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Old Mar 22nd, 2017, 11:31 AM   41
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Is this the baby's heartbeat?!


OMG.

I thought I'd try, like why not... and I got the attached!! Is that the baby?!?!

I've started a thread on first trimester incase some of the women that have already found theirs can decipher it, what do you think?!?!?!

Just added it to youtube too: https://youtu.be/8B9gbfdtmG8

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Old Mar 22nd, 2017, 15:37 PM   42
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Yayyyy that sounds like baby to me! also it reached 156 so that is about right for baby's heartbeat I think. That is so amazing! I had a quick listen with my doppler but couldn't hear it, though I know my uterus is tilted so that won't help. Your doppler looks really posh! Mine is a cheap angel sounds one. I didn't want to listen for too long with it because I worry about the thermal affects on the baby. Though they must be safe or they wouldn't be sold surely?

I worked out that I'm 9 weeks tomorrow from ovulation. But 10 weeks on Friday since AF! Still not had my scan letter yet, I'm hoping it will arrive today or tomorrow. They had my address wrong because I had registered over the phone (and they mis-heard me) so I hope they updated it, otherwise my letter may never come!

The midwife said that it could be her machine or that our boiler might be leaking low levels of carbon monoxide. I get tested again at my next midwife appointment. Yes a monitor in the house that displays the levels sounds good, I'll get one of those. Our current ones just detect high levels I think.

Haha! I think I'd find it tricky balancing on a ball at work and people would probably tease me. Our office is open plan, and everyone likes banter (except me, I'm a shy mouse!)

Aww that's really cute that Sienna points to your tummy when you ask where the baby is. I can't wait to tell Ida, I must remember to film her reaction. Although I'll probably be too excited and just blurt it out!

I'm hoping that lots of my family will come down over Easter so I can hopefully tell them after the scan, but I haven't heard that they are yet. My Dad is coming down on the 31st March, but it's unlikely I'll have had my scan by then. So I don't know whether to tell him anyway or carry on waiting. He always brings lots of blue cheese and wine!

Have you decided when you will tell family yet? Xxxx



 
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Old Mar 23rd, 2017, 07:03 AM   43
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I still can't stop smiling ! Hubby's away at the moment and I sent him the clip and he responded with "what's that?!". He's such a man !! I know this doesn't mean it's all ok for good but for now I'm relieved.

And it's really not a posh doppler, it's the Sonoline B, I got it for about 20 from ebay. I have a tilted uterus too so wasn't expecting to find the baby. But I had just eaten a giant pack of smarties and drunk lots of water. Have you tried looking right on your scar line, dead middle, then move literally millimeters? I was worried about the affects on baby when I was pregnant with Sienna as they scanned me every week until 13 weeks and then lots at the end but I guess she turned out ok... !

Yay to nearly being 10 weeks! I wonder what they'll date you at? I'm going to push for a due date of 25th October as realistically I know that's what matches when I ovulated. And it gives me a better chance later on of not being induced if I go over due etc. Can you call up and check the address is correct now and also get confirmation of the date? I had issues with my address when I moved here, so they'd tell me the dates for my appointments if I called up.

I guess it's not norm to have a monitor that displays the carbon monoxide reading, we've got a new build house and it's got a few monitors throughout but none that have a numerical value. But given the situation I would invest in one. How annoying though if it's just her reader that's wrong. When's your next appointment to check again? Fingers crossed it's not a low leak from the boiler.

Forgot you went into the office ! Yes be a bit of a giveaway that your pregnant if you suddenly rocked up with a ball to sit on too !! I can imagine everyone would want to play with it and throw it around, I know that's what we did when someone at work had one. I like to keep quiet when I go into the office too, I try getting my work done as soon as possible so I can get back home. Gone are the days of messing around at work and not caring when I finished, that's what's nice about having children, it really does give you something important to come home to.

