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December 2016 babies.... not long to go now!

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KitKat1985 Wed 05-Oct-16 09:04:04

List of members (it's long!):

Duxb - EDD 26th Nov. Team pink.
MrsJoJo - EDD 28th Nov. Team yellow.
ScottishGirlx - EDD 28th Nov. Team yellow.
Theaks - EDD 28th Nov. Team yellow.
KitKat1985 - EDD 28th Nov. Team pink.
Essybird - EDD 29th Nov. Team yellow.
Lucymoomoo - EDD 30th Nov. Team yellow.
Mrsthedog and husband Puppythedog - EDD 30th Nov. Team yellow.
Orchidnap - EDD 30th Nov - 1st Dec. Team yellow.
Honeymoon84 - EDD late Nov / Early Dec. Team yellow.
Sinead08 - EDD 1st Dec. Team yellow.
Kippersandcurtains - EDD 1st Dec. Team yellow.
SolomonDaisy - EDD 2nd Dec. Team pink.
Babyinthacorner - EDD 2nd Dec. Team yellow.
SouthDownsSunshine - EDD 2nd Dec. Team pink.
Oddsockfairy - EDD 2nd Dec. Team yellow.
Fiddlesticks123 - EDD 3rd Dec. Team blue.
Devgal - EDD 3rd Dec. Team yellow.
Peanutbutter2409 - EDD 3rd Dec. Team blue.
SecretSquirrelsSecretFriend - EDD 3rd Dec. Team yellow.
HereWeGoAgain16 - EDD 3rd Dec. Team yellow.
Zazie7 - EDD 3rd Dec. Team yellow.
Nuttypops - EDD 4th Dec. Team yellow.
Pops1985 - EDD 4th Dec. Team yellow.
Birchygoo - EDD 4th Dec. Team yellow.
Simpsonsaddict - EDD 4th Dec. Team yellow.
Thisisbonkers - EDD 4th Dec. Team yellow.
NurseRosie - EDD 5th Dec. Team yellow.
Azure83 - EDD 5th Dec. Team blue.
ElectraJane84 - EDD 5th Dec. Team blue.
Tisilisa - EDD 5th Dec. Team yellow.
DartmoorDoughnut - EDD 5th Dec. Team blue.
Christmasbaby16 - EDD 5th Dec. Team yellow.
TipBoov - EDD 6th Dec. Team pink.
K2fatcat - EDD 6th Dec. Team yellow.
Babydreaming - EDD 6th Dec. Team blue.
EllenDegenrate - EDD 6th Dec. Team yellow.
LittleBear01 - EDD 6th Dec. Team blue.
NotAClue82 - EDD 7th Dec (but likely having c-section early November). Team pink and pink. HAVING TWINS!!
User1459543334 - EDD 7th Dec. Team yellow.
Excitedmummytob - EDD 7th Dec. Team yellow.
SaintExupery - EDD 7th Dec. Team yellow.
BowSurprise - EDD 7th Dec. Team yellow.
Sunnydays321 - EDD 7th Dec. Team yellow.
Littleblondie - EDD 7th Dec. Team pink.
Kitch82 - EDD 7th Dec. Team yellow.
Shopaholic85 - EDD 8th Dec. Team pink.
Rosa89 - EDD 8th Dec. Team yellow.
Babymaybe562 - EDD 8th Dec. Team yellow.
Hanste123 - EDD 8th Dec. Team yellow.
Eskerina81 - EDD 8th Dec. Team blue.
Livelyredjellybean - EDD 8th Dec. Team yellow.
TheDisillusionedAnarchist - EDD 9th Dec. Team yellow.
