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#1 ~A2~

Posted 03 August 2012 - 02:54 PM

Hi all

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#2 Fingers Crossed!!

Posted 03 August 2012 - 03:35 PM

Gold!! How cheeky is that given I have only just joined!!!

#3 *Katey*

Posted 03 August 2012 - 04:04 PM


#4 Cacti

Posted 03 August 2012 - 06:32 PM


Fingers Crossed, must be a good sign for you original.gif

#5 Meg88

Posted 03 August 2012 - 07:08 PM

Fingers crossed: I remember you! I'm so excited for you getting a BFP!!! And so happy it happened 1st try of the IVF. Congratulations to you & your DH, I hope everything progresses smoothly for you original.gif

AFM: been so busy lately & was a little concerned bubs might be feeling it but at my midwife appt my blood pressure & fundal height were all good. I'm getting more movement from bubs the last week or so & it is just the most amazing feeling! To think a few months back I was so down in the dumps about trying to get pregnant & now here I am over half way through & feeling my little boy move - it's just the best thing ever!!!

Hope everyones well, belly rubs

#6 Cams

Posted 03 August 2012 - 08:48 PM

Fingers Crossed - congrats on your BFP, how exciting that you got it off your first IVF cycle, hoping you have a nice sticky bub original.gif

Meg - it's so exciting being past the half way point isn't it and to be able to feel bub starting to kick so much more original.gif

Magalee - how wonderful that your friend is also pregnant and so close to. My BF is finally pregnant (after four MCs) and almost 13 weeks, with twins!!! Can't wait to be spending a lot of our time together next year.

AFM - went to an appointment with a specialist yesterday in relation to my cholestasis down in the city. Was really good to talk to someone who actually understood my condition and knows what to do. As a result, I'm now having the rest of my appointments at that hospital and will also be delivering there. The hospital is about an hour away from our house so travel will be a little annoying but I feel so much more confident in the care of this doctor. He's referred me on for repeat blood tests of my liver and bile acids, ultrasound next week to check placenta level (which I was getting anyway) but now also to check liver and gallbladder. Also got a prescription for three drugs, one specific to my condition, another for reflux/itchiness and another which is a antihistamine with sedative effect to try help me get some sleep and manage my itchiness overnight. Definitely rattling now from all the drugs!!
I now also have no more than 4 weeks left of work and can't wait to be finished.
Hope you are all doing well and enjoy your weekend original.gif

#7 Fingers Crossed!!

Posted 04 August 2012 - 08:03 AM

Morning ladies - thank you for your warm welcome

Cams/Meg88 - I remember you too and its soo lovely to see you both way past the half way mark - wow time flies and your bubs are moving!! so exciting ladies

So as a newbie to this group any advice from you ladies that you can pass on? how to get by not drinking on social occasions... how to stop looking out for your period...(!)...how to not worry about every single cramp and feeling...

#8 Mrs_P

Posted 04 August 2012 - 02:22 PM

Hi ladies, I'm a newbie hoping to join your group too! Like FX I got my BFP yesterday. Am still a little nervous as haven't been to my GP yet, going on Monday. Tested again this morning and still there! Am so excited, happy, nervous- I didn't get a wink of sleep last night and am exhausted! Will try and catch up on everyone's posts and where you're all at.
Fingerscrossed- Am off to a Hens Night tonight and have am going with the antibiotics line- hopefully they believe me!!  wink.gif

Edited by Mrs_P, 04 August 2012 - 02:23 PM.

#9 babyinabackpack

Posted 04 August 2012 - 11:26 PM

OMG, I go away on holidays and come back to see fingerscrossed here in our little group!! How exciting!! Congratulations hun!! Simply stoked for you!

Hi to everyone else!! How are we all doing? I'm good.. 12weeks today.. I can't believe i'm already here!! I think it was meg who said that the first weeks went the slowest and then time just sped up. Well I totally second that! The first 4 or 5 weeks just dragged on, but no I can't believe how fast time is going past!!! Although if these food aversions would pass sometime soon I would really truly appreciate it.. lol

hugs to you all and i'm sooo excited to see cams and geishagirl are already into the 30th weeks!! how exciting!!

hugs to everyone!!

#10 Cacti

Posted 05 August 2012 - 06:48 AM

QUOTE (Fingers Crossed!! @ 04/08/2012, 08:03 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Morning ladies - thank you for your warm welcome

Cams/Meg88 - I remember you too and its soo lovely to see you both way past the half way mark - wow time flies and your bubs are moving!! so exciting ladies

So as a newbie to this group any advice from you ladies that you can pass on? how to get by not drinking on social occasions... how to stop looking out for your period...(!)...how to not worry about every single cramp and feeling...