You must remember to film Ida! I watched the film back that I made of hubby and it still chokes me up (although that might be because of my psycho hormones ! ).

Telling all the family over Easter sounds lovely. We've got all of OH's family here over Easter, so hoping to tell them then. I want to think of a fun way of telling them but I don't like being the centre of attention so would rather hubby blurted it out whilst I was cooking or something. I'm not telling my family for as long as possible, they've had a tough few years with losing baby's and I don't want to give them the unnecessary worry until I'm further along. But knowing my luck they'll guess, if they haven't already! Are you doing anything nice for Easter dinner, I've got to make a beef wellington, I ordered the beef and it's arrived but 2.5kg is a lot more than I thought... it's like half a cow !! That's be fun to prep and cook....

How long is your dad staying for? It's a shame you won't have had your scan before, could you not just tell him anyway? xxxx



 
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Old Mar 24th, 2017, 05:00 AM   44
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Hi Aleeah! I haven't tried again with the Doppler, think I'll leave it a week and then try. I know that my uterus properly bends to my back, so if baby has implanted at the furthest bit then it could make it tricky. That's so amazing that you found your baby's heartbeat! It must be so reassuring.

I still haven't had my scan date arrive in the post, it should hopefully arrive today. I had my consultant appointment arrive yesterday, I was so excited when I saw the letter was from the NHS, thinking it was my scan date, and then was disappointed when it said '22nd June'!

OH made me cry yesterday, I totally overreacted, I think it's my hormones maybe. He actually laughed at me which made me cry more! I am gagging lots again, it's worse when I'm hungry.

Are you doing anything nice for Mother's Day? I'm taking my mum out for lunch today. We are having a family day out in Sunday, not sure where yet, might go to the zoo or something.

Wow Beef Wellington sounds yummy! I wouldn't know what to do with that amount of beef! Have you cooked Beef Wellington a few times before? I just do a roast dinner if we have lots of people over. I'm not very ambitious in the kitchen! I get stressed when we have lots of guests.

Have you got a little picky with your food yet? I can't bring myself to eat anything too strong in flavour. OH cooked me a nice meal the other day and did peppers and courgette, but I couldn't face them, I liked my boring peas though. I've gone off my herbal teas, which means I'm not drinking so much. I need to make myself drink more today!

What day next week is your scan? Xxxx



 
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Old Mar 24th, 2017, 10:24 AM   45
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I'd leave it with the doppler too for now, especially if your uterus is really tilted. Fingers and toes crossed your scan date arrives quickly, hopefully it won't be that far away and so will be an exciting short countdown to it.

I am really reassured by finding the baby's heartbeat it's a relief. I did fall into a pit of despair too though, as stupidly looked up the last baby's scan pics and that brought a lot back. Hubby came home yesterday and I asked him what he thought of the video and he said: "I've heard it in real life loads of times and anyway, how'd you find it, must be so old?!" He thought it was from when I was pregnant with Sienna!! I told him it was new baby and he got really excited, that made me happy again . I'm glad we both don't look back and be sad at the same time, as we can pick eachother up at the right moments. I'm feeling so guilty at the moment though. Like if this baby works out what did I not do for the last one to make the outcome what it was?! I know that's ridiculous, I know what I'd say to someone else saying it but in all honesty nothing really shakes the guilt. I even feel guilty for falling pregnant again .

Oh no to hubby making you cry and 2 of the worst things in my opinion anyone can do when a woman is crying is 1) Laugh 2) hug her! Well hugging in my case makes the crying turn to uncontrollable sobbing, snot 'n' all !!

Sorry your nausea has returned, have you tried the usual tricks, keep dry biscuits with you etc? What about seabands? They helped me somewhat in the past. I'm normal with food at the moment bar the fact I feel I can eat bad food now, I've just had 2 pasties and 2 wispa's for lunch and I know we're getting takeaway tonight.... I'm thinking I know I won't eat much later on in the pregnancy as I tend to eat less as I get bigger so no harm done, plus I'm happy eating, so may as well be happy .

