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Posted 06 March 2013 - 10:51 AM
Sorry ive been MIA, my DD was born 1/3/13 at 1.44am 7 pound 11 51.5cm long. Heres the link to my birth story.
Posted 08 March 2013 - 06:40 AM
Congrats clm!!! I love hearing about these bubbas arriving!
AFM, DD2 is already 3 months old and she's just delightful. Belle - I'm the same as you: still super clucky and would love to add a boy to our family.
Duck - all the best for your last few weeks
Posted 08 March 2013 - 11:26 AM
Congrats clm, what a great birth story and beautiful name.
Wow not long now Duck! I think you are next now clm has had her baby. If we don't get any new people coming in I'll be left all on my lonesome lol
AFM: after having 12 week scan which looked perfect my blood test results are not the same. We got a call from the OB on Tuesday afternoon well a voice message. Saying he has made an appointment for us on Wednesday morning to discuss my results as they are "not quite normal" so I wake hubby up (night shift)in tears saying there is something wrong with the baby. He slowly comes too and gets up 20 minutes later however by now I'm on dr google. I was trying to find out what they tested for besides downs.
Anyway we go in on Wednesday and my risk was 1:180 for downs syndrome so the OB is going through everything and has already made an appointment for us to visit a professor at Nepean hospital (Sydney) for amniocentesis. I'd already made the decision not to have this test due to the risk of miscarriage. However once the OB read through my history of pre term birth already he said it wouldn't be ideal. So we will discuss a blood test which is apparently 98% correct. Although the results may be skewed by my meds I'm on for the hyperthyroid or diabetes.
I was relieved the issue was for downs and not trisomy 13 or 18. I can deal with the chance of our baby having Down syndrome however I couldn't handle having to make the decision to terminate the pregnancy because the baby wouldn't survive.
So this is where we are at the moment. Kind of in limbo land once again.
Posted 08 March 2013 - 12:04 PM
Congrats clm1982, you did it! I can't open your link, but I'll cruise round the forums to see if I can have a read. That's a very cool birth date
miraclebaby, goodness me you would think after the all the trouble ttc'ing you would have an easier time during pregnancy Sorry to hear about the troubles. Your sonographer counds like he was a total knob Hope your morph scan is more positive. Best of luck with the further blood test, hope everything is ok
AFM, 26 days to go! I just forked out over $100 on a new belt... no sadly, not to be fashionable, but to strap my hips up! I'm wrapped up and strapped up like a mummy to keep my stupid ligaments from falling apart I'm really trying to relish the last few weeks as this will be my last pregnancy, but it's tricky while struggling through work, super fatigue and dodgy hips!
Hope you're all enjoying your new bubbas everyone if you're still reading
Posted 10 March 2013 - 01:13 PM
Thought I'd come and update you with whats been happening with me and a little bit about my birth.
Eddie is 3 weeks old today he is a big healthy boy, born at 4060grams at 2 weeks he was already up to 4820grams he feeds well every 2-3 hours at sleeps in his cot wrapped of course in between his feeds.
His big Sis has been a little off since her brother's arrival poor poppet it is obviously a big change for her she often throws food, screams out loudly and does not want to use the toilet. But hopefully soon she will come out this this stage.
My labour went very well, at 38 weeks my ob did a S&S and I was 2cm. he was certain I would go into labour that week. at 38.6 dinner time at my parents I felt off and went to toilet had the "show" and knew I'd be heading into hospital soon. We got home from my parents put DD to bed at about 930pm called hospital and advised them how I was feeling at this stage I was happy to stay at home my contractions were not regular I had a shower packed hospital bags and then I tried to rest.
It got to about 11pm and my contractions were all over the place 4 mins apart, then 8 mins apart then 3 minutes apart so I called the hospital and DH's mum she was coming to our place to look after DD once she arrived, We went into the hospital. Arrived just before midnight little did I know I was already 7cm and waters intact ready to pop.
I coped very well in the last hour before my waters went the midwives were fantastic I stood to give birth, the pressure was intense and as soon as my waters broke Eddie was born just a few minutes later 107am, 17/2/13 and I was one happy mummy. Eddie's Apgar 9 and 9 he was a screaming from the moment her entered our lives and still does lol. I had 3 nights in hospital I could of stayed 4 but went home a day early coz I was feeling so well.
Congratulations clm1982! On the safe arrival of you DD! what a lovely birth story, and like duck-o-lah said cool birth date.
Duck-o-lah you are next yay! not long now. I like you was trying to relish the few weeks knowing it was my last pregnancy but its so hard when your sore all over and just want your body back. goodluck!
miraclebaby11 your going through alot in this pregnancy you poor thing. I hope that your blood test comes back with happier results. take care
anyhow best be off take care look forward to hearing of our next arrival news.
