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Old Mar 9th, 2017, 09:05 AM   31
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They're down grading the hospital closest to us annoyingly , I can still go there if I have a midwife led pregnancy but I guess it's unlikely that'll be the case. It's such a pain to get to the hospital that's further away though, I'm not looking forward to the journey. All in all very nervous, the nurse called back and said I was going to be going to the Early Pregnancy clinic, I'm guess that means they'll want to scan me but maybe not I guess?!

I get the whole wanting an early scan for reassurance . At least your booking in appointment isn't too far away though, maybe the midwife will book you in for an early dating scan if you tell her about how anxious you are? Bummer it's on a day you're meant to be working though.

Well weird you got a letter about potential future c-section! I'm sure they have to give you the option, they certainly did when I was pregnant in 2015. You've got plenty of time to make a decision, don't let the letter dictate what you do. I know someone who was pregnant with her first baby and decided she wanted a c-section as the thought of giving birth scared her, they let her have an elective c-section. Play it by ear, see how you feel as the pregnancy progresses.

Big boobs are only fun for a couple of minutes in the bedroom ! Otherwise just hassle. I wouldn't say I have nice boobs though, I look back at old pics of me before Sienna and now appreciate how good they looked then. They're ridiculously saggy after breast feeding now and my skin's so loose I never have them out, always under cover, so now they're more hassle than they're worth. I can totally see myself getting a reduction one day but obviously want to wait till babies etc are over.

The only progress made with Sienna's new room so far is I've had to move my mountain of shoes out of the wardrobe, I couldn't even bring myself to count the number of shoes I've thrown out but I suspect it's a very embarrassing number . Currently getting quotes for someone to do the wallpaper on one wall, hubby keeps offering to do it but I've seen his wallpaper skills before and they're not what I would call skills!! He's generally very good at DIY but not wallpapering !! We've got her new bed and furniture arriving in a few weeks but the room's empty so can just put it in and then get wallpaper done if needs be.

How are you feeling? Any new symptoms to report?? xxx



 
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Old Mar 10th, 2017, 08:26 AM   32
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Update on appointment !


So I was silly early for my appointment, to be expected, nerves !

Baby was measuring 7 weeks 1 day with an abdominal ultrasound (I really didn't want an internal so thankfully didn't need one). So not a million miles off from the size I expected. BUT it's implanted on the top lefthand side... I have a bicornate uterus which means it's heart shaped, it's implanted in one of the "horns" as they call them. Basically exactly where we didn't want it to be but the liklihood of it implanting there was quite high so I'm not all that surprised. It might run out of space very quickly and end in a loss or it might bed down and push my uterus out and make room for itself. Just a wait and see game now, it is annoying as I don't really feel all that more assured or not really. Still in the same limbo game counting down the weeks. If anything, I do feel a little happier though, it was flinching around all over the place. Pics not great as it was abdominal but I've attached it.

The nurse was lovely, but her last words to me will haunt me forever.... "Good luck, really good luck". WWWWHHHAAATTTT?! Why give me good luck!? Is that all that's available now?!

I asked about progesterone supplements and the nurse said they're still trying to determine if they have any use in the UK, however, they know they don't do any harm. She said some GPs will prescribe them and others won't. I've left a message for my GP to call me back, he's not back till Tuesday and I'll ask him for them then, fingers crossed it's a yes !!

Hubby seems more bothered about work to ask me how it went or to ask to see the pic MEN !! xxxx



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Old Mar 11th, 2017, 13:03 PM   33
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Aww such a cute pic of the baby! That's great news that it is the right size for your dates. Yayy that it was wriggling about lots! Sorry baby didn't implant where you wanted it to. Where did Sienna implant? I'm sure baby will push out and make itself more room. That was a silly thing for the nurse to say to you, she probably didn't mean anything by it, maybe she says it to every pregnant lady as they are leaving? I can see why you took it the way you did though. Silly nurse.

I changed my booking in appointment, and now it's Monday 20th, so just over a week away! My sister and her three boys (ages 1, 4, and 7) and my mum came over today. It was exhausting! I had to make everyone lunch and Ida decided to be extra whingey, which she never normally is. I didn't tell anyone about the pregnancy. When Ida wasn't happy to share her favourite book with the youngest boy, my sister said 'what she needs is a little brother or sister'. They all think I'm against having anymore so it will be a surprise I think when I tell them.

