27/04/2012, 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!
27/04/2012, 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.
27/04/2012, 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.
27/04/2012, 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.
27/04/2012, 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.
27/04/2012, 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!
27/04/2012, 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
27/04/2012, 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
28/04/2012, 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
28/04/2012, 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.
Chief Pancake Make
28/04/2012, 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.
28/04/2012, 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.
28/04/2012, 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
28/04/2012, 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!!
28/04/2012, 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 !!!
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.
29/04/2012, 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.
29/04/2012, 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.
29/04/2012, 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.
29/04/2012, 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
30/04/2012, 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.
30/04/2012, 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
30/04/2012, 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?
30/04/2012, 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.
01/05/2012, 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.
01/05/2012, 11:19 AM
Monkey83 - Oh no. Your poor DD. My second has asthma and got croup at around 8weeks old. It was horrible. It seemed like it went on for ages, that horrible, hacking cough. I hope that she is feeling better.
Rachel5 - Wow, that was a big stuff around!! I have been shocked this time around with how incompetent most of the medical staff I have seen are. For the 12 week scan I was told separate things from 4 different people. Thank goodness for you ladies, at least I have an idea of what is going on.
Charlottesmum04 - That is horrible you poor thing. I didn't realise that the cost of medical supplies comes out of the doctors personal banking account
I hope that you are feeling a lot better and it doesn't happen again.
Well I rang up this morning to see if my results have come in, which they have. The receptionist said that the doctor needs to see me as soon as possible anyway as something has come up in either the full bloods he had done or the urine test. Unfortunately I can't get in today, so I will spend the day stressing about what it is, until tomorrow. Hopefully everything was ok with the 12 week tests as I am awaiting those results as well. Uhhhh, I hate waiting. I will let you know what he says tomorrow.
01/05/2012, 11:29 AM
monkey - sorry to hear about your DD. Hope she is home again asap & feeling better & that you & your DH are both managing to get some rest too
*howls* - congrats on selling the house & from your other thread finding a rental (wow they are expensive there)
rachel5 - yep definitely pays to be armed with basic information. How stupid to as why you didn't know if was multiples when it was marked that you hadn't had your first scan yet.
charlottesmum - hope you are feeling better now & sucks about the bad treatment from the hospital
hi to everyone else
AFM - had my appointment today to get results of NT scan & bloods. As I was told everything looks absolutely fine on scan so no worries there. The bloods though have totally skewed my results to 1:65 for DS & 1:120 for the other trisomys. As we half expected though, all but 1 of the bloods was within normal parameters. So it is literally only my PaPP-A that has made my results what they are (it was extremely low). So now I have the stress of knowing that the result is correlated with poor placenta formation/IUGR/premature birth/pre-eclampsia (all the issues I had with DS). Because it was only that one blood that was out of whack & my history we have decided against any further testing.
We will be keeping a close eye on things, with most likely some extra scans thrown in to check placenta function & growth scans etc & as I get further on CTG's to confirm that baby is coping ok.
Now though to unstress about what my mind has decided is pretty much expecting another early arrival, and wrapping my head around there being nothing I can do to control it other than trust in my ob's judgement on monitoring and treatment of any issues.
01/05/2012, 11:49 AM
I'm hoping this MS starts to ease up soon
It's making starting the day sooo much harder, especially with two littlies waiting (not so patiently in the case of my 1yo DS2) for breakfast in the morning until I decide whether I should vomit or try to stomach breakfast first. My DS1 was sick yesterday/last night with a 38.5deg temp and vomited all over our couch just as we were sitting down to dinner so poor hubby had to do the clean up as I was gagging all over the place from the smell. I took over once he was in the shower and semi-vomit-free. Thankfully no more vomiting today but the temp is still persisting. Add to that DS2 is teething and has the most putrid nappies right now which he chooses to deposit first thing in the morning. Poor DH has to deal with those too as it's just too much odour for a queasy stomach first thing in the morning LOL. *T.J.*
Bummer that you cant get in to see your doctor today - try not to worry too much in the meantime. Perhaps it just a vitamin deficiency or something that will be easily fixed. I'll be watching for your news tomorrow - best of luck x*monkey83*
I hope your DD gets better soon. My DS2 had bronchiolitis when he was 6wks old and we had a hospital stay for 3nights with him while they monitored his breathing and what not. Hospitals are not the most pleasant places for us to be but at least you know that DD is getting the best help. Hope you can bring her home soon x*Rachel5*
Oh no, dont tell me that !! I'm already nervous about doing public hospital / shared care with a new doctor. I have 100% confidence in my ultrasound place though as we've been there many times before and they are awesome so I feel at least like I have that in my favour and under my control LOL. Which reminds me, when I went to the new doctor to get my referrals for bloods/scans/hospitals, she didn't even tell me when she next wanted to see me??? I guess I'll book with her for just after my ultrasound to discuss results and schedule from there .... hhhmmmmm *charlottesmum04*
Umm, good things about pregnancy ... let me see ... LOL. Maybe next trimester?? Hope you're feeling a bit better today. You definitely dont need another day like that !!
