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#1 ~A2~

Posted 29 June 2013 - 09:10 PM

Hi all

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#2 Milano

Posted 30 June 2013 - 05:43 PM


Only 2 sleeps until my scan, cannot wait.

Heartburn has been really bad the last few days. Not good.

Hope everyone else is well.

Milano x

#3 *Andi*

Posted 01 July 2013 - 03:42 PM

Hi ladies,

Sorry I've been slack, I am another who reads along on my phone, but I don't like posting from it!

Milano good luck for your scan tomorrow! I hope you’re managing that heartburn too.

  Congrats on the little boy and great news on the movements April!

  gc_melody congrats on a great scan and on having a little girl in there! That GD test doesn’t sound like fun! Mine was 2 hours and no special diet beforehand, just fasting that morning. Have you had it yet?

   Slappy how’s your blood pressure going? The endocrinologist thought mine was slightly high, but it has been okay since then. My OB told me that because it was before 20w it isn’t pre-eclampsia related (still hard not to worry though!)

   clrw great news on the scan and coming off the maxolon!

Bree getting closer to your scan, I hope it all goes perfectly!  

  AFM I had my morphology scan a week and a half ago and all went perfectly biggrin.gif
The measurements were all good, which was nice to see as we’ll have to keep an eye on growth later on, GD babies can be big or growth-restricted.
Bubs was very cooperative, all was done in about half an hour and the Dr doing the scan was very happy with everything (and she trained and lived with my FS, small world!)

So after going in to get a script for insulin and a lesson on how to use it (oh is that how you inject yourself in the stomach?!) I have managed to avoid being put on it so far.

However my OB doesn't agree with the course of action the endo is taking (OB still wants me to increase my metformin dose) so he said I have to call him after my endo appointment on Wednesday if he hasn't put me on insulin. I feel like I'm being pulled in different directions by them, but I guess I have to go with what the diabetes specialist says and if the OB doesn't like it he can take it up with him!

In more exciting news we went to Baby Bunting after the scan and bought a cot, chest of drawers/change table, bassinet and pram!
Boori for the nursery furniture and Baby Jogger City Versa for the pram – I love it, so I hope it turns out to be a good choice!
Also I definitely have a bump going on now, it has grown noticeably in the past few weeks and feels like it's firming up.
I can also see the movements from the outside now, which is pretty exciting biggrin.gif

Take care everyone

Edited by *Andi*, 01 July 2013 - 03:43 PM.

#4 slappy68

Posted 02 July 2013 - 09:34 AM

Hi everyone,

So happy to see that everyone is doing well.

Milano heartburn is terrible.  I went on mylanta tablets, but they are useless.  Doesnt matter what I eat, the minute I put something in my mouth it starts. Also, good luck on your scan.

Andi My blood pressure is under control he eventually put me on very mild tablets, and they seem to be working.

April & gc melody Congrats on your scans girls.

As for me, i had my 19 week scan yesterday, and at 12 weeks I was told 75% girl, and yesterday it was confirmed at 150% we asked three times its definitely a BOY lol (so hopefully he really did get it right)

I'm doing well, definitely popped out, not feeling too much movement but at least I know all is well.

Talk soon xx

#5 Milano

Posted 02 July 2013 - 11:35 AM

OMG - slappy, I can't believe your post. I just got back from my 20 week scan. At 12 weeks we were also told girl (80%) and have just been given the shock of our lives, we are having a BOY! We are sooooooo excited!!!!!!

But more importantly, everything is looking perfect. And the reason why I haven't felt much movement is because of the position of my placenta - it's sitting at the front. Makes sense now.

Feeling so much better now that I know everything is OK.

DH and I are in shock at the news about a boy. He has always wanted a son and so have I. So so happy.

Andi - how confusing about the different opinions. But yes, I guess you have to go with the specialist. Very exciting about your purchases. I feel that I can start shopping now. Can't wait!

Hope everyone is well.

