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Monday, July 26th 2010, 2:52pm

Author: cherryblossom

Baby blues?!?!?!

Hi Everyone, Sorry for not getting back sooner - things a bit hectic now since Grace and I have been flying solo! Last week went fine - especially considering how low and lacking in confidence I felt. Well it was fine until the HV visited us on Thursday! She weighed Grace and told me that she had gained a lb - which I stupidly thought was a good thing but apparently it's not! She said that was a bit too much in a week but I wasn't to worry to much and we would just keep an eye on it! She suggest...

Friday, July 16th 2010, 10:12am

Author: cherryblossom

Baby blues?!?!?!

I'm so grateful to everyone and all your advise. I know you're all right. I'm prepared to try anything to be honest so think I'll try the tips on preparing night feeds tonight and see how it goes. Yesterday Grace was great and took big feeds and big sleeps. However I think just with lack of sleep etc, I really struggled with the night feeds. I've been splitting her feed in the evening - 5.15 feed, followed by bath around 6pm then feeding again for about 6.45pm. However this clearly isn't working...

Wednesday, July 14th 2010, 10:09pm

Author: cherryblossom

Baby blues?!?!?!

Thanks everyone for taking the time to reply - I really appreciate it. As with everything else right now, I had a big cry when I read all the really lovely comments. Scarlett - don't think you're being nosey at all! All advice welcome! I started off bf Grace but because my iron levels were so low, they advised me that my milk would take much longer to come in and as the baby was only getting colostrum, feeding took ages. On the advice of the mid-wife I moved to bottle feeding. Up until today, sh...

Wednesday, July 14th 2010, 5:06pm

Author: cherryblossom

Baby blues?!?!?!

after our first successful attempt at ivf, baby grace arrived on monday 5th of july by c-section. ishould be ecstatic but since her arrival, nothing has been like i thought it would be. i had quite a difficult time after delivery and had to have two blood transfusion and my iron levels have been seriously low. my wound has been leaking for the past few days - infact there are very few areas i'm not leaking from! all of this i can cope with but as a new mum, i feel totally overwhelmed and inadequ...

Monday, February 22nd 2010, 3:34pm

Author: cherryblossom

Is something wrong?

Thanks Everyone for taking the time to ease my worries a bit. I had my scan this morning and thankfully, you were all right! Baby was fine - I cried when I saw it's wee heart beating! Such a huge relief. All the measurements were taken and everything's good. Another milestone reached and one step closer to meeting my baby. Still can't quite believe it. Feel very lucky and very blessed. I wish you all health and happiness - for you and your babies. Thank you. Cbxxxx

Sunday, February 21st 2010, 11:06am

Author: cherryblossom

Is something wrong?

Hi, I'm just looking for some advice or whether anyone's been feeling the same way as me. I'm 20 weeks today and scheduled to get my anomaly (hate that they call it that!) scan tomorrow. Since about middle of last week, I've had some uncomfortable pains in my tummy and groin area. It continued for most of the week and by Friday, I was exhausted with it. I did think it was maybe round ligament pain and kind of dismissed it. Now, I'm terrified it was something more sinister and I should've contact...

Tuesday, December 22nd 2009, 7:31pm

Author: cherryblossom

Mixed emotions - sad but happy

Thank you for all your kind words. The scan went fine today - one healthy growing wee baby bouncing all over the place. Unfortunately, there was only one. Twin 2 had no heartbeat and was much smaller than Twin 1 and the Sonographer thinks it stopped growing at around 9 weeks. I'm upset at the thought of what could've been but delighted and relieved that everything looks like it's going well with my baby. It measured exactly 11 weeks 3 days and was very lively. I do obviously feel sad but I still...

Monday, December 21st 2009, 6:15pm

Author: cherryblossom

So frightened

I am 12 weeks pregnant with twins on Friday and am due my first scan tomorrow (after IVF). Everything has been fine until today. When I went to the bathroom I discovered I had a brown discharge (sorry TMI). I tried not to panic and phoned obstetric triage who advised not to panic and this can be normal and not to worry and wait for my scan tomorrow. This has become pink and watery since then - I called again and they said if it gets heavier and is accompanied by any other symptoms, to come strai...

