'm looking forward to right now is the 14th May, where I will have my 12th week scan and also meet my OB for the very first time
On another note, anyone of you have any food cravings yet? I know lots of pregnant women have very strict diet now but do you think it's ok for us to give in to fast food every now and then? Such as red rooster rippa subs, nuggets, etc?
Posted 02 May 2012 - 06:22 PM
well a positive post from me for once.
i dont know what i did but until this morning i was still . Everything that went down came straight back up again. Woke up this morning and like usual. Then i had my pregnancy massage and boom. by 11am i was suddenly wanting a sausage roll. ( usually i hate the stuff ) Went down with DP to our local pie shop and ate a sausage roll, then decided well i kept that down so went for a scone with jam and cream and then half a brownie......
Since then i've been fine. In fact i just made dinner and ate a full plate. I dont know what happened to suddenly change everything but i am very glad it did. Last night saw me at 6:30 sobbing on the kitchen floor going "its not fair i just want to eat. I'm so jealous of everyone else whos eating and i just cant do this anymore " ( imagine that in a sobbing whiny voice )
Meifong i have been getting minor cravings ( see above over the sausage roll ) but luckily the long lasting ones have been fairly healthy. I went 2 weeks practically inhaling up to 15 mandarins a day. I think as long as its only an occasional craving then its ok. ie sometimes i want some pretty unhealthy stuff and i want it so bad i can smell it. Its like a drug addict needing its fix. As long as i only do that once a week and can stop at one then its ok. If i want cheesecake but i eat the whole cake thats when its an issue.
I am glad everyones scan results are coming back so good. We all really are pregnant by now arent we......
Posted 02 May 2012 - 07:34 PM
Everything OK here, just so so tired!!! Had 3 hours of meetings today at work, battle to stay awake.
I have my CVS and first meeting at hospital with midwife in tuesday & thursday in 2 weeks, I asked my boss for the whole week off, he said yes so as wll as looking forward to the results I am also just looking forward to a rest.
Cravings: fresh bread - any thing sweet and bready, walking past a bread shop the smell of bread cooking makes me drool. I think I ate my weight in hotcross buns over easter. Other than that - only fruit juice. Hubby says the baby is boring - it only likes bread, he was expecting pickles or hot chips at midnight.
Posted 03 May 2012 - 09:45 AM
Can you believe it ?!?!?!? My results were not back at my appt yday which I had moved from Mon morning as they told me they could push through to Mon arvo and change my appt to the arvo. Ob doesn't work the arvo and tues was a public holiday (in Singapore) so Wed it was. Sweaty palms in the car and arrive to nothing. They said they could chase and call me in the arvo with the results (we discussed the what ifs already with the ob) and they never did. I was calling from 3-6pm both their lines and only the blinking answer phone. So now it's thurs after being promised Mon!!! Hope they come through today.
Not sure if I mentioned earlier that during the scan on Sat the scanner said it was too early to tell sex but if she had to guess she would say girl? Well yday asked the ob (she scans every visit) and she said too early to tell but if I had to guess I would say boy! Haha so who do I believe? DH says he doesn't care and neither do I but he had a grin from ear to ear so I thought I wanted another girl but now I want a little boy for him. Going to ask again in 2 weeks she said it looked like something but could have been umbilical cord.
Also we talked about amnio and she said she doesn't recommend if we are under 1:300 chance of DS but understands us wanting too if it's higher. She does them herself and has had 2 losses in 30 years but said her colleague is even better than her and in my case (assuming because I had 2 miscarriages) she would send me to him. Cool huh?
Edited by franno, 03 May 2012 - 09:46 AM.
Posted 03 May 2012 - 05:26 PM
Greetings fellow preggi folk!
Franno ARGH I am feeling your frustration, how darn annoying I seriously hope you only have one more sleep before you find out the test results! As we don't have enough things to be patient for lol!
CPM Mmmmm fresh bread! Great news about the time off, I bet there are few people around who could use a nice break, and it sounds like you will need it with all that!
Charlottesmum Fingers and toes crossed that your turn around i the beginning of the end of sickness and the start of EATING!
Meifong I give in to my cravings, perhaps a little too often but as long as I am eating a healthy balanced diet an exercising regularly I figure a few treats a week wont hurt!
TJ Super Awesome news!
I wont go back further or it wll just get too long, will just say, I have been following and thinking of you all
AFM To be honest I feel I'm losing it this week I am exhausted and work has been pretty stressful. Plus, my partner and I don't live together yet which I was ok with but I am really starting to feel alone, it doesn't help that he is so busy with work that I get even less time with him than I'm used to. I've ended up a sobbing mess more than a few nights recently Well enough whinging, need to cook dinner and get some more work done before bed Much love and belly rubs!
Posted 03 May 2012 - 09:05 PM
So they finally called me with the results this morning and all good!
