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02/10/2013 at 06:09
Scan day!!!!!!!!!! Im incredibly nervous and just want to get it done and know baby is ok. Im at work first whixh will pass the time quickly at least. I have to go back to work afterwards so not sure when ill be sble to get backon to uupdate.
P has hand foot and mouth I think as she develped a rash yesterday evening. She's had a temperature with it so we had a very disturbed evening. Once we eventually got her settled I had a load of marking to do so didn't get the early night id hoped for. P's now been up since 5.30 too so its going to be a long day! !
Hope everyone is feeling well
02/10/2013 at 07:22
AR, good luck for the scan. I'm sure everything will be fine, but it's so nerve wracking. Sorry P is poorly, I've heard hf&m isn't too bad overall so hopefully she'll pick up soon.
Afm, a disturbed night here too. J has been running a temp for the last dew days, but I've no idea why, and he woke at 4.15 crying, and wouldn't really settle. Wound up in my bed and settled fine, but left me with 3in of bed so I didn't get much sleep after that. Nothing to report baby wise, still got an iffy tummy, mild cramps from time to time and feeling sick if I get hungry. I'm trying not to eat loads as I don't want to gain as much as last time, but it's hard when it makes you feel better!
02/10/2013 at 07:29
AR - SCAN!!!! Yay. Sorry about P, hope she's better very soon. And hope you catch up on some sleep. Update when you can re scan won't you x
SG - you've a poorly little one too. Hope it's nothing major and it's a restful night. Re the food, I'm a stone up already!! The nausea was just awful, I was eating pastry stuff, French bread, crisps and biscuits constantly, otherwise I'd have been home in bed and not at work so that was the compromise. Hoping to shift a little of it in 2nd Tri, lol
AFM - just exhausted. Working too much but I love the work and I've a chance of making a real difference to the group of companies and putting the department in the best state it has ever been in, it's exciting, but I'm full of cold and desperate for a duvet day!!
02/10/2013 at 07:37
AR I so excited for you!!!
SG does a warm bath help? I find this helps my tummy?
counter- take a day, you deserve it!
Afm- I was up 6 times in the night for the toilet!!! Whilst washing up this morning though I had a really unpleasant sharp pain that went after about 30 seconds. I'm praying it wasn't anything !!!!
02/10/2013 at 07:41
I know I don't belong here anymore but feel like I do!!
AR- good luck today! Hope P gets better soon.
SG - another poorly little one. Hope he gets better soon. The only time I felt sick was when I let myself get too hungry. Luckily it only took something little, e.g a rich tea biscuit to feel ok again.
Counter - don't work yourself too hard! You'll be no use to work if you run yourself into the ground.
AFM- I've taken my own advice and taken my first sick day since being pregnant (only my second in 3 and a half years!). I woke up this morning and can feel my throat is starting to hurt which is usually a sign I'm getting run down. So I've decided to give myself a day to relax, watch trash tv and try to fight it rather than keep going like I usually would. I feel a bit bad but I'm never ill and can do some emails from home so won't get too behind. Just couldn't face the commute today and am so tired.
Plan for today is sofa, tv, blanket, a book and some yummy food! Will also do some research into newborn photo shoots (all your fault Counter!)
02/10/2013 at 07:57
Autumn rose hope scan goes well and w.ork does not drag
spikeygoodness keep meaning to say nice to see an old tri buddy on same tri thread again....how many weeks are you?
Counter hope your cold goes away quickly
flossie get better soon too a day of rest sounds bliss
Afm im 9 weeks tomo:) I git my scan date through for 23rd so 3 weeks today. Only 2 more days at work and im off for 2 weeks so hopefully ill be able to post more x x
02/10/2013 at 07:58
Sorry monnie missed you:) hi getting up 6 times cant be fun you must be so tired x x
02/10/2013 at 09:27
AR- Good luck today! ope P is better soon.
SG- Sorry to hear that you didnt get much sleep. Hope your little one is feeling better soon. I cant help the snacking too, Im normally not a big eater but I cant stop at the moment! Good excuse though.
Counter- Sounds like you really enjoy your work which is nice. Hopefully you can relax tonight.
Monnie- 6 times! That beats my record I think. i woke up last night for a wee then couldnt get back to sleep for ages, then when i finally did i dreamt that i was hoovering as i couldnt sleep, weird! I have had all sors of randoms pains, try not to worry.
Flossy- good on you for taking a sick day. Enjoy resting up :)
ABC- 3 weeks, bet that will fly by. Are you doing anything nice with your time off?
AFM- Had a headache all day yesterday but had lots of fluids last night and feel better today. Having my hair done tonight, cant wait as my roots are awful! Scan day tomorrow, I have th day off work so will try and pop on before and after. Excited and nervous, be glad to finally tell everyone.
02/10/2013 at 09:34
Ooh, a lovely busy thread!
