January 2017 mummies! **2nd Trimester.**

Discussion in 'Second Trimester' started by Blueflower, Jul 11, 2016.

  1. KateK

    KateK Well-Known Member

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    Oh Laura i'm sorry - I didn't know you'd suffered a previous miscarriage.. I can imagine that your head's spiralling but maybe pop a pad in so you can closely monitor, even take pictures so as there's no guess work (I know that's gross but might be reassuring to see any progression/lack of). As the others have said I am sure you and the babies are absolutely fine xxx
     
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    I've had a few spotting and they do say with multiples quite common but still doesn't help you relax does it! Like blonde said with your history and if you are worried then they have to see you referral or not. X
     
  3. Blueflower

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    That must be so worrying Laura but hopefully it's just the babies growing and shifting. When was your previous mc? Could you ask for an emergency appointment /scan tomorrow? :hugs:
     
  4. Holdingthumbs

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    Hi All,

    I don't want to be insensitive by barging into the group on what seems to be a tricky day for some of you, but do you mind if I join you all here? I've been making myself wait until 14 weeks to join the second trimester thread as I've been anxiously worried about jinxing, and am 14 weeks exactly today.

    I'm technically a February due date (1 Feb), but was initially 31 Jan and moved back a day. I'm not much of a talker and more a listener, but don't feel I know anyone from the February thread as I was in the January first trimester one and would much rather be here if you'll have me...

    Fingers crossed worries clear up for everyone really soon Xx
     
  5. KateK

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    Ahh hi holding thumbs! I remember you had your scan the day after me :) Congratulations on officially reaching the second trimester! xx
     
  6. Rhiandell

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    Welcome Holdingthumbs. Congrats on reaching trimester 2! :)

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  7. Sprout

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    BlondeP, I'm going to be naughty and say get the gender scan! I'm so glad I did, it's already made everything so much more real and the scan itself was just lovely.

    Laura, that must be so worrying. I had a few days of brown discharge both this and last pregnancy and no problems, if that's any reassurance.

    Hi Holdingthumbs! :D
     
  8. Robbda

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    Laura i hope you are ok? I had a bit at 9 weeks but my midwife said it was normal its so hard not to worry im still scared to go to the bathroom in case i see something i dont want to and at 17 weeks this is going to be a loooong pregnancy!

    I love the facebook post! We did that and broke the internet! Lol (ok slight exaggeration) we were nervous incase somethibg went wrong after but everyone was genuinely happy for us it also explained why id been avoiding nights out with my friends

    Anyone started buying bits yet? We got the tommee tippee starter set in the mothercare sale, a bouncy chair and all the nursery furniture.. feels early but figured spreading the cost would be less painful MIL's friend said we were jumping the gun and thats worried me now
     
  9. Holdingthumbs

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    Thank you everyone! Still not quite sinking in!
     
  10. Rhiandell

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    Robbda, I think it's sensible to spread the cost out. Yeah, sure, things can still go wrong, but by that logic you can't buy anything before the birth, because things can still go wrong up until you have your baby in your arms. Once you're past the first trimester, I think you should stop worrying and look ahead. Enjoy the pregnancy, you can't plan for things to go wrong, then you'd be miserable.

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  11. Laura1992

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    Thanks for all the support, I haven't had any more brown dischargy stuff since I last posted.

    Blueflower, my miscarriage was in March 2014 at about 6 weeks I think. It was early, but still traumatic to go through as I had painful contractions and had to go to A&E to hang around for hours and be told by a very insensitive doctor that I was overreacting and it may not be a miscarriage when I had very severe red bleeding :( so I walked out and passed the sac that evening.

    Anyway, I'm trying to stay positive and hope everything is ok. They won't see me unless red bleeding, but I think I can stay calm now unless any further worrying signs.
     
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  12. Sprout

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    We've bought a lovely newborn wrap - I had a ring sling with my daughter as a newborn and hated it, then we switched to an Ergo which is fantastic but I'd rather wait til LO's about 3 months to use that

    Other than that, we've been total cheapskates and have only bought second hand baby grows. There are some lovely 2nd hand children's shops near us and they work out about £1 each.

