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Posted 27 April 2012 - 01:30 PM
Yeah they got the bloods done 5 days prior, but the Dr didn't have them at the scan, so he called them and they faxed the results over. He gave us our combined results within minutes. I'm sorry for everyone who had to wait to get theirs!
Posted 27 April 2012 - 03:34 PM
Emnut- Hope times flies until your OB appointment!
Monkey83- That’s no good about your poor DD and her croup. I used to get it terribly as a child but grew out of it within a few years. You must be dead on your feet after the long night!
T.J- what a run around you got! I only had one vial of blood taken, the scan then they called me to check my weight and smoking status later.
10to10 – Sound like a great set up if you have the sunroom off the bedroom, bub will be nice and close for the night time feeds and changes. With move in in 2 weeks you’ll have plenty of time to make the space your own. I want the baby in the bedroom with us but there is next to no spare room in there! So I will have to have a very small bassinet right up against the bed at first and move the baby across to their room as they grow out of it. It’ll just be the next bedroom anyway so close enough.
Franno- Good luck for tomorrow. I have a BT for TSH/T4 and T3 on Monday with my apt on Friday so hopefully both our thyroids are behaving!
Suzy-c and too much Dora – Brilliant results, now you can relax a little more and enjoy the journey
Miss Cookie- How did it go?
Charlottesmum04- What style of dress will you be wearing? Any pictures? Love weddings.
Chief pancake maker- I think the CVS is a good idea to put your mind at ease. Some people like no testing and some like extra testing, Good luck for the 15th.
Jenmad- Enjoy Fiji! I’m still on the fence with gender and DH thinks it’ll be a boy (wishful thinking perhaps)
AFM- NT scan was yesterday and it was AMAZING. I guess after all my setbacks and miscarriages it was totally surreal seeing a real live baby dancing around waving it’s arms at me like ‘Yes mum, I’m really here’ I was in total shock for hours and kept tearing up. Everything was perfect perfect perfect. Sonographer mentioned numerous times how active the baby was being and that baby was putting on a real show for us. The Nasal bone was present, NT measurement was nice and low, heartbeat great. It’s measured 12w5d so I’m even further ahead now.
When I first feel pregnant my Due date was 8th Nov based on the Only Positive OPK for that month, Then the first scan was spot on for that date, Second can changed to 6th Nov Due date, most recent scan was 5thNov due date and yesterdays is now 3rd. so an overall change of 5 days. So who knows what to go with! Maybe it’s just a super baby that’ll be nice and chubby come November.
Health wise I’m still feeling horribly nauseas and seedy all day long, my gag reflex is getting worse, I’m still totally exhausted and get a lot of stretching and twinges in my abdomen and discomfort. Still peeing constantly too. Hoping that the next 3 weeks will have the nausea start to subside. Now I’m just looking forward to having a bump!
I also saw my nutritionist and she has ordered me to eat more (my appetite has been shocking) and up my protein, iron, fats and calcium. So I’ve been getting to work on that.
Posted 27 April 2012 - 06:37 PM
Great scan results spring chickadee. Miss cookie how'd you go?
My NT scan today was great. DS risk was low, like 1:2131. Baby was moving around so much the sonographer took a while to measure everything.
Hope you're all travelling well.
Posted 27 April 2012 - 07:54 PM
Congrats on all the good results. Our scan went well but won't get results till next week. Nasal bone present and nuchal fold 0.13cm. I measured at 6 days ahead of m last scan, so my new due date 02.11.2012.
Charlottes mum, I was married in Fiji hn pregnant with my son. I was 22 weeks.
Monkey - I hope you get some rest soon.
I will be back later to do personals. I have a horrid cold and just need a short rest.
Posted 27 April 2012 - 08:18 PM
saw my GP today for my check up and to get my referral for my NT scan and.. after a long talk he talked me out of getting it done. As we would never consider termination and already look after 3 kids with special needs including one with the same genetic syndrome as i have we will just accept what we get. DP and i are already fairly convinced that this one will have EDS like DD and I do. ( well we are prepared for that to be the case ) so no NT scan for me. Got my referral off to the local hospital but they dont see anyone until 20 weeks up here so got awhile to go before my first antenatal appointment.
