10/03/2012, 02:12 PM
New thread time folks. Old thread is here.
10/03/2012, 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.
10/03/2012, 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.
11/03/2012, 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!
11/03/2012, 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.
12/03/2012, 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!
12/03/2012, 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.
13/03/2012, 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.
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.
13/03/2012, 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.
13/03/2012, 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!
13/03/2012, 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?
13/03/2012, 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.
13/03/2012, 12:58 PM
Good luck Wishful, thinking of you
13/03/2012, 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.
13/03/2012, 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.
13/03/2012, 05:16 PM
You little trooper!!!!
That's a high hcg my dear!
Wishful - so glad things still good!
13/03/2012, 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.
14/03/2012, 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.
15/03/2012, 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!!
15/03/2012, 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.
18/03/2012, 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!!
18/03/2012, 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!
18/03/2012, 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
19/03/2012, 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!
19/03/2012, 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?
19/03/2012, 05:39 PM
Hello ladies! How is everyone going? It went quiet in here for a few days, I'm guessing because we're all feeling
Hoping, great news that your spotting stopped. I really hope your scan went well today.
Kate, sorry, I'm not much help on the progesterone level as my clinic does not measure it. I think it does naturally vary a bit though, and it still seems nice and high.
M2ODS, how is your hip pain now?
I am 9w today and had my final scan with my FS. Bean has grown beautifully, was 2.5cm and heart rate nice and fast. It was even kicking it's feet. Crazy! I will admit I had a quick cry before pulling myself together again. I have been holding it in all afternoon, and can now have a good weep of relief now that I'm home. It was sad to say goodbye to my FS in a way, as we've been through alot to get to this point.
Next appt will be my first OB appt at 11w1d, and next scan will be the NT scan at 12w3d.
Gotta say, the nausea is a bit relentless. It even wakes me up at night and I have to get up to eat something. No vomitting yet though, and I'm still managing to do what I need to do (like go to work). I did have to give myself a pep talk to do the grocery shopping on Saturday. I said to myself out loud, "suck it up and get on with it!"
that has been my mantra this while crappy IVF journey. Suck it up and get on with it!
I stop the evening pessary from today, then wean off the AM Crinone in a week's time. I'll also start weaning off the prednisone in a week's time too. Can't wait, though I'm petrified at the same time.
19/03/2012, 06:36 PM
Indigo - congratulations on your scan! I'm sure I'll be sad to say goodbye to my FS too but it's such a happy goodbye!Sarah (Kate) - congratulations to you too your hcg numbers are great. My progesterone dipped too and my FS said it naturally changes day to say and as long as it doesn't go under 30 it's ok. In saying that have a chat to your doctor anyway they may want to monitor it. AFM scan went well!! Bubbles is in the right place with a heart beat of 120bpm. The sonographer didn't give us measurements but said everything looks good! I have to go back to the gp to discuss it as I'm not seeing my FS til Wednesday week and my OB appt isn't til 12 weeks which is 5.5 weeks away. The sonographer dated bubs as due nov 7 but that would mean I ovulated prior to the trigger injection so I'm still going with bubs being due 10.11.12!
How's everyone else going?
19/03/2012, 07:54 PM
Just a quick one from me as feeling very
Hoping, glad that your spotting stopped and that it coincided with your 6 week scan so that you could be reassured that everything's okay.
Indigo, great news on your scan today too. I hear you on the nausea! Just threw up for the 3rd time so far this pg. Ate too much at dinner, silly. The killer for me is brushing my teeth. Dry retched all the way to the grocery store the other day too. Gotta remember to carry some water with me as that seems to help.
Sarah (Kate) as one of the other girls said I'm pretty sure it is fine for your prog to fluctuate as long as it doesn't go below 30 or you don't get any spotting. What support (if any) are you on? It's so different conceiving naturally.
Afm, 9 weeks today also and had my first OB appt. OB said bubbs looks very healthy and was dancing around in my belly while he was doing the u/s. Heard the heartbeat too which was really cool
Hi to all you other lovely ladies in here, hope all is well. Will pop back again for more personals soon.
20/03/2012, 01:46 PM
Indigo, my hip is better, I did not see chiropractor in the end.
Sarahkate, I am sure your P4 level is fine. I hear you on bracing for bad news as I experienced the same thing the day I had my second BT. I broke down and cried and was terrified that my levels would be bad.