    We'll be co-sleeping so not buying a cot or anything, I am considering maybe a moses basket for daytime naps in the living room though...mostly to prevent my toddler from pulling over/sitting on baby etc?!

    I think the only big expense we have is a car seat...my OH is learning to drive, fingers crossed he'll be driving by the end of the year...but I am definitely buying extra safe car seats!!
     
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    Sprout, I need your advice in realtion to wraps/slings. When I breastfed my first baby as a newborn I felt like I couldn't go anywhere as he was feeding a lot. That won't be an option this time around with a 2 year old as well so am thinking of getting a sling/wrap that I can hold baby in and also breastfeed in so that I can stll do things with toddler. Any ideas.

    In terms of co-sleeping, I was too frightened last time to co sleep but ended up doing so when he got a bit older. This time I am more confident about cosleeeping and realise it's a must when breastfeeding. Do you have a side cot, or anything in particular to make this easier?

    Thanks.
     
  14. Rhiandell

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    Oh, I love wraps. I carried my goddaughter in a wrap a lot and it's really comfortable. And I know her father used to take naps with her in the wrap, it's so secure and snug. They weren't even going to get a pram until the baby was one, but ended up having one bought for them.

    I was absolutely set on getting a wrap and an Ergo, but then I found out there was two babies. ;-) Two Ergos are going to be expensive, but I know lots of people who swear by it. Might have to wait a while though, as a pram will be essential when I'm alone.

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  15. Rhiandell

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    Laura, it's only natural to worry, but I'm sure if anything you said sounded like a warning signal to them, they would have asked you to come in straight away. Try to focus on positive things and distract yourself. xoxo

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  16. KateK

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    Ignore her Robbda! Of course you need to plan ahead.. Completely agree with Rhiandell, if people want to go by the logic that something could go wrong, you can't buy anything until baby is born! I did go a bit extreme and buy our pram at 11 weeks (I know, I still feel mad..) but it was on offer and now I am so glad I did it.. Buy things as and when they are on offer and accumulate all your bits slowly - much less stressful that way as it feels less overwhelming and less like you're spending trillions!! Did it with my first and actually really enjoyed seeing my "baby pile" grow over 6 months :) ENJOY!! xx

    So glad your bleeding seems to have stopped Laura, great news!
     
  17. BlondeP

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    Ohhh Sprout don't tempt me haha! I'm going to wait til I have my appointment next week with the consultant about this PAPP A hormone issue to then decide because if I am getting loads of scans anyway I might just wait. I more wanted a gender scan just to see squiggle again.

    Glad the bleed has subsided a bit Laura xxx

    Hi HoldingThumbs!!

    Girls I feel I've bought loads already!! In painting the nursery after work tonight then next week we are furniture shopping. Already bought my new sofa and matching nursing chair, lots of bits like baby grows etc and we have chosen out pram! Now o know baby is likely to be early it's sent me into panic mode! Ignore people saying it's tempting Hingis etc, our babies so we can do what we want :)

    xxxxxx
     
  18. Holdingthumbs

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    I've been too nervous to buy a single thing, but am probably just neurotic. My mum has knitted her first thing for baby though - a tiny cream newborn cardigan - so I've got that at home now as a start! Can't believe how tiny it is. Luckily my sister in law has said she's got heaps of bits that I can have, so might wait to go through that pile first.

    Is anyone else suffering from incredibly dry skin? My tummy is literally flaking - despite cocoa butter and bio oil - and it's painful with my jeans which are already too tight...
     
  19. FBTTN8079

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    Ah holdingthumbs how adorable a lovely tiny knitted cardigan I love them so cute X

    The only skin thing for me just this week has been a bit of dryness on my face, do you suffer from dry skin normally ? X
     
  20. Holdingthumbs

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    I do sometimes, yeah, but it's out of control this week! Maybe I need a specialist cream? Cocoa butter is pretty thick, but just doesn't seem to be making much difference.
     

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