Hi everyone! Cecelia I love the birth announcements threads too, I am often in there reading peoples stories. I am slowly getting used to the 3rd tri forum, its a big change from 2nd tri whcih is all about gender scans and things and now its all peoples this is it threads and things. Exciting though, shows how close we are all getting!
Yes must all post bump pics. I'll try and take one this week to post! Bump was measureing 27cm on wed at my 28 week check but like you Cecelia I find people looka bit shocked when I tell them I have 3 months to go. The bump is getting quite big but is quite rounded. At first I was sure I was having a boy but as I get closer I am not sure and keeping thinking maybe it is a girl after all. Cant wait to find out!!
When does everyone else finish work? I finish 8th June Joey, I think it will fly by now! I have about 8 weeks left and am holiday for one week. Plus my last week is a 3 day week as in the UK we have a bank holiday end of May and the queens jubilee so 2 days off!!
I had my blood results from my 28 week check and have gone anemic so need a prescription for an iron supplement. I have been feeling beyond tired this week so maybe that it partly why. Hopefully this will help.
Also I would have thought 'baby brain' was a myth before but it so isnt!! I forget what I am talking about mid sentance all the time, and keep confusing words and sentances or forgetting what things are called. Earlier this week I forgot what a pillowcase was called and got so frustrated with myself as I just could remember!! Weird.
Anyway I hope everyone is keeping well. Have a great weekend all.
It has definitly been quiet in here but as cecelia has said, its so interesting to lurk around in the forums to see what is to come. I take it by the lack of updates that we're all doing great!!
Belly pics is a great idea. I had tried to take one every 2 weeks but I just keep forgetting. I'll try and get one this week.
Cecelia, I love the pic you have posted. You're a super cute family.
I had my 28 week appt on friday. Bloods done and my Anti D injection (wasn't as bad as I thought it would be). Had it in my ass. It stung when she was doing it and it was quite a big one (I didn't see it but it took about 10 seconds to go in).
She measured my uterus...was measuring 29cms at 28 + 3 so right on track!
She has also booked me in for antenatal classes starting 2nd may for 4 weeks. Though I won't be going to the third one as it is about breastfeeding.
Lets just hope my bloods come back ok. No news is good news but its a bit early to say yet. hehe.
My last day at work will be 1st June. 7 weeks to go. I have then booked 2 weeks holiday before my MAT starts.
Anyway ladies. Keep on with the updates, it is lovely to read them.
Hey all, glad to see that all seems to be going well with everyone. I dont really have much to update except that the BFG (big friendly giant) that I am carrying is getting bigger by the day lol!!! I am loving my bump now, it is getting a little uncomfortable, but the days of wondering if I am just a wobbly fatso are well behind me!!!
I tried to go out baby shopping at the weekend, only to realise that there is NOTHING else for me to get. I am reluctant to buy anymore clothes because I believe he is a BFG and dont really know what sizes will be best.
I ended up in mothercare where they had 50% off some toys, the likes of the little fabric crinkly books and teethers etc, so I got a few of those wee bits, just to satisfy my shopping urge!
My first parentcraft class is 23 April and I cannot believe that it has come around so quickly. The week after that I have my 28 week hospital appointment (at 29 weeks) and I'll prob have to get my Anti D injection depending on how OH's bloodwork came back.
I finish work on 13 June, so only 8 and a half weeks to go, although I have quite a bit of leave booked between now and then, so a few short weeks here and there.
That's all from me for now, I think, if I think of anything else I'll be sure to update xx
This baby moves so much that its almost unbelievable sometimes. It seems as tho she never sleeps.The kicks are hard and painful and come to find out shes transverse(laying sideways).If shes still transverse at 34 weeks I gotta start doing exercises to try and spin her,if that fails,the doctor says Ill need a c-section Fingers crossed she goes head down soon! So far I think Ive gained around 30 pounds,ugh. Ive been trying to walk everyday,but im finding myself tired again like in the first trimester. Im so huge that I cant see being able to wipe myself much longer. I have continued to shave,but have no idea what im missing down there! Patch work Im guessing. I looked back at the beginning of this forum and noticed a few of the ladies we lost along the way are pregnant once again. Ive wanted to congratulate them,but scared to bring up old memories for them so I havent said anything. Just hope they are all doing well Anyone have their showers yet? Ours is May 12th.
mammaspath fingers are crossed for you I have lurked around checking in on some of you ladies who had losses my heart aches for all of you and I hope that you get your bfp soon!!
