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Old Nov 13th, 2012, 15:55 PM   161
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Just a quick update - my test today determined that my tubes are clear! I was also told that fertility is increased for up to 6 months after the test is done, so I've got that on my side. I have an appointment in a couple of weeks to decide the next steps of action. Should be just in time for my new cycle.



 
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Old Nov 13th, 2012, 16:21 PM   162
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Just a quick update - my test today determined that my tubes are clear! I was also told that fertility is increased for up to 6 months after the test is done, so I've got that on my side. I have an appointment in a couple of weeks to decide the next steps of action. Should be just in time for my new cycle.
Great news puppymom Fingers crossed, touch wood and hope that your bfp is not too far away now! Sending you lots of



 
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Old Nov 14th, 2012, 11:13 AM   163
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Oh Puppy I can't wait to see your BFP!!!! What wonderous news!

Mind - I'm working up to 38w5d...it's awful for the swelling in my feet (and ankles, and lower legs...and quite honestly, it's now up to my knees) but I'm otherwise tolerating it okay. I'm shattered when I get home but DH takes great care of me and lets me lie around on the couch! I am taking the full 12 weeks of maternity leave offered to me -- I'm sure it will FLY by!

I want to share one of the maternity pics that DH and I had done by a friend (who is a photographer -- he did our engagement and wedding pics as well!). I usually try not to splash our faces around randomly on the internet, but I just LOOOVE this pic!




 
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Great news Puppy x

Gen you look fabulous and what an emotional picture -- stunning!



 
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Old Nov 16th, 2012, 07:45 AM   165
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Yay! Puppymom, that's excellent news! One of my friends and her husband had been trying for 2+ years and had that test where they make sure your tubes are clear, and then she got pregnant the next month. So fingers crossed for you!

Jen, you guys are so adorable!! I love that!! Reminds me I need to get some pictures taken. I was so good early on with taking bump photos (when I really had no bump!). But now my camera bit the dust and I haven't taken any. Must get on that.

In other news, we're off to Surrey for the weekend to see a bunch of friends. They're all my husband's closest friends from when he was in uni and we try to all meet up in one central location a few times a year. Four of them have recently gotten engaged (to each other, so two couples) since we saw them last and of course, we're expecting. The last time we saw them was the weekend before I ovulated, so they literally haven't seem me since I've been pregnant. So it will be great to catch up and down a few non-alcoholic beers with them! Also, I just found out yesterday that my best friend is pregnant! Like literally, we've spend the past 48 hours going back and forth via email analyzing her tests (she's in the U.S.), so it's very early days. But I'm so super excited that we'll have babies that are roughly the same age. She's one of my mama heroes. She has a 2 year old daughter already and I've learned so much from her experience of being a mother, so it's cool to know we'll be pregnant and having babies so close together. So I've been on the past day or so.



 
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Gen - that is a great picture! You look wonderful.

Mind - that's awesome that you have a friend who will have a baby around the same time as you. I am hoping I have some friends who will be in the same time frame as me. I have one friend who is basically going through the same thing, so I am hoping we both have luck at the same time!

Was your friend (who got pregnant after the HSG test) ovulating on her own at all? That seems to be my main problem right now, is that I just am not ovulating! I am hoping that this test allows that to come back this month.



 
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Gen - that is a great picture! You look wonderful.

Mind - that's awesome that you have a friend who will have a baby around the same time as you. I am hoping I have some friends who will be in the same time frame as me. I have one friend who is basically going through the same thing, so I am hoping we both have luck at the same time!

Was your friend (who got pregnant after the HSG test) ovulating on her own at all? That seems to be my main problem right now, is that I just am not ovulating! I am hoping that this test allows that to come back this month.
Hmmm, that's a good question. I'm not entirely sure. I'm guessing that probably she wasn't because I remember it was a big deal when she realized she was again. She has hyperthyroidism, which was one of the reasons she had so much trouble, and I just looked it up and it says that often causes anovulation. So that must have been at least part of the issue. But whatever they did seemed to work, so I'm hoping that's a good sign for you!!



