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December 2012 - Christmas is coming and we're all getting fat

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New thread people, can't link as we ran out of room

EggsMichelle Wed 14-Nov-12 08:15:48

Marking my place!

Been out with DM and the dog, I won't be going out with him alone until after baby arrives. I want him out, getting very frustrated, but also want to go 6days over (I was 6days late) and be born 12.12.12!

So excited!!!

utopian99 Wed 14-Nov-12 08:20:20

35 + 4 and had what i think was first proper tightening, as opposed to bh last night. Hoping for him to hold off for a couple of weeks still though!

Really glad your Dh is back on message hopefully Brooke. Dh has filthy cold but won't take time off to recover. sad

PurplePidjin Wed 14-Nov-12 08:27:03

Signing in - good job this popped up in Active, I'd started one not realising and would have been very lonely blush

Today i will mostly be baking birthday cake on a massive scale ready for my last youth club before mat leave tomorrow. I've known some of the older kids nearly 4 years and they're ridiculously excited for me! Very reassuring when teenagers tell you you'll be a great mum <leaky eyes already>

Walnut8 Wed 14-Nov-12 08:54:29

that's so sweet pidg, I'm sure you will be!

Good luck for those having scans today, can't wait to hear the results!

Eggs I'm hoping one of us will have a 12.12.12 baby!

Good luck on your last day pidj

I've got annual leave today, off for my growth scan in a bit.

spotty I got answers in the end, I wrote them all down like I said and asked various doctors at my Appts.

It's a definite no on the water as they don't have a monitor and it would be too high risk with sugars and big baby (may ask again about this as both are fine), induced between 39 and 40. If I have the drip I'm on my back (I will fight this one tooth and nail as the obstetrician said yes, but the midwife said no we'll sort something out so still hope), yes to breast feeding

Today I'm going to ask about sweeps instead of straight induction, especially as I'm not being induced that early maybe only a couple of days

walnut I have a 7year old cousin who has told me I am to go to the hospital on 12/12/12 and tell them to "get this thing out of me now!" So that we can definitely have a 12/12 baby. I'll let you know how that goes eh!

brooke89 Wed 14-Nov-12 09:22:12

Morning all just marking my place smile

I would fight it too WillYou

They got it wrong no scan today sad

Oh rubbish spotty I know going to the hospital is a pain in the arse but it divides the pregnancy up nicely. I really look forward to my scans. Have they rearranged?

Well I still have the appointment it's just no scan as well so will just be seeing consultant, diabetes nurse specialist, diabetes consultant and specialist midwife grin quite often the consultant can't be bothered with the Doppler and just turns the scanner on so we'll see! Glad I bought some cheese to eat I'm starving! Next scan will be in two weeks smile

GinAndaDashOfLime Wed 14-Nov-12 09:51:16

Hello all Can I join? Been lurking for months but now brave enough to post! Am 35+5 with dc3 - after two gorgeous ds's a dd this time smile ... on mat leave now and after doing school run in morning am getting a bit bored which makes me a bit weepy - How do you all fill your mat leave days? Where can I find motivation to do all my decluttering plans?!
BTW emilyeggs - I'm booked at the Princess Royal too!

2blessed Wed 14-Nov-12 10:54:55

Marking my place.
Welcome gin we're a good bunch smile
willyou I understand your disappointment, I had my appointment with the consultant last week and was told that they don't advise a water birth for me due to my fibroids. I was told that I could insist but I won't. I understand that if I bleed a lot then they won't be able to measure how much blood I am losing in the pool. Was really gutted and got a bit teary too.
I think I got a good night sleep last night only up twice!
Good luck for today's scans.

Welcome gin

I wouldn't insist if they say its unsafe 2blessed but if they are basing it in criteria that don't actually apply to me (my sugars are very well controlled and baby fandango is measuring on the 50th centile) then I might explain that to them and see what they say

2blessed Wed 14-Nov-12 10:59:49

willyou its worth a try, wherever possible its important to get the delivery you want and feel comfortable with. Fingers crossed for you.

willyou it's hard isn't it? I'm completely thrown by the gd. Thanks for the tip of writing questions down I'm doing that now. I've managed to go to town and get my lancets and test strips and finally a sharps bin. The last high level I had was yest lunch (so before I started the metformin). Hopefully my sugars stay stable and baby isn't enormous.

Saw a friend in town and explained what was happening and her response was 'please don't get pregnant again, it's tough watching you go through all this' bless her. Nice to know people care.

I hope all scans go well today.

Barbeasty Wed 14-Nov-12 11:16:24

Just marking my place.

Looks like I won't have my 36 week mw appointment today. Tried to book it through the gp surgery and was told she's at the mlu all day today, so try there. Finally got around to phoning and the reason she isn't up at the gp is that she's on leave this week!

I'll leave it until next week now- I know the baby is fine, from Monday's scan, so I'm not worried about waiting.

And it means I'll get to leave early on my last day....

Oh and welcome gin I bloody knew there was something of forgotten to say!!!!

Well I got my date 13th December. I feel really disappointed though I don't know why confused fancy a sit on the sobbing sofa. I think four weeks seems like ages away. On the plus side baby isn't back to back this time. Bp up to 100/80 which obv isn't high but I've been running at 90/60 ish....

Welcome newbie whose name I have already forgotten blush

itsMYNutella Wed 14-Nov-12 11:23:08

Just marking my place, officially on Mat leave from next week smile not that I'm very busy this week... mostly bimbling about not doing anything useful and procrastinating packing my hospital bag(s)

Welcome Gin! Your name has made me thirsty for a warm summer afternoon and a large good G&T! <salivating emoticon> smile

Oh spotty I know how disappointed you feel. I'm feeling the same ATM. Am hoping I'll feel better after my appointments tomo.

Well DH has been given the ok to come to the hospital with me tomo so that helps.

ellliebelle Wed 14-Nov-12 11:56:42

Welcome gin and spotty thats disappointing about scan i wanted to compare measurements. Im just back from mine and HC is 319.3 and AC 300.3 not really sure whatvthis means but sonographer said im 34+2 and measurements put it at 35 so nothing to worry about did someone say there is a calculation to work out estimated weight from these measurements?

Spoke to supervisor of midwives after scan who said they were happy sugars stayed stable and measurements at 36 weeks were ok for me to go ahead with homebirth so just need to explain my choice to the consultant tomorrow which im not looking forward to

ellie that sounds quite positive. smile

You'll be fine ellie smile your baby's head is smaller than my one measured at 32 weeks grin there is a formula to do with head/abdominal/femur length. That's all it says on mine, maybe google?

ISpyPlumPie Wed 14-Nov-12 12:24:13

Welcome Gin.

Ellie - agree that does sound really positive. Will keep my fingers crossed that it goes well with the consultant.
Good luck for your appointment too Walnut.

Spotty - that does sound quite frustrating. It's good that they at least seem to be being a bit more flexible about birth choices than in some other places though.

Birth pool has just arrived - yay! Going out for my friend's birthday on Sat, and would really like to make it, but now everything is sorted am really at the stage where it would be great for LO to put in an appearance any time after that. Seeing as DS was two weeks late would be nice if this one is two weeks early instead. We're going for a curry on Sat so who knows what will happen....

ISpyPlumPie Wed 14-Nov-12 12:27:21

Sorry, meant good luck with appt Willyou blush

Ugh the diabetes clinic is so far behind! My appt was 10:55, still waiting. It's absolutely bloody boiling!

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