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#26 clrw

Posted 22 July 2013 - 07:46 PM

Thanks guys. Both myself and DP avoided getting sick

It took down 15 people at daycare though. One of the carers ended up in hospital for two days!! Apparently the child who brought it in had thrown up at home and the parents brought it in anyway.... Such bad bad form.

C'mon royal baby! Whoop whoop!!

#27 Tranter

Posted 24 July 2013 - 11:55 AM

Hi Ladies,

Hope you're all well hheart.gif

Slowly working out how to navigate EB and finally subscribed to this topic so now I can find it easily and get updates! biggrin.gif  Bit useless with the technology unsure.gif

Bummer to hear about the pelvic instability.  I've slept with a pillow between my knees and along my belly for a while now and haven't had any back / pelvic pain yet.  Had a physio session on the weekend and would recommend it to strengthen those areas.

I have however been diagnosed with a low lying placenta and instructed to have complete pelvic rest and no exercise.  OB and the sonographer have already said it won't move in time and to be prepared for a caesar along with bleeding, bed rest, hospital stays, premature birth and the list went on cry1.gif

Apparently there is a link to IVF and placenta previa.  Was anyone told this during their cycles?  We were told of a higher risk of ectopic pregnancies and over stim but weren't prepared for this.

DH is now totally freaked out and feels that we made the wrong choice in pursuing IVF. sad.gif

#28 clrw

Posted 24 July 2013 - 04:48 PM

Hi Tranter,

I'm sorry to hear about your low lying placenta. I've just had a read up about it and it does sounds like you will need to keep a close eye on it from here on in.

I've never heard of a link with IVF before. I know a couple of people who have had it that didnt use any AC/IVF so this could have happened in any circumstance. Dont blame yourself. You did what you needed to do to get pregnant.

Its 2013 and you live in Australia = you will no doubt have access to the very best medical care. You will get your gorgeous baby at the end.

There are only just over 3 months to go. You will be a mum for the rest of your life.

Take care.

#29 Milano

Posted 25 July 2013 - 09:59 AM

Tranter - sorry to hear about your low lying placenta. I hadn't heard of any links with IVF either?! I'm sure you're in good hands though and will get extra special care.

Sounds like a few are suffering from pelvic pain. So far, I've not experienced that (touch wood). I bought one of those long total body pregnancy pillows and it's been great!

I'm pleased that the Royal Baby hasn't taken any of of chosen names.  original.gif

#30 Tranter

Posted 25 July 2013 - 05:34 PM

Thanks for the reassurance clrw and Milano.   Your kind words are much appreciated.  Actually clrw you made me cry.  In a good way!  I think what we are finding tough now is that we are wishing the rest of the pregnancy away.  Wishing that the baby was here rather than enjoying the journey together.  As we didn't find out the sex, DH is now finding it hard to relate to the bub in a positive way.  We have another scan at 32 weeks to confirm if it's a complete placenta previa or just partial.  Do you think we should find out the sex then?  I've heard it helps the partners to bond with baby better.  

Milano I also swear by the pillow.  So far so good with no pelvic or back pain.

Royal baby didn't steal our name ideas either original.gif

Edited by Tranter, 25 July 2013 - 05:36 PM.

#31 April2608

Posted 25 July 2013 - 08:54 PM

Yes I think we were all holding our breath as to what the prince would be call, but my chosen name is quite modern, so i was feeling safe.

No pain here either, but I have so much trouble staying a sleep at night.
I find I wake up about 4am and don't get back to sleep until 6am ish.

I'm told that is your bodies way of getting use to midnight feeds, well my little boy seams to want 4am feeds :-)

There are always reasons for finding out the sex and reasons why not to, I'm really glad we found out, we are painting the room blue, and buying specific things for a boy.
But in general I just love talking about him or my son or similar, rather hen "it" or bub.

#32 Milano

Posted 26 July 2013 - 09:13 PM

QUOTE (April2608 @ 25/07/2013, 08:54 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I find I wake up about 4am and don't get back to sleep until 6am ish.

