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November 2012 - the last ante-natal thread

(49 Posts)
StuntNun Wed 05-Dec-12 19:44:56
YellowWellies Fri 07-Dec-12 12:00:12

Got to log into the very last antenatal thread. Good luck Clarella!!!

TheDetective Sat 08-Dec-12 17:28:10

Oh, there is a last fred grin.

Come on Clarella!

(Is there anyone else?!)

horseylady Sat 08-Dec-12 18:00:20

It's quite sad really the last ante natal thread sad

Good luck those left!!!

Clarella Sat 08-Dec-12 18:01:50

Arse tried to claim last post!!!! (wink)

I bought a pineapple but I think it will sit there as a talisman. Along with a pumpkin I still have. Will try dtd! Not doing curry, I don't want to smell or poo curry if it does happen. I reckoned a good side of roast beef tonight and more tomorrow to stock up on iron grin!

My god I didn't realise it was 19 days detective?!?! I was never sure which thread to go on - I'm on the December one too blush

Slightly embarrassing I may be the only one hmm unless anyone else joins me?!

There is a lot of pressure down there and I think baby is doing that shelving thing (?) Anyway his bum and feet are sticking out lower and more forward than before.

Baby on this one!!!!!

pikz Sat 08-Dec-12 18:50:39

Come on baby Clarella!

StuntNun Sat 08-Dec-12 21:15:07

I like pineapple and curry so I didn't mind those too much. DTD is a good idea cos you probably won't feel like it afterwards. grin

I was induced with my first two deliveries, I definitely needed the epidural for the first but for the second I was on the lowest setting of the drip and I just about managed without the epidural. Hopefully the gel will work and you won't need the drip.

Iheartpasties Sat 08-Dec-12 22:54:53

go clarella!

Bryzoan Sun 09-Dec-12 08:07:19

Mummytobe went for induction end of last week? Hope she is enjoying cuddles by now and just too tired to post / has no connection. Hugs mummytobe if you are reading!

Lane81 Sun 09-Dec-12 09:49:23

Go clarella! Presuming you are the last and mummytobe has cuddles already!!

Clarella Sun 09-Dec-12 11:00:38

Well running out of options so housework and relaxing today - hospital phoned going in at 9 am smile

StuntNun Sun 09-Dec-12 11:40:20

Ooh good luck for tomorrow Clarella. How are things looking on the December thread?

Clarella Sun 09-Dec-12 11:53:35

It's raining babies amongst the December ladies! A few fast ones too smile

Would I have any clue my cervix is changing? If I met a mw in the street I think I'd kidnap her right now to check!

We've just set up a brio bedside cot we were given so that it's one massive bed extension smile it may not work and I may end up with the moses basket but considering from what I can tell they tend to be surgically attached to you at first I reckoned a good starting place!

Bryzoan Sun 09-Dec-12 13:11:28

Ah enjoy today clarella - big hugs to you. Cot sounds fab. I splashed out o. A bednest on eBay this time which sounds similar. much easier than the Moses basket I had with dd (who ended up perpetually asleep on my chest anyway). Ds actually sleeps in the bednest. Bliss!

Thechick Sun 09-Dec-12 14:30:20

Is there just one baby left??

Clarella Sun 09-Dec-12 14:45:17

My nct teacher emailed me to explain about expectant management bishops score etc. Briefly explained to dh may be in same situation (he's trying not to be grumpy!) but hoping they will at least give me info about the state of my placenta etc if cervix still stubborn. I will be pumping them of all the info they can give. Not sure I'm strong enough to do what detective did but I'd like to know I'm making the best choice for baby smile

georgee Sun 09-Dec-12 15:17:50

Best of luck Clarella, yes, find out exactly where you are before making a decision. Knowledge is power! Best of luck.

Bryzoan I'm considering a bednest. Did you get the NCT one?

TheDetective Sun 09-Dec-12 16:17:17

You have to do what is best for you and your baby! We are all individual!

For what it is worth, my cervix was being an utter twat and not changing at all between 40+6 and 42+5 when I finally caved! It wasn't terribly unfavourable, but not favourable the way I would have liked! Anyway, I had a feeling breaking my waters would do the trick, and I was right, it did. I didn't need anything else. Not many times an ARM alone does the job from cold so to speak. I think it was the right time for me.

You will know when it is the right time for you too.

mrswee Sun 09-Dec-12 18:38:21

just popped in to say hi Clarella not had a lot of tme to check up on you!

hi all! pleased to announce Kiana Jade Herridge was born at 4.20am on the 8/12/12....
birth wasnt exactly straight forward though...went for induction on wednesday....4 prostin pessaries and 2 days later still no sign of anything happening so friday evening about 7ish they managed to break my waters. contractions started almost immediately after..from that point on everything went tits up!! my midwife was a bitch and didnt listen to anything i had to say! refused me a water birth even though there was no medical reason i couldnt have one and told me i was making it up when i said i needed to push......i then spent 3 hours fighting the urge to push as she said 'you cant of dilated that quickly' (she also refused to check me so how she could of known?!?!) when a doctor came in later to check me (surprise surprise fully dilated) i was then too tired to push for more than an hour and ended up with an assisted delivery. as a result i know have torn/split stomach muscles, lost a lot of blood and had to be cut to help her out.

at least shes healthy though and cute as a button :D

Lane81 Sun 09-Dec-12 19:22:50

Congrats mummytobe though I'm sorry to hear how awful your MW was! Why are some so awful?

Enjoy the first days with your new baby.

Good luck for tmrw clarella!