 
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Old Nov 19th, 2012, 05:46 AM   168
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Hello Beautiful Ladies,

Sorry I havent posted in like 2 months!! Since August!!! I just really didnt have anything to say, The last 2 months of my pregnancy were pretty boring, I think the last time I wrote on here I was just finishing work. I pretty much didnt do anything until the birth. I said I was going to exercise, I didnt!! I just nested and cleaned out all the draws and cupboards. I had my baby shower, it was ok. My friend who was hosting it was preoccupied with her 9 month old even though her mum was there to look after her. But I was glad it was over so I could look forward to relaxing. I had a few OB appointments and everything came back all normal and fine. I tested neg to strep B and never had high blood pressure, I had a small amount of swelling in my feet but they are so boney and skinny usually so it just looked like I had normal feet. LOL The week before I had an appointment and she gave me an internal said my cervix was soft very favourable and 1cm dialated but baby was not engaged and happy in my tummy. I bled for 5 days afterwards.

In the end I gained 20kg (44 pounds) which is alot considering I was 58kg(127pounds)
My last OB appointment was on the 5th November and the week before she had booked me in for an induction on the 6th. So I went in and said I didnt want to get induced I wanted to go naturally which is what everyone wants in a perfect world dont they. She agreed and said it is better to go naturally but will have to book you in the following week as baby is BIG!! I was still only 1cm dialated and baby was still high not engaged.

So on the car ride home I had a cry and said I wanted to have the baby!! Mal was like well why didnt you go tomorrow and get induced? I was like I want to go naturally wahhhhh!!.LOL

So the rest of the day was uneventful. We were having sex every day to get things going and we had sex that afternoon. That night we had dinner and just watched TV. I watched Inside the human body- Inside the Womb. It was these amazing stories about these babies in the womb and how they survived against the odds.

We went to bed and I was kind of getting to sleep, not really sleeping when I started feeling these pains at about 12-1amish, and It was pretty much period pain, but was going away and coming back and kind of fuzzy in between. I ended up having two showers and going on the computer. I eventually woke Mal up when I got back into bed and was like I keep having pains. He ended up timing them and they went from 12ish minutes to 5 1/2 minutes apart. He was getting nervous I think and kept asking me to ring the maternity ward. I had rung them already and they kind of just said you are welcome to come in but until they last a minute long you should stay at home. They just thought being a first time mum it might not be it or take a long time.

So Mal ran me a bath and I got in for a few minutes, It kind of felt good but didnt dull the pain or make it stop or anything. He made me a bowl of cereal but didnt get a chance to eat it as my water broke. I thought the baby had kicked me thats exactly what it felt like but felt a huge gush come out. I told Mal and he rang the maternity ward and told them. They didnt believe us but said we had to go in anyway as we had called them 3 times. They asked what colour it was and it was clear.

The pains were getting really close together and the 25min(peak hour traffic) car ride was pretty crappy. I had about 8 contractions then had to walk across the car park and get to the second floor. I kept having to stop and people were looking at me. Some nice lady asked if I wanted a wheel chair but I declined. LOL We got there at 8am.

Got up to the second floor and sat on the toilet for a while. Oh yeah forgot to add when I was at home about every third contraction I felt like I had a funny tummy and was getting rid of what was in my bowels and bladder. (making space for the huge baby I was about to have!!)

They were expecting me anyway as my OB didnt cancel my induction from the previous week. So I sat in the assessment room and got hookedup for 20 min and baby was fine and she said yeah I was having contractions.( No shit sherlock!!) The whole time I was thinking I will jst ask for an epidural when I get into the birthing suite!!

So they said yep you can go into the birthing suite and the midwife examined me and said Wow you've done really well you are 7cm. I said Thank fuck for that!! I had also started dry wretching because the pain was getting bad. She asked me if I had thought about pain relief and said I can have gas and air, she said its too late to have pethidene as baby will get too sleepy and an epidural but it might be a bit late. I didnt say anything and Mal said she wants to try naturally. I kind of just laid there on my right side and looked at the wall. I kept breathing too fast and they told me to slow down as I would pass out. Focusing on slowing down your breaths helped a bit I think.