April, how funny, I am exactly the same. I've been wide awake and watching tv from 4am till 6am for the past week. How strange!

#33 Tranter

Posted 30 July 2013 - 11:07 AM

Thanks April, I'm also starting to think it would be nice to call the bub he or she in light of the extra stress.  Milano, I'm also one waking at 4am and not drifting off until 6ish!  Very strange!  Hope everyone is doing well.

#34 Milano

Posted 01 August 2013 - 12:40 PM

Hi ladies,

Been a bit quiet in here of late. Hope everyone is sailing along nicely.

I had my OB check up today and bubs is measuring to date and all is looking on track. I was worried about him being a big baby - my DH is 6 ft 2 but so far so good.

I have been waking with achy legs the past few nights and my OB suggested I take calcium tablets. Has anyone tried these? Guess it won't hurt.

I'm 25 weeks this Saturday and so I'm due for my glucose tests in a few weeks. He said between 26-28 weeks. I hope that goes ok.

Tranter, I always thought I'd like a surprise with the gender but my DH was super keen to know so I gave in. We asked at the 12 week scan and were told 80% chance it was a girl. Then at our 20 weeks scan we found we are having a boy. I like knowing that I am having a son. I think it has helped both of us bond better and it's nice to refer to him as 'him'. It's also nice to shop with a gender in mind. I was finding it really hard to find non-gender specific items. Each to their own though. Maybe talk through with your DH and decide.

Milano x

#35 gc_melody

Posted 02 August 2013 - 10:46 AM

Hi Everyone, I'll post a proper reply later on.  I hope everyone is well. Tranter, I'm sorry to hear about the placenta preva. I hope everyone is doing ok. I'm still trying to work out how to use the new site format. ATM I can't seem to use the return key to separate the paragraphs. It's a bit annoying format wise. AFM, I'm still dealing with the pelvic instability. Lots of physio and rest and it seems to be slowly (ever so slowly) improving. I'm hoping that I can go back to work in a couple of weeks. I'll go through everyone's news when I have more time to fiddle around with the new site. It's taken me ages to work out how to find this thread again and I'm not exactly a techno savvy person so I'm not the best at dealing quickly with IT changes. Have to head off to physio appointment but I'll pop back in with a proper post later on. Enjoy your day ! :smile:

#36 clrw

Posted 02 August 2013 - 03:39 PM

Wow GC. I cant believe how bad SPD can be for some people. How long have you had off work?

I'll stop complaining now (Maybe not  ). Mine has been playing up a bit more but going to see Pink with Dance Floor tickets doesn't help!! I was being stuborn - I've felt like such a cripple I just wanted to have fun! More than anything the next day I just left under the weather. The pelvis did flare up by the following evening though ouchie! Going to see her again Saturday night but seats this time!!

I booked my hospital bed this week. Things are feeling REAL! Isnt it funny.. I'm getting bunny kicks - kind of real. I book my hospital bed and boom everything feels like it is going very fast. Maybe its because I remember booking the room with DP - I had the same lady in the same office. It felt a bit surreal.

Bunny is probably an understatement - anyone else feel like a kangaroo moved in recently??

We have our hypnobirthing refresher Sunday week as well. Super excited about that!

#37 April2608

Posted 02 August 2013 - 06:59 PM

yes feeling the kicks are so cool, I can feel he is getting stronger. It's so cool when DH gets to feel the kicks, gets him involved as well.

The ladt couple of weekend have been decorating the nursery.

how cool going to Pink, I would love to see her live.


