Dis3tnd I think I mentioned to you before my tips for doppler is to make sure your bladder is full and drape your legs off the bed so tummy is taut. I also find it more when I angle the doppler, as you are going behind the pubic bone. hope you find it soon! when is your next scan?
anyone got a scan coming up this week? I have a few weeks till I see my midwife and a wopping 8 weeks till my week 20 scan
Thanks for the tips Sarah, will try both things tonight. However, I have a platform bed so hanging legs off the bed won't really work, not much distance between the bed and the ground! My 12 week scan is when I'm 12w5days on April 9th. Feels like forever from now I'm also only doing the screening for the scan.... will be horrible when I'm at your stage and will have to wait 8 weeks for a scan, but also lovely to be in second tri!
I've read your story about your accident before, but it still gets me so sad - how traumatic and horrible to go through - and to have lost your nail as well! Glad bubs was okay through it all
MY EDD is Nov 27th will have my 8 weeks scan on April 17th.. seems so far away still haha!!
I've added your date in berki xxx
sarah - you have my sympathies hon. We've had some horrid dog fights here and they are always so scary.
When Mr Urch moved in he brought his dogs with him (he had 2 lurchers, I had 2 whippets) his had always been kenneled, mine are house dogs.
His top dog and mine really took a dislike to each other - we tried for 3 years to get them to tolerate each other (using all the tricks we could think of) but it always ended in big fights and even bigger vet bills. Mr Urch got very badly bitten trying to separate one particularly nasty fight...luckily he didn't lose any extremities though!
Eventually, we rehomed the top dog lurcher and brought the other one into the house with the whippets, where he settled in very quickly
Hope your finger mends fast sarah - it's certainly traumatic when things like that happen
AFM I've spent the day at work getting ready for our audits next week - and will be spending the day there tomorrow too as someone else hasn't done what she should have
and today I have started to feel some pressure against my pubic bone, which I'm presuming is Eenie outgrowing his/her current living quaters
thanks everyone! I have jack russells and they have strong teeth, but its still shocking that my fingertip got sliced off in one bite. I dont really remember what happened or feeling it happen. I try to think of a reason for it happening, and I wonder perhaps its for me to know never to leave my baby with these 2 dogs. Not that I would have, but perhaps I might have walked over to the other side of the room with the baby and the 2 dogs there, but now I see how they can just snap and go at it I wouldnt.
urchin interesting the 4 didnt get on but the 3 did. My 2 younger jacks get on, and they were fighting the older one. she is older and they probably sense her weakness. so it could be the same as a baby. the 2 dogs are lovely dogs so it was crazy to see how they snapped.
after all that happened the dr's assured me it wouldnt affect the baby but I was still nervous. so when the midwife found the HB 2 weeks later I burst into tears! all I wanted was for bub and dog to be ok.
It was a top dog rivalry thing Sarah - Digit was the top indoor dog and Bow was the top outdoor dog. The other 2 had always been subordinate dogs - so when Flynn came in, he was used to being a low status dog and didn't really mind that the top dog slot was already taken.
Digit and Bow were both determined to dominate each other, and neither would give ground. Hence the fights (
Even withe all the upset I wouldn't be without my dogs - but like you, I would never leave a young child with them unattended ... even Digit who is absolutely child proof (I've seen him with 2 under-5's hanging off his ears and tail - and he just stood there looking miserable until I was able to get there and help!)
Dis, any luck with the Doppler yet?? I always find it immediately when I do it 1st thing in the morning, laying in bed but after I have gotten up to use the bathroom. Idk why but I have a harder time on a full bladder! He/she is always in the exact same spot when I do it at this time. Today i could hear the baby moving around! So cool. If I try later in the day it takes me a really long time and it's never as loud. I agree with Sarah, I always have the probe angled downward, not straight up and down against ur belly. I've noticed over the past 2 weeks the location is getting higher, plus my nighttime bathroom trips have subsided, so my uterus must be lifting out of my pelvis!! I'm still not showing yet which surprised my OB who said my uterus feels huge, whatever that means. She said it won't be long. Right now I just look bloated. I saw a girl wearing a shirt that said "I'm not fat, I'm pregnant!" I so need that shirt!
yes makes sense about the dogs. we got foxy about 8 years ago from humane society, we think she was about 4ish so she is 12 now. about 5 years ago we found she was just sitting on the bed a lot so we thought getting her a companion would make her a bit livlier. so we got lucy, again a rescue but only 1 yrs old. they seemed fine but foxy slowly stopped playing with her and lucy was getting fat. so we got a 3rd for lucy to grow up with.
the pup would act submissive to lucy so they get along great, but we found they would gang up on foxy. I kinda regretted getting a 3rd and felt so bad for foxy, its like senior abuse! it wouldnt happen much though and just went to the vet once for a small cut on foxy. then last oct they went at foxy over food at my MILs, foxy had about 4 cuts on her that time, and MIL was shocked how they went at her and said it was hard getting them off her. I thought it was a food or them showing off at MIL, thought it would never happen with me.
then that happened, and it was actually the younger dog who started it. we were all sleeping on the bed (I had terrible sickness @ 7 weeks) and foxy made a weird noise in her sleep, and the younger one woke up and lunged. I think perhaps being woken out of her sleep made her snap like that? I couldnt get them off her even with kicking them and my injury happened very early. it was so awful, I remember telling the 911 operator my 2 younger dogs were killing my older one. I thought that was it for her, as it went on so long. Foxy had a horrible large wound on her back, but its slowly healing. She is compeltely separated now and getting loads of love from me. I suppose if they were really trying to kill her they could have, it was all flesh wounds. its almost like they were using her like their tug of war toy we play with.
I love all 3 of them, but it has been hard being affectionate with the younger 2 after seeing what they did. but Ive been trying. the younger one cowers if I ever raise my voice or tell her 'stop' sternly, thats why its so shocking to see how she snapped and they would not listen to me.
Scan is not til 2.45 so I have to find lots of things to do to keep me occupied -
#1 is piddling about on the internet
#2 is cleaning the bathroom
#3 is doing some laundry
#4 is picking up some jewelry that I'm having repaired
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