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Liv - oh no, hope you feel better soon. Give the maxalon a go, its safe to use in pregnancy and there is no point in suffering if there is an alternative. I had to take it with Max and i felt like a million bucks after about 40 mins. Good to know that hubby is taking great care of you and your precious cargo:hugs:
Kiwi - great, great news:goodvibes: Pred is evil, i agree - not sure what the side effects are on adults, but on kids there is one word they left off the warning label: FERAL. Max is just feral at the moment - where did my perfect little boy go, he has been replaced with something out of the exorcist..........
Which brins me to Max: Out of 5 gro-bags we have none left, all got chucked on at various stages of the night. The pred makes him hyper, i think he is allergic to the demazin cause i give it and 10 mins later he is trying to scrathch himself which he never does, he gags on panadol which makes him vomit - so the cycle goes. He is worse today, can hear the wheeze through the bedroon door (yes, he is fianlly sleeping). Dont want to take him to hosp to sit with other sick kids which will only make him worse, cant have more pred till 11am, then will go feral all over again. Hasnt eaten solid food since wednesday lunch, is vomiting milk, so surviving on drugs and water at the moment. I am at my wits end, it would appear that day 6 of sick baby for me is breaking point. To top it off i have no food in the house as today is meant to be shopping day. Oh, and to rub it in, my parents have left this morning on a month long holiday to the loire valley in france. Sorry for the whinge, but better do it on here then bottle it up then get cross with Max.
Just a quick one from me.
Kiwi - :yelclap: for being off the evil prednisolone! It has it's place, but I would sooner be without it.
Liv - hope you are feeling better soon hun. Take it easy.
Peachy - I had GD. If you have any questions just fire away. It isn't really about sugar as such, but about spreading carbohydrates evenly throughout the day, and unfortunately in capped quantities!!
LM - you poor thing. I hope you are doing ok. Have you ANY food in the house?? Do you have anyone who can get some for you?? I hope Max feels better soon, and you get some rest. It seems all the meds which are meant to be helping, are causing more harm. Hopefully he will turn a corner soon.
AFM - we have our 5th wedding anniversary today!! :eek: Where did the time go?? We are having our first night out together since S was born. My sister is coming over to babysit. Hopefully S will sleep, though he does have the potential to wake early for his dream feed. Last night he woke at 9:30 and was inconsolable until I fed him. We will have a bottle ready to go, and hopefully he will take it from her. DH and I are going all posh and going to Magill Estate for dinner. I am particularly excited at the prospect of being able to wear a dress not intended for breastfeeding!! :laughing:
Woke up on Tuesday with half my face totally paralysed!!!! Turns out I have a severe case of Bell's Palsy! Can't close my right eye, can't eat properly or use the right side of my mouth. My food and drink spills out! Even my speech is impaired! Is absolutely awful! Started treatment the day it surfaced but from what I have read it can take months before it goes away! Apparently this condition is more common in pregnant women in their 3rd trimester or after birth. I hadn't heard of it till now.
Feeling pretty down about it, especially seeing as my babies are being delivered in two weeks time. I really don't want this hanging over me in the middle of the happiest time of my life, I have hoped for this day to come for so long and really didn't need this to spoil things. I want to be able to smile at my precious babies not look like some crazy pirate with a crooked smile!
Sorry for the me post, just feeling very distressed atm with this condition.
Shy - Congratulations hun, I just had a quick glance back over posts and spotted your fantastic pregnancy news! So happy for you hun. Re follow up bloods, I couldn't handle not knowing so I went to a GP and asked for a HCG test. I found it very reassuring to see my level rising as it should, especially after having had bad experiences in the past with low and slow rising hcg.
NGU - :hugs: How horrible to have developed Bell's Palsy. A "me" post is in order I think. Of course you are going to be upset at the timing of this. At least it is a temporary thing, but people are going to say this to you anyway. You have every right to feel p!ssed off right now. i hope it clears up quickly for you and doesn't hang around long.
Bummer I wrote a post last night but I think I must have forgotten to post it.. ??? Try again!!
Liv - Hope you feel better soon.
LM - Oh poor Max, I hope the antiboitics do something and he doesnt have to go back to WCH. Sending massive :hugs: your way
Peachy - Ooh yay 3d scan!! I had mine done at 29 weeks and LOVED every minute of it. Hope the GD results come back ok.
Lisa - I had my 3d scan done at Sound Diagnostics. They recommend to get it done between 28-32 weeks for optimal pics cos then you can really see the what bubs looks like (not alien looking anymore!) and its before they get too smooshed up in there. They cost $190, its a 45min session and you get an album with pics and a dvd (plus cd with all the photos on it)
Kiwi - REMISSION??!!! How cool! WOOOOOOOHOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!
Shy - Yep the nausea and vomiting varied from day to day for me
MG - wow 5 year anniversary, congrats!!!! Enjoy your night out, ooooh Magil Estate - noice!
NGU - Bells Palsy - you poor thing!!! My friend has it a couple of years ago after the birth of her son, hope it starts to improve for you soon.
AFM - A starts 1/2 day per week at childcare this afternoon all by herself. Such a big girl!!! Hoping it goes ok.
Hi to Fizz, Dreams, Trying2, Tryingclucky and anyone else I might have missed
A real quick one from me today, Well i have 49 day to go and have just been advised I am "IN NEED" of surgery on Monday to remove a a large cyst on the cervix..... So nervous, and being pregnant it is going to be removed via a spinal block, no pain killers and I will be in ALOT of pain..... Bloody great I say :crying:
It needs to be removed as it is so large that if it pops (cause bubs has started to drop) it can cause major complication for bubs and me, and can be quite dangerous for bubs... What is reassuring (NOT) is that #1 there is a possibility of bleeding out and #2 the pain could be so server it could send me in early labour.. But to do nothing is dangerous....
Hope all is well for everyone else. Sorry about no personals my mind space is else where.
Lisa: Not long now till 12 weeks, how exciting... Cant wait to see some pics of your lil one....
NGU, you poor thing :hugs: You are right, this is the happiest time of your life, and how cruel this has happened to you. What is the treatment for it? My guess is steroids but I could be wrong. Is it the hormones that cause it. Sending lots of love and hugs your way. I can't believe you are only 2 weeks away from holding your precious babies!
Thanks girls, you make me feel better :sunshine:
Rezza, I missed your post, sending you lots of :hugs: also for your surgery. How annoying to say the least. Is it left over from a corpus luteum or is it from PCOS? Will be thinking of you and your little one.
nevergivenup : :hugs: honey I feel for you I hope that evereything clears up before the twinns arrive I am thinking of you.
Rezza: :hugs: honey good luck with your surgery i am sure that all will go well.
moongazer : happy anniversary hun I hope you and hubby have a fantastic night out
Lulu : i hope mr max is feeling better soon honey and you are able to get some sleep soon big hug for your both.
Thanks girls I am feeling a little better I did not realise how dehydrated i was hubby is still looking after me on heaps of water now lol still have the headache but no where near as bad as yesterday so we will see how i am tommorow as I have an ob appointment on tuesday anyway i am going to ask for another scan I want to see bubas heartbeat again :bee:
I hope everyone has a greta weekend
Hope everyone is all doing ok!
NGU - So sorry to hear what you are going through - thinking of you and sending you lots of hugs
Sorry but this is going to be a me post!
Seems like unsettled, unwell bubbas is the norm at the moment! Seth started getting really unsettled on Tuesday night - violently vomitting after every bottle, screaming in between bottles and just wouldn't calm down no matter what we tried - he was like that all day wednesday and we finally got him to sleep at midnight, so I decided to take him to the doctor yesterday. We thought about calling a doctor out Wednesday night, but thought the wait would be too long. When I got to the doctors, she examined him and said "Ï think you should take him to the Lyell Mac emergency department and get his stomach ultrasounded to make sure he hasn't got a blockage anywhere!". So after the doctor made a phone call to the specialist the hospital, off I went! We had to wait to be seen and ended up staying there for 7 hours while every man and his dog came in and asked the same questions and did the same checks on Seth (meanwhile, Seth either layed there laughing and smiling when they touched him or he was sound asleep! So didn't even show a glimmer of what he was putting us through the day before!!). After every test they did, they said no blockages so maybe he just had a virus, but they wanted to monitor him - but there were no available beds in the ward, so luckily we were able to go home and just take him back if anything was wrong.
Got him home and the little dear slept for 12 hours straight and woke up this morning laughung and smiling his head off as if nothing was wrong!!
Gotta love 'em!!
Hope everyone has a great weekend! I'll be back at a later stage to do personals!:wave:
Rezza - Good luck for your surgery, probably not what you wanted at this stage. Hope everything goes well :hugs:
Trying2 - Poor Seth. Sounds like a horrible couple of days for you!! No chance he has reflux and that might be causing the screaming / vomiting after feeds?
A survived her first day at child care today. Was clopped over the head with a block by another kid, but hey - it might toughen her up I reckon :laughing: They said she didnt want to sleep so they rocked her in a pram, she was tired and grizzly when I picked her up but otherwise she was good. Was strange going to the shops and having a couple hours to myself!!! Didnt have to worry about what shops I can/cant fit a pram in to, no nappy changes, no screaming... But oh boy did I miss her!!
Went out for dinner tonight and A was a gem. Sat in a high chair, at her pears & farex and just generally grinned and chatted at everyone. Oh how she has changed in the past week. Love it :thumbsup:
Shy: Congratulations!! So fantastic to see you here, I knew you'd make it eventually. Everything sounds great and I really don't think you have anything to worry about. Symptoms come and go and are not indicative of how 'pregnant' one is - lol. I know it's reassuring to have the symptoms after everything that has happened but please remind yourself that things are different this time because you've been medically treated in a manner that is giving you the best chance possible. The best thing I did for myself with DSs pregnancy was to make the decision that I wasn't allowing myself to worry and stress over it because quite simply 'you can't get time back'. I embraced the pregnancy (as much as my worry-wart mind would let me) and enjoyed it as much as possible. When ever the worry/stress started to consume me I reminded myself that as far as I'm aware I have a healthy viable pregnancy with a perfectly healthy bub and that IF otherwise I would allow myself to be upset THEN. as it's better to enjoy the here and now. In other words, how p*ssed would I be if everything turned out ok and I wasted time stressing about it. It was for this reason that I didn't find out my 3rd hcg BT results (at Flinders the BTs are weekly up til scan).
Dreams was telling me about someone she knows who lost twins at 20 weeks, I think you were talking about the same person?
MG: That's a good tip to have 2 comforters. It just so happens that I have 2 of the same because when I bought DS's I thought DD might try to snaffle it so bought her one too just in case, she's not attached to hers and she's pretty happy to share.
I think I was stressing about UTI being cos he's uncirced because the U/S was unremarkable so they are closer to ruling out anatomical reasons such as urine reflux which means closer to the finger being pointed to not being circed iykwim? I hope it was, as you said, just a coincidence. My friend had to have her DS circed at 4yo due to recurrent infections and just can't get my head around how horrible that would be for a child to have to go through. The paed did say uncirced was like '29th' on 'the list' - in other words too early to think that way.
Congrats on the anniversary. Hoping that you are enjoying yourself (right this very minute)and having a lovely meal... and perhaps a drinkie or 2? Will you pump and dump?! lol
You think 5 years has gone fast?? We had our 11th about a fortnight ago and it really doesn't seem that long ago. What's frightening is when I think about how fast that time went I know that it's going to go even quicker with with DD and DS here.
LM: You poor thing, and poor lil Max too! What's so horrifying about a bub sleeping all night in a pram? Seriously some people have their priorities messed up! I hope you can get some sleep soon...
As for the food situation, there is a way! When DD was a newborn I discovered a home delivery service for fruit and veg - an absolute life saver! I'd put a link here but I don't know if I'm allowed to so if you just google 'firstfroots' you will discover a world of FREEDOM! They now do meat, dairy and some groceries too! The fruit and veg is a little dearer than the supermarket but totally worth it for the convenience and guranteed freshness - that's right the produce is guranteed (if you're not happy with something they'll refund). The other things I love is that I can order up to midnight for next day delivery (except Sunday) AND that my food hasn't been sneezed on and groped by everyman and his dog at the supermarket. Give em a go!
What a good idea about keeping a matching bear.
rezz: wow what an ordeal for you! Hope you have a nice relaxing weekend in preparation for Monday... and that you get spoilt too.
kiwi: good news for you, that's awesome!
So it's DDs bday next week, have you got everything organised? Party at home or a venue?
peachy: With DD my 1st glucose test was high and I had to do the 3 hour test, which made me feel so ill, but the results were fine. There are many high results with that 1st test that come back fine so don't stress :-)
lisa: I had scans done for both DD and DS at fetal fotos and went the top of the line package. Back in 06 it was $200 but last year for DS it was $250... if you wait until the Adelaide Show to book (they usually have a stand there) you'll probably score a discount. The best time for the pics is around 30 weeks.
liv: do you mean the hydralyte icypoles? If so, get used to keeping a box in the freezer, so handy to have with sick toddlers!
Hope you get better real soon!
never: Not sure if you got my msg today but from the sounds of it here you weren't feeling very sociable, which is totally understandable. I wish DDs wand really was magical and she could just wave all this grief away and then cast an additional protective spell on you and the twinnies.
waiting: so will A be doing a half day at childcare every Friday? How did she go today?
trying2: aw poor lil man but what a funny lil fella to smile and laugh at everyone - sounds like my DS. I hope that the 12 hour stint was enough to shake off whatever was causing him grief.
Hey everyone else :wave:
Well we're travelling much better now that DS has finished his antibiotics. The only thing now though is I think he's getting a bit of a headcold! He's pretty settled though so I don't think it's bothering him too much which is lucky for me cos I need to catch up on some sleep that I missed out on all last week and part of this week. Oh and I need to get some housework done too, especially with mum coming next week... if I don't do some de-grotting she will fuh-reak out. ok, DS just fed so now it's time for some zzz's.
Fizz - funny you should mention the shopping service to LM!! A friend of mine loves that particular online shop. The food is apparently SO fresh and lasts longer anyway because it hasn't been sitting on the shelf in the shop for a week before being bought. I still haven't used them yet though!! I have them on my favourites on my browser.
I guess to remember LM, that coles also do online shopping now as well. My original plan was to buy fruit and veg from freshfroots and to get supermarket stuff delivered by coles!!
We had a great night last night. my sister came and Spencer took a bottle from her at 1015pm, then went straight back to sleep. he slept until 530am. :eek: AMAZING!
We decided to go all out and have the degustation last night. It was delicious as would be expected! It was so nice having a night out with my hubby, and having a few glasses of wine. I WAS a bit tipsy afterwards, so it was lucky I had some more milk in the freezer for the 530am feed!!
LM - Hows Max doing? Hope he is getting better.
Liv - Hope you are feeling better too!
MG - Good to hear you had a good night last night
AFM - Looks like A is getting a cold too, her nose is running like a tap, she is really snuffly poor little girl.
Have to share.. its my 30th birthday this week (Fri) and I wanted to do something special but had nothing planned. My Dad works for V8 RaceDay when they are in town (they do race drives in V8 Supercars around Australia) and the Adelaide weekend was on again this weekend. Well, I went out to watch.... to get there and find out they had organised an 8 lap drive for me. WOOOOOHOOOOOO It was AWESOME!!!! Watch out Lowndes and Wincup, Im after your jobs!!!! Loved every minute. Have put a short vid on FB if you're interested.
waitting : oh my god that would be so much fun my hubby would love that
Lisab: nt scan this weeks ?
asfm : 10 weeks today two more weeks until nt scan and we can tell pepole ya .
feeling a lot better i have a head cold but at least i can keeep food down
Had our 3D scan today! OMG it was so amazing!!
check out the pics!
Had another b/t today, HCG 12,137, prog still over 191, oest 11,000! Am so happy! Still nervy as you can expect, but happy all is on track. This is the furtherest I've ever got! :cloud9:
Peachy - i saw photos on FB, bub is just adorable, and i am going with girl:yes:
OMG, just knew exactly what i was giong to write to all of you and had a total brain fart - thats the cost of getting up at 3 am i guess........
AFM - Max is finally on the improve after 9 days of this horrible illness. We got new antibiotics today and i can totally see the difference in him after just 3 doses:D He has barely slept or eaten in a week, but tonight he cried for MORE dinner and crashed on his bottle at 6 :fingerscrossed: it lasts and mummy and daddy can catch some :sleeping: tonight. At this rate we wont be long out of bed.
Waiting - is A going to childcare because of uni or you just need some time to yourself? Can you please also message me the details of playgroup:p
Peachy....awesome pics! i'm sticking with my thoughts it's a girl too! i said it before and i'm sticking to it! :) how exciting!!
LM...glad that max is getting better! I just hope he doesn't have a reaction to antibiotics cos my friends 14month old daughter just had a terrible reaction to antibiotics. poor children, the illnesses they have to suffer and sometimes they can be so helpless. I hope you and DH are coping ok and hope that max is on the mend for good!
Waiting....i saw your FB video of your V8 drive!! Noice!!! well done!
Shy...i'm absolutely stoked for you!! I bet that follow-up BT has made you feel so much better for knowing that all is going great guns! Well and truly proud and pleased as punch for you!! what day is your scan again?
Liv...yep, NT scan this wed morning! 2 more sleeps!! can't wait!! I imagine we'll be going public on wed night after the scan that morning but we'll see! when i come out on FB that'll be it! i so can't wait! but, just taking each as it comes and hoping for the best at the moment! I just can't wait to shout it to the world though. so glad that you're not that far behind me and you can enjoy in the yelling to the public just like us!
Hoping that you're all keeping well!! xox.
LM - sorry every Wed I keep thinking that Ive gotta msg you the details of the playgroup... whoops!!!!!!!!! Sent a PM on FB.
Peachy - Im so proud of you!!! You're cooking a cute bubba!!! Im still betting boy. Though looking at those pics I could be wrong..
Lisa - Wow NT scan ALREADY??!! Youre pregnancy is gonna FLY past!!! (though maybe for me, not you haha!!)
AFM - A has her first cold so lots of snot here. She seems ok though not too fussed thank goodness.
Hope you are all well!
Waiting....tell me about the ALREADY! haha! time has gone sort of slow so far but can't believe we're at the 12week mark already!! I guess i've felt it go slow cos i've felt no illness or anything so still hasn't felt real.....but, i'm hoping once we go public then it'll fly even faster!! yippee!!
I can't wait to feel some movement or something because then it'll feel real! bring it on already! :)
I'm naturally freaking out about the NT scan but what will be will be. We have a precious miracle on board and can't wait to see it again!
Sorry to hear alexis is sick. poor little cherub. hope she's ok.
:smiliedance: max is so much better today, woke up to giggling in his cot instead of the ususal whinging. He still had a crap night - down at 6pm, up at 9, 11, 4, and then 6 this morning, but beats being up and staying up from 3 am. He is a happy little camper this morning so bless the new meds:D
Lisa - 12 week scans rock, it was my fav by far - you can see tiny fingers and they tough their faces and stuff - so great. You are such low risk for anything so at this stage enjoy. Im sure the results will be fine, max was a 1:300 000 risk of anything, so pretty great odds;) I cant wait for you to all announce on FB, so many times i have written something about bubs and had to delete at the last minute. No bean spilling here but we've had a few near misses:o
Waiting - poor A, roll up a towel and put it under the mattress at the head of her cot to stop the boogies running in to her ears. I tried Max with the new vicks baby balsam rub and its worked a treat, maybe try some of that. We wont be there this week either, max still not well enough, and i am worried he will catch something else if his immune system is a bit down.
Liv - good luck for appt today, hope you get to see jellybean again, and that all is great with him/her on the inside (as i know it is)
Well, my SIL who we dont get along with at all phoned last night to tell me she isnt coming to Max's baptism. Apparently she has to work (on a long weekend!!!!!!!) so wont be coming, and leaving her DH (DH's brother) to come, be godfather, and look after the 2 girls aged 2 and 7 months................. Im so angry with her, and i know she would have volunteered for the work (long story, buts thats just how she is, and we have some water between us that hasnt gone under the bridge yet) Anyway, guest list down from 93 to 92 so maybe i shouldnt complain.
Anyways, have to go visit my nana today, mum and dad have gone to france/singapore for 3 weeks so have to relieve visiting duties:wave:
Liv - Good luck today!!!!
LM - Good to hear Max is on the mend!! :yelclap: I forgot to say, A is going to child care only 1/2 day per week for a couple weeks just to give me some homework time (GRRR Uni) then from mid-year she starts 1 full day per week ready for my next semester as unfortunately her Nana cant have her on the day I need. But I wanted her to go to child care 1 day per week anyway so that she can start learning social skills and being around other people so she's not so clingy to me. So I dont really mind.
Speaking of which Im due at uni in 1/2 hour, better get my butt in to gear. Off to play with some year 6's today. Fun fun!
:yelclap: LM that Max is on the mend finally!! Hope you catch up on some zzzz's.
Waiting - Poor A. Hope she feels better soon.
Shy - :smiliedance: for your hcg results. I'm sure you'll be fine, but totally understand the worry.
Lisa - good luck for your NT scan.
Peachy - what a beautiful little bubba you have baking away! i'm going to go for girl!! Which means it will be a boy! :laughing:
:wave: to everybody else I have missed.
