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« Reply #30 on: 1/11/19, 21:13 »
What a lovely update 💙. Fantastic to hear he's healthy and doing well. It's good that you and your partner have a plan for the future in regards to work & that you've got part time hours for now. These years are so precious to spend with your LO's.

Feeling so much better now. Convinced I was dehydrated and had upset my kidneys in the process. Keeping my appointment with the Dr as I'm potentially constipated & the Lactulose isn't cutting it. I'll keep hydrated in the meantime.

Pregnancy is just 👌 sometimes 🤣.

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    « Reply #31 on: 2/11/19, 14:44 »
    Thanks!

    Yes, exactly. I'd much rather that it was one of us taking care of them most of the time than paying someone else most/all of my wages to do so! Would probably stop work sooner if we didn't have the house and wedding to pay for. Think I might miss it a bit coz of the social side too but we'll see! Will go back full time when the kids are a bit older but would love to still do 4 days maximum ideally because I like the idea of taking them to school and seeing their teachers at least once a week. We're both teachers ourselves so I know how important that is.

    Hmm, how about Fybogel? Not sure if you're meant to take it while pregnant but give it a Google. They gave me a mix of laculose and Fybogel after the c-section.

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    « Reply #32 on: 4/11/19, 16:08 »
    My thoughts exactly when it comes to childcare! I'm torn between starting my training in the career I want to pursue and homeschooling my LO's. I would love to do both but I'm not sure how it's possible when I hope to throw myself into the training wholeheartedly. In the short-term, homeschooling is the answer but then in the long-term, I haven't set myself up with a career yet that can support my children alongside my husband. Something for us both once they're older (perhaps senior school). Frustrating. I'm sure lots of parents find themselves in these sorts of predicaments. I'll have to make sacrifices I guess. I agree with the max of 4 days a week, that's definitely favourable if you can. I'd love the same.

    I have to admit that shortly after writing my post the other day, I actually got over my bit of constipation, ha. Relieved. I cancelled my Dr's appointment too as I ended up drinking so much water that all the pains went and I feel myself again. Could have been anything but I'm guessing dehydration played a large part. Our little boy is moving about so much at the moment, it's amazing. I'm counting down the days until next Friday when I'm officially 24 weeks. For some reason in my head, that's always been the goal. 3 weeks till my GTT, then a midwife appointment and lastly a consultant appointment at 28 weeks. I'll blink and be breaking up for Christmas & my maternity. Woo!

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    « Reply #33 on: 7/11/19, 14:28 »
    Yes it's definitely tricky. My school are currently paying for me to do some extra qualifications and so that's also put a bit of a spanner in the works! Means we both feel like I shouldn't leave. Before that we were thinking that I'd take the year off, go back for the minimum time that I had to and then quit teaching for a while and aim to do some tutoring for extra money. That's mainly to just avoid childcare fees which are crazy! At least our first son will be 3 by the time I go back to work and will start getting the 30hrs free childcare.

    Good to hear that you're feeling better!

    I had my immunisations on Monday and I don't know if it's a coincidence but I've felt so ill and strange the past few days. Our car broke down on Tuesday evening and when we finally got home after waiting for the AA I felt so tired and sick, forced myself to eat some dinner but regretted it straight away. I was up in the middle of the night convinced that I was going to be sick and then had a sharp stomachache all day yesterday. I was absolutely wiped out, couldn't eat and fell asleep on the sofa before my little boy had even gone to bed. Today I woke up feeling so achy and weak. Started to feel a bit better now but no idea what's been going on!

    Got a letter through for an extra scan because they said that my placenta is covering the cervix, that's towards the end of January though so a while away. I was told that I'd see the consultant at around 30 weeks too so I'll have to ask the midwife about that at my next appointment. Think time definitely will start flying soon with Christmas coming up!