And congratulations to everyone who's had their scans - such great news !!
I am booked for mine on Monday 14th May - still seems like aaaaages to wait - so I'll have my bloods done early next week to ensure the results are there in time for my scan, especially with the public holiday next Monday, all the results will probably be a little slower to process next week. I cant wait to see this little bubba - I'm feeling pregnant, obviously have MS, and have a bump poking out (especially near the end of the day when I'm worn down and must be slouching a little lower with a belly full of food LOL) so am imagining that all is going to plan but not knowing is just so damn excrutiating. My family and close friends know already but I dont want to make that 'public' announcement until my scan so I'll be 13W5D when I can finally shout the good news !!
Good luck for everyone having scans this week - I'll be lurking for news
01/05/2012, 12:44 PM
One more thing - I dont if you're all on Facebook and I cant remember if it was in here that someone had asked about double prams - sorry if it wasn't and ignore this if it's too early to be thinking about prams but ...
Daily Baby Buys ( you can find them on FB ) is apparently having the iCandy Pear on sale shortly for up to 50% off. Those in the market for a double pram, it might be worth looking at (if you're ready to buy that is) !!
Hopefully this link works ...Daily Baby Buys - Facebook
02/05/2012, 09:52 AM
My lovely week with mum is over she flew it this morning and I am back to work today :-( however, first thing is an appt to get my results from the scan/bloods. I know that the scan looked good but I am freaking that the bloods will skew the results and we think if risk 1:1000 or less we might go for amnio. Nervous!! At least when I get to work I can finally announce it.
Mum will take care of the family side when she gets back and most of our close friends know - a few left to tell on DH side.
Christmas - I feel so sorry with you for your terrible MS I really don't know how people cope. Mine hasn't gone beyond hideous nausea. I am so much better and not being hit as often but I had a bad day of it yday out of the blue. Hope DS is on the mend. I can't cope with DD vomiting either.
Emnut - feeling so sorry for you with the added stress but you seem to have put everything into perspective quickly and your head seems to be around it.
Monkey - so sorry about your little one. Croup scares the hell out of me. dD had it for the first time 7 weeks ago and we ended up at A&E at 3am. Fingers crossed for a speedy recovery.
TJ - fingers crossed for your appt and keep us posted about what was so urgent!!!
Charlottes mum - that's terrible about your weekend. What was actually wrong? MS or virus? Sounds awful!!!
See you everyone I'll pop back and share my results tonight!!
02/05/2012, 04:17 PM
Well, the urgent thing was that from the full bloods that they took I came up with positive for protein in my urine, my white blood count was high, and my blood platelet was quite low. He wants to re-do the urine/full bloods in another 2 weeks to see if it was maybe just a bad viral infection. Hopefully it was, I was feeling quite terrible last week, of course blaming it on pregnancy
and I can just relax if all comes back good.
The great news was that all is good with the baby. The NT was 1.5mm which is good and the results of the Trisomy's are: Trisomy 21 - Background risk: 1:590 Adjusted 1:1736, Trisomy 18 - BR: 1:1686 AR: 1:19822, Trisomy 13 - BR 1:5288 AR 1:43802.
And my due date is back to the 3rd.
02/05/2012, 05:54 PM
Sorry for not dropping by as often as I wish. Work has been hectic. Only thing I'm looking forward to right now is the 14th May, where I will have my 12th week scan and also meet my OB for the very first time
On another note, anyone of you have any food cravings yet? I know lots of pregnant women have very strict diet now but do you think it's ok for us to give in to fast food every now and then? Such as red rooster rippa subs, nuggets, etc?
02/05/2012, 06:22 PM
well a positive post from me for once.
i dont know what i did but until this morning i was still
. Everything that went down came straight back up again. Woke up this morning and
like usual. Then i had my pregnancy massage and boom. by 11am i was suddenly wanting a sausage roll. ( usually i hate the stuff ) Went down with DP to our local pie shop and ate a sausage roll, then decided well i kept that down so went for a scone with jam and cream and then half a brownie......
