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December 2013 - let's get these babies out before Santa arrives :)(572 Posts)
My DD arrived on 2nd December! Nearly 2 weeks in and we are boycotting Xmas this year!! Motherhood is hard work!!
Just marking my place for now. Thanks for the thread Stom!
Thanks for the thread Stom!
Am still in hospital with a nasty chest infection, high blood pressure and a c section scar that kills every time I cough or laugh. Eek! But been feeling a bit better this afternoon than I was this morning. And every time I look over at Daniel in the hospital bassinet I get a little thrill that he's here and he's ok.
Those who haven't had your babies yet, hope things get moving soon and that you don't have to wait too much longer. Thinking of you!
Violet poor you!! Glad you're being looked after though and hope you get home to settle with little one very soon.
I reckon I'll still be pregnant after Christmas. Sort of starting to be resigned to it...
violet i hope it all starts getting better for you. glad you have your little one to make you feel better xx
ok if I don't have my baby during this thread I will start going mental (thanks for the new thread stom).
39 weeks today. Seriously, who's left? we're only the 14th, wouldn't it mean that logically only half babies are born? extra I'm trying to prepare myself psychologically for that eventuality as well... but I can't get on board being pregnant for new years. that's just too long.
Stom didn't you say you started to have period like pains? that's great news! things seem to be happening for you. hang in there. xx
Went to DH christmas party last night, danced to 80s cover band for a good 1.5 hours, and I thought for sure that would help bring on some sort of sign. nope. stilllll nothing.
So lovely to hear the news of lots of gorgeous new babies, congratulations all!
The hospital discharged me after about 10 hours, still don't know what is wrong but have ruled out infection in urine and womb which is a huuuuge relief. Waiting for cultures to come back (should be done Monday) to check for other infections or viruses. Am on strict instructions to neck as much water, paracetamol and ibruprophen as needed and only get out of bed to pee. So DH is on baby duty, he is doing so well, I can tell he is really worried but he's had a big smile and hugs ready for me all day and has dealt with epic slushy poo like a pro. If there is a silver lining in all this it is him and our girl.
rose I keep getting them on and off. I had them all night last night then they go then come back for half hour or so then go again. I don't know if I'm coming or going. But it's not at the front it's all in my lower back which is why I'm not sure if it's actually anything. As I can't tell if it's pregnancy related or my usually back pain playing up
I think I resigned myself to being pregnant over Christmas too!
Really hope you're on the mend soon mogz so glad your dp is being a star!
Mine is making curry tonight. Can't wait so hungry all I do is eat lately lol I made another batch of cookies came out amazing!! So easy to make if anyone has the time to make them ask me for the recipe. I put smarties in though instead of chocolate chips haha. Though they are VERY sugary dd goes crazy after I've eaten them lol.
Me and dp are going to snuggle and watch grown ups 2 after dinner. If any one hasn't seen the first one definately worth a watch. It's a LOL film
Can't actually believe that's I've made it to 39 weeks I never thought I'd get pregnant let alone get to the end (even if I am no moaning that she's not yet here lol)
Ooh and everytime we've had to take a trip to hospital it's been dark and pouring with rain - just looking out the window and it's raining... Could it be a sign!?
stom may be it is, hope something moves for you and glad you have such a supportive dp mogz
Can't believe it ... I'm googling 'elective induction' and too tired to make a cake .... things must be bad.
Bohemian now you've got me looking
I wish i was still pregnant i miss my bump but i also am glad shes here is this a sign of being broody again already!! Oh god!
Can someone explain to me how these threads work? I'm a newbie mumsnetter and newbie mum!
Baby's just done a huge shift and is now blatantly transverse straight across my middle (definite bum and head on either side of belly button and soft tummy at top and bottom) - I'm 39 weeks now so assume this is a bit of an issue. Anyone have any experience?
extra baby spinning and down on all fours! Move that baby!
rose I'm 39 wks tomorrow. Impressed you managed to dance for so long- I can hardly
waddle walk or stand odd half that time!
extra oh that doesn't sound good- like bohemian said, google baby spinning and try those techniques. I'd also tell your midwife or hospital as soon as poss. Don't want to worry you but if you go into labour it could be a problem so best they know so they can advise what's next.
I have an appointment on Tuesday (sweep in theory!) - do you reckon I need to ring before then?? I'm on all fours!
I'm still here ...... think we could be looking at an Easter birthday rather than Christmas ...... I can see the thread title already, 'Come on Oneslice, get this baby out before the Easter Bunny arrives!' Anyone care to join me?! x
Hello all! I've been lurking so congrats to all those who've had their babies!
I'm booked for induction on Wednesday at 7:30am. It would be lovely to get in and out the same day. Last time I was due to be induced labour started on the way to the hospital which would also be a winner!
My grandmother thinks baby number 3 is going to be my biggest, which is a worry as number 2 was so big. At the moment I feel so stretched she might not be far wrong!
Am I the only one who found an improvement in SPD in the final days? I've not needed my crutches in a while and have even managed to stay of my painkillers which I take even minus the spd. I'm hoping it stays gone!
Now DS has a fever of 103 and is really sad bet I go into labour tonight when he needs mum!
Hello pocketsocks! You're on your 3rd as well! What do you have so far?
extra I would call your mw on monday- see what she says?
Bloody insomnia. Just lying in bed feeling tired but also agitated thinking about impending birth, can't breathe thru my nose and have restless leg...
Anyone else going round in circles re names? I've got boys names down to 2 (tho DH can't agree on any of them!) girls names- I thought I was sure, now I'm completely confused again!...
I'm not joining you oneslice sorry but mines coming out next week!! how many weeks are you?
stom hm i really hope that it's a sign of something coming. the worst is to be hoping for pain but know that whatever you're feeling is not the pain you're looking for. haha I still find it ironic how we're all hoping for pain.
mum insomnia sucks. plus with two LOs running around all day, you can't just lie down and nap during the day I bet. I hope you get some zzz really fast. re: names, we had decided really early on Zoe and would have her middle name be Leia, but now I'm really hesitant because I really love Leia too so I dont know.
oneslice totally feel like the easter bunny may win the race too. I just feel like nothing is happening, and I should be only 7 days away really.
hotmad i think you got the concept write and come back to read what others are saying welcome!
rose Zoe and Leia are both lovely names! I like Isabella but don't really like it shortened to izzy and not sure if Bella sounds a bit pretentious. Also like Leila/Layla or Anya, Aliah, Lola (but reminds me of that song!) bet I'll have a boy and won't have to worry about it anyway
PLUG!! Just lost my plug!! It's all happening tonight... Typical!
Baby boy bun arrived on Wednesday night, 9 days early, 7lb8. Waters broke Tuesday night, was checked and told to wait for labour or induction on Thursday, contractions started shortly after. Only got to spent short time in birthing pool then was bleeding so transferred to labour ward. Got through it on pethedine early on then g&a, in some ways the early part was much harder so me, later I was in a bit of a trance. Not going to lie, hurt like hell but sooo worth it.
Wanted to give you waiters all some hope as I had no signs etc, totally normal day. Babysat for a friend in the evening, got home into bed, dh got home from working late. Few mins later I get a cramp in my bump, go to stand up and my waters go in a big rush. So it can happen any time!
Now home with a baby that sleeps all day and cries all night, convinced its a problem with my milk but probably just one of those things, can any mums help? Have to say breastfeeding is really hard, I'm determined but I'm constantly worried he's not getting enough. Just got him to sleep on my chest but too scared to move him to crib in case I wake him, hmm
Also congrats to the many others with babies, too many to mention!
Congrats Hotcrossbun. Breastfeeding can be tricky, my little girl is a bit lazy so doesn't like opening her mouth wide enough so get a good latch, and I have stupid unwieldy boobs that seem bigger than she is and are a problem to position.
Having to latch, relatch, shift about, try a million positions and listen to the baby scream bloody murder is so hard, but every time we do get it right it is very heartening, and each feed managed is an achievement.
I have had to start expressing and doing some formula feeds too since falling ill, which really got to me and made me feel like I was failing. But, a quick chat with my mum and hearing her say that baby has to be fed and not to the detriment of my health made me realise that getting food in to baby shouldn't be about my hopes and dreams but simply about filling her tummy.
Don't panic about baby not getting enough, for the first few days he really only needs that tiny bit of super rich colostrum, then your milk will come in and he'll help you produce as much as is needed by feeding more or less. It's hugely unlikely that you'll not produce enough, so long as baby looks hydrated, isn't jaundiced (or jaundice is getting better) and starts putting on weight when expected then you are doing just fine.
Extra any progress yet? Sending you lots of soothing vibes for a happy birth.
Is anyone having problems with a jaundiced baby? Genevieve just can't seem to shift it, she's well hydrated but we are just not able to get her enough sunlight, the one sunny day we've had since she was born we had to spend in an isolation room! The midwife has told is to leave her cot by a window while she sleeps in the day but I'm worried she'll get cold.
Hi all and congrats to all the new lo..
I have been lurking for ages as this all moves so fast but still pregnant, was due last Monday so sweep no 1 booked in for tomorrow but feel like I will still be here in jan (I know rationally that's impossible but my irrational side thinks it's never coming!).
Have had period type pains since I started mat leave 4 weeks ago so can't rely on them to tell me when I'm actually in labour! Last Friday eve I monitored them but by the morning nothing...
I'm getting really impatient and worried that even tho I have told everyone this baby will be here by Xmas (in theory it should!) but if I have an extra long labour then it could be an Xmas baby and that will scupper all plans... (We have family coming from overseas this week especially to meet the baby... They may end up going home disappointed!!)...
Congrats Hotcross!! Try not to worry too much about breastfeeding - as Mogz wisely said you only need to get a tiny tiny bit in them at first.
Mogz how are you feeling? You sound amazingly positive!
Bonker5 it has to happen before Christmas!!
I've got no news since plug (I think some women lose it weeks before birth, though it's less common second time..?) - and actually now worrying about things starting as LO is still transverse! Sod's law!
On the plus side DS's temp is less alarming this morning and he's a bit brighter. He slept in till 7.40!!!
mogz we were told to do that with Lleyton too, it helps we have a radiator near the window so we just leave his Moses basket there all the time, however first mw said he was slightly jaundice and the next 3 said he was a lovely colour and not jaundice in the slightest dp is blessed with lovely colour skin that tans really easy and ds2 inherited the same and looks like so did Lleyton.
extra any news?
mum how are you doing? And I love the name anya how unusual and pretty, I've heard no one shout that name out
I am so so excited to hear what colour you've had
hot huge congrats to you Hun and I had the same trouble with Lleyton and everyone was right that he didnt need much in the beginning and I feed him on me all during the day now and he gets 2 formula bottles during the night, purely as I need sleep with having 2 toddlers under 4 too and this way dp can help me.
I will replace formula with bottled breast milk as soon as I can express enough but at the mo I'm lucky to get an ounce out of each which I hope improves otherwise the electric breast pump is the most expensive useless thing I've bought
super I always missed my bump after ds1 and 2 and got broody pretty much right away, hence why I got pregnant pretty much right away
I got bump envy every time and really missed being pregnant.
not this time though guess I really am done
Couldn't, wouldn't, can't do it again, I am so happy and blessed with my 3 boys xx
Congratulations to all the new mummies. Today we have to attempt to take passport photos of Älfi for her citizenship application. She needs open eyes, closed mouth, looking straight at camera. Yeah, that's easy with a 2 week old. But it needs to be done, she can't stay stateless forever, and we'd like the option to leave the country at some time, so remaining paperless isn't an option.
Congratulations to all the new mummies. Today we have to attempt to take passport photos of Älfi for her citizenship application. She needs open eyes, closed mouth, looking straight at camera. Yeah, that's easy with a 2 week old. But it needs to be done, she can't stay stateless forever, and we'd like the option to leave the country at some time, so remaining paperless isn't an option.
Sorry ladies been AWOL since James arrived, cannot believe he's on his 4th day in the world!
Huge congratulations to everyone on your new babies can't believe how many people have popped over the last couple of days hope everyone's doing well!!
To those still waiting I hope you're all doing okay and not too uncomfortable.
hotcrossbun I was in tears last night over BF he'd gone 7 hours without eating, wouldn't take my nipple and kept screaming blue murder, after an hour of persevering he still wouldn't so luckily I had instant formula in so we put it in a bottle and he fed for ages and I cried because I felt like I'd failed. He's had 3 more formula feeds and is happy and content. My mum gave me a good talking too too about all that matters is he's eating. I'm worried I haven't been producing enough either. I'm going to try and start expressing today- does anyone have any tips at all?
mum we have very similar taste in names except I prefer Lila to Lola and have a good friend called Aliah so that's not on my list . I love Anya but DH not so keen.
Congratulations hotcross! Getting BF established is hard going. My DS wouldn't be put down for at least first week so my DH and I took turns, I was up until about 4am with him then we'd trade off. It was really hard but he did settle down and by three weeks old would sleep in his cot or carrycot. Was a long 3 weeks though! I think some babies aren't that keen on being on the outside.
Mogz I remember the constant repositioning needed in the early days, not looking forward to that.
Loki I remember having to do that for my son when he was 5 or 6 months, hard enough then! Hope you get a good shot.
Still crampy and achy here but no other signs of imminent labour. Felt really unwell for a bit and was convinced that it was starting but nope. I may well be here til January.
I'm still here 40+2 today. Any news Extra?
I thought from 38 weeks to 40 was bad, waiting wise but going overdue is worse...I never really thought it would happen I guess! Just want to meet my baby!!
Oh mrsshrubs been there- had exactly the same with ds1. Screamed all night, wouldn't latch- you poor thing I know that feeling of failure and using formula- but don't feel like you're failing. He may just need more help with latching. Sometimes they get so hungry they just pull away from the boob and scream and the more you try the more they do it! I think formula is great for these situations then maybe you can try again when he's not so hungry/upset? Afraid I'm not one for giving advice after only lasting 1-2 weeks with both DC's. (Tho were very content after going onto formula!)
alyssa no progress here- no plug, waters still intact, 39 weeks today- come on baby! I'm going to try what you're doing- bottle at night etc as I really struggled last time with sleep deprivation and was part of the reason I gave up bf- so sounds ideal doing that then maybe I'll manage to bf longer if it's just daytime. Not sure what to suggest re expressing. I never managed to get loads out each time either- not sure if it's due to the letdown not being as good as it's not baby feeding or maybe it's because your supply hasn't settled yet so you're not producing lots? I going to be using my pump, ESP if my nips get sore again
Sorry my post to you too hotcross like I said dc1 was the same - crying all night and I was convinced he was hungry and my colostrum wasn't enough. I ended up feedin him formula from a bottle lid (was worried about confusion with teat and nipple)but like the others say, colostrum should be enough at this point but I think dc1 wasn't latching properly so probably wasn't getting enough. If it's really bad and you can't get help with latching at that particular feed (ie it's the middle of the night) then don't feel bad about topping up with formula (sorry someone else may be horrified at my suggestion) but at least then baby is content and you're not stressed- until latching is perfected it may take a while for things to settle. My dc2 was much more sleepy and content at night- babies are so different! Good luck
Well today is my due date, Friday's sweep doesn't seem to have had much effect so I'm not holding out much hope of meeting baby Ellsmore today
Hi all, congrats and well done to those who have produced and are now nurturing their babies.
And those still waiting - I feel your pain. I'm 41 weeks today. Urgh. I've been offered a sweep tomorrow but both me and DP have colds so not sure if now would be a great time after all. And i have 2 year old DD to look after by myself, not sure she'd be the most ressuring presence during and after the sweep. But then induction booked for Friday... I just don't know.
I think at this point I am excited, in denial, thinking I can schedule a good time for the baby's arrival and also feeling totally powerless. A messy mix of things.
Just to offer extra sympathy for those struggling with breast feeding, I had a rough time with DD and it made me miserable. We got there in the end but it was so so tough. Be kind to yourself above all else, take every bit of rest and help you can get - although it may seem impossible at times. You have done, and are doing an incredible thing. Remember that!
I'm alright extra, being able to get about 6 hour's sleep last night really helped. I'm jacked up on paracetamol which seems to be doing a good job of controlling my temperature but I am still getting the shakes so breastfeeding is impossible. Luckily I'm doing well enough to express at least a third of Genevieve's feeds and she seems to be doing ok on the mixed feeding, apart from one almighty chuck up this morning just after I'd gotten her dressed!
I can really recommend the tommee tippee manual expressor if anyone is thinking about expressing, I tried an electric pump in hospital and it was so noisy and felt very harsh. With a hand pump you can be as gentle as needed. Though it does get a bit tiring.
Mogs I have been doing the same mix feeding as Delilah seems to be more settled if I give her a bottle in the night so I give her breast through the day, expressed milk when I put her to bed then one formula in the night. I also use the tommy tippe manual breast pump snd it works a treat x
I will do proper update as am on z rubbish phone for MNing but:
Aurianne arrived Thursday morning, 7lb2 and 38+2 by their dates, 37+6 by mine.
Extra you need to see someone ASAP and if your water go grt down on all fojrs with your bum.in the air and call 999. There's a risk of cord prolapse so when you go in be prepared not to come out as they'll want to schedule a CS and keep you under obs til then.
BFwise little and often, nihjt feeds are good because they boost supply when prolactin is highest. Crying with frustrztion and refusing to latch happens to everyone. Get the milk flowing to get some food even if they just lap it up and then dezl with the latch. Programme the national bf helpline and lll helpline into your phone. They will.help and hopefully put you in touch with a local BFC.
Haven't caught up but just thought I'd pop on and say IVE STARTED LOSING MY PLUG! It's only a tiny bit but I've never been so happy to see blobs of goop haha
I hope things start happening soon.
Here you all are!
Sorry I've been awol again. This parenting lark really takes up my mumsnetting time!
extra I second what everyone else has said. Give your MW a ring?
congrats on plug loss Storm every little helps
Hope everyone else is good. Sending you all labour vibes if you want them and settled baby vibes to those who need them.
Stom YAY PLUG!!!
Rang MW and they've said come straight in (I thought they'd say wait till sweep appointment on Tues) for the same reasons you guys have said. Eek!
Stom, yay for plug going! Now get that baby out!
So happy, did my first express and got 40ml out and he's guzzled it down!! Tried giving him the breast first but he wasn't having it at all so at least I know he's still getting breast milk we're keeping the ready made formula too and might mix feed so we've got a back up. Thanks for the advice ladies & help ladies!!
Yay stom will be thinking contracting thoughts!! & lots of luck crunchy
Haha mogz I'm trying dp keep talking to bump telling her to come out. Had nothing since though
Hey pocket, and oneslice I'm with you here, I think I'm just going to be the last one on the thread.
Okay, welcome to things not to say to an overdue pregnant woman. These are genuine things I have been told since Friday morning.
1. "Have you tried insert one of the many things from the ever so well known list - usually including sex, curry and pineapples - *why no I haven't, I've just been lighting candles
2. Maybe you should start looking at stars over Bethlehem. ha. haha. Well then you can be the f&cking donkey
3. Well it is a little inconvenient him not being here on time. Oh dear, I'm so sorry, I forgot to update his google calendar, it's all my fault
4. You must be getting uncomfortable now. Really? So I should stop the trampolining?
5. You have to think positively and relax - then baby will come. I'm sure beating the living daylights out of you will relax me no end. Hold still
6. Maybe on your next sweep the MW should use a bigger brush. Funny.
7. Have you tried walking? Do you know what, I've been sat in an empty bath for four days, why didn't I think of moving??
8. Aww poor you. Yes, poor me. If you are going to pity me at last bring me something to pity me with. Like cake.
Yeah, feeling sarcastic today. Have decided to make a mini Christmas dinner for DH and me tonight as parents have decided to come over early to "help".
ahhh bohemian i totally feel your pain.
add the 'she must be really comfortable in there' (WELL I'M NOT),
'have you dropped yet, it's a very distinct feeling' (NOT FOR EVERYONE AND WHO ARE YOU TO TELL ME HOW I SHOULD FEEL)
'any news, everyone I know is waiting' (OH I'M SO SORRY FOR MAKING YOU AND YOUR SOCIAL NETWORK WAIT)
and my forever favourite: 'well enjoy this time while you can still sleep' (F** OFF YOU TRY TO SLEEP AT 39 WEEKS PREGNANT)
I'm not getting bitter not one bit...
