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Pregnant with no. 3 / 4 / 5...?!

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LimeLeafLizard Thu 14-Jun-12 10:02:04

Just wondering if anyone else is pg with their 3rd, 4th, 5th, or more?!

I am newly pg with baby number 4 and finding it a bit different this time.

Yesterday I flicked through a couple of magazines but the content didn't seem that relevant to me. I am quietly happy but not nearly as excited or nervous as I was before, especially the first time.

I know what kind of birth I want (same as the last two times) and I don't need to buy any stuff, so there doesn't seem so much to think about, at least until the scan.

I am also a bit worried about how other people are going to react when we tell them. There seems to be a general view that wanting 4 children must make us mad.

Hope I am not alone?!

5kidsnobump Mon 12-Nov-12 18:47:00

Congratulations shelly That sounds like a pretty quick birth! I also thought no. 4 was my last baby - I would not have believed anyone if they had told me we would have got to no.5 shock - all I can say is alcohol is responsible for a lot of things in our house grin

apple I also know how you feel about not being nostalgic about anything to do with this pregnancy. I feel like I have been dragging myself around for the whole 9 months, and just doing the minimum to keep everything going with the other kids. Especially after the birth this time, had DH not already had the snip he would have been at the docs demanding it by now - there is no way I could go through another pregnancy and birth like this one sad

5kids I even asked about sterilisation at my first mw appointment, she said maybe we should actually have the baby before going down that route confused mind you she was pretty shocked to see me back as I was so clear that last time was the 'last' time tee hee!

Oodthunkit Mon 12-Nov-12 19:01:40

<phew> 5kids

Congrats Shelly smile

Updated list!

Peterpie - DC3 12/11/12
SeymoreInOz - DC3 06/12/12
Cherrypiew3 - DC4 10/12/12
CODwidow -DC5 12/12/12 girl after 4ds
Annelid - DC7 20/12/12
SpringFlowers DC4 18/01/12
Icequeenkate - DC4 21/01/13 (will be ds4!)
AppleCrumples - DC4 22/01/13
LimeLeafLizard - DC4 8/2/13
Pinkpeony4 - DC4 01/03/13
Ood - dc4 18/3/2013
Bringonthetrumpets- dc3 10/6/13
Sams4lo - DC5 07/06/13
DontSweat - DC3 15/6/13

LimeLeafLizard Mon 12-Nov-12 19:04:57

Congratulations Shelly! thanks That is wonderful news, a warm welcome to baby Tommy. And 11.11.12 is a pretty memorable birth date, too.

5kids so glad to hear you're home, hope you continue to get better. How good to have your Mum to take the two toddlers, so you get a bit of time with Harry and a bit more time to rest.

annelid iron at 12.6 at 34 weeks is amazing... I always have worryingly low iron early on which probably goes some way towards dizzy fits in the supermarket as per my last post!

Countmyblessings Mon 12-Nov-12 19:08:24

Hi lovely mummies, can I join in this mega thread!
I'm currently pregnant with my 4th child after a few misses!
2011 MMC, April ectopic tube removal!!!!!
July BFP!!!!
I'm due in march!!!
Haven't had chance to catch up but have seen there has been a few births recently - congrats Moon & shelly!!!!
We are going to have 6 dc in the house 2 adopted boys!
With visiting DH dd we are 7!
I also am dealing with a few spd woes! But not as bad as some just using a belt, struggling at work so def think will be leaving more sooner then thought but life changes and have to adapt!
Glad to share with you all x

Oodthunkit Mon 12-Nov-12 19:27:00

Welcome count smile

Countmyblessings Mon 12-Nov-12 20:08:00

Thanks Ood x

Can someone add me to list I'm on phone!