AFU - Spencer is being a gem as usual. He is still all over the place in terms of sleeping though. he has done a couple of almost sleep throughs, but then last night was back to getting up a few times overnight. HOWEVER he went down after the 4:30am feed, and slept until 7:30am, which is really unusual. Usually he has been waking at 6 and whinging or talking to himself for 1/2 hour, then quiet or dozing for 1/2 hour, then crying to be picked up.
He has a bit of a rash at the moment as well. it is going away, but I actually think it may be a viral rash. it started about a week ago on his pubic mound as a small amount. On Saturday i saw it had gone onto is trunk. It's not appearing itchy, and he has no fever or lethargy etc, and doesn't appear to be bothered with it, so i haven't seen a doctor.
Hi s nappy rash is not clearing up though, so we have decided to stop his apple/pear which he LOVES, and see if it the the acids in the that which are causing the rash. We'll see if we can get that under control, and then reintroduce. I have no idea what he'll eat now!! He only seems to want to eat that, and screws his face up for ANY savoury food!!
Waiting/LM - I have a question for you. I tried to give him a slice of toast yesterday. He grabbed it from me and shoved it in his mouth, and was trying to shove more in. I felt inside his mouth and he had it sitting in his upper palate, and hadn't swallowed it. I got really worried, and pulled it out, and of course he cracked the sh!ts with me wildly!! it seems he is really interested in trying finger foods, but I'm just so worried that he will choke. can you give me some advice?? Am I being a bit over protective?? How can i make it safer for him?? I called the parent help lie for advice, but they just told me I shouldn't be giving a 6 month old finger foods, even though I mentioned to them that Torrens House gives 6 months and over finger foods.
MG - Max used to do that with toast too, now i give him a square of toast and he knows that he wont get more till he swallows - a long process so we dont really do toast for breaky anymore. But - i have started making him soup and dipping in toast fingers. The soup makes it breakdown all mushy so you dont get the clumpy bits sticking to their mouth. What i probably would have done in your situation would have been to take the remaining toast out of his hand, that way he would have had to work out how to get the toast in his mouth down or out - does that make sense? Have you tried him on vege wedges like sweet potato? they breakdown easier then bread and toast. Max has never choked on finger food, ever, despite stuffing his mouth so full it spills out. He does gag and splutter on "wet" food though - go figure. I just sit him the highchair without straps done up so i can get him out quick if i need too (sitting right in front of it of course). As for the nappy rash, sounds like the one max had that was a mild case of thrush. We were told to use the sigmacort steroid cream till the skin healed, then use clonea antifungal till no more redness at all, then for 5 days following that. All good, hasnt come back since. I dont think its the food, in Maxs case he had done a rabbit pellet size poo that i couldnt see or smell - therefore it got left there for an hour or two:o Whoops - bluddy hiding poos..........
Well, just went to visit my nana who is in a residential facility not too far away. Max had no nap this morning so i was bracing for a meltdown, but no, he just crawled around putting on a show for the oldies - giggling and talking to everyone, tickling feet, pushing walking frames around. He is hitting the wall now though so quick lunch then off to bed. Its just so nice to see how much he lifts my nanas spirits though:p
MG: You might be interested in reading up about baby-led weaning. DD was NOT into being fed solids what-so-ever, she insisted feeding herself and at 7mo I was pretty stressed about the choking possibility. But I found all sorts of foods to introduce that were safe, you just gotta check things out yourself 1st to see if it 'melts in your mouth'. The 1st thing we let her do though was to feed herself oatmeal or rice cereal with a teething rusk. We'd steam fruit and veg til they nearly fell apart and never had a problem. DD just seemed to skip the puree stage, she would mash stuff up herself, moving quickly onto cereals such as puffed kamut/rice/millet by 8mo. Cooked pulses/beans such as kidney beans were a hit as she would pick them up individually (bout 9mo?). Cheerios was another winner and great for practicing her pincer grasp. A common misconception is that you need teeth to eat 'solids', not true, the gums are very capable of mashing soft foods. Like with any milestones, some bubs hit some early and others late, maybe S is early with food and if so might be an early speaker with awesome vocab?? ...and then be late with toilet training like my DD - lol. ... Oh but having said all that I did not give DD bread until she was 1.
We got some doozies with the nappy rash, especially when her gums were sore. We tried heaps of different creams but found the non-medicated ones were pretty useless EXCEPT 'covitol' and good old fashioned lanolin. Personally I always go for non-med stuff first and then go for meds, but honestly once we tried these 2 wonders I never had to get anything medicated. We would slather DD with the covitol at night (it has cod liver oil in it so it's a bit stinky) and then use lanolin like lansinoh (which I had some left over from breastfeeding) during the day. Coupled with some nappy-free time and it was gone... until the next tooth!
LM: glad to hear that Max is back to his good ol self. It's reassuring to hear that after being sick they can return to their usual temprement. I keep thinking that it's all over for us now and that DS is going to turn out like DD and be a s**t sleeper and keep me awake for the next 3 years!
That's lovely that he crawls around entertaining the oldies. It wouldn't just be your nana that he makes happy, I'm sure he brings joy to all of the oldies.
Sorry to pry, was your SIL supposed to be godmother? Or does it not have to go like that, I have no clues about religion.
eek, DS awake now so shall try and get back to everyone else tomorrow...hmmm.. actually it might be Friday before I get the chance to come back online - soz! We're not having a great time at the moment but we'll get there... shall update you all then, nothing sinister just tiring.
take care xo
Fizz - no, she wasnt supposed to be godmother - thats one of those "over my dead body" type things:laughing:. TBH Dh didnt even really want his brother to be godfather as they are a bit estranged from the family now, but DH is godfather to their daughters and we didnt want to make waves. Max eats all teh things your DD ate too, i agree with the cheerios -he loves them, and the dog enjoys all the dropped ones. Im sure Kai will go back to being his usual happy self in no time. We definately have some work to do with max on the day sleeps now this is over, he has only been sleeping in the pram when i walk him around the streets so back to square one on the self settling for daytime i think. Although if i keep up the 3 hours walking daily i be back to pre IVF weight before long, i have already lost 2 kilos just this past 2 weeks:yes:
Well (drum roll please): My sleeper is back, last night 6:30pm till 7 am - didnt hear a peep out of him little angel. He is so happy this morning and while he has a juicy cough still we had no nose candles this morning:smiliedance:
His nana is looking after him this afternoon and i am off to baby sit my sisters triplet who are almost 3. After the ast 2 weeks ive had it will be nice to look after some well toddlers to have a break. My parents are in europe so i am filling in for mum who usually has them today. At 2pm i have teleconsult with FS so hopefully they behave and be quiet - high hopes i know.
NT scan was perfecto!! Neck fluid is 1.8. the size of baby is perfect. It has 2 arms and 2 legs. It's now 5.91cm!!
We're stoked! have told people at work today and will announce it on facebook tonight!! can't wait!!
Hope you're all well!! will write more later but just had to tell the good news!!! yippeee!!!
Lisa, that is such great news you must be on :cloud9: Can't wait to see you announce on FB, I bet everyone will be stoked for you! Enjoy announcing it to the world, I can't wait to do that myself!
LM, hope Max is feeling better!
Lisa - :yelclap:congratulations on a perfect bub. Now try and breathe and relax a bit please:laughing: I was trawling FB last night cause i thought yesterday was the big day - i will be on the lookout tonight:yes:
Shy - still has a cough but no more dripping nose and the wheeze has gone AWOL so YAY - we are well and truly on the mend. How is the m/s going, found any good remedies yet?
Liss - how is beautiful Kate - updates are required please. Im sure she has settled in to your family beautifully and is a much treasured addition. Hope she is being good for you:goodvibes:
NGU - How are you going? Hope you are getting better and seeing some improvement. No matter what happens this will still be a special, amazing time for you. nothing can take that away. Dont let it, you have waited to long for this to be ruined now. I cant wait to see what bubbas are, and their names (i love hearing names). :bee:
Lisa - oh bummer you beat me to it I was gonna wish you good luck and youve already had the scan!!:laughing: Awesome results. Ive been watching your FB, figured you will announce sometime today.. I cant wait!!! I love seeing peoples reactions :yes:
LisaB : congrats that is awesome news i am watching fb for your announcement
:yelclap::yelclap::yelclap: Lisa - congratulations!! It's lovely seeing bub at this scan isn't it??
LM and Fizz - thanks for the info. Think I'll do some steaming. Fizz - I have read a bit about BLW, but TBH I have been quite scared about it as I don't know anyone who has done it!! It's pretty out of character for me, as I'm usually pretty happy to give anything a go if it's been researched and safe. Argh :dizzy: so much conflicting info out there!!! I might try some broccoli I have in the fridge, and maybe some potato. Did you guys serve foods warm or cold??
NT scan was perfecto!! Neck fluid is 1.8. the size of baby is perfect. It has 2 arms and 2 legs. It's now 5.91cm!!
Congratulations Lisa, I will never forget my NT scan, I remember tearing up and looking over at DH and seeing him struggling to hold is composure too. Was such a beautiful emotional time for me and DH. It gets harder to make sense of the scans when they get bigger but that NT scan you can see the baby in it's whole form... so precious. Enjoy making all the annoucements :goodvibes:
NGU - How are you going? Hope you are getting better and seeing some improvement. No matter what happens this will still be a special, amazing time for you. nothing can take that away. Dont let it, you have waited to long for this to be ruined now. I cant wait to see what bubbas are, and their names (i love hearing names). :bee:
Thanks Lulusmum for thinking of me, your so right, once I hold those precious little babies in my arms the rest will be history.
I have actually started writing a book, as my journey has been so eventful I'm sure it would inspire those who have also had a hard time of things.
This whole pregnancy the OB has been very concerned about me having Grade 4 Placenta Previa and I've been scared of severe bleeding and having to rush to hospital. However, this hasn't happened.. thank goodness. I have been extradordinarily careful and been resting most of the time, especially in this last trimester. My OB even said to me that she expected something to go wrong before now and that she was pleasantly surprised that I have made it this far along without complications. Just very unfortunate about the Bell's Palsy, but I'm hoping I start to see improvements by next tuesday (2 weeks from onset). At least this condition is not life threatening and doesn't put the babies in any harm. I just have to be patient and ride it out. I seeing it as if I had a broken bone and it needs time to heal.
Just under 2 weeks to go now!!!!!!! :smiliedance:
NGU - You are an amazing woman. Your positivity in such tough times (during all your cycles, the difficulties with the pregnancy and now with the Bells Palsy) astounds me. You really are an inspiration, those babies are going to be so blessed to have you as their Mumma. Wow less than 2 weeks. EEEEEEEEEEEEEKKKKKK!!!!!!!!!!!
MG - Ive tried brocolli - just steamed it then gave it to A while it was still a little warm. She held it and waved it around.. shoved it in her mouth a little. It doesnt matter if they dont eat it the first few times or if they eat very little, its all about exploring tastes and textures, and developing their hand-eye coordination. A still gets most of her food in puree/mash form but is exploring with the solids. As long as you are supervising and know what to do if (god forbid!) S chokes on anything, but it should be fine.
:iagree: NGU - you are amazing!!! But will you be able to fit it all in one book??? :p You are an inspiration and are in perfect unison with your name.
Waiting - I steamed broccoli and he put it to his lips and grimaced and dropped it promptly.
He was in a feral mood by the time DH tried to feed him. He ate VERY little. I had pureed carrots, pureed peas, a Rafferty's Garden tuna sachet, and then we caved and gave him a bit of sweet heinz apple and raspberry pudding, which he surprisingly only just tolerated. He pretty much refused EVERYTHING else. He has good days and bad days, but seriously, I'm getting a case of the CBF's in terms of cooking food for him. 90% goes in the bin. We haven't been giving him apple/pear/blueberry this week, as trying to get him onto something savoury. He happily ate carrots last week, but is turning his nose up at them this week. I feel like I'm banging my head against a brick wall....
Lisa - a huge CONGRATS on the scan!!
It is the most amazingly wonderful thing to see your baby and know that all is well and he/she is growing nicely!
Have lots of fun announcing it tonight - it will be awesome!
NGU....wow!! not long to go now!! I'd definetely read your book if you ever made one!! You are a true inspiration!!
Well girls....i've done it! Facebook announcement!! this is what i wrote
Lisa and David are proud as punch! We're having a BABY! 12 weeks today. Due 29 Nov. We're not finding out the sex. :) To our precious little miracle magic bean, we already love you so much and can't wait to meet you and hold you in our arms! As Peggy Bundy used to say "HAIL BABY".
Lisa - I just noticed your due date - Nov 29, A's bday is Nov 27, what an exciting time!!!!
MG - Oh yea I know the feeling about making food and them not eating it... At first A didnt really like anything but I guess thats normal as they are experiencing things for the first time. We are still on 'single' foods (ie just apple, just pear) while she is trying new stuff, just to see what she likes and doesnt like and also make it easier to spot any bad reactions should there be one. Ive been pureeing up pear, apple etc then I freeze it in the small decor salad dressing tubs (really cheap only a few bucks from supermarkets, Big W, Kmart etc) so the portions are small. Then when she doesnt like it, I dont feel so bad about throwing out so much. Now that she is liking some of the foods (eg apple and pear) and wanting more, Im adding a bit of farex in to 'bulk it up' a bit.
Ive found she is fussy about pureed veggies and refuses to eat pumpkin, sweet potato etc so my newest trick has been to mix in pear (which she loves) and she has started eating it! I figure over time ill reduce the amount of pear in the veggies to get her to eat them as they are. I reckon once she starts eating more, Ill give her a tub of veggies and a tub of fruit each night at dinner, so gradually increase. Even though she loves apple and pear, she still pulls faces at the first mouthful or two, but she gets in to it and starts kicking her legs and opening her mouth for more. Cute!
Sorry if I rambled but I hope that helps!!!
Waiting.....I'm hoping it'll come on the 25th which is our wedding anniversary. :)
I've got another friend who has a birthday on 27th too! busy time of year! lol.
I'd put a pic up of the scan but it wont scan properly to my computer.....:(
So sorry I have been absent for so long. I popped in the other day to see check on Liss's baby news but generally haven't been online much at all.
I don't even know where to start as I have been gone soooo long... just a few things then:
- Big congrats to all the girls who are now posting in here and have had their BFPs - Lisa, Liv and Shy
that is bl**dy fantastic. :smiliedance: Hope you are going well. Liv hope you are feeling better!
- Sorry to hear that some of you have been going through tough times with your little ones lately - I
hope things are on the improve for you and your precious babes.
- Peachy: the 3D scan is amazing - so cool! We will definately be having one!
- Waiting: Happy 30th Birthday! So glad you could have a great day :)
- Moongazer: sounds like you had a great night. It is fantastic that you and DH had a lovely evening.
- Rezza: thinking of you, hope all went well with your surgery.
- NGU: hope the Bell's Palsy is on the improve. How disappointing but like you said at least it is not
affecting the twins. Can physio or massage or anything like that help at all?
- Kiwi: wow remission, that is bl**dy fantastic news! I have my:fingerscrossed: for you.
I am doing well (except for a cold today, feeling a bit sorry for myself). Feeling much better these days in the pregnancy. My morning sickness vastly improved all of a sudden one morning in week 12. I no longer felt like cr*p much to my amazement. Now I only feel dodgy if I don't eat something every 2 hours. The second trimester is sooo much better than the first!
You girls are right - the 12 weeks scan is amazing. Could't stop the tears and we got really good
results for risk of Downs being something like 1 in 5000 so that was excellent.
Can’t believe I am now 20 weeks pregnant – half way! I felt the first fluttery movements 3 weeks ago - that was pretty cool. Now the movements are regular and more than just fluttery (more like a
heartbeat/little taps) and I can't help but smile each time I feel them. It happens a lot while I am sitting at my desk at work and supposed to be concentrating.
Our nursery plans are on hold as DH is away for work (W.A) for the last 3 weeks (this is the last week until he goes again in June) but comes back each weekend... tis a bit hard to get much done when he only has Saturday's here! There is a fair bit of work to do as we decided to swap the study and spare room over and that is a big job. We need to get more power points and move cupboards that are stuck on the wall... all jobs for DH.
We haven't been shopping yet but have bought a cot from friends and have a borrowed bassinet and rocker from another friend - so our lounge
room looks like a junk room at the moment (all baby things are dumped in there since we don't use that room really).
I have been trouble figuring out what to wear to work as my normal pants are too tight and the maternity pants I have a too loose (and I can't stand wearing a belt at this stage) - it is a little annoying and takes me forever to get dressed in the morning with multiple clothes changes. So I finally bit the bullet and went shopping for clothes and ended up getting some good sale prices at Pumpkin Patch.
I have tried floating the idea to DH that > 12 months off work is a good idea (can take up to 2 years now since the legilsation has changed). He said yeah you can have until the baby turns 1 - gee thanx! He is concerned about our finances and actually paying off the mortgage. We will see how things go with only one income I guess. I only have 13 weeks more of work YAY. It will be great to get away from work for a while. I really don't enjoy it anymore.
We have our morpholgy scan on Monday. I had been trying to convince DH for weeks that we should find out the sex of the baby and before he left for work in W.A 3 weeks ago he finally said yes let's do it as it will make planning easier... but then I said you know what I have changed my mind!!! Can't believe it! I had been thinking about it a bit and decided that this might be our one and only bubs and who cares if it is a boy or girl (just hoping for healthy) so lets do it the old fashioned way! So funny that I changed my mind after all the nagging :laughing:
Well I guess that is enough from me for one day. I hope to be around a bit more from now on (now that I am not dog tired anymore).
ps. my EDD has changed to 2/10 - is there a way to change my ticker or do i need to create a new one???
Bertie, great to see things are going along well for you! wow not long now!
Rezza, hope your surgery went ok :hugs:
Lisa, how does it feel now you're 'public'??!!
NGU, thinking of you hun :hugs:
AFM, HEARTBEAT!!!! Yay, 114bpm how exciting is it seeing the flutter on the screen, it was so awesome, I feel like dancing around, truly magical and am still on :cloud9:
Shy that is fantastic! So happy for you :D
I was so relieved there was a heartbeat at my scan - the tears they kepta comin. I am so happy for you mate :hugs:. xx
Shy i'm betting BOY!! Already lol! Will you find out? xx
Hi Bertie! Nice to see you in here!! far out everyones pregnancies seem to go so much faster than my own! 20 weeks already! Thats incredible how fast thats gone! xx
:yelclap::yelclap::yelclap: Shy!! I love seeing the heartbeat.
Oh I'm getting all clucky again! :laughing:
Bertie - good to see you here, and that all is going well. love those first flutters!! We also didn't find out the sex of our bubba. I liked the idea of a surprise, and DH was the person who blurted out we had a boy when he came out!! It was such an exciting moment.
Happy Birthday Waiting!!!!! happybirthday:party:
Shy....Congrats on the heartbeat!! how precious!! :yelclap:. I'm smiling from ear to ear for you! xox. Btw, Feels great having gone public! no more hiding! just as well because i think i'm starting to pop just a little. I've always had a little podgy tummy so i'm not sure if it's just extra podge or if this is the real bump coming out!! yiippee!! :)
Bertie...Wow! 20 weeks already! goodluck with your scan on monday! thanks for popping in and keeping us updated!! :wave:
We're going to keep the sex a surprise too....i just think it keeps a little bit of fun and surprise in the whole thing! can't wait to hear "it's a......".
Shy - great news on the HB:yelclap:
Lisa - i dare say at 12 weeks that would be bubba poking out - i was in maternity wear full time by 16 weeks:yes: Oh - do you know what is even better then hearing the "its a .........' is finding out for yourself. I totally missed them announce what i had, and i asked "what is it?" the midwife said look down - and there was a little willy:p Was better then being told by a million.
waiting - happybirthday hope alexis behaves today and gives mummy a great day. Doing anything special tonight or over the weekend? Hope you get spoilt with kisses and cuddles today
Bertie - i cant believe you are so far along, its flying. I wouldnt worry too much about Dh "limiting" your maternity leave. Most of my friends also had definite plans for returning to work, all which fell by the wayside when they had bub. Most hubbys are understanding of this, dont worry, when he sees how happy you are at home with bub, and how easier (read: cooking and cleaning getting done) his life is, im sure he will negotiate on this. Your bub is only little once, enjoy while you can:baby:
Liss - where are you? im assuming your lack of contact means miss kate is keeping mummy on her toes OR mummy cannot bear to do anything but dote on kate - either way i hope your family of 3 are on top of the world
Well - very odd for me but by 9 am this morning all my jobs were done - so today i am doing nothing but having fun with my little man. He is feeling much better and its a beautiful day so i think a picnic in the park is in order. Though this time i will make sure he eats his lunch and not the grass and dirt:o
have a great day
Happy 30th Birthday Waiting!!!!
:smiliedance: :smiliedance:xxxx:smiliedance: :smiliedance:
Happy Birthday Waiting happybirthday I hope you have a fantastic day xoxo
happybirthday Waiting, hope you are having an awesome day!
Hi people, long time no writting.
Just a quick note to say our little one is still growing and is looking perfect in all the right ways.
I don't hit the forums much anymore. I don't really know why, I just do other things now. Weird hey?
But I will have a read through the postings and catch up with all the other awesome Adelaide people.
