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January 2013 part 6: the one where all the babies arrive to join their friends who escaped early!

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BuntysFestiveCollocks Tue 18-Dec-12 12:55:59

New thread as the other one is nearly full shock!

Our next baby should be pmgkt's, but I won't if any little cheeky monkey will sneak in before Thursday?

octanegirl Fri 18-Jan-13 14:52:28

Godz no. I was the same, didnt want an induction as am terrified about forceps etc, or it ending in a crash section, so they've booked me in for a planned section. With 6 days notice. However it's at their discretion but worked for me. I'll be 40+13 when I have the section.

godzookey Fri 18-Jan-13 15:16:56

hi Octane

Did you have to beg or were they reasonable?? I've never actually discussed the possibility of a caesearean with midwife or GP.. i think it's been playing on my mind more after the failed sweep last Monday.

I'm seeing a MW on Monday - i never see the same person twice but will definitely raise the question then....

i want to be fully informed but @ the moment, i can't help thinking that it could save a whole heap of potential unnecessary stress...

Hi everybody, sorry I've not been keeping up - the thread moves so fast I get confused! Congratulations to everybody who's had their baby, and fingers crossed the rest of us won't be kept waiting too long!

Having said that I don't want to have baby yet. Too much snow. I HATE snow.

CreepyCrawly Fri 18-Jan-13 17:38:57

Evening all! Well, it was definitely the start of something! Nancy was born via emergency section at 5:54 this morning. She's 7lb8oz with a ridiculous amount of hair. I can't stop looking at her, even though all she's done is sleep with a little bit of feeding thrown in.

Good luck to everyone still waiting!

octanegirl Fri 18-Jan-13 18:21:13

Well done Creepy! Keep us posted on section recovery..

Godzookey no I didnt have to beg. I was very stressed though and slightly teary (though not actually crying) and they took my concerns seriously. Midwife went up to maternity ward and was back five mins later saying I was booked in.

Congratulations, creepy! take it easy with your recovery, but do try and get up and moving - it feels like shit but is definitely the best way toward healing and feeling 'normal' smile

Berniebennett Fri 18-Jan-13 21:25:19

Poping back in, congrats on new arrivals!

Creepy, I had a c - section last Tuesday and just to reiterate what people have already said about getting up and about! I had the LO at 10:30am and stayed in hospital that evening and then was allowed to go home the next day as they were happy. I completely rested the first day and night then got up and about! But take it easy and enjoy!

salt1 Fri 18-Jan-13 23:00:46

I have been keep in hospital and being induced in the morning. I really did not want labour to start this way, but need to stop feeling sorry for self.

salt1 Fri 18-Jan-13 23:01:11

I have been keep in hospital and being induced in the morning. I really did not want labour to start this way, but need to stop feeling sorry for self.

Lora1982 Fri 18-Jan-13 23:46:14

Salt... Least you know your babys definatly ccoming. I dont know what inductions are like but take all pain relief offered and dont forget to be excited more than pissed off :-D

salt1 Sat 19-Jan-13 01:10:32

Thanks lora think it all the internal stuff that bothers me the most, though i guess that would happen anyway

I hope it is ok in the end Salt, sometimes induction is unavoidable. I think that for many women it is a really effective way of getting labour going without the need for further intervention. The internal examinations are ok in my experience, nothing like as uncomfortable as a smear and very quick. The midwives who are with you will be very sensitive to how you feel.

salt1 Sat 19-Jan-13 06:09:02

Thanks spring i am quite frightened but trying to stay calm x

woody2313 Sat 19-Jan-13 07:57:58

Congratulations to all the new arrivals and good luck to Salt - we'll all be thinking of you today smile