I found I wasn't drinking enough when I was breastfeeding Sienna, what worked for me was having a water bottle with me all the time. I got a nice clear looking one and I would finish it without even realizing. Why don't you try that? Or squash? How's your tailbone doing now too?

So strange how we all react differently to pregnancies and with each subsequent pregnancy. I haven't got any aversions yet, maybe slightly gone off sweets etc.

No plans for Mother's Day yet. I'm not going down to see family this year, thought I'd let hubby see what he can do for me but I'm doubting very much at all . He's not very good with presents or surprises !! I'm looking forward to spending the day at home with Sienna though, might do some painting with her, I'm so OCD I never do anything like that with her as it freaks me out. I'm really over the top about getting my hands dirty etc, I struggle with food I need to touch, like kneeding dough etc, I think since Sienna I've got much better, she's teaching me it's ok . So hubby does painting etc with her but she always asks for me, I might cave in on Sunday.

Hope you had a lovely lunch with your mum? A day out to the zoo sounds awesome, it's Sienna's favorite place, or might actually be ours and we drag her along, not sure !! Just had a thought, fingers crossed, this will be our last mothers day as mummy to one !! This time next year we'll have twice the love back .

My scan is next Tuesday, which is nice as it's first part of the week.

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Old Mar 25th, 2017, 03:54 AM   46
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My scan date arrived yesterday! It's for Monday 10th April, when I'll be 12 + 3 according to them (but 11+ 4 really by ovulation). So 2 weeks away from Monday, which seems far away at the moment. But once one week has gone by it will only be a week away, so that makes it seem better!

What was it that caused your late term loss? That must have been so heartbreaking for you. You mustn't feel guilty for falling pregnant again, you deserve to have another baby and make your family complete.

I'm loving pasties at the moment too! Ida likes them as well, so I buy a big one for me and a little one for her. Then I finish what she can't manage.

I don't like doing painting with Ida, she gets in such a mess and so does the table! Then it is a major clean up operation! OH does painting with her so I leave that to them! Even though I'm supposed to be an artist - you would think I should enjoy the mess!

Lunch with mum was good thank you, and Ida actually ate her meal which was more relaxing than usual. I got her mixed olives and fries! Such a random meal, but she loved it.

I can't believe your scan is only a few days away! Did you opt for the Downs Syndrome testing and the other conditions testing? I said no to it because if they gave me a high risk factor then it would stress me out, and I certainly wouldn't go on to have the invasive test which has a chance of miscarriage. So my scan is just a dating scan.

Have a lovely weekend! It's a sunny one here. Xxxx



 
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Old Mar 27th, 2017, 07:09 AM   47
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Yay to your scan date coming through !!! So exciting, the 2 weeks will fly by no doubt, it's nice having a date to count down to.

We were told at 5 months that that baby wasn't growing as she should have been, she was smaller and I was barely showing at all. There were placenta issues and she never picked it back up again.

I feel like I'm struggling internally about this baby, I almost feel resentful that I feel everyone's reactions will go one of 2 ways:

1) "Oh ok, is everything ok this time? Are you sure you want to announce after what happened last time?"

or 2) "Wow that's amazing, so nice for Sienna to finally have a little brother and sister, we thought you'd never try!".

Of course there easily could be a third reaction, like they're pleased for us and we deserve a take home baby etc. But it must be the hormones, I feel like I'll want to rip their heads off if they mention this pregnancy in a negative light due to the last one but equally I'll want to rip their heads off if they don't mention the last baby.... in short they can not win ! And in reality, I'm submissive, so I won't say anything at all but I'll feel it .

Awesome idea buying pasties for Ida , kids seems to love pastry. I might have to use the same trick, but Sienna never leaves anything that's edible (well she does leave food but it doesn't look edible when she's done with it !) so unlikely I can rely on her to leave me any.