Keep smiling all of you and never give up.
Hey!! Sorry only a quick post tonight, been really busy
Thanks so much for all the Birthday wishes!! Mum took me out for lunch which was nice (A was at day-care) but I ended up canceling going out to dinner with DH cos I felt so unwell. Have had an awful cold - getting over it but am just so exhausted and achy. A is still unwell too, really snotty but shes been really good about it. Off out to breakfast tomorrow with family and friends, will be good.
Hope you are all well, will try to do personals tomorrow.
Thanks for all the well wishes..
Just going to be a real quick one from me.
Surgery went well, After surgery not so good, My iron levels dropped right down in the low 50's which is really bad, so every 2nd day I have to have a iron infusion through a drip untill my levels are back over 100.... So far I have had 4 infusions and my levels are ony at 70 Grrrrrr..
I have the doctors stummped as to why my body wont take on the iron, but my levels need to be up close to the 100's before bubs is born either naturally or by c section otherwise the risk of me bleeding out is rather high.
Will keep you all posted..
Hope all is well with everyone else ;)
11 weeks to go now... and i can not believe how fast its all going!
I have a little confession to make... because i cant hold it in any longer, BUT promise you wont say ANYTHING about it on my facebook page!!! We actually found out the sex of our baby last week!!
DH is terified people will find out but i'm so excited, i just want to tell the whole world!!!
We are having a little GIRL!! i'm over the moon and soooooooooooooo excited about it!! DH is also soooooooo happy because he really wanted a little girl!! :cloud9:
BUT.... SHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH its a big suprise for the rest of the world!!
Peachy - congratulations:bee:. Initially i thought boy but as soon as i saw the 3d scan i knew girl - she is soooooooo beautiful. I bet you are spending a fortune on all things girl - name picked yet? We went to a birthday party on saturday and Max's girlfriend "Ella" was there in her pink love heart tights and denim pinafore - DH has not stopped going on about how he wants a girl next time - what is it with men and their daughters?:D
Rezza - hope things pick up for you soon:hugs:
Rezza: I hope you feel better soon honey :fingerscrossed:
Peachy : a little girl how beautiful i went to a birthday party for a little girl one year old on saturday it was so cute to see all the pink .
Shy!: how are you going hun ?
asmf 11 weeks today one more week to go and I will be happy as with the translocation the 12 weeks means we have a keeper as my rate for a m/c before 12 weeks is double the amount of a normal person :babydust2: to me hehehe
Peachy, :yelclap: woo hoo!!!
Liv, I am going ok thanks mate, one day at a time! Congrats on reaching 11 weeks. I am 7 tomorrow.
Rezza, glad to hear everything went well, but sad about the iron levels. Fingers crossed your levels keep going up :fingerscrossed:
NGU, thinking about you, how is the Bells Palsy going? What do you do for rehab for that?
:( Vent alert:
Just went out to order balloons for Max's birthday party. So i walk in to the shop and the woman asks me what kind of balloons, i say i want bunches with a big number 1 at the top, then blue and yellow helium balloons floating all under the 1. She asks me if its for Max's birthday (he is with me), i say yep, she goes "oh, your soooooooooo lucky, i was pregnant with my second by the time my first had her 1st birthday" - Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr. All i could do was pretend like the thought of having another child hadnt even crossed my mind, and just said that we are just so enjoying him that we wouldnt want another child just yet - yeah right:no: The she says i need to hurry up cause apparently it is harder if you get the first one out of nappies then have to start all over again with a new baby, basically saying its easier to just be changing nappies non-stop for like 5 straight years - as if i care about how many years i am changing nappies for, if i had my way i would up to me elbows in pooey nappies for YEARS to come. Why cant people just keep their stupid fertile comments to themselves. To dig the knife in further his balloons cost over $250.00:eek:
Oh Peachy how exciting!!!!!!!!!! Congrats!!!
Rezza - Wow looks like you and bubba are keeping to docs on their toes! Hope you are both well.
Paul - welcome back! Hope your wife is doing well. Gee her date is getting close now!! Do you know what you are having?
Peachy! awesome news!! I told you it was a girl!! :laughing: how very exciting!!
Rezza....hope your iron levels can go back to normal very soon. sounds like it hasn't been very fun for you lately. take care!
LM....dont you just hate it when people brag about stuff you really dont want to know (not that they would know your troubles). little do people know how sensitive some topics can be for others. and....yes....balloons are expensive!! big money for practically air! lol. Enjoy his party though!!
Liv...not long now til NT scan!! yay!!!! goodluck!!
LM - I just saw your post, must have missed it earlier. OMG I agree some people should just shut their mouths!!! If I were you Id collect the balloons but take a pin with you.. you might be able to snag a few in the store on the way out :laughing::laughing:
Waiting - sadly they are being delivered to the venue so no balloon popping here - great idea though, will keep it in mind for future reference:D
Hope you are all managing to keep warm!
Peachy - CONGRATULATIONS!!! A little girl, that is sooo cute! Pink is my favourite colour, so I am hoping that I can have a little girl one day!! i am sure Seth (and his Dad) wouldn't appreciate me dressing him up in pink!! Are you going nuts at the shops yet buying lots of girlie stuff??
LulusMum - Some people just have no idea do they???!! I tell people off when they ask people about having kids - you just never know their situation! Wow - balloons are expensive. Just a thought (although now a little late) my sister-in-law is obsessed with party planning etc (she is even thinking of starting her own business) she buys balloons on ebay from America and just takes them somewhere to get helium put in them and she said that she saves a lot of money that way. Balloon are her favourite thing!
Rezza - Hope everything looks up for you and your iron levels sort themselves out! Thinking of you.
Liv - Wow almost at 12 weeks!! You'll be holding that bubba of yours in no time!!
AFM - Seth is still unwell, he seemed to be picking up but now he's back to where he started. It seems to be like gastro (same symptoms anyway), but it has been going on for almost 1 1/2 weeks, so I am taking him back to the doctor tomorrow to make sure he's ok! He is still a happy little boy between throwing up and grizzling though!
Hope everyone else is doing well - going to head out the back and make sure nothing is out in this heavy rain that shouldn't be!
Take care everyone xxx
LM - Bummer - maybe send a few friends with kids their way (along with pins in hand..) :laughing:
Trying2 - Poor Seth, I hope everything is ok :hugs:
Hi everyone......just a quick one to keep ya updated on my little man's mystery illness! The doctor sent me home to wait and collect a sample of Seth's stool! Well I feel real sorry for the person that gets to open that jar, it was a stinker!! haha So we just have to wait on the test results - looking at different viruses or maybe even lactose intolerance...guess I'll just have to wait and see!
Trying2 - i was going to suggest lactose intolerance to you a few days ago - is his poo frothy? When i was doing my prac at WCH i had to collect poo samples from sooooooooo many kids it was not even funny. We did it by putting a piece of bubble wrap in their nappy where poo would go, and when they did one, take it out - all the poo was in the spaces around the bubbles in the wrap - and guess who had to scrape it out - ME:barf: Lucky i had Max and had some "experience" in the poo dept, i worked with 2 younger students who werent mums though who almost threw up each time they had to do it:laughing:
So, whos up for another catch up with the kidlets? If your keen let me know what day suits and i shall arrange:thumbsup:
:barf:collecting poo samples, thats gross!! I guess it has to be done though!! Trying2 I hope they can find an answer to Seths illness. Poor bubba.
LM - Id be up for another catchup. :yes: My days are a bit crazy atm but Ill try work around whatever works for everyone else.
Sorry it has taken me so long to get on to the computer since Kate was born!
My DH and I are over the moon and all is going very well. We are a bit sleep deprived :sleeping: We are so in love with our precious little princess:cloud9:
Hope you are all well and I will do personals later.
Waiting thank you for posting Kate's birth on Bub Hub and thank you all for you kind words and best wishes :flowerz:
Liss - So great to hear all is well with the beautiful Miss Kate. Hope you and DH get some more sleep soon, I was very lucky and all 3 of mine slept through around the 3 mth mark.
Trying - Poor little Seth, I hope he's feeling better soon. Poo samples not fun. I remember having to collect a sample off DS1 when he was 3, had to use a pan (we were at the hos), it stunk soooo bad I was gagging!!!!
LM - Hope Max is all better now, what a bad run he had. I'm keen for a catch up, any day is good my crazy month is over, phew.
Lisa - Congrats on the great 12 week scan and announcing it to all your friends and family.
Shy - Did I read you had a heartbeat? Wahoo!!!!
Liv - Not long now to your 12 week scan, $hit that went fast, well for me any way, he he. Hope all is good.
Peachy - A little girl, Awesome news!!!:smiliedance: What happened with the GD?
Rezza - Hun, what a run. Hang in there, not long to go. Hope you feel better soon.:hugs:
NGU - OMG!!! Did I read somewhere your babies are coming on Monday!!!! All the best hun. Can't wait to hear if they're blue or pink.:goodvibes:
Paul - Nice to see you back and to hear all is well with wifey and bubs.
A giant hello to everyone else.:wave:
AFM - Busy, busy, busy here. Had my Dad over from NZ for DD's 10th Bday. Was great to see him, all the kids had a wonderful time with him, but the stay was exhausting as we went out every day. DD's Bday went well, we went out to dinner and she is taking 2 friends to the movies, she wants to see Eclipse.
Latest platelet count was 134 000, so I am definitely in remission. I still have ITP, it's just behaving at the moment. I saw the cardiologist last week and he wants me to have a cardiac MRI so he can decide if I have Marfans syndrome. If I do, all the kids have to go to WCH for testing as they each have a 50% chance of having it too. I'm pretty sure I don't, but the Dr wasn't sure. I am choosing not to think about that. I spent more time holding out my hands and making fists than any thing else, weird! Sam amused all the staff and other people waiting, I was the youngest there by 30yrs plus, so I don't imagine many babies come through. I have my MRI in the next month or 2 and then I see the Dr again when he knows more.
One good thing was he had already spoken to my Hematologist and my high risk pregnancy Dr, so I didn't have to repeat a whole lot of stuff, I've never had to talk about myself so much!
Finally got to see the physio at WCH (had to change 1st appt). Serious TMI coming up. As you all know Sam's birth was very fast, I didn;t have any tearing but my poor pelvic floor muscles took a hammering. Shortly after having Sam I got what I thought was a UTI, I could hardly pee, nothing much would come out. THEN, while in the shower washing,to my horror, I felt something that shouldn't be there, turned out to be a prolapse. So embarrassing!:o Thank God it's just a minor one and everything should go back to normal in time. Sorry if I've grossed you all out, I was! Stupid body of mine, I did and still do my pelvic floor exercises! Doesn't seem fair.
I have had enough!!!!!!!!
Last month my 2.5yr freezer died, last week my fridge died, cooked all of my food. Neighbours lent us one as the new fridge is 5 weeks away:hair: and it died, cooked all of my new food!!!! We are now using a workmates bar fridge, 4 weeks to go..........
And then Sam will give me a smile, DS1 will give me a hug, DD will make me a card, and it is all worth it, so very, very worth it.
Enough blah blah from me, AF is back and I'm hormonal as hell. Sam is sleeping through most nights, and is a little charmer. Day time sleeps are hit and miss, but that's no big deal. He watches us eats and cries, I don't think we'll have any problems with solids, just like his Mum, ha, ha.
Kiwi - yay for remission!!!! It is believed that my DH has Marfan Syndrome as he displays all the signs (you need to meet a certain amount of criteria to be diagosed as "suspected' Marfan0 and DH has had heart issues, but they can only CONFIRM Marfan through gene testing. We are going through WCH atm for all the testing. Have had the bloods done Hopefully will get results soon (its all been sent to the USA). A has a 50% chance of having Marfan if DH tests positive. They have already done ECG on A's heart to check for any heart abnormalities in case DH's heart issues are just genetic, but as they are thinking its Marfan, any heart issues may not be able to be seen until she is older. They will be re-testing her heart at around age 6-7 and around age 12-13 at this stage. DH also has Haemophelia so they are treating A as though she is a definite carrier, she will be tested down the track. If you have any ques feel free to ask!!
Oh and sucks about the Fridge too. Youre using a BAR fridge??? Arent they tiny??? Geez I have a bar fridge and Id be lucky to get a carton of milk and a tub of margarine in it!!!
Thanks for that Waiting, I remember you saying your DH had heart problems. I have every crossed that your DH and A's tests come back negative. I hate the thought that I may have passed something on to the kids. Well I have my MRI appt, 17th June, did I mention I'm claustrophobic.:laughing:
Yes a bar fridge, I kid you not!
Kiwi - :yelclap:awesome news. You are having your MRI done on Max's birthday. Im not sure how but that has to be good luck, doesnt it?:D
Well, today i had lunch with Liv and i can tell you now - pregnancy agrees. Liv, i dont know how you do it when you feel so crap. I was all greasy and pimply and vomity - you are glowing - you smokin' hot mama you;)
Waiting - im pretty sure your the only one who has 'commitments' during the week so why dont you choose a day that suits your schedule and we'll work with that. Is everyone happy to go to bubbles again or should we do a house this time? I was thinking also that because we all stuck around till after lunch anyway should we make the time a bit later. This will give bubs a chance to have a normal morning nap before the fun begins and we can do lunch instead of just morning tea.
Kiwi! sounds like great news. I'm sorry, i dont know alot about your situation but sounds like everything is going well? sucks about the fridges tho!! everything comes at once!
LM....funny you mention grease and pimples! i've now got 3 massive mountains on my face and one of those mountains i can see out of the corner of my eye cos it's high on my cheek! yes i'm prone to pimples but i thought i had got rid of them for good ages ago!! will i expect more mountains?? you can almost play join the dots!
Liss....great to hear from you! so glad to hear that Kate is going great!
As for the catchup....i know it's short notice but i'm more than likely having all of monday off so would love to see you guys monday morning/late morning if you want? ob appt at 2.30 so if you guys are all free mon morning-ish??
lulu : it was lovely catching up with you today and max is once again adorable the faces he pulls crack me up
and thank you for saying pregnancy is agreeing with me i still am in shock i have popped :laughing:
as for a catch up I am in and quite flexable with days and times just need to know a couple of days in advance as hubby is working down in glenelg at the moment and will need to dropp him off and pick him up so i have the car bubbles i think was great last time.
Just a quick one - Kiwi - let the docs know you are claustrophobic. They can give you some valium to keep you calm...seriously, you don't want a panic attack in the MRI.
My DH isn't claustrophobic, but said it was pretty full on, and where I worked, we sometimes assessed people for GA's for MRI's if they were REALLY claustrophobic.
Thanks for that MG, I think I'll be alright, I have problems with kayaks ( might tip upside down get stuck and drown) and lifts (they can crash to the ground). I can't think of anything bad happening in the machine, so I should be fine. I have to ring the cardiac clinic tomorrow, as they have my next appt for the 9/6 and it's supposed to be after the MRI, I'll ask them. Hmmm, maybe I'll just go to my GP, DH will be with me so I don't have to drive, might be an idea.
Bertie....how did your morphology scan go on Monday? hope all went well!
NGU....the 31st is just around the corner!!! goodluck!! can't wait to hear the news!
LM - My days free atm are Mondays and Thursdays if that works, probably Monday is best for me cos in a couple weeks Uni changes to Thursdays (its all over the place atm) if that works for others?
Yep Bubbles sounds good, though Im thinking about people like Fizz who have to travel a fair distance... has anyone been to the play cafe on North East road (used to be Jack in the Box... its now called something else?) just thinking its that slight bit closer if Fizz plans to come too (that is if you want Fizz?? Sorry talking on your behalf now!!! I remember you saying how far away you live but were happy to travel)
Otherwise Bubbles work well, I took my Mums group there the other week, they loved it. Thanks LM!!!!
OMG - Max has done something incredibly cute and i just have to share: Every morning when i get him up i say "good morning, i love you Max", well this morning i go in and say "good morning" and he goes "lub mumma":crying: - thats right - my baby boy just said he loves me (i think, well thats what im going with.....) Just one of those precious moments that make it all worth it:bee:
Im free monday so we we could make it this monday to suit Lisa, if everyone is OK with that.
Waiting -I love bubbles too, in fact our mums group is going there today. I went to wiggly worms on the weekend and quite frankly, compared to bubbles its pretty crap - and quite dirty (the toys and stuff) I just looked on the website for the one on nth east rd and it looks OK - babies under 1 are free at this one. It does say they are doing 'upgrades' though so not sure if that would make a nice atmosphere or not. Either way, im happy with whatever suits.:flowerz:
Fizz - if your out there let us know if you are coming:p
So, i will start a list, add your name if you are able to come this Monday 31st May:
Lulusmum and Max
LM, that is soooooo gorgeous! I would definitely take that as Max saying he loves you! How gorgeous! you might need video camera tomorrow morning!
Liss, great to hear Kate is going well, look forward to hearing how it all went!
Liv, good luck with NT next week, what day are you having it? Everything will be perfect!
Shy - :laughing:knowing my luck i will go in there tmrw camera in hand and he will blow a raspberry and throw something at my head:p
LM....that is so preciuos of max! a moment to treasure!!
As for monday....i DO plan at this stage to take the full day off and i'm 90% sure i can....i just wont know for sure until say tomorrow avo.....but if you guys still want to go ahead that's fine with me of course....but just thought i'd let you know that i could be having all of monday off - fingers crossed!!
lulusmum: count me in for monday :yes: and i will be 12 weeks then :smiliedance:
shy1: my nt scan is on friday 4th june at 9.15am cant wait i had a scan done yesterday as i had been haveing a few pains it turned out to be ligiments stretching :laughing: but mat was able to come yesterday and the first scan we saws it was so small he was really suprised how my jellybean had grown and jellybean did a summersalt while the scan was been done it was very funny the smile on mats face was amazing.
when is your next scan ?
LM - Awwwwww that is so gorgeous!!!!! I cant wait till Alexis can start talking (though with the amount of noise coming out of her now I might regret saying that down the track.. shes gonna be a jabberjaws thats for sure!!)
Liv - Good to hear jellybean is doing well!!
Count me in for Mon. Like I said, Im happy to do Bubbles but if Fizz wants to come and meet closer, Im happy to try somewhere else.
Lisa - does that mean you are coming Mon? Yay!!
Well A is 6 months old today. So...
:flowerz: Happy 1/2 Birthday to Alexis :flowerz:
Where has the time gone? Cant believe we will be having birthday parties in 6 months.. time to start planning :laughing:
LM - Too cute!, What a little charmer Max is, but then he is a Gemini, and we are all fantastic.:D
Waiting - Wow, A is 6 months already. Sam will be 3 months on Saturday, it's going too fast. Have a happy 1/2 birthday Alexis.
Liv - Sounds like all is going well, yah for a baby bump.
Count me in for Monday.
Hi all, well just got back from mums group and one of the mums went to the cafe on nth east rd last week (now called tinlids) and she said it was super dirty - so much so she wouldnt get her 11 month old out of the pram.................so im thinking no to that cafe:no:
So far we have:
me and max
waiting and alexis
Kiwi and sam
We'll wait for more RSVPs and the confirm a location - OK. Too bad its cold now or we could have done something in the city - like zoo or picnic in botanic gardens then that would have been fair for eveyone travelling. Although, i'll keep this in mind for spring..........:flowerz:
HAPPY 1/2 BIRTHDAY ALEXIS
Ewwwwww, have my endo biop today at 3:45:barf:not looking forward to that at all. Have bottle of wine chilling for pain and stress relief when i return home though
LM -All the best. Enjoy that wine.
Mr max is certainly redeeming himself today, while we were at bubbles my sister answered her phone, we hear all this babbling, turn around and theres Maxi with his fist to his ear pretending he's on the phone:D - he is so freaking cute - even broke his cracker in half and gave some to his 'girlfriend' - sorry to blab on, just having one of those "my kid is the best' days today:yelclap:
LulusMum - That is sooo cute!!! Awww what a proud mummy moment!! haha. Good luck for today and yes, enjoy that wine!! I am a Moscato lover myself, so that has been going down nicely on the weekends!!
I want to be able to say count us in for Monday, but I will have to wait and see how Seth is. Test results will not be back until either tomorrow or Saturday! But if he has a nightmare night again tonight (last night was just torture!), I think I am going to take him to the hospital - he was bawling his eyes out until about 1:30am!
I will stay in touch!
Trying2 -:hugs: poor baby and poor mummy. Hopefully you get some answers soon (and some sleep!) I hope you 2 can make it monday, would love to see you both and see how much the munchkin has grown:p Rest up while you can, no housework OK - just look after seth and rest when he does.
I am also a moscato lover - mrs wigleys from wirra wirra my fav at the moment - so its chilling away, maybe i should have some before i go............:rolleyes:
Trying - I second what LM said. Hope things improve soon, poor little darling.:hugs:
LM - Don't you just love those proud Mama moments. I remind myself of these when they are being little horrors.:laughing:
Now you 2 have gone and got me wanting a glass of wine. But it's an NZ Sav Blanc for me.:) Bugger no room in the iddy biddy fridge. :(
is it ok if i tag along Monday to come and meet everyone????
Rezza, how are you feeling after your recent surgery? Hope you have recovered.
Liv, wow bet you can't wait!
Hope everyone else is well!