Cecilia I did send a note to Laura (Dhalia) when she got her bfp, she's around 10 weeks now. Like you Cecilia, I have gained about 35 lbs... I have been eating well, but I'm just not a small pregnant lady I gained 90 lbs last time so I'm happy with my gaining this time. My goal is stay under 60 lbs.
I have been negligent here sorry!!! I had a 3-D ultrasound last weekend.. amazing!! I'll have to try and post some pics.
I am noticeably bigger this week... putting on socks is beginning to get difficult LOL and I am still shaving down there too but assume it's patchwork too hahaha I just go by feel... I find everyone shocked that I still have 10 weeks to go!!! haha I am happy that I'm having a section and know that I will only go to 39 weeks max!! I can't deliver naturally since I have a fibroid just beside my cervix which won't allow my cervix to dialate. It's funny because we've been trying to explain the time frame to my 5 yr old and we kept saying, when you're all done junior kindergarten then the baby will be here... what are the chances that they scheduled me for my section on his last day of school!!! hahaha
I did have a visit to the hospital on monday, I over did it on the weekend waaay too much walking and stairs, so on Monday the underside of my belly was very sore... and his movements had changed (which I just attributed to him getting bigger) but when I called the hospital to see what they thought they told me to come in and that they would monitor the baby for about 30 mins just to be safe.. so I did, all was good so that's a relief... all of that to say.. lesson learned!!!
Mine too has been a moving machine which is new for me.. my last pregnancy I hardly felt any kicks, this time it is constant!!
My last day of work is June 1st.. if I'm still feeling good, I may extend that by a week.. we'll see.
Bilboi hope you're feeling okay after your fall.
Becky I'm on iron supplements too, and I have noticed an improvement in my energy levels for sure!!!
Well chat soon!
Kate I assume you're back in Ontario now!! hope your travels went smoothly!!
Bili....I hope you are ok after your fall. Scary!! I fell up the stairs the other day.....oops. I keep having to remind myself to slow down!! lol.
Cececlia...nice to read your update. Glad you are doing well. I am also finding the tiredness has returned. Afternoon naps once again.....not that i'm complaining! hehe.
Mammaspath....its lovely to hear from you. Good luck with your bfp. Glad to hear the other ladies we lost along the way are doing well.
Kim.....I know what you mean about the under belly pain. I got this last week. I was up and about all day at work and then had some general errands to run. By the end of the day each time I took a step it hurt under my belly. I'm ok if i take it easy though. Also, my last day at work is also 1st June!! I cant wait....not working even a minute longer than that. hehe.
Well....I have been swimming 3 times a week. My gym membership finally ran out and I wasn't getting there anyway so glad I took this up. I hope its helping and I have found it easier to go than dragging myself to the gym which I gave up on.
Weight gain......I hate this. I have been putting 1lb a week on all through my pregnancy and currently i'm 18lbs up. Which is normal for my size and nothing compared to some I know. But i find it really hard to look at my legs cause they have got so big and flabby!! I know this is cause I can't run and lift weights anymore at the gym. But.....its all for baby. Our body stores fat so it should all just drop off at the end. FX'd!! I have come to accept that my body is my babies at the moment and I will have it back in 10 weeks time. hehe.
I have been getting a bit annoyed with my SIL. She is so wrapped up in herself all the time and inconsiderate. She keeps asking me how much weight I have put on and what I weigh now and then she'll say.....oh well i'm only ???lbs. I'm like.....and you are not carrying a baby! Grrrr...really gets me annoyed. Then she'll say. I wasn't as fat as you when I was pregnant!!......errr.....you were actually 15 when you were pregnant so you probably weren't no. It really just gets my back up. Luckily I dont see her too often though. I think its just time she started acting her age (40).
