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Half way there 😬❤️

I can’t believe I’m actually writing that I’m 20 weeks pregnant, for once I don’t really have a question but a more a thank you for all the advice and support I’ve been given so far.

I’m never hidden how anxious I am and I’m doubtful that will change but seeing our little rainbow bouncing around on my scan yesterday was a truly magically moment. They also said everything looks normal which was a massive relief, I was amazed how much detail they can show you.

Movements are now beginning to get stronger and I hope as the weeks progress and baby continues to grow well the movements will offer me the re assurance I so desperately need.

Happy Christmas everyone 🎅❤️

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This is amazing. I really do hope you can start to relax a bit as it's such a wonderful time. It's quite normal to worry about everything and anything when you're pregnant, but you're over some major hurdles now and that should be celebrated. Are you booked in for any more scans? Xx

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Thank you, yeah I’ve got 3 growth scans at 28, 32 and 36 weeks so that should help to. How are you doing? Xx

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That's reassuring for you - I'm glad you're being kept an eye on. It's a long stretch from 20 weeks to 40 weeks otherwise, so I'm glad I had another scan at 34 weeks. I'm doing well thanks, on countdown now and analysing every twinge! I had quite an unsettled night wondering if things might be starting, but nothing yet. I'm hoping its not too far away, we just want the baby here now. Xx

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Ah I can imagine, when an amazing Christmas present if they arrived this week xx

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So glad everything is going well for you. I can't believe how quickly it goes- I'll be 25 weeks Monday and this time last year I was convinced i'd never have a baby of my own and now the movements get stronger I still can't quite believe it. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and New Year when your little one arrives xx

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Just saw your booked in for growth scans too- i'm quite glad really. Gives us peace of mind x

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Glad to see you're around. Hope you and baby are well xx

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Hello stranger lol....How you doing? I can see lil baba is growing nicely.... not long left to go.... 😘😘

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Thank you! That’s exactly how I feel the last 2 Christmas’ I’ve spent devastated after having mmc and just thought it’d never happen. Definitely knowing I’ve got the extra scans does help.

I hope you have a lovely Christmas to, won’t be long until your little one arrives xx

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That’s a great milestone to reach. Now time will fly by (except the last couple of weeks 😂) xx

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I hope so, I feel like I can’t believe I’m already 20 weeks but at the same time I look back and the times gone slow.

Hope you have a lovely Christmas with your little girl xx

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I know what you mean. It feels like an age waiting for every scan but then you can’t believe how far along you are. Wait til baby is here then time will go so fast!

Thank you I’m sure we will have a lovely time! Can’t wait for it to be here but also don’t want it to be here as I’ll be due back at work in Jan 😭 xx

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How lovely....so so happy for you.... happy for me... and happy for all the ladies that have come on to this site from the fertility one..... I tell you god is great..... and I pray that you continue to have an amazing pregnancy.... not long left to go 😊😊😊😊😘

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Thank you, I know it’s so lovely seeing familiar faces on this site. Hope everything continues to go smoothly for you to xx

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Congratulations, it's so good to hear all is well with you. Enjoy every moment. Wishing you a pleasant pregnant journey, time flies.

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Thank you, hope things are going well for you x

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Yes, I'm doing great, baby is also doing well. Anxiety has now reduced.

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That’s brilliant, so pleased it has.

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This post made me feel so happy! Congratulations and enjoy the second half of your pregnancy. Merry Christmas 🎄 xx

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Thank you, hope you and your little girl have a lovely Christmas xx

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How wonderful for you! I’m 19 weeks tomorrow and have my scan Xmas eve. I have shared your anxiety.... I can’t feel any movements yet but was told my placenta is infront. I can’t imagine the relief and excitement you must now feel ❤️ Congratulations! 🎄❤️

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Thank you, hopefully it won’t be long before you’re feeling movements. I don’t think the anxiety ever goes but each scan does bring more re assurance, I hope you have a lovely Christmas x

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Wow 20 weeks! Im 15 weeks today so not too far behind you lol. So pleased for you. Hope you have a lovely christmas and new year. To think of all the times one nearly gives up hope and then know God had better plans for you....for when the time was right. Wow we are so blessed to be where we are today.