New Arrivals
Pmgkt (33) EDD 28/12/12 DC2 Edward born 20/12/12
PricklyPickle (31) EDD 31/12/12 DC1 Amy born 22/12/12
Bohoec (?) EDD 07/01/13 DC1 daughter born on 22/12/12
Mrsbugsywugsy (34) EDD 25/01/13 DC1 daughter born 23/12/12
Tinyeyes123 (30) EDD 13/01/13 DC1 Megan born 27/11/12
Birdies (33) DC2 EDD 30/12/12 Xanthe born 27/12/12
AriNi31 (?) EDD 06/01/13 DC2 Lucy born 28/12/12
BuntyCollocks (29) EDD 28/12/12 DC2 Cameron born 29/12/12
Sanam2012 (?) EDD 01/01/13 DC2 Elly born 29/12/12
MarasmeAbsolu (31) EDD 03/01/13 DC2 Marlene born 31/12/12
AppleCrumples (32) EDD 22/01/13 DC4 Ivy born 1/1/13
Complicated24 (44) EDD 31/12/12 DC1 Henry John born 1/1/13
MamaMary (31) EDD 28/01/13 DC2 Leah born 4/1/13
PreggoFabulous (30) EDD 22/01/2012 DC1 Aiden born 4/1/13
Pascha (35) EDD 30/12/12 (Kent) DC2 Daniel Fergus born 5/1/13
Kim222 (30) EDD 11/01/13 DC1 Penny born 5/1/13
Theboutiquemummy (35) EDD 17/01/13 DC1 Gabriel born 6/1/13
Lora1982 (30) EDD 04/01/13 DC1 Dexter born 7/1/13
Deiciocho (32) EDD 31/01/13 DC1 Violet born 7/1/13
BernieBennett (28) EDD 10/01/13 son born 8/1/13
DoIgetastickerforthat (?) EDD 11/01/13 DC4 Safiya born 9/1/13
Meringue33 (?) EDD 26/01/13 DC1 son born 9/1/13
Allchik (30) EDD 06/01/13 DC1 Eleni Rose born 10/1/13
Happyhow (27) EDD 07/01/13 DC1 Bailey Alan born 11/1/13
LostBobbles (33) DC2 EDD 15/01/13 DC2 Lois born 11/1/13
Newbie6 (36) EDD 08/01/13 DC1 Zachary James born 11/1/13
PipIsOutNow (?) EDD 31/01/13 DC2 Jacob born 11/1/13
DiscoDomina (31) EDD 30/1/13 DC1 Alexander Samuel born 11/1/13
Hormonalhell (40) EDD 15/01/13 DC2 Charlie James born 12/1/13
ChutesTooNarrow (33) EDD 18/01/13 DC2 daughter born 16/1/13
SpringFlowers (39) EDD 18/01/13 DC4 son born 16/1/13
CreepyCrawly (21) EDD 13/01/13 DC1 Nancy born 18/1/13

Still holding tight
LowLu (31) DC2 EDD 02/1/2013
Orangeshortbread EDD 02/1/2013 It's a girl
TootieMaroo (32) DC2 EDD 03/1/2013
Jbtulip (?) DC? EDD 03/01/13 It's a surprise
IsSpringSprangedYet (?) DC4 EDD 5/01/2013
Pockemuchka DC3 EDD 06/01/13 It’s a surprise
EmilieFloge (38) DC? EDD 07/01/13
Norfolkinway (25) DC1 EDD 09/01/13
Octanegirl (34) DC1 EDD 09/01/13 He’s a boy
BumgrapesofWrath (30) DC2 EDD 10/01/13
Lulabel27 (29) DC2&3 (twins) EDD 11/01/13
CraftyGirly (26) DC1 EDD 11/01/13 She’s a girl
Cejay8 (32) DC2 EDD 12/01/13 It’s a surprise
PixelCarrier (?) DC? EDD 13/01/2013 It’s a surprise
Shakemyhead (37) DC1 EDD 14/1/13 (West Yorkshire - Wakefield) She’s a girl
Godzookey (35) DC1 EDD 14/01/13 He’s a boy
PeshwariNaan (33) DC1 EDD 14/01/13
Milkand2sugars (31) DC4 EDD 17/01/13 She’s a girl
Glorious (28) DC1 EDD 18/01/13 (SE London - Hither Green)
Tugstonia (33) DC1 EDD 18/01/13 (SE London - Crystal Palace) It’s a surprise
Eagleray (40) DC1 EDD 18/01/13
13mma (29) DC1 18/01/13
djvesi (37) DC2 EDD 18/01/13 (Aussie in Helsinki) She’s a girl
LetThereBeCupcakes (30) DC1 EDD 20/01/13
Silversixpence (29) DC2 EDD 20/01/13
mulan07 (27) DC1 EDD 20/01/13 He’s a boy
Willothewhip (?) DC1 EDD 20/01/13 She's a girl
Lollipopi (?) DC2 EDD 20/01/13 It's a surprise
BadgerFace (34) DC1 EDD 21/01/13 She’s a girl
bealos (35) DC2 EDD 22/01/13 She’s a girl
Bunny222 (31) DC1 EDD 22/01/13 It’s a surprise
Woody2313 (33) DC1 EDD 23/01/2013 (Shropshire) It's a surprise
SigningGirl (age) DC1 EDD 24/01/13
SquealyB (29) DC1 EDD 26/01/13 (SW London - Richmond) It’s a surprise
knuckingfackered (39) DC2 26/1/13
Thinkingpositivethoughts (28) DC1 EDD 26/01/13
MrsMallard (35) DC1 EDD 26/01/13 (Hertfordshire) She’s a girl
Salt1 (38) DC1 EDD 27/01/13 She’s a girl
Lilblondepessimist (33) DC4 EDD 28/01/13
Katolla (34) DC1 EDD 28/1/13 (Islington) She’s a girl
Sebsmama (32) DC2 EDD 29/01/13
BionicEmu (26) DC2 EDD 29/01/13
Missymoo (32) DC2 EDD 30/01/13
DiscoDomina (31) DC1 EDD 30/1/13 (West Midlands)
Brugmansia (35) DC1 EDD 31/01/13 (SE London - Kennington/Elephant and Castle)
Mummypud (32) DC3 EDD 31/01/13

