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Old Jul 24th, 2012, 03:29 AM   1
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For those of us over in TTC who would never have survived without the AWESOME ladies in the "Does anyone else not test early?" thread, a place to rant and rave and be excited about our pregnancies (EEEEEK!!!) without bringing down the fabulous ladies who are still trying (and will join us later)!!

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Old Jul 24th, 2012, 03:42 AM   2
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Woo hoo!
So how is everyone getting along? Things I assume are going along ok for me (no indication they aren't, plenty of grotty indications to suggest they are), but I do really hope my total indifference goes away soon If I start to worry that something isn't right, I do start to worry a bit but otherwise, atm, I'm just - not fussed :\

Am also wondering when is a good point to start pestering about 12 week scan dates. My poor hb has been horribly ill lately and so he could do with a LOT of warning of when the scan will be, so he can legitimately take the time off work, and not get any more aggro from there for being off :\ What do UK people think?



 
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Old Jul 24th, 2012, 04:00 AM   3
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Afraid I can't help you with that one JustMe! I have no idea how things work over there

It feels weird to me that life has just carried on while I'm stuck in this "really? I'm actually pregnant??!" space. Was so weird that all these months I've been waiting for some hint of a line on these tests, and when I finally got it I didn't believe it. At first.

So are you having morning sickness at all? What other symptoms do you have and when did they start?

Oh, and check out my signature!!!



 
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Old Jul 24th, 2012, 04:10 AM   4
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I'm trying to remember when ours came through. Are you opting for the NT Scan? If so it's worth keeping in mind that can't do that one any later than 13+6 (we were literally on the day, and they weren't sure if it would be possible). If you're just having the ordinary scan it might be a little earlier than that.

My midwife appointment was at 10 weeks I think (in fact thinking back it might have been 9 weeks, due to 10 weeks falling on some bank holiday). She booked the hospital for us and sent off for the scan. Now I can't remember the day the letter came through but I do remember my partner pestering and asking me to call to find out what had happened to it. Something tells me it came through at something like 12 weeks for 13+6 (and we were gutted it was so late). That said the later the scan the better your little one will look on the pictures so it's not all bad.

So all in all I think we maybe got a week, 2 weeks notice of the scan.



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Old Jul 24th, 2012, 04:22 AM   5
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LOL I just sneezed and got a massive kick. She doesn't seem to like loud sounds, she always gives me a good hard kick when the alarm goes off in the morning.



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Old Jul 24th, 2012, 04:45 AM   6
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I LOVE your sig! Hehehehehehehe, it still does totally express how I feel so I'm very happy with it

I actually felt fine to start with, bar achy sore bbs (the duvet hurt when it hit them...). About 2 weeks ago (so 6 weeks) I felt like death warmed up and since then I've not been able to face most food (bye bye healthy eating) or exercise (as I've felt so nauseous!). I haven't actually been sick but it's combined really unfortunately with my poor hb being really ill too!

I now seem to be hitting a less nauseous but really have to eat IMMEDIATELY or I do feel sick stage. I am hopeful of regaining vegetables and exercise! Hopeful but not confident

Basically if you start to feel like a wuss, it really is just hormones, rather than you've become a wuss. I feel a bit mugged by my body tbh

And BIG HUGS re the stupid world not getting excited. It's very annoying! WE'RE excited though! And so are you and hb!



 
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Old Jul 24th, 2012, 04:46 AM   7
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Panda, that's really cool Is it odd being kicked from the inside?!



 
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Old Jul 24th, 2012, 05:00 AM   8
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Only the really hard ones, just because they take you by surprise really. Generally it just feels like a muscle spasm, like the kind you'd get in your leg? I was worried it would feel uncomfortable or hurt but you kind of get used to it.



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Old Jul 24th, 2012, 05:11 AM   9
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Hahaha!! Wow, I've never really thought about how that's going to feel!

JustMe, I haven't felt much up to now execpt for the sore bbs! They are SO bloody sore that they wake me up when I roll over at night. Poor DH was so sweet, everytime I rolled over last night he asked me if I was feeling ok. Love that man to bits!!

Well, I called my gynae's office, and the receptionist said that doctor likes to see his newly preggers patients at 6 weeks, so I have an appointment for 8 August nice and early in the morning. I'll be 6 weeks and a few days then. Perfect timing coz he goes away on leave on 9 August!!! Not sure if you can actually see anything on a scan at 6 weeks. He always does those internal ones (ugh) so I guess only time will tell!

In the meantime my horse is going on holiday. Luckily she's nice and young so a good long holiday will only do her good. Going out to the stables later to feed her carrots and cuddle a bit



 
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Old Jul 24th, 2012, 05:49 AM   10
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The scan I had at 6 weeks was an internal one, plastik. You'll see very little but they'll check for the sac and fetal pole. We were quite lucky as we could see her heart beat at that stage but that's not always guaranteed at 6 weeks, so don't worry too much if you don't. The heartbeat just looked like a little light going on and off, it was very strange. But you couldn't see the rest of her at all, just the light. In contrast by 13/14 weeks she looked like a little potato baby with arms! My boyfriend's first reaction was "oh cool she looks like an alien baby now" ... We didn't get a picture at the 6 week one as it was an emergency and there was just nothing to look at but I've attached 13+4 and 20 so you can see what a drastic difference a few weeks makes. Can't wait for Friday to roll around as we're going to finally book our 4D scan!



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