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#51 amie484

Posted 28 May 2016 - 12:45 PM

Ugh these stories of dating scans and changing due dates frustrate and worry me. I'm an IVF pregnancy so we know the EXACT age of the embryo. We know when it fertilised and within a day when it implanted so I really hope they don't go messing with my due dates based on what it is 'measuring' at. Just seems silly that there can be weeks difference in due date just based on a CRL when all babies are born different sizes anyway. Just doesn't compute in my brain

#52 CountryGirl2

Posted 28 May 2016 - 01:05 PM

Amie484- I think you are probably going to have an accurate dating because you know exactly when the egg was fertilised. My date was out because it is only assumed that most people have a 28 day cycle and 14 day ovulation. The guy who did my scan said that I might ovulate a few days before my period, thus reflecting a later conception date. Given IVF is so precise and all dates meticulously charted, I would say that your probably have nothing to worry about.

Congratulations, Amie484. It is really exciting news about the pregnancy!!

#53 Darcy41

Posted 29 May 2016 - 11:31 PM

Country girl I'm not sure Amie and I will be so lucky with dates on our scans it annoys me too when reading about it but I've read it lots with ivf bubs too. My scan is tomorrow with my fertility specialist but I'm dreading the same as Amie... I would totally be like you know when you took my eggs you know when it fertilised, you know when you put it back in how can there possibly be ambiguity about how I'm measuring?
.... but more likely I'll go gushy seeing or hearing the heartbeat and all questions will leave my brain.  Even the few days variation in the due dates from the two apps I have annoy me.

Lol I'm just quite a bit ocd with data in general and there are far too many gray areas for my neat and tidy brain (in life not just in pregnancy)

Amie we need to make a pact to chill RE dating scan details :)

Welcome to all the most recent Jan mummies to be hope you are all doing as best as possible.

Oh and I forget who mentioned feeling bad about looking for work but keeping mum I'm with you on the one hand you don't want the info to hinder your chances but on the other you feel deceitful. I'm justifying things to myself by the fact that at the moment I'm applying for shorter term contracts that should have no bearing on our little bubby growing anyway. Good luck with your job hunting

#54 Tesla

Posted 30 May 2016 - 07:25 PM

My dating scan's tomorrow and I'm totally on edge. I just hope I see a heartbeat. I've had a bad experience before (no heartbeat and measuring weeks behind, plus the ultrasound tech had zero bedside manner) and I really don't want to go through that again.

My doctor's sending me to the women's imaging centre and said they're way better than where I went last time, so I at least hope they're nice about it if something is wrong.

#55 jb_85

Posted 30 May 2016 - 08:41 PM

I had a trigger shot after taking clomid so I know when I ovulated and ended up being dated 4 days behind what I thought but the ob said its give or take a week......

#56 Darcy41

Posted 30 May 2016 - 10:02 PM

My scan was wonderful heartbeat 146bpm (old wives tales on heartrate as gender prediction says girl for that)
I was dated 6wks6days and I am 7weeks2days the scan was performed by my fs who said half a week out is okay nothing too worry about it is just based on angle of baby relative to uterine wall audit isn't always practical to get a super accurate reading. After she explained that I was fine.

Definitely had a few tears hearing the heartbeat that was totally amazing.  

We were given a copy of what to expect when you're expecting as a congrats gift and also a mummy to be like showbag with mags and sample products that'll keep me distracted fr a few days.

Hope everyone is well good luck with your scan Tesla hope this one is a special little one that won't worry you and stay sticky till due date

#57 GreenEyedTigerCub

Posted 30 May 2016 - 11:48 PM

I had a very similar experience as you tesla, blighted ovum at 5 weeks, the Drs were just aholes treated me like I was just another number, like I had no feelings when there was nothing there which is why I'm waiting until 8 weeks before any scans and tests, doesn't stop me from stressing though as I haven't had many symptoms. Fx for an awesome scan for you tomorrow.

#58 alwaysintraining

Posted 31 May 2016 - 09:49 AM

I should join here! Had a dating scan yesterday (for referral to high risk ward) and we have a heartbeat and aprox due date of 5th of Jan.
So I could possibly be Dec if bub decides it wants out early. Anyone nicknamed their bub yet? We have named it potato gem... 'cause they're awesome...

#59 jb_85

Posted 31 May 2016 - 10:41 AM

Mine is nicknamed blob because that's what it looked like on the first scan.... My mum said that's not a nice name, she went with walnut

#60 Tesla

Posted 31 May 2016 - 10:51 AM

Thanks Darcy and GreenEyedTigerCub - I am SO relieved now because there's a heartbeat! Measuring bang on 8 weeks which lines up with my dates, and a heartbeat of 170bpm. It was so amazing hearing it thumping away.

Congrats alwaysintraining! No name for ours yet, my sister was calling it an alien blob but not sure that'll stick :p

#61 amie484

Posted 31 May 2016 - 02:00 PM

We got to see our little parasite for the first time today and yep, I cried too! Hubby and mum both came very close as well and they're not criers like me! Measuring only 2 days behind which I good news and we were able to briefly see and hear the little heartbeat!!! Feels more real now definitely and I'm even a little more relaxed about it all too I think. My FS was so positive and confident that all is going well that she's basically just treating the next scan in 2-3 weeks like a formality lol which is always encouraging. She's still totally baffled and almost apologetic about that 1st failed cycle which is nice too that she still cares about what we went through with that mess!

#62 Darcy41

Posted 31 May 2016 - 05:35 PM

Our nickname is Petri (petridish) DH's dad and bil are both Peters so it's kind of family related too....