Since then i've been fine. In fact i just made dinner and ate a full plate. I dont know what happened to suddenly change everything but i am very glad it did. Last night saw me at 6:30 sobbing on the kitchen floor going "its not fair i just want to eat. I'm so jealous of everyone else whos eating and i just cant do this anymore " ( imagine that in a sobbing whiny voice ) Meifong
i have been getting minor cravings ( see above over the sausage roll ) but luckily the long lasting ones have been fairly healthy. I went 2 weeks practically inhaling up to 15 mandarins a day. I think as long as its only an occasional craving then its ok. ie sometimes i want some pretty unhealthy stuff and i want it so bad i can smell it. Its like a drug addict needing its fix. As long as i only do that once a week and can stop at one then its ok. If i want cheesecake but i eat the whole cake thats when its an issue.
I am glad everyones scan results are coming back so good. We all really are pregnant by now arent we......
Chief Pancake Make
02/05/2012, 07:34 PM
Everything OK here, just so so tired!!! Had 3 hours of meetings today at work, battle to stay awake.
I have my CVS and first meeting at hospital with midwife in tuesday & thursday in 2 weeks, I asked my boss for the whole week off, he said yes so as wll as looking forward to the results I am also just looking forward to a rest.
Cravings: fresh bread - any thing sweet and bready, walking past a bread shop the smell of bread cooking makes me drool. I think I ate my weight in hotcross buns over easter. Other than that - only fruit juice. Hubby says the baby is boring - it only likes bread, he was expecting pickles or hot chips at midnight.
03/05/2012, 09:45 AM
Can you believe it ?!?!?!? My results were not back at my appt yday which I had moved from Mon morning as they told me they could push through to Mon arvo and change my appt to the arvo. Ob doesn't work the arvo and tues was a public holiday (in Singapore) so Wed it was. Sweaty palms in the car and arrive to nothing. They said they could chase and call me in the arvo with the results (we discussed the what ifs already with the ob) and they never did. I was calling from 3-6pm both their lines and only the blinking answer phone. So now it's thurs after being promised Mon!!! Hope they come through today.
Not sure if I mentioned earlier that during the scan on Sat the scanner said it was too early to tell sex but if she had to guess she would say girl? Well yday asked the ob (she scans every visit) and she said too early to tell but if I had to guess I would say boy! Haha so who do I believe? DH says he doesn't care and neither do I but he had a grin from ear to ear so I thought I wanted another girl but now I want a little boy for him. Going to ask again in 2 weeks she said it looked like something but could have been umbilical cord.
Also we talked about amnio and she said she doesn't recommend if we are under 1:300 chance of DS but understands us wanting too if it's higher. She does them herself and has had 2 losses in 30 years but said her colleague is even better than her and in my case (assuming because I had 2 miscarriages) she would send me to him. Cool huh?
03/05/2012, 05:26 PM
Greetings fellow preggi folk!Franno
ARGH I am feeling your frustration, how darn annoying
I seriously hope you only have one more sleep before you find out the test results! As we don't have enough things to be patient for lol!CPM
Mmmmm fresh bread! Great news about the time off, I bet there are few people around who could use a nice break, and it sounds like you will need it with all that!Charlottesmum
Fingers and toes crossed that your turn around i the beginning of the end of sickness and the start of EATING!Meifong
I give in to my cravings, perhaps a little too often but as long as I am eating a healthy balanced diet an exercising regularly I figure a few treats a week wont hurt!TJ
Super Awesome news!
I wont go back further or it wll just get too long, will just say, I have been following and thinking of you all
AFM To be honest I feel I'm losing it this week
I am exhausted and work has been pretty stressful. Plus, my partner and I don't live together yet which I was ok with but I am really starting to feel alone, it doesn't help that he is so busy with work that I get even less time with him than I'm used to. I've ended up a sobbing mess more than a few nights recently
Well enough whinging, need to cook dinner and get some more work done before bed
Much love and belly rubs!
03/05/2012, 09:05 PM
So they finally called me with the results this morning and all good!
1:4336 for trisomy 21 (downs)
1:10000 for trisomy 18
1:34000 for trisomy 13
03/05/2012, 09:57 PM
Its been wonderful reading about your scans. At last my turn was up. My DB and I went to our first 12 week scan yesterday and it was all great! The staff were fantastic (Boyd Street Medical Centre Tweed Heads). A healthy and VERY active little bundle appeared on a massive TV screen and it really shocked us. DB cried. I feel like a huge weight has been lifted from my shoulders in so many ways. I conceived while on holidays in Thailand in Feb and I was drinking nice cold beer like you wouldn’t believe, and smoking cigies, I had no idea I was pregnant. When I found out I was pregnant in March I didn't think bub had a chance, I also have family history of defects – so I am v relieved. We have been in hiding keeping my pregnancy to ourselves, people have been wondering where I have been for two months! So it was time to start telling people the fantastic news. I sat on my phone for 4 hours phoning everyone. Its finally happened and it’s just wonderful. BTW my gorgeous girlfriend got me “pregnancy and birth” mag today. Very interesting. Just reading it now. I will let you know if I find any interesting info.
