2014 March Rainbows

Discussion in 'Pregnancy After A Loss' started by Hippielove, Jun 13, 2013.

  1. amytrisha

    amytrisha Mother, fiancé, housewife

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    :lol: it'll be interesting to see your bump when baby moves! My bump has recently popped out, it's not huge but it's perfect I love it :)

    Is anybody planning on asking to take over this thread? So we can update the front page x
     
  2. Tricia173

    Tricia173 Mama to sweet baby boy

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    So found out today that I failed the 1 hour gestational diabetes test. I cried and cried.. Of course this doesn't mean I have it at this point now I start this special diet tomorrow and take the 3 hour test Tuesday. I am really scared to have this.
     
  3. mummy2o

    mummy2o Well-Known Member

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    I spoke to my cousin this morning and feel a lot better towards her, if that makes sense. I think it was mainly shock, tiredness and hormones. I'm not thrilled she's pregnant too as it will be the 3rd baby my family will have next year, with her sister being first, then me and then her. So my LO won't run out of people to play with.

    Amy your carrying really well for a FTM and your bump looks really cute! Your don't want a massive bump right yet as I find the bigger it is the more uncomfortable you are.

    Tricia sorry you failed the 1 hour test. Were I live we only do the 2 hour test so I had that yesterday and just waiting for the results. Been told they won't come in until after Christmas so I can enjoy in peace. Which is great, as I wasn't planning on waiting until Christmas eve to go food shopping just in case and I've got so much junk
     
  4. patch2006uk

    patch2006uk Well-Known Member

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    I declined the GTT on the basis that I've never had GD before and I'm having regular growth scans anyway, so anything worrying will be picked up between those and regular midwife appointments. I think failing the 1 hour is reasonably common - that's why they do the 3 hour one too. Try not to worry yet - it's pretty easily managed with diet in most cases. I've had a few friends with it, and other than having to keep pricking their fingers, they've had no lasting problems :flower:
     
  5. BeachChica

    BeachChica Finally a mom!!! :)

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    Hi girls! Sorry I have been MIA... We finally closed on our new house this past Friday and trying to get settled before the holidays.

    Tricia - I failed my glucose test as well and going back for the 2 hour one Monday.

    Thanks for the info on taking over the thread. I will look into it as soon as I can unless someone else wants to. Here is the current update:

    Tricia173- March 1, 2014, Boy!
    Twinmummy06 - March 5th 2014, SURPRISE!
    Patch2006uk - March 10, 2014, SURPRISE!
    CountryMomma - March 11, 2014 GIRL
    Amytrisha - March 12, 2014 BOY
    Mummy2O - March 14, 2014 GIRL
    honeyprayer - March 19, 2014 GIRL
    Staysea - March 20, 2014 BOY
    Beachchica - March 28, 2014 GIRL
     
  6. amytrisha

    amytrisha Mother, fiancé, housewife

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    Mummy2o - I'm glad your feeling better about the situation now :hugs:
    Thank you! I think my body has been refusing to pop haha, I agree I love it the size it is. It's already a big change to me so imagine when I'm full term :shock: :lol:

    Tricia - Sorry to hear! I hope the next test comes back fine, I agree with patch though it's easily controlled :hugs:

    Beach - Congratulations on your new house! No, no, you can do it :haha: you just have to post a thread in forum help :).
    good luck for Monday x
     
  7. Tricia173

    Tricia173 Mama to sweet baby boy

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    I got the dreaded news today, I do I fact have gestational diabetes :(. My only concern is that I feel like This test should have been done sooner, I will be 31 weeks tomorrow. I think most people find out sooner and can get it under control sooner, I just worry about baby....
     
  8. patch2006uk

    patch2006uk Well-Known Member

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    I wouldn't worry too much - the GTT is offered generally at 28 weeks, then you're called back about a week later if they need to offer you a longer one, so it can't be picked up much before 30 weeks in most women unless they're displaying serious symptoms. The biggest concern really is baby's size, and as long as you keep your blood sugar under control from now on, you should be ok :) At least know you know it's something to keep an eye on and you can get looked after properly :flower:
     
  9. BeachChica

    BeachChica Finally a mom!!! :)

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    Hi girls! Hope everyone had a nice Christmas!

    Oh no Tricia - hopefully they can get it under control quickly. I just did my 2nd glucose test this week so now I'm worried about mine.

    So I have a question about feet... Mine are killing me and they are really red around the heel. I have been on my feet a lot lately with the new house (which I am not used to because I sit all day at work) but they were starting to hurt before this. They are not too swollen but I am also getting peeling skin between my toes (similar to athletes foot, but without the sores). Anyone else experiencing any of this?
     
  10. Tricia173

    Tricia173 Mama to sweet baby boy

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    My feet are sore more as well lately, it doesn't take much
     
  11. mummy2o

    mummy2o Well-Known Member

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    Tricia I'm sorry you got GD :( I'm sure it will be under control quickly.

