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October 2013 - Calling October babies: come out, come out wherever you are!

(1001 Posts)
MrsHoratioNelson Wed 02-Oct-13 16:41:44

Stats sheet here

New arrivals here

SC - still cooking (pre EDD)
SFW - still f***ing waiting (post EDD)
OWT - on way to theatre (CS)
IP - induction in progress
SWIL - somewhere in labour
LIT -lost in transition

roofio87 Wed 02-Oct-13 16:51:54

new thread yay!! checking in. sc@39+5 smile

AnythingNotEverything Wed 02-Oct-13 16:56:10

SC @ 38 weeks.

Baby and I have had words, and I'm expecting things to start in the middle of next week. Contractions started with DS1 at 38+5, so I've ordered the seam again please.

claphammama Wed 02-Oct-13 16:56:51

checking in - SC @ 37+1

PseudoBadger Wed 02-Oct-13 16:57:24

Well monitoring was fine and they are keeping me on the extra drug (Nifidepine) until Monday. Back for monitoring on Friday.
I was there for three hours so then my parents took me to Carluccios for lunch (list of what I ate on old thread...!)

Now I feel shite which I think is me getting used to the new drug. I want this to be over!!

Thinking of you MoN, I hope you enjoy your evening (take away!) and can rest xx

kd83 Wed 02-Oct-13 16:58:06

Checking in (serial lurker).

SC 38+6

Off for a look round my midwife-led delivery unit in a bit. Nothing like leaving it til the last minute, maybe it will encourage baby along...

doobeedee Wed 02-Oct-13 17:00:21

Marking place. SWIL.

MrsHoratioNelson Wed 02-Oct-13 17:00:56

<takes a bow>

Why thank you Clapham grin It's not like I've got much else to do hmm

My poor friend has MS so it's not at all unreasonable and I feel terrible now. But I wanted to go for a drink sad. At least I don't have to change out of my slouchy trousers.

Mnippy Wed 02-Oct-13 17:05:48

SC. Craving a pregnancy massage. And a McDonalds.

Slippysnow Wed 02-Oct-13 17:06:43

I'm here twiddling my thumbs trying not to be too impatient at 36 + 5. May have a long wait yet. waiting to leach off of someone else's baby news and enjoyment.

Wow how sad is that confession?

notsoold Wed 02-Oct-13 17:10:43

Marking my place .
SC at 36+5 so really back of the bus, although as my csection/ induction is on the 18 I really don't have that long to wait , do I???

I am not a drinker ( only have a glass Xmas day) but I really fancy a pint of shandy. Even though I have been sick twice today.

mnippy mcdonalds....milkshake!!! Yes please

pinkbuttons Wed 02-Oct-13 17:11:45

Checking in, thanks for new thread MrsH

MoN enjoy your night tonight, also backing the takeaway option and hope you manage to get some sleep, will be thinking of you tomorrow.

pseudo hope you feel better soon although your lunch sounds amazing! Hope the new drugs balance out your BP a bit x

Just had a look at the births sheet and looks like the boys have caught up, meaning my girl can now be born (again another irrational thought that has been concerning me) Come on babies, we need some actual October births!

Hope things are ticking along doobee and Rachel

39+4 SC

apperleydapperley Wed 02-Oct-13 17:12:19

Just added myself to stats page, hope thats OK. SC@ 39+2.
We def need more baby news grin

Natalieand Wed 02-Oct-13 17:12:31

Checking in
SC @ 38+2
Still have a tooth ache
Still fed up
Dh let me nap this afternoon and has now taken dd food shopping.

Its taking every single bit of will power I have not to nip down to holland and barratt and buy castor oil

Best of luck tommorow MoN will be thinking of you, dp and little Eliana xx

Thinking of you too doobeedee I wonder who will be the first birth announcement on this thread? Hopefully we should have a few by the time this one ends as we will be 1/4 of the way into October

I've been keeping up with reading the thread but just don't seem to be able to post properly with name checks the last few days

flowers to all those over due, feeling crap, and everyone just generally needing flowers xx

notsoold Wed 02-Oct-13 17:13:20

Does anybody teeager children are " needy" with the eminent arrival of sibling???
Mine are! Both of them! Even though dd is engaged with her own place she is phoning and moaning every day!!! And ds is in a terrible mood???
Rant over...

Checking in at 38+2. Anything I'm also hoping for mid week next week or now. Every time I get BH I hope it's going to turn into a crippling contraction so we can get the show underway! I should calm down, plenty of you are ahead of me not that I care about pushing in ATM.

Baby's blanket is nearly finished, just the borders left to do. Done more knitting in the last 2 days than I ever have- maybe a nesting/baby round the corner sign?

Maybe a TMI q but someone might know- where has my cervix gone?! I tried to find it (used to have a coil and check for strings so I know where it used to be!) but it's gone! I have long fingers, how far up can it be? And is it good or bad in terms of labour starting soon if it's that high? hmm

Thinking of you and Eliana MoN

Wickedgirl Wed 02-Oct-13 17:20:09

flowers MoN and pseudo

SC @39 weeks today and getting increasing impatient that this baby is still not here!

Been waiting on the phone to gp for 25 minutes trying to book my 38 week appointment. I think they are closed now despite the "we know you are waiting" message every few seconds. Not sure how long I should wait. They only let you book appointments the week before, there are a very limited number available as pre bookable, you can't call before 11 and they close at lunch. Such a pain trying to arrange it but I don't want to miss out on an appointment that might be my last one (wishful thinking!). Grr. Sorry moan moan moan.

Two people said they were sure I would have the baby before the weekend at work today and one laughed and said you look so tired. Charming. I thought I was doing quite well today! Waddling a lot and walking slowly because one hip is much more sore than the other but I think I have a long time to go yet.

Good luck. Rachel and doobeedoo.

Last NCT class tonight, baby can come then once we have got our money's worth!

Haylebop12 Wed 02-Oct-13 17:27:05

Checking in on the shiny new thread.

I'm lurking just not finding much time to post!

Those of you on fb will know that Isaac came home yesterday. So happy although absolutely exhausted!

Haylebop12 Wed 02-Oct-13 17:28:43

Good luck tomorrow Mon will be thinking of you x

and good luck to all those SWIL! Hoping for a good few birth announcements on this thread!

Feminist out of interest I had a feel and mine also seems to have moved up out of reach.

Mnippy Wed 02-Oct-13 17:41:02

orange - I HATE it when people tell me I look tired. Don't they realise it is code for saying I look awful! MIL is the worst offender.

Glad Isaac is home mon.

Can't believe some of you are making it to town. I can't deal with public transport anymore, and am fully embracing semi-hermitage (and John Lewis online...).

Mnippy Wed 02-Oct-13 17:43:30

Whoops , I meant hayle, not mon!

thanks to mon!

Iheartcrunchiebars Wed 02-Oct-13 17:49:33

Checking in at 38+1.

This weekend I've got a spa weekend booked with a pregnancy massage and pedicure booked. I'm dreading having to shave my legs!! The massage says it will focus on my tummy but I hope that's not right I want my back and shoulders and feet not tummy!! But what I'm looking forward to most is floating in the pool and feeling weightless. As long as the baby stays where it is!!

xuntitledx Wed 02-Oct-13 17:51:57

Just had an absolute emotional meltdown when DH got in from work...full on sobbing sad

SC at 39+4...

JellyCurls Wed 02-Oct-13 17:56:19

Checking in.

Midwife reluctantly gave me a second sweep and said she could feel babies head - sorry for TMI. Since then have had lots of tightenings, cramps snd back ache so fx not long to go now. Baby only had one movement today so if nothing by 7pm I to call in. Keep you all posted.

MoN best of luck for tomorrow will be thinking of you and your baby girl thanks

Good luck jelly.

Thinking of MoN. Hope you decided to take it easy tonight and will be thinking of you tomorrow.

Just realised I got the last rambling post on the old thread. Finally sitting down now that all the cleaning is done and the girls have gone off to my sister's. Ds still here as there wouln't have been anywhere for him to sleep. My other sister offered to take him but he wasn't interested because she doesn't have WiFi or a games console.

KarmaBiatch Wed 02-Oct-13 18:18:58

Checking in at 37+2

Had my weekly obgyn appointment yesterday and had bloods taken to check for bile salts since i have ridiculously itchy skin at bedtime, he gave me really strong antihistamines to stop the itches and warned me that they'd knock me out.. they did, and i had a 16 hour sleep last night blush

Also have thrush hmm so am on the damn cream for that, oh the glamour!

On a positive note, doc is going to give me a sweep next Tuesday (so will be 38+1) and has said that his success rate is rather good so to be prepared to go in to labour 24-48 hours afterwards, exciting! would rather that than be chemically/hormonally induced which has been scheduled (but i can decline) for the 16th Oct.

Had a mani-pedi and reflexology yesterday and both set of people said i looked tired so gave me free neck massages.. bliss!

Will be thinking of you tomorrow MoN, and the safe arrival of Eliana. I also hope meeting your MIL tonight is not too stressful thanks

Good Luck to Doobeedee and Rachel, hope things move swiftly for both of you thanks

thanks to everyone else


chickieno1 Wed 02-Oct-13 18:21:29

Checking in

38 weeks

Have forgotten half of what wanted to post on last thread. I'm blaming preg brain and lack of sleep.

favellio I m so sorry to hear what happened to little jack sad. It's good the doctors are happy with the progress. How is your recovery? Thinking of you flowers

mon please try not to do too much tonight. I know you're our resident CS expert but you've had a very worrying and stressful time so you will need all your strength in the next little while. Are you scheduled for the morning? Will be thinking of you and Eliana xx

pseudo hope you adjust to the nifedipine and that it controls your BP.

Good luck doobee

Sorry for the worry with little one roofio he ll be here very soon to reassure you in person!

Hope you're feeling ok now untitled

Sorry to all the ladies having to put up with their OHs. DH got narky with me yesterday cos I said the CS might happen late if there are any emergencies! Why did he not think of that himself!! He s not altogether clueless so come on! Anyway we had a chat last night and he admitted that he was stressed and didn't know how he felt about the pregnancy re timing etc. he's happy baby coming but just a bit overwhelmed with all the change and maybe not as excited as with ds. We both felt better after our chat.

Ok going to check hospital bag again, more laundry, do some paperwork, as panicking I've loads to do before CS on fri.

chickieno1 Wed 02-Oct-13 18:24:04

Good luck rachel

ananikifo Wed 02-Oct-13 18:27:13

mon don't you move from your seat! It sounds like you've had a much harder day than you needed to.

37+1 and still cooking. I've decided to keep cooking for a while bc it's nice to be lazy around the house and I'm terrified of what it'll be like to have a baby and the nursery is just not ready. Also there is too much knitting to do. If only I could get rid of this reflux now.

DH is still in France and texts me everything he's eating: rare steak, Brie, wine tasting, etc. France is like a pregnant foodie's dream. I was naughty yesterday and had goat's cheese on my pizza so I feel a bit less jealous than I would.

MrsHoratioNelson Wed 02-Oct-13 18:27:26

Karma me too sad. When are you due?

I'm trying to work out whether that's likely, but we're getting quicker at filling up these threads! You do realise the last one only lasted 5 days...

Not sure where on the list I'll be chickie. I was told to be in for 7.30 so I guess it's first come first served.

chickieno1 Wed 02-Oct-13 18:29:44

Ok mon hopefully you get in early x

Shootingstarsandcomets Wed 02-Oct-13 18:31:10

Marking place and wishing mon best of luck for tomorrow.
My baby has engaged its head but I know that means nothing. Not scheduled to see obstetrician now until after due date when he'll do a sweep. And got my cs date which will be 1st November.......please please let me have this baby before then. I think I will be unbelievably depressed if I don't have this one out before then.

KarmaBiatch Wed 02-Oct-13 18:34:52

MrsH i reckon it's highly unlikely i'll be SWIL on this thread, due the 21st but having a sweep next tuesday so fx for that working!

I can't seem to add myself to the spreadsheet, can someone please do it for me?

Due date: 21st, expecting a girl, name will be Olivia. Thanks smile

Oddlife Wed 02-Oct-13 18:38:44

Just checking in. SC at 38 + 5 but CS scheduled for the morning.

MoN thinking of you this evening and I hope everything goes smoothly for you both in the morning too. I realise that the C-Section is just the start of Eliana's journey so will be sending you both lots of positive vibes.

I feel like my LO has already packed her bags and is keen to get moving, lots of tightenings, kicks and pummeling down below, back ache and just generally feeling very very uncomfortable. I really hope she stays in tonight as would rather have a planned ELCS than an emergency one.

We are off out to celebrate our wedding anniversary tonight but not sure there's space for any food. Bags packed, hers and mine, cool bag waiting to keep my placenta in ready to be rushed off for encapsulation after op. Have managed to go off all the names we liked today..... so figure I will wait til after she arrives and see what suits her.

Lastly but more importantly all the dogs look miserable - perhaps they know something I don't?

Good luck to everyone else over the next few days - not sure whether I will be any good at keeping up on the thread for a while but will try to check in as soon as I can.

God luck tomorrow odd life. Hope you get to enjoy yr evening. Happy anniversary thanks

RedlipsAndSlippers Wed 02-Oct-13 18:43:08

Oh my, look at all the babies!
I'm SC at 36+1, and reeeaally looking forward to starting maternity leave on Saturday grin
Made a start on my hospital bag yesterday, I'd completely forgotten how much stuff is recommended, surely I didn't need the much last time?!
I'm a bit of an intermittent lurker, so massive congratulations to those of you with lovely squishy babies already!

JLSmithy Wed 02-Oct-13 18:44:50

Just checking in! SC at 36+ 6! Looking forward to reaching the 37 week mark tomorrow!! Really should finish packing my hospital bag!

Favellio I'm so sorry to hear about little Jack! How awful! Hope he makes a speedy recovery! X

Pinkforboys Wed 02-Oct-13 19:13:06

Checking in...SC@37+5.

Clapham I was on Oxford St stocking up on moisturiser and Groswaddles. Did you see the mini Hallowe'en & Christmas outfits in the baby section? Made me think of everyone on this thread!

I can't believe that until I caught up on this thread I'd completely forgotten I had MaccyD's for lunch today. I've just had fish fingers & chips with DS too blush

I'm looking at pigsty of a house and trying to summon up the energy to do massive clear up. DH has got a client coming over to see the place tomorrow morning (our house is a matchbox Grand Design as in designed & built by DH). The living room is taken over by DS's toys, the bedrooms taken over by baby gumf (how much stuff do they need shock) and all I've achieved so far is cleaning out the bin, which he's hardly going to notice...(Made me think of you, MoN)

So much for finishing off the baby-blanket. My Mum reckons I'll still be sewing it up when I'm in labour (I was finishing my bridesmaid's cardigan on the morning of our wedding blush)

Just checking in. Good luck tomorrow mon and oddlife

Natalieand Wed 02-Oct-13 19:17:09

I joined the macdonalds club but I had it for breakfast today xx

CocktailSausage Wed 02-Oct-13 19:35:08

Sc at 38+4

Not posted for months but I have been lurking (promise) I find fb much easier to catch up on ��

I've resigned myself to the fact that I'll be overdue so that I won't be so disappointed if I do go that way - which is likely. Hopefully my body will be able to deal with labour more effectively this time round.

MrsHoratioNelson Wed 02-Oct-13 19:38:53

Well, now well and truly fed up - I can't do anything without getting really strong BH. Then DH came home and started telling me how much work his clients were piling on so I asked whether that was his way of telling me that he would be working during his paternity leave. His response was "Umm..." angry sad

Sanjifair Wed 02-Oct-13 19:40:39

SC at 38+3. Had newborn cuddles today, though sadly not with my own baby. Interestingly, had some strong BH while holding the little one. Nothing much since though!

Nellysgirl Wed 02-Oct-13 19:46:41

Checking in smile
Due date tomorrow. Thankfully got a sweep booked in as sciatica has made sleep impossible and I'm way too emotional x

Nellysgirl Wed 02-Oct-13 19:48:17

Oh and thanks for new thread Mrs HN and good luck tomorrow to the other ladies hope all goes well x

Wickedgirl Wed 02-Oct-13 19:53:24

Shooting........what's your actual due date?

Mon I hope you've sat down and been looked after this evening. I hope everything goes well for you all tomorrow. Xx

Smitten1981 Wed 02-Oct-13 19:55:18

Checking in. SC 37+2!

legallyblond Wed 02-Oct-13 19:58:19

Checking in.

I also was in JL this morning grin.

MoN good luck for tomorrow. I will be thinking of you. Like me with the twins, are you second on the list? I was so that all the paeds and neo natal consultants could be there after completing their 8am handovers and rounds in NICU.... (2 paeds drs, 2 neonatal drs, 2 neonatal nurses, 2 midwives... Full set for each twin). Assume it might be similar for you plus cardiologist?

Good luck Jelly. It's a long time since we "met" on the ttc bus!!!

Oddlife - our dog has been seriously sorry for herself since the twins. DD has been fine but the poor dog feels usurped! She can't complain though, she's still had a walk every single day since they were born.... No mean feat!

To all those worried about induction for going overdue, try not to! I worried with DD and was induced at 40+12. It was overall a fab labour! I was v mobile and she arrived 8/9 hours after the first contraction. Had gas and air only. I did need an episiotomy, but because she had a huge head and I had been pushing for well over three hours, not because of the induction per se.

Feeling v proud of my milk today. H is now 7lb 8 (born 6lb 2) and V is 6lb 4 (5lb 3 at birth and lots of angst re low weight/low blood sugars to begin with - heel pricks plus formula every hour sad). They're 3 weeks old. Super milk!!!

Sparkeleigh Wed 02-Oct-13 20:00:40

Lol, MrsH I like the new thread name.

Checking in at 37+5. I had a bit of a mad day rushing around between appointments today, but it was really good. I was at a TENS class at the hospital and they sent me home with one since I was next on their hire list. They demonstrated one on our arms and it was so wierd, it went from feeling like something was crawling on my skin to making my fingers twitch.

Mon really hope you got a takeaway and put your feet up afterwards!

Good luck tomorrow everyone who's having sweeps!

Pinkush Wed 02-Oct-13 20:05:13

Hi ladies, Haven't posted on thread since first trimester/frequent lurker but checked in today- my due date- to catch up! Lovely to see all the new arrivals. Best of luck to MoN for tomorrow.
I was about to put operation evict baby in action but my mum, who is a massive support/frequently looks after DS1, has come down with shingles so can't come near DS1 or new baby until all cleared up due to chicken pox risk. Could be at least another week till it clears up so need to keep legs crossed!

monkeytree Wed 02-Oct-13 20:18:38

favellio Hope baby Jack is doing O.K. Cant believe that happened what a nasty shock.