SpringChickadee will try and get photo's of my dress soon. Its strapless sweetheart neckline with lace cover with pearl beading. It then has a lace bolero jacket. i bought it when i fell in love with it 12 months ago. Before i was officially engaged even. DP had told me that sometime last year he would propose but that he wanted the when to be a surprise so when i saw the dress at a really really good price i had to grab it.
I finally bit the bullet and told my mother today. She was upset and angry, but about an hour later she emailed me and told me she was sorry for her reaction. We are having lunch with her tomorrow so will see how she is.
Posted 27 April 2012 - 09:32 PM
Wahoo on the scans!! Mine is tomorrow morning but still have to wait for the blood results. I will be either 11w5d going by LMP or 11w3d by my scans.
Still feeling sick but not as bad.
Ps sorry for the croup Mothers. DD had it for the first time recently and it was really horrible and scary!
Posted 27 April 2012 - 10:34 PM
Absolutely awesome news about everyone's scans, it really does feel like we have "graduated" or something now with scan results and the two dig's after us hehehe!
Sorry for no personals tonight but it has been a really emotional cpl days. The last straw for me was going to my doctor thinking that it was just to confirm the great scan and blood test results but it was actually to talk about a subchorionic haemorrhage they found I know they said it is more common than one would think and they mostly resolve themselves and I just need to take it easy but I guess it would be nice to hear from anyone who has either experienced this or knows something they can share. I had a look through the other forums here but wanted this group to be my first port of call. Guess I am just needing a little reassurance and comfort!
Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend! Love and belly rubs
Posted 27 April 2012 - 10:37 PM
Ok, just one personal! Extra hugs for charlottesmum and fingers crossed mum is really apologetic and much easier to be around! I know all too well how hard it is having a parent that you dread telling so hopefully she is full of pleasant surprises for you
Posted 28 April 2012 - 08:26 AM
They found a small subchorionic haemorrhage at my 7 week scan it was inferior to the gestational sac and was only 1ml i have had no bleeding throughout my pregnancy so i am assuming my uterus will just absorb it back and it will normally dissapear by the 12 week scan. I brought it up with my OB and the first thing he said was "This is the problem with all the new technology we have these days that these things get picked up" basically he meant there is nothing to worry about. The Ob said in most cases it's harmless i think it could only be a threat to miscarriage if it's larger then the gestational sac and doesn't shrink/dissapear. What did your GP say were they concerned? remember your GP is a general practitioner not a OB or midwife if u haven't had any bleeding i wouldn't worry i am sure it will all be fine
Posted 28 April 2012 - 09:33 AM
Tanglez, I have had this twice. The first time preg with DD and I didn't know. I had a big bleed fresh blood early in the morning at at 9.5 weeks and as none of us knew why I was bleeding the A&E told me I could be losing the baby. No cramping. Fast forward a few hours and DD was happily wriggling away on the scan and I had follow up brown blood and spotting for a few days.
With the 2nd one (my third preg) they could see it and she just said it might be absorbed naturally or you might pass it so I was less worrid about bleeding (ended up having D&C due to no HB).
I have also read that the risk is when it's bigger than sac which should be getting less and less of a risk to you?
Good luck and don't freak out too much if you start bleeding as at least you know it's most likely the clot and nothing to do with bubs (easily said) but I had had a pap the day before and bleed from it so the following morning we thought it was a follow up of that so I wasn't freaking it too much.
Posted 28 April 2012 - 10:00 AM
Grrr grumpy pregnant woman. I am getting a bit jealous of every one having their 12 week scans, mine is still in 2 1/2 weeks. I know I am 10weeks, but my GP keep writing 9w on everything. I know my dates down to the hour I ovulated, nobody ever asks that. When I had my dating scan, they said I was 8 weeks, which I was, but gave me a due date of Nov 22 (not Nov 25) but said if the scan is within 5 days of the LMP dates they just use dates. This has been the longest 3 months of my life, hopefully I will feel better when I can talk to people about it IRL. Hubby is really suportive, but somethings he just doesnt get.