I didn't stop looking for my period until around the 20 week mark! Cramps are  normal the whole way through, unless there's also bleeding (asked my OB that one!). I'd stopped drinking beforehand but just made myself designated driver as well. If someone asks tell them you've got a UTI and are on antibiotics, that'll explain all the toilet trips too!

babyinabackpack - congrats on the 12 week mark!

#11 Fingers Crossed!!

Posted 05 August 2012 - 10:18 AM

Hi Babyinabackpack!!! wow are you really 12 weeks already!!!? that time has flown by!!! soo soo pleased for you!!

Cacti - thanks for your advice, had heard the same about cramps being normal without bleeding so trying to ignore them!! as for the drinking im the same and have actually stopped/cut back on alcohol since my TTC journey began last year so the girls have got used to me not drinking a lot over the last few months so no questions should be raised - my hubby is always happy to help out by drinking my wine sneakily anyway!!


#12 Cams

Posted 05 August 2012 - 10:26 AM

Fingers crossed - I had to have a giggle about your questions, especially the period one!! I think I didn't stop checking until I was in the second trimester but then just relaxed once I knew bub was sticking in there. Social occasions weren't an issue for me as hubby was away for five weeks of the first trimester so from about 6 to 11 weeks so I wasn't going to any functions on my own anyway other than hanging out at a friends where we wouldn't drink anyway. As for cramps, they were very normal for me from the day that I got my BFP. If they were 'normal' for me I wouldn't worry and knew it was stretching but would worry when I had stronger pains. For me it would stress me a bit but would tell myself that I would know in the next day or two whether it was just strong stretching pains which they were and I was able to relax again. Unfortunately the first trimester was very much just a waiting game until we saw bub was strong and healthy.

Mrs P - congrats on your BFP, hope you have a nice sticky bub and enjoyed your night out original.gif

BIABP - yay for hitting the 12 week mark!! I'm still soooo excited for you and so glad that you have a nice sticky bub in there. Hope the time continues to fly by for you. I can't believe that I'm now in the 30s!! 31 weeks this Tuesday. Where on earth has this time gone? Hope you had a fantastic holiday original.gif

Cacti - great idea about using the UTI excuse, would stop people from asking questions as well!!

AFM - had a majorly sore belly last night. I really feel for anyone who has a job with lots of standing as I was standing for at least an hour yesterday afternoon and my belly ended up being much sorer last night than it has been before.
No more than 4 weeks left at work!!! Can't wait to get out of there, I just don't have the motivation for it anymore.

Off to a baby shower today for a wedding forum that I've been on the last few years. Should be a fun afternoon but so not looking forward to another drive to the city.

Hope you all have a fantastic weekend and bub sends kicks your way (he's kicking the laptop which is resting on my belly so my laptop is bouncing around!!)

#13 seashells

Posted 05 August 2012 - 02:47 PM

Hi all!!

Fingers crossed, congrats on your BFP! I felt very heartened by your questions as I've been the same!! Every time I go to the loo I am scared of bleeding and I worry about every little niggle in my stomach area! I think it is very normal & will probably improve after the first scan.  It is a relief to hear others have had pains & cramps too, I have been especially worried about these.

Mrs P congrats to you too & it really is hard not to be nervous isn't it?

Cams - wow only 4 weeks to go at work, that's great!! Hope your baby shower was fun today & thanks for the kicks baby cams!!

Meg - congrats on your babyboy.gif!!!!

BIABP - woohoo on the 12 week mark!!

AFM...   I have decided to take a bit of a step back from EB land again as I've been feeling very anxious ... Since I got my BFP I have been spending too much time on here (again!) & getting worried about every little thing!! So I have decided not to continue posting in my DIG - but I will pop in here every now & then as I remember so many of you from TTC #1 & want to keep up with your stories!! Also this group moves a fair bit more slowly than the DIG which makes it easier. I'm also part of a couple of lovely groups on facebook which started on EB, so I already have a lot of wonderful supports. So I guess you may not be seeing a lot of me but I will pop in every week or two to see how everyone is going!! Belly rubs to all!!

#14 *Katey*

Posted 05 August 2012 - 03:12 PM

seaside_shells - Enjoy your break away! biggrin.gif

Mrs P - Congrats and welcome biggrin.gif

#15 Fingers Crossed!!