1:4336 for trisomy 21 (downs)
1:10000 for trisomy 18
1:34000 for trisomy 13
Posted 03 May 2012 - 09:57 PM
Its been wonderful reading about your scans. At last my turn was up. My DB and I went to our first 12 week scan yesterday and it was all great! The staff were fantastic (Boyd Street Medical Centre Tweed Heads). A healthy and VERY active little bundle appeared on a massive TV screen and it really shocked us. DB cried. I feel like a huge weight has been lifted from my shoulders in so many ways. I conceived while on holidays in Thailand in Feb and I was drinking nice cold beer like you wouldn’t believe, and smoking cigies, I had no idea I was pregnant. When I found out I was pregnant in March I didn't think bub had a chance, I also have family history of defects – so I am v relieved. We have been in hiding keeping my pregnancy to ourselves, people have been wondering where I have been for two months! So it was time to start telling people the fantastic news. I sat on my phone for 4 hours phoning everyone. Its finally happened and it’s just wonderful. BTW my gorgeous girlfriend got me “pregnancy and birth” mag today. Very interesting. Just reading it now. I will let you know if I find any interesting info.
Posted 03 May 2012 - 10:07 PM
I have been waiting to hear from you Franno - great results! I had to look up the trisomy 18/13 again cause I couldn't recall what they were. Great numbers.
Posted 04 May 2012 - 09:42 AM
Rachel5 - Oh that is fabulous news. I am so happy for you. I bet you were exhausted after ringing everyone!!
Franno - Awesome odds!! I can only imagine how you felt turning up and then being sent away without the results. At least the outcome was great. That is pretty funny about them both picking the opposite sex at the ultrasound. Doesn't really fill you with great hope, lol. There was a post a few weeks ago in the pregnancy section that had the photo's of male/female babies at around 12 weeks. They both looked almost identical, so I don't really hold any hope in them getting it right. More like a lucky guess if they did!!
Tanglez - Oh no, you poor thing Big giant hug to you. Are you planning on moving in together?? Are you living by yourself atm? Remember if you want a chat, we are here for you!
Charlottesmum04 - Wow, maybe it was your pregnancy massage that made you feel better?? You will have to book in daily if it makes a difference, lol. Any excuse
All good with me. I have no news.
Posted 04 May 2012 - 09:57 AM
Haha TJ one of them is going to have had a lucky guess :-)
Congrats Rachel that's awesome I bet everyone is so thrilled for you. It's lovely seeing people be so excited to hear your news. Ps I told both my friends who had had MC recently and one had a termination at 20 weeks in Feb - they were all awesome and so so gracious!!
Posted 04 May 2012 - 11:15 AM
Franno - awesome odds & glad that the friends you were worried about telling took the news graciously. So hard for all of you & I'm sure that your thoughtfulness helped.
Rachel - glad all went well & you are now telling people - how sweet of your gf
Tanglez - that is so hard with not having him around much & dealing with the overwhelming emotions.
AFM - I am super emotional about everything today. Finally had my meltdown from the blood results that I knew was coming, have a few cases at work that I'm a tad worried about, this morning had a massive meltdown after hitting a pothole in my car & totally wrecking the wheel (plus finding out that my spare was flat & because it was bald tha actual tyre needed replacing too) & one of my SIL's on the phone in tears because of the changes that are being made to the parent payment in the budget & her not knowing if she will be able to finish the degree she has poured her heart & sole into over the past 2 years come July 2013. Think I'm gonna go back to bed & sulk until it's time to go get DS now that I"m alone.
Posted 04 May 2012 - 12:30 PM
Had my NT scan today.. Wont have the full results back until my next appt on the 16th, but it measured 1.8mm so Im happy about that:).
Bubs is measuring 12w 2 days so new EDD is 15th November:) I was 12 weeks today.. Heart rate is 153bpm
Will post a pic in the scan section shortly
Posted 04 May 2012 - 02:59 PM
Congratulations to you all on your pregnancy. I would like to be added to this group, I hope I am in the correct group? There are a few different threads that are due in Nov so I thought I would join the latest one. Does anyone know if there are chats/groups for each state, or are they just general for everyone in Austrlaia? Im in Adelaide and Im also due in November 8th. I am 38 and it took me 2 years of trying and finally on Valentines Day we conceived for the first time
I have been suffering from nausea, it was all day and night but thank god now that Im 13 weeks the nausea has considerably reduced and I only feel it on occasions. I was suffering from bad indigestion but thank god this week no indigestion what a relief. I cant take my preg multi tablets as they give me intigestion. However I am still vomitting once a day, it tends to be at nights after dinner. Im trying to work out what baby likes to eat. Its been very difficult tyring to find something to eat as I have no cravings and dont have an appetite. Is anyone else having difficulty knowing what to eat? I cant cook for myself as food makes me want to gag so my DP is doing all the cooking. I am on maxalon but this hasnt really stopped me from vommitting, feel like its not doing a thing. So far I like to eat vegemite on toast every day for breakfast and I can eat roast chicken, vegies and soups, breads, potatoes, macdonalds cheesbergers and any carbs. Baby doesnt like herbs and spices, no bbq meat, no fried foods, no tomatoe based sause, some fruits give me intigestion so its been very difficult to try and eat 2 fruits a day. Is everyone else still having small snacks eg crackers every 1-2 hours? I find it so difficult to find something to eat for lunch while I am at work, all the shops have salads for sandwiches which have bene sitting there all day. Does anyone have any suggestions on takeaway foods to eat at lunch time? Brushing my teeth also makes me vomit, cant stand the taste of fluride so I just bought aloe vera tooth paste with no fluride will try it tonight and hope I dont vomit, really hard not being able to brush your teeth!