    Think I'm going to have a look at dates today and what to write on my Mat B1 form because I picked that up on Monday. Not sure how early to leave this time. They've said elective sections are usually done at 39 weeks so that's around 7th March for me. I ended up being induced early last time so I only ended up with a couple of days off, want a bit more time to prep this time and spend time with our son.

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    « Reply #34 on: 19/11/19, 12:43 »
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    I've enrolled our LO up to a nursery that has children from 1-5. My mum works for the church that it's based within & she can't praise them enough. The waiting list is quite long so they recommended I completed his form early. It's not exactly cheap but I've heard so many good things about them from friends & family. It would be lovely to have him socialising and making friendships over those 4 years. I appreciate homeschooling has social limitations but I'm optimistic this will give him the best start.

    I'm very grateful for my employer, he arranged a meeting with my husband and I, then we went through the protocol of how best to work the maternity pay in our favour. He's very understanding (he idolises his only daughter) and completely put my mind at ease. I look forward to leaving at the end of December even more now. I stand constantly for my job so I've given myself 2 months off as this is my first pregnancy and I'm not sure how I'm going to feel. Thought it would be best to allow myself time to rest up and actually start preparing for our boys arrival. Got some shopping to crack on with and I might as well use the January sales to my advantage 🛍️.

    HD - Hope you're feeling much better m'lovely! So does this mean you have placenta previa? Its amazing how they can know these things & you're given time to prepare. Definitely feels like Christmas is hurrying things along. Won't be long before we have our consultations. My GTT is this Friday and my midwife app is next Friday. So excited! Hope you can arrange your maternity so you have more time with both your boys. How are you finding this pregnancy so far?

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    « Reply #35 on: 21/11/19, 13:32 »
    Hello ladies, quickly jumping on here as I am looking for some feedback/opinion please. Technically I will fall into the May/Jun due date thread but due to my age they would induce at 39 weeks if I make there and that would make me fall into a late April due date  :) anyway, I am only 16w5d but was wondering if anyone here did an an early anomaly scan between 16-18 weeks? What's the reason you did or didn't do it? And were they able to see a lot of what you'd see at 20 weeks?
     I am toying with the idea of a scan at 17+4 or 17+6 because I have family over a few days later and haven't told them, because I can't hide from work that am pregnant for too much longer and perhaps it could give me some reassurance hopefully ruling out a few things. I am just not sure if I really need it and if I would be more worried if they found something and then still had to wait 2 more weeks. I am 43 and this was an embryo from when I was 41.

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    « Reply #36 on: 25/11/19, 13:23 »
    Omnom - nursery will be lovely for him. As you say, they need to socialise too so that'll give him a good start. Our eldest son is going to nursery two days a week from January and I'm hoping that he'll love it. It'll be lovely for him to play new games, spend time with new people etc and I'll get to have some 1:1 time with the new baby and take them to clubs etc.

    That's great that your boss is helping you out. Yes, go mad in the sales! I'm hoping for a few Black Friday bargains. We have most of the stuff we need anyway because we kept it but need a double pram so that's our big purchase. It's my birthday coming up and our son's having a sleepover the weekend after so hoping to get a bargain spa day too and my partner's going to pay for it as my main gift. Gutted I have to work on Black Friday because I just want to sit on the computer!

    I don't think it's classed as placenta previa yet, from what I've seen after Googling it after the scan anyway! Think mine is only slightly covering so they just want to keep an eye on it. Still not heard anything about a consultant appointment, was hoping that I would because I want to know more about the c-section and when we're likely to get a date etc. Some people are allowed to book them in really early and we need to sort out childcare etc. Obviously not in a massive rush but I just like to know when my appointments are! How did your GTT go?

    Pregnancy is going ok, how is yours? I'm 24 weeks now and feeling baby move around much more. Woke up in the night on Saturday with heartburn and had to take a Gaviscon tablet. Hoping that won't become a regular thing, not yet anyway! During my last pregnancy I had to have Gaviscon every night for the last month and had to be quite elevated in bed. Baby is quite high up now so probably squashing things already!

