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Re: Pregnancy updates - January

PostPosted: 28 Jan 2014, 17:11
by Biddy
(((SM)))) how horrible for you. It's bad enough feeling sick at home but having to work too, must be awful. I really hope it dies down, and for good this time.

My nausea has been getting gradually worse, the last couple of days were very difficult. But today it's much less! So I was able to cook a proper meal and clean up my revolting kitchen a bit, I still had to breathe through my mouth a lot of the time to avoid smelling anything. But I ate a proper meal which feels like the first time in ages. I expect the full-on nausea will return tomorrow but I'm hoping not...

I had my first craving the other day, it's the weirdest one yet in my history of pregnancies. Soluble painkillers :scream I certainly won't be giving in to that craving!! Very strange, it's not as though I normally take soluble painkillers. If I have a headache I would normally pop a couple of nurofen (pre-pregnancy of course). It's just the taste of the solution that I was craving. Thankfully it seems to have passed now. I bought some orange squash as I can't stand the taste of water at the moment, and it seems to have got rid of my freaky soluble drug craving.

Re: Pregnancy updates - January

PostPosted: 28 Jan 2014, 17:23
by Biddy
Just wrote a post and used the k-word AGAIN. I'm very sorry mods, I keep doing it! The rapid onset of baby-brain isn't helping.

Re: Pregnancy updates - January

PostPosted: 28 Jan 2014, 20:54
by Kitcameron
Ahhh SM, I'm sorry to hear you're still feeling so rough. Can't you ask your employers to be lenient on you re overtime as you're a) pregnant and b) having such a rough time with it anyway. Probably the tiredness isn't helping the sickness at all. I still feel sick as soon as I start getting tired.

Biddy, I'm rubbish at using the k-word. I think k-word in every day life and occasionally say it instead of using the proper word but somehow as soon as I'm typing it I type it in full. Argh. Hope you're feeling a bit better now too.

Re: Pregnancy updates - January

PostPosted: 30 Jan 2014, 16:43
by mamapup
SM, feeling any better? Biddy? Same?

I've just had a pre-eclampsia follow up at the hospital - funnily enough, I still don't have it. However, I did have the best time ever whilst there having been looked after by two wonderful research midwives who stayed and chatted the entire hour they were monitoring me. They were friendly, funny, engaging and so, so human. We laughed, chatted, sorted the world out and generally it was like sitting in the pub with two mates, except that I had my tummy out and they prodded me every now and again.

Every visit for every woman should be like that. I've come out on a massive high and have written to the hospital to tell them how wonderful their midwives are.

Re: Pregnancy updates - January

PostPosted: 30 Jan 2014, 18:14
by SharkiesMum
That sounds great MP! It's so nice when you have a good experience like that!

I'm feeling the same, but not worse and the reflux that started last night has gone for now. It's hard at work, it's not really my employer that says I have to stay its me. I'm in charge of the service and if I walk out then patients won't get their chemo the next day. We just need more staff and staff take a long time to train, so no easy fix. Got away on time yesterday and today though, and slept a bit better so hopefully will improve soon!

Was listening to the radio today and they announced an event happening "soon" on the date of my c section and the day after! Made me really excited and made it seem more real.

Re: Pregnancy updates - January

PostPosted: 30 Jan 2014, 22:20
by Spanner
Hope everyone's sickness is abating - I feel so lucky to not have experienced it, it sounds terrible!

I had a rather long drawn out hospital visit yesterday. I went for my normal antenatal appt to find out if baby is still breech - it is!! Not surprised as I haven't felt it turn. So it looks like I will never have my VBAC. In a contrary way I feel kind of relieved, as the decision has been taken out of my hands. After reading various birth horror stories I was beginning to wonder if I should just choose a 3rd section anyway. It's a shame that my antenatal yoga is a bit of a waste of money though! I will get a date for my section through the post, which seems kind of weird. And it will almost certainly be during the half term holiday, so I will not have any nice relaxing time off beforehand.

