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December 2012 - if you thought we were chatty before, check is out now ML has kicked in....!(996 Posts)
How many babies are we going to get on this thread?
Bella it's getting exciting for you! I'm also relieved its not my turn today, this cold is making me feel terrible, not had a cold this bad in years! I'm hungry too but scared ill be making frequent toilet trips again.
Watching deep blue sea, such a cheesy film!
I would quite like to meet my baby now tbh. Was stupidly sick last night, not sure why but it wasn't fun. I want to be me again and not ill and uncomfy. (and with a squishy newborn).
Hmm...I've missed a whole thread haven't I?
I have no news, the baby is still there, due date Monday and nothing. Went for acupuncture yesterday and after two needles everything went black soooo that didn't suit me. I have bought a lovely clary sage and jasmine oil from neals yard and last week had the best session of reflexology I've ever had so it's not all bad.
Think I had better go and find out who has had their babies on the last thread!!
Lol dp honey!
Gah I always post on the old thread!
Ooo bella maybe it is?! Hope so.
o body mentioned my cervix till the actual sweep at 40+1 and unless they do an internal for some reason (eg going into labour, checking how dilated or something else to do with consultant care) I'm not sure they do?I've had my hopes up/freaked out so many times in the last 4 weeks with niggles and pains and contractions I'm starting to think I'll ignore anything that does start happening!Sorry there's so many people with colds. It makes it just so crap and I agree you really don't feel like doing the labour thing. I'm still feeling very oddly woozy but no actual cold symptoms other than watery eyes. Hoping I'm fighting it.
Hope you haven't got what I had stacey it's bloody hard being sick with a bump.
Oh my goodness, a new thread already!
Last day at work was lovely, got loads of gifts incl bottle of sparkling wine. Feels weird bu oh so right
Lost track of thread a bit - on phone- hope everyone is good.
Stupidly still awake - this feels like proper insomnia. Given up bed
- now up for toast and tea. Bah - I'm sleepy! --This will teach me not
to nap in the afternoon.--
Signing in, for all the sleep-deprived sense I'll make <matchsticks>
You're on aussie time mamapo
Havent had time to read through everything but <waves> to everyone. And bella that sounds exciting!! How are you going now?
hi also strawberry I was convinced you'd run off and had a baby!
how are you doing sleepwise pidj? I hope you're managing a bit.
Hi all, just checking in on new thread (I don't post much ). Good luck to all of you showing signs of things happening! I'm just hoping my little girl stays put until ELCS booked for 17th. Will check back later to see if there's any developments for anyone!
Hi. Just wanted to wish all you ladies the best of luck. Hope you are all snuggled up with ur little ones after a lovely labour! My december pudding was not meant to be, i lost it back in may. I am now expecting a june strawberry! Take care of yourselves and have a wonderful christmas. Unmumsnetty love xxx
Pop sounds like it Bella I did a lot of pacing and rocking on all fours in my early stages and I think that really helped move things along. If they stop then quickly sleep as mine did for a good hour and a half before they came back with a vengeance! Exciting!
That should say ooo not pop
kiwi that's lovely news best of luck for an uneventful pregnancy!
Marking place!. I had some braxton hicks last night, and my mum, who is staying for a few nights sent everyone to bed, saying just in case let's get some sleep now. Slight over reaction but great way to get an early night and I slept very well too.
Was up with DD at 430, she's not well poor baby
I'm not due until the 17th and thats fine with me, i'd like DD to be better if thats ok new baby, can you hear meeeee....!
I'm having lots of BH throughout the day, generally painless tho.
We're off to see Santa and then christmas light switch on all being well later
Sounds promising bella!
Hope all ok
Checking in ladies, and good morning.
Ooo sounds like it could well be it bella! Keepus posted.
Best of luck kiwi hope you have a smooth and happy pregnancy.
Hope there is some progression v soon clarella, I'm bad enough now I dread to think what I'll be like when overdue!
I can't remember who mentioned clary sage? (stacey maybe ?!) but I've been using it for a while now and nope, nothing. I mix it with bio oil and put some in my bath.
I have a really weird sensation in my fango this morning (sorry tmi) it's different to the shooting pains.. Almost feels.. Bruised?? Anyone ?!
I thought you'd maybe popped too strawb!
Cookies, I had a swollen bruised feeling for a while over a week ago, also in top of thighs. Yet another sign that's buggered off leaving me feeling like I'm 28 weeks again!!!!!
How are you and Felix today spotty?
I'm ok thanks am home at the moment. He had his lumber puncture and it was clear of meningitis but was slightly yellow which could be down to the jaundice or an hold brain bleed so they want to do a brain scan but I'm quite optimistic. Going to stay tonight and it'll be the last night as dp has to go back to work Monday so I'm never going to get to see Felix
Good luck Bella and Kiwi
Hope all the nasty bugs vanish for you all soon.
Spotty hope it goes well today. Poor Felix.
Just checking in - lots of signs of things progressing for people!
kiwi - good luck for everything!
<hugs> spotty hope it goes well x
Best of luck spotty really hope it all goes well. Good luck Felix
Our beautiful baby daughter was born at 3am this morning - one week & two days ahead of schedule, weighing 7lbs 2oz. I will provide details in a wee while, but we are both doing great so far. She is amazing. Hope you're all good x
Morning! Just checking in and marking my place while DP is still snoring. Will catch up in a bit. X
Weejo congratulations!! And welcome extraweejo!!
Wow congratulations weejo! Glad to hear you are both well.
Hope all goes ok spotty
Will cross everything for Felix spotty, also strawberry sorry to hear about accupuncture- I've been having it for 3 weeks now and so far okay, was yours for 'natural' induction if you're post due date?
Well curry works - baby Nathaniel was born this morning in the pool at home weighing 7lb 10oz. He's absolutely perfect. Will post more details later.
Congratulations to Weejo too .
Congratulations on all the babies so far. I seem to have been busier since starting maternity leave than I was before, so have been reading and not posting.
Off to get the Christmas tree today. While we have a chance!
Wow WeeJo & ISpy congratulations they certainly wanted to be December babies!
Wow! Congratulations weejo and ispy!! And our first little girl?
Aghhhhh 2 babies!! weejo and ispy congratulations!!
Sounds like the December babies are on a roll now!
Congratulations weejo and ispy!!
Congratulations Weejo Our first girl!!!
Congratulations ISpy Sounds like a great birth.
I can't believe I've woken up and there are 2 new babies here, December really has started with a bang. Let's hope we continue this way
Brooke That all sounds promising, good luck
The curry gave me heartburn, so I've been awake since 4 Some cramping, but nothing regular or to stop me in my tracks. Not my turn yet I don't think, but it's now December and my baby will definitely be born this month
Oh my goodness, what an eventful night!
Congratulations weejo and ispy what lovely news to wake up to!
Good luck kiwi I hope all goes well for you
Aw poor felix, I hope the tests come back clear spotty
<rebellious hugs all round>
aww spotty good luck. Hope you get cuddles very soon
Good luck today spotty
Wonder what curry ispy had?! Definitely trying one later!
Congratulations weejo and ispy that's such lovely news to start the month off to and our first girlie too! Welcome to the world little ones!
Any 'twinge' I feel is always the need for a wee/poo/wind, pretty disappointing.
Ooooohhh another one! Congratulations ISPY!! Awww what great news agree with the other posters, these babies reallllllly wanted to be born in December
Spotty I have everything possible (while this pregnant) crossed for you that baby Felix keeps improving and you can have him at home, for as many snuggles as you want, very soon!
Congratulations WeeJo and ISpy and welcome to the world MiniJo and Nathaniel
A calmer night but still full of cluster feeds but i managed 2 separate hours plus 6:30 - 8:30 so feeling ok today
* Please help*
For those of you with kids..... DH's kids 6 & 11 always slap there chops when eating, we tell them all the time not to. Is this something all kids do? Am I just being picky and need to ease up on them? Also dd 6 talks with mouth full... Again, should I let up on her as it will pass, I'm hoping it won't continue into adulthood.
Just saw..... Congratulations ispy
Wow, two new babies and one maybe on the way! What an eventful night.
Congratulations weejo and ispy, and good luck bella.
Hope everything goes well with Felix today spotty.
And weejo wow! It's really going now!
emily there's no excuse for bad manners.
Good news this morning Felix is completely off all his oxygen which means loads less wires. Feeds still increasing and glucose drip still on a normal level so suppose they will reduce it again. He's under a light for his jaundice so has some little goggles on
Yay spotty <dose a little dance>
Congratulations weejo and Ispy
spotty that's great news. Fx he keeps improving.
emily my kids have to be reminded about 20 times during a meal to eat with their mouths closed and not talk with food in their mouths. I would never let it slide though, just keep nagging!
Feeling sad today. Just feel like I'm never going to get my baby, although that is obviously ridiculous. Feeling very sorry for myself. My curries did not work. Lots of exercise has not worked. Sorry I shall stop being a self indulgent arse!
Great news, ISpy and weejo! I wonder how Bella is getting on.
Good news too about oxygen Spotty - getting better all the time.
After horrendous insomnia got another 4 hours' sleep!
Congratulations Wejo and iSpy.
Really pleased to hear your good news Spotty. I hope things continue to improve
Thanks stacey. I also feel like baby is still so far away. I said to dh this morning "we're gonna have a baby THIS MONTH!" bet it's jan though. When are you due stacey
Yay spotty. So glad felix is doing well
I'm due 16th but because of my gestational diabetes they will induce me on the 14th. Which makes my 'never going to have this baby' even more ridiculous as I know by the 15/16th I will be holding my newborn one way or another. It's just that it still feels so far away. With the other dcs I had 2 wks latent labour (contractions going from 30 minutes apart to 3 minutes apart and back again.) then they were both born at 38+5. This time I had 1 day of contractions last Sunday but I think that was more my bodies reaction to the stomach bug. And nothing at all since. Im 38wks tomorrow and soooo fed up.
When are u due emily? I think it was clarella said earlier, this whole due date thing is a bit rubbish because you set your expectations for that date and baby generally mucks up your plans lol.
Stacey, I'm due on the 15th and also keen for baby to arrive slightly early if anything. But after listening to people and doing some research, I think that there's precious little the mother can do to bring on labour. Stories about having sex and curry are a little tenuous and not really backed up by research, and as far as I've seen acupuncture is also hit and miss, and so the upshot is that mothers can be made to feel like failures before bloody childbirth. ("Oh, you walked 5 miles today and nothing happened? You should have walked 6.") So I am trying to keep rested, healthy and active, and trust that things will happen as they happen.
(Would quite like it to happen next week though. Not to mention the spicy food thing would do nothing for me anyway as I eat it all the time and never have...er... physical reactions to it, if you see what I mean.)
I figure that if eating curry triggered labour, half of Asia wouldn't have got to term As India (for example) has a long and fascinating history, i assume they're doing something right as a society!
Oh no spotty . At least no meningitis and it's surely more likely to be jaundice than a brain bleed or anything more serious. Is there anyone who can help out so that you can get in and see him more frequently once you are home? Have they indicated how much longer he'll need to be in? At least he is in a safe place and getting the care he needs. I'm sure he'll be home with you before you know it.
Great news spotty go little Felix! And laughs at teeny tiny goggles, so cute! .
I know it's near on impossible but try to tell yourself at LEAST you won't go over due stacey. I wish I had an 'end is in sight promise' of when I would have her by. Keep on being busy? I know they ahout and say relax but with me it's easier to keep busy and not sit and dwell on the fact I'm still the size of a (very comfy) house with no baby to cuddle. It's like it's too cold in there and they can sense it's warmer in there !
Oh and emily, agree with no manners. I, personally, cannot stnd it. Persevere- my DD (3) will tell me off if I say something with my mouth full! I guess nagging does work!
Congratulations weejo and Ispy- great news, and congratulations to others who've had their babies. Seconds was it you with the fast labour? Sorry am on phone, but I hope whoever it was is doing ok, as challenging as a long labour is, people often underestimate how difficult a fast one is- both physical and mental shock for you both. I hope you're recovering well and settling down to lovely cuddles! Spotty- great news for you too, I'm glad things on the up.
Hope everyone is doing ok, I officially have 3 weeks to go till due date and already fed up- cant imagine making 39 weeks (ds born at 38+2!) so I hope this one is prompt!
Whoops, sorry post was a bit delayed - refresh didn't work then reposted an old draft of a message Anyway spotty glad to hear he's doing so well now!
And congrats on the new babies ispy and weejo! Wow is that our first girl then? Any news from bella?
mamapo I'm with you on the curry thing - has never made me more erm.. frequent. If anything just more gassy! After waiting more than 2 weeks over due date to have DD and trying absolutely everything I am firmly of the opinion that babies come when they want.
stacey I'm due 28th, I have a growth scan on the 6 so maybe I'll be told I won't be able to go passed due date. My belly looks like I've swallowed an octopus alive as its squirming and moving all over the place! (maybe baby is too big already!)
Re nagging I will persevere but only have them every two weeks
Congratulations Weejo and Ispy, got the month started with a bang! Spotty Felix just keeps going from strength to strength, he is a determined little man!
I consider my due date to be between 6th-20th, I don't expect to be early but that would be a nice bonus, and at the same time I won't be disappointed when I'm overdue!
DH just made me home made soup, yummy!
Congratulations weejo and Ispy, and a little bit !
I'm feeling really over-emotional today, is that a sign of anything starting? Please?
Checking in. I want my baby to come NOW!
Aurelia was born at 10.36 this morning and weighs 5lb 14oz.
Got to hospital and was 9cm dilated!
Au natural but with a small cut to ease her out.
Will fill u later on the details
Still she'll shocked!
Congratulations bella welcome to the world Aurelia
Just thrown up my lunch, that will help my blood sugars
emily I know it must be hard, but just keep trying. I have the opposite problem, when dcs come back from XH they have shocking manors for 2-3 days until I can
beat it into them nag them that they have to be polite. Is your growth scan for gd?
Wow bella 9 cm! Looking forward to hearing the story! Congratulations and such a beautiful name
Emily my SD does this too, cos she is allowed to at home. She has a couple of warnings then tea goes in the bin. Harsh maybe but its so annoying, and if its something she really likes she manages not to do it.
Congrats to all the births. And those who are feeling like its never going to end, our time will come. Let's hope that some people remember to come and check the antenatel thread too.
Congratulations bella. Gorgeous name
stacey not GD just big!
Ha ha! pmg the shock on their faces if I threw dinner in the bin would be priceless!
Another baby!, this is a lucky thread.... Well done bella
We warn her when she gets given her food and about 5 times after that so she knows its coming. It usually starts tears and grumpy faces, but if you are going to say that's what you will do, then you have to see it through. I think its only gone in the bin twice and dessert got missed once. But at 9 she should know better.
Wow another! Congratulations Bella! Lovely name and another girl!
So we're looking out for stabby pains then?!
Nada here but we've decided to enjoy the peaceful carpeted, warm, builder and puke free weekend and I was allowed an early asda pot xmas tree as long as it was kept minimilistic and gonna whack a chicken in the oven now then make stock n soup etc tomorrow (slight ulterior motive that best laid plans bring a baby on but also a semi child free xmas wknd )
Congratulations Bella . Seems like today is a popular birthday!
Still slightly in shock but in a really good way. After the curry, we ended up leaving out the romance as I fancied a long soak in the bath instead. I wasn't in pain at this point though. I went to bed but started getting some tightenings which were getting quite painful and more frequent. By 1 am, I just couldn't sleep so decided to get up for a bit and sat on the ball watching random music channels for about half an hour. The tightenings got more intense so got DH out of bed too. We started timing them and realised they were coming every two minutes. DH said we should ring the ward, but I kept saying leave it until I'd had one more. Eventually, he insisted as I was making the same noises as when DS was born. Even after I'd called, I was still convinced I wasn't getting the mws out of bed for nothing.
