, yep I'm thinking I'll need a dating scan too. I had one with DS and I just want to know it's only one in there. Plus, I found it helpful to see the heart beating, just knowing that a number of big obstacles are over by then. And if things haven't happened, I'd prefer to know sooner rather than later. Loved that photo gallery you posted, so cute!!!!
At this point, thinking a bit more carefully about my cycles, O day and when I should be due, I'm going to say I'm due 6th December as that's more accurate. I was early with DS though, so I'm going to be prepared for that!!!andrea
rant away! That's what we're here for!
Hoping it's all fine mate, and that the next few weeks fly by for you!Pssst...
no VBAC here as I had a vag one with DS but I say, go for it!!!! Some OBs aren't keen though, so might want to check that with your OB?carol
that sounds like my dream - no nanna naps for me, especially with DS! However, I have school hols coming up when I'll be more at home so will try to get some naps in when DS is asleep. And yep, I'm thinking I'll go with the blood test, just to be sure. Sucks you're feeling so crap, but on the flip side, that's a really good sign for a sticky bubba!!!! Hoping you get confirmation of HCG levels rising very soon!!!!
Bummer about the post, I always feel like that's such a waste of time!!!! bex
sorry to hear AF arrived - was stalking the other thread and saw. AFM
- More tired (stupid me being awake now, but slept in til Noon today!!!!!). Also getting colostrum already! Just a bit, but it's there! Plus a few aches and pains around the pelvic/hip region. I think things are getting more flexible and I spent the last couple of days at a conference sitting on the floor a lot, so I think I've been stretching myself out a bit!!! In any case, it's now a bit sore. No nausea yet, but I had no vomiting with DS, only a tiny bit of nausea when I didn't eat regularly. Feeling bloated and pulling my tummy in to try not to look preg - don't know how I'm going to hide it!!!
Anyone want to share a brief summary of their birth story with #1? Mine goes like this - tried to be short!:
10 days before EDD, my waters break spectacularly in the lounge room, after my plug coming out that morning (was about 5:30pm at this point). Gushing out - thank goodness for faux leather lounge and wooden floors!!! Home by myself, call DH, leave teary, scared message to COME HOME, call Mum to come over now, call hospital, then get in the bath as I have no idea where to go with all this stuff literally gushing out!!! (I was pretty big and my OB said it seemed as if I had a lot of amnio fluid). Go to hospital at about 7:30, contractions (which had started 5 mins after waters), 5 mins apart but not too bad. Try to manage pain moving around. After a couple of hours try gas. Makes me want to vomit - no way. Curse gas as that was my pain relief option I was going to rely on! Get in bath for about 1hr (feels like 5 mins). About 1am get in shower. Feel like elephant in trauma and sway and groan through pain. After 5 very bad contractions (which I realised was Transition Stage later) decide I want epi. Send DH to get midwife. She says to come out so she can see me. Don't want to come out, so try to walk, struggling, so get on all fours to 'rest' and involuntarily PUSH - tell DH to tell midwife I am PUSHING! She says come out so she can see. Get onto bed and feel relieved, my poor legs needed a rest: OB called, I am told I can push if I want while I wait (15 mins). OB gets there 2am, then start to push properly: WAAAAAY better feeling than Transition stage!!! 20 mins later DS born, cord around neck but OB sorts it out quick. We lie with him for about 1.5hrs (bliss), then rinse off and we all go to room to have sleep before the breakfast gets brought around! After hearing a few stories, I feel like this was a really good labour, and not traumatic at all (well, was a bit for DH but it always is for them I think!!!).
I would be happy to have the same experience this time, but trying to prepare for whatever happens (I tried to do that last time too, think about the options beforehand but try to go with what happens on the day).
Anyone else want to share? It's okay if not, I know for some it can be a bit horrific.