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Old Jan 12th, 2018, 17:22 PM   1211
Rach87
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Ha sander mines exactly the same. Waiting for a decent bump! Though Im also not because I dont like random people trying to touch me lol. Last pregnancy I popped around 19 weeks. This time ive popped the past couple days so Im sure it’ll be here soon!



 
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Old Jan 12th, 2018, 21:33 PM   1212
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Argh I lost a whole post replying to each person individually! Boooo!!!

In summary, love all of the names and everyone's bumps look great and YAY for the scans and OMG yes I can't believe we are halfway!

I'm also not quite showing as overtly pregnant yet and get looks at my swollen tummy like maybe or maybe not?? by people lol. I def. have to wear tight clothes to show off bump.

I was saying I am getting daily headaches in the evening--- taking Tylenol nearly every day, trying not to but eventually I give in. Sigh. As of last week my BP was fine and I've been getting them most of the pregnancy. Have OB appt next week and I'll double check with him what I should do.



 
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Old Jan 13th, 2018, 11:29 AM   1213
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Weirdly my pregnancy app said today that headaches can be really common Allie, hopefully they'll stop soon for you.
Its always worth asking someone about though.

I'm feeling a bit achy when I walk around today but I've had some proper kicks, this morning I was lying in bed and could easily feel a couple of the kicks from the outside. I don't know why but I think this baby will be a bit taller than my last and maybe a boy.
The girls in my family are quite short, I'm 5'2. I can't wait to know now!



 
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Old Jan 13th, 2018, 14:35 PM   1214
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Great news, curious!

PG, I've already put on a stone too. I can't stop eating junk. Very little else appeals to me which doesn't help. That's also unusual for me in pregnancy.

I'm definitely showing. I didn't pop until after my 20 week scan with Róise, but people are already looking at my tummy a bit askance & I'm just past 18 weeks. I'm wearing baggy clothes to try to hide it as I don't want people to know til after my 20 week scan, but that's 2.5 weeks away so it's unlikely I'll get away with it that long :/



 
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Old Jan 13th, 2018, 14:47 PM   1215
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Thanks ladies!

I’m loling at the idea of ever having been able to hide this pregnancy. This was me going through my maternity clothes at 12w. Luckily I had the early blood test so I felt comfortable coming out with it soon after this!



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Old Jan 14th, 2018, 14:52 PM   1216
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, I have discovered something that I should have known about my disorder that may help me win the doctors over about a VBA2C. So with my condition I can NOT be in any kind of UV rays, (sun, halogen lighting, fluorescent lighting) that kind of thing. With both of my previous csections the doctors have used their lights (operating room lights, HORRIBLE for me) they would cut one off or whatever. Anyway, with my first I had a horrible experience, I was in and out during surgery, had horrible pains and should not have, and afterwards I could feel that I was "burned" internally. My scar reopened in holes for over 2 months after my surgery.
With my second it wasn't AS bad but healthwise I could have died. My blood pressure plummeted, I felt the "burning" I feel afterwards and dealt with months of burning.

I have to discuss with the doctors but it is either I have a VBA2C or they risk me dying because of the surgery. I am extremely lucky I made it through the first two. So many with my condition that just don't know or don't think do end up dying. It's scary! The other option is the hospital investing special filters for the light but honestly they'd have to get them anyway because if I do a VBA2C and an emergency happens, they would need the filters on the lights or I could still die.

I am now scared out of my mind and just praying my doctor will listen to me. Most doctors don't for the sole reason of "I'm the doctor not you"



 
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Old Jan 14th, 2018, 17:34 PM   1217
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That sounds absolutely terrifying Eppgirl! You need to inform the doctors so you can get as many plans into place as possible.
I've not heard of it before but it's very important to understand so that you can tell people. I know doctors are good but they don't know everything.



 
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Old Jan 14th, 2018, 22:00 PM   1218
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It is! The worst part is that it is rare, there are maybe two doctors that I've seen my whole life (and I've seen a lot) that have even HEARD of it. A lot of them don't even look up what it is and just say well stay out of the lights. It is SO much more than that. I am missing the enzyme that breaks down the porphyrins from the sun and UV lights but that's not all, it affects the liver, gall bladder, stomach, it's in the bone marrow so affects all the joints in my body. I am considered anemic, BUT I also don't have the enzyme that breaks down iron sooo I get an overload of iron but because my liver can't process the iron it looks like my iron is low. There are like a million things. When doctors do tests it LOOKs like I have a hundred different disorders but it's all linked to my EPP. I also have immature red blood cells so my oxygen is honestly not that great but it looks like my oxygen is at 100%.

So all in all my health is not great. I am constantly in pain. And if I have to go outside at all or be in UV lights at all it is 100 times worse.



 
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Old Jan 15th, 2018, 10:33 AM   1219
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My energy levels are so crap! I feel like theres so much I need to do. I go between nesting and cleaning like crazy to just doing nothing lol.

I'm getting impatient now! Can't wait to meet this little man in around 20 weeks time



 
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Old Jan 15th, 2018, 10:50 AM   1220
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It is! The worst part is that it is rare, there are maybe two doctors that I've seen my whole life (and I've seen a lot) that have even HEARD of it. A lot of them don't even look up what it is and just say well stay out of the lights. It is SO much more than that. I am missing the enzyme that breaks down the porphyrins from the sun and UV lights but that's not all, it affects the liver, gall bladder, stomach, it's in the bone marrow so affects all the joints in my body. I am considered anemic, BUT I also don't have the enzyme that breaks down iron sooo I get an overload of iron but because my liver can't process the iron it looks like my iron is low. There are like a million things. When doctors do tests it LOOKs like I have a hundred different disorders but it's all linked to my EPP. I also have immature red blood cells so my oxygen is honestly not that great but it looks like my oxygen is at 100%.

So all in all my health is not great. I am constantly in pain. And if I have to go outside at all or be in UV lights at all it is 100 times worse.
That sounds very scary. I hope you find answers or a way to make things as safe as they can be

Do you have three boys at the moment and are you finding out what this one is? TO change the subject sorry. Just curious



 
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