The mws arrived and said they would just observe things for a bit. After a few more contractions, she examined me and I was 4/5cm with bulging membranes. I used the TENS until the pool was ready (had a complete kerfuffle with the hose but sorted it in the end). When I got in, things seemed to slow down a little bit - still having quite bad contractions but they weren't lasting that long. Just chatted to the mws in between about work and stuff, was all really relaxed. They monitored Nathaniel every 15 minutes, but it didn't seem obtrusive and they kept saying he was very happy.
Got out to use the loo and had a show. After that, I got back in the pool and the contractions started becoming more frequent and intense. I started shouting a bit and got a really strong sense of pressure down below. I grabbed onto DH and heard the mw say something about membranes.The next thing I knew there was a burning sensastion with a really strong urge to push and his head was out! I then had to make sure that I kept my bottom under the water and in the next push he came out completely. I lifted him up and he looked at me straight away. He also reached out for me.
We got out of the pool and he latched on really quickly. The placenta came out without the injection too and I didn't need any stitches. Think the total length of recorded labour was three hours twenty minutes.
DS slept through the whole thing, and came down about an hour later to meet his little brother. DM had been upstairs with him just in case, so Nathaniel got to meet grandma too.
Now we're just having a lovely chilled-out Saturday but with a wonderful new eddition.
Sorry for extremely long rambling post, but just wanted to write everything down when it is still fresh in my mind.
Wow congratulations to all the new babies! (and their families..)
Just been down to farm shop for goodies and a very stiff walk, which resulted in internal abuse in protest from the crumb.
Clarella would love to see your minimalist tree! we're waiting till next weekend - dd is Dec 15th - but house rules are baubles and beads only, (absolutely NO tinsel), red, white and black. How much of a cliche can you get??
Sounds like you had a great labour & birth Ispy, well done!!
ISpy that's a lovely birth story
Congratulations to weejo, ispy, bella, anyone else today??? quite an extraordinary rush to the exit for the 1st day of our month, let's hope they keep coming thick and fast.
ispy thank you for the birth story - it gives us all hope that it can be that smooth!
Congratulations bella,ispy and weejo 3 babies already on this thread cant believe it ispy your labour soumds just like i want mine to be complete with the dd's being able to meet new sibling asap
Should be wonderful new addition - d'oh! Thanks everyone for all the lovely messages.
Aww ispy that made me cry very emotional today with start shopping pains in my Gandhi hurry up bean!
Hahahahahahaha in my fanjo not my ghandi my phone loves autocorrect!
Ispy fantastic birth story, sounds like things went relatively smoothly. Great that your home birth all turned out ok in the end with your mum staying.
brooke that is a fantastic auto correct!
Yay, another bambino! Congratulations Bella, wow 9cm that's good going!
Fabulous story ispy!
That is strict utop, good job they don't make bahaus utility matt grey decorations! Ours is of the lazy-minimalist school - warm lights and a star if I can be arsed to make one !
Oh, forgot to say before, congratulations bella! Three babies in one day! Hope you're having a lovely relaxing time together.
ispy lovely birth story, thank you for sharing.
Congrats ~ispy weejo & bella. wot a lot of babies in one day. No news from me although not due until next sat and as both my others were 12 days overdue i am, not holding my breathe. Must admit tho i am now getting very uncormfortable and my back is in agony a lot. Hope everyone else is ok as well.
Congratulations Bella What a beautiful name. Are the girls going to start catching up to the boys now?
Great news Spotty Hope he continues to improve.
I know this is my third baby and I should know, but what colour should a show be? I've been losing plug all day and it varies from brown to pink tinged. I've never had one before labour before, so don't really know what to expect.
brook that did make me laugh!
Congratulations to weejo, ispy and Bella. Looks like we're going to have a very busy thread this time.
I had a huge lunch/early dinner now I'm in lots of pain. Spent a long time trying to get the car seat in the car so hoping we get a few more attempts at fitting it before I go into labour. Don't have my own car so just need to invite as many people as possible over!
We have only just sorted out how car seat goes in last 2 hours myday! Good job he's late eh?!
Congrats I Spy, Weejo and Bella.
3 in one day!
My boiler was fixed yesterday.....and has just stopped working again. Hospital bag now carefully packed just in case (prev was cobbled together). Oh well at least Take me Out is on later!!
Congratulations Bella - good things coming in threes!
Thanks Ispy for you entry, a wonderful read, sounds like the perfect birth
I still have no idea how our car seat base fits the car, but whilst the back seat is still covered in suitcases from our time away last week, I won't be getting the car seat anywhere near the car!
Wow! What a day! Congratulations bella, weejo and ispy. Wonder who will be next..
I was inspired by all the curry talk yesterday and had a take-out but no activity, no braxtons, no show, no nothing!
Glad to hear felix is making progress spotty
Been out all day and now exhausted. Hairdressers first thing so won't send lo into shock when he/she arrives, then onto oxford st. I know, I know it was crazy but only went into 2 shops for specific items.
Your autocorrect is on top form emily
Go on honey spill, I love a good mil rant!
Quick brain scan done and all looks clear but going to do more detailed one tomorrow. His sugar levels dropped a bit with the big milk increases so they're just going to slow it down a bit but hopefully he'll be off the glucose by tomorrow. Poor dd has an ear infection but loves the doctors set Felix bought her
Hoping for more baby news in the morning my bet is with....... kate although I've not had a show before (not that I've seen) that's what it sounds like to me!
After crying and saying we'd hurt her feelings by saying we weren't having overnight stays till we're used to Dash and we offered to pay for her to stay overnight somewhere tonight but she's
a manipulating cow a difficult woman who liked to make a point so on Tuesday she said shed sort somewhere to stay. Yesterday she phoned DH to say she had a cold and might not come then phoned back ad said she would be getting the train (derby to Newcastle then to our town) and arriving at 12 and leaving at 4. This was obviously to make us feel guilty about not staying despite he fact we'd offered to sort her out somewhere to stay. Also loads of trains to Newcastle are off because of the weather. She then phoned in tears to say her train was delayed and didn't know what time she'd get in and would miss her connection. I phoned her back and said of she got a taxi from Newcastle I'd pay for it. To which she hung up the phone. She had obviously got the difficult train expecting us to say to stay over. She eventually arrived, took Dash for a cuddle (I didn't get him back for 3 hours even when he was crying to be fed), ignored the lunch we'd done and virtually ignored me. DH tried to make conversation but she was being really difficult. Despite us explaining clearly, a number of times, our feelings an our reasons behind the not having people to stay policy she said 'so if I come up before Christmas will I be allowed to stay here?' (She hasn't been invited, she just assumes we want to see here). DH explained our reasoning again and said she was welcome to come up but we still wouldn't be having people stay. She took the hump and made some little digs and commented on my weight (she is very aware I've had eating problems and that the whole pregnancy weight thing was hard for me) and claimed we hadn't told her a load of stuff that we had and complained that we put pictures of Dash on Facebook but she can't see them (if it mean that much to her surely shed just sign up to FB?) DH walked her to the station and she had some more digs. He came home fuming and pretty much ready to cut her out of our lives completely as he is still trying to make everything all about her when we have a new baby to think about which is infinitely more important. (She has always been able to manipulate DH into doing things her way and making her centre of the universe)
This doesn't actually sound that bad written down but it was awful and the stress has also effected my milk
Sorry, epic post. But I really needed to vent.
If she hasn't been trying to make a point she could have come up by car -like she normally does and would have been quicker because of trains being off because of landslides earlier in the week. She could have had thee evening and a nice meal with us, stayed at the B and B down the road and seen us tomorrow morning but instead tried to make a feel guilty anf only succeeded in pissing us off and possibly angering DH so much that she won't be seeing us for some time
Spotty - good to hear Felix is continuing to make progress.
Honey - hope you're ok. Feel free to rant away.
DS seems to be taking to hos big brother role really well. He was present during a meconium poo-splosion, and it didn't put him off. He kept handing me cotton wool and seems to have got a tad obsesed about when the next poo will be! Only problem is he is still insisting on calling DS2 (feels random typing that) the name he'd picked, which is different to the one we've chosen. Although it is a nice name, there were a few reasons we felt we couldn't use it and Nathaniel does suit him more. Maybe he can just have a special nickname from his big bro .....
Not meaning to be rude but havent had chance to catch up but needed to ask some advice baby seems to have been quiet today and have felt worried but has hicups now is that classed as movement when counting?
Hiccups aren't counted as movement ellie. Have you tried cold drink/stair climbing etc?
Yeah honey will try again who do i call if its night and im worried
We wanted to know how the car seat fitted so the taxi driver wasn't waiting ages for us to sort it on coming home day. We don't know if anyone with a car will be over again before I give birth so took the chance while we had it.
honey sounds like an awful day with MIL and she wouldn't be invited back to my house without an apology and an attitude change. At least your DP is on side with her being a bitch.
ispy Ds1 sounds adorable helping you out!
ellie call the labour ward at this stage if your worried, if they're not the right people they should transfer you to someone who can help. I also find something sugary gets mine going after a still day.
Call your Labour unit at your hospital - your midwife should have given you a number.
If you don't know it, I would call the general number for the hospital and ask to be put through.
Good luck and try not to worry. Also try sugary drinks - cold water does nothing for my baby, but a hot chocolate is usually more successful.
Honey, that sounds totally shit and manipulative. She is creating a rod for her own back. Focus on your baby and your husband -
She is responsible for her own choices.
honey your mil sounds like a right old cow! talk about cut off your nose
I will call labour ward thanks ladies not sure about sugary drink with gd
Mine also goes mad for cheesy, but that could just be baby taking after mummy. Hope you get some reassurance from the labour ward.
Oops, sorry Ellie - forgot you have GD. You can also try lying over on your left side.
Well done for sticking to your guns Honey. She sounds nasty and manipulative and personally I would probably tell her to fuck off or deal with it!
Honey I would expect that kind of behaviour from my personality disorder patients, and they would not get away with it. I agree with Emily, cutting off her nose to spite her face!!!
ISpy your DS sounds gorgeous, there are a lot of very odd nicknames in DHs family, but they are wonderful!
Spotty glad Felix's scan came back clear.
For the first time in weeks, I'm not angry at being pregnant, but I think that's because all my hostility is directed at my virus, which has now given me a raised temperature. How do you know if you have a chest infection?
Congratulations bella, weejo and ispy
You must all be over the moon to be snuggling your little ones!
Having a shit day,
Went to hospital at 10.00 for a CTG monitor, baby was very inactive so instead of being hooked up to the machine I was on it for over 1 hour,
Thought they might keep me in but they eventually seemed happy with his heart beat and let me come home,
Got home at lunch time, had blazing fekkin row with DH cos he got slightly drunk last night, and today he was just wanting to crash and do nothing when there is so much that I wanted to done, (38wks on Tuesday) so I took myself off out to the shops and left DH in charge of DS,
Came home to the house looking like a bomb had gone off and DH saying to me "we'll (meaning me) will tidy tomorrow!! (Not my effin mess and I've done enough today, I feel sore below and emotionally wrung out)
Now sitting/lying in bed, doing kick counter on baby,
And he's being really slow/lazy
Have only felt about 5 definite kicks in just over 1 hour,
Think there have been squirms but I'm now a paranoid wreck!
Just want him OUT NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Have made up with DH who is very apologetic and knows he was a total tit last night and today, but now he's taken himself off to the spare bed "to give me time to be still and quiet to feel baby incase we need to go to hospital again tonight - which translates in to - he's gone to have a sleep!!!!!
Congratulations to everyone who has had their babies, I tried to read all of the last thread but fell asleep. I promise to catch up properly soon.
....so I think I'm having contractions. I have felt horrific all day, went nauseous and had adrenaline rushes a couple of hours ago and my back has been hurting on and off. About two minutes ago I had quite a painful tightening across my tummy. Got the timer out.
ellie I hope everything's ok with LO. If you have to try a sugary drink it's not going to be the end of the world with regards to the gd. But I echo others labour ward is best.
Well I've had a few pains but after a bath they seem to have gone. I think in going to have to ignore all signs until it's definately happening.
Bless ds1 ispy, love the idea of a big brother name
Baby Strawberry by the morning
Ooh we may have a strawberry pip by the morning!
That's rubbish Alison maybe initiate the cleaning tomorrow n then have a funny turn which means
DH has to finish it without you
Strawberry good luck if it is labour, how exciting.
The top of my bump has been really painful all day, it feels like I've pulled a muscle right in the centre.
X-post earlier Honey - agree that she sounds totally manipulative and her behviour is the last thing you need.
Ellie - hope you're ok. Agree best to get things checked out to be on the safeside.
Alison - sorry to hear about your shit day. Fx tomorrow is better.
Sounds promising Strawberry - similar to how I started.
Good luck strawberry if things are happening!
alison hope you feel better - make him do the housework tomorrow!
ellie hope everything is ok
honey its good that your dh agrees she is being unreasonable - hope she keeps her distance for a while.
Christmas tree up presents wrapped aannnnd relax!
Just back from labour ward had trace anf all is ok just have a lazy baby today i guess
spotty glad things with felix are looking good and scan came back clear fx for same results tomorrow
honey your ml sounds like a nightmare like you say she could have haf a lovely trip to visit if she wasnt being so UR thanks god dh agrees with you though
strawb good luck if things are getting going.
We had a lovely christmassy start to december christmas fair this morning then lights switch on this eve and going out for family christmas dinner tomorrow cant wait would quite like baby to arrive on monday so might try some romance tomorrow night and if that fails going to set off walking on mon and not stop till something happens
Glad you got checked out and all is ok ellie.
Thanks everyone - DH does generally give his mum the benefit of the doubt, even when she is being unreasonable so the fact he's admitting to being pissed off says a lot but its good to hear other people's views! We're def considering changing Christmas plans fr going to hers to the 3 of us staying put on our own. If it wasn't for DH's grandparents that's deg what we'd be doing. Still may.
Spotty good news on Felix.
Honey your mil sounds like really hard work, but agree with others it sounds like your dh is onside - she's only shooting herself in the foot.
V impressed with everyone getting trees sorted; was planning to do ours next weekend which is a week before dd - is that naive? Still need to finalise presents, wrap and write cards next week too...
Arrgh, just noticed the new thread, thought things were quiet over there!! Heartburn horrendous tonight and run out of gaviscon so I literally feel like I'm dying.
Also getting weird scraping pains inside the front of my bump right at the bottom- is it the baby's head scraping on my pelvis do we think?
Wide awake and early for the 4am club really do miss a good nights sleep on my belly
Could be terry - I get sharp shooting pains if I walk too much or sit cross legged for too long which I'm sure is baby's head on cervix so maybe it feels different for everyone.
utopian I'm never this organised always lash minute dash for Christmas presents but I've been off work for so long I've got things done earlier this year
I'm still awake too
Heartburn and my rib is really giving me gyp, plus I vomited ( because of the heartburn) about half an hour after I'd taken paracetamol for the rib, so i don't think i got the best from those ones
I'm waiting till I can take another set, maybe ill be able to sleep, maybe not because of the heartburn
Doesn't sound good - not long now for the rest of us!