My DH really wants to email his mom when we're on our way to the hospital and I really just want to let them know once the baby is there. I dont want to hurt his feelings but I dont want him to be distracted with anything else, especially his mom who is right now totally getting on my nerves. He says what if there is an emergency and they need to reach us. i mean come on. such a mama's boy. trying to keep my patience but i'm totally losing it. my parents are staying back I think they understand that they'll know in due time and dont piss me off right now. I'm a horrible daughter, haven't talked to them in two weeks, but I don't feel like talking to anyone at the moment...
Just marking my place before catching up on everyone's posts.
Might take a while as it's been a bit of a hectic weekend - yesterday DP treated me to a lunchtime drink (of non-alcoholic ginger beer!) and afterwards I got home to find my mum and friends hiding in our flat to surprise me with a baby shower!
Turns out DP had helped them to plan the whole thing and managed to keep it quiet for months! He then left to let us all have some girly time, play games, eat cake and open presents (I was expecting to unwrap hundreds of babygrows but surprisingly it was mostly massage oils, nail varnishes, chocolates and bath goodies for me to pamper myself with!)
DP then returned home with a huge camera-shaped birthday cake, more presents and a couple of other friends who joined us for a gorgeous meal at Cafe Rouge
Really don't want to sound like I'm gloating, I'm just still so overwhelmed by it all, especially since most of my friends live miles away so I've spent most of my pregnancy feeling a bit bored and isolated.
Sounds really lovely liz your dp is a keeper ;) lol
Glad you had such a lovely time.
I've started to get the any news yet texts I've had 2 and already pissed off haha I've lost abit of plus but I'm not telling anyone as the text will become more frequent lol
boehemian that cracked me up- it's as though people think the pregnant woman doesn't actually know all about pregnancy and getting things started by nearly 9months, what do you think we've all spent the last few weeks doing other than trying to speed things along?! The get some sleep now one used to really really annoy me!!
itsliz that's amazing!! So glad you've had a lovely day, such a thoughtful lovely thing to do for you!
Will keep sending out dilating/engaging/water breaking thoughts to everyone waiting
stom I wouldn't tell people! I regretted it as I think it's just increased the amount of texts/msgs I get. For some people I'm on the second/third round of asking. One person has asked me everyday since Wednesday ...
liz that sounds lovely! Wish I had something like that - the downside of having male friends ...
Oh yes rose the sleep thing. Next person so say "at least you're getting some sleep will be rung EVERY time I get up to go to the loo in the night with the following message "I'm catching up on sleep like you told me."
Yup the sleep thing pisses me off or the just be patient she will come when she's ready. Arghhhh!!!!
Apparently I was snoring last night. Nice bvee snores in my life haha
Dp said something funny earlier. We were chatting and he just casually said 'babies don't open there eyes for a couple weeks'. I replies with 'that's kittens babe'
Oh bless him I couldn't stop laughing then he said. Oh gosh I haven't got a clue about babies hahaha
Bohemian I could not agree more with that list!
Where I live it's pretty rural so I've also had on many an occasion 'Don't worry, you're in safe hands, I've delivered plenty of lambs/calves in my time!'....Hilarious.
Thanks everyone for so much advise and sympathy, really helps to know i'm not the only one. In the light of day and after a well timed visit from the midwife, I think he is feeding ok but cluster feeding all night. I didn't know that they liked to feed more at night so it makes more sense now, I couldn't understand why he was so much fussier at night. He has been an angel all day, feeding and sleeping on us. Doesn't like sleeping in his crib much so that along with the feeding is leading to the sleepless nights. I need to accept this is part of having a baby and sleep will be lacking for a while. Last night I got to sleep at 7am so at least tonight can literally not be any longer! And the midwife weighs him tomorrow so hopefully all will be well and I will stop worrying a bit.
mogz I hope you feel better, you're handling it amazingly, I would be in complete panic
Glad your MW has reassured you hot.
Normally I think I would be panicking, but I'm just too tired to waste that sort of precious energy! Having a check up tomorrow and hopefully will have all swab results back by Friday.
All you overdue and nearly due ladies have my sympathies, the last leg seems to stretch on forever and no one can say anything right to you at all. But it will happen, it can't last forever so hang on in there.
Just been to my mums for dinner and got the whole ' next time don't have a baby at Xmas time, it's so inconvenient' well sorry to ruin all your party plans, I'm just having a BABY, a CHILD, I know parties are far more important than bringing a new life into the world. She's even got my brother on call to DRIVE her to ours if I drop just so she can still drink at the parties (but not lots or anything darling) god mum, seriously??
If she mentions one more time about how inconvenient it is I'm going to have an irrational outburst that may make me look like a crazy person.
Sorry extra thinking about it now I should have said earlier to call your mw ASAP as nom said as one of my friends has just had a baby a few days ago, she was transverse and had a cord prolapse and ended up with an emc. And she was I hospital for over a week as they wanted to keep her there so they could monitor and act if she went into labour. I just didn't realise the prolapse was due to the baby being transverse. You'll be safe in hospital now tho so don't worry.
Ladies who was it who put on the recipe for breast milk boosting cookies? Would they mind re posting or private messaging it to me please?
Hi all!!! I'm new on here.... Can I join? Who else is due soon? Iv got 13 days til my due date and can't wait.... Been having strong b/h and back ache...so hormonal and getting sick of hormones.... Find myself crying at everything I even had a melt down in the supermarket the other day and when someone asked me if I was ok I replied with..."I'm sick of my belly button looking like a cats arse hole".... X good luck for everyone and their bumps... X
Welcome savannah hope the pregnancy has treated you well. We do have a Facebook group if you want to join. There are lots of cute baby pics on there and it's completely secret so no one will know you're a member x
Hello again all.
Me and baby seb doing fab but it's very hard work.
Just marking place for now. Too tired for anything else!
How do u join the Facebook group?
That's an understatement Frouby! But somehow it's kind of good hard work
hotmad send either stom or whisper a private message on here with a link to your Facebook profile and they can add you from there
What mrsahrubs said
Currently bouncing on my ball as dp is desperate for dd to come and he also doesn't want to go to work haha
Lol stom DH said the same to me- he wants this week off work and asked if baby is comic tonight- if only I knew tho I doubt it!
Did any of you find movements reducing a bit towards the end? I'm 39wks and today have felt movement but it's more squirms, the odd prod or poke etc and not much now I've laid down tho normally I get more movement. Not sure whether to be concerned or not...
Comic? Bloody iPhone. 'Coming'
Hello ladies, I haven't mums netted in ages! Due my first lo a week tomorrow, can I join in the thread?
Hello mummyboylan you're due a day after me, how you feeling? Any signs?
Ok a glass of cold oj did the trick- now baby is going crazy...just scuppered my chances of sleeping- d'oh! (But secretly relieved)
Hi! I had a false alarm at our first anti natal of all places but it turned out to be a uti bringing on contractions been twinge watching ever since. Usually get ouchy BH in the evenings but they go away after a while. Been getting period type craps tonight tho so perhaps things aren't too far from kicking off... Anyone got any pearls of wisdom to pass on? Looking for tips on anything really esp how ur labours have started and any pre labour signs x
mum I had exactly the same-realized I'd not felt much movement, drank some orange juice and that got her going. My DH was also desperate
to skive this week for baby to be born today but no luck.
Welcome to new peeps!
Lol all I can think about now is oj!
Congratulations to all the other new mummys before I get chance to read up on exactly what's been happening since I posted on Friday!!
My baby boy was born on 14/12/13 at 00:30 weighing 7lb 13oz and was 14 days overdue! Have no name as yet!
Think my body was going for the record for fastest labour ever! Had the pessary at 16:45 and nothing happened for ages. Got a bit downhearted at the thought of a long drawn out induction. DP went home at 9pm to get a couple of hours sleep. By 21:40 I started to get the odd crampy pain, by 22:30 they were coming every 3 mins and I needed some paracetamol and codeine, by 23:00 the contractions felt like they were almost merging and 2 mins apart and the pain was unbearable. I was still on the ante natal ward at this point so couldn't have any gas n air so midwife checked me because of intensity n frequency of pain n I was only 2cm dilated, I think I had a little cry at this point! Called Dp back in meantime n he arrived at about 23:30. By now I was being very undignified and making a lot of noise so just before midnight a MW from labour ward came in. I now could feel the head coming down so they checked n my waters had gone n I'd had a biggish bloody show so at 5 past midnight they wheeled me round to labour ward and baby was born at 00:30!! I just couldn't believe how quickly it all happened!! It took longer to get my 3 lots of stitches afterwards! Did a lot of apologising for my mooing like a cow at times
Anyway hope all of you still waiting 'enjoy' a speedy delivery and those with their baby are reaping the rewards of all our hard work
Ooh daisy, how exciting congratulations!
Congrats daisie! And welcome all the new people
Had lovely strong BH last that I really thought were going to help but now, still here and just getting grumpy.
Second sweep this morning and I'm really hoping to have dilated more than the 1-2cm from last time.
Further on from the moan about people constantly msging about where the baby is, they are now posting on fb timeline. Even the Argentina relatives are now... sigh. Only DH is remaining calm and supportive.
Dasie so glad you had a successful and quick induction, congratulations and welcome to the world little one.
Sending you lots of dilating vibes Bohemian, remember the BH will be doing something, even if it's not as much a you want. And ignore all those bloody annoying messages.
Congratulations Dasie, that sounds very fast! Enjoy your little boy.
Any One else got a baby who loves to hook his feet under your ribs?? I can't sit or lie or move for the pain.... X
Savannah I get that. I've found resting a cold glass of something there gets mine to shift x
Congrats daisie well done and I'm sure you'll pick a lovely name xx
Congratulations Dasie can't wait to hear the name!
Bohemian hope the sweep is productive today. I also have relentless checking for news on phone and now Facebook...
Welcome new ladies!
I'm back home - baby was transverse for a bit, they monitored, I did lots of turning baby moves, she was only slightly out of whack, and now she's got her head back down and just the rest of her straight across. Apparently that's fine and they'll recheck at sweep on Weds. Just really glad I didn't have to stay in and was exciting to see her on mini scan!
Welcome to everyone that's just joined this thread - it's never too late to join in and the more the merrier!
Huge congratulations on the birth of your little boy Dasie, can't believe how quickly it all happened! Hope you're over the shock of it now though and enjoying lots of cuddles.
mum I had the same thing last week and ended up going in for monitoring as I wasn't sure (turns out baby was perfectly happy in there and it was actually my blood pressure that was the problem!)
Before going into hospital I was only getting little squirms and wriggles, but the next day they went back to being 'proper' movements with thumps and kicks. While I was there, a midwife told me that as long as you're feeling the baby doing something 10-15 times per day then there's no need to worry
Best of luck for today Bohemian, hope this second sweep is a bit more successful!
So it's my 23rd birthday today and all I want is for baby to stay put so that I can have a nice relaxing day and not have to worry about sharing my birthday with him Fingers crossed...!
http://www.haveyouhadthatbabyyet.com/ - best link sent by a friend ever.
So here comes the new and improved back pain this morning going from bum to mid-back - hurray. Naturally, baby is assisting in this process by pressing so far down in my pelvis to make me squeak when I move ever so slightly. Just frightened the postman.
MW better be bringing a sink plunger to my sweep.
Bohemian that kind of back pain is probably a good sign isn't bit?!? Haha plunger...
Also that link is going to be very useful
Happy birthday liz
So no more plug and no more periody pains . Argh I want this baby out!!
Bohemian i had back pain on the day i went into labour so fingers crossed! Although the manic hoovering may have also had something to do with it!
Good luck to everyone still waiting and congrats to all those with new babies.
If you have the energy (and no SPD) apparently this works..! And good for a laugh either way!
Can I ask a stupid question...
Post-birth in hospital have those of you who've given birth let your boobs hang free under a feeding friendly nightie/top (am thinking to save faff and encourage easy access, specifically post C.S.) or do you wear a feeding bra pretty much straight away, after skin to skin etc?
A ridiculous question - think I am over-thinking things on my 24hr countdown!
Actually thinking about it I suppose it depends if boobs are leaky doesn't it?
I cannot believe how much I have forgotten since having dd!
Lisba I'd just take a bra along and see how you feel. Might be useful if you're leaky or you might be comfier without!
Hope you're getting some rest before the big day!
Thanks extra, yep I have packed two pairs of bras, in two different sizes, so I have them if I need them. I think I am just now in such a stupid frenzy of "getting ready" that I am going a bit nuts and over-planning! I am actually annoying myself now, so God knows what dh thinks!!
Don't blame you though! I sort of thought having a definite date would be nice but actually I can imagine the planning frenzy is quite extreme so exiting though!!
I had a nursing bra on under the nightie I gave birth in, you'll need a bra if you want breast pads but I never had leaky boobs until after my milk had come in
Mogz can't remember how old you little one is but Rose is 4 weeks old today and has only really lost her jaundice colour in the last week or so. Probably doesn't help that we never seem to get any sun here!
A sleep one might be a good compromise? Soft and comfortable!
Lis I got the mw to put my nursing bra on for me after they had given me a wash before leaving the delivery suite. But I have huge boobs and was all sweaty underneath. But I didn't take breastpads as was out before milk came in.
Good luck for tomorrow. I loved mine. Was calm and controlled and very much a birth rather than an operation iykwim?
Milk came in last night. Baby seb very pleased lol.
Frouby that's great! Lucky Seb
Ah, thanks all for the advice!
Good point Frouby about the sweatiness - my boobs have grown so much this pregnancy that the sweatyness has become a daily occurence, so a bra would prob be the best bet to avoid that a bit! Seem to remember that my milk came in very quickly last time despite being told that with a c/s it might be delayed, so I am expecting my boobs to be of Jordan proportions by the time I leave...!
I have very good memories of my c/s having DD (even though we didn't have as much notice of it as we have this time), so I am getting quite excited about tomorrow!
Had my pre-op blood tests this morning, then did some last minute Christmas shopping, and am now going to spend the rest of this afternoon re-checking my hospital bags (I packed them so long ago that I can't remember what's in them!), and also de-fuzzing myself as much as possible so that I am as presentable as possible for the hospital folk!
Frouby - how many nights were you and Seb in hospital for? I am hoping to be out after 2 nights.... Pleased to hear he's enjoying his milk now - hope you're recovering nicely!
Just got back from Hospital app.... I'm 38+1 and baby is measuring 39+5 does this mean I'l go into labour sooner rather than later? X
savannah It might mean something but without other symptoms it's hard to tell. I've been under some weeks and over in others.
Any ideas on moving an anterior cervix?? That's what's basically stoppping me from going into labour cries - it's 2cm dilated and softening but pointing away so it's taking a while.
The MW hooking it and pulling it forward fairly strongly and quickly in my sweep has to go down in history as the fastest way of getting me to nearly fall off a bed.
Have booked an induction for the 22nd - he has to come out now, my pelvic floor is struggling
bohemian I have a similar problem, so if you get anything useful on the anterior cervix, I'm all ears
savannah I hope for you, but for me she's been measuring big the entire pregnancy. I'm 39+2 and no signs at all. at this rate, I feel like I will give birth to a 20lbs baby.
rose I have dreams about monster size babies ...
So far no luck on shifting an anterior cervix other than all the remedies already on inducing labour.
Hooking and pulling??? It sounds like the MW was going fishing rather than doing a sweep.... Hahah sounds painful... What do they actually do at the sweep? Does it hurt? And iv been having bad dull lower back ache and loads of BH's too and sharp pains in my cervix when baby moves and my boobs won't stop leaking!! x
I have the same bohemian... (Tho my cervix is posterior) Had first sweep today and wasn't bad at all but I got myself all worked up about being induced and was sobbing in the hospital...!
I have had a lot of blood and still bleeding a little now (brown now) not sure if I lost some of the plug earlier but nothing else, little crampy but been like that for 4 weeks anyway..
Second sweep booked for Friday and induction booked sat... My bishop score was 3 though and when I googled it said that score means I'm unlikely to go into spontaneous labour so not holding out much hope...
Congrats to dasie...
Thanks for the labour dance.. Will give that one a go!!
I'm worried about my sweep tomorrow. Doesn't sound fun!!
I've adapted the labour dance into occasional lungey squatty walking around the house! Haha I look like a total loon, but why not make the most of faffing about with laundry?!
Extra, just try and relax... I do have a high pain threshold but I think if you are relaxed it shouldn't hurt to much... For me the anticipation was worse...
I'm seeing my mw on Thursday and I'll be 39+5 I'm hoping she will offer a sweep but I'm really scared about them too!
It bad enough it hurts when they check me usually with the spectrum thingy sex even hurt even before I was prwgabnt so I am dreading having a sweep but I really really want this baby out !
What is a sweep? What do they do? What do you feel? Sorry for asking dumb questions but I really am clueless and felt too embarrassed to ask the consultant or midwife..... X
Savannah, I think it's a natural way to try induce labour, I think they try deprecate your membranes from your cervix or something but it's supposed to release hormones... It's not overly painful but for some uncomfortable...
Though not sure whether it actually works for everyone... I think some have had quite a few here...
Of course when I say depreciate I mean separate!!
*sorry I meant ANTERIOR cervix - it's pointing backwards
The sweep isn't too bad - she just knew that I was far back, so already knew what to do and pulled it forward too quickly. It's really isn't comfortable, won't lie but it's a means to an end. It seperates the membranes from the cervix and uterus which stimulates prostaglandins, hopefully encouraging labour to start.
I've booked two more for Wed and Fri in a bit to start SOMETHING.
Oh right.... Thanks guys. Least I know a bit more now. I'l probably forget tho with this stupid baby brain iv got.... I woke up and was looking for the remote for tv and went all day without watching tv till I got a phone call from my partner at lunch time asking why the tv remote was in his lunch box.... X
Well savannah here's my baby brain - I meant POSTERIOR. Blimmin POSTERIOR.
It's the placenta that's anterior. Stupid woman.
Think I need to be kept away from people now.
I'm not in sweep territory yet but had one with my first and it was fine but my cervix was soft and partly effaced. I didn't find it painful at all and my waters broke two days later (but was over 41 weeks).
Stom the pregnancy hormones make it all stretchier than normal down there so hopefully it shouldn't be painful for you.
Aw Bohemian I noticed that but didn't want to say
Savannah that's hilarious!
The remote control made me chuckle!!
Bohemian (and anyone else who have had a sweep), did you bleed much after? Had quite a lot to begin with (bright red) but settled, now I am still using a pad and still bleeding (brown). Mw said call if my waters go but nothing about how much blood to expect... Should I worry?
i wonder if they'll offer me a sweep here. i have no idea. dr appointment tomorrow at 39+3. If i'm still 'high and closed' I may punch him in the eye.
bohemian my preggers brain totally knew what you meant. I also have anterior placenta / posterior cervix. or in dr's words: 'it's way back there'. ugh.
Sending all you lovely ladies still waiting lots of dilating and water breaking vibes
mum how you doing? No news yet?
Update for those not on fb. Feeling really leaky. Rang hospital they said to put pad on over night & if still leaky in morning to ring my mw and get her to check me. If I am leaking then they will talking about inducing me. Someone said could be hind waters??
I don't wana be induced!!
Sorry everyone buy i need to ask...is anyones stitches itchy as hell ahhhhhhhh
so all of a sudden i feel so shattered (more than usual - I can barely move) and nauseous. feels like i'm getting ill or something. haven't felt this way since I was 9 weeks pregnant. I've not vomited, I just feel nauseated and overall shit. the thought of having food is making me gag - I've not even had dinner. I'm 39+3. Anyone's felt like this in the last stages? Am I just coming down with something???
Super most cuts itch a bit whilst healing but your stitches shouldn't itch constantly or to the poin of distraction, might be worth getting your GP to check that they're not a little infected or inflamed. Make sure to keep soap (other than ph neutral very sensitive stuff) away from them when you wash.
Savhannah don't panic about having a sweep, yes they're uncomfortable and the further along you are they more ouchy they can be - but that's a good thing as a sweep tends to work more often and set things off a bit quicker if your body has already got things well started. The procedure is pretty straight forward, the MW will find your cervix and try to insert one finger in to it to feel the membrane around your waters and the baby's head. If she can get the finger in she will then make a circular motion around the cervix between it and the baby to break away the membranes holding everything in place. This releases some hormones that should trigger labour. Think of it like this, make a tight 'o' with your mouth and trace the inside of your lips with a finger. If your cervix is really favourable, and you are happy for her to do so, she may try to do the procedure again with two fingers. The more sweeps she can do the more chance it has of working, but remember, it is very important that you feel in control enough to say stop if it does get too painful for you.
