6 weeks 6 days (by O date) or 6 weeks 2 days (by scan date) ??
I forgot to update here! So, i had my scan on Monday last week. It wasnt great but wasnt bad. She found a pregnancy sac which was measuring at 5 weeks 1 day (i had be at 5 weeks 5 days by o date). That really scared me but then thinking about it my bfp was quite faint at 10dpo so late implantation ties in with that. She coldnt see anything in the sac but said not to freak out as its way to early to even see a sac sometimes, let alone anything in it.
She also commented there was 'trophoblastic reaction' (i think!) around the sac which is a good sign that indicates pregnancy. She then tells me to have a rescan in 10 days.
So after i left there i of course was freaking out even though i know logically she is right.
Then Friday just gone, i had some more spotting. It was pinky orangy brown discharge when i wiped, more so that before but still not heavy and a few spots in my underwear. Ugghhhh i had such a crap weekend worrying about it. It had tailed off by the evening and completely gone by the next day and none since thank goodness.
Seriously i dont know how much worrying i can take!! I havent relaxed or let myself enjoy this pregnancy yet, once i get Thursday over with (only 2 more sleeps!!!) then i will chill a bit more and enjoy. I am going to be a nervous wreck for that scan.
I am so thankful i have Aaron, if it wasnt for him i dont know how i would get through this.
He is doing great, he kneels and pokes his little bum in the air where he is trying to figure out how to crawl, not long now!!
I was so nervous this morning, im so relieved all is looking great!!
She put the scan probe in and i saw the sac and something white appear straight away, i was desperately trying to see a hb, the lady saw it straight away and pointed it out to me, and then i saw it!! My friend came with me and she said she caught the hb flickering straight away too. Aaron sat there with her grinning away bless him
That was such a relief! I saw the yolk sac too, and she said i also have a 16mm luteal cyst on my left ovary which i have suspected from day 1.
Baby is measuring at 7 weeks 3 days (2 days ahead of what i had thought) which im so pleased about, that puts my edd to March 14th. I can relax a little more now!
I havent wrote in here for a while!! I guess with my early bleeding i didnt really let myself believe all would be ok.
Anyway, i had my 12 week scan yesterday and everything was brilliant!! The NT measurement was great, 1.3mm. baby was wiggling lots and gave us some good views of fingers and toes!! He or she was measuring at 5.67cm!
My placenta is posterior this time whereas with Aaron it was anterior - hopefully i will feel movement a little earlier!!
I told work last week, i was dreading it but they were fine!!
Symptoms - tender breasts, so so so completely and utterly shattered, very occasional nausea. And the headaches started yesterday. I didnt get that until 16 weeks with Aaron and they were horrendous so i hope this isnt the sign of things to come!!
Anyway, here are my scan pics!!
Fingers to face:
Aaron is growing so fast!!
He still only has his 2 bottom teeth, i cant see any others coming through yet!!
He has started this funny little thing, if you pat your hand over his mouth he shouts out so it sounds like a red indian calling lol! And he crawled for the first time last night. It wasnt very far and very unsteady but very intentional, so cute!
He loves his food and still goes through the night brilliantly!
I have booked my private gender scan, its in 3 weeks, i cant wait!!! I so dont mind if its a boy or girl, another little boy would be wonderful and one of each would be wonderful - as long as its healthy im happy!! I so hope the baby behaves and gives us some good views lol.
I started back to work properly yesterday, to be honest it wasnt too bad as i have been helping them out once a week for the past few months so it didnt feel strange. Im glad i done it this way or i think it would have been hell leaving Aaron for the first time.
And only doing 3 days a week helps too.
Aarons crawling is coming along brilliantly, every day he does a little bit better! My sister will be back from honeymoon this friday so im hoping he will be whizzing around, she is going to be so surprised!!
Im so happy for another boy, and its going to be lovely for Aaron to have a little brother! Not only that, there is the conveniance of it, the clothes i already have, the sharing a room etc.
Baby looked great, hb was 151bpm and the sonographer even switched to 3d/4d for a few mins for us!
I think i have been feeling some first movements, maybe sometime mid 15th week but i definately felt a couple of faint faint flicks the past couple of days. I know the first one i fel with Aaron i was just over 17 weeks, then a few at 18 weeks, but couldnt say for definate until i reached 19-20 weeks. Im hoping i can say for definate sooner this time, i love that feeling!!
