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Old Feb 20th, 2017, 07:23 AM   11
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Hi Aleeah! Congratulations on your new little neice! That's good that Sienna was excited about her having her milk and sucking on the dummy. Ida is just growing out of a naughty phase of saying 'I don't like the baby' whenever there is someone smaller or cuter than her. It's so embarrassing, she's doing it less now thankfully.

Great test progression! Yayyyy for the digital 2-3 weeks! Here is my test from yesterday. I only have one digital left, which I'll do next weekend. Then I'll (try to) stop.

I think I'm due 26th October (day before my birthday and 3 days before Ida's!) as I ovulated on the 2nd February, but the midwives would say 20th October based on AF I guess. I am hoping to have a c-section, just because I had a terrible experience with labour ending in an emergency c-section and it would be nice to start looking after the baby without 3 days of exhaustion. I was so exhausted and drugged-up by the time Ida was born that I hardly remember her actual birth. I do like the idea of natural birth, but my sisters have both had their babies stuck during pushing resulting in a lot of tearing and cuts which scares me that I would have the same problem.

Two of my friends are expecting babies and are hoping for VBACs too. I'm just not brave enough! Though being sliced open for a c section isn't very nice either... it's so hard to decide!

I'm so sorry about your late term loss that must have been so hard for you. This will be your rainbow baby for sure. Xxxxx

I think hold off the dental treatment until after pregnancy, my gums bleed during pregnancy too, and you could risk a gum infection if you keep aggravating them too frequently.

Yayyyy for 10 week scan! I would hold out until 10 weeks or move it to 8 weeks if you can't wait?

I have a tilted uterus too! Although I'm not sure if that corrects itself after one pregnancy? It made it difficult for the sonographer to do measurements which was annoying.

This is our last week before our week off work starts! We have a night booked at a hotel at the end of next week, and are staying a couple of nights at OH's parents.

I still need to ring the midwife team to make my first appointment. Will ring this afternoon I think. Would be nice to have a scan date to look forward to.

I decided to hold off buying maternity bras until after the scan, I thought I didn't want to tempt fate. I did buy myself some new trousers at the weekend, they won't last me long but they look nice (and are dark purple!)

How are you feeling? When is OH's birthday - do you see plan to tell him then? xxxxxx



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Old Feb 21st, 2017, 04:18 AM   12
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Hey there !

I actually thought it was really cute that Ida says "I don't like the baby "! I can imagine it's less cute for you but I think it's sweet. It's weird how they pick up on phrases and then just latch onto them. Sienna keeps referring to me and OH in particular as hers, so "My Mama" and "My Daddy". Initially it was cute but now it's less cute, I guess they get territorial at this age, perfect for me and you looking to introduce another rivilary into the mix for them !! It's all good though, I was worried Sienna would end up a spoilt little sh1t of an only child , so will be good to break that soon.

That test is A-Mazing !!! Like wow !!! I had a test like that with Sienna, I conceived her straight after a twin pregnancy miscarriage. I got given that classic advice of test again in 3 weeks time and the test should be negative, if not then something's been left behind. So I forgot to test 3 weeks later but tested around 5 weeks later as I had a recurrent miscarriage clinic appointment and thought that's the first thing they'll ask me. And it looked just like your test!! I posted on here and lots of people said the test was faulty . We were using contraception too !! So your lines are beyond perfect for a sticky sticky sticky bean !!!

Agree with your due date and the midwives putting you at 20th October, that's the same as me. But because of the strangeness I had earlier on in the year I think they'll just use the 10 week scan as a good way of dating me (that's what the doc said to me on the phone). I basically had some issues with my pituitary gland end of last year, they suspected a tumour, so that was fun to deal with but thankfully I got the all clear and we didn't hang about to try as it made me realise I shouldn't put things off until I'm certain as I may regret it later on in life.

So sorry you had such a horrific labour, sounds really awful. I totally get the c-section next time decision, OH would much rather I had a c-section too. Our local hospital since Sienna was born has become a midwife led hospital so if I chose to have a c-section I'd have to travel much further to go to a bigger hospital for all my appointments. So for now I'm sticking with VBAC decision but I'm sure I'll get swayed closer to the time.