Everything going ok Stom, still being leaky?
Rose I felt really sick again for the last couple of weeks, it got worse each day, as did the heart burn and my need just to sleep constantly. Do try to eat something, or at least make sure you're drinking lots. Get some fruit juice or cola for the sugars. Hopefully it's a sign of all the hormones in your body ramping up to get things going.
Rose I felt
Like that. And all day Monday all I wanted to do was sleep
I'm now in early labour! So fingers crossed something will happen for you soon xx
Thanks mogz that was very helpful... It doesn't actually sound too bad... When people talked about sweeps I imagined sort of lying on bed with legs open and the midwife coming at me with a broom or a sharp metal blade.... Think I scared myself. Haha and had sex and now having slight painful contractions and tightening across my bump.... Also light a wave of warm dull lower back ache.... Could this be the start of something? Or am I just wishing on a star?? X
Meant *like... not *light.... X dumb iPhones.. X
Hi everyone, sorry I've been AWOL, I disappeared into a haze of cluster feeding and illness (mine, not baby's). Feeling a lot better but my god it's rough with a newborn, a boisterous toddler, no voice, no sleep and a section scar which means I can't even pick the toddler up!
Had DS2 weighed yesterday, after dropping initially to 7lb 3ozs, he's now 8lbs 15ozs!!! He's 3.5wo, I'm so so pleased to have this proof that bf is going well as it can be hard to believe he's getting enough when he insists he's hungry despite having fed solidly for 2 hours!
I've been keeping up with the FB group, the babies are coming thick and fast now!!! Hope those who are left to pop do so very very soon, and of course painlessly!
You're welcome Savannah, I was really lucky to have an absolutely fab community midwife looking after me, she explained everything so well and in as much detail as I needed. I'm one of those people who wants to know everything about what's going on and in as much medical detail as I can understand, helps me prepare for stuff instead of my imagination running wild.
Hope your sexy times have started things going!
thanks mogz and stom
so i just puked up everything i ate today im really worried because i never puke. thankfully seeing the doctor tomorrow am...
good luck stom!!!! you win the race i guess
Hate to piss on your cornflakes mogz but sexy times???? Really??? I felt like a beached whale with a sweaty man flopping around on top of me.... Hahahahaha I really hope labour is near... But I guess everyone on here hopes that. And my midwife isn't that good to be honest... She sort of left me in the dark. Felt like I was on my own throughout this pregnancy (except for my partner who is trying his best...bless him) and I don't feel comftable with her to ask her about..well..anything! X
fearher I'm in awe if your breast feeding skills.
Lleyton is pulling himself off all the time again and he's constantly rutting and people saying he's hungry.....hence me constantly putting him back on and it's like he doesn't want to feed but he is hungry.
A lot of tears later and frustration we both give up, he dropped to 7lb 1oz and only went up to 7lb 6oz and I'm sure that was down to the night formula feeds, he still isn't back to birth weight of 7lb 9oz, he looks tiny and I'm do worried he will have lost weight again
Alyssa try not to worry, so long as he is getting some food in him some how then he will be just fine. Most babies shed a bit of weight in those first days as they're using up so much more energy being out of the womb, and it sounds like he's putting it back on again slowly, so that's good
This motherhood lark is really hard, huh? I know I expected it to be, but the reality of all the worry, guilt, nappies, feeds, panic and trying to find five minutes to have a wee is nothing I feel I could have prepared for. Stick it out, it'll get loads better and there are so many fun times and highlights ahead.
Savannah my DH would argue that even non sexy sex is better than none, but I think I'm with you on this one, being ready to pop out a child does not a romantic and steamy atmosphere make.
Sorry to hear about your MW being a bit crap I really think all health care providers should go through some sort of customer care training too, as it makes such a difference when you're comfortable with them.
Ach bollox, the above was me, damn nn changes!
Yeah xmas2013santa it makes a huge difference when you can have a relationship with your health advisors. And yeah It doesn't get much sexier that a 38 week pregnant woman getting woke up for sex at stupid o'clock in the morning because the man can't sleep... Totally not passionate! Contractions are still happening tho so hoping he has done something right.... X when are you due xmas2013santa? x
Just been to the toilet after a bit of pain and I think I had a bloody show and (tmi) v loose poo... Should I get excited???
Feeling v heavy down there and crampy...
Thanks Mogs my health visitor had checked them yesterday and she said they are fine and neat. Its horrible when something itches but you cant bloody itch it!
Alyssa I have been the same I was worrying Delilah wasnt getting enough food from me bf as she wasnt settling as well after as she would when shes bottle feeding and the midwife said most babies dont. For the last 2 nights iv been bf as she seems to be better but I think they just cant work out what they want themselves.
What was the blood like? Just spotting or heavier? Bright red or brown?As for the loose poo and feeling heavy...sounds like your on the right track... And good luck!!! I'm having contractions and cramping so hoping it's early signs of labour.... X
super mine don't itch but man alive do they burn when I go to the toilet because of where mine are, broke down in sobs at one point yesterday
Errmmm sorry for TMI but I think I might have passed part of the plug..... x
MrsS have you tried leaning as far forward as you can whilst having a wee? Mine really sting if I forget to. Hope they heal up fast and you're not in pain.
Savannah yay, we like plug news here! I got the shock of my life when mine went, I've never seen anything so gross I hope your baby comes as swiftly as mine did, I went in to labour about 3 hours after I lost my plug.
Good luck for today lis. You will be fine and enjoying baby cuddles very soon. Me and seb only in 1 night thank fuck. Take your painkillers and get moving as soon as possible is my advice.
Bfing going well for us. But I am lucky in that I have done it before but dd is 9 so not a toddler to worry about.
Am exhausted though. Seb is an angel as long as he is either feeding or being cuddled. But at 5 days old he is within his rights to insist. ..
DP at work for rest of week so am home alone for first time. Hopefully will get a bit of housework done and some washing. And am going to bed for a couple of hours later! I may not even bother getting dressed lol.
Good luck everyone who needs babies to arrive! And do we have a post natal group set up yet?
I was wondering that frouby, are we waiting for the last babies to arrive before setting one up?
mogz sounds gross but what did yours look like? I think I have passed a bit of it but not sure.... I went for a wee and I seen almost like a see-through snot..(totally gross.sorry!!!) does this sound like it? X
savannah my plug was like that. Was like clear sticky jelly
stom yeah it was like a bit of stringy clear jelly stuff... But didn't have blood so wasn't sure if it was it or not?? But iv been having bh all morning and cramping deep inside my hips and bum cheeks.... Sounds funny but it feels strange... X
Savannah smy plug came out after my waters broke and it was like you said but also a bit of blood light coloured.
MrsS mine s the same it only burns on the right hand side and once iv bedn for a wee i cant stand up straight because the pain. Dont worry I cried on my first wee!
supermansgirl thanks and my waters hasn't broken yet I don't think. But I think this might be my plug... Does it have to have blood in or is it ok if it is clear see through? It came out a bit around 9am this morning and iv been having cramps and contractions since.... Does this sound bad or is this normal? X
Just a question, did any of you breast feeding mummies buy any bottles or pump etc for expressing before birth? I fully intend to breastfeed and wasn't going to get bottles or pump till a bit later, but now I'm wondering if I should buy all this now?!
Savanah yes sounds like your getting there slowly. Fingers crossed!
Mumma I has my pump and bottles from very early (bottles were for just incase baby didnt take to breastfeeding). I didnt use them until day 3 as MW said I wont get hardly anything out of the pump before 3 days.
So it sounds like normal pregnancy or sounds like labour? The contractions sort of feel like someone pulling a rubber band around my bump and it goes rock hard and aches.... It sort of takes my breath away.... Do ya think this could be the real thing or just strong BH's? X
mogz that's exactly what I do, I feel like I'm doing some kind of yoga on the loo as I go!
mumma I got ours in before and am currently expressing as I type and love our electric avent single one plus mothercares 50% off sale starts today according to my emails so you might be able to get some bargains
Not sure who asked - alyssa? I'm fine but getting mighty fed up. Had some icky discharge but not sure if it's my plug- it's a bit greeny so not sure if I should see doc? Also been feeling hot lately but not feverish just a bit warm- am coming down with a cold so maybe that's it. Jealous of those of you who seem to be in early labour- I want to join you!!
Sorry to hear your having a tough time bf alyssa- I'm sure I'll be in the same boat next week- hope you're over the worst by then!
I'm kind of dreading the early days/constant feeding. I know it's normal for Babies to do it but I'm not very good on lack of sleep (esp with 2 other kids to look after) and DH isn't very patient and I remember in the past crying at night exhausted trying I feed one of them and DH not being very supportive- I know it was sleep deprivation but that's then you need the support the most. Anyway, no point in worrying about it right now.
Good luck to all of those in labour- hopefully I'll be saying 'my waters have broken!' Soon!......
I bought a cheap avent manual pump and a set of bottles for the just in case scenarios and that was mainly because my edd was 20/12 and didn't want to be stuck over Christmas.
I'm far too lazy to mess around sterilising stuff in might not need so it's all packed up still. And because we are in a surestart area if I need it I can hire an electric pump for a couple of quid a week I think.
Mw been for 5 day check. Am chuffed the feeding seems to be going well. He has only lost 6% so feel motivated to keep going. I have only just managed to clean my teeth today thougg. House looks like a baby bomb has happened. And I have only just managed to grab a couple of biscuits for breakfast lol. He is happily snoozing on me just now but if I put him down bet he doesn't stay asleep lol.
Hannah Lucia born at 9.45am, weighing 7lb 8oz. She's brilliant and has already spent a good 45mins feeding, and is now sleeping on my chest!
The c/s all went really smoothly - lovely bunch of surgeons and midwives!
I am feeling totally blissed out and happy!
Ah many congrats lisba so happy it all went smoothly for you, enjoy your newborn cuddles!
congratulations on the new arrival hope all is well and she is a happy healthy girl. Good luck. And asleep on your chest??? Awwwww... Sounds so cute! X
Congratulations! What a lovely name x
congratulations lisb enjoy snuggles
So has anyone requested a sweep before 40 weeks and got one?? Just decided to text my mw and ask what chances were of getting one this week. I could go to the docs and ask but not sure they'd even check I was effaced/dilated would they? I'm on my 3rd child and never had a midwife check me let alone a doctor! Just so impatient....
Wonderful Lis enjoy those tiny baby snuggles and take it easy as you recover.
Congrats Lis :-)
Mum I asked but was told its policy not to do it till 41 weeks so have to wait till Friday!! :-(
Lisba that's brilliant congratulations!
So was all geared up for sweep this morning, MW checked wee and turns out I have a very slight UTI and can't risk spreading bacteria higher and possibly affecting baby (though apparently risk is next to nothing). Otherwise all favourable. FGS...
mum my midwife offered to do a sweep at 39+4 (next Monday) but since it could start labour within 48 hours I declined, that would be Xmas day! Booked in for one on 27th now when I'll be 40+1..
I got swept at 40wks exactly. I demanded an appt on the day so I could be done.
Sweep three tomorrow.
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrgggggg just came back from the doctor's office. i'm only 50% and he says 'finger tip' dilated - or basically nothing. he very confidently said: see you next week! at next week's appointment I will be 40+3. I cried the second he left the office.
i'm still nauseous, feel like complete shit I just want to get this over with now.
Oh Rose do not dispare, you may well not need that appointment next week. And even a finger tip is better than tightly shut.
Rose that's such a shame it WILL happen very soon though
I am still having feeding problems. Ds has jaundice which has made him ver sleepy and difficult to feed, last night he barely took anything it seemed and he would not stay latched. Midwife has been today and now I hand express before each feed and give by syringe. That is going ok but his actual feeding is not, he is just sound asleep.
He has been extremely sleepy today, not sure if this will last into the night as he has not yet slept in his crib, last night again I sat up all night holding him. Today he has has slept in his pram downstairs which is safe to use as Moses basket so I'm hoping he'll sleep in it tonight, if I can get a few hours on sofa it would be great.
Really worried about the jaundice though, I don't see how he'll shift it only feeding 20ml each time which is all I can express.
Hot have you thought about topping him up with a bit of formula whilst you're waiting for your milk production to up a bit? Genevieve was jaundiced but shifted it really quickly once we got her feeding more. Try tickling his toes to get him to stay awake long enough to the bigger feeds. Best of luck with it, and do try to get yourself some rest.
And hotcrossbun I hope the jaundice shifts soon and your baby is healthy.... X
Congrats lisb lovely name.
Yeah mum it was me asking after you, hadn't read anything in a while and I was hoping you'd gone into labour.
rose you never know, the checks of your cervix the doctor is doing might cause things to open up a bit too Hun.
hot I feel your pain sweetie, I am so concerned about Lleyton not feeding tons but I do top up with formula on a night, I gave him one earlier and he drank it that fast he was sick, so I was so upset thinking I'm starving him and dp made it 10 times worse while changing his nappy said you better put weight on soon your bum is skin and bones I cried my eyes out and he said I'd taken it the wrong way and kicked off again for nothing
He knows how upset I am about the bf and still makes a piss brained comment like that
the smurf cock
Hope everyone's lo make an appearance soon xx
thanks mogz and extra. i guess you never things could still happen. feels a bit hopeless at the moment though, especially I can't move around and help the process because I feel ill. feel a bit better though, I just had a 2.5 hours nap.
Thanks all for the congratulations!
Hannah's just had another feed and is now asleep in her plastic cot. Aiming to get some sleep while she does...
I was out of bed and washed with catheter removed by about 5.30 which was a great feeling - am sure it took longer with dd.
has been such a brilliant day - good luck for all those of you still waiting; it's bloody brilliant when it happens and definitely worth all the horrid waiting!
alyssa no such luck but thanks for asking after/thinking of me! Went to yoga tonight in the hope that it'd kick start things but probably no such luck.
Re breastfeeding feel for those of you struggling- it is always worrying when baby isn't feeding well and is so small but has the midwife put your minds at ease at all saying baby is doing ok? Hoping your babies feed better/get over the jaundice soon!
Sorry can't scroll back now- for whoever said you refused a sweep as it could start labour over Xmas- I didn't think of that- I have my 40wk apt booked for Xmas eve so that wouldn't be a good time! Maybe I'll book something for straight after Xmas if nothing's happened before then. Texted mw today asking about a sweep this week but no reply!...
mogz and alyssa tonight I caved and topped up with formula, I got to 9pm and just hit me that we were going in circles and it would not get better the way it was going so something had to change. I called the maternity unit and they agreed. This was not the way I had it planned but if the jaundice shifts then I will try and get back on track, something tells me he just isn't a great feeder though. Thanks for the support, Alyssa I would have been very upset too by that comment, I'm crying a lot over it as is and dh is being very supportive.
mum dis has lost 9% birth weight so is borderline, midwife is happy ish but have had a visit now every day since home and is always the same, needs to feed more and shift jaundice
I have the mw and health visitor coming Thursday mum so hopefully she will say he's gained more weight.
I've actually frozen 3oz of breast milk tonight so it's definately coming out in more quantity than it was before.
I'm trying to build up a stock pile and then I can bottle feed my milk at night and cut out formula all together, that's the plan anyway
mumma I got the tommee tippee closer to nature bottles as they are more like a nipple than other bottles and I bought the Madela electric breast pump, my manual one was ok but my hand really hurt after a while.
Anyone else still bleeding after 2 weeks?
It had stopped but now it's started back up again
hot Lleyton lost 9% too but then put 5lb back on bit still isn't at his birth weight so health visitor won't sign off until he is.
Morning all, not sure if I have missed any new babies but Caeden Lucas Sidney was born yesterday morning after a labour lasting less than 5 hours. Unfortunately he is more interested in sleeping than eating so we are still in hospitalbut hopefully he will figure out what to do today and we will be able to go home.
Congratulations *mrsellsmore' hopefully you can all go home soon!!!
Congratulations MrsE hope you're home soon.
Many congrats mrsE! When were you due again? Hope he starts feeding well soon so you can go home- my ds1 was like that- bringing up a lot of foamy stuff- amniotic fluid? But he was ok after 24 hours. Good luck
Congratulations MrsE!!! Hope feeding takes off today!
Congratulations MrsE, hope you can get home soon!
Thanks for all the pump advice ladies, that's today's action plan, maybe if I put my mind to something else, things might start happening...
Im off for my next growth scan at 1, and then if they arent happy i'll be getting induced. Hopefully i'll be able to keep everyone updated.
Beautiful name and middle name is my ds1 first name so I love that one
Congratulations lisb - so glad to hear everything went ok Hope I'm as calm and relaxed as you after giving birth!
And big congrats to you too MrsE. As everyone else has said, love the name!
Wishing you all the very best of luck for today kchapper5, let us know how you get on if you can!
Still no news from me although it's been a bit of a manic week for non-baby related stuff.
Had a surprise baby shower at the weekend, went out for a meal with friends, managed a bit of Christmas shopping and then it was my birthday on Monday, which was lovely - DP surprised me by taking the afternoon off work to take me out for coffee and gave me some amazing presents in the form of expensive camera gear (for those who don't know, I'm a photographer so that's my equivalent of expensive jewellery and flowers!)
Also went to my last ever pregnancy yoga class last night. One of the girls there asked me about ranitidine last week, so this week I took the packet with me and gave her the rest of the tablets as I haven't needed them for a while... So then of course I get woken up in the middle of the night with the worst heartburn I've had in ages, wishing I'd kept the tablets! Pretty sure that's not how karma's supposed to work
On top of that, the pain between my legs has got worse, to the point where I'm now forced to do a comical waddle!
I'm a bit confused though as I thought heartburn = baby up high and fanjo pains = baby down low?!
liz my heartburns got worse this week -38+6. Baby is head down as far as it'll go according to midwife but heartburn is hell! It's never been this bad all through my pregnancy!
Old wife's take of heartburn and hairy baby might be right.. Last sonographer told me this little one had a load of hair!
I went to my last yoga class last night too its - they couldn't believe I was due in 4 days-most are in their 2nd trimester still. I was hoping it'd kick something off but not yet a way...
Well I still get heartburn tho not as much- it is due To pressure of baby pushing on stomach but also the hormones cause the muscles at the top of the stomach to relax causing acid to come back up so you can still get it even if baby is low!
Went to doc this morning about my erm greenish discharge- she reckoned it wasn't really green and probably part of plug but took a swab anyway. I was hoping she's tell me if I'm dilated at all but she didn't/couldn't tell (so annoying!) but did say my cervix is quite low so I guess that's good.
Been feeling sick on and off today- is that a sign of imminent labour??
clutching at straws please let it be a sign!
Also I'm mot really a prude but when I was at the docs I wanted to mention the bit of tenderness/pain I have when er doing no.2s- is it piles? Anyone else had it? I have felt/checked and nothing is bulging it's just a bit sore! I was too embarrassed to say anything (it's one thing to have her looking at my foof but not there!) so I'm wondering if there's a cream that'll soothe it? (Tho buying that will probably send me red with embarrassment too!!)
Dusty I hope the old wives tales aren't true - if they are then I'll be giving birth to a baby gorilla!
mum That makes a lot of sense actually, just assumed I had completely conflicting symptoms!
And I know what you mean about the yoga classes - there were only 3 of us due soon, everyone else is due in March!
I'm surprised I managed to make it to 38 weeks without all the stretching kickstarting things, so even more impressed that you've made it to 40!
As for possible piles, I'm not really sure about creams etc but would highly recommend getting some moist toilet tissue wipes (I got Andrex ones in Asda yesterday as they're 2 for £2!) if you haven't already, as they're quite soothing and stop you from getting sore if you're having to wipe lots.
Mumoftwo sounds like either piles or just general pressure/swelling - you could try sitting on a packet of frozen peas!
alyssa - I keep hoping the dr's exams will just poke something and she'll slide out didn't happen
Mum and liz I also keep hoping she'll just slide out when I'm squatting at yoga but didn't happen either! I went to my last class on Monday (39+2). Although from the sounds of it I may still go next Monday if my DH lets me
I had intentions of going today, but our shipment may finally be arriving!!!! (although I will believe it when I see it). But that would mean I can finally get all my stuff in order, baby's room finished, christmas decorations etc. I really hope it arrives - it will be a good distraction from all the waiting for baby.