Posted 05 August 2012 - 05:09 PM

Sorry Mrs P - dont think I welcomed you or said congrats!!! awesome news!!

Seaside - even though Im doing it, try not to worry!! I am actually calming myself down by thinking what will be will be and to try and enjoy the moment xx but completely understand you stepping away from EB - hope it works for you and take care! xx

Hi everyone else!! x

#16 Mrs_P

Posted 05 August 2012 - 09:43 PM

Hi ladies, thanks for the lovely warm welcome. original.gif  original.gif

  FingersCrossed and Cacti – I too have been checking for my period (and freak pout anytime I feel anything down there) and am glad I;m not the only one! I have also had cramping too, which I was starting to worry about. I’m glad to hear it’s normal. I never had cramping with AF, so it was one of the first EPS I had.

  Seaside Shells – I know how you feel. Since I got my BFP I’ve just had two days away from EB. Until I get the all clear from doc, I’m still nervous and reading some threads just makes it worse! Hopefully we get to hear from you in here from time to time and all the best over the next few months

  AFM – The hens night last night was a disaster! Apart from the bride and her mother having a massive fight, EVERYONE was asking me why I wasn’t drinking. I don’t really know any of the girls who were there that well, and  I’m not a very good liar, so I think they worked it out! Oh dear.

  I have a question for you girls; I’m going to my GP tomorrow after work to get an official blood test, and I’m just wondering is there anything else I should be asking for or about? I am going to ask him to recommend some OBs at the hospital I want to birth at, but apart from that, is there anything else I should be asking?

#17 Cacti

Posted 06 August 2012 - 10:40 AM

QUOTE (Mrs_P @ 05/08/2012, 09:43 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I have a question for you girls; I’m going to my GP tomorrow after work to get an official blood test, and I’m just wondering is there anything else I should be asking for or about? I am going to ask him to recommend some OBs at the hospital I want to birth at, but apart from that, is there anything else I should be asking?

If you want a dating scan, ask for one of those. I also got a referral for the NT scan so I could book in for that. My blood test included immunity levels so yours probably will too but will be worth asking anyway. Your GP will give you a referral to an OB - I got recommendations at the appt, then looked into them, picked one and got a referral when I went back for the results.

#18 *Katey*

Posted 06 August 2012 - 10:55 AM

QUOTE (Mrs_P @ 05/08/2012, 09:43 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I have a question for you girls; I’m going to my GP tomorrow after work to get an official blood test, and I’m just wondering is there anything else I should be asking for or about? I am going to ask him to recommend some OBs at the hospital I want to birth at, but apart from that, is there anything else I should be asking?

Your GP will probably ask you some basic questions, like if you've been taking pre-conception vitamins, and if you're taking pregnancy ones now. When your LMP was. And he'll calculate a rough date based on that (even if you're going by ovulation dates, he'll still calculate it by LMP). Then he'll probably check your blood pressure, he might weigh you, and then ask a family history of health problems or pregnancy related problems. Then, if you don't have an OB picked out, he'll pick one out for you and give you a referral. He'll then give you some forms to get your bloods done (if you've had no previous issues, or no concern with this pregnancy, he'll probably give you one single test, and no repeats).

Maybe just ask him if there's anything you can do, or anything you should be eating/avoiding, or any other advice he has, before your OB appointment rolls around original.gif Oh and like Cacti said, if you want an early dating scan, ask for one, as they're not general procedure.

Edited by *Katey*, 06 August 2012 - 10:56 AM.

#19 mia6

Posted 06 August 2012 - 08:11 PM

Hi Ladies

After 2years and 10months of TTCing I am officially joining this group and I am so excited!!!
I have come over from the Endurance team so only recognise a few names from TTC1 group, but am looking forward to getting to know all of you.

Just a bit about me. Dh & I were diagnosed with unexplained infertility and after trying TCM and acupuncture for 6 months, DH and I embarked on our first IVF cycle and were successful! I am now 7weeks and 3 days, EDD is March 22, 2013.

Today I had my first scan and Dh and I saw our bubs heartbeat- that was amazing and totally made it real for us lol, as like others I kept getting freaked out by cramping, which is also why I waited until the scan to come back to the EB world.
Have my OB app on Wednesday and then not sure what to do from then lol.

Hope everyone is having a nice evening xx

#20 Ash22

Posted 06 August 2012 - 09:54 PM

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  SUPER SUPER EXCITED FOR YOU MIA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Just came in to stalk for Fairey news and my heart jumped to see your name Mia! original.gif

Fairey - thinking of you!!!

