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  • Khanivor 6 Sep 2012 20:34:00 40,496 posts
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  • Khanivor 6 Sep 2012 20:36:27 40,496 posts
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    This will be my first, mum's second. Due on the 12 of April. Which just so happens to be four days after Olivia's 11th birthday.

    I'd always wanted to have a kid before I was the age my father was when I was born, a month before his 40th. I'll become a father two months before my 39th, so I managed that!

    Guess I'm going to have to give up the crack now :(
  • DaM 6 Sep 2012 20:50:53 12,969 posts
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    Wahay!
    I'm out of practice, I haven't a clue what I'm supposed to be looking at here :)
  • Khanivor 6 Sep 2012 21:28:50 40,496 posts
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    It's an eight week old nugget of cells. That's the wee thumb thing that looks like it's doing a \o/ Which I've just noticed, and makes me even more proud!
  • Mageme 6 Sep 2012 22:21:20 2,008 posts
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    Congrats Khani!

    3DS: 5086-1465-9252

  • Nasty 6 Sep 2012 22:54:16 4,741 posts
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    Congratulations!
  • Vice.Destroyer 6 Sep 2012 22:55:50 5,825 posts
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    Congratulations, Khanivor.
  • localnotail 7 Sep 2012 00:34:15 23,093 posts
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    Well done Khani, glad you get the chance to be a biological dad as well. All the best to Mrs K for the months ahead :)

    A strange game. The only winning move is not to play.

  • Vortex808 7 Sep 2012 07:39:57 7,050 posts
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    Congratulations!
  • Salaman 7 Sep 2012 08:56:28 18,953 posts
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    Another sharp shooter amongst the EG ranks! Well done that man.
  • Trafford 7 Sep 2012 09:06:14 5,720 posts
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    Congratulations
  • Goban 7 Sep 2012 10:08:31 9,051 posts
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    Great news!
  • Khanivor 7 Sep 2012 15:55:58 40,496 posts
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    Thanks folks. Gonna get me a bottle of whisky and read back through most of these group threads.

    Was telling folks back in Aberdeen yesterday. More than one said they were impressed I managed it after all the mentalness of the good old days. Least I never did it when I was young and get one of the Drummonds barmaids up the duff ;)
  • Goban 7 Sep 2012 16:33:07 9,051 posts
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    Life could have turned out so differently :)
  • Dougs 10 Sep 2012 09:15:56 67,025 posts
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    Hmm. Not great news - seems the PCOS that has been a giant pain for the missus has reared it's head again. She's just over the cut off point for Gestational Diabetes. Which should be able to be controlled by diet, but of course comes with a number of complications. Including premature births. Trying to keep her away from the interspaz, more worry she doesn't need. Sigh.
  • localnotail 10 Sep 2012 11:50:57 23,093 posts
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    Ah that's a shame, but if she's just on the border then it's not necessarily even occurring, so try to stay positive. Deffo stay away from the internet unless she's just looking for support from mums in the same position. That way lies madness, and there isn't much to be done except diet watch and try to stay chilled.

    It's a good idea to try to stick to fruit over foods with processed sugars in though. Buy her some nice grapes? All the best to her (and you)

    A strange game. The only winning move is not to play.

  • Dougs 10 Sep 2012 12:04:22 67,025 posts
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    She's seeing a diabetes dietician tomorrow - her diet is pretty good though, only has sugar on cereal and the odd chocolatey treat, so sure it will be manageable. Just another worry though - and I was too late to stop her seeing the NHS page which spells out every conceivable issue. Which it should do of course, but really should give some indication of the level of risk!
  • Goban 10 Sep 2012 12:08:10 9,051 posts
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    Pregnancy and internets do not mix well. My wife has a pretty rational and scientific mind, all rational thought processes were lost when struck with pregnancy problems.

    Hope it all works out fine.
  • localnotail 10 Sep 2012 13:24:04 23,093 posts
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    Even with 6 years of med school behind me I have still given myself several sleepless nights over Internet Diagnosis. Had a terrible scare over something that was occurring with R in the early days. Turned out to be a sign of nervous system maturation, which disappeared over time. Had myself convinced she had a syndrome linked to a brain tumour for a while there, thanks to the internet.

    A strange game. The only winning move is not to play.

  • Vice.Destroyer 10 Sep 2012 17:55:46 5,825 posts
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    Sorry to hear that Dougs. Fingers crossed, it will all go well.

    For me, we are coming to the end of the road. Saturday is inducement day. So, whether or not McAnfu likes it, he is coming out.
  • kalel 10 Sep 2012 18:03:40 86,808 posts
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    Shit, bummer Dougs. I'm sure it'll work out in the end.

    I internet diagnosed my kid with meningitis over the weekend, which posed a horrible dilemma as to have taken him into hospital would have meant a horribly painful test for him and lots of miserable time waiting around.

    Luckily I managed to remove his scary rash with some white spirit which put a stop to that nonsense, although he does appear to have mild MMR-induced measles which is a bummer for him.
  • DaM 10 Sep 2012 18:07:57 12,969 posts
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    The locum consultant told us our 2nd possibly had an exomphalos (malformed stomach stuff), despite the scan (10 weeks) being too early to predict this - the notes merely said we had to come back to cross it off the list after 12 weeks. Had a hellish day before a sonographer friend put our mid at ease. Coincidentally she had been told the same thing the same day :)

    The only reason anyone could think he had said it was fear of legal action at a later date.
  • DaM 10 Sep 2012 18:09:42 12,969 posts
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    @Dougs - good they have noticed it, and will keep a close eye on it.
  • Khanivor 10 Sep 2012 20:48:55 40,496 posts
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    Hey, could we keep the scary pregnancy tales to another thread? I'm feeaking out enough as it is ;)
  • DaM 10 Sep 2012 20:54:46 12,969 posts
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    Khanivor wrote:
    Hey, could we keep the scary pregnancy tales to another thread? I'm feeaking out enough as it is ;)
    Sorry! I got in trouble at our NCT classes for having a stack of them...but when pulled up for it, I could point out that every scary story had a happy ending!

    I found the whole experience very scary every time, glad we are finished with it. It's a strange mix of fear, wonder and hormones :)
  • Dougs 10 Sep 2012 21:40:40 67,025 posts
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    Cheers all - I try to look at it the way Kal and DaM have suggested. We now know and can manage it. It's only really an issue when it goes undetected. We were lucky really, she only got given the test after mentioning offhand that she had it last time. As this one was conceived without drugs etc, that she has PCOS wasn't being checked.
  • Vice.Destroyer 13 Sep 2012 14:56:32 5,825 posts
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    It's all happening this coming Saturday. Induction. Suitcase packed. Chargers packed. Filling up Nexus 7 and PlayBook with films. Any last minute advice for us?
  • Vice.Destroyer 13 Sep 2012 14:56:52 5,825 posts
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  • ComradePete 13 Sep 2012 16:05:05 478 posts
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    Go for the epidural....wife was really struggling and was dead against it at the outset but it made a massive difference & helped her a lot.

    Sneak as much of the gas & air as you can!
  • Nasty 13 Sep 2012 19:07:18 4,741 posts
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    Stay up the top end of the bed. It's less icky.
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