I've been lucky on the heartburn front, and I think I'm on the mend from whatever I had that made me puke my guts out this week. been able to keep a bit of noodles down last night and a bit of yogurt and granola this morning. still don't have my appetite back, but better than nothing.
Lol rose hope something happens for you soon xx
mum it could be internal piles if nothing's bulging, I also had the Andrex wet wipes from the £1 shop and they were lovely, also took them into hosital with me. I got my pile cream from boots, it was on the shelf so I didn't have to ask them lol, although she did ask if I was allowed to use it
itz and dusty I was crippled with heartburn that got worse last few weeks of pregnancy and Lleyton was born with a ton of dark hair, I could plait it lol.
stom you in labour yet Hun? Xx
I 3rd the Andrex wipes! I get quite sore wiping with tissue so these really helped. I've also been abit sore when going no 2 and abit of blood and used some anusol and it seems to have cleared it up!
alyssa. Unfortunately not but I do think I could be in slow labour? My waters haven't gone after waiting 4 hours at the hospital yesterday before they decided to check!
But all day yesterday I've had bad periody back and low tummy pain and I've had it all day today and nothing is helping I've tried a bath, pain killers, hot water bottle. I just don't know what to do with myself.
I'm seeing my community mw tomorrow so I'm going to ask her if she can check if anything is happening down there? I'm hoping she will say I'm so many cm dilated cos other this pain seems like it's for nothing.
Sorry if I sound depressing. Just feel really down as the 2 mw I spoke to yesterday said I'm definately in early labour and then this old school mw comes in and says I'm not felt like Crap when I got home and really upset. And that dp had wasted his day off though it was nice to have him home and it did make him go out and buy my Christmas present ( he's a last minute present Kinda guy lol usually he goes Christmas Eve lol) he got me a pandora bracelet which I chose an then he's picked out a charm but I won't know what that is until Christmas Day which will be nice surprise
Hope all those in labour or want to be start happening soon.
As it turns out, my waters went last night. Been down MLU and got induction tomorrow, unless I can somehow get myself into full contracty style labour before 8am. Come on contractions ...
I'm sorry for waiting ladies but hang in there, especially stom - hopefully not long now.
Congrats bohemian!! Hope you go into natural labour soon! I'll be thinking of you.
Send whatever you have my way! Lol
Good luck bohemian and thinking of everyone still waiting - hope the action ramps up soon for you all!
Midwives have confirmed I will be discharged tomorrow, hopefully by lunchtime, which I am excited about! Things have been going well today and Hannah's been feeding well, but I am cautious over how well that will continue when the milk comes in, as that's when it went pear-shaped with DD (my boobs went so big and solid she couldn't get any kind of latch at all). Am hoping Hannah's practice over these first two days will stand her in good stead for dealing with mega bowling ball boobs!
It sounds go me like you're in early slow labour stom and hopefully those pains are doing something down there. Aww I love my pandora bracelet dp got it for me for my last bday xx
lisba congrats on the release tomorrow and hopefully hannah stays feeding well. I'm speaking to my mw tomorrow about Lleyton as he wouldn't latch on at all earlier and his little belly was rumbling so I caved and gave him a bottle.
Yah bohemian either way you'll have newborn snuggles soon sending tons of natural labour dust and vibes your way
Thanks alyssa makes me feel better
Though out boiler has just started leaking.
Not a lot just drips. Hope it's not serious.
Hello mummies, congrats on everybody's news x how exciting
Can anyone shed some light for me, this is my first baby and I think I've been in early labour since Monday but things are coming and going so I'm not sure what to think. Started light cramps so I chilled for the day, next day I decided I should do the Xmas shopping, which kicked things up and I was getting contractions, today I woke up and it was like nothing had been going on at all, so scrubbed the house and around 4ish I started contractions again on and off. Now they're more off than on but I can't get comfortable in any position. My hips r agony, my bump feels like a bag of rocks and just as heavy. How long can this go on?
Sorry for whining folks x
hey all I guess I am looking for some moral support . Im 40 + 5 today and still no sign of baby . Ive cleaned the house from top to bottom, finished off little decorating jobs and now really feel like I am playing a waiting game. I know people mean well but the daily "any news?" question is starting to get to me. Anyone else in a similar boat and want to have a bit of a wallow?
Harry, I feel ur pain, but I'm not due till Monday x people think they mean well. I've had msg after msg asking if any things happening, think someone going to get a chap in the jaw soon!
I've been struggling to keep up with the thread so haven't posted for ages...also nothing to add to all the excellent advice others have posted.
Massive congratulations to all those getting newborn snuggles
But Harry just wanted to say I am 41+2 and in exactly the same position as you. Had 2 sweeps but nothing happening so far. My house is spotless and I'm over organised for Xmas! I've tried all the old wives tales. I've now kind of resigned myself to being induced at the weekend and so will be having a lazy last few days. I agree the messages get a bit much after a while! On the plus I think I lost my plug last night so maybe things will kick off in the next couple of days on their own.
tweaks nipples to try to bring on contractions
Hello all, I'm a bit of a lurker too - 41+3 today and due to be induced on Monday. Haven't had any sweeps yet as I've been battling a cold and would love to have a little more strength to face labour.
So lovely to hear about the babies being born on this thread, and good luck to all those waiting. The last few days/weeks are a bit if a slog...
Thanks weescottie and mummyboylan it's good to have someone who understands the sheer frustration of it all! What I am finding hardest is that everyone's an expert . I know they mean well but it's driving me loopy! I've had one sweep and another booked in for Friday with a possibility to be induced next week. I know I should be making the most of it, but...
I've been having symptoms of labour but they don't progress far enough! My brain is prepared for labour but nothing is happening! Ahh! Mw keeps saying to relax but I can't sit about all day! I'll get all the "mean well" msgs again in the morning I suppose but I'm going to make a sign that say "does it look like I've had my baby?!" And wear it wen I go out!
It's hard to keep positive and folk make it worse with their chat x
wots everyone's action plans? I'm making mince pies tomorrow and prob scrub the house again.
Sending all labour vibes x
I think the waiting is particularly hard in the run up to Xmas as everyone is waiting for when they can come visit!
Have you had people with 'funny feelings' - "ooh I've a funny feeling it will happen today / tomorrow /next week"?!
A few. Want to reply "funny feeling, you're full of sh£&@"
harry i have gone into hibernation. I can't talk to people as I think I may punch them in the face. unfortunately can't avoid the emails but I either don't respond or take a deep breath and try to remember it's just because they care.
the experts piss me off the most - 'oh this is what you'll feel like, I know exactly what you're going to feel like, this is what's going to happen'. If you know exactly how it feels, why don't you know that you saying that is just making me want to scratch your eyes out?
I just really hope I remember this later when I talk to pregnant women. just say 'it sucks, I empathise, and I'm here if you need anything'.
extra that's ace
I find myself in the strange position of not wanting to go into labour as have a bad chest and am coughing loads. Hoping baby holds off a few days so I'll be able to breathe while in labour.
Hi mummyboylan harry and other new peeps. I've had signs on and off too- I'm 39+4 and been getting either some real contractions or what I'd call bloody painful Braxton hicks (BH) but just randomly- no pattern or regularity. Also lost some of plug.
extra love that link! My mum rang last night and said 'any twinges?' For the 7th day running. I know she means well but argh!! She's watching the kids if I go into labour so I thin she'd be the first to know if I had any twinges!
I had one mum on the school run yesterday look at me with pity and say 'still waiting?' Erm yes thanks for pointing out the obvious!
I'm placing my hopes on baby coming a day early so this Saturday it is!
Sending contracting vibes to you all- ESP the ones overdue!
better hope you're better soon- I'm coming down with a cold/bad chest - great timing
Aw mum hope you don't get too sick. This is actually the worst cold I've had in ages and now my DH is sick as well. My plan (Ha!) is to get better and go into labour and have baby on Sunday to be home in time for Christmas. I think need to get the wrapping done for DS ASAP just in case but more likely is still being pregnant until
Hope everyone else is well!!
Dp back to work today for the first time
I am now trying to juggle a 3 yr old a 1 yr old and a 19 day old baby who won't latch on or sleep if I put him down why is there no crying emoticon
I still need to wrap up, make Xmas cookies for kids and Santa do loads of washing, the sink full of dishes I was left this morning, take kids to see Santa and now wash all the onsies and dressing gowns ready for the polar express train tomorrow argggggghhhhhhhhhhhhh
mum the looks of pity used to
royally boil my piss annoy me too, I'm sending you all the regular contractiony vibes I can muster.
stom and the rest of the still due ladies chant after me
our babies will beat santa
our babies will beat santa
our babies will beat santa
Bloody hell alyssa you sound like wonderwoman! You're doing amazingly well to cope with 3 little DC's - I am in awe!
Wow alyssa if u lived closer I'd come help! That's medal worthy x
Aww lisba thank you very much that comment meant a lot
Done the washing up and second load of clothes ready for the dryer so in getting there
It's the cookies I'm dreading! I made the dough last night as it has to chill in the fridge overnight, but now the dough makes 60 sugar cookies then we decorate them all lol
Thank you mummyboyian come on over, ill pay for the flight xx
:D getting away from here would be great been a stormy night with a wee bit of snow! Maybe that's y baby's staying in x think I had a wee show though so fair to say I'm in a better mood than yesterday
Yeah I'd stay put inside if it was cold too lol
Ooh a show is always a good thing, hopefully not too long for you xx
Just checking in to say I had pains last night from around 12:00 til 6:00 this morning. Took paracetamol and tried to get some rest. Managed to sleep but pains all gone this morning. Think I did lose a bit of pink water and a bit of show too so fingers crossed baby will be here soon.
Delivery suite said it was prob a practice run and to keep mobile.
Off to clean the fridge and whatever else I can think of!
I'm seeing the midwife at 2pm please all pray for me that at least something is happening down there !! Or she does a sweep or says something good.
If she says not engaged and still closed etc I think I may cry!
Fingers crossed for u all xxxx
Good luck Stom, lets synchronise these babies and get them out before the weekend!
snoz hopefully things will be happening for you soon.
stom you are 3cm dialated and tell that mw I will not take a lower number or I'm coming over there
Good luck Hun, hope its good news for you xx
Hahah!! alyssa that's made me laugh. I'll be sure to tell her lol.
I've started to get all the any news yet? Texts fb messages and the come on baby's
Urgh how annoying lol like I wouldn't announce when she's arrived lol
Though me and dp are planning on waiting a few hours to a day jut so we can have some peace and quiet with dd before everyone starts to ask to come over lol
Good luck stom
Well I think ds is emerging from his jaundice, started sucking last night and hasn't stopped since. For about 2 days he had almost everything by syringe so this is a big turn around hope he has put some weight on tomorrow.
Downside for me is that he is much more alert, wants to cluster feed and sleep on me 24/7 just like first couple of days before the jaundice. This morning I have taken him into bed as seems v safe just me and him, it's light and I am only napping. It's the happiest he's ever seemed and sleeping solidly. Not sure I can do this at night with dh and darkness, but started reading about co sleeping and rethinking that it might be safer for us. Last night I fell asleep in the middle of giving a syringe of milk, only for 2 secs but woke up to ds staring at me like I was crazy, come on mummy why has the milk stopped. That kind of tiredness on a sofa his got to be more dangerous than planned co sleeping, and he wouldnt sleep in dh arms last night either.
alyssa I don't know how you're doing it, not latching or sleeping is exactly what I have been dealing with but I have mum or dh to help me with one baby, you must be a multitasking genius
Reading about all the bf issues, do u recommend having bottles and formula in the house, before baby arrives, just in case?
Hey ladies, quick question-has anyone had their skin go red like sunburn? Im 38 weeks today, and we've just had a 40 degree day (in Australia lol). I haven't been outside all day and I've been lolling about in the aircon, but I've noticed this evening that I look a bit sunburned. I thought perhaps I was imagining it, but my mum came over and said the same thing earlier. I feel totally fine, bubs is moving around, so not sure if it's anything to be concerned about. Anyone?
Oh alyssa I'll be in the same boat soon with 3 young kids! I have a feeling I may end up relying on the tv to help out too much the first few months. I don't know what to suggest as I'm not there yet but just don't try to do too much I guess- people will understand that you've got a lot on your plate! I'm worried about the days after Xmas (if baby is here) my mum always goes on a walk the day after Boxing Day but I kind of thought this year she'd be around to help every day but she's talking about going on it! I may suggest she takes my eldest ds and see what she says!
I'm in such a bad mood- even typing this is pissimg me off! For no reason other than I keep mistyping everything! Grr! All this talk of Xmas and all I can think is I want baby out before Xmas day!!
Had more of my plug come out- unfortunately I didn't notice, pulled up my pants and jeans and felt something wet on my back- nice! Jelly goop plug smeared everywhere!
Soo just got back from mw. She wouldn't do a sweep she wouldn't even check to see if anythinga happening
Baby is 4/5ths engaged. And have booked me in to have a sweep at home on the 27th but seriously hoping dd is here before then.
She says baby is likely to come when your not honking about it so I've booked to have my hair cut tomorrow I live in a sleepy village which has a hair salon which isn't too muh of a walk but far enough when 40 weeks preg! Lol.
So hopefully dd decide to come lol.
Dp bought himself one of those big plastic bottles to put pennies in he brought a jack Daniels one which he was excited about we've had it a couple days and I've just been sat looking at it as it doesn't look right to realise is says jake daniels!! Lol did make me laugh.
woke up to two 'are you still pregnant' emails, + FB post on my wall + a FB private message.
aaaaaagh kill me now.
alyssa how are you doing all this? are you sleeping at all???
stom the 27th?! that sounds so far! boooo. I feel like I will have to wait that long as well, with Christmas and all. hope you enjoy the haircut.
mummyb I've gotten some bottles just in case, and should be getting my pump tomorrow. I figure if my milk just doesn't come I can send DH to get formula - we have a pharmacy in our building.
Yeh seems like for we but I'll only be 6 days over! She wants to give baby a chance to come on her own but I'm so fat and in pain and fed up!!
Kinda hope dd wants to ruin my plans of a haircut lol but I will enjoy it if she doesn't. Lol thanks
I woke up to a fb post too .. Trying to be nice they mean well.
It when people say just be patient that grinds my gears. Or people that have been pregnant say your time will come or be patient ect like they've forgotten what it's like lol
I also woke up with really bad diarrhea (tmi sorry). what is going on with my tummy?!?
and extra i used the 'have you had your baby' link. love it
stom i would hope so but i have no other symptoms. my tummy has been icky since monday... i'm just worried that baby is not getting what she needs because I'm not eating much and everything is escaping my body.
Has anyone had that bowling ball feeling close to going into labour?? Just wondering
clutching at straws as the pressure this avo after lots of walking today is insane- feels like baby's head is right in my bum....
Mum, I've had that since Monday. I've also been having irregular contractions normally at the same time everyday but not today........ Pregnancy is too odd!
rose baby will be getting everything from you so it'll be you that won't have enough. Your body won't let baby go without. So try not to worry.
Try and eat little and often if you can.
Hopefully you're feeling xrap because you're body is getting prepared for labour. I hope something picks up soon for you.
Sending hugs xx
mummy oh was hoping it was a sign of imminent labour I've been getting irregular but painful contractions now and then all week too- maybe what the mw said was true that 3rd babies are stop/start niggly labours!
I did reply to your post re bottles but damn thing failed to post message. Maybe you can borrow a few bottles and buy a few packs of ready made formula just in case then you can just buy more if you decide to formula or combination feed. Can be useful if your boobs get too sore and you need a break or baby needs topping up for any reason
Yeah agree rose could be your body clearing out before labour. My tum hasn't been great for a week or so (not diarrhoea but not normal either) I can only think it's due to baby squishing my bowels and they don't like it! Don't worry baby will get all he/she needs just keep drinking lots of fluids
thanks stom and mum for the reassurance. let's hope it's a sign of something. xx
hot I feel like I'm falling apart sometimes but just power on and put on a brave face. They all went to sleep together today so I had a shower and it was bliss ooh I'm a rock star lol
I have put Lleyton in bed with me and its something I swore I'd never do but I never go into a deep sleep, I think lack of sleep is more dangerous sometimes.
itsonly I never had that when pregnant Hun so I'm not too sure if its pregnancy related or not I'm afraid.
mum today wasn't actually too bad in the end and I have to admit I put the cartoons on and they watch it when they want to and run riot when they don't lol I think the key is routine and lots of deep breaths
and some disaronno and coke only kidding that's for when they go to bed
I had the pressure for maybe a week before labour and third babies are very naughty as far as I'm concerned
stom noooooooooo you are 3cm damn it and your dd will be born by this Monday at the latest
It used to really annoy me when I was told to be patient too and baby would come when he wanted, when what should really be said is get annoyed and scream and shout and that baby needs to get out now
rose what is this sleep you speak of? I just don't sit down all day lol actually just ate my tea while walking around making the kids some food
Mw and health visitor came and Lleytons put on 3lb but still not back to his birth weight, so no sign off yet although the mw did sign me off
rose I had loose stools for maybe just under a couple weeks and more so the day before they broke my water so hopefully its a sign or you too xx
I was kinda glad she didn't do a sweep - she had sausage fingers lol they were scary!! Haha
This back and tummy periody pain is awful I can't get into any comfy position
Told dp he's got to give me a back rub then dd may come out haha
Ooh good signs stom pain in front and your back sound like contractions, mind were like that. Is your stoma h going hard with them? Xx
No just it's just like I'm on an extremely heavy period. It horrible can't get comfy or anything
See I knew it.....3cm soon
Bless you, this parts horrid and feel free to scream, moan and have all the irrational thoughts you'd like....after 40 weeks you and every other pregnant person is entitled to it
Stom that sounds very promising!!
So I rang the clinic this morning for the official results of the urine stick test that scuppered the sweep on Tuesday and it's all normal! So I COULD have had a sweep. Bastards!!
Have MIL here till Saturday lunch time - she's very clearly expecting a baby to arrive before then (no pressure), but keeps saying "baby will come when she's ready". I can't decide which is annoying me more!
extra - I suspect MILs are inherently irritating when you're due a baby.
I am properly ill with this cold and so is DH. I've not even gone on ball as not ready to have baby until I'm better. Had consultant appointment-all looks good. I'm group b strep positive but so long as my waters don't go first it doesn't affect my plans for waterbirth. Just need to get over this cold now
Hi all, de-lurking to say that baby girl music arrived dec 16th. Only 3 days late but I know how frustrated you're all feeling. I think it was our walk round the block that did it! Quite traumatic birth, mainly due to going from 0-10cm in about 4 hrs while I was asleep on strong pain relief! So caught everyone off guard, no time for epidural anyway I won't go into more detail as you're all still to have your own childbirth story! Good luck! It's definitely worth it
Congratulations, Music! Sounds like quite a dramatic story..! Hope you're all settling well
Hi all sorry have checked in in a few days been super busy found a nice 2 bedroom flat that will be moving into in January with DP very excited!
How is everyone, congratulations to any new babies!!
Has Liz or Kc had their LOs yet? Only asking because they had the same due date as me...
Its nearly Christmas and this year I feel like a big kid im so excited!
Congrats music, and well done. Hope you have some time to rest and recover now, and enjoy your DD.
I am 40+12 now and SO ready to meet my baby. Don't know if it's a girl or a bit, the anticipation is killing me.
Wensleydale - I feel your pain. Me, my DP (and 2 year old DD) have been stricken with bone aching, horrible colds. My induction date is fast approaching but i haven't had the energy to do anything, let alone give birth (or try to - bouncing on the ball, walking round the block, or god forbid - have sex)
The good news is, that I'm beginning to feel a bit better, and although I still have a sore throat and feel a bit tired, I had a few painful tightenings last night, so perhaps my body is getting ready by itself and will go into labour when it knows I can cope? Hope so, and good luck for you too. It is RUBBISH though, good luck.
And good luck all the others waiting, it's a miserable business!
Girl or a boy, even... Sorry...