Pocketsized - EDD 9th Dec. Team yellow.
Barkingtreefrog - EDD 9th Dec. Team pink.
Lilydaisyrose - EDD 9th Dec. Team yellow.
Tinajayne1993 - EDD 9th Dec. Team yellow.
Bigfam - EDD 9th Dec. Team pink.
BabyBumpHopeful - EDD 10th Dec. Team yellow.
Kittyscot81 - EDD 10th Dec. Team blue.
Chookchick - EDD 10th Dec. Team yellow.
AlmondCinnamon - EDD 10th Dec. Team yellow.
Pearlman - EDD 10th Dec. Team yellow.
Insetwitticismhere - EDD 11th Dec. Team pink.
Hanna JH - EDD 11th Dec. Team yellow.
Brisgirl - EDD 11th Dec. Team pink (probably)!
Minispringroll - EDD 11th Dec. Team blue.
BelleinLondon - EDD 12th Dec. Team yellow.
Popskipiekin - EDD 12th Dec. Team blue.
Cupcakesam84 - EDD 12th Dec. Team pink.
Romoca - EDD 12th Dec. Team yellow.
Billabye - EDD 12th Dec. Team pink.
Englishgirl - EDD 12th Dec. Yeam yellow.
Nightcap - EDD 12th Dec. Team blue.
Londonmamabychance - EDD 12th Dec. Team blue.
IslandLife - EDD 12th Dec. Team pink.
Lovewatchingrainfall - EDD 13th Dec. Team yellow.
Mistletoe1 - EDD 13th Dec. Team blue (probably)!
Littlejenfer - EDD 13th Dec. Team yellow.
Vb87 - EDD 14th Dec. Team yellow.
Majorlyscared1993 - EDD 14th Dec. Team yellow.
MangeToooot - EDD 15th Dec. Team yellow.
Youngoldmum - EDD 15th Dec. Team yellow.
Kajlo - EDD 15th Dec. Team yellow.
Bumplovin - EDD 15th Dec. Team pink.
BristolLFR - EDD 15th Dec. Team yellow.
Underrugswept - EDD 16th Dec. Team yellow.
ElodieS - EDD 16th Dec. Team yellow.
OrianaBanana - EDD 16th Dec. Team pink.
StubbleTurnips - EDD 16th Dec. Team blue.
Hanch99 - EDD 16th Dec. Team yellow.
Looseyloo411 - EDD 17th December. Team yellow.
Growingbeanno2 - EDD 17th Dec. Team yellow.
FluffyPickleMonster - EDD 17th Dec. Team yellow.
FlyingSpaghettiMOnster - EDD 18th Dec. Team yellow.
Jbailey149 - EDD 18th Dec. Team yellow.
Hannahcarpe27 - EDD 18th Dec. Team yellow.
Firawla - EDD 18th Dec. Team pink.
Stripeyorangesocks71 - EDD 18th Dec. Team blue.
MadeInWolves - EDD 18th Dec. Team yellow.
Sueevone - EDD 18th Dec. Team blue.
PpaaWWss - EDD 19th Dec. Team yellow.
SteffiMuse - EDD 19th Dec. Team blue and pink!! HAVING TWINS!!
Angshore - EDD 19th Dec. Team yellow.
Led2012 - EDD 19th Dec. Team blue.
Jfw82 - EDD 19th Dec. Team blue.
Ermmm - EDD 19th Dec. Team yellow.
JillyCooper2015 - EDD 20th Dec. Team yellow.
Lamington85 - EDD 20th Dec. Team yellow.
ButtonAndBows - EDD 20th Dec. Team yellow.
Flapjacklover - EDD 20th Dec. Team yellow.
Pacificlass - EDD 20th Dec. Team blue.