    Wow, so much to catch up on. Can't believe it's only really us talking though!

    Kitkat - sorry, never had an early anomaly scan. My first was at 20 weeks exactly and my second was just over 20. I rang up this time and asked if I could have it the week before because I was on holiday and my hospital said no because it was too early and they might not be able to see everything clearly enough. I know some hospitals say 18-22 weeks or something though because I see it on some of my phone apps. The only scans I've had at around 16 weeks are gender scans. Not sure if things are clear enough at that point to do all of the anomaly checks, don't think they are yet. You may be able to get a private anomaly done at around 17+6 but your hospital would probably refuse.

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    « Reply #37 on: 29/11/19, 19:00 »
    Kitkat - hey! I did have a private 16 week scan but this was purely to found out the gender and to have a sneak peak at him. The sonographer made me aware she would not be able to complete the more important checks that we would later have at 20weeks but she confirmed he looked happy and healthy for now. It's such a personal decision for you and because of that you should do whatever you feel most comfortable with hun.

    HD - That 1:1 time will be wonderful and I'm positive your eldest will love nursery. Won't be long before they're playing together 😍. Ah I'm so jealous of the spa day, sounds amazing right now. Everything crossed that the placenta stays put and doesn't cause you any issues. Hopefully they become a little more efficient with the booking of your appointments as well! I can appreciate how frustrating that must be with another child to organise. How wonderful that your feeling LO move more! I think it's the best. Shame about your heartburn 😔. Hope this pregnancy will continue differently to your last. I completely agree about the rising organs. Mine feel so squished, especially when I lean forward. On the plus side, my posture has improved! Ha.

    GTT went without issues. Got to know the blood nurse well and she gave me a big hug before I left. Had the results since and all clear. Saw my MW today and our son is measuring bigger than expected. Depending on how the curve of the growth graph progresses with each check, it may be that they'll look at other options than letting him get too big. She worked out he would be approx. 10 [email protected] They would potentially induce early or look at a caesarian if he does indeed continue to grow at this rate, he might taper off a little or the measurement/positioning could have been off today as he's very high up. They'll check in a few weeks and get a better idea. Other than that she confirmed he was a happy and healthy baby and she had no issues with anything which was so lovely to hear! Thrilled.

    Eeeeek, not long to Christmas, then only a few short months 🙈 xx

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    « Reply #38 on: 30/11/19, 21:46 »
    Yes, I do look forward to them growing up together and interacting. Sure there'll be plenty of brotherly arguments along the way, but lots of love and laughs! So excited for the spa, we've actually ended up booking an overnight stay so it's even better! Thanks, yes, would like some more info about the appointments! Think my next one is on the 18th so still a few more weeks until I can ask some questions.

    Good that your results are all clear! Hmm, we had the same thing with my first son and he was 7lb6oz in the end! Couldn't believe it when I heard that in theatre. Good that they're checking up on you though. I was given extra growth scans and it's always a nice bonus to see baby more :)

    I know, can't believe it's December tomorrow!

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    « Reply #39 on: 8/12/19, 22:25 »
    Hey hannahdaisy and omnomnom, thanks so much for both your replies! I ended up with a 16 week appointment which was consultant led and they looked and listened to the heartbeat and did a mini scan (all well). I am not quite sure what they were looking for or at but decided to wait till the 20 week anomaly in the end. Nervous...

    Hannahdaisy just read about your plan to visit a spa which sounds like heaven. Do you know if you can do a normal massage at this stage or does it have to be a pregnancy massage? We are booked for a winter holiday and as I can't go skiing I am looking for alternative things to do (but they only have normal massages there).

    How does the initial movement of the baby feel like? I am 19 weeks and I have a kind of weird feeling in my abdomen. It's a bit like the twitch of a nerve half way between the belly button and my pubic bone - may well just be a nerve I guess! As I have an anterior placenta I don't even know if I should feel anything just yet. It's definitely not gas and doesn't feel like gas :)