Am thrilled to bits James for the last 2 nights he's been sleeping for 6 hours straight, he's still asleep now from his feed at 2am- feel so good to be getting this much sleep when he's only 9 days old. Think the fact that in the hour before going to bed he's shovelling down A LOT of milk is part of it
Hope everyone's doing okay, especially those who are over their DD, fingers crossed things get moving soon
super I am currently being induced due to small baby (AC measurement below 5th centile) and very little fluid around baby. I got here at 2pm yesterday, had the pessary in about 4 started having contractions every 2-3 minutes at 12ish but managed to have 2 paracetamol at 2am and get some sleep. Xx
Kchapper lots of luck! Hope you get to meet your little one today and all's well
kchapper good luck Hun hope you meet lo soon and it all moves very quick for you.
extra that sucks. My future mil annoys
my tits off me most of the time when not pregnant she's so moody if something doesn't go her way that I just wanna slap her lol
mrs are you bf or bottle feeding Hun?
That's an amazing sleep for your ds....so jel lol
Congrats on your dd music enjoy your snuggles.
I'm so excited for kids today, we have the polar express train and ds1 loved it last year. Dp is at work though so my great acting skills will have to come into affect to get him out as apparently I was inconvenient not going a few days over my due date so he could have all Xmas off and not have to work 4 days before factory shut down for 2 weeks
He should think himself lucky, I get Xmas day off and that's it when I'm at work lol
All the house work got done yesterday so only the cookies left to do
Good luck all you labouring/want to be labouring ladies xx
Hmm, think the bowling ball boob problems may be starting! Hannah's now having some difficulty latching on now that my boobs are so huge and full (more prob on the left than the right, weirdly), but she is doing lots of poo and wee so I am guessing it is going in, which is good!
Last night's sleep was a lot more patchy compared to the first two in hospital, so the knackeredness is now kicking in along with some non specific hormonal weepiness! I guess the feelings that go 'up' have to come down at some point....!
mrsshrubs James' sleep sounds fantastic - bring on day 9!!
Have got a mw visit today so will be good to get Hannah weighed and see howbahe reckons things are progressing.
Good luck kchapper and everyone else waiting to set their babies loose on the world!
yoga wow you've had a long wait, were you over with DD? I keep telling my DH that labour won't start until I'm feeling better but he doesn't trust me. My DS was born 40+11 so I'm now mentally preparing myself for January.
Good luck kchapper!!!
lis sometimes it helps to express a bit before feeding so breast isn't as bursting but not too much as can stimulate oversupply. I think I used to just hand express a bit before feeding. I had a very fast let-down (think milk squirting across the room like from a firehose!) and when my DS was first born he pulled off a lot, I think because it overwhelmed him. He got to grips with it quickly though.
To those of you still waiting, I came across an interesting website by accident about optimal foetal positioning. I had heard of if but wasn't 100% sure what it was all about) basically all that stuff about bring forward and upright, not lying back on the sofa or putting your feet back (really bad for baby ending up back to back=painful longer labour etc) well it might be handy for those of you wanting baby to turn so their back is at the front of your tum so they come out quicker and easier! I found out this theory last night whilst in bed- was really uncomfortable and needed to turn over but rAther than rolling on my back I went on all fours then turned to my left side and when on all fours felt baby swing round with his her/back coming to the front! I'm going to make sure I'm on all fours at some point during labour to encourage this! Here's the link if you're interested:
Not putting your feet 'back' sorry, putting your feet 'up'!
Thanks betterwith - yep think you're right about the hand expressing although the last two feeds she has managed to latch on, so fingers crossed she is getting the hang of it! Like you say, I am keen not to create oversupply by using a pump (I have an agent manual one from last time which I would rather not use!), and am hoping that Hannah and my boobs will come to some kind of agreement on how full / massive they need to be after a few more days of practice!
Her feeding frequency has increased now though so I am not being spoiled by the 3hr gaps between which I had over the last few days - just hoping that the clustering might stick more to the daytime today and allow some longer stretches of sleep tonight - fingers crossed!!
Sorry to bang on about feeding stuff here - I should prob go over to the feeding section, but some of the folk over there intimidate me with their expertise!
Thinking of everyone else still waiting - hope you're scoffing lots of Christmas chocolates to help yourselves cope!
Argh it's my due date tomorrow and no signs apart from the odd period pain. I'm getting so frustrated!! Going to walk into the village later to have my hair cut so hopefully the walk there and back will start something!! I really wanted her here for Christmas
Good luck to those being induced.
Lost track over the last few days of what is happening with everyone. Hope you all get to meet baby soon.
I am swinging from deliriously happy to being weepy for no reason lol. Tis the hormones spinning around. Poor DP doesn't quite know what to say or do for the best.
All those worrying about bfing I am finding it easier in some ways and harder in others than what I remembered. Seb is a very content baby though and taken to it very well. The most difficult part is the cluster feeding for most of the night. He won't settle anywhere but on me or at the side of me feeding so after 7 days I am a bit fooked.
Hopefully over the Christmas break I can catch up on some sleep!
And anyone who is or who wants to bf I swear you need a V shaped pillow. I can prop him on it, flop a boob out and latch him on and then have 2 hands free to eat, drink or mn and fb lol.
Totally with you on the sudden changes in emotions frouby! I feel a bit schizophrenic at times!
Glad Seb is content, even if the cluster feeding is a bit tricky. I am feeling your pain on that score. For the last 15hrs I reckon we've been feeding every 1-2hrs so I am feeling rather like a dairy cow!
i'm sure i'll find out at some point, but what's cluster feeding?
Well I'm now 40+7 and had my first sweep, cervix shut tight but soft and short so some progress!! Two more sweeps booked, one being Xmas eve. If no luck, induction on Boxing Day. Can't believe i may have Xmas day still pregnant! Soooooooooooo fed up. Had 6 texts today too asking where baby is...! Argh! X
I've just been for a very vigorous sweep. Ouch..! Apparently I'm 2-3cm and can have another one on Sunday if no movement. I really really really want this baby out before Christmas!!
I want her out by christmas too. due date is tomorrow. still nothing though.
alyssa I'm expressing because he went on boob strike on me so he's bottle fed but breast milk, he eats normally I. The day but the last 2 nights right before bed he's been crazy hungry and then just sleeps through, here's hoping tonight's the same!!
rose everything seems to have stopped for me and everyone keeps saying she's gong to be born Xmas day and laughing. I don't think it's funny. I couldn't think of anything worse!
I just feel like crying and a sweep seems so far away!!!
stom i'm with you... totally sucks that you've had this start / stop labour happening though. what a let down.
I get the same: 'you'll be celebrating Christmas at the hospital!'
on the other hand, i'll take Christmas over new year's. i can't even think of waiting until new year.
Feel everyone's pain on the bf front. Midwife came this morning and ds latched straight on and sucked for 30 mins, he never normally does that. So she thinks it's going well, soon as she goes next feed he won't latch at all, grr. I also think my milk production has slowed today, frustrating because I had loads, think I gave too much formula top up yesterday out of exhaustion. So really need to keep expressing and get it back up even in the middle of the night, so hard when you know you have 90 mins max to sleep before next feed. Off to the bf board to ask for advice, I'm really confused at this point
Yeah everytime time I get pain I'm like yes this is good pain just go with it then it stops.
Had my hair cut today and a walk and that hasn't even don't anything just had the pains in my foof (feel like someone stabbing me) but mw says that just baby nuzzling down getting ready.
I'm bored of bouncing on my ball and doing all the other things. And I feel like I'm letting everyone down cos BIL is flying put to Dubai Monday so if she's not here he won't get to meet her til the Summer, not sure how long dp gran has left as she's so old and would love her to meet dd, mum keeps telling everyone how much she needs this baby to Make her happy, dd will be the first grandchild/niece etc so I just feel like I'm under loads of pressure to get her out now.
2-3 that's good extra and hopefully the vigorous pulling will hurry things along xx
Good luck mumma after the sweep you may not be closed now Hun xx
lisba and frouby it must be bf babies as Lleyton is exactly the same and once my other 2 went onto bottles they slept fine being put to bed.
frouby I'm with you on the hormones. I can cry at absolutely nothing....poor dp is the same and bares the brunt of it bless him.
stom I have my fingers tightly crossed for you xx
Well we just did the polar express and they split us up, me and ds1 on one table and dp and ds2 on another while other families were sat together, I'm not happy and they will be receiving a very
fuck you string worded complaint
Sending dilating vibes to you all xx
strong not string lol
mrs that's great! How much milk do you get out when expressing and how often do you do it if you don't mind me asking?
Wmi must have a fast let down and that is why Lleyton is pulling off as when I expressed my milk shot out like a rocket
Ladies I'm sharing your pain. Had mw today and she said we just need to find the trigger and we'll be off! If no sign getting a sweep Xmas eve!
stom your not half under pressure! Hard wen it's the in laws. The wife's grandparents have booked into one of the hotels esp to meet baby! Nothing like jumping the gun! My labour is start stop too so frustrating x asked the world if fab for labour vibes and been having twinges so never know x
Fingers crossed for everyone xxx
Sweep here too today and also about 2cm dilated. Booked in to be induced on Monday although said I can put it back if I want to... What do you reckon better to do it Monday or wait until Boxing Day?
So I had a sweep today too, and on off cramps all day. Pleeeesse let this speed up and result in a baby pronto. My c
So I had a sweep today too, and on off cramps all day. Pleeeesse let this speed up and result in a baby pronto. My cold is threatening to return, my throat hurts and I'm tired, but I'll be 13 days overdue tomorrow. That is too much! I need this ordeal to end soon!
My DD was born on her due date, this is obviously pay back time!
Yoga and Harry hope we have babies this weekend!
Harry I would probably go with Boxing Day - there's no guarantee it'll happen quickly if you go monday and you don't want to be stuck in over Christmas!
alyssa on average about 50ml per boob, I try and do it everytime he feeds so roughly every 3 /4 hours during the day. I've managed to have a good 2 bottles stockpiled in the fridge at a time as well as the bottle he has at the time, at one point I had 4 but then he went on a mega feeding spree. It's great because DH can feed him in the night or nannys & grandads can feed him and feel involved.
Oh yes - Harry, I'd say Boxing Day too. Inductions can take a while to get going - my first was a quick labour, recorded at just 5 1/2 hours, but i was in hospital for a couple of days before giving birth!
ouch the little one is getting leverage by pushing on my stomach with her legs and pressing her head down my pelvis. hopefully she's getting ready helping everything stretch downstairs but it does NOT feel good. stom I also had a few stabbing pains down my fanjo and hip flexors.
yoga 13 days?!? oh poor you. let's all get it over with, ok?
downstairs?? i meant down there...
Ooh rose I had some of that stretching the other day and my god it hurt- I was yelping and trying to stretch my body out in bed to give baby more room so it wouldn't hurt so much!
Not feeling hopeful for tonight...no real signs right now, no more plug. Fedup.com
Help me please Delilah has been awake since 5pm and she drunk from both boobs and was still hungry so gave her a bottle top up and she drunk all of that she just wont sleep and keeps crying now and then. Iv winded her, chAnged her but still will not sleep im worried something is wrong. Right now shes just laying in the moses basket staring!
Is she screaming in pain? If yes go to your local walk in.
Try winding her again over your shoulder and maybe try cuddling her in to rock her asleep or you can try another couple ounces top up to see if she's still hungry.
Lleyton was doing the staring thing this morning for hours, he just wasn't sleepy but went to sleep after I cuddled him in. Other than that I'm not sure what to suggest Hun xx
40+11 and still no sign of baby so looks like induction will be going ahead on Sunday.
Hope everyone else is having more luck!
Can I ask does anyone else feel like its a bit unreal they will actually have a baby soon? I know it's stupid as I can feel baby pummelling my insides but it still feels very unreal to me I will actually have a baby very soon. I'm finding it very hard to imagine the practicalities I'm a bit scared it will all be too much of a shock to the system! I'm obviously excited to become a mum and can't wait to meet my little one but sometimes feel like this is a dream. Not sure if its just pre induction nerves kicking in and having too much time to worry.
Hope the new mummies are getting some rest
weescottie I am glad I'm not alone, I'm a bit terrified tbh. Is this your first too?
Yes, it is my first as well. Terrified definitely covers it! Glad I'm not alone.
I'm sure we'll be fine once little one is here and we have to just get on with it!
(Tmi) girls I'm so constipated it's awful. I feel like I need to go so I waddle to the loo sit down and then nothing. The urge to go stops I don't like forcing it so I just sit there for ages but nothing happens. I'm so bunged up that I'm even struggling to get wind out. (Sorry)
I'm eating lots of fibre is there anything I can take like senocot or something?
And when I do actually go my poo isn't hard like you'd maybe expect when constipated it's soft like a normal poo maybe bit softer so I don't know why I can't get it out.
Sorry for the tmi.
weescottie I think we'll be alright sure mummy mode will kick in x other mummies r good for getting advice etc and they were once in our position x
stom I've had similar issues I find taking time to sit helps if u can x I take my phone and play sonic lol just to take my mind off x there's nothing more nasty than constipation x
I'm afraid I don't really have any expert advice.
I think it's sometimes baby position which is blocking or upsetting regular movements. I sometimes find changing the position I'm in helps ease things. Like lying on my side for a while or leaning on my ball. Also rubbing my bump/massaging it sometimes releases things a bit.
I also eat oranges by the crate esp at this time of year, they're so sweet and yummy x I grew up with a brother born with hirschprung disease and it worked for him lol x
I'm allergic to oranges sounds weird but I am lol. Makes me ill for days. So I have to stay away. I can't even have Terry's chocolate orange anymore cos they put real orange oil in it. It was my fave
Stom I have exactly the same problem. I think it is combination of pressure from baby and (sorry TMI) that it all gets stretchier down there so bowel stretches more than normal and the poo collects. I don't think you can take anything to stimulate the bowel like senokot but you could try glycerin suppositories. I'm just spending far too long on the toilet . On plus side, sitting on toilet is good for helping baby's head get lower - always the optimist, me you know.
It horrible. I sit there for ages and one like I don't need to go now so just get up and hope it comes back. It so nice when I do go though lol
It's my due date today and have no twinges or anything
stomdried apricots?? Lots of water? Sounds like baby is in the way a bit- I find that- sometimes hard to go but not constipated!
Those of you first timers finding it scary/surreal that's completely natural! Tbh this is my third and I feel the same! Ok so I know what's coming etc but still can't imagine holding baby right now and a bit scared about labour (mainly as mine might be fast) but mostly excited to meet little one. Don't worry it'll feel more natural once baby is in your arms. Despite having 2 when I hold a newborn it feels awkward and I feel like I've forgotten what to do!
Due date tomorrow- come on baby you can still be early!...
Superman Still no sign of my little one yet... Looks like I'm the last one left due on 30th now!
Just popping in for a quick update as yesterday was a bit manic - Had a routine appointment with the midwife who discovered my BP had shot back up to 140 again and sent me straight to the hospital.
It was a bit of a shock as I was admitted for the same reason last week but was given tablets to keep it under control and have been feeling a lot better since.
Triage didn't seem that bothered and kept us waiting for about 3 hours before checking me over. By then my BP had gone down to 130 so better but still not great. Luckily I was sent home but I've been told to go in for another check tomorrow and again later in the week, and in the meantime keep an eye out for any signs of pre-eclampsia.
Hands are a bit puffy today but not bad enough to be really worried about...
There's been no mention of induction or being taken off of midwife led care yet either so fingers crossed things stay that way!
Off to get a few last minute Christmassy bits now as I'm keen to get as much sorted as I can today just in case they're not happy with my BP tomorrow and want to keep me in, so I'll catch up with everyone's posts properly later
Hello again everyone just to let you know Harriet Cerys was born at 6:43am today weighing 6lb 3 by emergency C section as I wasn't progressing on the drip and she'd started to get distressed. She is all fine and currently fast asleep
Congrats kchapper! What a beautiful name!
Hope you're both feeling ok after the c section and you're enjoying some new baby cuddles while she snoozes!
Congrats kchapper! What a beautiful name!
Hope you're both feeling ok after the c section and you're enjoying some new baby cuddles while she snoozes!
Hello! Elizabeth ("Bess") was born at around 11am this morning weighing in at a very solid 9 1/2 lbs! She's doing really well and we're hoping to be home by late afternoon.
Congratulations to both kchapper & extracrunchy
Enjoy you're bundles of joy!!
It's my due date today an there have been no signs at all. Think I'm going to still be here in January!! Starting to get mighty depressed now. I'm so fed up of people telling me she will be here when she's ready or to make the most of the quiet!! I've been off since July (due to health) I've made the most of the quiet and the lie -ins etc etc etc bla bla
People that keep saying it are just pissing me off now and it's not helping!!
Congratulations kchapper and extra. Beautiful names.
Stom don't get down lovely. My edd was yesterday and I would be pissed off if I went over too. But at least you aren't a hormonal witch for Christmas. I am alternating between crying, raging and being euphoric lol.
And I never thought I would be so pleased to have 3 1.5 hours kip as what I was last night. Seb finally decided that the crib may be ok for short spells and actually went down! Hopefully it wasn't a fluke and he will dc the same tonight.
happy due date to us stom...
I was hoping I would wake up in the middle of the night with contractions, but instead I woke up with vomit coming up into my mouth from what seemed like awful acid reflux. lovely.
still feeling not much other than the odd period pain. I don't want to talk to anybody this was supposed to be the day I met my little girl.
congrats kchap and extra!!
liz i hope your bp gets figured out!
I've had the opposite problem stom and better - I run for the loo to 'evacuate' every 10 minutes. It's on and off but it's been since Monday. so it's probably more of a bug than a clear out.
Congrats kchapper and extra!! Great news that babies are here safe and sound- what a difference in weight!
Enjoy your cuddles!
Who's left out of us all then??
Well rose it could be a pre-labour clear out- a very vigorous one! I've been getting more er loose bowels which I'm sure is a sign. My mum is doing my head in phoning- she even phoned earlier as I hadn't replied to a previous call- thing is if I go into labour she'll be the first to know as she needs to come look after the kids!! She said you're not feeling off or anything as apparently that's a sign of iminent labour. Well no I'm not feeling 'off' but I didn't feel 'off' before labour with my other two DC's- I felt fine! And I'm not even due till tomorrow so I wish she'd just back off! God I feel like such a grumpy bitch but can't help it!
Congratulations extra and kchapper
mum I'm still here! Due Boxing Day and no signs what so ever! This baby can come over the weekend then would like him/her to stay put until after Xmas day please!
The texts have started, but at least the SIL has the sense to send them to DH and not me! Her bday is 29th and really don't want our baby to share her bday!
Congratulations kchapper and extra!!!
I'm still here. I certainly don't feel like labour is imminent, lots of BHs but nothing apart from that. We're all still poorly here so I really do hope baby stays put - she's better off in there for the moment!
Rose-I have awful acid reflux, am finding ranitidine (xantac) really helps.
rose I woke up at 4am with awful acid too. Like you, I want to wake up to something happening but nope.
Went shopping today - well dp did I just mooches round the shops on my own as he was shopping me my Xmas presents lol. Was nice to have a few hours by myself but knowing dp was in town too and only call away if I needed it - which I didn't - DD MUst be super comfy.
My back is killing after all the walking come home and done the housework as we have dp cousin and his fiancé coming over for a takeaway - I'd rather sleep but dp cousin is in the army and they don't see each other much so couldn't say no really. I don't have much in common with his fiancé so it's proba going to be awkward or just baby talk which I'm fed up of now lol. Plus she's tall and skinny and makes me feel like an elephant when I'm not pregnant lol
Hope you all have a good evening
And rose and any other still left I hope we all wake up to babies in the morning! Lol xx
Thank you rose
mum I'm due on 30th so could well be here until the middle of January... How depressing is that?!
I haven't had any real symptoms other than occasional crampy pains and feeling baby getting lower by the day. Today I've been feeling really weird though - achy, slightly queasy, no appetite (despite wanting to eat everything in sight lately!) and just generally really out of sorts.
I've bombarded poor DP with a whole range of emotions from anger to frustration to floods of uncontrollable tears, and now I'm ordering him to put up shelves and hang photos while I run round manically cleaning and tidying the whole flat (even though I've spent all afternoon stuck to the sofa feeling too sore and sorry for myself to do anything!)
So what do we reckon... Signs of imminent labour or have I just completely lost the plot?!
well it's only 930AM for me, so she could still surprise us. trying to keep my hopes up. getting DH to treat us to a nice dinner tonight as a distraction. he doesn't know it yet ;)
mum i'm still hoping it is some sort of clear out. my tummy has been so dodgy all week. Last week I would eat everything in sight, right now I have to force feed myself. I've lost a pound actually.... on the plus side I've only gained 20lbs, so if she's 9lbs as predicted + fluids etc, hopefully that means only 5-10 pounds to lose after. ahhh the silver lining.