The tearing women end up going through scares me too, so many horror stories around and the chance of a success is lower after a c-section so it's definitely worth pondering. So lovely you've got 2 friends expecting again as well. I feel quite late to this pregnancy game, out of our antenatal friends, there was 7 in total only me and one other haven't had baby number 2 yet. I think it'll be a physically lonely journey for me here as since I had Sienna a lot of the groups etc I went to have closed down but all 3 of my SILs don't work, so I can always go stay with brothers etc during maternity leave and moan about the sleepless nights etc !!

I totally agree with your very good advice about the dentist, I'm going to put it on hold until I'm clear of baby hormones etc. And I also think you're right about leaving the scan till 10 weeks, there's no point in moving it earlier as I'll see a lot less and worry. I agreed with the doctor I wouldn't book a midwife appointment until after the scan. It's such a long appointment and for me it's then it all becomes real and I'd rather know it is real before having that appointment. Do let me know when your appointment is though and how you get on?

Very jealous of your week off, sounds fabulous! How are you feeling? I felt like symptoms hit me hard yesterday, I was attached to the sofa the whole evening, much to OH's annoyance. He thinks I'm coming down with his cold but I know it's just pregnancy congestion I always get. Do you ever get that? Have you had any more bleeding nose incidents?

I love the sound of your dark purple trousers!! I always want to buy stuff with colour but bottle it. They'd be nice to brighten up any day I'm sure. I've got ASOS Premier, so free next day delivery on anything and free pick up returns. It's always useful for maternity clothes last minute etc so I'm hoping I'll get some use out of it. Sienna was born in June so I had lots of late maternity summer dresses but I guess this time I'll need more winter stuff. Plus I liked living in my maternity clothes for a bit after having her. I get you not wanting to tempt fate with the pregnancy bra's though, hopefully it won't be too long till you have your scan.

I'm sticking with telling OH on his birthday next week. We've got the afternoon of his birthday off work and are going out for a long lunch with Sienna. I decided to go for both ideas for now, I'll pick whichever one looks better. I'll post pics when they're complete, I ordered loads of stuff yesterday.

So weird I'm not officially due my AF until today, so after today I'm officially late.

When do you think you'll tell friends and close family? xxxxx



 
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Old Feb 21st, 2017, 15:28 PM   13
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Thanks! I was pleased with that dark line too! I only have my digital left now which I think I'll use on Sunday maybe.

Neither of my pregnant friends know that I'm pregnant. I've actually been avoiding them because I find it too awkward not mentioning it! They both think that I decided to never have another child (because I did basically say that a few months ago). I tried to convince myself that one child is fine, and anymore would be too much stress. But then I got so broody! I wanted a pet, but OH wouldn't let me get one, so I said 'Well what about another baby?' and he said yes! Also, an old lady recently said to him that you should have more than one child, so that when you are gone they will have someone else to lean on. I want Ida to have a sibling to play games with and make good memories.

I told Ida last night that her little friend was going to have a baby brother or sister, and she said 'I want a baby brother or sister!' which I thought was really cute. Has Sienna said if she would like a brother or sister?

I don't really have much in the way of symptoms anymore weirdly, my boobs are a lot less sore and I haven't had the nose bleed thing for over a week now. I hope it's not a bad sign! Even my stuffy nose isn't very stuffy anymore. I read back through my posts from when I was pregnant with Ida and I said the exact same thing, so I'm hoping all is well.

I'm LOVING your ticker! Really mine should be 6 days less as well.

It's so exciting that you'll be telling OH soon, I can't wait to see the pics of your ideas and to hear how it all goes!

I won't tell friends and family until after the scan. When do you plan on telling friends and family? I bought some pregnancy vitamin tablets at the pharmacy the other day and the girl who served me knows me from school. I was hoping she wouldn't comment on what I was buying (and be professional) but she said 'So are congratulations in order?' I said 'Yes, but no one knows yet'. I wish I said 'no, these are for my sister' but I'm so hopelessly honest. She better not tell anyone.

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Old Feb 22nd, 2017, 06:32 AM   14
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Good job on saving the digital , I'm wondering if I should use mine on Saturday or Sunday or till next week so hubby can get involved.

It's so weird that you didn't want to have another child until recently. I felt the same way. Before Sienna I wanted to have a baby, I never thought about how many, I just knew I had so much love to give and I just needed to do this thing, I needed to become a Mum. It was a difficult road to get Sienna but from the moment she started kicking she was mine, all mine. No sharing with OH but all mine. I feel like she's absorbed all the love I give her and amplified it a billion times over. I genuinely still pinch myself everyday, I can't believe she's mine. She's more than perfect to me, she's the most amazing little person, more than I could ever have imagined. People asked me if I didn't want another because they wanted to know if I thought she was difficult and it'd put me off. But the simple truth was to me she was too perfect, there was no room for another.

