Post # 106
atlasbee : try not to worry, it is normal for kicks to come and go a bit at this stage. As you know, I’m only a few days behind you and I have had the occasional stronger kick since about 16 weeks, but most of the time it is just flutters still. Great news that your Doppler and 20 week scans were good, so try to focus on that 🙂
As for me, I’m having a down day too. I’ve had cancer in the past (nearly 10 years ago now, with a mini-cancer again 3 years ago) and I was told there was a risk, albeit very low, that pregnancy could retrigger it. I had a (cancer) ultrasound check-up this morning and it was very discouraging. The radiography consultant needs to check against my previous scans, but it looks like I am heading for more biopsies and he asked me if I had an MRI recently to check for any spread to my bones 🙁 🙁 I haven’t been asked that since my very initial diagnosis, and I’ve had a lot of scans over the last 10 years. It’s really difficult having the scan on a Sunday, as I can’t even put in a panicked call to my cancer consultant (not that he’ll even get the radiographers report for a few weeks anyway because of Christmas etc).
I’ve come home from the hospital and spent most of the morning in tears. I don’t know what I’ll do if the cancer is coming back whilst pregnant. I’m hoping the radiographer (hadn’t seen this one before) was just being over cautious, but feeling very glum and not hopeful.
I am exactly 20 weeks today and was so excited to be half way when I woke up this morning. I have my 20 week scan this coming Thursday. Hopefully that’ll go a lot better.
Post # 107
splishsplash : You’re right, I will try to relax a bit!
I am so sorry to hear this, I think maybe if it’s a new radiogist and with the pregnancy they were just being super cautious. I have everything crossed for you that all is OK. I’m sorry for the timing too this is not what you need over Christmas especially if it slows things down.
Let me know how Thursday goes, the 20 week scan will hopefully cheer you up a lot it’s a truly amazing experience 😊❤️.
Always here if you want a chat
Post # 108
Sorry everyone is having a tough time.
as for kicks, you only really need to take note after 24 weeks, and even then it’s about getting to know baby’s pattern. Mine is super active in the evening as I’m trying to go to sleep.
i hope the cancer screen comes back negative as well.
as for me – had my 34 week MW today. All good and on track for birth centre 🙂
Post # 109
Twizbe : Glad to hear all is going well, you must be so excited to be on the home stretch!
I think I’m just struggling to see how much can change in a few short weeks, I’m 21 weeks now and it’s gone down to being so subtle after the active week that I sometimes doubt if it’s the baby! I looked back over my notes though and see I have an ‘anterior placenta’ which means it’s at the front so could be cushioning things a bit. It’s all just new to me so I think some level of anxiety is very normal!
Post # 110
So has anyone had their baby yet? I know we are only one month into 2019…
but I had my little girl Emily on the 13th January! One day before my scheduled induction and two days off my due date! She’s absolutely gorgeous and her brother absolutely adores her. It’s been the perfect way to start the new year!
Post # 111
Congratulations 🙂 how was the birth? Feel free to come and leave a birth story.
im still waiting for my baby to arrive. I’m due on Thursday and baby is making some moves to come but is being slow about it. VERY ready to have baby now chrispinehemsworthevanspratt :
Post # 112
You/you partner’s age: 32/33
EDD: 27 September 2019
Team colour (pink, blue, yellow): We shall likely find out as we did with our first
Whereabouts: West Devon
Post # 113
chrispinehemsworthevanspratt : Congratulations!
I’m coming up 32 weeks and soooo uncomfortable today – but very excited!
Post # 114
I live abroad but plan to come back to the UK to give brith, so I hope I’m allowed to join this thread!
You/you partner’s age: 28/24
EDD: Oct 15th
Team colour (pink, blue, yellow): undecided
Whereabouts: N Ireland
Post # 115
Welcome to the new mums to be.
Big update from me – I’ve had my baby … girl!!!! We were so surprised she was a girl.
She was born on the 2/2 and weighed 9lb 3. I had the most amazing water birth and no stitches this time. It was a quick labour (3 hours) and we were home within hours.
Shes feeding super well and growing fast