I haven't had acid reflux too badly until now really. If it goes on today, I will go get zantac. thanks better
dusty I know what you mean, my mom is Jan 1st and I really don't want to share her birthday with her either.
alright, let's get those last few babies out. we've had enough.
Liz You must be so fed up of the "not long to go" convo's by now! Chin up LO cant be in there forever!
I have a poorly baby with gunky eyes poor little delilah wakes up with yellow yuky stuff in her eyes! MW has told me to put breast milk on her eyes...has anyone else had this issue?
Want to thank u ladies for the labour vibes x baby Patrick arrived this afternoon at a whopping 9lb2!
I hope everyone can share my joy soon xxx
superman we had gunky eye, I think most babies do. Clean with cotton wool and cooled boiled water, wipe from inside corner of eye out wards (towards ear) and don't use same bit of cotton wool for more than one swipe. Especially important not to cross contaminate between eyes. I also used a bit of breast milk on it. Cleared up in about 3 days.
Bad night here, nipple cracked while pumping and poured blood into 40mls of expressed milk. I know they can drink milk with your blood in but it was bright red, I just couldn't do it. So another ff for ds, another stream of tears from me.
Many congrats mummy hope the labour and birth were ok!
Good to hear from those still waiting! I've had BH contractions all day and now they've got closer together. Not sure if they're real contractions or not! So hard to know as last 2 times waters broke first so didn't have a guessing game- they're painful so maybe I should start timing them??
And just had another clear out...
Seriously if this baby is on time too that's 3 on their due dates! (Well one was just under 3 hours into the next day)
After going 13 days overdue, DD decided to turn up this morning! What's relief it is not to be pregnant any more. She is lovely, so good to meet her at last. The very best of luck for those still waiting, it sucks towards the end X
Sounds exciting mum - if they're painful I'd start counting.... I woke at 1am and counted 7 in half an hour so they told me to come in. And now I'm holding DD! Fingers crossed for you x
Congratulations yoga and Mummy!!!! Two babies today - hooray.
Congrats mummy and sounds good mum get timing and I hope to hear baby news from you soon xx
Aww, congrats yoga and mummy! Brilliant news all round!
Had enough tonight. Really want to cry. My left leg is throbbing dd hasn't stopped moving since 5ish apart from the odd half hour break and she keeps head butting my cervix which is painful. Her moving inside me hurts now too as she's running out of room and all I wana do is eat. I feel like such a pig.
And still no signs apart from the odd backache.
And I'm so fucking fed up of people saying 'be patient!' You be fucking patient after 9 months of pain and bein uncomfortable as needing to pee every 5 seconds for it to only be a dribble. I hate pregnancy!
Sorry to rant but dp won't listen. He just says stop telling me you're in pain I know you're in pain, I don't need you to keep reminding me. Men have it so bloody easy they don't have a sodding clue!!!
I know I'm not the only one left to give birth but it really feels like it. 1 hour and I'll officially be over due. I should have had this baby by now!!! Keep thinking maybe dd doesn't want to meet me!
Could do with a hug from my friend but she's 150 miles away. I feel like I have no one.
I've just really had it now.
Sorry again to rant
hotcross thanks! I have been bathing them but just doesnt seem to be clearing up upsetting me to see her like it she cant open one eye! Its in both eyes but ones worse than the other.
Congrats mummy & yoga!
Congrats mummy and yoga
Stom hugs to you. It is so hard being overdue. I too feel like my baby doesn't want to meet me and have been an emotional mess the last two weeks. However, I know logically this isn't true and it will all be forgotten when I meet them in the next day or two.
stom everything you're feeling is completely normal sweetie.
Pregnancy near the end sucks balls big style!
Your hormones are running wild, you're uncomfortable and 9 months is a long time to be doing anything let alone growing a human.
I promise you that after your dd is born you will forget all of this.
The end is in sight Hun, take care of yourself and you feel free to rant, moan, swear or anything else you want! as you are damn entitled after all these months.
mum tell me you're in labour?
Or had baby already
So tired Lleyton decided he was only gonna drink 2 oz of his night bottles and wake up every hour on the dot for more, seriously kid....cluster feeding on formula??
I only bottle feed on a night to get some sleep and dp was on night shift so I got none....actually I fell asleep downstairs for one hour before he woke again and now he's decided he wants to deep sleep when it's time for me to go out
My mum and future mil took older 2 so that I could get some work done and get a bit more sleep and that's been a waste of time
Arghhhh think I may be delirious before bedtime comes around tonight.
How's everyone? Xx
Alyssa I bottle feed at night for the same reason but I stay up until 12 for her last feed so she only wakes at 4 and then 8. Its bliss!
Stom really wish I could do something to help you sound so fed up. I hope things move along well soon and dont worry my DP said the exact same thing to me when I was pregnant and in pain. Used to proper piss me off because then when he was ill the whole world was ending and it was such a big deal. If only they could be 9 months pregnant for a day!
Super could be blocked tearducts hun. Nothing major to worry about just keep them clean. Dd had one when she was a baby and outgree it in a few weeks.
Well seb is really getting into this sleeping business thank god lol. Went down at 10, up at 12 & 3 for a 5 minute feed then 6am for a proper one. Only trouble is boobs not used to going that long and leaking everywhere. Nice.
Think I did a bit much yesterday too and c section tummy really aches today. Ouchy. Off shopping for last few bits today then have done.
Would be nice to get through the day without crying pmsl. Poor DP is a nervous wreck.
Thanks girls. Just major fed up & only 1 day over due. What am I going to be like in a week lol
I also just want to have a nice poo. Sorry but dd is sat on my bowels and it won't come out. It's not hard or anything but I think she's just blocking the exit lol.
Had really rubbish sleep so now got headache too
Congratulations Mummy and Yoga and those others that have made it to the other side
My DS has the sticky eye too, just the left, have to clean it every couple of hours. Hope it clears soon!
I'm so bloody happy today as I managed a whole 5 hours sleep last night!! Baby is doing so well with his feeding so I feel very lucky. He had only lost 2oz at 5 day check.
Those that are having trouble getting baby to settle, have you tried swaddling? Baby would just wake the minute I put him in his cold Moses basket but my mum suggested trying to swaddle. I basically wrap from the neck down n wrap his arms n top half in but leave legs free in the lower bit of blanket so he can move them. Don't know if it was coincidence but he goes down without a problem now.
Stom I totally get where you are emotionally now, I was 14 days overdue n just the same!! Just wanted to get the whole birth over and done with!!
Oh and my baby still has no name!!!!
He's 8 days old and still being called fartypamts, windypops etc etc....
Dasie you could call him Donald, as in Donald Trump
Still here I'm afraid! Contractions stopped when I went to bed. Half expected to hear a pop from my waters going each time I got up for a wee or turned over but nothing and I've woken up to the news that my local/nearest hospital has a Nora virus outbreak. What the f do I do? Due to history of fast labours it could be risky to go elsewhere but don't want to catch it!! (Or the rest of the family) can't call mw being Sunday. The advice is to only go if really necessary....
stom so feel for you- I'll be officially overdue as of midnight tonight and already feel frustrated/fed up too. Hang in there- like someone else said once baby does come you'll be so overwhelmed/happy that you'll forget all this rubbish/painful waiting.
My bowels are awful but not blocked up- just gross. I guess it's a clear out but I'm not enjoying it....
well I'm officially overdue as well. got all excited this morning as i woke up to some really painful BH. I started timing and got about 1 every 12-15 minutes for an hour and a half. but then second I got out of bed, it all stopped
I'm glad I didn't wake up DH for that.
oh mum the dodgy bowels is the worst. happy due date I hope for you he/she comes soon as well. can't wait to hear if it's boy or girl
Hope everyone's doing alright and not getting too fed up with babies still in residence! Sorry I've been AWOL, the infection I got back back with renewed gusto and has knocked me for six, the docs want me to start a new course fo antibiotics tomorrow but I'm going to quiz them six ways to Sunday first about whether they're safe to take whilst I'm feeding Genevieve (still expressing).
DH is being a star with feeds and nappies and cooking and cleaning, I want o sing his praises...BUT he is also massively getting on my nerves too. It's because I'm tired, worn down and no used to having him about so much I guess.
Anyone got a cure for baby hiccups?
Sorry for those of you still waiting - I really do feel for you and hope the twinges and contractions start very soon!
I am feeling a bit low after an unsuccessful midwife appt this morning. After a great result at the 3day check on Friday, Hannah has now lost 11% of her birth weight and is slightly jaundiced. I am now on a feeding mission - certainly no problem with supply as my boobs pretty much pour milk, but their size and firmness means Hannah wears herself out trying to latch and doesn't get a satisfying feed. So am basically now shoving a boob in her mouth the moment she opens her eyes!
We're being checked again on Tuesday and if she's not gaining weight then I am definitely going to introduce formula for at least some of her feeds.
Feel a bit gutted as things seemed to be going so well, and so differently from my experience with DD and yet we appear to be in the same position after all despite the good start.
On the plus side I had my c/s stitch out and am apparently healing well - she said I should be able to drive in 2-3 weeks which is great as I live in the middle of nowhere so will need independence!
Hey all for those not on Facebook Tabitha Florence born yesterday at 18:12 weight 8lb 9oz. Just on gas and air as couldn't tell how dilated cervix was and second stage progressed quick!!! No tears just grazes which hurt like hell!! If I can give any overdue ladies one piece of advice - my sweep was on Friday morning, and yesterday morning me and Dp 'did the deed' by 11am I was having regular contractions!! So if u can face it, prop your bums up a bit afterwards and let the sperm work it's magic!!! Still in hospital as awaiting babies blood results cause I'm o rhesus negative. Also not quite latching on right so getting some help. Xx
lis have you tried expressing by hand for a few minutes before you feed? It might make it easier for her to get more milk. Your midwife should be able to show you how to. Good luck with it, hopefully the jaundice will clear up quickly once you get the extra fluids in her.
Congratulations Mumma, what a gorgeous name.
Many congrats mumma! Ooh maybe I should try dtd just not sure I can face it- sure it's just going to be painful and uncomfortable..but I do want baby out!!...
rose sympathise - I've been having the same - contractions starting -ESP in te evenings then they tail off when I go to sleep. They're starting again tonight...
lisb have you tried nipple shields?? My littley went on breast feeding strike with me so we started expressing, midwife suggested nipple shields and now he's back on the boob, the extra length of them compared to nipple has really helped us.
Congratulations to the new mums!!
Me and dp dtd earlier and I've had some seriously spicey burgers .. If that doesn't get dd out then nothing will.
Totally fed up.c
Well I thought it was kicking off last night, constant mucous, loads of BH then waves of mild contractions through the night but then stopped this morning. I've had the odd contraction today but mostly nothing. Very frustrating. No way we're dtd, DH is dying of man-flu.
Hi all! Belated congrats to Kchapper, and Mummy, Yoga and Mumma too! Busy weekend
To those still waiting and fed up - thinking of you and crossing fingers!
Rough details for Bess's birth were vigorous and apparently very effective sweep at around 1pm, contractions started 8pm, hospital at 4cm around midnight. Was told to try and get some rest between contractions, but at 2mins apart from around 2am till 5am that was pretty much impossible! So had Meptid at 5am (still only 5cm), slept a bit, waters went about 9am (I think! All a bit of a blur!), jumped in the pool and Bess was born in water a bit later. The water was amazing - she was so calm when she came out and still is!
Have quite a few stitches (9 1/2lb baby will do that..!) but otherwise all good. She's feeding well and DS loves her
Congrats mumma and all the other new mummies.
Thinking of all you overdue ladies hugs to you all
Well me and ds1 baked 56 Xmas cookies tonight lol and will decorate all if them tomorrow....well apart from the 2 we ate lol xx
Congratulations * crunchy* !!!!!
Well I'm not sure what's going on- was having contractions 10ish minutes apart from 3.30am then had one that was really painful had to get out of bed and it seemed to go on forever with sciatica pain shooting down my leg. Really should go back to sleep but hoping it's the start of something...
extra sounds like a lovely birth despite the stiches! Hoping I get a water birth too- we'll see!
Little snowprince was born by ELCS on the 12th as scheduled. He had some apnea the first night which is fairly common in newborns and so was monitored closely for the next couple of days. I was told in the middle of the first night when I was still cathetered and on two drips etc so immobile on the bed, but due to the midwife being economical on information and my Japanese listening comprehension when still drugged up, I heard it as being he was having severe breathing difficulties. I stayed awake for the rest of the night and following morning until about lunchtime when the pediatrician deigned to tell us what had happened. I was weeping uncontrollably because I thought my baby was really ill and I couldn't go to him.
I was unable to sleep for a lot of the time in the hospital (a week) and struggled a lot with the pediatricians trying to force me into feeding formula instead of breastfeeding, as they wanted to monitor his intake. They actually forbade me to breastfeed him the 2nd night. They said it was because I had breastfed him the evening after he was born and he had the apnea during that night. Luckily I had brought a breastpump so I could express. Hard to believe their attitude. The 2nd day, they called my husband to see them and told him that by that evening we had to choose whether to feed formula or they would put the baby on a drip.
It was only when a midwife showed them the colostrum I had expressed that they agreed to let me feed him with expressed breastmilk.
After the first night, baby has been absolutely fine and dandy. However, they wouldn't allow us to discharge until Friday, 7 days after birth, and only if the baby had gained more than 40grams in weight between Thursday and Friday morning. I expressed like mad and fed him at every opportunity and he gained 106grams in 24 hours.
We had one terrible night when he had trouble latching and I got so tired I just stopped producing milk at about 3am, and had to feed a little formula, but after that have been managing fairly well with expressed breast milk interspersed with feeds. Luckily he hasn't had issues with switching between bottle and breast.
It is SO, SO good to be back home and able to relax and sleep when the baby sleeps instead of having people coming in and out of the room every five minutes, constant pressure to formula feed etc. etc.
I am trying now to forget the negative stuff and focus on our beautiful baby boy.
Congrats snow sounds very traumatic for you. At least your home now Hun and can enjoyed your beautiful bundle
mum here's hoping its all starting for you and stom how you doing?
rose no niggles Hun?
There will be 2 more babies born today I am
have decided today physic lol
Congratulations snow that does sound stressful and hard for you having to assert yourself regarding giving baby your milk- I didn't realise they weren't so pro bf over there- good on you for doing what you thought was best as it's easy to do as they say when you're in a situation like that thinking you have no options. Hopefully now you can enjoy time with baby at home relaxed and a bit more refreshed!
Well contractions stopped at 6am - argh!! So pissed off as was really hopeful. Sigh... I really really dont want an Xmas day baby but it's getting dangerously close now. My main worry is I'll end up in hospital on Xmas day and miss seeing my boys open their pressies- sob!! That CANT happen. ....
Oh and rose is in labour as we speak. ( she updated fb) x
Ah one down lol
Bless you ladies tons of hugs to you all
Woop ds has gained 300g! Jaundice clearing and he bfed this morning for first time since Friday (have been healing bleeding nipples, nice). I'm sure there are more struggles to come but feels like a big step forward. And mw says ok to feed on demand again so no need to wake a happy sleeping baby. So today is a good day.
Congrats to those with new babies and contracting vibes to others.
Can't remember who it was with jaundice? Having just been through it I would think hard about topping up, depending on how important bf us to you. I can see now I used ff too quickly and once it was in the house I fell back on it at every step. Now my milk production is down and I'm expressing constantly to try and recover it, and I've been very upset about maybe not being able yo bf, so the stress has made milk levels even worse. If you're happy with either outcome then go for it, nothing like a happy full baby, but it sounds like you have plenty of milk.
Well done hotcross that's great news!
I have been feeding as much as possible since yesterday in the hope to shift the mild jaundice and to get some weight back on, so am really hoping we get a good outcome with the midwife tomorrow. Thankfully the feeding has had a great result on my boobs which are now less rock hard and easier for Hannah to get hold of. But some of her feeds have been very short, just 5-10mins, before she nods off, so I have been struggling with trying to wake a sleeping baby to keep this feeding marathon on track!
Older DD has also now got a suspected perforated eardrum and diarrhea, and the dog has conjunctivitis! So we're off out shortly to see the GP and the vet! Happy flipping Holidays!!
Any news from Rose or other babies in waiting? Thinking of you all!
So I'm getting loads of BH but nothing regular and they're not getting worse- when will I know if it's real? I'm worried if I wait till they're 5 mins apart it won't leave me enough time to get to the hospital (history of rapid labour progression) argh! Driving me nuts.
mum is it worth calling the labour ward and explaining the situation, just to see what they say? At least then they'll know to expect to see you at some point soon!
Still feeling really weird, achy, queasy and out of sorts. Been to the loo 5 times in the last 24 hours too - I don't think it's a clear out, but who knows!
Pleeeeease baby, don't turn up at Christmas, don't turn up at Christmas, don't turn up at Christmas...
its well they've stopped now so I don't have to worry for now at least! I'm just worried they'll fob me off- last time a mw said oh you're not that advanced (my contractions were irregular and I was able to talk to her calmly) and I didn't make it so now I'm paranoid/terrified of it happening again.
I hear you- I'm thinking the same- please don't come on Xmas day!! I'm actually hoping baby is late now- 27th onwards is fine!....
Glad it's not just me mum! I was determined to get past my birthday meal on 14th, my birthday on 16th and DP's work's xmas do on 19th (as he would've been too drunk to drive to the hospital!) without going into labour... So all that's left is Christmas and then the little one can turn up whenever he wants
If the BHs start up again, maybe phone and tell a few little white lies so that they don't fob you off - make things sound a bit worse than they actually are to give them more of a sense of urgency!
If they tell you to go in then you can always say that things have died down a bit since you phoned
Yup I'm 2 days over due so if she doesn't come tonight she can wait til after Boxing Day!! Lol. I have a sweep blocked for the 27th. I'm really nervous about are they horrid? I'm scared only cos (tmi) when having hanky panky and dp puts a finger in that hurts. So I can't imagine a sweep is going to be nicexz
Well I've woken up on my due date to cramps and pink discharge. I think I'm actually having mild contractions but not sure. Will have to see if it turns into anything-seems she may really want to be a Christmas baby. I'm sure her big brother isn't going to be too impressed
better me too!! It's not my due date until Boxing Day but after zero signs I've woken up with pink streaked discharged and cramps across the bottom of my bump..
Please stay in there until at least Boxing Day little one!!
Good luck better and dusty
I've woken up to that clear sticky jelly stuff and periody pains... Baby can wait til at least after my Xmas dinner!!
lisb I've been there! It's exhausting all the tickling and blowing on their face and so tempting to stop when they are sleeping and all you want is to sleep too.
I've stuck with the bf for 24hrs now but had to top up all 3 night feeds. It's hard adjusting to the no sleep again, with a bottle it was up for an hour then asleep for 2, last night was more the other way round.
HV just came and overwhelmed me with info, like I need to get a photo done fir my red book? Really? Also said that ds should nit sleep on a sheepskin, is that true? It's the only thing get will sleep on set the moment, I move it between pram and cot!
Hat reason did she give for not sleeping on the sheepskin? Sounds crazy to me but then again I'm not HVs' biggest fan......
Yeah its I'm obviously not enough of a drama queen and need to scream and moan down the phone in pain for them to take me seriously!
stom I think sweeps can range from uncomfortable to painful (tho I've never had one) but think of it as a necessary evil to avoid artificial induction. And I guess it will only last a few moments.
Saw mw this morning and she offered me a sweep but I declined (I'm 40+2) as I want to avoid an Xmas day baby if possible! She doesn't know if my hospital will allow me to go there for a sweep later this week, otherwise I have to wait till NYE to see her. Hopefully things will happen naturally before then.
better and dusty hope your babies stay put till 26th! I was getting loads of BH etc but it seems to have died down a bit now
hotcross photo for your red book?? Bollocks. I have one for each of my DC's and no photo and the Hv never mentioned if. Doesn't sound like a priority for you right now either! Not sure re sheepskin. Not surprised baby wants to sleep on it, so snuggly. I know they're supposed to be good at keeping baby warm in winter and cool in summer so don't see how overheating is a problem unless it's more that they might get some bits in their mouth?
hot I've never got a picture for any of my red books and sheepskins are only a risk factor once baby starts to roll onto the stomach, which is when they should be removed from the cot.