OH desperately wanted to have another child, well he wants another 2 ! It's the first time I feel like I actually listened to someone, like really listened with an open heart. He didn't convince me as such, I just heard what he meant. And I'm beyond happy, I have those funny feelings of wanting this baby secret away from OH, not on my own this time though but to share with Sienna. I haven't explicitly told her, as learnt she has a huge mouth. But in my head I feel like I have, I imagine her playing with a friend for life. Sorry that's all a bit deep!! Feeling emotional today, must be the hormones and one of the ladies from the other forum posted she thinks she's having a miscarriage or chemical and her story got me all sad for her.

I still think it's really weird our worlds have collided like this again in this way. I know people have children all the time and then go onto to have second ones but this us thing there's so many similarities, I love it !

So cute Ida said she wants a little bubba brother or sister !! She sounds like such a sweet little girl!!

I'm sure the no symptoms is a good thing, when I was pregnant with the twin pregnancy I had no fun crazy sickness, only proper symptom I've had with any pregnancy so far.

Feel free to gloss over and not read this if it's TMI !!
I have the dreaded symptom I was hoping to avoid but it appears to have come earlier than normal.... constipation! No joke, we had a poo knife last time. I had to use it to cut my mahoosive poo's up before I flushed because EVERYTIME I went for a number 2 I blocked the toilet. No matter whose house or where I went. Can you imagine if I was randomly stopped by police and searched and they discovered this poo knife on me?!?! I'll wait it out till 3 months and then see if the doc will give me anything to help.

Oh bummer about the girl behind the counter !!! You think she'd have been discreet!!! I'm sure she's not allowed to tell anyone, so I'd not worry about that if I were you. But that is the stuff of nightmares. I don't know what notes they give you in Dorset but in Oxfordshire they have these big huge blue folders. They don't even fit in my biggest handbag, I was thinking if I don't tell hubby where am I going to hide the notes, in a suitcase?!?! I think most of the village knows when someone's pregnant as they must notice women hauling these huge blue files around.

Any new symptoms to report today? I'm still impatiently waiting for nephew to be born safely, he was due yesterday. I'll be over within a shot and can't wait to get more new baby cuddles in. I'm suddenly interested in newborns again

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Haha! Poo knife! I got constipation when I was pregnant with Ida, and had to see the doctor because it was giving me bad tummy pains. I found drinking lots of water helped, and staying away from stodgy food like chips. I hope your constipation isn't so bad this time and that your poo knife can stay locked away! The worst thing for me when I was pregnant was trapped gas - it made me almost faint once because of the pain from it. I hope I don't have that so bad this time.

We get a white folder I think for our pregnancy notes, it's A4 and certainly wouldn't fit in my handbag. I'll have to tuck it into Ida's changing bag this time to hide it from prying eyes! I know what you mean, they aren't discreet at all. I also think pregnancy tests should be more discreet. I had to wrap mine up in two carrier bags to hide the packaging in case my family saw them in the cupboard!

I haven't had much in the way of symptoms for a couple of days. Feeling very tired, and very hungry. My boobs are a little tender and my nipples are very sore (noticed after pulling my towel on after my shower this morning - ouch!) Also, I have a mini bump! I've been trying to hide it under baggy jumpers, it's going to be tricky when I stay with OH's parents next week because my pyjamas show the bump off. Also, the bump is much bigger in the evening! I'll try to upload a pic of it soon. How about you? Have you got a little bump yet?

I worked my last day of work today before my week off. It will be a relief to just chill out, I find it exhausting pretending to not be pregnant. My colleague is the husband of one of my friends that are pregnant, and he was talking about the baby today. I mentioned a few details about Ida's birth and he said 'I can see why you don't want another one!' and I was just thinking, 'I AM having another one!' But didn't say it of course. I wish I hadn't told so many people I planned to stop at one baby, it will make them all think this is an accident!

Was this the first month you tried? We tried the previous cycle too. But we didn't decide to TTC until I was basically ovulating then.

I have my midwife appointment for Tuesday. I remember from last time that it's quite pointless because all they do is tell you your due date, but at least they organise the 'booking in' appointment, which I think needs to be before 10 weeks for certain blood tests. Have you got a date for your booking in appointment yet?

