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06/10/2017 at 19:24
Yay well done Roo, congrats, so pleased for you 🎉 Have a big mocktail!
im jumping on the tired bandwagon! Feel absolutely exhausted today 😩😴
06/10/2017 at 19:50
All clear for the blood glucose test! Celebrating with some cheesecake of course haha!
06/10/2017 at 19:51
Brill news Roo, congratulations! What a relief for you! 🎉
My 20 week scan is this Wed, nervous/excited! Always have that worry that something will go wrong again for us but can't live life like that! Looking forward to seeing baba again. xx
06/10/2017 at 22:38
Eekk, just jumped on to say I'm getting kicks all evening! I've totally forgotten how cute this is! Hello to everyone and sorry for being AWOL, yet again. Will try to come on more often and stay up to date!
07/10/2017 at 07:25
Mel I know exactly what you mean. I envy the women that bounce into these scans so excited and not a care in the world. I sit in the waiting room so nervous im on the verge of tears every time I'm in there!! 20 week scan is an anomaly scan, they are looking for anything that could be wrong and it scares the life out of me!
Tayto that's amazing! Best feeling ever! Can you see them from the outside yet?
07/10/2017 at 08:13
Same here about Berlin nervous before scans with the fear of the past looming over each day. I’m now starting to worry about the midwife appointment and hearing baby’s heart beat but I try and focus on the good things and how lucky we are to have concived and going through this as there are people who can’t .... dont think it helps that I’m not noticing any movement but it’s so early yet and if thos little bean has my genetics for sleep its probably sleeping all the time anyway lol
07/10/2017 at 08:22
Dinky - I feel the same. I've had so many people ask me when my scan to find out if its a boy or a girl and all I can think of is "let me make sure baby is ok first!"
Can't see the kicks from the outside yet but H could feel one which was super exciting. It was much later last time so it's nice to feel it already.
MrsP - that's a good positive mental attitude to have. I used to tell myself the same when we were ttc'ing our first and it was taking so long.
Anyone got any exciting plans for the weekend?
07/10/2017 at 09:44
I’m fortunate that I’ve never been through a loss like some of you ladies, but the 20 week scan is nerve racking. I remember being very anxious with my daughter especially when the sonographer goes quiet for so long and you wonder if she’s found something but isn’t telling you.
Tayto me and OH and dad are off Christmas shopping!! Being super organised this year as we aren’t normally! Also want to miss the Christmas crowds as will be 6-7 months by then and that is no fun! Might pick up a little 💙 outfit too to make it feel more real 😊 what’s everyone else up to?
07/10/2017 at 10:06
Very true Kara - the silence while they scan you is horrible. Enjoy Christmas shopping - you are so organised - well done! I picked up a baby gro for new baby during the week - so super cute!
07/10/2017 at 11:29
They did the heartbeat at my 16 week check and she said it was nice and strong :) the nerves for my 20 week scan are beginning to set in! I’m obviously excited to find out pink or blue but I’m just so scared in case something is wrong, especially that I have the big cyst on my ovary. But I have felt movements almost like clunks and flutters and they break my concentration on what I’m doing to think ‘what was that’ so it definitely must be baby. This is my first so I literally do not know what they’re meant to feel like but I have never felt anything like it so it has to be. I guess I’m just too nervous to think it is baby until I know he or she is okay and things! But so excited at the same time! I’m 17+2 so i guess the movements will become more and more obvious within the coming weeks. I have a Doppler and have quite commonly used it just because I love listening to the sound ❤️ I’m also on the extremely exhausted bandwagon. I’m going to a baby fayre today to have a look around and I am so tired!!
07/10/2017 at 13:27
I'm getting 20 week scan nerves too! Im such a worry wort since my loss and I hate it so much. I'm anxious and aggetated most of the time 😞 I had an awful dream last night that I miscarried and woke up in a fluster ☹️ Brought back some rough memories. I've been tearful all day now and uptight. I feel so exhausted and just having a really bad day I guess 😔 I know I wont stop worrying until this baby is born and i hear that first cry 💕
07/10/2017 at 13:43
I’m with you elexox, the worry is constant but we have to try to be positive. These little ones have gotten this far and those first cries will be the best sound ever! I’m glad i’m not the only one dreading the 20 week scan, we’re all in this together! xx
07/10/2017 at 13:48
Very true Mel - we need to be positive! First cuddles are worth all the worries!