I'm so impressed Ida likes Olives ! That's such a random meal but so cute. Isn't it funny, I can rate whether I have a good meal or not based on whether Sienna eats all her food or not.

So Mother's Day was a flop here. I stayed in all day Saturday so I could do all the housework and cleaning etc. I've been a bit lazy with it all recently so it literally took me a whole day. Hubby went out and got Sienna a bicycle with stabilisers and I missed out on going out to get it with them so I could stay back. I did pop out when they were outside with it though and we were surprised to put Sienna on the bicycle and off she went... lots of chasing her and showing her where the brakes were then ensued !! Then Sunday hubby told me to wake up early as we needed to leave to go out for the day. He hadn't planned anything but going to Costco... he also then couldn't find his or my Costco card... Sienna was playing up so we didn't go anywhere. I was miffed I'd wasted Saturday doing all the housework and missed out on getting Sienna's first bike with her to then stay in on Sunday with her. She played up all day, so all in all a pretty bad day. I did explain to hubby later on in the evening that he needs to plan things better, like I do for him and he was apologetic. He got me some dried lavendar flowers (we had tonnes of them at our wedding as I love the smell) so that was thoughtful, a new apron I really wanted and a jewellery box. I feel like we should do a Mother's Day take two day in a few weeks but I bet I'll only be disappointed again !

I tried to look for the baby with the doppler to show hubby again last night but couldn't find it and then eventually I think I heard it for a few seconds at least a cm higher. I'm a bit worried but also realistic, nothing I can do to change the outcome that's meant to be.

Because I haven't had my booking in appointment yet I never got asked about the tests etc for the scan. I've no idea what they've got me booked in for but I think I'd want the non-evasive ones done so we can at least be prepared for what might be to come but agree, I wouldn't do the evasive, my sis-in-law did and it was a horrendous experience for her, so I wouldn't want to go down that road.

Hope you had a lovely Mother's Day and you were spoilt lots. We've got a miserable day of cloud here following a glorious weekend also xxxxx



 
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Hey there !!

So had my scan yesterday morning, all was well, baby measured exactly 10 weeks so I finally have an official due date of 24th October . They couldn't see enough as baby is still so small, so I've got a follow up scan booked in for Tues 11th (a day after yours!!!). Hubby was grinning ear to ear, was such a lovely experience. It was so nice having him there, he couldn't bring himself to come to any of Sienna's scans until I was 5 months pregnant, so he missed at least 7 scans. I wasn't all that confident he'd be ok with coming to any this time but he was there with bells and whistles on and was super excited to see baby. Baby was moving around so much, I've never had a baby move that much, was very funny . Hubby thought we'd be jinxing it if we got a photo so we didn't get one . I was a bit disappointed but I know he's doing it for me as I do become obsessive with pics. He's agreed we're allowed them in a couple of weeks though.

How are you feeling? The nurse asked if I have many symptoms and hubby piped up and said "No not your usual ones, all she does is eat!!" I was so embarrassed !!! The nurse was sympathetic though, and said it's not a bad thing, I evidently need the extra calories and no doubt it'll plateau out as the pregnancy progresses.

Our scan countdown begins...! xxx



 
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Old Mar 30th, 2017, 08:53 AM   49
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That's amazing news that your scan went well and that baby was jumping about lots!

That's lovely that OH was excited as well, sounds like he was a little over excited blurting out that all you do is eat! Cheeky!

Sorry I haven't been on here the last few days, I've been so tired with work and Ida hasn't been sleeping too well the last few nights. I wonder if she's getting ill or maybe chicken pox. The last few nights, all evening we are up and down like yo yos trying to settle her, which is nothing like she normally is. Usually she just puts herself to bed happily! She woke up at 6.30am this morning, and normally she is asleep until at least 7.30am, so there must be something bothering her.