Will you be making your booking in appointment now?

My lower back (near my tail bone) is hurting at the moment, it feels sort of tender, I think I overdid tidying and cleaning before everyone got here. My boobs feel tender again and I feel very tired. I seem to retch a lot, at pretty much anything, even thinking about retching makes me retch! Strong food smells make me feel icky, mostly if I'm very hungry.

How are you feeling symptoms wise? Xxxx



 
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Old Mar 13th, 2017, 10:55 AM   34
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Sienna and my last pregnancy both implanted in the middle and not into the top corners but I'm feeling weirdly more optimistic now, I've looked up the Ramzi theory and that would suggest this is a girl. I'm more optimistic as silly as it sounds but I know Sienna was a healthy pregnancy and she was a girl. I know the losses they checked were boys, so silly but thinking this will be successful because it's a girl . Reading that back, I'm mental!

You shouldn't have too much longer to wait after your booking in appointment for your scan, so that's good about having to push your booking in appointment out at least. So funny when everyone says, Ida needs a little brother or sister... I'm so impressed you haven't said anything yet. I've bitten off so many people's heads in the past when they've asked me I think everyone's now too scared to ask, hubby was saying he thinks they'll all be too scared to congratulate as well incase I throw a b1tch fit .

I should make my booking appointment earlier, as it's currently for first week of April but still debating what to do, I don't want to jinx anything.

It's good you've got such strong symptoms, although I know they're also a nuisance. It's funny how overboard we go with cleaning before someone arrives isn't it?! I was joking with hubby that we need someone to come over in a few weeks so it kicks me into doing a deep clean... I'm sure it's unnecessary and no-one notices though.

I haven't got any symptoms, bar being hot at night but I think it's got warmer anyway. We had a good weekend, Sienna was so good and we had some lovely family time together, wish all weekends were this good. How was yours? xxxx



 
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Old Mar 15th, 2017, 14:03 PM   35
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Hi Aleeah! Sorry, had a lot of work on lately that had been stealing my spare time. That's good that you are feeling optimistic about the pregnancy, I think mum's intuition is always right. Surely the baby will just move into the larger space if it runs out of room?

Have you changed your booking in appointment? The midwife turned up at our house today even though I changed the appointment! I had a voicemail on my mobile.

Just 5 days until my booking in appointment now. I'm really wanting a scan now. I got paranoid yesterday because I had to run like a maniac for the bus and then I was convinced I had overdone it and put baby at risk!

Weekend was lovely thank you, we all went to the beach and Ida found a 'dragons egg' (a stone).

My symptoms are quite non-existent again now, also I'm cold all the time which I think is strange since pregnancy is meant to make you hot?

I had to go to the doc about my wee situation (feeling like I haven't done a full wee). I have been going for a wee about 5 times a night and I'm sure it's not doing my bladder much good. The urine test showed white blood cells and protein, and she prescribed antibiotics but has said I can wait before taking the pills until the lab results come back.

Are you having a good week? Xxxx



 
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Old Mar 20th, 2017, 06:23 AM   36
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Look at us hitting the 9 week mark, well almost for me !!
Yay, we're getting there !!!

Don't worry about not being able to reply, I totally get it, been manic for me too, lots of things to close out and then lo and behold I started to feel ill yesterday morning and by the afternoon I had a full blown stonking cold . Feeling sorry for myself today but not much I can do about it as still have lots to do.

I haven't changed my booking in appointment, I know I should but I'm still apprehensive about it so thinking of leaving it where it is or pushing it out further even...! Let me know how your appointment goes today. I totally get the worry but running for the bus won't do it, look at some women that continue to weight lift etc. Do you think you could get an early scan in at all? If you told the midwife how worried you are etc?

Funny Ida found a dragon's egg, like Game of Thrones !! I love that programme, OH often says I'm the Mother of Dragons because Sienna can be a dragon sometimes .