#38 gc_melody

Posted 03 August 2013 - 05:40 AM

Hi again,

I changed browsers from Explorer to Firefox and yay !!!! I can write paragraphs again. It's the small things isn't it?

clrw, yeah pelvic pain is a pain in more ways than one. I don't seem to have SPD (touch wood) but the pain is centred around the SI joints and pressing on my sciatica nerve. So I have a numb leg and lots of aching and stiffness. The recovery shorts and Feldenkrais physio are helping a lot. Ditto with using a can and resting as much as possible. I've been off work for a couple of weeks now so all going well, I'll be back to work in a fortnight. The Pink concert sounds great ! I've heard her shows are amazing. I've also booked into the hospital and I agree, it's all going too quickly now. While my due date is early Nov, we're trying to be prepared for an Oct baby once the cercalge comes out at 37 weeks. Hopefully we'll make it Nov but I'll be happy with a term baby whenever they come.

milano, how are you? How are the leg cramps going? I get them too and had them last time. I've been using a multivitamin and some NatSulph tablets I got from a naturopath to up my magnesium. They work really quickly and I try to keep well hydrated and stretch where I can. It helps but doesn't stop them totally. I've heard calcium tablets can work too. Maybe you can pop into a chemist where they have a Naturopath and you could get their opinion? I hope you find something that helps.

tranter, I have heard that there was some suggestion that AC/IVF correlated in a small way with placenta previa but I think it was more to do with implantation. I can't recall exactly where I heard it (or read it, maybe in the fine print of the IVF stim cycle contract we signed). I also remember reading that age can play a factor too but overall, my thoughts are it's luck of the draw (or not). I hope you're resting up. I'm really sorry to hear you and your DH are having a hard time with it. Try to stay positive and soon you'll have a beautiful babe in your arms.

April, how are you? The movements are cool aren't they. My placenta is at the back this time so I'm seeing and feeling the tumbles and movements so much more clearly. How is hte nursery decorating coming along? I'm way behind on that one. DS will have to share a room eventually as we live in a 2br place. Thankfully we chose white walls so we jazz it up with accessories which will suit both genders until we can move into somewhere bigger.

Slappy, how are you? I hope everything is going well for you.

Sorry if I've missed someone. I can only see the second page of this thread.

I'm another one who is waking multiple times of a night. Sometimes it's because of the pelvic pain, sometimes it's a night time visit to the bathroom and others it's plain old insomnia. Usually around 2am but today it's been 4am. Oh well, we better get used to it. We'll be seeing more sunrises and moons soon enough !

Enjoy your weekend everyone ! :smile:

#39 gc_melody

Posted 03 August 2013 - 05:41 AM

*edit* using a cane not a can. Doh !

#40 slappy68

Posted 14 August 2013 - 11:09 AM

Good morning to all the lovely ladies,
Its been a while since I posted, so sorry girls, all is well, but I work for an accountant, so Its the most busiest time of the year.

I can see that we are all travelling smoothly.
I have been booked in the c section on 13/11.  Still get bad heartburn, but Zantac is working Milano.

We have started to decorate the nursery.

It would be nice to maybe try to catch up with all the melbourne mums, what do you think girls?

Anyway i better go, because the phones are going mad here, and I'll be back soon xxxx

#41 Tranter

Posted 14 August 2013 - 11:27 AM

Hi Ladies!

Yes it has been a little quiet in here.  I've changed over to using Firefox now.  Thanks gc_melody for the tip!  How have you gone going back to work?  Or are you still resting?  You gave me a chuckle about using a "can"

Milano[/b], any luck with the calcium tablets? Anything is worth trying.  I've been using those TEDS stockings for aching legs and have found them to be very good.  My DH is also very tall at 6'3" which gave me some sleepless nights! [/size] :blush:

April, that's fantastic that your DH can feel the kicks.  Makes them feel more involved doesn't it?

clrw, Pink concert standing! Wow!  Impressed!  I've heard her concerts go for two hours.  How's the little kangaroo going?

Slappy, did you always know you were having a c section?  How exciting that your nursery decorating has started.  I like your idea on a catch up so we can share tips and advice in person. You've also just reminded me that I haven't even thought about doing my tax yet!

AFM, well I've had an interesting time since my last post.  I'm currently in hospital and have been here for two weeks.  Unfortunately I've had a bleed related to the placenta previa which I've now found out is a grade 4 and c section for me when the time comes.  I'll be here at least until 28 weeks after which they'll see if I can go home.  We've see-sawed a bit with the emotions but am feeling very positive that we will get to 28 weeks without another bleed.  Each week after that only increased the odds of our bubs surviving an early birth.  With everything going on we needed to know who this little person is that we are working so hard to keep safe so we found out we are having a little girl!  We both cried and it has helped us focus on her and keep positive.  Work have been great in letting me continue to do some tasks remotely and it has been a godsend to keep the boredom at bay.

