Closed Thread
Page 49 of 120 FirstFirst ... 3947484950515999 ... LastLast
Results 481 to 490 of 1195
  1. #481
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Perth, Western Australia
    Posts
    41
    Thanks
    4
    Thanked
    6
    Reviews
    0
    bebehvala I'm due on the 1st of September and I have my 13 week scan with OB on Friday 24 Feb

    Salgan I'm hanging out to stop feeling so blah every day! I'm glad to hear there is some relief!

    AFM My DSD's are both worried about me having a baby and even though we prepared them and ensured they were comfortable with me having a baby before we tried, it is a different scenario now that it's a reality. They are worried I won't love them as much once I have my own baby and they are worried about the impact a new baby will have on the household and family life. They live with us 100% of the time. I have been reassuring them how much I love them and what a bond I have created with them over the past seven years, but I would love any words of advice from anyone else who might know a good way to handle this delicate matter. I really want them to feel safe about the situation. I think it's the unknown that is bothering them as well, the reality might be a lot better for them. They are both very maternal young girls.

    Have a great weekend everyone

  2. #482
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Sydney
    Posts
    853
    Thanks
    130
    Thanked
    145
    Reviews
    3
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Due in July
    11 - Jools
    13 - Claire
    18 - Salgan
    19 or 23 - Belinda
    25 - Mum2Angus
    31 - Gemini85

    Due in August
    4 - DJSHEARS
    5 - chicparis
    6 - Gracefilled - TWINS!
    14 - Klong
    15 - HamptonK
    16 - BecKaLee
    18 - 41 Hope
    18 - qotfu
    21 - Misscarlya
    22 - Littleve
    22 - Bebehvala
    29 - Angenrod
    29 - Kseds
    29 - holdingmybreath
    31- smootch

    Due in September
    1- Goaskclaire
    3 - Angelanathan
    18 - babystepswa
    ? - Grace2012 - TWINS

    Scans and Appointments
    Hamptonk - OB Appt. - 13 Feb
    Kseds - NT Scan - 16 Feb
    qotfu - CVS - 16 Feb
    Geminii - Amnio Test - 19 Feb
    bebehvala - NT results - 19 Feb
    qotfu - CVS results - 19 Feb
    Salgan - Morph Scan - 20 Feb
    babystepswa - Scan - 23 Feb
    goaskclaire - NT Scan - 24 Feb
    Geminii - Amnio Results - ? Feb
    Geminii - Morph Scan - 15 Mar
    Hamptonk - Morph scan - 21 Mar
    Last edited by bebehvala; 11-02-2012 at 11:38.

  3. #483
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Sydney
    Posts
    853
    Thanks
    130
    Thanked
    145
    Reviews
    3
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    goaskclaire - Sorry I can't help with the DSD's sitch - hopefully one of the other mummies to be can help. That's such a difficult position to be in

    qotfu - I have not got my NT Scan results yet, but I am so worried. I can't imagine how you feel. you won't have to worry about what to do pending results and that they're ate A-okay.

    Gem - Not long until Thursday.... yeah right! Hopefully you have great plans to keep you busy this weekend.

    AFM - Totally freaking about the results gosh why are we always waiting?

  4. #484
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    89
    Thanks
    7
    Thanked
    18
    Reviews
    0
    Hi everyone! I had my 8 week scan today and everything was perfect. The ultrasound guy is lovely, but I was so nervous going into the scan as it was at this point last cycle that I found out that I was going to miscarry. Fortunately it was a totally different experience, and the ultrasound guy was so happy for us he gave us both hugs. I'm finally letting myself feel pregnant, which is making dealing with the nausea and bloating a little easier.

    I also had a good appt with my FS, he is also an obstetrician and is willing to be my "backup" ob and book me in at a Private Hospital "just in case", even though I'm booking in for my local midwife run birth clinic. This gives me some peace of mind, because if anything happens that makes me high risk before I go into labour I can easily change plans to a private hospital which will be much more comfortable if I end up there on bedrest for a few weeks.

    Sorry for no personals, it's late and I just got home after a very long day.