AFM, had 7w2d scan today at FS' office. Things are going well. Foetus is 1.1cm, heartrate approx 120bpm (As FS can't measure so it was educated guess!). I am very happy all is going well, and we now have good odds about everything going to term! yay!
Shy - Awesome news hun.:smiliedance:
Rezza - Look forward to meeting you on Monday.
Rezza - sure can, do you know where we are going? If not PM me and i'll send you the details
Shy - Great news:bee:
Well, AFM - That was NOT fun at all, although it was better then last time. When i told FS this he goes "well things have changed down there since having max" - duh, i didnt think i could get away with pushing out a 36 cm head and be the same downstairs.....:rolleyes:
As for the catch up - its for everyone - mums, bubs, mummies to be, and mummies to be who are still waiting for bub to be created. So if you want to come along then do, the more the merrier:flowerz:
Updated bump picture!!
Peachy - love ya bump!
LM - mmm Moscato.... hahaha Max cracks me up. So cute. Bubbles sounds good, we can stick to there.
Trying - oh poor Seth. I hope the test results give you some answers - and maybe a good nights sleep too!
Kiwi - this might sounds silly... but I have a spare fridge. Its not huge but def bigger than a bar fridge! Its my old one I had (back in my single days!) and used up until Alexis was born then got my new one. Can lend it to you for a few weeks if you can somehow collect it? Up to you but Im at Ingle Farm so from memory not a long way from you.. Let me know if your interested. The fridge isnt being used atm.
Thanks Waiting for the offer, but I think we'll be ok. It's not one of those counter-top ones, more like 1 3rd a normal fridge. I can fit milk, butter, veges, animal food and a few other bits and pieces. I've just gotten used to having a large fridge. Thank you so much again, that was really kind.:hugs:
DH has a get some ice for the chilly-bin, and some wine, only Sam with us this weekend. Older 2 are going to MIL's. I might just have to shave my legs.;)
Beautiful bump Peachy!
I can come monday morning! yippee!! I'm having all of Monday off!
Can't wait to meet those of you I haven't met and I can't wait to meet your gorgeous little bundles too!!
I pretty much know where to head but what time are we saying??
hahaha Kiwi you crack me up!!!
Yeah theres a thought - what time are we meeting? Want to make it a lunch meet up this time?
AFM - Well there goes my afternoon to do homework....
A goes to daycare on Fri afternoons but today Mum wanted me to go shopping with her. I didnt really want to but dropped A off then went with Mum, trying to urge her to get things done as quickly as possible so I could still cram in some homework. All good till daycare rang saying A had screamed pretty much the whole time since I had dropped her off (which was 2 1/2 hours earlier...), had not slept and was refusing (and gagging) on her bottle. she was screaming so loud I could bearly hear the worker down the phone. So I went to pick her up... as soon as I walked in the room she was all giggles and smiles. Took her home, she still didnt go to sleep for another hour. Crashed out now.. I might be able to cram 1/2 hour homework in before I have to cook dinner and DH gets home. Augh, I really hope she gets better at daycare soon, this is driving me mad and she starts full days in a couple weeks when Im back at uni and WONT be able to collect her!!!!!
Whinge over, better get cramming...
Lets make it 10:30. Our mums group did this time the other day and it was the best. Got there, kids played, had coffee, ordered lunch at 12ish, and were home in time for kids to have a proper arvo nap - is this OK with everyone.
Waiting - im not doing anything tuesday or thursday, so if you want me to watch A for a few hours so you can get some stuff done, let me know. Max would be happy to have a playmate, and i have a double phil and teds now so i can take them out for a walk.
Just a quickie, i am babysitting my 3 yr old nephew overnight tonight so busy busy - but - i cant wait to have a toddler in the house, they are sooooooooooooooooooooo much fun:goodvibes:
Wow a little girl Peachy that is great. I would be straight to the shops I think! Can't believe you are nearly there already.
Great to hear from you Liss. Glad all is going well in your house.
Excellent to hear that all is well with you Liv and Shy. I hope the first trimester flies by for you!
Sorry to hear that your iron levels are misbehaving Rezza. Hope they get sorted out soon. So happy to hear all went well with your surgery tho. That is great news.
Bet you are glad that yucky test is over now LulusMum. Hope that the birthday party is a big success. I love first birthday parties - so much fun :yelclap:
I am amazed Kiwi that you can survive with a bar fridge. Hopefully the new fridge is ready early!
Oh Trying, poor little Seth. Hope he is on the mend, poor little man.
Hi to everyone else :wave: Hope you are all well.
Sorry I won't be able to catchup with you all but I work full-time (for the next 13 weeks or so and then I will be on leave yippee).
We had our morphology scan on Monday. It all went well. Bubs was moving around heaps making it difficult for the measurements to be taken. The only problem is that my placenta is low at the momentso I need another scan in week 32 to check it again, but it is likely to move up by then. Dr said that they can't rule out placenta praevia (sp?) at this stage so they need to check again. Does that mean I would need a caesarean :(. She said not to think about the placenta being low at this stage coz she thinks it should be right later.
We didn't find out the sex accidently as I was wondering if would happen. At the scan I told her up front that we don't want to know so she said they don't look in that area at all, and that it won't be in our file if we change our minds down the track. We are happy with that decision at the moment... maybe at the week 32 scan might be a different story! :laughing:
It feels like xmas - the other night I received 3 bags of maternity clothes from a friend of a friend and some of them are lovely (mu mu brand!) so it is exciting. Only problem is I think a lot of them are too small for me... soo sad if I can't fit into them they are soooo nice! Much nicer than my normal clothes!
Last night I went to my first aquanatal class. It was good but much harder than I expected (think I was expected to float around a bit and not actually do anything that takes much effort!). I am going to go weekly. At least 4 different people have told me how great it was to do the aquaerobics when they were pregnant, especially when they were really big - was good to take the weight off for an hour.
Bertie....great to hear from you and great to hear the morph scan went well!
My friend was also told at her 20wk scan that her placenta was lying low and was told to head back there 10 weeks later......and that will prob be in the next 4-5 weeks i believe?? As soon as I hear what has happened with her I can let you know. :). She was also told that it's not something to worry about at this stage and i dont think she was told that it would mean c/s. Hopefully it all improves for you but it does sound a bit common?
Pity you can't make the catchup. I work full time too but lucky we have an ob appt on mon at 2.30 so i just asked my boss if it was cool to have the whole day off! yay! plus i got heaps of TOIL/Flexi hours to use anyway....so i better start using them! ;)
Take care of yourself!
will be their monday will try and make it on time it just depends on my lovely m/s if not on time will be their asap
dear morning sickness can you please start to die down I have been very patient :laughing:
oh liv.....poor girl. just try to get it out all out the night before so you can have an enjoyable morning! :laughing: :yes:
Hope it eases for you soon.
Bertie...also sounds like a great score with the clothes.....hope some of them at least fit you! my friend who had the twins gave me her clothes too but i reckon the pants will be way to tall and the tops maybe a bit big (she had a big twin belly) but at least she would've originally been the same size as me so some should fit! :thumbsup:
Hope you girls dont mind but i've invited another friend who has 2 young kidlets to come mon morning too. she's been there before and enjoys it and i thought i'd just invite her along....cos the more the merrier?? hope you dont mind.
Hope you're all having a great weekend.
NGU...2 days to go!!!! that's if you haven't had the little gems already! goodluck!!! :yelclap: You've done it!! :yelclap:
Hi girls, sounds like you will have a great catch up Monday. I am working so won't be able to make it, but have a hot choc for me!
Bertie - my placenta was laying low too, but it moved up the front of my belly and i birthed naturally. If it covers the cervix, or if its close enough to the cervix during birth it can cause complications like placenta shearing away before bub is born, or bleeding. Most peoples placentas move to good position for birth so i dont even know why they tell this at 20 weeks. I mean, if you had like a few weeks to go i can understand that, but when its got so long to move, that to me just causes worry that could have beed avoided. If placenta is still very low nearing birth i think they do c-section to mimise risk.
Thanks heaps for the info. It is really good to hear that LulusMum. I won't think about it anymore until the next scan!
Thanks Lisa. Will be interested to hear what happens with your friend.
Liv my m/s just dissapeared one morning when I was 12 weeks. It was so amazing to wake up and not feel like chucking up so I have my :fingerscrossed: that yours will disappear soon. I now only feel dodgy when I am hungry but not to the point of chucky so it is much more manageable.
I tried on all the clothes just now and will keep about 2/3 so that is pretty good. Will pass the others on to my friend who is a smaller build than me (we are both due in Oct).
Hope you all have fun tomorrow! Think of me slaving over my computer at work :(
Bertie - hopefully the placenta previa rights itself for you.
Liv - poor thing with M/S. I have to be honest Im suddenly REALLY clucky again (OMG no way not so soon!) but the thought of dealing with the M/S again and with a little one... oh I cant do it yet!!! That and Im currently stuffing my face with camembert... I missed soft cheeses and sushi too much!!! Hope it rights itself soon and that you can make it tomorrow.
So 10.30am it is? Im sure that will be fine. If A is asleep Ill send a msg (LM I think Ive still got ur mobile number somewhere). Is there many of us going?
We have raspberries!!!! LOL.
So after a very unsettled month and a bit, it was topped with a bout of raspberries just to remind us it's all so worth it. So cute, especially at 5am in his cot next to me... after half hour of it he squarks for boob and then has a nap he's so worn out from them. hehehe.
Well just when I thought we were over our unsettled month and might start settling back to good night sleep routine it looks like he's teething. After a few shocking nights I gave him some brauer teething mix and it seems to be doing the trick, she see what happens tonight though... I'm always a skeptic! lol.
I'm sorry we won't be at the catch up tomorrow, we have doc follow up appoint to talk about the test we're having on Thursday and to re-check the lump under his arm. I wouldn't have been able to come tomorrow anyway cos Monday is DHs day off so it's the ONLY day that I can't do catch ups. Shame I won't be there, I probably would've received Never's birth announcement whilst there. That would've been great to share that with everyone on person. Speaking of Never, her bells palsy remains unchanged but she still looking at the bright side of it... that's our girl! She's on meds and doing some exercises..
I've had mum and dad staying with us for the past 10 days so it's been hard to get online, and it looks like so much been happening in here it might take a bit to catch up - please excuse lack of personals, I'll make a start but DS will wake for feed soon and then I'll head straight to bed.
shy: congrats on seeing that heartbeat, I bet it still seems so surreal? I think you've a little boy happening in there!!
MG: how's the steaming going? I served most warmed (just sat in a little water boiled from the kettle or from a thermos if out) as I believe the veges to be more palatable, but I guess it's individual preference. Don't stress about solids - SERIOUSLY DON'T STRESS, bubs still get everything they need from milk.. solids for bubs is more of a social and emotional thing at this point in time so don't show Spencer any bother if he turns his nose up dispite your Masterchef efforts ;-) It was rare for me to get savoury into DD but I didn't let it beat me. I just offered what ever was on the go and never caved just so she would eat something cos she could catch up with milk and now I feel I have a really good eater.
mardi: over half way mark - yay!
bertie: how was your morph scan? IMO the best preg clothing has wide stretchy waist bands that accomodate the growing belly and be appropriate for post-partum changes too. Think yoga pants with roll-down waistband... this type of finish is available to many clothing pieces.
waiting: sorry I missed ur birthday. Sounded like you had a good one. Hope A will settle into daycare for you. I don't think I would've been able to leave DD in daycare, she would've suffered separation anxiety severely!! Just like that little one in 'Daddy Day Care' - have you seen that movie with Eddie Murphy? lol.
peachy: congrats, I just knew you were having a girl. That's going to knock your purse around a lot more than a boy!! lol.
LM: I don't mean tell you how to think, I'm merely offering this as a suggestion... only cos it's what ended up helping me, but when people made comments about babies etc that had the potential to upset me I reminded myself that if this person knew my circumstances they probably wouldn't say such things and if they did then only then would it be insensitive, iykwim? Interestingly enough some people who have fertility issues themselves and even having m/cs (I'm thinking of my SIL here) would still say stuff to me... but she didn't know I was cycling at the time, if she knew she wouldn't have said what she did. One of my GFs would say stuff too, again I would say to myself if you don't want to hear her say stuff like that then you need to tell her, if you're not prepared to share then be prepared to suck it up to a certain degree. Now as I said, that's just what worked for me, I'm in no way saying that it's something you should do or that you're not entitled to vent, it's just food for thought in the event that it happens again and you find it hurtful.
Oh that is SO cute!! I di miss the baby talk and I can't wait to hear DSs first words... mind you, I don't want to wish my time away with him either, it's already gone too fast - I know you understand how I feel about that.
trying2: when are the test results expected? So ur trying to collect poo and I'm trying to collect urine! It seems that everytime DS pees without a nappy the wee ends up everywhere else BUT the container, doh.
kiwi: you poor thing, you can't catch a break. Even AF is back - woah! Hasn't started for me yet. I can't remember how long it was with DD. Was it about the same time after your other kids? Mine might be around the corner, had a bout of thrush this week - urgh (sorry TMI).
oh, he's awake, gotta go, no time for formatting or anything this is straight from note pad. I'll just try to finish up tomorrow when I post Never's news.
Catch you all then, oh and enjoy you meet up - wish I could be there.
All the best today Never, it's been a long, hard road. Now's the time for joy and happiness and lack of sleep, lol. Can't wait to hear the news.:hugs:
Fizz - Bummer you can't make it, hope things are on the improve for you all. As for AF, DD was fully BF for 10mths and I got it back after 7 wks!!!! DS1 was BF for 10wks and AF arrived after 13 wks. This is my 2nd AF after Sam, 1st one after 7 wks and man have I been hormonal, WAY worse than usual, poor family.
Time to wake the kiddies up for school. Why is they always sleep in on a Mon morning and never a weekend one?:laughing:
Fizz - yay for raspberries, over the weekend Max has added singing (including clapping for himself) to his repotoire:yelclap:
And yes, i agree with what you said, but it was just a vent at the time, just had to get it off my chest IYKWIM. I know EXACTLY what you mean about wishing time away. I babysat my 3 year old nephew overnight on friday and now i cant wait for Max to be that age - so much fun. But then i look at my ticker and i see he will be 1 in 16 days and i dont want this to happen at all, i just wish i could turn back time to him being a newborn all over again..............
Gotta go feed the man his weeties
See you all later:flowerz:
Just thought i'd pop in very quickly and let you know that prof rob norman from FSA (who was my FS) is doing a story on Channel 7 6pm news tonight about babies and medicare safety net but i think more in particular about having babies later in life......i think from the snippet it looks like he's saying if the longer you wait in life to have kids the harder it can be (not that any of you are waiting cos you either have your precious gift or are currently baking that gift).
Just thought i'd let you know it's on if you wanted to watch it.
Fizz.....sounds like it's been a bit busy for you! Hope that everything is alright. Sorry to hear you can't make today. maybe next time? Please also post the news of NGU as soon as you've got it. I am so excited that today is finally her day!!
As for wishing time away.....well i'm certainly wishing the next 6 months away cos i just want to be holding my bubba in my arms! :laughing:. Maybe that'll change once i feel bubba moving inside me but for now life is just same ol' same ol' cos nothing has changed with me except knowing i have this magic bean growing.....and the fact i've not been sick just makes me have normal day after day by going to work, coming home, eating, sleeping....and etc. lol.
Lisa- I would have given my right arm for the beginning of my pregnancy to be 'same old'! :laughing: I know everyone says it but enjoy it while it lasts.. The feeling ok and plenty of sleep ends WELL before the baby arrives!!!!!!!!!!!!
I loved the 18-28 week mark cos theres no M/S, you get movement, you can still (sort of) sleep uninterrupted, you're not uncomfortable... Trust me once you get beyond 28 weeks its all downhill from there!!!!!!! A would tapdance on my ribs all night I swear she was gonna break one!
:smiliedance:NGU - GOOD LUCK!!!!!!!!! :smiliedance:
I am soooo excited for you! we are all thinking of you and the twinnies! Cant wait to hear your news :goodvibes: You are an inspiration and today is your day.
To everyone coming to catch up (bummer you cant make it Fizz - we will change days next time!) see you soon! A is asleep at the moment so hopefully she will be right to rock and roll soon..
Damn no news yet about NGU..
Was really good catching up again today and nice to meet Lisa finally! Lisa and Liv you two are glowing with pregnancy (Liv - even despite the M/S!!)
Lisa - Good luck with the appt today.
Rezza - you didnt make it to the catch up- everything ok?
LM - I love Max :D
Kiwi - hehe Sam sleeping with his eyes open still has me stumped!! Soooo bizarre!!!
Ill pop by later...
So appt went well today! we're very low risk for downs and trisionomy 18 (?). Downs it should be more than 1:250.....we had 1:6278 so we're very pleased. T18 should be more than 1:1758 and we had 1:17,000+. So....yay....all went well thank goodness!
we even got another scan!! yiippee!! baby was dancing around and rollling and etc. having a good ol' time in there....giving us a nice show! first it was quite laid back with it's hands behind the head...and then after a minute it went for a bit of rock and roll! :yelclap:
NGU....i rushed home to see the announcement....and there isn't any yet. We're all waiting on the edges of our seats!! goodluck!
Fizz...we assume you'll be the bearer of good news on NGU?
Waiting and Kiwi...was so lovely to meet you and your little gems today! precious!! thanks for the cuddles too!
I just had a call from rezza to apologise for not coming this morning. She has been in hospital since 1.30am on saturday morning. She may have an internal bleed and she is having trouble with her iron infusions. poor girl has had a few troubles the last few months.
So, they might get the baby girl out soon so they can focus on getting rezza better without worrying about the baby inside. I've said that's the best thing they should do. she is 36 weeks after all so the baby would only be 4 weeks early.
Anyway, she's had her ob and all the maternity team all over her all day about this and that and looking after her.
She'll keep me updated on her and babygirl's progress and as soon as i hear....i'll let you know.
Rezza - Hope you are okay. Sounds like you're in the best place for you and your little one. Thinking of you.:hugs:
Lisa - Glad to hear all was good with bubs. Was great to meet you, thanks for the update on Rezza.
Fizz - Hope the Drs appt went well and I hope little Kai's tests go well on Thurs. Poor little mite, teething as well.
Any news on Never??????????????
Great to see you all today. Beautiful babies, Mama's and Mama's to be.:goodvibes:
Oh wow Rezza - I hope everything is ok. Thanks Lisa for the update, keep us posted if you hear anything. Im sure the maternity team are taking very good care of her.
Lisa - yay for good results and getting a scan! What did you think of Anna? (had you met her yet? mental blank..)
Oooh Never..... Im waiting.... hoping... :laughing: No seriously I hope everything is going really well, cant wait to hear the news! :goodvibes:
Nevergivenup and her DH are the proud parents to beautiful identical twin boys :baby::baby:
Gian Carlo 2.85kg & Jonas James 2.56kg.
Born earlier today via planned c-section at 38 weeks! Well done mumma getting them to term.
The boys are doing well but mumma is in intensive care and will be for a while, presumably ok - will update when I find out. I would tentatively say that it's probably some complication from the grade 4 placenta previa but I don't want to speculate the possibilities of this - she told me one and it's nasty.
I was thinking of doing an announcement under the ivf thread and printing it off to take to her when I can visit... so if you have any messages for her perhaps you can post them here (http://www.bubhub.com.au/community/forums/showthread.php?t=343567).
Gonna have to leave it at that tonight, DS is very unsettled and doesn't feel like sleeping, he wants to cuddle and watch the fishies in the marine tank. Still gotta do the other thread...
CONGRATULATIONS NEVER and DH ON YOUR BEAUTIFUL BABY BOYS!!!!!:smiliedance::smiliedance::smiliedance:
Hope you are ok sweetie, I'm praying for a speedy recovery.:hugs:
Congratulations NGU and DH!!!! :yelclap::yelclap::yelclap:
That is absolutely fantastic news about the boys!!
I hope you have a very speedy recovery so you can enjoy your time with your precious precious miracles!! It was finally your turn and your special day! Well deserved! Well deserved!!
When I got to work this morning the first thing i did was log on to see if there was any news!
congratulations ngu on your beautiful twinn boys :flowerz::flowerz::flowerz:
I wish you a speedy recovery honey xox
CONGRATULATIONS NGU & DH!! Welcome to the world Gian & Jonas!! Hope mummy makes a speedy recovery xox
Seth's test results showed nothing - so the doctor recommended that we try lactose intolerant formula and we have noticed a HUGE improvement! He has his 4 month injections next week so I will ask about it again there and see if they can properly test for it!
Hope all is well with everyone, sorry for no personals today just a quick log in!
Huge Congratulations to NGU and DH on the arrival of her wonderful twin boys!
Hope you are feeling heaps better soon NGU!
Hope everyone's doing really well. Have been really busy with family the last few weeks - my sister gave birth to a little boy on 10th May. Had a house full of visitors since then. Have popped on to follow your progress but haven't had time to do personals, soon!
It has been a sad day for us, our angel baby was due today. :( We went to Mt Lofty after work and released some balloons for him/her.
On the positive side, we had our 20 week scan last week and all is looking really good this time - bubs sooo active we need to go back for another scan in two weeks. Angel bubs must be looking out for bubs and giving him/her lots of strength!