Posted 16 March 2013 - 12:43 AM
If I haven't already said, congrats to nurse robin and clm82!! Just stalking for Duck, not long to go now. And Bex, how are you??
We are going awesome, little one is 3 months old now and virtually identical to big sister in height, weight and milestones. I told DH I know the day she will get her first tooth and crawl. I tell that little one she saved me from despair (not being able to get pg) and she just looks right through me and smiles, so maybe she knows. I have asked DP about #3 and although he is not that keen, he said he could probably be talked into it. TTC was so awful last time so we are just not preventing and see what happens. If not I have 2 beautiful girls.
Hope you are all well in your varying stages, I don't get in here much but do think of you all often.
Posted 18 March 2013 - 05:32 PM
Hi all, sorry it's been so long since I've been in here. I thought I'd have more time when I went on maternity leave but apparently not!!!
Firstly I want to say a huge congratulations to jess, Bellefin, clm1982 and nurserobin on the arrival of your bubbas. Hope I haven't missed anyone since I was on last?? And duck I see you haven't got long to go at all!! Very excited for you!
Well our little bundle of joy arrived on the 13th of December - cant believe she's already 3 months old!! We named her Quinn Louise, 9lb 1.5ozs, 52cm. She was 5 days overdue and like her brother, she came in a hurry! Well the majority of the labour was quick until it came time to push which is when we discovered she was posterior! Took a bit more time to push her out than Luka but I still managed a drug free water birth with no tearing etc so I was so happy! She's a great little feeder and night sleeper! Day sleeps have been better recently but she hates the car and the pram. I find the pram the hardest to deal with because I can't take her out for walks or down to the shops etc so I'm hoping she learns to like it very soon!!
Well I better go and help DH with tea! I'll try not to leave it as long and congrats again to all the new arrivals and to the new BFP's and good luck to the impeding arrivals!!
Posted 20 March 2013 - 07:46 PM
Thanks for the updates nurserobin, bellefin and andrea79 Sorry will come in and post properly very soon, just thought I'd jump in and let you know my last day of work is tomorrow Just about in time too, I've been having wicked contractions all day long, I don't think this little lady is going to stay in there much longer
Posted 20 March 2013 - 10:17 PM
Good luck and hopefully not too long a wait now then!! Watching for an update!
Posted 24 March 2013 - 11:50 AM
Had our appointment on Thursday about the amniocentesis and we declined to have the test done as the risk of miscarriage is roughly the same as our risk for downs. To me I would rather have a baby with downs then not have a baby at all. They did a more in depth ultrasound where the baby doesn't show any of the normal abnormalities that a Down's syndrome child usually shows. We also found out we're having another little boy. We will have another ultrasound at 20 weeks with the professor as well as our normal 18-20 week ultrasound.
Now the tricky part of thinking of a name. Nothing at the moment is standing out to
Posted 31 March 2013 - 07:12 AM
Sorry it's taken so long to get back in, I only have a week of maternity leave and it's been absolutely hectic.
nurserobin, wow, what a big healthy boy! Hope your DD has been adjusting to his arrival, poor kids it must be hard for them to understand. Sounds like you had a fantastic labour, that's really great news
Bellefin, we did always talk about our bubba's knowing when it would be the right time for us when we were TTC, I have no doubt your little girl knows on some level what a joy she is given your troubles TTC
andrea, good birth, good sleeper and good feeder! Ding ding ding sounds like you hit the jackpot That's fantastic news.
miracle baby, that's good news from the US, when is your 20 week? Fingers crossed for you. Congrats on having a boy! Any names on the table yet?
I have been in pre labour for what seems like ages! I've had the phone at the ready, but every time the contractions ramp up they fizzle out again I've accepted that nothing's going to come of it, so roll on Tuesday! I'm quite anxious and have been a big ball of irrational hormones, but hoping todays Easter bunny visit makes things alright
Posted 04 April 2013 - 07:29 PM
Matilda Constance arrived by CS 14:09 on 2/4/13 She is so beautiful.
The whole experience has been pretty good, certainly much easier than DS's arrival. She is such a good feeder, and very cute. DS is absolutely besotted and vice verca, she had a heel prick and I couldn't calm her, but he patted her head, saying 'aw, it's ok darling' and she stopped!
Hasn't been all good, the surgery has left me with a seized bowel, unpleasant and painful doesn't begin to describe it!
That's all for now, will update when I get home
Posted 04 April 2013 - 07:43 PM
Congratulations Duck, I love name and if this bub was a girl Matilda was on my list.
Hi to everyone else, hope you're all doing well.
AFM: Had OB appointment today where we discussed my thyroid levels being way out of control. He has found a surgeon at our hospital who will do the surgery while I'm pregnant otherwise my levels can affect bubs thyroid also. We will now wait until my next blood test in 3 weeks and see then. The surgeon has been put on standby.