Did you get lab results back about your tests? My doc called up and said to be safe he's prescribed me with progesterone suppositories and more folic acid. There's no reason for it, as they haven't done bloods to check but he said no harm done if they are unnecessary. That was last Tuesday and I've still not had a chance to pick the prescription up .... the surgery closes 12-2.30pm everyday so it's difficult getting over there and back within my working day. Hubby has said he'll come with me today to make sure I pick it up. I'm not looking forward to the suppositories but I'll get used to it in no time I'm sure.

In other news, I still don't look pregnant or anything but feel the spare tyre coming in across my waist, not all that stocked about it. Hate this trimester, you have all the worry, no real signs it's all ok or not and also the horrible bloat, weight gain with not much to show for it .

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Old Mar 20th, 2017, 14:26 PM   37
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Yes it's exciting we're at 9 weeks now! My symptoms are quite subtle now though. But I have noticed I retch a lot if I'm hungry, especially in the evenings. How are you feeling?

Oh no, sorry you have a cold I hope you feel better soon. Lots of honey and lemon and sleep! I hope OH is helping you lots. I'm due a cold about now, I always get one early spring and early winter.

Booking in appointment went okay thank you, but they couldn't get any blood out my arm, so I have to go to the hospital to have my blood taken. She said I had tiny veins

I got a little upset when she asked me how I feel about the birth, and I said I was worried it was all going to happen like before (emergency c section after 36 hours of contractions and spinal fluid headaches, with midwives taking it in turns shoving their hands up me looking for my hiding cervix). She said she would make an appointment for me to see a consultant to discuss the best option for this birth. I think I'll take Chris, because I know how insensitive they can be if you request a c section.

I asked if I could have my scan ASAP because of previous miscarriages causing me to be anxious and she said that they can't do anything about it, and I'll have a scan at 12 weeks. I should get my appointment letter by the end of the week. If it's too far away then I'll get a private scan I think.

When is your next scan?

That's good that the doctor prescribed you some stuff that can help, he sounds like a lovely doctor, and really looking out for you.

My urine test came back fine, so that's a relief.

We love GoT too! I think the next series is coming soon, I can't wait!

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Old Mar 21st, 2017, 10:20 AM   38
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Firstly, SSSSOOOO cool you love GoT too !!!! We didn't start watching it until around Season 3 but have been obsessed ever since. We seriously debated calling Sienna Khaleesi but bottled it last minute. She didn't have a name for 6 weeks poor baby!

Yay to us being all GoT excited together, I love discussing after each episode, I can imagine our thread being taken over when the new season comes out.

I've had no symptoms for a while now but my tummy is definitely hardening quite low down, so that reassures me. But the retching when hungry etc stopped a few weeks back too. It's nice having subtle symptoms though isn't it, I feel for the women on here that have things really bad. I know I'd struggle if I was really sick, I really dislike vomiting and try and avoid it at all costs, so it's nice to not feel sick or anything either. Read that back... like who enjoys vomiting?!

I've got a doppler but haven't taken it out to try it yet... don't want to worry if it's too early and I don't find anything. Weird with Sienna I didn't need to use it as had weekly scans and with last baby I didn't want to use it. This time around I want to use it but I'm nervous.

Oh no about no blood being taken, I'm like you on that front too. I got turned away from donating blood twice before I stopped going because they couldn't get the needle in and blood out. What a pain you having to go to the hospital for it though, bet your arms are all bruised up now too?!

Good plan on taking Chris for the appointment to talk about your birthing options. They're less likely to be dismissive if you've got hubby with you. Don't get pushed into a corner about it, regardless of which county you live in etc, we all pay taxes and there's a legitimate reason for needing this op, they have to give it to you. There are huge risks with a VBAC especially given the lack of progression last time. Just stand firm and try and do some internet research so you can go in with your reasons.

I've kept the scan I was given as my 12 week scan, it's a week today . I know I'll be just under 10 weeks then, so likely they'll get me back in for a follow up scan a week or so later. I was offered scans inbetween at the miscarriage clinic but it's so far away and as this one is booked in for next week I may as well keep it. Hubby seems excited which is cute.

I agree about going in for a private scan if the 12 week scan doesn't come through very quickly, hopefully it will be soon. I know with Sienna it was just after 11 weeks but with last baby it was over 13 weeks...!!

