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Due in November, 2012 Chat Thread #9
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Posted 05 July 2012 - 02:17 PM
Finaly had my morphology scan today. Everything looks good. I dont know why but every time I go to the ultra sound place they put my due date down at Nov 22 even though I explain about my long cycle, whereas my GP and miwives have Nov 26, so at the ultrasound say that the baby is a few days behind - I assume they mean for Nov 22 which would make Nov 26 correct. I think also I will have a small baby anyway based on family history.
The only catch is my placenta is a bit low and only measuring 1.7cm away from cervix - the needs it to be at least 2cm also I had to have an internal ultrsound to confirm that (yay that was fun). So I will have to have another ultrsound at 34-36 weeks to check it is not covering the cervix. Damn placenta has been nothing but trouble first it is mosaic and now its in the wrong place. I really don't want a ceasarean now it is something I have to consider at least I have time to get used to th idea, though they said it usually moves away from the cervix the later in pegnancy you get.
So for happy healthy bub.
Belly rubs to every one.
Posted 05 July 2012 - 10:31 PM
Franno & Chief Pancake Make - Good to know I'm not alone with the low lying placenta. I have read it's fairly common so I'm trying to stay positive and hope for the best. Fingers crossed they all move well away for us!
Meifong16 - Congrats on the girl! I was also told about the 3 lines... I think if the ultrasound tech can clearly see the 3 lines then it's a girl. There was no "it could be" or "it looks like" with my scan, she was certain it was a girl and each time I asked something she repeated, it's a girl Have fun with the name choosing.. Our ds2 didn't have a name for 1 1/2 days but I won in the end
Cluckymum - I've been craving olives too but wasn't sure if they're okay to eat?
Hello to everyone else
Posted 06 July 2012 - 08:47 AM
Hi Mrs Collins, Wb
Hi to everyone else.. Nothing else happening at my end.. So boring.. lol Next week is my obs app and then the following week my scan..
I am craving caesar salads.. I think its the sauce more though.. yum yum..
Posted 08 July 2012 - 03:44 PM
CPM - so glad that your but is looking good after your early worries. Hopefully the placenta will move up for you as they usually do (as well as for everyone else with low lying placentas).
Stormgirl & others with job issues - hope that you aren't feeling too stressed out & that things look up on that front.
meifong - yep names are hard - we are doing the same as we did with DS & waiting until baby is born (well in DS's case we were trying to work it out but he came early).
EDZ - hope Valentine cooperated & you got to hear that heartbeat nice & quickly this time.
Hi to everyone else.
Things are plodding along here. We have finally settled on our block of land so in the motions of having plans for our house drawn to get approval so that is good My bp has risen so am on medication for that now & are all puffy so to try to reduce stress & avoid another early arrival if I can this is officially my last week at work, although because we are short staffed I will fill in casually when I'm feeling up to it. It will mean that there are no more 12 hour days which is the main thing I wanted to stop. I'm planning on going back to work on less hours when baby is 6 weeks old anyway so even if we do get to what we have tentatively decided as my c-section date I'm not worried about missing out or having to go back to work when baby younger than I want.
Posted 09 July 2012 - 09:54 AM
Thanks emnut.. He is still looking for work.. Its not the best time right now. I am selling things, just so I can pay the rent. Wish there was something i can do. Wish I wasnt pregnant sometimes, as I would be working.
Posted 09 July 2012 - 03:20 PM
Hi Ladies - anyone already been told/decided that they are going to deliver via caesar this time?
Posted 09 July 2012 - 05:54 PM
yep - I will definitely be having a c-section this time Chloe & have already booked a tentative date
Stormgirl - so sorry that things are so tough for you guys
We applied for a new rental today (this one the heater doesn't work & after a month of fighting our landlord have decided to move since it all be a year or so until our house is built) so hopefully will be spending the next few weeks moving
Posted 10 July 2012 - 08:11 AM
Emnut - that is great planning on having a tentative date for the C-sect already!
I am trying to decide between a C-sect or natural again. Did you have a choice or was it automatic that you had to do a C-sect?
Well done on getting the rental property now. It would be good to be settled before the next bub comes.
Posted 10 July 2012 - 11:39 AM
Things progressing along smoothly here, I have my 20 week scan booked tomorrow, very excited!!! Kids are back at school so a little quieter and I can rest up a bit more which is nice. I hope you are all well and will keep following everyones progress.
Posted 11 July 2012 - 01:31 AM
Sitting up at 1:20am because I just can't sleep. Stupid pregnancy insomnia has hit early this time. I am tired, but after 40 mins in bed, I still couldn't sleep. It was the same last night and the night before, so I'm really starting to feel it.