My Dad is staying this weekend, and we plan not to tell him about the baby until after the scan. So it's going to be difficult all weekend trying not to retch and pretending to be full of energy! He always likes to go out and do lots of activities every day, so it's going to be very tiring.

Annoying you didn't get a picture! You must get one next time! Funny our scans are just a day apart! I think I will have the same date as you, because we both ovulated exactly the same time. So I'm counting myself as 10 weeks 1 day today as well.

Sorry to hear about the placenta issues with your last baby. It must have been very difficult and heartbreaking for you. I really know that this pregnancy will be a healthy, happy one for you and that you will be taking this baby home. It's wonderful that it is jumping about a lot more than any of your previous pregnancies!

Ida is having a little afternoon nap at the moment, and I'm so tired myself I'm tempted to go to sleep too! I really need to wake her up at 3pm though otherwise she won't want to go to bed on time tonight!

I saw my mum this morning. I have got so used to seeing her and not saying about the baby that now it's going to be strange when I do say something after the scan. Keeping it a secret this time around is a lot easier than last time, I think because Ida is a constant distraction.

Just a week and three days to go before our scan! I'm impressed with myself that I didn't cave and book a private scan. I was very close, but the clinic reception were annoying me by not replying to my emails, so I just gave up trying to book one.

Apart from the occasional retch and feeling tired, I don't have much in the way of symptoms. It will be lovely to know that baby is okay and happy in there. I haven't been able to admit to myself that I'm expecting another child or let myself get too excited yet, after the scan I will be straight onto the baby names books and looking at Moses baskets!

I tried to book a boiler service with two companies, and neither answered there phones, or phoned me back after I left a message! So I still need to have our boiler checked after my high monoxide reading. It can't be killing levels if it is leaking though, because we have two alarms and tested them and they are both working.

We naughtily bought a new sofa yesterday, to replace our second-hand tatty one. I think I must be nesting! It arrives in a few days.

Have you got anything planned for the weekend? Have a lovely weekend! Then we just have one week left to wait! Xxxx



 
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Happy 11 weeks 1 Day!!!


Sorry it's taken me so long to reply !!

I've had to go into the office the last few days and it's been manic. Hope Ida's feeling better and is sleeping well again? And you're less tired now? Sienna seems similar to Ida with sleeping lots, we had issues a few weeks back and I realised she was staying awake because she was waiting for us to go in to her. She never cried though, if she did I'd have gone in. But she would mess around, like jump on her bed and sing loudly etc ... she's quite the entertainer !! But we've got a camera monitor and could see she was fine, so we left her to it for a couple of nights and now there's no messing around and she literally falls asleep straight away or just lies there playing with her fingers and hands until she drifts off. Sounds like Ida's actually poorly though, hopefully she's better by now.

Hope you had a nice time with your Dad? And you managed to conceal your pregnancy? It's hard hiding it isn't it?! When I got in from work yesterday hubby said: "Oh no!! You do realise it's clearly obvious your pregnant in that dress?!" It's a skater dress so I thought it would conceal things a bit better. I did laugh and say it's clear I'm pregnant too because I had to leave a meeting twice because I got hot and felt faint...!!

Yay to us having the same due date !! Can't believe your scan is less than a week away..!!! Are you really excited yet? You've done so amazingly well to not have a private one, I can only imagine the euphoria and excitement you'll both feel next week and then whilst still in that bubble you can announce over Easter !! Perfect !

How's the boiler going? I had my booking in appointment today and weirdly the midwife didn't do a carbon monoxide test on me. She did offer me a flu jab though and I declined it as we're pretty much out of flu season now.

Yay to new sofa !! I love a bit of furniture shopping!! We ended up having a lovely weekend together, we managed to get over to a farm we've been meaning to go back to and it was a really nice day, lots of baby goats, lambs and chicks !

Not much planned for the coming weekend, I'm sure it'll be like the calm before the storm of next weekend manic with family !! xxxxxx



 
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