07/10/2017 at 14:18
Nobody can really prepare you for being pregant after a loss I think. For me it’s a constant battle with my anxiety but I’m trying so very hard to keep it at bay. We’re driving back from the father -in-laws and hubby and I were chatting and I explained how I keep getting this feeling that somethings going to go wrong and it’s hard to fight off. My hubby said something but for love not money I can’t remember what, it just clicked that everything would be ok and I felt tones better. It was like someone had switched that part of my mind off and my worries were gone. Felt amazing
with the scans it’s a little easier for me as my aunt works in that department and knows on the Sonographers so it’s a little easier. I didn’t even realise the silence the last time I was fixated on the heart beat on the screen I couldn’t take my eyes off of it.
07/10/2017 at 14:41
I bet it is so hard to focus on the best outcome when you’ve been through a loss. I haven’t had a loss myself this is my first ever pregnancy, but with doing a degree around children I know the ins and outs of pregnancy ‘in the book‘ and am aware statistically of all the things that could happen and I think knowing that has made me nervous. Im 17+2 and still check for blood when I wipe and all sorts. But then it’s my first pregnancy I literally do not have a clue what to expect at all. But we’re all still going and all we can do is stay positive because every day is a step closer ❤️ Xx
07/10/2017 at 15:07
Exactly Roo... I’m just glad for places like this where we can all chat together and support one another 😘😊
07/10/2017 at 16:42
Thanks ladies, I had a nap and have woken up feeling a bit better. I guess my hormones where having a wild one this morning. I still check everytime I wipe too, I don't think that'll go until this baby makes an appearance in march 🤷🏻♀️ My OH is so laid back and never worries about anything so he doesn't really understand why I'm still worrying and isnt very good to talk to about things like this... he just says I need to chill which is stating the obvious really. Its nice to have you all to talk to 💕
07/10/2017 at 17:06
my partner is the same he just is so laid back, he’s my rock but then like I said a few weeks ago he came to me saying he thinks work is causing him some kind of depression and he needs a new job and the only thing he’s happy about is me and baby So he wants a job that is more social hours so he has more home time. So me losing my job and going through all that with him has definitley made us and brought us a hell of a lot closer and even though we’re both scared of the bigger picture like money he has always been my complete rock reassuring me etc! Especially with my cyst. We went to see family the other week and his mum commented on how big ny belly has suddenly gotten which we are so excited about and she turned around and said ‘are you sure it’s not the cyst instead of the baby’ and I literally broke down in tears!!!! Safe to say he stood up for me and told her what a disgusting joke that is! I know he is nervous for the cyst situation and things and me having to have a c section but regardless hes been so supportive and were always talking about our feelings now. I have my new job and I start Monday and he is awaiting confirmation of induction of a new job so we’re defintley on the path to feeling better about everything!
07/10/2017 at 18:36
I’ve lost three babies before this one so i totally get it. I still check everytime i wipe too but hey, the fact that we are all worrying/doing the same things means the anxieties etc we are feeling are normal. Like you all, i’ll not settle until the baby is here. Couldn’t agree with you more roo, it’s lovely to have eachother on here. We’re experiencing the same things at the same time and can support one another when needed. We ‘get it’, perhaps more so than our partners/family/friends do with us at the minute. 💗💗 xx
07/10/2017 at 21:08
Yeah definItley, it’s so nice to have a place where you can write anything/everything and someone else understands. I have been having bleeding after going number 2 again, TMI 😱 but it’s quite bad. I had it around week 8 and then it stopped and it’s started again so I’m thinking of speaking to the midwife about it just to let them know really. Don’t really know why it’s happening so I’d rather speak to someone xx
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