Well we're back in hospital as despite the feeding marathon Hannah was stuck on an 11% weight loss this morning and she is still slightly jaundiced.
We did top up in the night as she was horribly unsettled and have topped up again since which has hopefully had an impact as she was 30g heavier in hospital than at home!
The midwives and paediatrician that we've seen have all said we're doing the right thing and they don't think we'll need to be admitted, so fingers crossed the blood test says the same. Was a bit of a quivering wreck watching them squeeze blood out of a needle in her tiny hand, but Hannah was incredibly brave and seems to have forgotten about it already!
Can't believe the nonsense about a picture in the red book being a priority - some of these midwives and HV's are nutters!!
Are you hanging in there Dusty? I've been having pink discharge all day. I thought my waters may have gone but i don't think so. Losing lots more pink mucous now. No contractions since this morning though despite making a mad dash around town for last minute presents.
Hope your DD's test comes back ok lis.
hotcross I didn't have picture for red book for DS - how strange. No idea about the sheepskin either .
Just want to say MERRY CHRISTMAS to all on this thread. You girls have been such a help through my prwgabnt letting me rant ect. Don't know what I would have done without you.
Enjoy the new year with your new babies and I hope mines arrives soon too!! (Just as long as I get my Xmas dinner first!! Lol) xxx
Hope everyone has a lovely Christmas Day tomorrow, I wonder if there will be any extra special Christmas babies showing up!
Merry christmas to all you lovely ladies and your babies xxxx
Merry Xmas to you all, have a good one and enjoy your family time xxx
Hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas - you definitely all deserve it!
And hope those of you still waiting for babies to arrive don't have your dinner time or present opening time interrupted by new arrivals xxx
Merry Christmas to you all too! I'm going to keep my legs crossed tomorrow! Those of you with babies already here enjoy your first Xmas with them!
Merry Christmas everyone!!
Here's hoping for Boxing Day babies rather than Christmas Day arrivals!!
Just popping back in to say Merry Christmas.
Gabriel is now approaching three weeks old. I've had three re admissions since he was born so we are now on our record fourth night in a row outside of hospital. Let's hope it lasts!
Good luck to all you ladies still cooking.
Merry Christmas everyone.
Merry Christmas, everyone!!!!
Hope Santas been good to you and your family xxx
Merry Christmas everyone, hope Santa is good to you all
Feeling pains really low down for the last 2 days but no pattern.. Not sure what contractions should feel like but these hurt!!
Happy Christmas and thank you for all the congratulations!
For those still waiting, I had a few days of painful BH and small bits of show, then bang - woke in the middle of the night and the pains were just a bit too strong to breathe through and go back to sleep. So it sounds like some of you are really close. Hope you're having a good time today and aren't too fed up. But I was REALLY fed up for the last two days at least - another sign of imminent labour, perhaps...
My little one is ever so sweet, but feeding every hour at night - argh! I'm pretty tired. Also, my nipples hurt something rotten - problem with my latch perhaps? It 's day 4 of bread feeding for us...
Hope everyone is having some nice Xmas treats and being looked after well xx
yoga that sounds just like me so I hope if happens for me like that soon. Last night was BH contractions most of evening (uncomfortable enough not to be able to sit comfortably) then till 1am and then started again at 4am. But settled down again today...(thankfully) anyone else finding baby's movements quite painful? There's just not Enough room for all the moving he/she seems to want to do!
Oh well had my small wine with lunch so I guess it's not so bad being pregnant on Xmas day!
Yoga maybe it is the latch but I think nips do take a while to toughen up to the relenless feeding so as long as they're not cracked/bleeding it may just take a while before it doesn't hurt.
Yup - mumoftwo, the last couple of days the baby's movements felt almost indistinguishable from the painful BH - all uncomfortable, full and cranky. Fingers crossed it happens soon. Also, I remember you saying you are worried about waters going and not having long to get to hospital. I worried too as DD was 5hours with dramatic waters going, but this time I was in labour for a while, settled in hospital birthing centre before waters went. It was an enormous release of pressure and DD2 was born 1 hour 40 mind later. Hopefully you'll have time, but also swift easy delivery.
Thanks for reassurance about nipples, I thought some pa
Sorry - i thought i had heard some nipple pain is normal, often peaking day 4 & 5 but am still worried I might be doing it wrong. Seeing midwife tomorrow so will ask and report back.
Happy Christmas again all xx
Happy Christmas all!
yogafan I think you may be right that sore nipples could be a sign of latch not being quite right so it is worth speaking to your midwife. I think I have read that successful breastfeeding shouldn't hurt, but that may be after a week or so of settling into it all. I hope your midwife can reassure you as I am certainly no expert in this!
We got discharged from hospital yesterday after our re-visit, and Hannah's blood test was fine, so we're now on a regular feeding marathon with formula which is already making a huge difference to Hannah's temperament as she's far more settled, presumably because she is no longer starving hungry! I also think her colour is looking better already so hopefully the jaundice is shifting.
I was planning to do a 'gradual retreat' from breast to formula (the difficulties I had with DD last time, combined with the deja vu of it all with Hannah over the last few days, just makes me think that my boobs and my children are clearly not compatible, so I am happy and reconciled to do abandon bf-ing after giving it out best shot). However, Hannah is clearly over the moon with the bottles and not at all fussed any more with trying to wrestle with my breasts so I am a bit concerned on how I should manage what I am left with!
Does anyone know how I should handle this so I don't end up with boob problems? Do I just go cold turkey and let it dry up naturally (currently they are pouring milk at any opportunity, but not actually as rock solid as they have been, and sore but not horrifically painful), or should I be trying to manage it by expressing a few 'feeds' a day to replace Hannah feeding?
Just wondered if anyone here had any advice - think I will post in the breastfeeding section too (just hope I don't get lambasted for switching to formula).
Merry Christmas all!
So on day 3 of 'back to bf' and yesterday ds fed almost non stop all afternoon and a lot in the night. Today he has barely fed, every 3-4 hours but only for about 20 mins then back to sleep. Is this normal? I figured yesterday was a growth spurt but is that followed by a huge drop off? I keep telling myself he would cry if hungry but it's stressing me out!
yoga that sounds promising for me then- fingers crossed. I've got another 11 days anyway before they induce me so baby had better shift before then. Yeah I'm thinking waters may not go first this time but it's just judging the pain/real/BH thing I'll have to just trust my instincts.
lisb I only managed 1-2 weeks bf with my DC's and mw recommended just going cold turkey as any expressing will just encourage more milk production but you may find you can gradually reduce bf and replace with formula if you want if to be more comfortable. (I couldn't due to cracked bleeding nipples) it was uncomfortable for a day or so when my boobs became engorged but then the body realises the milk isn't needed and it slowly reduced. Cold compresses or Savoy cabbage leaves (that have been in the fridge) help to relieve the discomfort!
hotcross hope someone can answer your question- I'm afraid I'm not much help having not done very well with bf.
I've had BH all on and off all day but they aren't painful had some clear jelly sticky stuff yesterday come out but that's it. Apart from that nothing at all :/
Think this baby wants to stay in til next year!! lol
Yoga I had sore nipples at day 3/4 but this settled by using Lansinoh ointment after every feed, have you tried it?
Hot my LO sometimes only feeds 6-8 minutes a go and sometimes wants feeding every hour and sometimes every 3 hours (if I'm lucky). He often cluster feeds between roughly 10pm and 1am too. What I'm finding is no 2 days are ever the same. I'm not worried at all about his short feeds though as he has put lots of weight on! His birthweight was 7lb 13oz, at day 5 he had lost only 2oz and on day 10 he weighed in at 8lb 4oz. I think if your baby is settled then it seems likely it's getting what it needs. Worth just checking with your MW to be sure though.
Hope everyone had a good Xmas xx
Mw just rang she coming to day a sweep anytime now (was supposed to be tomorrow, so was caught off guard)
Now I'm really worrying. Can't imagine anything going up there that far up. I'm convinced it's going to hurt cos it hurts to just put a finger in (hanky panky etc soz tmi)
I'm really scared
stom I totally sympathise- I have a sweep booked for tomorrow and not looking fwd to it. You could always take some paracetamol before hand? I also have tenderness on and off down there and won't let DH go near me so not looking fwd to a speculum and some strangers fingers! But just think it'll be a few moments of discomfort/pain then she'll leave you alone!
Not sure if I've just had a clear out or have a bad tum, but major yuck- is it supposed to be proper loose if it's a clear out?? Sorry for tmi but didn't have this with other DC's!
Merry christmas and wishing you all speedy labours which start soon!
Just wanted to let you know baby Scottie was born on 23rd and is a boy. He is doing well though swallowed some meconium during birth so was very mucousy for first 24h meaning he wouldn't feed. We are getting up to speed now though.
He won't sleep in his Moses basket however, only on me or DH which means we are taking it in turns to hold him during the night. Anyone any advice on something that might help ? I'm not keen in idea of co sleeping as our bed just isn't big enough and I'd spend whole night worrying. I was wondering on getting one of those sheepskins mentioned above, heard good things...
Mum. I had it. There was no speculum she just used her fingers and tbh it was that bad at all a little disc
A Little discomfort and the odd sharp pain but it was fine. I just squeezed dp hand and she talked the whole way through about what she could feel and asked questions like are u having a boy or girl etc to take my mind off it.
I think it helped that it was done at hole as could relax more.
I was honestly bricking it so you'll be fine.
Dp has just gone to his mates to watch footy. I Duno why I'm so annoyed by it. I never get annoyed if he goes put never bothered me but today I feel angry that he's gone. I've seen him all yesterday and all today and he's home the next 3 days. But I just feel really clingy urgh I hate this. Must be hormones or something.
He did tell me I should sit on a towel all the time incase my water break. I told him to fuck off. He so paranoid. The covers come off the sofa so we can wash them.
Congratulations Weescottie enjoy the snuggles
Hey weescottie, we are using a poco baby hammock and it works fairly well as long as he's pretty drowsy when we put him in. Might be a bit of an expensive option though - we got it in the kiddicare sale and with extra money off (quidco cashback) so was quite cheap. You also have to be careful to follow the instructions to the letter as apparently the SIDS risk is slightly higher compared with a Moses basket / cot. But love being able to bounce / rock him to sleep!
And thanks mum and dasie on sore nipple support! I have been using lashings of lansinoh and they are still painful... Midwife suggested pulling DD's bottom lip out slightly which helps loads, much less pain. Prob is, I can 't do it by myself and can,mt ask DP to do it very feed / every latch - especially at night... Fingers crossed DD will gradually get the hang of if it though
Pleased your sweep wasn't to bad stom, hope it gets baby moving!
Weescottie have you tried warming his bed with a lukewarm water bottle or wheat pack for five mins before you put him down? Just enough so the sheets aren't cold to touch, he might not notice the transfer from warm daddy/mummy to bed so much then.
Hope that sweep got things going for you Stom.
I'm struggling a bit with my mood at the moment, feeling quite low and useless. Had a good cry at DH about it all and he has sent me to bed with a big hug and instructions to get lots of sleep so I can look at things with fresher eyes in the morning. If it continues for a few days I will be giving my HV a ring to see what help I can get. I was noted as high risk for PND by the MW due to previous MH problems, just hoping this is a momentary blip and not something that's going to be a problem.
weescottie try swaddling him, ds3 won't go down unless he's all snuggled up first but even then sometimes we have to get him to sleep in our arms before we put him down, he's getting better with it all now though. Congrats on your little boy xx
stom hope the sweep gets things moving for you Hun and glad it wasn't too uncomfy for you.
mogz I hope you feel better soon. I'm still finding myself crying at things that wouldn't have bothered me at all before I had ds3. Definately talk to your hv Hun xx
mum any news? Sorry you must be so sick of people asking that xx
Good luck mumof won't be long now if you have had your sweep.
Well it's been 11 hours since it was don't and absolutely nothing has happen so don't think baby want to make an appearance yet :/ got another booked on Monday.
What happens if you get to 42 weeks and don't want to be induced can u ask for a section instead? I only ask because being induced with being hypermobile will make labour awful more painful contractions more like to need forceps etc which I really really really don't want xx
No news here- sweep tomorrow, just had yet another curry! Not feeling that hopeful...
stom I'm not sure re induction and c section- ask your midwife and tell her your fears/concerns. I'm not hyper mobile but also very against an induction for similar reasons- more pain and more chance of intervention etc. Hope things get moving for you soon- think it can take up to 48 hours to see if a sweep has worked so don't lose hope yet!
Ok half a dozen painful contractions over the last hour and a half but not that regular and now stopped. Argh!...
Fairly painful contractions since 3.30am, not regular and kept falling back asleep. Have woken to a bit more of a clear out, crampy period like ache and blood streaked plug so it could be my day today!
Still worried as to when to leave for hospital- doesn't seem too iminent right now so am going to try some Swiss ball bouncing and some brekkie...
We had a Xmas day baby! Max Edward was born on 25/12 at 9.12pm weighing 7lb 9oz. I'll pop back to tell you the ins and outs if it all but labour was fairly quick, 5 hours from going to assessment unit with reduced movement and tightenings!
He was born naturally and have a few stitches so a little sore but nothing too unbearable!
Had a nightmare bf-ing he just falls asleep and was screaming blue murder as he was so hungry so he's had a few formula feeds but I'm not stressing over it, he really needed a feed.
Time for a bath now whilst DH cuddles Max (so cute!)
mum I've also had pains all night, was convinced they'd settle into a pattern but they haven't and seem to have stopped again - WTF!
Congratulations dusty I really like max as a name
Congrats dusty! Max is a gorgeous name, I love it. I have painful stitches too - sitting to feed all the time is a bit of a chore, especially at night...
Mogz - sorry to hear you're feeling low, pleased you have a loving supportive DP. It is tough, and overwhelming. You are prob massively sleep deprived and your hormones are in overdrive. You will feel better, but perhaps best to speak to hv - better to acknowledge and deal with feelings than squashing them. It wasn't you that was recently in hospital with a fever was it?! Sorry, I can't scroll back on my
Congrats dusty....I echo everyone else on the name, lovely choice.
mum it sounds very promising all brilliant signs of labour, here's hoping we see you on here soon with an updated name. Xx
stom don't loose hope, my sisters first sweep did nothing , but after the second she was in labour the same night. Xx
better sending you and all the other pregnant ladies lots of dilating, contractiony vibes.
At least one of you will give birth today ive said it, so it shall be so
Good luck ladies xx
Thanks for advice re Moses basket, I will be trying some of these tonight. He seemed to settle a bit better last night but only for max of an hour at a time.
Fingers crossed for those having labour pains.
Huge congratulations to Dusty and Weescottie! Good to know it hasn't gone too quiet on the new baby front
Will be keeping my fingers crossed for you mum, that all sounds very promising!
I'm 39+4 today and now that I've managed to avoid going into labour over Christmas, I think it might be time to start operation 'get this baby out of me!'
Had a GP appointment this morning as I've got to have weekly blood pressure checks now. It's still high but luckily they're not too worried as I'm not showing any other signs of pre-eclampsia etc.
Just got to keep a close eye on symptoms and go straight to the hospital if things get worse... Here's hoping baby turns up before that's the case though!
Huge congratulations dusty
Getting rather jealous of all these babies now.
Still no signs. I'm just so exhausted all I want to do it sleep
1130 and only just got up but I figured if my body says sleep then I will maybe it's a sign of things starting and my body getting ready.... Either that or I'm just really lazy lol
Mogz - I'm very tearful as well but it has improved the last few days, I think the hormones are clearing. Sleep deprivation is definitely the worst thing for it! For me I feel really anxious when ds cries, I worry that he'll never stop but of course he does. Dh is much better at it than me, so calm. But admitting you're struggling is half way there so I'm sure you'll be fine in the end, might just be a bumpy road to get there.
Scottie - I use the sheepskin, it looks warmer than a sheet and helps prevent flat head. It was the first thing ds slept on so I move it between pram and cot but tbh could all be in my head. Sounds like a normal baby wanting to be with you all the time, ds was like that for a week, got a but better, and now seems to be worse again. I'm co sleeping now where needed, scares me but safer than falling asleep on sofa by mistake which happened a few times
Midwife just signed us out of care as ds has regained bw. I'm terrified! They have been so helpful and I love them coming here and telling me all is ok. Going to go to bf session on Monday and hopefully support will continue there. Oh and I have spots on my arm that mw thinks is shingles, waiting for call back from GP
Stom - sleep sleep sleep! It's so hard to get comfy but any extra mins you can get are worth it! Is it the biggest irony if all that when pg I hated my bed, so uncomfy I was all for replacing it, duvet seemed too thin, mattress too soft. Now it's the comfiest place in the world, feels like a 5*hotel bed, but I'm never in it!
hi everyone! haven't caught up in a while as everytime I typed an update from my tablet, it wouldn't post. so annoying.
Our little Zoe Leia Rose arrived on Dec 23 at 156am. She was a whopping 8 lbs 5 oz and 21 inches. We are all healthy and recovered.
I had a surprise labour that started on the 22nd in the morning, but i really didn't think that's what it was. hadn't lost plug or anything, and it seemed like just mild cramping. we went about our day and started having intense contractions at the grocery store. I told DH it was probably still a false alarm but we should get home and pack just in case. we did, and contractions started coming every 3 minutes. we rushed to the hospital. I was contracting hard and very fast, but not dilating, although baby was coming down. My body didn't get time to recover in between contractions why I was not dilating. I was 1 cm contracting every minute. So I took the epidural. the second I did, I lost waters, plug etc and was at 5 cm. then it was a waiting game until i was at 10cm.
I was so scared of the pushing and it turned out to be the easiest part. the baby was right there. I pushed 15 minutes and there she was.
We are so in love with her. She is the best baby. She feeds like a champ, sleeps, and is so chill. I woke up 4 times to feed her last night, and everytime I saw her little face, I just got all my energy back. I never thought I could love someone else this much.
I'm thinking of all of you still waiting. It sucks to be overdue. the last few weeks are really really sucky. So i'm with you in spirit and can't wait to read the good news very soon. xoxo
just catching up now - mum that's how it started for me. so irregular and mild that I thought it was nothing. hope it's the same for you and today is in fact your day
dusty congrats. Max is really cute.
yoga i only got a 1st degree tear. my stitches are ok most of the time, with the exception of burning when I go pee. i hope it's just the stitches and not some UTI...
stom girl you must be so fed up. i'm thinking of you and keep checking FB to see if you're in labour yet...
I hear a little one squirming! must go give her a boob will continue catching up a bit later. xox
Huge congratulations rose thanks for your birth story
Girls I've just lost a big gloop of plug so hopefully something will start happening now!! Fingers crossed
Felt like utter crap all day so maybe things will happen this weekend. Not getting my hopes up though.
Will update you if anything happens xxx
Think I've already congratulated you over on the FB group Rose but I think a second round of congrats are in order for giving birth to such a perfect, well behaved baby! I really hope mine is as chilled out as yours, she sounds great
Been reading your updates too stom and keeping my fingers crossed for you that things will progress over the weekend! You deserve to have your little one here now - you've waited long enough!
So how many of us are left now then? Me, mum, stom, better... Who else?!
I still can't quite believe we're nearly at the end of December and that most of our babies have been born now! I'm not due til Monday though so could easily be here still waiting well into January... Which feels like forever away at the moment!
Me me, I'm still here! Ddate tomorrow but have had major clear out today and feel v achey and a bit crampy so who knows, could have a punctual one this time (DS was induced at 12 days late)
Huge congrats to all who have popped over the last few days, enjoy enjoy enjoy!!
Well I'm now to be known as MumofthreeboysS! (When I can figure out how to change my name!)
Joshua was born at 9.28am this morning after niggling/eRly labour pains then half an hour of established labour!
We were out of hospital by 2pm, he's fed a few times and doing well (tho my nips are already sore-sob!) have to go back tomorrow for the doc to sign him off and check me over.
Feels so surreal, baby's finally here!!
Yah mum huge congrats and a beautiful name..... See I told you one of you would have your baby today
Enjoy Hun three boys is the best xxxx
Huge congratulations mumof3 and brilliant that you're home so quick
and congratulations rose my 13 year old cousin is called Zoe and I chose her name so lovely choice
Aww that's lovely news! So happy for you mum, congratulations!!! Can't believe how quickly that all happened but so glad to hear that you and little Joshua are home safe and sound now
What do your other two boys think of having a new brother?!