T.J, sorry you are sick, I hope it clears up soon. We have just had a mammoth 8 weeks of continual viruses in this house, but we all seem to be better now, so God help anyone who visits us while they are sick.
A beautiful life, hope all goes well with the scan tomorrow. I had my follow up one today and everything was good.
Stormgirl, I here you on the struggling to pay bills. I have just lost my job and due to a stuff up with DH's pay, I ended up having to borrow money off my parents to pay our rent this week. I hope things start to look up for you soon.
emnut, I hope you get your rental.
AFM, I had my follow up morphology scan today. They were able to get all the measurements they needed and everything is looking good. Valentine was being very cute, sucking its thumb, shoving its fingers in its mouth and sticking out its tongue. He/she was also very, very active and it was great to be able to see him/her moving around and be able to feel it as well.
We have my niece's 5th birthday party to go to this weekend, so we'll be making the 4 hour drive on Friday for the party on Saturday. We moved away when she was 6 months old and for whatever reason, we have managed to miss every one of her birthdays, so we thought we'd better make the effort to get there this time.
Posted 11 July 2012 - 09:35 AM
Nah still sucks with money here. DP has applied for soooo many jobs with no hits.
He is even considering applying interstate and just see. If we have to relocate then we will somehow. Very depressing.
Cried myself to sleep the other night just thinking Im going to be on the streets when I have bub.
On a good note.. looking forward to my obs app on Friday and a scan next Tuesday.
Hope everyone is coping ok..
Posted 11 July 2012 - 10:29 AM
Stormgirl - so so sorry. Really wish I could do something to help & you could be enjoying this time in your life
TJ - glad your scan went well. Sucks being sick - the flu doing the rounds is horrid (I still have the cough that I'll be stuck with all winter after having it a few weeks back & we have heaps of people off work with it atm). Hope you managed some sleep.
EDZ - insomnia has hit here too. Hope you ended up getting some sleep last night too.
ABeautifulLife - good luck with your scan today
Chloe - I was told at the start that I would need another c/section as when I had DS I had an inverted T incision in my uterus to get him out therefore the part at the join in particular is a risk for rupture. I was happy to go along with whatever is recommended - as long as baby comes out healthy I am happy regardless of how it happens (went through the whole birth disappointment with DS who was born by emergency c-section at 29 weeks with no labour at all). We have booked a tentative date fairly early because my ob doesn't want any labour at all.
AFM- getting grumpy at still not hearing about the new rental. At least this afternoon I have an ob appointment then work instead of sitting by the phone waiting for it to ring all day.
Posted 11 July 2012 - 11:15 AM
TJ - Poor you being sick! I had a bad cold (I thought it may have been flu as I was vomiting, blocked up, couldn't eat)...and it seemed like I couldn't take anything....just when I needed to!
I found that one thing that helped was hot showers......and letting the housework go!
I hope it passes quickly.
Posted 11 July 2012 - 06:25 PM
Scan went great, my sonographer was lovely and took her time so we could enjoy the show Baby was very active and looks very healthy, I can't wait to do the 4d scan at 28 weeks. Hope everyone is well and for those having difficult times at the moment I hope things start to turn around so you can enjoy the rest of your pregnancies.
Posted 13 July 2012 - 09:01 AM
Today I have my obs appointment.. Hope it goes well. I know they wanted me to have my scan before today, but couldnt get in until next Tuesday.. So too bad unless they put me in today.
DP is still looking for work. He had 2 interviews yesterday. One is a cleaning job starting at 4am everyday and the other door to door commission with minimum of $300 a week..
He is from the states and he is even considering going back to the states and maybe wanting me to go back too.. I really dont know what to do. So much stress. I just want to pull my hair out.
Anyways I will be back later after my appointment.. Wish me luck..
Posted 13 July 2012 - 07:06 PM
Stormgirl - Just remind your DP that if jobs are hard to find around here then jobs are even harder to find in the US at the moment.. Also at least here your healthcare is being covered. I still remember being pregnant with my first and being on a forum for pregnant ladies when a US woman came on considering abortion for no other reason other than she couldnt afford the hospital fee's to actually give birth.
I do hope you find something. I think from memory that you were looking at construction work? I have been asking around for you here for what its worth because i also know that you said you would relocate for work. Does he have any special tickets?
I had an issue a few nights ago with my BP heading skyward. Everytime i would sit down for a bit it would go back down but then as soon as i got up ( getting kids bathed/fed/off to bed) up it would go again. After everyone ( from family/friends, to 13HEALTH and even everyone on EB ) was practically screaming at me to go up and get checked out i caved and headed into maternity. Everyone was lovely and if anything it was good just to see the Birth suites and calm my fears about giving birth in a hospital setting. They eventually decided that i was either just run down or had a virus or both. Sure enough today its all settled back down again and i am feeling alot more with it.