Goinggrey1978 - EDD 20th Dec. Team yellow.
Grapefruit8 - EDD 20th Dec. Team yellow.
Bumbleclat - EDD 21st Dec. Team pink.
Stargirl84 - EDD 21st Dec. Team pink.
Doubletrouble41 - EDD 21st Dec (but likely arriving in November). Team pink and pink!! HAVING TWINS!!
Mejse - EDD 22nd Dec. Team blue.
Roxy2307 - EDD 22nd Dec. Team yellow.
Helgathehairy - EDD 22nd Dec. Team pink.
SeashellHoarder - EDD 22nd Dec. Team pink.
PlumpAndPlain - EDD 23rd Dec. Team yellow.
Cnchapmanxx - EDD 23rd Dec. Team pink.
Hiccup223 - EDD 23rd Dec. Team yellow.
Mozfan1 - Edd 23rd Dec. Team yellow.
Frostysnowflake - EDD 24th Dec. Team yellow.
Yorkiedodah - EDD 24th Dec. Team yellow.
Appletree4 - EDD 24th Dec. Team yellow.
Daisychain07 - EDD 24th Dec. Team blue.
Weechops - EDD 25th Dec. Team pink.
Anewleaf - EDD 25th Dec. Team yellow.
AppleMagic - EDD 25th Dec. Team yellow.
Lucya87 - EDD 25th Dec. Team yellow.
Ruby12345 - EDD 25th Dec. Team yellow.
Oxlady - EDD 25th Dec. Team pink.
TinyTickler - EDD 25th Dec. Team yellow.
Nojo82 - EDD 25th Dec. Team blue.
Veryfriendlylion - EDD 26th Dec. Team yellow.
SpaceDinosaur - EDD 26th Dec. Team yellow.
MrsG32 - EDD 28th Dec. Team yellow.
Flyawayblue - EDD 28th Dec. Team pink.
Sthldn1sttimer - EDD 28th Dec. Team yellow.
SylvanusWindrunner - EDD 29th Dec. Team yellow.
Shemozzle - EDD 29th Dec. Team yellow.
Newhairdontcare - EDD 29th Dec. Team yellow.
Tilleuls - EDD 29th Dec. Team yellow.
Firsttimer16 - EDD 29th Dec. Team blue.
MrsGardening - EDD 30th Dec. Team yellow.
Admarks - EDD 30th Dec. Team yellow.
Bella1985 - EDD 30th Dec. Team yellow.
PenguinePenguins - EDD 31st Dec. Team yellow.
Whatafrickennightmare - EDD 31st Dec. Team yellow.
Wilfrhodes - EDD 31st Dec. Team yellow.
Peanut2904 - EDD late December. Team yellow.
Tinklypoo - EDD 2nd Jan. Team pink.
ZylaB - EDD 3rd Jan (but Dec delivery planned). Team yellow.
Swancourt - EDD 3rd Jan. Team yellow.
LucySB123 - EDD early Jan (but Dec delivery expected). Team yellow.
Feefeefs - EDD tbc. Team yellow.
SaraAndThePea - EDD tbc. Team yellow.
Lemonade30 - EDD tbc. Team yellow.
Pockets123 - EDD tbc. Team yellow.
SquelchyFelch - EDD tbc. Team yellow.
PiccolaPixxie - EDD tbc. Team yellow.
OurGrowingFamily - EDD tbc. Team yellow.
Jayner182 - EDD tbc. Team yellow.
Rubixx - EDD tbc. Team yellow.
MrsG32 - EDD tbc. Team yellow.
Livvy79 - EDD tbc. Team yellow.
Newbie199 - EDD tbc. Team yellow.
Dueindecember2016 - EDD tbc. Team yellow.
ImYourMama - EDD tbc. EDD tbc. Team pink.