Ps when did you start to feel movement? X

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Thank you, I know we are very blessed. I started feeling really light flutters from about 15 weeks and they’ve just gradually got stronger. Tbh right in the beginning I wasn’t even sure what they were until I asked my midwife x

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That's brilliant. Very pleased and happy for you. It's definitely quite a milestone. Congratulations. It's so nice to see familiar names, where we have all been sharing the roller coaster for so long, get to these milestones. Yayayay! Xxx🍹(non alcoholic obviously) xxx

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Thank you, definitely realising I need to embrace each milestone as it brings more hope. I hope you’re doing well, can’t be long until your 12 week scan can it? Xx

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Christmas eve. So definitely not long. Just one week. And I start to reduce the pessaries today (yay!) X

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Woo it’s a good feeling when they get to go! x

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I am soooo looking forward to that. Although I believe there will still be discharge. 🙄

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Oh my goodness I feel like I could have written this!! After 2 mmc I will be 20 weeks on Tuesday and have my 20 week scan tomorrow. I feel my little boy move most of the time doesn't help when j worry when he isant moving. It still doesn't feel real. I have had a lot of scans due to my own worrying that I have paid for and love each time I see him. I feel like it is a dream still and to think in 3 months (I'm having him at 36 weeks) he will be here 😮😍

Wishing you all the luck with the rest of your pregnancy xxxx

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Gosh our stories are so similar, we’ve had a lot of scans to due to 2 mmc and I know the worrying will never go until we are holding our babies but each scan does bring more hope.

I hope tomorrow gives you a little more re assurance, have a lovely Christmas xx

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Hey Hun I'm glad all went well with your scan. Hopefully you can try and relax a little now, tho I know it's hard and you probably won't fully relax till baby is here. Xxx

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Thank you, I’ve accepted I won’t relax until baby’s here and I found that easier. Hope you’re doing well? Xx

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I'm doing ok thanks, got my 20 week scan on 28th so not long now. Have a good Christmas xx

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I love this thread E_05 so much positivity from those who have been through fertility issues and ivf treatments. I will be forever grateful that in the end it only took us nearly 3 years and despite the heart ache of never being pregnant I feel even more for those who have suffered losses, gobe through round after ro7bd of treatment and spent many years to achieve their miracles- those women are true warriors. We were really lucky it worked first time especially as we only had 1 blast to use. I wish you all a merry Christmas and Happy New Year with your long awaited little miracles xx

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Oh wow that’s amazing, your 1 miracle blast! It is lovely seeing familiar faces and knowing people understand the struggle of infertility to. Despite all we’ve been through I feel so grateful to be pregnant this Christmas, there was many times this year I didn’t think it would happen.

Have a lovely Christmas as well 🎄🎅xx

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So so happy to read this hun. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and remember your local hospitals maternity assessment unit are there to listen in to bubba if you need reassurance xxxx

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Thank you, hope you are doing okay xx

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Massive congratulations, so very happy for you. Thank you for all your amazing support with everything and have a lovely Christmas.

I've been a little quiet on here recently but I do keep checking in to see how everyone is getting on and to offer any support I can. The support that you and so many others have offered me has truly got me through a really difficult time and for that I am so very grateful. It's lovely hearing such fabulous news. Sending love and BIG hugs ❤❤😘

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Aw thank you so much, I hope you and your little one have a lovely Christmas to xx

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Thanks lovely. What an exciting year to come for you. Have a really good Xmas and enjoy every minute xxx

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Hi E_05!

Just came across this post and I remember talking to you lots in the early days before you got pregnant on the fertility network forum (!)

Soooooo happy to see your positive update and that you have your rainbow baby kicking away 😊

However I completely understand how you feel- our journey is still not simple and we do worry at every hurdle compared to those who 'accidentally' fall pregnant.

Maybe we should find reassurance in it though. End of the day (esp past first trimester) tbh the hurdles that we face in IVF and infertility have largely been resolved.

After that it's a pretty level playing field(!) So if they can be happy and enjoy the pregnancy without things going wrong maybe we can too 😊

Sometimes it's a good reminder that 'normal' is exactly that.... .'normal'. So let's take a slice of that pie!

Look forward to your updates and meeting your little one on here at some point ! Xx

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