*TMI alert* mostly whats making me grumpy is that I have been really constipated for the last week or so. I am bloated gassy and sick of needing to go and nothing happening. I have tried metamucil, prunes, olive oil, I had strong coffee this morning, doesnt seem to be working, I am trying to drink as much fluids as I can. I am going to buy some pear juice today.
I have had 2 people in 2 days straight out ask if I was pregnant. Its not a baby bump, its my fat, bloated belly!!. If I havent told you myself and obvioulsy havent told my family why would I tell you, what do you want, a gold star for guessing?!?
Sorry for the long rant, thanks for letting me vent. hopefully in a couple of weeks I can be happy and excited again.
Posted 28 April 2012 - 10:33 AM
CPM - I hear you on the frustration of being asked by people - I was very early on in the pregnancy because I was sick. Hope it eases for you soon - it is so uncomfortable when you are constipated.
Tanglez - I had quite a large one with my DS. Because it was large I was put on bedrest & it did bleed out (so had a lot of big bleeds) by about 15 weeks or so - wasn't there when I had my scan at 19 weeks.
Hi to everyone else. Have to spend some time with DS before going to work.
Posted 28 April 2012 - 12:17 PM
Thank you thank you thank you to everyone! That is exactly what I needed to hear! You know those times where you know that it should all in theory be ok and that worrying wont help but you just need an extra nudge or three (yeah, we all know the feeling, it is how we felt until week twelve when we all let out a huge sigh of relief lmao!) Anyway, it is smaller than the sac, with no bleeding and my GP was not at all concerned, simply said to take things easy for a bit and that they more often resolve themselves so not to worry Time for a weekend with my feet up I reckon (even if that means working in my PJs in bed!)
CPM - big hugs and belly rubs! How downright annoying to be treated as though others know better. We woman know our bodies and it sounds as though you know yours better than most, sending out an empathy GRRRRRRRRRRRR for you! As for your hubby, all I will say is "He is still a man". Not excusing poor behaviour with this phrase just acknowledging that men and women are very different in many ways. My partner is amazing but I still have times when I shake my head wondering how can he not GET IT
Good luck with your scan franno, let us know how it went! And charlotetesmum, I tip my hat to you on your decision about the scan. I love how considered the choice was and your overall approach, kudos to you lady! Can't wait to see pic of your dress
Posted 28 April 2012 - 12:33 PM
CPM - I feel exactly like you. Haven't had anyone comment yet, but am extremely bloated, and can't suck it in!! Last pregnancy I couldn't really tell until after 20 weeks, this time I won't be as lucky. But, who care's really. As long as the baby is healthy, you are pregnant, and sometimes we just show early. Everyone is different!!
Tanglez - Put your feet up and take it easy.
Congrats on everyone who have had their scans. Looks like we all booked in at the same time!!
Posted 28 April 2012 - 03:02 PM
Hey everyone, scan was good. She kept saying that if baby isnt in the right position I'll have to walk around and come back but baby performed perfectly. She kept saying that the baby was very co-operative doing exactly what she wanted her to do (I was very proud). Nasal bone present and nuchal fold 1.5mm which she said was good (I hope it is) she said it was too hard to tell sex and explained why and what would be boy and what would be girl and out baby's was sitting in the middle. She said if she had to guess she would say girl :-)
Little bubba had her little ankles crossed. So cute!!!!!
So the annoying thing is results won't be there by Monday morning appt so I have to move to Wed as Tues is a public holiday. Boo how 48 hours more to wait !!!
Posted 28 April 2012 - 10:03 PM
I haven't been around in a while. I was busy in the school holidays and picked up a few extra days of work this week, so I am exhausted. Z has been sick since last week, which has been very draining too.