Wishful, my DS hears me gagging a few times a day and tells me 'Mummy, every time you do that, your whole face turns red.' He finds it funny. Eating the same portion as per before pregnant is a no no for me now. Even with eating a little bit, I feel all bloated and my tummy looks 4 months pregnant! I am eating more often but smaller portions. Did you try green grapes? I find them helpful.
Hooray that your scan with OB went well! One friend was sharing with me on Sunday that when she was pregnant with her DD, she bled a lot and was in OB office every other day. Her DD is now 8.
Hoping, also happy for you that tthe spotting settles down and scan went well.
AFM : Basically feeling sick one hour after waking up till evening...it is pretty handicapping me. I become so ill-motiivated each day. Cant even stand DS bouncing on the couch or DH shaking his legs...all these make me feel sick. DH has been banned to sleep in the living room cos his movements on our wobbly matttress just disturbs my sleep. I am also worrried he may punch my tummy in his dreams.
I went on baby centre and it calculated me to be 8 weeks. I am so puzzled. I thought I am 9 weeks and 3 days now. Just waiting for OB appt next Tues.
21/03/2012, 07:09 PM
Mum2OneDs, mmmm, loving green grapes. The colder the better
Great tip, thanks.
21/03/2012, 09:08 PM
I can't get enough fruit at the moment either. And loving icy cold fruit juice too. Going through lots of unsweetened pineapple juice.
22/03/2012, 03:18 PM
Been a bit quiet in here lately, hope everyone is travelling smoothly
, I have been on the fruit too. Lots of cold apples, Might get some grapes next time I am out.OneDS
Sorry you are not feeling great. I hope that your scan goes well and helps put your mind at rest. Are you finding your mood any better? I would also go with the dates your clinic gave you. I think that they would be pretty accurate with all the monitoring we go through.Wishful indigo and hoping
Congrats on the scans, Been a busy few days!Sarah
Great news on the HCG. Are you booked in for an early scan at all?
AFM No news is good news, I hope. Nothing to report really. My sleep is a little better, and I am not so exhausted anymore. I am still not super interested in food, especially dinner, but I always enjoy it when I am eating it. I will be 12w on Saturday, and have my mega-week of appointments next week. FS for shared care on Monday, Midwife on Tuesday and NT scan on Thursday. I think I will be able to be completely relaxed after the NT, so I am hoping that everything goes well!
22/03/2012, 04:12 PM
Ladies, how are sleeping better? I am a little but still dread bedtime cos I take a long while to fall asleep, but once asleep, I do get some good sleep other than waking up to go to the toilet a few times at night. I saw a thread about not sleeping on our backs and read up a bit just now. Hope it will be useful for you too.http://www.babycenter.com.au/pregnancy/ant...getcomfortable/
23/03/2012, 07:56 AM
I tried green grapes yesterday myself. I ate so many I felt sick! But they kept me full for a long time. I've started pregnancy pilates classes and am really enjoying them, the lady who holds them is a midwife so it's great to have someone you can ask questions of in between appointments. I also signed up for a research project at Australian Catholic University, a midwife follows you throughout your pregnancy, as much or as little as you want. She can attend all your scans and the birth or just call you on a weekly basis to check in. I think I'll go the whole hog and let her come to scans now we've had the first experience together as a couple.
I'm so exhausted and can't really manage Nanna naps and haven't even been able to get into bed early enough, the tiredness is all consuming. I struggle to get through the work day and I had to call DF on the way home the other day to keep me alert while I was driving. I've had a few weird dreams too so not sure my sleep is as deep and rejuvenating as it should be. No morning sickness though, I feel bad for those of you feeling
. I get a tinge of nausea now and then but usually when I'm hungry so if I keep myself topped up I'm ok.
I'm having this fantasy of having fortnightly blood tests and on the alternate fortnight having a scan, I feel like I need to see that everything's going ok. I'm not sure I can wait a bit over 5 weeks for the next scan! How did everyone else handle the wait between scans?
Good luck with the scan next week Lorem,
I'm glad to hear the exhaustion will end eventually!
23/03/2012, 09:02 AM
I have been munching on the green grapes too! they're so sweet and I love 'em straight out of the fridge. Except I always remember my mum complaining that she ate grapes all through her preganancy with me and that the doctor tsk-tsked her and said they would make her put on too much weight as the grapes are so sugary. SO I'm trying not to hoe into them toooo much lol.
