who's pregnant? update
, Oct 09 2006 12:26 PM
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Posted 09 October 2006 - 12:26 PM
Just thought I would start a thread for all the pregnant NT mums and anyone else who is interested. There seems to be a few of us around. Feel free to add questions etc.Name:
14 march 07preg with baby #:
twin girls, turning four in november
I was also thinking we could have a pregnant mums meet up, if anyone is interested in meeting with other pregnant EBer's. And of course everyone else is welcome to come as well.
Let me know if you are interested.
Also wanted to add that my EB due in April group is flat out, and i find it really hard to keep up, if anyone else is feeling the same, we could use this thread as a buddy group.
Edited by LuLu+2, 09 October 2006 - 12:28 PM.
Posted 09 October 2006 - 11:32 PM
We already have an Introduction thread but I guess this is just for the preggers ones eh .. so I shall contribute.
Partner: Jason (Bart)
Due date: 30 Oct 06
preg with baby #: 3
area: RAAF Base Darwin
other kids: daughter 8yo on 29 Oct .. son 10yo on 7 Nov
Yes we love these Oct/Nov babies !! Not to mention nephew inlaw is 7 no 29 Oct too. Grandma just loves us !
I'm not really interested in meeting up yet cos I just feel so bleh and unless I'm at work (monday & friday) I just sludge around and take it easy. I will await the OB appt on Wednesday to see what is going to happen ie if miss muffet has turned or book in for a c/s
Posted 10 October 2006 - 07:03 PM
Anna~ Good luck at your appointment on Wednesday
Alicia~ I guess we will wait and see if we can get a few more people in here and work out the best day for the majority.
I am having trouble eating lately. I hate the thought, smell and look of food. It's really annoying, because all i want to do is get back into cooking again. I am on the hunt for a single jogger. A bit early i know but i have never bought a single pram before so i am shopping around to see what is available up here.
Hope to see a few more of you pregnant ones in here soon!
Posted 10 October 2006 - 07:20 PM
Due Date: 4th April 2007
Other kids: No
I'm up for a meet up, but due to work, weekends are the only viable times for me.
Saw my midwife today. All is well. Took her a while to find bubs heartbeat, so I got a bit worried for a minute. But all is well, bub had run away and was hiding down by my left hip. Heart beat steady and strong.
Kristy - poor you, not being able to eat. I can et just about everything, although I almost threw up eating a prune the other day.
I'm craving full cream milk at the moment. I've gone through 3 litres in 2 days at home, plus about a litre a day at work. I don't think I'm calcium deficient, I've been making sure I get enough. I guess there are worse things to crave.
Alicia - Hi, great to meet another pg nt mummy.
Anna - hope your appt goes well tomorrow, and that bubs has turned.
Posted 11 October 2006 - 10:46 AM
Edited by Dairy Queen, 03 November 2007 - 03:33 PM.
Posted 11 October 2006 - 03:07 PM
Hi Marie, Congratulations.
Georgia~ how long will you work for? Do you get a set week, or does the navy just go by what your doctor says?
Last pregnancy I was craving Orange juice, but it had to be the Just Juice brand. I was drinking about 3 litres a day. Apart from that all i craved was heaps of really cold fruits, like mango, pineapple, watermelon. This time is much the same, except I am finding that i am alot less tolerant of food in general, from what I can remember anyway. Yesterday I had a feed of red rooster chips, they tasted so good, and that is something i usually just can't bare to eat.
What cravings is everyone else having??
Posted 11 October 2006 - 07:59 PM
I've been a total pig. Even when i'm full i'll have more of something else. THAT's my craving lol.
I've been into the fruit though. When I go to Casuarina I like to have an All Berry Bang from Juice Boost. Today I had a mixed berry smoothie from Gloria Jean which was very yummy yet pricey.
The tree across the road has mangoes which the neighbours shook down so I have some ripening in the cupboard and have been having two a night. I have never ever bought a mango myself so this is a treat. Even the kids have caught onto the taste of mangoes.
I bet i've put on a heap of weight but hopefully will lose it over the months.
edit: georgia, I've made a post in the 'general chat' thread which is pinned (at the top of the page). Yes bub has turned .. *sigh of relief*.
Edited by anna-nt, 11 October 2006 - 08:01 PM.