Charlottesmum, I am not having the NT scan done, because like you, we wouldn't do anything if it did show something wrong. So my next scan isn't until 19/20 weeks.
I have a feeling Valentine is a boy, we wont be finding out, so I have a long wait to see if I am right. I was with DS. There are a lot of boys in my family though, so I have a more than 50% chance of being right
Only just past 10 weeks here, so still a few weeks until the 'safe' zone. I am hoping to be able to keep it secret for a fair while longer. I have told a few friends, and my family and DH's family know, but I am hoping to keep my boss in the dark. Especially when we have a new boss coming in a couple of weeks and I am a temp, so I can have my employment terminated any time the boss wants.
Posted 29 April 2012 - 01:11 PM
Haven't been around for a while as m/s had a hold of me there for a while. Now easing of finally. 3 weeks of it was enough for me. Haven't done anything around the house for 3 weeks and hardly even got out of the house and as I just wanted to stay in bed. Still tired though.
CPM- I know how you feel atm I'm so depressed waiting for the 12w scan. I'm trying to stay positive but my mind wanders. All I can think about is my little bubs and every niggle stresses me and everytime I go to the loo I pray theres no bleeding. Can't wait to breathe in 23 days,be happy and enjoy my family and pregnancy. I too am extremely bloated look about 5 months along. Def can't be the baby as I'm only 9w along and the baby is still under my pb.
Starting last week every now and again at night when I'm trying to sleep I feel like tiny taps under my pb. Could it be bubs? or am I going crazy lol. This is bubs #4 preg #6.
Posted 29 April 2012 - 07:06 PM
Ang1982 - I think it could be. There is a thread in the pregnancy section where someone else asked this and got told diffidently not a baby until at minimum 16 weeks. I think this is crap. I am certainly feeling already a tap, tap, tap, every so often, and did last pregnancy as well. With my first I felt nothing until well after 18 weeks. Who knows.
EDZ - You are a stronger woman than me, lol. I would love to be able to not ask, but don't have the will power. At my last scan the babies legs were firmly shut. I would find it really funny if it happened again and we couldn't find out because of it, lol. Although I doubt that hubby would be dissuaded. He would probably just try and get another scan booked it, lol.
Franno - That is exciting that you already have a guestimation in the mix. It will be fun to find out whether she is right or not. My baby had it's legs crossed and closed as well. It was very cute to see.
Not much going on with me this weekend. We took the boys to go and see The Avengers at the movie's on Saturday and it was great. We have just been relaxing today. Which is nice.
Posted 29 April 2012 - 07:43 PM
[/size]I have been reading everyones posts about scans I got my paper work out for my blood test tomorrow,then I am ready for the ultrasound on Wednesday. SO EXCITED but also really scared.Once I get the results and fingers crossed they are good, me and DB can telleveryone. What a relief that will be-I haven’t even told my parents! I havebeen avoiding them for three months so naturally they are getting cranky withme. I spent all weekend at home relaxing. I have never, ever, in my life stayedhome all weekend and relaxed, even more amazing is that I don’t feel guilty! Ha!Will let you all know how Wednesday’s ultra sound goes-cant wait.
Posted 29 April 2012 - 09:18 PM
It has taken me some time to reply to this post. I had a scan at 19weeks, where a short nasal bone was found. After much deliberation we decided not to go ahead with the Amnio as we had fallen pregnant through IVF with our second child and I was turning 40 around the same time as the due date. We decided we would love our little boy regardless and prayed that he would be previlaged with good health. Part of the decision making process was that we had a very good NT and blood combined result and a short nasal bone was a "soft marker" for DS. Surprisingly this increased the risk by 50 times.
It was a horrible remainder of the pregnancy with not knowing and planning for all possibilities. The expectation that we would have the amnio by the genetic counsellor RNSH was very confronting.
As it turns out we now have a beautiful, energetic and intelligent little boy who does not have DS. He is a little more petite that other babies (being on the lower percentiles).