Bigfam Wed 05-Oct-16 09:07:05

Wow that's huge. Well done kitkat smile

KitKat1985 Wed 05-Oct-16 09:19:36

It's a bit mad to think that if this thread takes a few weeks to fill up then I may well have had the baby by the time this thread finishes, (as I'm one of the first ones due being officially an imposter with a late November due date now). Also I imagine that because there's so many of us at least a few of us are going to be early and may well have babies by the end of this thread. Ekk!

In other news 2 weeks and 4 days left until I finish work. My boss managed to (inadvertently) upset me yesterday by talking to me about a promotion opportunity... that she's planning to give to someone else. I'm one of the most senior staff in the team but she told me the last time an opportunity came up that there was no point me applying for it as I wasn't able to be flexible enough due to having to work set days for childcare reasons, so I'm not sure why I'm surprised. Also I know it's really a bit silly to be thinking about work promotions less than 3 weeks before I go off on maternity leave, but I just find it so frustrating that by having children by manager basically completely over-looks me now for promotions. I don't think it's that she's got any issues with me personally either (on the contrary she's very chatty with me, has made me her facebook friend, and has given me good feedback on my work). I just feel so frustrated right now that my career is pretty much on hold for years whilst I have young children.

I actually bought some stuff for my hospital bag at the weekend (maternity pads, breast-feeding pads, nipple cream etc). Just got to pack it all soon along. May try and do it this week before I turn 33 weeks just in case.

I don't think I'll be doing any 'during labour' posts. As my first labour was quite quick (6 hours) and the contractions got very intense very quickly, I think posting on here probably won't be happening this time either. I will post a pic of baby once she arrives though!

Popskipiekin Wed 05-Oct-16 09:25:09

I've told the baby in no uncertain terms that he's to aim for 30th November delivery (his brother was 2 weeks early so hoping that's not unfeasible). Of course I know he's going to be stubborn and manage Christmas Day instead grin Fortunately we're very close to the hospital now so I'll just walk in, have baby, walk back and cook Christmas dinner, right??

Popskipiekin Wed 05-Oct-16 09:27:03

And oops thanks for the new thread kitkat!! blush

DartmoorDoughnut Wed 05-Oct-16 09:34:46

Thanks kitkat I can't believe we have 3 sets of twins in our group!

DartmoorDoughnut Wed 05-Oct-16 09:36:31

I have precisely 2 months to go until my ELCS confused spending this weekend sorting out crib/clothes/packing hospital bag!

TipBoov Wed 05-Oct-16 09:56:38

New thread!!

kitkat I know how you feel re being overlooked. There's a lot of changes going on at my work, but I'm just trying to put it out of my mind and count down the days until I finish - only 2 weeks to go!

My belly button is stretching so much it was stinging yesterday. I have a laparoscopy scar and I think it's that that's pulling. sad

Mozfan1 Wed 05-Oct-16 10:16:47

Thank you so much for putting me on the thread kit! Wow not long until you finish work now, so exciting!!!

Ive had a meeting with a nasty bitch consultant midwife about ELCS, it was humiliating and I cried like a baby. She was awful sad

Londonmamabychance Wed 05-Oct-16 10:20:50

KitKat I'm sorry to hear your boss is not considering you for promotons, it's so unfair! Is there maybe some way you can convey to her that you're still in the market for promotions later on? I don't have any magic solutions to the career/children conandrum, returning to work after having my first child (have now been back one year) has been an experience of being effectively demoted by being given less imporant work to do, although still having same salary etc. Their excuse is that I work reduced hours (don't work Fridays)and can't be so flexible and stay longer if there are urgent deadlines, which is true, but I can still WFH in the evening to finish off things after I put DD to bed, if they gave me stuff that needed urgently doing! It's so frustrating that the work culture is still so rigid and biased towards mothers.

Hope everyone is feeling good and various appointment/check -ups go well.

I called in sick yesterday as I was feeling absolutely rubbish, mainly completely exhausted. Stayed in bed till 1pm and then just managed to do some light housework before picking up DD from nursery. Am finding this second pregnancy SO MUCH harder than the first one! Anyone with me on that? Can't even fathom how you third, fourth of fifth time mums are coping! I guess it's just the added work of already having a child to look after, but then maybe also that my body is more worn out? Wasn't feeling this tired at this stage last time. Found a picture of myself 10 days before DD was born two years ago, and I swear (and DH agreed when I showed him) that my bump then is the size it is this time round at 30 weeks! Yikes.

SolomanDaisy Wed 05-Oct-16 10:23:43

Sounds horrible mozfan. Is this a one off meeting or will you have to see her again?

I was wondering about how they plan c sections. Is it normally at 39 weeks? My DS was born at 39 weeks, so if I needed one would they schedule it earlier?

NotAClue82 Wed 05-Oct-16 10:30:23

Hi everyone!

I haven't checked in on these threads for ages, but I like to think I have a pretty good excuse: My girls made an early arrival two weeks ago, at 29+2 weeks! One of my twins had stopped growing and was experiencing some problems with blood flow from the placenta, and so they needed to get them out asap via c-section! I always knew one twin was smaller so this didn't come as a total surprise, but of course I had still hoped to keep them in as long as possible.