How's work going? Are you excited about telling Ida after the scan?? xxxx



 
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Haha! Kahleesi is a cool name! Sienna is a very beautiful name, so you chose well. Ida had her name just a few minutes after being born. In my delirious exhausted state I remembered that was our favourite girls name, and it just stuck!

I forgot to mention that in the booking-in appointment they did a carbon monoxide test on me, and it came out with a reading of 10! I'm really worried now because we live by a busy road, and it might be damaging our health. It's only really busy at rush hour though, and then the traffic is a little less frequent. But level 10 is the level a regular smoker would get and I haven't smoked in my life! I hope the midwife didn't think I was lying. I'm so anti-smoking that it would upset me if someone thought I smoked. We have carbon monoxide detectors in the house, so it shouldn't be our boiler, unless it is leaking very low levels I guess. We will get it checked out.

I guess it's nice not to be puking etc, but I do worry as symptoms are my only proof so far. There is a private scan clinic right near my work and it's so tempting to pop in. I think I'll try to wait for my scan date first, as it could just be 2 weeks away. Argh 13 weeks - I couldn't wait that long!

Yayyyy that your scan is next week! That's so exciting!

Work is fine thanks, but I sit on a chair all day and I'm starting to get tail bone pain! How is your work going?

Yes it will be really cool to tell Ida after the scan, I might film her reaction, it's bound to be funny!

Have you told Sienna yet? Xxxx



 
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Old Mar 22nd, 2017, 10:13 AM   40
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See I wish we had a favorite girls name and stuck to it from before Sienna was born. We always liked the name Sienna but decided it maybe wasn't right for us as was too rhyme-y with our surname. But you get fined 100 if you leave it past 6 weeks to register a birth, so we went with the name Sienna at 5 weeks 6 days. Trouble was she didn't look like a Sienna at all, we thought she'd be a mix but she was totally hubby, and the only name that looked right on her was his . Sienna suits her perfectly now though, I guess it's true, babies grow into their names.

I love love LOVE Ida's name. It's unusual and so easy to say, that was a pet peev of mine, I wanted a name that was easy to say and couldn't be shortened, Ida suits that perfectly.

OMG about your carbon monoxide reading. That's mental . I know when we were living in Nottingham my carbon monoxide reading with Sienna's pregnancy came back high, but I think it was around 5 from memory and that's because we were literally in the city, so it was really busy and I was outside walking everywhere a lot, so think I inhaled fumes etc a lot. But 10 seems really high. I'm so like you, I've never smoked and to think the midwife might think I'd been smoking whilst pregnant would make me feel sick to the stomach! Did she have much to say why it was so high? Could her monitor have been off? Surely even if you live off a main road, it wouldn't cause a reading that high? Like it's not summer so not as if you've got all windows open etc. Can you get a carbon dioxide reader from amazon or anything, that tells you the reading in your house by number? Or one you can try at home and with hubby and Ida? Definitely get the monitors checked and maybe call midwife back up and ask to have another check?? She'll only have to see you for 5 mins, surely she can do that so you know it wasn't a fluke or it was a fluke and you can lay it to rest?

Exciting your scan could be 2 weeks away !! It's rare to have it post 13 weeks, I didn't want my midwife appointment until really late on and that meant that was the earliest they could get me in, so it was self inflicted I guess .

Not good about your tailbone, I know it may seem way too early but have you considered sitting on an exercise ball instead of a chair? Bit of a giveaway if you're in the office though !! I work from home and last pregnancy I got the ball out really early and it helped a lot, also helped with my posture so wasn't a bad thing at all. Can't say I enjoy it was much as slouching in a chair but did find it helped with tailbone issues. This time around I'm ok so far.

My work's very busy at the moment, it's financial year end, so it's all about projected budgets for next year and closing this years numbers off, so real fun stuff (!) I do like being busy during this trimester though, so it's not a bad thing.

Awesome idea about filming Ida's reaction!! I keep asking Sienna "where's the baby?" and she either points at my stomach or sticks her own stomach out and says here! She's around a lot of pregnant mummy's in the baby groups our childminder takes her too, so I think she's getting it from there as I've not said anything in ages. Hubby wants to take her to one of the scans but I don't want to next week but have agreed to one in the future, I guess it might help her to understand what's happening.

Have you thought about how you'll tell family over Easter? xxx



 
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