Monday, November 30th 2009, 10:27am

Author: cherryblossom

Bit anxious....

Just looking for a bit of advice to put my mind at ease. I'm 8 weeks pregnant and our first scan revealed 2 little heartbeats! Everytime I get a new symptom or an existing one dissappears, I panic! Yesterday I feel like I've got an elastic band round my middle. It feels tight - like I've got a stitch just above my tummy button. No spotting/bleeding and it's not painful just a bit restrictive as I'm a bit scared to move around as normal. Any ideas? I know everyone is different but this is my firs...

Saturday, November 21st 2009, 8:53pm

Author: cherryblossom

Terrified!

Hi everyone, I had my 7 week scan on Friday and found out we're expecting twins! I'm absolutely stunned and despite having two embies put back, we were told there only a 10% chance they would both stick. Right now, I just can't get my head round it. I just keep thinking how I'll cope with two babies - especially as it'll be our first. How do other twin mums cope? How hard is it? I did some research on the Internet - then cried for abount 2 hours! I'm so frightened and feel so terribly guilty tha...

Saturday, November 21st 2009, 10:21am

Author: cherryblossom

First scan!

Thanks everyone for your support. Still feeling a bit dazed tbh today but the waterworks have stopped thankfully! Our consultant did fully explain the risks of multiples but the embryologist told us on the day of ET that she recommended putting 2 back because there was only a 10% chance they would both stick. I think that's why I am so shocked because statistically there was such a small chance but I suppose someone makes up that 10%! My mum and dad and DH are absolutely elated that it's twins s...

Friday, November 20th 2009, 10:26am

Author: cherryblossom

First scan!

Thank you. I think it's going to take a wee while to sink in really. I feel terrified at all aspects of this. TBH though I think I would've been the same had it been only one! I'm sure you'll all understand, you wait so long for this then...boom...it happens! I dont think I'd really fully absorbed the fact I was pregnant in the first place - never mind with twins! All I have ringing in my ears is at our first appointment at our clinic was the Doctor saying that the risks of twins at my age was m...

Thursday, November 19th 2009, 11:08pm

Author: cherryblossom

First scan!

We had our first scan today which confirmed it was twins! I'm still in shock. I feel really really overwhelmed and scared right now and everything I've read about IVF twins is bad. It would appear that with IVF, multiple births is something they try to avoid at all costs! All I've read is how hard it is, what the risks are to me and the babies, how much it'll cost...all just makes me feel depressed, worried and anxious. I know how selfish this must sound. I'm just so stunned. I can't believe it ...

Thursday, November 12th 2009, 12:23pm

Author: cherryblossom

reality check....

Hi Ladies, I'm currently 5 weeks and 6 days pg and feel slightly overwhelmed today with it all. I'm not feeling very good - very very tired and bit wobbly and weak - and it's suddenly hit me how vulnerable everything is. For the last week, I've let myself get excited and now I feel terrified it's all going to go wrong. I'm at the bathroom constantly - just to check I've no bleeding. Every pain makes me panic. TBH I just want to curl up in bed and pull the duvet over my head for 12 weeks! Not sur...

Tuesday, November 3rd 2009, 5:50pm

Author: cherryblossom

May sound like a stupid question....!

Thanks Ladies - ever grateful as always! My best wishes to you all. xx

Monday, November 2nd 2009, 9:53am

Author: cherryblossom

Beware...TMI!

Thanks Ladies - much appreciated. All very confusing isn't it? I've not had any bleeding or anything but had a stringy, mucusy discharge thsi morning...sorry for TMI - at this time of the morning as well! Is that normal? I only stopped my progesterone pessaries on Friday night - could it be something to do with that? I'm so paraniod and scrutinising everything my body is doing. Think I need to go back to work!!!! Thank you.

Sunday, November 1st 2009, 3:49pm

Author: cherryblossom

May sound like a stupid question....!

Hi Everyone, This may sound reallt stupid but I'm trying to prepare myself... I had 2 embies transferred on 19/10 and got a BFP on 30/10 with an HCG of over 200. However if only 1 has stuck, will I bleed at the usual time of my AF? Feel really stupid asking this but was just wondering? Thanks




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