Congratulations mumofthree and rose! Joshua and Zoe are great names!
Thinking of everyone else still waiting....!
I reckon Hannah is playing catch up with herself and is clearly on a mission to gain weight, which is great, although managing tonight's cluster feeding is tricky given that she's now solely on formula! Ithink our microwave has been working all night, constantly sterilising the three small bottles we have, so that we can be as prepped as possible when the next demand for food comes in!
I did go cold turkey with the bf'ing and my boobs are back to normal now. Which is a bit sad but mainly good news.
Congratulations mumof3 - what a fast labour in the end!
I've had nothing all day. Saw midwife and all is fine, will have sweep on NYE if still pregnant. Can't believe no labour three days after bloody show though .
lis glad to hear Hannah is feeding well.
Thanks for the well wishes! My euphoria has been dampened slightly by the fact that I haven't slept all night and Joshua wants to feed ALL the time. Anyone else have this? I even phoned the hospital in tears asking advice.y nipples are so sore, I'm falling asleep holding him and he just won't settle. I'm so tired and it's only the first night. I nearly topped up with formula but didn't in the end. DH is so tired we're both cranky with eachother and he made me feel guilty when I was going to use formula saying I'm giving up already. I wasn't going to give up, just top up so baby sleeps and my nipples can recover a bit.
i haven't posted in ages but am still checking in to read birth announcements.
mum re breast feeding, I had exactly the same experience and was in tears. its tough but once your milk comes in he'll be more satisfied and go longer between feeds. I also gave ds2 a dummy on day 3 to give my nipples a bit of a break. I know that's controversial but I.was sure ds wouldn't get nipple confusion and it meant I didn't give up breast feeding. ds2 is 4 weeks old today and still bf so it worked for me. Good luck to all still waiting and congrats everyone who has popped recently.
Thanks chilli I think that time in the early hours is the worst psychologically- I feel better this morning and managed to sleep a bit. Have read up on cluster feeding and sounds like it's fairly common and like you say when milk comes in hopefully he'll go a bit longer between feeds.
One thing I'm not sure about (which I'll ask the mw today) is how Do you know if baby is feeding when it looks like they're asleep- should I take him off the boob or let him suck? I only have 2 visits post birth from mw- day 5 and day 10- I think that's rubbish! Going to find a local bf clinic but not sure if any will be open before Jan??
I have dummies on standby- nothing wrong with that I don't think if it helps them soothe and keeps your sanity. Ds1 had a dummy, ds2 found his fingers at 10weeks and at nearly 3 still uses his fingers and a blankie to get to sleep, we'll see what this one decides to do!
mum I always find that when Lleyton is sleeping, that he's not feeding at all but using me as a dummy so I stroke his face or tickle his feet to wake him up.
Don't let anyone make you feel guilty about formula Hun. I top Lleyton up on a night with formula and I'm glad I do or I'd never sleep. I also find he's a lot more settled now that I do.
Lleyton had a dummy from birth, I took one to the hospital and wouldn't let anyone tell me not to give him one, it never caused nipple confusion and it settles him lovely sometimes. Xx
stom how you doing Hun?
better are you still waiting too?
Good luck to anyone still pregnant, hope you get some sure signs soon xx
mum congrats!! great news
When she falls asleep on my boob, i can feel the sucking stop so I tug her away and then she wakes up and realises and sucks it back in to continue feeding. when my milk came in she started feeding as often (although definitely not as often as joshua is) but for much less longer - ie a feed is 15-20 minutes which is more manageable than an hour on the boobs.
Congrats on your arrival rose I'm getting behind......beautiful name too Hun xx
Still here and still pregnant lol.
Lost loads of plug yesterday and lots more today - seriously how much is there lol. But nothing else has happened. Getting bored now. Really would like her to come this weekend so I haven't got to have another sweep on Monday or be induced - really don't want to be induced.
Mum gave me £25 Xmas money so cheered myself up and got a new charm for my pandora bracelet - the one I had doesn't look lonely now. An it was in the sale so only paid £19 instead of £40
Just making dinner and then going to have a bounce but I d
Urgh stupid phone
But I don't think it'll make any different to be honest.
Beginning to think that I'm going to be pregnant forever.
Then I keep thinking I'm going to be a rubbish mum
So worried I'm going to get things wrong or feed her wrong etc. I'm already worrying about what I'll do when dp goes back to work xx
stom I worried about dp going back to work too but it actually turned out to bd a good thing, it allowed me and kids to get into our routine and I became much more confident at my mothering skills when he did.
You'll be a great mother Hun and I'm sure you're gonna do fine.
Congrats mum and rose!
Mum I feel for you on the endless feeding/ no sleep nights, exactly the same here. Last night my nipples hurt so much I swear it was worse than labour, then my 'good' nipple cracked and bled. I decided to give up bf, cried and got out the formula. Woke this morning (after a whole hour of sleep) to find milk had soaked through pads and was all over my top, sheets etc. called bf helpline and cried to a very nice woman about it all, seems crazy to give up when I have so much milk. She advised there must be something wrong with the latch even though midwife says it's fine, she runs a drop in session tomorrow on other side of London so going to drive over and see what she says. So expressing and ff for now, hope tomorrow there might be a break through.
In the meantime can I ask for advice on ff? Ds gulps it down then squirms it cleArly hurts his tummy. I break to wind frequently and use a newborn teat, any other advice? He also gets hiccups after most feeds.
hot on ff is seems you're doing everything fine Hun, I wind after every ounce and I also have tommee tipped bottles as the teat resembles a nipple and ds3 seems to prefer it xx
Congratulations rose and mum. Beautiful names too. We must have the best namrd babies on mn lol.
Mum seb was the same after the first night. It took me about 9 days to put him down to sleep lol. And at 15 days today has been rough too. He has been ravenous since about 11am. Had 2 30 min snoozes on my chest the rest of the time feeding. Poor nipples.
Lanisoh has been an absolute life saver. He has been a very enthusiastic feeder since day 1 and although nipples are sore I think it is more the let down than him.
And anyone who says bfing shouldn't be sore after a couple of days must not do feeding on demand including cluster feeding. Logic tells you that if you vigorously suck any part of your body for several hours its going to get sore. Never mind somewhere sensitive like your nipples.
I personally can't wait for dp to go back to work in the new year. I had an elcs on the Friday. He went to work on the Monday. Then moaned when he came home if he had to go to get mikk etc.
He has made all my lovely whites dingey by washing them with darks.
I caught him dusting with wet wipes. Twice.
He can only cook ready meals and processed crap.
And he makes more mess than what he tidies up.
I ought not to worry about housework and stuff but if things aren't done my way I get stressed.
And anyone else who had an elcs how have you been?
I am on day 15 and have started bleeding again today. Didn't have this last time.
Going to co sleep tonight I think. Dp pissed so relegated to sofa. Seb asleep on my chest so going to try and get him in the crib for a while.
hotcross sorry to hear you've been through it with the bf- sounds like a very familiar story- with both my other DC's that happened to me, lasted a week with bf then both nipples cracked and bleeding (despite mw also saying latch was fine) and I ended up a wreck and resorted to ff. I'm worried it's going to happen again and there's only so much I'll take then I'll get to the point where I'll think that much pain and misery isn't worth it and give up. Good on you for going to a support group, I hope it helps. I'm planning to go to one but don't think any are open till after NY.
I'm piling on the Lansinoh too and have breast shells that seem to help so my boobs can breathe and not get stuck to those breast pads.
So tired I can't focus on what I'm typing, I bet I'll put a sleeping Josh in his Moses basket and he'll kick off as soo as he realises he's not sleeping on me...
Congrats mum and rose!
Sorry to hear about those with feeding probs, it's so stressful. To have painful nips as well as feeling wounded wherever the baby exited your body, urgh. I was terrified the pain and mangled mess would prevent us from continuing with bf - each feed felt like my nipples had been ruined. But lashings of lansinoh before and after every feed, plus having this one adjustment (push breast in a littke with one hand, then with another pull baby 's chin down to help open mouth more so baby's lower lip points down) really helped. They are still sore but not bleeding. And DD is getting the hang of it more so feeds are generally less painful. The beginning still hurts like he'll but eases off when she gets in her stride. It 's a bummer that there are not many bf support groups open at this time of year as I think timing is obvs crucial and you really do need someone good to look at the latch and come up with a magic adjustment to help turn the corner.
Also I was using towelling washable breast pads which stuck to my cracked nipples taking causing even more pain. Have switched to disposable now.
For the last few nights DD has been waking and feeding constantly, only allowing the off 1 hour window for me to get done sleep. Last night was a little better though, we co slept and I gave her my finger to suck to resettle her lying meditation me rather than picking her up yet again to continue a half hearted feed. Maybe I should get her a dummy...
Good luck for those still waiting, having a show is a great sign. The last few days are maddening though - be kind to yourself. Pretty normal to feel hormonal, angry, scared, bored, impatient and apprehensive. You'll be through this stage really really soon, but while you're in it it really drags. Good luck x
yoga thanks for the latch tip- one of my nips is worse than the other so will try and open his mouth more for that one. Last night wasn't as bad- cluster fed from 10-2 then DH took him downstairs for 2 hours so I could sleep (he rarely settled in his Moses cot) then fed him again and put him next to us then slept for 3 hours. I never co slept before but was pretty desperate and he was so content- maybe my body heat makes all the difference? I'm really worried it's not safe tho, anyone have any tips to ensure it is if I resort to it again? Feel so good having had a decent stretch and he woke and just had 20 mins on one side- before it was 5 mins then fall asleep- my milk is coming in so I think it's making a difference..
Argghhhhh in getting so annoyed and fed up now 41+1
Nothing I'm so huge that nothing fits me. I look stupid. Checkered blue and white pj bottoms and a fed jumper I don't even like it all that's I've got
Left to wear today dp may have a mate coming over so I'm guna have to find something half decent. I can't even wear a bra cos it's just too uncomfortable if I do wear one I end up getting all frustrated and annoyed so I just don't bothered. I feel like such a skank.
Fed up of the anything happening questions. Although to be fair I haven't had many it's mainly my mum keeps asking and dps mates but they txt him so I don't really see any.
Everytime I say no to mum I feel like I'm letting her down she's so desperate to meet the lil one. But so am I. Just she's told everyone she really 'needs this baby'
I said to dp this morning I look stupid nothing for and he replies with you don't you look beautiful - I dont agree lol
Sorry for ranting yet again this seems the only place I can let it out. I swear I'm still going to be pregnant in 3 years lol.
I can't even imagine going into labour now or holding a baby.
I just want scream and cry
Going to make some Cakes and take My frustration put on the mixing bowl haha
Oh stom I felt exactly the same and I only went 5 days over so for you it's even worse. I felt started to feel like I was going to be pregnant for ever and couldn't imagine giving birth but it happened so don't worry you'll get there!! I was getting so fed up of my mum asking if I had any twinges at least twice a day!
She even had the cheek to say she felt sorry for me having 3 boys then said, actually I don't as it's your choice! Not sure she was joking but omygod! I think she wanted me to have a girl, she finds my boys so loud and boisterous. Grr, really fucked me off, I have a beautiful new baby boy can't she see that?? If she says it again I'm going to bite her head off!.
Thanks mum. Yeah I would be annoyed too. She's got a beautiful new grandson she should be grateful lol.
Yeah I would say something too. Doesn't matter if they are boys girls or aliens they are yours and you love them and that's all that matters.
My mum just gone crazy in the asda baby sales. Dd now has loads of new 3-6 months clothes which is good as she didn't have many lol so it's not all bad lol.
Hello everyone, sorry I haven't been around very much. Olivia is quite time consuming it seems!
oh gosh storm I feel so sorry for you, you must be so fed up. Having her early meant I didn't get the "any news" texts but I can imagine how annoying it must be. It's not like you would keep it a secret if you had given birth is it?!
mum ooooh pisses me right off when people say things like that. I would have slapped her.
Hope everyone else is okay. I have to scoot off again as madam is protesting about being in her moses basket so I shall go
shove a dummy in her face cuddle her and calm her down. Those of you who are still pregnant I recommend you sleep all you can. It is a myth that babies sleep.
Hi all. Just checking in a week after birth. Those of you on the FB group will know I had 8lb 3oz Charlie on Sunday 22nd at 3:40am after a long sleepless latent phase, I hr 3/4 pushing and an emergency c section (baby's head was presenting the wrong way). He developed jaundice and we were finally discharged at 8pm Boxing Day.
We're just getting settled at home but desperate for bf help as he's never really latched and so I'm cup feeding him EBM.
Does anyone else feel like they're being judged by the MWs and HVs? It's driving me mad.
Snoz! Congrats on Charlie. Sorry you had to spend Xmas in hospital though, how was it? I just wanted to post quickly in case my bf experience with DD1 is of any help - I literally could not get a latch at all, and drive myself mad hand expressing, cup feeding, topping up with formula, desperately trying to give DD1 the opportunity to latch. The while cycle every 3 hours, I found it exhausting and miserable. Anyway, I was recommended nipple shields and wouldn't have been able to bf without them. They're a faff and we were using them for weeks and weeks, but if you haven 't tried them and want to keep on with the bf, i'dcreally recommend them. If it is making you miserable don't let anyone make you feel bad for using formula! Your sanity is the most important thing, and your baby getting fed! All the best x
Snoz - Congrats! I had this. It will be the jaundice making him sleepy. Mw gave me syringes to feed with as they suck your finger while drinking it and makes them think they're sucking it. I then used nipple shields which helped bit I'm now really struggling to get him to latch on to nipple and dhields make me sore for some reason. Not saying don't use them if you need to tho, I probably wouldn't have gotten this far without them.
Just spent 3 hrs at bf group he latched on ok on one side but then screamed at the other side. I know to fix this I have to give u the bottles and go for it, dreading the long sleepless night ahead already
Just wanted to say I also had to hand express/cup feed for a couple of days as baby just wasn't interested in latching as he was a little poorly for the first couple of days. It was a huge faff and I found it really hard, thinking I was doing something wrong. However, a couple of days later and baby us currently cluster feeding. He just needed a bit more time to learn, and still is! If your DS has jaundice he also maybe just needs a little longer. I don't have any advice other than try to stick with it if you feel you can, it does get easier. Ignore judging mw and hv although know this is hard. My DS screamed the place down if I put a boob in front of him to begin with which made me feel like there was something wrong with my food. Luckily my mw was lovely.
Well today is the first day my baby blues have passed (hopefully!) I have found the last few days so hard - never felt so anxious over everything in my life before! So overwhelming! Even though I knew to expect them it caught me by surprise.
Thanks Yoga, Hotcross and Wee. It's good to know others have hone through the same thing. He seems more alert now and he gained weight at his weigh in yesterday so that's given me peace of mind.
I try him at the breast before each cup feed and he does give a few sucks sometimes but can't see a swallow so think still not latched. Any suck to me though is something!
Last night we tried letting him wake us for a feed rather than setting an alarm and it seemed to work i.e. he settled down afterwards better cos we hadn't woken him. Plus I prefer a baby noise alarm to an iPhone equivalent! Still setting resetting an alarm after each feed just in case so he doesn't go longer then 3-4 hrs.
Fingers crossed for some help at Baby Bistro group tomorrow.
Been having contractions since around 4am so hopefully today is the day!
Oooh will be keeping my fingers crossed for you today Better! Let us know if things progress...
Today is my due date, which means I've finally caught up with you all! Woohoo!
Still no signs of anything happening yet though... Lots of pressure low down and pains between my legs and I've woken up a little bit damp but knowing what my bladder's like at the moment, I've probably just wet myself
Come on baby, hurry up so I can have my NYE glass of bubbly!
Haha-I think I spoke too soon as contractions have died off again. I think if I just stayed in bed all day, I'd have the baby faster .
As for feeling wet liz, I've had really wet discharge and lots of it for a week now. I've been checked and not my waters, just ridiculous discharge.
That used to happen to me better as soon as I was in bed my contractions started up strong and as soon as I got up they died down
Good luck they start to pick up again.
mum I would've kicked off at that comment, I still get the were you trying for a girl comments all the time, I'm like nooooooooo ffs we just wanted another child and I'm very happy with my 3 boys, they are so loving.
stom bless you Hun you must be fed up xx
Yeah I'm going to have to steel myself with the inevitable comments from insensitive types saying stuff like that alyssa!
I'll look on the bf board but anyone have any tips for engorgement? Poor Joshua is having a real struggle latching on and even after 40 mins on one side my boob is swollen and sore. Should I express the rest off to soften it up? I read that somewhere but worried it'll make them balloon up even more!...
Happy due date liz
alyssa majorly fed up!! Waiting for the midwife to call to did out what time she's coming to do my second sweep
Woken up with a splitting headache today
Get this baby out of me lol I'm so scared in going to have to be induced. I really don't want to be!
Happy due date itsliz hope your baby gets a move on today for you. Feels very strange as we are off to register Harriet today and this was my due date and she's 9 days old. Crazy.
Hope everyone else is doing well and lots of labour vibes to everyone still waiting
Thanks for the kind words ladies
Better I think I might be the same as you as I haven't had any more since... Was probably just wishful thinking!
kchapper5 Hope you and Harriet are doing well? I find it so strange that 4 of us were due on the same day and I'm the only one still hanging on!
stom I totally feel for you as I've only just reached my due date and I'm already stupidly fed up! Hope your second sweep gets baby moving today.
It'd be typical if I did go into labour today as I've got a horrible cold at the moment and can't breathe let alone put any of the breathing techniques I've been learning into practice!
stom have you read the I induction thread - there are some really positive stories on there. I know it's complicated by your hyper mobility but hopefully if you do get induced the pessary will get you going. When are they looking at inducing? Here it's term+12.
Ooh, just had a strong contraction so maybe they'll start up again. My ILs are on way to get DS so I hope it's not
yet another a false alarm.
itsliz happy due date! I was sick in run up to due date, the coughing brought on BHs! Hopefully you'll feel better quickly and get that baby out!
better it hasn't even been discussed yet. I'm still waiting for the midwife to ring to tell me when she's coming to do the 2nd sweep but my normal mw is on annual leave so I called the one that came out last time as she said it may be her but no answer so left a message. But I Duno who else to call I'm getting bored of waiting now.
Where would I find the induction thread
Oh me just rang she going to be an hour.
Yeh I don't mind the pessary so much as I can still have a water birth and be active etc but I'm really dreading if I have to have the drip. That's the bit I really don't want I couldn't think of anything worse than being in pain and not able to move around.
stom Not sure if this link will work as on mobile site but should be induction thread.
Having regular contractions now but not too painful so think I've got awhile to go yet.
Thanks better and good luck hope the contractions continue!!
Midwife came. Cervix is stretchy and is paper thin and very ready for labour she said she will be surprised (and I'll be very unlucky) if I don't go into labour in the next 48 hours. she's booked an induction for Thursday if baby isn't here.
better that's how mine started. I totally thought it was a false alarm... I hope it happens for you soon.
stom well it's good news from the mw saying baby should (finally) be here within 48hrs? (sorry I don't remember if you said this here or on fb). I'm crossing my fingers for you.
liz the last few days when you get to your due date are horrible. even if baby's not out, I'm sure you can have your glass of bubbles tomorrow night and it wont hurt
stom good news - any time now.
I've been having contractions every 5 minutes roughly lasting a minute for past few hours and getting stronger so all looking good here. Think she may be a New Year's Eve baby unless things speed up massively.
Ooh good luck better I always follow the 511 before I go to hospital, contractions 5 minutes apart lasting for at least a minute and have been for an hour so it's looking good for you Hun xx
stom that's great news, hopefully not long now xx
I need to stop posting on here - contractions have suddenly stopped
Sounds like a stop/start Hun, I had to go get my waters broke in the end as it just wasn't getting me anywhere and I had been into labour ward a ton.....I think they were just sick of me in the end
Here's hoping they start up again soon xx
Well labour restarted with very painful contractions. Into labour ward around 8pm and little girl born at 3.10am. My placenta didn't deliver so I had to go to theatre for manual extraction but overall not a bad birth. Knackered now though .
itsliz water broke last night too so hope all goes well for here.
10 days over due here and still waiting think I may be the last one
Congrats Better! Great news!