Apparently the test now focuses on whether there is a nasal bone or not. It does not matter the length (remember that the technicians often have trouble measuring it).
I really hope this gives others in a similar situation some comfort that all will be OK - I know I clung to that in other posts).
Love and hugs to all going through an uncertain time
Posted 30 April 2012 - 12:41 PM
Good to hear everyones scans went well
Im booked in for friday (4/5/2012) to have mine, Im having it more for piece of mind, we wouldnt terminate, but certain factors(40kgs over weight this pregnancy, and 1.5yrs of non stop antibiotic use) have made us and the dr want to check and make sure all is good...
Ill be 12 weeks on friday, wonder if we will be able to get a hint on the sex?????
I feel its a boy.
Posted 30 April 2012 - 01:19 PM
There's a due in January thread..? That must mean I am well and truly pregnant by now?! Wow. I'm only 11 weeks.
Most people know about it for us now, although I still haven't had the chance to tell my dad as he lives an hour away and we want to go and visit them in person rather than just call. Hopefully next weekend..
I had my first scan last week. It was so amazing to see the little baby waving its arms and legs around and moving about.
We weren't going to have the NT scan done but have decided we will just for another peek at baby Also I am reading too much about what even a little virus can do to the baby so I need my mind put to rest after the first trimester!
Not looking forward to the blood test though after my body's reaction to the last one!
Have a good week everyone
Posted 30 April 2012 - 01:41 PM
urrgghh horrible night/ weekend. Lunch with mum ended up being an early dinner which meant driving home on country 100km an hour road in the dark. While she tried being pleasant she didnt want to discuss baby at all and even offered me a glass of wine or how about some sangria darling its only a little bit of wine mixed with soft drink....
Came home to stomach pains/ back ache and headache that didnt end. by sun morning i was vomiting and by 3am monday i was sobbing in bed and heading to the local hospital.
Sat in the waiting room for an hour even though it was dead cause they wanted to let the doctor get some sleep. Then the doc couldnt get a vein for IV access so used the smallest one possible. Which meant when they kicked me out 3 hours later i still hadnt gotten a quarter of the bag through. they wouldnt give me zofran and tried me with maxalon first. Then the doctor wouldnt believe me when i said i was still vomiting until the nurse witnessed it. Finally they caved and gave me zofran all the while complaining about how much it costs them. Then told me i could go home. So i arrived home about 7am exhausted now starving because i finally wasnt and i hadnt eaten since saturday at 4pm.
Finally i'm awake in time to start work in half an hour. Woo Hoo... Why am i pregnant again? Can someone please remind me of the good things?
Posted 30 April 2012 - 09:56 PM
[/size]charlottesmum04-you poor darling! I can’t believe thehospital would question you??!! What the??
I hadmy bloods taken today in preparation for Wednesday’s ultrasound. Interesting.The lady taking my blood had a form to fill in, she asked me two times why I didn’tknow if I was having multiples, (I haven’t yet had a scan) the doctors request actuallysaid “first scan @ 12 weeks” she wrote down the wrong dates on everything,forgot to weigh me (the ultra sound people need that to be recorded), I remindedher twice to weigh me, I could go on. I think she was just having a bad day,poor duck. BUT what the whole thing made me feel a bit uneasy. I have been rather laxydaisyabout everything so far but I realised today that I need arm myself up with allthe information I can to keep an eye on medico practitioners. I am goingto start keep reading, learning and of course sharing with you guys.
Posted 01 May 2012 - 07:52 AM
Just a quick one from me.
charlottesmum04 - So sorry you had a horrible weekend.
I did not have a very good weekend at all. DD had croup on Thursday but we ended up back in hospital Saturday as she now has pneumonia. She is still in hospital so DH and I have been back and forward sharing the load. She is slowly getting better so hopefully she gets released soon.
It has completly taken my mind off this pregnancy and it is good that my mum is down at the moment and looking after me. I had to come into work today as we are a bit short and there was no one else to come in but hopefully they will let me go a little early.
Congrats to all those with good scans and I will post again a bit later.
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