How is your week going? Xxxxxx



 
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Old Feb 23rd, 2017, 09:07 AM   16
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I know so crazy about having a poo knife OH LOVES to tell EVERYONE about it, like literally anyone that cares to listen. He likes embarrassing me. I've tried drinking tonnes of water, prune juice, apple juice, anything anyone suggests but I've come to realise it's just what happens with me. In all fairness they wanted to operate after Sienna, it was a bit of a mess down there but I didn't want them to and it only got worse with the last pregnancy, so have resigned to requiring a knife and this happening everytime. I will get it fixed after this baby though.

Oh not good about the trapped gas, I can imagine that being really painful too.

Good idea about hiding the notes in Ida's changing bag! Will you take her to your appointments? I was thinking I'd love to take Sienna along, I think she'd find it all fascinating but I'm going to lay off taking her until I know it's all ok.

Nothing seems discreet pregnancy related and yet they tell you to keep it quiet for the first 3 months and then package everything in bright colours and huge boxes, you're so right about the pregnancy tests being so indiscreet too.

I'm with you on the hunger front, it's almost crippling, I'm thinking about what I'm going to eat next before I've finshed what I'm eating now !! I did weigh myself expecting to have put on some weight but I'm the same as I was a few months back. So cute you have a mini bump! It's mad crazy how quickly it shows second time around, I was pretty much showing straight away and for sure felt kicks at around 14 weeks. Considering it took till 19 weeks with Sienna I found it strange I could feel so much so early on. I don't have a bump yet, if anything I look slimmer than I'm used to but that might be because my boobs for sure have got bigger. Something I thought might not happen this time, it didn't with Sienna so much or the last baby but did with some of the others.

I'm so jealous of your week off ! I'm sure you'll enjoy every second of it. I can imagine it's awkward at work, I rarely have to see or talk to anyone at work, so I find it easier to stay under the radar and then turn up with bump one day. I did that last time and a lot of people still didn't realise I was expecting, I was wearing a skater dress and was around 5 months pregnant but I guess the dress hid it well.

I hate it when people mention the birth and say you wouldn't want to do that again! I always want to say well actually yes I do, I'd go through worse to know my daughter was safely in this world. I'm with you on wish I hadn't told so many people I didn't want to have another one. OH was literally going around and telling anyone and everyone he wanted to try again in a bid to change my mind but all it did was make me aggressively say no chance. Now I feel like everyone's going to think I was pushed into it by him, when in fact he'd dropped it completely and it was me that turned to him and said I'm as 100% sure as I possibly can be I want this. Why else would I spend a fortune on ovulation tests and take my prenatals etc ready for this?! This was in fact our first month trying, we went skiing last month and I was hoping I wouldn't ovulate whilst away as Sienna was in our room too and I didn't want to feel pressured but luckily I ovulated after we got back. I'm still surprised, I shouldn't be, OH has 100% record of always delivering month 1, it's me that seems to fail us . I'm loving laughing at him for not delivering this month though, I can tell it annoys him !!! He's going to be so peeved with me when I tell him I've been pulling his leg .

I think we tend to just have a booking in appointment only here. It lasts a few hours and they take all sorts of pointless details from you. I'm reserved with this sort of stuff though, I normally don't have a booking in appointment until I have at least 1 scan under my belt, with Sienna I didn't have it until I was 14 weeks (I still had lots of scans but arranged those directly with the hospital). I spoke to my GP and he said I can book in for the booking in appointment whenever I feel comfortable. I think I'm going to wait to speak to Will but try and get it for early April after my 10 week scan.

I decided I couldn't wait for my nephew to arrive any longer, so I've camped at my brother's house and left Sienna at home with hubby. I think we all needed some breathing space, hubby was taking Sienna's clingyness to me personally, and Sienna was being super clingy after me having her so much last week. I think a few days together on their own will do them good.

One of my biggest symptoms at the moment is rage !! I'm so angry with OH all the time!! I guess him not knowing is not helping but he keeps telling me to do this and that telling me I'm being lazy if I sit and watch TV in the evenings (I normally can't sit still so end up ironing etc). And I just want to punch him ALL the time now. It's nice to get away, be stress free and spend some time with my nieces and then I can go back and finish planning hubby's big surprise reveal and then do it and it's over, he's on board too.