Posted 12 October 2006 - 09:43 PM
Kristy - I've a set week, which is not the norm in the navy. Defence medical rules say that when you're pg, you can only work a max of 40 hours a week, and can't stand up for more than 4 hours a day. So I work mon-fri, and no weekends. Normally I'd have to work one day of a weekend a month, as well as the normal mon-fri. In my previous unit (with anna's husband), because we were at sea a lot, and our routines were all over the place, if I was in the office, and there wasn't a lot on, then we could "work from home".
Anna - I can't believe you've only got 2 weeks to go. Does Sharon still think bubs will come before your due date (or you inducement date?). Your pg has gone sooo quickly, it feels like only yesterday that Bart was telling us that you were pg.
I have to say I have never been a fan of mangoes. There are heaps at work though, so many trees!
Having issues with one of the civvy chefs at work. He reckons he's been head chef at lots of fancy restaurants. But he's now working for serco, and can't cook for peanuts. My 4 year old niece could have to do a better job. I wrote a menu for the mess (the chefs were just cooking whatever they wanted) in the hope he's cooking would improve (I've even got in lobster tails hat cost $650 a carton), but no such luck. Hopefully we can move him on soon. I've offered to take over cooking lunch at the mess, but I won't be able to wear my chef's uniform for much longer, and we're not garunteed to always have another navy cook at the mess.
Anyway, that's my rant... the most stressful aspect of my life at the moment. Thought I was getting DH back tomorrow, but now it's not until next friday. As long as he's back in time for our Fiji holiday (monday week), I'm happy.
Well this was meant to be a short post, but my fingers have a mind of their own, LOL.
Have a good weekend everyone, Kristy, have fun at play shack.
Posted 13 October 2006 - 02:14 PM
Georgia~ Sounds like the navy look after pregnant mums pretty well. I wish someone would tell me im only allowed to stand up for 4 hours a day
So will you work all the way up until bub is born?
Anna~ I wish i could eat like you say you have been!! I just can't eat unless it is exacty what i feel like at that moment. I am still putting on heaps of wieght though, not sure how, probably because i am resting more than usual. Talking about those smoothies made me really start craving one of those pured ice fruit cups from the market,.....does anyone remember them?
I am going to find out about the pregnancy class at the health center, it has some yoga and just other hany info there. I will post it on here when i find out. Probably too late for you Anna, but I hope everything is going well for you. I bet you just want it all over with now?
Play shack was good this morning, nice and quiet, the girls had a ball, but were so tired by the time we left.
I feel so unpregnant still, some times i have to stop and think if this is really happening or not.
Alyssa and Tiana keep telling me they have a baby in their belly too, and it makes them too full to eat all of their dinner
Good try girls!
Hope you are all well
Posted 19 October 2006 - 01:53 PM
Just wanting to join in a bit...
Due date: 25 May 2007
Preg with baby #: 1
Area: Darwin River
Other kids: Nope
I'm not very good at posting regularly and seeing as though it's still early days we are being very causious to not get too excited yet.
Catch ya girls
Posted 25 October 2006 - 02:42 PM
Rightyho I'm booked into Darwin Private for 7:30am on Friday for an induction.
I even bought some raspberry leaf tea today just in case that'll help with things but maybe it's a little too late for that.
Hope I like the hippy herbal tea lol.
Hopefully I'll be out by Saturday arvo or Sunday morning in time for Jessica's 8th b'day
Posted 25 October 2006 - 03:25 PM
Hi Elle, Congratulations, I hope everything is going well for you.
Hi Anna, Goodluck for Friday, I hope it all goes smoothly for you. Make sure you let us know how things go!!
Hello everyone else, How have you all been, and what have you been upto?
Posted 31 October 2006 - 10:47 AM
Got back from a week in Fiji on sat night. Was absolutely wonderful!
Any news yet anna? Bart sent me an sms last night saying still nothing. I'm surprised the inducement didn't work. I guess bubs will come when she's good and ready.
I been feeling bubs move for almost 2 weeks now. I get so excited everytime I feel it.
Delivery truck has just turned up at work, gotta run.
Hope everyone is well, and not suffering too much in the build up.
Posted 01 November 2006 - 08:15 AM
Still here Georgia. Had some contractions last night and I ended up dozing off but there seems to be some pressure thing happening. It's very frustrating. I think Jason is more impatient than me.