Aaron is absolutely whizzing around everywhere now! He can stand and support himself if he holds onto something for a little while too, slthough not strong enough where i would just leave him to do it. He pulled himself up once about 2-3 weeks ago when i wasnt looking and promptly fell down! Hasnt done it again yet though. And his first upper tooth came through a couple of days ago! It looked really sore and gave hoim lots of bother poor little man........i think the one next to it will be through within a week.
He has also learnt to clap!
We went to Nottingham with my sister the other day and lazed around the hotel room whilst she worked, it was lovely spending quality time just me and him. he wasnt sleeping in his travel cot that night, and has a horrid cold so i put him in the bed with me and sis and he went straight to sleep and went soundly though the night - it was lovely having him net to me. Then we all went for breakfast and once sister went to work me and Aaron had some time out, the an hour and a half lunchtime snooze followed by lunch in the bar/restaurant bit, with a lady admiring how lovely he was!! He was so well behaved! We then went back to out room and had a relaxing bath, and another nap! thats the life lol!
So i felt my first definate movement at 17 weeks! I was sitting at the computer and there was just one faint flicking feeling!! As im sitting here typing this im feeling more definate very faint movements!
I have been suffering horribly with those headaches again these past few days, am trying to remember to drink more water as im sure that helps alot. Although this mornings wouldnt go, had to resort to the paracetamol in the end!!
My 21 week anomaly scan has been booked, 1st nov!
Aaron cut his second top tooth the other day, coped fairly well with it too!!
I cant believe he will be a year old in just over five and a half weeks. Crazy! I have already ordered his cake (themed from his fave baby cartoon!), ordered the photo invites and am deciding on decorations. Its going to be a small family only gathering. His actual birthday is on a Thursday so we will probably just do something between me him and daddy and the party is on the Saturday. There should be around 16 of us if everyone is able to go!
My tandem pram/buggy i ordered arrived a few days ago, i really liked it but found it way too long, so have sent it back and ordered the first part of the baby jogger city select instead which is slightly shorter. Plus it will last longer in age and converts to a single so i can start using it straight away before baby gets here and then after if aaron doesnt want to go in a buggy once he is older.
The second cot arrived last week also, going to have a try at putting that together tomorrow. Its already partly assembled so hopefully should be easy!! I want to get it in Aarons room and it all moved around ready so he has time to adjust to the new layout. Although the baby will be staying in with us until he sleeps through the night because its not fair on Aaron if he is waking every few hours.
Thigs left to buy:
Extra camera for video monitor
Angelcare monitor (only if Aaron is still using his)
2nd seat/conversion kit for double pram
Aaron is 11.5 months, i am 21 weeks 1 day pregnant
Omg!!!! aaron is 1 year in just over 2 weeks, where did that go!!??
I have got most of the invites out for his party, just a few more to post. We did decide initiall just family but have also invited a few close friends too. He is going to get so spoilt!
Poor little man hasnt been well the past couple of weeks, he has had a horrible cold, and been irritable and clingly - morse so this past week. Then the other day, he kept coming out on cold sweats. By the following day he was a little better but today i noticed 2 lumps on each side of the back of his head at the base. I took him to the doctors and they are what i thought - enlarged lymph nodes. The doctor wasnt worried and said it goes along with his illness, just got to monitor and take him back in a month if they havent gone down. Its horrible seeing him unhappy!!
I had my 21 week scan yesterday, everything looked brilliant! She confirmed it was another boy too. Crazy that its probably my last scan until baby is here, and i cant believe i only have 4 and a half months left.
I cant wait to see Aarons little face when he gets to meet his little brother!!
im getting lots of little kicks, mainly down low and my scan showed baby is breech at the moment, something i dont think Aaron ever was at any scan!!
We put the new cot together and moved Aarons room around a few weeks ago, it looks good but i still have alot of tidying up to do and sorting out all Aarons first clothes. Im not worrying about that until nearer the time though.
My updated list of things to buy:
Extra camera for video monitor
Angelcare movement only monitor
New blinds for nursery
Stock up on nappies and formula (more than likely not attempting the bf'ing this time but will talk about that another time!)
Coming home outfit
Aaron is 1 year old today!! I am 23 weeks 3 days pregnant!