Morning. We brought Zach home today which was amazing. But I think he has a malfunction that you only discover when you get the item home from the store. He WILL NOT SETTLE to sleep tonight except for on one of our chests. He also soiled a nappy, which I changed a few minutes ago because I thought that was what was stopping him sleeping, him screaming the whole while because he doesnt like being unclothed, but then he INSTANTLY soiled the clean nappy. I've not had 90 minutes' unbroken sleep since my labour that left me somewhat in shock, but my husband has just possibly done the best thing ever by sending me to sleep in another bedroom so that he'll sort out the boy and do the 5.15am feed. (I can't face trying to get zach on the breast in the night yet - there's work to be done to get him to take a proper latch at all as he had to have formula at the start to stabilise his blood sugars).
Those of you with kids - please tell me he'll settle and that this gets easier?!
Can't you just send little Zach back to the workshop to get his 'sleep' switch fixed?
Isn't that how babies work?
Morning 4amers, I have no advice to offer seconds PFB here too, but hopefully it'll get easier as his tummy gets bigger and he can sleep a little longer. How are your sugars now? Did they go straight back to normal?
I'm up for toast, hunger pangs were keeping me awake.
mamapo yes that's what I need to do. He worked fine in "demonstration mode" but not once I got him home.
willyule my sugars haven't snapped straight back, although they've been ok - probably generally a bit lower. i haven't had anything sweet yet though. However I was told that I'd get a letter for an appointment for another glucose test in 6 weeks time and that I was to eat a normal diet in the interim, not a GD diet, and not to test my sugars. That's not stopping me doing some testing now and again though as I have a week or so worth of strips left.
Yep, there's no way I wouldn't test mine in your position, too nosey. Hope they settle down for you soon. I had a korma tonight and earned myself my highest ever reading (10.2), have had to bin the leftovers to stop me eating them tomorrow!
Congrats ispy and weejo
honey your mil sounds like a right cow...so glad DP is with you on this.
Well I have a baby daughter!
Labour was eventful! I had a curry, slightly hotter than I'd usually have the night before, and then was woken at 1145 feeling a bit crampy. Thought it was the curry but wasn't easing and I kept getting up. By 230 i had an inckling they might be contractions and I woke DP who grumpily suggested I phoned hospital. They didn't seem to concerned and said possibly early stages, try to sleep (!) paracetamol, hot drink and bath. Took paracetamol but kept having to get up as v windy. Cldnt sleep. Sent DP back to sleep as he was useless! Measuring contractions but a bit all over the plan (prob with the wind in hindsight) still wasn't convinced I was in labour though. Had a little gush of water as i got off loo but thought cld be wee tmi! By 530 I was getting tearful as they were getting stronger and woke DP who put me in a bath and complained his tummy hurt from the curry too!!! He looked at my contraction timer history and diagnosed they were all over the place and doubted it was labour!!! Ended up calling hospital again who eventually suggested coming in to 'just be checked out!'
Arrived at hospital after wanting to punch DP ( I do love him really!) was so busy that they couldn't examine me for 40 mins when they did they said I was 9cm dilated. DP lifted his jaw up off the floor lol!
From then on it was gas and air but then they transferred me to labour delivery suite (I was MW lead unit) as LO heartbeat was dropping luckily amazing MWs said with me whole time. Turned out she was back to back! Had 1 small cut to ease delivery but other than that it was great!
DP had a funny turn during delivery as he hadnt eaten or drunk and they made him put his head between his knees lol! Then he stood eating a biscuit standing down 'that end' wile she was crowning!!! Imagine imprinted!!!
Aurelia is gorgeous all her newborn size clothes swamp her though! She has a small tongue tie which they're not overly concerned about. Latched on and we've been bf ok. Decided to stay overnight at MW led unit as they said why not! Just to build my confidence up with feeding etc.
Oh and it's surprising how quickly you forget about the birth!
Thank you all for your well wishes!
strawberry you next?
Aw how lovely Bella, I can't believe you got to 9cm before going in. Glad to hear you're both doing well. You'll have to send DP out for some tiny baby sizes
bella Aurelia is an absolutely beautiful name. And your labour sounds really positive. (and you now have ammo against your DH forever! )
Well I slept 11.30-1.40, then got almost straight back and just woke up. I feel so refreshed, it's the longest sleep I've had in months!
Congratulations, Bella and Aurelia
Honey, sounds like you and dp have the measure of her. Think of it as practice for the toddler years
Seconds, mine did that. I think there's a testing period before the fault gradually sorts itself out. I slept 3 single hours then a bout of over 2 last night, all with R in the crib
stacey I had a good nights sleep the night before I had her...you never know!
spotty I forgot to say good luck today with Felixs second scan fx all clear. Routing for you!
Wow Bella sounds like a great, if a little shocked, birth!
Today is the day, at six days old, I get to put baby to boob! I've been told he might not do anything but he loves his dummy so fingers crossed! He was rooting a bit yesterday when I was holding him (whilst also looking very fearful of my massive boob!)
Wonder if baby strawb has arrived yet!
Thanks Bella he looks a bit of a dude at the moment as his hair is wonderfully styled with the gel they use with the scanner!
bella that's a great birth story! (and lovely name)
spotty good luck for the scan - have brilliant mental image of Felix with hipster hairstyle!
strawb hoping for pip news soon - there have been rafts of babies on the the thread now and only one from our nct group with three overdue..
Lovely birth story bella very impressed with everyone getting to 9 cm! LOVE the name too.
Aww good luck spotty best of luck. FX Felix loves the boob. He sounds like he's really doing brilliantly.
I have a good feeling about kate and strawb <waits in anticipation for news>
Oh and forgot to say honey MiL sounds like a right cow and really hope something gets sorted
or someone shoots her in the head
I thought it could be my turn last night, after a curry and some 'action' was having quite regular contractions pains and loads of annoying poo trips, but about 3ish I must have fallen asleep and now nothing. Not even a twinge.
bella I wish, I doubt it though. Sods law and all that. Lol.
spotty good luck with the bf, I'm sure Felix will love your huge boobs soon.
<whispers> I had 4 squares of dark (70%) chocolate last night, and it didn't screw my sugars up! It was beautiful!
Hope felix enjoys boob spotty
Bella - that's a lovely birth story. Congrats again.
Seconds - it does get better! DS1 just wouldn't be put down at first. He then started to sleep in his carrycot (most enclosed thing we had) before moving onto his cradle. The non-putdownable bit seemed like ages at the time, but think it was only a couple of weeks max. I reckon they just take a little while to adjust to being separate from us.
Huge catch up...
Hope you're ok today honey and mil s behaviour doesn't cloud today for you <hugs>
Glad all is ok ellie - re walking don't do what I did and exhaust yourself, I'm still recovering from my mammoth any stairs I can find in newcastle mission on thurs! (Admittedly only a few days after gastric bug but still!!)
Lol faulty toy analogy seconds and best wishes for the next
18 years few days! Seriously, lovely to hear he's back at home
Fab birth story bella!
Had the most relaxing Saturday in months - no shifting furniture for various work men or unpacking / re packing boxes in diff places incase lo arrives. We bunged up tree, threw lights on, cooked a chicken, watched brave, factor and live at the apollo, then I slept reasonably ok (quite a few cramps in night but basically result of greedy pigging out) and dh didn't but it's because he's too excited to meet lo, bless! So glad it wasn't due to all the other worries over the last 9 months. So sort of felt like xmas day randomly.
Oh I did get stabby pains while making gravy.
Going to find a country house/garden to meander about
Come on ministrawb!
Hope today nicer for you too alison and he makes it up to you
I think my body temp thermostat is buggered. Everyone else in church are wearing jumpers and coats and I am down to jeans and a vest top!
Felix's breathing is bad again and he might have to go back on CPAP they also said he had a funny turn in the first 24 hours which could have been a fit, nice of them to mention it now. One step forward three steps back......
Oh spotty focus in the fact he is in the best place and they can act very quickly on what they find. So sorry it feels like a backwards step.
Big hug Spotty, just focus on the fact that they're looking after him though
I feel awful today, like I may throw up at any moment. Is there anything I can take to settle my stomach at all?
Oh Spotty, sending lots of positivity to you.
Willyule back to the ginger tea/biscuits and dry crackers!
Ginger nuts and crackers are on the GD no go list. I may have to send DP for sugar free ginger ale. Wish 2 o'clock would come already so we can get the viewers out of the way and I can just lie around moaning in peace!
Get some nice whole grain crackers willyule you can get some yummy ones they should be fine for you?
Oh and thanks for all the nice messages I'm feeling really sad but dp will be here in two and a half hours to pick me up so I can concentrate on not crying at home in peace instead
Hugs spotty, hope Felix picks up very soon.
Thinking of you too Spotty. You've been so brave and positive but a good weep will prob do you good.
Love to little Felix too.
Definitely treat yourself to a good cry Spotty I hope felix starts to feel a little better soon
Let yourself cry, Spotty, those hormoned need a release <3
Baby very quiet today, evenings are normally activity time so going to wait until then and if still quiet I'll phone labour ward (and end up in triage).
I always feel better after a good cry spotty we're all wishing Felix well and in sure he'll be feeling better soon. In the mean time, let it all go x
Thinking of you and Felix spotty
Great birth story Bella!
I was a bit busy yesterday, like you ellie the bean was V quiet evening Fri and yesterday morning. I rang my MW and she said basically pop to the hospital and get them do to a trace. At the hospital they were all really lovely and the bean is fine. They also did a quick ultrasound; of course while there the bean perked up and kept kicking the monitors for the trace and then the Dr's ultrasound thingy .
The bean was then very busy all evening and today has been doing his usual yoga moves
spotty I think a cry is absolutely justified! I've sobbed all over DP a couple of ties while pregnant (which drives me nuts because I don't even know why I'm crying) but having him give me a cuddle and just letting me cry has been fab honestly god I really am a nutter aren't I?? Well normal for pregnancy (I hope <gulp>) but it does make me feel a little like a nutter...
Had a completely irrational cry earlier, saw what I thought was a used condom in the kitchen bin (DH has never given me any reason to be suspicious, and I'm not the jealous type) cue hysterical crying before realising it was the cling film off my soup oops!
It's you lot who are going to make me cry with all your soppy messages
He is now off the glucose drip fingers crossed his sugar levels stay up!
I don't think I can take much more of this good news/bad news!
Kate and Strawb must be busy pushing/snuggling newborns I reckon!
Hope seconds has managed to get an hours kip?
Oh spotty I have everything crossed for you guys - hopefully you'll get your unlimited cuddles with him soon.
bella CONGRATULATIONS!! Aurelia is one of my favourite girls names - it was definitely on my list for if I'd been having a girl.
I did indeed get to sleep from about 4.30 - 8.30, at which point my alarm went off for the next feed and I initially thought the teddy bear in the bed with me was the baby and I was wondered why my husband had out the baby into bed with me. That sleep has left me feeling so much better (although prob a large part due to adrenaline from being happy to be home). And ... My milk seems to be in, and this morning Zach took the boob without griping or holding out for the bottle, not for long but a start, and this afternoon he had almost half an hour! Not all via a perfect latch, I'm sure, but such a relief (until it hurts in a couple of days...). I'm still giving him formula top ups as I don't know how much milk he's actually getting, but I hope to be able to phase that out especially as I've now got a breast pump.
Half an hour is excellent, we only do 45-60 here and that includes fussing and winding. Keep persevering
Spotty, it's such a roller coaster
spotty thinking of you and Felix, hope you start to see some improvement in him soon.
I'm not pushing! Feel much the same as yesterday, plug still coming away and erratic pains. I'm very emotional today and keep crying, PIL are here and though lovely, I could do without it.
...ing of you and Felix.
Still no news from strawb?
spotty hope you get lots of cuddles soon
Awful day for me a very close family friend has been very ill - he has a brain tumour and lung cancer so we knew time was limited. Turns out he fell down some stairs on Thursday and broke 5 ribs and punctured his lungs, nobody told me as they didnt want to upset me being close to labor, dad called me today as doubtful he's going to make it through the night so have been up the hospital with my family to say goodbye. Really wanted him to meet our little bean before he went and he won't get to now. Life is very cruel sometimes isn't it...
So sorry Brooke . Thinking of you.
So sorry to hear that brooke life indeed is unfair sometimes
Hi everyone and congrats to those you now have their babies. spotty my ds2 was in scbu for a while and I spent nearly the whole time an emotional wreck, it's a horrible helpless time.
kate I'm much the same still losing my 'plug' and having erratic pains so just hopeful that it's all doing something and when it finally happens it'll be a much shorter labour! (that's the plan anyway) but. Feel very premenstrual, very bad tempered and emotional so who knows??
I'm still in no rush to meet baby though feel very relaxed about things except that everyone else seems to have forgotten that they can talk to me about normal everyday things and instead feel the need to say things like 'oo still here then' or ' ah still hanging on' I want a sign round my neck saying I still have 10 days to go til due date!!! Rant over
So sorry Brooke best wishes and hugs.
It Does sound like Kate, cod and strawb are next....
41 weeks tomorrow
Hi everyone, hope u all ok.
My pram finally arrived yest and it's now up and running, really stressed me out as DP just sat n watched rugby !!
Thought it seemed wobbly tho so made DP take me down to mothercare to check if those were same! They were it's very snazzy!!
So sorry brooke. Life is indeed very cruel sometimes. Hugs and hoping you're doing ok.
Really sorry to hear that Brooke, I'm glad you got to go and see him but its a shame he won't get to meet your DC
Just checking in to say spotty and brooke dh and i are thinking of you..
brooke so sorry to hear your news.
cod I feel exactly the same as you!
brooke such sad news for you, I'm so sorry.
hormonal I do things like putting the pram up myself because having DP there stresses me out! There may have been shouting when he wouldn't listen when I told him how to put ours down!
I've been having constant periody cramps for two days now, hoping its nothing because this would be the worst week for him to make an appearance. Putting our Christmas tree up to distract me from the cramps, had to send DP out for emergency paper clips for the baubles! This is our second Christmas as a couple and the first with a tree so I'm quite excited! I've not had a tree since 2008 due to living in small houses with no spare space and its really lovely to be unwrapping baubles I've not seen in so long that are from mine and my mums first Christmas in our own house when I was little.
Every year I say I'm going to buy a new tree (old one smells funny, bitch to put together and the ex bought it) yet I put it up again every year, swear at it then cover it in far too much flammable tinsel! Just disappointed the babies will all be too young to enjoy their first Christmas.
Still feeling a bit funny, had a churny stomach since I got up and I've been having crampy feelings since 1ish. Baby's still high, & im only just 37w so I don't think he's on his way or anything. I hope I haven't got a bug. Might try a bath
We're going to put the cot together and decorate the nursery tomorrow! Exciting
egg I bought mine after Christmas last year in the awesome sale a local garden centre have knowing we'd have space for it now. Got more than 50% off!
Oh brooke how sad, thinking of you.
Glad to hear all these quiet beans are all ok.. I've been having so many less movements its so unnerving, if it happens anymore I might phone up.
Just thought I would try out Medela pump.. So far so good! Is it worth keeping what I get? (Everything was sterilised) just freeze it? How do you defrost it wen you need it? Feeling a bit funny now is this normal?
Oh kate I thought you had done it. Still though I feel it's days away, anytime now
Brooke, sorry to hear your news, life really is shitty and very cruel at times!!
Spotty I hope little Felix is doing better now,
Glad everyone's LO's are being more active today.
And good luck to all those thinking they may close!!
After my totally shitty day yesterday, I went to bed last night and kept waking up to see if I could feel baby.
He was moving but VERY slowly, anyway this morning DH came to me with breakfast in bed, and this afternoon let me sleep while he looked after DS, cleaned and tidied the house and came back from the shops with a bunch of flowers and a new little cuddly for baby.