Milano x

#6 April2608

Posted 02 July 2013 - 05:49 PM

Malino wow amazing that all this time you expected a girl now having a boy, congratulations I'm glad your happy about the change. biggrin.gif

Slappy, I have been meaning to respond to your heartburn issue for ages but keep forgetting the name of the medication I was going to tell you about so didn't respond. I got the package off my fridge before sitting down today so I can respond. unsure.gif
I have heartburn/reflux issue and always have, so have been on Nexium for a few years now, when I got pg my OB nurse mention Nexium was not good in early stages of pg so suggested I take Ranitidine, I got my doc to prescribe this to me and used it for a week but it was just no good for me and I went back onto Nexium as it works. When I finally went to see my OB she did say that Nexium is not the best option but if there is nothing else that works it ok, the reason they don't recommend it is simply that it's never been tested on pg woman simply because they cant test any drugs on pg woman, the way they work out if medication is ok when pg is simply because sometime there is no option and from seeing that it did no harm they then determine it ok. Neximum is maybe not be at that stage yet, but no actually issues have been found.
Just a suggestion it may be worth chatting to your OB or doc and see if they can prescribe either of these for you, as I know how painful it can be to have heartburn issue.
As a temp measure I also have some Yoghurt when I have heartburn and that seams to help as well.


#7 Magenta_

Posted 02 July 2013 - 06:09 PM

Just popping in to congratulate Milano! So so happy everything is going so well for you- you deserve this happiness!
I had an anterior placenta too & worried about not feeling much movement early but just kept reminding myself "trust Lucky". And now Lucky is my little Olivia,  happily having a feed as I type!
Congratulations & enjoy, look forward to all your updates!
Magenta xx

#8 clrw

Posted 05 July 2013 - 08:49 PM

Hi all,

Hope you are well. I'm home on a Friday night doing fun things like paying off the credit card....LOL.

Lots of good news scan on here. What a shock to get the sex changed up at the 20 week scan though??!! (glad you seem stoked  biggrin.gif ).

Better than at delivery though I suppose. I guess that is part of the reason I'm comfortable with a surprise. It must be really hard for parents when the sex ends up different at birth than at the 12 or 19 week scan. Must be hard to wrap your head around on top of crazy hormones.

Sounds like we all have aches, pains and ailments of some description. I've been a bit miserable. From MS to 19 weeks then headaches, then pelvic instability. I haven't really been enjoying myself nor been able to put a positive spin on it.

My physio said something that resonated this week which has helped me to feel better about it. She said that some women get really strong hormones surges around 20 weeks bringing on pelvic instability that can settle down. I thought that strong hormones caused the MS...probably the headaches... And the pelvic instability too. Strong hormones = healthy baby & pregnancy. Gave me some comfort (in an otherwise uncomfortable time)

Edited by clrw, 05 July 2013 - 08:51 PM.

#9 bree18

Posted 06 July 2013 - 01:59 PM

Congratulations on great scans ladies!
Mine is on Thursday, I was told 70% girl too at my 12 week scan so it will be interesting to see what they tell me on Thursday. To be honest I didn't really put much faith in a 70% guess.

Clrw- sorry to hear you are having such a hard time with pregnancy 'side effects'. I had pelvic instability during my last pregnancy and again this time. So far it isn't as bad this time, I think because I've taken the physios advice on what to avoid etc It was really bad at about 8 weeks due to my progesterone I think bit has eased off and is just starting to ramp up again. I'm planning to order done SRC pregnancy shorts during the next week. Last pregnancy I did my as they are expensive but knowing the pain I went through I think its width it. In going to get the post birth ones too I think as my pelvic instability lasted a couple if months after birth.

Gc_melody- have you thought more about prams? Bsby bunting has the Baby Jogger Mini GT double for $749 ($200 off). This is what I really want, just not sure I can justify the price when I'm not sure how much use I'll get out if it. Its only on special until Tuesday.

Hi to everyone else. Better go DD has woken up from her nap crying

Edited by bree18, 06 July 2013 - 02:01 PM.

#10 Milano

Posted 08 July 2013 - 05:03 PM

Hi all,

Hope you are all well. Apart from the heartburn at night I have been feeling great!