Long story short: My girls are very, very small (one a bit smaller than 2lb, one a bit bigger) but they are doing extremely well considering their size. They are still in NICU and will be for quite a while, but there have been no major disasters so far. They just need to feed and grow!

We feel so happy and lucky to be blessed with two such amazing little humans. NICU is an incredible place, stressful at times, but there is also lots of love and joy and sometimes even laughter!

Not sure how often I'll be able to return to this thread (pretty busy cuddling my girls, and expressing for them non-stop), but if I disappear again for a while - I wish you all the best!

SolomanDaisy Wed 05-Oct-16 10:33:09

Congratulations notaclue! I hope they continue to grow well and are home soon.

Popskipiekin Wed 05-Oct-16 10:34:45

oh WOW NotaClue82!!!!! Congratulations on your darling daughters!!! So thrilled they are doing well despite the very early delivery. Lots of love and best wishes for the weeks ahead. How fantastic you're managing to express - what an exhausting labour of love, hope you are being well looked after too.

Mozfan1 Wed 05-Oct-16 10:44:27

Hi soloman, am I right you're in Holland? Sorry if I've made that up completely! In in the uk, here an ELCS is performed at 39 weeks but you go in two days before. I had to see her, not really sure why but it was completely unhelpful. I now have a meeting with a consultant who was at that birth of my son in the next couple of weeks so hopefully he will be more sympathetic. I NEED ELCS. She has no idea what is going on in my head and was completely detached from it all it was awful. It's because of gynaecological issues that I want it, and she wrote off the knowledge of gynaecologists saying 'well they write their own books so I wouldn't trust them' ... What the fuck?!

Mozfan1 Wed 05-Oct-16 10:46:48

With regards to prolapse which is my problem, I am disgusted at the midwifes view of it all. It's so mysoginystic it's unreal. I am not a militant feminist by any means, but when I said I suffered minor prolapse during my last birth, she said 'the routine is to have your children and then 'reupholster' your pelvic floor when you are finished'. I'm sorry, but to me that is unacceptable. I am 23 years old, I do not want to have a bad quality of life. I am not purely a baby maker, I am a human being. It's so fucking demeaning it's unreal. Fucking hell

Kitch82 Wed 05-Oct-16 10:50:30

Many congratulations notaclue!!! Really wishing you and your little ones all the best for the next few months xx

oddsockfairy Wed 05-Oct-16 10:50:44

Hi everyone! Not posted for ages but been lurking grin. 8 weeks to go and feeling on the homestretch and finally had an answer as to why I have been feeling SO COMPLETELY EXHAUSTED - v low iron levels (not just my 2 year old it turns out!) Docs have put me on supplements and treated myself to steak last night yum yum (though can't wait for the practically mooing rare one post-baby!) Starting to panic a little about coping with two... but have begun to sort babies things out which is exciting!
Has anyone got anywhere with baby names? DH and I can only agree on one, so I guess that will be it!
Hope everyone is well and sleeping a bit better now the heat has gone smile

Mozfan1 Wed 05-Oct-16 11:05:43

Congratulations notaclue wishing health and good luck for your family flowers

StubbleTurnips Wed 05-Oct-16 11:06:05

Nota Congratulations flowers I was just about to ask who'd be first out of the starting blocks!!

Bella1985 Wed 05-Oct-16 11:07:13

Congratulations notaclue! Glad to hear your babies are doing well, good luck over the coming weeks, hope things continue to go smoothly and you'll be taking them home in the not too distant future.

Sorry to hear about your unkind consultant mozfam

Thanks for the thread kitkat and on cue, the first babies are announced!

Bumplovin Wed 05-Oct-16 11:17:54

Thanks kitkat

Jfw82 Wed 05-Oct-16 11:28:02

Congrats notaclue and thanks for the new thread kitkat can't believe the first babies are already here

SunnySideDownUp Wed 05-Oct-16 11:30:54

Congratulations notaclue! So pleased to hear they're both doing well smile

TipBoov Wed 05-Oct-16 11:33:11

Congratulations Notaclue! So glad to hear that they are doing ok. Have they got names yet?

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