He was full of apologies and can see why i was so pissed off at him,
Hate it when we row I was so emotional yesterday today i feel much calmer,
Have another appointment tomorrow to see about the low amniotic fluid and hopefully get a date to be induced, I'll be 38 wks on Tuesday so I can't see what their problem would be!
is it going to be a non baby day?
My knuckles are bleeding from having to wash my hands so much
Thank you for all your kind words - had a good old cry and a bath and feeling better- just wish bean had been earlier but wasn't meant to be!
Officially decided that pineapple is not going to make baby come any quicker - I've ate 2 today and nothing not even the shits
Spotty, make sure you moisture well. Some hospitals have antibac moisturiser next to the soap/
Thinking of you both spotty and brooke
Spotty you can get moisturising hand wash from simple. Dd has this or her knuckles bleed when she washes her hands too much.
LO moving a bit more now and getting low level back ache and tummy tightenings every half hour or so. Maybe my 2 weeks is starting today?! Lol
brooke I think I read somewhere once you'd need to eat 6 or 7 pineapples in a day for it to make a baby come.
may friend drank pinapple juice and that worked, or was it going to happen anyway?
6 or 7 ?!!! No chance of that I don't even like it haha
Spotty my sister swears by L'occitane hand cream (she's a nurse so washes hand obsessively and uses lots of alcohol scrub) it's pricey but does the job.
Thought I was having contractions, but it was Shrimpy pressing down on my bladder, I am never going to be on time!
I too heard you'd have to eat a ridiculous amount of pineapples to get any effect. I think it's the same with most of these remedies, basically they only seem to work because we try them when the baby's supposed to be coming anyway.
I thought something was happening yesterday evening, every 15 minutes at one point, but it's stopped now .
DH is now doing the Christmas decorations while I bark orders at him from the sofa!
Sorry for your sad news Brooke.
cookies I've just bought a medela pump. The hospital recommended it and I had a go on their industrial-sized one to see if I got on with it. I'm going to give it a go tonight.
which medela did you get seconds?
Are we meant to be expressing milk before baby comes? seems a lot of you are
emily I'm expressing because of my gestational diabetes. Babies blood sugars can crash after birth and breast milk is best to help them regulate them. I wouldn't have otherwise tbh. Although now I can get 5ml pretty easily. So hopefully I'll be able to express easily when the baby's here.
Pains all stopped yawn bored of this!
Ew I really achy at the bottom of my bump. It's like all the ligaments are stretching. Anyone else get this?
He's had both boobs and is now back on the first. 1.5 hours and counting. Where the fuck is it going?! He's far too small to fit that much milk in, surely?!
Maybe I spoke too soon about the pineapple - sharp pains that ate getting worse for the past 2 hours, baby is unusually really active and diahorea (sp) hmmmm
Good luckbrooke if things are moving
Good luck brooke fingers crossed.
It might be time brooke good luck!
Well dh and I decided to have a little action to see if that would help and I've now been pacing for the past 2 hrs. Pains don't seem to be regular but I'm having so much pressure down below when they do come. I'm now at the do I or don't I ring delivery? I think I may give it 20 mins and see what happens.
Although with the way things have been going they'll go off again soon!
Good luck cod and brooke
I've still not rang. Tightenings seem to be every 10 mins but not getting any worse at the mo so see how it goes. I have a feeling I'm going to be pretty tired tomorrow!
cod,brooke hope things are happening for you. Im here in the 4am club for the first time pretty sure im not in labour but been awake more thannonce an hour from 1am due to tightenings had a wee every time and managed to drop back off but not sure why ive needed so many wee's usually just one during the night any way now jave an ache in bottom right of my back but think thats likely to be from all tossing and turning ive done tonight
Good luck folks! Nothing happening here, particularly not sleep- soooo tired!
Hope something happening for some.
Good luck COD & Brooke, hope things are moving for you both!
Ellie & Saphie hope you managed to get back to sleep
Bloody noisy neighbour!!!!!!!!!!!!
I just woke to what sounded like someone in my house, banging doors, walking round down stairs,
Off course I jumped out of bed to listen (DH still snoring his pipes off)
Then the adrenaline started to pump even though by this point I was almost certain it was no longer in our house,
Woke DH and told him, he reassured me that it wasn't someone in our house, (by lying in bed and listening)
He's now back asleep and I'm a paranoid adrenaline pumped wreck!!!
He's now checked downstairs!
No one there!
Hopefully i can switch off and sleep now!
wow things are happening ... hope its ramping up for you cod and brooke. and welcome to the new arrivals!
pidj it's amazing how much they can drink. Don't worry, they don't feed like that forever!
alison i hope the fluid level testing goes okay and you managed some more sleep.
sympathies to everyone who is getting on and off again pains, and contractions that die off overnight! I've started to ignore everything, just waiting for induction on Thursday. Only 39 weeks today anyway, so was a bit too hopeful thinking things would kick off before then I think. Can't believe it's only 3 december - so many more babies to come yet!
Argh my alarm didn't go off and I've been seven hours without expressing. It'll be ok this once won't it?? Ouch!
Good luck COD and Brooke!
I'm sure it'll be fine spotty. and yes, ouch!!! I remember when DD started dropping night feeds, I'd wake up soaking wet with weird shaped boobs
At least I got some sleep!
spotty im sure it will be fine hope your not in too much pain though
Cant belive im still awake this is so not like me still having tightenings but varying pain levels and not very close together i am only 37 weeks today though
Thank you for all of the lovely messages and sorry for the delay! We are now home from hospital, we got discharged last night at about 7:30.
Last week was lovely, my Mum was over and we had a great time - with no indications the labour was so imminent! Actually had a bit of drama as went to the MW for 38 week appt & although there was good news in that baby was 2/5 engaged, my blood pressure was a bit high so had to go back and forth to the doctor on Wed, Thurs & Fri...as DH says, no wonder it was high seeng as (unbeknownst to us!) labour was approaching!
On Friday I had no signs whatsoever, no tightenings, no increased BHs, in fact, I had a really busy day. Went to the beautician & got my bikini line done - all the while fretting that it wouldn't "last" until my due date on 10th Dec! Baby went mental during the waxing...probably because I was tensing
what remains of my stomach muscles! After that I walked another half mile or so & then went to meet DH for his little leaving party (Fri was his last day of work) in a pub with some good friends. We were chatting when suddenly I felt (TMI alert) quite wet down below, and I thought "Oh fabulous, more discharge" but then I felt some more & decided I should go to the loo, stood up and there was quite a gush. On the way to the loo it continued to flow and by the time I got upstairs(!) to the ladies my leggings were pretty much soaked through (I did warn you about TMI!) I pretty much knew it was my waters at that stage - clear and sweetish smelling. I went back downstairs after a few minutes & pulled DH aside & said, "Um, we might want to think about going home, my waters have just gone" His wee face was a picture! He was SO excited! At this stage though, I felt perfectly fine and had no pains whatsoever so I urged him to drink the beer he'd just been bought & we stayed & chatted for another 15 minutes or so with our friends - who were all ridiculously excited This was at about 6:30 on Friday evening. Ironically we had planned to go for spicy food after the leaving drinks were over that evening!!
We got a taxi home, during which I started to get a few pains, but nothing more painful than period style cramps. When we got in I started to throw the last few things in my hospital bag, though I was pretty certain we'd be waiting the 24 hours & then going in to stop the risk of infection. Didn't quite turn out that way though! I started to have proper contractions at about 8 o'clock (maybe a bit before) which became quite painful. I found sitting on the loo the only thing that eased them (also, more of my waters were continuing to go). By 8:30 we had to call the hospital as he contractions were every few minutes. At this stage I was also bleeding a bit. They told me to come in straight away.
The taxi journey to the hospital was really bloody painful (speed bumps are the creation of the DEVIL). And by the time we got there I could only really walk a few paces before I had to stop with the pain. We got up to the birth centre though & the little room was lovely and relaxing. We had our own double bed, birth pool, chair for labouring in, pulley system(!) beanbag, etc. We also had Cheryl, our AMAZING midwife without whom I could not have got through it.
She examined me quite quickly and let me know I was already 4 cm which she said was great as my contractions had only started (at that point) about an hour an a half before. She ran the pool for me and I got in - the relief was immense. Unfortunately for me though, the pool slowed things down a lot so I got out at about 11 (I think). When she examined me she discovered the baby was slightly back to back, which explained why my contractions were so painful in my lower back. Up untilthis point I had been using gas & air which helped a bit but not loads - just sort of helped me relax rather than really change the pain. At 11 ish I asked for a painkilling injection (our hospital gives diamorphine) but was told I was pretty much fully dilated and it probably wasn't a good idea as baby would be along very shortly. I was very disappointed about this as I was so exhausted at this point.
Especially as our baby didn't arrive for another 3 ish hours after that! At about 2 o'clock or so we transferred up to the labour ward as baby's heart rate looked like it had dropped a bit after each contraction. I was also pushing so hard with each contraction I had given myself a rather major nosebleed & didn't seem to be getting anywhere with them, in so far as the baby was right on the verge of crowning but we couldn't get her that last little bit. We went upstairs & they got me into the bed and put me in the stirrups (which was NOT what I thought I wanted) but it made all the difference! My pushes became more effective. However, I still required an episiotomy to get the head out. When she gave that to me, I think the baby's head was out in the next push. Next contraction after that, her wee body came out too (which, does hurt a little bit, contrary to what people say I definitely noticed it!)
Our beautiful baby girl was put on my chest & started crying straight away which is the most amazing sound in the world My wonderful, supportive, fantastic husband cut the cord and we were a three We have named her Claudia.
For the after bit - I had the injection & the placenta came out very quickly (they offered me gas and air for that too, which I took and it was marvellous!) They then said that I needed to go to theatre as I had a third degree tear, so had an epidural & was fixed up, which is why we had to stay in hospital until last night. All in all from arriving at the hospital until delivery was 6 hours, although I think I would count my labour as 7 hours as that's when the contractions really got painful at home.
As I type this Claudia is snoozing in her Moses basket and has been for the past hour or so. Breastfeeding is going not too badly, well, nappies are being filled so that's a good thing! I will try and put a photo on later.
I'm really sorry for the mammoth, MAMMOTH post, but it's the first chance I've got and she is dozing beautifully just now so I thought I would take advantage!!
Congratulations to secondsop, ISpy and Bella And thank you all for the lovely, lovely messages
Oh dear God, that really is a mammoth post!! Sorry ladies! Perhaps read in instalments
over the next week.
Congratulations, WeeJo and welcome Claudia
Congratulations to all the December babies and mums arriving! so exciting!
I'm due on the 24th with my first dc, a boy. All very exciting!
Welcome in, Spoony I'm up feeding 2 week old first ds (they let me stay in here for a bit instead of kicking me out to November!)
Name change from queen of Siburbia! I've been off the radar due to no broadband or 3G in new house but trying very hard to keep up
lurk via one bar of phone signal. Back on the wifi now.
I am overjoyed to read about all the new babies popping like peas (hmm, perhaps not that easily!!) in the last couple of threads! It's all so exciting! I loved your description weejo. As a first timer it's great to know everyone's stories, including the 'how it started' bit.
Edd tomorrow for me but despite many
imagined signs, I'm no doubt not going to get this pudding out for a week or two!
clarella Yeay to the builders going & to minimalist tree. My DM insisted on a non Bauhaus/ architectural tree when we were young & gave us DC's free reign. My father grew to love it in the end & tree got huger & huger, 14' one year
even though it looked like Santa had decorated it to punish people with eyes
Thanks for your lovely birth story weejo I really can't wait for mine now welcome baby Claudia jealous of baby snuggles
That was a wonderful read weejo, thank you! Glad you are home now and settling in well.
Hope the house move went well Queen, I used to live in a building called The Hollies, and your name is making me sentimental!
Off to mothercare today to look at the slings/wraps/carriers. DH is keen to use one, and since we have a little of the baby budget left, we thought we would treat ourselves now.
Fab birth story weejo and welcome Claudia, gorgeous name!
I wonder how cod and strawb are getting on?
Aurelia wouldn't stop feeding last night literally on and off for over 5 hours. Finally slept at 2ish and is still fast asleep now yay...! One hungry baby!
Hope everyone is well x
Great birth story weejo - hope you have a lovely first day at home together as a family.
Well, it's my first day on my own with two DC . DH will be taking a week's paternity leave, but there's a really important meeting he needs to be at today. I feel surprisingly calm about it all - DS1 and I are up and dressed, Nathaniel is snoozing, everything is quite chilled...... all obviously going far too well and will be chaos by 11 but think there might be something to be said for just diving in and getting on with it (I hope!)
Lovely story WeeJo hope you're not feeling too sore today.
Ds is a week old today apparently he had a good night but I'm not getting my hopes up for anything it'll probably be bad news by the time I get down there!
I loved reading that weejo! It also reassuring
To rread how 'it all starts' for different people.
Hope the house move has gone well queen - you can maybe join me in the no-man's land of the over 40's!
I've had crampy pains again last night but I'm.pretty convinced it's only ever linked to being greedy.
Hope all is well with Felix spotty <hugs>
FX for you spotty and Felix! Hope you get more snuggles.
Congratulations Weejo! Love the birth story, thank you for sharing.
And welcome spoony.
Hope everyone is having a lovely Monday well as much as possible on a Monday.
I've decided I'm going to have a lovely Monday - I've just realised it's my last as induction is next Monday
Might have chocolate for breakfast!
Spotty really feel for you going to the hospital each day not knowing what the day's gonna bring for your little boy. I would just crumble
No baby here I started having regular tightening after I posted for another hour or so, eventually decided to ring the labor ward and they suddenly just stopped completely? What a tease! I think I lost a bit of my plug though so hopefully won't be too much longer.
spotty hope Felix is ok today
weejo thank you for sharing your birth story, its so nice to read how it starts for some people and your experience. as a first timer it helps me lots!
Spotty I hope today is a good day for you FX . I've had a chocolate croissant and a slice of banana bread for breakfast and now mini egg is wriggling away happily. I didn't feel anything last night and most of this morning So i'm happy now. My first day of mat leave so going to indulge in some Judge Judy
Hope everyone has a good day today and am loving reading all the birth stories. Congratulations!
Spotty - thoughts with you today and I hope Felix is doing well.
40+2 .... Got both DCs home with me today - running around after them might just do the trick.
Awww brooke how disappointing! I wonder why we put ourselves thro this....oh yes a gorgeous little baby
Great story weejo love the birth stories. Can't wait to put mine on!
weejo that's a lovely birth story! Congratulations
spotty fx that everything is good with Felix today.
Well my pains stopped, oh this is boring now!
Well all tailed off at 6ish and I fell asleep until 7:30 so just dropped all 4 ds' off at school and home again for a coffee!
Supposed to be taking dm to pick some jumpers for Xmas so I think I'll do that then come home to sleep before the afternoon school run
Fingers crossed for today spotty. It's horrible not being with them. Hope felix is doing well
weejo lovely birth story and welcome claudia gorgeous name
Happy 41 weeks clarella enjoy your indulgent day
Welcome spoony. My DS1 was due 8th December but showed up at 33 weeks back in October. Luckily the lovely December ladies didn't banish us
weejo thanks for the birth story i enjoyed reading it. You baby girl has a beautiful name
Welcome spoony im also due 24th but this will be dc 3 for me.
Good luck ispyim sure you will be fine. Dh and i have have already discussed that if baby comes early he may still wait till over xmas and new year to take his paternity as would be lovely to have 2 weeks together at christmas.