Clapham re the DH thing. Quizzed DH about what he should do when I go into labour. He was lying on the settee with his feet up saying as long as your hospital bag is packed everything should be O.K! Totally laid back unlike me whilst I'm fretting that my mother/friend will get here to look after DD probably in the early hours of the morning.

DH did ask me this evening with a smile on his face had I packed my magazines and relaxation music this time? Running joke as last time I packed my hospital bag as if I was going to a health spa for the day. I imagined sitting in a Jacuzzi style pool (aka birthing pool) sipping something nice whilst reading a magazine and listening to my relaxation tape in between contractions whilst the baby made their way merrily down the birth canal - what a shock I got! Cant believe I was so naïve.

Caz Sorry about your horse, so difficult to part with a pet/animal, very emotional, hope you're doing O.K.

chickieno1 Wed 02-Oct-13 20:26:27

Meant to wave hello to you oddlife on the last thread. Good luck tomorrow!!

And diege sorry your placenta didn't move for you. flowers

legally well done on the super milk!! And no mean feat indeed walking dog everyday. How's the bugaboo donkey working out for you? What are bedtimes for dd like? Is your dh doing most of these or are you getting to do some? Worried a bit about my ds. I know he's a little older than your dd but still worried.

And thanks for new thread * mrsHN*

Sitting on stairs painting toenails. They look ghastly grin

Nellysgirl Wed 02-Oct-13 20:32:53

Can I ask a question? My mums friend just told me I shouldn't be driving at this stage? Surely this can't be true? Apparently I'm invalidating my insurance... Panicking now!

PseudoBadger Wed 02-Oct-13 20:37:09

Rubbish Nelly. However I'm not driving as my pills make me feel weird, and my pelvis hurts if I brake or go over a bump. Oh, and there's about a centimetre between bump and steering wheel!

MrsHoratioNelson Wed 02-Oct-13 20:41:25

Nonsense Nelly. I'm due tomorrow and still driving. The main problem is that the baby hates it.

Haylebop12 Wed 02-Oct-13 20:47:14

nelly never heard that one before!

As long as the seatbelt is under bump and on top of bump then that's fine... (I think)

Wickedgirl Wed 02-Oct-13 20:48:26

I'm 39 weeks Nelly and still driving. I need to take my son to tennis every day and my daughter to her pony as well as the school run to 2 different schools. I'd never manage if I couldn't drive.

Haylebop12 Wed 02-Oct-13 20:48:47

And legally fantastic weight gain. Ds is being weighed on Friday. Kinda worried as I think he's only getting my foremilk... He's still very sleepy.

Shirehobbit Wed 02-Oct-13 20:51:07

Quick Google in pregnancy and driving:

So, keep doing what you're doing smile

BreeWannabe Wed 02-Oct-13 20:57:02

Hi ladies, another serial lurker checking in to say hello! I've posted a couple of times in the past but the threads move so fast I didn't keep up smile
I am SC at 39 + 6... Really really hoping to be one of the 5% of women who actually give birth on their due date (but highly doubt it'll happen!). I'm having a sweep on Monday, and like some others I'm desperate to avoid being induced! Currently having loads of Braxton hicks... Could that be a sign that things are progressing?!
Good luck to you all and hope everyone is feeling ok! smile smile smile

Nellysgirl Wed 02-Oct-13 21:02:25

Thanks ladies! I know, I thought it was unlikely but sent my head into a spin. Last thing we need is for getting around to be made even more difficult hmm

Just checking in to say MIL is lovely as is Dp's great aunt. Had a takeaway and am currently sipping a small Baileys to calm my nerves.

PseudoBadger Wed 02-Oct-13 21:08:31

FFS I just took my BP an hour after both meds (as advised) and it's 150/90. I'll wait an hour and do it again.
<looks at bump> get out get out get out!!!!!

Shirehobbit Wed 02-Oct-13 21:09:02

Just in case I miss you tomorrow morning, MoN - massive hugs and positive thoughts for you, Eliana and your family, tomorrow.
We're all with you flowers

Enjoy the Baileys x

ananikifo Wed 02-Oct-13 21:10:13

So glad to hear they're nice and you've had a good meal, mon! Relax tonight and good luck for tomorrow!

Can I just confirm that I should expect my ribs to get a bit smaller after birth and boobs to get bigger then settle down (so hard to predict?). It's time to buy nursing bras I think. So if they're in s/m/l type sizes and I'm between or not sure should I get the size up or down? And would it be smart to just get a few sleep bra type nursing bras for the beginning and then I can get more bra-like ones when I know what my body is like and that I'm definitely continuing to bf? These things are expensive!

legallyblond Wed 02-Oct-13 21:10:26

Chickie - DH has been away since Saturday and is back next Sunday so I have been doing DD's morning routine, school runs and bedtime on my own... Morning and school runs are fine as long as I feed just before we go and harden my heart a bit to a bit of crying ... sad. I also get myself showered etc the night before and pack DD's lunch etc the night before. Evening meal and bedtime are.... A feat of one handed engineering! Both twins (as they very much should grin constantly cluster feed from 5-8pm ish... I normally tandem feed but just have either one attached to me constantly during cooking dinner, eating dinner, bathing DD and her bedtime...

MrsHoratioNelson Wed 02-Oct-13 21:11:11

Good luck for tomorrow MoN, hope you manage to get a reasonable nigt's sleep.

Welcome Bree I'm also due tomorrow and getting wry impatient smile

AnythingNotEverything Wed 02-Oct-13 21:15:27

Pinkush - I don't think you can catch chicken pox from shingles. Shingles is an internal reaction to remaining bits of the virus. I don't think it's contagious, although it can be quite nasty.

Shirehobbit Wed 02-Oct-13 21:15:41

Legally - you are superwoman, yes?!

legallyblond Wed 02-Oct-13 21:17:35

Shire - no!!!!

Nellysgirl Wed 02-Oct-13 21:18:20

Wow legally! I think you are my hero grin I'm struggling to tidy up after DP never mind what you are doing.

Good luck tomorrow MoN! Exciting!

MrsHN - are you due tomorrow? And bree too? Due date buddies! Are you getting loads of messages? I am. 'Still no news/sign of baby, thanks for checking'...confused
Hopefully this sweep in the morning will get things going. Praying to just catch a few hours sleep tonight incase I get lucky x

legallyblond Wed 02-Oct-13 21:18:51

Baby Pseudo - come out!!!!!!

Pinkforboys Wed 02-Oct-13 21:21:02

Legally you're amazing!!

MoN so glad your ILs are lovely. Enjoy that bottle glass of baileys grin

Good luck to all those SWIL and OWT tomorrow!

MrsHoratioNelson Wed 02-Oct-13 21:25:06

Yes Nelly due tomorrow. I am currently the most popular person I know - I've had more emails, calls and texts in the last week than the rest of the year put together...

Pinkforboys Wed 02-Oct-13 21:25:25

My turn for a F*@#H moan... Please will someone reassure me that somewhere out there there exists a man who would not sit back and let his heavily pg OH hoover around his feet, but instead grab said hoover out of her hands with a gallant 'Darling, what are you doing? Let me do that! You need to rest up and look after our baby!' They would equally help tidy up toys, heave heavy boxes around and help change the bed sheets.
Or perhaps he wants this baby out early and thinks this is all in the interest of the baby...? hmm
(Gripe over, as you were...)

legallyblond Wed 02-Oct-13 21:25:32

Nah... House is looking pretty messy and in the afternoons after school (she only does mornings) DD is watching a LOT of films/cbeebies.... blush

MrsHoratioNelson Wed 02-Oct-13 21:27:17

Pink mine would say "you should have let me do that". Bit effing late now is my usual response...

legallyblond Wed 02-Oct-13 21:28:01

Pink - does not sound a million miles from scenes in our household sometimes... If you asked, no doubt he'd leap up... But they don't think at all sometimes...

Pinkforboys Wed 02-Oct-13 21:44:11

To cheer myself up... Who at the back of this bus is going to bring their bub home from the hospital in this? grin

Pinkforboys Wed 02-Oct-13 21:46:01

Or there's this for Christmas. I had a quick fondle of it in JL this morn and it's oh-so-soft....

Shootingstarsandcomets Wed 02-Oct-13 21:52:40

It's the 19th wicked so the 1st is two weeks overdue but if I've had enough when I see him for a sweep I think he'll move it for me or at least I'm telling myself he will to keep me same! Mum was early with my older brother, spot on due date with me and late with my younger brother so no help there with when I'll actually go into labour.

MrsZzz Wed 02-Oct-13 21:53:52

Checking in- SC at 39+5 and getting cramps and random contractions most nights that come to nothing in the morning. I think a couple of others are in the same boat...? I'm finding it really emotionally draining sad

Anyway, good luck for the C Sections tomorrow- let's get some more squishy babies out!

claphammama Wed 02-Oct-13 21:54:19

pink I've heard such men exist... I've also heard that unicorns exist...

love the spider outfit! And yes saw all the Halloween and Christmas outfits in JL and also thought about our October bus :-)

My DP is out with work tonight. I told him to make sure his phone needs to be charged at all times. Last week it died at 8pm when he was out and he came back at 1am and drunk... hmmm... hope he doesn't come back drunk tonight - if he does, he may get a lot of shit

MoN and oddlife once again, best of luck for tomorrow! MoN great to hear you like your MIL - especially at the time when you will need her support xx

legally you are an inspiration... you are either a superwoman or must be taking some hard drugs. (which ones? I want them) And congrats on your amazing milk - very impressive!

baby pseudo come out!!

Shootingstarsandcomets Wed 02-Oct-13 21:54:25

Love the sleepsuits pink I've got the snowman as ds had it last year but I've also bought the reindeer one as it was too irresistible!

claphammama Wed 02-Oct-13 21:57:28

crosspost - LOL pink, I fondled the same outfit in JL today! grin Was so tempted to buy it but after buying Christmas advent calendar last Sunday decided I was enough of a saddo for now... so also actively avoided the Christmas section today

ps. watching House of Surrogates on catch up now

BridgetandtheHairyBrigands Wed 02-Oct-13 21:58:30

Gosh, another thread already...Love the title too...

MoN - so glad the relatives are friendly - I think meeting my MIL for the first time would be enough to send me into labour there and then. Fingers firmly crossed for tomorrow and I do hope you manage to get a bit of sleep tonight.

Legally - I'm absolutely in awe of you managing DD, the twins and the dog single-handedly..... So what if the house is a bit messy and cbeebies is very educational anyway...I think I'd be curled up in a corner sobbing! I am already fretting about how I'm going to manage to walk the dog if I'm pinned to the sofa for hours trying to breast-feed..

Seriously, you should be giving yourself an enormous pat on the back. I feel like a true light-weight in comparison.

Pseudo - I have to confess I get rather confused about blood pressures and don't really understand what the different numbers mean, but I take my hat off to you too for coping so admirably with it all. The trips back and forth to hospital for monitoring must be incredibly stressful.

notsoold Wed 02-Oct-13 22:07:46

MoN and oddlife....good luck tomorrow!!! Xxxx

Mon oddlife and jelly good luck, checking in smile

Just back from our nct class. One couple were running a bit late, then they arrived, with their baby! Born at 36 weeks on Monday but a very healthy 7lb 5 gorgeous little girl. So weird that she was a big (boy shaped) bump in her mums tummy at our last meeting on Friday. Everyone was a bit shocked and vowed to get things more organised! I nice to see her looking so healthy and happy 2 days after giving birth. There is hope! Now a bit jealous though as I was due first! blush

Legally you are amazing! The twins seem to be really flourishing. Well done you.

BridgetandtheHairyBrigands Wed 02-Oct-13 22:13:43

I've got my eye on the spider sleepsuit - please don't everyone rush to order it and send it out of stock.

MrsZzz - yes, I've had that a couple of nights and you're right it is emotionally draining as I don't think you can help but start mentally preparing yourself and then it just doesn't lead anywhere.

Are sweeps pretty routine or does it depend on the midwife? I was never offered one last time (even though I went a week past EDD). Tbh, I feel rather squeamish about the idea of one but I'm intrigued by all the different posts mentioning them.

Smitten1981 Wed 02-Oct-13 22:18:31

Good luck with the sections tomorrow ladies! Xx

ananikifo Wed 02-Oct-13 22:18:59

Wow Orange what a shock! shock What was the topic? Something they felt they still really needed to know?

Legally. I just want to echo what everyone else said. You're amazing!

I've been spending so much time leaning back in the sofa this week that I'm sure I've messed up the baby's position. sad Another reason to keep cooking!

BridgetandtheHairyBrigands Wed 02-Oct-13 22:23:24

Orange - I would've felt a tad jealous too. The lady that just gave birth in my NCT group sent out an email which at the end wished the person with the next due date lots of luck and I felt irrationally disgruntled because their due date is only the day before mine...

It's utterly ridiculous but part of me wanted to jump up and down and say "heh, actually it could be me next!"

BridgetandtheHairyBrigands Wed 02-Oct-13 22:26:25

Ana - your comment has just given me the giggles! Yes, I'd love to know the topic too x

We were just discussing how labour can go on for days when they arrived. Hers was 3 hours from start to finish! I am still sure mine will be long and late though. They didn't stay for the rest but we all had a chat and a coo over the new little one. Apparently you get a refund on any classes if you have your baby before they finish.

I ordered a sling today, the hana baby one. I was going to wait and try some out at sling libraries but I decided I had to have one before the baby came. My nesting seems to be mostly in the form of buying things rather than cleaning things!

HeffalumpTheFlump Wed 02-Oct-13 22:33:03

Good luck mon and odd life, I'll be thinking of you both tomorrow. X

Checking in at 38+4, a week today until csection. I really can't keep up with you lot!

Has anyone else's hoohah swollen up to ten times it's normal size? It's all achy too, like i've been kicked by a horse straight in the fanjo. I had a look and it's seriously puffy. (sorry for tmi)

Thanks a lot by the way for all going on about the reindeer outfit. I now will not be happy if I don't buy it!! Christmas will now not be christmas without my baby dressed up as a reindeer. grin

Hope you are all doing ok and that you manage to get some rest tonight MoN.

ananikifo Wed 02-Oct-13 22:46:21

heff yes on the swollen hoohah. Apparently it's normal.

Orange so they came to show off about a quick labour, cute baby, and NCT refund? I'm sure they're nicer than that but that's how I would feel. Bridget I would feel left out, too.

moonblues Wed 02-Oct-13 22:46:38

37+2 and SC.

HeffalumpTheFlump Wed 02-Oct-13 22:53:19

Ana - it definitely doesn't look normal!! grin

Haha Ana, No they are both really nice actually!

roxvox Wed 02-Oct-13 22:58:06

Just checking in to say good luck tomorrow MoN, will be thinking of you and look forward to hearing your news xx

Haylebop12 Wed 02-Oct-13 22:59:57

I've finally figured out how to mumsnet with a baby attached to my boob. God knows how you manage it with two legally

I'm so excited for impending births!!

roxvox Wed 02-Oct-13 23:03:03

Oh, and good luck to oddlife for the morning too! Sorry, I thought it was just MoN scheduled in for a CS tomorrow. Hope all goes well for you guys!

Looking forward to news from Jelly or doobee too!

moonblues Wed 02-Oct-13 23:03:47

37+2 and SC. Only 5 days til C-section...

MoN glad your ILs are lovely. Good luck for tomorrow.

Goodluck oddlife too and all the ladies who are SWIL.

legally - so impressed!

Forgot to say earlier, thanks Bridget for your post about your delivery. I think I've always felt a bit sad that I haven't managed to have a normal delivery and that I've missed out on that emotional high/bonding moment. Though at the time I was just glad to get the baby out safely.

Starting to feel more organised. Over the past few days I have packed my hospital bag, ordered a pram, sorted out the car seat, got my flu jag, pre-op assessment tomorrow and then hopefully a quiet weekend before the calm is shattered!

PseudoBadger Wed 02-Oct-13 23:13:21

Is yours on Monday too Moon?

Smitten1981 Wed 02-Oct-13 23:17:09

Thank God someone mentioned the swollen lady bits. I just freaked myself out in the shower when I suddenly realised it's about twice the size. I was going to ask on here but couldn't think how to describe it apart from 'a fat fanny'.

It had better go back to normal or I'll never be able to wear skinny jeans again!

roxvox Wed 02-Oct-13 23:19:53

Also, last thing before I go to bed - KarmaBiatch I have updated the spreadsheet with your details! I like your name choice smile

I have also given the spreadsheets a little tidy/organise. If anyone wants anything added/removed/altered but can't get to a PC to do it then I am happy to update it for you tomorrow unless I am in the throws of labour , just let me know grin

41 minutes until I can claim I am overdue and SFW!

Night night everyone, I hope you all get a good nights sleep. Thinking of those SWIL and pre-OWT tonight. xx

Good luck for tomorrow Oddlife. It might be a busy day on the thread tomorrow if things progress nicely for doobee and jelly.
I'm drinking water obsessively right now because I'm fasting from midnight and am worried about waking up really thirsty and not being allowed to drink so looks like I'll be up all night peeing instead.

moonblues Wed 02-Oct-13 23:58:54

Yes pseudo. Does that make us section buddies? I'm actually 38+2, blaming baby brain!

Things I'm looking forward to about not being pregnant any more:
1) seeing my lovely baby
2) no more snoring blush and horrid dry mouth in the morning
3) end of heartburn
4) being able to roll over in bed without planning it like it's a military operation
5) being able to get up without sounding like an old woman
6) having an excuse to sit on the couch for long periods and eat lots of cake (aka breastfeeding)
7) drinking alcohol occasionally
8) eating all the food I've been avoiding for months
Are there any I've missed out?

moonblues Thu 03-Oct-13 00:03:46

Ps roxvox can you add me to the spreadsheet. EDD 14/10/13, section date 7/10/13, surprise, no name as yet! Thank you. thanks

Haylebop12 Thu 03-Oct-13 00:12:04

moonblues not needing a wee every 5 minutes... And not feeling like a baby is trying to escape out your fanjo!

Tarlia Thu 03-Oct-13 00:16:25

fave I cannot believe what happened to little Jack. The poor mite sad and what a shock for you guys. I hope he recovers really quickly and you get to go home together soon.

* mon* and odd best wishes for tomorrow.

* badger* I'm sorry your Bp is still high. Hope youve gone in for monitoring again tonight. so now you have protien too - so are they calling it PE? Trandata isn't really working for me. Being referred to a cardiologist.

legally double cream! Congrats!