I was asked by a lady at Medicare today if I had long to go?! Is it just me or does that mean she thinks I look further along than I am? I mean, I have obviously popped but now I'm paranoid that I look bigger than most at this stage. Oh well, nothing I can do. I like my bump. Has anyone else had any strangers comment?

Bree, hope your scan goes well on Thursday. Let us know.

Milano x

#11 clrw

Posted 08 July 2013 - 07:05 PM

Thanks Bree. I have been wearing spanks and am feeling much less achy and sore.

Just ignore it Milano. Yesterday I was told twice how little my bump was then someone thought I was due any day. People have no idea  rolleyes.gif

#12 gc_melody

Posted 09 July 2013 - 08:29 PM

Hi Everyone,

Wow, has it really been that long I've been caught up??? A new thread, lots of movement being felt, scans coming in and so much news to read wink.gif Sorry to be impersonal but congratulations to everyone who has had great scans, found out the gender and for the tips on pram buying. I wish I'd seen some of these suggestions earlier. Doh ! Milano - try not to stress about the comments. I'm getting a fair few 'are you sure it's only one in there' or 'you must be close, when are you due?'. Then again, I had 2 people tell me in the past week how compact and little I am. Go figure.

I've been busier than usual lately. Family visiting, my sons 2nd birthday to cater for and host (never again will I be having a toddler party. Early childhood educators earn their wages several times over!!!), working and trying to get Uni assignments started along with keeping up with lectures and readings. If I wasn't feeling tired before, I sure am now rolleyes.gif

AFM - All ok here. Braxton Hicks have been daily along with baby movements. The BHs have been freaking me out a bit after having had a premmie but there's been no fluid (thank you Universe). From what I've read and heard, it's common to feel them this early second time around. I spoke with a Paeds (who used to be a OBGyn) and he was very reassuring so I've chilled out about them. I finally took the plunge and bought a pram on layby. It felt more do-able on layby cost wise. I settled on the Baby Jogger GT double after trying it out in store. It felt good. It handles really well and collapses so easily and flat. It's a bit wider than the single P&T I'm used to but hey, there's going to be 2 kids in it soon and it fits through standard doorways and takes two kids up to a combined weight of 45kg so it's pretty stable and sturdy. I looked for a second hand one but they seem to be in hot demand and all I could see were wanted ads, so I figure I can re-sell mine in a year or two once I don't need a double anymore. I should be able to sell it for at least half of what I paid for it. If anyone is looking, Pram Warehouse have a sale on atm so it might be worth looking into if this is the kind of pram you want. The store I went to matched their online price so I don't feel I missed out on a better online deal.

Sorry for the long post. I hope I haven't sent you to zzz-land.
I hope everyone is feeling well and comfortable.  Enjoy the rest of your week.

#13 bree18

Posted 10 July 2013 - 08:26 AM

Wow GC you have been busy. I remember what it was like working and doing uni when I had a toddler 10+ years ago but being pregnant too- I take my hat off to you!
Yep braxton hicks started early for me with my second pregnancy. DD2 came just over 38 weeks. I've had some this pregnancy but not as noticeable as the last.
Guess what, I decided to buy the city mini gt double too- out it in layby yesterday. I tried all of the strider type prams with the day underneath and the GT felt so much easier and lighter to steer.

Hi to everyone else.hope you're having a good week. Just a quick one today as I've been lazy this morning and now have to rush to get ready to go out.

#14 bree18

Posted 11 July 2013 - 05:19 PM

Scan update: baby looking very healthy, measuring 4 days ahead so looks like I'll be having another large baby. And we found out the sex..... We were told 70% girl at 12 week scan and today at 20 week scan baby is definitely a BOY !!!! I can't believe I'm the third person in our group told probably girl and its turned out to be a boy. I was happy either way but I think my DH is really happy as he really wanted a boy.

#15 gc_melody

Posted 13 July 2013 - 06:26 AM

Hi Bree and Everyone,

Congratulations Bree - a BOY ! biggrin.gif Reading through the posts, I can't believe so many of us have been told one gender at a scan and then the other gender the next. I had a routine scan Wed and asked them to double check. Yep, she's still a girl. You can keep your hat on, I think I'm a bit mad trying to balance it all.... it was a silly idea finishing Uni while pregnant, working and caring for a small child. I focus on tasks day by day as it can feel overwhelming at times. The BJ GT is a great pram isn't it? It's expensive  and made me wince but I think it's worth it for the ease of use and the re-sale value afterwards. Thanks for sharing your BH experience, it makes me feel much better knowing how common it is.