Well last night i had a few pains/tightenings/bh before going to sleep about midnight then had a few wake me up between falli g asleep and 4am at which point i got up as couldnt sleep anymore and was a bit more painful. Had pains every 8mins or so between 4 and 8 some were quite painful and some were just a hard bump all stopped at 8 when i was busy with dd's and having breakfast managed the school run and popped to the shop for some bits for lunch no pains but a very tender bottom of bump,waist and hips
Just back and relaxing watching tv with dd2 and had another couple of pains now. Would love baby to come today dont think its likely though
Having a wobble about whether Dash is warm enough
thanks to evil MIL after starting off with cardi and hat in the house after coming out of scbu we're now just in a vest and sleepsuit in the house then blanket if in Moses basket and making use of my body heat when snuggling. But mil started piling blankets on him in the house and whrn she was cuddling him saying he looked cold. I'm paranoid about not overheating him but don't want him cold either.
Similarly when we're out and about we normally just add snowsuit and hat as worried a cardi too will be too warm (snowsuit v.warm) am I doing it all wrong? God forbid MIL is right.
Lovely birth story wejo and what a fabulous name choice.
Saturday was certainly a busy day for babies....my friend in RL also gave birth, a week early.
Welcome Spoony. I'm also due 24th with my first, but don't know the flavour.
Honey when your mil had babies they didn't have central heating
or electricity so needed extra blankets!
Honey I think it's really important to trust yourself, can understand that's hard when your
apparently evil MIL undermines your confidence. MW has told me to feel baby's neck and that's a better temperature gauge than hands/feet/face... Bt probably one of the none first timers will be along in a mo to help you out with better advice!
Honey that is something I would worry about in exactly the same situation but you've definitely been doing it all fine till she came so just carry on - and what spotty said too. Will .mw or hv be back? Look at that website again to reassure yourself and also 'looking cold' is not how we measure temperature - the hv said touch is one of the easiest ways to tell including if they're poorly, plus I'm sure I read cool hands are ok. Don't let her get to you!
Well I watched 2 catchup episodes of peep show with nutella on toast and some inane desperate ny hws and now just feel like a slob! Think I'll wash that floor that s been over due to eradicate last memories of builders then actually cobble together some sort of print for xmas cards which will be nice this afternoon. Finding it a bit hard to have a really enjoyable day as missing dh and just a tad bored. (Which I know will be totally the opposite this time next week!!!!) Grass is greener eh?
Honey they say baby should have 1 more layer than you. So inside if you have t-shirt they should have vest and sleep suit/t-shirt, if you have t-shirt and jumper then baby should have vest, sleep suit and cardi. If you are out and have t-shirt and coat then baby should have best sleep suit and snowsuit. Etc.
Ignore your mil, she doesn't sound the best tbh.
Well on the subject of mil's mines being very dim and annoying DH atm. We were told to call the diabetic midwife today to discuss my levels since changing my medication last week. DH told mil yest he was going to work from home just in case they needed me to go in for any reason (still getting some high levels, with no real reasoning behind them). So he said if she fancied picking up some fresh bread we could have lunch round here. She just rang in a strop as DH hadn't phoned her to let her know what's going on . Nothing is going on. I left a message and am waiting for them to call me back. She then said we could go there for lunch, which obviously we can't do as DH is still working albeit from home. Then got stroppy and told DH he must phone her the minute we know anything! Urgh, just exasperating!
And then there's my mum who calls about once a week and says 'I take it you're still pregnant then?' knowing full well I'd phone her if anything was happening .
Thank you for the lovely welcome
honey a good rule of thumb is they are meant to have one more layer than us, so sounds like you had it fine. Feel his belly or back of neck and if warm, he's fine! Definitely worse to overheat. Love the name, is it short for anything? As I once knew a boy called Dashraht who was English/Indian
I'm full term today! Nice to see some other Christmas Eve babies!
Congratulations WeeJo! So good to hear all the stories of (relatively) straightforward labour, I've come across far too many stories of complications recently. Though it almost sounded like you're going to post a photo of Claudia's filled nappy!
I had more regular tightenings last night (though they didn't stop me sleeping, only woke 3 times, for once!) but again they have stopped this morning. Wondering if my body is getting ready or just having a laugh at my expense! Can't really complain though as I haven't actually reached the due date yet.
Good to know about that layer thing. And you totally have it sussed honey
Mils really don't need to strop at a time like this. Note to self in 35 years.
Fucking baby centre just told me my baby is a week old
Thanks all. I thought all that but silly mil totally undermines confidence.
spoony thanks Dash is short for Dashiell.
Oh clarella. Despite the fact that bounty are sending me emails about my 5 week old, they are also sending me ones telling me I'm 39 weeks pregnant!
I can't remember last time I felt a proper movement from baby, at this time of day do I call MW or antenatal at the hospital? I've changed position and he's moved with me, but no kicks or stretches.
I would phone pregnancy assessment unit-so hospital. Hope everything is ok
I hope all is ok mydaydream tadpole was really quiet yesterday until 4pm. Today we're back to normal. Fx all is ok with you.
Honey, ignore MIL (she sounds like a nightmare)
As someone already said, usually they need 1 layer more than us,
Check the back of his neck or tummy with your hand, if this feels warm then he's fine,
Hands and feet are usually cooler, so don't use them as a guide,
And if MIL criticizes you again politely tell her to Eff off you sound like you are doing an amazing job, hence why little Dash is thriving so well at home!!
Just realised i missed a whole page before my last post oops.
daydream good luck im sure baby will be having a lazy day fri and sat were very quiet for my baby so went to labour ward on sat night and everything was good baby back to normal movement yesterday
Off to the hospital soon slighty dreading it, hoping the Amniotic level has not dropped again and baby has been quiet all day,
(he was very active though all yesterday and over night do trying not to be too concerned)
So effin over this pregnancy now I really (will start stamping feet and hissy fitting) if they don't give me a date for induction TODAY!!!!
WeeJo, congratulations!!! What a fab story and I love the name!
Good luck at the hospital Alison
Good luck Alison I hope that the fluid level is ok and they give you an induction date.
I have 11days until induction, come on baby get a shuffle on!!
Good luck at the hospital alison, hope you get a date (for induction )
mydaydream always best to get thing checked out, I'm sure all is fine. I had a quiet day movement wise with mini egg but gone the compleat opposite today! S/he is doing a weird juddering thing and bursts of violent movement
I'm very lucky with the mil situation, my mil lives down by the coast and doesn't really bug us at all. She will ask DH his I'm doing but isn't really the maternal type. Poor honey, think I'd also tell her to eff off
Was also going to say, this may leave isn't going to agree with me.......all I've do e is pick at food and I never do that
emily I'm like that, boredom makes me eat. One of the worst things of having gestational diabetes (other than no chocolate) is I can't graze coz it screws with my sugar levels I have to plan meals and snacks which sucks.
Tmi alert, losing more plug and getting some cramping...so exactly like the last week or so then! Lol all these 'signs' are really rubbish aren't they?!
Good luck alison
I'm also lucky with mil except she's a hugger and a kisser bleurgh don't touch me!
Well it's quiet time so have an hour to kill, cauliflower and egg curry in the canteen
I'll write down my birth story, don't think I've done it already?!
So we all know I had the pessary Sunday morning. Nothing happened all day, dp stayed with me as we were on the ward downstairs. Started getting some mild cramps that evening so got some paracetamol so I could get some sleep. As per my updates I couldn't sleep and the cramping got worse over night. They were uncomfortable but not unbearable. I had (and still have) a stinking cold so that didn't help. Kept needing a wee. Dp fast asleep next to me. By about 3am they were fairly painful but the mw said there wasn't anything they could give me. At four I fell asleep and didn't wake up until six when the contractions suddenly got quite painful. I was standing up walking around and actually started
growling breathing loudly through the contractions. Dp kept telling me to get someone but I said there was no point. I was on all fours and started crying, I think that's when dp knew I was in labour but I told him I was ok I just needed to calm down, which I did. 8am staff handed over I went for a wee and just made it back to my cubicle to throw up and wee myself a bit that's when the mw came along and said she would take the pessary out. She did that and examined me to find I was a good 4cm. Had to strap me to the monitor at this point to check ds. She phoned labour ward to tell them I was ready (they had closed that night they were so busy) and it was 10am before they came to get me. As soon as I saw the mw I told her I wanted an epidural and some gas and air!
We got upstairs and after being put in a room which looked like where all the spare beds were stored they moved me to a big room with a bathroom (all I was worried about!) finally got some gas and air my contractions were 7 in 10 at this point but dp said they calmed right down on the monitor. The next two hours all roll into one. I was still on the monitor, the consultant was in the room. They put a cannula in (a few times I have jumpy veins ) I kept asking for the epidural and they kept fobbing me off. I needed to push but was too scared without the epidural. Then I had to push but was only 6cm. I was pretty angry at this point and just ignored them and did as my body was telling me to. They were worried about ds's heartbeat so dr came in and told me they needed to use the ventouse (I hadn't properly started pushing yet still a bit of cervix left) so I said ok and he gave me episiotomy. Then ds was really coming and after having an argument because I wasn't allowed on all fours I pushed for about 15 minutes and his head was out. There was then three minutes of everyone kind of looking around the room waiting for the next contraction. It eventually came and ds was born at 12:26. Placenta came out easily with injection spraying the dr with more waters. I got to hold him whilst they stitched me up and then did paperwork. He wouldn't latch at all and was quite blue so they got peads in and took him to SCBU
where he will probably be forever and I had a shower.
I was amazed how easy I found it to push him out, after a previous forceps delivery, and would do it all again tomorrow
preferably minus the poo I was most scared of the crowning but the local anaesthetic for the epi stopped that.
Anyway that's it, it's really therapeutic to write it down, sorry for the mammoth post wonder how many babies have been born in the time it's taken me to type it
Wow spotty well done you. I personally find it really good to read people's birth stories
as I stare into the inevitability of it over the next 8 days and whack epidural to top of the birth plan how is Felix? I can't imagine how you must be feeling <hugs>
And yes honey that must be irritating!
Aww spotty he won't be in there forever, thanks for sharing your lovely story. In one way in hoping that at my growth scan on Thursday I'll be recommended for induction as I can't bear the thought of going over, but on the flip side I'm looking forward to announcing to DH in a dramatic way "I'm in labour"!
Aw spotty great story. And Felix won't be in there forever, he'll be home with you soon enough.
Giraffe I can put a picture up of one of her dirty nappies if you reeeeeally want me to!! Hehe My DH has probably already taken one of those!!
At the hospital now, I've got here just as the lady went for her lunch so it might be a while! Everyone else is here for GTTs, they must be starving. The person sat next to me is laughing at the breast feeding video they have on in the waiting room. Apparently the word 'nipple' is hilarious!
Good luck at the hospital alison, hope you get an induction date.
honey go with your instincts to his temperature, I'm sure he'll be letting you know if he's cold.
Thanks for sharing Spotty! Like the others have said it is great reading other's birth stories, makes it all sound somehow more possible... does that make sense?
My lovely MW has just been round to give me a check up (sorry, but it's a great system here that I can choose my own personal midwife; although it's crap that she can't come to the hospital/birth <bureaucratic Germans> ) and I just found out they don't offer gas and air at the hospitals here for labour bum bugger pooholes!!! So since opiates are off my list (previous experience says they would totally knock me out) my options are errrr water or epidural
Daydream don't forget if she is there for GTT then she might be delirious from hunger but the word nipple is amusing... perhaps she is nervous?
Hope the lady you need is back from her lunch soon and gets you on the machine. FX for you! <hugs>
nutellaif it makes you feel better gas and air did bugger all for me!
I'm loving these birth stories, thanks Spotty. I think I would be giggling at nipple if I was staved then pumped with lucozade, but since I was on my own with no video when I had my GTT I knitting like a manic freak and left a massive bruise on my arm (oops!)
Just been to mothercare with DH, we have bought the close caboo dx, only £50 and after the disappointment of eBay I'm glad I spent the extra money. DH looked very manly with his wrap and rag doll demo baby walking about the shop! Off to tesco now to buy freezer stocking foods, love making soups.
Oh I love gas & air I think they should have it at pubs! It makes my voice go deep though
Felix is OK. It's just his breathing he keeps needing more oxygen but they said that could be because he's having so much food (28ml/hr!!) anyway just got to do my first breastfeed, well put him on whilst he was being tube fed and after some initial protesting he actually did some sucking. Not sure if he got any milk but I think he will have because my boobs are ready to be pumped right now!
Agree that its lovely reading these birth stories - thank you for sharing.
saw the mw this morning and -after last appt with her and 1 with consultant both thought baby was head down- now she is unsure if baby is head down or breech!
So off to the hospital tomorrow for a scan. Also my bp is a little high for the first time. Trying not to worry too much so off to dust and mop!
Good news about felix spotty, I'm sure its frustrating but he seems to be making progress...
Thanks Honey I'm hoping it'll be ok. MW (and my Mum) are soooo relaxed and seem somehow convinced I wont have a problem.... I wish I could believe them... I am trying PMA!
Spotty great to hear about Felix! I've had gas and air for gallstones before (they were bloomin painful too, and you can't wee them out like kidney stones - before anyone asks ) and I remember enjoying it then... Perhaps I could have DC2 in the UK??? Well I'll see how this one goes first
FX baby isn't breech blessed! My bean normally behaves and is lying on the left but today managed to move to the right and stayed there while MW was here; then when I sat back up (after MW giving the bump a good feel) the bean's bum seemed to be poking right out and really hurt! Think it's still on the left actually
I will now counter act the cola bottles by eating an apple ........my god ! I've caught myself watching neighbours!! Haven't seen that for about 15 years!
I'm hooked on Home and Away and Neighbours *emily - i feel like a teenager again!
I've been addicted to Haribo Fangtastic all the way thru this pregnancy
emily I remember seeing some Neighbours last time I was in OZ (errr about three years ago now) and because it was ahead of what was on in the UK I wanted to watch but realised I hadn't watched it in the UK for many years.... Can't believe it's still going!
I've been wanting food that shall not be named... but I have a terrible sweet tooth
I have recently received some DVDs of british telly though (via other friends in Germany); then I realised DP has sold the DVD player <eye roll> but I can't wait to figure out how to watch them - while comfortably lounging on the sofa
Ditto your mmmmm Pink Ladies emily! (that's sounds a bit weird...)
I've been addicted to apples since being pregnant, with variations of tomatoes/cherries/grapes and recently pickles thrown in for good measure.
I've finally packed my hospital bag! (after much not-so-subtle hinting from DH) I will now proceed to go 14+ days overdue... Saying that have got my starting ppointment booked in today with the accupuncturist though. EDD is 15th Dec, starting appt is the 17th Dec with another to give it a kick up the fundament on the 20th if there's still no action. We shall see.
Still thinking of you and Felix, spotty, but it sounds generally positive?
Good job I'm not keen on granny smiths yule
Back from the hospital, I was on the monitor for two hours while waiting for a doctor to see me! I felt really sorry for her, by the time she saw me she was half an hour past home time and still getting loads of calls. They're happy baby was following the right pattern with movement, but he wasn't very strong so they've put a request in for me to have a scan later in the week to check on him, and I have to go back tomorrow for another trace if I'm still not happy with the strength of his wiggles and kicks.
Spotty great news you got to put Felix to breast today, hope his breathing gets regular soon.
Damn all you talking about sweets, I might have to go back out to the shop to buy some. Hormonal if your loving Tangfastics I recommend Natural Confectionery Company fizzy sweets too, they're what me and DP buy when we want a change from Haribos or if they're on offer and cheaper.