We had Baby tarlias hearing test today, he can hear perfectly, so that's really good news. Monday went well with the nurse, but she couldn't decide whether to be worried about his weight gain - day 11 and he was back up to birth weight + 1/2 and oz. he is def getting milk, so fingers crossed its much higher next week!

Tarlia Thu 03-Oct-13 00:17:14

Half an oz. not half and oz!

funkky Thu 03-Oct-13 00:20:02

fav hope little one is getting better?

MON and oddlife good luck tomorrow, hope it all goes well!

rachel and doobee and jelly best of luck, seems like baby is coming soon.....

41 weeks today, and MW attempted sweep but screamed fr her to stop cause it was painful, she didn't even get to my cervix!!!! A bit disappointed I didn't get it done cause it wasn't that bad but I couldn't relax as I kept anticipating more pain. Induction booked for Monday, hope baby comes before then. Sob sob.

ananikifo Thu 03-Oct-13 00:50:34

Omg just found a slug in the kitchen sink. shock I've taken care of this one but what if there are more? confused

ananikifo Thu 03-Oct-13 01:36:27

Sorry for the outburst everyone.

I hope the births go well tomorrow and will eagerly await updates.

After cleaning and salting the kitchen I'm going to bed to have nightmares about slugs in the house and practicing my relaxation techniques.

JellyCurls Thu 03-Oct-13 02:19:54

Quick update

Came in to hospital at 8pm for trace on baby for reduced movement. Docs weren't happy as heart rate flat and no movement so at 9pm they decided I needed a section. My big Jellybaby was born at 10pm by EMCS and weighs in at a healthy 9lb 2oz. Still in shock but he seems to be doing ok. Will try catch up with thread later but now I need some sleep and to save my phone battery.

Good luck tomorrow MoN x

ananikifo Thu 03-Oct-13 02:23:14

Congrats jellycurls! thanksthanks

funkky Thu 03-Oct-13 02:28:06

Wow. Jelly! Congratulations on baby....

notsoold Thu 03-Oct-13 02:37:28

Jelly... Congratulations!!! Xxxx

chickieno1 Thu 03-Oct-13 02:56:23

Congrats jelly hope you're both doing ok xx


PseudoBadger Thu 03-Oct-13 03:08:11

Congratulations Jelly! That must've been a real shock xx

kiwee Thu 03-Oct-13 03:41:19

Congratulations jelly (and everyone else who's had baby's since I last managed to catch up on this thread)

Another one booked in for c/section on 7th so will join moon and pseudo on the 4 day countdown....it suddenly all seems quite real.

Good luck today MoN - hope everything goes well for both you and Eliana.

Pink to answer re. men, my DH did take over mowing the lawn on Sunday but only after I'd got the lawnmower out of the shed, carted it round to the front and started actually mowing. Was quite a good job he did as the bit I did do set off tightenings again so not sure I'd have managed to finish anyway!

chickieno1 Thu 03-Oct-13 04:33:46

kiwee I thought you were supposed to be resting not mowing lawns!!!

Congratulations jelly. Sorry you needed a section but at least your wee jelly baby is out now.

I can't sleep at all. The dog has paced up and down noisily all night like he knows something is wrong. I'm tempted to get up and go for a shower but the bathroom is next door to the bedroom the in-laws are in so I don't want to wake them.

chickieno1 Thu 03-Oct-13 04:53:37

Try and sleep for another little bit mon xx

doobeedee Thu 03-Oct-13 05:13:35

Baby Edward Peter (Teddy) born at 1:03 on 3/10/13! 6lb8 and gorgeous!

Tarlia Thu 03-Oct-13 05:17:07

Congratulations, jelly! Hope you arnt too sore flowers

mon hope you've managed to get some sleep now. It must be such a roller coaster of emotions flowers

Iheartcrunchiebars Thu 03-Oct-13 05:28:58

Congratulations doobeedee! Teddy is a gorgeous name! Hope you are ok xxx

Congratulations doobeedee.

Not much sleep at all Tarlia. Even when I do manage a few mins I'm dreaming about the birth. Think I might as well get up and showered now.
I spoke to a few mums of heart babies on the support group who had needed c-sections and some of them had a 24 hour discharge so I'm not feeling so bad now.

Sanjifair Thu 03-Oct-13 06:20:02

Congratulations jelly and doobeedoo!!! It's always exciting logging in here in the morning to see what has happened overnight.
Good luck today MON. Thoughts with you.

Oddlife Thu 03-Oct-13 06:29:44

Congratulations for doobeedoo loving the name and for Jelly too. Must have been a bit scary Jelly but thank goodness you went in to be checked.

MoN not surprised you haven't been able to sleep with so much on your mind but so glad that you found some other mums with some positive news for you.

I have had strong tightenings all night along with back ache and period pains. At one point they were coming every 5 mins. Bit worried so rang the hospital who advised 2 paracetamol and try to sleep, managed about an hour all in all - but seems to me this baby is ready to vacate today.

Off to the hospital in 30 mins. See you all when I am a mum!

Mnippy Thu 03-Oct-13 07:00:56

Congrats doobee and jelly!

And good luck to everyone going in today!!

Pink, if such a man exists, it ain't mine. He's all talk and no do. I.e. He'll have the temerity to say 'you shouldn't have done that, you should have left it for me' in a strict 'look how protective I am' voice. Me: 'Er, I did leave it for you to do, reminded you three times, and you still didn't do it!'. However the back rubs are good so I won't complain too much.

Mnippy Thu 03-Oct-13 07:11:22

mon, I assume you've gone in or in any case are about to and are OWT. Thoughts with you and Eliana.

Haylebop12 Thu 03-Oct-13 07:17:39

Wow the babies are coming!

Congrats doobeedee can't wait to see a pic!

Congrats jelly hope all went ok for both of you and your enjoying squishy baby snuggles smile

PseudoBadger Thu 03-Oct-13 07:18:24

Good luck to you MoN I'll be thinking of you today.

And you oddlife - see you when you're a mum!

Congratulations DooBee!!

congratulations jelly and doobeedoo. oddlife will it still be a c section as you went into labour naturally? hopefully you are far to busy to answer!

loving all the prompt baby updates and morning news flashes.

jelly sounds like it was all very fast. hope you are are doing ok.

MrsHoratioNelson Thu 03-Oct-13 07:24:56

Good luck today MoN

Congratulations to Jelly and Doobee I'm not at all jealous envy

40+0 and I'm now officially........... SFW.

Special wave to Nelly and Bree who I think are also 40+0 today.

Just working out what I might do to fill my day and take my mind off the knicker checking and twinge analysing. Lots of uncomfortable cramps in my tummy last night but more sharp than BH and too high up to mean anything I think. I think baby Nelson is as miserable and uncomfortable as me...

Natalieand Thu 03-Oct-13 07:25:12

Wow I get a few hours sleep and wake up too two births!!

Congrats jelly and doobeedee on your lovely little bundles. Sorry it wasn't what u planned jelly but at least he's here safe and well :-)

Best of luck for today's c sections will be thinking of u all especially u MoN xxxx

P.s wasn't rachel SWIL yest??

Natalieand Thu 03-Oct-13 07:25:33

SC @ 38+3 x

A quick self diagnosis via google and I think I have oral thrush. Sore throat, crack on corner of mouth, metallic taste of blood in mouth, white tongue for days with two red patches at the back, feels like my tongue is burnt (though that might be from last nights soup!). Apparently common with asthma. I know babies often get it but I had never heard of it in adults. Now I have to attempt to book two drs Appointments hmm (gave up waiting on phone last night to book 38 week check will try again tonight).

pinkbuttons Thu 03-Oct-13 07:50:31

Wow busy night ladies!!
Congratulations doobeedee and jelly!! So glad you went in to be checked jelly, all sounds a bit scary but so glad you gorgeous boy is ok. Hope you're both recovering well.

Good Luck today MoN, oddlife.

Will be thinking of little Eliana, and hope you manage to have some time with her today MoNx

legally just wanted to comment from yesterday that I am literally in awe of you managing so well with your DD and twins by yourself at the moment. Puts things into prospective for me as shouted at DH last night for booking a 2 day course in November, maybe I was to harsh. Also cbeebies is on ALOT here too and I haven't even had the baby yet. Great to hear about the twins weight gain as well. x

tarlia sorry your still having troubles with your BP. How long did it take to settle after DS? how are you feeling now? Great to hear baby is back to birth weight, fingers crossed he carrys on. x

39+5 and cried this morning to DH that other people got to have their babies early and mine just seem to want to stay inside blush genuinely embarrassed about this breakdown but have now pulled myself together and heading into town for a treat today with DS.

roofio87 Thu 03-Oct-13 07:58:15

huge congrats doobee and jelly

orange yes sounds like oral thrush. I get it all the time from dry mouth after radiotherapy a few years ago. It's so sore and horrid, you have my sympathy!! Should clear up quickly with treatment though!!

sc at 39+6. trying to be patient. got growth scan this morn but sure all will be fine. having sweep on tues, they wouldn't do one sooner!!!

roofio87 Thu 03-Oct-13 07:58:44

also thinking of you oddlife and mon today thanks

cazboldy Thu 03-Oct-13 08:00:48

Will be thinking of you today Mon and just hope everything goes as well as it can. Wishing you lots of luck xxxx

Good Luck Oddlife

congrats to Doobee and Jelly - thank goodness you went in Jelly, and glad he is here safe and sound.

SC 39+3

Congratulations jelly and doobeedee flowers

Good luck to oddlife and MoN will be thinking of Eliana this morning.

Orange glad I'm not the only one with a missing cervix, I guess it's normal then? Hope I don't need a sweep!

Sending cake to the ladies now nearing (or past) their due date. I've got so much more broody over the last week, just want my baby to cuddle!

SC 38+3

xuntitledx Thu 03-Oct-13 08:22:13

Congratulations doobee and jelly!!!

pink - I think we're due date twins and funnily enough, I did the exact same thing as you yesterday! Think DH was a bit shocked as I unleashed the minute he walked in the door from work and climbed in his lap like an overgrown baby!

Feel better today though, must have just been hormonal but I do remember wailing "they're going to have to cut 4 holes in my tummy so his arms and legs can grow" blush

MrsHoratioNelson Thu 03-Oct-13 08:28:42

Did someone say earlier that Blue Jasmine was good? Might take myself to see it for distraction. I don't normally like Woody Allen films though...

I've just been told that my section might not happen today because the paediatric department is full. I can't take much more of this.

Tarlia Thu 03-Oct-13 08:33:35

doobee huge congratulations! Sorry, I had cross posted with you.

p.button last time it had normalised within a week. This time it's higher than when I was pregnant! I'm sorry you are over being pregnant now. I'm sure it won't be long. What are you going to treat yourself with? I think the grass is always greener, I miss my bump and wish things hadn't gone the way they had and I was still pregnant. Ha.

orange you poor thing sad

fem my cervix was higher than I could reach too, which often means you arnt ready to labour, but on my induction day I was 1cm already. With DS1 my cervix were also high, but I dilated 1cm to 10cm in 1.5 hours, so doesn't mean anything for me. Hope you are the same.

ananikifo Thu 03-Oct-13 08:33:57

mon that's so unfair. Hugs to you. I hope it works out.

Congrats to doobee and to * jelly * again.

roofio87 Thu 03-Oct-13 08:34:10

oh mon I'm so sorry, I so so hopr they get it all sorted for you thanks

Tarlia Thu 03-Oct-13 08:34:34

Oh no mon that's awful sad When will they let you know for certain?

Congrats jelly and doobee - though now all of my edd buddies have babies I am beyond depressed.

mon so sorry you are being messed around, hope they let you know for definite one way or another asap.

Where has flyer got to? She better not be having her baby!

moonblues Thu 03-Oct-13 08:50:27

Congratulations Jelly and doobeedoo!

MoN I'm so sorry. Knowing that Eliana will need specialist paediatric care and a cot, and that it makes sense to wait until you know there's definitely one free doesn't make it any easier to deal with the change in plans... sad

roxvox Thu 03-Oct-13 08:56:06

Congratulations doobeedoo and jellycurls! Always lovely to wake up to some baby news.

Sorry to hear that MoN. Fingers crossed they were just being precautious in warning you and will in fact still continue with the plans for today.

moonblues I have added you to the spreadsheet!

SFW @ 40+1

chickieno1 Thu 03-Oct-13 09:03:38

mon hope they get their act together and you can meet Eliana today!!

Haylebop12 Thu 03-Oct-13 09:03:54

Oh mon hope hints get sorted for you and you have a safe delivery.

Ha anyone noticed the boys taking over the births... The spreadsheet is looking increasingly blue!

Health visitor this morning so frantically having a tidy up!

It's especially annoying since tomorrow was my original date and it was them who changed it. Just need to wait and see I guess but the consultant seemed doubtful.

Wickedgirl Thu 03-Oct-13 09:13:07

Huge congratulations to doobee and jelly

flowers to those of you SWIL and those of you SFW

MoN I can't understand why they're giving you such a rough time of it. As it you don't have enough to deal with already! I hope they get their arses into gear and get everything sorted for you. Good luck for today flowers

notsoold Thu 03-Oct-13 09:17:41

doobeedoo congratulations!!! xxx

MON...poor you!!!!

Hayle you are right is blue galore!! Maybe the girls are just getting ready???

Not too long for all of us ladies!!! Even those in the back of the bus like me!! smile

apperleydapperley Thu 03-Oct-13 09:22:29

Congrats to jelly and doobee (love the name Teddy btw)

That really sucks MON - when you've psyched yourself up for it - hopefully they'll be able to do it today after all fx for you.

Starting to feel a bit real with all the babies coming - a bit like a conveyer belt slowly moving along that we'll all be on until our turn. (Don't think that makes sense but i know what i mean!!) A bit jealous of those of you definitely meeting your babies on Monday as that's my due date and I'm bound not to have baby by then!

Good luck to anyone SWIL or OWT!

Sparkeleigh Thu 03-Oct-13 09:36:52

Congratulations doobee and jelly!

MoN hope they're able to let you know soon, will they let they let you home to rest if they decided to postpone it?

SC at 37+6 and I've been having period type cramps all night tho they've tailed off a bit now. Not painful, just uncomfortable. This is a really a stupid question probably, but what's the difference between cramps and contractions? Is it something you know as soon as they hit you? Just wondering if this will go on for a few weeks.

I asked the midwife if I had to go home if they decide they can't do it and she said it's up to me so I think I'll just stay. Dp might get some sleep then without me tossing and turning.

PseudoBadger Thu 03-Oct-13 09:51:10

I'm sorry it might not happen today MoN sad I hope you can relax if it doesn't go ahead x

Sephy Thu 03-Oct-13 09:53:53

thanks for MoN that must be so frustrating, can't imagine how you're feeling.

Congrats to Jelly and doobee - I agree with apperley that this thread is starting to feel extremely exciting and making it real for us all!

Pseudo - what happened with your BP yesterday in the end? Hope the new tablets help soon and that you get used to them. What kind of side effects are you struggling with? Getting really close now!

HeffalumpTheFlump Thu 03-Oct-13 10:02:24

Sorry to hear they are messing you around mon, that's the last thing you need right now.

Congratulations jelly and doobeedee!!

Off for my pre op appointment this morning, agree with others that it's all getting a bit real now!

Glad I'm not the only one with a swollen hoohah!

BridgetandtheHairyBrigands Thu 03-Oct-13 10:05:06

Yippee - some new arrivals! Congratulations and newborn cuddles to Jelly and Doobee

MoN - arrrrgggghhhh for you, hang on in there x

What a morning so far...DD woke up all teary and 'fragile', and refused to eat her breakfast, making us pushed for time. Then, just as we were about to leave the house, I had to dash to the loo in a mad panic. After being quite ill, it was clear we were going to be late so we just made our way slowly to school.

Unfortunately it's dustbin collection day and the smelly van passing by set me off heaving again.

Then the blinking hormones kicked in; DD looked so sweet in her uniform and held my hand so gently that I thought my heart would burst. By the time I signed her into the school office I was fighting back the tears and could barely speak. She hates being late and I felt so sorry for her.

Sc here 37 + 5

Congratulations to Jelly and doobee enjoy those first few days!

MoN big hugs hunny it must be so hard to have it all being decided and out of your control!

Bridget my DD's have been really sweet to me the last couple of days (after an hormonal outburst from me earlier in the week!) really hope they stay as understanding in first few weeks with newborn.

Hmmm where is flyer?!

Today I am continuing in my mission of get to the bottom of wash bins (random things I'm finding!) been to the supermarket, trying to keep stocked up on basics/essentials even though DH did say he's capable of getting stuff when needed if I want the wrong things yes

pinkbuttons Thu 03-Oct-13 10:17:19

Oh no MoN thats conpletely rubbish of them, are you in your own room? think id stay and try and sleep/enjoy alone time but really hope they get everything sorted today.

Thankyou tarlia and untitled due date buddies, Glad im not he only one untitled, your arms and legs comment really made me laugh so thank you.

tarlia are you still getting symptoms with your high BP? really hope they get it under control soon for you x

Just had midwife appt and have been referred to DAU. BP has gone from 100/60 last week to 150/90 and bump hasnt grown in 2 weeks. Has made me feel even more ridiculous about my tantrum this morning and hoping its just my body trying to put things into perspective for me.

Sending you hugs bridget your DD sounds lovely and Im sure shell be absolutely fine now shes in school. hope you feel better! x

claphammama Thu 03-Oct-13 10:17:27

so sorry MoN, must be so frustrating, especially after your sleepless night. I'm sure they do it to make sure she has the best care and all the attention she will need but so hard on you. brew

congrats jelly and doobee!

good luck oddlife

sparkeleigh contractions feel very much like period cramps but much much MUCH worse. Trust me - you will know when you have a proper contraction grin My labour also started with mild period like pains in the middle of the night. I woke up and couldn't even call them painful but felt something was happening down there. Then my waters broke in the morning and I started having stronger period like pains - all through the day. But they had to induce me the following night to bring on proper contractions. Perhaps something is starting for you? You said you've been feeling restless and have been running around doing things? Nesting?

On another note - I have a strange child... Instead of coming down for breakfast, as always, he woke up screaming his head off this morning "mummy, mummy!!" I ran upstairs scared something terrible happened. He was sitting on his bed wide awake and happy and said "I can't sleep". It was 8am... confused

Really shitty night here so trying to have a nap now...

kd83 Thu 03-Oct-13 10:20:22

Congrats to jelly and doobee on the new arrivals. V jealous of all the cuddles you'll be having.

