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Baby's heart beat at last!

Postby Tracey S » Mon Aug 18, 2003 6:49 pm

Phew just got back from the midwife and heard the baby's heart beat for the first time - how amazing is it! - you were all right of course and my blood pressure has come back down from the reading at the 12 week scan - suprised I didn't blow a gasket - it was 153/86 there - I ask you - back to my normal at 120/70 thank god!<br>Just wanted to say thanks for all the support and though I still have the colitis and on steroids it is a relief to hear it all.<br>Getting the odd fluttering too.<br>Hope you are all well<br>Love<br>Tracey<br>xxx
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Postby suzanne » Mon Aug 18, 2003 7:39 pm

Hi Tracey<br><br>so glad that all went well with the midwife. It's great hearing that heart beat thudding away isn't it.<br><br>A friend of mine is convinced she's having a boy as they say that the heartbeat is slower. I asked my midwife about it the other day but she just poo poo'd the idea and said that if it's slow, it could be a little girl who's asleep, and if it's fast it could be a boy who thinks he's playing football in there. So I'm still no nearer to establishing what I might be having.<br><br>Have you thought of any names yet....we're struggling a bit.<br><br>Take care,<br>Suzanne.x<br>
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Postby Lizzy7 » Mon Aug 18, 2003 8:02 pm

Yey Tracey - must have been so lovely to hear your babys heartbeat, amazing what's going on in there :)<br><br>I haven't had any flutterings yet but felt a couple of pops - either it's bubs or wind - but i like to think it bubs. I'd heard the thing about slower heartbeats meaning a boy as well - DH doesn't want to know but i'm not sure. They won't tell us at our hospital anyway. Are you going to fing out what you're having?<br><br>Take care, Lizzy xxx<br><br>[Edited by Lizzy7 on 18-Aug-03 13:02]
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Postby bubblymichelle » Mon Aug 18, 2003 8:07 pm

Hi Tracey<br><br>Its so amazing to hear the babys heartbeat I can imagine what you must of been thinking when you heard it. Can't believe you go for your scan on the 8th Sept we are not to far behind each other I have my 20 week scan on the 4th Sept but it can't come quick enough.<br><br>Like yourself I am getting fluttering I don't get them everyday but I do get them and I can tell its the baby its such a nice feeling but also weird if you know what I mean.<br><br>Have you got a bump coming yet?<br><br>I spoke to Aileen the weekend thought it would be nice to call her and she is doing well. <br><br>Love<br>Shell,<br>17wks 4d pg<br>xx
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Postby Helen G » Mon Aug 18, 2003 9:53 pm

Hi Tracey<br><br>It's a totally new thing hearing the heartbeat for the first time, isn't it!? :-) So glad that your little one is doing OK despite the colitis, etc. <br><br>Next big step is the 20 week scan - it just gets better now!<br><br>take care.<br><br>LOL Helen xx
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Postby Tracey S » Tue Aug 19, 2003 7:55 am

Morning everyone<br><br>thanks for the replies. Had rather a lot of fluttering last night and did not sleep well due to baby things going on in my head and feel cream crackered this am!<br>Suzanne - heard about the slower heartbeat - mine poo poos it too!!!<br>Will ask the sex at our 20 week scan - if they can't see it's not the end of the world. We haven't begun on names yet - will start after and will let you know thoughts - hopefully we will agree.<br>Michelle - not far apart are we. Do have a bump - spot on for my number of weeks apparently and it does show now - would like it to be bigger though as you know that phase when you could just look fat!!!!!<br>Helen - you must be massive!<br>Lizzy don't worry about bump size - you are doing just fine - have posted for you on your back from hols thread.<br>Take care all and catch you later.<br>Aileen - if you read this glad all is well<br>Love<br>Tracey<br>xxx
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Postby bubblymichelle » Wed Aug 20, 2003 5:29 am

Hi Tracey<br><br>What you say there about having a bump but just feeling fat thats exactly what I said to Lee the other day. I can also feel my baby moving around and I am getting the flutters I don't get them all day but I do get them once or twice a day which is nice.<br><br>Sometimes when I lie in bed my belly feels like it is bubbling its nice but also weird at the same time.<br><br>Tracey I spoke to Aileen over the weekend, I said I was going to call her but never got round to it but Sunday I made an effort and gave her a call. She is doing well and I can't believe she is 30 weeks now she just doesn't have long to go.<br><br>Hope to hear from you soon.<br><br>Love<br>Shell.<br>17wks 6d pg<br>xx
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Postby Tracey S » Wed Aug 20, 2003 8:12 am

Shell<br><br>great being so close together - we can compare notes!<br>Can't believe Aileen is 30 weeks - do you think our time will go so quickly?Perhaps she doesn't feel hers has gone quickly!<br>Bought some sleep suits yesterday - well 2 in a pack - the Humphrey ones from Mothercare - couldn't resist - is that naughty?<br><br>Take care<br>Love<br>Tracey<br>xxx
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Postby Jo Locker » Tue Sep 02, 2003 9:58 am

Hi Tracey, Shell & Everyone. Was looking for your "heartbeat" posting Trace, and was so pleased to see that you've heard the little one at last!! Tried to reply yesterday (first day back from hols) but the bloomin computer wouldn't co-operate for some reason.<br><br>Bet it was lovely to hear it - can't wait. We have our 12 week scan, etc on 10th September and hopefully they may be able to let us know whether it's a he or a she - don't mind either way but will be really excited to know.<br><br>Told my husbands parents the news on the first night of our holiday and they were stunned (we've been married 11 years so I guess they may have thought we'd given up on the idea!) but absolutely thrilled. They understood our situation as it took them 7 years to conceive my husband. We're waiting til the 12-week scan is done b4 we break the news generally - I feel kind of nervous about telling everyone, as it this puts some kind of "jinx" on things - irrational I know.<br><br>My waist is disappearing fast - can't wait til it's obvious I'm pregnant rather than just looking a bit stodgy!! Always wanted to be be one of those pg women who remains slim everywhere apart from a neat bump!! <br><br>Glad you're OK - I know you've had a lot of worries with bleeding at various stages Shell and it must be lots of extra stress for you which you really could do without! Hope things stabilise again for you soon.<br><br>Lots of Love - Jo. XXXXX <br><br><br><br><br>
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Postby Tracey S » Tue Sep 02, 2003 11:31 am

Jo<br><br>great news - not far to go until 12 week but they can't tell the sex at that stage as the genitalia are not on view or developed enough - have to wait until the 18/20 week scan for that - sorry.<br>My 20 week scan is on monday - the 8th - will ask the sex! Baby badger is very active at the moment - doing baby acrobats - most weird<br>I know what you mean about jinxing - we or should I say I told a couple of people and the parents before the 12 week and then went mad telling all and sundry - would have been easier to get a skateboard and a megaphone!<br>Take care and glad you are back<br>love<br>Tracey<br>xxx
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