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05/02/2014 at 07:14
Hi all, thought I'd start this morning. Long day Yesterday, 12 hrs at wk so just came home and relaxed for what was left of the evening. Very tired this morn. Hope all of you gave a good day today.
05/02/2014 at 07:33
Hi Raincloud! Hope today is less manic for you and that you feel more refreshed tomorrow. Long days are bad enough anyway bit when you're pregnant it knocks you for six.
Didn't get a good night's sleep last night - a combination of yet another bad storm battering on my window all night, and nervous excitement about the scan and house.....2 more sleeps until scan now....hurrah! Hopefully get out somewhere with O this pm as working tomorrow and then he's off to stay with my parents overnight on Friday x
05/02/2014 at 07:47
Hope everyone is feeling well and trying to get a good nights sleep!
AFM - simply waitingfor hormones to settledown as I am so emotional and weepy its terrible. I hate feeling like this....today in a week is the important scan....
Have a great day everyone
05/02/2014 at 08:51
raincloud - hope you get some rest and feel better tomorrow
Coco - eek, not long to go until your scan! hopefully you'll sleep better tonight
Sue - I've had a lot of the emotions too, find myself welling up at the stupidest things! x
I'm still feeling good, although it went downhill last night - seems to be when I eat too much so need to limit the size of my meals I think. Also had rubbish night sleep, woke early after I'd had a bad dream that I was bleeding a lot - luckily I'm not!
05/02/2014 at 09:31
Raincloud - gosh a 12hr day would kill me at the minute! Hope today isnt so bad.
Coco - hope the storms arent too bad whereever you are. Enjoy your afternoon with O!
Sue - I'm also feeling emotional but it comes and goes.
DD - I can only stomach small meals now, although I'm putting quite a bit of weight on :(
AFM: I feel much better this morning - not sure how long it will last though. Had a good night's sleep up unti about 5am when all I could think about was how I'd feel if the baby turned out to be ginger. I'm a horrible person I know! We have ginger in our family and H is blonde-ish so its a possibility! I knew it was stupid but the more I tried to get back to sleep the more it crept into my head!!
05/02/2014 at 10:16
Raincloud I feel your pain, I did 9hrs yesterday, came home for 3hrs and then went back out to work for 8hrs. Killing me!
Coco - the wind is really loud here too and my bedroom window whistles!! Hope you get a better night sleep tonight and eeek for scan!!
DD I'm only 4 weeks but I already feel like either a full or empty stomach is no good
Browny so glad you are feeling better! My H has a ginger beard when he lets it grow and his mum & brother are ginger so there's a strong possibility.. I'm cool with it, it's H who jokes about shaving it's head off (has done since before I was even pregnant!)
AFM, aside from the stupid long day and sleepiness. I have phoned the doctors up this morning to notify them of me being pregnant, got put through to a lovely midwife and she put me in for my booking apt on 4th march when I'll be 8wks exactly
05/02/2014 at 10:49
Morning all, glad you're all feeling mostly well today. Love the comment about the ginger baby - we have same risk I suppose, OH has the ginger gene. Head hair is mousy, well, greying now, but body hair definitely has a touch of the orange stuff! I don't mind though, I think ginger tots are cute.
I've just got back from a horrible experience at my NHS scan. Don't think I'll be going there again. Appt time 8.40, arrived 8.30 to be told "we don't open until 8.30". I pointed out it was, and was grudgingly allowed into the waiting room. They managed to be running late even though mine was the earliest time. Went in to sonographer, who barely spoke. No people skills, no pointing out what she was looking for or could see, no chattiness. I pity any poor ladies who have her and find a mmc. She spent less than 30 seconds looking at baby, very hurried measurement, then about 4-5 minutes measuring my fibroids, without even telling me what she was doing. Had I not known about them, and had this really been my first scan, I'd have been very confused and upset. No smile, no bedside manner, just appalling. Then had to wait for ages to see a mw to have blood pressure and urine dip done, then was told I had to wait again for the notes to be read by a consultant even though there wasn't one on duty. Eventually was told I could go without seeing one. Oh, and at no time were we offered a scan photo. Doesn't bother me since they were awful images compared to the clinic I'm seeing, and I only had my last piccies on Saturday, but again, if this were my first scan and I didn't also have private care, I'd be appalled. I've made my 16 week mw appt and I think I'll tell the mw I'll stay private for my scans if this is the best the local NHS can do. I know not all hospitals are like this, and it may just hsve been that sonographer but I don't want my 20 week scan there.