SC 39 wks today. Come on baby!

claphammama Thu 03-Oct-13 10:25:01


bridget... flowers flowers flowers

pink sorry to hear about your BP. hope your appointment goes well x

flyer is OK. She had some bad news (not baby related) so just taking some time out.

legallyblond Thu 03-Oct-13 10:25:02

Congratulations Jelly!!!!! A big reminder to everyone to go in for monitorif if in any doubt.... With twins there's apparently a higher risk of still birth and my consultant told me that if I ever wondered whether I should come in, that was always more than enough reason to come in. If you think it, go in!

And congrats doobee!!!! Yay - happy news!

Thinking of you MoN. I know it's frustrating but I do understand where they're coming from and I am sure you'd rather this than no bed and Eliana being blue lighted to another paeds dept within minutes. It wasn't needed in the end, but everyone expected it would be, so I was told that my c section wouldn't go ahead and would be delayed if there weren't two potentially free beds in neonatal for the twins...

Flyer..... Hellooooo...?!

legallyblond Thu 03-Oct-13 10:26:43

Thanks for letting us know Clapham x

Thanks for that Clapham hope she's ok and back on here soon xx

Oh and something for u to tell your mil, my Dsis has an audition to be a contestant on deal or no deal, it's next week, I know others that have been and not gotten through, but fingers crossed lol! We took our Grandma to watch it be filmed a couple of years back, it's in Bristol but if want details of being in the audience let me know grin

legallyblond Thu 03-Oct-13 10:36:15

And flowers to Pink and Bridget. Pink, hope the BP calms down.

Pseudo - how's your BP faring?

MoN - just read my post back and realise I didn't sound very understanding! I can understand (a bit!) that this must be so so difficult what with the other DCs and the fact that there's so much to mentally prepare yourself for. Hope you get a firm idea soon and HUGE hugs. Will this be an issue with DP's work? I know they're being nightmarish...

textbook Thu 03-Oct-13 10:49:39

Yay - congratulations doobeedoo and jelly thanksthanksthanks

Jelly what happened with you is almost exactly how my dd1 was born - I know how scary it all was so really hope you're feeling ok and recovering well x

Good luck for CS today oddlife thanks

MoN really hope all goes to plan today, we are all behind you and Eliana xxx

Midwife coming to weigh Thea again today - my milk didn't come in until day 5 so she had lost 8.5% of birthweight sad but then put on 3oz in 2 days once milk came grin Hoping for another good gain today...

MrsHoratioNelson Thu 03-Oct-13 10:49:41

Hope you hear something soon MoN and hope Flyer is doing OK.

I was going to head out to town to get me out of the house, but we're currently experiencing the second flood here so I've started on The Good Wife box set instead.

BridgetandtheHairyBrigands Thu 03-Oct-13 10:56:48

Thanks ladies - feeling much better now. Fingers crossed for you Pink

thethreeblondies - I'm on a washing mission too! A huge pile of hand-wash only stuff to tackle. I hope your Sis passes the audition.

Please can someone add me to the spreadsheet? surprise - due date 7/10/13 - still no names.

Still waiting in the ward for news. Dp has gone for a walk to try and stay awake.
I didn't take your post as unsympathetic at all legally. I know it's what's best for Eliana but Dp isn't happy at all. The anxiety is getting to him.
I'm really hungry now and my stomach is making really loud noises and the ward is so quiet. I just wish they would hurry up and let me know what's happening. Dp's boss was strangely sympathetic when he asked to startleave today instead of Friday. He was very surprised. He was half expecting to be suspended but he wasn't to concerned because he's been told that an up coming interview for a higher position with another project is just a formality so he'll be leaving when his contract is up anyway.

Harrah! Consultant just been to see me. I'm having my section later this afternoon.

textbook Thu 03-Oct-13 11:21:59

Good news MoN - will be thinking of you this afternoon thanksthanksthanks

cazboldy Thu 03-Oct-13 11:24:35

what a rollercoaster for you Mon will be thinking of you later, and hoping all goes well xxx

Slippysnow Thu 03-Oct-13 11:41:01

Yay great news MON!! Sorry it's been so difficult for you, was going to say if you were rescheduled for tomorrow you would have to get some baileys snuck in, somehow I don't think that's available on the nurses trolleys.

Congratulations jelly and doo more mummy's.

to everyone do you think we could add a column on the stats list for time of birth. I wanted to prove I was right that most women give birth late at night or early morning. But, up to you lot smile

legallyblond Thu 03-Oct-13 11:44:22

Yay MoN!!!!!! X

legallyblond Thu 03-Oct-13 11:52:08

By the way, I don't get period cramps (just killer back ache)... For me, contractions felt initially like painful " tightenings" (I never had BH, so dont know how nuch more painful the real thing is..) then like those cramps you get if you have bad, BAD food poisoning... Honestly, you'll know when you have them!

ananikifo Thu 03-Oct-13 11:52:56

Yay, good news mon!

If anyone wants a trashy thing to watch this afternoon try Big Fat Gypsy Christening on 4od. I'm finding it fascinating, even if I'm only ten min in and the stupid 4od app is not cooperating.

xuntitledx Thu 03-Oct-13 11:54:37

Good luck MoN!

Wickedgirl Thu 03-Oct-13 11:56:41

That's good MoN. Xx

Tarlia Thu 03-Oct-13 12:11:30

p.buttons that's some increase sad You had PIH last time too at the end didn't you? Have my fingers crossed it was just a blip and goes down. Xx

Urg, I did too much walking yesterday so my incision is sore sad Baby is also having his 2 week growth spurt and just wants to eat and eat! falcon has Willow hit it yet? How did it go at the Drs?

mon that's really good news.

flyer we are thinking of you. Hope you are able to return soon xx

Smitten1981 Thu 03-Oct-13 12:11:37

Threeblondies my sister did the whole Deal Or No Deal audition thing last year. She had to go to Bristol for three rounds, then at the end they said "If you're successful we'll be in touch over the next two years". She still hasn't heard anything.

Congrats to the new babies and thinking of you MoN, what a journey it's been for you. Fingers crossed they can find room for Eliana today, if not it should all be done tomorrow.

Smitten1981 Thu 03-Oct-13 12:13:45

Duh, I didn't read your post MoN, hurrah. Good luck for this afternoon.

I feel really sorry for the woman opposite me she's sitting in tears because her boyfriend is being an arsehole and appears to be trying to start arguments all the time. I mouthed to her "Are you OK?" and she mouthed back "Yes, just him being a prick".
I hope he goes out for a cigarette or something soon so I can speak to her.

Pinkforboys Thu 03-Oct-13 12:16:32

Big New-Mummy hugs to Jelly and DooBee. Must have been scary, Jelly x

Good Luck for this pm MoN you know we'll all be thinking of you xx

Ana we had the same horror in our sink a week ago. Couldn't work out how it had got there but it prompted DH to take a rod to our drains and clear out a blockage. I think I poured half a litre of bleach down the plughole grin

Just been monitored for the first time (another 'Now you are 40+' thing) hb, movement & fluid fine. A bit embarrassing as I had no idea what they were going to do to me and had only allowed 20min before flu jab appt. All done now tho.

Has anyone else got any of the AIMS booklets? I've just ordered the second stage one as that was the bit I had trouble with last time. Yoga teacher recommended it.

Off to join you guys on the sofa in front of trashy telly brew

Sparkeleigh Thu 03-Oct-13 12:17:49

Yay, MoN, great news!

Thanks clapham! I figured they would probably hurt more! Nothing else so far today, I have been nesting a bit I think. Think I'm going to follow your example and have a nap as soon as I can, totally wrecked!

roxvox Thu 03-Oct-13 12:27:37

SFW @ 40+1, but am in the hospital being monitored for reduced movements. Wasn't feeling much yesterday, and even less today. 22 minutes I've been strapped up and criteria still not met (this is the first time I have been monitored).

Pleased to hear they're going to get your rescheduled for this afternoon MoN!

notsoold Thu 03-Oct-13 12:29:41

MoN poor lady!!! If there is a time when we need support is during pregnancy/ labour.
Although I am not a softie person I was horrified yesterday when we went for a visit of the hospital ward.
I was with dh that has a terrible sense of direction and at least 3 times diferent OHs made a comment regarding their pregnant ladies or wives/ girlfriends... This in a group of 10 couples!!!
DH kept looking at me unsure if he was hearing correctly ( he is hard of hearing and even with a hearing aid he couldn't hear well yesterday).
The women were mortified and 1 looked quite upset. Incredible.....
Rant over!!!
I am sitting at the diabetic clinic for my weekly review. As pg progresses I miss at least one meal per day ( or end up being sick) and even then the sugar is just under control. Let's see what they say :s

ImpOfDarkness Thu 03-Oct-13 12:37:11

I had snail trails on my clean washing on the line this morning. Acrobatic little buggers, can't imagine how they got up there angry

Woke up with one cramp / contraction / whatnot at 5 this morning, but nothing since other than heartburn. I can tell you that sardines on toast repeating on you the day after is not pleasant.

Racheld33 Thu 03-Oct-13 12:40:46

mon sending lots of love to you this afternoon

jelly and doobeedee congratulations!!!!

I am SWIL after yesterday's sweep, constant mild cramps and constant bloody show (sorry TMI). Luckily feel fine, but getting impatient now!

roofio87 Thu 03-Oct-13 12:56:22

mon greag news!!
I've been for growth scan, all fine, baby about 7-8lb. mw tried to give me a sweep but am firmly closed, so considering that and the worry about his heartbeat I'm going in to be induced tonight!! so baby roofio should be here by the end of the weekend at most. exciting!!!

xuntitledx Thu 03-Oct-13 12:57:58

Whoop Rachel - might you have baby later today then?!

littleducks Thu 03-Oct-13 13:04:41

I have been lurking lots during night feeds, but find it hard to post from tablet as I can't scroll to see who I'm replying to.

I tried to add myself to birth spreadsheet but struggled with order and colour, if anyone can edit it right please do.

MON- fingers crossed it moves a long soon

hope all is OK flyer

aargh! bsby stirring and oven timer just went for lunch back in a moment

ananikifo Thu 03-Oct-13 13:05:19

roxvox and notsoold I hope everything turns out ok and you and your babies are healthy.

rachel good luck! I hope you see your baby soon!

pinkforboys it makes me feel better to hear other people have had this. I coated the sinks with half a container of salt last night. It was the only way I could sleep! The good housekeeping board made me feel much better by telling me it was normal, like spiders in the bath. DH wants to call a plumber but I don't think I want to pay for that right now and I don't actually think it'll help the slug problem. He's still in France so we're discussing this via text message. Not ideal at all! imp they really are horrible aren't they? I would be terrified of finding one inside my clothes.

Wickedgirl Thu 03-Oct-13 13:06:08

Good luck roofio and Rachel. Not long now for either of you hopefully

ananikifo Thu 03-Oct-13 13:06:26

Oh wow roxvox, good luck!

ananikifo Thu 03-Oct-13 13:06:41

I mean roofio.

Sephy Thu 03-Oct-13 13:10:44

Exciting to be constantly refreshing, waiting for news of more babies!

Taking my mind off the fact that my washing machine broke yesterday so I now can't finish all washing all those baby clothes that I'd planned. Guess slightly better timing than in the week after baby's arrival, but still annoying!


Pinkforboys Thu 03-Oct-13 13:41:44

Good Luck MoN!!!!

cazboldy Thu 03-Oct-13 13:44:05

good Luck mon x

and you too roofio x

littleducks Thu 03-Oct-13 13:46:54

yay! MON

sparkeleigh my contractions were sharp pains under my bump, dh could sort of feel my bump harden but I couldn't. The most identifying feature is the 'wave' of increasing pain to a peak then subsiding.

roxvox- fingers crossed for you

good luck roofio and Rachel sounds like it wont be long

roofio87 Thu 03-Oct-13 13:57:22

thanks ladies. at home faffing about like a headless chicken, half exxited half terrified that I'll soon have my baby. going back to the hospital at 6pm for the pessery and see how that goes. dp can stay till 9 then come back again at 9am to antenatal ward and obviously earlier if things progress!!

snowgal Thu 03-Oct-13 14:04:05

Good luck mon, will be thinking of you

xuntitledx Thu 03-Oct-13 14:16:05

How exciting roofio - hope everything goes well x

roxvox Thu 03-Oct-13 14:18:07

Home again now. Although I only had 1 or 2 movements in the hour that I was on the machine, they were happy with the results overall. I've been told to go back if I get concerned again. Pleased to be home (and DH was incredibly supportive bless him).

Good luck MoN and Roofio!

Congratulations jelly and doobeedo smile

Good luck roofio mon and rachel

tarlia she up her formula intake to 4oz but not increasing in time still every 3hrs ish if I was able to breastfeed with her Imagine she would never be off the boob!

HeffalumpTheFlump Thu 03-Oct-13 14:24:56

Hope mon is ok!! So glad it's happening today after all.

Good luck to those swil and being induced! It's all happening now grin

Had my pre op appointment, all went well. The midwife was quite shocked at how far up in my ribs baby is still. I think if I wasn't having a section next week then I would most likely be in the overdue club!

Poor dh is getting barely any sleep at the minute because of me. If I'm not waking him up going to the loo, I'm pushing him out of the bed stretching out with my pregnancy pillow. I think he's going to start sleeping on the sofa soon!

pinkbuttons Thu 03-Oct-13 14:27:37

So glad they've managed to sort something out MoN! Thinking of you this afternoon x

Good Luck to Rachel and roofio I think October 3rd is going to be a popular birth date smile

roxvox hope all is going ok at monitoring.

Just back from hospital, BP went right back down and just have to call at 3 for my blood results but hopeful that they will be fine. Have monitoring on Saturday just to make sure all is staying normal and it was just a blip and if all ok then Im still on for MLU.
I did have PIH before tarlia but started much earlier, was a bit worried this morning as ended up very ill with DS but midwife said if it stayed high they would just induce me rather than trying to hold off.

So back to just waiting for something to happen but with a lot more monitoring.

Think Ill be refreshing all afternoon and evening now waiting for these babies to arrive.

Natalie did your pains come to anything last night??

pinkbuttons Thu 03-Oct-13 14:30:18

Sorry cross posted, glad all is ok roxvox
and glad pre op appt. went well heffa

Tarlia Thu 03-Oct-13 15:39:53

Can't stop refreshing, but nobody is saying anything!? Are you all doing the same? Haha

Glad your Bp is back down p.buttons fingers crossed

Glad all ok rox

Good luck rach, roo and anyone else SWIL

Mnippy Thu 03-Oct-13 15:46:53

WELL this is all very exciting. Fingers crossed for Eliana.

Wickedgirl Thu 03-Oct-13 15:48:03

I hope everything goes well for mon......she deserves something to go right

moonblues Thu 03-Oct-13 15:50:20

Phew what a day!

At my pre-op assessment this morning, so phone switched off for half an hour, unfortunately just around the time my DS fell over at school and split his chin open. Luckily the school managed to get hold of my DH who got a taxi over to the school and I met them at home. So just back from the minor injuries unit where he had it steristriped and glued, though he's going to be left with a scar. sad Have just realised they told me to put antibiotic ointment on twice a day, but only change the dressing every 1 or 2 days. hmm Tried phoning them up, but nobody seems to pick up the phone.

Sympathise with the slug problem, but think I've gone one worse - wasps! Finding about 8 wasps a day in our bedroom. Had the guys out twice to treat it, but when they came on Tuesday, they said we definitely don't have a nest, but that the house 4 doors down does and that the wasps are getting confused as we have a similar dormer window, roof line and so are coming into our house to look for the nest! So went down to talk to our neighbour, who I had only met once before whilst trick or treating, and she said that they knew about the wasp nest, but I think instead of getting the council to get rid of it, had just out some powder on the roof themselves... So we're going to have wasps until they get it treated and 2 days later there's no sign that they had anyone round. I was going to wait til the weekend and then go down and offer to pay for the cost of it, or offer to pay half, but not sure how this will go down. confused. DH wants me to go down this afternoon, but feeling a bit fragile after DS hospital visit.

What do you reckon ladies? Should I just bite the bullet and go down? The neighbour seems nice, but she had 40 wasps a day in her 1 yr old DD's room and they seem to have just sealed the room from the inside, rather than get rid of the nest. confused So don't think they'll do it for me...

Don't want to bring a new baby home to a room with wasps - think I'll end up sleeping downstairs...

Sorry for the rant...

Roxvox thanks for adding me to the list.

ananikifo Thu 03-Oct-13 15:55:11

moonblues sorry to hear about ds's injury. I think you should talk to the neighbour. You can't live with wasps like that and any reasonable person wouldn't want to inflict that on the neighbourhood. I wonder if they didn't know the council treat wasp nests. Does it cost money when the council does it? It seems unfair that you should pay for any of it really but I agree it needs to be sorted.

Just been wheeled into recovery. I don't know what weight she is yet as they couldn't take her off oxygen long enough to weigh her. I couldn't even get a good look at her as she was in an oxygen chamber but was able to put my hand through the portholeand stroke her skin. She had quite a lot of fluid on her lungs which made breathing difficult but is a feisty wee thing and was trying to pull her tube out to breathe herself.

It took over an hour to get my spinal in and they kept hitting a nerve which sent electric shocks up my legs so not a pleasant experience. I didn't get stetilised. I asked the consultant how bad my uterus looked and she said it wasn't too bad surprisingly.

PseudoBadger Thu 03-Oct-13 16:17:13

Well I've just got dressed blush after finally spending a whole day in bed, the first time this maternity leave (and my last possible chance as it's my last day without DS before the baby arrives).
My new BP drug has given me headaches and diarrhoea and since looking it up on the net I see that I shouldn't be drinking grapefruit juice whilst taking it. So I've stopped and hopefully the side effects will ease off....
BP is ok today and was ok at bedtime last night so I just went to bed. Monitoring tomorrow again. I'm keeping an eye on movements as there've not been that many today.

I'm trying to catch up but I hope that all is going/has gone well for MoN.

Sorry about your poor DS Moon sad

Hope your bloods are ok Pink?

Good luck Rachel and Roofio!

Sorry to everyone I've missed....

PseudoBadger Thu 03-Oct-13 16:18:09

Crosspost MoN! Lovely to hear from you, you rest now xxx

ananikifo Thu 03-Oct-13 16:22:54

mon congrats! I wish you both the best and a smooth recovery. thanksthanks

pinkbuttons Thu 03-Oct-13 16:37:13

Congratulations MoN si glad to hear things went well for you and Eliana sounds fiesty already, hope you hear more soon and get to see her asap. x

Bloods all ok thanks pseudo really hope you feel better from not drinking grapefruit juice, what a weird thing to cause side effects. x
sorry to hear about your DS moon x

Slippysnow Thu 03-Oct-13 16:39:19

Mon She sounds like a fighter smile

Moon, I would speak to the neighbour it may not be a big deal to her but it would be to me, especially with a lil baby, it could be dangerous. You could raise it casually like have you heard from the council, they take their time to act... Hint hint!!

