Thanks Brit! :-) I have been stalking your pregnancy journal now and again and I love the colors of your nursery. Can't wait to see the end result.
Hg survivor and Bella, my heart really goes out to you ladies. All I can say is I hope it passes really soon and you start feeling like your old selves again. After I suffered with "normal" all day morning sickness (*but I could still keep most meals down) I am really sympathetic to anyone who suffers with it or especially with HG sickness.
Bella I wasn't expecting to find out the gender out so soon either. I used to do ultrasound scans as part of my job a few years back and my husband is a doctor who has worked in obstetrics and also does obstetric ultrasounds...then the ultrasound Tech we had yesterday was very experienced and she said that she saw her own sons gender at 12 weeks as well and her daughter's gender at 13 weeks. It all depends on the quality of the ultrasound machine, the actual baby of course, and the position of course. Also it is still only 90% sure according to her. But my husband and I saw "it" so clearly as well that we are sure. I had this whole thing planned with finding out the gender at 18 weeks...but o well we are pretty stoked to put in mildly. I wasn't suprised honestly. ..I dreamt it was a boy and just had a feeling.
strawberry that is so cool. i have my 12 week us on wed i will make sure to ask. hopefully they will be able to see. i just want to know so that when i feel better i can start shopping.
ladies have you been shopping at all? what have you bought so far?
hg survivor - i am glad that you felt better after hospital stay are you still better? i wish i could say i was. i am stuck to bed still. have gotten meds since the start but none of them help so far. now the worst part of my day is the chest pains, which is common when having been dehydrated. not being able to breath. i can't wait till time passes. i understand your feeling alone and the whole have you tried ginger. it is is hard for ppl that haven't had hg to relate sometimes and they just want to help but i understand it can be frustrating sometimes. luckily for me my mom understands because she went through it as did my grandma and aunt. it is very common to have hg if other females in the family has had it. my parents wanted a big family but my mom was so sick that she couldn't handle it so she even aborted a couple of times. they ended up with just my brother and i.
hope you feel better soon.
big hug to you all ladies and please keep updating.
hey ladies, i have also had my 12 week scan. it was wonderful to see our baby. my oh was with of course and enjoyed the scan as well. we can't wait to meet her/him.
i am still sick as a dog and bed bound. but today feels a little better and i think it is because i got to see our baby. wonder if it is a he or she. the tech was super nice but when we asked about gender she said that will have to wait until the next visit.
can i ask you all something? where you live when you did the sequential screening test do they do blood test at week 16 or are the result based only on scan and blood test from first tri? with my dd we did the sequential screening test in the usa and there they asses based on blood taken in first and second tri and the scan but here in sweden they did with only first tri scan and blood.
Hi Bella! Sorry I have been a bit quiet as well... All is well on my side.
I am so happy everything looked so well on your 12 week scan! Lovely pics of your lil bub
I hope you start feeling better soon hun. - i really feel so bad for you having been ill so much. It will all be worth it though. Stay strong. Xxx
I am so happy to be in my second trimester! I still get the occasional queasy feeling or get sick unexpectedly - but its definitely SO much better now. Most days im pretty good most of the time. I still sleep A LOT! but hey after baby gets here there will be much less of that!
Symptom wise - I have started getting some sharp pains when i get up to quick - on either side of my lower abdo/groin area (in hip area) - i believe might be round ligament pain? Did you ever experience it?
Otherwise all good.
We have decided on names for our little baby boy:
Do you have any names yet? Both genders?
Take care and hope to hear from u soon. I will check in more as well. Xxx
hey there strawberry so good to hear from you. glad that you are feeling well for the most part, i can't wait to get there as well. love the name you choose for your baby boy. we still have no names at all but it is because i have been so sick i can hardly talk. once i get better we will get started with all the fun things.
have you bought anything yet or started on the nursery? i can't wait for those days.
stawberry i can't recall having those ligmant pains that you are feeling but i know a few of my girlfriends had them and it was no fun. i hope it is just temporary for you because one of my friends ended up with a cruch for support. well dear i hope you continue enjoying your pregnancy and i hope to hear from you soon. xxx
canthrdlywait - how cool the you are in 3rd tri soon. by the time i get there you will already have had your baby girl. have you started purchasing things or getting nursery ready?
well i hope to hear from the rest of the ladies soon as well.
Hi Bella and all the other locals of this thread I hope you are all doing really well and feeling good!
I just wanted to udate: I had my midwife appointment today - and everything is going great! She felt baby easily and we listened to his heart beat...I totally teared up - it 's so amazing to hear that fast little heart beat. His heart rate was 150 beats per minute which is perfectly normal. She found his heart beat straight away - as in the moment she put the probe on my tummy She (the midwife) said that the top of my uterus is about one finger under my belly button -- so quite high already. She measured my tummy with her tape measure - and said that I measure at about 15 weeks - which is perfectly fine - as you are "allowed" to vary between 3 cm's either more or less.
I was also very surprised to learn (*and felt a bit dumb really for missing it before) = but she showed me that on my first ultrasound report (the one I had at 8 weeks) that it stated that my due date is the 7th of September, and not the 12th as I previously thought! So I am apparently already 16 weeks and 1 day today!!
So very happy with that!
Bella, I hope you will have some relief soon from the MS. How's it going?
We haven't purchased any of the "big" things for the nursery yet - as we are planning on moving before baby comes and wont be in this house - so I have been doing lots of research on which products I want and where to get it from. I have picked a crib and have narrowed the strollers down to a handful of possibilities as well. I have purchased one pillow for the nursery already! It's just a throw pillow to go on the recliner/rocking chair that I am planning on getting. I have decided on doing a neutral champagne/ sandy color with white in the nursery. The pillow is that sandy/champagne/earthy color, with a White Crown picture on it. looks very cute
We've been buying a couple of cute baby boy outfits, some are actually more gender neutral, but some are real BOY stuff
I am feeling good mostly now - so very grateful for that. I just get a bit tired sometimes in the afternoon (like now!) and need to take a nap.
hello ladies - not a lot of activity has been going on in this thread.
canthardly - cool that you are done with nursery please do share some pics
strawberry - how awesome to find out that you are further a long than you thought. i wish that was the case with me but no. haha please do share items that you have bought or plan to buy always nice to get inspiration.
things are not good with me. i have the last 11 days been in the hospital. i am home since an hour ago but only until tomorrow afternoon. i just was given permission because my inlaws are visiting from norway and i wanted to see them outside the hospital for a bit. i have been hooked to an iv everyday since nothing stays and i barley eat or drink anything. will try to log in more from hospital.
ladies please try to keep updating would be nice to follow each others journey all the way through.
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