Will let ya know.
Posted 06 November 2006 - 03:18 PM
How is everyone going?
Well done Anna! and Welcome to baby Eve.
what stage is everyone at now? I am in week 17, and have an u/s next week. I have been feeling movements for a few weeks now, much earlier than I did with the girls.
Alyssa and Tiana turned 4 on the weekend, and had a party, we were all worn out buy sunday night.
Still searching for rentals here, I just wish we could hurry up and get something we want!
Hope you are all well.
Posted 07 November 2006 - 04:53 PM
Hello all you preggie mums
Quick update from me...
We have our NT blood test and scan on Friday morning at NT Imaging at DPH, then apt with Dr Mitchell on Monday morning to get the results.
I'll pop back in early next week hopefully with some wonderful results
Posted 10 November 2006 - 09:37 PM
It's a boy!
I had my 19 week scan today, and after saying we were going to wait for a surprise, we decided to find out we are having. Quite surprised, as I was sure it was a girl, but Dr miller said it's 100% a boy, and it won't be changing anytime soon. Anyway, just as happy with it being a boy, as long as it's healthy, we're happy.
Hope everyone's pg's are going well.
Posted 11 November 2006 - 07:26 AM
Congratulations on a boy Georgia. They are lots of fun!
Posted 11 November 2006 - 11:17 AM
Georgia, good to know everything is going well. I definitely can't wait to find out the gender, no surprises for me. I'm certain this one is a boy as well, but I will feel like a bit of a nut if its another girl
Either way I will be happy, I just want to know. If its a girl good, because I already have heaps of girl stuff. If its a boy, good because that means my instincts were right, and it also means I get to buy lots of boy things!!
I have been having heaps of kicks and movements, I hadn't felt a thing at this stage with the twins. I have had some sort of reflux or something, and the other night it got worse ad worse until i was blacking out, sweating, shaking, vomiting, hallucinating, crying.... the pain wasn't even describable. Ben called the hospital to make sure we wouldn't have to wait at A&E, and the sent an ambo. they gave me more mylanta, (which i had taken 3 times already, and spewed up) and the pain started going away within 10 mins. So i have to find out of Dr Miller if there is something better I can take for it. I have had it quite a bit this pregnancy, just not that bad.
Well thats enough from me for now.
I hope everyone else is going well.
Ellejaye, good luck on monday, let us know how you go.
Posted 13 November 2006 - 11:05 AM
Congrats Georgia !
Georgia met our little Eve on Saturday night at the Tracey Village Sports Club. She had a bottle when we got there and slept during the whole few hours we were there. Noone got to have a cuddle unfortunately.
Georgia now has a little footy sized bump happening. Well half a footy.
lulu, what a horrid event you went through. Hope you're feeling ok now. You know I couldn't imagine carrying twins as having to deal with one bub in the belly at night was enough. I do hope Dr Miller can help you.
Posted 14 November 2006 - 06:27 PM
I had my 18 week u/s today. It took an hour and a half. Baby didn't want to stay still at all. We found out the gender but I can't really post it on here
in case of some spying eyes
We don't think we are going to tell everyone, maybe just a couple people. Although in my family I expect it will travel pretty fast after one person knows!
I also found out I can take the reflux tablets that should really help, or so Dr Miller says.
Anna- my pregnancy with the twins was a dream compared to this one
Not that I have really had a hard time, but I think i was expecting the second time to be easier, and especially since it is only one bub this time.
It was very cool to be able to see everything on the u/s, without extra arms and legs getting in the way.
Posted 14 November 2006 - 09:30 PM
Yay Georgia a boy is on the way, but you are right, sex doesn't matter as long as it's healthy!
Wow Kristy you know the sex and wont tell us!!!! If I PM you will you tell me
Cheeky I know but hey I love secrets like that!
Well scan went well and apt with Dr Mitchell was excellent, we got to see bubs again which was wonderful! Everything seems fine and if anything pops up from the bloods Dr Mitchell will ring us, otherwise it's just waiting again till 13th Dec. We also booked in for our 19wk scan on 29th Dec so I have between now and then to decide if we want to findout the sex. That's a tough one, but I'm definitely leaning towards knowing!