MrsHoratioNelson Thu 03-Oct-13 16:42:37

Great news MoN hope you get to have a proper cuddle later.

Managed finally to get out this afternoon after the rain eased off a bit, so I've bought yarn and bits to make this reindeer hat for baby Nelson's first christmas. It's very tempting to take pictures for Christmas cards for a few rellies, but we'll see how organised I can get with a baby to wrangle as well as myself!

I seem to have come out in hives on my feet and ankles and a bit on my hands which is driving me quite literally mad with itching. I had my flu jab yesterday and apparently it can be one of the side effects of that. Not adding to my overall comfort levels...

xuntitledx Thu 03-Oct-13 16:46:54

Congratulations MoN!

DH and I are off for a curry tonight...after cleaning the house from top to bottom, I'd be surprised and really disappointed if baby doesn't make an appearance soon!

PseudoBadger Thu 03-Oct-13 16:47:00

The grapefruit juice affects absorption of the drug so that you get a bigger dose than intended, this makes side effects potentially worse. Apparently it's a common thing with lots of drugs!

moonblues Thu 03-Oct-13 16:47:34

Welcome to the world baby Eliana. hope everything goes well for her MoN.

Thanks for all sympathy for my DS, he's been very brave bless him, and was more upset by the suggestion he might not be able to play football on Saturday.

ImpOfDarkness Thu 03-Oct-13 16:50:23

Welcome Eliana, glad you sound like a fighter!

MrsH, itchy hands and feet might be cholestasis. You might want to get it checked.

moonblues Thu 03-Oct-13 16:52:55

MrsH I would phone the midwives because obstetric cholestasis typically makes your hands and feet very itchy, and scratching can itself cause hives. Definitely worth getting checked out.

moonblues Thu 03-Oct-13 16:54:22

Cross post Imp!

Natalieand Thu 03-Oct-13 16:56:47

Thanks for your concern pinkbuttons I've had cramping in my back all day and a dull ache round the front as if I'm gunna get my period but no actual contractions(well not a contraction as I recognise it from my previous labour) so maybe its just another pre labour thing :-( SC@ 38+3

MoN sorry they had to whisk Eliana away so quickly before u could properly meet her. Must be such a difficult time for u and dp sending u lots of sympathy and flowers xxx

moon sorry to hear about your ds, hope he recovers quickly x I would deffo be down the neighbours (or possibly send dh as I have a major wasp and bed phobia) and be getting onto them. A lot of ppl don't realise the council help with pest control as dh and I had to treat our house for fleas when I accident treated the cat with the wrong flea stuff and she picked them up and I was at my whits end with it all until I realise the council do it and around here pest control is only £30 which I think is a pretty reasonable price as they return until the problem is resolved.

Hope everyone is on the mend that had high bp/other illnesses bugs and general feeling crappiness xx

No idea what else I have read but I'm just feeling a little low and fed up the last few days so not really posting but keeping up too watch all the arrivals roll in :-) xx

roofio87 Thu 03-Oct-13 16:57:09

just thought it was worth a note; after evening primrose oil, raspberry leaf, walks, bouncing on ball and sex for the last few weeks everything is still closed shut down there at 39+6!!! obviously nothing worked for me!!!

Natalieand Thu 03-Oct-13 16:58:34

Wasp and bee phobia even lol not bed phobia

MrsHoratioNelson Thu 03-Oct-13 17:01:05

moon and Imp thanks - I've spoken to the MW and she wasn't concerned about OC.

HeffalumpTheFlump Thu 03-Oct-13 17:29:35

Congratulations MoN, keeping everything crossed and thinking of you and feisty little Eliana xxx

Pinkforboys Thu 03-Oct-13 17:37:22

Congratulations MoN, so sorry that even the spinal was against you today, but hopefully now eliana will do well and you'll be allowed a few cuddles. xx

Nat love your wasp and bed phobia. I thought it was a great fear of being stung in bed rather than anywhere else....

Congratulations MoN, so glad it happened for you today. I hope you get to have a cuddle soon.

Good luck to all those SWIL.

Glad monitoring went ok rox, though still doesn't sound like much movement. Perhaps it means baby is not he way very soon, fx. Do go back if you are worried again, jellys experience shows us how important this is.

Waves to little ducks.

One more day of work left for me yay! Back killing me, I think I will spend my maternity leave mainly on all fours.

congratulations MON xxx

don't wasps die off soon? When it starts getting colder?still, you don't want them around for any length of time, offering to pay half might go down well with the neighbour.

Sanjifair Thu 03-Oct-13 17:52:15

moon hope your DS's injury clears up.
mon hope Eliana is breathing on her own soon. Glad you got to touch her.
Pseudo grapefruit juice inhibits cytochrome P450s which are enzymes involved in the metabolism of drugs. Because these enzymes are being blocked by the grapefruit they don't metabolise the drug at the expected rate and therefore can lead to higher drug levels than anticipated and dude effects. In modern drug discovery we try and aim at metabolism by more than one mechanism so that it's not such an issue.

Sanjifair Thu 03-Oct-13 17:52:53

Erm, side effects, not dude effects. Dude effects found quite cool!

BridgetandtheHairyBrigands Thu 03-Oct-13 17:53:03

Congratulations MoN (and family) and welcome to the world little Eliana. It sounds like she's inherited her mum's strength of character.

MoN - I hope you are managing to rest and are getting lots of TLC. I think you are exceptionally kind to have been worried about that other woman's well-being whilst you were waiting on the ward.

Moon - I hope Master Moonblues is on the mend and you get a stress-free evening after all the drama of the day.

BridgetandtheHairyBrigands Thu 03-Oct-13 17:56:51

Natalie sorry to hear you are feeling low. Are you still in pain from your tooth? That alone would be enough to bring anyone down.

PseudoBadger Thu 03-Oct-13 18:08:10

Thanks Sanjifair, it's Nifedipine which is a 70s drug I think!

cazboldy Thu 03-Oct-13 18:10:42

Glad she is here now Mon hope you have been able to see her now xxxxxx

Moon hope ds is ok now xx

pinkbuttons Thu 03-Oct-13 18:13:36

Thats interesting pseudo and good to know. not something i would ever think of.

moon your DS sounds like mine worrying about football, hope hes well enough to play smile

nat fingers crossed its a sign of labour being near.

Natalieand Thu 03-Oct-13 18:20:04

Suprisingly bridget my tooth ache seems to have dissapeared over night so that is one thing I can't moan about lol.

I just really hoped I would have had the baby by now which is rather selfish of me in the grand scheme of things as I'm only 38+3. Just finding it all so hard now and I'm really panicking I won't bond with the baby have had several very teary convo's with dh about it. When I was expecting dd I was so excited I could barely contain myself but although this pregnancy was also planned I find myself panicking I won't love him, how I'm gunna cope with two kids, how dd is gunna cope, how I'm gunna do simple things like a school run and cook dinner which I no sounds rediculous as plenty of ppl do it, I'm just being irrational over everything xx

moonblues Thu 03-Oct-13 18:26:20

No sign of the neighbours as yet. Maybe will try going down later tonight or tomorrow. Don't want to hassle them, well only enough for them to get it sorted! Just want to have a wasp free home before next week.

Apparently wasps can live until December! It cost us £50 to get the guys out, so wonder if that's what put them off. Hoping they won't be offended by us offering to contribute, or just pay it all.

HeffalumpTheFlump Thu 03-Oct-13 18:47:37

Aw nat I'm sorry you are feeling so wobbly. I think it's normal to have those fears, it's a big change. I have heard so many mums say they were scared they wouldn't be able to love dc2 as much and cope, but find themselves pleasantly surprised. I'm sure you will be the same. I'm sure your dd will love being a big sister too. Please don't beat yourself up that it feels different to having dd, as it is a whole new set of challenges. However it's also a whole new set of incredible experiences too. You are definitely allowed to wobble, please dont be so hard on yourself! It doesn't mean you won't cope or fall head over heels in love with dc2! Xxx

BridgetandtheHairyBrigands Thu 03-Oct-13 18:50:00

Honestly Nat I've been having exactly the same sorts of fears over bonding and the practicalities of managing DD, the dog, and a baby. I've laid awake at night agonising over how on earth I'll wash a muddy dog if the baby needs feeding at the same time and various other scenarios.

I see lots of other people cope easily with a whole lot more, but I don't think I'm a great juggler. I get stressed very easily whereas other people just seem to take everything in their stride.

First time round it all felt so exciting and worry-free, I just thought - with a ratio of one adult to one baby - how hard can it be?

Even preparing practically for this baby has been harder; last time I was completely up-to-date with all my admin, the house was gleaming and I'd read loads about birth etc. This time, no sooner have I tidied up, the house is messy again and there is another load of washing to do...

Mnippy Thu 03-Oct-13 19:12:37

I hope mon, Eliana and the other new mums are okay.

Sanji - I've been virtually inhaling grapefruit juice this last month. Would it affect my preg vitamins and iron tablets? I hope not... (Dude effects! Haha!)

Pinkforboys Thu 03-Oct-13 19:13:54

Bridget I'm with you on the lack of control front. I get so frustrated by the speed at which the house descends into a pigsty and the mountain of washing piles up, and that's just with 3 of us.

I need to have a small self-indulgent moan...here's the best place as DH & DM will worry. I just feel a bit sick this evening. Had about 3 crippling stomach cramps (accompanied by wind so def stomach related not early contractions!) but it did remind me of what the real contractions feel like. Not nice! I managed to eat a small bowl of pasta with DS, but I feel on the verge of hurling. Just want to curl up in ball, but need to get DS sorted for bed.
Moan over. I'm sure I'll feel fine in half an hour, it's probably just a position Madam has moved to that disagrees with me.

Oh- and mustn't forget to be the tooth fairy tonight- DS lost tooth no.3 today (and thankfully didn't swallow it this time!) grin

PseudoBadger Thu 03-Oct-13 19:17:59

Mnippy - here is a page that lists every affected drug

PseudoBadger Thu 03-Oct-13 19:19:24

Vitamins and iron are fine. I'm sad as I love my grapefruit right now. Only 4 days....

ElleCloughie Thu 03-Oct-13 19:46:54

This is the first time I've managed to catch up on a thread with you ladies before it has raced ahead a million pages or onto a new thread altogether! Massive congratulations to those who have had their babies, I'm only a little bit jealous. Due tomorrow, but I think we're probably going to be a little late. Had one night of contractions last week, and keep getting a dull sort of pre-menstrual ache but no more progress. Little Miss is well down though, and MW said on Tues she is at least 3/5 engaged which shows shes moving in the right direction, though I know that doesn't necessarily mean she'll be coming to meet us anytime soon!

I don't envy you Moon, I have a massive wasp and bee fear so the thought of a nest that close just makes my skin crawl. Hope you get it sorted soon!

Flyer747 Thu 03-Oct-13 20:43:01

Hello All,

Apologies for going AWOL for a few days, I received some sad news on Monday that a friend had sadly passed away, all very sudden and it understandably has upset me a lot and I didn't feel like posting.

Congratulations to all the births. Excellent work ladies....Roofio very excited to see pics of baby H, good luck with the induction x

Mon, Eliana is a little beauty, I've been thinking of you all day, even had a little cry when you put about her arriving, you are such a brave lady. thanks

thanksthanks To all on the October bus.

Pinkforboys Thu 03-Oct-13 20:46:33

Oh flyer that's so sad- big hugs. It's good to have you back thanks

Flyer747 Thu 03-Oct-13 20:48:19

Also I bought a hat and booties for Christmas, my child will hate me when it's older for dressing it in such ways but I don't care grin



Well I got to hold Eliana for less than a minute before they rushed her off to Yorkhill. They weren't even going to allow me that until I told them I'd been promised skin to skin by the cardiologist and there had actually been no mention of them needing to transfer her to Yorkhill by him. The doctor said "Was that before when they thought it was just Tetralogy of Fallot?" I said "What do you mean? That's all I've ever been told is wrong?" She looked really awkward and revealed that all her notes said she also had Pulmonary Artesia. I burst into tears then. They obviously felt awful so they let me hold her and took some photos for us. The midwife looked really shocked by how I'd been treated and said she'd report what had happened.
I had to get a tissue to quickly wipe away Snot and tears before the photos were taken so don't look my best. The midwife is you g to come in a minute to get me up for a shower so hopefully that'll make me feel a bit better. So glad they agreed to put me on a ward and not a private room. Hearing the other babies crying is somehow comforting.

Natalieand Thu 03-Oct-13 20:50:10

Its good too know I'm not the only one having these irrational fears, dh says he will do everything he can to make the first few days easy as possible for me so I have a chance to get used to the new baby which is quite sweet of him as he isn't usually sensitive like that. I'm sure its just a fear of the unknown but its re assuring to no I'm not the only one feeling this way.
I think I must be simular to u bridget my mum says I get stressed over nothing. I suppose as much as I don't like to admit it I can be quite highly strung lol x

Sorry for your terrible news flyer I hope you are ok and taking care of yourself xx

Natalieand Thu 03-Oct-13 20:52:21

Sorry cross posted with u MoN sorry to hear u wasn't given the full diagnosis at least there is one midwife showing some care and compassion. Do they have any idea what the next steps are for Eliana now? Or isit still a wait and see game? Xxx

Ps. U look lovely in the pics- definately not a crying mess x.

Flyer747 Thu 03-Oct-13 20:58:52

thanksthanks Mon, and you certainly DO NOT look a mess in your pics, you look lovely. Xx

roofio87 Thu 03-Oct-13 21:04:59

mon sorry for the poor communication you've had. I hope little eliana is doing well at yorkhill.
flyer sorry for your sad news, do concentrate on you and baby though and take care of yourselves.

been on antenatal ward for 3 hours and still waiting for dr. they're just really busy, but hopefully the ball will start rolling soon!

Agree MoN you look amazing and have been through so much. I am so cross about how you have been treated recently but mainly just hoping Eliana will be ok. Do you know what the new diagnosis means and what the treatment is?

claphammama Thu 03-Oct-13 21:08:52

You look amazing MoN and Eliana is beautiful. What a darling. Glad you managed to hold her at least for a minute. Hope you are OK tonight and will manage to get some sleep. I had the same thought as bridget, how lovely of you to be concerned about the lady next to you. Most people in your situation would be totally self-centered with no time and energy for anyone else xxx

pink sorry you are feeling so low tonight. I totally understand and get moments like this too. Hope you manage to relax and have a better evening once your DS is in bed.

nat I'm sure it will be OK. I understand the fear but I haven't met a woman who struggled to bond with DC2 once the baby arrived. I bet, once he is here, you will flood our FB with beautiful photos of him and will be completely head over heels. It's only a matter of days now smile

flyer good to have you back!!

sorry if I'm forgetting anyone... you've been very chatty today! My DS have been driving me crazy today and told me that I "hurt his feelings" because I shouted at him earlier... hmmm

Flyer glad to have you back and really sorry to hear your sad news.

textbook Thu 03-Oct-13 21:26:32

MoN I agree with everyone else - you are so incredibly brave (and look fantastic in your photo smile) I've been thinking of you all afternoon, Eliana looks beautiful in your Fbook pics, and I'm so glad you got to hold her. Can't believe how callous the doctors have been though - you should have been given all the information about her condition from the outset. Stay strong, and big congratulationsthanksthanksthanks

Flyer glad to have you back, and so sorry to hear your news. Hope you're doing ok thanks LOVE the pudding accessories btw - it'd be rude not to dress the babies up festively grin

GTbaby Thu 03-Oct-13 21:38:01

Oh no flyer. That will be hard and totally understand u wanting to hide away.

I just been hiding as either baby 1 or 2 get in the way. Ds2 has been Velcro stuck to me last few days.
Still only feeding on one side. But bought nipple shields today so hope to get him on to the other side tonight.

Seeing ds2 react to the baby is so cute. When he cries he crawled over to his Moses basket and strains to look inside.
Yesterday ds1 kept trying to grab baby's hand. When I finally let him hold onto the sleeve. He smiled and start sucking his thumb and just rested his head on my lap my heart melted.
Looking forward to seeing them play together and become close.
Oh dear totally sappy moment.

A bit angry at my nursing bra totally digging into my arm put. So annoying. Got to order the bravado bra. Wanted to wait to see if I could bf. think I'm doing ok enough to want a few nursing items. Tempted by the jumper flayer n clapham bought.

Right. Ill never catch up thanksthanksthanksthanks winewinewinebrewbrewbrewbrew For all the new mums.

HeffalumpTheFlump Thu 03-Oct-13 21:54:59

MoN, I'm sure its the last thing on your mind at the minute but I really feel you should complain about your treatment. It's appalling the way you have been kept in the dark, there is no excuse. I'm glad you got a cuddle though and hope you get some rest tonight. flowers x

Flyer so sorry to hear about your friend. X

GT - that is so sweet. It's lovely to hear about your little family smile

Pinkforboys Thu 03-Oct-13 22:16:18

I agreee with everyone else- MoN you look amazingly good in your photos and Eliana too. You know you'll have all our prayers and support behind the two of you for the next stage. Hope you get to Yorkhill soon xxx

moonblues Thu 03-Oct-13 22:17:49

MoN I'm so sorry that the communication has been so poor with the hospital. Eliana sounds like such a fighter, she must get her strength from you. Hope you manage to get some sleep and get out of hospital ASAP.

flyer so sorry to hear about your friend.

dontworryjustpanic Thu 03-Oct-13 22:24:45

MoN am very sad to hear you've had more bad news thrown at you but so glad you got to hold eliana. I really hope you get to have some proper cuddles with her very soon. Wishing you both all the best.

Bridget & Nat I too have been having similar worries about the new arrival. Everybody else seems so impatient to go into labour but I could do with a bit longer to prepare myself!

Thankyou everyone for all your lovely comments.
Dd says that it looks like Eliana has Dp's chin. Poor thing, another Desperate Dan lookalike.
The lovely midwife who came in shift a while ago has said that there shouldn't be a problem with me staying at Yorkhill with Eliana once I'm discharged. She's going to push for me to be released early. She's also just phoned Yorkhill for an update for me. She has had some scans and is stable apparently.

Pinkforboys Thu 03-Oct-13 22:27:03

I managed to get halfway through the bedtime routine then had to handover to DH to go hurl. Feel a bit better, oh the joys of being pg...

GT your DCs sound so lovely- a great welcome to no.3.

