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    Brunette, Mylanta is safe. I've got a bottle of the liquid at home (supposed to work quickest, but has to be kept in fridge once open) and a box of the tablets in my desk at work.



    Lairdoz, look after yourself and get better quickly.

    MaggiePie, yay for great results! Glad you had a good weekend away too.

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    Renee, so sorry about your grandad. Hope the next few days aren't too stressful.

    Lairdoz and MellyBelly, hope you two feel better soon. Lairdoz, recurrent colds are so frustrating, esp since you prob don't want to over-do the vitamins and I think echinacea is out whilst preg. I really love the steam-inhalations myself, just boiling water, really really hot. That's if you can breathe it in. Plus no sweets, I reckon. Maybe you're not a sweet-tooth like me, but too much sugar can really compromise your immune system. Melly, you stick that lip out - why shouldn't you be grumpy feeling so average? Don't feel bad.

    Maggie, really glad to hear about your scan results. Your weekend sounds awesome.

    Brunette, yes, I think it's so lucky that s/he will have cousins of the same age. I am really close with my cousins. We're already thinking of our 5 year old niece as babysitter! And as for your carpal tunnel, was that a pre-pregnancy thing? Maybe exacerbated by pregnancy? I've been waking up with a numb hand (right) too. Weird. Also, really sore thighs and legs ... anyone else had this?

    AFM, DH felt baby kick the other night. It was a miracle. So lucky, because to me it felt like quite a tiny ticklish movement, but he had his hand in just the right spot and he said it felt really distinct.

    Belly rubs to everyone,
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    Maggie, those results are amazing. It makes me worry a bit about mine; we couldn't have combined bloods because of twins but it was about 1:600ish for twin 1 and 1:400ish from memory. Still the result was termed low risk and they never recommended an amnio or any further testing ... so hopefully they're okay. Thanks for the info on relief of heartburn.

    WW, never had diagnosed carpal tunnel prior to PG but I do a lot of typing and have had problems in my right hand and it's pretty weak, so probably not surprising that I've now got it. Just hope it goes away after PG and I don't need to have it operated on. Do you get the pins and needles and swelling in your right hand, too? Did you have any problems prior to being PG? That's great that your DH got to hear the baby kick. It's so nice when the babies stop being shy and kick others instead of just us, hey?

    Juniper, thanks for the tip about what's safe to take for heartburn.
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    ok so we're back online again! stupid me kept trying to access from my favourites....then I got an email saying there was an update on the thread....so I googled and got into forum that way! doh!

    Renee - so sorry about your grandfather, I was close to mine also when I lost him and it is so difficult. hugs.

    I have to go for brekky - NOW - but just wanted to say hi and will do persies later. After 7 weeks of nausea I've been sick twice this last few days...once just liquid (tmi) and last night proper sick.... ;-(
    Had scan yesterday and all good, nuchal scan today. xx

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    airline, GL with the nuchal scan! Can't wait to hear how it goes!

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    Worrywart, so great that your DH felt bubba kick, that would have been so special for him.

    Brunette, I am sorry I have made you worry about the numbers. From memory one of my other kids was much higher odds but still in the low risk category. If your Dr isn't worried then there is no reason for you to be (makes sense but i get where you are coming from). Interestingly the Dr told me that based on my age the odds were 1:300 but the test results override that number. On the carpal tunnel thing, if you are still doing alot of typing etc, I would go and see a physio and actually get some treatment. It does have the potential to get alot worse in preg, esp if you are doing typing etc. Most carpal tunnel never needs surgery if treatment is started early - although the ortho specialists will always want to rush to surgery. I am a physio and although it's impossible to diagnose how bad it is over the computer to me it sounds like its worth it. If you speak to your Dr they may be able to do a enhanced primary care plan and this will get you 5 visits where you can claim back about $45 a visit from medicare, or if you have private health you may be covered. Anyway just a thought. And how is the heartburn going? Since our weekend away eating lots of spicy food I have been into the Rennies!

    Airline hope your nuchal scan goes really well today. You poor thing with the vomiting, maybe it was something you ate? Hope there is no more of that.

    AFM - such a nice day today weeded the garden then started spreading some compost and forgot to have morning tea, then had a big sugar low and still recovering. Mental note to self - eat every 2 hours. So thought some computer time would make me sit down at least. Well must go and pay bills.