Happy birthday my gorgeous little boy!!!
This time last year we were in the recovery ward and Aaron was just over 2 and a half hours old!! Omg hasnt time flown.
We have had such a nice day today! Aaron woke at about 8.30am but kept himself amused in his cot until i got up at 9am, lucky mummy! Once i had him cleaned and dressed he had his mroning milk and then daddy must have emerged at 10.30ish. Think he was more impatient waiting to open presents than Aaron lol!! By the time i had sorted myself and the dogs out it must have been around 11am by the time we got to the pressies!!
Aaron needed some help but he had a good go at ripping the paper off lol!
He got a mega block lego set, bathtime octopus toy, fisher price spin and bounce zebra and pop up play tents and tunnels from me and daddy!! Him and daddy had lots of fun playing the lego together!!
We then put his zebra up only to realise we didnt have the batteries for it, how annyoing so put that aside for a bit and put the tents/tunnel up instead......again, daddy was the first in it ha ha. Aaron soon copied and had fun crawling through, especially when one of the dogs kep in and out!
aaron then had his breakfast, and my mum and dad came over at about 12. More presents!! He got the fisher price amazing animals choo choo train, absolutely loved that!! He didnt pay anyattention to his other pressie, just wanted the train....anything with wheels on is always a hit lol! He also got the vtech wimmie the pooh cot piano, this will be great for more in cot entertainment so mummy can have the odd lie in!
Thankfully they also brought the correct batteries for me for his zebra so we put that on, he got on it with it better than i expected!! Had a good bounce/boing!!
After my mum and dad went, Aaron fell asleep straight away, he was knackered. He slept right through until 2.30ish so whilst daddy babysat i popped out for his birthday lunch. Bought some nice tortellini with a carbonara sauce and garlic gread, with a giant cake we could split for him to smash and also give out later to bfs family.
The three of us sat down for lunch once Aaron had woke up, and he wasnt impressed with his cake, not sure why but kept crying and wasnt overly sure on how to smash it up. this surprised me as i thought he would be straight on it!! This he wasnt keen on the sticky icing. Anyway, he still managed to make a nice mess of it (with our help of course!) so bf and him jumped in the bath afterwards to play with his new octopus toy.
After bathtime, he had a play with all his new toys, but was soon a tired little boy again by 4pm, its hard work being 1! Once he had fallen asleep in my arms, me and him retired to my bed a slept through until 5.45pm ish!! He woke up in a very happy mood, to find bf's mum and sister here and lots more pressies!! He got 2 coats, a dressing gown and sleep suit, mittens and hat, some books, a piggy bank, a jumper and a shirt.....thoroughly spoilt . Then bf's stepdad turned up to say happy birthday and gave Aaron some money which will will buy him something nice with at the weekend i think. We gave out some cake and Aaron showed off to everyone how he can sit and bounce on his zebra, sooo cute!!
It was fairly late by the time everyone left perhaps 7.15pm ish? I got Aaron changed fpr bed, then he had his evening milk and another little play. I finally put him in his cot just after 8pm - a very tired but contented little boy!!
Im kind of sad he is a year already, makes me realise how quick he is growing up but happy at the same time as its such a lovely age!! I look back at all his baby photos and genuinely cannot understand where time has gone, its literally been in the blink of an eye.
Im certainly going to remember how quick time goes when the second baby arrived and not take any time with him or Aaron for granted.
He has his party on saturday, i have so much to do still!! I have to go and collect his cake we had specially made tomo (not a smash up one lol it cost £50!). Its been done in the theme of his faveourite cartoon pitch and potch, cant wait to see it!! I have got to get all the food and drink too.
The pregnancy is going well, lots of kicks and movement!! I keep thinking of new things i need to still buy, crazy when i already have one baby, wouldnt think i need much but there is more than i orininally allowed for........my list keeps growing!!
Anyway, thats enough for now as im going to do me and bf some food!!!
Ohhhh dear. Its been 9 weeks since i last wrote on here!!!!! Thats mainly been due to lack of time and lack of computer! My very kind OH bought me a new laptop though so here i am again!!
Well, where do i start!?! This pregnancy has gone in the blink of an eye, i cannot believe i only have 8 weeks to go before this little baby makes an appearance!!