I had some contractions which get worse and then my body pushed. I screamed Pushing Im pushing!! The midwife who had taken over from my midwife for her 15 min tea break examined me and said I was 10cm. She called my OB and she came in(for the first time!)
And said you've been talking to this baby haven't you! lol My midwife came in and said I only left for my tea break and now you ready to push!!

So she said you are not going to be able to breathe this baby out, it is too big you are going to have to push with everything you have, all the muscles down there (pelvic floor and the ones you use to do a poo!!)

Each contraction she told me where the baby was and what step we were up to and OMFG never have I experienced the pain that I felt. Not putting anyone off but I dont think you guys will have a huge chubba like me. I thought this had to be it but no the baby just had their head on the inside of my vagina still. I felt it, it was slimy. They monitored the baby and they were fine the entire time.

When you have the head a bit sticking out you feel heaps of pressure but dont have a contraction so it has to stay there and you have to catch up on your breaths and that freakin hurts to. I got a bit upset once and had a tiny cry and said it hurts. They just encouraged me and said how amazing my body was how it was responding and all the work I was doing. I felt the baby turn around but cant remember what it felt like. Eventually the head was out but I did not feel any relief whatsoever. Mal kept looking when the midwife kept telling him to, when the head crowned, when the hrad was out. He said I looked really stretched. hahahahahah lmao He said it looked like a boy and it had heaps of dark hair.


Then the shoulders were ready to come out, which was just as bad as the head coming out!! Well I thought so anyway. The OB must've put her fingers in there to pull the body out because it effing hurt!!! I screamed like I have never screamed before each time I pushed. I nearly passed out twice as I was pushing so much and holding my breath. They held her up and put her on my chest, I saw it was a girl! I looked at Mal who had been at my left hand side the whole time, I had gripped his hand the whole time with my arm stretched out pushing against his hand. I told him its a girl and he had tears in his eyes and was smiling.The cord was short so couldnt hold her up much but we left it a few minutes then Mal cut it, They gave me an injection and she pulled the placenta out and a gush of liquid came out, that felt sooo good, the biggest relief ever.

I didnt tear or have to be cut, but had a few grazes. She weighed in at 9pounds 5 ounces (4.205kg) and she was perfect. My vagina was so swollen for 3 days afterwards I literally had to get Mal to help me walk to toilet, change my pad, help me get on the bed,literally everything. I couldnt pee properly either, and pee'd myself alot lol but Im fine now and have been working on my pelvic floor muscles. I couldnt feel them after I had her for a while. I am still a bit swollen, but i feels ok down there, I havent looked yet, maybe I will in a few weeks. I used their 'ice' pads which felt amazing and the first few days my pee stung my grazes so bad, I had to lean while on the toilet so my pee would fall the other way.

Im breastfeeding her and I have really good milk supply, so much so that I had to express as they got so huge and lumpy and I was crying, but it felt so good once I had done so. Some of the midwifes at the hospital werent that good and didnt show me how to feed and on the first day they had to give her a bit of formula as her blood sugar got too low. There were 2 good ones and if I had had them the first day when I had her they wouldnt have had to do that which Im upset about but she is ok now. My nipples were sore cracked and bleeding the first 5 days but doesnt hurt at all now and no gross nipples. It would have been a little bit latching wrong when we first started off and Im guessing my nipples getting used to getting sucked all the time!!

I still dont know what Im doing lol or why she is fussing but I will learn soon enough, She doesnt cry much and puts her head to the side and opens her mouth when she is hungry, She is so cute I love her so much. She has leaked out of her nappies a few times but that is breast milk for ya.lol

She is 12 days old now and I cant wait to read all your stories. Glad everyone that is preggers is going well.

Puppymom glad to see you finally have progress, its getting exciting for you!!

BABY D congratulations Im so excited for you!!

JBell You sound super super busy and happy! Have you set another time when you will be ttc or just going to leave it for now.

I have probably left out heaps but let me know if you want to know anything else. I have to get up like 3 times during the night so will be stalking you all!!


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Old Nov 19th, 2012, 05:49 AM   169
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Old Nov 19th, 2012, 06:32 AM   170
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Oh wow! Just wow wow wow --- I have welled up. Simply -- she is stunning! Ahuge well done sweetie x Wish I could meet her for cuddles but sending some virtual ones xxxx



 
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