woody2313 Sat 19-Jan-13 07:59:12

Just realised Disco is on this list twice; will re-publish the list after our next baby grin

SilverSixpence Sat 19-Jan-13 10:35:02

Good luck salt1

I'm quite fed up now, not sleeping much at night and feel tired during the day. Had a nice snowy walk with DH and DS yesterday and was hoping it would trigger something but no such luck!

godzookey Sat 19-Jan-13 11:46:48

Best of luck Salt - I have a feeling i'm going to have to be induced - will be booked in for one @ Monday's MW appt - god they are getting tedious now.

Am keeping everything crossed for you and hope all goes well - i am not a fan of internal exams either thanks

Lostbobbles Sat 19-Jan-13 12:04:47

Good luck Salt x

salt1 Sat 19-Jan-13 13:04:10

last minute reprieve - medication working so looking like i can go home and wait for things to start naturally. thank you for all the good wishes am sure they helped x

bealos Sat 19-Jan-13 18:38:06

great stuff salt glad things are looking up!

And don't forget, if you do end up being induced, there's lots of positive stories out there. And if you really don't want internal examinations, you do not want to have them (I've written this into my birth preferences and the midwives are fine with this).

bealos Sat 19-Jan-13 18:39:34

* typo alert *

"You do not have to have internals if you don't want them"

I should have said.

Honestly, I am typo-tastic in the last few final months of pregnancy.

salt1 Sat 19-Jan-13 20:20:16

that is very intersting bealos about the internals, how would that work if they wanted to know how many cm's dilated (sorry if that is a ridiculous question)

overall my stay in hospital was not a bad one, my only complaint is they seem to have not given me as much medication as they should have done, so need to sort that tomorrow, not sure how yet, too tired to think x

bealos Sat 19-Jan-13 20:36:52

If they (or indeed, you) wanted to know how many cms dilated you are, then you would have to have an internal.

However, there's many a school of thought that it doesn't really tell you how much longer labour your will last for. You can dilate super fast or much, much slower. Every woman is different. The '1cm dilation per hour' rule that most hospitals seem to use is based on a non-existent person - it's a text book analysis. You hear of people going from 4cm to 10cm in just an hour, or indeed bursts of dilation and bits of labour that slow down. There is no 'normal' progression, really (in my opinion and many midwives) and getting fixed on this can be quite depressing.

This might be time to mention the work of the amazing US midwife, Ina May Gaskin (who has birthed 1000s of women, with only a 2% c-section rate), who writes about 'sphincter law'. Basically she believes that the cervix (like the anus) is able to contract as well as dilate, so in fact, all that poking around in the cervix could cause it to reverse in dilation. It makes sense to me...

salt1 Sat 19-Jan-13 20:51:19

that is really interesting again bealos, i will have more of a read x

godzookey Sat 19-Jan-13 21:33:39

bealos - you are my new pregnancy guru - i swear i have learnt more from you than all the mw appts , nct classes and doula sessions put together.

I am going to try and 'demand' an elective caesarean when i see the mw on monday although i'm not convinced what influence she'll have as a) i never see the same person and b) the mw appt place is some weird little room off a kiddies play centre - doesn't even seem like it's even connected to my local hospital - all quite a bizarre set up.

Anyhow, i definitely don't want internal exams if not necessary!!!

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