Loves to all! xx
CONGRATS to NGU on the birth of the TWINNIES!!! :yelclap::yelclap::yelclap:
Hope you are better soon and can hold your bubbas in your arms finally
Trying2 - bummer no result on the test but thats SOOOO good the Lactose free formula is working
Mardi - good to hear you and bubs are doing well. Sounds like your angel bubba is looking over you.
Just thought I'd pop in and see how you girls are going.
Congratulations NGU, twin boys!
I hope you get better soon
Rezza: i just read the post honey I am thinking you i sure that everything will end up perfect when yur beautiful girl arrives you both are in the best place possible :hugs: and happybirthday for tommorow
LisaB it sounds like you have a good ob appointment on monday and got to see the buba again
ngu: congratulations on the twins i hope you have a speedy recovery .
trying2, kiwi it was lovely to see you both again on monday.
lulumum: I hope they get some beautiful shots of mr max.
asfm everything is going well getting my hair coloured today yay cant wait hubby is away for work and this is the first time we have been appart and it feels so strange i can not wait to pick him up at the airport tommorow our puppy molly is stuck to me lol
anyway have a great day girls
oops it was ment to be waitting and kiwi
CONGRATULATIONS NGU & DH :yelclap: :yelclap: wishing you a speedy recovery so you can be with your precious boys. You did it!!!
hehe made sense to me Liv!
Well A had her immunisations today plus the swine flu vacc so 3 jabs in all. Poor baby. She was sooooooo upset. As soon as Id calm her down she would look at the nurse and start screaming again like "How DARE you!!" so cute but I felt sorry for her! She's a bit sore and grumpy tonight (Hit her leg when she was being a monkey and bouncing around in her Bumbo and SCREAMED the place down) so Ive given her Panadol and she's just gone to sleep finally (over an hour later than normal). Hopefully shes feeling better tomorrow and Im not in for a rough night tonight...
Waiting - Hope A is feeling better, and you had a good night.
Liv - :laughing: Hope you have survived ok with DH away. My DH goes inter-state a bit with work, so being alone doesn't bother me, having fantastic neighbors helps. All the best for your scan.
LM - How's the party organising going? Thanks for arranging the get together.
Fizz - I hope Kai's tests went ok today, :fingerscrossed: for good results.
afm - Sam is making some new noises, so cute. Grocery shopping was a disaster today, he screamed through most of it, very unlike him. People were so nice, unloading my groceries so I could hold him. Then the staff helped take my shopping to the car. So kind. Oh dear, there's my sad little man again.....
Hi everyone....just a quickie from me.
Liv....GOODLUCK with your scan tomorrow!! you'll do just fine! you'll love how much baby has grown! Will be thinking of you!
Shy....how are you?? everything still going ok? how many weeks now?
Kiwi...sounds like a fun shopping trip you had! :p. There are such nice people out there willing to help so i'm glad they pitched in without question or judgement.
Waiting....sorry to hear alexis had such a rough time with her jabbing. i can only imagine the look she gave the nurse when she screamed back. :laughing:. Hope she's ok now.
Mardi....great to hear the scan went well last week! I can't wait to get to that scan.....just another 5 weeks away..... :( i'm little miss impatient. :D
Your story of thinking of your angel baby was touching! hope you are ok!
Hi to everyone else. hope you're all keeping well!
hi everyone, just a quick one as I'll be heading out with Dreams after the kids have had their naps.
Sorry I haven't updated earlier, DS has been quite unsettled and I'm struggling to get computer time, so quick update for now and hope to catchup with everyone else soon.
Went to docs on Monday with teeny sample of DSs wee. Get phone call from doc on Wed asking me to come back in for chat and pick up another script for antibiotics cos he still got UTI. Had nasty MCU test yesterday morning where they stick a catheter up his willy and fill his bladder a few times and take x-rays as he wee. He was SOOOO brave, I'm SO proud of him. I was actually having a cry in the car on the way to Flinders and then again in the waiting room, had to fight them back when doc talking me through test but when push came to shove he coped really well so I managed to be strong for him. He did cry at times but he sounded more tired and annoyed that we were keeping him from sleeping... in fact he even fell asleep as they filled his bladder for the last one! My brave lil man! .. As it turns out he does have urinary reflux, only mild but will require some kind of treatment, probably NOT surgery though - thank god. Got appoints next week with paed and doc then the paed urologist in a few weeks time.
OK, as for Never. I haven't managed to talk to her yet but her sister said she is certainly on the mend. :smiliedance: I would think that with the boys being healthy that they will be staying in the room with her which is heaps reassuring :goodvibes:
Shall let you all know more as I find out.
I received an sms from NGU tonight and have created a new thread on the IVF threads but thought I would replicate it here to.
Nevergivenup finally was released from ICU last night. She is still very weak but is getting better and is so glad she is finally getting chance to enjoy her boys.
Unfortunately NGU developed severe pre-eclampsia (she has been told it was the worst case they have ever seen) and she has had to battle to survive it. In true NGU fashion though she fought with all her might and is now looking forward to enjoying life with her twins.
In her own words "the boys are gorgeous"
Congratulations again NGU & DH. Your persistance to achieve your dream has been inspirational & I wish you all a happy & loving future :hugs:
Fizz - I've been keeping an eye out for your updates. Thank you :hugs:. Am glad I can add to it.
Fizz and Pisces - thanks for the updates. Wow NGU is such an amazing woman, what she has gone through to get her babies just blows me away.
NGU I cant wait to meet you (and the boys!) one day and tell you that in person. You never cease to amaze me. :yes:
Fizz - oh your poor DS those tests sound awful. I would have cried too. Such a brave boy! Good to hear he hopefully wont need surgery.
LM - youve been quiet the past few days.. everything ok?
AFM - Travelling ok. A seems to have recovered from her immunisations ok. She had a really restless night on Wed and has a bruise on her leg but otherwise all good. Oh and she didnt get sent home from child care today.. woohoo!! I decided to sneak out so she didnt see me leave and apparently she was a lot better. The workers even commented how much happier she was. She was sitting playing with a worker when I arrived to pick her up and was all smiles so such a relief!! Usually she is screaming!!
Hope everyone is well :wave:
NGU - CONGRATULATIONS, awesome news!!!
Lisa, thanks for asking after me. I had Ob appt Tuesday at 8w. Baby going well, 1.65cm! Heartbeat strong. How are you going?
I am freaking out at the moment as I accidentally bought a fresh salad yesterday that I didn't know had bean and alfalfa sprouts in it. I fished out as many as I could but don't know if I ingested any. Has anyone eaten anything they shouldn't eat? Praying my little 'cub' is ok :kiss:
Hope everyone else is well :hugs:
Just wanted to add that in actual fact she was admitted last Thursday and the boys were born that day not on Monday as I thought... well that's when her DH sent the announcement and that's when the c-section was booked so I just assumed! sorry!
so boys were born on the 27th of May - sorry for any confusion (I myself was quite confused!)
so all up 8 days of intensive care - the poor girl nearly died!! :eek: scary.
nothing else from me tonight. DS still unsettled :( I want him to be happy again.
fitz : omg poor ngu i hope her recovery is a speedy one she is such an inspiration with everything she went through.
well i had the nt scan yestereday i was their from 9.15am to 1.00pm we have an extremley active baby it took four scans to get what they needed jellybean was jumping around playing with it's fingers it was so cute .
the dr who explanned the results was great he explained that with my age 35 that as soon as i walked in the door i was classed as high risk after my blood test and the factors that I add in i am 1 in 5757 and he said they could not ask for a better result have appointment with ob to go through it further on monday but very happy:smiliedance:
oh and my dates were out I am 13 weeks and 2 days
oh my gosh, i just want to cry everytime i read an update about NGU! she is an amazing inspirational woman! I just can not get over her story!
Best wishes to NGU and DH and their 2 beautiful boys!
Shy....great to hear that all is going well with you! please dont worry too much about the sprouts. I've eaten asian quite alot and every single time i always forget to ask for no bean sprouts! every single time!.....so.....whenever the bean sprouts come out (which is all the time) i go through and fish them all out but do happen to miss a few of them. I wouldn't worry too much. just remember in the future to be careful with salads and sprouts. in fact, i dont tend to eat salads out....i only eat salads at home where i know how well they've been washed. altho....baby is so fussy that i've even gone off lettuce! all things green - broccoli, spinach, lettuce, apples, pears, can only have carrot if it's grated etc....so...i guess my freak out is 'am i still getting enough goodness that the fruit and veggies should give me'.
You're doing a great job!! :)
Liv...great to hear all went well! wow that was a long appointment but you must've enjoyed seeing bubba for such a long time! you've done well!
Shy.... i'm the worlds worst when it comes to eating what i shouldnt.....
I've been giving in A LOT to ham lately! And dh bought fritz the other day... i ate the whole lot....
Peachy - Wow you are getting sooooooo close now!!! Gosh thats gone so quicky - I remember you found out you were pregnant about the time A was born!!! Where has the time gone??
Kiwi - we got results back from WCH about DH's Marfan testing - NEGATIVE!!!! Though apparently they only tested the gene that CONFIRMS Marfan but theres still a 10%chance he may have it even testing NEGATIVE. Hmmmm. Apparently theres some other genes that mimic Marfan so he may have to undergo more testing. Got a call from WCH, he has to go back for more appts with genetics soon.
Oh I forgot to say the GP weighed and measured A at her immunisation appt and she is now 64cm long and 6.5kg so she is a teeny bubba still. She is right down under the 25th percentile and her weight gain has dropped. She still hasnt doubled her birth weight by 6 months (which apparently she should have). GP isnt too concerned though though. My Tiny Dancer :bee:
Never - OMG, you poor thing, so scary. Very happy to hear you are on the mend and can now enjoy your precious bundles. :hugs: for your DH and family, it must have been very hard for them. :hugs: for you and your boys. Can't wait to meet you all.
Thanks Fizz and Pisces for the updates.
Fizz - Sorry to hear Kai does have reflux, but it's great they caught it now and not years later like my DB. What a trooper during the bad tests, my DB had to do them as a 13yr old, very traumatic and embarrassing for him. Is he going on long term antibiotics, is that what they still do? :hugs: for you Fizz, it's horrible watching our babies in pain. One of the hardest things I've had to do, was hold my DS1 down while nurses put a feeding tube down his nose, it took 3 go's! :no:
Shy, Liv, Lisa & Peachy - Good to hear all is going well. Shy don't stress about the food, I was terrible.
Waiting - Great news on the tests, but bummer there's still a chance. I think why they think I might have it is because not only do I have the bicuspid vaulve I also have an aortic annueriysm (sp) , and my fingers bend backwards and my elbows are a bit strange.
A is a beautiful little bubba, I think I told you that my DD was tiny as a bubba, she could still blow away in a strong wind, so tall and thin. But man, can she put away the food.
Trying - great to hear Seth is on the mend.
LM - You're very quiet, hope you are just busy.
afm - DS1 and I have colds. Sam is calling better go.
I am still here.........
Just laying low as it would appear i am not coping at all with the thought that Max is about to turn one. Every time i think about it i just want to cry - its gone too fast and i want my newborn back, just for a day or two. I love him the way he is now though, dont get me wrong, its just when they are tiny it all seems to go by in a haze of sleep deprivation, to the point where i wanted him to get a bit older so we could get out of the newborn "24 hour round the clock" business, now i would give just about anything to be back there. I miss having a baby i can cradle in one arm, that i can float in the bath with one hand, that i can swaddle, that i can carry around the shops cause they weigh nothing. Like i said, he is soooooo much fun now, just feeling a bit nostalgic for a newborn i guess.
Anyway, im sure this is normal (i hope) for most mums and it will pass soon enough.
I hope all the bubs and jellybeans are behaving and our mums and mums-to-be are keeping well
I especially wanted to send all my love to NGU, i hope you are at home enjoying your precious family soon:baby::baby:
Wow so much has happened in the last week.
NGU: Wow how scary that would of been, So glad you are doing better and out of ICU and getting sometime to spend with your boys, Congratulations.
Liv: So you are further along then first thought, how exciting, I cant wait to see some pics of your little one.
Lisa: I eat bean sprouts nearly everyday, I did not know that they were on the "Dont Eat" list.... To be honest I never folllowed that list cause some of the things on there just seemed over the top.. But in saying that I dont eat seafood so the shell fish never bothered me...
Lulusmum & Kiwi: Sorry about last Monday. Hope your little ones are doing well.
Peachy; Not to long to go now.
AFM: Well last friday night DH took me to emergency with a sharp stabbing pain in my chest, Turns out it was not bad heart burn like i thought I have a bleeding ulcer, On medication for that now, But while I was in hospital my blood levels dropped back down to 62 which is dangerously low as my normal levels are 124, they tried a new type of iron infusion and ended up having a major reaction "Code Blue" the midwife said, It was the most scary moment of my life, I couldn't breath, my whole face swelled my body went hot and hived up, My belly went rock hard, Thankfully doctors acted quickly and pumped me with drugs and everything came fine after 30 mins.
So after that my Ob decided that I need to have a blood transfusion, cause my levels were so low I had to be transfused with 4 units of blood. And on top of that I also have pre-eclamsia border line high so now that i am out of hospital i have a blood test every 2nd day and appointment with my ob twice a week... I find out tomorrow what she has decided to do, she was talking about taking lil miss early via c-section last friday, but i think she is trying to wait for bubs to engage so i can be induced.. either way i am not fussed I am soooooooooo over being pregnant I have 25 days to go and to me that still feels like a life time cause anything can happen..
I really do think that my body was not made to bear children, it seems to be falling apart on me..
Hope all is well with everyone else that i missed..
Opps forgot to say thanks for the birthday wishes...
Oh LM, what you are feeling is normal and I'm hoping it will pass soon for you.:hugs: :hugs:
Rezza - I was just wondering this morning how you were. Glad to hear you're back at home, what a rough time you've had. Hope the PE stays away, even a mild case is not fun. With DD I had the bloods every second day and 2x weekly OB visits, did that for 1 week then into hos to be induced as things started to get bad. Hang in there, bubs will be here soon. And yes pregnancy is very hard for some us.:hugs:
Hi had to take A to Womens and Childrens this morning... Bubba Girl has gastro. Syringe feeding Hydrolyte atm every half hour, she is now keeping most of it down. She was so pale and lethargic when I got her there. Now she just wanting to sleep so keep having to wake her to feed. :(
Big :hugs: to LM. I thought things might be tough atm. Hang in there babe, it will happen.
And belatedhappybirthday to Rezza too!
Poor little A, hope she's on the mend.:hugs:
Still full of a head cold.:dizzy:
Spew-central here again this morning. Poor bubba she is so miserable and helpless. Just wants to sleep in my arms. Still syringe feeding but she is now refusing most of it. :no:
oh no waiting, that's no good. keep a close eye on her (as I know you are), they can get dehydrated so fast. DS1 ended up with a feeding tube after having severe diarrhea for several days, that just made him vomit and he went down hill fast at the hospital, he ended up on a drip for 5 days.:no:
hope she picks up soon.:hugs:
Just another quickie to say hi and to read up on the latest news about everyone’s little ones.
Fizz: OMG, what a tough little man you have. It brings tears to my eyes from just the thought of having a catheter inserted there. Ouch! What a great little man you really do have.
Peachy: So good to read someone mentioning “Fritz”. Usually people ask why are we Adelaidians trying to eat some German bloke. It’s most definitely and Adelaide thing isn’t it!
My little one is still growing well and appears to be healthy in every possible way. We’re still looking at an ETA of July 26th.
Cheers and kindest regards to all.
new repormed pricing... bit out of touch not sure if this is good or not????
Shall try to catch up on everyones news now, but I'm seriously not having a good run so I don't know how I'll go with personals for everyone. I feel like I've 'lost' my good sleeper. He's ok when we are at home during the day he sleeps well in his swing but now at night he wakes and cranks everytime he hits his light sleep. I don't know if it's because of the UTI or teeth but tonight I tried that teething gel from W&C and he's still woken twice already. I'm starting to think he's just used to the comfort of mums boobies being on tap so if he wakes and they not there he aint happy! *sigh*
I saw NGU today :thumbsup: She's certainly not 100% but from what I can gather she's heaps better than 12 days ago! Her boys are absolutely adorable :bee:! My DS looked a giant by comparison. She's been out of ICU for a few days now and is getting to spend some quality time with the boys. They stay in the nursery over night so she can get the sleep she needs to recover. Her DH basically spends 16 hours a day caring for the boys - awwww, so cute! What a great daddy!
The boys were being seen by the paed today and whilst DS1 had his hips checked he let out a wail and DS2 started crying too - it was like 'Hey! You leave my big brother alone!!' SOOOOO cute! But then when DS2 had his checked and wailed DS1 just looked on at him quietly as if to say 'Toughen Up!' LOL. Also, at one stage DS2 sneezed and all of 1 second later DS1 sneezed too - seriously the CUTEST thing ever!!! OMG I just wanna squish them they are SO adorable!
She may be going home on the weekend :-)
lisa: you'll be getting close to feeling bubs soon. Hopefully then you might be happy for the pace to slow a little and relish the moment, especially feeling and then seeing the movement, yes 'seeing' bubs move is THE BEST (ie your belly shapeshifting). I miss that the most about being pregnant.
waiting: omg how frightening. Once they start with kindy and child centres etc I swear they spend most of their life sick! DD would always show signs of some infection on Mondays... 3 days after kindergym - urgh they are cesspools! Get better soon A!
mardi: bittersweet time for you, I understand, I had my viability scan the day before the EDD of angel bub. I hope the balloon release brought some closure. I released a balloon a few weeks ago for my angel and I felt so much better. Will be interesting to see how I feel on the 17th of this month which will be the EDD anniversary. Hoping my 2 will keep me distracted.
kiwi: I love those little squeaks when they sleep and then the cooing oh it melts my heart. I always have my sling handy when doing groceries, though people still help load and unload trolley for me, nice to hear there's some decent people out there still! I still try to do most of my groceries online or even at night once the kids are in bed.
Oh your poor DB! I can't imagine a 13 year old having to endure that test, I would be so worried about it having some long lasting effect on their self-esteem. Yes, I think he'll prob go onto long term anti-biotics, that's what our GP suggested should the test be positive to reflux but she also booked us in to see a specialist so we shall see if there's anything different. As much as I hate the idea of him being on an anti-biotic for such a long time the reality of the complications for recurrent infections is far more frightening, so it's a no-brainer really.
shy: I totally understand the stress about food, I was pretty paranoid with DD and just as paranoid with DS. When 'eating out' I lived on baked potato and made them nuke the coleslaw or McD filet o fish with no tartare. I was too scared to eat any salad, even from a resturant because I didn't know how long ago it had been washed. So I'm guilty of the freakout too, you're certainly not alone in that. I think if you are being careful which it sounds like you are you are at minimal risk. Whilst being pregnant makes you more vunerable your body does have some fight in it, you can't totally eliminate all the baddies but find comfort in knowing that the small numbers that you ingest will probably be fought off by your body.
liv: congrats on the scan and making it to the 2nd trimester!! This really is the best trimester. Hope you enjoy it to the max!
LM: :hugs: We spoke about it last time we met and I totally get where you're at. Hang in there mate.
rezz: Sounds like we might have an early bird on the way, surely they won't make you endure this too much longer? Many would consider you full-term? Good luck with everything! Your precious girl will be here before you know it.
trying2: hope Seth is feeling better. When is his next appointment?
peachy: how you travelling? Feeling fed up yet or do you feel confident you'll get through the last 2 months without going too insane?
tryingnot: how's your lil princess? Would love to hear an update.
MG: you're quiet too, where you guys at? Spencer still flicking his solids at the ceiling???;) lol.
paul: heh, yeah he's tough like his daddy. Daddy endured 3 TESAs under local to conceive DS (1 TESA under GA for DD). Even to this day DH will say that the needle they used to administer the local and to aspirate the sperm was 'THIIIIIIIIIIIIIIS BIG!!"" (stretching his arms out as wide as possible).
You guys must be so excited, not long to go now! I wonder who'll be first, you guys or peachy?
Sorry, who did I miss? Give me a nudge.
Fizz - thanks for the update on NGU. Ohhhhh the boys sound adorable....
AFM - doing a bit better A has started to keep some fluid down but now the diarrhea has set in now... lovely... hopefully she is on the mend. She has managed to keep down some really watered down EBM this morning. :smiliedance: The past few days she has only been on Hydralyte, Ive offered watered down EBM each day to try but she just kept bringing it back up. Poor thing cries when she sees her bottle, she wants milk so bad but cant have it yet.... She wont drink Hydralyte from the bottle so Im still having to syringe feed her regularly... makes for a long night...
Cos she is sick she is really clingy, screams (and I mean SCREAMS) when Im not with her and will only sit in my lap when awake and go to sleep in my arms. Im now a pro at one handed typing...
Message to everyone from Nevergivenup (http://www.bubhub.com.au/community/forums/showthread.php?p=4848267#post4848267)
Nothing else from me tonight. DS being his unsettled self but this time running a low-grade fever *sigh*. Have paed tomorrow so :fingerscrossed: we can get this lil one a lot more comfortable.
waiting: :hugs::hugs: to you and A. Poor lil mite.
Just thought I'd start a thread for us Adelaide girls and boys (Paul), who have been successful in getting a much wanted pregnancy.
I am just over 17weeks and pregnant with identical twins, in case you didn't already know :).