Its my redo of the morphology scan on wednesday and 2 nights ago DH finally felt the baby kick so lots going on. Been buying up big for bubs as well. Been so many cute clothes and even got my sleepy wrap carrier to use. Everything in pink so they better be right that she's a little she!!
Posted 14 July 2012 - 07:59 PM
Hey charlottesmum.. Thank you for asking around. That is so nice of you. Yeah its really hard right now with him finding work. He just has lots of labour work and factory work experience etc. Yes we are willing to relocate for a job.
I heard a story about a woman who gave birth in the US but from here and was costing her about $1mil because the baby was premmie and needed special care etc. I was like
I am looking to buying bubs things once I find out what the gender is.
Posted 14 July 2012 - 10:45 PM
Yay excited here today - 24 weeks = viable baby & most important milestone. Now for 26 weeks....
Stormgirl - I hope that something comes of one of the interviews for you guys
Charlottesmum - glad you are feeling better & that the bp has settled down.
TJ - how awful & scary. Really hope you are feeling better asap & have no more scares
ABeautifulLife - great to hear the scan went well.
We are having a quiet week - all sick with what I am calling bad colds & DH is calling flu (he doesn't quite get the concept that the two are not interchangeable & the flu is not a bad cold). My bp has risen but not out of control at this stage & scan to check blood flows & fluid etc caused no real concern so everything going along as I would like right now.
Posted 15 July 2012 - 09:21 PM
stormgirl if your DP can paint and render i have a job offer for you guys in gladstone. could you pm me please?
Posted 16 July 2012 - 10:05 AM
Thanks to Charlottesmum for the tip.. but no good.. The guy wants actual experience.. We will keep trying..
Its only part time cleaning if he gets it but something hey.. So tired of the stress though.. BUT.... Scan tomorrow.. woooo
Posted 16 July 2012 - 12:24 PM
Hello guys. I'm no good with the personals, sorry. I always end up with such small snippets of time and lose track of what I've read.
I hope you're all enjoying the school holidays, those of you still with them. We're enjoying being our pj's until whenever.
We got a date for our c-section. We're having this little boy on Tuesday 30th October. So exciting and nerve wracking at the same time.
Emnut, I have called cold here for weeks and weeks on end and in the end, I think we all had a milder flu. Just the ongoing and unrelenting nature, with chest infections that followed most. Apparently this is quite a horrible flu season.
Posted 17 July 2012 - 12:04 AM
Been a bit quiet here.. Had a yucky bug last week and only just starting to feel myself.. Everyone else not feeling well, I hope you feel better soon.. there's alot of stuff going around at the moment and it's not nice, especially while pregnant.
Does anyone know when the glucose test is? Is it between 26-28 weeks? I can't remember
Posted 17 July 2012 - 07:38 AM
I am having an early one and getting mine tomorrow. Doctor wants me to have it early so if I have it, I can get treated sooner.
Well I have my scan this afternoon and I am super excited. Will let you all know later how it went..
Posted 17 July 2012 - 02:36 PM
Hi Everyone!!! (Well, hi to those who are still in this group
It's great to catch up on everyone's news. I've been EB quiet while journeying back to the apartment in the Turkish city, packing, working my butt off for fiance's Aussie visa, 3 planes later and I'm in a mountain region of Bali. I came here to break up the flight and indulge in amazing food, yoga and relaxation. I really feel me again after the blah time in Turkey. This will be my last solo journey so I'm soaking it up and looking forward to future journeys with the fam.
Emnut - I'm so happy that your baby is growing stronger inside and hoping you are feeling confident about the rest of your pregnancy. You asked about my fiance's visa ages ago. Thank you for thinking of me. After spending weeks arranging documents and writing letters to assure the Aus Consulate that fiance was coming as a tourist for 3 months while our baby is born...we was shocked 3 days ago to learn he was rejected. They don't believe he will return to Turkey. After a big fat cry when I realised he may not be at the birth, I am back in fight mode. I'm doing the big application for spouse visa which we would have done before but we were told it can take 10 months to process. I'll send it from Bali to him while he works in South Turkey. My latest idea is that if the visa doesn't come, I will consider having the baby in Bali where we are both welcome. I hadn't thought of this option until I saw a heavily pregnant Aussie here who raved about the western midwife service in Bali. I will weigh up safety for baby and my ideal birth plan.
So, lucky as I am to be in Bali, it's a big challenge for fiance and I as we miss each other and feel the stress of being apart. I look for the light at the end of the tunnel.
I can't wait to reunite with my friends in Melbourne in 10 days!!!
Take care lovely mamas and I hope you're all feeling positive about the actual birth...so many wonderful birth stories to read about for inspiration.
I look forward to staying connected!!!
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