Pregnancy Updates - November

More little BLWers in the making... <rubs hands>

Re: Pregnancy Updates - November

Postby Lily » 19 Nov 2014, 20:36

Two milestones today. First, I think my milk supply is finally dropping - Izbiz commented at bedtime, 'it's hard work, this milk'. I am a coward so am hoping he will lose interest without me having to wean him. Second, my jeans don't button up any more - slightly annoying, but I remember this happening around 12 weeks last time so I guess I should be grateful to have got to 19 weeks. Stretchy waistbands from here on in...
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Re: Pregnancy Updates - November

Postby NorthernKitten » 19 Nov 2014, 20:58

Treek - do it! Feels loads better, if terrifying. ;-)
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Re: Pregnancy Updates - November

Postby RedRum » 19 Nov 2014, 21:18

My jeans were too tight almost immediately, I was horribly bloated early on, but it hasn't really got any worse since then, although I am definitely less bloat and more bump now.

DH has said that I'm now in the simmering stage. Have browned the mince, fried off the onions etc, now simmer for three months. He didn't get past second trimester simmering, but come third trimester I guess you're laying the table, making a salad, putting the pasta on, making sure everyone's got a drink etc. tickled me.
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Re: Pregnancy Updates - November

Postby RedRum » 20 Nov 2014, 07:03

Eek, pretty sure I just felt a kick. Lying in bed after my alarm went off and could feel pressure on the left side of my abdomen so I poked it :oops: and it pushed back! :D
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Re: Pregnancy Updates - November

Postby pirate_han » 20 Nov 2014, 08:50

Yay RR! :)
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Re: Pregnancy Updates - November

Postby Kanga » 20 Nov 2014, 11:23

Awesome RR :)
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Re: Pregnancy Updates - November

Postby mindy » 20 Nov 2014, 11:34

How exciting RR! I've definitely felt 2 tiny 'bumps' or bubbles, but none since. I remember when pregnant with Min I felt her quite early on, then it all went quiet again for a month or so until she grew up out of my lower abdo (and out from behind the fat tum!). It's so exciting, takes your mind off the exhaustion and nausea! Saw midwife for first time today , very uneventful.
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Re: Pregnancy Updates - November

Postby Treeb » 20 Nov 2014, 20:25

That's awesome RR. I'm very impatiently waiting to start feeling some movements, though I know it could be a while yet! It would be nice to have some reassurance that there really is a little person in there, since it's all starting to feel a bit surreal. Still two more weeks until my next appointment when I'll get to hear the heart beat. If it weren't for the tiredness and nausea I might be starting to doubt whether I'm really pregnant at all!
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Re: Pregnancy Updates - November

Postby junglewonderland » 21 Nov 2014, 06:36

Hey, I'm interested to know what the system is where you are for testing people for gestational diabetes. Over here there is across the board testing with the two hour glucose tolerance test (fasting, then 75g glucose, then several blood tests). And does anyone have it?
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Re: Pregnancy Updates - November

Postby emzit » 21 Nov 2014, 08:25

JW, standard here (Vic) is the challenge test first, which is the one hour test with no fasting, GTT if the result is too high. I skipped straight to the GTT with squish because of family history but they would have had me do the GCT first.
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Re: Pregnancy Updates - November

Postby nearlymumtobabyfk » 21 Nov 2014, 08:31

In the UK, or certainly where I am, they test if there are increased risk factors. So if your bmi is over 30 or you have a condition which predisposes youb- I have pcos, so have to have one in a few weeks...
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Re: Pregnancy Updates - November

Postby Riotproof » 21 Nov 2014, 09:03

junglewonderland wrote:Hey, I'm interested to know what the system is where you are for testing people for gestational diabetes. Over here there is across the board testing with the two hour glucose tolerance test (fasting, then 75g glucose, then several blood tests). And does anyone have it?

They've changed it since my first pregnancy. Then, everyone did the one hour one, and stupid carb loading diet, fasting two hour if it was positive.
Now, everyone does the two hour fasting one, but thank Frick there is no carb loading required. I got to the end of the three days and actually cried into my icecream. I literally couldn't bear to eat anymore.
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Re: Pregnancy Updates - November

Postby treek » 21 Nov 2014, 16:38

When I was expecting Toots they did a random blood sugar at 24-ish weeks? Now they do a fasting blood sugar and then refer on for GTT if there's an issue. If there's a family history or other reason (high bmi etc) they put you straight to GTT. I'm SO glad I didn't need further tests as sugar makes me sick when I'm pregnant:p

STILL haven't done my hospital bag! I'd thought having my mum up for a week would let me get lots done, but Toots has been in limpet mode and I seem to have forgotten how to sleep past 4.30am.... :(
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Re: Pregnancy Updates - November

Postby yorkshirepudding » 21 Nov 2014, 20:26

Been hanging back from here but now I've had my booking appointent it feels more official! 8 weeks today, knackered and feel sick - so glad I can have a nap when Moo does (remember once sleeping for 3 hours in a meeting room at work at this stage when I was pregnant with Moo, after a full night's sleep!). Roll on dating scan in 4 weeks :)
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Re: Pregnancy Updates - November

Postby Lily » 23 Nov 2014, 21:23

Ooh, hello yp! Do let me know when you've got a date, if you want me to put you on the 2015 roll call.

I think we've started weaning. I encouraged Izbiz to drop his morning feed a few weeks ago - he still asks occasionally but the protests are only token when I refuse. Today and yesterday, I told him there was no milk at nap time, and he took it pretty well. I've always fed him to sleep for naps but my nipples are black and blue now, with awful flaking dry skin, and I just couldn't face it. So just the bedtime feed left now.
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