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Offline Toffee_Apple

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« Reply #250 on: 30/01/19, 18:58 »
Just a quick update from me got my bloods back & I donít have diabetes-am SO relieved😊Also told my manager the news today and it went a million times better than I expected. She was actually genuinely happy for me and actually started crying. Was a huge relief as I was dreading it. She knows the struggles we have had to get this far ( as needed time off work in past for various IVF cycles /miscarriage ect).She actually in all her years as a manager this is the first time she actually feels genuinely happy hearing a staff member is pregnant. I have asked her not to tell my colleagues until my 20 week scan and she has ordered me larger tunics so should be able to hide it a bit longer.

Hope everyone is doing ok?
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    Offline Bossy

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    « Reply #251 on: 31/01/19, 14:08 »
    Hi everyone,

    Toffee so good to hear you don't have diabetes and that your manager reacted so well!!! At least you won't have to worry about that from now on xx

    Mrs.c I also enjoy so much feeling him kicking xx that's wonderful that you'll reach 24 weeks on Monday,  can't wait to get there,  I'm counting down the days!

    Aley you are so right, the stress will never end... I'm the same, sometimes I feel baby kicking a lot and other times I freak out because there's no movement for the whole day...

    Honey so glad your hubby is coming home,  I bet you'll feel more relaxed once he's here.. I also started to look into travel systems and all of that but still so anxious all the time...

    Lori I'm praying for you every day!

    Afm I have a scan today at 5pm because we are travelling overseas next week for a few days and the doctor wanted to see me before and make sure everything is ok.   Honestly I'm so glad because my anxiety is over the roof, especially these last few days.. my bump is so small comparing to others and I keep thinking something is wrong! Really hope I'll have some good news tonight xx

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    « Reply #252 on: 2/02/19, 16:47 »
    So everything went well at the scan, except that baby's waist is measuring 1 week behind which got me worried but the doctor doesn't seem to stress about it..

    Have a nice weekend everyone xx

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    « Reply #253 on: 2/02/19, 19:19 »
    Bossy glad to hear your scan went well, been checking to see if you posted an update. Have a lovely trip abroad xx

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    « Reply #254 on: 3/02/19, 10:44 »
    Toffee-Apple - Im so pleased that you got the all clear on the diabetes, phew, and thats fab about your boss, I am not surprised and i knew it would go better than you anticipated, you always expect the worse when its the unknown, i'm so pleased and that she is sorting you put with bigger tunics!

    Bossy - So pleased your scan all went well hun, Im sure if they are not worried then a little waist is nothing to worry about hun, Im sure it will catch up. I hope you have a fab trip abroad!

    AFM - I had my constant appointment on Friday morning and i didn't know what to expect at all. Anyway she was really nice and we had a bit of  chat and basically due to the bleed on the brain I had in 2016, (that was because of an unusual brain vessel)they are concerned that labour may cause something to happen again so she suggested a caesarian may be the safest thing for me. So she is asking my brain specialist what he thinks and I said I would rather live and nit risk it so I would be ok with having a cesarian as it does make sense. So she has given me a load of info to read. It was all very interesting and scary! but one of my worst fears was tearing! so at least that won't happen this way! So i'm seeing her again in 8 weeks.
    The funeral for my husbands dad went well and i'm just glad its all over and we can concentrate on us and baby again.
    I hope you are all having a lovely weekend x x x

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    « Reply #255 on: 3/02/19, 13:23 »
    Morning everyone  :)

    I hope youíre all having a nice weekend. Bossy so pleased your scan went well and I agree that measurements probably fluctuate at this pointvand if the dr is happy all is good  :) have a lovely time away. Are you somewhere exciting?

    Toffee apple, really pleased you got the support you deserve at work too. We spend so much time there I really do think that the reactions we get make a big difference to things we might otherwise worry about. I really hope itís a weight off your mind.

    Aley, how was your week off?

    Janeliot - how are things going with the flat viewings?

    MrsC - so pleased the consultant was nice and sounds very sensible to me. It probably also helps to have a plan as it were. I can 7nderstand 5he fear around tearing  :-\ Pleased everything went ok on Thursday too and now you can look to the weeks and months ahead.

    AFM - hubby got home yesterday so just pottering about. Got an upset tummy again last night. No clue what upset me but I think tummies are just a bit more sensitive when pregnant. Will also mention to the consultant on wed although not expecting her to be able to do anything about it! We did get our first gift for the baby which was very sweet. Iím still def not buying anything yet, but hubbys ship captain who Iíve worked with before sent him home with a gift. He works on a French ship and itís a little white and blue striped body suit with yellow trims and a polar bear cuddly toy. Itís so very cute. I thi That it looked tiny 5hen realised its for 12 months old! Yikes.... although when I looked at it more objectively I was relieved not to be pushing out sth that would fill that sized body suit  ;D Weíve taken a picture of it on little bump but have now packed it away again. Nothing much else to report. Just going to the pub later for dinner.

    Have a good day xx

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    « Reply #256 on: 3/02/19, 20:42 »
    Hello everyone,

    Honey - So nice that your hubby is home.  I used to look at the different sized baby grows and wonder at the massive size difference between 3 months and 12 months.  Lovely baby grow, I love stripes.  Anything stripey.

    MrsCoyle - Sounds good that you've got a plan you're happy with for the birth of your little one. Keeps you both safe which is the ultimate goal.  It sounds very positive.

    Bossy - I'm really glad your scan went well.  I know you're going to worry but if they're not worrying then everything is fine.  Baby's growing beautifully. 

    toffee Apple - so glad you don't have the hassle of sugar level blood testing and diet monitoring etc.  It's such a pain.  I had it with my son and have subsiquently found out that I never had pregestational diabetes, it was just because he and I were measing so big.  I suppose it didn't do either of us any harm though.  It must be a weight of your mind.