03/05/2012, 10:07 PM
I have been waiting to hear from you Franno - great results! I had to look up the trisomy 18/13 again cause I couldn't recall what they were. Great numbers.
04/05/2012, 09:42 AM
Rachel5 - Oh that is fabulous news. I am so happy for you. I bet you were exhausted after ringing everyone!!
Franno - Awesome odds!! I can only imagine how you felt turning up and then being sent away without the results. At least the outcome was great. That is pretty funny about them both picking the opposite sex at the ultrasound. Doesn't really fill you with great hope, lol. There was a post a few weeks ago in the pregnancy section that had the photo's of male/female babies at around 12 weeks. They both looked almost identical, so I don't really hold any hope in them getting it right. More like a lucky guess if they did!!
Tanglez - Oh no, you poor thing
Big giant hug to you. Are you planning on moving in together?? Are you living by yourself atm? Remember if you want a chat, we are here for you!
Charlottesmum04 - Wow, maybe it was your pregnancy massage that made you feel better?? You will have to book in daily if it makes a difference, lol. Any excuse
All good with me. I have no news.
04/05/2012, 09:57 AM
Haha TJ one of them is going to have had a lucky guess :-)
Congrats Rachel that's awesome I bet everyone is so thrilled for you. It's lovely seeing people be so excited to hear your news. Ps I told both my friends who had had MC recently and one had a termination at 20 weeks in Feb - they were all awesome and so so gracious!!
04/05/2012, 11:15 AM
Franno - awesome odds & glad that the friends you were worried about telling took the news graciously. So hard for all of you & I'm sure that your thoughtfulness helped.
Rachel - glad all went well & you are now telling people - how sweet of your gf
Tanglez - that is so hard with not having him around much & dealing with the overwhelming emotions.
AFM - I am super emotional about everything today. Finally had my meltdown from the blood results that I knew was coming, have a few cases at work that I'm a tad worried about, this morning had a massive meltdown after hitting a pothole in my car & totally wrecking the wheel (plus finding out that my spare was flat & because it was bald tha actual tyre needed replacing too) & one of my SIL's on the phone in tears because of the changes that are being made to the parent payment in the budget & her not knowing if she will be able to finish the degree she has poured her heart & sole into over the past 2 years come July 2013. Think I'm gonna go back to bed & sulk until it's time to go get DS now that I"m alone.
04/05/2012, 12:30 PM
Had my NT scan today.. Wont have the full results back until my next appt on the 16th, but it measured 1.8mm so Im happy about that:).
Bubs is measuring 12w 2 days so new EDD is 15th November:) I was 12 weeks today.. Heart rate is 153bpm
Will post a pic in the scan section shortly
04/05/2012, 02:59 PM
Congratulations to you all on your pregnancy. I would like to be added to this group, I hope I am in the correct group? There are a few different threads that are due in Nov so I thought I would join the latest one. Does anyone know if there are chats/groups for each state, or are they just general for everyone in Austrlaia? Im in Adelaide and Im also due in November 8th. I am 38 and it took me 2 years of trying and finally on Valentines Day we conceived for the first time
I have been suffering from nausea, it was all day and night but thank god now that Im 13 weeks the nausea has considerably reduced and I only feel it on occasions. I was suffering from bad indigestion but thank god this week no indigestion what a relief. I cant take my preg multi tablets as they give me intigestion. However I am still vomitting once a day, it tends to be at nights after dinner. Im trying to work out what baby likes to eat. Its been very difficult tyring to find something to eat as I have no cravings and dont have an appetite. Is anyone else having difficulty knowing what to eat? I cant cook for myself as food makes me want to gag so my DP is doing all the cooking. I am on maxalon but this hasnt really stopped me from vommitting, feel like its not doing a thing. So far I like to eat vegemite on toast every day for breakfast and I can eat roast chicken, vegies and soups, breads, potatoes, macdonalds cheesbergers and any carbs. Baby doesnt like herbs and spices, no bbq meat, no fried foods, no tomatoe based sause, some fruits give me intigestion so its been very difficult to try and eat 2 fruits a day. Is everyone else still having small snacks eg crackers every 1-2 hours? I find it so difficult to find something to eat for lunch while I am at work, all the shops have salads for sandwiches which have bene sitting there all day. Does anyone have any suggestions on takeaway foods to eat at lunch time? Brushing my teeth also makes me vomit, cant stand the taste of fluride so I just bought aloe vera tooth paste with no fluride will try it tonight and hope I dont vomit, really hard not being able to brush your teeth!