    As for feet, mine have been fine. This is good considering they were swelling so much in first trimester it was painful to walk at times. As for dry skin on your feet try moisturising with an E45 cream or similar. That does wonders for my feet. OH has to apply it though as I just can't bend down to do them any more :(
     
  12. BeachChica

    BeachChica Finally a mom!!! :)

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    Hi girls! How is everyone doing? Are you girls starting to have your showers and getting your nursery ready? We went to Babies R Us last weekend and DH almost had a nervous breakdown! It was a bit overwhelming as this will be our 1st and we have no idea! We booked an appointment the next day at another store where the representative spent about 4 hours going through each dept with us which was a little better. There are just so many things and so many choices!!
     
  13. honeyprayer

    honeyprayer Mommy to Lily :)

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    We have started to buy already :)

    So far, we've bought:

    - bassinet
    - crib and crib mattress
    - crib sheet set with matching mobile (so cute!)
    - wall decorations for nursery (doing a butterfly theme)
    - baby bath tub
    - car seat

    We were given a stroller, swing and vibrating chair thing from a friend and I received some clothes, diapers and a diaper bag for Christmas. Even though we've started, there's still more to buy! But it's definitely fun ;)
     
  14. Tricia173

    Tricia173 Mama to sweet baby boy

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    I have my shower next Saturday. We have had the crib and dresser for months, last month we got a bedding set, and the car seat /stroller combo. We are definitely getting there, looking forward to seeing what the shower brings us :)


    I just cannot wait to meet this little guy :)
     
  15. patch2006uk

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    I'm getting more anxious as I get further on tbh. All we need to buy for this one is a few newborn size clothes, as we gave charley's to the hospital to use for any babies who needed them, and I don't think I'll be able to face buying them until right at the end. We already have everything else from when I had my first, and we bought everything that needed replacing last time.

    I don't want to wish the next 9.5 weeks away, but it still seems so long to wait. It's my eldest's birthday a week on Sunday, and then charley's anniversary a month later, and by then I'll be 36 weeks or so. We've got hospital appointments 3 days next week (scan, midwives and consultant midwife). Hopefully being busy will help time not to drag too badly.
     
  16. amytrisha

    amytrisha Mother, fiancé, housewife

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    We've got our crib and swing to buy that's pretty much it. A few toiletries but can get them from anywhere :)

    I don't blame you Patch, completely understandable :hugs: I hope the next few weeks do fly by for you.
    We will all have our babies in our arms safe and sound before we know it x
     
  17. patch2006uk

    patch2006uk Well-Known Member

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    Little update - had another growth scan today and baby is measuring well for dates (actually measuring slightly ahead, but I know how inaccurate these things can be!), and is now head down rather than transverse, so that's one less thing to worry about! Seeing the community midwife tomorrow to see how my 28 week bloods were, and then seeing the consultant midwife on Friday to discuss the best ways to induce following a c-section.

    9 weeks still feels like forever away, and my husband goes back to work tomorrow after being off since 20th december. I've planned lots of crafty things for me and DS to do to keep us entertained in the house, so hopefully that'll help time to go by reasonably.

    I keep struggling to get to sleep, and then waking in the middle of the night, and then waking at about 5am and not being able to get back to sleep. Nothing more irritating than being awake when no-one else is and knowing you'll have no energy through the day, but there being nothing you can do about it!

    How's everyone else doing? x
     
  18. Tricia173

    Tricia173 Mama to sweet baby boy

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    Patch- I know exactly what you mean about sleep, I am in the same boat! I have spent many days overly exhausted due to lack of sleep!
     
  19. Tricia173

    Tricia173 Mama to sweet baby boy

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    Hope everyone is going well!

    Afm, still chugging along with this horrible gestational diabetes. I now have about 4 appts a week, this week I had a fetal monitoring Monday, tomorrow I meet with a fetal maternal specialist because I can't get my sugars under control even with a strict diet. The Friday I have another fetal monitoring then a regular dr appt. whew.. Last week dr said it was measuring bigger than he would like, and I will not be going to my due date... At my appt tomorrow we will see how big baby actually is, hopefully he isn't too big at this point.
     
  20. BeachChica

    BeachChica Finally a mom!!! :)

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    Hi girls - Everyone has been quiet in here! How is everyone feeling?

    Tricia - sorry you are going though this. ugh as if you haven't dealt with enough already and now the GD! Are you happy about not going until your due date or not?

    AFM - just trying to get my registries set up and ready for our little arrival. I ordered my baby furniture about a week ago but they told me about 6-8 weeks until it will be in so I hope that's not the case. We are really having a hard time deciding on a car seat - we really like the CityMini GT Stroller so trying to find a good carseat that is compatible has been tough - we are down to 3 options: Chicco Keyfit30, Graco Snugride35 or the Britax B-safe. Anyone have any experience with those?
    Other than that, I have my growth scan this Thursday. I am looking forward to seeing our little bean as it seems like forever since we saw her last!
    We started our child birth classes last week and have our second one tonight. Lots of good information!
     

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