Well after worrying about the massive drop in progesterone between blood tests (184 down to 114) it turns our my memory is completely sh*te, and it actually was only 124 the first week, so there was NOT a massive drop. My evening on Dr Google was in vain. FS finally got back to me and said not to worry as progesterone fluctuates (as many of you girls also said, thank you, that was actually really lovely and helpful). However he said if I was worried I can get another blood test next week. At the moment thought I think I'll leave it. I just end up fretting over the numbers so I think I'd rather leave it in the lap of the gods and not know....
I am waiting for a scan on Monday week, at the FS offices, then after that it's a whole month until another one - at the obstetric clinic (still with FS as he does the whole lot). I totally agree Hoping
- a weekly appointment of some sort would be nice for the peace of mind.
I went to yoga yesterday and the instructor told me not to come back until 2nd trimester!!! He said it was fine, but he's not a pregnancy expert, and he recommended I look up a specialist pre-natal yoga class instead. I think I might. I am worried about not keeping up being fit - have been feeling so tired lately that the cardio workouts really don't seem very appealing!! I want to grill FS next appt about what exercise I can do.
Good to know I'm not the only one having trouble sleeping....I feel like I spend each night just tossing and turning from side to side. Didn't realise it was a symptom until you guys have been talking about it. D'oh. Other than that, sometimes I feel a little 'off' - mainly if I get hungry - but really just feel very tired at the moment.
Hope you girls are all travelling well. Lorem
your week of scans next week sounds so exciting and reassuring. I'm only just 6 weeks so can't wait to get to the lovely 12. Mum2One
, are you still feeling really sick? Hope you are managing to get some good rest in...Wishful
that is so cool you got to see your little bean dancing!! Indigo
- good luck weaning off the meds - I understand that must feel worrying but I'm sure you're in good hands wiht your FS. Let us know how you are.
Have a good Friday everyone
24/03/2012, 09:19 AM
Sorry I am just going to type whatever that comes to my mind so sorry for the lack of personals...my concentration span on the Ipad has been pretty bad...You girls are good being able to type such long posts.
I am also checking out on Preggibellies cos I so want to tone up to cope with my pregnancy. Anyone of you heard of that?
I am 10 weeks today and have been having these very mild prickly cramps yesterday and in the night. Have any of you experienced that? They are nothing like menstrual cramps. They are momentary but I needed to adjust my sleeping positions and see if it was better.
Not feeling that sick now but tired still and dont sleep too well still. Appetite has improved. Heart palpitations have eased too after I started taking FLoravital Iron supplements. Now just waiting to see OB on Tues.
25/03/2012, 10:06 PM
Hi Mum2One and everyone,
Nothing to say really...
Preggibellies sounds pretty nifty, might have to check it out too!
Had started feeling a bit 'off' the last few days but last night was my first bout of actually feeling nauseous. Has been recurring a little bit today in small waves. Munching through the rice crackers. Feeling like I am getting fat already from constantly munching (it seems).
Taking my vitamin tablets makes me gag too....
Counting the days til my first appointment....one week to go, YAY!!!!
Have a good Monday everyone xx
26/03/2012, 06:16 PM
Hello ladies, hope you're all travelling ok.
Lorem, all the best for your week of appts, esp your NT on Thurs.
M2ODS, I'm still getting cramps pretty much every day. I wondered if it's got something to do with all the scar tissue I have from severe endometriosis. Also feeling quite full and heavy in the uterus area, and can feel a hard lump when I bend over or am sitting. Good luck for your 1st OB appt tomorrow!
Kate, good advice on being aware of the calories in grapes. Great news that all is well with your progesterone levels.
Hoping, the waits between scans are tough. It's only been a week for me since my last one and I'm going nutty already, imagining the worst.
AFM, I've been feeling quite low mentally lately. I don't feel like talking to anyone or doing anything. It's hard to paste a smile on my face at work. Lack of sleep is not helping. I fall asleep ok most nights but wake up around 1.30-2am and then toss and turn till my alarm goes off. My gut is *huge* and I'm bursting out of my work clothes. Have only put on 0.8kg in total though. Had hoped to not put on any for awhile, but I guess it's inevitable, especially when you take into consideration how much I'm eating.