Now for the milk bottles what! It's calcium!
mydaydream good to hear LO is happy
Ooh I ate my own body weight in tangfastics/super sour snakes pre-GD. Good job I can't eat them any more, my teeth might fall out!
Ok ladies, I need a bit of bucking up. Back in for a checkup and now my BP is a bit raised, there's a bit of protein in urine, and I've lost a little bit of fluid. I'm on the trace now and if things are ok I can go home and be induced tomorrow evening.
I'm just a bit in shock! I understand the reason for inducing - my dr thinks I'm developing pre-eclampsia and given I'm 38+ weeks and have a 'favourable' cervix, I see the argument for not waiting for things to go wrong. But still! Just a surprise.
So - dunno what I'm asking for, really. Reassurance? A donation of Dutch courage?
mama that is a lot to take in but think of what you'll have very soon .
Ooh mamapo just think you'll be holding your LO in your arms really soon. It is a shock - part of me thinks it would always come as a bit of a shock even if everything happened exactly as it should. Does that make sense? I think I'm trying to say this whole baby thing is unpredictable and we're lucky that when things do get difficult or go wrong we've got the care and knowledge to keep mum and baby safe.
Delighted to be able to announce the birth of Freddie at 1249 today. He is perfect.
Congratulations mummycox and freddie. Fab name
Awww big congratulations mummycox
Congratulations Mummycox and welcome Freddie
Welcome baby Freddie congratulations mummycox
Good luck Mama, soon as you have your little baby to hold it'll all be worth it.
mummycox well done thats great news and welcome freddie
mama good luck with the trace and induction. I really dont want to be induced but im still
Well ive still had the odd pain this aftetnoon but now wondering if its (sorry tmi) just trapped wind....im pretty sure it wasntvin the night or this morning but is feeling more like it this aft......arrr i want my baby now
Congrats mummycox and welcome Freddie great name!
mama it's the realisation it's finally happening...it's great news and good luck!
Congratulations mummycox and welcome baby Freddie!
mama you can do it! Think of your LO in your arms soon
Oh mama I missed that. How exciting!! Hope the trace is all good so you can have a lovely night with your dh tonight get lots of sleep and have a poo
Congratulations Mamacox and welcome to the world Freddie .
Good luck Mamapo - it's totally natural to be anxious, even when yoy know you're doing the best thing. Would also second what others have said about the shock of it actually happening, whether it's planned or spontaneous.
Lovely news about Felix's first bf Spotty - will keep fx that his breathing starts to settle too.
Mydaydream - hope everything is ok and that there are lots more kicks and wiggles tomorrowm
Well, first day alone with both boys was fine. DS1 had more than the usual permitted cbeebies quota but sure it'll be ok as a one-off. He was getting a little bit stair crazy by the end of the day, but the weather was foul so didn't brave first pram and toddler-wrangling experience. Tomorrow however come what may we venture out!
Thanks mydaydream fancy a change
Congratulations mamacox sooooo jealous
mamapo hope things getting going for you
Congratulations Mummycox, and welcome Freddie!
I'm afraid I can't give you Dutch courage Mamapo but good luck, and hope you get to go home tonight to get some last minute rest!
Congratulations Mummycox and welcome Freddie (love that my tablet suggests i need the word mercury when i type freddie!!)
Major cluster 1-5 this afternoon so fingers crossed for a couple of hours sleep tonight... In bed already just in case! See y'all in the 3:00 club if not
Congratulations to mummycox, hope your having some lovely snugly cuddles.
Good luck mamapo.
I feel massively bloated, heavy, sick and uncomfortable, I kicked DP off the sofa and now I'm propped up with cushions feeling sorry for myself. Felt a few movements but he's still pretty quiet and I just want to cry.
Well, my BP is still really high so it's a night in hospital I'm afraid. Next time I see my home I'll have a BABY. This is so so weird.
Lucky I had a lovely weekend with my husband. Would have liked another night alone with him but it was not to be...
Congrats mama cox!
Congratulations Bella, Ispy, Weejo and Mummycox
Good luck Mama hope it all goes well for you.
Mydaydream Hope things go ok tomorrow.
39 weeks today looks like the sweep did not work last week so keeping my fx that the one tomorrow does. I have had enough now and want to meet my baby.
Good luck mamapo
Finally just braved trying on my pre-preg jeans. Little bit snugger than I remember but that's just my memory playing tricks on me... Right?
V quiet on here... can't sleep!
Up for expressing <yawn>
Up for expressing <yawn>
Hmm double post and missed off my <yawn>
Hope it's going well. I think I've got some mild cramps....mild enough where I can't decide!
Oh that's exciting! Give it a couple of hours and you'll know!
Hello <waves tiredly>
There really should be better tv options for this time in the morning
Same here cashmere, having regular uncomfortable tightenings but nothing to get excited about
Hi 2blessed and Spotty <waves>
Spotty so do u have to get up at certain times?
Watching ramsay kitchen nightmares whilst bouncing on my ball. Programme making me peckish...
cashmere and hormonal my lo thinks its party time but no tightenings yet.
2blessed I've just had two choc biccies purely for energy levels
Never sure if mine r just BH's as DP and I got jiggy earlier
Hi everyone. Bored of being awake. No pains just wide awake.
Had a phone call from mil last night
which I tried desperately to hand to DH but she collared me . Because we were waiting on a call back from the diabetic midwife which never came. Apparantly I'm being treated appallingly and need to kick up a fuss at the doctors (who would tell me it's nothing to do with them and to ring the doctors ). Now I know her heart is in the right place and for whatever reason she's just worried about me and baby. But I am not stupid and if I was worried I wouldn't just sit and wait for a callback. The only reason for the call was to discuss my sugar levels since my meds were upped and I've only had 1 high reading since so I was ready to tell them I think all is ok. Especially as I have an obstetrician appointment on thurs anyway. But mil just kept going on and on and on and on and on and on and wound me up. It felt like she was treating me like a child tbh. and then there was DH sniggering at me as usually he has to our up with the phone calls, I felt like walloping him one
Sorry mammouth post, needed to get it out though. Very cathartic!
Wide awake with aurelia since 10she won't settle in her Moses basket. Loads of cluster feeding. Sooooo zzzzzz any ideas/recommendations? She just screams when put in it!
Awww stacy u sound very p****d off! MIL's are the bane of our lives
Oh dear bella she already knows what she wants- her mummy to hold her constantly
Tell me about it! She's fine in the day sleeping in it but night time seems to be a battle...!
Just so annoying to be told I should be kicking up a fuss when I feel there is no fuss to kick! If I was worried about baby then I would, but being told I should be worried when there's no reason is making me irrationally stabby!
she is far better than my xmil though so I should be greatful for small mercies, and this is her first grandchild so I should cut her some slack
and thanks for everyone for sharing birth stories. I'm still shaking my head at you though spotty wanting to do it all again . Seriously though, I hope Felix continues to get stronger, it must be so tough.
mamapo i know its a bit of a shock re the induction - I felt that way too when they suggested it. But i agree what with everyone is saying - its a shock either way I guess! I'm sure it will go smoothly, esp given favourable cervix etc. I'm making plans for thursday evening (when mine is scheduled), and my parents are flying in for the weekend, but it still doesn't feel very real.
Feel sick today, upset tummy (too much coffee I think - had one with friends and then SIL brought one over), the usual painless tightenings. Telling myself that it all must be doing something and that hopefully means body will be almost ready and induction will go smoothly.
Feel like calling up and cancelling it though.
walnut I have sicky days too, some days can't eat a thing! Prob happen tmorrow as had no sleep. My tightenings are sore now although not in agony
cashmere wow really??? U on your way now girl
hello 4 am club, i've never met you here before as i have a very cumbersome laptop but tonight i couldn't rest any longer.
oh hormonal and cashmere exciting...
woke a couple of hours ago with a racing heart, then woke an hour ago with what seemed like really bad trapped wind and pain in my lower back. since then this pain has repeated every 10/15mins feeling like i need to poo .
no show, no waters, (some poo), some extreme cm
is this what they call pootractions or could there be something in the offing??
I am late for the 4am club today... Ooh exciting cash are you still having tightenings?
reading that back i'm thinking maybe it sounds like it's more likely to be linked to last nights very spicy chicken!
this could be very embarrassing
X Post - I'm not sure prunella hopefully someone who's awake who has already gone through labor will be along soon
sounds very promising prunella!
yay sounds like a lore more babies on the way over the next few days.
Cashmere fingers crossed that's the start! Have you been having contractions? (just don't go pack your hospital bags as apparently that means you have another 2 + weeks ... not that I'm bitter or anything )
prunella tbh it could be, or it might not be labour lol. If they progressively get more painful and closer together it's def labour. <useful> lol
Ooh cashmere good luck! When I had my show (still in the induction suite) Zachariah emerged within 40 minutes, so Godspeed!
prunella I've been through labour basks proudly - my contractions started just like period pains and didn't show up on the monitor so no-one thought I was actually in labour. Toward the very end they radiated out towards my lower back and down my thighs and up a bit. Start timing them, although if you have a hunch don't be put off by midwives saying that you aren't close yet. As in my case, they don't necessarily know what is about to happen! Mine were between 1 and 5 minutes apart for hours so I didn't have the pattern of them starting spaced out and getting closer. They stayed roughly the same distance apart but got increasingly stronger and less bearable.
I have a bruised belly if I tell the hospital this then surely they will agree that there is no space left for Shrimpy and remove him? Got the best sleep all week, but think DH only just come to bed, and the house wreeks of garlic and slightly vomit like (its gross)
Pru are you still getting them? Could be a very exciting development.
Cashmere show is always a good sign, get yourself organised!
I packed my hospital bag at about 33wks, and clearly it has been more successfully at slowing progress than getting in a hot bath, 2days to EDD and all I have had is cramps from Shrimpy grabbing my bladder!
hormonal I do three hourly in the day and four hourly at night.
Ooo cashmere good luck I don't know when I had my show this time I certainly didn't see it before my waters went
Fingers crossed for others having tightenings
Just spoke to the hospital and they've run out of milk I can't get there until after 10 so he's going to have to have formula for the next three feeds
Cashmere and Pru - sounds promising, good luck to you both.
Bella - Nathaniel has a moses basket aversion too. Have spent the night holding him. DS1 was exactly the same and it did get better. Just have to keep reminding myself that although it seems like an eternity now, it'll pass.
He's feeding lots too - milk came in last night though so am grateful, forgot how sore it can be at first when they're full.
You are doing really really well to give him the breast milk that you are giving him spotty. A little bit of formula will be okay.
bella you could try sleeping with one of the moses basket blankets so that it retains your smell? Might help lo settle if can smell you.
ispy sounds like you are doing really well! i hope i can cope as well with two.
still going, cleared out and thinking of hooking up the tens machine.....
ouch ouch ouch
Mine bloody stopped at 5.30
Kept me awake all the night! Fed up doesn't come close.
Good luck everybody else tho - am off to sleep now
for you hormonal
go prunella go! the earlier you use the TENS the better so I hear
Oh good luck pru! I wish I'd had a tens
Good luck prunellaand cashmere
Hope you get some sleep hormonal
Bit worried about movements. No big movements last night (he's usually very active during and after dinner) but just a few slight movements. Then this morning belly was rock hard for much longer than usual. Got up and had a cold drink, felt a slight movement.
Quite reluctanct to call because everytime I has, he's started up again!
Good luck guys! (girls), sorry about misbehaving contractions hormonal..
Spooky, maybe calling someone is a good way of getting baby moving! Worth a try.
Thankfully got some sleep despite 2 hourly BP checks, and now it seems induction can be delayed until either late tonight or tomorrow morning.
How embarrassing is this? I'm hooked up on the trace:
Midwife - have you been gettin any tightenings?
Me - no
Midwife - hmm. Look. (Points out noticeable peaks and troughs on printout)
Me - I'm not very good at this, sorry.
Good luck to everyone who might be in the early stages!
Oo looks like more Christmas puds on the way, good luck ladies!
Well I was woken what felt like evey hour with severe pain again last night. Felt like period pain but so bad I couldn't move. I knew not to get excited as it happened before and I know it means nothing. This is the same pain a I asked the MW about and she responded with "what do you think that it?". Got myself convinced at one point it was the placenta coming away
Woohoo congratulations mummycox!!
All the very best mamapo lol to the peaks n troughs!
Great news about bf spotty!
Ooo for cashmere and hormonal! All the best!
Prune - it really sounds more like it now!
I am mighty sick of my body fooling me into thinking I'm contracting when it's just digestive issues. But I've always had far more pain from that than anything gyne (never had period pain really but trapped wind can floor me)
Had a very crazy day of bhs which were so frequent and strong (no pain tho) that I wondered if I should time them but couldn't be arsed! I'd just finally got on with adapting a bf tunic. My tummy looked mad, could almost see outline of lo! Also he was really really active all day - I've had to sporadically concentrate on movement for the last couple of weeks. Few more bh in night but all calm now. Mind you, after reading your post mamapo maybe I am??!!
My 41+1 week sweep later this morn but I don't think the last was any good due to mw holding back after tummy bug. Fx my cervix has migrated a bit!!!
disclaimer: sods law states that you lot will have all popped out another 10 babies before my induction next Monday
pru fingers crossed for you, good luck if its time.
spoony they're always happy to see you if your worried, I was in yesterday and they took the fact my movements are much weaker and less frequent seriously and told me to go back if I was still worried.
mama glad you got some sleep and good luck for induction.
clarella fingers crossed the sweep does something today and there'll be a baby for you soon.
I slept really heavily but have woken up feeling like I've not slept at all. Going to sort out all my Christmas post today and pack my hospital bag so I know there's nothing desperately needing doing between now and Christmas. Was going to go to Boots and do all DPs Christmas shopping so he doesn't suggest it it at the weekend, but he wouldn't give me a budget, just said "a reasonable amount". I don't know how much that is!
DP also wants me to go back up to the hospital today since I felt so crap last night, but I feel fine now and while baby hasn't upped his movements and they're still quite weak I feel reassured for now that he's okay in there after yesterday. I'm also seeing my midwife tomorrow and there'll be a scan at some point this week too. I don't really want to spend another afternoon with a numb bum hooked up to a machine having a bell rung at me just to make DP happy
when my real plan for the day involved McDonald's cheese bites.
Oh missed your post hormonal grr at naughty disappearing contractions
Oh I meant to say honey it's a well known fact that during pregnancy your pre pregnancy jeans shrink a little
He's here 6.42- Finlay. Will update later!
Spoke to the diabetic midwife this morning and although I've only had 2 High readings since upping the metformin she's not too happy. She's put in for me to see the diabetic doctor on thurs too and said that they probably won't start me on insulin at 38+4 (on thurs) but may want to bring the induction forward. Considering the induction is booked for next fri anyway there isn't much more 'forward' they can bring it. Lol. So we're going to make sure We pack the hospital bag in case they keep me in.
If I could go into labour naturally before then that would be great.
Congratulations cashmere wow that seemed quick!
Dash being a little bugger so apologies if I forget anyone.
cashmere congratulations and welcome finlay
spotty don't stress about felix having some formula. You're doing amazingly getting him boob milk while he's on scbu. Also thanks for the tip re:pre-preg jeans
stacey sorry you're having mil issues. Does sound like you might meet LO soon though
clarella good luck with sweep
Sorry for all of those having naughty contractions
Congratulations Cashmere and welcome Finlay!
The stats lit really needs updating with the births, I'm completely loosing track of who is mummy to who!