Then the rather lovely midwife noticed that I am not walking very easily and took the time to phone up physio to get me referred there. I was rather touched that she had made the effort since I couldn't be bothered to mention it at this stage - I know I probably have SPD and that lots of people have it much worse. I also know in theory what I should do to help the situation but it's not always easy when you have 2 kids and your job involves looking after a further 30 of them! Anyway, I went down to physio and have been told to go to a group thing on Monday for advice and exercise. Unfortunately this is one of my two work days, but since I haven't had any other time off, I guess I will go.

But in addition to that, the midwife and doctor thought I was measuring small for dates. Not really a big surprise - Everyone (each pregnancy) always comments about my bump not being very big (I sometimes put it down to the extra weight on my boobs and hips which means it just doesn't stick out that much in comparison!) and I had to have a growth scan last pregnancy with DD, who turned out to be 7lbs at one week before the official due date. But still, it is always a worry when they think you need extra checks. So I had to go back to the hospital later in the day for an extra scan - all looks normal which is good.

By that time, I had been out of the house for pretty much the whole day! I only just got back in time for the school run. But luckily my mum had come with me so we did squeeze in a trip to M&S between appointments where she insisted on buying very nice baby things for me plus lunch :-) So not all bad...

Wow, what a ramble!

Re: Pregnancy updates - January

PostPosted: 31 Jan 2014, 03:32
by qbm
Wow! What a busy day! Totally get what you mean about the decision being taken out of your hands. I think I'd feel the same.

Well, it's nearly 3:30am and I'm wide awake again. It has been months since I had a good night's sleep (although often it's not bad as opposed to not good iyswim). Been awake for ages tonight. Finally gave in and looked at my watch expecting it to be at least 5am and it was just after 3am. I could have cried! Plus OH is at work tomorrow as he switched days so it's just me and E. I had a horrendous night's sleep on Mon and spent Tues feeling fluey. Urgh.

I really am worried that I'm too anxious to actually go into labour and that I'm too exhausted to give birth! It was so much easier last time :(

Well, that turned into a right old self-pitying whinge.

Sorry! x

Re: Pregnancy updates - January

PostPosted: 31 Jan 2014, 07:12
by mamapup
We totally are hoping this one is breech too so we have the decision taken away but she's not playing ball.

QBM, tv? Sou ds like your best option today.

Re: Pregnancy updates - January

PostPosted: 31 Jan 2014, 23:27
by EnigmaFish
Sorry if this is too much information, but seriously‽ How much mucus can possibly come out of me?

Re: Pregnancy updates - January

PostPosted: 01 Feb 2014, 06:28
by FestiveTidings
EnigmaFish wrote:Sorry if this is too much information, but seriously‽ How much mucus can possibly come out of me?


Snarf. Sorry but the joys of pregnancy eh?

I've opted for a VBAC but I have my date for a section booked should little one decide it's too cold to come out.

I have a feeling that this pregnancy is going to end in section regardless of all my efforts for it not to.

Re: Pregnancy updates - January

PostPosted: 01 Feb 2014, 18:00
by Biddy
EnigmaFish wrote:Sorry if this is too much information, but seriously‽ How much mucus can possibly come out of me?


Ewww but I know what you mean, I have this problem every pregnancy. I practically have to wear pads :oops:

Re: Pregnancy updates - January

PostPosted: 01 Feb 2014, 19:31
by Kitcameron
I wear liners just cos I feel like I smell if I don't change regularly. Dh says I don't but not sure if he's just being polite lol

Re: Pregnancy updates - January

PostPosted: 01 Feb 2014, 21:56
by monkeydo
Hiya everyone, just checking in cos I‘ve not been around for aaages (I got swallowed up into Mumsnet - how did that happen?! I‘m ashamed...)

Anyway, had 12 week scan last week and am apparently 14 weeks, so due 30th July. I‘m ridiculously lucky as hardly feel pregnant, but finding that in itself very worrying. Can‘t win!

Re: Pregnancy updates - January

PostPosted: 01 Feb 2014, 21:59
by Kitcameron
Ah, isn't it nice to be told you're further along than you thought well I imagine so anyway, my dates keep going backwards lol. Not so much with this one as I won't have any more scans now but that's how it felt with G lol