Other than that, lazy day today, work tomorrow and hopefully I'll find out what work want me to do for the next 5 months!
05/02/2014 at 11:28
What a shame Barefoot, like you say imagine if it's your first scan or there's a problem or you were on your own or something.
Was everything ok with all the measurements and things though?
05/02/2014 at 11:31
Yes, I think so. I didn't really take much notice since I'd had my detailed 12 week scan privately on Saturday. This woman put me a day behind but I'm ignoring that since she did one measurement on a very fuzzy image rather than the multiple measurements on crystal clear images inc 3rd images that I had on Saturday. I have a follow up scan at the clinic this coming Saturday anyway. Tbh I just wanted to get out of that woman's presence today, so didn't pay much attention, other than to check the heart was still beating.
05/02/2014 at 11:35
Browny - yey for feeling better! It's funny what weird things go through our heads isn't it??
Maltesers - that appointment will be here in no time!
BF - that sounds truly crap, they really do need people skills when doing a job like that! I fortunately had good experiences on the NHS last time, although the private scan I had was fantastic. Hope everything was ok x
05/02/2014 at 12:37
Raincloud - hope you can have an early night tonight, being tired makes everything seem worse
Coco - so excited for your scan :) I know what you mean about the wind, it was wild, I actually got up and checked my windows were closed at one point!
Sue - our hormones is one thing we cant control unfortunately!!! Hope your scan comes round quickly for you
Deedee - ugh to the bad dream! Although they say you can get weird dreams in pregnancy. I so know what you mean about evening meals - Ive started having my bigger meal at lunch then pitta & humous or beans & toast at night. Its helping so far.
Browny - I am laughing at the ginger comment! Both me & OH are dark but I keep joking it f its ginger I want the baby put back in so I can 'cook' it till its dark! Its only a joke though - we will all think our babies are the most beautiful ever seen :)
Malteasers - glad you have your booking in sorted - I only got mine at 9+6 and I would have loved it earlier - break everything up a bit & feel like its started if that makes sense?
BF - what a horrible experience, hope you dont have to see that same sonographer again
AFM - feeling sick & tired - standard! Having a really really early night tonight.
Hi to all who follow x
05/02/2014 at 12:40
Maltesers - congrats on getting your mw appointment!
BF - that sounds appalling. I'd be complaining if I were you so no-one else has to experience that. Like you say, if someone had any issues it would just make it ten times worse having someone thats unsympathetic. I know the one I had when I found out about my MMC wasn't that great (EPU ladies are fab) but she doesn't sound half as bad as yours!
05/02/2014 at 12:41
Crossed-posts SaSaSi! Sorry you are feeling crappy today. Hope it eases soon xxx
05/02/2014 at 15:39
Raincloud - have a nice early night and hope you get some sleep
Coco - it wasn't too windy here at night but I had to drive to the midlands today (from Brentwood) and it was horrid
Sue - hormones are awful, I cried the other day because the dishwasher didn't rinse stuff properly. Hope you feel better.
Deedee - That dream sounds awful, I'd be terrified. My eating is awful at the moment, I cannot stomach anything sweet, so am mainly living off toast, salty crisps and crackers
Browny - Glad you feel better - your ginger woes made me laugh! Both H and I are blonde (me more mousey) so I have no idea of the chances of ginger!
Malteasers - so exciting you have that to look forward to already!!
BF - sounds horrid, I would complain personally.
Sasasi - hopefully it will pass soon
AFM - I am shattered after a long drive for a 2 hour meeting, and I was pretty unwell this morning, not actually sick, but retching for a good twenty minutes - I have a massive phobia of vomiting too which means I get really panicky. It eased off after some crackers though. I think I am going for Nando's tonight, so I hope that goes down OK!
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