Countmyblessings 13/3/13

Countmyblessings Mon 12-Nov-12 20:08:54

Opppps missed the important bit DC4 - 13/3/13

Oodthunkit Mon 12-Nov-12 20:12:33

Peterpie - DC3 12/11/12
SeymoreInOz - DC3 06/12/12
Cherrypiew3 - DC4 10/12/12
CODwidow -DC5 12/12/12 girl after 4ds
Annelid - DC7 20/12/12
SpringFlowers DC4 18/01/12
Icequeenkate - DC4 21/01/13 (will be ds4!)
AppleCrumples - DC4 22/01/13
LimeLeafLizard - DC4 8/2/13
Pinkpeony4 - DC4 01/03/13
Countmyblessings-DC4 13/3/13
Ood - dc4 18/3/2013
Bringonthetrumpets- dc3 10/6/13
Sams4lo - DC5 07/06/13
DontSweat - DC3 15/6/13

Welcome count wow you have got your hands full already! I feel like I can barely cope sometimes with 3! Although that's probably because I'm 30 weeks pg and hormonal and cranky!

SeymoreInOz Mon 12-Nov-12 20:46:34

Congratulations Shelly! Welcome baby Tommy.

5kids so glad you are home now, I hope that's it for you and hospitals now!

Yay Count congratulations! I hope the SPD isn't too bad. 7 DCs in the house... earplugs?!

annelid Sorry to hear about the transverse lie, hopefully baby will move before your next check. Did they recommend anything for you to try?

Saw the midwife yesterday, they've booked me in for a sweep next Wednesday, I'll be 37 weeks so not sure how successful it will be but I'm so uncomfortable now it's worth a try. I'm a little bit nervous, I'm planning to get the bus home on my own afterwards (don't want to drive/park in central sydney) is this a bad idea? I've never actually had a sweep!

cherrypiew3 Mon 12-Nov-12 20:51:04

Congratulations Shelly you sound like you had a nice birth.(If birth can ever be nice)

5kids Glad you are home hope things carry on getting better for you and you can really start to enjoy baby and the rest of your dc.
,
Welcome Count

I know we will not be having any more children and with the sickness, anemia and general pregnancy issues I don't want to do this again. However the other day I looked at my little bump and said to dh "this is it I will never do this again" the thought of this made me a littlesad

LimeLeafLizard Mon 12-Nov-12 22:46:06

Welcome Count, congratulations and hope your pregnancy goes well, difficult with the SPD I am sure. How old are your DC and are they looking forward to the baby?

Seymore based on my sweeps I think you'll be fine getting the bus home (how long is the journey?). It is a bit uncomfortable at the time, and you might get a few pains, but it doesn't start labour instantly. All the same, best to keep your phone handy and DH / a good friend on standby at the other end of the phone just in case. Good luck!

ALL - this thread is getting quite large and is taking ages to load up - would you like to move to a new one?

ShellyBobbs Tue 13-Nov-12 00:15:07

Thanks everyone grin

Fine by me, just pop the link for the new thread smile

Countmyblessings Tue 13-Nov-12 02:01:38

Hi all - thankfully don't have all 6dc at once!!!
Dd18,dsa-13,dd-11,dsa-7 ,ds-2. Dhdd-16,Baby makes 7!
As I said I can cope with just a belly belt for spd if it gets worse will def
Finish work early maybe Jan!!!!
Am I the only one who wakes up I'm the early hours like
4-5! Then struggle to go back to sleep?

I am still here but have apoorly dd3 so no time to catch up yet. <<<waves to everyone and will read back shortly>>> <<<am determined to keep posting!>>>

CODwidow Tue 13-Nov-12 14:08:38

Well 36 week appt today and all good. Baby is measuring at 34 weeks but hoping she'll just be a little one as my last was almost 10lb.
Had my swab for strep b so will know by Friday if I can use the birth centre, fingers crossed smile

LimeLeafLizard Tue 13-Nov-12 16:39:49

Count, still sounds like you must need good management skills! What work do you do?

Hi Spring please do keep posting smile - hope DD3 is better soon.

COD I had a big baby last time too... and would be happy if this one were just a bit smaller! Hope swab goes well.

Right, this thread is taking ages to open on my laptop (probably our weak broadband connection) so I am going to start a new, lighter one!

LimeLeafLizard Tue 13-Nov-12 16:47:18

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