We also discussed the single artery cord which can cause some issues with the heart so it will be monitored more closely. The OB is hoping I make it to 30 weeks so bub has some fat on him. I was hoping to get to full term this time as the stint in in scn last time was hard enough and I have no idea how I would do it with a toddler in toe. This would also mean we would have to be delivered and stay at Nepean (Penrith) so 3 hours away from home.
Posted 06 April 2013 - 11:10 AM
I don't belong here anymore but i still come in and check up on everyone it's amazing how everyone that was pregnant with me has now had their babies woohooo.
I just wanted to say miraclebaby11 i really feel for you it must be tough so i just wanted to come on here and give you a
Posted 06 April 2013 - 05:03 PM
huge congratulations to you Duck! Lovely name and I hope your DS is loving his little sister.
Looking for a new cute sig soon!
Posted 07 April 2013 - 08:18 AM
So glad that your little miss has joined your family and has such a proud big brother!!
Hope your recovery is going well!
Enjoy your new baby!
Posted 07 April 2013 - 01:16 PM
Congratulations Duck!! A beautiful little girl in your family now
The seized bowel doesn't sound very nice so I hope that gets better soon and you're enjoying your time at home and settling in ok.
Posted 28 April 2013 - 12:06 AM
Aww, congrats duck! Tilly looks adorable.
I don't get on be much of late. Holly is 7 months now and crawling and climbing and chatting and generally keeping me very busy ( and exhausted as she started waking in the night at 5.5 months and now wakes multiple times in the night) she's determined to walk soon.
I'm so clucky still though but in 2 minds that my head says we're done and the heart could go on for 2 more. Dh is not keen at all so I think my head will end up winning.
Posted 06 May 2013 - 11:31 AM
All these new babies must be keeping their mummies busy
Just an update for those who are still reading.
Had my thyroid out 2 weeks ago, it was the last resort as I couldn't tolerate any of the medication which is safe in pregnancy. The operation was a success and no complications arose. It did take longer than they expected as my thyroid was so large it went down to my clavicle so they also had to cut the muscles which control my swallowing to get it out. I spent 1 night in ICU just as a precaution and then was allowed home as I begged them and said I'd come in daily for bub to be scanned.
Bub is going strong and showed no effects from the anaesthetic. It did seem to make him a little hypo as he was going nuts with the kicking and tumbling. We're now 22 weeks, so a max 16 weeks to go. Ob was hoping to get me to 30 weeks before delivering however our perinatal specialist seems to feel now the thyroid is out we can go full term. This is such a relief as I don't know how I'd cope with another premmie let alone having a toddler to try and organise as well. We would also have to be located in Sydney while bub was in nicu as our local hospital only deals with babies born after 34 weeks. He is growing well and there hasn't been any mention of him being smaller than he should be.
Since having the operation, I haven't stopped eating. I think in the first 4 days after the op I ate more than the 2 months prior and it hasn't stopped. I feel like 110% compared to before also, so it is making life with an active toddler much easier. Hubby's work however are being complete tools about it because of hubby having to take time off to look after DS until I am able to lift him and drive.
Anywho, I hope everyone is going well with their new bundles of joy
Posted 12 May 2013 - 07:46 AM
Wow miraclebaby, sounds like a full on operation but I'm so glad that things are looking up for you! Must be sooo nice to have more energy to get through your pregnancy and I'm really happy to hear you can go full term, that's fantastic! What a shame your DH's work have to be difficult
All going well here, Till has nearly hit the 6 week mark. She is a much easier baby than DS was, so I'm pleasantly surprised
Hope you're all well!
Posted 16 May 2013 - 10:35 AM
Hi all,It has been months since I have posted, the last 5 months have just gone so fast!
Jackson was born 26.4.13 - 1 day after his due date. Labour was just as hard as the first haha, not as long this time and stage 2 was only 8 mins! He was 3.2kg and 49.5cm.
Going from 1 child to 2 is challenging! We are getting there, Ds1 is really good with him now, I think he is finding it hard having to share me..
Congrats to the new arrivals of babies (duck wahoo) and ladies who are expecting number 2
Miraclebaby, what a scary time for you having to have the operation while pregnant, wonderful to hear that you are recovering well and feeling good. Shame about DH work..
Take care everyone, thank you for your ongoing support ttc and during my pregnancy. May be I will see some of you in ttc # 3 in the future xx
Posted 27 May 2013 - 04:48 PM
Some of you should still remember me. Jack is 9 months already & I am back at work now and hey might even have time to jump on EB again :-)
I have been trying to keep up with at least reading every so often.
So glad to hear all the lovely news of babies that have been born.
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