AFM - I had a routine scan mid week and all is well. Baby is sitting on the 50th percentile and that's reassuring. I got my results back from GDT and BTs. How yucky is that 2hr test?! There's no diabetes but I have pregnancy induced anaemia and low BP. It goes some way in explaining the recent dizzy spells, nausea, headaches and tiredness I've been having. It's good to know and now it can be monitored and the low iron treated. This weekend we're getting away from the rat race and hoping to spot some whales in migration. The major plan is some family R&R and I'm going to enjoy whole four days of it. Am I excited? You betcha original.gif

Enjoy your weekend everyone. I hope it is restful and peaceful for you.

#16 Tranter

Posted 14 July 2013 - 08:36 PM

Hi Ladies,

Room for one more in here? original.gif

#17 April2608

Posted 15 July 2013 - 08:38 AM

Sure is welcome Tranter.
Whn are you due, and do you know what sex your having?


#18 Tranter

Posted 15 July 2013 - 12:52 PM

QUOTE (April2608 @ 15/07/2013, 09:38 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Sure is welcome Tranter.
Whn are you due, and do you know what sex your having?


Hi April,

Thanks for the welcome biggrin.gif

I'm due 15th of November and we are not finding out about the sex until the "big" day.  Baby healthy and all going well.  

It's our first so eagerly reading about everyone's experiences and just trying to soak up as much as I can.  So much to learn and bubs isn't even here!


#19 Milano

Posted 15 July 2013 - 01:31 PM

Welcome Tranter - we are due a day apart. It's our first too. All very exciting and great to have others on here to chat to. Do you mind if I ask how many IVF cycles you did?

gc_melody - how was your weekend away? Hope it was relaxing. Glad you got some answers from your results and hope you start to feel a bit better soon.

bree - OMG, another wrong gender guess at 12 weeks. Wow, maybe shouldn't be saying anything that early! Congrats on having a little boy. I bet your DH is stoked at having a son. I know mine is.

Clrw, Andi, Slappy, April - hi and hope you are all well.

AFM, I'm still feeling really good apart from the occasional heartburn at night. Last night it was pretty bad. I've just been drinking milk and having Rennie tablets but I think I might have to give in to the Zantac tablets soon. My OB said it was fine to take but I've been trying to avoid it.

I'm hoping to start some shopping in the next few weeks. I know that I want to get a Bugaboo but as for everything else, I have no idea. At least it will be fun shopping around for a cot etc.

Milano x

Edited by Milano, 15 July 2013 - 01:32 PM.

#20 Tranter

Posted 16 July 2013 - 01:26 PM

QUOTE (Milano @ 15/07/2013, 01:31 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Welcome Tranter - we are due a day apart. It's our first too. All very exciting and great to have others on here to chat to. Do you mind if I ask how many IVF cycles you did?

Hi Milano,
Congratulations on your success! You and hubby must be very excited  
We were extremely lucky in that we had great success with our first cycle.  The embryo implanted was ICSI, with one more ICSI and two natural day 5 embroyos in the freezer.

Our infertility was idiopathic (spelling?) and after TTC for 2 years using everything from a naturopath to acupuncture then clomid my stubborness got the better of me and we had our first cycle in February this year.  I must admit I admire those that go back time and again.  I was so sick during the cycle that this was going to be my one and only.

Congratulations to everyone on your successful cycles.  I'm looking forward to hearing more of everyone's journeys.

Edited by Tranter, 16 July 2013 - 01:27 PM.

#21 gc_melody

Posted 19 July 2013 - 07:57 PM

Hi Ladies biggrin.gif

Welcome Tranter ! It's great to see another person here, congratulations on your successful cycle and pregnancy. I'm looking forward to chatting with you over the coming months.