I have my 32 week midwife appointment tomo and then an appointment on 15 Feb with the consultant to discuss the possibility of a c-section due to the traumatic birth with Aaron getting stuck at shoulders. I am leaning more towards wanting a c-section now, i know that its major surgery so im certainly not considering it lightly but i definaltely think my recovery with Aaron would have been better before had i have ended up with a c-section.
Plus, i had such a nasty episiotomy that my scar will definately split this time. The scar still aches/hurts and i hate to think what it would be like second time round.
But, on the other hand, i love the fact that going natural, you dont know when its going to happen, its unplanned and will happen when its time. Ohhhhh i dont know, i just cant decide. Then its the worrying baby may get stuck and somthing may go wrong, if i have a c-section this will definately be avoided.
Oh well, i guess i will just have to keep thinking and chat it over with the midwife and the consultant.
I started going through the first bag of Aarons baby clothes a few days ago - its going to take forever! I split that one large sack into 3 still-large sacks and i still have another 6 or 7 to go through! Then its wondering where to store the larger stuff until its used!! So far it has all been left bagged up in Aarons room - i want it tidy and bag-free in there for when this LO arrives.
Things left to buy: Angelcare monitor Co-sleeper mattress Cot mattress Additional camera for video monitor Double buggy raincover Moses sheets Nappy bin cassetes Cot mobile
And there is of course the name to be chosen!!!!
Im feeling so much movement, kicks, prods and limbs! Much more so than with Aaron, i think thats due to the fact my placenta is posterior with this baby - no cushioning, wheras Aarons was anterior.
I have also had an eventful couple of episodes this last 2 weeks, i had a fall at work on a slippery floor, luckily i fell on my side rather than my front. I went up to L&D and baby checked out ok, which i thought he was as i could el movement, i knew i had to be checked to be on the safe side though. Then, only 6 days later, i fell again outside my house, grazing my knee up!! This time i was majorly worried as there was a load of wet and my underwear was soacked. I knew i had a full bladder but never felt myself wee, i was so worried my waters had broke. Thankfully all was ok, i guess it goes to show how delicate my bladder is now!! Im struggling with rushing around juggling work and Aaron with a bump, have booked a few days of to cut down to 2 days a week and i only have 3 weeks left at work thankfully!
Aaron is doing great, he isnt walking on his own yet but he gets around holding onto furnitre well and he started using his walker last week, just suddenly got up, held the handle and pushed it along and walked!!! He always goes straight down to his knees if we hild his lads lol!!
He has so many little mannerisms and things he does now, he tries to shout 'DOGGIES' out to the dogs and gets all excited when he sees them, the OH is convinced its 'daddy' lol but im 99% sure its doggies as he knows OH as 'dada'!
I cannot wait to see what he thinks of the new baby, so far whenever he has seen other babies/children he really smiles! Im so glad i have another batch of maternity leave coming up - i hate leaving him to work
Only 38 days to go!! Well, sooner if they do do the c-section. I think im now 99% sure i am going to request this. My midwife said today she personally wouldnt risk trying a natural birth after a shoulder dystocia, she said there are too many risks. That was good enough for me to hear it from a proffesional.
Im at the stage now where its getting uncomfortable. Its mainly backache through having to carry Aaron where he isnt walking yet. Im trying as much as poss not to lift but hard when you have another LO! Thank goodness its my last week at work next week! There are a few of us going to the pub for a lunch on my last day, the same place as where i had my baby shower with Aaron which will be nice. Its not a shower, i certainly wouldnt expect another especially as Aarons wasnt that long ago lol!
I have been getting along with my to-do list nicely, sorted more clothes out and put all the tiny baby and newborn sizes into the drawers ready, just need to find 0-3mth size space now which i dont know where im going to put it all!!! I got rid of the spare guest bed mattress so thats more space too and i have half packed my hospital bag.
As for the to-buy list, i have got through that a little more too. Got a great deal on a new angelcare from ebay, got the co-sleeper mattress and also bought a new steriliser today which was half price! Who would have thought i would be spending this much second time round lol having babies just makes me want to spend!!!!!
I have had an absolute craving these past few weeks for ice!! I just want to crunch it all the time. Its a pain to keep making up so i have now resorted to buying cheap ice lollies and munching my way through them. Prob not great for my teeth though!