Hello to anyone I've missed xx

Edited by Tranter, 14 August 2013 - 11:28 AM.

#42 FeralSis

Posted 14 August 2013 - 12:26 PM

Edit: posted in wrong thread sorry

Edited by SensibleSis, 14 August 2013 - 12:30 PM.

#43 Milano

Posted 14 August 2013 - 05:26 PM

Hi ladies,

Hope everyone is well.

gc_melody - how are you feeling? Still having pelvic pain you poor thing? My leg cramps haven't been too bad. I don't get them everynight so it's bearable.

April - yes how cool are the kicks! After waiting so long to feel them due to my placenta placement I am now feeling lots and lots everyday and I love it.

Slappy - wow, you have a set date already. Exciting!!! My heartburn has been a bit better actually. I only get it occassionally and I found the liquid Mylanta to help. I have probably just jinxed myself and I'll get it tonight - LOL!

Tranter - firstly, congrats on having a little girl! So glad you decided to find out. I agree it helps you bond. But, you poor, poor thing being in hospital with a bleed. I hope you are doing ok. Keep positive, I am sure you are in great hands. Rest up.

clrw - how did you go at the 2nd Pink concert? Hope it was fun and a bit easier on you being seated.

Andi and Bree - how are you guys going?

AFM, all going well. The nursery has been freshly painted by DH and we are just waiting on the furniture to be delivered so we can start setting everything up. I can't wait to start decorating.

I'm having my glucose test next week and checking iron levels etc so hopefully I get the all clear. Has anyone else had theirs yet?

I'm not sleeping great. I feel like I wake up every half hour, it's probably not that often but I'm definitely restless. Oh well, as gc_melody said, we'd better get used to it.

Milano x

#44 April2608

Posted 14 August 2013 - 06:37 PM

we are thinking of you Tranter, keep you and your little girl safe.
Milano, I go for my GD on Friday, fingers crossed we are all clear.
I mentioned before that i get reflux in general, I have been getting it a bit more at night recently, so I have been taking Mylanta before bed each night and that has been working.

AFM, I got my pram and car seat on the weekend (mentioned in pram thread)
and our Nursary is almost finished.
I ordered my invites for the baby shower today off vistaprint, and getting the plans for tht moving.


#45 clrw

Posted 15 August 2013 - 07:54 PM

Hi all,

Yes Pink was amazing. Both dance floor and seats! I'd go a third time if someone gave me a ticket!

So sorry to hear about your hospital stay Tranter! How are you now?

I've been a bit up and down with my pelvis. I had a rough patch and had to be taped up a couple of times by the physio. I've felt pretty good since then though.

Busy, busy, busy with work! Upside is only 8 weeks to go. Hope to still have my sanity intact by the end....

Hope everyone is well!

Edited by clrw, 15 August 2013 - 07:55 PM.

#46 April2608

Posted 18 August 2013 - 08:19 AM

Hi  I'm not felling great this weekend, I have come down with a head cold, and pretty bad cough.  I went for my GD on Friday, but they wouldn't do it as they sad being sick can change the results, hopefully I'm well enough on Monday to do it.  April (I have just up graded to Firefox mobile and now can't get paragraphs?? sorry)

#47 gc_melody

Posted 18 August 2013 - 09:41 AM

Morning Everyone,

April - I hope you feel better soon. It's not nice being sick let alone when this pregnant. I hope your GT results are ok when you do get to take the test. What pram did you decide on? Ours is still on layby and I'll get it out once baby comes as right now we're in the middle of 'spring cleaning' our place to make some room for new baby stuff. I'm glad to hear the Milanta helps with your reflux. It must be very uncomfortable for you at night.