26/03/2012, 06:22 PM
Forgot to say that I downloaded the Sprout app to my iPad and it's pretty good. Gives you week by week pictures of what bubs looks like, info on symptoms, tools to monitor your weight, space to record questions you want to ask dr at next appt, lists of things to buy or pack for hospital. It was around $4.50 or similar.
10w today for me. A week and a day till my first OB appt, but who's counting?
26/03/2012, 08:39 PM
Hmmm, where to start....
Indigo, sorry to hear that you have been feeling a bit down lately. Hormones really do weird things to you. I was really emotional with DS but this pg I seem to have 'angry' hormones, lol. That Sprout app sounds pretty cool, think I might download it too.
Sarah (Kate), now I am trying not to eat too many grapes. Problem is I end up substituting chocolate instead!
Lorem, best of luck for your appts this week, let us know how you get on.
Mum2One, I have been getting lots of twinges too. Putting it down to stretching muscles and ligaments. Where are the preggie bellies classes run, are they in a few different locations? I would like to try and maintain some fitness too.
Hoping, good luck with the research project.
Afm, 10 weeks yesterday. Tonight's the first night I haven't thrown up after dinner and feeling a wee bit less tired too. Got a bunch of BT's this week and 12 wk scan booked for just after Easter.
9.30pm so way past my bed time, what a party animal! Goodnight!
27/03/2012, 07:42 AM
Sorry I have been MIA but with the all day ms If I am not at work I’m in bed trying hard not to vomit. Ended up at the Doctors the other week telling me I either needed to start some meds for the ms or I would need a trip to hospital. Decided to start the meds and had a couple of good days but am now back to the constant dry heaving. I am completely off most food and drink and have to force myself to eat for the baby.
Speaking of the baby I had my 8wk scan yesterday and got to see him/her. The baby had a healthy strong heartbeat and looked so cute. Measurements were 8w1d which they were happy with. Cannot wait for my ob’s appointment on the 3rd to see him/her again.
I hope everyone is doing well. Will read back and try and catch up on personals in thenext couple of days.
27/03/2012, 01:47 PM
Indigo, you have completely described me in your post haha....I did not want to talk much as well...Maybe it is the energy level, maybe we are preoccupied with how baby is doing in our wombs...maybe it is the hormones.. DH thinks I was trying to be difficult and thinks I am not being grateful for being pregnant. He had to have our TCM doctor tell him that on the surface, nothing much is changing but in our body a great deal is happening!!!
I am also getting hungry since I hit the 9 week. I keep needing to eat something but not big portions. I cannot go to bed if my tummy is rumbling so need to get some light supper. I dont gag that much now though there are moments of sickness. Last night I slept much better.
Puffsgirl poor hun, your MS sounds really bad. It is a miserable time and we have to keep telling ourselves it is worth it. I hope it goes away for you once the first 12 weeks are over. Hooray for your scan results and a wonderful heartbeat!
AFM : I am 10weeks3 days today and had my first OB appt this morning. Always nervous as ever for scans! So so happy to see little bean's heart beating away...that was the first thing I looked for!!! OB says little bean is 3.7cm, right on track with weeks/days and its little heart was going 171bpm...today we got to hear the heartbeat loud and clear. I was tearing away and we also let DS watch the screen. I am so relieved to see baby again!
Then I 'donated' 5 tubes of blood for all the tests OB wanted to do including Vit D and Iron and maternal serum test for down syndrome.
Just some info I want to share after asking OB. He says it is fine to take fish oil and separate Vit D supplements apart from prenatal vits. He also said cramps are very common during first trimester esp with 2nd pregnancy.
Regarding nutrition in the 1st trimester, he says the yolk sac does supply baby's needs but by week 9, the placenta is fully formed so good nutrition does help.
Regarding scans, I am a private patient and would be scanned on my 12, 20 and 36 weeks. Other than that, any scan fees will come out of my own pocket. I do wish there are more scans but he said by feeling my tummy he would be able to monitor baby's progress.
28/03/2012, 06:16 PM
M2ODS, fantastic news that your appt with OB went well and bubs was all good. Interesting about the placenta kicking in from 9w. I'm trying to be good with my diet, but am still so tired I crave chocolate for energy esp in the afternoon, and still nauseous much of the time, so snack all day long. I feel so fat.