Next ultra sound is February 3rd, cant wait. Is morphology scan.
BYT - re your weight comments, can relate. I went shopping yesterday for some swimming shorts to wear to the beach and had no luck. I started ivf as a size 10-12, by cycle 14 I was a size 14. Now pregnant, I found myself trying on size 16 and still struggling to find things that fit. I do however, have better luck finding my size 14 in maternity clothing.... huge relief!! You will feel so much better for shopping for clothes that make you look the part. Normal clothing just makes us look fat and not pregnant. I would recommend you go out and buy a nice maternity outfit :goodvibes:
Congratulations. I think you should have a good and bouncing baby twins. :D:yelclap::angel:
Fizz - Hope your DS gets better and you get some answers. That is something I find so hard - seeing your little one unwell and not knowing what it wrong or how to help them properly!
Waiting - Awww poor A, how is she doing? Poor little darling, hope she gets better real soon.
LM - I know how you must be feeling. I packed up Seth's 000 clothes and made a memories box for him of the stuff from the hospital etc, and that was hard just seeing how little he was 4 months ago. I know I will be feeling the same as you when he hits 1. Hope you are going ok? How's the party planning going?
Sorry no other personals - i can hear my washing machine about to finish! I HATE washing!! haha
AFM - Seth has his 4 month injections the other day and was very brave! So proud of him. I asked the doctor about properly testing him for lactose intolerance, but she just said it won't effect him much in life, we will just have to be careful about what we give him. Should I push for him to get tested or accept that as an answer??
Things have been pretty hard in our household - My DP has been made to take 4 weeks LWOP from work. He has not been the same person for months, I think he has depression but the doctor doesn't think so. So he has been pretty hard to deal with lately, snaps at little things (part of the reason he has to have leave). So now I am completely stressing about money, we were going alright, but then DP started feeling the way he is now and stopped going to work everyday and only going a couple of days a week, so that chewed through our savings because we had to make up for the days he wasn't getting paid and now have to deal with no money at all from his work! Plus he has been so thoughtless with money and spent a whole lot on god know what! He even took my new emergency credit card and found the pin number and maxed it out!! I keep trying to talk to him and can see that he is struggling with different issues, but he keeps saying he doesn't want to stress me out too. The doctor has referred him to see someone, but because the DR doesn't think it's depression it can't be covered on medicare so we will be left paying $210 per session!! And because we can't afford that at the moment, he can't go, so nothing will get solved. arrrgghhh, sorry for the rant - I have been holding it in too long I think!!
Trying - that sounds like a rough trot mate. Can you go see another Dr to give you the referral for your partner? Doesnt sound too good, even if its not depression it sure sounds like he could use some help - bloody medicare, it just keeps screwing us over:no:
As far as Seth goes, i would be pushing for testing but thats just me. If he is intolerant to lactose he could be at risk of other intolerances and i would want to know - whats going to happen when you start solids. Things like rusks have milk in them, will he be allergic to those too? You know, just little things would stress me out so yes, i would push for a definite answer.
I hope things sort themselves out soon, sounds like you need a break:hugs:
Trying :hugs: honey it sounds like you guys are having a rough time at the moment stay posative it can only get better with your dp from what you are saying it does sound like depression or very similar the shopping thing could be away that he feels better i would get a second opionion if i was you guys he could also try wwww.beyondblue.com they may be able to help a friend of mine has been through them and said they were fantastic .
with seth you should get it checked out hun you are better off knowing .
Trying - absolutely Im with the others - I would push the matter further about getting Seth tested - it WILL affect you in the future despite what the doc says, you need to know so that you can make good decisions about his food etc. And I also agree - DH should get a 2nd opinion about the depression. Like Liv said he might be using the shopping as something to help himself feel better - but thats not the answer and it will get you in to trouble in the long run. I hope you get some answers with both matters and things settle down for you soon :hugs::hugs:
LM - how you doing babe?? Want me to get the pins out and pop some balloons at the balloon shop for you?? :laughing:
AFM - Well Little Miss A is on the mend. Hooray!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! She is now having formula again, only 1/2 strength but is managing to keep it down. Hasnt puked since 1am so nearly 24 hours now. Shes finally got some color back to her - shes been white as a ghost for days- and is starting to sit up and play again. Soooo glad we are getting to the end of it, though Im not going to count my chickens before they hatch..... DH has a cold again and now A's nose is streaming..... fingers crossed its just left-over from the gastro and cleaning out all the left-over spew that came out her nose for 5 days!!:laughing:
lulusmum: I hope the baptism goes really well and happybirthday max we will have to catch up soon
LM - Hope everything goes really well for Max's special day today. Special day for a special little man :yes:
I had an unsuccessful IVF cycle in April/ May and was an addict to the threads which have now closed. I was expecting to join the join thread when I have been blessed with the best news ever. We are PREGNANT!!!
I was due to start my new cycle last week and when AF didnt come by Saturday by husband pestered me to do a HPT. Our chances even on ivf were quite low and after 2 unsuccessful attempts and so long of trying I never ever ever thought that I would see 2 x lines on that stick. I never even got a positive when I was 7 weeks with an ectopic in the past.
3 positive HPTs later abd a BT this morning - we are absolutely pregnant - and we did it all by ourselves!!! Nurse says levels look great but becuase ive had an ectopic i will have a follow up test on Thurs and an early scan (6 weeks - 5 days).
Just wanted to share my good news and let anyone out there who is feeling like it will never happen that it can and will.
Hopefulthisyr - Congratulations on your BFP!!!! I remember you from the Adelaide IVF thread. Welcome to our little "Adelaide bumps and bubbies" group :)
Actually.... is it just me.. or have we had a lot of naturally conceived bubbas recently???!!! Yay!!!
hopefulthisyear: congratulations hun it is such and exciting time the same thing happened to me happened to me we were about to start another cycle when i found out we wer e pregnant so congratulations :smiliedance:
Thanks everyone xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Welcome hopefulthisyr, and congratulations on your wonderful natural BFP!:smiliedance:
Trying - Oh hun sounds like things are pretty tough for you at the moment.:hugs: Hope your hubby is able to get some much needed help soon. I have had clinical depression (in my late teens) and it is just awful. When I did, I used to spend money all the time, rent money, food money. On crap basically, but also alcohol, alot of alcohol, that was my escape, pretty lousy one! You are aware that men can get PND, we are sure my DH and I both had it after DS1. Mental illness, is hard on everyone, not just the person going through it. If you ever want to talk let me know.:hugs: I would get Seth tested.:)
NGU - Glad to hear you are recovering, hope you are now home with all of your menfolk.:p
Waiting - So glad to hear A is on the mend, poor little thing.
LM - Hope Max's big day went well.happybirthday for Thursday Max!!!
Peachy, Liv, Shy, Mardi, Lisa, Rezza and anyone I've missed, how are you all going??????
Hello to all the other mummies.
afm - I think Sam is having a wonder fortnight. He is still sleeping 12hrs straight at night, but during the day he wont have more than a catnap and WILL NOT sleep in his cot. This leads to a very over tired, miserable baby. I am hoping it's just a phase. Gotta go.
What a weekend..........Max had a ball and was soooooooooooooooooooooo spoilt, our house has been taken over by toys and books and clothes:D Its his real birthday on thursday so daddy has teh day off and we are going to the zoo if the weather is nice. We then have close family coming over for pizza and cake - i will attempting to make iggle piggle (this should be good:laughing:)
Kiwi - Max is having his 52 week wonder week - its hit hard but he is still happy, just sleep is crap. Hopefully its over soon. We have to take him for his 1 year immunisations next week, the nurse told us the 12 month ones are the worst so do the party first:no: not looking forward to the aftermath of this.
Hope you are all well and bubbas are thriving:flowerz:
Sorry I haven't been around much lately. I find it hard to find time to do personals, and feel guilty just doing a post about me, so simply haven't been posting at all.
J and I have been going reasonably well, although she's rarely sleeping for more than 40 minutes at a time during the day, so gets quite grumpy in the evenings. I really wish I could work out how to help her resettle. She's also waking up for an additional feed at night, however, she seems satisfied after just being on the breast, which is lovely. It's so great not needing to give her formula over night now.
Anyway, J is asleep now, so now is when I run around like crazy trying to achieve things! Hope everyone is going well!
Kiwi - oh no poor Sam!!! Maybe we need to get him and A together for a talking.... she can do really good day naps but sleeps cr*p at night....they can give each other advice..
LM- good to hear everything went well for Max's party. Wow 1 year old tomorrow... how exciting. Give him a big Happy Birthday cuddle from A and I.
Tryingclucky - good to hear for you again and that the BF is going well! How did J go after getting her cast off? One thing I heard about sleep is that babies sleep cycles are 45mins long... so at around the 40min mark they often become unsettled. I find if I want A to have a long nap if I sneak in just before the 40-45mark and put her dummy back in, make sure she is wrapped or if she starts to wake give her a pat, and I can often get her to go another 45mins (get 1 1/2 hours out of her). HTH.
Rezza - I hope little miss is hanging in there. Wow you have had a rough trot. It will be so worth it when you hold her (I assume its a 'her'.. you did say little miss Im sure!) in your arms. Only a couple weeks to go now....
Peachy and Paul - Wow not long now!!! Ooooh more baby news I cant wait!!!!!!!!
AFM & A - all good here, A is back to full steam. A has been sleeping REALLY badly at night (decided the other night after only a 20min nap all day to get up from 11pm until 3am.... then the next night screamed from midnight till 2am..) so Ive started using controlled crying a bit to try to get her to learn how to re-settle. (didnt want to but its a last resort...) First night. :thumbsdown: Last 2 nights :yelclap: I did hear her stir and go back to sleep, she didnt wake for a feed until 4am and never screamed. WOOHOO!!
Sorry i've been pretty slack in posting personals too! I dont seem to have a memory!
Fizz- i'm doing well thanks for asking!! :) hope ur gorgeous little ones are keeping you busy!! (in a good way!) xx
Shy- I read on another thread that you had another scan and OB app yesterday, how did you go?? I also saw u were asking about cramping and pulling! I felt that for months and months! You just have to learn that its normal! ur body is changing so much, i actually find it a miricle that growing a baby doesnt cause more pain!!!
Lulu's Mum- I'm so happy that max had a fabulous first birthday!! Hopefully his needles dont knock him around too much!!
Kiwi- Hope you and little sam are going well!!
NGU- Hope everything is going well for you and you are settling in with your gorgeous boys!! I cant wait to see some pictures of them!! Hope you are recovering ok too! You've certainly been on a wurlwind adventure to realise your dream! Words cant express how happy i am for you and your new little family! You are a true inspiration to anyone that knows your struggle and heartache to get where you are now!! Goodluck! xxx
TryingClucky- Hope little J finds some rest (atleast for your sake) :)
Liv- Hope everything is going well with you and the morning sickness has eased up for you!! its so horrible!!
Waiting- I'm so glad that A is feeling a little better! Poor little thing! It must be so horrible to see them sick :no: Atleast she is on the mend now!! cute little monkey!!!
hopeful- welcome to our thread!! Congratulations on ur pregnancy! I hope it is a wonderful experience for you and your family!
Trying2- I'really hope that everything is ok with ur DH! That is really stressful! My Dh went through a similar thing about 2 months before we concieved and we were seriously in a lot of trouble!! He seems to have straightened out now! He did see a doctor and they put it down to stress as apposed to depression! Its really hard to see someone you love so down!! Fingers crossed it gets better for you soon! Glad seth did well with his injections!! And in regards to testing i would certainly be pushing for more answers, but i need to know everything!! lol KNOW IT ALL!!
Paul- Long time no see! Wow you and ur wife must be so excited with only 5 weeks to go!! Best of luck witht he birth! Dont forget to put some pictures up!!
Mardicharli- Glad to hear ur 20 week scan went well!! How amazing is it!! Are you going to have a 3d scan! They are mind blowing!!! Cant believe how fst time has gone!!!
Rezza- How are you love???? Hope everything is ok! You seemed a little worse for wear in your last post! i hope things have improved!! xx
Lisa- How are you going?? still out there???? How have you been feeling? have you felt the baby move yet?? Its so awesome those first kicks!! Just wait til you get to 30weeks and beyond.. it feels more like an adult re arranging furniture in ur uterus!!! :laughing:
Hi to anyone i've missed!! :wave:
AFM- Just passed the 32 week mark! I'm so bl00dy excited to meet our little girl!! argh! everyday it becomes a little more real!! She's been a bit of a ratbag the last few days kicking the Cr*p out of my insides!! But so beautiful! I truly cant believe that its really happening to us! Dh is soooooooooooooooo excited! he's gonna be the best dad! He talks to her all the time and just loves her so much already! Its such a great experience i really couldnt have asked for more! Just love being pregnant! Aside from all the crappy parts its truley the best thing ever!! I dont know about you girls... BUT I'M BL00DY COLD!!! Its freezing here, i swear we've gone through about 65million tonnes of firewood in the past week! Have another OB app on friday! So hopefully little missy is still doing well and growing nicely! I still feel so small compared to other pregnant women!! I guess she will be a petite little princess!!
ANYWAY! What an essay!!! Have a lovely week! Stay warm!!
Lots of love and warm thoughts!! xxx
Thank you to everyone for your messages of advice!
I think I will take my little man to be tested properly.
Things with my DP are still no better - at least he is seeing a professional now so i am hoping that things get better pretty soon! It's been a pretty tough few weeks - everyone is too scared to talk to him and tell him what they feel/think, so I cop all the lectures! Like his sister called last week to see how he's been going and rather talking to him about it she asked me and then got all ****ty because we are spending $14 a week on swimming for Seth! I just burst into tears - I don't think I should have to justify what we spend our money on to anyone! And she yelled at me for booking a trip to Melbourne, which I only booked not knowing that DP was having leave from work!! I was sobbing so hard during and after that phone call and have not been able to get it out of my head since. People don't realise that this is all hard for me too and I am just trying to make things feel as normal as possible!!!! arrrgghhhh!! hahahha
sorry enough about me.......(hehe)
Peachy - OMG time is really flying!! I can not believe that you are 32 weeks!! That is so exciting for you - I bet you are starting to feel a bit uncomfortable now!
LM - So glad Max had a great birthday - I think having your house resembling a toy shop is part of the parent job description - I am not looking forward to it at all! I have no idea where things are going to go!!
Waiting - Hope A has settled into a better sleep pattern for you - we have nights like that here sometimes, NOT fun!! haha
Tryingclucky - you sound like me - using the time that bubba is asleep to do everything!! Hope J is going alright!
Kiwi - Hope the day time sleeping has improved for you - It's great you are getting sleep at night, but I know how frustrating it is when the day sleep isn't as great! Seth is the same!!
Hopefulthisyr - Congratulations on the natural BFP!!! There seems to be more and more natural pregnancies popping up!! Such wonderful news - I hope your pregnancy is a smooth sailing one, no MS!!
Anyways I better get a wriggle on and get tea started before my little dude wakes. Take care everyone and thank you all again for your support xoxo
Thanks everypne for your messages - as we've only told parents, so great to have other people to be excited with!! Next BT tomorrow morning which should confirm if all is going along nicely and that the chance that it is ectopic is low. Fingers and toes crossed!!
Happy 1st Birthday Max!!!!
Well I just got back from having my MRI, most unpleasant, shocking migraine now. Off to lie down.
Sorry for not posting in a week or so....
I am feeling much much better these days, Lil Miss is fully engaged now and her head is locked into position and is not moving anywhere my OB said also that my cervix has started to efface YEAH.....
But must I say all the pressure on my pelvis is sooooooooooo painful......
Every part of my body aches, I have started to lose my mucus plug, so hopefully my "Show" is not to far away, I know she will come early cause there is no way i could go through this for another 14 days....
Contractions come and go now, but the peak of my contractions are longer and more painful, Contractions are very irregular, I just hope i know the difference when it is "Active Labour"
My OB said this baby will come before her due date (which is 2-7-10) lets hope she is right
My Husband keeps saying hurry up baby so daddy can have 4 weeks off work, Not hurry up baby cause your causing Mummy so much pain..
Sorry this is a very about me post but thanks to everyone who has asked about me..
Hope everyone is doing well and all the sick little bubbas are starting to feel better.
Just a quick note to Trying2 - hun, there is nothing to be embarrassed about etc, and you shouldn't have to justify yourself to anyone. You are doing the best you can, and how you go about your affairs are your business.
Do you have a good enough relationship with your SIL to mention to her what you have mentioned here - Ie - that it is very hard on you, and that you are doing your best, and that everyone bombarding you with their thoughts isn't helping things considering you are the person dealing with your DH's moods and problems at the moment. This can be a really trying time, and you need all the support you can get. People tend to forget the support people in these circumstances.
Anyway, get on here and vent your little heart out.
I'm really glad your DH is seeing someone, and is making moves to help himself. That is half the battle. :hugs:
happybirthdayHappy 1st Birthday Max!!!!!!!!happybirthday
Rezza - ooooh sounds really close now!!!!!! I didnt lose my mucus plug till I was in active labor so cant comment there... Once I noticed the contractions get a bit more regular I kept moving around, lots of walking to help it progress. Once it did I lay down, cos they say if you lay down and it doesnt stop then its the real thing. After a few false starts where they stopped, one morning I lay down and WHOA they intensified big time so I knew it was time!
Good luck, keep us posted and I hope everything goes smoothly as you welcome Little Miss!!
Ps - if you want an SMS buddy let me know. Ill PM you :D
Well it looks like Im back at Spew-central again.... A hasnt kept a thing down today :no: Only just caught up all the washing and looks like Im gonna use it all up again :barf:
Well A is doing better, hardly any spew today though she decided to serve us Cream of Brocolli soup during dinner tonight. :barf: all over her high chair and floor... OMG I have never seen so much spew come out of such a little person.. she had just eaten some brocolli and I reckon she stored her milk up all day for it, came running out of her nose like a stream. Lovely. Sorry if TMI but it was a crack up!!!
Hope you are all well... been very quiet in here.. beginning to think Ive started talking to myself.. :laughing: echo... echo.... :wave:
Waitinghoping – wow, sounds like controlled crying worked pretty quickly for you, that’s fabulous you only had one night of hell. Sorry to hear about the broccoli soup! LOL at you talking to yourself in here.
Thanks for your suggestion about resettling. I have tried it before, but only a couple times, without any luck. Perhaps I should persevere! Thankfully lately she’s been a bit better – I’ve found that sometimes if I get her up, and then am really boring (have her just sitting on my lap while I’m on the computer, or something like that) she’ll drop off again pretty quickly, so will still get a decent amount of sleep.
It’s great her cast came off before the cold weather hit – it’s been so fabulous being able to put her in jumpsuits and sleeping bags etc! I can’t say we noticed any change in behaviour after the cast came off – I don’t think she noticed the difference. She’s been enjoying baths though! Her hips are at the lower end of normal development, but at least they’re still classified in the normal range. We’ve been a bit worried that when you hold her with her feet on the ground, her legs completely collapse underneath her. She doesn’t take her weight or bounce at all. Thanks to Dr Google I’ve found out it’s actually pretty common for them not to take any weight on their legs at 4 months, but it’s certainly different to every other baby I remember holding. Fingers crossed she is alright!
Peachy – I thought being pregnant was supposed to give you an internal heater! Can’t say I ever experienced it though. It is bloody cold isn’t it! Not long to go now! Then you’ll have your own gorgeous little girl to cuddle. Can you believe it? I still find it hard to believe that I’ve got a daughter. There’s still time to really pop out! If you’re anything like me, I found the final month or two was pretty extreme with weight gain and my tummy expanding. And stretch marks. Keep up the moisturizing! (My tummy looks like a bloomin street map with stretch marks that I got in the last couple weeks).
Trying2 – so sorry to hear things are still cr@p for you and your DH. Wish I had some advice. Big hugs! Where on earth does your SIL get off having a go at you about paying for swimming lessons! How rude. I’m glad your DH is getting help.
Hopefulthisyr – hope the blood test showed those hormones increasing swimmingly! :fingerscrossed:
Kiwi – did the MRI set the migraine off? How horrible! You going okay now? :hugs:
Rezza – wow, so close! Hope for your sake that she comes early, so you don’t have to put up with that pain for much longer! You read about how to help induce labour by walking etc, but it’s bloody hard to do that when they are placing pressure on the pelvis isn’t it!
Drink lots of raspberry leaf tea!
Oh yeah Tryingclucky - so right about the stretch marks... I didnt have one the whole pregnancy then BAM!!!!! The last couple of weeks it was crazy!!!!! I still have a belly that sort of looks like a saggy dogs face.. getting better but the stretch marks suck!! Good to hear little J is doing so well!
Ok well I take it back - A just outdid herself.. if I thought the Brocoli soup was full on, well she gave an encore performance about 20mins ago. Seriously, how much spew can such a little person have??!!
Poor little A! Is she keeping anything down? Really hope she's still getting nutrients, and you don't need to consider anything scary like getting a drip put in!
Hope you're all well.
Trying2....have been thinking of you and hoping that things get better with you guys. Hope some counselling helps DP and that you can get everything back onto a better track soon. :hugs:
Waiting....poor A. poor little princess. It's amazing how much waste (whichever end it may come from) a little bubby can produce! Hope she gets better soon and hope you and DH can get some extra rest. Hopefully today is a better day!