I've been really worried about DS and how he's coping with the prospect of no.2 appearing on the scene. He's being quite sweet cuddling and prodding my bump, and promising to teach her how to walk... but on the flip side I've got an appt now to see the school CAMHS woman to get some guidance as to how to support him thru the change. His low moods worried me. Parenting is hard work [sigh]
How are everyone else's older DCs coping with the imminent change? Any tips?!?

Flyer747 Thu 03-Oct-13 22:30:32

Mon I'm really pleased you have a nice midwife. I hope they keep you updated on her progress until you can get to Yorkhill...x

MrsO27 Thu 03-Oct-13 22:36:03

Congrats jelly, mon and doobee. Hope I've not missed anyone, it's starting to get busy with babies.
Sorry to hear your news flyer thanks
I've not been on the thread as much this week but trying to keep up. Have I missed any updates from fav? Was really awful what happened.

SeriousStuff Thu 03-Oct-13 22:36:37

Just a quick message from me while I can still open my eyes! Well, where do I begin? Mabli Elan Benjamin, born 3rd October 2013 (10 days early!), weighing 5lbs 6oz. Quite a traumatic/intense birth. First twinges at 8pm, regular and very painful contractions at around 10pm, hospital at 1.15am then born at 2.39am (then home at 12pm!!). I was dilating at a rate of a centimetre per half hour and the pain was intense! Will write up properly here soon.

Unfortunately before we left hospital, she did fail two hearing tests - anyone else had this experience only for it to be ok at the follow-up appointment a few weeks later? As you can imagine, it's playing on my mind!

We are absolutely besotted with her and can't wait to start introducing her to family tomorrow x

Flyer747 Thu 03-Oct-13 22:40:32

Wow serious another 13th October baby born! Congratulations thanksthanks

Pinkforboys Thu 03-Oct-13 22:43:44

Congratulations Serious she's a beauty!!

Smitten1981 Thu 03-Oct-13 23:12:50

Congrats Serious. Re. Hearing tests. My best friend's son failed three. Turns out he had fluid in his ear canal and that was the issue. He's a perfectly fine 2 year old with no hearing issues now.

HeffalumpTheFlump Thu 03-Oct-13 23:14:42

Congratulations serious!!! Hope all is ok with Mabli's hearing, try not to worry. Love the name!

Congratulations Serious she is a beauty xxxx

PseudoBadger Thu 03-Oct-13 23:23:47

Congratulations Serious!!

tuckingfits Thu 03-Oct-13 23:26:18

Bloody hell!! What a day! Congratulations EVERYONE! I have spent the last 5 hours on & off (in between all my other duties) catching up. I know I will miss someone out so I apologise in advance.

MoN - congratulations on Eliana's arrival. I am so sorry that they have treated you so badly in terms of missing out great chunks of information that you should have had. I hope you get to Yorkhill soon. It keeps crossing my mind that I could offer you a lift but then I remember I am quite hugely pregnant myself & might make a promise I can't actually keep. It did occur to me that surely they can arrange a transport ambulance for you. I cannot imagine that they would expect you to get buses across the city... Your little girl is gorgeous, she has shown such fighting spirit thus far & with you for a mother I am convinced that she will continue to fight & confound her doctors.

Jellycurls - congratulations to you, I'm sorry you had such a scary time leading to the arrival of your little boy. I hope you are recovering OK & have your boy with you.

Oddlife - I hope you are OK & all went smoothly for you with a safe arrival.

Doobeedee - congratulations on Edward Peter's arrival. He looks gorgeous in the photo on fb.

Serious - congrats on your lovely little girl - fab name! Sounds like a bit of a surprising labour, but you don't look shocked in your photo, you look radiant.

Natalie - sorry you're feeling a bit low, I think it must be quite natural at this stage, you're due one day after me & I have been up & down like a yo-yo mood-wise. I had a shocking tantrum in front of my dad last night (most unfortunate, he isn't a very emotional or understanding man, he is lovely but emotions are not his strong point) & then spent the next hour or so in floods of sobs & tears. I feel a bit better today, so hopefully you are feeling better too, or at least due to feel better tomorrow.

Flyer - sorry to hear your sad news. Shocking. I had been wondering where you were. Look after yourself & your Christmas pudding.xx

Roofio - best of luck with your induction, I hope they get you underway tonight & that you have a smooth, easy birth. Are you hypnobirthing, or have I made that up?

Roxvox - glad they were happy enough to send you home, but if you are not happy please don't hesitate to go back. We have all consistently been told to trust our instincts, don't sit at home worrying etc & that they are happy to check us & reassure us. Except for the shit treatment falcon received...

To pseudo, tarlia, pinkbuttons - I hope your BPs are behaving now & that you all feel ok.

This is the point at which I run out of memory. I think I've done pretty well but I know there is more I wanted to say to other ladies. I should have taken notes, but I would still be reading if I had... Best wishes & love to all.

I had a sweep done by my consultant this morning. I am 38+4. I didn't think it would happen because I doubted I would be favourable as I haven't been able to even reach my cervix. Anyway, she performed a "vigorous" sweep, I was 1cm dilated cervix soft but long. I was astonished that I didn't even find it more than mildly uncomfortable. I am sure I was climbing the walls when I had the first two sweeps with DS... Either that MW was shit at them, or the consultant was an expert/my hypnobirthing relaxation is amazingly effective or the pain of my pgp from laying on my back cancelled out the discomfort of the sweep.

Anyway, whatever it was I'm glad it didn't hurt smile. I have had mild cramping on & off but no bloody show, nothing regular, nothing major & don't think I'm on the move yet. She has booked me to see her again next Thursday in case I haven't laboured yet. She seemed to think it was unlikely I would see her next week... I also found out the details of my ELCS if I don't go naturally. It'll be 23rd Oct, need to be at the hospital at 7.30am (live about an hour away & am bloody awful at getting up) for a planned start time of 8.30am. Fingers firmly crossed that it doesn't come to that.

OK, I think this mahoosive essay is plenty to be going on with. Hope everyone is OK & either sleeping well or labouring effectively!

tuckingfits Thu 03-Oct-13 23:27:19

flyer is it just you & me left for 13th?? Race ya!

roxvox Thu 03-Oct-13 23:29:56

Congratulations MoN, Eliana is a gorgeous little girl! She's very lucky to have such a kind and caring mummy. I hope you can get discharged soon to make it over to Yorkhill and see her again.

Congrats SeriousStuff! I've had loads of Braxton hicks today so now you've got me wondering...! Sorry you had such a painful birth, but Mabli looks like a beautiful little girl so I am sure she makes up for it all smile ... I was told (randomly) by the midwife the other day that newborns often fail the first hearing test(s) due to amniotic fluid in their ear canals.

Thank you for all of your support today ladies. Baby has been much more active this evening. DH keeps saying that baby was trying to be good and let me rest a bit before I go into labour "this weekend" (he seems convinced for some reason). Fingers crossed he's right!

moonblues Thu 03-Oct-13 23:42:41

Congratulations Serious!

Flyer747 Thu 03-Oct-13 23:47:01

Tucking get behind me in the queue, i will be seriously peed off if I'm the only 13th October dd left sat on the bus on my Todd like Billy no mates grin

GTbaby Thu 03-Oct-13 23:50:02

Tucking thank you for your ace summary!

tuckingfits Fri 04-Oct-13 00:04:14

Glad to be of use GT!! Lol. Rarely happens...

Flyer why don't we agree to go at the same time? I will probably just cry with rage, frustration & stupidity if you have your's before me. So... when suits you? You ready to make a start tomorrow??

Flyer747 Fri 04-Oct-13 00:11:22

Deffo I've had 6 cups of raspberry leaf today, cervix should be nice and ripe....lets get this show on the road grin

claphammama Fri 04-Oct-13 00:12:10

congrats again serious! so happy for you and your little girl is adorable. You really took us by surprise with this one smile I bet you will forget the pain in a few days and at least you didn't have a drawn out exhausting 30 hours+ labour! enjoy the cuddles thanks

MoN glad you have a helpful midwife around you and good to hear Eliana is stable. Hope you can be with her soon x

gt your DS1 sounds so cute

pink I need advice too and am having the same problems... despite my best efforts to give him all the attention and make everything sound positive, my 5 year old has turned into a 2 year old today... had about 5 major tantrums this afternoon and was exhausting... i also worry how everything is affecting him. He seems to have more problems paying attention and listening at school... if anyone has any advice, help us...

I am also ready for this baby to come now... it's past midnight so 37+3. I'm officially beginning the operation baby eviction...

claphammama Fri 04-Oct-13 00:13:36

PS. if I end up being the last one to have a baby I will cry my eyes out... don't leave me on my own at the back of the bus!!!

tuckingfits Fri 04-Oct-13 00:22:20

I've been eating dates, bouncing like a lunatic on my gym ball, considering sex. But am not actually sure my body is up to it. I really don't fancy performing a BJ for the prostaglandins bleurgh

Don't cry Clapham you can join in the "at least 3 babies Friday" tomorrow. I can't really start til lunchtime tomorrow as have a meeting with someone from the Care Inspectorate regarding the Playgroup I'm on the committee for (don't get involved in this sort of thing in future, it is more stressful than I ever could have imagined when I got roped in), then we are having lunch with one of DS's little friends. I don't mind starting to labour at their house, provided I can drive my lovely new car home safely!!

My 2.8 year old is so testing at the moment. And I am so lacking patience. We are not making each other very happy right now...

claphammama Fri 04-Oct-13 00:30:42

sounds like a good plan tucking - I'm in. Had a really long walk today (a lot of it up the hill) and sex tonight (sorry - I've never shared so much with anyone before... now I do with about 100 people!). Tomorrow I'm planning to cook the hottest curry my body can take, at the risk of killing DP, and invest in some dates, raspberry tea, primrose oil etc... I take no prisoners

I'm also seriously running out of clothes and am surviving only thanks to this mild weather.

roofio87 Fri 04-Oct-13 00:40:26

6 and 1/2 hours after getting here I can finally say IP!! took them a while as they've been chocka, but finally been seen. cervix still high and completely closed so she's put the long lasting pessery in, hopefully should soften things up in 24 hours!! now if only I could sleep, got to be on monitor for 45 mins then hopefully will be able to rest!!

roofio87 Fri 04-Oct-13 02:22:24

can I just say ouch this hurts already! ! ha, I'm right at the beginning and already its very painful!! just like really really bad period pains!! had two codiene and two paracetamol up the bum (lovely) which I'm told is the best way to have it. but I'm counting myself lucky as the woman opposite me was induced 20 hours ago and its done nothing so at least mine seems to be working!!

monkeytree Fri 04-Oct-13 04:03:49

Congratulations Serious and Mon on the birth of your baby daughters.

S.C here at 37 weeks today. It's 3.45 am and wide awake which is really annoying. Not sure whether it's baby on the move keeping me awake or general anxiety about forthcoming birth.

I packed some more of my hospital bag today (baby sleep suits etc.) Also tens machine arrived. I think it brought it home to me just how close I'm getting. I also had a midwife appointment and trainee midwife said DD is back to back and now panicking wondering if DD will turn. Also depressingly was weighed (after promising myself I would not weigh myself) and it turns out I have gained the best part of 3 stone which is probably partly self inflicted as I have not eased up on sweet stuff during this pregnancy.

Also worried about the logistics of my mother getting here if something happens in the middle of the night (which invariably babies like to arrive at this time). Our neighbour is really good but I hate to ask them as they have a lot going on caring for their own grand children at the moment. DH says we'll just take DD with us to hospital and my mum can meet us there which isn't a bad plan, I guess if we take her they'll have to let us in and I suppose I will just have to labour on my own until my mother arrives. I know it will have to work out in the end but so stressed about this.

I am meant to be at work today - 4 working days left until maternity leave but now most likely going to call in sick - another stressor had been doing so well work wise up until this point but now thinking enough is enough. Most of my workmates talk about the possibility of me going into labour whilst at work (due to my size) which is not reassuring in the least particularly seeing the look of panic on a lot of their faces.

Putting a brave face on at school gate, work etc. but now actually becoming very anxious, its the unpredictability of it all and all the unknown. Also putting a brave face on because I'm trying to stay calm around DD and don't want her disrupted (it's as if mum is just going to pop into hospital and pop out again) which is how it should seem to a 7 year old - almost wish she wasn't old enough to realise what was going on.

Hope everyone else is getting a good nights sleep! Sorry about the epic post!

Natalieand Fri 04-Oct-13 04:17:51

Good to hear things are progressing roofio

I'm wide awake after wee number god knows what!!

Baby was a bit on the quiet side yesterday although still moving then quiet in the evening still so gunna ring up to be monitored tommorow I think SC @ 38+4 dh is snoring next to me and I can't sleep I feel ready to suffocate him right now! I feel sick as a dog

Ugh why can't it be morning already!!!!

monkeytree Fri 04-Oct-13 04:21:28

Nat Totally understand your concerns. Our little family unit has been a threesome for 7 years and I am struggling to imagine it any other way! This makes me feel guilty as this baby is really wanted but I am struggling to get my head around how she will fit in to our tight little unit. Have been sat supporting DD with some school work recently and wondering how I'm going to give her this little bit of time once DD2 comes along. I have always done lots of things with DD and she has had lots of individual attention she is also conscious that the baby may impact on her life and I'm trying to reassure her that most things will be business as usual (whilst secretly blocking out the realities of having to deal with a new born) I am determined to make it work somehow but I have not got my head around exactly how I'm going to juggle it all. Just want DD2 to put in an appearance now and for things to settle down and to get on with life.

DD seems to be getting on O.K with no obvious signs of major upheaval, she chatters on about school life etc. which is great. I can understand why our children could feel upset/disrupted by the impending change. I am an adult and struggling to get my head around the change which is about to happen. I suppose with DD being 7 I am at least able to explain most things (albeit it simple turns) and to talk through any concerns she has but a lot of the time I am reassuring her and putting on a calm front - whilst not feeling either of these things. Younger children must be aware that something is different/going on for mum/family but not grasp what is actually happening. I suppose it is just about lots of cuddles/reassurance/distraction in this case and then things should settle down again when new baby does arrive (she says hopefully).

monkeytree Fri 04-Oct-13 04:25:38

Nat cross post - sorry to hear that you too are wide awake and feeling sick. My DH also seems blissfully unaware that I am up and about. Decided to get out of bed and come downstairs (after lots of trips to the toilet). Big sigh....... and will make a hot drink in a moment, it's dark and raining outside.

Just had a cuddle of the woman in the opposite beds baby boy. It was lovely. She's worried that his crying is what's keeping me awake but it's not. It's just the post baby adrenalin. I didn't think that would work when my baby isn't actually here.

Dp sent me a text saying how much he loved and missed me and the girls a while ago and said that he'd broken down in tears when he left to go home and he saw all the families queuing up at the ward doors for visiting time. I burst into tears (again) thinking about him being so upset.

I googled Tetralogy of Fallots with Pulmonary Artesia earlier and it is the most severe form of Fallots. I'm scared to read too much especially in my emotional state so I think I'll just wait and ask the experts at Yorkhill all my questions. That's if they are prepared to be honest with me thus time.

monkeytree Fri 04-Oct-13 05:04:00

Mon sending you hugs. Soon you will be reunited with your family. The middle of the night can feel like the loneliest time but it is nearly morning and you will be able to have more contact with Yorkhill and gather more information and see some of your family soon. It is not surprising you feel emotional, giving birth plays havoc with the hormones anyway let alone all that you have been through.

Try not to google as often there is worst case scenarios on there. I know it's easier said than done have done it too many times myself.

I saw little headlines speaking about life expectancy and decided I didn't want to know monkey.

MoN I agree, try to resist google if you can but ask loads of questions tomorrow. Really pleased you have a sympathetic midwife, that would be great if you could stay at park hill instead and nice to have updates of what is going on with Eliana.

Congratulations serious! thanks

SC at 37+5 and my last day of work today. Hoorah! Ankles and hands swelled up last night and can barely walk with back pain now which I think is pgp, DH hopes is a long slow early labour so about time really. Might try the tens machine later after going out for a celebratory meal with DH. Starting to imagine symptoms now too - went for a wee this morning and instead of the usual strained trickle it was a big, long whoosh and I wondered if it was my waters but almost certainly just a wishful thinking wee as been no more.

Yorkhill. Random autocorrecting going on.

monkeytree Fri 04-Oct-13 06:07:47

Mon I know it's not much consolation but the hospital are on to it and it is not being left/undiscovered. Remember consultants are not often known for their bedside manner but there are a lot of clever ones about.

I never met the surgeon who saved my mothers life after emergency surgery on her stomach but now she lives a pretty normal life.

Naughtily I googled and found this from a website: In the hands of a surgeon with a lot of experience in pediatric heart surgery, the surgical repair of tetralogy of Fallot is fairly low-risk, although of course all heart surgery entails some risk. Following surgical repair, it is reasonable to expect that children will have normal heart function and probably a normal life expectancy. A google habit is hard to break (will make that a new years resolution)

Don't know if all will be O.K but surgery has come a long way and probably will continue to do so. Will be thinking of you.

Going back to bed for an hour now. MT

MrsHoratioNelson Fri 04-Oct-13 06:13:37

Congratulations Serious that's great news.

However, it would really be very helpful if these babies could just form an orderly queue - someone people from the back seem to be getting to the front quicker hmm

40+1 and SFW angry

AnythingNotEverything Fri 04-Oct-13 06:29:59

Has anyone had funny twinges just on one side of their bump? It's not like a contraction, but a slightly nauseating pulling sensation. It comes on for about an hour then goes again. Started about 4am and I managed about an hour's sleep in the break since.

I'm going to have to call the day unit to go be monitored aren't i? Urgh. I suspect if it's enough to keep me awake I ought to get it checked out. Baby is active though, thankfully.

MoN - I can't begin to imagine what you're going through, but you should be so proud of your attitude. Eliana is a lucky young lady to have you fighting her corner. Hope you get to be with her soon.

Pinkforboys Fri 04-Oct-13 07:25:42

Morning Ladies, I'm so sorry some of you were up in the middle of the night again.
Monkey you echo so many of my emotions at the moment, it sounds like we've been through a similar journey these last 6/7 years. I don't know about you but I ended up putting up so many emotional shields to protect me from the expectations and disappointments of fertility treatment that at times i struggle to believe that this movement inside me is really a baby. And at 38w today she really is going to come out and be a new addition to our family soon.

I think that's why I'm finding it difficult to know what to say to DS. Having spoken to someone I think I've said the right things (they said he might be comparing himself to a perfect new child that hasn't had the chance to do anything wrong yet), but like you, I'm struggling to come to terms with it all myself. In 6 years I've forgotten so much about having a baby, and have (finally) got used to having one child. I need to remind myself of all the reasons we felt a second was important (mainly for DS in the long term). When Madam arrives I'm sure all this will be forgotten and we'll all be overwhelmed with love (and lack of sleep!)

