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02/12/2013 at 11:52
We've all been quiet today, hope everyone is okay? I have the start of a cold, yuck. Hoping it doesn't get too bad. Other than that I'm tired as usual, not much else to report. Still waiting for my 12 week scan to come through - getting impatient for a date now!
02/12/2013 at 12:02
Hi Figaro. Oh no! Hope it doesn't get too bad. I had one start last week and it only lasted a day or two and never turned into anything major, hopefully it is the same for you. Have you got your first midwife appointment sorted yet? Sorry, I'm not with it today and can't remember who has what booked when it comes to midwife appointments! Just I seen Candy's post yesterday on weekend thread about scan reassurance wearing off and it made me think about midwife appointments, I know someone who was able to listen to the heartbeat at their booking in appointment (9 week mark). Hopefully we all get the same!
AFM - Feel so rough. Probably should have stayed at home today as really struggling and I'm no good to anyone anyway as all my focus is on trying to make myself feel better. Had a terrible day yesterday, don't think I held any food down. Going straight to bed when I get in tonight, feel like I need to just rest and recoup! x
02/12/2013 at 12:08
Leelee- is it your scab today? Good luck if it is.
Fig I hope you get your date through soon. Are you going to call and chase it?
Pep sorry you're feeling so tough. Are you keeping any fluids down? Have you tried dry cream crackers? I find when I feel at my worst they're the only thing I can stomach. I nibble one slowly and it really helps me.
AFM- I'm feeling sick one minute and starving the next. I've just put some cauliflower cheese in the oven, it's my newest food crush. I hope I manage it. 2 weeks on Thursday until my scan
Yeah I had my booking appointment a week ago, but didn't get to listen to the heartbeat. She just went through a ticky box form which covered medical history etc, took A LOT of blood, gave me a giant folder which screamed MATERNITY is massive 72 point font that wouldn't fit into my bag (so I had to scurry home before I bumped into someone I knew!) and told me I'd get a letter with 12 week scan date. Do you have a date for your booking appointment yet?
Sorry you're feeling so rough Pep, really hope it passes soon. Could you maybe book a couple of days off work? Just to recharge your batteries?
02/12/2013 at 12:12
Imp, I think I'll chase mid week if I haven't heard anything by then. I only had my booking appointment a week ago today, so maybe I'm expecting too much from them to have a scan date already. I just want to start my next countdown!
Hope your cauliflower cheese is nice! Wow, 2 weeks on Thursday, that's come around so quickly! I really hope it flies :)
Pep I'm not sure they normally listen at the booking appt. it's a bit early I think and I imagine they'd have lots of times where they can't find it and cause lots of undue worry and panic.
I think they normally do it at 16 weeks here.
02/12/2013 at 12:18
Imp - Yes, fluids are fine, mostly. Its just some foods. Yesterday I made nachos (why?!) and it was the worst decision e-v-e-r! I think I need to accept that bland foods are best and get some crackers. I have been eating breakfast biscuits in the morning. I think I'm still trying to hang on to eating normal-ish food that normally taste good.... I love food! 2 weeks will fly by :) I feel sick with nerves every time I think of mine... not long now.
Fig - I'd love to but have no holidays left - I've booked them all for over Xmas which is keeping me going at the moment (2 weeks off!). My booking in apt is on the 16th - glad you warned us about the folder, will make sure I take a bag (I often just stick my phone in my trouser pockets).
I did wonder RE heartbeat too and if they couldn't find it how you would panic! At least I know now that it is not the norm.
02/12/2013 at 12:32
Oooh actually I do have a day off at the end of this week! Keep forgetting about that :-D
02/12/2013 at 12:42
A day off will hopefully help, as fig said at least you can catch up on some R&R!
02/12/2013 at 13:34
This is the first time I've posted in a while as I've been spending most of my spare time asleep. I've got so much on at work at the moment I'm getting stressed and the nausea has come back with a vengeance this week, so I'm not exactly on top form!
I hope those who are feeling bad start to feel better soon x
02/12/2013 at 17:47
Hi all. I suspect I'll be talking to myself again but want to jump on and say hi.
Also, was it LeeLee's scan today or did I get that wrong???
AFM - nothing exciting. Glad Monday is over. That's my last full Monday at work this year. WooHoo!!!! Apart from that I'm shattered today and felt nauseous for most of it. All good.
02/12/2013 at 18:37
Of course, CA, you're right, how was your scan LeeLee? Flash us a pic :) x
02/12/2013 at 18:52
Hi ya ladies, thanks Imp, CA and Fig for the mention, yep we had the scan all well and she's dated me earlier by 4 days, not sure how as I would've ovulated really early. She's put me at 13+3 whereas by my dates I am 12+6 and if I go by my first early scan I would be 12+5 :) Not sure what the NT measurement of 2.5mm means but she said it's the right size and ok? Enough about that here's a pic the wriggler was sucking its thumb haha! xx
Duh it's on its side, not sure why maybe because I'm on my phone :)
02/12/2013 at 18:59
Figaro - hope your cold not too bad. I just got over nasty one last week when I lost my voic,e, sinuses blocked, and wondered if it was because my body bit more vulnerable now (I never get ill!) Hope you get a date through quickly!
Pep - hope you get lots of rest and start to feel better
Imp - home time flies before your next scan!
Ixia - nice to see you on this thread. Hope stress at work starts to subside
CA - how nice no more Mondays for the year!
AFM - had my first doctors appointment today. In and out in 5 minutes. She checked my due date from NHS website and then it was being really slow so just put down what I said which is 4 August. I also have a choice of hospitals, which I didnt realise, but went for my local one which is Kingston hospital. Then she told me I would hear from teh hospital with my 12 week scan date 10-12 weeks from now! Told her this is the start of my 6th week so need one in 6 weeks and she said she'd fax over referral form today.
Still feeling super excited, counting down days until 21 december and my boobies feel bit sore which I guess is a good thing!
02/12/2013 at 19:00
Still lurking around :) Lovely scan photo, Leelee, and I bet they'll change your EDD based on measurements now, which would put you just a couple days behind me! I think nuchal measurements up to 3.5mm are considered alright.
02/12/2013 at 19:15
AHHHH wonderful scan leelee! xx
02/12/2013 at 19:36
Ahhh fantastic pic LeeLee!! So pleased all is okay xx
02/12/2013 at 19:55
Leelee what a lovely scan picture, I'm very happy for you.
Cj- I hope you hear soon, what on earth is the doctor in saying you'll hear in 12 weeks? Surely everyone they see us at least 4 weeks pregnant?!
02/12/2013 at 20:15
Thank you ladies :) thanks for the reassurance Wispa, I had my bloods taken to test but we've decided even if it comes back with a high risk we will still go ahead with the pregnancy as long as they don't find something serious :)
I have a cyst on my left ovary which they will check at the 20wk scan to see if it has shrunk, she said there's no harm to the baby :)
Should I go by the new EDD even though I don't think it could be right?
02/12/2013 at 20:58
Great scan pic LeeLee. Glad everything was ok xxx
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