I had a boss and we called her baby the bean and now I still say Alanah bean and a lady at my mums work nicknamed baby flossie, Georgia is now 2 and still gets called floss

#63 PrincessW

Posted 01 June 2016 - 08:16 AM

Nice to see other people going in for dating scans and the like.

I'm seeing the hospital today to talk to the gestational diabetes clinic and dietitian and whatnot. Have a 7wk scan next Wednesday afternoon which is keeping me somewhat excited/distracted. I feel like the potential of hearing a heartbeat will make it all feel 'real' which would be nice.

I swear everytime I go to the bathroom I just keep expecting my period to suddenly show up. Glad it hasn't!

We've nicknamed ours 'Boop' for now. DH started calling it 'Dill Pickle' for an unexplainable reason but I've converted him over to Boop, so every now and then I get a text message that's like 'How's little boop today?' lol, it's very sweet. I love that he's excited.

Edited by PrincessW, 01 June 2016 - 08:17 AM.


#64 Mabel123

Posted 01 June 2016 - 12:01 PM

I had my scan last Tuesday.  My GP got me riled up bc of my very high HCG level, but everything was fine and heart rate was 147 at 6 weeks 5 days :)  My partner and I are calling ours "Project Manager"... bc this is a big project hehehe.  I'm also calling it "Bob" (the builder).

#65 WaityCaity

Posted 01 June 2016 - 04:53 PM

I have the Ovia pregnancy app so I call it whatever fruit size it is for the week. This week it's 'strawberry' ☺

#66 WaityCaity

Posted 01 June 2016 - 04:55 PM

I've decided against a dating scan (not actually sure why!). Is anyone else waiting until 12 weeks?

#67 CountryGirl2

Posted 01 June 2016 - 05:10 PM

Wow!! Is anyone else in struggle town?? My brain is always fuzzy and my body is lethargic. I am struggling to read the 175 essays I need to mark before I write reports.

Is anyone else going to bed at 8:30pm? I feel so useless :(

#68 Darcy41

Posted 01 June 2016 - 06:45 PM

I've always been an early toned early to rise person but at the moment I'm starting to get real tired around the 7:30pm mark and even though I am still getting up early it is later for me.

And definitely feel like a bit more of a dumb a*se than usual 😄

#69 amie484

Posted 01 June 2016 - 10:55 PM

PrincessW - I'm exactly the same, expecting AF every time I go to the bathroom. And seeing bub and the heartbeat and (possibly) hearing it definitely makes it real. I hadn't really let myself feel pregnant or truly believe that I was but once you see it you really can't deny it anymore. Very emotional moment that's for sure!!

WaityCaity - we weren't given a choice about the scan or told that it was a dating scan, just given a time and date for the appointment and told it'd be an extra $60 coz it was an ultrasound as well as a follow up consultation with our FS. Have to have another in 2 weeks (well closer to 3 before they could fit me in) but I could tell my FS was just going through the motions and she wasn't expecting to actually 'need' to have this scan. Nothing that really needed to be monitored as such but we will also discuss the next step as that's where we say goodbye to the clinic and the OB takes over.

#70 Min1

Posted 01 June 2016 - 10:57 PM

WaityCaity I am not having a dating scan either. At this stage I am about 10 weeks (due date around 1st Jan). It's such a long wait for the scan!

#71 amie484

Posted 02 June 2016 - 07:43 AM

I can't remember if we have discussed this before but with some new ppl I figure even if we have its ok to bring it up again... When are people planning on 'going public' with their pregnancy news?
I've told my mum and dad, a couple of my closest friends who have been amazing support through our TTC and IVF journey and hubby and I have had to tell our immediately effected colleagues/bosses at work so all up probably 10 ppl know, none of whom really know each other and hence don't discuss it so no chance of info leaking. But as for the big "hey world (FB I guess) guess what, we're having a baby!!" I'm definitely torn. Initially I was adamant that we wouldn't announce until 12/13 weeks, the traditional 'safe' time, but with everything we've been through just to get to this point it feels like we should be celebrating every step of the way and every mini-milestone. So I'll definitely be interested to hear (read) your thoughts on the topic.

#72 jb_85

Posted 02 June 2016 - 09:34 AM

I'm waiting until 12 weeks as it falls on my birthday so I'm having a nice afternoon tea and will.announce it then

#73 amie484

Posted 02 June 2016 - 11:53 AM

jb_85 - oh that'll be a nice combo.

#74 SarahBelle48

Posted 02 June 2016 - 12:34 PM

DH has nicknamed ours Popcorn. I have no idea why lol. Our DD was Blue which started as blueberry, being the size she was on one of those apps and then it got shortened to Blue. Plus DH really wanted a boy so I think he hoped that calling it Blue might help that lol.

I've told my parents and a few of the girls at work, including my supervisor. I have a bump already though so I think a lot more people probably suspect. I might tell my siblings at dinner in a few weeks as we'll be about 10 weeks by then. Not sure about in-laws. FIL is apparently coming to visit in July so DH might decide to wait until then so he can tell his dad in person before telling everyone else. I think the big facebook announcement will probably be after the 12 week scan at least and probably after we get the results. Depending if DH waits to tell FIL too.

#75 catmeow

Posted 02 June 2016 - 01:40 PM

We have nicknamed ours Turtle.
We had a scan about 2 weeks ago and was measuring 5 weeks. GP Thought I would be 6 and I thought I would be 5wk4. It was too early to see anything but as we were going away we suspected it would be. Hearing everyone else's scans measured later puts my mind at ease a little.
We are planning on telling everyone after our 12 week scan.


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