  5. #485
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Pinjarra
    Posts
    108
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked
    21
    Reviews
    0
    Hi guys,
    Goaskclaire - I have an 8 yr old DSS and 10 yr old DSD. They have been aware of the whole process and been informed of everything along the way. We have them 50% of the time. They both initially were really excited (and still are most of the time) but also expressed concern to me that I maybe won't love them as much. Like you I have of course told them that nothing will change. I have noticed though in the past few weeks that they have distanced themselves from me a little. I think they are really unsure. I have promised them that we will still have our fun girly shopping time and go to the pool etc which makes them happy. I find it helps when I let them make choices ie we are letting them decide if we find out the sex (I read that it's best for step kids to bond with bub if we find out the sex), they pick outfits and we bought them cool new beds each. My DSD spends ages online looking at prams and I have promised her that just her and I will go buy the pram. This is all new to me so I have no idea what I am doing! I would definitely welcome any suggestions!!
    On phone so going to keep it short. Hope you all have a great weekend :-)


    Me: 33 DP: 42 DSD: 10 DSS: 8
    #1 IVF 16 wks



    Sent from my iPhone using Bub Hub app

  6. #486
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    219
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    23
    Reviews
    0
    Just a quick one from me as I am on my phone.

    Claire & missbloggsy - re. The DSD's. All my stepchildren asked DH if we were going to have kids as soon as we got engaged with was about 3 years before we got pregnant. The DSD's were aged 14 & 16, and were more worried about their father having other children that he would see every day. We only saw them for half of school holidays, so I guess it's a bit different.

    I guess like with any older children, just include them lots and perhaps but them a present from the baby once it's born. I think my DSD's in particular really stressed about it, got really angry with DH etc, it was probably them grieving that were going to have to share their father & dealing with the whole family breakdown again. The girls were much more emotional about it than the boys. When DS came along they were really excited and they do really love him. Good luck with it and I think it will make it easier if you have a good relationship now. We didn't in the beginning and especially not with their mother - but that's a different story. Because you have 50-100% care, they will really get a chance to bond with their little brother/sister too, which will be really nice.

  7. #487
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    75
    Thanks
    34
    Thanked
    5
    Reviews
    0
    Hi agree bebehvala, why are we always waiting?? it makes me crazy! Looks like we get our results on the same day, lets hope its good news for both of us and we can relax.
    Gemini, what date is your amnio???

    I'm quite surprised my results are quick, I'm going public the whole way this time so everythings been free...and in my experience public hospitals usually arent the quickest option. I'm going to RPA in Sydney, its also where I did IVF (though their RPA program is run by Genea/Sydney IVF - who I went to for my first bub). I guess no matter how quick they are I will stress and make it feel like weeks....
    for all of us
    Emma xx
    ps I am due Aug 18

  8. #488
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Sydney
    Posts
    853
    Thanks
    130
    Thanked
    145
    Reviews
    3
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Soooo girls - is anyone familiar with the nub theory and wanna take a guess at my baby's gender?

    Here is the link to guess

    Thanks in advance!

  9. #489
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Perth, Western Australia
    Posts
    41
    Thanks
    4
    Thanked
    6
    Reviews
    0
    Thanks so much everyone for your kind words and advice.

    Babystepswa great news on your scan, fantastic news!

    Missbloggsy thanks so much for your helpful words. I really like your idea about finding out the sex of the baby, even though I don’t want to, my DH and both girls do want to, so I’m going to do it for them. I asked them last night (after reading your advice) whether they would like to know and they said yes and I said, well then lets find out and they were happy about that. I think it’s a great idea to let them choose a gender specific outfit after the gender scan. I’m going to give them some money to buy the baby a gift each as well.

    Mum2Angus thanks for your advice, love your idea about buying a gift, I’m going to surprise them with a gift from ‘baby’ just before baby is born, with a card saying how much he/she would love to play with them and learn things from them etc. cute! Yar, DH and I both agree that it’s more the unknowing that is upsetting them and when they get to meet baby, it’ll be a different story. We do have them 100% of the time, always. We have both been reassuring them and supporting them which is important.

    Bebehvala what is the nub test? I know the Chinese gender predictor is supposed to be pretty good.