Posted 04 May 2012 - 06:56 PM
Doppler turned up today so I had a go not expecting too much. Pretty sure I got it but I guess it will take a few goes to know if I'm doing it right. Definently have to be heart beat I reckon as my heart doesnt go that fast. So relieved
Posted 04 May 2012 - 08:57 PM
Thank you for all the warm messages! My DP and I will be moving in together in July so thankfully we will get a little time before bubs comes! He came over last night and must have seen how tired and sad I looked because he just held me and said "what can I do to support you?" Bless him, he is simply gorgeous, and a man of his word too!
FRANNO - YAY I am so happy to see your results, I was starting to get anxious with the wait lmao!
Rachel5 - Hahahahaha, it is pretty exciting being able to tell people, you had yourself quite a marathon there Big congrats on everything being AOK!
TJ - No news is good news!
EMNUT - hugs, that sounds awful There is a super fat full moon coming on Sunday, seriously, it is going to be huge as it is closer to Earth than it has been in a long time! Astrologically I don't know what it means, but I do know that my students and colleagues have been BONKERS last couple days, crying, fighting, tantrums you name it, so fingers crossed a lot of the madness is moon induced and will ease up real soon!
MELMATHO - Yay for fabulous active bubs! Keep us posted on the results!
BULAFIJI - Hi and welcome! I laughed when I read your post because I went through a stage where all I wanted was roast chicken and vegies with gravy! Couldn't handle anything spicy or Asian in flavour! Now I can't stand the thought of chicken and could happily live on grapes, apples, red curries, pumpkin and lemon cordial!
As for me - TGIF Looking forward to a relaxing weekend! Take care all... much love and belly rubs
Posted 04 May 2012 - 09:35 PM
Ang - enjoy the doppler
Tanglez - I'm actually hoping the moon doesn't affect everyone this weekend (though it already seems to be) - I work in the public mental health system & am working tomorrow & Sunday nights & dreading it
Ang - enjoy the doppler
Tanglez - I'm actually hoping the moon doesn't affect everyone this weekend (though it already seems to be) - I work in the public mental health system & am working tomorrow & Sunday nights & dreading it
Posted 05 May 2012 - 01:32 PM
Emnut - Oh no. You poor thing. Have you gotten the results yet, or are you still waiting?? I hope that this weekend fly's for you and your work isn't too bad.
Tanglez - That is awesome that you and DP are moving in together in July. That isn't far away at all. Thanks for telling us about the moon. I told hubby and he said we will get Cam's telescope out and have a look on Sunday night.
Ang - That is so cool. I have considered getting one, but I figured that I would cause myself too much worry if I am crap at it and get nothing in the reading. Let us know how you go with using it.
Bulafiji - Welcome to our group. I don't have any ideas on what is good to eat, all women are different. Not much seems to help me. I still need the occasional toilet trip, and still am feeling sick most of the day. It is awful. For me, I am trying not to eat too much at meals as that seems to be a sure way of upchucking. I have been having a fair few headaches recently as well, which really suck. It is especially bad as Nurophen take them away in about half an hour whereas panadol seems to do nothing and you can't take nurophen while pregnant< WHICH SUCKS BIG TIME!!
Mellmatho - Congrats. That seems like a great result. Let us know how the bloods go when you get them back.
Posted 06 May 2012 - 04:13 PM
How is everyones long weekend going?
I've been taking it fairly easy but have some epic back pain today and i have 2 extra kids sleeping over tonight so it will be interesting. But i've got roast pork in the oven, I'm getting married in less than 7 weeks and today is my last day in the first trimester!!! So life is good.
As a little bit of funny news several friends and I were going to go on a cruise in October and while we were going to start TTC while on the cruise we were all adament that no pregnancy was going to stop us from cruising. One by one every lady ( of able to be pregnant age ) has now anounced their pregnancy!
A big hello to all the new pregnant ladies joining our DIG. I am loving having everyone in here to know exactly what i am going through.
Enough of me just thought i had to post as while i have been lurking its been looking quite dead in here. Hopeing that this will spark off some more conversation.
Posted 06 May 2012 - 06:36 PM
Thank you for everyones lovely messages! Is anyone feeling moody this weekend? Maybe its the full moon, maybe its 2nd trimester hormones, but this morning I was as cranky as a hung over Mel Gibson. I yelled out all my frustrations at my DB and I wonder how often I am going to feel like this @ 13 weeks I was expecting things to settle down not ramp up in the anger 100 fold! ha!
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