Sorry for long post. Sometimes this thread is a good way to work through unspoken emotions.

Pinkforboys Fri 04-Oct-13 07:28:39

anything I've not felt anything like that. MW prob the best call.

clapham are you sure you're not part rabbit? imho DTD is impressive at this stage!

I've had breath-stealing BH since 6am. Sometimes I think Madam is just finding the most awkward position to cause me discomfort. Moving in bed is becoming a military operation.
38w today!!! (better get those bags packed!)

Monkey It's not the Tetralogy of Fallot that's scaring me now, It's the Pulmonary Artesia. It makes it so much more ccomplicated and in some cases they can't even operate.

Natalieand Fri 04-Oct-13 07:57:40

Morning all,

Sorry u found some not so good stories online MoN its so hard to stay away from google isn't it!! Isit likely u will be able to visit Eliana today?

Have been having reduced movements since yesterday so just waiting for day assessment to open so I can go in to be monitored

SC @ 38+4

Will catch up with everything else shortly x

funkky Fri 04-Oct-13 08:19:33

Mon fx for baby here

Ladies, hope this is it for me,, after a grand 41+2 , finally woke up at 4am to period type cramps that is now happening every 10 mins. Showered ,shaved, make up done, grin no show or waters though but it's getting more painful and about to cal hospital as they are 30 mins away!

legallyblond Fri 04-Oct-13 08:24:26

MoN - huge congratulations on the arrival of Eliana. I am so so cross for you all about the lack of communication. Consultants can be terrible like this.... The upside us that they do actually know what's wrong and what needs to be done for little E. Totally shit though. Could you fight for a transfer to Yorkhill for you once the catheter is out as you could then be duscharged. Demand, if you're up for it, a wheelchair ambulance transfer... How's your DP faring?

Serious - well done!!!! Welcome Mabli!!!

To all those of you worrying about older DCs.... They'll be fine I'm sure! I also really worried about DD, but in fact, it's worked the other way. Her routine is the same as ever.... The babies just fit in and don't get that much attention (which I feel guilty about!). DD's behaviour deteriorated shortly before the twins, but once they artived, drastically improved.... I think it was fear of the unknown on her part. She LOVES having them here and I involve her lots. I also talked and still talk a lot to her about the fact that I live them but still love her as much as ever etc etc.

Hope Umlauf'sv

legallyblond Fri 04-Oct-13 08:24:57

I mean... Hope Umlauf's ok....

legallyblond Fri 04-Oct-13 08:27:18

X post... Good luck funkyy!!

claphammama Fri 04-Oct-13 08:50:04

good luck funkky!

nat hope your monitoring goes well

pink what can I say... whatever it takes...

however, I had such a bad night with DS coming to our bed three times last night (he never does it anymore, is he regressing??). Combined with toilet trips I honestly had no sleep and am so tired that couldn't possibly face the labour today... so happy for the baby to stay in today. Tomorrow?

claphammama Fri 04-Oct-13 08:53:02

PS. isn't it chickie's CS day today? or am I dreaming?

Wickedgirl Fri 04-Oct-13 09:07:16

Congratulations serious

Funkky How exciting. I hope everything goes well for you flowers

Wickedgirl Fri 04-Oct-13 09:09:04

I have decided that at 39+2, this is the weekend this baby will be born. I am so fed up with still being pregnant and it really isn't fair that lots of you are queue jumping! Get in line and wait your turn grin

pinkbuttons Fri 04-Oct-13 09:13:25

Morning ladies,
Congratulations serious shes gorgeous!!!

How are you this morning MoN? Have they discussed your discharge? sounds like midwife last night was very sensible and lovely.
clapham we had the same problem last night with DS woke up 5 times and I was up an extra 2 for wee trips. just hoping its not going to last too long.

Another one thats been up since 5 with period like pains, about every 6 minutes but not stromg enough yet to change my pregnancy status smile about to take DS to art club so maybe that will make things clearer...

39+6 and SC, maybe this baby will actually be born on its due date though...

roxvox Fri 04-Oct-13 09:14:28

Good luck funkky!

After a night of loads of BH, I have woken up a few times I since 5am with incredible lower back pain and a tight (but pain-free) tummy. Only lasts 15 - 30 seconds and then goes again. Trying not to get excited, but this is the first time I've had lower back pain in this pregnancy, and combined with the tight stomach I am obviously putting 2 and 2 together... Shall have to see if this develops into anything!

PseudoBadger Fri 04-Oct-13 09:24:36

Good luck everyone who is hopeful for/actually SWIL today!

I also got hopeful overnight as felt nauseous with lots of Braxton hicks and some lower pains. But nothing. Watched trashy tv on the sofa all night ("unsafe sex in the city" anyone?!)

Sitting waiting for hopefully my last monitoring ever! Just booked my flu jab for this afternoon too.

Thinking of you and Eliana MoN xx

BridgetandtheHairyBrigands Fri 04-Oct-13 09:31:57

Many congratulations Serious - I hope you are getting some rest and enjoying lots of cuddles with your little early bird.

MoN - I can't even begin to imagine how you are feeling right now but send lots of best wishes your way and hoping you receive more information today.

Good luck to all those in the midst of labour...

Pinkforboys, Monkey and Clapham - I think we are all in the same boat re: age gaps and going from 1 to 2. I have been reading your posts and nodding in agreement. It's reassuring to hear of shared concerns and similar behaviour from our DC.

I'm fully expecting things to be a bit of a roller coaster with DD - can imagine she'll be great initially but more difficult once the novelty of a new sibling wears off. It's definitely a mixed blessing them being older; on the one hand they can understand a lot more, but on the other they've had so much longer to become accustomed to their single child status.

Flyer747 Fri 04-Oct-13 09:38:53

Good Luck Funkky.

Maybe lots of babies will be born this weekend.

Mon I know it's hard to stay away from DR Google, I'm terrible for self diagnosing and looking things up. I believe you are best to stay away though. It can be a great source of info, but get the facts from the consultants then maybe look for support on there. I hope that didn't sound preachy. I have been thinking of you over night as I've been awake.thanks

Nat good luck with monitoring. I am also going to call the maternity ward as I've had literally no movement since 4pm yesterday. I had about an hour between 3-4pm and nothing else. Hence why I've been awake most of the night worrying.

Roofio I hope you are progressing well, and by the sounds of things he maybe with you today at some point.

Clapham that bf shawl/poncho from seraphine looks lovely on, I'm ordering the grey one too, I wore it the other day and had a couple of compliments. Maybe shawls aren't everybody's thing though.

claphammama Fri 04-Oct-13 09:52:14

buttons and rox really hope this is it for you!

pseudo not long for you to wait in any case. Hope your monitoring goes well today

can you please tell me if I'm being unreasonable... totally not pregnancy related but I never dare post things elsewhere as there are some nasty people out there and you are all lovely (and heavily pregnant like me).

I absolutely hate when, after dinner and putting DS to bed, my DP switches TV on and then opens his laptop and starts doing things on his laptop. He loves researching new gadgets, reading about technology, watching stupid videos on YouTube, whatever... We choose together what we want to watch (these days often what he wants to watch as I'm home all day and can watch whatever I want during the day), but then he gets lost in his laptop and doesn't even follow the film or doesn't really watch TV. So I end up on the sofa, watching what I don't really want to watch, feeling like he is not there anyway. When I say something about it he just gets annoyed and says "why can't I do these two things together", "why do you need all my attention on TV". The thing is that I don't need all his attention on TV but would just need all his attention in the room and to feel like we have an evening together. I got really upset last night. He had to prepare a work presentation and worked on his laptop all Monday night (I totally understand this), he was tinkering on his laptop again, doing his non work related things on Tuesday, and was out for work dinner on Wednesday night. So I really thought we could have a lovely night together last night, I cooked one of his favourite meals, and was really looking forward to being together. However, again, once we ate and we put DS to bed, he put some stupid programme on TV and opened his laptop... to read for almost half an hour about these sleep / activity monitoring bracelets one of his friends got... I honestly feel quite alone sometimes and got quite emotional last night. (might have slammed the door and walked around Clapham in the rain for 20min at 10pm last night - very drammatic I know...) Do you think I'm being silly and just really needy these days? Could be that I'm more needy when pregnant and the fact that I'm home all day (something I'm not used to) makes our evenings so precious to me...

claphammama Fri 04-Oct-13 09:58:23

crosspost - flyer definitely call them, that's a lot of hours with no movement... hope all is good

and yes, I'm thinking about the shawl too! looks very glamorous. May get the grey one too. You didn't like the jumper right? Did you get the one with silver buttons on one side or both sides, the asymmetrical one? I have the one with buttons on one side only. I also tried the one with both sides on but it looked very frumpy... which one did you order?

MrsHoratioNelson Fri 04-Oct-13 10:08:05

Good luck Funkky

The rest of you - wait your bloody turn angry Rox you're OK, you were ahead of me anyway grin

Clapham you're not unreasonable and both DH and I are guilty of this, supposedly watching telly together and fiddling about on our iPods, chatting to you lot in my case blush. But I have started making sure that we do try to do things together and I have started banning books and iPods at the dinner table...

MrsHoratioNelson Fri 04-Oct-13 10:10:46

And I totally get what you mean about needing some contact in the evenings when you're at home all day waiting

Flyer747 Fri 04-Oct-13 10:10:48

Clapham, we really are living with the same man grin. Honestly dp is exactly the same, although he doesn't research gadgets to buy, it's all work related or whatever new venture he is into at the time (it's currently digital marketing) alongside setting up a new company with his friend (the lawyer from Clapham) I too sit there feeling quite lonely sometimes.

It is without doubt exasperated in pregnancy. I was only ever in the uk 3 days per week, the rest of it I was away abroad. I cannot believe how addicted to his laptop he is.

Same as you've I've gotten upset, cried, got frustrated. None of it works it just gets his back up even more. So now I've just decided to shut up and deal with the fact this is how he is.

His friends have passed comment about how much time he spends on his computer. As have others, my sister and his own siblings. We've discussed the laptop when the baby comes along, I think he will have a massive shock to be honest, especially when i return to work and he is left looking after the baby by himself.

I can sympathise with you so much, it's really quite annoying to be sat there with someone who is engrossed in the laptop. It's like 'The other woman' so to speak.

I don't know what the solution is to be honest. I'm still trying to come up with the answer as well.

thanksthanksthanks you aren't alone in this situation at all. I do find that talking rationally to him and saying "Listen I'm quite lonely here" works better than getting upset and shouting, he then usually does something about it, like put it down and we go out for dinner or walk the dog, or suggests we go away for the night somewhere.

Shirehobbit Fri 04-Oct-13 10:19:14

Ditto here with DH and gadgets and evenings, Clapham, Flyer and MrsHN.

Flyer747 Fri 04-Oct-13 10:28:07

Yes the shawl looks quite glam, I will put a pic on fb I wore it the other day when I visited my nan, so she is on the pic also. I teamed it with black leggings. In the winter it'll look lovely with long black boots.

I liked the jumper but I'm not sure i think it makes me look frumpy. It was the one with one side of buttons.

claphammama Fri 04-Oct-13 10:30:41

thanks flyer and MrsH xx

flyer they really are clones aren't they...? MIL says he's been like this with computers since he was a boy (and this is what he studied at uni too). We met through my company and my company is full of geeks after all... He says I hate technology. I don't hate technology but use it only as I need it. I hate technology for the sake of technology, when it eliminates other things in life. I think I should be a hippy really as I secretly want to establish my technology free community in the middle of nowhere where I can build a hut from straws, grow lentils and armpit hair...

and you are right - shouting definitely doesn't help. That's why I went for my walk, then came back and we had a chat. I told him how lonely I feel when he just disappears behind the screen. And how I wish he were more involved in my pregnancy and birth. How I wish he wanted to read something about how to be a supportive birth partner or talk about our birth plan with me one night. I honestly don't want him to become a woman all of a sudden, just show some interest, read at least one article online... ask one question... I think he felt really bad last night.

thanks for your support - I know you are dealing with the same animal at home... xx

BridgetandtheHairyBrigands Fri 04-Oct-13 10:31:33

Clapham - I don't have the same problem as DP works ridiculously ling hours at the office (barely seen him this week and he's out with friends tonight) but I can sympathise with sometimes feeling lonely in the evenings flowers

Right, I'm probably going to sound slightly bonkers but when I had DD it was a week before Xmas so there was all the normal Xmas excitement (decorations, present planning, special food etc) and having a baby too was like the cherry on top. Somehow having a baby in October seems rather 'flat' in comparison....

Just wondering if people are doing any additional stuff to make the post-natal time feel 'celebratory' - like buying extra special food etc?

claphammama Fri 04-Oct-13 10:32:51

and you too fellow sufferer shire! xx

flyer yes, please post on FB, would love to see how it looks!

BridgetandtheHairyBrigands Fri 04-Oct-13 10:32:58

'Long' not 'ling' x

apperleydapperley Fri 04-Oct-13 10:35:52

Yes my DH is the same with phone/ipad of an evening - I was trying to tell him I was worried about baby's movements last night and he just wasn't listening, so infuriating... also i think its normal to feel a bit needy at this stage - we need to know that we have their support at a potentially vulnerable time.

Congrats Serious and MON I hope you get to see Eliana again soon. (Serious i seem to remember getting my bfp on a conception thread at the same time as you so you have def queue jumped grin )

Good luck funkky and whoever is getting induced ( roofio ?)

Good luck with monitoring Nat and Flyer, I was also awake in the night worrying about lack of movements, although they seem to have picked up again this morning thank goodness.

I have got a really upset tummy though and also weirdly my hips have stopped hurting. Am wondering if maybe baby has shifted position, but I would have thought they would get worse not better if its moving down in the right direction. I was actually able to turn over in bed without pain last night. Am a bit concerned about what this means. Hoping its just a pre-cursor to labour? confused

claphammama Fri 04-Oct-13 10:37:28

bridget no special plans here... but I want sashimi, camembert, oysters, pate and wine...

Pinkforboys Fri 04-Oct-13 10:42:21

Good Luck Funkky! and buttons & Rox Could be a busy baby day...

Clapham We're lucky that with our DS's as old as they are we do have a few free hours with our OHs in the evening, and that will change in the next couple of weeks. Do you think that might be niggling at your subconscious? There's no way a bloke is going to understand that- they need telling.

In defence of our OHs when they (or we) are working all day long, those couple of hours in the eve are the only time to let the mind wander off and explore useless facts on the internet and relax to the white noise of the TV. I frequently end up giving up on the cr@p film DH is seemingly absorbed in and go to bed to read. At least now there's iPlayer and maternity leave (great combination!)

TBH I'm as bad as your DP- I'm either knitting or on my laptop (MNet/window shopping). 15years together and romance has long disappeared blush

Pinkforboys Fri 04-Oct-13 10:48:59

Xpost... Bridget I've just stocked the freezer with some M&S meals (3 for 2 bargain! hmm) and that's probably as celebratory as it gets!

It will be hallowe'en soon though...and Christmas goodies are already in the shops...(just bought my bro some M&S chocolate brussel sprouts to cheer him up cos he's having a knee op next week)

Flyer747 Fri 04-Oct-13 10:49:26

Baby is moving smile had 2 bits of white toast with jam and 2 glasses of cold water I think it approved....No need for assessment unit, thank goodness. I wonder if it was comatosed yesterday as I naughtily had a glass of red wine and a bottle of peroni on Wednesday as we had friends over for a curry, I feel terribly guilty now. It's the most I've drank in one go since getting pregnant.

I will put pic on Clapham it's not the best of the shawl though, will get dp to take another pic later when I'm dressed in it.

One of the reasons I've decided to return to work 70% hours is because I feel I'd go mad stuck at home with dp sat all day/night on his laptop. I miss other adult interaction. And friends yes you see but they are busy with their own families and lives. My best friend complains her dh is the same with the Internet btw.

Anybody else's weight gain slowed down? I haven't really put much weight on these past few weeks which has made me very smile indeed. The current weight gain stands at 3 stone 4 lbs, it's better than the 4 stone I'd predicted.

Pinkforboys Fri 04-Oct-13 10:51:30

Oh and Flyer pls post that pic of the shawl. I've had my eye on one in Jigsaw but it's a bit pricey and part of me thinks 'I could knit that', but only if I didn't want to wear it til 2015...

claphammama Fri 04-Oct-13 10:51:34

I think you are so right pink... I know that our relaxed baby free evenings are counted and I probably want to make the most of these days... definitely true. It's the first baby for him though and I don't think he realises what's going to hit him. He thinks he does but he doesn't... perhaps that's why it's become a problem for me only recently.

And yes, when I worked long hours I was less needy in the evenings as I tented to switch off in my own ways too. I think I'm probably adjusting to being at home now... I wonder if I will make a good SAHM after all :-)
I should cut him some slack too. He has a stressful job and I know how it feels

Thanks for your support wise ladies... and I will drag him to the Woody Allen film tomorrow - totally my film, not his cup of tea.

claphammama Fri 04-Oct-13 10:55:32

good news about the baby moving flyer!

LOL - how big was your glass bottle of wine? I may have a glass tonight as have had nothing since last Saturday. Had a glass of champagne last Saturday and it tasted divine...

PseudoBadger Fri 04-Oct-13 10:56:40

Waiting to speak to the registrar as protein in urine and BP still up. Wonder if I'll get to go home.... Trace was great though.

Glad you've had movement Flyer smile

As we live with my parents most evenings are spent having dinner, then both of us looking at our iPhones or my iPad whilst parents watch endless Poirot repeats and then we go to bed at about 9 and watch netflix.... We have no life sad

Pinkforboys Fri 04-Oct-13 11:00:08

Good news Flyer

Pseudo it sucks that you're back in hospital again. I'm amazed our paths didn't cross yesterday- must have been the only morning you haven't been there!
(Or are you just trying to escape your Parents...??)
Good luck with your results today x

PseudoBadger Fri 04-Oct-13 11:02:02

I was meant to be there yesterday Pink but it got changed to today!

Pinkforboys Fri 04-Oct-13 11:05:43

Well, I'll be back there Tuesday morning- maybe see you then?!

I'm shopping for Hospital bag snacks online, so far Bonne Maman little cakey things and some apple juice. Anyone got any other suggestions?

claphammama Fri 04-Oct-13 11:08:29

percy pigs!

hope they will let you out soon pseudo

PseudoBadger Fri 04-Oct-13 11:09:01

I will definitely be here Tuesday as my section is on Monday!