Milano - our weekend away was great thanks. No whales sighted but that's ok. The island was a lovely place for some R&R.

clrw - I've just read through the posts and see you have pelvic instability. Me too sad.gif It really came on last Sunday and it sucks big time ! I spent Tues in hospital and now I'm wearing a dead sexy (not !) pregnancy girdle & taping to keep my pelvis together and I'm needing a cane to walk...ahem.... shuffle around. I'm struggling quite a bit with it. Can't work, can't look after myself or my toddler and really looking for a positive to it. I'm glad to hear your physio said something positive about why this happens and I'll be trying to take that view too. I've had two physio sessions so far and another one tomorrow which I'm hoping will ease some of the pain and give me a bit more stability. Have you found anything that helps ? I'm open to any suggestions. The only bright spot I can find is that the two physio's I've seen have been wonderful women who have been super kind and seem to have a bit of experience treating this and seem on the ball with it. Here's hoping we both find some relief soon.

How is everyone else doing? I hope all is going smoothly for you.

#22 gc_melody

Posted 19 July 2013 - 09:54 PM

Mods - I'm not sure if posting links is ok on EB. If not, can you please let me know so I can adjust my post so the info is still accessible? Thanks.

clrw - I came across this while Googling ideas for self help. I haven't had a good look around on it as yet but so far it has some great ideas on it re: entertaining kids and birth planning. Hope you feel ok.


#23 clrw

Posted 22 July 2013 - 12:00 PM

Hi all,

GC - sounds like you have a more severe case to me. So far I am;

Wearing spanks and I really notice the difference in comfort levels when I don't
Sleep with a pillow between my legs
Keep my legs together when rolling/getting in and out if bed/ the car
Got a fit ball the sit on at home
Put a footrest under my desk at work
Walk slower and avoid stairs when possible
Stand less/sit more
Pick my son up less
Keeping up with my physio Pilates and aqua aerobics

I'm feeling more upbeat overall. Some days it just hurts to get up and down. Some days I have a dull ache. I'm also trying to organize a cleaner once a fortnight so I dont have to do the showers and the heavy floor cleaning.

Well our little family holiday/babymoon to Melbourne ended up as just me! DS got gastro from daycare so he and DP couldn't come!! It was such a shame as I had a family reunion and everyone was dying to meet them. My friend who I stayed with has two little girls who were all excited about playing with him.

Anyway I decided 10 mins into the flight to accept it and enjoy the serenity. It was nice to potter at the shops and sit in a cafe sipping coffee in peace!!

#24 gc_melody

Posted 22 July 2013 - 04:09 PM

Hi clrw,

I'm glad to hear you enjoyed your trip to Melbourne. It's a shame that your son and partner couldn't go with you. I hope your son is feeling better now.

Thanks for the tips. I'm doing all of your suggestions except the spanx, I'm wearing recovery shorts which act like a girdle. The physio suggested them and I have to say they definitely help with the hip pain. Not so much the sacro-iliac joint & sciatica but it's a start. I'm shuffling a little easier so the physio is helping a lot too. I'm hoping I can go back to work in a week or two. I wasn't planning on being off work at 25 weeks mellow.gif I see the OB again on Wednesday and I feel much less miserable than earlier now I can see small gains. Onwards and upwards !

#25 bree18

Posted 22 July 2013 - 06:46 PM

GC- your PGP sounds like it got bad very quickly. It sounds horrible if you ended up in hospital. Mine has gotten a lot worse too although not as bad as you. I have the SRC pregnancy shorts- I'm guessing that's what you are wearing too? I find them supportive but I haven't noticed a big difference in my SI joint pain either. Possibly a bit of relief from the Pain in my left buttock which seems to get worse when I'm not wearing the shorts. I think they keep my hips/pelvis a bit more stable. I was stupid and went to the supermarket with DD and had her in the trolley. I only brought a few things but by the time I got to the car I was in a lot of pain. Its do frustrating as it effects your day to day living. I hope you get some relief and can get back to work.

Clrw- glad you enjoyed your weekend. I hope your son is feeling better and that you and your DP don't get it.

Hi to everyone else!

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