Clarella Sun 09-Dec-12 21:30:40

Congratulations mummytobe! So sorry you had a really horrid mw, not good and hope you heal soon. Lovely name mummy!

Thanks for the advice peeps - last Thursday cervix was grand 0. Just have to see about placenta etc which is my other worry. I'm not far off 36 dunno if that makes a difference.

Iheartpasties Sun 09-Dec-12 22:08:10

congrats mummytobe

Bryzoan Sun 09-Dec-12 22:44:56

Huge congrats mummytobe. So frustrated for you re being told not to push and your difficult birth - big hugs. Hope you have a good recovery.

Clarella - I'm 38 and that was one of the reasons my consultant was very against letting me go much past 42 weeks. It is hard to be sure how the placenta is functioning I think. All you can do is monitor movement carefully, have regular Ctgs and some extra scans if you wait it out. Gregory turned up by himself in the endbang on 42 weeks. My placenta was still good - but he does have a lot of dry skin. He was def ready to be born... It is such a hard decision. Good luck whatever you decide.

Georgee - yes it in the Nct bednest. I love it.

StuntNun Mon 10-Dec-12 00:33:45

Why isn't the post-natal thread working? When I click on it Mumsnet closes.

pikz Mon 10-Dec-12 02:29:39

It's doing the same to me stunt

Congrats mummytobe
Fingers crossed it won't be long clarella

ChunkyTurkeywiththetrimmings Mon 10-Dec-12 04:47:59

Congrats mummytobe although shame things were made so difficult for you. I have separated stomach muscles from this pg - apparently 1/3 of women get it with their first and its more common with your 2nd pg/twins etc. The vast majority of women find it resolves by 6-12wks post-partum. Gentle exercises & not straining your muscles (I.e. no heavy lifting) help. Your MW might have a factsheet on it.

Good luck for tomorrow Clarella.

Clarella Mon 10-Dec-12 06:10:03

Thanks bryzoan - well he's not turned up and niggles appear to be wind blush!

Out of interest were you prepared to carry on waiting?

I'll see what they say but inclined to to ahead -its also my first so could be a while anyway.

Clarella Mon 10-Dec-12 06:10:42

Thanks everyone for the wishes!

NervousAt20 Mon 10-Dec-12 06:11:12

Congratulations mummytobe I'm sorry you had a awful bitchMW

How you doing clarella

Wow the last thread shock we've all come so far

TooManyDicksOnTheDancefloor Mon 10-Dec-12 07:59:26

Good luck clarella!

Congratulations mummytobe, sounds like you had a difficult time though. I hope you're not feeling too bad about it. Thr midwife sounds like an idiot sad. Lovely name, can't wait to see a pic on Facebook.

Bryzoan Mon 10-Dec-12 08:17:39

Good luck today Clarella!

Bryzoan Mon 10-Dec-12 08:19:46

I was in two minds, just like you. But I had pretty much settled on going ahead on the Tuesday (the day after he was born)

Iheartpasties Mon 10-Dec-12 10:00:52

clarella - best of luck

Clarella Mon 10-Dec-12 19:54:19

George Cosmo born at 16:07 by emergency section - but guess what! started going into labour on way to hospital!

However the trace showed he wasn't too happy after some of the contractions so they broke waters and labour really kicked in, then they decided to see if drip sped things up - it was 50/50 for an hour over normal or sect (during which time I had a ball with gas and air and actually chose epidural cos I was so hammered, though the anesthetist really cracked me up and I had to hide my eyes while he gave the speil) but then it had to be section. He's gorgeous though - oddly skinny so needs top up feeds for a few days here but great on the boob and bottle!

Bryzoan Mon 10-Dec-12 20:45:24

Huge congratulations Clarella! How funny that labour started on your way in! It sounds tough going for a while - very glad to hear all is well now. Hope the little man bulks up quickly and you recover equally quickly from your section. Love the name George. Gregory might have been a George if he didn't have a cousin called Georgina.

pikz Mon 10-Dec-12 20:47:08

Huge congrats Clarella xxx

StuntNun Mon 10-Dec-12 22:29:02

Congratulations Clarella. Look after your tummy for the next few days - the less you do the faster you heal so just potter around the ward.

jenbird Mon 10-Dec-12 23:11:19

Congratulations clarella and mummy to be x

Iheartpasties Tue 11-Dec-12 02:40:47

Congrats clarella! Are we all done now? Any lurkers? Is it bye bye to this thread now???!!!!

ChunkyTurkeywiththetrimmings Tue 11-Dec-12 03:46:48

Congrats Clarella.

Dixiebell Tue 11-Dec-12 03:50:12

Congratulations Clarella!! Welcome to George. Nobody made it to 12/12/12...!

TooManyDicksOnTheDancefloor Tue 11-Dec-12 08:52:22

Congratulations clarella, I got a tear in my eye and my milk let down reading your post! So happy for you xxx

ShellyBobbs Tue 11-Dec-12 10:12:06

Congratulations to all new mummies grin

Is this really it now after all those months and everything we've been through together?

Passmethecrisps Tue 11-Dec-12 10:46:57

Congratulations to clarella! Last graduate. It sounds like a fairly intense delivery so I hope that you and George make a speedy recovery.

georgee Tue 11-Dec-12 14:10:01

Whoo-hoo!!! Well done Clarella! Love the name. x

YellowWellies Tue 11-Dec-12 14:10:22

Congratulations Clarella and Mummy! Come and join the party xx

Clarella Wed 12-Dec-12 22:20:35

will get there when I get a chance!!!

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