Catch you all later
Posted 16 November 2006 - 02:48 PM
After reading all that it feels like I no you already.
Here is me:
Name: Zoe aka Fritzey 24
DH: Ashley aka Yewie 26
EDD: May 29, 2007
Other kids: 1 DD 2.5
Married: 7 months but have been together for 7 years
We don't have a house up there yet as our uplift isn't until early January. DH is in the Army. If there is a meet and greet after January I'm in. It will be nice as we don't know anyone up there yet although thanks Anna and Ellejaye for making me feel so welcome even though we aren't there yet.I'll definitely be posting on here and reading as often as I can. Good luck with everyone this week and have a great weekend.
Posted 23 November 2006 - 03:02 PM
Elle good to hear everything went well with your scan and that you are happy with Dr Mitchell.
Have you decided if you want to know the sex yet? still a while to go i know. I am so glad i found out.
Welcome Zoe, We will have to arrange a meet up for all us pregnant ones, i'm not sure if anyone here so far has met. We can make it for after Christmas and in January sometime when you have moved into your house etc. Look foward to getting to know you.
Where is everyone?? Well all 6 of us or whatever there is....
I will just do a quick list let me know if i need to change anything.
Georgia due 4th April 07 #1
Kristy due 14th April 07 #3
Marie due 11th May 07 #3
Elle due 25th May 07 #1
Zoe due 29th May 07 #2
Alicia due 1st June 07 #2
Edited by LuLu+2, 23 November 2006 - 03:04 PM.
Posted 25 November 2006 - 10:35 AM
G'day Girls! I just posted in the Introduction thread, but was most keen to join this one. Basic info first:
Partner: DH is Army and is almost halfway through 8-month O/S deployment.
Due Date: Valentine's Day (Feb 14th) - before DH gets back of course.
Pregnant with Baby #1
I won't try and do personals in this post (even though I already feel like I know you
), but will in future. I just wanted to get back into EB after a long absence (haven't posted at all since I found out we're expecting - was a bad bad lurker before that). I like the idea of using this as a BG coz the Due In ones are so hard to keep up with and I would loooooove to meet up. Don't care when, I'll just fit it in somehow.
I'm glad some of you already have children - can I pick your brains for advice please?
My story so far:
At 28 weeks I was just starting to feel really good. I had a very frustrating first 5.5 months of throwing up so much I was on medication (which was useless I must say) and lost 8kgs in 6 weeks (although that's not healthy, I'd been trying to lose exactly that much for ages so thankyou baby! At six months preg I still weigh less that I did before!). Then yesterday I had a midwife appt to get my Anti-D injection, and found out I failed the GCT miserably. Bugger. I really really really don't want to take the GTT next week. The GCT made me feel really sick and sooo dizzy they had to carry me to the bed and then I couldn't move for two hours. The pathology lady doing the test said then that she'd have serious words for Dr Miller if he made me do the two hour test. So much for that. I had a little bit (Ok, a lot) of a cry about it yesterday and luckily DH called last night. I never know if I should tell him this kind of stuff coz he's away and can't do anything about it and I don't want him to be over there worrying about me, but anyway of course I did. I don't know if I'm more worried about having Gestational Diabetes and its effects on the baby, or if I'm just panicking about the stupid test. Did any of you go through a similar thing? How did you calm yourself down?
OK, I'm starting to work myself up again. Grr stupid hormones. So I'll finish on a positive note. I had to laugh Kristy when you said your 18 week scan took 1.5 hours because bub wouldn't stay still. Mine took 4.5 hours because the stubborn little rascal wouldn't move and the technician couldn't get a pic of the spine! The technician and a trainee tried poking and prodding me (Ouch), I lay on my belly and jiggled up and down, I ate something, I went for a drive over lots of speed humps and I sang to her and finally she turned. The technician laughed and said "yeah, good luck with that stubborn baby!". But then the next day when I saw Dr Miller I wanted to find out the sex (Dh wanted to know because he won't be here for the birth) so I asked her very nicely if she would please let us see clearly and she did! Yay! We've nicknamed her "Gess" - short for Gestation
Okey dokey, I'd better finish now. Sorry, but you might just have to get used to long rambling posts from me. Look forward to chatting to you all!
Take care of yourselves and bubs!
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