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Old Oct 10th, 2017, 00:54 AM   1181
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So glad you are moved out Lucy and settled in at your aunt. Hopefully you can rest now almost time for your appointment whoohoo

Fluffy, really amazing to see that little teeny tiny human go crazy in there, soon you will start to feel those moments when is your next appointment? If you got a nub shot at your previous appointment post it and we can guess the gender, thats if you are finding out? Also, if you are finding out, eat something sweet before your next appointment so baby can move around and its easier to see the gender. Goodluck telling the family, I felt relieved after everyone knew hehe.

Ttc, it felt like yesterday when we both got our BFP and look at us now, you are delivering your baby today, Ill be thinking of you today!

I cant believe another week has gone by OB appointment early tomorow morning, and im also 37 weeks tomorow



 
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Old Oct 11th, 2017, 07:10 AM   1182
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Csection booked for next week Tuesday, my placenta is calcified and the flow to baby is 'okay' - lots of amniotic fliud though, which is good. OB checked my cervix and its not ripe enough for normal labour yet, so she doesnt want to do induction.



 
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Old Oct 11th, 2017, 09:25 AM   1183
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Nita, we want to find out the gender but we won't have to guess We're going for a prenatal scan and blood test (like the Harmony test, just a different brand) next week and while the point of the test is to check for Down Syndrome, you also get to find out the gender. The pictures are a little blurry since little pea was moving so much. You can't see anything that's worth guessing at from the angle anyway though.

Definitely looking forward to telling all the family this weekend and then most of our friends (hubby is dying to tell his work colleagues, haha) next week. NOT looking forward to telling my employer though, still expecting that they will be majorly pissed and that will be the end of me at this university (sadly completely normal in academia and with fixed-term contracts, nothing you can do about it legally).

Next week Tuesday, that's so close!! How are you feeling about it?



 
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Old Oct 11th, 2017, 09:51 AM   1184
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Wow Fluffy, those bloodtests to tell the gender are very new as far as I know, and they are not available everywhere yet (not here though) we found out the gender at the 16 week scan. let us know the gender when you do find out.

I had a very long appointment with my OB about the risks and the safest option to give birth. She is willing to do induction if I really want to (and thats why she checked my cervix) but with the current state of my cervix she wont be able to handle it and it will end up being an emergency C-section. She said the safest option is a planned Csection. Waiting for natural birth to start is not an option - my placenta is already too calcified and the flow to baby is only ókay - she must be delivered at 38 weeks (considered full term here) and since she is growing absolutely zilch there is no reason for here to stay in me. I read many stories online similiar to mine and in my heart I know I made the best decision - its still a process to mentally prepare myself, but baby comes first - always! I'll be ready to meet her next week Tuesday. I am really excited and scared at the same time



 
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Old Oct 11th, 2017, 13:08 PM   1185
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Nita I’m so glad for your ob. I think you’re doing the wisest thing. Prayers for you!

I had my baby at 5:25pm yesterday. And he was 5lbs 11oz!



 
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Old Oct 12th, 2017, 00:04 AM   1186
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Thank you ttc congratz on your little boy. Is everything Ok with him? (Is he spending some time in NICU?) and how are you doing? Hope everything went smooth and you get to go home soon.



 
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Old Oct 12th, 2017, 09:46 AM   1187
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TTC congratulations!!!!!!! I assume everything went smoothly? Hope you and baby are doing fabulously!!

Nita, I can't wait for you to meet your baby girl! Sounds like you are making the safest decision you can for your baby, prayers for that everything goes smoothly!!!!

12 weeks today.



 
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Old Oct 17th, 2017, 12:25 PM   1188
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Nita, today is Tuesday, prayers that everything goes smoothly!! Looking forward to your updates!!!!

Had my 12 week appt yesterday. It was short, no u/s, just doppler. DH laughed at me but didn't say a word to the doc about my having bought a doppler, lol. Listened to the heartbeat, felt my uterus and sent me on my way. Apparently the 16 week appt will be the same, plus blood tests. Won't get to see our little one again until 20 weeks. Going to be very, very hard to be patient. But it is so, so nice knowing I can listen for the heartbeat when I am feeling nervous.

Sarah, how are things going for you? No more complications I hope? TTC, are you home and everything going well? Fluffy, hanging in there? You should be done with your first tri now right? I am almost there!!!



 
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Old Oct 18th, 2017, 06:44 AM   1189
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Congratulations TTC!! Hope you and baby are well

Thinking of you today Nita! Hoping everything goes smoothly and that you and baby will be well taken care of.

Yay for passing the 12 week mark Lucy! I was considering getting a doppler too before, but then what if I can't find the heartbeat one day because baby is in a bad position for it and I drive myself nuts ^^" So I decided against it. Now, I feel so much safer already, so I won't get one.

I'm 13+1 today. We went and had an optional prenatal checkup today, which involved having some blood taken (for the Harmony test, which tests for Down Syndrome) and had an IN DEPTH ultrasound. And I mean it - it took about an hour and he showed us every single organ and bone. Not kidding, every finger, every little organ and how the blood vessles connect to it, everything. Even the different parts of the heart and brain, such detail!! The ultrasound was to check for a variety of things that the blood test doesn't check for, and I'm so relieved to say, *everything* is perfect. ^^ Baby was super active, but we still got a bunch of super cute pictures. He even made a guess at the gender, but we're not telling anyone until the end of next week, when we find out for certain anyway as we get the results of the blood test then.

Lucy, I think I won't be getting a scan at my next gyno appointment either, but I'm not sure. She said she will start doing CTG (doppler) in January, so I don't know what the two checks I have before then will entail... but we shall see Who knows, you might get to feel your little one before you next see him/her! I'm *so* looknig forward to that even though I know it will still be well over a month before either of us can feel anything.



 
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Old Oct 18th, 2017, 11:02 AM   1190
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Fluffy, I waffled on the doppler too. Thought about it, decided against it, and then changed my mind again. To each their own I suppose! For me I have no regrets. I don't let myself obsess over it; I am only using it about once a week, and that has been enough so far to keep me off of google searches for mmc, lol. The first time I used it I couldn't find the heartbeat, but I knew not to freak. Now I find it pretty easily. I feel safer now too, but it's nice just knowing that I have access to the reassurance.

Jealous of your ultrasound! I told DH I am tempted to go to one of those places that offer ultrasound packages outside of insurance; not sure I can handle not seeing our little one from 8 to 20 weeks! He thinks it's silly and unnecessary, but we shall see. Going to try to tame my crazy, lol.

Excited for you to find out the gender!!! Not sure we are going to find out. I am conflicted on this, but DH does not want to know. We will see what happens!

I thought I might have felt some flutters the other night, but more likely that was just digestion/gas, lol. DH put his hand on my belly this morning and claimed he thought he felt the babies heartbeat, but I am sure that was just wishful thinking. Sweet thought though I am right there with you girl, can't wait to feel our baby move!!



 
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