    AFM- I've had a very hard week.  I don't want to bring the mood down as we really all need to be as positive as we can be.  Sadly, my mum died a week ago.  It's been a shock although expected at some point, just not this soon.  And it's been a hard week as my dad is a really very difficult man.  Funeral organisation is just a mess and I may have to step away as my anxiety levels are getting quite high.  Plus it's not really helping me do what I should be doing which is looking after both my son's, the one in my belly and the one sleeping in his cot.  And thinking about my mum.  I've been so angry that I can't concentrate on memories of her.  It would have been her birthday yesterday.  Anyway, I really dont' want to bring the mood down but that's what has been going on.   

    What can I say that's positive.  Hmm.  I'm 24 weeks now so that's a little relief to make that milestone.  And so I'm starting to think that at some point int he next week or so we should go and look at double buggies.  I'm looking forward to that actually.  How funny.  And looks like I could be moving home somewhere far too near to my due date!  I can't believe how everything is just happening at once.  My head is a bit of fizz. 

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    « Reply #257 on: 4/02/19, 10:59 »
    Hi Everyone,

    Janeliot, I'm so sorry to read your news this morning. I know you must be heartbroken and your family situation sounds so difficult. You must feel so much sadness but I agree that you need to try to prioritise your health and well-being and that of your two little boys. I'm sure it's what your mum would want too. You have a huge amount to cope with but trying to focus on things that make you happy like double buggy shopping and thinking about your new pad will hopefully help you to focus on all the positives that lay ahead. It's not too say your mum isnlt on your mind too and you will need time to grieve but please take a day at a time and do whatever you need to do to keep your head above water. Big hugs. We're all here for you.
    Sending lots of love,
    Honeybee x



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    « Reply #258 on: 5/02/19, 16:27 »
    Hello everyone

    Janeliot-Iím so very sorry to hear about your mum,what an awful shock. I know you said it was expected at some point but that does not make it any easier. Please look after yourself and your little ones itís what your mum would of wanted. Try and remember her how she was before the illness and the special times you shared. Sending you big hugs.

    mrscoyle-Glad your appointment went well with the consultant and in view of your history it definitely makes sense to minimise any possible risk as much as possible. The main thing is that you and your baby girl are safe as can be.After much nagging my husband has agreed we can go to the baby show on the Sunday.We will be up in London on the Saturday for a Disney musical at the Royal Albert Hall that my friend booked up anyway so we will stay overnight and go to the baby show on the Sunday😊.

    Honeybee17-I hope your tummy has settled down and that you are feeling better? Good luck for your consultant appointment tomorrow. The baby gift sounds adorable what a lovely thoughtful gesture.

    AFM I felt a very definite flutter on Sunday morning for the first time but nothing since then☹️I spoke to the MW this morning when I went for my BP check and she said itís quite normal for the flutters to be sporadic in the beginning and then they gradually become more regular in occurrence. My BP was ok today and she found babyís heartbeat again with the Doppler. Ladies I must confess I have been very naughty- I promised myself that I wouldnít buy anything until we got to 24 weeks, well that has gone completely out the window! All it took was purchasing one cute little outfit (just the one couldnít hurt,right?!) and after that there was no stopping me!🙈Iíve always had a terrible shopping habit anyway so I should of known it would spiral out of control very quickly and that when I would go to ďjust lookĒ at the baby outfits it was asking for trouble. 

    Also just a quick question when did everyone get their Mat B1 forms?

    I hope everyone else is keeping ok?

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    « Reply #259 on: 6/02/19, 09:36 »
    Ahhh Toffee Apple.... you've really made me giggle. I suddenly have this vision of you swooping around mothercare like you're on supermarket sweep... loading a trolley full of baby outfits :-) If you're ready to do it, enjoy it :)!


    Thank you yes, my tummy seems to be better.

    So sweet that you felt a flutter. I think I skipped that part altogether as my placenta was at the front so I didn't feel much until they developed into proper little boots and punches. I think that started at about 20 weeks and became more regular but I'm 23 weeks now and while some of them are fairly strong I have some days when she's much more subdued. I had a bit of a panic exactly one week ago (which is ironic as she's doing the same thing now but I'm less concerned) and went to see the midwife but I think it just depends on the baby's position too. At that time she just had her back to my tummy and therefore I couldn't really feel anything into my back. I am sure all is perfect. I think movement is just very sporadic when it first starts, esp when it starts with little flutters..

    Sounds like you have a lovely weekend lined up in March too. BTW has everyone seen this? Mothercare is doing a series of expectant parents events. Sounds good but I can't make either date near me sadly. Hopefully there will be another one before our due date. https://www.mothercare.com/advice-buying-guides-and-services/services/expectant-parent-event/services-ms-parent-event.html. I found out JL also does a baby advice service where you book a session and they walk you around and guide you through all the things you may need, answer questions, etc with no obligation to buy.

    Re MatB1 - a bit confused about that to be honest. I thought we got them from the GP at our 25 week appt but then read somewhere yesterday that you're meant to give them to work before 25 weeks. Our HR person is on leave at the mo so will check when she's back.

    Only other bit of news is that I too have been slightly indulgent. Read yesterday that at 23w the baby can probably start to hear you and they encourage you to talk, read stories, sing lullabies, etc. I do chatter away but not v much and feel like I'm talking nonsense and my knowledge of nursery rhymes left me long ago.  Spoke to one of my colleagues and she said she had felt the same so she and her husband bought a really nice illustrated book rhymes and stories so they could read to the bump and then have it as a nice keepsake when the baby arrived. You know I was straight on amazon as soon as I go home... arrives today  ;D

    Have a good day everyone xxx