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    brunette - my girlfriend had twins and was told that one of her babies would probably be downs (don't know no.s) and they were both born fine, so if your doc says it's good, go with that xx

    maggiepie - hope you felt better later on yesterday after your sugar low. watch that compost!! I haven't done any gardening...and it's showing, so we've roped mum & dad to come and help next week as I feel bad DH is going to to have to do the majority - pruning, whipper snippering etc. We have 2 lots of overseas visitor in Oct/Nov so want to get it ready.

    worrywort - how wonderful for your DH he must've been grinning forever after that event!!

    afme - had the nuchal scan yesterday at a dedicated x-ray/ultrasound place and was very impressed. Firstly I didn't have to wait like I did last year ( I pee often when I'm not pregnant....I get tense and terse with the full bladder thing!! hate it), the sonographer was lovely (again not like place last year, who barely said anything - except there was no heartbeat) and we were in there for about 40 minutes.

    Part reason for that was bub wasn't playing ball ie lying in the right position for the measurement of the nuchal. It was flipping over, lying on its' side, squirming, but eventually she got a few measurements. She was very thorough and explained everything. We heard the heartbeat 162/min which was lovely (first time) saw 2 halves of the brain, the nasal bone, a very clear hand with thumb and 4 fingers, the stomach, umbilical cord, feet, legs, arms etc. Results are today. We are feeling good about it not too stressy, which has been our natural outlook on the whole pregnancy (not like us normally I might add! :-) ) Will post when I know.

    Been having some very strange dreams....but in all of them I am pregnant. Last night though I dreamt that DH told me it was over, and I was sooooo upset and crying and it was horrible. I woke up and told him, he reassured me, then I fell back into a different scene but same dream! Awful. Very vivid.

    Anyhoo, gonna go take the dog for a walk then later I am off to see the kids film Despicable Me with my 9 and 10 yr old neighbours. Hope you all have a good day xxx

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    airline, good to hear your scan went so well and that your experience was much better than last time! I hope the results are just as good!

    MaggiePie, I hope you're feeling better today and have snacks on hand...

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    Hi lovely ladies!

    I too got fooled by the change in web address for this forum - kept going to the old bookmark I had! Hopefully all is sorted now.

    Renee - sending big hugs to you I was so sad to hear about your grandfather. Hope the funeral went as well as a funeral can, and that you're doing OK.

    MellyBelly - hope you're feeling better sweetie. Pregnancy isn't always sunshine and smiles, is it?! Sometimes you just feel a bit miserable.

    Lairdoz - hope that latest cold is going away, you poor chook!

    MaggiePie - your weekend away sounded like absolute bliss Glad you've booked in next year's one already. What fantastic NT results you got, they are amazing! Especially getting down from 1:300.

    Brunette - you poor thing, the carpal tunnel thing sounds downright annoying and painful. I'm with MP, go to the physio if you can, hopefully that will bring you some relief. And don't worry about your NT results - remind yourself that you have only a 0.1-0.2% chance of downs, thats tiny! Plus, you couldn't have the BT, which no doubt would've brought the odds down even further.

    Worrywart - yay for DH feeling bub kick!

    Airline - hope the MS is doing OK. I threw up only once during mine, and it was around the 12 week mark, from memory. Glad you had a great scan! So pleased you had a nice sonographer too. Had to laugh when I heard about your dream (even though its sooo not funny) - I had a dream 2 nights ago where I walked in on DH with not one but TWO women. Its awful isn't it? I've had a few dreams of DH cheating, read somewhere its quite common, with our changing bodies, changing identity etc.

    AFM - all going OK, I feel like I'm blowing up like a balloon though. DH's boss asked me the other day if I'm sure I'm not having twins!? Luckily I stopped myself from decking him... not a good career move for DH! I've scored heaps of maternity clothes lately, I feel better not having to squeeze into my old clothes anymore. I know I should be embracing my changing shape, but after a lifetime of dieting, I have the occassional moment of panic when I hop on the scales these days. The panic passes quickly though when I feel bub kick, like its saying "Oi, cut it out, Mum!"

    PS How funny, I just saw this week's ticker... how ironic!

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    Hey girls...the results are in and it's good, low risk.
    For those who may not have had it yet this is how they worded it and it's quite self explanatory. The first result is 'background risk' based on maternal age alone and then the 'adjusted risk' takes into account the scan and the blood test results.