Cacti - congratulations on the birth of Felix!!!! original.gif

#21 Fairey

Posted 06 August 2012 - 10:04 PM

MIA!!!! YAYYYYYYY!!! Sooooooooo happy to see you hear and that to learn that you've had a dating scan and seen your beautiful bubbas beautiful heartbeat!!  hhugs.gif  eexcite.gif  hhugs.gif
Big cuddles to you xxx

The cramping in the first trimester... it's horrible, isn't it? Just try to remember - cramps are okay (just everything stretching to make room for bubs), some spotting is okay...
Cramping and spotting together is when you need to head straight to the docs.

Seaside Shells - Enjoy your EB break. And all the best for the remainder of youre pregnancy xx

Periods - I didn't stop looking for mine until well over 20 weeks. Then I kept checking for other things anyways. I pretty much check everytime I wipe - I'm a freak. I admit it!

Meg - Big congrats on your lil' blue bundle!

Cacti -  bbighug.gif

AFM - Found out last week that I have to deliver bubs in the big smoke (umm... thanks for letting me know that at this stage of the pregnancy?!). Did a day trip last week, and DH and I are planning to head down on Thursday morning (have a doctors appointment down there on Thursday). Then we'll play it by ear as to what our next move is (I would love to just be induced... it'd fix everything!). But if not, we'll head home, organise a few things, then probably head back on the weekend again to just wait it out. I have a very late growth scan tomorrow morning to see how big bubs is. Can't wait to see our lil' bubba again!
Not a great deal other than that. I'm uncomfortable, having trouble sleeping, and starting to slowly swell to the size of the Goodyear Blimp (fingers, ankles, feet, legs... i'm so sexy at the moment wink.gif)
Love that the end is near! (Have had a perfect pregnancy, so shouldn't complain too much).

#22 Cams

Posted 07 August 2012 - 08:22 AM

Mia - a big congrats on your BFP and welcome to the group. Hope your stay is smooth and uneventful. Yay for getting to see heartbeat at an early scan. Hope the next few weeks fly by for you.

Seaside - take care of yourself and hope to see you back once you feel ready original.gif

Fairey - how frustrating that they've now told you that you have to have bub in the big smoke. I'm in the same position now but at least I was only 30 weeks when that decision was made. Heading back to the hospital on Thursday with hubby so we might suss out a few places so that we know where to go on the day. How far away is the hospital from your place? I completely understand about thinking about being induced as it sure would make it easier without the stress of the drive down.

#23 Fingers Crossed!!

Posted 07 August 2012 - 08:28 AM

Welcome Mia and awesome news that your first IVF cycle worked and the scan went well xx I too also just had success from my first IVF cycle so its nice to have someone else in here who went down the AC route xx

Nausea has come on a little bit over the weekend and cramps still on and off but getting used to it now and not freaking out as much!


#24 Scout26

Posted 07 August 2012 - 09:07 AM

ddance.gif ddance.gif ddance.gif WOOOHOOOOOO MIA ddance.gif ddance.gif ddance.gif  So excited for you, I PM'd you last night when I saw your post in the Endurance Team.  Well done girl!

Good luck Fairey, so close, hope everything goes well for you xx

Hi all x

#25 AnnaBee87

Posted 07 August 2012 - 06:04 PM

geishagirl - in response to your question in the previous thread (sorry am a bit behind!) I am going to the Logan Hospital through the midwifery program. Must have been someone else you were talking to original.gif

Fingers Crossed OMG CONGRATS GORGEOUS!!! Welcome to the group original.gif original.gif So happy to see you here!

Mia ALSO CONGRATS!!!! Welcome to the group, glad you finally got here original.gif I was in the endurance group too but thankfully not for too long in the end, only a couple of months original.gif I am very pleased to see you here original.gif

AFM - Feeling so front heavy atm! Finding it harder to bed over and do simple things like picking something off the floor or doing up my shoes! Got me some comfy as maternity jeans though! So nice. Am still waiting to feel bubba move... I have been told this is the week it usually starts but I have still felt nothing sad.gif I know it is moving in there because the last scan showed it wriggling and thrashing like nothing on earth lol!

I have my morphology scan coming up in a week or so, so hopefully will find out more then.

I am in Cairns for work this week, the company flew me here on Monday and I fly home Friday. I am so exhausted though! Flying whilst preggers is yuk! Even this early! I felt so sick for the first hour or so!!

Hope you are all doing so well original.gif

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