    Hope all is having a lovely weekend, it’s cooled down a bit here in Perth.

    With light, Claire

  10. #490
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Posts
    13
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0
    Reviews
    0
    Hi ladies
    I have not posted in ages but have been reading everyone’s posts- its great that it has been sent to my email.
    Ok- well after all of the drama in the beginning- i am heading towards twelve weeks now. And the stress is lessening dramatically. Twins- Fraternal- Due date: C-section 14th August.
    Im a westmead IVF person- but have decided to go to RPA. I was going to go private but decided to go public for all of my appts etc and see how things go.
    Well thanks goodness I did.... because I have been there every weekday for the past two weeks. AND they have been fantastic, I could not have asked for better care (although some of the doctors lack people skills). I have visited the twins clinic, diabetes clinic and a range of specialists. I couldn’t even imagine the costs if I went private.
    I have a pain condition- damage to perineal nerve- the pressure of the twin pregnancy now causing constant extreme pain. The pain clinic are seeing me on Tuesday- I am very grateful.
    Anyway the only positive is that I had an extra ultrasound on Friday and It was so amazing to see bubs- they really have grown. (RPA have a great new ultrasound machine). Which is helpful to see as im gaining loads of weight which is depressing when my clothes don’t fit. Its funny sometimes I just forget im pregnant.
    Nuchal Trans Scan tomorrow at 8am and am a little nervous, but not as bad as expected as Friday they were fine. I would really like to know what they are.
    As im new to Sydney, I would like to meet other RPA IVF people... I always seem to be there lol.
    Ok Responses:
    Bebehvala- can you update me on the register please, thanks J I hope your NT Scan results come back ok.
    Babystepswa- I am so glad that your 8 wk scan went well. Its such a nervous time. Good Luck
    Missbloggsy- My stepchildren dont live with us- I see them very rarely- and am also thinking about how DH will tell them. Very tricky situation. Not likely to be positive- youngest 16 yrs. In your situation, with shared care, it makes the transition extra important. I have no advice but instead offer lots of support J
    Qotfu: may I ask how you have found RPA? Will you stay public or transfer into a private ward? I guess we will be there at the same time.
    Also- I found that while my medical care was good- I have gotten no information about the hospital at all- especially maternity services. But I havent seen a midwife only doctors. While the doctors treat the medical conditions- I just find that they dont have time for the little questions....
    Have you had the NT scan yet? Or an amnio? (Sorry if you have already answered this I may have missed it in the thread).
    Ange- Hows things- havent heard from you in a while.

    Take Care , Grace


 

Similar Threads

  1. IVF babies due July/August/September 2013
    By jen80 in forum pregnancy and babies through IVF
    Replies: 794
    Last Post: 01-09-2013, 12:18
  2. IVF babies due July, August, September 2012 #2
    By chicparis in forum pregnancy and babies through IVF
    Replies: 109
    Last Post: 27-11-2012, 13:01

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
free weekly newsletters | sign up now!
who are these people who write great posts? meet our hubbub authors!
Learn how you can contribute to the hubbub!

reviews
learn how you can become a reviewer!

competitions

forum - chatting now
christmas gift guidesee all Red Stocking
Fridge-To-Go Australasia
Xmas with a NEW Fridge-to-go Lunch Bag! Fridge-To-Go Australasia
Fridge-to-go 8 hour cooler bags are ideal under the Christmas tree! Now in modern lunch bag designs - fill them with toys and chocolate to make parents and kids happy! Stay super cool and eat healthy and fresh food all summer long!
sales & new stuffsee all
True Fairies
True Fairies is the first interactive website where children can engage and speak with a real fairy through the unique webcam fairy portal. Each session is tailored to the child, and is filled with enchantment and magic.
Visit website to find out more!
featured supporter
ProSwim
ProSwim runs learn to swim classes for babies, children and adults. Our indoor centre in Plympton Park has lessons all year round, including school holidays. We also offer outdoor programs during the summer months (Oct-Mar) at Rostrevor college.
gotcha
X

Pregnant for the first-time?

Not sure where to start? We can help!

Our Insider Programs for pregnancy first-timers will lead you step-by-step through the 14 Pregnancy Must Dos!