04/05/2012, 06:56 PM
Doppler turned up today so I had a go not expecting too much. Pretty sure I got it but I guess it will take a few goes to know if I'm doing it right. Definently have to be heart beat I reckon as my heart doesnt go that fast. So relieved
04/05/2012, 08:57 PM
Thank you for all the warm messages! My DP and I will be moving in together in July so thankfully we will get a little time before bubs comes! He came over last night and must have seen how tired and sad I looked because he just held me and said "what can I do to support you?" Bless him, he is simply gorgeous, and a man of his word too!
FRANNO - YAY I am so happy to see your results, I was starting to get anxious with the wait lmao!
Rachel5 - Hahahahaha, it is pretty exciting being able to tell people, you had yourself quite a marathon there Big congrats on everything being AOK!
TJ - No news is good news!
EMNUT - hugs, that sounds awful
There is a super fat full moon coming on Sunday, seriously, it is going to be huge as it is closer to Earth than it has been in a long time! Astrologically I don't know what it means, but I do know that my students and colleagues have been BONKERS last couple days, crying, fighting, tantrums you name it, so fingers crossed a lot of the madness is moon induced and will ease up real soon!
MELMATHO - Yay for fabulous active bubs! Keep us posted on the results!
BULAFIJI - Hi and welcome! I laughed when I read your post because I went through a stage where all I wanted was roast chicken and vegies with gravy! Couldn't handle anything spicy or Asian in flavour! Now I can't stand the thought of chicken and could happily live on grapes, apples, red curries, pumpkin and lemon cordial!
As for me - TGIF
Looking forward to a relaxing weekend! Take care all... much love and belly rubs
04/05/2012, 09:35 PM
Ang - enjoy the doppler
Tanglez - I'm actually hoping the moon doesn't affect everyone this weekend (though it already seems to be) - I work in the public mental health system & am working tomorrow & Sunday nights & dreading it
Ang - enjoy the doppler
Tanglez - I'm actually hoping the moon doesn't affect everyone this weekend (though it already seems to be) - I work in the public mental health system & am working tomorrow & Sunday nights & dreading it
05/05/2012, 01:32 PM
Emnut - Oh no. You poor thing. Have you gotten the results yet, or are you still waiting?? I hope that this weekend fly's for you and your work isn't too bad.
Tanglez - That is awesome that you and DP are moving in together in July. That isn't far away at all. Thanks for telling us about the moon. I told hubby and he said we will get Cam's telescope out and have a look on Sunday night.
Ang - That is so cool. I have considered getting one, but I figured that I would cause myself too much worry if I am crap at it and get nothing in the reading. Let us know how you go with using it.
Bulafiji - Welcome to our group. I don't have any ideas on what is good to eat, all women are different. Not much seems to help me. I still need the occasional toilet trip, and still am feeling sick most of the day. It is awful. For me, I am trying not to eat too much at meals as that seems to be a sure way of upchucking. I have been having a fair few headaches recently as well, which really suck. It is especially bad as Nurophen take them away in about half an hour whereas panadol seems to do nothing and you can't take nurophen while pregnant< WHICH SUCKS BIG TIME!!
Mellmatho - Congrats. That seems like a great result. Let us know how the bloods go when you get them back.
06/05/2012, 04:13 PM
How is everyones long weekend going?
I've been taking it fairly easy but have some epic back pain today and i have 2 extra kids sleeping over tonight so it will be interesting. But i've got roast pork in the oven, I'm getting married in less than 7 weeks and today is my last day in the first trimester!!! So life is good.
As a little bit of funny news several friends and I were going to go on a cruise in October and while we were going to start TTC while on the cruise we were all adament that no pregnancy was going to stop us from cruising. One by one every lady ( of able to be pregnant age ) has now anounced their pregnancy!
A big hello to all the new pregnant ladies joining our DIG. I am loving having everyone in here to know exactly what i am going through.
Enough of me just thought i had to post as while i have been lurking its been looking quite dead in here. Hopeing that this will spark off some more conversation.
06/05/2012, 06:36 PM
Thank you for everyones lovely messages! Is anyone feeling moody this weekend? Maybe its the full moon, maybe its 2nd trimester hormones, but this morning I was as cranky as a hung over Mel Gibson. I yelled out all my frustrations at my DB and I wonder how often I am going to feel like this @ 13 weeks I was expecting things to settle down not ramp up in the anger 100 fold! ha!
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