Monnie - 6 times is pants! Poor you. My most is 3 so far but I even resent that because I don't generally nod back off too easily, mainly because my cute little dog is happy I'm awake and wants to lick my face and play!
Flossy - good work! Best to look after yourself now and not let it get too bad. These colds that are going round have really whacked some people so try and rest as much as poss. And have fun on the newborn shoots. Let me know how you get on. I seem to prefer the very simple ones, in mum/dad's arms/hands or on a pillow, not sure I like the 'fun' dress-up ones. They're sweet to see but not for me IYSWIM.
ABC - 9 weeks? That was one of the worst times for me with tired/sick. How are you feeling?
Bertie - always feels nice to have hair done :) And yes, make sure you report back after scan when you can.
I feel smug today as have left for work with a beef stew in the slow cooker and put some washing on too. Some days I could barely get myself showered and out of the door and I feel sorry for hubby (he's 100% responsible for the decorating and I'd normally get right stuck in!) so am trying to even the load a bit. I feel all housewife-y ha ha ha!!
02/10/2013 at 12:50
Seems like everyones in the "no sleep/over tired" boat today, that or cold which *touch wood*, i have neither so far.
AR - hope your scan has gone well.
Bertie - Good luck for your scan tomorrow!
I called my doctors yesterday and have my first midwife appt, next thursday. Had to tell my boss as only appt was 11.20-12.20. Which is abit pants but I have no annual leave left and this way its fully paid.
I'm really scared of losing this baby. Abnormally so i think. other than sore boobs, lower back ache and the occasional "bleh" feeling in my tummy i have no symptoms. I dont know why I'm so scared. Well, correction, I know why, because obviously it would be horrible, what i mean is, I dont know why I cant shake this fear. Its almost like i'm constantly preparing myself for the worst.
H's ex wife had a chromosome missing so she had a lot of miscarriages (18) before they had their daughter so H has said he doesnt want to get too excited. Hes aware of what can go wrong and its a defense mechanism for himself. Occasionally he turns to me and declares proudly "We're having a baby!" but other times he doesnt like to talk too much about it so that he can keep a certain distance almost. I dont know if its because of his fear that I've got the fear now or what it is. I'm still temping, i know i should stop, but I feel its my only way to be prepared. I think I may have to put the thermometer back downstairs and ignore it. Are any of you this scared? I guess after 6 months of trying it just feels so amazing that I dont want it to end.
02/10/2013 at 13:06
Yes WW, I am also scared and I won't even talk about some of the fears that go around my head, every hour of every day, because they are absolutely awful and tragic and not for sharing. I mostly say nothing to anyone, including my husband. And I bet we aren't the only ones...
02/10/2013 at 13:13
Just nipping back on to let you all know everything is fine!! One very wriggly and lively baby in there. Measuring almost spot on for dates so EDD is 11th April. Soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo relieved i can't tell you!! Will try and put a pic up this evening.
02/10/2013 at 13:15
I'm constantly scared. For every good thought I have, I seem to counter it with a thought of something that could go wrong. I think in some respects the internet makes things harder, I've lurked on so many forums, read so many sad stories it's hard to not think 'what if?' I thought things might be easier after the 12 week scan and for about two days it was! But now I still don't feel pregnant but I feel so attached to this baby I'm overthinking everything again. I hope after the 20 week scan when I'm feeling kicks it'll be easier to be reassured, but that still feels like a long time away.
Cross posted with AR - Congrats on the scan!! Look forward to seeing a pic later!
02/10/2013 at 13:19
I think the fear comes with being a praent. I remember when i was pregnant with P i mentioned it to my mum and she says it never goes away, your fears just change but you still worry about them every day. I sometimes have horrific flashes of P getting awful illnesses or being in an accident. It's horrendous to think about it but sometimes you can't keep your absolute worst fears from poking their head out!!
02/10/2013 at 13:28
WW- It is a big worry. i really underestimated how scary and owrrying being pregnant would be. As for symtoms I have mentioned this to others but I didnt have much, sore boobs at night time and bloating. didnt get tiredness really until about 9 weeks, no actual sickness. Everyone is different :)
Flossy- i agree looking on forums etc you are exposed to so many sad stories.
Has anyone had their flu jab yet? I have mine tonight. Do I need to take anything?
AR!!!!! So glad for you. That's wonderful. You'll be relieved. Well done! x
02/10/2013 at 13:29
And add yourself to the '14 due dates :D
02/10/2013 at 13:31
Flossy, I could have written your post, the search terms I have put to Mr Google make me wince. I wasn't attached in my previous pregnancy, and now I am - very much so - I'm petrified of the hurt I could suffer...
02/10/2013 at 13:32
Bertie - my jab is next weekend; neither letter nor phone call suggested I need anything.
02/10/2013 at 13:34
congrats AR !!!
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