Good luck for sweep clarella
Just wanted to mark a spot here. I came on the first thread aaaaages ago, but it all moved too quick for me!
I'm 40+1 with DC2, another girl. DD came on her due date after starting contractions at 39+4. No signs with this one yet though.
I was feeling seriously fed up waiting, but have suddenly become very relaxed about it all. Maybe a trip to the German market and a
mulled wine hot chocolate will help get the baby out!
Congratulations to everyone who's given birth, and good luck to anyone in the middle of it all.
Wow, that was quick Cashmere - congrats!
Right - I'm off to walk circles in the hospital garden to see if I get into natural labour and beat the induction. Best rug up...
wow congrats cashmere that did seem quick! can't wait to hear your update!
good luck mamapo. make sure you get plenty of rest too.
Congratulations Cashmere. Absolutely love the name! Hope you're both doing well.
Good luck to everyone else heading into labour/ having sweeps etc.
Wow cashmere that was quick! Congratulations and welcome Finlay!
Hi again itsmy!
Yes don't overdo it mama, but if you find the solution let me know!
Dh gleefully excited about my sweep .... it was almost a bit too gleefully considering I'm actually not sure the last was anything and I'm beginning to wince in anticipation. Waiting in waiting room. Waiting waiting waiting!
Fx it works this time clarella
Congratulations Cashmere and welcome Finlay . Look forward to hearing birth story.
Good luck for later Clarella
Good luck clarella and congratulations cashmere and finlay!
Felix is dressed!! Mission 'normalise' has begun. Up the breastfeeds get tube feeds to three hourly.
Congratulations spotty and well done felix!
DH's best friend and his wife have just announced they're pregnant
Good luck with sweep Clarella
Spotty you are doing so well.
Good luck Mamapo
If one more person tells me I am not big enough to have this baby yet I will cry.
Going for another sweep later today really hoping it works this time.
spotty great news about Felix, good luck with mission normalise.
Hope the sweep works today cherry.
Got my scan booked for Friday. She said I need a full bladder, but people who've had later scans has it been as important? Obviously ill try my best, but baby pushes on my bladder all day and even a tiny glass of water results in me needing the bathroom pretty much straight away so not sure it'll work. I had such a crap time at my 20 week scan because my bladder wasn't sufficiently full I really don't want a repeat of that.
Well done spotty and Felix!!
Baby 1/5 engaged (I now know he's been like that since last thurs!) But cervix still posterior - she actually had to shift his head to reach it! Bit more ouchy and yelpy but tbh I think a smear can be worse. She won't do another one though still, there's time between now and Monday for something to happen. I suppose the good news is that he really is in a super position for labour and hasn't budged for weeks.
Myday I would have thought you don't need to worry about the bladder now - can't imagine why you'd need it full plus I don't think many women at your stage will manage that!! I had one at 30 wks and a quick portable one at 36 .no mention of bladder but is yours for something specific?
Good lunch cherry!
It's a growth scan, he's dropped a little bit growth wise on the chart, and since I was saying his movements have gotten weaker the doctor thought it best to scan just in case. She just casually mentioned the full bladder at the end of the call so not sure if its just habit.
daydream I had an empty bladder for my growth scan at 36 ish weeks and it was fine.
Congratulations MummyCox and Cashmere Looking forward to reading about their arrivals soon.
Clarella Maybe this will be the sweep that works for you
Daydream I wouldn't bother to try and fill your bladder. I had one at 39 weeks and there was no need.
Mamapo Good luck
Honey Wow! Is your dh's friend Prince William?
Still no labour here. I didn't post yesterday as I cried on and off all day I still keep getting random tightenings and pains, but then nothing. I went to bed last night and was woken up to have to diarrhea (sorry TMI) and then baby decided it was party time, so I was awake the rest of the night.
This morning i dropped off the boys and came straight back to bed and I have managed some sleep and now feel a bit better.
I'm just tired of all the 'signs' that never go anywhere!!!
cherry good luck with your sweep too.
Spotty That is great news, I hope you're all home together soon
MyDaydream I had four scans after my 20 week one and never had a full bladder for any of them.
kate I know how u feel about the symptoms and then nothing. I just don't know what my body is playing at this pregnancy
mydaydream I too have had growth scans and have never bothered filling my bladder - too bloody painful now
Self pity here, DH didn't get the job, feedback was he gave a brilliant interview with no faults but because other people had post qualification experience and the accountants cut the number of jobs from 11 to 5, he missed out (he was number 6 on the list!). Although we have contingency money to top us up for the next couple of months, if he doesn't have a perminant full time job soon I will have to cut my mat leave
Do you think symptoms are better or worse than nothing? I've not even had any BH so far (39+2) still quite relaxed about things, but a little jealous if the symptoms you've all been getting. Surely it means you're closer to meeting LO than me?
Totally not jealous of the lack of sleep though. I'm still managing to sleep most of the night, and am still tired.
Really hope we get more babies soon, and more people relieved of the wait and uncertainty.
Oh Egg hope your DH finds something soon. Does he have anymore interviews or options lined up?
So, what do people pack in their nappy bags? What are essentials?
cashmere congratulations on safe arrival of Finlay. I am soooo
stacey fingers and toes crossed it happens naturally for you
No Stacks I wish I wasn't having no symptoms - I am sick of clock watching, timing contractions, being awake all night and when I walk onto antenatal ward everyone recognises me
eggnog sorry for u and DP what a blow when the excitement of a baby is close.
Sorry for all my little posts, I can't keep up with this thread half the time
Fod nappies, wipes (or cotton wool & water), muslin(s), spare outfit if out all day, then anything for you! It gets much more as they get bigger I need a suitcase for two year old dd
Daydream I have to give urine samples before my growth scans so you don't usually need a full bladder. In fact during one I was sent to empty it as it was getting in the way.
Mama get jogging never mind walking, evict that baby now!
Welcome back Itsmy
Eggnog could your DH maybe give them a ring and let them know he'd like to be considered if anything comes up, someone who was offered a job may turn it down or not make it past the trial period. It couldn't hurt.
Having to look at private sector jobs now, or working for an agency. The job search starts again tomorrow, must stay optimistic!
Stacks my symptoms have been equally pathetic, and with EDD in 2days, I think I'll be with clarella in the long over due club!
Oh eggs that's Truely rubbish, I hope things start looking up soon.
My kids are going out to tea at a friends after school. I'm bored already lol. Just cleaned the windows in the living room. I need to do the kitchen ones too but have run out of kitchen roll and DH keeps it on top of the units and I can't jump to get it anymore! Lol might go have a bath and make sure I'm shaved and ready just in case baby comes (which obviously it won't because I want it to!)
Willyule if anyone does turn down their job offer, he will be automatically offered, and normally if a job appears in the next month they will automatically send him a re interview date, but since the NHS is dire financial chaos, they will probably just go short staffed for a few more months.
Hi all, I'm another who was here at the start but couldn't keep up!
39+2 today and my waters broke this morning. Monitored in hospital and sent home. If I don't go into labour on my own then I'm booked for induction tomorrow at 7am. Woohoo I'm going to have a baby!
Congratulations cashmere and all the others who've had babies.
Good luck those with symptoms, I hope everything goes smoothly.
stacey - hope all goes well for the next few days for you. You've been successfully expressing colostrum haven't you? If your baby's sugars are a bit low at birth, stick to your guns about using your colostrum.
ACJ how exciting soooo jealous!!
Good luck and tell us how it goes looooooove birth stories
Thanks seconds yeah I've been able to get about 5ml a day easily now. So I'm stock piling in the freezer. Hopefully they won't have a problem with me using that for baby if s/he won't feed straight away.
Congratulations to all the new arrivals.,im having to limit how often I'm catching up with everyones news cause I was getting all jealous and over emotional as my fire date was getting closer.
No symptoms here either, due date was yesterday so little one is officially late. Strangely the waiting is seeming a bit easier now that the date had passed and I'm not anxious about a specific deadline.
Good luck acj!
We've moved into the not so poorly baby room! And my boob is empty after a breastfeed!
Woohoo spotty that's amazing news . Any idea when you'll be taking him home?
Good luck acj
Congratulations Mummycox & cashmere!!
Stacks I didn't have any symptoms either (not just no symptoms on the day, none that week/previous weeks either!) and then on Friday night my waters went! I know that probably doesn't help, but just trying to say that sometimes your body (or the baby) can just decide it's ready and go!
Yay. Just took Dash to be weighed- 6lb 14 - 2lb up on birth weight
Great news honey and spotty
Hope things get going for the rest of us soon - So fed up and how annoying is it everyone asking if you've popped yet?!
Yay spotty and honey so glad the boys are so well!
That's great honey
Well the nurse I saw today said she's in on Saturday and doesn't expect to see me but I'm not getting my hopes up! I'm going back tomorrow and am able to stay until Sunday so I'm going to try my hardest to get bf established in that time not sure ill be able to? He doesn't open his mouth very wide and cries to start with
Hormonal and Kate I'm with you on the taunting signs being so annoying. After the crazy bhs yesterday barely anything today. Don't think sweep any good either! A Benjamin button pregnancy. I'm even smaller on the measure chart!
Stacks a friend never had a single bh till actually in labour just after due date.
Gils I think it gets easier a few days post edd - I'm seeing it as extra time to do nice things, also as you should get an induction date at 42 wks I'm basically aiming for that date and anything sooner is a bonus. I'm 8 days over and had quite a nice day in the end with all the now non pregnant sleep deprived nct girls.
Great news honey!
congratulations cashmere and another lovely name we still don't have a boys name picked out
Congratulations mummycox and cashmere!
Spotty, I hope the nurse is right and you're able to go home by Saturday. Keep going with the feeding, I'm sure he'll get the hang of it sooner or later.
My mum also said she didn't have any 'signs' until labour started properly so I'm encouraged! I've linked the miniscule tightening episodes I've had to activity so I'm trying to spend less time on the sofa and get out for more walks or do housework etc. I've been sleeping a bit better these past few nights so I've got more energy for that kind of thing. I'll let you know if it works!
eggs sorry to hear about your DPs job, fingers crossed something comes up soon.
acj good luck for tomorrow (or today if things have started)
spotty great to hear about Felix, hope he keeps making good progress. I'm sure he'll get the hang of breast feeding soon.
Thanks for all the input on my bladder, hopefully empty will satisfy them. I've been into town today for the in laws Christmas gifts and have had more movement than over the last few days too.
Hardly felt bean move today not sure whether to call or not
Always worth a call brooke especially if you've tried cold drink etc.
Yeah I have, laying on my side as I write this and still nothing. Ill have some Ice cream and if nothing still ill call
brooke always good to call if you're not sure.
Spotty That sounds really encouraging about Felix - fingers crossed you get home soon.
Honey That is brilliant about Dash's weight!
We spent yesterday at the hospital as they discharged us on Sunday and told us to come back to see the paediatrician instead of waiting. It was a pretty stressful day - for a start they told us to come at 11am and we weren't seen until almost 4:30pm. My husband is the calmest person in the world and he was fuming. They managed to lose my maternity notes and therefore wouldn't/couldn't see Claudia without them. It was also pretty hard to sit all day!! When the paediatrician did finally see us, he said that her weight had dropped on the "towards not okay side of okay" (if that makes sense) - apparently it's normal for newborns to lose up to 10% of their birth weight & she has lost 9.5%, so think she is about 6lbs 6oz now. He was very nice about it - even though I was quite upset - and gave us a plan of either doing a combination of breast & bottle feeding until my milk comes in properly, or said she could be admitted and fed through a nasal tube for a while. I chose the combination.
We've had a much better day today though, have been doing the bottle feeds & my milk has started to come in which is brilliant. She isn't a great fan of latching on - and I don't think I am the best positioner - but we are getting there! I think Spotty said about Felix not opening his mouth very wide...Claudia is the same, so trying to get her in the right place is tricky. The midwife came today though and was so reassuring - although the paediatrician was nice yesterday, I came away feeling very scared and upset, not to mention guilty and a terrible Mummy, but today is a new day and I am trying to follow my own advice of not beating myself up if everything doesn't go according to plan and the midwife really helped with that. She also didn't weigh her today, (which the paediatrician had implied had to be done) as she said there was no point as she needs time to get the hang of things and get her weight up, so she'll be weighed on Thursday.
I am REALLY sorry about the mammoth post, ladies. Someone (Stacey I think?) said it was very cathartic to write it all out...you're so right! But I do apologise...especially if you're waiting on baba to show up - you don't want me blabbering on about this!
Congratulations mummycox and cashmere! Wow it's been busy in here today!
Clarella when I wrote up the due date on our calendar I wrote "baby?" and then a week later the same I'm convinced my baby wont arrive this year
Spotty it sounds like Felix is doing really well, hoping that he keeps improving and you can go home together ASAP!
Good luck to all those with twinges and tightenings! And acj ooohhhh fingers crossed your LO arrives in time to avoid the induction
Awww weejo I think Dr's often forget to be very reassuring in the process of giving facts and it isn't helpful (especially just after giving birth)!
My GYN has worried me a couple of times during the pregnancy and I've done my best not to
worry too much think about it and find my MW is just lovely and reassuring and that makes all the difference. X
Acj Good luck either way today or tomorrow you will soon be having baby cuddles.
Spotty Good news hope you get to take Felix home soon.
Eggs Sorry to hear about your dp's job hope something comes along soon.
Clarella How are you feeling after the sweep?
Well mw did not do sweep sending me to the hospital again with the growth issue really fed up now and just want this baby out.
weejo we won't complain about you moaning. Pretty soon we'll all have our own lo's to hold and we'll forget all about our . Newborns are hard work. You're doing amazingly well! I was fuming when I was told to be at hospital for 8.45 and didn't get out until gone 1pm without a growth scan, and I didn't have a newborn with me to deal with!
Minted lamb and roasties tonight mmmmm.
WeeJo, the lovely mw's and hv's have told me explicitly not to get R weighed too often as ebf babies don't have weight issues like ff babies - they self regulate. The best thing you can do is get to your nearest bosom pals/breast friends/whatever they call your local group - mine's at the children's centre. Just getting out and being supported by other people who are going/have been through exactly the same thing is invaluable.
Breast feeding is bloody hard work
Honey - brilliant news about Dash's weight.
Emily - sorry about your DH's job. Really hope something else comes along soon.
Weejo - sounds like a stressful time. Would definitely agree with finding a local bf support group. Think that the hvs/mws who go tend to take a more of a specialist interest in feeding than some of their colleagues and also peer support from other bf mums really helps.
We had our first afternoon out as a family of four - just to local play cafe and then to PILs, but it was really nice to get out and about for a bit. Also found I am way more confident about bf in public this time - always used to find somewhere hidden away with DS1, but today just got on with it at the table. Think it's partly because we were somewhere particulaly family-centred but also realisation that when I'm out on my own with them both it's not always going to be practical to cart DS1 off to the nearest toilet/broom cupboard/whatever if he's in the middle of eating or playing.
You ladies are so lovely, thank you. Having a little cry now! I think I will ask the MW on Thursday to help me with the session & then try a BF group/counsellor. It's just hard especially when she screams but won't latch on and I can see all the shiny, new, milk, good-for-her milk leaking away! It feels so cruel when she gets so upset I'm not sure if she doesn't like the position maybe.
Thank you again
Brooke Did you have the ice cream? Any more movement? Definitely call if you're unsure - you know BabyBrooke's movements better than anyone.