Shy....how are you?? how's the pregnancy? have you hit 12 weeks yet?? when's your next scan?
Liv...how are you going? hope you're keeping well.
Lulusmum....how are you and max? still sifting through all the new pressies??
Rezza....not long now!! goodluck buddy!! can't wait to hear of the arrival of your little princess!
Hi to everyone else i've missed. hope you're all keeping well.
I'm now 17 weeks this week and i just wish things would hurry up. i'm not the most patient person and life just hasn't felt any different this whole pregnancy so far. I know everyone doesn't want to wish time away during pregnancies but i kinda am because i just want to feel something and even more i just want the baby in my arms. The only thing i'm feeling is still wanting to spew when i look at certain types of lettuce! very strange! The other night we were cleaning out the fridge and i pulled out the lettuce and just wanted to chuck (it wasn't off or anything). i had to walk out of the kitchen and couldn't go back in until DH had gotten rid of the lettuce into the bin! then the next morning i woke up and had one image of that damn lettuce in my head and just started dry-reaching! was quite funny but i just dont understand what it is with me and lettuce! lol.
Anyway, 19 week scan happening on 6 July so only 2 weeks away and i just wish it would come! I need to see bubba and see that everything is alright.
We had a lovely weekend away in the Barossa this weekend with a couple friends. DH and I went up on the Friday night and we met our friends on the Saturday morning. The 4 of us make an annual trip/weekend stay to the barossa so it was lovely. A couple little hiccups but nothing you just can't get over. :) We even did a 'make your own blend' at Penfolds (which we got as part of our hotel package) and lucky for my DH...he had to taste all of my 3 trials of 'making my own blend'. lol. he had to taste his own 3 trials plus my own and tell me which one was my best so i could make a big bottle of it. lucky bugger.
To be honest...i did have one little taste/drop of $150 bottle of wine at one winery. it was $150 bottle for tasting......one little sip didn't hurt! i only kept it on my tongue and it was one little drop. :)
Anyway, hope everyone is well! Man i can't wait to be on maternity leave!! still another 5 months away though. :( :(
Oh...and I do have a wee widdle bump now! just a little one. nothing to get too excited about yet. Still in all my normal clothes....well most of them anyway. need to get bigger jeans or at least a waist band to hold them up.
Lisa - how great about your bump. I almost called you on the weekend - i have a box of maternity clothes that will fit you, including pumpkin patch jeans and cords - are you interested? Otherwise off to the poor box they go. Damn lettuce - thats got to be one of the funniest pregnancy aversions ever:laughing:
As for Max - we are back to being sick, he just cut his eye teeth, and we are off to be vaxed tmrw:thumbsdown: not a fun week but at least we have a toy shop at home to cheer him up with - of to IKEA on the weekend to buy more storage units and toy baskets, which is cool cause to fit them in we have to get rid of the TV cabinet in our family room so we "have" to get a new LCD TV so it fits on top of the storage unit - i cant wait till its all done up- i think we should christen it with a play date when its done:D
Waiting - hope A is feeling better, if you need me to pick up some washing or bring you food or anything let me know - we have a dryer so can get it washed and dried and back to you - i provide same day service;)
:laughing:Lisa - the lettuce, that cracks me up :laughing:
LM - thanks for the offer, I think Im finally on top of the washing... its been such a long haul!!! Hope you and Max are doing ok :hugs:Oh I can only imagine what your place must be like if I struggle with the amount of toys A has already!!!! We are already planning buying new furniture for our lounge room to make more space (our furniture is quite bulky and will go in to the rumpus room to replace all the old stuff in there..) and we are also in the process of designing a new kitchen (WOOOOHOOOO!!!! finally!! We've been renovating for 3 years!) and taking out the wall between the kitchen / lounge which will not only give me more space but Ill be able to see A when Im out of the room (thank god she isnt on the move yet cos Im paranoid when I duck out of the room!) DH is already scouring the catalogues for toys for A's first birthday and Christmas!!!
Well I now have A's gastro, it came on yesterday... augh its awful :barf: starting to feel a little better now. A went to my Dad's place for the day.. its so strange not having her here, I miss her!! She will be home in about an hour. :goodvibes:
LM....the clothes would be great. not to sound too picky or anything but what size/s are they? i'd prob be a size 12 so anything else it would probably be better to pass them onto someone who may get more use out of them.....?
Hope little Max is ok! teething can be quite a time I imagine. I say go for the whole new furniture! what better excuse for it! :laughing:
Yes the lettuce aversion is hilarious. Even lastnight I had to get DH to remove a clothes tag from my bedside table and take it to the bin cos it made me feel ill! a clothes tag!!! this being one of the tiny plastic things that connects the actual paper tag to the clothes material tag. it just made me feel ill to look at it each time i did! strange stuff! lol. I think it's green leafy things and tiny plastic things! Yes....very sad i know! :laughing:
Waiting....Hope A waits on you hand and foot like you did for her! :laughing:. Seriously, hope you are ok and that you have some energy to do the routine stuff that you need to do. Take care of yourself.
Lisa - pants are all size 12, tops are stretchy so look smallish but stretch to fit growing bump. You can try them first if you like and just give back what doesnt fit. Soem of it may be too big, cause i was at my biggest during winter, and obviously you bub will be a summer arrival, but we can try:yes:
Thanks LM! sounds fantastic! I just didn't want to take something that someone else could've made use of. :)
Let me know how much you'd like for the clothes. :)
Can catch up late sat avo or on sunday if you like. we can PM or chat over FB soon. Me go bed now. very ti-ey......:sleeping::sleeping:
:laughing: plastic tag aversion - even funnier!!! Though A has an aversion to plastic at the moment... ever since I had to feed her with a plastic syringe she wont eat from a plastic spoon..... GRRRRR I give her finger foods to eat and tonight managed to get her to eat from a metal spoon....
You reminded me I couldnt STAND Palmers Cocoa Butter Ewwwwwwwww. Tried it when I was first preggas but bleugh I couldnt handle it!!! Even looking at the bottle made me queasy, I had to hide it under the bedside table so I couldnt see it!!! From memory once I could look at it I gave it to my mum, couldnt bear using it till after A was born!
SHE DID IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
A slept through the night for the first time!!! WOOO HOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!
8.45pm - 6.15am. Only had to get up to her once to plug her dummy. Kept thinking she would wake for her feed so I couldnt sleep but she never did!! Im sooooo happy!!! :yelclap: Too bad no-one else slept though cos now DH has gastro so he was up and down all night and Im still so sore from being sick I didnt get to sleep till 3am!! :hissy:
Heres hoping it wasnt just a once off - though it was nice and considerate of her to do it when we are both sick.... :yes:
Lisa - you can have them mate, if i dont find someone to give them too they are off to goodwill, and i would much prefer to give them to someone who will get use out of them - not doing much at the bottom of my wardrobe and i doubt they will fit me again for the next pregnancy - they are all yours:yes:
Waiting - :yelclap: GO ALEXIS - i still remember Max's first sleep through - felt like a new mum after it. Dont get too dissappointed if she doesnt do it tonight again, we found that after the first one he would sleep through on a ratio of about 1:7, then it increases till they are going through every night. We still have nights where he wakes up - last night for example, but for like 9/10 nights he is sleeping through, it had taken us the full year to achieve this though. Its kind of exciting in a way, not knowing if they are going to do it or not:p
Not much happening here - although DH just left for work and Max yelled out "seeya" and was waving - first time he's done that so we were stoked:goodvibes:
hi all :wave:
sorry i have been very quite the nausea has been quite bad i now have a feeling it is not going to go away :laughing:
We have told every one now except for one couple which we are doing saturday which i cant wait to do.
Waitting that is fantastic that she slept through the night it sounds like she is getting better poor little bubba
lm: wow that is so cute i hope he goes ok with his injections today and that the teething settles it must be hard cause their is nothing you can do :hugs:
Lisab: that is a great offer maternity wear is not cheap
LM...thanks heaps mate! you're a champ! I really appreciate the clothes. I bought a belly-belt a couple weeks ago and i'm certainly not a fan! what a waste of $25 that was. oh well. I do want to get one of those waist bands that goes all the way around your body. that'll probbaly suit me much better. at least i would be able to stretch it as much as possible and not worry about having to wear long tops to cover any open-flys i might have! haha!
Thanks again LM! you're a champ!
Waiting....Yay for A and her big sleep!! Lets hope she has more good nights with sleeping! she chose the right time with you guys being sick too! :) But, yeah, dont be surprised if she plays games with it now and decides not to do it again for a while. :rolleyes:
Liv...hope the nausea settles soon. some people have it all throughout their pregnancy so maybe take maxillon like people have suggested?? Yay for only having one more couple to tell and then secret is out! woohoo!
Well i think i felt maybe a teeny weeny flutter lastnight. not getting too excited just yet tho cos i like to make sure things are real before i tell myself they're real. I think it's too early to feel movement or flutters or etc so i'm just keeping my cool and keeping my excitment low until i know something is for real. i hope it was real though! :yes:
When did you guys start feeling any proper movements?? i'm expecting from the 20+ week mark so will just see....but wouldn't mind knowing what you guys experienced. :D
Just thought I would pop in a say a quick hello.
Had my OB appointment yesterday, I am 1cm dilated 50-60% effaced, Little miss is fully engaged 5/5 my ob said, her head is locked in firmly it ain't going no where, and I have pretty much lost all of my mucus plug...
So little miss arrival could be hours, days, weeks even- but when she is ready to make that grand entrance atleast I know she is all in position..
I have this fear of going over and it causing more dramas in this already crap pregnancy, so to ease my mind and just incase she is late my ob has booked me in to be induced on the 6th of July, so no matter what Little miss will be here by the 8th of July...
Lisa: I felt tiny movements from 17 weeks onwards (these were like butterflies in my lower belly feeling), but I sometimes thought that it was wind or wind pain, I knew for sure it was bubs moving at around 26-27 weeks the kicks were stronger and i soon saw a pattern with them.. I do know someone however who is 32 weeks and has only just started feeling bubs moved becaus her placenta is so thick... I also have been really lucky my whole pregnancy I have only put on 5 kilos (mind you this has been in the last 8 weeks) But i did out 15+ kilos on with my ivf cycle.. I love the pants that have the fold down waist band, i live in pants like these, they have been my savour, I am only just now at the point where i need more clothes but i wont cause I dont have that long left...
Waiting: :yelclap: for baby A sleeping her first night through, fingers crossed it the start of many many more to come for you, I know that is one thing I am trying to prepare myself for, NO SLEEP... Though i dont get much these days anyways.. I hope everyone is starting to feel better
LM: Hope you and Max are both doing well, I hope he had a good 1st birthday (sorry so belated)
Shy, Kiwi, Liv, Peachy- and anyone else I have forgotten i hope all is well for you all..
Hopefully the next time i come on here to post, it will be good news.... I just want to be able to bend over and touch my toes again
Take it easy
Liv - bummer on the nausea. Hope it gets better for you soon :hugs:
Lisa - I started to feel flutters (actually it felt like an itch in my belly - I kept scratching it for DAYS before I realised it was bubs!! :laughing:) at around 18 weeks so you never know!!!! I found the belly band things from Kmart worked the best for me (you can get a 2 pack for fairly cheap) in the maternity section. I wore them for AGES and when I wanted to use jeans that didnt fit properly just tied an elastic hair-tie to keep them up, the band covered it nicely!! Then when I got bigger I used longer tops and the bands helped the bump to not hang out the bottom
Rezza - oooh how exciting!!!!!!!! :yelclap: Good luck and I wish you all the best for the impending birth!!! Ive send you a PM
Im still soooooo happy A slept through, its the first time ever!!! Took nearly 7 months but we got there!!! A went to my Dads yesterday and she always gets worn out when she is there... maybe she needs to go there for a full day more often!!
Hi to Paul, Peachy, Fizz, Dreams, NGU, Trying(s) and anyone else Ive missed :wave:
Sorry long time no post! I have been working 5 days a week lately getting up at 6am not home til about 6pm so I've been knackered, barely on BH, then we went away for the weekend to Goolwa, so no internet! I normally work shift work, so the days are taking it all out of me!
Lisa I am working on Flinders St now, so maybe we can do lunch one day, I think you are on Pirie Street??? How many weeks are you? I am glad you mentioned about wasting money on a belly belt as I was going to get one. I might go to K-mart as Waiting suggested. Books I've read, and info from my Ob suggest movement may be felt from 16w onwards, so hopefully that's what you felt!
Liv, bugger about the M/S but at least you know all is well there! I am guessing a girl! How many weeks are you now?
Peachy, how are you going, count down is on!
Rezza, wow, sounds like you have not had a pleasant 9 months, the wait is almost over for you hun, I can't wait to hear your birth announcement. All the best for that precious moment when you see your little girl for the first time :kiss:
Waiting, so glad to hear A slept for the last few nights. I hope your cold is getting better so you can get some rest also!
Kiwi, NGU, Fizz, Tryings, hope you are all well.
AFM, 11w1d today! 7 more sleeps til 12w1d NT scan. Can't wait, so desperately want to see bubs again. We had a scan at 10w, and we have a very active baby! Was so awesome to see arms and legs buds growing. My m/s has really eased over the last week. I still get a tiny bit from time to time, but not too bad. I still have soreish (.Y.)'s, a metallic taste, exhausted all the time, etc. I am craving carbs, and always hungry! Did anyone else see the m/s ease around the 10w mark?
Shy....great to hear from you and great to hear that all is going well! Will you go public after the 12wk scan?? Have you told many of your close friends and family? I know exactly how you feel about so desperately wanting to see bubs! The wait between appts/scans drives me nuts and as the appt gets closer i get more impatient! lol. Not long now buddy!!
Would love to do lunch with you. I'm on Grenfell Street. I'll PM you my email address and we can email if you like? I'm exhausted all the time too. It's normal. I'm in bed about 8.30pm every night.
Waiting....thanks for the kmart recommendation. I'll check it out. Maybe my bump is too small for the belly-belt to work properly but it certainly drove me insane for the one time i wore it with my jeans. I just want to get one of the tight waist-bands that go all the way around your body/waist.
Rezza....great to hear from you! i'm watching everday on FB to see your news! and i'm watching my phone for your text too!! I've got 2 lots of work pants i bought from target that have the roll-down waist sort of thing. very comfy altho i think a little too big for me at this stage but i can still get away with it.
OMG....i think i just felt a little flutter again!! this time it was actually noticeable and it made me smile!! :D:D! come on....more more!! dont tease me! :laughing:
Shy - good to hear from you!! Sounds like you have been really busy. I was unlucky and had M/S right up till around the 16 week mark. From memory it was bad until 12 weeks(ish??) then on and off for another 4 weeks. Ive heard it can ease and flare up as the hormones change (My OB described it rather than a typical 'graph' curve increase in hormones, in pregnancy its more like "stairs", it will increase then stabilise, then increase, then stabilise etc) hence why M/S can get better and sometimes re-surface. Good to hear you are doing well :yes: wow not long till the 12 week mark!! :yelclap:
lol Lisa - by the end I guarantee you will be saying - STOP kicking my ribs or the like!!! This is SUCH a special time. Oh I miss the feeling of life inside of me!!! :D
MG - nice ticker change ;)
cheers waiting :p
No problems MG! :D
Well we had A's 6 month CYH check up yesterday. She weighed 6.58kg at the beginning of June, when she was in hospital a couple of weeks ago she had dropped to 6.18kg. She is now back up to 6.5kg so still lagging behind but oh well, she is just a teeny-tiny bubba. She is doing really well at the moment, such a chatterbox and turned in to a real little personality!!! Loves to stand up, no sign of crawling but she sits unassisted now (and can do for HOURS!!!), then pulls herself to lean over to get toys. She has become quite the contortionist when she sees something she wants!!
Hope you are all well :wave: :hugs:
sorry long time no speak i have been really busy and still suffering m/s it has started to die down a little so i hope it stays that way :laughing:
Shy: not long to scan honey :goodvibes: i am 16 weeks tommorow
Lulusmum: how are you and mr max going ?
waitting : it is good to here that a is starting to feel better as it sounds like you guys have been having a tough run.
Rezza: Honey hopefully not long to go.
Lisab: you lucky thing that would feel amazing.
asfm : we have our 16 week appointment on friday cant wait to see bubba again an hear the heartbeat .
we have started looking for baby stuff it has been so much I have choosen the nursary theme so cute we are going with a boori cot and draw/change table we have brought a nursing chair off my sil and getting a teddybear carpet and we have choosen the baby jogger city elite pram so easy to fold very happy with our choices and booked into all my courses at ashford as well I am starting to get so excitted :smiliedance:
how is everyone else doing ?
Liv....sounds like you're doing well! great work with the purchases!! How was your time with your SIL and niece??
Yay for your scan on Friday! how exciting!! this wait between scans is driving me NUTS!
It has been exciting to feel some teeny weeny movements but i'm not getting too excited just yet. i'm just trying to figure out if it's my imagination first! :laughing:. I'm hopefully expecting more after 20 weeks. :D I'll be 18 weeks tomorrow and so close (but yet feels so far) to my 19 week scan on 6 July. CAN NOT WAIT!
Waiting....little A is such a treasure. She sounds like she's in the healthy weight range tho?? I saw the video you put of her on FB when she was on the rocking chair! hilarious! :D.
Can anyone help with my sleeping issue? Obviously I'm sleeping on my side because dont want to squash the baby if i sleep on my tummy (i've ALWAYS been a tummy sleeper until about a month or so before we found i was UTD) and it's not recommended to sleep on your back.....so side it is. I'm finding that i get a bit of a sore hip after i get up though so i'm wondering if i'm putting things out of place by sleeping on my side? it's driving me nuts not to sleep on my tummy cos that's how i sleep best but i gave myself plenty of time to get used to side-sleeping while we were TTC.
I sleep with a pillow either side of me so i dont roll onto my back or tummy - although i still find myself on my back sometimes and then wake up and roll to my side again. Is this when it's a good time to start physio work?? I'm just confused/worried??
Also, did anyone think they felt movements one week and then nothing for a good few days? i'm keeping it real to myself cos i know some people dont feel it til after 20+ weeks so i'm just seeing how i go day by day. I'm excited by what i feel but sometimes i think it's a tease cos it's a noticeable feeling and then nothing for a day or 2. :confused:. Man this worry never stops! i'm sh1tting myself about the 19 week scan and i'm hoping baby is still alive cos some days my tummy looks big and some days it just looks like my normal podgy tummy. :rolleyes: Dont worry about me....i just over-analyse everything! lol. It is just so surreal though knowing you have this baby inside you. I think what's even more surreal is seeing it jump around on the screen but not feeling any of it at the time! haha!
Hope you're all keeping well!
Lisa - sleeping on your back is fine. Baby can put pressure on the anterior vena cava when lying on your back, which will decrease blood supply to you, and make you feel faint, sometimes nauseous etc...but only if the baby is in the position to do this. I slept on my left side predominantly, and on my back, and on my other side as well when pregnant, with no problems. If you start feeling symptoms, or if there is a problem then your body will automatically react and move you if you are asleep, so don't stress too much. Think back to the 16th century - the women then didn't know anything about this, and had healthy bubbas.
I found this as well
Finding a Good Sleeping Position
Early in your pregnancy, try to get into the habit of sleeping on your side. Lying on your side with your knees bent is likely to be the most comfortable position as your pregnancy progresses. It also makes your heart's job easier because it keeps the baby's weight from applying pressure to the large vein (called the inferior vena cava) that carries blood back to the heart from your feet and legs.
Some doctors specifically recommend that pregnant women sleep on the left side. Because your liver is on the right side of your abdomen, lying on your left side helps keep the uterus off that large organ. Sleeping on the left side also improves circulation to the heart and allows for the best blood flow to the fetus, uterus, and kidneys. Ask what your doctor recommends — in most cases, lying on either side should do the trick and help take some pressure off your back.
But don't drive yourself crazy worrying that you might roll over onto your back during the night. Shifting positions is a natural part of sleeping that you can't control. Most likely, during the third trimester of your pregnancy, your body won't shift into the back-sleeping position anyway because it will be too uncomfortable.
If you do shift onto your back and the baby's weight presses on your inferior vena cava, the discomfort will probably wake you up. See what your doctor recommends about this; he or she may suggest that you use a pillow to keep yourself propped up on one side.
Try experimenting with pillows to discover a comfortable sleeping position. Some women find that it helps to place a pillow under their abdomen or between their legs. Also, using a bunched-up pillow or rolled-up blanket at the small of your back may help to relieve some pressure. In fact, you'll find that there are many "pregnancy pillows" on the market. If you're thinking about purchasing one, talk with your doctor first about which one might work for you. Kidshealth.org.
Lisa - DON'T STRESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I know its hard but unfortunately you are at a time in the pregnancy where its hard not to cos you dont 'feel' or 'look' very pregnant. Yep I had days when I would feel A, then not again for a day or two. It all depends on where the baby is in your uterus, whether it is moving against your placenta or not (placenta will numb down the kicks). Same with the belly looking big some days and small others...so many variables!!! It might be big one day because of where the baby is or simply because you are bloated.... Dont worry, soon you will be moaning you are too big, cant sleep, cant roll on your tummy, go numb if you lay on your back and cant breathe because of bubs beating the sh*t out of your lungs....so much to look forward to!! :laughing:
Liv - Oh how exciting for you!!! Makes me sad that I wont go through the whole "first baby, gotta go buy everything!!" madness again!! hmm might be able to 'upgrade' a few things 2nd time around though..:rolleyes: Oooh Boori cot - nice!