Puffsgirl, you poor thing! Your m/s sounds really awful. I hope you get some relief soon.
29/03/2012, 08:01 PM
Just popping in quickly. I have heard about preggibellies, sounds good but they aren't in my area so for anyone in certain areas of Melbourne I'm going to Fitfor2, the instructor is also a midwife so great for advice and fitness at the same time. I have to go twice a week and she is glad I'm coming before 12 weeks because the longer you come the better the benefits. She said that none of her women so far have had forceps or suction and they tear less. I'm up for that! She also does Mum and Bub classes afterwards too.
I had another scan yesterday when i saw my FS, bubs is still going well and is now 1.5cm and we got a photo!! I also told my boss today because someone asked another colleague if I was pregnant and I thought at least if my boss knows, hearing it on the grapevine won't worry him. He knew I had PCOS etc so he was very happy. I've also been feeling really sick in 2 meetings with him this week so at least if that happens again he can cover and take over when I look green. I tossed up whether to tell him and felt I had nothing to lose, he's not the type to hold it against me, he didn't even ask when I'm due so isn't crazily planning ahead in his mind already. I feel lighter now it's off my chest!
When's everyone else planning on telling their work? Has anyone told them already? What was their reaction?
Hope everyone is well (ms aside)
30/03/2012, 10:44 AM
Great news on your scan. I haven't told my work, because I don't have a job (studying), but like you said if you know your boss well, and are sure you won't be on the rough end of different treatment, then I think that telling definately has its advantages, like you mentioned. OneDS
yay for your scan too. Lovely to hear the heartbeat. Is you little bean looking like a baby yet? I only had the 7 week scan, and baby just looked like a gorgeous blob. I saw preggibellies online too. It is close enough for me, so maybe I'll go and do one class, and see if I like it. My excercise regime has suffered badly, due to tiredness and being a bit too scared to keep road cycling.Puffs
You poor thing hope you are feeling better and keeping your strength up. Maybe some flat lemonade? I don't normally drink soft drink, but have been drinking a little bit when I feel queasy (nothing like you though
), and it seems to help. Although this may be a mental thing as that's what my mum gave me when I was sick when I was little. Also must have been such a relief for you to have your scan. I am so glad that you had a much better result this time Wishful
, thanks for thinking of me, I can totally relate to your party animal ways. Wooo!! a few nights ago I managed to stay up till 10.30!!!Indigo
, Hope you are feeling a bit better. Do you have a support person? (apologies if I have you confused, but I seem to recall that you are going through this pregnancy solo?) Someone you can have a good old complain to, not necessaraly about pregnancy, but just things in general. Anyway, try to do some nice things for yourself. Apologies again if I am out of line, just hoping you are ok Sarah
Not too long to your scan now, hope all is well.AFM
My mega week of appointments went really well. FS visit was pretty straight forward, blood pressure, weight etc. Then the midmife did the same, as well as taking my medical history etc. I also got a show bag, with a few magazines and free samples of various baby creams. They yesterday we had the NT. All went really well. Baby was there and looked like a baby!, no indications for DS on the scan and combined with bloods the risk si something like 1 in 850, which is better than for an average woman my age. Baby was a bit camenr shy, but we did get a few pics. apparantly it's pretty comfy in there too, as the sonographer was trying to make baby move, to get a better view of things, but there was a bit of resistance.
Still not sleeping well, and sleeping on my stomach has just started to get a bit uncomfortable. DH and I also think we can see the start of a belly. Starting to feel a bit real now!
30/03/2012, 12:17 PM
Lorem, fizzy drinks are in for me at the moment! Not that I keep taking them but I suddenly craved them. ANd I do feel that they make me better. What I do is to use part soda water, part water to add to my ribena syrup and it is yum...
Yeah I could see baby in my 10week scan, the head and the body...i wanted to see its limb but the US machine wasnt fantastically clear, then suddenly OB said look, it is moving now...and we saw its little arm waving...oh so so nice!!!! I am really feeling excited.
I still cant sleep well but I hardly nap, cos I cannot fall asleep. Finding a comfy position is not easy. I am so worried about squashing my baby...think I am very paranoid. I would wake up getting really sore shoulder whichever one I am lying on. I try not to sleep on my back but so far I find that most comfortable. And I can wake up to pee 3-4 times a night. THat's disruptive. Damn I really would love to sleep well, that is something I really really crave right now. Poor DH is still sleeping on the living room couch just to give me some peace at night.