clrw - The Pink concert sounds great ! I bet you had the best time. Sorry to hear your pelvic pain is giving you some curry. I can empathise with you. I found the taping helped a fair bit too. I hope it settles down for you soon.

milano - Your so organised finishing the nursery already ! Your going to have a great time decorating it, have fun ! I had my GTT test a while ago and it was fine but the bloods came back with low iron so we're watching it. Good luck with your test and results. I hope you're managing to get some decent sleep, even if it is interupted.

tranter - I'm so sorry to hear you've been in hospital and are having such a difficult time. How are you feeling? Are you out of hospital yet? I can only imagine how worried you and your DH are. Both of you are in my thoughts and I really hope everything is going ok for you and baby now.

slappy - Hi ! It was great to hear from you. End of financial year must be a nightmare for accountants and their staff. I hope it's settling down soon and you're getting a chance to take a breather. I hope your heartburn is easing up and the nursery is coming along nicely. How are you otherwise?

AFM - It's now been 5 weeks of rest and physio and using a cane. I'm planning on going back to work this week once I get the all clear from the OB. I only work PT atm but might have to reduce my daily hours or the number of days I can do. I'll have to wait and see how I cope with the working day and not lying down half way through. Hopefully it will all be well ! Physio, hydrotherapy, taping and recovery shorts have worked a treat and while I still have pain at least I can move around a little. I've had such a positive response to treatment given how much doom and gloom I was getting from every specialist I saw about the prognosis throughout the rest of the pregnancy. The leg cramps and waking every two hours at night is annoying but everything is time limited so that keeps me on an even keel emotionally.

I'm 29 weeks today and the cerclage comes out in 8 weeks ! Potentially baby could come any time from then. It doesn't seem that far away and these last weeks of pregnancy seem to be flying by. I'm enjoying feeling baby move and I'm committing to memory being pregnant, as this will be the last time. Even with all the hassles I've had this pregnancy, I am really enjoying growing a little being and knowing that I will be meeting her soon. Given what we've all gone through to get here, it feels like such a blessing doesn't it?

#48 Milano

Posted 20 August 2013 - 04:56 PM

Hi ladies,

gc_melody - glad your treatment has been working for you. As you say, not long to go and it will all be worth it in the end. Hope you are able to get some sleep over the next few weeks.

April - are you feeling better? Did you do you GD test yesterday? Hope it goes ok. I'm going to go for mine tomorrow.

Tranter - how are you? Are you out of hospital yet? Hope things are ok for you.

Hi to everyone else.

AFM, I have been stressing the past couple of days because of I have had reduced movement. I've been lying awake at night waiting to feel something and then worrying like crazy when I don't. So today I rang my OB and he told me to come in. He did a quick scan and everything is fine! Thank goodness. He thinks its because of my anterior placenta. The baby kicked me while he was doing the scan and I couldn't feel a thing. It's just weird though because last week I could feel it much more. Anyway, I'm so glad I got it checked out, for peace of mind.

The worrying never seems to end does it? This whole process hasn't been easy so I don't think I'll relax until I have my little boy in my arms.

Going for my GD test tomorrow morning so hopefully that goes well.

Hope you are all well.

Milano x

#49 April2608

Posted 20 August 2013 - 11:53 PM

Thanks for checking up on me.
I'm feeling better, what was a head cold has now turned into a cough.

I got my GD done yesterday and get my results tomorrow when I see my OB.

I understand about being worried if he does not move much, but you should be good tomorrow, my little boy didn't stop moving yesterday, all I can put it down to is the drink from the GD test.


#50 clrw

Posted 21 August 2013 - 02:45 PM

I'm glad the OB could ease your mind Milano. Every midwife appointment I have they say the same thing over and over again. If movements have reduced and you cant poke your baby into action come in and see us rather than worrying about it!

I had my GD test yesterday too. Mini Pip was kicking away as well... hate the no news is good news approach... I think if I haven't heard anything by tomorrow though all should be ok. I don't really have any of the risk factors and my fundal height has been spot on so far.

6.5 weeks of work. I can survive it.... :)

Edited by clrw, 21 August 2013 - 02:46 PM.

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