Mammaspath - lovely to hear from you, I really hope you get your BFP very soon and I am so pleased for the other ladies that have since had their BFPs also.
As for weight gain, prior to becoming pregnant, I was a weight watchers member, and had been for 7 years, being at goal for 4 of those years. I watched everything that crossed my lips and whilst I would never credit excercise for my 5 stone (70lb) loss, I did keep relatively active.
Anyway, I got my BFP in October, but in September my mum was diagnosed with cancer so I kind of relaxed with WW a little and I know I gained a few pounds. Fortunately mum was ok and given the all clear after her op a month later, but when I got my BFP, although I was eating all the right things, I was also allowing myself some of the wrong things. I think I have gained about 28lb since my booking in appointment at 8 weeks. I know it isnt great and I know that number could have been much lower had I watched what I ate more, but I also know that I lost 70lb before and that when baby is born and I feel up for it, I will have the support of my great WW leader, class and the WW plan, so I am confident that I will be able to shift it again, which is making it much easier to deal with the gain.
Nic I am glad your anti d injection wasn’t as bad as you thought and at least that’s out of the way now. Well done on the swimming! I had been going twice a week but haven’t been for a couple of weeks. I will go again tomorrow though as it helps me feel better too and want to keep doing some form of exersize for as long as possible! Sorry to hear about your SIL – how insensitive and what silly things to say. Grrr. I would be annoyed too.
Cecelia my baby is transverse too and my midwife said they still move around lots at this stage and have plenty of time to move to head down so fingers crossed they will both be head down in a few more weeks, ready for exit!
Amy – great to hear from you, thanks for popping in. Keeping everything crossed you get your BFP soon, good luck this cycle! Have you tried the sperm meets egg plan, that worked for me and I think there are a few threads on it. Good luck with Clomid if this isn’t your cycle though and keep us updated hun.
Kim would love to see your pics of the 3D scan if you have time. How exciting! Must have been lovely to see baby again! Yes putting socks and tights on is such a trauma! I shall be barefoot on maternity leave, only 6 working weeks to go as have 1 weeks holiday before I finish!! Sorry to hear about your tummy pains and trip to hospital and that you had pains too Nic. Handy for the rest of us to know that can happen if we over do it so thanks for sharing. I am glad the hospital reassured you Kim and that all was fine. Good to know the iron supplements have given you more energy, mine should start working soon I hope.
Bilboi – sorry to hear about your fall. Scary but at least you and baby are ok which is great.
So happy to hear Laura and some of the other ladies have also got their BFPs, that is so brilliant, I hadn’t noticed. I am really pleased.
Hmm I have no idea how much weight I have gained. I don’t weigh myself. I know what I was before I got pregnant so I could work it out. I know I’ve put on weight as also have the flabby thighs and feel bigger everywhere but hoping to shift it after baby comes.
I am doing NCT classes and we start 15th May. I am looking forward to it now as most people I know who have done them have said they are fantastic and one of the biggest benefits is to meet lots of couples at exactly the same stage as you to keep in touch with.
So tired still! Got to stop moaning about it really as I know its all part and parcel and my hubby has been beyond amazing! We have a week off booked in May which will be much needed as we are both shattered and we plan to mostly chill out and build the nursery furniture so its all ready for baby! But 14th May is our wedding anniversary and hubby has booked me a pregnancy massage, I can’t wait!! So sweet of him to treat me and its at the most amazing spa (any uk ladies its at Limewood Hotel in the New Forest where Sophie Dahl and Jamie Cullen got married) but he was just going to wait in the bistro area for me so I have booked him a back neck and shoulder massage as a surprise. He has been wonderful and serves a treat to unwind too.
Nearly the weekend ladies! Take care everyone – 11 weeks (roughly) to go!!
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