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I have been snappy too! It was worst last week though, I was so crabby! I felt bad for OH as he has been really kind and helpful.

Ida was so fussy tonight and wouldn't even try the chicken casserole I made for dinner. All she seems to eat at the moment are sausages or roast dinners. Is Sienna going through a fussy phase? It drove me mad that Ida wouldn't even try it!

I was so tempted to do my digital today, but really I am only just 5 weeks today so I don't know if it would say 3+ yet. I'll wait until Saturday or Sunday I think.

I wonder if I can just make a booking in appointment instead. Perhaps I'll ring tomorrow to check, because it's annoying walking all the way to the doctors to just be told my due date that I already know.

Time is going very slowly, I want to get to 12 weeks! Will you be taking the full year for maternity leave? We were thinking about sharing the maternity leave so OH can have a couple of months off work maybe. You can take it in blocks together now I think, so if OH and I both had two months together then it would just mean I have to go back to work two months earlier.

I hope your nephew arrives soon! That's exciting! Has your SIL's due date gone passed now? Xxxxxxx



 
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Oh and here is my mini bump photo! My new trousers are already a little too tight! xxxx



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YOUR BUMP IS SO CUTE!! I love how you're showing already !!! I've no idea how you're going to keep it hidden though, it's very much a baby bump

I'm actually relieved you said you've been snappy too ! I thought it was just me these days and maybe not even pregnancy related. Oddly though I'm loving Sienna more, I guess you start thinking my days as only your mummy are now outnumbered so I best get all my cuddles in! I'm feeling so guilty about leaving her behind now, apparently she's been a mare for OH, she's potty trained but decided to pee on the floor on what he said was on purpose. She NEVER does that !!

I guess it's normally for them to get fussy at this age, I feel like they've learnt they can have an opinion and love exercising that right. It's painful. One of nieces is 1 years old and the cuddliest little girl, listens to everything and is just a dream. I miss my Bobbin being like that !!

Exciting that the digital is impending !! I didn't bring it with me and no idea what time I'll be home tomorrow so earliest I could do it is Sunday but still toying with keeping it to do with hubby.

So lovely you're talking of sharing the leave, I'd love to do that. I think OH says he'd love to but I'm not so sure he means it. When it comes down to it he freaks out, plus he's just been promoted at work, so won't work out for him I don't think. I would love it if he did though. Knowing my luck I'll end up with another breast feeding monster and won't be able to share it anyway. I took off 9 months with Sienna, I think I'd like to take a year off this time but I do get itchy feet about going back to work when I've been off a while. I'll have the MBA to keep me busy too, so I might not go back as quickly as last time and I'm unlikely to go back full time. I regret going back full time last time and tried to go part time this time last year but was told I'd have to change roles to do that and be office based, so decided to stay full time but work from home.

Getting to 12 weeks seems so ridiculous doesn't it?! I suppose because both our pregnancies were planned we had hopes and expectations way before conception etc, so in all honesty I feel like I've been pregnant for months and months already .

Nephew isn't going to make an appearance whilst I'm here I don't think. So ANNOYING ! I won't be able to get back for at least a week if not 2 weeks .

How's your break going? Were you hit with the winds from Doris yesterday?? Like wow !! The drive down for me was CR-A-ZEEEE!!!

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Aww that's a shame that your nephew won't be born in time for your stay. Is your SIL overdue yet?

Ida missed her nap today and was a pickle all afternoon! Normally I take her out in the pushchair for a nap if she doesn't sleep in her bed, but I didn't have the energy today.

I did my digital! I couldn't wait any longer! It was 3+ which brightened up my exhausting afternoon.

I know what you mean about the time seeming so much longer because of the planning and ttc. Also it makes it worse being almost a week behind the midwives dates!

OH doesn't start his time off until Saturday afternoon, so at the moment it doesn't feel like a break. But not long now! I rang the doctor and they said I don't need an appointment before my booking in appointment, so they gave me the midwives number so I can register. Which is much easier!

That's good that Sienna is potty trained! Oh no about weeing on the floor on purpose though, hopefully it's just a one-off, probably in protest that mummy is away.

We didn't even leave the house yesterday so didn't feel the effects of Doris! I made sure we went to the park today to enjoy the sunshine, it feels lovely and spring like lately.

Are you having a nice time staying at your brother's house? Have a lovely weekend! Xxxx



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