WeeJo Felix cries to start with too and I feel like I'm being really mean pushing his face against my boob! All these 'natural' things are such hard bloody work!
weejo please don't worry about the breastfeeding, I've always found it really tricky to get the hang of with each baby. It just honestly takes time, I've not met one person yet that has no problem. I'm sure your doing a brill job
R cries and won't latch if he's a) windy b) wet c) the let down is a bit fast. So i stop and burp him and if that doesn't work i change him. Sometimes it takes a few tries at the burping, but he goes on fine once he's comfortable
I've needed to see a BF Counsellor for both my babies - that was the biggest shock for me - that something that was meant to be natural for both mother and baby was a total mystery to us both (and both times!). It really helped having someone come round and position the baby for me.
weejo I haven't called... I have felt him\her move but movements just seem to be less - when I posted on Sunday night saying that bean was being unusually active I think that he/she might have turned as the movement I did feel was on my right side when before it was on my left. I think I'm just a bit stressed out at the moment, my friend passed away that night after I posted so have been running around trying to sort out funeral plans ect maybe bean is feeling a bit down too.
I'm sure the breast feeding will get better - it's early days yet for you
Congratulations on the latest babies.
Brooke really sorry to hear it. I think sometimes the baby will respond to your stress too, I know I had no movement for hours after my car accident and all was ok. Also I expect if you're that busy it's really easy to miss small movements.
Weejo one thing that helped when DD wasn't opening her mouth wide enough was to think of your breast as a burger. If you have a burger in a posh pub it's usually really tall and there's no way you'd get the whole thing in your mouth. With the burger you squeeze it down to match more closely the size/ shape if your mouth. Try the same thing with your breast as you latch on, making it easier to get more in the mouth.
It really helped me.
eggs fingers crossed someone turns the job down or something else comes up. At least he knows he interviews well for the job he wants.
So sorry to hear about your friend brooke my thoughts are with you
Thank you emily and barbeatsy it was for the best just couldn't have come at a worse time - damn hormones! Going to have a few chilled days now under DPs orders so will keep an eye on movement
Oh brooke you poor thing So sorry to hear about your friend. It probably is stress related then.
Thank you for for all your tips, they really make sense. Pidj Is letdown how fast the milk comes through?
brooke thats terrible. I hope you can have a few chilled out days now like you said and that bean moves a bit more.
weejo bf is really hard! Sorry Ive lost track but were you the one whose baby had a slight tongue tie?
So, not sure whether to be concerned or ignore. Had a crampy night and had very slightly brown coloured discharge with maybe the tiniest spot of blood this morning. Is this just more show or should I get checked? baby seems to be moving ok.
walnut I would get fresh blood checked even a small amount.
My heating and hot water have stopped working and dd has kept us up with her cough. Bad night
Hello all. I'm back in hospital as my blood pressure has soared. Looks like the dropped down level of medication that I was advised to take after birth was too low. They've whacked on a load more medication and it's now stable.
The baby is with me. I'm using the fact im back in to my advantage and getting some breastfeeding help. The midwife who helped me was great but she too was at an utter loss when Zach spent hours being hungry but not suckling despite the fact that the nipple was right there for him. He simply didn't want to - he wanted the bottle teat as that gives him a fast hit of milk. It took me from 11.30pm to 1-50am to settle him to sleep with enough food without resorting to the bottle. Now that I've done that, it'll be interesting to see what happens at the next feed - whether he'll give the boob a decent go or whether he will resist.
Well I called the midwife and she said that it was likely just more show and if I was worried at all to come in any time ... and hopefully that meant things were kicking off . I've had nothing more so will just wait and see I guess and keep monitoring to make sure baby moving okay.
spotty how are you coping without heating and hot water?! I hope it can be fixed soon.
FX he soon realises that he's getting boob and thats it Seconds Sorry to hear about your blood pressure though, that's rubbish. How much longer do they want you in?
Oh spotty I hope dd is better soon.. And I sympathise about the boiler, I have the most unreliable boiler ever! Pita!
seconds sorry to hear you're back I'm, it's great you're getting bf support though. Is it your blood pressure medication that they got wrong? What happened to your metformin etc once LO was born?
I've been awake since 2am. Thoroughly bored of insomnia! Got my bikini wax booked in for this morning. I'm dreading it (only ever shaved before) but looking forward to it being more <ahem> manageable after birth.
I had mine done at 34 weeks Stacey and it was fine - the beautician said that she gets loads and loads of pregnant women in. Was intending to get mine redone last week but now I just can't be arsed! Guess I should give it a trim before tomorrow then.
walnut I feel really as it hasn't been touched since I was about 4 months. I'm glad I'm getting it sorted before the birth though.
That's rubbish Seconds, but the positive is bf support! Sorry for your lose Brooke, I hope you are able to take some time to relax for now.
Awake from a combination of jaw ache, snotty nose and the a*hole neighbours shouting and slamming doors, next house we buy will be detached!
I had DH manage the unruly garden, since I couldn't see it, goodness knows what he has done to it, probably shaved his initials in!
I was actually too scared to get it done but then gave myself a kick in the pants to get done at 34 weeks. And then only had a very basic one done and trimmed the rest. I don't actually think its grown much since then (5 weeks ago now) ...but then I can't really see much in that direction!! It's funny though, the closer I get, the less I care (too worried about everything else). Do you have an induction booked stacey?
Sorry you're back in seconds but sounds like you're making the best of an annoying situation.
Yeah it's a nightmare especially as dd has her casts changed today so it's the only morning she can have a bath
Sorry to hear about heating and hot water spotty. I had this last month, complete nightmare.
As already said seconds good place to get bf support but hope you can go home soon.
I've not looked at my lady garden since my last attempt to hack away the wild vegetation. Would really like a hollywood but not sure I can stand it...
Well scan was absolutely fine yesterday, lo is head down and happy. Estimated weight is 7lbs and everything else is normal. My bp is still high though...
Pram arrives today - yay! But bed broke a couple of days ago so have to shop for a.new one.
walnut I have an induction booked for next fri, but they are going to decide wether to bring that forward at my obstetricians appointment tomo morning. So it could be before then!
can you get the kettle out spotty? when we moved in to our new place a few months ago we had no hot water for the weekend, so resorted to boiling the kettle for DD's bath!
that all sounds positive 2blessed
wonder how mamapo is doing? was she induced in the end?
anyone have any induction tips? Can't remember last time all that well, except that i went through about 25 crappy magazines and my body weight in juice boxes. I just can't seem to get myself motivated to check everything that I packed 2 weeks ago in a flying hurry ...
fingers crossed stacey - not long now either way!
Hello walnut - speak of the devil, here I am. Another night in hospital with stupid variable BP and being induced in about an hour. Holy shit. Am a bit anxious but also very excited. And very hungry! I hope I get to have breakfast first.
Any last minute advice? I'll take my book, talk to my husband... not sure if I can hook up my phone to listen to some music. Luckily the TENS I ordered on Sunday arrived yesterday, so I can try to use that. I was also planning a trip to sort out the lady garden and have a pedicure, but having had a single day of maternity leave that wasn't spent in hospital has put paid to that. Gave myself a crappy pedicure last night so at least I look somewhat more presentable. Also cut my fingernails as they were super long and I could see myself cutting my husband as I hang on for dear life!
So - see you next time with some news!
That did make me chuckle eggnog
Wow good luck mamapo not long now!
walnut what method of induction do they use where you are? Have got the kettle out!
Over a cm of snow in the last hour just drove DH to work and shat myself the whole way there and back. I may have been willing this baby to come before but right now it can blooming well stay put!
Morning everyone, my now overcooked baby brain is seriously becoming noticeably addled now so sorry if I've missed any news or am still on a previous page! sorry you're back in seconds but good you can get some bf advice.
Shame about the sweep cherry. sorry I forget, are they measuring tummy size or have you had other scans? I was 37cm at 38 wks and then been 38 cm ever since! (Now 41+2) think he's been burrowing into my pelvis.
Oh that's rubbish spotty hope it's sorted soon. Kettles and pans of hot water plus hot water bottles all round!
All the best mama!
That's good news 2blessed
How's lo Brooke? so sorry to hear your sad news. It could be a combination of you being low and also distracted plus my lo's movements changed significantly over the last few weeks especially as he dropped. Monday's crazy antics were out of the ordinary!
How are you today eggs? Hoping something comes along soon
Bugger. All. Happening. Here.
Hello ladies. Not sure when I'll be allowed home but I REALLY HOPE it'll be some time today. BP was pretty high this morning pre-medication so i'd imagine there'd be some more readings and possibly more medication before they get he balance right. stacey it was my bp medication;
I was told to stop taking metformin straight after delivery (which I did).
The good news is that by dint of sheer bloody-mindedness on my part with help from the midwife, both of Zach's last 2 feeds were long breastfeeds, no formula. She also didn't understand why he wasn't latching because he'd have his face in exactly the right place but not latch, even when he was obviously ravenous.
She thought it might be that he wanted the bottle but said she'd seen his kind of behaviour in babies who'd never had bottles so it could just be him. But I think we've turned a bit of a corner -
If we do have to formula topup I'm going to use a cup or spoon, not the teat. He' did latch eventually, but it took 2 hours in the middle of the night to get the first feed done. The next one was a bit better though so hopefully he is learning.
I've lost track of who is at what stage of labour / impending labour, but good luck to those of you who are currently watching signs and symptoms wondering if you will be next! I know I go on about my own problems lately but I know I'm lucky that i have Zach to cuddle whilst most of you are still waiting for your new bundles of joy.
Good luck Mamapo - BabyMamaPo will be with you soon!
Spotty That is so rubbish about the heating and hot water, I would be so upset Is it very cold with you? We have a bit of snow this morning, just a skiff, but still.
Seconds Sorry you're back in again but definitely positive to take advantage of the BF support!
Walnut Did you get checked out?
Barbeasty Thank you so much for the burger advice re: BF! It really helped and last night Claudia got lots more and it wasn't anywhere near as traumatic for her (or me!) My boobs are super sore now and have had to crack out the breast pads (so now I rustle at both ends of me - attractive) but I am so happy that my milk seems to be coming through. DH picking up breast pump today too, so hopefully we are tackling the BF on all fronts! (no pun intended!)
Re: lady garden trimmage - that's what I did last Friday afternoon and then my waters broke two hours later! I'm sure no connection, but still! I had also only done basic trimming (well, DH did for me) so I was worried the beautician would say something, but I think they've seen it all before! I was worried that my wax wouldn't last until my due date....!! In my dopey state after the birth when I was in theatre I told this to the anaesthetist
Hi everyone, another who was on earlier threads but couldn't keep up
but now I'm on ML I can MN to my heart's content
Congrats to those who've already welcomed their babies!
Due a week tomorrow, eek! Have had some period pain type things and baby feels low down but that's it so far.
Is anyone else becoming slightly obsessed with baby movements?! I think mine have changed a bit in terms of time of day/ type of movement even though i am still getting quite a lot and it is turning me into a nervous wreck! Also I'm feeling them less - last night was watching baby contort my tummy into all kinds of crazy positions but I could only just feel it...
I have become a craft monster since starting leave, lucky relatives getting one of my poorly-sewn Xmas creations!
weejo I love that you told the anaesthetist about your lady garden! Hehe. Off to fight the traffic (and snow) to get to my appointment.
Well I had a little trip to the ward last night as I was a bit worried about lack of movement.
She hooked me up to the CTG monitor and everything was fine, she also said that she can feel most of his head so I assume that means he isn't engaged at all sad
My BP was a little higher than normal though so she checked it three times and it was coming down, although she asked me lots of questions about pre-eclampsia. Midwife wasn't especially worried about it though. I have another appointment on Thursday to see the midwife for a routine appointment.
I did manage to catch up with one of my colleagues on the ward though about one of my clients who had a baby yesterday morning. There are a couple of cases that I am finding much harder to leave alone!
Today I have an appointment to have my eyebrows waxed and a pedicure. My lady garden is like a jungle and quite frankly it can stay like that! I am also having lunch with my cousin's wife as she is a week ahead of me. Fun
Ok quick poll : been offered induction on Friday as they have room compared to Monday ..... what to do??!!!!
Baby 1/5 so it's just this buggery cervix!!!!
Welcome back Ivana, it's lovely that lots of old names are coming back for the home stretch, very exciting! My family are also getting lots of home mades from me, yesterday I made a batch of apple sauces, today it will be mint sauce from my mint in the garden. Also knitting little Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monrow and Jimi Hendrix dolls!
Glad the bf perseverance it paying off, it sounds like hard work, but worth it in the end, like a battle of wills!
We don't have snow we get snowed in every year, I love the adventure and expedition of getting out of it, but I suppose it's not very practical this year!
Friend your BP was probably up because of the anxiety of the situation, glad it's come back down.
Clarella I would take up the offer, but that's cause this baby it annoying me with his lack of respect from my organs and personal space!
Thanks for all your kind words ladies
Still hardly any movement clarella don't think I felt LO at all throughout the night and have tried cold drink this morning and nothing so just about to head up to DAU Now.
Friend, if you went to the hospital because you were worried, wouldn't that explain higher than normal blood pressure? The MW sent me to have something checked a couple of weeks ago and I was really stressed about it, and when they measured my blood pressure at hospital it was quite a bit higher (although mine is usually low so was still in normal limits).
Clarella what method of induction will they use? I've never been past 36 weeks and that was bad enough so I would probably take it but ask for the pessary like I had as it's much gentler.
Good luck mamapo
Clarella when do you have to decide by? How happy are you to keep sitting it out?
Sat in the blood test queue, again. Then off the DAU for monitoring, again. Bloody high blood pressure. I've still not recovered from last week's mauling, so dreading this.
Midwife examined me again this morning, cervix forward, 2cm and bulging waters. Come on baby!!
Bugger it. I have made it to 38+3 with no new stretchmarks but this morning I noticed a couple of tell tale red marks that looks like they are imminent. Balls!
clarella what did midwife say yesterday? Was cervix any more favourable? When do you need to let them know by ?
Good luck at DAU brooke and kate
On phone so losing track a little
Well still pregnant here, was woken 3 times in the night with really strong contractions but just went straight back to sleep afterwards as tbh I'm bored with it! Then up at 6:45ish with really bad period type cramps and tightenings, still losing snot like discharge (sorry tmi) but once again all seems to have died down again! Grrr so fed up with the on/off
clarella if it were me I'd take the induction but as spotty says, find out what method they'll start with and whether that is likely to do the trick or cervix effacement. I had the gel and that turned out to be all I needed for the whole thing.
kate bulging waters sounds promising!
friend re your BP, did they talk to you during the taking of it? my community midwife does this ALL THE TIME and it's so irritating; she then remembers that you're not meant to talk during it and tells me to shush when I reply to her questions.
I was fine to sit it out but then thought what diff does 3 days really make?! But then thought actually could be a lot. Cervix is still posterior. Mw at hospital said can be offered 41-42 wks and no diff in outcomes etc. Stone of me thought that if on Friday they might let it go slow - so yes pessary etc slowly as ling as baby ok. Ffs I'm shit at decision making!!!!!
If they think they're gonna be busy clarella it will probably be more relaxing (!) on Friday? I'd go for it as would be desperate by now.
Good luck to every one who's being monitored.
clarella I would be inclined to take the Friday slot, but then I'm 38+3 and incredibly fed up already (even though I have the guarantee that I won't go past 39+6).
Well I am now waxed. Boy did that sting! I am glad it's done now and I don't have to worry about it for labour. Now I need to follow in the footsteps of weejo and have my waters break in a few hours!
Hopefully off to see a good friend this afternoon who's just had a hip replacement (she's only 38 bless her). She's a star and I loves her, so while I've got the car I want to visit!