    Trisomy 21 (down syndrome) 1in 297 my result 1 in 1042
    Trisomy 18 1in 741 my result 1 in 14 820
    Trisomy 13 1in 2320 my result 1 in 46 398

    We also got all the films so we can see the 2 halves of the brain, and the nasal bone, and a great profile etc.

    Very pleased, and another milestone to quietly celebrate. Off to vacuum, and phone ma & pa and let them know. xxx

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    Congrats Airline, that's fab news. Hope you are enjoying your celebrations! I have to admit I only know my number was 1 in 8000, but am assuming that's just for downs as no other results were ever mentioned for any other conditions.

    Brunette - one of my best friends had carpal tunnel badly in both wrists and she hasn't got any residual issues after pregnancy. I know she wore a splint and saw a physio etc which obviously all the other ladies have mentioned too. Your numbers are absolutely fine - I don't think you are worried, but you certainly have no reason to be.

    Juniper - Hope everything is going well for you.

    Worrywort - that's so lovely DH got to feel your baby kick. My DH has only cried three times in the 9 years we have been together, and that what was one of them for us. It's such a magical moment!

    Leabie - I can't believe someone said are you sure you aren't having twins. People are so insensitive aren't they. My DH's boss kept calling me by the wrong name everytime I saw him and I got so sick of it I started calling him the wrong name deliberately too! He didn't like that at all but he never called me the wrong name again Not cool about the bloating either, don't you wish there was somewhere to complain about pregnancy ailments.

    Maggiepie - hope you are feeling better.

    Hi to anyone I have missed.

    AFM - Slowly getting over cold number #5, just left with this cough which is still keeping me up every night. My DH quit his job this week so have been setting up his new company. His current boss is being a ****er and wants him to serve four weeks but also might want him to leave earlier depending on how he feels. Just reminds us of why it's such a good decision he's leaving. Still sad after 5 years working there, but it's time to move on.

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    Hi girls,

    Airline, great news on the NT scan. Naughty bub not cooperating. You might be in for a busy little baby, so far both of my kids have personalities like they were in the scan (DD lying nice and quietly and DS doing acrobatics). It must feel good to get that out of the way, and be heading into the second trimester.

    Leabie, welcome back! Yes embrace the changes even though you feel like a balloon. There is nothing more beautiful than a big pregnant belly. Thumbs down to your DHs boss for throwing in the twin comment. Not funny. Towards the end of my 2nd preg I had a guy at work ask me (quite rudely and obviously making fun of me) if I was having twins. I said 'no, but I am having a baby what's your excuse??' as he had one of those large tummies that makes men look pregnant. Shut him up pretty quick, and other male coworkers too I would have to say.

    Lairdoz, hope the cold keeps improving. Hang in there on the job front, your DH will be finished soon and won't have to deal with his old boss. You don't really need this kind of stress at the moment.

    On the dreaming thing, I was having heaps of weird dreams, including ones where everyone is running away from me! But these have started becoming a bit more normal in the last week. Still am having heaps more dreams than I usually do.

    AFM - finally sat down and did tax today. Yay but now brain is sore. In the process of picking out wall colours for when we renovate. Has anyone seen Dulux Light Rice painted?

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    Maggiepie you just reminded me I need to do our taxes. I got everything done to go to the accountant then I lost my motivation and think I have to start from scratch - at least we'll get a decent return with all those medical expenses!

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    Thanks MaggiePie and Lairdoz for your kind words, feeling better about my belly today. DH put it into perspective last night when he rubbed my tummy and said "that's my baby". Will remind myself of this whenever I'm feeling low.

    Lairdoz - so glad that you're winning the battle with that pesky cold. I've had a blocked nose since mid first trimester and thats annoying enough, can't imagine what you've been putting up with, having cold after cold, you poor thing. Yay for DH quitting, that boss sounds like an a**. Hope his new business goes brilliantly.

    MaggiePie - you made me laugh with your comeback to your colleague, wish I'd been quick enough to think of something like that! Hehe. Will store it in the memory bank for when/if someone says it again.

    On the tax front, we cleaned up on the medical expenses in our last tax return! Though as DH pointed out, we spent 6 times as much as we got back... oh well, at least we got some back!

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    Leabie, Glad you're feeling better today about yourself. I know what you mean about watching your weight and sometimes feeling down about it when you jump on the scales. Perversely I feel better about myself now that it's obvious I am pregnant. I love my beautiful pregnant belly - not so much the swelling and fluid retention, trouble sleeping, sore back, sore feet .... I could go on and on! I have put on 2.5 kilos over the last two weeks. I put on 1 kilo the week before and 1.5 kilos the week just gone! All up, I've put on just shy of 10 kilos so far, and I am 27 weeks today, so hello to the third trimester!