I'm going to be getting dried apricots and some boiled sweet things.

Flyer747 Fri 04-Oct-13 11:09:56

Haribos Pink....I've got tangfastics in there 3 bags of grin.

Very posh with your Bonne Maman snacks. I love their Jam.

Flyer747 Fri 04-Oct-13 11:11:43

Clapham, Percy Pigs...excellent idea. I also love the phizzy pig tails they do. Such a kid.

Pinkforboys Fri 04-Oct-13 11:13:04

Oh wow pseudo I'd lost track on when you were booked in!
I was aiming to sneak around the maternity unit when they're done with me in the MDU so I'm familiar with the Birth Centre and labour ward. I'll have to see if I can find you!

claphammama Fri 04-Oct-13 11:13:13

touche flyer.... adding haribos to my healthy snack list

chickieno1 Fri 04-Oct-13 11:15:23

You guys have been very chatty this last 24/48 hours

I will try and catch up and post properly in the next half hour but if I don't get a chance it'll be because OWT!!

Thanks clapham for remembering. Today is the day smile.

Busy few days here with last minute bits to be done.

I will try and post here/FB to let y'all know but might not be as speedy as the other ladies like hayley etc smile

Thinking of mon and Eliana today. Please do NOT google pulmonary atresia. Ask the docs straight out when meet them!

Congrats serious stuff

Good luck roofio and funkky

Sorry about your friend flyer

flowers for those with older dc s clapham, monkey, pink, bridget

Hope umlauf and favellio are ok

Lovely to hear from you gt

Sorry if I've forgotten any one xxx

Hope you're ok falcon

And you too jelly


PseudoBadger Fri 04-Oct-13 11:15:36

Yes to tangfastics!

Pinkforboys Fri 04-Oct-13 11:15:47

flyer I just want the free bag blush

I've got me a bag of Haribo Jelly Babies (first thing to be packed!) but my memory from last time was that despite the NCT teacher's promise that a jelly baby reward is perfect after every contraction, I just wanted to throw up. They were however quickly demolished whilst bf the next day...

Yoga teacher has recommended small cakes and non-acidic things that don't aggravate the throat when they come back up again confused

Pinkforboys Fri 04-Oct-13 11:17:34

Good luck Chickie!!!!!!!

Must put laptop away and go iron/hang out washing/pack bags watch crap TV for my hour before mw appt. I'm loving maternity leave

PseudoBadger Fri 04-Oct-13 11:19:17

Good luck Chickie!

claphammama Fri 04-Oct-13 11:20:03

good luck chickie!!! grin xxx

Flyer747 Fri 04-Oct-13 11:25:20

Good Luck chickieno look forward to hearing your news later. X

Emaloumcd Fri 04-Oct-13 11:30:46

Hi everyone....I am having an October baby..... smile

Flyer747 Fri 04-Oct-13 11:34:51

Welcome Emal, come onboard the October bus. We must warn you in advance though that we only have free seats with the rebels on the back seat. And due date queue jumping is strictly prohibited grin

When Is your due date? And do you know the gender of baby Emal?

ananikifo Fri 04-Oct-13 11:51:11

Good luck chickie, roofio, and funkky!

DH is coming home today, which is good because I'm not coping well on my own. I was quite anxious and tearful yesterday. On mat leave I think I'll need to make sure I leave the house and see people and not just sit at home worrying about things.

roxvox Fri 04-Oct-13 11:51:12

I'm hoping that I am SWIL, but not too sure. "Contractions" are getting further apart (gradually gone from 15 minutes to 29 minutes apart!), but they are getting more intense and the last one was pretty damn painful. So not getting my hopes up just yet...

PseudoBadger Fri 04-Oct-13 12:00:26

Lasting how long? Have you spoken to labour ward/triage?

Tarlia Fri 04-Oct-13 12:05:22

Good luck, chickie.

mon how's it going? Is DP with Eliana?

badger so sorry to hear things are progressing sad Let us know what's decided.

clapham I too have one that disappears behind the screen. It's incredibly frustrating and like yours, getting cross or upset has adverse effect. In fact he has driven me mad all paternity leave as instead of helping me he has been say playing some stupid play station game that he just got.

roxvox Fri 04-Oct-13 12:33:19

pseudo the last 2 have been closer together again. Seems a bit erratic! They last just under a minute each time.

MrsHoratioNelson Fri 04-Oct-13 12:41:12

Good luck Chickie

I had a voucher for a free graze box so I've added that to labour bag, along with flapjacks, some fruit pots and apple juice.

I strongly suspect that DH will make up a big batch of jam sandwiches to take with him (Bonne Maman of course...), since he is the Paddington Bear of the jam world.

Have spent the last hour or so ironing bedding in an attempt to get this baby moving.

Flyer747 Fri 04-Oct-13 12:49:46

MrsH I only learnt last year that paddington bear came from Peru!! How could I have gone 30 odd years thinking he came from paddington in London gringrin

Ironing to awaken babyH...seriously this works? And bedding of all things to iron, rather you than me.

I have the graze boxes twice a week, I get a bit excited still when they drop through the letter box.

Shirehobbit Fri 04-Oct-13 12:51:00

Can I just put out the call for savoury/salty snacks and a pack of mints too, again?
Though I've never been through labour, I've done a fair few endurance events of 24hrs+ and these alternatives have been lifesavers when all the sweet stuff starts to make you feel nauseous or your mouth gets furry.

Ok would people stop pushing in now please? 40+4, no signs of anything going on, and starting to resign myself to another induction!

I also spent this morning in triage, baby had been much quieter for 24 hours so decided to go for a trace - all good, showing some 'uterine activity' but nothing to write home about.

Congrats serious, that was a sneaky one! roxvox, apparently walking up the stairs sideways is good for getting contractions going if they are stalling - off you go smile.

Sorry to hear your bad news flyer - I had something similar in my last pregnancy which I was worried would kind of overshadow the joyous bit when I look back. It didn't - although the two things happened at the same time I have completely separated them in my memory if that makes sense, so thinking back to my son being born doesn't remind me of the sad event, and vice versa.

MON I know its all been said, but I'm appalled at how ill informed you have been kept, and I hope you get some answers soon xx

umlauf not sure if you are lurking, but if so hope you and bertie and doing ok now?

Lots of people I have forgotten I am sure, thanks to everyone

Just waved DH off on the train, he's making a 4 1/2 hour trip to pick up new car (replacing one he had accident in, and he's a fussy bugger!) Was bouncing on ball, clearing out DD's bedroom and drinking raspberry leaf tea earlier, now I'm panicking my waters will break or something while he's out!

Flyer747 Fri 04-Oct-13 13:00:50

Can anyone tell me what channel that surrogacy documentary was on the other night? Want to watch it on catch up and can't find it anywhere. Thanks

ananikifo Fri 04-Oct-13 13:03:32

Flyer it's called House of Surrogates and it's from the BBC. (BBC 2 I think)

MrsHoratioNelson Fri 04-Oct-13 13:05:59

Flyer I can't say whether ironing works, but it takes my mind off waiting and the itching!! I'm seeing the MW in Monday and she's suggested trying for a sweep at that stage. Anyway, aren't you a late October-er? No baby eviction for you until I've had the bailiffs in, thank you very much!!

The surrogates doc was on BBC (House of Surrogates) but I'm afraid I only lasted a few minutes before I had to turn it off - didn't sit right with me somehow.

Flyer747 Fri 04-Oct-13 13:13:13


I'm a infamous 13ther MrsH...2 down 2 to go from the 13th so I could well go before you. grin

Pinkforboys Fri 04-Oct-13 13:18:30

Hello Emalou!

Ooh, just back from my last mw appointment. Got the ok for Birth Centre unless I miss DDay and then it's induction 'upstairs' at 40+1. I do hope Madam is on time... Nice mw reassured me that I can demand to push in whatever position I want and don't have to worry about old-mw knees.

Got reminded to write Birth Plan by mw, and to write up DS's routine by Mum so she knows what to do with him (not difficult- take him to school, pick him up from school, feed him, put him to bed).
My oh my this is getting real

Good luck to all of you SWIL!

Shirehobbit Fri 04-Oct-13 13:20:45

I'm a 13th-er too. As is Sanjifair and Tuckingfits - tis the busiest DD on the calendar!

PseudoBadger Fri 04-Oct-13 13:24:20

I'm still here sad Waiting for bloods, urine results, more BP checks and to see a doctor - rumours are that there may not be a doctor until 5pm!!!

Livened Fri 04-Oct-13 13:30:15

I'm the 12th by my own dates, but 13th by the scan. Three friends with lovely squidgy newborns who I saw this morning say that within 10 hours of DTD their contractions started. I'll seriously try anything now so will give it a go later on when DH gets home :-)

I'm not being discharged until tomorrow now but they have said my friend can drive me up to see her for a while at 3.30. I've been trying to hand express but all I got was a teardrop sized amount. So disappointing after waking up in a pool a couple of days ago.

The woman opposite asked me to take her baby for a cuddle while she went for breakfast this morning which I was more than happy to do. When the cleaners came in to change the beds one of them asked which was mine. When I pointed out the only one without a cot she asked where my baby was. I told her she was at Yorkhill and she snapped at me "You're not allowed to pick up other women's babies you know". I explained that I hadn't, that his mum had given him to me to hold and she said disbelievingly "hmmmph, I know". I just burst into tears and when a doctor asked what was wrong I couldn't stop sobbing enough to tell her. I felt like she was implying that because I didn't have my own baby with me I was trying to pinch someone else's

monkeytree Fri 04-Oct-13 13:34:30


Both DH and me are guilty of messing about on our laptops of a evening but at least we are sat in the same room together. As I am guilty of this too (largely shopping and on mumsnet etc) I then say to DH can we have a chat for a little while and we both stop (rather than both chatting whilst we are staring at individual screens) and have a chat. I tend to like very different TV programmes to DH but DH usually goes along with my choice and then watches something like boxing, cycling, gory film later whilst I disappear to read a book. I haven't been out much in the evening since being pregnant and we have just got into a bit of a routine. DH uses TV etc to unwind and has freely admitted to that for some reason he doesn't find that our little chats wind him down!

Yes probably being home in the day may make you more needy as I find I want to chat to DH far more when I have been in and not had any other adult company (one reason I pushed myself to baby and toddler groups with DD as I was a SAHM for a while). I used to delay the postman for a bit of chat sometimes just to interact during the day!

MrsO27 Fri 04-Oct-13 13:41:23

Ignore the cleaner mon. What a horrible bitch! And enjoy baby cuddles later this afternoon with Eliana smile

My DH is also an evening double screener. iPad and tv. Usually looking at pointless rubbish about cars or sport, or work stuff, although he has finally researched the route to Perth hospital if I go into labour when we're down near there next week so he gets half a brownie point for that.

Congrats serious and good luck to those on the road to labour land!

Bronzemoth Fri 04-Oct-13 13:48:11

Sending you lots of virtual hugs MoN. You are being amazingly strong and from your comments it sounds like Eliana shares that strength.

Congratulations to Sanji and Serious (sorry if I've missed anyone) its all happening so fast.

Final last proper day at work (39+1) today might just come in to clear emails etc at the weekend but the end is properly insight.

Orange thanks for reminding me again about the stress not impacting the baby. I still worry myself when I'm complete meltdown mode but it helps afterwards.

Pink good news about the MLU I've still got the okay but baby is showing no signs of appearing. He flipped into a transverse position a couple of days ago!

Smitten1981 Fri 04-Oct-13 14:48:38

I'm having the same DH issue. He comes in from work, has dinner and then buggers off upstairs on his Playstation/computer till about 10.

It was fine when I was at work (we work in the same office, it was good to have some time apart) but now I'm stuck at home all day on my own with the demanding yappy dog and I'm on my own most of the evening with the demanding yappy dog too. She's always asleep by the time DH emerges from his office.

I know I'm being irrational, but it really annoyed me yesterday. I just want someone to talk to before I go crazy living in isolation.

Sanjifair Fri 04-Oct-13 15:16:11

Errm, not me Bronzemoth! SC here, another 13 ther, though same as livened by my dates was 12 th. Expecting to end up on back of bus though, as DS was 2 weeks late.

Clapham, both my DH and I are as guilty as each other with iPads in front of telly. We have discussed it and agree it's not good, but still do it anyway. confused

HeffalumpTheFlump Fri 04-Oct-13 15:18:44

MoN if I could reach through the Internet and slap that cleaner silly, I would. What a horrible thing to say. I hope karma bites her hard on the arse.

Another 13ther here, but I shall definitely be jumping the cue as its 5 days til my section now! Getting rather excited (and terrified of course) and the days are really starting to drag!

Hello Emalou! How are u getting on?

Sorry you are back in pseudo. Hope your bp calms down.

Livened Fri 04-Oct-13 15:21:45

MoN I cannot believe how some bloody jobs worths feel they can say whatever they like to others! Hope you get to see your beautiful little one this afternoon and don't give a second thought to anyone other than you and yours right now. Have you got a good electric pump (I used a medela one last time for expressing) which might help your supply to come in? Hopefully the midwives are being more helpful than the cleaning staff! X

I didn't want to out out the money on a pump as I was scared of failing again. I just tried to hand express again and got absolutely nothing. Not a single drop. I don't understand because I was able to get some before she was born.

MrsHoratioNelson Fri 04-Oct-13 15:36:47

MoN don't be so hard on yourself - don't forget a c section, not to mention all the stress and emotional upheaval you have been through, will do funny things to your hormones so it would hardly be surprising if that was resulting in a slight delay to your milk.

kd83 Fri 04-Oct-13 15:44:21

Could someone add me to the stats sheet?

D-date 10/10/2013
Name ? We have a name in mind but are keeping it quiet.


Mnippy Fri 04-Oct-13 15:51:11

Good luck everyone in labour!

Mon, don't be down - these things can take a few days. And if it is not possible at all, put it at the back of your mind and don't worry. You've been inspirationally chillaxed given what you've had to go through this pregnancy, and all that would definitely have been beneficial for Eliana. Milk is just a tiny part of what you have done and will do for her.

As for that cleaner... angry

Pseudo - thanks for the link to the grapefruit/drugs info!

My DP can be obsessed with his screens. I have explained that watching TV together is a shared experience - if one of us is staring at something else then it's not the same. Nowdays we ask each other if it's okay before we watch a programme/film with the ipad/laptop open. (Although him checking his phone in bed is still reallllly annoying!)

legallyblond Fri 04-Oct-13 15:51:25

MoN - so sorry about the nasty cleaner. I hate it when random grumpy idiots cause tears. So unecessary... Hour you're with E right now x x

Flyer - is my DH your DP? He's setting up a new business that has been really taking off. Until now, he's been a SAHD during the day and DH the evening has been his "work" time. I worked full time in a relatively stressful job and was away at least one night a week in our firm's London office or Channel Islands / Geneva etc, so I loved pottering and doing "house jobs" having got DD to bed (my pleasure and responsibility if home). Now, I am responsible for the children and house in the day, so DH could should work during the day and we could have an evening once dd us in bed, albeit I'll be breast feeding. But no. He farts around and goes to the gym etc, them still spends all eve working confused on the latest new idea....

Nat - hope monitoring was/is fine...

Patience to everyone waiting... Don't worry, that baby is fed coming!!

Livened Fri 04-Oct-13 15:52:29

The hospital should have pumps to hire/borrow for just these circumstances. I hope they are giving you the support you need and deserve? I remember they reckon the most nourishing milk is that first expressed in the morning, and also maybe try again after a warm shower or bath which can help with the flow? My best friends baby was born with a soft palate problem which meant he couldn't breastfeed. She managed to get a supply going a couple of weeks after birth so don't lose faith. Everyone thinks breastfeeding/expressing is going to be such a natural and therefore easy thing to do. I know I did anyway, but ts so hard! I certainly won't feel guilty if I can't get it established with this baby, as my toddler (who only had 9 weeks on the boob) is perfectly healthy and now driving me mad at 20 months old! X

legallyblond Fri 04-Oct-13 15:56:53

And MoN, it's still v early days re expressing. I literally only ever got a ml at a time in a syringe. Your milk will come in and then you'll have plenty. Babies drink and need very very little in the first 48 hours. Hospitals I know try to get a lot of fluid foen them... Valentina was given practically litres of formula till my milk came in, but in fact it's v normal for them to take / your body to make v little in that initial time. Panic not and just keep trying and wait and see what happens over the next few days x x x

Natalieand Fri 04-Oct-13 16:04:22

Thanks for the concern ladies, they weren't satisfied by babies movements on monitor but were happy with his heart rate so decided to so a scan to check the placenta and cord and were happy with that estimated weight ATM @ 38+4 is 7lb 4oz and sent me home saying that scan now covers seven days worth of reduced movement and only to come back if I have bleeding or extreme pain. I effing well hate the staff at my day assesment they r so rude un sympathetic towards me.

MoN thst cleaner should be known better than to ask a woman on a maternity ward without a baby why she doesn't have a baby and is definately not in a position too be passing comments and judgements like that!!! I hope u enjoy your time with Eliana this afternoon and find out some re assuring news

congrats roofio grin and good luck to chickieo and everyone else SWIL

To those discussing dp/dh evening habits - dh is addicted to the iPad/iPhone in the evening and if I talk a lot about my day all I get is 'I'm just trying to do something' or 'tell me in a minute' fortunately I get most choice on the tele though not All

legallyblond Fri 04-Oct-13 16:17:23

Umlauf - let us know how you and Beetie are when you get a mo... Hope you're both well x x x

legallyblond Fri 04-Oct-13 16:17:43

Sorry - Bertie!

Flyer747 Fri 04-Oct-13 16:19:48

Legally I feel your pain with DH/DP business ventures. He is so engrossed in this new business (it's setting up a recruitment firm hiring lawyers to work in the sustainability sector) that he came to bed at wait for it.......6am this morning!!!

The worst part is he is now at the gp's about his blood pressure. Yesterday he had a 24 hr bp monitor fitted to him (he has high bp so DR said the best thing was to have one of these monitors on so they can look at the overall picture) he went back to the hospital today at 1pm to get it taken off, 3pm a call from gp surgery to ask him to come in today as the readings are off the scale, highest was 210/137! It's work I swear that's causing this...

Mon what a bitch of a cleaner of have probably slapped her hard, interfering cow!

Flyer747 Fri 04-Oct-13 16:24:36

Dp just called he has been admitted to hospital for testing sad

legallyblond Fri 04-Oct-13 16:25:48

I know Flyer. And I love that its going well and I love the sentiment behind it all (takes the pressure off me, the breadwinner, to constantly excel in / progress in my career - a redp