LM - How you travelling babe? Got pics of Max's birthday up??? Would love to see the birthday boy!
AFM - Travelling well. A is REALLY getting active now and quite fidgety, I think she might be on the move soon. Today I put her on her hands and knees, she stayed there for a while. Tonight DH put her on her belly and now she is trying to get up on her knees. Uh-oh here comes trouble!!!
waiting - i almost had them uploaded when Max decided to turn off the harddrive:rolleyes: DH is on holidays from next week so hopefully that will give me time to get them up, as uni starts back for me today so i can kiss any spare time i had good-bye
Liv - wow - so organised, sounds lovely though
Lisa - yay for movements, they are the best feeling. Sorry, time got away from me on the weekend - will catch up soon to do clothes exchange
MG - hows spencer? Hope he recovered from his needles, we are off for vax #2 tmrw so :fingerscrossed: its not that bad
Kiwi - hows little Sam - excited about the kids being on holidays next week (or not);)
Trying2 - hows the little man? hope your DP situation is getting better:hugs:
Trying clucky - hows J? nice and cosy in her sleeping bags
Fizz - kidlets must be keeping you on your toes cause havent heard from you for a while
NGU - i bet i dont even have to ask how you are:bee: Enjoying your little boys and busy busy
To anyone i forgot - hope you are all keeping well
AFM - uni starts today, on top of that i have decided to do honours next year so i am busy writing a research outline that is due next month. I have also decided to do a graduate year as i have found a hospital that will take me on a casual basis but i can still finish my grad year in 12 months. To do this Dh will be dropping a day at work to help look after max so we can avoid childcare altogether:smiliedance: On top of all that we have decided to commence a stim cycle on my next cycle - so about 4 weeks away - i like things busy in case you cant tell. Its funny that with all thi suni stuff going on i actually forgot what its liek to be excited about something other then babies - i am so looking forward to working next year and my research project should be great if i get a good team - im just so excited. I remember before max everything seemed so blahhhh cause all i wanted was to be a stay at home mum, now i cant wait to work (casual of course so i still get 3 days home with bub). We are also off on holidays next week, DH has 2 weeks off so we are going to the grampians for a few nights - do some nice walks and we have a cabin with a spa and fire - Another exciting development is that max is standing by himself - as in he pulls himself up and can that stand when he lets go - if he tries to move though he falls flat on his bum
Gotta go - the boy is grizzling
Sorry I haven't posted lately, Sam hardly sleeps at all during the day, so it's pretty hectic around here. All is well, but I must admit, I am over the over tired, grizzly baby Sam has turned into. Re settling does not work for him, so we are just muddling through.
LM, I'm actually looking forward to the kids being home as they can help me with Sam, I think I may have to up their pocket money though.;)Nothing much planned, but painting DD's room, that's if Sam lets me, ha, ha. I might be painting once he's down for the night.
Sam has finally uncurled his hands and started to grab at things. Bathtime is his fav time of day, he lies on his back in fairly shallow water (he hates us holding him) and kicks and splashes, while smiling and gooing. It doesn't matter how tired he is, bath time is a hit. We have also started solids, he loves his food, just like his mumma.:D
Hope everyone is well, must go, I'll try to pop in later with personals.
Wow LM you are busy!!!! Hope uni goes well. Thats awesome you are going to do your honors - and to be able to work casual - even better!! Thats so good that DH can stay at home 1 day per week too. I know what you mean about uni being a good distraction.. I delayed starting IVF for 12 months till after my wedding and used my 1st year back at uni as my distraction - it worked!!! Its currently being used again... I would love TTC again at the end of this year but we have decided to delay till mid next year so that I can hopefully finish my Prac teaching and the degree next year before another bubs. Waaahh!! :crying:Oh well, I know that its better to do it now and get it over with... Good luck today!!
Kiwi - good to hear you are well. Bummer Sam isnt sleeping during the day but he sounds like he is doing really well!! A loves her baths too, she can be soooooo tired but always perks up in the bath!!
AFM & A - Toy Sale - Ooooh Im scouring the catalogues atm!!!!! Cant wait to go put some stuff on layby. Reckon Ill do it just so I dont have to store it all at home (and be tempted to give her stuff early!!) Will probably get it all off layby in time for her birthday so then I dont have to fight all the Christmas queues to pick it up. That and she is getting a swing-set for Christmas (more to entertain my nieces when they are here atm!!) and I dunno where Im gonna store it if I dont Layby!!
This week is chaotic. Back to uni full time from Wed till late next week to complete an intensive subject and in amongst that DH is having surgery on Fri to replace his pacemaker. Im a bit nervous but I know he will be fine.
Dont want to count my chickens.... but A has slept through the past 2 nights!! 9pm - 6am last night. WOOHOOO!! I think she has finally figured out its the cool thing to do - everyone else her age is!! haha
Kiwi - have you tried a cheap towelling sling for the bath? - we had one with max cause he hated being held too and now we still use it to lay him back to rinse his hair - one of the best $12 i ever spent :yes:
Just thought i would let everyone know that playschool is touring adelaide in august
Also - if anyone wants the discount card for baby bunting let me know, we need to buy a biggish item so will qualify for the card again but already have one - let me know. Also, we are getting rid of heaps of baby stuff, we will be having a garage sale to sell it but if anyone needs anything let me know via PM and i will let you know what we are selling and how much
MG...thanks heaps for the info on the sleeping. Just hard to break old habits me thinks! Hope you're keeping well!
Waiting....trust me, i'm not 100% stressing. maybe just 99%. :laughing:. kidding. I'm ok. i'm more of a worry-wart than I am a stress head. It's just hard not knowing the unknown.....but that's pregnancy for you. I think i'll feel a whole lot better after the morph scan. 8 more sleeps! Oh i can't wait for the kickboxing to start. 18 weeks of nothing is driving me insane! lol. again.....that's pregnancy for you! :P
Sounds like you do have trouble around the corner with A becoming mobile! fun times!! wait til she starts bringing home boys! :D
Sounds like she's going to get spoilt courtesy of the toy sales!! She'll love it! and as for Uni full time....wow you and LM are true inspirations!! You go girls! well done to you and your motivation to do so much!
LM....that's totally ok about the weekend. I actually forgot once the weekend arrived! woops! Glad to hear that you're so excited about your upcoming study and projects! Your holiday to the grampions sounds like bliss! enjoy the time away to yourselves!
As for your baby bunting discount voucher....hmmm...that might come in handy!! how do you qualify for one and how much discount do you get? we're going to start shopping for everything once we pass the morph scan! yippee!
Kiwi....sounds like sam doesn't want you to do much at the moment except be with him! little mummy's boy! He might get worn out when the other kids are home on holidays so hopefully he gets in more daytime sleeping then! one can only wish! At least he's enjoying his baths! how precious. I could go a nice hot steamy bath or spa right about now! damn! lol.
Lisa - you need to spend $500 then you get a card which gives you 5% off all full priced items, and you cant use it on nappies or car seats - let me know:p
Waiting - i started uni as the back up plan if we couldnt have kids - with DH being a teacher and me a nurse, it basically meant we could travel anywhere and work - tuscany anyone? Lo and behold i got pregnant in the october of 1st year uni and my family have been so supportive for my pracs, both nana's and 1 grandpa have taken long service leave to care for max, and brett took 4 weeks off for my first prac as max was only 3 months old - still fully Breast fed so i was pumping 4 times a day - yuck. Anyway, only 8 more weeks of this year and i am officilly a RN:smiliedance: doing combined honors with midwifery next year so will also be a baby catcher end of 2011:goodvibes: I cant wait
Wow LM youre going to do midwifery - how exciting!!!!!!!!!!! I reckon you would be an awesome midwife, you can come be mine next time and keep me on track :D Who knows, maybe studying at uni has some 'fertility' benefits - it seems to have worked for both of us!! :laughing:
Yay Lisa - Morph scan not far away now!!! And baby shopping - woohoo!!!!!
Lisa : you would get discount if you purchase all you goods at one place we are getting all our stuff from baby bunting and getting 20% off and at ycn if you get 10 items you get 25% off :)
LM...well done! you can be my next middie too!! :yelclap:
Well girls, i had my first official panic this morning! yes i'm a worry-wart but the unknown just sucks! for the first time lastnight i didn't have to visit the loo!! was very very unusual cos i'm normally at the loo about 2-3 times a night! so i panicked! that together with still not feeling any movement or anything (even tho i know it's common to start to feel movment from about 20+ weeks) i just panicked and cried! got DH to call the ob cos i knew i'd blubber and so we got in to see the midwife to just hear a heartbeat. that's all i wanted. and a perfect heartbeat is what we got! panic over! PHEW! the unknown is just not very nice. I guess i usually start to also get more impatient as each scan gets closer too but i just needed to know everything was ok!
Hope you're all keeping warm and snug today!
Deep breaths Lisa! Please don't take this the wrong way, but you really need to learn how to relax.:hugs: If it makes you feel better, even at 9 months preggers I hardly ever got up to the loo in the night. Can't wait to hear about your up coming scan.
LM - Wow, you've got lots going on, well done on your studies. I had one of those bath thingees for the older two kids, ( they are great) but half of Sam's fun is scooting up and down the bath, too cute! I'm sending lots of BFP vibes your way. Yah for Max standing unaided.:yelclap:
Waiting - Glad to hear A is better. Yah for sleeping through the night and nearly crawling, fun and games.:yelclap:I Hope (I know)DH's surgery goes well, it's very normal that you are nervous, I'd be a wreak. Good job on the studies, I'm happy if the washings done and tea gets cooked!
Liv - Glad to hear all is well with you, my ms always hung around for 16 weeks, eekkk!
Shy - All the best for your scan, gosh no wonder you're tired.
Fizz - How's Kai and DD? Hope Kai is doing better.
NGU - Hope you are getting some rest, how is :cloud9:?
Trying - I'm glad to hear DP is getting some help, hope you're doing ok.
TryingClucky - Bathtime rocks doesn't it? Don't worry about personals, we'd rather hear from you.
Peachy - You must be close now? How's your pink bump?
MG - How's the handsome Spencer and his mummy?
Hi anyone I've missed.
AFM- I have gone back to letting Sam have his daytime sleeps in the pram, this is the only way settling/resettling works. He had a 2hr nap yesterday arvo what a happy little boy! Funnily, I was the only one out walking this morning, just like home....
Kiwi - we let max have his day sleeps in the pram from about 5 months till probably close to 10 months - he slept soundly so we were happy - he now self settles in his cot and we had no issues at all with the transition - hey, whatever works:yes:
Lisa - its hard when you deviate from "your" normal isnt it? At least you heard bubby in there happy as larry - if its causing you this much stress im changing my bet from blue to pink
Well - had max got vaxxed today, poor nurse got too close after the second jab and copped a kick to her cheek:o, didnt talk to us at all throughout the 3rd jab:no:. Most parents are required to wait with kidlets for 10 mins post jab in case of reaction, very politely she told us we could go straight away:rolleyes: VERY embarrassing.....
Kiwi....thanks for your hugs. I'm much better now i heard the hearbeat. the last time we heard it was at 13 weeks so 5 weeks between scans doesn't go well with my patience. lol. or lack of! haha! i'm fine. It's just a surprise to deal with when normal routine changes and it's your first time going through pregnancy. Most people who know me know i'm not the most stress-free person! :laughing:. All good. much much better this avo! Now that i know that loo visits can cut down i'm more calmer. it was just a surprise to go from 2-3 to none! :D. Oh i can only imagine what i'll be like once the baby desides to sleep through the night for the first time! haha!
Glad that Sam is getting more daytime sleeps, even if it is in his pram. what will be will be! 2hr nap sounds great!
LM.....i got no idea if it's pink or blue at this stage. normally i can tell by the belly but the belly is only very very small at this stage so no idea yet. :) poor nurse! poor max! hope he has settled this avo and has forgotten all about it! :D
Lisa - I think LM is right, only girls cause this much stress.:laughing:
LM - Thanks for sharing about Max's sleeps, I've never had this issue before. I agree, whatever works. So funny, poor little Max. When DD had her 4 mth vax, she tensed her thigh so much, the poor nurse had trouble getting the needle in, it kept bouncing off! She was so embarrassed, and poor DD was beside herself. It really was quite strange. Hope Max is ok now.
I am taking Sam for his 4mth vax tomorrow, I don't think he'll have DD's problem, with the cute, chubby legs he has. His last lot, really knocked him out, that was the 1st night he slept through. I was so sure some terrible reaction had happened, let's just say I had very little sleep. My little man has being sleeping for 2 1/2 hrs!!!!:eek::smiliedance:
hahaha I agree with Kiwi - Lisa it must be a girl!!! Are you going to find out the sex??
Packed to the Rafters is making me clucky.. :laughing: Oh how sad!!! Newborn baby... no sleep.... troubles B/Feeding...I feel like Ive watched the first 15 weeks of A's life all over again!!
Waiting - i was watching it too, and we were thinking - man that baby sleeps alot, and im sorry, but i didnt get dressed for the first week let alone brush my hair:laughing: Could totally relate to the wet top from leaking bbs - one day it happened at TTP, leaked through breast pads, padded bra and my top, so had to carry Max aroubd the shops to get to the car so no one could see my wet patches.
To all mummys to be - when packing nappy bag for bub make sure you chuck in a clean bra and top for yourself - even if you dont "leak" it will save you having to walk around in either vomit or poo. And, mark my words, the one day you dont put one in the bag is the day you will need it:laughing:
Kiwi - thanks for asking. Spencer is doing really well!! He is getting up on all fours and it wont be long before he starts crawling around everywhere.
We noticed today that he has a tooth coming through the top as well, and I'm pretty sure I saw it's neighbour coming through as well, so interesting days ahead for us. He has been really on and off recently, and slightly off his food, and dribbling pools everywhere. :D
OMG....LM and Waiting I watched Rafters too and LOVED it! Man i'm doubly clucky now and i just wish i could turn my oven up! :laughing:. Can't wait for all those fun times! :D
LM...thanks for the hot tip on packing an extra bra and top into the nappy bag! i'll remember that one!
Waiting...nup, not going to find out the sex. can't wait to see what it is though! I figured we'd leave the sex a surprise cos if i'm super-organised for everything as usual then i wont leave any room for fun and surprise in my life.....so this one we're keeping a surprise! :)
MG....glad to hear that spencer is going well! how cute! Is he having trouble during teething or is he coping well?
So excited! We've started looking into Childcare centres and we're going to do 3 possibly 4 inspections next week! 2 of these places are highly recommended by people who have their kids there. Can't wait! :yelclap:
Baby will be at childcare 1-2 days a week. If the MIL moves from Syd then Childcare will only be 1 day a week. I have no issues with sending my child to childcare so i'm very excited to have looked into it now and getting names on 'doors' if we're happy with them! yipee!
Sorry, just had to share the joy! :)
the small things that amuse me my chiro noticed my baby belly bump today and so did the receptionist it was the first to notice :smiliedance: it made me smile it is the first time i have really noticed it this morning big time :laughing:
Hello all :wave:
Very excited, had 12 week scan today at 12w1d, baby measured 12w3d, 6.06cm, our risk is 1:4478 for Downs, and 1:8026 for Trisomy 13 and 18. very happy with that. Dr said this meant my maternal age in terms of risk was only 15yo!!! so DH and I have gone public now on FB, and it's such a relief!
Awesome news Shy!:smiliedance:
Liv - I love it when people notice for the 1st time that you're pregnant, and the bumps only going to get bigger.:D
afm - Sam had his vax today. He was very brave and only cried for a few seconds. It's so much easier when they're little.
Kiwi - brave Sam!!!
Liv - I loved the first time someone realised I was pregnant and I hadn't told them!! We were on holiday in KI and a lady in the bakery said I needed to eat up for the two of us!! :laughing:
Liv...great news about the bump! mine is still only tiny so only the people at work are commenting cos they obviously know. lol. must've been a great feeling for you.
Kiwi....that's great about Sam! glad to hear it went nicely and smoothly-ish! :D
Shy....absolutely fantastic news about the scan and results! I was so excited to see your FB status today.....and the photos! how precious!! You must be over the moon! enjoy!
Liv - OOooh YAY! A bump!! How exciting!!
Shy - Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!! Good to hear everything went well with your scan, I was very excited to see your status on FB :yelclap:
Still crazy busy here, Alexis has had 2 days at daycare this week (yesterday and today) and has been really good. She crashed last night and slept 9pm till 7am WOOOHOO!!! Praying for a repeat tonight. DH has his surgery tomorrow to replace his pacemaker so its going to be a full on day.
Ok off to do some homework. Damn assignments. :thumbsdown:
Just a quick update:
Had my 6.5 week scan today and we have a heartbeat!!!
Bubba is in the right spot and is 8.9mm long with a heart rate of 170 (a little high but Ob wasnt concerned). So happy, finally some relief - was so worried I would have a 2nd ectopic.
Now for DH and I to enjoy being on :cloud9:
All the best today Waitings' DH, wishing you a speedy recovery.
Hopeful - Congratulations! :smiliedance:
Afm - last day without all the kids, a million things to do.....
It was a year ago today, that my lone 2 day embie was transferred. Wow, so much has happened since then, what a crazy, roller coaster 18mths I've had.
I'm so grateful for my beautiful little family.:goodvibes:
Have a great weekend everyone.:flowerz:
It was a year ago today, that my lone 2 day embie was transferred. Wow, so much has happened since then, what a crazy, roller coaster 18mths I've had.
I'm so grateful for my beautiful little family.:goodvibes:
Have a great weekend everyone.:flowerz:
Hopeful - Congrats :yelclap:
Well its been a mad-house here. DH had his surgery, all is well. Hes a bit sore, cant lift anything or bend, cant really use his left arm so Im doing pretty much everything at the moment. He cant pick up A either. They wanted to keep him overnight cos of bleeding (he has haemophelia) but he managed to convince them he should go home. Its MIL's birthday so we are hosting dinner tonight for family, been madly cooking. A has been really good though, she has slept through the past 2 nights - thank goodness!! Got 3 full days of uni this week and an assignment due Monday... guess what Im spending tomorrow doing..:geek:
Hope everyone is well :wave:
Kiwi - it's so nice when you think of these amazing times!! I'm so glad you remembered your special day!!
Waiting - hope all went ok last night, and your DH feels ok today!!
MG - I remembered my EPU day too, I was having a pap smear! Gee, what's with me and showings my stuff to strangers on the 30th June!!! :laughing:
Waiting - Are you crazy? Recovering DH, A to look after, MIL's party and assignments to do! Go Waiting, what a super woman! Glad to hear DH is doing well.
AFM- We brought Sam a high chair in the sales. He thinks he's SOoo cool when he's in it. Idiot DH was yakking to the neighbour today and had Sam lying on the cold, damp grass, "cause he was too heavy to hold". WTF!!!!! Bl00dy men!!!:rolleyes:
Did anyone use Bruno Radesic as their Ob and do they know what his fees are? He's partners with Dr Lane so may be same $$ as him?
For any ladies that went private, what was your approx out of pocket fee?
Trying to get my head around how it all works...and what if anything my PH is getting me?
i am with dr Stephen lane and he is fantastic love him the first appointment is $330 and then sub appointments for your check up is $130 and I have to pay $2400 for labour and managment appointments thats all i know of at the moment .
I think Bruno is the same he did my lap he is also nice but i always wanted dr lane .
the midwifes are also nice at the clinic and i would recommend going through their oops i forgot to mention they deliver at ashford.
asfm had my 16 week check up last week all perfect heart rate was 140 for bubs and he said that was perfect
and as of today I am now 17 weeks omg the time has flown.
Hopeful - I didn't use Lane or Radisic, but I used Carolyn Marlow who delivers at Burnside. Not sure if she delvers elsewhere.
I found my welcome letter with info
My fees were:
first visit -$139.20 (gap of $72)
or $ 208.95 (gap of $112)
(I think I paid the first...the second is for an extended appt I think...don't quote me..it was a while ago...lol)
each visit to 24 weeks - no gap - bulk billed
24 weeks - $1631.80 (gap of $1530)
after 24 weeks - bulk billed
post natal - bulk billed.
if you go in for caesar, then I think you incur extra fees??? but I may be wrong there. You will incur fee from anaesthetist if you want epidural for natural birth, or if you end up with caesar - planned or emerg.
I would say the fees would have gone up a bit, but these fees were for last year, with the birth being in November last year.
Kiwi - you going to make it an annual June 30 end of financial year/come and look at my vjj day?? lol :laughing:
Lisa, :yelclap: all the best for morph scan tomorrow, can't wait to see pics!!
Still crazy busy here, just got a full day of uni today and tomorrow then Im free for a couple of weeks (well have to do an assignment but dont have to go to classes) :yelclap:
A really wants to crawl but hasnt quite figured it out yet so gets grumpy. Fine by me, I like a captive audience!!!
Lisa - good luck for the morph scan!!
LM - By the sounds of your new coffee machine, the next catchup is at yours?? :laughing:
Ok better go to uni. Hope you are all well!
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