    Maggie, sorry I didn't mean for you to feel bad about your results - not at all. I'm just a big worry head. Thanks for the advice about seeing a physio for carpal tunnel. I saw an acupuncturist a couple of days ago, and it felt better during treatment but not long afterwards the tingling in my fingers returned. I didn't think about seeing a physio for carpal tunnel, but I know a really good one who I've seen in the past for other ailments so I will make an appt. You are being super productive doing your tax and picking out paint colours. I did mine online a couple of weeks ago; god it took forever, so complicated, but I got my return only yesterday. Yay! Nice to have a little bit extra cash.

    Airline, that's great news about your nuchal scan. It's lovely to see your baby in such detail, isn't it?

    Hey Lairdoz, boo to your cold and to your DH's boss being such a jerk. As you say, best that he's leaving for greener fields.

    AFM, 27 weeks today so into the third trimester. Time is flying. Had the GD test yesterday but haven't yet got the results. Had a growth scan today. Both babies' growth is good, the hearts are good, cords are good (indicates both placentas working well). T1 is 1034 grams or 2 lbs 4 oz, and T2 is 941 grams or 2 lbs 1 oz. My placenta is still low lying but the lower section of the uterus apparently doesn't start growing till the third trimester, and hopefully this will bring the placenta upwards. I have another growth scan at 31 weeks which should indicate one way or another whether it's placenta previa or not. Only thing I'm worried about at this stage is a comment about T2's head shape: "Dolicocephalic head shape". It's more oval shaped rather than round, and it's kind of longer and more narrow than a typical round dome shaped head. I asked if we should be worried about anything and the sonographer said no, all babies have different head shapes but I've since googled the term and don't like what I've found. I have left a message with my OB to call me back but so far haven't heard from him. Has anyone heard of this?

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    Hey Brunette,
    sorry I asked my girlfriend who has 7 month old twins and she had not heard of it. I hope you find answers elsewhere to reassure you.

    Has anyone had the realisation that some people simply don't think before opening their gobs?? I have had 2 stories in as many days that I won't go into but for a pregnant person they are scary. The people telling the stories know we're expecting AND that it was after much effort with IVF....but still they think that our lives will be enriched by knowing about these sad, sad stories. My cruisy attitude had been floundering somewhat over last few days and I've started to worry a little. I said to DH that cos it's been 2 months now of constant nausea with no sign of abating (although had good day yesterday and today..fingers crossed), and all these stories, that I am just wanting the pregnancy to fly and just hold my wee one in my arms with a massive sigh of relief. It's such a shame, because you are supposed to enjoy this amazing experience, but it keeps getting tainted. Sorry for the rant...enjoy rest of weekend , belly rubs xxxx

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    Airline, thanks for asking your friend with twins if she'd heard about it. I spoke to my OB on Friday and he said there's nothing to be concerned about, doesn't indicate brain development problems or anything. Still ... I do worry about bub's head shape being different from what is typical. I suppose that is just part and parcel of being a mother, hey? I know exactly where you're coming from with people telling scary stories when you're PG. One has come from my mother over the head shape issue (thanks, mum) and the other was my MIL talking about how many miscarriages she had before she had her three children! I'm like, what the! Try not to stress (so says the worrywart!) and keep your carefree attitude as it really is the best thing for your baby if mum is stress-free.

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    Hi ladies. I've been reading, but haven't had anything to contribute to the conversation that others hadn't already said... I'd like to see all those colds and worries gone for everyone...

    I just wanted to ask a question that I think can be best answered by the ladies in this group. We had a look at prams on the weekened. Well, we really only looked at one because the salesperson only seemed interested in showing us that one - the Strider Plus. It's one with the option of a toddler seat addition and the place we looked at it currently has the 2nd seat free with the purchase of the pram. My concern (and question) is if it took us 3.5 years to get this BFP should we worry about the option of a second seat or just buy any pram regardless of whether it has that feature? I'm hoping that since my endo has now been diagnosed that we won't have to wait as long for #2, but at the same time we obviously had embryo quality issues during our numerous IVF (possibly due solely to the endo, but possibly not) and we may still have a long wait (or worse yet, never get a 2nd child). I just wanted to hear others' thoughts on the subject if you don't mind?

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