Ok about preggibellies, DH is not happy I go for it, he rather I start swimming once the first trimester is over, plus we are going for a 2month holiday so it would be hard to join too. THey have it in many areas here in MElbourne, one is just next suburb to mine. I also havent cycled since BFP, do miss that, my only form of exercise really.
Lorem, is NT the 12th week scan? How many weeks are you when you got scanned? Mine is scheduled 13week+, I hope I am not too late. Got to check with the clinic. I am already sporting a very visible bump...i think cos it is 2nd pregnancy so it shows faster. DH says maybe there is another one hiding somewhere haha...
30/03/2012, 12:30 PM
Hi One DS,
The NT was at 12w 5d, which is the date they told me to come after my EDD, although bub was measuring about 4 days bigger, so I would guess that 13+ weeks would be fine, but check with the US place.
Actually I just checked the book about the testing I got fron the hospital, and it says between 11-13 weeks.
I have started swimming too, but have been so slack. I hate actually going to the pool, but enjoy it while I'm there. Must be more firm with myself.
Are you off somewhere nice for your holiday?
30/03/2012, 06:44 PM
Lorem, that's wonderful that your NT scan went so well. Really good (low) odds too. It must be a huge relief.
Thanks for your thoughts. I am doing this solo and I live on my own. I have very supportive family and friends, but I don't really feel like I can talk about alot of this stuff with them. They've been wishing me well for the past 18mo of IVF and I feel now that I can't really whinge or speak about anything too negative as I should just be happy to currently be pregnant. Does that make any sense? I'm hoping that after the 12w NT scan I might feel a bit more upbeat. It's this constant limbo of waiting for something bad to happen.
31/03/2012, 11:43 AM
Indigo, that makes perfect sense. We've all been through so much to get to this stage, and complaining makes me feel ungrateful. But your feelings now are just as valid as the ones you had during IVF. Feeling down/sick etc doesnt mean that you aren't happy to be pregnant, just that you are down/sick!
When is your NT? I know I certainly feel better afterwards. Hopefully it will be the same for you.
01/04/2012, 05:00 PM
Lorem - that's so wonderful that your week of appointments went well. I liked that you got a show bag too!!! Pretty exciting that you have a little belly also. Good luck with the swimming. I also try to go once a week.
Indigo - I didn't realise you were doing this solo - what an incredibly strong person you must be!! Congratulations. And I really understand about the 'waiting for something bad' to happen feeling. ..... that's me too.
Mum2One - oh my goodness I got teary reading about that little hand waving up at you. What a relief it must be to see the little bean moving around. I hope you are managing to get a little more sleep too.
Hoping - sounds like you are pretty on top of things esp with the Fitfor2 thing - that sounds great. And your boss sounds totally cool!
Wishful - not long til your 12 week scan! and sorry for putting you off grapes - don't take it too seriously!! - I'm still eating them anyway lol
Puffs - you poor girl it sounds like you're having a really awful time with the MS. Does it help to think that each day is one day closer to the end of the MS weeks? You will pull through, one day at a time....and think how worth it it will be when you hold that little one in your arms at the end x
AFM I have started to just feel a bit nausea this week but not too badly and only a few times. Mostly in the afternoons and evenings, when I'm tired. More often than not I just feel a bit 'off' and I can get better mostly if I eat something. I am chowing through rice crackers. I saw my acupuncturist yesterday and she put a tiny needle on my right wrist to help with the MS and I think it has helped. I have my first scan with my FS who is my Ob as well, tomorrow at 7.45am. I will be 7 weeks and 3 days so all being well we might see a hearbeat. I am frankly terrified of there being nothing there, or just a dead blob. I keep thinking, 'why should I be so lucky that it will work out for me?' I find it very hard to trust that my body will do what it is meant to do.... anyway I have been trying not to get very excited about anything as I have been waiting for tomorrow. So, we'll see what it brings. I'll be sure to let you all know....
PS. I watched Bride Wars (for the second time) last night with DH and was a sobbing mess.
So, he joked that he hopes I'm pregnant or else I'm going seriously nuts!!!!! (I tend to agree)!!